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Road Scholar
Program #20754RJ
17 Days | 16 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 41 total, 14 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 12 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Riccarton Motor Lodge: Christchurch, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Located close to Hagley Park as well as the South Island's largest shopping mall.

Contact info:
241 Riccarton Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
phone: +64 3 341 3096
web: www.riccartonmotorlodge.co.nz/

Room amenities: Tea & coffee making facilities; satellite tv; iron & ironing board; hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Laundry

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Upon request.
For additional pre- and post-program accommodation, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Lake Tekapo Scenic Resort: Lake Tekapo, 1 nights
Type: Motel

Description: Located on the main street of the village and with spectacular views of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo and the mountains that surround it, is the Lake Tekapo Scenic Resort.

Contact info:
State Highway 8
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
phone: +64 3 680 6808
web: http://www.laketekapo.com/

Facility amenities: Rooms are modern, clean and most have excellent views over Lake Tekapo and the surrounding mountains. Rooms have comfortable queen-size beds, electric blankets and heating, ceiling fans, televisions with Sky TV, DVD players and safety deposit boxes are available. The Traffcmate system of wireless broadband internet is accessible from all rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Mackenzie Country Inn: Twizel, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
Corner Ostler & Wairepo Roads
Twizel, New Zealand
phone: +64 -3-435-0869
web: www.mackenzie.nz-hotels.com

Room amenities: Room facilities include heating, tea/coffee making facilities, refrigerator, television, in-house video movies, telephone, iron/ironing board, electric blankets and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include a restaurant and adjacent golf course.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Kurow Hotel: Kurow, 1 nights
Type: Motel

Description: The Kurow Hotel is a historic hotel, dating back to 1864 (very old for a nation as young as New Zealand) located within walking distance of Waitaki River.

Contact info:
55 Bledisloe Street
Kurow, New Zealand
phone: +64 3 436 0850
Facility amenities: All rooms have Sky TV and mini-bar. Function room, restaurant, bar meals. Laundry facilities on site. Guest lounge with tea/coffee-making facilities.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Please note that this property does not have full individual room en-suite bathroom facilities.

Kingsgate Hotel Brydone Oamaru: Oamaru, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Step inside the enchanting Kingsgate Hotel Brydone Oamaru and you will find yourself in a gentler, more gracious era, when a sweeping staircase, grand chandeliers and ornate interiors represented the height of style and the finest accommodation of a bygone time. Built of white, elaborately carved Oamaru limestone in 1881, this impressive Oamaru hotel has welcomed and charmed guests for over a century.

Contact info:
115 Thames Street
Oamaru, New Zealand
phone: +64 3 433 0480
web: http://www.millenniumhotels.co.nz/kingsgateoamaru/

Facility amenities: The Kingsgate Hotel Brydone Oamaru is one of the most conveniently located of Oamaru hotels, set in the central business district and within easy walking distance of attractions including the Little Blue Penguin colony, magnificent Victorian whitestone architecture, and the Chinese Garden. Sky TV, direct dial phones, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, heating and electric blankets are standard in all rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Mercure Hotel Leisure Lodge: Dunedin, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Located adjacent to Dunedin Botanic Gardens.

Contact info:
Duke Street
Dunedin, New Zealand
phone: +64 3 477 5360
web: www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-6222-mercure-dunedin-leisure-lodge/index.shtml

Room amenities: Room facilities include tea/coffee making facilities, television, telephone, refrigerator, iron/ironing board, Internet & PC connection and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include a laundry service, internet access, fitness facilities and safety deposit box facilities.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Hyde Hotel: Hyde, 1 nights
Type: Motel

Description: The Hyde Hotel is our first overnight stop on the Central Otago Rail Trail.

Contact info:
9079 Eaton Street
Hyde, New Zealand
phone: +64 3 4444800
web: http://www.hydehotel.co.nz/

Facility amenities: The Hyde Hotel offers a large lounge area with loads of chairs and sofas so guests can choose privacy or mix with others to share their Rail Trail experiences.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Please note that this property does not have full individual room en-suite bathroom facilities.

Wedderburn Cottages: Wedderburn, 1 nights
Type: Motel

Description: The Lodge & Cottages Wedderburn offers Otago Central Rail Trail accommodation & hospitality at its best, ranging from the comfortable 1928 farm homestead Lodge to attractive self-contained Cottages, both ideal for homestay or farmstay type accommodation.

Contact info:
State Highway 85
Wedderburn, New Zealand
phone: +64 3 444 9124
web: http://www.wedderburncottages.co.nz/

Facility amenities: All cottages have kitchenette, heaters, TV and direct access to a veranda with a fabulous view.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Tiger Hill Lodge & Wilson's: Omakau, 1 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: Purpose built in the Central Otago style, Tiger Hill Lodge & Wilson's offer comfortable communal living for participants on the Rail Trail.

Contact info:
20 Alton Street
Omakau, New Zealand
phone: +64 3 447 3700
web: http://www.centralotagonz.com/manuherikia/omakau/boutique/x,1,5034/tiger-hill-lodge.html

Room amenities: The spacious designer kitchen is stunning; the communal lounge enormous, and a smaller more private lounge doubles as a TV viewing room. When not relaxing under summer’s evening sun you can always luxuriate in the hot tub.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Dunstan House: Clyde, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Built in 1900, Dunstan House is located on the main street of historic Clyde. From the original weary travellers stepping off the Cobb & Co stage coach; to the more recent cyclists at the beginning or end of the Central Otago Rail Trail. Offering boutique accommodation, this heritage hotel features an elegant wooden staircase which links the various living areas. A large colonial verandah overlooks the main street of Clyde offering a sunny spot for guests to soak in the atmosphere. Guests will find each of our rooms individually decorated in elegant turn-of-the-century style.

Contact info:
29 Sutherland Street
Clyde, New Zealand
phone: +64 3 449 2295
web: http://www.dunstanhouse.co.nz/

Facility amenities: Accommodation includes individually decorated guest rooms with a range of bathroom facilities, central heating, a separate television lounge and laundry facilities.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Please note that this property does not have full individual room en-suite bathroom facilities.

Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview: Queenstown, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview is located within a 10 minute walk of the town centre and all rooms enjoy superb lake and mountain views.

Contact info:
88 Frankton Road
Queenstown, 9300 New Zealand
phone: +64 -3-442-7950
web: www.millenniumhotels.co.nz/copthornequeenstownlakeview/index.html

Room amenities: Room facilities include tea/coffee making facilities, television, telephone, refrigerator, iron/ironing board, electric blankets and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include a spa pool, guest laundry and safety deposit box facility.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Upon request.
For additional pre- and post-program accommodation, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org.



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14 nights of accommodations
41 meals: 14 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 12 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
27 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences

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