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22 Days | 21 Nights
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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. 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: 55 total, 19 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 19 dinners

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

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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Hamilton Airport Motor Inn: Hamilton, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
Airport Road
Hamilton, 2001 New Zealand
phone: +6478438412
web: www.airpotinn.co.nz

Room amenities: Queen bed and single bed telephone TV

Facility amenities: Internet & wireless restaurant & bar swimming pool gym,sauna laundry

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

Additional nights before: price subject to change
Contact Hotel for reservations

Parklands Motor Lodge: Turangi, 4 nights
Type: Motel

Description: Set in 7 acres of tranquil tree studded parkland. Over the last 10 years, owners and congenial hosts Craig Morey and Angela Jones have developed an engaging, convivial environment where visitors mingle with locals, anglers, and guides, providing a delectable taste of small town New Zealand life.

Contact info:
State Highway 1
Turangi, NA New Zealand
phone: +6473867515
web: www.parklandsmotorlodge.co.nz

Room amenities: TV , kitchen

Facility amenities: Internet & wireless Swimming and Spa pools-sauna Restaurant and bar Laundry and drying room Fishing and rafting guides available

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

Mountain Beech Lodge: Methven, 2 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: Our accommodation is distinctive - a beautifully restored cottage and a modern lodge. Both enhance the special qualities of our nature tours - gathering at the end of the day to enjoy delicious food in the Lodge, or reading a book in front of an open log fire in the peacefulness of Ross Cottage, a historic building registered with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. Commitment to Conservation Our nature tours have a strong eco theme and suit active travellers with an interest in wildlife and conservation in New Zealand. The mix of natural history in our area is unique - so much so that it is under consideration for World Heritage Area status.

Contact info:
Staveley R.D.1
Ashburton, 8300 New Zealand
phone: +6433030880
web: www.nature.net.nz

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

Methven Resort: Methven, 2 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: Set in the Mountain Village of Mt Hutt Methven,. Owner operated and Built in 1985

Contact info:
51 Main Street
Methven 7730, New Zealand
phone: +6433028724
web: www.methvanresort.com

Facility amenities: internet & wireless Drying room,Laundry, bar & restaurant. Private spa & Sauna, 3 outside heated spa & 25 meter swimming pool

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

Bathroom: Shower over a bath

Elevator: Yes

Mt Earnslaw Motel: Glenorchy, 5 nights
Type: Motel

Description: Glenorchy is the gateway to Mt Aspiring National Park, and several famous back country walking tracks including the Routeburn, Caples, Greenstone and Rees-Dart, as well as many popular local day walks. The Whakaari conservation area has opened up a whole new area close to Glenorchy, rich in history and accessible by horseback, mountain bike and on foot. Your hosts, Thor and Corrine, have been in the area since 1991 and take great pleasure in helping you to make the most of your stay. Besides the many walking tracks there are a lot of other activities to enjoy in the area. You can try your hand at fishing for trout and salmon in the rivers and the lake. Jet boat the amazing Dart River, or enjoy a fun yakking trip. There are also guided kayak trips, horse trekking, 4WD adventures or sky diving to name a few. You'll soon find out that one day is not enough. At the head of Lake Wakatipu, 49km and a 45min drive from Queenstown, the small township of Glenorchy is nestled in the midst of the most stunning natural scenery of the Southern Lakes. Visitors to the area have enjoyed the beautiful scenery and tranquil surroundings since it was first settled nearly 150 years ago. Glenorchy is a great base to explore this world heritage area.

Contact info:
87 Oban Street
Glenorchy, 1001 New Zealand
phone: +6434426993
web: www.mtearnslawmotel.co.nz

Room amenities: Our studio units all have comfortable super king-size beds to ensure a great night's sleep. The fully equipped kitchens also have complimentary tea and coffee. Each unit has an ensuite bathroom, free-to-air satellite TV, La-Z-Boy chairs and heat pump air-conditioning for your comfort. Free WiFi internet cards are provided and laundry facilities are available. Units are all serviced daily. Another feature our visitors appreciate, are double-glazed windows and thick concrete slab walls to ensure there is minimal noise transference between units. These units are quiet.

Facility amenities: About Us Mt Earnslaw Motel was built in 2000 to cater for visitors wanting an independent accommodation option. We offer a no frills accommodation option, that doesn't compromise quality and comfort, while still being affordable. Another feature our visitors appreciate, are double-glazed windows and thick concrete slab walls to ensure there is minimal noise transference between units. These units are quiet. Laundry and BBQ

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

South Sea Hotel: Stewart Island, 4 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The South Sea Hotel is a Stewart Island icon, with a strong footing in Island life, both past and present. The hotel has a fully licensed bar, restaurant, hotel and motel accommodation. Situated in the middle of Halfmoon Bay, just a stones throw from the beach, the hotel is an ideal base for your Stewart Island holiday. The staff can advise you on local attractions and activities and help you with your booking. When you arrive onto the island, either by ferry or plane, the hotel is only a 3 minute walk away.

Contact info:
Main Road
Stewart Island
Bluff, 1002 New Zealand
phone: +6432191059
web: www.stewart-island.co.nz

Room amenities: Studio units- en-suite bathroom TV Telephone kitchen

Facility amenities: Wifi internet Restaurant and bar Laundry

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

West Plaza Hotel: Wellington, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The West Plaza Hotel occupies the prime position for business or pleasure in Wellington. We're in easy walking distance of the major government departments, commercial offices, and conference and event centres of the CBD. Plus you're only a short walk from the premium shopping of Lambton Quay and the entertainment zones of Courtenay Place and the Cuba Quarter.

Contact info:
110 Wakefield Strret
Wellington, 6001 New Zealand
phone: +64 4 473-1440
web: www.westplaza.co.nz

Room amenities: SKY colour television with a wide range of channels Flat rate broadband wireless Internet access Direct dial ISD / STD telephone Work desk Mini-bar, coffee and tea making Automated wake-up call service Hairdryer Iron and ironing board Clock radio Heat detectors Electricity (240V 50Hz adapters available)

Facility amenities: restaurant & bar Guest laundry available 7 days Dry-cleaning services (Mon-Fri, excluding Public Holidays) 24-hour reception 24-hour room service Safety deposit boxes at reception Foreign currency exchange Flat rate broadband wireless Internet access (charges may apply)

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: subject to change
Available after program finishes

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Our Value Promise To You

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at no additional cost on this date ...
19 nights of accommodations
55 meals: 19 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 19 dinners
15 Expert-led lectures
31 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances
3 Flights during the program


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