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22 Days | 21 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. 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: 53 total, 19 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 18 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian; Gluten Free; None; None.

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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Sudima Hotel: Rotorua, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
1000 Eruera Street
Rotorua, New Zealand
phone: +6473481174
web: www.lakeplazahotel.co.nz/

Room amenities: Guestrooms are double occupancy with tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephones, iron, a hair dryer, TV including Sky TV, and alarm clock. The Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua now boasts wireless high-speed broadband internet access in every guest room and all public areas.

Facility amenities: The hotel has a laundry service, restaurant and bar, pool, sauna, and private spa.

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

Elevator: Yes

West Plaza Hotel: Wellington, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
110 Wakefield Street
Wellington, 6001 New Zealand
phone: +6444731440
web: www.lakeplazahotel.co.nz/

Room amenities: Guestrooms are double occupancy and have private bathrooms with tea/coffee making facilities, remote control TV with Sky TV channels, radio, alarm clock, mini bar, work desk, direct dial telephone, modem connection, refrigerator, hair dryer, and iron facilities.Internet and Wifi available

Facility amenities: The hotel has an elevator, laundry service, restaurant and bar & lounge.

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

Elevator: Yes

Lobster Inn Motor Lodge: Kaikoura, 3 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: Beneath New Zealand's largest crayfish icon rests the Lobster Inn Motor Lodge, motel accommodation. Located adjacent to New World and Kaikoura's new shopping complex, and an easy walk through to the cafe scene and novelty shops one kilometre away. Quality modern accommodation

Contact info:
115 Beach Road
Kaikoura, 8280 New Zealand
phone: +6433195743
web: www.lobsterinn.co.nz

Room amenities: All room types have tea/coffee/breakfast making facilities Range of room types available: studio, deluxe studio, family units Larger units all with kitchens All rooms with microwave, fridge, hairdryer, electric blankets All rooms serviced daily 2 x Guest Laundry Areas Seasonal Solar Heated Swimming Pool BBQ Area Zenbu Wireless Internet Guest computers available * Free information service Booking service Secretarial services available * Conference Facilities On site Restaurant and Tavern facility

Facility amenities: The hotel has a restaurant and bar, and laundry facilities.

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

Greymouth Kingsgate Hotel: Greymouth, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
32 Mawhera Quay
Greymouth, 7801 New Zealand
phone: +6437685085
web: www.millenniumhotels.co.nz/kingsgategreymouth/index.html

Room amenities: Guestrooms include direct tea/coffee making facilities, dial telephones, a mini bar, an iron and ironing board, hair dryer, electric blanket and Sky TV

Facility amenities: The hotel has laundry services, safe deposit, a restaurant and bar.

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

Elevator: Yes

Alpine Glacier Motel: Franz Josef Glacier, 1 nights
Type: Motel

Description: Enjoy spacious, well appointed units nestled in idyllic West Coast surroundings with views of rain forest and snowy mountain peaks Alpine Glacier Motel's has a 4 star Qual-Mark rating and all 24 units offer modern facilities, kitchenettes and car parking right outside your unit, many with relaxing double spa baths and spectacular views of some of our smaller glaciers in our beautiful Alpine vista. ZENBU wireless internet is available from all our units: •King Studio •King Family/Twin Studio •Deck Studio •Queen Studio •Spa Studio •Two Bedroom Unit •Disability Units A wonderful base for your adventure to New Zealand’s most beautiful glacier country, Alpine Glacier Motel is managed by locals with extensive knowledge and experience of the area. Ask them about Franz Josef township’s friendly local restaurants, pubs and cafes and directions to the many other attractions in the area: kayaking, scenic flights, jet boat safaris, bird sanctuaries, nature tours and much more…. For superior accommodation befitting our 4 star rating and a welcoming, restful atmosphere, book now at Alpine Glacier Motel. For more information, contact the Alpine Glacier Motel: Phone: +64 (0)3 752 0226 Fax: +64 (0)3 752 0221 Reservations Freephone within New Zealand: 0800 757 111 Property Features In House MoviesBroadband Internet AccessNon-Smoking RoomsGuest LaundryDisabled Access RoomsDVD LibraryWiFi InternetFree ParkingSpaTour Desk

Contact info:
Corner of Cron and Condon Streets Franz Josef 7856
Franz Josef, NA 7856 New Zealand
phone: +64 37520226
web: www.alpineglaciermotel.com

Room amenities: Queen Studio Alpine Glacier Motel's Queen Studio features a queen size bed in a warm,comfortable and sunny studio room. Modern facilities, reliable heating and parking right outside give you a home away from home feel.Wireless internet is available All queen studio units feature: - Queen size bed - Ensuite bathroom with shower - Electric blanket - Heater - Modern bathroom with heated towel rail - Kitchen extras: glasses, bottle openers etc - Breakfast, tea and coffee making facilities - Microwave - Refridgerator - Ironing board and iron - Television, DVD player and Sky TV - Telephone - Hairdryers - Radio alarm clock - Occasional chair - Extended bench area(no dinning area) Alpine Glacier Motel's queen studio units offer travellers superb accommodation for holiday stopovers and extended breaks (suitable maximum 2 guests only).

Facility amenities: Alpine Glacier Motel offers a wide range of service features, including: Daily reception desk open from 8am to 8pm Tour desk for knowledgeable, local information and all your tour and activity bookings Continental breakfasts Heating and electric blankets in all rooms Outdoor furniture Guest Laundry Storage room Kia Ora card rates for all international calls Parking directly outside your unit An ideal, scenic location with plenty of free parking covered guest spa room Sky TV & complimentary DVD Library For more information, contact the Alpine Glacier Motel: Phone: +64 (0)3 752 0226 Fax: +64 (0) 3 752 0221 Reservations Freephone within New Zealand: 0800 757 111 Email: alpineglacier@xtra.co.nz Postal address: PO Box 91, Franz Josef, New Zealand

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

Wanaka Hotel: Wanaka, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
Ardmore Street
Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
phone: +6434437826
web: www.wanakahotel.co.nz/

Room amenities: Guestrooms include a private shower/bath, private telephone, small refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities and a television. Internet and Wi-fi available

Facility amenities: The hotel offers laundry services and Sky TV.

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

Elevator: Yes

Kingsgate Te Anau Hotel: Te Anau, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Set amongst manicured gardens on the tranquil shores of Lake Te Anau, Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau is the perfect base for exploring the scenic wonders of the region. The hotel has 94 guest rooms available with twin, double and adjoining rooms for families. Non-smoking rooms are also available. You'll enjoy the comfort and convenience of six digital Freeview TV channels, direct dial phones, minibar (in selected rooms), tea and coffee-making facilities plus a host of other amenities. Known as the "Walking Capital of the World", this area is host to some of the most breath-taking natural wonders known to man. Visit Milford Sound (120 kms), Doubtful Sound, Manapouri and the Glowworm Caves. The area has a number of awe-inspiring walks such as the Milford, Routeburn and the Kepler Tracks. Te Anau, New Zealand, hotels such as the Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau are ideally placed for experiencing the scenic beauty of this unique region.

Contact info:
20 Lakefront Drive
Te Anau, 9681 New Zealand
phone: +6432497421
web: www.millenniumhotels.co.nz

Room amenities: Standard Rooms at the Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau are spacious and welcoming. They feature one double and one single bed as well as an ensuite bathroom. Guests can enjoy a range of amenities when staying in this modern hotel. Te Anau, New Zealand is a beautiful spot from which to explore the natural wonders of this mountainous region. Room Details: 6 digital Freeview TV channels Refrigerator Tea and coffee-making facilities Hair dryer Iron and ironing board Radio alarm clock Daily newspaper (on request)

Facility amenities: A wide range of guest services and amenities are available at Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau. Should you require any additional services during your stay, hotel staff will be happy to assist. When it comes to finding accommodation in Te Anau, New Zealand, the Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau offers a range of amenities and excellent service. Guest services include: Message Service Postal/Parcel Service Excursions and sightseeing attractions can be arranged at no extra charge Sky TV 7 digital Freeview TV channels in guest rooms Maid Service 24 hour Room Service (limited overnight) Currency Exchange Luggage Storage Newspaper Hotel Shop Wireless internet.

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

Rosebank Lodge: Balclutha, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
265 Clyde Street
Balclutha, 9200 New Zealand
phone: +6434181490
web: www.rosebanklodge.co.nz/

Room amenities: Guestrooms include a shower, mini bar, Sky TV with remote control, hair dryer, phone jack for internet connection, iron and ironing board

Facility amenities: The hotel has guest laundry, a spa and sauna, café and bar.Wi-fi available

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

Additional nights after: $NZ 100 per room
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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.

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19 nights of accommodations
53 meals: 19 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 18 dinners
20 Expert-led lectures
27 Field trips
3 Performances


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