Your guide will be able to recommend the best scenic walks, hidden waterfalls, impressive caves, and secluded beaches. We have eight days to show you New Zealand. Here are some great places to rest your head. From the lakefront resort of Edgewater in Wanaka to the Mount Cook Lodge and beyond you’ll discover a taste of the fun, friendly and quirky places New Zealand has to stay. Click here to find out more about the accommodation on this trip. We will end our adventure in Christchurch, the largest city on the South Island.
Temperatures can range from 50degF up to 90degF throughout the day. There may be sunshine, rain, or even snow at higher elevations. Explore the breathtaking landscape of the surrounding Alps, and enjoy a stunning view of Lake Wanaka. Explore the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage area–choose hiking, swimming or canoeing with a naturalist on Lake Moeraki.
Is there a ferry from Wellington to Christchurch?
The best way to get from Wellington to Christchurch without a car is to ferry and train which takes 9h 59m and costs $130 – $180.
The collection includes over 1,5 million objects, from around the globe. See your guide’s “treasures” from nature, including very rich gold specimens, crystals, petrified wood, Kauri gum and other minerals found on the peninsula. Read more about local guides here. Nat Hab has always believed that nature is best enjoyed in small groups. You’ll travel in a group of no more than 11 in a private mini-coach–no big tour buses for us.
This privately guided New Zealand itinerary focuses on easy going guided walks for hikers of modest fitness who love being in the bush and the natural environment. No hiking experience is necessary and you need only carry a day pack, with the knowledge that comfortable accommodations awaits you at the end of the day. Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Tours offer a wide range of high quality cycling experiences in the Nelson Tasman region of the top of the South Island, New Zealand. Specialising in bespoke and luxury tours which can be self-guided, guided and premium guided.
- At the mountain’s open face, you pass several scree-filled gullies before crossing the ridge for your return hike.
- We hike from Barks Bay through Manuka glades, over a low saddle, and across a suspension bridge at Falls River that spans 150 feet.
- Knowledgeable guides deliver commentary of activity being viewed and visit isolated places inaccessible to others providing the best possible viewing of unique peninsula wildlife.
- There is no one day that is the same as another trapping day. They all feel different. The weather, the trails, the things you see, and experience are all unique.
Each of its 24 air conditioned, open-plan suites–the largest in Hanmer Springs–features floor-to-ceiling windows and a private balcony. Spa Braemar offers a variety of treatments, including traditional and therapeutic body therapies, as well as premium beauty treatments. This morning, “have a lie-in,” as the locals say, and enjoy a leisurely breakfast.
Along the way, enjoy exclusive hotels, taste world-class wine, and encounter native wildlife, from sperm whales to wandering albatross. There are plenty of stop along the way to check out waterfalls, scenic walks and remote beaches. In the afternoon, take an inspirational helicopter flight with a snow landing on the Franz Josef or Fox Glacier. Alternatively, join a heli-hiking tour – this involves two short heli flights and a 2 hour guided walk on the ice.