Trip reference number: 41800

Trip Operator: Ramblers Walking Holidays

Complete New Zealand

From: £6695.00

New Zealand is a small country blessed with more than its share of natural wonders. Complete New Zealand 41800, starts in Auckland, a city cradled between the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean. We travel south to Rotorua, where geysers, bubbling mud pools and lakes fizz with all the colours of the rainbow. Next stop is Tongariro National Park, situated in a region of€tive volcanoes. The Tongariro Crossing is amongst the greatest one-day walks anywhere in the world (this can be done as an optional extra). From Wellington we sail€ross the Marlborough Sound to Picton on the South Island. After walking by Queen Charlotte Sound and visiting a vineyard we spend two nights at St Arnaud by the beautiful Nelson Lakes. We continue to Christchurch and meet with those joining for South Island Discovery 41809, and discover the city together. We travel to Franz Josef Glacier via Arthurs Pass and the west coast route. We walk around amazing Lake Matheson with its incredible view of the Southern Alps, plus explore the valleys leading up to Fox and Franz Josef glaciers. From Wanaka, we travel on to Queenstown. From here you’ll have the option to do the Milford Track instead of walking from Queenstown. Our journey then takes us to Te Anau in the Southern Lake District, from where we cruise on Milford Sound. We head back north to Twizel, a gateway to the peaks and trails of Mount Cook. This really is a holiday of a lifetime. Please be aware that this holiday can have a total group size of up to 22 people. We also have options to do both the Tongariro Crossing and the Milford Track. Tongariro Alpine Crossing Option Heralded as the best one-day trek available in New Zealand, it spans the length of Mount Tongariro covering 12 miles (19.2km) and takes on average 7-8 hours to complete. You have the option to participate in the Tongariro Crossing. A medium to high level fitness required. This walk is above the advertised walking grade for this holiday and is a similar walking grade to our challenging grade 7 RWH holidays. We can book the crossing through a local tour operator at the time of making your booking. Please contact our Sales and Reservations department for a quote. The price includes local guide, lunch, trekking/wet weather gear hire and return transfers from the Chateau. Milford Track Option The Milford Track is world famous and the finest way to walk to Milford Sound. The first day begins with a boat journey from Te Anau Downs and a 1.6 km walk followed by a short nature walk. The following day we walk up the Clinton valley around 16 km with 200m of ascent. The next day we reach the head of the Clinton Valley and walk over the Mackinnon pass around 15km but with 720m of ascent. A high level of fitness is required as this walk is above the advertised walking grade for this holiday and is a similar walking grade to our challenging grade 6 RWH holidays. Please contact our Sales and Reservations department for a quote. Please note that the price quoted will be based on you staying in a multi share room. If you would like a quote for a room on a single basis then please specify at the time of booking. Please be aware that places are limited and on a first come first basis. Once the spaces are booked, it is unlikely that we will be able to obtain more so please book early to avoid disappointment! Please ask Sales and Reservations for an information sheet for further details such as kit and€commodation. Choose either the entire Complete New Zealand route as above, or if you have more limited time available, join us for the South Island Discovery only.


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03/11/2020 28/11/2020 See our website ££7255.00

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