New Zealand's Cycle Trails
Enjoy three days of glorious cycling, walking and kayaking on the Queen Charlotte Track, staying in two lodges in Marlborough Sounds. This is a great combination of relaxation and adventure. Explore the world famous Queen Charlotte Track in three authentic ways!
We have everything arranged for you so that you can just enjoy exploring the world-famous Queen Charlotte Track on foot, on wheels and on the water over 3 enjoyable days. Rest each night at the iconic accommodation available in Marlborough Sounds within access to the Queen Charlotte Track in a stunning setting.
The Queen Charlotte Track, a 70km long New Zealand walking trail, is renowned for its stunning views and contrasting landscape, historical landmarks and a wide variety of native bush and wildlife. The spectacular trail, stretching from historic Ship Cove to Anakiwa, passes through dense coastal forest, tranquil coves and inlets, and along awe inspiring skyline ridges offering breathtaking views. This comfortable itinerary takes in all the highlights of the famous track incorporating gorgeous coastal hikes, exploring the stunning Marlborough Sounds, and admiring the lush native forest. This is a unique and spectacular walking trip through a renowned area of natural beauty and significance. As you pass through lush coastal forests, historic bays, and along dramatic ridges you'll learn of the region's heritage from your expert guides. The terrain is varied and the itinerary mixes easily manageable sections with more challenging routes. A moderate level of fitness is recommended to make the most of this exhilarating experience.
Each night you'll stay in superior ensuite rooms with guaranteed sea views at 4 - 4.5 star lodges, all within a superb setting. Your accommodation is on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional expense). Your tour also includes lunches and return transfers from/to Picton. Breakfasts and dinners are at your own expense. There are restaurants on site offering an a la carte menu.
Combining the best of New Zealand cycling, walking and kayaking experiences with iconic accommodation in Marlborough Sounds, Queen Charlotte Track Trio Adventure is utterly unique.
Enjoy two and a half days of glorious cycling, exploring the Great Taste Trail Coastal Route from Stoke to Kaiteriteri. Then walk and kayak in the Abel Tasman National Park for two and a half days, staying in the beachfront lodges. This is the ultimate combination of relaxation and adventure. Explore the world famous Abel Tasman Coast Track in three authentic ways!
Classed as one of 'New Zealand's Great Walks', the Abel Tasman Coast Track follows the coastline through lush native bush, over limestone cliffs and along golden sandy beaches.
Tasman's Great Taste Trail is a network of cycleways along a sparkling coast, looping through the Tasman region's picturesque countryside dotted with galleries, vineyards and restaurants. You will ride on the trail to enjoy postcard-perfect views.
At end of your daily adventure, return to your beachfront lodges and enjoy a hot shower. They are the only lodge accommodation options right on the beach in the heart of the Abel Tasman National Park. Here, you enjoy a wilderness experience without giving up modern conveniences. Over a fine 3-course dinner, swap stories with fellow walkers, and be lulled to sleep by the sound of waves lapping against golden sands.
With no road access in the Abel Tasman National Park, every trip is a journey. Being part of a small group, guided by experienced local guides, you can discover the best of Abel Tasman National Park in comfort, with more time for you to relax or immerse in nature.
The cycle, walk & kayak trip is all inclusive with fine food prepared for you. You don't need to carry heavy packs during your walk or kayak as we transport all your luggage. Blessed with a mild climate, golden beaches and lush coastal native bush, this Abel Tasman Trio Adventure delivers a safe, fun, friendly and authentic experience.
This cycle adventure is a 5 day/4 night guided tour on the Otago Central Rail Trail, a scenic and historic journey into the Central Otago heartland. You'll cycling 4 to 5 hours per day on a vehicle free trail with an easy gradient, traversing ever-changing mountainous, rugged landscapes, tunnels, viaducts, spectacular river gorges, old historic gold-mining villages and more. Finish your Otago Central Rail Trail cycling adventure with Taieri Gorge Train ride - scenic, spectacular and riddled with history and nostalgia.
You will soon to understand why Otago Central Rail Trail is favoured by so many cyclists. You can get a Rail Trail Passport, which can be stamped at every historic station you pass through. You will ride passing many beautiful Mountain ranges, Rock and Pillar Range, the Kakanuis, Rough Ridge, Raggedy Range, the Hawkduns and the Dunstan Range. But you won't have to climb any of them, because the trail follows an old railway line. You will ride through many charming historic townships, with cafés and restaurants showcasing the region’s fantastic food, wine and beer. Let your thoughts wander to the next meal, because great food, wine and craft beer are part of this amazing adventure.
You'll be supported with a local experienced tour guide and support vehicle while you are on the trail. The guides are passionate and knowledgeable about the trail and the area and this will all add to making this a tour to remember.
Accommodation is included each night at old historic hotels. You luggages will be transferred to accommodation. You only need to carry a daypack.
All meals are included for the duration of the cycling tours as well as transfers to and from Queenstown.
The 'Mountains to The Sea' Cycling 5D4N tour is a relaxed cycling tour for you to experience the iconic Otago Central Rail Trail.