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  • 1. NEW ZEALAND’SPREMIUM CYCLETOURISM EXPERIENCESFeaturing 18 New Great Rides Around New Zealand 2011/2012 www.nzcycletrail.com
  • 2. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONFOREWORDNew Zealand is an outstanding visitor destination, and there’s NELSON / TASMANno doubt that one of the best ways to explore it is by cycling. CONTENTSNga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail is designedto showcase the very best of our country – our spectacularscenery, unique culture, and first-class Kiwi hospitality.We’re committed to giving visitors a friendly welcome and making sure they As Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, I encourage you to promote Nga CANTERBURY NORTHLANDhave a lot of fun along the way. Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail to your clients. It’d be a great addition to any trip to New Zealand, no matter how short or long.As you’ll see in this manual, the trails cater for a range of cycling abilities frombeginners and families to more experienced and competitive riders. We’d love to welcome more visitors to our home and show them around.There are all sorts of options to stop along the way, head off the beaten track, Best wishes,and experience New Zealand. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYBecause no matter how familiar you are with our great country, there’s always WEST COASTmore to discover about our land and its people.There’s so much to see – from sparkling beaches and pristine lakes, to soaringalpine playgrounds, volcanoes and geysers. Rt Hon John KeyThere’s so much to taste – some of the best fresh food in the world served by Prime Minister and Minister of Tourismtop-class chefs, and an array of wines from almost every corner of the country.And there’s so much to do – from visiting a marae and learning the stories and CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDtraditions of Maori, playing golf on one of over 400 courses, enjoying our caféand bar culture, or joining us for the Rugby World Cup 2011. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 2
  • 3. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONINTRODUCTIONNga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail (NZCT) is a government- NELSON / TASMANled project to build a network of world class cycle trails. The idea behind CONTENTSthis $50 million project was to build a network of cycle trails that wouldnot only be a healthy and enjoyable way for Kiwis and internationalvisitors to see the country but would also provide economic, social andenvironmental benefits for New Zealand communities. CANTERBURY NORTHLANDThe brand Nga Haerenga means “the journeys”, both in a physical and spiritual The Great Rides offer a wonderful range of cycling experiences for visitors to enjoysense, and this is exactly the sort of experience we want visitors to New Zealand including excursions that last only an hour or two through to a 15 day tour thatto enjoy. The 18 Great Rides under NZCT are across New Zealand and will be incorporates parts of four different cycle trails.a key draw-card for international visitors. With one Great Ride completed (St The 18 Great Rides also link with a wide variety of attractions and activitiesJames Cycle Trail) and sections of eleven further trails already in use, these trails including kayaking, hiking and helicopter rides to more relaxed pursuits like spas,are already showcasing the very best that New Zealand has to offer in terms WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY sailing, luxury accommodation, and fine wine and food.of our iconic landscapes, culture and communities. This directory of premium We trust you will enjoy using this directory to learn details of the 18 new cycle trails WEST COASTcycle tourism experiences also includes New Zealand’s most well known cycle and the Otago Central Rail Trail, plus the 50 tourism businesses offering 63 differenttrail, The Otago Central Rail Trail. options for your clients.Due to be fully constructed by summer 2012-2013, these new trails areabout cycling but they are also about adventure, fitness and health; they are Contact Details:about having a holiday and getting away from it all; and taking time to share For further information on Nga Haerenga, New Zealand Cycle Trail,exhilarating outdoor experiences with friends and family. please contact either Craig Wilson: Email: craig@qualitytourism.co.nz,Fifty tourism businesses have featured 63 new tourism experiences in this first-ever Mobile: +64 27 241 0549 or Sarah Berry: Email: sarah.berry@med.govt.nz, CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDproduct directory for the 18 Great Rides under Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Mobile: +64 21 221 3274. www.nzcycletrail.comCycle Trail. The experiences available on the new Great Rides range from $36 for DISCLAIMER: Every attempt has been made to ensure this information, provided on behalf individual cycle trails and businesses, is correct at the timeentry to cycle friendly attractions - and bike hire from $48 per day - to luxury all of publication. The Ministry of Economic Development will not be held liable for any losses due to the use of any material in this publication. Nor will theinclusive guided tour and accommodation packages for over $5,000 per person. Ministry of Economic Development be held liable for any action or actions taken or not taken on the basis of the information published or for errors or omissions. (May 2011) 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 3
  • 4. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONNORTH ISLAND Twin Coast Cycle Trail Great Rides Otago Central Rail Trail N WHANGAREI NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS AUCKLAND Hauraki Rail Trail Motu Trails CANTERBURY Waikato River Trails NORTHLAND Pureora Timber Trail ROTORUA TAUPO WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Lake Track Pathway of Fire WEST COAST NAPIER Ruapehu-Whanganui Trails WHANGANUI Hawke’s Bay Trails CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND WELLINGTON DISCLAIMER: This map is for illustrative purposes only and does not intend to be accurate. Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail project does not accept any liability for any inaccuracies or any decisions made based on this map. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 4
  • 5. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONSOUTH ISLAND Great Rides Nelson/Tasman Trails N Otago Central Rail Trail NELSON The Old Ghost Road NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS Westland Wilderness Trail GREYMOUTH St James Cycle Trail CHRISTCHURCH CANTERBURY NORTHLAND The Queenstown Trail Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY QUEENSTOWN WEST COAST Otago Central Rail Trail Roxburgh Gorge Trail DUNEDIN Clutha Gold Trail Around the Mountains INVERCARGILL CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND DISCLAIMER: This map is for illustrative purposes only and does not intend to be accurate. Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail project does not accept any liability for any inaccuracies or any decisions made based on this map. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 5
  • 6. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONCONTENTSFOREWORD 2 CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDINTRODUCTION & MAPS 3 PUREORA TIMBER TRAIL 42NORTHLAND Awhina Wilderness Experience 44 NELSON / TASMAN Pa Harakeke 48 CONTENTSTWIN COAST CYCLE TRAIL 8Flying Kiwi Adventures 10 LAKE TRACK (TAUPO) 50Paheke Bed and Breakfast 12 Chris Jolly Outdoors 52 Wilderness Escapes 54WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY - - RUAPEHU - WHANGANUI TRAILS (NGA ARA TUHONO) 56HAURAKI RAIL TRAIL 14 Adrift Outdoor Adventure 58Clark Lodge Waihi 16 Chateau Tongariro 60NZ Pedaltours 18 CANTERBURY NORTHLAND Mountain Bike Station 62WAIKATO RIVER TRAIL 20 Whanganui River Tours/Tamara Lodge 66Out in the Styx Guest House 22 HAWKES BAY / EASTLANDMOTU TRAILS 24Adventure South 26 HAWKE’S BAY TRAILS 70 Bike About Tours Ltd 72PATHWAY OF FIRE (TE ARA AHI) 28 WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Coastal Wine Cycles 74Hells Gate 30 Cycle Turismo 76 WEST COASTPure Cruise Ltd & Multi Day Adventures Ltd 32 FishBike 78Te Puia (The New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute) 34 Takaro Trails Cycle Tours 80Waimangu Volcanic Valley Ltd 36Wai Ora Lakeside Resort 38Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland 40 CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 6
  • 7. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONCONTENTSNELSON / TASMAN OTAGO / SOUTHLANDNELSON TASMAN TRAILS 82 THE QUEENSTOWN TRAIL 134 NELSON / TASMANBiking Nelson 84 Picnic Bike Tour Co Cycle De Vine 136 CONTENTSFlying Kiwi Adventures 86 Vertigo Bikes 138Nelson Cycle Hire Ltd 88 ROXBURGH GORGE TRAIL 140Simply Wild 90 Clutha River Adventures 142The Gentle Cycling Company 92 CLUTHA GOLD TRAIL 144WEST COAST Lake Roxburgh Lodge 146THE OLD GHOST ROAD 96 AROUND THE MOUNTAINS 148Helicopter Charter Karamea 98 Around the Mountains Cycle Trail Ltd 150 CANTERBURY NORTHLANDWESTLAND WILDERNESS TRAIL 100 Arrowtown House Boutique Hotel 154Awatuna Homestead 102 OTAGO CENTRAL RAIL TRAIL 156Wild West Adventures 104 Adventure South 158 Clutha River Cruises 160CANTERBURY Cycle Surgery Rail Trail Ltd 162ST JAMES CYCLE TRAIL 108 WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Hawkdun Lodge 164Hanmer Springs Adventure Centre 110 Kokonga Lodge 166 WEST COASTALPS 2 OCEAN CYCLE TRAIL 112 Luxury Rail Trail Tours Ltd 168Adventure South 114 Off the Rails 170Alps 2 Ocean Cycles Ltd 116 Olivers Central Otago 172Cycle Journeys 118 Trail Journeys Ltd 174Glentanner Park (Mount Cook) Ltd 120Heartland Lodge 122 CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDHelibike 124 OTAGO / SOUTHLANDHot Tubs Omarama 128Mount Cook Hotel Collection 130Trail Journeys 132 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 7
  • 8. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS CANTERBURY NORTHLANDTWIN COAST WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY STATUS: SECTIONS OPENCYCLE TRAIL WEST COAST % COMPLETED: 28% GRADE: EASY DURATION: 2 DAYS TOTAL LENGTH: 84KMPOU HERENGA TAI i-SITE INFO: http://www.fndc.govt.nz/about- the-district/visitor-information “The Far North features many areas of outstanding natural beauty within “This trail tells the story of an emerging CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDa unique coastal environment. The 72km Twin Coast Cycle Trail will nation, capturing the heritage of both Maori and pioneer settlers, telling theirpass through the centre of the Far North district between the picturesque stories along the way.”Hokianga Harbour and the famously beautiful Bay of Islands, riding through Wayne Brown - FAR NORTH DISTRICT COUNCIL MAYORsome of New Zealand’s earliest European and Maori settlements. The trailwill cater for all levels of riding ability including beginners and families. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 8
  • 9. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBACKGROUNDER • Horeke and the tranquility and beauty of the upper reaches of theThe Twin Coast Cycle Trail - Pou Herenga Tai will pass through some of New Hokianga Harbour; andZealands earliest European and Maori settlements and the Far North District, • Opportunities for Marae visits and stays. which gave birth to the Treaty of Waitangi and offers many sites of historical andcultural significance. BEST TIME TO RIDE The trail will be open throughout the year. The majority of the trail follows aThe trail’s construction has been divided into four stages. The first section to be NELSON / TASMAN former railway corridor, making any gradients easy to manage.completed will be 14km of the old rail corridor between Kaikohe and Okaihau. CONTENTSThe next trail stages will run for 34km from Kaikohe to Kawakawa, 25km from GETTING THEREOkaihau to Horeke and a further 11km from Kawakawa to Opua. The route will The trail starts at Horeke on the West Coast and runs through to Opua on theinclude some gentle climbs with wide paths, enabling cyclists to travel side-by- East Coast. It can be accessed from a number of towns along the trail includingside for most of the journey. Kaikohe.The Far North features many areas of outstanding natural beauty within a Trail partners: The trail is a joint initiative of the Far North District Council,unique coastal environment. It can boast of up to 2000 hours of sunshine each Ministry for Social Development and The New Zealand Cycle Trail project.year and some of the best weather in New Zealand. The trail will cross rural farm CANTERBURY NORTHLANDcountry and pass through a number of small towns, with some sections following RELATED LINKSancient Maori walking and hunting tracks. At its highest points riders will have Far North District Council: http://www.fndc.govt.nz/panoramic views to the east and west coasts.A unique feature of this trail will be a series of Pou, carved by iwi, which willbe erected along the trail route to recall the history and stories of both iwi andPakeha settlements in and around the area. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYHighlights will include: WEST COAST• Opua, the gateway to the Bay of Islands and the maritime centre for the Far North;• Kawakawa, home to the renowned Hundertwasser public toilets and famous for its active rail corridor down the centre of the main street;• Kaikohe, which features sites of early Maori-European contact and conflict, and the Kaikohe Pioneer Village with its museum of early settlement and CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND transport plus an extraordinary begonia display; OTAGO / SOUTHLAND• Lake Omapere, the Far Norths largest natural lake;• Okaihau, a hub of early agricultural settlement and development;• The rail tunnel at Okaihau – an integral part of the trail route; 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 9
  • 10. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONFLYING KIWI NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSADVENTURES CANTERBURY NORTHLANDFlying Kiwi is perfect for cyclists who want to experience the Contact Details:outdoor beauty and excitement of New Zealand. All trips provide WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Dennis Christiangreat flexibility and unbeatable value – enabling clients to choose Phone: +64 3 547 0171 WEST COASTfrom a range of excellent bike rides, outstanding hikes and Address: 4B Forests Road, PO Box 680, Nelson, New Zealandexhilarating adventure activities everyday. Email: dennis@flyingkiwi.com Website: http://www.flyingkiwi.comMeals, accommodation and transport are all included and thereare options to hire bikes or bring your own. The trips are suitablefor all fitness levels and appeal to a wide range of age groups andnationalities. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDTrips range from 3-27 days, cover both islands and with options totake extended breaks, there’s something for everyone. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 10
  • 11. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONREVERSE TRAVERSE MEDIA ANGLESoak up the best of New Zealand on this great journey from South to North. Flying Kiwi was NZ’s top rated budget operator in National Geographic’s “BestThis trip takes in some of the most diverse and dramatic scenery in the World. Adventure Travel Companies on Earth” in the following categories; biking, hiking,You will visit the best National Parks, exploring glaciers, fiords, golden beaches, multisport, nature/wildlife and cultural encounters.turquoise waters, rugged coastlines and dramatic mountain formations. Add in The company was also the only NZ operator to be listed in this year’s Worlda superb selection of activities, hikes and bike rides and you have the perfect Travel Awards NELSON / TASMANrecipe for the trip of a lifetime. CONTENTSThe trip also provides the chance to soak up true kiwi culture with an overnightstay in a Marae and a traditional Hangi included.There are a range of excellent bike ride options integrated into the trip and alsothe chance to tackle some of New Zealand’s recently launched “great rides”.These include the Queenstown trail, the Westland Wilderness trail, the Old Ghostroad and the Nelson/Tasman trails.There are a range of optional activities available on this trip including: CANTERBURY NORTHLANDExcellent hikes (for all levels), dolphin swimming, sailing, sea kayaking,sandboarding, skydiving, bungy jumping, white and black water rafting,paragliding, horse riding, glacier hiking or Heli hiking.The trip visits many of the most spectacular spots in New Zealand including:Paparoa National Park, stunning Bay of Islands, cruise the Marlborough Sounds, WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYadrenalin rush of Queenstown, chilling Glaciers, picturesque Abel TasmanNational Park, amazing Waitomo Caves, real Lord of the Rings country, the lush WEST COASTvineyards and hilly pastures of Picton and Marlborough and many other culturaland historical treasuresPRICING DETAILS: Retail Price: Queenstown to Auckland (14 days) > $NZ1984 Christchurch to Auckland (15 days) > $NZ2094 Bike Hire: $NZ200 per adult CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies Duration: 14 or 15 days Group Size: Minimum group size 30 with 2 guides Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 11
  • 12. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONHISTORIC PAHEKE NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSBED & BREAKFAST CANTERBURY NORTHLANDPaheke is an historic house (1862) located in the heart of the Contact Details:Bay of Islands area and strategically placed centrally to the Pou WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Frank & Juen DuxfieldHerenga Tai - Twin Coast Cycleway. Our mission is to provide Phone: +64 9 405 9623 WEST COASTquality accommodation in a colonial setting with all modern Address: 103 State Highway 1, Ohaeawai, RD2, Kaikohe 0472comforts and services and in an environmentally friendly facility. Email: paheke@xtra.co.nzWith this as a base it is possible for guests to explore the natural Website: www.paheke.co.nzbeauty of land and sea, the mission stations and old buildingsof New Zealand’s national birthplace, the ancient sites andfortifications of the Maori, and to engage in a wide variety CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDof activities. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 12
  • 13. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONPOU HERENGA TAI - TWIN COAST CYCLE TRAIL MEDIA ANGLEA unique feature of this trail is a series of Pou Pou (carved wooden statues made The Pou Herenga Tai - Twin Coast Cycle Trail is an exciting coast to coastfrom local trees) which progressively tell a story along the trail of the landscapes adventure in the Bay of Islands – Hokianga region. It can begin with a heritageand people of the area. The trail largely follows the northernmost branch rail railway journey from Opua to Kawakawa, famous for the rail line in the mainline which went from the port of Opua through Kawakawa and Kaikohe to the street and the Hundertwasser toilets. Cycling starts at Kawakawa along the oldterminus at Okaihau. From there the trail wends through the Utakura Valley rail line to Kaikohe and on to Okaihau through rural farm and forest. From there NELSON / TASMANto Horeke on the Hokianga Harbour. Typically, Day 1 takes cyclists by vintage it is a downhill journey to Horeke on the Hokianga. CONTENTSsteam train from Opua to Kawakawa (maybe a lunch stop and visit the famousHundertwasser toilets) and then cycling through beautiful rural scenery toKaikohe. Accommodation, dinner and breakfast is provided at Paheke withtransfers to and from the trail. Day 2 begins again at Kaikohe with the trailpassing through a tunnel and by Lake Omapere (the largest in Northland) inrural scenes of pasture and native forest to reach Okaihau (another lunchstop).Then it is a gentle ride through the Utakura valley to Horeke where the localtavern on the water’s edge makes a nice place to relax. CANTERBURY NORTHLANDWe suggest you make Paheke your base for the whole experience andwe will make a personal itinerary which includes all dinners & breakfasts,accommodation before, during and after the trail, transfers to and from the trail,cycle hire and arrangements/bookings for any of the varied places and activitiesof the region. You may wish to extend your stay before or after the trail to fullyappreciate all the area has to offer and we can guide you to the best. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYPRICING DETAILS: WEST COAST Retail Price: From $380 per person. Email for quote on your itinerary. Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies. Duration: 2 days for complete trail, shorter for parts. Group Size: Up to 8. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 13
  • 14. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS CANTERBURY NORTHLANDHAURAKI STATUS: PLANNED WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY % COMPLETED: 6%RAIL TRAIL GRADE: EASY WEST COAST DURATION: 2 DAYS TOTAL LENGTH: 77KM VISIT TRAIL SITE: www.haurakirailtrail.co.nz i-SITE INFO: www.thamesinfo.co.nz “The 77km Hauraki Rail Trail showcases some of the best scenery “The Hauraki Rail Trail will offer anNew Zealand has to offer, rich in pioneering history. A major outstanding cycling experience, boost CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDhighlight includes riding through the stunning Karangahake Gorge, economic development and tourism OTAGO / SOUTHLAND opportunities, provide employment; andone of the “14 Wonders of New Zealand” The trail will follow the . offer a healthy recreation facility for bothpath of two historic railway lines running from Thames to Paeroa, locals and visitors,”Paeroa to Waikino, and Paeroa to Te Aroha, while a new path will John Tredidga - HAURAKI DISTRICT COUNCIL MAYORalso link Waikino to Waihi. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 14
  • 15. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBACKGROUNDER GETTING THEREThe Hauraki Rail Trail will be a 2-day ride, making it an ideal weekend The trail’s easy gradient and close proximity to Auckland, Hamilton andexperience. The trail can be accessed from Thames, Paeroa, Waihi, or Te Aroha, Tauranga make it an easily accessible weekend activity for a huge numberoffering a range of shorter riding options including day rides. of New Zealanders and international visitors. The trail can be accessed fromThe trail showcases some of the best scenery New Zealand has to offer, rich Thames, Paeroa, Waihi or Te Aroha.in pioneering history. A major highlight includes riding through the stunning Trail partners: This trail is a partnership between the Hauraki District Council, NELSON / TASMANKarangahake Gorge, one of the “14 Wonders of New Zealand”. the Matamata-Piako District Council Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle CONTENTSKey attractions will include: Trail project and the Department of Conservation.• Thames – the gateway to the Coromandel Penninsula; RELATED LINKS• Paeroa - the home of the world-famous L&P bottle; www.terarohanz.co.nz www.waihi.org.nz• Waihi – historic gold mining town, only 10 minutes from the beautiful www.paeroa.org.nz Waihi Beach;• Te Aroha – home to the luxurious, historic Te Aroha Mineral Spas and the Te CANTERBURY NORTHLAND Aroha Leisure Pools;• Old mining infrastructure such as the Victoria Battery, the Blackpool Dam and Water Race; and• The Waihi-Waikino vintage railway.Thames, Paeroa, Te Aroha and Waihi all offer a range of restaurants, cafes and WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYbars as well as accommodation options including hotels, motels, backpackers;and Bed and Breakfasts. WEST COASTStage 2 of the proposed cycle trail will be a leg from Kaiaua to Thames, whichwill add approximately 50km (an additional day) to the trail. This work will beplanned after the completion of stage 1.BEST TIME TO RIDEThe trail’s easy gradient and great local climate make it a good ride all yearround. If you prefer to stay clean and dry, the best months to ride the Hauraki CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDRail Trail are September to May. Whatever the weather you’ll be able to cool offat beautiful nearby Waihi Beach, or warm up at the famous Te Aroha MineralSpas. The trail is a grade 1 ride, which will cater for all levels of riding ability,including families and cyclists of all ages. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 15
  • 16. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSCLARK LODGE CANTERBURY NORTHLANDThis 100 year old Villa is luxuriously furnished and fully self Contact Details:contained, sleeping up to 8 people, situated in the heart of historic WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Robert & Sonja ScarthWaihi, just minutes walk from shops, cafes, the Martha Mine, Art Phone: +64 863 7982 WEST COASTGalleries and Museum. Ten minutes drive to beautiful Waihi Beach. Address: P.O. Box 22, Waihi 3641The Lodge is situated at the Waihi end of the cycle trail and has a Email: info@clarklodge.co.nzlock up shed on site for cycles. Website: www.clarklodge.co.nz CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 16
  • 17. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONMinimum two nights stay MEDIA ANGLELock up shed for bicycles Clark Lodge is an ideal destination rest point at the Waihi end of the cycle trail, having close proximity to all amenities.Fully self contained with quality furnishings / refurbished in Feb 2011Four bedrooms: 1 X 2 singles, 3 X Queen ( one is separated from the mainhouse by a very short covered walkway) NELSON / TASMANAll linen is supplied CONTENTSCleaning is providedOpen plan kitchen dining leading onto a sunny deck with private gardenSeparate LoungeGas BarbequeTwo bathrooms (no bath)Full Laundry CANTERBURY NORTHLANDLots of off street parkingSky TV / DVD / CD / i-pod connectionDVD library, and books WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYPRICING DETAILS: WEST COAST Retail Price: $250 per night for up to 4 people, then $20 per person up to 8 people Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies Duration: Minimum stay two nights. (A surcharge of $100.00 applies for a one night stay) Group Size: up to 8 people CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 17
  • 18. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSNZ PEDALTOURS CANTERBURY NORTHLANDPedaltours - The original New Zealand bike tour company, since Contact Details:1985. Tours for cyclists by cyclists. We offer fabulous guided WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Richard Oddybicycle tours throughout New Zealand, on and off trails. Our tours Phone: +64 9 585-1338 WEST COASTare guided and fully supported, we stay at character, comfortable Address: PO Box 37-575, Parnell, Aucklandlodges, dine well and have the best rental bikes. Cycle as little or as Email: info@pedaltours.co.nzmuch as you want each day. Our great value bicycle holidays range Website: www.pedaltours.co.nzfrom 2 to 23 days, throughout North & South Island, also Australia,Vietnam and India. Custom tours a speciality, budget or 5 star.We leisurely pedal through magnificent scenery; our knowledgeable CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDlocal guides will show you the country, its flora and fauna. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 18
  • 19. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONHAURAKI RAIL TRAIL MEDIA ANGLEThis is the perfect introduction to New Zealand’s rail trails for those who want a This route, on Auckland’s doorstep, covers a wide range of scenery: magnificentshort cycle tour. We drive you from Auckland out of town to bike a fabulous quiet coastline, spectacular gorge, traffic free trail, Waikato dairy, sheep and deerroad along the scenic Kaiaua Coast road, stopping at the Miranda Shorebird farms, hot pools at Te Aroha and a bushwalk to impressive Wairere Falls.Centre on our way to the seaside town of Thames. Coupled with good meals and lodging, it has it all; it is aimed at the newcomer toThe Hauraki Rail Trail follows the railway corridor making for a flat, wide and cycling. NELSON / TASMANsmooth trail with a very gentle gradient. It is one of the most accessible to riders CONTENTSof all ages and abilities.Part of the cycleway follows the old railway formation through the spectacularKarangahake gorge. Along the route there are several rail heritage features butthe most notable are the 1070m long tunnel (1903-05) (which is illuminated soyou can bike through it safely); and a large steel truss bridge (1905) crossing theOhinemuri River at the eastern end of the tunnel.Our second overnight is at Waihi, an old character goldmining town. From here CANTERBURY NORTHLANDwe bike Golden Valley, a delightful little road through farming country beforeheading to the Waikato District and the town of Te Aroha in the lee of the KaimaiRange. After a soak in the hot pools we head back to Auckland.Pedaltours will also be offering tours on all other New Zealand Cycle Trails,including the Ruapehu to Wanganui trail and the Alps to Ocean trail. We offera wide range of on-road tours in the South and North Islands. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY WEST COASTPRICING DETAILS: Retail Price: $795 Group discounts available Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies Duration: 3 days Group Size: 4-15 people CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 19
  • 20. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS CANTERBURY NORTHLAND MAP TO COMEWAIKATO WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY STATUS: OPENRIVER TRAILS GRADE: ADVANCED WEST COAST DURATION: 3-4 DAYS TOTAL LENGTH: 100KM VISIT TRAIL SITE: http://www.waikatorivertrails.com/ i-SITE INFO: http://www.isite-.org.nz/waikato-The Waikato River Trails extend 100km along New Zealand’s king-country “longest river the “Mighty Waikato”. The journey takes in five lakes, CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDfour hydro dams and a number of small towns and villages. The “This project is what New Zealand OTAGO / SOUTHLAND thinks of as heartland values - groups oftrails connect with the heart of the Waikato and showcase the very people working together to create a newbest of the region’s natural environment. community project." Carole Durbin - MIGHTY RIVER POWER CHAIRPERSON 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 20
  • 21. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBACKGROUNDER GETTING THEREThe Waikato River Trails wind along a path that encompasses the magic and SH1 provides key access points to both ends of the trail. To the north, access isbeauty of native bush, exotic forest, historic landmarks, and intriguing volcanic off SH1 onto Horahora Road, driving for 5km before reaching the Pokaiwhenuarock formations. The trails pass through grassed farmland, open reserves, and Bridge car park which is the starting point of the Karapiro Trail. To the south,offer boardwalks through significant wetlands, as well as expansive lake and access is off SH1 onto Ongaroto Road (SH30); 50m from the turnoff brings youriver views. to the start of the Atiamuri Trail. NELSON / TASMANThe trails offer a multi-purpose walking and cycling experience through Trail partners: Waikato River Trails Trust, The New Zealand Cycle Trail project, CONTENTSvaried environments where around every corner is a new vista. Towering Mighty River Power (Major Sponsor), South Waikato District Council (Majordams, suspension bridges and long wandering boardwalks make memorable supporter), Environment Waikato and Taupo District Council.destinations in their own right.Stories of the region’s rich history are sign-posted as your journey winds alongthe river and through some of the Waikato’s best landscapes.The trails are an off-road mountain biking experience with a grade of 4(advanced). The southern and northern ends are predominantly grade 1-2; this CANTERBURY NORTHLANDincludes lakes Karapiro, Whakamaru and Maraetai. Lakes Waipapa and Arapuniare grades 2-3.Riding this trail offers the opportunity to experience the wonderful hospitality ofNew Zealand’s farming and forestry heartland. The Waikato River Trails are closeto Taupo, Tauranga, Auckland, Rotorua and Hamilton yet very far away fromthe noise and bustle of the city. The Waikato River Trails experience brings your WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYsenses to life as you connect with nature at its best. The Waikato River Trails WEST COASTexperience is "living!"BEST TIME TO RIDEThe best time to ride the trail is September to May. The Waikato has a temperateclimate so all but the mid-winter months are ideal for riding. The trails are largelyprotected from the wind. Forty eight kilometres of the trails are already openand in use, 47km are completed but yet to be opened, and 5km are still underconstruction. The remaining 5km sections are at lakes Arapuni and Maraetai. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 21
  • 22. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONOUT IN THE STYX NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSGUESTHOUSE CANTERBURY NORTHLANDOut in the Styx Guesthouse, a unique rural lodging complete with a Contact Details:fully licensed restaurant, is perfectly positioned to offer riverside WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Mary & Lance Hodgsoncyclists a superb accommodation experience. Choose to stay in Phone: 0800 461 559 WEST COASTeither the shared bunkroom facilities or the more luxurious ensuite Address: 2117 Arapuni Rd, RD1 Pukeatua, Te Awamutu 3880rooms with super king beds. Email: info@styx.co.nz Website: www.styx.co.nzFollow your delicious home cooked meal with a hot soak in the spaunder the stars. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 22
  • 23. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONOUT IN THE STYX GUESTHOUSEWe offer a pick-up/drop-off service anywhere from Cambridge to Whakamaru toensure your stay is hassle free. N.B. Collection/drop off is free for those staying 2nights in an ensuite room or those within 5kms of Arapuni, otherwise $12.50ppwith a minimum charge of $50. NELSON / TASMANMAUNGATAUTARI ECOLOGICAL ISLAND CONTENTSOut in the Styx adjoins Maungatautari Ecological Island, New Zealands largestconservation project, which has 3,500 hectares of full canopy virgin forestprotected by a 47 km pest proof fence. Wander through this wonderful wildlifesanctuary and enjoy New Zealand as it once was.PRICING DETAILS: Retail Price: $95pp DB&B Bunkroom $130pp DB&B ensuite this rate includes a 4 CANTERBURY NORTHLAND course dinner and a 2 course breakfast Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY WEST COAST CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 23
  • 24. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS CANTERBURY NORTHLANDMOTU STATUS: SECTIONS OPEN WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYTRAILS % COMPLETED: 88% WEST COAST GRADE: INTERMEDIATE DURATION: 2 DAYS TOTAL LENGTH: 120KM TRAIL SITE: http://www.themotutrails.co.nz/With stunning coastal vistas of the Pacific Ocean, riders will i-SITE INFO: http://www.opotiki.com “pass through classic hill country farmland and rugged mountain “The Motu Trails are located in a sunnyranges. This trail will start at Matawai, 70km from Gisborne and CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND part of New Zealand and will provide OTAGO / SOUTHLANDfinish in Opotiki, 55km from Whakatane. The trail takes in the a great opportunity to enjoy a trulyOld Motu Coach Road and the Pakihi Track. There are views of pristine New Zealand forest and beach environment.”the ocean, Motuhoura, Whakaari and of bush-clad peaks, river John Forbes - OPOTIKI MAYORvalleys and waterfalls. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 24
  • 25. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBACKGROUNDER GETTING THEREA leisurely jaunt along the Pacific Coast or a more challenging excursion into The trail starts at Motu, 10km inland from the Matawai Hotel on State Highwaythe wild and rugged hinterlands of the Opotiki and Gisborne region - the Mighty 2 between Gisborne and Opotiki. Alternatively riders can start their trip at anyMotu Adventure Trails will offer it all. stage along the Motu Coach Road and at lower sections of the trail, near OpotikiNow under construction and scheduled for opening in October/November 2011, township. Motu is at the top of the road, so if you are looking to do the wholethe trails will include a full 2 day ride, as well as day rides and multi-day rides to length of the trail, it will be easier to start at this end. NELSON / TASMANsuit the needs of all ages and fitness levels. Trail partners: The Motu Trails project is a joint initiative of the Opotiki District CONTENTSWith stunning coastal vistas, riders will pass through classic hill country farmland Council, Department of Conservation, Gisborne District Council, Whakatoheaand rugged mountain ranges. It will offer the opportunity to cycle 120km, linking Maori Trust Board and The New Zealand Cycle Trail project.Opotiki town with the coastline, the Motu and Toatoa areas of the hinterland RELATED LINKSand the Pakihi valley. It will also provide entry to Motu Village, Matawai, and the Gisborne iSITE: www.gisbornenz.comWaioeka Gorge area through to Gisborne. Opotiki District Council: www.opotiki.govt.nzCentred on the pre-European Maori trails, the historic Motu coach route section Gisborne District Council: www.gdc.govt.nzis being constructed with less experienced riders in mind. This road originally led CANTERBURY NORTHLANDsettlers between the Pacific Coast in the Eastern Bay of Plenty and Gisborne’sfertile plains. But theres plenty on offer too for the thrill-seekers who live life ata blur. A major upgrade of the Pakihi valley trail will also re-open this legendaryroute for pedalling. The people of Opotiki and Gisborne are inviting the world totheir homeland, to come and share one of the undiscovered gems of AotearoaNew Zealand. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYBEST TIME TO RIDE WEST COASTThe coastal section near Opotiki will be ridable all year round, while the uppersections of the Pakihi and Motu Coach Road can be expected to be damp andcold in mid-winter. It is best to check with the tourism offices in either Gisborneor Opotiki for current conditions. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 25
  • 26. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONADVENTURE NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSSOUTH CANTERBURY NORTHLANDAdventure South is the leading cycleway guided tour operator. Contact Details:We have been operating since 1992 and have guided the Otago WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Geoff GabitesCentral Rail Trail for the past 7 years. We have expanded our Phone: +64 3 942 1222 WEST COASTcycleway product range to now include 5 day all inclusive guided Address: P.O Box 33 153, Christchurchproducts on both the Molesworth High Country region, the new Alps Email: guide@advsouth.co.nzto Ocean tour and the Motu Trail. With in excess of 50 departures Website: www.advsouth.co.nzcatering for the older recreational market and with strongprofessional connections through the wholesale sector we arean excellent partner for those wishing to grow this market. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDWe can cater for all levels of delivery and have several strongagent partnerships. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 26
  • 27. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONThe Motu Cycle Trail is a delightful 4 day Rotorua return guided product on MEDIA ANGLEthe East Cape offered by Adventure South for the first time this year. The Old Rotorua redwoods, hot pools and mountain biking. Coastal and quiet backMotu Coach road has long been a popular bike trail based on an easy unsealed country riding on sealed and unsealed roads. Remote communities, stunningroadway from Motu down to the coast. Under the Governments Nga Haerenga native bush.project this trail is revitalized and now provides a very attractive 4 day package.Our itinerary starts out of Rotorua to best suit travelers from out of town. We NELSON / TASMANexplore the Redwoods and local trails before heading out to the coast and CONTENTSeventually our sea front accommodation. Day 2 is spent driving through toMatawai and the trail start which begins with a 15 km ride through to Motu.For the balance of the afternoon we have a further cycle and hiking loop whichprovides a gentle exercise before returning to our overnight stay.Day 3 is largely downhill on a quiet unsealed road which continues to descendto the sea through beautiful native forests. At the coast the trail turns left and thefinal 10kms into Opotiki run along the sea front with stunning views out into the CANTERBURY NORTHLANDBay of Plenty. Day 4 involves some more quiet roads until finally loading up andreturning into Rotorua by later afternoon.This itinerary is fully supported with our qualified guides, back up coach andtrailer available at any time. Lunches are provided largely as outdoor picnicsand accommodation is split between shared and ensuite accommodation. Asinfrastructure is developed this tour will be modified but in its initial form, it WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYprovides a stunning North Island guided cycle experience. WEST COASTPRICING DETAILS: Retail Price: $POA per adult; $POA per child Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies Duration: 4 days Group Size: Minimum 4 pax. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 27
  • 28. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS CANTERBURY NORTHLANDPATHWAY STATUS: PLANNED WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY % COMPLETED: 48%OF FIRE GRADE: EASY WEST COAST DURATION: 2 DAYS TOTAL LENGTH: 74KM i-SITE INFO: http://www.rotorua/i-site/ “(TE ARA AHI) “As we showcase Rotorua through the Pathway of Fire cycle trail we will be playing a significant partThe Pathway of Fire Trail offers viewing of some of the world’s most CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND in presenting our country to a OTAGO / SOUTHLANDunique geothermal sites. Riders will be able to experience outstanding potentially vast sector of travellerslandscapes, pristine lakes and exotic forests as well as significant who choose to take their time to experience nature at its 100% purest.”historical and cultural sites. Pathway of Fire (Te Ara Ahi) will be a two Kevin Winters - ROTORUA MAYORday, 74km cycle trail from Rotorua to the Orakei Korako thermal area onthe Waikato River. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 28
  • 29. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBACKGROUNDER Trail partners: The trail is a joint initiative of the Rotorua District Council and TheDay one will take cyclists from Te Puia past the Whakarewarewa Forest, New Zealand Cycle Trail project.Green Lake’s picnic area, Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Waiotapu Thermal RELATED LINKSWonderland, where riders can spend their first night at one of the region’s Te Puia - http://www.tepuia.com/existing commercial accommodations . Whakarewarewa - http://www.whakarewarewa.com/A second day of riding will take riders into the Waikite Valley, past the Waikite NELSON / TASMAN Waimangu - http://www.waimangu.co.nz/Hot Pools, south along the Paeroa Range on Te Kopia Road and past the Te CONTENTS Waiotapu - http://www.waiotapu.co.nz/Kopia Geothermal Field. The trail ends at Lake Ohakuri where riders can either Eiotapu Tavern - http://waiotaputavern.co.nz/Home.htmltake a paid shuttle back to Rotorua or a short optional paid boat trip to complete Waikite Valley Thermal Pools – http://www.hotpools.co.nz/their journey. The trail route includes access to the four significant geothermal Rotorua Mountain Bike Club - http://rotorua.mtbclub.org.nz/fields of Whakarewarewa, Waimangu, Waiotapu, and Orakei Korako. Each of Orakei Korako – http://www.orakeikorako.co.nzthese has unique geothermal features, rare flora and fauna and is rich with Maori history and folklore. Possibly the most famous is Whakarewarewa , locatednext to Te Puia and the more than 700-year-old Whakarewarewa village, where CANTERBURYfamilies of the survivors of the Tarawera eruption now live. NORTHLANDOther unique features along the trail route including Green Lake (Rotokakahi),Lake Okaro restoration project (re-established wetland), Rainbow Mountain,Kerosene Creek, Waikite Geothermal Field, Te Kopia Geothermal Field, and thePaeroa Range which includes a number of established tramping tracks. All ofthe geothermal areas are well established with a wide range of amenities such as WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYcafes, souvenir shops, toilets and bike storage facilities.BEST TIME TO RIDE WEST COASTIn the summer months between November and April. However this will alsobe an enjoyable autumn and winter ride as there are plenty of warm waterattractions and natural hot pools to take the edge off winter weather.GETTING THEREThis trail will start at the main entrance of Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute.There are daily shuttles and organised tours from Rotorua to each of the CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDgeothermal areas, as well as regular coach services between Rotorua and Taupo. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 29
  • 30. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSHELLS GATE CANTERBURY NORTHLANDExplore New Zealand’s most active geothermal reserve Hells Gate Contact Details:with its hissing bubbling landscape, pools of boiling mud, erupting WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Bryan Hughsgeysers, a mud volcano and the largest hot water fall in the Phone: +64 7 345 4117 WEST COASTSouthern Hemisphere. Address: State Highway 30, Tikitere, Rotorua, New Zealand Email: bookings@hellsgate.co.nzFor more than 700 years Hells Gate has been a special place of Website: www.hellsgate.co.nzwellness for Maori people as the mud and waters have medicinaland curative properties. You can experience them yourself bysliding into a glorious mud bath which has been likened to ‘playingin silk,’ and by having a relaxing sulphur spa afterwards. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDVisitors can also experience Wai Ora Spa which specialises inRotorua geothermal mud therapies and massages that make up the"New Zealand Cultural Spa" regime. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 30
  • 31. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONHELL’S GATE PATHWAY OF FIRE COMBO $85Come to Hell’s Gate and find yourself in awe at its pathway of fire as you venturethrough swirling clouds of steam and witness violently boiling mud and hot waterpools in excess of 100°C, at the fiercest of the geothermal areas.Witness New Zealand’s largest mud volcano and also the largest hot waterwaterfall in the Southern Hemisphere, learn traditional Maori weaving techniques NELSON / TASMANand get hands on with our geothermal mud renowned for its healing properties. CONTENTSThen slide into a glorious mud bath which has been likened to “playing in silk”and into a sulphur spa renowned for its healing properties which will help easethe aches and strains of muscles from cycling. A complimentary 750ml pumpwater will also be provided and bikes can be locked at our on-site bike rack.Transfers to and from town are also provided.• Hell’s Gate Geothermal Reserve walk• Mud bath CANTERBURY NORTHLAND• Sulphur spa• 750ml pump water• Bike racks on-site • Transfers to and from town WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY WEST COAST CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 31
  • 32. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONPURE CRUISE LTD NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS& MULTI DAYADVENTURES LTD CANTERBURY NORTHLANDTogether Pure Cruise and Multi-Day Adventures offer a range of Contact Details:unequalled, off the beaten track eco-adventures. Discover the WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name (1): Tina Masters Name (2): Kim Chatersparkling waters, secret bays and hidden coves of Rotorua’s Phone (1): +64 7 362 8048 (Pure Cruise) Phone (2): +64 7 362 4399 (Multi Day) WEST COASTstunning Lake Rotoiti with Pure Cruise with an exclusive private Address (1): Pure Cruise Ltd, RD5, Rotorua, 3076, New Zealandcharter or by sharing a scheduled sailing. Step aboard the 53ft Address (2): Multi Day Adventures, PO Box 680, Rotorua 3040, New Zealandcatamaran to take Tiua’s helm, help trim the sails, swim off the Email (1): info@purecruise.co.nz (Pure)yacht, soak in a natural hot pool, enjoy delicious NZ food, fish for Email (2): newzealand@multidayadventures.co.nz (Multi Day)rainbow trout or just enjoy a refreshingly relaxing sail. Website (1): www.purecruise.co.nz Website (2): www.multidayadventures.co.nzEnhance this unique experience even further by adding a fantastic CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDmountain bike component. Rotorua’s MTB trails are among the bestin the world, and Multi-Day Adventures specialise in guided ridingoptions as well as rafting and climbing adventures.Both companies take pride in offering safe, genuine adventures andare committed to ensuring visitors have unforgettable experiences. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 32
  • 33. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONENTER PRODUCT NAME: TE ARA O AHI CRUISE & CYCLE PRICING DETAILS:Te Ara o Ahi - The Pathway of Fire - Cycle Trail is just a stone’s throw away Retail Price: $470per adult; $410 per child;from Rotorua’s vibrant geothermal city. Open year round, this fantastic off- Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiesroad cycling experience is suitable for most ages and abilities. Multi-DayAdventures offer pick ups/transfers from all city accommodation to trail start for Duration: Full Daya unique adventure like nowhere else in the world. The Pathway of Fire half- Group Size: Minimum 4 pax NELSON / TASMANday ride features some of the most unique geothermal sites in the world; wild, Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. CONTENTSvolcanic landscapes, exotic forests and pristine lakes of Whakarewarewa Forest,Waimangu Valley and Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. Committed to creating‘once in a lifetime’ memories, Multi-Day Adventures’ friendly, professional guides MEDIA ANGLEare passionate about sharing their region’s culture and history – ensuring every The tour is off the beaten track combining iconic land and water-based activities,experience is unique and unforgettable. Tour package includes return transfers enabling our visitors to explore undiscovered NZ landscapes within this thermalex Rotorua accommodation, mountain bike and helmet hire, guide and trail pathway. Locally owned and operated Rotorua businesses.snacks. The trail’s gentle-to-medium gradient is suitable for those of averagefitness and basic riding ability. CANTERBURY NORTHLANDAt the end of the ride, cyclists are transferred to Okawa Bay to board the 53ftcatamaran Tiua. Round out the day to perfection with a 3½ hour sailing cruisediscovering the hidden gems of Lake Rotoiti with Pure Cruise. Relax on deck, inthe spacious saloon or cockpit area and be pampered with exceptional serviceand fine New Zealand cuisine, a premium wine or refreshing drink from the baras the wind fills Tiua’s sails. Drink in the beauty of the native bush shorelines, WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYsecluded coves and natural mineral hot pools (accessible only by boat) of this WEST COASThidden gem. Charter includes hot pool entry, lunch, beverage package andreturn transfer.Offering one of New Zealand’s National Cycleway’s best value tours, Multi-DayAdventures and Pure Cruise take pleasure in ensuring every last detail is perfectso travellers can enjoy a memorable eco-experience. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 33
  • 34. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSTE PUIA CANTERBURY NORTHLANDEstablished in 1967 to perpetuate Maori arts and crafts and ‘all Contact Details:aspects of Maori culture’ for all iwi, Te Puia offers a unique Maori WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Graeme Osborneperspective on the profound and powerful geothermal wonders of Phone: +64 7 348 9047, 0800TEPUIA WEST COASTthe Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley based on a legacy of Maori Address: Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealandguided walks, complemented by an equal focus on perpetuating Email: osborne@tepuia.comtraditional Maori art forms through our wananga (schools). Te Puia Website: www.tepuia.com(The New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute) is a ‘statutoryentity’ with Charitable status’. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 34
  • 35. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONTHE PATHWAY OF FIRE PRICING DETAILS:Within the total area of the district of Rotorua lives a single confederation of tribes Retail Price:known collectively as Te Arawa. They are all descendants of a migrant group who Admission to Te Puia: $43.00 per adult; $21.50 per childarrived in New Zealand at least six hundred years ago on a waka (canoe) bearing Check website or call for details on Te Po (ourthe same name, Te Arawa. renowned high quality evening cultural experienceUpon arriving in this country, the waka stopped in a number of areas before NELSON / TASMAN and dinner) and for combinations of admission,finally resting at Maketu in the Bay of Plenty. The waka had a number of notable CONTENTS guided tour, daytime Maori concert, Te Po. -chiefs aboard including Tama Te Kapua, Tia and Ngatoroirangi. Commission Rate: 20% (Negotiable) to wholesale travel companies - -Ngatoroirangi was the tohunga (spiritual expert) aboard the waka. His Duration: Daily admissions 9.00am to 5.00pmresponsibilities were to create safe passage for the people, both onboard the Te Po: 6.15 pm to 8.30 pm (for exclusive functions,waka and within the new land. hours will be arranged to suit) -Upon landing at Maketu, in the North Island’s Bay of Plenty, Ngatoroirangi Group Size: No minimum / maximumsurveyed the region eventually finding his way to the peak of Mount Tongariro, Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST.one of the mountains in the central plateau. While on the mountain, Nga- CANTERBURY NORTHLANDtoroirangi fell victim to the freezing weather and in desperation called to hissisters Te Pupu and Te Hoata to save him. From far-off in the spiritual homeland MEDIA ANGLEthey came, travelling beneath both the sea and land in the form of fire. Wherever Unique blend of geothermal landscape (the world famous Pohutu Geyser), Maorithey paused and rose to the surface they left part of the fire they carried, creating hosting and story-telling (Manaakitanga), and the perpetuation of Maori art formsthe geothermal system that remains today. … located at the start of Te Ara o AhiFor the people of this region, the geothermal trail is not just a spectacle of WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYnature but a pathway of fire that recounts first arrival in this land, and the - WEST COASTjourney of Ngatoroirangi and his two sisters Te Pupu and Te Hoata.Te Ara o Ahi, the Rotorua Cycleway, starts at Te Puia. Begin your cycle adventurewith a visit to Te Puia, get close to Pohutu Geyser, get personal with theancestors of Tama Te Kapua, Tia and and Ngatorirangi, and hear their stories. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 35
  • 36. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONWAIMANGU NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSVOLCANICVALLEY CANTERBURY NORTHLANDPrime Rotorua attraction Waimangu Volcanic Valley is the world’s Contact Details:youngest geothermal system showcasing spectacular geothermal WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Harvey Jamesactivity. Iconic features include the world’s largest hot spring and Phone: +64 7 366 6137 WEST COASTlargest geyser-like feature and Lake Rotomahana, the deepest lake Address: 587 Waimangu Road, Rotorua.in New Zealand’s North Island, with its own separate geothermal Off State Highway 5 (Main Rotorua-Taupo Highway)system. Enjoy easy walks or hikes through an eco-system re- Email: nature@waimangu.co.nzestablishing after the total devastation of a volcanic eruption, Website: www.waimangu.co.nzfollowed by an optional cruise over Lake Rotomahana. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 36
  • 37. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONWAIMANGU VOLCANIC VALLEY PRICING DETAILS:Walk or hike at your own pace through the amazing craters and geothermal Retail Price:features of Waimangu Volcanic Valley formed 125 years ago by the violent Walk $34.50 per adult; $11.00 per child; $80.00 per familyeruption of Mount Tarawera. Boat $42.50 per adult; $11.00 per child; $90.00 per familyA range of easy ecology-focused walks, predominantly downhill, showcase Walk + Boat $77.00 per adult; $22.00 per child; $170 per familyvolcanic activity, New Zealand native bush, bird-life and rare thermal plants NELSON / TASMAN Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiesin the newest geothermal system in the world. Walk beside bubbling geysers, CONTENTSsteaming craters and lakes, hot water streams and newly forming silica terraces: Duration: Up to 4 ½ hoursthe cream and gold Marble Terraces, and Warbrick Terrace, its delicately rippled Group Size: N/Aterrace so reminiscent of the famous Pink and White Terraces destroyed in the Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST.same eruption.The advanced Mt Haszard hike high above the Valley floor will reward your efforts with spectacular panoramic views of the Valley and surrounding region, including MEDIA ANGLERainbow Mountain, Mt Tarawera and Lake Rotomahana. Youll see towering lava Of world and national importance, Waimangu is the world’s newest geothermal CANTERBURY NORTHLANDcliffs plunging 56 metres deep into Fairy Crater, and the massive lava outcrops and system, the one created within written history and where its creation can be pin-steaming pink and red soil of the Raupo Pond and Black Craters. pointed to an exact time and event - the 10 June 1886 Tarawera Eruption, and the only one created as the direct result of a volcanic eruption.Follow your walk with a relaxing 45 minutes cruise on Lake Rotomahana withits separate geothermal system of steaming cliffs, hot springs, geysers and Consistently voted top Rotorua attraction on www.rankers.co.nz andfumaroles. As a bonus on this cruise you’ll see the sites of the drowned Pink and www.tripadvisor.com Waimangu is home to rare geothermal terraces, theWhite Terraces. world’s largest Crypto Geyser and one of the largest hot water springs. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYOur courtesy shuttle buses circulate regularly through the Valley to take you WEST COASTback to the entrance where you will find our gift shop well stocked with qualitymerchandise, and a modern cafe offering hot and cold food and drinks.Facilities include modern restrooms and ample parking. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 37
  • 38. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONWAI ORA NELSON / TASMANLAKESIDE CONTENTSSPA RESORT CANTERBURY NORTHLANDLet time stand still and the pressures of the world dissolve as you Contact Details:relax at Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort awarded ‘New Zealand’s Best WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Bryan HughsSpa Hotel’ by TripAdvisor in 2010 & 2011. Phone: +64 7 345 4117 WEST COASTExperience luxury accommodation in our Superior Suites or Deluxe Address: 77 Robinson Avenue, Holdens Bay, Rotorua, New Zealand Email: info@waioraresort.co.nzStudios on the shores of Lake Rotorua, relax in our spas, Kawa- Website: www.waioraresort.co.nzkawa infused sauna and swimming pool and then pamper yourself http://www.mokoiarestaurant.co.nz/with therapies and massages from the internationally award- www.waioradayspa.co.nzwinning Wai Ora Day Spa. CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDGuests can also indulge in fine dining at Mokoia Restaurant OTAGO / SOUTHLANDwhich specialises in Pacific Rim cuisine using indigenous herbsand spices which create award-winning New Zealand Beef andLamb dishes that have guests proclaiming Mokoia Restaurant is“Rotorua’s finest dining experience”.TripAdvisor in 2010 & 2011. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 38
  • 39. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONTHE WAI ORA RIDEAfter a great day riding on trails, come to stay at Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resortwhere we have a purpose-built, secure, bike storage shed with racking for NewZealand Cycle Trail riders. We provide transfers to and from the Rotorua cycletrail ‘Pathway of Fire’ as well as transfers to any other trails (there’s 90km ofthem) you may want to try in the mountain biking heaven that is Rotorua. NELSON / TASMANRecover afterwards at the Resort in a hot spa, ease your muscles in a steamy CONTENTSkawakawa sauna and book a massage at the on-site Wai Ora Day Spa to feelrejuvenated. We also have the award-winning Mokoia Restaurant on-site whichspecialises in Pacific Rim Cuisine, using indigenous herbs and spices to expressthe essence of contemporary New Zealand culture.When you stay with Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, you will also get a 10%discount voucher for Hell’s Gate which literally is a pathway of fire! Venturethrough swirling clouds of steam and witness violently boiling mud and hot water CANTERBURY NORTHLANDpools in excess of 100°C, as well as the largest hot water fall in the SouthernHemisphere.• Purpose-built, secure bike storage shed with racking.• Free transfers to and from the Pathway of Fire cycle trail and to any other local trails• Hot spas, a sauna and a pool WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY• On-site Wai Ora Day Spa with massage therapies WEST COAST• Award-winning Mokoia restaurant• Deluxe Studios and Superior Suites with King beds or twin single beds• 10% discount for Hell’s Gate Geothermal Reserve. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 39
  • 40. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONWAI-O-TAPU NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSTHERMALWONDERLAND CANTERBURY NORTHLANDThousands of years in the making, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Contact Details:Wonderland is New Zealand’s most colourful volcanic area. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Alex Leinhardt or Richard FultonThe visitor is introduced to an area sculptured by nature just Phone: +64 07 366 6333 WEST COAST27kms south of Rotorua where geothermal activity is stunning Address: 201 Waiotapu Loop Road, RD3, Rotorua 3073 Email: info@waiotapu.co.nzand vistas are unforgettable. With safety in mind, well defined Website: www.waiotapu.co.nztracks have been established to blend in with the environment andmaximize the viewing of natural features. The Lady Knox Geysererupts daily at 10.15am to heights of up to 20 meters and the everactive bubbling Mud Pool is nearby. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDThe modern Visitor Centre has excellent retail and café facilities. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 40
  • 41. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONWAI-O-TAPU THERMAL WONDERLAND PRICING DETAILS:Associated with volcanic activity dating back about 160,000 years, Wai-O-Tapu Retail Price: NZ$32.50 per adult; NZ$11.00 per childThermal Wonderland is located right on the edge of the largest volcanic caldera Commission Rate: Please contact - info@waiotapu.co.nzin the active Taupo Volcanic Zone. Duration: 30 minutes to 75 minutesNestled within a natural bush setting forming part of a larger Scenic Reserve, Group Size: No limit but advance booking requiredWai-O-Tapu has an extensive and diverse range of geothermal activity. Key NELSON / TASMANfeatures include huge craters, steaming ground, sinter terrace formations, Note: Prices include GST and are valid from 1 October 2011 until 31 March 2012 NORTHLAND CONTENTS after which rates may change to NZ$34.00 per adult and NZ$11.00 per child. Contactcoloured hot and cold water springs of which the Champagne Pool and Devil’s should be made for confirmation.Bath have to be seen to be believed. Throughout the park are a number oflookout points which provide an elevated perspective of the environment. MEDIA ANGLEEasily understood information about the features, volcanic activity, fauna andflora within the park is supplemented by a comprehensive coloured guide map Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland provides a unique window into geothermalwhich is provided to each visitor. activity within the centre of the North Island of New Zealand. The colourful side of volcanic activity is really on display here and includes the worldThe self guided walks take from 30 minutes to 75 minutes and are colour coded CANTERBURY famous Champagne Pool and the associated Primrose Terrace. The former NORTHLANDon the guide map provided, each walk has different characteristics and all has a stunning orange/red edge while the Terrace, the largest in the southernprovide unique photo opportunities. hemisphere, was formed in a manner similar to that of the White TerraceIn a separate area from the main park is the site of the Lady Knox Geyser. destroyed in the eruption of Mt. Tarawera in 1886.At 10.15am each day a presentation is made by an informed guide in the naturalamphitheater and visitors are able to see an eruption to a height of up to 20metres. A visit to Wai-O-Tapu would not be complete without seeing the nearby WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYMud Pool, originally the site of a large mud volcano, it now represents one of the WEST COASTbest opportunities to experience the unique sight and sound of bubbling mud inNew Zealand.The Visitor Centre has been completely upgraded and incorporates a well stockedretail area catering for all ages while the Geyser Café provides an excellent rangeof food and beverage. The associated Sky Deck provides covered outside seatingwith a view towards the steaming activity in the main park. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 41
  • 42. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS CANTERBURY NORTHLANDPUREORA WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYTIMBER TRAIL WEST COAST STATUS: PLANNEDThis spectacular 77km trail will offer riders the chance to experience % COMPLETED: 70%Pureora Forest Park’s rich heritage. Cyclists will ride through forest GRADE: EASY DURATION: 2 DAYS CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDterrain, passing 800-year-old trees, a bush tramway and historic timber- OTAGO / SOUTHLANDmilling sites. Some of New Zealand’s highest and longest suspension TOTAL LENGTH: 77KM i- SITE INFO: http://au.totaltravel.yahoo.com/bridges will also be a feature of the trail. Situated within a three hour listing/572110/new-zealand/north-island/drive of Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua and Taupo, the trail will cater for north-island/ruapehu/taumarunui-isite/all levels of cycling ability. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 42
  • 43. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBACKGROUNDER The Pureora Timber Trail may be ridden from south to north. To begin inThe Central North Island Rail Trail passes through the Pureora Forest Park, Ongarue, turn off State Highway 4 onto Ongarue-Waimiha Road. Turn right towhere riders will pass through four ecological areas showcasing remnants of cross the river at Tuhua Road, and turn left onto Ngakonui-Ongarue Road. Thethe great forests that once dominated the area. The trail traverses the culturally trail begins 7km from this point – please note the last 2km of Ngakonui-Ongaruesignificant Mount Pureora then runs along the western side of the Hauhungaroa Road is gravel.Range before dropping down to Ongarue. PLAN AND PREPARE: YOUR SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY NELSON / TASMANThe full trail will be a 2-day-ride but there will also be several options for shorter CONTENTS Access onto the Pureora Timber Trail is relatively easy however the trail is locatedrides, with trackside shelters and toilets at regular intervals to ensure traveller within a remote back-country area. There is limited cell phone coverage.comfort. Before your trip ensure you have:Through informative interpretation, the ride will showcase the history of timber • Checked the latest weather forecastlogging. Bush lokies, jiggers, and bush camps will become familiar as the storyof life in the bush unfolds, with real-life accounts of the men and woman who • Left details of your riding location and intentions with someonetoiled in the harsh conditions to make a living. • Warm clothing, water and some food.The nationally significant Ongarue Spiral is being lovingly restored to its former There are no food stores or petrol outlets at Pureora or Ongarue, the nearest CANTERBURY NORTHLANDglory as part of the cycle trail’s development. Some of New Zealand’s highest facilities to Pureora are at Benneydale, 15 minutes west along SH30, orand longest suspension bridges will also be a feature of the trail. at Mangakino, 20 minutes east. The nearest facilities to Ongarue are at Taumarunui, 20 minutes south-west of Ongarue.BEST TIME TO RIDEThe best time to ride the trail is in late spring, where cool frosty mornings give RELATED LINKSway to spectacularly clear days for riders to best take in the scenic vistas. Te Kuiti iSITE: http://www.newzealand.com/travel/destinations/regions/hamilton- WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYPureora enjoys stable weather over summer and through to late autumn, but waikato/towns.cfm/nodeid/241.htmlrain and cold weather make winter riding only for the fearless. WEST COASTGETTING THEREPureora Village is located along State Highway 30, 45 minutes east of Te Kuiti.Turn off State Highway 30 at Maraeroa Road. Just past the Harakeke Centre turnleft onto Barryville Road and travel 2km to the beginning of the trail. Please notethat Maraeroa and Barryville roads are gravel.Pureora Village may also be accessed by turning onto Barryville Road from State CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDHighway 30 and travelling 2.5km to the beginning of the trail. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 43
  • 44. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONAWHINA WILDERNESS NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSEXPERIENCE CANTERBURY NORTHLANDAwhina Wilderness Experience offers one day Bike Trail Rides Contact Details:plus overnight accommodation. Comfortable family style WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Mariata Couchaccommodation for cyclists and hikers on the Waikato River Trail, Phone: +64 7 8828382 WEST COASTthe Pureora Timber Trail and the Maraeroa Trail. Bike hire and Address: Bush Road, Mangakinoshuttle service included. Email: awhinaexperience@xtra.co.nz Website: http://www.awhinatours.co.nzWe are conveniently situated within the Rotorua/Waitomo/Taupotourist triangle in the North Island. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 44
  • 45. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONAWHINA WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE TRAIL RIDE AND PRICING DETAILS:ACCOMMODATION Retail Price: From $245 per person per night forWe provide comfortable family style accommodation plus a shuttle service to accommodation, bike hire and shuttle serviceand from a one day section of the Waikato River Trail, the Pureora Timber Trail or Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiesthe Maraeroa Trail. These cycle trails are rated beginner/intermediate level and Duration: Full Day/Night to ride a one day section of Trailsuitable for families and less experienced riders. NELSON / TASMAN Group Size: 2-8 people CONTENTSOur shuttle service will transport you to and from a one day section of the trail of Note: Price includes GST and is valid from 1 October 2011 until 30 Septemberyour choice. 2012. Price includes accommodation, bike hire and shuttle service. Length ofWaikato River Trail - Cycle through native forest, pass towering ignimbrite bluffs, stay can be adapted to your client’s schedulesee beautiful lake reflections, and listen to the bird song. It isn’t uncommon to have dozens of friendly fantails greet you along this part of trail. The latest YogiBear movie was filmed right here.Pureora Timber Trail - Cycle thorough New Zealand’s historic past as the trail CANTERBURYfollows the old logging tram track which winds through native bush and includes NORTHLANDthe spectacular Ongarue Spiral and a 90 meter suspension bridge. This trail willopen early 2012.Maraeroa Trail is a 23k cycle trail that winds through native trees and forestryroads.These cycle/hiking trails feature numerous outstanding photographic WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYopportunities. WEST COASTWe live in the age of the mobile and our friendly shuttle service team is alwaysjust a phone call away should your client require assistance. All trails are suitablefor the more mature or less experienced cyclist.Our accommodation features a double bedroom plus two other bedrooms eachcontaining 3 single beds (A total of 7 beds spread over 3 separate bedrooms).The large open plan lounge/dining/kitchen area has all the comforts of home andis set up for touring parties who wish to be self-catering. Ideal for a family or a CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDsmall intimate group of friends. OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 45
  • 46. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONAWHINA WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE GUIDED WALK MEDIA ANGLEWe offer half day or full day guided walks on the spiritually revered Mt Waikato River Trails encompasses 100 kilometers of cycle/hiking trail along theTitiraupenga. If not all of your clients want to go on the bike trail – here’s the Waikato River. Suitable for beginner/intermediate cyclists.solution! From the same accommodation base they can do either. Pureora Timber Trail opens late 2011 and is a 60 kilometer (2 day) cycle rideOur guides are all descendants of the original Maori inhabitants of this area and through Pureora Forest Park on the historic Ongarue tramway and including theare steeped in the Maori lore and history of this tree clad mountain. legendary Ongarue Spiral. Suitable for beginner/intermediate cyclists. NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSWhen Lake Taupo erupted almost two thousand years ago most of the primal Maraeroa Trail is a newly opened one day trail ride.landscape was destroyed, but here on Mt Titiraupenga areas of the ancientforest survived. View giant rata and totara trees.It is a moving and spiritual experience to be surrounded by these ancient relicsof an earlier time. This is a hands-on experience where visitors can touch thesemajestic trees and taste pure running water fresh from the mountain springs.See the real New Zealand in a small intimate group. This area has only recentlybeen opened to the public. CANTERBURY NORTHLANDToilet facilities available on the mountain. Walks adapted to your client’s physicalabilities and interests. Footwear suitable for walking will be required plus a warmjacket.PRICING DETAILS: WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Retail Price: From $95 per person for half day Guided Walk WEST COAST From $170 per person for day Guided Walk Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies Duration: Half Day/Full day Group Size: 2-8 people Note: Price includes GST and is valid from 1 October 2011 until 30 September 2012. Price includes either lunch or morning/afternoon tea. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 46
  • 47. “ Albert Einstein - ON THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY. riding my bike.” I thought of that while2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUALPAGE 47 CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY NORTHLAND CONTENTS INTRODUCTION OTAGO / SOUTHLAND WEST COAST CANTERBURY NELSON / TASMAN HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND
  • 48. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSPA HARAKEKE CANTERBURY NORTHLANDPa Harakeke offers visitors to the Pureora region inspiring and Contact Details:culturally enriched experiences that will linger long in the memory WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Daniel Benefieldof the intrepid traveller Phone: +64 7 929 8708 WEST COASTA unique eco-cultural attraction for visitors Pa Harakeke offers Address: P.O. Box 376, Te Kuiti Email: daniel@maraeroac.co.nza range of personalized guided tour experiences through Pa Website: www.paharakeke.co.nzHarakeke, the Maraeroa Forest and the adjacent Pureora ForestPark. Our journeys combine Mountain biking with Forest andMountain Walks and Maori Pa visits whilst also engaging with ourMaori guides who are keen to share their ancient traditions and the CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDrich history of the local Rereahu peopleOther Services at Pa Harakeke include; Cycle Hire, Souvenir Shop,Coffee Bar and Eco-Tree Planting. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 48
  • 49. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONMARAEROA CYCLEWAY EXPERIENCE MEDIA ANGLEThis cycle trail experience is a world first and a must do mountain bike ride in The Maraeroa Cycleway Experience opens up both the Pureora Forest Park andthe Central North island. The cycle trail commences at the sacred pou (markers) the Maraeroa Forest to visitors for the first time and combines a Maori culturalat Pa Harakeke where the story of the great race by two Maori chiefs over land experience, with wonderful Native Bush, Mountain freshness and Timber trailstrails in the region is told. Cycling a short way we then venture into the Maori of a bygone era. The bike ride is easy to moderate and a great family outing forPa (village) to see how Maori lived in the ancient times. Through the native those who enjoy the outdoors. NELSON / TASMANbush we then emerge at the Pureora Village. Enjoy a short walk through the CONTENTSTotara Track and sample some of the Maori food and medicine plants growingin the bush. Then cycle through to the Pureora Mountain trail and take inthe aura of the ancestral mountain. A stop for refreshments near the sacredwaters of the Waimiha river also provides vista views across the valley to theancient mountains of Ranginui, Rangitoto and Puke-o-Kahu. Here the storiesof our ancestor Kahu is told and how the mountain came by it’s name. We thencontinue on following the Kokakotaea Stream down the mountain trail, andon through the old tramway cuttings that were cleared some 75 years ago but CANTERBURY NORTHLANDnever used. Then along the Maraeroa Forest trail before emerging again at PaHarakeke.PHYSICAL EXPECTATIONSThe cycle ride and walk are accessible by most people who have basic abilityon a bike and are used to walking for short periods. The Totara walk is a gentle WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYgraded track. The ride is graded two to three in terms of difficulty out of apossible six. It is not a technically difficult ride but will be enjoyed by even WEST COASTexperienced riders.PRICING DETAILS: Retail Price: $250 per person Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies Duration: 4-5 hours CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND Group Size: Minimum 2, Maximum 10 OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Cycle Hire and Refreshments are included in the pricing Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 49
  • 50. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS STATUS: SECTIONS OPEN CANTERBURY NORTHLAND % COMPLETED: 35% GRADE: INTERMEDIATE DURATION: 2-3 DAYS TOTAL LENGTH: 93KMLAKE TRAIL SITE: http://www.biketaupo.org.nz/ content/blogcategory/109/142/ i-SITE INFO: http://www.greatlaketaupo.com/ WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYTRACK new-zealand/i_sites/ “ WEST COAST “The proposed new track would offer exciting new business and tourism opportunities including overnight accommodation, ferries to and fromThe trail will offer an enjoyable all-weather riding experience Taupo to connect with the cycleway, boat trips, track drop off and pick up,through native forest where you can enjoy stunning views across camping, biking, walking, events andLake Taupo to Tongariro National Park. Just 15 minutes drive west CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND kayaking. This is exactly the type of OTAGO / SOUTHLANDfrom Taupo, this 93km trail will start in Whakaipo Bay and pass development Taupo needs to continue to build on its reputation as a year-roundthrough the village of Kinloch before reaching the Waihaha River summer and winter playground.”and State Highway 32. Thomas Schwarz - BIKE TAUPO CHAIRMAN 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 50
  • 51. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBACKGROUNDER BEST TIME TO RIDEThe Lake Track will follow the western shore of Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s The Lake Track can be ridden in all seasons, as its pumice soil surface meanslargest lake. The trail will offer an enjoyable all-weather riding experience that in even in wet weather there is normally little or no mud on the trail. Oncethrough native forest where riders have stunning views across Lake Taupo to completed, the Lake Track will offer a multi-stage riding experience, with shorterTongariro National Park. stages more suitable for beginners and others for intermediate cyclists.Riders will have the option of riding the full trail over 2-3 days, or choosing to use NELSON / TASMAN GETTING THEREa water taxi to opt for a range of shorter riding options, depending on their level CONTENTS Primary access to the trail will be by road and/or water taxi. It is proposed thatof experience and time available. Riders will also be able to complete either the there will be five places on the lake where cyclists can be dropped off or pickedfull trail or sections of the ride while still having bags delivered to their overnight up by boat. Kinloch already has existing accommodation.destination. Trail partners: Bike Taupo and The New Zealand Cycle Trail project.SECTIONS OPENThe first part of the Lake Track, approximately 33 kilometres, has already beenconstructed by Bike Taupo and includes the popular W2K Track. The fundingfrom Nga Haerenga for The New Zealand Cycle Trail project will be used to CANTERBURY NORTHLANDconstruct the remaining 60 kilometres of the track, through to the Waihaha RoadBridge on State Highway 32.A feasibility study is now in development to confirm plans for the remainder ofthe trail. This study will involve pricing and checking the visions proposed inthe concept plans to ensure the full trail can be built and will deliver what ispromised. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYAs part of its feasibility study, Bike Taupo is currently in consultation with local WEST COASTlandowners, the Department of Conservation, and other organisations, withthe aim of achieving what will be a fantastic cycling experience with stunningscenery in a part of the region which is otherwise hard to get to. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 51
  • 52. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONCHRIS JOLLY NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSOUTDOORS CANTERBURY NORTHLANDChris Jolly Outdoors - dedicated to the ultimate outdoor experience, Contact Details:has been operating in the Taupo region for 30 years. This family WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Sue Jolly & Penny Egertonowned business offers a wide range of activities to meet the ever Phone: +64 7 3780623 WEST COASTchanging demand for new and exciting ventures – all tailored to Address: P O Box 1020 Tauposuit the client’s level of fitness. Daily scenic cruises to the Maori Email: enquiries@chrisjolly.co.nzrock carvings, private fishing and corporate charters on Lake Taupo Website: www.chrisjolly.co.nzalong with guided fly fishing, hiking, biking and hunting. Chris JollyOutdoors has great packages for kayaking/cruising; helicopter/jetboat/cruising; fly/cruising; and hike/cruising. Capitalising on the CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDregions stunning scenery and diversity - ensuring an unforgettableexperience. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 52
  • 53. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBIKE AND CRUISE COMBOS MEDIA ANGLEA guided 2 hour mountain bike ride starting at the picturesque holiday Fully guided bike- cruise tour including transfers from accommodation tosettlement of Kinloch. Ride through stunning native bush and finish in secluded the start of the Kinloch/kawakawa bike track. At the finish of the ride a veryKawakawa Bay on the western shores of Lake Taupo. There, a launch will be comfortable launch awaits to transfer back around the northern bays of Lakewaiting to transfer you back to the Taupo marina. Enjoy the complimentary tea Taupo and arrives back at the Taupo marina.and coffee on board, or you can sit back and relax, glass of wine in hand and The famous Maori rock carvings that can only be seen from the water will be NELSON / TASMANtake in the stunning scenery that surrounds Lake Taupo. View the Maori rock viewed on the return cruise. CONTENTScarvings from the comfort of your launch.The round trip will take 4-5 hours. Chris Jolly Outdoors transfers by 4x4 vehicleto the start of the ride are included. Medium biking fitness is required.Guided group rides are organised on the new W2K track departing fromWhakaipo Bay and finishing at Kinloch bay where you meet the launch andenjoy a scenic cruise back to the Taupo marina. On the way you will have theopportunity to view the famous Maori rock carvings. CANTERBURY NORTHLANDGood biking fitness is requiredAll packages have the option of extending the charter/transfer time to allowextra time to try your hand at some trout fishing and maybe include a deliciousluncheon on board.(Transfers of groups from Taupo to the start of the tracks and return transfer tothe taupo marina are included.) WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYPRICING DETAILS: WEST COAST Retail Price: From $656.00 pp based on 2 people $344.00pp based on 4 people Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies Duration: 4-5hours Group Size: Minimum of 2 people CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 53
  • 54. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONWILDERNESS NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSESCAPES LTD CANTERBURY NORTHLANDWilderness Escapes specialise in experiences that harness some Contact Details:of the most spectacular scenery that our Great Lake Taupo region WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Michael-Paul and Alex Abbotthas to offer. Phone: +64 7 376 8981 WEST COASTOur experienced local staff will help you to create your experience Address: 19 Waitahanui Avenue, Taupo, 3330, New Zealand Email: info@wildernessescapes.co.nzon and around New Zealand’s largest freshwater lake, working Website: www.wildernessescapes.co.nzwith your individual, group, or exclusive guests needs to create ajourney not to be forgotten.All our trips are fully guided by experienced staff, enabling us to CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDoffer a variety of combinations to ensure your Wilderness Escapes OTAGO / SOUTHLANDExperience is one that will remain with you forever. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 54
  • 55. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONWILDERNESS ESCAPES – EXPLORER PACKAGE ENTER PRICING DETAILS:Our Explorer package is without a doubt the best way to experience the Retail Price From: $ 249.00 per adult; $180.00 per childspectacular scenery from the great New Zealand Cycle Trail while showcasing Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiesthe phenomenal views of the great Lake Taupo region. Duration: Allow 6-8 hours, including travelling timeIn one day, you will enjoy a leisurely 2 -3 hour mountain-bike ride, and 3 hours Group Size: 2-8 people (larger groups by prior arrangement)kayaking on the crystal clear waters of Lake Taupo. NELSON / TASMAN Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. CONTENTSWe start our day in Whakaipo Bay just west of Taupo, where we bike the grade1-3 track over the headland towards Kinloch Bay. There is an alternative optionalong the headland loop, enabling coastal riding and spectacular views, or the MEDIA ANGLEshorter route over the hill leads to a lookout for a well earned rest and endless All of our tours and experience packages are created to suit any level of fitnessviews toward the southern end of the lake. and ability. We specialise in personal experiences, and can alter the packageThe decent into Kinloch Bay is well earned and travels through bush clad tracks to suit the requirements of your guests. We have many options availablewith fantastic unspoilt views of the glistening lake below. on different sections of the cycle trail in the Taupo region. Combining theAfter a lunch stop in Kinloch Bay, we embark on the kayaking journey around spectacular views from the great New Zealand Cycle Trail with our kayaking CANTERBURY NORTHLANDthe headland towards Whakaipo Bay. experience, harnesses the phenomenal beauty that our great lake Taupo has to offer.We pass sheer tree lined cliff faces that drop into the lake and spectacularvolcanic rocks that emerge from the crystal clear waters of our great Lake Taupo.We enjoy afternoon tea on the beach at Whakaipo Bay, before returning to Taupovia road. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYOptional Extra: Board our 11 metre catamaran, and enjoy a complimentary glass WEST COASTof bubbly or beer while returning to Taupo via the world famous Maori rockcarvings.PHYSICAL EXPECTATIONS:The cycle and kayaking are accessible to most levels of fitness and ability. Thecycle track has a 1-3 grading with 1 being the lowest out of a possible score of 6.The kayaking takes you along scenic, sheltered coastline of flat water. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 55
  • 56. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS CANTERBURY NORTHLAND STATUS: OPEN % COMPLETED: 100% GRADE: INTERMEDIATERUAPEHU DURATION: 4-6 DAYS TOTAL LENGTH: 317KM WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY TRAIL SITE: http://www.doc.govt.nz/about-WHANGANUI TRAILS doc/news/whats-new/new-zealand-cycle- WEST COAST trail-project/ruapehu-whanganui-trails-nga- ara-tuhono-cycle-trail/ - - i-SITE INFO: www.visitruapehu.co.nz/new- zealand/mountain-biking(NGA ARA TUHONO) “ “DOC is delighted to be working with partners to build a trail that willThe Ruapehu-Whanganui Trails will cross two national parks with outstanding mean New Zealanders and visitorsscenery and an area rich in natural and cultural heritage. The full ride will from overseas get to experience the CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDbe a 4-6 day ride covering 317km, starting on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu, area’s outstanding culture and scenery while bringing economic developmentcrossing the 294-metre Hapuawhenua viaduct, then passing through opportunities to the region.”Tongariro and Whanganui National Parks, before crossing the iconic Bridge Nic Peet - WHANGANUI AREA MANAGER, DOCto Nowhere. Riders will then take a jet boat ride down the Whanganui Riverto Pipiriki and cycle to Wanganui along the Whanganui River Road. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 56
  • 57. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBACKGROUNDER BEST TIME TO RIDEThe trails are comprised by the Ohakune Old Coach Road, Fishers Track at The cycle trail starts in the Mt Ruapehu alpine zone and passes through richNational Park Village, Kaiwhakauka Trail, Mangapurua Trail and finally the forests on its journey to the Whanganui coast. Most of the year, the trails areBridge to Nowhere and Mangapurua Landing. Considerable work on these easily accessible for day rides however if riders are considering riding the fulltrails has already been completed and during 2011, final track surfacing and trail or doing multiple day trail rides, summer is the best season.enhancement work is continuing. NELSON / TASMAN GETTING THERE CONTENTSOHAKUNE OLD COACH ROAD TRAIL Two key locations to start the trails are at National Park Village on State HighwayThe Ohakune Old Coach Road section is complete and was opened in July 4 and at Ohakune Junction off State Highway 49. However, there are many2010. This 14km stretch of trail follows the historic Old Coach Road between access points along the trail route. All trail sections have return access by roadwhat were the railheads of the main truck railway line, before the line’s final or river transport.completion in 1909. It offers a great family bike ride through spectacular Trail partners: The Ruapehu District Council, Whanganui Iwi, Wanganui Districtscenery, and link trails to Hapuawhenua and Taonui viaducts, which also have Council, DOC, The New Zealand Cycle Trail project, Ohakune 2000 and thegreat historic interest. From Horopito, the cycle trail follows a rural road network Tongariro Natural History Society. The trail partnerships are under the umbrellafor 44km to the beginning of the Mangapurua Trail. of the Central North Island Cycle Trail Partnership. CANTERBURY NORTHLANDFISHERS TRACK RELATED LINKSThe Fishers Track is complete and is open for use. This 17km stretch of trail Ohakune Information: http://www.ohakune.info/follows the old bridal trail between Upper Retaruke Valley and National ParkVillage. It offers a great family bike ride through impressive scenery, and linktrails to Kaiwhakauka Trail and the historic Mangapurua Trail. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYTHE MANGAPURUA TRAIL WEST COASTThe Mangapurua (33km) and Kaiwhakauka (17.5km) trails form a track systemthat is currently being upgraded from a tramping track to a cycle trail. TheBridge to Nowhere track (2.7km from Mangapurua Landing) is maintained asa walking track and provides access from the Whanganui River to the iconicBridge to Nowhere. The trails follow historic roads originally installed to servicethe two valleys, settled as part of rehabilitation settlements where land wasoffered to returned soldiers following World War 1. The Mangapurua Trail is now CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDa fully usable trail for cycle trail purposes. OTAGO / SOUTHLANDKAIWHAKAUKA TRAILThe Kaiwhakauka Trail has now been upgraded. The remainder ofThe Ruapehu-Whanganui Trails route largely follows public roads or theWhanganui River. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 57
  • 58. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONADRIFT OUTDOOR NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSADVENTURES CANTERBURY NORTHLANDAdrift is a personal and professional adventure company. We have Contact Details:been showcasing our beautiful country since 1999 and are based WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Stewart Barclayin National Park Village on the boundary of both the Tongariro and Phone: +64 7 8922751 WEST COASTWhanganui National Parks. Both form the backdrop to our segment Address: PO Box 19 National Park Villageof the NZ cycleway. Email: cycle@adriftnz.co.nz Website: www.centralnorthislandrailtrail.co.nzWe cater for local and international individuals, family and schoolgroups and have vast experience at working with people of all agesand abilities, ensuring your adventure is comfortable, safe and fun.We offer guided trips, supply equipment, transportation and back CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDup for those who want to enjoy their own adventure ADRIFT from allbut themselves and the majestic environment. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 58
  • 59. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONThe Central North Island Cylcle Trails are a new and exciting development PRICING DETAILS:adding to the must see and do’s in the area including the Tongariro Alpine Retail Price: $ 225 per adult; $175 per childCrossing . Includes: Bike, Helmet and refreshment after the ride.There are 2 new trails, both of which have had major development re-opening Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companieshistorical disused tracks roads and railways for us to enjoy either by cycle or Duration: ½ day Either 8:30am-12.30pm or 1:30pm-5:30pmShanks’ pony. NELSON / TASMAN Complimentary pick up included from National Park andThese 2 new trails are The Old Coach Road and the Mangapurua segment of the CONTENTS Whakapapa Villages at either 8am or 1pm.Mountains to Sea “Great Ride” Group Size: Minimum 2 pax and / or maximum 20 paxTHE OLD COACH ROAD Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST.Walking or riding along the historic cobblestone Coach Road through a bushcorridor on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu is an exciting adventure, a journeyback in time. Magnificent native Rimu trees, native falcons screaming throughthe air, pigeons flying between the tree tops, the curved steel lattice of the Hapuawhenua Viaduct and of course, the old railway tunnel. CANTERBURY NORTHLANDThis is a “grade 2” cycleway which is appropriate for all including family groupswith young children and those of us who are a bit older and don’t want anychallenges we can’t handle.FISHERS TRACKThis relatively unknown downhill is a real blast and with the best part of 17km WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYdownhill dropping through the pumice and papa ridges and valleys off the WEST COASTCentral Plateau, created by the eruption of Lake Taupo not so long ago, to the3 house metrolplis of Kiatieke. For 900 - 400 metres the adrenalin rush is inyour hands.The surface is mixed but has been recently up graded so that it would beclassed as a grade 2 with some grade 3 sections, slightly more challenging thanThe Old Coach road but is achievable by all other than the very timid.Both tracks are timed between 2-3 hours one way, with a welcome rest and CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDrefreshment at the end. Guide, transport cycle, equipment and refreshment atthe end are all included. These are great adventures and can be achieved nomatter what the weather conditions. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 59
  • 60. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONCHATEAU NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSTONGARIROHOTEL MT RUAPEHU CANTERBURY NORTHLANDChateau Tongariro Hotel Mt Ruapehu is owned and managed by Contact Details:Bayview International Hotels & Resorts, with its head office in WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Tony AbbottSingapore. Bayview International Hotels & Resorts also manages Phone: +64 7 892 3809 WEST COASTWairakei Resort Taupo. Address: State Highway 48, Mt Ruapehu Email: stay@chateau.co.nzThe Bayview Group prides itself on providing friendly and Website: www.chateau.co.nzexceptional customer service.The Chateau Tongariro Hotel Mt Ruapehu will undergo a softrefurbishment throughout 2011. CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDFor more information on the Chateau Tongariro Hotel Mt Ruapehu, OTAGO / SOUTHLANDvisit www.chateau.co.nz, and communicate with the Chateau onFacebook, at www.facebook.com/chateautongariro. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 60
  • 61. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONChateau Tongariro Hotel Mt Ruapehu is a uniquely boutique venue with 106 MEDIA ANGLErooms. Built in 1929, the historic hotel sits majestically within the heart of the Staying at the Chateau Tongariro Hotel Mt Ruapehu allows you to experience theTongariro National Park at the base of Mt Ruapehu, central North Island. old world style of the hotel first hand and be right in the heart of the TongariroIn winter and spring, you’re literally minutes away from exhilarating National Park.internationally renowned ski slopes and throughout spring, summer & autumn As one of the most photographed buildings in New Zealand, the Chateauthe Tongariro National Park & surrounds abundant outdoor activities allow Tongariro Hotel Mt Ruapehu is a real New Zealand icon. NELSON / TASMANvisitors to be challenged outside too. CONTENTS Transport to all cycle tracks can be organized.The four star Chateau Tongariro’s highly qualified team will ensure your visit isthe most memorable ever. Dine in the famous Ruapehu Restaurant, and wakeup to the fresh mountain air and inspiring views. Relax in the comfort of theRuapehu Lounge or Ngauruhoe Room. Soak away any bumps and bruises ortired muscles in the Chateau Tongariro indoor heated plunge pool, or relax in thelarge unisex sauna. Step into the old world style that is the Chateau Tongariro.Cycle trails are only 20 minutes from the Chateau Tongariro Hotel and transport CANTERBURY NORTHLANDcan be arranged with cycle operators. Full safety briefings are provided.Communicate with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chateautongariro.ENTER PRICING DETAILS: Retail Price: View www.chateau.co.nz for rates WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Commission Rate: Wholesale rates available on request WEST COAST Duration: Year round Group Size: n/a Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 61
  • 62. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONMOUNTAIN NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSBIKE STATION CANTERBURY NORTHLANDThe Mountain Bike Station has a reputation for providing high Contact Details:quality equipment, a personal service and knowledgeable guides. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Jane and Darren GambleExperience the Mountains to Sea stretch of the National Cycleway Phone: +64 6 3858 797 WEST COASTwith one of the Ruapehu and Whanganui regions’ premier activity Address: 60 Thames Street, The Junction, OHAKUNEproviders. Email: mtbstation@stationlodge.co.nz Website: www.mountainbikestation.co.nzThe Mountain Bike Station offers a selection of packagestraversing two iconic National parks with outstanding scenery andrich cultural, historical and natural heritage. The packages aresuitable for couples, families and small groups who wish to have a CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDpersonalized, private and truly unique experience.Itineraries can be fully customized by our experienced guides tosuit individual group interests and requirements. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 62
  • 63. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONMOUNTAINS TO SEA CYCLEWAY ENTER PRICING DETAILS:Adrenaline-pumping mountain descents, leisurely forest trails, exhilarating jet Retail Price: $2,800 – $3,100 per personboat rides and peaceful canoe paddling combine to make this an unforgettable Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiesjourney through a land rich in history and natural beauty. Duration: 4-5 daysDay One: Your journey begins high on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu and Group Size: Minimum 2 - Maximum 10descends 1000m in just 17km to the township of Ohakune. From here it’s on to NELSON / TASMANthe Ohakune Old Coach Road, an historic route through native forest and past Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. CONTENTSthe spectacular Hapuawhenua viaduct. Along the route your guide will explainthe history of the trail, which played an important role in the development of NewZealand’s railways. Finish the day with a barbeque at the 1906 Station Master’s MEDIA ANGLEHouse in Ohakune. The Mountains to Sea trail is part of the National Cycleway, a project linking together the greatest cycle routes in the country. The diverse trail environmentsDay Two: The day begins at the summit of the Ruatiti Road for another great also provide a chance to encounter a great range of New Zealand’s wildlife.downhill run and continues on through the beautiful Ruatiti Valley. Spend yourevening in Waterfall Mountain, an authentic and remote old western town with The trail is easily achievable by most people of average fitness and a support CANTERBURY NORTHLANDplenty to explore. vehicle is on hand to assist in more difficult areas.Day Three: Cycle the Bridge to Nowhere trail, one of New Zealand’s best day The elements of this package are also available as day rides. Please contact usrides, offering amazing scenery, rich history and a fantastic track maintained for more details.by the Department of Conservation. Your guide will relate the fascinatinghistory of the failed attempt at back country pioneering by returned World WarI servicemen and their families. At the end of the trail you will be met by the jet WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYboat to transport you down the Whanganui River to your accommodation. WEST COASTDay Four / Five: Take the jet boat or paddle a canoe down the pristine watersof the river to Pipiriki. From here you can return to Ohakune or cycle theWhanganui River Road, finishing your trip in Wanganui. Relax for the evening inluxury accommodation in either Ohakune or Wanganui.Package Includes: Accommodation, all meals, transportation of luggage andequipment, bike hire and guide. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 63
  • 64. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONMOUNTAIN TO SEA JOURNEYS - 2 DAY PACKAGE ENTER PRICING DETAILS:Adrenaline-pumping mountain descents, leisurely forest trails, exhilarating jet Retail Price: $925 per adultboat rides and peaceful canoe paddling combine to make this an unforgettable Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiesjourney through a land rich in history and natural beauty. Duration: 2 daysThis package allows those with limited time to experience the highlights of the Group Size: Minimum 2 - Maximum 10Mountains to Sea trail. NELSON / TASMAN Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. CONTENTSPackage Includes: 2 nights’ accommodation, 2 x breakfast, 2 x lunch, 1 x dinner,bike hire, guide and all transportation.Day One: Your journey begins high on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu and MEDIA ANGLEdescends 1000m in just 17km to the township of Ohakune. From here it’s on to Ohakune Old Coach Road, officially opened by Prime Minister the Honourablethe Ohakune Old Coach Road, an historic route through native forest and past John Key in 2010, has set an exceptional standard in cycle trails and is a mustboth the original and replacement Hapuawhenua Viaducts with their spectacular do for keen cyclists.engineering. Along the route your guide will explain the history of the trail, which As for Bridge to Nowhere… CANTERBURY NORTHLANDplayed an important role in the development of New Zealand’s railways. Finish ‘If you only have the chance to do one adventure ride this year, [Bridge tothe day with a barbeque at the 1906 Station Master’s House in Ohakune and Nowhere] is the North Island’s best’ – Classic New Zealand Mountain Bikespend your evening in luxury accommodation with spa pool. Rides, Kennett, 2008Day Two: Cycle the Bridge to Nowhere trail, one of New Zealand’s best day rides, The trails are easily achievable by most people of average fitness.offering amazing scenery, rich history and a fantastic track maintained by theDepartment of Conservation. Your guide will relate the fascinating history of the WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYfailed attempt at back country pioneering by returned World War I servicemenand their families. At the end of the trail you will be met by the jet boat to WEST COASTtransport you down the Whanganui River, with the option to canoe a section.Return to your accommodation in Ohakune for some well-earned relaxation. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 64
  • 65. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION“ NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSI want to ride my bicycle; I wantto ride my bike; I want to ridemy bicycle; I want to ride it CANTERBURY NORTHLANDwhere I like...” WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYFreddie Mercury - QUEEN 1978. WEST COAST CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 65
  • 66. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONWHANGANUI RIVER NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSROAD TOURS CANTERBURY NORTHLANDThe Whanganui River Road Tour is an interactive, cultural and Contact Details:scenic group tour, providing access to the lower Whanganui River WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Rory SmithValley; its culture, history, and its National Park. Phone: +64 –6-3476300 (Tamara) +64-27-3189803 (WRRT) WEST COASTThere is particular reference to the relationship that river dwellers Address: 24 Somme Parade, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand Email: info@tamaralodge.com and info@whanganuiriverroad.com(both past and present) experience with the Whanganui River. Website: www.tamaralodge.com and www.whanganuiriverroad.comThrough your own individual experience you will absorb themajestic beauty and gain a personal perspective of the history andculture of the Whanganui River. CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDDiscover what many have described as stepping into a different OTAGO / SOUTHLANDworld. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 66
  • 67. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONTHE WHANGANUI RIVER ROAD CYCLE TOUR PRICING DETAILS:“E rere kau mai te awanui, mai te Kahui maunga ki Tangaroa Retail Price: 1) Tour, bike hire and transport $180 per person Ko au te awa, ko te awa ko au 2) Tour, bike hire and transport, plus accommodation at“The great river flows from the mountains to the sea Tamara Backpackers Lodge 2 nights twin/double (ensuite), $280 per person I am the river and the river is me” 3) Standard Tour $100 per person NELSON / TASMANYou will be collected from your accommodation in Wanganui by our CONTENTS Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiesexperienced and knowledgeable guide and transported to the northern end Duration: Standard Tour 5-6 hoursof the Whanganui River Road. During this first part of the Journey you will begiven a full commentary on much of the history and points of interest along Group Size: 4 - 11 people (larger groups by arrangement)the way including brief stops at Koriniti Marae and Jerusalem and Pipiriki, the Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST.northern most village. This will enable you to better appreciate and understandyour surroundings for your return journey down the Whanganui River Roadby bicycle. From Pipiriki we turn back and travel to the top of the hill above MEDIA ANGLEJerusalem some 10kms south. It is here that you mount your bicycle and travel CANTERBURY Long recognized as the most beautiful scenic river road in New Zealand, NORTHLANDsouth. The ride is about 50 km and we meet you near the end of the River The Whanganui River Road is the southern most section of the Ruapehu –Road (or anywhere on the road by arrangement) and transport you back to your Whanganui Cycle Trail. Transport arrangements are designed to avoid the twoaccommodation in Wanganui. large hills at each end of the road and so the gradient for the cycling section ofTour begins at 8am and is expected to finish between 4 and 5pm. the tour is not difficultRefreshments are complimentary. Catered lunch is by arrangement only. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYThere is a requirement that tourers have a basic fitness but the length of time WEST COASTspent on the bikes is negotiable and we can collect less enthusiastic or lessabled people from any point on the Road. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 67
  • 68. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONTAMARA BACKPACKERS LODGEBuilt in 1904 as a large family Villa, the Tamara Lodge is an outstanding exampleof Wanganui’s Edwardian Architecture.A warm welcome is only the start as you enjoy our spacious Lodge overlookingthe majestic Whanganui River with views of Mt Ruapehu. It is just 5 mins walkto the city. We regard our space as an oasis of relaxation! The large garden is NELSON / TASMANenticing and the hammocks welcoming with lots of other garden furniture so CONTENTSyou can find your perfect spot. With decent sized lounge areas inside the housethere is plenty of room there too. Piano and guitar are also available. We providelots of information on activities and take pride in our service delivery. HEATEDrooms! (Some ensuites) WIRELESS INTERNET, BBQ, TV, FREE BIKES. YourHosts; Rory and Barbara.PRICING DETAILS: CANTERBURY NORTHLAND Retail Price: Accomodation $50 per person twin/double with ensuite $40 per person twin/double room $35 per person share room Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY WEST COAST CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 68
  • 69. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION“....the car lacks direct contact NELSON / TASMANwith the surroundings, the ‘seeing CONTENTSand being seen.’ While movingthere is no contact with other CANTERBURY NORTHLANDpeople anymore. Rather driversfind themselves in a tunnel likespace in which contact with third WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY WEST COASTparties is hard to realise.”Bram Esser - FARB ARCHITECTURE BY BICYCLE (GRONINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS). CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 69
  • 70. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS CANTERBURY NORTHLAND STATUS: SECTIONS OPENHAWKE’S BAY % COMPLETED: 69% GRADE: EASY DURATION: 4-4.5 HOURS (LANDSCAPES RIDE) WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYTRAILS 3-3.5 HOURS (WATER RIDE) WEST COAST TOTAL LENGTH: 124KM TRAIL SITE: http://www.hawkesbaynz.com/ visit/cycling-in-hawkes-bay/ “ “The combination of fantastic weather,Hawke’s Bay Trails will include the Landscapes Ride and the Water cycle-friendly terrain, stunning scenery and an established food and wineRide and offer 124km of dedicated cycle trails. Riders will follow experiences make the Hawke’s Bay an CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDsweeping coastline and lowland rivers with view of distant mountain OTAGO / SOUTHLAND ideal cycling destination.” Hawke’s Bayranges, and circumnavigate natural wetlands, rich with bird life. Don’t Regional Council Chairman, Fenton Wilsonmiss the expansive ocean outlooks, world class wineries and beautiful Fenton Wilson - HAWKE’S BAY REGIONALcountryside. COUNCIL CHAIRMAN 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 70
  • 71. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONLANDSCAPES RIDE GETTING THEREThis 46km ride can start at Black Bridge, River Road, or Clifton. Ride through Hawke’s Bay Trails are unique to New Zealand, providing semi-urban point-Tukituki River valley with its spectacular scenery, which includes the legendary to-point and loop rides that cross over much of the twin cities of Napier andTe Mata Peak, views of the Pacific Ocean and Cape Kidnappers, home to the Hastings. With multiple starting points, riders can create their own customisedworld’s largest accessible mainland gannet colony; as well as one of the world’s experiences. Hawke’s Bay’s urban centres also have an extensive network of citytop 50 golf courses. Great places to stop include Craggy Range, Clearview Estate cycle lanes, making it easy to ride, navigate and experience the region’s vibrant NELSON / TASMANand Elephant Hill wineries - just some of the many world-class food and wine cafés and shopping. CONTENTSlocations on offer along the trail. Trail partners: Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and The New Zealand Cycle TrailThe Landscapes Ride connects with existing walking and cycling pathways and project, Hastings District Council, Napier City Council, Napier Rotary Pathwayloops around the Tukituki Valley, Te Mata Peak, Havelock North village, coastal Trust and Hastings Rotary.Haumoana and Te Awanga. The ride is on largely flat country with an all-weather surface. This trail provides year-round cycling and will suit most cycling skill RELATED LINKSlevels. Don’t miss the expansive ocean views, world-class wineries and taking in Hawke’s Bay Tourism (www.hawkesbaynz.com)the beautiful countryside. AvantiPlus, Hastings (www.avantiplus.co.nz/hastings) AvantiPlus, Taradale (www.avantiplus.co.nz/taradale) CANTERBURY NORTHLANDWATER RIDE Bike About Tours, Greenmeadows (www.bikeabouttours.co.nz)Stay nearer the water with this 32km ride, taking 3-3.5 hours and cycle around Bike D’Vine, Taradale (www.bikedevine.com)the Ahuriri Estuary, home to endangered wetland wildlife. There are beautiful Coastal Wine Cycles, Te Awanga (www.winecycles.co.nz)views over the Pacific Ocean and landmarks that tell of this area’s culture and Fish Bike, Napier (www.fishbike.co.nz)dramatic earthquake history. Ahuriri’s cafés, bars and restaurants also provide Hawke’s Bay Cycle Tours, Clive (www.hawkesbaycycletours.co.nz)a great excuse to stop for a breather. A longer 1-2 day, 78 kilometres, option On Yer Bike, Hastings (www.onyerbikehb.co.nz) WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYincludes the Napier – Taradale loop and passes the renowned wineries of Pedal Power AvantiPlus, Taradale (www.pedalpower.co.nz)Church Road and Mission Estate, New Zealand’s oldest winery. Napier’s famous Revolution Bikes, Havelock North (www.revolutionbikes.co.nz) WEST COASTMarine Parade is a trail highlight, featuring the National Aquarium of New Takaro Trails, Bay View (www.takarotrails.co.nz)Zealand and Ocean Spa complexes. Don’t miss learning about local history, Village Tours & Cycle Hire, Havelock (www.villagecycletours.co.nz)endangered wildlife, world class wineries and the bustling seaside precinct ofAhuriri.BEST TIME TO RIDEHawke’s Bay is renowned for its Mediterranean climate, with long hot summers CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDand mild winters. The pleasant and settled weather means these rides can beenjoyed all year round. Spring is particularly beautiful when buds burst into lifeon the many orchards and fruit trees, with rich colours in autumn and dynamicsunsets. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 71
  • 72. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBIKE ABOUT NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSTOURS LTD CANTERBURY NORTHLANDBike About Tours - Self Guided Cycling Holidays new series Contact Details:include… The World of Wine, Panoramic Magic, Family Safe, and WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Jennifer LeedesHawke’s Bay’s Cycling Highlights, trails are personalized to suit Phone: +64 06 845 4836 WEST COASTyour interests and fitness levels. Trails are predominantly on flat Address: 47 Gloucester St, Greenmeadows, Napier, Hawke/s Bay, New Zealandland with exception of some Panoramic Magic Trails. As you cycle Email: leedes@xtra.co.nzthe roads, pathways and foreshore of this beautiful region of New Website: www.bikeabouttours.co.nzZealand, you will discover Hawke’s Bay’s unique diversity, fabulouslandscapes, along with its best kept secrets. All Cycling Trails arewithin a 3 to 28kms circumference of our base Greenmeadows on CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDGloucester your accommodation for the duration of your stay. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 72
  • 73. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONOPTION ONE: THREE DAYS: HAWKE’S BAY WORLD OF WINE PRICING DETAILS:Highlights: An extensive range of wines, boutique beer & cider, chocolates, Retail Price: Studios with ensuites: 3 Days $515, 5 Days $870 per adult;cheese, honey, local attractions and gourmet delights that will re-awaken your 3 Days $485, 5 Days $820 per childtaste buds. Apartment: 3 Days $540, 5 Days $910 per adult;Day one: Napier area:Napier Central and Historic Wineries. Church Road 3 Days $510, 5 Days $870 per childand Mission Estate Wineries, Hilly terrain to *Moana Park Winery, Silky Oak NELSON / TASMAN Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiesChocolates. Brookfield’s Vineyard and *Boutique Ale & Cider House CONTENTS Duration: Option One: 3 Full cycling daysDay two: Coastal Settlement & Havelock North Coach drop off at Option two: 5 full cycling days*Te Awanga Estate (Kim Crawford) then to Clearview Winery, Elephant Hill Group Size: 14 personsEstate Winery, *Beach House Wines *British Car Museum, enjoy the Coastalviews, River bank pathways to Havelock North, options: Te Mata Cheese & Café, Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST.*Askerne Vineyards, Te Mata Estate, Black Barn Vineyards & Bistro, Red Barrell,Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, hilly terrain to Craggy Range Winery (dinner atCraggy Range – your cost) Afternoon or evening collection - not Pathways! MEDIA ANGLE CANTERBURY NORTHLAND The Hawke’s Bay climate is idealDay Three: Ngatarawa Triangle Coach drop off: Discover Sileni Estate’s Gourmet for cycling throughout the year,Cellar, Alpha Domus, #Abbey Cellars, two kms cycle through vineyards, blessed with up to 130kms of - offNgatarawa & Farmgate Wines, Salvare Estate, Trinity Hill, Te Awa Winery,*Unison road pathways and many roadEstate and Crossroads Winery. Afternoon collection ways with cycle lanes, all CycleOPTION TWO: FIVE DAYS: HAWKE’S BAY’S CYCLING HIGHLIGHTS Trails are predominantly flat, with the exception of some Trails in the WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYDay One: Full circle of Napier or Ahuriri Estuary Water Ride (Due to openSeptember 2011) Panoramic Magic Series which WEST COAST include flats easy elevation and Day two: Wineries, Coastal Settlements or Landscape Trail -Tuki Tuki Valley some hill work Our new series ofDay three: Wineries of Havelock North & East of Hastings or Wineries West of Cycle Trails include… World ofHastings Wine, Panoramic Magic, FamilyDay Four: Wineries Ngatarawa Triangle or Ohiti Valley Panoramic Loop, Flat, Safe, and Cycling Highlights –gentle elevation and hilly terrain 16 diverse Trails, something for everyone.Day Five: Napier Central and Historic Wineries or Bay View Panoramic Loop. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDFlat & hilly terrain.A day off can be arranged if required.* Seasonal Opening Hours Not always open 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 73
  • 74. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONCOASTAL NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSWINE CYCLES CANTERBURY NORTHLANDCoastal Wine Cycles offers relaxed cycling tours throughout Contact Details:Hawke’s Bay’s stunning natural landscapes. The combination of WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Will Coltartthe region’s Mediterranean climate and patchwork of vineyards, Phone: +64 6 875 0302 WEST COASTorchards, beaches and the iconic Cape Kidnappers makes for a Address: 41 East Road, Te Awanga, Hawke’s Bayunique, breath-taking cycling experience. Email: info@winecycles.co.nz Website: www.winecycles.co.nzWe have classic beach-cruiser bicycles from California. They havewide, comfortable seats, swept-back handlebars, and oversizetires….perfect for stress-free cycling. No lyrca, just cycling theway it was. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDWe will custom design a tour specifically to your clientrequirements. Our tours are ideal for couples, family, and largegroups. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 74
  • 75. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONTHE COAST & RIVER LOOP PRICING DETAILS:This is our favourite ride; a loop that covers an impressive range of spectacular Retail Price: $125 per adult; $ 95 per childvistas within a relatively short distance. Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiesOur local guides will lead you through stunning natural landscapes, whilst Duration: 3 - 4 hoursproviding fascinating commentary along the journey. They will take you along the Group Size: 2 pax min & 30 pax maxlimestone cycleway path, safe from traffic, so you can ride side by side and enjoy NELSON / TASMANthe experience. Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. CONTENTSThe loop starts at Te Awanga, a small beach community filled with character.It is nestled on the coast between two of Hawke’s Bay’s icons; the dramatic Cape MEDIA ANGLEKidnappers and the Tukituki River. Te Awanga is easy to access; 10 minutes Our classic beach-cruisers are single-speed retro bicycles with baskets, largedrive from Havelock North, 15 minutes from Napier and Hastings. comfortable seats and swept-back handlebars – these bikes are very easy to useFrom Te Awanga cycle down the coastal parthway towards the quiet village of with no technical gear on them.Haumoana, stop off at the local ‘dairy’ (store) to taste a Kiwi favourite ‘hokey- The Coastal Cycleway is a dedicated cycle path, with flat terrain suitable for all pokey icecream’. Continue to the river mouth, past the lagoon and onto the CANTERBURY fitness levels. This pathway takes in the coast, river, farmlands, and wineries, NORTHLANDelevated stock-bank adjacent to the Tukituki River. providing a wide range of scenery and experiences in a short distance.From here the cyclists enjoy an easy cruise with panoramic views of the river, Price includes lunch (shared platter) and a glass of wine.where locals are flyfishing and collecting whitebait, cycling past vineyards, orchards, and crops. The vista changes to farmland, where sheep, horses,and deer occupy the land. Te Mata Peak emerges as the backdrop to create abreath-taking scene. A perfect photo opportunity! WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYFrom here, turn off and meander along a quiet country road, stop to purchase WEST COASTlocal fresh fruit direct from the farm gate along the way.Return to the coast in time to enjoy some of the region’s fine wines. Meet thewinemakers and partake in some wine tasting before settling in for a relaxedcomplementry platter and glass of wine, before exploring the remaining wineriesenroute to our reception.Our bikes are new single-gear Electra beach-cruisers, so no grinding through CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDgear changes or other technical training is needed. Low physical level is OTAGO / SOUTHLANDrequired. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 75
  • 76. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSCYCLE TURISMO CANTERBURY NORTHLANDCycle Turismo provides high quality guided cycling holidays in Contact Details:New Zealand for the discerning international cyclist. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Philip AbernethyEach tour allows customers to sample the deliciously indulgent Phone: +64 (0) 21 833 338 WEST COASTClassic New Zealand Wine Trail and features luxury accommodation, Address: 152 Selwyn Ave, Mission Bay, Auckland, 1071. Email: philip@cycleturismo.comgourmet dining, fine wines and abundant natural beauty. Website: www.cycleturismo.comOur extraordinary cycling package is enhanced by knowledgeablelocal guides and best in class service; while our small group tours(of 2 to 6 cyclists) enable customers to have a more comfortable, CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDpersonalised and interactive vacation, and to experience our OTAGO / SOUTHLAND“kiwi” culture. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 76
  • 77. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONNORTH ISLAND INDULGENCE PRICING DETAILS:From Hawke’s Bay stylish art deco architecture to off-the-beaten-track rural Retail Price: $5,565 per person (twin share)Wairarapa charm, and then to ultra cool Wellington; our signature trip is a food Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiesand wine connoisseur’s dream – matching premium wines to gourmet mealsafter beautiful rides amongst vineyards, rural splendour and stunning natural Duration: 7 day tripbeauty. Group Size: 2-6 people NELSON / TASMANThe Perfect Ride Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. CONTENTSWe’ve selected outstanding cycling routes; and specifically use quiet,meandering back-roads; or NZ Cycle Trails, such as the Heretaunga Trail –landscapes ride in Hawke’s Bay. Each ride is between 30 and 75 km (20 – 50 MEDIA ANGLEmiles) per day, or 1.5 to 3 hours in duration; on flat to undulating terrain. So not Cycle Turismo is offering cycle tours to a whole new market sector with its luxurytoo long, but challenging enough that riders are proud of their accomplishments. cycle tours. With fully guided trips, gentile riding, up-market accommodation,Many of our customers are cycling beginners relishing the opportunity to ride gourmet meals; and high levels of personalised service, the trips will appeal to awithout traffic rushing by, though most are enthusiasts looking for enjoyable, more affluent audience who desire to live a more active and healthy lifestyle. CANTERBURYsocial rides in beautiful, new terrain NORTHLANDRelaxation and RefinementAs the name suggests, this trip is about indulgence. So each day we followthe exertion with a magnificent meal at one of the country’s finest vineyardrestaurants. The meals include at least 3 courses; with matching wine! Ouraccommodations are equally refined; with luxury or deluxe ratings; the majority WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYare boutique lodgings surrounded by vineyards, and available to us only becauseof our small group policy. WEST COASTRiding and Support PackageWe provide a complete cycling outfit; including cycling top and shorts, drinkbottles and a brand new helmet – all of which is kept by the customer afterthe holiday; and provide a high performance bicycle for use during the tour. Aminivan will accompany the tour; providing all transfers, and to carry luggage,spares and refreshments. It’s also a refuge for customers who don’t like the lookof the next hill, or have just had enough riding for the day. It is...a refined riding CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDexperience. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 77
  • 78. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSFISHBIKE CANTERBURY NORTHLANDFishbike: a bicycle rental and tour company based in Hawke’s Contact Details:Bay. The Fishbike shed front door is located on the 120km cycle WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Brian Fisher & Hans Seitzingerpathway network on Napier’s Marine Parade. Our fleet is modern Phone: +6468336979 Cellphone: +6427510261 WEST COASTcomfort hybrid bikes. Fishbike has a regular maintenance and Physical Address: 26 Marine Parade Napier, 4110replacement program to ensure the bicycles are of a very high Postal Address: 3B Lighthouse Road, Napier 4110standard. Fishbike is a member of Hawke’s Bay Tourism. Email: info@fishbike.co.nz Website: www.fishbike.co.nz CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND C L E A RV I E W e s t a t e w i n e ry & r e s t a u r a n t fishbike www.fishbike.co.nz h aw k e ’ s b ay n e w z e a l a n d 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 78
  • 79. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONTHREE RIVERS PRICING DETAILS:“A self-guided bicycle ride on the Nga Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trail – Retail Price: $90 (gst incl) per adult; valid from 1 October 2011Landscape Trail” in Hawke’s Bay with lunch at the award winning Clearview until 30 September 2012 unless otherwise specified.Winery and Restaurant. Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiesThe combination of a good bicycle ride and fine local food is the essence of why Duration: 1 day (Fishbike 1 day rental 9am to 6pm)cycling is so enjoyable. NELSON / TASMAN Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. CONTENTSCollect your rental bike at the “Fishbike Shed” on Napier’s Marine Parade. Headsouth- east. Ride on the dedicated Rotary Pathway and the New Zealand CycleTrail – Landscape Trail past the Napier Art-Deco City. Hug the pacific coastline MEDIA ANGLEcrossing over Hawke’s Bays three main rivers, Tutaekuri, Ngaruroro and Tukituki. Fishbike, the only bicycle rental and tour company based on the cycle pathwayThe Cycle trail passes by coastal wetlands, orchards, vineyards and through the network. A new company (October 2010). Numerous customers have asked forcoastal settlement of Haumoana. The locals call this Landscape the Cape Coast. a ride and lunch package, A good day ride with a good lunch they requested.Views of Cape Kidnappers. Fishbike have developed the “Three Rivers” package in association with theLunch is at the “ Red shed”. Clearview Estate Winery Restaurant sits among the award winning Clearview Estate Winery Restaurant located on the Cape Coast. CANTERBURY NORTHLANDvines. A comprehensive seasonal menu features inspired and creative dishes The Three Rivers journey includes the Rotary pathway and the Nga Haerengausing Hawkes Bay produce. New Zealand Cycle Trail – “Landscape Trail” .Cycling distance – 51kms (31.8 miles) return. 90% of the route is on the RotaryPathway and the Nga Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trail – “ Landscape Trail”,remainder of the route is on the quiet suburban streets of Haumoana. Thelandscape trail is grade 1. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYA reasonable level of cycling fitness is required for this “Three Rivers” self- WEST COASTguided bicycle ride. The Fishbike bicycle rentals are modern comfort hybridbikes.“The Three Rivers self guided bicycle ride” includes, per person• 1 day Fishbike – bicycle rental (with Helmet, lock, bottled water and Landscape Trail map)• A one course meal Lunch and a glass of estate wine at the Clearview Estate CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND Winery & Restaurant OTAGO / SOUTHLAND• A bike repair service. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 79
  • 80. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONTAKARO TRAILS NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSCYCLE TOURS CANTERBURY NORTHLAND‘Takaro’, the Maori word for play, and there’s no better way to Contact Details:describe the exciting cycling experience awaiting you in Hawke’s WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Jenny RyanBay, the cycling capital of New Zealand! Phone: +64 6 836 5385 WEST COASTTakaro Trails, where good times go hand in hand with cycling, Address: 14 Hill Rd, Bay View, Napier 4104 Email: jenny@takarotrails.co.nzscenery and invigorating experiences. We provide a fun and Website: www.takarotrails.co.nzhealthy holiday for experienced cyclists or first-timers alike.In association with our many local attractions, excellentaccommodation and acclaimed wine and food, Takaro Trails brings CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDyou a truly unique cycling experience, whether it be for one day, or OTAGO / SOUTHLANDfive fabulous days riding our popular ‘Diverse Hawke’s Bay’ tour. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 80
  • 81. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONSELF GUIDED CYCLE TOURS PRICING DETAILS:Choose the self-guided cycle tour that suits you best. Our day tour options Retail Price: Day tours from $55 per adultinclude riding around the famous wineries of the Gimblett Gravels appellation 3 Day tour from $549 per adultor along our spectacular Rotary Pathways for truly scenic, ‘off road’ cycling 5 Day tour from $879.00 per adultexperiences. Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiesOur three day ‘Hawke’s Bay Highlights’ tour showcases our stunning coastal NELSON / TASMAN Duration: Options from 5 hours to 5 dayspathways, the villages of Ahuriri and Havelock North, wineries of the Gimblett CONTENTS Group Size: Minimum 2 and maximum 30 per groupGravels appellation and the rolling farmland and orchards of the region. Ridingdistances average 40–50 km per day on off road paths, combined with country Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST.roads, to showcase the ‘best of the Bay’.Different route options are suggested depending on your level of fitness and MEDIA ANGLEconfidence on a bike so there really is ‘something for everyone’ on this tour. Hawke’s Bay boasts 70kms of wonderful, off road, concrete and limestoneOur five day tour is for those with some degree of cycling fitness. The route Rotary Pathway for the exclusive use of cyclists and walkers. With an additionalventures south to historic Central Hawke’s Bay for a truly diverse cycling CANTERBURY 60kms of pathway currently under construction thanks to funding from the NORTHLANDexperience. National Cycleway scheme, Hawke’s Bay really can claim some of the bestBeginning with a gentle ride from Bay View to Havelock North along our coastal cycling in New Zealand. Combined with the great climate, renowned cuisine, fineRotary Pathway you then leave the sophistication of Ahuriri and Havelock North wine and many local attractions, Hawke’s Bays pathways make for a truly uniquefor the quaintness of Waipawa, New Zealands oldest inland town. experience for cyclists of all ability levels.You’ll experience some fabulous riding in the Tuki Tuki Valley on day two beforeenjoying the remote, undulating countryside of the Raukawa valley enroute to WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYHastings on day three. WEST COASTOn day four you explore the wineries of the Gimblett Gravels before your finalday’s ride from Taradale to Bay View to complete your adventure. This tour is anexciting and memorable addition to New Zealand’s fine ‘active holidays’ portfolio.Tours include hire of bikes, helmets, locks, panniers and tool kits. You’ll beprovided with detailed route and riding instructions and back up is available ifneeded. CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDOur three and five day tours also include accommodation, continental breakfast, OTAGO / SOUTHLANDdaily bag moving and a souvenir hi-vis riding vest. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 81
  • 82. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS CANTERBURY NORTHLAND STATUS: SECTIONS OPENNELSON % COMPLETED: 36% GRADE: EASY & INTERMEDIATE DURATION: 4 DAYS (TASMAN LOOP) 175KM WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY 1 DAY (DUN MOUNTAIN) 43KMTASMAN TRAILS WEST COAST TRAIL SITE: http://www.eda.co.nz/nelson- cycle-trail-trust i-SITE INFO: http://www.i-site.org.nz/nelson- tasman-marlborough “ “Where else can you leave downtownWhere else can you leave downtown on your bike and be on an unspoiled on your bike and be on an unspoiledalpine trail within an hour? From Nelson’s mountains to its beautiful alpine trail within an hour? We CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND have the best weather for cycling,beaches, riding trails will appeal to a wide cross section of cyclists OTAGO / SOUTHLAND magnificent countryside to explore andand day trippers. Close to iconic attractions such as the internationally- a community that gets what cycling’srenowned Abel Tasman National Park and with its long sunshine hours all about.”and vibrant arts, food and wine communities, the Nelson/Tasman region Aldo Miccio - NELSON CITY COUNCIL MAYORis an outstanding cycling destination. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 82
  • 83. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONTASMAN LOOP TRAIL The trail’s emergence onto the mountaintops near Windy Point and the SaddleStarting at Richmond, the trail offers panoramic coastal views over Tasman Bay, offers fantastic views of Tasman Bay. The descent into the Maitai is steeperWaimea Estuary, and the Western Ranges, including Mt Arthur, Mt Owen and than the climb up from Nelson, but with most of the track due to be upgradedthe Crusaders. to Grade 3 by October, it will be suitable for most riders. The last section is a combination of four-wheel drive and single-track that zig-zags down into theRiders pass over boardwalks along the edge of the Waimea Estuary; home to a Maitai Valley, connecting to the quiet dam-access road back into Nelson.range of internationally significant bird species, including the white heron. NELSON / TASMAN BEST TIME TO RIDE CONTENTSFrom here the trail crosses to beautiful Rabbit Island with its 13 km of beachand pine forests, where riders can take a boat trip across to Mapua wharf to The Nelson/Tasman region regularly celebrates the highest sunshine hours inenjoy cottage industry shops, cafes and restaurants. The route north-west from New Zealand, making this trail a comfortable to ride throughout the year.Mapua leads to the town of Motueka, surrounded by award winning wineries. GETTING THEREThen it’s on to pretty Riwaka, the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park. Fly direct to Nelson Airport where riders can hire a bike on the spot and start offThe southern trail section passes down quiet back roads along the Motueka on Nelson’s shared pathways, leading directly south for the Tasman Loop TrailRiver’s west bank, emerging into a landscape of sheltered valleys surrounded by or directly east, up the Brook or Maitai Valley to the circular Dun Mountain Trail.forest and glacial mountains. At Tapawera, cyclists will begin a 56 km ride along CANTERBURY State Highway 6 also provides easy access by car. NORTHLANDan abandoned railway corridor, past historic tobacco-drying kilns on to Kohatu Trail partners: Nelson Cycle Trails Trust, Nelson City Council, Tasman DistrictJunction. Riders are advised to bring a torch, as moving further north they will Council, Regional Economic Development Agency, Nelson Airport, Nelsonpass through New Zealand’s longest decommissioned Spooner rail tunnel, Tasman Tourism, and The New Zealand Cycle Trail project.a gentle curve of 1.384km emerging just south of Belgrove. The trail passesthrough Wakefield, which rounds off the 175km journey back into Richmond. RELATED LINKSDUN MOUNTAIN TRAIL http://www.nelsonnz.com/things-to-do-see/activities-adventure/mountain-biking- WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY cycle-touringThe 43km Dun Mountain Trail is a copper mine epic ride which begins and ends WEST COASTin Nelson suburb The Brook, following the route of New Zealand’s first railway(1862) as it winds through forest before crossing an alpine mineral belt anddescending past the Maitai Dam, down the Maitai River and back into Nelson.An excellent one-day ride, the full trail route is currently open for use byexperienced mountain bikers, but will be upgraded to an intermediate levelbefore the trail’s official opening in October 2011. In the meantime, riderswanting a more intermediate level ride can chose the option of an intermediate CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND(grade 2-3) return trip to either the Cooper Mine Saddle or Third House.Early sections give glimpses of the Waimea plains to the south and west. Moreextensive views can be enjoyed back across Nelson and beyond to Tasman Bayand Abel Tasman National Park. Third House is a good place to pause for a breakand a chance to listen to bellbirds, or be entertained by ever-inquisitive wekas. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 83
  • 84. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMANBIKING NELSON CONTENTS CANTERBURY NORTHLANDBiking Nelson offers a personalised mountain biking experience Contact Details:in one of New Zealand’s premier cycling destinations. We are WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Biking Nelsonproudly New Zealand owned and a locally operated business. Phone: 0800 - 2BIKE2 (224532) WEST COASTWe offer customers over 50 years combined riding experience, Address: 39 Scotia Street, Nelson 7011.enabling us to cater for all ages and abilities. All of our skilled and Email: info@bikingnelson.co.nzinformative guides are Kiwi locals and are fully trained to give you Web: www.bikingnelson.co.nzthe experience of a life time. Cycling is an environmentally friendlyactivity and we strive to maintain our low carbon footprint whilstoffering our customers a chance to lower theirs. Biking Nelson’s CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDguides are involved with local trail building activities, giving themexpert knowledge of the many trails in our beautiful region. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 84
  • 85. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONCOPPERMINE EXPERIENCE PRICING DETAILS:Billed as one of New Zealand’s premier trails this unique ride offers so much Retail price: Luxury Stay and Play package from $450 (2 night’sso quickly. The Coppermine track takes you from the vibrant city centre of bed & breakfast accommodation) per person.Nelson and immerses the rider in a trail steeped in New Zealand’s history. Comfort Stay and Play package from $300 (2 night’sClimbing is gentle and scenic, exposing the riders to stunning vistas over Nelson backpackers accommodation) per person. Share twin.and Tasman Bay. Easing up the historic Dun Mountain railway, built in 1862 NELSON / TASMANfor horse drawn trains to service the copper and chromite mine’s, riders will All prices include mountain bike hire and guide. CONTENTSexperience a variety of flora and fauna, traversing through pine forestry, native Other ride options are available on request.bush, and the unique tundra of the mineral belt at Coppermine saddle. This Spa treatments, etc, also available on request.section of the trail has a true alpine feel as it rises to 980 metres. Remnants of Commission rate: 20% to wholesale travel companieshistoric mining are identified by our experienced staff, however the area appears Duration: Allow 4 – 6 hourspristine and almost untouched due to the short lived and highly manual natureof the mining. From the Saddle a stunning descent delivers the rider down to Group sizes: 1 – 6 peopleSolander creek. A ponga fringed, flowing single track follows the creek crossing, exiting at the Maitai Dam. The gentle return to town allows for reflection and CANTERBURY NORTHLAND MEDIA ANGLEfurther insight into future riding possibilities within the region. Riders return back The Coppermine experience takes in the historic Dun Mountain railway. Theto the city centre, having conquered the Coppermine experience. Time for a well Dun was New Zealand’s first railway, built in 1862, that paved the way for Newearned refreshment. Zealand’s rail network. It is only fitting that this iconic trail now paves the way forPHYSICAL EXPECTATIONS the New Zealand Cycle Trail Network. The trail takes riders to the terminus ofThis ride is achievable by most riders with prior mountain biking experience, the railway at the site of the historic chromite and copper mining at Coppermine WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYwho have a reasonable level of fitness. Riders are required to carry clothing Saddle in Nelson’s unique mineral belt. A truly unique and memorable outingsuitable for variable alpine conditions and sufficient snacks to maintain energy that is achievable by most riders. WEST COASTlevels. Various options exist within the region and our staff can customise allrides to the ability of the rider; rides of lesser and higher extremes are available.Allow 4-6hrs to complete the Coppermine experience. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 85
  • 86. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONFLYING KIWI NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSADVENTURES CANTERBURY NORTHLANDFlying Kiwi is perfect for cyclists who want to experience the Contact Details:outdoor beauty and excitement of New Zealand. All trips provide WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Dennis Christiangreat flexibility and unbeatable value – enabling clients to choose Phone: +64 3 547 0171 WEST COASTfrom a range of excellent bike rides, outstanding hikes and Address: 4B Forests Road, PO Box 680, Nelson, New Zealandexhilarating adventure activities everyday. Email: dennis@flyingkiwi.com Website: http://www.flyingkiwi.comMeals, accommodation and transport are all included and thereare options to hire bikes or bring your own. The trips are suitablefor all fitness levels and appeal to a wide range of age groups andnationalities. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDTrips range from 3-27 days, cover both islands and with options totake extended breaks, there’s something for everyone. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 86
  • 87. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONREVERSE TRAVERSE MEDIA ANGLESoak up the best of New Zealand on this great journey from South to North. Flying Kiwi was NZ’s top rated budget operator in National Geographic’s “BestThis trip takes in some of the most diverse and dramatic scenery in the World. Adventure Travel Companies on Earth” in the following categories; biking, hiking,You will visit the best National Parks, exploring glaciers, fiords, golden beaches, multisport, nature/wildlife and cultural encounters.turquoise waters, rugged coastlines and dramatic mountain formations. Add in The company was also the only NZ operator to be listed in this year’s Worlda superb selection of activities, hikes and bike rides and you have the perfect Travel Awards NELSON / TASMANrecipe for the trip of a lifetime. CONTENTSThe trip also provides the chance to soak up true kiwi culture with an overnightstay in a Marae and a traditional Hangi included.There are a range of excellent bike ride options integrated into the trip and alsothe chance to tackle some of New Zealand’s recently launched “great rides”.These include the Queenstown trail, the Westland Wilderness trail, the Old Ghostroad and the Nelson/Tasman trails.There are a range of optional activities available on this trip including: CANTERBURY NORTHLANDExcellent hikes (for all levels), dolphin swimming, sailing, sea kayaking,sandboarding, skydiving, bungy jumping, white and black water rafting,paragliding, horse riding, glacier hiking or Heli hiking.The trip visits many of the most spectacular spots in New Zealand including:Paparoa National Park, stunning Bay of Islands, cruise the Marlborough Sounds, WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYadrenalin rush of Queenstown, chilling Glaciers, picturesque Abel TasmanNational Park, amazing Waitomo Caves, real Lord of the Rings country, the lush WEST COASTvineyards and hilly pastures of Picton and Marlborough and many other culturaland historical treasuresPRICING DETAILS: Retail Price: Queenstown to Auckland (14 days) > $NZ1984 Christchurch to Auckland (15 days) > $NZ2094 Bike Hire: $NZ200 per adult CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies Duration: 14 or 15 days Group Size: Minimum group size 30 with 2 guides Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 87
  • 88. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONNELSON NELSON / TASMANCYCLE CONTENTSHIRE LTD CANTERBURY NORTHLANDNelson Cycle Hire’s mission is to serve the discerning traveller. Contact Details:These are the people who want to be able to make independent WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Sean Trengrove, John Gardner, Steve Waringchoices when they come to enjoy Nelson’s many and varied Phone: +64 3 539 4193 WEST COASTcharms. It is not only about the bike! - your cycle is the platform Address: Helicopters NZ Building, Nelson Airport, PO Box 272, Nelson 7040that will take you to the places that you want to go and allow you to Email: info@nelsoncyclehire.co.nzaccess those activities you choose to get pleasure from. Website: www.nelsoncyclehire.co.nz CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 88
  • 89. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONNELSON CYCLE HIRE LTD MEDIA ANGLENelson Cycle Hire can provide everything you will need for safe enjoyable trail The Nelson Tasman region is the ideal place to experience ‘slow tourism’. Slowriding in the Nelson/Tasman region. tourism is about enjoying a local perspective of a destination. This is gainedOur cycles offer comfort no matter what the terrain. Avanti, a New Zealand based by taking time to explore the sights and places of interest, meet people andcompany, are our chosen cycle suppliers. sample the food and hospitality on offer. What better way to embrace this than by bicycle? NELSON / TASMANThese cycles are “bullet proof”, have comfort features for on or easy off road CONTENTSriding including an upright riding position and a soft saddle. They are equippedwith front fork suspension, and come in a range of sizes.Features:• Front Suspension• Kenda Endurance Tyres• 21 speed• Suspension Comfort Seats CANTERBURY NORTHLAND• Mudguards• Side stands• Bottle Cages• Repair Kits• Pumps• Combo Lock Cables WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY• 30 Litre Paniers (Optional) WEST COAST• All cycle hires include an approved Cycle HelmetPRICING DETAILS: Retail Price Per Day: 1 Day 2-3 Days 4 Days Cycle $48.00 $36.00 $30.00 Panniers $9.00 $6.00 $4.80 CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Duration: Single and multi day hires available Group Size: Early advice needed for groups with more than 20 people Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 89
  • 90. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMANSIMPLY WILD CONTENTS CANTERBURY NORTHLANDSimply Wild offers travellers to the Nelson region an exclusive Contact Details:menu of inspiring and energising travel and adventure experiences WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Rob Douglasthat can be fully personalised by our experienced guides to suit Phone: +64 3 548 8500 WEST COASTtheir interests and needs. Address: PO Box 161, Nelson, 7040 Email: info@simplywild.co.nzSimply Wild has created trips through the Abel Tasman and Web: www.simplywild.co.nzKahurangi National Parks which combine scenery, culture andadventure for couples, families and small private or corporategroups who wish to have a private and unique experience. Our1-4 day Journeys at the Edge experiences offer some the world’s CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDbest multiactivity sport adventures combining mountain bikingwith hiking and walking, sea kayaking, sailing, scenic plane andhelicopter flights and wilderness helirafting. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 90
  • 91. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIOND UN MOUNTAIN HELI - BIKE PRICING DETAILS:This classic hike and mountain bike trip provides enjoyable wilderness Retail price: From $640 per personadventure only minutes from Nelson. This was New Zealand’s first Commission rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiesrailway built to service a chromite mine. Travel by 4WD to the helicopter Duration: Allow 3 – 5 hourslanding site then enjoy a scenic flight up to Dun Saddle at 960 metres Group sizes: 2 – 10 people NELSON / TASMANon the edge of the Mount Richmond Forest Park. From the exposed and Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. CONTENTSlunar like alpine terrain of Dun Saddle, we gain stunning views of theforest and west to Tasman Bay. Enjoy a short walk through the curiousvegetation of the mineral belt to Coppermine Saddle, site of a chromite MEDIA ANGLEmine in the 1860’s, where our full suspension mountain bikes await The Dun Mountain trail makes use of New Zealand’s first railway, built toand we start our downhill ride. The trail winds gradually down toward service a chromite mine in the 1860s. The helicopter ride to the start ofNelson, eventually passing through pine forest, with excellent views of the trail means that the majority of the ride is downhill offering excellentNelson and Tasman Bay, before finishing on a single track alongside views of Nelson and Tasman Bay. Due to the gentle downhill gradient thethe Maitai River. CANTERBURY NORTHLAND mountain biking is easy.P HYSICAL E XPECTATIONSThe walk and ride are accessible to most people who are used towilderness walks, and who have basic ability on a bike. The walk is analpine walk rather than a gentle graded track, but it is not difficult. Theride involves some walking over streams or gullies spread out over the WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYfirst half an hour, depending on your ability as a rider. When the track WEST COASTopens out it is easily ridden by all riders. The ride is graded a one interms of difficulty out of a possible six, (6 being difficult). Despite thefact it is not technically difficult, experienced riders will thoroughlyenjoy it as well. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 91
  • 92. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONTHE GENTLE NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSCYCLINGCOMPANY CANTERBURY NORTHLANDThe Gentle Cycling Company specialises in boutique cycling Contact Details:experiences in the Nelson area. Our rides, based on and around WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Rose Griffinthe NZ Cycle Trail, combine the best of the rural landscape and Phone: +64 3 929 5652 WEST COASTheritage with delicious local food, wine and craft beer. The founder Address: 411 Nayland Rd, Nelson 7011, New Zealandof the company has a unique background in the visual arts and has Email: info@gentlecycling.co.nzdesigned routes with the eyes of an artist and the knowledge of a Website: www.gentlecycling.co.nzlocal. Cyclists will ride comfortable bikes on quiet roads and cyclepaths, with time to stop, explore, taste and savour Nelson. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND The Gentle Cycling OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Company BEAUTIFUL NELSON BIKE RIDES The Gentle Cycling 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 92
  • 93. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONPREMIUM WINE COUNTRY RIDEAfter driving from the city, this ride begins on the NZ Cycle Trail before leavingit to explore a gently rolling landscape where grapes thrive in gravel clay soils.Enjoy cycling through a landscape of seasonal colour and learn how thislandscape has inspired our artists and wine-makers. Discover a selection ofNelson wineries, from the small and homely to the architecturally sophisticated. NELSON / TASMANTaste the best of the regions aromatic wine varieties and savour a vineyard lunch CONTENTSplatter of local artisan products, while enjoying views from the mountains tothe sea. Experience some of the best of our contemporary art in a tiny vineyardgallery and visit a family-owned cottage museum to hear the stories of earlysettlement. Later, visit a pottery studio, explore the charming village and villagepub, then relax with a glass of premium wine on a sunny vineyard veranda. Thisride can be customised to include specific wineries if required. CANTERBURY NORTHLANDPRICING DETAILS: Retail Price: $280.00 per adult Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies Duration: Allow 6 hours Group Size: Minimum 2, maximum 10 WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. WEST COAST CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 93
  • 94. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONPREMIUM BEER COUNTRY RIDE MEDIA ANGLEThis personalised ride is based in the heart of the districts’ heritage hop-growing Hops have been grown in Nelson, the Craft Brewing Capital of NZ, for over 150region. Hop gardens and hop kilns add a unique character to this treasured years. This area also grows apples, olives, berries, black-currants and grapes.landscape, which is now a favoured area for artists and artisan food producers. A long association with seasonal fruit pickers has resulted in a lively ruralVisitors are transported from the city out into the countryside to start the ride. community full of flavour and history. The rural architecture - packing sheds, Cyclists will stop along the way to hear the stories of the area and enjoy roadside workers cottages, wineries and heritage hop kilns is another feature of this NELSON / TASMANviews of historic kilns, Victorian farmhouses and rambling gardens. Walk among landscape. The Gentle Cycling Company was the originator of NZ’s first beer CONTENTSthe vines of a private hop garden and see how hops are dried in a working country cycle ride.hop kiln. Meet the locals and savour local craft beers in NZ’s oldest pub whileenjoying a tasting lunch platter. Explore the peaceful village, with its’ historicchurchyard and country store, visit a craft studio and relax under oak treesplanted by German settlers 150 years ago. The day includes a tour and tastingat a family-owned brewery.PRICING DETAILS: CANTERBURY NORTHLAND Retail Price: $280.00 per adult; Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies Duration: Allow 6 hours Group Size: Minimum 2, maximum 10 Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY WEST COASTPHYSICAL EXPECTATIONS:Our fully escorted Premium Rides are accessible to all levels of cyclist andto non-cycling partners. The terrain is flat to gently rolling. Cyclists ride with custom-designed maps hanging from the handlebars, with the local guideproviding vehicle support and regular meeting places along the route asrequired. Each ride consists of a standard route, which can be shortened orlengthened to cater for different fitness levels. There is no cycling on major state CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDhighways. Our bikes are city style, with 7 gears, comfortable seats and a gearbox on the back. The rides are recommended for cyclists over the age of 13. Fornon-cycling partners, we provide a van-based day that includes some walkingand extra activities for a personalised rural experience. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 94
  • 95. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION“ NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSIts something I find enjoyable.Whether it is a road bike or CANTERBURY NORTHLANDmountain bike or tandem bike.I enjoy riding a bike.” WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYLance Armstrong WEST COAST CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 95
  • 96. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS CANTERBURY NORTHLANDTHE OLD GHOST STATUS: SECTIONS OPEN % COMPLETED: 20% GRADE: ADVANCED WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY DURATION: 2 - 3 DAYSROAD TRAIL TRAIL LENGTH: 80KM WEST COAST TRAIL SITE: http://www.oldghostroad.org.nz i-SITE INFO: http://www.westport.org.nz “ “Re-opening the 1860s County DrayThe Old Ghost Road Trail will resurrect a long-forgotten19th Road and exposing the long-forgottencentury gold miners’ road connecting the once-thriving town of settlements of Zalatown, Gibbstown and 8 Mile will provide the opportunityLyell with Mokihinui on the South Island’s northern West Coast. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND for visitors to learn their stories and OTAGO / SOUTHLANDStarting and finishing 45 minutes from Westport, this picturesque appreciate the endurance and hardshipstrail passes through native forest and traverses open tussock hill of life in the historic goldfields, in a unique valley setting.”country and ridges. Bob Dickson - DOC AREA MANAGER 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 96
  • 97. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBACKGROUNDER GETTING THEREThe Old Ghost Road Trail will pass through numerous ghost towns and old The Old Ghost Road starts at the Department of Conservation’s Lyellgold mining sites. Riders won’t even need to leave the trail to connect with a Campground, State Highway 6, Upper Buller Gorge. On completion in 2013 itmajor part of the West Coast’s history. Much of the heritage is lying where it will end at Seddonville, 50km north of Westport.was abandoned more than a century ago. The 80km Old Ghost Road Trail is Directions from Nelson/Murchison: Take State Highway 6; the Lyell Campgroundgenerally a grade three mountain biking trail, suitable for intermediate and is 35km/25 minutes drive beyond Murchison. NELSON / TASMANadvanced riders. The first 12km of trail from Lyell to beyond the Eight Mile Creek CONTENTS Directions from Christchurch: Take the Lewis Pass Highway. At Reefton turn rightis largely completed. Mountain bikers and trampers will find it a great day outing, onto SH69. At Inangahua Junction turn right onto SH6; Lyell campground is 15and a teaser for what’s to come. Mountain bike rental and repair services are km/10 minutes drive beyond Inangahua.available in Westport, as are all standard services expected from a rural servicecentre. The Lyell entrance is a four hour drive from Christchurch or two hours Directions from Westport: Take SH6 up the Buller Gorge. At Inangahua Junctionfrom Nelson. turn right staying on SH6; Lyell campground is 15 km/10 minutes drive beyond Inangahua.BEST TIME TO RIDE Trail partners: This trail is a joint initiative of the Mokihinui-Lyell BackcountryThe Old Ghost Road Trail can be traversed throughout the year. The section Trust and a number of project partners including the New Zealand Cycle CANTERBURY NORTHLANDbetween the Lyell Saddle and Stern Creek (yet to be built) features exposed sub- Trail Project, Development West Coast, Solid Energy New Zealand Ltd, thealpine areas and occasional winter snow, with caution advised regarding weather Department of Conservation, and the Gough Group.conditions. On average the wettest season is spring (September – November)and the most settled weather is late summer – early winter (February – June),although as throughout New Zealand, weather conditions can vary throughoutthe year. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY WEST COAST CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 97
  • 98. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONHELICOPTER NELSON / TASMANCHARTER KARAMEA CONTENTS2006 LTD CANTERBURY NORTHLANDHelicopter Charter Karamea is a fully licensed and approved Contact Details:tourism operator certified for the transportation of passengers. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Wayne and Julie PrattOwned and operated by Wayne and Julie Pratt; the company is Phone: +64 3 7826111 WEST COASTbased in Karamea, on the doorstep of Kahurangi National Park. Address: 79a Waverley Street, KarameaWith knowledge and experience gained from years of experience in Email: julie@karameahelicharter.co.nzthe area, they are well equipped to manage all of your aerial lifting Website: www.adventuresnz.co.nzand transportation requirements.To coincide with the introduction of mountain biking on theHeaphy Track and shortly on the Old Ghost Road, the helicopter CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDwill be equipped with a specially designed bike rack to enabletransportation of passengers and mountain bikes. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 98
  • 99. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONTHE OLD GHOST ROADHelicopter Charter Karamea is proud to be a sponsor of the Old Ghost RoadTrail linking the historic Lyell settlement site in the Upper Buller Gorge with theequally interesting and historically important township of Seddonville via the LyellValley, Lyle Saddle and Mokihinui Valley.The Old Ghost Road will be a spectacular mountain biking track that will NELSON / TASMANencompass high mountain passes, rugged tussock covered hillsides and CONTENTSgorgeous rivers.The creation of this facility will enable increased access and enjoyment of theprovince of Buller and the Kahurangi National Park and its surrounds.PRICING DETAILS: Retail Price: POA CANTERBURY NORTHLAND Group Size: The helicopter comfortably seats three passengers and three mountain bikes. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY WEST COAST CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 99
  • 100. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS CANTERBURY NORTHLAND STATUS: PLANNED % COMPLETED: 25% GRADE: EASYWESTLAND DURATION: 4 DAYS TRAIL LENGTH: 120KM WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY TRAIL SITE: http://www.westlanddc.govt.WILDERNESS TRAIL nz/index.cfm/1,549,0,0,html/Westland- WEST COAST Wilderness-Trail i-SITE INFO: http://www.hokitika.org/visitor- information/ “This four day cycle adventure will offer a dramatic scenic ride “Westland has one highway running itsthrough dense rainforest, past glacial rivers and lakes and through coastal length, State Highway 6. Lonelywetlands, all the way from the snow-capped Southern Alps to the Planet voted it “One of the Top 10 Drives in the World” in 2007. The Westland CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDocean. The 120km Westland Wilderness Trail will start in Greymouth OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Wilderness Trail traverses the sameand run along the coast, turning inland to follow an historic tramway landscape, but mostly off-road. It’s anto Kumara. From here it will pass through rainforest to Milltown in the even better experience”. John Dunn - NEW ZEALAND CYCLE TRAILArahura Valley before following the Arahura River to Lake Kaniere; PROGRAMME MANAGERand on to Hokitika and Ross. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 100
  • 101. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBACKGROUNDER GETTING THEREIn the midst of the Southern Alps West Coast along the Great Alpine Fault lie a State Highway 6 connects the West Coast from Nelson, through Westport,series of tracks carved by pioneering gold rush miners. Today these old tracks, Greymouth, and Hokitika onto the Glaciers and through the Haast Pass to Otago.together with extensive water races, logging tramways and later, short railway State Highway 7 through the Lewis Pass and State Highway 73 through thelines, combine to form the Westland Wilderness Trail. Arthurs Pass provide the east/west routes through the Southern Alps. By roadThis four day cycle adventure will offer a dramatic scenic ride through dense it is just 3 hours to Christchurch Airport. Toll Holdings operate the Midland line NELSON / TASMANrainforest, past glacial rivers and lakes and through wetlands, all the way from with the world famous TranzAlpine Express train to Lyttleton. Air, bus and rental CONTENTSthe snow-capped Southern Alps to the ocean. car transportation are also widely available.The trail will start at Greymouth, the West Coast’s major commercial centre. RELATED LINKSGreymouth provides a full range of accommodation, services and adventure http://www.greydistrict.co.nz/visitor_information/tours as does Hokitika, which the ride next passes through. The historicvillages of Kumara, Milltown, Kaniere, Ruatapu and Ross provide opportunitiesto meet the locals with a good selection of existing accommodation at the endof each day. CANTERBURY NORTHLANDThe route will be an easy grade one ride, catering for all levels of riding abilityincluding families. It will offer multiple access points for location-based cyclists,with day rides from four urban centres.Attractions and experiences along the trail include gold panning, paddle boatcruising, rafting, dolphin watching, jade, gold, wood and bone carving studios,as well as the chance to view unique sculpture, ruby rock, glass blowing and the WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYwork of local potters. WEST COASTBEST TIME TO RIDEThe best time to ride Westland Wilderness trail is Summer and Autumn, howeverthere can be long fine periods over the winter months. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 101
  • 102. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONAWATUNA NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSHOMESTEAD CANTERBURY NORTHLANDAwatuna Homestead is a partnership of Hemi & Pauline Te Rakau Contact Details:being equal partners, 50% shareholding. Established in 2000 as a WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Hemi & Pauline Te Rakauhosted luxury B&B, we aimed at the international traveler. We are a Phone: +64 03 755 6834 WEST COASTQualmark-awarded Four-Star-Plus & Silver Environmental Awarded Address: 9 Stafford Road, Awatuna RD 2, Hokitika, 7882property. Our market is the upper end of the visiting travelling Email: rest@awatunahomestead.co.nzpublic. Our guests are from Holland, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Website: www.awatunahomestead.co.nzUK & USA. We offer top quality meals, accommodation & culturalStory-telling in an historic setting of 1860 Waimea Goldfields. Weare included in the West Coast leg of the NZ Cycle Trail. We offer CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDpick-up/drop-off to users of the trail. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 102
  • 103. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONAWATUNA HOMESTEAD - CLASSIC COUNTRY ACCOMMODATION MEDIA ANGLEA family home since 1874, Awatuna Homestead is situated on the seacoast Awatuna Homestead is situated mid-way between Greymouth and Hokitika onbetween Greymouth and Hokitika offering an eco-friendly, relaxed luxury the coastal highway, close to the Greymouth/Hokitika section of the Westlandaccommodation. The main Homestead driveway and entrance has retained Wilderness Trail. Pick-up/ drop-off service to cycleway, easy distance tothe only remaining section of the original horse-coach road from Greymouth to attractions, At Awatuna Homestead hear European Goldfields History or, if youHokitika via the Waimea Goldfields and is still in daily use. Cycle trail riders can wish, enjoy a Maori oral storytelling cultural experience set in Classic Country NELSON / TASMANbe catered for by a pick-up and delivery service to and from the proposed new Accommodation with the luxury of great dining. A superb, colonial Qualmark CONTENTSGreymouth/Hokitika sections of the Westland Wilderness Trail. When staying at Four-Star-Plus and Environmental Silver Awards Homestead, this hosted B&Bthe Homestead, enjoy a relaxing wine or beer whilst soaking in the hot tub after offers full dining or Al Fresco menus.a grand day’s cycle touring. After enjoying the muscle-relaxing soak, if you wish,listen to Mäori cultural storytelling of the family histories and connections to thearea with Hëmi, followed by a delicious evening dinner of classic country fare,prepared and cooked at the Homestead by Pauline. An Al Fresco Dining optionis always available for those who desire a lighter meal. At evening’s end makeyour way to your ensuite bedrooms and sink into the luxurious warmth and CANTERBURY NORTHLANDcomfort of fabulous beds for a great night’s sleep. Wake up feeling refreshed toenjoy a breakfast of homemade muesli, fruit, organic yoghurt, fresh-baked breadand fresh eggs from the Homestead chickens. Vintage cars, outdoor hot tub andextensive gardens compliment your special experience. Combine the expertiseof an organic gardener, who grows and cooks her own produce with a Maorienvironmentalist and you have Awatuna Homestead. Being only 2 hrs drive from WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYthe Glaciers, 2 hrs from Punakaiki Rocks and 3.5 hrs from Christchurch, youcan base yourselves at the Homestead for a few days and take relaxing short day WEST COASTtrips to the interesting and exciting places on the West Coast.PRICING DETAILS: Retail Price: $290 to $370 dble, $260 to $330 single (dependant on room choice. Prices on enquiry for family groups. Self-catering or B&B Apartment (5 persons) available CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies Duration: B&B Overnight stay Group Size: Maximum – 10 persons Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 103
  • 104. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONWEST COAST NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSRAIL TRAIL CANTERBURY NORTHLANDThe West Coast Rail Trail is operated by the Wild West Adventure Contact Details:Company Ltd which has been providing quality tourism products for WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Paul Schrammthe wholesale travel industry for 26 years. You will be partnering Phone: +64 3 768 6649 WEST COASTwith a flexible, multi activity qualmarked company that has the Address: 8 Whall Street, Greymouth 7805 NZability to provide guests with exactly what they prefer on the day. Email: res@westcoastrailtrail.comNo matter what they booked! Website: www.westcoastrailtrail.comThe West Coast Rail Trail is about meeting local people, artisans,cuisine and experiences and joining them together with a bike. TheFlat Trail reveals NZ’s most stunning scenery (it’s the West Coast CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDafter all!) and can be enjoyed by anyone. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 104
  • 105. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONWEST COAST RAIL TRAIL: HALF OR FULL DAY TOURIt’s not about the bike! But you’ll see and do more taking a ride on the flat and smooth trails, with our comfort bikes. There’s mirror lakes, alpine views,rainforests, a penguin colony (seasonal). Cafes, bars, fishing, local artisans tosee on the way along with a varied selection of activities. Your audio-guide willintroduce you to the historical characters of the area and lead you on a tour of NELSON / TASMANdiscovery among the gold and gemstones the place is famous for. Listen to some CONTENTSMaori Legends and see sites haunted by the deeds of rogues and rascals bothliving and dead!You’ll Surprise yourself enjoying an easy nature ride with no pain, puffing orsweat!Freedom Option: We provide comfort cycles, helmets, audio guide, and a trailmap from our Trail Base in Greymouth. Your map details points of interest andactivities along the way which you do self guided at your own pace, returning CANTERBURYyour bike back to the Trail Base. NORTHLANDGuided Option: As above plus a guide will be with you to show the way andprovide you with their local knowledge.Supported Freedom Option: We meet you with your luggage and/or vehicle at yourexit point on the trail or we will collect you from the exit point and return you toGreymouth. (saves you from cycling back) WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYSupported & Guided Option: Luggage/vehicle transfer or collect you from exit point WEST COASTplus a guide will be with you to show the way and provide you with their localknowledge.PRICING DETAILS: Retail Price: Freedom Guided Supported Freedom Supported Guided Per person 4 hours: $80 (WCRTF4) $148 (WCRTG4) $208 (WCRTSF4) $276 (WCRTSG4) CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND 8 hours: $95 (WCRTF8) $225 (WCRTG8) $225 (WCRTSF8) $325 (WCRTSG8) OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies Duration: 4 hours; Starts 0830 & 1330 8 hours; Starts 0830 Group Size: Freedom Options no limits, Guided Option minimum 2 pax Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 105
  • 106. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONWEST COAST RAIL TRAIL OVERNIGHT PACKAGE TOUR Supported Freedom Option: as above + satellite phone and we meet you with yourYou’ll see a lot more on the overnight packages and it’s still not about the bike! But luggage and/or vehicle at your exit point on the trail or we will collect you fromyou’ll get into more virgin rainforest and Alpine Mirror Lakes while still on the flat the exit point and return you to Greymouth. (saves you from cycling back)and smooth bush tram trails with our comfort bikes. Boutique accommodation, Supported & Guided Option: Satellite phone + Luggage/vehicle transfer or collectcafes, bars, fishing, local artisans to see on the way along with a varied selection you from exit point plus a guide will be with you to show the way and provide youof activities. Your audio-guide will introduce you to the historical characters of the with their local knowledge. NELSON / TASMANarea and lead you on a tour of discovery among the gold and gemstones the place Accommodation Choices: CONTENTSis famous for. Listen to some Maori Legends and see sites haunted by the deedsof rogues and rascals both living and dead! There are opportunities to add more Hostel(H): Share bunkrooms and single sex bathroomschallenging sections to your trail if you choose. You’ll Surprise yourself enjoying an Quality(Q): 3+ star motel, hosted B&B or non hosted cottageeasy nature ride with no pain, puffing or sweat! Superior(S): LodgeOvernight packages have comfort cycles, audio guide, accommodation, luggage,and car transfer to your trail exit point or we bring you back to Greymouth. MEDIA ANGLE The West Coast Rail Trail’s 7 Historic, flat, rail and bush tram lines have a variety Freedom Option: We provide comfort cycles, helmets, audio guide, and a trail of visitor experiences along them. Joining these with a bike enables the West CANTERBURY NORTHLANDmap from our Trail Base in Greymouth. Your map details points of interest and Coast to provide visitors a relaxed social day with activities selected on the wayactivities along the way which you do self guided at your own pace, returning suitable for all abilities.your bike back to the Trail Base. The trail has spectacular contrasting geographic features set betweenGuided Option: As above plus a guide will be with you to show the way and cosmopolitan towns providing all services. Its friendly pioneering locals welcomeprovide you with their local knowledge. visitors into their lifestyles. Visitors can also enjoy the Wildfoods Cuisine & beers we are famous for. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY PRICING DETAILS: WEST COAST Retail Price: pp Freedom Guided Supported Freedom Supported Guided Hostel: $340 (WCRTF2D) $520 (WCRTG2D) $478 (WCRTSF2D) $620 (WCRTSG2D) Quality: $441 (WCRTF2D) $621 (WCRTG2D) $571 (WCRTSF2D) $721 (WCRTSG2D) Superior: $562 (WCRTF2D) $742 (WCRTG2D) $692 (WCRTSF2D) $842 (WCRTSG2D) Packages from Christchurch return on the Tranz Alpine Train Add $280 per person. When booking specify tour code and accommodation type. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Duration: From Greymouth return to Greymouth start 1330 day 1 and finish 1200 day 2 From Christchurch return to Christchurch via the Tranz Alpine Train start 0815 day 1 and finish 1810 day 2 Group Size: Minimum 2 pax, no maximum Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 106
  • 107. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION“When man invented the bicycle, he NELSON / TASMANreached the peak of his attainments. CONTENTSHere was a machine of precision andbalance for the convenience of man. And(unlike subsequent inventions for man’s CANTERBURY NORTHLANDconvenience) the more he used it, thefitter his body became. Here, for oncewas a product of man’s brain that was WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY WEST COASTentirely beneficial to those who used it,and of no harm or irritation to others.”Elizabeth West CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 107
  • 108. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS CANTERBURY NORTHLANDST JAMES WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYCYCLE TRAIL WEST COAST STATUS: OPEN AND IN USE GRADE: ADVANCEDHAMNER SPRINGS DURATION: 1-2 DAYS TOTAL LENGTH: 64KM “The St James Cycle Trail offers beautiful scenery with a mix of trail standards, CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDdown spectacular river valleys, past high-country lakes, through beech forest This is a real tourism asset and I have no doubt it will draw thousands of cyclists aand grassland valleys. The trail starts and finishes at the Maling Pass and St year. The landscape is stunning.”James Homestead entrances, which are 25km apart along Tophouse Road. It is Kate Wilkinson - MINISTER OF CONSERVATIONrecommended to start at the Maling Pass entrance as this offers more downhillriding and the predominant wind blows down the valley behind riders. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 108
  • 109. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBACKGROUNDER For less experienced riders, there is a more comfortable day ride nearby, whereThe St James Cycle Trail passes through the iconic backcountry of St James cyclists can ride to Lake Guyon and return. There is also the option of taking aConservation Area, near the tourist town of Hanmer Springs. 4WD vehicles (and bikes) over Maling Pass as far as the Waiau River, riding a 7km section of purpose- built track there and back.The trail offers stunning scenery with a mix of trail standards, down spectacularriver valleys, past high-country lakes, through beech forest and grassland valleys. PLAN AND PREPARE: YOUR SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITYOpened in November 2010, the 64km trail starts by Lake Tennyson and runs over NELSON / TASMAN Anyone wanting to ride the trail in winter will have to be prepared for snow andan alpine crossing which climbs 200m up the St James Range (1300m) and down CONTENTS ice. While access into St James is relatively easy, this remains a remote back-through mountainous river valleys. The highest point on the trail is Maling Pass country area. There is no cell phone coverage. Before your trip ensure you have:(1308m), between the Clarence and Waiau river valleys, while the southern end of • Checked the latest weather forecast the trail exits the Waiau Valley via Charlies Saddle (754m). • Left your intentions and route with someone The trail takes 1–2 days depending on levels of fitness, please note that riderswill need to be reasonably fit and experienced to undertake the full trail. The first • A PLB (personal locator beacon) or mountain radio section from Maling Pass to Lake Guyon is intermediate grade, with steep slopes • Enough warm and waterproof clothing to spend the night out if you have to.and rough terrain. After that the track becomes increasingly difficult and remote • Enough food and water CANTERBURY NORTHLAND– requiring river crossings and bike carrying in places; suitable for experiencedcyclists only. Experienced mountain bikers are expected to complete the full trail AVALANCHESin roughly ten hours. Avalanches can occur every year when there is snow in the mountains. Most occur during winter storms or in spring/early summer, when warmerBEST TIME TO RIDE temperatures or rain make the snow unstable. Even if you can not see snowThe best time to ride the trail is in late spring to view alpine flowers. The trail will from the track there may be enough snow out of sight on upper slopes toalso appeal from summer through to mid autumn when riders can experience WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY form an avalanche that could reach the trail. Maling Pass can be affected byrich contrasting colours on long evenings, all with superb mountain backdrops, avalanches when there is more than one metre of snow on the trail. WEST COASTcrystal-clear waters and even an opportunity to ride past managed, but free-ranging horses. Hanmer Springs offers cycle hire and the town is an excellent RELATED LINKSlocation to rest weary legs in thermal pools while also enjoying a full range of Printable map Map of St James Conservation Area (PDF, 198 K) (http://www.quality accommodation and cafes. doc.govt.nz/upload/documents/parks-and-recreation/places-to-visit/canterbury/ waimakariri/map-st-james-conservation-area.pdf)GETTING THEREThe trail starts and finishes at Tophouse Road. From Hanmer Springs takeClarence Valley Road over Jacks Pass to connect with Tophouse Road (13km CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDfrom Hanmer Springs). This road follows the eastern boundary of St JamesConservation Area as far as Lake Tennyson. Some sections are also open to4WD vehicles and horse-riders. Please respect other users and follow the codeof conduct for shared-use tracks. There are three huts along the way, as well asnumerous camping spots, providing a chance to make a weekend of it. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 109
  • 110. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONHANMER NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSADVENTUREOPERATED BY ACTIVITY HANMER 2011 LTD CANTERBURY NORTHLANDHanmer Adventure offers an experience of a lifetime to cycle and hike Contact Details:in one of New Zealand’s natural un-spoilt landscapes, the St James, WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Ross Carter90 minutes North of Christchurch. Our starting point is the small alpine Phone: +64 315 7233 WEST COASTvillage of Hanmer Springs, world famous for therapeutic thermal pools, Address: 20 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs, 7334exotic forests, and adventure playground and is the gateway to the Email: ross@hanmeradventure.co.nzSt James Conservation Park. The St James Conservation Park covers Website: www.hanmeradventure.co.nz78 thousand hectares of Native Beech/Tawhai forest, alpine tussocklands, and crystal clear rivers, high country lakes and majesticmountains. Used by the Maori who travelled between the East and CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDWest coast of the South Island in search of Pounamu (greenstone), anadventure playground for all to enjoy. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 110
  • 111. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONHanmer Adventure has specially designed mountain bike tours with a difference. MEDIA ANGLEOur friendly experienced guides will take care of all your personal needs and Hanmer Adventure offers two and three day personalised guided mountain bikeshare their love for the New Zealand great outdoors. Our two and three day tours of the St James Conservation Park. With its natural un-spoilt landscapes,guided mountain bike tours will allow you to get back to nature, breathe fresh just 90 minutes North of Christchurch. Breath fresh crisp mountain air, enjoycrisp mountain air, view spectacular high country scenery and wild animals in a fabulous menu of wild game specially prepared and indulge in the 78,000their natural habitat, fauna and flora, and explore a whole new world. hectare adventure playground at your fingertips. NELSON / TASMANOur tours will be limited to groups of six to ten people so we can provide a Whether you are into mountain biking, hiking or just enjoying the great outdoors CONTENTShigh quality personalised experience which New Zealand is renowned for. this tour is a must do, you will have the time of your life guaranteed. Book NowYou will enjoy our fabulous menu of venison, wild pork, rabbit, hare, andtrout (in season) cooked the old fashion way and billy tea. Our camp sites arehandpicked for you to enjoy a total New Zealand experience. We use high qualitymountain bikes and we stock a full range of sizes to suit everybody’s needs.We allow plenty of time for you to visit historic points of interest, view StJames’s famous wild horses, take a hike, catch a brown trout or chill out in this CANTERBURY NORTHLANDmagnificent unique area. The adventure begins here, don’t forget your camera!PRICING DETAILS: Retail Price: Two day $895.00 per person Three day $1195.00 per person WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies WEST COAST Duration: Enter time to complete activity 9am – 5pm and either 2 or 3 days Group Size: Enter minimum and / or maximum 6 – 10 Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 111
  • 112. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS CANTERBURY NORTHLANDALPS 2 OCEAN STATUS: SECTIONS OPEN WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY % COMPLETED: 82%CYCLE TRAIL GRADE: EASY WEST COAST DURATION: 6 DAYS TOTAL LENGTH: 312KM i-SITE INFO: www.mtcooknz.com “Riders on the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail will experience a wonderful “Riders on the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trailride through outstanding landscapes, from snow-capped peaks will experience a wonderful ride with outstanding landscapes, from snow-and beautiful lakes to the dry inland landscape and green pastures CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND capped peaks and beautiful lakes tocharacteristic of North Otago. This 312km trail begins in the Southern the dry inland landscape and greenAlps at Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, descends 780m through the pastures characteristic of North Otago.”Mackenzie basin, then down the Waitaki Valley to Oamaru and the John DunnPacific Ocean. The trail includes multiple access points to begin orend a ride, or to ride local sections only. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 112
  • 113. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBACKGROUNDER BEST TIME TO RIDEThe distinctive Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail showcases a unique selection of New Cyclists should time their ride for late spring to view alpine flowers including Zealand’s iconic geological, geographic and historic highlights. the indigenous Mount Cook Lily (Ranunculus lyallii) and the famous MackenzieThe full trail has eight logical stages. It is recommended that cyclists ride Basin lupins. Summer brings out the majestic colours of the Mackenzie and“downhill’ from Mount Cook to Oamaru, with the prevailing north-westerly Waitaki valleys and riders can cool off by swimming in beautiful lakes and rivers.wind behind them. The route is generally well serviced by established Early autumn brings the change of season colours while the mountain ranges NELSON / TASMANaccommodation, food outlets and amenities and can easily cater to both multi sometimes get an early dusting of snow, adding to the scenic beauty. CONTENTSand single day cyclists. GETTING THEREHighlights include Aoraki/Mt Cook, the Ben Ohau and Ohau mountain ranges, The trail’s main starting point is Aoraki Mount Cook and the finish point isLakes Pukaki, Ruataniwha, Ohau, Benmore, Aviemore and Waitaki, the Oamaru but there are multiple access points along the route. For location-basedPukaki, Benmore, Aviemore and Waitaki hydro dams, the Elephant Rocks and cyclists, or trail riders looking for side trips along the way, the trail is also ideallyVanished World limestone wonderland, and the historic Tokarahi Branch rail placed to combine with other trails in the region.line, containing the limestone block-lined Rakis and Tapui tunnels. The trail also Trail partners: The trail is a joint initiative of Waitaki and Mackenzie Districtpasses Maori Rock Art and traverses elements of the Te Araroa Trail, Mahinga Councils and the New Zealand Cycle Trail project. Phil Brownie, Manager, CANTERBURY NORTHLANDKai (food gathering) sites and parts of the greenstone trail to the West Coast Destination Mt Cookalong the shores of Lake Ohau. RELATED LINKSALPS 2 OCEAN CYCLE TRAIL SECTIONS www.mtcooknz.com 1 Aoraki Mount Cook National Park – Braemar Station: www.visitoamaru.com 37 km Grade 2 - flat & slightly downhill www.doc.govt.nz WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY 2 Braemar Station to Twizel: 45 km Grade 2 - flat & slightly downhill 3 Twizel to Lake Ohau Lodge: 39 km Grade 2 - undulating except for WEST COAST short steep sections 4 Lake Ohau Lodge to Omarama: 42 km Grade 2 - undulating except for short steep sections 5 Omarama to Otematata: 24 km Grade 2 - undulating except for short steep sections 6 Otematata to Kurow: 43 km Grade 2 - undulating except for CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND short steep sections 7 Kurow to Duntroon: 27 km Grade 2 - undulating except for short steep sections 8 Duntroon – Oamaru: 53 km Grade 2 - undulating except for short steep sections 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 113
  • 114. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONADVENTURE NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSSOUTH CANTERBURY NORTHLANDAdventure South is the leading cycleway guided tour operator. We Contact Details:have been operating since 1992 and have guided the Otago Central WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Geoff GabitesRail Trail for the past 7 years. We have expanded our cycleway Phone: +64 3 942 1222 WEST COASTproduct range to now include 5 day all inclusive guided products Address: P.O Box 33 153, Christchurchon both the Molesworth High Country region and the new Alps to Email: guide@advsouth.co.nzOcean tour. With in excess of 50 departures catering for the older Website: www.advsouth.co.nzrecreational market and with strong professional connectionsthrough the wholesale sector we are an excellent partner for thosewishing to grow this market. We can cater for all levels of delivery CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDand have several strong agent partnerships. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 114
  • 115. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONALPS 2 OCEAN 5 DAY GUIDED CYCLE TOUR MEDIA ANGLEOur five day fully guided Alps2 Ocean tour provides a snap shot of the longer A diverse itinerary which starts in Christchurch and includes local highlights such316km trail under construction. Our itinerary is Christchurch to Christchurch as Lake Tekapo, the Hillary Alpine Museum, Black Stilt recovery programme, theand selects the best of the cycle experiences of the trail. Hydro power schemes of the Waitaki / Mackenzie basin and the historic quarterThe riding is largely road based with sealed roads again on sections of low traffic of Oaramu as well as Blue penguin colony. The cycleway market is new andcount. We drive between sections allowing us to provide an experience that rapidly expanding! NELSON / TASMANcovers the best of the full 316kms of trail to come. CONTENTSThe highlights include Lake Tekapo and the hot pools, the opportunity toexplore the Mt Cook village, the Hydro schemes of the Waitaki valley and theendangered wildlife programmes in Oamaru and Twizel.Our group sizes are best at around 14 clients which ensures a high level of clientof client care. We select accommodation to match the experience and this is allen suited twin and double rooms. Much of the food is included with trail-sidepicnics a speciality. Our clientele is largely aged 40+ with a recreational cycle CANTERBURY NORTHLANDaspiration. These trips are fully supported from our fleet of 13 vehicles and quality hybrid cycles and safety equipment is provided.Daily cycle distances are approximately 50 – 60 kms, largely on flat sealed roads.This product is within the capability of most cyclists, but can be adapted to suitparticular needs. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYAs one of the new cycleway products we believe the Alps 2 Ocean will be one of WEST COASTthe most popular as it develops. While this product evolves its FIT offering, thisguided itinerary provides a stunning part of our growing portfolio of product inthis market sector.PRICING DETAILS: Retail Price: $1430 per adult; $1430 per child Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Duration: 5 days Christchurch to Christchurch return Group Size: No maximum or minimum but group size is best around 14 pax. Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 115
  • 116. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONALPS 2 OCEAN NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSCYCLES LTD CANTERBURY NORTHLANDAlps 2 Ocean Cycles Limited is a new cycle hire working out of the Contact Details:Smash Palace building at 1 Meek Street, Oamaru. The business WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Jan Omnetis housed in a four storey historic flour mill just behind the clock Phone: +64 4331444 or 021 457576 WEST COASTtower at the southern end of the main street. Opening hours are Address: 1 Meek Street, OamaruMon-Fri 8a.m. – 5p.m., Sat 10a.m.-12 noon. After hours please Email: cyclehire@alps2oceancycles.co.nzcontact by cell phone. Website: http://www.alps2oceancycles.co.nz CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 116
  • 117. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBICYCLE HIRE PRICING DETAILS:Our bicycles are suitable to be used on bike trails, unsealed roads and paved Retail Price: $45 per bike per day (rate negotiable forroads. All bikes have suspension, mudguards, saddlebags and come with a gel longer hires)seat cover. We also have a unicycle, a tandem, child trailers, tag-on pedal trailerand a covered trailer which holds up to 12 bikes with ample luggage space. We Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiescan arrange hire of a van/s and storage for your car. If we haven’t got what you Duration: Minimum hire 1 day, maximum hire unlimited NELSON / TASMANneed we will endeavour to get it. Group Size: Unlimited CONTENTSHire a bike from us and enjoy some of the many highlights of the Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST.North Otago area:• Vanished World trail – limestone rock formations MEDIA ANGLE• Historic Harbour/Tyne/Itchen Street Oamaru is located on the east coast of the south island, 1 ¼ hours drive north of• Penguin Colony and Portside Restaurant in the Harbour area Dunedin. We are within 100kms of some of the most beautiful lakes and scenery• Totara Estate and Clarks Flour Mill south of Oamaru (both Historic listed) you will find in New Zealand. Because of our central location we have a bounty CANTERBURY NORTHLAND of attractions waiting to be visited, all of which can be easily reached by bicycle.• Riverstone Kitchen – our award winning restaurant 20km north of the CBD• Oamaru Stone Quarry at Weston• Campbells Bay, Kakanui for swimming and surfingOR, do the Central Otago Rail Trail from Oamaru - throw the bikes on the trailerand take in the sights of the beautiful Waitaki Valley and Lindis Pass before WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYstarting the bike trail at Clyde. After finishing the Trail at Middlemarch jumpback in the car and visit the MacRaes Gold Mining operation before stopping at WEST COASTPalmerston for a famous McGregors Mutton Pie. Call in at Moeraki for a drink/meal at Fleur’s famous restaurant before returning to Oamaru. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 117
  • 118. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONCYCLE NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSJOURNEYS CANTERBURY NORTHLANDCycle Journeys is our Twizel based outfitter company formed Contact Details:and positioned to be the premier provider for the Alps to Ocean WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Geoff Gabitescycleway as it develops. From our Twizel office and base we Phone: +64 3 942 1222 WEST COASTwill offer a full service from cycle hire to luggage transfers, Address: P.O Box 33 153, Christchurchaccommodation bookings, shuttle and group products. As the trail Email: guide@advsouth.co.nzexpands we will grow our product portfolio to cater for the full Website: www.advsouth.co.nz7-8 day trail offerings. Our fleet of vehicles and bikes are fullyequipped to provide the support required to make this an ideal Fitand group product. We are well connected within the agent sector. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Cycle Journeys ALPS TO OCEAN 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 118
  • 119. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONAs the 316km trail is rolled out over the next 1-3 years, starting in the summer MEDIA ANGLEof 2011/12, Cycle Journeys will provide the necessary infrastructure required to A diverse itinerary which starts ex Twizel as a pickup point and includes localprovide for a quality cycleway product, to add to the growing portfolio. highlights such as Lake Pukaki, the Hillary Alpine Museum, Black Stilt recoveryOur Twizel depot and office will provide the operational base for our business programme, the cycleway market is new and rapidly expanding!with the ability to provide a meet and greet function for fit and group business.Quality cycles and associated equipment will provide the means to deliver NELSON / TASMANthe experience and our product trip notes and information will provide the CONTENTSdetails required. Based on our past 18 years of cycle tours and Otago Rail Trailexperience, we are able to deliver a standard of quality based on our deliveryacross our extensive trip programme.From our Twizel office our fleet of vehicles will provide the necessary shuttle support network to deliver clients to the start and finish of the trail, as well asdelivering and collecting their luggage for transfer onto the next destination.This service will operate from one end of the trail to the other, allowing us to offer CANTERBURY NORTHLANDa seamless service from day one this summer.The access to accommodation and restaurants at varying levels will be thechallenge in the early years and we hold strong relationships with providersin the region. The trail will operate throughout the summer period from earlyOctober to mid May.PRICING DETAILS: WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Retail Price: As requested on a daily basis WEST COAST Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies Duration: 3-4 days in the 2011/12 season Group Size: Fit product with no limits or restrictions on numbers Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 119
  • 120. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONGLENTANNER NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSPARK CENTRE CANTERBURY NORTHLANDGlentanner Park Centre is the holiday park, budget accommodation Contact Details:provider, flightseeing and activity centre, and the only fully WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Viv Arthur or Helen Iveyequipped campground and campervan park for the Mount Cook Phone: +64 3 4351855 WEST COASTregion, New Zealand. Address: State Highway 80, Aoraki Mount Cook 7946 Email: info@glentanner.co.nz Website: www.glentanner.co.nz CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 120
  • 121. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONGLENTANNER PARK CENTRE – HOLIDAY PARK ACCOMMODATION PRICING DETAILS:Glentanner Park is nestled amongst native bush and boasts the best weather in Retail Price: $17-$155 per adult; $8.50-$15 per childthe Aoraki Mount Cook region. We know you’ll love here, and we would love toshare it with you! Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies Duration: n/aWe offer a variety of accommodation for any budget. Our holiday parkaccommodation and camping ground is ideal for couples, families, groups, Group Size: 96 beds.60 Powered Sites and Unlimited NELSON / TASMANbackpackers, campervans and campers. Tent Sites CONTENTS Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST.With panoramic views of Aoraki Mount Cook and Lake Pukaki, are comfortableself contained tourist cabins, large standard cabins, basic cabins, 60 poweredcampervan sites and unlimited tent sites.A qualmark four star holiday park Glentanner has a wonderful indoor/outdoorBBQ pavilion, large kitchen and dining area, lounge with SKY TV, laundry,ablution block and storage for bicycles. You can also relax and unwind at ourlicensed café or shop at our New Zealand souvenir and merino retail shop. CANTERBURY NORTHLANDLocated just 18km from Mt Cook National Park Glentanner is the completeMount Cook experience. Helicopter flights with snow landings, scenic plane flights, horse trekking, fishing, walking and mountain biking are all found at Glentanner. Plus visitor information and bookings for glacier boat trips, 4WD tripsand much more.Glentanner Park is set amongst a working high country sheep station – kiwiana WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYat its best. We look forward to welcoming those come to make the most of the WEST COASTAlps to Ocean Cycle Way and all the Mackenzie region has to offer. If they’relike everybody else, the problem will be when the time comes to leave, the highcountry’s funny like that! CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 121
  • 122. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONHEARTLAND NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSLODGE CANTERBURY NORTHLANDHeartland Lodge provides premium homestay accommodation to Contact Details:travelers, flyfishers, skiers, cycle and eco tourists. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Mary and Jim PowellIn addition, we have a separate self contained apartment popular Phone: +64 03 435 0008 WEST COASTwith families and groups. Address: 19 North West Arch, PO Box 38, Twizel Email: heartlandlodge@xtra.co.nz Website: www.heartland-lodge.co.nz CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 122
  • 123. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONENTER PRODUCT NAME: HEARTLAND LODGEHeartland Lodge is a luxury homestay situated along a quiet rural road on theedge of Twizel, the nearest town to Mount Cook. Lodge rooms are spacious, withsuperking beds and full size ensuite bathrooms complete with spa baths andunderfloor heating.There is a large guest lounge where guests can meet and a large dining area. NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSDinner is a special feature. All meals are prepared from locally sourced produce,much of it grown by ourselves in our own vegetable garden. We cater forindividual tastes and diets.Our “Retreat” is a self contained apartment, popular with families and groupsand sleeps up to six. Meals can be provided for Retreat guests with prior notice.We have secure cycle storage, guests can be transported to restaurants andluggage can be taken to the next destination. CANTERBURY NORTHLANDPRICING DETAILS: Retail Price: $160 to $290 per couple Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY WEST COAST CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 123
  • 124. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSHELIBIKE CANTERBURY NORTHLANDHelibike.com Ltd were the first commercial helibike company in Contact Details:New Zealand and are the only mountain bike company currently WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Sara Leadbetter, Vernon Reid(April 2011) based in the Mt Cook Mackenzie Region. We are Phone: +64 3 435 0114, Freephone (NZ only) 0800 HELIBIKE WEST COASTowned and operated by cyclists with an in-depth local knowledge Address: PO Box 177, Twizel, New Zealandacquired from 20 years of mountain biking in this area. Our focus Email: info@helibike.comis on providing a top quality experience for all biking abilities Website: www.helibike.comand we are one of the few New Zealand mountain bike adventurecompanies to have the Qualmark endorsement for professionalismand quality. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDBook in confidence with the local mountain biking and guidingexperts. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 124
  • 125. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONGRAND GRETA HELIBIKE ADVENTURE PRICING DETAILS:The Grand Greta Helibike Adventure is an exciting alternative to the third day, Retail Price: From $499 per personTwizel to Ohau section of the Alps to Ocean Cycleway. Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiesOur premier helibike trip, the Grand Greta Helibike Adventure begins from Twizel Duration: 6 to 7 hourswith a scenic flight that starts with stunning views of Mount Cook, and then takes you over Twizel, the canals and along the Ben Ohau Mountain Range. You get to Group Size: 2 to 10 people NELSON / TASMANstand on the summit of Ben Ohau with its amazing 360-degree views over Lake CONTENTSOhau, Twizel and the Mackenzie basin. From there, you mountain bike downconstantly changing scenery from rocky farm track through a mountain gorge,a remnant beech forest, down grassy banks and, finally, you end up on theshores of the beautiful Lake Ohau. The finish is a leisurely cycle along the gravellakeside road to the meeting point by the Ohau River.From here you have 2 options. You can carry on cycling to join up with thesecond half of the Alps 2 Ocean Twizel to Ohau section and continue on your CANTERBURY NORTHLANDway to Ohau. Or, we can collect you and transport you by shuttle around to yourOhau accommodation or back to Twizel.Completing this helibike adventure, rather than cycling the Twizel to Ohausection of the cycleway allows you to see some of the most varied scenery andterrain you’ll find on any single mountain bike day ride in New Zealand.We offer a maximum guide to client ratio of 1:5 to ensure the client’s enjoyment WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYand safety. Full suspension ‘All Mountain’ bikes are included in the price if the WEST COASTclient’s bike is not deemed suitable. This alternative route is achievable for allmountain biking abilities, providing they have some off road experience. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 125
  • 126. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONPRIVATE GUIDING AND SHUTTLE SERVICE PRICING DETAILS:Helibike.com Ltd run a Private Mountain Bike Guide and Private Shuttle service Retail Price: POAfor anybody who desires a unique experience on this cycleway and who wants to Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiesstay away from the mass market tour companies. Duration: 1 to 8 daysWe have been privately guiding visitors around the Mount Cook Mackenzieregion for many years and have an excellent reputation for quality and service. Group Size: Private Guiding 1+ NELSON / TASMANWith our local knowledge of the route and conditions, we are able to ensure Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. CONTENTSclients have the best experience possible, whatever the weather.A private guide can be booked from a little as a half day through to the full 8 MEDIA ANGLEdays of the Alps to Ocean Cycleway. The guide can cycle with the clients with With years of experience guiding visitors through the stunning Mt Cooka separate support driver or simply provide a private shuttle, support vehicle Mackenzie Region of New Zealand, the team at Helibike.com Ltd are focusingor luggage transfer service, as required. All guides are first aid qualified, have on the upper end of the market and only providing a Private Guiding and shuttlemountain bike repair and maintenance skills and carry a range of spare parts in service rather than catering to the masses.the vehicle. CANTERBURY NORTHLAND Director Sara Leadbetter says; “We’ve always provided a personalized serviceAs the local Mountain Bike Guide Experts, we have exclusive access to some to small groups. It’s how we like to guide because we know it provides a morelocal activities, we are able to provide experienced mountain bike tour guides, enjoyable way to explore and enjoy this amazing countryside.“mountain bikes suitable for this terrain, a private shuttle service and almostanything the client may need, from the best location for a luxury lunch or asecluded spot for a private picnic. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY WEST COAST CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 126
  • 127. “ Anonymous ride up grades.” Dont buy upgrades,2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUALPAGE 127 CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY NORTHLAND CONTENTS INTRODUCTION OTAGO / SOUTHLAND WEST COAST CANTERBURY NELSON / TASMAN HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND
  • 128. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONHOT TUBS NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSOMARAMA CANTERBURY NORTHLANDSoak in the view at Hot Tubs Omarama. Contact Details: WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYThe dream has become a reality after four years of planning, Name(s): Lance and Jan Thomasgaining consents and creating the rocky landscape for these Phone: +64 3 438 9703 WEST COASTprivate hot tubs. Lance and Jan Thomas are “wowing” visitors and Address: State Highway 8 Omarama Twizel Roadlocals alike with their healthy spa complex on State Highway 8 in Email: info@hottubsomarama.co.nz Website: www.hottubsomarama.co.nzOmarama. This is a real oasis set on the edge of the foothills of theSouthern Alps under the big Mackenzie Sky. Your private hot orcool tub is the perfect way to unwind, in water that will relax yourbody and a landscape that will relax your mind. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 128
  • 129. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONHOT TUBS OMARAMA PRICING DETAILS:After a day cycling through the awesome Mackenzie Country, or beside the Retail Price: Hot Tub $36 per adult; $12 per childbeautiful hydro lakes – Waitaki, Aviemore and Benmore – you have reached Wellness Pod $75 each for the first two adults; andthe junction town of Omarama. Now is the time to soak in a private outdoor hot $30 per adult after that, $15 per child.tub filled with fresh mountain water, no chemicals are added. Each tub has Child rates apply to children under 15. Childrena submersible wood firebox so you can adjust the water temperature to suit under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. NELSON / TASMANyourself, hot in winter and cooler in summer. The tubs are cleaned and refilled CONTENTS Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companieswith fresh mountain water after each use and used water is irrigated onto theland. Time to stop, relax, and allow the heat of the water to beat the “DOMS” Duration: One and a half hours for a hot tub, two hours for adelayed muscle onset soreness. The sooner you soak after exercise the better. wellness podAllow at least an hour for your body to benefit while you enjoy the views across Group Size: 1 to 4 people for a hot tub, 1 to 5 people for a wellness podthe water, surrounded by glistening snow tussocks and beautiful rock features. Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST.In the evening come at dusk and soak in the stunning sunsets or watch as themagic starscape of the Milky Way stretches out above you, or you can startyour day with an invigorating Hot tub get those muscles warmed up and ready MEDIA ANGLE CANTERBURY NORTHLANDto go again. If you are cycling through the South Island, Hot Tubs Omarama is a place youThere are 8 private hot tubs. One site is accessible. should plan to stop and indulge yourself. Total privacy and the rejuvenating2 private wellness pods (hot tub and sauna). Each site has its own changing mountain water will revitalise your body, it is the perfect way to end or start yourroom. Nude bathing is just the best. Therapeutic massage suite check for day. Omarama is the gateway for Mt Cook to the north and Queenstown to theavailability on arrival. This is the perfect destination after a day’s cycling. south via the spectacular Lindis Pass, with the Waitaki Valley and its beautiful lakes to the east. Experience two contrasting areas of New Zealand landscape. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYWe are also the local information centre and can help you with accommodationand activity bookings as well as advice on what to do and see in our beautiful WEST COASTregion. Get wet, get warm, get well in private peaceful pleasant surroundings CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 129
  • 130. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONMOUNT COOK NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSHOTEL COLLECTION CANTERBURY NORTHLANDThe Mount Cook Hotel Collection offers a range of Hotels Contact Details:throughout the Alps 2 Ocean Cycleway. Each property and region WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Ken Davidsonoffers its own unique experiences for you to indulge during your Phone: +64 3 435 0869 WEST COASTcycle journey. Address: 2 Wairepo Rd, Twizel Email: ken@mackenzie.co.nzGodley Hotel – Tekapo Website: www.mountcookcollection.co.nzMacKenzie Country Inn – TwizelCountrytime Hotel – OmaramaHeritage Gateway Hotel – Omarama CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 130
  • 131. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONGodley Hotel Situated in beautiful Tekapo where you can relax in the hot pools, PRICING DETAILS:play mini golf or just soak up the stunning views of the lake. Join the cycleway Retail Price: From $135 per roomvia the Tekapo canal system or transport over to Mt Cook Station. Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiesMacKenzie Country Inn The heart of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycleway. A relaxing Group Size: 1-100country style hotel built of natural stone amongst sprawling lawns and the laidback atmosphere of Twizel. The ideal base to begin and end your cycleway Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. NELSON / TASMANexperience. Bike rental and repairs, transport,carparking and tour guides will all CONTENTSbe available on the hotel grounds. MEDIA ANGLECountrytime Hotel At the entry to Omarama and directly opposite the Omarama Whether doing the whole trail or part The Mount Cook Hotel Collection offers youHot tubs. Enjoy a drink on the deck overlooking the mountains or experience an a range of choices to base yourself while completing the ride.exhilarating glider flight. Twizel – Mt CookHeritage Gateway Hotel In the heart of Omarama with a fantastic Bar andRestaurant for you to unwind after the days riding. Take advantage of theactivities Omarama offers. CANTERBURY NORTHLANDTrail options:Day 1 Tekapo to Mt Cook by road or helicopter, bike to Twizel Or Twizel to Mt Cook by road or helicopter, bike to Twizel Or WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Omarama to Mt Cook by road or helicopter, bike to Twizel WEST COASTDay 2 Twizel, bike to Omarama via Ohau Or Twizel, helibike to Ben Ohau then bike to Omarama via Ohau Or Twizel, bike to Ohau via trail then back to Twizel via road CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 131
  • 132. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONTRAIL NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSJOURNEYS CANTERBURY NORTHLANDTrail Journeys are the longest serving and largest company on the Contact Details:very popular Otago Central Railtrail providing a quality product in WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name: Neville Grubb, Managing Directorall the services associated with the Railtrail including Bike Hire, Phone: +64 3 449-2150 Cell: +64 21 610 443 WEST COASTTransport, Luggage Transfer, Accommodation Bookings and Guided Address: 16 Springvale Road, RD1, AlexandraTours. With the new cycle trails due to start coming on stream, we Email: nev@trailjourneys.co.nzsee opportunities to provide the complete cycling holiday in NZ. Website: www.trailjourneys.co.nzTrail Journeys are the recipients of “The Otago Tourism BusinessAwards” for 2010 and are members of TIANZ and Qualmark CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 132
  • 133. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONALPS 2 OCEAN AND OTAGO CENTRAL RAILTRAIL COMBO MEDIA ANGLEAlthough the combo product we are promoting is yet to be available for the Trail Journeys is an established Tourism Company expanding into the widermarket, it is important for Trail Journeys to make the industry aware that once cycle touring market. The NZ Trails gives Trail Journeys the opportunity tothe new Alps 2 Ocean trail has been commissioned, we will have a product combine two cycle trails into one package using the Otago Central Railtrailready for the market. (established) and the Alps to Ocean trail which is part of the NZ Cycle TrailThe ten day cycling product will originate in Queenstown and will include cycling project. NELSON / TASMANon and off road. A support vehicle and guide will accompany the group on the With this product the overseas cycle tourist will have the opportunity to CONTENTStour to make sure all needs are catered for. Accommodation of a good standard experience two contrasting areas of New Zealand landscape.will be in hotels, motels or B&B’s. The tour will include accommodation,transport, snacks, selected meals and cycle hire. Over the 5 days we will cyclesections around Lake Ohau area, from Mt Cook through the MacKenzie Countryto Twizel, Omarama, Kurow and finish this section of the Journey at Oamaru.Along the way we will visit local attractions including the Sir Edmond HillaryAlpine Centre and the Mt Cook DOC information Centre, Aviemore Dam, the CANTERBURYfamous Oamaru Blue Eyed Pengiun colony and the Historic Oamaru precinct. NORTHLANDAfter staying a night in Oamaru we take a bus trip to Dunedin where we willboard the Monarch Harbour Cruise which visits the Taiaroa Royal AlbatrossColony. The afternoon will be yours free to explore or shop.Stage two of your tour will start with a ride on the Taieri Gorge Excursion Trainfrom Dunedin to Middlemarch. This is where your cycle trip on the Otago Central WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYRaitrail will begin. This well established trail takes you through the heart ofCentral Otago with spectacular scenery, easy gradients and wonderful hospitality. WEST COASTYour tour finishes 4 days and 150km later at Clyde where you will stay the nightbefore being transferred through to Queenstown to depart or stay extra time.Visit www.trailjourneys.co.nz to view extra information on the Otago CentralRailtrail.PRICING DETAILS: Retail Price: POA CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies Duration: 10 DAYS Group Size: A Minimum of 8 and maximum of 16 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 133
  • 134. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS CANTERBURY NORTHLANDTHE QUEENSTOWN STATUS: FULL TRAIL OPENING SEPTEMBER 2012 % COMPLETED: 47% WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYTRAIL GRADE: INTERMEDIATE WEST COAST DURATION: 4-5 DAYS TOTAL LENGTH: 90KM TRAIL SITE: http://www.wakatiputrails.co.nzSurrounded by Queenstown’s stunning mountain ranges, this 90km i-SITE INFO: http://www.queenstown-vacation.com/ “trail covers diverse terrain taking in lakes, rivers and the Gibbston “Cyclists will be attracted to Thewine-producing region. The trail’s terrain is varied and provides Queenstown Trail because of the iconicoutstanding views of the famous Remarkables Mountain range. mountain scenery and the existing CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND tourism attractions such as the wineries and the Kawarau Bungy venture.” John Dunn - PROGRAMME MANAGER, NGA HAERENGA, THE NEW ZEALAND CYCLE TRAIL 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 134
  • 135. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBACKGROUNDER GETTING THEREThe Queenstown Trail will be a spectacular 90km mountain biking ride, which Riders can choose to access the trail from several locations along the routewill take riders alongside pristine rivers and lakes and beneath mountain ranges, including Queenstown, Arrowtown and Gibbston. Queenstown’s town centrefocusing on three distinctive destinations - Queenstown Bay, the historic gold- is ten minutes drive from the international airport. There are regular airportmining town of Arrowtown and Gibbston, internationally renowned for its award shuttles, taxis, rental cars and a local bus service; and many activity andwinning wines. accommodation providers also offer free shuttles to/from the town centre. NELSON / TASMANThe trail route includes seven bridges, with five crossing the iconic Arrow and Trail partners: The Queenstown Trail is a joint initiative of the Wakatipu Trails CONTENTSKawarau Rivers, recognised as places of outstanding natural beauty. The trail’s Trust, the Queenstown Lakes District Council, and the New Zealand Cycle Trailterrain is varied and provides outstanding views of the famous Remarkables project.Mountain range. RELATED LINKSRiders will have the choice of completing the full trail over 4-5 days or selecting Destination Queenstown: http://www.queenstown-nz.co.nz/from a range of shorter riding options. There are many accommodation optionsin Queenstown, Arrowtown, and Gibbston or along the trail route. There are alsomany cafes and restaurants located along the trail. CANTERBURY NORTHLANDThe trail is technically intermediate and suitable for most riding abilities.However there will be a few hill climbs and descents that will require walking.Home to innovative commercial jet boating, bungy jumping and river surfingventures, Queenstowns reputation as one of the worlds favourite adrenalinedestinations is well deserved. Cyclists visiting Queenstown can participate in awide range of other tourism attractions including a cruise on the TSS Earnslaw WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYSteam Ship, skydiving, canyon swinging, whitewater rafting, parapenting WEST COASTand heli-skiing. Visitors can also enjoy walking, winery visits, sailing, hiking,climbing, fishing, cycling, golfing, off-road quad biking; and winter skiing andsnowboarding.BEST TIME TO RIDEThe trail can be ridden and enjoyed during all seasons. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 135
  • 136. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMANTHE PICNIC BIKE TOUR CO. CONTENTS GIBBSTON VALLEY – DE VINE CYCLE TOURS. CANTERBURY NORTHLANDThe Picnic Bike Tour Co is a branch of Fat Tyre Adventures Ltd. Fat Contact Details:Tyre is the complete mountain bike guiding business having thrilled WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Greg McIntyreand amazed riders with stunning scenery and amazing backcountry Phone: +64 272262822 WEST COASTtrails in the Queenstown and Central Otago area for ten years. Address: PO Box 100 Arrowtown Email: greg@fat-tytre.co.nzPicnic Bike Tours are about the scenic leisure end of the cycling Website: www.queenstown-trails.co.nzspectrum. Picnic Bike Tours will use the amazing network ofscenic, yet easy trails in the heart of the Gibbston Valley. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 136
  • 137. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONGIBBSTON CYCLE DE VINE TOURS MEDIA ANGLESlow down and ride the back roads, vineyards trails and Gibbston River Trail Stunning scenery, the chance to taste the excellent local Pinot Noir and theon a comfortable and stylish cruiser bike taking in the stunning scenery of the opportunity to meet an eclectic bunch of wine makers and vineyard workers atGibbston Valley and mighty Kawarau River. Meet an eclectic bunch of wine some of Gibbston Valley’s quirkier tasting rooms.makers and vineyard workers as we stop by the cellar door of a selection of Gibbston Valley is more than just a great wine growing area - it is rich in history.small, intimate tasting rooms for a taste of the rather good local Pinot Noir or Cycling through this area on a comfortable, stylish bike is one of the best ways to NELSON / TASMANRiesling. More than just a great wine growing area, the Gibbston Valley is rich in absorb the rich history and scenic splendor at a leisurely pace. CONTENTShistory - from the early farms to the first commercial bungy jump operation - the The newly created Gibbston cycle way, is set in New Zealand’s premium Pinotbest way to become part of this living history and absorb the scenic splendor is Noir growing area. This project gained the local Gibbston Community Associationslowly, by bike – choose to stop for a picnic in the vines or perched high above an award for New Zealand Community of the Year in 2011.the mighty Kawarau River.This tour will appeal to anyone with a sense of fun and adventure looking toexperience first hand the history, wine and stunning scenery of Central Otago.Ideal for all abilities, couples, families and groups - all we expect is that you can CANTERBURYride a bike - or have ridden a bike some time in your life. NORTHLANDGibbston Valley is only 20 minutes from Queenstown and 10 minutes fromArrowtown.PRICING DETAILS: WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Retail Price: $199 per adult; $120 per child WEST COAST Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies Duration: 4 hours Group Size: 2 minimum and/or 8 maximum Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 137
  • 138. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSVERTIGO BIKES CANTERBURY NORTHLANDThe Vertigo team have been riding and racing bikes for years and Contact Details:it’s from this love of mountain biking that Vertigo was born. We WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Paul Angus, Carolyn Hilloffer a range of iconic guided rides suitable for all levels of MTB Phone: +64 3 441 8929 WEST COASTrider, including the highest heli drop off in the area. We even have Address: 4 Brecon Street, Queenstowna MTB School with qualified coaches, as well as the largest & best Email: info@vertigobikes.co.nzmaintained rental bike fleet in town. Website: www.vertigobikes.co.nz‘Cos we ride ‘em and sell ‘em (& live and breathe them), naturallywe specialise in fixing them, so if it’s workshop services you need,come & see us. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 138
  • 139. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBIKE RENTAL Other products include:Vertigo Bikes boasts Queenstown’s largest, most up to date and best maintained Skippers Canyon Guided Ride (Allow 3.5 hours round trip)mountain bike rental fleet. We have a choice of bikes depending on your riding Remarkables Heli Bike (Allow approx 4 hours)style. So you definitely don’t have to worry about not getting a nice ride during Skyline Gondola Downhill (Starts at 10am and includes a half day gondola passyour time in Queenstown! which is valid until 3.30pm)We do half day rentals, (4 hours from when you pick up the bike) as well as full Self-guided trips around the Wakatipu. NELSON / TASMANday rentals (4++ hours). We are open from 8am until 8pm, so you can take the CONTENTS PRICING DETAILS:bike for potentially 12 hours of ride time! VERTIGO Times Duration 2011/12 2012/13 Min/We also rent gloves, shin & knee pads. We don’t pre-book these, but can Maxorganise for you when you come in to collect your bike. We can provide SPD Self Guided rides 2-4hrs $89 $89 n/apedals – you need to provide your own shoes. We also have helmet/chest Premum DH full sus $69 $69cameras available to rent in the shop @ $49 for a half day. Performance full sus $49 $49QUEENSTOWN MOUNTAIN BIKE SCHOOL Sport front sus $29 $29 CANTERBURY 1/2 day MtB lesson 10.30 & 3.30pm 4 hrs $239 $239 1/5 NORTHLANDBuilt on a wealth of knowledge and experience in the mountain bike industrystemming from ten years’ commercial guiding in the Wakatipu region, guiding & Gondola Downhill 10am 2.5hrs $149 $149 1/5teaching in Whistler, Canada, right through to World Cup level mountain bike racing. Remarks Heli Bike 08.30 &1.30pm 4hrs $399 $399 3 / 10We have a range of classes to suit all levels of rider, offering a natural Skippers Canyon 9am & 2pm 3.5 hrs $169 $169 3 / 8*progression between the classes & levels. All classes will be held on the Skyline 1/2 day Gondola $119Gondola Hill in Ben Lomond Forest. We are lucky enough to have trails to suit package (hire & pass WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYall our class levels from beginner green trails like “Hammy’s track”, to expert Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiesdouble black diamond trails like “Armageddon”. Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST, but are subject to change. WEST COASTAll of our classes will be half day to coincide with the half day lift ticket timesthat Skyline Gondola offer. Our morning classes will be held from 10.30am until MEDIA ANGLE2.30pm, and afternoon classes from 3.30pm - 7.30pm (there will be a snack-o- Queenstown’s only specialist bike store with trips to suit all levels of rider.clock break during each class). Most of our trips are not weather dependent (excluding the heli bike) and give riders a chance to get out into the fabulously scenic and historically interestingClass prices do not include a lift ticket for the gondola. These can be purchased backcountry we have close by to Queenstown. A unique & thrilling alternativeseparately either through Vertigo Bikes or at the Skyline Gondola itself. Bike to conventional sightseeing excursions which requires some physical effort, CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDrental is also not included but can be arranged with us. OTAGO / SOUTHLAND although basic fitness only is required as most of our trips are all “down”!Class numbers are limited to 5 people, minimum number is 1 (class will be We have internationally experienced guides & coaches .shorter if only one person as is essentially a private lesson). There is a discountof 10% for members of the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club – ask us in store. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 139
  • 140. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS CANTERBURY NORTHLANDROXBURGH WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY STATUS: PLANNEDGORGE TRAIL WEST COAST % COMPLETED: 0% GRADE: EASY DURATION: 1 DAY TOTAL LENGTH: 34KM i-SITE INFO: http://www.i-site.org.nz/central-The Roxburgh Gorge Trail will be a spectacular one-day ride between otago-southern-lakes “Alexandra and the Roxburgh Dam along the Clutha Mata-au River. The34km Trail starts in Alexandra and follows the Clutha Mata-au River “This is an exciting addition to Central CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Otago’s existing trail network, traversingthrough the Roxburgh Gorge to the Roxburgh Dam, linking with both a fantastically remote part of our districtthe Otago Central Rail Trail and the Clutha Gold Trail. which boasts a rich cultural heritage.” Tony Lepper - CENTRAL OTAGO DISTRICT COUNCIL MAYOR 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 140
  • 141. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBACKGROUNDER Riders wanting to attempt nearly a full circuit of Otago will leave Dunedin via theThe Roxburgh Gorge Trail will be a spectacular one-day ride between Alexandra Taieri Gorge Excursion Train, then bike the 150km Otago Central Rail Trail, beforeand the Roxburgh Dam along the Clutha Mata-au River. Within a short distance boating across. Lake Roxburgh, or riding the proposed Roxburgh Gorge Trail fromfrom Alexandra the trail heads into the gorge. Along the trail are old schist huts Alexandra to join the Clutha Gold Trail at the Roxburgh hydro dam. End your bikebuilt into the rock by Chinese miners and the remains of two small mining ride at Lawrence and take a further one hour car trip back to Dunedin.settlements. Trail partners: The trail is a joint initiative of Roxburgh Gorge Trail Charitable NELSON / TASMANThe Roxburgh Gorge has bluffs rising almost 350 metres on either side of the Trust and The New Zealand Cycle Trail project. CONTENTSriver at its most dramatic point and has been described as New Zealand’s own RELATED LINKS“Grand Canyon”. With no road access, the new Gorge trail will open up a truly Tourism Central Otago: www.centralotagonz.comiconic environment. Near Roxburgh Dam the hills become less steep and theswirling river currents are replaced by the still waters of Lake Roxburgh.The opportunity to explore well preserved mining relics within an inspiringlandscape will appeal to a wide range of people looking for a great one day ride.The trail’s proximity to the Otago Central Rail Trail and the proposed Clutha CANTERBURY NORTHLANDGold Trail will also ensure that visitors to the area will have the opportunity toexperience even more of Central Otago’s unique scenery.BEST TIME TO RIDEThe trail will be open all year. Spring to autumn (September-May) will be idealtimes for passing through the gorge. Late spring will be a highlight when the WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYhillsides are covered in purple with flowering wild thyme. In late summer and autumn the celebrated colours of Central Otago will provide a graphic contrast to WEST COASTthe dry hillsides and schist outcrops.GETTING THEREThe trail starts from Alexandra, with a car park located on Poplar Grove, offEarnscleugh Road on the Bridge Hill side of the Clutha Mata-au. It will end atthe Roxburgh Dam, 8km north of Roxburgh. Please note that mobile coverage inthe Roxburgh Gorge is patchy at best. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 141
  • 142. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONCLUTHA RIVER NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSADVENTURES CANTERBURY NORTHLANDClutha River Adventures offers an opportunity to experience the Contact Details:mighty Clutha River in the comfort of our inflatable kayaks. We WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Steve Toyeroffer half day, full day and 4 day fully guided tours down the Phone: +64 (0)3 449 3155 WEST COASTlength of the river from the outlet of Lake Wanaka to the sea below Address: 7E Blyth Street, Clyde, Central Otago, 9330Balclutha. The tours are fully supported and inclusive of all kayak Email: info@cluthariveradventures.co.nzgear, safety equipment, drinks and snacks/lunch. For multi day Website: www.cluthariveradventures.co.nztrips all accommodation and food are also included. Our guidesprovide an insight into the history and geology of the region withwell polished stories of days gone by. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND(Please refer also to Clutha River Cruise in Otago Central RailTrail section) 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 142
  • 143. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONCLUTHA RIVER ADVENTURES TOURS PRICING DETAILS:With our tours you can participate for a half-day, a full-day or multi-day trip. Retail Price: From $95 per adult; $95 per childFor a half-day you can self-hire one of our inflatable kayaks from Clyde or Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiesAlexandra and drift down the Clutha past some of the best scenery and history Duration: Half day, Full day or 4 day toursanywhere in the region. We will pick you up in one of our super comfortablevessels and transport you back to the starting point, after we serve you a Group Size: Self hire min 2pax, guided tours min 10pax NELSON / TASMANscrumptious repast on the riverbank. Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. CONTENTSA full day can be offered in a number of locations on the river. Wanaka to LakeDunstan, on the river past some of the lakes district’s best scenery. Roxburgh to MEDIA ANGLEBeaumont, down through the magnificent millennium track region. Alexandra to Clutha River Adventures is a brand new company offering visitors a softRoxbugh, through the history filled Roxburgh gorge, not unlike a miniature grand adventure on the Worlds 7th biggest river. Visitors can have a half-day, full daycanyon. All guided, these days are a great way to discover the magnificence of or 4 days of fun through some of the best scenery and history New Zealand hasthe Clutha River. We will guide you, regale you with stories and history, provide to offer. Fully guided, all you need is a sense of adventure, a moderate level ofyou with tasty food and generally entertain you with a day to remember. CANTERBURY fitness and a willingness to experience something out of the ordinary. NORTHLANDIf you take the 4-day trip from the mountains to the sea, you will be travelingthe length of the Worlds 7th biggest river. It will be a trip through some of NewZealand’s best scenery, past examples of great history, you will be in aweof the grandness of this huge river. You will finish with a massive feeling ofachievement, as well as plenty of stories. Tales of the men who navigated beforeyou, gold miners, coal transporters, timber cutters and the many Maori who WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYventured through this region. We will guide you, entertain you, feed you and giveyou an experience you will never forget and will want to do again! WEST COAST CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 143
  • 144. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS CANTERBURY NORTHLANDCLUTHA STATUS: PLANNED % COMPLETED: 17% GRADE: EASY WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY DURATION: 2 DAYSGOLD TRAIL TOTAL LENGTH: 75KM WEST COAST i-SITE INFO: http://www.i-site.org.nz/central- otago-southern-lakes “ “The Clutha Gold Trail could become a trail of national significance withEnjoy the river and valley scenery while learning about New Zealand’s two-thirds of the journey followinggold rush which attracted would-be miners from China and worldwide, the Clutha Mata-au River. The glacial CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND blue of the river contrasting with theas well as other unique heritage experiences along the Clutha Gold OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Lawrence’s rich green farmland isTrail. The full trail is an easy two day ride, with stopovers at either remarkable.”Millers Flat or Beaumont villages along the way. Accommodation Rod Peirce - CLUTHA GOLD TRAIL CHARITABLEis also available at either end of the trail at Roxburgh and Lake TRUST CHAIRMANRoxburgh Village and at Alexandra and Lawrence. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 144
  • 145. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBACKGROUNDER BEST TIME TO RIDEThe Clutha Gold Trail will offer a unique heritage experience along the mighty Summer and autumn offer the best riding experiences with local fruit harvestingClutha Mata-au River and on through the Beaumont Gorge, branching off into underway followed by Otago’s vibrant autumn colours. Spring will appeal for itsthe lush valleys of the historic gold mining town of Lawrence. green pastures and frolicking lambs, especially visible around Lawrence. OtagoTo enhance riders’ experiences, stories will be provided showcasing the area’s winters are dry and cold with short, sunny days and moderate frosts averagingabsorbing history of early Maori moa hunters, Chinese and other international -1 to -3 degrees when they occur. NELSON / TASMANgold miners, European pastoral farming and mining and rail development; as CONTENTS GETTING THEREwell as updates on local orchards and arts and culture. The trail is accessible from either end. From Dunedin city and airport it’s a oneThe trail forms part of an extensive network of Great Rides in Otago. Once hour car journey along State Highway 1 via Milton to Lawrence. Alternatively,completed, the trail is intended to link directly with the well-known Otago Central access to Roxburgh is a two hour drive from Queenstown airport via CromwellRail Trail, via the proposed Roxburgh Gorge Trail, which will follow along the true and Alexandra.right bank of Lake Roxburgh to the Roxburgh Dam. It will be achievable for most Riders wanting to attempt nearly a full circuit of Otago will leave Dunedin via thefitness levels. Taieri Gorge Excursion Train, then bike the 150km Otago Central Rail Trail, beforeClutha Gold Trail – Part A: boating across. Lake Roxburgh, or riding the proposed Roxburgh Gorge Trail from CANTERBURY NORTHLANDLinking with the proposed Roxburgh Gorge Trail, the first 50km section of the Alexandra to join the Clutha Gold Trail at the Roxburgh hydro dam. End your bikeClutha Gold Trail will start at the Lake Roxburgh Dam, upstream from Central ride at Lawrence and take a further one hour car trip back to Dunedin.Otago’s historic gold mining town of Roxburgh. The trail will then follow the Trail partners: The trail is a joint initiative of Clutha Gold Trail Charitable Trust andClutha Mata-Au River, passing through the Teviot District and Millers Flat to The New Zealand Cycle Trail project.reach the rural town of Beaumont. RELATED LINKSClutha Gold Trail – Part B: WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Central Otago Visitor Centre: http://www.centralotagonz.com/Central-Otago/i-Funding for a second section of trail, from Beaumont village inland from the Sites_IDL=24_IDT=294_ID=1671_.html WEST COASTClutha Mata-au River to Lawrence is now confirmed.Side trails: Mountain bike riding is also available off trail on quiet gravel roadsfrom Millers Flat to Lake Onslow, from Beaumont into the Blue Mountains; andfrom Lawrence to Lake Mahinerangi. These 20-30km trails are at an elevation ofabout 1000m and are only suitable for experienced riders. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 145
  • 146. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONLAKE ROXBURGH NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSLODGE CANTERBURY NORTHLANDLake Roxburgh Lodge offers a complete package for those wanting Contact Details:to experience all that Roxburgh Valley has to offer. Nestled in WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Kim & Phil Winterbottomtwo acres of landscaped grounds, located between the mighty Phone: +64 34468220 WEST COASTschist mountain ranges at the Southern end of Central Otago, Lake Address: 20A Tamblyn Drive, Lake Roxburgh, Central Otago, 9571 NZRoxburgh Lodge offers eleven guest suites and rooms, a licensed Email: stay@lakeroxburghlodge.co.nzrestaurant serving gourmet cuisine all day, espresso coffee, Central Website: www.lakeroxburghlodge.co.nzOtago wine, boutique beer, kayak & mountain bike hire.Developed over the last fifteen years, Lake Roxburgh Lodge offersa totally unique experience, personal service and attention to CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDdetail, ensuring that all guests leave having enjoyed a trulymemorable stay. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 146
  • 147. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONLAKE ROXBURGH LODGE & RESTAURANT PRICING DETAILS:Lake Roxburgh Lodge is unique in that it operates as a small hotel, but with all Retail Price: $125 - $220 per room, per night, room onlythe personal service you would expect from a bed & breakfast establishment but Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companieswith as much or as little host interaction as you choose. Having developed LakeRoxburgh Lodge over fifteen years, hosts Kim & Phil are well versed in the areas Duration: Minimum one night stay, recommend two nightsof guests’ needs and benefit from a lot of repeat business. Group Size: 2 - 24 persons NELSON / TASMANLocated just a couple minutes drive from the State Highway linking Queenstown Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. CONTENTS& Wanaka with Dunedin and the South, Lake Roxburgh Lodge is a secludedhaven of peace and tranquillity, located just a stones throw from the southernhead of Lake Roxburgh, where the Roxburgh Gorge Trail finishes, before MEDIA ANGLElinking up with the Clutha Gold Trail from Lake Roxburgh to Lawrence. With Lake Roxburgh Lodge is the ideal place to stay after cycling the Roxburgh Gorgeaccommodation options ranging from Standard Queen Studios through Deluxe Trail or Clutha Gold Trail, where you are able to relax, unwind and refresh, enjoyKing Spa Studio to One Bedroom Suites there is something to suit all tastes and great food & wine and savour unique hospitality at its best.requirements. All guest suites and rooms have ensuite bathrooms with great CANTERBURYshowers, and firm comfortable beds with fine linens and duvets, furnished NORTHLANDelevated decks to enjoy a glass of Central Otago wine and lock up storage isprovided for bicycles. Just perfect after a day in the saddle.If you feel you need to rest the saddle a while, or just change the pace, thereare plenty of walking tracks close by where you can enjoy panoramic views ofthe rugged Central Otago landscape, Phil & Kim are both very experienced WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYwalkers and cyclists and are able to suggest itineraries to suit your interests andneeds. Kayaks are available for hire to paddle out on Lake Roxburgh, (pick ~ WEST COASTup & drop ~ off included) enjoy just a two hour trip or make a whole day of itincluding a gourmet picnic hamper. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 147
  • 148. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS CANTERBURY NORTHLANDAROUND THE WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYMOUNTAINS WEST COASTExperience real heartland New Zealand and discover some of our STATUS: PLANNEDmost secluded and rustic rural settings. This 175km trail will begin % COMPLETED: 23%with a steamship boat ride from Queenstown on the TSS Earnslaw GRADE: EASY CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND DURATION: 4 DAYSacross beautiful Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak. The trail heads TOTAL LENGTH: 175KMthrough Walter Peak and Mount Nicholas Stations and along the Von TRAIL SITE: www.aroundthemountains.co.nzValley, passing Lake Mavora. It then follows the Oreti River and from i-SITE INFO: www.queenstowni-site.co.nzMossburn along the old railway line to Lumsden. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 148
  • 149. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBACKGROUNDERThe Around the Mountains Trail gives cyclists the opportunity to explore anddiscover some of New Zealands most secluded and rustic rural countrysideat a relaxing pace without sacrificing the comforts of home. Those eager to betransported back in time will appreciate the many historic townships and relicsleft behind by the region’s pioneers. Along the way you can expect to be warmly NELSON / TASMANwelcomed by locals, served mouth-watering meals and told stories about the CONTENTSbeautiful places they call home, experiencing real, heartland New Zealand. InNovember 2010 operations began for one day guided and independent cyclerides. The day ride offers cyclists a small taste of whats to come with a premium5 day/4 night guided ride set to kick off in November 2011.BEST TIME TO RIDEThe trail’s easy gradient and great local climate make it a good ride all-year-round. CANTERBURY NORTHLANDGETTING THEREQueenstown’s town centre is ten minutes drive from the international airport.There are regular airport shuttles, taxis, rental cars and a local bus service. Manyactivity and accommodation providers also offer free shuttles to/from the towncentre. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYTrail partners: Southland District Council and Nga Haerenga, The New ZealandCycle WEST COASTRELATED LINKSVisit Southland: http://www.southlandnz.com/VisitSouthland/Explore/CampinginSouthland.aspx CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 149
  • 150. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONAROUND THE NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSMOUNTAINSCYCLE TRAIL LIMITED CANTERBURY NORTHLANDAround The Mountains Cycle Trail Ltd is the official website Contact Details:booking office, itinerary planner for the Around The Mountain WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Mike Barnett John KnightCycle Trail. Phone: +64 3 228 2256 +64 27 453 5770 WEST COASTCompany Directors: Mike Barnett & John Knight Address: PO Box 1938 Queenstown 9348 Email: info@aroundthemountains.co.nz; mike@aroundthemountains.co.nzAround the Mountains Cycle Trail Ltd operates itinerary planning/ john@aroundthemountions.co.nzaccommodation bookings, independent cycle hire, guided multi- Website: www.aroundthemountains.co.nzday tours, guided day tours, baggage transfer, and shuttle busservices returning to Queenstown. CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDBase: Around the Mountains Cycle Trail Ltd is based in OTAGO / SOUTHLANDQueenstown. Queenstown is the start of the Around The Mountains around theCycle Trail. RAIL TRAIL 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 150
  • 151. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONAROUND THE MOUNTAINS THREE DAY GUIDED CYCLE RIDE Booking Conditions: bookings are essential. If cancelling or amending retailThree Day Guided Cycle Ride, is a 100 km easy cycle ride. bookings, a refund will only be granted when Around The Mountains Cycle Trail receives notification 30 days prior to departure. Around The Mountains CycleDay 1: Meet your guide in Queenstown where you will be fitted with your mountain Trail reserves the right to amend timetables, cancel departures, substitute plantbikes and equipment, your day commences with a cruise from Queenstown on or equipment and alter ticket prices at any time.board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak where you will have abarbecue lunch. From Walter Peak you will cycle (14 km) through Walter Peak NELSON / TASMAN PRICING DETAILS:Station with stunning vistas of Lake Wakatipu and Mt Earnslaw to your overnight CONTENTSstop on the shores of Lake Wakatipu at Mt Nicholas Station. Retail Price: $1,295 per adult; $665 per childDay 2: (36 km) Your days ride departs from Mt Nicholas Station. You leave the Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiesstunning views of Lake Wakatipu and enter the Von River/ Von Valley. There will Duration: 3 days Queenstown return Queenstownbe a shuttle bus service up the Von 2.4 km incline (hill) for cyclists not wishing Group Size: 1 pax minimum and / 15 pax maximumto cycle up the only large hill on the cycle trail. The Mt Nicholas Station was the Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST.first sheep station in New Zealand to supply merino wool to the world-famous IceBreaker merino wool clothing brand. Encounter the original stone Homestead CANTERBURY NORTHLANDof Mt Nicholas Station, then cycle to Mavora Lakes, one of New Zealand’sprettiest Lakes. From Mavora Lakes you will be transported by bus to Te Anau to MEDIA ANGLEovernight at Te Anau Hotel and Villas. An easy three day guided cycle tour departing from Queenstown, where cyclists will encounter some of New Zealand’s most stunning scenery, viewing lakes,Day 3: (49 km) easy days ride. From Mavora Lakes the cycle trail follows the rivers, valleys and mountains. Visit Mavora Lakes one of New Zealand’s prettiestOreti River through the valley of the Eyre Mountains Conservation Park. There lakes and cycle through rural Southland farmland and returning to Queenstown.are amazing wilderness views and natural landscapes including the rock WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYformations at Three Kings and the crystal clear water of the Oreti River. After Overnight accommodation on the shores of Lake Wakatipu at Mt Nicholascrossing the Oreti River over a 95 m suspension bridge the cycle trail travels Station, and at Te Anau Hotel and Villas at Te Anau. WEST COASTthrough farm land to the small rural town of Mossburn. From Mossburn you willbe transported by bus back to Queenstown.Depart Queenstown: 1 January to 30 AprilCheck in: 12 noonBike Information/Specifications: the bike you will be riding is a Specialized bikedesigned for the conditions you will encounter. The bike is regularly serviced. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDBooking information: Refer to contact details on first page. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 151
  • 152. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONAROUND THE MOUNTAINS TWO DAY FREE INDEPENDENT PRICING DETAILS:CYCLE RIDE Retail Price: $485 per adult twin room; $295 per child under 12Two day, Free Independent (FIT) 100 km easy cycle ride. sharing with roll out bed in twin adult roomDay Before: Queenstown, briefing 4 pm, booking in,fitting bicycle and Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiesequipment. Duration: 2 days Queenstown return Queenstown NELSON / TASMANDay 1: 50 km, your day commences at 9.30 am with a cruise from Queenstown Group Size: 1 pax minimum and / 45 pax maximum CONTENTSon board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak where you will Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST.cycle through Walter Peak Station with stunning vistas of Lake Wakatipu andMt Earnslaw before entering the Von River/ Von Valley. There will be a shuttlebus service up the Von 2.4 km incline (hill) for cyclists not wishing to cycle upthe only large hill on the cycle trail. The Mt Nicholas Station was the first sheep MEDIA ANGLEstation in New Zealand to supply merino wool to the world-famous Ice Breaker An easy two day free independent (FIT) cycle tour:merino wool clothing brand. Encounter the original stone Homestead of Mt InclusiveNicholas Station, then cycle to Mavora Lakes, one of New Zealand’s prettiest • Accommodation CANTERBURY NORTHLANDlakes. From Mavora Lakes you will be transported by bus to Te Anau to overnight • Bike hirein a superior room at Hotel Lake Te Anau. • TSS Earnslaw across Lake WakatipuDay 2: (49 km) easy days ride. From Mavora Lakes the cycle trail follows theOreti River through the valley of the Eyre Mountains Conservation Park. There • Baggage transferare amazing wilderness views and natural landscapes including the rock • Von Hill shuttle busformations at Three Kings and the crystal clear water of the Oreti River. After • Shuttle bus transport return Queenstown WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYcrossing the Oreti River over a 95 m suspension bridge the cycle trail travelsthrough farm land to the small rural town of Mossburn. From Mossburn you will Departing from Queenstown, where cyclists will encounter some of New WEST COASTbe transported by bus back to Queenstown. Zealand’s most stunning scenery, viewing lakes, rivers, valleys and mountains. Visit Mavora Lakes one of New Zealand’s prettiest lakes and cycle through ruralDepart Queenstown: 1 January to 30 April Southland farmland and returning to Queenstown.Check in: day before departure at 4 pm Overnight accommodation at Hotel Lake Te Anau.Bike Information/Specifications: the bike you will be riding is a Specialized bikedesigned for the conditions you will encounter. Our bikes are regularly serviced.Booking information: Refer to contact details on first page. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDBooking Conditions: bookings are essential. If cancelling or amending retailbookings, a refund will only be granted when Around The Mountains Cycle Trailreceives notification 30 days prior to departure. Around The Mountains CycleTrail reserves the right to amend timetables, cancel departures, substitute plantor equipment and alter ticket prices at any time. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 152
  • 153. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONAROUND THE MOUNTAINS DAY GUIDED CYCLING QUEENSTOWN PRICING DETAILS:NEW ZEALAND Retail Price: $199 per adult; $135 per childDay cycle adventures, Walter Peak, visit Mavora Lakes Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiesMeet your tour guide in Queenstown where you will be fitted with your mountainbikes and equipment, your day commences with a cruise from Queenstown Duration: 7 hours 30 minutesonboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak. From Walter Peak Group Size: 1 pax minimum and / 9 pax maximum NELSON / TASMANyou are driven by van to Mavora Lakes. Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. CONTENTSAt Mavora Lakes you cycle along a quiet country road through beech forestand tussock grasslands. Lunch at historic musterers hut. Amazing photoopportunities along the way. MEDIA ANGLE Easy cycling suitable for a wide demographic market.• Easy cycling on quiet road through mostly gentle rolling terrain Adventure starts with a cruise from Queenstown on board the vintage steamship• Moderate fitness 1 hour to 4 hours leisurely cycling (15 - 35 kms) TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak from Walter Peak you are driven by a van to Mavora• Picnic lunch, hot drinks and afternoon tea included Lakes, one of New Zealand’s prettiest lakes. These lakes have not previously CANTERBURY NORTHLAND• Suitable for children 10 years and older been used as a tourism product. Stunning scenery, easy day cycling.• Small groups up to 9 • TSS Earnslaw cruise across to Walter Peak included• Return cycling on quiet back roads through Walter Peak and Mt Nicholas Stations, easy cycling WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY• Experienced guide, quality mountain bikes and back-up van WEST COASTDepart Queenstown: 1 October to 30 AprilCheck in: 9.00amBike Information/Specifications: the bike you will be riding is a Specialized bikedesigned for the conditions you will encounter. The bikes are regularly servicedThis is a joint product - between Around The Mountains Cycle Trail and RealJourneys Queenstown CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDBooking information: Refer to contact details on first page. OTAGO / SOUTHLANDBooking Conditions: bookings are essential. If cancelling or amending retailbookings, a refund will only be granted when Around The Mountains Cycle Trailreceives notification 24 hours prior to departure. Around The Mountains CycleTrail reserves the right to amend timetables, cancel departures, substitute plantor equipment and alter ticket prices at any time. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 153
  • 154. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONARROWTOWN NELSON / TASMANHOUSE BOUTIQUE CONTENTSHOTEL CANTERBURY NORTHLANDOutdoor adventure seekers will love Queenstown’s historic precinct Contact Details:of Arrowtown. Here you will discover Arrowtown House. You can WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Steve & Jeanette Broughride or hike directly from your hotel on quiet rural trails to the Phone: +64 3 4416008 WEST COASTlakeside, vineyards or mountains. Commencing from the historic Address: 10 Caernarvon St, Arrowtown, Queenstown.precinct you’ll be relaxed as you are able to avoid the heavily Email: gold@arrowtownhouse.comtrafficked downtown area. This is a significant advantage for Website: www.arrowtownhouse.comcyclists. Pick a different direction every day and never ride thesame trail twice. Afterwards relax. Your hosts are theWinners of a ‘Worlds Best Award’– A luxury escape guaranteed. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDFine food is a feature: “superb – and done with panache…..thisplace is a treasure”. Lyn Barnes, Food & Wine Editor, NZ Life &Leisure, Feb’ 09 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 154
  • 155. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONARROWTOWN HOUSE STAY-RIDE AROUND THE MOUNTAIN PRICING DETAILS:TRAIL PACKAGE Retail Price: From $385 per adult; $100 per child (must beStart your day with a scenic 45-minute cruise on the historic steamship TSS accompanied by an adult)Earnslaw. Launched in 1912, today the Earnslaw is the only passenger-carryingsteamboat left operating in the Southern Hemisphere. Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies Duration: Allow 5½ - 7½ hoursThis cruise takes you from downtown-Queenstown to the opposite side of Lake NELSON / TASMANWakatipu, New Zealand’s longest & third largest lake. Group Size: 2 minimum CONTENTS Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST.You disembark at Walter Peak a 6500-acre sheep ranch founded in 1860. Todaythe ranch runs 1500 sheep and 1000 cattle. The sheep are hardy merino in thehigher regions and perendale on the lower slopes. MEDIA ANGLEWalter Peak Station is notable for it’s isolation. Other than the steamship, its only Arrowtown House sits conveniently at the epicenter of the new [underother access is a 124 km unsealed road [from the direction of Te Anau] known construction] 100-kilometre “Queenstown Trail”. Upon completion thefor obvious reasons colloquially as the ‘Back Road.’ Queenstown Trail will incorporate the wine area of Gibbston Valley, the historicMounting your bikes you head off on the ‘Back Road’. Today you will cycle along CANTERBURY NORTHLAND Arrowtown precinct, Lake Hayes, and Queenstown.this route enjoying wonderful lake & mountain views. Considering your closeproximity to Queenstown you will find the feeling of remoteness & isolation veryrefreshing. Other than passing through a second sheep ranch - Mount Nicholas,you will see very few signs of human habitation.In the afternoon allow sufficient time to retrace your steps & return toQueenstown on the Earnslaw. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYWhen completed, the Around The Mountain trail will be a 175 kilometre ride. WEST COASTCurrently it is possible to ride the first 45 kilometres.This package includes:• I night Gournmet Package at Arrowtown House Boutique Hotel in a Deluxe Room• TSS Earnslaw return cruise• Bike hire [ 24 speed ‘Hybrid’ bikes as these are more comfortable than CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND ‘mountain bikes’]• Picnic lunch• MapModerate fitness required. Sutiable for children 10 years and over 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 155
  • 156. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS STATUS: OPEN SINCE 2000 % COMPLETED: 100% GRADE: EASY DURATION: FROM A FEW HOURS TO 4 OR MORE DAYS CANTERBURY NORTHLAND TOTAL LENGTH: 150KM TRAIL SITE: www.otagocentralrailtrail.co.nz i-SITE INFO: ALEXANDRA (++64 3 448 9515), RANFURLY (++64 3 444 1005),OTAGO CENTRAL QUEENSTOWN (++64 3 442 4100), CROMWELL (++64 3 445 0212), DUNEDIN (http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/isite) WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYRAIL TRAIL “ I completed the rail trail in 5 days in WEST COAST April 2010 with a group of 10 friends. Had an absolute blast. Spectacular scenery. Great accommodation. food and wine. We were all actually quite sad to be getting off the bikes by the endBuilt on the foundations of the disused Otago Central Railway line, despite not being especially fit to startthis is the rail trail that inspired the government-championed Nga with. We travelled east (Middlemarch)Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail. Officially opened in 2000 to west (Clyde) and had no problems. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Im a travel agent and have beenas a public reserve, The Otago Central Rail Trail cuts a 150km recommending this to everyone I canhorseshoe-shaped swath through the heart of Central Otago, the only think of.region in New Zealand with a continental climate characterised by Jeff Miller - MONDO TRAVEL, TAKAPUNA (ON AUCKLAND’S NORTH SHORE)hot summers, cold winters and low rainfall. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 156
  • 157. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBACKGROUNDER GETTING THEREThe Otago Central Rail Trail provides international travel buyers with a highly Just over an hour from Queenstown and a similar distance from Dunedin, gettingprofessional infrastructure of locally-based tour operators, accommodation to and from the Rail Trail offers travel experiences in themselves. Betweenproviders, bike hire, transport and other visitor support services. Queenstown and the trailhead at Clyde, the state highway takes in the wine-Cycling the Otago Central Rail Trail is to pedal through 150 km of diversity – producing Gibbston Valley and Cromwell Basin and the imposing Kawarau andvineyards, irrigated valleys, steep-sided gorges, high country sheep stations, Cromwell Gorges. Between Dunedin and the Middlemarch trailhead, with most NELSON / TASMANwide open spaces. The Rail Trail is also a journey through history and human travellers preferring to travel on board the historic Taieri Gorge Railway. CONTENTSendeavour where mountains still bear the scars of 1860s water races that Trail Partners: The Otago Central Rail Trail is a recreational reserve (access isbrought water to long-gone gold mines. The workmanship and detailing of stone free of charge) developed by the Department of Conservation in partnership withbridge abutments and tunnel facings help show why it took 16 years to push the Otago Central Rail Trail Trust.through the Otago Central Railway from Middlemarch (1891) to Clyde (1907).For over half a century the economic lifeline between Dunedin and CentralOtago, the railway also linked isolated communities which today represent over20 on-and-off trail townships and settlements with, amenities ranging from a CANTERBURY NORTHLANDsingle B & B or country hotel to a wide range of accommodation options, foodand refreshments and shopping. With distances between accommodationgenerally 7 to 15 km, the Rail Trail can be just a few hours experience, or whengoing the full distance, relatively easy cycling over four or more days. Cycled inthree days or less, difficulty climbs to intermediate and although there are nosteep sections, inclines can be long. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYBEST TIME TO RIDE WEST COASTIn spring riders can cycle through a picture postcard landscape of blossoms andnew growth. Slap on the sunscreen in summer and make the trail a leisurelyride. Visit the Rail Trail in autumn and be stunned by Centrals colours ofbrowns, golds and famous red-leafed armies of majestic poplar trees. Wrap upwarm and venture onto the trail in winter knowing that not far ahead a pubsroaring fire and southern hospitality awaits, although winter months are best leftto more hardy souls. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 157
  • 158. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONADVENTURE NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSSOUTH CANTERBURY NORTHLANDAdventure South is the leading cycleway guided tour operator. We Contact Details:have been operating since 1992 and have guided the Otago Central WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Geoff GabitesRail Trail for the past 7 years. We have expanded our cycleway Phone: +64 3 942 1222 WEST COASTproduct range to now include 5 day all inclusive guided products Address: P.O Box 33 153, Christchurchon the Molesworth High Country region, the new Alps to Ocean tour Email: guide@advsouth.co.nzand the new Motu cycle trail in the North Island. With in excess of Website: www.advsouth.co.nz50 cycleway departures catering for the older recreational marketand with strong professional connections through the wholesalesector, we are an excellent partner for those wishing to grow this CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDmarket. We can cater for all levels of delivery and have severalstrong agent partnerships. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 158
  • 159. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONOTAGO CENTRAL RAIL TRAIL PRICING DETAILS:For the past 7 years Adventure South has provided a 5 and 6 day guided Retail Price: $1295 per adult; ORT Classicproduct starting and finishing in Christchurch. Our itinerary includes all the $1690 per adult; ORT Explorermajor icons including the Taieri Gorge railway, an overnight in Dunedin and a Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiescoastal ride which explores the historic warehouse quarter of Oamaru. Duration: Otago Rail Trail Explorer 6 daysWith weekly departures we provide an ideal link service for those travelling NELSON / TASMANthrough Christchurch. We also provide an option to start or finish in Queenstown Group Size: No minimum and / or maximum but best suits CONTENTSand Dunedin. groups of up to 14 pax. Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST.Accommodation is with character lodges and motels throughout with en suiteavailable. We provide added value via side trips to nearby highpoints to involvecurling and sightseeing. MEDIA ANGLEOur market has become clearly defined as one strongly within the 40 – 70 A diverse itinerary which includes the canals of the Mackenzie basin and theage group and this market is encouraged by the ease and quality of the riding coastal roads and historic quarter of Oamaru, in addition to the very diverse 3experience to seek out repeat experiences such as on the new trails provided CANTERBURY days on the Otago Rail Trail. Viaducts and tunnels, sheep and local colour. NORTHLANDunder the Nga Haerenga project.We provide some of the best cycles on the trail using a 27 speed hybrid withfront and rear bags, end bars and computers. All meals other than lunches areincluded.Increasingly we see a growth in demand for the longer 6 day product whereclients spend an additional day on the trail and experience a farm tour plus WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYadditional additional side trips. This has been ideal for family groups and those WEST COASTseeking more time to explore.This is a very user friendly cycle experience with lots of café infrastructure.We deliver a high rate of client satisfaction and look forward to developingpartnerships with good professional agents. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 159
  • 160. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONCLUTHA RIVER NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSCRUISES CANTERBURY NORTHLANDClutha River Cruises is the only operator in the spectacular Contact Details:Roxburgh Gorge of the Clutha River. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Steve ToyerOur tour takes in magnificent Central Otago scenery, whilst getting Phone: +64 (0)3 449 3155 WEST COASTup close to some of New Zealand’s best preserved gold history. Address: 7E Blyth Street, Clyde, Central Otago, 9330 Email: info@clutharivercruises.co.nzChinese and European stone huts, almost hidden, nestle into the Website: www.clutharivercruises.co.nzschist rock outcrops.Accompanied by experienced, owner operator guides, the historyof the Dunstan gold fields is brought to life in a way that fires the CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDimagination. OTAGO / SOUTHLANDWe provide a tour that is a unique and true adventure, one that hasthe customer in awe of the spectacular and mighty Clutha River.(Please refer also to Clutha River Adventures in Roxburgh GorgeTrail Section) 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 160
  • 161. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONCLUTHA RIVER CRUISES HERITAGE CRUISE MEDIA ANGLEClutha River Cruises Heritage Cruise ventures through the spectacular scenery Clutha River Cruises showcases the 7th biggest river in the world as it travelsof the Roxburgh Gorge. The cruise is available to start and return to Alexandra, through a gorge unlike any other in New Zealand. A gorge filled with forgottenor also as a one-way trip that can start at either Roxburgh or Alexandra and history of the great gold rushes that transformed this country in the 1860’s.travel the full length of the gorge, linking cycle trails. Miners huts tucked into amazing schist formations, ghost towns left untouchedThe Roxburgh Gorge is only accessible by boat and foot. Our Cruise offers a by our modern world. A chance to glimpse into history, accompanied by well NELSON / TASMANunique opportunity to explore these isolated reaches of the might Clutha River spun stories of days gone by CONTENTSand view some of New Zealand’s best examples of European and Chinese goldmining.The guide and skipper for the tour greets guests at the boat ramp. After asafety brief, all sit back on the superbly appointed cruise boats and depart,with the skipper spinning well polished yarns of days gone by. Starting with thediscovery of gold in New Zealand, all the way through to gold mining during thedepression, the skipper brings to life tales of endeavour and hardship. CANTERBURY NORTHLANDCustomers can view the miners huts tucked away in the spectacular schist rockformations and wander through one of the best-preserved 1860’s mining townsin New Zealand. The guide will take guests on a guided tour of Doctors Point,highlighting points of interest and explaining how a mining town operated.Whilst cruising there is plenty of opportunity to take in and photograph some ofthe most stunning scenery that Central Otago has to offer. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYClutha River Cruises is able to join the Central Otago Rail Trail to the Roxburgh WEST COASTGold Trail in a unique and entertaining manner. Transport for bikes and luggageis available, allowing guests to break their cycling holiday with one of the bestboat cruises in New Zealand.PRICING DETAILS: Retail Price: $95 per adult; $50 per child CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies Duration: 2.5 hours Group Size: Minimum 2 pax Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 161
  • 162. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONCYCLE SURGERY NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSRAIL TRAIL LIMITED CANTERBURY NORTHLANDCycle Surgery specializes in bike hire and tours on the Otago Contact Details:Central Rail Trail. The 150km Rail Trail runs from Middlemarch WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name: Pip Wilkieto Clyde and encompasses stunning scenery, amazing Phone: FREEPHONE 0800 292 534 (NZ Only) +64 346 436 30 WEST COASTengineering feats, historic gold mining townships and comfortable Address: Snow Avenue, Middlemarch, Otago 9597accommodation. Email: hire@cyclesurgery.co.nz Website: www.cyclesurgery.co.nzCycle Surgery hires the only custom designed mountain bikes, thatare New Zealand designed specifically for the Otago Central RailTrail conditions. Every client is professionally fitted with a helmetand onto their Cycle Surgery Hire Bike for optimum comfort and CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDpleasure on the Rail Trail. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 162
  • 163. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONCYCLE SURGERY FIVE DAY TOUR PRICING DETAILS:The Otago Central Rail Trail is a fantastic activity for people of all ages and fitness Retail Price: From $1200 per personlevels to experience. From families to large groups the Rail Trail can cater for Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companieseverybody’s needs and requirements. At Cycle Surgery we hire mountain bikes,kids bikes, kids trailers, kids seats, tag-a-longs and tandem bikes. Duration: 5 Day Group Size: 1-30 peopleThe Five Day Tour begins with a scenic train trip on the Taieri Gorge Railway, NELSON / TASMANone of the top ten train trips in the world. The train trip takes you from Dunedin Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. CONTENTSto Middlemarch through the spectacular Taieri Gorge. You will be professionallyfitted onto your hire bike at our Middlemarch Depot. Spend the afternoon MEDIA ANGLEexploring Middlemarch and testing out your hire bike. Day two sees you cycling27km from Middlemarch to Hyde, a gentle incline through the heart of the Cycle Surgery has been offering mountain bike hire on the Otago Central RailStrath Taieri Valley. On day three you cycle 46km from Hyde to Wedderburn, the Trail since its inception in 2000. Cycle Surgery offers the only custom designedhighest point on the Rail Trail. Day four and downhill from here, you cycle 42km mountain bikes specifically designed for the Otago Central Rail Trail conditions.from Wedderburn to Omakau. On the last day you cycle 37km from Omakau Cycle Surgery is one of the largest operators, operating tours and bike hire on the Otago Central Rail Trail. CANTERBURYto Clyde. From Clyde you can either spend a night in Clyde celebrating your NORTHLANDRail Trail Experience or there is transport available onto Queenstown, Dunedin,Wanaka or Middlemarch.Cycle Surgery Tours can be amended to suit client requests, including longer orshorter tours and tours commencing from either end of The Otago Central RailTrail or anywhere in between. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYCycle Surgery is one of the largest operators on the Rail Trail with Cycle Surgerydepots at both Middlemarch and Clyde. Cycle the Rail Trail with Cycle Surgery WEST COASTand we guarantee that you are riding the best hire bikes on the Otago CentralRail Trail. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 163
  • 164. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMANHAWKDUN LODGE CONTENTS CANTERBURY NORTHLANDHawkdun Lodge is a new accommodation complex beside the Otago Contact Details:Central Rail Trail in Ranfurly. The complex can accommodate up WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Diane Patersonto 26 people. It has 13 attractively presented units and has been Phone: +64 3 4449 750 WEST COASTpurpose built for Otago Central Rail Trail cyclists with a large guest Address: 1 Bute Street, Ranfurlylounge for socializing, an indoor spa pool for relaxing, a secure Email: info@hawkdunlodge.co.nzbike room, a laundry and free internet. Other services that can be Website: www.hawkdunlodge.co.nzprovided include dinner for groups in the Hawkdun Room (arrangedprior to arrival), a sports massage therapist for recuperating aftercycling and organizing additional activities i.e. a game of curling CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDat the indoor curling rink in Naseby, escorted 4 wheel driveexcursions into the hill country, visits to local gardens, visits toheritage sites to name just a few.Hawkdun Lodge has been described as having ‘city style withCentral Otago hospitality’. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 164
  • 165. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONHawkdun Lodge has 13 units each with a unique décor that reflects an aspect of our landscape and history. Hawkdun Lodge is all about comfort and style.Well appointed units with modern furnishings, ensuites, comfortable beds andquality bed linen, just what people need after a day of cycling. A variety of unitsare available:Premium spa bath units (for 1-2 people) – king sized beds that can be split into NELSON / TASMANsingles, kitchen facilities and spa bath CONTENTSStudio units (for 1-2 people) – king sized beds that can be split into singles,kitchen facilities and ensuite bathroomsOne bedroom units (for 2-3 adults) – queen bedroom, kitchen, ensuite bathroomand queen sofa bed in lounge for additional person or childrenFamily unit (for 4-6 people) – two bedrooms and queen sofa bed in lounge foradditional person or children, two ensuite bathrooms, two kitchens CANTERBURY NORTHLANDPRICING DETAILS: Retail Price: $125 per adult (sole occupancy), $175 for studio unit (double), $195 for spa bath unit (double), $195 for one bedroom unit (double) and $45 for extra person; family unit $350 for 4 and $45 for extra person, children WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY under 3 years free of charge, over 3 years adult rate. WEST COAST Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 165
  • 166. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONKOKONGA NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSLODGE CANTERBURY NORTHLANDKokonga Lodge situated in beautiful gardens offers luxury, boutique Contact Details:accommodation on the Otago Central Rail Trail. The lodge can WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Dorothy Piper & Malcolm Edwardsaccommodate up to 12 guests in stylish, double/twin ensuited Phone: +64 03 444 9774 WEST COASTrooms. Guest areas are elegant and inviting with TV, DVDs, music, Address: 33 Kokonga-Waipiata Road, RD 3 Ranfurly, Central Otago 9397original art and a comprehensive library of modern and collectible Email: info@kokongalodge.co.nzworks. Full breakfast is inclusive in the tariff and a delicious Website: www.kokongalodge.co.nzevening meal is available with pre-booking. The lodge overlooksthe Taieri River and has inspiring views over the Maniototo Plainsto the Kakanui Mountains. Kokonga Lodge is the perfect stopover to CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDexplore the region. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 166
  • 167. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONKOKONGA LODGE This is a perfect opportunity for the international traveller with limited time.Kokonga Lodge, a Qualmark 4+ guest and hosted property is situated on the Dorothy will assist agents with regard to transport arrangements and bookings for150km long Otago Central Rail Trail, 42kms from Middlemarch and 32kms from activities during the client’s stay at the Lodge.Wedderburn. The lodge is one of the few accommodations right on the trail andis surrounded by 5 acres of gardens. PRICING DETAILS:Dorothy and Malcolm offer a perfect haven for the biker or walker with six Retail Price: NELSON / TASMAN $285 (double), $230 single adult; $71.85 per child (ifstylish double/twin rooms all with ensuites, welcoming guest areas and a CONTENTS sharing with adult)range of services. These include guest laundry, internet, TV, DVDs, music and Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiescomprehensive library. Dorothy is a painter and the lodge features many of Duration: N/Aher works, Malcolm is responsible for the beautiful gardens and supplying thelodge with flowers, fruit and vegetables. Full breakfast is inclusive in the tariff Group Size: Maximum 12and a delicious three-course meal can be provided with pre-booking. The lodge Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST.is rapidly acquiring a reputation for its fine cuisine and the evening dining hasbecome an eagerly anticipated lodge experience. MEDIA ANGLE CANTERBURY NORTHLANDThe Maniototo Experience The Otago Central Rail Trail is the premiere cycling trail in New Zealand andThis is the perfect 2-night stop-over for people wanting to explore the offers 150km of trail with a gentle gradient and travels through some of the mostinspirational hinterland of the Otago Central Rail Trail. stunning scenery. Kokonga Lodge was established in 2007 and has attractedA stay-over day at Kokonga Lodge can provide the time to: fish for trout in many rail trail bikers and walkers. With its stunning views and central location thethe local dams and the Taieri River, visit historic goldfields and the working lodge has become a popular longer stay for those wanting to explore the region.Oceania Gold mine, take a 4-wheel drive adventure with a local operator who will Guests have shown much interest in the artwork in the lodge particularly WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYintroduce you to the fascinating sites and stories of the region and take you high Dorothy’s own paintings. In Winter 2012 Kokonga Lodge is hosting a week-longinto the mountains to view the most spectacular South Island scenery or try the WEST COAST art school.old Scottish game of curling in the only indoor Olympic size curling rink in thesouthern hemisphere.A Rail Trail HighlightKokonga Lodge is situated near one of the most scenic sections of the rail trail,the 14km from Kokonga to Hyde. Using lodge bikes, bike from Kokonga toDaisybank, cross the main road and enter a section of dramatic terrain to Tiroiti. CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDFrom Tiroiti the trail leads onto the spectacular 91m long, 32m high Prices Creek OTAGO / SOUTHLANDViaduct and onto the 151m long Hyde tunnel. A gentle gradient takes you tothe small township of Hyde and a leisurely lunch at the Hyde Café. Return toKokonga by bike or transport can be arranged. The trip offers stunning scenery,fascinating history and great photo opportunities. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 167
  • 168. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONLUXURY RAIL TRAIL NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSTOURS LIMITED CANTERBURY NORTHLANDThe Otago Central Rail Trail is one of the most popular recreational Contact Details:activities in New Zealand. Luxury Rail Trail Tours offers exclusive WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name: Pip Wilkiepackages for travellers wanting to cycle the Rail Trail in style. Phone: FREEPHONE 0800 904 185 (NZ Only) +64 272 904 185 WEST COASTClients are captivated by the stunning Central Otago scenery, Address: PO Box 48, Middlemarch, Otago 9597fascinated by the history of the historic gold mining towns they Email: enquiries@luxuryrailtrailtours.co.nzpass through and enthralled by the ambience and elegance of the Website: www.luxuryrailtrailtours.co.nzluxury accommodation they stay at. Experience pure luxury with aLuxury Rail Trail Tour. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 168
  • 169. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONCULINARY DELIGHT TOUR PRICING DETAILS:“Add a taste of gourmet cuisine and Central Otago Pinot Noir to your Cycle Tour” Retail Price: From $2000 - $2500 per personThe Culinary Delight Tour is designed to show case the best local cuisine Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiesand award winning wines Central Otago has to offer. Central Otago is New Duration: 7 DayZealand’s fastest growing wine industry, with its highly acclaimed, award Group Size: 2-12 peoplewinning Pinot Noir. NELSON / TASMAN Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. CONTENTSThe Culinary Delight Tour begins with a guided tour of Central Otago’s bestwineries including a delicious platter style lunch at Carrick Winery. Afterspending a night in Clyde clients are fitted onto their uniquely designed hire MEDIA ANGLEbikes and begin their five day cycling experience on the Otago Central Rail Trail. The Otago Central Rail Trail is New Zealand’s leading Cycle Trail, the first ofThroughout their Rail Trail adventure clients will experience picturesque Central many Great Rides in New Zealand. Luxury Rail Trail Tours is the first company toOtago landscapes, spectacular viaducts and historic bridges and tunnels carved offer high-end, luxury tours on the Otago Central Rail Trail.over 100 years ago. At the completion of each day clients will relax and enjoythe comforts of their accommodation. Central Otago Wine Tasting and pre dinner CANTERBURY NORTHLANDnibbles are served prior to a gourmet evening meal. Luggage is transferredfrom accommodation to accommodation and should clients require a rest fromcycling the Rail Trial Shuttle is available to pick them up and transport them totheir next destination.The Otago Central Rail Trail is accessible to most people who have a basiclevel of fitness and are able to ride a bike. The track is on an old railway track WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYso the inclines are gentle and the downhill’s are enjoyable and well worth theride.Tours can be amended or custom designed to suit client needs. Tours WEST COASTcan commence from either Clyde or Middlemarch and 1-2 day tours can bearranged where clients cycle a part of the Central Otago Rail Trail. Other themedtours are available including Timeless Land Tour, Go Active Tour, Winter Blastand Corporate Tours. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 169
  • 170. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONOFF THE NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSRAILS CANTERBURY NORTHLANDOff The Rails is a small boutique company operating on Contact Details:New Zealand’s premium cycle trail: the Otago Central Rail Trail. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Sonya Broccardo / Nicky TompkinsWe arrange everything needed for a complete Rail Trail experience, Phone: +64 27 363 3724 / Freephone in NZ: 0800-633-7245 WEST COASTboth on and off the trail. We use our own mountain bikes, transport Address: PO Box 969, Queenstownand heritage accommodation, which are for the exclusive use of Email: info@offtherails.co.nzour guests. Website: www.offtherails.co.nzBased in both Queenstown and Ranfurly, Off The Rails employ bornand bred locals as our driver/guides and accommodation hosts,They are dedicated to providing the personal touch for our guests CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDand their passion is sharing the culture and history of CentralOtago. Our commitment to responsible tourism earned Off The Railsa Qualmark Enviro Bronze Award. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 170
  • 171. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONOFF THE RAILS: CYCLE TOUR PACKAGES PRICING DETAILS:Our standard tour package is: Retail Price: $1,275 per adult / $955 per child4 days / 3 nights Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiesCustomised tours for groups of 6+ adults: Duration: Standard tour: 4 days / 3nights3 days / 2 nights (customised options available) NELSON / TASMAN5 days / 4 nights Group Size: 4-12 standard / 6-20 customised CONTENTS Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST.Our standard tour package includes:Pick up in Queenstown or Clyde.Front-suspension mountain bike & accessories. MEDIA ANGLE Off The Rails is a small boutique company offering the complete Rail TrailTransport to and from the Rail Trail each day. experience through its fully-supported cycle tour packages. We are unique3 nights’ heritage accommodation in Off The Rails’ Ranfurly properties. in hosting our own heritage accommodation in Ranfurly, where our local staffSightseeing opportunities welcome guests like family and are dedicated to their comfort and enjoyment. CANTERBURY NORTHLAND This includes evening trips to nearby historic villages and other sightseeingTransport to iconic Central Otago eateries each evening. opportunities.Continental breakfast & afternoon tea. Off The Rails was the first operator on the Rail Trail to be awarded Qualmark’sReturn transfer to Queenstown at tour’s end** Enviro Bronze Award.** Option of transfer to Taieri Gorge Scenic Railway WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYOff The Rails’ tours can be enjoyed by cyclists of all ages and of vaying degreesof fitness. There are a couple of hills, but nothing steeper than the 1:50 that the WEST COASTsteam trains could manage!Off The Rails’ guests stay at our heritage accommodation in Ranfurly, (halfwaypoint on the Rail Trail). This makes for a home away from home during the tourand frees guests from the need to cycle to a set destination each day. On thedays that guests don’t ride into or out of Ranfurly, they are transferred to andfrom the Rail Trail by our driver guides. CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDThese much-loved locals will also drive guests on evening trips to the historic OTAGO / SOUTHLANDgold-mining villages of St Bathans and Naseby, where a spot of curling canincrease the appetite for dinner! 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 171
  • 172. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONOLIVERS CENTRAL NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSOTAGO CANTERBURY NORTHLANDA stay at this distinctively Central Otago property is a unique Contact Details:boutique accommodation experience. Olivers Lodge and Stables WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): David and Andrea Ritchiehas opened a new chapter in its fascinating history. A recent Phone: +64 3 449 2600 WEST COASTrestoration blends the old with the new, creating a modern day Address: 34 Sunderland Street, Clyde, Central Otago 9330ambience in this historic location. Email: enquiries@OliversCentralOtago.co.nz Website: www.OliversCentralOtago.co.nzSituated in Clyde’s historic precinct, Olivers was built by BenjaminNaylor in 1869 as a general store, servicing the prospectorswho sought their fortunes during the Otago gold rush. The Lodge,stables and other buildings quickly followed. Today, in recognition CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDof its outstanding heritage value, Olivers is protected by the NZHistoric Places Trust with a priority category one classification. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 172
  • 173. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATION PRICING DETAILS:Owners Andrea and David Ritchie have sensitively restored the property’s Retail Price: Room rates range from $195 to $315 per night,elegant homestead and stables which now provide accommodation that is chic, breakfast includedsophisticated and comfortable. Choose between the five Stables rooms, with a Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiesrustic ambience reminiscent of Central Otago pioneering days or the six Lodgerooms that showcase elegant contemporary interiors. Group Size: Eleven double rooms - Maximum 26 people NELSON / TASMAN Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST.All rooms have new ensuites, many with claw foot baths and under-floor heating. CONTENTSCentral heating throughout the Lodge and Stables creates a warm and invitingenvironment especially during the crisp, clear days of winter. With most rooms MEDIA ANGLEoffering either SuperKing or King sized beds and with fine quality linen and The pretty village of Clyde is one of the most well preserved 1860s gold miningluxurious down- filled quilts, a relaxed, comfortable stay is guaranteed. towns in New Zealand and at it’s heart are the historic buildings that make upAll rooms open out onto Olivers sun drenched courtyard or front garden where Olivers Central Otago.guests can wind down and enjoy local Otago wines and platters of fine food, Stay at Olivers and experience living history in discerning, contemporary stylewhilst taking in the views of the surrounding hills. whilst enjoying all the activities and entertainment that Central Otago has to offer. CANTERBURY NORTHLANDA freshly baked hot breakfast awaits guests in the cosy 120 year old breakfast Olivers Central Otago – Lodge and Stables: inspired by the past, enhanced byroom (originally the servant’s quarters) or can be enjoyed alfresco in the the present.courtyard. A guest lounge is filled with books, many of which provide historyand information on the Otago region. A television and free wireless internetaccess is provided. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYOTAGO CENTRAL RAIL TRAILOlivers in Clyde is the perfect location to enjoy the start or finish of the Otago WEST COASTCentral Rail Trail. Relax in comfort and style before or after the adventure of thecycle trail and take time to explore the beauty and history of Clyde and its localenvirons.Alternatively, stay at Olivers and incorporate a customised one day tour of themost spectacular section of the Rail Trail – the Poolburn Gorge section withtunnels, viaducts and schist bluffs. Then spend the following days wine tasting or CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDcruising down the mighty Clutha River. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 173
  • 174. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSTRAIL JOURNEYS LTD CANTERBURY NORTHLANDTrail Journeys are the longest serving and largest company on the Contact Details:very popular Otago Central Railtrail providing a quality product WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name: Neville Grubb, Managing Directorin all the services associated with the Railtrail including Bike Phone: +64 3 449-2150 Cell: +64 21 610 443 WEST COASTHire, Transport, Luggage Transfer, Accommodation bookings and Address: 16 Springvale Road, RD1, AlexandraGuided Tours. Trail Journeys are the recipients of “The Otago Email: nev@trailjourneys.co.nzTourism Business Awards” for 2010 and are members of TIANZ Website: www.trailjourneys.co.nzand Qualmark. Trail Journeys has been very active in the overseasmarket and this will be the 5th TRENZ that we have attended. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 174
  • 175. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION5 DAY CENTRAL OTAGO WINE AND RAILTRAIL PRICING DETAILS:CYCLING COMBO PACKAGE Retail Price: $1710.00 per personThis Wine/Railtrail Combo Guided cycle adventure is a 5 day 4 night cycle tour; Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companiescycling 3.5 to 4.5 hours per day on the vehicle free Otago Central Railtrail. Thistrail is very achievable for all levels of experience and fitness because of the easy Duration: 5 daysgradients encountered. Group Size: A minimum of 8 persons and maximum of 16 NELSON / TASMANThis tour is the ultimate way to experience some of the best that Central Otago Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. CONTENTShas to offer. We begin with your pick up from Queenstown and transfer to Clyde,not only absorbing the wonderful scenery on offer, but tasting some fantasticcool climate wines, local cheeses and sitting down to a gorgeous Gourmet platter MEDIA ANGLEstyle lunch at one of the vineyards, all the time in the care of Appellation Central Trail Journeys is an established local Tourism Company that has been operatingWine Tours. on the Otago Central Railtrail since the year 2000. We have several products suitable for the export ready market, offering 1 and 2 day packages as well asYou will then be taken to Clyde and your guided rail trail tour begins. You will be longer duration guided and packaged products.entranced by the amazing scenery whilst cycling over viaducts, through tunnels CANTERBURY Central Otago is fast becoming a destination for those travelers who want to NORTHLANDand encountering old historic hotels. visit the “Real New Zealand” mixing with the locals, exploring the history andCyclists will experience wonderful local cuisine and meet colourful local people, sampling the unique local products. The tourism market in Central Otago isvisit historic gold mining sites and in the evenings take side trips to explore being driven by the Otago Central Railtrail, bringing people to the area from allthe historic gold mining towns of St Bathan’s and Naseby. Try your hand at the over NZ and the world.ancient sport of curling, or sample a farm tour. We also visit New Zealand’slargest goldmine at Macraes Flat. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYAt the end of your adventure you have the option of returning to Queenstown or WEST COASTtravelling on the historic Taieri Gorge Railway to Dunedin.Our Wine/Railtrail Combo tour is all inclusive including the wine experience,meals (as listed) accommodation, cycle hire, curling, Macraes and St Bathansvisit, with the TG train to finish, or if you wish to return to Queenstown.Guided tours operate 1 September to 31 May. Trail Journeys also offermany other options including our very popular 5 day cycle only product andEXECUTIVE AND CUSTOM TOURS. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDFor more details please contact Nev at nev@trailjourneys.co.nzor Mobile: 0064-21-610-443 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 175
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