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|Henry Cole Special Tour|
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See the best sights in New Zealand and feel as if you have visited six different continents in three weeks. From tropical rainforests and idyllic beaches, to glaciers and snowy peaks. You will see Saharan-like sand dunes, volcanoes and primeval fiords along the way.
Ride through New Zealand roadscapes that most motorcyclists only dream of, take on the Rimutuka Ranges, Milford Road, Lewis and Lindis Pass. There is a reason Haast Pass is called "Motorcycle Heaven", most cameras can't capture its beauty, and the road is incredible to ride!
If you like to do things properly, and don't want to miss out on anything that New Zealand has to offer then this is the guided motorbike tour for you.
Distance 4650 km/2890 miles
9-29 Nov 2015 3-23 Jan 2016 12 Feb - 3 March 2016 Henry Cole Special Tour 10-30 Mar 2016
Band A – G650GS, F700GS, F800R, F800GS, F800GT, Triumph Tiger 800
Band B – R1200GS, Spyder ST, R1200RS, R1200R,
Band C - S100XR, R1200RT, K1600GT, K1600GTL, Spyder RT
Please Note: All tour prices are PER PERSON in New Zealand dollars and include GST (Goods & Services Tax)
|Band A||Band B||Band C|
|Couple, 1 bike share double||$14410||$15375||$15915|
|Rider, own room||$22390||$24320||$25400|
|2 Riders 2 bikes, share twin||$17015||$18945||$20025|
|Band A||Band B||Band C|
|Couple, 1 bike share double||$9240||$10215||$10670|
|Rider, own room||$14790||$16740||$17650|
|2 Riders 2 bikes, share twin||$11500||$13450||$14360|
|Day 1||Auckland to Hokianga 274km: From Auckland, ride along the edge of the Tasman Sea, up the West Coast and through the Waipoua forest. This forest is home to ancient kauri trees, like 'Tane Mahuta' - the King of the Forest in Maori folklore, that are over 50 metres tall. Spend the night on the edge of the remote and unspoiled Hokianga Harbour, with views of the 300m high sand dunes across the harbour.|
|Day 2||Hokianga to Paihia, the heart of the Bay of Islands 210km: We take the tiny car ferry across the Hokianga harbour and ride the traffic free roads of Northland. This afternoon, explore historic Russell Kororareka, the first capital of New Zealand.|
|Day 3||Paihia to Auckland 227km: Head south, hugging the coastline and enjoying views of the Pacific Ocean, before turning inland and riding through Auckland, the 'City of Sails'.|
|Day 4||Auckland to The Coromandel 210km: We ride south out of the city across rolling green country side to the Coromandel Peninsular - an area of outstanding natural beauty and fantastic biking roads. Every corner reveals a stunning view across native forest, rugged hills and blue sea.|
|Day 5||Coromandel to Rotorua 250km : Ride the circuit around the Coromandel Peninsular and have lunch in Coromandel township. See bush clad hills and enjoy stunning views of the coastline. On the way to Tauranga, take on the Karangahake Gorge, one of the most scenic rides in the North Island. Then head to Rotorua, the geothermal hotspot of New Zealand.|
|Day 6||Free day in Rotorua : See boiling mud and geysers at Whakarewarewa Maori village. Visit the Agrodome, take a gondola and ride and try the luge, fly to White Island – an active volcano or discover what zorbing is. A Maori cultural show and hangi feast is arranged for the evening with a chance to see our national bird - the Kiwi!|
|Day 7||Rotorua to Napier 230km: Lake Taupo, in the centre of the North Island is your first destination, it's a favourite holiday playground for North Islanders. Stop for lunch and visit the pounding Huka Falls. Cross the Ahimanawa and Maungaharuru ranges and ride through the vineyards of Eskdale, before arriving in Napier, New Zealand's home of Art Deco.|
|Day 8||Napier to Wellington 320Km: Continue south, through vineyard country and see Hawkes Bay's orchards. Ride over the winding Rimutakas, just north of Wellington where pretty houses cling to the hillsides overlooking Wellington Harbour. Explore the capital city and see the 'Beehive' - New Zealand's government building and visit the fabulous Te Papa Museum..|
|Day 9||Wellington to Nelson 110km: Cross Cook Strait by ferry, and ride the Marlborough Sounds iconic roadway - Queen Charlotte Drive. Follow the road through dense pine forests to Nelson, Australasia's largest fishing port with its unique microclimate. Nelson has the highest number of sunshine hours in the country and is known for its art and culture.|
|Day 10||Nelson to Hanmer Springs 310km: Ride south over Mt Hope Saddle and through the Buller Gorge. Stop for lunch at the old gold mining town of Murchison, then ride the famous Lewis Pass with its world-class mountain scenery.|
|Day 11||Free day in Hanmer Springs. Set in a basin of forest clad mountains and home of natural hot springs where you can soak away your aches and just relax|
|Day 12||Hanmer Springs to Punakaiki 258km : Another chance to ride the spectacular Lewis Pass - a fantastic scenic ride and an old Maori greenstone trail. Stop at Reefton, a historic gold mining town for lunch then head to Punakaiki on the wild West Coast. See Pancake Rocks, incredible rock formations and blowholes were 30 million years in the making.|
|Day 13||Punakaiki to Fox Glacier 213km: The West Coast road looks towards the Tasman Sea on the right and Southern Alps on the left. The road winds it's way through native rainforest as we approach Fox, excellent and exciting riding! The glaciers are an awe inspiring sceptical, amazing seen from the ground, and even more stunning from above. A helicopter can take you on a trip you'll never forget!|
|Day 14||Fox Glacier to Queenstown 352km: Today you'll experience rainforest, stunning coastline, mountain passes and crystal clear lakes! We ride north along the Pacific coastline, then turn inland and take on Haast Pass - renowned as 'The best motorcycling in the world'. We head to Wanaka then over the Crown Range - the highest sealed road in New Zealand - to spend two nights in Queenstown.|
|Day 15||Explore Queenstown: Paragliding, jet boating, bungee jumping and white water rafting are just a few of the adventure activities that you can try in Queenstown. Or, you could take a ride alongside Lake Wakatipu to Glenorchy, visit a vineyard, or explore Arrowtown; a historic gold mining town full of cafes, art galleries and location of many scenes from Lord Of the Rings .|
|Day 16||Queenstown to Te Anau 170km: Take a short, but stunning ride to Te Anau and see Fiordland's primeval landscapes. This is one of the few places on the planet the wilderness is still pristine. Waterfalls tumble hundreds of metres into forested valleys, the mirror surfaces of the fiords reflect the majestic towering mountains the word 'silence' takes on a different meaning.|
|Day 17||Te Anau to Milford Sound - Te Anau 110km each way : Ride along the shores of Lake Te Anau, through the famous Homer tunnel, and down to Milford Sound. The mountainous views on the road to Milford are almost as impressive as the Fiord itself. Keep an eye out for kea, a cheeky alpine parrot with a taste for rubber and plastic. Your cruise on Milford Sound is included.|
|Day 18||Te Anau to Dunedin 320km: Today's route is a curvaceous ride that winds through central Otago, to the very Scottish city of Dunedin. Victorian architecture and the divine Otago Peninsula makes this a particularly attractive place to visit. We pass through the fly- fishing capital of New Zealand - Gore where we stop for lunch and visit a fascinating vintage aircraft museum and workshop.|
|Day 19||Free day to explore Dunedin: Dunedin is the heritage and wilderness capital of New Zealand. You can choose to explore the city or ride out to the Otago Peninsula to visit the royal albatross and yellow-eyed penguins. The Peninsula has winding roads with stunning coastal views, while the city has historic buildings, museums and art galleries waiting to be explored.|
|Day 20||Dunedin to Tekapo 416km: Our route takes us through central Otago to our fruit growing centre of New Zealand and along the shores of Lake Dunstan. The scenery changes dramatically as we ride the Lindis pass to Lake Tekapo. This is the largest of the three lakes in the McKenzie Basin and offers breathtaking views of Mt Cook Aoraki-New Zealand's tallest mountain. At the Church of the Good Shepherd, admire the famous bronze statue of a sheep dog and views of the turquoise lake.|
|Day 21||Tekapo to Christchurch 263km: Mackenzie Country is dramatic, its vast landscape punctuated by stunning glacial lakes and the bold man-made canal system which produce hydro-generated energy. We’re now on the scenic route to Mount Hutt, the main skiing area for residents of Christchurch. Admire the views at Rakaia Gorge Bridge, high above the river – an ancient Maori greenstone (jade) trail. Continue through the lush farmland of Canterbury to Christchurch, the most English New Zealand city, built around the picturesque Avon River and renowned for its wonderful gardens. Tonight we have our farewell dinner - you'll have made many friends and have memories to last a life time!.|
A unique sailing opportunity to participate as crew on an actual NZ America's Cup yacht. Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or simply sit back and enjoy the ride as we sail the beautiful NZ Waitemata Harbour. NZ$160
See a pass by of Maori warriors arriving on an ancient war canoe, eat a traditional Hangi (a meal cooked in the ground), watch a great performance of the Maori Hakka and get a peek at the nocturnal flightless Kiwi. NZ$125
Zorb is a large inflated plastic ball, with another ball inside in which you roll down a hill, reaching speeds of up to 50 kilometres per hour! Try the wash cycle and add a bucket of water! From NZ$45
Enjoy the thrill of big game fishing, using a high class vessel and an experienced crew in some of the most productive waters in the world. Marlin, Snapper and Tuna are common catches in the clean, clear New Zealand waters. Contact us for prices
Step into our world: Guided tours in the Waipoua Forest of New Zealand. The spiritual environment of the Waipoua Forest provides a natural stage for an unforgettable encounter with some of the largest remaining kauri trees in the world. NZ$95
Swim with dolphins (conditions permitting) and see the Bay of Island's abundant marine life. Our high speed luxury catamaran is purpose built for dolphin and whale watching, offering hot showers and easy access to the water. 4 Hours NZ$110
Wet 'n' Wild has been rafting New Zealand Rivers safely for 27 years, resulting in an accumulated wealth of rafting knowledge and experience. Based in Rotorua. Prices from NZ$99
The main theme of our scenic flight tours is to showcase the many crater lakes, volcanic and geothermal landscape of the region Rotorua and Bay of Plenty. Imagine landing on and staring down the crater of New Zealand's most active volcano - White Island, or viewing the destruction caused by the dramatic 1886 eruption of Mt. Tarawera volcano with a landing in Rotorua's hottest geothermal park - Hells Gate. Prices from NZ$155
The fly-in, fly-out Heli Hike combines the excitement of walking on the Fox Glacier with the thrill of helicopter flights. By flying in you are able to access and explore a part of the glacier where its forces work hardest. Your guide chooses the route as you go and with an eye for the most spectacular ice formations you'll soon be making your way through a wonderland of towering pinnacles and brilliantly blue ice. 2 hours ice-time. NZ$399
Sub-tropical forest and snow-covered glaciers vie for space on this narrow strip of land sandwiched between the Tasman Sea and the Southern Alps on the West Coast of the South Island. Experience the seclusion of a snow landing in this largely inaccessible alpine region.
Franz Josef Glacier Snow Landing 20 minute flight NZ$235
Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier, with Glacier Landing NZ$300
Mount Cook Spectacular with Glacier Landing.Glacial icefalls, crevasses and neves, views from the coast to mountain tops – you get to see both glaciers and New Zealand’s highest peak NZ$440
Climb aboard your jet-turbine-powered helicopter for a spectacular flight up Skippers Canyon, the site of one of the world's richest gold strikes. The flight pushes your adrenalin levels to the edge with a roller coaster ride through the Canyon. Half day NZ$309
The Triple Challenge is a great value outdoor adventure package, combining three awesome activities: an exhilarating jetboat ride on the world-famous Shotover Jet; action packed helicopter ride; and adrenaline fuelled white water rafting adventure!Half day NZ$410
This outdoor adventure package includes a thrilling jetboat ride on the world famous Shotover Jet, a helicopter ride into stunning Skippers Canyon, the Shotover Jet white water experience, rounded off with a Nevis Highwire Bungy jump. Full day NZ$659
The Ultimate Challenge is Bungy jumping from Kawarau Bridge - where bungy jumping was invented! From nervous to completely elated in five seconds. 99% of clients say it's the best thing they have ever done. NZ$195
Step aboard - watch the stokers fuelling the fireboxes and hear the hiss of the steam engines working as the TSS Earnslaw takes you on a nostalgic cruise of beautiful Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown. Following your TSS Earnslaw cruise, join a guided horse trek with a local horseman at Walter Peak High Country Farm. Your experienced guide will take you across rolling farm terraces to an outlook with spectacular views of the Wakatipu scenery. Your horse trek takes around 40 minutes and is followed by morning or afternoon tea. Suitable for riders of all abilities, including first-time riders 3.5 hours NZ$116
Take an exhilarating Tandem Paragliding flight from the top of the Skyline Gondola in Queenstown. An adrenaline flying trip or a relaxed sightseeing tour - it's your choice. NZ$209
It takes a certain kind of person to jump from 15000ft into thin air. Harnessed to an experienced, qualified Jumpmaster, you step out that aircraft door and for some 60 seconds you plummet towards the ground at 200KPH, Terminal Velocity. Altitude Prices : 15,000ft $439 (60 second freefall) 12,000ft $329 (45 second freefall) 9,000ft $299 (25 second freefall)
Have you ever seen limestone passages sculpted by water up-close? Have you drifted in silent darkness beneath the luminous blue-green shimmer of thousands of glowworms? A visit to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves is a must-see.From NZ$75
Milford Sound is a simply stunning natural wonder of world fame. In Maori legend, the fiords were created not by rivers of ice, but by Tu Te Raki Whanoa, a godly figure who came wielding a magical adze and uttering incantations. NZ$75 (included on Guided tours and self guided tours covering Milford Sound)
Enjoy the thrill of big game fishing using a high class vessel, a well experienced crew in some of the most productive waters in the world. Marlin, Snapper and Tuna are common catches in the clean clear New Zealand waters. Contact us for prices.
Every Whale Watch tour is a unique experience and the sightings vary. Giant Sperm Whales are the stars of the show and year-round residents. You may encounter New Zealand Fur Seals, pods of Dusky Dolphins and the endangered Wandering Albatross. NZ$145
Dusky dolphins inhabit the coastal waters off Kaikoura all year round, making Kaikoura a unique place in the world where wild dolphins can be encountered every day, weather permitting. Our success rate swimming with dolphins is second to none! NZ$170
Examples of accommodation we use during tours.
Hokitika Heritage Lodge offers superb Qualmark rated 4+ Bed & Breakfast accommodation. Sited on a terrace above Hokitika looking to the mountains and sea. All rooms have ensuites and there is a seperate guest lounge. We are experienced hosts and look forward to welcoming you. We also have a Gatehouse Cottage self-contained 2 bedroom unit.
Nestled in six acres of idyllic native bush at the foot of precipitous mountains,Rainforest Retreat is centrally located in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier Village on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. Tree Lodges and Tree Huts; each unit was built exclusively to embrace its beautiful, natural environment of the park providing guests with forest floor or mid canopy bush views.
Our motel accommodation is modern clean and comfortable. Situated close to restaurants and cafes, this accommodation is perfect for your New Zealand tour
A comfy bed, a fridge for your beer,wine and milk and a kettle for a cuppa - what more could you want!
A charming New Zealand 'villa' built in 1903 which has retained its original features. now run as an exceptional B&B in the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua.