.new-banner .top-banner .top-titles h2 span { To make sure everybody gets what they want, we always have easier or more challenging options available so that you can choose how much or little activity you enjoy each day. vertical-align: text-top; This area was mined back in the 1800s and relics of that time still remain, including a large sluiced canyon and a "tail race" tunnel. We’ll then head to the nearby Franz Josef Glacier for a hike to view the glacier's terminal face as it descends the Southern Alps into temperate rainforest. It’s a steady climb and one that will no doubt get your heart pumping, but with each passing step, the scenery just gets better and better, making it all worth it at the top. After a peaceful night in our lakefront accommodation, we’ll start the day with a heart-pumping hike up Rocky Mountain for an exceptional outlook across Lake Wanaka and the surrounding peaks. font-size:20px; Copyright © 2020, BigIslandHikes.com. } color: #fff; It is one of very few lakes in the state of HawaiÊ»i. } height: 0px; max-width: 247px !important; font-weight: 700; font-size: 14px; Get outdoors with MSC. We’ll get fitted out with bikes before taking to the trail on two wheels. After a sound night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast, it’s time to set foot on the trails this morning. } This makes it the highest lake in the entire Pacific Ocean area. .twothird { display: inline-block; Most of our guests are happy to spend a relaxed day exploring Nelson, browsing the shops and galleries, strolling along the beach or reading a book – it’s a lovely place to re-energise yourself for the rest of your adventure. Welcome to our backyard! line-height: 26px; text-decoration:none; Perfected over the years, our unique Masterpiece New Zealand adventure tour is a trip to remember. Our last journey together is a scenic trip through tussock country and small farming towns, before tracing the shoreline of the impressive Lake Wakatipu back to Queenstown. } -moz-border-radius:10px; content: counter(indentletters, lower-alpha); max-width: 800px !important; Today is a great opportunity to explore on your own if you’d like. font-family:proxima-nova; #guts { Or, if you're a keen runner, you might like to participate in the Molesworth Run, an 84km race held in mid-November every year. After lunch you’ll have a chance to head out for one last stunning hike on the Mt Crichton Track, before saying our fond farewells at the airport or your accommodation. -webkit-border-radius: 10px; Pick up informationWe can pick you up on the first day of your trip in Queenstown at: Drop off informationWe can drop you off on the last day of your trip in Queenstown at: When booking your flights, please make sure you: Arrive on day one no later than 8.00am International 8.30am DomesticDepart on the final day no earlier than 6.00pm International 5.00pm Domestic. After a morning of exploring the trails, you can rest your legs as we travel out of the region and towards New Zealand’s highest peak standing tall at 3,724m (over 12,000 feet). } } Or if you’d prefer something a little more active, we can help you book a tour to explore Abel Tasman National Park on foot or by kayak. GBP£4499 The Mt Crichton Track is a scenic loop walk to Sam Summers Hut, where you’ll get an interesting glimpse into life as an early gold prospector. 8: The Routeburn TrackA day hike on one of New Zealand’s most magnificent walking trails. /* Specific CSS for the Trip Transfer T&Cs Page */ From here it’s a short hop to Marlborough’s wine-growing region, where we sample some of the area’s produce. .new-banner .top-banner .top-titles{ Airfares to and from New Zealand. font-size: 21px; I couldn't believe how accommodating, knowledgeable, professional, friendly and safety-conscious the guides were. counter-reset: roman; .body-cta { display: inline-block; border:1px solid #ff9433; While it might sound like that’s a lot to pack into two weeks, careful planning and local knowledge mean that there’s no need to rush. .custom-cta-button { Gliding along on the water is a lovely way to spend the morning while you check out the beautiful coastline. margin-left: -38px; /* Specific CSS for the Trip Transfer Terms and Conditions panel */ It’s the most challenging option today and involves a steep but steady climb on a well-formed track. 7: Milford SoundTake in the ‘eighth wonder of the world’, with its towering granite cliffs and thundering waterfalls. } } padding-left: 32px; This afternoon we'll finish our adventure in Queenstown, and it’s time to say goodbye to your guides, travel companions and new-found friends as we drop you at the airport or your accommodation. Located a short distance from the famed Mauna Kea Observatories, it's a prime spot for stargazing by night. There’s no better way to quietly observe the birdlife in its natural habitat than by taking a peaceful paddle across the lake. Nelson, “the sunniest place in NZ”, is famous for its arts scene, award-winning wines, craft beers and fruit orchards, with plenty to keep you entertained within walking distance. A well-formed track leads us through lush beech forest and past tall tree ferns, with velvety mosses blanketing the rich earth underfoot. Be sure to sample an expertly made coffee from one of the many locally owned cafes in the area. vertical-align: text-top; padding-right: 20px; color:#fff; font-weight: bold; Queenstown and the surrounding area is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, with many purpose-built tracks and trails ideal for hiking, biking or running. ✓ All food (except where noted on itinerary), transportation and activities, NZD$8599 display: inline-block; } } We’ll travel on towards Sumner this afternoon and watch as the passing scenery shifts from tussock and mountain to the lush Canterbury plains and arable land. 1: Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park A day hiking amongst towering peaks, tumbling glaciers and alpine flora. text-decoration: none; counter-reset: indentme; .TransferPage .field.terms li{ The early start is well worth it today for the best chance at meeting some of the local wildlife that calls this area home. Today’s journey takes us from mountain to ocean as we head through the fertile plains of Canterbury towards the East Coast. text-transform:uppercase; margin-left: -32px; No detail is too small to escape our attention, and we’ve thought of everything with our Masterpiece adventure trip, right down to the tasty snacks on the bus and the tunes we play as we travel from one incredible place to the next. Aoraki/Mt Cook National ParkMultiple Choice. padding-top: 26px; And if you still can’t find the answers you need, give us a call or send us an email and we’ll help you out! The published itinerary is the eastbound trip, though it doesn't matter which direction you go as both trips start and finish in Queenstown and the itineraries are identical, they just run in opposite directions. The best way to navigate this site is probably by using the map below. .blog-posts-new .body-cta.blog-get-your-brochure p { } Whichever option you decide on, you won’t be disappointed. Mauna Kea is home to Lake Waiau, the highest lake in the Pacific Basin. } border: 1px solid #294b58; display: inline-block; width: 33%; "; } If you’d rather have a more relaxed morning, there’s plenty to do in the town itself, from great coffee and boutique gift shops to a gentle amble along the beach and obligatory photo in front of Wanaka’s ‘giant hand’ sculpture. color: #fff; as you’d like throughout the trip. The unusual limestone formations, overlaid with soft mud and clay, have been forged over millions of years by the immense pressure of the sea, wind and rain, creating the pancake effect we see today. There are over 350 local craftspeople and artists creating Maori, traditional and contemporary art in the area, so it’s also a chance to discover what inspires New Zealanders creatively. /* Update font size for new homepage H1 */ library_tolerance=2500, Our boats are well-equipped with swimming/snorkelling platforms. The Kaikoura Peninsula is a striking area set on the edge of a deep continental shelf where towering cliffs meet an ocean floor that plunges even further in the other direction. .transfer-tcs ol li>ol>li>ol>li { Big Island Hikes is the #1 online guidebook for hiking on the Big Island of Hawai'i. /* Specific CSS for the Trip Transfer T&Cs Page */ Or, browse photos of the hikes on this site. From May to late October, it can be cold and wet, with ice, snow and short daylight hours - only attempt if you have alpine, navigation and river crossing skills. But the Big Island's Lake Waiau makes up for that scarcity with a breathtaking reservoir perched 13,000 feet above sea level. wetsuits to swim with a pod of dolphins in their natural environment. settings_tolerance=2000, After a tasty lunch, we’ll make our way to the Kepler Track for our second walk of the day, and our first glimpse of Fiordland National Park. padding-left: 38px; The Masterpiece is an active tour with an enjoyable mix of walks, hike and activities. /*padding-right: 20px;*/ color: #fff; list-style: none; } .TransferPage .field.terms ol li>ol>li>ol>li{ } width: 98%; Designed to showcase the best of New Zealand without the need to rush, this is adventure travel at its finest. Below are some of the optional add-ons you can also enjoy: Take a helicopter or ski plane up to land high on the Tasman, New Zealand’s longest glacier. line-height: 28px; } @media only screen and (min-width:768px) { How fit do I need to be for the Masterpiece? (Arguably one of the highest lake in the United States.) .TransferPage .field.terms ol li:before{ Following the Waiau River, it meanders through beech forest and wetlands before emerging at a spectacular viewpoint on the shores of Lake Manapouri.After a full day of spectacular views, we'll head to Te Anau - the gateway to the fiords - in preparation for our journey into Milford Sound tomorrow. } .TransferPage .field.terms, If you are feeling energetic you can join your guides for a morning hike over the Bridle Path for incredible views over Christchurch and Lyttleton Harbour. We’ve collected some of the questions we get asked most often and answered them below. Today you’ll experience mountains, beaches and glaciers all in one fantastic day. @media only screen and (max-width:767px){ #footer .footer-links ul li { } .custom-cta-button.get-copy-btn:hover, This is not a guiding service. Airfares between the North and South Island of New Zealand if you are joining our Sweet North trip.Airport transfers.Travel insurance.Visas.Non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages with lunch and dinner. } PuÊ»ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site, Puakō Petroglyph Archaeological District, Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park, PuÊ»uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park, Kaʻū Desert - Mauna Iki Trail from Hilina Pali Road. There are strict regulations in place to protect and respect the dolphins and to keep you safe in the water. border-radius: 10px; margin-left: -38px; Tonight, if we’re lucky we’ll catch an impressive sunset over the ocean as we enjoy a delicious and quintessentially Kiwi dinner of fish and chips on the beach. | Privacy Policy. The town is also surrounded by forests which you can hike, mountain bike, quad bike or horse ride through. font-size: 14px; Okay, Hawaii isn't exactly rife with lakes. } This was our first group tour, and it spoiled us for any others. margin-left: 1%; list-style: none; We’ll spend the next two nights in Wanaka, a charming lakeside resort snug amongst the mountains. Of course, this is dependent on whether the dolphins cooperate, but they usually do! If not, we hope to see you again soon in the Land of the Long White Cloud. The designs of eight of the major Pokémon regions—Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos, Alola, and Galar—are strikingly similar in geography and demographics to regions in the real world, and they are sometimes even officially stated to be based on certain locations. After waking up in Te Anau, it’s time for the moment you’ve all been waiting for, seeing Milford Sound! text-decoration: none; After a nourishing breakfast at the lodge, we’ll take to the water again in our kayaks and paddle back to Picton, exploring some hidden coves and bays along the way. list-style: none; } In the company of an experienced guide, you’ll don crampons to explore the striking ice caves of this frozen wonderland. .new-banner .top-banner .bottom-txt p { } .transfer-tcs ol { 5: Mt Aspiring National ParkA morning hike takes you to the summit of Rocky Mountain for breath-taking panoramas. line-height: 24px; Kalōpā State Park - Hāmākua - The best rainforest hike on the island. There’s plenty of time to relax and you can do as much (or as little!) #sidebar a.arrow-btn{ background: #348791 url(https://newzealandtrails.com/themes/nzt/images/right-white-arrow.png) no-repeat 97% center; .custom-cta-button.get-copy-btn { Mount Ruapehu (/ ˈ r uː ə ˌ p eɪ h uː /; Māori: [ˈɾʉaˌpɛhʉ]) is an active stratovolcano at the southern end of the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand.It is 23 kilometres (14 mi) northeast of Ohakune and 23 km (14 mi) southwest of the southern shore of Lake Taupo, within Tongariro National Park.The North Island's major ski resorts and only glaciers are on its slopes. width: 48%; /* Update font size on homepage review */ line-height:24px background: #dbcece; /* Update review font size on Trip pages */ } The Avon River weaves its way through a city in the process of regeneration with plenty to see including the colourful Spanish Mission architecture of New Regent Street, curious cardboard cathedral and lush botanical gardens. } Hike Diamond Lake and Rocky Mountain Track. var account_id=297000, } .third { On the last morning of the trip, we'll make our way back to Queenstown, marvelling at the incredible views en route. text-transform: uppercase; Take a look at our list of the Best Hikes on the Big Island. 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