Exploring the Wonders of New Zealand
David and Chris, father and son, recently took a Caldwell Travel booked New Zealand vacation. Their travel package included flights from Indianapolis (IND) to Auckland, New Zealand (AKL); return flights to Indianapolis from Queenstown, New Zealand (ZQN); transportation on the ground in New Zealand; and a world class ten day bike tour of some of New Zealand’s National Parks, beaches and a wine region.
Below are a few photos from their vacation:
Caption: Looking out over Lake Matheson, near Fox Glacier, New Zealand.
Caption: (left) Arthur’s Pass, New Zealand and (right) Franz Josef Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand.
Caption: A few photos of beaches from around New Zealand, including: Punakaiki Resort, Tazman Sea, and near Lake Moeraki.
The itinerary for the ten day bike tour in New Zealand:
Day 1 Awe-inspiring routes in one of the world’s greatest outdoor playgrounds Take the TranzAlpine train over Arthur’s Pass, spotting the Canterbury Plains and the Waimakariri River Gorge Pedal to the pancake rocks at Punakaiki, known for its impressive ocean “geysers.”
Days 2-4 Glaciers meet rain forest meets the dramatic Tasman Sea Explore the coastal town of Hokitika, famous for pounamu (New Zealand jade) Pedal through old-growth forests and over Mount Hercules to Westland National Park Hike to the face of the Franz Josef Glacier, one of New Zealand’s greatest wonders If you’re up for more riding, tackle the challenging route to Fox Glacier.
Days 5-8 Cross the “main divide” of the Southern Alps, with the bright teal-colored water of Lake Wanaka as your reward Ride to South Westland National Park along a gently rolling route Discover the waterfall-laced Haast World Heritage area, with fantastic vistas of the Tasman Sea Kick back at Munro Beach, go for a stroll or a canoe ride Opt for an excursion to Milford Sound, one of New Zealand’s most scenic national treasures.
Days 9-10 Spectacular varied scenery, finishing in pinot noir country Follow the Clutha and Kawarau Rivers past vineyards in a burgeoning wine region Check out Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure capital.
Interested in a trip to New Zealand? Call Caldwell Travel today at 317-885-9855 to book your New Zealand vacation or contact us to get started!