As the planet heats up environmentally and politically, it s good to know that New Zealand exists. This uncrowded, green, peaceful and accepting country is the ultimate escape. This isn't a place where you encounter many on-the-road frustrations: buses and trains run on time; roads are in good nick; ATMs proliferate; pickpockets, scam merchants and bedbug-ridden hostels are few and far between; and the food is unlikely to send you running for the nearest public toilets (usually clean and stocked with the requisite paper). And there are no snakes, and only one poisonous spider the rare katipo sightings of which are considered lucky. This decent nation is a place where you can relax and enjoy (rather than endure) your holiday. Kiwi food finds inspiration in new-world culinary oceans, especially the South Pacific with its abundant seafood and encircling cuisines. And don't go home without seeking out some local faves: paua (abalone), kina (sea urchin) and kumara (sweet potato). For picnic fodder, head to NZ's fab farmers markets. Thirsty? NZ's cool-climate wineries have been filling trophy cabinets for decades (sublime pinot noir and sauvignon blanc), and the country's craft-beer scene is exploding. Contemporary coffee culture is also firmly entrenched. New Zealand presents the best of old and new worlds with social and environmental sensibility!
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Wellington Harbour to Greytown Alpine passes, Lakes, River valleys, Grape Farms Wairarapa, North Island, Wellington, Rimutaka Cycle Trail, Palliser Bay, Martinborough (wine tasting), Greytown, Arrowtown, Wellington, Petone, Woodside Station, Palliser Bay 05 Day Bicycle + Mountains + Culture + Lakes + Winery Average Riding: 15-45km (with individual preferences)Inquire   Invite Members   Add To WishList
Southern Alps to Ocean Cycle via Lake Tekapo hot pools Oamaru, Mackenzie Country, Lake Tekapo by night (hot pools), Mt Cook, Elephant Rocks, Sir Edmund Hilary Alpine Centre, Aoraki, Victorian Quarter Wineries,(Oamaru) Mt Cook, Mackenzie Basin, Lake Pukaki, Lake Ohau, New Zealand, South Island, Canterbury, Christchurch, Mackenzie Country 06 Day Bicycle + Mountains + Culture + Lakes + Hot Spring Average Riding: 15-45km (with individual preferences) Confirmed Dates (2016): 28 Feb 2016-04 Mar 2016, 14 Mar 2016-19 Mar 2016, 24 Mar 2016-29 Mar 2016, 04 Apr 2016-09 Apr 2016, 18 Apr 2016-23 Apr 2016Inquire   Invite Members   Add To WishList
West Coast Wilderness Trail Southern Alps (snow-capped), Rainforests (treetop canopy walk), TranzAlpine railway (amongst top 10 train journeys globally), Lake Brunner, Ancient West Coast Wilderness Gold-miners Track, Christchurch, Canterbury, West Coast, South Island 05 Day Bicycle + Mountains + Lake + Ancient Track + Train Average Riding: 15-45km (with individual preferences) Confirmed Dates (2016): 06 Mar 2016-10 Mar 2016, 20 Mar 2016-24 Mar 2016, 03 Apr 2016-07 Apr 2016Inquire   Invite Members   Add To WishList
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