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Southern Grand

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand

  • Activities

    Adventure, Cycling

  • Price
    $5385 USD per person
  • Duration

    16 days

  • Avg Distance

    1019 km / 633 miles

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    February 23 2015; November 29 2015; 5 January 2016

  • Starting Location

    Picton, South Island

  • Price Includes

    3 & 4* character lodges, 15 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 13 dinners, full minibus support, experienced guide/cycle mechanic, wine with final dinner, snacks and water, maps with profiles, souvenir jersey,

  • Notes

    Road and hybrid bikes available to rent. Single occupancy surcharge for those who want guaranteed own room.

Highlights

  • A spectacular ride through Queen Charlotte Drive, native bush and over Pelorus Bridge. Quiet back roads through Nelson Lakes National Park.
  • Queenstown, known as the "adventure capital of the world". Awe-inspiring scenery, adventure, relaxation and rejuvenation, and pure mountain air.
  • Westland National Park and Fox Glacier: dramatic glacier flowing down to rainforest, with a backdrop of New Zealand’s highest snow capped peaks.
  • Paparoa National Park and the impressive pancake rocks and blowholes at Punakaiki.
  • The West Coast, (or Te Wahi Pounamu) is rightly recognized as a World Heritage Area, and is where "The Lord of the Rings" was filmed.

Trip Info

This is the grand South Island cycling experience, encompassing the best scenery from the moment your adventure begins in Picton, a picturesque fishing town at the northern tip of the South Island until you reach Queenstown on the shores of beautiful Lake Wakatipu, beneath the jagged peaks of the aptly named Remarkables Mountains. Your tour includes quiet, off the beaten track back-roads, glaciers, rainforests, lakes and snowy peaks.

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