Explore some of New Zealand’s best cycle trails while sampling the country’s sights en route from Auckland to Christchurch in your Britz campervan with your Britz rental bikes on the back. From novice cyclist to expert, NZ Cycle Trails have a trail for you, while Britz provide the bikes. Discover the magical Waitomo Glowworm Caves, sample wine at Hawke’s Bay, embark on a Wellington city tour and overnight in Nelson. Enjoy a spa day in Hanmer Springs and a leisurely drive to Queenstown. There are plenty of cycle experiences that bring your senses to life on your journey. Follow New Zealand’s longest river on the ‘Waikato River Trail’. Explore the river and coastal network of pathways on ‘Hawke’s Bay Trails’ and panoramic views on the ‘Great Taste Trail’. Soaring mountain peaks and alpine meadows await on the ‘St James Cycle Trail’ while you can indulge in some cheeky wine tasting along the ‘Queensland Trail’. The next day head to Christchurch where you will drop your camper.
13 day New Zealand Cycle Trails
Day 1: Auckland - Waitomo Glowworm Caves Day 2: Waikato River Trails Days 3 & 4: Hawke’s Bay Trails Day 5: Wellington Day 6: Wellington – Picton - Cook Strait - Nelson Day 7: Great Taste Trail, Nelson / Tasman Day 8: Hanmer Springs Day 9: St James Cycle Trail, Canterbury Day 10: McKenzie Country - Queenstown
Day 11: The Queenstown Trail Otago Day 12: Queenstown - Christchurch Day 13: Depart Christchurch
Prices from £314 per person based on a 13 day rental in a Britz Venturer (excluding the Britz Inclusive Pack and bike hire).
The Classic Wine Trail Self-Drive
From Auckland to Queenstown, taste your way through 3 significant wine regions on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, staying amongst the vines in four of the exclusive maui Winery Havens. Enjoy stunning scenery, beautiful forest parks and indulgent food experiences while driving your motorhome along the Pacific Coast Highway on the North Island. Stay overnight at Mercury Bay Estate, the north-most maui Winery Haven with stunning views over Mercury Bay. Visit Hawke’s Bay and spend the night at Linden Estate. More than 40 vineyards are clustered around the river plains behind Hastings. On the South Island, the journey from Christchurch to Queenstown is a stunning trip through mountainous terrain. Cromwell is New Zealand’s fastest growing wine region, known for its Pinot Noir; nearby Bannockburn is home to Carrick Wines. Sophisticated, scenic Queenstown is the adventure capital and a great place to source gourmet food and wine. Day 1: Auckland Day 2: Coromandel - Mercury Bay Estate Winery Haven Day 3: Hawke’s Bay Wine Region – Stay at Linden Estate Winery Haven Day 4: Waiarapa Wine Region – Stay at Coney Wines Winery Haven, Martinborough Days 5 & 6: Wellington - Picton (Crossing Cook Strait) Day 7: Explore Marlborough Wine Region and stay at Gibson Bridge, Blenheim. Day 8: Christchurch & Canterbury Day 9: McKenzie Country Day 10: Central Otago - Carrick Wines, Winery Haven Day 11: Queenstown
Prices from £689 per person based on an 11 day rental in a maui ultima including 5 nights at Winery Haven Stays (excluding the maui Inclusive Pack).
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