Sprache/Language:

  • tour14_banner1_tours_of_legends.jpg

Tour 14

"Kia Ora" in the land of the long white cloud

Awaken in paradise

 

New Zealand - Dreamland at the end of the world. Experience the most beautiful routes on the North and South Island of New Zealand. Nowhere in the world do we find such different landscape forms. We see the breathtaking beauty of glaciers, volcanic rocks, thermal areas, lakes and coasts. New Zealand is said to unite all of Europe's landscape forms. The south reflects the beauty of nature and the north with its vibrant metropolises shows the modern world of New Zealand.

Description  Dates  Prices  Booking request

Tour profile: 22 days - 3830 km

Übersichtskarte

Tour description

 

Day 1: Flight over Asia

Flight with renowned airline to Auckland. Meeting point in the terminal with your trained road captain, who accompanies you the complete tour. The flight skips the date line and arrives in New Zealand only two days later.

 

Day 2: Flight over the date line

We spend the day in flight because of the time difference. During the stopover we use the time (who wants to) for a sightseeing in one of the big cities (depending on the flight connection).

 

Day 3: Auckland

Arrival in Auckland. The rest of the day can be used as freetime. In the evening a dinner is planned.

 

Day 4: Auckland

The day today is for acclimatization after the long flight at leisure. Auckland is a colorful vibrant center for arts and culture, music and fine dining. New Zealand's largest city has a lot to offer the visitor for its spectacular location. Auckland was built on over 40 volcanoes, is located on the sea and counts more than 50 small islands to the urban area. The day lends itself to exploring the most beautiful sights.

 

Day 5: Whitianga

Stage for the day: 205 km - Overnight Whitianga

After breakfast, we will load your luggage into the support vehicle and take over the bikes from the resident Harley Davidson® Partner. From now left traffic is announced. We drive along the scenic coastal road right on the Pacific Ocean past Waitawa Regional Park and Tapapakanga Regional Park. After a short leg we arrive at the Coromandel Peninsula. Our destination today is Whitianga in Mercury Bay. The name of the city comes from the Maori, who settled there over 1000 years ago. The Mercury Bay got hers Name of James Cook, who watched the course of the planet Mercury here. Shortly before we drive to one of the most beautiful spots on the Coromandel Peninsula - Cathedral Cove, a natural tunnel in the middle of the rock. Like a tunnel, the upwards pointed cave mouth connects the two bays of Mare's Leg Cove and Cathedral Cove as well as the corresponding stretches of beach. The large natural tunnel and the white sandy beach are a unique sight against the backdrop of the infinite Pacific Ocean and the rock formations jutting out of the water. Cathedral Cove can be reached on foot or by water taxi.

 

Day 6: Rotorua

Stage of the day: 250 km - Overnight Rotorua

Today we drive back along the coast across the Bay of Plenty. The Bay of Plenty region offers loads of New Zealand highlights: geothermal attractions, great beaches and nice coastal resorts, volcanoes. New Zealand at its finest. Highlights include the coastal towns of Tauranga and Mount Maunganui and the active volcanic island of White Island. Paku Summit is a stop of today. From the parking lot it is a short walk to the viewpoint. The path is worth it, because from the top you actually have a 360 ° view of the entire surrounding area of the Coromandel peninsula. Our destination, the geothermal city of Rotorua, is a magnet for travelers who want to discover the region's volcanic phenomena and Maori culture. We drive to Wai-O-Tapu - Thermal Wonderland. Wai -O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is a geothermal active park: hot springs, sulfur fumes craters, geysers, bubbling mud pools, the Champagne Pool and the Artist's Range are all highlights of the park.

 

Day 7: Waitomo region

Stage for the day: 180 km - Overnight Waitomo region

It goes today via the Thermal Explorer Highway directly to Hobbiton. The highway leads through the geothermal most active regions of the North Island. In Hobbiton we are at the location of "Lord of the Rings" and the "Hobbit-Triologie". The lush green farmland around the town of Matamata in the Waikato region served as the backdrop for the picturesque Shire, which also has the hamlet of Hobbiton (Hobbiton). For the filming of the "Hobbit" trilogy, it was rebuilt and is now used permanently as a tourist attraction. We let ourselves be transported to this world with a guide. Continue to the Waitomo region. There we visit the Glühwürmchenhöhle with a guided tour. The cave, is a little global celebrity. Not only a river flows quietly and painterly through the darkness through this cave, but under the ceiling hang thousands of small fireflies, which illuminate the otherwise dark cave with a bluish shimmering light.

 

Day 8: Napier

Stage for the day: 320 km - Napier

On the way to Lake Taupo we stop at the foaming Huka Falls. The Huka Falls impress with their sheer volume - 220,000 liters of water rush down here per second. The crater lake of Taupo was formed nearly 2,000 years ago during a volcanic eruption that was gigantic enough to darken the skies to Europe and China. We continue on a scenic route through one of the island's oldest vineyards to Hawke's Bay. Hawke's Bay can be aptly described in two words: wine and land. Our final destination today is the city of Napier, whose highlight is the beautifully preserved architecture from the 1930s. A natural disaster has turned Napier into one of the most authentic Art Deco cities in the world. On the morning of February 3, 1931, a violent earthquake shook Hawke's Bay. Nearly 260 people lost their lives and most of the buildings in Napier city center were destroyed either by the earthquake itself or by the subsequent fires. The reconstruction started right after that and ended 2 years later.

 

Day 9: Wellington

Stage for the day: 330 km - overnight Wellington

Today it goes to the capital of New Zealand. On the way there are smaller villages and the winding Rimutaka Mountains, a mountain range that runs parallel to the coastline between the Upper Hutt and the coast over a length of 50 kilometers. Wellington is located on the southern tip of the North Island, nestled between sparkling harbor and rolling green hills. The Lonely Planet named Wellington 2011 the "coolest little capital in the world". The city is known for its art, culture and natural beauty. It is said that Wellington has more bars and restaurants per capita than New York. We will see that in the evening!

 

Day 10: Nelson

Stage for the day: 150 km - overnight Nelson

Today is at leisure.

From our side a trip to the Abel Tasman National Park is planned. A coastal paradise that can be explored on foot or by water with a catamaran, water taxi or kayak. The coastal strip of the park is unmistakable. Rock formations of granite and marble line the headlands, which are hidden in the dense forest. Fine sand beaches invite you to relax between the forest and the waterline. Crystal clear streams meander through mossy valleys and finally lead into the sea.

Planned trip: Boat trip from Kaiteriteri along the spectacular coast to the Tonga Quarry Marine Reserve. Photo stop at the seal colony Split Apple Rock and on Tonga Island. (Per person 70 Euro, duration approx. 4 hours)

 

Day 11: Nelson

Stage for the day: 150 km - overnight Nelson

Today is at leisure.

From our side a trip to the Abel Tasman National Park is planned. A coastal paradise that can be explored on foot or by water with a catamaran, water taxi or kayak. The coastal strip of the park is unmistakable. Rock formations of granite and marble line the headlands, which are hidden in the dense forest. Fine sand beaches invite you to relax between the forest and the waterline. Crystal clear streams meander through mossy valleys and finally lead into the sea.

Planned trip: Boat trip from Kaiteriteri along the spectacular coast to the Tonga Quarry Marine Reserve. Photo stop at the seal colony Split Apple Rock and on Tonga Island (duration approx. 4 hours).

 

Day 12: Greymouth

Stage for the day: 375 km - Greymouth

We drive through the Motueka Valley. The valley is one of the scenic highlights of this region. Shaded tree-lined avenues surround the landscape, which meanders along the Motueka River through the lush area. We pass the longest swing bridge in New Zealand (110 m) and look at the river from above. Cape Foulwind at Tauranga Bay is the home of a seal breeding colony. At the end of November they give birth to their babies and then mate again. The males arrive in November and leave the colony again in January. A 10 minute walk brings us to the viewing platforms above the colony. It then goes along the Paparoa National Park in a beautiful wild landscape to the pancake rocks, the pancake rocks. They are the figurehead of the national park. The rock formations of stone layers look like stacked pancakes. On the rugged west coast of the South Island of New Zealand, the big waves of the Tasman Sea beat against the rocks. In the Paparoa National Park near Punakaiki, the water has washed very special shapes from the stone. We spend the night in Greymouth, whose past is witnessed by jade seekers, gold fever and forces of nature. It is the largest city on the west coast of the South Island.

 

Day 13: Room Fox

Stage for the day: 200 km - Overnight accommodation Fox

Today the first thing to do is through the historic gold mining areas to the small town of Hokitika. Hokitika was first settled in 1860, after the discovery of gold on the West Coast. The place served as an important inland port, yet the infamous "Hokitika Bar," a sandbank that keeps pace with the tides

changed, led to many shipwrecks. Here we visit the National Kiwi Center. He does not sail elegantly through the air, the kiwi, he rather runs rather inelegantly through the New Zealand forests. Yet, or perhaps because he has been so fancy, the New Zealanders have taken the walking bird to their hearts and made him their national bird. Another attraction is the Bushman Center, where there is a lot to see. In only a few places in the world are glaciers as easily accessible as on New Zealand's West Coast. The Fox Glacier and the Franz Josef Glacier are New Zealand's largest and most popular glaciers. They are located on the West Coast of the South Island, only about 30 minutes apart. Both glaciers can be approached to a few hundred meters. A tip from us would be a helicopter flight with a landing in the glacier world (per person 200 euros for both glaciers, 30 min.).

 

Day 14: Queenstown

Stage for the day: 330 km - Overnight Queenstown

It continues this morning on the beautiful and wild coastal road, which then leads through the evergreen rainforest. In no place on earth do glaciers reach as close to the rainforest as in New Zealand. We stop at the Salmon Farm Cafe before crossing the Haast Pass. Continue on a beautiful scenic road past Lake Paringa and Lake Moeraki to Knights Point Lookout with fabulous views of the Pacific Ocean. The road takes us to the Roaring Billy Falls and the Fantail Falls in beautiful surroundings, then to the crystal clear Lake Wanaka. The region offers an adventurous atmosphere amidst impressive alpine surroundings. Now we come to the Crown Range Road. With a maximum elevation of 1121 meters, it is New Zealand's highest-altitude main road and offers beautiful views of the mountain ranges north of Queenstown. Located on the shores of the crystal-clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is surrounded by dramatic Alpine scenery. It is rumored that gold diggers, given the majestic beauty of the surrounding mountains and rivers, have given their name to this cosmopolitan city.

 

Day 15: Te Anau

Stage for the day: 200 km - Overnight Te Anau

We make a detour to Arrowtown to Main Street this morning. Arrowtown, one of New Zealand's most picturesque settlements, is located on the Arrow River of the same name where gold was once mined. The city was founded in 1862 at the height of the Otago gold rush. The initial small settlement grew rapidly, as the pioneers built small houses, shops, hotels and churches, of which more than 60 are still present today. The picturesque village is one of the absolute must-sees around Queenstown: Here you can immerse yourself in Otago's golden past! Then we drive along Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland National Park. The little one

City is located on the same lake. It is located on the Southern Scenic Route. Since the lake is at an altitude of 210 m above sea level, but it is sometimes up to 270 m deep, parts of the water are below sea level.

 

Day 16: Te Anau

Stage for the day: 240 km - Overnight Te Anau

The day is either at your leisure or on our trip to the fjord landscapes to Milford Sound. Only one road leads from Te Anau to Milford Sound - 120 kilometers "oneway". At the end of Milford Road one of New Zealand's greatest natural wonders awaits, some even: the world. Along Milford Road, 10 landscapes await us in one day. A highlight on our journey. Part of the route named after William Homer is the Homer Tunnel, where we encounter Kea parrots in their natural habitat. Milford Sound is a fjord on the South Island of New Zealand. The fifteen-kilometer-long fjord is the main tourist attraction of the Fiordland National Park in the southwest of the island and is therefore also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We get to know the beauty of the Fiordland National Park on a boat trip.

 

Day 17: Moeraki

Day stage 360 km – Overnight Moeraki

Our way leads us today to the Otago peninsula. The rolling inland pasture and wild rugged cliffs are reminiscent of Scotland, with Highcliff Road in the middle of the strip offering spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. Narrow trails lead to bays where Hooker's sea lions, rare penguins, seals and cormorants live. We drive over Dunedin, a highlight of the South Island. It is often referred to as the "Edinburgh" of New Zealand because of its Scottish origin. The city sits enthroned in the long harbor basin at the foot of dramatic mountain formations. Its well-preserved Victorian and Edwardian architecture makes it a gem of the Southern Hemisphere. A must have for this day is the Moeraki Boulders. a mystical collection of large gray stone balls lapped in picturesque groups between Moeraki and Hampden from the Pacific and besieged by tourists. No calendar can do without a motive of the Moeraki Boulders.

 

Day 18: Lake Pukaki / Twizel

Stage of the day: 250 km – overnight Twizel

It's still a bit along the coast this morning, before we drive through the beautiful landscape on the Waitaki River. He is a so-called interlaced river. At the Waitaki Dam Lookout and the Aviemore Dam Lookout we stop for a photo stop and drive along Lake Aviemore. Our destination is Lake Pukaki. Lake Pukaki is part of the most breathtaking New Zealand

Landscape: highest mountains, glaciers, alpine lakes and golden tussock grasses. Unique! It is framed by the breathtaking scenery of Mount Cook National Park. At the top of Lake Pukaki is New Zealand's highest peak. Mount Cook dominates over the turquoise band of the lake. The south end of the lake offers beautiful views of the 70 km north mountains. Mount Cook and the impressive peaks of the area can be seen in several flight scenes in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey".

 

Day 19: Christchurch

Stage for the day: 300 km – overnight stay Christchurch

We drive along turquoise-blue Lake Pukaki towards Lake Tekapo, a former glacier lake. We stop at the Good Shepherd Church. It is a small, built of fieldstone church without special jewelry. Worth seeing is its spectacular location on Lake Tekapo, the view through the window at the altar shows a chain of snow-capped alpine peaks above the bright blue lake. Next to the church is probably the most photographed dog in New Zealand. His bronze statue was dedicated to the shepherd dogs, without which an intensive sheep breeding would probably not have been possible. We make a short detour to Mount John Observatory. It is one of the best star-viewing sites in the world. The Mount John Observatory is not only worth a visit for astronomy fans, as it offers unforgettable skywatching and stunning views of Lake Tekapo and neighboring Lake Alexandrina. The Astro Cafe right there offers us coffee and cake. Our ultimate goal today is Christchurch and the delivery of our bikes to the Harley® dealer.

 

Day 20: Christchurch

Overnight Christchurch

Our last day is at leisure.

Christchurch is the largest city on the South Island, on the west coast between Banks Peninsula and Canterbury Plains. The Maori call them Ötautahi after one of their chiefs. In the old buildings and the architecture are mainly English influences that characterize the cityscape. Downtown Christchurch promises a colorful mix of historic elegance and modern culture. The gateway to the South Island is a must on any itinerary.

 

 

Day 21: Return flight

A shuttle takes us to the airport and it's time to say goodbye. (Transfer connection possible)

 

Day 22: Arrival at the airport in Frankfurt

 

– Changes are reserved –

 

- Welcome Drink

- Patch TOURS OF LEGENDS

-Secured Payment Certificate - complete insurance cover A travel insurance certificate states that a tour operator has secured the travel allowances entrusted to it with an insurance company or a credit institution

- Personal advice on all tour questions - before, during and after the tour

- Scheduled Economy Class from / to Frankfurt or Hamburg (or from your selected departure point - Germany, Switzerland, Austria - Talk to us!) To Auckland (transfer connection possible), taxes, security fees, airport transfers

- All overnight stays in good to very good hotels

- Breakfast

- Welcome and closing dinner

- Auckland Harbour Dinner Cruise

- all entries

- Boat trip in Nelson/Tonga Quarry Maine Reserve

- Boat trip Te Anau/Fjordland NP

- Motorcycle rental including unlimited miles with all taxes and utilities

- Motorcycle rental includes all taxes, other city return and insurance. As security, the driver must pay a security deposit of NZ $ 3000 by credit card, which will be refunded to him upon return of the motorcycle

- Road Assistance (24 hours on 7 days)

- VIP-Zero Plus Comprehensive Insurance (complete protection in the event of damage, the renter pays $ 0 in case of damage)

- Tour guide from / to Frankfurt during the motorcycle tour by a trained Road Captain

- Escort vehicle for the luggage with second guide

- Snacks and cool drinks while driving at cost

- German company

- Replacement machine in case of defect (within 24 hours)

- Travel Guide + Hardcover Book Tour / Sightseeing (specially created for each tour)

- Transfer from the airport to the hotel and back, transfer to Harley rental and back

- DOT approved helmet for driver and front passenger

Dates:

2019: 11.14.2019 – 12.04.2019
2020: 11.12.2020 – 12.02.2020
01.10.2020 – 01.31.2020
2021: 11.15.2021 – 12.05.2021
01.09.2021 – 01.30.2021

Prices:

2019: Driver in double room:
Passenger in double room:
Driver in single room:
  9695.00 Euro
  4695.00 Euro
10595.00 Euro
2020: Driver in double room:
Passenger in double room:
Driver in single room:
  9795.00 Euro
  4795.00 Euro
10695.00 Euro
2021: Driver in double room:
Passenger in double room:
Driver in single room:
10075.00 Euro
  4895.00 Euro
10795.00 Euro

REQUEST

Ready, steady, go!

Request now “Tour 14 - 'KIA ORA'” not binding and reserve free seats for your unforgettable travel experience!

1/2 double room can be booked on request, if another 1/2 double room is available. Please ask us!

REQUEST FOR “SELF-DRIVE TOUR”

Tour 14: "Kia Ora" in the land of the long white cloud – Awaken in paradise

ROUTE OVERVIEW

22 days – 3830 km

 

CAN BE BOOKED ALSO AS SELF-DRIVE TOUR!

ARE YOU UP TO GOING TO A BIKE RIDE?

Experience a unique adventure with Tours of Legends

1

Plan

 

2

Request

 

3

Bike

Gruppenbild

Tour 14: "Kia Ora" in the land of the long white cloud – Awaken in paradise

ROUTE OVERVIEW

22 days – 3830 km

 

Cookies make it easier for us to provide you with our services. With the usage of our services you permit us to use cookies.
More information Ok