December 12, 2016
By Beacon_PR

New Zealand Travel News for 2017 from Silver Fern Holidays

New Zealand specialist Silver Fern Holidays has devised three new itineraries for independent tours of the country in 2017.

Underlining its tailor-made and special interest expertise, the holidays are:

  • A road trip by Harley Davidson motorbike
  • A walking holiday that includes the Pouakai Crossing in Taranaki region
  • A nature and wildlife tour of South Island

The motorbike holiday is a memorable 23-day trip for Harley fans, which can be adapted for shorter holidays.  The full route combines some of the finest – almost empty – roads in New Zealand and journeys of between 200-350kms each day with the country’s un-missable sights from the Bay of Islands to the Southern Alps. It also includes Invercargill, the home of ‘The World’s Fastest Indian’ where fans gather every year for the Burt Munro Challenge. The full trip costs from £3290.

The company’s Easy Walks in New Zealand itinerary now includes the option to experience the country’s latest great walk: the Pouakai Crossing in Egmont National Park. This is a full-day hike across volcanic terrain dominated by the cone of Mount Taranaki. It is a rewarding alternative to the busy Tongariro Crossing to the east, and managing director John Lightwood – who is an experienced walker himself – says the route offers just as much dramatic scenery, without the crowds.  The 24-day Easy Walks of New Zealand holiday costs from £2775.

The new 14-day Nature and Wildlife tour includes opportunities to get up close and personal with kiwis, Royal Albatross, yellow-eyed penguins, whales, dolphins and fur seals. Set against some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world, from the dark skies of the Mount Cook National Park to the remote nature reserve of Mou Wahu Island on Lake Wanaka, this is a must for nature-lovers. From £1995.

All prices quoted above are per person and exclude international flights, but include twin-share accommodation in small hotels, B&Bs and home-stays; breakfasts; all travel within New Zealand (car, bike, coach or rail where appropriate) and route-planning.

Silver Fern Holidays 01636 813 544, www.silverfernholidays.com

 

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