Current Tours

YOUR JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY AWAITS

CURRENT TOURS:

 

 

 

Rotorua-Redwoods Nightlights Treewalk

Redwoods Tree Walk Rotorua

When: Fri 27th November

Time: Departing at 5 pm from Cambridge iSite or earlier by pre-arranged pick-up.

Meeting at the Cambridge iSite or by pre-arranged pick-up.

About: 

Travel to Rotorua for dinner at Eat Street – one of Rotorua’s coolest hot spots in the city. At the lake end of Tutanekai Street, you will enjoy quality restaurants, cafés and bars as well as the famous Lady Jane’s Ice Cream Parlour. The covered central walkway with retractable roofing is the focal point for this all-weather alfresco dining area, making it ideal for year-round entertainment. The thermally heated footpath and enhanced lighting gives Eat Street a unique and vibrant dining atmosphere.

Then we will head to The Redwoods Nightlight Treewalk: a Magical 40-minute Nightlights Treewalk. One of New Zealand’s top design-led tourism experiences, Illuminated 700 metre long forest walkway. Features exquisite lanterns by world-renowned designer David Trubridge. Unique evening experience for all ages. The walk is suitable for families and accessible for all who can walk unaided.

Investment:

$70.00  includes all transport and entry into the Redwoods. Dinner at your own cost. 

CONTACT Greta on 027 2557 225 or greta@bikehikestay.co.nz to secure your spot.

 


Cycle Trip – Ngaruawahia to Hamilton Gardens

Bike Hike Stay Cambridge Courtesy Van

When: Tues 1st December

Time: Departing at 10 am from Cambridge iSite or by pre-arranged pick-up.

About: 

I will transport yourself and your bike to the starting point and then pick you up at the Hamilton Gardens. This is the newest section of Te Awa starting at Ngaruawahia Domain.

This Grade One section features the popular and iconic Perry Bridge, one of the longest walk/cycle bridges in New Zealand!

The section follows the river almost entirely, with some great spots to stop for a picnic. You can take a short detour to test your skills at the Perry Bike Skills Park in Horotiu.  If you’re lucky, you may see some horse’s training at the Waikato Equestrian Centre on your way past – but failing all of that, you’re spoilt for choice coming into Hamilton with bucketloads of café options available in the city, just a stone’s throw from the river.

Investment:

$20.00  includes transport, including your bike.  Contact us now to secure your spot.

CONTACT Greta on 027 2557 225 or greta@bikehikestay.co.nz to secure your spot.


Taupo Day Trip

When: Tues 8th December

Time: Departing at 8.30 am returning at 5 pm.  Departing from the Cambridge iSite or by pre-arranged pick-up.

About: 

On arrival to Taupo we will enjoy the many attractions that the Lava Glass offer. You will enjoy a stroll through the Lava Glass garden along board walks and take in the many creative pieces that award-winning master glass artist Lynden Over and his team make on site.  You will get the opportunity to watch them at work (glass blowing).

This day trip is going to be open then to explore other attractions that Taupo offers so sit back and just enjoy the day.  We will finish the day with a relaxing soak at the Wairakei Thermal Pools so do bring your togs.  Options are many.

Investment:

$75.00  includes all transport, coffee, tea, selection of sweet slices, entry to glassblowing studio, entry to the sculpture garden, entry to Wairakei Thermal Pools.  Contact us now to secure your spot.

CONTACT Greta on 027 2557 225 or greta@bikehikestay.co.nz to secure your spot.


Tree Church Garden & Picnic Lunch

When:

Friday 11th December

Time: Departing at 10am from the Cambridge iSite or by pre-arranged pick-up.

About: 

Open-air painting or just enjoy the garden

This is a beautiful garden that Barry has sold but we are very fortunate and extremely lucky that the new owners are going to maintain tours along with other events. The new owners would love to see people come to paint so if you would like to bring your painting equipment along, please do so.

Take the opportunity to stroll through the gardens. The Tree Church alone is a fine masterpiece and Barry has been very hands-on with the garden and loves sharing his knowledge on how he achieved this transformation of his garden which we see today.

There is a beautiful area to have your lunch so please bring your picnic lunch.

Investment:

$40.00  includes transport and admission into the garden.  Contact us now to secure your spot.

CONTACT Greta on 027 2557 225 or greta@bikehikestay.co.nz to secure your spot.


Paeroa Maritime Museum Christmas Lights 

When: Tues 15th December

Time: Departing at 5 pm from Cambridge iSite or by pre-arranged pick-up.

About: 

A magical evening and one not to be missed. Get into the festive season and come and join us for a special evening.

We will go direct to Paeroa where we will enjoy an evening meal in the township. Your choice of location.

At 8.15 pm we will arrive on-site at the Museum to enjoy their opening night.

The evening will finish when everyone is ready to go home.

Investment:

$55.00  includes transport and admission into the Christmas Lights.  Contact us now to secure your spot.

CONTACT Greta on 027 2557 225 or greta@bikehikestay.co.nz to secure your spot.

 

       


                                                          

TO KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR 2021:

Northland to Cape Reinga

Capre Reinga Tour Image
                                                     

When:  Leaving Cambridge on Sunday the 14th February 2021

Arriving home on Sunday 21st February 2021.

Time: Departing at 8.30am.

About: 

For those that normally head overseas but haven’t been to the top of New Zealand for a while then this may just be what the doctor ordered.

 

  • Destination Quality Hotel Ocean – Tutukaka – 2 nights.  We will travel via Mangawhai Heads then up to Waipu which is off the normal State Highway 1.
  • 15th February  – Perfect Day Ocean Cruise to the Poor Knights – This is a full day that includes lunch.
  • 16th February –  Travel to Bay of Islands  – 2 nights – on our way we will visit Kawiti Glow Worm Caves. Once we arrive in the Bay of Islands you have the afternoon and the next day free to explore and to choose what you would like to do eg visit Russell, Kerikeri, Waitangi, take a cruise to the Hole in the Rock or the Cream Cruise out visiting the islands or just relax.
  • 17th February – Exploring the Bay of Islands
  • 18th February – We will travel to Ahipara Bay Motel for 2 nights – lovely beach and views along the 90 Mile Beach. On the way we will visit Austen’s Exotic Garden in Kaitaia.
  • 19th February – Today we will be using a local tour company for our trip to Cape Reinga – 8.30am to 5pm a full day and we will be picked up from our Motel in the morning.
  • 20th February – Today is a very scenic drive to our destination at Sunset View Lodge at Baylys Beach out from Dargaville. On the way we will travel via Rawene car ferry to Opononi, Kauri Forest and to Kai Iwi Lakes before we arrive at the Lodge for one night.
  • 21st February – Our last day we will enjoy the Kauri Museum at Matakohe before we head home to Cambridge.

Investment:  

$1,650.00 per person (twin-share)
Includes all accommodation,  cruise to Poor Knights, Tour to Cape Reinga, admission to the Museum, Caves, and all transport costs with driver for the 8 days.

If you would like to have a room of your own then the cost would be a little more. I’ve quoted this price on 8 people including myself.  This is a small but personalized tour.  Contact us now to secure your spot.

CONTACT Greta on 027 2557 225 or greta@bikehikestay.co.nz to secure your spot.

                                                


 WHAKATANE

Whakatane Harbour & Town Tour

When:  Monday 22nd February 2021

Time:  Departing 8.30am from the Cambridge I-Site or pick up from a pre-arranged location before 8.30 am.

About: 

Heading to the east coast via the top of Rotorua then to Whakatane. We will have time to stop along the way and to explore Whakatane once we arrive. Lunch on the wharf overlooking the water. Our journey home will be via Tauranga.  A nice loop to see some of our beautiful countryside along the way.

Please bring your lunch, or purchase it in Whakatane

Investment:

$40.00 includes all transport.  Contact us now to secure your spot.

CONTACT Greta on 027 2557 225 or greta@bikehikestay.co.nz to secure your spot.


SOUTH ISLAND TOUR – MARCH TO APRIL 2021

South Island Map of Tour

THIS TOUR BELOW IS NOW COMPLETELY FULL – IT DOES GIVE YOU SOME IDEA WHAT WE CAN DO TOGETHER.

When: 08th March –

About:  

  • 8th & 9th March 2021  – We’ll be staying in Paraparaumu for two nights which will give us the opportunity for a day trip to Kapiti  Island. There have been days where it has been too rough for boats to be launched or land on the island so there is no guarantee the trip will go ahead but we are booked for the 9th March.
  • 10th March – we need to be at the Ferry by 7am for sailing at 8am. We arrive in Picton at 11.30am and travel to Kaiteriteri – 14 Inlet Road – 2 bedroom unit which sleeps 6.  Distance to travel 2 hours 35 mins 192 kms from Picton.
  • 11th & 12th March – Westport – 6 Munro Place – 2 bedroom unit which sleeps 6 – Distance to travel is 3 hours 10 mins 232 kms – We have two nights here and I’ve been in touch with Nick my friend and he is organizing a day out exploring the area with one of the destinations being Denniston Mine.
  • 13th March – Hokitika – 180 Rolleston Street – 2 bedroom unit which sleeps 6 -Distance to travel is 1 hour 51 mins 137 kms along the way there is loads to see.
  • 14th March – Haast – we have booked at Haast River Motels & Holiday Park  –  Distance to travel is 3 hours 33 mins  275 kms – It’s a big day and lots to see along the way. Lake Matherson is a must.
  • 15th – Wanaka – I’ve organised some accommodation.  I’ve booked three rooms at this stage, there is a swimming pool & spa, gym and BBQ – distance to travel 1 hour 47 mins  142 kms Another picturesque day with loads to see and some short walks. The blue pools for example. Some interesting places to visit in Wanaka too.
  • 16th  – Cromwell – 53 Cairnmuir Cres – we will travel over the crown range to Arrowtown then through Queenstown to Glenorchy before we head back through Queenstown to Cromwell for the night the distance will be a good 3 hours driving with many stops along the way. A good sightseeing day.
  • 17th –  Riverton- We have booked a property in Riverton.  distance is 3 hours and that’s going direct so we will decide on the day how we are all feeling it we detour off to visit Manapouri etc.
  • 18th & 19th March –  On Thursday we will take the ferry across to Stewart Island. We will be staying for 2 nights. We have several attractions booked for this time on the island.
  • 20th & 21st March – Catlin’s – we are booked at the Tautuku Forest Cabins for both nights. From there we can go out for day walks to explore the area and the many interesting places to see.
  • 22nd to 27th March – Dunedin – 21 Westgate – 3 bedroom home which sleeps 8 – A great opportunity to explore this regions and catch up on some washing or relax before some of you head home. This is when we have a new group arriving for the Alps to Ocean cycle trip.
  • 27th –  We start the Alps to Ocean cycle trip arriving back in Oamaru on the 1st of April.
  • 1st & 2nd April – 34 Ventry Street, Alexandra – 2 bedroom unit which sleeps 6.  Alexandra is 2 hours 32 mins 217kms to travel. We will stay in Alexandra for 2 nights
  • 3rd 4th & 5th we do the Roxburgh Gorge Trail 34 kms then the Clutha Gold Trail 73kms. I
  • 5th April – 34 Ventry Street, Alexandra -2 bedroom unit – We are back to Alexandra for one night before we head North for Cambridge
  • 6th April – Lake Tekapo – 6 Andrew Don Drive – 2 bedroom unit sleeps 6 and I’ll have the air bed. If anyone wishes to visit the Mt John Observatory this is a perfect opportunity to do so. Check out the website for more information. There are some really nice hot pools here too. Distance to travel this day is 2 hours 32 mins 224 kms

If anyone wishes to fly home this will be the best time to do it from Christchurch airport and we can drop you off as we travel from Lake Tekapo to Hanmer Springs

  • 7th April – Hanmer Springs – 59 Conical Hill Road – 2 bedroom unit sleeps 6. There are some very famous hot pools here so that is a great place to visit. Distance to travel this day is 4 hours 16 min 353 kms
  • 8th April – Picton – 4 Newgate Street – 2 bedroom unit sleeps 6. We are not that far from the ferry terminal but it will be an early start as we need to be there at 7am for the sailing at 8am. Distance to travel this day is 4 hours 286 kms
  • 9th April – Ferry crossing departs at 8am and arrives in Wellington at 11.30am. We have several options we can drive straight home, some can fly Wellington to Hamilton, or Wellington to Taupo if they wish in the afternoon.

The distance from Wellington to Cambridge is 6 hours 496 kms which is a far distance as we will not be starting until lunchtime. I’m happy to drive it that day but open to suggestions too if others are happy to stop in Taupo.

This gives you all an idea of what is possible. If you have a group and wish to go to an event like a garden tour, music entertainment for eg. but would like me to help organise accommodation, etc and drive you. Then please talk and we can discuss the many options available

 


I have a few in mind for 2021.  Please register your interest now.

  • ROTORUA
  • HANMER SPRINGS
  • OKERE FALLS
  • REDWOODS
  • LAVENDER FARM THEN LUNCH
  • PAEROA RIVER CRUISE – ASAP WHEN THE WHARF IS COMPLETED
  • BIKE TOURS – OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS

If you are interested in one of these please contact me to put your name down.