Inland on New Zealand’s South Island, Central Otago boasts a stunning landscape from ancient mountains to alpine fields and rushing rivers. Central Otago is home to three iconic cycling trails, an ideal climate for wine and local produce as well as an intriguing gold mining history waiting to be uncovered.

Top Things to do in Central Otago
- Explore the heritage towns of Central Otago including Ophir, Bannockburn, Clyde and Naseby and uncover their gold mining heritage featuring historic building sand the remains of gold mining tunnels, shafts and water races

- Cycle New Zealand’s original Great Ride on the ...

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  1. Queenstown Trail Luxury Bike, Vine & Dine 3D2N, Supported

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    Discover the stunning natural beauty of New Zealand’s most popular 'Great Ride' - the Queenstown Trail on this full-supported, luxury cycling holiday that includes one of the country’s best wine regions: the Gibbston Valley.

    On the shores of Lake Wakatipu starts a great journey, over 130kms of off-road trails taking you from Queenstown to Gibbston via historic Arrowtown.

    Departing from Queenstown, ease into your adventure along the Frankton Track and Kelvin Peninsula Trail, taking in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Wakatipu and the Frankton Arm. Breathe in the thyme-scented air along the Twin Rivers Trail and enjoy a lazy circuit of Lake Hayes, where the Remarkables mountain range can be seen above and reflected in the near-perfect mirror of the lake. Cycle to Gibbston via Arrowtown and discover a historic goldrush town lined with tiny miners’ cottages, house shops, galleries, bars and restaurants – not one from an international chain. Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s “Valley of the Vines” and indulge in a 5-star culinary experience complete with world-class wines.

    In the evenings, relax and unwind in your handpicked, 5-star accommodation at one of the Gibbston Valley’s best lodge and spas. Retreat to your gorgeous villa and sip world-class local wines overlooking the vineyards. Pamper yourself with body treatments, luxury facials and signature spa packages such as “vinotherapy”, which uses different parts of the grape and vine to benefit the skin.

    Included in this 3-day, fully catered cycling adventure is 2 nights’ in 5-star accommodation on a twin share basis. All cycling equipment – trail bike, helmet, panniers repair kit and odometer – is provided along with a supporting vehicle for on road support. Return transfers from Queenstown are also included.

    Vine and dine your way across Queenstown on this luxury cycling holiday and tick off one of New Zealand’s best rides.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Discover the stunning natural beauty of New Zealand’s most popular 'Great Ride' - the Queenstown Trail on this full-supported, luxury cycling holiday that ...
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    From $1,485.71 Per Person, Twin Share
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  2. Luxury Queenstown & Beyond - Great Rides & Walk 7D6N, Fully Supported

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    This luxury cycling package incorporates 3 Great Rides of NZ - Queenstown Trail, Otago Central Rail Trail, and Alps to Ocean Trail, and a guided Hooker Valley walk in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. Explore South Island's ever-changing mountains, tunnels, river gorges, valleys, lakes, glaciers and more by bike and by foot. Stay at three 5 star luxury boutique accommodation. This is the ultimate combination of relaxation and adventure.

    Your cycling journey starts with a full day supported ride on the Queenstown Trails. The cycling route includes riding along the shore of Lake Wakatipu, in the scenic country-side, around historic Arrowtown, along the beautiful Arrow and Kawarau Rivers to the Historic Kawarau Suspension Bridge - home of the world famous Bungy Jumping, and finish with a short ride through to Gibbston Valley and enjoy a relaxing wine tasting.

    Then set off on a scenic and historic journey into the Central Otago heartland for 2 days. You'll cycle 4 to 5 hours per day on a vehicle free trail with an easy gradient. Traverse ever-changing mountainous, rugged landscapes, tunnels, viaducts, spectacular river gorges, old historic gold-mining villages and more.

    After a luxury hilltop private villa retreat and take in the best vistas of Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables in Queenstown, embark on a hiking adventure to Mount Cook National Park's Hooker Valley to wonder at dazzling iceberg lakes, sky-scraping peaks and spectacular glaciers.

    Continue your cycling adventure and ride on the Alps 2 Ocean (A2O) Cycle Trail and fully immerse in New Zealand's symbolic colour and beauty - the high peaks and distinctive blue lakes. Spend another two nights on the edge of Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, taking in the stunning views of the turquoise blue waters of Lake Pukaki and the Southern Alps and Aoraki Mt Cook.

    No Mackenzie Basin visit is complete without stargazing. So your finale will be in a private cellar observatory to explore one of the darkest skies in the world with a 6" refractor telescope while you are treated with refreshments and nibbles.

    You'll be supported with a local experienced tour guide and support vehicle while you are on the trail.

    You luggage will be transferred to your next accommodation. You only need to carry a daypack.

    The trip starts and concludes in Queenstown.

    Combining the best New Zealand cycling trails with luxury boutique accommodation, fine food and wine, this is the ultimate luxury cycling adventure in Queenstown.

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    Departs daily on request

    E-bike Upgrade: Extra per person $220 per person

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Queenstown, New Zealand
    This luxury cycling package incorporates 3 Great Rides of NZ - Queenstown Trail, Otago Central Rail Trail, and Alps to Ocean Trail, and a guided ...
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    From $5,409.49 Per Person, Twin Share
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  3. 'Lakes to Sea' Otago Central Rail Trail Cycling 5D4N, Fully Guided & Small Group

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    This cycle adventure is a 5 day/4 night guided tour on the Otago Central Rail Trail, a scenic and historic journey into the Central Otago heartland. You'll cycling 4 to 5 hours per day on a vehicle free trail with an easy gradient, traversing ever-changing mountainous, rugged landscapes, tunnels, viaducts, spectacular river gorges, old historic gold-mining villages and more. 

    You will soon to understand why Otago Central Rail Trail is favoured by so many cyclists. You can get a Rail Trail Passport, which can be stamped at every historic station you pass through. You will ride passing many beautiful Mountain ranges, Rock and Pillar Range, the Kakanuis, Rough Ridge, Raggedy Range, the Hawkduns and the Dunstan Range. But you won't have to climb any of them, because the trail follows an old railway line. You will ride through many charming historic townships, with cafés and restaurants showcasing the region’s fantastic food, wine and beer. Let your thoughts wander to the next meal, because great food, wine and craft beer are part of this amazing adventure.

    You'll be supported with a local experienced tour guide and support vehicle while you are on the trail. The guides are passionate and knowledgeable about the trail and the area and this will all add to making this a tour to remember.

    Accommodation is included each night at old historic hotels. You luggages will be transferred to accommodation. You only need to carry a daypack.

    All meals are included for the duration of the cycling tours as noted in the itinerary.

    The trip starts from Queenstown and concludes either in Dunedin or Queenstown.

    The 'Lake to The Sea' Cycling 5D4N tour is a relaxed cycling tour for you to experience the iconic Otago Central Rail Trail.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Queenstown, New Zealand
    This cycle adventure is a 5 day/4 night guided tour on the Otago Central Rail Trail, a scenic and historic journey into the Central Otago ...
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    From $1,638.09 Per Person, Twin Share
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  4. North Island to South Island Gourmet Walking 13D12N, Fully Guided

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    Departing from Auckland, this 13 day gourmet walk enable you to experience the contrast between the North and South of New Zealand in true kiwi comfort and style. Walk among towering granite peaks, wander pristine alpine lakes and rivers, journey into isolated valleys and glow worm caves. Taste the acclaimed New Zealand wines, and find yourself in front of picture perfect volcanic peaks. You'll find yourself wanting to pause at every place to document the dramatic vistas as they unfold in front of you.

    Start your journey cruising out to Waiheke Island for some exclusive wineries and stunning coastline, then head to fairy-tale Whirinaki Forest and the spectacular Huka Falls. When your North Island part of journey concludes while you stare and admiring the dramatic beauty of Tongariror National Park, celebrate your arrival on the South Island where you'll discover a new meaning of the word 'dramatic' in Fiordland and Milford Sound. Walk the valleys and forests surrounding Lake Wakatipu and relax with some of the world's finest wines from Central Otago.

    The Central Otago region is New Zealand's finest producer of Pinot Noir. Venture down the Kawarau River Gorge to a local winery. You'll enjoy a winery tour, then taste and immerse yourself in the wine-making process before relaxing in Queenstown with views of the Remarkables and the surrounding peaks. Accommodation is included each night and chosen based on their quality and location. On this trip, you'll stay at VR Rotorua Lake Resort located on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotoiti, old world charm Chateau Tongariro set spectacularly against Mt Ruapehu in the heart of the National Park, Crown Plaza featuring stunning views over Lake Wakatip, mountain view Milford Sound Chalets in Milford Sound, Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas positioning on the tranquil shores of beautiful Lake Te Anau, and Edgewater Resort on the shores of Lake Wanaka.

    Most meals are included for the duration of the walk. At night, you'll dine with your fellow walkers as a group at hand-picked restaurants focusing on local produce and Kiwi meals of a high standard. There is one dinner not included, so you can head out and explore the options on your own. With dinner every night, you'll also be provided with local wines to enjoy with your meals.

    The tour starts from Auckland and concludes in Queenstown. All transfers as well as guides are included. Small groups of twelve walkers are hosted by highly experienced and knowledgeable guides. The walk is graded easy and fully supported. You only need to carry a day pack each day.

    This North Island to South Island 13 Day Gourmet Walk is to relax, escape the day to day, and indulge in the incredible sights, sounds and tastes.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland, New Zealand
    Departing from Auckland, this 13 day gourmet walk enable you to experience the contrast between the North and South of New Zealand in true kiwi ...
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    From $9,827.75 Per Person, Twin Share
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  5. Far South Island Gourmet Walk 10D9N, Fully Guided

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    Departing from Queenstown, this ten-day-nine-night far South Island walking tour offers you the opportunity to walk in an area like no other on the planet - the Wakatipu basin, Mount Aspiring National Park, Fiordland, Milford Sound, Routeburn Track, and Milford Track are all on show in this incredible trip.

    The far south of New Zealand is defined by incredibly beautiful jagged landscapes waiting to be experienced on foot, in the air, and from the water. You'll walk amidst towering granite peaks, pristine alpine lakes, crystal clear rivers, isolated valleys, Fiords, glaciers and rainforests.

    The Central Otago region is New Zealand's finest producer of Pinot Noir. Venture down the Kawarau River Gorge to a local winery. You'll enjoy a winery tour, taste and immerse yourself in the wine-making process before relaxing in Queenstown with views of the Remarkables and the surrounding peaks.

    Accommodation is included each night and chosen based on their quality, and location. On this trip, you'll stay at Crown Plaza featuring stunning views over Lake Wakatip, mountain view Milford Sound Chalets in Milford Sound, Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas along the tranquil shores of the beautiful Lake Te Anau, and Edgewater Resort on the shores of Lake Wanaka.

    Most meals are included for the duration of the walk. At night, you'll dine with your fellow walkers as a group at hand-picked restaurants focusing on local produce and Kiwi meals of a high standard. There is one dinner not included, so you can head out and explore the options on your own. With dinner every night, you'll also be provided with local wines to enjoy with your meals.

    All transfers to and from Queenstown as well as guides are included. Small groups of twelve walkers are hosted by highly experienced and knowledgeable guides. The walk is graded easy and fully supported. You only need to carry a day pack each day.

    This Far South Island 10 day gourmet walk will enable you to relax, escape the day to day, and indulge in the incredible sights, sounds and tastes of New Zealand.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Queenstown, New Zealand
    Departing from Queenstown, this ten-day-nine-night far South Island walking tour offers you the opportunity to walk in an area like no other on the ...
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    From $6,932.53 Per Person, Twin Share
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