Luxury Queenstown & Beyond - Great Rides & Walk 7D6N, Fully Supported

From A$7,400.00 Per Person, Twin Share

At a Glance

Trip Highlights

  • Professional guiding and supported cycling on 3 Great Rides of New Zealand
  • Wine tasting experience in Gibbston Valley and private cellar and observatory experience
  • Explore the Otago Centrail Rail Trail, once a busy rail route it is now a multi-day cycle journey that is steeped in history
  • See New Zealand in all its colour and beauty pm The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail  
  • Stay at three 5 star luxury boutique accommodation and a comfortable self contained lodge along the Central Otago Trail
  • Cycle the Queenstown Trail and ride along a mix of lakeside paths, country lanes, quiet roads, vineyards and cross-country cycleways with countless sights to enjoy in between

What's Included

  • 6 nights luxury boutique accommodation with comfort and leisure
  • 6x breakfasts, 5x lunches, 2x dinners and pre-dinner drink & antipasto platter
  • Private guided full day walk in Aoraki/Mt Cook & Hooker Valley
  • Queenstown return transfers
  • Wine tasting experience in Gibbston Valley
  • Private cellar and Observatory experience
  • All cycle equipment provided
  • Guided cycle 3 famous NZ trails with a local experienced tour guide and support vehicle while you are on the trail. The guides are passionate and knowledgeable about the trail


Day 1 Arrive - Queenstown
Hidden Lodge (5 star boutique)
Pre-dinner drinks and antipasto platter
Day 2 Queenstown Trail Arrowtown & Bridges Cycling - Gibbston Valley Wine Tasting
Hidden Lodge (5 star boutique)
Breakfast, Lunch, Gibbston Valley Wine Tasting, Pre-dinner drinks and antipasto platter
Day 3 Otago Central Rail Trail Cycling
Tiger Hill Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Otago Central Rail Trail Cycling
AZUR Lodge (5 Star Luxury Boutique)
Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Aoraki/Mt Cook & Hooker Valley Private Guided Walk Full Day
Lake Pukaki Lakeside Villa (5 Star Luxury Boutique)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 A2O Cycling - A Great Ride of NZ
Lake Pukaki Lakeside Villa (5 Star Luxury Boutique)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 Depart


Dates & Prices

Daily departure on request. Group discount is available for 4 or people. Please contact us for group bookings.


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How To Get There

- The departure point is Queenstown
- Major commercial flights provide convenient access to Queenstown

Cycle Distance

Day 1: Arrive Queenstown
Day 2: Queenstown Trail Cycling, approx. 30 km, 4 - 5 hours
Day 3: Otago Central Rail Trail Cycling, approx. 37 km
Day 4: Otago Central Rail Trail Cycling, approx. 20 km
Day 5: Private guided Hooker Valley walk in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park
Day 6: Alps to Ocean (A2O) Cycling, approx. 43 km
Day 7: Depart from Queenstown

Weather & Climate

Central Otago has the most distinctive climate in New Zealand, hot summers, cold winters and low rainfall. You can experience four seasons in one day on the Otago Central Rail Trail, so carry clothing sufficient to cope with a range of temperatures. Be sure to apply sunscreen no matter what the season as the sun can burn in even in colder months.

Check out the local weather forecast for Alexandra.


Extremely low rainfall along most of the Rail Trail means drinking water is not as freely available as in other parts of New Zealand. Be prepared by taking plenty of water with you when venturing out on to the Trail. If you do run short, many businesses stock and sell bottled drinking water.

To avoid getting saddle sore we recommend you do some regular biking before your tour. During the trip, you can help avoid soreness by easing up off the saddle each time you are going down hill. If you do get saddle sore try bland creams such as Vaseline, or commercial products such as Chafe Ease.

The tour will allow time for toilet stops at frequent intervals when you stop for meals and snacks. There are also quite a few trailside toilets and you would be advised to carry a small supply of paper or tissues for use in these. WHAT TO BRING
Choose which items are necessary for your tour:

- Shoes - sneakers, gym shoes, trainers, bike shoes etc with good solid soles (not bare toes)
- Comfy shorts, track pants (no heavy seams). Bike shorts are a worthwhile investment
- Polypropylene clothing
- Sunscreen, hat, Lip balm and sunglasses
- Cell phone (bear in mind there is no signal in some Central Otago areas)
- Camera
- Windproof/waterproof jacket
- Torch (for tunnels)
- Water bottle  our bikes have bottle cages that hold a 750ml bottle; you can purchase these at our depots
- Bike Gloves
- Casual eveningwear if required
- If you have any special medication, please remember to pack with you day gear on arrival.

WHAT YOU WILL BE SUPPLIED - Cycle equipments: bicycle, helmet, repair kit, panniers, odometer and trail documentation
- Spare inner tube, tools, puncture repair kit, and pump. Your guide will also have repair equipment.

We will supply first aid pack which will be located in the support vehicle.

Other Information

Onlyluxe Travel acts as travel agency and work with different tour operators.

Payment Detail
All pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below). Bookings are not confirmed until full payment and the signed Booking Form has been received by Onlyluxe Travel.

A non-refundable 30% deposit is payable within 7 days of your booking, with the final balance due 60 days prior to departure. If a booking is made 60 days or less before departure, the full payment is payable immediately. Last minute bookings are payable before arrival. Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of a booking with cancellation penalties payable to Onlyluxe Travel. If you pay by credit card or PayPal a surcharge will be added to the total price.

Single Supplement
All accommodation is twin share. Single guests will share with someone of the same gender. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of will apply. The supplementary price refers to our quotation and needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.

General Cancellation Policies
- Outside of 60 days monies will be refunded less 30% of full fee
- Within 60 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited
- No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption
- We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance and medical insurance

Please Note: Cancellations must be advised in email and will take effect from the date they are received.

The participant agrees to indemnify Onlyluxe Travel, and its servant, tour operator and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which the tour operator, or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.

Smoking is not permitted on the bus, or in tents or in other accommodation being used by tour operator at the time that a trip is being conducted.

Child Policy
Please consult travel consultant on age limit.

Changes to Itineraries
Local conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.

Changes in Prices
While we will do its utmost to honour its pricing unforeseen circumstances may mean that prices may be subject to change without notice.

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Age Limits
You need to advise Onlyluxe travel and the tour operator on any pre-existing medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. Onlyluxe Travel and the tour operator may require an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.

Cancellation by The Tour Operator
The walks take place in very special wilderness settings. The tour operator is at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. The tour operator will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, impassable snow, etc) the tour operator may need to cancel a walk with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the walk has commenced. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any walk up to 60 days prior to departure if a minimum of 4 walkers are unable to meet for a tour. If the tour operator needs to cancel for any reason, the cost of the walk or any other costs associated with travel to the designated pick up point, overnight accommodation, meals, etc will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out prior to travel.

Force Majeure
'Force Majeure' means (without restriction) any event which Onlyluxe Travel or its third party providers could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Force Majeure covers events such as, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events beyond our control. In the case of Force Majeure Onlyluxe Travel will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips.

In rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, the tour operator may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the walk. Helicopter evacuations are expensive and in most cases will be at a cost to the customer.

For Australian residents, under the Australian Government Medicare Act, it is prohibited for any domestic travel insurance product to provide any financial reimbursement with regard to ambulance or air ambulance services. We therefore strongly advise our customers to take specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider. Evacuation cost will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore it is also strongly recommended that our customers take out travel insurance to cover (amongst other things) the costs associated with evacuation.

Travel Insurance
In view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, we strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.

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