Tongariro, Taranaki & the Forgotten World
October/November 2020

Explore the heart of the North Island and Taranaki on an adventure which is sure to have something to appeal to you. Along with the natural grandeur of the Tongariro World Heritage Park, you will get off the beaten track with your tour manager who will introduce you to an area he knows well. Then glimpse the pioneer past of New Zealand on the Forgotten World Highway before being delighted by Taranaki’s thriving arts world offering fascinating insights into contemporary art ideas. Cap off the experience with New Plymouth’s  prolific gardens which are so spectacular that they have their own acclaimed festival, the Taranaki Garden Festival (formerly the Rhododendron Festival).

TOUR DATES   Thursday 29 October –  Wednesday 4 November 2020 (6 nights)

This tour is now full. Please contact us if you would like to go on a wait list.

We may offer this tour again in October 2021 – contact us to register your interest – phone 0800 853 276 or email – cnltours@hot.co.nz.

 

 

 

 

 

Wellington, Wairarapa & Kapiti Island
November 2020

Join us on an exploration of some of the nooks and crannies of the Wellington and Wairarapa regions. In Wellington we bypass some of the more common tourist spots (although you can easily visit Te Papa and other popular destinations in a free afternoon or by staying on in Wellington pre or post tour), and instead see some  local favourites.

Stay in the delightful town of Martinborough. Delve into the history and mystery of astronomy at Stonehenge Aotearoa, and do some stargazing in the dark skies of the Wairarapa.

For native flora and fauna lovers, our visits to Otari-Wilton’s bush and Pukaha National Wildlife Centre at Mount Bruce will be a treat. The highlight, though, will be an overnight stay on Kapiti Island as we spend the evening on the hunt for the little spotted kiwi.

TOUR MANAGER  Andrew Matheson

TOUR DATES   Friday 6 – Friday 13 November 2020 (7 nights)

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of an experienced Calder & Lawson Tours tour manager
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Local guides
  • All group transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Activities and sightseeing tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • Pre-tour material

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Domestic travel to Wellington (flights can be booked for you at an additional cost)
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages during included meals, unless
    specified.
  • Personal expenses
  • If you wish to pay by credit card, a surcharge fee of 2.5% will be charged

TOUR PRICE
Share twin per person               NZD $2,990
Single supplement                     NZD $   750

Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours if you are interested in a single occupancy place.

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 12

This tour is now full. Please contact us if you would like to go on a waitlist – 0800 853 276 or email cnltours@hot.co.nz 

 

 

 

 

Gibbs Farm Sculpture and Matakana
November 2020

Just an hour north of Auckland the delightful village of Matakana and its surrounds invite exploration: lush vineyards, idyllic coastal views and a foodie heaven.  A short break for a spring-time visit, this tour is perfect for both dedicated and casual lovers of sculpture and art as we visit three distinct sculpture installations. The highlight will undoubtedly be Gibbs Farm,  home to a series of major site specific artworks commissioned from some of the world’s most significant artists. You will also have the opportunity to visit one of the lesser known islands of the Hauraki Gulf, Kawau Island, on the daily Royal Mail ship and visit the historic mansion house.

TOUR MANAGER  Peter Gibbs

TOUR DATES   Tuesday 17 – Friday 20 November 2020 (3 nights)

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of an experienced Calder & Lawson Tours tour manager
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Local guides
  • All group transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Activities and sightseeing tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • Pre-tour material.

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Domestic travel to Auckland (flights can be booked for you at an additional cost)
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages during included meals, unless specified
  • Personal expenses
  • If you wish to pay by credit card, a surcharge fee of 2.5% will be charged

TOUR PRICE
Share twin per person               NZD $1,590
Single supplement                     NZD $   390

Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours if you are interested in a single occupancy place.

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18

 

 

 

 

 

Northland
November/December 2020

Visit the ‘winterless north’ of New Zealand as the Pohutukawa bloom. Enjoy exceptional coastal beauty, sweeping beaches and magnificent stands of native trees. Visit important places of historical and cultural significance and some of the country’s best museums. If you have not travelled to Northland before you will delight in the friendly people, delicious local food and slower pace of life. An early summer visit will afford us warm weather and long evenings, perfect for enjoying sunsets over the magnificent Hokianga. On this tour we will see the iconic highlights of Northland but will also have time to wander, get out on azure waters of the Bay of Islands and meet the locals.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of an experienced Calder & Lawson Tours tour manager
  • 7 nights accommodation (twin share)
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Local guides
  • All group transfers
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Activities and sightseeing tours with local guides as detailed in the itinerary
  • Pre-tour material

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel to/from Auckland (arrangements can be made for you at an additional cost)
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages during included meals, unless specified
  • Personal expenses
  • If you wish to pay by credit card, a surcharge fee of 2.5% will be charged

TOUR PRICE
Share twin per person               NZD $3,290
Single supplement                     NZD $   990

Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours if you are interested in a single occupancy place.

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18