East Cape
February 2021

The East Cape of the North Island has a rugged beauty inspired by its isolation and on this tour you will be travelling on one of the world’s greatest and least known coastal road trips. This will be a leisurely journey because around every corner there is something new to see: stunning coastal scenery, white picture postcard bays and coves, remote settlements and farming communities and the ornately carved gateways of the many Marae. Its rich bicultural history makes this a unique destination.  You will have the opportunity to meet some of the local characters working on the out of the way back country stations. With a warm Mediterranean climate, clear blue skies and warm sunshine, this an ideal opportunity to explore some of the local treasures in a part of New Zealand you may not have seen. You will enjoy two-night stays at most stops, meaning time to relax and less packing and unpacking.

TOUR MANAGER  Penny Pickett

TOUR DATES   Wednesday 10 –  Wednesday 17 February 2021 (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
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Activities and sightseeing tours with local guides as detailed in the itinerary
  • Pre-tour material

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Domestic travel to Hamilton (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 $3,150
Single supplement                     NZD $  750

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

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 20

VARIATIONS IN TRAVEL We can make arrangements for any travel you would like to do before or after this tour.  Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

 

 

 

Southland, Stewart Island & Doubtful Sound
8 March 2021

The deep south is an area many New Zealanders have on their bucket lists but have not yet seen. Join us on a comprehensive tour of the best of Southland including spending two nights on Stewart Island. Visit the captivating Catlins, where the strong winds shape the forests and raise impressive waves along the coast. A cruise and overnight stay onboard the Fiordland Navigator on Doubtful Sound is sure to be a highlight. The ride over Wilmot Pass is spectacular enough but the Sound is breath-taking in its grandeur and the serenity and peacefulness you will experience will be memorable. At this time of the year, the late summer days are perfect for exploring and vivid sunsets and long twilight evenings lead to ideal star gazing opportunities. You may find that this tour which blends natural beauty, unspoilt landscapes, fascinating history and southern culture and hospitality takes you to another world and rivals any international experience you may have had.

TOUR DATES Monday 8 – Tuesday 16 March 2021

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of an experienced driver and tour manager
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • 1 night on the ‘Fiordland Navigator’ on Doubtful Sound. Designed along the lines of a traditional scow, the Fiordland Navigator blends old world charm with modern comforts that include spacious viewing decks, a dining saloon with fully licensed bar and an observation lounge
  • 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

  • Domestic travel to Invercargill and from Queenstown (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 of 2.5% will be charged

TOUR PRICE 

Share twin or double occupancy $3,990
Single supplement $1,490

This tour is now full.  We can put you on a waitlist – call us on 0800 853 276 or email cnltours@hot.co.nz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top of the South
March 2021

The top third of the South Island is an area of wonderful contrasts, from the glittering waterways of the Marlborough Sounds and Abel Tasman National Park to the rugged mining landscapes  of the Denniston Plateau and the spectacular high country of Hanmer Springs and Molesworth Station. Take your time seeing the best of the region with several two-night stays. For nature lovers marine and bird life abound in the Marlborough Sounds and at Farewell Spit. Top it off with whale watching off the Kaikoura coast. The late summer weather, luscious local wine and fresh produce, compelling history and scenic grandeur will make this a trip to remember.

TOUR DATES Sunday 21 March – Thursday 1 April 2021

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of an experienced Calder & Lawson Tours tour manager
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • 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

  • Domestic travel to Blenheim and from Christchurch (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 of 2.5% will be charged

TOUR PRICE 

Share twin or double occupancy $4,690
Single supplement $1,290

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, Maximum 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southland, Stewart Island & Doubtful Sound
23 March 2021

The deep south is an area many New Zealanders have on their bucket lists but have not yet seen. Join us on a comprehensive tour of the best of Southland including spending two nights on Stewart Island. Visit the captivating Catlins, where the strong winds shape the forests and raise impressive waves along the coast. A cruise and overnight stay onboard the Fiordland Navigator on Doubtful Sound is sure to be a highlight. The ride over Wilmot Pass is spectacular enough but the Sound is breath-taking in its grandeur and the serenity and peacefulness you will experience will be memorable. At this time of the year, the late summer days are perfect for exploring and vivid sunsets and long twilight evenings lead to ideal star gazing opportunities. You may find that this tour which blends natural beauty, unspoilt landscapes, fascinating history and southern culture and hospitality takes you to another world and rivals any international experience you may have had.

TOUR DATES Tuesday 23 – Wednesday 31 March 2021

This tour is now full. Please contact us to go on a wait list for this tour T 0800 853 276 or email cnltours@hot.co.nz 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southland, Stewart Island & Doubtful Sound
9 April 2021

The deep south is an area many New Zealanders have on their bucket lists but have not yet seen. Join us on a comprehensive tour of the best of Southland including spending two nights on Stewart Island. Visit the captivating Catlins, where the strong winds shape the forests and raise impressive waves along the coast. A cruise and overnight stay onboard the Fiordland Navigator on Doubtful Sound is sure to be a highlight. The ride over Wilmot Pass is spectacular enough but the Sound is breath-taking in its grandeur and the serenity and peacefulness you will experience will be memorable. At this time of the year, the late summer days are perfect for exploring and vivid sunsets and long twilight evenings lead to ideal star gazing opportunities. You may find that this tour which blends natural beauty, unspoilt landscapes, fascinating history and southern culture and hospitality takes you to another world and rivals any international experience you may have had.

TOUR DATES Friday 9 – Saturday 17 April 2021

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of an experienced driver and tour manager
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • 1 night on the ‘Fiordland Navigator’ on Doubtful Sound. Designed along the lines of a traditional scow, the Fiordland Navigator blends old world charm with modern comforts that include spacious viewing decks, a dining saloon with fully licensed bar and an observation lounge
  • 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

  • Domestic travel to Invercargill and from Queenstown (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 of 2.5% will be charged

TOUR PRICE 

Share twin or double occupancy $3,990
Single supplement $1,490

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, Maximum 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walking Chatham & Pitt Islands
November 2021

Don’t let Covid-19 prevent you from taking a trip ‘overseas’ and experiencing a different culture. The Chatham Islands environment is special, rich in its variety of indigenous plants and animals, historic relics and landscapes. Prepare to be surprised as these mysterious islands yield up their secrets. Landscapes with volcanic peaks thrusting up out of rolling peatland, towering seacliffs, the vast expanse of Te Whanga Lagoon, endless kilometres of sandy beaches and the ever-present ocean. Situated in the South Pacific Ocean, about 800km east of Christchurch, the Chatham Islands are New Zealand’s most easterly region. An archipelago of 11 islands, only Pitt and Chatham are inhabited by about 600 people. Meet the Chatham Islanders; a friendly and easy-going local community who extend warm hospitality to visitors. Visit heritage sites and learn of the fascinating history shaped by years of isolation; Moriori, Maori, sealers, whalers, missionaries, farmers, and settlers. We will encounter plenty of plants and birds, including species native to the Chatham’s, some of which are quite rare. Enjoy plentiful fresh seafood: crayfish, paua, and blue cod.  Our walks will take us through contrasting landscapes:  karaka forests, farmland, rocky coastlines, dunes, sandy beaches, expansive wetlands and conservation areas. Spend two nights on Pitt Island, surprisingly different from Chatham Island. Pitt Island is still the most isolated rural community in New Zealand territory. Stay in recently opened suites on Chatham Island and a boutique lodge on Pitt.

TOUR MANAGER – Jenny Newby Fraser

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of an experienced Calder & Lawson Tours tour manager
  • Return airfare ex Auckland to Chatham Island
  • Scenic return flight Chatham Island to Pitt Island
  • 5 nights accommodation on Chatham Island (twin share)
  • 2 nights accommodation on Pitt Island (twin share)
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All group transfers
  • Activities and sightseeing tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • Pre-tour material

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Domestic flights/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
  • A 2.5% surcharge if you wish to pay by credit card

TOUR PRICE
Share twin or double occupancy       NZD$5,290

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

GROUP SIZE Minimum 8, maximum 10