Cycle and Cruise Australia & New Zealand

14
Nights
2021
Feb 14
From
$4890
Regal
Princess
Including flights, accommodation,
tours, meals, entertainment

On this cruise in each port of call we will be met by our coach and will transfer to a fantastic Bike Track, many of which are the best Rail Trails in New Zealand. Each day you are provided with a bike and have an option of a shorter section or a longer section of the days ride. Most of the rides are on Rail Trails so are relatively flat as the trains were not able to climb steep hills. All of the rides have the spectacular scenery of Australia and New Zealand on show. An easier section might be approximately 30km which would take three to four hours of easy riding. A harder ride might be 50 to 60km which would take approximately five hours. Each day we will have a meeting point for lunch where the group will meet together and be able to get something for lunch before continuing on to the end of the ride where we are met by our bus and taken back to the ship. The rides will be looked after by a tour manager who is contactable by phone and will come and pick you up if you need it.

Visiting Hobart: Eastern Foreshore Trail, Dunedin: Otago Central Rail Trail, Wellington: Rimutaka Trail, Rotorua: Te Ara Ahi Cycle Trail, Akaroa – Little River Trail, Auckland: Hauraki Rail Trail,Picton – Queen Charlotte/Link Pathway

Highlights Include

  • Welcome Drinks Party
  • Derwent River Foreshore Trail - Hobart
  • Spectacular cruising through Milford Sound followed by Doubtful and Dusky Sounds
  • Otago Central Rail Trail, the first of New Zealand’s rail trails
  • The New Zealand Great Ride the Rimutaka Trail
  • Te Ara Ahi Circle trail of Rotorua takes us from Whakarewarewa MTB along the City Cycle Way and then into the Redwood Forest
  • Akaroa – Little River Trail
  • Cycle along the Seabird Coast to Kaiaua and then along to Thames
  • Cycle the historic railway corridor from Thames winding through the Karangahake Gorge to Waihi
  • Luxury Cruising onboard Regal Princess
Cycle and Cruise Australia & New Zealand Map

Includes

  • Travel on Regal Princess in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Regal Princess
  • Welcome Drinks Party onboard the ship
  • 2 nights’ accommodation including breakfast in the Thames area
  • Bike rental in each port of call (Electric bikes are on request. Additional charges will apply)
  • International airfares from Auckland to Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney* *There will be a surcharge for flights to Adelaide and Perth
  • Tour management by Travelrite International Pty. Ltd.
  • A Travelrite backpack
  • A final night dinner
Regal Princess Deck plans

Regal Princess

The new Regal Princess, sister ship to Royal Princess, is a spectacular example of the next generation of innovative Princess ships. From the breathtaking Atrium & Piazza – over 50 per cent larger than other ships’ atriums in the line and featuring exciting new eateries – to signature features like The SeaWalk, a dramatic glass-bottom walkway, which has been called one of the “Top Gee-Whiz Features at Sea”, you’ll quickly come to love the many exciting dining and entertainment options available on this majestic ship. Regal Princess offers a truly luxurious cruise experience.

DAY 1 Sunday 14 February, 2021 Sydney/Departure
This afternoon board the Regal Princess on this fantastic Cycle and Cruise journey of New Zealand. Be up on deck as we cruise Sydney Harbour and out through Sydney Heads.

DAY 2 Monday 15 February, 2021 At sea
A day at sea to explore and enjoy the fabulous facilities of the ship. This evening we have a welcome drinks party so you can meet other passengers in the group.

DAY 3 Tuesday 16 February, 2021 Hobart
We first ride along the Hobart foreshore from the city centre to MONA. Enjoy the views of the Derwent River and Mt Wellington as you cycle through this beautiful city. You then have the option of visiting the intriguing MONA for the afternoon or continuing across the Tasman Bridge to the Eastern Foreshore Trail on the other side of the Derwent. Following the Derwent River, this winding trail along the coast between Bellerive to Howrah takes you past the famous Blundstone Arena and some wonderful white sand beaches.

DAY 4 Wednesday 17 February, 2021 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the fabulous facilities of the ship.

DAY 5 Thursday 18 February, 2021 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the fabulous facilities of the ship.

DAY 6 Friday 19 February, 2021 Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Today we cruise through some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand as we visit Milford Sound followed by Doubtful and Dusky Sounds. The fiords will be a highlight of the cruise, with spectacular scenery and fascinating wildlife. Nothing can prepare you for the majesty of Milford Sound, star of Fiordlands National Park. New vistas mesmerise at each turn – towering Mitre Peak, rising 1692 metres above the Sound, plunging waterfalls, bottlenose and dusky dolphins, fur seals and Fiordland crested penguins are amongst this wonderland of outstanding natural beauty.

DAY 7 Saturday 20 February, 2021 Otago Central Rail Trail
Today we arrive into Dunedin. Originally founded by Scottish settlers and known as the Edinburgh of the South. We are transferred to the Otago Central Rail trail, the first of New Zealand’s Rail Trails and the Original Great Ride. Located along the former route of the Otago Central Railway, we will ride along a portion of this off-road 152-kilometre-long trail. We enjoy this fantastic trail and ride past historic gold-mining villages, country pubs and through rugged scenery. A fantastic day!

DAY 8 Sunday 21 February, 2021 Little River Trail
This morning we arrive in Akaroa. We will be met by our private coach to start cycling the Little River Rail Trail from the town of Little River. This 49 kilometre trail travels beside Lake Forsyth along the old rail embankments and tracks. You’ll be treated to stunning views of the Southern Alps, Lakes and a variety of bird life. We are then transferred back to the ship.

DAY 9 Monday 22 February, 2021 Picton
Today we call into Picton, in the spectacular Marlborough region. You’ll find native bush on one side and sparkling Marlborough Sounds on the other as we cycle along the stunning coastline. We take the ferry across the sound to Mistletoe Bay where we will pick up the Queen Charlotte Track. We will ride along the track towards Anakiwa. From here, we meet up with The Link Pathway and ride back to Picton. There will be plenty of opportunities to take scenic photos along the way.

DAY 10 Tuesday 23 February, 2021 Wellington
Today we call into Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. Our ride today will be along a section of the Rimutaka Trail. This trail winds through the Rimutaka Mountain Ranges around the Southern Coast. The harder option will start at Cross Creek and will involve a climb. The easier option will start up high and involve downhill and then flat riding as you head into the suburbs of Wellington. Enjoy riding through tunnels, over bridges and dramatic scenery!

DAY 11 Wednesday 24 February, 2021 At sea
A day at sea to explore and enjoy the fabulous facilities of the ship.

DAY 12 Thursday 25 February, 2021 Tauranga/ Rotorua
This morning we arrive in Tauranga. After disembarking we will be met by our private coach and transferred to the Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest in Rotorua where we pick up the Te Ara Ahi Cycle Trail. For those who have opted for the harder ride, your journey takes you from Whakarewarewa MTB along the City Cycle Way and then into the Redwood Forest and for those who have opted for the leisurely ride, your journey takes you from to Whakarewarewa MTB along the City Cycle Way. The two groups will come together in Rotorua for lunch. We return to the ship late afternoon.

DAY 13 Friday 26 February, 2021 Hauraki Rail Trail
This morning we arrive in Auckland, the largest city and commercial centre of New Zealand. After breakfast we will disembark the ship and travel south to meet the Hauraki Rail Trail at Miranda. We cycle along the Seabird Coast to Kaiaua and then along to Thames where we stay the night.

DAY 14 Saturday 27 February, 2021 Hauraki Rail Trail
Today we continue our ride along the historic railway corridor from Thames winding through the Karangahake Gorge to Waihi. The trail travels through some of the most stunning scenery in New Zealand through the historic railway corridor from Thames to Waihi. We then transfer to our hotel where we have a final night dinner to celebrate our trip!

DAY 15 Sunday 28 February, 2021 Departure
This morning we transfer to Auckland Airport for our flights back to Australia.

Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
ID Inside 10,11,12,14 $4,890 $6,890
IC Inside 8,15,16 $4,950 $6,990
IB Inside 8,9,10,11,12,14,15 $4,990 $7,090
BW Balcony (Obstructed) 8 $5,450 $7,690
DW Balcony (Obstructed) 8 $5,490 $7,790
BD Baclony 9,10,11,12,14 $5,690 $8,090
BC Baclony 15,16 $5,750 $8,190
BB Baclony 9,10,11,12,14,15 $5,790 $8,490
DD Deluxe Baclony 9,10,11,12,14 $5,850 $8,590
DC Deluxe Baclony 8,15,16 $5,890 $8,690
DB Deluxe Baclony 9,10,11,12,14 $5,990 $8,790
MC Mini Suite 15,16 $6,290 $9,290
MB Mini Suite 10,11,12,14,15 $6,390 $9,490
Included port and handling charges and ship gratuities $580 $880
Included air taxes as at 1/11/2019 $50 $50

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • Travel on Regal Princess in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Regal Princess
  • Welcome Drinks Party onboard the ship
  • 2 nights’ accommodation including breakfast in the Thames area
  • Bike rental in each port of call (Electric bikes are on request. Additional charges will apply)
  • International airfares from Auckland to Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney* *There will be a surcharge for flights to Adelaide and Perth
  • Tour management by Travelrite International Pty. Ltd.
  • A Travelrite backpack
  • A final night dinner

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Passport and visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals unless specified in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing and general expenses unless specified in the itinerary
  • Additional travel arrangements not in the detailed itinerary. These will be quoted for separately

Extending

You can stay longer in New Zealand for minimal extra cost. Please contact Travelrite on 1800 630 343 for more information.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

International touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair-climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.

Tour Operator:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd, ATAS number A10538 (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour operator.

Tour Costs:
The tour costs are based on general transport, accommodation costs and foreign exchange rate at 1/11/19. Travelrite reserves the right to alter the costs if any of these factors change, giving any passenger that has booked the right to withdraw with full refund of monies paid or modify arrangements. No alterations to price will be made within 90 days of departure from Australia.

Deposits and Payments:
A deposit of $900 per passenger is required at the time of booking. Full payment will be required 90 days before departure for the tour. A 1.5% administration fee will be charged on payments made by credit card.

Cancellation Charges:
Cancellations within 90 days of departure will result in the loss of all monies paid. Cancellation outside 90 days from departure will result in a cancellation fee of $900 per person.

Travel Insurance:
Travel insurance is recommended to cover the costs of cancellation fees due to illness, death in family, etc.

Minimum Tour Numbers and Conditions:
The tour has been priced on the basis of a minimum number of passengers having booked 90 days prior to departure. Travelrite reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of all monies paid or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified cost. Travelrite reserves the right to change advertised entrances and/ or substitute the tour host, if necessary for the smooth operation of the tour.

Refunds:
The tour is based on arrangements that do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals or other services not utilized after the tour has commenced.

Travel Documents:
All passengers will require a valid passport. Visas for countries visited are not required for Australian passport holders. If you hold another passport please check with Travelrite.

TOUR PARTICIPATION:
Children under 5 years of age are ineligible on coach & cruise tours. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers with disabilities are welcome on Travelrite & Cruise Offers tours provided they are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance, and do not require special assistance from Travelrite & Cruise Offers personnel. Travelrite and Cruise Offers reserves the right to refuse to carry anyone if it is felt the individual cannot cope with the requirements of coach & cruise tour travel and who may require services and facilities that Travelrite & Cruise Offers cannot guarantee will be available. You agree to not hold the Travelrite & Cruise Offers responsible for any decision made by any of them or any service provider to refuse to carry you, provide any facilities or accommodation to you or to provide any service to you.

Responsibility:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd. (ATAS No A10538) is the tour organiser. Travelrite acts only as an agent in the making of arrangements for hotels, transportation, restaurants or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in the tour, or by act of God. Further no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this tour and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any tour and/or make such changes in the tour as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the tour. This contract shall be construed in accordance of the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia. Any action must be taken in the State of Victoria.

Delays and Unforeseen Events:
You engage Travelrite International to book this tour on your behalf and you acknowledge that Travelrite International acts as your agent for the purpose of making contracts between you and the various providers of accommodation, transportation and other services that comprise the tour. Travelrite International may without reference to you provide or make available to you, or may as your agent engage any third party to provide or make available to you, any good or service which Travelrite International reasonably believes is necessary for your benefit to maintain the tour itinerary, repatriate you or otherwise accommodate, transport or sustain you in circumstances in which the tour itinerary fails wholly or partly for any reason. You appoint Travelrite International your attorney for this purpose. You agree to pay Travelrite International any cost thereof and you indemnify Travelrite International in respect of any cost it incurs in this regard. Travelrite International advises you to obtain travel insurance generally including in respect of the risk that any such good or service may become required.

How to Book:
Bookings can be made by sending full names and addresses of intending tour members with a deposit of $900 for the tour.

Travelrite International Pty. Ltd.
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103

Further information or a booking form can be obtained by telephoning Travelrite International on the following numbers:

Toll Free 1800 630 343
Phone: (03) 8803 6868
Fax: (03) 9836 8068
Email: balwyn@travelrite.com.au

ABOUT TRAVELRITE INTERNATIONAL:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is a well-established family-owned business that’s been operating in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs for more than 35 years. Travelrite International is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA), is fully Accredited with ATAS (A10538) and IATA. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators.

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