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New Zealand: Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown, Fox Glacier, Hokitika, Wellington

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Our Activity Level rating system ranks adventures on a scale of 1 to 5 to help you determine if a trip is right for you. See the descriptions below for more information about the physical requirements associated with each rating.

Activity Level 1:

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Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 25 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 1-2 miles over some uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last at least 1-2 hours at a time. Altitude can range from zero to 5,000 feet.

Activity Level 2:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderately Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 40 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 2-3 miles over some uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for at least 2-3 hours at a time. Altitude can range from zero to 5,000 feet.

Activity Level 3:

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Moderate

Travelers should be able to climb 60 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 3 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 3 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 5,000 to 7,000 feet.

Activity Level 4:

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Moderately Strenuous

Travelers should be able to climb 80 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 4 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 4 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 7,000 to 9,000 feet.

Activity Level 5:

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Strenuous

Travelers should be able to climb 100 or more stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 8 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 4 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 10,000 feet or more.

Accommodations

Main Trip

Amora Auckland Hotel

Auckland, Australia

Located next to Myers Park, the Amora Auckland is within walking distance of shopping and entertainment areas. Each of the 149 rooms features a TV, telephone, wireless Internet access (for a fee), a kitchenette, private balcony and private bath. Hotel facilities include the on-site Grill Restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a gym.

Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort

Rotorua, New Zealand

The Wai Ora (a Maori phrase which translates as "healing waters") offers panoramic views of lovely Lake Rotorua. Guests have access to on-site amenities including a beach, health club, spa, and outdoor pool. The hotel features 30 rooms, each with a coffeemaker, minibar, and telephone.

Swiss-Belresort Coronet Peak

Queenstown, New Zealand

Enjoy your stay in Queenstown at the Swiss-Belresort Coronet Peak, a spacious hotel just outside of the city. Each room features a TV, free wireless Internet access, a fridge, private bath with a hairdryer, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Hotel facilities include a seven lane bowling alley and restaurant.

 

Distinction Hotel Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier, New Zealand

Located in the small township of Fox Glacier, the Distinction Hotel Fox Glacier offers fine mountain views. Hotel facilities include a lounge with a fireplace. Each of the 20 rooms also has its own balcony, plus a TV, CD player, telephone, Internet access, coffee- and tea-making facilities, iron and ironing board, and private bath with hair dryer.

Beachfront Hotel

Hokitika, New Zealand

Nestled on a serene stretch of coastline, the Beachfront Hokitika is a terrific base from which to enjoy New Zealand's waterfront. It's also conveniently located within walking distance to Hokitika's quaint cafés, craft shops, and galleries. On-site, there is a bar and restaurant, and each of the hotel's 53 rooms feature amenities such as a refrigerator, satellite TV, and private bath with hair dryer.

Amora Hotel

Wellington, New Zealand

Close to the beach, this hotel is situated in downtown Wellington for easy access to the city’s offerings. The nine-story hotel has 192 rooms, each with a telephone, satellite TV, safe, minibar, and private bath with shower and hair dryer. Hotel amenities include an onsite restaurant and bar, as well as a fitness center.

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Paihia Pacific Resort

Bay of Islands, New Zealand

The tranquil, boutique-style Paihia Pacific Resort is just a short stroll to the ocean and a five-minute walk to Paihia’s town center. Facilities include a restaurant and bar, swimming pool, spa, and sauna. Each of the 35 rooms features a direct-dial phone, TV, refrigerator, coffee- and tea-making facilities, and private bath with hair dryer.

Reef Retreat

Palm Cove, Australia

You don't have to travel far from the hotel to find Australia's natural wonders, including the Great Barrier Reef. Just steps away from the ocean, the Reef Retreat is a beach-goer's paradise. The boutique hotel features 36 air-conditioned rooms, which include free wireless internet access, TV, kitchenettes, and private balcony. Hotel amenities include heated outdoor swimming and spa pools and a restaurant.

The Sydney Boulevard Hotel

Sydney, Australia

The 270-room Sydney Boulevard Hotel is just four blocks from Sydney Harbour in the CBD (central business district), which makes it conveniently within walking distance of several cafés and shops, and local attractions such as the Australian Museum. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel, and each air-conditioned room features amenities such as tea- and coffee-making facilities and a private bath with hair dryer.

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