Planning your trip to New Zealand

 
LA Times | Travel
 

Guided walk rates include accommodations, three meals a day, guide and water transportation. THE TOUR Marlborough Sounds Adventure Co., Picton, New Zealand; 011-64-3-573-6078, www.marlboroughsounds.. Four-day guided walk is $710 per person; five-day walk $868. THE BEST WAY From LAX,...

By Amanda Jones // 10.29.08
 

Guided walk rates include accommodations, three meals a day, guide and water transportation.

THE TOUR

Marlborough Sounds Adventure Co., Picton, New Zealand; 011-64-3-573-6078, www.marlboroughsounds.. Four-day guided walk is $710 per person; five-day walk $868.

THE BEST WAY

From LAX, Air New Zealand flies daily from Los Angeles to Auckland. There are several flights a day from Auckland to Blenheim, which is the closest airport to Picton. Marlborough Sounds Adventure Co. can arrange the 30-minute transfer from Blenheim to Picton.

www.airnewzealand.com.

WHERE TO STAY

You will need to arrive in Picton one night before the hike. We stayed at the Yacht Club Hotel, which was very basic, but most convenient. Double rooms from $81. Yacht Club Hotel, 25 Waikawa Road, Picton, New Zealand; 011-64-3-573-7002, www.theyachtclub.co.nz

TO LEARN MORE

The New Zealand government offers tips on travel, lodging, visas, at www.newzealand.govt.nz.