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Scenic New Zealand

  VBT offers two distinct vacations to the gorgeous and geographically diverse South Island of New Zealand—our biking vacation, New Zealand: The South Island, and its sister vacation, Walking New Zealand: Splendor of the South Island. Although both vacations are on the South Island, they each visit completely different areas within the island—so there’s no reason not to do both… Read More

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New Zealand’s South Island—the 12th largest in the world—is home breathtaking yet different landscapes ranging from the Canterbury Plains to a coastal rainforest to the jagged peaks of the Southern Alps. One might find themselves visiting a glacier and then swimming with dolphins in the coastal waters less than an hour later. Given this amazing topography, it’s not surprising that… Read More

March 05, 2012 in New Zealand / (0) comments

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Machu Picchu, Peru

On one of our recent New Zealand Bike Tours VBT travelers added a penguin rescue to their list of memorable encounters while exploring the South Island. During their stay at the Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki, VBT guests Jim, Karen, Mark and Sophie were part of a rescue party, transporting a disoriented Tawaki penguin from a dangerous highway back to the… Read More

October 24, 2011 in New Zealand VBT Community / (0) comments

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Machu Picchu, Peru

Sunday, October 23 marked a momentous day for international rugby fans. For the first time in 24 years, New Zealand was awarded the William Webb Ellis Cup, and the All Blacks, New Zealand’s national rugby team, captured victory on its home pitch at Eden Park in Auckland. Beginning in 1987, the Rugby Union World Cup has taken place every 4… Read More

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