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NZCFS 60th Birthday Tour – September 2012 – 24 days in China


 In 2012, NZCFS turns 60! 

NZCFS 60th Birthday Tour itinerary detail is now finalised. 

The tour follows the outline that is promoted below. To view the itinerary in full, please see the NZCFS 60th Birthday China Tour  flyer, and to view the route look at 60th Birthday Tour map


The cost is $7490 for twin share accommodation. This cost includes all travel from your home town in New Zealand and return, all food, entry fees. It only excludes travel insurance, visa application fees, and personal spending. Our own NZCFS selected travel guide will accompany us, as well as experienced NZCFS tour leader Dave Bromwich, who is very familiar with all the NZCFS projects we will visit, and well known to the friends and project partners we will meet.

 Contact Dave at  [email protected] for expressions of interest and further enquiry.

To celebrate our 60th birthday, we are planning a unique tour.

It will combine a classic Silk Road Tour starting in the very west of China, with a  highly acclaimed Projects Tour, where we will look at how we are expressing our legacy in Rewi Alley, Kathleen Hall and the cooperative movement in NZCFS projects today, and meet a number of the people involved in our work past and present.

Highlights will include:

Lake Karakol, west Xinjiang

The silk road travel will take us from Beijing to Kashgar, then follow the silk road back east to Beijing, visiting Kashgar, Urumuqi, Turpan, Dunhuang ,and Jiayouguan, to Shandan.

Projects tour field visit to Shandan Onion Coop

In Shandan we will celebrate 60 years of NZCFS and 70 years of Shandan Bailie School (including its early years in Shuangshipu), and visit cooperatives. In Lanzhou, meet our Kathleen Hall scholar; Baoji and Fengxian to visit NZCFS Shaanxi Women’s Federation health and cooperative project, Rewi Alley’s old cave dwelling; Xi’an terracotta warriors; Baoding visit Kathleen Hall village, Norman Bethune museum;

The cable car to Wolf Tooth mountain summit

Wolf Tooth mountain on the way back to Beijing.

In Beijing we will also celebrate our 60th birthday with friends old and new, as well as visiting the Great Wall, and other classic tourist attractions.

The proposed dates are August 29 to September 23, 24 days in China (to be confirmed). An early estimate of cost is between $7500-8000 all inclusive.

More detail will be presented as the plans develop, but for an early indication of interest reserve your space on this tour now with Dave Bromwich [email protected]