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004 n Driving Times n eXplore Central North Island Map 005 006 - 007 n Introduction 008 - 016 n Suggested Itineraries 17 n Hamilton & Waikato n Rotorua 031 045 n Lake Taupo n Ruapehu 057 067 n Hawke’s Bay n Eastland 081 089 n Bay of Plenty 099 n The Coromandel

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eXplore Central North Island Welcome to an adventure through the Central North Island of New Zealand. These easy to navigate touring routes were created after the Regional Tourism Organisations of the Central North Island decided to work together to promote the area as one destination.

The Regional Tourism Organisations of the eXplore Central North Island regions start on the Pacifi c Coast Highway and include Destination Coromandel, Tourism Bay of Plenty, Tourism Eastland and Hawke’s Bay Tourism.

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Heading inland the regions of the Thermal Explorer Highway include Visit Ruapehu, Destination Great Lake Taupo, Destination Rotorua Marketing and Hamilton & Waikato Tourism. The Volcanic Loop is an exciting add-on to the Thermal Explorer Highway and takes in the eastern shores of Lake Taupo and Ruapehu regions. These organisations are non-profi t and are devoted to promoting the areas they represent and assisting you, the travel trade, in selling and obtaining information on the regions of the Pacifi c Coast Highway and Thermal Explorer Highway.


eXplore Central North Island

Unique scenery and adventure awaits all who travel the two diverse touring routes of the Pacific Coast Highway and the Thermal Explorer Highway with the Volcanic Loop extension that makes up one of the best recognised touring routes in the world – eXplore Central North Island.

eXplore Central North Island – Two International Gateways The Central North Island regions have never been more accessible with the international gateway airport of Rotorua International Airport receiving flights directly from Australia. Rotorua International Airport has been the gateway for travellers around New Zealand for the

past 40 years, and has been flying Trans Tasman to and from Sydney with Air New Zealand since December 2009. The Airport is also connected to every other New Zealand centre on the Air New Zealand domestic network. Auckland International Airport is also a major gateway and access point onto the start of the Thermal Explorer and Pacific Coast Highways.

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eXplore Central North Island Information

Thames

Tauranga

Napier

Whakapapa

Taupo

Rotorua

Waitomo

Gisborne

Hamilton

Thames

Tauranga

Napier

Whakapapa

Taupo

Rotorua

Waitomo

Whakatane

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114

205

421

346

278

233

200

302

394

410

298

216

429

332

286

437

202

108

106

245

219

152

108

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192

116

345

303

206

164

185

212

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1.40 5.00 1.30 7.05 1.30

2.30 5.00 1.30 2.05 309 236 156 086 151 096

Distance measured in kilometres

Auckland

Whakatane

Hamilton

449

Auckland

Gisborne

Driving Distances and Times

5.30 3.00 3.45 5.45 4.30 240 143 223 306 308 4.30 6.00 3.00 4.15 3.15 3.15 097 177 159 262 3.45 5.25 2.00 3.10 2 1.30 1.15

080 164 167

3.00 4.50 1.30 2.40 1.30 3.15 2.30 1.20 166 085 2.30 6.50 1.00 2.30 2.15 4.45 2.15 2.00 2.00 235 5.00 3.20 2.35 3.25 1.20 4.30 3.45 2.45 1.25 3.30

Time is shown in approximate hours and minutes

Highway Information

PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY

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THERMAL EXPLORER HIGHWAY

VOLCANIC LOOP HIGHWAY

Pacific Coast Highway

Thermal Explorer Highway

The Volcanic Loop

The Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Eastland and

Ruapehu, Lake Taupo, Rotorua and Hamilton

An exciting ‘add on’ to the Thermal Explorer

Hawke’s Bay. Glittering white sand, crystal clear

& Waikato. The Thermal Explorer Highway is well

Highway. Heading south, the eastern shores of

rolling surf beaches and beautiful harbours, the

sign posted along the entire route which allows

Lake Taupo offer many opportunities to swim or

Pacific Coast Highway traverses the spectacular

for safe navigation through some of the most

picnic. Head west at Turangi and follow State

east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. The

dramatic landscapes of the Central North Island.

Highway 47 to National Park Village. Travel south

Pacific Coast Highway is well signposted along

See a myriad of crystal clear lakes, the spiritual

on State Highway 4 then follow State Highway 49

the entire route, giving a safe and easy way to

home of the Maori of Te Arawa, and experience

to Ohakune and Waiouru. From there head north

navigate through some of the most spectacular

nature’s awesome earth forces- bubbling mud

back to Turangi, completing the loop. Along the

coastal scenery New Zealand has to offer.

pools, spouting geysers and natural geothermal

way you’ll pass the three mountains of the dual

Travellers will be among the first people to see

mineral pools alongside the life and pastimes of

world heritage Tongariro National Park -

the sun as it rises majestically over the Pacific,

the Maori. Travellers will have the opportunity to

Mt Tongariro, Mt Ruapehu and Mt Ngauruhoe.

casting its first rays over the stunning white

experience just about every adrenalin adventure

We suggest staying a night in the Ruapehu and

sandy beaches along the length of the highway.

you could want on air, land and water. An ancient

taking time to explore two world class National

Experience pure escapism! Sample the world’s

underground labyrinth of limestone caves and

Parks; Whanganui and the UNESCO Dual World

best seafood, innovative cuisine and award

grottos are a must do for those looking for natural

Heritage Tongariro. Ruapehu has New Zealand’s

winning wines and indulge yourself in one of the

wonders and unique adventure experiences. But

two largest Ski Areas along with the world

many luxurious accommodation establishments

if it’s the sedate life you are after, the Thermal

renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Widely

along the way. Enjoy the diverse and unique

Explorer Highway is also the perfect place to take

recognized as New Zealand’s “best one day

heritage within the region. You’ll find an abundance

it easy, with Middle-earth movie magic to discover,

walk”. The native bush, birdlife and history of the

of buildings from another era including Art Deco,

hot springs to relax in and local cafes to enjoy.

Whanganui River and Bridge to Nowhere are best

ancient Maori pa sites, countless historical delights and the living heritage of the stories and faces of the local people. Marvel at the talents of the local artists and share with them the environment that so inspires them - the slice of the Pacific paradise that is the Pacific Coast Highway.

seen on a jet boat tour or canoe adventure


The consumer map includes the eight regions of the eXplore Central North Island and highlights the locations of the Pacific Coast Highway, Thermal Explorer Highway and Volcanic Loop Highway. Consumer Map eXplore Central North Island Contact

info@explorecentralnorthislandnz.com www.explorecentralnorthislandnz.com


eXplore Central North Island Touring Map Regions

n Hamilton & Waikato

n Rotorua

n Lake Taupo

n Ruapehu

n Hawke’s Bay

n Bay of Plenty

n The Coromandel

n Eastland


Hauraki Gulf

Port Jackson Colville Kuaotunu

Muriwai

Hahei

Auckland

Whangamata

Waiuku Waikato River

Paeroa Huntly

Hamilton

Raglan

Bay of Plenty

Te Aroha

Orini

Thornton Whakatane Rotorua

Otorohanga

Waitomo Caves Te Kuiti

Waikato

Tikitiki Ruatoria

Opotiki Tokomaru Bay

Bay of Plenty

Waiotapu

Motu Tolaga Bay

East Cape Tihoi Taupo

Awakino Waitaanga New Plymouth

Te Kaha

Maketu

Matamata Tirau Cambridge Te Awamutu

Ruapuke

Hicks Bay

Tauranga

Hawke's Bay

Waikaremoana

Gisborne

Tahora

WanganuiManawatu

Taranaki

Rahotu

Wairoa

Ohakune Ararata Hawera

Napier Taihape

Wanganui

Castlecliff

Hastings

Cape Kidnappers Havelock North

Waipawa Waipukurau

Palmerston North

Hawke Bay

Porangahau

Mahia


The eXplore Central North Island regions are a simple and enjoyable way for every traveller to experience New Zealand hands on. Confidence can be taken when referring clients on to eXplore the Central North Island. Your clients will be guided by the sign-posted highways (every 14 kilometres) that clearly indicate to travellers that they are on the right path. With the magnificent array of scenery to choose from on the route, the journey is bound to have an impressive impact on all travellers’ New Zealand experience whether they start on the Pacific Coast Highway or the Thermal Explorer Highway.

In the following pages are seven suggested itineraries to help you plan your clients’ adventure along the eXplore Central North Island Route. Choose from Coast, Lakes & Geothermals, Thermal Explorer Snapshot, Thermal Explorer Highway Experience, Pacific Coast Highway Experience, Northbound Thermal Explorer, Northbound Coastal Explorer and eXplore Central North Island - Ultimate Experience. Feel free to contact the eXplore Central North Island marketing team for more information on the touring routes and highways.

From “off the beaten track” experiences to planning for the discerning holidaymaker we happily tailor make for all markets. The following sample itineraries vary both in length and destinations. These are designed to be used in conjunction with the products listed in the eXplore Central North Island 2014/16 product manual. Use them in their entirety or pick and choose from each to map out the scenery and activities that your clients desire.

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Helpful eXplore Central North Island Information

Climate / The North Island has a temperate climate. Most of the regions enjoy an even spread of sunshine and rainfall throughout the year. The warmest months are from December through to March with an average temperature of 20-30ºC. During the winter months, June to August, temperatures sit around 10-15ºC with exception of the higher altitude regions such as Lake Taupo and Ruapehu which can be colder. Airports / For Trans-Tasman arrivals and departures Rotorua International Airport has a twice weekly service from Sydney. Auckland International Airport is a major international gateway linking the Central North Island to the world. Domestic Airports / Domestic airports include Tauranga, Whakatane, Napier, Taupo, Rotorua, Gisborne and Hamilton.

Shopping / New Zealand offers a huge variety of shopping that is found in most modernised western countries. Shops and businesses are open 9am-5pm 7 days per week in the larger towns and cities. Currency / The $NZ dollar is the accepted currency. Most New Zealand businesses accept major credit cards and tourism attractions usually accept travellers cheques. Banks are open Monday to Friday from 9am4.30pm with some banks now open on Saturdays and Sundays in major centres. Automatic Money Machines (ATMs) are located throughout most towns and cities offering 24 hour/ 7 days service.

New Zealand tourism’s official mark of quality Tourism businesses that display the Qualmark have been independently assessed as professional and trustworthy, so you can book and buy with confidence. The Qualmark can help you identify quality places to stay, things to do and ways to get around no matter where you are in New Zealand.

Great Downunder Tour

Qualmark assured businesses can be found across the country.

Touring Route Locations Australia Great Southern Touring Route

Qualmark

New Zealand eXplore Central North Island

Great places to stay

Qualmark star graded properties Whether you’re looking for a luxury hotel, a family motel, a budget backpacker, a unique holiday home, a homely B&B or a spacious holiday park, the Qualmark identifies quality assured accommodation suitable for any type of traveller. Every accommodation provider that has a Qualmark has undergone a rigorous assessment and licensing process to become part of the Qualmark licensing system. They’ll meet your essential requirements of cleanliness, safety, security and comfort; and offer a range and quality of services appropriate to their star grade.

Things to do and ways to get around

Qualmark endorsed visitor activities, transport and services Great Downunder Tour / This overseas extension to the eXplore Central North Island regions allows visitors to enjoy the best New Zealand and Australia has to offer creating the Great Downunder Tour. The Great Downunder Tour offers a seamless dual destination product that reflects the reality of the market. It is a modular approach that can stand alone or integrate into existing packages. A short flight from Auckland to Melbourne, Australia, allows visitors to continue their self-drive odyssey along the Great Southern Touring Route. The Great Southern Touring Route offers the very best of Australia’s attractions, coastal scenery, cities and towns, history and heritage - all in a flexible, compact, touring package. Visitors will discover the excitement and heritage of the gold rush, marvel at the grandeur of the Grampians National Park, the majesty of the Twelve Apostles and be amazed at the Great Ocean Road’s colossal coastal scenery.

If you’re after things to do and ways to get around, Qualmark endorsed visitor services, transport and visitor activities are the smartest choice, from abseiling to yachting, art galleries to wilderness walks, coaches to limousines. The growing number of tourism businesses have had the many features that make up a quality customer experience put to the official Qualmark test.

Visit the Qualmark website for more information

www.qualmark.co.nz


Itineraries www.explorecentralnorthislandnz.com

The following eXplore Central North Island itineraries offer you a snapshot of how The Pacific Coast Highway, Thermal Explorer Highway and Volcanic Loop can be travelled. There are a range of options from short break 3 night itineraries to longer stay itineraries taking in the entire Central North Island. The beauty of eXplore Central North Island is that it is so compact in geographical distance yet so diverse in the experiences on offer. The Thermal Explorer Highway takes you on a journey through the heart of the North Island passing underground caves, hobbit holes, geothermal wonders and enormous fresh water lakes while the Volcanic Loop adds a trio of mountains that will make you catch your breath. The Pacific Coast Highway is a coastal drive to savour – fantastic seafood, golden sandy beaches, lush rainforest, wine galore – chardonnay and big bold reds mainly- and a rich architectural history. The eXplore Central North Island team are more than happy to share their knowledge with you in assisting to create fantastic itineraries within the area to suit your needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us on info@explorecentralnorthislandnz.com or visit the website for more information www.explorecentralnorthislandnz.com.


Travel Distances / Times Auckland > Coromandel 187km / 2 hrs 20 mins Coromandel > Rotorua 237km / 3 hrs

Auckland

Coast, Lakes & Geothermals

Coromandel

Tauranga Rotorua

4 Days / 3 Nights - Auckland > Coromandel > Bay of Plenty > Rotorua Day 1: Depart Auckland on the Pacific Coast Highway and enjoy a coastal drive around the firth of Thames to the Coromandel Peninsula. This drive will take approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours. There is an abundance of coastal activities, food and accommodation to choose from please see pages 99-108 for full information. Day 2: Overnight in Tauranga or Mount Maunganui with a great selection of accommodation to choose from. Take time to enjoy a wide selection of activities from a surf lesson, a kayak to view glow worms or a soak in the hot pools. Please see pages 89-98 for more information Day 3: Enjoy the morning in the Bay of Plenty exploring before driving to Rotorua. Day 4: You have a full day in Rotorua today to enjoy the wide range of activities on offer from a lake cruise, immersing yourself in Maori culture, visiting the geothermal areas and spas to adventure tourism – Rotorua has so much to choose from. From here you can opt to continue on the Thermal Explorer Highway to Taupo or head back to Auckland via the Hamilton & Waikato Region, time permitting stopping off at Waitomo Caves or Hobbiton Movie Set before returning to Auckland. The drive from Rotorua to Auckland takes approximately 3 hours 20 minutes.


Travel Distances / Times Auckland > Waitomo 200km / 2 hrs 50 mins Waitomo > Hamilton 74km / 1 hr 5 mins Hamilton > Rotorua 108km / 1 hr 35 mins Rotorua > Taupo 80km / 1 hr 10 mins Auckland

Thermal Explorer Snapshot

Hamilton Rotorua

Waitomo Taupo

4 Days / 3 Nights - Auckland > Hamilton & Waikato > Rotorua > Taupo Day 1: Depart Auckland and follow the Thermal Explorer Highway. As you depart Auckland city you will notice the rolling green hills and pastureland that are synonymous with the Hamilton & Waikato region. Make your way to Waitomo Caves where you can enjoy a wide range of underground activities – from peaceful glowworm viewing tours to adrenalin-fuelled adventures - please see pages 17-30 for full information. Following this make your way to Hamilton City to overnight, there are a number of accommodation and activity options to choose from please see pages 17-30 for full information. Day 2: Enjoy the morning in Hamilton City before making your way further along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Rotorua. En-route you may wish to divert and visit Hobbiton Movie Set – where they filmed the Shire from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. On arrival in Rotorua, home to exciting geothermal activity, there are a wide range of accommodation and activity options to choose from please see pages 31-44 for full information. Day 3: You have most of the day in Rotorua today to enjoy the wide range of activities on offer from a lake cruise, immersing yourself in Maori Culture, visiting the geothermal areas and spas to adventure tourism – Rotorua has so much to choose from. In the afternoon make your way to the lakeside town of Taupo. Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s largest lake and dominates the views from this picturesque region. There are a range of accommodation options to choose from please see pages 45-56 for full information. Day 4: You have the day in Taupo today, visit the spectacular Huka Falls or partake in one of the many adventure activities on offer or take a full day trip to the Tongariro National Park – which has dual World Heritage Status. From here you can either return to Auckland which is a 4 hour drive or continue on the Thermal Explorer Highway to the Hawke’s Bay region.


Travel Distances / Times Auckland > Waitomo 200km / 2 hrs 50 mins Waitomo > Hamilton & Waikato 74km / 1 hr 5 mins Hamilton > Rotorua 108km / 1 hr 35 mins Rotorua > Taupo 80km / 1 hr 10 mins Taupo > Ruapehu 97km / 1 hr 25 mins

Thermal Explorer Highway Experience

Ruapehu > Hawke’s Bay 240km / 3 hr 25 mins Auckland

Hamilton Waitomo

Rotorua Taupo

Whakapapa Village Napier

6 Days / 5 Nights - Auckland > Hamilton & Waikato > Rotorua > Taupo > Ruapehu > Hawke’s Bay Day 1: Depart Auckland and follow the Thermal Explorer Highway. As you depart Auckland city you will notice the rolling green hills and pastureland that are synonymous with the Hamilton & Waikato region. Make your way to Waitomo Caves where you can enjoy a wide range of underground activities – from peaceful glowworm viewing tours to adrenalin-fuelled adventures - please see pages 17-30 for full information. Following this make your way to Hamilton City to overnight, there are a number of accommodation and activity options to choose from please see pages 17-30. Day 2: Enjoy the morning in Hamilton City before making your way further along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Rotorua. En-route you may wish to divert and visit Hobbiton Movie Set – where they filmed the Shire from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. On arrival in Rotorua, home to exciting geothermal activity, there are a wide range of accommodation and activity options to choose from please see pages 31-44 for full information. Day 3: You have most of the day in Rotorua today to enjoy the wide range of activities on offer from a lake cruise, immersing yourself in Maori Culture, visiting the geothermal areas and spas to adventure tourism – Rotorua has so much to choose from. In the afternoon make your way to the Lakeside town of Taupo. Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s largest lake and dominates the views from this picturesque region. There are a range of accommodation options to choose from please see pages 45-56 for full information. Day 4: You have the day in Taupo today, visit the spectacular Huka Falls or partake in one of the many adventure activities on offer from tandem skydiving, to jet boating and bungy jumping, be prepared to be thrilled. Or if you would prefer a slower pace there are range of activities to choose from please see pages 45-56 for full information. Day 5: Make your way early this morning to the Ruapehu Region, home to the Tongariro National Park, this dual World Heritage Park is home to some superb ski-fields in the winter months and also offers some great hiking and walking adventures. Home to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing which is an outstanding 19km walk (a full day activity) there are also other walking options in the area or you can chose to visit the Whanganui River please see pages 57-66 for full information on accommodation and activities in the region. Overnight in Ruapehu. Day 6: Make your way to Hawke’s Bay today travelling along the Thermal Explorer Highway, enjoy this half day drive to arrive in the stunning Art Deco capital of New Zealand, Napier. This afternoon enjoy some of the fresh food and wine that this region is well known for, visit a winery or take a tour to the Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony.


Travel Distances / Times Auckland > Coromandel 187km / 2 hrs 20 mins Coromandel > Tauranga 189km / 2 hr 20 mins Tauranga > Whakatane 97km / 1 hr 25 mins Whakatane > Gisborne 328km / 6 hr 30 mins

Pacific Coast Highway Experience

Gisborne > Napier 215km / 3 hr 5 mins Auckland

Coromandel

Tauranga Whakatane

Gisborne

Napier

6 Days / 5 Nights - Auckland > Coromandel > Bay of Plenty > Whakatane > Gisborne > Hawke’s Bay Day 1: Depart Auckland on the Pacific Coast Highway and enjoy a coastal drive around the firth of Thames to the Coromandel Peninsula. This drive will take approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours. There is an abundance of coastal activities, food and accommodation to choose from please see pages 99-108 for full information. Day 2: Make your way to the beautiful Bay of Plenty, the drive will take you along the stunning Pacific Coast Highway. Overnight in Tauranga or Mount Maunganui with a great selection of accommodation to choose from. Take time to enjoy a wide selection of activities from a surf lesson, a kayak to view glow worms or a soak in the hot pool. Please see pages 89-98 for more information. Day 3: Enjoy the morning in Tauranga or Mount Maunganui before continuing along the Pacific Coast Highway to Whakatane, here you can enjoy a trip out to White Island New Zealand’s only active marine volcano. Overnight in Whakatane or the beautiful settlement of Ohope Beach, take time to enjoy the activities and attractions this beautiful part of the Bay of Plenty has to offer. Please see pages 89-98 for more information. Day 4: Make your way from Whakatane around East Cape to Gisborne today. The drive around the coast will be breathtakingly rugged and beautiful. The Eastland region is the first region in the world to see the sunrise every day. Your journey today will be one of discovery, the first Maori explorers and Captain Cook arrived on these shores, which are also very popular surfing spots these days. This is a lengthy drive and there are some great places like Hick’s Bay where you can overnight to break the journey if you would like to take things at a slower pace. On arrival in Gisborne you will have the choice of a range of accommodation and spectacular local wines please see pages 81-88 for full information. Day 5: This morning enjoy some of the activities in and around Gisborne, then this afternoon make your way to Hawke’s Bay continuing your journey along the Pacific Coast Highway, arrive in the stunning Art Deco capital of New Zealand, Napier. There are a range of accommodation and activity options in the Hawke’s Bay please see pages 67-80 for full information. Day 6: Today, enjoy some of the fresh food and wine that this region is well known for, visit a winery or take a tour to the Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony. Hop on a bike and cycle one of the flat and cruisy Hawke’s Bay cycle trails of the region. Please see pages 67-80 for full information.


Travel Distances / Times Hawke’s Bay > Ruapehu 240km / 3 hrs 25 mins

Northbound Thermal Explorer

Ruapehu > Taupo 97km / 1 hr 25 mins

Taupo Whakapapa Village Napier

4 Days / 3 Nights - Hawke’s Bay > Ruapehu > Taupo Day 1: Begin your tour in the Hawke’s Bay city of Napier, the stunning Art Deco capital of New Zealand and partake in an Art Deco vintage car or walking tour. Enjoy some of the fresh food and wine that this region is well known for, visit a winery or take a tour to the Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony or cycle one of the flat and cruisy Hawke’s Bay cycle trails. This is an ideal itinerary for anyone heading North through the region from Wellington. Please see pages 67-80 for full information on accommodation and activity options. Day 2: Enjoy this half day drive along the Thermal Explorer Highway to the Ruapehu Region today. Home to the Tongariro National Park, this dual World Heritage Park is home to some superb ski-fields in the winter months and also offers some great hiking and walking adventures. There is the Tongariro Alpine Crossing which is an outstanding 19km walk (a full day activity) as well as other walking options in the area or you can chose to visit the Whanganui River please see pages 57-66 for full information on accommodation and activities in the region. Overnight in Ruapehu. Day 3: Enjoy the morning in this stunning region before making your way this afternoon to Taupo, visit the spectacular Huka Falls or partake in one of the many adventure activities on offer from tandem skydiving, to jet boating and bungy jumping, be prepared to be thrilled. Or if you would prefer a slower pace there are a range of activities to choose from please see pages 45-56 for full information. From here you can either continue North on the Thermal Explorer Highway, head East to the Pacific Coast Highway, or conclude your tour and fly to your next destination.


Travel Distances / Times Napier > Gisborne 215km / 3 hrs 5 mins

Northbound Coastal Explorer

Gisborne > Whakatane 328km / 6 hr 30 mins

Whakatane

Gisborne

Napier

4 Days / 3 Nights - Hawke’s Bay > Gisborne > Whakatane Day 1: Begin your tour in the Hawke’s Bay city of Napier, the stunning Art Deco capital of New Zealand. This is an ideal tour for anyone heading North through the region from Wellington. Enjoy some of the fresh food and wine that this region is well known for, visit a winery or take a tour to the Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony please see pages 67-80 for full information on accommodation and activity options. Day 2: Make your way from Napier to Gisborne today. The drive along coast will be breathtakingly rugged and beautiful. The Eastland region is the first region in the world to see the sunrise every day. Your journey today will be one of discovery, the first Maori explorers and Captain Cook arrived on these shores, which are also very popular surfing spots these days. On arrival in Gisborne you will have the choice of a range of accommodation please see pages 81-88 for full information. Day 3: Enjoy the morning in Gisborne, before continuing along the Pacific Coast Highway to Whakatane, give yourself a little time to scratch beneath the surface out here to reveal some true Kiwi gold. This stretch of road is drivable in a day but we do suggest you give yourself much more time to explore and discover the unique places along the way and breaking the journey, Hick’s Bay is an ideal spot to do this. On arrival in Whakatane you may wish to enjoy a day trip to White Island an active offshore volcano. Overnight in Whakatane, there are a range of accommodation and some activities to choose from here please see pages 89-98 for full information. From here you can either opt to continue along the Pacific Coast Highway to the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel, head to Rotorua on the Thermal Explorer Highway or conclude your tour.


Travel Distances / Times Auckland > Waitomo 200km / 2 hrs 50min Waitomo > Hamilton 74km /1hr 5 mins Hamilton > Rotorua 108km / 1 hr 35 mins Rotorua > Taupo 80km 1 hr 10 mins Taupo > Ruapehu 97km / 1 hr 25 mins Ruapehu > Napier 240km / 3 hrs 25 mins Napier > Gisborne 215km / 3 hrs 5 mins

eXplore Central North Island - Ultimate Experience!

Gisborne > Whakatane/Tauranga 328km/ 425km/ 6 hrs 30 mins/ 7 hours Tauranga > Coromandel 189km / 2 hrs 20 mins Auckland

Coromandel

Tauranga Whakatane

Hamilton Waitomo

Rotorua Taupo

Gisborne

Whakapapa Village Napier

11 Days / 10 Nights - Auckland > Hamilton & Waikato > Rotorua > Taupo > Ruapehu > Hawke’s Bay > Gisborne > Whakatane/Tauranga > The Coromandel Day 1: Depart Auckland and follow the Thermal Explorer Highway. As you depart Auckland city you will notice the rolling green hills and pastureland that are synonymous with the Hamilton & Waikato region. Make your way to Waitomo Caves where you can enjoy a wide range of underground activities – from peaceful glowworm viewing tours to adrenalin-fuelled adventures - please see pages 17-30 for full information. Following this make your way to Hamilton City to overnight, there are a number of accommodation and activity options to choose from please see pages 17-30 for full information. Day 2: Enjoy the morning in Hamilton City before making your way further along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Rotorua. En-route you may wish to divert and visit Matamata, home of the Hobbiton Movie set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. On arrival in Rotorua, home to exciting geothermal activity, there are a wide range of accommodation and activity options to choose from please see pages 31-44 for full information. Day 3: You have most of the day in Rotorua today to enjoy the wide range of activities on offer from a lake cruise, immersing yourself in Maori Culture, visiting the geothermal areas and spas to adventure tourism – Rotorua has so much to choose from. In the afternoon make your way to the Lakeside town of Taupo. Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s largest lake and dominates the views from this picturesque region. There are a range of accommodation options to choose from please see pages 45-56 for full information. Day 4: You have the day in Taupo today, visit the spectacular Huka Falls or partake in one of the many adventure activities on offer from tandem skydiving, to jet boating and bungy jumping, be prepared to be thrilled. Or if you would prefer a slower pace there are range of activities to chose from please see pages 45-56 for full information. Day 5: Make your way early this morning to the Ruapehu Region, home to the Tongariro National Park, this dual World Heritage Park is home to some superb ski-fields in the winter months and also offers some great hiking and walking adventures. Home to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing which is an outstanding 19km walk (a full day activity) there are also other walking options in the area or you can chose to visit the Whanganui River please see pages 57-66 for full information on accommodation and activities in the region. Overnight in Ruapehu. Day 6: Make your way to Hawke’s Bay today travelling along the Thermal Explorer Highway, enjoy this half day drive to arrive in the stunning Art Deco capital of New Zealand, Napier. This afternoon enjoy some of the fresh food and wine that this region is well known for, visit a winery or take a tour to the Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony. Hop on a bike and cycle one of the flat and cruisy Hawke’s Bay cycle trails of the region. Please see pages 67-80 for full information. Day 7: Enjoy a day in the Hawke’s Bay Region, please see pages 67-80 for full information on accommodation and activity options.


Day 8: Make your way from Napier to Gisborne today. The drive along the coast will be breathtakingly rugged and beautiful. The Eastland region is the first region in the world to see the sunrise every day. Your journey today will be one of discovery, the first Maori explorers and Captain Cook arrived on these shores, which are also very popular surfing spots these days. On arrival in Gisborne you will have the choice of a range of accommodation please see pages 81-88 for full information. Day 9: Enjoy the morning in Gisborne (perhaps visit Mt Hikurangi to see the sunrise), before continuing along the Pacific Coast Highway, around East Cape to Whakatane, here you can enjoy a trip out to White Island New Zealand’s only active marine volcano. You may choose to overnight in Whakatane or the beautiful settlement of Ohope Beach, or continue your trip onto Tauranga the region’s main centre. Take time to enjoy a wide selection of activities from a surf lesson, a kayak to view glow worms or a soak in the hot pool. Please see pages 89-98 for more information. Day 10: Enjoy the morning in Tauranga or Whakatane before continuing along the Pacific Coast Highway to The Coromandel – enjoy the day in The Coromandel, perhaps visit Cathedral Cove or Hot Water Beach where at low tide you can dig a hole and enjoy a soak in the warm water or partake in one of the many coastal or outdoor activities on offer. There are a wide range of accommodation locations and options as well as activities in this region, please see pages 99-108 for full information. Day 11: Enjoy the morning in The Coromandel before making your way to Auckland.


HAMILTON & WAIKATO Well-known for its nature-based tourism, underground adventure, middle-earth movie magic and mighty Waikato River, the Hamilton & Waikato region offers something for everyone, from stunning black sand surf beaches, rolling hills and ancient blush-clad mountains to a vibrant cafĂŠ scene and iconic events.

Hamilton & Waikato www.hamiltonwaikato.com

Hamilton & Waikato Regional Tourism +64 7 843 0056 +64 7 843 2365 info@hamiltonwaikato.com


Hamilton & Waikato Facts and Figures

Total Region 322,020 Summer 23.7ºC Autumn 19.1ºC Winter 12.2ºC Spring 17.6ºC From Auckland 1 ½ hours Above Sea Level 60 metres


The Hamilton & Waikato region is a unique one, blessed with natural wonders that evoke an ancient New Zealand.

Well-known for its nature-based tourism, underground wonders and iconic Waikato River the Hamilton & Waikato region offers something for every visitor – from Hamilton’s urban

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surf beaches of Raglan and the rolling green hills and majestic bush-clad mountains that shape the landscape.

Waitomo: An hour south of Hamilton, the mystical world of Waitomo awaits. Millions of years in the making, Waitomo Caves provides an underground playground like no other – below the surface visitors can get up close to stunning limestone formations and enjoy magical boat rides under thousands of twinkling glowworms. The more adventurous at heart can try their hand at abseiling, black water rafting, ziplining and climbing through the cave systems on one of the many adventure tours in this subterranean wonderland.


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Hamilton: At the heart of the region are its towns and main city of Hamilton, each with their own character and charm. New Zealand’s fourth largest city, Hamilton is the metropolitan hub for the region and is set on the banks of the majestic Waikato River. The city’s rich cultural mix and vibrant centre makes it a perfect place to experience the friendly kiwi lifestyle. Top restaurants and nightlife coupled with extensive shopping options and a leading arts sector complement the world-class events and visitor activities on offer.

Culture & Heritage: Home to the Maori King, the Hamilton & Waikato region has been a significant area for Maori for centuries, ever since the great voyaging Tainui waka (canoe) made landfall. Along with its proud Maori heritage, the region is also one of the country’s richest agricultural areas and is well-known as a centre for innovation and creativity across a wide range of industry and business sectors. Middle-earth Movie Magic: A slice of the ‘real Middle-earth’, as seen in the epic adaptation of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies, can be found amongst the lush countryside near Matamata and south of Waitomo. Visitors can walk in Peter Jackson’s footsteps and hear how movie magic was made on a guided tour through the Hobbiton Movie Set.

Outdoor Exploits: The Hamilton & Waikato region boasts a wealth of forest reserves and ancient volcanic ranges that provide great opportunities for short walks, longer treks and cycle trails including three of New Zealands ‘Great Rides’. There is something for every traveller – from relaxing and rejuvenating in one of the region’s natural mineral spas to surfing on one of the world’s longest left hand surf breaks at Raglan. Visitors can also explore Hamilton Gardens and take a scenic cruise on the Waikato River, with Waikato River Explorer, or discover an ancient New Zealand with a guided tour of wildlife reserves.


Events

Dining

National Agricultural Fieldays

Victoria Street Bistro / Hamilton

11 - 14 June 2014 / Hamilton

Good George Brewing / Hamilton

The leading agricultural event in New Zealand featuring the latest developments in technology, research and farming practice.

+64 7 839 4444 +64 7 847 3223

Rebo Restaurant / SkyCity Hamilton HUHU / Waitomo

+64 7 878 6674

www.fieldays.co.nz

Bosco / Te Kuiti

Balloons over Waikato

Onyx / Cambridge

26 March - 30th March 2014 / Hamilton

Reboubt Bar & Eatery / Matamata

The hot air balloon festival provides glorious displays of coloured balloons drifting gracefully over the city’s rooftops.

+64 7 878 3633 +64 7 827 7740

The Thirsty Weta / Otorohonga Orca / Raglan

waikawau Iguana / Hamilton

Kawhia Kai Festival

The Verandah / Hamilton

Saturday 7th February 2015

Palate Restaurant / Hamilton

activities and a delectable array of traditional and modern New Zealand foods.

+64 7 888 8585 +64 7 873 6699

+64 7 825 6543

www.balloonsoverwaikato.co.nz

Annual Maori food festival including cultural

+64 7 834 4925

colville papa aroha

+64 7 834 2280

Ironique Café & Bar / Te

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coromandel Aroha forest park+64

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Zealong surfdale Tea Estate / Hamilton

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hikuai +64 7 853

www.kawhiakaifestival.co.nz The Gallagher Great Race

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September 2014 / Hamilton World-class international university rowing teams compete in a gruelling upstream course on the

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www.thegreatrace.co.nz Equidays 17 - 19 October 2014 / Hamilton

tarawera forest

kaimai-mamaku forest park

Showcasing all aspects of the equine industry with exhibitions, demonstrations and training sessions.

waiotapu

www.equidays.co.nz 2015 FIFA World Cup

pirongia forest park golden springs

atiamuri

30th May – 20th June 2015 / Hamilton 7 matches held at Waikato Stadium

pureora forest park

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

kaingaroa forest

15th February / Hamilton

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South Africa v Zimbabwe at Seddon Park 10th March / Hamilton

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India v Qualifier at Seddon Park 13th March / Hamilton Bangladesh v New Zealand at Seddon Park For more event information visit

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waitotara forest

www.hamiltonwaikato.com/events

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moki forest

makino forest

whanganui forest park

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tongariro national park

kaimanawa forest park


Hamilton / Waikato www.hamiltonwaikato.com

Accommodation Hadleigh Boutique Lodge / Hamilton Airport Hotel & Conference Centre / Ibis Tainui Hamilton Novotel Tainui Hamilton Hotel / Sudima Hamilton / Te Aroha Landing / Ventura Inn & Suites Waitomo Top 10 Holiday Park / Woodlyn Park World Unique Waitomo Motel

Hadleigh Boutique Lodge

Accommodation

www.hadleigh.co.nz Jon Warring

+64 7 858 2991

+64 27 497 2 871

enquiries@hadleigh.co.nz

276 Matangi Rd, RD4, Hamilton 3284 Lodge

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Set on 5 rural acres minutes from Hamilton City’s renowned Hamilton Gardens and fine dining restaurants, Hadleigh is an oasis of woodland gardens, grazing sheep and abundant bird life. Enjoy alfresco breakfast poolside, if travel has proved tiring relax in the gardens, library or enjoy the amenities of the guest lounge. Alternatively Hobbiton, the Waitomo caves, a farm visit or Raglan coast might beckon. Socialise in the evening with cocktails served in the Red room. Hadleigh’s architecture with gracious curved staircase and massive schist fireplace epitomises the Lodges understated luxury and ambience, a warm welcome is assured.

Hamilton Airport Hotel & Conference Centre

Accommodation

www.hamiltonairporthotel.co.nz Trevor Armour

+64 7 843 8412

+64 27 776 1040

gm@hamiltonairporthotel.co.nz

201 Airport Road, RD 2, Hamilton Hotel

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Conveniently located adjacent to the Hamilton International Airport terminal, and only 15 kms from the heart of Hamilton City, we offer the perfect location when flying in or out of Hamilton, or basing a visit to the Waikato and Waitomo regions. Choose from 62 well-appointed Studio, Executive Studio and Apartment style rooms. Executive studios feature air conditioning and spa baths, and Apartments feature separate bedrooms and kitchen facilities. Hudson’s Restaurant and Bar is open daily for breakfast and dinner. Other guest facilities include 24-hour reception, free on-site parking, outdoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, tennis court and extensive conference facilities.

Ibis Tainui Hamilton

Accommodation

www.accorhotels.com/6690 Abby Heathcote +64 27 470 0046

+64 7 859 9200 H2159-re02@accor.com

18 Alma Street, Hamilton Hotel

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Ibis Tainui Hamilton is your gateway to the Hamilton & Waikato region. The hotel presents the only restaurant in the city with breath taking views of the Waikato River - a great place to enjoy unique local flavors, al fresco on the sun drenched balcony. With riverside rooms available, the exceptional views can also be enjoyed while relaxing in the contemporary accommodation rooms. Only minutes from Hamilton’s major convention and event facilities, Ibis Tainui’s distinctive CBD location makes the hotel very accessible with the ease of valet parking available. Ibis Tainui is the ideal central location for business or leisure.


Novotel Tainui Hamilton

Accommodation

www.accorhotels.com/2159 +64 7 838 1366

Abby Heathcote +64 27 470 0046

h2159-re02@accor.com

7 Alma Street, Hamilton Hotel

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Novotel Tainui Hamilton is perfectly located in the heart of Hamilton’s dynamic CBD. Only a short distance to Hamilton’s attractions, entertainment & major convention facilities and with easy access to the airport, the best of the city is at your doorstep. Novotel Tainui Hamilton has 177 spacious and well appointed guest rooms with LCDs, high speed internet, i-Pod docking stations, ensuite bathrooms and minibar. The hotel has all the amenities you expect from an international hotel with 24 hour reception and room service, gym, spa, sauna and on-site valet parking.

Sudima Hamilton

Accommodation

HAMILTON & WAIKATO

www.sudimahotels.com/hamilton/ +64 9 304 0745

Leigh Higgins +64 21 344 385

leighh@sudimahotels.com

287 Victoria Street, Hamilton 3204 Hotel and Apartment Style Accommodation 47 Hotel Rooms / 22 Apartments This self-rated 4 star hotel is ideally located in the CBD adjacent to Sky City Casino. Only a 5 minute drive to Claudelands Events Centre and within walking distance of many restaurants, Cafes and shops. This hotel is housed in an iconic 1876 historic building, and has received a recent refurbishment across most of the accommodation rooms and public areas. The hotel offers a variety of accommodation options from standard hotel rooms to apartment style accommodation with full kitchen facilities in one and two bedroom configurations. Other facilities include parking, internet, laundry facilities and 24 hour reception.

Te Aroha Landing

Accommodation

www.talanding.co.nz Andrea Fox, Manager

+64 275 283 375

book@talanding.co.nz 29 Terminus Street, Te Aroha Self Contained and Serviced Exclusive

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Te Aroha Landing showcases New Zelands very own spa town, at its best. As a modern, high end accomodation facility, nestled on the banks of the Waihou River and with views of mighty Mount Te Aroha, Te Aroha Landing offers you an experince to remember in one of the Waikato’s most quaint and historical towns. One, two or three bedroom river houses are available. All have free and unlimited WiFi, Smart TV’s, garaging or off street parking and full kitchen facilities. On site catering is avaialble with a special executive menu, including three course meals delivered directly to your River House.

Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton www.venturainns.co.nz Chris Parker

+64 7 838 0110

+64 27 268 2433

hamilton.gm@venturainns.co.nz

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Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton is superbly located in the south end of the central business district within easy walking distance of the city’s best restaurants, entertainment and attractions. Choose from 50 studio rooms, or suites featuring kitchen facilities and separate bedroom. Rooms with king beds and spa baths are also available. All rooms are air-conditioned and feature free wireless internet access, invigorating SatinJet showers, a complimentary continental buffet breakfast plus free local telephone calls. Guest facilities include 24-hour reception, gym, swimming pool, in-room dining, conference room, guest laundry, internet kiosk and ample free off-street parking.

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Waitomo Top 10 Holiday Park

Accommodation

www.waitomopark.co.nz Bruce Tobeck

+64 7 878 7639

+64 21 498 665

bruce@waitomopark.co.nz

12 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves Village Holiday Park

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Located in the centre of Waitomo Caves Village 600 metres from the caves. We offer a range of accommodation that includes family motels, Studio units, and cabins, campervan and caravan sites and tent sites. Our facilities include swimming pool, hot-tub (free) playgrounds, laundry, BBQ area, internet and modern communial facilities for the campers. Our park is Qualmark rated 4star plus.

Woodlyn Park World Unique Waitomo Motel

Accommodation

www.woodlynpark.co.nz Barry Woods +64 21 405494

+64 7 878 6666 billy@woodlynpark.co.nz

1177 Waitomo Valley Road, R.D.7, Otorohanga Self Contained

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A world unique complex with New Zealand’s only Kiwi Culture Show and unique Motels. The closest motels to the Waitomo Caves and voted into the Top 10 of the World’s Most Unique Motels, with a Train, a Plane, a Ship and the Hobbits, all beautifully furbished self-contained motels. Also on site a Bar/Restaurant, and stage for the Kiwi Culture Show, where our pioneer history is brought alive with an hour of fun involving the audience. From a live explosion to a dancing pig, log sawing, tree climbing, sheep shearing, dogs working and a Kiwi Bear - An amazing and entertaining show, a must see attraction, as the Lonely Planet says it’s “one helluva show.” Bookings essential.

Winner of World Hospitality Innovation Award


Hamilton / Waikato www.hamiltonwaikato.com

Activities and Attractions Aranui Cave - THL / Hamilton Gardens / Hobbiton Movie Set / Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park / Raglan Boat Charters / Ruakuri Cave –THL / Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari / Skycity Hamilton / Spellbound Glowworm and Cave Tour / The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. / Waikato River Explorer Ltd / Waitomo Adventures Ltd - TumuTumu ToObing / Waitomo Adventures Ltd - St Benedicts Caverns / Waitomo Adventures Ltd Lost World 4 Hour Epic / Waitomo Adventures Ltd - Lost World 7 Hour Epic / Waitomo Adventures Ltd - Haggas Honking Holes / Waitomo Glowworm Caves - THL Zealong Tea Estate

Aranui Cave - THL

Activities and Attractions

HAMILTON & WAIKATO

www.waitomo.com Keshleen Barnett

+64 9 336 4248

+64 21 222 1316

keshleen.barnett@thlonline.com

39 Waitomo Caves Road, State Hwy 37, Waitomo Caves Aranui Cave is set in the Ruakuri Scenic Reserve, 5 minutes drive from the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. It is named after Ruruku Aranui, the local Maori man who first discovered this previously hidden gem back in 1910. Aranui Cave has a natural cave entrance and is the smallest and most delicate of Waitomo’s three main caves. As a dry cave without a river running through it, it houses very little life past its entrance. Stepping into the cave, you will soon discover some of the most beautiful collection of stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones and decorative formations in New Zealand. Aranui Cave is a magical, mystical place that is steeped in Maori myth and legend. As such, it occupies a very special place in the hearts of the people of the Waitomo district. Aranui Cave is an intimate tour where you will see varied cave formations up close and enjoy an experience you will never forget.

Hamilton Gardens

Activities and Attractions

www.hamiltongardens.co.nz Amanda Graham +64 21 775 601

+64 7 838 6560 amanda.graham@hcc.govt.nz

Cobham Drive, SH1, Hamilton Escape to the magic world of Hamilton Gardens. Over the past few years Hamilton Gardens has become a “must-see” destination. Its story of gardens concept is unique and with changing seasonal attractions, many events and new gardens, there is always something new to see. Even if you aren’t interested in plants you will enjoy these internationally recognised gardens.

Hobbiton Movie Set

Activities and Attractions

www.hobbitontours.com Henry Horne +64 27 478 4962

+64 7 888 1505 or 0508 4 HOBBITON henry@hobbitontours.com

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The Hobbiton Movie Set Tour is a visitor experience based at the original location where Hobbiton was created for the filming of The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit films. Your guide will escort you through the ten acre site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton Movie Set was created. Hobbit holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill and other structures can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth. Specially brewed beverages are available at The Green Dragon Inn as you complete your tour.


Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park

Activities and Attractions

www.kiwihouse.org.nz Kay Belcher

+64 7 873 7391

+64 273 271 921

bookings@kiwihouse.org.nz

20 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park - The best place in NZ to see Kiwi! ‘Not-for-profit organisation’ breeding and caring for many of New Zealand’s most rare and endangered birds and reptiles since 1971. Peaceful, landscaped Park ideal for all ages with waterfowl, birds of prey, forest & shore birds, tuatara (reptile survivors after 225 million years!) skinks and geckos. • All day Kiwi viewing in the Nocturnal House • Kiwi feeding 1.30 pm; Kea & Kaka (native parrots) 11.00 am; native eels 2.00 pm. • Just 15 minutes from Waitomo Caves; 2 minutes from Otorohanga shopping.

Raglan Boat Charters

Activities and Attractions

www.raglanboatcharters.co.nz Charlie Young

+64 7 825 7873

+64 21 1758 644

info@raglanboatcharters.co.nz

5b Whaanga Road, Whale Bay, Raglan 3297 Discover Raglan… Discover the Wahine Moe. Raglan’s “Lady of the Harbour” Scenic Cruise Vessel. Join our crew for a fun fi lled adventure touring the back reaches and historical areas of the Whaingaroa Harbour… while enjoying the many modern amenities aboard our custom built Leisure Cat. Ideal for tours, educational and corporate groups for up to 70 persons. Close proximity to Auckland, Hamilton and Waitomo making for a convenient yet memorable interactive experience. • Catering, BBQ and Licensed Bar • 24 speaker Fusion Sound System • Spa Bath • Wheel Chair Access • Flexible Tour Times • Magical Sunset Cruises • Complete Customised Services.

Ruakuri Cave - THL

Activities and Attractions

www.waitomo.com Keshleen Barnett +64 21 222 1316

+64 9 336 4248 keshleen.barnett@thlonline.com

585 Waitomo Caves Road, SH 37, Waitomo Caves Ruakuri Cave offers a captivating blend of Waitomo’s most compelling subterranean experiences. Journey down through the spectacular spiral entrance, and marvel at the softly folding shawl-like limestone formations and crystal tapestries. Hear the distant thunder of the subterranean waterfalls and get up close to the glowworms. Ruakuri Cave is New Zealand’s longest guided underground walking tour and an experience that must be seen to be believed. It will leave you open-mouthed, awe-struck and humbled by the sheer majesty of nature. With clever and innovative design, Ruakuri Cave has full wheelchair and pushchair access.

Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari www.sanctuarymountain.co.nz Lynn Briggs

+64 7 870 5180

lynn@maungatautari.co.nz 99 Tari Rd, Pukeatua 3880 Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari is New Zealand’s most ambitious conservation project a mainland ecological island surrounded by the world’s longest pest-proof fence. It’s located between Matamata and Waitomo in the North Island, the perfect place for visitors to stop, stretch their legs and experience an ancient New Zealand forest inhabited by many threatened and endangered species including kiwi, tuatara, takahe, hihi (stitchbird), tieke (saddleback) and Mahoenui giant weta. Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari offers the visitor a variety of wellmaintained walking tracks, a range of guided tours, self-guided bush walks and a Visitor Centre offering wildlife information, toilets, refreshments and souvenirs.

Activities and Attractions


SkyCity Hamilton

Activities and Attractions

www.skycityhamilton.co.nz Gaming Shift Manager +64 21 620 960

+64 7 834 4900

info@skycityhamilton.co.nz

346 Victoria Street, Hamilton Visit SKYCITY Hamilton - our premier entertainment destination in the heart of Hamilton’s CBD. Wrapped up in one magnificent venue, you will find the world’s most popular casino games, fantastic live entertainment and a variety of great restaurant and bar offerings. SKYCITY Hamilton provides a wide range of options all under one roof and the Casino is open 24 hours for non-stop fun and entertainment.

Spellbound Glowworm and Cave Tours

Activities and Attractions

HAMILTON & WAIKATO

www.glowworm.co.nz Libby Chandler

+64 0800 773 552

+64 7 878 7622

info@glowworm.co.nz

4 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves Do something brilliant. Visit Waitomo’s largest and brightest glowworm show in a small, friendly unhurried tour. Our two lovely caves nestle under green and spectacular farmland, a short drive from Waitomo Village. This is a special and wonderful way to experience the world renowned glowworms of Waitomo. The whole cave ceiling is densely packed with glowworms in every direction, and as your eyes adjust to their soft lights, you can see them from many angles giving a stunning 3D view of the cave. We won’t rush you through and after hot drinks and biscuits we introduce you to the gentle loveliness of Te Ana Atua – The cave of the Spirit. Our small group tour takes 3 ¼ hours, includes a boat ride, is suitable for all ages, is friendly, informative, good value and enjoyed by people who wish to stray from the beaten path.

The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.

Activities and Attractions

www.waitomo.com Keshleen Barnett +64 21 222 1316

+64 9 336 4248 keshleen.barnett@thlonline.com

585 Waitomo Caves Road, State Hwy 37, Waitomo Caves The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company is New Zealand’s first black water rafting adventure operator, sharing underground thrills and excitement since 1987. With exhilarating caving & rafting tours, namely Black Abyss, Black Labyrinth and our latest trip, the Black Odyssey to choose from, there is something to suit all adventurous spirits. Our friendly, knowledgeable local guides have helped The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. achieve an excellent safety record over many years. They will ensure you leave with a huge sense of accomplishment.

Waikato River Explorer Ltd www.waikatoexplorer.co.nz Darren Mills

+64 27 2397 576

info@waikatoexplorer.co.nz Mystery Creek Events Centre, 125 Mystery Creek Rd 3206

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Our 47-foot tour/cruise vessel offers a mix of destination trips to Mystery Creek Wines, Riverside Golf Club, Hamilton Gardens and Mystery Creek Events Centre. We also run weekly scenic trips from Hamilton Gardens Thursday - Sunday. Our Vessel seats 54 adults totally undercover... is fully licensed and is available year round seven days per week. Catering can be arranged with two large barbecues off the vessel’s stern getting a great deal of use over the warmer months.

Accommodation


Waitomo Adventures Ltd - TumuTumu ToObing

Activities and Attractions

www.waitomo.co.nz Nick Andreef +64 21 924 966

+64 7 878 7788 bookings@waitomo.co.nz

654 Waitomo Caves Road, on RHS (SH 37) This ripper of a trip combines the best elements of Blackwater Rafting with walking; wading, swimming and tubing through the distinctive TumuTumu cave. See awesome cave formations as well as thousands of New Zealand’s famous glowworms. All equipment supplied including lights, wetsuits and boots. You need only swimsuit and towel. No prior experience required. Spend almost two hours underground - about twice as long as most blackwater trips.Trips depart daily from the Waitomo Adventure Centre located 800m before Waitomo Village on the RHS as you drive along SH37 (S38.2636 E 175.1197). See our website for Early Bird Booking specials.

Waitomo Adventures Ltd - St Benedicts Caverns

Activities and Attractions

www.waitomo.co.nz Nick Andreef +64 21 924 966

+64 7 878 7788 bookings@waitomo.co.nz

654 Waitomo Caves Rd on RHS (SH37) Abseil and then explore what truly must be one of NZ’s special places - includes two abseils and underground flying fox where you fl y through the stalactites. This trip is relatively gentle (physically) and dry - so its a great option if you want a sporty trip that’s not too cold or tiring, but still with lots of variety and fun. You’ll be amazed at what lies hidden under the beautiful farm landscape. Trips depart daily from the Waitomo Adventure Centre located 800m before Waitomo Village on the RHS as you drive along SH37 (S38.2636 E 175.1197). All equipment and training supplied. See our website for Early Bird Booking specials.

Waitomo Adventures Ltd - Lost World 4 Hr Option

Activities and Attractions

www.waitomo.co.nz - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrwKq2OlAx8 Nick Andreef +64 21 924 966

+64 7 878 7788 bookings@waitomo.co.nz

654 Waitomo Caves Rd on RHS (SH37) This empowering trip is surprisingly gentle. Abseil (rappel) 100m slowly into the magnificent Lost World Cavern secured by your guide who abseils alongside on a separate rope. The descent takes around 30 minutes as you glide through eerie mists suffused with filtered light from far above. This is a dry trip and once down participants embark on a caving adventure ascending through a series of gigantic vaults and climbs to the surface. See massive cave formations & glowworms. Trips depart daily from the Waitomo Adventure Centre located 800m before Waitomo Village on the RHS as you drive along SH37 (S38.2636 E 175.1197). See our website for Early Bird Booking specials.

Waitomo Adventures Ltd - Lost World 7 Hour Epic www.waitomo.co.nz Nick Andreef +64 21 924 966

+64 7 878 7788 bookings@waitomo.co.nz

654 Waitomo Caves Rd on RHS (SH37) The ultimate! Abseil 100m into the Lost World (as per 4 Hr option), but this time take the wet way out! Once down the huge ropes enjoy lunch then head off upstream, walking, swimming and climbing through cathedral sized vaults. See waterfalls, fossil oysters and ancient whalebones as well as stunning glowworms. Emerge several hours later and enjoy a well earned BBQ dinner - all included before heading back to Waitomo. Trips depart daily from the Waitomo Adventure Centre located 800m before Waitomo Village on the RHS as you drive along SH37 (S38.2636 E 175.1197). Bookings essential. See our website for Early Bird Booking specials.

Activities and Attractions


Waitomo Adventures Ltd - Haggas Honking Holes

Activities and Attractions

www.waitomo.co.nz Nick Andreef

+64 7 878 7788

+64 21 924 966

bookings@waitomo.co.nz

654 Waitomo Caves Rd on RHS (SH37) Waitomo’s most concentrated action. Indiana Jones in an underground washing machine. Do four abseils mostly down waterfalls; rock climbing and spider walking as you explore this fabulous cave. Very exciting and fast moving! An adventure that crams lots of action into only 4 hours. See unique and delicate cave formations. Get up close and personal with glowworms. Full training and all equipment supplied. You need only a swimsuit and towel. Trips depart daily from the Waitomo Adventure Centre located 800m before Waitomo Village on the RHS as you drive along SH37 (S38.2636 E 175.1197). See our website for Early Bird Booking specials.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves - THL

Activities and Attractions

HAMILTON & WAIKATO

www.waitomo.com Keshleen Barnett +64 21 222 1316

+64 9 336 4248 keshleen.barnett@thlonline.com

39 Waitomo Caves Road, State Hwy 37, Waitomo Caves Celebrating 125 years of guiding in 2014, a world renowned attraction and magnet for both local and overseas visitors, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves occupy a high placing in the New Zealand vacation wish-list. Your tour begins at the upper entrance of the cave and proceeds along a low narrow passage to the Tomo, a deep limestone shaft. Continuing through over 250 metres of stunning underground scenery opening out to the impressive Cathedral. The highlight of your tour is the world famous boat trip under thousands of magical glowworms through the spectacular Glowworm Grotto.

Zealong Tea Estate

Activities and Attractions

www.zealong.co.nz Dyson Xiao

+64 7 853 3018

events@zealong.co.nz 495 Gordonton Road, HAMILTON (5min north of Hamilton, 1h30 drive south of Auckland) Nestled in the heartland of the Waikato is a unique treasure that even the locals know little about. New Zealand’s one and only tea plantation. In near-perfect conditions, row upon row of Camellia plants thrive, producing leaves that make some of the purist tea in the world. At Zealong Tea Estate, guests will not only experience the refreshing taste of our teas and a selection of sweet and savoury delicacies, they will also enjoy a scenic journey through our estate and hear the unlikely story of how tea came to grow just outside of Hamilton. Zealong Tea Estate opens Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm. Shop opens 7 days, 9am-5pm. TEA TOURS run Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30am and 2.30pm. Closed on public hoidlays. Bookings are essential.

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Three of the best caves in New Zealand. Discover magical glowworms by boat in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Combine your experience with Ruakuri Cave, see glowworms up close and it’s spectacular spiral entrance and be mesmerised by ornate cave decorations in Aranui Cave. For the more adventurous, The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. is the original and ultimate adrenalin pumping cave experience. A great place to eat. Enjoy a fresh delicious meal at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves Visitor Centre Restaurant, under a canopy of forest and sky.

Book now on 0800 456 922 or www.waitomo.com


ROTORUA Rotorua’s unique experiences will capture your heart and elevate your soul. Dramatic landscapes, geothermal wonderlands, authentic Maori cultural experiences, raw encounters with nature and a heap of adventure activities, will leave you thrilled and inspired. Rotorua is the birthplace of New Zealand tourism with the famed pink and white terraces considered one of the eight natural wonders of the world. Rotorua www.rotoruanz.com

Destination Rotorua Marketing +64 7 348 4133 +64 7 349 4133 marketing@rotoruanz.com


Total Region 68,600

From Auckland 2.5 hours


Just 2.5 hours drive from Auckland is Rotorua, a hot spot with so much on offer that you’ll never want to leave. Perfect for a 3 night stay, Rotorua has 18 lakes, miles of native forest, geothermal mystique and rich cultural history.

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Rotorua is a great spot for families and couples to soak up the best of New Zealand’s fascinating Maori culture; to satisfy your inner adrenalin junkie, lose yourself in the great outdoors, visit wildlife attractions, geothermal wonderlands, spas, museums, parks and much more. Sparkling lakes and magnificent forests also make Rotorua ideal for fishing, sailing, mountain biking, hiking... You name it. What better way to spend a few days?

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18 Sparkling Lakes: The 18 lakes dotted around Rotorua are all an easy drive from the city centre. These havens of serenity are fringed with native bush and surrounded by soft golden sand, perfect for stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing and watersports, or otherwise to relax in seclusion. These lakes, combined with nearby rivers and streams, also make Rotorua a fisherman’s dream with trophy trout to be caught year round.

New Zealand’s Top Adventure Playground: Rotorua has a myriad of world first adventure activities such as rolling downhill in a plastic globe known as a Zorb or OGO, hurtling down Mt Ngongotaha on a Luge and racing in a shweeb (human powered monorail). Get the adrenalin pumping by raceline karting at Off Road NZ, tackle the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world (7m high) on the Kaituna River and something you can’t miss is the world renowned mountain biking.


Maori Culture: Rotorua is the heartland of Maori culture in New Zealand. The locals delight in sharing their legends, music and arts with visitors. Sample indigenous flavours, participate in authentic cultural performances and see master artists at work in the carving and weaving schools at Te Puia. You’ll be spellbound by this dynamic culture.

1 / Sparkling Lakes 2 / Rafting the Kaituna River 3 / Mountain Biking in

Whakarewarewa Forest 4 / Luge riding on Mt Ngongotaha 5 / Tamaki Moari Village Welcome 6/ S  oaking in natural mineral pools at

Polynesian Spa 7 / Te Puia Pohutu Geyser

Geothermal Wonderland: Billowing steam and a faint scent of sulphur linger over Rotorua, turning the city into a dramatic geothermal wonderland. Bubbling mud pools and spectacular geysers that erupt into the sky make the area an exciting place to be. This volcanic activity has attracted visitors since the 1800s and remains a huge draw card. Visitors can head to the many thermal reserves meandering around crater lakes, soaking in mud and mineral pools, as well as checking out fumeroles and colourful silica terraces sure to impress.

Spa: Rotorua is nature’s spa of the South Pacific with rejuvenating therapies springing from thermal activity unlike anything you’ll see elsewhere in the world. Indulge in a decadent soak in the thermal waters which have curative and invigorating properties while overlooking Lake Rotorua. Slide into a glorious mud bath and be pampered with therapies which cleanse and purify the skin.


Events

Dining

Tarawera Ultra Marathon

Abracadabra Café & Bar / Rotorua

(Ultra Trail World Tour)

Art of the Grill (Skyline) / Rotorua

15th March, 2014 Share the trails with international endurance athletes. Choose between three distances: a

Bistro 1284 / Rotorua

+64 7 348 3883 +64 7 347 0027

+64 7 346 1284

Brew Craft Beer Pub and Coffee Roastery / Rotorua

100km run (Rotorua to Kawerau via Tarawera),

Indian Star Tandoori Restaurant / Rotorua

an 85km run, or a 60km run.

Mokoia Restaurant / Rotorua

www.taraweraultra.co.nz Rotorua Bike Festival 14-23 February, 2014 Between street criterions, fun rides, bike skills

Pig and Whistle / Rotorua

Urbano Bistro / Rotorua

racing and much more, the Rotorua Bike Festival has something for everyone and is a celebration of all things cycling. www.rotoruabikefestival.com Paymark Xterra 12th April, 2014 Come and join NZ’s most beautiful off –road multisport event - the Paymark XTERRA. This annual event includes swimming in the Blue biking in the Whakarewarewa Forest with both individual and team races. http://xterra.co.nz/ The 50th Rotorua Marathon 3rd May, 2014 If there was ever a year to commit to doing a marathon – this is it! Take on the lake and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rotorua Marathon – a milestone as one of the oldest marathons in the world. www.rotoruamarathon.co.nz Thermatech 3D Rotorua Multisport Festival 1st June, 2014 Thermatech 3D includes 10 incredible multisport events. The Festival has 118 diff erent entry options, 137 prizes, 42 medals, $6,000 in cash vouchers and over $75,000 in giveaways and spot prizes. www.3drotorua.co.nz For more event information visit www.rotoruanz.co.nz

+64 7 343 5100 +64 7 347 3025

The Regent of Rotorua Restaurant & Cocktail Bar / Rotorua

clinics, Frocks on Bikes, Bike Polo, endurance

Lake and off -road running, as well as mountain

+64 7 346 0976

+64 7 343 6222

Location Map

+64 7 349 3770

+64 7 348 4032


Rotorua www.rotoruanz.com

Accommodation Amora Lake Resort – Okawa Bay, Rotorua / Copthorne Hotel Rotorua / Ibis Rotorua Koura Lodge / Millennium Hotel Rotorua / Novotel Rotorua Lakeside / Peppers on the Point Sudima Lake Rotorua / YHA Rotorua

Amora Lake Resort – Okawa Bay, Rotorua

Accommodation

www.amorahotels.com John Duxbury

+64 7 362 4599

+64 27 444 0547

gm@rotorua.amorahotels.com

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A WARM WELCOME TO AMORA LAKE RESORT OKAWA BAY, ROTORUA Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotoiti, and just a short 15 minute drive from central Rotorua, lies Amora Lake Resort, known for its idyllic setting and superb facilities. The magnificent surroundings of Amora Lake Resort provide the perfect setting for a weekend getaway, or a longer break, where you can relax and unwind, and simply soak up the atmosphere. Here you can do as much or as little as you want. Amora Lake Resort Okawa Bay, Rotorua will ensure that your stay with us will be a pleasurable one.

Copthorne Hotel Rotorua

Accommodation

www.copthornerotorua.co.nz Blair Chalmers +64 27 231 3822

+64 7 348 0199 blair.chalmers@millenniumhotels.com

328 - 348 Fenton Street, Fenton Park, Rotorua 3040 Hotel Situated midway between the world famous Pohutu Geyser and the city centre, the Copthrone Hotel Rotorua is perfectly located to take full advantage of everything the region as to offer. Copthorne Hotel Rotorua has 110 guest rooms, comprising beautifully refurbished superior rooms offering twin, double and family options, Superior rooms feature tiled bathrooms, air conditioning, broadband internet access, quality furnishings and queen sized beds plus a single or fold-out settee option. Standard rooms have ceiling fans and dial up internet access. All rooms feature direct dial phones, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, hair dryers and Sky TV.

Ibis Rotorua

Accommodation

www.ibishotels.co.nz Alia Ryan

+64 7 346 3999

h1874-re01@accor.com (reservations) Lake End Rangiuru Street, Rotorua 3040 Hotel

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Situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Rotorua, this hotel offers tranquil surroundings with sensational views. Our central location is easily accessible to cafés, restaurants and the Energy Events Convention Centre. Stunning natural scenery and geothermal wonders makes this the ultimate destination. Ibis guests also have access to conference rooms and other facilities at the adjacent Novotel Rotorua Lakeside. You are guaranteed maximum comfort, 24-hour reception and flawless service at unbeatable value backed by our 15 minute satisfaction money-back guarantee.


Koura Lodge

Accommodation

www.kouralodge.co.nz Gina Wells

+64 7 348 5868

stay@kouralodge.co.nz 209 Kawaha Point Road, PO Box 1600, Rotorua Lodge

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Koura Lodge offers boutique lakeside accommodation in Rotorua, New Zealand. Enjoying an unrivalled lakefront location, Koura Lodge is at the centre of it all. Just five minutes’ drive to the city centre and even closer to many of Rotorua’s famous attractions. Accommodating up to 20 guests, our hosts are able to provide individual attention while ensuring a restful stay, in our tranquil surrounds. The Lodge offers a variety of accommodation, with all 10 rooms featuring magnificent lake views. A five star breakfast, lakeside spa & sauna, canoeing, fishing and tennis are all part of Koura Lodge’s real New Zealand experience. Boutique Bed & Breakfast property.

Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Accommodation

www.millenniumrotorua.co.nz Michele Weston

+64 7 347 1234

+64 275 190 319

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Millennium.rotorua@millenniumhotels.com Corner Eruera & Hinemaru Streets, Rotorua Hotel

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Deluxe hotel centrally located adjacent to Polynesian Spa and overlooking mystical Lake Rotorua. Walk to the Energy Events Centre and City Centre, and only minutes from Rotorua’s key tourist, adventure activities and mountain bike trails. 227 air-conditioned rooms offer a range of accommodation choices including childfree Club Floor and hosted Club Lounge, lakeview with balcony, garden or city-view rooms and Spa rooms with private outdoor spa. Fabulous Day Spa for beauty and massage, Restaurants and Bars, heated swimming pool, saunas, spa pools and gymnasium. 6 conference rooms and a dedicated conference team. WIFI throughout hotel.

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

Accommodation

www.novotelrotorua.co.nz Alia Ryan

+64 7 346 3888

+64 27 4700 009

h1874-re01@accor.com (Reservations)

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Situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Rotorua, the recently refurbished Novotel Rotorua Lakeside offers tranquil surroundings with sensational views. Our central location makes us easily accessible to Rotorua’s cafes, restaurants and many popular local attractions. Novotel Rotorua Lakeside with its 199 well appointed guest rooms and 8 purpose built function rooms offers an inviting space for you to enjoy. Socialise in our Clarkes Bar, dine in our Atlas Cafe, or relax in our InBalance spa in on of our geothermal pools. Whatever the reason for your stay, the team at Novotel are here to look after you.

Peppers on the Point - Lake Rotorua www.onthepoint.co.nz Andrew Martin

+64 7 348 4868

+64 27 280 5198

andrew.martin@peppers.co.nz

214 Kawaha Point Road, Rotorua 3010 Lodge

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Peppers on the Point is an intimate luxury retreat featuring spectacular views over Lake Rotorua to the historic Mokoia Island. This stunning New Zealand Luxury lodge offers the perfect base for experiencing New Zealand’s rich culture or you can simply relax and enjoy the tranquillity of this stunning location.

Accommodation


Sudima Lake Rotorua

Accommodation

www.sudimahotels.com/rotorua Gert Taljaard

+64 7 348 1174 gertt@sudimarotorua.co.nz

+64 29 425 2119

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Sudima Lake Rotorua is ideally located on the lakes edge, adjacent to Polynesian spa and within a short stroll to the CBD, restaurants and bars. The largest hotel in Rotorua, offering a variety of accommodation options, from the refurbished superior rooms to the comfort of the family rooms catering for up to 4 adults. Room facilities include wireless internet, tea/coffee, safety deposit boxes and pay TV. Other hotel facilities include a recently refurbished restaurant and bar affording views over the lake, indoor heated pool and three private spas, complimentary parking and daily Hangi and concert show on site.

YHA Rotorua

Accommodation

www.yha.co.nz Isabelle Gremminger

+64 3 353 9160

isabelle.gremminger@yha.co.nz 1278 Haupapa Street, Rotorua Lodge

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A purpose built backpacker hostel in the central city for your complete Rotorua experience. YHA Rotorua offers budget backpacker accommodation right beside Kuirau Park. This Rotorua hostel has a choice of indoor or outdoor dining with a spacious modern kitchen and large outdoor deck and BBQ. Communal facilities include a comfortable separate lounge and TV room with lots of DVDs to watch and a coin operated laundry. Our centralised reservations team can assist with trade enquiries, groups reservations and an agent login for retail trade bookings and live inventory from our website. Contact our Travel Services Manager for more information.


Rotorua www.rotoruanz.com

Activities and Attractions Agrodome / Agroventures Adventure Park / Buried Village of Te Wairoa / Clearwater Cruises HELiPRO / Hells Gate Geothermal Park & Mud Spa / Off Road NZ / OGO Rotorua Polynesian Spa / Pure Cruise / Rainbow Springs / River Rats Raft & Kayak / Rotorua Canopy Tours / Rotorua Duck Tours / Rotorua Museum / Skyline Rotorua / Tamaki Maori Village Te Po Indigenous Evening Experience / Te Puia / Volcanic Air / Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland / Waimangu Volcanic Valley & Rotomahana Boat Cruises / Walking Legends Guided Walks / Whakarewarewa Thermal Village Tours / ZORB™ Rotorua

Agrodome

Activities and Attractions

www.agrodome.co.nz Michelle Caldwell

ROTORUA

+64 21 989 807

+64 7 307 1050 michelle.caldwell@nttourism.co.nz

Western Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua In the heart of 350 acres of lush farmland, yet only 10 minutes from Rotorua city centre, you’ll find New Zealand’s Agrodome. For over 40 years, visitors from all over the globe have come to the Agrodome to see our world-famous Farm Show - starring a cast of talented animals. Plus, join the Farm Tour to explore a real working farm, hand-feed loads of friendly animals, and sample delicious kiwifruit juice and honey from our land. There’s also the Nursery, with baby animals, and our Woollen Mill and Shearing Museum, where you’ll learn the remarkable story of NZ pioneers the Bowen brothers, and discover the full process of wool from the Sheep’s back to yours!

Agroventures Adventure Park

Activities and Attractions

www.agroventures.co.nz Mary Tolley +64 21 959 321

+64 7 357 4747 mary@agroventures.co.nz

135 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua Agroventures Adventure Park is New Zealand’s one and only ultimate adventure playground. Boasting five unique NZ adventures all in one location, we really do have something everyone - from families, friends, couples, speed demons and adrenaline junkies to choose from. What makes us unique? Agroventures Adventure Park is home to the worlds ONLY Shweeb - a human powered monorail racetrack, Agrojet - the fastest and only jet sprint experience in NZ. Swoop - Swing from 40m towards the earth at 130kmph, Rotorua Bungy - a 43m leap of faith and last but not least the Southern Hemispheres’ only outdoor wind tunnel - Freefall Xtreme.

Buried Village of Te Wairoa www.buriedvillage.co.nz Pam McGrath +64 275801726

+64 7 362 8287 discover@buriedvillage.co.nz

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A place of exceptional beauty has been created around the fascinating remains of a settlement buried by the eruption of Mount Tarawera in 1886. Today at the Buried Village an award winning museum houses many precious objects dug from the ruins. Guides in period costume escort visitors through the excavated sites sharing the stories of those who survived the dreadful night. Take your own tour with an Ipod AV guide. The optional hike to the base of one of NZ’s most stunning waterfalls should not be missed. Delicious Devonshire Tea’s are served at Vi’s Tea House.

Activities and Attractions


Clearwater Cruises

Activities and Attractions

www.clearwater.co.nz Ian Vautier

+64 7 345 6688

+64 27 362 8590

cruise@clearwater.co.nz

The Landing, Tarawera Rd, Lake Tarawera, Rotorua Clearwater Cruises offer spectacular scenery under the majestic volcanic Mt Tarawera and the crystal clear water of Lake Tarawera. Relax and dine or experience the thrill of catching a trophy rainbow trout. Try out our jetski or soak in the natural hot pools at the Lake edge. Come and party or celebrate your wedding on board our 50ft catamaran. Our Self drive vessel is great for families and friends to go exploring or fishing. Kayaks are also available. Group sizes up to 50 guests.

HELiPRO

Activities and Attractions

www.helipro.co.nz Dave Marinkovich +64 27 442 7451

+64 7 357 2512 dave.marinkovich@helipro.co.nz

Site 145, Rotorua Airport, Te Ngae Road, Rotorua HELiPRO is Rotorua’s leading helicopter operator specialising in unique and unforgettable scenic flights and excursions which feature this regions remarkable volcanic landscape. Operating for 30 years, prioritising safety and growing an experienced team ensures our reputation as an industry leader. HELiPRO offer landings on and guided tours to White Island, New Zealand’s most active volcano. We also offer exclusive landings on the awe inspiring Mount Tarawera volcano - the only way to truly appreciate this historic and iconic landmark is by standing at the craters edge! Other tour options include; our renowned thermal reserves, stunning lakes district and combinations including jet-boating, fishing, golf, cruises, wine tours and lodge transfers. From experiencing the thrill of vertical flight to creating a memory of a lifetime there is something for everyone!

Hells Gate Geothermal Park & Mud Spa

Activities and Attractions

www.hellsgate.co.nz Bryan Hughes +64 021 741 660

+64 7 345 4117 bryan@hellsgate.co.nz

361 State Highway 30, Tikitere, Rotorua Welcome to the BEAST of geothermal parks - 50 acres of rumbling, steaming geothermal activity.Walk through the swirling clouds of steam, past steaming fumeroles and pools of boiling mud, see the violent geothermal activity of the Inferno and the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere. Experience New Zealand’s historic MUD SPA, a place of healing used as such by Maori for more than 800 years. Immerse yourself in the ‘silky smooth’ geothermal mud and wash away the cares of the world in the healing sulphurous geothermal spas. Enjoy geothermal MUD THERAPIES or relax with a MIRI MIRI MASSAGE.

Off Road NZ

Activities and Attractions

www.offroadnz.co.nz Ian Tew

+64 7 332 5748

+64 21 409 741

drive@offroadnz.co.nz

193 Amoore Road, R.D.2 Rotorua Driven by Adventure! Off Road NZ offers an extensive range of off road vehicle based adventures for individuals, couples, families, groups and thrill seekers of any kind. Try our Raceline Karting experience, you have the opportunity to race our 390cc 4-stroke karts on New Zealand’s newest and longest outdoor 1.2km race circuit. Have a go at driving one of our 4WD’s into a journey of the unknowns, experience the buzz and adrenaline of Karting in the drivers seat, or take on our Monster 4x4, it’s huge, it’s loud. It roars with V6 power. You will be excited, challenged and enthralled. Located 20 minutes north of Rotorua off SH5. Open 7 Days, wet or fine.


OGO Rotorua

Activities and Attractions

www.ogo.co.nz Melissa Craig

+64 7 343 7676 info@ogo.co.nz

+64 21 590 585

525 Ngongotaha Road, Fairy Springs, Rotorua 3015 Rolling down a hill inside a giant inflatable ball has been an iconic adventure experience since Andrew and David Akers developed their first operation in Rotorua in 1997. At OGO Rotorua, visitors are rewarded with spectacular views over Lake Rotorua as they Superman-dive into the OGO ride of their choice. Slip and slide with 50 litres of water down the world’s longest 350m H2OGO sidewinder track, or race one another down the two double straight 250m H2OGO tracks or be spun head over heels on the longest harness ride in NZ.

Polynesian Spa

Activities and Attractions

www.polynesianspa.co.nz Simone de Jong

+64 7 348 1328

ROTORUA

+64 21 405 206

simone.dejong@polynesianspa.co.nz

1000 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua 3010 Overlooking Lake Rotorua, Polynesian Spa is New Zealand’s leading international spa. Experience hot mineral spring bathing, spa therapies and lake views at this world top ten spa (medical & thermal) as voted by Conde Nast Traveller 2004-2007, 2009 & 2011. Choose one of the four thermal bathing areas - deluxe Lake Spa, Adult Pools & Priest Spa, Private Pools, or Family Spa. Or indulge in a spa therapy at the inviting Lake Spa Retreat haven. With a lakeside location in central Rotorua, this all-weather attraction also offers a spa gift store and a café. Open daily 8am-11pm.

Pure Cruise

Activities and Attractions

www.purecruise.co.nz Matt Horder

+64 7 362 8048

+64 27 272 4561

info@purecruise.co.nz

Okawa Bay, Lake Rotoiti, SH33 Rotorua Experience the best of Lake Rotoiti with Pure Cruise New Zealand onboard our luxury yacht TIUA, a stylish 53 foot catamaran, featuring contemporary comfort throughout and capable of hosting up to 50 guests. We offer a luxurious eco-sailing experience, as relaxed or as active as you like, with a range of activities on offer from trout fishing, sight-seeing, sailing, swimming, or taking a soak in Lake Rotoiti’s natural hot pools. Pure Cruise New Zealand offers a unique experience for your conference and incentive clients too, guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. Lake Rotoiti is only 15 minutes from Rotorua CBD.

Rainbow Springs

Activities and Attractions

www.rainbowsprings.co.nz Michelle Caldwell +64 21 989 807

+64 7 350 0440 michelle.caldwell@rainbowsprings.co.nz

192 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua

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Rainbow Springs is truly an attraction like no other in the world. Set in 22 acres of beautiful native trees and streams, it is home to a huge variety of New Zealand’s most precious native inhabitants, the country’s largest and most successful kiwi hatchery and nursery, The Big Splash Water ride and an entertaining free-flight bird show. Interactive encounters and behind the scenes tours operate daily throughout the park. Open daily until late, it is the ultimate kiwi playground. Guided tours can be provided upon request in a variety of languages.


River Rats Raft & Kayak

Activities and Attractions

www.riverrats.co.nz Justin Hutton

+64 7 345 6543

+64 27 294 2867

info@riverrats.co.nz

391 State Hwy 33, Mourea, Rotorua River Rats Raft & Kayak have been offering quality adventures for over 30 years and are Qualmark endorsed. There is an adventure for everyone, from a grade 2 scenic raft trip suitable for participants as young as 5 years old, through to full on grade 5 action featuring the worlds highest commercially rafted waterfall, the 7 metre Tutea Falls, on the Kaituna River. Sledging is also available on this awesome river. Freedom hire or guided kayaking trips are available to - paddle the local lakes to a secluded beach or enjoy a hot swim only accessible by boat! We have a new evening kayak option featuring, hot pools, glow worms and a BBQ.

Rotorua Canopy Tours

Activities and Attractions

www.canopytours.co.nz James Fitzgerald +64 27 252 1800

+64 7 343 1001 hello@canopytours.co.nz

173 Old Taupo Road, Utuhina, Rotorua Rotorua Canopy Tours opened in 2012 and is New Zealand’s only native forest zipline canopy tour. This 3 hour eco adventure showcases the beauty of the prehistoric forests of the Central North Island on a 1.2 km network of walking trails, ziplines, swingbridges and treetop platforms. Up to 22 metres high and with zipline flights of up to 220 metres this is a unique blend of adventure, education and conservation. Suitable for all ages 6 and up, couples, family groups and solo travellers.

Rotorua Duck Tours

Activities and Attractions

www.rotoruaducktours.co.nz Trevor Weir

+64 7 345 6522

+64 21 448 261

info@ducktours.co.nz

Tours depart from the Rotorua i-Site, 1167 Fenton St, Rotorua Experience the thrill of riding on a converted WWII Amphibious Landing Craft (Duck). Our fully guided sightseeing and informational tours are an absolute blast. Awesome scenery, spectacular lakes and a commentary that make our tours a Rotorua must do. Our tours are perfect for all ages and provide a great introduction to Rotorua and its attractions. Rotorua Duck Tours has scheduled tours available daily departing from a central city location. Our two daily tours are our popular Rotorua City and Lakes Tour (90mins) & our all new Tarawera & Lakes Tour (120mins).

Rotorua Museum

Activities and Attractions

www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz Joanna Doherty +64 27 272 5768

+64 7 351 7831 rotoruamuseum@rdc.govt.nz

Oruawhata Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua Discover Rotorua’s rich culture, volatile landscape and dramatic history in this world-class museum. Stunning multi-media exhibitions, innovative displays, changing art galleries, fascinating cinema experiences and informative guided tours bring to life the amazing stories of this unique region. The museum shop has a fantastic range of local arts, crafts and books, and the café, which overlooks Government Gardens, serves delicious coffee and a fresh range of tasty snacks and lunch options. Centrally located in the iconic Bath House building, Rotorua Museum can be explored from basement to rooftop, with fantastic views over the lake and city. Open daily except Christmas Day.


Skyline Rotorua

Activities and Attractions

www.skyline.co.nz David Blackmore

+64 7 347 0027 ext 708

+64 27 430 4011

david.blackmore@skyline.co.nz

185 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua Set on the side of Mt Ngongotaha, experience the most spectacular views in Rotorua on the eight-seater gondola and relax in the Skyline restaurant, known for the award winning Art of the Grill and buffet cuisine. Try Skyline’s fun-filled gravity luge ride on a three-wheel cart using a unique steering and braking system providing the rider with full control. With three luge tracks of varying terrain ranging from the scenic track to the advanced track, the luge is a great fun-filled family activity. Also try the Skyswing for a real adrenaline rush, Zoom Zip line, or try out fantastic wine tasting in the Volcanic Hills Winery, enjoy informative nature trails, the Jelly Belly Gallery and Store and much more!

Tamaki Maori Village

Activities and Attractions

www.tamakimaorivillage.co.nz Lady Saifiti

ROTORUA

+64 21 349 200

+64 7 349 2999 lady@maoriculture.co.nz

1220 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua Experience an evening of ceremonial ritual, powerful cultural performance, storytelling & hangi feasting. Share in the Powhiri, our ancient ceremony of welcome before entering our pre-European Village nestled within a native Tawa Forest. The village comes alive with sights, sounds & activity of pastimes including haka, poi, tattooing, weaving, carving and arts of warrior training. You will have the opportunity to participate in these activities. Witness the earth being scraped away from the hangi pit to reveal baskets of food cooked beneath the ground on hot stones. Enjoy a powerful cultural performance before dining the traditional hangi buffet feast!

Te Po-: Indigenous Evening Experience

Activities and Attractions

www.tepuia.com Sean Marsh +64 21 741 231

+64 7 348 9047 sean@tepuia.com

Hemo Road, Rotorua Te Po- is Te Puia’s award winning indigenous evening experience. It is a feast of cultural storytelling, entertainment and Maori cuisine. Gain an insight into Maori culture through explanation of traditional customs, weaponry and song. Enjoy the unique taste of meats and vegetables cooked in a wood fired hangi as well as the sumptuous seafood, salad and dessert buffets. Complete the evening with a hot chocolate under the stars alongside the world famous Pohutu geyser. Te Po- combo: 4.30pm - 9.00pm. (Includes a guided tour of Te Puia) Te Po-: 6.00pm - 9.00pm. Open 365 days of the year.

Te Puia

Activities and Attractions

www.tepuia.com Sean Marsh +64 21 741 231

+64 7 348 9047 sean@tepuia.com

Hemo Road, Rotorua

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Te Puia is the home of the world famous Pohutu geyser and home of the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. Te Puia offers your clients so much of what makes New Zealand unique in the world, in one location. Guided tours of boiling mud pools, fumaroles, native bush and a rich cultural history are our speciality as well as an opportunity to come face to face with the national symbol of New Zealand, the Kiwi. Summer opening hours: 8.00am - 6.00pm. Winter opening hours: 8.00am - 5.00pm. Guided tours depart hourly from 9am (Last tour departs 5pm in the summer/4pm in the winter). Daytime cultural performances: 10.15am, 12,15pm, 3.15pm. Open 365 days of the year.


Volcanic Air

Activities and Attractions

www.volcanicair.co.nz Dorien Vroom

+ 64 7 348 9984

+64 275 245 0287

info@volcanicair.co.nz

Memorial Drive, Rotorua City Lakefront, Rotorua Volcanic Air is Rotorua’s premium air tour operator offering some of New Zealand’s foremost tourism experiences. Helicopter and Floatplane tours showcase the very best of our regions unique geothermal reserves, stunning lakes district and renowned volcanoes. Tours combine spectacular aerial scenery with options to trek the crater floor of an active offshore volcano White Island or unite the best view of Mount Tarawera from above with a walk on our hottest thermal reserve Hells Gate by helicopter or land on the Waikato River in a floatplane and explore the hidden Valley of Orakei Korako. Located downtown Rotorua our premium position on the cities lakefront offers the most convenient departure location within minutes of most of the cities accommodation properties.

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

Activities and Attractions

www.waiotapu.co.nz Alex Leinhardt

+64 7 366 6333

+64 27 295 9991

alex@waiotapu.co.nz

P.O. Box 1992, Rotorua 3040 Thousands of years in the making, nestled within a natural bush setting, walks through this unique volcanic area take between 30 and 75 minutes. The Lady Knox Geyser erupts daily at 10.15am to heights of up to 20 metres. Features include the world famous Champagne Pool and Primrose Terrace together with hot springs, steaming ground, expansive vistas and huge volcanic craters. The constant bubbling activity at the nearby Mud Pool add to your experience at New Zealand’s most colourful volcanic attraction. The first class Visitor Centre incorporates cafe and retail facilities. Only 20 minutes drive south of Rotorua on SH5.

Waimangu Volcanic Valley & Rotomahana Boat Cruises

Activities and Attractions

www.waimangu.com Harvey James

+64 7 366 6137

nature@waimangu.co.nz 587 Waimangu Road, Rotorua Amazing geothermal features in the World’s newest geothermal system. See awesome Frying Pan Lake which is the world’s largest hot spring. Mysterious blue Inferno Crater Lake which rises and falls. Walk through beautiful native forests. Relax on the Rotomahana boat cruise and see beautiful hot springs that can only be seen from the boat. This is an unspoilt scenic reserve and wildlife refuge and multi Eco Tourism award winner.

Walking Legends Guided Walks www.walkinglegends.co.nz Hilary Sheaff +64 21 545 068

+64 7 312 5297 info@walkinglegends.co.nz

PO Box 267, Whakatane We specialise in small-group, multi-day hiking tours on the North Island’s best tracks, including: Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake, Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk, Coromandel Peninsula, and Whirinaki Forest. From one-day walks to twelve-day expeditions, our range of hikes cater for most fitness levels. Choose from boutique lodge or backcountry hut accommodation. Professionally organised; all-inclusive; small backpacks; and exceptional customer service. Multi-day walks depart Rotorua several times a week from October to May. Experienced guides provide an unforgettable experience amidst some of NZ’s most spectacular wilderness regions.

Activities and Attractions


Whakarewarewa Thermal Village Tours

Activities and Attractions

www.whakarewarewa.com Renee Raimona +64 21 741 210

+64 7 3493 463 renee@whakarewarewa.com

17 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua Experience Rotorua’s Living Maori Village of Te Whakarewarewa, learning of the history, traditions and culture of the people who have occupied this village and been the forefront for tourism in Rotorua for over 110 years. Whakarewarewa offers visitors a unique Cultural Experience by way or Guided Tours every hour from 9am-4pm, including a Cultural Performance at11.15am and 2.00pm daily. Tantilise your tastebuds with a traditional Geothermal Hangi Meal for lunch while your in the village, served from 12pm-2pm daily in our cafe. Open daily from 8.30am to 5.00pm (Closed Christmas Day).

ZORB Rotorua

Activities and Attractions

www.zorb.com/rotorua Kyle Kydd

+64 7 357 5100

ROTORUA

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Cnr Western Rd & State Highway 5, Ngongotaha, Rotorua ZORB is about offering people great adventure experiences, ZORB is the founder of Globeriding. We have been operating for over 17 years and provide the safest, most advanced globe-riding operations in the world. From our humble beginnings in New Zealand we have expanded worldwide. Leading the world in globe-riding ZORB offers you the ultimate experience.


LAKE TAUPO Great Lake Taupo is nature’s ultimate playground, a diverse landscape featuring volcanic mountains, thermal valleys, lakes and rivers. The range of outdoor activities on offer will appeal to everyone, across all seasons.

Lake Taupo www.greatlaketaupo.com

Destination Great Lake Taupo +64 7 376 0400 +64 7 376 0410 info@greatlaketaupo.com


Taupo Facts and Figures Total Region 179,000 Summer 23ยบC Autumn 16ยบC Winter 7ยบC Spring 15ยบC From Auckland 3.45 hours Above Sea Level 370 metres


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The hub, the heart, the mid-point. Whichever way you describe the Lake Taupo region, it is right in the centre of it all and an ideal meeting place for friends, family and travellers.

Situated right in the heart of the

Lake Trail, amazing and varied golf

North Island on State Highway One,

courses, volcanic and geothermal

the Great Lake Taupo region boasts

wonderlands, cultural diversity,

New Zealand’s largest freshwater

accessible ski areas, an extensive range

lake, the mighty Huka Falls – New

of outdoor and adventure activities,

Zealand’s most visited natural attraction,

and accommodation options to suit all

world famous wild trout fisheries,

tastes. All of these factors combine to

a host of dual hiking and mountain

give Great Lake Taupo the edge when it

biking tracks including The Great

comes to natural unspoilt beauty.

Well known as a popular holiday destination for Kiwis and a favourite of international visitors, the region is dominated by the enormous lake formed by one of the world’s largest ever volcanic eruptions, and by the majestic and sacred mountains of the dual World Heritage Tongariro National Park to the South. Taupo is the largest town in the Great Lake Taupo region, and is an active and cosmopolitan lakeside community with a vibrant hospitality scene and quality experiences.

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Great Lake Taupo is well known as an events destination, there is something going on around the region on an ongoing basis, from the annual ‘Graffiato‘ street art festival to motorsport racing and international endurance and multi-sport events.


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Mountain Biking on the Great Lake Trail Fly Fishing on Tongariro River Maori Rock Carving on Lake Taupo Sailing on Lake Taupo Bushwalking near Lake Taupo Trout cooked to order

Only 35 minutes from Taupo, Turangi is situated at the southern end of the Great Lake and is central to many outdoor activities in the region. Turangi is best known for its world famous trout fishing on the Tongariro River, but is also well known for white water rafting and kayaking, mountain biking and hiking. Turangi is a handy accommodation base for accessing the Tongariro National Park, where in summer hikers can trek the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing, and in winter can ski on the ski fields of Mt Ruapehu, the largest ski area in New Zealand, and an active volcano as well.

To the northwest of Taupo is Mangakino, one of the North Island’s best kept secrets. With the Pureora Forest Park on one side and Lake Maraetai on the other, the focus here is on outdoor activities - water sports including trout fishing and wakeboarding, mountain biking and hiking. There are two National Cycle Trails within close proximity - The Timber Trail in The Pureora Forest Park, and the Waikato River Trail, running along the banks of Waikato River and Lake Maraetai. Both Trails are dual walking and mountain biking trails.

Did you know: You cannot buy Great Lake Taupo’s legendary trout. This region is one of the last true wild trout fisheries in the world. You won’t find trout in the menu in any local restaurants, as trout is neither farmed nor harvested. If you want to buy one you have to catch one yourself. Fortunately, with the expertise of local guides, this is not too difficult. And if you’d like it cooked to perfection, many of our local restaurants will prepare your catch for you!


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Events onetangi surfdale

Dining

coromandel forest park

Taupo Summer Concert

Vine Eatery / Taupo

February 2014 / 2015

Huka Prawn Park / Taupo

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Annual summer concert featuring some of the world’s leading classic bands. In 2014 coromandel forest park featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd, Starship featuring hunua

regional Thomas, and 10cc. parkMickey kaiaua miranda

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Bistro Lago / Taupo

+64 7 378 5704 +64 7 374 8474

Edgewater Restaurant / Taupo Pavilion Restaurant / Taupo athenree

+64 7 378 5110

The Crafty Trout / Taupo

Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman New Zealand

Plateau Restaurant & Bar / Taupo

The ultimate in triathlon, in 2014 celebrating

torere

+64 7 377 8647

www.Tauposummerconcert.co.nz

mangatarata bombay 1 March 2014 / 7 March 2015 / Taupo patetonga

whitianga

+64 7 377 1400

tirohanga

+64 7 929 8570

The Brantry Restaurant / Taupo

waioeka gerge scenic reserve

+64 7 377 2425 kutarere

+64 7 378 0484

The Oreti Restaurant / Pukawa, Turangi +64 7 386 7070 its 30th year of competition in New Zealand.kaimai-mamaku forest park Tongariro Lodge / Turangi +64 7 386 7946 www.ironman.co.nz

awakeri spings

wairata

waimana

Oxfam Trailwalker

whakara pa

5-6 April 2014 / 4-5 April 2015

tarawera forest

kaimai-mamaku forest park

100km of off road team walking, raising

urewera national park

funds for charity. Spectacular location for this worthy event. www.oxfamtrailwalker.org.nz

waikareiti forest

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Location Map

Erupt Lake Taupo Festival

waioeka forest

8-18 May 2014 / Regional pirongia

forest park festival showcasing Biennial arts and cultural

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New Zealand and international theatre,

golden springs

atiamuri

dance, music, visual arts, comedy, literature and more.

pureora forest park

www.erupt.co.nz

whirinaki forest park urewera national park

kaingaroa forest

mohaka forest

Sika Show 27 – 28 Sept 2014 / 26 – 27 Sept 2015

rangitaiki

pureora

The must see exhibition for hunting and fishing enthusiasts, with around 100

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pureora forest park

exhibitors.

tarawera

www.sika-show.co.nz Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge 29 November 2014 / 28 November 2015 Largest road cycle race in New Zealand, 160 km around Lake Taupo in one glorious

rangipo

waitotara

forest day! Solo, relay and off road options.

For more event information visit www.GreatLakeTaupo.com ahititi

waitaanga forest

moki forest

makino forest matirangi forest

whanganui forest park

tongariro national park

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www.cyclechallenge.com

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kaimanawa forest park

kaweka forest park

ruahine forest park


Taupo www.lakeTauponz.com

Accommodation Acacia Cliffs Lodge / Hilton Lake Taupo / Lake Taupo Lodge / Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo / Oreti Village / Riverstone Lodge & Backpackers / The Point Villas Wairakei Resort Taupo / Whakaipo Lodge / YHA Taupo

Acacia Cliffs Lodge

Accommodation

www.acaciacliffslodge.co.nz Linda & Rick Whitlock +64 21 821 338

+64 7 378 1551

info@acaciacliffslodge.co.nz

1/133 Mapara Road, Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385 Lodge, Bed and Breakfast, Guest and Hosted

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Cliff top luxury with a contemporary twist! With stunning lake and mountain views and a simply spectacular Lake Taupo location, Acacia Cliffs Lodge offers stylish architecturally designed accommodation, relaxed luxury and a very special New Zealand experience. Set in a secluded 2 hectare property, yet only minutes from lake and town, this boutique lodge accommodates eight guests in four purpose built luxury suites and can be booked per suite or on an exclusive use basis. Chef prepared sumptuous breakfasts, superb cuisine and local hosts who offer genuine NZ hospitality make this unique lodge the perfect luxury escape.

Hilton Lake Taupo

Accommodation

www.lakeTaupo.hilton.com Di Christie - Sales Manager +64 21 444 693

+64 7 378 7080

di.christie@hilton.com

80-100 Napier Road, Taupo 3330 Hotel

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The regions only 5 Star International Hotel • Location: 5 minutes to the lake and the town centre • A combination of Heritage Wing, one of the most historical building of New Zealand from 1885, and the modern Mountain Wing • Wide array of facilities: Outdoor thermally heated pool, kids pool, spa-pool, fitness centre, tennis courts • Bistro Lago Bar and Restaurant by New Zealand master chef Simon Gault • 4 Meeting and Event spaces • Business centre • Close to majority of North Island’s activities and golf courses: Wairakei, Kinloch, Taupo Motor Sport, helicopter tours and bungee jump.

Lake Taupo Lodge

Accommodation

www.laketaupolodge.co.nz Gary Akers

+64 7 378 7386

+64 21 833 500

reservations@laketaupolodge.co.nz

41 Mapara Road, Acacia Bay, Taupo B&B Lodge

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Lake Taupo Lodge offers 5 star luxury B&B accommodation with dinner by arrangement. The six guest suites are luxurious examples of world class accommodation set within magnificent landscaped gardens overlooking beautiful Lake Taupo and the ranges. Lake Taupo Lodge prides itself in the care and attention that they put into their guests. From the moment you arrive, you can relax while being looked after in style and comfort in this large (11,000 sq.ft) multifaceted property. Each room has its own lounge area in addition to the Conservatory lounge, the large main lounge, and dining areas.


Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo

Accommodation

www.manuels.co.nz Diane Kerins

+64 7 378 5110

+64 27 22 33 612

info@manuels.co.nz

243 Lake Terrace, Taupo Hotel

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Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo boasts absolute lake edge location presenting guests uninterrupted views of the magnificent lake and mountains from accommodation rooms, restaurants and bar areas. The hotel is luxuriously furnished with an ambience and art collection to delight all visitors. Restaurants offer superb award-winning cuisine, while three conference venues can cater for meetings, events and weddings. The hotel is only minutes away from the many Taupo attractions, activities and four wonderful golf courses, two of which are high International standard. Relax, unwind or exhilarate - it is all on our doorstep.

Oreti Village

Accommodation

www.oretivillage.com Fleur Ashford

+64 7 386 7070

+64 274 889 029

fleur@oretivillage.com

Oreti Village, Pukawa Rd, Pukawa, Lake Taupo

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Situated on the stunning Southern Shores of Lake Taupo Oreti Village offers tranquillity, stunning views & an outstanding location. Ideal for enjoying the abundance of local activities including the Tongariro Alpine crossing, just minutes away. Every one of Oreti’s 19 spacious apartments provides sweeping views of New Zealand’s largest and most impressive fresh water lake, offering all the comforts of home. A complete destination, Oreti offers an onsite restaurant & bar with great views. There is a tennis court, bar and plenty of outdoor spaces to enjoy as well as being only minutes walk from the lake shore.

Riverstone Lodge & Backpackers

Accommodation

www.riverstonebackpackers.com +64 7 386 7004 enquiry@riverstonebackpackers.com 222 Te Rangi Tautahanga Rd, Turangi Boutique Lodge

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Purpose renovated boutique lodge for adventurous independent travelers and small private groups, seeking a modern self-contained facility that feels like home. BBH backpacker network guest rating 93% for 2013, Lonely Planet recommended 2012. Features free Wi-Fi, new kitchen, open plan living area and a huge sun deck set amongst native gardens. Super comfortable beds, luxury bathrooms, always-hot showers, heat pump, electric blankets, log burner, drying room and gear storage. Information and bookings for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Fly Fishing, Sky Diving, Rafting, Skiing and Snowboarding. Local advice and experience are our specialty. Tongariro River and town centre 400m away.

The Point Villas

Accommodation

www.thepointvillas.co.nz Margaret Bull (Peg) +64 274 774 323

+64 7 377 8002 pegbull@xtra.co.nz

PO Box 1635, Taupo 3351 Self Contained and Serviced Exclusive

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Named in Conde Nast Traveller, two luxurious villas located in the exclusive Whakamoenga Point overlook a beautiful bay on Lake Taupo – a ten minute drive from Taupo village. Each Villa features two beautifully appointed bedrooms with en-suites, a well equipped designer kitchen, laundry a largeliving/dining area and their own mineralised swimming pool. Off the deck of Villa One guests can enjoy a 12 meter heated lap pool. Offering flexible levels of service - self-cater, enjoy the services of a first class chef or indulge in an all-inclusive luxurious lodge experience. Facilities include kayaks, tennis courts, petanque and bush walks. The ideal destination for golf at Kinloch (Jack Nicklaus Signature) Wairakei International, the Tongaririo Crossing or Fly-fishing.


Wairakei Resort Taupo

Accommodation

www.wairakei.co.nz Jane Thew

+64 7 374 9004

+64 27 540 1712

marketing@wairakei.co.nz

Wairakei Road, Wairakei, Taupo 3370 Self Contained and Serviced Exclusive

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Wairakei Resort Taupo believe in providing visitors with a one of kind geothermal experience and providing visitors to Taupo with modern hotel room and villa accommodation, abundant indoor & outdoor leisure facilities and exquisite New Zealand focused dining options. Since the late 1800’s, people have come from all over the world to experience the beauty of Lake Taupo, the Waikato River and to stay within the geothermal grounds of Wairakei Resort. Wairakei Resort Taupo is the largest international 4-star resort in the North Island and the resort still enjoys a wonderful historic & relaxing atmosphere.Wairakei Resort is located in the beautiful Wairakei Tourist Park, on the northern fringe of Taupo, New Zealand.

Whakaipo Lodge

Accommodation

www.whakaipolodge.co.nz Garth London

+64 7 378 9298

+64 22 547 0399

bookings@whakaipolodge.co.nz

1/504 Mapara Road, Acacia Bay, RD5, Taupo 3385 Lodge / Bed & Breakfast / Guest & Hosted

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Whakaipo Lodge is perfectly positioned close to Taupo’s cafes and boutique shopping but provides an idyllic, romantic sanctuary away from it all. Nestled on a secluded 4ha in the Mapara Valley, near the unspoilt beauty of Whakaipo Bay, you’ll discover the best that Lake Taupo has to offer. The views and native birdlife you’ll see from both of our very private, luxuriously appointed guest suites are stunning. Knowledgeable kiwi hosts are outdoors enthusiasts and enjoy serving quality local food and wine. Stunning location, luxury accommodation and great company are all here in abundance. So, sit back and relax in style.

YHA Taupo

Accommodation

www.yha.co.nz Isabelle Gremminger

+64 3 353 9160

isabelle.gremminger@yha.co.nz 56 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo Lodge

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Just a 5 minute walk to the Taupo town centre and the lakefront. YHA Taupo consists of double, twin and multi-share backpacker accommodation in the main building and a fully self-contained lodge which is perfect for group accommodation. The grounds around YHA Taupo have tent site accommodation, a BBQ picnic area, an actual clothesline as well as hammocks in the garden. Our centralised reservations team can assist with trade enquiries, groups reservations and an agent login for retail trade bookings and live inventory from our website. Contact our Travel Services Manager for more information.


Taupo www.lakeTauponz.com

Activities and Attractions Chris Jolly Outdoors / Great Lakes Shuttles / HELiPRO Taupo / Huka Prawn Park Hukafalls Jet / Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge / Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park Taupo Bungy & Cliffhanger / Taupo’s Floatplane / Taupo Tandem Skydiving The Kai Waho Experience / Tongariro River Rafting & Mountain Biking Wairakei Terraces & Thermal Health Spa / Wairakei Terraces Geothermal Walkway & Moari Cultural Experience

Chris Jolly Outdoors

Activities and Attractions

www.chrisjolly.co.nz Anna Willis

+64 7 378 0623

enquiries@chrisjolly.co.nz

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Taupo Boat Harbour, Ferry Road, Taupo Chris Jolly Outdoors is Lake Taupo’s most experienced outdoor adventure company, specialising in private trout fishing charters, fly fishing, scenic cruises, hiking, hunting and bike tours. A new addition to the Chris Jolly fleet is a boat that transfers bikers (plus bikes) and hikers to and from all the bays on the Great Lake Cycle Trail in the western bays of Lake Taupo. Twice daily their scenic cruises take guests around the picturesque bays of Lake Taupo to the Maori rock carvings. Over summer a daily twilight cruise can be enjoyed as well. These cruises include an informative commentary on the Maori mythology and geological history surrounding the lake plus guests receive a complimentary tea/coffee & muffin (Twilight cruise: free glass of wine/beer). Experience the best in outdoor entertainment with Chris Jolly Outdoors.

Great Lake Shuttles

Activities and Attractions

www.greatlakeshuttles.co.nz Peter Hart

+64 7 213 2256

+64 21 656 424

info@greatlakeshuttles.co.nz

Great Lake Shuttles provides mountain biking and walking Trail transport and shuttle services to all the popular mountain biking tracks and trails in the Taupo region. Great Lake Shuttles will pick you up and drop you off from your local Taupo accommodation or any Taupo Town Centre location. It’s as easy as that for you to enjoy the excellent Mountain Bike Tracks and Trails around the Lake Taupo region without worrying about car parking or coordinating pick up points. We also provides mountain bike hire & private charter.

HELiPRO Taupo

Activities and Attractions

www.helipro.co.nz Vaughan Nairn +64 21 687 907

+64 7 377 8805 Taupo@helipro.co.nz

33 Anzac Memorial Drive, Taupo Airport

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Lift off with HELiPRO for inspiring aerial views of the stunning Lake Taupo region. Operating for 30 years, prioritising safety and growing an experienced team ensures our reputation as industry leaders. We have the expertise coupled with some exclusive landing concessions to offer the most comprehensive range of unforgettable scenic flights; Just to mention a few these include; Huka Falls, Wairakei geothermal reserves, Maori rock carvings, world famous Orakei Korako, both active and dormant volcanoes of the majestic World Heritage Tongariro National Park, Mt Tarawera and White Island and last but not least one of New Zealand’s most impressive lakes – Great Lake Taupo! We offer many helicopter combinations tours. Our flights are designed to suit every budget, group size and timeframe - Don’t forget your camera!


Huka Prawn Park

Activities and Attractions

www.hukaprawnpark.co.nz Carla Denmead

+64 7 374 8474

+64 27 500 9044

info@hukaprawnpark.co.nz

Huka Falls Road, Wairakei Tourist Park, Taupo Offering over 6 hectares of fun and entertainment for the entire family. Prawn farm tours, Prawn fishing, Geothermal foot bath, a spectacular Riverside restaurant and Bar and so much more. open 7 days from 9.30am.

Hukafalls Jet

Activities and Attractions

www.hukafallsjet.com Michelle Caldwell

+64 7 374 8572

+64 21 989 807

info@hukafallsjet.com

200 Karetoto Road, Wairakei Tourist Park, Taupo Hukafalls Jet in Taupo is the only jet boat company permitted to take you to the base of the mighty Huka Falls. Operating for over 21 years, we have an outstanding record of professionalism and safety. Offering a unique combination of excitement and natural beauty. A 30-minute thrilling jet boat ride in the hands of a down-to-earth, funny professional jet boat driver who can make a jet boat do things you would never believe possible. The half hour of thrills, fun and excitement takes you along a beautiful river, lined with native bush, sheer rock cliff face and natural hot springs. Combine 360° spins and passing nature by incredibly close at disorientating speeds for an amazing must-do visitor experience, before even reaching the awe inspiring majesty that is the Huka Falls.

Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge

Activities and Attractions

www.holein1.co.nz Peter Battell

+64 7 378 8117

+64 27 448 0050

info@holein1.co.nz

61 Lake Terrace, Taupo Lake Taupo Hole In One Challenge located at Taupo’s lakefront. Rated as one of the TOP 100 things to do in New Zealand, it is truly a unique experience and challenge for professional and amateur golfers alike. We average a hole in one every two weeks and if you’re skillful enough, you can win NZD10,000 if you get a hole-in-one at the red flag. It’s heaps of fun for everyone - spectators and golfers alike.

Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park www.orakeikorako.co.nz Craig Gibson +64 272 899 238

+64 7 378 3131 admin@orakeikorako.co.nz

494 Orakei Korako Road, Taupo / Private Bag 3019, Rotorua Situated just 25 minutes north of Taupo and 45 minutes south of Rotorua lies “The Hidden Valley” of Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park. Wander through a valley of unbelievable colour, of bubbling hot springs, gushing geysers and unimaginable natural beauty. Lonely Planet Travellers Guide writes… “Orakei Korako is arguably best thermal area left in New Zealand and one of the finest in the world”.

Activities and Attractions


Taupo Bungy & Cliffhanger

Activities and Attractions

www.Taupobungy.com Sonya Warne

+64 7 376 7979

+64 21 2 77 8834

sonya@Taupobungy.co.nz

202 Spa Rd, PO Box 919, Taupo Specialising in exhilaration, inspiration and immersion since 1991, Taupo Bungy is NZ’s highest water touch bungy and has encouraged over 315,000 jumpers to take the plunge, either into the crystal clear river below or high and dry above it. The Taupo Cliffhanger is NZ’s extreme cliff-face swing, a feet-first adrenalin rush certain to take your breath away. Whether jumping, swinging or watching, we welcome everyone, to check out the action in our stunningly, scenic location. Situated only 5 mins from Taupo CBD, complimentary pick-ups are available. Solo and tandem bungy jumps and swings offered. Open 364 days a year.

Taupo’s Floatplane

Activities and Attractions

www.Tauposfloatplane.co.nz Neil Kemp

+64 7 378 7500

+64 27 472 8072

info@Tauposfloatplane.co.nz

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Taupo Boat Harbour, Ferry Rd, Taupo Taupo’s Floatplane offers a range of Floatplane tours over New Zealand’s World Heritage Tongariro National Park (including Mount Ruapehu), Volcanic Plateau, Lake Taupo, the many sparkling lakes of Rotorua and White Island - with vistas so breathtaking they will never be forgotten. Enjoy spectacular scenic flights in a high wing Cessna 206 Floatplane and enjoy unrestricted views looking down on beautiful Lake Taupo and the snow-capped mountains (volcanoes!) of Tongariro National Park. Floatplane scenic flights are a magical way to experience and gain a true perspective of the stunning Lake Taupo Region, and the sensation of taking off from and landing on the water is a memory you will never forget. Don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy this unique flying experience!

Taupo Tandem Skydiving

Activities and Attractions

www.Taupotandemskydiving.com Holly Bowen

+64 7 377 0428

+64 21 322 367

holly@tts.net.nz

Yellow Hangar, Anzac Memorial Drive, Taupo Airport Journey high above spectacular Lake Taupo with views of snow-capped volcanoes. Skydive from 15,000 feet with over one minute in freefall, reaching speeds in excess of 200kph! With the largest range of camera options and multi-lingual staff, your skydive will be unforgettable. We offer both freefall and handycam, ground footage and an exit photo. You can receive all of your footage in HD on one of our free USBs. We even offer free pick-ups from Rotorua! Experience the adventure with NZ’s original tandem skydiving company. As a Qualmark endorsed activity, your safety is our number one priority.

The Kai Waho Experience www.kaiwaho.co.nz Tom Loughlin

+64 27 290 6581

tom@kaiwaho.co.nz 30kms east of Taupo, off of SH 5, Tamau Pa

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The Kai Waho Experience. A boutique Maori experience of discovery. Traditional and contemporary foods. Traditional and contemporary cooking methods. Small personal groups of up to 6 guests share a day of traditional flavours, stories and most importantly ceremony. All this takes place at the very remotely located Tamau Pa 60km south east of the Taupo CBD. Visit us for ‘Ko tahi te ra’ our full day experience, or indulge yourself with’ Te mata aho’ overnight or multiday visits. Educational day for the family as well. A guaranteed experience.

Activities and Attractions


Tongariro River Rafting & Mountain Biking

Activities and Attractions

www.trr.co.nz Garth Oakden

+64 7 386 6409

+64 7 386 6445

info@trr.co.nz

The Rafting Centre, Atirau Road, P.O. Box 28l, Turangi The Tongariro River’s most experienced rafting operator - Tongariro Rafting knows these pristine waters like no other operator; company owner Garth Oakden has been rafting the Tongariro since 1987. All our guides are fully trained rafting professionals, our equipment is top quality and the company is 100% compliant with all safe rafting requirements. Welcome to mountain bike heaven - Southern Lake Taupo has some of the best, uncrowded mountain bike country in New Zealand. Tongariro Mountain Biking has been operating in this beautiful region since 1987. We can take you to some of the best rides in New Zealand including exclusive access to 3,800 hectares of back country trails.

Wairakei Terraces & Thermal Health Spa

Activities and Attractions

www.wairakeiterraces.co.nz Raewyn Hill

+64 7 378 0254

+64 21 056 6515

info@wairakeiterraces.co.nz

671 Wairakei Drive, Wairakei, Taupo ‘Take the waters’, bathe below silica terraces in a series of hot thermal pools and mineral enriched water with a long history of healing and soothing mind, body and soul, a perfect natural setting for a ‘feel back in time’ sensation. Massage conveys a sense of caring and a loving touch of the heart expressed through the hands, helping the body’s own natural healing abilities to play a role in keeping the physical, spiritual and mental elements in balance and harmony. Inspired by the natural world and all its power, we also provide traditional healing, steeped in culture and custom.

Wairakei Terraces Geothermal Walkway & Maori Cultural Experience www.wairakeiterraces.co.nz Raewyn Hill

+64 7 378 0254

+64 21 056 6515

info@wairakeiterraces.co.nz

761 Wairakei Drive, Wairakei, Taupo Take a ‘look back in time’ and experience the very cornerstone of Maori custom and culture, this experience is intense, powerful and emotional, and will leave you with lasting memories of a culture that is alive and growing. View the only man-made silica terraces in the world and take a leisurely walk through an array of geothermal and Maori cultural features. Wairakei Terraces will entertain and educate, you will be in awe of nature’s capacity to be fashioned yet still retaining a naturalness that is pleasing to the eye as well as the senses.

Activities and Attractions


RUAPEHU Discover the rugged natural beauty and expansive awe-inspiring landscape of the Ruapehu region. Ruapehu is home to both the Tongariro and Whanganui National Parks. At the heart of the region is Mt Ruapehu with her volcanic sisters Ngauruhoe and Tongariro.

Ruapehu www.visitruapehu.com

Visit Ruapehu +64 27508 8950 info@visitruapehu.com


Ruapehu Facts and Figures Total Region 13,569 Summer 22ยบC Autumn 18.3ยบC Winter 13ยบC Spring 16.7ยบC From Auckland 4.5 hours Above Sea Level 2797 metres


Two National Parks, two Great Walks, two National Cycle Trails, three Ski Areas, New Zealand’s longest navigable river, largest biodiversity project and the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Welcome to the Ruapehu region. The pristine alpine lakes and spectacular volcanic plateaus of Tongariro National Park, New Zealand’s only UNESCO dual World Heritage area, make way to the dense virgin rainforest, mystical rivers and captivating birdlife of

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neighbouring Whanganui National Park. The remoteness in places provides a glimpse at how early Maori and European settlers survived, living off the land and finding solitude high on a mountain peak or deep within lowland native bush. True Kiwi hospitality is never far with lively ski towns and peaceful historic villages all within a short drive of each other. New Zealand’s first and oldest National Park; Tongariro National Park is rich in both cultural identity and dramatic, aweinspiring natural scenery. Three active andesitic volcanoes are situated within the Park’s 79,000 hectare boundary; Ngauruhoe (Mt Doom from Lord of the Rings), Tongariro and Ruapehu. For tangata whenua (people of the land), the mountains are a vital part of their history. Their whakapapa (genealogy) and legends are venerated accordingly.

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Hiking is popular here with the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, ranked among the top ten one-day treks in the world, passing over volcanic terrain, cold mountain springs, historic lava flows, an active crater, steaming vents and emeraldcoloured lakes. The starting point is just minutes drive from Whakapapa and National Park Villages or stay in Ohakune, Raetihi or Taumarunui a short 30 minute journey. Transport departs from your accommodation daily during summer. During winter a guided service is recommended. For the less energetic, Ohakune, Whakapapa and Taumarunui offer several short walks to beautiful waterfalls or through ancient forests. The longer

Tongariro Northern Circuit, one of two Great Walks in the Ruapehu region, offers those with a little more time a chance to get off the beaten track. The regions other Great Walk is in fact a three-day canoe journey on the majestic Whanganui River. ‘Ko au te awa, ko te awa ko au’ I am the river, the river is me are the words that embody the spiritual, cultural and historical relationship of Whanganui Maori and the river that holds their ancestry. New Zealand’s longest navigable river; the Whanganui winds it’s way through Whanganui National Park, home to New Zealand’s largest population of North Island brown kiwi and the rare and endangered blue duck (whio). The threeday canoe journey starts in Whakahoro, or the two and five-day adventures leave from Taumarunui. One-day jet boat journeys, with or without a canoe section start at Taumarunui or Pipiriki. Day two of the three-day journey, or a one-hour jet boat ride from Pipiriki, is the Bridge to Nowhere. This impressive concrete structure, nearly 40m above the Mangapurua River stands as a poignant reminder of the pioneers who once tried to farm this hostile land. During World War 1, the New Zealand government offered land on the banks of the Whanganui River to returned servicemen to convert into farms. The land was remote and road access limited. By 1944 every man had taken his family and abandoned the land. The history of those returned serviceman is intrinsically linked to the National Army Museum at Waiouru, the last village on the Volcanic Loop.

North of Whanganui National Park, other forgotten worlds are dotted along the decommissioned Taumarunui to Stratford railway line, now accessible by converted golf carts. Travel through rolling paddocks and pitch-black tunnels, spectacular bluffs and native bush to the settlement of Whangamomona, declared a public by locals who once elected a goat as their President.


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Come winter the picture postcard perfect snowcapped mountains of Tongariro National Park are celebrated for more than just their cultural significance. Mt Ruapehu, the highest peak in the North Island at 2797m, is home to Turoa, Whakapapa and Tukino Ski Areas and boasts the longest vertical descent in the Southern Hemisphere. Turoa has the longest operating season (June to November) and on a clear day offers views of Mt Taranaki.

1 / Hapuawhenua on the Ohakune Old

Coach Road 2 / Wintertime: View of Tongariro National

Park 3 / Canoeing on the Whanganui River 4 / Skiing on Mt Ruapehu 5 / Summertime: View of Tongariro

National Park from above 6 / Mountain biking on the Timber Trail

Sightseeing chairlift rides are available at Whakapapa during summer. Ride to Knoll Ridge Café for lunch or hike to Mt Ruapehu’s summit for magnificent photo opportunities of the Crater Lake. Scenic flights or helicopter rides over Tongariro National Park are available from Ohakune or near Whakapapa Village.

Two of New Zealand’s National Cycle Trails are also right here in the Ruapehu; Mountains to Sea and The Timber Trail. The one-day Timber Trail leg starts at Piropiro Flats and travels 44km through re-generating native forest, over New Zealand’s longest and highest swing-bridges following historic forestry tracks. The interpretive signage is worth stopping for. Book transport in advance and stay in Taumarunui. The Forgotten World Highway is another fantastic ride or scenic drive.

The three to five day Mountains to Sea cycle trail starts on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu and ends at the Tasman Sea in Whanganui. The route includes old coach roads, bridle trails, the indigenous forest of two National Parks, a jet boat transport option for the Whanganui River and a tranquil ride along the Whanganui River Road. Day ride options are supported from Raetihi, Ohakune or National Park Village returning each day to your preferred accommodation.


Events

Dining

January

Laurens Lavendar Farm / Taumarunui

DOC Summer Nature Programme Tussock Traverse Alpine Run

Ruddies Place Cafe / Taumarunui

www.tussocktraverse.co.nz

Cafe 39 South / Owhango

Kakahi Rodeo www.rodeonz.co.nz

+64 7 892 2788

islands

+64 7 892 2911

Macrocarpa Cafe / National Park

coroglen

Taumarunui and Ohura A&P Shows

+64 7 892 2881

The Station Cafe / National Park the aldermen Schnapps Bar / National Park

www.dynamoevents.co.nz

www.showdayonline.com coromandel

Powderkeg Restaurant & Bar

forest park

March onetangi

at The Powderhorn Chateau / Ohakune

hikuai

Raetihi Rodeo www.rodeonz.co.nz surfdale

The Cyprus Tree / Ohakune

Waimarino Shears www.shearingsports.co.nz April

coromandel forest park

hunua www.raetihi.com Raetihi Gutbuster regional

puriri

kaiaua Ohakune Clubpark Easter Hunt miranda

Angel Louise Cafe / Raetihi

whitianga

+64 6 385 8295

The Mountain Rocks Cafe & Bar / Ohakune +64 6 385 4976

torere

+64 6 385 4021

Volcano Cafe & Pizzeria / Raetihi

tirohanga

The Home Fires Cafe at The National Army Museum / Waiouru

Mountains to Sea Multi-sport Event

mangatarata

bombay

+64 7 385 8888

+64 6 385 8857

athenree

www.visitohakune.co.nz May

+64 7 892 3809

+64 7 892 4000

Knoll Ridge Cafe / Whakapapa

matarangi colville www.waimarinoshow.wix.com papa aroha The Timber Trail Trailblazer whitianga cooks beach coromandel town

manukau

+64 7 896 7442

+64 7 895 4888

Pihanga Cafe at The Chateau Tongariro / Whakapapa Village

kuaotunu

Waimarino A&P Show waikawau

+64 7 895 5822

Jasmines Cafe & Thai Restaurant / Taumarunui

www.doc.govt.nz

February

+64 7 896 8705

patetonga

+64 6 387 6911

+64 7 892 3719

Skotel Terrace Restaurant & Bar / Whakapapa Village

Desert Storm www.epicevents.co.nz T42 Mountain Bike/Trail Run/Walk

kutarere

awakeri spings

kaimai-mamaku forest park

www.t42.co.nz

waioeka gerge scenic reserve wairata

waimana

June

whakara pa

Ohakune Mardi Gras

tarawera forest

kaimai-mamaku forest park

www.ohakune-mardigras.co.nz Turoa and Whakapapa Ski Areas Winter Season

urewera national park

Opening www.mtruapehu.com Ohakune Winter Fashion Show www.ohakune.info July

waioeka forest

waikareiti forest

waiotapu pirongia

forest park Waimarino Art Awards www.raetihi.com

aniwa

Tukino Ski Area Winter Season Opening

golden springs

atiamuri

www.tukino.co.nz August

pureora forest park

Mt Ruapehu JIB Nationals www.mtruapehu.com

whirinaki forest park urewera national park

kaingaroa forest

mohaka forest

Location Map

Mt Ruapehu Slope Style www.mtruapehu.com

rangitaiki

pureora

September Cold Kiwi Motorcycle Rally www.coldkiwi.co.nz

hatepe

pureora forest park

Mt Ruapehu BoarderX/SkierX www.mtruapehu.com

tarawera

October Bikini Downhill www.mtruapehu.com Peak to Powderkeg www.peaktopowderkeg.co.nz

rangipo

waitotara forest

November Raetihi Ripper Motorbike Trail Ride

waitaanga forest ahititi

moki forest

December The Goat www.thegoat.co.nz Taumarunui Christmas Carnival

makino forest

www.forgottenworldexperience.co.nz ahititi Raetihi Christmas Carnival www.raetihi.commatirangi forest

Country Market Days are held every month in Taumarunui, Owhango and Raetihi For more event information visit www.visitruapehu.com

whanganui forest park

tongariro national park

te pohue eskdale puketitiri

waiwhare

Ride the Summit www.nationalpark.co.nz www.raetihiripper.com

kaimanawa forest park

kaweka forest park

ruahine forest park


Ruapehu www.visitruapehu.com

Accommodation Blue Duck Station / Chateau Tongariro Hotel / Skotel Alpine Resort / The Powderhorn Chateau / Wood Pigeon Lodge / YHA National Park / YHA Ohakune Station Lodge

Blue Duck Station

Accommodation

www.blueduckstation.co.nz Dan Steele

+64 7 895 6276

+64 21 878 661

info@blueduckstation.co.nz

4265 Oio Road, Whakahoro, Owhango 3990 Lodge

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Comfortable backpacker accommodation and exclusive private lodges situated at the start of the Whanganui River Canoe Journey and Walk and part of the Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail. Blue Duck Station is an outdoor enthusiasts playground offering horse trekking, hunting, jet boating and much much more.

Chateau Tongariro Hotel

Accommodation

www.chateau.co.nz Jane Thew

+64 7 374 9004

+64 27 540 1712

marketing@chateau.co.nz

State Highway 48, Whakapapa Village, Tongariro National Park Hotel

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Chateau Tongariro Hotel believe in providing visitors with a timeless elegance and in preserving history and tradition. The elegant Chateau Tongariro is located within Whakapapa Village - in the heart of Tongariro National Park and was constructed during the ‘roaring twenties’, 1929. Today, the hotel provides accommodation, restaurants, bars, conference facilities and is a popular wedding destination throughout the year. The Chateau Tongariro Hotel is surrounded by a stunning natural playground bursting with diverse landscapes for visitors to the Tongariro National Park to discover.

Skotel Alpine Resort

Accommodation

www.skotel.co.nz Wayne Sheard

+64 7 892 3719

+64 27 450 5058

manager@skotel.co.nz

Ngauruhoe Place, Whakapapa Village, Mt Ruapehu Hotel / Backpackers

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From the Skotel Alpine Resort in Whakapapa Village on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu, the scenic attractions and exciting activities of the Ruapehu Region are within easy reach. For the Tongariro Alpine Crossing we have bus transport to and from our door with boots and clothing to hire on site. Swap experiences when you return in our friendly bar and restaurant. Informative guides for the Crossing can be arranged if desired. For other local activities such as cycling, kayaking, canoeing and fishing we can put you in touch with experienced local operators.


The Powderhorn Chateau

Accommodation

www.powderhorn.co.nz +64 6 385 8888

Reservations +64 27 464 7669

info@powderhorn.co.nz

194 Mangawhero Terrace, Ohakune. Mt Ruapehu Hotel

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Combining all the facilities of a 4 star Qualmark rated hotel with the ambience of a European alpine lodge The Powderhorn Chateau features 30 well appointed, individually decorated suites and a private luxury apartment. The timbered interiors, welcoming beds and generous bathrooms create a homely feel with quality fabrics and furnishings featured throughout. For the fit and adventurous The Powderhorn Chateau is well positioned within an easy driving distance from Turoa Ski field, The Tongariro Alpine Crossing, The Whanganui River, The Bridge to Nowhere Tour and the Old Coach Road Cycle and Walkway is on our door step.

Wood Pigeon Lodge

Accommodation

www.woodpigeonlodge.co.nz +64 7 892 2933

Tim Sklenars +64 27 616 6708

woodpigeonlodge@actrix.co.nz

130 Top Mill Road, Raurimu

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Our aim in setting up Wood Pigeon Lodge was to provide a relaxed boutique style of accommodation where customers can enjoy relaxing in relative solitude. This we feel we achieve with the help of the natural surroundings such as the views of the three volcanoes, the bird life, the garden and the surrounding native forest. We enjoy interacting with our guests and providing a style of service which we hope makes them feel comfortable, well looked after and relaxed. The self catering cabins are; located to give privacy, built to give comfort and styled to be unique.

YHA National Park

Accommodation

www.npbp.co.nz +64 7 892 2870

Anna Whitehead

nationalpark@yha.co.nz 4 Findlay Street, National Park Lodge

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Lodge with magnificent view of volcanoes right from doorstep. Accommodation in dorm rooms, 4-6 share, triple and double rooms. Most rooms with ensuite shower/toilet. Fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, tent sites in summer, internet/wifi, off street parking. Challenging indoor climbing hall, 8 m high, 55 top rope climbs, beginners to advanced. In house bus to Tongariro Alpine Crossing (daily, weather permitting), Northern Circuit, Whakapapa ski field, 42 Traverse and other mountain bike trails. Whanganui River trips. Free pick up from Intercity bus and train. Bar/restaurant next door.

YHA Ohakune Station Lodge www.stationlodge.co.nz Jane Gamble

+64 6 385 8797

ohakune@yha.co.nz 60 Thames Street, Ohakune Lodge

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YHA Ohakune-Station Lodge, is located adjacent to the world renowned Tongariro National Park. A place for all seasons; its close proximity to spectacular walks including the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, ski fields, (Turoa 20 minutes and Whakapapa 40 minutes) home of the Ohakune Old Coach Road, and the start of the Mountains to Sea Cycleway, makes it the perfect base for all your Ruapehu Adventures. Offering a variety of accommodation for all budgets from shared, private room in the Hostel, to 1 & 2 bedroom apartments (2 bedroom apartments have their own private spa pool).

Accommodation


Ruapehu www.visitruapehu.com

Activities and Attractions Adrift Guided Outdoor Adventures / Canoe Safaris / Forgotten World Adventure Mountain Air / National Army Museum / YHA Ohakune Mountain Bike Station

Adrift Guided Outdoor Adventures

Activities and Attractions

www.adriftnz.co.nz Stewart Barclay

+64 7 892 2751

+64 27446 2374

stewart@adriftnz.co.nz

PO Box 19, National Park Village, New Zealand 3948 Offering fully guided Tongariro Crossing one day adventures as well as guided multiday Tongariro treks, Adrift Outdoors is a great option for all Tongariro National Park guided walks and trekking. Adrift offer a one day fully guided canoe tour of the Whanganui River as well as a 3 day guided adventure on the river and freedom canoe hire. Half and full day Tongariro walks are also available as is a sunset walk and LOTR tours. Mountain Biking is also available. Adrift are a very experienced adventure company offering guided trips tailored to suit your clients. We’re based in the heart of the Central Plateau of the North Island, between the Tongariro National Park & Whanganui National Park.

Canoe Safaris

Activities and Attractions

www.canoesafaris.co.nz Simon Dixon

+64 6 385 9237

+64 27 297 1343

info@canoesafaris.co.nz

6 Tay Street (PO BOx 89), Ohakune Ko au te Awa, ko te Awa ko au - I am the river, the river is me. Looking for a New Zealand Holiday with a difference? How about a 1-5 day paddle through the Whanganui National Park with Canoe Safaris? The 3-5 day trip covers 87km (more if you choose a 5 day trip), and can only accessed by river. The Whanganui River was, until recent times, the main route into New Zealand’s North Island interior. Used initially by the Maori and subsequently by European settlers, it has a fascinating and exciting history. Canoe Safaris have been running multi-day Canoe holidays on the Whanganui for over twenty five years and take great pride in the standard of their canoeing and camping equipment, and on their guides who will get you safely down the river, and then cook up a three course meal (with wine) in the evening.

Forgotten World Adventures www.forgottenworldadventures.co.nz Booking Office +64 21 719 948

+64 0800 72452278 - 0800 RAILCART booking@fwa.co.nz

1 Hakiaha Street, Taumarunui 3920 The best way to explore the Forgotten World. A rail venture using self-driving carts along a forgotten railway line with 24 tunnels and 92 bridges. Experience New Zealand as it was 50 years ago. A great soft adventure you will remember for a long time. And it’s suitable for almost everyone. Tour options range from three one-day journey options, to a one two-day covering the full 142 kilometres of this historic line. The line travels through some of the most scenic rural, native bush, rugged hills and isolated areas of the Central North Island. Semiguided, you are able to stop and admire the scenery at any time. Bookings essential.

Activities and Attractions


Mountain Air

Activities and Attractions

www.mountainair.co.nz Bhrent Guy

+64 7 892 2812

+64 21 908 565

mountain.air@xtra.co.nz

Box 71028, Whakapapa Village, SH48, Mount Ruapehu We specialise in scenic flights around the breathtaking volcanic landscape of Tongariro National Park. We have a passionate team who enjoy explaining the historic cultural heritage and awesome geology of this Dual World Heritage Site. We provide a range of flights that showcase the colourful alpine lakes, active steaming craters, impressive lava flows and massive glaciers on Mt Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu. Based at Chateau Airfield, Mt Ruapehu, Mountain Air has flown people around this superb location for a quarter century. We operate two ‘high winged’ aeroplanes that provide unobstructed views and all seats have a window.

National Army Museum

Activities and Attractions

www.armymuseum.co.nz +64 6 387 6911

Nicola Bennett +64 021 495 178

nicola.bennett@nzdf.mil.nz

SH 1, Waiouru

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Discover our history. Stories of courage, comradeship and honour. Remember the legends and pay tribute to the sacrifices. Facilities include daily guided tours, Home Fires Cafe, Gift Shop, Research Library, Greenstone Wall memorial, Behind the Scenes group visits of military vehicle collection, High Tea. Open daily 9am to 4.30pm (except Christmas Day).

YHA Ohakune Mountain Bike Station www.mountainbikestation.co.nz Jane Gamble

+64 6 385 8797

ohakune@yha.co.nz 60 Thames Street, Ohakune The Mountain Bike Station offers high quality bike rentals and guided tours for free and independent travellers as well as Schools and Corporate groups. Whether it’s cruising around Ohakune quaint township, exploring the forgotten Ohakune Old Coach Road trail, or blasting down to the famous Bridge to Nowhere/Mangapurua track, or take a little more time and experience the Mountain to Sea Cycleway. The Mountain Bike Station can show you the real reason why Ruapehu has become the must-do destination for mountain bikers of all skills and thrills. Our professional, friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to advise on the best places to ride in the area.

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Activities and Attractions


Ruapehu www.visitruapehu.com

Transport Dempsey Buses Ltd / Tongariro Volcanic Adventures

Dempsey Buses Ltd

Transport

www.dempseybuses.co.nz John Dempsey +64 27 212 5464

+64 6 385 4022 info@dempseybuses.co.nz

25 Seddon Street, PO Box 39, Raetihi Dempsey Buses supply the most comprehensive passenger transport service in the Ruapehu District our knowledge of the area is extensive and we can solve most of your transport needs. During the warmer months we provide a daily transport service to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing,Mountain Bike transport to the iconic Bridge to Nowhere ride and the ever popular Ohakune Old Coach Road during the winter we operate a Mountain shuttle service from Ohakune to theTuroa Skifield.

Tongariro Volcanic Adventures www.npbp.co.nz Tom

+64 7 892 2870

+64 274 922 870

nat.park.backpackers@xtra.co.nz

c/o National Park Backpackers, 4 Findlay St, National Park Tongariro Volcanic Adventures is a transport service based at National Park Backpackers. We take passengers to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Whakapapa Village, Whakapapa ski field, 42 Traverse, Fishers Track and other mountain bike trails. Other local locations and other destinations within the North Island on request. Our fleet consists of 6 vehicles, from 12 to 47 seats. The buses are equipped with snow chains or 4WD, we have skilled, professional drivers with knowledge of local conditions and facilities.

Transport


HAWKE’S BAY Hawke’s Bay is the perfect year-round holiday destination, with a Mediterranean climate of long hot summers and mild sunny winters. The region boasts an outstanding natural environment and some of New Zealand’s best fresh seasonal food and award winning wine. Hawke’s Bay www.hawkesbaynz.com

Hawke’s Bay Tourism +64 6 834 1918 +64 6 280 5469 enquire@hawkesbaytourism.co.nz


Hawke’s Bay Facts and Figures Total Region 154,800 Summer 23.8ºC Autumn 19.9ºC (average) Winter 14.5ºC Spring 19.0ºC From Auckland 5.30 hours (drive) Above Sea Level 50 metres


Hawkes Bay at a Glance Award Winning Wineries

Mediterranean Climate

Fresh local produce, traditional

Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony

Farmers markets 200km Hawke’s Bay Cycle Trails

HAWKE’S BAY

Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s oldest wine region so it’s no surprise to find over 70 wineries with over 33 cellar doors ready to tempt visitors with wine tastings and delicious dining. Great food continues at the regions many cafes, restaurants and traditional Farmers Markets.

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Art Deco Architecture: Hawke’s Bay’s place in history was cemented with a devastating 7.8 earthquake in 1931 that reduced the cities of Napier and Hastings to rubble. Both were rebuilt in the styles of the time: Art Deco, Spanish Mission and Stripped Classical. Today, a tour of Napier’s city streets is a must do for any visitor to see some of the finest examples of 1930’s architecture in the world. Explore the city by foot with a local Art Deco guide, ride around the city on vintage bicycles or explore further afield with a luxury Vintage car tour.

Art Deco Luxury Lodges and world class golf


Hawkes Bay 1 / Ripe grapes on the vine 2 / Craggy Range Winery 3 / The Daily Telegraph Building, Napier 4 / Cycling on the Hawke’s Bay Trails 5 / Cape Kidnappers

6 / Gannets at Cape Kidnappers

Cycling: Hawke’s Bay is home to over 200km of dedicated cycle trails, on and off-road, aptly named the Hawke’s Bay Trails. Incorporating three of the official New Zealand Cycle Trails –the Landscape, Water and Wineries Rides. The terrain is flat and riders will see everything from mountainous lookouts and beautiful lowland rivers to endangered wetland wildlife and the sweeping Hawke’s Bay coastline. There are plenty of cafes, wineries and scenic lookouts to stop on all three trails.

Easy Access: Hawke’s Bay is an easy drive through some of New Zealand’s most picturesque countryside. Visitors travelling by road from the north can choose either The Thermal Explorer Highway or Pacific Coast Highway. The road from the south is part of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail which stretches more than 300 kilometres from Hawke’s Bay through Wairarapa, Wellington and over Cook Strait to Marlborough in the South Island. Hawke’s Bay is well serviced by daily direct Air New Zealand flights from the main centres of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and a growing number of summer visitors arrive by cruise ship at the Port of Napier.

Wildlife: Visit the world’s largest accessible mainland Gannet Colony at the dramatic Cape Kidnappers between October and April where there are over 22,000 gannets nesting there. Options for getting there include travelling overland by 4WD through a working farm or along the beach on a family fun tractor and trailer ride.


ngi

rautoria forest

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Events

mandel t park hikuai

coromandel forest park

Dining

Hawke’s Bay has a full calendar of events

Black Barn Bistro / Havelock North

throughout the year. Art Deco, food and wine

Elephant Hill Winery Restaurant / Te Awanga

and open air concerts are just some of what’s

www.elephanthill.co.nz

on offer.

puriri

torere

gerge scenic reserve

kutarere Terróir @ Craggy Range Winery / Havelock North

held every February at Mission Estate. kaimai-mamaku

awakeri spings waimana www.craggyrange.com

forest park

Tremains Art Deco

tarawerawww.mangapapa.co.nz forest

kaimai-mamaku forest park 19th-22nd 2015

waioeka forest

Ten Twenty Four urewera / Hastings

A celebration like no other, Art Deco Weekend

aniwaniwa golden springs

atiamuri

Join the thousands that dress in 1930’s attire

whirinaki forest park

Location Map

and dance in the streets to Big Band swing. pureora forest park

kaingaroa forest

F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic

urewera national park mohaka forest

Winter F.A.W.C! June 2014/2015

rangitaiki

pureora

Summer F.A.W.C! Early November 2014/2015 F.A.W.C! is a delicious pureora series of out of the box hatepe forest park

seasonal food and wine events, set in stunning

tarawera

locations throughout Hawke’s Bay, held twice a year throughout Hawke’s Bay. Summer F.A.W.C! is a ten day food and wine waitotara forest

rangipo

makino forest matirangi forest

F.A.W.C! (the cheeky little sister wrapped

in fur) promises seasonal winter goodness, matched with Hawke’s Bay reds, roaring fires whanganui tongariro forest park

and musical notes. For more information visit www.events.hawkesbaynz.com

national park

te pohue eskdale puketitiri

waiwhare

the attention of your taste buds.

moki forest

kaweka forest park

full body assault with over 60 events vying for

waitaanga forest Winter ahititi

kaimanawa forest park

ruahine forest park

hexton

wharerata +64 845 9350 / www.missionestate.co.nz forest

waikareiti forest

rides, a great Gatsby picnic, dinner dance extravaganzas and free outdoor concerts.

puha

+64 6 878 3234 makaraka matawhero

Mission Estate Winery / Taradale

Cars, aerobatic flying displays, steamwaiotapu train

+64 6 873 0143

+64 6 870 6440 / www.tentwentyfour.org

national park

includes over 200 events, hundreds of Vintage

pourewa island

kanakanaia

wairata

Mangapapa Restaurant / Havelock North whakara pa

February 20th-23rd 2014

pirongia orest park

+64 6 833 6099 / www.themilkandhoney.co.nz mangatu

+64 6 waioeka 835 5022 www.misterd.co.nz

Home to New Zealand’s biggest winery concert

February

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forest

Mister D / Napier

February 2014/2015

patetonga

tokomaru +64 6 872 6060 forest

raukumara forest park

tirohanga Milk and Honey / Ahuriri, Napier

athenree

Mission Concert mangatarata

+64 6 877 7985 / www.blackbarn.com

whitianga

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Hawke’s Bay www.hawkesbaynz.com

Accommodation Art Deco Masonic Hotel / Cape Estate / Deco City Motor Lodge / Glen Aros Country Estate Marineland Motel / McHardy Lodge / Navigate Seaside Accommodation / Scenic Hotel Te Pania / The County Hotel / The Crown Hotel Napier / The Dome Luxury Accommodation The Farm at Cape Kidnappers / The Old Church Villa / Viceroy Hotel - Heritage Boutique Collection

Art Deco Masonic Hotel

Accommodation

www.masonic.co.nz Neil Barber

+64 835 8689 or 0800 MASONIC

+64 274 725834

stay@masonic.co.nz

2 Tennyson Street, Napier Hotel

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Napier’s best located Hotel, overlooking Marine Parade with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Opposite Napier’s new museum “MTG” and The Art Deco Centre, the hotel is perfectly positioned for meandering around our beautiful city’s attractions and businesses. Offering true Art Deco character with a choice of 42 newly appointed Suites, Studios and Rooms. Guests enjoy FREE Wireless Internet plus a choice of bar and dining options including our hip new Emporium Eatery and Bar, a “World’s Best Bar”, serving delicious all-day sharing plates, locally roasted coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Cape Estate

Accommodation

www.cape-estate.co.nz Chris and Marki Nilsson +64 21 895 757

+64 6 875 0337

info@cape-estate.co.nz

Te Awanga Downs, 34 Gordon Road, Te Awanga 4102 Self contained and serviced exclusive

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Cape Estate is a homely property, overlooking sweeping vineyards out to the glistening sea. We offer a unique opportunity for a peaceful, relaxed and very private environment. Situated in a premier wine region, the spacious homestead graces a 1,000 acre farm, a lovely pool, two grass tennis courts and expansive gardens. Also available are wedding venue options, clay bird shooting, Paintball, Golf driving range. Easily accessible, Cape Estate can be your base to explore the Hawke’s Bay region, play golf on Cape Kidnappers International golf course, dine at award winning wineries nearby, or simply escape the worries of the world. We are15 minutes from Hastings, Havelock North village and Napier.

Deco City Motor Lodge

Accommodation

www.decocity.co.nz Clinton Green +64 29 452 0698

+64 6 843 4342 decocity@xtra.co.nz

308 Kennedy Road, Onekawa, Napier 4112 Self contained and serviced exclusive

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Stylish Art Deco inspired building, with 30 QUALMARK 4.5 star units comprising studio access, studio with spa baths, both these types have kitchettes. 1 and 2 bedroom units with spa baths. These units have 2 TV, cooking. All units air condtioning, new King Coil queen beds/super king beds, new flat screen TV’s, DVD player, FREE Wi-Fi 500megs. On site bikes, swimming pool, petanque court, playground, catering on request! Shops, restaurants, indoor swimming complex, squash courts, bowls 5 minutes walk. Airport 6 minutes drive.


Glen Aros Country Estate

Accommodation

www.glenaros.com Meg Bremner

+64 874 8885

+64 021 688 548

meg@glenaros.com

1549 Raukawa Road, RD4 Hastings, 4174 Luxury Boutique Lodge

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This classic New Zealand country estate, set in an idyllic secluded location, is the perfect escape for complete relaxation, and the ideal base for exploring Hawke’s Bay. Glen Aros offers a luxurious environment with casual sophistication. Wide open spaces and pristine countryside surround the lodge and guests can also enjoy the heated swimming pool and spa, the panelled billiard room, and beautiful garden setting. There are 6 spacious suites and the guest lounges open to verandas overlooking the lawns and gardens. Our in-house chef and 24-hour concierge will see to your every comfort.

Marineland Motel

Accommodation

www.marinelandmotels.com Evan & Carol Jennings

+64 6 835 2147

info@marinelandmotels.com 19 Meeanee Quay, Westshore, Napier

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Comprised of 23 professionally modernised and decorated ground floor, large, quiet & cosy units, a 2 storey, 3 bedroom luxury Apartment, Studio suites plus 1 and 2 bedroom Apartments all serviced daily. Located moments from the Ahuriri Estuary Reserve a significant feeding/breeding ground for over 70 species of migratory & resident wading birds. Marineland Motel Napier, offers an on-site award winning licensed restaurant and you can relax during the day in our heated indoor salt water swimming pool. Ideally situated for exploring Hawke’s Bay wine region, or enjoying art deco antique shopping and architecture. There are many bars, cafe’s and restaurants within easy walking distance.

McHardy Lodge

Accommodation

www.mchardylodge.com +64 6 835 0605

Yvonne Johnstone

+64 221 256 920

stay@mchardylodge.co.nz 11 Bracken Street, Hospital Hill, Napier 4110 Luxury Boutique Lodge

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Welcome to our beautifully restored, single storey 1890’s residence on Napier Hill. Luxuriously appointed suites, tasty a la carte breakfasts and outstanding hospitality are all here. Chill out in our secluded swimming pool area or relax in the billiard room or library. Enjoy superb views of Ocean and Ranges from our gardens and extensive verandas. Or access all the attractions of Napier and Hawkes Bay – Art Deco heritage, wine tasting, golf, fishing and water sports – we can arrange them all for you. Your host is here to welcome you and to ensure your stay is a memorable one.

Navigate Seaside Accommodation www.navigatenapier.co.nz Andrew Buenter

+64 6 831 0077

+64 27 877 7712

stay@navigatenapier.co.nz

50 Waghorne Street, Ahuriri, Napier 4110 Motel

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One of the Napier’s newest properties, overlooking the beachfront and designed with both the business and leisure traveller in mind. Navigate offers 28 accommodation rooms in total over 3 levels which include 2 x two bedroom luxury apartments. Navigate offers quiet, restful, affordable accommodation in a vibrant, colourful seaside village and boasts facilities such as an onsite café offering room service, underground parking, FREE wireless internet (2 hours per day) and a guest laundry and with so much to see and do at your doorstep makes Navigate Seaside Accommodation the place to stay in the Bay.

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Accommodation

Scenic Hotel Te Pania www.scenicgroup.co.nz Kerryann Gibbs

+64 6 833 7733

+64 27 274 5708

kerryann.gibbs@scenichotels.co.nz

45 Marine Parade, Napier 4110 Hotel

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Styled to complement its remarkable location on the edge of the beautiful Hawkes Bay. Scenic Hotel Te Pania boasts design awards for its style and offers an unmatched level of service to travellers. Qualmark rated 4 star hotel with silver enviro award rating Te Pania is renowned for its attention to detail and high level of customer service.

The County Hotel

Accommodation

www.countyhotel.co.nz Fiona Booth

+64 6 835 7800

fiona@countyhotel.co.nz 12 Browning Street, Napier 4110 Hotel

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The County Hotel now stands as Napier’s flagship Hotel, a boutique enterprise of exquisite character, distinction and charm. The hotel is home to an extremely popular, multi award winning Wine Street Restaurant, the superb Churchill’s Champagne & Snug bar, an intimate library, wellappointed function areas and eighteen luxurious rooms. The County Hotel has set a benchmark for quality and prides itself on service, guest facilities, cuisine and pristine accommodation. Enjoy this magnificent architectural masterpiece with its splendid atmosphere of conventional luxury and allow yourself to be pampered by the attentive service of our entirely devoted staff. Located in the heart of Napier’s central business district, this is the ideal place to visit whether travelling business or leisure. Directly opposite the celebrated New Zealand Wine Centre.

The Crown Hotel Napier

Accommodation

www.thecrownnapier.co.nz Michele Cole

+64 6 833 8300

+64 27 446 4124

manager@thecrownnapier.co.nz

Cnr Bridge Street & Hardinge Road, Ahuriri, Napier 4144 Hotel

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The Crown Hotel Napier is set in the picturesque seaside village of Ahuriri. Offering boutique accommodation with 43 guestrooms and suites, choose from the elegant heritage suites in the original 1932 Crown Hotel, modern contemporary rooms overlooking the ocean or our 2-3 bedroom luxury apartments. The hotel also offers all guests complimentary carparking, daily newspaper and laundry facilities, conference and meeting facilities, fitness centre, wifi and broadband, Globe Theatrette – 45 seater cinema, 2 bars and Milk & Honey Restaurant… relax and indulge at a boutique hotel with timeless charm and genuine personalised service.

Accommodation

The Dome Luxury Accommodation www.thedome.co.nz Karla Stuart

+64 6 835 0707 or 0508 843 3663

+64 27 777 1415

bookings@thedome.co.nz

101 Marine Parade, Cnr Marine Parade & Emerson St, Napier Self Contained Exclusive

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Relax & indulge in the epitome of “Art Deco Chic” at The Dome in the heart of Napier on Marine Parade. Encompassing the 2 top floors of the iconic 1937 T&G Building, “The Dome” sleeps up to 20 people. 3 Luxury penthouse apartments, plus 2 large studio apartments with stunning interior design. Enjoy these studios or apartments combined or individually, your choice! Outstanding ocean views, outdoor plunge pool, Spa. Media room equipped with dropdown screen & projector to relax in. 2 lavish dining rooms, Deco, seating 10 guests opening onto a private rooftop balcony, and the Grand Room seating 18. Spa facilities available.


The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Accommodation

www.capekidnappers.com +64 6 875 1900

Jay Robertson

reservations@capekidnappers.com 446 Clifton Road, Te Awanga, Havelock North 4157 Exclusive

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Set high on a 6000 acre sheep and cattle station offering panoramic views of Hawke’s Bay, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers resembles a cluster of traditional rural farm buildings with all of the luxuries one could wish for inside the 22 guest suites and four bedroom Owner’s Cottage. Critics and golf devotees have already fallen in love with Cape Kidnappers’ linksstyle golf course - it has been ranked 38th best golf course in the World. The Lodge offers gourmet dining, full service spa, infinity pool, jacuzzi, cabana, gymnasium and a variety of activities like Kiwi Discovery walks, Wine Tours, art tours or Quad biking.

The Old Church Villa

Accommodation

www.theoldchurch.co.nz/the-old-church-villa +64 6 844 8866

Melanie Highnam +64 21 480 102

indulge@theoldchurch.co.nz

199 Meeanee Rd, Napier, Hawkes Bay Self Contained and Serviced Exclusive

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Rest, relax, wine and dine in palatial comfort in the heart of the Hawkes Bay after enjoying the area’s activities through the day. Four double Bedrooms provide a great get away for a group of friends, with the options of in-house chef and a pre-ordered wine list ready for you to “crack open” in the lounge with your guests. Enjoy the divine luxury of the Villa which is situated in the private and peaceful surrounds of the Old Church fine dining Restaurant run by Chef Richard Highnam.

Viceroy Hotel – Heritage Boutique Collection www.viceroyhotel.co.nz Grant Radovanovich +64 21 418919

+64 6 835 3373

conference@viceroyhotel.co.nz

Corner of Tennyson St & Clive Square, Napier Hotel

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Culture, Heritage and Style await you at the Heritage Viceroy Hotel - Hawkes Bay. Set amongst the world famous Art Deco Precinct in Napier, the recently refurbished Hotel brings to the area, style and class to compliment the sophisticated culture that is Napier. Offering the very best in comfort and style, including 40 suites, two one bedroom suites, accessible rooms and WIFI/Ultra-fast broadband. Adjacent to the lobby is Delmonico’s Bistro & Wine Bar offering the very best in local a la Carte dining. Located next to Clive Square, the Hotel is conveniently situated on the edge of Napier’s CBD.

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Hawke’s Bay www.hawkesbaynz.com

Activities and Attractions

Art Deco Trust, Walks and Tours / Bay Heliwork Ltd / Bay Tours & Charters / Black Rose Limousine - Wine Tours & Charters / Church Road Winery / Gannet Beach Adventures Ltd Gannet Safaris Overland / Mission Estate Winery / Mohaka Rafting / MTG Hawke’s Bay Museum Theatre Gallery / New Zealand Wine Centre / Nimon and Sons Bus & Coach Odyssey NZ / Pernel / Prinsy’s Rural and Wine Experience / Sileni Estates Takaro Trails Cycling Tours / The National Aquarium of New Zealand The Silky Oak Chocolate Company / Waimarama Maori Tours

Art Deco Trust, Walks and Tours

Activities and Attractions

www.artdeconapier.com Sally Jackson

+64 6 835 0022

+64 274 439 067

trust@artdeconapier.com

7 Tennyson Street, Napier The Art Deco capital of Napier, celebrates its stunning heritage buildings with guided tours running daily throughout the year. Guided tours explore Napier’s fascinating townscape which was destroyed after the country’s largest earthquake in 1931 and now has one of the most concentrated collections of Art Deco style buildings of any city in the world. Nowhere else can you hear stories of a city’s rebirth and capture a feeling of what it must have been like to live in the 1930s Jazz Age. Tours can be taken by coach, on foot, or by vintage cars at times that suit your clients.

Bay Heliwork Ltd

Activities and Attractions

www.bayheliwork.co.nz Jane O’Kane

+64 6 879 9705

+64 21 033 9733

jane@helicopterrides.co.nz

130 Hill Road, Twyford, Hastings 4175 If you are looking to experience the very best this stunning area has to offer, then a unique helicopter tour of Hawke’s Bay and the surrounding region is a great option. What better way to explore spectacular Hawke’s Bay than with a Bay Heliwork helicopter flight, over Hawke’s Bay’s picturesque coastline, stopping at a vineyard for lunch, or perhaps golf at Cape Kidnappers. You may prefer hunting in the stunning Kaweka and Kaimanawa Ranges, or fishing in one of Hawke’s Bay’s rivers, discovering one of our secret spots... your itinerary is only governed by your imagination and budget.

Bay Tours & Charters

Activities and Attractions

www.baytours.co.nz Kerren Withington +64 27 3340 474

+64 6 845 2736 kerren@baytours.co.nz

85 Kaiapo Road, Hastings 4120 Join a top value wine and sightseeing tour with this award-winning company. We have a range of options to suit your time and budget – morning, afternoon, or full day. All tours include a specialty food tasting, and a range of wine tastings at award-winning wineries, so you can combine the best of food and wine that the Bay has to offer. See and savour top wineries with the experts – since 1982. We are also a specialist coach operator and can assist with conference planning, partners’ programmes, group wine tours and customized sightseeing. Free pick-up and drop-off.


Black Rose Limousine

Activities and Attractions

www.blackroselimos.co.nz Glenn Dagg

+64 6 8788 975

+64 27 861 9925

info@blackroselimos.co.nz

85 Kaiapo Road, Hastings 4120 Black Rose Limousine is committed to providing a unique & luxurious transport option for our clients. Walk into our Luxury Limousine Coach and enjoy couch-like leather seats comfortably seating 14, air conditioning, surround sound, fridge and tinted windows. We lead the way in giving you the quality and luxury you deserve. Available for any occasion from Wine tours to Weddings and Corporate functions. Our professional driver / guides will ensure you have a memorable experience. Our luxury vehicle option also includes our Chrysler 300C and 2 x 22 seater Tour & Charter Coaches. So why not join us and discover what the 100% Pure and Beautiful Hawke’s Bay region has to offer in the luxurious environment of the Black Rose Limousine.

Church Road Winery

Activities and Attractions

www.churchroad.co.nz Melanie Johnson

+64 6 833 8234

+64 27 438 8203

info@churchroad.co.nz

150 Church Road, Taradale, Napier Welcome to Church Road with over 100 years of winemaking. One of Hawke’s Bay’s most awarded wineries, Church Road offers the complete winery experience with Cellar Door wine tasting and sales, daily tours and delicious platter and cheeseboard options. Our stunning park-like grounds play host to international concert artists and are the perfect setting to relax with a glass of Church Road wine.

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Open 7 days: 10am—5pm (Labour Weekend—April) and 10.30am—4.30pm (May—Oct) (Excludes most public holidays). 2013 New Zealand Winemaker of the Year – Winestate Magazine. 2011 Hawke’s Bay Cellar Door of the Year – A&P Wine Awards.

Gannet Beach Adventures Ltd

Activities and Attractions

www.gannets.com Kim Lindsay

+64 6 875 0898

+64 27 742 1997

info@gannets.com

475 Clifton Road, RD 2, Hastings “Where else in the world can you jump on the back of a trailer and get towed along the beach by a 1949 Minneapolis-Moline tractor to a bird colony?” Established in 1952, Gannet Beach Adventures has a long history of providing tours on a spectacular stretch of the Hawke’s Bay coastline, from Clifton to Cape Kidnappers. Our unique, fun and informative tour involves travel with vintage tractors and trailers on a comfortable four-hour adventure to the largest mainland gannet colony in the world.

Gannet Safaris Overland

Activities and Attractions

www.gannetsafaris.co.nz Lyn Allam

+64 6 875 0888

+64 27 2437 508

enquire@gannetsafaris.co.nz

396 Clifton Road, Te Awanga Cape Kidnappers is the largest most accessible mainland gannet colony in the world.

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Visitors to the colony will see adults and young nesting in serried rows carrying out their daily routine. In the air above your heads these amazing birds with their six foot wing span (2 metres) the birds swoop and dive as they bring back fish. On the ground, just a few feet away, the pairs preen and perform the dance of the gannets’ recognition ritual. Be driven to the Cape in your air conditioned 4 x 4 vehicle there’s absolutely no walking required. You are taken right to within a few feet of these remarkable birds.


Mission Estate Winery

Activities and Attractions

www.missionestate.co.nz Cellar Door

+64 6 845 9353

info@missionestate.co.nz 198 Church Road, Taradale, Napier, Hawke’s Bay Mission Estate Winery, established in 1851, is the birthplace of New Zealand wine. The elegantly restored seminary building provides a unique location for this major tourist destination. Nestled in the Taradale Hills, visitors can enjoy sweeping views of Napier city and the coast beyond. Mission Estate offers the full winery experience; the cellar door encourages visitors to taste the extensive range of award winning wines or take a tour of the historic complex. Beautiful by day and spectacular by night, the fine-dining Mission Restaurant has a reputation as one of New Zealand’s best.

Mohaka Rafting

Activities and Attractions

www.mohakarafting.co.nz Norm Brown

+64 6 839 1808

+64 27 825 8539

norm@mohakarafting.co.nz

3408 State Highway 5, RD2, Napier 4182 The full day grade 3 experience is an adventurous trip of whitewater, rapid swims, cliff jumps, gorges, canyons, and even a gold mine. The grade 5 trip is a full day of thrilling rapids, house-sized boulders, and stunning scenery. Shorten the trips, try an exclusive experience with a helicopter shuttle on either of the trips. Multi-day expeditions raft through the Kaweka Forest Park on grade 2/3 whitewater. Helicopter in, raft out. Along the way visit thermal pools, fish, and sit back and relax over 3 to 4 days.

MTG Hawke’s Bay - Musuem Theatre Gallery

Activities and Attractions

www.mtghawkesbay.com Pam Joyce

+64 6 833 9923

marketing@mtghawkesbay.com 1 Tennyson Street, Napier 4110 MTG Hawke’s Bay is the perfect place for visitors to find out more about the history of the region. Located in the heart of Napier on Marine Parade, MTG is home to a nationally significant collection of art and objects that form the foundation of our distinctive exhibitions including the 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake. We can tailor visits to fit in with any schedule and provide a range of options that may include a leisurely stroll around the galleries or a guided tour. Open every day excluding Christmas Day. MTG welcomes visitors to share in the complex and fascinating history of New Zealand.

New Zealand Wine Centre www.nzwinecentre.co.nz Angela Barons

+64 6 835 5326

angela@nzwinecentre.co.nz 1 Shakespeare Road, Napier Located in Napier’s iconic AMP Building is the “ultimate wine experience in New Zealand”. Perfect for individuals, couples or groups, whether a beginner or wine connoisseur. From a state of the art interactive wine tasting adventure, specialist wine shop, aroma awareness rooms and wine museum this is the largest selection of Hawke’s Bay Wines under one roof, in the world The New Zealand Wine Centre is a must do attraction for anyone visiting the Hawke’s Bay region!

Activities and Attractions


Nimon and Sons Bus & Coach

Activities and Attractions

www.nimons.co.nz Ian Hughes

+64 6 877 8133

ian@nimons.co.nz PO Box 8145, Havelock North 4157 Providing safe and comfortable visitor transport in Hawke’s Bay for over 100 years, Nimon and Sons has 100 coaches and buses in Napier, Hastings and Taupo. From 5-star airconditioned vehicles with air-suspension, aircraft-style seating and rest-rooms, through to day-tour buses for large numbers of conference delegates, we meet the transport needs of any group. We have been awarded Qualmark recognition, rated a ‘Green Operator’ under the ecofriendly STAR program, are members of TIANZ and the NZ Bus & Coach Association, and conduct driver training that is second to none. We ensure our customers can expect an outstanding level of satisfaction.

Odyssey NZ

Activities and Attractions

www.odysseynz.co.nz Gareth Kelly

+64 6 211 3116

info@odysseynz.co.nz PO Box 3, Bayview, Napier 4149 Hawke’s Bay’s Leading Wine & Gourmet Specialists. Built around the region’s internationally acclaimed wine and food industry we provide interactive experiences designed to awaken every sense. Like our winemakers, we have taken old world techniques and modified them to a new world standard.

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We have a variety of tours to choose from including: Full Day, Morning, Afternoon, Cycling and Evening Experiences, including the world’s first Progressive Winery Dinner. Whether you are a casual imbiber or an aficionado, we will ensure your visit to NZ’s wine and food capital is full of fun, flavour and adventure! Ranked #1 on Tripadvisor and a finalist in the People’s Choice and Visitor Activity categories of the Hawke’s Bay Tourism Awards.

Pernel

Activities and Attractions

www.pernel.co.nz Mavis Mardon

+64 6 878 3383

office@pernel.co.nz 1412 Pakowhai Road, Hastings 4120 5 mins from Hastings, 15 mins from Napier. Pernel is known for its exceptional ability to produce outstanding fruit. Our 33 hectare, family owned property offers a unique opportunity to view a working orchard and taste the freshest fruit. A guided tour aboard our comfortable tractor drawn trailers includes hand-feeding farm animals, fruit tasting and learning fun facts about fruit growing. Allow 1 1/4 hours. Wheel-chair friendly. Suitable for all ages. Easy parking (including coaches). Licenced cafe with fresh snacks & meals, gift/souvenir shop, fresh produce shop & real fruit icecreams on site. Open 10am - 4pm daily (unless by prior arrangement). Tour booking recommended.

Prinsy’s Rural and Wine Experience www.prinsystours.co.nz Hamish & Diane Prins +64 27 224 0696

+64 6 845 3703

info@prinsystours.co.nz

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One of Hawke’s Bay’s leading wine tours or unique rural experience. Prinsy’s Tours offer full and half day options to meet client requirements, along with fully guided shore excursions for cruise ship clients. Tours include: exclusive / informative wine tours, winery lunch (optional extra), guided trout fishing in Hawke’s Bay Rivers, a sheep shearing demonstration or red deer farm and velvet factory visit and magnifi cent panoramic Hawke’s Bay scenery from Te Mata Peak (399m). We cater for FIT, small or large groups. Come and enjoy a unique, authentic experience. Operating hours: 8am – 8pm, 7 days, all year round.

Activities and Attractions


Sileni Estates

Activities and Attractions

www.sileni.co.nz Angela Mill

+64 6 879 8768

info@sileni.co.nz 2016 Maraekakaho Road, RD1, Hastings 4171 Currently exporting to over 70 international markets, Sileni Estates is widely recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading wine companies. At the award winning winery, Sileni’s Cellar Store is open for wine tastings, vineyard and winery tours and boasts a comprehensive range of gourmet foods, gifts and collectables. Open 7 days from 10am – 4pm (winter), 10am – 5pm (summer). Orton Catering @ Sileni Estates, Hawke’s Bay’s premier catering and events company, are available for functions and events in a picturesque vineyard setting. Sileni Estates offers the total wine and food experience.

Takaro Trails Cycling Tours

Activities and Attractions

www.takarotrails.co.nz Jenny Ryan

+64 6 835 9030

+64 21 670 553

info@takarotrails.co.nz

9 Nelson Quay, Ahuriri, Napier Takaro Trails Cycle Tours offers a range of self-guided and guided cycling itineraries in Hawke’s Bay. Tours range in duration from 1 day up to 5 days and include bike hire, accommodation, detailed instructions, route maps and support such as luggage transfer, purchases pick up etc. Tours are based around the Hawke’s Bay Trails, a dedicated cycle trails network which meanders 200km around the region forming part of the N.Z. Cycle Trail. Also provided are customised cycling activities for cruise ships and corporates including team challenge activities. For mountain biking enthusiasts, packages to the local Mountain Bike Park are available.

The National Aquarium of New Zealand

Activities and Attractions

www.nationalaquarium.co.nz Chris Pocock

+64 6 834 1404

+64 027 511 8092

info@nationalaquarium.co.nz

450 Marine Parade, Napier 4110 Experience an underwater adventure and much more at the National Aquarium of New Zealand. View New Zealand’s native bird - the Kiwi. A nocturnal animal, we turn their nightime into our day so you are bound to catch a glimpse of these special birds foraging for food. Also spot Tuatara – New Zealand’s living fossil. Visit the worlds smallest penguin at Penguin Cove and experience the keeper talks around feeding time. Catch the interactive diving displays at 10am and 2pm. See sharks, stingrays, piranha, sea horses, and hundreds of fish species. You can even swim or dive with the sharks if you dare!

The Silky Oak Chocolate Company www.silkyoakchocs.co.nz Jeanette Darwen +64 21 684 420

+64 6 845 0908 info@silkyoakchocs.co.nz

1131 Links Road, RD3, Taradale, Napier 4183 For lovers of exquisite chocolate nothing compares to experiencing handmade treats from Silky Oak Chocolates. When FITs or groups enter the chocolate shop they are enveloped by the aroma of chocolate. They watch the chocolates being made, and/or make their way to the Chocolate ‘Thru the Ages’ Museum, which tells the story of a food whose past is as rich as its flavour. There is a café onsite. Set and customized tours are available: ‘Triple Chocolate Temptation’ is a hit with small groups; all groups enjoy our ‘Chocolate Trio’ and FITs overload on chocolate indulging in our ‘Triple Chocolate Dipper’.

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Waimarama Maori Tours

Activities and Attractions

www.waimaramamaori.com Anne Maloney

+64 27 288 6409

info@waimaramamaori.com Te Apiti Rd, Waimarama and Havelock North 4294 We offer an intimate, personal and spiritual way to discover the ways of Maori people. We spend time together on our tribal lands at Hakikino in Waimarama, and at Te Mata Peak in Havelock North, and offer an easy, friendly way to connect and gain insights and knowledge about Maori people past and present. Our award winning private and small group tours touch your heart and open your mind. We truly enjoy sharing our homes and our family with our visitors. For us, it is always about manakitanga - hospitality and a warm welcome, and a few laughs, as well.

Hawke’s Bay www.hawkesbaynz.com

Transport

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Deco City Discoverer

Deco City Discoverer

Activities and Attractions

www.decocitydiscoverer.co.nz Ian Hughes +64 21 745 020

+64 6 877 8133 buses@nimons.co.nz

Depart from National Aquarium of New Zealand, Marine Parade, Napier Climb on board the Deco City Discoverer and let Veronica or Belle the art deco styled buses take you along a journey of Marine Parade to the seaside villages of Ahuriri and Westshore. There’s lots to explore along the way - so purchase a hop-on hop-off pass and have the flexibility to get on and off the bus at any and as many of the 26 bus stops enroute. Let Petal and Teddy entain and educate you about Napier’s history and share lots of snippets about all the great things to see and do during your visit.

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EASTLAND Eastland. Long hot summers, mild sunny winters and an array of activities make Eastland the perfect year round holiday destination.

Eastland www.gisbornenz.com

Tourism Eastland +64 (0)6 867 2000 +64 (0)6 868 6138 marketing@gisbornenz.com


Eastland Facts and Figures Gisborne Region 44,499 Summer 24.0ยบC Autumn 19.0ยบC Winter 15.0ยบC Spring 19.0ยบC From Auckland 6.10 hours Above Sea Level 6.5 metres


It’s A Journey Of Discovery – Out East. Throughout history this region has attracted those seeking to discover. Explorers willing to leave the safety of their homes and harbours, to go the extra mile and reap unseen rewards.

The first Maori, great pacific seafarers, in their ocean going waka

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landed and colonised here. Then, hundreds of years later, Captain Cook (on a journey of discovery) first set foot on NZ soil in Turanganui a Kiwa (Gisborne), in October 1769. A journey Out East requires a similar commitment. It’s not the easiest route and that’s what makes it a great journey. Rewards of unique people, space, freedom and some interesting ‘Coastal oddities’ await those who are keen enough to look around the next corner. State Highway 35 is one of the great coastal road journeys. Sometimes you will feel out of your comfort zone, other times right at home. Be sure to give yourself enough time and never be shy to say “kia ora!” to the locals, the magic of discovery will reward.

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Eastland 1 / Kaiaua Beach Horse Races 2 / Gisborne, Wine Country 3 / Surf Lesson 4 / Eastwoodhill - National Arboretum

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All roads lead to Gisborne – Out East The coastal city of Gisborne is like a beacon. Sitting proudly on the edge of the Poverty Bay flats and the Pacific Ocean, often glistening in the morning sun. Gisborne’s history, location and people make for a great destination to discover.

There is definitely something in the fertile soil - Out East. It leads to quality vineyards, fresh produce, groves of citrus and fields of dancing people, grassroots rugby, coastal communities, marae, smiley faces and quirky boutiques, a slower pace, rural farms and rural folk, magnificent trees, wilderness streams, rivers that turn and meander towards empty waves crashing on isolated beaches.


Events

Dining

Te Unga Mai – The Arrivals / Gisborne

Bushmere Estate and The Bond Room / Gisborne

8 - 9 October 2014-16

Bushmere Arms / Gisborne

Celebrating the great discoverers who have

+64 6 862 5820

Marina Restaurant / Gisborne

landed on our shores, on the anniversary of Captain Cook’s first landing in New Zealand.

Soho Restaurant / Gisborne

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The Works / Gisborne

FEAST Gisborne’s Wine and Food Festival

USSCo Bar & Bistro / Gisborne

+64 6 868 5919 +64 6 868 3888

+64 6 868 9699 +64 6 868 3246

4th Sunday in October (Labour Weekend Sunday) Gisborne’s superb wines and regional food are showcased at the annual wine and food

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festival. Top kiwi musicians provide a full day of quality entertainment in a stunning vineyard setting. www.gisbornewine.co.nz rautoria forest

Rhythm and Vines / Gisborne 29 - 31 December Rhythm and Vines is the biggest and best

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tokomaru forest

New Year’s Eve festival experience in New Zealand. Gisborne is the first city

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in the world to greet the New Year. www.rhythmandvines.co.nz For more event information visit www.gisbornenz.com

raukumara forest park

kutarere awakeri spings

mangatu forest

waioeka gorge scenic reserve kanakanaia

wairata

waimana

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hexton

waioeka forest

makaraka matawhero

urewera national park wharerata forest

waikareiti forest

aniwaniwa whirinaki forest park urewera national park mohaka forest

morere

+64 6 868 9317


Eastland www.gisbornenz.com

Accommodation Hicks Bay Motel Lodge / Knapdale Eco Lodge / Portside Hotel Gisborne Ridge House / Quality Hotel Emerald

Hicks Bay Motel Lodge & Restaurant

Accommodation

www.hicksbaymotel.co.nz Jody Anderson

+64 6 864 4880

+64 21 042 0813

stay@hicksbaymotel.co.nz

5198 Te Araroa Road, Hicks Bay, 4054 Motel

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Coach tour accommodation set on a bluff among historic and botanically protected, unspoilt Maori Reserved Land. Forty rooms, 60 seat restaurant, shop and bottlestore. Tangata Whenua Art Exhibit collection commissioned in 1990 to commemorate 150 years signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. The works have travelled to many Maraes and are regarded as National Taonga. Travel The Pacific Coast Highway to Hicks Bay.

Knapdale Eco Lodge

Accommodation

www.knapdale.co.nz Kees Weytmans

+64 6 862 5444

+64 274 465 658

kees@knapdale.co.nz

114 Snowsill Road, Waihirere, Gisborne Guested and Hosted

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Set amongst 32 hectares of rural, forest and pastureland, this elegant Eco Lodge provides a country retreat on the beautiful East Coast of the North Island. Located approximately 10 minutes drive from Gisborne Airport and city, this is the ideal retreat to relax and experience a great example of sustainable living. There are two beautifully appointed guest rooms, one with ensuite the other with private bathroom. Hosts Kay and Kees provide a warm and comfortable atmosphere and Kay’s cooking is simply superb! Onsite there are many activities to do including forest walks, farm tours and guided tours on Maori history. This property is a shining example of sustainable tourism at it’s best.

Portside Hotel Gisborne www.heritageboutique.co.nz +64 6 869 1000 / Reservations: 0800 767 874 enquiries@portsidegisborne.co.nz 2 Reads Quay, Gisborne Hotel

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Portside Hotel, a Heritage Boutique Collection property is located on the edge of Turanganui River and is a short stroll to Waikanae Beach or the city centre. This is Gisborne’s leading hotel, offering quietly sophisticated studio rooms and suites. Gisborne is a perfect destination for holidays and Portside Hotel is the place to stay for leisure and corporate travellers. • All rooms have full kitchen facilities and balcony/patio • Salt water outdoor pool • Cardio Room • Complimentary WiFi • 5 minute stroll to Waikanae Beach • Conveniently located to the city’s cafes, restaurants and shops. Guests can choose Premium rooms which overlook the Port of Gisborne or they can choose Deluxe rooms which are located on the city side of the hotel.

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Ridge House

Accommodation

www.ridgehousenz.com Glen Mills & Kim Holland +64 274 399 012

+64 6 868 5867

stay@ridgehousenz.com

103 B Wheatstone Road, Wainui, Gisborne Guested and Hosted

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Escape I Relax I Indulge Wake to stunning ocean and rural views. Savour Glen’s gourmet breakfast and fantastic coffee. Swim in the beautiful infinity edge pool, soak in the spa, relax with a magazine and a long cold drink and enjoy the peace and privacy that is Ridge House; or take the time to explore the many regional attractions. We offer 2 spacious and luxurious en suited guest rooms with high quality linen, bathrobes, toiletries, minibar, TV. Wireless internet available. Only moments to beautiful Wainui Beach or the cafes and restaurants of Gisborne City. Personalised tours by arrangement.

Quality Hotel Emerald

Accommodation

www.emeraldhotel.co.nz Stuart Geddes +64 6 868 8066

+64 6 868 8055 or 0800 EMERALD (363 725) reception@emeraldhotel.co.nz

13 Gladstone Road, Gisborne (opposite the Police Station) Hotel

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The hotel is perfectly positioned on Gisborne city’s main street close to shops and sights, and offers spacious accommodation to leisure, corporate and conference guests. With our own Grill Room Restaurant, state-of-the-art conference and meeting space and first-class room facilities, you’ll enjoy every convenience without having to leave the hotel.

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All this is complemented by warm, professional and personalised service, making the Emerald Hotel and Conference Centre the perfect place for you to stay for business or leisure, or host your conference or event.

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Activities and Attractions

Dive Tatapouri / Gisborne Cycling Tours / Te Runanganui 0 Ngati Porou Tipuna Tours

Dive Tatapouri

Activities and Attractions

www.divetatapouri.com Chris Savage

+64 6 868 5153 divetatapouri@xtra.co.nz

+64 274 571 876

532 Whangara Road, SH35, Tatapouri, Gisborne A truly original New Zealand Eco-experience! Come to Tatapouri Bay and meet the children of the Maori Sea God Tangaroa. Explore the reef environment to interact with stingrays, eagle rays, kingfish and other reef dwellers. For the more adventurous try Shark cage diving no experience require. Ecology Tour with Stingrays - walk the reef with our guides and hand feed wild stingrays and other reef dwellers. Snorkel and Swim with Stingrays. Offshore Shark Cage Diving - Mako and Blue Sharks. Bookings essential, all activities weather dependent. Shark Cage Diving Nov to March only.

Gisborne Cycling Tours

Activities and Attractions

www.gisbornecycletours.co.nz Katrina Duncan or Anelia Evans +64 272 034 387

+64 6-927 7021

info@gisbornecycletours.co.nz

124 Ormond Road, Ballance Street, Village, Gisborne 4010 Take your pick from a variety of multi-day or day cycle tours catering to all riding abilities. Visit the vineyards, explore Eastwoodhill, the Rere rockslide (AA 101 top things to do in NZ) or learn about the settlement of Gisborne on our half day city tour. Pack a lunch or take one of our gourmet picnics and explore Gisborne and the East Coast. Friendly informative guides and great accommodation options available.

Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou www.ngatiporou.com Paora Brooking +64 21 865 316

+64 6 864 9004 pbrooking@tronp.org.nz

PO Box 226, Ruatoria Guided Tours of Mt Hikurangi – Some places are so special they demand reverence, and once experienced, hold an unassailable place in your memory. Hikurangi, the sacred mountain of Ngati Porou, is one. This mystical spot is the fi rst in the world to greet the sun each new day. At a lofty 1,754 metres (the highest non-volcanic peak in the North Island) and with its cloak of bush and coterie of surrounding peaks, Hikurangi dominates a landscape of scenic splendour. Tours can include Marae Visits and 4x4 Tours to Local Culturally significant sites. No-one can give you the local history like those who live and breathe it.

Activities and Attractions


Tipuna Tours

Activities and Attractions

www.tipunatours.com Anne McGuire +64 27 240 4493

+64 6 862 6118 annemcguire@xtra.co.nz

PO Box 19, Tolaga Bay 4077, New Zealand Cultural and heritage experiences with Tipuna Tours. Individual or group tours with bicultural perspectives, weaving the past, present and future in the rich landscape of the Tairawhiti. Tours tailored to suit individual preferences.

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A feature of the tours is a visit to a local Marae.

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BAY OF PLENTY Discover the holiday destination Kiwis have flocked to for years - the coastal Bay of Plenty. Come visit the best kept secret in New Zealand - a region full of amazing scenery and a wealth of activities to enjoy in the great outdoors thanks to a wonderfully mild climate. Bay of Plenty www.bayofplentynz.com

Tourism Bay of Plenty +64 7 577 6234 +64 7 577 6235 info@bayofplentynz.com


Bay of Plenty Facts and Figures Total Region 179,000 Summer 23.9ยบC Autumn 19.7ยบC Winter 14.7ยบC Spring 19.9ยบC From Auckland 2.30 hours Above Sea Level 0 metres


The Bay of Plenty known as one of New Zealand’s top holiday destinations, offers a great selection of activities, scenic attractions, culture and superb dining options including our own award wining winery for that casual lunch or something a bit more special.

Only 200km from Auckland and within easy striking distance to the Coromandel, Rotorua and Hamilton, the coastal Bay of Plenty region stretches from the beautiful Waihi Beach through to Whakatane. Tauranga is the region’s main centre, and the seaside suburbs of Mount Maunganui, Papamoa and Ohope Beach are top destinations thanks to their safe, beautiful beaches, cafes, restaurants and bars. There is

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‘plenty for everyone’.

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Whether you’re after a close encounter with a dolphin or a bit of aviation history, the Bay of Plenty has all the bases covered. Located along the picturesque Pacific Coast Highway, the region is home to a beautiful landscape in which to enjoy a full range of activities year-round.


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Look Out Fishing Water Slide Waimarino Golf Fruit Stall White Island NZ’s only active volcano

Visitors can experience activities such as glow-worm kayaking, dolphin encounters, jet boating and walking on New Zealand’s only active marine volcano. There’s also skydiving, scenic flights, eco- cultural visits to offshore island reserves, golf courses, a variety of gardens, museums and art galleries to peruse.

Hot pools and spas are located throughout the region for visitors looking for a bit of pampering and relaxation in geothermally heated mineral pools. The region also features a growing art community with numerous markets, festivals and the Tauranga Art Gallery. The Bay of Plenty’s renowned surf breaks attract surfers year round, while diving and fishing enthusiasts have a number of islands and reefs to visit to catch a variety of fish and seafood.

The plentiful fish and seafood in the region’s waters are put to great use by restaurants for fantastic local flavour. The coastal Bay of Plenty, named by Captain Cook, is also home to abundant produce that grows all over the region, from the iconic kiwifruit to citrus fruit trees and avocados. From the beaches and harbour to thriving kiwifruit industry and Maori culture, the coastal Bay of Plenty is a great holiday destination.


Events

Dining

Mills Reef Stars Under the Stars Concert

Astrolabe / Mount Maunganui

Tauranga

Bravo Café / Tauranga

25 -26 January 2014 / 2015 dates TBC

+64 7 574 8155

+64 7 578 4700

Deckchair Café / Mount Maunganui

A popular outdoor event held annually at

+64 7 572 0942

Mills Reef Winery over two days.

Halo Dining and Lounge / Tauranga

+64 7 577 8704

www.millsreef.co.nz

Harbourside Restaurant / Tauranga

+64 7 571 0520

Classics of the Sky / Tauranga

Latitude 37 / Mount Maunganui

26 January 2014 / 2015 dates TBC

Macau / Tauranga

Tauranga City Air Show a annual event.

+64 7 572 3037

+64 7 578 871

Mills Reef Winery and Restaurant / Tauranga

www.classicflyersnz.com

Mount Bistro / Mount Maunganui

National Jazz Festival / Tauranga

Sidetrack Café / Mount Maunganui

17 - 21 April 2014 / 2015 Easter weekend

+64 7 575 2145

The annual jazz festival takes over the city on

Takara Japanese Restaurant / Tauranga

Easter weekend as downtown Tauranga turns

Tay Street Beach Café / Mount Maunganui

into a celebration of food, wine and jazz for all

The Phoenix / Tauranga

to enjoy.

+64 7 579 4177 +64 7 572 0691

+ 64 7 578 8741

Volare Italian Restaurant / Tauranga

www.jazz.org.nz waikawau

+ 64 7 576 8800

+64 7 575 3872

+64 7 578 6030

colville Half Ironman / Mt Maunganui Port of Tauranga matarangi papa aroha

4 January 2014 / 2015 dates TBC

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One of the countries toughest multisport events,

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the annual half ironman is a must do event for many tiathletes.

coromandel forest park

onetangi www.tgahalf.co.nz

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Tarnished Frocks and Divas / Tauranga 2015 Dates TBC / A biannual event

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An exhibition and parade of retro clothing whichforest park

hunua regional manukau has been reworked style kaiaua park into a contemporary with a performancemiranda of singers, dancers and

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musicians. mangatarata www.tarnishedfrocksanddivas.co.nz bombay

kutarere

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Tauranga Arts Festival / Tauranga 2015 Dates TBC The biannual festival features 10 days of

awakeri spings

kaimai-mamaku forest park

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entertainment including music, theatre, dance and photography.

tarawera forest

kaimai-mamaku forest park

www.taurangafestival.co.nz

waioeka gerge sceni reserve wairata

waioeka forest

urewera national park

For more event information visit www.bayofplentynz.com/events

waikareiti forest

waiotapu pirongia forest park

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pureora

golden springs

whirinaki forest park urewera


Bay of Plenty www.bayofplentynz.com

Accommodation ASURE Macy’s Motor Inn & Conference Centre / Asure Harbour View Motel / Matahui Lodge / Oceanside Resort and Twin Towers / Trinity Wharf Tauranga / YHA Tauranga

ASURE Macy’s Motor Inn & Conference Centre

Accommodation

www.macys.co.nz Athol Potterill

+64 7 577 97644

+64 21 022 40414

stay@macys .co.nz

Cnr 11th Ave & Edgecumbe Rd, Tauranga Central, Bay of Plenty Motel

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Centrally located, friendly, popular Corporate and Family motel with self-contained, serviced units, 19 units–2 x King & 7 x Queen Studios with double spa baths & en-suite bathroom with shower, 1 & 2 bedroom units with en-suite bathroom with shower & single spa baths. All units have kitchenettes and 32” LCD TV’s with Sky & Freeview & DVD. Free wi-fi. Pool & BBQ at pool terrace. Good access to highways & bus routes. Walk to several restaurants, pub, supermarkets. TRAVEL DESK for organising dolphin safaris, jet boating, Blokarts, sailing, white water rafting, wine tours, paddle boarding surfing, kayaking, glow worm tours, hot pools, walking, diving, fishing, helicopter tours, White Island Volcano tour, skydiving, chilling.

Asure Harbour View Motel

Accommodation

www.harbourviewmotel.co.nz Stacey Potterill

+64 7 578 8621

+64 21 022 40414

stay@harbourviewmotel.co.nz

7 Fifth Avenue East, Tauranga Central (access from Devonport Rd and 6th Avenue Motel

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This motel is in a quiet-cul-de-sac just 40 meters from the waters edge and a short walk to Tauranga’s City Centre, where you will find shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. We’re one block down from a park which has a children’s playground, public swimming pool and picnic areas with boardwalk along the inner harbour. We have free kayaks and bicycles for hire for guests. Our 8 units are self-contained and serviced. They have kitchen facilities and bathrooms. We have a sunny cobbled courtyard with BBQ facilities. We have 10 SKY channels and free WI-FI in all the rooms. All our upstairs units have harbour views.

Matahui Lodge

Accommodation

www.matahui-lodge.co.nz Kay Mitchell

+64 7 571 8121

+64 21 416 632

info@matahui-lodge.co.nz

187 Matahui Rd, Katikati, 3178 Guest and Hosted

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Purpose built and set in 10 acres of native plantings, manicured grounds and vineyards, award winning Matahui Lodge provides privacy, comfort and relaxation overlooking the inner Tauranga harbour. Two rooms, one super king, one super king /twin, both with private en suite, complimentary mini bar, superior furnishings and presentation. On site facilities – golf driving range, wine cellar, private gym, library and outdoor heated spa. Fine wine and dining is available featuring the best the region has to offer. Breakfast – Continental and/or Full Lodge included.


Oceanside Resort & Twin Towers

Accommodation

www.oceanside.co.nz Vanessa Gillard

+64 7 575 5371

+64 21 222 7216

vanessa@oceanside.co.nz

1 Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui 3116 Motel

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Offering the best premium Mount Maunganui motel and apartment accommodation. You can’t beat our superb location – we’re nestled directly under the famous Mauao at No.1 The Mount and right opposite the beautiful main beach. Stylish RESORT studios with super king-size bed, 42-inch plasma tv and dvd; and RESORT 1 and 2 bedroom suites with full kitchen and some with full laundry; and luxury 2-bedroom TWIN TOWER apartments with garden, mountain, harbour or oceanfront vistas make up our premium complex. On-site facilities include two heated pools, gym, sauna, wireless broadband, underground parking, Sky Digital TV, and cafes & restaurants!

Trinity Wharf Tauranga

Accommodation

www.trinitywharf.co.nz Michelle Morland

+64 7 577 8700

+64 27 7333 763

reservations@trinitywharf.co.nz

51 Dive Crescent, Tauranga Hotel

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Built on and over the water, this leading 4.5 star urban-resort is designed to capture the expansive harbour views and is perfectly positioned to explore all this region has to offer. Wake up in a spacious, well-appointed guestrooms or apartments that all feature luxurious bathrooms with heated flooring, separate bath & shower, sky TV channels, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities, work-station desks, in-room safes. Then meander down to Halo where a fantastic array of quality cuisine and beverages are served overlooking the waterfront from 7am till late, daily. Free Wi-Fi (50mb/24 hours), 176 free on-site car parks, outdoor pool, gym, 24 hour reception, 6 event facilities, and room service.

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YHA Tauranga

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Accommodation

www.yha.co.nz Isabelle Gremminger

+64 3 353 9160

isabelle.gremminger@yha.co.nz 171 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga Lodge

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Fantastic accommodation in the heart of the Bay of Plenty. Guests can explore the delightful gardens and admire the quirky hidden garden art. YHA Tauranga has large fully equipped kitchen with pizza oven, rice cooker, sandwich maker and even fresh herbs to pick in the garden. We provide backpackers with lots of free to use equipment – including sports equipment, DVDs, a well-stocked library, board games and a guitar. Our centralised reservations team can assist with trade enquiries, groups reservations and an agent login for retail trade bookings and live inventory from our website. Contact our Travel Services Manager for more information.


Bay of Plenty www.bayofplentynz.com

Activities and Attractions Dolphin Seafaris NZ Ltd / Experience Comvita / Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant NZ Destination Management / Shore Trips and Tours / Waimarino / White Island Tours Zealandier Tours

Dolphin Seafaris NZ Ltd

Activities and Attractions

www.nzdolphin.com Cameron Fines +64 27 488 2246

+64 7 577 0105 bookings@nzdolphin.com

PO Box 15222, Tauranga 3144 Dolphin Seafaris is the Premiere eco tour operator of wild dolphin viewing and swimming in the Bay of Plenty. We have been awarded the Trip Advisor award of excellence for 2013 as well as Qualmark and Environmental awards. The Bay boasts huge numbers of dolphins, whales and orcas. Our tour prices include wetsuits, snorkel gear, free tea’s and coffees, fruit and muffins. Our trips are suitable from ages new born to the young at heart 90+. We have a 100% safety record. An abundance of marine life is just a short boat ride away. We want to share the dolphin swimming dream with you. Come with us for an experience of a lifetime.

Experience Comvita

Activities and Attractions

www.experiencecomvita.com Ruth Goldsbury

+64 27 779 0007

ruth@departmentofdiscovery.com 23 Wilson Road South, Paengaroa, Te Puke 3189 A unique New Zealand Story. A journey of discovery where we share the wonder of nature’s intelligence. The only place in the world where you can enter a virtual honey bee hive. Guided tours on the hour from 9am to 4pm. The tour includes the story of Tane the Maori God of the forest. Enter the world of the honey bee - and explore the wonders of the virtual beehive. In the Wellness Room discover how man and science are creating, with nature’s intelligence, health and beauty products. See how one heartbeat at a time, Comvita is Sharing Nature, Sharing Life.

Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant www.millsreef.co.nz Rozanne de Wild

+64 7 576 8800

info@millsreef.co.nz 143 Moffat Road, Bethlehem, Tauranga, 3110 Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant is a true food and wine lovers destination. We are one of New Zealand’s premium producers of award-winning wines. Twice champion Winemaker of the Year and recipient of over 650 medals and 23 trophies in international and national wine competitions. Our art deco winery is situated on 20 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds and is ideal for the whole family. Our cellar door offers free wine tasting and our restaurant with indoor / outdoor dining options, is the perfect destination for a fine meal! Visit www.millsreef.co.nz to view our latest mouth-watering menus.

Activities and Attractions


NZ Destination Management

Activities and Attractions

www.nzdestinationmanagement.com Amanda Howard

+64 7 574 9622

+64 21 811779

amanda@nzdml.com

20 Emmerdale Place, Ohauiti, Tauranga Enjoy an hour scenic drive around the edge of Tauranga Moana, through the dramatic Karangahake Gorge. Walk through the dark miner’s tunnels & negotiate swing bridges crossing the Ohinemuri River. Trek the gold miner’s trail. Listen to the tales of the largest industrial town in the early 20th Century. (2.5km walk - some stairs) Relax at boutique Winery for wine tasting & lunch. Travel into Waihi Village & see Martha Mine - a modern, open cast, working mine. On the way back to Tauranga stop at the quirky Katikati Mural Town. Note this tour can be adapted for a “2.5 hrs Guided walk only” suited to groups up to 105 pax. Connects well from Tauranga, Auckland, Hamilton and Coromandel. Ask us about Customised Tours, Groups, FIT, Cruise options.

NZ Destination Management

Activities and Attractions

www.nzdestinationmanagement.com Amanda Howard

+64 7 574 9622

+64 21 811779

amanda@nzdml.com

20 Emmerdale Place, Ohauiti, Tauranga We specialise in Narrative based Walking Tours. Mauao, Our Mountain. Enjoy a guided climb (stopping often) to the summit of Mauao (The Mount) or walk around the base track. Hear the legends of the area. View the nearby rocky outcrops and learn of their origin. Learn of historical events, how local people identify with their Mountain. Identify significant landmarks, archaeological sites, harbour activities and wildlife habitats. Roam or relax at the top to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Tauranga region. After your down, enjoying 360 panoramic views take a restful soak in the Mount Hot Pools. Note this tour can be adapted for a “2.5 hrs Guided walk only” suited to groups up to 105 pax. Connects well from Rotorua, Matamata, Auckland, Whakatane and Coromandel. NZDM are your regional Destination Manager with 16 years’ experience. Ask us about Customised Tours, Groups, FIT, Cruise options.

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Shore Trips and Tours

Activities and Attractions

www.shoretripsandtours.com Ian Holroyd

+64 7 574 1779

+64 27 2977 685

info@shoretrips.co.nz

PO Box 4678, Mount Maunganui South Mount Classics and Shore Trips and Tours specialise in providing land based tour excursions at ports of call throughout New Zealand and Australia. Make the most of your cruise with great value tours that are professional and welcoming every time. Choose from one of our standard tours or design your own signature class tour. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff provide a complete service to ensure you have the experience of a lifetime. Conference and wedding transportation also catered for.

Waimarino

Activities and Attractions

www.waimarino.com Blair Anderson - Director +64 274 210 435

+64 7 576 4233

info@waimarino.com

36 Taniwha Place, Bethlehem, Tauranga

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Enter the park knowing that the day is yours to enjoy with our SUPREME PASS. The Blob, The UFO, rock climbing and unlimited kayak hire; the fun is just starting. Slide down NZ’s only kayak slide. Simply let the palm trees shelter you as you soak up the warm pool while a BBQ cooks nearby. Waimarino also offer premier Evening Glow Worm kayak tours, enjoy a cheese board with local award winning wine, after the sun has set you’ll get to experience kayaking at night by moon light to arrive at the canyon ready to see thousands of Glow Worms.


White Island Tours

Activities and Attractions

www.whiteisland.co.nz Patrick O’Sullivan +64 21 436 548

+64 7 308 9588 info@whiteisland.co.nz

15 The Strand East, Whakatane Emerging from the sparkling waters of the Bay of Plenty is White Island – New Zealand’s most active volcano. Climb aboard “PeeJay” for a 6-hour adventure to this fascinating island and discover a vibrant landscape of hissing fumaroles, lava bombs, glittering yellow sulphur crystals, unusual rock formations and hot thermal streams. Venture to the crater’s edge and explore the skeletal remains of an old sulphur mining factory. This award-winning, fully guided eco-tour is unforgettable. A shuttle service is available from Rotorua or start your volcanic adventure with a stay at the White Island Rendezvous Motel, located across the road from the Whakatane Wharf.

Zealandier Tours

Activities and Attractions

www.zealandiertours.com Jan Davies

+64 7 575 6425

+64 274 194 680

jan@zealandiertours.com

PO Box 4527, Mt Maunganui Zealandier Tours is a company committed to excellence whilst offering a wide range of high quality sightseeing and informative tours in and around the Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and Waikato regions, offering quality vehicles to suit a wide range of passenger types. Itineraries can be arranged to suit. Most popular touring destinations include: • Mills Reef Winery – wine tasting • Kiwi 360 – kiwifruit industry education • The Elms – historic Tauranga • Comvita Experience – Manuka honey wellness • Rotorua Geothermal region – Te Puia • Whakarewarewa the Living Maori Village Experience • Hobbiton Movie Set Tours Zealandier Tours also specializes in Shore Excursions, conferences and special events.


THE COROMANDEL The Coromandel – where Kiwis holiday. There are many attractive places in the world but only a few are truly special, regions of exquisite beauty and infinite variety, regions where you want to return. Friendly, warm, welcoming, special.

The Coromandel www.thecoromandel.com

Destination Coromandel +64 7 868 0017 +64 7 868 5986 info@thecoromandel.com


The Coromandel Facts and Figures Total Region 43.131 Summer 25ยบC Autumn 19ยบC Winter 15ยบC Spring 17ยบC From Auckland 1.30 hours Above Sea Level 0 metres


Renowned for its natural beauty misty rainforests and pristine golden beaches, The Coromandel is blessed with hundreds of natural hideaways, making it an ideal place to slow down, relax and unwind.

The Coromandel is where Kiwis go on holiday! It has long been New Zealand’s most popular coastal

THE COROMANDEL

holiday destination and the relaxed region, located just over an hour from Auckland International Airport, is an ideal 3-4 day stop at the beginning or end of a New Zealand holiday. When you are on The Coromandel, you know you are on holiday! Hundreds of beaches, coves, islands and inlets are dotted around the 400kms of coastline, making it an ideal destination to slow down, discover and explore. A scenic boat trip exploring the islands and sea caves is definitely a must do as is wandering along one of the many coastal walkways like the popular walk into Cathedral Cove.

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Discovered by the two great navigators Kupe and Cook, The Coromandel has a rich and colourful past. The area was founded on gold-mining, but is now a protected and sustainable region which revolves around eco-tourism tourism and you can still enjoy the same star studded sky these early navigators used to find their way here.


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The inspiring landscapes have attracted many talented artists, whose colourful studios and potteries are dotted around the region. There is no better example

Night Sky / Stargazers Cathedral Cove Cycling the Hauraki Rail Trail Waterfalls – Rapaura Watergardens Crayfish on the beach Cave exploring

of how the arts, tourism and the environment intertwine than at Driving Creek Railway, where visitors travel on a one hour train ride through a working pottery and conservation estate. The Coromandel is blessed with an abundance of seafood and fresh local cuisine. Autumn, winter and spring are ideal times to explore The Coromandel Homegrown Food Trail and indulge in scallops, oysters, mussels, macadamias and plenty of other local produce.

Award winning restaurants can be found in many of the seaside villages. Local shoulder season festivals like Homegrown and the Scallop Festival are great times to visit to experience local culture at its best. Two unique thermal hot spring attractions are also highlights – Hot Water Beach, where you can dig your own spa pool in the sand at low tide, and the thermal Lost Spring in the heart of Whitianga’s ocean village. The Coromandel is a walker’s paradise. Both guided and freedom walks explore the coastline and rainforests and feature the rich stories from The Coromandel’s Maori and pioneering heritage. The Coromandel Forest Park with its spectacular volcanic skyline, covers the backbone of the peninsula, and is criss-crossed with tracks allowing trampers to experience both the wildlife and the history of the area.

The Hauraki Rail Trail is one of the easiest riding trails in New Zealand. Perfect for those looking to enjoy our temperate climate and eager to indulge in The Coromandel’s homegrown cuisine. Cycle between heritage towns while sampling organic cheese and ice cream, wood fired pizza and boutique wine. Marvel at the wonder that is Karangahake Gorge, one of the “14 wonders of New Zealand” and the gold mining relics from yesteryear. The Hauraki Rail Trail, an experience that is good for your soul…


Events

Dining

March

Bistro at The Falls Retreat / 25 Waitawheta Road, Waihi

Whangamata Beach Hop

Colenso Country Café & Shop / Main Road, Whenuakite

A nostalgic event celebrating the 50s-60s era with cars and music. www.beachhop.co.nz June / July Illume - Coromandel Town Winter Festival

Hot Waves Café / Hot Water Beach

Koru at Rapaura / Tapu, North of Thames Luke’s Kitchen / Kuaotunu, Whitianga

+64 7 868 4821

+64 7 866 4480

Mercury Bay Estate / 761A Purangi Road, Cooks Beach

Show casing the heritage and history of

Miha Restaurant / Pauanui

using a variety of static and interactive light displays as a backdrop to a schedule of events. September

+64 7 866 4066

+64 7 864 8088

Motu Kitchen / 2 Mill Road, Whitianga

+64 7 866 0053

Nero’s Restaurant and Bar / Whangamata

+64 7 865 6300

Ohinemuri Estate Winery / Karangahake Gorge

+64 7 862 8874

Whitianga Scallop Festival

Pepper Tree Restaurant & Bar / Coromandel Town

A collection of New Zealand’s finest seafood,

Salt Restaurant / Whitianga

scenery and sounds.

+64 7 866 3725

+64 7 866 3887

of Light Coromandel Town in an edgy modern way

+64 7 863 8770

+64 7 866 8211

+64 7 866 5818

Waitete Orchard Restaurant / Waihi

+64 7 863 8980

www.scallopfestival.co.nz October Brits at the Beach

Location Map

A weekend celebration of all things British www.britsatthebeach.co.nz November K2 Cycle Race

kuaotunu

The toughest one day cycle race in the Southern

waikawau

Hemisphere. www.arcevents.co.nz

colville papa aroha

November / December

coromandel town

matarangi whitianga cooks beach

Pohutukawa Festival

the aldermen islands

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Fall in love with The Coromandel, locals coromandel forest park

celebrate the flowering of the Pohutukawa tree with a variety of festivals.

onetangi surfdale

www.pohutukawafestival.co.nz

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For more event information visit www.thecoromandel.com manukau

hunua regional kaiaua park miranda

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coromandel forest park puriri athenree mangatarata patetonga kaimai-mamaku forest park

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The Coromandel www.thecoromandel.com

Accommodation 970 Lonely Bay Lodge / Admiralty Lodge / Brenton Lodge / Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort Kuaotunu Bay Lodge / Manawa Ridge / Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge / Stargazers B&B and Astronomy Tours / The Coromandel Treehouse / Waihi Beach Lodge / Whitianga Bed and Breakfast / YHA Opoutere / YHA Whitianga

970 Lonely Bay Lodge

Accommodation

www.970lonelybay.com Graeme & Rosemary Kennedy +64 275 482 533

+64 7 866 5688

enquiries@970lonelybay.com

970 Purangi Road, Cooks Beach, Whitianga RD1 Lodge

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A stunning Lodge nestled into a private and spectacular landscape set amongst a treasured garden and native bush with wonderful views of the estuary and ocean. Two magnificent white sandy beaches are only moments walk away. Watch the sunrise from the beautifully appointed suites with truly magnificent private terraces, which bekon for romantic dining beside cozy outdoor fires, or simply be absorbed by the ambience of the rich and warm interior filled with fabulous eclectic design, artworks and literature. Enjoy the culinary delights of local produce that will both charm and nourish you, while allowing yourself to be spoiled by your hosts.

Admiralty Lodge

Accommodation

www.admiraltylodge.co.nz Ambuj Uppal +64 21 714 600

+64 7 866 0181 reservations@admiraltylodge.co.nz

69 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga 3510 Lodge

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The Best Place To Relax... Admiralty Lodge is superb beachfront accommodation. It is the only Qualmark rated Five Star accommodation in the Coromandel Peninsula. Spacious one bedroom and studio units, all with fabulous seaviews, full kitchens, unlimited free WiFi, 50+ Sky Channels, most with Spabaths. Year round heated pool, sumptuous breakfast available. Close to town.

Brenton Lodge

Accommodation

www.brentonlodge.co.nz Sallie Hooper +64 21 236 7524

+64 7 865 8400 info@brentonlodge.co.nz

2 Brenton Place, Whangamata Boutique Lodge

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Brenton Lodge has an idyllic garden setting on the hills overlooking Whangamata, with views of the Pacific and islands including Mayor Island. Each of the guest suite(s) with private access and balcony enjoys’ wide sea views are open plan with room to relax and unwind. The mature gardens with in ground pool and garden bar offer places to chill out or explore. Enjoy a warm welcome, simple pleasures, fabulous breakfasts, dinners menu’s that include the best of the regions produce and be perfectly placed to explore the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula and less than two hours from Auckland Airport.


Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort

Accommodation

www.pukapark.co.nz Mareile Jerosch-Hoehn

+64 7 864 8088

reservations@pukapark.co.nz Mount Avenue, Pauanui Beach Hotel

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Nestled amongst 25 acres of native New Zealand bush and located only 2 hours from Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga, Grand Mercure Puka Park offers 48 private Apartments which accommodate guests in comfort and style, with a balance of modern convenience and the relaxed atmosphere of a mountain lodge. Apartments feature King and Queen beds, ensuite bathrooms and private verandas. The main lodge offers superb all day dining at Miha Restaurant which extends out onto a deck and hotel facilities include a pool, spa pool, sauna, tennis court and gymnasium. Activities available nearby include golf, fishing, diving, walks and wide sandy beaches.

Kuaotunu Bay Lodge

Accommodation

www.kuaotunubay.co.nz +64 7 866 4396

Lorraine & Bill Muir +64 27 601 3665

muir@kuaotunubay.co.nz

8 SH 25, Kuaotunu / Wharekaho, R. D. 2 Whitianga 3592 Bed & Breakfast

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Situated between the towns of Coromandel and Whitianga, Kuaotunu Bay Lodge is an ideal stop to enjoy all the Peninsula has to offer. Sitting on a rise overlooking the Bay, the rooms have panoramic views. The 4 hectare property has an extensive garden and is set in bush and pasture with abundant bird life. Walk uncrowded beaches where yours may be the only footprint, enjoy fine dining in Whitianga or try the famous local pizza. Whether you decide to be energetic and enjoy walks, boat trips and kayaking or just relax on your deck and watch the waves you will receive warm kiwi hospitality in our home.

Manawa Ridge

Accommodation

www.manawaridge.co.nz

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Willem & Carla van de Veen +64 21 229 9400

+64 7 863 9400

view@manawaridge.co.nz

267 Ngatitangata Road, RD1 Waihi 3681 Guest & Hosted Exclusive Luxury Eco Retreat

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Using love, Zen and exotic timbers, Carla and Willem van de Veen have handcrafted an Eco-friendly Gaudi-esque eyrie with three highly unusual suites, with alfresco private pebble-skinned spa baths. Enjoy the music-filled courtyard, the cushion-filled turret with 360 degree views of Pacifi c Bays and beautiful hill country. A 30 minute walk has you in Homunga Bay: edged by soaring gullies and ancient Pohutukawa trees, with a waterfall spilling onto yellow sand. The couple grows fresh vegetables and herbs and the finest game on the 100 hectare property. “Manawa Ridge” is definitely one of New Zealand’s little luxuries.

Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge www.pauanuipines.co.nz Jan Reynolds +027689 6851

+64 7 864 8086 info@pauanuipines.co.nz

174 Vista Paku, Pauanui Motel

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18 units

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Pauanui Pines offers motel accommodation at Pauanui Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula. Pauanui Pines motor Lodge is the perfect destination to relax, unwind and enjoy the views of the bush clad Coromandel ranges. Pauanui Pines is within easy walking distance of the beach and shopping centre. Pauanui is a great place to walk, cycle, golf, play tennis, surf, go fishing ,kayak and swim in the ocean.

Accommodation


Stargazers B&B and Astronomy Tours

Accommodation

www.stargazersbb.com Alastair & Harriette Brickell

+64 7 866 5343

info@stargazersbb.com 392 State Highway 25, Kuaotunu, Whitianga 3592 Bed & Breakfast

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Enjoy the luxurious marble lined Observatory Lodge B&B set high in native bush, furnished with a selection of beautiful timbers grown by us on our 8 hectare property; or perhaps the historic Miners Cottage self-contained accommodation. After relaxing on the many lovely beaches nearby explore your private underground gold mine behind the Miners Cottage. Guests receive complimentary stargazing tours in the rotating observatory dome discovering the delights of the southern night sky using our research grade telescope. Handle meteorites older than the earth and walk through our scale model solar system. A rare and absolutely unique and unforgettable experience.

The Coromandel Treehouse

Accommodation

www.coromandeladventures.co.nz/thecoromandeltreehouse Sarni Hart

+64 7 786 67014

+64 21 813 722

info@coromandeladventures.co.nz

500 Driving Creek Rd, Coromandel 3506 Holiday Home

2 bedrooms

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The Coromandel Treehouse is a self-contained bush retreat nestled in a 12 acre regenerating forest estate. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind, or use as your base while you explore the fabulous range of activities and scenery The Coromandel has to offer. This unique cottage is entirely secluded and private, yet only 3km to town and within 100m to Driving Creek Railway and a charming local café. Activities on the estate include walks through the regenerating native bush and glow worms after dark. Coromandel Adventures is also onsite with a full range of tour and shuttle services.

Waihi Beach Lodge

Accommodation

www.waihibeachlodge.co.nz Greg Whyte & Ali Lawn +64 21 657 888

+64 7 863 5818

info@waihibeachlodge.co.nz

170 Seaforth Rd, Waihi Beach Bed and Breakfast

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Ali and Greg created this luxury boutique bed and breakfast ‘beach getaway’, approximately half way along the beach. It is a perfect place to stay for anyone wishing to explore the eastern coastline of the North Island, or use it as a base to take day trips to the Coromandel, Rotorua, Hobbiton or Waitomo. Close by we have the Martha Goldmine in Waihi and the Karangahake gorge. The lodge has three rooms with ensuites, king/queen-size beds, DVDs, televisions, and tea/coffee making facilities. The studio apartment has a king-size bed, a dining table, fridge freezer, cook top, television and DVD player, small kitchenette, laundry and ensuite bathroom. All rooms have beach towels, bathrobes, hairdryers & toiletries, and private entrances.

Whitianga Bed and Breakfast

Accommodation

www.whitiangabedandbreakfast.co.nz Debbie Holmes +64 21 127 0087

+64 7 866 2860 info@whitiangabedandbreakfast.co.nz

1 Golf Road, RD1, Whitianga 3591 Bed and Breakfast

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Located just 3kms to town and 2 minutes from the Mercury Bay Golf Course, we welcome you to come and stay with us. We have four rooms to choose from, and your own guest lounge with SKY TV. Our back garden is great to simply laze under the umbrella with a book, or just enjoy the scenery. We offer a special package for golfers who only have to walk out the back gate and 50 metres down the road to experience a fantastic round of golf. We look forward to meeting you and make your stay an enjoyable one!


YHA Opoutere

Accommodation

www.yha.co.nz Isabelle Gremminger

+64 3 353 9160

isabelle.gremminger@yha.co.nz 389 Opoutere Road, Opoutere, Whangamata Lodge

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An historic converted schoolhouse overlooking a sheltered estuary on the Coromandel Peninsula, two hours north of Tauranga. Set in bush and gardens with great views over the estuary, this homely hostel offers peaceful and tranquil accommodation in a relaxed Coromandel hideaway. The large kitchen is well-equipped with plenty of fridge space for all to share. Other YHA Opoutere hostel facilities include, free canoes, trampoline, badminton and volleyball. Our centralised reservations team can assist with trade enquiries, groups reservations and an agent login for retail trade bookings and live inventory from our website. Contact our Travel Services Manager for more information.

YHA Whitianga

Accommodation

www.yha.co.nz/hostels/north-island-hostels/yha-whitianga Margaret Davis

+64 7 866 5380

whitianga@yha.co.nz 46 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga Lodge

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YHA Whitianga is situated on the Coromandel Peninsula directly opposite Buffalo Beach in the beautiful Mercury Bay. Our Hostel caters for both individual people, to families and group bookings. We have multiple dorm beds, 4 bed shares, twin and double rooms. Most are shared facilities but we do have a couple of self-contained units.

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Come and explore our wonderland. Hot water beach and cathedral Cove are half an hour drive south by car, and New Chums beach is half an hour north.

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The Coromandel www.thecoromandel.com

Activities and Attractions Canyonz Ltd / Coromandel Adventures / Driving Creek Railway & Potteries / Kiwi Dundee Adventures / Ocean Leopard Tours

Canyonz Ltd

Activities and Attractions

www.canyonz.co.nz Russell Hodgson

+64 21 456 682

info@canyonz.co.nz P.O.Box 16195, Urlich mail centre, Glenview 3245 Canyonz offers one of the most exciting and challenging adventure activities in Aotearoa. Spend an unforgettable day in the magical Sleeping God canyon (behind Thames). The trip is a vertical descent of over 300 metres down a steep set of waterfalls involving abseils/ rappels up to 75m, zip-lines, exhilarating waterslides, and big jumps into deep pools. Jumps optional, abseils are not. This tour is for people with a good fitness level (comparable to a full day of hiking). Pick ups available from Hamilton and Thames. Professional guides, all equipment, lunch, and sausagesizzle are included along with FREE photos! Bookings essential.

Coromandel Adventures

Activities and Attractions

www.coromandeladventures.co.nz Sarni Hart

+64 7 8667014

+64 21 813 722

info@coromandeladventures.co.nz

480 Driving Creek Rd, Coromandel 3506 Experience the real Coromandel with Coromandel Adventures! As destination specialists based in Coromandel Town we link up with the 360 Discovery Ferry service from Auckland and offer a comprehensive range of personalised tours, packages, itineraries and shuttles to “Must Do” activities and attractions throughout the Coromandel. These include Cathedral Cove, Hot Water Beach, New Chums, The 309 Kauri Grove, Coromandel Coastal Walkway, Northern Coromandel, The Pinnacles and start of The Hauraki Rail Trail. We bring the stories of The Coromandel to life so our visitors leave with the understanding that Coromandel is more than just a spectacular landscape.

Driving Creek Railway & Potteries www.drivingcreekrailway.co.nz Barry Brickell +64 7 866 8703

+64 7 866 8703 railway@drivingcreek.co.nz

380 Driving Creek Road, Coromandel Driving Creek Railway is a one hour ride on New Zealand’s only narrow-gauge railway located 3 km north of Coromandel town on Driving Creek Road. Magnificent engineering and replanted kauri forest. Panoramic views from the ‘Eyefull Tower’ terminus. Working potteries, art gallery, crafts and bookshop. Native wildlife sanctuary, walks and sculpture garden. : Trains run daily at 10.15am and 2pm. Extra trains available for 5 or more adults at 11.30am, 12.45pm and 3.15pm except for Christmas Day and Anzac morning. Booking advisable.

Activities and Attractions


Kiwi Dundee Adventures

Activities and Attractions

www.kiwidundee.co.nz Doug Johansen & Jan Poole +64 274 746 219

+64 7 865 8809

kiwi.dundee@xtra.co.nz

PO Box 198, Whangamata 3643 Kiwi Dundee Adventures, internationally renowned guiding company, offer a variety of nature tours & walks in the Coromandel & New Zealand wide. One day Coromandel - spectacular nature, history, heritage & culture, rainforest, giant Kauri trees, flora & fauna, coastal scenery, glowworm caves • Hobbiton day tours from Coromandel • Coromandel Circuit • Doug & Jan’s Conservation Estate in mountains • 3 day Auckland/ Coromandel/Rotorua • 5 day North Island Highlights • 14 day Natural North/South Island • LUXURY NEW ZEALAND WIDE TOURS - Companion Guiding. Wine, food, water activities, gardens, cycling. Maori culture, arts, photography. Independent traveler, Incentive groups, honeymooners, families, and private tours to suit all. Small luxury coaches.

Ocean Leopard Tours

Activities and Attractions

www.oceanleopardtours.co.nz Justin Hopkins

+64 272 266 480

info@oceanleopardtours.co.nz 892 Purangi Rd, Cooks Beach, Whitianga 3591 Ocean Leopard Tours operate out of the stunning Mercury Bay, Coromandel Peninsula. Our world class tours explore stunning beaches including the spectacular Cathedral Cove. We venture across the Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve and get up close and personal with towering pinnacles, giant blowholes and sea caves - even entering the exciting Orua Sea Cave if conditions allow! Throughout the tours our local guides highlight Mercury Bay’s rich and colourful history giving a fabulous balance of information and time to soak up the sights and sounds. 15 Passengers.

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Transport Coastal Campers

Coastal Campers

Transport

www.coastalcampers.co.nz Karen & Craig Richards +64 27 439 1480

+64 7 866 0509

info@coastalcampers.co.nz

22 Lee Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand

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Coastal Campers, members of the Coromandel Sustainable Tourism Group, offer family friendly Motorhome rental with no road restrictions so you can see all of NZ. Our easy to use, fully equipped motorhomes have eco-friendly products on board, sleep 2-6 and are certified self-contained with shower and toilet. Minimum 7 day hire with great daily rates that include insurance, unlimited kms, road user charges and AA roadside assistance. Optional extras include GPS, Bikes & Racks, Fishing Kits, Child Seats, Baby Cots, WIFI. We bring the Motorhome to you for a personalised meet and greet service at Auckland, Hamilton or Tauranga Airports.


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