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BOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATION & EXPERIENCES IN NEW ZEALAND

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ABOUT US

About Green Journeys The Green Collection Green Journeys showcases the best New Zealand boutique accommodation and activities. We are a tourism industry marketing group dedicated to making it easier for you to create personalised itineraries which include a high standard of accommodation, handpicked small group guided activities and private tours. Our brochure and website provide information to the travel trade and independent travellers, helping you find the best experiences and places to stay across a wide range of superb New Zealand destinations. All accommodation and activities can be booked direct via the links to their websites, through our recommended travel agents, or, for the travel trade, through most New Zealand inbound tour operators.

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CONTENTS

Contents Green Journeys Resources The Collection & Itineraries

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Website 3 Travel Trade Tools

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North Island Collection Bay of Islands

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Auckland 6-8 The Coromandel

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Bay of Plenty & Rotorua

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Lake Taupo & Ruapehu

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Hawke’s Bay

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Wellington 18-21

South Island Collection Marlborough 21-24 Canterbury 24-28 Dunedin & Waitaki

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Southland & Stewart Island

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Fiordland 33-35 Queenstown 36-38 Central Otago

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Wanaka 39-41 West Coast

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Nelson Tasman

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Nationwide Tours & Transfers Private Tours & Transfers

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THE COLLECTION & ITINERARIES

The Collection Our Collection has been hand-picked for the independent traveller who wants to experience luxury accommodations with stunning views, taste fresh local produce and spend time with hosts and guides passionate about their local area. The Green Collection represents small luxury lodges, stylish and welcoming bed and breakfasts, self-contained cottages and chic retreats in stunning natural environments. Covering the highlights of each destination, we have selected activity operators with private or small group options to suit the Green Journeys traveller. Pick and choose from day trips, multi-day tours and accommodations to build a fully tailored itinerary.

The Itineraries Green Journeys itineraries follow New Zealand’s iconic touring routes, staying in a variety of environments from beaches to bush, wineries to high-country sheep stations. Travel at a slower pace to discover off-the-beaten-track gems and include favourite activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking, wildlife, fishing and wine tasting to create a truly personalised journey through New Zealand. We have built itineraries to appeal to special interests, honeymooners, active travellers or more relaxed travellers wanting simple relaxation, good food and wine and outstanding scenery. Adopt a complete itinerary or edit it to suit your particular needs and time frame.

Wild Collection Oceans to Alps Wild Havens of the Far South Birds of the North South Island Eco Wanderer Nature lovers, birders and travellers interested in discovering New Zealand’s unique birdlife and marine wildlife will enjoy these activities and destinations. Get off the beaten track for the best close-up encounters.

Green Gourmet Green Gourmet North Green Gourmet South The Original Green Gourmet Combine soft adventure with gourmet food and wine tasting on touring routes that discover some of New Zealand’s most loved food destinations as well as hidden gems, hand-crafted design, local art and culture.

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ITINERARIES

Green Outdoors Volcanic Heartland Route 6 Adventure Southern Explorer Active holidays in the North and South Islands following some of the most rewarding touring routes and combining hiking, kayaking, biking, rafting or horse-trekking amidst some of the most beautiful scenery on earth. Choose activities and guides who will make your trip memorable, guide you safely in the outdoors and give you real insights into the local environment.

Romantic Short Breaks Enchanting North A Wild Romance Coastal Retreats Start or end a honeymoon or holiday with some special days of relaxation and romance. Indulge in exclusive hospitality, breathtaking scenic flights, wine tours, gourmet experiences and spa treatments combined with a selection of memorable day adventures away from the crowds.

New Zealand Icons A Hobbit’s Holiday New Zealand Family Holiday New Zealand Discovery When you want to see it all, but still explore New Zealand’s ‘must-do’ locations at a realistic pace. These itineraries are full of fun and adventure and ensure you come away with a real understanding of this extraordinarily varied country, its different landscapes, cultures and people.

Fishing & Golf Collection Trout Stalker Links, Lures & Lunch Fly Fishing Odyssey Combine a holiday in New Zealand with enjoying a favourite sport. New Zealand is equally famous for its stunning golf courses and superb fishing waters. Choose from North Island icons like Taupo or more remote southern rivers.

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WEBSITE

Dream Journeys When you start to plan, use our Journeys for inspiration and guidence. Browse a selection of ideas covering different themes and regions. Save any favourites as you navigate through the website.

Plan Luxury Collection When you have decided where you want to visit, search our Collection to get more information about the accommodation and activity options. Filter by regions and special interests.

Book & Go My Holiday Use My Holiday to sort everything into order, to email the operators and to save or print your full itinerary to take with you. Book direct or select one of our recommended travel agents near you.

NZ travel information Our website is packed with pages of travel information to help you create your ideal holiday.

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TRAVEL TRADE TOOLS

White Label Site Embed our site as your own and keep the content on your website up to date by linking to a white label site which has your branding and allows you to print our pdf files with your logo embedded. All operator contact details are suppressed so all leads come directly to you.

Agent Page Information at your fingertips. A page designed to assist the travel trade booking boutique accommodations and activities. Search and Filter our Collection to find special interest activities for your clients. At your fingertips: – accommodation features – trip departure times – prices and terms – availability – contact details Register as a Green Journeys travel agent and get access to: – high res image galleries – text to use on your website – rates and product information

Green Gourmet Green Gourmet North

Add your Brand Create personalised itineraries and email an attractive travel pack with the route, accommodations and activities to your clients. Your logo and your contact details brand the pdfs from your company.

Our North Island Green Gourmet Journey provides an opportunity to explore and indulge in New Zealandʼs best food and wine regions, whilst enjoying local fare and a high standard of cuisine at specially chosen accommodations along the way. Several lodges are hosted by professional chefs who will cook for you personally and offer an insiderʼs guide to their local wine and food providers. Green Gourmet Journeys also allow you insights into our history and Maori culture. On this itinerary you start from Auckland, catching the short ferry ride out to the glorious and relaxing haven of Waiheke Island for your first two nights. Visit Taupo, Hawkes Bay wineries and orchards and end your journey in vibrant Wellington.

At a glance Duration: 10 days, 9 nights Connection points: Auckland airport Wellington airport or Inter Islander ferry Activity level: easy Best season: year round

Driving times Auckland - Waiheke 40 mins by ferry Waiheke - Taupo 4 hours Taupo - Napier 2 hours Napier - Wellington 4 1/4 hours

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BAY OF ISLANDS

Takou River Lodge Romantic and secluded, self-contained accommodation on the banks of Takou River. Luxury eco resort comprising individual cottages and a new luxury glamping site on a 150 acre certified organic farm. Kayak to a sandy beach, enjoy pampering massages and a twilight hot tub. Takou River is just a short car journey from Kerikeri, 3 1/2 hours drive, or a 30 minute flight, from Auckland. Perfect for exploring the Bay of Islands. MEALS Self-catering or gourmet packages by prior arrangement. COMPLIMENTARY Kayaks & canoes, fishing, onsite walks, WiFi. PROPERTY FEATURES 5 acre sub tropical gardens, native bush, river front, kayaking, swimming, fishing and beach access. Alfresco baths and Hot Tub, Massages & Spa Treatments. Eco certified. Hosted by

PRICE from $300 to $600

Anna & Ian Sizer

COTTAGES 5 | LUXURY TENT 1 | MAX GUESTS 26

660 Takou Bay Road, Kerikeri, Northland

SEE & DO Kayaking, beach, relaxing, Carino Sailing with dolphins, New Zealand Maori history, Waitangi Treaty grounds, Cape Reinga.

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P +64 9 407 8065 M +64 27 545 7633 E takouriver@xtra.co.nz W www.takouriver.com


BAY OF ISLANDS | AUCKLAND

Carino Sailing Carino is a purpose built 50ft catamaran that sails amongst the 144 islands that make up the beautiful Bay of Islands, just north of Auckland. A local family-run business. TOURS Six hour sailing trip, including island stop, barbeque lunch and the opportunity to view or swim with dolphins, snorkel or just relax and soak up the wonderful scenery and abundant sea life. Departs Paihia 9.15am, Russell 9.45am, returns around 3.45pm. $130PP CHARTERS $POA

Vanessa McKay Paihia Wharf, Marsden Road, Paihia P +64 9 402 8040 M +64 27 493 3872 E carino@sailingdolphins.co.nz W www.sailingdolphins.co.nz

Ananda Tours Waiheke Island is a short ferry ride from downtown Auckland but a world away. Ananda Tours offers a perfect introduction to its, wine, art and gourmet scene. GOURMET FOOD & WINE TOUR Artisan producers and wineries. Small group full day tour. 9.30am3.30pm. $170PP EXCLUSIVE WINE TOURS Tailored itineraries to three of the best vineyards. Bookings essential. 10am–4pm $278PP

Jenny McDonald & Brooke Robinson Matiatia, Waiheke Wharf, Waiheke Island P +64 9 372 7530 M +64 27 233 4565 E info@ananda.co.nz W www.ananda.co.nz

Explore Group Explore Group specialises in cruising and sailing in Auckland and the Bay of Islands. Select America’s Cup Sailing in Auckland harbour, match sailing or evening dinner cruises. AMERICA’S CUP SAILING Feel the thrill of sailing an authentic America’s Cup yacht. Take the helm to help steer on course or work hard on the grinders to hoist the mainsail during this hands on sailing adventure. Unique, professionally guided and, no experience required. 2 hour trips 11am & 2pm. $170PP

Bookings Viaduct Harbour Auckland P +64 9 359 5987 FP 0800 397 567 E info@exploregroup.co.nz W www.exploregroup.co.nz

TIME Unlimited Tours Extensive range of small group and private tours. Based in Auckland but with one way, return tours or multi-day tours that connect to accommodation in the Bay of Islands, Coromandel, Rotorua, Taupo or elsewhere. PRIVATE TOURS One day, one-way or multi-day to Hobbiton, Rotorua, Bay of Islands, Turangi etc. FROM $495PP AUCKLAND HIGHLIGHTS HALF DAY TOUR Mt Eden, Auckland harbour views, Devonport cafes and shops. Optional return cruise. $165PP MULTI-DAY TOURS & LUXURY TRANSFERS $POA

Néill & Ceillhe Sperath Accommodation, city or airport pickup, Auckland P +64 9 846 3469 M +64 274 846 369 E info@newzealandtours.travel W www.newzealandtours.travel

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AUCKLAND

Great Ponsonby Art Hotel Bed and breakfast accommodation perfectly located in the Auckland inner-city suburb of Ponsonby. Just two minutes stroll to vibrant cafés, restaurants, shops and galleries and five minutes by taxi to the harbour and the city centre. Walk to Eden Park. A characterful inner city oasis blending in with local heritage style in the heart of Auckland’s hippest neighbourhood. MEALS Breakfast. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, WiFi, off-street parking. PROPERTY FEATURES Friendly hosts, local knowledge, central location in an inner city suburb on the edge of the CBD, heritage character and pacifica design. Hosted by

PRICE from $260 to $400

Patrick & Barbara Sunthey

ROOMS 6 | APARTMENTS 3 | MAX GUESTS 24

30 Ponsonby Terrace, Ponsonby, Auckland

SEE & DO America’s Cup Sailing with Explore Group, Waiheke Island with Ananda Tours, explore the City and beyond with Time Unlimited Tours, Auckland Maritime Museum and Art Gallery.

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P +64 9 376 5989 FP 0800 766 792 E info@greatpons.co.nz W www.greatpons.co.nz


AUCKLAND | THE COROMANDEL

The Boatshed Small, personally hosted, luxury hotel on Waiheke Island, Auckland. The causal chic architecture comprises 5 guest suites (3 Boatsheds, the Lighthouse and the Bridge Suite) and 2 bungalows offering privacy, spacious living and perfect sea views. Located 5 minutes uphill from sandy Little Oneroa beach. Guests can take advantage of all day dining and extensive grounds.

MEALS Breakfast, lunch, dinner. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, on-island transfers. PROPERTY FEATURES Private onsite indoor and enchanting garden dining spaces, perfect romantic setting, walk to local wineries or the beach. Two adjacent bungalow cottages also available.

PRICE from $685 to $1,120  OOMS 5 | COTTAGES 2 R MAX GUESTS 14 Hosted by

Jonathan Scott SEE & DO Beaches, wineries, gourmet and local art, craft or sculpture discovery tours with Ananda tours, Auckland city ferry cruises.

Cnr Tawa and Huia Street, Little Oneroa, Waiheke Island P +64 9 372 3242 M +64 21 512 127 E enquiries@boatshed.co.nz W www.boatshed.co.nz

Driving Creek Railway New Zealand’s only narrow-gauge mountain railway, incorporates a working pottery in summer and a wildlife sanctuary. Located 3km north of Coromandel town center. SCENIC TRAIN RIDE Enjoy a one hour return trip on a narrow gauge railway. Travel through regenerating native and re-planted native kauri forest traversing viaducts and tunnels with amazing views from the EyeFull Tower. Up to 7 daily departures; 9am - 5:45 summer /10.15 am to 3.15pm off-peak. Book ahead to avoid disappointment. ADULTS $35PP

Booking Office 380 Driving Creek Road, Coromandel P +64 7 866 8703 E bookings@dcrail.nz W www.drivingcreekrailway.co.nz

Bularangi Motorbikes Harley Davidson rentals, guided or self-guided tours, chauffeured tours. Choose from a large fleet of late model Harley Davidsons. Depots throughout New Zealand. CHAUFFERED PASSENGER TOUR Spectacular tour of the Coromandel, fully escorted, side-car tour, including lunch. $650PP DAILY RENTAL Fully equipped for life on the road. 1-14 day rental rates available. Guided or unguided. FROM $210 PER DAY

Ali Howie 12 Waitete Rd, Waihi, Coromandel Peninsula P +64 7 863 6069 M +64 21 223 5844 E harley@bularangi.com W www.motorbikesnz.co.nz

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THE COROMANDEL

Colleith Lodge Situated in Tairua, the gateway to the Coromandel, this 5 star luxury lodge is set in a breath-taking location overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The silence is broken only by the sound of birdsong. Enjoy the comforts of a purpose built boutique lodge amidst native bush and tropical planting. All rooms overlook Tairua Estuary, Pauanui and the Pacific Ocean. Conveniently located for access to Hot Water and Hahei beaches and Cathedral Cove. MEALS Breakfast. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, evening wine and canapes, tea/coffee. PROPERTY FEATURES Central Coromandel Peninsula location, views, pool, restaurants & cafes within walking distance, 1.5 acres native bush setting.

PRICE from $495 to $525 ROOMS 3 | MAX GUESTS 6 SEE & DO Onsite walks, Kiwi Dundee guided walks, Cathedral Cove Kayaking, Harley Davison motorbike tours. Beautiful beaches, including Hot Water beach, Driving Creek Railway.

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Helen Bissett & Wayne Tourell 8 Rewa Rewa Valley Road, Tairua, Coromandel P +64 7 864 7970 M +64 27 493 7290 E info@colleithlodge.co.nz W www.colleithlodge.co.nz


THE COROMANDEL

Manawa Ridge Manawa Ridge Lodge offers spectacular 360 degree views over Waihi Beach, the Pacific Ocean and Coromandel coast and breathtaking views from every room. The lodge is artistically designed using recycled beams, warm mud brick and deep feature straw bale walls. Set at the southern base of the Coromandel Peninsula in the North Island of New Zealand, this accommodation is just 10kms from Waihi. MEALS Breakfast, picnic lunches, dinner. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast. PROPERTY FEATURES Individually crafted & artistic design, artist on site, spectacular views, romantic rooms, convivial dining. Hosted by

PRICE from $950

Willem & Carla Van de Veen

ROOMS 3 | MAX GUESTS 8

267 Ngatitangata Road, Waihi

SEE & DO Onsite walks, Kiwi Dundee guided walks, Cathedral Cove Kayaking, Harkey Davison motorbike tours, beautiful beaches, Karangahake Gorge bike rides, White Island.

P +64 7 863 9400 M +64 21 22 99 400 E view@manawaridge.co.nz W www.manawaridge.co.nz 10


THE COROMANDEL | BAY OF PLENTY | ROTORUA

Kiwi Dundee Adventures Personalised small groups or private customised tours, walks and soft adventure on the Coromandel Peninsula and New Zealand-wide. NATURE & COAST A sample of Coromandel Peninsula’s heritage and scenic beauty, glowworms, rainforest, famous Hot Water Beach & Cathedral Cove. $260PP COROMANDEL CIRCUIT One day tour of the Peninsula: giant kauri forest, historic Coromandel town, Driving Creek Railway. FROM $325PP MULTI-DAY NATIONWIDE PRIVATE TOURS $POA

Doug Johansen & Jan Poole Pick-up from Pauanui, Tairua and Whangamata P +64 7 865 8809 M +64 274 746 219 E kiwi.dundee@xtra.co.nz W www.kiwidundee.co.nz

Cathedral Cove Kayaks Superb scenery, sheltered waters, professional guides and top equipment. The area has beautiful beaches and marine sanctuaries so offers excellent wildlife viewing. CATHEDRAL COVE CLASSIC 3 hours exploring beaches, caves, rock gardens, spotting marine life and landing at the famous cove. 8.45 & 1.30pm daily. $105PP BIG DAY IN THE BAY Full 6 hour day, coastal kayaking and landing at Mahurangi Island. 8.45am. $170PP

Mike Grogan 88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei P +64 7 866 3877 M +64 274 430 266 E info@seakayaktours.co.nz W www.seakayaktours.co.nz

White Island Tours White Island offers outstanding geothermal activity. Get up close to roaring steam vents, bubbling pits of mud, hot volcanic streams and a spectacular main crater. Include in a Coromandel/Rotorua/Hawkes Bay circuit. WHITE ISLAND TOUR Boat transfer and 1 1/2 hour exploration of this dramatic island. $219PP (EX WHAKATANE) OR $349PP (EX ROTORUA) MOUTOHORA ISLAND SANCTUARY Nature walk to view endangered birdlife and a chance to swim at a hotwater beach. 10am-1.30pm. $99PP

Bookings 15 The Strand, Whakatane P +64 7 308 9588 FP 0800 733 529 E info@whiteisland.co.nz W www.whiteIsland.co.nz

Volcanic Air Volcanic Air is Rotorua’s longest established and most experienced helicopter and floatplane operator. ERUPTION TRAIL TOUR Take off from the lakefront by floatplane to soar over a majestic landscape of lakes, thermal reserves and volcanoes. 30 mins $215PP WHITE ISLAND Fly and land on White Island, New Zealand’s only permanently active volcano. Take a guided tour of the island’s crater floor, active steam vents, vibrant sulphur formations and steaming crater 2.5-3 hrs. $865PP

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Bookings Memorial Drive, Rotorua City Lakefront, Rotorua P +64 7 348 9984 FP 0800 800 848 E info@volcanicair.co.nz W www.volcanicair.co.nz


ROTORUA

Koura Lodge An unrivalled lakefront location and tranquil surroundings just five minutes’ drive from Rotorua town centre. Offering a variety of room styles, all featuring magnificent lake views. Guests can enjoy a range of onsite facilities; charter fishing, scenic flights, tennis, canoeing, and relaxing in the lakeside hot tub and sauna. MEALS Buffet & Cooked Breakfast COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, Wi-fi, parking, sauna/hot-tub, canoes, room amenities PROPERTY FEATURES Private lake edge property with all rooms offering stunning lake views, surrounded by native gardens and birdlife. Hosted by

PRICE from $495 to $625

David & Gina Wells

ROOMS 4 | SUITES 2 | APARTMENT 1 | MAX GUESTS 17

209 Kawaha Point Road, Kawaha Point, Rotorua

SEE & DO Lake cruise, fish or fly fish, mountain bike, kayak, visit Te Puia Maori cultural centre and thermal park, Polynesian Spa, White Island flights with Volcanic Air.

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ROTORUA | LAKE TAUPO

Polynesian Spa Right on the edge of Lake Rotorua with stunning lake views, multiple geothermal bathing areas, private mineral pools and a full range of rejuvenating spa and massage therapies. Facilities include cafe and shop, premium area, family area, private and adult-only pools. Bookings LAKE SPA & ADULT POOLS Relaxing and therapeutic lakeside pools of natural mineral water with a range of geothermal temperatures and stunning lake views. $29-$48PP SPA THERAPY Massage, facials, body wraps and treatment menu available. FROM $99PP

Lakeside. Hinemoa Street, Rotorua P +64 7 348 1328 FP 0508 POLY SPA E info@polynesianspa.co.nz W www.polynesianspa.co.nz

Te Puia Te Puia is 5 mins from Rotorua, in the Whakarewarea Valley. Home to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, kiwi enclosure and 60ha of geothermal wonders. TE PUIA VALLEY ENTRY Explore the geothermal valley, visit the kiwi house, view the largest natural geyser in the Southern Hemisphere. $51PP GUIDED TOUR & STEAMBOX LUNCH Your tour of the valley and crafts school finishes with lunch cooked by geothermal steam. $99PP EVENING BANQUET Visit the maori marae, see a haka, enjoy a traditional banquet. $153PP

Bookings Hemo Road, Tihiotonga Rotorua P +64 7 348 9047 FP 0800 837842 E reservations@tepuia.com W www.tepuia.com

Cruise & Fish Cruise and Fish Rotorua offer fly fishing adventures and fishing charter packages for rainbow and brown trout. Fish and explore Lake Tarawera’s natural hot water springs, bush walks, the Tarawera river and falls. Swim and relax. TROUT FISHING CHARTER Explore the lake cruising, swimming, fishing, cook your catch! 3 hour charters recommended, $275 PER HOUR FLY FISHING Full day guided fly fishing on the region’s rivers, streams and lakes. 4WD or remote heli-access for the best fishing spots. FROM $950 (1-2 PEOPLE)

John Hamill Pick-up from Rotorua accommodations M +64 21 951 959 E info@cruiseandfish.co.nz W www.cruiseandfish.co.nz

Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park Orakei Korako is one of the best thermal areas to visit in New Zealand, located close to half-way between Rotorua and Taupo. ORAKEI KORAKO CAVE & THERMAL PARK TOURS New Zealand’s largest geyser field. Mudpools, emerald terraces, springs and the sacred Ruatapu Cave. Cafe onsite. Ferry access 8am-4/4.30pm. By car 45 minutes from Rotorua or 25 mins from Taupo, or take a scenic flight there with Taupo Float Plane. ADULT $36PP CHILD $15PP

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Bookings 494 Orakei Korako Road, Reporoa P +64 7 378 3131 E info@orakeikorako.co.nz W www.orakeikorako.co.nz


LAKE TAUPO

Acacia Cliffs Lodge Perched high on a ridge above Lake Taupo, this luxury lodge offers an uninterrupted panorama of Lake Taupo, Mount Tauhara and the Kaimanawa Ranges. Enjoy one of Taupo’s most magnificent views from the lodge bedrooms and living areas. Private and luxurious rooms, superb food and wine from the chef host and owner. Guests generally dine together but private dining can be pre-arranged. MEALS Breakfast, dinner. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, in-room refreshments, bottle of wine on arrival, pre-dinner canapes/drinks, WiFi, Taupo airport transfers. PROPERTY FEATURES Stunning views, contemporary stylish design, superb cuisine (dinner is a must-do). Hosted by

PRICE from $595 to $750

Linda & Rick Whitlock

ROOMS 4 | MAX GUESTS 9

1/133 Mapara Road, Taupo

SEE & DO Orakei Korako thermal park, Huka falls, Wairakei Golf, volcanic scenic flights, Tongariro Crossing, lake or fly fishing, sailing with The Barbary, rafting & lake cruises.

P +64 7 378 1551 M +64 21 821 338 E info@acaciacliffslodge.co.nz W www.acaciacliffslodge.co.nz 14


LAKE TAUPO

Wairakei International Golf Course An international 18 hole championship course that sprawls over 450 acres, skillfully designed to blend with the natural surroundings of native bush, prolific bird song and picturesque scenery. Club house and Pro Shop, coaching, cart, club and equipment hire available. Pro Shop for Bookings GREEN FEES $155PP NZ MEMBERS $210PP INTERNATIONAL

Wairakei Drive, (formerly State Highway One), Taupo P +64 7 374 8152 E info@wairakeigolf.co.nz W www.wairakeigolfcourse.co.nz

Taupo’s Floatplane Sight-seeing tours over New Zealand’s central volcanic plateau taking off from Australasia’s largest lake.

MT RUAPEHU VISTA Fly over World Heritage Tongariro National Park, Mt Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe, red crater and the blue and emerald lakes. $415PP

Neil Kemp

OREKEI KORAKO Taupo to Orekei Korako thermal park, visit, and return via the Huka Falls. $345PP

Redoubt Street, Taupo P +64 7 378 7500 E info@tauposfloatplane.co.nz W www.tauposfloatplane.co.nz

Sail Barbary & Ranui Take a spectacular scenic cruise across Great Lake Taupo to the Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings on board one of two historic white sailing yachts or charter the beautifully renovated 1940s launch Ranui. MAORI ROCK CARVINGS CRUISE Sail Barbary to Lake Taupo’s iconic Maori Rock Carvings. 2.5 hour sailing, 10:30 & 2pm departures daily plus 5pm in summer. FROM $44PP LAKE TAUPO PRIVATE CHARTERS Private skippered 2.5-hour sail boat charter or 3+ hour motor launch charter. BYO food and beverage. FROM $489-$740 PER BOAT (UP TO 10 PEOPLE)

Jamie & Sarah Looner Berths 9 & 10, Redoubt Street, Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo P +64 7 378 5879 E info@sailbarbary.com W www.sailbarbary.com

Rafting New Zealand One of the most exhilerating river rides you can do. Excellent equipment and guiding. Multiple rafting options to suit all interests. Ex Taupo or Turangi.

TONGARIRO WHITE WATER Rapids, sparkling clear water, forested surroundings, hot drinks and professional guiding and equipment. $169PP TONGARIRO FAMILY FUN Softer trip designed for families or less venturesome rafters. $89PP

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Pianika Boddington 41 Ngawaka Place, Turangi P +64 7 386 0352 M +64 27 579 7838 E info@raftingnewzealand.com W www.raftingnewzealand.com


LAKE TAUPO | RUAPEHU

River Birches Lodge Nestled in an idyllic peaceful garden, alongside the Tongariro River, this small luxury lodge is in the heart of an area renowned for its fishing and hiking, a perfect retreat after accomplishing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Enjoy guided walks, white water rafting, mountain biking, skiing and fishing or just relax in the lodge’s private surroundings and shady riverside garden. MEALS Breakfast, dinner. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, WiFi , tea/coffee facilities. PROPERTY FEATURES A quiet riverside haven, close to the Tongariro National Park, Tongariro Crossing, fishing and rafting. Relaxing outdoor areas and private hot tub in the Admiral’s Room.

PRICE from $457 to $765  OOMS 3 | COTTAGES 1 R MAX GUESTS 13

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Jason & Rebeca Bleibtreu SEE & DO Tongariro Alpine Crossing, walking or guided hikes with Tongariro Guided Walks, river rafting, fishing, biking, Mountain Air scenic flights over the volcanoes.

19 Koura Street, Turangi P +64 7 386 0445 M +64 27 406 3650 E enquiries@riverbirches.co.nz W www.riverbirches.co.nz

Tongariro Guided Walks Exclusive private group guiding by knowledgable, caring guides. Spectacular scenery and many hiking options to take advantage of this World Heritage region. TONGARIRO ALPINE CROSSING Challenging but rewarding hiking over 19kms of active volcanic terrain, amazing views all the way. $300PP (PRIVATE) $215PP (SMALL GROUP) TONGARIRO ALPINE EXPERIENCE A half day option taking in the first section of the Alpine Crossing. $155PP (PRIVATE) $110PP (SMALL GROUP)

Terry Blumhardt Pick-up from Turangi & National Park accommodations FP 0800 4 A WALK M +64 27 308 9689 E info@tongariroguidedwalks.nz W www.tongariroguidedwalks.nz

Mountain Air Volcanic Flights Breath-taking scenic flights from early morning until twilight, outstanding photographic opportunities and informed commentary. VOLCANIC EXPLORER Climb to 10,000 feet to fly over all three volcanoes in the Tongariro National Park, including Lord of the Rings locations, the blue and ermald lakes and some of the Tongariro Crossing. 45-65 minutes ex Taupo or Turangi airports. $295-365PP

Bhrent Guy Junction of State Highway 47 and 48, National Park P +64 7 892 2812 FP 0800 922 812 E info@mountainair.co.nz W www.mountainair.co.nz

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HAWKES BAY

Breckenridge Lodge Renowned chef, Malcolm Redmond provides superb kiwi hospitality and gourmet garden-grown food, accompanied by the best hand-picked Hawkes Bay wines. Breckenridge Lodge is nestled in the picturesque valley of Omarunui close to Napier and Hastings in the sunny Hawke’s Bay, overlooking a valley of vines. Enjoy the garden, the good books and music and superb cuisine.

MEALS Breakfast, dinner. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, evening drinks. PROPERTY FEATURES A true gourmet lodge owned and run by a passionate chef, perfectly matched to the foodie region in which it is located.

PRICE from $625 to $895 ROOMS 5 | MAX GUESTS 10 Hosted by

Malcolm Redmond & Ellie Zugel SEE & DO Cooking classes, winery visits, farmers markets, Napier Art Deco tours, the gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers, Waimarama Maori tours.

1 Breckenridge Lane, Hastings P +64 6 844 9411 E indulge@breckenridgelodge.co.nz W www.breckenridgelodge.co.nz

Waimarama Maori Tours A Maori experience packed with local history, conversations and insights. Range of half and full day tours also available. DAY IN THE LIFE OF A MAORI ELDER Walk ancestral lands where people lived over 700 years ago. Visit a plant nursery where the family strives to restore native bush. Understand the challenges of combining this in a contemporary farming business. Visit the family at their ancestral home and marae. Share a meal at a local Hawke’s Bay restaurant. $325PP

Robert MacDonald Havelock North, Hawkes Bay M +64 21 057 0935 E info@waimaramamaori.com W www.waimaramamaori.co.nz

Gannet Safaris Overland Experience an overland safari through spectacular coastal scenery and Cape Kidnappers farm to visit the world’s largest accessible mainland Gannet nesting site. OVERLAND SAFARI The 20,000 gannets at the cape are members of the Booby family, with distinctive black eye markings and a pale gold crown. Visit the adults and young nesting in serried rows carrying out their daily routine. The birds can be seen SeptApril. Individual, group or private Range Rover tours. FROM $80PP

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John Worley & Sophie Phillips 396 Clifton Road, Te Awanga, Hawke’s Bay P +64 6 875 0888 E info@gannetsafaris.co.nz W www.gannetsafaris.co.nz


HAWKES BAY | WELLINGTON

Odyssey New Zealand Odyssey New Zealand Tours Hawke’s Bay’s wine and gourmet specialists. Tour wineries enjoying lunch and superb local cuisine. Exclusive tailor made Range Rover tours or cycle options also available. HAWKES BAY ODYSSEY EXPERIENCE A full day tour of the best large and small wineries including visiting a wine museum and a gourmet lunch. $279PP TWILIGHT ODYSSEY Indulge in a 3 course progressive winery dinner enjoyed at a selection of NZ’s top winery restaurants, including a champagne sunset from Te Mata Peak. $269PP

Bookings Napier i-site, Marine Parade, Napier P +64 6 211 3116 FP 0508 639 773 E bookings@odysseynz.co.nz W www.odysseynz.co.nz

Long Island Guides Personally guided and customised tours of Hawkes Bay. Choose from farm, forest, maori history and culture, arts and crafts, wine or gourmet experiences, cycling or garden tours designed to suit your time and interests. BEST OF THE BAY Put yourself in your guide’s hands and discover the best experiences in the region. Tours can be varied to include special interests. FROM $199 PER HOUR

Edward Gordon

WINE & FOOD LOVERS TOUR Tailor-made full or half day tours experiencing local wineries and talking to local artisans and wine-makers. FROM $199 PER HOUR

P +64 6 561 1214 M +64 27 224 3040 E egordon@outlook.co.nz W www.longislandtoursnz.com

Pick up from Napier & Hastings accommodations

Kapiti Island Nature Tours Kapiti Island offers one of New Zealand’s premier nature experiences, interacting with highly endangered wildlife in a predator/pest free island environment. DAY TOUR An introduction and one hour guided walk on this forested island discovering New Zealand birdlife, history, Maori culture and unsurpassed hospitality. Lunch included. Approx 9am-3pm. Short ferry access. Allow one hour to drive to Paraparaumu Beach north of Wellington. $173PP

Minnie Clark Waiorua Bay, Kapiti Island M +64 21 126 7525 E bookings@kapitiisland.com W www.kapitiisland.com

Flat Earth Choose from a wide selection of cultural, Maori, arts, Lord of the Rings and history or nature tours. Perfect to orient yourself in Wellington. CAPITAL ARTS TOUR A half day tour of local galleries and the Wellington arts and crafts scene. $225PP MIDDLE EARTH EXTENDED EDITION Immerse yourself in Middle Earth, from local film locations to Weta workshops, alfresco lunch. Full day 8 hour tour, 9am pick-up. $385PP

Bookings Central House, 124 Waterloo Quay, Wellington P +64 4 472 9635 FP 0800 775 805 E bookings@flatearth.co.nz W www.flatearth.co.nz

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Atahuri Lodge Architecturally designed to blend with its seaside environment, the private suites have views of Kapiti Island. The central hub includes cosy seating and a dining area that leads out to the sand-dunes and beach. The sheltered courtyard has an open fire and BBQ, swimming pool and spa and a rooftop deck with breathtaking views. Meals include the best of gourmet offerings from the Kapiti Coast. MEALS Breakfast, Dinners by prior arrangement COMPLIMENTARY Bottle of wine on arrival, use of bikes, kites, pool & spa PROPERTY FEATURES Sea views, beach access, art by owner, private suites in a garden setting. Hosted by

PRICE from $500 to $600

Robyn Renouf

ROOMS 4 | MAX GUESTS 8

51 Pingao Lane, Peka Peka Beach, Kapiti Coast

SEE & DO Kapiti Island wildlife excursion, golf, unspoilt beaches, local walks and cycling, Te Papa, Weta workshops, Wellington Botanical Gardens, Zealandia.

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P +64 4 293 5555 E info@atahuri.co.nz W www.atahuri.co.nz


WELLINGTON

Ohtel Perfectly located in Oriental Bay, just along from Te Papa Museum and the galleries and restaurants of Wellington’s harbour frontage. With 10 spacious rooms (most with views) Ohtel offers unpretentious award-winning service in an inspirational environment. Enjoy Ohtel’s harbourside location, free WiFi, 50+ SKY channels, and mid-century furnishings. An owner-run boutique property. MEALS Breakfast. COMPLIMENTARY WiFi, tea/coffee making. PROPERTY FEATURES Original and stylish architectural design, true boutique hotel and great location on Oriental Parade with access to harbour and Te Papa museum. Hosted by

PRICE from $365 to $635

Reservations

ROOMS 10 | MAX GUESTS 24

66 Oriental Parade, Wellington

SEE & DO Te Papa Museum, Flat Earth sightseeing and LOTR tours, Weta Workshops, Kapiti Island wildlife excursion, Wellington Botanical Gardens, Zealandia, harbourside walks.

P +64 4 803 0600 M +64 27 446 9636 E room@ohtel.com W www.ohtel.com 20


WELLINGTON | MARLBOROUGH

Te Papa New Zealand’s outstanding and innovative national museum, spanning Maori, Pacific and European history and culture, our natural environment and much more. Well-located on Wellington’s waterfront. TE PAPA TOUR Experience an in-depth tour for an overview of what makes New Zealand unique. Explore our diverse natural environment, Maori culture and taonga (treasures) and our art and colonial history. Discover this vibrant land, its dynamic culture, and the spirit of its people. 90mins $175 (PRIVATE RATE 1-7 ADULTS)

Private Tour Bookings 55 Cable Street, Wellington P +64 4 381 7000 E tours@tepapa.govt.nz W www.tepapa.govt.nz

Wilderness Guides Join Steve, Juliet and their small, friendly team for guided/ independent, standard/luxury, sea kayaking, mountain biking and hiking tours along the Queen Charlotte Track. Or combine all three for a Marlborough multisport adventure tour. Independent walks, luxury boutique lodge stays and 1, 2 or 3 day options.

QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK FOUR DAY BOUTIQUE INDEPENDENT WALK Hike along the beautiful Queen Charlotte Track from Ship Cove to Anakiwa staying in small luxury bed and breakfasts and comfortable lodges with good food, lunches, luggage transfers and excellent guides. Three nights and four days to complete the track. FROM $1,395PP ONE DAY QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK GUIDED WALK / MOUNTAIN BIKING / MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS SEA KAYAK TRIPS Experience the beauty and seclusion of the sheltered coves, beautiful beaches, azure blue waters and lush native bush – stopping at a secluded beach for a yummy lunch. Learn about the history of the area from knowledgeable, relaxed and friendly guides. FROM $135PP

PRICE from $135pp

Juliet & Steve Gibbons Corner London Quay & Wellington Street, Picton P +64 3 573 5432 FP 0800 266 266 E info@wildernessguidesnz.com W www.wildernessguidesnz.com

Marlborough Tour Company Explore Pelorus, Kenepuru and Queen Charlotte Sounds, beautiful calm cruising and local seafood washed down with a glass of wine. Or tour the Blenheim wine country. GREENSHELL MUSSEL CRUISE Afternoon tour sampling local seafood on the Sound. Havelock marina, 3 hrs from 1.30pm. $125PP MARLBOROUGH ICONS TOUR The very best Marlborough has to offer in wine, scenery and seafood. Tours can also be tailored to suit you. FULL DAY $210PP

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Campbell Brown Grovetown Park, State Highway 1, Blenheim P +64 3 577 9997 FP 0800 990 800 E info@marlboroughtourcompany.co.nz W marlboroughtourcompany.co.nz


MARLBOROUGH

McCormick House Eco accredited 5 star bed and breakfast just 5 minutes from Picton ferries and train station. Historic house in large mature native gardens with 3 ensuite bedrooms featuring hand-crafted furniture. Ideal base for Queen Charlotte activities, hiking, kayaking or mountain biking or local dolphin tours and nature trips. Easy day trips to Blenheim to visit Marlborough’s vineyards and cafÊs. MEALS Breakfast and antipasto platters COMPLIMENTARY Gourmet breakfasts, unlimited WiFi & mountain bikes PROPERTY FEATURES Extensive grounds, historic house, kiwi hosts, native birds

PRICE from $350 to $470 ROOMS 3 | MAX GUESTS 6 SEE & DO Local hikes include the Queen Charlotte Track, Essons Valley, Picton Waikawa track, Tirohanga Walkway, Victoria Domain, Bobs Bay and The Snout. There is also an abundance of local mountain bike tracks, from gentle to challenging.

Hosted by

Jeanne & Carl Beaumont 21 Leicester Street, Picton P +64 3 573 5253 M +64 21 298 9106 E stay@mccormickhouse.co.nz W www.mccormickhouse.co.nz 22


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The Peppertree A gracious Edwardian villa built in 1901 and surrounded by 10 acres of farmland, vineyard, olive grove and beautiful gardens, nestled quietly amid the world famous Marlborough wine region. Enjoy a beautifully preserved piece of New Zealand heritage as well as the opportunity to speak to a passionate winemaker. Your host Werner makes ‘The Peppertree Chardonnay’ grown on the Peppertree vineyard. MEALS Breakfast, platters, dinner by prior arrangement (minimum of 4). COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, coffee/tea/fruit & refreshments, WiFi. PROPERTY FEATURES Edwardian villa set in 10 acres of gardens and the Peppertree vineyard, orchard and olive grove. Hosts will share their passion for winemaking and viticulture.

PRICE from $540 to $690 ROOMS 5 | MAX GUESTS 10 SEE & DO Marlborough wineries, vineyard cycling, Molesworth High Country Farm tours, Driftwood Eco Tours, Marlborough Sounds day cruises, or hike/kayak the Queen Charlotte Track.

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Hosted by

Heidi & Werner Pluss 3284 State Highway 1, Blenheim P +64 3 520 9200 E info@thepeppertree.co.nz W www.thepeppertree.co.nz


MARLBOROUGH | CANTERBURY

Molesworth Tour Company Discover the Marlborough high country with a range of day tours, bike tours and multi-day 4WD safaris. Molesworth is one of New Zealand’s largest farms, covering 185,000 ha. MOLESWORTH STATION EXPRESS One day tour of a high country sheep and cattle farm, historic cottages, a shearing shed visit and picnic lunch. From 8am-5pm. $220PP BIKE, WINE & DINE Escorted tour through the wineries with lunch included. $185PP

Lee & Geoff Swift 50 SH63, Renwick, Marlborough P +64 3 572 8025 M +64 27 435 1955 E info@molesworthtours.co.nz W www.molesworthtours.co.nz

Driftwood Ecotours Not just a tour but an experience and a chance to connect with others. Your guide will share their knowledge of the local wildlife and stories of early settlers to the area. WAIRAU LAGOON BY KAYAK Four hour kayak tour of the lagoon highlighting wildlife, history and photography. $195PP WAIRAU LAGOON BY VEHICLE Four hour tour with optional walking, history, photography and wildlife. $220PP

Will & Rose Parsons 749 Dillons Point Road, Blenheim P +64 3 577 7651 M +64 21 620 030 E info@driftwoodecotours.co.nz W www.driftwoodecotours.co.nz

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre Omaka is a centre for heritage aviation including an unparalleled collection of aircraft and rare memorabilia. Joy flights available by request. KNIGHTS OF THE SKY Outstanding! Featuring Sir Peter Jackson’s collection of WWI aircraft and artifacts brought to life by Wingnut Films and Weta Workshops. $25PP DANGEROUS SKIES New exhibition. The story of aviation’s increasingly critical role through WWII. Entry between 10am-4pm or by arrangement. 5kms from Blenheim. $20PP

Bookings 79 Aerodrome Road, Omaka, Blenheim P +64 3 579 1305 E info@omaka.org.nz W www.omaka.org.nz

Whale Watch Kaikoura Take a cruise off the Kaikoura coast with the legendary Whale Watch company. Year round whale encounters. Specially designed vessels and a 95% success rate.

WHALE WATCH TOURS 7.15am, 10am and 12.45am departures with additional timings over the summer season. In addition to the whales, fur seals, dolphins and albatross are also frequent viewing. Allow 3 1/2 hours including 2 1/2 hours on the water. $150PP

Bookings The Whaleway Station Whaleway Road, Kaikoura P +64 3 319 6767 FP 0800 655 121 E reservations@whalewatch.co.nz W www.whalewatch.co.nz

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The Factory Uniquely designed self-contained accommodation in a glamorously renovated historic factory 10 mins north of Kaikoura. Single party bookings only, private courtyard, outside spa, and choice of full breakfasts or self-catering. The Factory accommodates up to 6 people in 3 king bedrooms and suits couples, families or friends travelling together. Whale watching, dolphin, seal, albatross and birdlife viewing.

MEALS Breakfast. COMPLIMENTARY WiFi, laundry, self-catering facilities. PROPERTY FEATURES Exclusive luxury accommodation adjacent to Hapuku Beach, ‘industrial chic’ decor, underfloor heating, full kitchen facilities, log burner, outdoor spa, blu-ray tv and barbecue. Single party bookings only.

PRICE from $480 to $600 APARTMENTS 1 | MAX GUESTS 6

Hosted by

Paul & Janet Boocock SEE & DO Whale watching flights or cruises, dolphin tours and swimming, superb sea life discovery, local hikes and day walks. Kaikoura Wilderness Walk.

5 Old Beach Road, Kaikoura P +64 3 319 3034 M +64 22 011 5233 E janet@hapukufactory.com W www.hapukufactory.com

Encounter Kaikoura Dolphins and albatross are resident year round in the marine-rich Kaikoura coastal waters. Your guides are dedicated to providing an authentic wildlife experience. DOLPHIN ENCOUNTER Watch or swim with wild Dusky dolphins off the Kaikoura coast. 3 1/2 hrs. Departs 2-3 times daily. $95-$175PP ALBATROSS ENCOUNTER A 2 1/2 hour coastal cruise to view albatross, petrels, shearwaters, shags, terns and gulls, just 15mins from the shore. Departs 2-3 times daily. $125PP

Bookings 96 Esplanade, Kaikoura P +64 3 319 6777 FP 0800 733 365 E info@encounterkaikoura.co.nz W www.encounterkaikoura.co.nz

Wings Over Whales Take a thirty minute flight and experience Kaikoura’s majestic sperm whales from above. THE FLIGHTS Comfortable and informative flights in a 4 or 8 seater aircraft. On a typical 30 minute flight you will see sperm whale, Dusky dolphins and occasionally humpback, pilot and blue whales. All passengers have their own window seat and each aircraft is equipped with high wings for unobstructed viewing. $180PP

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Bookings Kaikoura Airport, 617 Main South Road, Kaikoura P +64 3 319 6580 E info@whales.co.nz W www.whales.co.nz


CANTERBURY

Fyffe Country Lodge Fyffe Country Lodge in Kaikoura is a magnificent 5-star 6-room accommodation 300 metres from the shoreline of the stunning Kaikoura coast. This architecturally designed Kaikoura accommodation is surrounded by manicured gardens with stunning alpine views to Mt Fyffe and the Kaikoura Seaward Range. The on-site restaurant specializes in seafood. MEALS breakfast and licenced dining, dinner reservations essential. COMPLIMENTARY breakfast, WiFi. FEATURES mature gardens, on-site restaurant, mud-brick construction, spectacular mountain views. Hosted by

PRICE from $295 to $675

Chris Rye

ROOMS 6 | MAX GUESTS 12

458 State Highway One, Kaikoura

SEE & DO Whale watch, Dolphin Swimming, Kayaking, Peninsula Walks, Crayfish (koura) for dinner.

P +64 3 318 6869 M +64 27 768 0468 E fyffe@xtra.co.nz W www.fyffecountrylodge.com 26


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Kaikoura Wilderness Experience Exclusive adventures on 8000 acres in the Seaward Kaikoura mountains, based at 1000m, remote Shearwater Lodge is welcoming with luxurious accommodation, good food and wine and outstanding views in every direction. Private access to superb high country hiking, native wildflower valleys, rushing rivers and dramatic peaks rising to 8,500ft/2,600m. SHEARWATER LODGE Luxury eco lodge a short helicopter ride or full day’s hike from Puhi Peaks Station. Spacious living and dining area and six super-king or twin-share ensuite bedrooms with private balconies to enjoy the peace and serenity of this unsurpassed setting. THE WALK Exclusive guided hikes at a gentle pace through the Puhi Peaks Nature Reserve in the magnificent Kaikoura ranges. Day one 6kms/3.7mls, day two climb to Surveyors Peak for breathtaking 360 views, 5.5kms/3.4mls. Day three s 8.5kms/5.3mls through ancient totara forest. The environment is renowned for its geology and diverse array of flora and fauna and there are lots of opportunities for wildflower and native plant discovery, viewing native birds and spectacular scenery. This is a nature lovers paradise and a photographers dream.

PRICE from $1,895 ROOMS 6 | MAX GUESTS 12

Hosted by

Nicky McArthur Esplanade, Kaikoura P +64 3 319 6966 FP 0800 945 337 E info@kaikourawilderness.co.nz W www.kaikourawilderness.co.nz

The George A consistently popular small luxury hotel perfectly situated beside beautiful Hagley Park and the river Avon offering a tranquil city retreat. Impeccable service, spacious rooms overlooking the park and two award winning in-house restaurants. The location is the best in the city; peaceful yet central. Walk or bike to the botanical gardens, cafes and shops. The separate “Residence” accommodates 6 people. MEALS Breakfast, lunch, dinner. COMPLIMENTARY WiFi, refreshments, parking, laundry, newspaper, mountain bikes and off-site gym admission. PROPERTY FEATURES Small boutique hotel, superb Pescatore Restaurant and more casual 50 Bistro

PRICE from $505 to $965  OOMS 53 | COTTAGE 1 R MAX GUESTS 108

Reservations SEE & DO Hagley Park, Botanical Gardens, Shigeru Ban Cathedral, Quake City Display at Canterbury Museum, Canterbury Trails tours or the city and wider region including Kaikoura.

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50 Park Terrace, Christchurch P +64 3 379 4560 FP 0800 100 220 E reservations@thegeorge.com W www.thegeorge.com


CANTERBURY

Canterbury Trails Small group guided day trips and private tailor-made tours of the Canterbury region, including Akaroa, Arthur’s Pass and Kaikoura. Multi-day South Island tours also offered. AKAROA TOUR Explore the village and take a harbour cruise to see Hectors dolphins, penguins and fur seals. FROM $265PP

Irene Hayward & Chris Platt

CITY GARDEN TOUR Explore two private and two public gardens, includes morning tea and lunch. 8.30am-4.30pm. FROM $265PP

Pick-up from accommodations

MULTI-DAY SOUTH ISLAND TOURS & LUXURY TRANSFERS $POA

P +64 3 384 6148 M +64 21 384 614 E info@trails.co.nz W www.canterburytrails.co.nz

Wilderness Lodge Arthur’s Pass A purpose built eco-lodge surrounded by native forest on a 2,400 ha farm in the heart of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Owned by renowned New Zealand conservationists with exclusive onsite wildlife and farm tours, this is a destination for wildlife enthusiasts, hikers, or those wanting to experience a New Zealand high country farm. The lodge is a natural stop between Christchurch and the West Coast.

MEALS Breakfast, lunch, dinner. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, dinner, two shorter guided activities daily, onsite walks, farm access, WiFi, laundry facilities, natural history library. PROPERTY FEATURES Large high country farm, extensive hiking and wildlife options and in-house guided tours. Spectacular location.

PRICE from $898 to $1,178 ROOMS 24 | MAX GUESTS 48

SEE & DO Farm tours, wildlife and nature tours, hiking and guided alpine and valley hikes, fly fishing or kayaking.

Hosted by

Dr Gerry McSweeney & Anne Saunders State Highway 73, Arthur’s Pass (16kms east of Arthur’s Pass village), Canterbury P +64 3 318 9246 E arthurspass@wildernesslodge.co.nz W www.wildernesslodge.co.nz

Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre The most significant collection of Maori rock art in New Zealand and an entry into the world of Ngai Tahu, the South Island’s largest Maori tribe. Timaru, where the Centre is based is 1 hour from Oamaru enroute to Christchurch. TE ANA ROCK ART CENTRE TOUR Visit the Centre in Timaru and take the one hour guided tour, 10-3pm daily. $22PP TE ANA ROCK ART SITE TOUR Start from the Centre and then go on to visit the cave sites at Opihi. Nov-April, 3 hours $130PP

Bookings 2 George Street, Timaru P +64 3 684 9141 FP 0800 46 83 262 E bookings@teana.co.nz W www.teana.co.nz

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Pen-y-bryn Lodge Historic Victorian mansion in the charming port town of Oamaru. Splendid living areas, dedicated hosts, locally sourced food and wine make this a unique experience. Oamaru is known for its blue penguin colony as well as a vibrant artisan “cuisine scene.”

MEALS Breakfast, dinner. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, WiFi. PROPERTY FEATURES Historic house with mature gardens. Hosts with a passion for their region, good food and wine.

PRICE from $625 to $1,050 ROOMS 5 | MAX GUESTS 13

Hosted by

SEE & DO Penguin viewing, historic precinct visits, biking the Alps2Ocean trail from Mt Cook to Oamaru, gourmet food trails or guided fly fishing. Maori rock art tours (Timaru).

James Glucksman & James Boussy 41 Towey Street, South Hill, Oamaru P +64 3 434 7939 E stay@penybryn.co.nz W www.penybryn.co.nz

Vertical Ventures Oamaru based adventure company running day and multiday bike tours and guided rock climbing. These are the local experts guiding the popular new Alps 2 Ocean Trail from Mt Cook to Oamaru. CYCLE & TRAIL SUPPORT Bike hire, shuttles, transfers. A2O independent day trip. $95PP ALPS 2 OCEAN CYCLE TOURS Fully inclusive guided bespoke tours, excellent bikes, accommodation and food. Mt Cook to Oamaru, 4, 5 or 7 day options to suit all riders. $1500-$2995PP

Bookings 4 Wansbeck Street, Oamaru P +64 3 434 5010 M +64 21 894 427 E vertventures@gmail.com W www.alps2oceancycletours.co.nz

Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony Blue Penguins nesting close to town under the cliffs along the historic harbour foreshore and within walking distance of the town centre. EVENING TOURS Watch for 2-3 hours in the evening as the penguins cross from the sea to their nesting burrows. Generally after 5.30pm in winter and 9pm in summer. You can also visit the area during the day and see penguins in their nesting boxes. 1-2 HOURS $28-40PP GENERAL ENTRY $10PP GUIDED TOUR $16PP

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Bookings Waterfront Road, Oamaru P +64 3 433 1195 E bookings@penguins.co.nz W www.penguins.co.nz


DUNEDIN

Fletcher Lodge Built by Dunedin identity Sir James Fletcher in 1924 to serve as his private residence this historic property offers a rare glimpse of New Zealand’s heritage. Stay in the original house or in one of the luxury apartments in the renovated building next door. Outdoor sitting areas for relaxing and a good location from which to wander down-town and explore Dunedin city, museums, shops, restaurants and galleries. MEALS Breakfast. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, WiFi, newspaper, refreshments, spa. PROPERTY FEATURES Choice of historic Dunedin house with original decor or adjacent apartments with access to main lodge. Helpful and knowledgeable hosts, gardens and central city location.

PRICE from $355 to $795 ROOMS 5 | APARTMENTS 2 | MAX GUESTS 18 SEE & DO Otago Peninsula and Royal Albatross Centre, Larnach Castle, Dunedin galleries and museums, Guided Wildlife Tours, Taieri Gorge Railway and Central Otago Rail Trail.

Hosted by

Ewa & Keith Rozecka-Pollard & Peter Rozecki-Lewis 276 High Street, Dunedin P +64 3 477 5552 FP 0800 THE LODGE E admin@fletcherlodge.co.nz W www.fletcherlodge.co.nz 30


DUNEDIN | CENTRAL OTAGO | SOUTHLAND

Nature Guides Otago Small, exclusive, away from the crowds! Experience the unique fauna and flora of the Otago Peninsula in the company of a knowledgeable, enthusiastic guide. PENINSULA EXPERIENCE Focus on the amazing sealife and birdlife of the Otago Peninsula. Experienced professional guides and a very personal experience to discover the best wildlife this region has to offer. 8 hours including picnic lunch, afternoon tea and all admissions. 10.30am departure. $420PP

Hildegard Lubcke Pick-up from Dunedin accommodations P +64 3 454 5169 E info@natureguidesotago.co.nz W www.natureguidesotago.co.nz

Dunedin Railways This historic train trip is a superb way to discover Otago’s remote backcountry, coastline and small historic townships. Coaches continue through to Queenstown or Wanaka. Trains connect to A2O or Otago Rail Trail cycle trips. TAIERI GORGE TO PUKARANGI OR MIDDLEMARCH travels from Dunedin through the Taieri Gorge to Pukerangi (4 hours return) or Middlemarch (6 hours return including a 1 hour stop over). Sightseeing stops, on board café, viewing platforms. PUKERANGI $99PP MIDDLEMARCH $113PP

Bookings Railway Station, Anzac Square, Dunedin P +64 3 477 4449 E reserve@dunedinrailways.co.nz W www.dunedinrailways.co.nz

Trail Journeys Trail Journeys outfit for the Central Otago Rail Trail as well as newer biking trails in Nelson and Otago. TASTE THE TRAIL One day independent tour ex Dunedin, transfer to Ranfurly and bike 30kms back to the old Hyde hotel. Take the historic Tairei Gorge Railway back to Dunedin. 8am departure from Dunedin. Return 6.30pm. $279PP WEDDERBURN TO CLYDE TRAIL BLAZER 2 day, 1 night, independent cycle adventure. WedderburnOmakau (42kms) Omakau-Clyde (36kms). Ensuite accommodation. Ex Clyde 9am $310PP

Alana Rabbette 16 Springvale Road, Clyde P +64 3 449 2150 FP 0800 030 381 E info@trailjourneys.co.nz W www.trailjourneys.co.nz

Stewart Island Flights Excellent local flight service offering regular scheduled connections to Stewart Island as well as charter trips. STEWART ISLAND FLIGHT A 20 min flight across Foveaux Straight from Invercargill to Oban. Three daily flights. ONE WAY $122.50PP RETURN $213PP COAST TO COAST Fly in to glorious Masons Bay and then enjoy a four hour hike back across the island to Freshwater Landing and a short taxi-boat ride to Oban. Relatively easy walking. FULL DAY TRIP. $POA

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Raymond Hector Invercargill Airport, 76 Clyde St, Invercargill P +64 3 218 9129 M +64 274 355 172 E info@stewartislandflights.com W www.stewartislandflights.com


STEWART ISLAND

Sails Ashore Lodge & Ulva Island Trip A small bed and breakfast beautifully designed in New Zealand rimu timber and personally hosted by long-time Stewart Island locals. Rooms are comfortable and private and included in your minimum two night stay is a guided tour of Ulva Island sanctuary, a bird-watcher’s paradise and a home for many endangered species. Experience why Stewart Island is on most New Zealander’s bucket list. MEALS Breakfast. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, refreshments, WiFi, laundry, on-island transfers. PROPERTY FEATURES Local hospitality, comfortable rooms, sea views and Stewart Island wildlife and local history tours run by your knowledgeable hosts.

PRICE from $490 ROOMS 2 | MAX GUESTS 4

SEE & DO New Zealand’s best birdlife, kiwi tours, remote island discovery, hiking, Stewart Island flights.

Hosted by

Peter & Iris Tait 11 View Street, Oban, Stewart Island P +64 3 219 1151 FP 0800 783 9278 E tait@sailsashore.co.nz W www.sailsashore.co.nz 32


SOUTHLAND | FIORDLAND

Wairaurahiri Jet A truly remote jetboat ride, combined with conservation efforts to protect native birdlife. Heli-jetboat options also. Allow 2 hrs to drive Te Anau to the Jetboat departure on Lake Hauroko. ALL DAY ADVENTURE Boat across Lake Hauroko to the mouth of the Wairaurahiri River and enjoy 94 kilometres of magnificent grade 3 rapids. You reach one of the most remote coastlines in New Zealand. Stops and short walks are made along the way including a lunch break. Allow 6-7 hours. $1090PP

Johan Groters & Joyce Kolk 17 Main Street, Otautau P +64 3 225 5677 M +64 27 227 7223 E johan.joyce@wjet.co.nz W www.wjet.co.nz

Fiordland Helicopters A magnificent way to explore the wilderness of Fiordland and get away from the tourist routes. Trips can be entirely tailored to you with multiple landings. DUSKY & DOUBTFUL GOLD STAR Rich in early history, Fiordland’s remote and pristine landscapes, scattered islands and extraordinary coastline with sculpted granite and mountains meeting the sea. Allow 1 hour 40 minutes. $975PP MILFORD SOUND GOLD STAR North over Lake Te Anau, Milford Sound and the Murchison Mountains conservation area and beyond to the heart of Fiordland’s grandest mountains. Glacier landing included. Allow 1 hour 40 minutes. $975PP

Bookings 472 Milford Road, Te Anau P +64 3 249 7575 E info@fiordlandhelicopters.co.nz W www.fiordlandhelicopters.co.nz

Hollyford Track A 2-night / 3-day 37 km trek along the magnificent Hollyford Valley (near Milford Sound) to the sea at remote Martin’s Bay, arriving with time to explore this beautiful coast. The rainforest is dense, the guiding is superb and the private accommodation very comfortable. After a night at Martin’s Bay Lodge you fly out to Milford Sound and “civilisation”.

THREE DAY WALK An all inclusive guided wilderness experience, staying in two comfortable private forest lodges and journeying along the densely forested Hollyford River valley to boat across Lake McKerrow and finally reach the sea. The trip is a wonderfully remote alternative to some of the better known New Zealand hikes as well as being suitable for a range of ages and hiking abilities. On your last day enjoy a helicopter return trip back through Milford Sound. Transport options available from either Te Anau or Queenstown.

PRICE from $1,795 to $2,045

Katharine Franey Queenstown & Te Anau P +64 3 442 3000 E info@hollyfordtrack.co.nz W www.hollyfordtrack.com

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Dock Bay Lodge A sumptuous boutique lodge set on the edge of Te Anau Golf Course and looking directly across to the lake and mountains beyond. Dock Bay offers personal hosting, spacious and elegant rooms with gorgeous ensuite bathrooms, private balconies and numerous areas to relax both inside and outside. Just a short stroll from the lakefront and the start of the Kepler Track or a longer but lovely walk into town. MEALS Breakfast. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, golf clubs, mountain bikes, gym/sauna/spa. PROPERTY FEATURES Looks directly through the golf-course to Lake Te Anau, magnificently spacious rooms and friendly hosts.

PRICE from $450 to $600 ROOMS 5 | MAX GUESTS 12 SEE & DO Doubtful and Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, guided day hikes, boat cruises, magnificent helicopter-scenics, golf. Humpridge Track or Wairaurahiri Jetboat.

Hosted by

Dawn Dowling 192 William Stephen Road, Te Anau, Firodland P +64 3 249 7709 E dawn@dockbaylodge.co.nz W www.dockbaylodge.co.nz 34


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Fiordland Expeditions Intimate small boat experience on beautiful Doubtful Sound. Your boat takes a maximum of 11 people in 4 cabins (2 with ensuites) and a bunk room. Your crew is dedicated to you. Trips are flexible, fish, kayak, cruise and relax. Champagne and meals provided. Dinner on board generally includes fish and crayfish caught that day. Experience the absolute peace of mooring in a still Fiordland cove at night.

DOUBTFUL SOUND OVERNIGHT CRUISE Cruise the fiords and spot penguins, seals and dolphins. 9.30am departure from Manapouri, returning by midday the next day. Private cabin FROM $1450 PER COUPLE PRIVATE CHARTER CRUISES Charter your vessel for a group of family or friends to explore for as long as you want. $POA

PRICE from $1,450 to $1,490

Mandy Manapouri Visitor Centre, Pearl Harbour, Manapouri P +64 3 249 9005 FP 0508 TUTOKO E info@fiordlandexpeditions.co.nz W www.fiordlandexpeditions.co.nz

Trips & Tramps Explore Fiordland and some of New Zealand’s most beautiful hiking trails in a small group with a friendly, local guide. A range of walking and touring options are available. KEPLER TRACK GUIDED HELI-HIKE Enjoy a stunning helicopter flight to Luxmore Hut in the alpine area then descend to the sandy shores of Lake Te Anau. Full day, 10am-4.30pm. $555PP ROUTEBURN TRACK KEY SUMMIT DAY WALK Hike through forest up to a unique alpine herb field offering panoramic views of mountains, alpine lakes and valleys far below. Full day, 8am-5pm. $190PP

Kate & Steve Norris Te Anau, Fiordland P +64 3 249 7081 FP 0800 305 807 E info@tripsandtramps.com W www.tripsandtramps.com

Mitre Peak Cruises Escape the crowds and get up close to experience the beauty of Milford Sound in its true isolation and grandeur. Explore further and enjoy an intimate cruising experience with limited numbers.

Bookings TWO HOUR CRUISE t he length of the 16km fiord with informative commentary from the skipper. Includes St Anne’s Point lighthouse, the mighty Lady Bowen Falls, Lion Mountain, Copper Point, Seal Rock and Stirling Falls. 7 daily departures (3 in winter). FROM $70PP

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Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, State Highway 94, Milford Sound P +64 3 249 8110 FP 0800 744 633 E info@mitrepeak.com W www.mitrepeak.com


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Mt Rosa Lodge An intimate 5-star bed and breakfast set on a vineyard in the heart of Gibbston Valley wineries. Well-appointed suites and living areas with panoramic views. Onsite walking tracks. 25 minutes from the centre of Queenstown, 10 minutes to Arrowtown or 30 minutes to Cromwell. MEALS Breakfast, picnics & platters, dinner by arrangement. COMPLIMENTARY WiFi, Cheese plate and glass of Mt Rosa pinot. PROPERTY FEATURES Suites in a vineyard setting close to cellar doors and winery restaurants in the Gibbston valley.

PRICE from $480 to $525 ROOMS 3 | MAX GUESTS 6 SEE & DO Cycle and walking trail from Gibbston to Arrowtown and Queenstown, 5 golf courses, adrenaline pumping adventure tourism activities, for more sedate enjoyment guests will find a range of wineries, cellar doors and first class dining all within a 5 to 10 minute drive from the Lodge.

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Ali and Nic Soper 55e Gibbston Back Road, Gibbston Valley, Queenstown P +64 3 441 1484 M +64 21 575100 E info@mtrosalodge.co.nz W mtrosalodge.co.nz 36


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Dart River Explore Glenorchy and the magnificent Dart River Valley by jetboat, with jetboat, funyak and hiking combos. Depart Queenstown or Glenorchy. DART RIVER WILDERNESS JET A half-day journey into the Dart River Valley, 1 hour jetboat & 30 min walk. Glenorchy departures 9am or 1.30pm. $239PP ASPIRING WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE Full day including 1 1/2 hr jetboat ride, 2-3 hour moderate hike through forest to a beautiful lake and short ride back to base. 8am. $399PP

Bookings 45 Mull Street, Glenorchy P +64 3 442 9992 FP 0800 327 853 E reservations@dartriverjetsafaris.co.nz W www.dartriver.co.nz

Nomad Safaris Nomad Safaris has 25 years experience in operating small and personal tours around Queenstown, into Skippers Canyon and Macetown. 4WD vehicle or quad bike. SKIPPERS CANYON Rugged half day 4WD tour into this awe-inspiring canyon famous for gold-mining in the 1870s. History, gold panning and adventure. Half day. 8.30am or 1.30pm. $185PP SAFARI OF THE SCENES Explore Glenorchy, one of the main locations for LOTR and The Hobbit, Narnia and X-Men. Half day. 8.15am or 1.30pm. $185PP

Bookings 37 Shotover Street, Queenstown P +64 3 442 6699 FP 0800 688 222 E reservations@nomadsafaris.co.nz W www.nomadsafaris.co.nz

Appellation Central Wine Tours Enthusiastic wine tour guides, small groups, boutique wineries, gorgeous lunch, stunning views, history and expert local knowledge in a region renowned for Pinot Noir. BOUTIQUE & GOURMET WINE TOURS among spectacular Central Otago scenery visiting boutique vineyards tasting premium cool-climate wines 5-7 hour Wine or Wine & Cheese tour. All tours include lunch and tastings. $199-$265PP PRIVATE WINE TOUR 5 or 7 hour tailored tour. Visit up to 5 vineyards, lunch in Bannockburn, local history and wine. $425-$525PP

Sarah Grant Pick-up in Queenstown or from accommodation P +64 3 442 6920 E bookings@appellationcentral.co.nz W www.appellationcentral.co.nz

Guided Walks New Zealand Queenstown’s specialist walking guides, offering a wide range of trails, including jetboat and heli-hike combos. ROUTEBURN TRACK GUIDED WALK Experience one of New Zealand’s “Great Walks”. Superb forest trails. Full day, 3-5 hours hiking. Exclusive option also available. 8am. $209PP REMARKABLES MOUNTAIN HELI-HIKE Exclusive guided alpine walk with outstanding views across Lake Wakatipu and customised hiking options. Half day. $1070PP

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Bookings 181 Gorge Road, Queenstown P +64 3 442 3000 FP 0800 832 2266 E info@nzwalks.com W www.nzwalks.com


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Arrowtown House Boutique Hotel Perfectly located in the delightful historic village of Arrowtown, just 10 minutes from Queenstown and walking distance to some superb restaurants, small galleries and craft shops. Arrowtown House is owned by experienced hosts who have anticipated your every need and can advise you on the best Arrowtown has to offer. The leafy garden is an oasis at the end of a busy day sight-seeing. MEALS Breakfast. COMPLIMENTARY WiFi, bottomless fresh ground coffee, hotels signature cookies, washing machine/dryer. PROPERTY FEATURES Peace and quiet in a central Arrowtown location. Ideal retreat, experienced hosts and fine cuisine. Hosted by

PRICE from $530 to $599

Steve & Jeanette Brough

ROOMS 5 | MAX GUESTS 15

10 Caernarvon Street, Arrowtown, Otago

SEE & DO Bike trails and local walks, gold mining history, Appellation Wine Tours, Queenstown, Glenorchy, jet boating, scenic flights, LOTR tours, acclaimed local restaurants and cafes.

P +64 3 441 6008 E gold@arrowtownhouse.com W www.arrowtownhouse.com 38


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Olivers Olivers lodge and stables is a distinctive Central Otago property in the heart of Clyde’s historic precinct. The iconic Olivers Restaurant and Bar, the Victoria Store Brewery and the Merchant of Clyde cafÊ-bakery-delicatessen make this a unique boutique accommodation and culinary experience.

MEALS Breakfast, lunch, dinner. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, WiFi. PROPERTY FEATURES Historic rooms with many original features, on-site restaurant, bakery and brewery.

PRICE from $235 to $515 ROOMS 11 | MAX GUESTS 22 Hosted by

David & Andrea Ritchie SEE & DO Otago wineries, Otago Rail Trail cycleway, Olivers Restaurant & Brewery, historic village of Clyde, Clutha river walks and bike trails.

34 Sunderland Street, Clyde, Central Otago P +64 3 449 2600 M +64 21 220 9560 E enquiries@oliverscentralotago.co.nz W www.oliverscentralotago.co.nz

Alpine Helicopters A legend of the Southern Alps, Alpine Helicopters offer a range of unique and memorable experiences, benefiting from superb local access and high performance helicopters. MILFORD EXPERIENCE Fly across the Southern Alps and lakes, down the pristine wilderness of the West Coast and in to land at Milford Sound. 3 hours, 2 landings. $1195PP

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Wanaka Airport, MT ASPIRING & GLACIERS An unforgettable hour 10 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, flying over the magnificent glaciers in the Mt Aspiring Wanaka region, frozen lakes, icefalls and waterfalls. 2 landings, P +64 3 443 4000 1 hour. $540PP E fly@alpineheli.co.nz W www.alpineheli.co.nz

Wanaka River Journeys Jetboat into the heart of Mt Aspiring National Park along the magnificent Matukituki Valley, and enjoy a remote wilderness walk. Optional add-ons include a 4WD trip or helicopter flight and glacier landing. JETBOAT+WILDERNESS WALK Jetboat beneath spectacular views of Mt Aspiring and glaciers. Join local guides for a 50min wilderness walk suitable all ages. Half day, 10am or 1pm. $239PP JETBOAT+WALK+HELI Thrilling jet boat ride, wilderness walk plus remote helicopter pick-up and glacier landing high in the Southern Alps. Half day, 10am or 1pm. $639PP

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Brent & Sue Pihama Departures from 99 Ardmore Street Wanaka P +64 3 443 4416 FP 0800 544 555 E info@wanakajet.co.nz W www.wanakariverjourneys.co.nz


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Lime Tree Lodge Four luxuriously-appointed en-suite guest rooms and two private suites, each with their own French doors that open out to an expansive veranda and gardens with magnificent views of the Southern Alps. Relax in comfortable living areas, 10 acres of beautifully designed gardens, attentive service from your hosts and enjoy the renowned small summer and winter resort town of Wanaka. MEALS Breakfast, dinner (pre-booked). COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, evening aperitifs, WiFi, onsite 5 hole golf course, petanque, swimming and spa pool. PROPERTY FEATURES Wide open spaces, expansive gardens, welcoming hosts, luxury and privacy.

PRICE from $350 to $550 ROOMS 6 | MAX GUESTS 12 SEE & DO Rob Roy Glacier, Siberia Experience, hike or jet boat in Mt Aspiring National Park, flights around Mt Aspiring. Lakeside bike tours, high country farm and island birdlife trips.

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Pauline & John Trotter 672 Ballantyne Road, Wanaka Otago P +64 3 443 7305 E revive@limetreelodge.co.nzz W www.limetreelodge.co.nz 40


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Ridgeline Adventures Exclusive and small group 4WD New Zealand high country farm adventures, nature safaris and photography tours. Personal, designed around special interests, half or full day. WILD HILLS FARM SAFARI Authentic 4WD tour of an iconic alpine farm bordering Lake Wanaka and Mt Aspiring National Park. Nature walks, historic sites, breath-taking scenery. 8.30am or 1.30pm. $229PP ESSENTIAL WANAKA COMBO Helicopter + jetboat + 4WD safari through the magnificent Matukituki Valley. 9.45am-4.30pm. $822PP

Mark Orbell Wanaka M +64 27 602 4018 FP 0800 234 000 E tours@ridgelinenz.com W www.ridgelinenz.com

Southern Alps Air Flying from Wanaka across the Southern Alps and down the West Coast to Milford Sound is one of life’s special experiences. Superb customer service and professionalism. MILFORD SOUND FLIGHT & CRUISE Fly past Mt Aspiring over the Southern Alps to land at Milford Sound and join a 2hr cruise. Half day. $520PP SIBERIA EXPERIENCE Gain access to one of Mt Aspiring National Park’s gems; a great hike plus scenic flight and stunning jetboat ride back out. Half-day, morning departures. $375PP

Paul & Anne Cooper Wanaka Airport, 12 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka P +64 3 443 4385 M +64 27 404 8442 E info@southernalpsair.co.nz W www.southernalpsair.co.nz

Wanaka Bike Tours Explore beautiful river and lake trails or go for an ultimate heli-biking adventure with awesome descents. Expert guides, small numbers and a range of bikes tailored to your requirements and experience. CLUTHA RIVER RIDE A single track adventure along the magnificent Clutha river to the Luggate Pub. Beautiful scenery and 2 hours of varied riding. TRIP 3 1/2 HOURS TOTAL. $249PP WANAKA MAX VERT Land at 6,500 ft and prepare to descend the country’s highest bike trail. Magnificent views. Suits intermediate to advanced riders. 5 HOURS. $599PP

Dan McMullan 103 Ardmore Street, Wanaka P +64 3 443 6363 E info@wanakabiketours.co.nz W www.wanakabiketours.co.nz

Eco Wanaka Adventures The real deal. Superbly guided island eco and birdlife tours as well as some of Wanaka’s best day hikes and heli-hikes. Active or less active, half day or full day adventures. MOU WAHO ISLAND CRUISE & WALK Magical half day excursion to an island on the middle of Lake Wanaka. Discover birds, scenery, history, geology... Half day, 9am or 1.30pm. $225PP ROB ROY GLACIER GUIDED HIKE One of Mt Aspiring National Park’s best day hikes. Packed with interest and beautiful scenery. Full day, 9-5.30pm. $275PP

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Chris Riley Lakeside Road, Wanaka or pick-up from Wanaka accommodations P +64 3 443 2869 FP 0800 926 326 E explore@ecowanaka.co.nz W www.ecowanaka.co.nz


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Waiatoto River Safari Explore a remote south westland world heritage river by jetboat. A unique glimpse of true backcountry New Zealand. RIVER SAFARI Your river adventure starts at Hannah’s Clearing village just south of Haast. Travel up the river deep into the forested wilderness of Mt Aspiring National Park. Enjoy magnificent scenery, experienced guiding, a short forest ramble and a taste of local history. Finish with a cruise to the river mouth and whitebaiters’ stands. Helicopter transfers available. October-April, 10am, 1pm and 4pm. Winter, 11am only. Duration 2.25 hours. $199PP

Ruth & Wayne Allanson 1975 Jackson Bay Road, Hannahs Clearing, Haast P +64 3 750 0780 FP 0800 538 723 E info@riversafaris.co.nz W www.riversafaris.co.nz

Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki The lodge is sited on the edge of the Moeraki River as it exits Lake Moeraki. Just a short walk away is the sea and an outstanding coastline for wildlife viewing. Your hosts are renowned wildlife and natural history specialists and you have the opportunity to take a number of exclusive walks with them to view the local bird and sealife. Enjoy tranquil kayaking and a sanctuary surrounded by wilderness.

MEALS Breakfast, lunch, dinner. COMPLIMENTARY All-inclusive dinner, breakfast and guided activities, satellite WiFi, guest laundry, kayaks. PROPERTY FEATURES Wilderness location, forest trails, wildlife and local experts onsite, superb wildlife viewing opportunities.

PRICE from $798 to $1,178 ROOMS 28 | MAX GUESTS 56

Hosted by

Dr Gerry McSweeney & Anne Saunders State Highway 6,

SEE & DO On-site wildlife viewing, hikes, walks and kayaking. One hour drive north to Fox Glacier, 30 mins south to Haast and the utterly wild Waiatoto River Safari.

(30 km north of Haast),

Lake Moeraki, South Westland P +64 3 750 0881 E lakemoeraki@wildernesslodge.co.nz W www.wildernesslodge.co.nz

Fox Glacier Guiding Specialist guides offering heli-hikes on the West Coast’s largest glacier, ice climbing and walks to the terminal face. FLYING FOX HELI-HIKE Stunning 4 hour trip starting with a heli-transfer and up to 3 hours exploring the amazing ice arches and caves of the upper glacier. $399PP CHANCELLOR DOME HELI-TREK Helicopter in to a magnificent full day 5-7 hour trek high amongst the Southern Alps most majestic peaks. Good fitness. $699PP

Bookings 44 Main Road, Fox Glacier P +64 3 751 0825 FP 0800 111 600 E info@foxguides.co.nz W www.foxguides.co.nz

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Mahitahi Lodge A real West Coast wilderness experience just 30 minutes south of Fox Glacier, surrounded by magnificent native forest and next to dramatic Bruce Bay. The lodge features beautiful native timbers and offers an intimate experience hosted by genuinely local hosts. Book a Fox Glacier trip or just explore the forest and history of nearby wild West Coast beaches and rivers. MEALS Breakfast, dinner. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, WiFi. PROPERTY FEATURES Intimate modern style, wilderness location 30 mins drive from Fox Glacier, beautiful beach and bush walks, outdoor hot tub. Hosted by

PRICE from $345 ROOMS 3 | MAX GUESTS 8 SEE & DO Fox Glacier hikes or scenic flights around Mt Cook and glacier landings, native forest walks, Lake Matheson, wild west coast beaches and glorious scenery.

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John Birchfield & Jacqui Low 4667 State Highway 6, Bruce Bay, South Westland P +64 3 751 0095 FP 0800 751 009 E stay@mahitahilodge.co.nz W www.mahitahilodge.co.nz


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Holly Homestead Holly Homestead is located on the outskirts of Franz Josef township with a lovely rural setting and some of the best views of the Southern Alps. Built in 1926 this luxury bed and breakfast is an excellent example of “Arts & Crafts� architecture mixed with country design and beautiful native timbers. Personally hosted by passionate locals who can advise you on local history, activities and dining. MEALS Breakfast. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, refreshments on arrival, port in the evening, WiFi. PROPERTY FEATURES Restored historic homestead, native rimu timber throughout, cosy lounge, views and peaceful location on the outskirts of Franz Josef township. Hosted by

PRICE from $265 to $430 ROOMS 3 | SUITES 1 | MAX GUESTS 8

Bernie & Gerard Oudemans 2900 Franz Josef Highway, Franz Josef Glacier

SEE & DO Franz Josef glacier hikes and helicopter trips, hiking, Okarito Boat Tours, Glacier hot pools.

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Franz Josef Glacier Guides Get up close to outstanding scenery in the heart of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Incredible views, magnificent snow and ice terrain. Challenge yourself and enjoy the reward. ICE EXPLORER A short heli-ride to the remarkable glacier pinnacles. 4 hours including 3 hours guided trek on Franz Josef glacier. $379-$409PP GLACIER HELI-HIKE Longer heli-scenic flight followed by a moderate hike on the glacier. 3 hours long including 2 hours hike on the glacier. $449-$499PP

Bookings Glacier Base Building, 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef P +64 3 752 0763 FP 0800 484 337 E walks@franzjosefglacier.com W www.franzjosefglacier.com

Glacier Hot Pools Designed for tranquillity and privacy, the pools are surrounded by rainforest but just a short stroll from the centre of town. A nice way to unwind at the end of a day. PUBLIC POOLS Combine a visit to the pools with a guided heli-hike. The pools are complimentary if you book a heli-hike with Franz Josef Glaicer guides. $26PP PRIVATE POOLS There are 3 private pools. Book in advance. $90 (1-2 people) Massages from $140PP

Bookings Glacier Base Building, 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef P +64 3 752 0099 FP 0800 044 044 E info@glacierhotpools.co.nz W www.glacierhotpools.co.nz

Okarito Boat Tours Open-air boat exploring the untouched serenity of New Zealand’s largest unmodified wetland, over 3000 hectares and part of the South Westland World Heritage area. EARLY BIRD TOUR Early 7.20am departure, up with the birds and lots of wildlife activity on the lagoons. $80PP TWO HOUR ECO TOUR The most interpretive tour, leaving 9 and 11.30am. Guided by Swade, with a wealth of rainforest, plant and bird identification. $90PP

Swade Finch & Paula Sheridan The Strand, Okarito P +64 3 753 4223 E info@okaritoboattours.co.nz W www.okaritoboattours.co.nz

Underworld Adventures Magnificent rainforest, underworld river and glowworm cave system. Access via rainforest train ride. Based at Charleston near Westport. Trips for a range of abilities. UNDERWORLD RAFTING Explore a world of stalactites and stalagmites, float through galaxies of glowworms along an underground river. 4 hours. $185PP GLOWWORM CAVE TOUR A dry 3 1/2 hr excursion through the upper levels of the caves. $120PP ADVENTURE CAVING Expedition style caving Explore a superb sporty cave with abseils, squeezes, cascading waterfalls and climbs . $350PP

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Bookings Underworld Adventure Centre, 7368 State Highway 6, Charleston P +64 3 788 8168 FP 0800 11 66 86 E contact@caverafting.com W www.caverafting.com


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Rimu Lodge High on a ridge behind the township of Hokitika, the lodge enjoys magnificent views over the Hokitika River valley and farmland rising up towards the Southern Alps. Spacious decks and indoor-outdoor living areas allow you to relax and enjoy complete luxury and rest in the midst of a busy holiday or as a private honeymoon retreat. Hokitika restaurants are a short 5-10 minute drive away and your hosts can advise you. MEALS Breakfast COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, refreshments, WiFi. PROPERTY FEATURES Located on the edge of town overlooking a sweeping bush-clad valley and mountains, spacious and elegant luxury.

PRICE from $300 to $375 ROOMS 4 | MAX GUESTS 8 SEE & DO Hokitika Gorge, Lake Kaniere, Lake Mahinapua, Blue Spur and West Coast Wilderness trail hking and mountain biking, pounamu (jade), kiwi house, West Coast beach, setting for The Luminaries.

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Sue-Ellen Bowden 33 Seddons Terrace Road, Rimu, Hokitika P +64 3 755 5255 E stay@rimulodge.co.nz W www.rimulodge.co.nz 46


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Birds Ferry Lodge Private 33 acre oasis, located just north of Punakaiki and south of Westport. A stay here is a luxury escape into heartland wilderness. The lodge looks out over uninterrupted native forest and a river valley towards the ocean. Enjoy organic vegetables and fresh eggs from Alison’s garden. Holistic massages available in-house. Two lodge rooms and a beautiful self-contained cottage nearby that sleeps five. MEALS Breakfast, dinner. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, refreshments, spa, 500mb of WiFi, laundry load. PROPERTY FEATURES Sea, bush and mountain views, remote location, abundant wildlife, sustainable eco-design and self-sufficient ethos. Hosted by

PRICE from $329 to $597 ROOMS 2 | COTTAGES 1 | MAX GUESTS 9 SEE & DO Underworld Adventures caving & rafting, Punakaiki Rocks, Denniston Experience, local hiking and biking, deserted beach walking.

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Alison & Andre Gygax Birds Ferry Road, Charleston, Westport P +64 3 429 1604 M +64 21 337 217 E info@birdsferrylodge.co.nz W www.birdsferrylodge.co.nzz


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Abel Tasman Charters Luxurious boats offering exclusive daily tours into the Abel Tasman National Park and Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Small numbers only, private charters also available. LUXURY DAY CRUISE Cruise the coast of Abel Tasman National Park, relax, kayak, walk, swim, view native birds and sea life and enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic. Max 10 people, full day. $265PP PRIVATE CHARTER Luxury do-as-you-please day out exploring the glorious Abel Tasman coastline, swim, cruise, walk. 6 hours. $2120

Rod Stuart Stephens Bay, Kaiteriteri P +64 3 528 8112 M +64 27 441 8588 E rod@abeltasmancharters.com W www.abeltasmancharters.com

Wine Art and Wilderness Nelson’s premier private tour and luxury transfer provider offers a diverse range of tours using luxury Mercedes vehicles. Each day will be fun, informative and inspiring. EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE TOUR Explore Nelson’s jewels; wineries, artists’ studios or three beautiful national parks. The flexibility only a private tour allows. FROM $600PP HOBBIT LOCATION TOUR Small group full day tour visiting the maker of the ring and locations around Chetwood Forest or Rivendell. $285PP

Noel Kennedy Pick up from accommodation P +64 3 545 8485 M +64 27 577 6975 E info@wineartandwilderness.co.nz W www.wineartandwilderness.co.nz

The Sea Kayak Company A locally owned and operated boutique sea kayaking operation guiding the beautiful coastline of Abel Tasman National Park. KAYAK & HIKE Full day guided kayak in the marine reserve visiting Tonga Island and its flourishing seal colony or half day guided kayak tour with either 3 hour hike or relaxed 90-minute unguided hike. Scenic boat cruises at the start and end of the day visiting beautiful beaches in Abel Tasman National Park. FROM $170-205PP

Paul & Andrea Kerwin 506 High Street, Motueka P +64 3 528 7251 FP 0508 25 29 25 E info@seakayaknz.co.nz W www.seakayaknz.co.nz

Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle A superb family owned service taking you in and out of the bays and coves of Abel Tasman National Park. Allows for regular access to the track for day walkers and hikers. Hop off at one bay and rejoin at an another. SEALS & HIKE Regular departures, enjoy a cruise to a seal colony then a self-guided 1.5 hour or 5.5 hour hike along the idyllic coast of Abel Tasman National Park. $66PP FULL SCENIC 3-4 hour cruise the length of the park, seals, island bird sanctuary, beautiful beaches. $76PP

Bookings Kaiteriteri Beach, Motueka P +64 3 527 8688 FP 0800 732 748 E info@abeltasmanseashuttles.co.nz W www.abeltasmanseashuttles.co.nz

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The Resurgence Surrounded by birds, this relaxed and friendly lodge is just 15 minutes from the Abel Tasman National Park, an easy day-trip to Nelson or Golden Bay and a perfect base for exploring the Nelson area. Accommodation comprises private luxury chalets all with wide bush views, and lodge rooms. Enjoy in-house dining showcasing local produce or guests can self-cater. Voted one of the world’s 25 best eco-lodges. MEALS Breakfast, picnics, dinner. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, WiFi, pool/spa/gym/sauna, mountain bikes. PROPERTY FEATURES Luxury eco lodge set in 50 acres of native bush with walking trails, superb cuisine, close by Abel Tasman National Park. Hosted by

PRICE from $575 to $945 ROOMS 4 | COTTAGES 6 | MAX GUESTS 20 SEE & DO Abel Tasman National Park, kayaking, hiking, cruising. Tasman Taste Trail biking. Nelson wine/art/Hobbit trails, helicopter tours. Golden Bay & Kahurangi National Park.

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Clare de Carteret-Bisson & Peter Adams 574 Riwaka Valley Road, Motueka P +64 3 528 4664 E info@resurgence.co.nz W www.resurgence.co.nz


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Trail Journeys Nelson Trail Journeys offer leisurely tours of stunning coastal and inland Nelson,vineyards and the craft beer trail. New Nelson e-bike tours are also available. MOUTERE HILLS WINERY TOUR - BY E-BIKE Explore the picturesque countryside of the Moutere valley. All equipment provided with our awesome guide. Includes return transport and wine tastings. $365PP THE GREAT TASTE TOUR Day or multi-day rides along this popular route, guided or self-guided options. $POA

Andrew Schwass & Sean Doherty The Coolstores, 8 Aranui Road, Mapua Wharf P +64 3 540 3095 FP 0800 292 538 E nelson@trailjourneys.co.nz W www.trailjourneysnelson.co.nz

Reid Helicopters Nelson Locally owned helicopter company offering exhilarating experiences in the Nelson and Marlborough regions. Choose from a wide range of scenic flights and private charters into the three spectacular national parks. ABEL TASMAN EXPERIENCE Overfly the golden sand beaches and pristine waters of the Abel Tasman with a landing at Awaroa Bay.. FROM $450PP LORD OF THE RINGS TOUR Fly to Mt Owen, Dimrill Dale and/or Mt Olympus, South of Rivendell. FROM $375PP

Toby & Rachael Reid 256 Eighty Eight Valley Road, Wakefield, Nelson P +64 3 541 9530 M +64 21 273 5023 E toby@helicoptersnelson.co.nz W www.helicoptersnelson.co.nz

Abel Tasman Eco Tours Wildlife and conservation-oriented boat and walking adventures offering daily tours into coastal and inland Abel Tasman National Park and Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Small numbers only, private charters available. GOLDEN FUTURE TOUR From Marahau take a guided boat and walking tour, visiting all the best locations in the Abel Tasman park. Full day Max 14 people. $187PP PROMISED LAND TOUR From the top of Takaka Hill take a guided 4 hour walk to Wainui Hut through native beech forest filled with wildlife. Max 8 people, full day. $187PP

Stew Robertson Marahau Boat Ramp M +64 21 546 916 E info@abeltasmanecotours.co.nz W www.abeltasmanecotours.co.nz

Cape Farewell Horse Treks At one of the most remote points of the South Island, Cape Farewell Horsetreks offer a unique riding experience. Lots of riding options across a range of terrain from beaches to hill climbes and overland treks. OLD MAN RANGE & TRIANGLE VALLEY Favourite trek with views in every direction and a variety of terrain. Children 10 years or over. 2.5 hrs. $125PP WHARARIKI BEACH TREK Canter down the beach with the sea breeze in your face, spot seals and enjoy views of Kahurangi National Park. 3 hours. $160PP

Pamela & James 23 McGowan Street, Puponga, Golden Bay P +64 3 524 8031 E www.horsetreksnz.co.nz W www.horsetreksnz.co.nz

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PRIVATE TOURS & LUXURY TRANSFERS

TIME Unlimited Tours Travel in luxurious comfort with an award-winning tour operator. Personalised and bespoke tours and transfers. Exeptional service with a unique blend of Kiwi and Maori hospitality and a strong eco-focus. MULTI-DAY TOURS Your knowledgeable guides will ensure you experience New Zealand’s people, cultures, cuisine, diverse cities, coastlines, flora and fauna. LUXURY TRANSFERS Connect to your next accommodation with a one-way tour from Auckland. PRICE FROM $495 - $POA

Néill & Ceillhe Sperath Accommodation, city & airport pick-ups, Auckland P +64 9 846 3469 M +64 274 846 369 E info@newzealandtours.travel W www.newzealandtours.travel

Kiwi Dundee Companion Tours NZ Eco Tourism Award winners & Queen’s Medal recipients for their work in tourism. Doug and Jan have guided visitors all over New Zealand for many years. COMPANION TOURS are customised private tours with Doug and Jan as your personal companions. Every tour is tailormade to your special interests and to suit all ages and fitness levels. Their specialty is soft adventure tours and walks, sharing in-depth knowledge, a passion for nature and personal favorite destinations. Luxury travel at your own pace in air-conditioned vehicles. PRICE $POA

Doug Johansen & Jan Poole Accommodation pick-up, North Island P +64 7 865 8809 M +64 274 746 219 E kiwi.dundee@xtra.co.nz W www.kiwidundee.co.nz

Canterbury Trails Every tour is different. Tailor-made private and small group tours anywhere in South Island. An intimate New Zealand experience with owner-operator guides sharing their favourite places. TRANSFER TOURS from Christchurch to Queenstown (or reverse) via the West Coast and glaciers, Central Otago or Mt Cook. TAILOR-MADE TOURS Specializing in walking, photography, wine, art, golf, fishing or just relaxing. PRICE $POA

Irene Hayward & Chris Platt South Island wide P +64 3 384 6148 M +64 21 384 614 E info@trails.co.nz W www.canterburytrails.co.nz

Bularangi Motorbikes Harley Davidson specialists with rentals and tours throughout New Zealand. Five depots cover the North and South Island; in Auckland, Waihi, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. Bularangi offer by Harley Davidson rental, independent motorbike tours, fully guided self ride motorbike tours or chauffeured passenger tours (for those without a motorbike license.) Local New Zealand guides and support vehicles available for non-riders. Guided trips run October to May and include guide late model Harley Davidson motorcycles, fuel, lunches, insurance, accommodation, dinners and selected excursions. PRICE $POA

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Ali Howie Auckland, Waihi, Wellington, Christchurch & Queenstown P +64 7 863 6069 M +64 21 223 5844 E harley@bularangi.com W www.motorbikesnz.co.nz


MAP

Kerikeri Waiheke Coromandel

Auckland

Rotorua Taupo Turangi Napier Nelson Kapiti Coast Wellington Westport

Blenheim Kaikoura

Hokitika Franz Josef

Arthur’s Pass

Fox Christchurch Wanaka

Oamaru

Queenstown

Clyde Dunedin

Te Anau

Stewart Island

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Green Journeys Collection 2017  

Green Journeys markets a collection of luxury and boutique accommodations and activities throughout New Zealand.

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