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BOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATION & EXPERIENCES IN NEW ZEALAND


MAP OF NEW ZEALAND

Kerikeri Waiheke Coromandel

Auckland

Rotorua Taupo Turangi Napier Nelson

Wellington Westport

Franz Josef

Blenheim Kaikoura

Hokitika

Arthur’s Pass

Fox Christchurch Wanaka

Oamaru

Queenstown Te Anau

Dunedin The Catlins Stewart Island


CONTENTS

Contents Accommodation North Island Bay of Islands Auckland & Waiheke Coromandel Central Plateau, Rotorua, Taupo, Turangi Hawke’s Bay Wellington

3 4-5 6-7 8-10 11 12-13

South Island Marlborough

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Nelson

15

West Coast & Glaciers

16-19

Lake Wanaka & Queenstown

20-22

Fiordland

23

Stewart Island

24

The Catlins

25

Dunedin & Otago Peninsula

26

Oamaru Canterbury, Christchurch & Arthur’s Pass Kaikoura

27 28-29 30

Activities By Theme

31-32

North Island Bay of Islands

33

Auckland & Waiheke

33

Coromandel Central Plateau, Rotorua, Taupo, Turangi

34 35-37

Hawke’s Bay

38

Wellington

39

South Island Marlborough

40-41

Nelson

42-43

West Coast & Glaciers

44-45

Lake Wanaka & Queenstown

46-49

Fiordland

50-53

Stewart Island

53

The Catlins

54

Dunedin & Otago Peninsula

54

Oamaru

55

Canterbury, Christchurch & Kaikoura

56-57

Special Interest & Private Transfers

58-59


ABOUT US

About Green Journeys The Green Collection The Green Collection represents a selection of small luxury lodges, stylish and welcoming bed and breakfasts, self-contained cottages and chic retreats in stunning natural environments, partnered with the best local activities. You can build a journey that is as simple or complex as you wish, following some of New Zealand’s most iconic touring routes or exploring a particular region. Include favourite activities and interests; hiking, biking, fishing, wildlife, horse riding, water sports, gourmet adventures, fly fishing or golf.

Green Journeys Our Journeys are 7-24 day itineraries throughout the North and South Islands, which explore the best food and wine, romantic or wildlife havens and outdoor adventures. Tailor these to design your own holiday. We encourage travellers to stay longer and do more. A Journey might be an active outdoors adventure, a gourmet indulgence or a meandering excursion through some of our wildlife havens. Full itineraries are on our website www.greenjourneys.co.nz

Our Itineraries Green Gourmet Green Gourmet North Green Gourmet South The Original Green Gourmet

Wild Collection Birds of the North Oceans to Alps Wild Havens of the South South Island Eco Wanderer

New Zealand Icons A New Zealand Family Holiday New Zealand Discovery A Hobbits Holiday

Romantic Short Breakfs Enchanting North A Wild Romance Coastal Retreats

Green Outdoors Volcanic Heartland West Coast Adventure Southern Explorer

Fishing & Golf Trout Stalker Fly Fishing Odyssey Links, Lures & Lunch


ABOUT US


ACCOMMODATION COLLECTION

The Accommodation Collection Accommodations in the Green Collection are known for a high standard of hosting, comfortable and luxurious facilities, excellent locations, good food and wine and a small “boutique� atmosphere. You get to meet the hosts, your travel arrangements and personal requests are looked after, you are welcomed as a friend as well as a guest. You can advise ahead particular dietary requirements, bedding arrangements, personal interests, plan for dinner in-house on the night you arrive or request a restaurant booking in town. Because these accommodations are small please respect their cancellation policies as cancellations will affect them more than a large hotel operation. Bookings for dinner and special diets should be advised in advance. Most properties have a child policy designed to protect the tranquility of other guests. Do check facilities and policies before booking large or family groups.

Eco, gourmet, romantic, adventurous, individual... Our selection is all about keeping travel unique and experiences personal.

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BAY OF ISLANDS

Takou River Lodge Luxury eco resort comprising individual cottages and a new luxury glamping site, providing romantic and secluded, selfcontained accommodation on a 150 acre organic farm with gardens and native bush on the banks of Takou River. Kayak to a sandy beach, enjoy pampering massages and a twilight hot tub. Takou River is just a short car journey from Keri Keri, 3 1/2 hours drive or a 30 minute flight from Auckland. MEALS Self-catering or gourmet packages by prior arrangement. COMPLIMENTARY Kayaks, onsite walks. PROPERTY FEATURES Private cottages and luxury glamping tent site take 2,4, or 8 people. Gardens, native bush, river access, kayaking and beach access. Alfresco baths and hot tub. Eco certified.

PRICE from $280 to $600 COTTAGES 5 | LUXURY TENT 1| MAX GUESTS 26 SEE & DO Kayaking, beach, relaxing, Carino Sailing with dolphins, New Zealand Maori history, Waitangi Treaty grounds, Cape Reinga. See page 33.

Hosted by

Ian and Anna Sizer 660 Takou Bay Road Kerikeri, Northland P M E W

+64 9 407 8065 +64 275 457 633 takouriver@xtra.co.nz www.takouriver.com 3


WAIHEKE

The Boatshed The Boatshed is a small, personally hosted luxury hotel on Waiheke Island, Auckland. The architecture is causal chic and comprises 5 guest suites (3 Boatsheds, the Lighthouse and the Bridge Suite) and 2 bungalows offering privacy, spacious living and perfect sea views. The location is 5 minutes up the hill 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 Spacious suite-style rooms, private onsite indoor and enchanting garden dining spaces, perfect romantic setting, walk to local wineries or the beach. Two adjacent bungalow cottages available also.

PRICE from $685 to $1120 ROOMS 5 | COTTAGES 2 | MAX GUESTS 14 SEE & DO Beaches, wineries, gourmet and local art, craft or sculpture discovery tours with Ananda tours, Auckand city ferry cruises with Explore. See page 33.

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Hosted by

Jonathan Scott Cnr Tawa & Huia Street, Little Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1081 P M E W

+64 9 372 3242 +64 21 512 127 enquiries@boatshed.co.nz www.boatshed.co.nz


AUCKLAND

The Great Ponsonby Arthotel The Great Ponsonby Arthotel is a delightfully casual bed and breakfast, conveniently located in the Auckland innercity suburb of Ponsonby. From your accommodation it is two minutes stroll to Ponsonby’s vibrant cafés, bistros, restaurants, art and craft galleries and just five minutes by taxi to the harbour and the city centre. The perfect base from which to explore Auckland. 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

Gerry Hill & Sally James

APARTMENTS 3 | ROOMS 6 | MAX GUESTS 24

30 Ponsonby Terrace Ponsonby, Auckland 1011

SEE & DO America’s Cup Sailing, Waiheke or Motutapu Island trips with Explore, take a Time Unlimited Tour of the City and region, Auckand Maritime Museum and Art Gallery, See page 33.

P +64 9 376 5989 E info@greatpons.co.nz W www.greatpons.co.nz 5


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 $950 ROOMS 3 | MAX GUESTS 8 SEE & DO Onsite walks, Kiwi Dundee guided walks, Cathedral Cove Kayaking, Harkey Davison motorbike tours, beautiful beaches, Karangahake Gorge bike rides, White Island. See page 34 & 35.

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Willem & Carla van de Veen 267 Ngatitangata Road Waihi RD1, Coromandel 3681 P M E W

+64 7 863 9400 +64 21 22 99 400 view@manawaridge.co.nz www.manawaridge.co.nz


COROMANDEL

Colleith Lodge A boutique luxury accommodation thoughtfully planned and built with guest comfort in mind, set admist native bush and tropical plantings. Rooms overlook Tairua Estuary, Pauanui and the Pacific Ocean. Relax and listen to native birds while sampling a glass of local wine or enjoy the guest swimming pool. Conveniently located for access to Hotwater 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. Hosted by

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. See page 34.

Maureen & Colin Gilroy 8 Rewa Rewa Valley Road Tairua, Coromandel 3544 P M E W

+64 7 864 7970 +64 21 996 100 info@colleithlodge.co.nz www.colleithlodge.co.nz 7


CENTRAL PLATEAU

Koura Lodge Enjoy an unrivalled lakefront location and tranquil surroundings just five minutes’ drive from Rotorua town centre. Choose from a variety of room styles, all featuring magnificent lake views. Guests can enjoy a range of onsite facilities; fishing, tennis, canoeing, and relaxing in the lakeside spa pool and sauna. MEALS Breakfast. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, wifi, sauna/spa, tennis court, canoes. PROPERTY FEATURES Panoramic lake views and access, onsite sauna, spa, tennis, scenic flights, fishing and kayaking, a range of 2-5 person accommodations. Owned by

PRICE from $495 to $1195

David & Gina Wells

APARTMENTS 1 | ROOMS 4 | SUITES 2 | 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. See pages 35-36.

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P +64 7 348 5868 E stay@kouralodge.co.nz W www.kouralodge.co.nz


CENTRAL PLATEAU

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).

PRICE from $595 to $700 ROOMS 4 | MAX GUESTS 9 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. See pages 36-37.

Hosted by

Linda & Rick Whitlock 1/133 Mapara Road Acacia Bay RD5, Lake Taupo 3385 P M E W

+64 7 378 1551 +64 21 821 338 info@acaciacliffslodge.co.nz www.acaciacliffslodge.co.nz 9


CENTRAL PLATEAU

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

PRICE from $435 to $665 ROOMS 3 | COTTAGES 1 | MAX GUESTS 13 SEE & DO Tongariro Crossing, walking or guided hikes with Walking Places, river rafting, fishing, biking, Mountain Air scenic flights over the volcanoes. See page 37.

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Hosted by

Anthea Tidswell 19 Koura Street, Turangi 3334, Taupo P +64 7 386 0445 M +64 27 406 3650 FP 0800 10 20 25 E enquiries@riverbirches.co.nz W www.riverbirches.co.nz


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. Hosted by

PRICE from $550 to $800 ROOMS 5 SEE & DO Cooking classes, winery visits, farmers markets, Napier Art Deco tours, the gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers, Waimarama Maori tours. See page 38.

Malcolm Redmond 1 Breckenridge Lane RD3 Napier, Hawkes Bay 4183 P M E W

+64 6 844 9411 +64 27 664 9800 indulge@breckenridgelodge.co.nz www.breckenridgelodge.co.nz 11


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.

PRICE from $345 to $635 ROOMS 10 | MAX GUESTS 24 SEE & DO Te Papa Museum, Flat Earth sightseeing and LOTR tours, Weta workshops, Kapiti Island wildlife excursion, Wellington Botanical Gardens, Zealandia, harbourside walks. See page 39.

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Hosted by

Alan Blundell 66 Oriental Parade Wellington 6011 P M E W

+64 4 803 0600 +64 274 469636 room@ohtel.com www.ohtel.com


WELLINGTON

Wesley Gardens Bed & Breakfast Wellington’s newest luxury accommodation, Wesley Gardens is a classic villa set in tranquil surroundings and centrally located near the Botanical Gardens, Cable Car and Wellington city centre; a short walk or cable car ride to shops, theatres, galleries and restaurants. Your hostess is a through and through Wellingtonian and will show you Wellington’s best! Adjoining rooms accommodate just 2-3 people. MEALS Breakfast. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, in-room appetisers. PROPERTY FEATURES Classic villa, personal hosting, superb location near Cable Car, City Centre and Botanical Gardens. Hosted by

PRICE from $225 to $265

Janet Hunt

ROOMS 1 | MAX GUESTS 3

5 Wesley Road, Kelburn Wellington 6012

SEE & DO Te Papa, Flat Earth sightseeing and LOTR tours, Weta workshops, Kapiti Island wildlife excursion, Wellington Botanical Gardens, Zealandia, harbourside walks. See page 39.

P M E W

+64 4 970 4720 +64 21 970 472 janet@wesleygardensbandb.co.nz www.wesleygardensbandb.co.nz 13


MARLBOROUGH

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. Hosted by

PRICE from $540 to $690

Heidi & Werner Pluss

ROOMS 5 | MAX GUESTS 10

3284 State Highway 1 Blenheim, Marlborough

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. See pages 40-41.

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P +64 3 520 9200 E info@thepeppertree.co.nz W www.thepeppertree.co.nz


NELSON

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, satellite wifi, pool/spa/gym, mountain bikes PROPERTY FEATURES Luxury eco lodge and chalets 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. See pages 42-43.

Clare de Carteret-Bisson & Peter Adams 574 Riwaka Valley Road RD3 Motueka 7198 P +64 3 528 4664 E info@resurgence.co.nz W www.resurgence.co.nz 15


WEST COAST & GLACIERS

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 $399 to $450

Alison & André Gygax

ROOMS 2 | COTTAGES 1 | MAX GUESTS 9

Birds Ferry Road, RD2 Westport 7865, West Coast

SEE & DO Denniston Experience, Underworld Adventures caving & rafting, Punakaiki Rocks, local hiking and biking, deserted beach walking. See page 44.

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P M E W

+64 3 429 1604 +64 21 337 217 info@birdsferrylodge.co.nz www.birdsferrylodge.co.nz


WEST COAST & GLACIERS

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 $235 to $395

Bernie & Gerard Oudemans

ROOMS 4 | MAX GUESTS 8

2900 Franz Josef Highway, Franz Josef Glacier 7856, West Coast.

SEE & DO Franz Josef glacier hikes and helicopter trips, hiking, Okarito Boat Tours, Glacier hotpools. See page 44-45.

P +64 3 752 0299 E stay@hollyhomestead.co.nz W www.hollyhomestead.co.nz 17


WEST COAST & GLACIERS

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

John Birchfield & Jacqui Low

ROOMS 3 | MAX GUESTS 8

State Highway 6, Bruce Bay, South Westland.

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. See page 45.

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P M E W

+64 3 751 0095 0800 751 009 stay@mahitahilodge.co.nz www.mahitahilodge.co.nz


WEST COAST & GLACIERS

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. Hosted by

PRICE from $299 to $699 ROOMS 28 | MAX GUESTS 56 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. See page 45.

Dr Gerry McSweeney & Anne Saunders State Highway 6, Lake Moeraki, South Westland. P +64 3 750 0881 E lakemoeraki@wildernesslodge.co.nz W www.wildernesslodge.co.nz 19


LAKE WANAKA

Limetree Lodge Limetree Lodge offers four luxuriously-appointed en-suite guestrooms 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. Enjoy comfortable living areas, 10 acres of beautifully designed gardens, attentive service from your hosts and access to 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. See pages 46-47.

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Hosted by

Pauline and John Trotter 672 Ballantyne Road, Wanaka Otago 9382 P +64 3 443 7305 E revive@limetreelodge.co.nz W www.limetreelodge.co.nz


QUEENSTOWN & ARROWTOWN

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.

PRICE from $530 to $589 ROOMS 5 | MAX GUESTS 15 SEE & DO Bike trails and local walks, gold mining history, Appellation Wine Tours, Queenstown, Glenorchy, jetboating, scenic flights, LOTR tours, acclaimed local restaurants and cafes. See pages 48-49.

Hosted by

Steve & Jeanette Brough 10 Caernarvon Street, Arrowtown, Otago P +64 3 441 6008 E gold@arrowtownhouse.com W www.arrowtownhouse.com 21


QUEENSTOWN

The Dairy Private Hotel Queenstown’s most popular boutique hotel. Located centrally so you can walk to the gondola, restaurants, shops and waterfront. Consistently well-hosted with plushly luxurious rooms offering a quiet retreat from the town centre. Delicious breakfasts, convivial living areas and lots of little extras make this accommodation highly rated amongst Queenstown travellers. MEALS Breakfast. COMPLIMENTARY NZ bubbles on arrival, gourmet breakfast, fresh home baked cookies, unlimited wifi and outdoor spa. PROPERTY FEATURES Perfect Queenstown location, just on the edge of the CBD below the Gondola, friendly hosts, superbly comfortable rooms. Hosted by

PRICE from $425 to $555 ROOMS 13 SEE & DO Hiking, biking, jetboating, scenic flights, wine tours, 4WD into historic Skippers Canyon, Glenorchy, Arrowtown, Queenstown’s excellent restaurant and cafe scene. See pages 48-49.

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Richard and Charlotte Buitenhek Cornner Brecon & Isle Streets, Queenstown, Otago P +64 3 442 5164 E info@thedairy.co.nz W www.thedairy.co.nz


FIORDLAND

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, gymn/sauna/spa. PROPERTY FEATURES Looks directly through the golf-course to Lake Te Anau, magnificently spacious rooms and friendly hosts.

PRICE from $200 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. See pages 50-53.

Hosted by

Dawn Dowling 192 William Stephen Road, Te Anau, Fiordland P +64 3 249 7709 E dawn@dockbaylodge.co.nz W www.dockbaylodge.co.nz 23


STEWART ISLAND

Sails Ashore 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 open sanctuary, a bird-watcher’s paradise and a home for many endangered species. Stewart Island is on most New Zealanders bucket list, we can show you why. 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 $270 to $490 ROOMS 2 | MAX GUESTS 4

SEE & DO New Zealand’s best birdlife, kiwi tours, remote island discovery, hiking, Stewart Island flights. See page 53.

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Hosted by

Peter & Iris Tait 11 View St, Oban Stewart Island 9846. P +64 3 219 1151 FP 0800 783 9278 E tait@sailsashore.co.nz W www.sailsashore.co.nz


THE CATLINS

Catlins Mohua Park Private, self-contained cottages set on a 14 hectare forest reserve overlooking the scenic upper Catlins River Valley. Fully equipped with all you need, the peace and tranquility of a surrounding reserve with trails and picnic places, birdsong, ancient trees, moss garden and heritage railway station. Guided wildlife tours and walks can be included in your stay. MEALS Breakfast, dinner. COMPLIMENTARY Wifi, laundry facilities. PROPERTY FEATURES Self-contained bush cottages owned by keen local wildlife guides and walking tour operators. Well located for exploring the Southern Catlins region.

PRICE from $190 to $220 COTTAGES 4 | MAX GUESTS 16 SEE & DO Catlins Wildlife Tracker guided walks, visit Curio Bay, penguin, porpoise and seal spotting, dinner or lunch at Niagara Falls Cafe and visit the Waikawa Museum nearby. See page 54.

Bookings

Catlins Mohua Park 744 Catlins Valley Road Owaka RD2, Catlins P +64 3 415 8613 E info@catlinsmohuapark.co.nz W www.catlinsmohuapark.co.nz 25


DUNEDIN & OTAGO PENINSULA

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 next door apartments with access to main lodge. Helpful and knowledgeable hosts, gardens and central city location. Hosted by

PRICE from $355 to $795 APARMENTS 2 | ROOMS 5 | MAX GUESTS 18

Ewa & Keith Rozecka-Pollard & Peter Rozecki-Lewis 276 High Street, Dunedin

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. See page 54.

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P +64 3 477 5552 FP 0800 8435 6343 E admin@fletcherlodge.co.nz W www.fletcherlodge.co.nz


OAMARU

Pen-y-Bryn Lodge Historic Pen-y-bryn Lodge is a sprawling Victorian mansion in the charming historic 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.� Explore the new bike trail that runs from Mt Cook to Oamaru or take a guided tour of fascinating Maori cave art sites. MEALS Breakfast, dinner. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, wifi. PROPERTY FEATURES Historic 1889 private residence located in a wellpreserved small port town. Hosts with a passion for their region, good food and wine. Hosted by

PRICE from $625 to $1050

James Glucksman

ROOMS 5 | MAX GUESTS 13

41 Towey Street, Oamaru

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). See page 55.

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+64 3 434 7939 +64 21 0261 4699 stay@penybryn.co.nz www.penybryn.co.nz 27


CHRISTCHURCH

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, ideal location beside the Avon RIver, Hagley Park and close to the botanical gardens. Superb Pescatore Restaurant and more casual 50 Bistro. The luxurious Residence sleeps 6 guests.

Reservations

RESIDENCE 1 | ROOMS 53 | MAX GUESTS 108

50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8140

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. See page 56.

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Hosted by

PRICE from $505 to $965

P +64 3 379 4560 FP 0800 100 220 E reservations@thegeorge.com W www.thegeorge.com


ARTHURS PASS

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 Stay on a large high country farm, extensive hiking and wildlife options and in-house guided tours. Spectacular location. Hosted by

PRICE from $399 to $749

Michael McSweeney

ROOMS 28 | MAX GUESTS 48

State Highway 73, Arthur’s Pass (16kms east of Arthur’s Pass village), Canterbury.

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

P +64 3 318 9246 E arthurspass@wildernesslodge.co.nz W www.wildernesslodge.co.nz 29


KAIKOURA

The Hapuku 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. Whalewatching, 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. Hosted by

PRICE from $480 to $600

Paul and Janet Boocock

APARTMENTS 1 | MAX GUESTS 6

5 Old Beach Road, Hapuku RD1, Kaikoura 7371

SEE & DO Whale watching flights or cruises, dolphin tours and swimming, superb sealife discovery, local hikes and daywalks. Kaikoura Wilderness Walk. See page 56-57.

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+64 3 319 3034 +64 22 011 5233 janet@hapukufactory.com www.hapukufactory.com


GUIDED ACTIVITIES COLLECTION

Guided Activities & Experiences Green Journeys activities are the ones people remember and recommend. They are personally guided and numbers are limited or exclusive. The special guides are those with decades of knowledge, a passion for history, wildlife, hiking or biking, fly fishing or wine and a remarkable ability to communicate that passion to their guests. By choosing a guided experience you not only gain access to some amazing places but genuine interaction with local people and a glimpse into a community. Please note that most trips listed require booking in advance and a minimum of two to operate. Many of the larger tour operators will offer private options on request.

Our activities by theme

Scenic Discovery

Sea, Lakes, Rivers

Kiwi Dundee Coromandel day trips and NZ tours Driving Creek Railway Scenic Coromandel train ride Bularangi Motorbikes Harley Davidson motorbike tours and day trips Molesworth Tour Company Tours of iconic Molesworth Station and NZ Wine Art Wilderness Explore the Nelson region Ridgeline Tours 4WD high country farm, adventure and photography tours Nomad Safaris Queenstown 4WD safari adventures and LOTR locations Taieri Gorge Railway Historic day trips from Dunedin Canterbury Trails Christchurch day trips and NZ tours

Explore Group America’s Cup Sailing in Auckland Waiheke Island Tours and Transfers Carino Sailing Bay of Islands Sailing Lake Rotorua Cruise and Fish Cruising and Fishing lakes Rotorua and Taupo Barbary Sailing Crusing on Lake Taupo White Island Tours Cruise to volcanic White Island Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle Sea shuttle and hiking in Abel Tasman Abel Tasman Charters Luxury Abel Tasman cruises Abel Tasman Eco Tours Hike and Cruise in Abel Tasman Park Marlborough Travel Large and small boat tour options in the Marlborough Sounds Kaikoura Whale Watch Whale Watching Cruises off Kaikoura Encounter Kaikoura Kaikoura wildlife cruises Waiatoto River Cruises West Coast adventure jetboat Wanaka River Journeys Jetboat Wanaka’s Matukituki Valley Eco Wanaka Lake Wanaka island cruise Dart River Jetboat Crusing on Lake Taupo Wairauahiri Jet Remote Fiordland Adventure Real Journeys Day cruises on Milford and Doubtful Sounds, Queenstown’s Cruise to Walter Peak Station.

Culture - Gourmet, Wine, Museums and History Time Unlimited Tours of the Auckland Region Te Puia Rotorua hot springs, Maori culture Orekei Korako Geothermal Park Long Island Guides Personal Maori, arts, or garden tours Waimarama Tours Authenic Maori experiences Te Papa Tours of our National Museum in Wellington Flat Earth Wellington and LOTR tours Omaka Museum Superb Blenheim Aviation museum Te Ana Rock Art Oamaru Maori Rock Art 31


GUIDED ACTIVITIES COLLECTION

Hiking

Wildlife

Kiwi Dundee Walking day tours in the Coromandel Walking Places The Tongariro Crossing and much more Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle Self-guided day walks in the Abel Tasman. Abel Tasman Eco Tours Abel Tasman guided day walks Marlborough Wilderness Guides The Queen Charlotte Track Kaikoura Wilderness Walks Guided private 2-3 day hike near Kaikoura Franz Josef Glacier Guides Guided glacier heli-hikes on Franz Josef Glacier Fox Glacier Guides Guided glacier heli-hikes on Fox Glacier Eco Wanaka Guided Rob Roy glacier hikes and heli-hikes Fox Glacier Guides Guided glacier heli-hikes on Fox Glacier New Zealand Guided Walks Guided day walks in the Queenstown region and on the Routeburn Track Trips and Tramps Guided day walks in the Fiordland region and on the Milford, Keppler and Routeburn Tracks Hollyford Track 4 day private guided Fiordland hike

Carino Sailing Sailing with dolphins White Island Tours Moutohora Island Birdlife Tour Gannet Safaris Hawkes Bay gannet colony, Cape Kidnappers Kapiti Island Nature Tours Kapiti Island bird sanctuary, Wellington Coast Zealandia Bird sanctuary in the heart of Wellington Driftwood Eco Tours Bird and Nature Tours in Marlborough Abel Tasman Charters Seal colonies and sealife discovery Wings Over Whales Kaikoura whale watching flights Whale Watch Kaikoura Iconic whale watching boat cruises Encounter Kaikoura Dolphin and albatross cruises Okarito Birdlife Tours West Coast bird tours near Franz Josef Eco Wanaka Adventures Cruise to an island bird sanctuary Oamaru Blue Penguins Penguin colony in Oamaru Nature Guides Otago Otago Peninsula and wildlife tours, albatross, penguins, sea lions and seals Stewart Island Sails Tours Experience Stewart Island’s rich birdlife

Biking Nelson Trail Journeys Day rides on the Nelson Great Taste Trail Molesworth Tour Company Winery and high country bike tours Marlborough Wilderness Guides Bike the Queen Charlotte Track Vertical Ventures Bike the Alps to Ocean Trails, Mt Cook to Oamaru Wanaka Bike Tours Day bike tours and heli-biking in Wanaka Fat Tyre Adventures Heli-biking in Queenstown Trail Journeys Bike the famous Central Otago Rail Trail

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Scenic Flights Volcanic Air Rotorua and White Island helicopter and floatplane flights Taupo’s Float Plane Taupo and Ruapehu scenic flights Taupo’s Volcanic Air Flights over Tongariro Park volcanoes Reid Helicopters Nelson helicopter adventures Wings Over Whales Kaikoura whale viewing flights Southern Alps Air Milford, Mt Cook flights, Siberia Experience Alpine Helicopters Wanaka helicopter adventures Fiordland Helicopters Fiordland helicopter adventures Stewart Island Flights Invercargill to Oban flights and day excursions


BAY OF ISLANDS | AUCKLAND | WAIHEKE

Carino Sailing & Dolphin Adventures Carino is a purpose built 50ft catamaran that sails amongst the 144 islands that make up the beautiful Bay of Island’s, 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, snorkell or just relax and soak up the wonderful scenery and abundant sea life. Departs Paihia 9.15am, Russell 9.45am, returns around 3.45pm. Charters also available. $124 adult pp WHERE TO STAY Takou River Lodge. See page 3.

Vanessa McKay Paihia Bay of Islands P M E W

+64 9 402 8040 +64 27 493 3872 carino@sailingdolphins.co.nz 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. $170 pp EXCLUSIVE WINE TOURS Tailored itineraries to three of the best vineyards. Bookings essential. 10am–4pm $278 pp WHERE TO STAY The Boatshed on Waiheke or Great Ponsonby B&B in Auckland City. See pages 4-5.

Jenny McDonald & Brooke Robinson Waiheke Island Auckland P M E W

+64 9 372 7530 +64 27 233 4565 info@ananda.co.nz www.ananda.co.nz

Explore Group Explore Group specialises in cruising and sailing in Auckland and Bay of Islands. Explore also runs a regular ferry service to Waiheke and the Hauraki Gulf islands. EXPLORE WAIHEKE Ferry to Waiheke, explore on your own or or join a selection of tours. $36 pp AMERICA’S CUP SAILING Unique, professional, no experience required, original Cup yacht. 2 hour trips 11am & 2pm $170 pp WHERE TO STAY The Boatshed on Waiheke or Great Ponsonby B&B in Auckland City. See pages 4-5.

Carole Beggs 8-14 Madden Street Auckland 1010 P +64 9 359 5987 FP 0800 397 567 E info@exploregroup.co.nz W www.exploregroup.co.nz

Time Unlimited 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. $495+ pp AUCKLAND HIGHLIGHTS HALF DAY TOUR, Mt Eden, Auckland harbour views, Devonport cafes and shops. Option return cruise. $165 pp WHERE TO STAY The Boatshed on Waiheke or Great Ponsonby B&B in Auckland City. See pages 4-5.

Néill & Ceillhe Sperath Suite 276/92, Franklin Road, Freemans Bay, Auckland 1011 P M E W

+64 9 846 3469 +64 274 846 369 info@newzealandtours.travel www.newzealandtours.travel

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COROMANDEL

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

WHERE TO STAY Colleith Lodge or Manawa Ridge. See page 6-7.

Mike Grogan Hahei, Coromandel Peninsula P M E W

+64 7 866 3877 +64 27 443 0266 info@seakayaktours.co.nz www.seakayaktours.co.nz

Kiwi Dundee Adventures Personalised small group, 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. $260 pp COROMANDEL CIRCUIT One day tour of the Peninsula: giant kauri forest, historic Coromandel town, Driving Creek Railway. From $325 pp WHERE TO STAY Colleith Lodge or Manawa Ridge. See page 6-7.

Doug Johansen & Jan Poole Tairua, Coromandel Peninsula (and New Zealand wide) P M E W

+64 7 865 8809 +64 27 474 6219 kiwi.dundee@xtra.co.nz www.kiwidundee.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. $650 pp DAILY RENTAL Fully equipped for life on the road. 1-14 day rental rates available. Guided or unguided. FROM $210 PER DAY WHERE TO STAY Colleith Lodge or Manawa Ridge. See page 6-7.

Baz & Ali Howie Waihi, Coromandel Peninsula (and New Zealand wide) P M E W

+64 7 863 6069 +64 21 223 5844 harley@bularangi.com www.motorbikesnz.co.nz

Driving Creek Railway One hour return trip on a narrow gauge railway through native and re-planted kauri forest traversing viaducts and tunnels. HOUR LONG TRAIN TRIP Travel along a small purpose built railway line through Coromandel bush and rejuvenating kauri trees, traversing several viaducts and tunnels. 2.5 kms from Coromandel township. Departures at 10.15am, 11.30am, 12.45pm, 2pm and 3.15pm. Book ahead. $35 pp WHERE TO STAY Colleith Lodge or Manawa Ridge. See page 6-7.

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


BAY OF PLENTY | ROTORUA

White Island Tours White Island is home to some amazing 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 Luxury boat transfer and 1 1/2 hour exploration of this dramatic island. $199 pp (ex Whakatane) or $329 pp (ex Rotorua) MOUTOHORA ISLAND SANCTUARY Nature walk to view some of our endangered birdlife, and a chance to swim at a hotwater beach. 10am-1.30pm. $99 pp WHERE TO STAY Manawa Ridge, page 7, or Koura Lodge. See page 8.

Patrick O’Sullivan 15 The Strand East, Whakatane, P +64 7 308 9588 FP 0800 733 529 E info@whiteisland.co.nz W www.whiteisland.co.nz

Cruise & Fish Rotorua Cruise and Fish Rotorua offers 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, $250/HR FLY FISHING Full day guided fly fishing on the regions rivers, streams and lakes. 4WD or remote heli-access for the best fishing spots. From $875 (1-2 people) WHERE TO STAY Koura Lodge. See page 8.

John Hamill Rotorua M +64 21 951 959 E info@cruiseandfish.co.nz W www.cruiseandfish.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. $51 pp GUIDED TOUR & STEAMBOX LUNCH Your tour of the valley and crafts school finishes with lunch cooked by geothermal steam. $99 pp EVENING BANQUET Visit the maori marae, see a haka, enjoy a traditional banquet. $153 pp WHERE TO STAY Koura Lodge. See page 8.

Piripi Inia Rotorua P +64 7 348 9047 FP 0800 837842 E reservations@tepuia.com W www.tepuia.com

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 adults only pools. LAKE SPA Relaxing and therapeutic lakeside pools of natural mineral water with a range of geothermall temperatures and stunning lake views. $45 pp SPA THERAPY Massage, facials, body wraps and treatment menu available. FROM $99 pp WHERE TO STAY Koura Lodge. See page 8.

Reservations Hinemoa St, Rotorua P +64 7 348 1328 FP 0508 765 977 E info@polynesianspa.co.nz W www.polynesianspa.co.nz

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ROTORUA | TAUPO

Volcanic Air 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 $215 pp 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 mins. $865 pp WHERE TO STAY Koura Lodge page 8

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

Orakei Korako One of the best thermal areas to visit in New Zealand, approx 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 $36 pp CHILD $15 pp WHERE TO STAY Koura Lodge page 8 or Acacia Cliffs page 9.

Bookings 494 Orakeikorako Road Reporoa 3083, between Taupo and Rotorua P +64 7 378 3131 E admin@orakeikorako.co.nz W www.orakeikorako.co.nz

Barbary Sailing Take a spectacular scenic cruise across Great Lake Taupo on board a restored 1920s classic yacht. Or charter the equally beautifully renovated 1940s vessel Ranui. MAORI ROCK CARVINGS CRUISE Sail Barbary to Lake Taupo’s iconic carvings. Departs: 10.30am, 2pm & 5pm (*5pm summer only). $44 pp FUN ON THE LAKE RANUI CHARTER Private skippered 3-hour boat charter. Fish, cruise, relax, play on lake Taupo. BYO food and beverage. $489 (up to 10 people) WHERE TO STAY Acacia Cliffs. See page 9.

Jamie & Sarah Looner Berth 10, Taupo Boat Harbour, Redoubt Street, Taupo P E W W

+64 7 378 5879 info@sailbarbary.com www.sailbarbary.com www.laketaupodayout.com

Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary 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. GREEN FEES $145 pp NZ MEMBERS $200 pp INTERNATIONAL

WHERE TO STAY Acacia Cliffs. See page 9.

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Pro Shop Wairakei Drive, Lake Taupo P +64 7 374 8152 E info@wairakeigolf.co.nz W www.wairakeigolfcourse.co.nz


TAUPO | TURANGI

Taupo’s Float Plane 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. $415 pp OREKEI KORAKO Taupo to Orekei Korako thermal park, visit, and return via the Huka Falls. $345 pp WHERE TO STAY Acacia Cliffs. See page 9.

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

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. $169 pp TONGARIRO FAMILY FUN Softer trip designed for families or less venturesome rafters. $89 pp WHERE TO STAY Acacia Cliffs, page 9, or River Birches See page 10.

Pianika Boddington 41 Ngawaka Place, Turangi P +64 7 386 0352 FP 0800 865226 E info@raftingnewzealand.com W www.raftingnewzealand.com

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. $300 pp (private) $215 pp (small group) . TONGARIRO ALPINE EXPERIENCE A half day option taking in the first section of the Alpine Crossing. $155 pp (private) $110 pp (small group) WHERE TO STAY Acacia Cliffs, page 9, or River Birches See page 10.

Terry Blumhardt Turangi FP 0800 4 A WALK P +64 27 308 9689 E info@walkingplaces.co.nz W www.walkingplaces.co.nz

Mountain Air Breathtaking 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. 4565 minutes ex Taupo or Turangi airports. $295-365 pp

WHERE TO STAY River Birches. See page 10.

Bhrent Guy Whakapapa Village Mt Ruapehu 3951 Whakapapa & Turangi Airfields 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

Odyssey New Zealand Tours Hawke’s Bay’s wine & gourmet specialists. Tour wineries enjoying lunch and superb local cuisine. Exclusive tailormade Range Rover tours or cycle options also available. ODYSSEY EXPERIENCE A full day tour of the best large and small wineries including visiting a wine museum and a gourmet lunch. $199 . 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. $199 pp WHERE TO STAY Breckenridge Lodge. See page 11.

Gareth Kelly Napier, Hastings, Hawkes Bay P M E W

+64 6 211 3116 +64 21 639 839 info@odysseynz.com 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 vared to include special interests. From $199 per hour. 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. WHERE TO STAY Breckenridge Lodge. See page 11.

Edward Gordon Napier, Hastings Hawkes Bay P M E W

+64 6 874 7877 +64 27 545 0077 info@longislandtoursnz.com www.longislandtoursnz.com

Waimarama Maori 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. $325 pp WHERE TO STAY Breckenridge Lodge. See page 11.

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

Gannet Safaris Experience an overland safari through spectacular coastal scenery and Cape Kidnappers farm to visit the world’s largest most accessible Gannet nesting site. OVERLAND TOUR 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 Septearly April. Small group tours for up to 8 passengers or private Range Rover tours. $75 pp - $195 pp WHERE TO STAY Breckenridge Lodge. See page 11.

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John Worley & Sophie Phillips 396 Clifton Road, Te Awanga, Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay P +64 6 875 0888 E enquire@gannetsafaris.co.nz W www.gannetsafaris.co.nz


WELLINGTON

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. $225 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. $385 pp WHERE TO STAY Ohtel, page 12, or Wesley Gardens Bed and Breakfast. See page 13.

Scott Courtney Cesco House , 124 Waterloo Quay, Wellington P +64 4 472 9635 E bookings@flatearth.co.nz W www.flatearth.co.nz

Te Papa Museum of New Zealand New Zealand’s outstanding and innovative national museum, spanning Maori, Pacific and European history and culture, our natural environment amd 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 $154 (private rate 1-7 adults)

Private Tour Bookings 55 Cable St, Wellington 6011

WHERE TO STAY Ohtel page 12, or Wesley Gardens Bed and Breakfast. See page 13.

P +64 4 381 7000 E tours@tepapa.govt.nz W www.tepapa.govt.nz

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 Ferry access 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. Allow one hour to drive to Paraparaumu Beach north of Wellington. $173 pp

Minnie Clark Kapiti Island, Wellington

FP 0800 527 484 M +64 21 126 7525 WHERE TO STAY Ohtel page 12, or Wesley GardensE bookings@kapitiislandnaturetours.co.nz Bed and Breakfast. See page 13.. W www.kapitiisland.com

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MARLBOROUGH

Molesworth Tours Discover the Marlborough high country with a range of day tours, bike tours and multi-day 4WD safaris. Molesworth is one of the largest New Zealand farms, covering 185,000 ha. MOLESWORTH STATION EXPRESS One day tour of a highcountry sheep and cattle farm, historic cottages, a shearing shed visit and picnic lunch. From 8am - 5pm. $220 pp BIKE, WINE & DINE Escorted tour through the wineries with lunch included. $185 pp WHERE TO STAY The Peppertree. See page 14.

Lee or Geoff Swift 50 State Highway 63, Renwick, Marlborough P M E W

+64 3 572 8025 +64 27 435 1955 info@molesworthtours.co.nz www.molesworthtours.co.nz

Driftwood Retreat & Eco-Tours Local guides brimming with knowledge, a strong farming heritage and passion for conservation and birdlife. For anyone with a keen interest in natural history.

WAIRAU LAGOON BY KAYAK Four hour kayak tour of the lagoon highlighting wildlife, history and photography. $180 pp WAIRAU LAGOON BY VEHICLE Four hour tour with walking, history, photography and wildlife. $325 pp WHERE TO STAY The Peppertree. See page 14.

Will & Rose Parsons Blenheim, Marlborough P M E W

+64 3 577 7651 +64 27 448 3133 info@driftwoodecotours.co.nz www.driftwoodecotours.co.nz

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. $125 pp 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 $210 pp WHERE TO STAY The Peppertree. See page 14.

Campbell Brown Picton, Havelock, Blenheim, Marlborough P +64 3 577 9997 FP 0800 990800 E info@marlboroughtourcompany.co.nz W www.marlboroughtourcompany.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. DANGEROUS SKIES New exhibition. The story of aviation’s increasingly critical role through WWII. Entry between 10am - 4pm or by arrangement. 5kms from Blenheim. $25 pp entry WHERE TO STAY The Peppertree. See page 14.

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Rachael Brown 79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim P +64 3 579 1305 E marketing@omaka.org.nz W www.omaka.org.nz


MARLBOROUGH

Marlborough 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, 1,2 and 3 day options, just a sample of these are included below. QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK - ONE DAY GUIDED WALK AND WILDLIFE TOUR Take a boat cruise from Picton to Ship Cove past salmon farms and sea birds on a beautiful voyage to Ship Cove, an historic and scenic reserve that Captain Cook visited several times in the 18th Century. Enjoy a guided walk along the Queen Charlotte Track from Ship Cove to Endeavour Inlet (14km - five hours approx.)Bush is mainly a mixture of stunning podocarp and beech forest. This day is regarded as the premier section of the Queen Charlotte Track. Lunch included. From Picton 7.30am-5pm. $365 pp QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK FOUR DAY BOUTIQUE INDEPENDENT WALK Hike along the beautiful Queen Charlotte Track from Ships 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. $1,395 pp ONE DAY GUIDED SEA KAYAK TRIP Experience the beauty and seclusion of the Marlborough Sounds with this awesome little one-day guided sea kayak trip. This tour takes in the western end of Queen Charlotte Sound with its 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. $135 pp WHERE TO STAY On the track stay with the accomodation selected by your guides. Off the track, stay at The Peppertree. See page 14.

Juliet & Steve Gibbons The Waterfront Picton, New Zealand P M E W

+64 3 573 5432 0800 266266 info@wildernessguidesnz.com www.wildernessguidesnz.com

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NELSON

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. ABEL TASMAN LUXURY DAY CRUISE Cruise the coast of Abel Tasman National Park, relax, kayak, walk, swim, view native birds and sealife and enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic. Max 10 people, full day. $265 pp PRIVATE CHARTER Luxury do-as-you-please day out exploring the glorious Abel Tasman coastline, swim, cruise, walk. 6 hours $2120 WHERE TO STAY The Resurgence. See page 15.

Rod Stuart Kaiteriteri, Abel Tasman, Nelson P +64 3 528 8112 FP 0800 223522 E rod@abeltasmancharters.com W www.abeltasmancharters.com

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. 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. $187 pp 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. $187 pp WHERE TO STAY The Resurgence. See page 15.

Stewart Robertson Abel Tasman, Nelson P +64 3 528 0946 FP 0800 223528 E info@abeltasmanecotours.co.nz W www.abeltasmanecotours.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. $66 pp FULL SCENIC 3-4 hour cruise the length of the park, seals, island bird sanctuary, beautiful beaches. $76 pp WHERE TO STAY The Resurgence. See page 15.

Bookings Kaiteriteri, Abel Tasman, Nelson P +64 3 527 8688 E info@abeltasmanseashuttles.co.nz W ww.abeltasmanseashuttles.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 $450 pp LORD OF THE RINGS TOUR Fly to Mt Owen, Dimrill Dale and/or Mt Olympus, South of Rivendell. From $375 pp WHERE TO STAY The Resurgence. See page 15.

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Toby & Rachel Reid Abel Tasman, Golden Bay, Kahurangi, Nelson P M E W

+64 3 541 9530 +64 21 273 5023 toby@helicoptersnelson.co.nz www.helicoptersnelson.co.nz


NELSON

Trail Journeys The Great Taste Trail allows for day or multi-day rides, guided or self-guided options. Trail Journeys offer leisurely tours of stunning coastal and inland Nelson,vineyards and the craft beer trail. New Nelson e-bike tours.

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. $365 pp WHERE TO STAY The Resurgence. See page 15.

Andrew Schwass & Sean Doherty Nelson P +64 3 540 3095 FP 0800 292 538 E nelson@trailjourneys.co.nz W www.trailjourneysnelson.co.nz

The Sea Kayak Company A locally owned and operated boutique sea kayak 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 or a relaxed 90-minute unguided hike. Scenic boat cruises at the start and end of your day visiting beautiful beaches in the Abel Tasman National Park From $170 pp WHERE TO STAY The Resurgence. See page 15.

Paul and Andrea Kerwin Abel Tasman National Park Nelson P +64 3 528 7251 FP 0508 252925 E info@seakayaknz.co.nz W www.seakayaknz.co.nz

Wine Art Wilderness Tours 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 $600 pp HOBBIT LOCATION TOUR Small group full day tour visiting the maker of the ring and locations around Chetwood Forest or Rivendell. $285 pp WHERE TO STAY The Resurgence. See page 15.

Noel Kennedy Abel Tasman, Kahurangi, Nelson P +64 3 545 8485 FP 0800 326 868 E info@wineartandwilderness.co.nz W www.wineartandwilderness.co.nz

Cape Farewell Horsetreks 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. $125 pp 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 $160 pp WHERE TO STAY The Resurgence. See page 15.

Pamela & James Farewell Spit, Golden Bay Nelson P +64 3 524 8031 E fun@horsetreksnz.co.nz W www.horsetreksnz.co.nz

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WESTPORT | PUNAKAIKI | FRANZ JOSEF

Underworld Adventure Centre 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 stagmites, float out through galaxies of glowworms along an underground river. 4 hr trip. CHARLESTON GLOWWORM CAVE TOUR A dry 3 1/2 hr excursion through the upper levels of the caves.

PRICE from $20 to $175 WHERE TO STAY Birds Ferry Lodge. See page 16.

Norwest Adventures Charleston Adventure Centre 7368 SH6, Charleston 7865 West Coast P +64 3 788 8168 FP 0800 11 6686 E contact@caverafting.com W www.caverafting.com

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 7.20 am departure, up with the birds and lots of wildlife activity on the lagoons. $80 pp 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. $90 pp WHERE TO STAY Holly Homestead. See page 17.

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Swade Finch & Paula Sheridan The Strand, Okarito 27kms north of Franz Josef, West Coast 7856 P +64 3 753 4223 E okaritoboattours@gmail.com W www.okaritoboattours.co.nz


FRANZ JOSEF | FOX GLACIER

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-$409 pp 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-$499 pp WHERE TO STAY Holly Homestead. See page 17.

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. $26 pp PRIVATE POOLS There are 3 private pools. Book in advance. $90 (1-2 people). Massage also available. $140pp WHERE TO STAY Holly Homestead. See page 17.

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

Fox Glacier Guides 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. $399 pp 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. $699 pp WHERE TO STAY Mahitahi Lodge or Lake Moeraki Wilderness Lodge. See pages 18-19.

Bookings 44 Main Road, SH6 Fox Glacier, West Coast P +64 3 751 0825 FP 0800 111 600 E info@foxguides.co.nz W www.foxguides.co.nz

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 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 local whitebaiters’ stands. Helicopter transfers available. October-April, 10am, 1pm and 4pm daily. Winter, 11am only. 2.25 hours $199 pp WHERE TO STAY Mahitahi Lodge or Lake Moeraki Wilderness Lodge. See pages 18-19.

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

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LAKE WANAKA

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 $229 pp ESSENTIAL WANAKA COMBO Helicopter + jetboat + 4WD safari through the magnificent Matukituki Valley. 9.45am-4.30pm. $822 pp WHERE TO STAY Riverrun. See page 20.

Mark Orbell Town or accommodation pick-ups. Lake Wanaka FP 0800 234 000 M +64 27 390 2152 E tours@ridgelinenz.com W www.ridgelinenz.com

Eco Wanaka 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 halfday excursion to an island on the middle of Lake Wanaka. Discover birds, scenery, history, geology.... Half-day, 9am or 1.30pm. $225 pp ROB ROY GLACIER GUIDED HIKE One of Mt Aspiring National Park’s best full day hikes. Packed with interest and beautiful scenery. Full day, 9-5.30pm $275 pp WHERE TO STAY Riverrun. See page 20.

Chris Riley Town or accommodation pick-ups. Lake Wanaka P +64 3 443 2869 FP 0800 926 326 E explore@ecowanaka.co.nz W www.ecowanaka.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 50 min wilderness walk suitable all ages. Half day, 10am or 1pm. $239 pp 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. $639 pp WHERE TO STAY Riverrun. See page 20.

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Brent & Sue Pihama Town Centre departures Lake Wanaka P +64 3 443 4416 FP 0800 544 555 E info@wanakariverjourneys.co.nz W www.wanakariverjourneys.co.nz


LAKE WANAKA

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 and over the Southern Alps to land to join 2hr cruise on Milford Sound. Half day. $520 pp 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. $375 pp WHERE TO STAY Riverrun. See page 20.

Paul & Anne Cooper Wanaka & Makarora Airports Lake Wanaka P +64 3 443 4385 FP 0800 345 666 E flights@lakewanaka.co.nz W www.southernalpsair.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. $1195 pp MT ASPIRING & GLACIERS An unforgettable hour flying over the magnificent glaciers in the Mt Aspiring region, frozen lakes, icefalls and waterfalls. 2 landings, 1 hour. $540 pp WHERE TO STAY Riverrun. See page 20.

Toby & Nick Wallis Wanaka Airport, Lake Wanaka P M E W

+64 3 443 4000 +64 27 664 7945 fly@alpineheli.co.nz www.alpineheli.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. $249 pp 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 $599 pp WHERE TO STAY Riverrun. See page 20.

Dan McMullan Wanaka P +64 3 443 6363 FP 0800 TO BIKE E info@wanakabiketours.co.nz W www.wanakabiketours.co.nz

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QUEENSTOWN

Fat Tyre Adventure Fat Tyre Adventures have been offering a huge range of guided trips for 15yrs. Trips are mostly helicopter accessedand offer epic and exclusive back country rides. CLASSIC BACKCOUNTRY Awesome backcountry and single track trips design to suit you. 4WD up and bike back down. $209 pp THE NEVIS Helicopter access to the remote Nevis high country, flowy single track, wine country finish. Full day, full suspension bikes. Good fitness and intermediate to advanced skills advised. Full day. $540 pp WHERE TO STAY Arrowtown House, page 21, or The Dairy Boutique Hotel, page 22.

Greg McIntyre Arrowtown and Queenstown M +64 27 226 2822 FP 0800 328 897 E fattyre@xnet.co.nz W www.fat-tyre.co.nz W www.queenstown-trails.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. $185 pp SAFARI OF THE SCENES Explore Glenorchy, one of the main LOTR and Hobbit locations, Narnia and X-Men. Half day. 8.15am or 1.30pm. $185 pp WHERE TO STAY Arrowtown House, page 21, or The Dairy Boutique Hotel, page 22.

David and Amanda Gatward-Ferguson 37 Shotover Street Queenstown P +64 3 442 6699 FP 0800 688 222 E info@nomadsafaris.co.nz W www.nomadsafaris.co.nz

Dart River Jet 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. $235 pp 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. $399 pp WHERE TO STAY Arrowtown House, page 21, or The Dairy Boutique Hotel, page 22.

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Bookings Queenstown Info Centre Cnr Camp/Shotover Streets, Queenstown P +64 3 442 9992 FP 0800 327 853 E info@dartriverjetsafaris.co.nz W www.dartriver.co.nz


QUEENSTOWN

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 WINE TOUR An day among the boutique vineyards and spectacular scenery of Central Otago, perfect introduction to the region. 11am to 4pm. $199 pp PRIVATE WINE TOUR A 5 hour boutique tour just for you. Visit up to 4 vineyards, lunch at Carrick, local history and wine. 8am. $425 pp WHERE TO STAY Arrowtown House, page 21, or The Dairy Boutique Hotel, page 22.

Philip Green & Wendy Johnston Accommodation pick-up Queenstown 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. $209 pp REMARKABLES MOUNTAIN HELI HIKE Exclusive guided alpine walk with outstanding views across Lake Wakatipu and customised hiking options. Half day. $1070 pp WHERE TO STAY Arrowtown House, page 21, or The Dairy Boutique Hotel, page 22.

Bookings Accommodation pick-up Queenstown P +64 3 442 3000 FP 0800 832226 E info@nzwalks.com W www.nzwalks.com

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FIORDLAND

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.

ATA WHENUA DOUBTFUL SOUND HELI Just over an hour long helicopter journey through this extensive Sound. 1 hour. $540 pp ATA WHENUA DOUBTFUL & DUSKY SOUND HELI Magnificent journey from Doubtful Sound to remote Dusky Sound, including open coastline and 2 landings. 2 hrs 10 mins. Half day. $1090 pp WHERE TO STAY Dock Bay Lodge. See page 23.

Jill Mitchell-Larrivee & Jonathan Larrivee 472 Milford Rd Te Anau 9600 P +64 3 249 7575 E info@fiordlandhelicopters.co.nz W www.fiordlandhelicopters.co.nz

Trips & Tramps Explore Fiordland and some of New Zealand’s most beautiful hiking trails in a small group with an friendly, local guide. A range of walking and touring options available. KEPLER TRACK GUIDED HELI-HIKE Enjoy a stunning helicopter fight to Luxmore Hut in the alpine area then descend to the sandy shores of Lake Te Anau. Full day, 10am-4.30pm. $545 pp 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. $185 pp WHERE TO STAY Dock Bay Lodge. See page 23.

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Kate & Steve Norris Town or accommodation pick-ups. Te Anau P +64 3 249 7081 FP 0800 305 807 E info@tripsandtramps.com W www.tripsandtramps.com


FIORDLAND

Real Journeys

Fiordland Expeditions

Real Journeys is a family owned company that has grown to include many of Fiordland’s icons; cruises on all the fiords including adventures to more remote Dusky Sound and Preservation Inlet, kayaking, and the glowworm caves near Te Anau. From Queenstown they also offer cruises to Walter Peak Station (high country farm) where customers can experience farm tours, a gourmet BBQ lunch or dinner, horse treks and guided cycling. They offer a regular ferry service to Stewart Island as well as bus, boat and walking tours on the island..

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.

MILFORD OR DOUBTFUL SOUND OVERNIGHT CRUISES The best way to experience these fiords is on an overnight cruise. Spectacular scenery, good company, food and wine and onboard nature guides. FROM $308-$665 pp

DOUBTFUL SOUND OVERNIGHT CRUISE Cruise the Fiords and spot penguins, seals and dolphins. 9.30am departure from Manapouri, returning by midday the next day. FROM $595 pp PRIVATE CHARTER CRUISES Charter your vessel for a group of family or friends to explore for as long as you want. WHERE TO STAY Dock Bay Lodge. See page 23.

MILFORD MUST-DO SEA-KAYAKING Departs from Milford Sound, kayaking with a small group of up to 8 people, 4-5 hours on the water. Ex Milford $149 pp Ex Te Anau $180 pp TE ANAU GLOW WORM CAVES Boat across the lake to this awe inspiring underground cave system. 2 hrs 15 mins. Regular departures daily. $81-$85 pp PRESERVATION INLET DISCOVERY EXPEDITION Seven day voygage through Fiordland. Includes Doubtful, Dusky and Breaksea Sounds and Preservation Inlet. Retrace Captain Cook’s historic 1773 voyage. Helicopter transfer. April to September only. $2800 pp WHERE TO STAY Dock Bay Lodge. See page 23.

Te Anau or Queenstown Offices Te Anau Visitor Centre, Lakefront Drive Queenstown Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf P +64 3 249 6000 FP 0800 65 65 01 E contact@realjourneys.co.nz W www.realjourneys.co.nz

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

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FIORDLAND

Hollyford Track

Humpridge 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”. Transport options available from either Te Anau or Queenstown.

Hike along the southern Fiordland coast, up to the sub-alpine zone of the Humpridge, then down over historic viaducts across forested ravines to a beautiful shoreline frequented by dolphins. Helicopter options available to lift packs and take hikers to Okaka Lodge or into/out of Port Craig. A trully remote hike which will reward you with some of the best forest and birdlife in the country. Dr David Bellamy described the Waitutu forest as “probably the most important forest in the world.”

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. $1795-$2045 pp

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HUMPRIDGE GUIDED WALK Fully guided 3 night, 3 day hike (first night in Tuatapere). Includes a short helicopter flight across Te Waewae Bay, comfortable accommodation, all meals and pack transport on day 1. The birdlife on the Humpridge is some of the best and so is the forest. Lush rainforest through to beautiful subalpine vegetation, magnificent coastal and alpine views Good fitness recommended. $1645 pp

Bookings

Departures ex Te-Anau or Queenstown

Departures ex Tuatapere, Te Anau or Queenstown Office: 31 Orawia Rd, Tuatapere 9620

P +64 3 442 3000 FP 0800 832 226 E info@hollyfordtrack.co.nz W www.hollyfordtrack.com

P +64 3 226 6739 FP 0800 486 774 E walk@humpridgetrack.co.nz W www.humpridgetrack.co.nz


FIORDLAND | STEWART ISLAND

Wairaurahiri Jetboat A truly remote jetboat ride, combined with conservation efforts to protect native birdlife. Heli-jetboat options also. 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. $1090 pp WHERE TO STAY Dock Bay Lodge. See page 23. Allow 2 hrs to drive Te Anau to the Jetboat departure on Lake Hauroko.

Johan Groters & Joyce Kolk 1260 Clifden-Orawia Rd, Clifden, Tuatapere 9691 P M E W

+64 3 225 5677 +64 27 22 77 22 3 johan.joyce@wjet.co.nz www.wjet.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 $122.50 pp return $213 pp

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 WHERE TO STAY Sails Ashore. See page 24.

Raymond Hector Invercargill Airport, Invercargill Oban airport, Stewart Island P M E W

+64 3 218 9129 +64 274 355 172 sif@xtra.co.nz www.stewartislandflights.com

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THE CATLINS | OTAGO | EAST COAST

Catlins Wildlife Trackers The Catlins is a place for those who love nature, still with abundant birdlife. Seals, penguins and sea lions finding shelter on its coast. Wilderness meets farmland.

CATLINS WILDLIFE TOURS Go in search of Mohua and Yellow-Eyed Penguins, discover the headlands and beaches of this wild coast, home to petrels and sea lions. Full or half-day tours available. Must be booked in advance. $300-500 pp WHERE TO STAY Mohua Park Cottages. See page 25.

Bookings 744 Catlins Valley Road, Owaka RD2, Catlins P +64 3 415 8613 E info@catlinsmohuapark.co.nz W www.catlinsmohuapark.co.nz

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. $420 pp WHERE TO STAY Fletcher Lodge. See page 26.

Hildegard Lubcke Pick-up and drop off within Dunedin City P +64 3 454 5169 E info@natureguidesotago.co.nz W www.natureguidesotago.co.nz

Dunedin Railways & Taieri Gorge Railway Suberb way to discover Otago’s remote backcountry, coastline and small historic townships. Use the Taieri service to join a guided bike ride on the Otago Rail Trail (see Trail Journeys below.) TAIERI GORGE TO PUKARANGI OR MIDDLEMARCH A historic train trip 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 cafÊ, viewing platforms. Pukerangi $99 pp Middlemarch $113 pp WHERE TO STAY Fletcher Lodge. See page 26.

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. $275 pp WEDDERBURN TO CLYDE TRAIL BLAZER 2 day, 1 night, independent cycle adventure. WedderburnOmakau (42kms) Omakau-Clyde (36kms). Ensuite accommodation. Ex Clyde 9am $295 pp WHERE TO STAY Fletcher Lodge, page 26, Wanaka or Queenstown accommodation, pages 20-22.

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Bookings Clyde, Central Otago P +64 3 449 2150 FP 0800 030 381 E info@trailjourneys.co.nz W www.trailjourneys.co.nz


OTAGO | OAMARU | TIMARU

Oamaru 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 $28-40 pp WHERE TO STAY Pen-y-bryn Lodge. See page 27.

Bookings Waterfront Road, Oamaru P +64 3 433 1195 E bookings@penguins.co.nz W www.penguins.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. $95 pp 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-$2995 pp WHERE TO STAY Pen-y-bryn Lodge. See page 27.

Bookings 4 Wansbeck Street, Oamaru Otago P M E W

+64 3 434 5010 +64 2189 4427 vertventures@gmail.com www.verticalventures.co.nz

Te Ana Maori Rock Art 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. $22 pp TE ANA ROCK ART SITE TOUR Start from the Centre and then go on to visit the cave sites at Opihi. NovApril, 3 hours $130 pp WHERE TO STAY Pen-y-bryn Lodge. See page 27.

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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CHRISTCHURCH & KAIKOURA

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 $265 pp CITY GARDEN TOUR Explore two private and two public gardens, includes morning tea and lunch. 8.30am-4.30pm. FROM $265 pp WHERE TO STAY The George Hotel. See page 28.

Irene Hayward & Chris Platt Christchurch P +64 3 384 6148 MP +64 21 384 614 E trails@xtra.co.nz W www.canterburytrails.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. $180 pp

Bookings

WHERE TO STAY The Hapuku Factory or Shearwater Lodge. See page 30 and opposite. The George (2 hours from Christchurch) page 28.

P +64 3 319 6580 E info@whales.co.nz W www.whales.co.nz

Kaikoura Airfield Kaikoura

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-$175 pp ALBATROSS ENCOUNTER A 2 1/2 hour coastal cruise to view albatross, petrels, shearwaters, shags, terns and gulls, just 15 mins from the shore. Departs 2-3 times daily. $125 pp WHERE TO STAY The Hapuku Factory or Shearwater Lodge. See page 30 and opposite. The George (2 hours from Christchurch) page 28.

Dennis & Lynette Buurman, Ian Bradshaw 96 Esplanade, Kaikoura P +64 3 319 6777 FP 0800 733 365 E info@encounterkaikoura.co.nz W www.encounterkaikoura.co.nz

Whale Watch 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 12.45 am 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. $150 pp WHERE TO STAY The Hapuku Factory or Shearwater Lodge. See page 30 and opposite. The George (2 hours from Christchurch) page 28.

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


KAIKOURA

Kaikoura Wilderness Walks Puhi Peaks Nature Reserve is home to Kaikoura Wilderness Experience which offers exclusive adventures on 8000 acres of privately owned wilderness high in the Seaward Kaikoura mountains. Enjoy the unique experience of private access to superb high country hiking, native wildflower valleys, rushing rivers and dramatic peaks rising to 8,500ft/2,600m. Your destination for your adventures is remote Shearwater Lodge, purpose built at 1000m to provide you with welcoming hosts, luxurious accommodation, good food and wine and outstanding views in every direction. SHEARWATER LODGE This luxury eco lodge is situated high in the Kaikoura Ranges, a short helicopter ride or full day’s hike in from Puhi Peaks Station. Accommodation includes spacious living and dining area, and six super-king or twin/share bedrooms. Each room has its own ensuite bathroom and private balcony from where you may enjoy the peace and serenity of this unsurpassed setting.

If you are a keen walker and nature lover this is a fantastic New Zealand experience. An exclusive guided hike at a gentle pace through the Puhi Peaks Nature Reserive high in the Seaward Kaikoura ranges. Day One is 6kms/3.7mls, day two climbs high to Surveyors Peak at 5,000 where the 360 views are breathtaking, 5.5kms/3.4mls. Day three is 8.5kms/5.3mls traveling 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. Enjoy the magic of the wilderness lodge in the evening. $1895 pp

THE WALK

Also available are exclusive use options, helicopter/lodge packages, day walking tours, nature, birding and photography options and guided hunting. $POA

TAILORED OPTIONS

Hutton’s Shearwater WHERE TO STAY Shearwater Lodge on the track and The Hapuku Factory off-track in Kaikoura (page 30). The Seaward Kaikoura mountain

range is home to the endemic and endangered Hutton’s shearwater, the only seabird in NZ to nest in mountains . This rare bird which has only two wild breeding colonies left, one in Shearwater Stream in the Puhi Peaks reserve, feeds at sea during the day and returns to nest in the subalpine at 6,000ft/1500m at dusk. See Albatross Encounter page 56.

Nicky McArthur Kaikoura Wilderness Walks & Shearwater Lodge, Puhi Peaks Station, Kaikoura P +64 3 319 6966 FP 0800 945 337 E info@kaikourawilderness.co.nz W www.kaikourawilderness.co.nz

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SMALL GROUP & SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS

Special Interest Tours & Private Transfers New Zealand has a number of small tour operators who provide private transport and either small guided group or exclusive trips around the country. Companies such as Time Unlimited Tours provide personalised tours and transfers in luxury vehicles between Auckland and destinations such as the Bay of Islands, Coromandel, Hobbiton/Waikato & Rotorua/Taupo and beyond on a one-day, one-way or multi-day basis. Canterbury Trails offer small multi-day tours in the South Island as well as their excellent Christchurch-based day trips. Bularangi Motorbikes are New Zealand’s premier motorbike touring company. Their Harley Davidson tours cover a wide range of guided and self-guided options. Kiwi Dundee offer personally designed trips throughout the country focusing on nature and wildlife, soft adventure and walking trips.

Time Unlimited Tours & Private Transfers Experience Auckland and New Zealand in a luxuriously comfortable vehicle with this award-winning tour operator. Personalised and bespoke tours and transfers focussing on expectional service and offering ‘Kiwitanga’ at its best; a unique blend of Kiwi and Maori hospitality along with a strong focus on ecofocussed travel. Your knowledgeable guides will ensure you experience New Zealand’s people, cultures, cuisine, diverse cities, coastlines, flora and fauna. Time Unlimited tours connect regions from Auckland to Rotorua/Taupo, Waitomo Caves, the Hobbiton Movie Set, Hokianga & Waipoua Forest, the Bay of Islands, the Coromandel, Matakana and many other locations around New Zealand.

Canterbury Trails Canterbury Trails specialises in guided small group tours (2-8 depending on the tour). Based in Christchurch their portfolio includes day trips to Akaroa, Arthur’s Pass and Kaikoura, as well as multi-day tours around the South Island. They also transfer from Christchurch to Queenstown (or reverse) via the West Coast and glaciers, Central Otago or Mt Cook. Owner operated, Canterbury Trails takes pride in giving guests not just a personalised tour but an intimate New Zealand experience with special picnic spots and views, experienced guides and private tailor-made tours from anywhere in South Island, covering activities such as walking, photography, wine, art, golf, fishing or just relaxing. PRICE from $945 - POA every tour is different.

PRICE from $265 - POA

Néill & Ceillhe Sperath Suite 276/92, Franklin Road, Freemans Bay, Auckland 1011 P M E W

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+64 9 846 3469 +64 274 846 369 info@newzealandtours.travel www.newzealandtours.travel

Irene Hayward & Chris Platt Christchurch P +64 3 384 6148 M +64 21 384 614 E trails@xtra.co.nz W www.canterburytrails.co.nz


SMALL GROUP & SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS

Bularangi Harley Tours

Companion Tours New Zealand

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 rental only, independent motorbike tours, fully guided self ride motorbike tours or chauffeured passenger tours by Harley Davidson (for those without a motorbike license.) Local New Zealand guides only. 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, lunches and selected excursions.

Companion Tours is operated by Kiwi Dundee’s Doug Johansen and Jan Poole NZ Eco Tourism Award winners & Queen Medal recipients for their work in tourism. Doug and Jan have guided visitors all over New Zealand for many years. They offer a variety of New Zealand-wide deluxe, small group, or private customised tours. Their specialty is soft adventure tours and walks, sharing in-depth knowledge, a passion for nature and personal favorite destinations. Every tour is tailor made and can be designed to suit all ages and fitness levels. Air-conditioned vehicles provide the very best in luxury travel.

3 DAY BAY OF ISLANDS/NORTHLAND Bike hire and assistance with route planning, accommodation and GPS navigation.

COMPANION TOURS Customised private tours with world renowned professional kiwi guides Doug Johansen and Jan Poole as your personal companions. Every tour is tailormade to suit your special interests and to suit all ages and fitness levels. Travel at your own pace.

COROMANDEL PENINSULA Bike hire and assistance with route planning, accommodation and GPS navigation. 3 DAY CHRISTCHURCH WINE & WHALE TOUR Bike hire and assistance with route planning, accommodation and GPS navigation. 10 DAY SOUTH ISLAND LUXURY TOUR $4265-$4565 3 DAY MILFORD SOUND TOUR Enjoy a unique side-car travel experience. INDEPENDENT TOURS Self guided from $485 per day. CHAUFFERED PASSENGER TOURS Enjoy a unique side-car travel experience. $490-625 for 4 hour to full day options.

14 DAY NATURAL NORTH SOUTH NEW ZEALAND Taking you “off the beaten track”, these adventures include guided walks, first class service, superb food and the finest lodges and luxurious accommodations. Maximum group size of these tours is limited and exclusive private trips can be arranged. A very genuine New Zealand experience. WALKING TOURS Hikes and walks designed to suit for as many days as you like. A variety of accommodation, from luxury lodges to bed and breakfasts. Choose from 1-5 day small group or exclusive Coromandel and North Island hiking tours.

PRICE from $350 to $$$$

Baz & Ali Howie

PRICE $POA

Doug Johansen & Jan Poole Coromandel and Nationwide

Waihi, Coromandel and Nationwide P +64 7 863 6069 FP 0800 787980 E harley@bularangi.com W www.motorbikesnz.co.nz

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