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Welcome to New Zealand! New Zealand is your chance to escape the ordinary. It truly is a breathtakingly beautiful place where majestic fiords wait to be explored and towering mountains cloak wide open spaces of untouched wilderness. It is a mystical place of rolling hills, boiling mud pools, ancient rainforests, myths and legends. Add to this the fascinating and rich Maori culture and a holiday experience unlike any other awaits you. We invite you to let our team of experts and New Zealand specialists here at Kirra Tours help you create your perfect holiday, so whether you’re looking for a short weekend break or an extended touring experience, we are sure you will find everything you need in this comprehensive travel guide. Safe travels and we look forward to welcoming you to our friendly shores soon. Chris Bowdidge, General Manager

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What's Inside Celebrating 50 Years The Kirra Difference New Zealand Maps and Driving Times Frequently Asked Questions and Things To Know

Plan Your Journey Car Rentals Motorhome Rentals Transfers, Train and Ferry Journeys Cruise Shore Excursions Accommodation Chains

Our Favourite Self-Drive Holidays North Island Self-Drive Itineraries South Island Self-Drive Itineraries Both Island Self-Drive Itineraries

Top of the North Island Auckland Northland Coromandel

Heart of the North Island Hamilton and Bay of Plenty Rotorua Taupo

Bottom of the North Island Tongariro Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa Wellington

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Marlborough Nelson Kaikoura and Hanmer Springs

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Heart of the South Island Christchurch Tekapo and Mt Cook West Coast

Bottom of the South Island Wanaka Queenstown Te Anau and Fiordland National Park Dunedin Southland and Stewart Island

Multi-Day Guided Walks

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Fiordland National Park and Marlborough Sounds

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Kirra Escorted Coach Tours Terms and Conditions

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Roys Peak, Wanaka Credit: Miles Holden

Welcome to New Zealand

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Celebrating 50 Years

of Touring Excellence Kirra Coach from the 1970s

A Pioneer with Travel at Heart In 1968, Jack Manning, a high school maths and woodwork teacher, turned his love of travel into a thriving South Australian business. In March that year, Jack organised a tour to New Zealand for his fellow teachers and its success saw him establish a commercial tour operation in the quiet Adelaide suburb of Pasadena. Whilst coach touring remained the cornerstone of Kirra, rental cars, motorhomes, accommodation and sightseeing tours were added to the product range as the company grew. Held in the highest regard within the New Zealand Tourism industry, he enjoyed a reputation of not mincing his words and would not allow the ‘big boys’ to dominate and be favoured at the expense of the smaller operators and always spoke out for a fair go for all. Jack’s success was due entirely to his own efforts.

Jack Manning

Kirra Tours Today Over the last 50 years, Kirra Tours has been host to hundreds of thousands of happy travellers from all corners of the globe. Today, Kirra is owned by the Guthrey family, a name synonymous with travel and tourism in New Zealand spanning three generations. Kirra enjoys an enviable reputation worldwide as one of New Zealand’s leading and most innovative tour operators and specialist travel companies. Its management and staff share an unparalleled passion and love of their country and look forward to sharing it with you. In a world that is continuously changing, Kirra constantly strives to enhance our guests' experiences to ensure we live up to the founding values and philosophy that always put the customer at the heart of the business. Kirra's fleet of luxury coaches are the very latest on New Zealand roads


Specialists from our reservations team in the Bay of Islands, Northland, June 2018 Matapouri, Tutukaka

Dedicated Team of Experts Your Holiday Experience Our dedicated and enthusiastic team of experts are passionate about New Zealand and will do everything they can to ensure you end up with the holiday you want!

Planning your holiday is made easy with the help of this travel guide and the wealth of information provided by our very own New Zealand Specialists.

Let us take away the worry and hassle of trying to put together the ultimate New Zealand holiday. Our specialist consultants research and recommend the best options for you in order to guarantee you get the ideal mix of cultural, historical and natural scenery that makes New Zealand such a unique destination.

Whether you are wanting to book a motorhome or self-drive itinerary, a weekend getaway, a coach tour, family ski vacation, cruise shore excursion or wonderful sightseeing experience, let us share our knowledge with you to make certain you fall in love with Aotearoa and return with lifelong memories of a happy and worry-free holiday.

We make it easy by assisting in pre-booking all of your land arrangements so there is no time wasted waiting in queues and no chance of missing out due to a tour or activity being sold out. You just walk in and begin enjoying yourself the moment you arrive. We are proud to be 100% Kiwi owned and look forward to providing you with the trip of a lifetime.

Great Places to Stay With the most comprehensive range of accommodation throughout New Zealand, we can provide you with unlimited choices in style, location, quality and price. Be it hotels, motels, apartments, resorts, luxury retreats, exclusive lodges or hosted bed and breakfasts, your choices are endless. Simply provide your Travel Agent with either your quality requirements or budget and then we can tailor the accommodation choices to suit. The accommodation featured in this brochure has been graded according to the New Zealand Qualmark system so you can be confident in your choices when booking.

Feature Activities If you wish to incorporate into your itinerary a guided walk, an overnight cruise, a special lodge or perhaps a popular train journey such as the famous TranzAlpine, Kirra Tours can take care of these arrangements for you.

Standard Comfortable standard of room and basic on-site facilities. Superior Well-appointed rooms and wide range of on-site facilities supported by a high level of service.

Qualmark Accredited Qualmark is New Zealand Tourism’s official mark of quality. The Qualmark accreditation system is designed to ensure you get the best holiday experience from reputable and trustworthy businesses. We are independently assessed each year to ensure we meet stringent requirements in terms of service standards, safety and environmental activities. Our endorsement is your assurance of Kirra Tours ability to deliver a first-class holiday experience.

Deluxe Highest standards available with well-equipped rooms, excellent facilities and superior service.

Get Social with Kirra The internet has revolutionised travel and enhanced the individual experience. Join in the fun and get involved in Kirra Tours' online community. You can ask direct questions, read and make comments, share photos and experiences and even make suggestions. Search your favourite social media applications for 'Kirra Tours' to get started! Use the tags: @kirratours #kirratours /kirratoursnewzealand

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Please note: Most accommodation in New Zealand has off-street parking. In major cities where there is limited off-street parking, you may be required to pay and this can cost between NZD$5-NZD$25 a night, depending on the property.

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Driving Times

Te Ika-a-Maui The North Island is known for its volcanic and geothermal activity, national parks, magnificent beaches, sprawling farmlands, award-winning vineyards and bustling cosmopolitan cities. Home to three-quarters of New Zealand’s population, you will experience modern kiwi life in all its diversity and discover the richness of Maori culture. Cape Reinga 0 2.0

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Kaitaia 1.40

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Warkworth Coromandel

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New Plymouth

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Hamilton

Ohakune

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New Plymouth

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Wellington

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1.25

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Kaitaia

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1:45

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Opotiki

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Taupo 1.00

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North Island Driving Times 490km

Tirau

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Heart of the North

Martinborough

Rotorua

Hicks Bay

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Driving Times

Te Waipounamu The South Island boasts some of the purest natural wonders and landscapes you will ever see. Towering mountain ranges, dramatic glacial valleys, picturesque lakes, stunning fiords, rugged coastlines, star-filled skies and abundant wildlife provide the perfect backdrop to some of the most amazing leisure and adventure activities you will experience.

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Nelson

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Queen Charlotte Sound

Abel Tasman National Park

Blenheim

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Authur’s Pass

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Ashburton

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Timaru

Christchurch hrs

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Doubtful Sound

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Darfield

Tekapo

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Mt Cook

Haast

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Waipara

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Hokitika

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Greymouth

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Oamaru

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Catlins Forest Park

Dunedin

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Oban

Nelson

Stewart Island

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Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Frequently Asked Questions When should I visit New Zealand? New Zealand is beautiful year round and has so much to offer in all seasons. With great snow and skiing in winter, abundant sunshine in summer, beautiful colours and breathtaking scenery in autumn and spring, New Zealand offers it all. The best time of year to see New Zealand will depend on what you want to see and do, with the most popular time to travel being between January and March. So make sure you book in advance to secure your spot.

Do I need a special licence to drive? You can legally drive in New Zealand for up to 12 months if you have either a current driver's licence from your home country or an International Driving Permit (IDP). All drivers must carry their licence or permit at all times when driving. You will only be able to drive the same types of vehicles you are licensed to drive in your home country. The common legal age to rent a car in New Zealand is 21 years. A standard car licence is required to drive a motorhome. Make sure your driver's licence is current, not provisional and in English.

What is the weather like? New Zealand does not have a large temperature range compared to other countries. Most of the country receives moderate rainfall and abundant sunshine. The average temperature decreases as you travel south with January and February being the warmest months and July the coldest. The average maximum temperature ranges between 20-30ºC (7090°F) in summer and between 10-15ºC (50-60°F) in winter.

What should I wear?

Fast Facts Capital City: Wellington Population: 4.5 million Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD$) International Calling Code: +64 Time Zone: NZST (UTC+12) Driving Side: Left-hand side Mean Temperatures: January 19.3°C, July 10.8°C Languages: English, Maori and New Zealand Sign Language

Electrical Device: 240v - 3 prong plugs, AC supply Ethnic Groups: 74.6% European, 15.6% Maori, 12.2% Asian, 7.8% Pacific Peoples Daylight Saving Dates: 2018 Start: Sunday 30 Sep 2019 End: Sunday 7 Apr 2019 Start: Sunday 29 Sep

Holidays Public Holidays 2018 Monday 23 Oct - Labour Day Tuesday 25 Dec - Christmas Day Wednesday 26 Dec - Boxing Day Public Holidays 2019 Tuesday 1 Jan - New Year's Day Wednesday 2 Jan - Day after New Years Day Wednesday 6 Feb - Waitangi Day Friday 19 Apr - Good Friday Monday 22 Apr - Easter Monday Thursday 25 Apr - ANZAC Day Monday 3 Jun - Queen's Birthday

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School Holidays 2018 and 2019 Primary, Intermediate and Secondary School 29 Sep 18 - 14 Oct 18 19 Dec 18 - 6 Feb 19 13 Apr 19 - 28 Apr 19 6 Jul 19 - 21 Jul 19 28 Sep 19 - 13 Oct 19

Temperate climates allow for comfortable and casual clothing. A sweater or jacket is always recommended. During the summer evenings can be cool with frost and snow not uncommon in the Southern Alps. Include comfortable walking shoes and an umbrella. For dining out, neat casual clothing is acceptable.

How long should I stay? A typical two island itinerary will cover around 3,500km and with time for sightseeing you will ideally need 21-25 days. If your time is limited, a visit to one island will require 9-13 days. If you are self-driving, there are very few motorways, so don’t underestimate travel times. Distances may seem short, however roads often include hilly, narrow or winding terrain which can slow your journey. Refer to our driving maps on pages 6 and 7 for more details. For up to date petrol prices visit www.pricewatch.co.nz

Do I need a passport or visa? All visitors to New Zealand must carry a passport that is valid for at least three months beyond the date of your intended departure. Many people will qualify for visa-free entry depending on your country of origin. You can obtain visa requirements from the New Zealand Immigration Service – www.immigration.govt.nz

Should I take out travel insurance? You should seek the advice of your Travel Agent for suitable insurance cover. Your Travel Agent can provide policies covering cancellation, baggage damage or loss, traveller's cheques, personal accident or death, medical expenses and personal liability. Most Travel Agents will request that you sign an Indemnity in the event that you decline travel insurance.


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Your Journey

Car Rentals Motorhome Rentals Train, Bus and Ferry Journeys Cruise Shore Excursions Accommodation Chains Interislander Ferry Credit: Great Journeys of New Zealand

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Car Rentals

Budget rental advantages: ++ Comprehensive Insurance ++ Unlimited kilometres ++ 24-hour roadside assistance ++ Power steering and central locking ++ Convenient, time and cost saving depots at airports, train and ferry terminals ++ Hotel/Motel delivery in main centres on request at time of booking. T&Cs apply ++ Touring maps free on request

Toyota Corolla Hatch or similar #C/CDAR

Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar #IDAR

Toyota Camry or similar #FDAR

Automatic, 4/5 Door, Seats 5, Luggage 2xMed 1xSml

Automatic, 4/5 Door, Seats 5, Luggage 1xLrg 2xMed

Automatic, 4 Door, Seats 5, Luggage 3xLrg 1xSml

Seasons and Days 1 Aug 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

3-6 7-13 14-20

21+

$79 $75 $70 $67 $94 $90 $87 $83 $84 $80 $75 $73

Seasons and Days 1 Aug 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

3-6 7-13 14-20

21+

$87 $82 $78 $75 $103 $100 $97 $93 $91 $85 $82 $79

Seasons and Days 1 Aug 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

3-6 7-13 14-20

$91 $87 $84 $80 $111 $107 $103 $100 $94 $91 $88 $84

Toyota Rav 4 or similar #IFAR

Toyota Prado or similar #PFAR

Hyundai Imax or similar #PVAR

Automatic 4WD, 5 Door, Seats 5, Luggage 3xLrg

Automatic 4WD, 5 Door, Seats 5, Luggage 5xLrg

Automatic, 5 Door, Seats 8, Luggage 6xLrg

Seasons and Days 1 Aug 19 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

3-6 7-13 14-20

21+

$109 $106 $102 $100 $128 $124 $121 $116 $112 $110 $106 $103

Seasons and Days 1 Aug 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

Minimum age: All drivers must be 21 years old or over and hold a current non-probationary driver's licence. There is no young driver’s surcharge (subject to change). Inter-island travel: Rental cars are not transported between islands, saving unnecessary expense. Depots are located at Wellington and Picton wharves. A minimum 3-day hire applies per island. Insurance excess: In the event of an accident the hirer is responsible for an excess of NZD$3,450 (imprint only). This excess can be reduced to NZD$258.75 on payment of NZD$28.75 per day. For Minivans and 4WDs, the excess is NZD$4,312.50 (imprint only). This excess can be reduced to NZD$258.75 on payment of NZD$32.20 per day.

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3-6 7-13 14-20

21+

$158 $147 $147 $145 $160 $158 $151 $146 $161 $151 $151 $149

Seasons and Days 1 Aug 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

21+

3-6 7-13 14-20

21+

$146 $138 $136 $132 $170 $163 $159 $155 $150 $142 $139 $136

This option also includes personal accident cover for death, disability and medical expenses. Minimum hire period: Minimum hire is 1 day if the hire starts and ends at same location or 3 days if it is a one-way hire. A one-way rental fee of NZD$57.50 is applicable to one-way hires less than 7 days. Security bond: The renter is required to present their credit card at the time of rental, for security and any additionals such as refuelling, cleaning and late returns. Airport/ferry fee: NZD$45+GST is paid when collecting or dropping off a vehicle from/to an airport or ferry terminal. This fee is only charged once per hire. Inclusive rates are available. Free call Kirra Tours for pricing on 1800 888 242.


Europcar rental advantages: ++ New Zealand's newest fleet including prestige cars ++ Unlimited kilometres ++ 24/7 roadside assistance ++ Convenient vehicle depots at airport, train stations and ferry terminals ++ Europcar Vehicles are 0-6 months ++ Touring maps

Holden Spark or similar #ECMR

Holden Barina or similar #CDAR

Holden Captiva AWD or similar #SFAR

Manual, 5 Door, Seats 4, Luggage 1xLarge

Automatic, 5 Door, Seats 5, Luggage 2xMedium

Automatic, 4 Door, Seats 5, Luggage 3xLarge

Seasons and Days Low Shoulder High

3-6 7-13 14-20

21+

$66 $64 $57 $56 $82 $80 $76 $73 $91 $89 $84 $80

Seasons and Days Low Shoulder High

3-6 7-13 14-20

21+

$67 $65 $58 $57 $87 $83 $78 $74 $96 $92 $85 $82

Seasons and Days Low Shoulder High

3-6 7-13 14-20

21+

$97 $93 $91 $89 $124 $116 $114 $112 $137 $128 $125 $124

Toyota Camry or similar #FDAR

Toyota Highlander or similar #FFAR

Ford Escape Trend or similar #IFAR

Automatic, 4 Door, Seats 5, Luggage 3xLarge

Automatic, Diesel, 5 Door, Seats 5, Luggage 4xMedium

Automatic, Diesel, 4 Door, Seats 5, Luggage 3xLarge

Seasons and Days Low Shoulder High

3-6 7-13 14-20

21+

$84 $80 $76 $75 $111 $107 $103 $100 $123 $119 $114 $110

Seasons and Days Low Shoulder High

Driver requirements: All drivers must hold a current non-probationary driver’s licence. Minimum 21 years for ECMR, CDAR, IDAR, ICAR, SDAR, FDAR, CFAR, IGAR, IFAR, SFAR and 25 years for all other vehicles. Inter-island travel: Cars cannot be transported on the Interislander ferry. Depots are located at Wellington and Picton terminals. Minimum hire period: No one-way fees apply for rentals 3 days or more. Fees vary for rentals 1-2 days. Ask Kirra Tours for details. Security bond: Your credit or debit card will be pre-authorised for a NZD$200 security bond to cover any outstanding auxiliary items identified on return of your vehicle. Inclusive rates are available. Free call Kirra Tours for pricing on 1800 888 242.

3-6 7-13 14-20

21+

$105 $96 $94 $92 $128 $120 $118 $115 $141 $133 $130 $127

Seasons and Days Low Shoulder High

3-6 7-13 14-20

21+

$87 $82 $80 $76 $123 $115 $112 $111 $136 $127 $124 $123

Vehicle liability: The liability on Europcar vehicles is NZD$4,450 - NZD$6,900 depending on vehicle booked. Please inquire with Kirra Tours for the liability and reduction options for these vehicles. There is a further option to purchase a nil excess, as well as windscreen cover, wheels and iridescences. Please contact Kirra Tours for further information. Location surcharges: A fee of NZD$51.75 applies to all vehicles collected from an airport. Seasons: Low: 1 Aug-Oct 18; Shoulder: 1 Nov-25 Dec 18, 7-31 Jan 19, 1-31 Mar 19, High: 26 Dec 18 to 6 Jan 19, 1-28 Feb 19.

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Plan Your Journey

Car Rentals


Plan Your Journey

Car Rentals

Apex rental advantages: ++ Unlimited kms and comprehensive insurance ++ No extra charges or one-way fees, no credit card fees or extra driver fees ++ Free airport shuttle and pick-up / drop-off to CBD ++ Free vehicle ferry ticket when passenger tickets booked with Apex ++ 14 conveniently located depots nation wide ++ CANSTAR 'Most Satisfied Customers' award winner 2014-17

Nissan Wingroad or similar #Group C

Toyota Corolla Hatch or similar #Group O

Toyota Camry or similar #Group E

Automatic, 4/5 Door, Seats 5, Luggage 3xLrg 2xSml

Automatic, 4/5 Door, Seats 5, Luggage 1xLrg 3xSml

Automatic, 4 Door, Seats 5, Luggage 2xLrg 3xSml

Seasons and Days 1 Aug 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

3-6 7-13 14-20

21+

$57 $47 $40 $37 $73 $58 $51 $47 $58 $48 $42 $38

Seasons and Days 1 Aug 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

3-6 7-13 14-20

21+

$80 $67 $56 $49 $98 $83 $71 $62 $83 $70 $58 $52

Seasons and Days 1 Aug 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

3-6 7-13 14-20

21+

$92 $78 $67 $58 $105 $88 $74 $65 $94 $80 $70 $61

Toyota Rav 4 or similar #Group I

Toyota Highlander or similar #Group N

Hyundai Imax or similar #Group G

Automatic 4WD, 5 Door, Seats 5, Luggage 4xLrg 3xSml

Automatic 4WD, 5 Door, Seats 5, Luggage 4xLrg 3xSml

Automatic, 5 Door, Seats 8, Luggage 5xLrg 3xSml

Seasons and Days 1 Aug 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

3-6 7-13 14-20

21+

$98 $82 $70 $62 $123 $102 $83 $78 $101 $84 $73 $65

Seasons and Days 1 Aug 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

3-6 7-13 14-20

21+

$105 $87 $74 $67 $132 $109 $94 $84 $107 $89 $76 $70

Seasons and Days 1 Aug 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

3-6 7-13 14-20

21+

$107 $89 $75 $69 $147 $125 $106 $93 $110 $92 $78 $71

Driver requirements: Minimum 21 years, no maximum age. A full valid licence in English is the minimum requirement to drive a manual and must be sighted at commencement of hire. If the licence is not in English, it must be accompanied by a current International Driver's Permit or official translation.

Insurance Excess Waiver: (Excess Reduction Fee) 3-20 day hires: NZD$15 per day reduces the excess to NIL. 21+ days at NZD$12 per day.

Minimum hire: 1 day minimum rental is required - one rental day is equal to 24 hours calculated from the time the vehicle is collected. Minimum rental periods may apply between other depots during some periods.

Extras: (per island) Baby seats and boosters seats, (no capsules) - charges apply. GPS Navigation Unit: price on application. Ski racks: NZD$25 each. Snow chains: NZD$25 each.

Insurance excess: Clients are responsible for the first NZD$2,000 of any claim. Apex will accept debit cards with credit card facilities (Visa and Mastercard). Cash is not an option for the bond payment.

APEX does not guarantee specific models within the class range requested. Conditions of hire subject to change without notice.

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Transfers: Free airport shuttle and pick-up/drop-off to CBD. Subject to confirmation at time of reservation.

Inclusive rates are available. Free call Kirra Tours for pricing on 1800 888 242.


Included with your hire: ++ Unlimited kilometres ++ 24-hour roadside assist ++ Return airport transfers ++ Kitchen equipment, linen and bedding ++ Driver goes free to Waitomo Caves ++ In-vehicle tablet featuring GPS navigation

2 Berth Ultima Motorhome

4 Berth Cascade Motorhome

6 Berth River Motorhome

Capacity: 2 adults

Capacity: 4 adults

Capacity: 6 adults

Features include: 2.2lt automatic turbo diesel, shower and toilet, kitchen, LCD screen and DVD player, diesel heating, internal access, spacious interior, exterior BBQ.

Features include: 2.2lt automatic turbo diesel, shower and toilet, kitchen, LCD screen and DVD player, diesel heating, internal access.

Features include: 2.0lt or 2.2lt automatic turbo diesel, shower and toilet, kitchen, LCD screen and DVD player, diesel heating, internal access, spacious interior, extra spacious rear bed.

Dimentions: length 7.00m, width 2.04m, height 2.80m, internal headroom 1.90m.

Dimentions: length 6.70m, width 2.21m, height 3.10m, internal headroom 2.06m. Bedding: 2 doubles (bunk beds)

Bedding: 1 double or 2 singles

Dimentions: length 7.10m, width 2.38m, height 3.25m, internal headroom 2.10m. Bedding: 3 double beds

From $134 per day

From $147 per day

From $154 per day

Maui Inclusive Pack Your one-stop shop for worry free travel. We’re sure you’ll find the extra peace of mind that this pack offers well worth it. For just an extra NZD$55 per day (max NZD$2,750) you will get:

++ Liability Reduction Option (NIL liability, credit card authority taken and no deposit required)

++ Single vehicle rollover cover ++ WiFi, including 1GB of data ++ Extra driver fees ++ Linen exchange

++ Picnic table ++ Picnic chair per person travelling ++ Child/Booster seat if required ++ Snow chains if required ++ Portable fan heater if required

Vehicle depots: Located close to Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown Airports with opening hours 8:00am to 4:30pm daily except Christmas Day. Last pick-up and drop-off at 3:30pm. NZD$95 location fee applies for hires to or from Queenstown.

Minimum hire and one-way fees: Minimum and maximum rental periods apply and are subject to change. One-way fees of up to NZD$250 may apply, please ask your Kirra Tours consultant for further details.

Standard rate insurance: A Liability Deposit of NZD$7,500 must be paid by credit card and will be debited immediately. This includes any damage to the vehicle including overhead and underbody damage, and damage to third party property. Liability Deposit is fully refundable if the vehicle is returned on time in a clean undamaged condition and with a full tank of fuel. This can be reduced to nil by purchasing the Liability Reduction Option at NZD$45 per day. A Road User Charge Recovery fee is also incurred at up to NZD$6.62 per 100km, unless the Express Return Pack is purchased which includes this fee.

Public holiday surcharge: A NZD$100 surcharge will be applied to rentals picking up or dropping off on all national public holidays.

For a complete list of Maui vehicles and full terms and conditions, visit our website www.kirratours.co.nz

Optional extras: Child and booster seats, snow chains, first-aid kit, picnic tables and chairs, fan heaters and prepaid gas (LPG) at a nominal charge.

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Motorhome Rentals


Plan Your Journey

Motorhome Rentals

Included with your hire: ++ Unlimited kilometres ++ 24-hour roadside assist ++ Return airport transfers ++ Kitchen equipment, linen and bedding ++ Driver goes free to Waitomo Caves ++ In-vehicle tablet featuring GPS navigation

2 Berth Venturer Campervan

4 Berth Explorer Auto Campervan

6 Berth Frontier Campervan

Capacity: 2 adults

Capacity: 4 adults

Capacity: 6 adults

Features include: Turbo diesel, automatic, shower and toilet, kitchen, diesel heating, internal access, spacious interior.

Features include: Turbo diesel, automatic, shower and toilet, kitchen, LCD screen and DVD player, diesel heating, internal access, spacious interior.

Features include: Turbo diesel, automatic, shower and toilet, 2 living areas, kitchen, LCD screen and DVD player, diesel heating, internal access, spacious interior.

Dimentions: length 6.00m-7.20m, width 2.04m, height 2.80m, internal headroom 1.90m-1.94m.

Dimentions: length 7.25m, width 2.34m, height 3.25m, internal headroom 2.15m.

Dimentions: length 7.10m, width 2.38m, height 3.25m, internal headroom 2.10m.

Bedding: 1 double or 2 singles

Bedding: 2 double beds

Bedding: 3 double beds

From $80 per day

From $100 per day

From $106 per day

Britz Inclusive Pack Your one-stop shop for worry free travel. We’re sure you’ll find the extra peace of mind that this pack offers well worth it. For just an extra NZD$55 per day (max NZD$2,750) you will get:

++ Liability Reduction Option (NIL liability, credit card authority taken and no deposit required)

++ Single vehicle rollover cover ++ WiFi, including 1GB of data ++ Extra driver fees ++ Linen exchange

++ Picnic table ++ Picnic chair per person travelling ++ Child/booster seat if required ++ Snow chains if required ++ Portable fan heater if required

Vehicle depots: Located close to Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown Airports with opening hours 8:00am to 4:30pm daily except Christmas Day. Last pick-up and drop-off at 3:30pm. NZD$95 location fee applies for hires to or from Queenstown.

Minimum hire and one-way fees: Minimum and maximum rental periods apply and are subject to change. One-way fees of up to NZD$250 may apply, please ask your Kirra Tours consultant for further details.

Standard rate insurance: A Liability Deposit of NZD$7,500 must be paid by credit card and will be debited immediately. This includes any damage to the vehicle including overhead and underbody damage, and damage to third party property. Liability Deposit is fully refundable if the vehicle is returned on time in a clean undamaged condition and with a full tank of fuel. This can be reduced to nil by purchasing the Liability Reduction Option at NZD$45 per day. A Road User Charge Recovery fee is also incurred at up to NZD$6.62 per 100km, unless the Express Return Pack is purchased which includes this fee.

Public holiday surcharge: A NZD$100 surcharge will be applied to rentals picking up or dropping off on all national public holidays.

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Optional extras: Bicycles and bicycle racks, child and booster seats, snow chains, first-aid kit, picnic tables and chairs, fan heaters, and prepaid gas (LPG) at a nominal charge.

For a complete list of Britz vehicles and full terms and conditions, visit our website www.kirratours.co.nz


16 Day Island of Delight Nelson

2

Hanmer Springs Franz Josef Omarama Wanaka

Milford Sound Te Anau

Christchurch

Queenstown Dunedin

Day 1 Arrive Christchurch

Day 10 Explore Queenstown

Must Do's

Day 2 Christchurch – Hanmer Springs (135km)

Day 11 Queenstown – Te Anau (173km)

• Walk or kayak Abel Tasman National Park

Day 12 Milford Sound

• Visit Pancake Rocks and Blowholes

Day 3 Hanmer Springs – Nelson (300km)

Day 13 Te Anau – Dunedin (289km)

• Visit Shantytown Heritage Park

Day 4 Discover Abel Tasman National Park

Day 14 Dunedin – Omarama (226km)

• Soak in the heavenly Glacier Hot Pools

Day 5 Nelson – Punakaiki (265km)

Day 15 Omarama – Christchurch (315km)

• Relax in Wanaka

Day 6 Punakaiki – Franz Josef (222km)

Day 16 Depart Christchurch

• Enjoy the thrills of the famous Shotover Jet Boat

Day 7 Franz Josef – Wanaka (288km)

• Cruise the tranquil Milford Sound

Day 8 Explore Wanaka

• Discover the wildlife at Portobello Peninsula • Experience a scenic flight over Aoraki Mt Cook National Park

Day 9 Wanaka – Queenstown (68km)

18 Day Motorhome Adventure Auckland Rotorua Lake Taupo Napier

Wellington Blenheim Hanmer Springs

Greymouth Franz Josef

Christchurch Akaroa

Queenstown Te Anau

Day 1 Arrive Auckland

Day 10 Cruise the Akaroa Harbour

Must Do's

Day 2 Auckland – Rotorua via Hobbiton (246km)

Day 11 Akaroa – Dunedin (411km)

• Visit the home of the Hobbits – the Hobbiton Movie Set

Day 3 Discover Rotorua’s hidden gems

Day 12 Explore the rugged scenery of Dunedin

Day 4 Rotorua – Taupo (81km)

Day 13 Dunedin – Te Anau (289km)

Day 5 Taupo – Napier (141km)

Day 14 Te Anau – Queenstown (170km)

Day 6 Napier – Wellington (315km)

Day 15 Experience Queenstown

Day 7 Wellington – Blenheim (27km)

Day 16 Queenstown – Franz Josef (170km)

Day 8 Blenheim – Hanmer Springs (340km)

Day 17 Franz Josef – Christchurch (170km)

• Cruise across Lake Wakatipu to dine at Walter Peak High Country Farm

Day 18 Depart Christchurch

• Cruise spectacular Milford or Doubtful Sound

Day 9 Hanmer Springs – Akaroa (215km)

Dunedin

• Soak in the thermal pools at Polynesian Spa • View the mighty Huka Falls • Take a guided Art Deco walk in Napier • Tour the famous Weta Workshop • Enjoy fish and chips overlooking Akaroa Harbour

• See the White Heron colony at Whataroa • Experience a glacier snow landing • Visit the interactive International Antarctic Centre

27 Day Month in Paradise Bay of Islands Hokianga

Matakana

Auckland

Mt Maunganui Whakatane Gisbourne Napier

Wellington Blenheim Hanmer Springs

Greymouth Franz Josef Fox Glacier Wanaka

Christchurch Lake Tekapo

Queenstown

Day 1 Arrive Auckland

Day 15 Wellington

Must Do's

Day 2 Auckland – Hokianga (263km)

• Join a local tribe for a tour of Waipoua Forest

Day 3 Hokianga – Paihia (88km)

Day 16 Wellington – Hanmer Springs (130km)

Day 4 Explore the Bay of Islands

Day 17 Hanmer Springs

Day 5 Paihia

Day 18 Hanmer Springs – Greymouth (216km)

• Cruise to White Island - New Zealand's only active marine volcano

Day 6 Paihia – Matakana (179km) Day 7 Matakana – Mount Maunganui (274km)

Day 19 Greymouth – Fox Glacier (196km) Day 20 Fox Glacier – Wanaka (261km)

• Enjoy the beach at Mount Maunganui

• Cycle to vineyards in Hawke’s Bay • Visit Te Papa, New Zealand's national museum

Day 8 Mount Maunganui

Day 21 Wanaka

• Cruise through spectacular scenery on the Interislander ferry

Day 9 Mount Maunganui – Whakatane (92km)

Day 22 Wanaka – Queenstown (69km)

• Explore the alpine village of Hanmer Springs

Day 23 Queenstown

Day 10 Whakatane

Day 24 Queenstown

• Experience a Dart River jet boat and Funyak safari

Day 11 Whakatane – Gisborne (186km)

Day 25 Queenstown – Lake Tekapo (275km)

• Stop at the Church of the Good Shepherd

Day 12 Gisborne – Napier (242km)

Day 26 Lake Tekapo – Christchurch (244km)

Day 13 Explore Napier

Day 27 Depart Christchurch

Day 14 Napier – Wellington (314km) Free call Kirra Tours for assistance with planning and booking your New Zealand motorhome holiday on 1800 888 242.

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Motorhome Suggested Itineraries


Plan Your Journey

Train Journeys

Auckland Hamilton National Park

Palmerston North Wellington Picton Greymouth Arthur’s Pass

Kaikoura

Northern Explorer Train

Christchurch

The Great Journeys of New Zealand brings together KiwiRail’s four iconic passenger journeys – Northern Explorer, Interislander, Coastal Pacific and TranzAlpine. Each of our journeys has a distinctive flavour, but all embody the same unique and authentic Kiwi character. They are globally recognised and can be enjoyed separately or together to create a quintessential New Zealand experience. Enjoy the variety of landscape between Auckland and Wellington on the Northern Explorer. It is a journey where snow-blanketed fields, ancient lava flow and dense beech forests can be seen side by side. Explore the rugged Kaikoura coastline on board the Coastal Pacific from Picton to Christchurch – where the roaring sea meets enormous bush-clad mountains. Take in the wild majesty of the Southern Alps and vast Canterbury Plains aboard the world-famous TranzAlpine train. Our services are legendary for their Kiwi hospitality, with all those who travel with us made to feel part of the family – so all three trains offer a tasty range of authentic local food and drink. All carriages include seating configured in pairs or around tables, allowing you to enjoy the journey in the company of others. To immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery we have open-air carriages on every train, so nothing gets between you and nature. Our scenic trains provide you with intimate views of each island you can’t see any other way. So whether you select a single experience, or choose them all, your journey is guaranteed to be truly unforgettable! Want to do it all? The Great Journeys of New Zealand Rail Pass* allows you to hop on and off any long distance scenic train service, at any station or the Interislander ferry, as many times as you like for the duration of your pass. Available for travel between October - April.

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Per Person $634 $1,028 $1,321

The Northern Explorer is a journey through the heart of the North Island, travelling between Auckland New Zealand's largest city and home of the Sky Tower, and Wellington - New Zealand's arts and culture capital. Along the way you pass the Central North Island ski towns of National Park and Ohakune, popular with young and old alike. You will see fantastic views of New Zealand farmland, the volcanic plateau, Mount Ruapehu, the world-famous Raurimu Spiral and stunning river gorges - all from the panoramic windows or open-air viewing decks allowing you the best possible views. Whatever your itinerary and whichever of the wonders of the North Island you’re eager to explore, the train (Auckland to Wellington or Wellington to Auckland) is the best way to enjoy your trip. Ignore the traffic and fold away your road maps. Sit back, relax and enjoy the view.

Southbound

Departs

Auckland 7.45am Hamilton 10.15am National Park 1.15pm Arrive Wellington 6.25pm

Northbound

Departs

Wellington National Park Hamilton Arrive Auckland

7.55am 1.15pm 4.30pm 6.50pm

Southbound journey operates on Mon, Thu and Sat year round. Northbound journey operates on Tue, Fri and Sun year round.

One way journey from Auckland

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Wellington

Adult

Child

$191

$134

Coastal Pacific Train* The Coastal Pacific travels along the north-east coast of New Zealand's South Island, between the delightful port of Picton and the vibrant city of Christchurch. This journey is a scenic feast of New Zealand, with the Kaikoura Ranges on one side and the rugged Pacific Ocean coastline on the other. Along the way you pass though the village of Kaikoura, where, if you're touring New Zealand, you can break your journey to take in the whale watching or dare to get closer and swim with the dolphins. Travel through some of New Zealand’s finest horticultural and farmland areas and see amazing wildlife along the coast such as dolphins, seals and penguins, all from the comfort of your train carriage. One of the world's most scenic train journeys, the Coastal Pacific travels through the idyllic Canterbury Plains to the Garden City of Christchurch.

Northbound

Departs

Christchurch 7.00am Kaikoura 9.57am Blenheim 11.55am Arrive Picton 12.22pm

Southbound

Departs

Picton 1.25pm Blenheim 2.03pm Kaikoura 4.03pm Arrive Christchurch 6.45pm

*The Coastal Pacific is not currently operating due to earthquake damage to the rail track. Estimated return early 2019.

One way journey from Christchurch

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Picton

Adult

Child

$169

$118

TranzAlpine Train Experience the South Island’s striking natural landscape by taking a train between Christchurch and Greymouth. Along this journey you’ll see epic vistas, travel the edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River, traverse the Southern Alps, glide past the pristine waters of Lake Brunner and see miles of native beech forest. The TranzAlpine is one of the world's great train journeys covering 223 kilometres (139 miles) one-way, taking just under 5 hours. There are 19 tunnels and 4 viaducts, the highest being the Staircase standing at 73 metres. The ascent to Arthur’s Pass is genuinely breathtaking and scenery remains spectacular throughout the descent to Greymouth on the West Coast. Regularly touted as one of the top ten train journeys in the world – it is the experience of a lifetime.

Westbound

Departs

Christchurch 8.15am Arthur's Pass 10.52am Arrive Greymouth 1.05pm

Eastbound

Departs

Greymouth 2.05am Arthur's Pass 4.28pm Arrive Christchurch 6.31pm

Westbound and Eastbound journeys operate daily year round.

One way journey from Christchurch

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Greymouth

Adult

Child

$200

$142

Child pricing is for 2-17 years; Infants (0-2 years) travel free of charge. Rates for other point-to-point journeys available on request.


InterCity

Super Shuttle

Interislander

InterCity has been transporting visitors around New Zealand for more than 30 years. This service offers quality point-to-point bus transport on modern coaches at economic fares. The below fares are only a small selection of the most popular journeys available.

Super Shuttle provides transfers to and from all major New Zealand airports, ferry terminals, cruise terminals and train stations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Interislander ferry has been connecting the North and South Islands of New Zealand since 1962. A true New Zealand icon, our ships have been cruising between the capital city Wellington and the port of Picton for well over 50 years, so we really know what we are doing! The three-hour journey is acknowledged as one of the most spectacular ferry rides in the world. With all three ships carrying all manner of passengers and vehicles, you can easily pack a car or campervan with all your stuff and have the ultimate flexibility to explore everything the top of the South Island has to offer. Alternatively, you can walk on board and easily nab yourself a rental car from our Picton terminal.

North Island Auckland Auckland Auckland Auckland Auckland Auckland Auckland Auckland Rotorua Rotorua Rotorua Taupo Wellington

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Paihia Hamilton Tauranga Rotorua Taupo Napier National Park Wellington Taupo Napier Wellington Napier Napier

South Island Christchurch Christchurch Christchurch Christchurch Picton Nelson Greymouth Fox Glacier Fox Glacier Queenstown Te Anau Te Anau Dunedin

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Picton Dunedin Queenstown* Lake Tekapo Nelson Greymouth Fox Glacier Wanaka Queenstown Wanaka Invercargill Dunedin Queenstown

Adult

Child

$73 $40 $61 $81 $80 $122 $84 $138 $44 $84 $151 $59 $92

$49 $27 $41 $54 $54 $82 $56 $93 $30 $56 $101 $40 $62

Adult

Child

$76 $69 $302 $67 $48 $112 $88 $112 $151 $46 $67 $66 $62

$51 $46 $151 $45 $33 $76 $59 $76 $101 $31 $45 $44 $42

Other routes covering most of New Zealand are available upon request. Child prices are based on 3-12 years of age. *Operated by Great Sights

Their drivers will pick you up or drop you off at your doorstep, whether it’s home, hotel or office. The friendly Super Shuttle drivers will even help you with your luggage. Super Shuttles don’t have meters, so even if the traffic is heavy you won’t have to worry about your fare going up. Super Shuttle keeps fares rock-bottom by picking up or dropping off other travellers en route to or from the airport. If you or your party would rather travel alone, exclusive ride rates are also available. Super Shuttle has modern and spacious minivans capable of seating up to 11 passengers and a huge trailer accommodating luggage of all shapes and sizes.

Airport to City/Town Auckland Hamilton Rotorua Tauranga Napier Hastings Wellington Nelson Blenheim Christchurch Dunedin Invercargill Queenstown

Per Person $43 $31 $30 $34 $26 $52 $31 $26 $33 $31 $46 $35 $31

Departures and check-in times Interislander ferries offer up to 10 sailings per day between Wellington and Picton, year round. Please check the current timetable with your consultant at the time of booking. Passengers must check-in at least 45 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time or 1 hour prior to departure if travelling with a vehicle.

Fares From Adult Child (2-17 years) Cars to 5.5m Motorhomes to 5.5m Motorhomes to 6.0m Motorhomes to 6.5m Motorhomes to 7.0m Motorhomes to 7.5m

Apr 18 Dec 18 Apr 19 - Nov 18 - Mar 19 - Nov 19 $71 $40 $190 $205 $250 $295 $340 $385

$76 $42 $209 $241 $286 $331 $376 $421

$71 $40 $190 $205 $250 $295 $340 $385

Upgrade to Interislander Plus

City to Train Station Auckland Wellington Christchurch

Per Person $26 $20 $20

Minimum 2 people for Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch train station and transfers to and from ferry and cruise terminals. Ask Kirra Tours for pricing and more details.

Interislander Plus is the most comfortable way to travel across the Cook Strait. Sit back and relax while being treated to complimentary hot and cold food, boutique craft beers, local wines, tea, coffee, newspapers, magazines and internet access.

Per Adult from $43 *Access is restricted to passengers aged 18 years and over.

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Coach, Shuttle and Ferry Journeys


Plan Your Journey

Cruise Shore Excursions Leisure Tours

A unique opportunity to experience some of the very best shore excursions available throughout New Zealand and at great prices, supplied by our long-time and trusted partner. Leisure Tours Ltd has over 25 years’ experience in the New Zealand tourism market and has selected a range of the most popular and entertaining shore excursions available when visiting New Zealand ports. All tours have been designed to meet the cruise ship's arrival and departure times and we have never failed to have our passengers back in port prior to the ship's departure. However, with our ‘Worry Free Guarantee’, if for any reason you are not returned to your ship prior to departure, we guarantee to get you to the ship's next port of call. At the time of booking, detailed meeting instructions for the port will be sent to you with all the timings and contact details you may require. Should you be travelling as part of a group, small or large, please ask your agent about our competitive group rates. If you wish to get away from the crowd our private tours may be just what you are looking for.

Milford Sound

Auckland

Bay of Islands Sightseeing, Harbour Cruise and Sky City

Bay of Islands with Russell and Waitangi Treaty Grounds

A morning sightseeing tour of Auckland including all the city highlights and some great photo opportunities. The city tour is followed by a visit to the Sky Tower with admission to the tower, providing breathtaking 360-degree views of Auckland. In the afternoon you will enjoy a 90-minute cruise on the Waitemata Harbour, with great views of the city and the Harbour Bridge from the water.

After being collected from your cruise ship by tender, you will catch the ferry across to Russell and explore this quaint township with its historical buildings, craft shops and restaurants. Upon arrival back in to Paihia, enjoy a sightseeing tour including the Haruru Falls and Kerikeri. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and be treated to a Maori cultural performance.

Adult $165

Child (3-14 yrs) $83

Adult $160

LT56CS

Tauranga

LT50RCS

Napier Tauranga and Rotorua Day Tour with Te Puia

Napier and Hawke's Bay Highlight Tour

A full day tour to experience both the sights and geothermal wonders of Rotorua. Enjoy a Maori cultural performance in an authentic Marae at Te Puia and see the native kiwi bird in its nocturnal habitat. Sightseeing through Rotorua including the historic Bathhouse and Government Gardens, the Blue Baths and Polynesian Spa, before heading back to the ship by an alternative route.

Tour highlights will include various locations around Hawke's Bay, (Napier and Hastings Cities and beyond) with the very unique story of the region from the early settlement to the 1931 earthquake, one of New Zealand’s largest natural disasters, through to today’s Art Deco city, with the worldfamous National Tobacco Building. Enjoy 360-degree views from the highest drivable lookout in the region, Te Mata Peak.

Adult $174

Child (3-14 yrs) $123 LT58CS

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Child (3-14 yrs) $83

Adult $114

Child (3-14 yrs) $78 LT60CS


Wellington Half Day Sightseeing

Half Day Lord of the Rings City Tour

Half day tour of New Zealand’s capital city and home to Parliament. Nestled in a magnificent harbour, Wellington features a mix of contemporary and historical architecture. Visit the famous Beehive, Parliament Buildings and Old Saint Paul’s Cathedral – a fine example of Gothic Revival architecture. Complete the tour travelling around the rugged scenic bays of the harbour. A ride on the iconic cable car is an optional extra, but well worthwhile. Adult $78

Today see Wellington’s Lord of the Rings locations with a knowledgeable specialist guide. Tour takes in Courtenay Place, the Embassy Movie theatre (world premiere of The Hobbit) and Mt Victoria. Then off to ‘Wellywood’, the Wellington film studios and post production facilities of Weta Workshop with its new ‘Windows into Workshop’ exhibition; a guided tour of the physical prop-making and make-up side of the studio.

Child (3-14 yrs) $39

Adult $114

Child (3-14 yrs) $57 LT62BCS

LT61CS

Picton

Christchurch Wings of Omaka and Marlborough Wine Tour

Twin Harbours – Lyttelton and Akaroa

Tour departs from Picton on a scenic drive through Blenheim to Omaka and the wineries of the Marlborough region. First stop is Omaka Aviation Heritage Museum with its impressive collection of early “flying machines” and WW1 and WW2 fighter aircraft. Visit wineries and taste the zesty sauvignon blancs and a wide variety of other tasty cultivars. Stop at a chocolate factory to taste their handmade gourmet chocolates.

This tour highlights the magnificent scenery of Banks Peninsula and the harbours of Lyttelton and Akaroa. From Lyttelton, travel through the harbour’s inner bays, Gebbies Pass, past Lakes Ellesmere and Forsyth and onto the hilltop overlooking Akaroa Harbour. Enjoy a two-hour nature cruise on Akaroa Harbour. Visit a cheese factory and stop on the hills overlooking Christchurch for great views of the city and Canterbury Plains.

Adult $170

Child (3-14 yrs) $170

Adult $248

Child (3-14 yrs) $129 LT79CS

LT63ACS

Akaroa Christchurch Sightseeing Tour from Akaroa showing breathtaking scenery of Akaroa Harbour, Lakes Forsyth and Ellesmere, Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains. Visit the Christchurch Botanic Gardens followed by a tour of the old CBD and earthquake damage. Have a break for lunch in the newly rebuilt central city and explore on foot. The tour also takes in the beach suburb of Sumner, Lyttleton Harbour and magnificent views from the Sign of the Takahe prior to returning to Akaroa. Adult $88

Child (3-14 yrs) $47

Akaroa/Christchurch Tour with Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Depart Akaroa for Christchurch, with breathtaking scenery en route to Akaroa Harbour and Banks Peninsula. Arrive in Christchurch at the Botanic Gardens and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the earthquake damaged city centre. You will be treated to a guided tour of Willowbank where you can see the endangered kiwi and other native New Zealand species. Adult $145

Child (3-14 yrs) $78 LT66ACS

LT65CS

Dunedin Taieri Gorge Railway and Dunedin Sightseeing

Sightseeing, Speight's Brewery and Larnach Castle

From Port Chalmers transfer to Dunedin’s Railway Station for the spectacular Taieri Gorge to Pukerangi train. Journey across wrought iron viaducts and through tunnels carved by hand more than 100 years ago. Numerous stops allow magnificent photo opportunities. Return to Dunedin to re-board your coach for an entertaining and informative sightseeing tour including the main city sights and the world’s steepest street.

Today experience the very best Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula has to offer. Enjoy sightseeing through Dunedin, taking in the highlights of the city with an entertaining and informative commentary and lots of photo opportunities. Then travel out to the Otago Peninsula for a guided tour of Larnach Castle and its grounds. Your day concludes with a visit to Speight's Brewery for a guided tour with tastings of course.

Adult $181

Child (3-14 yrs) $83 LT71CS

Adult $170

Child (3-14 yrs) $98 LT70SCS

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Plan Your Journey

Cruise Shore Excursions


Plan Your Journey

Accommodation Chains

Queenstown Credit: Julian Apse

Go Kiwi Hotel Collection

Golden Chain

Select-a-B&B

Garden Court Suites, Queenstown

The Go Kiwi Hotel Collection has been in operation for over 20 years and is now the largest collection of hotels in New Zealand. Go Kiwi has been designed for the independent traveller and incorporates approximately 115 hotels ranging from 3-star Bronze level properties to 5-star Diamond level properties in 50 key city and resort locations. The properties in the Go Kiwi Hotel Collection have been selected for their convenient locations, quality facilities and high standards of service.

Opononi

Whangaparaoa Lodge

New Zealand's Premier Motel Group, Golden Chain have over 70 properties throughout New Zealand. Properties are mostly fully self-contained with kitchens in addition to all the standard features expected in a well-appointed unit.

Select-a-B&B hosted accommodation offers over 160 properties throughout New Zealand. A variety of options are available including Bed & Breakfast, Farmstay B&B, Farmstay Self-Contained, Countrystay B&B and Countrystay Self-Contained.

Some are hotel style with restaurants and licensed facilities. Others offer studios with larger one and two bedroom units available in many areas. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and explore the unique food, culture, lifestyle and a range of holiday activities in every town, city and resort.

Whilst the properties are diverse in their characteristics and locations, the program has been developed with simplicity in mind. Properties appear in one of 8 pricing options from entry level Bronze to Platinum Plus and A la Carte.

Taipa Bay of Islands Tutukaka Whangarei

Hamilton Okoroire Waitomo New Plymouth

Whangarei Whangaparaoa Auckland

Taupo Tongariro Ohakune

Wanganui

Tauranga Whakatane Rotorua

Hamilton

Gisborne

New Plymouth

Napier

Palmerston North

Westport Punakaiki Kaikoura Greymouth Hanmer Springs Hokitika Lake Brunner Franz Josef Methven Fox Glacier Christchurch Lake Tekapo Akaroa Haast Twizel Ashburton Omarama Timaru Cromwell

Ohakune

Rotorua Gisborne Napier

Waikanae Upper Hutt / Lower Hutt Motueka Picton Wellington Nelson Blenheim Greymouth Hanmer Springs Hokitika Lake Brunner Franz Josef Fox Glacier Christchurch Twizel Omarama Arrowtown Queenstown Te Anau

Oamaru

Dunedin Invercargill

Oamaru Alexandra Dunedin Standard Category Locations Superior Category Locations Premium Category Locations

Invercargill Go Kiwi Locations

Studio prices from*

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Studio prices from*

Oct 18 – Apr 19 May 19 – Sep 19

$172 $160

$201 $179

$235 $210

Oct 18 – Apr 19 May 19 – Sep 19

*Gold Plus, Platinum, Platinum Plus and Diamond options also available. Surcharges apply during winter at Methven, Ohakune, Tongariro, Queenstown and Wanaka.

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Taupo

Tauranga

Palmerston North

Masterton Picton Martinborough Nelson Wellington St Arnaud Blenheim

Wanaka Queenstown Te Anau Manapouri

Whitianga Thames

Otorohanga

Standard Superior Premium $155 $139

$181 $159

An example of accommodation on offer would be: B&B: Stay in a New Zealand home with New Zealand hosts. Accommodation ranges from the sumptuous purpose built bed and breakfast lodges through to everyday modest Kiwi homes.

Kerikeri Bay of Islands

Whitianga Whangamata

Auckland

Rive Gauche B&B Lodge, Taupo

$187 $181

*One and two bedroom units also available at most locations. Seasonal surcharges apply at Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier.

Farmstay B&B: Experience staying on a real New Zealand farm. Take the opportunity to see the backbone of New Zealand while enjoying all the benefits of bed and breakfast. Countrystay B&B: A selection of bed and breakfast accommodation set on country properties. Some are working orchards or vineyards, others are large country garden establishments or small hobby farms. Farmstay / Countrystay Self-Contained: Self-contained guest accommodation. Sometimes these are in detached cottages, other times in annexes or apartments attached to the main homestead, however you have kitchen facilities and your own bathrooms. The Accommodation Grades: The accommodation in Select-a-B&B is graded for your convenience. Bed & breakfast type properties come in all shapes and sizes. Remember, they are your hosts’ own homes with all sorts of bedroom and bathroom configurations.

Prices from* Oct 18 – Apr 19 May 19 – Sep 19

Bronze

Silver

Gold

$183 $183

$203 $203

$268 $268

*Silver Plus, Gold Plus, Platinum, Platinum Plus and A la Carte options also available.


e t i r u o v a F r Ou

Self-Drive Holidays

North Island Self-Drive South Island Self-Drive Both Islands Self-Drive

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North Island Self-Drive

6 Day Taste of the North Suggested arrival/departure 2

Overnights

Auckland

1

1

Pauanui

Matamata Rotorua

2

Lake Taupo

1

Hobbiton

Wellington

Wellington ê Auckland Inclusions

6 days from

1,446

++ 5 nights superior hotel accommodation including breakfast ++ 6 days car hire (excess applies)

$

Per Person Twin Share

Featured Experiences ++ Te Puia ++ Traditional Maori Hangi and Cultural Experience ++ Hobbiton Movie Set Tour ++ Driving Creek Railway, Coromandel ++ Auckland Harbour Dinner Cruise

Prices available for upgrades upon request

All prices will vary depending on seasonality, availability and special events. Contact your Kirra sales consultant for up to date pricing. Standard insurance excess and fees apply (see page 10 for details). Inclusive rates (nil excess) available upon request.

Day 1 Arrive Wellington On arrival into Wellington Airport collect your hire car and spend the day exploring the nation`s capital at your leisure. Today you have the time to delve into the history and stories of New Zealand at Te Papa Museum, see Wellington’s natural beauty from the cable car and wind down as you indulge your taste buds with Wellington’s gourmet foodie delights.

Polynesian Spa, Rotorua

Day 4 Rotorua to Pauanui

Day 3 Rotorua

Leaving the city behind, make your way through Tongariro National Park, bordering the volcanic cone of Mt Ruapehu. Follow Desert Road to the popular lakeside town of Taupo, located on the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake. Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls and travel past massive pine forests to reach Rotorua, the centre of Maori culture and famous for its geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters.

This morning make your way to Te Puia, home to Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley and the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. Explore nature’s thermal wonders including silica terraces and the famous Pohutu Geyser. After lunch, take some time to relax in your own private thermal bath at the traditional Polynesian Spa. As evening arrives, make your way to Tamaki Maori Village for an authentic cultural experience. Sit down to a traditional hangi (feast) followed by a stirring performance of Maori songs, chants and dance, including the haka.

Approx. 452km (5 hrs 45 mins)

See page 63 for additional activities and sightseeing

Day 2 Wellington to Rotorua

Wellington Harbour

Continue your drive onward through the natural beauty of New Zealand’s Waikato region, renowned for its fertile farming land. At Matamata enjoy a visit to the living set used in The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. After working up a thirst on your tour make your way to the Green Dragon Inn for a cider or ale in authentic Hobbit style! Make your way to the coastal town of Pauanui where you will spend the night in luxury surrounded by native bush and stunning views.

Approx. 190km (2 hrs 30 mins)

Day 5 Pauanui to Auckland Today head around the Coromandel Peninsula. At the quaint township of Coromandel, ride the famous Driving Creek narrow gauge railway through native kauri forest to a fascinating artist colony. Spend your day exploring the rugged landscape of this hidden paradise set amongst golden beaches and towering mountains. Make your way onward to the lively and ever-expanding ‘City of Sails’. Tonight, see Auckland from a unique perspective as you cruise alongside the harbour city enjoying an intimate three-course dinner by starlight and city lights!

Approx. 275km (4 hrs 30 mins)

Day 6 Depart Auckland Make Auckland city your playground with unlimited opportunities to enjoy the last of your North Island trip! No matter what your style, the vibrant city will have you finishing your holiday on a wonderful high before heading home to share your travel stories of New Zealand. See page 46 for additional activities and sightseeing 22 - www.kirratours.co.nz


Suggested arrival/departure 2

Overnights

Auckland

2

Waitomo

2

Pauanui

2

Rotorua

Auckland

Auckland ê Auckland Inclusions

7 days from

1,187

++ 6 nights superior hotel accommodation ++ 6 days car hire (excess applies) ++ Private airport transfer on arrival

$

Per Person Twin Share

Featured Experiences ++ Driving Creek Railway, Coromandel ++ Traditional Maori Hangi and Cultural Experience ++ Redwoods Treewalk ++ Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Day 1 Arrive Auckland On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your downtown city hotel. The rest of today is at leisure to enjoy New Zealand’s ‘City of Sails’. Take a stroll around Viaduct Harbour or visit the Auckland Sky Tower, providing amazing 360-degree views.

Day 2 Auckland to Coromandel After collecting your car this morning, depart the city for the countryside. Head south to the Coromandel Peninsula, an area renowned for its natural beauty, green pastures, misty rainforests and pristine golden beaches.

Approx. 170km (2 hrs)

Prices available for upgrades upon request

Hot Water Beach

Day 4 Coromandel to Rotorua Today drive around the picturesque Coromandel Peninsula. There are many places to stop along the way including the famous Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach where you can dig your own hot pools in the sand. Tonight, enjoy a traditional hangi and cultural performance at Tamaki Maori Village.

Approx. 210km (3 hrs 30 mins)

Day 5 Rotorua

This morning explore the quaint township of Coromandel. Ride the famous Driving Creek narrow gauge railway through native kauri forest to a fascinating artist colony. Spend the rest of your day exploring the rugged landscape of this hidden paradise set amongst golden beaches and towering mountains.

Today is for exploring Rotorua. Check out the Agrodome for a unique farm experience, ride the gondola up Mt Ngongotaha for extensive views over the city and lake or even treat yourself to a unique thermal spa experience on the shore of Lake Rotorua at the Polynesian Spa. Later enjoy a suspended treetop eco-walk amongst Rotorua’s gentle giants in the Redwoods Forest and get a unique bird’s-eye perspective of these 116-year-old trees and the lush flora below.

See page 54 for optional activities and sightseeing

See page 63 for optional activities and sightseeing

Day 3 Coromandel

Redwood Treewalk

All prices will vary depending on seasonality, availability and special events. Contact your Kirra sales consultant for up to date pricing. Standard insurance excess and fees apply (see page 10 for details). Inclusive rates (nil excess) available upon request.

Day 6 Rotorua to Auckland via Waitomo Today discover an amazing underground labyrinth of ancient limestone caves and see the incredible living lights display from the glowworms at the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Later travel north across the Waikato region to Auckland and return your car.

Approx. 335km (4 hrs 30 mins)

Day 7 Depart Auckland Say farewell to Auckland as you board your onward flight or return flight.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Credit: Shaun Jeffers

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North Island Self-Drive

7 Day Thermal Encounter


North Island Self-Drive

8 Day Northern Scenes Suggested arrival/departure 2

Overnights

Auckland

1

Hamilton Waitomo

Matamata 1

2

Rotorua

Lake Taupo 1

2

Napier

Martinborough Wellington

Tamaki, Rotorua

Auckland ê Wellington Inclusions

8 days from

1,688

++ 7 nights superior hotel accommodation ++ 8 days car hire (excess applies)

$

Featured Experiences ++ Waitomo Glowworm Caves ++ Hobbiton Movie Set Tour ++ Traditional Maori Hangi and Cultural Experience ++ Art Deco Vintage Car Tour ++ Full Day Lord of The Rings Rover Tour

Day 1 Arrive Auckland Touch down in the 'City of Sails', where your hire car will be ready and awaiting collection. Enjoy a day exploring this vibrant multicultural metropolis at your leisure. We recommend you head up the Sky Tower for a bird’s-eye view of the city, a particularly beautiful sight in the evening.

Per Person Twin Share

Hobbiton

Prices available for upgrades upon request

Day 3 Waitomo to Rotorua This morning head inland to the rural township of Matamata and join a tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set for your very own Middle-Earth experience. You will be fully guided through the picturesque farmland transformed into ‘The Shire’ known and loved by all, ending with a drink at the Green Dragon Inn. Take a moment to bring yourself back from the enchanting land of Hobbits, before continuing on to Rotorua.

Approx. 170km (2 hrs 30 mins)

Day 2 Auckland to Waitomo

Day 4 Rotorua

Depart Auckland in the morning and make your way south across the lush Waikato region. Stop in Hamilton for a stroll through the captivating Hamilton Gardens, and maybe a bite to eat in the on-site cafe, before continuing on to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Take a tour of the amazing labyrinth of ancient limestone caverns and formations and marvel at a galaxy of tiny living lights as you take a short boat trip through the glowworm grotto.

Get up close and personal with a kiwi at Rainbow Springs, throw yourself into some high-octane activities at Agroventures or experience the natural wonderland of bubbling mud and boiling waters at Hells Gate Geothermal Park. Retreat to Polynesian Spa or Wai Ora Spa for some rest and relaxation. Tonight, enjoy a traditional hangi and cultural performance at Tamaki Maori Village.

Approx. 200km (2 hrs 30 mins)

See page 63 for additional activities and sightseeing

All prices will vary depending on seasonality, availability and special events. Contact your Kirra sales consultant for up to date pricing. Standard insurance excess and fees apply (see page 10 for details). Inclusive rates (nil excess) available upon request.

Day 5 Rotorua to Napier This morning head to the Hawke’s Bay region. Stop just before Taupo to visit the thundering Huka Falls. Continue on to Napier where you have an afternoon to explore the Art Deco city centre. This afternoon, take a tour in a vintage car to see all the sites of interest and learn about the city’s rich history from an experienced guide.

Approx. 220km (2 hrs 45 mins)

Day 6 Napier to Wellington This morning head south to the nation’s capital city, a city nestled between a beautiful harbour and rolling hills. Wellington is a city full of arts, culture, shopping and has a vibrant nightlife. A visit to Te Papa National Museum is highly recommended. There are numerous cafes and restaurants to check out for dinner.

Approx. 315km (3 hrs 30 mins)

Day 7 Wellington Join a full-day Lord of the Rings tour and explore various sites around the city that you will recognise. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. A visit to Te Papa National Museum is highly recommended as is a ride on the famous Cable Car for amazing views of the city. See page 78 for additional activities and sightseeing

Day 8 Depart Wellington

Napier

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If you have the time, treat yourself to a leisurely breakfast at one of Wellington’s plentiful top-notch cafes. Return your rental car to Wellington Airport in ample time for your return flight.


Huka Falls

Suggested arrival/departure 2

Overnights

Auckland

2

Matamata Rotorua

2

Lake Taupo 2

2

Napier

Wellington

Auckland ê Wellington Inclusions

9 days from

2,157

++ 8 nights superior hotel accommodation including breakfast ++ 7 days car hire (excess applies) ++ Private airport transfer on arrival into Auckland

$

Per Person Twin Share

Featured Experiences

Prices available for upgrades upon request

++ Waiheke Island Wine Tasting Tour ++ Hobbiton Movie Set Tour ++ Rotorua Volcanic Air Safari ++ Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley ++ Traditional Maori Hangi and Cultural Experience ++ Guided Art Deco Tour, Napier

All prices will vary depending on seasonality, availability and special events. Contact your Kirra sales consultant for up to date pricing. Standard insurance excess and fees apply (see page 10 for details). Inclusive rates (nil excess) available upon request.

Day 1 Arrive Auckland On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your downtown city hotel. The rest of today is at leisure to enjoy New Zealand’s 'City of Sails'. Take a stroll around Viaduct Harbour or visit the Auckland Sky Tower, providing amazing 360-degree views.

Day 6 Hawke’s Bay Whakarewarewa The Living Maori Village

See page 46 for additional activities and sightseeing

Day 3 Auckland to Rotorua

Day 2 Waiheke Island

Collect your rental car this morning and travel south to Matamata, home to the famous Hobbiton Movie Set. Situated on private farmland, you’ll be treated to a fun and interesting guided tour before continuing on to the geothermal city of Rotorua.

After a leisurely start to the day, a short ferry ride will take you to Waiheke Island, a haven for vineyards, olive groves, art galleries and sandy beaches. Your trip to paradise begins with a warm greeting as you step off the ferry where jaw-dropping vistas await. Learn about local Maori history and island life before enjoying some of Waiheke's award-winning wineries. Take time for a relaxed lunch before boarding your ferry back to Auckland. See page 46 for additional activities and sightseeing

Approx. 230km (3 hrs)

Day 4 Rotorua Today’s highlight is a helicopter flight over Rotorua and beyond the crater rim. Enjoy spectacular views of the hidden lakes district, distant volcanoes and local geothermal activity in this captivating overview of this stunning area. Later today, travel past the Blue and Green Lakes to the famous buried village of Te Wairoa. This evening, visit Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley and be treated to a traditional hangi and cultural performance. See page 63 for additional activities and sightseeing

Day 5 Rotorua to Napier Leave Rotorua this morning and travel south to Lake Taupo. Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls and Wairakei Geothermal Project, then take time to wander around the popular lakeside resort of Taupo. Continue on to Napier, one of the world’s finest Art Deco cities. Here, your local guide will bring this fascinating architecture to life on your walk around the town this afternoon. Waiheke Island, Auckland

Widely regarded as the ‘Tuscany of the South Pacific’, this region boasts some of New Zealand’s best and oldest wineries. Enjoy a free day to experience some of the many optional activities available or simply relax and enjoy your surroundings. See page 74 for additional activities and sightseeing

Day 7 Napier to Wellington Travel this morning through the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region en route to Wellington, the nation’s capital. On arrival, enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore this vibrant city.

Approx. 330km (4 hrs 30 mins)

Day 8 Wellington Recently named the ‘coolest little capital in the world’ by Lonely Planet, Wellington is nestled between a sparkling harbour and rolling green hills and is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty. A visit to Te Papa, a ride on the famous cable car or a visit to Weta Workshop is highly recommended. If you like action-packed adventure activities, Wellington has it all along with beautiful walks around the harbour and surrounding hills. See page 78 for additional activities and sightseeing

Day 9 Depart Wellington It's time to head home today. Drop your rental car off at Wellington Airport in time for your return flight.

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North Island Self-Drive

9 Day Northern Sensations


North Island Self-Drive

10 Day North Island Escape Cathedral Cove Coromandel

Suggested arrival/departure 2

Overnights

2

Omapere

Paihia

1

Auckland

1

1

Pauanui

2

Rotorua

Lake Taupo 1

1

Auckland ê Wellington Inclusions ++ 9 nights superior hotel accommodation ++ 10 days car hire (excess applies)

Featured Experiences ++ Footprints Waipoua Twilight Encounter ++ Cape Brett Hole in the Rock Cruise ++ Traditional Maori Hangi and Cultural Experience

Depart Auckland this morning and make your way north. Travel through farmland and forest, Warkworth and Wellsford. Drive across to the west coast and continue north until you reach Omapere in the Hokianga region. Tonight, learn about the Maori history of the Waipoua Forest whilst on your Footprints Waipoua Twilight Encounter. Stand up close to the country's largest living kauri trees including Tane Mahuta, known as ‘the Lord of the Forest’.

10 days from

1,577

$

Per Person Twin Share

Prices available for upgrades upon request

Approx. 260km (3 hrs 45 mins)

Day 3 Hokianga to Bay of Islands

“Haere Mai”! Welcome to New Zealand’s North Island. Your rental car will be ready and waiting so you can get started on your adventure right away. We recommend visiting the Sky Tower to take in the sprawling city from 220 metres above. For a unique dining experience, you may wish to stay for a meal in the rotating Orbit Restaurant.

Today, cross from the west coast to the east coast and arrive at the Bay of Islands, a region that is made up of 144 islands. On arrival into Paihia, spend the afternoon meandering around the little village or visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Tonight, we suggest an entertaining evening aboard Darryl’s Dinner Cruise whilst cruising past the Haruru Falls.

See page 46 for additional activities and sightseeing

Approx. 90km (1 hr 15 mins)

Day 4 Bay of Islands Take the opportunity to enjoy a boat ride to the Hole in the Rock this morning. Cruise past the islands dotted throughout the bay and keep an eye out for dolphins, whales and other marine life. Excitement grows as you pass through the Hole in the Rock and into the majestic Grand Cathedral Cave. This trip includes a stopover on beautiful Urupukapuka Island, a pest-free recreation reserve with numerous scenic walks and an unspoiled beach. See page 50 for additional activities and sightseeing

All prices will vary depending on seasonality, availability and special events. Contact your Kirra sales consultant for up to date pricing. Standard insurance excess and fees apply (see page 10 for details). Inclusive rates (nil excess) available upon request.

and lake or a visit to Te Puia with its geysers and bubbling mud pools. This evening enjoy a cultural performance at Mitai Maori Village along with a delicious hangi meal. See page 63 for additional activities and sightseeing

Day 8 Rotorua to Napier via Taupo This morning head south to Taupo. We recommend stopping at the Huka Falls to watch the roaring waters rushing through the narrow gorge. Continue on to Napier where you have the afternoon to explore the Art Deco city centre. To see all the sites of interest and learn about the city’s rich history from an experienced guide, take a tour in a vintage car or a 1 ½ hour evening walk.

Day 5 Bay of Islands to Pauanui

Approx. 230km (3 hrs)

Depart Paihia this morning and drive south back to Auckland before heading on south to Thames then along the Coromandel Peninsula. This area is known for its natural beauty including rainforests and golden beaches.

Day 9 Napier to Wellington via Martinborough

Approx. 395km (6 hrs)

Day 6 Pauanui to Rotorua Today drive around the picturesque Coromandel Peninsula. There are many places to stop along the way including the famous Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach, where you can dig your own hot pools in the sand.

Approx. 260km (4 hrs)

Day 7 Rotorua Today is for exploring Rotorua. We suggest a visit to Agrodome for a unique farm experience, a ride on the gondola up Mt Ngongotaha for extensive views over the city 26 - www.kirratours.co.nz

Martinborough Wellington

Day 2 Auckland to Hokianga

Day 1 Arrive Auckland

Footprints Waipoua Twilight Encounter

Napier

Bid farewell to Napier and head south to our nation’s capital city. You may like to stop for a tour of the Tui Brewery in Mangatainoka or visit one of the local wineries in the Martinborough wine region.

Approx. 350km (4 hrs 45 mins)

Day 10 Depart Wellington Spend today exploring Wellington until you have to say farewell as you return your rental vehicle to Wellington Airport, before boarding your onward flight or return flight.


Suggested arrival/departure Skyline Rotoura

2

Suggested arrival/departure Overnights

2

Overnights

Auckland

2

Matamata 2

2

Rotorua

LakeChristchurch Taupo 1

2

Napier

Milford Sound 1 1

2

Queenstown

Te Anau

Invercargill

2

2

Oamaru 1 Martinborough Wellington Dunedin

Catlins

1

Wellington ê Auckland 12 days from

1,935

Inclusions

$

++ 11 nights superior hotel accommodation ++ 12 days car hire (excess applies)

Per Person Twin Share

Featured Experiences ++ Te Papa Guided Tour ++ Traditional Maori Hangi and Cultural Experience ++ Hobbiton Movie Set Tour ++ Sky Tower Entry

Prices available for upgrades upon request

Lake Taupo

Day 1 Arrive Wellington On arrival into Wellington Airport, collect your hire car and spend the rest of your day exploring the nation’s capital city.

Day 2 Wellington at leisure Today you have time to delve into the history and stories of New Zealand at Te Papa on a guided tour. We recommend a trip on the cable car to see Wellington’s natural beauty or relax and wind down as you indulge your taste buds with Wellington’s gourmet foodie delights. See page 78 for optional activities and sightseeing

Day 3 Wellington to Martinborough The town of Martinborough is located at the centre of the Wairarapa wine region and because of its close proximity to Wellington, it is a popular weekend destination for locals. Many boutique wineries are within an easy walk of the town square and the region is particularly well known for its production of Pinot Noir wines.

Approx. 80km (1 hr 15 mins)

Day 4 Martinborough to Napier This morning travel through Masterton, the largest town in the Wairarapa region. We recommend stopping in at the Mt Bruce Wildlife Centre to see if you can spot the rare white kiwi. Then it’s on to Napier, one of the world’s finest Art Deco cities with some of the most fascinating architecture.

Approx. 270km (3hrs 30mins)

Day 5 Hawke's Bay at leisure Widely regarded as the ‘Tuscany of the South Pacific’, this region boasts some of New Zealand’s best and oldest wineries. Enjoy a free day to experience some of the many optional activities available including a vintage car tour of the Art Deco city of Napier or simply relax and enjoy your surroundings. See page 74 for optional activities and sightseeing

Day 6 Napier to Taupo This morning leave the Hawke's Bay region as you head inland to the popular lakeside resort of Taupo. Lake Taupo is the largest lake in New Zealand and was formed as a result of a volcanic eruption thousands of years ago.

Approx. 140km (1 hr 50 mins)

All prices will vary depending on seasonality, availability and special events. Contact your Kirra sales consultant for up to date pricing. Standard insurance excess and fees apply (see page 10 for details). Inclusive rates (nil excess) available upon request.

Te Papa Museum

Day 7 Taupo at leisure Spend today at leisure exploring all that Taupo has to offer. There are plenty of action-filled activities including jet boating, rafting or skydiving to get the heart pumping. For those that prefer a more relaxed pace, take a gentle floatplane ride over the lake or a scenic cruise. We highly recommend stopping at the Huka Falls to watch the roaring waters rushing through the narrow gorge and visiting the Wairakei Geothermal Project. See page 67 for optional activities and sightseeing

Day 8 Taupo to Rotorua A short drive today takes you through massive pine forests and on to the geothermal resort of Rotorua. The city is famous for its Maori culture, geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters.

Approx. 80km (1 hr)

of the Hobbiton Movie Set, taking in the picturesque set locations and providing a deeper look behind the scenes of the filming of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

Day 9 Rotorua at leisure

Approx. 230km (3 hrs)

Today is for exploring Rotorua. We suggest a visit to Agrodome for a unique farm experience, a ride on the gondola up Mt Ngongotaha for extensive views over the city and lake or a visit to Te Puia with its geysers and bubbling mud pools. Tonight, enjoy a cultural performance and evening hangi at Tamaki Maori Village. See page 63 for optional activities and sightseeing

Day 10 Rotorua to Auckland Cross the Mamaku Ranges this morning and leave Rotorua behind, travelling into the lush farmlands of the Waikato, a peaceful and idyllic area noted for dairy farms and horse studs. Arrive into Matamata and enjoy a tour

Day 11 Auckland at leisure With a full day to explore the vibrant city of Auckland, why not take a stroll and check out the café culture, evident in the city’s winding laneways and the fabulous Viaduct precinct. Enjoy a trip to the summit of the magnificent Sky Tower this afternoon for superb city and harbour views. At 328 metres it is the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere. See page 46 for optional activities and sightseeing

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North Island Self-Drive

12 Day Northern Trail


South Island Self-Drive

9 Day Southern Explorer

Suggested arrival/departure 2

Milford Sound

Overnights Suggested arrival/departure

2

Overnights

Milford Sound 1

2

Queenstown

1

Christchurch

1

Christchurch

Oamaru

1 Te Anau 2 Dunedin Milford Sound 1 2 Queenstown Oamaru Catlins 1 Invercargill 1 Te Anau 2 Dunedin

Invercargill

Christchurch ê Queenstown Inclusions ++ 8 nights superior hotel accommodation including breakfast ++ 9 days car hire (excess applies)

Featured Experiences ++ Larnach Castle and Gardens ++ Speight's Brewery Tour and Dinner ++ Te Anau Glowworm Caves ++ Milford Sound Overnight Cruise ++ Skyline Gondola and Dinner

Christchurch, Punting On The Avon River

Catlins

1

Day 3 Dunedin

9 days from

Today, explore the Otago Peninsula including a visit to Larnach Castle. The peninsula is a haven for seabirds and other marine life including little blue penguins, yellow-eyed penguins and albatross. Or you may wish to stroll around the city admiring the Edwardian buildings including the much-photographed Dunedin Railway Station. Tonight, enjoy a tour of Speight's Brewery followed by dinner in the Alehouse.

$

See page 119 for optional activities and sightseeing

Day 4 Dunedin to Invercargill This morning head for New Zealand’s most southernmost city, Invercargill. Drive through Balclutha with its distinctive arched concrete bridge and a museum where you can see historic farming and household implements. Explore the Catlins which lies between Kaka Point and Fortrose. The winding road will take you to see seals and sealions, Hector’s dolphins, several species of penguin and the petrified forest in Curio Bay. Wild beaches, waterfalls, walkways, lakes and rivers provide non-stop scenery along the way. If you have time this afternoon, take the half hour drive to Bluff which is a fishing port well known for its seafood, especially the famous Bluff oysters or alternatively explore Invercargill.

2,152 Per Person Twin Share

Prices available for upgrades upon request

All prices will vary depending on seasonality, availability and special events. Contact your Kirra sales consultant for up to date pricing. Standard insurance excess and fees apply (see page 10 for details). Inclusive rates (nil excess) available upon request.

Day 6 Te Anau to Milford Sound A trip to Te Anau wouldn’t be complete without seeing the majestic Milford Sound. The drive into Milford Sound is absolutely spectacular and is regarded as one of the most scenic drives in the world. On arrival, embark on a magical journey aboard the Milford Mariner Overnight Cruise. As you cruise the fiord, marvel at the soaring peaks above and enjoy a delicious buffet dinner.

Approx. 245km (3 hrs 30 mins)

Approx. 120km (1 hr 45 mins)

Day 1 Arrive Christchurch

Day 5 Invercargill to Te Anau

Collect your rental car from the airport on arrival into Christchurch, the gateway to New Zealand’s South Island and Canterbury region. Depending on when you touch down, you may wish to explore the city known as the ‘garden city’ for it’s beautiful Hagley Park with the Avon River meandering through it. Watch punters on the Avon, tour the Botanic Gardens or board the tramway for a short sightseeing tour of the city, hopping on and off as you please at locations that catch your eye. Tonight, dine at one of the new cafes or restaurants or board the unique Tramway Restaurant and enjoy dinner whilst seeing Christchurch come alive at night.

Today you head to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland National Park. You have a choice of two routes to reach Te Anau. One route takes you along the coast where you can stop in at Riverton, one of New Zealand's first settlements. You will drive through Tuatapere and Clifden where you can investigate caves and discover the historic suspension bridge. Drive along the shores of Lake Manapouri before arriving into Te Anau. Alternatively, take the inland route and travel through Gore and Lumsden. On arrival into Te Anau, take a tour of the Te Anau Glowworm Caves, a subterranean world of limestone tunnels sculpted over thousands of years by the river that runs through them. Admire the galaxies of glowworms overhead as you float by on the silent waters.

Day 7 Milford Sound to Queenstown

See page 94 for optional activities and sightseeing

Day 2 Christchurch to Dunedin This morning, you begin your journey south. We recommend stopping in at Oamaru to admire the thriving Victorian Precinct. Have a bite to eat at one of the restaurants or cafes for lunch then take the time to wander the cobbled streets and visit the art galleries. Continue your journey south. Before arriving into Dunedin make a quick visit to the Moeraki Boulders. These spherical shaped boulders dot the Koekohe Beach, and are very unique sight.

Approx. 360km (5 hrs) 28 - www.kirratours.co.nz

Approx. 180km (2 hrs 30 mins)

Why not extend your stay to include Stewart Island – please ask us for details.

This morning wake up to one of the world’s most beautiful places. After disembarking from your cruise, drive to the popular tourist city of Queenstown. With so many activities on offer, it is hard to make a decision on what to do. You do have a whole day to explore tomorrow as well! Tonight, enjoy dinner at one of the award-winning restaurants Queenstown has on offer.

Approx. 285km (3 hrs 30 mins)

Day 8 Queenstown Enjoy a relaxing day in Queenstown today. There is an array of activities to fill in your day. Take a ride on the Shotover Jet Boat, embark on the TSS Earnslaw Steamship or soak in the Onsen Hot Pools. Tonight, enjoy a trip on the Skyline Gondola to enjoy a buffet dinner at Stratosfare Restaurant to finish your trip with a delicious dining experience overlooking the town, lake and mountains beyond. See page 110 for optional activities and sightseeing

Day 9 Depart Queenstown Today you bid farewell to Queenstown and return your rental car to the airport in time for your onward flight.


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Christchurch ê Christchurch Inclusions ++ 9 nights superior hotel accommodation ++ 9 days car hire (excess applies) ++ Airport and railway station transfers

Day 3 Lake Tekapo to Dunedin Drive back down to sea level and follow the eastern coastline to Dunedin, known as the 'Edinburgh of the south'. We recommend a stop at the Moeraki Boulders, a natural attraction rich in Maori legend and geological history.

Approx. 290km (3 hrs 40 mins)

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Day 4 Dunedin

Featured Experiences ++ Mt John Observatory ++ Speight's Brewery Tour and Dinner ++ Milford Sound Nature Cruise ++ World-famous TranzAlpine Train

Day 1 Arrive Christchurch Collect your rental car from the airport on arrival in Christchurch. Depending on when you touch down, you may have time to sample the delights of this elegant city. Cathedral Square is at the heart of the post-earthquake rejuvenation, with food markets, sculpture, street art and new architecture happily sharing space with the original cityscape.

Day 2 Christchurch to Lake Tekapo Today you traverse the wide Canterbury Plains to reach the alpine town of Lake Tekapo, with its impossibly blue lake and pristine landscape. The historic Church of the Good Shepherd is a stellar spot for photo opportunities, or take a scenic flight over Aoraki Mt Cook and Westland Tai Poutini National Park for an experience you’ll never forget. Tonight, visit the Mt John Observatory.

Approx. 230km (3 hrs) Mt John Observatory

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore this memorable city. Take a drive out to visit Larnach Castle on the Otago Peninsula. The peninsula is also renowned for its abundance of seabirds – toroa (royal albatross), korora (little blue penguins) and hoiho (yellow-eyed penguins) – in addition to colonies of fur seals and sea lions. This evening, enjoy a tour of the iconic Speight's Brewery followed by a sumptuous dinner at Speight's Alehouse. See page 119 for optional activities and sightseeing

Prices available for upgrades upon request

All prices will vary depending on seasonality, availability and special events. Contact your Kirra sales consultant for up to date pricing. Standard insurance excess and fees apply (see page 10 for details). Inclusive rates (nil excess) available upon request.

Day 5 Dunedin to Te Anau Today head inland to Te Anau. Cross rich farmland to the agricultural towns of Gore and Lumsden, before arriving at the shores of Lake Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland National Park.

Approx. 290km (3 hrs 30 mins)

Day 6 Te Anau to Queenstown via Milford Sound Drive the scenic Milford Road, taking time to stop for photos in the breathtaking surrounds. In the heart of Fiordland National Park, board a boat for your nature cruise on Milford Sound and feast your eyes on the awe-inspiring Mitre Peak, enchanting waterfalls and native fauna. Afterwards, follow the road back to Te Anau and on to Queenstown.

Approx. 415km (6 hrs 30 mins) TranzAlpine

Day 7 Queenstown Spend this free day in Queenstown savouring the myriad of activities on offer. Options include a jet boat ride, winery tour, skiing (mid-June – early October) and lots more. This evening, we suggest taking a ride up to Bob’s Peak on the Skyline Gondola to dine at Stratosfare. With spectacular food and panoramic views over the lake and mountains, it’s an exceptional experience. See page 110 for optional activities and sightseeing

Day 8 Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier Leave Queenstown early this morning and head into the quaint village of Arrowtown, known for its heritage buildings and old gold mining days. Drive north through Wanaka and along the untamed west coast. In Haast Pass a number of short walks start at the road’s edge, leading through rainforest to thundering waterfalls and luminous blue pools.

Once you reach Franz Josef Glacier village, we recommend a guided ice walk or heli-hike to take you onto the glacier itself.

Approx. 390km (4 hrs 30 mins)

Day 9 Franz Josef Glacier to Christchurch Continue northward and drop your rental car in Greymouth, before boarding the TranzAlpine for one of the world’s finest scenic rail voyages. You will be treated to unparalleled vistas over deep gorges, traverse the spectacular alpine landscape of the mighty Southern Alps and roll through a mosaic of farmland as you make your way into Christchurch.

Approx. 175km by road 223km by rail (6 hrs 50 mins)

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South Island Self-Drive

10 Day Alpine Explorer


South Island Self-Drive

10 Day Top of the South

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Wanaka Milford Sound 2 Queenstown 1

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Wilsons Abel Tasman Cruise and Walk

Christchurch ê Christchurch Inclusions ++ 9 nights superior hotel accommodation ++ 9 days car hire (excess applies) ++ Airport and railway station transfers

Featured Experiences ++ World-famous TranzAlpine Train ++ World of Wearable Art and Classic Car Museum ++ Wilsons Abel Tasman Cruise and Walk ++ Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise

Day 1 Arrive Christchurch On arrival you will be transferred to your downtown city hotel. Take time to explore Christchurch, the gateway to New Zealand’s South Island and Canterbury region. Cathedral Square is at the heart of the post-earthquake rejuvenation, with food markets, sculptures, street art and new architecture happily sharing space with the original cityscape.

Day 2 Christchurch to Punakaiki You will be transferred to the Christchurch Railway Station this morning to board the famous TranzAlpine train for a coast-to-coast rail adventure through the Southern Alps, rated as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. On arrival into Greymouth, you will collect your rental car and travel through to the small community of Punakaiki where you must witness the famous Pancake Rocks, one of the most visited natural attractions on the West Coast.

Approx. 45km (40 mins) Greymouth to Punakaiki

Day 3 Punakaiki to Nelson Today we begin our journey further north, travelling inland through the Nelson Lakes region on to the charming city of Nelson, known as the busiest fishing port in New Zealand and the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park. Upon arrival, visit the World of Wearable Art and Classic Car Museum, before settling into your accommodation by mid-afternoon.

Day 4 Abel Tasman National Park Take the coach from Nelson to Kaiteriteri to board the 9.30am Vista Cruise departure. Cruise the length of the spectacular Abel Tasman coastline to Totaranui, viewing the fascinating seal colony at Tonga Island Marine Reserve along the way. You will return to the golden expanse of Anchorage Beach to walk 3 hrs 30 mins (11.5km, 7 miles) along the easiest section of the coast track, with spectacular views over Tasman Bay. The track winds through sunny kanuka forest with hidden fern grottos and crystal mountain streams. At Marahau you will rejoin your coach for the trip back to Nelson.

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Day 5 Nelson to Blenheim After leaving Nelson, you will travel through the beautiful Marlborough wine region, where you may wish to visit some of the well-known wineries along the way. If you’d like a glimpse of local life in 1890, Rai Valley has a beautifully preserved cottage museum and old gold mining fields can be explored at nearby Canvastown. Havelock, known as the Greenshell Mussel Capital of the World is another possible stop along the way. Alternatively, you may wish to travel on to Picton and join the Magic Mail Run cruise which showcases the Marlborough Sounds including Queen Charlotte Sound. Blenheim, the gateway to the well-known Marlborough wine region will be your stop for the night.

Day 6 Marlborough Sounds A free day to relax and marvel at the magic that is the Marlborough Sounds. Enjoy three of the region’s icons all in one day – sauvignon blanc, Marlborough Sounds and famously fresh seafood! See page 83 for additional activities and sightseeing

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Approx. 265km (3 hrs 45 mins)

Approx. 115km (1 hrs 40 mins)

Punakaiki

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Day 8 Kaikoura to Akaroa Travel over the beautiful Banks Peninsula, formed following violent eruptions of two ancient volcanoes. The aptly named 'Hill Top' gives glorious views of Akaroa Harbour and the remote bays and farmlands. The waters of Akaroa are home to the rarest and smallest marine dolphins. Here you will enjoy a harbour nature cruise before checking into your accommodation.

Approx. 265km (4 hrs)

Day 9 Akaroa to Christchurch Start the morning exploring the French flair of this quaint little village. You will notice the French influence in street names, restaurants and colourful characters. Explore many of the interesting arts and crafts shops, before making the leisurely drive back to Christchurch.

Day 7 Blenheim to Kaikoura

Approx. 80km (1 hr 30 mins)

Journey to the small coastal town of Kaikoura, nestled on a narrow strip of land with the mountains to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east. Here you can enjoy a whale watching tour, swim with dolphins and seals or go on an albatross encounter tour.

Day 10 Depart Christchurch

Approx. 130km (2 hrs)

Depending on the departure time of your flight home, you may have the opportunity for one last experience in Christchurch before returning your rental car. We recommend the International Antarctic Centre, the closest you’ll get to the cold continent without mounting an expedition!


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Christchurch

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Tekapo

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Pancake Rocks, Punakaiki

Queenstown ê Christchurch Inclusions ++ 11 nights superior hotel accommodation ++ 12 days car hire (excess applies)

Featured Experiences ++ Dart River Safari ++ Franz Josef Hot Pools ++ Wilsons Abel Tasman Cruise and Walk

Franz Josef Thermal Pools

and old alike with a mix of bizarre buildings, the world-famous Great Maze and Rooms of Illusion. Drive along the shores of scenic Lake Hawea and Lake Wanaka, before heading over the Haast Pass. There are places to stop at the roadside in the Pass to admire the stunning waterfalls and blue pools. You will pass through the village of Fox Glacier, before arriving at Franz Josef Glacier.

Day 2 Queenstown We recommend one of the adrenaline-filled activities on offer in our adventure capital. Enjoy a Dart River Safari providing a wilderness experience with a jet boat ride. We highly recommend including a Skyline Gondola ride, Kiwi Haka show and buffet dinner to finish your day of excitement with a delicious dining experience overlooking the town, lake, and mountains beyond. See page 110 for optional activities and sightseeing

Day 3 Queenstown Perhaps venture to Arrowtown today, a quaint village with heritage buildings and boutique shopping, filled with stories of its beginnings as a gold mining settlement. For a decadent treat, you might fancy a tour of the area’s wineries. Alternatively, embark on a day tour to the majestic Milford Sound, taking in the spectacular scenery during your magical journey. See page 110 for optional activities and sightseeing

Day 4 Queenstown to Franz Josef Leave Queenstown today for the West Coast. Along the way we recommend a visit to the weird and wonderful Puzzling World near Wanaka. This is an entertaining activity for young

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Day 5 Franz Josef Today, you have the option of taking a helicopter ride over the glaciers or embarking on a heli-hike which will take you up onto the glacier where you will be guided across the ice. Alternatively, if walking on the ice is not your style, you could always join a guided walk to the glacier’s terminal face. Enjoy some relaxation time at the Glacier Hot Pools. These pools are nestled in the rainforest and are a perfect spot for a tranquil experience to sit back and unwind.

Day 6 Franz Josef to Punakaiki

On arrival into Queenstown, collect your rental vehicle and head to your accommodation. The remainder of the day is yours to relax and explore.

2,557

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Approx. 360km (4 hrs 45 mins)

See page 101 for optional activities and sightseeing

Day 1 Arrive Queenstown

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Today, head north along the West Coast. Spend some time in Hokitika on your way, a town noted for its pounamu (New Zealand jade). You may wish to stop in at Greymouth for lunch or visit Shantytown, where you can enjoy a steam train ride through native rainforest and even try your luck at gold panning. Just before arriving into Punakaiki for the night, we recommend a visit to the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks, giant pancake limestone formations.

Approx. 220km (3 hrs)

Day 7 Punakaiki to Nelson This morning, continue your journey north towards Westport then head inland to Nelson. On arrival into Nelson, a town known for its local art, you may wish to visit local art galleries. This town is a magnet for creative folk, with more than 350 working artists and craftspeople or head to one of the golden beaches. Nelson is also the gateway to the small but perfectly formed Abel Tasman National Park, crystal clear waters and bird-filled native bush.

Approx. 265km (3 hrs 40 mins)

Day 8 Abel Tasman National Park Take the coach from Nelson to Kaiteriteri to board the 9.30am Vista Cruise departure. Cruise the length of the spectacular Abel Tasman coastline to Totaranui, viewing the fascinating seal colony at Tonga Island Marine Reserve along the way. You will return to the golden expanse of Anchorage Beach to walk 3 hrs 30 mins (11.5km) along the easiest section of the coast track with spectacular views over Tasman Bay. The track winds through sunny kanuka forest with hidden fern grottos and crystal mountain streams. At Marahau you will rejoin your coach for the trip back to Nelson.

All prices will vary depending on seasonality, availability and special events. Contact your Kirra sales consultant for up to date pricing. Standard insurance excess and fees apply (see page 10 for details). Inclusive rates (nil excess) available upon request.

Day 9 Nelson to Blenheim After leaving Nelson, you will travel through the beautiful Marlborough wine region. You can board a Scenic Mussel Cruise this afternoon at Havelock, known as the Greenshell Mussel Capital of the World. Alternatively, you may wish to travel on to Picton and join the Magic Mail Run cruise that showcases the Marlborough Sounds including Queen Charlotte Sound. Blenheim, the gateway to the well-known Marlborough wine region will be your stop for the night.

Approx. 115km (1 hr 30 mins)

Day 10 Blenheim to Kaikoura This morning head south along the east coast to the coastal town of Kaikoura, famous for its whales and abundant sea life. We recommend either a whale watch tour, dolphin encounter or seal swim tour. Why not enjoy a feast of fish and chips tonight, fresh from the ocean!

Approx. 130km (1 hr 45 mins)

Day 11 Kaikoura to Christchurch As you journey further south today, you will enter the Canterbury region and arrive at Christchurch. Cathedral Square is at the heart of the post-earthquake rejuvenation with food markets, sculptures, street art and new architecture happily sharing space with the original cityscape. Try punting on the Avon River, take a tram ride or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll around the city.

Approx. 180km (2 hrs 45 mins)

Day 12 Depart Christchurch You may have the opportunity for one last experience in Christchurch before returning your rental car. We recommend the International Antarctic Centre, the closest you’ll get to the cold continent without mounting an expedition. www.kirratours.co.nz - 31

South Island Self-Drive

12 Day Discover the West Coast


South Island Self-Drive

13 Day Southern Spectacular Suggested arrival/departure Interislander Ferry 2

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Picton

Greymouth

Franz Josef

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Wellington

Hanmer Springs Christchurch

Mt Cook

Wanaka Milford Sound 4

Queenstown

Te Anau Tasman Glacier Explorer Boat Expedition

Wellington ê Christchurch Inclusions ++ 12 nights superior hotel accommodation including breakfast ++ 9 days car hire (excess applies) ++ Private airport, railway station and ferry transfers ++ Interislander ferry crossing ++ Water transfers to and from Kenepuru Sound

Featured Experiences ++ Tasman Glacier Explorer Boat Expedition ++ Entry to Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre ++ Spectacular Milford Sound Nature Cruise ++ World-famous TranzAlpine Journey

Day 1 Arrive Wellington On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your downtown city hotel. The rest of today is at leisure to enjoy New Zealand’s capital city. Visits to Te Papa and Weta Workshop are highly recommended.

Day 2 Wellington to Picton Transfer to the ferry terminal this morning for the cruise across Cook Strait by Interislander ferry to the picturesque fishing village of Picton. You will be transferred by water taxi to your remote resort, *Raetihi Lodge, located in the stunning Kenepuru Sound. Includes free use of kayaks, mountain bikes, dinghies and fishing tackle.

Day 3 Kenepuru Sound A free day to relax and marvel at the magic that is the Marlborough Sounds. Lodge staff will share their love of the region with you through the wide range of water and nature based experiences they put at your fingertips.

Day 4 Kenepuru Sound to Hanmer Springs This morning board your return ferry to Picton where you will collect your hire car and head south to Hanmer Springs. On arrival, wander around the town which is known for its stunning thermal pools and spa.

Approx. 455km (7 hrs)

Day 5 Hanmer Springs to Aoraki Mt Cook Stop to view the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo, then travel up the western side of Lake Pukaki to the Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, a World Heritage listed site that covers over 70,000 hectares of stunning alpine scenery.

Approx. 420km (5 hrs 45 mins)

Day 6 Tasman Glacier Expedition (Mt Cook) This morning, an experienced guide will whisk you away in a stable MAC boat to explore the melting ice-face of the Tasman Glacier. This afternoon visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre.

Day 7 Mt Cook to Queenstown Today you will drive over the Lindis Pass and emerge onto lush green farmlands. Enjoy time to stroll through the historic village of Arrowtown before arriving at the spectacular alpine village of Queenstown, regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination.

Approx. 260km (3 hrs 30 mins)

Day 8 Milford Sound Nature Cruise Travel by coach to the breathtakingly beautiful Milford Sound. Join a leisurely nature cruise of this spectacular fiord. View spectacular waterfalls, rainforests and towering mountains, including the awesome Mitre Peak. Optional return scenic flights to Queenstown are available subject to weather conditions. Optional overnight cruises on Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound are also available subject to availability – please ask us for details

13 days from

3,873

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Per Person Twin Share

Prices available for upgrades upon request

All prices will vary depending on seasonality, availability and special events. Contact your Kirra sales consultant for up to date pricing. Standard insurance excess and fees apply (see page 10 for details). Inclusive rates (nil excess) available upon request. *Please note that Raetihi Lodge is only open during summer. An alternative property will be sourced during winter.

Day 9 & 10 Queenstown Enjoy two free days to experience this magnificent resort town. Surrounded by majestic mountains, Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities in all forms, from extreme to relaxed exploration. See page 110 for additional activities and sightseeing

Day 11 Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier Be sure to stop at Lake Wanaka, then drive past the untouched native forests and pristine lakes of the World Heritage Westland Tai Poutini National Park. At Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers there is the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region (subject to weather conditions).

Approx. 280km (3 hrs 45 mins) Raetihi Lodge Marlborough Sounds

Day 12 TranzAlpine Train, Christchurch Travel north to Greymouth and return your rental car. Then board the famous TranzAlpine train for a coast-to-coast rail adventure through the Southern Alps, rated as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 13 Depart Christchurch Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Christchurch Airport to connect with your onward flight.

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Picton

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Wellington

Greymouth Greymouth

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Franz Josef 1 1 Tekapo 2 Mt Cook Wanaka 1 Milford Sound Wanaka 2 Queenstown Milford Sound 2 Te Anau 4 Queenstown 2 Dunedin Te Anau Invercargill 1

Stewart Island

Christchurch ê Christchurch Inclusions ++ 13 nights superior hotel accommodation ++ 13 days car hire (excess applies) ++ Airport and railway station transfers ++ Return Stewart Island ferry crossing

Featured Experiences ++ Speight's Brewery Tour and Dinner ++ Wild Kiwi Encounter, Stewart Island ++ Te Anau Glowworm Cave Tour ++ Milford Sound Nature Cruise ++ Skyline Gondola and Dinner, Queenstown ++ TranzAlpine Train Journey

Day 1 Arrive Christchurch Collect your rental car at the airport on arrival into Christchurch, the gateway to New Zealand’s South Island and Canterbury region. Once settled into your accommodation, enjoy some time to explore this elegant garden city. See page 94 for optional activities and sightseeing

Day 2 Christchurch to Lake Tekapo Today you traverse the wide Canterbury Plains to reach the alpine town of Lake Tekapo, with its impossibly blue lake and pristine landscape. The historic Church of the Good Shepherd is a stellar spot for taking photos.

Approx. 230km (3 hrs)

Day 3 Lake Tekapo to Dunedin Head back down to sea level and follow the eastern coastline south to Dunedin, known as the 'Edinburgh of the South'. We recommend a stop at the Moeraki Boulders, a natural attraction rich in Maori legend and geological history.

Approx. 290km (3 hrs 40 mins)

Day 4 Dunedin Enjoy a day at leisure to explore this memorable city. We recommend taking a drive out to visit Larnach Castle on the Otago Peninsula. The peninsula is also renowned for its abundance of sea birds – toroa (royal albatross), korora (little blue penguins) and hoiho (yellow eyed penguins) in addition to colonies of fur seals and sea lions. This evening enjoy a tour of the iconic Speight's Brewery followed by a sumptuous dinner at Speight's Alehouse. See page 119 for optional activities and sightseeing

Hanmer Springs

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Christchurch

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Day 5 Dunedin to Invercargill This morning head for New Zealand’s most southernmost city, Invercargill. Drive through Balclutha which has a distinctive arched concrete bridge and a museum where you can see historic farming and household implements. Explore the Catlins which lies between Kaka Point and Fortrose. The winding road will take you to see seals and sea lions, Hector’s dolphins, several species of penguin and the petrified forest in Curio Bay. Wilderness beaches, waterfalls, walkways, lakes and rivers provide non-stop scenery along the way.

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Approx. 245km (3 hrs 30 mins)

Day 6 Invercargill to Stewart Island This afternoon, take the short drive out to Bluff where you will leave your rental car and catch the ferry across to Stewart Island. Tonight, depart Oban from Halfmoon Bay and cruise across Patterson Inlet to Little Glory Cove. Take a short guided bushwalk by torchlight through spectacular coastal forest to a secluded beach where kiwi are often found searching for food after nightfall. Following your bushwalk, return to Oban by ferry and enjoy a night’s stay on Stewart Island.

Day 7 Stewart Island to Te Anau This morning, take the ferry back across Foveaux Strait to Bluff and collect your hire car. Tonight, enjoy an underground experience where you will see incredible rock formations and be treated to a small boat ride through a silent hidden grotto inhabited by thousands of glittering glowworms.

Approx. 160km by road (2 hrs)

All prices will vary depending on seasonality, availability and special events. Contact your Kirra sales consultant for up to date pricing. Standard insurance excess and fees apply (see page 10 for details). Inclusive rates (nil excess) available upon request. Skippers Canyon or for the adventurous try white water rafting. Alternatively, browse in the many shops and galleries. Tonight, enjoy a dinner on top of Bob’s Peak in the Stratosphere Restaurant. See page 110 for optional activities and sightseeing

Day 11 Queenstown to Wanaka Take a short drive today to Wanaka, the gateway to Mt Aspiring National Park. Explore the galleries, stylish shops and trendy cafes or take a stroll along the shores of Lake Wanaka.

Day 8 Milford Sound

Approx. 70km (1 hr 10 mins)

Travel by coach to the breathtakingly beautiful Milford Sound and join a leisurely nature cruise of this remarkable fiord. View spectacular waterfalls, rainforests and towering mountains, including the awesome Mitre Peak.

Day 12 Wanaka to Franz Josef

Day 9 Te Anau to Queenstown Depart the gateway to the Fiordland National Park this morning, continuing north to Kingston, then skirt around the shores of Lake Wakatipu to the picturesque alpine town of Queenstown, a town that is regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination. Tonight, dine in one of the awardwinning restaurants or treat yourself to a famous Fergburger.

Approx. 170km (2 hrs 15 mins)

Day 10 Queenstown Spend the day experiencing this magnificent resort town. Queenstown boasts an array of adventure and leisure activities. You will be spoilt for choice. Experience the thrills of riding on the world famous Shotover Jet Boat, perhaps cruise Lake Wakatipu on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, take a 4WD tour to the gold mining area of

View the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of Mt Aspiring and Westland Tai Poutini National parks before arriving on the rugged and wild West Coast, home to the twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef.

Approx. 285km (3 hrs 45 mins)

Day 13 Franz Josef to Christchurch Travel north to Greymouth and return your rental car. Then board the famous TranzAlpine train for a coast-to-coast rail adventure through the Southern Alps, rates as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. On arrival in to Christchurch, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Approx. 223km by rail, 175km by road (6 hrs 50 mins)

Day 14 Depart Christchurch Depending on the departure time of your onward flight, you may have the opportunity for one last experience in Christchurch before being transferred to the airport.

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South Island Self-Drive

14 Day South Island Adventure


Both Islands Self-Drive

15 Day New Zealand Highlights Doubtful Sound

Christchurch ê Auckland Inclusions ++ 14 nights superior hotel accommodation ++ 15 days car hire (excess applies) ++ Interislander ferry crossing

Featured Experiences ++ Skyline Gondola and Dinner, Queenstown ++ Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise ++ World of Wearable Arts Museum ++ Cruise the famous Abel Tasman National Park ++ Traditional Maori Hangi and Cultural Experience ++ Agrodome Farm Show ++ Te Puia ++ Hobbiton Movie Set Tour ++ Auckland Sky Tower

Day 1 Arrive Christchurch Collect your rental car at the airport on arrival into Christchurch, the gateway to New Zealand’s South Island and Canterbury region. Once settled into your accommodation, enjoy some time to explore this elegant garden city. See page 94 for additional activities and sightseeing

Day 2 Christchurch to Omarama via Mt Cook National Park

Day 4 Queenstown Today is a free day to experience this magnificent resort town. Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities. You will be spoilt for choice. Experience the thrills of riding on the world-famous Shotover Jet Boat, perhaps cruise Lake Wakatipu on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, take a 4WD tour to the gold mining area of Skippers Canyon or for the adventurous, try white water rafting. Alternatively, browse in the many shops and galleries. Tonight, try one of the award-winning restaurants in town. See page 110 for additional activities and sightseeing

Day 6 Queenstown to Franz Josef Leave Queenstown early this morning and take some time to stop at Lake Wanaka, before heading north. View the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland Tai Poutiri National Parks before arriving on the rugged and wild West Coast, home to the twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef.

Approx. 350km (4 hrs 40 mins)

Day 5 Spectacular Doubtful Sound Wilderness Experience After an early breakfast, skirt the shores of Lake Wakatipu and travel through lush farmland to Te Anau. A short drive brings you to Manapouri, where you enjoy a leisurely cruise across this picturesque lake to West Arm. This is followed by a trip on New Zealand's most expensive road, travelling over Wilmot Pass and pausing along the way to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and to view Doubtful Sound glistening far below. In Doubtful Sound, you will board the spacious purpose-built catamaran ‘Patea Explorer’, for a three hour cruise through this pristine fiord. During the cruise, knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share with you their passion for the region through their commentary. They will answer questions, point out landmarks and provide you with information about the varied wildlife you may encounter like dolphins, fur seals and the rare Fiordland crested penguin. As the majesty of Doubtful Sound unfolds before you, you will be struck

Begin your journey south as you cross the Canterbury Plains into Mackenzie Country. View the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Collie Dog Memorial at Lake Tekapo. Visit Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, a World Heritage listed site covering over 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery before travelling on to Omarama.

Approx. 430km (6 hrs)

Day 3 Omarama to Queenstown Today you will head over the Lindis Pass to the township of Cromwell before continuing on to Arrowtown, set beneath the rugged Crown Range. This historic village located beside the Arrow River, was once a haven for the gold prospectors of the 1860s and features a fascinating collection of mining cottages with an atmosphere straight out of last century. Later this afternoon, travel to Queenstown, regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination. Tonight, ride the Skyline Gondola to the top of Bob’s Peak for a buffet dinner where the views are unsurpassed.

Approx. 170km (2 hrs 15 mins) Church Of The Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo

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by its silence ... a silence broken only by birdsong or the rushing of a distant waterfall. Its beauty and vastness will take your breath away.

Day 7 Franz Josef to Punakaiki Before your departure this morning, take the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region. At Hokitika, stop to visit one of the many pounamu (jade) factories. Pounamu is considered a treasure in Maori culture and is seen as a sign of status and power. Continue on to Punakaiki where you can marvel at the bizarre limestone landscapes of the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes.

Approx. 220km (3 hrs)

Day 8 Punakaiki to Nelson Skirt the west coastline before heading inland to Murchison. Travel north through the Nelson Lakes region before arriving at Nelson, a city of charm based on a harbour that is the busiest fishing port in New Zealand. This afternoon, visit the World of Wearable Art and Classic Car Museum.

Approx. 265km (3 hrs 45 mins)


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Day 9 Abel Tasman National Park Take the coach from Nelson to Kaiteriteri to board the 9.30am Vista Cruise departure. Cruise the length of the spectacular Abel Tasman coastline to Totaranui, viewing the fascinating seal colony at Tonga Island Marine Reserve along the way. You will return to the golden expanse of Anchorage Beach to walk (approx. 11.5km) along the easiest section of the coast track, with spectacular views over Tasman Bay. The track winds through sunny kanuka forest with hidden fern grottos and crystal mountain streams. At Marahau you will rejoin your coach for the trip back to Nelson.

Day 10 Nelson to Wellington A short drive brings you to the picturesque fishing village of Picton. Board the Interislander ferry and cruise through the spectacular Queen Charlotte Sound into Cook Strait. Enjoy stunning views of New Zealand’s capital city as you arrive into Wellington Harbour. Once you have checked in to your hotel, enjoy some time to explore this vibrant city. Situated on the Wellington waterfront, a visit to Te Papa is highly recommended.

Approx. 92km by ferry, 134km by road (5 hrs 10 mins)

Day 11 Wellington to Rotorua

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The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. Following your tour continue on to Pauanui, a favourite New Zealand holiday beach resort for your overnight stay.

Approx. 190km (2 hrs 30 mins)

Day 14 Pauanui to Auckland Take time to explore the Coromandel Peninsula this morning, renowned for its natural beauty, green pastures, misty rainforests and pristine golden beaches. Travel onwards to your final destination of Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’. Enjoy a trip to the summit of the magnificent Sky Tower this afternoon, at 328m the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, for superb city and harbour views.

Approx. 150km (2 hrs)

Day 15 Depart Auckland Enjoy some last minute sightseeing with unlimited opportunities to enjoy the last of your New Zealand trip! No matter what your style, this vibrant city will have you finishing your holiday on a wonderful high before heading home to share your travel stories of New Zealand.

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Redwoods Rotorua

Leaving the city behind, travel through rolling farmland as you enter the Tongariro National Park, dominated by the volcanic cone of Mt Ruapehu. Follow the Desert Road to the popular lakeside resort of Taupo, located on the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake. Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls and travel past massive pine forests to reach Rotorua, the centre of Maori culture and famous for its geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters.

Approx. 450km (5 hrs 40 mins)

Day 12 Rotorua Sightseeing Today begins with a visit to the Agrodome to see a unique New Zealand farm show. This is followed by a visit to Te Puia, home to Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley and the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. Here you will witness all of nature’s thermal wonders including silica terraces and the famous Pohutu Geyser. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to enjoy the great range of leisure activities and wildlife parks before visiting Tamaki Maori Village for an evening of fun and culture. You will experience a traditionally prepared hangi followed by a cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka. See page 63 for additional activities and sightseeing

Day 13 Rotorua to Pauanui Cross the Mamaku Ranges into the Waikato region, well known for its dairy farming, world-famous horse studs and champion rugby team! At Matamata, you will join a Hobbiton Movie Set tour. Enjoy a visit to the set used in www.kirratours.co.nz - 35

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TranzAlpine Waimakariri River

Christchurch ê Auckland Inclusions ++ 16 nights superior hotel accommodation including breakfast ++ 16 days car hire (excess applies) ++ Interislander ferry crossing ++ Private airport and railway station transfers

Featured Experiences ++ Skyline Gondola and Buffet Dinner, Queenstown ++ Overnight Doubtful Sound Cruise ++ Monarch Wildlife Cruise including Larnach Castle ++ Big Sky Stargazing Tour ++ Wellington Sightseeing Tour ++ Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre ++ Te Puia Cultural Evening Experience ++ Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Day 1 Arrive Christchurch Kia ora, welcome to New Zealand. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your downtown city hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy New Zealand’s ‘Garden City’.

Day 2 Christchurch to Franz Josef Board the award-winning TranzAlpine train for the spectacular rail journey to Greymouth. Enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as you travel alongside the ice-fed Waimakariri River and traverse the mighty Southern Alps, where spectacular views of the chiseled alpine landscape will take your breath away at every turn. Collect a hire car in Greymouth and then head south to the west coast glacial village of Franz Josef where you can relax and soak in the thermal pools after an invigorating day.

Approx. 223km by rail, 175km by road (6 hrs 50 mins)

Day 3 Franz Josef to Queenstown Before your departure this morning, there is time to experience a scenic flight over this remarkable region if you wish (subject to weather conditions). Later, view incredible scenery as you travel past the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland Tai Poutini National Parks. There is time to wander around the popular lakeside township of Wanaka before stopping at the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, once a haven for the gold prospectors of the 1860s and home to a fascinating collection of mining cottages.

Approx. 390km (4 hrs 30 mins) Doubtful Sound

Day 4 At leisure in Queenstown Queenstown is regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination and today is yours to experience this magnificent alpine resort. Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities. Experience the thrills of riding on the world famous Shotover Jet Boat, perhaps cruise Lake Wakatipu on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, take a 4WD tour to the gold mining area of Skippers Canyon or for the adventurous, try white water rafting. Alternatively, browse in the many shops and galleries. Tonight, ride the Skyline Gondola to the top of Bob’s Peak and enjoy a buffet dinner at Stratosfare Restaurant, taking in the magnificent views across the town and the lake and to mountains beyond. See page 110 for optional activities and sightseeing

Day 5 Overnight Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise Skirt the shores of Lake Wakatipu and travel through lush farmland to Manapouri. Leave your car in Manapouri and embark on a magical experience. Enjoy a leisurely cruise across this picturesque lake to West Arm. This is followed by a short coach trip on New Zealand’s most expensive road, travelling over Wilmot Pass and pausing along the way to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening far below. At Deep Cove, your crew and the ‘Fiordland

Navigator’ await. Designed along the lines of a traditional scow, the ‘Fiordland Navigator’ blends old-world charm with modern comfort and as you cruise through some of the fiord’s most stunning scenery, knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share with you their passion for the region through their commentary. After dropping anchor in a sheltered cove, you can choose to explore the shoreline by kayak or tender boat or you can simply relax on board. As the majesty of Doubtful Sound unfolds before you, its beauty and vastness will take your breath away. *Alternative options are available outside the Doubtful Sound operating dates of September to April.

Day 6 Manapouri to Dunedin Enjoy a hearty breakfast this morning before exploring other parts of the fiord. Retrace your steps back to Manapouri where you collect your car and begin your journey to Dunedin, the 'Edinburgh of the South'.

Approx. 290km (3 hrs 30 mins)

Day 7 Dunedin at leisure This morning enjoy spectacular views travelling along the Otago Peninsula. Board a Monarch Wildlife Cruise and keep a look out for New Zealand fur seals and sea lions on their breeding rockeries as well an abundance of other wildlife such as penguins, dolphins and albatross. Afterwards travel to Larnach Castle for a guided tour learning about its tragic and mysterious history. The rest of the afternoon is yours at leisure to explore Dunedin and experience optional activities. See page 119 for optional activities and sightseeing

Day 8 Dunedin to Mt Cook Stop to view the mystical Moeraki Boulders before travelling up the Waitaki Valley to Omarama. Your journey continues into the World Heritage Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, with its 70,000ha of breathtaking alpine scenery. After dinner, enjoy a guided tour of the Digital Dome Planetarium before your astronomy guides take you to the outdoor stargazing site where you explore different elements of the spectacular southern sky. Moeraki Boulders

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Approx. 315km (3 hrs 40 mins)


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Day 9 Mt Cook to Kaikoura

Day 13 Martinborough to Tongariro

At Lake Tekapo, stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd, then cross the fertile Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. From here, you will head north to the picturesque coastal town of Kaikoura, nestled on a narrow strip of land with the mountains to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east.

This morning enjoy a guided tour of the Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, a captive-breeding sanctuary for some of the country’s most threatened wildlife and home to the only white kiwi in captivity. Continue north along the Desert Road to Tongariro, New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area.

Approx. 455km (7 hrs)

Approx. 290km (3 hrs 45 mins)

Day 10 Kaikoura to Wellington

Day 14 Tongariro National Park to Rotorua

This morning you will travel north along the scenic Kaikoura coastline on to the charming fishing village of Picton where you board the Interislander ferry and cruise through the spectacular Queen Charlotte Sound into Cook Strait. Enjoy stunning views of New Zealand’s capital city as you arrive into Wellington Harbour.

First stop today is Taupo where you will enjoy strolling around this popular lakeside resort. View the mighty Huka Falls and Wairakei Geothermal Project before arriving at the thermal resort of Rotorua. This evening enjoy a tour of Te Puia and be treated to a traditional Maori hangi and cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka.

Approx. 160km by road, 92km by ferry (5 hrs 45 mins)

Enjoy a city tour taking in all the major sights and then explore the city on your own. Situated on the Wellington waterfront, a visit to Te Papa, is highly recommended. Another very popular excursion is a visit to the Weta Workshop, a world-leading design and special effects facility for major Hollywood film makers. See page 78 for optional activities and sightseeing

Day 12 Wellington to Martinborough The town of Martinborough is located at the centre of the Wairarapa wine region and because of its close proximity to Wellington, it is a popular weekend destination for locals. Many boutique wineries are within an easy walk of the town square and the region is particularly well known for its production of pinot noir wines.

Approx. 80km (1 hr 30 mins)

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Approx. 185km (2 hrs 30 mins)

Day 11 Wellington at leisure

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Day 15 Rotorua at leisure Explore the geothermal city today and choose from a range of sightseeing activities that showcase the best of the region. We recommend a visit to Agrodome for a unique farm experience, a ride up the gondola up Mt Ngongotaha for extensive views over the city and lake, relaxing at the Polynesian Spa or enjoying a suspended treetop eco-walk amongst Rotorua’s gentle giants in the Redwood Forest. See page 63 for optional activities and sightseeing

Day 17 Depart Auckland Enjoy some last minute sightseeing with unlimited opportunities to enjoy the last of your New Zealand trip. No matter what your style, this vibrant city will have you finishing your holiday on a wonderful high before heading home to share your travel stories. Te Puia

Day 16 Rotorua to Auckland Travel to Matamata and experience a guided tour of Hobbiton, the movie set used in the block-busting Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films. Enjoy a drink at the Green Dragon Inn before travelling on to Auckland, the ‘City of Sails.

Approx. 230km (2 hrs 50 mins)

Wellington Harbour

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Both Islands Self-Drive

18 Day Essence of Aotearoa Larnach Castle

Christchurch ê Auckland Inclusions ++ 17 nights superior hotel accommodation including breakfast ++ 17 days car hire (excess applies) ++ Interislander ferry crossing ++ Private airport and railway station transfers

Featured Experiences ++ World-famous TranzAlpine Train ++ Entry to Franz Josef Thermal Pools ++ Skyline Gondola and Stratosfare Buffet Dinner ++ Overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound (Oct – Apr only) ++ Guided Tour of Larnach Castle including High Tea ++ Taieri Gorge Railway ++ Stargazing Tour, Mt Cook ++ Weta Workshop ++ Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre ++ Traditional Maori Hangi and Cultural Experience ++ Treetop Eco-walk amongst the Redwoods ++ Hobbiton Movie Set Tour ++ Entry to Auckland Sky Tower

Taieri Gorge Railway

Day 1 Arrive Christchurch On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your downtown city hotel. The rest of today is at leisure to enjoy New Zealand’s garden city. You may wish to explore the city, watch punters on the Avon, tour the Botanic Gardens or board the tramway for a short sightseeing tour of the city, hopping on and off as you please at locations that catch your eye. Tonight, dine at one of the new cafes or restaurants or board the unique Tramway Restaurant and enjoy dinner whilst seeing Christchurch come alive at night.

Day 2 Christchurch to Franz Josef After breakfast this morning board the award-winning TranzAlpine for the spectacular rail journey to Greymouth, where you will collect your rental car on arrival. Enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as you travel alongside the ice-fed Waimakariri River and traverse the mighty Southern Alps, where spectacular views of the chiseled alpine landscape will take your breath away at every turn. On to Franz Josef where you relax and soak in the thermal pools after an invigorating day and sumptuous dinner.

Approx. 223km by rail, 175km by road (6 hrs 50 mins)

Day 3 Franz Josef to Queenstown Before departing this morning, take the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over the remarkable glacier region. Later, view incredible scenery as you travel past the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland Tai Poutini National Parks. Take time to wander around the popular lakeside township of Wanaka before stopping at the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, once a haven for the gold prospectors of the 1860s and home to a fascinating collection of mining cottages. Later this afternoon, travel to Queenstown, regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination.

Approx. 390km (4 hrs 30 mins)

Day 4 Queenstown We heartily recommend one of the adrenaline-filled activities on offer in our adventure capital. Some are more heart-stopping than others – a jet boat ride on the Shotover River appeals to almost everyone, however bonafide daredevils might prefer a skydive from 12,000 feet. Immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery by walking one of many tracks around the town or joining a 4WD safari. Tonight, ride the Skyline Gondola to the top of Bob’s Peak to enjoy a buffet dinner at Stratosfare Restaurant, a delicious dining experience overlooking the town, lake and mountains beyond. See page 110 for optional activities and sightseeing

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Day 5 Overnight Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise If you are travelling between *October and April take the opportunity to experience an overnight cruise on stunning Doubtful Sound. Depart Queenstown early and travel through lush farmland to Te Anau, then on to Manapouri, where you enjoy a leisurely cruise across this picturesque lake to West Arm. This is followed by a short coach trip on New Zealand's most expensive road, travelling over Wilmot Pass and pausing along the way to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening far below. At Deep Cove, your crew and the ‘Fiordland Navigator’ await. Designed along the lines of a traditional scow, the ‘Fiordland Navigator’ blends old world charm with modern comfort, and as you cruise through some of the fiord’s most stunning scenery, knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share with you their passion for the region through their commentary. After dropping anchor in a sheltered cove, you can choose to explore the shoreline by kayak or tender boat or you can simply relax on board. As the majesty of Doubtful Sound unfolds before you, you will be struck by its silence ... a silence broken only by birdsong or the rushing of a distant waterfall. Its beauty and vastness will take your breath away. *Alternative options are available outside the Doubtful Sound operating dates.

Day 6 Manapouri to Dunedin Enjoy a hearty breakfast this morning before exploring other parts of the fiord. Retrace your steps back to Manapouri where you will begin your journey to Dunedin, the 'Edinburgh of the South'.

Approx. 290km (3 hrs 30 mins)

Day 7 Dunedin Enjoy spectacular views across the Otago Peninsula as you travel to Larnach Castle. On your guided tour, learn about its tragic and mysterious history before enjoying a High Tea. This afternoon, board the famous Taieri Gorge Railway. From Dunedin, the train sneaks across the Taieri Plains and climbs into the Taieri Gorge, a narrow and deep gorge carved out over aeons by the ancient Taieri River. The natural wonders combined with the challenge of man-made engineering will leave you amazed. See page 119 for optional activities and sightseeing

Day 8 Dunedin to Mt Cook Bid farewell to Dunedin this morning as you make your way north. Be sure to stop in to view the mystical Moeraki Boulders before travelling up the Waitaki Valley to Omarama. Your journey continues into the


Tongariro National Park

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World Heritage Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, with its 70,000ha of breathtaking alpine scenery. After dinner, enjoy a guided tour of the Digital Dome Planetarium before your astronomy guides take you to the outdoor stargazing site where you explore different elements of the spectacular southern sky.

Approx. 290km (3 hrs 45 mins)

Day 9 Mt Cook to Hanmer Springs After departing Mt Cook, take time to stop at Lake Tekapo to view the Church of the Good Shepherd. Then cross the fertile Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. From here head inland to the naturally quaint and tranquil alpine village of Hanmer Springs, nestled into the foothills of the Southern Alps.

Approx. 440km (5 hrs 50 mins)

Park encircles the volcanoes of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu and features some of New Zealand's most contrasting landscapes.

Approx. 290km (3 hrs 45 mins)

Day 14 Tongariro to Rotorua Depart the land of steaming craters and magical waterfalls this morning and head north to the popular lakeside resort of Taupo where you can enjoy time for a stroll. View the mighty Huka Falls and Wairakei Geothermal Project before arriving at the geothermal town of Rotorua. This evening, be treated to a traditional Maori hangi and cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka.

Day 15 Rotorua

Travel on to the picturesque fishing village of Picton where you will drop off your car and board the Interislander ferry. Cruise through the spectacular Queen Charlotte Sound into Cook Strait and enjoy stunning views of New Zealand’s capital city as you arrive into Wellington Harbour.

Approx. 360km by road, 92km by ferry (8 hrs 10 mins)

See page 63 for optional activities and sightseeing

Day 11 Wellington

Day 16 Rotorua to Auckland

Collect your new car on arrival and enjoy free time to explore the tremendous range of activities on offer in the nation's capital. Situated on the Wellington waterfront, a visit to Te Papa, is highly recommended. Enjoy a visit to Weta Workshop this afternoon, a world-leading design and special effects facility for major Hollywood film makers.

Cross the Mamaku Ranges this morning and leave Rotorua behind, travelling into the lush farmlands of the Waikato, a peaceful and idyllic area noted for dairy farms and horse studs. Arrive into Matamata and your tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, taking in the picturesque set locations and providing a deeper look behind the scenes of the filming for the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Later travel on to Auckland, the 'City of Sails' for an evening at leisure.

See page 78 for optional activities and sightseeing

Day 12 Wellington to Martinborough The town of Martinborough is located at the centre of the Wairarapa wine region and because of its close proximity to Wellington, it makes it a popular weekend destination for locals. Many boutique wineries are within an easy walk of the town square and the region is particularly well known for its production of Pinot Noir wines.

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Approx. 185km (2 hrs 20 mins)

Today is for exploring Rotorua. Check out the Agrodome for a unique farm experience, ride the gondola up Mt Ngongotaha for extensive views over the city and lake or even treat yourself to a unique thermal spa experience on the shores of Lake Rotorua at the Polynesian Spa. Later, enjoy a suspended treetop eco-walk amongst Rotorua’s gentle giants in the Redwood Forest and get a unique bird’s eye perspective of these 116 year old trees and the lush flora below.

Day 10 Hanmer Springs to Wellington

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Approx. 230km (3 hrs 10 mins)

All prices will vary depending on seasonality, availability and special events. Contact your Kirra sales consultant for up to date pricing. Standard insurance excess and fees apply (see page 10 for details). Inclusive rates (nil excess) available upon request.

Day 17 Auckland With a full day to explore the vibrant city of Auckland why not take a stroll and check out the cafe culture, evident in the city’s winding laneways and the fabulous Viaduct precinct. Enjoy a trip to the summit of the magnificent Sky Tower this afternoon, at 328m the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, for superb city and harbour views. See page 46 for optional activities and sightseeing

Day 18 Depart Auckland Say farewell as you return your rental car to Auckland Airport before boarding your onward flight or return flight.

Auckland

Approx. 80km (1 hrs 15 mins)

Day 13 Martinborough to Tongariro This morning, enjoy a guided tour of the Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, a captive-breeding sanctuary for some of the country’s most threatened birds and home to the only white kiwi in captivity. Continue north along the Desert Road to Tongariro, New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area. Tongariro National www.kirratours.co.nz - 39

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20 Day Majestic New Zealand Te Puia, Rotorua

Auckland ê Christchurch Inclusions ++ 19 nights superior hotel accommodation including breakfast ++ 16 days car hire (excess applies) ++ Private airport and railway station transfers ++ Interislander ferry crossing ++ Water transfers to and from Kenepuru Sound

Featured Experiences ++ Waiheke Island Wine Tasting Tour ++ Tour the famous Hobbiton Movie Set ++ Rotorua Volcanic Air Safari ++ Traditional Maori Hangi and Cultural Experience ++ Guided Art Deco Tour, Napier ++ Lake Tekapo and Church of the Good Shepherd ++ Tasman Glacier Explorer Boat Expedition ++ Spectacular Milford Sound Nature Cruise ++ World-famous TranzAlpine Train

Day 1 Arrive Auckland

Day 4 Rotorua

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your downtown city hotel. The rest of today is at leisure to enjoy New Zealand’s 'City of Sails'. Take a stroll around the Viaduct Harbour or visit the Auckland Sky Tower, providing amazing 360-degree views.

Today’s highlight is a helicopter flight over Rotorua and beyond the crater rim. Enjoy spectacular views of the hidden lakes district, distant volcanoes and local geothermal activity in a captivating overview of this stunning area. Later today, travel past the Blue and Green Lakes to the famous buried village of Te Wairoa. This evening, be treated to a traditional Maori Hangi (feast) and cultural performance.

Day 2 Waiheke Island After a leisurely start to the day, a short ferry ride will take you to Waiheke Island, a haven for vineyards, olive groves, art galleries and sandy beaches. Your trip to paradise begins with a warm greeting as you step off the ferry where jaw-dropping vistas await. Learn about local Maori history and island life before enjoying some of Waiheke's award-winning wineries. Take time for a relaxed lunch before boarding your ferry back to Auckland. See page 46 for additional activities and sightseeing

Day 3 Auckland to Rotorua Collect your rental car this morning and travel south to Matamata, home to the famous Hobbiton Movie Set. Situated on private farmland, you’ll be treated to a fun and interesting guided tour before continuing on to the geothermal city of Rotorua.

Approx. 230km (3 hrs)

See page 63 for additional activities and sightseeing

Day 5 Rotorua to Napier Leave Rotorua this morning and travel south to Lake Taupo. Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls and Wairakei Geothermal Project, then take time to wander around the popular lakeside resort of Taupo. Continue on to Napier, one of the world’s finest Art Deco cities. Here, your local guide will bring this fascinating architecture to life on a walk around the town this afternoon.

Approx. 220km (3 hrs)

Day 6 Hawke’s Bay Widely regarded as the ‘Tuscany of the South Pacific’, this region boasts some of New Zealand’s best and oldest wineries. Enjoy a free day to experience some of the many optional activities available or simply relax and enjoy your surroundings. See page 74 for additional activities and sightseeing

Day 7 Napier to Wellington This morning travel through the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region en route to Wellington, the nation’s capital. On arrival, enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore this vibrant city.

Approx. 330km (4 hrs 30 mins)

Day 8 Wellington Recently named the ‘coolest little capital in the world’ by Lonely Planet, Wellington is nestled between a sparkling harbour and rolling green hills and is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty. A visit to Te Papa today, a ride on the famous cable car or a visit to Weta Workshop is highly recommended. If you like action-packed adventure activities, Wellington has it all along with beautiful walks around the harbour and surrounding hills. See page 78 for additional activities and sightseeing

Waiheke Island, Delamore Lodge

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Day 16 & 17 Explore Queenstown

Drop your car off at the ferry terminal this morning for your cruise across Cook Strait by Interislander ferry to the picturesque fishing village of Picton. You will be transferred by water taxi to your remote resort, *Raetihi Lodge, located in the stunning Kenepuru Sound.

Enjoy two free days to experience this magnificent resort town. Surrounded by majestic mountains, Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities in all forms, from extreme to relaxed exploration.

Day 10 Kenepuru Sound

Day 18 Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier

A free day to relax and marvel at the magic that is the Marlborough Sounds. Lodge staff will share their love of the region with you through the wide range of water and nature based experiences they put at your fingertips.

Day 11 Kenepuru Sound to Hanmer Springs Collect your new car in Picton and travel south to Hanmer Springs. On arrival, wander around the town which is known for its stunning thermal pools and spa.

Approx. 455km (7 hrs)

Day 12 Hanmer Springs to Mt Cook Stop to view the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo, then travel up the western side of Lake Pukaki to the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, a World Heritage listed site that covers over 70,000 hectares of stunning alpine scenery.

See page 110 for additional activities and sightseeing

Be sure to stop at Lake Wanaka, then drive past the untouched native forests and pristine lakes of the World Heritage Westland Tai Poutini National Park. At Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers there is the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region (subject to weather conditions).

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Day 19 TranzAlpine Train, Christchurch Travel north to Greymouth and return your rental car here. Then board the famous TranzAlpine train for a coast-tocoast rail adventure through the Southern Alps, rated as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 20 Depart Christchurch Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Christchurch Airport to connect with your onward flight.

All prices will vary depending on seasonality, availability and special events. Contact your Kirra sales consultant for up to date pricing. Standard insurance excess and fees apply (see page 10 for details). Inclusive rates (nil excess) available upon request.

*Please note that Raetihi Lodge is only open during summer. An alternative property will be sourced during winter.

Approx. 420km (5 hrs 45 mins) Milford Sound

Day 13 Tasman Glacier Expedition (Mt Cook) This morning, an experienced guide will whisk you away in a stable MAC boat to explore the melting ice-face of the Tasman Glacier. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore this breathtaking region. Operates September to June.

Day 14 Mt Cook to Queenstown Today you will drive over the Lindis Pass and emerge onto lush green farmlands. Enjoy time to stroll through the historic village of Arrowtown before arriving at the spectacular alpine village of Queenstown, regarded as New Zealandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier holiday destination.

Approx. 260km (3 hrs 30 mins)

Day 15 Milford Sound Nature Cruise Travel by coach to the breathtakingly beautiful Milford Sound and join a leisurely nature cruise of this spectacular fiord. View spectacular waterfalls, rainforests and towering mountains, including the awesome Mitre Peak. Optional return scenic flights to Queenstown are available subject to weather conditions. Optional overnight cruises on Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound are also available subject to availability â&#x20AC;&#x201C; please ask us for details www.kirratours.co.nz - 41

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Both Islands Self-Drive

22 Day Scenic New Zealand

Skyline Gondola, Queenstown

Auckland ê Christchurch Inclusions ++ 21 nights superior hotel accommodation ++ 22 days car hire (excess applies) ++ Interislander ferry crossing

Featured Experiences ++ Auckland Sky Tower ++ Cape Brett Hole in the Rock Cruise ++ Traditional Maori Hangi and Cultural Experience ++ Wilsons Abel Tasman Cruise and Walk ++ Skyline Gondola and Dinner, Queenstown ++ Te Anau Glowworm Caves ++ Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Day 1 Arrive Auckland Collect your car on arrival at the Airport and head into the city, a melting pot of cultures, world-class shopping destination and proud owner of a sparkling waterfront lined with superb restaurants and bars. Visit the Sky Tower, the most iconic feature of Auckland’s skyline, for panoramic views of the city and twin harbours. If you’re brave, venture to the SkyJump or SkyWalk, a surefire way to get your holiday started with an adrenaline rush!

Day 2 Auckland to Bay of Islands Hit the road and head north to the Bay of Islands, the birthplace of our nation. Stop at Whangarei along the way and stretch your legs with a walk around the town basin - an international yachting marina and home to plenty of art galleries. Upon arrival in Paihia, we recommend a visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. This award-winning attraction is our most important historic site and a must-do for all visitors.

Approx. 230km (3 hrs 15 mins) Bay of Islands Credit: InterCity Group

Day 3 Bay of Islands Jump aboard a catamaran this morning for a half-day jaunt around the bay. Cruise past the islands dotted around as you make your way up Cape Brett Peninsula. Keep a keen eye out for dolphins, whales and other marine life. At Motukakako Island (Hole in the Rock), the walls of this natural marvel tower above as the skipper navigates through the narrow space and into Grand Cathedral Cave. You will make a stop at Urupukapuka Island before heading back to port. This afternoon we suggest you take a short ferry ride to Russell and spend the afternoon exploring the heritage village. See page 50 for additional activities and sightseeing

Day 4 Bay of Islands to Coromandel Journey south back through Auckland and across the Hauraki Plains to Coromandel Peninsula. After a stop in Thames, wind your way up the coast, a stunning scenic drive with the sea on your left and bush-clad volcanic ranges rising steeply on your right. If you left Paihia early this morning you may have time to visit Driving Creek Railway.

Approx. 439km (5 hrs 30 mins)

Day 5 Coromandel to Rotorua Before you leave the peninsula be sure to check out the famous Hot Water Beach or paddle a kayak around the shimmering waters of Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve at Cathedral Cove. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Maori hangi and cultural experience at Tamaki Maori Village.

Approx. 229km (3 hrs 30 mins)

Day 6 Rotorua Explore the geothermal city today and choose from a range of sightseeing activities that showcase the best of the region. Maybe a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tour

of Whakaari (White Island – New Zealand’s most active volcano) or a demonstration of our active earth and an enriching natural mud bath at Hells Gate. See page 63 for additional activities and sightseeing

Day 7 Rotorua to Napier Travel south to Taupo, situated on the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake and renowned for trout fishing. Don’t forget to stop off at Huka Falls to see the point where the blue waters emerge roaring from the ravine. Napier is the Art Deco capital of New Zealand, almost entirely rebuilt in the 1930s after an earthquake devastated the city. Learn more about the fascinating history and architecture on a tour by vintage car or a guided walk.

Approx. 220km (2 hrs 45 mins)

Day 8 Napier to Wellington Your journey to Wellington will take you through the wine province of Wairarapa. There are plenty of wineries with excellent on-site restaurants, so this is a great location to stop for lunch and sample some of the local pinot noir, the region’s signature drop. For those whose tastes tend more towards beer, try the Tui Brewery in Mangatainoka. On arrival in our vibrant capital, we thoroughly recommend a visit to Te Papa, where you can immerse yourself in the stories of Aotearoa.

Approx. 315km (4 hrs 15 mins)

Day 9 Wellington to Nelson Return your rental vehicle early in time for your ferry crossing aboard the Interislander. You will cross Raukawa Moana (Cook Strait) on a three hour scenic voyage and disembark at Picton. Collect a new rental car and drive to Nelson, then if time spend the afternoon in awe of the breathtaking World of Wearable Art creations and some fabulous vintage cars at the WOW Museum and Classic Car Collection.

Approx. 92km by ferry, 134km by road (5 hrs 10 mins)

Day 10 Abel Tasman National Park Take the coach from Nelson to Kaiteriteri to board the 9.30am Vista Cruise departure. Cruise the length of the spectacular Abel Tasman coastline to Totaranui, viewing the fascinating seal colony at Tonga Island Marine Reserve along the way. You will return to the golden expanse of Anchorage Beach to walk approximately 11.5km along the easiest section of the coast track, with spectacular views over Tasman Bay. The track winds through sunny kanuka forest with hidden fern grottos and crystal mountain streams. At Marahau you will rejoin your coach for the trip back to Nelson.

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Day 16 Queenstown to Te Anau

Leave our sunniest region and make your way south to Punakaiki, home of the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. Thirty million years in the making, nature has carved the rock into fantastical shapes and turned it into a percussion of thundering, thumping and roaring. Plumes of salt water hiss from the blowholes.

Follow the highway down the shores of Lake Wakatipu and into Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland National Park. This evening take a tour of the Te Anau Glowworm Caves, a subterranean world of limestone tunnels sculpted over thousands of years by the river that runs through them. Admire the galaxies of glowworms overhead as you float by on the silent waters.

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Day 12 Punakaiki to Franz Josef Glacier Spend some time in Hokitika on your way down the coast, a town noted for its pounamu (New Zealand jade) and wild west gold mining history. Maybe you would like to see the world from a bird’s viewpoint and walk high above the ground through the ancient rimu and kamahi tree canopy on the West Coast Treetop Walkway. This afternoon at Franz Josef Glacier, avail yourself of one of the many ways to see the ancient ice valley, from a moderate self-guided walk to the terminal face to a professionally guided adventure that will take you onto the ice itself, a truly unforgettable experience.

Day 17 Milford Sound Rudyard Kipling described Milford Sound as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’, and we have to agree. Leave Te Anau with time to spare for stops along the dramatically beautiful Milford Road, then hop aboard a nature cruise for a twohour scenic voyage. As you head out to meet the Tasman Sea at the mouth of the sound, you will be captivated by the bewitching atmosphere, with waterfalls cascading from sheer cliffs, abundant marine life and dense rainforest. Return to Te Anau for the night.

Approx. 219km (3 hrs)

Approx. 240km (4 hrs 30 mins)

Day 13 Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown

Day 18 Te Anau to Dunedin

Make an early start for your drive to Queenstown via Haast Pass. There are scores of places to stop at the roadside in the Pass, for short walks to stunning waterfalls and blue pools or simply to admire the verdant landscape. In Wanaka pay a visit to the weird and wonderful Puzzling World, an entertaining activity for young and old alike with a mix of bizarre buildings, the world-famous Great Maze and Rooms of Illusion.

Follow your nose to Invercargill, our southernmost city, and drive the Southern Scenic Route through the Catlins. Truly off the well-beaten path, this remote area is a natural rugged beauty with long windswept beaches, lush temperate rainforest and rolling farmland. Finish today’s long trip in Dunedin, our Edinburgh of the south.

Prices available for upgrades upon request

All prices will vary depending on seasonality, availability and special events. Contact your Kirra sales consultant for up to date pricing. Standard insurance excess and fees apply (see page 10 for details). Inclusive rates (nil excess) available upon request.

Approx. 418km (5 hrs)

Approx. 390km (4 hrs 30 mins)

Day 14 Queenstown We heartily recommend one of the adrenaline-filled activities on offer in our adventure capital. Some are more heartstopping than others – a jet boat ride on the Shotover River appeals to almost everyone, however bona fide daredevils might prefer a skydive from 12,000 feet. Immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery by walking one of the many tracks around the town or joining a 4WD safari. Tonight enjoy a Skyline Gondola ride and buffet dinner to finish your day of excitement overlooking the town, lake and mountains beyond. See page 110 for additional activities and sightseeing

Day 19 Dunedin Enjoy a day of leisure to explore this memorable city. Take a drive out to visit Larnach Castle on the Otago Peninsula. The peninsula is also renowned for its abundance of seabirds – royal albatross (toroa), little blue penguins (korora) and yellow eyed penguins (hoiho) in addition to colonies of fur seals and sea lions. We recommend a visit to Speight's Brewery followed by a dinner at the Speight's Alehouse. See page 119 for additional activities and sightseeing

Day 20 Dunedin to Lake Tekapo

Perhaps venture to Arrowtown today, a quaint village with heritage buildings and boutique shopping, filled with stories of its beginnings as a gold mining settlement. For a decadent treat, you might fancy a tour of the area’s wineries. This is an excellent way to see more of the region and sample some of the tastiest wine and food you could wish for.

Time to head north again. Have a break in Oamaru, the steampunk capital of the world and home to a thriving Victorian Precinct. Take the time to wander the cobbled streets and rifle through galleries and shops, then grab a bite to eat at one of the restaurants or cafes before continuing on your journey. A visit to Mt John Observatory in Lake Tekapo this evening is recommended for an awe-inspiring tour of the stars in the Southern Hemisphere’s only International Dark Sky Reserve.

See page 110 for additional activities and sightseeing

Approx. 229km (3 hrs)

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Church Of The Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo

Day 21 Lake Tekapo to Christchurch Before you leave Lake Tekapo, stop by the historic Church of the Good Shepherd. A stalwart monument to the farming pioneers of the Mackenzie Basin, the church sits peacefully on the edge of the turquoise lake, an exceptional spot for memorable photos. As you drive to Christchurch the scenery will change from golden high country peaks to sweeping plains. In the city, you will see a lively downtown area at various stages of rebuild, with new and old architecture side-by-side, street art, sculpture and a flourishing cafe and restaurant scene. Enjoy a ride on the heritage tram for a delightful way to navigate the city, hopping on and off as you please at locations that catch your eye.

Approx. 389km (4 hrs 30 mins)

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“Don’t just think of Auckland as a gateway into New Zealand - there’s so much to see and do! Go shopping on High Street, enjoy the funky cafes in Ponsonby or take a beautiful bushwalk in the Waitakere Ranges. On weekends there are also some very cool French markets to check out in Parnell.” - Poi, Kirra Tours

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Auckland Things to Do Auckland Harbour Cruise Cruise through the sparkling waters of Auckland’s beautiful Waitemata Harbour and learn all about the city’s best loved landmarks with full commentary from the knowledgeable crew. The cruise includes a free return ticket to Devonport and a brief stopover at volcanic Rangitoto Island, giving you a small taste of its volcanic terrain. Departs: Auckland wharf daily at 10.30am and 1.30pm Duration: 1 ½ hours

Adult $52

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Waitomo and Hobbiton Experience Day Tour

Departs: Auckland at 8am Duration: 11 hours

Child (3-12 yrs)

One of New Zealand’s finest heritage buildings, Auckland Museum tells the story of the nation and people from award-winning natural history exhibits to galleries which investigate New Zealand's cultural origins. Scars on the Heart, the war memorial exhibition, tells the story of New Zealand at war, while He Taonga Maori - the Museum's Maori treasures gallery, displays over 2,000 priceless artefacts. Open: Daily 10.00am – 5.00pm (excl. Christmas Day)

Adult $26

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Sit back and relax as you enjoy a cruise to Waiheke Island to begin your adventure. Take a moment to appreciate the expansive scenery of the Hauraki Gulf, then feel the adrenalin as you fly through the pristine native bush at EcoZip. Includes transfers to the EcoZip Visitor Centre, three zipline flights and an interpretive forest walk. Summer times are: 9.15am (8.10am ferry), 10.15am (9.00am ferry), 12.15pm (11.00am ferry) and 2.15pm (1.00pm ferry). Winter times are: 9.15am (8.10am ferry), 11.15am (10.00am ferry) and 1.15pm (12.00pm ferry). Duration: 4 hours

Adult $162

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Ananda Essence Gourmet Food and Wine Tour

Explore Group America’s Cup Sailing

Enjoy succulent fresh oysters, awardwinning olive oil and other locally-produced specialty foods, accompanied by wines from some of the Island’s top boutique vineyards. A platter lunch is also included at one of our top vineyard restaurants. Your guide will provide an entertaining and informative commentary along the way.

Participate as crew on an authentic America's Cup yacht. Take the helm, help on the grinders or sit back and enjoy the scenery as we sail the Waitemata Harbour. This sailing experience offers everyone the opportunity to sail these racing yachts. The America's Cup is the world's oldest and most prestigious sporting trophy.

Departs: Auckland Ferry Terminal at 10.00am Duration: 6 hours

Departs: Daily at 11.00am and 2.00pm (1 November – 31 March) and 1.00pm (1 April – 31 October) Duration: 2 hours

Per Person $191

Adult $179

Ferry is an additional cost

Sky Tower Towering over Auckland and standing at 328 metres tall, the Sky Tower is the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Travel up in the glass fronted lifts to one of the three spectacular viewing platforms where you can take in views of Auckland City and its twin harbours. Enjoy a high altitude lunch or a light snack at Sky Café or dine at Orbit 360° dining. Open: Daily 8.30am – 10.30pm (9.00am – 10.00pm during winter)

Adult $28

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Rangitoto Volcanic Explorer Tour Departing from the Auckland Ferry Terminal, enjoy a 25-minute cruise across the harbour to Rangitoto Island. Your guide will take you on a journey through rugged lava crops and native bush, while talking to you about the history and geology of the island. After taking in the panoramic view, rejoin the tour vehicle for the return trip to the wharf. Open: Auckland wharf daily at 12.15pm (also 9.15am Sat and Sun) Duration: 5 hours

$12

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Cultural performances and tours also available

EcoZip Waiheke Island

Travel through lush farmlands to Hobbiton for a tour of the movie set. Explore the picturesque 1,250 acre farm where scenes from the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed. Enjoy lunch at the Green Dragon Inn before making your way to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves for a guided tour before returning to Auckland.

Adult $355

Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira

Adult $73

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Lunch option also available

More sightseeing options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.


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Sudima Hotel Auckland Airport

Hotel The Sudima is one of the closest hotels to the airport and features 153 well-appointed rooms, an all-day restaurant, bar, indoor heated swimming pool and fully equipped gym. The hotel also offers a 24 hour airport shuttle service to and from the airport at an additional cost. Rooms include tea and coffee making facilities, bathroom amenities, Sky TV, air conditioning, iron and ironing board and an in-room safe. The Visaya Restaurant in the lobby is open daily serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Heritage Auckland

Hotel Heritage Auckland is set within one of the city's most recognisable historic landmark buildings, the iconic Farmers department store building. The hotel offers a range of accommodation options to suit every need and budget. Choose from two accommodation wings, the Hotel or Tower. Both offer everything you need to feel at home during your stay and provide a level of comfort that sets it apart from other Auckland hotels. At the end of the day, we all need to unwind, and the hotel features an outdoor rooftop swimming pool, gym and a floodlit tennis court with racquets and balls available for hire. Hectors Restaurant is charmingly positioned under a canopy of palms, in the dramatic seven-storey atrium and offers a delicious menu that highlights local produce. Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi (limits apply) ++ Restaurant & Bar ++ Rooftop heated pool ++ Floodlit tennis court

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Scenic Hotel Auckland

From $264 per room per night Based on twin share in a Superior Room

Hotel This Art Deco style property provides a combination of standard and superior studio apartments, all with their own kitchenettes plus Sky TV, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities. The MLC Café and Bar opens to Queen Street with attractions, shopping and sightseeing right at hand. The café is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week, incorporating the freshest of New Zealand’s produce matched with a selection of the country’s finest wines.

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Fitness centre ++ Valet parking ++ 24-hour reception

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Rydges Auckland

From $269 per room per night Based on twin share in a Standard Room

Hotel One of the best located hotels in the city with the CBD, casino, shopping district, Sky Tower and the thriving nightlife of the Viaduct Basin, all just a short walk away. Rydges Auckland is a hidden oasis, with 267 contemporary and modern guest rooms, all wellappointed and tastefully decorated. All rooms include air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, Sky TV, tea and coffee making facilities and mini bar. The CUT Restaurant and Bar features traditional cuisine with a very modern twist. Barista Coffee Corner, 24-hour reception and 24-hour room service are also available.

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Gym ++ Iron and ironing board ++ Conference facilities

Room Types: ++ Rooftop terrace ++ Laundry service ++ Car parking ++ 24-hour reception

Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.

Superior Room Deluxe Room with View Premium Harbour View Room

From $236 per room per night Based on twin share in a Superior Room

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Cordis Auckland

Hotel Discover the Cordis - Auckland difference! Designed for guests who value heartfelt service and engaging experiences, Cordis Auckland is located in a lively uptown area within walking distance of the city’s museum, galleries and thriving retail scene. The 411 modern rooms and suites are meticulously tailored to your way of life. Thoughtful extras and stylish interiors reveal a genuine attention to detail and high-speed tech features reflect the best in modern design. A contemporary restaurant and sophisticated lobby lounge offer stylish places to dine and socialise, while peaceful Chuan Spa and a heated rooftop pool create the perfect urban retreat for guests to relax and unwind. Features: ++ High speed internet ++ Eight Restaurant ++ Lobby lounge ++ Heated rooftop pool

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Stamford Plaza Auckland

From $258 per room per night Based on twin share in a Superior Room

Hotel Superbly located in the heart of Auckland’s CBD and situated a short walk from the finest dining, shopping and entertainment precincts, Stamford Plaza is truly one of the finest accommodations in Auckland. The 286 contemporary guest rooms and suites infuse the senses with style and sophistication. Focussing on the highest level of service and detail, Stamford Plaza Auckland can cater for conferences and other social events from four to 400 guests. The state-of-the-art techno gymnasium, 10th floor indoor heated pool, whirlpool spa and sauna offer unrivalled views of the harbour and city. With a choice of two in-house contemporary restaurants and a lobby bar, Stamford Plaza Auckland is truly exceptional in every sense.

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Hotel Grand Windsor Auckland

From $277 per room per night Based on twin share in a Superior Room

Hotel The elegant and boutique Hotel Grand Windsor creates a unique, historic, warm and welcoming ambience. The hotel is ideally located in the heart of Auckland’s CBD, within easy walking of the Viaduct Harbour precinct, North Wharf and the stunning Waitemata Harbour. Right on the doorstep is premium and luxury shopping, prestigious business addresses, vibrant cafes, contemporary restaurants, lively bars and an array of exceptional recreational activities. 79 spacious, modern and tastefully presented rooms and suites. All day dining restaurant and bar with an award-winning chef, a gym, jacuzzi and sauna.

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Pullman Auckland

From $380 per room per night Based on twin share in a Classic King Room

Hotel Pullman Auckland is situated in the heart of the city opposite the historic Albert Park. This 5 star hotel has 340 hotel rooms, suites and self-contained apartments with spectacular city and harbour views. It is just minutes from the iconic Viaduct Harbour and a short stroll from Spark Arena. It is the ideal place to stay when visiting Auckland for the many international acts or sporting events held at the stadium. Spa at the Pullman is the perfect escape to take respite from the norm and reconnect with your inner source of vitality. An urban oasis, our facilities include an expansive sun terrace, 25 metre heated indoor lap pool, sauna, steam room, spa pool and cutting edge fitness facilities, six spa treatment rooms and a chill zone. An exclusive array of treatments inspired by the purest sources from the land and sea are available. Features: ++ Wi-Fi ++ Restaurant & bar ++ Fitness centre ++ 24-hour reception

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Room Types: ++ Lap swimming pool ++ Health spa ++ Parking facilities

Superior Room Residence Superior Room Executive King Suite Residence One Bedroom Suite

From $289 per room per night Based on twin share in a Superior Room

Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.


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“Visiting the Bay of Islands is such a fantastic introduction to New Zealand’s fascinating history. At the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, I get goosebumps thinking about the events that transpired there all those years ago.” - Rebecca, Kirra Tours

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Northland Things to Do Discover Kerikeri Keirkeri is a great place to indulge in the senses. Visit Ake Ake Vineyard and sample organic wine or coffee. Take a step back in time and learn about the history that makes this area famous, such as the Historic Stone Store and Kemp House and see how chocolates are created at the boutique Makana Chocolate Factory. Departs: Paihia daily at 1.00pm Duration: 3 hours

Adult $60

Child (5-14 yrs) $30

Discover Cape Reinga Journey to Cape Reinga, known as the meeting place of the oceans and uncover the wild beauty of this vast and untouched region. This full day tour includes a drive along Ninety Mile Beach, careful negotiation of Te Paki stream beneath gigantic sand dunes, the lighthouse at Cape Reinga and plenty of stops for sightseeing and photographs. Includes lunch. Departs: Paihia daily at 7.15am Duration: 13 hours

Adult $147

Child (5-14 yrs) $74

Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock Cruise by luxury catamaran to Cape Brett Lighthouse, Motukokako Island and then make your passage through the Hole in the Rock followed by Grand Cathedral Cave. Meander through the inner islands stopping at Otehei Bay for a swim or scenic walk. See sandy beaches, rocky outcrops and the many varied island landscapes. Departs: Paihia or Russell at 9.00am and 1.30pm Duration: 4 hours

Adult $106

Waitangi Treaty Grounds Day Pass Waitangi Treaty Grounds welcomes you on a journey of discovery through New Zealand’s most important historic site. Enjoy an inspiring and interactive full day experience through Waitangi’s contemporary museum, powerful Maori cultural performances in an authentic Meeting House, entertaining guided tours, engaging visitor centre, inspiring art gallery and carving studio, traditional Maori waka (canoe) and hangi and so much more, all with stunning views over the Bay of Islands. Adult $39

Child (0-18 yrs) Free

Salt Air - Bay of Islands Coastal Discovery

Salt Air - Heli Scenic Flight with Hole in the Rock Landing

Explore the stunning coastline surrounding the Bay of Islands region with an extended helicopter flight including the infamous Hole in the Rock. Fly from Paihia over the Russell area to Elliot Bay continuing along the remote eastern side of Cape Brett Peninsula to the Hole in the Rock, turning there to fly back over the picturesque Bay of Islands, Kerikeri Inlet, Black Rocks and Waitangi.

A unique opportunity to fly over the beautiful Bay of Islands and set foot on the Hole in the Rock, landing by helicopter on Salt Air’s exclusive helipad on top of the island. Very few people have ever ventured on to the island. Being surrounded by steep cliffs and stunning scenery looking towards Cape Brett, this isolated landing location will no doubt appeal to the adventurous.

Departs: Paihia on demand Duration: 30 minutes

Departs: Paihia on demand Duration: 35 minutes

Per Person $361

Darryl’s Dinner Cruise Spend a fun and relaxing evening cruising on the calm Waitangi River in the Bay of Islands up to the spectacular Haruru Falls. Dine on a scrumptious meal as the sun sets and experience the unique charter widely promoted as a calm water cruise with a relaxed sociable atmosphere. Enjoy a drink from the fully licensed bar whilst taking in the scenery. Departs: Paihia daily at 6.30pm (5.00pm during winter) Duration: 2 ½ hours

Adult $101

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Child (5-14 yrs) $53

Child (5-13 yrs) $37

Per Person $411

Footprints Waipoua Twilight Encounter Join us for an intimate night encounter with giant kauri trees that have stood silently for several millennia witnessing the passing of time. Learn how these trees are intertwined with the lives of local Maori and the important role they play in the ecosystem that is the Waipoua Forest.

Departs: From Hokianga daily at 6:00pm (5:00pm in winter) Duration: 4 hours

Adult $102

Child (5-15 yrs) $44

More sightseeing options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.


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Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia

Hotel Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia is located on the waterfront only 100 metres from the Paihia Wharf and township. Enjoy breakfast and dinner in the Castaway Bar and dine in the Reef Restaurant with stunning views of the brilliant blue-green sea that the Bay of Islands is known for. All 100 rooms are air conditioned with tea and coffee facilities and Sky TV. In addition to these rooms there are 13 waterfront suites. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, swimming pool, spa pool, sauna, games room and complimentary bicycles.

Features: ++ Restaurant ++ Wi-Fi ++ Swimming pool ++ Sauna

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From $134 per room per night Based on twin share in a Standard Room

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Hotel Situated at the entrance to the seaside town of Paihia and surrounded by expansive subtropical gardens and beautifully landscaped grounds, the Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands provides the perfect setting for a relaxing time. This resort style hotel offers 114 rooms including standard, superior and deluxe rooms. Many have their own balcony, while others open out onto a grassed courtyard or garden area. All rooms include LCD TV, entertainment system, Sky TV, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities.

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ 24-hour reception ++ Swimming pool ++ Sky TV

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Room Types: ++ Complimentary parking ++ Special access rooms ++ 24-hour room service ++ Minibar, fridge, desk space

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Copthorne Hotel and Resorts Bay of Islands

From $160 per room per night Based on twin share in a Standard Room

Hotel This welcoming hotel commands a superb waterfront location in the heart of the Bay of Islands, offering uninterrupted bay views surrounded by 60 acres of subtropical gardens as part of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds. With 180 guest rooms including four suites, the hotel provides individual patios or balconies from which to enjoy the bay, estuary or garden views. The rooms offer a serene escape with designs inspired by nature. On-site facilities include tennis court, spectacular free form lagoon style swimming pool, mountain bike hire and courtesy shuttle to downtown Paihia.

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Standard Room Standard Plus Room Superior Harbourview Room Superior Seaview Room

Sea Spray Suites

From $134 per room per night Based on twin share in a Standard Room

Hotel Sea Spray Suites, Heritage's Paihia accommodation is located on the famous Te Ti Beach which sits halfway between Paihia town centre and historic Waitangi. Directly across the road is the beautiful Te Ti Beach, exploring Paihiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beautiful waters and wildlife is only a short step away. For guests interested in experiencing and exploring New Zealandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heritage, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds are located only 1km away. Heritage Collection Sea Spray Suites offers one bedroom and two bedroom suites, each suite is fitted with air conditioning and a balcony or semi-private patio for great indoor-outdoor flow.

Features: ++ Air conditioning ++ Outdoor furniture ++ Laundry/dry cleaning service

Room Types: ++ Guest laundry ++ On-site Managers ++ TV, DVD, Mini stereo system

Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.

One Bedroom Deluxe One Bedroom Premium Two Bedroom Deluxe (1-4) Two Bedroom Premium (1-4)

From $181 per room per night Based on twin share in a One Bedroom Deluxe

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Edgewater Palms

Apartments Edgewater Palms Apartments is set on the waterfront opposite the main beach with tropical landscaping and exceptional facilities. The property is an ideal base to enjoy all the Bay of Islands has to offer and is within walking distance of restaurants and cafĂŠs. Apartments include a kitchen with a dishwasher and microwave, laundry facilities and covered balconies. There is a secure underground car park on-site.

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Paihia Beach Resort and Spa

From $232 per room per night Based on twin share in a Garden View One Bdrm

Hotel Located in the idyllic seaside town of Paihia in the Bay of Islands overlooking picturesque Te Ti Beach, is the Paihia Beach Resort and Spa. We invite you to experience this boutique resort which has been designed with guests' ultimate comfort in mind. Relax at La Spa Naturale, take a dip in the pool and dine at Provenir. At Paihia Beach Resort and Spa your every need is taken care of. All guest rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, a private balcony or patio and an array of breathtaking ocean views. A short 5-minute stroll takes you to the main wharf in Paihia, the departure point to explore the beautiful Bay of Islands.

Features:

Room Types:

++ Complimentary Wi-Fi ++ Air-conditioning ++ Free parking ++ Disabled facilities

++ All rooms ocean view ++ Fine-dining restaurant ++ On-site luxury day spa ++ Pool deck with 6 pools

Poolside Studio Spa Studio Superior Studio Superior Suite

From $445 per room per night Based on twin share in a Poolside Studio

Bonus: Rates include a la carte breakfast.

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Arcadia Lodge Russell

Bed and Breakfast There's nowhere in the Bay of Islands quite like Arcadia Lodge Russell Bed and Breakfast. This historic early 20th century house and boutique Russell B&B accommodation is a Bay of Islands landmark sitting in a magnificent position looking out over Russell's tranquil Matauwhi Bay. The house is furnished in a relaxed blend of traditional and contemporary furniture on 100 year old, honey-coloured kauri floorboards. Historical photos and wonderful snapshots from around New Zealand add to the lodgesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; warmth, relaxed and comfortable feel, creating a relaxing space in which to unwind. Accommodation is in three spacious suites with private decks and magnificent views of the bay while upstairs is a charming queen room with water views and a super-king room. Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Car parking ++ Water views ++ Historic house

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The Heads Omapere

From $248 per room per night Based on twin share in a Ranginui Suite

Villas These luxury villas are designed for couples and private retreats. They have their own private courtyards with loungers, an outdoor spa pool, outdoor shower and tastefully landscaped gardens. The bathrooms are simply gorgeous, with double monsoon showers, a luxurious bath and locally made pamper products. The bedrooms support a plush super king bed and a spacious walk in wardrobe. Prepare a fresh brew of coffee from your personal Nespresso machine when you rise in the morning. Each villa has air conditioning for those warmer evenings and conversely an inviting fireplace that warms each bedroom/lounge during those cooler nights. The Heads is an idyllic place for relaxing, all year around. Features: ++ Car parking ++ Courtyard ++ Hot tub ++ Wi-Fi

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Room Types: ++ Restaurant ++ Bar ++ Pool

Luxury Villa

From $412 per room per night Based on double in a Luxury Villa

Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.


Coromandel

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“Cathedral Cove is a beautiful, iconic natural wonder that is fantastic for that perfect holiday snap. In fact, the entire coastline is stunning, and the seafood in this region is to die for!” - Stacey, Kirra Tours

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Coromandel Things to Do Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga Enjoy the famous Cathedral Cove, marine wildlife, stunning caves and coastal scenery on this unique eco adventure. The vessel is equipped with a glass bottom so you can view the amazing array of marine life in the reserve. Sensational snorkeling is also available with all equipment supplied. Departs: Whitianga daily at 10.30am and 1.30pm (also 8.00am and 4.00pm Dec â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Feb) Duration: 2 hours

Adult $119

Child (3-15 yrs) $67

Cathedral Cove Kayaking The Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine reserve opens up a sea kayaking paradise full of beaches, islands and rock gardens that are just waiting to be explored. Paddle your way through amazing sea caves, interact with the local marine life and explore offshore islands. No kayaking experience is necessary.

Departs: Hahei daily at 8.45am and 1.30pm Duration: 3 1/2 hours

Adult $119

Child (5-15 yrs) $78

Aotearoa Lodge and Tours Half Day Northern Beaches Travel past Ko Te Ra Matiti Marae at Wharekaho where Captain Cook and botanist Banks visited in 1769. Hear the fascinating gold mining history around Kuaotunu and take in great views of the Mercury Islands. Drive along the magnificent coastline through Greys and Rings Beach to the developing holiday resort settlement of Matarangi. Experience a lovely walk among New Zealand native trees at Kauri Grove. Departs: Whitianga at 9.00am Duration: 4 hours

Adult $117

Child (1-13 yrs) $70

Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour The Hahei Explorer takes visitors into coastal islands of the marine reserve, reefs, massive sea caves and bays, including the worldfamous Cathedral Cove. The magnificence of this natural volcanic scenery is legendary and the approach by sea, combined with an insightful yet relaxed commentary further enhances the experience. This small group tour caters for all age groups. Departs: Hahei Beach daily at 10.00am, 11.00am, 2.00pm and 3.00pm Duration: 1 hour

Adult $98

Child (3-15 yrs) $52 Bookings essential

Kiwi Dundee Adventures Full Day Nature and Coast

Driving Creek Railway EyeFull Tower Tour

A walk through beautiful regenerating kauri forest full of tree ferns, along the old tracks of Puketui, the 1890s gold mining town. See glowworms in an old gold cave and learn the history of this magic area. View spectacular coastal scenery with beautiful beaches, off-shore islands and magnificent cliffs decorated with ancient pohutukawa trees. Visit Hot Water Beach (tide permitting) and view the famous Cathedral Cove.

The one-hour return trip on our innovatively designed trains takes you through replanted native kauri forest and includes 2 spirals, 3 short tunnels, 5 reversing points and several large viaducts as it climbs up to the mountain-top terminus. Called the EyeFull Tower, this handsome new building offers great panoramic views out over the island-studded Hauraki Gulf with the forested valley and mountains behind.

Departs: Pauanui at 9.00am Duration: 8 hours

Adult $284

Child (5-11 yrs) $142

Adult $37

Child (4-16 yrs) $14

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More sightseeing options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.


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Anchor Lodge Motel Coromandel

Motel Anchor Lodge offers a range of quality Coromandel accommodation including harbour view suites, spa suites, two-bedroom family units and spacious luxury family spa apartments. All 25 rooms are meticulously serviced daily. Our aim is to provide you with an excellent experience during your stay. Our friendly team are here to assist you with exploring the beautiful Coromandel. We will ensure you are given the best advice about what to see and do while visiting the Coromandel area.

Features: ++ Wi-Fi ++ Heated pool ++ Spa ++ BBQ facilities

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Room Types: ++ Free parking ++ Guest laundry ++ Mountain bikes ++ Activity booking desk

From $187

Standard Studio Spa Suite Two Bedroom (1-4) Two Bedroom Spa (1-4)

per room per night Based on twin share in a Standard Studio

Oceans Resort Whitianga

Apartment Located on the eastern shore of the Coromandel Peninsula in the beautiful Mercury Bay, just a stoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s throw from Buffalo Beach, you will find quality modern accommodation at Oceans Resort Whitianga. A short 2-minute stroll to the town centre, wharf, shops, cafes and next door to The Lost Spring Adult Day Spa, the resort is perfectly positioned for action or relaxation. Only a 30-minute drive to Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove and a 45-minute drive to Coromandel town.

Features: ++ Sky TV ++ Tennis court ++ Playground ++ Heated pool

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Room Types: ++ Furnished balconies ++ Private walkway to the beach ++ Free parking

One Bedroom Apartment Two Bedroom Apartment (1-4)

From $206 per room per night Based on twin share in a One Bedroom Apt

Marina Park Apartments

Apartments Each of our one, two and three bedroom apartments are fully self-catering with spacious open plan living, fully equipped kitchen and laundry. Each apartment has a generous balcony or patio with a pleasant outlook. Views of the marina, the estuary, rural or urban vary according to the location of each apartment in the complex. Guests have access to a heated swimming pool, spa pool, fitness centre and Wi-Fi internet. Laundry facilities are available in each apartment. Each spacious apartment features modern dĂŠcor. Satellite TV and electric blankets are also provided. The kitchen includes a dishwasher and microwave. Some apartments can accommodate extra persons.

Features: ++ Wi-Fi (limits apply) ++ Heated swimming pool and spa ++ Car parking

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Hahei Horizon B&B

One Bedroom One Bedroom Marina View Two Bedroom (1-4) Three Bedroom (1-6)

From $289 per room per night Based on twin share in a One Bedroom

Bed and Breakfast A stunning Hahei sunrise from your room! Cooked Kiwi Breakfast on the main deck surrounded by silence, sun and sea views! Three large luxury suites, all with personal decks or patios and varying ocean views. Relax and indulge in the open-air spa with sea views and an amazing night sky. Minutes to all restaurants, attractions and amenities. Stay with Peter and Kay and discover the Coromandel. Cooked breakfast included.

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Free parking ++ Complimentary beach towels provided

Room Types: ++ Spa ++ Complimentary spade for Hot Water Beach

Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.

Bach Suite Cove Suite Pa Suite

From $361 per room per night Based on twin share in Bach Suite

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Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge

Motel Here at Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge we welcome you to a place of peace and quiet that allows you to enjoy your stay on the Coromandel. The accommodation and facilities are spread amongst trees, gardens and open spaces for your enjoyment and situated within easy walking distance of the village and beach. Pauanui Pines consists of 18 one and two bedroom self-contained motel units, each one offering spacious functional living. All units have kitchen facilities, large bathrooms, lounge and dining areas. Some units have the ability for alfresco dining. Continental breakfasts can be delivered to your unit on request. Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Laundry ++ BBQ ++ Bicycles

Room Types: ++ Tennis court ++ Swimming pool ++ Parking ++ Child friendly

One Bedroom Two Bedroom (1-4)

From $168 per room per night Based on twin share in a One Bedroom

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights or more and get 10% off your room rate.

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Grand Mercure Puka Park

Hotel Stay within the natural and native forest of New Zealand’s famous Coromandel Peninsula. This idyllic resort is hidden away on the slopes of Mount Pauanui, amid 25 acres of lush native bush. The chalets all offer the experience of being secluded right in amongst the spectacular native forest. Each chalet is furnished with a king bed, large ensuite bathroom and a private outdoor deck area. Only a 10-minute stroll to beautiful Pauanui Beach.

Features: ++ Swimming pool ++ Mountain bike hire ++ Sauna ++ Gym

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Waihi Beach Lodge

Tree Hut Chalet Bush Chalet Toi Toi Apartment

From $320 per room per night Based on twin share in a Tree Hut Chalet

Boutique Bed and Breakfast Waihi Beach Lodge has 3 king/queen rooms with ensuites and a king studio apartment with its own private bathroom. All king rooms have a sea view with the studio apartments view being from its deck. Being a central location, there are very good cafes close by to cater for most tastes. The lodge is only 150 metres from Waihi Beach, which stretches for 10kms and is a safe swimming and surf beach. Locally there are beach and coastal walks, thermal hot pools, a working gold mine, cycle trails and stunning scenery around every corner plus lots more to explore at your leisure. The Coromandel Peninsula, Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo are all within a 2 hours drive and the Auckland International Airport is only 1.5 hours away. Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Free on-site parking ++ Gourmet breakfast daily for 2 guests

Room Types: ++ Smoke free internally ++ Television and DVD

King/Queen Ensuite Room Studio Apartment with kitchenette

From $304 per room per night Based on twin share in a King/Queen Ensuite Room

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights for the price of 2 - valid 1 March to 30 November 2018.

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Bushland Park Lodge and Retreat

Lodge A maximum of three fortunate couples at a time can experience this unique place, set in 5 acres of manicured park like grounds. The host/owner’s cuisine is the main outstanding feature followed by an on-site glowworm tour in the lodge’s spring water grotto. A secluded double slipper bath in the garden is the perfect spot for star gazing and relaxation. Bush walks to the famous Wentworth Falls start at the doorstep and glorious white sand beaches are only a few minutes’ drive away. There are 2 golf courses close by. This lodge is not just a stop along the way, but a destination in its own right.

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Free car parking ++ On-site native glowworms

Room Types: ++ Double slipper claw foot baths outdoors ++ Glass fusing studio ++ Breakfast included

Garden Suite Kauri Suite Twin Suite

From $773 per room per night Based on twin share in a Garden Suite

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights and recieve a bottle of New Zealand champagne and chocolate truffle at the outdoor bath.

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Discover an amazing underground labyrinth of ancient limestone caverns and formations and marvel at a galaxy of tiny living lights in the Glowworm Grotto and limestone creations. The highlight of your tour is a magical boat trip gliding in silence through the Grotto guided by a myriad of glowworm lights. A must for any visitor to the Waitomo region! Departs: Every half hour from 9.00am – 5.00pm (5.30pm Nov – Mar) Duration: 45 minutes

Adult $58

Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to see an iconic movie set. Wander paths of The Shire, see the Mill and view submerged Hobbit Holes that are spread across the rolling hills. Your guide will show you around the set, pointing out the famous locations and explaining how the movies were made. Finish your Middle Earth adventure with a visit to the famous Green Dragon Inn and sample the specially brewed beverages. Departs: Ex: Matamata i-Site Duration: 2 1/2 hours Departs: Ex: The Shire's Rest Duration: 2 hours

Child (9-16 yrs) $44 Ex The Shire's Rest

White Island Tour Cruise across the pristine waters of the Bay of Plenty to White Island (Whakaari) – New Zealand’s most active volcano. After donning hard hats and gas masks, guides will lead you on an exploration of the crater. Experience roaring fumaroles, sparkling sulphur chimneys, bubbling pools of mud and the spectacular main crater. The return journey often provides the opportunity for dolphin or whale watching. Departs: Whakatane daily at approximately 8.00am Duration: 5 – 6 hours

Adult $236

An adventure that will have you climbing, tubing, leaping and floating through the Ruakuri Caves. Glide with the water as it drops down the hidden waterfall and tumbles down rocky chutes before sliding through vaulted limestone galleries to finally emerge into the dazzling green Waitomo forest. See glowworms sparkling above as you navigate the caverns underground. Departs: Waitomo daily at 9.00am, 10.30am, 12.00pm, 1.30pm and 3.00pm Duration: 3 hours

Per Person $158

Child (4-14 yrs) $26

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Adult $87

Legendary Blackwater Rafting - Black Labyrinth

Child (8-15 yrs) $134

Minimum age is 12 years

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour and Evening Dining Experience the Hobbiton Movie Set at dusk with a guided evening tour through the 12-acre Shire. Recount fascinating details on how the movie set was created. Enjoy a complimentary beverage from the exclusive Hobbit Southfarthing range before indulging in a banquet feast at the Green Dragon Inn. After dinner wander along the paths of the Shire with a handheld lantern. Departs: The Shire's Rest Sunday-Wednesday (seasonal times) Duration: 4 ½ hours

Adult $201

Child (9-16 yrs) $158 Infant (0-8 yrs) $103

Waimarino Evening Glowworm Kayak Tour At dusk let your guide lead you onto Lake McLaren for a gentle paddle into the night and discover the enchanting glowworm canyon. Includes transfers from Waimarino (10 minute drive from Tauranga), all kayaking gear, light snack and drinks. Moderate fitness required. Departs: Times vary depending on what month tour is Duration: 3 1/2 hours including approximately 1.5 hours paddling. Special offer: Free transfers from accommodation in Tauranga Central/Mount Maunganui Central for months May – August (2 people minimum).

Per Person $126 Minimum age is 8 years

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Hamilton and Bay Of Plenty Places to Stay 1

Sudima Hamilton

Hotel Sudima Hamilton is housed in an iconic 1876 historic building and offers 69 well-appointed rooms with a variety of room types and configurations to choose from. The hotel is located within walking distance of restaurants, pubs and cafes. Featuring parking, wireless internet access, ensuites, kitchenettes, laundry facilities and 24-hour guest services.

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Distinction Hamilton Hotel

From $155 per room per night Based on twin share in a Superior Room

Hotel Located only minutes from the city centre, Distinction Hamilton Hotel is a favourite with business travellers and holiday makers alike. Offering 147 comfortable air-conditioned rooms and suites as well as free unlimited Wi-Fi. New Superior Rooms and Suites offer a modern, chic and contemporary vibe. Guests will be treated to upgraded, luxury beds combined with sumptuous linen ensuring a restful night’s sleep, plush new carpet, comfortable armchairs and a work desk and 49” flat screen televisions with SKY channels. The hotel also offers extensive leisure facilities including a fitness centre, three spa pools and an indoor swimming pool. The hotel's popular Garnett's Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner daily. Features: ++ Free unlimited Wi-Fi ++ Free parking ++ Indoor swimming pool and spas

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Room Types: ++ Restaurant and bar ++ Gym ++ Room service ++ Kid-friendly

Standard Room Superior Room

From $168 per room per night Based on twin share in a Standard Room

Novotel Hamilton Tainui

Hotel With contemporary décor and natural light, enjoy 4-star comfort on the banks of the Waikato River. Located in the heart of the city, it is an easy stroll to Skycity Casino, Waikato Stadium, eateries and shopping. The 177 modern guest rooms offer river or city views and fantastic amenities include a restaurant, lobby bar, fitness centre, sauna, 24-hour reception, Wi-Fi and an electric car charging station. The contemporary décor and natural light will make your room a haven whether you are staying for work or leisure.

Features: ++ Gym ++ Café ++ Restaurant and Bar ++ 24-hour reception

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Superior Room Executive Room

From $216 per room per night Based on twin share in a Superior Room

Roseland Farm Stay, Waitomo

Farm Stay/Chalet Roselands Chalet is close to nature and overlooking farmland. Wake up to the birds chirping and fresh country air. Located on-site is Roselands Buffet Restaurant, which serves up a good Kiwi BBQ for lunch and is also open for breakfast and dinner. Free Wi-Fi is available at the restaurant. Enjoy a peaceful stay and make use of the lawn tennis court, stroll the bush walks and see a free glowworm display at night.

Features: ++ Free parking ++ Wi-Fi in the Restaurant ++ Cooking facilities

Room Types: ++ Lawn tennis court ++ TV, fridge/freezer ++ Smoking outside

Chalet

From $168 per room per night Based on twin share in a Chalet

Bonus Offer: Free BBQ lunch for 2 (available between 11.30am-3pm).

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Okoroire Hot Springs

Hotel Okoroire Hot Springs is a boutique property to relax, unwind and be as active or inactive as you like. A heritage listed country hotel built in the 1880s and nestled in eighty acres of park like surrounding on the banks of the Waihou River. Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel is located near Tirau in the heart of the South Waikato region. There are many iconic attractions you can visit within a short drive of the hotel, notably Hobbiton which is only a 20 minute drive. Hamilton and Rotorua are a 45 minute drive.

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White Island Rendezvous

From $179 per room per night Based on twin share in a Heritage Room

Hotel Located opposite Whakatane Wharf and within walking distance of the town centre, the hotel has a modern range of spacious accommodation options including studios and apartments. Each studio and apartment offers an ensuite bathroom and kitchenette. White Island Rendezvous is the only motel accommodation in Whakatane to boast its own on-site café - a favourite amongst locals. Wake up to breakfast delivered to your room or enjoy the on-site coffee house. A quiet location yet only minutes’ walk from Whakatane’s boutique shopping and numerous restaurants.

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Trinity Wharf Tauranga

From $145 per room per night Based on twin share in a Standard Studio

Hotel Ideally positioned in the Bay of Plenty, the 4.5-star Trinity Wharf has 123 luxuriously appointed guest rooms with stunning views of Tauranga Harbour. This unique hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, gym and free on-site parking. All air-conditioned rooms feature an ensuite bathroom with heated flooring, free Wi-Fi, selected SKY TV channels and pay-on-demand movies, as well as tea and coffee making facilities, disabled guest room options, in room safe and minibar. Enjoy fantastic waterfront dining in Halo Restaurant and Bar from 7am until late. Located within walking distance of Tauranga CBD and a 10 minute drive to main leisure activities. Features: ++ Swimming pool ++ Free parking ++ Air conditioning ++ Restaurant

Room Types: ++ Bar ++ Gym ++ Free Wi-Fi

Urban Room Urban Balcony Premium Room Harbour King Room Two Bedroom Harbour Apartment (1-4)

From $238 per room per night Based on twin share in a Urban Room

Bonus Offer: Stay two consecutive nights in a Premium Water View Guestroom or a higher room category and receive two free buffet breakfasts (hot and cold options) per room daily, plus a 12noon check-out. T&C's apply.

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Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Visiting Tamaki Village and experiencing the wonderful Maori cultural show was a highlight of my trip. The geysers were also a sight to behold as was the whole fascinating geothermal experience. You get a real sense of the heart of New Zealand in Rotorua.â&#x20AC;? - Belinda, Kirra

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Get amongst nature and explore this beautiful forest which is a 5 minute drive from the city centre. There is an array of hiking trails from short easy circuits to full day hikes that start off in the majestic Redwood Grove.

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Waimangu Volcanic Valley Walk through and explore the extraordinary geothermal features of Waimangu Valley. Key features include Frying Pan Lake, the world’s largest hot spring, Inferno Crater and Lake Rotomahana. Walks vary in length from 1.5km to 4km and entry includes the use of the shuttle service between points in the valley. Open: Daily 8.30am - last admission 3.00pm (4.00pm in January) Duration: Allow 3 hours

Adult $42

Child (6-16 yrs) $13

Hells Gate - Geothermal Lake Mud Bath and Spa Have you heard about Rotorua’s world-famous geothermal mud? Hells Gate is Rotorua’s most active geothermal park and New Zealand’s only mud spa complex. Enjoy this thermal wonderland with a guided tour or self-guided tour before relaxing in the mud bath and sulphur spas. Open: 8.30am – 10pm (summer). Closed on Christmas Day Duration: Allow 2 1/2 hours. Geothermal reserve walk closes at sunset.

Adult $93

Child (5-15 yrs) $47

Polynesian Spa Relax and unwind at Rotorua’s Polynesian Spa - a world-leading, natural mineral bathing and luxury spa retreat. Geothermal waters nourish the skin and relieve tired muscles, aches and pains, while decadent therapies rejuvenate through ancient and modern techniques. Combined with the healthy café, Polynesian Spa restores the body inside and out. Open: 8.00am – 11.00pm daily

Adult $57

Child (5-14 yrs) $57

Skyline Rotorua Gondola and Buffet Dinner Skyline Rotorua is your ticket to an unforgettable holiday with everything from gravity adventure such as thrilling downhill luge tracks, ziplining and mountain biking trails, to tranquil gondola rides, nature trails, dining experiences and out-of-this world stargazing. All with unsurpassed views, this is an all-weather must do attraction for all ages year round. Open: 9.00am – late daily (dinner is from 5.30pm – late)

Adult $90

Rotorua Canopy Tours Canopy Tours is your ticket to connect with New Zealand in a whole new way. Soar through the trees and experience our ancient forest up close and personal like never before. Get below the surface, above the trees, learn about the past and become part of our future – in an adventure like nothing else. Book a Canopy Tour May-September and receive one free GoPro hire per booking. Departs: Rotorua daily on demand from 8.00am 2.00pm Duration: 3 hours

Adult $154

Te Puia is home to the famous Pohutu Geyser, bubbling mud pools and the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. Explore beautiful nature trails and discover a New Zealand icon, the kiwi bird. At dusk, Te Puia takes on a magical quality in the illuminated thermal valley. Te Po is an evening experience of Maori storytelling, entertainment, a hangi banquet and a hot chocolate beside a moonlit Pohutu Geyser to end the evening. Time: 4.30pm – 9.00pm

Adult $167

Child (5-15 yrs) $84

More sightseeing options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.

Child (6-15 yrs) $123

Tamaki Maori Village Evening Cultural Experience Tamaki Maori Village offers a journey back in time with Tangata Whenua - People of the Land. Experience an evening of ceremonial rituals, storytelling, powerful cultural performances and hangi feasting. Learn the haka, poi and warrior training. Hear stories of the great Maori migration to Aotearoa New Zealand. Watch your hangi meal being lifted from beneath the ground and enjoy an entertaining cultural performance. Departs: Rotorua daily at 5.30pm Duration: 3 1/2 hours

Adult $118

Price above is for Lake Spa entry

Te Po Combo Daytime and Nightime Experience

Child (5-14 yrs) $49 Luge rides additional cost.

Child (10-15 yrs) $64 Infant (0-9 yrs) $32

Agrodome and Rainbow Springs This great combo includes entry into two famous Rotorua attractions - Rainbow Springs and the Agrodome Farm Show. At Rainbow Springs, you’ll see live kiwi foraging for food in a nocturnal house and come face to face with a Tuatara – New Zealand’s own living dinosaur! The 1 hour Agrodome Farm Show is a specially designed auditorium, where the audience will see 19 sheep breeds introduced onto the stage. Agrodome Farm Show is presented three times daily (9.30am, 11.00am and 2.30pm)

Adult $65

Child (3-15 yrs) $33

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Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua

Hotel Sudima Lake Rotorua is the largest hotel in Rotorua, set right on the shores of Lake Rotorua and only minutes away from the vibrant city centre. Offering 250 well appointed rooms, many with superb views across Lake Rotorua and each with ensuite bathroom, wireless broadband internet, tea and coffee making facilities and Sky TV. The property is adjacent to the Polynesian Spa, making it an ideal location for a relaxing holiday. The hotel puts on a Maori cultural show and a hangi.

Features: ++ High speed internet ++ 24-hour room service ++ Outdoor heated pool ++ Complimentary parking

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Room Types: ++ Day spa ++ Restaurant and bar ++ Self-service laundry ++ Bike storage

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Rydges Rotorua

From $155 per room per night Based on twin share in a Standard Room

Hotel Situated on the edge of Rotorua’s Arawa Racecourse in a park like setting, Rydges Rotorua offers panoramic views across the city to Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island, and is just a short walk to many local attractions. The hotel has some of the largest rooms in Rotorua, many of which include spa baths and private balconies. All rooms include a LCD TV with Sky TV as well as free Wi-Fi. Hotel features include a guest laundry, 24-hour room service, gym and indoor heated pool and spa. An evening Maori cultural show and hangi is also available for guests to enjoy.

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Restaurant and bar ++ Heated pool and spa ++ 24-hour room service

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Room Types: ++ Gym ++ Guest laundry ++ Business centre

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Distinction Rotorua Hotel

From $179 per room per night Based on twin share in a Superior Room

Hotel Set amongst beautiful gardens and boasting a range of accommodation to suit every traveller’s needs. Located a few minutes from the city centre and adjacent to the world renowned Whakarewarewa Forest, a top international destination for mountain bikers. The hotel offers guests a range of mountain bike facilities including bike hire and a wash down facility as well as a purpose built individual locker bike storage unit. The hotel's 4 in-house restaurants and bar offer superb cuisine and a visit to Rotorua is not complete without experiencing the hotel's dynamic Maori Dinner and Culture Show. Guests can enjoy complimentary access to the heated outdoor swimming pool, private spas, gym, free unlimited Wi-Fi and free car-parking. Features: ++ Free unlimited Wi-Fi ++ Free parking ++ 4 restaurants ++ Kid-friendly

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Copthorne Hotel Rotorua

From $155 per room per night Based on twin share in a Superior Room

Hotel Copthorne Hotel Rotorua is conveniently located just a few blocks from the city centre with many sights and activities only a short walk away. Boasting 110 spacious rooms and suites, the hotel features a restaurant and bar, tennis court, gym, two outdoor spas and a heated outdoor swimming pool. All rooms feature satellite TV, Wi-Fi and tea and coffee facilities. Indulge in a selection of dishes served in Jimmy Cook’s Kiwi Kitchen and enjoy a refreshing drink in Jimmy’s Bar. Guests can immerse themselves in traditional Kiwi culture by enjoying a traditional hangi and cultural performance.

Features: ++ Outdoor heated pool ++ Outdoor spa ++ Restaurant and bar ++ Wi-Fi

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Room Types: ++ Gym ++ Tennis court ++ Conference facilities

Standard Room

From $161 per room per night Based on twin share in a Standard Room

Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.


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Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

Hotel In the city centre with the lake at the doorstep and just steps from shopping and eateries, Novotel Rotorua is the perfect base for seeing all the geothermal capital has to offer. Rooms are decorated with earthy colours, wood furniture and picture windows to make the most of the spectacular scenery. This modern hotel’s amenities include natural mineral pools, fitness centre, sauna, hot tubs, accessible rooms, 24-hour reception and room service, Wi-Fi and free car parking.

Features: ++ Wi-Fi ++ Thermal hot pools ++ Sauna ++ Gym

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Room Types: ++ Restaurant and bar ++ Car parking ++ 24-hour reception ++ Laundry service

From $193

Superior Room Superior Lake View Room Junior Suite

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Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Hotel Located within metres of the city centre and equally close to the historic Government Gardens and Polynesian Spa, you can enjoy superior levels of comfort and service at Millennium Hotel Rotorua. All 227 elegant rooms and suites are air conditioned and well appointed. Many rooms offer excellent views of Lake Rotorua and a charming residential style décor. Brasserie Poolside and Nikau Restaurant offer fine dining choices and Bar Zazu is a great place to relax in the evening.

Features: ++ Wi-Fi ++ Heated pool ++ Poolside restaurant ++ Spa treatments

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From $213

Superior Room Superior Lakeview Room Club Room

per room per night Based on twin share in a Superior Room

Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel and Spa

Hotel Prepare to be wowed by an eclectic mix of stylish spaces at the Regent of Rotorua. Refreshingly original, the Regent marks the epitome of chic, luxury accommodation in the city. Restorative heated pools, a fabulous location and welcoming staff transform this boutique hotel into a sparkling gem that stands miles apart from the crowd. Each of the rooms and suites in Regent of Rotorua are uniquely designed featuring contemporary décor. The Regent also offers free unlimited Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, an award-winning restaurant, on-site parking, and a mini gym.

Features: ++ Complimentary Wi-Fi ++ Off-street parking ++ Outdoor heated pool ++ Restaurant

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Room Types: ++ Mini gym ++ Private mineral pool ++ 24-hour reception

Superior Room Boutique Room Family Two Bedroom (1-4) Three Bedroom (1-4)

The Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel

From $226 per room per night Based on twin share in a Superior Room

Hotel This chic, contemporary romantic hotel is situated in a serene lakeside setting on the edge of Lake Rotorua. Eight beautifully appointed guest rooms. Guest rooms offer stunning views to the lake or manicured gardens and poolside. Relax with an individual fireplace, air conditioning, stone soaker baths and monsoon rain showers. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks, unwind and dine overlooking the lake, the fireside, or maybe a romantic dinner for two in the conservatory, the secret grotto or alfresco in the manicured gardens. Indulge at the luxurious day spa, play croquet and petanque or swim from the private sand beach lakeside. Floatplanes depart from the hotel’s private jetty for a scenic flight over Rotorua.

Features: ++ Air conditioning ++ Restaurant ++ Fireplace ++ Stone soaker baths

Room Types: ++ Day spa ++ Heated pool ++ Sauna ++ Secret grotto

Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.

Poolview Room Lakeview Room Lakefront Room

From $506 per room per night Based on twin share in a Poolview Room

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“The mighty Huka Falls just have to be experienced. The sheer power and energy of that water is mind-blowing! The contrast of that and the lake’s serenity speaks of New Zealand’s incredibly diverse and beautiful landscape. Awesome!” - Jamie, Kirra

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Hukafalls Jet Enjoy thrills, fun and excitement that takes you along a beautiful river environment, lined with native bush, sheer rock cliff faces and natural hot springs. Combine 360-degree spins and disorientating speeds for an amazing must do visitor experience. From the unique vantage point on the jet boat, you have the best water level view of Huka Falls. Departs: Daily 8.30am - 5.30pm (9.00am - 4.00pm in winter) Duration: 1 ½ hours

Adult $131

Child (2-15 yrs) $86

Chris Jolly Outdoors Scenic Cruise Cruise to the Maori rock carvings in style and comfort onboard Cruise Cat. Enjoy a live commentary on the volcanic history and Maori mythology surrounding Lake Taupo. Take in the fabulous views of the secluded bays and spectacular mountain peaks. Complimentary tea/coffee and hot muffin. Departs: Taupo daily at 10.30am and 1.30pm. (Extra 5.00pm cruise during summer) Duration: 1 ½ hours

Adult $51

Child (5-16 yrs) $24

Taupo Tandem Skydiving

Riverjet Thermal Safari

Tick skydiving off your bucket list in Taupo! Experience breathtaking views of volcanoes and Lake Taupo as you jump from 15,000 feet with a huge 60 seconds of freefall, reaching speeds over 200kph! TTS is NZ’s original tandem skydiving company. Offering endless camera options, free USB’s, multi-lingual staff and free transport from Taupo and Rotorua, it’s easy to see why we are NZ’s top-rated skydive. Please note we have a strict weight limit of 100kg.

Admire the stunning scenery, geysers and natural attractions on your way down the mighty Waikato River before walking onto Orakei Korako, rated as one of the top 5 geothermal parks in the world by Lonely Planet Travel Guide. Then it’s back onto the jet boat for the exhilarating thrill ride home including the world famous 360 spins.

Per Person $370 Minimum age is 8 years

One-Day Eco-Cultural Walk This walking tour provides a window-look at the ancient rainforest in which the early Maori people lived and the plant and wildlife species on which they relied for their survival. A gourmet-style luncheon is consumed on the picturesque riverbank. This is an easy to moderate walk suitable for all ages. Interpretative commentary on the flora and fauna and traditional uses of this temperate rainforest is provided by our professional Maori guides whose ancestors roamed these lands. Duration: 8-9 hours (4 ½ hours on track)

Adult $160

Child (5-14 yrs) $114

Departs: Daily at 11.00am and 2.00pm Duration: 3 hours

Adult $185

Child (3-15 yrs) $102

Taupo Bungy and Cliffhanger Extreme Swing Two awesome activities located at one stunning site. At 47 metres, Taupo Bungy is New Zealand’s highest water touch bungy jump. You can choose to touch the Waikato River with your fingertips, fully submerge yourself or stay high and dry. Then try the feet-first, mind-blowing rush of the Cliffhanger Extreme Swing, reaching speeds of 70kp/h and arcing up to 180 degrees. Solo and tandem activities available. Open: 9.30am-5.00pm (until 4.00pm in winter)

Adult $294

Includes return transport from Rotorua or Taupo

Child (10-15 yrs) $191 Minimum age is 10 years

Taupo Floatplanes A Peek at the Lake

Taupo Floatplanes Orakei Korako Trip

This 20 minute circuit takes you out of Taupo Bay to discover the true size of New Zealand’s largest lake. Fly along the Northern bays over the crystal clear water towards Kinloch before heading back over New Zealand’s diverse farmland to Taupo’s local geothermal area and Huka Falls before landing.

Why drive when you can fly to this geothermal paradise. Experience a water landing on the Waikato River before stepping off the plane and catching a short boat trip to the amazing silica terraces, steaming geysers, boiling mud pools and geothermal cave situated amongst lush native bush. After your walk, we fly back to Taupo via the Wairakei steam field and Huka Falls.

Departs: Taupo on demand Duration: 20 minutes

Departs: Taupo on demand Duration: 2 ¼ hours

Adult $181

Child (3-15 yrs) $91

More sightseeing options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.

Adult $376

Child (10-15 yrs) $188

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Voyager Apartments Taupo

Apartment Only a short stroll to the lakefront and the centre of town, Voyager Apartments offer guests a choice of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. All apartments feature a full kitchen, SKY51 and channel TV, tea and coffee making facilities, free Wi-Fi internet access, laundry facilities, iron and ironing board. The property also features free off-street parking plus a heated swimming pool and spa.

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Full kitchens ++ In room laundry ++ Spa tubs

Room Types: ++ SKY TV ++ Heated pool ++ Free parking ++ Kid-friendly

One Bedroom Executive Apartment Two Bedroom Executive Apartment (1-4) Three Bedroom Apartment (1-6)

From $209 per room per night Based on twin share in a One Bedroom

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 Pay 2 and Stay 5 Pay 3 (1 May 19 – 30 Sep 19) Stay 7 Pay 5 (1 Oct 18 – 23 Dec 18 and 1 Feb 19 – 30 Sep 19)

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Wairakei Resort Taupo

Resort Wairakei Resort Taupo offers excellent service, tranquil accommodation and exceptional leisure facilities set amid the forested slopes of the Wairakei Thermal Valley in the heart of the Wairakei Tourist Park. The resort dates from the late 19th century when travellers were drawn to the region by the same therapeutic hot springs and dramatic scenery that continue to bring visitors here today. Wairakei Resort now provides guests with modern hotel rooms and villa accommodation, exquisite dining options, a well-stocked fitness centre, a 9-hole golf course, tennis on floodlit courts, two geothermally heated swimming pools and six outdoor hot tubs, all just minutes from Taupo’s city centre.

Features: ++ Free fibre Wi-Fi ++ Free parking ++ Family-friendly ++ Disabled facilities

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Room Types: ++ Outdoor hot pools ++ Six outdoor spas ++ Massage facilities ++ 24-hour reception

Run of House Room One Bedroom Family Unit (1-4) Suite

Oreti Village Apartments

From $186 per room per night Based on twin share in a Run of House Room

Apartment Beautifully situated on the stunning southern shores of Lake Taupo, Oreti Village offers tranquil and stunning views. This property is a beautiful retreat, nestled in New Zealand bush and offering uninterrupted lake views. The location makes it ideal for enjoying the abundance of local activities including the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, just minutes from Oreti. If you are seeking the ultimate serene destination, then you won’t need to look any further. All 19 spacious apartments provide sweeping views of New Zealand’s largest and most impressive fresh water lake, offering all the comforts of home. Oreti offers an on-site restaurant purpose built with rustic and enchanting ambience, serving mouthwatering Pacific Cuisine with a French twist. Features: ++ On site restaurant ++ Tennis court & Bar ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Wedding venue

Room Types: ++ 5 minutes’ walk to the lake ++ Conference facilities

Two Bedroom Loft (1-4) Two Bedroom Balcony (1-4) Two Bedroom Executive (1-4) Four bedroom Loft and Balcony (1-8)

From $335 per room per night Based on twin share in a Two Bedroom Loft

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 Pay 2 (1 February 2019 – 31 March 2019)

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Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo

Hotel Boasting an absolute lake edge location, the hotel presents guests with uninterrupted views of the magnificent lake and mountains from guest rooms, restaurants and bar areas. The hotel is luxuriously furnished with an ambience and art collection to delight all visitors. Restaurants offer superb award-winning cuisine. The hotel is only minutes away from the many Taupo attractions and activities.

Features: ++ Wi-Fi ++ Sauna ++ Gym ++ Bar

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Hilton Lake Taupo

From $213 per room per night Based on twin share in a Standard Lakeview Room

Hotel Hilton Lake Taupo is the region’s only 5-star international hotel. From its spectacular vantage point, Hilton Lake Taupo commands magnificent views over New Zealand’s largest lake and beyond. This distinguished hotel offers a wide range of room types (113 rooms in total), from Hilton Guest Rooms through to the Grand Presidential Suite. For families, groups and those staying a little longer, 1 to 3 bedroom apartments offer convenient options. Take time to enjoy the array of facilities including tennis courts, pool, spa pool, sauna, steam room, fitness centre and Bistro Lago – one of Taupo’s finest restaurants.

Features: ++ Eco friendly ++ Tennis courts ++ Thermally heated pool and spa pool

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Room Types: ++ Fitness centre ++ Connecting rooms ++ Secure parking ++ On-site restaurant

Hilton Guest Room Hilton Deluxe Room One Bedroom Apartment Three Bedroom Apartment (1-2)

Huka Lodge

From $228 per room per night Based on twin share in a Hilton Guest Room

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Huka Lodge has enjoyed a location of great natural beauty on the banks of the mighty Waikato River since it was founded as a very simple trout fishing camp in 1924. This legendary retreat continues to define absolute style, while offering privacy and relaxation with authentic outdoor adventure for those who appreciate exquisite cuisine prepared by an Executive Chef, personal service and unique experiences. With just 25 guest suites, including two superb private cottages within 17 acres of magnificent grounds, this is truly an exclusive experience. The rooms are designed to allow the beauty of the landscape to dominate while providing soft light and layers of well appointed luxury. Every little detail required for guest comfort has been carefully considered. Huka Lodge proudly takes its place amongst the world’s best retreats, with its reputation and awards all richly deserved. Room Types:

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Valet parking ++ Airport transfers ++ Child friendly ++ Pool and 2 spas ++ Tennis court

++ Private secluded dining areas ++ Massage and beauty facilities ++ 17 acres of manicured gardens

Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.

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From $1,833 per room per night Based on twin share in a Junior Lodge Suite

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“I wanted to challenge myself and take on the Tongariro Crossing. So I did, and the adventure was worth it. I recommend you treat yourself to a truly unique and unforgettable experience in one of the most inspiring natural environments.” - Candice, Kirra Tours

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Tongariro Things to Do and Places to Stay Tongariro Alpine Crossing Guided Walk

2-Hour Sunset Guided Walk This fantastic evening option is ideally suited to maximize an allocated travel day to or from Tongariro or for those who would like to experience the volcanic terrain but are not keen on the more strenuous full day treks. Walk to Sunset Ridge, Taranaki Falls or Meads Wall on Mt Ruapehu. This is a superb way of experiencing the Tongariro National Park and enjoying this stunning time of day. The sunset tour is an easy 2 hours in amongst the Tongariro Volcanoes.

This 19km track is one of New Zealand’s best one day walks. The track leads up to the saddle between Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro, Red Crater, the Emerald Lakes and Blue Lake. Be guided by the best at Adrift Tongariro. We guide every day even with wind, rain and snow. Departs: From the Adrift Tongariro base in National Park Village daily at 8:00am in summer and 7:00am in winter. (Transfers from Taupo, Turangi, Ohakune and Whakapapa Village are available on request for an additional charge).

Departs: From the Adrift Tongariro Base (times vary depending on sunset times) Duration: 2 hours

Per Person $247

Per Person $111

Tongariro River Rafting

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This half day Tongariro River journey is one of the best rafting adventures in New Zealand. The rapids are grade three, which makes this an ideal adventure for experts or first-time rafters alike. In two hours, you navigate over 60 roller coaster rapids with an expert guide at the helm. The top section of this trip can only be accessed by raft so you’ll see plenty of spectacular unspoilt wilderness. Departs: Turangi at 9.00am and 2.00pm (summer) 12.00pm (winter) Duration: 4 ½ hours

Adult $150

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Plateau Lodge

Lodge Overlooking the dual World Heritage Tongariro National Park, Plateau Lodge is nestled at the foothills of active volcanoes. A family lodge with fully self-contained apartments, lodge rooms and cosy ensuites. At the doorstep are adventures to suit all ages, hiking, biking and skiing all year round. On site is a communal lounge/kitchen, spa pool, fireplace, Wi-Fi and shuttles to the world-famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing. There are cafés, restaurants, a supermarket plus the national bus and train service stops, all within walking distance.

Features: ++ Kid-friendly ++ Indoor spa pool ++ Guest laundry ++ Breakfast

Room Types: ++ Shuttle to Tongariro Crossing ++ Walking distance to all bars/cafés

Lodge Room (shared facilites) Ensuite Room Two Bedroom Apartment (1-4)

From $88 per room per night Based on twin share in a Lodge Room

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights and receive free breakfast

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Chateau Tongariro

Hotel Chateau Tongariro Hotel was constructed in 1929 and provides visitors with timeless elegance and exceptional service, accommodation and facilities. Sitting gracefully inside the dual World Heritage Tongariro National Park, the hotel is surrounded by some of New Zealand’s best alpine treks and the sacred peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro. A few minutes’ drive from the front door, visitors can hike the world-renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing or in winter hit the slopes at the Whakapapa and Turoa ski fields. Some guests may be tempted to spend all their time at the hotel enjoying exceptional cuisine, the fitness room, lounge billiards, plunge pool and sauna and the beauty and therapy spa.

Features: ++ Plunge pool ++ Sauna ++ Fitness centre ++ Massage facilities

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Room Types: ++ Restaurants and bar ++ Free Wi-Fi (up to 2GB) ++ Free parking

Run of House Room Superior Room Family Room (1-4) Executive Spa Suite

From $203 per room per night Based on twin share in a Run of the House Room

Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation and sightseeing options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.


Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa

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Located behind Havelock North, Te Mata Peak (known as the Sleeping Giant by locals) offers 360-degree views of the Hawke’s Bay region. You can drive, cycle or walk through 98 hectares of parkland on a series of well graded walking tracks.

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Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa Things to Do Classic Art Deco Walking Tour

Vintage Deco Car Tour

Discover the fascinating story of Napier’s heritage on this easy walking tour of the Art Deco city. Hear the amazing stories from the devastating earthquake that destroyed the city and the people who survived to rebuild the city in just two years. The city is now recognised as the most complete Art Deco city in the world.

Enjoy a luxury tour of Napier’s heritage and Art Deco highlights in an original 1930s Packard. You’ll be met by your driver in Art Deco costume, who will provide a fascinating commentary as you are driven in style through Napier, Port Ahuriri and the residential suburb of Marewa. Complimentary pick-up and drop-off to city accommodation available.

Departs: Napier daily at 10.00am and 2.00pm (also 4.30pm in summer) Duration: 1 1/2 - 2 hours

Departs: Napier daily on demand (excluding Christmas Day) Duration: 1 1/2 hours

Adult $27

Child (12-16 yrs) $27

Silky Oak Chocolate

A Taste of Scenic Hawke’s Bay

Triple Chocolate Dipper - Enjoy amazing chocolates, visit our Chocolate ‘Thru the Ages’ Museum, relax with a drink of hot chocolate, tea or coffee and cake or slice at our café. You will also receive a bonus take home gift (chocolate of course!).

Enjoy a scenic tour around the beautiful Hawke’s Bay region, admiring the art deco style of Napier. Visit New Zealand’s largest honey producer, take in the stunning view from Te Mata Peak, see the beautiful village of Havelock North, travel through the wine regions and drop into New Zealand’s oldest winery, Mission Estate.

Triple Chocolate Temptation - A guided version of the Triple Chocolate Dipper pointing out highlights of the museum etc. Heaven for chocolate lovers. Available: 9:00am - 4.00pm Mon-Thu and 10.00am 4.00pm Fri-Sun. Tour must commence by 2.00pm.

Adult $42

Child (1-12 yrs) $37 Tour must be pre-booked.

Departs: Ahuriri daily at 1.00pm Duration: 4 hours

Adult $155

Child (5-13 yrs) $116

Gannet Safaris

Gannet Beach Adventures

The Cape Kidnappers Gannet Safari will take you to the world’s largest and most accessible gannet nesting place. It’s the only way of being taken to within a few feet of these remarkable birds for a close-up view. Pick ups from Napier and Hastings CBD are available for an additional fee. Operates September to April.

Where else in the world can you jump on the back of a trailer and get towed along the beach by a vintage tractor to a bird colony? Established in 1952, our tours have a long history of providing a fun and informative journey on a spectacular stretch of the local coastline to Cape Kidnappers – the world’s largest mainland gannet colony and home to over 20,000 of these amazing seabirds at peak time.

Departs: Cape Kidnappers daily at 9.30am and 1.30pm Duration: 3 hours

Adult $83

Child (7-16 yrs) $42

Departs: Clifton (25 mins from Napier) Oct – Apr (times vary as the tours are dependent on tidal times). Duration: 4 hours

Adult $50

Child (4-15 yrs) $27

Twilight Odyssey Wine Tour

A Wine and Gourmet Odyssey

Start your progressive dinner by admiring the breathtaking panoramic views from Te Mata Peak while enjoying a glass of bubbles as the sun sets. Enjoy a full interactive wine tasting alongside gourmet platters at Vidal Estate. Proceed to Craggy Range or Elephant Hill for the main course served with wine. Finish the evening at the country’s oldest and grandest winery, Mission Estate for dessert and dessert wines.

Travel through the country’s oldest winemaking region and taste award-winning wines from the acclaimed Gimblett Gravels area. Learn about wine and food matching while indulging in a platter with the finest local produce including meats, cheese, marinated vegetables, breads, dips and more.

Departs: Napier daily at 5.30pm Duration: 6 hours

Departs: Napier daily at 12.30pm Duration: 5 hours

Per Person $347

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1-4 People $217

Per Person $174

More sightseeing options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.


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Quest Napier

Hotel Located in the heart of New Zealand’s Art Deco capital, Quest Napier is a convenient accommodation choice. Originally built in 1919 by the Ancient Order of Forresters, the building was completely refurbished in 2009 and now blends the charm of a bygone era with a stylishly modern interior. Studios are the perfect alternative to a hotel room each with a fully-equipped kitchenette. The one and two bedroom apartments are ideal for families, colleagues or larger groups looking for a home-away-from-home experience.

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Studio One Bedroom Apartment Two Bedroom Interconnecting Apartment (1-4)

per room per night Based on twin share in a Studio Room

Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Hotel Scenic Hotel Te Pania is located on the edge of beautiful Napier, Hawke’s Bay. Overlooking Marine Parade, enjoy ocean views from all rooms. Just a 2 minute walk from the city centre and Art Deco trail. Rooms feature super king or 2 double beds, separate bath and shower, Sky TV, mini bar plus tea and coffee making facilities. Guest laundry and fitness centre is also available. Enjoy dining in the Exchange Brasserie and Bar which is open for a la carte and buffet breakfast and dinner.

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ 24-hour reception and room service ++ Swimming pool

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Room Types: ++ Special access rooms ++ Guest parking ++ Sky TV ++ Ocean Spa Gym

From $195

Superior Room One Bedroom Suite Family Room (1-4) Two Bedroom Suite (1-4)

per room per night Based on twin share in a Superior Room

The Crown Hotel Napier

Hotel The Crown Hotel Napier is set in the picturesque seaside village of Ahuriri, within easy walking distance to restaurants/cafés, shopping and only a short drive from the Hawke's Bay vineyards. Offering waterfront accommodation with 39 guestrooms and suites, choose from the elegant heritage suites in the original 1932 Crown Hotel or modern contemporary studios, 1 and 2 bedroom suites. Unwind and explore with a walk or bicycle ride along the waterfront or simply soak up the Hawke's Bay sun on your balcony. Relax at a boutique hotel with timeless charm and genuine personalised service.

Features: ++ Guest laundry ++ Fitness centre ++ Complimentary Wi-Fi ++ Undercover parking

Room Types: ++ Disabled facilities ++ Lounge bar with outdoor courtyard and fireplace

From $213

Studio Suite Studio Premium Suite

per room per night Based on twin share in a Studio Suite

Bonus Offer: Stay three nights or more and receive a bottle of Hawke's Bay wine.

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Porters Boutique Hotel

Hotel Porters Boutique Hotel offers a new level of luxury accommodation located in the heart of the Havelock North village. Nestled at the foot of Te Mata Peak, Havelock North is a thriving hub of cafes, restaurants, wineries and boutique shopping, providing the perfect destination for the business or leisure traveller. Porters Boutique Hotel offers 42 beautifully appointed spacious guest rooms and suites. Rooms are available in a variety of configurations including super-king, twin, queen and family. Porters Boutique Hotel offers a range of flexible spaces perfect for functions, conferences and meetings. Our dedicated team will cater to your needs and execute your vision with professionalism and care. Expect to be impressed. Features: ++ Complimentary Wi-Fi ++ Nanny service available ++ 24-hour in-room dining ++ Wheelchair accessible

Room Types: ++ Complimentary laundry facilities ++ Malo Restaurant ++ Onsite self-parking

Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.

Deluxe Room Premier Room Premier 1 Bedroom Suite Royal 1 Bedroom Suite

From $290 per room per night Based on twin share in a Deluxe Room

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Mangapapa Hotel, Havelock North

Hotel Mangapapa Hotel is set amongst acres of beautiful orchards and gardens, offering stunning boutique luxury accommodation in Hawke’s Bay. The rooms are located in various positions around the property, offering privacy and seclusion. The hotel boasts 12 stunning rooms, all unique in their own individual ways. Various sizes, location and decor guarantee there is a room for everyone. The Executive Chef has designed all the hotel’s menus around a ‘paddock to plate’ philosophy and with the help of a creative and passionate team, a unique and wonderful dining experience is provided. A fine dining, five course experience uniquely created every evening is inspired by the fresh, seasonal produce from the hotel garden.

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Deluxe Room Junior Suite Garden Suite Mangapapa Suite

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Solway Park Wairarapa

From $319 per room per night Based on twin share in a Deluxe Room

Hotel The Copthorne Hotel and Resort Solway Park Wairarapa is located on the outskirts of Masterton and nestled in the lush Wairarapa Valley. The hotel is set in 24 hectares of landscaped parklands, native bush and fragrant gardens. Local vineyards, the famous Tui Brewery and the fascinating Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre are close by. Rooms include tea and coffee making facilities, minibar and flat screen TV’s with Sky TV. There is a range of dining options at the hotel including The Grill at Solway Park, The Bar at Solway Park and Café Solway for you to enjoy.

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Room Types: ++ Conference facilities ++ Car parking ++ Landscaped gardens ++ Laundry service

Standard Room Superior Room

From $163 per room per night Based on twin share in a Standard Room

The Martinborough Hotel

Hotel Built in 1882, The Martinborough Hotel stands pride of place at the entrance to The Square in Martinborough wine village. 20 boutique rooms and suites wrap around the verandah and out to the picturesque garden courtyard. Union Square Bistro & Bar serves modern New Zealand cuisine with a French influence and is open 7 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Martinborough Hotel is just over an hour from Wellington and 3 hours from Hawke's Bay. The hotel is within easy walking distance to neighbouring bars and restaurants.

Features: ++ Free on-site parking ++ Complimentary Wi-Fi ++ On-site Restaurant ++ Bar

Room Types: ++ Guest library ++ Central location in Martinborough

Heritage Verandah Room Garden Suite Heritage Suite Superior Garden Suite

From $203 per room per night Based on twin share in a Heritage Verandah Room

Bonus Offer: Stay 2 nights and receive a complimentary house beverage each night in the bar.

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Peppers Parehua Martinborough

Hotel Peppers Parehua Martinborough is just over an hour by road from Wellington and is a meticulous sprawling country estate with large sweeping gardens, beautiful panoramic views and luxury accommodation. The hotel is in the heart of the wine-growing region of Wairarapa, with its own private lake with jetty and surrounded by vineyards. The on-site Pavilion Restaurant allows you to indulge in the region’s finest produce in an intimate dining room overlooking the gardens. The Peppers Parehua kitchen will even prepare a fresh hamper of local artisan treats for you to enjoy along the way.

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++ Swimming pool ++ Spa boutique ++ Tennis court, ++ Indoor fireplace croquet and ++ Retro bike hire Petanque ++ Conference facilities

Winemaker Cottage Garden Cottage Lakeside Cottage Woodland Two Bedroom Villa

From $179 per room per night Based on twin share in a Winemaker Cottage

Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.


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Wellington Things to Do Te Papa Museum of New Zealand – Introducing Te Papa The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa is set in a breathtaking location on Wellington’s beautiful waterfront. Explore the great treasures and stories of New Zealand – its unique natural environment, Maori culture and taonga (treasures), art heritage and fascinating history. Te Papa combines interactive technology with stunning world-class displays. Departs: Daily at 10.15am, 12.00pm and 2.00pm (except Christmas Day) Duration: 1 hour

Adult $21

Child (5-15 yrs) $11

Walk through the gates of the predator proof fence and hear the evening birdsong that has been absent on mainland New Zealand for more than a century. Explore the valley by torchlight as your guide leads you in search of many of the rare and endangered species and see those which only come out at night. Your group may see some of the 130 little spotted kiwi who call ZEALANDIA home. Departs: Tours depart nightly 30 minutes before sunset (tour time will be confirmed upon booking)

Adult $83

Child (12-17 yrs) $39

Half Day Middle Earth Filming Locations

Weta Workshop – There and Back Again Full Experience

Wellington was the main filming production location for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, which was shot entirely in New Zealand. The half day Middle-earth in Wellington tour takes you to all the main filming locations including the Gardens of Isengard, Helms Deep, Minas Tirith and Rivendell.

Enter the world of Weta Workshop with There and Back Again: The Full Experience. Enjoy return transfers from Wellington i-Site to Weta Studio Tours, where you’ll enjoy our Weta Cave Workshop Tour and our Miniatures Stage Tour. A Weta Workshop crew member will show you incredible props and costumes from your favourite films, followed by a journey through the amazing miniatures of Thunderbirds Are Go!

Departs: Wellington daily at 9.00am and 1.30pm Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Wellington i-Site at 9.00am, 10.30am, 12.00pm and 1.30pm. Duration: 4.5 hours

Adult $150

Child (3-12 yrs) $75 Full day tour also available

Adult $88

Child (6-12 yrs) $52

Hammonds - Wellington City Sights and Coastline Tour

Hammonds - Palliser Bay Off the Beaten Track

The perfect introduction to Wellington City! See Wellington through the eyes of a local on this tour. Experience the best attractions and must see landmarks of this vibrant city. Gain a 360° view of the city from Mount Victoria, experience the rugged south coast seas and explore interesting quaint villages throughout the city.

Visit Lake Ferry and the fishing village of Ngawi with stunning views of the rugged Palliser Bay coastline. Enjoy a close encounter with the largest fur seal colony in the North Island. Visit the Cape Palliser lighthouse and on the way home stop in charming Martinborough for world-class wine tastings. Delight in lunch at the historic Lake Ferry Hotel and try their famous fish and chips.

Departs: 10.00am and 2.00pm daily Duration: 2 ½ hours

Adult $54

Child (4-14 yrs) $27

Departs: 8.30am daily Duration: 9 hours

Adult $221

Child (4-14 yrs) $111

Tranzit - Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tour

Wellington Helicopters Wharekauhau Heli-Lunch

Relax, taste, enjoy! Depart by train for a scenic journey with stunning views of Wellington Harbour and the Wairarapa Valley countryside. Experience four boutique award-winning Martinborough vineyards. Enjoy wine tastings throughout the day, a delicious local gourmet antipasto lunch in the charming wine village, gourmet delights and to finish, a delectable cheese platter and coffee.

Relax in luxurious surroundings while our chefs prepare a gourmet three course lunch - the most taxing thing you will have to do is select from our award-winning wine list. The helicopter transfers take in spectacular views of the local Wellington area, Cook Strait coastline, Rimutaka Mountain Range, Orongorongo Valley and of course Palliser Bay, home to award-winning Wharekauhau Country Estate.

Departs: 8.25am weekdays and 9.55am weekends/ public holidays Duration: 9 hours

Departs: Wellington at 11.30am Duration: Allow 3 hours

Per Person $203

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ZEALANDIA by Night

Per Person $582 Minimum of 4 people

More sightseeing options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.


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Mercure Wellington Central City Hotel and Apartments

Hotel Mercure Wellington Central City is located in the heart of the city and within proximity to The Terrace, Courtenay Place, Lambton Quay and the Willis Street shopping mile. The hotel offers modern, self-contained and spacious apartment style accommodation. Our 54 self-contained and serviced rooms offer warmth and personal service. The generously sized apartments include a kitchen, lounge, dining and work space. Our one bedroom suites have a separate lounge, dining, work desk and kitchenette (on request), giving you the flexibility to spread out, work or prepare meals in comfort. Some of these rooms also have stunning views over Wellington City and its harbour. The two bedroom suites have an even larger floor space with a large open plan lounge, dining and full kitchen which leads to two double bedrooms and a bathroom. The hotel is also close to many restaurants, theatres and Wellington’s entertainment district.

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One Bedroom Apartment Two Bedroom Apartment (1-4)

From $221 per room per night Based on twin share in a One Bedroom Apartment

Copthorne Oriental Bay

Hotel Located on Wellington's premier Oriental Parade overlooking the stunning Wellington Harbour, Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay is the perfect base to explore the city. Merely 10 minutes away are the city's shopping, commercial and entertainment centres. Te Papa Museum, live theatre in Courtney Place and many of the city's finest restaurants and bars are also close to this Oriental Parade hotel. The 118 rooms across four different styles, feature a separate balcony with views of the harbour or city. Each room captures the natural beauty of the nearby ocean and environment and comes equipped with all the modern hotels comforts.

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Room Types: ++ Heated indoor pool ++ Concierge service ++ Central location

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Rydges Wellington

Hotel The award-winning Rydges Wellington is centrally located with a unique combination of harbour and city outlooks. The hotel offers 280 newly refurbished rooms featuring flat screen televisions, kitchenettes and free unlimited Wi-Fi. Leisure facilities include a 17m lap pool, spa and sauna. The capital’s stunning waterfront and the Lambton Quay ‘golden mile’ of shopping are a few minutes' stroll from the hotel. The Bluebridge and Interislander Ferry terminals are also close by.

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Laundry service ++ Spa and sauna ++ Fitness room

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Superior Room City View Room Harbour View Room Superior King One Bedroom Suite

Novotel Wellington

From $264 per room per night Based on twin share in a Superior Room

Hotel Located right in the city centre just a short stroll from iconic attractions including the Cable Car, Botanic Gardens, Te Papa Museum, Beehive Parliament building and the waterfront. The hotel offers rooms with Wi-Fi, satellite TV, tea and coffee facilities and minibar. Enjoy harbour views of the city from contemporary rooms designed with splashes of colour and comfortable furnishings. There is direct access to Lambton Quay, putting you right in the centre of Wellington’s shopping district. Many dining and entertainment options are all close by. With great views taking in the harbour along with the hotel’s central location, you can’t beat a relaxing stay at the Novotel Wellington.

Features: ++ Wi-Fi ++ Mini bar ++ Car parking ++ Restaurant

Room Types: ++ 24-hour reception ++ Tea/coffee facilities ++ Laundry service ++ Fitness centre

Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.

Superior Room Superior Room with Views

From $221 per room per night Based on twin share in a Superior Room

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Distinction Wellington Centuny City Hotel

Hotel Distinction Wellington Hotel provides the ideal base for travellers in the cultural precinct of Wellington, a few minutes’ walk from attractions like Te Papa, Cuba Street Mall and Courtenay Place. Featuring 89 spacious, impeccably furnished studios and one or two bedroom apartments. Each boasts a stylish, modern design and superior facilities such as full kitchens, LCD televisions, laundries, bathrooms and balconies, some with great city views. Guests can also enjoy free unlimited Wi-Fi and access to the indoor swimming pool and gym during their stay.

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Studio One Bedroom Apartment Two Bedroom Apartment (1-4)

QT Museum Hotel Wellington

From $219 per room per night Based on twin share in a Studio

Hotel Quintessentially Wellington with the signature QT style, QT Museum Wellington captures the heart of New Zealand’s creative capital as it draws on the city’s vibrant cultural playground. Immerse yourself in a fascinating fusion of high and low-brow art as you make your way to one of our 163 guest rooms and explore the imaginative depths of one of the country’s most eccentric art collections. Sitting harbourside in the city’s cultural hub, the hotel is opposite Te Papa Tongarewa and Wellington waterfront. This is where those in the know come for a taste of the avant-garde. Every element comes together to create the designer-chic, modernist look and feel, fusing art and design with a dash of the absurd.

Features: ++ Bar/café ++ Art gallery ++ Fitness centre ++ Sauna

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Bolton Hotel

From $331 per room per night Based on twin share in a Executive Studio

Hotel As Wellington's only 5-star owner-operated boutique hotel, Bolton Hotel celebrates independence in the heart of Wellington. Guests are welcome to make full use of the complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, indoor lap pool, sauna, spa pool and gym facilities. Artisan Dining House, Bolton Hotel’s award-winning restaurant invites guests to experience exceptional local cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as 24-hour room service.

Features: ++ Free in-room Wi-Fi ++ Valet parking ++ In-room iPad minis ++ Lobby café and bar

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InterContinental Wellington

From $264 per room per night Based on twin share in a Classic Suite

Hotel Adjacent to Wellington’s waterfront, InterContinental Wellington is the most centrally-located and experienced global five-star hotel in New Zealand’s capital city. It is the seamless and personal service of the team that makes a Wellington experience truly memorable. Guests can spend time with the award-winning concierge team whose tips and insider knowledge help travellers discover the arts, events, shopping and culinary cultures.

Features: ++ Multi award-winning Chameleon Restaurant ++ Spa InterContinental ++ Child-friendly

Room Types: ++ Heated pool ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Concierge

King Standard Guest Room King Deluxe Guest Room King Club InterContinental Guest Room

From $295 per room per night Based on twin share in a King Standard Guest Room

Bonus Offer: For bookings from 1 August 2018 – 30 September 2019 each guest will receive one complimentary glass of house wine/beer.

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“The Marlborough Sounds at the top of the South Island is definitely my favourite place. You can really just get away from everything and visit quiet and serene places that are only accessible by boat or helicopter - and with no internet or TV. Absolute heaven!” - Cheslea, Kirra Tours

Nelson: 75kms

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Full Day Wine Tour Blenheim is the central hub for Marlborough’s wine industry, with almost 14,000 hectares of vineyards and more than 100 wineries in the area. Discover Marlborough’s famous wine valley on a small group tour where you will visit approximately 6-7 venues including tastings. Winery lunch stop is included (at your own cost). Departs: Daily from Blenheim at 10.30am Duration: 7 hours

Adult $123

Child (5-14 yrs) $55

Marlborough Wine Icons Tour Experience the three icons of the Marlborough region on this full day tour – the Marlborough sauvignon blanc, the Marlborough Sounds and Marlborough greenshell mussels. Visit some superb Marlborough wineries in the morning, stop for lunch at Havelock Marina and enjoy a relaxing afternoon on a Greenshell Mussel Cruise. Departs: Blenheim daily at 10.00am Duration: 7 hours

Adult $213

Departing Picton by water taxi, travel through the Queen Charlotte Sounds before reaching historic Ship Cove where your walks begin. This one-day walk is an opportunity for visitors to learn about the interesting history, flora and fauna of the Marlborough Sounds while enjoying the breathtaking views. From Furneaux Lodge, you will be transported back to Picton by water taxi. Departs: Picton at 8.00am Duration: 9 hours

Child (5-15 yrs) $47

Marlborough Flyer Steam Train The Marlborough Flyer is a heritage steam train from a majestic bygone era. Join us to experience a heritage steam journey between Picton and Blenheim. Travelling on the historic World War 1 Memorial Locomotive, Passchendaele (1915), your journey through Marlborough takes you to Blenheim, where you can explore and be spoilt for choice sampling the region's world-famous wines and cuisine. Departs: Picton Railway Station Duration: 1 hour

Adult $124

This full day experience takes you across the Wairau Plains to the foot of the Richmond Ranges before you arrive at the charming seaport of Havelock. Travel on one of the most picturesque roadways in New Zealand – the Queen Charlotte Drive. Follow the vistas of the Kenepuru Sound, the Mahau Sound and lastly into the Queen Charlotte Sound. Departs: Daily from Blenheim at 9.30am Duration: 7 1/2 hours. Pick up from Picton also available.

Adult $182

Child (4-14 yrs) $73

More sightseeing options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.

Child (5-14 yrs) $82

1 Day Queen Charlotte Guided Kayaking Paddle from the picturesque Picton foreshore across the harbour and into the Grove Arm of the Queen Charlotte Sound. Stop along the way for a delicious morning tea and lunch featuring fresh Marlborough produce. Highlights include golden beaches, bush-clad shorelines, native birdsong and maybe even a dolphin or two if you are lucky. Departs: Picton daily at 9.00am (Oct – Apr) Duration: 7 hours (shorter tour available during winter)

Per Person $145

Child (5-12 yrs) $107

1 Day Queen Charlotte Cruise and Walk (Unguided)

Adult $93

Scenic Marlborough and Wine Tour

Minimum age is 16 years

The Mail Boat Cruise Join Picton’s Mail Boat cruise and share the excitement of mail day as our skipper delivers mail, freight and groceries to the families who make these tranquil waterways home. Take in the superb scenery and abundance of sea life whilst listening to the skipper’s commentary. Visit historic Ship Cove (Oct-April only), observe Captain Cook’s monument and walk along the beach. Departs: From Picton at 1.30pm Duration: Approx. 4 hours

Adult $107

Child (5-14 yrs) $61

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre The story of aviation during the World Wars is brought to life in two world-class exhibitions, both featuring mannequins made by cinematic geniuses, Weta Workshop. The Knights of the Sky exhibition showcases film director Sir Peter Jackson’s collection of WW1 aircraft and memorabilia. The Dangerous Skies WW2 exhibition showcases the mighty Spitfire set in the Battle of Stalingrad. Open: 10.00am – 5.00pm daily

Adult $41

Child (5-14 yrs) $17

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Picton Beachcomber Inn

Hotel If you are visiting Picton or the greater Marlborough region and are keen to seek quality hotel accommodation that is comfortable, peaceful, affordable, clean and tidy, then this is the perfect hotel for you. Whether you are a holidaymaker or an overseas visitor, you will have a memorable stay at the Picton Beachcomber Inn. We are located right on the waterfront, within a 2-minute walk from the Picton retail shops, 800 metres from the Picton Ferry Terminal and a 25-minute drive from Blenheim Airport.

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Standard Room Superior Room

From $179 per room per night Based on twin share in a Standard Room

Picton Yacht Club Hotel

Hotel With spectacular vistas over Marlborough Sounds, the Picton Yacht Club Hotel is an ideal destination for leisure travellers. Just a short stroll to Waikawa Bay Marina, picturesque Picton township with shopping and dining options and the ferry terminal, this contemporary hotel offers comfortable accommodation with an on-site restaurant and bar. Contemporary and relaxed, the Picton Yacht Club Hotel is designed around its alluring swimming pool and its spectacular vistas of Marlborough Sounds. Offering a choice of well-appointed guest rooms with distinctive and personal service, the hotel is a perfect destination in itself.

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++ Non-smoking ++ Boatshed Bar ++ Chartroom Restaurant ++ Outdoor pool ++ Complimentary Wi-Fi ++ LCD Satellite TV, Sky channels ++ Free on-site parking

Standard Guest Room Superior Room Superior Ocean View Room One Bedroom Apartment

Scenic Hotel Marlborough

From $149 per room per night Based on twin share in a Standard Guest Room

Hotel Located in the heart of the sunny Marlborough region, this recently refurbished contemporary hotel is just a 3-minute walk from the centre of Blenheim and only a few minutes’ drive from a selection of world-class wineries. Scenic Hotel Marlborough offers 54 well-appointed superior rooms which all include air conditioning and a 42 inch LCD television. The hotel is also complimented by excellent facilities including the renowned Mondrians Restaurant and Bar, a heated pool and a team of friendly and helpful staff.

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ 24-hour reception and room service ++ Sky TV

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Room Types: ++ Spa and sauna ++ Outdoor heated pool (Oct-April) ++ Minibar, fridge, desk space ++ Tea and coffee making facilities

Superior Room Family Room (1-4)

Chateau Marlborough

From $182 per room per night Based on twin share in a Superior Room

Hotel Chateau Marlborough is a European style boutique property overlooking Seymour Square Gardens and is just a short 3-minute walk to the city centre. The property features 46 well-appointed suites and apartments offering guests the highest level of comfort along with a selection of teas and plunger coffee from Marlborough’s own roastery. The on-site Quench Restaurant and Wine Bar boasts a delicious breakfast and dinner menu, attractive outdoor dining area and a pool bar.

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++ Restaurant and bar ++ Fitness centre ++ Car parking ++ Swimming pool (heated Oct – Mar) ++ Electric car charging station ++ Day spa

Chateau Studio Superior Studio with Kitchen Executive Room Grande Room

From $237 per room per night Based on twin share in a Chateau Studio

Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.


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Marlborough Vintners Hotel

Hotel This boutique hotel sits in the centre of the Marlborough wine region in a peaceful and picturesque vineyard setting. The property has a well-earned reputation for style and sophistication accompanied with warm hospitality. The hotel features a hot tub, fitness centre, restaurant and bar. Each suite includes air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a small kitchenette, private patio, spacious bathroom and a lounge area with sofa and a DVD player.

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++ Complimentary Wi-Fi (limits apply) ++ Restaurant & Bar ++ Fitness centre

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Garden View Room Vineyard View Room Outdoor Bath Suite

Furneaux Lodge

From $187 per room per night Based on twin share in a Garden View Room

Lodge Furneaux Lodge is the first stop on the renowned Queen Charlotte Track. The lodge was built in the early 1900s at the foot of its namesake Mount Furneaux. Furneaux Lodge is set on 3 acres of the flattest and most picturesque scenery in the Marlborough Sounds, which has been unchanged since Captain Cook's first visit to the inlet in 1769. Part of the beauty of this historic destination is the isolation - no roads lead to Furneaux Lodge. The pace is easy and the atmosphere comfortable and relaxed. Furneaux Lodge offers a range of accommodation depending on your requirements. We offer luxury suites as well as self-catering cottages.

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++ Wi-Fi (fee applies) ++ The Howden Restaurant ++ Activity booking service ++ Furneaux Bar

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Raetihi Lodge

From $361 per room per night Based on twin share in an Endeavour Suite

Lodge Nestled in the stunning Marlborough Sounds, Raetihi Lodge is the perfect escape amidst the tranquility and natural beauty of the New Zealand native bush, wildlife and beaches. The breathtaking ocean views, sunsets and birdsong are coupled with the feeling youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re sitting in the comfort of your own home being spoilt with the service of a boutique hotel. Raetihi Lodge prides itself on casually elegant interior design complemented with warm service, intangible conversations, fresh local produce and culinary creativity. The lodge features 14 rooms and can accommodate up to 30 guests. Dine on our fresh seafood, fine selection of New Zealand meat and local produce, complemented by the finest New Zealand wines. Complimentary use of mountain bikes, kayaks and fishing rods. Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Restaurant ++ Disabled facilities ++ Kid-friendly

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Garden View Room Sea View Room

From $281 per room per night Based on twin share in a Garden View Room

Bay of Many Coves Resort

Resort Accessible by a 30 minute cruise from Picton, the Bay of Many Coves Resort offers apartments with kitchen facilities, king size beds and full ensuite bathrooms in each bedroom. Resort facilities include a waterfront restaurant, cafĂŠ bar, on-site bakery and a heated swimming pool. The resort offers dinghy, paddle boat and sea kayak hire for guests. Bay of Many Coves is a sanctuary surrounded by the beauty of nature within the Marlborough Sounds where the pristine environment extends all around its grounds. This is a place to relax and escape the outside world.

Features: ++ Complimentary Wi-Fi ++ Heated swimming pool ++ On-site bakery ++ Daily newspapers

Room Types: ++ Restaurant and bar ++ Hot tub ++ Day spa ++ Laundry

Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.

One Bedroom Two Bedroom (1-4) Three Bedroom (1-6) Kereru Suite

From $522 per room per night Based on twin share in a One Bedroom

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“From walking the Abel Tasman with its perfect balance of adventure and creature comforts, to soaking up the sunshine on deserted golden beaches, Nelson and Abel Tasman is a little hidden gem of New Zealand.” - Stacey, Kirra Tours

Must Do Nelson Lakes National Park In this area you will find a huge range of short and long walks through Beech forests to remote mountain passes. From every angle you will find you need to stop and photograph the impressive native bush, river valleys, glacial lakes and craggy peaks.

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WOW and Classic Car Gallery This museum complex in Nelson houses two collections representing innovation in design, the world’s only World of WearableArt™ (WOW®) museum and a treasured classic car collection. Visit the WOW® Museum and get up close to the ‘best of the best’ from around the world. Since 2001, visitors have been captivated by the award-winning garments exhibited from previous WOW® Awards Shows.

Sit back and relax on the Vista cruise vessel. Cruise the length of the spectacular Abel Tasman coastline to Totaranui, viewing the fascinating seal colony at Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Beginning at Medlands Beach, take a walk to the golden sand beach of Anchorage. Enjoy breathtaking views over the Tasman Bay along the way.

Open: Every day from 10.00am – 5.00pm except Christmas Day. The Museum also includes the WOW ® Café and Museum Shop.

Departs: Kaitetiteri at 9.30am. Nelson departures also available Duration: 8 hours

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Bella Vista Motel Nelson

Child (5-14 yrs) $11

Motel Bella Vista Nelson offers you quality motel accommodation. Conveniently placed close to the beach, local amenities and attractions. We are just a 10 minute drive from the city centre and a 5 minute drive from the airport. You can depend on our motel for a warm welcome and a comfortable stay, with fully serviced rooms suitable for singles, couples, families and corporate travellers - all under the same recognisable Bella Vista design. We can also assist you with bookings for the Abel Tasman National Park. Restaurant chargebacks available.

Features: ++ Free unlimited Wi-Fi ++ Free on-site parking ++ Laundry facilities ++ Outdoor BBQ

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Standard Queen Studio Standard Twin Studio One Bedroom

Rutherford Hotel

From $152 per room per night Based on twin share in a Standard Queen Studio

Hotel Rutherford Hotel Nelson is a central hotel offering luxurious rooms and suites. Nelson’s many galleries and city attractions are just a stone’s throw away. All rooms have a view of the harbour, city, historic South Street or Nelson’s beautiful cathedral. The hotel’s stylish accommodation will suit anyone looking for a great place to stay in Nelson, whether you’re here on holiday, in town for a wedding or visiting Nelson for a conference. We also offer rooms with disabled access on request. All of our rooms have Wi-Fi capabilities.

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Gym and sauna ++ Outdoor pool ++ Bicycle hire

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Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco

From $232 per room per night Based on twin share in a Premium Room

Hotel Offering boutique accommodation located on the water’s edge in a resort village setting with beautiful grounds, the hotel offers hotel rooms, suites and terrace houses. The hotel’s restaurant, The Monaco Kitchen offers regional produce; menus change seasonally. With a choice of hotel rooms, garden and laneway suites and two bedroom townhouses, the resort meets the needs of all guests and offers outstanding service. Amenities include a restaurant, beauty and hair salon, craft jeweller, swimming pool, gym, free Wi-Fi and free car parking.

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Free car parking ++ Outdoor pool ++ Massage facilities

Room Types: ++ Fitness centre ++ Restaurant ++ Bar ++ Hairdresser

Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation and sightseeing options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.

Standard Room Studio Apartment One Bedroom Cottage Two Bedroom Cottage (1-4)

From $204 per room per night Based on twin share in a Standard Room

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Must Do Explore Hanmer Springs This alpine spa village is a haven for both relaxation and adventure. For more than a century, visitors have sought the rejuvenating tonic of this beautiful village with its fresh mountain air and therapeutic hot pools. A soak in the pools is just one way to indulge yourself, otherwise browse the boutique shops, savour fine local fare and wines or unwind with a massage at the day spa.

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Kirra's Fav Coffee Powerhouse Café 8 Jacks Pass Rd, Hanmer Springs Situated in a historic hydroelectric power station, Powerhouse Cafe and Restaurant offers excellent coffee and a fantastic brunch menu. 88 - www.kirratours.co.nz

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Kaikoura Whale Watch

Dolphin Encounter Kaikoura

Kaikoura is well known as a fantastic year-round whale watching destination. The rugged coastline provides a dramatic background for the marine life that is often seen close to shore. Come face to face with these magnificent creatures in their own environment aboard vessels designed specifically for this purpose.

The dusky dolphins found along Kaikoura’s coast are the most interactive of all dolphin species and this ensures a unique and memorable encounter. Snorkelling with the dolphins (all equipment supplied) or watching them from the comfort of the boat – whichever option you choose, you will be impressed by this marine mammal experience. If wishing to swim, advance bookings are essential.

Departs: Kaikoura daily at 7.15am, 10.00am, 12.45pm and 3.30pm (Nov-Mar) Duration: 3 1/2 hours

Adult $155

Departs: Kaikoura 8.30am and 12.30pm (5.30am Nov-Apr) Duration: 3 hours

Child (3-15 yrs) $62

Adult $186

Child (8-14 yrs) $170

Seal Swim Kaikoura

Albatross Encounter Kaikoura

Take the Kaikoura Seal Swim Tour and you’ll be part of an intimate group suited up with warm wetsuits and guided on a seal snorkelling tour. Swim with wild New Zealand fur seals in the shallow waters of the Kaikoura Peninsula. Goggles, snorkel, flippers, full wetsuit and wetsuit hood is provided.

Kaikoura is known as the best place in the world to see multiple species of albatross in one location. Just a few minutes by boat and the birdlife will be close at hand, providing unprecedented viewing of these very special seabirds. Albatross are the largest of any living flight bird and their grace and beauty is impressive. Brilliant photography is guaranteed and the tour includes an informative on board commentary along with hot beverages and cookies.

Departs: Kaikoura daily at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm (Nov – Apr) Duration: 2 ½ hours

Adult $124

Child (5-14 yrs) $83

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Minimum age to swim is 5 years.

Child (3-14 yrs) $62

Kaikoura Kayaks

Hanmer Springs Jet

Award winning half day guided seal kayaking tours offer a safe, enjoyable and interactive experience. Our tour guarantees seal viewing and chance encounters with dusky dolphins, blue penguins and albatross. Paddle with fur seals as they manoeuvre around you while keeping warm and dry in your enclosed sea kayak. Enjoy unspoilt views of the seaward Kaikoura Ranges and priceless interactions with the region’s abundant marine life.

Try a little heart-pumping adventure on a jet boat ride amongst spectacular alpine scenery. Your journey takes you up to 30kms along the Waiau River with jet boat manoeuvres along the way. Jet through narrow gorges, white water rapids, braided shallows and travel across centimetres of water as you rotate and enjoy the thrill of 360-degree spins.

Departs: 8.30am, 12.30pm and 4.30pm (Oct – Apr) 8.30am and 12.30pm (May – Sep) All equipment provided. No experience needed.

Adult $114

Open: 9.00am – 5.30pm daily

Adult $113

Child (3-12 yrs) $73

Child (3-13 yrs) $64

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa The Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa offer a wide range of experiences from soothing indulgence in the world-class spas to exciting family fun. The natural thermal pools are so relaxing. Sit and soak in the minerals as you gaze up at giant redwood trees and mountains towering above. Soothe your aches and pains with massage jets and powerful water spouts, while chatting with others or relaxing in your own thoughts. Includes the Rock, Aqua Therapy, Hexagonal, Rainbow and Sulphur Pools. If you want something a little more active, feel the rush of water racing down the Hydroslides and SuperBowl. There is an aqua play area for children of all ages full of fun colourful water features. The Spa at Hanmer Springs speciailises in offering spa, body and beauty treatments to enhance the wellbeing of customers. All of these facilities are set amongst landscaped gardens equipped with picnic areas and a licensed café.

Open: 10.00am – 9.00pm daily (except Christmas Day)

Adult $26

More sightseeing options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.

Child (3-15 yrs) $13

Family $65

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Revitaliser $187 Package Per Adult

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The White Morph

Motel A relaxing and quiet waterfront property offering quality and stylish accommodation located on the esplanade in iconic Kaikoura. The White Morph enjoys commanding views of the ocean right to the distant horizon and mountains. The property gives you access to all of the region and its many experiences such as whale watching, swimming with the dolphins and bush walking. We offer a range of 4-star and 5-star Qualmark motel rated studios and self-contained apartments. Our 5 star premium studios include ocean views and a hydrotherapy spa bath ensuite. Café Encounter, various shops and activities are within close vicinity.

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Free parking ++ Gardens ++ BBQ

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Garden Studio Deluxe Studio Premium Studio Family Apartment

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Kaikoura Boutique Hotel

Hotel This is one seriously enchanting boutique hotel on Kaikoura's waterfront esplanade. Having undergone a total transformation in style and service following the November 2016 earthquake, the hotel has gone from great to magnificent. Everything has been sumptuously reinvented - 'elegantly out-there' - paying particular attention to hospitality, lighting and style, inside and out. All guest rooms are delightfully stylish and comfortable. The dining room serves breakfast for in-house guests and superb barista-made coffee all day. The swanky outdoor areas have taken the hotel to another place in terms of hospitality, but it's the addition of a champagne bar that has delivered magnificence. The most far-flung-from-France champagne bar on the planet, Phenix is the perfect spot for a pre-dinner drink or elegant celebration.

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Courtyard Room Historic Waterfront Room

From $311 per room per night Based on twin share in a Courtyard Room

Tussock Peak Motor Lodge

Self-Contained Tussock Peak Motor Lodge is a luxury 14-unit complex in the beautiful alpine town of Hanmer Springs, offering a touch of elegance in a prime central location. Located in tranquil and comfortable surroundings, units range from spacious studios through to large one and two bedroom suites and executive spa bath suites. The hotel offers complimentary towels to take to the Hanmer Springs Thermal Hot Pools and Spa. Complimentary Netflix and digital SKY channels available.

Features: ++ Complimentary Wi-Fi ++ Kitchenettes ++ Undercover lockable bike storage

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Heritage Hanmer Springs

From $210 per room per night Based on twin share in a Studio Room

Hotel Situated in the heart of New Zealand’s alpine spa village, the Heritage Hanmer Springs is the perfect location for a relaxing getaway. The hotel has 63 rooms in total including 37 well-appointed hotel rooms in the main lodge building, 16 garden rooms and 10 villas with three bedrooms, kitchen, lounge and dining area. Isobel’s Restaurant has a wide selection of fresh local produce with options to dine al-fresco on the terrace in summer or in front of a roaring fire in winter.

Features: ++ Complimentary Wi-Fi (limits apply) ++ Swimming pool ++ Tennis court

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Room Types: ++ Restaurant & bar ++ Guest lounge ++ Free car parking

Superior Room Deluxe Room Garden Deluxe Room Three Bedroom Villa (1-6)

From $200 per room per night Based on twin share in a Superior Room

Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.


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Settlers Motel Hanmer Springs

Motel Enjoy the unique, friendly hospitality that Sally and Alan provide at Settlers Motel, Hanmer Springs. Settlers is a 5-star boutique motel with all the trimmings and comfort to make your stay a 'home away from home' experience. Conveniently located close to the village and pools. It is quiet, sunny, cosy and warm in the winter with a heat pump which also provides cool air-conditioned comfort in the summer. All units have kitchenettes, Sky TV and DVD players. Studios, one bedroom and two bedroom family units are available, some with spa bath options.

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Ground Floor Studio One Bedroom Balcony One Bedroom Executive Spa Suite Two Bedroom Courtyard Suite (1-4)

Clear Ridge Hanmer Springs

From $201 per room per night Based on twin share in a Ground Floor Studio

Apartment Clear Ridge Apartments is in the mountain resort town of Hanmer Springs, in the North Canterbury high country. During winter you can ski and all year round go on walks or mountain bike through the forests, play golf or relax in the hot springs. Hanmer resort town is well known for its boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants. Clear Ridge is ideal for families, couples, groups and solo travellers. Some apartments have spas and there is an outdoor heated pool, spa and outdoor BBQ. Clear Ridge overlooks the golf course, the village, the mountains and is walking distance to the hot springs. The refreshing mountain air beckons.

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One Bedroom Apartment Two Bedroom Apartment (1-5)

From $304 per room per night Based on twin share in a One Bedroom Apartment

Select Braemar Lodge and Spa

Hotel Your oasis of peace and tranquility - Select Braemar Lodge is New Zealandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier luxury alpine spa resort. Offering the largest suites in Hanmer Springs and only a 10-minute drive from the village, the Lodge boasts outstanding views across the valley towards the mountains and alpine forests. Perfect for those wanting to be close to the village, but far enough away for peace and tranquility. The luxury suites offer marble bathrooms with double spa baths and double showers, outside terraces, contemporary and natural toned designer furnishings and gas fires. The picturesque Altitude Restaurant and Bar offers panoramic views over the Hanmer Basin with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Restaurant ++ Bar ++ Gas fires

Room Types: ++ Pet friendly ++ Spa and massage centre ++ Conference facilities

Medway Suite Spa Suite Deluxe Spa Suite

From $271 per room per night Based on twin share in a Medway Suite

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Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.

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Christchurch

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“After the heartbreak of the 2011 earthquake, the people of Christchurch have shown amazing resilience and brought the city back to life - not only rebuilding, but re-inventing it as an extra special place to visit.” - Crystal, Kirra Tours

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Christchurch Things to Do International Antarctic Centre

Christchurch Grand Tour

An award-winning attraction packed with interactive and fun exhibits for everyone. Play in ‘Antarctica’ in the Snow and Ice Experience, survive an Antarctic storm and see little blue penguins. Ride the Hagglund, take a 4D simulated cruise and more. It’s quite possibly the closest you’ll get to Antarctica without mounting your own expedition!

Cruise in comfort on a guided tour in a luxury coach. The Grand Tour shows off the best things to do in Christchurch in a comfortable and convenient way. Highlights include punting on the Avon, Christchurch’s Botanic Gardens tour, a Christchurch Gondola ride, a visit to the seaside town of Sumner and a tram tour around the city centre.

Open: 9.00am – 5.30pm daily

Departs: Christchurch daily at 10.00am Duration: 5 hours

Adult $61

Child (5-15 yrs) $30

Ko Tane Performance, Hangi, Reserve Entry and Kiwi Tour Ko Tane performs within Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. You will learn the relationship between Maori, culture, wildlife and conservation for a real 'Kiwi' experience. Combine this cultural experience with a guided kiwi tour and enjoy a close encounter with our native birds, including guaranteed kiwi viewing with no glass to hinder your view. Performances daily at 5.30pm and kiwi tour at 4.30pm

Adult $149

Child (5-15 yrs) $67 Infant (0-4 yrs) $20

Lord of the Rings Edoras Tour Journey to Middle-earth and visit the breathtaking location of 'Edoras', the capital city of the Rohan people, from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Learn about the history of this area and hear behind the scenes details about filming in this stunning location. You will visit the summit for 360° views, enjoy a delicious lunch, take photos with movie replicas and more! Departs: Christchurch daily at 9.00am Duration: 8 1/2 hours

Adult $308

Child (1-14 yrs) $205

Akaroa Day Tour

Christchurch Gondola

Visit the beautiful and unspoilt old French whaling depot of Akaroa and enjoy lunch in the naturally picturesque setting of Akaroa Village. Visit the cheese factory at Barry’s Bay and sample some New Zealand cheese. In the afternoon, enjoy a relaxing harbour cruise on the Canterbury Cat. Alternatively, you may like to explore and enjoy the charm and serenity of Akaroa.

Christchurch Gondola offers a unique sightseeing experience that you’ll never forget. Soar suspended above the valleys as the birds fly beneath your cable car. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Christchurch cityscape, over the Canterbury Plains out to the mighty Southern Alps and the dramatic hills of the Banks Peninsula.

Departs: Christchurch daily at 9.00am Duration: 8 hours

Open: 10.00am – 5.00pm daily

Adult $268

Child (3-13 yrs) $134

Adult $29

Child (5-15 yrs) $15

Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise

Tram and Punting on the Avon

The historic French village of Akaroa and its spectacular harbour is just a 90-minute drive from Christchurch. Here you can cruise around an extinct volcanic crater as well as experiencing majestic scenery and stunning wildlife on daily harbour cruises. Learn about Akaroa’s fascinating past and see giant volcanic sea cliffs. You may even spot dolphins and penguins.

Experience Christchurch with two of the most popular visitor activities in the region. The Christchurch Tram is a unique experience allowing you to sit back and relax whilst taking a ride through the changing face of Christchurch’s city centre. Glide along the Avon River as an Edwardian punter propels you through a romantic wonderland.

Departs: Akaroa daily at 11.00am and 1.30pm Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Daily at 9.00am - 6.00pm (10.00am – 4.00pm in winter)

Adult $88

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Child (5-14 yrs) $83

Adult $125

Child (5-15 yrs) $37

Adult $47

Child (5-15 yrs) $12

More sightseeing options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.


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Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport

Hotel Following its $25M redevelopment programme in 2016, Sudima Christchurch Airport is a Qualmark rated 4.5 star and one of the most sought-after hotels in Christchurch. Located at the airport next to the International Antarctic Centre and the new Spitfire Shopping Centre, it is only a short walk or five minutes’ by the hotel’s complimentary shuttle transfer which operates on demand. Other facilities are high-speed internet access, car parking and electric car charging facilities.

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Room Types: ++ Complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle ++ High-speed internet access

++ 24-hour reception ++ Restaurant and bar ++ Car parking ++ Gym

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Superior Room Executive Room Junior Suite

The Ashley Hotel

From $200 per room per night Based on twin share in a Superior Room

Hotel The Ashley Hotel is a newly refurbished, 45-room hotel that delivers a charming, relaxed and convenient experience. The Ashley Hotel is located in Riccarton, within walking distance of Hagley Park, shopping malls, dozens of restaurants and cafés, Christchurch Hospital, the train station and plenty of other Christchurch attractions. The hotel is perfect whether you are visiting for business, holiday or as part of a group. For your convenience, the Ashley Hotel also has disabled facilities.

Features: ++ Free wireless internet access ++ King and queen bedding

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Room Types: ++ Satellite TV ++ Alarm clock

King Studio

From $142 per room per night Based on twin share in a King Studio

Distinction Hotel Christchurch

Hotel This newly renovated luxury hotel is an urban escape combining sophisticated smarts and familiar warmth, whilst standing proud amongst the buzz of the rejuvenation of Cathedral Square in the heart of the city. On the doorstep of Canterbury’s top attractions; the Avon River, Botanic Gardens, Christchurch Casino and Cashel Mall. Offering 179 elegant, airconditioned rooms including three floors of brand new superior rooms and suites, outfitted with the latest technology such as smart televisions and free unlimited Wi-Fi. Gumption Restaurant and Bar is the perfect place to enjoy drinks and delicious cuisine. Gym, sauna and valet car parking are also available.

Features: ++ Free unlimited Wi-Fi ++ On-site gym & sauna ++ Restaurant & bar ++ Central location

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Room Types: ++ Child friendly ++ Disabled facilities ++ Room service

Standard Room Superior Room

From $258 per room per night Based on twin share in a Standard Room

Rydges Latimer Christchurch

Hotel Opened in November 2013, 100% compliant with new building standards and only five levels high. Overlooking tranquil Latimer Square and only a few minutes' stroll to the CBD, the hotel features 138 contemporarily appointed rooms and suites. Located on the ground floor is Bloody Mary's Bar-Lounge-Grill, a premium steakhouse featuring some of the finest locally sourced ingredients from Canterbury. New York Steakhouse meets Kiwi hospitality for a true beef lover’s dream. You will be eager to ‘steak’ your claim.

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Free parking ++ Room service ++ Restaurant and bar

Room Types: ++ Disabled facilities ++ Gym ++ Kid-friendly ++ Laundry service

Superior Room Deluxe Room Two Bedroom Suite (1-4)

From $230 per room per night Based on twin share in a Superior Room

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 consecutive nights or more and receive a free upgrade to the next room type. Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.

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Christchurch Places to Stay


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The Rendezvous Hotel

Hotel A contemporary hotel located in the city centre providing modern and stylish accommodation for the leisure traveller. Great ambience, smart chic rooms with high ceilings, LCD televisions and complimentary Wi-Fi (conditions apply). On-site facilities include a gym, valet parking, business centre, restaurant and bar. Located close to bustling New Regent Street, the hotel has easy access to the Avon River as well as local restaurants and cafés.

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++ Valet car parking ++ Gym ++ LCD televisions ++ Business centre

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++ Complimentary Wi-Fi ++ Restaurant and bar ++ 24-hour reception ++ Babysitting service (fees apply)

Guest Room Deluxe Room

From $232 per room per night Based on twin share in a Guest Room

Crowne Plaza Christchurch

Hotel Minutes away from key attractions, Crowne Plaza Christchurch is one of the newest central hotels to pop up in the heart of the vibrant new city. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Southern Alps, Port Hills and city lights while you sip your freshly brewed coffee from Café 1851, delivered straight to your room. Market Place Restaurant overlooks Victoria Square, serving daily buffet breakfast and in the evening a selection of locally sourced produce, cooked to perfection. Don’t leave without sampling the expertly crafted cocktail list or a drop of Canterbury vino down at Social Wine Bar. All this plus free Wi-Fi and device mirroring on your smart TV, Crowne Plaza is the perfect place to connect to Christchurch while staying connected to home. Features:

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++ Great views of city ++ Central location ++ Unlimited free Wi-Fi throughout hotel

++ Tramway stops outside ++ 42" smart TV's ++ 2 bars, 1 restaurant and 1 café ++ Short walk to local attractions

Superior Room Deluxe Room King Suite

From $248 per room per night Based on twin share in a Superior Room

Bonus Offer: Stay 2 nights or more and receive 20% off your rate. Valid 15 July 2018 - 18 January 2019

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The George Hotel

Hotel The George, a luxury boutique hotel, is the essence of supreme comfort and is renowned for offering a personalised stay and attentive staff. Located in the heart of Christchurch overlooking the picturesque Hagley Park and Avon River you will find peaceful accommodation just steps from the cultural precinct and key attractions. Impeccable service in an intimate ambience is guaranteed at The George, the only Christchurch hotel with a one-to-one staff to guest ratio. The George, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, tops the list of Christchurch hotels. New Zealand’s Leading Boutique Hotel in the World Travel Awards from 2006 – 2010 and 2012 – 2017. The George is delightfully yours.

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Restaurants ++ Bar ++ Bistro

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Room Types: ++ Function rooms ++ Accessible rooms ++ Complimentary parking

Executive Room Junior Suite Premium Executive Room Park Suite

Hotel Montreal

From $361 per room per night Based on twin share in an Executive Room

Hotel Overlooking Cranmer Square and situated near the tranquil Hagley Park, Hotel Montreal is Christchurch’s coolest luxury boutique hotel. Unique in design and beautifully finished, Hotel Montreal offers accommodation that is the perfect mix of refined elegance and modern sophistication. Contemporary art, delicious food and wine, all carefully orchestrated to provide a remarkable setting for your next stay in Christchurch. Situated in amongst the vibrancy of the city, Hotel Montreal provides an oasis for a calm, relaxed environment with outside areas to sit in the garden or enjoy a game of croquet. Hotel Montreal also boasts New Zealand’s leading hotel suite according to the World Travel Awards 2016 and 2017. Hotel Montreal - sophisticated, stylish and social. Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Restaurant ++ Bar ++ Gym

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Room Types: ++ Private balconies ++ Wood fired oven ++ Complimentary parking ++ Laundry facilities

Junior Suite Family Suite (1-4) Penthouse (1-6)

From $419 per room per night Based on twin share in a Junior Suite

Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.


Tekapo and Mt Cook

Tekapo and Mt Cook

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“Flying over the awe-inspiring peaks of Mt Cook is quite an unforgettable experience. The stunning alpine scenery and sheer magnitude of the landscape left me gobsmacked!” - Lee, Kirra Tours

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Climb to the top of Mt John (3 hour hike) for panoramic views of Lake Tekapo and the Mackenzie Basin. While up the top of Mt John visit Astro Café for a bite to eat and further soak up the amazing vistas.

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Tekapo and Mt Cook Things to Do Earth and Sky Mountaintop Stargazing View the spectacular night sky from New Zealand's highest observatory at Mount John in Lake Tekapo, standing at 1,036m. Peer through powerful telescopes whilst astronomy guides provide intriguing commentary on the standout features of the universe from this private dark sky location.

The only tour of its kind in New Zealand and one of the only accessible glacial lakes containing icebergs in the world. Explore and learn about the glacial landscape as you journey across the terminal lake in custom-built MAC boats with your experienced guides. Icebergs of all shapes and sizes periodically tear away from the face of the glacier into the rapidly growing lake.

Departs: Tours depart from Lake Tekapo (times vary) Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Mt Cook Village every 90 minutes 8.00am – 5.00pm (early Sep – late May) Duration: 2 1/2 hours

Adult $170

Child (8-17 yrs) $91 Minimum 2 people

Adult $176

Child (4-14 yrs) $90

Tasman Valley 4WD Tour

Tekapo Springs Hot Pools

A rugged back road 4WD adventure accessing awe-inspiring views over the Tasman Glacier. Stop at several vantage points and walk up to the top of the Tasman Glacier moraine wall to view some of the most spectacular photographic opportunities within Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Learn about the area, its unique geology, local flora & fauna and get an entertaining insight into the rich pioneering history of the past 150 years.

Tekapo Springs offers three tiered hot pools landscaped in local greywacke rock and surrounded by the region's native alpine plants to create a natural setting. Pool temperatures range from 36 to 40 degrees celsius. The pools have benched seating so you can sit back, relax and soak. Each pool is shaped in the image of the region’s lakes offers something different from massage jets to fountains.

Departs: Daily from The Hermitage Hotel. Check departure times when booking. Duration: 2 1/2 hours

Adult $51

Child (4-14 yrs) $30

Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre Visitors can follow the fascinating history of the region and gain a unique insight into the life and achievements of Sir Edmund Hillary. The centres customdesigned theatre is designed to educate and entertain. The centre features a spectacular state of-the-art 3D movie and 2D documentaries at New Zealand’s first full dome digital planetarium and museum. Open: 7.30pm – 8.30pm daily (8.00am – 7.00pm during winter)

Adult $21

Child (4-14 yrs) $11

Departs: 10.00am – 9.00pm daily

Adult $26

Child (3-15 yrs) $15

Air Safaris - Grand Traverse A spectacular scenic flight allowing you to explore the Mount Cook and Westland Tai Poutini National Parks. Highlights include turquoise glacial lakes, golden tussock lands and braided river systems of the Mackenzie Basin, remote sheep stations, glacial valleys and landforms. Fly over Aoraki Mount Cook, Tasman Glacier and the Westland Tai Poutini National Park encompassing the magnificent Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Departs: Lake Tekapo Duration: 50 minutes

Adult $407

Child (3-13 yrs) $304

Ultimate Hikes Aoraki Mt Cook Day Walk

Alpine Vista with Snow Landing

Trek through breathtaking views of some of New Zealand's highest and most enthralling peaks. Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides will tell you all about the unique flora and fauna of the region.

We love flying helicopters and this flight is a chance to share that thrill. From our base this short flight takes you through the rugged high-country landscape of the Ben Ohau Mountain Range to a landing site on a snow field high in the mountains.

Departs: Mt Cook Duration: 3 1/2 hours

Departs: Mt Cook on demand Duration: 20 minutes

Adult $88

Child (10-14 yrs) $42 Minimum 2 people

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Glacier Explorer Boat Trip

Adult $278

Child (4-14 yrs) $195

More sightseeing options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.


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Peppers Bluewater Resort

Hotel Peppers Bluewater Resort is located near the shores of Lake Tekapo in the heart of Mackenzie country in New Zealandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s central South Island. Overlooking Lake Tekapo, this resort is located in an intensely beautiful part of the world. The hotel is set amongst the purest natural landscape. Romantic and secluded, your accommodation reflects the beautiful landscape surrounding you. You can explore the natural wonders of Mt Cook and the Mackenzie region from here. The hotel is in the perfect destination for a relaxing escape or a retreat after a day of exploration.

Features: ++ On-site parking ++ Restaurant and bar ++ Fishing, remote controlled jet boats

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Room Types: ++ Tour desk ++ Meeting facilities ++ Wireless internet ++ Guest laundry

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Mantra Lake Tekapo

From $251 per room per night Based on twin share in a Deluxe Hotel Room

Apartment At Mantra Lake Tekapo youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be within only a 10-minute stroll of the centre of town, the Collie Dog Statue and the Church of the Good Shepherd. Your accommodation has been designed to settle peacefully into its natural alpine setting, with cleverly landscaped exterior and an interior that gives you that home-away-from-home feeling. With spacious two and three bedroom self-contained apartments, you'll find everything you need in the fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms with underfloor heating and quality furnishings. Enjoy your private courtyard, garage and other facilities such as a swimming pool, hot tub and entertainment area complete with a barbeque and huge outdoor fireplace.

Features: ++ Private garages ++ Outdoor pool ++ Hot tub ++ Outdoor fireplace

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Room Types: ++ Private courtyard ++ Internet facilities ++ Business facilities

Two Bedroom Apartment (1-4) Three Bedroom Apartment (1-6)

From $296 per room per night Based on quad share in a Two Bedroom Apartment

The Hermitage Hotel

Hotel Nestled in the beautiful Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, The Hermitage Hotel is the perfect base for your next adventure. Recognised as part of the Te Wahipounamu UNESCO World Heritage Area, the national park is a breathtaking environment of glaciers, terminal lakes, turbulent rivers and Australasia's tallest peak, the mighty Aoraki Mt Cook soaring above at 3,724 metres. The iconic Hermitage Hotel is home to a selection of restaurants and bars as well as a range of activities to allow you to explore the wonders of Aoraki Mt Cook. The main hotel complex contains 164 rooms. Choose from our lead-in room category to our Premium Plus rooms offering spectacular views of Aoraki Mt Cook. All rooms have ensuites, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, IDD telephones and fridges. Complimentary wireless internet is available in all hotel rooms. Features: ++ Wi-Fi ++ Alpine Restaurant ++ Panorama Room Restaurant

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Room Types: ++ Snowline Lounge ++ Car parking ++ Satellite TV

Standard Mt Cook View Room Superior Room Premium Room Premium Plus Room

Heritage Gateway Hotel, Omarama

From $181 per room per night Based on twin share in a Standard Mt Cook View Room

Hotel The Heritage Gateway Hotel welcomes you to Omarama, a small township situated at the crossroads to three spectacularly scenic areas - the Mackenzie Basin, Lindis Pass and Waitaki Valley. With 98 guest rooms on offer, relax and enjoy the warm ambience of the Four Seasons Restaurant and Bar featuring excellent cuisine from an extensive buffet or a la carte menu. Take pleasure in the friendly, southern country-style service and hospitality.

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Free parking ++ Licensed bar ++ Central location

Room Types: ++ Buffet and a la carte restaurant ++ Spectacular views of surrounding mountains

Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.

Standard Room Superior Room

From $149 per room per night Based on twin share in a Standard Room

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Fox Glacier, West Coast Credit: Miles Holden

Hokitika: 131kms

“I had a terrific time driving the Great Coast Road alongside the ancient limestone cliffs of Paparoa and Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki. Apart from the spectacular natural wonders, there’s also plenty to experience along the way and the coastal towns offer charming pit-stops.” - Miranda, Kirra

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An exhilarating treetop adventure where you can experience life with the birds high in the ancient rimu and kamahi tree canopy. Easy access for all to enjoy along a steel platform. The West Coast Treetop Walk is located 15 minutes south of Hokitika at 1128 Woodstock Rimu Road.

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On Yer Bike - Bush ‘n’ Bog

Shantytown Heritage Park

Grab a quad bike or buggy and come with us on an adventure! Discover the authentic West Coast rainforest as one of our friendly guides takes you through an off-road paradise along muddy winding trails created over 20 years! Venture across farmlands, over hills, through rainforest, across streams and leave with memories you’ll never forget. All protective gear and clothing to keep you clean and dry are supplied. Suitable for drivers 12+years and passengers 3+years.

Step back in time and experience an all-weather working heritage attraction. Shantytown is an interactive museum in the guise of a 19th century goldrush village. Discover legendary stories through a fascinating mix of experience and display. Ride the steam train, pan for gold and get an old-time photo! Over 30 shops and buildings to explore. A great day out for all!

Open: 8.30am – 5.00pm daily Duration: 2 hours

Per Person $351

Open: 8.30am – 5.00pm daily Located 10kms south of Greymouth

Adult $37

Child (5-17 yrs) $22

West Coast Wildlife Centre

Glacier Hot Pools

The West Coast Wildlife Centre is the official home to the breeding and incubation program of the rowi kiwi, New Zealand’s rarest kiwi found only in the Okarito Forest near Franz Josef. Explore the nocturnal walkthrough area or go behind the scenes to learn about the hatching program. Enjoy West Coast movies and storytelling, interactive displays and view rowi kiwi in a natural bush environment.

The Glacier Hot Pools are a haven of natural tranquility and are the perfect way for visitors to unwind. The three inviting warm main pools and three secluded private pools are surrounded by native bush and are fed with pure local glacier water. An evening under the stars, sheltered by nature’s leafy canopy at the Glacier Hot Pools is a truly rejuvenating and unforgettable experience.

Open: From 8.30am daily Located in Franz Josef

Open: 1.00pm – 9.00pm daily Located in Franz Josef

Adult $49

Child (5-15 yrs) $26

Adult $30

Child (5-16 yrs) $25

Fox or Franz Josef Glacier Snow Landing

Fox Glacier Guiding Terminal Face Walk

From sea level rising to the heart of the magnificent Southern Alps, this flight explores the awe-inspiring ice falls of the Franz Josef Glacier. The flight includes a snow landing, an excellent opportunity to really take in the surroundings and breathe the clean alpine air.

This is an informative and leisurely walk up the Fox Valley to a viewpoint where you can see the dynamic face of the Te Moeka o Tuawe/Fox Glacier. Listen as your guide provides fascinating commentary, interpreting what you can see and hear. You’ll learn about the glacier and its dramatically changeable surrounding environment.

Departs: Franz Josef and Fox Glacier on demand Duration: 20 minutes (longer flights also available)

Duration: 2 ½ hours walking over terrain that varies in gradient. Moderate fitness required.

Adult $361

Child (4-14 yrs) $253

Franz Josef Heli-Hike Fly from our base and land more than 800m above sea level on the 12km long Franz Josef Glacier. For two hours, equipped with glacier boots and crampons with your guides leading the way, see first-hand crevasses, serac formations and other stunning glacial features. Touch the ice and breathe in the fresh air. Weight restrictions apply. Departs: Franz Josef at 9.30am, 12.00pm and 2.30pm October to April. 11.00am and 1.30pm May to September. Duration: 3 hours

Adult $483

Child (8-14 yrs) $452 Minimum age is 8 years

More sightseeing options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.

Adult $72

Child (5-16 yrs) $57

West Coast Rail Trail Off-Road Half-Day Cycling The trails use 7 historic, flat, rail and bush tram lines that have a variety of visitor experiences along them. Joining these experiences with a comfortable bike enables you to have a relaxed social day with activities selected on the way suitable for all abilities. The trail has spectacular contrasting geographic features set between towns. There are mirror lakes, alpine views, rainforests and a penguin colony (seasonal). Duration: 4 hours

Adult $242

Child (1-16 yrs) $242

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Punakaiki Resort

Resort Situated on New Zealand's wild West Coast, 30 minutes north of Greymouth and 300 metres south of the famous Pancakes Rocks and Blowholes, the resort is surrounded by the Paparoa National Park and is only a stone's throw from the beach. Some rooms feature kitchenettes and the luxury eco-suites are environmentally friendly. The rooms are designed in harmony with the local environment to maintain a sense of privacy and seclusion and have either ocean or rainforest views.

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Ashley Hotel Greymouth

From $163 per room per night Based on twin share in a Standard Resort Room

Hotel With quality hotel accommodation, great food and friendly professional service, The Ashley has everything for the discerning traveller and is the Greymouth accommodation of choice for business people from around the globe. The hotel’s location is ideal for exploring the beautiful West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, but it is also just as perfect to relax, unwind and take it easy. Only 5 minutes’ drive from the Greymouth town centre, the hotel is framed by rugged coast, rainforest and the magnificent Southern Alps.

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Beachfront Hotel Hokitika

From $141 per room per night Based on twin share in a Standard Room

Hotel Beachfront Hotel takes advantage of a unique location on the shores of the Tasman Sea and in the centre of Hokitika, so you can beachcomb and shop right from your doorstep. The town is well known for its excellent jade, paua, hand-blown glass, ruby rock, wood and metal crafts. The hotel offers a wide range of accommodation including spacious ocean view rooms, superior rooms and a penthouse. The hotel is centrally located on the West Coast and within easy driving distance to the famous Pancake Rocks, Shantytown, the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers as well as numerous rainforest walks and cycle trails.

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Free parking ++ Ocean View Restaurant

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Room Types: ++ Bike storage shed ++ Travel desk ++ Conference and wedding facilities

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Punga Grove Motel and Suites

From $179 per room per night Based on twin share in a Driftwood Superior Room

Motel Set amongst native bush, our stylish rooms are designed with private outdoor decks, sitting areas and conservatory windows to put you right in the midst of the lush rainforest — so sit back, relax and sip your favourite brew while enjoying the greenery right at your doorstep. Shops, cafes, restaurants, tour operators and the Glacier Hot Pools are all just a few minutes’ walk away. Punga Grove Motel and Suites is the perfect home away from home.

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Free parking ++ Guest laundry ++ Disabled rooms

Room Types: ++ Communal BBQ or private balcony BBQ ++ Family friendly ++ 50+ Sky channels

Studio One Bedroom Apartment Executive Studio Two Bedroom Apartment (1-4)

From $136 per room per night Based on twin share in a Studio Room

Bonus Offer: Stay 2 nights and save money on our 2 night rate special.

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Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.


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58 on Cron

Motel Boasting 16 architecturally designed units, 58 on Cron is nestled amongst native rainforest in a picturesque mountain setting. All units are self-contained with kitchen and ensuite facilities and feature modern furnishings and stylish décor. Located opposite the Glacier Base Building – home to the Glacier Hot Pools and Glacier Guides. An easy 5-minute stroll brings you to the heart of the village passing several restaurants and the West Coast Wildlife Centre along the way. A great place to stay where you can relax and unwind after exploring the wonders of the West Coast.

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Tour desk ++ Guest BBQ ++ Guest laundry

Room Types: ++ Free parking ++ Child friendly ++ Disabled access ++ 50+ SKY TV channels

Studio Studio - Spa Bath One Bedroom Two Bedroom (1-4)

From $149 per room per night Based on twin share in a Studio

Bonus Offer: Stay 2 nights or more and get 10% discount off your room rate. Valid 1 May - 31 October.

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Scenic Hotel Franz Josef

Hotel Scenic Hotel Franz Josef is situated on the edge of Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Site. It offers a hot tub, free parking and free Wi-Fi. Each of the spacious rooms and suites offer a modern ensuite bathroom and satellite TV. Some rooms also have a balcony. Indulge in hearty West Coast food at Canavans Restaurant and enjoy a drink in the Moa Bar, which features twin moa statues. The hotel is close to the edge of one of New Zealand’s most spectacular natural attractions, welcoming you to this enticing and dramatic region.

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Guest parking ++ Sky TV ++ Sauna

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Room Types: ++ Private spa pools ++ Minibar, fridge, desk ++ Tea and coffee making facilities

Standard Room (Graham Wing) Superior Room (Douglas Wing)

From $308 per room per night Based on twin share in a Standard Room (G.W)

Distinction Fox Glacier Te Weheka Hotel

Hotel Distinction Fox Glacier offers luxury bed and breakfast accommodation nestled beneath the towering Southern Alps on the West Coast of New Zealand. Offering a balance of privacy, luxury and location, whilst only being a short stroll to the Fox Glacier Village. Featuring spacious bedrooms with super king beds and ensuite bathrooms including separate shower and bath, TV with 50+ SKY channels, free unlimited Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and CD player with iPod dock. After a day of adventure relax by the fireplace in the guest lounge, complete with library or in your spacious room offering magnificent views from your private balcony.

Features: ++ Free unlimited Wi-Fi ++ Free car parking ++ Breakfast restaurant ++ Guest lounge

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Room Types: ++ Lift ++ SKY Guest Select ++ Disabled facilities ++ Kid-friendly

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From $297 per room per night Based on twin share in a Double/Twin Room

Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Hotel A haven from the city rush – Te Waonui Forest Retreat is truly a place to relax and refresh. All focus has been on creating a healthy and environmentally safe habitat to maximise guests’ wellbeing. With a natural, earthy ambience and attentive service, there’s no better place to unwind. Every aspect of the 5-star rated Te Waonui Forest Retreat has been crafted to an impeccable standard. From deluxe soundproofing technology between rooms to the five-course degustation menu featuring local cuisine, every detail you can imagine has been thought out and developed. Te Waonui Forest Retreat raises the bar in unique luxury hotel accommodation in New Zealand.

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Restaurant ++ Café and bar ++ Outdoor pizza oven

Room Types: ++ Guest laundry ++ 24-hour reception ++ Complimentary valet guest parking

Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.

Deluxe Room

From $721 per room per night Based on twin share in a Deluxe Room

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Wanaka

Wanaka

Roys Peak, Wanaka Credit: Miles Holden

“There are many adventure activities on offer in this region, but for those looking for more tranquil things to do, a leisurely stroll around Lake Wanaka in the autumn is hard to beat.” - Poi, Kirra Tours

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The only one of its kind in the world, Puzzling World has been pioneering weird and wonderful puzzling eccentricity for over 40 years. With a great maze and plenty of cryptic puzzles and astounding illusions, it’s the perfect place for the curious and young at heart.

Francesca’s Italian Kitchen 93 Ardmore St, Wanaka Cardrona Va

Kirra's Fav Coffee The Alchemy philosophy is centered on the keystone of healthy local ingredients, fairtrade coffee, a friendly atmosphere, and free sparkling water on tap. So come and refuel the body, mind and soul with fresh baking and quality coffee.

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Wanaka Things to Do Lake Cruise and Island Nature Walk This unique and magical island Mou Waho Island reserve has a secret - a lake on top of an island! After a half-hour guided scenic bush walk we enjoy a spectacular 'High Tea'. The rare flightless buff weka and 360-degree views of lakes and Southern Alps, makes this a photographer’s paradise. Plant a native tree on the island as part of this 4-hour eco-experience. Departs: Wanaka at 9.00am and 1.30pm Duration: 3 1/2 hours

Adult $253

Child (4-14 yrs) $170

Alpine Lakes Heli Hike Enjoy a short helicopter flight, landing 1,400m above the Matukituki Valley on a ridge in the World Heritage area bordering Mt Aspiring National Park. Experience the majesty and solitude of this alpine environment as you begin your leisurely 2 hour hike through alpine tussock herb fields, past emerald clear lakes and along spectacular ridges. Your helicopter whisks you off to a secret cascading waterfall on your return. Departs: Wanaka 8.30am and 1.30pm Duration: 4 ½ hours

Adult $819

Child (8-14 yrs) $819

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Puzzling World

Warbirds and Wheels

Puzzling World is an iconic, unique and award-winning attraction that since 1973 has fascinated people of all ages keen to engage in a fun, challenging and sensory experience. We invented the world’s first 3D maze, there is a huge Puzzle Café where you can try your hand at brain-benders and five incredible illusion rooms where your notion of reality will be tested! Come and enjoy Wanaka’s wonderful world of weirdness.

The Warbirds and Wheels Museum showcases a diverse world-class collection of classic cars along with warbird aircraft, original New Zealand artworks, wearable creations and talks of local aviation and business legend Sir Tim Wallis. The museum also has a retail shop as well as a fantastic retro style diner/café for visitors to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat.

Open: Daily 8.30am – 5.30pm (5.00pm during winter)

Open: 8.00am – 4.00pm daily Duration: 1 hour

Adult $25

Child (5-15 yrs) $18

Adult $21

Child (5-15 yrs) $6

Ridgeline Adventures Wild Hills 4WD Safari

Ridgeline Adventures Wanaka Highlights Safari

A 4-hour farm tour unlike any other. Traverse exciting 4WD backroads and towering peaks of West Wanaka Station, a 30,000 acre sheep, cattle and deer farm on the edge of Mt Aspiring National Park. Expert local guides provide in-depth knowledge of alpine farming life. Jaw-dropping scenery, leisurely nature walks, historic sites and hands-on help with our predator control conservation project await.

Explore Wanaka's spectacular raw natural beauty, history and heritage and get a taste of real farming life with this 2 ½ hour alpine farm 4WD adventure. See Wanaka's finest scenic lakeside viewpoints, sheep being hand-fed and red deer grazing up close in their natural environment. Relax with freshly brewed coffee at our exclusive mountain-top alpine cafe. Taste our own manuka honey and learn about our conservation projects.

Adult $257

Child (1-15 yrs) $134

Southern Alps Air Milford Sound Glacier Flight and Cruise Fly to Milford Sound through two of New Zealand’s most picturesque national parks. View alpine lakes nestled amongst soaring snowcapped mountain peaks and pristine glaciers, with vast rainforest and cascading waterfalls visible from every seat! Highlights include Mt Aspiring, Milford Sound, glaciers, Shotover River and Lake Wakatipu. Keep an eye out for seals and penguins and listen to informative commentary whilst aboard your cruise. Adult $577

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Minimum 2 people

Child (5-15 yrs) $387

Adult $181

Child (1-15 yrs) $124

Highlands Motorsport Park A world-class facility with experiences to match, including 12 activities on-site with 6 different ways to experience the circuit at speed. Features include a 650m outdoor go kart track and a National Motorsport Museum – with over $25million worth of cars on display! There is also a café on-site. All this in a stunning setting surrounded by the Central Otago hills and great views! Open: 10.00am – 4.00pm daily Located in Cromwell, Central Otago.

Adult $26

Child (5-15 yrs) $11

Price includes museum entry only

More sightseeing options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.


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Wanaka Hotel

Hotel Offering affordable accommodation in a great location right in the centre of town, the Wanaka Hotel is only a 1-minute walk to the lake and town centre. Featuring great value studio hotel rooms, some with views of the lake. Triple share options are also available. The hotel is in the ideal location from which to experience all that Wanaka has to offer. The hotel’s on-site Beanie Café serves breakfast, lunch, coffee and cakes daily and the Bullock Bar and Grill is available for dinner every night.

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Room Types:

++ Bike storage ++ Guest kitchen ++ 24-hour ++ Guest laundry reception ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Free off-street parking

Compact Room Standard Hotel Room Garden Facing Room Lake Facing Standard Room

From $136 per room per night Based on twin share in a Compact Room

Bonus Offer: Stay 7 Pay 6, Lake Facing Rooms only, Valid May, June, September and October.

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Bella Vista Wanaka

Motel Bella Vista Wanaka is located in the heart of the township, just 150 meters from the lakefront in a quiet street. Surrounded by beautiful mountain views, Bella Vista offers clean and comfortable modern studios and one bedroom units. With numerous restaurants, cafés and wine bars within walking distance, it’s the perfect location to set off from and explore Wanaka. The motel offers a complimentary booking service for a wide range of activities and attractions as well as our extensive local knowledge.

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Room Types: ++ Spa bath (in some units) ++ Activity booking

++ Unlimited Wi-Fi ++ Free parking ++ Guest laundry ++ Flat screen TV

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Compact Room One Bedroom Unit

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Oakridge Resort

Hotel Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka is a 4-star hotel set in a stunning mountain landscape offering spectacular views of New Zealand's Southern Alps. Oakridge Resort has something for everyone. We have a wide range of facilities available. Take some time out at the Sanctuary Day Spa or sit back and relax in The Poolhouse Bar or Jacob's Grill Restaurant and enjoy the views.

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Edgewater Hotel

From $217 per room per night Based on twin share in a Guest Room

Hotel Edgewater Wanaka lies right at the water’s edge of Lake Wanaka. The property provides guests with genuine local knowledge that complements the inviting accommodation and seasonal menus. All spacious guest rooms are lake facing with mountain views. Admire the magnificent views of Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps from the comfort of your room. Facilities include an on-site day spa, tennis courts and mountain bikes for guest use. A helicopter landing pad is also located on-site.

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Restaurant ++ Day spa and sauna

Room Types: ++ Tennis court ++ Mountain bike hire ++ Children’s playground ++ 9-hole putting green

Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.

Hotel Room One Bedroom Suite Two Bedroom Apartment (1-4)

From $196 per room per night Based on twin share in a Hotel Room

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Distinction Wanaka Alpine Resort

Apartments Distinction Wanaka is nestled in a quiet location, a few minutes from the Wanaka township. The resort offers stylish, self-contained and serviced apartments each providing you with a high level of personal comfort and convenience, perfect for all seasons. With a fully-equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge and dining area plus bathroom with underfloor heating and private car parking, these spacious apartments are perfect for a relaxing stay. Most apartments have mountain views and some have panoramic lake views. Relax and unwind in the hot spa, two swimming pools (heated in summer), barbecue area, tennis court, petanque terrain, games room, gym and enjoy free Wi-Fi. Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Gym ++ Kid-friendly ++ BBQ area

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Room Types: ++ Outdoor swimming pool (summer only) ++ Free secure car parking ++ Tennis court

One Bedroom Apartment Two Bedroom Apartment (1-4) Three Bedroom Apartment (1-6)

Wanaka Springs Lodge

From $213 per room per night Based on twin share in a One Bedroom Apartment

Lodge A hidden gem in the heart of Wanaka. Wanaka Springs Lodge has a unique location set in landscaped gardens, surrounded by natural springs with awesome mountain views. You are ensured of a comfortable stay all within easy walking distance to town. Take advantage of our sunny decks or our garden hot tub while enjoying the breathtaking views. Minimum age 10 years.

Features: ++ Sun decks ++ Lounge with its cosy open log fire ++ Garden spa pool

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Room Types: ++ Ski storage facilities ++ Ski drying room ++ Off-street parking

Queen Room Superior King Room

From $382 per room per night Based on twin share in a Queen Room

Maple Lodge Wanaka

Lodge Maple Lodge is a purpose-built luxury bed and breakfast accommodation where you will enjoy the most comfortable beds, gorgeous ensuite bathrooms and elegant rooms with stunning views towards the surrounding mountain ranges. This secluded lodge is set in its own private grounds about five minutes' drive from the Wanaka town centre. It boasts stunning views across maple trees to the Southern Alps and Mt Aspiring National Park. Each guest suite is designed for maximum comfort, with luxurious bedding, Italian tiles, underfloor heating and walk-in showers. All suites have their own private patio or balcony with most having garden and mountain views in the distance. The lounge and dining room are wonderful for relaxing over your homemade breakfast or afternoon tea served daily. Features: ++ Air conditioning ++ Wi-Fi ++ Log fire ++ Hot tub

Room Types: ++ BBQ facilities ++ Bikes ++ Guest dining room

Deluxe Room Premium Room

From $352 per room per night Based on twin share in a Deluxe Room

Lake Wanaka

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Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.


Queenstown

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“I loved taking the Skyline Gondola to the top of Bob’s Peak. There’s so much to see and do up there! Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views while enjoying a buffet lunch or dinner, take a ride around the luge track or why not consider doing a bungy, swing or zip.” - Kylie, Kirra Tours

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Queenstown Things to Do Skyline Gondola and Luge

Skyline Gondola and Lunch

Accessed via a scenic trip up the iconic Skyline Queenstown Gondola, the luge is a fun and exciting downhill ride on a gravity powered cart. The specially designed luge tracks will take you twisting and turning down the mountain to a backdrop of stunning views. With a scenic and more relaxed Blue Track as well as the thrilling Red Track, there’s something for everyone.

Located high above Queenstown and accessed via Skyline’s iconic gondola, enjoy a sumptuous lunch at Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar. Great cocktails, delicious New Zealand produce and stunning views across Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables makes this an experience not to miss.

Open: From 9.00am daily

Adult $54

Child (5-14 yrs) $40

TSS Earnslaw Cruise The iconic vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw makes several trips daily across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm on the western shores. A 90-minute leisurely cruise on this heritage vessel is a unique and perfect way to experience Queenstown’s magnificent alpine scenery and visit Walter Peak (without going ashore). Half day activities at Walter Peak including the Farm Tour and BBQ Lunch are available year round. Departs: Queenstown every 2 hours from 10am – 4pm Duration: 1 1/2 hours

Adult $72

Child (5-14 yrs) $23

Shotover Jet The Shotover Jet is New Zealand’s most iconic and popular activity. Take a unique, breathtaking and adrenalin filled ride through dramatic and narrow canyons. Hold on tight for Queenstown’s only exhilarating full 360-degree spins and speed through the narrow Shotover Canyon in just inches of water. An experience you will never forget! Complimentary transfers depart from Queenstown’s CBD every 15 minutes. Departs: Queenstown every 15 minutes Duration: 1 ½ hours

Adult $144

Child (5-15 yrs) $77

Child (5-14 yrs) $47

Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner Take the evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw vintage steamship. On arrival, dine at the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak – the perfect way to end an action packed day around Queenstown. Sample the locally sourced, seasonal menu with meat and seafood straight from the chefs on the outdoor grill, topped off by dessert. Departs: From Queenstown daily at 6.00pm Duration: 4 hours

Adult $139

Child (5-14 yrs) $71

Nomads Safaris – Skippers Canyon 4WD Adventure This half day tour follows the rugged and once treacherous Skippers Road. Travel the road that was hacked by hand into the sheer cliff sides of the Shotover River Valley. Your experienced guide will navigate you through an awe-aspiring canyon as you visit many historic sites including the Skippers Suspension Bridge, the township of Skippers and Deep Creek. Departs: Queenstown daily at 8.15am and 1.30pm Duration: 4 hours

Adult $201

Child (4-14 yrs) $98

Ziptrek Eco Tours

Funyaks Safari

Join this award-winning zipline adventure through the forest canopy high above Queenstown for some thrill-seeking fun for all ages. Ziptrek runs all year round and with three tours to choose from it is suitable for everyone, whether looking for an introduction to Queenstown adventure (Moa), the steepest zipline in the world (Kea) or the heightened 21m drop zipline (Kereru). Gondola ticket additional.

Get up close with nature with a gentle paddle on crystal clear waters. Combine wilderness jet boating with unique inflatable canoes for a fun way to explore the shimmering channels of the Dart River, hidden side streams, rock pools and dramatic chasms. Then travel a back-country route passing by scenes used in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies to illustrate Middle-earth.

Open: 10.00am-6.00pm Duration: 1-3 hours

Departs: Queenstown daily at 7.30am Duration: 9 hours

Adult $98

Child (10-14 yrs) $98 Price based on Kereru

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Adult $78

Adult $357

Child (5-15 yrs) $260 Minimum age 5 years

More sightseeing options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.


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Heartland Hotel Queenstown

Hotel The Heartland Hotel is a Swiss Chalet style hotel with rooms featuring Sky TV, radio, tea and coffee making facilities, phone, iron and hairdryers. Room service and a guest laundry is also available. Choose to dine at the on-site restaurant or enjoy a drink in the lobby bar celebrating the best of New Zealand’s fresh produce with flavoursome dishes from around the globe. The hotel is located only a 5-minute stroll from the city centre making it the perfect position for local attractions and activities.

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From $191

Standard Room Standard Room with View Family Room with View (1-4)

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Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

Hotel Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Wakatipu, Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown boasts breathtaking views over the lake and surrounding mountains – some of the most beautiful scenery in New Zealand. One of Queenstown’s largest hotels with 255 rooms and located just a 5-minute walk along the lakefront to the centre of town. Rooms include private bathrooms, refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities. Hotel features include the Ben Lomond Restaurant, Fireside Lounge Bar, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service, heated swimming pool, spa and sauna.

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Superior Lake Facing Room Deluxe Lake View Room One Bedroom Lake View Suite

per room per night Based on twin share in a Superior Lake Facing Room

Oaks Shores

Hotel Oaks Shores offers all that you'd expect and more from the very best hotels Queenstown has to offer. From our superb proximity to some of the world's best snow fields to Queenstown's incredible array of activities suitable for families, couples and groups of friends, Oaks Shores is an ideal base for holidaymakers to enjoy this breathtakingly beautiful leisure destination. Oaks Shores is a luxurious apartment-style hotel in New Zealand’s cosmopolitan resort town, Queenstown, located on the very scenic Lake Wakatipu. The studio hotel rooms and spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments are each impeccably appointed with chic and contemporary furnishings, many of which offer stunning lake and mountain views. Features: ++ Undercover car parking ++ Free Wi-Fi (limits apply) ++ Restaurant & bar ++ 24-hour reception

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Heritage Queenstown

From $254 per room per night Based on twin share in a Hotel Room

Hotel A European-style alpine lodge with stunning views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range is located just minutes from the town centre. Rooms range from Deluxe through to One and Two Bedroom Suites. Relax after a day of sightseeing in the resort-style facilities including pool, gym, sauna and spa and enjoy up to 2GB free Wi-Fi per room per day.

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++ Free car parking ++ Complimentary (limited) Wi-Fi (limits apply) ++ 40” LED televisions ++ Restaurant & bar with SKY TV ++ Sauna, spa, pool, gym

Executive Deluxe Room Deluxe Lakeview Room Studio Suite Lakeview Two Bedroom Lakeview (1-4)

Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.

From $251 per room per night Based on twin share in an Executive Deluxe Room

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Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

Hotel Novotel Queenstown Lakeside is nestled on the lakefront located in the heart of Queenstown. Its fantastic location gives you walking access to local restaurants, cafes, shops and activities. Hotel amenities include a restaurant and bar, fitness facilities, Jacuzzi, ski locker, valet parking, in-room yoga and pillow menu. Our friendly staff await your arrival. Enjoy fresh seasonal New Zealand cuisine at Elements Restaurant and Bar, choosing to dine inside or outside in our beautiful lake facing rose gardens. Let us help you create you perfect trip, whether you’re looking for local recommendations with our concierge or relaxing with a coffee or cocktail in our rose gardens soaking up the sun, being cozy by the fire, grabbing a book or playing some games. Features:

Room Types: ++ Jacuzzi ++ Laundry ++ Car parking

++ Wi-Fi ++ Restaurant ++ 24-hour reception ++ Fitness centre

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Millbrook Resort

per room per night Based on twin share in a Standard Room

Self Contained Nestled beneath the Southern Alps are the 500 acres of lush green fairways and gentle streams of Millbrook Resort. Here you’ll wander beneath towering avenues of oak trees, cruise pathways on golf buggies and enjoy views of the spectacular Queenstown mountains. With 160 rooms, the resort offers a variety of accommodation options. Home of the ISPS Handa New Zealand Open, this 27-hole golf course has something to challenge all players. The resort has four award-winning dining options on-site, as well as a renowned day spa and health and fitness centre. Escape the buzz of everyday life with a trip to Millbrook Resort. Complimentary shuttles to central Queenstown and Arrowtown available.

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Peppers Beacon Queenstown

From $219 per room per night Based on twin share in a Deluxe Studio

Hotel Peppers Beacon is situated on pristine Lake Wakatipu, an easy five minute level walk from the centre of town. Many of the resort’s hotel rooms and suites offer superb views of the stunning lake and picturesque Remarkable Mountains (hotel rooms have limited views). A breakfast lounge, outdoor BBQ area, sauna and gym are also available on-site. If you are searching for majestic comfort in vibrant Queenstown, Peppers Beacon is a bright shining light on the horizon where you can surround yourself in the stylish comforts of a lakeside room, suite or deluxe penthouse apartment.

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Standard Hotel Room 2 Bedroom Garden Suite (1-4) 2 Bedroom Lakeview Apartment (1-4) 3 Bedroom Lakeview Apartment (1-6)

Hotel St Moritz, M Gallery by Sofitel Queenstown

From $227 per room per night Based on twin share in a Standard Hotel Room

Hotel Hotel St Moritz is idyllically situated in the heart of Queenstown with wonderful views overlooking Lake Wakatipu to The Remarkables mountain range. Blending understated luxury with warmth and genuine hospitality. Hotel St Moritz offers a choice of rooms and suites, each handsomely appointed to cleverly blend timeless classics with modern essentials. The hotel features the Lombardi Bar and Restaurant, a library, gymnasium and hot tub garden. The hotel is perfectly positioned for sightseeing and adventure. Take a stroll down the esplanade for spectacular waterfront views and into the town centre for wine, dining and shopping.

Features: ++ Wi-Fi ++ Hot tubs ++ Gym ++ Sauna

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Room Types: ++ Restaurant and bar ++ Laundry ++ 24-hour reception ++ Car parking

Guest Room Garden View Lake View Guest Room One Bedroom Alpine Suite Two Bedroom Lake View Suite (1-4)

From $346 per room per night Based on twin share in a Guest Room Garden View

Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.


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Te Anau and Fiordland National Park

Te Anau & Fiordland National Park


Sightseeing

Te Anau and Fiordland National Park Things to Do Te Anau Glowworm Caves

Fiordland Jet Pure Wilderness

Cruise to the western shores of Lake Te Anau before disembarking at Cavern House, ready for an experience where you’ll head underground with nature guides who will share their knowledge of the cave. Inside the cave, witness waterfalls and incredible rock formations before boarding a small boat and exploring a silent hidden grotto inhabited by thousands of glittering glowworms.

Enjoy the thrill of jet boating down the crystal-clear waters of the Waiau River to the serene and isolated Lake Manapouri. Walk in an ancient forest among the unique and remote wilderness of Fiordland National Park. Learn about the area’s history, discover local flora and fauna, stop at three Lord of the Rings film locations and even spot some trout. The perfect combination of unparalleled scenery and exhilarating fun!

Departs: Te Anau daily at 2.00pm and 7.00pm (10.45am, 5.45pm and 8.15pm in summer) Duration: 2 1/4 hours

Adult $88

Departs: Te Anau at 10.00am and 2.00pm. 6.00pm option available (October-March) Duration: 2 hours

Child (5-14 yrs) $23

Adult $144

Child (5-15 yrs) $72

Southern Discoveries Go Milford Day Trip

Southern Discoveries Station 2 Station Cycle Trail

Relax and take in the views with informative commentary and plenty of stops for photos and short walks. Join a nature cruise and discover the beauty of the fiord with picnic lunch included. Visit the Milford Discovery Centre to explore the underwater world, before returning to Te Anau. During the summer months, a one-hour small group guided kayak around sheltered Harrison Cove can be added to your trip (at an additional cost).

A perfect half day independent cycling trip experiencing the best Queenstown has to offer. Cruise to Mt Nicholas High Country Farm on the western shores of Lake Wakatipu then cycle along a quiet country road through open farmland taking in the panoramic alpine views. At Walter Peak, board the TSS Earnslaw for the return cruise back to Queenstown. Choose to add on the Mt Nicholas Farm Experience or Walter Peak BBQ Lunch (additional cost).

Adult $164

Child (4-14 yrs) $82

Adult $154

Trips and Tramps – Milford Track Half Day Guided Walk

Fiordland Cinema – Te Anau Fiordland Cinema was constructed to house daily screenings of the locally-filmed movie, ‘Ata Whenua - Shadowland’. You'll enjoy 32 minutes of breathtaking Fiordland scenery shot across the extremes of season, climate and terrain. Set to an evocative original soundtrack, it’s an exhilarating and spectacular experience. Relax with a local Fiordland wine or beer or enjoy a barista made coffee brought to your seat!

Enjoy a half day guided walk to Giant Gate Waterfall on the famous Milford Track. Departing from Milford Sound we begin with a short boat ride. The walk meanders alongside the cascading Arthur River through lush rainforest. Along the walk your nature guide will point out the native plants and birds, and share the track’s history and stories, bringing the area to life.

Screenings: Daily on the hour 9.00am - 7.00pm (3.00pm - 6.00pm during winter). No 12.00pm-2.00pm screenings on weekends and school/public holidays.

Departs: Milford Sound at 8.45am (Nov - Apr) Duration: 4 1/2 hours

Adult $133

Child (10-14 yrs) $113

Child (8-15 yrs) $88

Adult $13

Child (5-13 yrs) $7

Jucy Cruise – Milford Sound A new kind of experience is launching in Milford Sound… Introducing ‘Gem of the Sound’, Jucy’s new premium vessel providing year-round day cruises in Milford Sound. The Gem has been specifically designed to capture the views of Milford with its unique glass roofs and extensive indoor and outdoor viewing decks. You can relax and enjoy the comfortable booth seating with stylish décor and no matter where you are, you won’t miss a thing with high definition cameras projecting live outdoor footage onto TV screens throughout the vessel. The ‘Gem of the Sound’ is the perfect fit for those who are looking for something a little different in an area hailed as the 8th wonder of the world.

Cruise only timetable - Summer (1 Oct 18 – 30 Apr 19): 10.50am, 1.30pm and 3.35pm. Winter (1 May 19 – 30 Sep 19): 11.00am and 1.45pm

Adult From $77

Child (5-15 yrs) From $29 Coach and Cruise ex Milford

Adult From $205

Child (5-15 yrs) From $123

Coach and Cruise ex Queenstown. Summer only

Fly/Cruise/Fly and coach options ex Queenstown are available. Please enquire for details.

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More sightseeing options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.


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Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

Hotel Set amongst manicured gardens on the tranquil shores of Lake Te Anau and overlooking the majestic mountains, Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau is the ideal base for exploring the unrivalled wonders of the Fiordland region. The hotel has 94 guest rooms along with the Bluestone Restaurant and Bar, which is renowned as the region’s finest, serving breakfast and dinner. From our hotel you can explore the cliffs and waterfalls, cruise deep within the Fiordland National Park into Milford Sound, traverse the mysterious Manapouri Lake or get lost in the magical Glowworm Caves.

Features: ++ Wi-Fi ++ Restaurant ++ Bar ++ Car parking

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Room Types: ++ Flat screen TV ++ Computer station ++ Tea and coffee making facilities

From $129

Standard Room

per room per night Based on twin share in a Standard Room

Distinction Luxmore Hotel

Hotel Conveniently located in the Te Anau town centre, a short stroll from Lake Te Anau, the 180 room Distinction Luxmore Hotel offers guests a range of modern, affordable hotel rooms and suites, making it the ideal base for exploring Milford Sound and the Fiordland area. All rooms include tea and coffee making facilities, refrigerator, TV, hairdryer, iron and the Deluxe Suites also include spa baths. The 4-star hotel also boasts two fabulous on-site restaurants, one buffet style and the other a cafe/bar.

Features: ++ Free unlimited Wi-Fi ++ Car parking ++ 2 restaurants ++ Room service

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Room Types: ++ Disabled facilities ++ Gym ++ Kid-friendly ++ Guest laundry

From $155

Standard Room Superior Room Deluxe Room Deluxe Spa Suite

per room per night Based on twin share in a Standard Room

Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

Hotel Distinction Te Anau offers chic, elegant accommodation for the perfect getaway to Fiordland. Located a short stroll from the Te Anau town centre and surrounded by colourful gardens, overlooking spectacular Lake Te Anau and the Fiordland ranges, the hotel sets the tone for your stay in one of the world’s most breathtaking regions. Offering 112 luxurious rooms, including standard hotel rooms with beautiful lake or garden views as well as spacious 2 bedroom villas. After a day of sightseeing, guests can relax in the outdoor heated swimming pool (summer only), spa and sauna and enjoy impressive cuisine in the MacKinnon Restaurant or relax in the Explorer Bar overlooking stunning Lake Te Anau. Features: ++ Free unlimited Wi-Fi ++ Free car parking ++ Restaurant and bar ++ Room service

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Room Types: ++ Disabled facilities ++ Kid-friendly ++ Swimming pool ++ Wedding chapel

From $194

Run of House Room Lake View Hotel Room Two Bedroom Villa (1-4) Deluxe Hotel Suite

per room per night Based on twin share in a Run of House Room

Fiordland Lodge

Lodge A luxury stay in Te Anau awaits you at Fiordland Lodge. Located on a superb rural site with rolling grasslands and commanding views across Lake Te Anau, the open architecture of the lodge reflects the vastness of the Fiordland National Park. In the lounge, a latticework of huge log trusses soar to over 36 feet above and surround a large open fire, clad with local river stone. Highlights at this boutique lodge include free cooked to order breakfast, a restaurant and free parking. All 12 sound proofed rooms feature TV’s with DVD players, free Wi-Fi, balconies, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.

Features: ++ Free car parking ++ Complimentary Wi-Fi ++ Restaurant ++ Balconies

Room Types: ++ Cooked to order breakfast ++ Sound proofed rooms ++ TV’s with DVD players

Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.

Log Cabin Lodge Room Deluxe Lodge Room Executive Suite

From $824 per room per night Based on twin share in a Log Cabin

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Te Anau and Fiordland National Park Places to Stay


Cruise Fiordland National Park

Overnight Cruises Milford Sound

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Included with your cruise: ++ 3 course evening meal, cooked and continental breakfast options (dietary requirements available on request) ++ Specialist nature guide on board ++ After dinner nature presentation

An overnight cruise of spectacular Milford Sound is a once in a lifetime experience. During the long summer daylight hours, enjoy Milford Sound’s natural majesty, Mitre Peak, the Tasman Sea, Elephant and Lion Mountains, Seal Point and Stirling Falls. Milford’s character changes as darkness approaches and you wake next morning in a pristine world of towering bush clad mountains and distant glaciers.

++ Spacious viewing decks, dining saloon, fully licensed bar and observation lounge

Milford Mariner Overnight Cruise

++ Overnight twin/double private cabins with ensuite ++ Kayaking or tender boat activities and swimming

++ Wildlife viewing opportunities of seals, penguins and dolphins

Milford Mariner

An overnight cruise on the Milford Mariner is the ultimate dinner, bed and breakfast experience. Depart from the Milford Sound wharf in the late afternoon and cruise the full length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea accompanied by a specialist nature guide. The cruise style is relaxed, allowing plenty of time to view the fiord’s spectacular waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife. The Milford Mariner then anchors in a sheltered cove, where you can join the nature guide and explore the fiord up close by tender boat or kayak. Or, if you prefer, you can simply relax on deck. As evening falls, enjoy a lavish carvery buffet in the dining saloon. Then relax in the company of fellow travellers or indulge in some stargazing before retiring to your private cabin.

Pricing

Per Person Twin Share ex Milford

15 Sep 18 - 30 Sep 18 1 Oct 18 - 30 Nov 18 1 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 20 May 19

$339 $510 $552 $370

Milford Wanderer ++ Twin share cabins with shared bathrooms, limited quad share ++ Milford Track Guided Walk or tender boat activities and swimming

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Per Person Twin Share ex Milford

1 Nov 18 - 30 Nov 18 1 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19

$422 $448

Milford Wanderer Overnight Cruise Begin your overnight experience with a full-length cruise of Milford Sound accompanied by a specialist nature guide. The atmosphere on board is friendly and relaxed and you’ll quickly get to know your crew and fellow travellers. As you explore the fiord, keep a lookout for wildlife. In the late afternoon you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a guided walk on the famous Milford Track or explore the fiord up close by tender boat with a nature guide. If you’re feeling brave, you can even go swimming in the fiord’s pure waters. As the shadows deepen, you will return to Harrison Cove for the night. Enjoy a delicious meal and relax in the company of like-minded travellers.

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Coach-Cruise-Fly Take advantage of the scenic flight connection between Milford Sound and Queenstown.

Pricing Per Person Twin Share ex Queenstown 15 Sep 18 - 30 Sep 18 1 Oct 18 - 30 Nov 18 1 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 20 May 19

$870 $1,102 $1,137 $925

Single, quad cabin and child pricing available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.


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Included with your cruise: ++ Overnight accommodation in your chosen category - private twin/double cabins with ensuite or quad share bunk-style compartments with shared bathrooms ++ 3 course evening buffet dinner, cooked and continental buffet breakfast

Fiordland Navigator Overnight Cruise

++ Kayaking or tender boat and swimming

Your excursion begins with a short cruise across island-studded Lake Manapouri and a coach trip over Wilmot Pass. You will then descend to Doubtful Sound to meet the crew of the Fiordland Navigator awaiting you in Deep Cove. The Fiordland Navigator is designed along the lines of a traditional sailing vessel, combining the charm of a bygone era with modern comforts including spacious viewing decks, a dining saloon with a fully licensed bar and an observation lounge. During the afternoon, you will cruise the full length of the fiord, weaving through hidden coves and waterways. Bottlenose dolphins are often encountered, fur seals bask on the rocks and, at times, rare penguins can be seen. As evening draws near, the crew will drop anchor in a sheltered cove allowing you to explore the shoreline by kayak or tender boat with a nature guide. For the more adventurous, there’s even a chance to go swimming. In the evening, enjoy a delicious meal prepared by the chef and relax in the saloon before retiring to your cosy bed.

++ Spacious viewing decks, dining saloon, fully licensed bar and observation lounge ++ Nature guide who provides comprehensive commentary and after dinner nature presentation

Pricing Per Person Twin Share ex Manapouri 1 Oct 18 - 30 Nov 18 1 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 19 May 19

$720 $772 $500

Day Cruises Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

Get up close and personal with Milford Sound on this leisurely nature cruise. Learn about the history of the region and benefit from the knowledge of your nature guide. Experience the spray of a waterfall as you cruise close to sheer rock faces or watch out for dolphins, seals and in season, the rare Fiordland crested penguins. There’s plenty of time to enjoy the scenery and take in the highlights. The experienced skippers will tailor the cruise route on the day depending on the weather and wildlife sightings to ensure you get to see the very best that Milford Sound has to offer.

Explore the remote wilderness and waterways of Doubtful Sound on this spectacular day trip. Begin with a cruise across the island studded waters of Lake Manapouri followed by a drive over Wilmot Pass, stopping along the way to experience some of Fiordland’s densest rainforest. On reaching Deep Cove, board the catamaran for a 3 hour cruise that takes in the scenery of Doubtful Sound, including the islands at the mouth of the Tasman Sea. During the cruise, nature guides will share their passion for the region and provide you with information about the wildlife you may encounter like dolphins, fur seals and the rare Fiordland crested penguin.

ex Milford: Departs daily at 10.30am and 1.35pm (10.30am and 12.55pm in winter) Duration: 2 - 2 1/2 hours

Adult From $88 ex Milford

ex Te Anau: Departs daily at 8.00am and 10.20am. (9.50am in winter) Duration: 7 1/2 - 8 1/2 hours (9 hours in winter)

Adult From $160

ex Queenstown: Departs daily at 7.15am (6.55am in winter) Duration: 10 hours (9 hours in winter)

Adult From $203

ex Te Anau

ex Queenstown

Single, quad cabin and child pricing available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.

ex Manapouri: Departs daily at 8.00am and 10.20am (9.45am in winter) Duration: 7 1/2 hours

Adult From $257

ex Te Anau: Departs daily at 7.00am and 9.30am (8.45am in winter) Duration: 9 hours

Adult From $273

ex Queenstown: Departs daily at 7.15am. (6.55am in winter) Duration: 12 1/2 hours

Adult From $294

ex Manapouri

ex Te Anau

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Cruise Fiordland National Park

Overnight Cruise Doubtful Sound


Dunedin Railway Station

“I loved Dunedin - it’s a really beautiful city with an interesting history and lots to do in and around it.” - Melissa, Kirra Tours

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The Otago Peninsula is a wonderland of wildlife, scenery and heritage. The peninsula’s high road boasts incredible views and a number of lookouts so grab the camera and go for a scenic drive to take in all the beauty.

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The Daily Coffee Co. is, for certain, the coolest new place in town. Bringing new life to the south end of Princes St, the café is flooded with morning sun and serves a perfect coffee every time. The frozen flat white is the best something different, but also delicious. Very, very impressed!

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Dunedin Railways

Larnach Castle and Gardens

Taieri Gorge Railway is one of the world’s great train trips and departs from Dunedin daily. This train journey travels through some of New Zealand’s most beautiful scenery which can’t be seen from the road. The journey includes a commentary, sightseeing stops and a licensed café car. One of Dunedin’s key attractions, the Taieri Gorge Railway train journey is a fantastic all-weather experience.

Discover New Zealand’s only castle, built in 1871. Enjoy the magnificent architecture and superb craftsmanship and learn about the castle’s tragic and scandalous history. Guests to the castle are given an informative brochure of the history and features of the castle, which guides them through at their own leisure.

Departs: Dunedin daily at 9.30am and 2.30pm (12.30pm in winter) Duration: 4 hours

Open: 9.00am – 5.00pm daily (Gardens open until 7.00pm during summer)

Adult $98

Child (2-14 yrs) $29

Speight's Brewery Tour and Dinner Since 1876 Speight's Brewery has been proudly producing legendary ales. The Speight's Brewery tour is an award-winning guided tour through the historic working brewery. On the tour you’ll see, smell, touch and taste the ingredients that go into making Speight's beers and get to sample some for yourself. Afterwards enjoy dinner in the Speight's Ale House. Departs: 4.00pm and 6.00pm daily (5.00pm and 7.00pm in summer) Duration: allow 3 ½ hours

Adult $73

Child (5-17 yrs) $73

Adult $33

Child (5-14 yrs) $11 Located on the Otago Peninsula

Penguin Place Penguin Place is a private conservation reserve dedicated to helping the endangered yellow-eyed penguin survive. A short bus ride takes you to our reserve where you will continue on foot. Wild yellow-eyed penguins or Hoiho are often seen in our reserve. Your guide will also point out other native wildlife and interesting flora along the way.

Departs: 3.45pm (April-September) and 10.15am (October-March) Duration: 90 minutes

Adult $58

Child (5-17 yrs) $17

Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour and Penguin Place

Monarch Wildlife Cruises Sundowner Package

Bus out from Dunedin to the Penguin Place conservation reserve and join the guided walking tour for your best chance to see the very rare and endangered yellow-eyed penguin. Then hop aboard a Monarch Wildlife Cruise and see royal albatross, New Zealand fur seals and more. Finish the tour with a relaxing cruise on the Otago Harbour.

Mini bus from Dunedin along the scenic roads of the Otago Peninsula. Then all aboard for a 1 hour Monarch Wildlife Cruise. Enjoy stunning scenery as you spot different animals like royal albatross and New Zealand fur seals. After the cruise you'll visit the royal albatross Centre for their Classic Tour. A sunset dinner will follow before watching fascinating blue penguins return to their burrows after dusk.

Departs: Dunedin daily at 1:30pm (1:00pm in winter) Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Dunedin at 3.30pm daily (October to March) Duration: 7-8 hours

Adult $145

Child (5-15 yrs) $55

Adult $258

Child (8-15 yrs) $189 Includes dinner

Taste the Trail

Olveston House

This fantastic independent day trip starts in Dunedin where you will be picked up and transported to Ranfurly. Cycle 30kms along the famous Otago Central Rail Trail taking in the stunning part of the trail including cycling over bridges, through farmland and a tunnel. Finish your ride at Hyde where we transport you to meet up with the scenic Taieri Gorge Train for your 2 hour train ride back to Dunedin.

Olveston was built as the home of the Theomin family and was gifted to the City of Dunedin upon the death of Miss Dorothy Theomin in 1966. Olveston is a time capsule as little changed inside the house since it was occupied by the family from 1906 to 1966. Discover an authentic and original historic house that depicts the way of life a wealthy family lived in the early part of the twentieth century.

Departs: Dunedin at 8.00am Mon-Sat (1st Nov - 30th April Duration: 10 hours

Departs: Daily at 9.30am, 10.45am, 12.00pm, 1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4.00pm Duration: 1 hour

Per Person $294 Includes lunch. Minimum age 12 years

More sightseeing options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.

Adult $22

Child (5-17 yrs) $14

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Dunedin Things to Do


Accommodation

Dunedin Places to Stay 1

Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Hotel The former Post Office building in Dunedin has been transformed into an elegant hotel featuring an award-winning design. The hotel is located in the heart of the city. Consisting of 121 elegant suites and studio rooms, a restaurant, bar, conference centre, on-site gym and car parking. Free Wi-Fi is also available to all guests. The restaurant, Princess on Dowling, provides the opportunity to taste New Zealand’s fresh produce from the comfort of your hotel. There is even a gas fireplace in the lounge bar for those chilly nights alongside. 24-hour reception and room service. Special access rooms available.

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Sky TV ++ Work desk ++ Fridge

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Room Types: ++ Tea and coffee making facilities ++ Minibar

Superior Room Executive One Bedroom Suite Executive Harbour/Ocean View Executive Two Bedroom Suite (1-4)

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

From $226 per room per night Based on twin share in a Superior Room

Hotel Dunedin's largest and most established hotel, located in the heart of the CBD. Only a short walk from the Octagon and railway station, this hotel has been extensively refurbished and now provides guests with modern style, exquisite quality, convenience and exceptional service. Offering superior rooms and suites equipped with Sky TV, tea and coffee making facilities and minibar. Hotel facilities include a gym, 24-hour room service and a guest laundry. Ports O’Call Bar, The Carlton Restaurant and Boldini Café and Wine Bar all provide various dining options within the hotel.

Features: ++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Sky TV ++ Work desk ++ Fridge

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Room Types: ++ Tea and coffee making facilities ++ Minibar ++ 24-hour reception and room service ++ Special access rooms

Superior Room Junior Suite Executive Suite

Distinction Dunedin Hotel

From $226 per room per night Based on twin share in a Superior Room

Hotel Stay at Dunedin's premier hotel in the heart of the city. The 1937 former Chief Post Office building has been transformed into an elegant 4.5 star hotel consisting of 121 hotel suites and studios, all featuring double showerheads (standard and a rain shower head), triple glazed windows and double gib lined walls for ultimate soundproofing, luxurious pillow top mattresses, washer/dryers and kitchenettes featuring a microwave as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Guests can also enjoy free unlimited Wi-Fi and an express check-in process, dining at Parcels Restaurant, drinks at the Post Bar and complimentary access to the on-site gym.

Features: ++ Free unlimited Wi-Fi ++ On-site gym ++ Restaurant and bar ++ Kid-friendly

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Room Types: ++ Disabled facilities ++ Room service ++ Kitchenette and washer/ dryer in all rooms

Studio One Bedroom Suite Executive Studio Two Bedroom Suite (1-4)

Larnach Castle Lodge

From $258 per room per night Based on twin share in a Studio

Lodge Larnach Castle Lodge is a unique recreation of a colonial farm building set in 35 acres of award-winning castle gardens. Rooms are individually decorated in a colonial style and all have private facilities. Every room has a dramatic sea view. Lodge guests are invited to dine in the castle dining room. Dinner bookings are required by 5pm. Breakfast is included in the room rate and is served in the historic stables. Complimentary entry to Larnach Castle and free audio tour is part of the package. The Lodge is a 20-minute drive from Dunedin and 25 minutes from the famous Otago Peninsula wildlife attractions.

Features: ++ Castle dining room ++ Ballroom Café ++ Car parking ++ Guest laundry

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Room Types: ++ Sky TV ++ Ironing board ++ Manicured gardens

Stable Room with Shared Bathroom Lodge Room

From $186 per room per night Based on twin share in a Stable Room

Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.


Stewart Island

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Ulva Island This pristine forested island situated within Paterson Inlet is managed by the Department of Conservation. It is one of the few predator-free sanctuaries in New Zealand. Its well maintained tracks offer easy walking for most people and gives one the opportunity to enjoy the birds, lovely beaches and views. Guided walks are also available.

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“It’s absolutely worth the effort to cross the Foveaux Strait to hike the ‘land of glowing skies’, Stewart Island. The land form is as wild as it is beautiful, and it was fantastic to see some rare bird life in their natural habitat, including a kiwi.” - Khy, Kirra Tours

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Places to Eat Church Hill Restaurant & Oyster Bar - 36 Kamahi Road. Stewart Island

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The Perfect Dinner (moveable feast) - Delivered to your accommodation

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Accommodation and Sightseeing

Stewart Island Things to Do and Places to Stay Stewart Island Kiwi Encounter

Stewart Island Day Tour

Escape to Stewart Island, home of the southern brown kiwi and experience our Wild Kiwi Encounter. Departing daily at dusk, a short boat cruise and a guided bush walk by torchlight will have you up close to the kiwi in its unspoilt natural habitat.

Cross Foveaux Strait by catamaran and keep a look out for marine and birdlife along the way, particularly mollymawk and titi. Enjoy the natural beauty of Stewart Island by comfortable modern coach on the Village and Bays Tour. Cruise the beautiful Paterson Inlet viewing unspoilt beaches, hidden coves and sea life. Take a guided walk and visit the not-to-be-missed Ulva Island Birdlife Sanctuary. Departs: Bluff at 9.30am (Nov – Apr) Duration: 9 hours (8 hours in Apr)

Adult $212

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Adult $297

Tower Lodge Motel Invercargill

Child (5-14 yrs) $118

Motel Centrally located and with its name derived from the Invercargill Water Tower located opposite, the motel provides easy access to the CBD, Queens Park Gardens, sport stadiums and velodrome. Most attractions are only a short walk away. Facilities at the property include free Wi-Fi, free parking, a children’s playground and guest laundry. The motel has studio and 1 and 2 bedroom units that are all comfortable and spacious. The rooms are serviced daily and have a kitchenette, SKY TV and complimentary newspapers. Some units have spa baths, DVD players and full kitchens.

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Room Types: ++ Sky TV ++ Motorbike lockup storage

++ Free Wi-Fi ++ Free car parking ++ Children’s playground ++ Guest laundry

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Quest Invercargill Serviced Apartments

From $139 per room per night Based on twin share in a Studio Room

Apartment Quest Invercargill Serviced Apartments offers guests a relaxed and comfortable serviced apartment accommodation experience for overnight visits or for short or long stays located in the heart of Invercargill’s CBD. We are within minutes of the town centre and only 10 minutes from the airport. All apartments have fully equipped kitchens (kitchenettes in studios), separate living/dining areas and laundry facilities (except studios) and breakfast options. There are also many local restaurants within walking distance that offer chargeback facilities.

Features: ++ Free unlimited Wi-Fi ++ Sky TV ++ Car parking ++ Self-contained

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Room Types: ++ Complimentary passes to an off-site gym ++ Wheelchair access ++ Laundry service

Studio Executive Studio One Bedroom Two Bedroom (1-4)

Stewart Island Lodge

From $186 per room per night Based on twin share in a Studio Room

Lodge Stewart Island Lodge is located just 5 minutes from Stewart Island village, providing a peaceful sanctuary from the modern world. This quiet bed and breakfast is nestled in native bush on a sunny hillside with commanding views of Halfmoon Bay. Relax in the extensive gardens or explore further afield and discover Stewart Island’s beautiful scenery and fascinating native birdlife. The property features six bedrooms all with their own ensuite and shared balcony. The lodge’s terrace offers sweeping views of the gardens and ocean beyond, providing an idyllic place for contemplation and relaxation. During cooler weather, relax in the communal guest lounge and admire the vistas over the bay.

Features: ++ Ensuite bathrooms ++ Tea/coffee facilities in each bedroom ++ Communal guest lounge

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Room Types: ++ Lodge kitchen ++ Continental breakfast ++ Phone and TV ++ Wi-Fi access

Double/Twin

From $255 per room per night Based on twin share in a Double/Twin Room

Minimum night stay, surcharges and seasonal pricing may apply. More accommodation and sightseeing options available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.


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Guided Walks

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Guided Walks

3 Day Walk Routeburn Track Maximum 40 People

Fiordland National Park

Day 1 The Divide to Lake Mackenzie

Inclusions ++ 2 nights lodge accommodation ++ Breakfast (B), lunch (L) and dinner (D) as indicated ++ Transfers to and from the track ++ Hire of walking equipment ++ Expert guides ++ Use of backpacks and rain jackets

Your adventure begins with a coach ride from Queenstown to the Divide on the Milford Road. Climb the wide and well-formed track from the Divide to the optional ascent to Key Summit. You then descend to Lake Howden Hut for a hot drink and picnic lunch, before the gradual climb through lush silver beech forest to the base of Earland Falls. Look over the Hollyford Valley to the ice-capped Darran Mountains before descending to the lodge at Lake Mackenzie. (L,D)

13km, approx. 4-6 hours Includes 1km of optional side walks

Iconic Sightseeing ++ Earland Falls ++ Darran Mountains ++ Hollyford Valley

Day 2 Lake Mackenzie to Routeburn Falls

Since the 1880s, the Routeburn Track has proved to be one of the most accessible and popular journeys into New Zealandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forests and mountains. The track was purposely designed to expose walkers to the grandest scenery between Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks. As part of the South West New Zealand World Heritage Area, the track is a haven for native birdlife and a variety of landscapes that will astound you.

Lake Harris

Leave the ancient forest and enter the world of daisies, buttercups, gentians and edelweiss. Here you have a full vista of the Darran Mountains across the Hollyford Valley which slices through Fiordland to the distant Tasman Sea at Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bay. After lunch at the Harris Saddle, you can ascend Conical Hill for a panoramic view of the surrounding peaks. After walking around Lake Harris, you descend into the upper basins of the Routeburn Valley, with the towering mountains above. Spend your final night at the beautifully located Routeburn Falls Lodge. (B,L,D)

15km, approx. 5-7 hours Includes 4km of optional side walks

3 days from

1,545

$

Per Person Multishare

Physcial Rating Moderate To enjoy your experience fully, you need to be able to carry a backpack (5-7kg/10-14lbs) for 4-8 hours over 10-21km of sometimes uneven track each day. We encourage everyone to walk at their own pace, it is not a race and we want you to enjoy it. There is no pressure to keep up with the fastest walkers and there is always a guide at the rear of the group.

Start/Finish Queenstown On the afternoon before your departure, you are required to attend a pre-track briefing, at 3:45pm. Receive an outline of what to expect, be provided with equipment, purchase last minute items, complete medical forms, ask questions and meet your fellow walkers.

Day 3 Routeburn Falls to Routeburn Road

Departs

Take time to enjoy the dramatic landscape around the Falls, before descending to the alpine pastures of the Routeburn Flats. Your guides will take the scenic route through the meadows and find the deepest green pool for you to picnic beside. The track shadows the river as it roars through a magnificent gorge before plunging beneath the unyielding rocks at the Sump. From here it is a gentle walk through the beech forest to the Road End. A coach will take you back to Queenstown, stopping at Glenorchy on the way. (B,L)

Daily 1 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19 Departs every day except Sunday and Tuesday. From 1 Nov 18 - 30 Nov 18 and 1 Apr 19 - 23 Apr 19

Pricing Per Adult

Multi Share

Private Twin

1 Nov 18 - 30 Nov 18 1 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 23 Apr 19

$1,545 $1,764 $1,545

$2,092 $2,317 $2,092

9km, approx. 3-4 hours

Routeburn Track Elevation Profile 1600 1300

Conical Hill

Height in metres above sea level

Lake Howden

Lake Mackenzie

Routeburn Falls

Key Summit

1000

Tree Line 700 400 Distance in km

10km

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20km

30km

Day 2

40km

Day 3

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Maximum 50 People

Giant Gate Falls

Fiordland National Park

Day 1 Queenstown to Glade House

Inclusions ++ 4 nights lodge accommodation ++ Breakfast (B), lunch (L) and dinner (D) as indicated ++ Transfers to and from the track ++ Hire of walking equipment ++ Expert guides ++ Use of backpacks and rain jackets

Iconic Sightseeing ++ Cruise on Milford Sound ++ Mitre Peak

2,291

$

Per Person Multishare

1.6km, approx. 20 min.

Day 2 Glade House to Pompolona Lodge Cross the Clinton River then walk up the valley to the Hirere Falls. The beech forest gets more and more luxuriant. On reaching the prairie, you can capture the true nature of the ice-carved Clinton Canyon, then just a short climb to Pompolona Lodge. (B,L,D)

16km, approx. 5-7 hours

Iconic to tramping in New Zealand, walkers follow in the footsteps of early pioneers to the grand finale - Milford Sound. Enjoy close encounters with the native birdlife and experience Fiordland at its most spectacular; deep lakes, silent fiords, luxuriant forests and sheer canyons carved out of imposing granite. Everyone from hardened trekkers to novices sporting their first pair of boots have taken up the challenge of the Milford Track.

5 days from

From Queenstown, board a coach to Te Anau. A launch will take you up to the head of Lake Te Anau. From the wharf, it’s a short walk to the historic Glade House. Your guides will take you on a short nature walk to explore the area. (L,D)

Day 3 Pompolona Lodge to Quintin Lodge The track leads to Lake Mintaro at the head of the Clinton Valley, before climbing the Mackinnon Pass. At the top, be rewarded with a spectacular view and lunch. After the descent into the Arthur Valley take the optional trip to Sutherland Falls, the world’s fifth largest waterfall. (B,L,D)

15km, approx. 6-8 hours

Day 4 Quintin Lodge to Mitre Peak Lodge Walk down the Arthur Valley to Boatshed; continue on past Mackay Falls and Bell Rock and on to the lunch spot at Giant Gate Falls. The final stretch of track follows Lake Ada to Sandfly Point. From here it is a short launch trip to Mitre Peak Lodge. Here you will enjoy a celebratory dinner. (B,L,D)

21km, approx. 6-8 hours

Day 5 Mitre Peak Lodge to Queenstown After breakfast experience a magical cruise on Milford Sound. Watch for the dolphins and fur seals and pray for rain, when Fiordland is at its most spectacular. Following the cruise, it’s time to head back to Queenstown by coach through the heart of Fiordland National Park. (B,L)

Physcial Rating Moderate To enjoy your experience fully, you need to be able to carry a backpack (5-7kg) for 4-8 hours over 10-21km of sometimes uneven track each day. We encourage everyone to walk at their own pace, it is not a race and we want you to enjoy it. There is no pressure to keep up with the fastest walkers and there is always a guide at the rear of the group.

Start/Finish Queenstown On the afternoon before your departure, you are required to attend a pre-track briefing. At 4:45pm, receive an outline of what to expect, be provided with equipment, purchase last minute items, complete medical forms, ask questions and meet your fellow walkers.

Departs Daily 1 Nov 18 - 23 Apr 19

Pricing Per Adult

Multi Share

Private Twin

1 Nov 18 - 30 Nov 18 1 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 23 Apr 19

$2,291 $2,632 $2,291

$2,935 $3,276 $2,935

No walking

Milford Track Elevation Profile 1000

Height in metres above sea level

Glade House

Hirere Falls

Pompolona Lodge

Quintin Lodge

Boatshed

Sandfly Point

Lake Te Anau 500

0 Distance in km

Day 1

5km

10km

15km

Day 2

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Guided Walks

5 Day Walk Milford Track


Guided Walks

3 Day Walk Hollyford Track Maximum 16 People

Little Homer Falls

Fiordland National Park

Day 1 Queenstown to Pyke River Lodge

3 days from

Travel through some of New Zealand’s most divine scenery of beautiful lakes and glacial valleys dwarfed by majestic mountains to the start of the track in the Hollyford Valley. Shadowing the swift clear waters of the Hollyford River and beneath the gaze of the mighty Southern Alps, you’ll re-trace footsteps of original Maori and early pioneer explorers as the track undulates gently through native beech forest and beside impressive tumbling waterfalls. (L,D)

Inclusions ++ 2 nights on-track lodge style accommodation ++ Breakfast (B), lunch (L) and dinner (D) as indicated ++ Transfers to and from the track ++ Expert guides ++ Use of backpacks and rain jackets

Iconic Sightseeing

2,049

$

Per Person Twin Share

Physcial Rating Easy Hollyford Track is pleasantly challenging and highly rewarding, without being out of reach for people with an average fitness level. People of all ages and abilities have and will continue to enjoy the Hollyford Track adventure.

19.5km, approx 5-7 hours

++ Wilderness Jet Boat Journey ++ Milford Sound Scenic Helicopter Flight

Day 2 Pyke River Lodge to Martin’s Bay Lodge

Epic alpine walk of vistas, valleys and majestic peaks. The dramatic Hollyford Track Guided Wilderness Experience is one of the greatest nature walks in New Zealand. Explore undisturbed and inspiring scenery that has remained largely untouched for thousands of years. From the snowcapped mountains of the Southern Alps, to the remote sand dunes, reef and surf of the rugged West Coast. The experiences are just as diverse and include a scenic flight to Milford Sound.

Begin the day with amazing mirror reflections of Lake Alabaster and the satisfaction of an optional crossing of Fiordland's longest swing bridge. Board a jet boat and take a captivating scenic ride along the Hollyford River. Human history in the Hollyford Valley is as incredible as the scenery and you’ll stop to discover the tragedies and triumphs of ill-fated Jamestown before walking through ancient forest giants, some believed to be up to 1000 years old. Long Reef plays host to a colony of native fur seals. Reaching Martin’s Bay Lodge completes a special second day. (B,L,D)

Start/Finish Queenstown The afternoon you arrive into Queenstown you are required to attend a pre-track briefing at 5.15pm. At this point, you will be advised on what to take and the features of your upcoming adventure. It’s also a chance to arrange loan backpacks and pack liners for those that require one.

Departs

15km, approx 4-5 hours

Every second day. From 23 Oct 18 - 24 Apr 19

Day 3 Martin’s Bay Lodge to Milford Sound and Queenstown

Pricing Per Person

Explore Martin’s Bay Spit, separating the Tasman Sea from the Hollyford Valley, and its unique coastal landscape. Here you will view historical Maori sites. Return to Martin’s Bay Lodge for lunch, before you jump aboard your helicopter for a scenic flight along the rugged coast and into the truly spectacular Milford Sound, where you’ll marvel at the grandeur of vertical granite walls rising from the sea. Once in Milford, a transfer will take you back to Te Anau or Queenstown. (B,L)

23 Oct 18 - 22 Dec 18 25 Dec 18 - 6 Apr 19 8 Apr 19 - 24 Apr 19

Adult Child (10-14yrs) $1,617 $1,833 $1,617

$2,049 $2,265 $2,049

Please note: All April 2019 trips ONLY depart from Te Anau.

8.5km, approx 3-4 hours

Hollyford Track Elevation Profile 200

Height in metres above sea level

Mt Madeline

Pyke River Lodge

Hollyford River

Martin Bay Lodge

Milford

100

50 25 0 Distance in km

5km

10km

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20km

25km

30km

35km

40km

Day 2

45km

50km

55km

60km

65km

Day 3

Single pricing available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.


Maximum 24 People

Marlborough Sounds

Day 2 Furneaux Lodge to Punga Cove

Inclusions ++ 4 nights accommodation in twin share ensuite lodges ++ Breakfast (B), lunch (L) and dinner (D) as indicated ++ Transfers to and from the track, including luggage transfers ++ Expert guides

Iconic Sightseeing ++ Queen Charlotte Sound ++ Kenepuru Sound ++ Portage Bay

Located at the top of New Zealandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s South Island, this 70km track is renowned for its stunning views and contrasting landscape, historical landmarks and wonderful variety of native bush and wildlife. The track is as much about a walking holiday as it is an environmental, cultural and lifestyle experience. Explore undisturbed and inspiring scenery that has remained largely untouched for thousands of years.

Day 1 Picton to Furneaux Lodge Your trip begins with an eco-tour on board a Cougar Line catamaran. Your guide will share their knowledge of the birds and marine mammals as you travel to Motuara Island. From here, cross the sound to be dropped off at Ship Cove where you will begin your walk. The walk to the top of the ridge provides spectacular views. Furneaux Lodge is your first nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accommodation. (L,D)

15km, approx. 5-6 hours

5 days from

After breakfast, you may like to take a walk up to the waterfall and see the magnificent stands of virgin native bush. Rejoin the track as it winds its way around the coastline to the other side of Endeavour Inlet. Your accommodation this evening is at Punga Cove Resort. (B,L,D)

2,492

$

Per Person Twin Share

12km, approx. 4 hours

Physcial Rating Relaxed

Day 3 Punga Cove to Portage Bay

A moderate level of fitness is required. We do recommend that to enjoy the trip, you are of at least average fitness. Fitness levels vary amongst every individual, therefore we suggest that, as a guideline, if you are walking for at least an hour (maybe two) more than four times a week, you should be able to thoroughly enjoy this trip. The track is regarded as a long track, not a steep track.

Today you walk from Punga Cove to the Portage Resort Hotel along the ridge between Kenepuru and Queen Charlotte Sound. Spectacular views dominate the day as you negotiate the very undulating ridge between the two sounds. This section is considered the most difficult on the track and clients do need to have a good level of fitness to enjoy this walk. There is the option to take water transport from Punga Cove to The Portage Resort Hotel for those who require a rest. Upon arrival at the Portage Resort Hotel, you can relax in the spa and enjoy the view overlooking the Kenepuru Sound. (B,L,D)

Start/Finish Picton

23km, approx. 8 hours

Day 4 Portage Bay

Departs

Today you can rest, relax and enjoy the leisure activities around the Portage Hotel. You may like to go fishing or sea kayaking for the day with your guide, where you can visit a mussel farm, paddle past a shipwreck from a bygone era or experience a chance encounter with dolphins. Stop on a tranquil beach where you can enjoy a leisurely lunch, go for a swim or a short bush walk, before paddling back to the Portage Bay foreshore. Your guide will ensure that you have a fun, safe sea kayaking experience. (B,L,D)

Mondays only (some exceptions) 1 Oct 18 - 30 Sep 19

Pricing

Per Person Twin Share $2,492

1 Oct 18 - 30 Sep 19

Day 5 Portage Bay to Picton

4 Day Paddle and Walk

Ascend to a ridgeline track and enjoy wonderful vistas of the Sounds. After Mistletoe Bay, the track sidles along the hill and drops down into Davies Bay before the last half hour through mature beech forest ending at Anakiwa where your water transport will collect you for your return to Picton. (B,L) 22km, approx. 8 hours

See the sounds by paddle and foot. Enjoy 2 days walking and 2 days sea kayaking. Adult From $1,998

Child From $1,738

Per person twin share

Minimum age is 16 yrs

Queen Charlotte Track Elevation Profile 800

Height in metres above sea level

Furneaux Lodge

Endeavour Inlet

Punga Cove Resort

Portage Resort

Davies Bay

Anakiwa

600 Ship Cove 400

Motoura Island

200 0 Distance in km

Day 1

15km

25km

35km

Day 2

Single and child pricing available. Free call Kirra Tours for current prices on 1800 888 242.

45km

Day 3

55km

65km

75km

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Guided Walks

5 Day Walk Queen Charlotte Track


Not Just Any Ordinary

Touring Experience Whether you choose to travel on one of our classic all-inclusive tours or one of our luxury, boutique small group journeys, sit back, relax and enjoy the convenience, value and companionship of an escorted Kirra Coach holiday.

Relax in stylish surroundings, enjoy fabulous food, iconic sightseeing inclusions, spectacular featured experiences, 5-star luxury coach travel, FREE private airport transfers, professional and friendly coach captains, choice of tours from 6 to 20 days duration, dedicated solos tour, exciting specialty tours including Warbirds Over Wanaka.

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Suggested arrival/departure

15 Day New Zealand Explorer

Maximum 35 Guests

Interislander ferry 2

Overnights Suggested arrival/departure Interislander ferry

2

Auckland

Overnights

1 1

Matamata Auckland 1 Matamata

Pauanui 2

1

Rotorua Pauanui Lake Taupo

2

Nelson

1

2

Picton Punakaiki

Nelson

1 Franz Josef 1 Punakaiki Mt Cook

Itinerary Overview

++ 14 nights premium accommodation ++ Full breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L), 12 dinners (D) ++ Travel by 5-star luxury touring coach ++ Complimentary airport transfers on arrival & departure ++ Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre ++ Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise ++ Skyline Gondola & Dinner, Queenstown ++ Cruise the famous Abel Tasman National Park ++ World of Wearable Arts & Classic Cars Museum ++ Scenic Interislander cruise ++ Authentic Maori Village, Hangi & Cultural Performance ++ Agrodome Farm Show ++ Te Puia Thermal Reserve ++ Hobbiton Movie Set & Farm Tour ++ Entry to Auckland Sky Tower ++ City tours of Christchurch, Wellington & Auckland

Day 2 Mt Cook National Park, Omarama (B,D) Day 3 Cromwell, Lake Te Anau (B,D) Day 4 Doubtful Sound Wilderness Experience (B,L,D)

2

1

1 Wellington Picton Christchurch

Omarama

1

Day 1 Arrive Christchurch

Wellington

1

Te Puia

Inclusions

Rotorua Lake Taupo

Wanaka Franz Josef 1 Mt Cook 1 Christchurch Queenstown 2 1 Doubtful Te Anau 1 Omarama Sound Wanaka Queenstown 2 1 Doubtful Te Anau Sound

Day 5 At leisure in Queenstown (B,D) Day 6 Arrowtown, Franz Josef (B,D) Day 7 Hokitika, Punakaiki (B,D)

15 days from

Day 8 Murchison, Nelson (B,D)

5,539

$

Day 9 Abel Tasman National Park (B)

Per Person Twin Share

Day 10 Picton, Wellington (B,D) Day 11 Taupo, Rotorua (B,D)

Departure Dates

Day 12 Rotorua sightseeing (B,D)

2018: Sep 23, Oct 28, Nov 25

Day 13 Hobbiton, Pauanui (B,D)

2019: Jan 13, Feb 24, Mar 10, 24, Apr 7, Sep 22, Oct 6, Nov 10, 24

Day 14 Coromandel, Auckland (B,D) Day 15 Depart Auckland

Suggested arrival/departure

10 Day TranzAlpine Panorama 2

On Board Concierge

Train journey Overnights

Greymouth

Franz Josef

1

1

2

Inclusions

Te Anau

Christchurch

Omarama

Wanaka

Milford Sound TranzAlpine

2

Mt Cook

Queenstown

2 1

Dunedin

Itinerary Overview

++ 9 nights premium accommodation ++ Full breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L), 8 dinners (D) ++ Travel by 5-star luxury touring coach ++ Complimentary airport transfers on arrival & departure ++ Lake Tekapo & Church of the Good Shepherd ++ Sir Edmund Hillary Centre ++ Guided Tour of Larnach Castle ++ Milford Sound Scenic Cruise ++ Walter Peak Cruise & Dinner ++ World famous TranzAlpine train journey

Day 1 Arrive Christchurch Day 2 Mt Cook National Park, Omarama (B,D) Day 3 Moeraki Boulders, Dunedin (B,D) Day 4 Central Otago, Te Anau (B,D) Day 5 Spectacular Milford Sound (B,L,D) Day 6 Te Anau, Quenstown (B,D)

10 days from

$

3,389

Per Person Twin Share

Departure Dates

Day 7 At leisure Queenstown (B)

2018: Sep 19, Oct 3, 24, Nov 07, 21, Dec 5, 19

Day 8 Wanaka, Franz Josef (B,D)

2019: Jan 23, Feb 6, 13, 27, Mar 6, 20, Apr 3, 17, May 15, Sep 18, Oct 2, 16, 30, Nov 20, 27, Dec 4, 19

Day 9 Spectacular TranzAlpine, Christchurch (B,D) Day 10 Depart Christchurch (B)

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Classic Escorted Touring

Classic Escorted Tours


Platinum Escorted Touring

Platinum Small Group Tours Maximum 24 Guests

Suggested arrival/departure

18 Day New Zealand Grandeur

Interislander ferry Suggested arrival/departure Train journey ferry Interislander 2

Overnights Train journey

2

Overnights Auckland

2

Auckland 2 Matamata

2

Matamata

Waiheke Island

Inclusions

Tongariro

1

Tongariro

1

Martinborough 2 Wellington 1 Martinborough Picton 2 Wellington

Day 1 Arrive Christchurch (D)

Picton Arthurs Pass

Day 2 TranzAlpine, Franz Josef (B,D)

Arthurs1 Pass Franz Josef

Day 3 Wanaka, Queenstown (B) Day 4 At leisure in Queenstown (B) Day 5 Overnight Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise (B,L,D) Day 6 Manapouri, Dunedin (B,D) Day 7 Otago Peninsula (B)

2 Christchurch Franz Josef 1 1 Mt Cook 2 Christchurch Wanaka 1 Omarama Mt Cook Te Anau Wanaka 2 Omarama Te1 AnauQueenstown Doubtful Sound 2 2 Dunedin 1 Queenstown Doubtful Sound 2 Dunedin

Day 8 Moeraki, Mt Cook (B,D) Day 9 Lake Tekapo, Christchurch (B,D) Day 10 Picton, Wellington (B)

18 days from

Day 11 At leisure in Wellington (B)

8,990

$

Day 12 Martinborough Wine Village (B,D)

Per Person Twin Share

Day 13 Pukaha Mount Bruce, Tongariro National Park (B,D) Day 14 Taupo, Rotorua (B,D)

Departure Dates

Day 15 Lake Rotoiti Cruise and Redwood Treetop Walk (B)

2018: Nov 11

Day 16 Hobbiton, Auckland (B,L)

2019: Jan 13, 27, Feb 17, Mar 03, 17, Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 01

Day 17 At leisure in Auckland (B,D) Day 18 Depart Auckland

13 Day Southern Sensations

2 2

Suggested arrival/departure Suggested arrival/departure Train journey Interislander ferry Overnights Train journey

Maximum 24 Guests

Overnights

Auckland 2 Kenepuru Sound 2

Matamata Picton 2

Franz Josef

1

Milford Sound

Itinerary Overview

++ 12 nights luxury hotel & boutique accommodation ++ Full breakfast daily (B), 2 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D) ++ Travel by 5-star luxury touring coach ++ Complimentary airport transfers on arrival & departure ++ Scenic Interislander cruise ++ Scenic mussel cruise to Raetihi Lodge ++ Entry to Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre ++ Tasman Glacier Explorer boat expedition ++ Dine at a leading Queenstown winery ++ Spectacular Milford Sound Nature Cruise ++ World famous TranzAlpine train journey

Day 1 Arrive Wellington Day 2 Picton & the Marlborough Sounds (B,D) Day 3 Enjoy Kenepuru (B,D) Day 4 Blenheim, Kaikoura (B)

2

Day 7 Cromwell, Lake Te Anau (B,D) Day 8 Milford Sound, Queenstown (B,L)

Mt Cook

1 Martinborough 1 2Christchurch Wellington Picton

Wanaka Arthurs Pass Milford Sound Queenstown Franz3 Josef 1 1

2

Christchurch

Mt Cook Te Anau Wanaka Omarama Te Anau 2 1 Queenstown Doubtful Sound 2 Dunedin

Day 5 Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook (B,D) Day 6 Tasman Glacier Expedition (B,D)

13 days from

1

6,529

$

Departure Dates

Day 10 Arrowtown, Akarua Winery (B,L)

2018: Oct 6, 27, Nov 17

Day 11 Wanaka, Franz Josef (B,D)

2019: Jan 19, Feb 9, Mar 2, 9, 23, Apr 13, Oct 5, 26, Nov 16, Dec 7

Day 13 Depart Christchurch

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Per Person Twin Share

Day 9 At leisure in Queenstown (B)

Day 12 Spectacular TranzAlpine, Christchurch (B,D)

1

Wellington Rotorua Lake Taupo

Tongariro1 Kaikoura 1

Greymouth

Inclusions

Rotorua Lake Taupo Rotorua Lake Taupo

1

Itinerary Overview

++ 16 nights luxury hotel & boutique accommodation ++ Overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound ++ Full breakfast daily (B), 2 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) ++ Welcome dinner & drinks on arrival day ++ Travel by 5-star luxury touring coach ++ Complimentary airport transfers on arrival & departure ++ World famous TranzAlpine train journey ++ Wildlife cruise ++ High Tea at Larnach Castle & Tour ++ Stargazing tour, Mt Cook ++ Entry to Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre ++ Scenic Interislander Ferry crossing ++ Te Papa Guided Tour ++ Wine tasting, Martinborough ++ Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre ++ Authentic Maori Hangi & Cultural Performance ++ Exclusive Lake Rotoiti cruise ++ Treetop eco-walk amongst the Redwoods ++ Hobbiton Movie Set & Farm Tour

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You acknowledge that New Zealand has a no fault law and claims are handled by the Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) pursuant to governing legislation, including the Accident Compensation Act 2001.Because of the wide range of help available from ACC after an injury, you can’t sue for personal injury in New Zealand, except for exemplary damages.

15. Delays to Travel

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14. Baggage

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18. Independent Arrangements and Excursions

19. Complaints

25. Maps and Photographs

6. Surcharges

In the unlikely event that a problem occurs during your holiday, it is important that you immediately inform the provider of the service. If that is not sufficient to resolve the matter, then please contact Kirra Tours. If your complaint cannot be resolved satisfactorily at that time, you must write to our office within 30 days of your return supplying all the relevant details.

The maps featured in this brochure are shown for general information purposes only and do not necessarily reflect actual routings, hotel and attraction locations or services provided. Scenes depicted within this brochure may not necessarily be included in the tours or holidays. Many images and photographs have been kindly supplied by hotels, sightseeing and tour operators, rental vehicle companies and regional tourist offices.

Prices quoted by Kirra Tours may be subject to surcharges at certain times of the year due to special events, seasonal variations and public holidays. These will be advised at the time of booking. 7. Cancellations Made by You Having accepted your booking, should it become necessary for you to cancel your reservation 45 days or more prior to departure date, your deposit only shall be forfeited. Cancellations made within 30 days of departure date will incur the following charges: (Expressed as a percentage of the confirmed tour and holiday price). • 30-15 days prior to departure - 50% • 14 days or less prior to departure - 100% Please note that some suppliers have specific cancellation penalties so the fees charged may vary to those stated in some instances. 8. Refunds No refunds will be made once travel has commenced nor will any refund be available in respect of any tours, accommodation, hires, services or inclusions not utilised. Product and service providers are unable to authorise any refund on Kirra Tours' behalf. 9. Variations and Changes Made By Kirra Tours We reserve the right to vary or cancel any tour or other travel arrangements once a reservation has been confirmed due to safety, adverse weather or any operational reason whatsoever and will notify you or your travel agent as soon as it is reasonably possible to do so. 10. Force Majeure Force Majeure refers to events that are beyond the reasonable control of Kirra Tours and which could not have been prevented by Kirra Tours. Accordingly, please note that compensation will not be payable if Kirra Tours is forced to cancel or in any way change your holiday as a result of war, or threat of war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse

Any air and land arrangements you make independently which do not form any part of your booking with Kirra Tours are entirely done so at your own risk and should anything go wrong with any such arrangements, your rights will lie solely against the organisations supplying such arrangements.

20. Special Requests

This brochure is the sole responsibility of Kirra Tours who will exercise all possible diligence in matters within their control relating to travel arrangements, accommodation and all the other services featured. No part of this brochure may be reproduced without Kirra Tours prior written permission.

We will endeavour to fulfil any special requests (eg. special room or dietary requirements) and will pass on your request to our suppliers. You must advise us of any such requirements at the time of booking in writing or no later than 45 days prior to departure. 21. Liability 21.1 Responsibility: You acknowledge and agree that Kirra Tours accepts no responsibility and will not be liable to you or any third party for any loss, cost or damage (including loss of enjoyment) suffered directly or indirectly in connection with: a) any risks or other aspects of any tour or other travel arrangement notified to you by or on behalf of Kirra Tours (in these Terms or otherwise); b) any change to your itinerary or delays in departure or arrival times of aircraft or otherwise during the conduct of any tour or other travel arrangement; c) any loss or damage to your baggage; d) any personal injury or death resulting from the acts or omissions or negligence of any third parties providing goods or services to you during your tour or other travel arrangements including, without limitation, air carriers, hotels, restaurateurs, transportation providers and/or medical personnel; or e) any loss of enjoyment by you due to circumstances outlined in these terms or otherwise beyond Kirra Tours control. 21.2 Total liability: Notwithstanding any other provision of these Terms, and to the maximum extent permitted by law, Kirra Tours' maximum liability to you or any third party (including any claims

Kirra Tours is a full member of TEC, the Tourism Export Council of New Zealand, a self-regulating organisation committed to maintaining quality, integrity and professional excellence with membership dependent on meeting stringent financial criteria. Kirra Tours are also full members of ATAS, the Australian Travel Industry Accreditation Scheme. ATAS accreditation allows you to book with confidence, knowing you are in the safe hands of trusted and reputable travel professionals. Travel Agents: Brochure distribution through Templar Marketing in WA and SA or TIFS in QLD, NSW and VIC. To request copies of any Kirra Tours brochures, please visit our website www.kirratours.co.nz or use our free call phone number 1800 888 242.

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Kirra Tours New Zealand Travel Guide 2018/2019  
Kirra Tours New Zealand Travel Guide 2018/2019