The New Zealand Book 2024-2025 (AUD)

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THE BOOK 2024-2025 Valid until Sep 2025 THE NEW ZEALAND BOOK 20242025
CONTENTS 4 - 5 Driving Distance Guide 6 - 7 General Information / Transfers 8 - 9 Itinerary Planning 10 - 13 Rental Cars 14 - 19 Motorhomes 20 Cook Strait by Ferry 21 Trains 22 Coach Travel 23 Accommodation Collection NEW ZEALAND BY REGION NORTH ISLAND 25 - 32 Auckland & Waiheke 33 - 36 Northland & The Bay of Islands 37 - 39 The Coromandel Peninsula 40 - 42 Waikato & Waitomo 43 - 45 Bay of Plenty & Gisborne 46 - 52 Rotorua 53 - 55 Lake Taupō 56 - 59 Ruapehu, Taranaki & Hawke's Bay 60 - 63 Wellington SOUTH ISLAND 64 - 69 Marlborough, Picton & Nelson 70 - 73 Hanmer Springs & Kaikōura 74 - 78 Christchurch & Akaroa 79 - 84 West Coast & The Glacier Region 85 - 88 Wanaka 89 - 90 Central Otago 91 - 99 Queenstown 100 - 101 Milford & Doubtful Sound Tours 102 - 105 Fiordland, Southland & Stewart Island 106 - 109 Dunedin 110 - 113 Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo & Mackenzie Region 114 - 118 Walks of New Zealand 119 - 123 Self-guided Rail Journeys 124 - 129 Kirra Tours 130 - 139 Package Collection Pull Out Planning Itinerary & Map 140 Conditions All prices in $AUD Cover: Maori Pounamu Carving. This page: Routeburn Track. Photo Credit: Maridav.

THE NEW ZEALAND HOLIDAY EXPERTS

Kia ora and welcome to The New Zealand Book 2024/25

Marking its 30th anniversary, ANZCRO's New Zealand Book remains your essential companion for holiday planning in the breathtaking landscapes of New Zealand. Within these pages, you'll discover a comprehensive collection of travel options, including premium accommodations, transportation solutions, captivating tours, and sightseeing ventures. Our expertly crafted itineraries and extensive multi-day holiday packages are designed to inspire and facilitate an unparalleled journey through New Zealand.

Recognised globally as a premier travel destination, New Zealand offers an array of unforgettable experiences. ANZCRO works closely with your local travel agent, ensuring that your holiday is enriched with the expertise, support, and insight only available from one of New Zealand's leading travel organisations.

Should you have any specific requests or if you're searching for something beyond what is featured in this guide, your travel agent can access ANZCRO's full suite of travel packages and services. We encourage you to reach out to them for any additional information or assistance.

We wish you an extraordinary holiday filled with adventure, relaxation, and the discovery of all the wonders that New Zealand has to offer. Travel safely, and thank you for choosing ANZCRO for your journey.

EXPERIENCE

For over 20 years we have worked tirelessly to provide exceptional New Zealand holiday experiences.

DESTINATION EXPERTS

Highly specialised consultants with in-depth New Zealand knowledge. Our vast knowledge and deep understanding of the destination is unparalleled.

ASSISTANCE ON THE GROUND

Assistance and support through our local New Zealand office.

COMMITMENT & ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Our expert team go the extra mile to plan and deliver fantastic holidays.

COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF TRAVEL PRODUCT

ANZCRO has access to thousands of New Zealand travel products, from city accommodation and sightseeing to regional tours and experiences.

ACCREDITED TRAVEL WHOLESALER

We are a member of the Tourism Export Council of New Zealand, Tourism Industry Aotearoa and Qualmark.

PEFC is dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management. It is the world’s leading forest certification system and the certification system of choice for small- and family forest owners.

NORTH ISLAND DRIVING DISTANCE MAP

DISCOVER THE DIVERSE ATTRACTIONS AND STUNNING LANDSCAPES OF NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand offers an extensive variety of memorable experiences! Manmade or natural, the top 10 highlights you hunt on your next holiday are seemingly around every corner in beautiful Aotearoa. It’s the perfect place for an amazing road trip! You can use the pull out itinerary, along with the regional map and travel distance table to start planning your adventure!

TOP 10 NORTH ISLAND MUST SEE & DO

Cruise amongst the 144 islands of the Bay of Islands

Dive or snorkel around the highly acclaimed Poor Knight Islands

Visit Northland, home of the last remaining stands of giant kauri trees

Experience the glowworm and limestone caves of Waitomo

Adventure, beach lifestyle, or a bit of indulgence; the Bay of Plenty has it all

Walk amongst the hissing vents of a live marine volcano on White Island

Jet boat to the base of the mighty Huka Falls, Taupō

Immerse yourself in the geothermal activity of Rotorua

Visit Napier, the Art Deco capital of the world

If you only visit one museum in your life, make it Te Papa in Wellington

Driving Distances

North Island

Auckland km hrs 499 Gisborne km 7.10 hrs 127 394 Hamilton km 1.55 5.40 hrs 320 819 446 Kaitaia km 4.35 11.40 6.20 hrs 423 216 296 748 Napier km 6.00 3.25 4.15 10.40 hrs 357 585 231 683 412 New Plymouth 5.05 8.20 3.20 9.50 6.15 hrs 528 394 401 853 178 234 7.40 5.35 5.45 12.15 2.40 3.30 241 745 368 109 664 597 3.15 10.30 5.15 1.40 9.25 8.30 234 287 107 554 225 299 3.35 4.05 1.40 7.55 3.10 4.15 280 332 153 598 143 296 4.05 4.45 2.10 8.35 2.05 4.15 206 298 107 525 299 308 2.45 4.15 1.30 7.30 4.15 4.25 115 413 107 440 347 339 1.45 5.50 1.45 6.10 5.00 4.50 200 437 75 526 307 183 3.10 7.30 1.15 9.00 5.05 3.30 456 98 328 781 118 529 6.25 1.25 5.30 11.40 1.45 10.00 454 468 327 777 252 164 6.30 6.40 4.45 11.05 3.35 2.10 660 538 533 978 323 355 9.25 7.45 7.35 14.00 4.35 5.10 170 664 297 155 586 522 2.20 9.35 4.10 2.15 8.20 7.25 10.00 1.15 5.45 6.20 5.15 4.00 6.00 8.40 8.45 11.45 hrs Auckland Wellington Whanganui New Plymouth Te Kuiti Hamilton Tauranga Napier Whangarei Warkworth Dargaville Paihia Kaitaia Cape Reinga 1162:00 87 1:20 0:5567 2:00163 Taihape Bulls Woodville Masterton Whitianga Thames Pokeno Paeroa Tirau Hawera Ohakune Turangi Waiouru Levin Waipukurau Wairoa Gisborne Hicks Bay Opotiki 23 0:20 58 0:55 103 1:30 66 1:00 51 0:35 76 0:55 0:4555 97 1:36 103 1:45 27 0:25 751:00 58 0:45 650:55 100 1:15 88 1:20 99 1:20 1:0083 85 1:05 58 0:50 4:40225 82 0:55 2:15143 180 3:00 147 2:30 981:25 118 1:45 2:30143 520:40 63 0:45 1:0065 83 1:15 1642:35 79 1:05 78 1:00 27 0:20 29 0:25 1051:30 861:05 700:55 811:00 0:2530 0:3544 1:1590 74 0:55 1:20104 27 0:25 500:40 821:00 1011:30 931:10 56 0:40 Bay of Islands Bay of Plenty Hawke’s Bay Waitomo Caves 166 2:30 Taumarunui Rotorua Whakatāne Taupo Palmerston North 1 2 3 3 5 6 8 7 4 9 10
DRIVING DISTANCE MAP The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars
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SOUTH ISLAND DRIVING DISTANCE MAP

TOP 10 SOUTH ISLAND MUST SEE & DO

Sample the local wines and green-lipped mussels of the Marlborough region

Swim with the world’s rarest dolphins at Kaikōura

Traverse the Southern Alps aboard the TranzAlpine train

Experience Fox or Franz Josef Glacier to its fullest with a heli-hike

Get up close to the constantly carving icebergs of Tasman Glacier

Step out of your comfort zone in Queenstown with a bungy jump

Explore the Dart River by Funyak

Walk the world- famous Milford or Routeburn Tracks

the majestic Milford Sound

hrs 3.55 1.50 11.05 12.05 2.55 5.40 4.05 2.05 6.40 4.05 3.55 6.04 10.40 Westport km 558 830 664 288 226 664 951 869 437 105 277 695 333 265 hrs 8.00 11.50 9.30 4.05 3.15 9.30 13.35 12.25 6.15 1.25 3.55 9.55 4.45 3.45 Cape Farewell Takaka Motueka Nelson Picton Murchison Karamea Westport Hanmer Springs Kaikōura Springs Junction Waipara Greymouth Kumara Hokitika Franz Josef Haast Twizel Mount Hutt Methven Ashburton Akaroa Christchurch Tekapo Timaru Oamaru Omarama Cromwell Alexandra Wanaka Milford Sound Te Anau Lumsden Gore Invercargill Milton Dunedin 49 0:30 841:10 51 0:45 116 1:35 28 0:25 129 1:45 162 2:10 129 1:55 881:06 101 1:35 881:15 85 1:10 45 0:40 79 1:05 91 1:20 141 2:00 1031:35 18 0:15 250:20 3:30235 76 0:55 48 0:30 0:0914 54 0:45 29 0:18 871:00 1452:10 148 2:15 145 2:30 52 0:35 47 0:30 39 0:25 1:15104 139 1:45 760:55 83 1:15 1291:45 86 1:05 1:25118 112 1:20 107 1:05 711:30 50 0:50 61 0:40 0:2533 1:40134 115 1:30 57 0:45 250:25 69 0:55 77 0:55 107 1:20 0:4562 620:45 80 1:00 172 2:20 121 2:05 Fox Glacier Stewart Island Reefton Punakaiki Queenstown Doubtful Sound Blenheim Aoraki Mount Cook Balclutha 6 7 5 4 3 2 1 8 9 10
The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars DRIVING DISTANCE MAP Driving Distances South Island
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Overnight on Doubtful Sound 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

TIAKI PROMISE

Tiaki means to care for people and place. The tiaki promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now and for future generations. New Zealand is precious, and everyone who lives and travels here has a responsibility to look after it. By following the tiaki promise, you are making a commitment to New Zealand. To act as a guardian, protecting and preserving our home. Nau mai, haere mai ki aotearoa, Welcome to new zealand. tiakinewzealand.com | #tiakipromise

MEANS TO CARE FOR PEOPLE

PLACE. THE TIAKI PROMISE IS A COMMITMENT TO CARE FOR NEW ZEALAND, NOW AND FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.

ZEALAND IS PRECIOUS, AND EVERYONE WHO LIVES AND TRAVELS HERE RESPONSIBILITY TO LOOK AFTER IT.

FOLLOWING THE TIAKI PROMISE, ARE MAKING A COMMITMENT TO ZEALAND. TO ACT AS A GUARDIAN, PROTECTING AND PRESERVING OUR HOME.

MAI, HAERE MAI KI AOTEAROA, WELCOME TO NEW ZEALAND.

TIAKINEWZEALAND.COM | #TIAKIPROMISE

TIAKI PROMISE

WHILE TRAVELLING IN NEW ZEALAND I WILL CARE FOR LAND, SEA AND NATURE, TREADING LIGHTLY AND LEAVING NO TRACE

TRAVEL SAFELY, SHOWING CARE AND CONSIDERATION FOR ALL RESPECT CULTURE, TRAVELLING WITH AN OPEN HEART AND MIND

GENERAL INFORMATION The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 01 Apr 24 Easter Monday 25 Apr 24 Anzac Day 03 Jun 24 Kings Birthday 28 Jun 24 Matariki 28 Oct 24 Labour Day 25 Dec 24 Christmas Day 26 Dec 24 Boxing Day 31 Dec 24 New Years Eve 1-2 Jan 25 New Years Day 06 Feb 25 Waitangi Day 18 Apr 25 Good Friday 21 Apr 25 Easter Monday 25 Apr 25 Anzac Day
HOW TO CARE FOR NEW ZEALAND
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Star ratings are approx. only and intended to help you gauge the level and type most suited to your needs. Wherever possible we have used the New Zealand official Qualmark rating, which means properties have undergone a rigorous, independent assessment. As not all properties are Qualmark rated, we have tried to estimate an approx. star rating for the remainder.

We stress that this is a guide only.

We do not take any responsibility for a change in standards. It is also important that you recognise the difference between styles of accommodation eg. 5-star motels will not have the same level of services or facilities as 5-star hotels. Some properties have a range of styles making them difficult to categorise.

ANZCRO GROUPS ACCOMMODATION RATINGS

Category Description

Hotel Generally has a licensed bar and restaurant or chargeback arrangements. Rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, and usually a fridge. Some also include self-contained apartments. On-site management.

Self-Contained & Serviced Encompassing a broad range including motels, motor inns, motor lodges, motel apartments, serviced apartments, and serviced holiday cottages. Frequently with cooking facilities.

Guest & Hosted

Boutique/ Luxury

Includes Bed & Breakfast, farmstays, homestays, guest houses, boutique lodges. Character accommodation with an emphasis on personal interaction between the guest and the host.

Can overlap with Guest & Hosted. Small and exclusive offering the finest of food, wine and facilities, often in remote or spectacular locations.

Star Ratings Comfortable, moderate rating:

Exceptionally wellappointed establishment:

Superior standards and extensive range of services:

ARE YOU PLANNING A GROUP HOLIDAY TO NEW ZEALAND?

Our Group Specialist Team has many years of experience customising itineraries and co-ordinating travel arrangements for groups of all sizes!

Are you planning a Special Occasion or Multi-Generational Family Celebration?

A Milestone Birthday or Anniversary?

Perhaps a SKI experience or Winter Break for your Sports Team or School?

Do you need help with Pre and/or Post Conference/Incentive travel arrangements?

Do you have a Special Interest trip in mind? (Wine & Food, Cycling, Gym Group Travel)

Whatever the reason, New Zealand is the perfect destination for any Group Event. Let our experts design your next itinerary, from one day, to endless days.

Contact ANZCRO groups at E: groups@anzcro.com.au or Phone 1300 88 55 23

Super Shuttle’s airport transfer service operates 24 hours a day and is New Zealand’s leading airport ground transportation system. They provide a personable and reliable door to door transfer service that is convenient and very cost effective. The fleet of 11-seater mini coaches are all equipped with luggage trailers that can accommodate full international sized luggage requirements. Super Shuttle is also delighted to offer Platinum (by SuperShuttle). – A business class chauffeured service, available nationwide. The Platinum (by SuperShuttle) luxury sedan or mini coach service includes ‘meet and greet’ services for all airport pick ups and transfers.

The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars GENERAL INFORMATION
Airport to Central City v.v. One way Service Shuttle Transfer Per Person Mini coach Exclusive charter incl. Meet and Greet Up to 11 people Auckland $47 $243 Hamilton - $162 Rotorua - $142 Hastings - $189 Napier - $128 Wellington $40 $162 Christchurch $40 $162 Dunedin $47 $236 Queenstown $40 $169 Valid till Sep 25
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These sample itineraries represent some popular touring routes. ANZCRO, as the itinerary planning experts, are happy to tailor-make one to fit your holiday plans. See the back for a tear-out map with itinerary planner.

ITINERARY
Auckland Rotorua Wellington Bay of Islands Coromandel Peninsula Napier Taupō Hobbiton Auckland Rotorua Wellington Whitianga Napier Waitomo Caves Bay of Islands Auckland Rotorua Wellington Whitianga Napier Waitomo Caves Paiha Day 1 Arrive Auckland Day 2 At Auckland Day 3 Auckland to Rotorua via Hobbiton 249 km (3 hrs 15 mins) Day 4 At Rotorua Day 5 Rotorua to Napier 219 km (2 hrs 50 mins) Day 6 At Napier Day 7 Napier to Wellington 327 km (4 hrs 30 mins) Day 8 Day at Wellington Day 9 Depart Wellington Includes ▪ 9 Days Compact Car rental with Ezi Rent^ ▪ 8 Nights Hotel/Motel Accommodation Wine on Waiheke ▪ Hobbiton Set Tour & Lunch Secret Spot Hot Tubs Christchurch Dunedin Kaikōura Nelson Stewart Island Mt Cook Picton Te Anau Queenstown Doubtful Sound Ophir Day 1 Arrive at Paihia Day 2 Hole in the Rock Cruise Day 3 Cape Reinga Day Trip Day 4 Depart Paihia Includes 3 nights Hotel/Motel accommodation ▪ Hole in the Rock Cruise ▪ Cape Reinga Day Trip Day 1 Arrive Te Anau Day 2 At Te Anau Day 3 Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise Day 4 Depart Te Anau Includes 3 nights Hotel/Motel accommodation Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise Glowworm Caves Tour ▪ Champagne Cruise* 11 DAYS NORTH ISLAND BAYS AND BEACHES 9 DAYS NORTH ISLAND FOOD AND WINE $622 * FROM pp $1,119 * FROM pp $2,179 * FROM pp $2,406 * FROM pp 4 DAYS OF SUMMER IN THE BAY 4 DAYS FIORDLAND SPECTACULAR ITINERARY PLANNING The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars Odyssey Wine Tour ▪ Craft brewery half-day tour Day 1 Arrive Auckland Day 2 Auckland to Bay of Islands via East Coast 227 km (3 hrs 15 mins) Day 3 At Bay of Islands Day 4 At Bay of Islands Day 5 Bay of Islands to Auckland via West Coast 350 km (5 hrs) Day 6 Auckland to Waitomo 195km (2 hrs 30 mins) Day 7 Waitomo to Whitianga 241km (3 hrs 30 mins) Day 8 At Whitianga Day 9 At Whitianga Day 10 Whitianga to Auckland 211km (3 hrs15 mins) Day 11 Depart Auckland Includes ▪ 11 Days Compact Car rental with Go rentals^ ▪ 10 Nights Hotel/Motel Accommodation Cape Regina Day Trip ▪ Waitomo Caves Hobbiton Movie Set ▪ Glass Bottom Boat Cruise *Cruise does not opperate Apr-Sep
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PLANNING
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Mt Cook

Nelson

Picton

Day 1 Arrive Dunedin

Day 2 Dunedin to Ophir

Day 3 At Ophir

Day 4 Ophir to Wanaka

Day 5 At Wanaka

Day 6 Wanaka to Queenstown

Day 7 At Queenstown

Day 8 Depart Queenstown

Includes

Nelson

Picton

Day 1 Arrive at Christchurch

Day 2 Christchurch to Lake Tekapo 228 km (3 hrs)

Day 3 Day in Lake Tekapo

Day 4 Lake Tekapo to Mt Cook 105km (1 hr 15 mins)

Day 5 At Mt Cook

Day 6 Mt Cook to Wanaka 209 km (2 hrs 30 mins)

Day 7 At Wanaka

Queenstown Wanaka Ophir

Te Anau

Stewart Island

Dunedin Kaikōura

Christchurch

▪ 8 Days Compact Car rental with Europcar^

▪ 7 nights Hotel/Boutique accommodation

▪ 1 Day Wonder Otago Central Rail Trail

Ruby Island Cruise & Photo Walk

Outdoor Onsen Experience

Gibbston Valley Private Prestige Tour incld

2 Course Lunch and wine matching

Te Anau

Mt Cook

Day 1 Arrive at Christchurch

Day 2 At Chrischchurch

Day 3 Christchurch to Hanmer Springs 133 km (1 hr 50 mins)

Day 4 Hanmer Springs to Kaikōura 131 km (2 hrs)

Glaciers

Milford Sound

Te Anau

Picton Hanmer Springs

Mt Cook

Queenstown Kaikōura Punakaiki

Dunedin

Stewart Island

Christchurch

Day 5 At Kaikōura

Day 6 Kaikōura to Nelson 243 km (3 hrs 30 mins)

Day 7 Day trip - Abel Tasman National Park

Day 8 Nelson to Punakaiki 265 km (3 hrs 45mins)

Day 9 Punakaiki to Greymouth and then to Christchurch (train) 288 km (5 hrs)

Day 10 Depart Christchurch

Includes

▪ 9 Days Compact Car rental with Budget^

▪ 9 nights Hotel/Motel Accommodation

Tranzalpine

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pool Entry

Kaikoura Whale watch

▪ Abel Tasman Cruise & Walk

Lake Tekapo

Wanaka

Queenstown

Dunedin Kaikōura

Christchurch

Day 8 Wanaka to Queenstown 62 km (1 hr)

Day 9 Depart Christchurch or extend stay in Queenstown

Includes

9 Days Compact Car rental with Go Rentals^

8 nights Hotel/Motel Accommodation

Stewart Island

Day 1 Arrive Auckland

Day 2 Auckland to Bay of Islands via East Coast 230 km (3 hrs 20 mins)

Day 3 At Bay of Islands

Day 4 Bay of Islands to Auckland via West Coast 350 km (5 hrs)

Day 5 Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo 330 km (4 hrs 20 mins)

Day 6 At Rotorua

Day 7 Rotorua to Napier 220 km (2 hrs 40 mins)

Day 8 Napier to Wellington 320 km (4 hrs)

Day 9 At Wellington

Day 10 Wellington to Picton (ferry) to Blenheim

Day 11 Blenheim to Christchurch 340 km (4 hrs 30 mins)

Day 12 Christchurch to Franz Josef Glacier 380 km (5 hrs)

Day 13 At Franz Josef Glacier

Day 14 Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown 350 km (4 hrs 30mins)

Day 15 At Queenstown

Glaciers

Milford Sound

Te Anau

Auckland

Nelson

Greymouth

Queenstown

Dunedin

Invercargill

Bay of Islands

Coromandel Peninsula

Whakatane Rotorua

Picton

Christchurch

Stewart Island Aoraki Mt Cook Taupō

Wellington

Gisborne Napier

Includes ▪ 22 Days Compact Car rental with GoRentals ^ ▪ 21 nights hotel/motel accommodation

Day 16 Queenstown to Te Anau 175 km (2 hrs)

Day 17 Milford Sound day trip 240 km (4 hrs return)

Day 18 Te Anau to Dunedin 285 km (3 hrs 30 mins)

Day 19 At Dunedin

Day 20 Dunedin to Aoraki Mt Cook 320 km (4 hrs)

Day 21 Aoroki Mt Cook to Christchurch 330 km (4 hrs)

Day 22 Depart Christchurch

Half Day Hole in the Rock Cruise

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour ex The Shires Rest

Hells Gate Geothermal Walk

▪ Interislander Ferry Journey from Wellington to Picton

▪ Shotover Jetboat

Milford Sound Cruise with Lunch ex Milford

Entry to Larnach Castle & Gardens

^Car hire conditions apply. Please enquire for details. The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars ITINERARY PLANNING
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▪ Dark Sky Star Gazing ▪ Tekapo Springs Hot Pools ▪ Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre Explorer Pass Nature Cruise and Island Walk 22 DAYS BOTH ISLANDS Includes 10 Days Compact Car rental with Budget^ ▪ 10 nights Hotel/Motel Accommodation Shotover Jet Boat Ride ▪ One Way Tranzalpine train Journey
1 Arrive Christchurch
2 Christchurch to Greymouth (train) to Franz Josef (4 hrs 50 mins on train, and then 173kms 2 hrs 20 mins drive) At Franz Josef Franz Josef to Queenstown 350 km (5 hrs) At Queenstown Queenstown to Te Anau 172 km (2 hrs 10 mins) Day to Milford Sound 240 km (4 hrs return) Te Anau to Dunedin 289 km (3 hrs 30 mins) At Dunedin Dunedin to Christchurch 361 km (4 hrs 50 mins) Depart Christchurch Christchurch Dunedin Picton Kaikoura Greymouth Franz Josef Glacier Nelson Milford Sound Stewart Island Invercargill Aoraki Mt Cook Te Anau 11 DAYS CENTRAL SOUTH ISLAND $2,783 * FROM pp $4,380 * FROM pp $2,152 * FROM pp $2,272 * FROM pp $1,892 * FROM pp 10 DAYS TOP OF THE SOUTH 8 DAYS OFF THE BEATEN TRACK 9 DAYS SOUTHERN ALPINE EXPLORER Milford Sound Nature Cruise (ex Milford) incl. lunch ▪ Larnach Castle and gardens entrance Monarch Wildlife Cruise ▪ Rail/Airport Transfers
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CAR RENTALS The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars Conditions & General Information Rates: Determined by date of pick up for entire hire. A rental consists of 24hrs. Driver’s Age: Min 21yrs old and over – young driver age surcharge applies for drivers 21-24 years of age of NZ $20.70 per day. A minimum age of 25 is required for the hire of GDAR, FFAR, JDAR, JFAR, PDAR, PFAR, PVAR, XVAR vehicles. Drivers Licence: A valid full English licence, held for at least one year must be presented at commencement of hire. It must be written in English or accompanied by a current International Driver’s permit. Rates Include: Unlimited kilometres, Third Party Cover, Airport Fee, Damage Liability and Additional Driver. Insurance Excess: A bond of NZ$4,650.00 incl GST is payable on vehicle collection (credit card imprint). Insurance Excess Reduction: Reduced to NZ$1275.00 incl GST by paying a nonrefundable NZ$45.00 incl GST per day or to NIL by paying a non-refundable NZ$55.00 incl GST per day. Security Bond: NZ$200 Pre-Authorisation will be held on accepted Credit Cards This deposit is to be paid by any internationally recognised credit cards and a fee of 2.185% will apply to credit card payments. NO CASH DEPOSIT IS ACCEPTED. Airport Fee/Ferry Fee: A fee of NZ$51.75 including GST applies to vehicle collected from airport. Collection of a vehicle at Picton or Wellington Ferry terminals will incur a fee of $34.50 payable direct. LATE PICK UP FEES: Late Pick up fee applies to call car types and is applicable between 7pm & 7am NZ$40.25 (subject to remote depot hours). Extras: Baby & Child seats NZ$14.95 per day incl GST, max Charge of NZ$74.75. GPS Navigation Unit: NZ$13.80 incl GST per day, max Charge of NZ$138.00. Available at selected locations and a deposit is required. Ski Racks/Snow Chains: NZ$14.38 per day incl GST, max Charge of NZ$103.50 IMPORTANT NOTE: Self drive motorists travelling the Milford Road between June and November are required by New Zealand law to carry appropriate chains for their vehicles. Europcar do not guarantee a specific model within the class range, Rental conditions are subject to change. INCLUSIVE RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Compact SUV, Electric, Auto, 4 door, seats 5, Air Conditioning, USB, Bluetooth, Luggage: 2 Standard Fullsize SUV, Auto, 4 door, seats 5 + 2, Air Conditioning, USB, Bluetooth, Luggage: 4 Standard Compact SUV, Auto, 4 door, seats 5, Air Conditioning, USB, Bluetooth, Luggage: 2 Standard Compact, Auto, 4 door, 1.5litre, seats 5, Air Conditioning, USB, Bluetooth, Luggage: 2 Standard CDAR - Suzuki Swift RS or similar SFBD - Ford Ranger XLT or similar FFAR - Kia Sorento or similar CFAE - Hyundai Kona EV Series II or similar CFAR - Kia Stonic LX or similar Days & Rates 3 - 6 7 - 13 14 - 20 21+ 01 Apr 24 - 22 Apr 24 & 29 Jun 24 - 14 Jul 24 $138 $120 $113 $107 23 Apr 24 - 28 Jun 24 & 15 Jul 24 - 31 Oct 24 $111 $98 $87 $82 01 Nov 24 - 20 Dec 24 $138 $120 $113 $107 21 Dec 24 - 28 Feb 25 $155 $133 $127 $120 01 Mar 25 - 31 Mar 25 $138 $120 $113 $107 Days & Rates 3 - 6 7 - 13 14 - 20 21+ 01 Apr 24 - 22 Apr 24 & 29 Jun - 14 Jul $194 $169 $162 $151 23 Apr 24 - 28 Jun 24 & 15 Jul 24 - 31 Oct 24 $161 $135 $129 $126 01 Nov 24 - 20 Dec 24 $194 $169 $162 $151 21 Dec 24 - 28 Feb 25 $218 $190 $184 $169 01 Mar 25 - 31 Mar 25 $194 $169 $162 $151 Days & Rates 3 - 6 7 - 13 14 - 20 21+ 01 Apr 24 - 22 Apr 24 & 29 Jun - 14 Jul $154 $135 $127 $120 23 Apr 24 - 28 Jun 24 & 15 Jul 24 - 31 Oct 24 $122 $110 $100 $94 01 Nov 24 - 20 Dec 24 $154 $135 $127 $120 21 Dec 24 - 28 Feb 25 $169 $150 $139 $132 01 Mar 25 - 31 Mar 25 $154 $135 $127 $120 Days & Rates 3 - 6 7 - 13 14 - 20 21+ 01 Apr 24 - 22 Apr 24 & 29 Jun - 14 Jul $192 $167 $161 $149 23 Apr 24 - 28 Jun 24 & 15 Jul 24 - 31 Oct 24 $159 $134 $127 $124 01 Nov 24 - 20 Dec 24 $192 $167 $161 $149 21 Dec 24 - 28 Feb 25 $217 $189 $182 $167 01 Mar 25 - 31 Mar 25 $192 $167 $161 $149 Days & Rates 3 - 6 7 - 13 14 - 20 21+ 01 Apr 24 - 22 Apr 24 & 29 Jun - 14 Jul $149 $130 $121 $115 23 Apr 24 - 28 Jun 24 & 15 Jul 24 - 31 Oct 24 $119 $108 $97 $90 01 Nov 24 - 20 Dec 24 $149 $130 $121 $115 21 Dec 24 - 28 Feb 25 $167 $147 $135 $129 01 Mar 25 - 31 Mar 25 $149 $130 $121 $115 Standard 4WD, Auto, 4 door, seats 5, Diesel, Air Conditioning, USB, Bluetooth, Luggage: 4 Standard Wellington Auckland Christchurch Hamilton Blenheim Napier Palmerston North New Plymouth Nelson Hokitika Invercargill Queenstown Dunedin Picton Greymouth Rotorua Tauranga
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(LDW): Purchase of LDW cover reduces the excess down to the following: Groups B2, D, E, F, G, J2 & J: NZ$30 per day incl GST will reduce the excess down to NZ$1,500 incl GST. Groups H, K, L, M, U4, V & X: NZ$36 per day incl GST will reduce the excess down to NZ$2,500. These daily amounts are nonrefundable.

Recognised world wide, there is no better way to discover New Zealand than with Hertz. Offering premium rental cars at competitive prices combined with 24 hour assistance and friendly staff who are only too pleased to answer any of your queries and share their local knowledge.

Maximum Damage Waiver (MDW) : Purchase of MDWcover reduces the excess down to NIL for all categories. Groups B, D, G, I, F2 & J: NZ$45 per day incl GST. Groups H, K, M, J2 & X: NZ$55 per day incl GST. These daily amounts are non-refundable

Security Bond: Min. NZ$200 incl GST plus any fees.

Location Surcharges: Gisborne Airport & Kerikeri Airport- NZ$40, Kawerau Downtown - NZ$60, Wanganui Downtown - NZ$30, Whakatane Airport/ Downtown - NZ$25 paid directly

Branch Hours: Hertz will meet all arrival flights (go to service counter on arrival).

One Way Rentals: One Way Fees are not included in the rates and are permitted at most locations subject to restrictions, conditions, administration fees & taxes. All one way fees are payable direct to the Hertz location at time of pick up of your rental. It is not possible to prepay these fees. One way fees will be advised at time of quotation/booking. Two Island Hires: For rentals starting on one island and ending on the other, two separate bookings will be required. Please be aware that a fee will be charged if the vehicle is not returned to the same island it was rented from. Hertz will assess a fee based on the actual cost of relocating the vehicle, up to a maximum of NZD$1,000, plus GST.

The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars CAR RENTALS
Eclipse or similar Toyota Rav4 or similar Toyota Highlander Wagon or similar Toyota Prado or similar Kia Carnival Minibus or similar Group D CDAV Compact Auto, sedan/hatch, 1.8 litre, Air Conditioning, Seats 4, Luggage: 1 large Group H PWAV AWD Premium Wagon Auto 4.0 litre Air Conditioning, Seats 5, Luggage: 4 large, 2 small Group J IFAR Intermediate AWD, 2.4 litre. Auto, Air Conditioning, Seats 5, Luggage: 2 large, 2 small Group G CFAR Compact 2WD SUV, Auto, Air Conditioning, Seats 5, Luggage: 2 large, 2 small Group K SVAR Luxury Minibus, 2.4 litre, Air Conditioning, Seats 8, Luggage: 2 large, 2 small Conditions & General Information Rates: Determined by date of pick up for entire hire. A rental day consists of 24 hrs. Driver’s Age: Min age is 18 years. Driver’s Licence: Must hold a valid full English licence, held for at least one year must be presented at commencement of hire. It must be written in English or accompanied by a current International Driver’s Permit. Rates Include: Unlimited kms, Additional Driver Surcharge, Young Renter Surcharge, Location Fee; Airport Surcharges; Admin. Fee, Vehicle Registration Recovery Fee, 24hr Breakdown Roadside Assistance and GST. Loss Damage Liability (LDL): Each rental is subject to LDL which may be reduced by purchasing an Accident Excess Reduction or MAX cover package. Groups B2, D, E, E2, F, F2, G, I, J2 & J: NZ$5,900 incl GST. Groups H, K, L, M, U4, V & X: NZ$6,900 incl GST. Loss Damage Waiver
Mitsubishi
Credit Card Surcharge: 2.53% + GST for all amounts transacted on a credit card. Extras (Per rental not per island): Infant/Child Booster seat: NZ$15 per day (+ security deposit). Ski Racks: NZ$17.25 per day. Rates incl GST. Groups B2, J, M and K cannot be fitted with ski racks. Hertz do not guarantee a specific model within the class range. Rental conditions subject to change. ADE / AER / Accident Excess are subject to change. Inclusive rates available on request. Pricing is correct at the time of submission but is subject to change without notice due to being dynamically priced. Group M PFBR Premium 4WD, 3 litre, Auto, Air Conditioning, Seats 5, Luggage: 4 large, 2 small Toyota Yaris or similar Group B2 EDAV Economy, Auto 1.3 litre, 5 door Air Conditioning, Seats 4 Luggage: 1 large Days & Rates 4-6 7-13 Low $169 $162 High $241 $211 Days & Rates 4-6 7-13 Low $172 $165 High $246 $215 Days & Rates 4-6 7-13 Low $304 $291 High $358 $280 Days & Rates 4-6 7-13 Low $184 $177 High $261 $197 Days & Rates 4-6 7-13 Low $335 $320 High $393 $308 Days & Rates 4-6 7-13 Low $252 $200 High $272 $259 Days & Rates 4-6 7-13 Low $288 $287 High $432 $425 Auckland Wellington Christchurch Dunedin Queenstown Picton Nelson Greymouth Hamilton Rotorua Napier Palmerston North Invercargill Kerikeri Whangarei Tauranga Taupo Blenheim New Plymouth Gisborne 11
Corolla Hybrid or similar
Toyota

Budget New Zealand has more than 40 convenient Budget locations, so you can be on the road to a great adventure in no time. With a complete range of the latest, high specification cars, we have the right type of vehicle for any need. We have the reliability and efficiency to ensure you enjoy the perfect way to experience New Zealand.

Security/Fuel Bond: A minimum of NZ$100 bond will be charged plus total value of any optional extras elected.

Airport/Ferry Fee: NZ$47 + GST for all hires commencing or terminating at all airport and ferry locations. This is paid direct and charged once. A late fee of NZ$50 + GST applies for ferry pickups after 6.30pm.

Branch Hours: Average 7am-7pm daily. Budget will meet all arrival flights (go to service counter on arrival).

Minimum Hire/One Way Rentals: Standard Vehicles have a minimum hire requirement of 3 days including local hires (same city return) and one way’s High Demand and Specialty Vehicles

Specialty vehicles: $250 for same island rentals 3-6 days, $0 for 7 days + Dual island one way hires: minimum 7 days

Specialty Vehicles collected from any Regional Locations have a minimum hire requirement of 7 days, applies to both local hires (same city return) and one-way’s.

All one way rentals with a total duration of less then 7 days are subject to a One Way Fee of NZ$150 + GST for Standard & High Demand Vehicles & NZ$250 + GST for

CAR RENTALS The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars Conditions & General Information Rates: Determined by date of pick up for entire hire. A rental day consists of 24 hours. Driver’s Age: Min. 21 years, no max age. Driver’s Licence: A valid full English licence is the min. requirement, and it 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 government approved translation document. Rates Include: Unlimited kms, Basic Insurance (subject to excess), 24hr Emergency roadside service (for mechanicak fault only) and GST. Insurance Excess: Standard Vehicles (C, D & G): Clients are responsible for the first NZ$3,500 + GST of any claim. High Demand/Specialty Vehicles (F, P, Z, K, W and V): Clients are responsible for the first NZ$4,250 + GST of any claim. Budget will accept Debit cards with Credit Card facilities (visa and mastercard). Card must be in the renters name, and must be physical cards only - virtual cards / ApplePay etc not accepted. Cash is not an option for the bond payment. Insurance Excess Reduction: Standard Vehicles (C, D & G): NZ$29 + GST per day to reduce the excess to NZ$550 +
Demand/Specialty Vehicles
W and V): NZ$31 + GST per day to reduce the excess to NZ$750
GST. High
(F, P, Z,
+ GST.
collected from main centres (nonRegional Locations) have a minimum hire requirement of 5 days for local hires (same city return) and one-way’s. 7 day minimum hire required for dual island Standard vehicles: $150 same island for rentals 3-6 days, $0 for 7 days +
Specialty Vehicle Groups. Credit Card Surcharge: 2-3% for all amounts transacted on a credit card. Extras (per island): Baby and Booster seats (no capsules): NZ$17 + GST per day. Max charge NZ$65 + GST. Roadside Assistance Package: Roadside Assistance Package can be purchased for NZ$6 + GST per day. Roadside Assistance Package covers: Out of fuel (Up to NZ$10 fuel delivery), Key replacement for lost keys/lockouts, Flat Tyre Assistance, Tyre Replacement (just the tire – the rubber) excludes spare wheel/ wheel cover/hub cap & Flat Battery. Ski Racks, Snow Board Racks and Snow Chains (Only for groups P, F & W): Can be hired for $12.50 + GST per day. These must be requested at time of booking. Christchurch and Queenstown locations only. #GDAR cannot be fitted with a ski rack and snow chains. Budget do not guarantee a specific model within the class range. Rental conditions are subject to change. INCLUSIVE RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST Hyundai Santa Fe or similar Toyota Corolla or similar Mazda CX-5 or similar Toyota Prado or similar Auckland Wellington Christchurch Dunedin Queenstown Picton Nelson Greymouth Hamilton Rotorua Napier Palmerston North Invercargill Keri Keri New Plymouth Whangarei D/CCAH Hybrid Compact Hatch or Sedan Air Conditioning Seats 5 Luggage: 1 large, 1 small P/IFAR 5 Door SUV Air Conditioning, Seats 5 Luggage: 3 small, 2 large F/FFAR Automatic, Full Size SUV, Air Conditioning, Seats 7 (reduced luggage capacity) Luggage:3 large, 3 small based on 5 seat usage W/PFBR Premium 4WD Petrol/Diesel 4x4 wheel base, Air Conditioning, Seats 7 ( reduced luggage capacity) Luggage: 3 small, 3 large based on 5 seat usage Hyundai i30 or similar Days & Rates 3-6 7-13 14+ Low $114 $108 $100 High $136 $111 $102 Days & Rates 3-6 7-13 14+ Low $142 $135 $128 High $171 $135 $128 Days & Rates 3-6 7-13 14+ Low $119 $114 $105 High $142 $121 $117 Days & Rates 3-6 7-13 14+ Low $257 $202 $187 High $302 $202 $187 Days & Rates 3-6 7-13 14+ Low $186 $166 $158 High $223 $166 $159 C/CCAR Gasoline Compact Hatch or Sedan, Air Conditioning Seats 5 Luggage: 1 large, 1 small
FREE OF CHARGE SKI RACKS & CHAINS* MUST BE PREBOOKED. BLACKOUT DATES APPLY* Pricing is correct at the time of submission but is subject to change without notice due to being dynamically priced. 12

Car rental has never been easier, with 24 branches across New Zealand, we ensure pick-ups are quick and easy. Our fleet, ranging from compact cars to SUVs and utes, cater to all your travel needs. Our  local teams are ready to assist with all car hire aspects, including providing child seats, ski racks and travel tips.Experience enjoyable, reliable and hassle-free car rental every time with Ezi.

The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars CAR RENTALS PFDR 5 Door SUV 5 or 7 Passengers 4 Large Suitcases Air Conditioning 2.5 Litr Automatic Petrol PVAR 5 Door Minivan 8 Passengers 4 Large Suitcases Air Conditioning 2.2 Litr Automatic Diesel PFAR 5 Door SUV up to 7 Passengers 4 Large Suitcases Air Conditioning 2.4 Litr Automatic Diesel IDAH 5 Door SUV 5 Passengers 2 Large Suitcases Air Conditioning 1.5 Litr Automatic Petrol/Hybrid Ford Escape Hybrid 2WD or similar Ford Ranger Ute 4WD or similar Kia Carnival or Similar Mitsubishi Outlander 4WD or Similar Toyota Prado 4WD or similar Days & Rates 3 - 6 7 - 13 14 - 20 21+ 01 Apr 24 - 31 Oct 24 $142 $101 $88 $72 01 Nov 24 - 15 Dec 24 $150 $109 $96 $72 16 Dec 24 - 04 Jan 25 $168 $127 $114 $98 05 Jan 25 - 05 Feb 25 $150 $109 $96 $72 06 Feb 25 - 31 Mar 25 $168 $127 $114 $98 Days & Rates 3 - 6 7 - 13 14 - 20 21+ 01 Apr 24 - 31 Oct 24 $184 $151 $138 $114 01 Nov 24 - 15 Dec 24 $197 $164 $151 $127 16 Dec 24 - 04 Jan 25 $210 $177 $164 $140 05 Jan 25 - 05 Feb 25 $197 $164 $151 $127 06 Feb 25 - 31 Mar 25 $210 $177 $164 $140 UQBR 4 Door Ute 5 Passengers 4 Large Suitcases Air Conditioning 2.4 Litr Automatic Diesel Conditions & General Information Rates: Determined by date of pick up for entire hire. A rental day consists of 24 hours. Driver’s Age: Min. 20 years, no max age. Drivers Licence:A valid full English licence is the min. requirement, and it 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 governmen approved translation document. Rates Include: Unlimited kms, Comprehensive Insurance (subject to excess), 24hrEmergency roadside service and GST. Insurance Excess: Groups EDAH/CDAH/CFAR/IDAH/SDAH/IDAI: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$4,000. Groups FGAR/FFDR/PFDR/PFAR/PVAR/PQBR/ UQBR Clients are responsible for the first NZ$5,000 is payable on pick up (credit card imprint). Glass and tyres are not covered with Ezi Starter insurance. Insurance Excess Reduction: This can be reduced to a NIL excess by upgrading to INCLUSIVE rates (Ezi Ultra). Glass and tyres are not covered with Ezi Starter insurance. This fee includes Personal Accident and Effects cover. Security Bond: A minimum of NZ$400 bond will be charged plus total value of any optional extras elected. Airport Fee/Ferry Fee: Airport Fee: NZ$51.75 + GST for all hires commencing or terminating at all airport locations. This is paid direct and charged once. Ferry Crossing: As Ezi Car Rentals do not have depots at Wellington or Picton Ferry Terminals you must take your car hire on the ferry.(at an additional cost). Branch Hours: Average 7am-7pm daily. will meet all arrival flights (go to service counter on arrival). Minimum Hire/One Way Rentals: Same Island: All hires starting and finishing North-to-North Island or South-to- South Island will be charged a one-way fee of NZ$150 incld GST will apply. This is payable direct. Crossing Islands: All hires starting in one island, and finishing within another, e.g., North-South Island or South-North Island a one-way fee of NZ$250 incld GST will apply. This is payable direct. Credit Card Surcharge: 2-3% for all amounts transacted on a credit card. Extras (per island): BABY/CHILD SEATS:Baby seats (6 months – 3.5 years) and booster seats (3.5 years+) are available to hire for NZ$60 incld GST per rental sector, including GST. SKI Racks, Snow Board Rack : Can be hired for $51.75 + GST per hire. Snow Chains: $3.80 + GST per day. These must be requested at time of booking. Christchurch and Queenstown locations only. Rental conditions are subject to change. INCLUSIVE RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST Days & Rates 3 - 6 7 - 13 14 - 20 21+ 01 Apr 24 - 31 Oct 24 $172 $131 $112 $94 01 Nov 24 - 15 Dec 24 $185 $144 $125 $94 16 Dec 24 - 04 Jan 25 $198 $157 $138 $121 05 Jan 25 - 05 Feb 25 $185 $144 $125 $108 06 Feb 25 - 31 Mar 25 $198 $157 $138 $121 Days & Rates 3 - 6 7 - 13 14 - 20 21+ 01 Apr 24 - 31 Oct 24 $177 $144 $131 $108 01 Nov 24 - 15 Dec 24 $190 $157 $144 $121 16 Dec 24 - 04 Jan 25 $203 $171 $157 $134 05 Jan 25 - 05 Feb 25 $190 $157 $144 $121 06 Feb 25 - 31 Mar 25 $203 $171 $157 $134 Days & Rates 3 - 6 7 - 13 14 - 20 21+ 01 Apr 24 - 31 Oct 24 $203 $171 $157 $123 01 Nov 24 - 15 Dec 24 $216 $184 $171 $136 16 Dec 24 - 04 Jan 25 $230 $197 $184 $150 05 Jan 25 - 05 Feb 25 $216 $184 $171 $136 06 Feb 25 - 31 Mar 25 $230 $197 $184 $150
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There is no better way to discover New Zealand, than with a motorhome holiday. Below are two suggested motorhome itineraries to help you roam free, wake up to a new view every day, and immerse yourself in nature.

We have also included some suggested sightseeing packages which can be added to your motorhome holiday and enhance your experience even more.

22 DAY TWO ISLAND MOTORHOME EXPLORER

Day 1 Arrive Auckland

Day 2 Auckland to Waitomo 195km (2 hrs 25 mins)

Day 3 Waitomo to Rotorua 139km (1hr 50 mins)

Day 4 Day free in Rotorua

Day 5 Rotorua to Taupō 81km (1 hr 50 mins)

Day 6 Taupō to Napier 141km (1 hr 53 mins)

Day 7 Napier to Wellington 322km (4 hrs 6 mins)

Day 8 Day free in Wellington

Day 9 Interislander Ferry from Wellington to Blenheim (4 hrs 16 mins)

Day 10 Blenheim to Nelson 114km (1 hr 35 mins)

Day 11 Day free to explore Nelson region

Day 12 Nelson to Punakaiki 265km (1 hr 35 mins)

Day 13 Punakaiki to Franz Josef or Fox Glacier 217km (3 hrs 21 mins)

Day 1 Arrive Christchurch

Day 2 Christchurch to Hanmer Springs 134km (1 hr 50 mins)

Day 3 Hanmer Springs to Greymouth 214km (2 hrs 48 mins)

Coromandel Peninsula Napier Nelson Punakaki Wanaka Milford Sound Te Anau

Auckland Rotorua Taupo Waitomo

Day 14 Franz Josef or Fox Glacier to Wanaka 173km (3 hrs 41 mins) Day 15 Wanaka to Queenstown 629km (1 hr 12 mins) Day 16 Day free in Queenstown Day 17 Queenstown to Te Anau 173km (2 hrs 14 mins)

Day 18 Day trip to Milford Sound 240km (4 hrs return)

Day 19 Te Anau to Dunedin 285km (3 hrs 30 mins)

Day 20 Explore Dunedin

Day 21 Dunedin to Christchurch 361km (4 hrs 43 mins)

Day 22 Depart Christchurch

Wellington Christchurch Queenstown Dunedin Blenheim Glaciers

Day 4 Greymouth to Franz Josef or Fox Glacier 173km (2 hrs 41 mins)

Day 5 Glaciers to Wanaka 286km (3 hrs 41 mins)

Day 6 Day at leisure in Wanaka

Day 7 Wanaka to Queenstown 63km (1hr 12 mins)

Day 8 Day to explore Queenstown

Day 9 Day to explore Queenstown

Day 10 Queenstown to Te Anau 173km (2 hrs 14 mins)

Day 11 Day trip to Milford Sound 240km (4 hrs return)

Day 12 Te Anau to Dunedin 285km (3 hrs 30 mins)

Day 13 Dunedin to Lake Tekapo 287km (3 hrs 35 mins)

Day 14 Lake Tekapo to Christchurch 228km (2 hrs 56 mins)

Day 15 Depart Christchurch

MOTORHOMES The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars
DAYS
DO'S:
in the
at
▪ Visit Shantytown
in Greymouth ▪ Experience a glacier snow Landing ▪ Enjoy a lake cruise to Moa Island in Wanaka Enjoy a Skyline dinner and luge ride
MOTORHOME ITINERARIES Christchurch Dunedin Picton Hanmer Springs Greymouth Glaciers Nelson Milford Sound Stewart Island Te Anau Wanaka Queenstown Tekapo 15
SOUTH ISLAND MOTORHOME ADVENTURE MUST
Soak
hot pools
Hanmer Springs
Heritage Park
Get your thrills on the Shotover Jet ▪ Cruise the spectacular Milford Sound
Learn about chocolate at the Cadbury Factory ▪ Stargaze at Mt John Observatory Visit the interactive Antarctic Centre
MUST DO'S:
the Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Māori
the
wildlife on the
14
Visit
Experience a traditional
hangi and concert Take a soak in the pools at Polynesian Spa View the mighty Huka Falls Take a guided Art Deco walk in Napier ▪ Visit Te Papa – our national museum ▪ Cruise the Cook Strait on the Interislander Ferry ▪ Enjoy a wine tasting at one of the many Marlborough region's wineries ▪ Explore the Abel Tasman National Park ▪ Visit the spectacular Pancake Rocks and Blowholes ▪ Enjoy a soak in the Glacier Hot Pools ▪ Lose yourself in the maze at Puzzling World in Wanaka ▪ Fly down the mountain on the Zipline Cruise
tranquil Milford Sound Discover
Otago Peninsula
The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars MOTORHOME SIGHTSEEING • Tekapo Springs Hot Pool entry
Shotover Jetboat Ride Skyline Queenstown – Gondola & 3 x Luge Rides Per Person From MHS24AW $197 Alpine Wonders • Cruise and Rainforest Walk • Shantytown Entry, Stream Train Ride & Gold Panning • Stevensons Island Cruise & Nature Walk Per Person From MHS24WCE $299 West Coast Explorer • Whale Watch Cruise ex Kaikoura • Hamner Springs Thermal Pools & Spa Christchurch Tram & Gondola Combo Per Person From MHS24WSC $168 Whales, Spring & City Trains, Cathedrals & Trees • Cathedral Cove Kayaking Tour • EyeFull Tower Tour & Driving Creek Railway • Ancient Forest Guided Tour at Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari Per Person From MHS24TCT $290 Northland Culture Hole in the Rock Cruise Waitangi National Trust Experience Pass Per Person From MHS24NLC $285
Hobbits & View Waitomo Glowworm Caves entry
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
Skyline Rotorua – Gondola & 3 Luge Rides Per Person From MHS24CHV $199 15
Caves,

Pacific Horizon has been supplying the international and domestic traveller with uniquely designed motorhomes and campervans for hire, since 1986. Pacific Horizon's fleet of motorhomes available for hire caters to the discerning traveler with its latest European influence in design and livability. Both the GEM and SAM models of Pacific Horizon campervans are leaders in their field incorporating Mercedes drivability and safety features.

MOTORHOMES The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars Capacity: 2 Adults or 2 Adults + 1 Child up to 8yrs old Description: 5-7 stage Tiptronic Auto transmission. Turbo diesel. Power steering, 3 seat belts, Front passenger seat swivels 180 degrees, thermostatically controlled diesel or gas heater, Satellite TV/DVD/USB/ HDMI Input, Gas stove top - 2 burner & grill, 3-way, 65ltr Fridge/Freezer (12 volt / 240 volt / Gas). Shower & Toilet, Hot water (240 volt / Gas), Electric water pump for hot and cold water. All living equipment. Internal walkthrough access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 5.9m, Width 1.97m & Interior Height 1.90m. Bedding: 1 x King bed or 2 Singles (mid vehicle), Hammock style bed (child only up to 60kg) Capacity: 4 Adults Description: 5 stage Tiptronic Auto transmission. Turbo diesel. Power steering, 4 seat belts, Thermostatically controlled diesel heater/cooler, Digital Monitor/DVD/USB/HDMI input, Gas stove top - 3 burner, 1 Hot plate & grill, 3-way, 90ltr Fridge/Freezer (12 volt / 240 volt / Gas). Shower & Toilet, Hot water (240 volt / Gas), Electric water pump for hot and cold water. All living equipment. Internal walk-through access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 6.8m, Width 2.25m & Interior Height 2.05m. Bedding: 1 x King bed or 2 Singles (rear), 1 x Double Bed (above drivers cab) 2+1 berth with Shower & Toilet 4 berth Per Day From $214 Per Day From $269 Capacity: 6 Adults Description: 5 stage Tiptronic Auto transmission. Turbo diesel. Power steering, 6 seat belts, Driver and passenger seat swivels 180 degrees, Thermostatically controlled diesel heater/cooler, Digital Monitor/DVD/USB/HDMI input, Gas stove top - 3 burner, 1 Hot plate & grill, 3-way, 90ltr Fridge/ Freezer (12 volt / 240 volt / Gas). Shower & Toilet, Hot water (240 volt / Gas), Electric water pump for hot and cold water. All living equipment. Internal walkthrough access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.4m, Width 2.20m & Interior Height 2.20m Bedding: 1 x King bed or 2 Singles (rear lower), 1 x Double Bed (above drivers cab), 2 x Single Beds (front lower) or 1 x Queen Bed (rear upper) Capacity: 4 Adults Description: 5 stage Tiptronic Auto transmission. Turbo diesel. Power steering, 4 seat belts, Driver and passenger seat swivels 180 degrees, Thermostatically controlled diesel heater/cooler, Digital Monitor/DVD/USB/HDMI input, Gas stove top - 3 burner, 1 Hot plate & grill, 3-way, 90ltr Fridge/ Freezer (12 volt / 240 volt / Gas). Shower & Toilet, Hot water (240 volt / Gas), Electric water pump for hot and cold water. All living equipment. Internal walkthrough access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 6.9m, Width 2.20m & Interior Height 2.10m Bedding : 1 x King bed or 2 Singles (rear lower), 1 x Queen Bed (rear upper) SAM GEM Christchurch Wellington Auckland Conditions and General Information Conditions and General Information Rates: Determined by date of pick up for entire hire. A rental consists of 24hrs. Driver’s Age: Min 21yrs old and over. Drivers Licence: A valid full English licence, held for at least one year must be presented at commencement of hire. It must be written in English or accompanied by a current International Driver’s permit. Depots: 3, Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch. Branch Hours: Daily (including weekends) 8.00am – 5.00pm. Client Service Centres are closed on Christmas Day (25 December). Courtesy/Client Transfers: Courtesy transfers are available to/from our Client Service Centre on both the day of pick-up and the day of drop-off, from/to Airports and Airport accommodation. Client transfers to and from City accommodation: Up to NZ$100 each way up to 6 pax. One-Way Hire Fees: If you drop off your motorhome at a different location from where you picked it up from, a NZ$300 one-way fee applies. This fee can be automatically waived for hires 21 days +. Rates Include: Unlimited Kms, GST, Road User Charges, Additional Drivers and LPG on pick up Min Hire: 7 Days excludes 16 Dec to 10 Jan which is 14 days All Inclusive Package: Reduces the excess for any accident collision damage to either the motorhome or third party property to nil ($0) for the first incident/accident. Plus, the following Additional Equipment is supplied at no charge as requested: Picnic table & chairs, Child/Booster seat(s) as required, Snow chains as required, GPS unit and a complimentary client transfer service at the start and end of the hire. The total package charge is limited to a maximum of 50 days or NZ$2,950. Insurance Cover: A bond of NZ$5000 incl GST is payable on vehicle collection (credit card imprint). Excess Reduction Level 1: NZ$29 per day Reduces the excess for any accident collision damage to either the motorhome or third party property to a maximum of NZ$2,000 (per incident). The total insurance charge is limited to a maximum of 50 days or $1,450. Excess Reduction Level 2: $39 per day Reduces the excess for any accident collision damage to either the motorhome or third party property to nil ($0) for the first incident/ accident. The total insurance charge is limited to a maximum of 50 days or $1,950. Minimum Rental: The minimum rental period is 7-days. This is extended to a 14 day hire for the travel period of 16 December to 10 January. Extras: Picnic Table NZ$30 per hire, Picnic Chair NZ$15 per hire, GPS Navigation Unit: NZ$6 incl GST per day, Min Charge of NZ$60.00. Snow Chains: NZ$50 per hire, Bike Rack NZ$150 per hire.
Per Day From $299 Per Day From $269 16

picking up/dropping off on National Public Holidays. Rates include: All campervans are equipped with GPS navigation, travel and vehicle user tips and more, GST, unlimited kms and vehicle with liability of NZ$7,500, linen and bedding, cooking utensils, towels, maps, extension cords and instruction manuals, 24 hr breakdown service and Airport transfers.

The FREE thl Roadtrip App is a must-have for all customers - before they travel and while they're on the road. Access handy tips from planning and preparation, what to expect at pick-up, a full show-through video of the camper that must be watched before they arrive and comprehensive on-theroad CamperHelp ‘how to’ videos. Search for the closest supermarket, dump station, service station and campsites.

Check in: Customers need to complete self check in prior to arrival at the branch through the online self check in link.

Upgrade: Maui can provide an ELITE model under 1 year on fleet for an additional $49 per day

Minimum Hire: 5 days – excludes 20 Dec - 10 Jan which requires a 10 day minimum. For rental commencing between the months of October through to March and

A maui motorhome holiday is all about discovering new places and travelling at your own pace. Wake up to a new view everyday; you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to parking up for the night in some of the most picturesque locations across New Zealand. Add on a maui winery haven overnight stay at selected New Zealand wineries for the ultimate room with a view!

the vehicle is being collected from the North Island and is being returned to the South Island minimum rental period is 10 days.

Vehicle Security Deposit: (imprint only) Clients are responsible for the first NZ$7,500 of any claim including windscreen and tyre damage. (Consult the Rental Agreement for a full list of conditions). Payable by credit card. Note: Credit card payments incur a surcharge of 2.7%-5.2%. Cash is not an option. Note: If using Amex the c.c. fee is not refunded.

The New Zealand Book 2024- 25 | Australian Dollars MOTORHOMES Capacity: 6 Adults. Description: Auto transmission, diesel. Power steering, 6 seat belts, Air con. in drivers cab. Radio, CD, DVD player with flat screen. Main Cabin heating - Diesel and gas stove. 130 litre Fridge/freezer, microwave and sink. Shower and Toilet. Hot and cold pressurized water. All living equipment. Internal walk-through access. Exterior side awning. Vehicle Dimensions: Length: 7.55m, width: 2.25m, interior height: 2.15m + a bike rack. Bedding: 3 x Double Beds. River 6BMPC maui River 6 Berth Per Day From $179 Capacity: 4 Adults. Description: Auto transmission, diesel. Power steering, 4 seat belts, Air con. in drivers cab. Radio, CD, DVD player with flat screen. Main Cabin heatingDiesel, gas stove, 130 litre fridge/freezer, microwave and sink. Shower and Toilet. Hot and cold pressurized water. All living equip. Internal walk-through access. Ext. side awning. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.55m, Width 2.25m and Interior Height 2.15m + a bike rack. Bedding: 2 x Double Beds. Capacity: 4 Adults. Description: Auto transmission, diesel. Power steering, 4 seat belts, Air con. in drivers cab. Radio, CD, DVD player with flat screen. Main Cabin heating - Diesel, gas stove, 130 litre fridge/freezer and sink. Shower and Toilet. Hot and cold pressurized water. All living equip. Internal walk-through access. Ext. side awning. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.0m, Width 2.25m and Interior Height 2.06m + a bike rack. Bedding: 2 x Double Beds. Beach 4BMP Cascade 4BMA maui Beach 4 Berth maui Cascade 4 Berth Per Day From $174 Per Day From $160 Capacity: 2 Adults. Description: Auto transmission. Turbo diesel. Power steering, 2 seat belts, Air con. in drivers cab Radio, CD, DVD player with flat screen. Rear cabin heating - diesel, gas cooker. 130L fridge/freezer, microwave and sink. Shower and Toilet. Hot and cold pressurized water. All living equipment. Internal walk-through access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.20m, Width 2.04m and Interior Height 1.90m + a bike rack. Bedding: 1 x Double Bed or 2 x Single Beds. Capacity: 2 Adults, 1 Child. Description: Auto transmission. Turbo diesel. Power steering, 3 seat belts, Air con. in driver’s cab, radio, CD, DVD player with flat screen. Rear cabin heating - diesel, gas cooker. 130L fridge/freezer, microwave and sink. Shower and Toilet. Hot and cold pressurized water. All living equipment. Internal walk-through access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.20m, Width 2.04m and Interior Height 1.90m + a bike rack. Bedding:1 x Double Bed or 2 x Single Beds (rear) plus 1 x Single Bed behind driver Ultima 2BTSM Ultima Plus 3BTSM maui Ultima 2 Berth maui Ultima Plus 3 Berth Per Day From $141 Per Day From $145
Conditions and General Information Rates: Date of travel determines the rate, therefore split season rates may apply. Rates are charged by calendar day, not 24 hour hire. Driver’s age: Min. 21 years. Driver’s Licence: A current and full motor vehicle driver’s licence is required and must be produced upon vehicle collection. Should a foreign licence be in a language other than English it must be accompanied by a current international driving permit issued in the same country as the driver’s licence was issued. An accredited English translation must be provided with the international driving permit. Depots: 3, Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown. Location fee: A location fee of NZ$250 applies to all campervans picked up
dropped off in Queenstown. When picking up & dropping off in Queenstown
fee will only apply once. Branch Hours: Daily 8am - 4.30pm. All depots closed Xmas Day. maui requests that clients collecting or returning their vehicle to be in the office by 3:30pm. Public Holiday Surcharge:
will
Queenstown Christchurch Auckland
or
the
NZ$115 surcharge
apply to all rentals
Maui
Maui Inclusive Pack:
per day. Includes
High Road”, Unlimited Windscreen and Tyres, Undercarriage/ Overhead damage (covered for accidental damage), Single Vehicle Rollover, Fan/Heater, 3 x Toilet Chemicals (in campers with a toilet), Camping Chairs and Table, Child/Booster Seats (with prior request), Snow Chains (on request), Linen exchange service (exchange your linen and bedding during your rental after seven days of travel at any thl branch). Road User Charge Recovery Fee: The Road User fee will apply and the vehicle rates per 100km are as follows: Ultima, Ultima Plus and Cascade are NZ$7.64 and the maui Beach and River NZ$8.04. These rates are subject to change as governed by New Zealand RTA. #All prices are a GUIDE ONLY and are the lowest available at time of print & are subject to change & availability. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. ONE WAY FEES Auckland to Christchurch or Queenstown Oct to Mar $280 Apr to Sep $180 Christchurch or Queenstown to Auckland Oct to Mar $180 Christchurch to Queenstown Apr to March $180 Queenstown to Christchurch Oct to March $85 17
Liability Reduction Option: “The High Road”: $53 per day, reduces the liability to NIL.
$68
“The

At Apollo, we believe road trips make the best holidays! New Zealand is one of the most picturesque and stunning places for a campervan holiday. Whether you are planning on starting your journey in Christchurch or Auckland, we are conveniently located for you.

Euro Tourer - 2 Berth

Endeavour - 4 Berth Hitop - 3 Berth

Plus - 2+1 Berth

Depots:

navigation, travel and vehicle user tips and more, GST, unlimited kms and vehicle with liability of NZ$7,500, linen and bedding, cooking utensils, towels, maps, extension cords and instruction manuals, 24 hr breakdown service and Airport transfers.

The FREE thl Roadtrip App is a must-have for all customers - before they travel and while they're on the road. Access handy tips from planning and preparation, what to expect at pick-up, a full show-through video of the camper that must be watched before they arrive and comprehensive on-the-road CamperHelp ‘how to’ videos. Search for the closest supermarket, dump station, service station and campsites.

Check in: Customers need to complete self check in prior to arrival at the branch through the online self check in link.

Vehicle

apply to all rentals picking up/dropping off on National Public Holidays.

Rates include: All campervans are equipped with GPS

Minimum Hire: 5 days – excludes 20 Dec - 10 Jan which requires a 10 day minimum. For rental commencing between the months of October through to March and the vehicle is being collected from the North Island and is being returned to the South Island minimum rental period is 10 days.

Deposit: (imprint

Clients

for the first NZ$7,500 of any claim including windscreen and tyre damage. (Consult the Rental Agreement for a full list of conditions). Payable by credit card. Note: Credit card payments incur a surcharge of 2.7%-5.2%. Cash is not an option. Note: If using Amex the c.c. fee is not refunded

Apollo Liability reduction options: “The High Road”: $48 per day for non-toilet & shower RVs,

MOTORHOMES The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars
Auckland Christchurch Queenstown
Capacity: 2 Adults. Description: Turbo Diesel, automatic transmission, 2 Seatbelts, Heating and Air Con in drivers’ cabin, Radio/ Bluetooth audio, Flat screen with DVD player, main cabin diesel heater, Shower, and toilet, internal walkthrough access, Gas cooker, Fridge, Sink, Hot/Cold pressurised water, All cooking utensils and cutlery, Microwave, 70 litres freshwater tank. Dimensions: Length: 7 m. Width: 1.93m. Height: 2.8m Interior height: 1.9m. Beds: 1 X double bed Capacity: 2 Adults + 1 child Description: urbo Diesel, automatic transmission, 3 Seatbelts, Heating and Air Con in drivers’ cabin, Radio/ Bluetooth audio, Flat screen with DVD player, main cabin diesel heater, shower, and toilet, internal walk-through access. Cooking: Gas cooker, Fridge, Sink, Hot/Cold pressurised water, All cooking utensils and cutlery, Microwave, 85 litres freshwater tank Dimensions: Length: 7.2m. Width: 2.04m. Height: 2.8m. Interior height: 1.9m. Beds: 1 X double bed 1 X single bed Euro Camper - 4 Berth Capacity: 4 Adults Description: Mercedes or similar, Turbo Diesel, automatic transmission, 4 Seatbelts, Heating and Air Con in drivers’ cabin, Radio/ Bluetooth audio, Flat screen with DVD player, main cabin diesel heater, shower and toilet, fixed awning, internal walk-through access, Gas cooker, Fridge, Sink, Hot/Cold pressurised water, All cooking utensils and cutlery, Microwave, 97 litres freshwater tank. Dimensions: Length: 7.7 m. Width: 2.3m. Height: 3.6m. Interior height: 2.15m. Beds: 2 X double bed. Euro Deluxe - 6 Berth Capacity: 6 Adults Description: Mercedes or similar, Turbo Diesel, automatic transmission, 6 Seatbelts, Heating and Air Con in drivers’ cabin, Radio/ Bluetooth audio, Flat screen with DVD player, main cabin diesel heater, shower and toilet, fixed awning, internal walk-through access, Gas cooker, Fridge, Sink, Hot/Cold pressurised water, All cooking utensils and cutlery, Microwave, 97 litres freshwater tank. Dimensions: Length: 7.7 m. Width: 2.3m. Height: 3.6m. Interior height: 2.15m. Beds: 3 X double beds.
Euro
Capacity: 3 adults Description: Diesel, automatic transmission, 3 Seatbelts, Heating and Air Con in drivers’ cabin, Radio/ Bluetooth audio, Porta Potti toilet, Gas cooker, Fridge, Sink, Cold pressurised water, All cooking utensils and cutlery, 48 litres fresh water tank. Note: No shower. Dimensions: Length: 5.38m. Width: 1.93m. Height: 2.8m Interior height: 2.1m. Beds: 1 X Double 1 X Single (Max single bed weight 200kg) Capacity: 4 adults. Description: Diesel, automatic transmission, 4 Seatbelts, Heating and Air Con in drivers’ cabin, Radio/ Bluetooth audio, Porta Potti toilet, Gas cooker, Fridge, Sink, Cold pressurised water, All cooking utensils, and cutlery, 48 litres freshwater tank. Note: No shower. Dimensions: Length: 5.38m. Width: 1.93m. Height: 2.8m Interior height: 2.1m. Beds: 2 X double beds (Max top bunk weight 200kg) Conditions and General Information Rates: Date of travel determines the rate, therefore split season rates may apply. Rates are charged by calendar day, not 24 hour hire. Driver’s age: Min. 21 years. Driver’s Licence: A current and full motor vehicle driver’s licence is required and must be produced upon vehicle collection. Should a foreign licence be in a language other than English it must be accompanied by a current international driving permit issued in the same
as the driver’s licence was issued. An accredited English translation must be provided with the international driving permit.
country
3, Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown Location Fee: A location fee of NZ$250 applies to all RVs pick up or dropped off in Queenstown. When picking up & dropping off in Queenstown the fee will only apply once. Public Holiday Surcharge: NZ$115 surcharge will
Security
only)
are responsible
$53 per day for toilet & shower RVs, reduces the liability to NIL. Apollo Value Pack: $60 per day for non-toilet & shower RVs, $68 per day for toilet & shower RVs. Includes “The High Road”, Unlimited Windscreen and Tyres, Undercarriage/Overhead damage (covered for accidental damage), Single Vehicle Rollover, Fan/Heater, 3 x Toilet Chemicals (in campers with a toilet), Camping Chairs and Table, Child/Booster Seats (with prior request), Linen exchange service (exchange your linen and bedding during your rental after seven days of travel at any thl branch). Road User Charge Recovery Fee: The Road User fee will apply. These rates are subject to change as governed by New Zealand RTA. #All prices are a GUIDE ONLY and are the lowest available at time of print & are subject to change & availability. Seasonalsurcharges and blackout dates may apply.#All prices are a GUIDE ONLY, are the lowest available at time of print & are subject to change & availability. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply.
ONE WAY FEES Auckland to Christchurch or Queenstown Oct to Mar $280 Apr to Sep $180 Christchurch or Queenstown to Auckland Oct to Mar $180 Christchurch to Queenstown Apr to March $180 Queenstown to Christchurch Oct to March $85 Per Day From $98 Per Day From $102 Per Day From $138 Per Day From $174 Per Day From $133 Per Day From $169 18

Highball 3 Berth

Double Down - 4 Berth

On a Mighty Campers road trip, you’ve got everything you need, including the kitchen sink! The rest of the planning is up to you. Allow for surprises and chat to locals you meet along the way for the best travel trips from those who’ve travelled before you.

5 days. All campervan rentals collected between 20 Dec – 10 Jan are subject to a 14 day

minimum. From 01 Oct – 31 Mar a 10 day minimum hire applies if collected from the North Island and returned to the South Island.

Vehicle Security Deposit: (imprint only)

Accident Liability Options: The client is responsible for the first NZ$3,500 for Highball and Double Down and NZ$5,000 for all others vehicles of any claim including Windscreen and Tyre Damage (Consult Rental Agreement for a full list of conditions). Payable by credit card. Note: Credit card payments incur a surcharge of 2.7%-5.2%. Cash payment is not available. Liability Reduction: “The High Road”: $35 per day for non-toilet & shower RVs, $48 per day for toilet & shower RVs, reduces the liability

The New Zealand Book 2024- 25 | Australian Dollars MOTORHOMES
Plus
Up - 4 Berth
Deuce - 2 Berth Deuce
- 2 Berth Double
Capacity: 3 Adults (tight fit) Description: Power steering, Automatic, Diesel, 3 seatbelts, gas stove, fridge, cold pressurised water, sink, grey water and fresh water tanks, Porta Potti toilet included. Vehicle Dimensions: length 5.38m, width 1.93m, interior height 2.10m, exterior height 2.8m. Bedding: 1 x Double Bed and 1 x Single Bed. Note: Min 18 years of age. Capacity: 2 Adults Description: Turbo diesel, Auto , 2 seatbelts, gas stove, fridge, microwave, sink, shower and toilet, pressurized hot and cold water, cooking utensils, Vehicle Dimensions: length 7.20m, width 2.04, interior height 1.90 and exterior 2.80-3.00m Bedding: 1 x Double Bed or 2 x Single Beds. Note: Min 21 years of age. Capacity: 2 Adults Description: Turbo diesel, Auto, 3 seatbelts, gas stove, fridge, microwave, sink, shower and toilet, pressurized hot and cold water, cooking utensils, Vehicle Dimensions: length 7.20m, width 2.04m, interior height 1.90m and exterior 2.80m Bedding: 1 Double Bed and 1 x Single bed or 3 x Single Beds. Note: Min 21 years of age. Capacity: 4 Adults Description: Turbo diesel, Auto, 4 seatbelts, gas stove, fridge, microwave, sink, shower and toilet, pressurized hot and cold water, cooking utensils. Vehicle Dimensions: length 7.5m, width 2.25m - 2.38m, interior height 2.10-2.15m and exterior height 3.25m - 3.40m. Bedding: 2 x Double Beds. Note: Min 21 years of age. Capacity: 4 Adults Description: Power steering, Automatic transmission, 4 seatbelts, gas stove, fridge, microwave, sink, cooking utensils, pressurised cold water, Porta potti toilet included. Vehicle Dimensions: length 5.38m, width 1.93m, exterior height 2.80m Bedding: 2 x Double Beds (max weight for top bed 200kg) Note: Min 18 years of age. Auckland Christchurch Queenstown Big Six - 6 Berth Capacity: 6 Adults Description: Turbo diesel, Auto, 6 seatbelts, gas stove, fridge, microwave, sink, shower and toilet, pressurized hot and cold water, cooking utensils. Vehicle Dimensions: length 7.5m, width 2.25m - 2.38m, interior height 2.10-2.15m, exterior height 3.25m - 3.40m. Bedding: 3 x Double Beds. Note: Min 21 years of age. Conditions and General Information Rates: Date of travel determines the rate, therefore split season rates may apply. Rates are charged by calendar day, not 24 hour hire. Driver’s age: Min 18 years for Highball and Double Down if holding a full licence (non probationary). Min 21 years for all other models. Driver’s Licence: A current and full motor vehicle driver’s licence is required and must be produced upon vehicle collection. Should a foreign licence be in a language other than English it must be accompanied by a current international driving permit issued in the same country as the driver’s licence was issued. An accredited English translation must be provided with the international driving permit. Depots: 3, Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown. Branch Hours: Daily 8am - 4.30pm. All depots closed Xmas Day. Mighty requests that clients collecting or returning their vehicle to be in the office by 3:30pm Location Fee: A location fee of NZ$250 applies to all RVs pick up or dropped off in Queenstown. When picking up & dropping off in Queenstown the fee will only apply once. Public Holiday Surcharge: NZ$115 surcharge will apply to all rentals picking up/dropping off on National Public Holidays. Rates include: All campervans
hr breakdown service The FREE thl Roadtrip App is a must-have for all customers - before they travel and while they're on the road. Access handy tips from planning and preparation, what to expect at pick-up, a full show-through video of the camper that must be watched before they arrive and comprehensive on-the-road CamperHelp ‘how to’ videos. Search for the closest supermarket, dump station, service station and campsites. Check in: Customers need to complete self check in prior to arrival at the branch through the online self check in link. Minimum Hire:
are equipped with GPS navigation, travel and vehicle user tips and more, GST, unlimited kms and vehicle with liability between NZ$3,500 and NZ$5,000 (subject to vehicle type), linen and bedding, cooking utensils, towels, maps, extension cords and instruction manuals and 24
to NIL. Mighty Value Pack : $68 per day. Includes “The High Road”, Unlimited Windscreen and Tyres, Undercarriage/ Overhead damage (covered for accidental damage), Single Vehicle Rollover, Fan/Heater, 3 x Toilet Chemicals (in campers with a toilet), Camping Chairs and Table, Child/Booster Seats (with prior request), Snow Chains (on request), Linen exchange service (exchange your linen and bedding during your rental after seven days of travel at any thl branch). Road User Recovery Fee: The vehicle rates per 100km are as follows: Highball, Double Down, Deuce, Deuce Plus NZ$7.64, Double Up and Big Six NZ$8.04. Paid on vehicle return. (These rates are subject to change as governed by New Zealand’s RTA). #All prices are a GUIDE ONLY, are the lowest available at time of print & are subject to change & availability. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. ONE WAY FEES Auckland to Christchurch or Queenstown Oct to Mar $280 Apr to Sep $180 Christchurch or Queenstown to Auckland Oct to Mar $180 Christchurch to Queenstown Apr to March $180 Queenstown to Christchurch Oct to March $85 Per Day From $68 Per Day From $71 Per Day From $96 Per Day From $122 Per Day From $100 Per Day From $127 19

CRUISING WITH INTERISLANDER

Interislander connects the North and South Islands of New Zealand, traveling between Wellington and Picton. It has been described as one of the most beautiful ferry journeys in the world - cruising through the stunning Marlborough Sounds in just over three hours. This is a ‘must do’ experience for everyone exploring New Zealand. Interislander has the three largest passenger ferries in New Zealand and a variety of sailing times for you and your vehicle. Once onboard enjoy a meal, drink in our bar, stroll the decks or watch a movie. You can upgrade to our Premium Lounge for the most relaxing journey across the Cook Strait with complimentary food and drinks, and guaranteed seat making it the most comfortable way to sail. For those that are self-driving, particularly with campervans or motorhomes, the Kaitaki and Aratere allow you to drive on and drive off – no turning required. Book you sailing today!

COOK STRAIT CROSSINGS The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars
Most Common Sailing Times Depart Wellington Arrive Picton Depart Picton Arrive Wellington 8:45 am 12.15 pm 10.30 am 2.00 pm 2:00 pm 5.30 pm 2.15 pm 5.45 pm 6:25 pm 9.55 pm 6.30 pm 10.00 pm Please use this timetable as a guide only. Times are subject to change due to scheduled maintenance. Please note this is a guide only .Additional sailings are scheduled in high season and scheduled dry docks can affect timetables. One Way 1 Apr –30 Nov 24 1 Dec 24 –31 Mar 25 1 Apr –30 Sep 25 Adult $84 $96 $93 Child (2-17yrs) $50 $50 $55 Interislander Plus Lounge Access upgrade $96 $96 $105 Car up to 5.5 metres $230 $253 $253 Camper up to 5.5 metres $250 $293 $275 Vehicle 5.6 - 6.0 metres $304 $346 $334 Vehicle 6.1 - 6.5 metres $358 $400 $393 Vehicle 6.6 - 7.0 metres $411 $454 $452 Vehicle 7.1 - 7.5 metres $465 $507 $511
Wellington Picton
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Auckland Christchurch

A journey through the heart of New Zealand’s North Island. Gently traversing a diverse and ever-changing landscape – from cities and towns, to farmland and forest, to the otherworldly volcanic plateau – as it unfolds before you. One way rail journeys start from $232 per person.

Glide along the South Island’s East Coast, along the edge of land and sea. Where two worlds collide, where the surging Pacific Ocean touches the feet of mighty mountain ranges. Travel to the vineyard of Marlborough for a day or connect with the ferry to cross over to the North Island. One way rail journeys start from $218 per person.

A journey over the majestic Southern Alps. Climbing from fertile farmland, to subtropical rainforest, to the light bright air of altitude. Travel as day trip or continue your travels down the West Coast. One way rail journeys start from $240 per person

WELLINGTON

The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars TRAINS
AUCKLAND NATIONAL PARK HAMILTON PALMERSTON NORTH CHRISTCHURCH PICTON KAIK Ō URA GREYMOUTH BLENHEIM
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Gray Line takes visitors to renowned destinations and amazing attractions around New Zealand in the comfort of premium touring coaches, with friendly, experienced driver/guides. Tours include alpine region adventures, attraction-packed city experiences and moving cultural interactions.

WAITOMO CAVES, PICNIC LUNCH & HOBBITON MOVIE SET

HOBBITON MOVIE SET TOUR

Take a tour from Auckland to the Hobbiton Movie Set and see the farm that was transformed into a Middle-earth filming location. Take a guided tour and see the picturesque village you saw on screen in living colour before you. See the Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Party Tree, the Mill and many other structures from the movies, while learning about how the set was built. You might even hear a few secrets from behind the scenes.

MT COOK DAY TOUR

Departs Auckland 7.15am

Returns 7.20pm

Departs: 6.15am

Returns: 3.45pm

Tour Code GL10H Adult Child (5-14yrs)

Hobbiton Movie Set & Buffet Lunch ex Auckland $290 $217

InterCity provides New Zealand’s only national network of coaches.

Intercity have been transporting kiwis and international visitors around New Zealand for more than 30 years. Today they operate New Zealand’s largest coach transportation network and offer daily departures to over 600 destinations. Coaches are modern, spacious, comfortable with air-conditioning and free WiFi.

Experience the beauty and grandeur of the Southern Alps on a day tour between Queenstown and Christchurch (or vice versa) via Mount Cook. You travel through the fertile farmland of the Canterbury Plains to the shores of the stunning, glacier-fed Lake Tekapo, where you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd and the spectacular Southern Alps. After a sidetrip via Lake Pukaki to Mount Cook Village and lunch (not included) you continue across the Mackenzie Country tussock-land and over Lindis Pass into Central Otago passing by Lake Dunstan and travelling up the Kawarau Gorge into Queenstown

Departs: 6.40am

Arrives: 6.30pm

Tour Code GL62 Adult Child (5-14yrs)

Christchurch to Queenstown via Mt Cook One Way $384 $288

Auckland

Auckland

COACH TRAVEL The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars
North Island Destinations Duration Approx. Per Adult Auckland to Paihia 4 hours 30 mins $72
to Hamilton 2 hours $61
4 hours $92
Auckland
Auckland to Waitomo Caves
4 hours $86
Auckland to Rotorua
to
4 hrs 40 mins $97
to
1 hr 40 mins $54
6 hrs 20 mins $108
7 hrs 10 mins $108
$101
to
6
45 mins $91
to Rotorua 1 hr 30 mins $50 National Park to Auckland 6 hours $102 North Island Destinations Duration Approx. Per Adult National Park to Wellington 5 hrs 45 mins $68 Rotorua to Napier 3 hrs 30 mins $75 Rotorua to Taupō 1 hour 30 mins $66 Wellington to Rotorua 7 hrs 15 mins $98 Wellington to Taupō 6 hours $97 Wellington to Napier 5 hours $65 Wellington to New Plymouth 6 hours 30 mins $55 South Island Destinations Duration Approx. Per Adult Christchurch to Queenstown 8 hrs 10 mins $116 Christchurch to Dunedin 6 hours $79 Christchurch to Picton 5 hrs 20 mins $79 Christchurch to Kaikōura 2 hrs 40 mins $79 Christchurch to Lake Tekapo 3 hours $75 Picton to Kaikōura 2 hrs 15 mins $103 Picton to Nelson 2 hrs 10 mins $53 Dunedin to Queenstown 4 hrs 15 mins $80 Dunedin to Invercargill 3 hrs 15 mins $80 Wanaka to Queenstown 1hr 50 mins $41
2-12yrs – 67% of adult fares. One infant per adult, under 2 years, free of charge not occupying a seat. Valid till Sep 25. Tour Code GL16WH Adult Child (5-14yrs) Waitomo Caves, Picnic Lunch & Hobbiton Movie Set Ex Auckland $415 $311
Taupō
Auckland
Thames
Auckland to New Plymouth
Auckland to Napier
Auckland to Wellington 10 hours
Whakatane
hrs
Hamilton
Children
A hidden gem near the township of Matamata, the Hobbiton Movie Set is a worldfamous film location for the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. See the Hobbit Holes and learn how this private farm became Middle Earth. After a tasty lunch at The Green Dragon Inn, visit the enchanting Waitomo Glowworm Caves for a guided 45-minute tour through this underground wonder, seeing stalactites, stalagmites and sparkling glow-worms.
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The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars ACCOMMODATION COLLECTION ACCOMMODATION COLLECTION SELECT A B&B GOLDEN CHAIN SELECT A HOLIDAY PARK Per Room 01 Apr - 30 Sep 24 01 Oct 24 - 30 Apr 25 01 May - 30 Sep 25 Standard Superior Premium Standard Superior Premium Standard Superior Premium Studio (1-2 pp) $151 $169 $206 $175 $205 $243 $155 $175 $243 1 Bdrm (1-3 pp) $177 $193 $248 $210 $236 $297 $183 $200 $297 2 Bdrm (1-4 pp) $241 $268 $303 $263 $290 $398 $249 $276 $398 Oct - Apr a surcharge applies for Fox and Franz Josef Glacier properties. Per Room 01 Apr - 30 Sep 24 01 Oct 24 - 30 Apr 25 01 May - 30 Sep 25 Bronze Silver Gold Bronze Silver Gold Bronze Silver Gold Self Contained Cabin $162 $182 $222 $185 $210 $253 $171 $193 $236 Ensuite Cabin $135 $162 $175 $155 $186 $200 $143 $171 $185 Powered Site $63 $74 $81 $74 $85 $97 $68 $78 $85 + A surcharge applies to some Select a Holiday Park properties at certain times of the year - please ask your consultant for more details. Sunset Motel, Fox Glacier Select-a Holiday Park offers a vast range of accommodation options to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Not only do they offer powered sites and campervan facilities, holiday parks include self-contained units and standard cabins. Select-a Holiday Parks are located throughout New Zealand in cities, beside the sea, in national parks and resort towns. Go Kiwi Hotel Collection incorporates over 85 hotels (from 3 to 5 star) from a variety of brands, in over 45 city and resort locations throughout the North and South Island. Each property listed in the collection has been carefully selected for their location, quality facilities and high standard of service. Hotels have then been categorised according to our grading system of bronze, silver, gold, gold+, platinum, platinum+ and diamond. Golden Chain Accommodation is New Zealand's premier motel group with motels chosen for their location, value and host qualities. Motels offer studios, and/or 1 and 2 bedroom self-contained units, off-street parking and breakfast (breakfast options vary). Each Golden Chain motel has its own distinct character, often reflecting the local environment. With such a great selection you will alway find something that suits your preference and budget. Select-a-B&B is hosted accommodation offering a variety of options including Bed and Breakfast, Farmstay and CountryStay. We also offer a selection of small luxury lodges and properties where the establishments are something very special. With over 50 properties throughout New Zealand, Select-a- B&B properties are diverse in their characteristics and locations.
Retreat Holiday Park, Franz Josef GO KIWI HOTEL COLLECTION Per Room Twin double 01 Apr - 30 Sep 24 01 Oct 24 - 30 Apr 25 01 May - 30 Sep 25 Bronze $209 $229 $216 Silver $236 $256 $243 Silver+ $280 $303 $290 Gold $310 $337 $317 Gold+ $344 $375 $351 Platinum $378 $411 $384 Platinum+ $458 $499 $472 A'La Carte Prices on Request Talk to your travel consultant for further details. Per Room Twin double 01 Apr - 30 Sep 24 01 Oct 24 - 30 Apr 25 01 May - 30 Sep 25 Bronze $180 $205 $187 Silver $199 $243 $205 Gold $233 $280 $243 Gold Plus $263 $309 $274 Platinum $301 $355 $311 Platinum Plus $375 $436 $392 Diamond $427 $504 $442 Conditions: Family Bonus - 1st child under 12 years is free, sharing existing bedding. Cot charges may apply, payable direct. Note: Summer rates apply year round for properties in Tongariro National Park incl Ohakune, Mt Ruapehu, Methven, Wanaka and Queenstown.
Rainforest
Villa Walton Matamata
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The Langlands Invercargill

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AUCKLAND

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is a vibrant, multi-cultural region where world-class shopping and dining is never too far from beautiful islands, native bush and blacksand beaches. Auckland offers a host of cultural, creative and sporting events, festivals and theatre productions and is a recognised UNESCO City of Music.

AUCKLAND

DRIVING DISTANCES:

AUCKLAND TO:

Auckland City to Airport 25 km

Paihia 240 km, 3 hrs 15 mins

Thames 115 km, 1 hr 30 mins

Waitomo 200 km, 2hr 30 mins

Rotorua 235 km, 3 hrs

Lake Taupō 280 km, 3 hrs 40 mins

Napier 416 km, 5 hrs 15 mins

Wanganui 454 km, 6 hrs 30 mins

Gisborne 416 km, 6 hrs 20 mins

Whanganui 460 km, 6 hrs

Wellington 660 km, 8 hrs

SPECIAL EVENTS:

NZ International Comedy Festival 3- 26 May 2024

Auckland Writers Festival 13-19 May 2024

Royal New Zealand Ballet 9 May - 14 Dec 2024

13th World Choir Games 10 – 20 July 2024

ASB Auckland Marathon 03 Nov 2024

ASB Classic January 2025

Auckland Arts Festival 7-24 Mar 2025

Pasifika Festival March 2025

Auckland Boat Show March 2025

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

» Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf – there are more than 50 islands to explore, including Waiheke, Rangitoto, Tiritiri Matangi, Kawau and Great Barrier Island, all easily accessible.

» Explore the rugged black-sand beaches of Piha and Muriwai and the white sand beaches of Takapuna and Cheltenham.

» Auckland’s landscape is dotted with 48 volcanic cones. One of the most recognisable is Mount Eden (Maungawhau). Walk to the top and be treated to beautiful views of the city.

» Head north to Tāwharanui Regional Park for native bush walks, coastal views and a chance to spot kiwi in the wild.

» Tour some of the region’s 80 wineries in Matakana, Waiheke and Kumeu.

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The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars AUCKLAND
Auckland City
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Sudima Auckland Airport is an award-winning 4.5-star hotel set in a quiet location just 2.5kms from New Zealand’s main airport. As the country’s first carboNZero accredited hotel it exemplifies the best in sustainable architecture and systems along with world-class features, facilities and services.

Coastal bliss with exemplary

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AUCKLAND CITY The Chancellor on Hobson AUCKLAND CITY Auckland City Hotel - Hobson St
service at Whangaparaoa Lodge - opposite Little Manly Beach. This boutique accommodation features modern studios and one-bedroom suites with kitchenettes and free parking. Immerse yourself in pristine beaches, parks, golf courses, and vibrant local restaurants. Discover a unique stay experience in this Auckland coastal haven. Nestled in the heart of the CBD directly opposite the famous Viaduct Harbour, offering contemporary styled rooms with balconies affording city views. Perfectly situated within walking distance of major city attractions, dining, and Britomart Transport Centre. Amenities include an indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, gym, breakfast lounge, free WiFi, and car parking (paid direct). Retaining the character and charm of its past, this hotel is enhanced with contemporary décor and modern conveniences. Located in the heart of the city with easy access to motorways, and only 5 minutes’ walk to SkyCity, Aotea Square, Civic Theatre, and Queen Street. Amenities include an off-site gym and swimming pool, café and restaurant, and broadband internet in all rooms. Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Superior $293 $335 $322 Executive $352 $404 $387 Extra Person $52 $52 $58 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Studio $263 $249 $263 Premium Deluxe Studio $324 $317 $351 One Bedroom $324 $317 $351 Per Room From AprAug 24 Sep 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Standard Room $217 $233 $239 Studio with Kitchen $233 $248 $256 2 Bdrm Apt (1-3) $419 $450 $461 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Studio $177 $208 $194 1 Bedroom Suite $202 $233 $222 Extra Person $38 $38 $42 Hotel Motel Hotel / Self Cont Hotel 1 2 3 4 BONUS: Children 12yrs and under stay FREE* AUCKLAND CITY President Hotel Located absolute city centre, only metres from Queen Street and within easy walking distance of SkyCity, Viaduct Basin, Victoria Park Market, Aotea Square, Auckland Art Gallery, and many other inner-city attractions. Britomart is nearby for bus, train, and ferry travel. Amenities include a licensed breakfast restaurant, gym, laundry, limited secure car parking (paid direct), and free in-room WiFi. Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Studio from $162 $243 $178 One Bedroom $222 $283 $245 Two Bedroom from $243 $347 $267 Hotel 5 BONUS: Children under 5yrs stay FREE!* BONUS: Children under 12yrs stay FREE!* AUCKLAND CITY Ramada Suites Victoria Immerse yourself in the city of Auckland while enjoying the comforts of our Ramada Suites by Wyndham Victoria Street West. Located right in the CBD and just a 2-minute walk from Sky City and just a short stroll to the Viaduct. All rooms come with air conditioning and tea/coffee making facilities. It is a great location for both business and leisure. Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Hotel Room $237 $297 $261 Studio Apt $243 $310 $267 One Bedroom Apt $268 $324 $295 Hotel 6 26

AUCKLAND CITY Travelodge Hotel Auckland Wynyard Quarter

Travelodge Hotel Wynyard Quarter Auckland sits at the heart of Auckland’s fast-developing Wynyard

and must-eat places in and around central Auckland. The elegant North Wharf entertainment precinct is just a stone’s throw away.

Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Guest Room $254 $325 $325

AUCKLAND CITY Holiday Inn

Harbour dining area. Enjoy amenities such as our on-site restaurant and bar, The CUT, complimentary Wi-Fi, and available parking (charges apply).

$261 $341 $287

Premium Harbour View King $298 $378 $327

The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars AUCKLAND *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events. AUCKLAND CITY Airedale Boutique Suites Experience luxury at Airedale Boutique Suites, where elegant design harmoniously blends with the building’s rich art deco history. Nestled at the intersection of Queen and Airedale Street, this Auckland accommodation offers stunning city vistas. Indulge in the meticulously appointed rooms, adorned with plush details: premium bedding, Nespresso Coffee, sumptuous bathrobes and individual climate control. Immerse yourself in comfort and style at this Auckland haven. Per Room From Apr 24Sep 25 Oct –Apr 25 MaySep 25 Classic Room $295 $326 $325 Signature Studio $321 $371 $353 Premier Studio $337 $395 $371 Hotel 10 AUCKLAND CITY Heritage Auckland Heritage Auckland is set within one of the most recognisable historic landmark buildings. Enjoy resort-style facilities, such as the rooftop pool, tennis court, spa, sauna and two gyms. Experience the vibrancy of the city with easy access to local attractions, including a short walk to Queen Street, Britomart, the Viaduct Basin and much more. Valet parking – charges apply. Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Twin/Double $282 $371 $310 1 Bdrm Deluxe (1-2) $325 $415 $357 Extra Person $81 $81 $89 Hotel 14 AUCKLAND CITY SKYCITY Hotel Ideally situated in the exciting SkyCity complex, with a multitude of attractions right outside your door. Experience daredevil adrenaline activities, try your luck at the casino, choose dining options from over 20 restaurants, cafes and bars, and visit the iconic Sky Tower. Amenities include free WiFi, day spa, cardio room, carpark and valet parking, and 24-hour room service. Per Room From AprOct 24 Nov 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Premium Room $268 $363 $295 Premium Suite $471 $673 $518 Extra person $81 $81 $89 Hotel 12 AUCKLAND CITY CityLife Auckland Located in the heart of the city with a short stroll to the best restaurants, bars, shopping and attractions, such as the Sky Tower, Britomart precinct, Viaduct Harbour and ferry terminal. Enjoy newly refurbished rooms & suites; indoor lap pool, gym, laundry service, valet parking (paid direct). Free wifi. Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Twin/Double $260 $359 $286 1 Bdrm Deluxe (2) $300 $403 $330 2 Bdrm (1-4) $235 $837 $259 Hotel / Self Cont 13 AUCKLAND CITY Adina Apartment Hotel Located only 150m from Spark Arena and on the doorstep of the Britomart precinct with plenty of places to eat, drink, and shop at sophisticated boutiques. Near the ferry terminal for trips to Waiheke Island. Hotel offers 24-hour reception, complimentary WiFi, gym, car parking (fees apply), restaurant and bar, and wheelchair accessible accommodation and public areas. Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Studio Room $267 $355 $355 PremiumStudioRoom $303 $383 $383 1 Bedroom Apt $347 $448 $448 Hotel / Self Cont 8 BONUS: Children under 12yrs stay FREE* AUCKLAND CITY Rydges Auckland
Auckland offers unmatched convenience and top-tier comfort. Experience the authentic warmth of Kiwi hospitality, steps away from iconic landmarks like the Sky Tower and the lively Viaduct
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Quarter - home to one of New Zealand’s largest urban regeneration projects and the GridAKL innovation precinct for technology businesses. This seven-storey design-led hotel, with modern interiors and contemporary architecture, will offer travellers the choice of 154 rooms close to the must-do, must-see
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Express Auckland City The brand-new Holiday Inn Express Auckland City Centre is ideally situated on the corner of Wyndham and Albert Streets, in the heart of CBD Auckland. Featuring wellappointed rooms with everything guests need for a comfortable stay, from black-out blinds to high-quality bedding. At Holiday Inn Express
we give our guests the freedom to relax with unlimited fast WIFI and free Express Start Buffet Breakfast. Hotel 9 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Queen Room $236 $283 $260 AUCKLAND CITY voco Auckland City Centre The brand-new voco Auckland City Centre is set in the beating heart of Auckland CBD, moments from shopping and dining precincts, and a mere stroll to the waterfront. Guests will be impressed with spacious rooms and suites, all with expansive views, signature styling along with indulgent bedding, stylish bathrooms and thoughtful amenities. Glamorous rooftop venue Bar Albert boasts panoramic vistas, while cosy ground-floor trattoria Mozzarella & Co. serves Italian classics. 16 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Queen Room $295 $363 $325 King Room $268 $336 $295 King Harbour view Room $363 $430 $399 AUCKLAND CITY Sudima Hotel Auckland City Sudima Auckland City is a brand new 4.5-star hotel in the heart of the city. located within easy walking distance to Auckland’s waterfront and bustling shopping and entertainment precincts and opposite the New Zealand Convention Centre. Hotel offers a restaurant Lobby and rooftop bar with magnificent views over Auckland harbour. Hotel 15 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Superior King Room $310 $357 $341 Superior Harbour View Room $341 $398 $375 U Room King $351 $407 $386 Hotel 27
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finest dining, shopping and entertainment venues at your doorstep. Take advantage of quality facilities during your stay, whether it’s enjoying a swim in the heated indoor pool or savouring a delicious teppanyaki meal at Katsura Japanese Restaurant. Per

pair simple elegance with the luxury of tactile materials. The Hotel Britomart is at the centre of a dynamic nine-block precinct of plant-lined streets, historic warehouses and the city’s best shopping and eating.

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QT Auckland is a mere stone's throw from the buzzing Queen Street's shopping haven as well as foodie paradise Wynyard Quarter. Brimming with a chic design aesthetic, this urban retreat boasts the iconic Rooftop at QT bar, offering an ambiance like no other. Inside, chef Sean Connolly at the Esther Restaurant emerges as a culinary beacon, orchestrating a symphony of flavours that transform each dish into an extraordinary gastronomic adventure.

Immerse yourself in a relaxed stay in this carefully restored landmark villa where indulgent treats like cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the library, breakfast in bed and quiet relaxation are all part of the experience. Beautifully designed superior and luxury rooms cater to your every whim, while our discreet hosts can curate your perfect Ponsonby experience. Includes: Full Cooked Breakfast, Minibar & Evening Refreshments & hors d’oeuvres.

AUCKLAND The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events. AUCKLAND CITY Hotel Fitzroy
Boutique Hotel 22 BONUS: Complimentary WiFi Per Room From Apr - Sep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Superior Room $539 $674 $593 Luxury Room $609 $742 $667 AUCKLAND CITY Grand Millennium Auckland Grand Millennium Auckland, superbly located in the city centre close to Queen Street and Viaduct Harbour. You will appreciate being situated in the very heart of cosmopolitan Auckland with some of the city’s
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Sep 25 Laneway Room $390 $484 $424 Galway Room $417 $511 $458 Hotel 18 AUCKLAND CITY The Grand by SkyCity Experience true luxury at this contemporary, 5-star central city hotel. Enjoy easy access to some of Auckland’s most iconic attractions, including the casino and Sky Tower. Guest amenities include a heated indoor lap pool, spa, sauna, 24-hour gym, free WiFi, over 20 restaurants, bars and cafes, day spa, 24-hour room service, laundry and dry cleaning service, carpark and valet parking. Hotel 19 Per Room From Apr - Oct 24 Nov 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Grand Room $336 $417 $369 Grand Harbour View $417 $578 $458 AUCKLAND CITY Horizon by Skycity Horizon by SkyCity is a brand new five-star hotel, located in the heart of Auckland’s CBD. With 303 rooms, including ten exceptionally appointed suites, get lost in the views from the city to the sea. Direct connection to SkyCity Auckland, there’s no shortage of dining and attractions, including the Sky Tower. Hints of New Zealand can be found from the fresh milk in the fridge, to the commissioned art and sculptures from local artists in room and in public spaces. Hotel 24 AUCKLAND CITY Fable Auckland Built in 1928, this heritage building is the perfect blend of classic and art deco designs with sumptuous accents from a bygone era. The hotel has been meticulously refurbished to offer a unique level of luxury; rooms and suites have a refined elegance and art deco glamour. Enjoy fine dining at the on-site restaurant and bar. Complimentary WiFi. Per Room From Apr - Sep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Classic Room $285 $440 $313 Superior Room $325 $480 $357 Luxury Room $365 $520 $402 Per Room From Apr - Oct 24 Nov 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Superior Room $371 $464 $408 Elite Room $417 $572 $459 Elite Harbour View Room $464 $650 $510 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 QT King Room $384 $436 $423 QT Deluxe Room $436 $496 $479 QT Executive Room $436 $537 $479 Hotel 23 AUCKLAND CITY Swiss Belsuites Victoria Park Centrally-located, just minutes from the Business district a short walk away from waterfront, shopping, arts and award-winning restaurants and bars. The 40 Suite rooms are perfect for providing the traveller space, superior comfort and amenities –each suite has open plan living, dining area, fully equipped kitchen. The Suites are light-filled, smart, nicely relaxed, many feature a balcony with stunning views of Harbour Bridge and the Cityscape. Secured parking available. Per Room From Apr - Sep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 One Bedroom $349 $403 $384 Two Bedroom $457 $511 $503 Three Bedroom $943 $1064 $1037 Hotel 20 28
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AJ HACKETT

AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand is a leader in adventure tourism and has been providing fun and exhilarating adventures for over 30 years. In Auckland take your pick from four unique experiences from the soft adventure family options of Bridge Climb and SkyWalk to the more adventurous Bridge Bungy and SkyJump. Why stop at just one? Combo any of our activities together for super savings. Plus if you are also visiting Queenstown ask about how you can save even more when you combine our Queenstown and Auckland activities.

SkyJump (192m): This urban jump over Auckland’s city scape is a controlled descent by wire. Jump feet first and enjoy the fast and smooth ride as you reach speeds of up to 85kph. Includes authentic SkyJumper t-shirt & FREE Sky Tower pass.

SkyWalk: Epic 360 degree views over Auckland city and two oceans. Walk the 1.2m walkway with nothing but air on either side. Our crew will ease you into the mini challenges for an unforgettable adventure. Includes authentic SkyWalk cap & FREE Sky Tower pass.

Auckland Bridge Climb: Custom engineered walkways means our Bridge Climb is an easy-going walk. Be entertained on this fully guided experience and enjoy stunning harbour views from the summit. Includes authentic Bridge Climb cap. Free pick up available from the Sky Tower (bookings essential)

Auckland Bridge Bungy (40m): Home to the world’s first harbour bridge bungy and only ocean touch. Offering flexible jump styles ankle tie, body harness and tandem all that’s left is for you to choose. Includes authentic Bungy Jumper t-shirt. Free pick up available from the Sky Tower (bookings essential).

Minimum age: 10 years (excluding Bridge Climb 7 years). Minimum duration: SkyJump 45mins, SkyWalk 1.5 hours, Auckland Bridge Climb & Bungy 2.5 hours. Minimum & Maximum weights: Restrictions apply these vary by activity please ask for details. Flat secure covered footwear must be worn for all activities.

ALL BLACKS EXPERIENCE

The All Blacks Experience is an introduction to “kiwi culture” through the lens of our national sport. An immersive and emotive state-of-the-art guided journey that showcases the All Blacks and our national teams in Black, through exceptional innovation and technology. This full sensory and interactive experience allows New Zealanders and international visitors to celebrate New Zealand’s heritage and culture and culminates with one of the most powerful All Blacks Haka’s that you will ever see! We will entertain and educate you with the story of New Zealand’s deep passion for our national sport. At the conclusion of the guided tour, you have the option of testing your skills in our interactive zones - try out your kicking, catching, line-out and accuracy skills against legendary All Blacks.

Adult Child (6-14yrs) Family Pass (2A2C)

General Admission $51 $30 $131

WETA WORKSHOP UNLEASHED

Experience a world where the lines between fantasy and reality are blurred.

Wētā Workshop Unleashed is a wildly imaginative and immersive experience that invites guests of all ages into a fantastical film effects facility, inspired and built by New Zealand’s Academy Award-winning Wētā Workshop. The crew will take you on a guided journey through three fully developed and original film concepts: a nail-biting horror, a fantasy epic and a mind-bending sci-fi. We’ve written the scripts, we’ve storyboarded the scenes, we’ve completed the design and world-building so you can experience filmmaking up close.

It’s the ultimate showcase of creativity, with enchanting environments, discombobulating displays, surprise encounters, resident creatures, one hyper-realistic giant, and a galactic robot. The experience ends with an outof-this-world light show and celebration of making. Return to reality, if you must, with your creative aspirations and imagination unleashed.

When you leave our tour space bursting at the seams with creativity, our experienced technicians run a series of creative workshops that allow you to get hands-on and unleash your own creative side.

FINE WINE TOURS

Start with a tour of ‘my Auckland' - I'll show you some sights and views not found in the travel books. Three winery visits a port sampling, plus fine NZ cheese to accompany your generous wine samplings, plus Soljans award-winning Vineyard Restaurant Lunch. Complimentary glass of wine/beer plus tea/coffee. Includes breath-taking Volcanic ‘black sand' surf beach views. Finally visit Boric Orchards Market for fine food browsing and ice cream and sorbet sampling.

Per Person

Full Day City, Coast & Country Market Tour $387

Operated by Weta Workshop

Adult Child (6-14 yrs)

Wētā Workshop Unleashed (1.5 hours) 15+yrs* $70 $38

SKY TOWER

Visit the iconic Sky Tower and take in the spectacular 360-degree views from 328m above the ground. The Sky Tower is the tallest man-made structure in the Southern Hemisphere, and on a clear day you can see up to 80kms in every direction. Travel up the tower in glass fronted lifts to one of three viewing platforms, Sky Deck (220m), Main Observation Level (186m) or Sky Lounge café and bar (182m).

The Sky Tower is also home to two restaurants, Orbit 360° Dining that rotates once every hour and The Sugar Club, Peter Gordons premium dining experience.

For an adrenaline rush, walk around the pergola of the tower at SkyWalk or leap from the tower at SkyJump.

Make sure you stop at Auckland’s iconic Sky Tower.

Adult Child (6-14 yrs)

General Admission (Child: 6-14yrs)

$47

$24

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Adult Child Skywalk 360 (Child 10-15yrs) $200 $146 SkyJump (Child 10-15yrs) $302 $248 Look and Leap Combo - SkyWalk and SkyJump $394 $394 Auckland Bridge Climb (Child 7-14yrs) $167 $113 Auckland Bridge Bungy (Child 10-14yrs) $227 $173
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AMERICA’S CUP SAILING AND AUCKLAND HARBOUR CRUISING

Harbour Sailing Cruise – Summer departures only. Departs daily at 10.30am & 3.15pm for 1.5 hours. Includes tea/coffee and a snack.

Harbour Dinner Cruise – Departs 6.00pm daily (Summer) and 6pm Thru, Fri, Sat & Sun ( Winter) for 2.5 hours. The best time of day to experience Auckland’s magnificent harbour – at twilight. Cruise includes delicious 3 course meal served on board.

Operated by Explore Limited

BUSH AND BEACH DAY TOURS

Bush and Beach’s fully guided tours create unforgettable memories of unique, wild, untamed New Zealand. We have been perfecting our small-group tours for 35 years.

Half-Day Auckland City Revealed - Explore Auckland on a small-group tour, designed to not only show the history, sights and sounds but also see how Aucklanders live and play. Tour includes a drive up the slopes of a volcanic cone. Departs: 9am, returns 12pm.

Half-Day Wilderness Experience - Escape the bustle of the city on a half-day tour to Auckland’s wild black sand beaches and lush rainforest. Our experienced guides unfold the story of the forest that covers this land with its unique fauna and flora. Departs: 12.30pm, returns 5.30pm.

Adult Child (5-15yrs)

Harbour Sailing Cruise $100 $61 Dinner Cruise $151 $100 America’s Cup Sailing Experience

$197

$137

AUCKLAND MUSEUM – TAMAKI PAENGA HIRA

Housed in one of New Zealand's finest heritage buildings, Auckland Museum has the most significant collection of Māori and Pacific treasures in the southern hemisphere. From the great Polynesian voyages which first brought people to Aotearoa, to the diverse cultures and communities that make up Auckland today. Spread over three floors, the Museum portrays the rich diversity of New Zealand. Our natural history galleries explain New Zealand's remarkable flora and fauna, from the subtropical north to the mountainous south. Scars on the Heart, the Museum's war memorial exhibition, tells the story of New Zealand at war, while He Taonga Māori - the Museum's Māori treasures gallery, displays over 2,000 priceless Māori artefacts, including rare carvings and the last great Māori war canoe carved from a giant Totara tree. Auckland Museum is the only venue in Auckland where visitors can experience a vibrant Māori cultural performance daily.

Full-Day Best of Both Worlds - Experience the best sights of Auckland with our Auckland City Revealed tour in the morning combined with our afternoon Wilderness Experience Tour – a day of contrasts. Departs: 9am, returns 5.30pm.

Full-Day Hobbiton Express – Let Bush and Beach take you on a magical journey through Middle-earth for a fascinating fully-guided tour to the largest “green” movie set in the world, as seen in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies. Tour includes return transport, guided tour of the set, magnificent buffet lunch, free drink in the Green Dragon and shopping voucher. Departs: 7am, returns 3.15pm.

Full-Day Hobbiton and Waitomo – See two iconic attractions in one day! Join our popular Hobbiton Express tour (above) and after lunch, drive to the magnificent Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. Tour includes return transport, Hobbiton, buffet lunch, free drink in the Green Dragon, shopping voucher and Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. Departs: 7am, returns 6.30pm.

Full-Day Coromandel – Experience Coromandel Peninsula with its mountainous, forest-covered backbone, sheltered bays, coves and stunning coastlines. Tour includes the Driving Creek Railway, Kauri trees, Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove and delicious café lunch.

Departs: 7am, returns 7.15pm.

AUCKLAND The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars
Adult Child Half Day Auckland City Revealed (Child: 2-11yrs) $102 $51 Half Day Wilderness Experience (Child: 2-11yrs) $200 $100 Full Day Best of Both Worlds (Child: 2-11yrs) $291 $146 Full Day Hobbiton Express (Child: 5-14yrs) $405 $202 Full-Day Hobbiton and Waitomo (Child: 5-14yrs) $485 $243 Full-Day Coromandel (Child: 2-11yrs) $458 $229 Adult Child (under 15yrs) General Admission (GA) $28 $14 GA + Highlights Tour $49 $24 Explore Group offer world class sailing and dining options on Auckland’s beautiful Waitemata
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FULLERS 360 EXPERIENCES & CRUISES

Taste of Waiheke - Taste the best of Waiheke Island in one day on this popular best-value tour. You'll visit some of the island's most iconic destinations, including three wineries and an olive grove. INCLUDES: Light lunch and wine tasting at Stonyridge Vineyard, wine tasting at Casita Miro, olive oil tasting at Rangihoua Estate, wine tasting at Mudbrick Vineyard, ferry and coach transfers, BONUS all-day local bus pass.

Hop On Hop Off Explorer Bus – Waiheke Island - Enjoy this Flexible Hop On Hop Off bus tour of Waiheke Island. There are 16 locations for you to experience all the island has to offer from the Islands best wineries, beaches, restaurants and more. Includes: Return Ferry to Waiheke Island from Downtown Auckland. Departs: Daily (Oct-Mar) Wed to Sun (Apr – Sept)

Adult Child (5-15yrs)

Taste of Waiheke

Hop On Hop Off Explorer Bus

$249

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WHALES & DOLPHIN SAFARI

Get up close to whales, dolphins, and other wildlife amid the stunning scenery of Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. Our family-friendly wildlife safari departs directly from the Viaduct Harbour in central Auckland and offers outstanding whale watching, dolphin encounters and rare seabird spotting yearround. We offer more than just whale watching and dolphin watching; our onboard marine researchers and our expert crew will share information about how they're working to protect the whales, dolphins, and marine environment. Your booking contributes directly to these important conservation efforts. Experience Auckland’s whales and dolphins and learn how you can help protect our oceans.

Adult Child (1-14yrs)

Conservation Cruise

$201

$138

AUCKLAND HISTORIC BAR TOURS

Family (2ad+2ch)

$508

Make your night out in Auckland worth remembering with a guided tour experiencing the best sips, sights, and stories of the city's historical bar scene. Proudly showcasing craft beers from boutique local breweries and/or fantastic New Zealand wines, along with delicious non-alcoholic options this is an event with a difference. Our unique combination of a guided city tour, hosted social event and a fascinating Auckland and New Zealand history lesson offers an informative, engaging, and enjoyable evening for everyone – be they a tippler or a teetotaller.

Includes;

• Three hour professionally hosted and guided tour

• Craft Beer Tour Includes: 5 New Zealand Craft beers from breweries across the country

Per Person

AUCKLAND MĀORI TOUR

Auckland City and West Coast Tour with a Māori guide - Specialising in small group touring, experience Auckland with a local Māori guide. You'll discover a landscape rich with Māori myths and legends, steeped in the history, both ancient and modern, of the tangata whenua (the people of the land). Visit the region's most important sites, landmarks and monuments. Practice some Māori kawa (protocols) and tikanga (customs).

Learn about some of the rangatira (leaders) who have shaped our nation's history. Be amazed by spectacular views of both the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea, dramatic views of several volcanoes, black sand beaches, subtropical rainforest and learn why Auckland is known as one of the world's most beautiful cities and regions! Departs 9am from your city accomm. and returns approx. 5pm. Includes lunch, snacks and luxury transport. Winner of Multiple Global Awards plus Qualmark Gold Certification.

Operated by Time Unlimited Tours

Auckland City and West Coast Tour with a Māori guide

Adult Child (4-11yrs)

$399 $200

FLAVOURS OF OUR CITY

Decadent and delicious, the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Our tour meanders through the city tasting some of the delightful sweet and history of the city. Guest are treated to award winning dishes, mouth watering craft drinks, and melt in the mouth chocolate delights. We also visit a purveyor of artisan products and try award winning cheeses, honeys and jams. This is a laid back walking tour perfect for those who have come off the early flights. Our tour finishes at one of the cities most exciting new restaurants.

Includes: 6-8 food & drink tastings both savoury and sweet Departs: Mon- Sat

Operated by The Big Foody Tour

Adult Flavours of the City

$200

TE WAO NUI - THE LIVING REALM AT AUCKLAND ZOO

Six stunning habitats showcasing the native fauna and flora of New Zealand. Discover the iconic kiwi, cheeky kea, and more than 50 of Aotearoa’s amazing natural treasures in Te Wao Nui. Home to over 75 native animals and over 100 plant species, Te Wao Nui will take manuhiri (visitors) on an immersive journey through New Zealand’s natural world. Te Wao Nui has become a must see destination for all visitors to Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland.

Adult Child (4-14yrs)

Craft Beer Tour

$146

General Admission

General Admission & Guided Walking Tour

$38 $22

$92

$78

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WAIHEKE ISLAND

WAIHEKE

INCLUDES: Pre-dinner drinks with canapés, gourmet breakfasts, ferry terminal transfers on arrival and departure.

Delamore

Experience pure luxury at this boutique lodge, built into the hillside and commanding breathtaking views over Owhanake Bay. Just a 40-minute scenic ferry ride or a 5-minute helicopter flight from downtown Auckland, Delamore is the ultimate in elegance and exclusivity. Enjoy fine dining, a cellar stocked with awardwinning wines, heated infinity pool, cave-like Jacuzzi, sauna, day spa, complimentary WiFi, and car parking.

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Oct 24 –Mar 25 AprSep 25 Suite B&B $1,930 $2,210 $2,123

SCENIC FLIGHTS

Waiheke Buzz Around

After take-off from Waiheke Aerodrome you will immediately begin to enjoy incredible views. This flight allows you to soak up some of the local beauty right from the get-go, including the local beaches, coastline and many vineyards.

Duration: 30 minutes, min 2 people to operate

Waiheke Deluxe

The ultimate experience. Board your plane in Auckland and enjoy the spectacular scenery & premium views of local landmarks on your extended scenic flight to Waiheke. Indulge in a fabulous 3-course meal & wine tasting at one of Waiheke’s premium vineyards overlooking the vineyards and views of Auckland. Finish the day off with your transfer to the ferry terminal or explore the island on your own and return to Auckland at your leisure on a later ferry. Includes: Ground transfer from downtown accommodation to one of the airports, Scenic flight & 3-course meal & wine tasting

Duration: Full-day tour including transfers.

WAIHEKE ISLAND Onetangi Beach Apartments

WAIHEKE ISLAND The Boatshed

WAIHEKE ISLAND Waiheke Island Motel

ECOZIP ADVENTURES - WAIHEKE ISLAND

EcoZip Adventures offers state-of-the-art flying fox ziplines and an eco-immersive forest walk on breathtaking Waiheke Island, for nature lovers of all ages. Alternatively, make a full day of it by trying their Zip, Wine and Dine experience, which also includes ferry tickets, a vineyard lunch, and a variety of winery visits and tastings!

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ESSENCE OF WAIHEKE WINE

Enjoy a memorable day on a picturesque island, tasting the wines and local delicacies which have made Waiheke world-renowned.

Personalised inspirational tours highlighting the very best of Waihekewine, olive oils, great food, scenery and art with passion and enthusiasm. Daily shared group tours (max. 18 people) and private tours available Known as ‘New Zealand’s Island of Wine’, Waiheke has become home to a dedicated group of award-winning wine producers. With a unique micro-climate and the winemakers’ philosophy of “small is beautiful”, Waiheke has produced some of New Zealand’s most prestigious wines. On this tour, you will visit three of Waiheke’s top vineyards and sample a range of their wines. Along the way enjoy a commentated scenic drive, learning about the Island’s history, geography, people and culture from your knowledgeable local guide. After your wine tasting experience sit back, relax and enjoy a lunch and a glass of Waiheke wine or beer at a local favourite before heading back to the ferry or your accommodation.

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Lodge The Boatshed is situated on the island of Waiheke, off the coast of Auckland. Offering 10 beautifully appointed guests suites, each with panoramic views over the ocean, a high level of design detail, open fires and relaxed pallet. The hotels extensive kitchen gardens supply the kitchen with daily produce, plenty of alfresco places to eat make this one of the highlights of staying at The
Located adjacent to the white sands and safe swimming waters of beautiful Onetangi
The largest range of holiday accommodation on Waiheke Island, voted 5th best region in the world by Lonely Planet. Studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom selfcontained apartments to suit all budgets. Restaurants, bars and bus stop within 5 minutes walk, and close to vineyards, parks and golf club.
2 Bdrm Apt B&B (1-4) $2,793 $3,073
Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 The Boatshed Suite $874 $1,219
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Wine Tours Per Person Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour $253 Operated by Island Aviation Adult Waiheke Buzz Around - per person $160 Waiheke Deluxe $572
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heart of the populated western end of Waiheke Island. The Fullers passenger ferry terminal is a 10 minute drive, the Sealink vehicle ferry is a 5 minute drive, and it is on the main bus route. The motel is also within an easy 10 minute drive of 10 of the island's most beautiful beaches, including busy Oneroa beach, pretty Palm Beach, and the long beach at Onetangi. Many vineyards, restaurants, and local activities are also a short drive (or bus trip) away.
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Home to our most important historic site, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where Māori and Pākehā signed Aotearoa’s founding document. This region is a subtropical paradise of unspoiled natural beauty rich in history and culture.

DRIVING DISTANCES: AUCKLAND TO: Paihia via East Coast 240km, 3 hrs 20 mins Paihia via West Coast 370km, 5 hrs 30 mins Whangārei 167km, 2 hrs 15 mins WHANGĀREI TO: Paihia 66km, 1 hr FACT FILE SPECIAL EVENTS: 06 Feb 2025 – Waitangi Day TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS: » The healing hot pools at Ngawha Springs and vineyards of the Bay of Islands and Russell. » 26m-high Whangārei Falls, arguably New Zealand’s most photographed waterfall. » AH Reed Memorial Kauri Park with its 500-year-old Kauri trees and treetop boardwalk – Whangarei. The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 TiPoint Nihonui Scenic Reserve Paihia To Opua Te Ti Bay 6 3 9 4 5 2 TEKEMARA JOYCES ES A V I E W R D BEDGGOOD Horotutu Scenic Reserve SELWYN BAYVIEWWILLIAMS DAVIS T E K A R UWHA MARSDENRD KINGS G R E Y S MACMURRAY 7 1 6 Cape Reinga North Cape Waitiki Landing Houhora Pukenui Houhora Harbour Karikari Peninsula Ninety Mile Beach Doubtless Bay Cable Bay Coopers Beach Taupo Bay Awanui Kaitaia Mangonui Ahipara Herekino Whangaroa Tauranga Bay Matauri Bay Kerikeri Bay of Islands Ferry Rawene Kaikohe Paihia Opononi Hikurangi Kamo Whananaki Matapouri Dargaville Whangarei Omapere Northland Ngunguru Bay Tutukaka Tikipunga Ruakaka Waipu Waipu Cove Mangawhai Heads Mangawhai Kaiwaka Maungaturoto Matakohi Paparoa Ruawai Pahi Wellsford South Head Warkworth Snells Beach Leigh Matakana Mahurangi Kawau Island Hauraki Gulf Waiwera Whangaparaoa Peninsula Waiheke Island Parakai Helensville Muriwai Beach Piha Te Henga Manakau Harbour Clarks Beach Waiuku Pukekohe Papakura Clevedon Goat Island Kaipara Harbour Hokianga Harbour Russell Opua Auckland Twin Coast Discovery Route Waipoua Rangitoto Island » Diving around
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BIRTHPLACE OF THE NATION

PAIHIA Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia

Perfectly positioned in the town centre, right on the waterfront with stunning views of the brilliant blue-green sea, Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia is the ideal base from which you can explore the 144 islands in Bay of Islands. Featuring 100 rooms and 13 waterfront suites, the hotel also offers amenities including a swimming pool and games room.

PAIHIA Sea Spray Suites

PAIHIA Copthorne Hotel & Resorts Bay of Islands

A perfect waterfront location nestled in 60 acres of subtropical gardens within the Waitangi National Trust Reserve, only a stone’s throw from the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Hotel facilities include a lagoon-style swimming pool, spa, restaurant and bar, tennis court, accessible rooms, wireless internet access.

PAIHIA Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Enjoy island-influenced architecture, expansive subtropical gardens, and light airy rooms. Visitor activities, fine dining, shopping, and the main wharf are only a short stroll from the hotel. Amenities include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, 24-hour reception and room service, guest

PAIHIA Blue Pacific Apartments

Quality self-contained accommodation with magnificent sea views from your own balcony or patio complete with BBQ and outdoor furniture. Full kitchens with fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Directly opposite Te Ti Beach, and only a 12-minute walk from Paihia township for restaurants, shopping and tour departures. Complimentary Wi-Fi and carparking.

PAIHIA Edgewater Palms

Five-star apartments amidst tropical gardens set on Paihia’s waterfront, where golden sand meets the dazzling blue Pacific Ocean. Each suite features full kitchen with dishwasher, fridge/ freezer, and microwave. Free unlimited WiFi, infinity pool, restaurant and bar (with delivery to your room on request), and secure car parking.

PAIHIA Paihia Beach Resort and Spa

This boutique resort has been designed with guests’ ultimate comfort in mind. Take in spectacular ocean views from your private balcony or patio, savour innovative cuisine at the award-winning restaurant, relax and unwind at the luxury day spa or take a dip in the pool. As an added bonus, each room features a 6ft spa bath, and guests enjoy unlimited complimentary WiFi.

NORTHLAND & THE BAY OF ISLANDS The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events.
Located directly across the road from beautiful Te Ti Beach, halfway between Paihia’s town centre and historic Waitangi. Only 600m from the ferry to Russell, this comfortable and spacious accommodation offers access to the best of the Bay of Islands. Enjoy complimentary unlimited data, and guest laundry. Per Room From 01 Apr30 Sep 24 01 Oct 2431 Mar 25 01 Apr30 Sep 25 Standard Room $189 $324 $208 King Room $216 $351 $237 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Standard Garden View $182 $384 $200 Superior Harbour View $209 $411 $230 Superior Seaview $256 $458 $282 Per Room From AprAug 24 Sep 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 1 Bedroom $286 $315 $315 2 Bedroom (1-4) $286 $315 $315 3 Bedroom (1-6) $587 $642 $645 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 1 Bdrm Standard $364 $425 $398 1 Bdrm Sea View $405 $627 $432 2 Bdrm Pool View (1-2) $533 $560 $458 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Poolside Studio $495 $803 $544 1 Bdrm Superior $589 $897 $648 2 Bdrm Apart (1-4) $684 $991 $752 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Standard $192 $295 $211 Superior $222 $340 $245 Deluxe $252 $365 $277 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 1 Bdrm Deluxe $184 $239 $202 1 Bdrm Premium $262 $341 $287 2 Bdrm Deluxe (1-4) $295 $349 $325 Hotel Hotel Self Cont Self Cont Self Cont Hotel Self Cont 1 3 5 7 6 4 2 NOTE: 24 Dec – 11 Jan surcharges apply NOTE: Minimum 2 nights stay. Note: Includes full gourmet breakfast. NOTE: Surcharges apply 16 Dec - 15 Jan BONUS: Free Wifi RUSSELL Arcadia Lodge OMAPERE The Sands Hotel 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. Only a short stroll from the village centre with its cafes, restaurants, and boutique shopping. Minimum Stays are 2 nights stay and breakfast included. Set in manicured gardens at the edge of Hokianga Harbour, this accommodation is ideally located to explore Northland’s stunning west coast. Beachfront rooms are a minute’s stroll from the shore, and rooms with balconies offer magnificent views of the harbour and sand dunes. Amenities include a restaurant and bar, swimming pool, WiFi, and car parking. Our Luxury villas designed for couples and private retreats, each featuring a courtyard, outdoor spa pool and shower, and tastefully landscaped gardens. Experience the very best in comfort with gorgeous bathrooms, plush super king beds, a fireplace for cool evenings, and a Nespresso machine for the perfect brew. A relaxing getaway, all year round. Hosted Hotel Per Room From AprOct 24 Nov 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Ranginui Suite B&B $329 $399 $362 Tautoru Suite B&B $430 $531 $473 Matariki Suite B&B $455 $556 $501 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Superior Beachfront Room $236 $330 $363 The Villa $472 $620 $519 Closed: Jun- Sept 34
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BAY OF ISLANDS

HOLE IN THE ROCK CRUISE CREAM TRIP SUPER CRUISE – DAY IN THE BAY

Half Day - Experience a four-hour journey through the tranquil waters of the Bay of Islands, enjoying spectacular views from the large decks aboard our catamaran Dolphin Seeker. We make our way towards the Cape Brett Lighthouse and get up close to the famous Hole in the Rock at Motukokako or Piercy Island. If conditions permit, we’ll travel right through it.

Afterward, the boat will make a stop at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island. Lounge on the beach or take in panoramic views from the summit.

Departs: Mon-Fri from Paihia at 10am, returns at 2.30pm. Russell departures at 10 mins later.

Sat – Sun from Paihia at 8.30am or 2pm, returns at 1pm & 6.30pm. Russell departures at 10 mins earlier.

Adult Child (5-13yrs)

Hole in the rock Cruise (Tour FGS-HIR) $146 $73

OCEAN ADVENTURE

Half Day -Relax in state of the art suspension seating for a safe and comfortable ride as you fast track your journey through the iconic scenery of the Bay of Islands. Ocean Adventure combines exhilaration and exploration with a balance of speed and thrills, as well as stops to view wildlife, learn about the Bay of Islands and take photos. Visit the dramatic cliffs at Cape Brett Peninsula and the iconic Hole in the Rock, and when conditions permit enter the amazing Cathedral Cave. Choose to visit Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island at the end of your cruise and return on one of the later ferries at no extra cost.

Departs:Daily Oct to Apr. Mon – Fri 2pm only, Sat – Sun 10am, 12noon, 2pm.

Adult Child (5-13yrs)

Ocean Adventure ( Tour ENZ-OAC)

$146 $73

Full Day -Take this extensive full day cruise of the 144 Islands of Ipipiri (Bay of Islands). See all the highlights of this spectacular region including the historical cruise route of the original Cream Trip, the Hole in the Rock on Motukōkako Island, and an island stop at Otehei Bay to explore Urupukpuka Island. Your journey also includes a visit to the Black Rocks, Marsden Cross (where in 1814 the first Christian sermon was held in NZ) and Urupukapuka Island (lunch will be available to purchase on board during the island stopover), a scenic walk or to relax on the white sandy beach.

Departures - 10:00am Daily: 26 Dec - 29 April Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday: 21 Oct - 25 Dec. Daily departures over peak periods

Adult Child (5-13yrs)

The Cream Trip (Tour FGS-SC) $185 $95

CAPE REINGA AND NINETY MILE BEACH

Full Day -A visit to New Zealand is not complete without a journey to the very top of the North Island. Uncover the wild beauty of this vast and untouched region, rich in Māori culture and tradition, on an actionpacked full day return tour. During your day you’ll drive along the sand on Ninety Mile Beach, surf down giant dunes at Te Paki Stream and meet majestic kauri trees in the Puketi Forest – and of course, visit Cape Reinga, where the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea collide. Enjoy a delicious lunch of fresh Kiwi fish and chips at our exclusive lunch stop.

Departs: Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat from Paihia at 7am and Kerikeri at 7.50am. Returns to Paihia at 6.30pm and Kerikeri at 6pm.

Adult Child (5-13yrs)

Cape Regina & Ninety Mile beach (Tour FGS-CRW) $165 $83

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CRUISING THE POOR KNIGHT ISLANDS

The ‘Perfect Day’ - Departing from Tutukaka (75-minute drive south of Paihia), ‘The Perfect Day’ delivers just that on a 23m multi-deck luxurious cruise out the famous Poor Knights Islands. Guests can relax in air-conditioned comfort, sunbathe or go kayaking, snorkelling, stand up paddleboarding or even diving for the first time under expert supervision. Enter the world’s largest sea cave, cruise through arches, see whales, dolphins, seals and rare bird life, learn about the natural and Māori history of the region, and view live underwater camera footage via TV. Departs Nov-Apr 11am, returns 4pm. Includes buffet lunch and use of kayaks, wetsuits and snorkel gear.

Note: Alternate diving options available, enquire for details.

Operated by Dive Tutukaka

Adult Child (2-15yrs)

The ‘Perfect Day’ $264 $150

WAITANGI NATIONAL TRUST

The Waitangi Treaty Grounds is an award winning cultural heritage attraction and New Zealand’s most important historic site. The Treaty Grounds features Te Kangahu Museum of Waitangi, the Treaty House, the carved Meeting House and the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe. Experience Pass includes: Full access to New Zealand's most important historic site, including all heritage buildings and the world's largest war canoe, Entry to Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi and Te Rau Aroha museum , Informative guided tour around Waitangi Treaty Grounds (50 minutes), Authentic Māori cultural performance (30 minutes) , Live demonstrations in our Carving Studio, Large gift shop & Onsite café . If opting for the, Hangi & Concert ,Our Concert & Hangi event is an intimate themed evening with a special dining experience. Your evening starts with the opening of the hangi (earth oven), followed by a cultural performance in Te Whare Rananga and hangi dinner at Whare Waka Cafe. The Experience pass is valid for Two Days. Hangi & Concert operates Nov to Mar only.

Adult Child

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BAREFOOT SAILING

Sundowner Evening Cruise – Enjoy a relaxing evening cruise sailing the inner area of the Bay of Islands. A great sailing “taster” a relaxing 2 hour cruise designed for the time conscious traveler, those looking to fit something extra into the schedule, or something special, a Sundowner is the perfect way to end the day. We set sail for our swim destination and enjoy the beauty of a sheltered anchorage while sipping on a complimentary drink before sailing home on the sea breeze. The atmosphere of an evening cruise is something you just have to experience for yourself!

BAY OF ISLANDS SCENIC FLIGHTS

Salt Air provides very personalised tours for those who wish to experience Northland in its entirety, much of which is only accessible by air. Tours depart regularly and include transfers to and from Kerikeri Airport for the half-day tour. Minimum 2 passengers.

Helicopter Hole in the Rock Flight - Experience the wonderful views of the Bay of Islands including the famous “Hole in the Rock” via helicopter - a thrilling experience over New Zealand’s favourite maritime playground. Departs directly from Paihia waterfront regularly.

Half Day Cape Reinga Aeroplane Fly/Drive Tour - This is your chance to see some of New Zealnd’s most stunning scenery including 90 Mile Beach and the Cape Reinga lighthouse. Includes a flight up the West Coast, before we land and explore the top of New Zealand for 2½ hours on our guided ground/vehicle tour. Return flight down the East Coast introduces you to areas impossible to see any other way. Departures morning and afternoon. Tour duration approx. 5 hours.

Operated by Salt Air Per Person

Helicopter Hole in the Rock Flight (20 mins)

Helicopter Hole in the Rock Landing (35 mins)

Heli Cruise Island Escape

$61 FOC

$152

MANEA FOOTPRINTS OF KUPE

$56

Manea offers a unique cultural encounter, journeying into te ao Māori, the Māori world. Our ancestor Kupe’s arrival in Aotearoa, New Zealand marked the beginning of our nation’s human story. Hokianga is uniquely associated with Kupe as the place he secured for his descendants before his return voyage to our ancient place of origin in the eastern Pacific, Hawaiki. Manea, on the shores of the spectacular Hokianga Harbour, shares warmth and welcome through our stories and traditions of Kupe and his descendants. It is a 75-minute multisensory journey of guided storytelling – through art, film, performance, digital interaction and the spectacular Hokianga environment.

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FOOTPRINTS WAIPOUA

Twilight Encounter – Experience the affinity that Māori hold with the forest and the deep spiritual respect they have for these sentinels who have stood silently witnessing the passing of time. Your guide will share thought-provoking information, humorous banter, stories and legends before respectfully greeting the oldest and largest known kauri trees in the world with spine-tingling chants and song. Be mesmerised by Te Matua Ngāhere -The Father of the Forest; who at 3,000 years is the oldest giant. Be enchanted by the largest giant, Tane Mahuta, a national icon. Witness the day transition to night and by default feel your senses become hauntingly enhanced. Just like these giant kauri trees the memories you seize are timeless treasures.

Adult Child (5-15yrs) Twilight Encounter (4 hours) $106 $46
Adult Child Sundowner Evening Cruise $97 $86 Adult Child (0-16yrs) Family (2A2C)
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UNIQUE AND UNSPOILED

The Coromandel has long been a favourite holiday destination for ‘kiwis’ but it is only in recent times that international visitors have realised the sheer beauty of this hidden gem. The scenic 400km coastline encompasses a rugged mountainous interior cloaked in subtropical rainforest, and is home to a thriving arts community.

THE COROMANDEL

DRIVING DISTANCES:

AUCKLAND TO: Thames 110km, 1 hr 30 mins

THAMES TO: Rotorua 164km, 2 hrs 30 mins

Whitianga (via Coromandel) 105km, 1 hr 30 mins

WHITIANGA TO: Whangamata 81km, 1 hr 20 mins

Napier 418km, 5 hrs 20 mins

Wellington 651km, 8 hrs 20 mins

SPECIAL EVENTS:

08 - 21 Apr 2024Echo Walking Festival

08 Sep 2024 - Trail Trilogy

Sep 2024 - Whitianga Oceans Festival

26-30 Mar 2025 - Repco Beach Hop TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

» Hot Water Beach, where at low tide you can dig your own hot pool.

» Take a guided Tour to Cathedral Cove, a stunning natural Amphitheatre.

» Waiau Kauri Grove for some of the finest specimens in the area.

» Numerous idyllic beaches including Kuaotunu, Otama, Opito Bay and Hahei.

» Panoramic views of Slipper Island, Alderman Islands and Mayor Island from atop Paku Hill, Tairua.

» Enjoy the 2-hour walk to Wentworth Valley Waterfall near Whangamata.

» Explore an old gold mine and learn about the regions gold mining history at Thames.

» Nov-Jan the brilliant red flowers of the pohutukawa (New Zealand Christmas tree) dominate the coastline.

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THE COROMANDEL The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars Whangamata Pauanui Whitianga Thames Tairua Coromandel Town COROMANDEL TOWN Anchor Lodge Motel WHITIANGA Oceans Resort Whitianga Just 400m from Coromandel town centre, perfectly located for easy access to the peninsula’s stunning natural attractions. Enjoy spectacular views from a harbour view suite or relax amongst bubbles in a luxury spa suite or spa apartment. Facilities include heated swimming pool, spa, BBQ area, guest mountain bikes, bush walk access, guest laundry, WiFi, and parking for cars and boats. Nestled on the western shore of beautiful Mercury Bay, only a stone’s throw from the golden sands of Buffalo Beach. A short stroll from the ferry, marina, and town centre, and only a 35-minute drive from Hot Water Beach. Thermal springs and day spa are right next door through a private walkway. Amenities include heated swimming pool, children’s playground, laundry, private balconies, and tennis court. Self Cont Self Cont Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Studio $210 $330 $290 Spa Suite $283 $364 $330 2 Bedroom (1-5) $499 $620 $539 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 1 Bdrm Apt** $303 $330 $334 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4)** $371 $398 $408 3 Bdrm Apt (1-6) $506 $533 $556 ** 1 Bdrm serviced daily, 2 bdrms weekly PAUANUI Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge Set amongst trees, gardens, and open spaces, within easy walking distance of the harbour, ocean beach, bush walks, golf course, and shopping centre. Self-contained units offer spacious, functional living, with kitchen facilities, large bathrooms, lounge and dining areas. Swimming pool and tennis court, with golf clubs and bikes for guest use. Free WiFi. Self Cont Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 1 Bedroom (1-2) $236 $283 $260 2 Bedroom (1-4) $351 $394 $386 Extra Person $61 $61 $67 WHANGAMATA Breakers Motel Breakers Motel is located close to Whangamata town centre and the beach. The spacious, luxury units have well equipped kitchens and Sky TV. Some units come with their own private spa pool. Guest amenities include a superb pool, BBQ area and children's playground. Ample off-street parking is provided. Motel Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Studio $273 $321 $285 Studio with Spa $313 $369 $324 One Bedroom with Spa $390 $453 $408 *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events. PAUANUI Grand Mercure Puka Park A secluded hideaway located at Pauanui Beach. 48 romantic chalets set in 25 acres of native bush and only two hours’ drive for Auckland. All rooms feature private balconies and treetop vistas. Indulge at Miha Restaurant, and enjoy the solar heated swimming pool, spa and sauna, tennis court, guest bicycles and resort-wide WIFI. Hotel Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Sep 25 Tawa Treehut $349 POA Rimu Chalet $408 POA Kauri Chalet $408 POA 2 night minimum stay 20 Dec – 20 Jan 38

NATURE EXPERIENCE, GLOWWORMS AND COASTAL TOUR

A photographer’s dream! A delightful sample of Coromandel Peninsula’s natural heritage and scenic beauty. It will be a day of fun, entertainment and local knowledge with Kiwi Dundee Adventures. Rainforests, mountains and beaches all in one day. Enjoy the flora and fauna of the semi-tropical rainforest with giant ferns, kauri tree forests and crystal clear streams. Visit the old gold caves sparkling with glowworms and hear the fascinating environmental and cultural history of this magic area. You will experience stunning Pacific coastal scenery with white sand beaches, magnificent cliffs decorated with ancient pohutukawa trees (New Zealand’s Christmas tree), old Māori pa sites, and offshore islands. With the tide permitting, a visit to Hot Water Beach is included. Lunch will be a delightful picnic or a visit to our favourite café.

CATHEDRAL COVE SEA KAYAKING

The Cathedral Cove Classic Tour - Rated as one of the best kayaking tours in the country, this tour encapsulates the magic of sea kayaking amongst breathtaking natural scenery. Based in Hahei for some of the best paddling on the planet, Cathedral Cove Kayaks are the only operators to land daily at Cathedral Cove. Explore amazing volcanic islands, paddle through sea caves in the marine reserve, and enjoy cappuccinos on the beach at our famous Cathedral Cove Beachfront Café. Includes: Professional qualified guide, full instruction, all safety gear and refreshments. No experience necessary.

Duration: 3 hours (2-2.5 hours paddle time) Departs: 8.45am & 1.30pm Sep – Apr, 9.30am & 1pm May-Aug.

Trips depart Hahei Beach (35-minute drive south of Whitianga) or arrange a shuttle service from the Whitianga Ferry Landing at an extra cost for ferry and shuttle Service.

EYEFULL TOWER RAIL TOUR

Your train driver will entertain you with the story of Barry Brickell and how this amazing place came to be, as your tram winds its way up to the EyeFull Tower lookout, traveling through a native forest of regenerating kauri, rimu and ferns. Hear how pottery has played an important role in creating Driving Creek and of our work to return the Driving Creek property to pre-European times as we travel over large viaducts, through tunnels and reversing points, on this narrow-gauged mountain railway.

This is much more than a railway journey. Suitable for all ages. An all-weather activity

GLASS BOTTOM BOAT SCENIC CRUISES

A must-do when in the Coromandel is the Glass Bottom Boat. Join a 2-hour tour to explore Cathedral Cove and the marine reserve. Take in the stunning coastline including sea caves, volcanic rock formations and pinnacles, then look down and view all the marine life in and around the reserve. This is the only tour to explore the marine reserve above and below the surface. Though the glass spot many different species of fish, stingrays, crayfish and more. On the surface look out for sea birds, penguins and seals, plus dolphins and orca. Sit back and watch the marine life through the glass or take the plunge and swim amongst the fish with equipment provided. Crew provide a fun and factual commentary of the geology and history of the area.

Departs: Daily from the Whitianga Wharf at 10.30am and 1.30pm (8am and 4pm over the summer months).

Duration: 2 hours. Suitable for all ages.

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Climb aboard for a captivating one-hour railway journey and be inspired by the story of one man’s lifetime passion to bring Art, Conservation and Engineering together to create Driving Creek.
Adult Child (5 -15yrs) The Cathedral Cove Classic Tour $167 $102 Operated by Driving Creek Railway Adult Child (4-16yrs) EyeFull Tower Rail Tour $42 $20 Zipline $148 $105 Adult Child (3-15yrs) Family (2 AD + 2 CH) The Cathedral Cove Classic Tour $140 $86 $388 Operated by Kiwi Dundee Adventures Adult Child (5-11yrs) Nature Experience, Glowworms and Coastal Tour $425 $212 39

MIDDLE EARTH MOVIE MAGIC MEETS SUBTERRANEAN WONDERS.

From the vibrant city hub of Hamilton to the rugged west coast, underground wonders and middle-earth movie magic, a visit to the Waikato offers adventures and excitement as you explore this geographically and culturally diverse region.

WAIKATO & WAITOMO

DRIVING DISTANCES:

HAMILTON TO:

Auckland 126 kms, 1 hr 50 mins

Matamata 63kms, 50 minutes

Waitomo 75 kms, 1 hr

Rotorua 108 kms, 1 hr 35 mins

Wellington 532 kms 6 hrs 30 mins

WAITOMO TO:

Auckland 200 kms, 2 hrs 45 mins

Rotorua 166 kms, 2 hrs 20 mins

Wellington 455 kms, 5 hrs 45 min

SPECIAL EVENTS:

12- 15 June 2024 - Field Days

22 Sep 2024 - International

Hobbit Day

Feb 2025 - Hamilton

Arts Festival

March 2025 - Balloons over Waikato

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

» Waitomo’s awesome limestone caves and millions of glowworms.

» The legendary left hand surf break at Manu Bay, Raglan.

» Hot Water springs at Ocean Beach, Kawhia and hot mineral pools at Te Aroha.

» Lavendar Season - Blooms are at their best in the region, from mid-November until late January with perfumed fields of purple waiting to be admired

» Sanctuary Mountain MaungatautariNZ’s largest mainland wildlife sanctuary

» Hamilton Gardens – A ‘Must Do’! International award winning experience.

» Te Awa River Ride - 65km scenic river ride through rural and urban landscapes with waterfalls, boardwalks and historic Māori sites along the trail.

» Water Falls – majestic Bridal Veil Falls (Raglan) and Wairere Falls (Matamata) North Islands highest waterfall.

» Wairongomai Valley – numerous walking trails that take in native forests, mountain streams and key historic gold mining sites and relics

WAIKATO & WAITOMO The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events.
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Waitomo Top 10 Holiday Park

Award-winning accommodation in a unique park-like setting, in the heart of Waitomo Village. Only 600m from the famous Waitomo Caves for glowworms, black water rafting, abseiling, rock climbing, and more. Facilities include a large swimming pool, hot tub, TV room with guest library, BBQ area, communal kitchen, and children’s playground.

Heartland Ambassador Hotel Hamilton

In the heart of the mighty Waikato, Hamilton is a cultural hub for the rich agricultural surrounds, as well as many iconic kiwi tourist attractions nearby. Location is also key for the Heartland Ambassador Hotel Hamilton, perfectly positioned with only a short walk to many of the city’s key attractions Stadiums, Seddon Park, Claudelands Event Centre and the CBD.

Ramada by Wyndham, Hamilton

Enjoy a memorable stay at one of Hamilton’s best kept secrets. Ramada by Wyndham Hamilton, a modern hotel set in a historic 19th-century building, offering rooms and suites that fit every kind of traveller. In the heart of the CBD make the most of your city stay, with Hamilton’s top attractions, bars and restaurants all within walking distance.

Matamata L odge

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Te Rapa Racecourse, and The Base, NZ’s largest shopping centre. Waikato Stadium, Claudelands, and the city centre are less than 10 minutes’ drive. Extensive guest amenities include a gym, indoor flow pool, three spa pools, restaurant, bar, and free car parking. WiFi available. We offer uninterrupted rural views from our working lifestyle farm, just a short distance to Matamata township and the Hobbiton Movie Set. Feel free to interact with the friendly farm animals, walk the pastures or relax under the amazing night stars. Unwind and soak in the scenery of rolling pastures, Kaimai ranges, stunning sunsets and star gazing from your private courtyard, or the rustic table and chairs nestled within one of the lush green pastures. Holiday Park Hotel Hotel Boutique AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 $256 $290 $276 $216 $256 $236 Motorhome site for 2 $78 $78 $78 AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 $221 $240 $221 $237 $258 $237 Superior Room Plus $253 $273 $253 Apr 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 $295 $325 $309 $340 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Sep 25 Standard Room $194 $209 Superior Room $228 $243 Extra Person $57 $61 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Studio Incl Breakfast $372 $330 $410 BONUS: Free unlimited WiFi New Plymouth Te Kuiti Hamilton Thames Pokeno Paeroa Taumarunui Hawera Ohakune Turangi Waiouru Tokoroa Taihape Waitomo Caves Otorohanga Cambridge Mangakino Ngaruawahia Morrinsville Wanganui National Park Tongariro National Park Lake Taupo Matamata 41

LEGENDARY BLACK WATER RAFTING

The Black Labyrinth - This is the original Waitomo subterranean adventure that will have you climbing, black water tubing, leaping and floating through Ruakuri Cave. Over three hours you’ll take leaps of faith over cascading waterfalls and float serenely down the underground river as you enjoy the glowworm show on the vaulted limestone galleries up above. Your journey concludes when you emerge into the sunlight of the forest. Duration: 3 hrs Departs: 9.30am, 12noon and 1pm (12yrs+).

The Black Abyss - The ultimate Waitomo adventure, is the caving tour of choice for natural born adrenaline junkies everywhere. Descend into the seemingly bottomless black depths of the glowworm studded Ruakuri Cave. This five hour expedition combines abseiling the 25 metre tomo, climbing, whizzing down a flying fox and cave tubing underneath glowworms into one unforgettable journey. At every stage you’re accompanied and supported by experienced caving guides from The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company who know and love this totally unique and mind-blowing environment. Duration: 5 hrs Departs: 9am and 2.30pm (16yrs+)

HOBBITON MOVIE SET TOURS

The Hobbiton Movie Set is a visitor experience based at the original locations where Hobbiton was created for the filming of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. It offers an interesting and entertaining experience incorporating the famous film set and a special insight into rural life.

Join us and experience the real Middle-earth™ at the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where, in the heart of the Waikato region, you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire™, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Your guide will then escort you around the set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made. You will be fully guided around the 12 acre set; past Hobbit Holes™, the Mill and into the world-famous Green Dragon™ Inn, where you will be presented with a complimentary, exclusive Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ beverage to conclude your own Middle-earth™ adventure.

SANCTUARY MOUNTAIN MAUNGATAURARI

WAITOMO CAVES

Waitomo Glowworm Caves - Walk through the world famous Cathedral Cave and hear the amazing acoustics in this vast space. Be amazed by the thousands of magical glowworms above, as you glide silently by boat in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Operates 365 days a year. Duration: 45 mins Departs: from 9am daily.

Raukuri Caves - Discover spectacular Ruakuri Cave, full of legends and tales. Go deeper into the story as you descend the dramatic spiral entrance. Your two hour trip will include an intimate and educational experience with small tour groups. Duration: 1hr 15 mins Departs: from 9am daily. Ruakuri Cave is wheelchair accessible..

Second Breakfast Tour: You've already had breakfast, but what about second breakfast? Be the first on the Movie Set and enjoy a hearty breakfast spread served inside our newest venue, The Millhouse. Make the first footsteps on the Movie Set as part of our first tour of the day. After your tour and a visit to The Green Dragon Inn, follow your guide back over the double arch stone bridge to The Millhouse, where you will be treated to a breakfast spread fit for a Hobbit. The breakfast table will be heaped a selection of hot and cold breakfast options. Tours depart The Shire's Rest on selected weekends, generally on Sunday mornings Come and experience for yourself

HAMILTON GARDENS

Guided Tour of Hamilton Gardens – Explore themed gardens with

gardeners remove all the flowers from one particular garden, and take a selfie in front of our steampunk airship The Huddleston.

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our experienced guides who will share the ‘inside story’ of how the Gardens was transformed from a rubbish dump into an internationally significant garden. Hamilton Gardens’ international unique concept tells the Story of Gardens reflects the evolution of civilisation. Discover where a Hollywood block buster was filmed in the Gardens and why our
Duration: 1.25 hours. Tours leave Tuesday and Thursday at 11am. Bookings outside of these hours can be arranged with 48 hours’ notice. Minimum of two people.
Per Person The Black Labyrinth $193 The Black Abyss $323 Adult Child (4-14yrs)
$77 $35 Ruakuri
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the New Zealand environment the way it used to be – an ancient, vibrant pest-free forest alive with native wildlife including many of New Zealand’s rarest and most endangered , insects, birds and fish. Step through the pest-proof gate into another world where ancient forest towers majestically above well maintained walking tracks and the air is filled with birdsong. Enjoy a variety of hikes and bush walks around our eco sanctuary, take a guided tour or nature walk and learn about why this conservation project is so special.
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PLENTY OF ACTION, PLENTY TO SEE, AND PLENTY TO DO!

Welcome to Te Moananui ā Toi (the Coastal Bay of Plenty) – a region of friendly faces and beautiful places, where the warmth of our climate is surpassed only by the manaakitanga (welcome) of our people.

The Coastal Bay of Plenty stretches from Waihi Beach to Ohope along the Pacific Coast Highway. It’s in this region’s nature to impress, inspire and excite you.

BAY OF PLENTY & GISBORNE

DRIVING DISTANCES:

TAURANGA TO: Auckland 205 kms, 2 hrs 55 mins Whakatane 96 kms, 1 hr 30 mins

GISBORNE TO Opotiki via East Cape Coastal road (SH35) 334 kms, 6 hrs

Opotiki direct via SH2 145 kms, 2 hrs

SPECIAL EVENTS:

1 -14 Apr 2024 – Flavours of Plenty Festival

Sept 2024 - Zespri AIMS Games

Jan 2025 - Katikati Avocado Food & Wine Festival

Jan 2025 – One Love Festival

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

»Top beaches in NZ #1 Mount Maunganui others include Waihi Beach, Pāpāmoa Beach and Ohope Beach.

» Maunga Hikurangi is the sacred mountain of the Ngati Porou people, and the first place in the world to see the sunrise. Gain access to our sacred maunga and sacred sites to obtain a unique authentic Maori culturalexperience and sunrise.

» Stroll the 2.9 km walk around the base of Mount Maunganui.

» Outdoor explorers and eco travelers will love Islands to visit, marine life to see, easy walks, waterfalls and cycling trails to enjoy

» Abundance of produce grown in region giving fresh ingredients to an extensive foodie scene

» Exceptional wineries, award-winning ciders and the oldest independent brewery in New Zealand. Gisborne is a thirst-quenching region to appease even the most refined taste buds.

» Dive Tatapouri located 15 minutes from Gisborne offers a world famous interactive marine experience with Stingrays and other sea life.

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BAY OF PLENTY & GISBORNE The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events. GISBORNE Bella Vista Gisborne From the moment you arrive you'll enjoy the convenience of being located in close proximity to the Gisborne CBD for business, shops, entertainment and other activities. At Bella Vista Gisborne we cater for all your business and recreational needs. Self Cont. MOUNT MAUNGANUI Oceanside Resort & Twin Towers Prime beachfront accommodation overlooking the golden sands and sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean. Near Mauao, for walks around the base or breathtaking views from the top. Each room has a private balcony or patio. Amenities include a 15-metre lap pool, hot pool, gym, sauna, guest laundry, WiFi access, accessible rooms, and secure car parking. Self Cont. Per Room From AprNov 24 Dec 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Resort Studio $326 $403 $365 Resort 1 Bdrm $380 $465 $473 Resort 2 Bdrm Suite $419 $535 $473 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Compact Studio $189 $236 $216 Superior Studio $221 $256 $236 One Bedroom $248 $324 $290 town centre’s boutique shopping and restaurants. Start the day with a gourmet breakfast from their onsite café. Amenities include unlimited free WiFi, onsite gift shop, undercover outdoor dining area, free laundry facilities, and free car parking. Per Room From Apr 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Deluxe Unit $198 $218 2 Bdrm Spa Unit (1-2) $231 $254 3 Bdrm Unit (1-2) $209 $230 Hamilton Tauranga Taupo Whakatāne Taumarunui Gisborne Hicks Bay Tolaga Bay Murapara Waikaremoana Ruatoria Te Araroa Waihi Beach Tokomaru Bay Matamata Morrinsville Lake Taupo Raukumara Forest Park Bay of Plenty Rotorua White Island Mt Maunganui Waihi Opotiki Te Urewera National Park Te Puke Okoroire Fill your senses on a magical trip through ancient rainforests and experience all that authentic Maori culture has to offer. Enjoy a fun-filled and affordable cultural experience at Kohutapu Lodge overlooking serene Lake Aniwhenua. Only 55 minutes from Rotorua or 40 minutes from Whakatane, surrounded by lush farmland, native bush, lakes and rivers – your holiday stay can be as restful or as vigorous as you choose. Enjoy a guided walking tour in one of the world's last remaining Jurassic Podocarp Native Rainforests or experience a historical cultural tour of the land. Learn traditional Māori activities - weaving, haka lessons, night time eel fishing and more. Or perhaps you might just want to gaze at the lake, and relax. Fill up with our delicious hangi meals including tasty puddings. Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 Self-Contained Cabin $202 $216 Activities Add-on per person $654 $654 MURUPARA Kohutapu Lodge Hotel Arrive in the afternoon at the Lodge Tour of local tribe Ngati Manawa's tribal lands Visit significant historical sites including ancient Maori rock carvings • Tour the Murupara township to learn about the local history Enjoy a traditional Hangi Feast (earth oven). Hear the story behind a small Maori family’s vision and the positive impact that has on the local community Join in interactive workshops See the Maori Haka demonstration and find out the origins of this ancient tradition.
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THE NEW ZEALAND TRILOGY

Waitomo Glowworm Caves have collaborated with Hobbiton and Te Puia to create a unique trilogy that combines some of the best sightseeing that the North Island of New Zealand has to offer. Package includes: Discover Waitomo (Waitomo Glowworm Caves + Ruakuri Cave), Hobbiton Movie Set and Te Puia (Te Ra & Haka) This unique trilogy combines some of the best that the North Island of New Zealand has to offer. Experience Hobbiton Movie Set, the picturesque setting for the Shire that featured in the Sir Peter Jackson directed films, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. This offer includes Te Puia, the home of Maori culture and geothermal activity and be mesmerized by the world famous geyser Pohutu under stars. Descend into the magical Waitomo Glowworm Caves under a galaxy of glowworms and to ancient Ruakuri Cave, a spectacular cave full of legends and tales. Walk amongst magnificent cave formations and see sparkling glowworms up-close. Hobbiton tour allow 1 hour, 50 mins. Te Ra & Haka 1.5hrs. Waitomo Glowworm Caves tour allow 45 mins and Ruakuri Cave tour allow 2 hours (allow a minimum of 3 hours, 30 mins to complete both tours)

Operated by Te Puia

Trilogy Self-Drive Package

Adult Child (5-15yrs)

$413

$220

HOBBITON MOVIE SET TOURS

The Hobbiton Movie Set is a visitor experience based at the original locations where Hobbiton was created for the filming of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. It offers an interesting and entertaining experience incorporating the famous film set and a special insight into rural life.

Your tour starts with a drive through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will escort you through the 12 acre site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton Movie Set was created. Hobbit Holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill and other structures can be views and you will see how this beautiful Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth. Specially brewed beverages are available at The Green Dragon Inn as you complete your tour. After your tour of the film set your host will return you to The Shire’s Rest with the opportunity to visit The Shire Store.

Evening Banquet Tour: Includes a guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set, one complimentary beverage in the Green Dragon Inn, evening dinner banquet meal and a guided evening tour through The Shire. Operates Sunday to Wednesday from The Shire’s Rest with extended departures in Summer.

MOUTOHORĀ: ISLAND SANCTUARY REEF ECOLOGY TOUR

Dive Tatapouri offers a world famous interactive marine experience with Stingrays and other sea life. This interactive Reef Ecology tour is famous for its interaction with Wild Stingrays and is one of the most popular and unique things to do in New Zealand. The knowledge guides will walk you across the reef to meet the Tamariki (Children) of Tangaroa the Maori God of the sea. Whilst meeting the residents of the reef our guides will provide insightful information about the different species you may encounter.

Once you’ve been kitted out in designer waders, you’ll embark on a reef tour at low tide with an experienced guides. During your reef tour, you’ll have the opportunity to observe and interact with the natural inhabitants of Tatapouri Bay and even feed wild stingrays! You’ll also learn about local legends and gain an insight into the methods once used by Maori to manage their natural resources.

Duration: Allow 2 hours to complete your reef tour.

WAIMARINO TOURS

Kayak and Glowworms ex Tauranga

At dusk let your guide lead you onto calm Lake McLaren for a gentle paddle into the night and discover the magic of the enchanting glowworm canyon. Includes transfer from Waimarino (10min drive from Tauranga), double sea kayaks, buoyancy aids and jackets, light snack and drinks.

Departs: Times vary depending on the month.

Duration: 3.5 hours including approximately 1.5 - 2 hours paddling. Moderate fitness required. Accommodation transfers available at additional cost.

Take a short boat ride to visit one of New Zealand’s most restricted wildlife sanctuaries. Moutohorā (also known as Whale Island) is home to a number of endangered bird species such as the Saddleback, Kākāriki (New Zealand parakeet), and the Little Brown Kiwi. It is also home to New Zealand’s living dinosaur, the Tuatara. Visitors to the island will learn about the island’s Māori and European history. Along with spectacular views and beautiful bush life, visitors can dig their own personal spa on the island’s secluded hot water beach. Departs: Wed, Fri-Sun at 10am (weather permitting). Trips confirmed the evening before (Between 7 -8pm). Duration: 4hrs approx. Min age 4 years.

BAY EXPLORER

Your Half Day Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise begins as you’re welcomed aboard the Bay Explorer at Tauranga waterfront jetty. You will spend the cruise exploring the pristine Bay of Plenty coastline and islands where we will showcase the amazing diversity of marine wildlife including dolphins swimming along side our vessel. Watch seasonal seabirds, penguins, seals, whales, sunfish, school fish, sharks, orca...even turtles! Our dolphin & wildlife cruise is tailored to those wanting a genuine kiwi experience in nature. It’s a story about our human intrigue with amazing marine animals and their habitat. Participate by searching on the large top deck for that once in a lifetime wildlife encounter. We have limited our passenger numbers for comfort and to enable a more personal experience. Our large spacious boat is also ideal for families. The Captain and experienced crew lust to share their marine knowledge with you and will provide fascinating commentary and point out all that they see so you won’t miss a thing. A shared lifetime experience. Don’t forget your camera as we are able to get up close to wildlife, making it a photographer’s dream. You will return to Tauranga by 2:00pm so you will have the rest of the day to explore our beautiful region, the Bay of Plenty, or continue your travels!

The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars BAY OF PLENTY & GISBORNE Adult Child (11-17yrs) Child (5-10yrs) Movie Set Tour - ex Shires Rest $119 $60Tour + Evening Banquet $229 $176 $118 Adult Child (5-15yrs) Infant (4yrs & under) Half Day Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise $189 $70 $27 Per Person Glowworm Tour $303 Operated by Ngati Awa Tourism Adult Child (8-15yrs) Moutohorā: Island Sanctuary Tour $161 $69 Operated by Dive Tatapouri Adult Child (0-15yrs) Family (2AD+2CH) Reef Ecology Tour $70 $24 $156
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THE VOLCANIC LAKE DISTRICT OF THE NORTH ISLAND

Historically known for its geothermal wonders and Māori culture, today’s Rotorua encompasses these and yet so much more. Perfect for families, unmissable for the adventurous, revitalising for those in need of pampering and sublimely pure and pristine for those seeking to explore nature. Discover all the elements that come together to forge Rotorua.

ROTORUA

DRIVING DISTANCES:

ROTORUA TO:

Auckland 229kms, 3 hours

Paihia 454kms, 6 hours

Thames 152kms, 2 hours

Hamilton 108kms, 1 hr 30 mins

Napier 215kms – 2 hrs 45 mins

Taupō 80kms, 1 hour

Wellington 450kms, 5 hr 35 mins

Hicks Bay 283kms, 4 hrs 13 mins

SPECIAL EVENTS:

6 Apr 2024 – Xterra

Rotorua Festival

3-4 May 2024 (60th year!)Rotorua Marathon & Red Stag

Half Marathon

24-30 Jun 2024 – Rhapsody Rotorua Music Festival

25-27 October 2024Isuzu Utes Whaka100

Feb 2025 - Lakeside

Concert Rotorua

March 2025Crankworx Rotorua

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

» Geysers and mud pools: raw geothermal energy spouting steaming water tens of metres skywards while mud pools gurgle incessantly. Check out Pōhutu Geyser at Te Puia, the largest active geyser in the Southern Hemisphere, which erupts several times throughout the day, reaching heights of 100ft/30mts!

» Whakarewarewa (Redwoods) Forest: 3 minutes from the city centre and free to access. There’s nearly 200 of kilometres of walking, mountain biking and horseriding networks in the shade of towering Californian Redwoods and other species.

» Waterways: 18 stunning lakes and several rivers and streams offer every type of water activity, including jet boating, rafting, kayaking and world-renowned trout fishing (seasonal restrictions).

» Spa and Wellness: Enjoy worldrenowned relaxing and rejuvenating experiences incorporating naturally mineral-rich spring water.

» Mt Tarawera: A dominant feature on the horizon, this dormant volcano can be viewed up close and personal by helicopter and on foot.

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courtyard and garden. We live upstairs in split level home with our two children. All our guests have enjoyed our personal service and quality recommendations. Full Breakfast, laundry facility, safe off-street parking, free internet access.

OLD TAUPO RD 5 5 5 AMOHAU STREET LAKE ROAD SALA STREET Rugby Park Wildlife Sanctuary Pourakau Bay Te Ruapeka Bay Rotorua Hospital Arikikapakapa Golf Course FROUDE ST WARD AVE Arawa Park Racecourse RANOLF ST TENGAERD SALAAVENUE Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kawaha Point Ohinemutu Kuirau Park Government Gardens Lake Rotorua HEMORD OLD TAUPORD OLD TAUPO RD OLD TAUPO RD FENTON ST FENTON ST RANOLF ST KING ST MILLER ST TUTANEKAI ST RANGIURU ST AMOHIA ST ARAWA ST LYTTON ST SUNSETRD RIRISTTALLYHOSTVIEWRD CLAYTONRD MARGUERITA ST MAIDA VALE ST To Airport Glenholme Fairy Springs Koutu 30 30 30 A 30 A 7 8 3 1 2 10 9 11 Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve 30 Hillcrest VICTORIA ST TENGAERD TI ST DEVON ST SOPHIA ST WHAKAUE ST LAKERD MALFROY RD PERERIKA ST 14 13 5 4 6 12 The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars ROTORUA *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events. ROTORUA B&B @ The Redwoods Secluded yet central. Two new purpose built luxurious ensuite guestrooms with private entrance, guest-only lounge, dining and outdoor living area. Decor is simple yet stylish, lounge opens onto
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Sep 25 Superior Room $199 $253 $219 Superior Plus Room $219 $293 $241 Family Room (1-2) $246 $313 $271 Hotel 2 BONUS: Children 12yrs and under stay FREE* ROTORUA Arawa Park Hotel Rotorua This property boasts panoramic views over Arawa Racecourse and is within an easy walk of the CBD, Convention Centre and Whakarewarewa Geysers. The hotel offers 135 stylish guest rooms including 5 Suites with corner bath, and most with a private balcony. Onsite, dine at the Atrium Restaurant featuring modern kiwi cuisine with 24 hour room service, free WiFi, the gym and parking. Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Superior Room $181 $212 $199 Deluxe Spa $191 $221 $211 Extra Person $54 $54 $59 Hotel 3 BONUS: Children 12yrs and under stay FREE* ROTORUA Jet Park Hotel Centrally located only a fiveminute stroll from the city centre, this boutique hotel offers modern facilities and comfortable rooms. Free Continental breakfast, spa baths in many rooms, complimentary WiFi, boutique café menu and room service, tepid outdoor swimming pool, spa, bike storage and wash, family friendly rooms, kids’ play areas, and free parking. Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Standard $239 $217 $263 Superior $278 $252 $306 Extra Person $328 $311 $360 Hotel 4 BONUS: Complimentary WiFi and Parking, plus indoor & outdoor kids' play areas. ROTORUA Aura Accommodation Firmly established as a Rotorua favourite, Aura Accommodation has all your needs covered. Central location, geothermal mineral pools, heated outdoor pool, free bikes, and a strong emphasis on sustainability. With air conditioned units, Sky TV and Netflix available, there’s room for everyone to sit back and relax. Per Room From AprOct 24 Nov 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Studio $208 $235 $228 1 Bedroom Unit $241 $268 $265 Family Studio (1-2) $241 $268 $265 Self Cont. 5 ROTORUA Distinction Rotorua Hotel Perfect accommodation for adventure enthusiasts, located adjacent to Whakarewarewa Forest with its world-class mountain biking trails. Offering bike hire, a wash-down facility, and bike storage unit. Only minutes from the city centre. Free unlimited WiFi, swimming pool and spa, underground private grotto spas, four onsite eateries, and free car parking. Per Room From AprOct 24 Nov 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Superior Room $183 $245 $195 Deluxe Room $202 $264 $215 Suite $253 $328 $266 Hotel 6 BONUS: FREE unlimited Wifi $ 47
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ROTORUA The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events. ROTORUA Solitaire Lodge Solitaire Lodge Rotorua is one of the finest examples of luxury accommodation New Zealand has to offer. Styled with comfort in mind, all 10 luxury suites feature panoramic views of the glassy lake and magnificent volcano through grand picture windows. The subtle design brings the outdoors in, inviting you to unwind and soak up the peace and quiet of this tranquil setting. RATE INCLUSIONS: Full Board Suite Tariff includes accommodation, complimentary mini bar (alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages & snacks), pre dinner drinks & canapés, five course dinner, full country breakfast and light lunch. Complimentary WIFI. Use of Lodge dinghies and kayaks. Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Executive Suite $1,820 $2,427 $2,002 Tarawera Suite $2,427 $3,034 $2,670 Solitaire Suite $2,832 $3,438 $3,115 Luxury 13 ROTORUA Novotel Rotorua Lakeside 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. Amenities include natural geothermal pools, fitness centre, sauna, accessible rooms, 24 hour reception and room service, WiFi and free car parking. Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Sep 25 City View Room $292 POA Lakeview $350 POA Junior Suite $409 POA Hotel 8 *Children under 16yrs stay FREE incl bkfst* Superior Room Lakeview ROTORUA Millennium Hotel Rotorua Next to beautiful Lake Rotorua and just a brief stroll from the city centre, from here you can experience the area’s rich history and explore thermal pools or native bush. Lake or garden views from all rooms. Awarded EnviroSilver status for sustainable practices, the hotel offers accessible rooms, child-friendly facilities, free parking, restaurant, bar, WiFi, and a day spa. Hotel 9 Superior Room Lakeview Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Superior Room $283 $357 $311 Lakeview $324 $398 $356 Club Room (incl breakfast) $405 $479 $445 ROTORUA Copthorne Rotorua Located near the city centre and surrounded by natural wonders, Copthorne Hotel Rotorua gives you the best of both worlds. Our Rotorua spa hotel offers 58 spacious rooms and suite. Leisure facilities include a Restaurant and Bar, a gym, heated outdoor pool, and two outdoor spas. Bike Storage and on-site Parking. Hotel 7 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Superior Room $189 $263 $208 Extra Person $13 $13 $15 ROTORUA Regent of Rotorua Designed with the modern traveller in mind, this hotel is the epitome of chic, luxury accommodation in the city. Relax in the peaceful urban sanctuary, with the convenience of dining and shopping only steps from the front door. Offering an onsite restaurant and wine bar, outdoor heated swimming pool, private mineral pool, accessible rooms, family suites, 24-hour reception, mini gym, plus complimentary WiFi and parking. Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Superior Room $224 $259 $235 Boutique Suite $280 $324 $294 2 Bdrm Exec. Suite $369 $428 $387 Hotel 11 Surrounded by the sparkling waters of Lake Rotorua, On the Point is an intimate luxury retreat featuring spectacular lake views to Mokoia Island. This stunning retreat offers the perfect base for experiencing the rich culture and geothermal wonders of the area or you can simply relax and enjoy the tranquility of this stunning location from the comfort of our inviting rooms. Accommodation includes spacious, luxuriously furnished suites within the retreat, private lake cottage suites along with the owner’s residence. Tennis court, gym, massage treatments, petting animals, secluded beach, fishing all available on the property. Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Suite B&B $935 $1,092 $1,029 Main Suite B&B $1,298 $1,454 $1,427 Lake Villa 1-8 people $3,248 $3,782 $3,573 ROTORUA On The Point Luxury 14 ROTORUA Rydges Rotorua In close proximity to the edge of the Redwood forest, overlooking the glistening waters of the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley, Rydges Rotorua is the perfect base. Featuring an on-site geothermally heated pool, the locally famous Chapman’s Buffet restaurant, a Mountain Bike wash station and secure storage inside, free parking and Wi-Fi, and a dedicated play zone for the kids. Hotel 10 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Superior Room $228 $268 $251 Deluxe Room $289 $329 $317 Extra Person $68 $68 $74 BONUS: FREE unlimited Wifi ROTORUA Pullman Rotorua Pullman Rotorua is located in the city and only moments away from the lakefront. It is surrounded by surreal scenery and iconic attractions. Discover shooting geysers, bubbling mud, natural hot springs and magical forests. The hotel has 130 rooms and suites, a gym, Executive Lounge, vibrant restaurant, chic bar and 4 dynamic meeting rooms with internet connectivity. The perfect base to explore the region's geothermal paradise. Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Sep 25 Superior Room $406 POA Deluxe City View Room $481 POA Deluxe Lakeview $511 POA Hotel 12 48

WAIMANGU VOLCANIC VALLEY

Open from 8.30am daily.

Self Guided Walk - Visitors are given an interpretive guide sheet for their walk through the Valley. Pathways lead into a vibrant landscape of amazing natural structures and geothermal activity set amongst beautiful native forest. The shortest walk is 40 minutes, the longest 2 hours. We recommend allowing 2 hours. Waimangu’s free shuttle

will return you to the entrance.

ROTORUA CANOPY TOURS

Soar through the trees and experience ancient New Zealand forest like never before. Named one of South Pacific’s top 10 experiences, Rotorua Canopy Tours is an adventure not to be missed. There are two unique eco-tour experiences to choose from, featuring a network of ziplines, swing bridges, cliff walks and treetop platforms, as you journey deep into 500 hectares of ancient forest. Immerse yourself in this intact native ecosystem filled with towering trees, native flora and beautiful birdsong. Each tour has a limit of 10 people and your knowledgeable kiwi guides bring fun and creativity to a story that goes back 1000 years. It’s an adventure that puts you at the heart of the forest restoration story, with every ticket purchased contributing to their conservation efforts.

Adult Child

Original Canopy Tour - 3hrs (Child: 6-15yrs) $193 $161

Ultimate Canopy Tour - 3.5hrs (Child: 10-15yrs) $269

Self Guided Walk and Rotomahana Boat Cruise - Follow your self-guided walk down to Lake Rotomahana where the 'Ariki Moana' waits. During your cruise you’ll learn more of the area’s fascinating history and view geothermal activity around the lake’s edge that can be seen only from the water. The awesome volcanic landscape of this completely separate geothermal system contrasts sharply with calm waters and abundant birdlife, and is the perfect addition to the Valley Walk. Includes Valley Walk and 45 minute Boat Cruise. Allow 3 hours. Walking Tour and Boat hours: Open 8.30am every day. Last admission for Walk + Boat Cruise is 2.00pm. Last admission for the walk only is 3.15pm.

Tip: Download the Waimangu Volcanic Valley app before you come, to get the most out of your visit. Get this from the App Store or Google Play

Adult Child (6-16yrs)

Self Guided Walk

Self Guided Walk and Rotomahana Boat Cruise

$52

$19

$107 $38

WHAKAREWAREWA – THE LIVING MĀORI VILLAGE

As NZ’s most authentic cultural encounter, Whakarewarewa – The Living Māori Village delivers an unforgettable day-time experience for all ages.

Located in a geothermal valley, and home to two Māori sub-tribes, residents have been sharing their enviable lifestyle with visitors for generations. On the Guided Village Tour you’ll gain insights into Māori culture, learn how locals live alongside bubbling mud, hot pools and erupting geysers, utilising Mother Nature’s forces for cooking and communal bathing. Or, take the self-guided Whaka Geothermal Trail and experience incredible geothermal activity, including Pōhutu Geyser, the largest and most active geyser in the Southern Hemisphere. Hungry? Stay for lunch and enjoy delicious food including the world-famous Whaka Hangi Pie! Whakarewarewa – The Living Māori Village is located just minutes from central Rotorua.

Adult Child (5-15yrs)

Admission, Guided Village Tour & steam cooked Corn tasting

Admission, Whaka Geothermal Trails

Admission Combo, Guided Village Tour & Whaka Geothermal Trails

$49 $22

$38

$78 $34

$236

KAITIAKI ADVENTURES

Mt Tawrewa Crater walk experience - Experience the unique landscape and history of Mt Tarawera. Infamous for its eruption on June 10th, 1886, Mt Tarawera created the world's youngest geothermal valley of Waimangu, at the same destroying the legendary Pink and White Terraces. This fully guided walking experience encompasses the unique landscape and history of the area. With unmatched scenic vistas and 360 panoramic views this experience is ideal for all ages and includes an optional run in to the heart of the volcanic crater. This activity includes transportation to and from accommodation.

Mt Tarawera Heli Fly/Drive Combo - This unique experience allows visitors to travel to Mt Tarawera with Volcanic Air, taking in the scenic wonders of the area from the air, before landing on Mt Tarawera for your guided crater walk experience. This flight includes the stunning scenery of Lakes Okareka, Tarawera and Rotomahana, as well as being able to see on clear days to White Island and Mt Ruapehu. Once you have landed, you will be guided around the crater of Mt Tarawera by Kaitiaki Adventures, before being driven back to Rotorua

Mt Tawrewa Crater walk experience

Mt Tarawera Heli Fly/Drive Combo

SKYLINE ROTORUA

Adult Child (7-18yrs)

$184 $184

$820 $820

Return Gondola Ride

Gondola & 3 Luge

Half Day Adventure Pass

Gondola & Buffet Lunch

Gondola & Buffet Lunch & 3 Luge

Gondola & Buffet Dinner

Gondola & Wine Tasting

Adult Child (6-14yrs)

$46 $30

$83 $51

$200 $143

$87 $60

$133 $86

$111 $73

$133 $94

Created by the Tarawera eruption on the 10 June 1886, Waimangu Volcanic Valley is the world’s youngest geothermal system. Just 20 minutes south of Rotorua and 40 minutes north of Taupo, it’s an awe-inspiring place where visitors can experience nature at its dramatic best. bus
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HELL'S GATE GEOTHERMAL RESERVE AND MUD SPA

Brought to life by the legend of Rūaumoko, our land has inspired stories and excited visitors since the dawn of time. Around every turn you’ll experience something different - from steaming cliffs and mud volcanoes, to muds and waters that have soothed battle-scarred bodies for centuries.

Take a guided or self-guided tour of New Zealand’s most active geothermal reserve, walking amongst erupting waters, an active mud volcano and land coral. Experience getting your hands and feet dirty in our healing mud foot pool or try your hand at Maori carving. You’ll soon discover the legends and myths behind Hell’s Gate.

Hell’s Gate Mud Bath And Spas - Hell’s Gate mud spa is a historic New Zealand experience. The healing properties of the thermal mud and sulphur mineral water have been used by local Maori for over 800 years. Open and clean your skin by lathering it in our unique mud, before exfoliating and cleansing with a soak in the sulphur spa.

The Hell’s Gate Experience - Combine Hell’s Gate’s most popular experiences in one package. Take part in the guided or self-guided interactive geothermal walk, before indulging in our geothermal mud baths and sulphur spas. It’s a Rotorua experience you’ll never forget. Complimentary shuttle service available, bookings are essential.

WHITEWATER RAFTING AND KAYAKING

Kaituna - Grade 5 - The ultimate with the legendary 7 metre waterfall! Reputed to be the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world. Adrenaline pumping fast and furious. 50 mins on the water, allow 3 hours in total including transfers. This is the one to brag about - not for the faint hearted!! Summer trips 9am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Winter 10am and 2pm. Min. age 13 years.

Rangitaiki - Grade 3-4 - Fun, scenic and exhilarating with major torrents of whitewater and spectacular scenery. 1hr45 – 2hrs on the water. Allow 5.5 hours for the total experience including central Rotorua accommodation transfers. Departs Rotorua 10.30am. Includes lunch. Minimum age 10 years.

Scenic Rafting - Grade 2 - Enjoy awesome scenery, cascading waterfalls and beautiful forest views on a gentle rafting trip on the Lower Rangitaiki River. The rapids never go over grade 2, making this ideal for families or the less adventurous (children 5 years and over). Spend approx. 90 minutes on the water. Allow 5.5 hours for the total experience, including central Rotorua accomm. transfers, lunch is included. Departs Rotorua 10.30am.

Hot Pools Kayaking - Grab your swimsuit and towel and join us for a guided Kayak trip to the spectacular Manupirua Springs Hot Pools. Paddle across scenic Lake Rotoiti to this amazing spot only accessible by boat. Situated right on the lake edge there are a range of hot pools of varying temperatures all fed from a natural hot spring. Duration: 2hrs kayaking however allow 5hrs in total including transfers. Departs on demand, min, 2 people.

Evening Kayak Trip - Join us for a guided Kayak trip to the spectacular Manupirua Thermal Pools. Paddle across scenic Lake Rotoiti to this amazing spot only accessible by boat. Situated right on the lake edge there are a range of hot pools of varying temperatures all fed from a natural hot spring. Have a leisurely soak while your guide cooks an appetising Kiwi BBQ dinner. after dinner enjoy a sunset paddle across the lake to a hidden Glow Worm Cave. Paddling time is usually around 1 hour each way. Departs 3.30pm daily (Nov-April). Includes: Dinner, full training and all required specialist equipment, comp. transfers from central Rotorua.

VELOCITY VALLEY

An array of unique New Zealand adventure activities all in one easily accessible location.

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NATURE CONNECTIONS

Half Day - Geothermal Wonderland Tour - Experience the amazing geothermal activity and stunning volcanic landscapes of the “world’s youngest geothermal area“ Waimangu Volcanic Valley on a combination guided walk and boat cruise. Set amongst an incredible volcanic landscape of enormous volcanic craters the easy well – graded walking track’s offer spectacular views of the valley’s diversity of hot crater lakes, steaming cliffs, hot streams, boiling springs, sizzling hot pools, hissing fumeroles, vividly coloured silica

Departs: 8.00am, returns 12.30pm. Includes: Lunch, boat cruise, Rotorua City accommodation pick up/drop offs.

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Geothermal Walk $43 $22 Hell’s Gate Mud Bath & Spas $88 $44 The Hell’s Gate Experience $109 $54 Adult Child (6-16yrs) Half Day - Geothermal Wonderland Tour $202 $67 Per Person Kick Starter $59 Double Dip $102 Adrenaline Overload $182 Operated by River Rats Adult Child Kaituna - Grade 5 (Per Person. Child: 13yrs+) $139 $139 Rangitaiki - Grade 3-4 (Per Person. Child: 10-15yrs) $204 $161 Scenic Rafting - Grade 2 (Child: 5-15yrs) $204 $140 Hot Pools Kayaking (Per Person. Child: 5-15yrs) $172 $172 Evening Kayak Trip (Per Person. Child: 5-15yrs) $204 $204
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strapped into a professional sprint race boat and hang on while your professional driver takes you on three hot laps of our 1km sprint course, reaching speeds of up to 100kmph and you don’t get wet! Full safety harnesses and equipment provided. Pick One: Choose any One Ride from Agrojet, Freefall Xtreme, Swoop or Shweeb Racer. Swoop - Snuggle into a specially designed hang glider harness and be hoisted 40m high. One, two or three people can go at any one time; nominate one person to pull the ripcord and as you release you dive towards the earth at 130kmph, before arching into a giant swing. Pick Two: Choose any Two Rides from Agrojet, Freefall Xtreme, Swoop or Shweeb Racer. Shweeb Racer- Pedal Assistant pods. Riders can reach speeds of 45-50kph. On the curves, the vehicles swing centrifugally to over sixty degrees away from vertical, making for a very thrilling and dynamic ride experience. 4 Tune: Choose any Four Rides from Agrojet, Freefall Xtreme, Swoop or Shweeb Racer or choose One Bungy. Freefall Xtreme - Freefall Xtreme is the only place in the Southern Hemisphere where you can try the art of body flying – be suspended on a wind column and let our team take you on the flight of your life. Family Starter Pack: Choose any Six Rides from Agrojet, Freefall Xtreme, Swoop or Shweeb Racer. (Bungy can be included and is the equivalent of 4). (8 and 10 ride packs are also available).

TE PĀ TŪ

Feast on song, drama, tradition, and divine seasonal kai (cuisine) within our forest Pā (village) –blanketed by towering Tawa trees, blazing bonfires, and forest-formed amphitheatre. Te Pā Tū shares Māori history, traditions, and cultural aspirations across 4-hours of celebration and feasting. These events change with each season of the maramataka, the Māori lunar. From arrival into Te Pā Tū, we share seasonal kai horotai (delicacies). These can include roasted tuna (native eel), creamy pāua (abalone) on rewena (bread) crostini, foraged greens, chunky smoked kahawai, ember warmed kumara and restorative kawakawa tea. Torch light guides manuhiri (guests) to a lavish but relaxed four course feast. Hāngī remains hero but it shares the table with lesser-known Māori delicacies, prepared fusion style. Wagyu pincanha, Watercress chimichurri, taro gratin – even kumara ice-creameach dish is inspired by or infused with traditional ingredients, stories, or cooking techniques. Whether dining al fresco or in our wharekai (dining room) we celebrate the spirit of hākari (feasting) and of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Adult Child (5-15yrs)

MITAI MĀORI VILLAGE

Evening Cultural Experience

$269

POLYNESIAN SPA

$114

Day Spa Therapies Package:

Pavilion Pools (Child 2-14yrs)

Adult Child

$48 $48

Witness maori warriors dressed in traditional clothing, arrive by ancient warrior canoe. Be captivated by a powerful entertaining cultural performance of local songs & dances including the haka. Learn about the art of the Ta Moko (tattoo), Poi dance, Carving, and our local Flora & Fauna with their medicinal uses. Dine on the succulent traditional earth cooked Hangi, before visiting our spiritual & sacred freshwater spring and view our outdoor glow worms.

Adult Child (5-15yrs)

Evening Cultural Experience and Hangi $161 $93

Through storytelling and shared insights, discover the hidden corners of our geothermal valley, a place indelibly connected to the origins of tourism in New Zealand. The pure adrenalin rush of standing next to one of Mother Nature’s true natural wonders. You feel Pohutu Geyser reverberating beneath your feet and hear the guttural roar of an eruption before you see it.

Marvel at the skill and creativity of our carvers and weavers from our indigenous arts and crafts wananga (schools) and see live kiwi in our award-winning Kiwi Conservation Centre.

Pātaka Kai is the only restaurant in the world overlooking an active geothermal geyser and offers a full range of snack, light lunch, and dining options.

Adult Child

Te Ra & Haka – Admission & Daytime performance (5-15yrs)

Geyser by Night (8-15yrs)

$116 $66

$88 $44

Te Po – Indigenous Evening Experience & Day pass (11-15yrs) $245 $155

as the glowworms twinkle around you. Includes snack and bottle of water, kayaks, paddles, dry bag, buoyancy aid, spray skirt and spray jacket. Transfers includes from the Rotorua i-site.

Departs: At sunset. Duration: 3.5 Hour including approx. 2.5 Hour paddling time Fitness Level: 3/5. Must be 8+ years.

Located downtown on the edge of Lake Rotorua, Polynesian Spa is New Zealand’s leading internationally acclaimed spa offering a unique thermal spa experience. 28 hot mineral pools are offered in a choice of four areas: adults, private, family or deluxe Lake Spa. The Lake Spa Retreat offers an enticing array of spa therapies in a relaxation haven (pre-bookings essential). A spa, gift shop and a cafe are also present. Therapies are available, enquire for the full menu of therapy options. Bathing suits, towels and lockers available for hire (child 5-14yrs). Get the best of both worlds and bathe in the Deluxe Lake Spa and a Sky View Private Pool, with a 60 minute massage, healthy lunch and spa gift.
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Katoa Lake Rotorua combines jet boat action, exhilaration, nature, culture and history. Choose from the thrill of a Speed and Spins jet boat ride on Lake Rotorua, or discover the sacred Island of Mokoia Island and hear about history and culture, while strolling through stunning native bush and marvelling at the island’s flora and fauna. Another unique option is to visit Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools. This unspoilt piece of paradise is only accessible by boat! Cruise by jet boat from Lake Rotorua through the stunning Ohau Channel onto Lake Rotoiti. Enjoy the tranquillity of the natural hot pools, before returning to our City lakefront location. KATOA LAKE ROTORUA Adult Child (5-15yrs) Speed, Spins & Adrenaline - 30 mins $108 $70 Manupirua Hot Springs 2.5-3hrs $178 $124 STARLIGHT KAYAK TOUR TE PUIA Operated by Waimarino Tours Per Person Kayak Glowworms and Hot Pools ex Rotorua i-Site (STAR) $303 Experience an evening kayaking adventure paddling across one of New Zealand’s most stunning water ways, Lake Rotoiti. Take in the beautiful scenery, abundant birdlife, and learn the myths and legends linked to the area. Enjoy a soak in the Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools as the sun sets. On your return paddle into the our secret glowworm cave and watch
Family Pools (Child 5-14yrs) $32 $16 Sky View Private Pool (Child 5-11yrs) $38 $16 Deluxe Lake Spa incl. towel & locker (Child 2-14yrs) $86 $86 Day Spa Therapies from: $351 $351
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ROTORUA DUCK TOURS

Experience the thrill of riding in an authentic WWII amphibious “duck” as well as viewing spectacular volcanic scenery and other natural wonders. Our fully guided sightseeing and informational tours provide a great introduction to Rotorua’s rich history from Māori migration to geothermal beginnings. Great for all ages. All departures leave from 1241 Fenton Street Rotorua.

Discover Rotorua City and Lakes (90mins) - Join us on this fascinating journey of discovery that begins in town where Rotorua’s rich history unfolds before you as we tour local landmarks and share stories and legends of the past. Highlights include Lake Rotorua, Mokoia Island, Geothermal Sulphur Point, Government Gardens, The Museum and Blue Baths. The adventure continues as we venture on to Lakes Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Okareka where the Duck’s elevation affords magnificent views of Mt Tarawera. Departs Daily. Summer 11am & 1pm, Winter 11am.

Tarawera and Lakes Tour (120mins) - Meet your legendary conDUCKtor as we head out to Lake Okareka with its amazing million dollar homes and abundance of bird life. Next we journey out past the Sacred Green Lake to see the magnificent volcanic domes of Mount Tarawera. Your second plunge will be into Lake Tarawera where you will hear the stories of the devastation of that fateful day of the eruption in 1886. Our 3rd splash down is into the beautiful Blue Lake before returning to town. Departs daily. Summer at 3.30pm. Winter at 2.15pm

BONUS: 1 Child free with 1 paying adult during the holiday period

Discover Rotorua City and Lakes (90mins) $92 $54 $210

Tarawera and Lakes Tour (120mins) $119 $70 $264

VOLCANIC AIR

Mount Tarawera Volcanic landing - Fly to the site of the largest eruption in New Zealand’ living memory. Landing on Mount Tarawera offers a privileged view of spectacular craters and domes formed by the 1886 eruption. Here you will enjoy and interesting commentary based on the region’s history, culture and geology. Flights to and from the volcano take in expansive views of our stunning lakes District, National Parks and a view of Mount Tarawera from above! (Helicopter - allow 40 minutes)

Mt Tarawera Volcano/Waimangu Geothermal Valley - Fly to the site of the largest eruption in New Zealand’s living memory. From Mt. Tarawera to the Waimangu Thermal Valley view the eruption trail and surrounding lakes district with the thrill of taking off and landing in a Floatplane. (Allow 30mins)

Crater Lakes Floatplane Flight - Join us to view Rotorua beyond the crater rim. Enjoy spectacular views of our hidden lakes district, distant volcanoes and local geothermal activity in this captivating overview of this stunning area. Climb above Mokoia Island and look back over the city to appreciate the volcanic caldera in which Rotorua sits. Flying over the eastern ridgeline reveals the lakes of Okataina, Tarawera, Okareka, Rotokakahi (Green Lake)and Tikitapu (Blue Lake). These stunning crater lakes are surrounded by native forests and pastoral lands, hidden from the city by our volcanic terrain.

All tours require min. 2 adults.

Mount Tarawera Volcanic landing - Tour 3B

Adult Child (2-11yrs)

$636 $478

Mt Tarawera Volcano/Waimangu Geothermal Valley - Tour 3A $372 $279

Crater lakes Floatplane Flight Tour 2A

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SECRET SPOT HOT TUBS

Local brothers Eric and Keith created Secret Spot, so you can visit paradise, a secret place, where streams and bird song set the relaxing tone. Enjoy an individual hot tub soak with push button drinks service. By day take in the beautiful natural surroundings, swing bridges and waterfalls, by night Secret Spot becomes magical with tasteful lighting, and burning flames. Delight with a “Shinny Dip” foot hot tub, FREE with any drinks purchase.

Stop in for a tasty lunch or a cool drink. Want great coffee? Try our Manuka roasted coffee or indulge in our hand-crafted teas, delicious!

Hot Tub 2 people $84

NATIONAL KIWI HATCHERY

An unforgettable insight into our internationally renowned kiwi conservation programme. The National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa is proudly the world’s largest and most successful kiwi hatching and rearing centre.

A not-for-profit charitable trust, the work undertaken at the National Kiwi Hatchery is of national significance. We are the national experts in kiwi husbandry, egg incubation systems, hatching and rearing, caring for 75% of the kiwi chicks hatched in Aotearoa. On the National Kiwi Hatchery Experience guided tours, visitors will learn all about New Zealand’s national icon, its fight for survival and discover how we have successfully hatched over 2100 kiwi chicks. Watch genuine ‘conservation in action’ in our purpose-built incubation facility and if you’re lucky see a newly hatched kiwi chick! Following the 45-minute guided tour, visitors can discover the interactive human-sized kiwi burrow and explore the nocturnal kiwi house at their own pace.

100% of ticket sales go straight back to the National Kiwi Recovery Trust. Your support is directly helping save our precious kiwi.

National Kiwi Hatchery “Kiwi Encounter” experience 45 minute guided tour, to see kiwi conservation in action and learn about the efforts of our kiwi husbandry team. Discover what it takes to hatch a chick, and if visitors are lucky they’ll even witness baby chicks in person

Behind the scenes exclusive join an expert guide and step ‘behind the glass’ for an unforgettable immersive experience. Join the hatchery team in a staff-only area to learn about the incubation and chick rearing techniques from the global experts.

$243 $182

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our giant inflatable balls and roll down our four different and exhilarating tracks that will have you laughing uncontrollably the entire time. Discover the world's longest zig-zag Sidewinder Track at 350m, the smooth and fast 250m double Straight Tracks, MEGA Track – mega steep, mega fast, mega fun. Or challenge yourself on our latest track- Big Air with drops, jumps and plenty of thrills!Think of it like a giant water slide, 40 litres of water (warm in winter, cool in summer). Minimum age is 5 years, maximum weight 125kgs

THE REDWOODS ALTITUDE & TREEWALK

The Altitude Experience - Puts you into the canopy of Rotorua’s famous Redwood forest. Traverse the giant redwoods via 650 meters of 25 themed jungle bridges, each one more thrilling than the other. Channel your inner adventurer as you make you journey high into the treetops. You’ll feel like Indiana Jones’ as you make your way across nets, rope swing bridges and flying foxes. This is the adventure you’ve been waiting for. Located only five minutes from the heart of Rotorua city, Redwoods Altitude is a next-level tree top experience. Allow two and a half hours for this experience.

Redwood Treewalk - A Rotorua must do. Feel the spirit of Rotorua’s iconic Redwood Forest from above and up close to the 120-year-old giants. This suspended 30-minute ecological walk captures the beauty and ambience of the forest from a bird’s eye perspective. By night the Treewalk transforms with illuminated lanterns and infinite colour lighting. Daytime for nature and night time for magic.

Redwoods Altitude Daytime Treewalk

Adult Child (10-15yrs)

$116 $116

Treewalk - Daytime Walk $40 $25

Treewalk - Nightlights Walk

$40 $25

Superman dive into a giant inflatable ball and roll down Mt Ngongotaha with ZORB, at their only NZ location! This incredibly fun activity is the ultimate bucket list activity! by crazy inventors, dive head into
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Aotearoa’s largest lake is the star of a pristine outdoor playground. Featuring secluded bays, icy rivers, beautiful native bush, natural hot pools, world-class trout fishing and mountain backdrop, the lake is a year-round hub for events and activities.

Bella Vista Motel Taupo is situated on the fringe of the Lake Taupo town centre. This location means it is just a short stroll to the lakefront, cafes, restaurants and shopping district.

Our superior smoke free Taupo motel accommodation includes a variety of studios and one bedroom units. Units vary from just tea and toast making facilities to those with cooking facilities.

Anchorage Resort, part of the

Set in a quiet location just off the main highway, only 200m from

Luxurious and elegant accommodation right on the edge of famous Lake Taupō with direct beach access, offering a variety of units that all include spa baths. Enjoy a swim in the heated freshwater pool, or relax and unwind in the naturally heated thermal spa. Other amenities include unlimited complimentary WiFi and free off-street car parking.

TAUPŌ Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels

Set on the shores of magnificent Lake Taupō, the position of this luxury accommodation affords uninterrupted lake and mountain views. Minutes from local attractions including Huka Falls, hot mineral pools, golf courses, and lake cruises. Amenities include a heated swimming pool, private grotto plunge pool, sauna, gym, and WiFi.

Nestled amongst the epic scenery of the Central Plateau, with impressive views across Lake Taupo and Tongariro National park, relax and unwind in pure luxury. All beautifully-appointed rooms and suites have private terraces and guest amenities include an elegant bistro, heated swimming pool, spa, sauna, kids’ pool, tennis court, accessible rooms and facilities, mountain bike hire, gym, room service and Wi-Fi.

Acacia Cliffs Lodge has been purpose built to ensure luxury and comfort, contemporary in design but with a strong New Zealand character. The lodge is a very quiet and private property nestled on two hectares of landscaped grounds, and only six kilometres from the vibrant town centre of Taupo. Includes accommodation, pre-dinner drinks and canapes, gourmet breakfast continental and cooked, complimentary bottle of NZ wine on arrival, in-room refreshments, full use of lodge facilities, free internet access and courtesy pick up/drop off Taupo Airport by prior arrangement.

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, personal service and unique experiences.

LAKE TAUPŌ The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events.
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Heritage Collection, is a beautiful complex located right on the shores of New Zealand's largest body of water, Lake Taupo. We offer self-contained, serviced, motel accommodation on the edge of Lake Taupo. With a range of modern and well-equipped studios and 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments - all with complimentary WiFi, free parking, and air conditioning, some with underfloor heating. Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Studio $337 $324 $370 One Bedroom (1-3) $453 $311 $498 Two Bedroom (1-4) $492 $479 $541 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Spa Studio $295 $364 $325 One Bedroom lakeview $283 $351 $311 Two Bedroom Poolside $317 $391 $349 Per Room From AprSep 24 AprSep 25 Guest Room $367 $382 Deluxe Room $385 $392 One Bedroom Apartments $468 $503 Per Room From Apr 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Garden View Suite $799 $879 Lakeview Suite $905 $1,086 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Junior Suite $3,474 $4,466 $3,722 Alan Pye Cottage $7,816 $9,924 $7,816 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Garden View $283 $337 $311 Poolside $324 $378 $356 Lakeview $310 $364 $341 4 Star Motel Motel. Lodge Luxury Hotel. Hotel Self Cont. Self Cont. 1 7 8 5 6 4 2 3 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Compact Studio $166 $229 $209 Superior Studio $182 $249 $236 One Bedroom $216 $317 $290 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Standard Lakeview $290 $344 $319 Superior Lakeview $371 $465 $408 Includes: Pre-dinner drinks and canapés, a 5 course dinner, full country breakfast, use of all lodge facilities and return Taupō Airport transfers. 54
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HUKAFALLS JET

Feel the rush of 270,000 litres per second of crystal clear water thundering down towards you! Hukafalls Jet will take you on a 30 minute thrill ride to the very base of Huka Falls, New Zealand’s most visited and amazing natural attraction. Shoot through tunnels of trees, buzz past banks and cliffs at 80km/h in your state of the art jet boat and then hang on tight for the famous Hukafalls Jet 360° spins! Hukafalls Jet is the only jet boat operator permitted to visit the spectacular Huka Falls – you won’t get any closer than this! Operates daily 9am to 5pm. A courtesy vehicle is available on request for transport within Taupō. Allow 1 hour.

CHRIS JOLLY OUTDOORS SCENIC CRUISES AND FISHING

Chris Jolly Outdoors for all your fun on the Lake! Daily scenic tours, private fishing charters, guided hikes and fly fishing are just a few of the activities we specialise in.

Daily Scenic - The iconic Cruise Cat is your smoothest ride to view the Lake and visit the famous Maori rock carvings. Learn the history of the region whilst enjoying your complimentary homemade muffin and hot drink. Family activities on board, wheelchair and pushchair access. Under 5’s always free with kids free in the NZ school holidays. Duration: 90minutes departs 10.30am, 1.30pm (5pm cruise Dec-April). On Sundays, experience the Kiwiana Brunch with a fishing demonstration and full cooked Kiwi Breakfast. Duration: 2 hours.

Fishing - On the Lake in your private boat, or up one of our many rivers with your specialist Fly Fishing guide. The team at Chris Jolly Outdoors will ensure you have an experience of a lifetime.

TAUPŌ TANDEM SKYDIVING

Tick skydiving off your bucket list over stunning Lake Taupo. Jump with Taupo Tandem Skydiving –NZ’s #1 Rated Skydive on Tripadvisor. Choose from our

VENTURES BEYOND

Western Bay Taster Cruise – This 90+ minute journey departs from Kinloch Marina just a short 15 minute drive from Taupo township. We'll swing by Kotukutuku landing and onboard any Great Lake Trail riders and their bikes while you take a 2 minute walk into the bush to discover the first of 3 waterfalls. Western Bay Adventurer Cruise -When exploring the Western Bays you can see the Karangahape Cliffs, hidden ravines and even stop off in the glistening waters of Te Papa bay for a picnic - either bring your own or order an amazing grazing platter from The Good Graze Co. A great afternoon full of exploring the wonders that are only accessible by boat in the Western Bays of Lake Taupō. Perfect for families and groups wanting a once in a lifetime adventure.

Bay Taster Cruise

Bay Adventurer Cruise

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TONGARIRO RIVER RAFTING

Tongariro Whitewater Rafting - Enjoy a grade 3+ whitewater rafting experience that combines the heart pumping action of more than 60 rapids with sufficient lower grade water that enables the splendid scenery and ample wildlife to be enjoyed. During all this, challenge your limits by daring to do the cliff jump and take in the commentary from our knowledgeable professional guides. Allow 4hrs (2-2 1/2hrs on the river). Grade 3+. Departs Summer 9am and 2pm. Winter 12pm.

Tongariro Family Float - Let the whole family enjoy a leisurely cruise down the soft, tumbling water of the lower Tongariro River. Immerse yourselves in the magnificent scenery and observe the many species of native wildlife that will surround you. Our safe, guided route brings the magic alive to first time rafters and especially children. Allow 3hrs (1 1/2hrs on the river). Grade 2. Departs Summer 10.30am and 3.30pm. Winter 9.00am.

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range of altitudes including Taupo’s Highest Skydive at 16,500 ft. Take in unbeatable views of active volcanoes and pristine coastlines as you free fall for up to 75 seconds. At TTS, we make sure your skydive experience is unforgettable from start to finish.
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Adult Child (2-15yrs) Hukafalls Jet $141 $90 Taupō Classic (Scenic Cruise and Jet Boat) $182 $122 Adult Child (5-16yrs) Daily Scenic Cruise $53 $22 Trout Fishing: 3 hour private boat charter (1-12 people POA for larger groups) $1,922Trout Fishing: Half Day Fly Fishing for 2 people (Licences, tackle and transport included) $1,133Trout Fishing: Full Day Fly Fishing for 2 people (Licences, tackle, lunch and transport included) $2,238 Adult Child Tongariro Whitewater Rafting (Child: min. 10yrs) $193 $166 Tongariro Family Float (Child: min. 3yrs) $139 $118 Per Person 12,000ft skydive (40 seconds freefall) $368 15,000ft skydive (60 seconds freefall) $423 16,500ft skydive (60 seconds freefall) $591
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RUAPEHU, TARANAKI & HAWKE’S BAY

DRIVING DISTANCES:

AUCKLAND TO:

New Plymouth 365 kms, 5 hrs

Napier 433kms, 5 hrs 30 mins

Mt Ruapehu 340 kms, 5 hrs

Martinborough 648 kms, 8 hrs

WELLINGTON TO:

Mt Ruapehu 330kms, 4 hrs

Napier 320 kms, 4 hrs

MARTINBOROUGH TO

Napier 280 kms, 3 hrs 45 mins

Rotorua 455 kms, 5 hrs 30mins

Wellington 80kms, 55 mins

SPECIAL EVENTS:

18 May 2024 - Hawke's Bay Marathon

6 Apr 2025 - Harvest Moon featuring Tome Jones

13-16 Feb 2025Napier Art Deco Festival

Mar 2025 - F.A.W.C! (Food and Wine Classic)

MOUNTAIN, SURF AND WINE EXPERIENCE

Western North Island encompasses a variety of landscapes including the dramatic snow-capped peaks of Mt Taranaki, Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe, while further south are rolling farmlands, all bound by a pristine coastline. For connoisseurs of the grape, Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa region gives you a 350km touring route through world-class wineries. Be sure to call into the Martinbough Wine Centre.

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

» Located in World heritage listed Tongariro National Park, 2,797m high Mt Ruapehu is the North Island’s highest peak and a popular skiing and hiking destination.

» In Feb 1931 an earthquake registering 7.9 on the Richter scale levelled almost all the buildings of Napier. Napier’s famous Art Deco reputation is a result of the massive rebuilding at the city in the Art Deco style so popular in the 1930s.

» Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre has an important breeding and research program for native birdlife and home to the rare white kiwi.

» Remarkably similar in shape to Japan’s Mt Fuji, 2,518m Mt Taranaki in Egmont National Park is one of New Zealand’s most accessible alpine areas and has 300 kms of walking tracks throughout the park.

» Wine Tasting – The Hawke’s Bay is highly regarded for its chardonnays & Wairarapa is highly regarded for its fine reds.

» Nov -Mar visit Cape Kidnappers Gannet Reserve, one of only 2 mainland colonies in the world.

» Hawke’s Bay is now officially a Great Wine Capital of the World.

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The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars RUAPEHU, TARANAKI & HAWKE’S BAY New Plymouth Palmerston North Taupo Taumarunui Hawera Ohakune Turangi Waiouru Levin Waipukurau Taihape Bulls Woodville Hastings Eketahuna Upper Hutt Tongariro National Park Lake Taupo Wellington Stratford Mt Taranaki National Park Opunake Mt Ruapehu Wanganui Napier Wairoa Masterton Martinborough Hawke Bay Castle Point Cape Kidnapers Haurangi Forest Park Cape Palliser *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum nights stay during special events. NAPIER Art Deco Masonic Hotel NAPIER Scenic Hotel Te Pania NAPIER Quest Napier NAPIER The Crown Hotel Sitting on the waterfront with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Masonic Hotel is an Art Deco jewel offering unique, characterful Napier accommodation options. Right in the heart of 1930s Napier and opposite Hawke's Bay's MTG (Museum), The Art Deco Centre and i-SITE, the hotel's location is perfect for exploring the Art Deco city. Styled to complement its remarkable location on the water’s edge, this award-winning hotel offers a fresh and contemporary accommodation experience just a short stroll from the Art Deco town centre. Amenities include a restaurant and bar, 24-hour reception and room service, complimentary car parking, and free WiFi. A dog-friendly room is available. Housed in a beautiful historic building in the town centre, this serviced apartment-style hotel offers relaxed and comfortable accommodation. Only a short walk to the beach and coastal walkway. Amenities include fully-equipped kitchenettes, local restaurant chargeback, free WiFi, and car parking (paid direct). Accessible apartments available. The Crown Hotel Napier is set in the picturesque seaside village of Ahuriri with boutique shops/cafes and the ocean at your doorstep. Offering 39 guestrooms and suites, choose from the elegant heritage suites in the original 1932 Crown Hotel or the modern studios, 1 and 2 bedrooms. The hotel also offers complimentary undercover carparking, lockup bicycle storage, fitness centre, wifi, s, heritage bar with outdoor courtyard and fireplace. Hotel Motel Self Cont. Hotel Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Superior Room $215 $290 $236 Art Deco Studio $376 $592 $414 One Bedroom Pacific View Suite $484 $668 $533 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Superior Room $242 $308 $242 1 Bedroom Suite $385 $492 $385 Family Room (1-4) $484 $615 $484 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Studio Apartment $216 $230 $238 1 Bdrm Apartment $256 $282 $281 2 Bdrm Interconnecting (1-4) $512 $564 $563 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Studio from $256 $303 $282 One Bedroom from $290 $357 $319 Two Bedroom from $458 $512 $504 MT RUAPEHU The Park Hotel Ruapehu OHAKUNE Powerderhorn Chateau NEW PLYMOUTH The Devon Hotel NEW PLYMOUTH Distinction New Plymouth Hotel An affordable hotel right in National Park Village with stunning view of all 3 volcanoes. Easy access to Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro Crossing (and transport). Great value king, twin, family and quad rooms. Rustic Aspen style lounge with a popular restaurant and bar. Guest Laundry, drying room and outdoor hot tubs. Powderhorn Chateau combines modern facilities and the ambience of a traditional ski chalet, with the comfort of a hotel. We are located on the doorstep of the spectacular Tongariro National Park and close to Whakapapa Ski fields. All rooms feature a TV, air conditioner/heater, internet access and tea/coffee making facilities. Guest amenities include a restaurant and bar, heated indoor pool, laundry, ski shop, and drying room. The Devon Hotel in New Plymouth is the perfect destination. Relax in one of the stunning gardens, unwind in
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MARTINBOROUGH The Martinborough Hotel

Sophisticated, elegant, boutique accommodation in the heart of this world-class wine village. Choose heritage rooms in the original 1882 building, or more contemporary suites in the newer part of the hotel; both offer utmost comfort throughout. The on-site restaurant and bar offers

takes you through 10 tunnels and over 20 bridges as you travel 40KM by rail and 25KM by Jet Boat on the Whanganui River. This tour offers a mixture of nostalgia and adrenaline. Tokirima 10 Tunnel Ride: Board our shuttle at Taumarunui and be delivered to our waiting carts on the line. You will travel through 10 tunnels including the longest tunnel on the line of 1.5 kms. Visit a Lavender Farm. Included: Lunch, shuttles and Rail Cart

Walking Tour - Take a walk back in time with a guided walking tour of Napier’s fascinating Art Deco Quarter. Your local guide will tell you stories of the earthquake that destroyed the city, the people that were affected, and the remarkable recovery and rebuild that was completed within two years. A truly memorable experience of the most complete Art Deco city in the world.

Vintage Car Tour - Discover Napier’s Art Deco heritage in style in a luxurious 1930s vintage car. Your journey will take in the city’s famous Art Deco Quarter, historic Port

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FORGOTTEN WORLD ART DECO EXPERIENCES Operated by Art Deco Trust Adult Child (12-16yrs) Walking Tour $32 $32 Vintage Car Tour (1-4 People) $283 *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding.If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events. Per Person Full day 20 Tunnel Tour $538 Full day Rail River Run $538 Tokorima 10 Tunnel $409 Venture into the Forgotten World and connect with New Zealand’s enriched past. Enjoy a front row seat as you travel through breathtaking landscapes whilst discovering our country's pioneering history. Escape the everyday and embark on an experience that will transport you to a bygone era bursting with intrigue in the seldom seen region known as the Forgotten World. Venture along the 142km line, pass through 24 tunnels and cross 98 bridges and explore the pristine native bush, rugged hills and isolated farms while listening to the stories of the area’s pioneering days. 20 Tunnel Tour: is a full day experience where you can immerse yourself in the Forgotten World and its history. Venture through 20 Tunnels, take in the beauty of the stunning Tangarakau Gorge and visit the Republic of Whangamomona. Rail River Run:
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an exquisite dining experience with fresh, local produce, and tastings of some of the world’s finest wine. Free onsite parking. Set amongst vineyards, with sweeping gardens and panoramic views, Peppers is the epitome of a charming country estate. Each villa and cottage has been individually designed for ultimate comfort, and are placed to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings. The region’s best food and wine takes centre stage at the on-site restaurant, or take a hamper of gourmet treats for a picnic among the vines. Set in 24 acres of landscaped parklands, native bush, and fragrant gardens on the outskirts of Masterton, this refreshing luxury retreat is perfectly located to explore the beautiful countryside and local vineyards. Facilities for your enjoyment include a heated indoor pool, tennis courts, free WiFi, three restaurants, room service, and on-site car parking. Hotel Hotel Hotel Per Room From Apr 24 - Sep 25 Mon-Wed Thurs-Sun Heritage Room $324 $405 Heritage Suite $391 $445 Superior Garden Suite $405 $472 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Standard $202 $229 $222 Superior $243 $270 $267 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Winemaker Cottage B&B $283 $306 $311 Lakeside Cottage B&B $396 $442 $313 Secluded Cottage B&B $450 $472 $495 BONUS OFFER: Complimentary WIFI Includes: Breakfast daily PALMERSTON NORTH Copthorne Hotel Palmerston North Stay in style and comfort in the heart of the city. Located just off The Square, the hotel is within walking distance of the Regent on Broadway and the Central Energy Trust Arena, and a myriad of dining and shopping options. Amenities include an on-site restaurant and bar, gym, complimentary WiFi, and car parking. Hotel Per Room From Apr 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Superior $229 $252
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Havelock North, Hawke's Bay. Photo Credit: Graeme Murray

TAKARO TRAILS

Self Guided Cape Winery Tour – This popular tour is an easy 16km ride with a focus on visiting wineraries. From the fine wineries of Black Barn and Te Mata Estate in Havelock North you join the trail to cycle through orchard country, following the Tuki Tuki River, to the Pacific coast. On reaching the coastal settlement of Te Awanga your cycling efforts are rewarded with visits to more acclaimed wineries including Elephant Hill and Clearview Estate. Up to 6 wineries on the route. Includes Scott pathway bike and helmet hire, transfer to/from your Napier accommodation, riding instructions with map and water bottle and the "No Worries Package" which include guaranteed best bikes, total back-up support, cellphone holder, carrier & pannier bags and theft insurance. NB: It is standard practice for wineries to charge for tastings. Departs 10am. Allow 6 hours

THE SILKY OAK CHOCOLATE COMPANY

Heaven on Earth for Chocoholics! Designed to meet the cravings of everyone while learning more about the evolution of this delicious indulgence. Museum, shop and café open 9am-4pm weekdays and from 10am weekends and public holidays.

Chocolate Through the Ages Museum (Self guided). Step back 3,000 years and learn how chocolate has evolved through the centuries to the tantalising, silky smooth chocolate we all know and love today. View our 2,500 year old Mayan Chocolate Pot. Allow 30 mins to 2 hrs.

Triple Chocolate Dipper - Chocolate tasting at our factory shop. Includes entry into our Chocolate “Thru the Ages” Museum, Chocolate drink (or tea/coffee), chocolate muffin/slice (accompanied by liquid chocolate and cream) at our Café plus a bonus take home gift (chocolate of course). This is chocolate overload. Allow 2 hrs.

Triple Chocolate Temptation – A guided version of the Triple Chocolate Dipper tour above. At the factory a staff member will explain the chocolate making process, and will accompany you through the museum. Your guide will leave you once you have been seated at the café. The take home gift is a larger box of chocolates than the Triple Chocolate Dipper. Must be prebooked. Allow 2 hours.

PŪKAHA NATIONAL WILDLIFE CENTRE

Home of the famous White Kiwi - Witness conservation in action for yourself at one of New Zealand’s leading captive breeding sites for endangered native wildlife. Located 20 minutes north of Masterton and two hours from either Napier or Wellington, the 942-hectare forest restoration project is home to wild birds that have been reintroduced as well as a visitor centre, theatre and shops. Feed the longfin eels, learn about tuatara, see the working kiwi nursery and meet Kahurangi the kōkako. Afterwards visitors can relax in the café beside wild kākā overlooking the takahē. Open everyday from 9:00am

1 hour Guided Tour - Learn about the forest from a dedicated ranger as you explore Pūkaha’s walking tracks. Includes the Kiwi Nursery.

2 hour Behind the Scenes Tour - A unique option for those wanting a deeper look at Pūkaha’s conservation work. Includes the Guided Tour and a special hands-on experience as guests accompany a ranger about their daily duties with the wildlife.

ODYSSEY WINE TOURS

A Twilight Odyssey - A progressive three-course meal across some of New Zealand’s top winery restaurants. Beginning with a scenic drive, participate in an interactive wine tasting at Vidal Estate while indulging in a gourmet platter. Enjoy a ‘Champagne sunset’ from Te Mata Peak (seasonal). Main course served with wine at Elephant hill or Craggy Range (restaurants subject to change). Finish with a visit to New Zealand’s oldest and grandest winery the Mission Estate for dessert and dessert wine. Includes: accommodation transfers, sightseeing with full commentary and progressive three-course meal with wines.

Full Day Odyssey Experience - A complete action-packed taste of what Hawke’s Bay has to offer. Learn about wine etiquette and tasting technique then enjoy a full behind the scenes tour of the famous Church Road winery and New Zealand’s only wine museum. Visit the country’s oldest and grandest winery, the Mission Estate for lunch with matching wine. After lunch, visit a selection of top boutique wineries and indulge in a tasting platter at one of them. A complete wine and gourmet experience! Includes: accommodation transfers, lunch with wine, afternoon tasting platter, sightseeing with fully guided commentary and wine tastings at 6 wineries.

Adrift’s one day and multi-day treks, walks, canoe trips and Rail Trail Cycleway tours offer a professionally guided and enjoyable experience for people of all abilities and skill levels.

One Day Guided Tongariro Alpine Crossing - The Tongariro National Park has dual World Heritage status with three active andesitic volcanoes, Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Ruapehu. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing spans the length of Mt Tongariro starting at Mangatepopo and concluding at Ketetahi with the highest point being at Red Crater. Highlights include Soda Springs, South Crater, Red Crater and Blue Lake. Includes: Return Transport from National Park and Whakapapa Village accommodation, lunch, guide/s and trekking/wet weather gear hire. Duration: 7-8hrs. Meeting time: 8-8:30am. Finish time: 4:30-5pm. Approx. 1 hour of scheduled stops and photo opportunities. This can vary depending on weather conditions. A medium level of fitness is required. The walking pace is not fast but is steady.

Sunset Guided Walk - This is a fantastic 2 hour walk along an easy grade track on Mt Ruapehu. Walk for 45 minutes to a point where we can sit, relax and watch the sun setting over Mt Taranaki whilst indulging in one of New Zealand’s finest wines. Your guide will talk about the areas geology, volcanology and New Zealand cultural history. Includes: guide/s, a glass of New Zealand sparkling wine and return transport for National Park Village and Whakapapa Village. Pick up times vary and are 1 hour before sunset and drop off is 1 hour after sunset. Approx. pick up times: 7.00pm in summer. 4:30pm in winter (01 May-30 Sep). If walking on a un pathed track is too much then the route can be changed to something easier. Pick up and drop off from accommodation in Taupō, Turangi and Ohakune can also be arranged (extra costs apply).

1 Day Whanganui River Guided Canoe - For those who want to experience one of New Zealand’s Great Walk by canoe. The Whanganui National Park has rugged terrain covered in lush native forest with the Whanganui River flowing through the heart of it. It is rich with Māori and European history, the largest reminder of which is the famous ‘Bridge to Nowhere’. Just as the early explorers did, you will see and experience the NZ wilderness. Paddling downstream you will travel through bush-clad hills, see waterfalls, spectacular sheer gorges, farmland as well as some rapids en-route. Includes: Guide/s, transport between the Adrift Tongariro base and the river put in, lunch, all equipment required (canoe, dry barrels for your gear, PFD’s, paddles). Departures: Oct – May Pick up: 9am

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Per Person Tongariro Crossing 1 day walk $399 Sunset Guided Walk $177 1 Day Whanganui River Guided Canoe Private $860 Adult Child Self Guided Park Entry $26 $7 1 Hour Guided Tour $54 $27 Per Person Self Guided Cape Winery Tour $135 Per Person A Twilight Odyssey $484 Full Day Odyssey Experience $430 Adult Child (1-12yrs) Family (2AD+2CH) Chocolate Through the Ages Museum $9 $5 $24 Triple Chocolate Dipper $46 $40Triple Chocolate Temptation $95
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WELLINGTON

NZ’S ULTIMATE URBAN DESTINATION

New Zealand’s capital city is full of hidden laneways, and world-class coffee and craft beer. Experience Te Papa’s interactive museum magic, go behind the scenes at Wētā Workshop to see props from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, and still have time for shopping and dinner at one of Wellington’s award-winning eateries.

DRIVING DISTANCES:

WELLINGTON TO:

Auckland 650 kms, 9 hrs 30 mins

Rotorua 460 kms, 6 hrs 30 mins

Taupō 370 kms, 5 hrs 20 mins

Masterton 100 kms, 1 hr 20 mins

Napier 320 kms, 4 hrs 30 mins

Paihia 890 kms, 13 hrs

Wanganui 195 kms 2 hrs 45 mins

SPECIAL EVENTS:

May 2024 - Visa on a Plate

June 2024 - Matariki Ki Poneke Festival

Aug 2024 - Beervana

Sept/Oct 2024 - World of Wearable Arts Awards

Mar 2025 - Homegrown

June 2025 - Kia Mau Festival

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

» Stunning 360 degree city and harbour views from the Mount Victoria Lookout.

» Go kiwi spotting on a nocturnal tour at Zealandia, the Karori wildlife experience.

» Relax at the inner city beach at Oriental Bay.

» Catch the iconic Wellington Cable Car to the Botanic Gardens.

» Visit Kapiti Island, one of New Zealand's oldest nature reserves. The best way to visit is a guided tour or stay the night for some Kiwi spotting.

CULTURE, HERITAGE AND SHOPPING:

» Te Papa is Australasia’s most visited museum and is definitely a ‘must-do’. The USA Washington Post described it as “one of the most ambitiously eclectic museums in the world”.

» Wellington is home to the Royal New Zealand Ballet, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, The New Zealand Opera and the national dance and drama schools, all perform regularly in town.

» Wellington has a thriving food and drink scene with coffee, craft beer, food trucks, great brunch, food tours and weekend markets.

» Cuba Street is the Bohemian alternative quarter capturing the city’s creative pulse.

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restaurant and bar (breakfast, lunch and dinner), room service, 24-hour reception, and car parking (paid direct).

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Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Classic King Room $233 $273 $257 Superior King Room $254 $294 $279 Hotel 5 BONUS: Children 12yrs and under stay FREE* Culinary capital - Shepherd. Credit: Jeff McEwen WELLINGTON CITY Ramada by Wyndham Wellington Stay in the heart of the central business district and enjoy free WiFi, a gym, and well-appointed guest rooms at Ramada by Wyndham Wellington. Just eight kms from Wellington International Airport and two kms from Wellington Station, our modern, non-smoking hotel is walking distance from the scenic Wellington Waterfront Walk, the restaurants, cafés, bars, and shops of lively Cuba Street. Per Room From Apr 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Studio Apartment $268 $259 One Bedroom Apartment $336 $291 Extra Person $67 $74 Hotel 4 WELLINGTON CITY Travelodge Wellington Set in the heart of the vibrant capital city amidst world-class shopping and dining, the hotel is only a short stroll from the waterfront, historic Wellington Cable Car, railway station, and many other visitor attractions. Featuring 24-hour reception and room service, gym, free unlimited WiFi, accessible rooms, restaurant, bar, and on-site parking (paid direct). Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Standard Room $224 $297 $246 Executive Room $253 $355 $279 Hotel 6 61
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Eatery, where each season's offerings promise a truly satisfying culinary experience.

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Whether you're a local or visiting from overseas, seeing Kiwi in their natural habitat is an experience not to be missed. Kapiti Island is home to over 1,200 Little Spotted Kiwi (LSK), making it the most prolific population of LS Kiwi to be found, and one of the most reliable opportunities to see them in the wild. Spend the night and enjoy our famous hospitality and delicious meals, surrounded by stunning native bush and some of our most rare and beautiful native birds. Make yourself at home in our coastal bungalow Ensuite option. This classic Kiwi bach offers comfort and convenience, and priceless ocean view out across Waiorua bay. With 2 bedrooms, toilet and shower facilities. KAPITI ISLAND OVERNIGHT STAY WELLINGTON The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events. WELLINGTON CITY Oaks Wellington Oaks Wellington Hotel offers modern accommodation in the heart of Wellington’s entertainment precinct. Boasting spectacular views and within close proximity to the waterfront, the hotel features a range of convenient amenities including an on-site restaurant and bar, meeting and gym facilities. Offering hotel room, studio and 2 bedroom apartments, the hotel’s fresh and contemporary look pays homage to the building’s history providing guests with a beautiful mix of history and style.
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24Mar 25 May –Sep 25 Hotel City View Room $367 $403 Two Bedroom City View Room $755 $831 Self Cont. 8 WELLINGTON CITY Rydges Wellington Centrally located downtown, within walking distance of Lambton Quay, Westpac Stadium, Queens Wharf, and the railway station. With a unique combination of harbour and city outlooks, rooms are flooded with natural light from full-length windows. Amenities include restaurant and bar, 24-hour reception, free WiFi, fitness studio, spa, sauna, and lap pool. Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Superior $258 $348 $284 Harbour View $298 $318 $328 1 Bdrm Suite $358 $378 $394 Hotel 9 WELLINGTON CITY Movenpick Wellington Overlooking vibrant Cuban Quarter, the hotel is a short walk from restaurants, shopping and Te Papa. Fully refurbished guest rooms provide elegant sanctuaries and the on-site restaurants and bar offers a unique dining experience and panoramic views. Accessible facilities available. Amenities include 24-hour receptions, room service, indoor lap pool, gym, sauna, WiFi and car parking. Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Superior Room $327 $362 $360 Deluxe Room $362 $397 $437 Executive Room $385 $420 $462 Hotel 12 WELLINGTON CITY Copthorne Oriental Bay Situated in a premier location overlooking the stunning harbour, only 10 minutes from the city’s shopping and entertainment hub. Te Papa Museum, Mount Victoria Lookout, Embassy Theatre, and a large selection of dining options are within walking distance. Each room features a balcony with views of the harbour or city. On-site restaurant and cocktail lounge and WiFi. Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Superior Room $351 $378 $386 Superior Harbour View Room $405 $458 $445 Deluxe Harbour View Room $452 $539 $497 Hotel 10 WELLINGTON CITY CityLife Wellington Soak up the atmosphere of New Zealand’s cultural capital. Situated on Lambton Quay, you’ll find the best shopping, Dining, visitor attractions, and cultural landmarks within easy walking distance of these serviced apartments. Dinner available delivered from selected local eateries, 24-hour reception, complimentary WiFi, gym, and car parking (paid direct). Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 1 Bedroom $334 $387 $368 2 Bdrm Exec. $426 $473 $469 2 Bdrm Director $483 $522 $531 Hotel / Self Cont. 11 WELLINGTON CITY QT Wellington If you're seeking a unique stay where stylish design rules and the harbour is just a step away, this is your perfect destination. Positioned directly opposite the renowned Te Papa Museum, the hotel boasts chic rooms and an array of luxurious amenities. Enjoy the onsite restaurant, gym, pool, sauna, and spa for a truly pampering experience. Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 QT Superior King Room $342 $374 $377 QT Gallery King Room $403 $434 $443 QT Harbour View King Room $495 $525 $544 Hotel 13 WELLINGTON CITY Novotel Wellington Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Superior Room $350 $292 $385 Superior with Views $385 $327 $423 Executive Room $467 $409 $514 Hotel 7 Located in the heart of the central business district, Novotel Wellington is surrounded by exceptional dining and entertainment options. With access to the shopping precinct of Lambton Quay and minutes from iconic attractions including Te Papa Museum, The Cable Car and Botanical Gardens. Modern facilities include restaurant, bar, 24 hour reception, onsite valet parking, wifi, fitness centre and room service.
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of our experienced nature guides • Afternoon ferry transport from Rangatira to the Lodge at the north end of the island • Unique overnight accommodation in Cabin accommodation • Wonderful meals cooked by our Chef at the Lodge (dinner, breakfast and lunch provided, you will need to bring a packed lunch for day one) including complimentary New Zealand wines & beers • A night time guided Kiwi spotting walk with an experienced and knowledgable guide • Department of Conservation permits. INCLUDES: per person Overnight Stay & Kiwi Spotting DBB – Ensuite Twin Share $755 WELLINGTON Museum Apartment Hotel If you're in search of a distinctive getaway where chic design meets convenience, and the harbour beckons just moments away, this is your ideal spot. Situated right across from the famous Te Papa Museum, the hotel features contemporary self-contained rooms, with a washer, dryer, cooking facilities, and dishwasher. Revel in the array of amenities on offer: onsite restaurant, gym, pool, sauna, and spa for the ultimate relaxation experience. Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Executive King Studio $252 $272 $277 Executive Twin Studio $272 $292 $300 Executive One Bedroom Apartment $374 $394 $411 Apartment 14 62

Craft Beer Tour – Visit four of Wellington and the Hutt Valley's best craft breweries with tastings of their amazing products at each location. The tour includes: A tipple at award-winning Kereru Brewery including brewery tour, A tasting paddle at Panhead Brewery in Brewtown, A stop at Baylands Brewery in Petone for a tasting, Finally, you'll visit the inimitable, Tuatara Brewery Temple of Taste

Martinborough Wine & Foodie Tour - Enjoy a scenic drive over the Remutaka Ranges before tantalizing your taste buds with tastings at five of our tasting partners. The tour includes: Winery tour with tastings and lunch, A tour of Olivo olive oil grove, Beer tasting at Martinborough Brewery, Tastings at C'est Cheese and Schoc.

KAPITI ISLAND NATURE TOURS

Kapiti Island is one of New Zealand's most important Nature Reserves, rich in conservation activity and history. The tour departs Wellington daily at 7.00am bound for Paraparaumu Beach, roughly a 1-hour drive North. Learn of the incredible history featuring heroic Maori warriors, as well as some of the world's first dedicated conservationists. Your guide will walk with you and help you identify the flora and fauna around you as you enjoy a huge range of endemic New Zealand bird life. Enjoy a delicious cooked lunch with the whanau (family) at the Lodge, followed by independent walking, or relaxation! You can expect to see some of our most beautiful and endangered birds including kaka, takahe, hihi, korimako (bellbird), weka and more! This is New Zealand sightseeing and natural experience at its best.

ZEALANDIA ECO-SANCTUARY

ZEALANDIA by Day - Join a two hour exploration of Wellington’s eco-sanctuary lead by an expert guide. Tours depart daily at 10am, 11am and 1pm. Venture into the sanctuary to discovery the riches of New Zealand’s flora and fauna at its very best. See the critically endangered takahē – only 300 remain in New Zealand. See bird species that have been successfully reintroduced into the mainland by ZEALANDIA, e.g. the busy tīeke (saddleback), the bright hihi, kākā (bush parrot), kākāriki, tūī and bellbirds.

ZEALANDIA by Night - 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. Tours depart nightly, 30 minutes before sunset (tour time will be confirmed upon booking).

XPLOR TOURS

Take on board the best the Wellington region has to offer with informative and entertaining Wellington tours. From Wellington sightseeing tours including Lord of the Rings sites, the Weta Cave and other city highlights.

Half Day LOTR Tour - This tour is more than just visiting filming sites… Your guide will share fascinating littleknown gems relating to the filming at each site, and you will want to watch the films all over again once you have done this informative tour. You will also visit Weta Workshop and be part of a guided tour through the workshop to see how props plus weaponry are made, and possibly meet some of the artists at work. The second part of this guided Weta experience will take you through the actual stage set for Thunderbirds, which is fascinating for any age group

Full Day LOTR Tour - This tour will encompass everything listed in the half day tour, but in addition will visit more filming locations in the Hutt Valley, and a lunch will be provided.

Half Day Wellington Highlights - This half day tour takes in breath-taking scenic views and photo opportunities around picturesque and unforgettably beautiful Wellington. We give a taste of why Wellington has been voted internationally the most liveable city twice in recent years.

WĒTĀ WORKSHOP

Dive head-first into a world of movie magic in Wellington, New Zealand, and journey through the creative design and physical effects facility, Wētā Workshop, with a guided round trip.

In part one, explore real props, costumes and creatures created for your favourite films, from Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to Avatar, District 9 and Mulan, and many more iconic movies. Interact with cool stuff from our creative departments and catch an artist at work on our tour stage.

In addition, we also can include the option for a return transfer from Wellington i-SITE in the city centre to the Wētā Workshop Experience in Miramar. Our knowledgeable driver will highlight and talk about the iconic film sites of Wellington – a UNESCO City Of Film - as you journey across the city.

Explore the Weta Cave retail store: A cavern of creativity in its own right! Be greeted by giant trolls on arrival, explore our mini-museum and watch a documentary on the history of Weta Workshop's creativity

Creative Workshop: With the guidance of Wētā Workshop’s experienced event technicians, create your own movie magic right here in Wellington. Journey behind the scenes, and explore the making of exploring the props, costumes and creatures we created for some of your favourite films. Then learn how to do it yourself with a hands-on introduction to sculpting, special effects makeup or leatherwork

*Family and child pricing available

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The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars WELLINGTON Operated by Zozo Travel Per Person Craft Beer Tour $162 Martinborough Wine & Foodie Tour $324 Adult Child (4-14yrs) Full Day Tour ex Wellington $538 $323 Adult Child (6-12yrs) Wētā Workshop Experience (1.5 hours) $59 $32 Private VIP Tour 1-6 people $1,780Creative Workshops from $59 $43 Adult Child ZEALANDIA by Day (Child: 5-17yrs) $62 $30 ZEALANDIA by Night (Child: 12-17yrs) $97 $48 Twilight Tour $97 $48 Adult Child (5-12yrs) 1/2 Day LOTR Tour $205 $102 Full Day LOTR Tour $318 $161 1/2 Day Wellington Highlights $138 $81
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MARLBOROUGH, PICTON & NELSON

TOP OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND TOP OF THE SUNSHINE STAKES

Secluded bays, excellent fishing and boating, fertile soils and plenty of sunshine, combined with numerous wine plus arts and crafts trails, make this a very popular region for Kiwis and international visitors.

DRIVING DISTANCES:

PICTON TO:

Nelson 144 kms, 2 hrs

Blenheim 30 kms, 25 mins

Kaikōura 160 kms, 2 hrs 15 mins

Christchurch 342 kms, 5 hrs

NELSON TO:

Collingwood 135 kms, 2 hr 20 mins

Kaiteriteri 65 kms, 1 hr 15 mins

Greymouth 290 kms, 4 hrs 10 minss

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

» Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand’s only coastal national park.

» The 51 km 3-4 day Abel Tasman guided walk is very popular.

» Nelson Lakes National Park is an alpine experience.

» Kahurangi National Park (New Zealand’s 2nd largest) is predominantly a wilderness experience and home to the Heaphy Track.

» Pupu Springs, near Golden Bay are reputed to be the world’s clearest springs.

» With 1,500 kms of coastline the Marlborough Sounds is a boaties paradise with lots of hidden inlets and sheltered bays, perfect for kayaking and cruising.

» The 71 km Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds takes 3-5 days and offers stunning ridgeline views.

» Fresh seafood, in particular blue cod, snapper, salmon, terakihi, scallops and greenshell mussels.

» Grab a Marlborough Wine Trail map for a choice of over 40 cellar doors to visit.

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Set within Queen Charlotte Sound’s natural beauty, Punga Cove Resort offers a range of accommodation options, with sundecks giving privacy and superb views across Endeavour Inlet. Take a resort kayak or mountain bike the Queen Charlotte Track, lounge by the pool, explore the walking tracks, relax at the jetty cafe or indulge in the restaurant’s superb menu and wine list.

Located in splendid isolation in stunning Endeavour Inlet, Queen Charlotte Sound, is Furneaux Lodge. Surrounded by 800 hectares of virgin native forest, the lodge offers a range of accommodation options, and award-winning cuisine. Go kayaking or swimming, explore the Queen Charlotte Track on foot or by mountain bike. Or simply enjoy the views and pure relaxation.

Relax and enjoy comfort, peace, and affordability on the waterfront, only a two-minute walk from the town centre and 800m from the ferry terminal. Accessible rooms and spa bath rooms available. Licensed bar and restaurant on site, and an outdoor swimming pool. Other amenities include WiFi access, guest laundry facilities, and free car parking.

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Located 5-minute drive to the wineries, airport, train station and city centre and 5 minute walk to the supermarket, café, hotel and restaurant. 30 minutes to Picton and ferry terminal. All units are located on the ground floor.

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Nelson Blenheim Reefton Clarence River Kaikoura Hanmer Springs Farewell Spit Paparoa National Park Nelson Lakes National Park Renwick Murchison Christchurch Waipara Mt Hutt Timaru Waihao River Waitaki River Arthur’s Pass National Park Awatere Valley Pegasus Bay Temuka Canterbury Bight Methven Oamaru Picton Havelock Queen Charlotte Track Heaphy Track Wellington Abel Tasman Track Marlborough Sounds Kahurangi National Park Golden Bay Collingwood Takaka Motueka Kaiteriteri Marahau Karamea MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS Punga Cove Resort MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS Furneaux Lodge PICTON Picton Beachcomber Inn BLENHEIM Commodore Court Motel BLENHEIM Chateau Marlborough BLENHEIM Scenic Marlborough
free WIFI, swimming pool, BBQ, kids’ playground, laundry and off-street parking. Late check-in available. Chateau Marlborough is the only 5 star hotel in the top of the South Island. A boutique property with 80 well-appointed suites and apartments offering guests luxury accommodation to provide the highest level of comfort along with modern amenities including our award winning restaurant & bar, fully equipped conference facilities, fitness centre, day spa, electric car charging station, complimentary parking & WIFI. Located in the heart of sunny Marlborough, with some of New Zealand’s finest wine and food virtually on the doorstep, just minutes’ walk from the town centre. The hotel offers the ultimate in modern comfort and service. Facilities include a restaurant and bar, 24-hour reception and room service, spa, sauna, free WiFi, free car parking, and guest laundry. Hotel Hotel Hotel Self Cont. Hotel Hotel BONUS OFFER: FREE Wifi Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Frond Suite $431 $485 $374 Mamaku Apartment $566 $597 $485 Koru Chalet $310 $384 $283 One way water taxi $71 $81 $81 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Standard $216 $263 $222 Superior $326 $384 $337 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Studio $162 $197 $168 1 Bedroom (1-3) $185 $227 $192 2 Bedroom (1-4) $258 $278 $266 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Superior Studio $309 $390 $340 Executive Suite $363 $457 $399 Grand Suite $403 $525 $443 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Superior Room $235 $313 $258 *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events. Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Endeavour Suite $431 $485 $374 Cook’s Cottage $566 $597 $485 Tobias Junior Suite $405 $465 $354 One way water taxi $71 $81 $81 PICTON Picton Yacht Club With spectacular vistas over the Marlborough Sound, the Picton Yacht Club Hotel is an ideal destination for both leisure and business travellers alike. 48 comfortable spacious rooms and contemporary apartments to choose from we have options to suit every travellers preference. The onsite restaurant, outdoor bar, conference centre and swimming pool compliment the property perfectly. Close proximity to the Picton Ferry terminal and Marlborough winery’s. Hotel Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Standard Guest Room $276 $249 $304 Deluxe Room $147 $276 $162 Superior King Oceanview $161 $371 $176 BLENHEIM 14th Lane Urban Hotel In the heart of Blenheim CBD, and central to our laid-back community of bars, cafes, retailers and town amenities. Just step outside the door to discover Blenheim and the Marlborough Region, the perfect place for work or play. Luxury accommodations, each room is uniquely stylish and spacious. There are 8 elegant rooms in total, five first floor rooms with stair access only, and three ground floor easy access rooms. Hotel Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Laneway King Room $351 $421 $386 Laneway King Studio $399 $485 $439 Luxe King Studio $448 $550 $492 65

Bella Vista Nelson is the perfect base to explore the local wine regions and stunning Abel Tasman National Park. The motel is easy to find on Tahunanui Drive, a short stroll to Tahuna Beach, shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. We are an easy 10 minute drive from Nelson City.

Centrally located – Rutherford

Hotel Nelson ~ A Heritage Hotel

– is Nelson’s only 24-hour-fullyserviced hotel. A short stroll from the best sights Nelson has to offer, historic South Street and the beautiful cathedral. 3min walk to the city centre, 10min drive from the airport.

Offering 113 luxurious rooms and suites will all modern facilities including, Health Centre, Sauna, Outdoor Pool (operates Oct-Mar), Complimentary Wi-Fi, Onsite Parking with EV charging capabilities, Oceano Restaurant, Port O’Call Bar and Atom Café parking.

A luxury retreat offering boutique accommodation at the water’s edge in a village setting with beautiful grounds. With a choice of hotel rooms, garden and laneway suites and 2 bedroom Terrace Houses, 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 Wifi and free car parking.

Just 400 metres from the famed Abel Tasman National Park, restaurants, cafes, water taxis, and kayaking. The Lodge provides the perfect accommodation base from which to explore the area. With 15 spacious private chalets set in beautiful native grounds in Marahau (‘Abel Tasman Village'), the Lodge is a tranquil haven to unwind, relax and enjoy. Soak in our hot tub, relax in our native gardens or enjoy the outdoor games we have.

Situated amidst stunning natural beauty, this luxury lodge offers an exceptional wilderness experience in an isolated location. Rooms and suites are furnished for comfort and relaxation, and feature panoramic views. Enjoy fine dining with an emphasis in fresh seafood and local produce. On-site spa, sauna, massage, reflexology, and indoor heated swimming pool.

MARLBOROUGH, PICTON & NELSON The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events.
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Hotel Nelson, a haven in the heart of Nelson. Close proximity to the Cathedral, Trafalgar Street's shops and cafes, Immerse yourself in Nelson's arts and crafts scene or visit the World of Wearable Art & Classic Cars Museum. Facilities include fully air conditioned rooms, Flames on Forty Restaurant Bar, complimentary WiFi, heated swimming pool complex with BBQ area, two guest laundries and free car parking. Hotel Hotel Self Cont. Self Cont. Hotel Hotel Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Compact Studio $155 $209 $168 Superior King Room $187 $241 $201 One bedroom $201 $283 $222 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Premium $249 $297 $274 Per Room From Apr 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Standard King Room $268 $295 Seaview King Room $295 $325 Per Room From AprOct 24 Nov 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Lodge Room DBB $1,891 $2,195 $2,080 Luxury Suite DBB $2,220 $2,523 $2,442 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Studio Ensuite $236 $290 $270 Kowhai Suite $283 $344 $324 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Studio $216 $303 $263 Superior $252 $303 $263 Garden Suite GOLDEN BAY Awaroa Lodge GOLDEN BAY Ratanui Lodge Golden Bay’s Ratanui Lodge features 10 uniquely appointed guest rooms all with en-suite. The Lodge combines boutique hotel accommodation with an intimate restaurant, serving memorable dinners nightly. Facilities of our Golden Bay accommodation include a salt water swimming pool, spa pool, free wifi and a complimentary continental breakfast. During your stay at our accommodation, enjoy customised Farewell Spit Ecotour and Abel Tasman sea kayak trips, and a flair for unexpected delights that will make your visit to Golden Bay unforgettable. Ratanui Lodge welcomes children over age 12 only. Located in the heart of Abel Tasman National Park offering peace and tranquility, our Lodge is accessible only by water or air. Accommodation is carefully crafted to complement the environment while placing you amongst it. The restaurant, bar and outdoor pizzeria opens daily and welcomes track walkers as well as in-house guests. AprNov 24 Dec 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Run of House Room $620 $755 $620 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Standard Room $349 $625 $384 Superior Suite $534 $810 $587 Return Water Taxi ex Kaiteriteri $135 $148 $148 Hotel Hotel NOTE: Minimum 2 night stay 66

WILSONS ABEL TASMAN GUIDED WALK

New Zealand’s finest coastal trail is found in Abel Tasman National Park. The well-formed track weaves through lush native forest, and along golden beaches fringed with azure waters and sculpted granite headlands. Stay at Beachfront Lodges. Optional walking each day so this trip is ideal for groups of different ages, abilities and interests. Available all year.

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Knowledgeable host guides, meals

Twin/double share accommodation (ensuite)

Launch cruise

Use of kayaks/canoes, day pack

Coach transfers to and from Motueka or Nelson

Luggage transfer - you travel with only a day pack

3 Day/2 night Guided Walk

5 Day/4 night Guided Walk

3 Day/2 night Kayak and Walk Combo

5 Day/4 night Kayak and Walk Combo

5 day trips depart Tues. 3 day trips depart Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun (subject to availability)

Day 1: Coach from Nelson or Motueka. Briefing and luggage storage in Motueka. Cruise the granite coast Kaiteriteri to Totaranui. Walk approx 3 hours (7 kms) to Meadowbank Homestead at Awaroa.

Day 2: Relax or explore Awaroa Inlet by kayak or foot. Up to 4 hrs, 8kms.

Day 3: Awaroa to Torrent Bay Lodge, you choose how much walking you would like up to 22 kms, divided into 3 sections; or take the boat. From Awaroa, walk to the long golden beach at Onetahuti. Then, walk over a forested saddle and around the waterfall track at Bark Bay. After lunch, walk through native forest and across the swing bridge over Falls River.

Day 4: Choose bush and beach walk options, canoeing around Torrent Bay inlet or relaxing. Maximum 5 hours walking (10 kms).

Day 5: Walk the easiest section of the track, weaving through native forest and golden beaches, 4 hours (13 kms). At Marahau your coach awaits to transfer to Motueka (4.30pm) or Nelson (5.30pm).

Note: Kayak and Walk Combo: on day 3, kayak from Onetahuti, through Tonga Island Marine Reserve to Torrent Bay. On day 5, kayak from Torrent Bay to Marahau/Kaiteriteri.

3-Day Itinerary: excludes days 2 and 4. May be reversed on some departures.

Please ask for a copy of their comprehensive brochure.

QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK - GUIDED OR INDEPENDENT WALK OPTIONS

Located at the top of the South Island in the majestic Marlborough Sounds. This 71km 4 day/3 night walk requires a moderate level of fitness. Highlights include panoramic coastal views, lush native forest, eco-tour and resort accommodation.

Day 1: Departs Picton, starting with an eco-tour experience then on to Ship Cove to commence the first 15 kms of the track. Overnight Furneaux Lodge.

Day 2: 11.7 kms of easy walking to Punga Cove in Endeavour Inlet.

Day 3: The most challenging with 23.6 kms of undulating walking (walkers have the option of taking the water taxi). Overnight: The Portage.

Day 4: 20 kms completes the walk to Anakiwa. Boat transfer back to Picton.

Guided Walk - Scheduled departures Oct - April. Includes mature knowledgeable guides, eco-tour experience, 3 nights twin share accommodation, water transport to and from the track, boat transfers of luggage each day, all meals (excluding breakfast on Day 1) and snacks and use of a light day pack.

Independent Walk - Available all year. Includes pre-trip information, track notes, 3 nights twin share accomm, packed lunch each day (other meals to be purchased from resorts), water transfer to the track and luggage transfer each day plus back to Picton. Please ask for a copy of the full itinerary.

Operated by Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company Adult Twin Share

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MARLBOROUGH TOUR COMPANY

Marlborough Wine Iconic Tour: Marlborough has become world famous for two iconic areas, the Marlborough wine region and the Marlborough Sounds. Enjoy the perfect combo tour through both areas on the Marlborough Icons Tour. This tour starts in the heart of the Marlborough wine region with two fine wine experiences before heading through for lunch (own cost) on the waterfront in the Marlborough Sounds. Then in the afternoon enjoy a totally unique Seafood Cruise in the Marlborough Sounds. Learn about seafood farming, take in some stunning scenery and enjoy fresh local seafood with a glass of award winning Marlborough wine.

Taste Marlborough: This tour has been created for visitors who love great wine and those who want to learn more about the region, the wineries, the wines and the people who create them. Taste Marlborough is a full day wine tour through a selection of boutique and iconic wineries, a group selected for their history, fabulous service and stunning range of wines. Enjoy a tour through a vineyard and through a winery, special wine tastings, and lunch (own cost) at a leading winery. These two great tours are brought to you by the Marlborough Tour Company, a company with a 20-year history in fabulous wine and food experiences.

BEACHCOMBER CRUISE

The Beachcomber mail boat is the only official licensed New Zealand Post Rural delivery service in the Queen Charlotte Sounds. Share the excitement of mail day as our skipper delivers mail, freight and groceries to the families who live in the various bays, inlets and coves of the sounds. No route is the same as we explore a different area each day. Designed to take you off the beaten tourist path so you can experience the real Queen Charlotte Sounds.

Duration: 4.5 - 5 hours Monday to Saturday1:30pm - 5:30pm

MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS ADVENTURE COMPANY

This award winning company is proud to share their knowledge of this stunningly beautiful region. With a temperate climate and 1500 kms of sheltered waterways to explore, the Marlborough Sounds provide great yearround paddling for all tastes, from the nervous novice to the experienced expeditioner. All equipment provided.

One Day Guided Kayak - A fun and easy introduction to sea kayaking and the Marlborough Sounds. Experience the beauty of the Queen Charlotte Sound and learn about the wildlife and history of the area. Delicious morning tea and lunch are provided. Departs Picton daily at 8.30am and returns to Picton by 4pm.

Note: Dec - Mar, there is also a half day option available (no lunch provided). Min. age 16yrs.

SOUNDS CONNECTION WINE TOURS

The best way to indulge in some of the fine wines of the Marlborough wine country with no worries of driving. With itineraries that change daily, these small group tours often include a range of smaller and larger Marlborough wineries. Includes transfers from central Picton or Blenheim accommodation and the services of an expert guide.

Full Day Wine Tour - Visit approximately 6-7 venues, includes wine tasting. Lunch own expense. Departs: daily 10.30am returns 4.30pm – 5pm.

Full Day Gourmet Wine Experience - Departs: Nov - Apr 10.30am returns 5pm, (set itinerary) includes lunch.

Half Day Wine Tour - Departs: daily 1.30pm. Returns 5.30pm.

Note: Scenic touring options also available, details on request.

COUGAR LINE

3 Hour Sounds Delivery Cruise - Enjoy the comfort of our luxury catamarans as we cover up to 120 kilometres of sheltered waterways and bays of the Queen Charlotte Sound. See a variety of marine life and share in the fun of delivering passengers and freight to the Sound’s resorts, holiday homes and permanent residences. Departs: Summer (Oct - Apr) 10am and 1.30pm; Winter (May - Sep) 9am and 1.30pm.

Early Bird Eco Cruise - Seals, dolphins, penguins, gannets and shearwaters abound on this 55 minute cruise to Motuara Island where early morning bird song greets you as you step ashore. Motuara Island is a bird sanctuary and safe haven for many rare species, including the South Island saddleback and bush robin. Little blue penguins nest alongside a well formed track which gradually climbs to a spectacular vantage point built above the forest canopy. You will have approximately 2 hours to explore the island. Includes a flora and fauna identification sheet and map. Departs: Daily (Oct-Apr) 8am, returns to Picton: 1pm or 4.30pm.

Full Day Cruise and Queen Charlotte Walk - Designed for those who wish to spend time on the famous Queen Charlotte Track with walks ranging from 1 to 5 hours catering to all levels of fitness. The most popular is the 5-hour walk from Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge. Ideal for all ages, these unguided walks take you through lush beech forests, nikau palms and native bush. There is time to grab a bite to eat and a drink at Furneaux Lodge before boarding the boat for the return journey. Duration 9 hours including 6 hours on shore. Departs: Oct-Apr 8am and 10am; Winter May-Sep 9am.

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Per Person Marlborough Wine Iconic Tour $253 Taste Marlborough $253 Per Person Full Day Guided Kayak $173 Half Day Kayak $129 Adult Child (5-15yrs) 3 Hour Sounds Delivery Cruise $121 $61 Early Bird Eco Cruise $121 $61 Full Day Cruise and Queen Charlotte Walk $116 $58 Per Person Full Day Wine Tour $209 Full Day Gourmet Wine Experience $283 Half Day Wine Tour $148 Adult Child The Magic Mail Boat Run Cruise $118 $74 Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary Cruise $106 $66
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CABLE BAY ADVENTURE PARK

The Cable Bay Adventure Park—Nelson’s Adventure Destination. Less than 15 minutes from central Nelson with a range of activities to suit everyone

The Skywire - The worlds longest flying fox, the Skywire is a touch of adrenaline mixed with an amazing scenic ride. Soar 1.6 kilometres in each direction in the custom designed 4 person chair, high above the stunning forest canopy with no sound but the wind in your ears and the chorus of native bird song. Allow 1 hour.

4x4 Quad Bike Tours - The Bayview circuit is our most popular ride. Explore over 14km of tracks through native bush and up to the spectacular Bayview lookout. Professional instruction, Insightful commentary, and Light refreshments included. Allow 2.5 hours. Children must be 16 years + to self drive.

GOLDEN BAY AIR

Golden Bay Air is family run air transport service that has been operating 14 years from beautiful Golden Bay in North-West Nelson. As well as spectacular scenic flights from Takaka and Nelson, we offer daily scheduled flights between Wellington, Takaka, Nelson and Karamea, plus shuttles and rental cars from Golden Bay and Heaphy and Abel Tasman Track transport.

Fly Golden Bay and Cruise Abel Tasman Experience - Full Day Tour 9.30am to 5.30pm

Get off the beaten track to discover both spectacular Golden Bay and the idyllic Abel Tasman National Park by air, land and sea in a single day without retracing your steps. Starting in Nelson, your day includes: an incredible 30 minute scenic flight to Golden Bay over the stunning Abel Tasman golden beaches and azure seas; an easy 30 minute bush walk to the clearest water in the world at Te Waikoropupu Springs; a scenic shuttle tour along Golden Bay’s limestone coastlines to the northern entrance to the Abel Tasman National Park; and a stunning cruise along the Abel Tasman beaches with a two hour stop for lunch at either Totaranui Beach (in winter) or Awaroa Beach (summer). Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and seals! At the end of your cruise catch a shuttle transfer back to Nelson. Lunch is not included but Awaroa Lodge is open Oct-April, or a picnic lunch can be arranged in advance. Multi day or reverse options from both Wellington and Nelson also available.

Adult Child

Fly Golden Bay and Cruise Abel Tasman Experience $711 $711

NELSON CLASSIC CARS MUSEUM

Skywire

4x4 Quad Bike Tour

Adult Child (under 16yrs)

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WILSONS ABEL TASMAN

Kayak, Seals and Walk (Guided kayak, Unguided walk) - Do it all in one day! Start Kaiteriteri 9 am with our “Split Apple Paddle” guided sea kayak, exploring the sheltered Kaiteriteri coastline to iconic Split Apple Rock formation. Return to Kaiteriteri around noon where you farewell your guide. Have lunch at a local café or order a picnic to enjoy on board the Vista Cruise, departing 1pm for a scenic boat ride along the coast into the heart of the national park. Pause to view the antics of seals on Tonga Island before landing at historic Tonga Quarry Beach 2pm. Walk through native forest, around the Bark Bay falls track and on to idyllic Medlands Cove for your boat pick up at 5.05pm to cruise back to Kaiteriteri at 6.00pm. Includes: 2 hrs guided sea kayaking, 2 ¼ hrs self guided walk (less/no walking option available). Itinerary will vary during low season (19 April - 19 October)

Abel Tasman Seals and Beach Walk - For a walk to experience everything in the Park: wildlife, history, native forest and long, golden beaches this trip is for you. Departs Kaiteriteri 9.20 am, 10.30am and 1pm. Cruise to the Tonga Island seal colony off the golden sands of Onetahuti Beach. Land at picturesque Tonga Bay where an abandoned granite quarry site still holds evidence of this failed venture. Walk through native forest around the waterfall trail to Bark Bay then on to idyllic Medlands Cove for your pick up to cruise back to Kaiteriteri 4.10pm or 6.00pm. Walking time approx 2¼ hrs. Transfers available ex Motueka. A packed lunch can be ordered (extra cost).

Kayak, Seals and Walk - ex Kaiteriteri (Child 10-14yrs)

Nelson (Child 5-14yrs)

Adult Child

160 immaculate cars from more than 100 years of motoring - Nelson Classic Car Museum is one of the finest private collections in New Zealand. From the little 1908 Renault AX, to classics of the 1950s including Vauxhalls, Triumphs and Cadillacs, through to the exquisite mastery of Jaguar and Ferrari, the Museum is the place to marvel and admire an incredible collection of iconic cars.

Little Engine Eatery - Their freshly re-styled café has an irresistible range of wholesome, tasty, made-on-thepremises munchable goodness for brunch, lunch, and general all-day snacks.

Museum Store Take a moment to pursue the selection of funky ceramics, eye-catching jewellery, beautiful prints, fascinating books, mementos and collectables, all made in New Zealand. This is your one-stop shop for gifts, as well as those all-important self-rewards!

General Entry

Adult Child (5-14yrs)

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FAREWELL SPIT TOURS

This is your chance to visit one of New Zealand’s undiscovered gems. At 35 kms long and more protected than a National Park, public access to Farewell Spit is usually restricted to the first 4 kms, however this tour travels the full length of the spit aboard a robust 4WD vehicle.

Farewell Spit Eco Tour - Highlights includes Cape Farewell, the South Island’s most northerly point and home to seals and their pups. Fossil Point, where old fossils expose themselves among the rocks and sea life abounds in rock pools nearby. 30 km along the ocean beach is the lighthouse reserve, where we pause for 45 minutes or so to climb the lighthouse, check out the view, learn some of the Māori legends about the spit, have refreshments in our lighthouse Keeper's cottage and soak up some history. Returning from the lighthouse, we climb a sandhill for panoramic views of the ocean beach, the parade of dunes along the centre of the spit and the inter-tidal plain where the migrant waders from the arctic circle feed during our spring, summer and autumn. Farewell Spit truly is a naturelover’s paradise. Departing from Collingwood, tour duration is 6.5 hours. As you travel along the beach, actual departure times are dependent on the tides and will be advised on confirmation of booking.

Note: As it is 2.5 hours drive from Nelson to Collingwood, we recommend over-nighting in Takaka pre or post this tour. Other tour options available on request.

Adult Child (under 16yrs)

$176

$88

Farewell Spit Eco Tour

$210

$70

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$175 $101 Kayak, Seals and Walk - ex Nelson (Child 10-14yrs) $248 $137
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HANMER SPRINGS & KAIKOURA

MOTHER NATURE AT HER BEST

Relax and indulge yourself in the therapeutic mineral waters at the gorgeous alpine hamlet of Hanmer Springs, then marvel at the amazing sight of giant whales and frolicking dolphins off the Kaikōura coastline.

DRIVING DISTANCES:

KAIKŌURA TO:

Hanmer Springs (Inland route) 129 kms, 2 hrs

Christchurch 185 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins

Picton 160 kms, 2 hrs 15 mins

HANMER SPRINGS TO:

Christchurch 135 kms, 1 hrs 30 mins

Greymouth 218 kms, 3 hrs

SPECIAL EVENTS:

19-21 Apr 2024 - Kaikōura Adventure Race

31 May – 3 Jun 2024 - Mudbuster Mountain Bike Event

18-22 Sept 2024 - Kaikōura Hop Sep 2024 - Kaikōura Whale Run

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

» Kaikōura’s nutrient rich waters make it a favourite location for a host of marine life. Sperm whales frequent the waters year round, migratory humpbacks arrive in June and orcas over the summer.

Permanent residents include the tiny Hector dolphins, high spirited dusky dolphins, royal albatross

and a huge variety of other pelagic birds, plus frisky seals.

» Kaikōura is also famous for its fishing and succulent crayfish.

» The Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa have been attracting visitors for over 100 years to relax and rejuvenate in the therapeutic waters.

» Visit some cellar doors in the Waipara Valley. 57 kms north of Christchurch, this is one of New Zealand’s fastest expanding grape growing regions and gaining a fine reputation for its pinots, riesling, chardonnay and sauvignon wines.

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KAIKŌURA Kaikōura Gateway Motor Lodge

Relax in the charming township of Kaikōura, nestled between the mountains and the sea, in this selfcontained accommodation less than 10 minutes’ stroll from the town centre. Offering easy access to attractions and eco-adventures, the motel also features three accessible units, heated swimming pool, BBQ area, guest laundry, and free WiFi.

KAIKŌURA White Morph

Luxury waterfront accommodation fully-equipped for your every need, offering quality service and warm hospitality. Rooms are modern and cosy, and enjoy views of the ocean, mountains, or sunny garden. Amenities include free unlimited WiFi, guest laundry, and a BBQ/recreation area. Make the most of iconic Kaikōura with easy access to the best visitor attractions.

KAIKŌURA Sudima Kaikoura

With its superb location on the shoreline close to town, Sudima Kaikōura is blessed with stunning views of both the mountains and sea. It also puts the hotel within easy walking distance of Kaikōura activities, shops, restaurants, and bars. This state-of-the-art waterfront hotel has an outstanding in-house restaurant, a bar and conference facilities and infinity outdoor pool. We take care of the little things, so you’re all ready for a big day – of business, sightseeing, or nature watching.

KAIKŌURA Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses

Offering luxurious accommodation on Kaikōura’s rugged coastline, this contemporary country hotel sits snugly at the base of the Kaikōura Seaward Mountain Range. Enjoy the abundance of natural attractions in the area; the region is renowned as an eco-marine mecca. Savour the meals created by the in-house chef, all from premium local produce.

KAIKŌURA Bendamere House B&B

Set among half an acre of rose gardens and lawns, with superb views of the Pacific Ocean and Seaward Kaikōura Mountain Range from private balconies/patios. Ample garden furniture to relax and enjoy the peaceful surrounds. One fully accessible room available. An easy stroll into the Kaikōura township for shops, dining, and local attractions.

HANMER SPRINGS Clear Ridge Apartments

Offering luxury, indulgence, and exemplary hospitality, these fully self-contained apartments are located next to an 18-hole golf course and less than five minutes’ walk from the thermal pools and town centre. Amenities include an outdoor spa pool, outdoor swimming pool, free car parking, and free WiFi. Two accessible suites available.

Hamner Springs Scenic Views Motel

Nestled in a tranquil setting, our accommodation offers close walking proximity to the renowned Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and indulge in outdoor adventures. Our motel is a gateway to relaxation, adventure, and the Natural wonders of this enchanting destination. All rooms come with free WiFi, SKY TV , kitchenette, stove top cooking and microwave, hair dryer, smart TV, double glazing, heat pump.

HANMER SPRINGS The St James

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The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars HANMER SPRINGS & KAIKŌURA *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events.
off the main street in the town centre, this premium accommodation is only a few minutes’ walk from the thermal pools, shops, cafes and restaurants. Architecturally designed and elegantly furnished suites offer private patios and balconies, with spa baths in some units. WiFi, guest laundry, BBQ, plus complimentary bath robes and pool towels. Self Cont. Self Cont. Hotel Hosted Hosted Self Cont. Self Cont. Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Studio $206 $218 $212 1 Bedroom (1-2) $256 $283 $270 2 Bedroom (1-2) $283 $310 $297 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 AprSep 25 Garden Studio $236 $283 $260 Premium Room $326 $391 $359 Family Suite (1-4) $425 $510 $468 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 AprSep 25 Superior Room $249 $418 $274 Extra Person $54 $54 $59 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24Sep 25 Hampden Room B&B $313 $324 Harrington Room B&B $313 $324 Langman Room B&B $313 $324 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 AprSep 25 1 Bdrm Apt $347 $373 $347 2 Bdrm Apt (1-2) $386 $412 $386 Extra Person $51 $51 $51 Per Room From Apr 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Deluxe Studio $361 $398 1 Bdrm Spa Unit $411 $452 2 Bdrm Connection Unit (1-4) $697 $767 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Dec 23 –Mar 24 Lodge Room DBB $1,087 $1,209 $1,196 Hapuku Room DBB $1,310 $1,512 $1,441 Family Tree House (1-4) DBB $2,220 $2,503 $2,442 BONUS: Includes full breakfast and three-course dinner. *Note Xmas & Easter surcharges apply BONUS: Free Wifi. HANMER SPRINGS Hanmer Springs Hotel Surrounded by stunning scenery and nestled amongst beautiful gardens and tall canopies, the Hanmer Springs Hotel is a truly relaxing retreat. Located in the heart of Hanmer Springs near shops, restaurants and attractions, everything you need is only a small stroll away. 90 mins from Christchurch. Each room has tea and coffee making facilities, small fridge, hair dryer, Sky TV, free unlimited Wi-Fi. Hotel includes: 24 hour reception, complimentary car parking, outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, meeting facilities, in-house restaurant and bar. Hotel Per Room From Apr –Sep 24  Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Classic Room $197 $249 $216 Superior Room $223 $276 $245 BONUS: Includes full breakfast Block out dates – 26 Dec 24 – 06 Jan 25 High Season (Oct 24 – Mar 25) KAIKŌURA Pure Pods At PurePods we provide unique, off-the-grid experiences in a network of luxurious glass ecocabins located in secluded and stunning slices of the beautiful New Zealand landscape. Kahutara PurePod, perched high above the Kahutara River with vast views across to the mighty Seaward Kaikõura mountain range, only 20 minutes inland from Kaikõura, or 2.5 hours from Christchurch. Exact Location
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WHALE WATCH®

Come face-to-face with these magnificent creatures in their own environment aboard vessels designed specifically for this purpose. Giant sperm whales grow to 20 metres long and are present in these waters year round. Other species include migratory humpback whales, orcas, tiny hector's dolphins, high spirited dusky dolphins and fur seals. 4 sailings daily, conditions permitting. Pre-booking essential. Departs 7.15am, 10am, 12.45pm also 3.30pm during summer.

KAIKŌURA ENCOUNTERS

Dolphin Encounter - The dusky dolphins that reside along the Kaikōura coastline are known as the most acrobatic dolphins in the world and whether you choose to swim with the dolphins in their natural environment or stay dry and watch from the boat, the dolphins of Kaikōura will astound you! Departs: Three times a day in the summer and twice daily in the winter. Tours are usually around 3.5 hrs in duration.

Note: Advance bookings are essential due to the high demand for this activity. Tours are subject to sea conditions. Min. age to swim 8yrs, min. age to watch 5yrs.

Albatross Encounter - Get up close and personal to the largest wingspan in the world! The Albatross Encounter tour is an intimate boat based tour along the spectacular Kaikōura coastline taking you to visit incredible pelagic birds including the royal and wandering albatross. Departs: This tour operates three times daily in the summer and twice daily in the winter. Tours are usually around 2.5 hrs in duration. Note: This tour is subject to weather and sea conditions. Min. age 5 years.

ECOZIP KAIKOURA

Experience Kaikōura like you’ve never seen it before. Your 3.5-hour adventure and eco-tourism experience starts in central Kaikōura. At EcoZip’s homebase, you’ll meet some of our legendary crew, who will prep you for your 15-minute scenic shuttle ride south, in airconditioned comfort, to our “gear up” and staging location. From there, you’ll be transferred to a custom-built Unimog 4X4 that will carry you through the intertwined freshwater streams of the Kahutara river, then onto Rakanui Station.

Through all stages of your experience you’ll be accompanied by two of our expert, local guides, who will describe the history of the region, share stories of the local people and explain how your participation in the EcoZip experience is helping to restore sections of Rakanui Station’s farmland back to native forest.

SOUTH PACIFIC HELICOPTERS AND WINGS OVER WHALES

Experience Kaikōura’s mighty sperm whale, playful Dusky Dolphins, and majestic scenery from above! With towering mountains, panoramic ocean views and a year-round whale and dolphin population, Kaikōura is a spectacular place. Whale watching by aeroplane offers the unique perspective of viewing the entire whale from head to tail as they breathe on the ocean’s surface. You will have your own window seat and the opportunity to clearly view and photograph Kaikōura’s marine wildlife during your 30-minute flight from the comfort of a high winged aircraft. Wings Over Whales Kaikōura and their friendly, professional team welcome individuals, groups and those with children, infants and limited mobility.

KAIKŌURA KAYAKS

Kaikōura’s original kayak operator est. 1998. Paddle with playful fur Seals as they dive and manoeuvre around you while keeping warm and dry in your stable enclosed double sea kayak. Continue around the coastline for chance encounters with dusky dolphins, blue penguins and albatross. Our eco-friendly 1/2 day guided Seal Kayaking tours offer a safe, enjoyable, interactive experience, with little effort and a whole lot of good fun! All equipment provided including dry bags for camera’s, gore-Tex dry pants, jackets and wet shoes over the winter months. No experience necessary, suitable for all ages and abilities, families are most welcome. Operating year round. Voted “TOP CHOICE” by Lonely Planet! Departs: 8:30am, 12:30pm and 4:30pm Oct-March, 8:30am and 12:30pm April-Sept.

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Adult Child (3-14yrs) Scenic Flight Experience - 30 mins $243 $102 Helicopter Flight - 30 mins $485 $485 Adult Child (8-15yrs) Family (2AD/2CH) EcoZip Experience $172 $107 $450 Adult Child (12yrs & under) Half Day Guided Seal Kayaking Tour $162 $81 Adult Child (3-15yrs) Whale Watch® $164 $60 Operated by Dolphins Encounters Adult Child (14yrs & under) Dolphin Encounter - Swimmers $248 $232 Dolphin Encounter - Spectators $124 $81 Albatross Encounter $189 $81 72

HAPUKU KITCHENS

Located just 6kms north of Kaikōura in a small area called Hapuku.

GLENSTRAE 4WD ADVENTURES

HANMER SPRINGS THERMAL POOLS & SPA

Nestled in the magnificent South Island high country, just 90 minutes from Christchurch, Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa is the perfect place to rebalance and unwind. The thermal pools have been attracting visitors for more than 125 years, all seeking the benefits of the natural mineral waters, clear alpine air and uplifting environment. Set in the heart of the village, they offer 22 open-air thermal pools of varying temperatures, private thermal pools, sauna and steam rooms, heated freshwater pools with lazy river, as well as a large family activity pool and children’s AquaPlay area, and three waterslides including NZ’s largest aquatic thrill ride ‘Conical Thrill’. Their international spa, The Spa at Hanmer Springs, specialises in offering spa, body and beauty treatments to enhance the wellbeing of their customers. All of these facilities are set amongst landscaped gardens offering picnic areas and licensed café.

Alpine Aqua Revitaliser - Begin your treatment with a 30 minute sauna or steam. Followed by a delicious treatment including our Alpine Aqua Refresher facial and an Unwind Your Back relaxation massage. Use of all outdoor thermal and freshwater pools and use of towel included.

HANMER SPRINGS ATTRACTIONS

Alpine Aqua Vichy - A full hour long treatment with full body exfoliation before the warmth of the Vichy’s rain showers. Our therapist will work in harmony with the soothing waters to gently massage and guide the Vichy to create a perfect peaceful state. Use of all outdoor Thermal Pools before or after your treatment. Hot Stone Therapy Package - Feel the stress and tension leave your body as heated basalt stones are gently placed then massaged over your body to encourage relaxation using your choice of signature pure essential oil blends to relax and rebalance. A 90 minutes Traditional Hot Stone Ritual massage, use of all outdoor pools, towel hire.

Jet the Gorge – A thrilling 30 minute jet boat ride of the entire length of Hanmer’s spectacular Waiau Gorge. Take in the magnificent scenery, then hold on tight while you experience the famous “Hamilton 360 degree jet spin” - excitement plus! Narrow gorges, braided shallows, white water rapids, this ride has it all. Departs: 11am, 1pm and 3.00pm. (Child 3-13yrs)

River Rafting – With lots of flat water and max grade 3 rapids, this is an ideal rafting experience for first timers, those less confident in the water and families. Highly qualified guides provide all training as well as wet suits and all safety equipment. Allow 2 hours, min. age 6yrs. (Child 6-13yrs). Departs: 10am and 2pm.

4 Wheel Quad Bikes – Great fun amongst awesome scenery. Challenge yourself as you tackle river bed creek crossings and muddy farmland trails. Fully guided, no experience necessary as all training is provided. We give you the freedom to ride safely to the conditions and within your ability! Allow 2 hrs. Departs: 10am and 2pm. (Child: 12-13yrs, min. 12yrs riding solo, 6yrs as passenger).

Bungy - Take a blood surging 35 metre leap from the historic Waiau Ferry Bridge, a truly New Zealand experience. We issue souvenir t-shirts, certificates to all who dare to jump and photographs are available from our on site shop and café. Note: jumpers must be over 35kg, at least 12yrs old and must fit safety equipment. (Child 12-13yrs).

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Adult Child (3-15yrs) Family (2AD+3CH) Pools Single Entry + Towel Hire $45 $28 $103 Operated by Hanmer Springs Attractions Adult Child Jet the Gorge (3-13yrs) $135 $75 River Rafting (6-13yrs) $182 $107 4 Wheel Quad Bikes (Min 16yrs) $182Bungy Per Person
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Per Person Hapuku Kitchen Half Day $313 Adult Child (5-15yrs) Quad Bike $182Yamaha Viking Tour $113 $59
A well known area with a lot of tradition in food preparation or kai (meaning food in Māori). The Hapuku Kitchen Seasonal Feast is an ever-changing half day experience, focused on uncomplicated and utterly delicious dishes made from ingredients sourced from the gardens and local producers. With help
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20 minutes south of Kaikoura lies Glenstrae farm Quad and UTV tours on a spectacular coastal setting. Come and experience the breathtaking surrounds of this rugged coastline on a 2.5
hour quad bike ride over the working Glenstrae sheep farm in the Kaikōura mountains. Embark on a ride of a lifetime as you speed through native bush and hill country farm land. Dash through manuka glades on your way to the Haumuri Bluffs where you will see fur seals basking in the sun before reaching a small cabin on the property for tea, coffee and cookies. Prepare for a highlight of your tour and wild ride as you tear up the middle of the creek. Duration: 3 hrs
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CHRISTCHURCH & AKAROA

EVERY SEASON CAN OFFER YOU THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

Gateway to the Canterbury region and the diverse South Island, this beautiful garden city full of English heritage and character is the perfect place to start your holiday.

» Scenic ocean to alp views and back across Christchurch from the Port Hills.

» Take a scenic 90 minute drive via Banks Peninsula to the seaside port of Akaroa.

» Swim with the dolphins or take a scenic harbour cruise at Akaroa.

» Take to the ski slopes (Jun-Oct) at Mt Hutt, a 90 minutes drive from Christchurch.

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Conveniently located only two minutes from Christchurch Airport and offering modern, comfortable accommodation. Excellent value and family-friendly. Amenities include complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle, 24-hour reception, restaurant and bar, room service, complimentary WiFi, free car parking, and car storage (paid direct).

Sudima Christchurch Airport, a 4.5star hotel, is the perfect stepping stone to the stunning South Island. It’s just five minutes from the domestic and international terminals and a great place to rest and rejuvenate before you head into the city centre or travel further afield.

Land in 4 star plus comfort at the Novotel Christchurch Airport hotel, conveniently located directly outside the International and Domestic terminals. Enjoy a unique experience in one of the 200 rooms available, designed with modern decor, ergonomic comfort, and high-end facilities. Dine in the Food Exchange or Gourmet Bar with a selection of balanced meal choices, where you can relax in a friendly and stylish setting. Bright and funky with lots of attitude, this innovative and stylish hotel has a unique urban feel throughout. Located in the heart of the CBD, within strolling distance of fantastic dining, shopping, and attractions such as the Botanic Gardens and Arts Centre. Amenities include a restaurant and bar, free WiFi (up to 500MB), small gym, and car parking (paid direct).

Located in the heart of the city near Cathedral Square, Ibis is an ideal base for exploring on foot. Enjoy the atmosphere of rejuvenation with new shopping precincts and dining options galore and explore the Botanic Gardens, Art Gallery and more. Amenities include a restaurant, bar, WiFi, accessible rooms and facilities, laundry, 24 hour reception and room service.

In the heart of the innovation precinct & SALT district, opened 2015… Ramada Suites Christchurch is perfect for any stay! Central city location with an abundance of cafes bars and eateries only walking distance. 44 spacious apartment-style rooms, all of which contain a full kitchen with dishwasher, full laundry and quality amenities and appliances. Free WIFI and complimentary onsite parking.

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Bealey Quater, a purpose-built hotel with your comfort and enjoyment in mind. Boasting 39 private rooms, Studios, Lodge and Courtyard, each is fitted out with a smart TV and FREE ultra-fast Wi-Fi. Enjoy shops, cafes, Canterbury Museum and Avon River punt ride. Dine at the popular Bealey Ale & Steak House, as it is one of the highest rating bar and restaurants in town. Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Superior Room $236 $303 $260 Superior Plus Room $247 $333 $271 Executive Room $267 $353 $294 Per Room From Apr 24Sep 25 Studio $214 Executive Studio $268 Two Bedroom $336 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 City Urban Double $146 $167 $161 City Urban King $186 $207 $205 City Urban Premium $210 $232 $231 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Superior Room $272 $344 $300 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Standard Room $261 $298 $327 Ibis Plus Room $286 $323 $355 Extra person $56 $57 $61 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Standard Room $256 $283 $295 Executive Room $283 $324 $311 Executive Suite (1-4) $418 $485 $460 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Apr 25 May –Sep 25 Standard Studio $145 $168 $149 Superior Studio $162 $197 $168 Extra Person $33 $34 $34 Hotel 2 CHRISTCHURCH AIRPORT Airport Gateway Motor Lodge CHRISTCHURCH AIRPORT Novotel Christchurch Airport CHRISTCHURCH CITY BreakFree on Cashel CHRISTCHURCH CITY Ibis Christchurch CHRISTCHURCH CITY Ramada Suites Christchurch CHRISTCHURCH CITY Bealey Quarter Self Cont. Hotel Hotel Hotel Self Cont. Motel 1 3 4 6 7 5 *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events. With sweeping views over Latimer Square, indulge in relaxation and a good night’s sleep after a day of new sights, sounds and exploration. Located 200m from the Transitional Cathedral, and only a five-minute walk to the CBD. On-site, enjoy the excellent steakhouse and bar, Bloody Mary’s, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception and room service. Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Superior Room $226 $266 $249 Deluxe Room $248 $286 $273 CHRISTCHURCH CITY Rydges Christchurch Hotel 8 75

Discover the charm of Heritage Christchurch, a historic landmark nestled in the heart of the city with national significance. Immerse yourself in a blend of history and modern comfort with our carefully crafted selfcontained suites, ensuring a delightful stay. Indulge in relaxation at our Health Club, offering a lap pool, inviting jacuzzi, and a soothing sauna. Experience the utmost convenience with valet parking and stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your visit.

A boutique luxury hotel offering supreme comfort, an intimate ambiance, attention to detail, and a one-to-one staff to guest ratio for consistent personalised service. The hotel overlooks picturesque Hagley Park, and is only a short walk to the art gallery, museum, and botanic gardens. Two award-winning restaurants, free WiFi, and free car parking.

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free WiFi. Enjoy the best of the city at your doorstep, including historic New Regent Street, Cathedral Square, beautiful parks and gardens, and other top attractions. Rooms are comfortable and modern, with accessible rooms available. Amenities include free unlimited internet, 24-hour reception, restaurant, bar, gym, sauna, and valet parking (paid direct). Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24 –Apr 25 May –Sep 25 Executive $342 $423 $360 Premium Executive $369 $456 $387 Junior Suite $553 $769 $580 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 1 Bedroom $313 $464 $344 2 Bedroom $448 $599 $492 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Classic Super King Room $252 $310 $271 Superior Room $353 $405 $372 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Superior King $236 $302 $260 Junior Suite $367 $433 $404 CHRISTCHURCH CITY The George CHRISTCHURCH CITY Heritage Christchurch CHRISTCHURCH CITY Distinction Christchurch Hotel CHRISTCHURCH CITY Fable Christchurch Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel 14 13 12 11 AKAROA Akaroa Critieon Motel AKAROA Beaufort House The Akaroa Criterion Motel is situated in the heart of Akaroa, offering stunning harbour views. Enjoy spacious, tastefully appointed units all featuring double glazing and open to private sunny balconies. The Akaroa Criterion is adjacent to boutique shops, restaurants and the beach. Beaufort House Akaroa offers luxury accommodation and harbour views to discerning guests who enjoy heritage, character, and the charm of a bygone era. Refurbished with Antiques of the era. Enjoy this Peaceful and tranquil accommodation. In excellent location with a 5 min walk to all facilities and the waterfront, Free Wifi and European breakfast included. Motel Hosted Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24Sep 25 Double Room Including Breakfast $560 $600 Bright, modern accommodation in the heart of the Garden City. Adjacent to Cathedral Square and within walking distance to The Terrace – the new hospitality precinct overlooking the Avon River and The Crossing – the new shopping precinct and vibrant heart of the city. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, 24 hour reception, accessible rooms, WiFi access and fully equipped gym. Located in Christchurch CBD just minutes away from dining, shopping and entertainment, Crowne Plaza Christchurch offers accommodation, dining and meeting options for the modern leisure traveller. Overlooking historic Victoria Square and the iconic Avon River, you’ll be in the perfect spot to explore the city or relax in the upmarket surrounds of Market Place Restaurant, or the 1851 Social bar and lounge. Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Superior Room $385 $327 $424 Executive Room $432 $368 $475 Extra person $71 $70 $78 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Apr 25 May –Sep 25 Standard Room $216 $263 $237 Standard City view Room $256 $303 $282 King Suite $324 $371 $356 CHRISTCHURCH CITY Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square CHRISTCHURCH CITY Crowne Plaza Christchurch Hotel Hotel 10 15 *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events. Sudima Christchurch City is a 5-star boutique hotel ideally located on Victoria Street amidst an array of cafes, restaurants and bars. It’s just a martini pips’ throw to beautiful Hagley Park and a short walk to Christchurch’s city centre. As a contemporary hotel it features luxe rooms and suites, The Lane restaurant & bar and Moss day spa Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Luxe Twin Room $310 $378 $341 Luxe King Room $321 $398 $353 CHRISTCHURCH CITY Sudima Christchurch City Hotel 16 Modern CBD hotel by Riverside Market and Christchurch Casino surrounded by bars and restaurants, 10 kms from Christchurch International Airport, Wyndham Garden Christchurch Kilmore Street offers convenient amenities like a gym, café, and free WiFi. Each non-smoking guest room features a kitchenette (with refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, toaster, microwave, and dishwasher), flat-screen satellite TV, ironing amenities, hair dryer, bath products, and window that opens. Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Hotel Room $249 $303 $274 Studio Apartment $303 $363 $334 One Bedroom $445 $506 $489 CHRISTCHURCH CITY Wyndham Garden Hotel Christchurch Hotel 9 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Studio Room $216 $263 $222 Seaview Room $252 $303 $263 Top Floor Seaview Room $285 $334 $297 76
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Otautahi, Christchurch is a city of exploration, where urban regeneration, culture and heritage thrive. Christchurch is constantly evolving, giving visitors something new to explore. The Canterbury region is rich in a vast diversity of landscapes in our backyard. Only a short helicopter flight in any direction will put you over snow-covered mountains, lush pasture farmland, rivers, lakes, rugged coastlines, or major metropolitan cities. Enjoy a birds-eye perspective on our amazing region as our experienced pilots fly you in comfort and safety.

Choose from heli winery lunches tasting the best of New Zealand wines. The thrills of 360 turns in a jet boat on a helijet adventure. A snow landing fight in the southern alps, picnic on a peak indulging in local cuisine and beverages or head north to take in our whale watching flights in Kaikoura. Try your hand at flying a helicopter on our Learn to Fly introduction experience.

HASSLE-FREE TOURS

Hassle-free Tours offer specialised tour experiences throughout the spectacular Christchurch and Canterbury region. Friendly guides provide an informative and entertaining commentary throughout your journey. Lord of the Rings Tour – Journey to middle earth and visit ‘Edoras’, the capital city of the Rohan people in the movie trilogy. Immerse yourself in the natural, unspoilt beauty of the breathtaking area. Friendly guides provide a commentary throughout your journey including interesting facts about the movies, regional history, flora, fauna and wildlife. Tour includes a delicious lunch and hotel transfers. Departs 9am, returns 5.30-6pm

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THE INTERNATIONAL ANTARCTIC CENTRE

Experience the wonder and magic of Antarctica without leaving Christchurch, at one of New Zealand’s best, award winning tourist attractions.

The International Antarctic Centre is your destination for authentic, exciting and interactive fun and provides a realistic experience of Antarctica for visitors of all ages. You’ll visit ‘Antarctica - The Snow and Ice Experience’ survive an Antarctic Storm, learn about life in modern day Antarctica and Scott Base, hang out with Little Blue Penguins and cuddle the huskies! There’s also the famously exciting Hagglund ride and an awesome simulated 4D cruise, Happy Feet 4D, plus heaps more! It’s quite possibly the closest you’ll get to Antarctica without mounting your own expedition!

TRAM CITY TOUR AND PUNTING COMBO

Christchurch Attractions has all the best activities the city has to offer:

Tram - The Christchurch Tramway is the perfect way to experience the changing face of Christchurch City. The journey on our beautifully restored historic trams takes approximately 50 minutes and includes 17 stops, allowing you to visit inner city attractions such as New Regent Street, Cathedral Junction, Art Gallery, Arts Centre, Canterbury Museum and Botanic Gardens. Tram drivers provide a live and comprehensive commentary.

Punting - Board your classic punt at the historic Antigua Boat Sheds landing. Your Edwardian punter will guide you quietly past trailing willows, woodlands and leafy banks as you absorb the beauty of Christchurch’s Botanic Gardens. Punting on the beautiful Avon River is an iconic Christchurch attraction not to be missed. Bookings are recommended. Duration: 30mins with informative commentary. Departure point: 2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch City.

Lord of the Rings Tour

$298 $198

CHRISTCHURCH TRAM DINNER

Christchurch Tram Dinner – Being the only Restaurant Tram in New Zealand means we can offer you a unique way to view the inner city while enjoying a delicious evening dinner. Experience the luxury of our 36-seater air-conditioned, colonial style dining Tram and be treated to the finest service, cuisine and beverages New Zealand has to offer. Incorporate fabulous dining with Christchurch City heritage, truly a mix of the old and the new.

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Christchurch Tram Dinner

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OPUKE THERMAL HOT POOLS

Sourced from the mountains and powered by the sun, Ōpuke Thermal Pools and Spa offers an experience like no other, where visitors can unwind and soak in the backdrop of the majestic Southern Alps. Ōpuke provides a variety of experiences, fulfilling the needs of both adults seeking tranquillity and families seeking adventure. Offering an adult-exclusive experience, the Tranquillity Pools are perfect for individuals, groups or couples to relax, with the iconic swim up bar and the add-on feature of the Solar Tubs for the warmest pool temps and some more privacy. The Discovery Pools provide family-friendly exploration for all ages in the crazy river, leap of faith jump-pool and the star lit caves. The day spa offers more opportunity for relaxation with a range of treatments including Ōpuke’s unique signature treatments. Ōpuke operates in set session times and bookings are recommended.

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that includes a café and bar with seating for up to 200, plus an expansive outdoor deck to make the most of our forest setting. Zipline Tour - approx 2 hours - A series of four thrilling dual-ziplines, including one that is over 1.1 kilometres long (New Zealand’s longest!), and another that is over 150 metres above the valley floor (New Zealand’s highest!). ZIPLINE #4 : Race down New Zealand’s longest Zipline reaching speeds of over 100kph. !.1km long, that’s 1100m..! Duration is 45 minutes.

Intro to Riding - Allow 90 mins - An introductory lesson that includes bike and all protective hire, instruction on the basics of mountain biking, a single uplift and a guided run on our beginner trail.

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Swim with the Dolphins – Akaroa Harbour is the only place on the planet where you can swim with the world’s smallest and rarest dolphins – The Hector’s or New Zealand Dolphin. Black Cat cruises operate a jet powered catamaran for ultimate safety for you and the dolphins. Everything is provided including wetsuits, masks, hot showers and hot chocolate. You can also watch the dolphins from the vessel. Departs daily from Akaroa’s Main Wharf at 10.45am, 1.30 pm & 3.45pm (26 Dec 31 – Jan)

CANTERBURY LEISURE TOURS

Akaroa Day Tour including Harbour Cruise - Visit the beautiful unspoilt old French whaling depot of Akaroa. Travel to Akaroa via Lake Ellesmere, Lake Forsyth and Little River, stop at the Hilltop Tavern to experience panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour, visit the cheese factory at Barry’s Bay and sample some fine New Zealand cheese, and lunch in the naturally picturesque setting of Akaroa Village at the popular Bully Hayes Restaurant. In the afternoon enjoy a two hour cruise on the Canterbury Cat exploring the delights of Akaroa Harbour and sighting dolphins, penguins and seals. Akaroa Swim with the Dolphin - the Akaroa tour as described above with Swimming with the Dolphins as an alternative to the Harbour cruise.

Kaikōura and Whale Watching Cruise - Travel by road through the rolling hill country of North Canterbury, enjoying the beauty of its rural pastoral scenes, to Kaikōura where mountains meet sea. Kaikōura is world renowned for the variety of marine mammals which can be seen, specially the giant sperm whales and the acrobatic dusky dolphins. On your arrival in Kaikōura you will be transferred to a whale watch tour; by boat or light aircraft, the choice is yours. In the afternoon enjoy a café lunch (own expense) and then visit a seal colony where fur seals may be viewed at close quarters. On your return to Christchurch a stop will be made at a North Canterbury vineyard, where a wine tasting has been arranged for your pleasure.

Waipara Wine Trail with Lunch - This tour explores 4 of North Canterbury’s boutique vineyards. From Christchurch we drive 45 minutes north through the New Zealand countryside to the Waipara Valley, known for its warm, dry climate and rich alluvial soils, ideal for superior wine production. Over 40 vineyards and wineries pepper the landscape of the valley, with pinot noir, riesling, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc dominating local plantings. Our first stop will be at Waipara Springs Winery for both a tasting and a leisurely plattered lunch, after which the tour proceeds to Greystone, Waipara Hills and Pegasus Bay wineries for tastings of some more great wines. Departs: Midday, returns by 6.00pm. Duration: approx. 5 ½ hrs (Should any of the above named wineries be unavailable on the day, an alternative winery in the Waipara area will be substituted).

Akaroa Day Tour + Swimming with the Dolphin $367 $297

Kaikōura and Whale Watching Cruise (Tour LT08) $415 $205

Waipara Wine Trail with Lunch (Tour LT18A) $173 $86 3

Listed as 1 of the top 10 marine mammal experiences in the world by Lonely Planet. Hour Nature Cruise – The historic French Village of Akaroa is 90 minutes drive from Christchurch where you will join the award winning Black Cat Cruises. Akaroa Harbour is home to Hector’s dolphins, white flippered penguins, fur seals and many sea birds. Other highlights of the daily cruise include visits to Cathedral Cave and the sites of early Māori settlements. Departs from Akaroa’s Main Wharf at 9.30am, 12.30 pm.
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The gondola offers a unique Christchurch 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 Banks Peninsula. Christchurch Adventure Park is set on 358 private hectares in Christchurch’s stunning Port Hills. We have New Zealand’s longest chairlift, a quad chair specifically designed for riders and their mountain bikes but also used by sightseers and zipliners to access the top of the Port Hills and our fantastic views. We have an onsite village
Operated by Christchurch Attractions Adult Child (5-15yrs) Family (2ad+ up to 3ch) Gondola Ride $43 $22 $126 Adult Child (7-17yrs) Family Zipline Tour $214 $129 $604 Zipline #4 $107 $81
Intro to Riding $140 $140Sightseeing $27 $22Adult Child 2 Hour Nature Cruise (Child: 5-15yrs) $128 $59 3 Hour Swim with the Dolphins - Swimmers (Child: 8-15yrs) $236 $204 3 Hour Swim with the Dolphins - Non swimmers (Child: 5-15yrs) $118 $96 Adult Child (under 15yrs)
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WEST COAST & THE GLACIER REGION

UNTAMED NATURAL WILDERNESS

Wildlife havens, legendary lakes, mighty mountains and rugged coastlines, the West Coast region is 600kms long and no more than 70kms wide, packed with stunning scenery and friendly hospitality from the locals.

DRIVING DISTANCES:

GREYMOUTH TO:

Christchurch 255 kms, 3 hrs 45 mins

Franz Josef 180 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins

Punakaiki 44 kms, 45 mins

HAAST TO: Queenstown 250 kms, 3 hrs 45 mins

Greymouth 315 kms, 4 hrs 30 mins

OTHER DISTANCES: FOX to Wanaka 260 kms, 4 hrs to Haast 120 kms, 1 hr 30 mins

FRANZ JOSEF to Fox Glacier 25 kms, 30 mins to Christchurch 395 kms, 5 hrs 40 mins

SPECIAL EVENTS:

2-13 April 2024 – AgFest

11 May 2024 – South Island Ultra Marathon

27 October 2024 – Greymouth Motorcycle Street Race February 2025 – Old Ghost Road Ultra March 2025 - Wildfoods Festival

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

» Oparara Limestone Cave & Arches.

» Cape Foulwind Fur Seal Colony.

» Pancake Rocks & Blowholes in Punakaiki (along The Great Coast Road).

» Picturesque Lake Brunner, the largest of lakes on the West Coast.

» Turquoise blue waters of the Hokitika Gorge.

» The most accessible glaciers in the world! Franz Josef Glacier & Fox Glacier.

» Multiple short walks & hikes including two of New Zealand’s Great Walks – The Paparoa Track & Heaphy Track.

» The TranzAlpine train journey from Christchurch to Greymouth is rated one of the top 6 scenic train journeys in the world.

» Discover a lost world in Hasst, UNESCO-acclaimed World Heritage Area.

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Hot Springs as you surround yourself in the picturesque mountainous landscape and discover geothermal bathing, hiking trails, nourishing food, endless forest and much more. Various accommodation options available from luxury hotel rooms, our campsite and our newest addition – cosy glamping pods! All room rates include 24-hour access to all of our bathing facilities.

A new start. A new brand, Copthorne Hotel Greymouth, after an extensive refurbishment offers some of the most comfortable and well-equipped rooms in town. Centrally located for easy access to the unspoiled coast and its scenic attractions from the Southern Alps to the Tasman Sea. With Jimmy Cook’s Kiwi Kitchen on site, this is the place to eat and meet and is open daily.

Soak in the warmth, colour, and style of this West Coast hotel, a haven for the discerning traveller. Only five minutes’ drive from the town centre, the hotel is framed by rugged coast, rainforest, and the magnificent Southern Alps. Accessible rooms available. Amenities include a restaurant, bar, free WiFi, swimming pool, spa, gym, room service, and laundry.

An absolute beachfront retreat overlooking the Tasman Sea. Enjoy peace, privacy, and quiet on two hectares of native bush and landscaped gardens on the secluded West Coast, 14km north of Greymouth. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves in warm and inviting rooms, all with ocean views. Facilities include a guest lounge, free WiFi, and car parking.

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beachfront access and breathtaking ocean views. Explore nearby attractions like the Hokitika Gorge and Punakaiki Pancake Rocks. Our hotel offers comfortable accommodations and a unique Modern, elegant rooms offering comfort and privacy. Enjoy magnificent views from the Oceanview Restaurant and Bar, complimentary WiFi and car parking. Our Hokitika accommodation is right by the sea offering guests the opportunity to relax and enjoy fantastic views of the ocean and impressive West Coast sunsets. You can choose from 3 different styles of holiday accommodation. you can relax and enjoy: 4 acres of native gardens, which surround the chalets, apartments and cabins. Hosted Hotel Hotel Self Cont. Hotel Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Apr 25 May –Sep 25 Lakeview Studio $210 $264 $232 Two Bedroom Lakeview Apartment 1-4 people $378 $448 $399 Per Room From Apr 24 –Apr 25 May –Sep 25 Mountain View Room $401 $441 Garden Ground Room $412 $453 Garden View Room $433 $476 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Superior Room $229 $270 $252 Extra person $54 $54 $59 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Apr 25 May –Sep 25 Standard Room $169 $228 $201 Executive Room $187 $255 $228 One Bedroom (1-4) $214 $279 $248 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Sep 25 Koromiko Room $318 $523 Kory Suite $491 $523 Kowhai Suite $491 $523 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Apr 25 May –Sep 25 Superior $216 $263 $222 Ground Floor Oceanview $252 $303 $262 Oceanview $285 $334 $297 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Apr 25 May –Sep 25 Motel Log Cabin $158 $216 $175 Studio Beachfront Chalet $198 $270 $209 Two Bedroom Apartment $255 $337 $270 BONUS: Stay 3 nights and pay 2 nights (May-Sep) South Island Hotel Hotel 80
The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars WEST COAST & THE GLACIER REGION HAAST Heartland Hotel Haast FOX GLACIER Distinction Fox Glacier Te Weheka Hotel Sitting on the doorstep of a unique world heritage area and located in Haast Junction, this is an ideal place to stopover and explore this incredible area, en route to or from the West Coast and the Southern Lakes. Haast is a place of absolute beauty, with untouched beaches and rugged glacial valleys. Take the time to treat yourself to the tranquillity that this sparsely populated area offers. Luxury accommodation nestled beneath the Southern Alps; the location provides a sense of privacy and peaceful seclusion while being only a short stroll from the main street. Rooms are beautifully appointed and feature spacious ensuite with shower and separate bath, private balconies and lounge areas. Free unlimited WiFi, complimentary car parking, and on-site breakfast restaurant. Hotel Hosted Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Standard Room $202 $244 $222 Family Room (1-4) $295 $345 $325 Extra Person $67 $67 $74 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Apr 25 May –Sep 25 Twin/Double B&B $335 $554 $373 Triple B&B (2 AD & 1 CH) $404 $628 $405 FRANZ JOSEF Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Set on the edge of Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage Site in the magnificent Westland region, surrounded by natural wonders. High quality furnishings and conveniences in the spacious rooms ensure a relaxing stay. Amenities include two restaurants, a bar, private spa pools, free WiFi, day spa, guest laundry, and complimentary car parking. Hotel Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Apr 25 May –Sep 25 Standard Room $272 $402 $300 Superior Room $337 $481 $371 Extra Person $74 $74 $82 FRANZ JOSEF 58 on Cron Surrounded by native bush and majestic mountains, giving privacy and peace in a tranquil setting. Just a short stroll to the main village, Glacier Hot Pools across the road, and a two-minute walk to the West Coast Wildlife Centre. Hear tree frogs whistling in the rainforest at night. Kitchenettes in each unit, free WiFi, guest laundry, and car parking. Self Cont. Per Room From Apr –Oct 24 Nov 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Studio $153 $198 $166 1 Bedroom $179 $243 $179 2 Bedroom (1-4) $243 $307 $281 FRANZ JOSEF Te Waonui Forest Retreat A haven from the city rush, a foray into New Zealand’s pristine wilderness, a place to relax and refresh with a natural, earthy ambiance and attentive service. Enjoy an unique dining experience at the on-site restaurant, featuring fresh, local cuisine. Rooms feature deluxe soundproofing technology, luxurious bedding, private balcony or courtyard, and free WiFi. Hotel Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Apr 25 May –Sep 25 2 Adults DBB $932 $1,088 $1,025 Extra Adult DBB $310 $310 $341 BONUS: FREE Wifi BONUS: Includes full breakfast and FREE unlimited Wifi FOX GLACIER Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier Originally opened in 1928, this historic hotel has provided lodgings for climbers and adventurers from all over the world. Restored in 2007, this tradition is proudly continued, with modern comforts. The setting offers fantastic rural and mountain views. Facilities include a café and bar, guest laundry, free WiFi, and free car parking. Hotel FOX GLACIER Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Apr 25 May –Sep 25 Compact Studio $135 $236 $148 Queen Standard $169 $270 $175 One Bedroom $209 $337 $229 FRANZ JOSEF Punga Grove Motel and Suites Self Cont. Per Room From Apr –Aug 24 Sep 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Studio $153 $198 $166 1 Bedroom (2) $179 $243 $179 2 Bedroom (1-4) $249 $307 $281 Surrounded by established native bush and conveniently located only a short stroll from shops, eateries, tour operators, the West Coast Wildlife Centre and Glacier Hot Pools. Refresh and relax in this magnificent part of the world. Amenities include free WiFi, accessible facilities, fully-equipped kitchenettes, and outdoor BBQs. Quality self-contained accommodation, centrally located in the heart of the glacier village. Just a short drive away is the start of the Franz Josef Glacier Valley walk, with self-guided access to this beautiful natural attraction. Rooms are warm and comfortable, with modern décor and conveniences. Amenities include free parking, free unlimited WIFI, guest laundry and BBQ. Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Apr 25 May –Sep 25 Compact Queen Studio $148 $229 $148 Kitchenette Queen Studio $189 $303 $189 1 Bedroom Unit (1-4) $209 $330 $209 FRANZ JOSEF Bella Vista Motel Self Cont. FOX GLACIER Reflection Lodge Homestay Reflection Lodge is a lovely hosted Homestay Accommodation just outside the township of Fox Glacier on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The lodge is located in a private setting on a small private lake with panoramic views of Mount Cook & Mount Tasman, close to the Fox Glacier village and to some great walks, with the famous “Lake Matheson” on our back doorstep. Enjoy the expansive gardens and peaceful location, the two comfortable rooms and the hearty breakfast at the start of the day. Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 OctSep 25 Ensuite Room $334 $356 Hosted Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Standard Room $225 $279 $248 One Bedroom Suite $263 $302 $290 Closed - 07 May - 30 Sep 2024 Bella Vista Fox Glacier is a modern motel complex in the heart of Fox Glacier Village. All rooms feature tea/ coffee making facilities, cable TV and internet access. Guest amenities include a spa pool, BBQ area and laundry facilities. Off street car parking is provided. 81

HOKITIKA SCENIC TOURS

There is nowhere on earth, quite like the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand...nowhere. Lying between the Tasman Sea and the Southern Alps, it is a place blessed with natural beauty and delivers an abundance of breath-taking moments. At Hokitika Scenic Tours we specialise in guided tours and transfers of this magnificent part of Aotearoa. We offer half day, full day and multi day tours plus transfers to suit your travel plans. Guided by a knowledgeable local Kiwi.

Hokitika Gorge Tour: Observe from a swingbridge, the magnificent blue-green waters of the Hokitika River as it makes its way through the rock-sided Hokitika Gorge surrounded by native bush. Duration: 2 Hrs Departs: Daily from Hokitika

Hokitika Gorge, Treetops Walk & Pancake Rocks Tour: Return journey from Hokitika along the Great Coast Road to a limestone landscape of pancake-shaped rock formations, blowholes, and surge pools that are especially spectacular at high tide in the wild Tasman Sea. Treetop Walk includes entry, - Pancake Rocks plus photo opportunity at Lake Mahinapua Duration: 6.5hrs Departs: Hokitika or Greymouth. Lake Kaniere, Dorothy Falls & Hokitika Gorge: Observe from a swingbridge the magnificent blue green waters of the Hokitika River as it makes it way through the rock-sided Hokitika Gorge. Travel through the lush dairy farmlands of Kokatahi / Kowhitirangi Valley on our way to Lake Kaniere - through secluded rainforest stopping at spectacular Dorothy Falls. Optional 5 min bush walk for some great photos. This tranquil lake with it's mirrored reflections is surrounded by snow capped mountains and native forest....breathtaking scenery. Don't forget your camera! Refreshments provided. Duration: 3.5 hrs

Departs: Daily from Hokitika.

Transfer 1-4 people

Greymouth / Hokitika to Queenstown with one night in Franz Josef or vice versa: Includes photo opportunites Franz or Fox Glacier, Bruce Bay, Thunder Creek Falls with refreshment stop at Makarora. Does not include accommodation - transport only.

WEST COAST TREETOP WALK AND CAFÉ

An exhilarating treetop adventure among temperate rainforest giants. Experience life with the birds high in the ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopy.

Easy access for all to enjoy along a steel platform 20 metres high and over 450 metres long. Gently sway in harmony with the forest on the Mahinapua Springboard. View the exquisite Lake Mahinapua through the richly diverse forest foliage.

Thrill seekers will feel their heart pump and the adrenalin rush as they climb to the top of the Tower 47 metres above the forest floor. Be inspired by a sensational vista of the majestic snow-capped Southern Alps, Lake Mahinapua and the Tasman sea.

We are located 15mins South of Hokitika

UNDERWORLD ADVENTURES

Share with us a voyage of discovery. A journey to a place that is seldom visited; a land beyond, deep below, ancient silent, timeless, and breathtakingly beautiful.

The Nile River Rainforest Train - Completed in December 2002, ‘The Nile River Rainforest Train’ recreated a bygone era where bush trams once prevailed. The Train provides visitors with a fantastic way to experience the spectacular wilderness landscapes of the Nile River Canyon in the South Island’s Paparoa National Park. Suited to everyone, old or young. Duration: Allow 1.5hrs return from the Charleston Base. Departs: 9am & 11.30am Summer (Oct to Apr) & 10.00am Winter (May to Sep). Trips depart daily and are timed in conjunction with the scheduled Caving Adventures. Departure and return times may vary accordingly.

The Charleston Glowworm Cave Tour - A simply stunning Wilderness Eco-tour through the enormous Nile River Cave System deep in the Paparoa National Park. Your adventure will start at the Charleston Base where you will be equipped with a caving helmet and meet one of the passionate cave guides. A short drive will take you into the tranquil rainforest covered limestone valley to board the ‘Nile River Rainforest Train’. Here you start your journey into the Paparoa National Park exploring on of its highly protected and unique features – ancient cave systems, fragile cave formations, twinkling glowworms – hidden below lush rainforest, uniquely carved rock formations and impressive limestone cliffs. On your short walk to the cave, you will enjoy the tranquil beauty of the lush native bush, soak up the peaceful atmosphere and finally leave the river bed to gain amazing views upon the river below on your way to the cave entrance. Leaving daylight behind you will explore the enormous Nile River Caves System, seeing, feeling, and getting close to an ancient wonderland sculptured by water and decorated with fragile calcite formations. NOTE: Must be able to walk unassisted for up to two hours on uneven surfaces. Warm clothing, rain jacket and robust footwear advisable. Min age: 5yrs. Duration: 3.5 hours return from Charleston Base. Departs: 9am & 11.30am Summer (Oct to Apr) & 10:00 am Winter (May to Sep)

Underworld Rafting – This is a superb 4 hour Cave Rafting adventure in the enormous Nile River Cave System deep in the untamed natural wilderness of the Paparoa National Park. On this adventure you will meet your guide at the Underworld Adventure Center in Charleston, who will equip you with wet suits, wet suit socks, boots, gloves and helmets. Dressed ready for your adventure, a short drive and the Nile River Rainforest Train will take you into the stunning West Coast Rainforest with towering limestone cliffs that create a magical backdrop for your adventure. Min age: 10yrs or over. Water confidence required. Swimwear and a towel required. Duration: Allow 4 hours from Charleston Base. Departs: 9am & 11.30am

(Oct to Apr) & 10 am Winter (May to Sep)

MONTEITH'S BREWING COMPANY

The Monteith's Brewing Company in Greymouth offers a fascinating brewery experience in the heart of Greymouth. Explore the traditions and heritage of the brewing establishment and taste their famous craft brews and modern food. The 45-minute guided tour shares the origins of Monteith's, head behind the scenes to see, touch, taste and smell the specialised ingredients and catch a glimpse of the brewers in action. Finally, everyone can achieve the 'perfect pour' at the Brewer’s Tap. The tour package includes vouchers and discounts for key activities on the West Coast and includes three tap beers at the Monteith’s bar. If time is limited, simply enjoy the atmosphere of the modern restaurant, pick from our locally inspired seasonal menu or make your way through a tasting tray of our freshly brewed beers.

Open 7 days a week from 11am. Daily brewery tours at 11.30am, 3pm, 4.30pm and 6pm

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Adult Child (5-16yrs) The Nile River Rainforest Train Tour (min 2 people) $27 $22 The Charleston Glowworm Cave Tour $156 $119 Underworld Rafting $232 $183 Adult Child (5-15yrs) Family Pass Walkway Entry $34 $17 $89 Per Person Brewery Tour $34 Adult Hokitika Gorge Tour Ex Hokitika $57 COMBINED Gorge, Treetop, Pancake Rocks Tour Ex Hokitika or Greymouth $324 Lake Kaniere, Dorothy Falls & Hokitika Gorge ex Hokitika $120 Oneway Transfer Only Greymouth to Queenstown via Franz Josef 1-4 people $2,090 82

AIR SAFARIS

The Grand Traverse is a unique flight that encompasses two World Heritage national parks - Aoraki/Mount Cook and Westland/Tai Poutini. This two hundred kilometre traverse offers the most comprehensive viewing of New Zealand’s most beautiful and spectacular alpine scenery.

Highlights include the turquoise-blue glacial lakes and braided river systems of the Mackenzie Basin, Murchison and Tasman Glaciers, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, and our two highest peaks Aoraki/Mount Cook and Mount Tasman. This magnificent scenery is enhanced with personal and informative commentary from your pilot.

Regular departures from Lake Tekapo and Franz Josef.Approx. 50 mins flying time - allow 1 hr. Note: As all flights are weather dependent, the Grand Traverse is interchangeable between Franz Josef and Lake Tekapo (see pg 113).

SHANTYTOWN

Located approximately 10kms south of Greymouth,

Open from 10am – 3pm. Morning train times: 11.30am. Afternoon train times: 12.30pm & 2pm

WEST COAST WILDLIFE CENTRE

This is the official home to the breeding and incubation program of the rowi kiwi. Found only in the Okarito Forest, near Franz Josef, the rowi is the world’s rarest kiwi with just over 375 surviving. Via high quality films and interactive displays, the centre also brings to life the stories and tales of people of the West Coast, from the rich history surrounding gold mining and hunting to the incredible evolution of the famous Franz Josef Glacier itself. ANZCRO Tip - Don’t miss the Backstage Pass - judged by Lonely Planet as one of the top 12 must see activities in New Zealand. Open daily from 8.30am - on-site café and the best shopping in Franz Josef.

OKARITO BOAT ECO TOURS

A morning two hour trip out on the expansive Okarito lagoon and waterways interactive and engaging guides will point out the wading and forest birds, and explain a bit of the geology of this mountain to sea landscape. Okarito is a standout special place in NZ the country s largest unmodified and intact wetland system. Learn of our iconic species brought back from near extinction and ongoing predator control programs and conservation efforts while being immersed in the natural beauty of the landscape. Includes hot drink snack.

FRANZ JOSEF HELIHIKE

Discover up close the magnificent phenomenon of the West Coast glaciers. Combine an awesome scenic helicopter flight over Franz Josef Glacier with a unique guided walk. Hike amongst ice caves, pinnacles and seracs in this pristine alpine environment.

The experienced and professional helicopter pilot’s informative commentary will showcase the exciting landscape for the adventure ahead. You’ll see the extraordinary colours of the ice-flow from above, and then up close, on an unforgettable 2 hour guided hike. This walking adventure is suitable for people of average fitness, minimum age 10yrs. (Tip: This trip is very popular so we encourage you to book ahead to avoid disappointment). Departs Oct-Apr 9.30am, 12 noon and 2.30pm; May-Sep 11am and 1.30pm. Duration 3 hrs.

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Shantytown is a faithfully restored replica of an 1860's West Coast gold mining town. A living monument to the hardy pioneers who forded the wildly exotic rivers and streams and scrambled through the rugged subtropical rainforest in search of their fortunes. Steam power was at the heart of the West Coast's early development and Shantytown affords this time encapsulated experience to new generations of travellers via a short trip by Steam Train. All tickets to Shantytown include a ride on one of our two vintage steam trains, sluice gun demonstration (when available) and Holographic.
Operated by The Helicopter Line Adult Child (8-14yrs) Franz Josef Helihike $696 $696
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the Glaciers $507 $405 Adult Child (5-15yrs) All Day Unlimited Entry $39 $19 All Day Entry + Kiwi Backstage Pass (only 32 issued per day) $74 $31
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FOX GLACIER GUIDING

Fox Glacier is the largest of the mighty West Coast glaciers and unique because it terminates in temperate rainforest 270m above sea level. A visit to Fox Glacier is an unforgettable experience. All necessary equipment is provided including ground transport, boots, socks, crampons, raincoat, walking poles and highly trained guides.

Reporting time is 15 mins prior to departures.

Fox Glacier Helihike - (Flying Fox) - An awesome combination of helicopter flight and up to 3 hours exploring a remote part of the glacier with constantly changing pristine ice formations and caves.

Duration 4 hrs. Departs 9am and 12 noon all year plus 3pm Oct-Apr. (Tip: these trips are very popular so we urge you to book early). Other departures available on demand. Minimum age 9yrs. (Child: 9-16yrs)

Heli Ice Climbing Adventure (Fox It Up) - Including two helicopter flights this day long experience introduces the adventurous to the exhilarating sport of ice climbing on the spectacular walls of the Fox Glacier. No prior experience is necessary as it is tailor made to suit.

CYCLE JOURNEYS

Travel to the top of the river

Offering several West Coast day ride options that will take you through some of the best sections along the West Coast Wilderness trail and all easily accessible from Cycle Journeys depot in Hokitika. The West Coast Day ride options are suitable for all levels of riding. Includes: Standard bike hire for 1 day – including helmet and rear rack bag (Upgrades are available) and West Coast trail map info

Per Person

Mahinapuha Magic $142

Hokitika Lakes & Waterways $143

The Big Day Out

$125

WAIATOTO RIVER SAFARIS

FOX AND FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER HELICOPTERS

Fox or Franz Josef Glacier Snow Landing - From sea level rising to the heart of the magnificent Southern Alps, this flight explores the icefalls on either the Franz Josef or Fox Glaciers. Experience the seclusion of a snow landing in this largely inaccessible alpine region. 20 min. (includes snow landing).

Fox and Franz Josef Twin - Explore the glacial icefalls of not one but two glaciers - Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier. Discover up close their unusual ice formations - landing on the snowfields is a highlight and will make for superb photos, snowballs and memories. 30 min. (includes snow landing).

Mount Cook Spectacular with Landing - The ultimate glacial experience – this flight tour covers it all! Glacial icefalls, crevasses and neves, views from ocean to alps. Cross the Southern Alps' spine and circle the peak of magnificent Aoraki Mount Cook. Get your camera ready for the spectacular snow landing. 40 min. (includes snow landing).

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and listen as we impart our in-depth knowledge of the area. Pass over the Alpine Fault line and watch the truly dramatic scenery unfold. Learn about the introduced animals, visit the Kiwi sanctuary and learn about the Kiwi breeding program. The laid-back, relaxed pace of this river safari allows plenty
to the
some native birds before finishing off with a visit to the breeding grounds of
famous West Coast New Zealand Whitebait fishery. Operated by Glacier Helicopter Franz Josef Adult Child (14yrs & under) Fox or Franz Josef Glacier Snow Landing (Flt 302) $378 $264 Fox and Franz Josef Twin (Flt 303) $480 $340 Mount Cook Spectacular with Landing (Flt 306) $658 $458 Adult/Child Family Fox Glacier Helihike (Flying Fox) $714 $2,402 Heli Ice Climbing Adventure (Fox It Up) $1,034Adult Child (4-15 yrs) Waiatoto River Safari - Self Drive $301 $204 Operated by Franz Josef Wilderness Tours Adult Child (3-15yrs) Cruise Only $126 $76 3 Hour Fishing $228 $96 3 hr Kayak Classic (the original adventure) $151 $96 4 hr Kayak and Walk (includes a guided rainforest walk) $171 $111
of time for photo stops and an optional stroll before a speedy trip back downriver
Tasman Sea to spot
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Jump on board the Hanna-K and join us for a scenic cruise or fishing charter on Lake Mapourika, just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier. Lake Mapourika holds scenic views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Cruise along the mirror-like water and visit a kiwi sanctuary amidst some of Westland’s oldest untouched rainforest. Your skipper will provide commentary along the way, and complimentary tea and coffee are provided on all our tours. The Hanna-K has an indoor cabin area, as well a covered outdoor back deck, which means you stay warm and dry in all weather. The front viewing deck is perfect for photography and birdwatching. Fishing: Fish for brown trout all year around. Salmon season from 01 October to 31 March annually. Join us on a unique kayak adventure just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier! Set out across Lake Mapourika’s mysterious black waters enjoying mirror-like reflections of the Southern Alps and glaciers. Sit in awe of the surrounding Jurassic rainforest and 900 year old trees as you explore the Okarito kiwi sanctuary. A kayak experience like no other that’s designed to complete your Glacier Country experience!
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DRIVING DISTANCES:

WANAKA TO:

Christchurch 425 kms, 6 hrs

Fox Glacier 260 kms, 3 hrs 15 mins

Mount Cook 214 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins

Queenstown (via the Crown Range) 91 kms, 1 hr

Queenstown (via Cromwell) 117 kms, 1 hr 20 mins

Dunedin 276 kms, 3 hrs Picton 773 kms, 14 hrs

SPECIAL EVENTS:

29-31 Mar 2024 – Warbirds over Wanaka

29-31 Dec 2024 – Rhythm & Alps

Feb 2025 – Challenge Wanaka

Mar 2025 – Wanaka A&P Show

A DESTINATION FOR ALL SEASONS

A place of awe inspiring natural beauty, steeped in history and stories, ancient and new. The wairua (spirit) created by the landscape is what shapes the experience of being in Wānaka and connects everyone who visits — whether for a few hours, or a lifetime. Where the mountains, lakes and terrain make for some of the most incredible adventures and activities that are shaped by locals who want to share their passions, who want visitors to experience and love the outdoors as they do, and who honour and respect the environment they operate in.

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

» Lake Wanaka, New Zealand’s 4th largest lake.

» Hiking in and scenic flights over World Heritage Listed Mt Aspiring National Park. At 3,033m Mt Aspiring has over 100 active glaciers.

» Trout fishing in the lake and surrounding areas.

» Winter skiing at Treble Cone and Cardrona.

» Autumn colours (starting late March) particularly stunning around Glendhu Bay.

» Award winning vineyards – the pinot noir is the region’s specialty.

Roys Peak track. Photo Credit: Julia Forrester
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Affordable accommodation in a fantastic location, only

Set amongst 6.5 hectares of stunning mountain landscape only a short drive from the town centre and lakefront, with a great range of accommodation to suit all travellers. The excellent range of amenities offers everything you need for a rejuvenating getaway; luxury day spa, outdoor heated rock pools, unheated lap pool, gym, free WiFi, restaurant and bar.

Stylish, self-catering motel and apartment accommodation for discerning travellers. Studio units offer stunning views of the lake and mountains; partial views from apartments. Step across the road to the lakefront, or take a threeminute stroll to shops, cafes, and restaurants in the town centre. Facilities include guest laundry and ski drying room. WiFi available.

Copper Beech Lodge Wānaka is a premium bed and breakfast experience for visitors to spectacular Wānaka. It is contemporary and newly furnished, offering two spacious rooms with ensuites, guest lounge and outdoor terrace. A four-minute drive or fifteen-minute walk to the lakefront and township, Copper Beech Lodge Wānaka is set in a private, quiet location surrounded by mountain views.

Lake Wanaka Roys Bay 84 Wanaka Station Park Lismore Park iSITE u Bay, cone piring National Park MOUNTASPIRINGRD BROWNSTONST UPTONST WARRENST TENBYST DUNMOREST ANDERSON LISM O R E S T 5 1 2 6 7 ARDMORESTREET McDOUGALL STREET MEADOWSTON E D R Town Centre Airport Hawea, Cromwell, Clyde & West Coast Cardrona & Queenstown Via Crown Range LA K E S I D E DR MACPHERSONRD HELWIC K ST DUNGARVON ST 3 GOLF COURSE RD CARDRON A V A L L E R Y R D WANAKALUGGATEHWY 1 6 8 4 7 PLANTA T I O N DR 2 WANAKA The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events. Located in a tranquil setting in the heart of Wanaka, and is only a two-minute walk from the centre of town. Ground floor rooms have access to grassed picnic/BBQ area. Upper floor rooms have fabulous balcony views of Bullock Creek reserve, Lake Wanaka, and the surrounding mountains. Each unit is equipped with full kitchen facilities, ensuite bathrooms, living area, dining area, flatscreen smart tv's and complimentary WiFi.
a minute’s walk from the beautiful lake and bustling town centre. Fantastic on-site dining options at Bullock Bar Grill, Beanie Café and Amigos Mexican Care. Facilities include 24-hour reception, free WiFi, off-street parking, gift shop, guest kitchen and laundry. From the moment you step into your spacious guest room, you will be spellbound by the views of the mountains and azure blue lake, which is only metres from your room. Offering a true resort experience, facilities include a day spa, spa pools and sauna, tennis courts, putting green, restaurant, café, children’s playground, free WiFi, and free car parking. Premium Room Upgrade available for a surcharge Newly refurbished rooms offering quality and comfort only 150m from the sparkling waters of world-renowned Lake Wanaka. Just a one-minute walk to shops, restaurants, galleries, and wine bars. Purpose-built access units available. Amenities include free car parking, drying room and ski gear storage, and guest laundry. Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Superior Studio $295 $241 $309 One Bedroom $336 $268 $282 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Standard $241 $315 $266 1 Bdrm Apt $315 $400 $346 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4) $556 $652 $612 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Sep 25 Standard Non View $182 $309 Standard Lake facing $209 $349 One Bedroom Suite $264 $417 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Hotel Room $268 $310 $295 One Bedroom $364 $419 $401 Two Bedroom $588 $696 $646 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Sep 25 Studio Compact $229 $297 Standard Studio $303 $378 1 Bedroom $303 $404 WANAKA Asure Brookvale Motel WANAKA The Moorings Wanaka WANAKA Copper Beach Lodge WANAKA Oakridge Resort WANAKA Wanaka Hotel WANAKA Edgewater WANAKA Bella Vista Wanaka Motel Self Cont. Bed & Breakfast Hotel / Self Cont. Hotel Hotel / Self Cont. Self Cont. 1 7 8 5 2 6 3 BONUS: FREE Wifi. BONUS: Children under 5yrs stay FREE #3 night min 24 Dec - 7 Jan. Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Lakeview Studio Suite $236 $344 $249 2 Bdrm (1-3 people) $324 $438 $371 3 Bdrm (1-4 people) $371 $519 $445 Located within the park like surroundings of The Camp, Cross Hill Lodge and Domes have their own entrance and are nestled on the hill in their own exclusive area. Each of the six domes at Cross Hill has a 40sqm interior with a 30sqm deck, perfect to relax on and let your body absorb the surrounding forest and nature. The floor to ceiling windows enable guests to lie beneath the stars at night, cocooned, safe and warm (or cool) from the outside elements and the morning sunrises are out of this world. Per Room From Apr 24 –Jan 25 FebSep 25 Double - Hot tub Package $909 $1,000 Double - Sunrise Stay $727 $800 LAKE HAWEA Cross Hill Lodge & Domes Boutique 4 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Superior King Room $388 $399 $427 Includes: Includes Breakfast Daily. 2 night minimum. 86

PUZZLING WORLD

Puzzling World is an iconic, unique attraction that since 1973 has fascinated people of all ages keen to engage in a fun, challenging and sensory experience. Encouraging problem solving and entertainment they invented the world’s first 3D maze and offer a huge Puzzle Café where you can try your hand at one of many brain-benders at the tables. Mind not boggled? - Visit the Illusion Rooms. From holograms, following faces and a shrinking room, to one where sculptures defy physics and another where objects glide uphill, your notion of reality will be tested.

SKYDIVE WANAKA

It’s not every day that you strap yourself to a beautiful stranger and leap from a perfectly good aircraft! Welcome to Skydive Wanaka - New Zealand’s most spectacular, multi award winning, high altitude tandem skydive! Your incredible scenic flight to altitude captures 360 degree views of New Zealand’s highest mountains, glaciers, lakes and rivers. Freefall from up to 15,000 feet at 200kph and then soar under parachute above snow-capped peaks before landing safely back at the drop zone. Capture your impressive freefall smile on camera and break the news to your mother in style!

Skydiving is one of life's must-do experiences and here is the most stunning place to tick it off your bucket list. Duration: Allow 4.5 hours from Queenstown or 3 hours from Wanaka. Free transport from Queenstown or Wanaka.

ASPIRING HELICOPTERS

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Conquer the highest waterfall via ferrata in the world; in the most beautiful corner of the world... Wanaka, NZ. Via Ferrata, an iron walkway in Italian describes how you’ll be climbing up this spectacular waterfall. One step at a time, or one iron rung at a time, making this climb one to tick off from your bucket list. Our expert guides will be right there with you, every step of the way, so you can reach your peak and see Lake Wanaka from a stunning new perspective. Choose between our two tours Go Wild and Wild Thing. Each one lets you climb a little higher and is a little harder, but the rewards are truly worth it.

Lord of the Rungs – Lower - Waterfall Climb. If you can climb a ladder, you can Go Wild. This is a great taster for those who are hesitant adventurers or for families. The climb takes you into the heart of the waterfall, exposing hidden pools and fantastic views. Duration: 3hr round trip. Approximately 1hr of climbing. Fitness: Basic fitness required.

Lord of the Rungs – Upper - Waterfall Climb. Find your inner Wild Thing and climb higher, right beside the waterfall. Our most popular climb is perfect for the more adventurous, with an ideal balance of challenge and achievability. Duration: 5hr round trip. Approximately 3hrs of climbing. Fitness: Good fitness required.

Included on all tours: Expert guide and training, helmets and harnesses, via ferrata lanyard and safety equipment, transport to/from Wanaka town centre, fingerless gloves, snacks and water, open all year round.

Mou Waho Island Cruise & Walk - Cruise to this unique and magical nature reserve, walk the track to the serene lake near the summit for amazing lake and alpine views. Our experienced guides will share their knowledge of local features as well as the diverse New Zealand birdlife including the rare flightless buff weka, extinct on the mainland. This is a not to be missed experience as the island is geologically unique with a lake on top, no introduced predators and magnificent panoramas of the Southern Alps dropping dramatically into Lake Wanaka. Departs 9am and 1.30pm. Duration 3.5 hours. Includes morning or afternoon tea. Min. 2 adults.

Rob Roy Glacier Guided Walk - The most varied and spectacular one day walk in New Zealand. Swingbridge, glacier views, ice falls, mountain rainforest, alpine flowers and waterfalls - Rob Roy has it all! The jewel of Mt Aspiring National Park, this walk is graded moderate and is a maximum 5 hour fully guided walk with our local guides revealing this valley's secret places for that perfect shot of the glacier. Departs 9am from Wanaka accommodation. Duration Full day. Includes Gourmet sandwich lunch, hot and cold refreshments and walking poles. Min. 2 adults.

Alpine Lakes Heli Hike: Fly by helicopter, and land 1400m above the Matukituki Valley on a ridge in the World Heritage area bordering Mt Aspiring National Park. Here 3 pristine alpine lakes sparkle against the stunning backdrop of ice-capped Mt Aspiring (3033m) and her surrounding glaciers. Experience the majesty and solitude of this alpine environment as you begin your 2-hour leisurely hike through alpine tussock herb fields past emerald lakes and along spectacular ridges.3 Heli flights and 2 Alpine landings all with your personal guide. Departs: 8.30am or 1.30pm Nov – Apr Duration: 4 .5 hrs. Includes: Morning or afternoon tea. Min. 2 Adults.

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on your aviators, slip on your headset, focus your camera and let Aspiring Helicopters take you on a once-ina-lifetime journey… It’s hard to beat a birds-eye view wherever you fly and the Southern Alps are no exception – in fact they’re right up there in the awe-inspiring beauty stakes. Situated in a modern hangar on a working High Country Station, Aspiring Helicopters are a small family owned and operated company boasting bespoke style flights with a focus on providing a professional and personable experience – we want you to go away smiling. All flights go on demand with a minimum of 2 adults.
WILDWIRE ECO WANAKA ADVENTURES
Adult Child (12-16yrs) Lord of the Rungs - Lower - Level 1 $215 $215 Lord of the Rungs - Upper - Level 2 $355 $355 Adult Child (4-14yrs) Mou Waho Island Cruise & Walk $286 $194 Rob Roy Glacier Guided Walk $378 $253 Alpine Lakes Heli Hike $1,057 $1,057 Adult Child (5-15yrs) General Entry $29 $21 Adult Child (3-14yrs) Glacier Landing $485 $291 Aspiring and Glaciers $642 $388 Mighty Milford Sound $1,613 $960 Per Person 12,000ft $423 15,000ft $535
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RIDGELINE ADVENTURES

Wild Hills Safari - An in-depth, authentic and educational adventure through the mountains of Wanaka's historic West Wanaka Station, a 30000 private farm on the edge of Mt Aspiring National Park. Exciting alpine 4WD backroads, encounters with free-ranging Red Deer, sheep and Angus Cattle, jaw-dropping scenery, leisurely nature walks and hands-on help with our predator control conservation project. All professionally delivered by our expert local New Zealand guides. This will be a guaranteed highlight of your holiday. Duration: 4 hours. Departs: 8:30am and 1:30pm Oct-April only.

Roy's Peak Experience - Begin with our exclusive Wanaka Highlights Safari followed by VIP helicopter pick up from the farm and short scenic flight (5 minutes) landing on Wanaka's famous Coromandel Peak (Roy's Peak) for photos. Duration: 3 hours. Departs: 8:30am, 10am, 1:30pm and 3pm year round.

COMBO OPTIONS:

Big Sky Safari - Wanaka Highlights Safari + Helicopter scenic flight and glacier landing. Duration: 3 hours.

Wanaka Nature Encounter - Wild Hills Safari + Lake cruise and Island Walk. Duration 8.5 hours.

Adult Child (15yrs and under)

Easy Bike Tour: Suitable for the whole family, A lovely, easy grade guided bike ride following another one of Wanaka’s beautiful rivers. Crystal blue water, endless mountain vistas and easy pedalling, makes this a great trip for people wanting some gentle exercise. Duration: 2.5 Hours Times: 9.30am – 12.00pm, 1.00pm – 3.30pm.

Riverside Bike Tour: A stunning guided ride along the banks of one of NZ’s most beautiful and powerful rivers. Varied riding, beautiful vistas and plenty of photo opportunities make this a must do trip for those who appreciate exercise and scenery. Duration: 3 Hours Times: 9.00am – 12.00pm, 1.00pm – 4.00pm

All tours Include Modern, front suspension mountain bike, OR front suspension E Bike, helmet & gloves, Refreshments - tea/coffee, snacks, Transfers to and from Wanaka accommodation

Adult Child (10-13yrs)

Wild Hills Safari

Roy's Peak Experience

Combo Options

Big Sky Safari (4WD + Heli glacier landing)

Wanaka Nature Encounter (4WD + Lake Cruise and Island Walk)

$293 $159

$652 $523

Adult Child

$965 $680

$579 $352

WANAKA WINE TOURS

Discover some of Wanaka and Central Otago’s wonderful vineyards and scenery, while meeting some of the numerous characters that produce these gorgeous, award-winning wines. We’ll take you to the little gems that are quietly making a big name for themselves with their dedication to produce the best possible wine. Here you’ll get up close and personal with the vineyard owners and wine makers. Small groups, personalised, fun and informative.

Classic Central Otago Wine Tour – Departs daily at 11.00am from Wanaka accommodation, returns approximately 5.30pm. Allow 6.5 hours

Includes: All transport, friendly knowledgeable guide, 6 vineyard tastings, award - winning gourmet platter lunch at our favourite vineyard restaurant

Boutique Central Otago Wine Tour – Departs daily at 1pm from Wanaka accommodation, return approximately 5.30pm. Allow 4.5 hours. Includes: All transport, friendly, knowledgeable guide, tastings at 4 vineyards, including a gourmet platter to enjoy with your tastings.

Per

Easy Bike Tour $345 $205

Riverside Bike Tour $302 $200

MT ASPIRING NATIONAL PARK - FLY, HIKE & JETBOAT ADVENTURES

Departing from Makarora, 1hr’s drive from Haast or 45 mins from Wanaka this is your opportunity to explore stunning world heritage listed Mt Aspiring National Park.

Wilkin River Jet Ride - Jet boating within the World

Heritage listed Mt Aspiring National Park:Experience the ultimate in shallow water jet boating, skimming along in just inches of water on the mighty Wilkin and Makarora Rivers. Learn about the history and geology of the stunning Makarora and Wanaka region with an informative commentary from our experienced drivers. Enjoy 50km of New Zealand wilderness river jet boating amidst native beech forest, pristine river valleys and rugged ice capped mountain. Duration: 1 hour

Heli Siberia - Start your experience in Makarora with a scenic helicopter flight taking in aerial views of the towering ice carved mountains and glaciers. Land in the remote Siberia Valley and enjoy a relaxing 3 hour walk on a well marked track. Rendezvous for a fast-paced return jet boat ride through the icy blue waters of the Wilkin and Makarora Rivers. (Low energy level.) What to bring - comfortable walking shoes/boots, warm waterproof jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, camera. A half day wilderness experience combining a scenic flight, valley walk and jet boat ride. Duration 4 hours

Operated by Wilken River Jet

Adult Child (3-13yrs)

Wilkin River Jet Ride $194 $140

Heli Siberia $646 $646

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IT’S ABOUT TIME YOU HAD NO IDEA WHAT THE TIME IS

If your idea of downtime includes an outdoor activity, delicious food prepared with locally grown produce, a fine beverage on the side, served in an uncrowded setting by a friendly local, you need to put Central Otago on your ’must visit’ list.

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5.5hrs FACT FILE SPECIAL EVENTS: Aug 24 - WoolOn Creative Fashion Event Sept 24 - Blossom Festival Dec 24 - Bannockburn Mountain Bike Classic Jan 25 - Cromwell Food & Wine Festival Jan 25 - Lake Dunstan Triathlon / Duathlon / Kayak Multisport Jan 25 - Lake Dunstan Cycle Challenge
» Home to 4 of NZ’s Great Rides with 300kms of walking and cycling trails
3 significant Tohu Whenua sites to explore
Heart of Central Otago’s Wine region with 55 winery and cellar door experiences
Home to orchards, roadside fruit stalls, fresh fruit ice-creams and honesty boxes! Karamea Westport Dunedin Queenstown Haast Kumara Twizel Mt Hutt Tekapo Mount Cook Timaru Oamaru Wanaka Arthur’s National Lake Pukaki Temuka Lake Ohau Wedderburn Jackson Head Jackson Bay Big Bay Lake Wanaka Cromwell Ophir Clyde Geraldine Craigieburn Forest Park Lake Kaniere Ross Abut Head Westland National Park Methven Greymouth Punakaiki Hokitika Franz Josef Glacier Fox Glacier 89
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WEDDERBURN Wedderburn Cottages

Wedderburn Cottages offers accommodation and hospitality at its best, ranging from the comfortable 1928 farm homestead lodge to attractive self-contained cottages, both ideal for homestay or farmstay type accommodation. We are situated right on the Central Otago Rail Trail with direct access from the trail itself. Nestled under the Hawkdun Range and surrounded by stunning landscape of farmland and tussock country, Wedderburn Cottages is a muststay after a long day.

CROMWELL Marsden Lake Resort

Marsden Lake Resort offers guests villa accommodation set

on the shores of Lake Dunstan.

Located 7km from Cromwell's town centre in the neighbourhood of sunny Pisa Moorings, the resort provides a lovely outlook in the heart of Central Otago. A Qualmark rated 5-star apartment. The boatshed themed accommodation has one- and three-bedroom villas with decks and access to the waterway, which are ideal for families.

CROMWELL Harvest Hotel at The Gate

Central Otago’s gateway accommodation, only a stone’s throw from wineries and golf courses, where every room opens to breathtaking mountain, vineyard, or rural views. The complex features a restaurant and bar, information centre with café, and pizzeria. Other facilities include free WiFi, a children’s play area, and guest laundry.

CLYDE Olivers Central Otago

Olivers offers two distinctive styles of Clyde accommodation and is the ideal stop over for cyclists on the Otago Central Rail Trail. The five Stables rooms, overlooking a landscaped courtyard, have a rustic ambience reminiscent of Central Otago pioneering days. Schist walls, stone floors, rough sawn timber beams and stable doors enhance the 1860s theme, while the six Lodge

CLYDE

The Lord Clyde

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BONUS: FREE Wifi. BONUS: FREE Wifi.
Located in the historic heart of Clyde, The Lord Clyde offers sophisticated, luxury accommodation and fascinating history within its 120-year-old stone walls. Recently renovated, 9 en-suited bedrooms blend elegant interiors with style and comfort. A freshly baked breakfast awaits each morning. Enjoy a local wine in the private garden, overlooking the Clutha River, or in winter, relax by the fire in the comfortable guest lounge. Hotel Self Cont. Hotel Hotel Hotel Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24Sep 25 Premium Room $320 $345 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24Sep 25 Cottage 2 people $248 $253 Extra Person $38 $38 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 AprSep 25 Standard Studio $276 $303 $304 Superior Studio $297 $330 $326 One Bedroom Village $344 $378 $378 Per Room From Apr 24 –May 25 JunSep 25 Deluxe Standard Room $313 $344 Deluxe Superior Room $464 $510 Premier Room $588 $647 Per Room From Apr 24–May 25 JunSep 25 Classic Room $334 $368 Superior Room $399 $439 Premium Room $512 $564 OPHIR Pitches Store Hidden from the world in the small historic gold mining town of Ophir, offering boutique accommodation in six charming rooms. The building has been restored to combine contemporary luxury with hints of the unique 135 year history. A perfect relaxing getaway or stop off on the Otago Rail Trail. On site restaurant, Air conditioning, guest hot tub and free wifi. Hosted Per Room From Apr 24Sep 25 Guest Room Including Breakfast $405 Rates include a freshly baked hot breakfast. Rates include a freshly baked hot breakfast. BIKE IT NOW GOLDFIELDS JET & MINING CENTRE HIGHLANDS MOTORSPORT PARK The Poolburn Gorge Section is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the Otago Central Rail Trail as it cuts through the Raggedy Range that separates the Manukerikia and Ida Valleys. Highlights of this section of the trail include the 37m high Poolburn Viaduct, two tunnels, the trails longest bridge and Central Otago stunning landscapes. Trip departs on demand with a minimum of 2 people. Duration: 5-6 hours Includes: Bike hire, Helmet, Water bottle, pannier bag, transport to Auripo & pick up when finished from Chatto Creek or Alexandra and returned to Clyde. A spectacular jet boat ride on the mighty Kawarau river. through the heart of one of New Zealand’s most historic gold mining regions. These specifically designed jet boats and highly trained drivers will take you on an unforgettable ride through the Kawarau gorge. Visit Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell, located only 45 minutes away from the adventure capital of the world – Queenstown – and experience exceptional fun for the whole family. From the high speed Single or Dual Go karts, to the insane adrenaline pumping fast laps in a Ferrari or Porsche GT3, we have thrilling activities & adventures to meet every adrenaline need. Adult Child (5-15yrs) National Motorsport Museum Entry $32 $11 Highlands Taxi - Porsche Cayenne Turbo Fast lap 1-4 people $161Adult Child (5-13yrs) Jetboat Ride (40 min) $148 $81 Adult Child (5-12yrs) One Day Wonder Otago Central Rail Trail ex Clyde $162 $162 90
rooms showcase elegant contemporary interiors.

QUEENSTOWN

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DRIVING DISTANCES:

QUEENSTOWN TO:

Christchurch 485 kms, 7 hrs

Wānaka 91 kms, 1 hr

Te Anau 175 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins

Milford Sound 290 kms, 4 hrs 15 mins

Fox Glacier 360 kms, 5 hrs 30 mins

Invercargill 180 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins

Arrowtown 20 kms, 20 mins

Dunedin 280 kms, 4 hrs

SPECIAL EVENTS:

22 Aug – 1 Sep 24 - Winter Games NZ

22 Aug – 1 Sep 24 - Winter Pride Festival

16 Nov 2024 - Queenstown Marathon

Jan 2025 - Cyclorama E-Bike Festival

Jan 2025 - Roam Central Wine and Food Festival

Feb 2025 - Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert

Feb 2025 - NZ Golf Open

Mar 2025 - Motatapu Off-Road Sporting Event

WELCOME TO QUEENSTOWN.

Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal-clear Lake Whakatipu, Queenstown offers diverse world-class experiences, a warm welcome and a cosmopolitan vibe. Queenstown invites you to venture further, slow down and experience more. Discover a deeper connection with the inspiring natural environment and passionate, vibrant community.

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

» Cruising on Lake Whakatipu with its spectacular mountain backdrop.

» Skiing at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.

» Explore the mighty canyons and stunning rivers of the Shotover, Kawarau and Skippers.

» Over 130km of Queenstown Trail to explore by bike or foot, from Queenstown to Arrowtown to Gibbston.

» Spectacular views over the lake and town from Skyline Gondola atop Bob’s Peak.

» Single day hikes and multi-day Great Walks accessible from Queenstown, including Routeburn Track.

» Seven spectacular golf courses including three championship courses and four experience courses

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Tucked away in the alpine city's core, our cozy, private pods await, offering a personal sanctuary complete with all necessities: charging points, fan, mirror, and beyond. Alternatively, opt for the privacy of an en-suite room, with your own bathroom and TV, available in twin-single, queen, or family configurations. Miss Lucy’s rooftop retreat on Level 4 is an ideal locale for games, dining, and drinks, all set against stunning views. Enjoy the convenience of our communal kitchen, laundry facilities, and self-checkin, all part of our comprehensive amenitiesdesigned for your comfort.

Mi-Pad is an award-winning, smart, sophisticated hotel in the heart of downtown Queenstown. The first of its kind in New Zealand, mi-pad is an innovative, high-tech hotel personalising your accommodation experience and letting you live like a local. Through mi-pad's exclusive app you can take control of everything from

Offering a variety of accommodation in a relaxing garden environment 5 minutes’ walk away from the town centre. With sparkling lake views in the summer and snow-capped mountain views during the winter. Enjoy the convenience of apartment style rooms, featuring kitchenettes and laundry facilities as well as hassle-free return transportation to all ski-fields from the property.

Spacious motel accommodation, built with quality and comfort in mind, only a 10-minute walk from the town centre. Rooms are spacious and modern with fresh, relaxing natural décor, private balcony or terrace, and spa bath. Accessible suites available. Facilities include a gym and sauna, free WiFi, guest laundry, and free car parking.

QUEENSTOWN The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars 11 17 24 16 15 BENLOMOND TRACK Queenstown East FERNHILL G OR GE R O A D STANLEYST SHOTOVERST LAKEESPLANADE FRANKTON ROAD QUEENSTOWN ROAD WYNYARDCAMERON FERNHILL ROAD KATAM AURI SAINSBURYROAD FERNHILLROAD LOMONDCRES GLASGOWANTRIMEARNSLAWSTBRUNSWICKST THOMPSONST THOMPSONST LAKE BEACHST REESEMARINE COWCAMPST SEARLE BRISBANE HAY MANST ISLEST CEMETERYRD BRECONST ROB I NS ROAD HAMILTON BOUNDARY DUNCANS KILLARNEY WEAVER DUKE TEMPLETOTURNER ANDERSON HENRY BEETHAMMELBOURNEST EDGAR K RRE YDRGALWAY PINNACLE BELFASTTCE LIMERICK LEEDS PO O EL KENT HALLENSTEIN DUBLIN S T ST EDINBURGH DR MANCHESTER VANCOUVERWINDSOR HOBART ADELAIDE PARK ST SUBURB STREET P A N O RA M A PANORAMA TCE LONGWOOD EARNSLAW WAKATIPU HTS HENSMANRD LONDON BOLTON MARTY’S PEREGRINE MAXWELL PANORAMA TCE SUNSET SUN LANCEWOO D CONIFER BIRCH VEINT THETERRACE PARKST Queenstown Bay Frankton Arm HENSMANRD HIGHVIEWTCE THOR SYDNEYST ATHOL SALMOND STAR FRANKTON ANDREWSRD CORONA T ION 18 21 20 22 28 10 23 27 30 19 2 13 1 8 3 12 4 25 14 7 5 6 9 26 W BALLARAT EARL 29 *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events.
Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr 24Sep 25 Standard Queen with Window $237 $190 $261 Quad room with Ensuite $267 $333 $294 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr 24Sep 25 Premium Studio POA POA POA Executive Studio POA POA POA 2 Bedroom (1-4) POA POA POA Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Jun 25 Jul 24Sep 25 Studio from $261 $379 $287 1 Bdrm $335 $432 $368 2 Bdrm (1-4) from $468 $722 $515 QUEENSTOWN LyLo Queenstown QUEENSTOWN Hurley’s of Queenstown QUEENSTOWN Garden Court Suites and Apartments QUEENSTOWN Mi-Pad Hotel Flashpacker Self Cont. Self Cont. Hotel 1 4 3 2 BONUS: FREE Wifi Offering a range of apartment-style accommodation ideal for families, couples, and groups, only 20m from Lake Wakatipu. A 20-minute walk along the lakefront, or 1.5km drive, will take you to the town centre. All suites feature internet access, kitchen and laundry facilities. Guest tennis courts and private lakeside jetty, and free undercover parking. Mercure Queenstown Resort is situated on a unique vantage point with breathtaking, majestic views over Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkable's mountain range. Offering 148 guest rooms with either spectacular lake or relaxing garden views. Facilities include a seasonal swimming pool, spa pool, sauna, gymnasium and a sports storage room. Enjoy atrium views and superb cuisine at Vista Restaurant. Relax in the Lounge Bar for coffees, tapas and beverages. QUEENSTOWN BreakFree The Point QUEENSTOWN Mercure Queenstown Resort Self Cont. Hotel 5 6 NOTE: 3 Night minimum stay over selected dates. Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr 24Sep 25 Studio $237 $335 $261 2 Bedroom (1-4) $364 $462 $400 3 Bedroom (1-6) $629 $655 $692 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr 24Sep 25 Garden View Room $245 $327 $269 Superior Lakeview Room $303 $385 $333 Extra Person $76 $76 $84 MAP REFERENCES 1 LyLo Queenstown 2 Mi-Pad Hotel 3 Garden Court Suites 4 Hurley’s of Queenstown 5 BreakFree The Point 6 Mercure Queenstown Resort 7 Scenic Suites Queenstown 8 Copthorne Hotel and Resort Lakefront 9 Oaks Queenstown Shores Resort 10 Oaks Queenstown Club Suites 11 Holiday Inn Queenstown 12 Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Lakeview 13 Holiday Inn Express & Suites 14 The Glebe Apartments 15 Wyndham Garden Hotel & Suites 16 Ramada Remarkables Park 17 Holiday Inn Queenstown Remarkable Park 18 Heritage Queenstown 19 Blue Peaks Apartments 20 Peppers Beacon 21 Kamana Lakehouse 22 QT Queenstown 23 Hotel St Moritz 24 Sudima Queenstown 25 Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu 26 The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments 27 Queenstown Park Boutique 28 Platinum Villas 29 Azur Lodge 30 Hulbert House Per Room From Apr –Oct 24 Nov 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Courtyard Queen Room $249 $283 $274 Queen Deluxe Room $263 $297 $289 92
your room lighting to ordering food from local restaurants and checking the latest conditions at Coronet Peak.
The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars QUEENSTOWN This resort sits overlooking the shores of Lake Wakatipu, within easy walking distance of Queenstown’s central shopping and entertainment area. Accommodation is nestled within the garden-inspired property, and select rooms feature private balconies or courtyards. Amenities include free WiFi, restaurant and bar, Jacuzzi, ski lockers, and car parking.
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Lakeview Restaurant & Bar, business centre, meeting facilities and spa. The newly built Holiday Inn Express & Suites Queenstown is in a prime position on the corner of Stanley and Sydney streets providing close proximity to the city centre shopping, entertainment and outdoor activities. Facilities include a fitness room, self-serve laundry & onsite parking in addition to well-appointed rooms complete with a power shower, black-out blinds, uncapped Wi-Fi and free Express Start Buffet Breakfast. Per Room From Apr –Oct 24 Nov 24 –Mar 25 Apr 24 –Sep 25 Standard Room $268 $344 $295 Lakeview Room $295 $384 $325 Superior Lakeview Room $336 $425 $369 Per Room From AprSep 24 Oct 24Mar 25 AprSep 25 Standard Room $243 $344 $267 Double Queen Room $251 $359 $276 King Suite $395 $627 $435 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr 24 –Sep 25 Superior $263 $391 $289 Superior View $303 $445 $334 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr 24 –Sep 25 Lakeview $303 $445 $334 2 Bedroom Apt (1-4) $384 $519 $423 QUEENSTOWN Copthorne Hotel and Resort Lakefront QUEENSTOWN Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Lakeview QUEENSTOWN Wyndham Garden Hotel and Suites QUEENSTOWN Holiday Inn Queenstown Frankton Road QUEENSTOWN Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel 8 12 15 11 13 Ask about our winter deals Ask about our winter deals BONUS : Stay 5 and save 25%. Enjoy the convenience and quality of apartment-style accommodation, in an elevated position allowing fantastic views of the Southern Alps over Lake Wakatipu. Centrally located, it is only a few minutes’ walk to the heart of the bustling resort town. Featuring a restaurant, bar, 24-hour reception and room service, day spa, free WiFi, and free parking. Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr 24Sep 25 Superior Room $291 $404 $320 1 Bdrm Suite $399 $595 $439 2 Bdrm Suite (1-4) $690 $999 $759 QUEENSTOWN Scenic Suites Queenstown Self Cont. 7 BONUS: FREE Wifi. Oaks Queenstown Shores Resort is an ideal base for holiday makers. Offering superb proximity to some of the world's best snow fields and Queenstown's incredible array of activities. The spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments & stylish 4 bedroom penthouses are impeccably appointed with luxurious furnishings. Most rooms offer gas fireplaces & balconies with views over Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range. Centrally located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, treat yourself to 4-star tranquility at Novotel Queenstown Lakeside. Start your day fresh with a breath of mountain air on your balcony or to choose add on a delicious buffet breakfast in the airy restaurant. Your welcoming room awaits you to soak up Queenstown's natural beauty at the end of a great day. Hotel offers Restaurant, Bar, Car Parking, Fitness Centre & Spa Pool. QUEENSTOWN Oaks Queenstown Shores Resort QUEENSTOWN Novotel Lakeside Hotel Self Cont. Hotel 9 10 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 AprSep 25 Hotel Room $327 $378 $360 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4) from $450 $539 $495 3 Bdrm Apt (1-6) $651 $796 $717 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 AprSep 25 Standard Room $286 $376 $315 Lakeside Room $391 $481 $430 Extra Person $70 $70 $77 One of Queenstown’s most sought-after accommodations, offering superior apartments and suites in an enviable location. Enjoy personalised service and outstanding facilities just a few steps from the town centre. Accessible apartments available. Amenities include free underground parking, mobile massage, private chef/catering, and fitness centre. QUEENSTOWN The Glebe Apartments Self Cont. 14 Daily housekeeping optional extra. Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Sep 25 1 Bedroom (2) $378 $415 2 Bedroom (1-4) $496 $546 3 Bedroom (1-6) $669 $735 Located just two minutes drive from the airport, fifteen minutes from central Queenstown, and on the doorstep of Remarkables Park Town Centre with a wide range of shops and restaurants, including Frank's Eatery which is onsite. Apartments are stylish and spacious with modern design, contemporary furnishings and full kitchens. Free and unlimited Wi-Fi, 24 hour gym as well as limited free parking is available. QUEENSTOWN Ramada Remarkables Park Hotel 16 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24Apr 25 MaySep 25 Studio $253 $303 $279 1 Bdrm Apartment $297 $324 $326 2 Bdrm Apartment $425 $526 $467 BONUS: Stay 5 nigths and pay for 4 nights. Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Apr 25 May –Sep 25 Hotel Room $216 $256 $237 Studio Apartment $243 $290 $267 One Bedroom $310 $357 $341 93
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*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events. Blending understated luxury with warmth and genuine hospitality, rooms and suites are beautifully appointed to blend timeless classics with modern essentials. Centrally located, just a short stroll to town. Enjoy the restaurant and bar, hot tub garden, sauna, gym or library. 24-hour reception, room service and car parking available. Sudima Queenstown Five Mile is a new hotel located in the bustling Frankton area. This property has a high quality fit out affording magnificent views of the mountains and surroundings landscapes. Conveniently located in the Five Mile retail precinct only 2.5kms from Queenstown Airport and 7.9 k to Queenstown Lakefront and on the main road to all the major surrounding ski fields. The hotels offers a restaurant, bar, ski storage, free parking and Moss day spa. Surround yourself in stylish comfort, with all rooms and suites beautifully appointed and positioned to take advantage of the garden, lake, and mountain views. Situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, only a short stroll from town. Amenities include 24-hour reception, breakfast restaurant, spa, sauna, BBQ area, WiFi access, and parking (paid direct). Luxury self-contained apartments, fully-equipped with kitchen and laundry facilities, ideal for longer stay visitors. Featuring quality fittings and furnishings throughout, with light and spacious living areas and private balconies or patios. Ideally located just a two-minute walk from town, yet facing a quiet tree-lined street. Free WiFi and ample on-site car parking. QUEENSTOWN Hotel St Moritz QUEENSTOWN Sudima Queenstown 5 Mile QUEENSTOWN Peppers Beacon QUEENSTOWN Blue Peaks Apartments Hotel / Self Cont. Hotel Hotel / Self Cont. Self Cont. 23 24 20 19 NOTE: Surcharge for Lakeview Rooms. BONUS: Children 16yrs and under stay FREE* Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr 24Sep 25 Guest Room $422 $550 $464 One Bedroom Alpine suite $457 $650 $502 Per Room From Apr –Oct 24 Nov 24 –Mar 25 AprSep 25 Superior Room – Twin $236 $364 $260 Alpine View Room – Twin $256 $425 $282 Per Room From Apr 24 –Sep 24 Oct 24Sep 25 2 Bdrm Suite (1-4) $698 $698 3 Bdrm Apt (1-6) $806 $806 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 AprSep 25 2 Bdrm Garden Suite $423 $589 $466 2 Bdrm Lake View Suite $810 $1,160 $891 3 Bdrm Apartment $891 $1,009 $981 NOTE: #Surcharge for Lakeview Apartments *2 night minimum over selected dates. Minimum stay 2 nights. Crafted from centuries-old schist stone and cedar, this comfortable and sophisticated hotel is the perfect place to relax in one of the world’s most beautiful locations. All rooms are beautifully appointed with views of the lake, forest or courtyard and have air conditioning. Features include a restaurant & bar, 24-hour room service, spa pool, sauna, gym and swimming pool. Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr 24Sep 25 Deluxe Run of House $276 $359 $303 Studio Suite (2) $380 $478 $419 2 Bdrm Suite (4) $874 $984 $961 QUEENSTOWN Heritage Queenstown Hotel / Self Cont. 18 NOTE: Surcharge for Lakeview Rooms BONUS: Children 13yrs and under stay FREE* With ultra-modern rooms and a spacious open lobby- this hotel is one of Queenstown’s newest and offers impressive mountain views from a large number of rooms. It’s location with the popular Remarkables Park are puts you within easy distances to iconic Queenstown attractions and the Remarkables ski Area. Be Sure to try the daily specials available at Giants restaurant & bar on the ground floor. QUEENSTOWN Holiday Inn Queenstown Remarkable Park Hotel 17 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr 24Sep 25 Standard Room $216 $283 $237 Standard Mountain View Room $243 $310 $267 Extra person $71 $71 $79 Perched with stunning views of Wakatipu Lake and The Remarkables, this design-led hotel is just a leisurely stroll from prime shopping and dining. Its generously sized rooms feature designer touches for a luxurious retreat. The onsite restaurant and bar serve up uninterrupted lake and mountain vistas, adding to the allure. Perfectly situated for the city's renowned activities, this hotel is your stylish, adventure-ready base. Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr 24Sep 25 Alpine King Room $355 $456 $390 Lake King Room $569 $658 $626 Alpine Suite $391 $496 $430 QUEENSTOWN QT Queenstown Hotel 22 The Beautifully refurbished Kamana Lakehouse offers a full range of guest services and facilities to make your stay memorable. Situated high upon Fernhill with breath taking views, and just a short drive from downtown Queenstown. Rooms are fully refurbished to an excellent standard, with air conditioning, Sky TV and New Zealand amenities. Facilities include Restaurant and Bar, free car parking and Free unlimited WiFi. Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr 24Sep 25 Kamana Courtyard $351 $479 $386 Remarkable View $472 $600 $519 Tahuna Lake View $634 $856 $697 QUEENSTOWN Kamana Lakehouse Hotel 21 94
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The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars QUEENSTOWN Quiet, private, and sophisticated; this luxury hotel is situated right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Spacious rooms and apartments feature chic, contemporary furnishings, and beautiful views from private terraces. In-room massage and beauty therapy, private beach and wharf, restaurant, bar, library of rare books and art, and courtesy shuttle to/ from town. Offering the ultimate in space and style with full designer kitchen, laundry facilities and spacious open-plan lounge/ dining area with open gas fireplace. Full length glass bi-fold doors open out to a tiled patio. Bathrooms have underfloor heating and luxury toiletries. Optional extras include a private chef and housekeeping service. Unlimited free Wifi. A haven of stylish accommodation for all seasons set in peaceful parkland, featuring a modern romantic style and exclusive service. This architecturally designed hotel perfectly complements Queenstown’s majestic mountain backdrop. Enjoy easy access to the vibrant town centre, plus complimentary pre-dinner drinks and canapés, WiFi, and parking. QUEENSTOWN The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments QUEENSTOWN Azur Lodge QUEENSTOWN Platinum Queenstown Luxury Villas QUEENSTOWN Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel / Self Cont. Luxury Self Cont. Hotel 26 29 28 27 Daily housekeeping optional extra. Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr 24Sep 25 Lakeview Hotel Room $409 $513 $409 Lakeview 1 Bdrm Apt $720 $772 $720 Lakeview 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4) $823 $875 $823 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr 24Sep 25 Gondola Room $550 $744 $605 Remarkables Room $690 $885 $759 2 Bdrm Tower Suite (1-4) $1,143 $1,338 $1,258 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Sep 25 3 Bdrm Alpine View $519 $623 3 Bdrm Lake View $622 $746 Located only a 10 minute walk from Queenstown’s town centre. Enjoy stunning views of Lake Wakatipu from the One and Two Bedroom Lake View Studio Apartments that provide plenty of space to relax and unwind with comfort and warmth, privacy with contemporary touches. All Apartments offer air conditioning, SKYTV, Guest Laundry, Free Wifi, free off-street parking, BBQ and Golf/Ski lockers and Bike hire available. QUEENSTOWN Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown Hotel 25 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr 24Sep 25 Deluxe Studio $282 $444 $310 One Bedroom Lakeview $498 $740 $547 Two Bedroom Lakeview $713 $1,064 $785 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Apr 25 MaySep 25 Twin/Double B&B $1,710 $2,268 $1,881 A contemporary luxury lodge overlooking some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand. Each of the nine identical villas is nestled in the natural environment. The open plan living boasts uninterrupted views and the luxurious bathroom features a spa bath set into a bay window. Each villa has a private outdoor deck. Includes: airport transfers, transfers to/from downtown, pre-dinner drinks and canapés, breakfast and afternoon tea. This beautifully restored Victorian villa is steeped in authentic history, and offers a distinctive combination of historic elegance and contemporary service, situated just a short walk from the vibrant town centre. Six suites, each with their own unique décor, offer stunning views. Includes complimentary arrival refreshments, breakfast, and WiFi. Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Apr 25 May - Sep 25 Premium Suite $1,092 $1,389 $1,160 Grand Suite $1,294 $1,659 $1,456 QUEENSTOWN Hulbert House Luxury 30 BONUS: FREE WiFi and carparking BONUS: FREE Wifi and Courtesy Shuttle to/from town. 95

TSS EARNSLAW STEAMSHIP & WALTER PEAK HIGH COUNTRY FARM

TSS Earnslaw Cruise - Enjoy a spectacular cruise of Lake Wakatipu on the old vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw lauched in 1912. Take in the stunning alpine scenery and watch the stokers fuelling the fireboxes. Onboard café. Departs every two hours from 11am (Dec – Mar) and every two hours from 12 noon all other months (apart from survey which is likely around May –Jul inclusive) Duration 1.5hrs.

Cruise and Walter Peak Farm TourDisembark at Walter Peak and Join an entertaining farmyard tour, sheep dog and sheep shearing demonstrations, plus morning or afternoon tea at the Colonel’s Homestead. (Incl. TSS Earnslaw Cruise).

Departs 11am & 3pm Duration 3.5 hrs.

Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch - Enjoy a delicious gourmet BBQ Lunch from the outdoor grill on the lakeside terrace of the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak. Farm demonstration and cruise included.

Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner - Savour this special dining experience at the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak where there’s a locally sourced and seasonal menu on offer – antipasto selections, salads, cheeses and vegetables complement your choice of meat and seafood straight from the chefs on the outdoor grill. Save room for irresistible desserts. Farm demonstration and cruise included. ANZCRO highly recommended

QUEENSTOWN WINE TRAIL

Join Queenstown’s original wine tour company and discover why Central Otago has become one of the world’s premium pinot noir regions. Enjoy spectacular scenery and true kiwi hospitality with our knowledgeable vineyard hosts giving a close-up perspective of the local wines. We offer tour options such as, fully hosted group tours, fully hosted private tours & also a very flexible hop on and hop off style shuttle service to Queenstown wineries.

Original Wine Tour - Join our small group tour with top service and 15 + wine tastings included. Visit three premium vineyards and enjoy a guided tour through the vines and into New Zealand’s largest underground wine cave. You have free time at the wineries to eat, explore, or get yourself an extra glass of your favourite wine at your leisure. Departs daily 1.00pm. Allow 4.5 hours.

Wine & Food Tour - Join our small group tour which includes wine tasting at three wineries, a lunch with wine match using estate wines and fresh local produce, all pre-organised, just ready for you to relax and savour the day. Departs daily 1.00pm. Allow 4.5 hours.

Private Wine & Food Tour - Enjoy the exclusivity and flexibility of a private vehicle and guide. This personalised tour is based on the tour description above. Departs 12.30pm on demand, pre-booking essential. Allow 4.5 hours.

SKYLINE QUEENSTOWN

café. As night falls, explore the velvety dark skies over Queenstown with our experienced astronomy guides as they introduce you to the wonders of the southern night sky. Located an easy five-minute walk from town, a visit to Skyline Queenstown is a must-do.

Gondola and Dinner - Located at the top of the Skyline Gondola, Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a sumptuous buffet-style dinner or sunset cocktail. From fresh New Zealand seafood to delectable desserts, the delicious fare is matched by stunning views. Stratosfare Restaurant opens at 4.30pm each day and tables are available all throughout the evening. Dining duration is limited to 90 minutes. ANZCRO highly recommended.

Gondola and Luge - Ride the Skyline Luge. Create your own fun on two tracks winding down through the trees. Scenic for the cruisers and plenty of bends, dips and turns for the fast movers. Suitable for all ages, it’s 800m of fast paced fun! Once is Never Enough! Luge hours 10am - 8pm Summer and 5pm Winter (hours may vary).

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try our ice shot luge or choose one of our delicious mini ice shots. Queenstown Ice Bar is the perfect 'must do' experience for discerning travellers – bring your smartphone or camera as this experience is truly Insta-worthy! Duration: Sessions run hourly every day and additional drinks may be purchased in
QUEENSTOWN ICE BAR Per Person Original Wine Tour $200 Wine & Food Tour $243 Private Wine & Food $534 Adult Child (5-14yrs) Entry + a drink $43 $38 Operated by Realnz Adult Child (5-15yrs) TSS Earnslaw Cruise $103 $51 Cruise and Walter Peak Farm Tour $150 $67 Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch $181 $92 Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner $196 $98 Adult Child (5-14yrs) Gondola $61 $42 Gondola and 5 Luge rides $89 $62 Gondola & Dinner $161 $112
Queenstown Ice Bar we’ve created a truly unique all weather activity for all ages. An elevated take on the classic ice bar experience, boasting over 30 tonnes of hand-carved ice architecture, bar and amazing ice sculptures. Sip your choice of cocktail or mocktail, served in our iconic ice glasses as you explore this crystal clear ice lounge. Luxe winter coats, gloves and woolly boots are provided to keep you cosy. If you are feeling adventurous,
Journey by scenic Gondola and take in the stunning views over Queenstown at Skyline. Get your heart racing with thrilling Luge rides and then dine in style at Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar, or choose something lighter from the Market Kitchen
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ONSEN HOT POOLS RETREAT AND DAY SPA

Boasting a range of idyllic cedar-lined hot pools overlooking the Shotover River, these pools have long been a highlight for Queenstown visitors. A unique kiwi twist on a Japanese tradition, the exclusive use pools are filled with pure water from the surrounding mountains which is heated to approx. 38.3 degrees.

Ideal for individuals or groups of up to 4 people, all guests receive towels plus a complimentary drink and snack to enjoy during your rejuvenating soak. The toughest decision you will need to make is which pool to book?

Don’t just take photos of the river, take on the river. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, lover of all things luxury or just a massive Lords of the Rings fan, we have a rafting trip for you. Trips include transfers to and from Queenstown, with all safety equipment and instruction provided. No experience necessary. Minimum age 13yrs.

Shotover Whitewater River Rafting - is New Zealand's most popular white water experience for a reason. Start with an unforgettable coach trip through Skippers Canyon, famous for it's exciting cliff edges, enough to get your adrenaline pumping before we hit the water. Experience grade 3–5 whitewater rapids in one of the most scenic environments in the world. They will guide you through canyons, navigate the rapids and the famous 170m Oxenbridge tunnel to finish.

If you would rather wait to book this trip when in New Zealand to see what the weather is like – why not consider an open dated voucher. All you need to do is reconfirm your trip 24 hours in advance. Skippers

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Eligibility Criteria: Minimum height of 1.2 metres.

minutes.

Ultimate Off-Roading - Using the natural features of the rocky Nevis Bluff to create our all-terrain course, you will not believe where these trucks can go. With four-wheel drive, four-wheel steer and 14 inches of travel in the shocks, this really is ULTIMATE Off-Roading. Duration: 15 minutes. Eligibility Criteria: Minimum height of 1.2 metres.

Clay Target Shooting - Set up to run six shooters at a time and with eight different flurry styles, you can enjoy some healthy competition against mates, family members or even work colleagues. Duration: 45 minutes. Eligibility Criteria: Minimum age of 13 years.colleagues. Duration: 45 minutes Eligibility Criteria: Minimum age of 13 years.

AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand is a leader in adventure tourism and has been providing adrenaline fuelled adventures for over 30 years. In Queenstown take your pick from seven unique experiences from the soft adventure family options of Zipride to the extreme Nevis Bungy.

Why stop at just one? Combo any of our activities together for super savings. Plus if you are also visiting Auckland ask about how you can save even more when you combine our Queenstown and Auckland activities. Bungy: Choose from three different Bungy options. The original Kawarau Bridge Bungy (43m) – this is the home of the world’s first commercial Bungy opened in 1988. Our extreme Nevis Bungy (134m) is the ultimate challenge.

Catapult: The world’s biggest catapult, experience a new kind of flight as you are propelled 150m across the Nevis Valley reaching speeds of up to 100kph in just 1.5seconds flat.

Swing: Ride the Nevis Swing solo or tandem, choose from a variety of ride styles including forwards, backwards or upside down. Either way this dramatic 70m drop is sure to set your heart racing

Zipride: The family friendly activity allows for up to 6 people to ride at once on three parallel ziplines. To lift the fun factor try riding upside down or backwards. Located at the Kawarau Bungy Centre.

Minimum age: 10 years (excluding Zipride 8 years, 8-9 must ride tandem with an adult. Nevis Bungy & Catapult 13 years). Minimum duration: Kawarau Bungy & Zipride 2.5 hours, Nevis Bungy, Catapult & Swing 4 hours.

Minimum & Maximum weights: Restrictions apply these vary by activity please ask for details. Flat secure covered footwear must be worn for all Nevis activities and recommended for all other activities.

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Located just 20 minutes from Queenstown Airport, Oxbow Adventure Co has a purpose built Jet Sprint Boat racetrack,
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experiences
Jet Sprint Boating - These are the only 4 seaters across the
globe. Based on racing jet sprint boats, these machines have been adapted to carry 3 passengers. With hairpin turns and up to 4 Gs of G-Force, experience the ride of a lifetime whilst you rip around our custom-built racetrack at 100kph! Duration: 10
OXBOW ADVENTURE CO. QUEENSTOWN RIVER RAFTING The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars QUEENSTOWN Adult Child (13-15yrs) Jet Sprint Boating $161 $118 Ultimate Off-Roading $161 $118 Clay Target $161 $118 Operated by Realnz Per Person Shotover Whitewater River - Drive and Raft (Summer only) $323 Kawarau River Jet to Raft $323 Original Outdoor 1 Hour for 2 people $179 $158 1 Hour for 3 people $230 $209 1 Hour for 4 people $266 $245 Adult Child The Kawarau Bridge Bungy (43m) $286 $232 The Kawarau Zipride - 5 Pack $173The Nevis Swing $302 $248 The Nevis Bungy (134m) $372The Nevis Bungy - Spectator Transport $54 $54 The Nevis Catapult $286 $286 97
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SHOTOVER CANYON SWING

Shotover Canyon Swing - Queenstown’s original Canyon Swing, Perched 109m above the Shotover River, no other swing in the world has the unique combination of a 60m freefall down a vertical cliff face with heaps of different jumpstyles to enjoy our 200m swing. Allow 2.5hrs

KJET QUEENSTOWN

Only KJet offers 60 minutes of unforgettable thrills, spins and exhilaration across three waterways in one of the world’s most stunning locations. Departing from the Main Town Pier in downtown Queenstown, you will experience Jet boating on the deep green waters of the Kawarau River, complete with loads of thrilling 360 degree spins. Next, the adventure heightens as your driver navigates the fast-moving currents of the braided Shotover River, racing up the shallow channels at speeds of up to 85km/h (50mph) in water that’s often less than 5cms deep. Your trip also includes admission to Queenstown’s Underwater Observatory, where you can get up close and personal with our fascinating rainbow trout and other lake-life. Join us for an hour of exhilaration and a lifetime of memories. Departs: Every hour on the hour from the Main Town Pier.

Nothing you have ever experienced will have prepared you for the excitement and thrill of a Shotover Jet ride. It’s an adrenaline rush you’ll never forget!

From the moment the accelerator hits the floor your adrenaline hits the roof as you speed along the famous Shotover River and deep into the Shotover River Canyons. As the rocky canyon walls tower over you, your expert driver puts your ‘Big Red’ jet boat through its paces and skillfully whips the boat past rocky outcrops, skims around crags and boulders and twists through the narrow canyons. You grip the hand rail for comfort and reassurance as the driver spins the boat and you experience several ‘trademark’ Shotover Jet 360 degree spins! No visit to Queenstown is complete without ‘Catching the Canyons’ with Shotover Jet, ‘the world’s most exciting jet boat ride’ and the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons. Complimentary return transfers are available from The Station Building in central Queenstown for selected departures. Bookings essential.

Take a guided adventure to Milford Sound with a friendly team offering 60 years of local knowledge.

The day trip to Milford Sound aboard our glass-roof coaches which connect with spacious, purpose-built boats.

Board the coach in Queenstown and travel alongside Lake Wakatipu and then through farming countryside to Te Anau. From Te Anau, the overland journey to Milford Sound is a showcase of sheer mountains and towering cliffs, rugged valleys and native rain forest surrounded by teeming waterfalls and glacial lakes. The premium coaches offer reclining seats, multi-lingual commentary, and additional legroom. Experienced coach drivers tailor each journey to ensure the best photo stops are included for short walks and photo opportunities along the way.

On arrival, board a vessel for a Nature Cruise. This two-hour cruise takes in the highlights of Milford Sound while the skipper provides a fascinating commentary (English). The cruise follows the full length of the fiord. Our large open outdoor upper deck affords excellent wildlife viewing including seals, dolphins, and penguins when in season.

Visitors are well catered for with an on-board licensed bar offering the finest Mora wines and local Altitude Brewery craft beers alongside an on-board dinning menu. Following the cruise, return to Queenstown by coach.

Daily 7am Returns: 7.30pm

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MILFORD SOUND DAY TRIP Adult Child (5-15yrs) Jetboat ride $154 $86 Operated by Southern Discoveries Adult Child Milford Sound Day Trip - Coach/Cruise/Coach $245 $157 Milford Sound Day Trip - Fly/Cruise/Fly $716 $503 Adult Child (5-14yrs) Family (2AD+2CH) Jetboat ride $137 $70 $310 Per Person Canyon Swing $321 It takes a certain kind of person to jump out of an aircraft into thin air. It takes courage. Harnessed to an experienced jumpmaster, expect sensory overload as you step out of the aircraft door and freefall for some 60 seconds at 200km/h - terminal velocity. Embrace the fear and tandem skydive over Queenstown with NZONE Skydive. High quality photo and video packages available. Courtesy transport from the NZONE Skydive store. Achievement doesn't come sweeter. Departs: Every 30 minutes. Allow 3.5 hours return trip. NZONE SKYDIVE QUEENSTOWN Per Person 12,000ft $463 15,000ft $575
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NOMAD SAFARIS 4WD ADVENTURES

Explore the magical side of New Zealand and discover why this country was chosen to portray Middle-earth. Immerse yourself in scenery made famous by the films woven with fascinating history and legendary stories delivered by 4WD Wizards. These are true fun-filled adventures for those who wish to get off the beaten track and see the Queenstown Lakes Areas. These are real places- there are no film sets- they areas of outstanding natural beauty that need no enhancement. Experience the breath-taking scenery and magical atmosphere captured in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Journey through Middle-earth on a personal, small-group tour that you will cherish forever. All our tours are Qualmark endorsed.

Option A: Wakatipu Basin – departs 8:15 and 1:30pm, allow 4 hours return from Queenstown. Includes fun commentary from a local guide, off-roading, river crossings, spectacular views, and genuine gold-panning in a goldbearing river, pickups from Central Queenstown accommodation and refreshments.

Option B: Glenorchy: Departs 8am and 1:30pm, allow 4 ¼ hours return from Queenstown. Take the road to Paradise, the location for many movies at the Head of Lake Wakatipu. Gentle scenic tour with full commentary visiting filming locations from the Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and more.

Combine these two tours for a full day adventure with lunch included

Full Day Safari of the Scenes: Included Wakatipu Basin and Glenorchy tours. Gold Panning, Refreshment and Lunch included.

NOMAD QUAD SAFARIS & QUEENSTOWN 360 ADVENTURE

Enjoy our exclusive playground on Queenstown Hill High Country Station. The uninterrupted 360o views over the lakes and mountains surrounding Queenstown are simply spectacular.

Nomad Quad Safaris- Departs 8:30 and 1:30pm, allow 3.5 hours return from Queenstown. New Zealand’s most spectacular quad bike ride, where the adventure is in your hands! Catering to all abilities, this personalised guided quadbike adventure explores the extensive and varied trails on Queenstown Hill. Tours operate all year round come snow, rain or shine. Includes full training from experienced guides and all safety clothing and equipment. Minimum age is 16. Queenstown 360- Departs 10am, 1:30pm and 4pm, allow 2 hours 15 minutes return from Queenstown in our purpose built and powerful UTV, go off-road and explore the terrain with your expert driver guide. Children must be at least 1.3m tall.

Per Person

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Queenstown 360

Glacier Experience - See dramatic views of the majestic Southern

and discover the ancient icefalls of glaciers before

and

landing. Stand in snow surrounded by stunning mountain peaks. See Lake Wakatipu’s mysterious northern shores, bush covered valleys, unparalleled views of Mount Aspiring and the mighty Rees and Dart River valleys. Duration: 50 mins. Milford Sound - Journey through New Zealand’s most dramatic scenery. This captivating flight takes you over secluded alpine lakes, lush rainforest, and past rugged peaks. Experience the grandeur of the Southern Alps en route to landing at The Divide. Fly into the heartland of Fiordland National Park experiencing unparalleled views of world famous Milford Sound and Mitre Peak before landing. Homeward, experience an alpine snow landing before returning across Lake Wakatipu to Queenstown. Duration: 1.5 hours.

Milford Sound Heli Cruise Heli - Take our magnificent Milford Sound scenic flight option across the Southern Alps, upon landing in Milford Sound join the Mitre Peak Cruise, an exploratory nature cruise on this famous fiord. View cascading waterfalls, towering rock faces, unique wildlife and voyage out past St Anne’s lighthouse to the Tasman Sea. Homeward bound, complete your journey with an exclusive alpine snow landing for the ultimate Fiordland National Park experience. Lunch options are available. Duration: 4 hours.

Milford and the Sutherland Falls - See the Southern Alps on your way into Milford Sound, experiencing this amazing glacial creation. View Lake Quill, the source of the Sutherland Falls - the second highest in the southern hemisphere. Weather permitting, land ‘on top of the world’ and stand among the ancient ice flows of the Fiordland Glaciers. Lunch options are available.

$332

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ZIPTREK ECOTOURS

Come ziplining with Ziptrek Ecotours and join us on a guided adventure like no other. With stunning views across Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range, you will get to hang out in the trees and see Queenstown from a unique angle, situated on the iconic gondola hill. Naturally informative and ecoexhilarating Ziptrek offers a guided adventure that is fun for everyone, whether looking for a family friendly activity (Moa 4-Line Tour), the worlds steepest tree to tree zipline (Kea 6-Line Tour) or after a heightened thrill level with a “swooping” 21m drop! (Kereru 2 Line & Drop)

Ziptrek operates all year round in all weather conditions. Min age 6 years. Gondola ticket is additional. Closed toe shoes essential. All safety equipment, harness and helmet provided. Departs: Moa- 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm. (10am & 12pm Oct to Apr Only) Kea – 10.20am, 2.20pm. Kereru – 11.40am. Allow: 1 Hour (Kereru) 2 Hours (Moa) 3 Hours (Kea) plus time to travel up the Gondola.

Wilderness Jet Experience - A thrilling 2-hour Jetboat ride takes you through the shallow braided river channels of the Dart River into the UNESCO World Heritage area. With unrivalled National Park access, covering up to 90km of river on a trip making Dart River Adventures the longest jet boat ride in the region. This relaxed pace tour is ideal for those looking to take their time and make the most of being in this phenomenal place. With plenty of time to connect with the area and take in the scenery, your guides give you their authentic touch, sharing stories of the area’s rich history, the Greenstone trail and renowned Māori legends. The ever-changing environment makes every trip unique. With daily and seasonal changes to the flora and fauna, colour of the bush, river structure & colour, water clarity, birds, wildlife and snow level, returning for a second adventure can mean you explore a whole new world. Duration: 4 hours, includes return transfers from The Station Building, central Queenstown. Departs (with transport from Queenstown) - 8.30am (year-round) & 1pm (Oct-May). Self-drive to Glenorchy optional for all trips departures. (Child 5-15yrs).

Funyaks - Begin with a 75 min. jetboat ride deep into Mt Aspiring National Park. Combine wilderness jet boating with unique ‘Funyak’ inflatable canoes for a fun way to explore the Dart River as well as hidden side streams, rock pools and dramatic chasms. Stop and enjoy a delicious wilderness buffet lunch before continuing in your ‘Funyak’ downstream to ‘Paradise’. Then travel a back-country route passing by locations used in movies to illustrate Middle Earth. No experience necessary. Duration: 8 hrs. Includes return transfers from The Station Building, central Queenstown. Departs All year at 8.30am, returns approx. 4.30pm. (Child 5-15yrs).

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DART RIVER WILDERNESS JET & FUNYAKS THE HELICOPTER LINE QUEENSTOWN Adult Child (4-14yrs) Grand Circle (HLQ2) $455 $321 Queenstown Panorama with landing $356 $249 Southern Glacier Experience (HLQ6) $782 $548 Milford Sound (HLQ1B) $1,181 $826 Milford Sound Heli Cruise Heli $1,338 $936 Milford and the Sutherland Falls - Exclusive Charter for up to 6 people $6,882 Adult Child (4-14yrs) Wakatipu Basin tour $276 $138 Glenorchy tour $276 $138 Full Day Safari of the Scenes & Lunch $562 $286 Adult Child (5-15yrs) Wilderness Jet $271 $180 Funyaks $397 $300 Adult Child (6-14yrs) Moa 4 Line $165 $113 Kea 6 Line $206 $165 Kereru 2 Line & Drop $113 $113 Grand Circle - On this premier scenic flight enjoy the stunning beauty of the Wakatipu Basin from the mouth of the Shotover River to beyond Coronet peak. Land on The Remarkables (1,538 m) above Queenstown. In winter, stand in snow as you take in stunning views across Lake Wakatipu to the Southern Alps. Duration: 30 mins. Queenstown Panorama with landing - The freedom of a helicopter flight gives you the chance to see Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown and experience an alpine landing as few ever get the chance. Panoramic views of mountaintops, the glacially formed shores of Lake Wakatipu and sweeping
high country grasslands are vast. Southern
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MILFORD & DOUBTFUL SOUNDS DAY TOURS

FULL DAY DOUBTFUL SOUND WILDERNESS CRUISE

Doubtful Sound is a beautiful fiord; three times longer than Milford Sound, with twisting arms, it has a surface area ten times larger. With its rugged peaks, verdant rainforest and twisting, hidden inlets, Doubtful Sound will take your breath away.

There’s no direct road access, so the only way you can to get to Doubtful Sound is a cruise across the picturesque Lake Manapouri, followed by a bus trip over Wilmot Pass – New Zealand's most expensive (and majestic) road. We’ll pause along the way to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening below. This isolation makes this fiord a very special place, only those in the know get to see.

Once you arrive, you will board the Patea Explorer for a 3 hour (approximately) cruise on Doubtful Sound - a spectacular pristine fiord. During the cruise our knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share with you their passion for the region. They’re always ready to answer questions, point out landmarks and provide all the information about the varied wildlife you may see, including dolphins, fur seals and the rare Fiordland crested penguin.

Tip: ANZCRO highly recommends you do both the Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound tours. While you cannot beat the drive to Milford, the Doubtful Sound cruise is truly awesome.

Departs: Pearl Harbour, Manapouri 10am returning 5.15pm (May to Sept) & 10.30am returning 5.30pm (Oct to April). Coach transfers available from Queenstown (extra cost). Note for those requiring a Seasonal Packed Lunch box, it must be prebooked. There is a café in the Pearl Harbour Visitor Centre with expresso coffee and lunch items available for purchase.

MILFORD SOUND

Milford Sound Cruise

Take the time to enjoy the best of Milford Sound with this leisurely cruise aboard purpose built Fiordland specific boats. Exploring the length of the fiord you’ll learn about the history of the region and benefit from the knowledge of your specialist nature guide. Experience the cool spray of a waterfall as you move in close to sheer rock faces or watch out for dolphins, seals and, in season, the rare Fiordland crested penguins.

Milford Sound Fly, Cruise and Return Flight

Experienced skippers tailor the cruise to take into consideration weather and recent wildlife sightings, ensuring you’ll see the best that Milford Sound has to offer on the day. Informative, participative and relaxed, this is the perfect way to experience what’s been called the “eighth wonder of the world”

Departs:

Milford Wharf 8.45am returning 10.25am (Nov – 10 Apr), 10.30am returning 12.30pm (Oct – Apr), 11am returning 12.40pm (all year) 1pm returning 3pm (Oct – Apr), 1.15pm returning 2.55pm (all year) 3.15pm returning 5pm (Nov - Mar). Coach transfers available from Te Anau & Queenstown (extra cost).

Note:for those requiring a Seasonal Packed Lunchbox, it must be prebooked.

For awe-inspiring views of the fiord, mountains, glaciers, rivers, lakes and lush rainforest, nothing compares with a 40-minute scenic flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound. On arrival in Milford, passengers are transferred to a Real NZ vessel for a 1hr 40min to 2 hours cruise on the entire length of the fiord. Includes full commentary on flight and cruise and return accommodation transfers (commencing 45 minutes prior to departure). Perfect for those who are short of time or want to avoid the full day normally required to visit Milford Sound. Departs: 10am, returning 2.05pm & 12.15pm returning 4.05pm (All year).

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Operated by Realnz Adult Child (5-15yrs) Infant Milford Sound Cruise ex Milford $140 $51Milford Sound Cruise ex Te Anau $212 $123Milford Sound Cruise ex Queenstown $254 $165Milford Sound Fly, Cruise and Return Flight $652 $435Seasonal Packed Lunch (must be preordered) – per person $36 $36 $36 Operated by Realnz Adult Child (5-15yrs) Infant Full Day Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise $341 $175Seasonal Packed Lunch (must be preordered) – per person $36 $36 $36
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MILFORD SOUND OVERNIGHT CRUISE

When the day visitors depart a silence descends on Milford Sound. Be one of the privileged few to experience the long southern twilight and the dawning of a new day in this magnificent World Heritage region. You’ll start by departing from the Milford Sound wharf in the late afternoon before cruising through Milford Sound accompanied by our specialist nature guide. They’ll explain the history and geology of the area and be on hand to answer your questions.

This cruise style is relaxed, allowing plenty of time to view the fiord’s spectacular waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife – you’re bound to encounter seals and, if you’re lucky, maybe dolphins and penguins too.

The Milford Mariner then anchors in a sheltered cove. From here you can join the guide and explore in the vessel’s tender craft (small boat) or kayaks. If you prefer, you can simply relax on deck and soak in the beauty of this amazing place. If you’re feeling brave there’s always the option of a refreshing swim too. All activities are weather dependent.

As evening falls, you’ll enjoy a delicious carvery dinner in the dining saloon – a feast prepared freshly by our on-site chef. Then it’s time to relax in the company of your fellow traveller, indulge in some star-gazing and story-sharing or simply retire to your private cabin. The next day you’ll be able to dig into a hearty breakfast before heading back out to the Tasman Sea (weather permitting) and exploring more of the fiord.

Milford Mariner: Purpose-built and designed along the lines of a traditional New Zealand coastal trading scow with gaff-rigged sails, the Mariner is ideal for those who enjoy comfort combined with activity. The vessel sleeps 60 guests in private twin/double cabins with ensuite bathrooms. There’s plenty of room to observe the incredible scenery, either from the spacious decks or from the comfort of the observation lounge. Or go exploring in one of the 30 kayaks or two tender crafts.

Includes: A three-course dinner and full cooked and continental breakfast.

Departs: Daily from 4pm, Returns 9.15am the next day.

MILFORD & DOUBTFUL SOUNDS OVERNIGHT CRUISES

Doubtful Sound is unspoiled, unmatched and unforgettable. So get ready to create some lifelong memories as the Fiordland Navigator takes you through the ultimate Doubtful Sound experience.

Your itinerary starts in Manapouri with a short cruise across Lake Manapouri. A coach then takes you across Wilmot Pass, travelling on a sub-alpine road through dense rainforest. Arriving at Deep Cove you’ll be met by our crew and the majestic Fiordland Navigator. Designed along the lines of a traditional scow, the Fiordland Navigator blends old world charm with modern comforts that include spacious viewing decks, a dining saloon with fully licensed bar and an observation lounge. As you cruise through some of New Zealand’s most stunning scenery, our knowledgeable nature guides will provide commentary ensuring you miss nothing, be it the pod of resident dolphins, fur seals or rare penguins you might encounter. After dropping anchor in a sheltered cove, you can choose to explore the shoreline by kayak or tender boat – or to simply relax on board. For the adventurous (or very brave), there’s even a chance to go swimming. All activities are weather dependent. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a delicious three-course dinner prepared by our on-board chef and served in the dining saloon. Mingle with fellow travellers, savour some of the fine wines at our licensed bar and if the skies are clear in the evening, spend some time on the upper deck gazing at the stars. Kick off the next day with a hearty cooked breakfast menu and get ready to enjoy the rest of the morning exploring other parts of the fiord. Finally, you’ll return to Deep Cove, the trip back to Manapouri and many, many conversations telling friends just how amazing your trip was.

Fiordland Navigator: This purpose-built, 38m-long, threemasted slaysall schooner reflects Fiordland’s heritage. Sleeping 70 guests in either twin/double cabins with ensuite bathroom or quad share bunk style cabins with shared bathroom facilities. The vessel has three spacious decks ideal for viewing the wilderness scenery, fur seals, dolphins and in season, rare penguins. Activites include kayaking and excursions in the tender craft to explore the coastline.

Includes: A three-course dinner and full cooked and continental breakfast. It is recommended that guests take their own lunch for Day 1. Departs: 12.30pm, Returns 12 noon the next day. Operates daily Oct to April.

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FIORDLAND, SOUTHLAND & STEWART ISLAND

HOME OF THE ICONS

Tucked away at the bottom of Aotearoa are iconic natural treasures with a world-class reputation. Fiordland is home to Milford and Doubtful Sounds, Rakiura National Park covers 85% of Stewart Island, and the Southern Scenic Route will take you along the southern coastline and through The Catlins.

DRIVING DISTANCES:

TE ANAU TO:

Queenstown 175 kms, 2 hrs 25 mins

Milford Sound 119 kms, 1 hrs 45 mins

Invercargill 152 kms, 2 hrs 15 mins

Manapouri 22 kms, 20 mins

Dunedin 290 kms, 4 hrs 15 mins

INVERCARGILL:

Christchurch 580 kms, 8 hrs 15 mins

Dunedin (most direct) 217 kms, 3 hrs (via the Southern Scenic Route) 282 kms, 5 hrs 20 mins

SPECIAL EVENTS:

07 Dec 2024 –Kepler Challenge

6-10 Feb 2025Burt Munro Challenge

10-13 April 2025George Begg Festival

25 May 2024 - Bluff Oyster & Food Festival

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

» The breathtaking 119 km drive from Te Anau to Milford Sound – regarded as one the world’s most scenic drives.

» Doubtful Sound, 3 times longer and 10 times larger than Milford Sound.

» Succulent Bluff Oysters, the world’s best! Blue cod, crayfish, mussels, whitebait and paua are also superb in this region as is World Class Venison.

» Stewart Island, 160,000 ha home to Rakiura National Park, Ulva Island bird sanctuary and one of the few places in New Zealand where you can see kiwi in the wild.

» Fiordland National Park’s multi day walks

– The Milford Track, Kepler Track, Hollyford Track, Routeburn Track & Humpridge Track.

» The Catlins Coast wildlife – Hector's Dolphins, sea-lions, seals and abundant birdlife.

» The fossilized trees you can see at the Curio Bay Petrified Forest were alive around 170 million years ago when New Zealand was part of the Gondwana super continent

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a restaurant, bar, free WiFi, and plenty of free off-street parking.

Set on the lakefront overlooking the moody waters and surrounding hills, and perfectly located for adventures into Fiordland National Park. Décor and furnishings effortlessly complement the natural beauty of the area. Features include a restaurant and bar, room service, free WiFi, and on-site car parking.

Located on the lakefront and enjoying spectacular views, surrounded by extensive colourful gardens. Chic, elegant rooms designed for comfort set the tone for a stay in one of the world’s most breathtaking regions. Featuring a spa, sauna, outdoor swimming pool and massage service for pure relaxation, plus onsite restaurant and bar. Free WiFi and car parking

Offering the discerning traveller style, comfort and luxury, in a rural setting on rolling grasslands only a 10 min walk from the lake and 5kms north of Te Anau on the Milford Sound Road. Suites are situated in the Main Lodge with commanding views and External access to balcony or lawn, Log Cabins are separate from the Main Lodge and sit on an elevated site. Includes: a la Carte Breakfast, pre dinner cocktails and daily changing dinner menu.

When it opens its doors in late 2024, the 4.5 star Distinction Invercargill will bring its signature hospitality and relaxed sophistication to the Lower Esk Street rejuvenation. Centrally located and offering 150 brand new guest rooms and elegant suites and FREE unlimited WiFi. Complemented

The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars FIORDLAND, SOUTHLAND & STEWART ISLAND *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events. TE ANAU Anchorage Motel TE ANAU Distinction Luxmore Hotel TE ANAU The Village Inn Hotel TE ANAU Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau TE ANAU Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas TE ANAU Fiordland Lodge and Log Cabins INVERCARGILL Distinction Invercargill INVERCARGILL The Langlands Hotel Warm, comfortable, affordable accommodation located in the gateway to world-renowned Fiordland National Park. Only a few minutes’ walk to the lakefront, and less than 15-minutes to the town centre and numerous tour operators, for excursions into the heart of this stunning wilderness area. All units are self-contained, with well-equipped kitchens. Offering a wide range of refurbished accommodation with modern décor and Fiordland themed colours, conveniently located in the town centre and only a short stroll from the lake. Accessible rooms and facilities available. Amenities include two on-site restaurants, free unlimited WiFi, and free car parking. Centrally located and set amongst cottage gardens with a peaceful, quiet atmosphere; the town centre and lake are within a five-minute walk. Enjoy wonderful hospitality and comfortable, spacious accommodation. Facilities include
by impressive cuisine in the hotel’s restaurant and bar. Gym and car parking available. The Langlands Hotel is
newest accommodation experience.
seven-storey,
hotel
style
the inner city. The exterior
inspiration
the area’s rich history and The interior is a subtle representation of Murihiku. (Southland). Offering 24hr reception, boasts five eateries and bars, Fitness Centre, Valet Car Parking and Room Service. Self Cont. Hotel Hotel / Self Cont. Hotel Hotel Luxury Hotel Hotel Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Apr 25 May –Sep 25 Standard $177 $267 $189 Superior $190 $300 $202 Deluxe $217 $321 $229 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Apr 25 May –Sep 25 Studio $162 $197 $168 1 Bedroom (1-3) $185 $227 $192 2 Bedroom (1-4) $258 $278 $265 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Apr 25 May –Sep 25 Standard $216 $263 $222 Superior $216 $263 $222 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Superior Room $209 $289 $230 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Sep 25 Superior Room $303 $326 Extra Person $40 $40 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Apr 25 May –Sep 25 Double / Twin $219 $375 $235 Lakeview $273 $428 $289 Two bedroom Villa 1-4 $372 $461 $388 Per Room From Apr 24Apr 25 May –Sep 25 Studio Super King $338 $295 Executive Suite $406 $363 Two Bedroom Suite $500 $457 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Lodge Room DBB $1,122 $1,873 $1,657 Executive Suite DBB $1,553 $2,477 $2,261 Log Cabin (2) DBB $1,014 $1,571 $1,355 NOTE: Surcharge applies for spa bath units. BONUS: FREE unlimited Wifi. BONUS: Includes A la carte breakfast and daily changing dinner menu MILFORD SOUND Milford Sound Lodge To truly experience Milford Sound, you need to stay here and relax in the awardwinning comfort of Milford Sound Lodge. Our premium chalets are the perfect base to experience Fiordland National Park. Recharge your batteries in private, peaceful accommodation, nestled beneath the towering peaks of the Darren Mountains. Dine in our fully-licensed restaurant (open seven days) or the comfort of your chalet. Lodge Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Apr 25 May –Sep 25 Mountain View Chalet BB $566 $1,289 $620 Riverside Chalet BB $728 $1,427 $888 STEWART ISLAND Stewart Island Lodge Surrounded by native bush on a sunny hillside, this hosted boutique accommodation offers a peaceful sanctuary only a five-minute walk from the village centre and restaurants. The private and secluded grounds are home to many native birds, and the lodge commands panoramic views of Halfmoon Bay and the ocean. Continental Breakfast included. Hosted/Boutique Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Sep 25 Double/Twin B&B $486 $502 Closed 03 Jun – 31 Aug Oct-Apr includes dinner & breakfast. 103
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FIORDLAND JET

Pure Wilderness Jet boat Ride — Far from

Twin Lakes HeliJet - A Pure Wilderness Tour plus heli pick-up from the boat ramp for a 15 min scenic flight high with an alpine landing

Pure Wilderness + Mountain Bike - Follow the river as you ride back to Te Anau (~10km) on the Lake2Lake Cycle Trail. *E-Bikes also available.

Pure Wilderness + Float Plane - Includes transfer on Lake Manapouri to a float plane and a 15 min scenic flight before landing back on Lake Te Anau.

Adult Child (5-15yrs)

TRIPS AND TRAMPS

Pure Wilderness Jetboat Ride

Twin Lakes HeliJet

Pure Wilderness + Mountain Bike

Pure Wilderness + Float Plane

$193 $102

$658 $550

$236 $146

$372 $227

TE ANAU GLOWWORM CAVES EXCURSION

Enjoy a scenic alpine cruise of Lake Te Anau before disembarking at Cavern House to experience a mysterious underground world of waterfalls and incredible rock formations, before drifting in silent darkness beneath glittering glowworms. In small groups, head in to the cave with nature guides who will share their knowledge of the cave and its history. Deep inside the cave, board a small boat and explore a silent hidden grotto inhabited by thousands of glowworms. Departs: : Daily 10.15am, 2pm & 4.30pm all year. 7pm 26 Dec – 28 Feb.

Duration: 2 hours 15 mins

MILFORD SOUND CRUISE AND WALK

This unique full day trip to Milford Sound from Te Anau combines walking, majestic scenery and a nature boat cruise. Small coaches and local, knowledgeable guides provide inspiring commentary and plenty of wilderness, wildlife and scenic sights, ensuring a memorable experience. Your day begins with a journey to Milford Sound for a leisurely boat cruise. Then depending on your motivation, guests are given the option of (a) an unguided 2.5 hour walk in the alpine area of the renowned Routeburn Great Walk, or (b) staying with the coach and nature guide to explore the historic Hollyford Valley with short nature walks. Includes: Lunch. Departs: 8am, returns 6pm Oct to Apr. Winter option available.

Kepler Walk Guided Heli Hike - A guided day walk from Te Anau including a scenic helicopter flight to Mount Luxmore on the Kepler Track. Travel by helicopter from Te Anau township over the hidden lakes and beech forest of Mount Luxmore to Luxmore Hut. Enjoy alpine tussock fields and panoramic views of the Te Anau basin and surrounding Fiordland mountains. After time in the alpine area including a wilderness tea break, hike down the mountain on a well-formed track. The track descends through mountain and silver beech forest, and passes under towering limestone bluffs to the sandy beach of Brod Bay, the pick up point for the boat cruise back to Te Anau.

It is a down hill walk (8km) requiring a medium level of fitness. There is a maximum of 12 walkers with a Trips 'n' Tramps guide providing an opportunity to learn about the natural and human heritage of Fiordland. There are plenty of stops for photographs, bird-watching and interpretation along the way.

STEWART ISLAND

Ferry to Stewart Island - Stewart Island is perfect for a day excursion or an extended stay. Cross Foveaux Strait in comfort and style on board an express catamaran. During the one-hour crossing between Bluff and Stewart Island friendly staff provide informative commentary and point out highlights. Includes complimentary tea and coffee. Coach transfers available from Invercargill (optional extra). Departs Bluff: 9.45am year round. Departs Stewart Island: 8am year round. Other times throughout the day to and from the island are also available.

Village & Bays Tour - An unparalleled way to soak up the highlights of Stewart Island and the surrounding bays aboard a modern mini-bus while gaining an entertaining insight into the community, history and environment of Stewart Island. There’s plenty of time for photo stops and short walks. Duration: 60 minutes.

Departs: 11 am- all year & 1pm Oct to Apr

Wild Kiwi Encounter - As daylight fades, depart Halfmoon Bay for a cruise across Paterson Inlet to Little Glory Cove. Explore the spectacular forest on a guided walk by torchlight with an experienced Nature Guide to a secluded sandy beach to spot the Southern Brown Kiwi. Includes complimentary tea and coffee. Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

Departs: Daily – Oct & Mar 7pm, Nov 7.30pm, Dec – Jan 8.30pm, Feb 8pm, Apr 5pm – May to Sept on Demand. Note: A reasonable level of fitness is required (total walking time approximately 2 hours depending on kiwi behaviour). The walking track can be uneven and muddy at times.

Ulva Island Explorer - Discover Stewart Island from the water. Enjoy a leisurely catamaran cruise of beautiful Paterson Inlet and visit Ulva Island, a renowned bird sanctuary. See rare plants and abundant native bird life during your walk ashore with our Nature Guide. The skipper provides detailed commentary throughout the cruise. Departs: 12 noon May – Sept, 12.45pm Oct – Apr Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins.

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Operated by Trips & Tramps Adult
(5-15yrs) Infant Milford Sound Cruise and Walk $264
Per Person Kepler Walk
Heli Hike $707 Operated by Realnz Adult Child (5-15yrs) Te Anau Glowworm Caves Excursion $123 $61 Adult Child (5-15yrs) Ferry To Stewart Island - One Way $113 $57 Village & Bays Tour $52 $30 Wild Kiwi Encounter $237 $237 Ulva Island Explorer $123 $61
Child
$200 $113
Guided
the crowds found elsewhere, enjoy a unique opportunity to travel through a remote area of Fiordland National Park. Jet boat down the Waiau River, to the serene Lake Manapouri and walk in an ancient forest among the isolated wilderness. Learn about the area’s rich history; discover local flora and fauna; stop at 3 Lord of the Rings film locations; and spot trout in the crystal-clear waters. The perfect combination of high-speed fun and inspiring scenery with a truly personal Kiwi touch! *Our signature tour*. Duration: Allow 2hrs—75min+ Jet Boat; 15min+ beach landing.
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FIORDLAND ON FILM

Ata Whenua – Shadowland (pronounced ‘ata-fenua’, and also known as ‘Fiordland on Film’) brings you the Fiordland World Heritage Status wilderness you would otherwise never see. Mysterious, evocative, exhilarating and utterly spectacular, filmed mostly from a helicopter across extremes of season, climate and terrain, it will take you on an unforgettable journey through one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes on earth. This 32 minute cinematic movie takes the audience on an unforgettable journey, flying through Fiordland’s World Heritage wilderness and captivating them with the expansive beauty of the dramatic Fiordland landscape.

Operated by Fiordland Cinema

Admission

Adult Child (5-13yrs)

$13

$7

FAITH IN FIORDLAND

Faith in Fiordland is an elegant way to relax in Te Anau during your New Zealand holiday. Low passenger numbers, amazing scenery, a guided walk in the Fiordland National Park to the Hidden Lakes, exceptional food and drinks, a local friendly crew, and all aboard a magnificent motor yacht from 1935. Step back to the golden era with us, and celebrate in style.

*Please note product is not available between June – August Adult Child 3hr Cruise $156 $65

DISCOVER MORE CRUISE

Discover More Cruise. Get up close to nature on the longest nature cruise experience in Milford Sound. Our vessel stops at the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory for a captivating, guided journey below the water in our 360-degree viewing chamber. This 1-hour tour offers long forgotten stories and legends of the area and has proven to be popular with visitors who want a truly unique Milford Sound experience. Includes: Picnic Lunch.

Departs: 10.30am Returns: 7pm

Operated by Southern Discoveries

WAIRAURAHIRI WILDERNESS JET

Come and discover New Zealand’s last frontier, the South of Fiordland National Park. Home to New Zealand’s deepest lake and steepest (boatable) river, the Wairaurahiri (betcha can’t pronounce that!) plus truly awesome scenery. This is undoubtedly New Zealand’s best jet boat ride and one trip you don’t want to miss! Travel 83 kms (return) along grade 3 rapids strewn with huge boulders which lead you to the wild south coast, the last place in New Zealand to lose the sun each day. There is time to take a nature walk along the beach and into New Zealand’s largest and oldest Podocarp forest. Lunch is at the remote Waitutu lodge. Bring your own or order our BBQ on arrival. This full day trip departs on demand from Otautau, Tuatapere or Lake Hauroko (117 kms South of Te Anau). Min. numbers apply. All safety and wet weather gear provided.

Child (under 12yrs)

Day Trip

Adult

STEWART ISLAND FLIGHTS

Island 8.30am, 1.30pm and 5.30pm. (Children under 4 years free)

Half Day Option – Includes return flights Invercargill/Stewart Island, 90 min. bus tour exploring the local landmarks, set menu lunch at the South Sea Hotel on the waterfront and free time to absorb the tranquillity of the island.

Full Day Option – Includes return flights Invercargill/Stewart Island, 15 min. walk to Golden Bay to meet the water taxi to Ulva Island, 2 hrs on Ulva Island, free time to purchase lunch, 90 min. bus tour exploring the local landmarks. Other options available including the Coast to Coast which includes a 4 hour walk, rates and details on application.

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Scenic Flight - Your adventure to Stewart Island begins with Stewart Island Flights who operate three return scheduled flights per day between Invercargill Airport and Oban, Halfmoon
Beach,
Port
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in Bluff before
Foveaux
where the view
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smaller islands before landing at the tiny island community of Oban. Courtesy transport is provided from the airfield to Halfmoon Bay. Schedule guideline (slight variations for weekends and winter time, check when booking). Departs Invercargill 8am, 1pm and 5pm. Departs Stewart
Child Admission $222 $174
Adult
Full
$345
BBQ Lunch $40 $40 Experience a unique guided wildlife adventure, travelling on an all-terrain Argo 8 wheel drive. Take an exhilarating ride across the Reid family farm to the breeding habitat of Yellow-eyed Penguins, Blue penguins, and New Zealand Fur Seals. Enjoy the spectacular coastal views, private beaches and up close and personal encounters with nature. This tour suits all ages, and a low level of fitness is required. Cameras are a must. Departs: From 10.15am and throughout the day until one hour before dusk in all weather. Duration: 1 hour ROSCO’S MILFORD SOUND KAYAKS Adult Child (8-14yrs) Guided Kayaking (4hrs) $177 $137 Operated by Southeast Air Ltd Adult Child (4-14yrs) Scenic Flight - One Way $158 $109 Scenic Flight - Return $272 $181 Half Day Option $333 $216 Full Day Option $378 $238 Fiordland National Park is one of the most beautiful places on Earth! Sit back, relax and let us show you the sights in the best way possible – by SEAPLANE! Departs Te Anau. The Mystery Flight – fly out and enjoy an ‘outlanding’ in the Fiordland National Park to embrace the deep remoteness the floatplane can access on top of a scenic flight Lakes Explorer Flight - 15 minutes take in big Fiord views, the 13 Hidden Lakes, & lakes Te Anau and Manapouri. There are mountain vistas to be enjoyed in every direction. Doubtful Sound - Tick your bucket list with a stunning 40 minute round trip over Lake Te Anau’s South Fiord, climbing over the Southern Alps out to the first salt water tributary of Geir Arm, Precipous Cove, Bradshaw Sound, Thompson Sound, Doubtful Sound and home via stunning Lake Manapouri.
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WINGS & WATER

EDINBURGH OF THE SOUTH

An endearing city of classical architecture and Scottish charm, Dunedin prides itself on being New Zealand’s centre for learning, heritage, arts and culture. It is also the commercial hub of the Otago region and gateway to the diverse wildlife of the Otago Peninsula.

DUNEDIN

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DRIVING DISTANCES:

DUNEDIN TO:

Christchurch 365 kms, 5 hrs

Queenstown 282 kms, 3 hrs 30 mins

Te Anau 290 kms, 4 hrs 15 mins

Mt Cook 325 kms, 4 hrs 30 mins

Invercargill via Gore 215 kms, 2 hrs 45 mins

Invercargill via The Catlins 275 kms, 5 hrs 30 mins

OTHER DISTANCES:

City to Larnach Castle 15 kms, 30 mins

City to the end of the Peninsula 31 kms, 45 mins

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

» The rugged scenery & abundant wildlife of the Otago Peninsula including Yellow-eyed Penguins (the world’s rarest), Little Blue Penguins, Royal Albatross, Spotted Shags, Cormorants, New Zealand Fur Seals and Sea Lions.

» The Botanic and numerous private gardens open to the public such as those at Larnach Castle and Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens.

» Late Oct/early Nov for the stunning displays of rhododendron and azaleas.

» The Taieri Gorge – best explored aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway.

ARCHITECTURAL ATTRACTIONS:

» Dunedin is regarded as having the finest collection of Victorian and Edwardian architecture in the Southern Hemisphere.

» Built in 1906, the Dunedin Railway station with its fine Edwardian architecture is one of the world’s most photographed stations.

» Jacobean style Olveston House.

» Built in 1871, Larnach Castle on the Otago Peninsula has a fascinating history and is New Zealand’s only castle.

» University of Otago buildings.

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Otago University, Dunedin
SPECIALEVENTS: 19 -28 Apr 2024 –Wild Dunedin Festival 12-14 Apr 2024 –Otago Rally 21-22 Jun 2024 –MidWinter Carnival 26 June – 1 July 2024 –New Zealand International Science Festival
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Otago University,
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premier luxury premier hotel,
in the vibrant heart of the city. Elegant rooms and suites feature top quality furnishings and amenities with a microwave and washer/dryer, as well as soundproofing. Amenities include FREE unlimited WiFi, restaurant, bar, room service, 24-Hour gym access and valet parking.
award-winning motel complex captures the essence of the George Street character, and provides a range of luxurious accommodation including one accessible unit. Within walking distance of the university, museum, polytechnic, botanic gardens and Forsyth Barr Stadium. Free WiFi and off-street parking.
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and most established hotel, home to Dunedin Casino and extensively refurbished to provide guests with modern style, outstanding quality, convenience, and exceptional service. Featuring two restaurants, café, bar, 24-hour reception and room service, two guest laundries, free WiFi, and car parking (paid direct). Purpose-built within the castle grounds, the lodge was designed as a re-creation of a colonial farm building, positioned with spectacular harbour, ocean, and peninsula views in 35 acres of gardens and grounds. The 12 themed rooms encapsulate the historic setting and combine antique furnishings with contemporary amenities. This glamourous country house is situated just 500m from the Larnach Castle gate. The five spacious bedrooms are luxuriously decorated in neoclassical style with attention to comfort; particularly special features are the fireplaces and pastoral views. Cooked and/or continental breakfast is prepared for you by your host and evening dining is available at the castle (must be prebooked by 5pm) DUNEDIN Cable Court Motel DUNEDIN Distinction Dunedin Hotel 858 George Street DUNEDIN Distinction Dunedin Leisure Lodge DUNEDIN Scenic Hotel Southern Cross DUNEDIN Larnach Castle & Lodge DUNEDIN Camp Estate Self Cont. Hotel Self Cont. Self Cont. Hotel Hosted Hosted 6 5 7 8 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Studio $295 $403 $330 One Bdrm Suite $322 $444 $357 2 Bdrm Suite (1-4) $437 $578 $472 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Standard Room $198 $276 $213 Superior Room $252 $330 $267 Junior Suite $367 $445 $382 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Sep 25 Studio $197 $207 1 Bedroom $220 $227 2 Bedroom (1-4) $331 $340 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Superior $299 $379 $329 Extra Person $72 $72 $79 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Studio $162 $197 $168 1 Bedroom (1-3) $185 $255 $218 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Superior $293 $363 $323 Tower Suite $332 $465 $365 Executive Suite $542 $688 $596 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 AprSep 25 Lodge Room B&B $315 $378 $315 Extra Person B&B $94 $157 $94 Per Room From Apr 24 –Sep 25 Lodge Room Double B&B $609 BONUS: FREE Wifi. BONUS: Free unlimited Wifi. BONUS: Free unlimited Wifi. BONUS: FREE Wifi. Dinner available must be pre-booked by 5pm. YORKPL STANDREWS ST MORAY PL GEORGE ST GEORGE ST HANVERST GREAT KING ST CUMBERLAND ST CUMBERLAND ST CASTLE ST FREDERICKST ANZACAVENUE RAVENSBOURNE RD WARDST PITTST ALBANY STREET UNIONST GREAT KING ST NTH HOWEST ST DAVID DUNDASST LONDONST STUARTST HIGHGATE DRIVERSRD CANNINGTONRD MALVERNST STUARTST DOWLINGST OCTAGON JETTYST PRINCE ST WHARF ST ANDERSONS BAY RD MIDLANDST TEVIOTST PORTSMOUTHDR THOMASBURNS CUMBERLAND ST CLYDE ST NORTHRD BALMACEWENRD HIGHSTSTAFFORDST CARROLLST 4 MANORPL CANONGATE RATTRAY CRAWFORD ST 1 Otago Harbour 5 2 8 7 1 9 3 6 To Larnach Castle The Oval Logan Park *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events. 107

LARNACH CASTLE & GARDENS

Discover New Zealand’s only Castle, built in 1871 by the Australian, William Larnach, merchant baron and politician, for his beloved first wife Eliza. Larnach spared no expense on his dream home, which features the finest materials from around the world. This superbly crafted building with magnificent architecture showcases a unique collection of New Zealand antiques. The enchanting garden is Castle owner Margaret Barker’s creation and has been listed as a “Garden of International Significance” by NZGT. Spectacular tower views and beautiful gardens complete this enjoyable award winning experience. The ballroom café is open 9.30am to 4.30pm daily for an extensive selection of local food and beverages. The Castle opens daily at 9am; for self guided tours, last entry to the castle is 5pm. (Oct-Mar open till 7pm) Larnach Castle and Garden is a 20 mins drive from the Dunedin city centre and 20 mins drive from the Peninsula's wildlife attractions. High Tea + Castle and Garden Entry: Includes High Tea plus entry to the Castle including the tower, ballroom cafe, gift shop, Castle gardens, grounds, historic stables and outbuildings. Informative brochure provided, in several languages, for self-guided tour of Castle, gardens and grounds.

Unique Taiaroa – The ultimate tour combining the Albatross Classic and Fort Taiaroa tours. Learn about and view Northern Royal Albatross. Hear the cultural history of Taiaroa Head, from the first settlement by Māori, through two world wars, to today’s Nature Reserve and iconic wildlife attraction. 1.5 hours.

Albatross Classic – Enjoy an intimate insight into the lives of the amazing Royal Albatrosses and their breeding cycle, followed by a visit to our exclusive viewing observatory at the nature reserve. 1 hour.

Fort Taiaroa – Explore hidden tunnels under the nature reserve. Hear the headland’s military history from a 1600’s Māori Pa to 1880’s Russian invasion scare through to both world wars. Fort Taiaroa also boasts the world’s only fully restored 1886 Armstrong Disappearing Gun. 30 minutes.

NATURES WONDERS

Experience a unique guided wildlife adventure, travelling on an all-terrain Argo 8 wheel drive. Take an exhilarating ride across the Reid family farm to the breeding habitat of Yellow-eyed Penguins, Blue penguins, and New Zealand Fur Seals. Enjoy the spectacular coastal views, private beaches and up close and personal encounters with nature. This tour suits all ages, and a low level of fitness is required. Cameras are a must. Tours depart from 10.15am and throughout the day until one hour before dusk in all weather. The tour duration is one hour, and visitors must report to Natures Wonders reception 30 minutes prior to departure. Minimum is 2 pax.

Get closer to our unique southern wildlife. Watch magnificent royal albatross soar across the ocean and return to their breeding colony. See a great variety of seabirds while fur seals play and sprawl on volcanic rocks; maybe even dolphins or sealions. You’ll get a great commentary, multi-language info sheets, binoculars and warm jackets. Courtesy city accommodation transfers for all tours except T1.

Tour 1 – Wellers Rock Wildlife Cruise - Get full commentary about the wildlife, history and geology as the boat explores the stunningly beautiful and rugged coastline close to the entrance of the Otago Harbour. You will see uninterrupted views of the world's only mainland nesting place of albatross. Watch the NZ Furseals breed, fight and play on the rocks around their breeding rookeries. Out at sea you can spot rarely seen ocean birds including other albatross species and petrels, and you may see penguins, dolphins and other marine mammals. Don't be put off by cold, damp or windy days, the local wildlife love it - we often see more activity in a cool southerly wind! Departs Wellers Rock wharf, 45 min drive from Dunedin (included in all other tour options). Times: Oct-Mar: 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm, 4.30pm (all 60mins). Apr-Sept: 2.30pm.

Tour 2 – City to Sea Wildlife Tour - Cruise one way along New Zealand’s most picturesque harbour and see beautiful bays, hills, farmland, forest and coast. Hear of the harbour’s history and volcanic past. Experience Monarch’s fascinating Wildlife Cruise. Bus one way along the scenic roads of the Otago Peninsula. Times: Oct-Mar: 8.30am to 12.30pm or 3.30pm to 7pm. Apr-Sept: 1pm to 5pm (cruise both ways).

Tour 2L - Half Day Castle to Cruise - Journey back in time to be immersed in the rich, turbulent and scandalous lives of the Larnach family. Explore the lovely gardens, and marvel at the beauty and craftsmanship of New Zealand’s only castle, built during the Otago gold rush. Then enjoy our renowned Wellers Rock Wildlife Cruise. Times: Oct-Mar: 10.30am to 3.30pm (bus both ways). Apr-Sept: 11.30am to 5pm (bus out, boat back).

Tour EW - Peninsula Encounters + Wildlife Cruise Calling all nature and wildlife lovers - we have the tour for you! This small-group option begins in Dunedin, travelling by mini-bus across the beautiful Otago Peninsula. You'll see great views of the harbour, the coast and the inlet eco-systems. On the Wildlife Cruise option, you'll travel by boat out through the entrance to Otago Harbour, enjoying uninterrupted views of the northern royal albatross breeding colony. You will then visit a conservation reserve with unrivalled access to yellow-eyed penguin breeding area. MONARCH

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Your only chance to see the world’s only mainland Royal Albatross breeding Colony. See the albatross throughout their breeding cycle from nesting, guarding and feeding huge chicks. Be awed by their 3 metre wingspan when they fly overhead. Just a short drive from Dunedin. Open 364 days. Guided tours leave each half hour in summer and each hour in winter. Reservations recommended.
WILDLIFE CRUISES & TOURS Adult Child (5-14yrs) Tour 1 – Wellers Rock Wildlife Cruise $64 $25 Tour 2 – City to Sea Wildlife Tour $106 $45 Tour 2L - Half Day Castle to Cruise $162 $81 Tour EW Peninsula Encounters + Wildlife Cruise $217 $152 Adult Child (5-17yrs) Unique Taiaroa $69 $22 Albatross Classic $58 $16 Fort Taiaroa $30 $11 Adult Child (5-14yrs) Lanarch Castle & Gardens - General Entry $47 $16 Entry & High Tea $100 $68 Adult Child (5-15yrs) Argo Wildlife tour $110 $45 ROYAL ALBATROSS CENTRE
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Please note that this tour does not include transfers from Dunedin. Clients must make their own way to Natures Wonders which is approximately a 60 minute drive.

SPEIGHT’S BREWERY TOURS

The Alehouse Package – Lunch or Dinner combo - Combine your Speight’s Brewery tour with a delicious 2-course lunch or 2-course dinner at The Alehouse, right next to Speight’s Brewery.

BONUS: Includes a 12oz beer of your choice when booking the Alehouse package.

OLVESTON HISTORIC HOME

For Lovers of Fine art, Culture, music, literature and social history; ‘Olveston Historic Home’ authentically recalls the style, grace and grandeau of opulent Edwardian era.

Olveston is a time capsule as little has changed inside the house since it was occupied as a family home from 1906. Authentically furnished with all the original fixtures and fittings, decorative details and furnishings.

Entry inside Olveston House is by guided tour only. Olveston is open 7 days (excluding Chrsitmas Day).

HORIZON TOURS

Southern Skies Stargazing – Join us on a journey of discovery to learn about the unique celestial features of the Southern sky, while also sharing stories and waiata (songs) about how Māori viewed the night sky. Enjoy Māori manaakitanga (hospitality) with a light supper and hot beverage. Sit back, relax and be enchanted. Duration: 3-4 hours. Departs: 8pm Oct-Mar and 6pm Apr-Sep

Taste of Dunedin & Peninsula Tour - Get a taste of what Dunedin has to offer and learn about Dunedin's rich cultural and natural heritage. This is the tour to take if you are short on time and really want to get an insight into what Dunedin has to offer. Join us as we take in the iconic Dunedin sights and sounds of the city and Otago Peninsula. Learn about this great city of ours as we journey past historic buildings including the Dunedin Railway Station, St Paul's Anglican Cathedral and The First Church of Otago and see evidence of Dunedin's early heritage before we head onto the Peninsula to view spectacular coastal scenery. Listen as we share, our stories about Dunedin and why we love living here.

Taste of Dunedin, Peninsula & Larnach Tour - As the above tour learn about this great city of ours as we journey past historic buildings including the Dunedin Railway Station, St Paul's Anglican Cathedral and The First Church of Otago and see evidence of Dunedin's early heritage before we head onto the Peninsula to view spectacular coastal scenery. Listen as we share, our stories about Dunedin and why we love living here. You will then visit Larnach Castle, referred to by many as New Zealand's Castle. Built in 1871 by businessman and politician William Larnach, it is now a life long restoration project for the Barker family who are the current owners. This tour includes Castle, Gardens and Grounds access which includes, the tower, ballroom cafe, gift shop, gardens, grounds, historic stables and outbuildings

The Speight’s Brewery Tour is a guided 90 minute tour through an historic working Brewery which has been on the same site since 1876. The tour was re-developed in August 2017 which included an upgrade to the Tour Experience, Retail Space, Tasting Bar and a new Cellar Door so visitors can take the beer away with them. You will discover our significant history and learn about what Speight’s is up to today making it one of New Zealand’s most popular beers. The tour takes you through our brewing process with a great mix of the old and the new. Our old Brewhouse which was de-commissioned in 2013 has been left purely for visitors to see and from here you will go to our modern state of the art Brewhouse to see the contrast. The Tour is completed in the Brewery Bar with our range of beer on tap. After the tour drop down to the Speight’s Ale House where they have great southern fare and all of the Speight’s range fresh from the tap.
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WELCOME TO THE LEGENDARY MACKENZIE!

Discover NZ’s highest mountains, longest glaciers, vivid turquoise lakes, golden grasslands and largest dark sky reserve.

The Mackenzie is famous for its tri-colour palette: turquoise lakes, white snow-capped mountains and golden grasslands. Go for a glacier hike, soak in hot pools, cycle some of the world-famous Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail, and so much more!

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

»Home to NZ’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mount Cook

» Largest glacier in NZ, the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier

» Lake Tekapo & Lake Pūkaki are famous for their brilliant turquoise colour due to the ‘rock flour’ suspended in the glacial melt waters.

» The much photographed tiny Church of the Good Shepherd on the edge of Lake Tekapo is definitely worth a visit.

» Home to NZ’s largest dark sky reserve at 4,367 sq. km and covering Twizel, Aoraki/Mount Cook, Lake Pūkaki, Lake Tekapo and more. The low-lighting regulations of the district ensure our night skies are free from light pollution.

MOUNT COOK, LAKE TEKAPO & MACKENZIE REGION The New Zealand Book 2024 - 25 | Australian Dollars AORAKI/MOUNT COOK LAKE TEAKAPO & MACKENZIE REGION Karamea Westport Hanmer Springs Reefton Punakaiki Victoria Forest Park Paparoa National Park Nelson National Murchison Greymouth Fanz Josef Glacier Christchurch Fox Glacier Lake Sumner Forest Park Kumara Hokitika Twizel Lake Tekapo Timaru Omarama Waimate Waihao River Waitaki River Otematata Lake Benmore Lake Pukaki Rakaia River Temuka Lindis Pass Geraldine Craigieburn Forest Park Lake Brunner Ross Methven Dunedin Oamaru Alexandra Otago Peninsula Palmerston Ranfurly Pukerangi Mt Cook DRIVING DISTANCES: CHRISTCHURCH TO: Lake Tekapo 225 kms, 3 hrs 15 mins Timaru 163 kms, 2 hrs Mount Cook 330 kms, 4 hrs 45 mins MOUNT COOK TO: Lake Tekapo 99 kms, 1 hr 15 mins Queenstown 263 kms, 3 hrs 45 mins OTHER DISTANCES: Timaru to Oamaru 86kms, 1 hr Oamaru to Twizel 145 kms 1hr 40 mins Twizel to Lake Tekapo 60kms 40 mins SPECIALEVENTS:
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21 Sep 24 - Race Tekapo Feb 25 - Twizel Salmon
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ASURE Ashley Motor Lodge is the best 4.5-star quality Timaru accommodation choice for corporate travellers, families, and tourists. Centrally located only a short distance from the Timaru town centre, where you will find a fantastic array of activities, attractions, shopping, restaurants, and cafes.

In the heart of Mackenzie Basin, this hotel features natural stone, roaring fires, and expansive lawns, beautifully reflecting and complimenting the surrounding landscape. Comfortably furnished guest rooms all feature a private balcony or patio with mountain views. The on-site restaurant and bar offers inside and outside dining. Free WiFi.

Located in the spectacular national park, with a range of accommodation options for all travellers. Newly refurbished motel units offer modern comforts in an iconic environment, and lodge rooms include ensuite bathrooms, a fridge, and patio or balcony for stunning mountain views. Bar and grill on-site, plus beer garden and BBQ area. WiFi and laundry.

base for your wilderness adventure. Enjoy a stargazing tour, starting on-site at the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre. Amenities include a restaurant, lounge bar, and café bar, complimentary wireless internet, and a private balcony or patio for each guest room.

Relax and enjoy comfortable, country-style accommodation at the Godley Hotel in the stunning alpine village of Lake Tekapo in the beautiful South Island! The hotel is centrally located with lake and mountain views. Enjoy the onsite Jack Rabbit café or relax in the stylish lounge. It's a 5-minute walk to the lake with its famous turquoise waters, and the Church of the Good Shepherd.

Offering comfort and convenience, situated in a central position in the village with easy walking access to local shops and restaurants. Rooms are modern and most have excellent views over the lake and mountains. Enjoy a relaxing and tranquil environment, with amenities that include free WiFi, free

Perfectly situated in one of the most scenic places in New Zealand, right on the shores of Lake Tekapo. The serene setting makes for the ultimate getaway, and the motel offers peace and relaxation with six individually designed apartments.

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TIMARU Asure Ashley Motor Lodge MT COOK Mt Cook Lodge & Motels LAKE TEKAPO The Godley Hotel MT COOK The Hermitage Hotel TWIZEL Distinction MacKenzie Country Hotel LAKE TEKAPO The Chalet Lake Tekapo LAKE TEKAPO Lake Tekapo Village Motel LAKE TEKAPO Peppers Bluewater Resort Nestled at the foot of the mountains in beautiful Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, this iconic hotel is the perfect The Church of the Good Shepherd and sheep dog memorial are less than 200m away, and the village is only 1km.
Romantic and secluded, overlooking Lake Tekapo; the architecture and décor use a natural palette that complements the surrounding landscape. Contemporary interiors provide a tranquil retreat, and are designed to take advantage of the stunning views from rooms and villas. Amenities include a restaurant, bar, car parking, WiFi, and laundry. Motel Self Cont. Hotel Hotel Hotel Self Cont. Self Cont. Hotel / Self Cont. Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24Sep 25 Deluxe Studio $282 $282 One Bedroom Spa Studio $309 $309 Two Bedroom Spa Unit $324 $376 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 AprSep 25 Valley View Lodge Room $229 $320 $307 Motel Studio $291 $364 $341 Motel Family $325 $392 $375 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 AprSep 25 Superior $458 $549 $515 Premium $520 $655 $627 Premium Plus $543 $699 $672 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Sep 25 Standard Room $236 $250 Deluxe $263 $276 Extra Person $67 $67 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Mar 25 Apr –Sep 25 Hotel Room $241 $290 $265 2 Bdrm Villa (1-4) $588 $636 $646 Surcharge applies for 1 night stays Surcharges apply for lakeview units Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Sep 25 Garden view (2) from $310 $341 Lakeview (2) from $330 $363 2 Bedroom (2) from $391 $430 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Sep 25 Studio $297 $326 2 Bedroom (1-2) $384 $423 Penthouse Suite (1-2) $431 $475 Per Room From Apr –Sep 24 Oct 24 –Sep 25 Standard Room $205 $218 Standard Lakeview Room $241 $259 Superior Room $282 $303 *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events. Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo 111
car parking (for one car), and laundry facilities.

DARK SKY PROJECT

Dark Sky Project is proud to offer a range of stargazing experiences from a range of exclusive locations in the internationally recognised Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. Pristine night skies, breath-taking views, worldclass observatories, and knowledgeable astronomy guides make Earth & Sky a must on any itinerary.

Dark Sky Project Summit Experience - Stars, science and stories combine to create New Zealand’s premier stargazing experience. Spend the evening discovering our illustrious night skies at the world’s southernmost research observatory, located in the heart of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. A truly breathtaking experience, our expert astronomy guides will introduce you to the Southern Skies, imparting their impressive knowledge as you gaze through sophisticated optical telescopes. Learn about the mindblowing research happening onsite Duration: Approximately 2 hours including coach transport to Mount John.

Dark Sky Project Crater Experience - Enjoy our pristine Southern Skies from one of the region’s best viewpoints: Cowan’s Private Observatory. Designed specifically with stargazing in mind, our purpose-built private observatory boasts minimal light pollution. View from our powerful telescopes as our experienced astronomy guides enhance your knowledge of the Southern Skies. Duration: Approximately 1.25 hours including coach transport to Cowan’s Private Observatory.

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MT COOK GLACIER GUIDING

The Adventurer: Tasman Glacier Heli-Hike - Combine the excitement of walking on New Zealand’s biggest glacier with the thrill of breathtaking scenic helicopter fly-bys of New Zealand’s largest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook. You fly in to your drop off point on a remote part of the glacier. Every journey is unique, because the glacier is changing all the time and our experienced guides are always finding something new and interesting to show our visitors.

The Wigley: Top of The Tasman Glacier Hike - Explore the immense beauty of the upper snowfield of the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier. As you fly in to 2200m a board either your helicopter or skiplane. Equipped with snow shoes, walking poles, harness and other equipment, you are ready to explore ice formations in this ever-changing environment; you’re in the heart and birthplace of New Zealand mountaineering. Your flight home tracks down the eastern side of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki Mt Cook and the stunning Hochstetter icefall.

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Dark Sky Project Summit Experience

Dark Sky Project Crater Experience

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OAMARU BLUE PENGUIN COLONY

Evening Viewing - View the penguins arriving home from their day at sea, just after dusk, and cross into their breeding area. There are two viewing options, general and premium entry. Viewing times vary depending on daylight and penguin numbers depend on what stage they are at in their breeding cycle. Summer viewing can be as late as 9pm with up to 300 penguins, winter can be as early as 5:15pm with up to 20 penguins. Full commentary during evening viewing. For the safety of the penguins no photography is permitted during evening viewings.

Premium Viewing - The premium viewing will allocate an individual seat to you which will make the experience more comfortable. From here you will enjoy fantastic views as the penguins will only be a few metres away.Learn about the lives of the penguins through a informative commentary delivered by one of the expert guides.

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TEKAPO SPRINGS

Tekapo Springs is a year round playground offering recreation and rejuvenation, overlooking stunning Lake Tekapo and the Two Thumb Mountain Range.

Pools - There are five outdoor heated pools all perfectly positioned to capture the scenery, where you can soak and soothe tired muscles in temperatures ranging from 28-38.5 degrees or choose to sit back and relax in the steam and sauna facility.

Day Spa - With a fully equipped day spa onsite, offering a variety of luxurious treatments, this is an outstanding opportunity to take your relaxation to the next level!

Activities - To pump up the adrenalin and enjoy some fun filled excitement you could go skating on the international size ice rink which is open mid-April to mid-September. In winter the snow tube park is the place to be, open start of July to start of October and after a magic carpet ride to the top of a 150m snow-filled slope, you can catapult yourself down – with friends or by yourself. Great value combos are available.

Star Gazing - Soak in the stars on New Zealand’s only guided stargazing and hot pools tour! Operating from Tekapo Springs, the tour is 2 hours long. First, be introduced to the night skies with a unique combination of astronomy and storytelling. Then relax in a 37.5-degree hot pool on a floating hammock and admire the stars! Tekapo Star Gazing tours run 364 nights/year; start times vary. Children - 6 years+

Evening Viewing from $40 $27 Premium

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Per Person The Adventurer: Tasman Glacier Helihike $808 The Wigley: Top of The Tasman Glacier Hike $862
Adult Child Family Hot Pools $38 $22 $101 Star Gazing $132 $101 $404
the world’s smallest penguins in their natural environment. The blue penguins nest close to town under the cliffs along the historic harbour foreshore which is within walking distance of the town centre, close to shops, restaurants and accommodation.
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THE SIR EDMUND HILLARY ALPINE CENTRE

A tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary, the Centre is designed to educate and entertain. It features a spectacular state-of-the-art Mt Cook Magic 3D movie, full dome digital planetarium and museum that documents Sir Edmund’s achievements and history of pioneering in the region. Located within the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, the centre runs Big Sky Stargazing Tours in the evening. Starting with an orientation in the planetarium, before utilising specialty telescopes at the outdoor stargazing site. Located within The Hermitage Hotel (See Page 111). Open daily 7.30am – 8.30pm (times may change seasonally)

Adult Child (4-14yrs)

Big Sky Stargazing $128 $52

Explorer Pass (Unlimited access over a 24hr period to The Theatre, Planetarium & Museum) $22 $11

AIR SAFARIS

Air Safaris operate a modern fleet with each aircraft featuring ‘wings-above’ to ensure unobstructed viewing below and everyone is guaranteed a window seat. Your pilot will provide an informative and enjoyable commentary in addition to all passengers receiving the Air Safaris multi-language flight-guide.

THE HELICOPTER LINE

Scenic flights up close and personal. Mt Cook at 3,724 metres is the highest peak in the Southern Alps, providing stunning scenery for a flight that will become the highlight of your holiday. Highly experienced pilots provide an informative commentary via personal headsets. Flights depart from either Mount Cook or Twizel (Pukaki Airport) as indicated. Options include:

Aoraki Mt Cook – Mountains High with Snow Landing - Our premier flight over vast snow-fields, glaciers and a spectacular view of New Zealand’s highest peak Aoraki/Mount Cook. Land high above the glaciers and stand in snow high in the mountains. Traverse the Southern Alps, to view the mighty Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Duration: Approx. 45 minutes.

Aoraki Mt Cook - Alpine Vista with Snow Landing - A short scenic option ideal to touch snow and experience the thrill of a helicopter flight. Sweep through the rugged high country of the Ben Ohau Range to a snowfield landing site high in the mountains. Duration: Approx. 20 minutes.

Tasman Glacier Heli Hike - Adventure into Mount Cook National Park and Heli Hike across Tasman Glacier. Witness the beauty of the Tasman Glacier lake and the stunning ice formations from the helicopter as you fly over the spectacular Tasman Glacier. Once you descend and step foot onto the ice you will encounter fresh alpine air as your heli hike guide introduces you to the world of the Tasman Glacier. This is a unique experience and one which will not be forgotten. Departs: Oct - Apr 9am, 11.30am and 2pm daily. Moderate fitness is required. Allow 3 hours.

The Grand Traverse - recognised as the premier Aoraki Mount Cook flight-seeing experience; this magnificent flight encompasses 10 major glaciers including Tasman, Franz Josef and Fox Glacier, two World Heritage National Parks and 200 km of New Zealand’s most breathtaking scenery. Departs regularly from Lake Tekapo and Franz Josef (see page 83), flight time approx. 50 min. ANZCRO highly recommended

Milford Sound Excursion - Flights operate on demand to spectacular Milford Sound from Lake Tekapo and Franz Josef. Scenic flights follow the Southern Alps to Milford Sound via the Mount Aspiring National Park taking in alpine valleys, Wanaka Basin, Mount Sefton and often return via the rugged West Coast of the South Island. Or opt for all of the above plus include a flyby of the Mount Cook and Westland National Park glaciers. Both options includes a 30 min. stop at Milford Sound which provides the opportunity to enjoy some stunning views of the fiord and towering mountains from ground level. Experience the beauty of this stunning, awe inspiring alpine landscape and take home memories that will last a lifetime.

MOUNT COOK GLACIER EXPLORERS

An amazing encounter with New Zealand’s largest glacier, the Tasman Glacier. Join us for a unique experience as we journey around the terminal lake for a fascinating glacial encounter. Board our custom made MAC boats with your experienced guide to explore the rapidly growing terminal lake. Observe the ever shifting Tasman Glacier face and all the time be surrounded by the massive mountain vista. Icebergs of every shape and size periodically tear away or ‘carve’ from the glacier allowing you to get up close and touch the 300-600 year old glacial crystal.

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Adult Child (4-14yrs) 3 hr Boat Tour $183 $80
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Grand Traverse $534 $426 Milford Sound Direct $1,063 $852 Milford Sound, Mt Cook & Glaciers $1,181 $944 Adult Child (4-14yrs) Infant (0-3yrs) Aoraki Mt Cook - Mountains High with Snow Landing - HLC2 $626 $438 $313 Aoraki Mt Cook - Alpine Vista with Snow Landing
HLC5 $356 $250
Glacier Heli Hike $707
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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN NEW ZEALAND’S PRISTINE WILDERNESS

There’s a sound argument to be made that the best of Aotearoa is only accessible by foot. Venture into some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes, where the tranquillity of nature refreshes the body and revitalises the spirit.

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A LITTLE PREPARATION WILL ENSURE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME!

Whilst not extreme, many people consider the Milford and/or Routeburn Tracks to be a personal challenge. The terrain is often steep and the track surface can vary from flat and maintained, to rocky and even flooded at times. A moderate level of fitness is recommended to ensure that you are able to fully enjoy these walks. If you are not a regular walker, we suggest you begin a regime 6 to 8 weeks before departure, gradually increasing the distance and adding some hills into your training circuit. The weather in Fiordland can be very unpredictable. Please adhere to our recommended equipment list and be prepared for every eventuality, as it is not uncommon to experience snow in the middle of summer.

A full information pack detailing your walk and how to prepare will be issued upon booking. ANZCRO is happy to answer any questions.

TEMPERATURES IN FIORDLAND

Summer months:

Dec - Apr in Fiordland offers the warmest days between 10 - 18°C.

Winter months:

May and November can be between 1 - 9°C, however cold weather can occur at any time of year.

WEIGHING IT ALL UP

Going Guided:

» Well appointed comfortable lodges

» Comfortable beds

» Drying rooms

» Hot showers

» Meals provided

» Travel provided

» Small backpacks (5-7kg)

» Knowledgable guides

» Safety is paramount

Going it Alone:

» Basic huts

» Carry your own bedding

» You get wet, you stay wet!

» No showers

» Carry and cook your own food

» Arrange your own logistics

» Large backpacks (15-20kg)

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THE HUMP RIDGE TRACK, FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK

The Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track is a 3 day loop walk that takes hikers along the south coast of New Zealand, up to the sub-alpine zone of the Hump Ridge and over historic viaducts in the heart of native forest. Our two backcountry lodges are in superb locations, each offering a unique stopping point along the walk.

Ours is the only walking track in Fiordland that offers upgrade facilities to independent trampers. Enjoy a hot shower and super king-sized beds on your tramp. Helipacking is available Mondays and Thursday for Prime or Freedom walkers and Guided walkers on Tuesdays and Fridays. Each of our lodges has disabled facilities and wheelchair access to/from the helipad, ensuring that everyone can enjoy a wilderness experience.

Heard it’s a long walk? Then consider the exhilaration of the Wairaurahiri Jet Boat option. Take 3 hours off the last day’s walk and thrill to a spectacular jet boat ride up grade 3 rapids on the wild Wairaurahiri River across Lake Hauroko and returning by road Tuatapere.

GUIDED PACKAGE - Let us show you more wilderness and less people with our Guided Walk

For the walker wanting a fully guided experience Humpridge has the solution. Your adventure begins at our office in Tuatapere, where you learn about the track and get to know your guide before checking into your accommodation. From there the adventure begins!

• Departs Fridays and sometimes on a Tuesday, depending on demand

• 3 days/3 nights

Pre-walk B&B accommodation at the Last Light Lodge. Morning transport to meet the Chopper to start your experience. Multi share accommodation & a hot shower with all linen supplied or upgrade to a Private Double or Twin Premium room with shared bathroom facilities.

• A short helicopter flight to take you across Te Waewae Bay on Day 1

• Heli-pack your pack (max 15kg) up the hill to Okaka on Day 1.

A day pack is all you’ll need to carry your lunch, wet weather gear and a change of clothes

• Fully catered with cooked breakfasts, packed lunches and 3 course dinners. Snacks and fresh fruit also provided

HISTORIC/JET BOAT COMBO ADDON:

For walkers wanting a shorter walk with a wilderness Jet Boat trip! To get a taste of the magnificent scenery this combo can be added to any of the above walks for just $189 per person (in addition to the cost of your walk).

Departs daily – Prior booking essential

• This option can be added to any Freedom, Prime package or Guided Package

Transport to the start of the Track. One night stay over at Port Craig Lodge, then on to the Wairaurahiri River, to catch the jet boat up river for 35km. They will then drive you back to the Tuatapere office. Minimum numbers and selected dates only for Port Craig Lodge.

Alternatively head back to the jet boats on Day 3 from Port Craig Lodge, and come out upriver with the jet boats.

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Described as the ‘Finest Walk in the World’, this 53km guided trek is New Zealand’s most famous. The memories will last a lifetime and the sense of achievement is awesome!

Day Prior: Pre-track briefing. Check-in at 2.45pm

Day 1: Queenstown to Glade House - Coach from Queenstown, stopping for lunch at Te Anau. Then cruise across lake Te Anau to commence the first 1.6km of the track, arriving at historic Glade House for the night.

Day 2: Glade House to Pompolona Lodge - A 16km walk, crossing the Clinton River before you walk up the valley to Hirere Falls lunch shelter. The beech forest gets more luxuriant the farther you go, until it releases you onto the Prairie. It’s a short climb to Pompolona Lodge from here.

Day 3: Pompolona Lodge to Quintin Lodge -These 15km's are the most demanding, especially in inclement weather. The track leads to Lake Mintaro at the head of the Clinton Valley, before climbing the Mackinnon Pass in a series of zigzags. Take your time. At the top you will be rewarded with spectacular panorama views, and lunch at Pass Hut. It is a steep and rocky descent into the Arthur Valley so you will welcome a drink and snack at Quintin Lodge. This should be enough to refresh you for the optional 90 minute round trip to Sutherland Falls, the world's fifth highest waterfall.

Day 4: Quintin Lodge to Mitre Peak Lodge - The last 21km is dotted with some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Fiordland National Park. The final stretch of track follows tranquil Lake Ada to Sandfly Point where you will take a short launch trip to the renowned Mitre Peak Lodge.

Day 5: Milford Sound to Queenstown - Wake to the tranquillity of Fiordland and after breakfast experience a magical cruise on Milford Sound – often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. Then it’s time to board the coach for a scenic drive through the heart of the National Park, including the spectacular Homer Tunnel and back to Queenstown.

A 3 day alpine adventure through World Heritage Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks. We challenge you not to fall in love with this awe-inspiring scenery.

Day Prior: Pre-track briefing. Check-in at 1.45pm

Day 1: Queenstown to Lake Mackenzie – Coach from Queenstown to the Divide on the scenic Milford Road, stopping at Te Anau for morning tea. Starting at the Divide, it is a 12km walk through ancient moss-laden forests to Key summit, then on to Lake Howden for lunch. The track gradually climbs before descending to the Lodge at Lake Mackenzie.

Day 2: Lake Mackenzie to Routeburn Falls -A 11km walk, wind your way up through the forest from Lake Mackenzie to reach the full vista of the Darran Mountains across the Hollyford Valley. After lunch at Harris Saddle and the spectacular optional Conical Hill walk, descend around Lake Harris to the upper basins of the Routeburn Valley. Spend your final night at the beautifully located Routeburn Falls Lodge.

Day 3: Routeburn Falls to Queenstown - The last 9 km descends down to the alpine pastures of the Routeburn Flats. The track shadows the river through the beech forest to the Road End, stop for lunch on the way. A coach will take you back to Queenstown after stopping in Glenorchy for a celebratory drink.

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Clinton River Bridge Routeburn Per Adult ex Queenstown Departs: Daily except Tuesday & Sunday Multi Share Bunk Room Private Ensuite Queen or Twin# 01 Nov 24 - 12 Apr 25 $2,188 $3,168 Inclusions: All transport from and to Queenstown, 2 nights Lodge accommodation, all meals from lunch day 1 to lunch day 3, use of quality backpacks and PVC raincoats (if required), the service of expert guides. #Note: Rates on application for the 6 day/5 night Grand Traverse (Routeburn and Greenstone Valley Combo)
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8 DAY THE CLASSIC GUIDED WALK

For those that want to do it all, combine New Zealand’s two finest walks: the Milford and the Routeburn Tracks.

Day Prior: Pre-track briefing. Check-in at 2.45pm

Day 1-4 As per Milford Track itinerary

Day 5 Morning cruise on the breathtaking Milford Sound then coach to Te Anau. Remainder of day free, overnight Te Anau Hotel included (room only)

Day 6-8 As per the Routeburn Track itinerary. Meeting at the Ultimate Hikes Office, Te Anau.

The Classic Walk Per Adult ex Te Anau / Queenstown Departures: Daily except Tuesday and Thursday

Multi Share Bunk Room Private Ensuite Queen or Twin#

16 Nov 22 – 06 Apr 23 $5,302 $7,580

Inclusions: All transport from and to Queenstown, 7 nights Lodge accommodation, all meals from lunch day 1 to lunch day 8 (excluding dinner day 5 and breakfast day 6), use of quality backpacks and PVC raincoats (if required), the service of expert guides.

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6 DAY GRAND TRAVERSE- ROUTEBURN & GREENSTONE WALK

The Grand Traverse starts on the shores of Lake Wakitipu and stretches the length of the Greenstone and Routeburn Valleys, crossing the main divide twice in the process. The Greenstone and Routeburn Tracks have long been New Zealand's most accessible and popular routes into the spectacular South Island high country.

The Grand Traverse passes through two national parks: Fiordland and Mount Aspiring, and is part of Te Wahipounamu, South West New Zealand World Heritage Area. The pristine bush is home to a myriad of native birdlife: the Robin; Kea; Fantail; Parakeet; Bellbird; and Yellowhead, just to name a few. The sheer isolation and raw beauty of the Greenstone provide the perfect stage for the breathtaking scenery of the Routeburn. An unsurpassable combination to make a memorable walking experience.

Day Prior: Pre Track Briefing, Check in at 12.45pm

Day 1 Queenstown to Steele Creek - 18km (11.1 miles), 5-7 hours walking

Your morning coach trip from Queenstown follows Lake Wakatipu to Glenorchy. Continue around the lake to the mouth of the fabled Greenstone River, you don your pack and follow the Greenstone track into the stately red beech forest. Then you return to the river and views of Mt Christina reward you as you stroll up the finnal river flats to Steele Creek Lodge. Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 2 Steele Creek to Lake McKellar - 16km (10 miles), 4-5 hours walking

After a hearty breakfast, walk through a sea of red tussock on the river flats. Ancient pines and cottonwoods cling to the sheer mountain sides, which come alive with water on rainy days. The track allows spectacular views of the Ailsa and Livingstone Ranges as you approach Lake McKellar and the lodge. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 3

Lake McKellar - Day of exploration and rest

This is your chance to explore the area on foot, row on the lake or just relax and read a novel. There is an activity for everyone. Take a stroll to the waterfall, or hike up to the lookout for a view down the river flats and your first glimpse of the Routeburn Track. If you are ready for a challenge you can climb higher to the untracked tops and marvel at Fiordland's mountain scenery. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 4 Lake McKellar to Lake Mackenzie 16km (10 miles), 5-6 hours walking

Today you cross the main divide via the Greenstone Saddle and glimpse mountains and lakes through lush forest. You meet the Routeburn Track at Lake Howden and have the option to make the ascent to Key Summit. Here you can sit among the alpine plants and gaze down three valleys from which water flows to three different coasts. You then descend back down to Lake Howden hut for a hot drink and picnic lunch, before gradually climbing through lush silver beech forest to the base of Earland Falls, quite a sight in wet weather! You will look over the Hollyford Valley to the ice capped Darran Mountains before descending to the splendid lodge at Lake Mackenzie where refreshments, a hot shower, three course meal and a comfortable bed are waiting. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included.

Day 5 Lake Mackenzie to Routeburn Falls - 15km (9 miles), 5- 7 hours walking

You leave the ancient forest draped in moss and lichen 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 Martin'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 of luxury at the beautifully located Routeburn Falls Lodge. Breakast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 6 Routeburn Falls to Road End - 10km (6 miles), 3-4 hours walking

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 !nd the deepest green pool for you to picnic beside. The track shadows the river as it roars through a magni!cent 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 the small town of Glenorchy on the way. Breakfast & Lunch included. Departs Departs Thurs & Sat Multi Share Bunk Room Private Ensuite Queen or Twin 01 Nov 24 - 12 Apr 25 $2,913 $3,859

Inclusions: All transport from Queenstown to the start of track and return to Queenstown, accommodation, meals, snacks, backpacks and rain jackets. Accommodation is in our fully serviced lodges and you will be led by our expert guides. Important note: Private rooms are available on the Routeburn Track section only. The Greenstone Track lodges have multishare rooms only.

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HOLLYFORD TRACK GUIDED WALK

Located in the spectacular Fiordland National Park, the dramatic Hollyford Wilderness Experience is one of New Zealand’s greatest walks.

Enjoy an intimate guided experience with groups limited to 16 people, accommodated for in our private lodges along the track. Explore undisturbed and inspiring scenery that has remained largely untouched for thousands of years, from the snowcapped mountains of the majestic Southern Alps, ancient native rainforest, pristine rivers, and lakes to te remove sane dunes, reef and surf of the rugged West Coast. Hollyford Track Road

Day 1: Pre-departure briefing is at 5.30pm (essential to attend)

Transport from Queenstown: 2:30pm (onwards) at most central hotels (excludes private residence) OR 3:00pm at The Station Building, Duke Street OR 3:30pm at Queenstown Airport

OR: Make your own way to Te Anau and check into the Distinction Luxmore Hotel.

Pre-Departure Briefing: Hollyford Valley Walks, Shop 10 / 23 Town Centre, Te Anau

Please meet your Hollyford guide at 6:25pm for your pre-departure briefing, commencing at 6:30pm. An outline of the next few days will be given, and if you require rain jackets, backpacks and/or pack liners we will have them available for you here.

Dinner: Dinner will be available for you from 7:30pm.

Accommodation details: Your room at the Distinction Hotel & Villas is confirmed.

Day 2: Breakfast is included and will be available from 7am at the hotel. After breakfast, please meet your guide and fellowwalkers at 7:45am at the hotel reception ready to embark on your journey by private coach to the majestic Hollyford Valley, where we will officially begin our walk. You will follow the swift, clear waters of the Hollyford River, beneath the gaze of the mighty Southern Alps, As the track undulates gently through native beech forest and beside tumbling waterfalls, your guide begins the historical tales of the intrepid Māori and early Europeans, and an interpretation of the forest and bird life.

At the end of the first day of walking you’ll be welcomed at Ka Tuku Lodge by your friendly lodge host. Here you’ll enjoy a hot shower, impressive 3 course cuisine and the opportunity to relax with a post dinner drink while reflecting on a great first day of your guided walk experience.

Walking distance 19.5km / 12 miles You will be carrying your pack with all your gear.

Day 3: Following breakfast you begin your day with a short walk to Lake Alabaster and take in the spectacular views of the Skippers Range. Mid-morning our jet boat will take you down the Hollyford River and across Lake McKerrow to the historic site of Jamestown. You will then walk through the ancient Podocarp forest to our lunch tent, and onwards in the afternoon to the seal rookery before finishing the day at Waitai Lodge.

Walking distance 15km / 9 miles We will transport your pack and give you a day pack to carry items such as jacket, camera etc.

Day 4: After breakfast jet boat across to the sandspit and explore the Martins Bay sand-dunes, lagoon and beach. The stories of the early settlers will be wrapped up before you return to Waitai Lodge for lunch. Then enjoy a scenic flight to Milford Sound, followed by our coach transfer back to Queenstown (via Te Anau) arriving at approximately 6:30pm..

Walking distance approx. 5km / 3 miles

You will use a day pack to carry your jacket, camera etc.

Includes: Specialist, experienced guides for the complete itinerary.

Track accommodation in well-appointed private lodge bedrooms are all ensuited with bedding, towels, hot water bottles, soap, shampoo, conditioner and hair dryers also provided

All meals and snacks on the track, with three course gourmet lodge dinners and inclusive of a selection of fine local wines, craft beer, and soft drinks, which are available whilst at the lodges, and during the first night’s welcome dinner in Te Anau

Transportation of your pack on day three and four.

Use of backpacks, rain jackets and walking poles if required.

Wilderness jet boat journey down the Hollyford River and on Lake McKerrow.

• Amazing scenic helicopter flight to Milford Sound.

Return coach transport from Queenstown to Te Anau.

4 Day/3 Night

Sunshine Hut

Mt Madeline (2537)

Mt Tutoko (2746)

FAQ’s - Frequently Asked Questions

Fitness: As a valley walk this is an achievable walk for all ages (10+) but we do recommend a daily walking regime several months prior to travel as you do need to be comfortable with walking 19.5kms.

To prepare yourself for the Wilderness Experience, we recommend structuring a training programme (at least 6 weeks beforehand) to ensure your walk with us is comfortable and therefore enjoyable.

Accommodation: The lodges run on battery bank powered electricity, and we do conserve energy by turning off some electrical facilities overnight. However, lighting is available throughout the night and we have 24hr power in the lounge area for charging cameras etc

ANZCRO will provide you with a full Gear List and all important notes prior to departure.

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SEE THE BEST OF NEW ZEALAND BY RAIL

Climb aboard one of New Zealand’s Great Rail Journeys. From sleeping volcanoes to cascading waterfalls, sparkling cities and rural farmsteads, golden beaches and snow-capped mountains, you will enjoy an immersive experience and a deeper connection with Aotearoa New Zealand.

NORTHERN EXPLORER

Travel through the heart of New Zealand’s North Island on this epic 648km journey between Auckland and Wellington. Whether you start from the north or the south, you’ll experience a diverse and ever-changing landscape, from quaint towns and rural farmland to lush forest and mountain ranges.

SELF-GUIDED RAIL JOURNEYS

Climb aboard one of New Zealand’s Great Rail Journeys. Discover three spectacular rail journeys, each showcasing a unique view of New Zealand’s famous scenery. From sleeping volcanoes to cascading waterfalls, sparkling cities and rural farmsteads, golden beaches and snow-capped mountains, you will enjoy an immersive experience and a deeper connection with Aotearoa New Zealand.

COASTAL PACIFIC

Glide along the edge of land and sea on the South Island’s East Coast between Picton and Christchurch. This is where two worlds collide, where the surging Pacific Ocean meets rugged coastlines and mighty mountain ranges, where sea life feels so close you could almost touch it, where the scenery is both picturesque and breathtaking.

TRANZALPINE

Experience one of the world’s great train journeys on this epic voyage between Christchurch and Greymouth. Soar from coast to coast through vast plains, mighty mountain ranges, lush native beech forests, and striking western coastlines.

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7 DAY NZ RAIL EXPERIENCE

Perfect for those travellers short on time, experience all three of New Zealand’s Great Train Journeys on this 7 day itinerary from Auckland to Christchurch. Step aboard the historic Northern Explorer, cruise the Cook Strait from Wellington to Picton, traverse the rugged coastline on the Coastal Pacific before completing your Rail Experience with a return voyage onboard the iconic TranzAlpine which departs Christchurch for Greymouth.

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

• 1 night at Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland or similar

• Northern Explorer Great Train Journey from Auckland to Wellington

• 2 nights at Travelodge Wellington Hotel or similar

• Day at leisure to explore Wellington

• Interislander Ferry from Wellington to Picton

• 1 night at The Gables B&B Picton or similar

• Coastal Pacific Great Train Journey from Picton to Christchurch

• 2 nights at Ramada Suites Christchurch or similar

• Return TranzAlpine Great Train Journey from Christchurch to Greymouth (ends Christchurch)

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NOTE: * The Coastal Pacific train does not run from May until end of September. The Picton to Christchurch sector willbe operated by Intercity Coach service

12 DAY GRAND RAIL EXPLORER

This once-in-a-lifetime rail holiday in will combine three of New Zealand’s great train journeys with five days of driving the untamed West Coast from Queenstown, home to giant glaciers, waterfalls & blowholes. Traverse the South Island’s spectacular landscapes aboard the world-famous TranzAlpine. Journey along the spectacular coastline on the Coastal Pacific before cruising the Cook Strait to the capital city of Wellington. Explore the rural heart of the North Island as you step aboard the historic Northern Explorer and conclude your 12 day self guided rail holiday.

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

• 11 nights of hand-picked accommodation (3.5/4 star hotels)

• 5 days car hire from Queenstown to Greymouth

• Premium car hire insurance with a nil excess

• Milford Sound Cruise with lunch ex Queenstown

• Leisure time to explore Franz Josef, Glacier Country

• TranzAlpine Great Train Journey from Greymouth to Christchurch

• Coastal Pacific Great Train Journey from Christchurch to Picton

• Interislander Ferry from Picton to Wellington

• Northern Explorer Great Train Journey from Wellington to Auckland Strand

• Experience the vibrant city of Auckland

• Shuttle Transfers in Christchurch, Wellington & Auckland

SET DEPARTURE DATES

Package must start on the below departure dates

Per

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10 DAY NORTHERN EXPLORER

Explore the North Island’s spectacular and diverse landscape as you venture through the heart of New Zealand. Climb aboard the historic Northern Explorer train and journey from the glittering skyline of Auckland to the quaint capital of Wellington. Experience volcanic peaks, fertile farmlands and geothermal magic over the next 10 days.

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

• 9 nights of deluxe accommodation (4 star hotels)

• Breakfast daily

• Northern Explorer Great Train Journey from Auckland Strand to Wellington

• 7 days car hire from Wellington to Auckland

• The Silky Oak Chocolate Dipper Tour Napier

• Explore New Zealand’s largest lake - Lake Taupo

• Entry to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Rotorua

• Entry to Waitomo Glowworm Caves

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10 DAY SOUTHERN TRACKS

Welcome to the Top of the South, a collection of regions that showcase the South Island’s much-loved landscape and offers a unique connection with locals from farmers to winemakers. Experience two of New Zealand’s Great Train Journeys on this exciting 10 day itinerary that combines the comfort of rail travel with the freedom of driving.

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

9 nights of superior accommodation (3.5/4 star hotels)

• Coastal Pacific Great Train Journey from Christchurch to Blenheim (Marlborough)

• Leisure time to explore Marlborough wine region

• 6 days car hire from Blenheim to Greymouth

• Leisure time in Nelson, gateway to Abel Tasman NP

TranzAlpine Great Train Journey from Greymouth to Christchurch

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KIRRA TOURS

Kirra Tours is known for its dedication to New Zealand holiday- making with 50 year of experience in escorted coach touring. Specialist travel consultant dedicate time to research 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. They are proud to be 100% Kiwi owned and look forward to providing you with an unforgettable experience.

THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IS YOU!

When travelling on any of their tours, they take care of everything so you can enjoy a relaxed and worry free holiday and start enjoying yourself the moment you arrive. Kirra Tours offer a complete package which includes all of your New Zealand travel arrangements, including transfers, meals, comprehensive sightseeing and speciality activities.

GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY

When choosing Kirra Tours you can be assured that you are getting great value for money. Their long standing relationships with operators and our volume of travellers to New Zealand enables us to get the best deals on the must do attractions. They pass these savings onto you so you can do more and see more whilst on one of their tours.

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Platinum Collection

WHAT’S INCLUDED

» Tour Guide

» Small Group Tour - Max 28

» Luxury Coach

» 6 nights’ accommodation

» 6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners

» Buried Village in Rotorua

» Lake Aniwhenua Cultural Experience

» Huka Falls

» Mission Estate Winery Lunch and Wine Tasting

» Waitomo Caves Experience

» - Te Papa National Museum of New Zealand

STARTS/FINISHES: Auckland / Wellington

DURATION: 7 Days & 6 Nights

GROUP SIZE: 28 MAX

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrival day to Auckland (D)

Haere Mai and Welcome to Aotearoa/New Zealand. The first stop on your adventure is Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand. Often referred to as the ‘City of Sails’ by locals, Auckland is home to 2 harbours and over 44 volcanoes! On arrival in the city, make your way to the Nesuto Stadium Hotel where you can check in and drop your bags. At the hotel reception, you’ll receive a welcome letter with some tour information, and this evening you’ll meet your group and welcome host at 6:15pm and head for a delicious welcome dinner at 6:30pm.

Stay: Nesuto Hotel or similar

Day 2 - Auckland to Rotorua (B, D)

This morning we’ll be leaving Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) and making our way to Waitomo, famous for its enchanting glowworm caves. We’ll be visiting the brightest glowworm cave in Waitomo, which was even visited by Sir David Attenborough! You’ll take a spectacular boat ride through a cave lit entirely by glowworms and experience the magical sight of hundreds of glowworms shining just for you. We'll follow this with a walking tour of another amazing limestone cave shaped over millions of years. Afterwards, we’ll continue down to Rotorua, the geothermal wonderland of New Zealand. This evening we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner together and then settle in for a luxurious night’s sleep in Rotorua.

Stay: Distinction Rotorua (2 nights)

Day 3 - Free Day in Rotorua (B)

This morning we’ll skirt round the edge of Lake Rotorua to a lookout point where we’ll have a view of the infamous Mount Tarawera, once the home of the renowned pink and white terraces before a violent eruption destroyed them. We’ll end with a visit to the Buried Village, New Zealand's most visited Archaeological Site, where we’ll learn about the famous 1886 eruption and visit the site of the now buried Te Wairoa village.

This afternoon we’ll go for a walk in the Whakarewarewa forest where we’ll see towering Redwoods, magnificent Douglas firs and New Zealand’s native silver fern and then you have some free time to explore Rotorua on your own. If you’d like to see some geothermal activity for free, we recommend taking a walk around Kuirau Park to see boiling mud pools and steaming

lakes. Go for a walk to the lakes edge and through the government gardens, spend some time relaxing at the Polynesian Spa or take the Gondola up to see the amazing Rotorua Skyline.

Day 4 - Rotorua to Lake Aniwhenua to Taupo (B, L)

This morning we’ll travel to the shores of Lake Aniwhenua in Murupara, where you’ll get to experience a slice of the real New Zealand. Owned by a passionate local Maori family who have dedicated their lives to making a difference in their local community, Kohutapu Lodge is situated on the lake, and has been helping to transform the local town of Murupara through community-driven initiatives for years.

Your experience will begin with a guided tour of the sacred Maori rock carvings and then you’ll travel to the Lodge to witness the preparation of a traditional ground cooked hangi. Once the food is ready, you’ll dine at the lodge on arguably the best meal you’ll have in New Zealand!

After lunch, we’ll depart for Taupo where you’ll get to see the fiercely blue Huka Falls and explore the charming lakeside town.

Stay: Anchorage Taupo

Day 5 - Taupo to Napier (B, L)

After breakfast, this morning we’ll head to the stunning Hawke’s Bay region. Napier boasts some of the best wineries in New Zealand/Aotearoa and a visit here would not be complete without a trip to Mission Estate Winery. After a wine tasting, you’ll sit down for lunch to enjoy an afternoon of delicious food and exceptional wines, while soaking up sunshine and the ambience of this stunning estate.

Later, it’s an easy drive into the beautiful coastal town of Napier, known for its perfectly preserved Art Deco facades. Go for a stroll along the tree-lined promenade this evening and sample some fresh seafood at one of the many restaurants overlooking the beach.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Day 6 - Napier to Wellington (B)

This morning we’ll depart Napier and journey down to Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand and the home of the best cup of coffee in the country! On the way down, we’ll make a stop in Greytown, Wairarapa's oldest town, for a spot of lunch. A picturesque village with restored Victorian buildings, Greytown is a charming place to stop, refuel and browse the boutiques before we continue down to Wellington.

With a population of less than 220,000 people, no city in NZ combines a relaxed atmosphere and a cultured, bohemian spirit better than Wellington. The afternoon is free for you to spend exploring the city - we highly recommend a visit to our national museum Te Papa which offers free entrance and boasts some incredible exhibits.

Stay: Naumi Wellington

Day 7 - Depart Wellington (B)

Today is the final day of the tour, our trip has come to an end. Enjoy breakfast before saying a fond farewell to your tour leader and all your travel companions. Whether you’re travelling home today or staying in Wellington for longer, we hope you leave this tour with some happy memories and friends for life.

2024/25 DEPARTURE DATES

6 Sept 24

4 Oct 24

25 Oct 24

22 Nov 24

17 Jan 25

PRICING

Oct 24 - Apr 25

31 Jan 25

7 Feb 25

21 Feb 25

7 Mar 25

14 Mar 25

28 Mar 25

4 Apr 25

18 Apr 25

TWIN SINGLE

$3,741 $4,546

If you require transfers or accommodation before your tour starts or after your tour finishes, please make a note of this when booking your tour.

• Pre or Post Accommodation is subject to availability at the time of booking.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

» Experienced Tour Guide

» Small Group Tour - Max 28

» Luxury Coach

» 8 nights’ accommodation

» 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 5 Dinners

» TranzAlpine Train Experience

» Greenstone and Glass Blowing Factory visit

» Scenic trip through the spectacular Haast Pass

» Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

» Hokonui Moonshine Museum

» Larnach Castle

STARTS/FINISHES: Christchurch

DURATION: 9 Days & 8 Nights

GROUP SIZE: 28 MAX

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrival day to Christchurch (D*) Haere Mai (Welcome) to your New Zealand journey which begins in Christchurch, also known as theGarden City thanks to the lush parks dotted around the city. Check in to your hotel and spend theafternoon wandering the city streets to discover hidden eateries, indulge in some retail therapy in thecity’s shopping district or hop on the tourist tram and explore the city sights. This evening you’ll havedinner at the hotel and meet your Guide and your new travelling companions.

Stay: Distinction Christchurch or similar

Day 2 - Christchurch to Dunedin (B)

After breakfast this morning, we’ll continue our journey south down the east coast. We’ll pass through the township of Oamaru, home to some of the best-preserved heritage buildings in New Zealand before heading onto the mystical Moeraki Boulders. Geological marvels that began to form about 60 million years ago, the Moeraki boulders were exposed by the erosion of sedimentary rocks over time and now stand along the beach as though they are sentinels guarding the coastline. We’ll arrive in Dunedin with plenty of time for a rest and some exploration of the Scottish City.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin or similar

Day 3 - Dunedin to Te Anau (B, D)

This morning we’ll visit the famous Larnach Castle of Dunedin, the only castle in the country. We’ll explore the area, stroll through the magnificent gardens and enjoy the amazing views before departing for our next destination. We’ll make a stop in Gore where we’ll explore Gore’s colourful past as a centre for illicit whisky distilling and bootlegging at the Hokonui Moonshine Museum. Learn about the adventures of the Scottish settlers and their exploits to avoid run-ins with the law and taste Old Hokonui made from the original recipe. Later, we’ll drive to our destination for the evening, Te Anau - the gateway to Fiordland and the spectacular Doubtful Sound.

Stay: Distinction Luxmore Te Anau or similar

Day 4 - Te Anau via Doubtful Sound to Queenstown (B, L)

Departing Te Anau this morning we’ll travel to Manapouri, where we’ll take a leisurely cruise across the 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

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Fiordland rainforest and view the Doubtful Sound glistening below. At Deep Cove, we’ll board a modern catamaran and set sail into the majestic fiord - a sight that is sure to take your breath away. Listen to the on-board commentary for an insight into the region’s history as you view spectacular towering mountains and soak up the breathtaking views of this unique and beautiful area of New Zealand. Keep an eye out for local wildlife, as penguins, seals and dolphins all enjoy spending time in the sound! Once the tour has ended, we’ll make our way to the alpine resort of Queenstown where we’ll spend the next two nights.

Stay: Heritage Queenstown or similar (2 nights)

Day 5 - Day at leisure in Queenstown (B)

Today is yours to experience Queenstown, a picturesque alpine resort town known for its vast array of adventure activities. If you’d like to explore the area, we recommend taking a ride on the world famous Shotover Jet Boat or taking a tour to the gold mining area of Skippers Canyon. For the best views of the town, travel to the top of Bob’s Peak by gondola and have lunch at the Skyline restaurant, why not make your way to the bungy centre to watch people hurling themselves off cliffs - bungy is a NZ invention after all! Alternatively, make your way to the lakeside and enjoy a refreshing drink or stroll through Queenstown’s lush park.

Day 6 - Queenstown to Haast (B, D)

This morning we’ll get to see some incredible scenery as we travel through Arrowtown, a picturesque village steeped in fascinating history relating to NZ’s gold mining era. Next, we’ll visit Wanaka, a popular township on the lake's edge with a spectacular mountain backdrop where we’ll enjoy lunch and spend some time enjoying the views. Departing Wanaka, we’ll make our way north towards the West Coast and the small town of Haast, a UNESCO world heritage site and home to the famous Haast River. This evening we’ll enjoy a group dinner together at our hotel.

Stay: Heartland Haast or similar

Day 7 - Haast to Franz Josef (B, D)

Travelling north along the coast of the Westland National Park this morning, we’ll travel to the home of the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. This remarkable part of the country was shaped by dynamic glaciers and boasts lush rainforest which grows beneath towering mountains. We’ll make a stop in Fox Glacier where we have the option to walk the gentle 2.6km track around Lake Matheson. Nestled amongst ancient forest and famous for mirror views of Aoraki/Mount Cook and Mount Tasman, Lake Matheson is a serene and beautiful place to enjoy a stroll. This evening, we’ll spend the night in the township of Franz Josef, surrounded by rainforest and mountains, and enjoy a delicious group dinner together.

Stay: Scenic Franz Josef or similar

Day 8 - Franz Josef to Christchurch (B, D)

This morning we’ll depart Franz Josef and travel north to the artistic town of Hokitika, famous for its beautiful Greenstone. We’ll visit the Greenstone and Glass blowing factory to see the work of some talented local artists before continuing on to Greymouth, a historic town known for jade hunting and gold mining. From Greymouth, we’ll board the Tranzalpine train, which is considered to be one of the world’s greatest one-day train journeys. Prepare to be blown away by epic vistas of forests, rolling plains and snow-capped mountains! At the end of the journey, we’ll transfer to our hotel in Christchurch, where we’ll enjoy a farewell meal together on our final evening of the tour.

Stay: Distinction Hotel Christchurch or similar

Day 9 - Christchurch Departure Day (B)

Today is the final day of the tour, our trip has come to an end. Enjoy breakfast before saying a fond farewell to your tour leader and all your travel companions. Whether you’re travelling home today or staying in Christchurch for longer, we hope you leave this tour with some happy memories and friends for life.

2024/25 DEPARTURE DATES

14 Sept 24

12 Oct 24

02 Nov 24

30 Nov 24

07 Dec 24

PRICING

25 Jan 25

8 Feb 25

15 Feb 25

1 Mar 25

15 Mar 25

22 Mar 25

5 Apr 25

12 Apr 25

26 Apr 25

TWIN SINGLE

Oct 24 - Apr 25 $5,456 $6,569

If you require transfers or accommodation before your tour starts or after your tour finishes, please make a note of this when booking your tour.

• Pre or Post Accommodation is subject to availability at the time of booking

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

» Tour Guide

» Small Group Tour - Max 28

» Luxury Coach

» 9 nights’ accommodation

» 9 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners

» Waitomo Caves Experience

» Buried Village in Rotorua

» Huka Falls

» Mission Estate Winery Lunch and Wine Tasting

» Te Papa National Museum of New Zealand

» Inter-Island Ferry

STARTS/FINISHES: Auckland / Christchurch

DURATION: 10 days & 9 nights

GROUP SIZE: 28 MAX

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrival day to Auckland (D)

Haere Mai and Welcome to Aotearoa/New Zealand. The first stop on your adventure is Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand. On arrival in the city, make your way to the Nesuto Stadium Hotel to check in and drop your bags. At the hotel reception, you’ll receive a welcome letter with some tour information, and this evening you’ll meet your group and welcome host at 6:15pm and head for a delicious welcome dinner at 6:30pm.

Stay: Nesuto Stadium Hotel & Apartment

Day 2 - Auckland to Rotorua (B, D)

This morning we’ll be leaving Auckland and making our way to Waitomo, famous for its enchanting glowworm caves. We’ll be visiting the brightest glowworm cave in Waitomo, which was even visited by Sir David Attenborough! You’ll take a spectacular boat ride through a cave lit entirely by glowworms. We'll follow this with a walking tour of another amazing limestone cave shaped over millions of years.

Afterwards, we’ll continue down to Rotorua, the geothermal wonderland of New Zealand. This evening we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner together and then settle in for a luxurious night’s sleep in Rotorua.

Stay: Distinction Rotorua (2 nights)

Day 3 - Free Day in Rotorua (B)

This morning we’ll skirt round the edge of Lake Rotorua to a lookout point where we’ll have a view of the infamous Mount Tarawera. We’ll end with a visit to the Buried Village, New Zealand's most visited Archaeological Site, where we’ll learn about the famous 1886 eruption and visit the site of the now buried Te Wairoa village.

This afternoon we’ll go for a walk in the Whakarewarewa forest where we’ll see towering Redwoods, magnificent Douglas firs and New Zealand’s native silver fern and then you have some free time to explore Rotorua on your own.

Day 4 - Rotorua to Lake Aniwhenua to Taupoz (B, L)

This morning we’ll travel to the shores of Lake Aniwhenua in Murupara, where you’ll get to experience a slice of the real New Zealand. Kohutapu Lodge is situated on the lake, and has been helping to transform the local town of Murupara through community-driven initiatives for years. Your experience will begin with a guided tour of the sacred Maori rock carvings and then you’ll travel to the Lodge to witness the preparation of a traditional ground cooked hangi. After lunch, we’ll depart for Taupo

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where you’ll get to see the fiercely blue Huka Falls and explore the charming lakeside town.

Stay: Anchorage Taupo

Day 5 - Taupo to Napier (B, L)

After breakfast, this morning we’ll head to the stunning Hawke’s Bay region. Napier boasts some of the best wineries in New Zealand/Aotearoa and a visit here would not be complete without a trip to Mission Estate Winery. After a wine tasting, you’ll sit down for lunch to enjoy an afternoon of delicious food and exceptional wines.

Later, it’s an easy drive into the beautiful coastal town of Napier, known for its perfectly preserved Art Deco facades. Go for a stroll along the tree-lined promenade and sample some fresh seafood at one of the many restaurants overlooking the beach.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Te Pania or similar

Day 6 - Napier to Wellington (B)

This morning we’ll depart Napier and journey down to Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. vOn the way down, we’ll make a stop in Greytown, Wairarapa's oldest town, for a spot of lunch. A picturesque village with restored Victorian buildings, Greytown is a charming place to stop, refuel and browse the boutiques before we continue down to Wellington. With a population of less than 220,000 people, no city in NZ combines a relaxed atmosphere and a cultured, bohemian spirit better than Wellington. The afternoon is free for you to spend exploring the city - we highly recommend a visit to our national museum Te Papa which offers free entrance and boasts some incredible exhibits.

Stay: Naumi Wellington

Day 7 - Wellington to Nelson (B)

After breakfast this morning, we’ll take the Ferry across Cook Strait to the South Island. On arrival in Picton, we’ll make our way to Nelson. This evening there’s plenty of time to relax, explore the area and taste some of Nelson’s fine local food and beverages.

Stay: Rutherford Nelson or similar (2 nights)

Day 8 - Free Day in Nelson (B)

Today is a free day in the sunshine capital of New Zealand, Nelson is a small city that's full of arts & crafts and on the edge of NZ’s premier hop growing region. Take a wine or beer tour, you can even do this by bike if you prefer some exercise or just use the day to take a stroll around the area.

Day 9 - Nelson to Christchurch (B, D)

This morning we’ll take a leisurely drive down to Blenheim where we’ll travel to a vineyard for a fabulous lunch among the vines in one of New Zealand’s best Sauvignon Blanc producers. After lunch, we’ll set off for our journey down the coast, soaking up the gorgeous scenery as we go, expect to see some marine life too! From Kaikoura’s rugged coastline and beautiful mountains to the rolling farmland of Canterbury, the views are wonderful today. We’ll arrive late afternoon in Christchurch and this evening, we’ll enjoy a group dinner at our hotel.

Stay: Distinction Christchurch or similar

Day 10 - Depart Christchurch (B)

The final day is today, and your trip comes to an end, enjoy a hearty breakfast and say goodbye to your group and leader.

2024/25 DEPARTURE DATES

6 Sept 24

4 Oct 24

25 Oct 24

22 Nov 24

17 Jan 25

PRICING

31 Jan 25

7 Feb 25

21 Feb 25

7 Mar 25

14 Mar 25

28 Mar 25

4 Apr 25

18 Apr 25

TWIN SINGLE

Oct 24 - Apr 25 $5,511 $6,674

If you require transfers or accommodation before your tour starts or after your tour finishes, please make a note of this when booking your tour.

• Pre or Post Accommodation is subject to availability.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

» Tour Guide

» Small Group Tour - Max 28

» Luxury Coach

» 16 nights’ accommodation

» 16 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 7 Dinners

» Waitomo Caves Experience

» Buried Village in Rotorua

» Lake Aniwhenua Cultural Experience

» Huka Falls

» Mission Estate Winery Lunch and Wine Tasting

» Te Papa National Museum of New Zealand

» Inter-Island Ferry

» Wither Hills Winery Lunch in Marlborough

» Moeraki Boulders

» Larnach Castle visit

» Explore the Hokonui Moonshine Museum

» Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

» Visit Arrowtown

» Greenstone and Glass Blowing Factory visit

» TranzAlpine Train ExperienceMoeraki Boulders

STARTS/FINISHES: Auckland / Christchurch

DURATION: 17 Days & 16 Nights

GROUP SIZE: 28 MAX

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrival Day to Auckland (D)

Haere Mai and Welcome to Aotearoa/New Zealand. The first stop on your adventure is Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand. On arrival in the city, make your way to the Nesuto Stadium where you’ll receive a welcome letter with some tour information, and this evening you’ll meet your group and welcome host at 6:15pm and head for a delicious welcome dinner at 6:30pm.

Stay: Nesuto Hotel or similar

Day 2 - Auckland to Rotorua (B, D)

This morning we’ll be leaving Auckland and making our way to Waitomo, famous for its enchanting glowworm caves. You’ll take a spectacular boat ride through a cave lit entirely by glowworms. Afterwards, we’ll continue down to Rotorua, the geothermal wonderland of New Zealand. This evening we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner together and then settle in for a luxurious night’s sleep in Rotorua. Rotorua township and check into our hotel, enjoy dinner together.

Stay: Distinction Rotorua (2 nights)

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Day 3 - Free Day in Rotorua (B)

This morning we’ll skirt round the edge of Lake Rotorua to a lookout point where we’ll have a view of the infamous Mount Tarawera. We’ll end with a visit to the Buried Village, New Zealand's most visited Archaeological Site, where we’ll learn about the famous 1886 eruption and visit the site of the nowburied Te Wairoa village.

This afternoon we’ll go for a walk in the Whakarewarewa forest where we’ll see towering Redwoods, magnificent Douglas firs and New Zealand’s native silver fern and then you have some free time to explore Rotorua on your own.

Day 4 - Rotorua to Lake Aniwhenua to Taupo (B, L)

This morning we’ll travel to the shores of Lake Aniwhenua in Murupara, where you’ll get to experience a slice of the real New Zealand. Owned by a passionate local Maori family, Kohutapu Lodge is situated on the lake, and has been helping to transform the local town of Murupara through community-driven initiatives for years.

Your experience will begin with a guided tour of the sacred Maori rock carvings and then you’ll travel to the Lodge to witness the preparation of a traditional ground cooked hangi. After lunch, we’ll depart for Taupo where you’ll get to see the fiercely blue Huka Falls and explore the charming lakeside town.

Stay: Anchorage Taupo

Day 5 - Taupo to Napier (B, L)

After breakfast, this morning we’ll head to the stunning Hawke’s Bay Region. Napier boasts some of the best wineries in New Zealand/ Aotearoa and a visit here would not be complete without a trip to Mission Estate Winery. After a wine tasting, you’ll sit down for lunch to enjoy an afternoon of delicious food and exceptional wines.

Later, it’s an easy drive into the beautiful coastal town of Napier, known for its perfectly preserved Art Deco facades. Go for a stroll along the tree-lined promenade and sample some fresh seafood at one of the many restaurants overlooking the beach.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Day 6 - Napier to Wellington (B)

This morning we’ll depart Napier and journey down to Wellington. On the way down, we’ll make a stop in Greytown, for a spot of lunch. A picturesque village with restored Victorian buildings, Greytown is a charming place to stop before we continue down to Wellington.

With a population of less than 220,000 people, no city in NZ combines a relaxed atmosphere and a cultured, bohemian spirit better than Wellington. The afternoon is free for you to spend exploring the city - we highly recommend a visit to our national museum Te Papa which offers free entrance and boasts some incredible exhibits.

Stay: Naumi Wellington

Day 7 – Wellington to Nelson (B)

After breakfast this morning, we’ll take the Ferry across Cook Strait to the South Island. If the weather is fine, make your way up to the deck to see the spectacular Marlborough Sounds and try to spot some local wildlife. On arrival in Picton, we’ll make our way to Nelson. This evening there’s plenty of time to relax, explore the area and taste some of Nelson’s fine local food and beverages.

Rutherford Nelson or similar (2 nights)

Day 8 – Free Day in Nelson (B)

Today is a free day in the sunshine capital of New Zealand. Take a wine or beer tour, you can even do this by bike if you prefer some exercise or just use the day to take a stroll around the area. For those wanting to visit Abel Tasman National Park you can take a day tour from Nelson to visit the golden sands and idyllic days. For those wanting a good walk the track to the centre of New Zealand is a must, at the top you’ll also find lovely views of the region too!

Day 9 – Nelson to Christchurch (B, L, D)

This morning we’ll take a leisurely drive down to Blenheim where we’ll travel to a vineyard for a fabulous lunch among the vines. After lunch, we’ll set off for our journey down the coast, expect to see some marine life too! From Kaikoura’s rugged coastline and beautiful mountains to the rolling farmland of Canterbury, the views are wonderful today. We’ll arrive late afternoon in Christchurch and this evening, we’ll enjoy a group dinner at our hotel.

Stay: Distinction Christchurch or similar

Day 10 – Christchurch to Dunedin (B)

After breakfast we’ll continue our journey south down the east coast. We’ll pass through the township of Oamaru, home to some of the best-preserved heritage buildings in New Zealand before heading onto the mystical Moeraki Boulders. We’ll arrive in Dunedin with plenty of time for a rest and some exploration of the Scottish City.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin or similar

Day 11 – Dunedin to Te Anau (B, D)

This morning we’ll visit the famous Larnach Castle of Dunedin, the only castle in the country. We’ll explore the area, stroll through the magnificent gardens and enjoy the amazing views before departing for our next destination. We’ll make a stop in Gore where we’ll explore Gore’s colourful past as a centre for illicit whisky distilling and bootlegging at the Hokonui Moonshine Museum. Later, we’ll drive to our destination for the evening, Te Anau - the gateway to Fiordland and the spectacular Doubtful Sound.

Stay: Distinction Luxmore Te Anau or similar

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Abel Tasman Cruise

Day 12 – Te Anau via Doubtful Sound to Queenstown (B,L)

Departing Te Anau this morning we’ll travel to Manapouri, where we’ll take a leisurely cruise across the lake to West Arm. This is followed by a short coach trip travelling over Wilmot Pass and pausing along the way. At Deep Cove, we’ll board a modern catamaran and set sail into the majestic fiord - a sight that is sure to take your breath away. Listen to the on-board commentary for an insight into the region’s history as you view spectacular towering mountains and soak up the breathtaking views of this unique and beautiful area of New Zealand. Keep an eye out for local wildlife, as penguins, seals and dolphins all enjoy spending time in the sound! Once the tour has ended, we’ll make our way to the alpine resort of Queenstown where we’ll spend the next two nights.

Stay: Heritage Queenstown or similar (2 nights)

Day 13 – Day at leisure in Queenstown (B)

Today is yours to experience Queenstown, a picturesque alpine resort town known for its vast array of adventure activities. If you’d like to explore the area, we recommend taking a ride on the world famous Shotover Jet Boat. For the best views of the town, travel to the top of Bob’s Peak by gondola and have lunch at the Skyline restaurant. Alternatively, make your way to the lakeside and enjoy a refreshing drink or stroll through Queenstown’s lush park.

Day 14 – Queenstown to Haast (B, D)

This morning we’ll get to see some incredible scenery as we travel through Arrowtown, a picturesque village steeped in history relating to NZ’s gold mining era. Next, we’ll visit Wanaka, a popular township on the lake's edge with a spectacular mountain backdrop where we’ll enjoy lunch. Departing Wanaka, we’ll make our way north towards the small town of Haast, home to the famous Haast River. This eveningwe’ll enjoy a group dinner together at our hotel.

Stay: Heartland Haast or similar

Day 15 – Haast via Jackson Bay to Franz Josef (B, D)

This morning, we’ll travel to the home of the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. This remarkable part of the country was shaped by dynamic glaciers and boasts lush rainforest which grows beneath towering mountains. We’ll make a stop in Fox Glacier where we have the option to walk the gentle 2.6km track around Lake Matheson. This evening, we’ll spend the night in the township of Franz Josef, surrounded by rainforest and mountains, and enjoy a delicious group dinner together.

Stay: Scenic Franz Josef or similar

Day 16 – Franz Josef to Christchurch (B, D)

This morning we’ll depart Franz Josef and travel north to the artistic town of Hokitika, famous for its beautiful Greenstone. We’ll visit the Greenstone and Glass blowing factory to see the work of some talented local artists before continuing on to Greymouth, a historic town known for jade hunting and gold mining.

From Greymouth, we’ll board the TranzAlpine train, which is considered to be one of the world’s greatest one-day train journeys. Prepare to be blown away by epic vistas of forests, rolling plains and snow-capped mountains! At the end of the journey, we’ll transfer to our hotel in Christchurch, where we’ll enjoy a farewell meal together on our final evening of the tour.

Stay: Distinction Hotel Christchurch or similar

Day 17 – Depart Christchurch (B)

Today is the final day of the tour, our trip has come to an end. Enjoy breakfast before saying a fond farewell to your tour leader and all your travel companions. Whether you’re travelling home today or staying in Christchurch for longer, we hope you leave this tour with some happy memories and friends for life.

2024/25 DEPARTURE DATES

If you require transfers or accommodation before your tour starts or after your tour finishes, please make a note of this when booking your tour. •

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PACKAGE COLLECTION

THIS CONTINENT OF EXTREMES IS AN IDEAL DESTINATION FOR THE INDEPENDENT TRAVELLER.

New Zealand is a truly breathtaking beautiful place where majestic fiords wait to be explored and towering mountains cloak wide open spaces of untouched wilderness. This mystical place of boiling mud pools, ancient rainforests, myths and legends and rich Maori culture adds to a holiday experience unlike any other. The unexpected waits at every turn.

These packages are based on popular touring itineraries, crafted to ensure an unforgettable experience and fully customisable to create the holiday of your dreams. Use the tear-out map of New Zealand to plan your ultimate holiday, then speak with our team of experts who will bring it all to life.

THE BENEFITS OF AN INDEPENDENT HOLIDAY PACKAGE:

• Freedom to go where you want, at your own pace.

• No set start date.

• Most essentials are included, making for stress-free travelling.

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INCLUSIONS

» 3 nights’ accommodation in Rotorua

» Half Day Whitewater Rafting Trip (Kaituna Grade 5+)

» Half Day Adventure Pass – Gondola Ride, 5 Luge Rides, Skyswing and Zipline

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» 2 nights’ accommodation in Auckland

» 2 nights’ accommodation in Waiheke Island

» Return Waiheke Island Ferry

» Sky Tower Entry

ITINERARY ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrive Rotorua

Welcome to the volcanic lake district of the North Island. Known for its geothermal wonders and Maori culture, todays Rotorua encompasses this and so much more. Today is free to explore the city before 2 days of fun filled adventures.

DAY 2: At Rotorua

Today your half day River Rats Kaituna Waterfall Experience will see you paddling through the pristine heart of the best rafting region in New Zealand – Okere, Rotorua. This spectacular 2.0 – 2.5-hour experience provides all the gear you need, initial training, and around 50 minutes on the water. Enjoy a thrilling mix of dropping down three waterfalls, pushing through 14 rushing rapids, and paddling through calm waters of recovery where you can look back in awe at what you have achieved. The rest of the day is yours to keep on exploring Rotorua.

DAY 3: At Rotorua

Conveniently located just minutes from Rotorua's City centre, on the side of Mount Ngongotaha, Skyline Rotorua carries you to 487 metres above sea level to a fun park environment. Enjoy all of the adrenaline filled attractions at Skyline Rotorua has to offer in this half day package which includes Gondola Ride, 5 Luge Rides, Skyswing Ride & Zoom Zipline Ride. In the afternoon we have included a 1 hour secluded hot tub experience at Secret Spot. Discover a secret spot in the forest where you can soak in your own cedar hot tub and share your adventures with friends & family.

Day 4: Depart Rotorua

Today is your last day in Rotorua but no trip to Rotorua would be complete without experience the ultimate ziplining adventure. This trip is higher, longer and more spectacular than the Original Canopy and takes you deeper into the untouched native forest and incorporates some incredible new features that will blow you away.

DAY 1: Arrive Auckland

» General Entry to the All Blacks Experience

» Weta Unleashed Experience

» Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour

Welcome to Auckland! You have arrived on the doorstep of New Zealand’s largest city, an idyllic setting overlooking the forested Waitakere Ranges, the sheltered Manukau Harbour and the island-studded Hauraki Gulf to the north.

Day 2: At Auckland

Today will be spent around the Sky City Precinct where we have included entry to 3 key attractions. The Sky Tower stands 328 meters tall and is an icon of Auckland's sky line for over 20 years. It's an exciting hub of adrenaline activities, superb dining and breathtaking views. After your trip up the Sky Tower learn the story, feel the passion and experience the All Blacks story up close and personal on the All Black Experience. Finish off the day off join the Weta Workshop crew on a guided journey through three original movie projects. Lose yourself in the worlds of horror, sci-fi and fantasy.

Day 3: Auckland to Waiheke

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. The rest of the day is free to explore this island.

Day 4: At Waiheke

Known as ‘New Zealand’s Island of Wine’, Waiheke has become home to a dedicated group of award-winning wine producers. On this tour with Ananda Tours you will visit three of Waiheke’s top vineyards and sample a range of their wines. After your wine tasting experience sit back, relax and enjoy a lunch and a glass of Waiheke wine or beer at a local favourite before heading back to your accommodation.

Day 5: Depart Waiheke back to Auckland

Its time to head home today, board your ferry back to Auckland and head back home.

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5 DAY CITY, POOLS & WHALES FAMILY HOLIDAY

INCLUSIONS

» 5 days car hire in a Mid size SUV or similar

» 1 nights’ accommodation in Christchurch

» 1 nights’ accommodation in Hanmer Springs

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrive Christchurch

» 2 nights’ accommodation in Kaikoura

» General Family Admission to International Antarctic Centre

» Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools Family Entry

» Whale Watch Trip

Arrive at Christchurch and collect your car hire. While out at the airport visit the award-winning International Antarctic Centre. The Centre provides a fun, interactive and exciting experience for all ages.

Day 2: Christchurch to Hanmer Springs

After a leisurely breakfast it’s a 90 min drive to the picturesque village of Hanmer Springs. In the afternoon relax at Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa. The thermal waters contain a wide variety of minerals which reportedly offer great relief to those suffering from arthritis and similar ailments.

Day 3: Hanmer Springs to Kaikoura

Say goodbye to Hanmer Springs and head to Kaikōura. The township is located on a rocky peninsula, protruding from farmland beneath the mountains. In the waters off the peninsula, a complex marine system provides an abundantly rich habitat for marine mammals making it an ideal place to get close to nature. A must do in Kaikōura is to visit the Original Kaikoura Seafood BBQ.

Day 4: At Kaikoura

Today you get out on the ocean with Whale Watch Kaikoura. It’ll only be a short way offshore and you’ll start to experience an array of marine life with the possibility of seeing Sperm or Humpback Whales, Orca, Hector and Bottle Nose Dolphins, Seals and Albatross.

Day 5: Kaikoura to Christchurch

You may want to take the morning to do one of the short walks in the area before the drive back to Christchurch to return your rental car.

6 DAY CITY & MOUNTAINS ESCAPE

INCLUSIONS

» 3 nights’ accommodation in Christchurch

» 2 nights' in Mt Cook

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrive Christchurch

» Akaroa Day trip via Helicopter

» Tekapo Hot Pools Entry

» Glacier Explorer Boat Trip in Mt Cook

Arrive into Christchurch and make your way into the city and to your accommodation.

Day 2: At Christchurch

The locals will tell you that no trip to the Christchurch area can be complete without a visit to Akaroa, the jewel in Banks Peninsula’s crown and what better way to get there then via helicopter. The flight from Christchurch follows the spectacular rugged coastline until you head inland to Akaroa harbour and experience a sight that will take your breath away.

Day 3: Christchurch to Mt Cook

Today you journey out into the Canterbury Plains and head south towards the Mackenzie Region. As you drive through the beautiful lakeside village of Tekapo, take a break and some photos at the Church of the Good Shepard.

Day 4: At Mt Cook

This morning is you will venture out into the valley and onto a glacial lake with Glacier Explorer Boats. Embark on an unforgettable experience that has you touching ice bergs and seeing the Tasman Glacier up close and personal. This afternoon is yours to explore the National park.

Day 5: Mt Cook to Christchurch

Have a relaxing morning before departing Mt Cook for the trip back to Christchurch. We recommend a stop for a coffee in Geraldine. Arriving back at Christchurch take some time to discover more of this rejuvenated city. Punting on the Avon, the Christchurch Gondola, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve are all icon activities to partake in.

Day 6: Depart Christchurch

After a leisurely morning check out of your accommodation and depart for home.

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Mt Cook Glacier Explorer Kaikoura Canterbury. Credit: Sara Orme

INCLUSIONS

» 4 days car hire in a Standard car or similar

» 1 nights’ accommodation in Cromwell

» 2 nights’ accommodation in Clyde

ITINERARY

» Cloudy Bay Marlborough Tailor Made Tasting

» Highlands Motorsport Park National Motorsport Museum Entry and Tandem Go Karting racing

» One Day Wonder Otago Central Rail Trail Cycle tour

DAY 1: Arrive Queenstown, head to Cromwell

Arrive into Queenstown, collect your car hire and head to Cromwell. On the way stop into Highlands Motorsport Park and etch your name into the Go Kart leader board and visit the Museum to see some of the rarest cars in NZ motorsport history. Later in the afternoon experience a tailor-made tasting at Cloudy Bay. This is a unique opportunity to explore the Cloudy Bay wine range.

Day 2: Cromwell to Clyde

Its only a short drive over to Clyde so wake up late, have a leisurely breakfast before you depart Cromwell. Clyde has a lovely old-world charm with historic buildings, boutique shops and cafes. World class vineyards are in every direction so you can take your palate somewhere it hasn’t been before.

Day 3: At Clyde

Time to hop on the saddle and explore the Otago Central Rail Trail. Bike it Now have put together a one day wonder self-guided tour that covers all the highlights on the trail. Highlights of this trip include the 37m high Poolburn Viaduct, two tunnels, the trails longest bridge and Central Otago stunning landscapes.

Day 4: Clyde to Queenstown

Today you head back to Queenstown but before you leave head over to Ophir. Ophir was previously known as Blacks, after Charles Black - a landowner who came good when gold was discovered in his back yard. Take a stroll down Swindon Street, admire the post and telegraph office, courthouse and jail, bakery, cottages, church and shops. The post office opened in 1886 and is New Zealand’s oldest operated post office. Send a postcard from here and it’ll get rubber stamped with a gold miner’s pick and shovel. If you have more time on your hand why not extend this out to 7 days and stay in Ophir before continuing onto Christchurch via Oamaru.

INCLUSIONS

» 4 nights’ accommodation in Queenstown

» Dart River Funyaks Safari

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrive Queenstown

» Skyline Gondola & 3 Luge Rides

» Original Onsen Experience for 2 people

» TSS Earnslaw Cruise & Walter Peak Evening Dining

Arrive into Queenstown and head to your accommodation. After you have checked in, we suggest you head into town and explore the shops, restaurants, and cafes. And don’t forget to check out the beauty of Lake Wakatipu.

Day 2: At Queenstown

You will be collected from your accommodation for this unmissable experience which combines the exhilaration of a wilderness jet boat ride into the heart of the Mt Aspiring National Park with a leisurely downstream float on Dart River Adventures unique Funyaks (inflatable kayaks). You will enjoy a packed lunch in the wilderness before heading home via 4 wheel drive coach to explore locations used in movies ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’.

Day 3: At Queenstown

After a leisurely breakfast head up the Skyline Gondola to zoom back down on the luge tracks. This scenic ride takes you to the top of Bob’ Peak, where you’ll enjoy a spectacular 220-degree panorama with breath-taking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Walter and Cecil Peak and, of course, Queenstown. In the evening enjoy a soak in an original hot pool experience at Onsen Hot Pools.

Day 4: At Queenstown

Today is a free day to explore the many sightseeing options that are on offer in Queenstown. As an alternative to eating in one of the many great restaurants in Queenstown this evening we have included a dining experience like no other. Cruise across Lake Whakatipu on the iconic TSS Earnslaw. As you cruise aboard the historic TSS Earnslaw across to Walter Peak High Country Farm, once at the lakeside Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant savour the delicious aromas as our chef has the best of local produce sizzling away on the grill.

Day 5: Depart Queenstown

Check out of your accommodation and say farewell to Queenstown. This is one getaway you will not be able to wait to tell your friends about.

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INCLUSIONS

» 7 days car hire in a Compact car or similar

» 2 nights’ accommodation in Hokianga

» 2 nights’ accommodation in Paihia

» 2 nights’ accommodation in Tutukaka

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Auckland to Hokianga

» Twilight Encounter with Footprints Waipoua & Crossings

» Manea Footprints of Kupe Experience

» Helicopter Hole in the Rock

» The Perfect Day Tour Boat trip

Collect car hire on arrival into Auckland and head north over the Auckland Harbour Bridge on your journey to Northland and your first stop on this twin coast holiday. As you head north take the time to stop in Warkworth for refreshments before visiting the Kauri Museum at Matakohe. Passing through Dargaville and heading in the Kauri Coast you’ll reach your destination of Hokianga.

Day 2: At Hokianga

Today embark on a cultural discovery with nature. A visitor experience like no other Manea Footprints of Kupe enlightens the sacred tribal histories of the region bringing you along for a voyager with Kupe the discoverer. Next you get to meet some of the giants of the forest; Tane Matua Ngahere and Tane Mahuta. Your guide will share thought-provoking information, humorous banter, stories and legends before respectfully greeting the oldest and largest known kauri trees in the world with spine-tingling chants and song.

Day 3: Hokianga to Paihia

Venturing to the east coast of Northland you travel over to Paihia. We suggest taking a slight detour and going into Kerikeri. There are a number signs showing the way to artists’ studios, which give this district its creative personality. In Kerikeri you’ll find galleries, cafes, vineyards and fascinating historic sites such as the Stone Store and the Mission House. You then spend the evening in Paihia.

Day 4: At Paihia

The Bay of Islands offers some of the best coastal and island scenery in New Zealand so this helicopter scenic flight offers exceptional views of these beautiful islands leading to the infamous “Hole in the Rock”. Departing from the beachfront helipad in Paihia the flight heads across Russell with views over to Opua and surrounds before tracking along the stunning peninsula coastline to Cape Brett and it’s lighthouse where you will experience an exciting turn to fly around the Hole in the Rock. The return portion of the flight flies directly over the main islands of the area with birds eye views of their white sandy beaches, inviting turquoise waters and some of the luxurious private residences. Coming into land you will fly past the Paihia township. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Day 5: Paihia to Tutukaka

Time to head south for a 2 night stay in Tutukaka. Gateway to the ‘best sub-tropical diving in the world’. Natural beauty abounds on the Tutukaka Coast. Rocky shores, and pristine white sand beaches, stunning coastal bush walks, and the incredible Poor Knights Marine Reserve.

Day 6: At Tutukaka

It’s time to get out on the water and the best way is a very special day-trip, Perfect Day offers the ultimate non-diving Poor Knights experience, offering sight-seeing, kayaking, cave explorations, snorkeling, swimming, sea mammal-spotting, snippets of fascinating history and Island facts and great food.

Day 7: Depart Tutukaka

At your leisure this morning, enjoy breakfast and check out before returning to Auckland to drop your rental car and return home.

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ITINERARY INCLUSIONS

» 7 days car hire in a Compact car or similar

» 1 nights’ accommodation in Auckland

» 2 nights’ accommodation in Rotorua

» 2 nights’ accommodation in Taupō

» 1 nights’ accommodation in National Park

» 1 nights’ accommodation in Hamilton

» Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

» 1 Hour Secret Spot Hot Tubs

» Whakarewarewa Village Tour & Geothermal Trail

» Taupō Classic Combo - Huka Jet & Chris Jolly Cruise

» Waitomo Caves Tour

DAY 1: Arrive Auckland

Welcome to Auckland. This is a city with sparkling twin harbours and the sea is very much a part of this city that an unusually high number of people own their own boats, giving the city its moniker of the ‘City of Sails’.

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Day 2: Auckland to Rotorua

Depart Auckland on the Thermal Explorer Highway through the rolling green hills and pastures that are synonymous with the Hamilton & Waikato region. As you head south to Rotorua, a short detour for Matamata will bring you to Hobbiton movie Set where we include a 2-hour tour. On arrival in Rotorua, you will have time for a relaxing hot tub experience at the Secret Spot.

Day 3: At Rotorua

Today is a free day to enjoy the many sightseeing activities Rotorua has to offer – travel up the Skyline gondola and zoom down the luge tracks, try one of the various mountain bike tracks in the Redwoods Forest or relax and unwind at Hells Gate – New Zealand’s only geothermal mud spa.

Day 4: Rotorua to Taupō

To immerse yourself in Maori culture, head to Whakarewarewa, the Living Maori Village. This the home of the Tūhourangi Ngāti Wāhiao people, who have been sharing their unique way of life with visitors from all around the world for over two hundred years. It’s only an hour’s drive to reach Taupō which is home to Lake Taupo and is New Zealand’s largest lake located at the heart of the Central North Island.

Day 5: At Taupō

You have the day in Taupō and we have included a visit to the spectacular Huka Falls by jet boat. From your unique vantage point on the jet boat you will have the best water level view of Huka Falls. Later on that day take a cruise on the lake to see the renowned Maori rock carvings with Chris Jolly Cruises.

Day 6: Taupō to National Park

Continuing with your journey south you can see the mighty volcanic peaks of Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe. Tongariro is a dual status World Heritage Park, home to three superb ski-fields and some of New Zealand’s most spectacular hikes and walking adventures. The famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing, an outstanding 19km full day walk is a New Zealand must-do, and there are many other ways to explore these magnificent mountains and rivers.

Day 7: National Park to Hamilton via Waitomo

Time to begin your journey back up the North Island. The diverse Waikato region is home to the world-famous Waitomo Caves. Known as one of New Zealand’s best natural attractions, take a boat ride through the glow worm grotto, marvel at thousands of magical glowworms and become part of over 130 years of cultural and natural history. You will overnight in Hamilton and the city centre has many great dining options for you to explore.

Day 8: Hamilton to Auckland

It is a 1 ½ hours drive to Auckland so have a leisurely breakfast and enjoy the morning exploring the excellent paths on the banks of the mighty Waikato River before driving back to Auckland to return your car hire and heading home.

Pricing from $1,713 per person twin share

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INCLUSIONS

» 11 Nights Accommodation

» 12 Days car hire with Europcar in a Suzuki Swift or similar

» 4WD Safari of the Scenes Half Day Tour

» Interislander Ferry journey from Picton to Wellington

» WETA Workshop Experience

» Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

» Lord of the Rings Edoras Tour

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Queenstown

Welcome to Queenstown. Having cleared customs and immigration formalities, you collect your car rental and make your way to your accommodation.

Day 2: At Queenstown

Be transported into the magical lands of J.R.R Tolkien’s Middle-earth and discover what inspired the Lord of The Rings movies with Nomad Safaris Half Day Lord of The Rings tour. Allow the local guides to transport you through mystical lands and bring the beloved films to life with fascinating tales.

Day 3: Twizel

Arrive in the idyllic town of Twizel today. Nestled in the heart of the South Island, this hidden gem is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Discover serenity and adventure in every corner.

Day 4: Christchurch

Spend your morning on a drive up to Christchurch. As you arrive in the ‘Garden City’ spend the rest of your day at your leisure. Take a stroll around the

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visionary rebuilding of the city or finish off your day with a delightful meal at the Riverside Markets.

Day 5: Christchurch

Enter the kingdom of Rohan today as you embark on a journey to its capital, Edoras. Voyage to its filming location: remote and beautiful Mount Potts High Country station, home of Mount Sunday and witness how this peaceful mountain was transformed into the city in the Lord of The Rings trilogy. Immerse yourself in this breathtaking area's natural, unspoilt beauty with its sparkling clear lakes, glistening blue rivers and fresh, crisp mountain air.

Day 6: Kaikoura

Today you will arrive in Kaikoura. A coastal paradise on the east coast of the South Island. Marvel at breathtaking landscapes, encounter marine wildlife, and savour delicious seafood. The day is yours.

Day 7: Picton

Arrive in Picton today and spend the day at your leisure exploring this picturesque coastal town. Breathe in the fresh sea air, explore serene waters, and let nature’s beauty weave its spell.

Day 8- 9: at Wellington

This morning you will embark on a journey to Wellington with the Interislander. Marvel upon the sparkling blues of the Cook Strait as you relax onboard. Arrive in

Wellington and spend the rest of the day at your leisure discovering all the Capital City offers.

Commence on a captivating journey into the world of fantasy with the Weta Workshop tour in Wellington. Discover the magic behind blockbuster movies, witness talented artisans at work, and immerse yourself in the art of filmmaking.

Day 10: Rotorua

Spend your day at leisure exploring Rotorua. Journey up the gondola with Skyline, visit the bubbling mud pools, or indulge in a luxurious spa experience. Immerse yourself in Māori culture and venture out to Tamaki Māori Village. Whatever you may choose, Rotorua has plentiful to fill your day.

Day 11: Hobbiton

Enter the Shire today as you embark on an enchanting journey through the world of Hobbiton. Walk in the footsteps of hobbits through lush hills and charming hobbit holes, reliving the magic of Middle-earth. A cinematic adventure brought to life, where fantasy becomes reality.

Day 12: Depart Auckland

Return your rental vehicle to Auckland Airport and get ready to depart for your next adventure.

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INCLUSIONS

» 6 days car hire in a Compact car or similar

» 2 nights’ accommodation in Christchurch

» 1 nights’ accommodation Hanmer Springs

» 2 nights’ accommodation in Kaikoura

» Entry to Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools

» Half day Guided Seal Kayaking tour

» Gondola Pass Christchurch

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrive Christchurch

Arrive into Christchurch and collect your car hire and make your way to your hotel. Start exploring this revitalised city that has been through some massive changes.

Day 2: Christchurch to Hanmer Springs

This refreshing urban centre is full of new secrets to discover. Spend the morning visiting all Christchurch city has to offer from the boutique shops down laneways to fabulous cafes and restaurants city wide – not to mention the now famous Riverside Market. The newest

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buzzy indoor market with retailers selling locally sourced food, plus restaurants, cafes’ and bars. If you are staying a Friday night make sure you check out the Friday street food market in Cathedral Square. Just under a 2 hour drive from Christchurch is Hanmer Springs. This alpine village has an enchanting atmosphere, nestled on the edge of the Hanmer Forest there are numerous trails and seasonal ski slopes within easy reach. Once you’ve check into your accommodation make your way over to the famous Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools. The mineral waters will relax and rejuvenate while you unwind and have a soak.

Day 3: Hanmer Springs to Kaikoura

After a leisurely morning you head towards the Pacific Ocean and the town of Kaikoura. Explore the geography of the coastline with the many walks that are available. See how much the 2016 earthquake changed the landscape of this seaside village.

Day 4: At Kaikoura

Experience the excitement of watching Fur Seals ducking, weaving, and diving around your kayak. This adventure around the beautiful coastal waters takes in the breath-taking views of sheer cliff faces, craggy rocks and mountain ranges while searching for chance encounters with Dusky Dolphins and Blue Penguins. The afternoon is yours to enjoy at leisure, maybe sample some of the local crayfish.

Day 5: Kaikoura to Christchurch

This morning you depart Kaikoura and head south back to Christchurch. On coming into town head out towards the Port Hills and the Christchurch Gondola. Take a Gondola ride up Mt Cavendish and enjoy the spectacular 360 degree views over the Lyttleton Harbour, out towards Sunmer and back over the Christchurch city.

Day 6: Depart Christchurch

After breakfast check out of your accommodation and return your rental car before heading home.

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INCLUSIONS

» 6 days car hire in a Compact car or similar

» 1 nights’ accommodation in Queenstown

» 2 nights’ accommodation in Wanaka

» 2 nights’ accommodation in Franz Josef

» 1 nights’ accommodation in Lake Brunner

» Mou Waho Island Cruise & Guided Walk

» 2 ½ hour Heli Hike

» Westcoast Treetop Walk entry

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrive Queenstown

Welcome to Queenstown – a walking, bungee and hiking paradise. After making your way through the terminal, pick up your rental car and travel to your accommodation. The rest of the day is yours to harness – what will you do first?

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Day 2: Queenstown to Wanaka

The shortest route to Wanaka is over the Crown Range Road. It’s a challenging drive, but the views are amazing. More conservative drivers can take the route that runs beside the Shotover River, Lake Dunstan and the Clutha River. The vineyards of the Gibbston area and bungy jumpers at the Kawarau River Bridge are interesting distractions along the way. The lakeside resort town of Wanaka can provide you with an appealing mix of fine living, family fun and adventure. It has a high concentration of cafes, restaurants and interesting shops.

Day 3: At Wanaka

Come and see what Mou Waho Island has to offer. See the Lake on the top of an Island on your walk to the top of the island! Stunning 360 degree views. Meet the Wekas and help plant a tree on Mou Waho island to enhance Wanakas beautiful backyard

Day 4: Wanaka to Franz Josef

Put Wanaka in your rearview mirror and travel along the banks of the Hawea and Wanaka lakes, before stopping in Makarora for an essential, short walk along the Blue Pools Track nearby. Refreshed by the brisk mountain weather, continue your climb over the Haast Pass, reaching the West Coast – where ancient rainforests tower above you. Continue north to the village of Franz Josef Glacier.

Day 5: At Franz Josef

Thrills and chills abound, as we combine a scenic helicopter flight over the Franz Josef Glacier, with a guided walk amongst the ice caves, pinnacles and crevices – this is alpine country as you’ve never seen it. You’ll enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains with plenty of snap-happy opportunities and the chance to learn more about this magnificent glacier. This afternoon is free to enjoy stunning region. Visit the Westcoast wildlife centre, explore some hiking trails or venture to Lake Matheson where you’ll find, in perfect conditions, a mirror image of the spectacular rainforest & surrounding mountains in the glassy surface of the lake.

Day 6: Franz Josef to Lake Brunner

Travel north to your next overnight destination of Lake Brunner. On the way stop for a walk through the rainforest at the West Coast Treetop walk and a great photo opportunity is the Hokitika Gorge.

Day 7: Lake Brunner to Christchurch

As this is your last day in New Zealand, head back to Christchurch and return your car hire before your flight back home.

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INCLUSIONS

» 7 days car hire in a Compact car or similar

» 1 nights’ accommodation in Dunedin

» 1 nights’ accommodation in Catlins area

» 2 nights’ accommodation in Stewart Island

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrive Dunedin

» 1 nights’ accommodation in Te Anau

» 1 nights’ accommodation in Queenstown

» Return Stewart island Ferry transfers ex Bluff

» Ulva Island Explorer Tour

Spend the day exploring the city. Dunedin is a heritage city with a youthful vibe and many grand examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, including New Zealand’s only castle, Larnach Castle. Nearby, the Otago Peninsula is a natural haven for rare coastal wildlife like penguins, albatross, seals and sea lions.

Day 2: Dunedin to the Catlins

Begin your journey along the Southern Scenic Route towards The Catlins, the most unsung of the South Island regions. Here you will see waterfalls including the triple tiered Purakaunui Falls. This incredible coastline is also home to the World’s rarest penguins, most endangered sea lions and smallest dolphins. The spectacular spur at Nugget Point with its lighthouse perched on a panoramic platform has sensational views.

Day 3: The Catlins to Stewart Island

Continue along the Southern Scenic Route towards Bluff. Stop in Invercargill and visit the Bill Richardson Transport World. Don't miss the photo opportunity at Stirling Point in Bluff - a bright yellow signpost

here signifies the bottom of the mainland and shows distances to the South Pole and other parts of the world. Catch the ferry from Bluff to Stewart Island where you will spend the next two nights.

Day 4: Stewart Island

Discover Stewart Island from the water on the Ulva Island Explorer Tour. Enjoy a leisurely cruise of beautiful Paterson Inlet and visit Ulva Island - an internationally acclaimed open wildlife sanctuary. During the guided walk (45 mins) with our nature guide, see native bird life and plants flourishing in a predator-free environment. Though now rare on the mainland, the inquisitive flightless weka thrives and is usually encountered

Following your visit to Ulva Island, discover hidden coves and unspoilt beaches as you cruise further into Paterson Inlet to view the historic Whalers’ Base at Prices Inlet. Our skipper provides an interesting commentary. While on board, keep a lookout for fur seals, penguins and other wildlife, as sightings are common.

Day 5: Stewart Island to Te Anau

Known as the ‘gateway to the fiords’ Te Anau, is the perfect base to visit the Milford or Doubtful Sound.

Add on a day trip to the breath-taking Doubtful Sound, the deepest South Island fiord. This fiord is rich in flora and fauna, New Zealand Fur Seals and Fiordland Crested Penguins can be seen on many of the small islets at the entrance of the fiord. Or opt for the Milford Sound, where plunging cliffs and raging waterfalls meet dark waters. Milford Sound is remarkable in any weather.

Day 6: Te Anau to Queenstown

The journey from Te Anau to Queenstown is spectacular, with lake and mountain views unfolding as you skirt Lake Wakatipu beneath the towering Remarkables. Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s most exciting destinations. Surrounded by mountains, positioned on the edge of a lake, Queenstown is a hub of adventure, full of adrenaline and fun.

Day 7: Depart Queenstown

Visit any last-minute attractions before departing Queenstown or extend your stay. Options include an exhilarating jetboat ride, the Skyline Gondola, Onsen Hot Pools, wineries or the quaint village of Arrowtown.

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BOOKING INFORMATION & CONDITIONS

VALIDITY

This brochure is valid until 30 Sept 2025 unless otherwise stated. All details in this brochure reflect information available to Australia New Zealand Central Reservations Office Ltd (herein after referred to as ANZCRO) at the time of printing (Mar 2024). ANZCRO reserves the right to amend any details without notice. Ask your Travel Agent to confirm details at the time of booking.

DEPOSITS

A non-refundable deposit of $110 per person is required within 6 days of confirmation. This will guarantee your confirmed holiday price. Some activities/products have their own strict deposit regulations which you will be made aware of at the time of booking. Failure to pay the deposit within 6 days of confirmation will result in automatic cancellation of all travel arrangements.

PAYMENTS

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LATE BOOKINGS

ANZCRO reserves the right to charge a late booking fee of $33 to cover additional costs associated with bookings made within 10 days of travel.

AMENDMENTS

First time amendment is FREE. All additional amendments are liable to a maximum charge of $33 per amendment. Once Travel Documents have been issued, all amendments will be charged. Airline tickets have additional amendment charges. Please ask your Travel Agent. Note: If amendments are made, pricing for the full item will reflect the exchange rate valid at the time of the amendment.

CANCELLATION PENALTIES

Days Prior to Departure Fee

6 days AFTER confirmation

30-15 days prior to travel

14 days or less prior to travel

$110 per person plus any airline or ground operator charges

30-15 days prior to travel

50% of the holiday costs plus any airline or ground operator charges

100% of the holiday costs

Kirra Tours on pages 124 to 129 have specific cancellation penalties – please ask for these at time of booking.

AIR TRAVEL

Please ask your Travel Agent about ANZCRO’s special (discounted) airfares. These are only available when packaged with the product and services in this brochure. Special amendment, deposit, cancellation and travel conditions apply to these airfares. Please ask your Travel Agent for details.

REFUNDS

• Unused Car / Motorhome hire – NIL

• Unused Accommodation/Service vouchers refunded at the sole discretion of ANZCRO.

Product and service providers are unable to authorize any refund on ANZCRO’s behalf.

PRICING

All prices in this brochure are expressed in Australian dollars and include New Zealand Goods & Services Tax. ANZCRO reserves the right to amend without notice, any prices in this brochure. We refer particularly but are not limited to amendments due to currency exchange fluctuations, the withdrawal or adjustment of contracted rates with land and service providers, New Zealand or Australian Government charges and printing errors. Rates in this brochure reflect information available to ANZCRO at the time of printing (March 2024) and all possible care has been taken in its compilation. Current valid prices will be advised on request and confirmation by way of invoice to your Travel Agent when your booking is made. Pricing will be guaranteed only after ANZCRO has received total payment.

DOCUMENTATION

A valid Passport is required by all travellers to New Zealand. Those not travelling on an Australian Passport may require a Visa. This is the traveller’s responsibility. Air Tickets and Travel Vouchers will be issued after full payment has been received by ANZCRO. Documents will be forwarded to the Travel Agent by standard mail. If Express Post or a Courier is required, a fee will be charged at ANZCRO’s discretion.

PRODUCT

Product displayed in this brochure is representative of that available. ANZCRO does not take responsibility for failure of any individual product/services to provide accurate information or for the photographs supplied by the product/ service providers, for use in this brochure.

BAGGAGE

All baggage and personal effects are, at all times, at your own risk. Any excess baggage charges are the responsibility of the passenger.

AIRLINE DISCLAIMER

The airlines do not, by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure, represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from ANZCRO or as having any other legal relationship with any other purchaser.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

ANZCRO strongly recommends that you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Your Travel Agent will be able to advise and assist you with this. Cancellation fees charged by ANZCRO will not be waived under any circumstances, where travel insurance may have covered you.

LIABILITIES

1. The Trade Practices Act implies a warranty that the services rendered by Australia New Zealand Central Reservations Office will be rendered with due care and skill and nothing contained in these conditions is to be construed as in any way excluding, restricting or limiting that warranty or any other rights implied by law which may not be excluded, restricted or modified.

2. ANZCRO and its associated companies and their employees are not liable for:

(a) Any event beyond their control, including (but not limited to) war, disturbance, fire, flood, unusually severe weather, act of God, act of government or other authorities, accident or failure of machinery or equipment, or industrial action (whether or not including ANZCRO employees): nor

(b) Any act or omission whatsoever (whether within or outside their control) in relation to any booking, contract, travel, accommodation, excursion or other holiday services (including the carriage of baggage) which results in any direct, indirect or consequential loss, damage, death, injury, delay, liability, additional expenses or inconvenience.

(c) ANZCRO does not own or operate any tour product or service listed in this brochure. ANZCRO is a tour wholesaler who arranges the provision of the products and services listed. ANZCRO does not take responsibility for the omission or failure of individual properties, plant or services detailed in this brochure.

NZETA - NEW ZEALAND IMMIGRATION VISA CHANGES

The New Zealand Government introduced a new travel requirement for some visitors and transit passengers. This is called the NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) and travellers need to request this via the official mobile app or website. Costs apply. For further details and to check if you are required to obtain an NZeTA refer to immigration.govt.nz/nzet

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