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THE

BOOK 2018-2019

Valid until September 2019


CONTENTS 4 - 5 Driving Distance Guide 6 - 7 General Information 8 - 9 Itinerary Planning 10 - 14 Rental Cars 15 - 19 Motorhomes 20 Coach & Airport Transfers 21 Cook Strait by Ferry 22 - 23 Trains New Zealand Shore Excursions 24 - 25 26 Accommodation Collections

NEW ZEALAND BY REGION NORTH ISLAND

27 - 34 Auckland 35 - 38 Northland & The Bay of Islands 39 - 41 The Coromandel Peninsula 42 - 43 Hamilton & Waitomo 44 - 45 Bay of Plenty & Gisborne 46 - 52 Rotorua 53 - 55 Lake Taupō 56 - 59 Western North Island, Hawke’s Bay & Wairarapa 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 - 89 Wanaka 90 Skiing in New Zealand 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 - 117 Guided Walks of Fiordland 118 - 119 Just New Zealand Great Walks 120 - 121 Cycling Tours 122 - 139 Kirra Coach Tours 140 - 146 Independent Coach Tours Pull Out Planning Itinerary & Map 147 Conditions

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NORTH ISLAND

DISCOVER THE DIVERSE ATTRACTIONS AND STUNNING LANDSCAPES OF NEW ZEALAND

DRIVING DISTANCE MAP

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!

Cape Reinga 0 2:0 116

Bay of Islands 1

87

Paihia 2

0:2 0

1:20

23

Visit Napier, the Art Deco capital of the world

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

Hamilton

hrs

4.35

11.40

6.20

hrs

6.00

3.25

4.15

10.40

5.05

8.20

3.20

9.50

6.15

hrs

7.40

5.35

5.45

12.15

2.40

3.30

3.15

10.30

5.15

1.40

9.25

8.30

11.00

3.35

4.05

1.40

7.55

3.10

4.15

4.50

6.45

4.05

4.45

2.10

8.35

2.05

4.15

3.35

7.20

1.00

2.45

4.15

1.30

7.30

4.15

4.25

6.00

6.20

1.30

2.25

1.45

5.50

1.45

6.10

5.00

4.50

6.40

5.00

2.35

2.55

1.40

3.10

7.30

1.15

9.00

5.05

3.30

6.20

7.15

2.45

2.35

2.30

3.05

6.25

1.25

5.30

11.40

1.45

10.00

4.30

9.30

4.40

4.15

6.00

7.00

4.30

6.30

6.40

4.45

11.05

3.35

2.10

1.15

9.55

4.20

3.15

6.15

6.50

5.10

7.30

9.25

7.45

7.35

14.00

4.35

5.10

2.10

13.00

6.35

5.25

7.50

8.15

7.10

6.55

2.45

hrs

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

280 206 115

200 456

454

660 170

2.20

287

332

298 413

437 98

468 538

664

368 107

153 107

107 75

328 327

533 297

853 109

554

598 525

440 526 781 777

978 155

412

178

664 225 143

299 347

307 118

252

323

586

Hawera

New Plymouth km 234 597

299

296

308 339 183

529 164 355 522

DRIVING DISTANCE MAP

777

339 249 417

465

340 298 74

145

702

Paihia km

hrs

470 574

447

356

443

566 693

890 71

90

Whanganui

Palmerston km hrs

1:15

105 1:30

hrs

82

88

158

166 222

305

462

404

82 0:55

Taihape Bulls

Palmerston North

Rotorua km hrs

167

205 164 252 222

380 443

Tauranga km hrs

115 151

308 439

548 376

10

Thames km hrs

182

27 0:25

380 479

584 279

101 1:30

Wellington

378 273

473

365

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Wairoa km hrs

508 452

626

Whanganui km hrs

195

626

Wellington km 823

Whangarei km hrs

Wairoa

Napier

9

98 5 1:2

Hawke’s Bay

Waipukurau

147 2:30

Opotiki

Gisborne

118 1:45

Woodville

Masterton

Waitomo km

hrs

22 4:4 5 0

81 0 1:0

Levin

Taupō km hrs

Turangi

Waiouru

56 0:40 50 0:4 0 82 1:00

234

745

401

683

Napier km

Ohakune

30 5 0:2

241

394

231

748

27 0:20

44 5 0:3

528

585

296

Kaitaia km

9 1:1 3 0

357

216

446

Rotorua

7 Taupo

65 1:0 0

29 0:25

423

819

10 1:2 4 0

74 0:55

5.40

58

0:50

5 0:4 2 0

16 2:3 4 5

Taumarunui

Hamilton km

85 1:05

5

Whakatane 6

143 0 2:3

394

8

Hicks Bay

3

143 5 2:1

hrs

New Plymouth

1.55 320

4

Gisborne km

Bay of Plenty

99 1:20

88 1:20

Te Kuiti

78 1:00

127

65 5 0:5

Tirau 166 2:30

Tauranga

83 1:15

7.10

55 0:45

Waitomo Caves 4

Auckland km hrs 499

8 1:0 3 0

100 1:15

Driving Distances North Island

Paeroa

180 3:00

Immerse yourself in the geothermal activity of Rotorua

58 0:45

70 0:5 5

Pokeno

7 1:0 5 0

10

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

Whitianga

97 1:36

Thames

76 0:55

9

Auckland

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

63 0:45

8

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

27 0:25

7

Experience the glowworm and limestone caves of Waitomo

51 0:35

6

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

86 1:05

5

Warkworth

Dive or snorkel around the highly acclaimed Poor Knight Islands

66 1:00

3 4

Cruise amongst the 144 islands of the Bay of Islands

79 1:05

1 2

Dargaville

Whangarei

58 5 0:5

103 1:30

TOP 10 NORTH ISLAND MUST SEE & DO

163 0 2:0

3

6 0:5 7 5

103 1:45

Kaitaia


SOUTH ISLAND

DRIVING DISTANCE MAP TOP 10 SOUTH ISLAND MUST SEE & DO

Punakaiki

25

0:2 0 14 2:1 5 0

Fox Glacier

235 3:3 0

50

6 0:50

83 1:15

Akaroa

Driving Distances South Island

86 1:05

Blenheim km hrs

Oamaru

Dunedin km

1:30

Alexandra

0:5 5

62 0:4 5

80 1:00

Lumsden Invercargill

62 5 0:4

Gore

69 0:55

172 2:20

57

Milton

25

Haast km

5 0:4

Invercargill km

5 0:2

Balclutha

Milford Sound km hrs

Aoraki Mount Cook km

Stewart Island

Nelson km Picton km

Wanaka km Westport km hrs

hrs

273

113

755

550

7.50

1146

10.45

16.20

672

1108

443

hrs 280 4.00

6.10

6.30

hrs

8.05

5.40

6.55

hrs

2.30

7.50

3.40

4.40

4.30

2.15

6.00

7.40

9.05

11.00

8.15

3.05

8.15

12.45

317

769

117

148 575

563 551

424 217

395 255

535 579

486 324

634 887

860 12.15

678 9.40

411 5.50

773 11.05

1,081 15.25

5.05

7.50

7.05

4.35

4.45

9.20

14.15

8.40

4.10

6.40

11.20

6.20

1.45

7.35

10.00

4.50

.25

435

1003 915

539 7.40

670

9.35

360

604 671

525

296

360

498

496 531

329

786

698

322

438 336

643 117 29

hrs

1.35

9.50

15.50

13.05

9.35

5.00

11.45

13.00

3.50

4.10

2.40

3.45

8.20

5.45

4.05

6.55

11.20

2.25

14.05

14.40

6.10

1.45

2.25

6.00

10.35

8.00

4.10

9.15

13.50

Queenstown km Te Anau km

hrs

hrs

hrs

361

308

4.25

5.10

Greymouth km

Dunedin

hrs

hrs

Franz Josef km

115

77

28 0:25

Christchurch

87 1:00

Ashburton

76

Kaikōura

0:5 5

39 0:25 1:0 5

2

141 2:00

Christchurch km

Cromwell

3 0:2 3 5

107 1:20

10

118 1:2 5

107

1:3 0

Queenstown

121 2:05

Te Anau

71

Blenheim

Timaru

Omarama

134 1:40

Doubtful Sound

7

112 1:20

Wanaka 61 0:40

9

8

29 0:18 14 9 0:0

Twizel

145 2:30

Milford Sound

1:45 104 1:15

47 0 0:3

Picton

Waipara

48 0:30

Methven

5 Tekapo 139

52 0:35

Haast

Mount Hutt

Aoraki Mount Cook

148 5 2:1

Hanmer Springs

91 1:20

3

4 Hokitika

Franz Josef

Springs Junction

18 0:15

Greymouth Kumara

45 0:40

1

Murchison

Reefton

79 1:05

162 2:10

129 1:45

Overnight on Doubtful Sound

76 0:55

Cruise the majestic Milford Sound

101 1:35

116 1:35

12 1:4 9 5

Westport

Nelson

54 0:45

Walk the world- famous Milford or Routeburn Tracks

129 1:55

88 1:06

Explore the Dart River by Funyak

85 1:10

9 10

Motueka

Karamea

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

8 1:1 8 5

8

Get up close to the constantly carving icebergs of Tasman Glacier

0:45

7

Takaka

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

51

5 6

Traverse the Southern Alps aboard the TranzAlpine train

84 0 1:1

4

Swim with the world’s rarest dolphins at Kaikōura

49 0 0:3

2 3

Cape Farewell

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

103 1:35

1

hrs

170 117

829

988 773

917

1025 848

271

429 203

299 121

395

189 159

285

262 418 145

583 776

469

404 560 287

283

290 276

486 650 424

794 971

745

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

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

558

830

664

288

226

664

951

869

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437

105

277

695

333

DRIVING DISTANCE MAP

265

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GENERAL

INFORMATION TIME ZONE

BANKING

New Zealand is 12 hrs ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+12) and 19 hrs ahead of Pacific Standard time (PST). Daylight Saving (GMT+13) begins on the last Sunday in September and ends on the first Sunday in April.

POPULATION

Approximately 4.5 million; about three quarters live in the North Island. Ethnic mix: European 74.6%

HEALTH INSURANCE

New Zealand provides a high level of treatment in both public and private hospitals, but these services are not free except in the case of an accident whereby visitors are covered under the local Accident Compensation Scheme for personal injury. It is strongly recommended that you have your own private travel insurance.

Māori 15.6%, Asian 12.2% Pacific Islander 7.8%.

GOODS & SERVICES TAX (GST)

All goods and services in New Zealand are subject to a 15% Goods & Services Tax (GST) included in our prices. Visitors cannot claim a refund on this tax.

ELECTRICITY

New Zealand’s electricity supply runs at 230/240 volts, and we use angled two or three pin plugs. Most hotels and motels provide 110 volt AC sockets (rated at 20 watts) for electric razors only. For all other equipment, an adaptor/ converter is necessary, unless the item has a multi-voltage option.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

22 Oct 18

Labour Day

26 Dec 18

Boxing Day

25 Dec 18 1-2 Jan 19 6 Feb 19

19 Apr 19

22 Apr 19

25 Apr 19 3 Jun 19

Christmas Day New Year’s Day Waitangi Day

CLIMATE

Good Friday

Easter Monday Anzac Day

Queen’s Birthday

NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Primary, Intermediate and Secondary School 9 Jul 18 – 20 Jul 18

1 Oct 18 – 12 Oct 18

18 Dec 18 – 1 Feb 19

New Zealand has mild temperatures, moderately high rainfall, and many hours of sunshine. Winter temperatures (June to August) can range from 0° - 18° (32°F - 65°F) and summer temperatures (December to February) 9° - 26° (48°F - 79°F). Because of New Zealand’s latitude and wide ranging altitude, New Zealand’s weather can change very quickly. Days outside of the above averages are not uncommon. It is recommended that a warm windproof jacket is carried during all seasons.

There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency that can be taken in or out of New Zealand. However, every person who carries more than NZ$10,000 in cash on or out of New Zealand is required to complete a border cash report. Foreign currency can easily be exchanged at banks, some hotels, and Bureau de Change kiosks, which are found at international airports and most city centres. New Zealand banks are open from 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Credit cards are accepted throughout the country.

PRICING GUIDE

The prices featured in this brochure are intended as a guide only. The prices have been calculated using the lowest available daily price at the time the brochure was produced and may change due to exchange rate fluctuations, availability, taxes and seasonal surcharges. Ask your travel agent for the best price available, other room types or travel dates.

DRIVING

A full New Zealand, Australian, English language or International Licence is required to hire most vehicles (and must be sighted at commencement of hire). Min. age 21 years. Motorists drive on the left-hand side of the road and operate right-hand drive vehicles. Wearing seatbelts is mandatory. Speed limits are generally 100kmph (60mph) on open roads and 50kmph (30mph) through towns unless otherwise stated. Fuel prices vary from NZ$2.14 per litre for petrol and approx NZ$1.50 for diesel per litre. Don’t drink and drive! At the time of printing the legal alcohol limit for drivers aged 20 and over was 50mg alcohol per 100ml of blood. Rental cars are not permitted on unsealed roads. We urge you to fully read your rental contracts before signing as conditions vary between companies.

Note: Due to the lack of air pollution it is easy to burn in the sun, even on relatively cool and cloudy days.

15 Apr 19 – 26 Apr 19 8 Jul 19 – 19 Jul 19

30 Sep 19 – 11 Oct 19 (Guideline only)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

All visitors to New Zealand need to be carrying a passport that is valid for at least three months beyond your intended departure date. Many people will qualify for visa-free entry, but depending on your country of origin, some will need to apply for a visa before travelling. You can obtain visa requirements from the New Zealand Immigration Service – www.immigration.govt.nz

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IMPORTANT

Travel insurance vs car insurance - personal travel insurance is a contract between the insurance company and YOU. It is NOT between the rental car company and the insurance company. Therefore you’ll need to negotiate a level of insurance cover with the car company and any claims will be deducted from your credit card. It’s then up to you to reclaim it from your travel insurance company if appropriate.


ACCOMMODATION

RATINGS

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.

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

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

Luxury

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:

ANZCRO

GROUPS ARE YOU PLANNING A GROUP HOLIDAY TO NEW ZEALAND?

Maybe a family, school, sports club or even a special interest trip? ANZCRO would love to help make this a seamless experience for you, because we know co-ordinating groups can be a challenging and frustrating task!

Our team has years of experience in Group Travel arrangements and we are more than happy to tailor an itinerary to suit your group’s particular requirements. If you are looking for: ▪▪ · Private chartered transport (large and small) ▪▪ · University and school ski travel ▪▪ · End of season sports team trip ▪▪ · Conference accommodation and activities ▪▪ · Pre- and post-conference short-break travel arrangements ▪▪ · Special occasion family holiday ▪▪ · plus much more! We can help you plan your journey and provide you with an itinerary from one day to endless days. Contact us at groups@anzcro.com.au Phone 1300 88 55 23

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ITINERARY PLANNING

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.

7 DAYS NORTH ISLAND Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Arrive Auckland

Day 4 Day 5

At Rotorua

FROM

$984

Bay of Islands

At Auckland

Auckland

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

Coromandel Peninsula Waitomo Caves

Rotorua to Wellington 460 km (5 hrs 40 mins)

*

pp

Whakatane Taupō

Day 6 At Wellington Day 7 Depart Wellington

Rotorua Gisborne Napier

Includes

▪▪ 7 days Group O car rental with Apex Rentals^ ▪▪ 6 nights hotel/motel accommodation ▪▪ Auckland Harbour cruise ▪▪ Waitomo Glowworm Caves tour ▪▪ Te Puia admission and cultural performance ▪▪ Polynesian Spa ▪▪ Te Papa 60-minute tour

9 DAYS CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND FROM

Bay of Islands

Coromandel Peninsula

Day 3 At Bay of Islands Day 4 Bay of Islands to Auckland via West

Waitomo Caves

Coast 350 km (5 hrs)

Day 5

Depart Auckland

Taupō

Whakatane Rotorua Gisborne Napier

Includes

▪▪ 5 days Group O car rental with Apex Rentals^ ▪▪ 4 nights hotel/motel accommodation ▪▪ Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock ▪▪ Cape Reinga day trip incl. lunch

180km (2 hrs 30 mins)

*

pp

(3 hrs 40 mins)

Gisborne Napier

Day 4 At Whakatane Day 5 Whakatane to Napier 300km Day 6 At Napier Day 7 Napier to Taupō 145km (2 hrs) Day 8 Taupō to Hamilton (via Matamata)

Whakatane

Wellington

7 DAYS TOP OF SOUTH ISLAND

Wellington

FROM

▪▪ 9 days Group O car rental with Apex Rentals^ ▪▪ 8 nights hotel/motel accommodation ▪▪ White Island tour

▪▪ Art Deco guided walk ▪▪ Half day wine tour

▪▪ Hobbiton movie set tour

Aerial shot of winding roads in New Zealand

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Nelson Hanmer Springs

Glaciers

Te Anau

Mt Cook Queenstown Dunedin

Invercargill

Stewart Island

Arrive at Christchurch and head to Hanmer Springs 140 km (1 hr 50 mins)

Hanmer Springs to Kaikōura 140 km (2 hrs)

Kaikōura to Nelson 412 km (5 hrs 40 mins)

Day 3

Punakaiki

Milford Sound

Day 2

*

pp

180km (2hrs 15mins)

Includes

Day 1

$1,117

Day 9 Hamilton to Auckland 125km (2 hrs)

▪▪ Full-day nature and coastal tour

ITINERARY PLANNING

Auckland

165km (2 hrs 35 mins)

Whangamata

8

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

*

pp

Bay of Islands

Arrive Auckland

Day 2 At Whangamata Day 3 Whangamata to Whakatane (via SH2)

Auckland

Taupō

Day 1 Day 2

FROM

$765

Day 1 Arrive Auckland and head to Whangamata

$1,742

Hamilton Rotorua

Wellington

5 DAYS BAY OF ISLANDS

Picton Kaikoura

Christchurch

Day 4 Day trip - Abel Tasman National Park Day 5 Nelson to Punakaiki 265 km (3 hrs) Day 6 Punakaiki to Christchurch Day 7

285 km (4 hrs)

Depart Christchurch

Includes

▪▪ 7 days Group O car rental with Apex Rentals^ ▪▪ 6 nights hotel/motel accommodation

▪▪ Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa entry ▪▪ Kaikōura whale watch trip

▪▪ Abel Tasman Swing Bridge, Bush & Beach Cruise and Walk


16 DAYS SOUTHERN SCENIC ROUTE FROM

Day 1 Day 2

*

FROM

Kaikoura

$1,972

*

pp

Greymouth

44km (40 mins)

360 km (4 hrs 30 mins)

▪ ▪ ▪ ▪

▪▪ 11 days Group O car rental with Apex Car Rentals^ ▪▪ 10 nights hotel/motel accommodation ▪▪ Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools entry ▪▪ Shotover Jetboat ride

One-way TranzAlpine train journey Skyline Gondola ride and three luge rides Milford Sound Nature Cruise (ex Milford) incl. lunch Larnach Castle and Gardens entrance

Day 1 Day 2

Arrive Auckland

Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8

Rotorua to Wellington 450km (5 hrs 30 mins)

FROM

$3,438 pp

At Wellington Wellington to Picton on Interislander Ferry (3 hrs)

Matamata

$3,483

Christchurch to Twizel 285km (3 hrs 30 mins)

Whakatane

Napier

Day 9 Twizel to Wanaka

Nelson

145km (1 hr 40 mins)

Glaciers Twizel

Day 5

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

Bay of Islands

350 km (5 hrs)

Rotorua

Day 6 At Rotorua Day 7 Rotorua to Napier 220 km

Taupō

Wellington Picton Kaikoura

Christchurch

Queenstown

Depart Queenstown

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 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)

▪▪ Interislander Ferry crossing + car ▪▪ Hassle-Free LOTR Edoras Tour ▪▪ One Ring Two Hour LOTR Tour ▪▪ Mt Aspiring and Glaciers scenic flight ▪▪ Half-day Safari of the Scenes ▪▪ Dart River Wilderness Safari

Nelson

320 km (4 hrs)

to Blenheim Day 11 Blenheim to Christchurch 340 km (4 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

Coromandel Peninsula

Auckland

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

Day 9 At Wellington Day 10 Wellington to Picton (ferry)

*

pp

Arrive Auckland

(2 hrs 40 mins)

Rotorua

At Christchurch

▪▪ 15 days Group O car rental with Apex Car Rentals^ ▪▪ 14 nights hotel/motel accommodation ▪▪ Hobbiton movie set tour ▪▪ Flat Earth Half-Day Middle Earth Filming Locations Tour ▪▪ Weta Workshops There and Back Again Tour

FROM

Day 8 Napier to Wellington

Coromandel Peninsula

Auckland

Picton to Christchurch 330km (4 hrs 20 mins)

^Car hire conditions apply. Please enquire for details.

*

Bay of Islands

Wanaka

▪▪ Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise (ex Manapouri) incl. lunch ▪▪ Milford Sound Nature Cruise (ex Milford) incl. lunch ▪▪ Skyline Gondola ride and three luge rides ▪▪ Franz Josef Hot Pools

Day 3 At Bay of Islands Day 4 Bay of Islands to Auckland via West Coast

Auckland to Rotorua via Matamata 250km (3 hrs 30 mins)

Includes

(2 hrs 17 mins)

Day 15 Greymouth to Christchurch 240 km

22 DAYS BOTH ISLANDS Day 1 Day 2

15 DAYS LORD OF THE RINGS HIGHLIGHTS

At Queenstown

Day 14 Franz Josef to Greymouth 173 km

▪▪ 16 days Group O car rental with Apex Car Rentals^ ▪▪ 15 nights hotel/motel accommodation ▪▪ Return ferry transfers from Bluff to Stewart Island ▪▪ Shotover Jetboat ride

Day 11 Depart Christchurch

Includes

At Queenstown

(3 hrs 45 mins)

Invercargill

Includes

Day 9 At Dunedin Day 10 Dunedin to Christchurch

Dunedin

At Queenstown

Dunedin

(3 hrs 30 mins)

240 km (4 hrs return)

Stewart Island

Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15

175 km (2 hrs)

Day 11 At Queenstown Day 12 Queenstown to Wanaka 68 km (1 hr) Day 13 Wanaka to Franz Josef 286 km

Day 16 Depart Christchurch

Day 8 Te Anau to Dunedin

Invercargill

68km (1hr)

Christchurch

175 km (2 hrs)

Christchurch

Day 10 At Wanaka Day 11 Wanaka to Queenstown

Day 9 Day trip to Milford Sound 240 km (4 hrs) Day 10 Te Anau to Queenstown

Stewart Island

285 km (3 hrs 30 mins)

Te Anau

Te Anau

Day 5 At Queenstown Day 6 Queenstown to Te Anau Day 7 Milford Sound day trip

Aoraki Mt Cook

Mt Cook

350 km (4 hrs 30 mins)

Kaikoura

Franz Josef Glacier Milford Sound

Day 4 Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown

Nelson Picton

Invercargill to Te Anau via Tuatapere 189 km (2 hrs 30 mins)

Day 8 Day trip to Doubtful Sound

Queenstown

Doubtful Sound

(ferry - ex Bluff - 29km, 25 mins)

Day 7

Picton

Glaciers

to Franz Josef (4 hrs 50 mins on train, 3 hrs 30 mins drive) Day 3 At Franz Josef Glacier

Invercargill to Stewart Island (ferry - ex Bluff - 29km 25 mins)

Day 6 Stewart Island to Invercargill Nelson Greymouth

Milford Sound

(2 hrs 35 mins)

Day 5

pp

Day 1 Arrive Christchurch Day 2 Christchurch to Greymouth (train)

Christchurch to Dunedin 360 km (5 hrs)

Day 3 At Dunedin Day 4 Dunedin to Invercargill 205 km

$2,789

11 DAYS CENTRAL SOUTH ISLAND

Arrive Christchurch

Glaciers

Te Anau

Gisborne Napier

Wellington Picton

Greymouth

Milford Sound

Whakatane

Christchurch Aoraki Mt Cook

Queenstown Dunedin Invercargill

Stewart Island

Includes

▪▪ 22 days Group O car rental with Apex Car Rentals^ ▪▪ 21 nights hotel/motel accommodation ▪▪ Hole in the Rock Dolphin Viewing ▪▪ Waitomo Glowworm Caves tour ▪▪ Te Puia Thermal Reserve admission and cultural performance ▪▪ Māori evening hangi and concert ▪▪ Te Papa 60-minute tour ▪▪ Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools entry ▪▪ Shotover Jetboat Ride ▪▪ Skyline Gondola Ride and three luge rides ▪▪ Milford Sound nature cruise (ex Milford incl. lunch) ▪▪ Larnach Castle and Gardens entrance ▪▪ Interislander Ferry + Car

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Rent a better deal We think you should be able to have your cake and eat it too. So as well as convenient on-airport locations which makes picking up your car a breeze, we have a fleet of modern, 5 star ANCAP safety rated vehicles, so the car you drive away in is top-notch too.

ECAR - Economy

CCAR - Compact

ANCAP safety rating

Toyota Yaris or similar

1-3

1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 15 Dec 18 & 5 Jan 19 - 5 Feb 19 16 Dec 18 - 4 Jan 19 & 6 Feb 19 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

4-10

$64

$58

$70

$65

11-20

21+

$45

$60

$54

1 Nov 18 - 15 Dec 18 & 5 Jan 19 - 5 Feb 19 16 Dec 18 - 4 Jan 19 & 6 Feb 19 - 31 Mar 19

$79

$74

$73

$64

$58

$53

$45

IFAR - Intermediate 4WD

Days & Rates

$53

$85

ANCAP safety rating

1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18

1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

1-3

1-3

1 Nov 18 - 15 Dec 18 & 5 Jan 19 - 5 Feb 19 16 Dec 18 - 4 Jan 19 & 6 Feb 19 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

4-10

11-20

21+

$99

$93

$86

$79

$99

$93

$86

$79

$123

$114

$108

$104

$99

$93

$86

$79

Conditions & General Information Rates: Determined by date of pick up for entire hire. A rental day consists of 24hrs. Driver’s Age: Min. 21 years. Additional fee applies for drivers aged between 21-24 years.

Driver’s 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 kms, Basic Insurance (subject to excess), 24hr Emergency roadside mechanical assistance and GST. Accident Damage Excess (ADE): ECAR-FCAR: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$2,990 of any claim. All other car groups it is NZ$3,450. All rates include GST.

Accident Excess Reduction (AER): ECAR: ADE can be reduced to NZ$276 by purchasing AER at NZ$28.75 per day. For all other car groups it can be reduced to NZ$345 by purchasing AER at NZ$28.75 per day. All rates include GST.

Total Protection Package (TPP): The AER excess can be reduced to NIL by purchasing TPP at NZ$35.65 per day. Security Bond: NZ$250

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11-20

21+

$61

$56

$50

$74

$69

$64

$60

$91

$86

$81

$79

$66

$61

$56

$50

FFAR - Premium 4WD

ANCAP safety rating

Days & Rates 1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 15 Dec 18 & 5 Jan 19 - 5 Feb 19 16 Dec 18 - 4 Jan 19 & 6 Feb 19 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

1-3

4-10

$108

$102

$108

11-20

21+

ANCAP safety rating

Toyota Corolla Sedam or similar Intermediate Auto Air Conditioning, Bluetooth, Reversing camera or sensor, Cruise Control, Seats 5, Luggage: 2 large, 2 small

Days & Rates

1-3

4-10

11-20

1 Nov 18 - 15 Dec 18 & 5 Jan 19 - 5 Feb 19

$69

$64

$61

$83

$78

$73

$69

16 Dec 18 - 4 Jan 19 & 6 Feb 19 - 31 Mar 19

$103

$98

$93

$91

$94

$75

$71

$69

1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

LVAR - 8 Seater Van

ANCAP safety rating

Toyota Previa or similar Van, Auto, Dual Air Conditioning, Seats 6 or 8, Bluetooth, USB port Luggage: 2 large, 2 small

Days & Rates

$95

$89

$102

$95

$89

1 Nov 18 - 15 Dec 18 & 5 Jan 19 - 5 Feb 19

$133

$124

$118

$111

$108

$102

$95

$89

16 Dec 18 - 4 Jan 19 & 6 Feb 19 - 31 Mar 19

1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18

1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

1-3

4-10

11-20

One Way Minimum Hire: 3 days. NZ$57.50 incl GST fee applies. No one way fee on rentals of 3 days or more.

$128

$122

$115

$136

$128

$122

$115

$161

$152

$145

$137

$136

$128

$122

$115

Whangarei

RENT 7 PAY 6 OFFER*

Auckland Hamilton

AVAILABLE IN MAY AND JUNE 2019

New Plymouth

Ski Racks and Snow Chains: FREE OF CHARGE if prebooked.

*Rent 7/Pay 6 Offer: Valid for rentals commenced between 01 May and 25 Jun 18. Maximum 1 free rental day per booking. Promotion code ANZCRO746 must be applied to the reservation at time of booking. Thrifty do not guarantee a specific model within the class range. Rental conditions are subject to change. INCLUSIVE RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

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Tauranga Rotorua Taupo Gisborne

Palmerston North

Credit Card Surcharge: 2% + GST for all amounts transacted on a credit card.

Extras (per sector per island): Baby and Child seats NZ$41.40 incl GST. GPS Navigation Unit: NZ$11.50 incl GST. Available at selected locations and a deposit is required.

21+

$136

Airport/Ferry Fee: NZ$51.75 incl GST for Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown airports. NZ$46 incl GST for all other airports including Wellington and Picton ferry terminal. Branch Hours: Thrifty will meet any International arrival flight. City/Downtown locations are open from 8am-5pm Mon-Fri and 9am-12noon Sat. Pre-booked clients are met off ferry crossings between 8am and 6pm. Outside hour’s pickup is subject to availability and a NZ$51.75 fee applies to be paid direct.

21+

$74

1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18

Toyota Highlander or similar Premium AWD, Auto, Air Conditioning, Bluetooth, Reversing camera or sensor, Cruise control, Seats 5 or 7 Luggage: 3 large, 2 small

Medium 4WD, Air Conditioning, Bluetooth, Reversing camera, Park assist, USB port, Seats 5, Luggage: 3 large, 2 small

1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18

4-10

$66

Toyota RAV4 or similar

Days & Rates

ICAR - Intermediate

Toyota Corolla or similar Auto (CCAR) / Manual (ICMR), Reversing camera or sensor, Air Conditioning, Bluetooth, Seats 4 or 5 Luggage:1 large, 2 small

Compact auto, Bluetooth, Cruise Control Air Conditioning 5 Doors, Seats 4 Luggage: 1 large, 2 small

Days & Rates

ANCAP safety rating

Westport

Nelson

Greymouth

Queenstown

Wellington Picton

Blenheim

Hokitika

Christchurch Dunedin

Invercargill

Napier


Toyota Yaris or similar Keri Keri

#A/EDAR Sub Compact Auto, 5 door hatchback Air Condintioning Seats 4/5 Luggage: 2 medium, 1 small

Auckland Hamilton New Plymouth

3-6

1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

$73 $85 $78

7-13

$70 $82 $75

14-20

$64 $77 $69

21+

$60 $73 $65

Rotorua

Napier

Palmerston North Nelson Picton

Greymouth

Days & Rates

Whangarei

Wellington

Christchurch Queenstown Invercargill

Dunedin

Toyota Corolla or similar C/CDAR Compact Auto 5 door hatchback, Air Conditioning Seats 5 Luggage: 2 medium, 1 small

Days & Rates

3-6

1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

$82 $96 $86

7-13

$77 $93 $82

14-20

$71 $89 $77

21+

$69 $85 $74

Budget New Zealand has more than 40 convenient car rental 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.

Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar

Toyota Camry or similar

D/IDAR Intermediate Auto 4 door sedan Air Conditioning Seats 5 Luggage: 2-3 medium

Days & Rates

3-6

1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

$89 $106 $93

7-13

$83 $102 $87

14-20

$79 $99 $83

21+

$77 $95 $81

Days & Rates 1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

3-6

$93 $114 $96

7-13

$89 $110 $93

1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

3-6

$132 $148 $136

7-13

$120 $140 $124

14-20

$116 $135 $120

14-20

$86 $106 $90

21+

$82 $102 $86

Days & Rates

21+

$115 $128 $119

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 mechanical assistance and GST.

Insurance Excess: A, C, G, D, E and H: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$3,000 + GST of any claim. F, P, W, V and K: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$3,750 + GST of any claim. Budget will accept Debit cards with Credit Card facilities (visa and mastercard). Cash is not an option for the bond payment. Insurance Excess Reduction: A, C, G, D, E and H: NZ$25 + GST per day to reduce the excess to NZ$225 + GST. F, P, W, V and K: NZ$29 + GST per day to reduce the excess to NZ$225 + GST. This fee includes Personal Accident and Effects cover. Security/Fuel Bond: A minimum of NZ$100.00 bond will be charged plus total value of any optional extras elected.

3-6

1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

Toyota Rav4 or similar

F/FFAR Automatic, Full Size SUV, Air Conditioning, Seats 5, Luggage: 2 Large, 3 Small

1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18

H/GDAR Executive, Auto Air Conditioning Seats 5 Luggage: 3 large, 1 small

E/FDAR Full Size Auto 4 door Sedan, Air Conditioning, Seats 5, Luggage: 2 small, 2 large.

Holden Captiva or similar

Days & Rates

Commodore SV6 or similar

$98 $119 $102

7-13

$94 $115 $98

1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

3-6

$111 $131 $115

7-13

$108 $127 $112

$91 $111 $95

21+

$87 $107 $91

Toyota Prado or similar W/PFAR Automatic 4WD Petrol/Diesel 4x4 wheel base, Air Conditioning, Seats 5 Luggage: 5 large

P/IFAR Automatic, 4WD Air Conditioning, 4x4 wheel base Seats 5 Luggage: 3 large

Days & Rates

14-20

14-20

$104 $124 $108

21+

$102 $119 $106

Airport/Ferry Fee: NZ$45 + 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: 1-2 days vehicle must be returned to same depot. One Way Rentals: A 3 day minimum for one way hires per island. NOTE: a fee of NZ$50 + GST applies for all one way hires less than 7 days. Credit Card Surcharge: 2-3% for all amounts transacted on a credit card.

Days & Rates 1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

3-6

$161 $164 $165

7-13

$150 $161 $154

14-20

$150 $154 $154

21+

$148 $149 $152

FREE OF CHARGE SKI RACKS & CHAINS* MUST BE PRE-BOKED. BLACKOUT DATES APPLY*

Extras (per island): Baby and Booster seats (no capsules): NZ$13 + GST per day. Max charge NZ$65 + GST. GPS Navigation Unit: NZ$9.95 + GST per day or NZ$49.95 + GST max per week. Ski Racks, Snow Board Racks and Snow Chains: Can be hired for $12.50 + GST per day. These must be requested at time of booking. Christchurch and Queenstown locations only. #EDAR and 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

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Toyota Yaris Group B2 EDAR Economy, Auto 1.3 litre, 5 door Air Conditioning, Seats 4 Luggage: 1 large, 1 small

Kerikeri Whangarei Auckland Hamilton Taupo

New Plymouth

Palmerston North

Picton

Nelson Greymouth

Tauranga Rotorua

Days & Rates

Gisborne Napier

Wellington Blenheim

1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

Christchurch

Queenstown Invercargill

Days & Rates 1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

Mazda 6 or similar

Holden Commodore or similar Group E IDAR

4-6

1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

$86 $111 -

7-13

14-27

$82 $109 -

$79 $107 -

28+

$77 $101 -

Days & Rates 1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

Toyota Highlander Wagon or similar

4-6

$85 $114 $93

7-13

$81 $112 $89

4-6

1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

$100 $125 $103

7-13

$99 $123 $102

14-27

$96 $120 $99

28+

$95 $112 $98

Conditions & General Information Driver’s Age: Min. 21 years (except Group M which is 25 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, Damage/Theft cover (subject to excess) and GST.

Accident Damage Excess (ADE): Each rental is subject to ADE which may be reduced by purchasing an Accident Excess Reduction or MAX cover package. Groups B-G NZ$4,200 incl GST. Groups H-X NZ$5,200 incl GST. Accident Excess Reduction (AER): Purchase of AER cover reduces the excess down to the following: Groups B-G NZ$30 per day incl GST will reduce the excess down to NZ$600 incl GST. Groups H-X NZ$36 per day incl GST will reduce the excess down to NZ$1,000. These daily amounts are non-refundable

Max Cover (MAX): Purchase of MAX cover reduces the excess down to NIL for all categories. Groups B-G NZ$36 per day incl GST. Groups H-X NZ$41 per day incl GST. These daily amounts are non-refundableSecurity Bond: NZ$300 incl GST plus

any fees.

CAR RENTALS

14-27

$78 $112 $87

28+

$77 $103 $85

28+

$61 $78 $62

7-13

$74 $91 $75

1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

4-6

$131 $162 $133

7-13

$128 $161 $131

14-27

$125 $157 $128

28+

$122 $145 $124

Airport/Ferry Fee: From NZ$46-NZ$57.50 incl GST paid direct (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown are the higher charge). Branch Hours: Hertz will meet all arrival flights (go to service counter on arrival).

One Way Rentals: Groups B-H, J, K, M: 1-2 day rentals will incur a one way fee of NZ$210 incl GST. For rentals 3 days or more there is no one way fee. Two Island Hires: Must be a minimum 3 days on each island.

Credit Card Surcharge: 1.99% + GST for all amounts transacted on a credit card.

Extras (Per rental not per island): Infant/Child Booster seat: NZ$59.80 (+ security deposit). Ski Racks: NZ$17.25 per day. Rates incl GST.

Snow Chains: FREE OF CHARGE if prebooked. #Groups B2 (EDAR), J (IFAR), M (PFAR) and K (SVAR) 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.

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28+

$66 $83 $68

Group J IFAR Intermediate 4WD, 2.4 litre. Auto, Air Conditioning, Seats 5, Luggage: 2 large, 2 small

Days & Rates 1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

4-6

$90 $116 $93

7-13

$86 $115 $89

Group M PFAR Premium 4WD, 3 litre, Auto, Air Conditioning, Seats 5, Luggage: 4 large, 2 small

Days & Rates

14-27

$69 $89 $70

14-27

$85 $112 $87

28+

$82 $106 $85

Toyota Previa Minibus or similar

Location Surcharges: Kerikeri and Gisborne NZ$46 incl GST paid direct.

Rates: Determined by date of pick up for entire hire. A rental day consists of 24 hrs.

12

14-27

$64 $82 $65

Toyota Rav4 or similar

Toyota Prado or similar

Group H PWAR AWD Premium Wagon Auto 4.0 litre Air Conditioning, Seats 5, Luggage: 4 large, 2 small

Days & Rates

4-6

$77 $94 $78

Group F FDAR Full Size Auto 4.0 litre Air Conditioning, Seats 5, Luggage: 3 large, 1 small

Intermediate Auto 2.0 - 2.2 litre Air Conditioning, Seats 4, Luggage: 2 large, 1 small

1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19

7-13

$70 $85 $71

Group D CDAR Compact Auto, sedan/hatch, 1.8 litre, Air Conditioning, Seats 4, Luggage: 1 large, 2 small

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.

1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18

$71 $87 $73

Toyota Corolla or similar

Dunedin

Days & Rates

4-6

1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18

Group K SVAR Luxury Minibus, 2.4 litre, Air Conditioning, Seats 8, Luggage: 2 large, 2 small

Days & Rates 1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

4-6

$127 $153 $129

7-13

$124 $152 $127

14-27

$123 $146 $125

28+

$120 $141 $123


Why choose GO Rentals?

• Quality fleet of over 3,000 new or near new vehicles • Best overall value rates and conditions • Rates are inclusive of one way fees, airport access, after hours pick up/drop off* or extra driver fees • Comprehensive All Inclusive option available. Full vehicle insurance with nil excess, GPS navigation system, child car seats, snow chains, and ski/roof racks are all included • Free ferry for the vehicle only on every hire from Christchurch or Queenstown to Auckland • Winners of the 2018 Canstar Blue Customer Satisfaction Award

Zippy - Toyota Yaris or Mazda 2

Auckland City & Airport

Wellington Christchurch Queenstown

Compact - Toyota Corolla Hatch

Auto/Manual 5 door Hatch, 1.3L-1.5L, Air Con, Seats 5, CD Player/ AUX/Some have USB/ BluetoothHD Radio. Luggage: 1 large & 1 small

Days & Rates 1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 19 Dec 18 20 Dec 18 - 28 Feb 19 1 Mar 19 - 30 Apr 19 1 May 19 - 30 Sep 19

3-6

7-13

$45 $50 $62 $56 $40

$43 $48 $60 $53 $37

14-20

$40 $45 $57 $50 $36

21+

$37 $43 $54 $48 $33

SUV - Hyundai Tucson or similar

Auto/Manual 5 door Hatch, 1.8L, Air Con, Seats 5, CD Player/ AUX/USB/Bluetooth, Luggage: 1 large & 2 small

Days & Rates 1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 19 Dec 18 20 Dec 18 - 28 Feb 19 1 Mar 19 - 30 Apr 19 1 May 19 - 30 Sep 19

3-6

$54 $60 $74 $65 $48

7-13

$52 $57 $71 $62 $46

1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 19 Dec 18 20 Dec 18 - 28 Feb 19 1 Mar 19 - 30 Apr 19 1 May 19 - 30 Sep 19

3-6

$95 $100 $112 $103 $95

7-13

$92 $98 $108 $100 $93

14-20

$90 $95 $106 $98 $90

14-20

21+

$49 $54 $68 $60 $44

$46 $52 $64 $57 $41

Intermediate - Toyota RAV-4 or similar

21+

$87 $92 $103 $95 $87

Conditions & General Information Rates: Date of travel determines the rate therefore split season rates will apply. A rental day consists of 24 hours. Driver’s Age: Min. 21 years, no max age.

Driver’s Licence: A valid full English licence must be presented 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, GO Basic Insurance (subject to excess), Airport access fees, Extra driver fee, One way fees, Airport transfers, 24hr AA roadside assistance and GST.

Insurance Excess: Zippy, Compact, Touring, Hybrid, Station Wagon, SUV and Intermediate 4WD vehicles: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$2,500 (NZ$3,500 for drivers aged 21-24yrs) of any claim. Large 4WD, Luxury 4WD, Sport Utility, People Mover and Van vehicles: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$3,500 (NZ$4,500 for drivers aged 21-24yrs) of any claim. A pre authorisation will be obtained for the total amount of the excess as a bond and is payable by credit card only. This bond is fully refundable provided the vehicle is returned on time, to the correct location, undamaged, with a clean interior and a full fuel tank. Underbody or roof damage is not covered by any insurance option.

Auto 4 door Sedan, 1.8L, Air Con, Seats 5, CD Player/ AUX/USB/Bluetooth Luggage: 2 large & 2 small

Days & Rates 1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 19 Dec 18 20 Dec 18 - 28 Feb 19 1 Mar 19 - 30 Apr 19 1 May 19 - 30 Sep 19

3-6

7-13

$60 $65 $81 $73 $53

$57 $62 $77 $68 $50

Days & Rates 1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 19 Dec 18 20 Dec 18 - 28 Feb 19 1 Mar 19 - 30 Apr 19 1 May 19 - 30 Sep 19

3-6

$102 $107 $120 $110 $102

7-13

$99 $103 $115 $107 $99

14-20

$96 $102 $112 $104 $96

14-20

$54 $60 $74 $65 $48

21+

$52 $57 $70 $62 $46

Large 4WD - Toyota Highlander GXL or similar

Auto 5 door, 2.4L, Air Con, Seats 5, CD Player/ AUX/USB/Bluetooth, Reversing Camera, Luggage: 3 large & 4 small

Auto 5 door, 2.0L, Air Con, Seats 5, CD Player/ AUX/USB/Bluetooth, Reversing Camera, Luggage: 3 large & 4 small

Days & Rates

Touring - Toyota Corolla Sedan

21+

$94 $99 $110 $101 $94

Insurance Excess Reduction: Zippy, Compact, Touring, Hybrid, Station Wagon, SUV and Intermediate 4WD vehicles: NZ$20 per day will reduce the excess to NZ$350 (NZ$1,000 21 -24 yrs) OR NZ$28 day will reduce the excess for NIL (NZ$350 21-24 yrs). Large 4WD, Luxury 4WD, Sport Utility, People Mover and Van vehicles NZ$30 per day will reduce the excess to NZ$500 (NZ$1,500 21 -24 yrs) OR NZ$45 day will reduce the excess for NIL (NZ$500 21-24 yrs). Ferry: All vehicles must be taken on the ferry between the North and South Islands and vice versa. The cost of the ferry crossing for the vehicle and passengers is not included in the rates.

Branch Hours: All branches are open 365 days. Auckland Airport from 6am to 10pm. Auckland City Central from 8am to 5pm. Wellington Airport from 7am to 7pm. Christchurch Airport 7:30am to 7pm. Queenstown Airport 8am to 8pm. *After hours pick up/drop offs are not available for the Auckland City or Queenstown Airport Branches. Minimum Hire: 3 Day minimum except for the following: Auckland to Wellington, Queenstown to Christchuch and Christchurch to Queenstown – 5 day min. Auckland or Wellington to Christchurch or Queenstown – 7 day min. Airport Transfers: Airport shuttle transfers are available from the airport to the GO Rentals Airport branches. These are to be requested on arrival by using the appropriate branch freephone number.

Auto 5 door, 3.5L, Air Con, Seats 5, CD Player/AUX/USB/ Bluetooth, Reversing Camera, Luggage: 4 large & 6 small

Days & Rates 1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 19 Dec 18 20 Dec 18 - 28 Feb 19 1 Mar 19 - 30 Apr 19 1 May 19 - 30 Sep 19

3-6

7-13

$139 $129 $146 $132 $139

$132 $123 $140 $127 $132

14-20

$129 $119 $136 $123 $129

21+

$123 $114 $129 $118 $123

Extras: Baby capsules, Child Seat, Booster seat NZ$45 per hire (Children up to the age of 8 years must be restrained). GPS NZ$8 per day. Snow chains NZ$45 per hire. Roof and Ski racks NZ$50 per hire (available on certain vehicles only). All extras must be booked at time of reservation and are paid direct. All extras are included free if the GO rentals Inclusive rates are chosen. 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 vehicle. Snow chains are advised to be prebooked due to limited supply. GO rentals do not guarantee a specific model within the class range. Rental conditions are subject to change. Details of vehicle models other than those indicated are available on request. INCLUSIVE RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

FREE FERRY CROSSING + 25% DISCOUNT HIRE AVAILABLE. A free ferry crossing for the vehicle ONLY on all hires from Christchurch or Queenstown to Auckland available all year. Additionally a 25% discount is applicable to the same hires from 01 March to 19 December anually. Conditions apply.

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Auckland

Picton

Wellington

Christchurch Queenstown Dunedin

Ace Rental Cars is a great option for the budget conscious traveller that wants the freedom to explore the open road. Ace has a range of slightly older, but very well-maintained vehicles that are available for pick up at convenient locations across New Zealand.

Daihatsu Sirion or similar Group A Compact Manual, 5 door 1300 cc Air Conditioning Seats 3/4 Luggage: 2 standard

Days & Rates

4-6

1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 13 Dec 18 14 Dec 18 - 5 Jan 19 6 Jan 19 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

$29 $42 $60 $46 $31

7 - 13

$27 $39 $54 $43 $28

14 - 27

$25 $37 $53 $41 $25

28+

$24 $35 $48 $37 $24

Group C Auto/4 door 1500 cc Air Conditioning Power steering Seats 4 Luggage: 3 standard

Days & Rates

4-6

1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 13 Dec 18 14 Dec 18 - 5 Jan 19 6 Jan 19 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

4WD Subaru Legacy or similar

$41 $52 $68 $57 $43

7 - 13

$37 $46 $66 $52 $39

4-6

1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 13 Dec 18 14 Dec 18 - 5 Jan 19 6 Jan 19 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

$68 $83 $93 $73 $69

7 - 13

$61 $75 $83 $68 $62

14 - 27

$60 $73 $81 $65 $61

28+

$54 $68 $75 $60 $56

Conditions & General Information Rates: Determined by date of pick up for entire hire. A rental day consists of 24 hours. Driver’s Age: Min 18 years.

Driver’s Licence: A valid full English licence must be presented 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 roadside assistance and GST.

Insurance Excess: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$2,000 of any claim. This will be authorised on the client’s credit card upon arrival. Ace only accept credit cards for security on the vehicle. Debit and cash are not accepted. The authorisation will be fully released if the vehicle is returned on time, to the correct location,

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14 - 27

$36 $45 $65 $50 $37

28+

$33 $41 $61 $46 $35

Group D Sedan Auto, 4 door 2000 cc Air Conditioning Seats 5 Luggage: 3 large

Days & Rates

4-6

1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 13 Dec 18 14 Dec 18 - 5 Jan 19 6 Jan 19 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

Toyota RAV4 AWD or similar

Group E Station wagon 4WD Auto/5 speed 2000 - 2400 cc Air Conditioning Seats 5 Luggage: 4 large

Days & Rates

Toyota Allion or similar

Nissan Tiida or similar

$50 $66 $83 $70 $52

7 - 13

$45 $60 $83 $64 $46

1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 13 Dec 18 14 Dec 18 - 5 Jan 19 6 Jan 19 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

4-6

$81 $99 $100 $87 $83

7 - 13

$74 $90 $98 $81 $75

14 - 27

$71 $87 $96 $78 $73

28+

$65 $79 $90 $71 $66

undamaged and with a full fuel tank. If you choose to take out an insurance excess reduction a credit card authorisation is not required.

Insurance Excess Reduction: NZ$19 per day will reduce the excess to NZ$500. NZ$24 per day will reduce the excess to NIL and includes windscreen and tyre insurance. Premium Location Fees: NZ$12 - Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. Road User Charge: NZ$2 - Auckland.

After Hours Fees: NZ$30 – Auckland Airport and Christchurch Airport. NZ$60 – Picton, Queenstown and Wellington. Branch Hours: 8am-5pm daily except Christmas Day.

One Way Minimum Hire: 01 May -22 Dec: 3 days per island. 23 Dec - 30 Apr: 5 days per island.

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$44 $58 $81 $61 $45

28+

$40 $53 $77 $56 $41

Toyota Estima or similar

Group FP SUV Auto 2.5 litre Air Conditioning Cruise Control Seats 5 Luggage: 4 large

Days & Rates

14 - 27

Group G People Mover Auto 2.4 litre Air Conditioning Seats 7/8 Luggage: 3 medium

Days & Rates 1 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 1 Nov 18 - 13 Dec 18 14 Dec 18 - 5 Jan 19 6 Jan 19 - 31 Mar 19 1 Apr 19 - 30 Sep 19

4-6

$79 $93 $132 $90 $82

7 - 13

$73 $85 $120 $82 $74

14 - 27

$70 $82 $116 $79 $71

28+

$64 $75 $107 $73 $65

Credit Card Surcharge: 1.95% for all amounts transacted on a credit card.

Airport Transfers: Free return transfers are available from the Airport/Ferry to the depot during office hours. Also hotels/motels within a 5km radius during office hours. Extras: Child (6 months +) and Booster seats (4 years +) NZ$45 per rental. Snow Chains NZ$40 per rental. Ski Racks NZ$25 per rental. GPS NZ$10 per day.

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 vehicle. Snow chains are advised to be prebooked due to limited supply. Ace do not guarantee a specific model within the class range. *Rental conditions are subject to change.

INCLUSIVE RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.


MOTORHOME ITINERARIES

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.

22 DAY TWO ISLAND MOTORHOME EXPLORER Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9

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

Waitomo

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

Napier

Taupō to Napier 141km (1 hr 53 mins)

Nelson

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

Day 10 Blenheim to Nelson 114km

(1 hr 35 mins)

Nelson region

265km (1 hr 35 mins)

Josef or Fox Glacier 217km (3 hrs 21 mins)

Fox Glacier to Wanaka 173km (3 hrs 41 mins)

629km (1 hr 12 mins)

173km (2 hrs 14 mins)

240km (4 hrs return)

285km (3 hrs 30 mins)

Day 11 Day free to explore Day 12 Nelson to Punakaiki

Rotorua

Taupo

Rotorua to Taupō 81km (1 hr 50 mins)

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

Coromandel Peninsula

Auckland

Punakaki

Wellington Blenheim

15 DAYS SOUTH ISLAND MOTORHOME ADVENTURE

Glaciers

Nelson

Christchurch Milford Wanaka Sound Queenstown Te Anau

Greymouth

Dunedin

Glaciers

Day 13 Punakaiki to Franz Day 14 Franz Josef or

Day 15 Wanaka to Queenstown Day 16 Day free in Queenstown Day 17 Queenstown to Te Anau Day 18 Day trip to Milford Sound Day 19 Te Anau to Dunedin

Day 20 Explore Dunedin Day 21 Dunedin to Christchurch

361km (4 hrs 43 mins)

Day 22 Depart Christchurch

MUST DO'S:

▪▪ Visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves ▪▪ Experience a traditional Māori 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 the tranquil Milford Sound ▪▪ Discover wildlife on the Otago Peninsula

Milford Sound

Hanmer Picton Springs

Tekapo Christchurch

Wanaka Queenstown

Te Anau

Dunedin

Stewart Island

Day 1 Arrive Christchurch Day 2 Christchurch to Hanmer Springs

134km (1 hr 50 mins)

214km (2 hrs 48 mins)

Glacier 173km (2 hrs 41 mins)

(3 hrs 41 mins)

63km (1hr 12 mins)

173km (2 hrs 14 mins)

(4 hrs return)

(3 hrs 30 mins)

(3 hrs 35 mins)

228km (2 hrs 56 mins)

Day 3 Hanmer Springs to Greymouth Day 4 Greymouth to Franz Josef or Fox Day 5 Glaciers to Wanaka 286km Day 6 Day at leisure in Wanaka Day 7 Wanaka to Queenstown Day 8 Day to explore Queenstown Day 9 Day to explore Queenstown Day 10 Queenstown to Te Anau Day 11 Day trip to Milford Sound 240km Day 12 Te Anau to Dunedin 285km Day 13 Dunedin to Lake Tekapo 287km Day 14 Lake Tekapo to Christchurch Day 15 Depart Christchurch

MUST DO'S:

▪▪ Soak in the hot pools at Hanmer Springs

▪▪ Get your thrills on the Shotover Jet

▪▪ Experience a glacier snow Landing

▪▪ Learn about chocolate at the Cadbury Factory

▪▪ Enjoy a Skyline dinner and luge ride

▪▪ Visit the interactive Antarctic Centre

▪▪ Visit Shantytown Heritage Park in Greymouth

▪▪ Cruise the spectacular Milford Sound

▪▪ Enjoy a lake cruise to Moa Island in Wanaka

▪▪ Stargaze at Mt John Observatory

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maui Ultima 2 Berth Capacity: 2 Adults. Description: Auto transmission. Turbo diesel. Power steering, 2 seat belts, Air con. in drivers cab Radio, CD, LCD screen/DVD player. Rear cabin heating - diesel, gas cooker and external slide out BBQ. 110 litre Fridge/ freezer, microwave and sink. Shower and Toilet. Hot and cold pressurized water. All living equipment. Internal walk-through access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.00m, Width 2.04m and Interior Height 1.90m Bedding: 1 Double or 2 singles.

Auckland

Ultima 2BTSM

Christchurch Queenstown

Per Day From

$111

maui Ultima Plus 3 Berth

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!

Ultima Plus 3BTSM

Capacity: 2 Adults, 1 Child. Description: Auto transmission. Turbo diesel. Power steering, 3 seat belts, Air con. in driver’s cab, radio, CD, LCD screen/DVD player. Rear cabin heating diesel, gas cooker and external slide out BBQ. 110 litre Fridge/ freezer, microwave and sink. Shower and Toilet. Hot and cold pressurized water. All living equipment. Internal walk-through access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.00m, Width 2.04m and Interior Height 1.90m Bedding:1 Double or 2 singles (rear) plus one single bed behind driver

Per Day From

$117

maui River 6 Berth

maui Platinum Beach 4 Berth Capacity: 4 Adults. Description: Auto transmission, diesel. Power steering, 4 seat belts, Air con. in drivers cab. Radio, CD, LCD screen/DVD player. Main Cabin heating - Diesel, gas stove, 130-140 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 7.10m, Width 2.80 and Interior Height 2.10 Bedding: 2 doubles. Beach 4BMP

River 6BMPC

Per Day From

$127

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.

Auckland to Christchurch or Queenstown Christchurch to Queenstown or vice versa Christchurch or Queenstown to Auckland

Pick-up between Apr- Sep

NZ$100

Pick-up between Oct - Mar

NZ$250

Pick-up between Apr - Sep

NZ$50

Pick-up between Oct - Mar

NZ$75

Pick-up between Oct - Mar

NZ$150

Depots: 3, Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown. Note: Pick-ups and/or drop off in Queenstown incur an additional fee NZ$95, paid direct (same city pick-up and drop-off - one fee).

Public Holiday Surcharge: NZ$100 surcharge will apply to all rentals picking up/dropping off on National Public Holidays.

Maui Liability Reduction Option: (non refundable) NZ$45 extra per day reduces the liability to NIL. Note: Credit card authority will be taken.

Rates include: All campervans are equipped with “Like a Local” in vehicle tablet with GPS, travel and vehicle user tips and more. Also included is Driver Goes Free into Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Ruakuri Caves and Aranui Caves plus supermarket discount card, travel wallet, 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, Airport transfers. Minimum Hire: 5 days – excludes 20 Dec - 10 Jan which requires a 14 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. Driver’s age: Min. 21 years.

One Way Rentals Fees: A location fee of NZ$95 applies to all campervans picked up or dropped off in Queenstown (for same city collection and return only one fee applies)

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Maui Inclusive Pack: NZ$55 per day and includes Liability Reduction Option (NIL excess), Single vehicle rollover cover, Wifi, including 1GB of data, extra driver fees, Linen exchange, Picnic Table and Chairs (1 per person), Snow Chains if required, Child restraints (on request), Portable Heater if required. Road User Charge Recovery Fee: The Road User fee will apply and the vehicle rates per 100km are as follows: Ultima and Ultima Plus are NZ$6.22 and the maui Beach and River NZ$6.62. These rates are subject to change as governed by New Zealand RTA. Airport Transfers: maui provides free airport to branch and branch to airport transfer on day of arrival and departure for our Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown Branches. Note: No hotel or airport deliveries. Discounts available for hires 21+ days.

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Per Day From

$127

Vehicle Security Deposit: (Deductible) 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, (which will be processed on arrival). Note: Credit card payments incur a surcharge of 2%-4.6%. Deposit and credit card fee both fully refunded if vehicle returned undamaged with a full tank of fuel. Cash is not an option. Note: If using Amex the c.c. fee is not refunded.

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.

Capacity: 6 Adults. Description: Auto transmission, diesel. Power steering, 6 seat belts, Air con. in drivers cab. Radio, CD, LCD screen/DVD player. Main Cabin heating - Diesel and gas stove. 130-140 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: 7.10m, width: 2.38m, interior height: 2.10m. Bedding: 3 double beds.


Venturer 2 Berth

2BTSBV

Capacity: 2 adults. Description: Auto Transmission, Turbo Diesel, Power steering, 2 seatbelts, Air Con in drivers cab, Radio, CD, Rear Cabin heating, mains power, gas stove, 80L-110L Fridge/Freezer, microwave and sink. Shower and toilet. Hot and Cold pressurized water. All living equipment. Internal walk through access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 6.00m-7.20m; Width 2.00m and Interior Height 1.90m. Bedding: 1x Double Bed or 2 x Singles.

Auckland

Discover the freedom and flexibility that a road trip allows with Britz Campervans. With a range of 2 – 6 Berth 2WD Campers, the choice is yours. Choose the road less travelled and roam free. Add on a Britz bike to get back to nature and the great outdoors for a true New Zealand holiday!

Christchurch Queenstown

Per Day From

$67

Venturer Plus 3 Berth

3BTS

Capacity: 2 adults, 1 child. Description: Auto Transmission, Turbo Diesel, Power steering, 3 seatbelts, Air Con in driver’s cab, Rear Cabin heating, Radio, CD, LCD Screen/DVD player, mains power, gas stove, 110L Fridge/Freezer, microwave and sink. Shower and Toilet. Hot and Cold pressurized water. All living equipment, Internal walk through access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.00m; Width 2.00m and Interior Height 1.90m -1.94m Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x Singles plus a single bed.

Per Day From

$72

Britz HiTop 3 Berth

2BB

Britz Explorer Auto 4 Berth

Capacity: 3 Adults. Description: Automatic transmission, diesel, power steering, 3 seatbelts, Radio/CD. Heating and air con in driver's cabin. Gas cooker, fridge, sink, only cold pressurised water, 48 litre fresh water tank, all living equipment and Porta Potti toilet included. Note: No shower. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 5.38m; width 1.93m; interior height 2.10m. Bedding: 1 double and 1 single bed (max weight on top bed 200kg).

4BB

Capacity: 4 Adults Description: Mercedes Benz or Volkswagen vehicles, Automatic, turbo diesel, Power steering, 4 seatbelts, Radio/CD, air con, heating in driver’s cab and heating in rear. Gas stove, shower and toilet, fridge, microwave, sink, hot and cold pressurized water, 82L fresh water tank, all living equipment. Internal walk through access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.25m, Width 2.34m and Interior Height 2.15m. Bedding: 2 doubles.

Per Day From

Per Day From

$57

$83

Britz Voyager 4 Berth

4BBXS

Britz Frontier 6 Berth

Capacity: 4 Adults Description: Toyota Hiace Long wheel base, automatic transmission diesel, power steering, 4 seatbelts. Cooking utensils and crockery Fridge/freezer, gas stove, microwave, sink, cold pressurised water, radio/CD player, 48 litre fresh water tank, air con, heating in driver’s cab and Porta Potti toilet. Note: No shower. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 5.38m, width 1.88m, interior height 2.1m. Bedding: 2 x doubles.

6BB

Capacity: 6 Adults Description: Mercedes Benz or Volkswagen vehicles, Auto, turbo diesel. Air con and heating in drivers cab and heating in rear. Power steering, 6 seatbelts (2 front cab, 4 main cab), Radio/ CD, gas cooker, shower and toilet, fridge, microwave, sink, hot and cold pressurized water, 82L-140L fresh water tank, all living equipment, DVD player with flat screen. Internal walk through access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.10m, width 2.38m, interior height 2.10m. Bedding: 3 doubles.

Per Day From

Per Day From

$57

Conditions and General Information Rates: Date of travel determines the rate, therefore split season rates may apply. Rates charged by calendar day, not 24 hr 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.*

Branch Hours: Daily 8am - 4.30pm All depots closed Xmas Day. Britz requests that clients collecting or returning their vehicle to be in the office by 3:30pm *Note: Pick-ups and/or drop off in Queenstown incur an additional NZ$95 fee, paid direct (same city pick-up and drop-off one fee).

Public Holiday Surcharge: NZ$100 surcharge will apply to all rentals picking up/dropping off on National Public Holidays. Rates include: All campervans are equipped with “Like a Local” in vehicle tablet with GPS, travel and vehicle user tips and more. Also included is Driver Goes Free into Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Ruakuri Caves and Aranui Caves plus supermarket discount card, travel wallet, 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, Airport transfers. Minimum Hire: 5 days Exc: Oct- Mar one way North to South hires: 10 days and all hires 20 Dec - 10 Jan, 14 day min.

Road User Charge Recovery Fee: The vehicle rates per 100km are as follows: HiTop, Voyager, Venturer, Venturer Plus: NZ$6.22. Explorer, Outbounder, Frontier NZ$6.62. Paid on vehicle return. (Note these rates are subject to change as governed by New Zealand’s RTA). One Way Rental Fees: A location fee of NZ$95 applies to all

$88

campervans picked up or dropped off in Queenstown (for same city collection and return only one fee applies) Auckland to Christchurch or Queenstown

Pick-up between Apr-Sep

NZ$100

Pick-up between Oct-Mar

NZ$250

Christchurch to Queenstown or vice versa

Pick-up between Apr-Sep

NZ$50

Pick-up between Oct-Mar

NZ$75

Pick-up between Oct-Mar

NZ$150

Christchurch or Queenstown to Auckland

Vehicle Security Deposit: Deductible.

A: Standard Vehicle Liability: 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, (which will be processed on arrival). Note: Credit card payments incur a surcharge of 2% - 4.6%. Deposit and credit card fee both fully refunded

if vehicle returned undamaged with a full tank of fuel. Cash is not an option. If using AMEX the credit card fee is not refunded.

Britz Liability Reduction Options: (non refundable). Option: Paying NZ$45 extra per day reduces the liability to NIL.

B: Britz Inclusive Pack: NZ$55 per day and reduces Liability Reduction Option (NIL excess), Single vehicle rollover cover, Wifi, including 1GB of data, extra driver fees, Linen exchange, Picnic Table and 1 camping chair per person, Snow Chains if required, Child restraints (on request), Portable Heater if required. Tyre and Windscreen cover. The Britz Inclusive Pack is highly recommended for peace of mind travelling. Airport Transfers: Britz provides free airport to branch and branch to airport transfers on the day of arrival and departure for our Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown Branches. Note: No hotel or airport delivery of vehicles.

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4 Berth Pandora RV (Star RV)

Capacity: 4 Adults or 2 Adults and 2 children Description: Mercedes/VW 2.5 litre diesel, automatic, 3 Burner gas stove, 150 litre fridge, microwave, CD player, LCD monitor/DVD, shower, toilet. Dimensions: Headroom: 2.1m, length: 7.7m, width: 2.3m. Bedding: 2 doubles.

Per Day From

$149

6 Berth Euro Deluxe

2 Berth Euro Tourer

Capacity: 6 Adults or 4 Adults and 2 children. Description: Diesel, automatic, power steering, air conditioning/heating, hot water, 3 burner gas stove, 150 litre fridge, microwave, radio, CD player, LCD monitor/DVD, shower, toilet. Dimensions: Headroom: 2.1m, length: 7.7m, width: 2.3m. Bedding: 3 doubles.

Per Day From

$99 Capacity: 2 Adults Description: Diesel, automatic, power steering, hot water, 3 burner gas stove, 90 litre fridge, microwave, radio, CD player, LCD monitor/DVD, shower, toilet. Dimensions: Headroom: 1.9m, length: 7.1m, width: 2m. Bedding: 1 double.

6 Berth Hercules RV (Star RV)

Per Day From

$80

Capacity: 6 Adults or 4 Adults and 2 children Description: Mercedes/VW 2.1 litre diesel, automatic, 3 Burner gas stove, 150 litre fridge, microwave, CD player, LCD monitor/DVD, shower, toilet. Dimensions: Headroom: 2.1m, length: 7.7m, width: 2.3m. Bedding: 3 doubles.

4 Berth Euro Camper

Per Day From

$150 Capacity: 4 Adults or 2 Adults and 2 children. Description: Diesel, automatic, power steering, air conditioning/heating, hot water, 3 burner gas stove, 110 litre fridge, microwave, radio, CD player, LCD monitor/DVD, shower, toilet. Dimensions: Headroom: 2.1m, length: 7.7m, width: 2.3m. Bedding: 2 doubles.

Per Day From

$95

Conditions and General Information Rates: Date of travel determines the rate, therefore split season rates may apply. Rates charged by calendar day, not 24 hour hire. Drivers Age: Min 21 years.

Driver’s Licence: A valid English format driver’s licence held for a minimum of 2yrs. Depots: Auckland and Christchurch.

Branch Hours: Open 7 days a week, 8am to 4.30pm. Branches are closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.

Public Holiday Surcharge: NZ$100 surcharge will apply to all rentals picking up and/or dropping off on National Public Holidays.

Rates include: Unlimited kms, GST, Vehicle liability of NZ$5,000/NZ$7,500, Complimentary campground guides, Linen and Bedding, Kitchen equipment/utensils, Towels and Airport transfers. Minimum Hire: 7 days. Between 15 Dec - 10 Jan a minimum rental period of 14 days applies. Between 1 February 2019 to 12 February 2019, a minimum rental period of 10-days applies forall vehicles with shower and toilet.

One Way Rentals: The following one way fees apply: North to South Rentals: Pick up 01 Apr to 30 Sep a one way fee of NZ$100 applies. Pick up 01 Oct to 31 Mar a one way fee of NZ$300 applies. South to North Rentals: 01 Apr to 31 Oct no one way fee applies. Pick up 01 Nov to 31 Mar a one way fee of NZ$250 applies. Vehicle Security Deposit: Deductible Standard Liability: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$5,000/NZ$7,500 of any claim (Consult the Rental Agreement for a full list of

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conditions). This is payable by credit card only (which is processed on arrival) Note: Credit card payments incur a surcharge of 2% - 4.5%. Reduction Option 1: Clients can choose to pay NZ$30 extra per day to reduce the liability to NZ$2,500 (credit card only and this is processed immediately).

Reduction Option 2: (VIP cover including Value Pack) Clients can choose to pay NZ$45 extra per day to reduce the liability to NIL.

Value Pack: NZ$65 per day (max charge NZ$3,250). The Value Pack for campervan rentals is payable per day in addition to the daily rate. This includes VIP Cover, Unlimited Windscreen and Tyres, Undercarriage Damage, Initial set of Toilet Chemicals, Pre-purchased Gas Bottle, Snow Chains (on request), Camp Chairs, Camp Table, damage and Baby or Booster Seats (on request).

Road User Recovery Fee: Will be calculated and collected on return of the vehicle based on the kilometres travelled during the hire. The fee per 100km is as follows: Hitop and Endeavour NIL, 2 Berth S/T + Vivid Camper NZ$6.22, 4 and 6 Berth NZ$6.62. LPG Gas Refill Fee: The gas bottle is provided full. A service fee is payable on pick up between NZ$25-35 which allows you to return the gas bottle empty. Extras: (per rental, paid direct) Baby/Booster seats NZ$35 (Children under 6mths cannot be accommodated in the Motorhomes), Camp Chairs NZ$17 each, Camp Table NZ$24, Stock Plus GPS NZ$10 per day (up to max of NZ$100), Snow Chains NZ$50 Note: No hotel or airport deliveries. Vehicles cannot be requested by make or model.


Deuce 2 Berth Capacity: 2 Adults Description: Turbo diesel, Auto or Manual (transmission type cannot be requested) 2 seatbelts. gas stove, fridge, microwave, sink, shower and toilet, pressurized hot and cold water, cooking utensils, Radio/ CD Player Vehicle Dimensions: length 5.90-7.20m, width 2.00-2.05m, interior height 1.83-1.93m and exterior 2.533.00m Bedding: 1 double or 2 singles. Note: Min 21 years of age.

Per Day From

$40

Auckland

Christchurch Queenstown

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.

Double Down - 4 Berth Capacity: 4 Adults Description: Power steering, Automatic transmission, 4 seatbelts, gas stove, fridge, microwave, sink, cooking utensils, AM/FM Radio, CD Player, pressurised cold water. Vehicle Dimensions: length 5.48m, width 1.89m, exterior height 2.80m Bedding: 2 Double beds (max weight for top bed 200kg) Note: Min 18 years of age.

Per Day From

$36

Big Six - 6 Berth

Double Up - 4 Berth Capacity: 6 Adults Description: Turbo diesel, Auto or manual (cannot be requested), 6 seatbelts, gas stove, fridge, microwave, sink, shower and toilet, pressurized hot and cold water, cooking utensils, Radio/ CD Player. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 6.80m-7.70m, width 2.20m-2.32m, interior height 2.00m-2.15m, exterior height 3.03m-3.50m Bedding: 3 Doubles Note: Min 21 years of age.

Capacity: 4 Adults Description: Turbo diesel, Auto or manual. (cannot be requested), 4 seatbelts. Gas stove, fridge, microwave, sink, shower and toilet, pressurized hot and cold water, cooking utensils, Radio/CD Player. Vehicle Dimensions: length 6.80-7.22m, width 2.20-2.28m, interior height 2.00-2.15m and exterior height 3.03-3.50m. Bedding: 2 Doubles. Note: Min 21 years of age.

Per Day From

Per Day From

$36 Conditions and General Information Rates include: All campervans are equipped with “Like a Local” in vehicle tablet with GPS, travel and vehicle user tips and more. Also included is Driver Goes Free into Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Ruakuri Caves and Aranui Caves plus supermarket discount card, travel wallet, 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. 24 hr breakdown service, Airport transfers. Driver’s age: Drivers must be 18 years of age or over and have a full open licence. (Min 21 years for Deuce and Double Up).

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.

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 Note: Pick-ups and/or drop offs in Queenstown incurs an additional NZ$95 fee on toilet-shower campervans only, paid direct (same city pick-up and drop-off - one fee).

Public Holiday Surcharge: NZ$100 surcharge will apply to all rentals picking up/dropping off on National Public Holidays. Minimum Hire: 5 days. All campervan rentals collected

$53

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. One Way Rentals Fees: A location fee of NZ$95 applies to all campervans picked up or dropped off in Queenstown (for same city collection and return only one fee applies) Auckland to Christchurch or Queenstown Christchurch to Queenstown or vice versa Christchurch or Queenstown to Auckland

Pick-up between Apr-Sep

NZ$100

Pick-up between Oct-Mar

NZ$250

Pick-up between Apr-Sep

NZ$50

Pick-up between Oct-Mar

NZ$75

Pick-up between Oct-Mar

NZ$150

cover *, Camping Chairs (1 per person travelling), Camping Table, Road User Charge Recovery Fee and Child restraints (on request). Road User Recovery Fee: The vehicle rates per 100km are as follows: Deuce, Double Down NZ$6.22, Double Up and Big Six NZ$6.62. Paid on vehicle return.

Airport Transfers: Complimentary. Auckland Complimentary coach every 30 mins during office hours. Christchurch and Queenstown Airport, free phone for shuttle during office hours. Note: No hotel or airport delivery of vehicles.

Vehicle Security Deposit: Deductible.

A - Accident Liability Options: The client is responsible for the first NZ$3,500 for 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 (processed on arrival). Note: Credit card payments incur a surcharge of 2%-4.5%. Deposit will be fully refunded if vehicle is returned undamaged with a tank of fuel. Cash payment is not available. B - Inclusive Pack: For an extra NZ$39 per day for Double Down (max charge NZ$1,450) or NZ$49 per day for all other campervans (max charge NZ$1,950) in addition to the daily rental rate. The Inclusive Pack includes: NIL Liability Reduction, Tyre and Windscreen

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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 Custom Transfers - a business class chauffeured service, available nationwide. The Custom Transfers luxury sedan or mini coach service includes ‘meet and greet’ services for all airport pickups and transfers.

Airport to Central City v.v. One way Service Auckland Hamilton Rotorua Hastings Napier Wellington Nelson Blenheim Christchurch Dunedin

COACH TRAVEL

Queenstown Valid till Sep 19

& AIRPORT TRANSFERS 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, covering all parts of the country. Coaches are modern, spacious comfortable with air-conditioning and free WiFi. Great Sights is the premium brand, utilising 5 star coaches with reclining seats, free WiFi on board restroom facilities and individual reading lamps. Drivers also provide a full and informative commentary.

South Island Destinations

Duration Approx.

Christchurch to Dunedin

6 hours

Christchurch to Mt Cook

5 hrs 20 mins

Christchurch to Picton

5 hrs 20 mins

Christchurch to Kaikōura

2 hrs 40 mins

Christchurch to Lake Tekapo

3 hours

$68 $208 $74 $42 $66

8 hours

$324

10 hrs 30 mins

$107

9 hrs 20 mins

$297

Christchurch to Wanaka (via Mt Cook)

Christchurch to Te Anau

Christchurch to Queenstown (via Mt Cook) Picton to Kaikōura

2 hrs 15 mins

Picton to Nelson

2 hrs 10 mins

Nelson to Greymouth

6 hours

Greymouth to Franz Josef

3 hrs 40 mins

Greymouth to Fox Glacier

4 hours

Dunedin to Queenstown

4 hrs 15 mins

Dunedin to Te Anau

4 hrs 30 mins

Dunedin to Invercargill

3 hrs 15 mins

Franz Josef to Queenstown

8 hrs 30 mins

Franz Josef to Wanaka

7 hours

Fox Glacier to Queenstown

8 hrs 15 mins

Queenstown to Mt Cook

4 hours

Queenstown to Wanaka

1 hour 30 mins

Queenstown to Te Anau

2 hrs 10 mins

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Per Adult

$46 $47 $111 $78 $86 $61 $65 $61 $155 $115 $148 $156 $45 $80

COACH TRAVEL AND AIRPORT TRANSFERS

North Island Destinations

Duration Approx.

Per Adult

Auckland to Paihia

4 hours 30 mins

Auckland to Hamilton

2 hours

Auckland to Waitomo Caves

4 hours

Auckland to Rotorua

4 hours

Auckland to Taupō

4 hrs 40 mins

Auckland to Thames

1 hr 40 mins

Auckland to New Plymouth

6 hrs 20 mins

Auckland to Napier

7 hrs 10 mins

Auckland to Wellington

10 hours

Auckland to Whakatane

6 hrs 45 mins

Hamilton to Rotorua

1 hr 30 mins

National Park to Auckland

6 hours

National Park to Wellington

5 hrs 45 mins

Rotorua to Napier

3 hrs 30 mins

Rotorua to Taupō

1 hour 30 mins

Rotorua to Waitomo Caves

2 hours 30 mins

Wellington to Rotorua

7 hrs 15 mins

Wellington to Taupō

6 hours

Wellington to Napier

5 hours

Wellington to New Plymouth

6 hours 30 mins

$72 $39 $111 $80 $78 $37 $100 $120 $136 $81 $58 $82 $82 $82 $43 $76 $148 $132 $90 $90

Children 2-12 yrs – 67% of adult fares. One infant per adult, under 2 years, free of charge not occupying a seat. Valid till Sep 19.

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Shuttle Transfer Per Person

Custom Transfers Incl. Meet and Greet 1 - 2 people

Mini coach Exclusive charter incl. Meet and Greet Up to 11 people

$42 $30 $29 $50 $25 $30 $25 $32 $30 $44 $30

$166 $119 $119 $119 $119

$175 $119 $119 $132 $107 $132 $107 $113 $132 $175 $132


Auckland

FIND TIME WITH

INTERSLANDER

Wellington Picton

Christchurch

Interislander is New Zealand’s ferry service, linking the North and South Island of New Zealand with up to 10 crossings a day across the Cook Strait. Find time to relax and enjoy a

glass of locally produced wine and freshly prepared food. There’s always the opportunity to upgrade to the Interislander Plus lounge for a little extra indulgence. Enjoy the freedom to go where you want, and bring whatever you want. If your vehicle can carry it, we can too!

One Way Adult Child (2-17 yrs) Interislander Plus Car up to 5.5 metres Camper up to 5.5 metres Vehicle 5.6 - 6.0 metres Vehicle 6.1 - 6.5 metres Vehicle 6.6 - 7.0 metres Vehicle 7.1 - 7.5 metres

Jul - Nov 18

Dec 18 - Mar 19

Apr 19 - Sep 19

$70 $40 $42 $187 $202 $246 $290 $335 $379

$75 $41 $49 $206 $237 $282 $336 $370 $414

$70 $40 $42 $187 $202 $246 $290 $335 $379

Most Common Ferry Departure Times (Aug 18 - Jun 19) Depart Wellington

Arrive Picton

Depart Picton

Arrive Wellington

9.00am 2.45pm

12.30pm

9.05am

12.35pm

5.55pm

10.45am

1.55pm

5.00pm

8.30pm

2.00pm

5.30pm

8.30pm

12.00am

6.45pm

9.55pm

3.30am

7.00am

10.15pm

1.45pm

Please use this timetable as a guide only. Times are subject to change due to scheduled maintenance.

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SEE THE BEST OF NEW ZEALAND BY

TRAIN GREAT FEATURES ON-BOARD TO ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE

To make the most of the spectacular scenery, our air conditioned carriages feature oversized windows combined with unique skylight roof windows for a truly panoramic view. ▪▪ Relax in specially designed seating configured either in pairs around tables, or as recliners that can be rotated to face whichever direction the train is travelling.

Discover the heart of New Zealand when you travel by train. There’s a

spectacular range of scenery waiting for you – rugged coastlines, winding

rivers, towering mountains, and untouched alpine landscapes. Watch it all

roll by in purpose-built scenic carriages with enormous panoramic windows,

an on-board licensed café, and open-air viewing carriage. The Great Journeys of New Zealand operates three unique train services across the North and South Island - the Northern Explorer, Coastal Pacific and TranzAlpine. Each journey offers a unique way to experience New Zealand.

▪▪ Below the floor, advanced smooth-glide air suspension means a smooth and quiet ride. ▪▪ The carriage windows are made of non-tinted, non-reflective glass – ideal for taking photos through. There is also an outside viewing car where nothing gets between you and a great photo, every time. ▪▪ Keep track of the journey with an automated at-seat journey commentary via headphones, plus route information displayed on the overhead video screens. ▪▪ When it’s time for something to eat or drink, the café car is the place to sample unique and tasty local cuisine, washed down with renowned New Zealand wines or boutique beers.

WANT TO DO IT ALL? If it’s difficult choosing between rail trips, why not do the lot? Our range of through fares connect North and South Island destinations by combing the Coastal Pacific train with the Interislander Ferry or a Sounds Air scenic flight.

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TRAINS

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Northern Explorer – Auckland to Wellington or vice versa.

▪▪ World Heritage Views – see Mount Ruapehu, one of three active volcanoes in the World heritagelisted Tongariro National Park.

The historic main trunk line takes you through the North Island’s heartland - lush green farmland, native forests, stunning river gorges, and across New Zealand’s volcanic plateau.

▪▪ Follow the dramatic Rangitikei Gorge with the help of huge viaducts.

▪▪ Hug the picturesque Kapiti coastline as you head to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital.

Highlights include:

Operates a 6 day timetable.

▪▪ The world-famous Raurimu Spiral, a feat of railway engineering designed in 1898 enabling the train to climb 221 metres in less than 6 kilometres.

Departs Auckland on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Departs Auckland 7:45am, arrives Wellington 6:25pm.

Departs Wellington on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Departs Wellington 7:55am, arrives Auckland 6:50pm.

Stops at Auckland, Papakura, Hamilton, Otorohanga (Waitomo), National Park, Ohakune, Palmerston North, Paraparaumu and Wellington.

▪▪ Lush green King Country landscapes hills fit for Hobbits.

Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington or vice versa.

Jul - Sep 18

Oct 18 - Mar 19

Apr - Sep 19

$179 $126

$211 $147

$188 $132

Adult Child (2-17yrs)

TranzAlpine – Christchurch to Greymouth or vice versa.

Zealand’s West Coast.

▪▪ The view from the open-air viewing carriage, perfect for photo opportunities.

Rated as one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys, this 224km trip includes 16 tunnels and viaducts as it traverses the Southern Alps that form the backbone of the South Island.

▪▪ The on-board commentary that really brings the trip to life. Operates Daily (except Christmas Day). Departs Christchurch 8:15am, arrives Greymouth 1:05pm.

Highlights include:

Departs Greymouth 2:05pm, arrives Christchurch 6:31pm.

▪▪ The rolling farmlands of the Canterbury Plains.

▪▪ Spectacular mountains and gorges of the great divide.

Stops at Christchurch, Rolleston, Darfield, Springfield, Arthur’s Pass, Otira, Moana and Greymouth.

▪▪ River valleys and lush beech rainforest of New

TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth or vice versa. Adult Child (2-17yrs)

Jul - Sep 18

Oct 18 - Mar 19

Apr - Sep 19

$188 $133

$222 $157

$197 $140

Auckland

Hamilton

Tongariro National Park

Palmerston North

Picton Greymouth

Kaikōura

Arthur’s Pass Christchurch

Wellington

Coastal Pacific – Picton to Christchurch or vice versa. This memorable journey between Christchurch and Picton hugs the ruggedly beautiful coastline and travels through 22 tunnels and across 175 bridges, including New Zealand’s only combined road-rail bridge.

Highlights include: ▪▪ Views of some of New Zealand’s finest wine growing regions.

The Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch or vice-versa. Adult Child (2-17yrs)

Note: Infants (0-2 years) travel free of charge. Child (2-17 years) rates available. Rates for other point-to-point journeys available on request.

▪▪ The rich patchwork farming landscape of the Canterbury Plains.

▪▪ The surging Pacific Ocean.

▪▪ The picturesque Kaikōura Ranges.

▪▪ The chance to see amazing wildlife such as dolphins, seals and penguins.

▪▪ The tiny seaside town of Kaikōura renowned for its whale watching. Due to earthquake damage Coastal Pacific is expected to resume late in 2018. Please check with your travel agent for further information.

Jul - Sep 18

Oct 18 - Mar 19

Apr - Sep 19

$166 $116

$166 $116

$166 $116

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NEW ZEALAND

SHORE EXCURSIONS AUCKLAND

LT56CS Auckland Sightseeing, Harbour Cruise and Sky City A morning sightseeing tour of Auckland including all the city highlights and some great photo opportunities. The city tour is followed by a visit to The Sky Tower with admission to the tower, providing breathtaking 360 degree views of Auckland. In the afternoon you will enjoy a 90 minute harbor cruise on the Waitemata Harbour, with great views of the city and the harbor bridge from the water.

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

LT56CS Tour

$160

BAY OF ISLANDS

LT55CS Auckland and West Coast Wine Tour

The New Zealand wine industry was founded by settlers from the Mediterranean coast of Croatia over 100 years ago.The area is steeped in local wine history and features many heritage wineries, both small to medium sized and a wide range of different types of grapes growing in optimum conditions. The tour will also take in some spectacular WestCoast scenery including the rugged Tasman Sea coastline.

Child

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

$80

LT55CS Tour

$175

(under 15 yrs)

LT50RCS Bay of Islands with Russell and Waitangi Treaty Grounds Visit Experience the very best of the Bay of Islands, explore Paihia, Russell, Karikeri, Haruru Falls and the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Enjoy the return ferry crossings from Paihia to Russell and following your exploration of this historic township you will travel through to Kerikeri with its original Mission House and Stone Store. On your return to Waitangi there will be a stop at the Haruru Falls. There will be time for some lunch at Waitangi prior to a fully guided tour of the Treaty Grounds followed by a Māori Cultural Performance.

Child

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

$95

LT50RCS Tour

$155

(under 15 yrs)

TAURANGA

LT59CS Hobbiton Day Tour

A day tour, from Tauranga, to see the famous Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Movie set. On your arrival at ‘Midddle Earth’ and the Shires Rest your guide will recount the fascinating details of how the magical Hobbiton set was created. The 44 Hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn, the Mill, Bilbo’s home, the Party Tree and other structures created for the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and Hobbit films. You can buy lunch at the Green Dragon pub used in the movie before returning to Tauranga.

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

LT59CS Tour

$169

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CRUISE SHORE EXCURSIONS

LT58CS Tauranga and Rotorua Day Tour with Te Puia

A full day tour, from Tauranga, to experience both the sights and geothermal wonders of Rotorua.In Rotorua enjoy a Māori cultural performance in an authentic Marae at Te Puia, see the native Kiwi bird in its nocturnal habitat. Sightseeing through Rotorua including the historic Bathhouse and Government Gardens, the Blue Baths and Polynesian Spa. The tour includes Tauranga and Mount Maunganui Sights.

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

$119

LT58CS Tour

$169

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$80

NAPIER

Child

(under 15 yrs)

Child

(under 15 yrs)

LT60CS Napier and Hawkes Bay Highlight Tour Tour highlights will include various locations around Hawkes Bay, (Napier and Hastings Cities and beyond) with the very unique story of the region from the early settlement to the 1931 earthquake, one of New Zealand’s largest natural disasters, through to today’s Art Deco City, with the world famous “National Tobacco Building”. Enjoy 360 degree views from the highest driveable lookout in the region, Te Mata Peak, views include snowcapped Mt Ruapehu.

Child

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

$120

LT60CS Tour

$110

(under 15 yrs)

Child

(under 15 yrs)

$75


WELLINGTON

LT61CS Wellington Half Day Sightseeing

Half day tour of New Zealand’s capital city and home to Parliament. Nestled in a magnificent harbour the city shoreline features a mix of contemporary and historical architecture. Stunning views of the city can be enjoyed from Mt Victoria. Visit the famous Beehive and parliament buildings, and Old Saint Paul’s Cathedral Complete the tour with a drive around the rugged scenic bays of the harbour. A ride on the iconic cable car is an optional extra, but well worthwhile.

Operated by Leisure Tours LT61CS Tour

Adult

$75

PICTON

LT62BCS Half Day Lord of the Rings City Tour

This half day tour is the best way to see Wellington’s Lord of the Ring locations with a knowledgeable specialist guide. Around the city the tour takes in Courtenay Place and the Embassy Movie theatre Visit Mt Victoria for some magnificent views of the city and harbour. Then tour the Wellington film studios and post production facilities, including the Weta Workshop and the brand new ‘Windows into Workshop’ exhibition; a guided tour of the physical prop-making and makeup side of the studio.

Child

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

$38

LT62BCS Tour

$110

(under 15 yrs)

LT63CS Marlborough Wine Tour

A relaxing small group tour, maximum of 11 passengers, of the Marlborough Wine Region. Famous for its grassy, aromatic Sauvignon Blancs and full bodied oak barrelled Chardonnays together with a wide range of other wine varieties. Visiting 5-6 wineries with tastings. The tour will also visit the Makana Boutique Chocolate Factory with tastings.

Child

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

$55

LT63CS Tour

$130

(under 15 yrs)

Child

(under 15 yrs)

$75

AKAROA / CHRISTCHURCH

LT65CS Christchurch and Banks Peninsula Sightseeing

A sightseeing tour, from Akaroa to Christchurch, with breathtaking scenery on-route of Akaroa Harbour, Lakes, Southern Alps and the Canterbury Plains. A stop at the Botanical Gardens followed by a tour of Christchurch’s old CBD and earthquake Damage. There will be a break in the newly rebuilt central city to explore on foot and time for lunch. The tour also takes in Sumner, Lyttleton Harbour and magnificent views from the Sign of the Takahe prior to returning to Akaroa.

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

LT65CS Tour

$85

LT66CS Akaroa/Christchurch Tour with Antarctic Centre

A sightseeing tour, including the International Antarctic Centre, departing Akaroa for Christchurch with breathtaking scenery on-route. In Christchurch and following a stop at the botanical gardens join us on a brief sightseeing tour of the badly earthquake damaged city Centre. Then onto The International Antarctic Centre, featuring the atmosphere of Antarctica with a snow and ice experience, the blue penguin encounter and an exhilarating Hagglund ride. Return to the cruise ship late afternoon.

Child

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

$45

LT66CS Tour

$145

(under 15 yrs)

LT68CS Akaroa/Christchurch Tour with Jet Boating

Discover Christchurch, and Banks Peninsula with breathtaking scenery on route, together with a the trill of jet boating on the braded Waimakariri River. The tour includes a stop at the Botanical Gardens followed by a sightseeing of the central city of Christchurch. The tour then moves on to the Waimakariri River for a Jet Boat ride “The Braded Blast” on the snow-feed river, where your experienced driver will speed and spin through the shallow river flats that are sometimes only centi­ meters deep. Time for some lunch prior to returning to Akaroa.

Child

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

$80

LT68CS Tour

$175

(under 15 yrs)

Child

(under 15 yrs)

$90

DUNEDIN

Tour LT70SCS Dunedin Sightseeing, Larnach Castle and Speights Brewery

Experience the very best Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula has to offer with a shore excursion offering a combination of a visit to the famous and one of the oldest breweries in New Zealand, Speight's Brewery and their new brewery tour with tastings of course. You will travel out onto the Otago Peninsula for a guided tour of Larnach Castle and its grounds. The day includes sightseeing through Dunedin City taking in the highlights of the city with an entertaining and informative commentary.

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

LT70SCS Tour

$165

ADDITIONAL SHORE TOURS ARE AVAILABLE! Please Enquire for options

LT71CS Taieri Gorge Railway and Dunedin Sightseeing

From Port Chalmers transferred to Dunedin’s Railway Station, travel by train through the spectacular. Taieri Gorge to Pukerangi, across wrought iron viaducts and through tunnels carved by hand more than 100 years ago. A great train journeys of a by-gone era, with numerous photo stop. Back in Dunedin an entertaining and informative tour of the city awaits which will include Otago University, Botanical Gardens, Historic Buildings, and the world’s steepest street.

Child

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

$95

LT71CS Tour

$175

(under 15 yrs)

LT70DCS Dunedin Sightseeing, Larnach Castle with Dunedin’s Chinese Garden and Otago Early Settlers Museum An unique opportunity to experience the very best Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula has offer. Combining a Dunedin City Sightseeing tour followed by a tour out onto the Otago Peninsula for a guided tour of Larnach Castle and its grounds. On the return back to central Dunedin a stop will be made at Dunedin’s Chinese Garden and adjacent to the Chinese Gardens is the Otago Early Settlers Museum which there will be time to explore this amazing attraction with over 100,000 exhibits.

Child

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

$80

LT70DCS Tour

$135

(under 15 yrs)

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Child

(under 15 yrs)

CRUISE SHORE EXCURSIONS

$70

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ACCOMMODATION

COLLECTIONS

Rainforest Holiday Park, Franz Josef Glacier

Sunset Motel, Fox Glacier

GOLDEN CHAIN Golden Chain Accommodation is New Zealand’s premier motel group with more properties in more locations. All motels are chosen for their location, value and host qualities. Motels offer studios and/or 1 and 2 bedroom self contained units, off-street parking and continental breakfast. Each Golden Chain Motel has its own distinct character, often reflecting the local environment. With such a great selection you will always find something that suits your preference and budget.

SELECT A HOLIDAY PARK 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.

Per Room Self Contained Cabin Standard Cabin

Jun - Sep 18

Oct 18 - Sep 19

$119 $79 $53

$140 $82 $54

Jun 18 - Apr 19

Per Room Studio (1 - 2 people) 1 Bedroom (1 - 3 people) 2 Bedroom (1 - 4 people)

May 19 - Sep 19

Standard

Superior

Standard

Superior

$165 $198 $239

$192 $224 $269

$148 $177 $218

$169 $198 $239

+ A surcharge applies to some Select a Holiday Park properties at certain times of the year - please ask your consultant for more details. * Open dated - powered sites only. Minimum purchase 5 nights. Extra person rates paid direct.

Note: Studio vouchers can be open dated for ‘freewheeling’ travel - however 1 and 2 bedroom units must always be pre-booked due to demand. (ANZCRO highly recommends pre-booking all room types during summer and school holidays). Open dated Standard to Superior level upgrades and upgrades from Studio to 1 and 2 bedroom units are easily handled by paying a small surcharge direct to the property. Ohakune summer rates apply year round. Oct Apr a surcharge applies for Fox and Franz Josef Glacier properties.

Jeda Lodge, Tauranga

Punakaiki Resort

Powered Site

GO KIWI HOTEL COLLECTION

SELECT A B&B

Go Kiwi Hotel Collection incorporates over 115 hotels (from 3 to 5 star) from a variety of brands, in over 50 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.

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 150 properties throughout New Zealand, Select-a B&B properties are diverse in their characteristics and locations.

Per Room Twin double Bronze Silver Silver+ Gold Gold+ Platinum Platinum+

Jul 18 - Sep 18

Oct 18 - Sep 19

$174 $193 $227 $255 $283 $312 $379

$178 $197 $232 $260 $289 $318 $387

A’La Carte

Prices on Request

Talk to your travel consultant for further details.

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Per Room Twin double Bronze Silver Gold Gold Plus Platinum Platinum Plus Diamond

Jul 18 - Sep 18

Oct 18 - Apr 19

May 19 - Sep 19

$153 $171 $202 $227 $266 $338 $388

$171 $200 $234 $259 $306 $368 $424

$159 $179 $209 $236 $276 $352 $403

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.


CITY OF SAILS This modern, vibrant city is New Zealand’s largest and a melting pot of culture, particularly from the South Pacific nations. The city is nestled between the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours meaning Aucklanders are never more than 30 minutes' drive from the coast-making it an aquatic playground aptly hailed as The City of Sails.

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Yachts racing in Auckland Harbour

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

AUCKLAND TO:

27 Aug - 2 Sep 2018 – New Zealand Fashion Week

Paihia 240 km, 3 hrs 30 mins

28 Oct 2018 – Auckland Marathon

» Dozens of beautiful beaches ranging from the wild black-sand beach of Muriwai to the golden-sand beaches around Takapuna.

Thames 115 km, 1 hr 45 mins

1-4 Nov 2018 – Taste of Auckland

Rotorua 235 km, 3 hrs 20 mins

2-4 Nov 2018 – New Zealand Supersprints

Waitomo 200 km, 3 hrs

26 Nov - 2 Dec 2018 – New Zealand Flower and Garden Show

Lake Taupō 280 km, 4 hrs Napier 423 km, 6 hrs Wanganui 454 km, 6 hrs 30 mins Gisborne 499 km, 6 hrs 10 mins

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» Auckland Harbour – stroll around Viaduct Basin with its cafés, bars and restaurants, or take to the water on a harbour cruise or thrilling racing yacht.

1-13 Jan 2019 -ASB Classic Tennis Tournament Mar 2018 Pasifika Festival

» Explore the easily accessible off shore islands of Rangitoto, Tiritiri Matangi, Kawau or Waiheke. » Auckland Botanic Gardens, Parnell Rose Gardens and Eden Gardens.

Wellington 660 km, 9 hrs 30 mins

» Panoramic views along Tamaki Drive, home to some of Auckland’s most prestigious houses.

Auckland City to Airport 21 km

» Tour some of the region's 80 wineries.

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Torbay Browns Bay Albany Mairangi Bay

CBD - CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT

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2

Papatoetoe

Airport

Newton

GR AF TO NB RID GE

Takanini

Hotel

2

Superior BONUS: Children 12yrs and under stay FREE*

3

Executive Extra Person

Jul Sep 18

$200 $225 $38

Oct 18 Apr 19

$238 $263 $38

City Lodge

AUCKLAND CITY

May Sep 19

$207 $232 $38

Flashpackers

Standard Double Superior Queen Quad Room

5

AUCKLAND CITY

Jul Sep 18

$107 $125 $150

Oct 18 Mar 19

$124 $144 $188

Per Room From Standard Room BONUS: FREE 24 hour airport transfers and Free WiFi in rooms and hotel.

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Auckland City Hotel - Hobson St

Hotel / Self Cont

Standard Room BONUS: Children under 12yrs stay FREE!*

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Studio with Kitchen 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4)

Jul Sep 18

$144 $159 $281

Oct 18 Mar 19

$166 $180 $324

Per Room From Studio from BONUS: Children under 12yrs stay FREE!*

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$198 $243 $274

May Sep 19

$189 $232 $262

Hotel

One Bedroom Two Bedroom from

Jul Sep 18

$189 $212 $261

Oct 18 Apr 19

$224 $249 $297

Adina Apartment Hotel

May Sep 19

$186 $210 $253

Hotel / Self Cont

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.

Apr Sep 19

$159 $174 $309

Deluxe Room

$180 $221 $249

Oct 18 Apr 19

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.

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

Superior Room

Jul Sep 18

Best Western President Hotel

Apr Sep 19

$112 $138 $163

Hotel

Locally owned and operated, this hotel is less than 3km from the airport and only a 20-minute drive from the CBD. Free 24-hour shuttle transfers, free car parking and up to 10 days of car storage. Amenities include complimentary WiFi, bike hire, award-winning restaurant and lounge bar, swimming pool, gym, drycleaning service and guest laundry, and gift shop.

Outstanding value, quality, and convenience in the heart of Auckland City, close to the Aotea Centre and a 10-minute walk to SkyCity. Each room has a private ensuite, fridge, flat screen TV, internet access, and tea/coffeemaking facilities. 24-hour reception, guest laundry, communal kitchen, games area, off-site fitness club, and internet café.

Per Room From

Auckland Hospital

Jet Park Airport Hotel

AUCKLAND AIRPORT

This award-winning 4.5-star hotel offers stylish accommodation only 2km from the airport, close to attractions such as Villa Maria Winery, Butterfly Creek, and Rainbow’s End. Airport shuttle service operates 24/7 (charges apply). Guest amenities include a gym, indoor heated pool, on-site restaurant and bar, 24-hour reception and room service, free WiFi, and car parking.

Per Room From

Auckland Domain

Grafton

Manurewa

Sudima Auckland Airport

AUCKLAND AIRPORT

ALB ERT

East Tamaki

Manukau

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Whitford

University of Auckland

Albert Park

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Otahuhu

Titirangi

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Cockle Bay

Botany Downs

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18

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Pakuranga

WES T

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Mt Wellington

Onehunga

WEL LESL EY S

17

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Lynfield

Howick

Tamaki

Penrose

10

VICTORIA ST

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Ellerslie

Royal Oak Mt Roskill

New Lynn

Remuera

11 8

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Greenlane

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Glen Eden

Mt Eden

Glendowie

6

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Avondale

Orakei Newmarket

Ponsonby

Victoria Park

St Heliers

QUA Y ST EAST

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Henderson

Kohimarama

CUS TOM S ST

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C ANZA

Mt Albert

Mission Bay

FAN SHA WE S T HALSEY

Western Springs

Waiheke Island

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CBD

Herne Bay

Te Atatu

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Devonport

HO VIN BS CE ON NT ST

Northcote

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UPP ER Q UEE N ST REE T

Birkenhead Massey

Maritime Museum America’s Cup Village

Que ens Wha rf

North Shore City

Bledisloe Wharf

Ferry Berth

Capta in Co ok W harf Mars den Wha rf

Wynyard Quarter

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Takapuna

NEL SON ST

Glenfield

Hobsonville

Wairau Park

Motutapu Island

MAYORA

Whenuapai

Rangitoto Island

Prin cess Wha rf

Milford

Per Room From Studio Room BONUS: Children under 12yrs stay FREE*

Premium Studio Room 1 Bedroom Apt

Jul Sep 18

$230 $258 $295

Oct 18 Apr 19

$290 $318 $370

May Sep 19

$253 $284 $325

*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 Grand Chancellor

Hotel / Self Cont

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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).

Jul Sep 18

Per Room From

$191 $218 $53

Studio 1 Bedroom Suite Extra Person

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Oct 18 Mar 19

$204 $231 $53

Rydges Hotel

Per Room From

$191 $218 $53

Studio Room Executive Studio One Bedroom

10

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Jul Sep 18

Superior Room BONUS: Children 12yrs and under stay FREE*

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Deluxe City View Room

Premium Harbour View King

$235 $254 $322

Oct 18 Mar 19

$299 $357 $415

Heritage Auckland

Apr Sep 19

One Bedroom Two Bedroom Three Bedroom

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Twin/Double BONUS: Children under 14yrs stay FREE!*

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1 Bdrm Deluxe (1-2) Extra Person

Jul Sep 18

$249 $312 $69

Oct 18 Mar 19

$349 $415 $69

SKYCITY Hotel

Apr Sep 19

$257 $322 $69

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 Premium Room Premium Suite Extra person

Jul Sep 18

$256 $370 $51

Oct 18 Mar 19

$350 $476 $51

Apr Sep 19

$290 $417 $64

$183 $218 $253

$253 $288 $323

Apr Sep 19

$228 $244 $288

Hotel

Jul Sep 18

$313 $463 $525

Oct 18 Apr 19

$425 $563 $638

CityLife Auckland

May Sep 19

$325 $475 $575

Hotel / Self Cont

Located in the CBD, it’s a short stroll to the city’s best restaurants, bars, and attractions such as the Sky Tower, Britomart precinct, Viaduct Harbour and ferry terminal. Guest amenities include free WiFi, gym, indoor heated lap pool, 24-hour room service, restaurant and bar, dry cleaning and laundry service, and valet parking (paid direct).

Set in a historic landmark building with grand sweeping views of the Waitemata Harbour. Close to city attractions and venues such as SkyCity, the Viaduct, Auckland Art Gallery, and a huge array of shopping and dining. Free WiFi, indoor lap pool and spa, rooftop swimming pool, two gyms, tennis court, restaurant and bar, 24-hour room service, and valet car parking.

Per Room From

Oct 18 Mar 19

Swiss Belsuites Victoria Park

Per Room From

$259 $280 $354

Hotel

Jul Sep 18

Located in the heart of the vibrant city, only a five-minute walk from SkyCity Casino, Auckland Convention Centre, and Viaduct Harbour. Enjoy unparalleled hospitality and luxury in spacious, comfortable, and modern suites. World-class restaurants are just steps from the door, or take advantage of in-room delivery service. Secure on-site car parking.

An urban oasis in the heart of the city, Rydges is a vibrant mix of London sophistication, Sydney cool, and New York style. Located only a short stroll from Viaduct Harbour, SkyCity, a huge selection of shopping and eateries, thriving nightlife, and much more. Facilities include a restaurant and bar, gym, 24-hour reception, free WiFi, laundry service, and car parking.

Per Room From

Hotel

Ideally located in the CBD, just 30 minutes from Auckland Airport and a five-minute stroll to the best city attractions including Aotea Square, the Viaduct, The Civic, and Sky Tower. Discover diverse dining options and boutique shopping at Britomart, only 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel. Amenities include kitchen facilities, washer/dryer and unlimited free wi-fi. Onsite parking available.

Apr Sep 19

Hotel

Ramada Suites Auckland

Per Room From Twin/Double BONUS: Children under 14yrs stay FREE!*

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1 Bdrm Deluxe (2) 2 Bdrm (1-4)

Jul Sep 18

$256 $322 $599

Oct 18 Mar 19

$360 $431 $810

SKYCITY Grand Hotel

Apr Sep 19

$262 $315 $612

Hotel

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.

Per Room From City View Harbour View Luxury Suite

Jul Sep 18

$323 $368 $538

Oct 18 Mar 19

$427 $471 $642

Apr Sep 19

$328 $404 $582

Central Auckland from Kingsland Photo Credit: Chris McLennan *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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Stamford Plaza Auckland

Hotel

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Experience 5-star luxury at this premier city accommodation. The CBD location affords easy access to highlights such as the Sky Tower, Viaduct Harbour, plentiful worldclass eateries and shopping. Guest amenities include two restaurants and a lobby bar, wireless internet access, indoor heated swimming pool, spa, sauna, a techno gym, and valet parking (paid direct).

Per Room From Superior Room BONUS: Complimentary WiFi

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Executive Room Executive Suite

Jul Sep 18

$269 $319 $582

Oct 18 Mar 19

Hotel

Classic Room Superior Room Luxury Room

WAIHEKE ISLAND

Jul Sep 18

$340 $441 $522

Oct 18 Mar 19

Deluxe Harbour View Bow Suite

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Watermark Studio Apartments

$374 $485 $574

Self Contained

2 night minimum over weekends.

WAIHEKE ISLAND

Jul Sep 18

$332

Studio

Oct 18 Apr 19

$369

Halo House

May Sep 19

$338

$500 $609 $1,334

Hotel De Brett

Per Room From Classic Room Rates include Petit dejuener Breakfast, welcome dinner drink and WIFI

WAIHEKE ISLAND

Apr Sep 19

$372 $481 $1,142

Boutique Hotel

Superior Room Boutique Suite

Jul Sep 18

$427 $492 $596

Oct 18 Apr 19

$429 $544 $673

Delamore Lodge

May Sep 19

$470 $541 $655

Boutique Lodge

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 award-winning wines, heated infinity pool, cave-like Jacuzzi, sauna, day spa, complimentary WiFi, and car parking.

A 40-minute scenic ferry ride from the city; this accommodation is set above Oneroa Bay, with Little Oneroa Beach only 300m from your studio. Enjoy beautiful, everchanging bush and sea views in this relaxing haven. Only a short stroll to the village with its shops, cafes and restaurants, wine bars, and galleries. Free WiFi, and car parking provided.

Per Room From

Oct 18 Mar 19

A unique luxury boutique hotel experience in the heart of the city. The stylish guest rooms have each been individually designed and complemented with eclectic furniture, New Zealand art and photography. Amenities include an on-site restaurant, two bars, 24-hour room service, valet parking, and in-room health, beauty and massage treatments.

Apr Sep 19

$441 $542 $623

$370 $479 $1,203

Hilton Guest Room

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

Jul Sep 18

Per Room From

$269 $319 $582

Hotel Grand Windsor

Hotel

Positioned 300m out to sea at the end of Princes Wharf, this contemporary hotel offers central city accommodation every room and suite offering floor to ceiling windows and balconies. Amenities include a fitness room, jogging track, outdoor lap pool, seafood restaurant, bar, wireless internet access, and valet parking (paid direct). Accessible rooms and facilities available.

Apr Sep 19

$332 $382 $644

Hilton Auckland

Per Room From INCLUDES: Pre-dinner drinks with canapĂŠs, gourmet breakfasts, ferry terminal transfers on arrival and departure.

Suite B&B 2 Bdrm Apt B&B (1-4)

Juln Sep 18

$886 $1,477

Oct 18 Apr 19

$1,402 $1,861

May Sep 19

$929 $1,575

Boutique

BONUS: Includes breakfast, free WiFi, free parking

A brand new heavenly escape offering 6 individually crafted bedrooms, central courtyard oasis, spa pool, air-conditioned and located on 18 acres of native bush with panoramic views, just a short ferry ride from Auckland but a true get away from it all. A perfect island escape to rest and relax or explore nearby vineyards, restaurants, beaches and nature walks.

Per Room From Heavenly bedroom

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May - 30 Sep 19

$557

$369

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Waiheke Island, Auckland Photo Credit: Miles Holden *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.


FULLERS AUCKLAND AND 360 DISCOVERY CRUISES Half-Day Waiheke Island Wine Tour - This vineyard tour combines world-class wine with the beautiful surroundings of Waiheke Island. On arrival to the island you’ll be greeted by your tour driver, who will transport you to the picturesque Mudbrick Vineyard where you will enjoy premium wine tastings. Cable Bay Vineyards, the next vineyard en route, offers some of Waiheke's best views. Here you'll enjoy tastings of their beautiful wines and indulge in a platter of some mouthwatering snacks. Last stop, with further wine tastings is Te Motu vineyard, where you will get to know the rich, complex Bordeaux-style wines a little better. You can choose to use your complimentary All-Day Bus Pass to further explore the island. Rangitoto Volcanic Explorer Tour - Hop aboard

this 4WD tour and learn about Rangitoto’s fiery past. Journey through the largest pohutukawa forest in the world, a treasured fern glen, and rugged lava terrain as you make your way to the base of the summit of Rangitoto. From there it’s a 900m walk along a scenic boardwalk to the top. Here you’ll be rewarded with 360-degree views of Auckland City and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. Your guide will accompany you back to the road train to continue the commentated tour, taking in the western side of the island and back to your return sailing. Note: No shops are located on the island so visitors must take food and drink with them or purchase onboard the vessel.

Tiritiri Matangi Island Tour - Surrender your senses to the beauty and magic of Tiritiri Matangi Island, situated in the Hauraki Gulf and only a 75-minute ferry trip from Auckland. From the moment you step onto the island to the moment you leave, you will be entranced by the serenade of gentle bird song and the lush native bush. Tiritiri Matangi is one of the world’s most successful volunteer conservation projects. It has been re-vegetated with around 300,000 native trees and consequently 12 of New Zealand’s endangered birds and three reptile species have been re-introduced. Experience a guided walk provided by the supporters of Tiritiri Matangi.

Half Day Waiheke Island Wine Tour Rangitoto Volcanic Explorer Tour Tiritiri Matangi Island Tour

Adult

Child (5-15 yrs)

$136 $67 $83

$33 $46

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

Adult

Child (4-11 yrs)

Auckland City and West Coast Tour with a Māori guide

$277

$139

AUCKLAND SEAPLANES Rangitoto Circuit Scenic Flight - You will experience the North Shore beaches, including a volcanic lake, Auckland’s famous Harbour Bridge, fly past the Sky Tower, the City centre and the commercial harbour, then fly out to have a stunning look into the crater of Rangitoto, Auckland’s newest and most impressive volcano. Beautiful views and a rather different perspective on Auckland make this package our most popular. Duration: 40 mins (18 mins flying time)

Gulf Island Scenic Flight - We venture further than Rangitoto and you get to witness the sheer beauty of Rakino Island, 'The Noises' and Waiheke with its vineyards, mega mansions and pure beaches. To top it all, on the way back you will have an unobstructed and amazing view of downtown Auckland. This trip is for people who want to explore more than just the beaten track. Duration: 60 mins (30 mins flying time)

ADVENTURE CAPITAL BIKE TOURS

Waiheke Highlights - Join us on this super fly, zip, dine and cruise highlights tour. Experience the flight of a lifetime, take on the challenge of ziplining through New Zealand forest, taste and dine at one of the top vineyards of Waiheke, Stonyridge, and relax on a cruise back to Auckland Harbour. Duration: Full-day tour including transfers.

Explore, discover and learn about Auckland on our fun, active informative bike tours. Many more tours available in Auckland and Wellington.

Auckland Waterfront - Our most popular tour, the route heads east past Queens Wharf, Ports of Auckland, Okahu Bay, Kelly Tarlton’s and Sir Michael Joseph Savage Memorial before arriving at Mission Bay - a beautiful golden sand beach with safe swimming and stunning harbour views. Includes private guide and bike hire.

Waiheke Easy Ride - This tour follows an easy biking route along beautiful coastal paths, and incorporates

a short hike and wine tasting at an iconic winery on the island. Price includes private guide, bike hire, return ferry tickets, wine tasting, picnic lunch and bottled water.

Per Person

Auckland Waterfront Waiheke Easy Ride

2 people

3-5 people

$129 $385

$119 $320

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AJ HACKETT SKywalk and SkyJump: SkyWalk and and SkyJump offer the ultimate 360 degree views of Auckland, with

a view over two oceans, volcanos, landmarks and a guide to tell you all about it. Standing on Auckland's most famous landmark, the Sky Tower, you will see all that the city has to offer. A free gift and free Sky Tower pass will be included.

Skywalk 360: A guided tour around the SkyTower’s pergola. Walking along the 1.2m walkway with nothing but air on either side. Test yourself (if you dare) on the glass plank 192m above the ground.

Dare to Jump into Auckland: This is 'base jumping by wire' - thrill seekers simply step off at Level 53, then fall fast and smooth to land feet first. Look and Leap Combo – SkyWalk and SkyJump: Challenge yourself to complete BOTH thrilling Sky

Tower adventures – the SkyWalk and SkyJump! Walk the 1.2m-wide walkway around Auckland’s famous Sky Tower then… JUMP OFF the Sky Tower – base jump by wire… 192m straight down!

AMERICA’S CUP SAILING AND AUCKLAND HARBOUR CRUISING Pride of Auckland and Sail New Zealand offer world-class sailing and dining options on Auckland’s beautiful Waitemata Harbour. All options include an informative commentary plus a hands-on opportunity to steer the yacht.

Harbour Sailing Cruise with Lunch – Departs (Oct-Mar) daily at 1pm, returns 2.30pm, includes a tasty Pride Special picnic box lunch.

Harbour Sailing Cruise – Departs daily at 3.15pm, returns 4.45pm. Morning departures available on request.

Includes tea/coffee and muffin. Also departs at 1pm during summer.

Dinner Cruise – Departs 6pm all year, duration 2.5 hrs. This is the best time of day to experience Auckland’s magnificent harbour. Dinner includes some traditional kiwi favourites.

America’s Cup Sailing Experience – A unique opportunity for you to participate in sailing on these grand prix racing machines. Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders, or simply sit back and enjoy the action as we sail beautiful Auckland Harbour. No previous experience necessary. Departs daily (usually afternoons), check times when booking. Duration 2 hours.

Auckland Bridge Climb - Experience an unforgettable adventure that goes under, around, up and over

the historic Auckland Harbour Bridge. Custom engineered walkways provide a safe, enjoyable and easy-going experience while listening to commentary from your tour guide. Take in the mesmerising views and photo opportunities. Minimum age/height - 7yrs and 120cm, weight - 35kg to 150kg.

Auckland Bridge Bungy (40m) - Home to the world’s first harbour bridge bungy jump and only ocean touch. The exclusive ‘bungy pod’ is suspended under the bridge and equipped for every bungy jump option ankle tie, body harness, and tandem. Minimum age/weight - 10yrs and 35kg, max weight 150kg.

Operated by Explore Limited

Adult

Child (5-15 yrs)

Harbour Sailing Cruise with Lunch

$112 $93 $136 $174

$75 $57 $93 $122

Harbour Sailing Cruise Dinner Cruise America’s Cup Sailing Experience

A unique Auckland adventure with exclusive access to the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Operates 8.30am - 5pm in summer and 4pm in winter. Incl. free transfers from Maritime Museum at 9am, 11.30am and 2.30pm. Covered footwear must be worn. Climb suits and wet weather gear are provided for bridge climbers. Min. weight 35kg for either option. Both Auckland Bridge activities have free transport from the Maritime Museum, bookings are essential.

Operated by AJ Hackett Skywalk 360 (Child 10-15yrs) Dare to Jump into Auckland (Child 10-15yrs) Look and Leap Combo - SkyWalk and SkyJump Auckland Bridge Climb (Child 7-14 yrs) Auckland Bridge Bungy (Child 10-14yrs)

Adult

Child

$150 $225 $290 $130 $165

$120 $175 $290 $90 $135

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!

WAITOMO AND HOBBITON EXPERIENCE Today you will discover the real Middle-earth. This full-day tour includes a fascinating two-hour guided tour around beautiful farmland that was transformed into The Shire. You will see Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill, and other structures from the movie. Also included is a guided tour of the world famous-Waitomo Caves. Departs: 8am and returns 6.45pm OR 8am and returns 5.30pm (Nov to Mar only – GS16HW).

Adult

Operated by GreatSights

Adult

Child

Waitomo and Hobbiton Experience (GS16HW)

$345

$172

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EcoZip Experience (no ferry) Zip, Wine and Dine (includes ferry)

$119 $274

Child (8 - 16 yrs)

$79 $274

Family (2AD + 2CH under 16)

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BUSH AND BEACH DAY TOURS

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.

General Admission (GA) GA + Highlights Tour GA + Māori Cultural Performance GA + Māori Cultural Performance + Highlights Tour

Adult

Child (under 15yrs)

$25 $35 $45 $55

$10 $20 $20 $25

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, lunch, free drink in the Green Dragon, and souvenir. Departs: 7am, returns 3pm.

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.

Full-Day Best of Both Worlds - Experience the best

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

Orbit Dinner (Child: 4-14yrs)

Full-Day Hobbiton Express - Let Bush and Beach

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.

SKY TOWER

General Admission (Child: 6-14yrs)

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 32 years.

$27

$94

Child

$12

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.

Caves and Kiwi (Full-Day) – Join a small-group tour of the Ruakuri cave system (max. 18 people, 90 minutes underground) followed by a guided walk through primeval rainforest with an eco-tour guide and buffet lunch at a local farm. Finish at the Otorohanga Kiwi House and watch Kiwi interact with the keeper. Departs: 7am and returns to Auckland approx. 6.30pm. Minimum 2 adults required.

Black Water Rafting and Kiwi (Full-Day) – Leap over cascading waterfalls and glide along an underground river in the Ruakuri cave system on an inner tube whilst enjoying the glowworm show on the galleries above (time underground approx. 1 hour). Then re-join the above tour for a BBQ lunch and visit to a kiwi house. Must be over 45kg and over 12 years of age. Departs: 7am and returns to Auckland approx. 6.30pm. Minimum 2 adults required.

$37 Full Day Hobbiton Express (Child: 4-14yrs) Half Day Auckland City Revealed (Child: 2-11yrs) Half Day Wilderness Experience (Child: 2-11yrs) Full Day Best of Both Worlds (Child: 2-11yrs) Full Day Caves and Kiwi (Child: 2-11yrs) Full Day Black Water Rafting and Kiwi (min 12yrs)

Adult

Child

$305 $82 $160 $235 $315 $345

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MAGIC BROOMSTICK TOURS Magic Broomstick Tours has been teaching people to ride the fabulous Segway Personal Transporter and taking guided tours around Auckland’s historic village of Devonport since 2008. So we know what it takes to teach people how to safely ride this 'State of the Art' machine, to have FUN, and explore all the best places that make Devonport Village unique and exciting. Segways are suitable for those 10 years old and over on short rides and 13 years and over on full tours. No prior experience is needed as you’ll be given full instruction and plenty of practice time before leaving on your tour/ride. It’s only a 12-minute ferry ride or a 30-minute drive from downtown Auckland and you’ll arrive in Devonport where the fun begins. Helmets are provided. Jackets and gloves during winter are available. Comfortable closed shoes highly recommended Segways run daily. Segway recommend a weight restriction of between 45kgs and 120kgs. We cannot include pregnant women.

Per Person

Fun Family Ride – 1 hour Taste of Segway – 1 hour Mt Victoria Scenic tour – 2 hours North Head Historic Tour – 2.5 hours

$60 $90 $120 $150

AUCKLAND HOP ON HOP OFF The Auckland Hop On Hop Off Explorer sightseeing tour visits Auckland’s 14 Big Attractions with full commentary. With buses departing every 30 minutes (hourly in winter) the all-day bus pass allows the passenger to get off and on all our buses all day for the one price. With city bus stops at Civic Centre on Wellesley Street, Sky City on Victoria Street and Philips Corner/Princes Wharf.

Operated by Explorer Bus

Adult

Auckland Hop On Hop Off

$40

Child (4-16yrs)

$18

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TOURS FROM AUCKLAND VISIT NEW ZEALAND'S TOP DESTINATIONS WITH GRAY LINE

Depart daily from Auckland. Travel with us to New Zealand's most popular destinations. Tours include complimentary hotel transfers. Child age (5-14 yrs) / Infant (0-4 yrs) - Free.

WAITOMO AND ROTORUA DELUXE DAY TOUR - FULL DAY

AUCKLAND CITY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR This award-winning three-hour sightseeing tour covers Auckland’s scenic highlights including the central city, the Harbour Bridge, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Domain and the waterfront. Optional extras are available, including entrance to the Sky Tower or Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium. Full tour commentary from our driver guide in English, with multilingual headsets available in Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese. Departs 9.45am daily.

Tour GS01

Adult

Child (5-14 yrs)

$69

$34

Set off on a full-day luxury coach tour from Auckland and take in the beauty of the world famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, with their impressive limestone rock formations and twinkling glowworms. Eat a delicious lunch as you travel to Rotorua, then visit the Agrodome for an introduction to New Zealand farming life. At Te Puia, enjoy a Māori concert with beautiful harmonies, poi dance and the famous haka (war dance), and see artists at work creating traditional wood carvings and weaving. You’ll also visit the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley, home to the famous Pohutu geyser and boiling mud pools, before returning to Auckland. Tour includes morning tea, boxed lunch and evening snack. Full commentary in English. Multilingual headsets available in Mandarin, Spanish and Japanese. Overnight options also available, or replace Agrodome tour with Polynesian Spa thermal pool visit, Gondola ride or Zorb experience. Departs 7.30am, returns 8.15pm.

Tour GS16AL Tour 7RSKY (Gondola) Tour 7RPOLY (Thermal Spa) Tour 7RZORB

SPECTACULAR AUCKLAND - FULL DAY The history and awe-inspiring sites of Auckland come together to make this a thoroughly fulfilling tour, giving a splendid overview of New Zealand's largest and most vibrant city, the 'City of Sails'. The day starts with a three-hour luxury coach tour of Auckland’s highlights, followed by a scenic harbour boat cruise and a visit to the Sky Tower, where you’ll enjoy stunning views over the city. Full tour commentary in English. Multilingual headsets available in Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese. Departs 9.45am, ends at the Sky Tower approximately 3.30pm.

Tour GL01TC

Adult

Child (5-14 yrs)

$148

$74

Adult

Tour GS9N (with Cruise) Tour GS9 (with Cruise and Lunch)

Travel aboard our deluxe five star coach to the famous Hobbiton Movie Set for a guided tour. See highlights like hobbit holes, the Party Tress and of course Bilbo and Frodo’s house Bag End. Your tour also includes a delicious buffet lunch and a drink at the Green Dragon Inn. Next, visit the enchanting Waitomo Glowworm Caves for a 45-minute guided tour through impressive underground caverns. Your tour includes a magical boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto, gliding along an underground river with twinkling glowworms overhead. Return to Auckland in the evening. Full tour commentary is provided in English. Departs 07.00am, returns 7.00pm.

Adult

Child (5-14 yrs)

$345

$172

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$190 $249 $286 $306

Child (5-14 yrs)

$95 $124 $143 $153

WAITOMO, ROTORUA AND TAUPŌ - TWO-DAY TOUR

HOBBITON AND WAITOMO CAVES - FULL DAY

AUCKLAND

$167 $167 $182 $172

Travel north of Auckland to one of New Zealand’s most beautiful locations – the Bay of Islands, located in Northland, surrounded by 144 smaller islands. We have a number of Bay of Islands tours available. From a visit to Waitangi Treaty Grounds where Māori and the Europeans signed the Treaty of Waitangi and the viewing of a large Māori war canoe, to a ferry ride to Russell. For tours 11C and 11CL, replace your ferry trip to Russell with a highspeed catamaran cruise via the Bay of Islands to the famous Hole-In-The-Rock on Percy Island. Whales, dolphins, and hundreds of sea birds are common sights during this trip. Full tour commentary in English. Multilingual headsets available in Mandarin, Spanish and Japanese. Departs 7.30am, returns 8:00pm.

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THE BAY OF ISLANDS DAY TOUR - FULL DAY

Tour GS9RNW (Russel Mini Tour)

Tour GS16HW

Adult

$335 $335 $364 $345

Take two days to explore the best of the Central North Island, staying in luxury accommodation overnight. From Auckland, travel to Waitomo Caves and marvel at the shimmering glow-worms and amazing limestone caverns. Continue to Rotorua and see impressive geysers, bubbling mud pools, stirring Māori performances and a trip to a working New Zealand farm. On day two, travel by mini coach to beautiful Lake Taupō, New Zealand’s largest lake. Stops include Wai-O-Tapu geothermal wonderland, Huka Falls, the Honey Hive and Lava Glass factory. Return transport to Auckland provided. Full tour commentary in English. Multilingual headsets available in Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese. Departs 7:30am, Ends 8:15pm on day 2.

Per Person (based on Twin Share)

Tour 08T

$826


NORTHLAND & THE BAY OF ISLANDS Cape Reinga

North Cape Waitiki Landing

Northland Doubtless Bay Taupo Bay

Coopers Beach

Bay of Islands

Kerikeri Ferry Rawene

Hokianga Harbour

Matauri Bay

Whangaroa

Herekino

Omapere

Tauranga Bay

Mangonui

Opononi

Russell

Paihia

Kaikohe

Whananaki Matapouri

Hikurangi

Waipoua

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Kamo Whangarei

Tutukaka Ngunguru Bay Tikipunga

Piha Manakau Harbour

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Auckland

Clevedon Papakura Clarks Beach Pukekohe Waiuku

AUCKLAND TO:

12-15 July 2018 – Russell Birdman Festival

» The hot springs of Waiwera, and vineyards of Matakana and Warkworth.

Whangarei 167km, 2 hrs 15 mins WHANGAREI TO: Paihia 66km, 1 hr

19 Oct 2018 – Coastal Classic: annual yacht race from Auckland to Russell 06 Oct 2018 – ‘it’ Bay of Islands Food & Wine Festival March 2019 - Bay of Islands Musical Festival

» 26m-high Whangarei Falls, arguably New Zealand’s most photographed waterfall. » AH Reed Memorial Kauri Park with its 500-year-old Kauri trees and treetop boardwalk – Whangarei.

» Cruising through the 144 islands that make up the beautiful Bay of Islands. » Dive the wreck of the Rainbow Warrior. » Wild and natural Ninety Mile Beach, perfect for fishing and sand tobogganing. » Moody Cape Reinga where the Pacific Ocean meets the Tasman Sea.

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10-12 Aug 2018 – Bay of Islands Jazz & Blues Festival

» Diving around the highly acclaimed Poor Knight Islands, accessed from Tutukaka.

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DRIVING DISTANCES: Paihia via East Coast 240km, 3 hrs 20 mins

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Home to our most important historic site, the Waitangi Treat 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.

Twin Coast Discovery Route

Ruakaka Waipu Waipu Cove Maungaturoto Mangawhai Heads Matakohi Paparoa Mangawhai Ruawai Goat Island Kaiwaka Wellsford Kaipara Pahi Leigh Harbour Matakana Warkworth Kawau Island South Head Snells Mahurangi Beach Hauraki Waiwera WhangaparaoaGulf Peninsula Parakai Waiheke Island Rangitoto Helensville Island Muriwai Beach Te Henga Dargaville

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Averill Court Motel

PAIHIA

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Sea Spray Suites

PAIHIA

This fully refurbished motel is set amidst modern tropical gardens, in the superb township of Paihia. The golden beach is only a minute’s walk, and a short stroll along the waterfront will take you to the village and wharf. Enjoy excellent amenities such as a resort-style pool and spa, covered BBQ area, free WiFi, guest laundry, and plenty of car parking.

Jul - Sep 18

Oct 18 - Sep 19

Per Room From

Superior Studio

$175 $204 $245

$154 $180 $218

1 Bdrm Deluxe

2 Bedroom (1-4)

PAIHIA

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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 WiFi (up to 3GB), guest BBQ, and guest laundry.

Per Room From 1 Bedroom from

Copthorne Hotel & Resorts Bay of Islands

NOTE: 24 Dec – 12 Jan surcharges apply

Hotel

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Standard Standard Plus

Discounts may be available, enquire for details.

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Harbourview Room

Jul Sep 18

$134 $142 $154

Oct 18 Mar 19

$186 $199 $206

Blue Pacific Apartments

PAIHIA

Per Room From

$134 $142 $154

Standard Superior

BONUS: Free Wifi

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Deluxe

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-4)

NOTE: Minimum 2 nights stay.

3 Bedroom (1-6)

$230 $230 $450

Oct 18 Apr 19

$253 $253 $525

The Waterfront Suites

PAIHIA

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Jul Sep 18

Self Cont

$211 $297 $323

$185 $257 $297

Hotel

Jul Sep 18

$150 $179 $212

Oct 18 Mar 19

Apr Sep 19

$215 $247 $267

$155 $185 $219

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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.

May Sep 19

$237 $237 $465

Apr Sep 19

Edgewater Palms

PAIHIA

Luxury self-contained accommodation with magnificent ocean views from your private balcony or patio, complete with BBQ and furniture. Full kitchens with fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Directly opposite Te Ti Beach, and only a 12-minute walk from the Paihia township for restaurants, shopping, and tour departures. Complimentary WiFi and car parking.

Per Room From

2 Bdrm Deluxe (1-4)

$185 $257 $297

Oct 18 Mar 19

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 laundry, and complimentary car parking.

Apr Sep 19

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1 Bdrm Premium

Jul Sep 18

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

PAIHIA

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, and a free shuttle into the Paihia township.

Per Room From

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Per Room From 1 Bdrm Pool View NOTE: Surcharges apply 16 Dec - 15 Jan

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1 Bdrm Sea View 2 Bdrm Pool View (1-2)

Jul Sep 18

$226 $274 $274

Oct 18 Apr 19

May Sep 19

$366 $420 $525

$225 $274 $274

Copthorne Hotel Hokianga & The Heads Omapere

Hotel

These contemporary luxury apartments are located only steps from Paihia’s restaurants and wharf, ideally situated to take advantage of the stunning Bay of Islands. All suites include full kitchens, lounge and dining areas, laundry facilities, complimentary WiFi; two-bedroom premium suites and penthouses offer sweeping views from private balconies. Heated lap pool, BBQ area, and undercover car parking.

Per Room From 1 Bdrm Apt Note: 25 Dec - 12 Jan Surcharges apply.

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PAIHIA

2 Bdrm Apt (1-4) 3 Bdrm Penthouse (1-6)

Jul Sep 18

$225 $263 $500

Oct 18 Mar 19

$244 $319 $582

Paihia Beach Resort and Spa

Apr Sep 19

$232 $275 $513

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.

Per Room From Poolside Studio Note: Includes full gourmet breakfast.

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Jul Sep 18

$324 $409 $493

Copthorne Hokianga - 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.

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Oct 18 Apr 19

$522 $592 $750

May Sep 19

$324 $409 $493

The Heads - 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. The Heads

Per Room From Standard Garden

Beachfront Room

Luxury Villa (1-2) (at The Heads)

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Oct 18 - Mar 19

Apr - Sep 19

$144 $177 $411

$257 $288 $462

$144 $177 $411

*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.


FULLERS GREAT SIGHTS BAY OF ISLANDS Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock (Half-Day): Set off on

Discover Kerikeri (Half Day): Visit a place of rich history complimented by lots of character. Known for its fresh local produce, Kerikeri is a place to indulge and have fun. Experience some of New Zealand’s earliest European history at New Zealand’s oldest standing European buildings, historic Kemp House and the Stone Store, and see how the first settlers lived. Next, visit Ake Ake vineyard, a family-run boutique operation set just outside Kerikeri and sample their organically-grown wines. Your tour of Kerikeri concludes with a visit to the Makana Chocolate Factory where you can watch delicious chocolates, truffles, caramels and toffees being made by hand. Taste samples of their wares, all made from highquality ingredients in small batches, and of course shop for gifts – or just indulge yourself!

a three-hour Bay of Islands cruise in search of dolphins and other marine life. Take in the views from our catamaran Dolphin Seeker as we journey through the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands, right to the end of the Cape Brett Peninsula. Enjoy our large outdoor viewing decks and keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life throughout your cruise. See the famous Hole in the Rock on Mōtukokako Island, and if conditions permit, travel right through it!

Lifetime Dolphin Viewing Guarantee: In the unlikely event we are unsuccessful in viewing dolphins or whales on your trip, we will offer you a ‘go again for free’ voucher for another Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock. Subject to availability.

The Cream Trip – Day in the Bay (Full-Day): Explore the Bay of Islands on the cruise that started it all! The Cream Trip is the perfect cruise for nature lovers, and the most extensive historical cruise in the Bay. Cruise the original Cream Trip route delivering mail and supplies to island residents and showing you the best of the Bay on a relaxed day-long cruise. View and swim with the dolphins (conditions permitting) or boom net alongside the vessel. Take in the amazing Hole in the Rock and stop over on a secluded island for a scenic walk, swim or just to relax. Departs: Daily Oct – April from Paihia at 9.30am, returns 4.15pm. Russell departures 10 mins later.

Departs: Paihia twice daily, 9am returning 12pm and 1.30pm returning 4.20pm. Russell departures 10 mins later.

R. Tucker Thompson Tall Ship Sailing - Experience a day on the water on the R. Tucker Thompson, a traditional gaff-rigged schooner with her own unique history. On the Full Day Sail, be as active as you like – take the helm, help set the sails, ride the bowsprit and climb the rigging – or simply relax while the crew command this impressive ship. On the Late Afternoon Sail, take in the views as you sail across the sheltered waters of the inner harbour. Enjoy an antipasto platter with a glass of wine* as the sun starts to set.

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 action-packed 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: Paihia 7.15am and Kerikeri 7.45am, returns 6.15pm daily. Includes accommodation transfers and lunch.

Departs: Paihia at 1.15pm, returns 4.15pm.

Full Day Sail - Includes Lunch. Departs 10am, returns 4pm

Dolphin Eco Experience (Half-Day): Dolphins are fascinating

creatures, and in the Bay of Islands we are blessed with their presence all year round. Cruise the Bay of Islands in search of dolphins and whales, and get up close and personal to these amazing creatures. Our experienced crew have specialist knowledge of dolphin behaviour – join them in searching for those tell-tale splashes from our purpose-built dolphin watching boat Tutunui. With its low viewing deck, water jet engines and underwater microphone, and a maximum number of 35 passengers on board, you’re guaranteed an up close and personal experience. If conditions permit, jump into the warmest waters in New Zealand and snorkel with these graceful and inquisitive creatures (additional $30 per person) – it’ll be an unforgettable experience! Lifetime Dolphin Viewing Guarantee/ Swim Free: In the unlikely event we are unsuccessful in viewing dolphins or whales on your trip we will offer you a ‘go again for free’ voucher for another Dolphin Eco Experience (subject to availability). Swimming with dolphins in the wild is subject to Department of Conservation regulations and the skipper’s discretion. Departs daily Oct – April from Paihia at 8am and 12.30pm. Russell departures 10 mins later.

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Late Afternoon Sail - Includes antipasto platter, bar charges not included. Departs 4pm, returns 5.45pm.

Half-Day - Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock (Tour KBA/KBP) Full-Day - Cape Reinga (Tour CRWL) Discover Kerikeri Tour The Cream Trip – Day in the Bay (Tour CT1) Dolphin Eco Experience (Tour DE1/DE2) R. Tucker Tall Ships - Late Afternoon Sail R. Tucker Tall Ships - Full-Day Sail

Adult

Child (5-14yrs)

$103

$52

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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.

Operated by Salt Air

CRUISING THE POOR KNIGHT ISLANDS

Per Person

$285 $438

Helicopter Hole in the Rock Flight (20 mins)

The ‘Perfect Day’ - Departing from Tutukaka (75-minute drive

Helicopter Hole in the Rock Landing (35 mins)

south of Paihia), ‘The Perfect Day’ delivers just that on a 23m multideck 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.

Coastal Discovery Helicopter with Hole in the Rock Landing (45 mins)

$494

THE CLOAK OF EARTH MOTHER Experience an exclusive māori cultural guided tour through an amazing native kauri forest. Learn how māori traditionally used the trees, plants and birds of the forest to heal, protect, nourish, entertain and support their growing families.

Note: Alternate diving options available, enquire for details.

Operated by Dive Tutukaka

Adult

Child (2-15yrs)

The ‘Perfect Day’

$219

$109

We will visit Haruru Falls where you can take a short walk down to see the water as it falls over the rocks and drops down to meet the sea. A visit to Mt Bledisloe where you can view the Bay of Islands from this beautiful location, at night, this is the place where the kīwī call to one another. It’s also the place where the youngest volcano in Northland can be found.

FOOTPRINTS WAIPOUA Twilight Encounter – Step into our world with

local Māori guides for an unforgettable experience of storytelling, Māori song and an interactive journey through natures stages of evolution. Meet our ancestors; the mighty Te Matua Ngahere ‘The Father of the Forest’ estimated to be between 3,000 and 4,000 years old. ‘The Four Sisters’ a graceful collection of kauri trees that have grown close together in sibling harmony and finally, the highlight of the tour ‘The Lord of the Forest’ Tane Mahuta standing an impressive 51m (150ft) tall. His gnarled ancient limbs seem to grasp at the stars and the forest is silent but for the dim chatter of its night creatures.

Twilight Encounter (4 hours)

Daylight Encounter (3.5 hours)

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

$108

$47

$93

$47

Operated by Papatūānuku Mother Earth Tours

Per Person

$109

Shared Tour (min 4 pp required)

WAITANGI TREATY HOUSE Waitangi Treaty Grounds welcomes you on a journey of discovery through New Zealand’s most important historic site. Enjoy an inspiring and interactive full day experience through Waitangi’s contemporary museum, powerful Māori cultural performances in an authentic Meeting House, entertaining guided tours, engaging visitor centre, lush native forest and gardens, inspiring art gallery and carving studio, traditional Māori waka (canoe) and hāngi, tranquil café and so much more, all with stunning views over the Bay of Islands.

Day Pass Day Pass + Hāngi & Concert

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

$42 $113

FREE $52

COASTAL KAYAKS Classic Waterfall Tour - Our famous Classic Waterfall Tour has been designed for the more adventurous paddlers. This epic tour winds its way from the mouth of the Waitangi Inlet up to the base of the wondrous Haruru Waterfall. Once there, your guide will take your photo in front of the unique horseshoe-shaped waterfall while you’re being showered with the misty spray from the rushing water, before returning down the inlet. During this entertaining tour, you will experience the fascinating mangrove forest, be astounded at our gorgeous wildlife, and amazed by the beautiful Māori legends and local history shared by your guide.

Waterfall Discovery Tour - The Waterfall Discovery Tour is a

condensed version of our wonderful Classic Waterfall Tour and caters for beginners or anyone who is a little short on time. On this fun-filled tour, you will paddle one way on the Waitangi Inlet and get transported by a vehicle the other. While on the water you will feel the spray from the unique horseshoe-shaped Haruru Waterfall, be fascinated by our incredible mangrove forest and be blown away by our local wildlife.

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Child (7-15yrs)

$105 $83

$83 $61

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DINNER CRUISE Darryl’s Dinner Cruise - Enjoy a leisurely 2.5-hour cruise up the Waitangi River as you dine in style aboard our unique vessel ‘Ratanui’. Join Darryl and his friendly crew for a calm water cruise to the stunning Haruru Falls. Marvel at the abundant wildlife and historic points of interest. Relax as you take in the beautiful surroundings and enjoy a delicious dinner with distinctive New Zealand flavours. Menu: Starter – tasty tiger prawns and New Zealand green lipped mussels, breads and dips. Main – your choice of succulent T-bone steak, New Zealand’s rack of lamb or steamed fish. All served with gourmet potatoes, salad and divine dressings. A fully licensed cash bar is available on board. Departs Paihia wharf, times confirmed on booking, generally between 5pm (winter) and 6.30pm (summer). As a fun alternative, Darryl’s Lunch to Russell cruise is also available, enquire for details.

Operated by Adventure HQ

Adult

Child (5-13yrs)

Darryl’s Dinner Cruise

$108

$39

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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

Cathedral Cove, The Coromandel. Photo Credit: Legend Photography

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

AUCKLAND TO:

27 Oct 2018 K2 Cycle Race

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

27-31 Mar 2019 Beach Hop, Whangamata

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

Thames 110km, 1 hr 30 mins THAMES TO: Rotorua 164km, 2 hrs 30 mins Whitianga (via Coromandel) 105km, 1 hr 30 mins WHITIANGA TO:

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Whangamata 81km, 1 hr 20 mins Napier 418km, 5 hrs 20 mins Wellington 651km, 8 hrs 20 mins

Sep 2019 Whitianga Scallop Festival

» Take a beach walk to Cathedral Cove, a stunning natural amphitheatre. » 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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Anchor Lodge Motel

COROMANDEL TOWN

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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.

Per Room From Studio Spa Suite

Coromandel Town

2 Bedroom (1-6)

Whitianga

Per Room From 1 Bdrm Apt** ** 1 Bdrm serviced daily, 2 bdrms weekly

WHITIANGA

Whangamata

2 Bdrm Apt (1-3)** Extra Person

1 Bdrm Minimum stays and surcharges apply Dec – Mar

Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge

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Per Room From

Jul - Sep 18

Oct 18 - Sep 19

1 Bedroom (1-2)

$163 $244 $44

$207 $307 $44

Grand Mercure Puka Park

Tree Hut Chalet B&B 2 night minimum stay 20 Dec – 18 Jan

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Bush Chalet B&B Toi Toi Apt B&B

THE COROMANDEL

$283 $320 $458

$203 $259 $34

Apr Sep 19

$192 $267 $34

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$368 $405 $543

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3 Bdrm Apt (1-4)

Per Room From Studio Apartment One Bedroom Extra Person

Hotel

Oct 18 Mar 19

2 Bdrm Apt (1-4)

WAIHI BEACH

$245 $344 $525

Oct 18 Apr 19

$274 $385 $560

May Sep 19

$280 $490 $665

Motel

Jul Sep 18

$225 $235 $35

Oct 18 Mar 19

$259 $270 $35

Waihi Beach Boutique B&B Lodge

Apr Sep 19

$225 $237 $35

Hosted

Boutique bed and breakfast accommodation, only a two-minute stroll from the white sandy beach stretching 9km along the shoreline. Central location ideal for trips to Coromandel, Hobbiton, Rotorua, Waitomo, and Karangahake Gorge. Comfortable rooms with ensuites, studio apartment with kitchenette, bathroom, laundry, and private entrance. Free WiFi.

Apr Sep 19

$311 $352 $504

Jul Sep 18

Admiralty Lodge has everything you require for an exceptional and enjoyable vacation. Settle in and enjoy spectacular views across beautiful Mercury Bay and Buffalo Beach while you relax in the comfort of your spacious and well appointed unit. Admiralty Lodge has 18 large units with modern decor. The rooms are quiet and have full kitchen and bathroom facilities. There are extensive gardens and an outdoor heated pool.

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.

Jul Sep 18

$175 $242 $34

Oct 18 Mar 19

Admiralty Lodge Whitianga

WHITIANGA

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.

Per Room From

Jul Sep 18

Contemporary apartments located adjacent to the picturesque marina, only a short walk from the local shopping centre and ferry. Each apartment features a balcony with a pleasant outlook, fullyequipped kitchen, and laundry. Take advantage of the heated swimming pool and spa, gym, internet access, and free car parking at this quality accommodation.

Per Room From

PAUANUI

$182 $207 $344

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Marina Park Apartments Whitianga

Waihi Beach

Extra Person

$219 $232 $375

May Sep 19

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, private balconies, and tennis court.

Thames

2 Bedroom (1-4)

$168 $200 $333

Oct 18 Apr 19

Oceans Resort Whitianga

WHITIANGA

Pauanui

PAUANUI

Jul Sep 18

Per Room From 2 night minimum stay 01 Dec – 31 Mar

Double B&B Studio Apt B&B

Jul 18 - Sep 19

$295 $295

*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.


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: 3-3.5 hrs. Tours depart daily 8.45am and 1.15pm. 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.

The Cathedral Cove Classic Tour Operated by Kiwi Dundee Adventures

Adult

Child (5-11 yrs)

Nature Experience, Glowworms and Coastal Tour

$275

$138

Adult

Child (5 -15 yrs)

$115

$75

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.

EYEFULL TOWER RAIL TOUR 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. 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

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.

Operated by Driving Creek Railway

Adult

Child (4-16yrs)

EyeFull Tower Rail Tour

$35

$13

Adult

The Cathedral Cove Classic Tour

$115

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Child (3-15yrs)

$65

Family (2 AD + 2 CH)

THE COROMANDEL

$320

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DRIVING DISTANCES: HAMILTON TO:

28 Jul 2018 Karioi Classic

Auckland 126 kms, 1 hr 50 mins Waitomo 75 kms, 1 hr Rotorua 108 kms, 1 hr 35 mins

HORTICULTURE HEAVEN ABOVE GROUND AND SCULPTURED MASTERPIECE BELOW GROUND.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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 mins

26-27 Jan 2019 Rugby Sevens March 2019 Balloons over Waikato June 2019 New Zealand National Agricultural Field Days

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS: Thames Pokeno

Paeroa Morrinsville

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

Ngaruawahia

Hamilton

Matamata

Raglan

Otorohanga

Waitomo Caves Te Kuiti

New Plymouth

Taumarunui

Cambridge Tokoroa Mangakino

Lake Taupo Turangi

Waitomo Caves, Waikato. Photo Credit: Tourism Holidings

Ohakune Wanganui National Park Hawera

Waitomo Top 10 Holiday Park

WAITOMO

Holiday Park

Tongariro National Park

Jul 18 - Sep 19

Self Cont. Unit

$186 $169 $60

Ensuite Unit Motorhome site for 2

Taihape

CAMBRIDGE

Economy Room BONUS: Book a Economy room and get upgraded to a Superior room (subject to availability).

HAMILTON

Superior Room Studio Room

$119 $144 $150

Oct 18 Mar 19

HAMILTON

BONUS: Free unlimited WiFi

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Per Room From

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Studio Premium Room One Bedroom

HAMILTON

May Sep 19

$425 $532 $748

Self Cont.

JulSep 18

$171 $202 $227

Oct 18 Apr 19

$200 $234 $259

May Sep 19

$179 $209 $236

Hotel

With contemporary décor and natural light, enjoy 4-star comfort on the banks of the Waikato River. Located in the heart of the city it is an easy stroll to SKYCITY Casino, Waikato Stadium, eateries and shopping. Modern guest rooms offer river or city views and fantastic amenities include a restaurant, lobby bar, fitness centre, sauna, 24 hour reception, WiFi, and electric car recharging.

Oct 18 - Sep 19

Per Room From

Standard Room

$157 $188 $44

$163 $194 $44

Superior Room

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$532 $640 $856

Novotel Hamilton Tainui

Jul - Sep 18

HAMILTON & WAITOMO

$381 $489 $705

Dec 18 Apr 19

Ballinor Motor Inn

Per Room From

Extra Person

Sep Nov 18

The newest motel in Ulster Street, offering guests a premium service only a five-minute drive from the city centre and 500m from FGM Stadium Waikato. All units are modern, warm, well-appointed, and serviced daily, with spa baths in some units. Free WiFi and car parking.

Quality accommodation within walking distance of Waterworld, 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.

Superior Room

Luxury

Best Rooms

$125 $150 $157

Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre

Henley Hotel

Better Rooms

Apr Sep 19

$144 $169 $175

» Middle-Earth Movie Magic at Hobbiton.

Good Rooms

Hotel

JulSep 18

» Otorohanga for its Kiwi House and Bird Park. It is also the ‘Kiwiana’ (national icons) capital of New Zealand.

A brand new country house boutique hotel offering 14 individually crafted bedrooms, Restaurant and Bar, Day Spa, indoor heated pool, sauna and gym, screening room, fully airconditioned and located on 29 acres of parkland including a lake, less than 2 hours from Auckland. A perfect country base to rest, relax and reflect or explore nearby attractions such as Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves and Rotorua thermal. includes breakfast, free WiFi, free parking.

City accommodation in an iconic heritage-listed building, ideally located in the CBD. Adjacent to SKYCITY Casino and within a short stroll of Claudelands, plus numerous restaurants, bars, and retail shopping. Amenities include high-speed internet access, 24-hour reception, laundry facilities, and car parking (paid direct).

Per Room From

» 11km walkway along the banks of the Waikato River from the heart of Hamilton city.

Per Room From

Sudima Hamilton

HAMILTON

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

Waiouru

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.

Per Room From

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

*Children under 16yrs stay FREE incl Bkfst. Surcharges apply during special events.

Executive Room Extra Person

Jun Sep 87

$190 $253 $59

Oct 18Mar 19

$228 $290 $59

Apr Sep 19

$209 $278 $65

*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.


WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES 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: 9am, 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm. (12yrs+)

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: every half hour: 9.00am to 5.00pm and until 5.30pm from Labour Weekend to Easter Monday.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Adult

Child (4-14yrs)

$57

$25

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, 11am and 2pm. (16yrs+) The Black Odyssey - This is a four hour caving

adventure that takes travellers through some of the most hidden parts of the extraordinary Ruakuri Cave, getting them seriously high and testing their limits while underground. The guided tour will see travellers traversing across black chasms, edging across bridges elevated above roaring streams, spider-walking through ancient rift passages, and challenging themselves with technical high rope work, abseiling and flying foxes. Duration: 5 hrs Departs: 10am and 2.30pm. (16yrs+)

RUAKURI 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: Every day (except Christmas Day) at 9.00am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Ruakuri Cave is wheelchair accessible.

Per Person

$153 $260 $205

The Black Labyrinth The Black Abyss The Black Odyssey

Ruakuri Caves Waitomo & Ruakuri Caves Combo

Adult

Child (4-14yrs)

$78 $99

$30 $37

SANCTUARY MOUNTAIN MAUNGATAURARI Come and experience for yourself the New Zealand environment the way it used to be – an ancient, vibrant pestfree 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. • Visitor Centre open 7 days (excluding Christmas day) • Guided Tours run Tuesday – Sunday • Dusk and speciality tours scheduled throughout the year

Sanctuary Mountain Maungataurari - Entry

• Wetland and forest enclosures • 5km of walking tracks

HAMILTON GARDENS Guided Tour of Hamilton Gardens – Explore themed gardens with 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 gardeners remove all the flowers from one particular garden, and take a selfie in front of our steampunk airship The Huddleston.

Duration: 1.5 hours. Departs: Tours available daily (Excluding Christmas Day and Good Friday). Bookings essential. 48 hours notice required.

Adult

Child

$39

$18

Hamilton Gardens Guided tour of Enclosed Gardens (Free for chidren under 5yrs)

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Adult

Child (6-14 yrs)

$20

$14

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Hobbiton, Matamata, Waikato. Photo Credit: Sara Orme

FACT FILE 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

SPECIAL EVENTS: 09 – 14 Sep 2018 AIMS games 28 – 31 Dec 2018 Rhythm and Vines

Opotiki direct via SH2 145 kms, 2 hrs

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

BAY OF PLENTY

» 100 kms of white sand and surf beaches. The favourites being Ohope Beach, Papamona Beach and the 2 beaches at Mount Maunganui – one ocean side, the other sheltered on the harbour side.Hamilton

& GISBORNE

Heritage Room Deluxe Chalet (1-3) Family Chalet (1-4)

$171 $202 $227

Taumarunui

TAURANGA

Oct 18Apr 19

$200 $234 $259

WHAKATANE

Jul 18 - Sep 19

Farm View Room

$933 $933 $933

Green Room

White Island Rendezvous

2 Bdrm Spa Unit (1-2) 3 Bdrm Unit (1-2)

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Lake Taupo

Studio 1 Bedroom (1-3) Extra person

MOUNT MAUNGANUI

Gisborne

Waikaremoana

Resort Studio NOTE: 2 Bedroom Apt min. 2 nights.

$158 $189 $189

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Jul 18 - Apr 19

May - Sep 19

$192 $224 $29

$169 $198 $29

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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.

Per Room From

Self Cont.

Self Cont.

Oceanside Resort & Twin Towers

GISBORNE

Resort 1 Bdrm Towers 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4)

JulNov 18

$187 $238 $360

Dec 18Mar 19

$223 $266 $446

Portside Hotel

Apr Sep 19

$187 $238 $360

Self Cont.

Located right on the water’s edge, this hotel offers understated urban elegance and personalised service in a friendly atmosphere. Contemporary guest rooms and suites all feature stunning views of the inner harbour or city from a private balcony or patio. Amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, cardio room, and unlimited free WiFi.

Jul 18 - Sep 19

Deluxe Unit

Tolaga Bay Te Urewera National Park

Taupo

Per Room From

$179 $209 $236

Nestled between the Whakatane River and a tree-lined escarpment, this quiet location is only minutes’ walk from the 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

Tokomaru Bay

Centrally located only 1.5km from the city centre. Quiet and spacious ground floor units all fully selfcontained, and featuring individual patios set in private garden areas. Harbour/estuary boardwalks are just outside the gate. Swimming pool and BBQ area, guest laundry, free WiFi, and ample parking for cars and large vehicles.

May Sep 19

Hosted

Per Room From Blue Room

Forest Park

Opotiki

Rotorua

Cobblestone Court Motel Tauranga

Nestled in the hills amidst 40 acres of park-like grounds, with spectacular views from the balcony over the countryside to the ocean. Pairing rustic elegance with modern refinement, the three bedrooms are spacious and light with an irresistible charm. From exposed wooden beams to fine Italian linens and crystal chandeliers, each room is a unique sanctuary.

BONUS: Includes homemade baking on arrival, New Zealand wine and canapes each evening and a full breakfast each morning.

White Island

Murapara

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

Hotel

French Country House

TAURANGA

Okoroire

» Superb Tuna and Marlin fishing and diving.

On a secluded 70 acres of natural beauty, including natural hot springs and a 9-hole golf course, this proud heritage-listed retreat dates back to 1889. Immerse yourself in the character and NZ charm of this unique location. Amenities include an outdoor dining area with BBQ, restaurant, bar, and complimentary WiFi. 20-minute drive from Hobbiton and 45-minute drive from Rotorua, Tauranga, and Hamilton.

JulSep 18

Te Puke

Otorohanga

Bay of Plenty

Tauranga Hicks Bay Te Araroa Mt Maunganui Whakatane Raukumara Ruatoria

» New Zealand’s iconic fruit, the Kiwifruit are harvested for 6 weeks from early May.

Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel

Per Room From

Matamata

» White Island, New Zealand’s only active Waitomo marine volcano located 48 kms off the Caves coast of Whakatane.

PLENTY OF ACTION, PLENTY TO SEE, AND PLENTY TO DO! OKOROIRE

Waihi Morrinsville Waihi Beach

Per Room From Guest Room Extra Person

JulSep 18

$202 $48

Oct 18Apr 19

$234 $48

May Sep 19

$209 $48

*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.


EXPERIENCE THE TRILOGY SELF DRIVE PACKAGE 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: Hobbiton Tour at the Hobbiton movie set, Waitomo Glowworms, Ruakuri Caves and Te Puia Experience the Hobbiton Tour at the Hobbiton Movie Set, the picturesque setting for The Shire that featured in Sir Peter Jackson's films, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Te Puia is the home of Māori culture and cuisine. Be mesmerised by the world famous Pohutu geyser under stars following a delicious indigenous meal. Descend into the magical Waitomo Glowworm Caves under a galaxy of glowworms and visit the ancient Ruakuri Cave, a spectacular cave full of legends and tales. Walk amongst magnificent cave formations and see sparkling glowworms up close. Suggested self drive itinerary: Travel from Auckland to Hobbiton and then onto Waitomo. Stay in Rotorua for two nights – Te Puia on the second night - then travel down to Wellington.

Operated by Te Puia

Adult

Trilogy Self-Drive Package

$303

Child (5-15yrs)

$142

Family (2AD+2CH)

$797

HOBBITON MOVIE SET TOURS The Hobbiton Movie Set Tour is a visitor experience based at the original location where Hobbiton was created for the filming of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. 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 10-acre site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton Movie Set was created. Hobbit holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill and other structures can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth. Specially brewed beverages are available at The Green Dragon Inn as you complete your tour. After your tour of the film set your host will then return you to The Shire's Rest Cafe with the opportunity to visit The Shire Store. Tours to the Hobbiton movie set operate daily from The Shires Rest Café, Matamata i-SITE and Rotorua. From: The Shire’s Rest Café. Departs: Every 30 minutes from 9.00am to 3.30pm. Additional tours in Summer. Duration: 2 hours approx.

From: Matamata I-Site. Departs: Every 45mins from 9.30am - 2.30pm with extended departures in Summer. Duration: 3 hours approx.

From: Rotorua. Departs: Daily at 8am and 1.20pm. Includes: Return transports Hobbiton Movie Set tour, stop at The Shires Rest and The Shire Store. Duration: 5 hours approx.

Evening Dinner 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.

Adult

Movie Set Tour - ex Shires Rest Movie Set Tour - ex Rotorua Evening Dinner Tour

$93 $131 $214

Child (9-16yrs)

Infant (0-8yrs)

$47 $85 $168

FREE $39 $110

WHITE ISLAND TOURS White Island Tour - Explore New Zealand’s LIVE marine volcano! The professional crew at White Island Tours will take you on a fully guided walking tour (approx. 1.5hrs) around the inner crater of White Island. Hard hats and gas masks provided. Sights include the majestic main crater, hissing vents, bubbling mud pots and exploring the remains of an abandoned sulphur mining factory. The complete round trip is 5-6 hours and includes an 80 minute sea journey each way on a purpose-built launch. Spending time with any marine life spotted along the way is an added bonus!

MOUTOHORA: ISLAND SANCTUARY

Departs daily (weather permitting) around 8-10am. Trips confirmed the evening before (between 7 and 8pm). Suitable footwear is essential (no sandals). Refreshments and lunch provided. Min age 8 years.

Take a short boat ride to visit one of New Zealand’s most restricted wildlife sanctuaries. Moutohora (also known as Whale Island) is home to a number of endangered bird species such as the Saddleback, Kakariki (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: Daily (weather permitting) around 9-10am. Trips confirmed the evening before (Between 7 -8pm). Duration: 4hrs approx. Min age 4 years.

Operated by White Island Tours

Adult

Child (8-15yrs)

White Island Tour ex Whakatane

$242

$137

Operated by White Island Tours

Adult

Child (8-15yrs)

Moutohora: Island Sanctuary Tour

$105

$63

BAY EXPLORER ISLAND AND WILD LIFE CRUISE Join the Bay Explorer crew on this Dolphin and Wildlife cruise operating out of the Tauranga region. Spend an exciting day at sea with up close encounters of dolphins and marine wildlife as they play in the waters this is truly a bucket list experience, take a swim in the pristine clear waters near the outer islands making for a spectacular backdrop, or take advantage of the kayaks and stand up paddle boards supplied onboard. Enjoy the fascinating commentary on the history, Māori legends and the marine mammals as we encounter through the day our 100% locally owned and operated crew who are passionate about the environment and what we do, will ensure that you have an unforgettable day.

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.

Per Person

Glowworm Tour (Tour GWTR)

Adult

Child

$150

$65

BAY OF PLENTY & GISBORNE

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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.

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Māori Cooking, Credit: Whakarewarewa The Living Māori Village

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

ROTORUA TO:

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» Geysers and mud pools: raw geothermal energy spouting steaming water tens of metres skywards while mud pools gurgle incessantly. In particular, Pohutu Geyser at Te Puia erupts up to 20 times a day, while Lady Knox Geyser at Wai-o-Tapu erupts at 10.15am daily.

Auckland 235 kms, 3 hrs 20 mins Paihia 454 kms, 7 hrs 45 mins Thames 158 kms, 2 hrs 35 mins Hamilton 108 kms, 1 hr 30 mins Waitomo 156 kms, 2 hrs 15 mins Napier 225 kms, 3 hrs 40 mins Taupō 82 kms, 1 hr 15 mins

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

» Waterways: 16 stunning lakes and several rivers and streams offer every type of water activity, including jet boating, rafting, kayaking and trout fishing (seasonal restrictions). » Thermal beaches: where you can enjoy a warm soak and even cook any fish you have caught in the hot sands. » Mt Tarawera: a dominant feature on the horizon, this dormant volcano can be viewed up close and personal by helicopter.


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Situated in relaxing park-like grounds, the closest holiday park to internationally-renowned mountain biking tracks in Whakarewarewa Forest. Conveniently located only a short drive from the city, and within walking distance of Pohutu Geyser. On-site facilities include hot mineral pools, kids’ play area and bike track, gas BBQs, tennis courts, and laundry.

Per Room From Powered Site Standard Cabin Motel

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Jul Sep 18

$53 $79 $135

Oct 18 Mar 19

$54 $80 $139

Apr Sep 19

Per Room From

$54 $82 $140

Rydges Rotorua

Hotel

Standard Room BONUS: Children 12yrs and under stay FREE*

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Deluxe Spa Extra Person

Jul Sep 18

$158 $175 $38

Oct 18 Mar 19

$205 $229 $38

Ramada Resort Marama

Per Room From 2 Bdrm Apartment 3 Bdrm Lodge Apartment

Jul 18 - Mar 19

Apr - Sep 19

$262

$275

$334

$351

*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

$174 $193 $42

Lakeside resort in a serene, oneof-a-kind setting, with views of the Ohau Channel. Offering a fantastic range of contemporary facilities for entertainment and convenience, including a private boat ramp, outdoor pool, spa, tennis courts, fitness centre, on-site café, WiFi access, free car parking, and fly fishing from October to May.

Family Room (1-4)

$145 $172 $198

Oct 18 Apr 19

$178 $204 $257

May Sep 19

$158 $185 $237

Hotel

Centrally located only a fiveminute stroll from the city centre, this recently refurbished hotel offers modern facilities and comfortable rooms. Free continental breakfast, spa baths in many rooms, 24-hour reception, complimentary WiFi boutique café menu and room service, swimming pool, spa, family-friendly rooms and kids’ play areas, and free parking.

Apr Sep 19

Self Cont.

Superior Room

Jul Sep 18

Jet Park Rotorua

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In park-like settings on the edge of Arawa Racecourse, with panoramic views over the racecourse and city. Close to Rotorua’s famous attractions and activities, and an easy walk to the CBD and Whakarewarewa Geysers. Restaurant and bar, 24-hour reception, gym, free WiFi, accessible rooms and facilities, room service, laundry service, and free parking.

Per Room From

Hotel

Set on the shores of Lake Rotorua with stunning vistas over the water, and adjacent to the renowned Polynesian Spa. Just a short stroll from the city’s vibrant CBD. Experience the nightly Māori concert and hangi. Heated swimming pool, private spas, restaurant, bar, 24-hour reception and room service, WiFi, vehicle parking, and accessible rooms/facilities.

Standard BONUS: Complimentary continental breakfast and free WiFi included.

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Superior Family

Jul Sep 18

$139 $168 $215

Oct 18 Mar 19

$189 $229 $292

Princes Gate Hotel

Apr Sep 19

$146 $176 $226

Hotel

Offering the very best in hospitality and comfort, overlooking the manicured splendour of the famous Government Gardens, and just a stone’s throw from the city centre and lake. The perfect retreat from which to explore geothermal attractions and Māori cultural experiences. Onsite dining options available, and all guests have access to the three thermally heated pools, private hot pool, and sauna.

Per Room From Classic Room Estate Room 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4)

Jul Sep 18

$202 $227 $266

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$259 $306 $368

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May Sep 19

$236 $276 $352

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Regal Palms - 5 Star City Resort

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.

Jul Sep 18

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BONUS: FREE unlimited Wifi

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$158 $172 $244

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Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

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Superbly appointed suites and apartments, decorated with ultimate comfort in mind. Enjoy the luxury of your private spa pool in peaceful seclusion. Ground floor units have private courtyards. Fiveminute drive to the city centre, or ten-minute walk to Whakarewarewa. Amenities include free WiFi, day spa, gym, sauna, heated swimming pool, and BBQ areas.

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Lakeview Room Extra Person

$187 $242 $65

Oct 18 Mar 19

$283 $337 $65

Holiday Inn Rotorua

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$124 $137 $157

Standard BONUS: FREE unlimited Wifi

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Superior Room Geothermal View Room

$188 $207 $225

Regent of Rotorua

$205 $266 $71

Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Jul Sep 18

Double/Twin Lakeview Club Room (incl breakfast)

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$199 $238 $302

Oct 18 Mar 19

$283 $321 $385

Apr Sep 19

$283 $321 $385

Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort

Hotel

The ultimate in luxury lakeside accommodation, with an internationally acclaimed day spa where unique NZ therapies, massage, and mineral-rich geothermal mud make for an unparalleled relaxation experience. Beautiful lake views from your private patio or balcony. Dine onsite at award-winning Mokoia Restaurant. Swimming pool, mineral spa pools, 24-hour room service, WiFi, outdoor gym, and courtesy transfers.

Apr Sep 19

Per Room From

$137 $150 $172

Hotel

2 Bdrm Aprt(1-5)

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Set on the edge of beautiful Whakarewarewa Forest, overlooking the renowned thermal reserve and Māori village. Closest hotel to internationally renowned mountain bike trails. Amenities include geothermally heated swimming pool and spas, restaurant, bar, complimentary shuttle to/from the town centre, unlimited Wifi, accessible rooms, and free parking.

Per Room From

1 Bdrm (1-4)

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 Superior Room Lakeview 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.

Apr Sep 19

Hotel

$240 $295 $405

Studio NOTE: Minimum night stays apply all year round

In the city centre with the lake at Superior Room Lakeview 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 mineral pools, fitness centre, sauna, hot tub, accessible rooms, 24 hour reception and room service, WiFi, and free car parking.

Per Room From

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Per Room From

$158 $172 $244

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$210 $340

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$240 $390

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$210 $340

Treetops Lodge and Estate

Luxury

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 Superior Room Boutique Suite 2 Bdrm Exec. Suite

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Jul Sep 18

$233 $288 $377

Oct 18 Apr 19

$295 $370 $487

Peppers On The Point

May Sep 19

$240 $302 $398

Luxury

This former 1930s mansion retains its distinct charm and design, and offers a relaxed and tranquil ambiance with lavish features. Enjoy spectacular views over the sparkling lake to sacred Mokoia Island, massage and beauty treatments, secluded beach, shoreline and jetty, fishing, a boat ride, or a game of tennis. Internet access, gym, and a disabled access room are also available.

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Jul Sep 18

$707 $901 $293

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$950 $1,145 $488

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$572 $771 $293

The ultimate in world-class luxury accommodation in the heart of New Zealand’s unique forest and thermal wonderland. Nestled in 2,500 acres of 800-year-old native forest, this ecology-inspired award-winning lodge is a true sanctuary. The restaurant features fresh food perfectly prepared by dedicated chefs, and a superb wine cellar. On-site day spa.

Per Room From

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Nov 18 -Mar 19

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Lodge Suite BB

$898 $1,653

$1,595 $2,410

$898 $1,653

Villa Suite BB

*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 CANOPY TOURS

WAIMANGU VOLCANIC VALLEY Created by Tarawera Eruption of 10 Jun 1886, Waimangu Volcanic Valley is the world’s youngest geothermal system. Just 20 mins south of Rotoura and 40 minutes north of Taupō, It’s an awe-inspiring place where visitors can experience nature at its dramatic best. 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 bus will return you to the entrance.

Canopy Tours is your ticket to connect with New Zealand in a whole new way. Soar through the trees and experience our ancient forest up close and personal like never before. Get below the surface, above the trees, learn about the past and become part of our future – in an adventure like nothing else. Our original award-winning tour has been New Zealand’s must-do activity since it launched in 2012. People loved the Original Canopy Tour so much, we decided to make a bigger, faster and longer version. The Ultimate Canopy tour journeys deeper into natural New Zealand and includes some awesome new features including an abseil and cliff walk. FREE GoPro hire (one per pooking) between May and September.

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.

Self Guided Walk Self Guided Walk and Rotomahana Boat Cruise

Adult

Child (6-16yrs)

$40 $85

$13 $25

Original Canopy Tour - 3hrs (Child: 6-15 yrs) Ultimate Canopy Tour - 3.5hrs (Child: 10-15 yrs)

Adult

Child

$149 $219

$119 $189

ULTIMATE THERMAL SAFARI NZ Riverjet is the only company in the world to combine the thrills of Jet Boating with a trip to a Geothermal Reserve. This adventure starts with a drive through picturesque scenery to Rainbow Mountain and the Waiotapu Mud Pools. You will embark on a journey down the Waikato River and through the spectacular Tutukau Gorge where you will see towering cliff walls, native bush and wildlife. Pass by geothermal streams, riverside geysers and silica terraces on your way to Orakei Korako, This is NZ’s largest geyser field and home to the stunning Sapphire Geyser. Then hold on and prepare for one of the most exciting Jet Boat rides in the region as the skilful drivers power you home through narrow gaps, overhanging trees and tight gorges that will leave you breathless. The Ultimate Adventure Tour.

Operated by NZ Riverjet

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

Ultimate Thermal Safari

$199

$119

OFF ROAD NZ - DRIVEN BY ADVENTURE! Located just 20 minutes north of Rotorua, offering guests the chance to be “Driven by Adventure”! There is a range of self-drive activities to keep visitors entertained. Set amongst a stunning backdrop of NZ forest wilderness, Off Road NZ has a proven track record of exceptional customer service, impeccable safety and of offering highly interactive adventure experiences for all ages and abilities since 1992.

4WD Bush Safari - JOURNEY INTO THE UNKNOWN!

SKYLINE ROTORUA Perfect for the entire family, the 900 metre gondola cableway is set high on the side of Mt Ngongotaha with 180 degree views of the city, Lake Rotorua and surrounding hinterlands. Summit facilities include a Market Kitchen for casual dining plus the Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar. ANZCRO highly recommends thedinner option. The extremely popular Luge is a fun-filled gravity ride aboard a 3 wheel cart with 3 sealed tracks to choose from. The unique braking design means the driver is always in control. Once is never enough! Open from 9am until 6pm during winter and 9am until 8pm during summer for luge rides. Evening dining from 5.30pm until late. BONUS: Free gondola ride the next day for guests who dined the previous evening giving them the chance to see the magnificent views by day and night.

Our premier 4WD experience that puts the driver in control like never before with challenges and obstacles along the way through old logging trails in our native forest. Duration is 45 minutes to 1 hour (licensed drivers).

Raceline Karting - THE FAST TRACK TO

EXCITEMENT! Experience the buzz and adrenaline of KartSport – in the driver’s seat! 1.2 kilometre outdoor circuit of kart racing excitement, the best product of its type in New Zealand. Feel the sensation of ground rush as your kart reaches up to 100km/hour on the 150-metre straight. Test your courage and driving ability like never before. Duration from 10 minute races. (Minimum 14yrs and minimum height 1.4m) Monster 4X4 Thrill Ride - TAKE ON THE MONSTER! It’s huge. It’s loud. It roars with V6 power. Hold on tight while being driven through the twists and turns of the native forest trails in a purpose built 4 wheel steer Monster Truck for the ultimate thrill ride. Takes 4 passengers, Duration 10 minute Thrill Ride. (minimum height 1.2m)

4WD Bush Safari (Child: 5-16yrs) Raceline Karting (Child: 14yrs+) Monster 4x4 Thrill Ride (Child: 5-16yrs)

Gondola only Gondola and 3 luge rides Gondola and 5 rides to share with family Adult

Child

$105 $72 $55

$25 $72 $35

Gondola and Buffet Lunch Gondola, Lunch and 2 luge rides p.p. Gondola and Buffet Dinner

Gondola, Buffet Dinner and 2 luge rides p.p. the next day

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Child (5-14yrs)

Family (2AD + up to 3CH)

$31 $52 $66 $84 $87

$16 $42 $35 $53 $47

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WHITEWATER RAFTING AND KAYAKING

HELLS GATE GEOTHERMAL PARK AND MUD SPA Have you heard about Rotorua’s world-famous geothermal mud? Enjoy the unique experience of bathing in the mud and sulphur waters of New Zealand’s only mud spa complex situated in the middle of Rotorua’s most active geothermal park.

Self-Guided or Guided walk – Allow 1-1.5 hours to stroll through this amazing geothermal landscape surrounded by boiling mud and steaming mineral rich pools, see a mud volcano and the largest hot waterfall in the southern hemisphere. Get hands on, Touch the geothermal muds and create your own Māori carving as a souvenir. Entry entitles you to join our guided tours, operating twice daily at 9.30am and 1.30pm, with additional guides during summer. Hell’s Gate Mud Bath – There is no better way to relax and rejuvenate after a day of Rotorua actives than

with a natural geothermal mud bath and sulphur spa. Your skin will thank you after liberally applying ultra-fine warm grey mud all over it for 20 mins. This is followed by an optional dip in the chilly plunge pool and unlimited time relaxing in the sulphur spas overlooking the Geothermal Park. Complimentary shuttle service, bookings essential or only a 20-minute drive from central Rotorua. Qualmark approved Visitor Activity and Qualmark Enviro Award Gold

Geothermal Walk Hells Gate Mud Bath and Sulphur Spa Geothermal Walk, Hell’s Gate Mud Bath and Sulphur Spa

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. 45 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. 2 hours 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 Adult

Child (5-15 yrs)

$39 $99 $264

$20 $50 $203

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 and a visit to the glowworm caves. 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.

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Adult

Child

Kaituna - Grade 5 (Per Person. Child: 13yrs+)

$105 $149 $149 $139 $169

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Rangitaiki - Grade 3-4 (Per Person. Child: 10-13yrs) Scenic Rafting - Grade 2 (Child: 5-15yrs) Hot Pools Kayaking (Per Person. Child: 5-15yrs) Evening Kayak Trip (Per Person. Child: 5-15yrs)

NATURE CONNECTIONS

VELOCITY VALLEY An array of unique New Zealand adventure activities all in one easily accessible location. Agrojet - Get 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).

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Half Day - Geothermal Wonderland Tour - On an unforgettable awe-inspiring half day journey through New Zealand’s most spectacular, colourful and diverse volcanic region experience Rotorua’s amazing geothermal activity and the stunning volcanic landscapes of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Waimangu Volcanic Valley on our highly acclaimed ‘ must do ‘ morning Geothermal Wonderland Tour. Witness the spectacular and violent eruptions of NZ’s largest boiling mud lake, Lady Knox Geyser erupting daily at 10.15am to heights of 20 metres, colourful volcanic craters, sizzling hot pools, bubbling hot springs, hissing fumeroles, vividly coloured silica terraces, steaming cliffs, hot crater lakes, hot streams, unique thermally adapted plants, lush rainforest and native birdlife. Departs: 8am, returns 12.45pm. Includes: Accommodation pick up/drop offs.

Full Day - Geothermal Wonderland Tour and Boat Cruise - Start as above with our highly

acclaimed ‘ must do ‘ morning Geothermal Wonderland Tour. Continue with an afternoon boat cruise aboard the Ariki Moana launch on scenic Lake Rotomahana, learn more of the fascinating history of this area from your captain, whilst enjoying lunch and the spectacular vistas of volcanic scenery surrounding the crater lake. Departs: 8.00am, returns 3.00pm. Includes: Lunch, boat cruise and accommodation pick up/drop offs.

Full Day - Geothermal and Cultural Tour - Start the morning with our must do “ Geothermal Wonderland Tour “, after lunch visit the scenic Blue and Green Lakes, and the Tarawera Lookout for breath taking panorama’s of Lake Tarawera and the Mount Tarawera Volcano. At the historical Buried Village witness the destructive forces of the 1886 Mount Tarawera volcanic eruption. Then visit the authentic Māori Village of Whakarewarewa, set amidst an active geothermal valley, discover how the Māori people have lived in harmony within this unique and challenging environment for many generations utilising the amazing geothermal activity of hot pools, steaming fumeroles and boiling mud pools on a daily basis for cooking, bathing and medicinal purposes. Departs 8am, returns 5pm. Includes: lunch and accommodation pick up/drop offs.

Half Day - Geothermal Wonderland Tour (NC10) Full Day - Geothermal Wonderland Tour and Boat Cruise (NC08) Full Day Geothermal and Cultural Tour (NC13)

Adult

Child (5-15 yrs)

$146 $328 $319

$49 $165 $107


MITAI MĀORI VILLAGE

POLYNESIAN SPA 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. Open daily 8am – 11 pm. Therapies are available daily 10am - 7pm, enquire for the full menu of therapy options. Bathing suits, towels and lockers available for hire (child 5-14yrs)

Rotorua Thermal Mud Polish and Aix Spa Massage Combo -Popularly referred to as our “mud

massage”, we exfoliate your body with our mud polish to remove dry skin. We rinse off the polish under a warm shower followed by a massage using organic coconut oil while the water is running, leaving your skin feeling soft and hydrated and your body relaxed.

Family SPA entry Adult pools entry Private pools entry from Lake Spa entry (incl towel and lockers) Rotorua Thermal Mud Polish and Aix Spa Massage Combo

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Child

$23 $30 $20 $55 $179

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Witness warriors in the traditional dress paddle in an ancient warrior canoe, be captivated by songs, dances and games in a rich powerful entertaining cultural performance, learn the art of the Ta Moko (tattoo), poi dance, carving, flora and fauna and their medicinal uses. Dine on the succulent traditional earth cooked hangi. Visit our spiritual and sacred freshwater spring and view our glowworms.

Mitere and Mitai Combo - On arrival at Ohinemutu Village guests will be greeted by a local Māori host. Learn about protocol, history and legends. Visit Te Papaiouru Marae where you can admire the majestic Tamatekapua Meeting House and visit St Faith's Church, following this experience we will welcome you at Mitai Māori Village. (Note: Minimum 2 adults required) Spirit Mountain Combo - A package offering visitors an authentic introduction to Māori culture at Mitai Māori Village and a guided scenic excursion to the summit of Mt Ngongotaha in guided 4WD buggies. (Note: Minimum 2 adults required) Return transfers from all local accommodation is provided complimentary.

Evening Cultural Experience and Hangi Mitere and Mitai Combo Spirit Mountain Combo

Adult

Child (10-15 yrs)

Child (5-9 yrs)

$122 $144 $213

$61 $76 $111

$25 $43 $54

TE PUIA KAWARAU JET

Te Ra Daytime Tour - Te Puia is situated in the geothermal valley of Te Whakarewarewa in Rotorua and is a

Kawarau Jet Rotorua Landing on the Famous Mokoia Island - Combining the thrill of a 30 minute jet boat ride with history, culture, birdlife and geothermal activity, you will land on Mokoia Island for a guided tour. Mokoia Island is the site of one of our country’s most famous love stories of Hinemoa and Tuatanekai and where the well-known song Pokarekare Ana originated. This was the home of our most notorious Māori warriors and tribes which feature heavily in many local stories and historical events. The Island is also a bird sanctuary with many endangered birds and you will hear their songs filling the canopy. This is a unique experience only a few will see.

1 Hour K-jet/Mokoia Island (30 minutes on Island)

Adult

Child

$93

$56

$80

$51

$108

1.5 hour K-jet mokoia Island (1 hour on Island) 30 Minute jet boat ride

$65

powerful reminder of the earth’s natural force. Home of the famous Pohutu Geyser, bubbling mud pools and the New Zealand Māori arts and crafts institute, explore beautiful nature trails and you will even find the Kiwi bird on site. Discover rich layers of Māori culture, from the land itself to the artworks, the people, stories and traditions. Tour runs hourly 9am-5pm (winter: 9am-4pm). The Daytime Combo tour includes a 45 minute cultural performance (10.15am, 12.15pm and 3.15pm daily). Experience our warmth and hospitality (Manaakitanga) and the best of Māori performing arts. Opening hours: Summer (Oct-Mar) 8am – 6pm Winter 8am – 5pm.

Te Puia – Steambox - Steambox utilises a natural steam vent to literally give guests a taste of our culture. Manuhiri (visitors) choose what they want cooked for their lunch before heading off on a special guided tour of the carving and weaving schools, Kiwi house, mud pools and a learning how to weave a flax flower. The tour concludes when, after watching their lunch being lifted from the steam vent, guests sit and enjoy a steam box picnic lunch on the geyser terrace. Includes: admission, guided tour, hand’s on weaving experience and individual steambox lunch with bottle of water.

Te Po combo – Indigenous evening experience + Day Pass - Te Po combo is Te Puia’s evening cultural experience, including a daytime guided tour. It is a high quality feast of storytelling, entertainment and Māori Cuisine. Experience the wonders of the Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, visit the national carving and weaving schools and view our iconic Kiwi bird. When you visit Te Puia at night, you enjoy an in-depth experience of the customs and traditions of Māori, with a traditional powhiri (Māori welcoming ceremony), a warrior’s challenge (wero) and a full kapa haka (Māori performing arts) concert. You will enjoy a first-class meal, with cuisine that includes traditional hangicooked food and contemporary Māori dishes. When the evening ends we take you to view Pohutu, our world famous geyser, under the stars. Every evening at 4.30pm – 9pm. Includes: Evening Concert and Dinner.

Te Puia Day Pass - Haka - Admission and Daytime performance Te Puia Steambox Package Te Po - Indigenous Evening Experience + Day Pass

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

$61 $116 $173

$37 $88 $87

KAYAK GLOWWORMS AND HOT POOLS

TAMAKI MĀORI VILLAGE Tamaki Māori Village offers a journey back in time with Te Tangata Whenua – The People of the Land. An intricately carved gateway leads you to the outer edge of a life sized Māori village that is nestled in lush native forest. Warriors emerge by canoe from behind the village palisades and perform the powhiri, an ancient ceremony of welcome. Wander beneath the treetop canopy and amidst crackling fires participate in learning the haka, poi and warrior training. Observe the arts of carving and tattooing. Hear stories of the great Māori migration to Aotearoa - New Zealand. Watch as your hangi meal is being lifted carefully from beneath the ground. Enjoy an entertaining cultural performance before dining on your traditional hangi feast. Experience an authentic evening of ceremonial rituals, storytelling, powerful cultural performances and hangi feasting.

Evening Cultural Experience

Adult

Child (10-15 yrs)

Child (5-9yrs)

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$68

$34

Along with your knowledgeable guide, enjoy a scenic sea-kayak tour past the cascading native bush, whilst exploring the lake's edge with its abundant birdlife before parting the bush to enter the glowworm cave. Relax in the natural thermal hot pools as you reflect on the experience. Includes snack and bottle of water, Kayaks, paddles, dry bag, buoyancy aid, spray skirt and spray jacket. Transfers available on request. Departs: 8.15am and returns 12.30pm all year round, afternoon departure on request. Duration: 3.5 hrs, including approx. 2 hrs of paddling.

Operated by Waimarino Tours Kayak Glowworms and Hot Pools ex Rotorua (Tour SLRKT)

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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 and 3.30pm. Winter 11am and 2.15pm.

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 Discover Rotorua City and Lakes (90mins) Tarawera and Lakes Tour (120mins)

Adult

Child (3-16yrs)

$69 $89

$45 $55

AGRODOME AND RAINBOW SPRINGS The World Famous Agrodome is a must see for any visitor to Rotorua and New Zealand. Home to the multi-award winning Agrodome show – an exciting and informative insight into New Zealand agriculture, featuring 19 breeds of sheep, sheep shearing, cow milking, lamb feeding and dog demonstrations (Three shows daily at 9.30am, 11am and 2.30pm). Join the Organic Farm Tour for a hands-on experience with a variety of farm animals, visit the Organic Orchard for honey and kiwifruit juice tasting (daily departures 10.40am, 12.10pm, 1.30pm and 3.40pm). Visit the Woollen Mill, Shearing Museum and Dog and Whistle souvenir store to complete your Agrodome experience.

Family (2AD+2CH)

$165 $215

Rainbow Springs is a place of learning and fun! A stunning kiwi wildlife park where you can get up close and personal with all of New Zealand’s favourite native birds and lizards, including the kiwi and tuatara. Take a behind the scenes look at the kiwi conservation project and come back at night to see kiwi under the stars in their outdoor enclosure. Now with the Big Splash water ride, the story comes to life. See life size dinosaurs, moas and other now extinct species as you ride the 9 minute long fun and educational journey through the ecological evolution of New Zealand. Be prepared for the adrenalin boosting plunge at the end!

REDWOOD TREEWALK

Agrodome - Sheep Show

A Rotorua must do. Feel the spirit of Rotorua’s iconic Redwood Forest from above and up close to the 117-yearold 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.

Daytime walk Nighttime walk

Adult

Child

$24 $24

$15 $15

Agrodome - Sheep Show and Organic Farm Tour combo Rainbow Springs - Entry Only Rainbow Springs - Entry and Behind the Scenes Guided Tour Upgrade to an Agrodome and Rainbow Springs Combo to experience two great attractions for one low price

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

$32 $57 $40 $50

$17 $30 $20 $30

$68 Adult

Beauty by Night & Mitai Cultural Experience Combo (Oct to Apr)

$34 Child (10-15 yrs)

$163

$87

Child (5-9yrs)

$50

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)

ZORB ROTORUA There’s nothing that compares to the feeling of rolling down the hillside in a giant plastic Zorb. It’s exhilarating, unexpected and completely New Zealand! The Original Zorb is one of New Zealand’s MUST DO activities, ride the fast tracks with up to three people, or slip and slide your way around the Zig Zag, or go it alone on the world’s only drop track. With three different tracks and both wet and dry rides, there’s something for everyone, all of this coupled with some great Kiwi hospitality will ensure you have an experience you’re unlikely to forget! The original Zorb, Beyond Expectation! Min age 6 yrs. max individual weight 130kg combined weight of 250kg.

Per Person

ZYDRO - Wet and straight OR zig zag track ZORB Experience - combination of any three rides (individual ride restrictions apply) Family pass

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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)

White Island – NZ’s most Active Volcano - Walk to the edge of an active crater lake, over hot streams, past steaming volcanic vents and colourful sulphur formations before viewing the ruins of this privately owned volcano’s long abandoned mining ruins. A ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’. ANZCRO highly recommended. (Allow 3hrs) All tours require min. 2 adults.

Adult

Child (2-11 yrs)

Mount Tarawera Volcanic landing - Tour 3B

$415 $245 $935

$312 $184 $702

Mt Tarawera Volcano/Waimangu Geothermal Valley - Tour 3A White Island - Tour 4B


LAKE TAUPO

Māori Rock Carvings, Lake Taupō Photo Credit: Destination Great Lake Taupō

FACT FILE DRIVING DISTANCES: TAUPŌ TO: Auckland 280 kms, 3 hrs Wellington 370 kms, 5 hrs 45 mins Rotorua 82 kms, 1 hour Hamilton 155 kms, 2 hrs 10 mins Turangi 50 kms, 45 mins Thames 210 kms, 3 hrs

SPECIAL EVENTS: 24 Nov 2018 Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge 16 Feb 2019 Taupō Great Lake Relay 02 Mar 2019 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain IRONMAN 2019

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS: » Lake Taupō for swimming, sailing and fishing. Note: lake trolling is all year but seasonal restrictions apply to the rivers. The best months are Jun - Sep for rainbow trout and Feb - Mar for brown trout. » Craters of the Moon, geothermal area just north of town. » The mighty Huka falls, New Zealand’s most visited attraction, 5 kms north of town. » The Aratiatia rapids, a controlled water release from the hydroelectric dam, approx. 10am, noon, 2pm and 4pm daily. » Wairakei geothermal area (visit their excellent Visitor Information Centre, 8 kms north of town). Whitianga

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Acapulco Motor Inn

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Just seconds from the lakefront with transport, cafes and shops on the doorstep, Base is a purposebuilt luxury budget hostel in an ideal central location with stunning lake and mountain views. Offering superior facilities, comfy beds, and great value for money. Take your pick from a private ensuite with TV, multishare dorm, or Sanctuary wing for girls only.

Per Room From 4-6 Bed Dorm Shared Facilities 4-6 Bed Dorm Ensuite Double/Twin Ensuite

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Jul Sep 18

Oct 18 Mar 19

$29 $31 $90

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Courtney Motel

TAUPŌ

Set in a quiet location just off the main highway, only 200m from beautiful Lake Taupō. A short walk (1km) to the town centre for outstanding dining choices and boutique shopping. Amenities include free WiFi, gym, spa pool, trampoline and play area for children. Some units have a private spa pool or spa bath.

Apr Sep 19

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$23 $29 $85

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$125 $144 $207

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TAUPŌ

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Voyager Apartments Taupō

TAUPŌ

$139 $148 $218

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$240 $411 $503

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Hilton Lake Taupō

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$218 $237 $418

Oct 18 Mar 19

$240 $359 $440

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$207 $219 $232

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Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels

MaySep 19

$207 $219 $232

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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.

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Huka Lodge

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Apr Sep 19

$212 $257

Luxury

Set on 17 acres of magnificently manicured grounds, the lodge is nestled on the banks of the Waikato River. Offering just 25 elegantly furnished suites, ensuring guests can luxuriate in a private and exclusive experience. This multi award-winning retreat is an iconic New Zealand destination for those seeking world-class hospitality.

Apr Sep 19

$222 $347 $422

Self Cont.

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.

Nestled amongst the epic scenery of the Central Plateau, with impressive views across Lake Taupō 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 WiF.

Per Room From

$192 $203 $225

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$199 $258

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One Bedroom

Spacious and comfortable, this fully self-contained apartment accommodation is only 100m from the shores of Lake Taupō. Perfect for families or groups, explore the attractions of the surrounding area from this ideal base. Offering BBQ facilities, a heated swimming pool, accessible units, 24-hour onsite management, and free WiFi.

Per Room From

$169 $198 $239

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Oct 18 Sep 19

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$192 $224 $269

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Wairakei Resort offers tranquil 4-star accommodation set amidst a stunning thermal valley in the heart of the Wairakei Tourist Park. Guests can enjoy modern accommodation, exquisite dining options, golf on the 9-hole course, tennis on floodlit courts, two geothermally heated swimming pools and six outdoor hot tubs, all just minutes from Taupō’s city centre.

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Enjoy spectacular lake and mountain views from this hotel located opposite the sparkling waters of Lake Taupō, less than 1km from the thriving town centre. Only minutes by car to Huka Falls. Onsite restaurant and bar, swimming pool and hot tub, access rooms and facilities, free WiFi, 24-hour reception, children’s playground, BBQ area, and car parking.

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Suncourt Hotel and Conference Centre

Accommodation to suit every need, ideally located just 100m from a safe swimming beach and a short stroll along the lakefront from the town centre. All units feature modern furnishings and comfortable, oversize beds. Amenities include internet access, heated swimming pool and hot tub, garden setting with BBQ area, and free car parking.

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Per Room From Includes: Pre-dinner drinks and canapés, a 5 course dinner, full country breakfast, use of all lodge facilities and return Taupō Airport transfers.

Junior Suite Lodge Suite Owner’s Cottage

Jul Sep 18

$2,047 $3,496 $4,474

Oct 18 Mar 19

$2,645 $4,543 $5,854

Apr Sep 19

$2,047 $3,496 $4,474

*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.


HUKAFALLS JET

NZ RIVERJET

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.

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Hukafalls Jet Taupō Classic (Scenic Cruise and Jet Boat) H2-Ohh (White Water Rafting with Tongariro River Rafting and Hukafalls Jet)

$127 $166 $219

New Zealand’s only jet boat thermal safaris combine scenic and spin-thrilling jet boating - with geothermal attractions, nature’s flora and fauna, hot pools, and informative commentary. Fun for all, packed into a choice of three absolute ‘must see’, ‘must do’ fantastic safaris.

Scenic Blast (50mins) – Get the jet boat experience of your

dreams at the best possible price with our Scenic Blast. This tour takes you into the heart of the Tutukau Gorge, a slice of New Zealand that few have had the privilege of viewing. Learn about the history of the mighty Waikato River, the Māori tribes that settled in this area and the fierce battles that ensued. Marvel at the stunning native bush, towering cliffs and abundant wildlife as you soak up this breath-taking environment. Then prepare for the thrill ride home, encompassing the famous Hamilton 360 spins! Hold on tight as your skilful driver passes under tree branches, along cliff faces and manoeuvres these incredible boats through tight passages and gaps in the river bank. A truly memorable adventure.

Child (2-15yrs)

$84 $144 $175

The Squeeze (2.5 hours) -Begin your journey with a scenic jet boat ride down the mighty Waikato River. Take in the remarkable landscape and learn about the history of this famous region. Marvel at the 50-metre-high walls of the Tutukau Gorge, see riverside geysers, geothermal streams and silica terraces whilst absorbing the sweet sounds of nature. Then disembark the boat into a warm water stream and manoeuvre yourself through ancient rock passages and crevasses on your way to the ultimate adventure destination, a heated waterfall. It’s then time to soak in a natural, geothermal hot pool before preparing for the thrill ride home. Hold on tight as your driver brings you back to base at pace, performing highly skilled manoeuvres and the famous 360 Hamilton spins that will leave you breathless. This is one of the highest rated Jet Boat Tours in the country. Thermal Safari (2.5 hours) - Climb aboard New Zealand RiverJet with one of our highly trained and skilled

CHRIS JOLLY OUTDOORS SCENIC CRUISES AND FISHING Chris Jolly Outdoors has been operating on and around Lake Taupō for 35 years. Private trout fishing charters, fly fishing, daily scenic cruises, mountain biking, guided hiking and trail transfers are on offer.

Daily Scenic Cruises: A cruise aboard the most comfortable boat on the Lake out to the Māori rock carvings is a must when in Taupō. Sit back, take in the beautiful scenery and learn the stories and the history from the skipper and informative DVD. Complimentary tea/coffee and homemade muffin are served. Duration 1.5hrs. Departs daily at 10.30am and 1.30pm (An additional twilight cruise at 5.00pm from Dec-April). On Sundays our Brunch Cruise departs 10.30am and includes a sumptuous English cooked breakfast. Duration 2hrs.

Trout Fishing: Trout fishing is a must for the keen angler when in the Taupō region. Either trolling on one of our launches on the Lake or up one of our many rivers for Fly Fishing. All fishing tackle, guide and gear provided.

Adult

Daily Scenic Cruise Sunday Brunch Scenic Cruise Trout Fishing: 3 hour private boat charter (1-12 people POA for larger groups) Trout Fishing: Half Day Fly Fishing for 2 people (Licences, tackle and transport included)

Trout Fishing: Full Day Fly Fishing for 2 people (Licences, tackle, lunch and transport included)

$49 $74 $1,050

drivers. They will take you on a scenic tour down the Mighty Waikato River, stopping to point out wild life, native bush and numerous active geothermal areas that can only be seen by boat. Take in the stunning scenery whilst listening to the wealth of knowledge the drivers have to share about this incredible area. Then step off the Jet Boat and enter the mystical world of Orakei Korako, rated by Lonely Planet Travel Guide as one of the top 5 geothermal parks in the world. See natural, untouched, geothermal wonders which are arguably some of the best in New Zealand. Erupting geysers, silica terraces and the famous ‘Ruatapu’ Geothermal cave, one of only two in the world. Get Back in the Jet boat and prepare for the ultimate thrill ride home including the famous Hamilton 360 degree spins.

Scenic Blast (Child: 15 yrs and under) The Squeeze (Child: 5-15 yrs) Thermal Safari (Child: 3-15 yrs)

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$115 $169 $179

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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.

TAUPŌ TANDEM SKYDIVING

Tongariro Family Float - Let the whole

“Skydive from 15,000 ft with unbeatable views of Lake Taupō and volcanoes. Freefall for up to 60 seconds, reaching speeds of over 200kph! Taupō Tandem Skydiving are NZ’s original tandem skydiving company - we’ve thrown over 200,000 people out of planes since 1992. But be rest assured, as a Qualmark endorsed activity, your safety is our number one priority! With endless camera options, HD footage, free USB’s, multi-lingual staff, and free Taupō and Rotorua pick-ups, your skydiving experience will be unforgettable. We have no age limit (conditions apply), however we do have a 100kg weight limit. Seek the thrill with TTS!”

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.

Per Person

12,000ft skydive (40 seconds freefall) 15,000ft skydive (60 seconds freefall)

$279 $359

Tongariro Whitewater Rafting (Child: min. 10 yrs) Tongariro Family Float (Child: min. 3 yrs)

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Child

$145 $99

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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 Wairarapa region gives you a 350km touring route through world-class wineries. Be sure to call into the Martinbough Wine Centre.

Togariro Alpine Crossing.

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

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SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

26 Oct – 4 Nov 2018 – Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival 18 Nov 2018 – Toast Martinborough 13-17 Feb 2019 – Napier Art Deco Weekend 15-17 Mar 2019 – WOMAD NZ Jun 2019 – Food and Wine Classic Hawke’s Bay

» 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.

MARTINBOROUGH TO Napier 280 kms, 3 hrs 45 mins Rotorua 455 kms, 5 hrs 30mins Wellington 80kms, 55 mins

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» 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. » 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 and Wairarapa is highly regarded for its fine reds. » Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre has an important breeding and research program for native birdlife and home to the rare white kiwi. » Nov -Mar visit Cape Kidnappers Gannet Reserve, one of only 2 mainland colonies in the world.


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New Plymouth

Turangi Stratford

Hawera

Hawke Bay

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Mt Taranaki National Park

Opunake

Wairoa

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Ohakune

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Wanganui

Waipukurau Bulls

Palmerston North Levin

Woodville

Eketahuna

Castle Point Upper Hutt

Masterton

Wellington

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MT RUAPEHU

The Park Hotel Ruapehu

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 queen, twin, family and quad rooms. Rustic Aspen style lounge with a popular restaurant and bar. Guest laundry, drying room and outdoor hot tubs.

Per Room From Double/Twin Includes: Complimentary on-site car parking and WiFi

MT RUAPEHU

Triple Family (1-2)

Jul Sep 18

Oct 18 May 19

$145 $170 $160

$125 $157 $150

Chateau Tongariro Hotel

Jun Sep 19

$145 $180 $160

Hotel

Art Deco Weekend, Napier. Photo Credit: Art Deco Trust

NAPIER

Twin/Double Superior Executive Spa

NAPIER

Jul Sep 18

Oct 18 Mar 19

$240 $295 $372

$225 $295 $372

Quest Napier

Apr Sep 19

Per Room From

$242 $301 $380

Self Cont.

Studio Apartment 1 Bdrm Apartment 2 Bdrm Interconnecting (1-6)

Jul Oct 18

$173 $200 $400

Nov 18 Mar 19

$183 $215 $430

*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.

May - Sep 19

$192 $224 $269

$169 $198 $239

One Bedroom Two Bedroom

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Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Hotel

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.

Apr Sep 19

$177 $204 $408

Jul 18 - Apr 19

Studio

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.

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Motel

This boutique Mediterraneanstyle motel has been thoughtfully designed for a comfortable and relaxing stay, and is located only a 5-minute drive from the Art Deco city centre. All rooms are ground floor with designated car parking immediately outside. Two accessible units are available. Other amenities include a BBQ area, guest laundry, and free WiFi.

Chateau Tongariro Hotel provides visitors with a timeless elegance. Sitting gracefully inside the Tongariro National Park, a dual World Heritage area, the hotel is surrounded by the sacred peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro and some of New Zealand’s best alpine treks and walks. Constructed in 1929, today the hotel provides accommodation, restaurants and bars for guests to enjoy.

Per Room From

Bella Tuscany

Per Room From Superior Room BONUS: FREE Wifi

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1 Bedroom Suite Family Room (1-4)

Jul Sep 18

$179 $308 $360

Oct 18 Apr 19

$237 $395 $489

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May Sep 19

$189 $318 $372

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Copthorne Hotel Palmerston North

Hotel

MASTERTON

Copthorne Hotel Solway Park

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.

Per Room From Extra Person

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.

Apr Sep 19

$186 $58

Superior

MARTINBOROUGH

Jul 18 Mar 19

Per Room From

$186 $58

Peppers Parehua Martinborough

Superior

MARTINBOROUGH

Winemaker Cottage B&B Includes: Breakfast daily

Lakeside Cottage B&B Secluded Cottage B&B

Jul Oct 18

$176 $278 $327

Nov 18 Mar 19

$273 $375 $424

Apr Sep 19

$181 $283 $332

Oct 18 Mar 19

Apr Sep 19

$183 $221

$162 $193

The Martinborough Hotel

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 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.

Per Room From

Jul Sep 18

$162 $193

Standard

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Hotel

Per Room From Garden Suite BONUS OFFER: Complimentary WIFI

Heritage Suite Superior Garden Suite

Jul Sep 18

$217 $217 $235

Oct 18 Mar 19

$296 $296 $319

Apr Sep 19

$240 $240 $258

Craggy Range Winery. Photo Credit: Hawke’s Bay Tourism.

FORGOTTEN WORLD

ART DECO EXPERIENCES 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.

Located deep within King Country lies the 142 kilometre railway that time (almost) forgot. The tracks lay silent before they were revitalised in 2012 by Forgotten World Adventures to give visitors to the North Island’s King Country a new way to experience the rugged beauty of the surrounding native bush and sheep farming country. On the variety of tours offered, visitors can trace the paths of some of the first Europeans to arrive in this country, as well as some of the ancient Māori tracks they used as their guides.

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 Ahuriri and a delightfully quaint Art Deco residential suburb.

The Five Tunnel Tour is a 32km return trip, providing a neat snapshot of the countryside. It also features the longest tunnel on the line at 1.5 kilometres, and 4 tunnels with all the original brickwork. So come down to the station – a forgotten Aotearoa New Zealand awaits

Per Person

Full Day Twenty Tunnel Tour Rail and River Run Five Tunnel Tour

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$305 $324 $155

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Adult

Walking Tour

$24

Vintage Car Tour (1-4 People)

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Child (12-16yrs)

$200

$24

*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.


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.

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.

Chocolate Through the Ages Museum Triple Chocolate Dipper Triple Chocolate Temptation

Adult

Child (1-12yrs)

Family (2AD+2CH)

$9 $40 $84

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$22 -

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. Per Person

$337 $570

A Twilight Odyssey Full Day Odyssey Experience

ADRIFT GUIDED ADVENTURES 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

PUKAHA MOUNT BRUCE Home of the famous White Kiwi - Located 30 kms north of Masterton, 2 hours drive north-east of

Wellington, 2 hrs south of Napier. Pukaha Mount Bruce is internationally recognised for its breeding success and subsequent re-introduction of endangered species back into their native areas. Visitors get to experience endangered wildlife up close and in the wild. See for yourself what is being done to save kiwi, tuatara, kokako and kaka. Open daily from 9am-4.30pm.

1 Hour Guided Tour - Includes the Interactive Gallery, the nocturnal Kiwi House and the beautiful walking track which weaves through the forest filled with bird calls.

Behind the Scenes Tour - A unique and special opportunity that not many people get. Includes the guided tour above plus you go behind the gates and spend time with a ranger helping with their daily duties tending to the birds and animals of Puhaka. Duration: 2.5 hours. Per Person

1 Hour Guided Tour Behind the Scenes Tour

$44 $125

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)

Old Coach Road Mountain Bike Trail: Walking or riding along the historic cobblestone Coach Road through a bush corridor on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu is an exciting adventure, a journey back in time. Magnificent native Rimu trees, native falcons screaming through the air, pigeons flying between the tree tops, the curved steel lattice of the Hapuawhenua Viaduct and of course, the old railway tunnel. This is a grade 2 cycleway which is appropriate for all including family groups with young children. Includes: guide/s, return transport from National Park Village and Whakapapa Village accommodation, bike and helmet. Pick up 9am or 1pm / drop off 12:30pm or 5:30pm.

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

Per Person

Tongariro Crossing 1 day walk Sunset Guided Walk The Old Coach Road mountain bike trail 1 Day Whanganui River Guided Canoe

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$240 $108 $193 $277

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Barista serves in Wellington café. Credit: Wellington Resource Hub

NZ’S ULTIMATE URBAN DESTINATION The nation’s capital is an unforgettable city nestled between a beautiful harbour and rolling hills. Sophisticated yet friendly, this compact city has great shopping, arts and culture, a vibrant nightlife, and enough cafés and restaurants per head to rival New York.

WELLINGTON DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

CULTURE, HERITAGE AND SHOPPING:

WELLINGTON TO:

10-26 Aug 2018 – Visa Wellington on a Plate

» 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”.

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

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WELLINGTON

27 Sep - 14 Oct 2018 – World of Wearable Arts Awards Show 10-11 Jan – Beervana

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.

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» 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. » Courtney Place is the nightlife capital, full of restaurants, bars, cafés and theatres. » Cuba Steet is the Bohemian alternative quarter capturing the city’s creative pulse.


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Featuring contemporary guest Basin rooms in the heart of the city, Reserve near the bustle of Lambton Quay RUG BY and within walking distance of Parliament Buildings, TSB Arena, Westpac Stadium and Te Papa. Accessible rooms available. Amenities include a restaurant and bar (breakfast, lunch and dinner), room service, 24-hour reception, and car parking (paid direct).

Extra Person

$175 $44

$235 $44

The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges

$190 $207 $45

$188 $204 $45

Self Cont.

Hotel

May - Sep 19

$165 $198 $29

$148 $177 $29

Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman

Per Room From

Apr Sep 19

$193 $49

Jul 18 - Apr 19

Hotel

Perfectly located between Cuba Street and Victoria University, in the heart of the city’s business and entertainment districts. Enjoy easy access to some of New Zealand’s best bars, restaurants, cafes, and tourist attractions. The hotel offers WiFi access, 24-hour reception, and an on-site restaurant and bar. Public parking is available (paid direct).

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Apr Sep 19

Offering friendly service and a spacious atmosphere, conveniently located within easy reach of the vibrant city centre, Westpac Stadium, and surrounding attractions. This is the closest accommodation to the Interisland Ferry terminal. Restaurant and bar open for breakfast and dinner, some units with spa baths, and free car parking.

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Oct 18 Mar 19

Capital Gateway Motor Inn

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Ibis Wellington

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Conveniently located in a quiet urban setting, just 2.6km from Wellington Airport and 6km from the city centre. The hotel offers a number of accessible and interconnecting rooms. Other features include an outdoor swimming pool, 24-hour reception and room service, restaurant and bar, free 24-hour airport shuttle, and free car parking for up to five days.

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Jul Aug 18

$190 $216 $50

Sep 18 Mar 19

$229 $254 $50

Apr Sep 19

$209 $237 $55

Gelato on the waterfront. Credit: Wellington Resource Hub

Situated on the doorstep of the CBD, on the edge of the thriving government and corporate precinct. The hotel is within easy walking distance of shopping on Lambton Quay, waterfront dining, Westpac Stadium, and the Wellington Railway Station. Enjoy contemporary cuisine in a beautiful setting at the on-site restaurant and bar. Free WiFi.

Per Room From BONUS: Children 12yrs and under stay FREE*

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Standard Room Superior Room

Jul Sep 18

$169 $198

Oct 18 Mar 19

$192 $220

Park Hotel Lambton Quay

Apr Sep 19

$186 $218

Hotel

A place to relax and take time out, nestled between The Terrace and Midland Park. This modern hotel offers everything you need for a comfortable stay in the city; tailored décor meets nature with timber touches throughout. Restaurant and bar on-site, free WiFi, and car parking (booking necessary).

Per Room From Standard Robin Room Superior Heron Studio Two Bedroom Apt

Jul Aug 18

$163 $192 $239

Sep 18 Mar 19

$190 $205 $267

Apr Sep 19

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Travelodge Wellington

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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

Jul - Sep 18

Oct 18 - Sep 19

Standard Room

$190 $219

$233 $262

Executive Room

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Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel

Per Room From Superior Room Superior Plus Room Extra person

Self Cont.

Studio 1 Bdrm Standard 2 Bdrm Superior (1-4)

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Oct 18 - Sep 19

$200 $244 $357

$213 $257 $369

CityLife Wellington

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Jul Sep 18

$265 $336 $379

Oct 18 Mar 19

$304 $368 $406

QT Museum Wellington

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1 Bdrm Suite

Apr Sep 19

$265 $335 $379

$250 $276 $58

Oct 18 Mar 19

$302 $327 $58

Apr Sep 19

$250 $276 $58

Hotel

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.

Harbour View

Soak up the atmosphere of New Zealand’s cultural capital. Situated on Lambton Quay, you’ll find the best shopping, 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).

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Rydges Wellington

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Hotel

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, valet parking, and WiFi.

Located on the doorstep of key city attractions; only a few minutes’ walk from the shopping and restaurants of Courtney Place and Cuba Street, and 10 minutes’ walk from Te Papa Museum and the beautiful waterfront. Each room boasts contemporary design, superior space, and kitchen facilities. Complimentary WiFi for all guests.

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Jul Sep 18

$275 $364 $403

Oct 18 Mar 19

$285 $374 $414

Grand Mercure Wellington

Apr Sep 19

$303 $400 $443

Hotel

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 restaurant and bar offers a unique dining experience and panoramic views. Accessible facilities available. Amenities include 24-hour reception, room service, indoor lap pool, gym, sauna, WiFi, and ample car parking.

Per Room From Superior Room Deluxe Room Executive Room

Jul Aug 18

$218 $249 $297

Sep 18 Mar 19

$249 $276 $327

Apr Sep 19

$240 $273 $326

Hotel / Self Cont.

Fall down the rabbit hole into an explosion of colour and texture, where eccentric creativity meets luxury travel at this renowned city hotel. The stunning harbourside location puts Wellington at your fingertips, and Te Papa is just across the street. On-site restaurant and cocktail bar, lobby lounge, free WiFi, 24-hour room service, gym, spa, and valet car parking.

Per Room From Executive Studio Harbour View Room 1 Bedroom Suite

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Jul Aug 18

$330 $349 $349

Sep 18 Mar 19

$339 $365 $365

Sofitel Wellington

Apr Sep 19

$363 $384 $384

Hotel

A luxury haven on the doorstep of the CBD offering restful views of lush hillsides and the Botanic Gardens, within easy walking distance of many major city attractions. All guest rooms are beautifully appointed in vintage gold and bronze tones. Accessible facilities available. The on-site restaurant and bar offer French flair and an elegant, relaxed atmosphere. Fitness centre and indoor car parking.

Per Room From Superior Room Classic Room Luxury Room

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Jul Sep 18

$343 $343 $468

Oct 18 Mar 19

$430 $430 $555

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Apr Sep 19

$377 $377 $515

Friends at craft beer bar. Credit: Wellington Resource Hub *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.


ZEALANDIA ECO-SANCTUARY

MARTINBOROUGH GOURMET WINE TOUR Depart by train for a scenic journey with stunning views of Wellington Harbour and the Wairarapa Valley countryside. Enjoy wine tastings throughout the day, a delicious local gourmet antipasto lunch in the charming wine village, gourmet delights, and to finish, a delectable cheese platter and coffee. Experience four boutique award-winning Martinborough vineyards. If time allows, browse village craft shops and local galleries also. Sit back, relax and let our knowledgeable driver guide you in our comfortable, modern minibus. Ideal as a day trip departing Wellington, or start your journey in the Wairarapa (minimum of 2 passengers). With new found friends, enjoy Martinborough’s finest wineries and stunning scenery. Indulge in local produce and globally renown wines. Relax and enjoy your day out with Tranzit Tours. Departs: Weekdays: Wellington Railway Station at 8.21am, returning to Wellington at 5.20pm. Weekends and Public Holidays: Depart Wellington Railway Station at 9.55am, return 6.30pm. Winter timetable may apply.

Operated by Tranzit Tours

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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).

ZEALANDIA by Day (Child: 5-17yrs)

$197

Ex Wellington

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 (Child: 12-17yrs)

Adult

Child

$52 $80

$26 $38

WETA STUDIO TOURS Enter the world of Weta Workshop with There and Back Again: The Full Experience, a guided round trip by Weta Studio Tours! You’ll enjoy return transfers from Wellington i-SITE to Weta Studio Tours, where you’ll explore our Weta Cave Workshop Tour and our Miniatures Stage Tour: Thunderbirds Are Go. Your driver will highlight iconic film sites during your journey and you’ll get priority seating to our exclusive documentary on arrival. A Weta Workshop crew member will then show you incredible props, costumes and creatures from your favourite films and exhibitions, followed by a journey through the amazing miniature environments built for Thunderbirds Are Go!

WELLINGTON CITY TOUR

Departs: Daily at 9am, 10.30am, 12pm and 1.30pm.

Hop on board and experience Wellington’s original sightseeing tour, the perfect introduction to Wellington city. Hammonds Wellington Tours are nearing 60 years young so genuinely know all the hidden spots of this amazing city. Departing daily, you will experience the best attractions and must-see landmarks of this vibrant city and get off the typical tourist trail. Gain a 360° view of the city from Mount Victoria, experience the rugged south coast seas and explore interesting quaint villages. View the Beehive and Parliament Buildings and take a wander around the beautiful Lady Norwood rose garden. Take a ride on the famous Cable Car (optional at own cost) but most of all sit back and enjoy Wellington at its finest! We also offer you to get an 'off the beaten track' experience with our Palliser Bay Tour, enjoy a local tipple (or two!) with Wellington’s Craft Beer Tour or head over to the Wairarapa to wander around Greytown – a charming boutique shopping village complete with delicious delicacies! Depart Wellington i-SITE, at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wakefield St Departs: 10am and 2pm daily. Returns: 12.30pm and 4.30pm daily *Winter and Public Holiday timetable may apply

Operated by Hammonds Wellington Tours

Adult

Child (4-14yrs)

Wellington City Tour

$52

$26

Operated by Weta Studio Tours

There and Back Again: Full Experience

Adult

Child (6-12yrs)

$85

$50

FLAT EARTH NEW ZEALAND EXPERIENCES Luxury small group tours include accommodation transfers, morning/ afternoon tea plus lunch on full day tours.

Half Day Middle-Earth Film Locations - A wonderful small

group half day film locations experience with your own guide. The tour will take you to the filming locations for Rivendell, the Anduin River, the Gardens of Isengard plus many many more locations. Four hours duration, pick up 9.00am or 1.30pm. Includes Entry fees, Refreshments, morning or afternoon tea.

Full day Middle Earth Film Locations - Includes all of the half day sites plus travel further afield to the majestic Rivendell location. See where the locations of Helms Deep, Minas Tirith Gardens of Isengard and the River Anduin were filmed. Enjoy a gourmet café lunch where the stars ate while living in Wellington, and tour the Weta Cave and the new Window into Workshop exhibition to see the magic of Weta's creative film making. Departs 9am returns 5.00pm, min 2 people. Capital Craft Beer Tour - Join us for a Craft Beer and Food tour

combining the best tastes of Wellington. We include a visit to one of the City's best Free Houses for a beer matched brunch or late lunch, plus tasting at another brewery before finishing at an artisan chocolatier. R18 only.

Half Day Middle-Earth Film Locations Full Day Middle-Earth Film Locations

Capital Craft Beer Tour (1-2 people)

Adult

Child (3-12yrs)

$145

$73

$385

$193

$970

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TE PAPA - FAR MORE THAN JUST A MUSEUM Te Papa is New Zealand’s innovative and interactive national museum located on Wellington’s spectacular waterfront. The Museum has attracted over 25 million visitors since opening in 1998 and is a ‘must see’ on every visitor’s itinerary. Its name literally means ‘container of treasures’. Explore the great treasures and stories of this country – its unique natural environment, Māori culture and taonga (treasures), art heritage and fascinating history. This is no ordinary museum! With a combination of the latest technology and classic story-telling, Te Papa educates, entertains and inspires. Open: 10am - 6pm every day (except Christmas Day). General admission is free.

Introducing Te Papa Tour - 60 minutes. This tour provides an overview of Te Papa’s highlights,

Māori treasures, and New Zealand history. Ideal for visitors with limited time or wanting an introduction for an extended visit. Summer (1 November - 31 March): Tours depart 10.15am, 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm. Winter (1 April - 31 October): Tours depart at 10.15am, 12 noon, 2pm.

Introducing Te Papa Tour (60 minutes)

Adult

Child (15yrs and under)

$20

$10

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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. Amongst The Vines. Credit: MarlboroughNZ.com

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

PICTON TO:

13 Oct 2018 – Abel Tasman Coastal Classic

Nelson 144 kms, 2 hrs Blenheim 30 kms, 25 mins Kaikōura 160 kms, 2 hrs 15 mins Christchurch 342 kms, 5 hrs

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Jan 2019 – Nelson Jazz and Blues Festival 09 Feb 2019 – Marlborough Wine Festival

NELSON TO: Collingwood 135 kms, 2 hr 20 mins

FACT FILE

11 - 26 Oct 2018 – Nelson Arts Festival

Kaiteriteri 65 kms, 1 hr 15 mins

09 Mar 2019 – MarchFest (beer festival)

Greymouth 290 kms, 4 hrs 10 minss

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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.


Raetihi Lodge

MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS

Nestled in the stunning Marlborough Sounds, this boutique lodge is the perfect setting to enjoy breathtaking ocean views, sunsets, and birdsong. Indulge in an unforgettable luxury getaway amidst the natural beauty of native bush, wildlife, and beaches. Mountain bikes, kayaks, SUPs, fishing rods, and a dinghy rowing boat are all available for guest use.

Farewell Spit

Golden Bay

Collingwood Heaphy Track

Wellington

Abel Tasman Track Marahau Kaiteriteri

Takaka Motueka

Kahurangi National Park

Paparoa National Park

Sea View One way water taxi transfer from

Awatere Valley

Nelson Lakes National Park

Hosted

Looking out over the calm clear waters of Endeavour Inlet, surrounded by 2,000 acres of native forest, and set on three acres of the most picturesque scenery in the Marlborough Sounds. The isolation of this setting guarantees a relaxing and stress-free retreat. Award-winning restaurant and bar serving fresh, seasonal cuisine with an extensive wine list.

Blenheim

Murchison Reefton

Furneaux Lodge

MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS

Picton

Renwick

$273 $380 $38

Garden View

Queen Charlotte Track

Nelson

11 Nov 18 23 Apr 19

Per Room From

Marlborough Sounds

Havelock

Karamea

Hosted

Clarence River

Kaikoura Hanmer Springs

Per Room From

Oct 18 - Apr 19

Endeavour Suite

$350 $415 $55

Chalet One way water taxi transfer from

Arthur’s Pass PICTON National Park Lake Kaniere

Mt Hutt

Darfield

hven

Aldan Lodge Motel

Jul 18 - Apr 19

May - Sep 19

$165 $198 $269

$135 $162 $199

1 Bedroom (1-3)

Timaru

BLENHEIM

Picton Beachcomber Inn

2 Bedroom (1-4)

Commodore Court Motel

Per Room From Standard Superior

Self Cont.

BLENHEIM

Located within minutes of Marlborough’s famous wineries, and conveniently placed for access to the local airport, railway station, and town centre. Modern, fullyserviced motel suites ensure a comfortable stay in this beautiful region. Amenities include a solar heated swimming pool, children’s play area, WiFi, guest laundry, and off-street car parking.

Waihao River

Waitaki River

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Per Room From

Per Room From

$165 $198 $239

$148 $177 $218

Chateau Studio

2 Bedroom (1-4)

BLENHEIM

Scenic Marlborough

Superior Studio Grand Room

Hotel

BLENHEIM

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.

BONUS OFFER: FREE Wifi

Superior Room

Jul Sep 18

$179

Oct 18 Mar 19

$226

*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.

Apr Sep 19

$188

$200 $234

May Sep 19

$178 $209

Hotel

Jul Sep 18

$227 $266 $337

Oct 18 Apr 19

$259 $305 $368

Marlborough Lodge

May Sep 19

$236 $276 $352

Hosted

A luxury country estate located in the heart of the famous Marlborough wine region, nestled in 16 acres of secluded parklands. Offering ten contemporary suites in the historic lodge which are elegantly designed to ensure every comfort. Rates include breakfast, afternoon canapes, and a la carte dinner showcasing local gourmet produce.

Per Room From Per Room From

$171 $202

Oct 18 Apr 19

Luxury boutique accommodation at the edge of Blenheim’s town centre, overlooking the gardens of Seymour Square. Relax in style after a long day exploring the delights of this renowned wine region. Amenities include an award-winning restaurant and bar, gym, day spa, electric car charging station, free parking, and free WiFi. Accessible rooms available.

May - Sep 19

1 Bedroom

Jul Sep 18

Chateau Marlborough

Jul 18 - Apr 19

Studio

Hotel

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.

Christchurch

Studio from

Canterbury Bight

PICTON

Ideally located in the town centre of Picton, gateway to the stunning Marlborough region. 1km or less to the ferry terminal, railway station, and waterfront; shopping and Pegasus Bay restaurants all nearby. Units are fully self-contained. Amenities include free WiFi, guest BBQ, children’s play area, 24-hour reception, luggage storage for track walkers and guest laundry.

Per Room From

Temuka

Self Cont.

Waipara

Lodge Room BONUS OFFER: Includes Breakfast & Dinner

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Lodge Suite Premium Suite

Jul Oct 18

$1,125 $1,430 $1,547

Nov 18 Mar 19

$1,500 $1,908 $2,063

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Apr Sep 19

$1,109 $1,500 $1,650

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NELSON

Balmoral Motel

Self Cont.

The Hotel Nelson

NELSON

This family-friendly motel is located only a short walk from the beach in the thriving seaside village of Tahunanui. Five minutes’ drive from the airport and 10 minutes from the city centre, everything in the beautiful Nelson region is easily accessible from this motel. Facilities include a swimming pool, unlimited free WiFi, and off-street parking.

Per Room From Studio 1 Bedroom (1-3) 2 Bedroom (1-4)

NELSON

Jul 18 - Apr 19

May - Sep 19

$150 $180 $218

$135 $161 $199

Rutherford Hotel

Enjoy relaxing and affordable accommodation located in central Nelson, only a seven-minute walk from the city centre and famous Saturday market, and a 10-minute drive from the airport. Facilities include a restaurant and bar, room service, free WiFi, heated swimming pool complex with BBQ area, two guest laundries, and free car parking.

Per Room From Studio Superior Superior Spa

Hotel

Per Room From Premium Extra person

GOLDEN BAY

$234 $74

Oct 18 Mar 19

$283 $74

Mohua Hotel

Self Cont.

Per Room From Standard Room BONUS: Comp. Airport Shuttle service from 8.30am-4pm weekdays and Summer only. Must be prebooked.

GOLDEN BAY

Studio One Bedroom Two Bedroom

GOLDEN BAY

Jul Oct 18

$156 $181 $206

Nov 18 Apr 19

$169 $194 $219

May Sep 19

$163 $188 $213

Ratanui Lodge

$234 $259 $305

May Sep 19

$209 $236 $276

Self Cont.

1 Bdrm Spa Cottage 2 Bdrm Cottage (1-4)

Jul Sep 18

$180 $230 $258

Oct 18 Mar 19

$218 $265 $295

Apr Sep 19

$198 $253 $283

Westhaven Retreat

Self Cont.

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.

Located in the heart of beautiful Golden Bay, at the entrance of the Takaka township, this locallyowned motel provides clean, well-appointed accommodation for all visitors from solo travellers to families. Two accessible rooms and facilities available. Amenities include free unlimited WiFi, full kitchenettes in all rooms, and spa bath options

Per Room From

$202 $227 $266

Oct 18 Apr 19

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 Townhouses, the Studio Apartment 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.

Apr Sep 19

$240 $74

Jul Sep 18

Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco

NELSON

Nelson’s only 24-hour fullyserviced hotel, offering luxurious rooms and suites, centrally located for galleries and city attractions. All rooms have a view of either the harbour, historic South Street, or the beautiful cathedral. Amenities include two restaurants, bar, café, accessible rooms, gym, sauna, outdoor pool, bike hire, and on-site parking (paid direct).

Jul Sep 18

Hotel

Per Room From Lodge Room DBB Luxury Suite DBB

Jul Nov 18

$919 $1,172

Dec 18 Apr 19

$1,106 $1,360

May Sep 19

$919 $1,172

Hotel

GOLDEN BAY AIR Golden Bay Air is family run air transport service that has been operating 13 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.

One day Fly Golden Bay and Cruise Abel Tasman Experience - Get off the beaten track to

Located just across the street from beautiful Pohara Beach, the lodge is set back from the main road and surrounded by gardens. Features include an intimate dining room, lounge with fireplace, two outside patios, and small saltwater swimming pool. Guest rooms are luxuriously furnished. Complimentary WiFi and continental breakfast. Children over 12 years only.

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16 Aug - Oct 18

Nov 18 - Mar 19

$235 $265

$395 $425

MARLBOROUGH, PICTON & NELSON

discover both spectacular Golden Bay and the idyllic Abel Tasman National Park in a single day without retracing your steps. Starting in Nelson, your day includes: a stunning 2 hour cruise along the golden beaches of Abel Tasman National Park; a 45 minute scenic shuttle to Takaka with 1.5 hours to explore boutique galleries and cafes (lunch not included) and an easy 30 minute bush walk to Te Waikoropupu Springs, the clearest water in the world. Return to Nelson with an incredible 1 hour scenic flight over the extraordinary Wharariki Sea Arches, Farewell Spit, and Abel Tasman National Park. Multi day options from both Wellington and Nelson also available.

One day Fly Golden Bay and Cruise Abel Tasman Experience

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Adult

Child

$449

$430

*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.


Totaranui Awaroa Onetahuti

Kaiteriteri Marahau

Falls River

Bark Bay

Torrent Bay Adele Island Anchorage Pitt Head Te Pukatea Bay

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. Includes: • Knowledgeable host guides, meals • Twin/double share accommodation (ensuite) • Launch cruise

Per Adult 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

• Use of kayaks/canoes, day pack • Coach transfers to and from Motueka or Nelson • Luggage transfer - you travel with only a day pack

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.

Standard 1 Nov - 19 Jan, 1 Feb - 31 Mar and 1 May - 30 Sept

Shoulder Season

Day 4:

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

$1,470 $2,075 $1,595 $2,215

$1,320 $1,950 $1,445 $2,090

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 (4.30 pm) or Nelson (5.30 pm).

1-31 Oct, 20-31 Jan and 1-30 Apr

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.

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

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 Guided Walk Independent Walk

Adult Twin Share

$1,940 $840

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SOUNDS CONNECTION FISHING TOURS Sounds Connection operate MV “Seabud” and “MV Tory” both of which are ideal for a day of fishing. The main fish caught in the Queen Charlotte Sound is Terakihi, but there are plenty of other species to keep your day interesting. The calm, sheltered waters of the inner sounds and abundant local wildlife including dolphins, seals, shags and little blue penguins combined with the views of isolated homes tucked away amongst the dense bush, makes for an enjoyable day. Tackle, bait etc is provided with the fish filleted ready for the pan. Tea, coffee and cookies are also included - along with a highly knowledgeable skipper! Maximum 8 Passengers. Transfers are available from your accommodation by prior arrangement.

Per Person

MARLBOROUGH TOUR COMPANY

$619 $1,119 $1,619 $50 $188

3 Hr Fishing Inner Queen Charlotte Sound (up to 6 people)

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.

5 Hr Fishing Outer Sounds (up to 6 people) 8 Hr Fishing Extreme Outer Sounds (up to 6 people) Per person extra, (up to 8 people) Per boat, per extra hour

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.

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.

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.

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 9am and returns to Picton by 4pm. Note: Dec - Mar, there is also a half day option available (no lunch provided). Min. age 16 yrs.

MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS ADVENTURE COMPANY

One Day Guided Kayak - A fun and easy introduction to sea kayaking and the Marlborough Sounds.

Per Person

$277 $225

Marlborough Wine Iconic Tour Taste Marlborough

Per Person

$140 $105

Full Day Guided Kayak Half Day Kayak

COUGAR LINE 3 Hour Sounds Delivery Cruise - Enjoy the comfort of our luxury catamarans as we cover up to 120

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Per Person

Full Day Wine Tour Full Day Gourmet Wine Experience Half Day Wine Tour

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$119 $248 $88

3 Hour Sounds Delivery Cruise Early Bird Eco Cruise Full Day Cruise and Queen Charlotte Walk

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Child (5-15yrs)

$90 $99 $90

$45 $50 $45


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 1 pm 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 2 pm. 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)

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

Horse Treks - Guided horse treks from 1 - 2.5 hours to suit all abilities. Our treks include river crossings, hill

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).

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trails and stunning views of the mountains and sea.

Skywire 4x4 Quad Bike Tour 2.5 hr Horse Trek (Per Person)

Adult

Child

$145 $187 $72 $114

$90 $120 $36 $66

THE NATIONAL WOW®MUSEUM Adult

Child (under 17 yrs)

$95 $175

$95 $175

$165

The museum complex in Nelson houses two collections representing innovation in design, the world’s only World of WearableArt™ (WOW®) museum and a treasured classic car collection.

WOW®Museum - Visit the WOW® Museum and get up

close with the ‘best of the best’ from around the world. Since 2001, visitors have been captivated by the award-winning garments exhibited from previous WOW® Awards Shows and the unique opportunity of seeing these extraordinary works of art up close.

Classic Car Collection - A car used by presidents, the

most expensive car ever made for its time and the world’s fastest mini are some of the treasures you’ll discover. See 120 classic cars from the last 100 years and immerse yourself in the art of motoring. Open every day from 10am – 5.00pm except Christmas Day, the Museum also includes the WOW® Café and Museum Shop.

Child

Adult

(5-14yrs)

$24

General Entry

$10

TRAIL JOURNEYS NELSON 1 Day Nelson to Mapua Adventure – (self guided) - Departing from Nelson Experience some stunning scenery on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail. There are many fun stops along the way with award winning wineries, craft breweries, and the World of Wearable Art Museum. Cycle along the old rail route and picturesque coastal route to Rabbit Island and Mapua. This is all grade one riding (easy) where a moderate fitness level is required. A short ride on the Mapua Ferry has you landing on the Mapua Wharf where the vibe and atmosphere is relaxing while you enjoy some great food and beverages. Total distance 32km. Inclusions: cycle equipment (includes bicycle, helmet, repair kit, panniers or carrier bag, odometer and trail documentation), bottled water, transport from Mapua Wharf to Nelson and Mapua Ferry crossing. 4 Day Abel Tasman Coaster - Cycle between

three to five hours each day with an easy to moderate gradient, visiting award winning wineries, craft breweries and cafés; sample local produce along the way! Your itinerary includes a memorable cruise in the Abel Tasman National Park to the secluded Awaroa Lodge. Enjoy two nights of absolute bliss and relaxation in this magical location. The last day is action-packed in the National Park with multiple choices of freedom walks or optional extras such as kayaking or sailing on board a Catamaran back to Kaiteriteri.

Adult

1 Day Nelson to Mapua Adventure (Self Guided) 4 Day Abel Tasman Coaster

$89 $1,165

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.

Child

(under 17yrs)

$89 $1,165

Adult

Farewell Spit Eco Tour

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$160

Child

(under 16yrs)

MARLBOROUGH, PICTON & NELSON

$58

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& 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. Hanmer Springs, Canterbury. Photo Credit: Julian Apse

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

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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.

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

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» The Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa have been Reefton 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

Self Cont.

White Morph

KAIKŌURA

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.

Per Room From Studio 1 Bedroom (1-2) 2 Bedroom (1-2)

KAIKŌURA

Jul Aug 18

Sep 18 Apr 19

$175 $210 $231

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.

May Aug 19

$185 $225 $250

Per Room From

$178 $213 $234

Bendamere House B&B

Standard Deluxe Family Suite (1-2)

Hosted

KAIKŌURA

Hampden Room B&B Harrington Room B&B Langman Room B&B

HANMER SPRINGS

Jul - Sep 18

Oct 18 - Sep 19

$260 $260 $260

$270 $270 $270

Settlers Motel

Lodge Room DBB

BONUS: Free Wifi, laundry & use of towels for thermal pools.

HANMER SPRINGS

Hapuku Room DBB

BONUS: Includes full breakfast and three-course dinner.

HANMER SPRINGS

Family Tree House (1-4) DBB

2 Bedroom (1-4)

Per Room From

$195 $225 $260

Clear Ridge Apartments

$198 $231 $356

$175 $200 $325

Hosted

$788 $953 $1,402

Oct 18 Mar 19

$963 $1,240 $1,787

Apr Aug 19

$844 $1,165 $1,514

Hotel / Self Cont.

Soak up the natural beauty of the Southern Alps from this historic hotel that has been beautifully restored to its former glory. The spacious rooms have all the modern comforts, surrounded by immaculately landscaped gardens. Located opposite the thermal pools. Amenities include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, tennis court, free WiFi, and car parking.

Tues - Thur

$215 $245 $280

1 Bedroom

Apr Aug 19

Heritage Hanmer Springs

Jul 18 - Sep 19

Studio from

Jul Sep 18

Per Room From

Boutique 5-star accommodation, self-contained and serviced, in a tranquil alpine environment. Enjoy superb comfort and unique décor, including handcrafted furniture and original artwork. Close to the village just off the main street, only a few minutes’ walk to the thermal pools, shops, and eateries. Free WiFi, free laundry facilities, and a BBQ area.

Fri - Mon

$173 $198 $281

Nov 18 Mar 19

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.

Self Cont.

Per Room From

Jul Oct 18

Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses

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.

Per Room From

Self Cont.

Superior Deluxe 3 Bedroom (1-6)

Self Cont.

HANMER SPRINGS

Jul Sep 18

$194 $219 $369

Oct 18 Mar 19

Apr Aug 19

$219 $244 $406

$194 $219 $369

Braemar Lodge and Spa

Luxury

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.

Per Room From 1 Bdrm Apt *Note: Xmas surcharges apply.

HANMER SPRINGS

2 Bdrm Apt (1-4) Extra Person

Jul Sep 18

$250 $310 $50

Oct 18 Apr 19

$300 $338 $50

The St James

May Aug 19

$250 $310 $50

BONUS: FREE upgrade! From Medway Suite to Medway Spa Suite. Subject to availability.

Self Cont.

Located just 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.

Per Room From Deluxe Studio BONUS: Free Wifi.

1 Bdrm Spa Unit 2 Bdrm Connection Unit (1-4)

Jul Nov 18

$246 $363 $483

Dec 18 Apr 19

$268 $384 $525

*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.

May Aug 19

$259 $380 $508

This premier resort, only a 10-minute drive from Hanmer Village, boasts outstanding views across the valley towards the mountains and alpine forests. Spacious suites feature sumptuous furnishings, super-king bed, cosy gas fire, private terrace and marble bathroom with double spa bath. On-site restaurant, bar, and day spa. Pet-friendly suites available.

Per Room From Medway Suite Medway Spa Suite Deluxe View Spa Suite

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Jan - Mar 19

Apr -Sep 19

$263 $338 $388

$325 $425 $494

$263 $300 $350

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SEAL SWIM Snorkelling with wild New Zealand Fur Seals, in the shallow waters of the beautiful Kaikōura Peninsula, is truly a unique experience. All equipment is provided and no experience is necessary. Experienced guided, equipped with large floats will accompany each group, of max 11 swimmers. Every tour is different but generally 1 hour is spent in the water. Tours operated from Early Oct until May subject to conditions. Departs: 9.30am and 12.30pm Nov-Apr, plus on demand during Oct-May. Duration 2.5 hr, Accommodation transfers within Kaikōura township available if prebooked.

Adult

Boat Based Tour

$120

Child (14yrs & under)

$80

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.

Whale Watch®

Adult

Child (3-15yrs)

$150

$60

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.

Scenic Flight Experience - 30 mins Helicopter Flight - 30 mins

Adult

Child (3-14yrs)

$180 $371

$75 $263

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 8 yrs, min. age to watch 5 yrs.

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. Operated by Dolphins Encounters

Adult

Child (14yrs & under)

Dolphin Encounter - Swimmers

$180 $95 $125

$165 $55 $60

Dolphin Encounter - Spectators Albatross Encounter

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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.

Half Day Guided Seal Kayaking Tour

Adult

Child (12yrs & under)

$110

$70


HANMER SPRINGS THERMAL POOLS AND SPA Super Pass (includes towel) - Super Pass offers choice of a

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 15 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 the new SuperBowl. 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.

1/2 hour sauna, steam or private thermal pool, use of all outdoor pools and a choice of waterslide pass or return pass (return entry to be used within the same day). Minimum of 2 persons for private thermal pools.

Spa Pass (includes towel) - Choice of private sauna or steam followed by a relaxing full body massage and use of all outdoor thermal pools and freshwater lap pool after your massage. 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.

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. Per Person

$49 $165 $186 $165 $201

Super Pass (includes towel) Adult

Pools Single Entry + Towel Hire Return Same Day Entry

$26 $31

Child (3-15yrs)

$13 $16

Spa Pass (includes towel)

Family (2AD+3CH)

Alpine Aqua Revitaliser

$64 $75

Alpine Aqua Vichy Hot Stone Therapy Package

HANMER SPRINGS ATTRACTIONS 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 3-13 yrs)

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 6 yrs. (Child 6-13 yrs). 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. 12 yrs riding solo, 6 yrs 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 12 yrs old and must fit safety equipment. (Child 12-13yrs).

Hanmer Spring Canoes - This full day guided river excursion includes a picnic lunch, wetsuit, booties, helmet, life jackets and a return by jetboat to your point of departure. Suitable for all levels and no experience required. This is a real New Zealand experience not to be missed. Departs: 10am. Duration: 5hrs. (Child: 6-13yrs) Operated by Hanmer Springs Attractions

Adult

Child

Jet the Gorge

$117 $159 $159

$66 $93 $93

River Rafting 4 Wheel Quad Bikes Bungy (Per Person) Hanmer Spring Canoes

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$234

$159

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$159

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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.

Christchurch City. Credit: Julian Apse

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

CHRISTCHURCH TO:

10-17 Nov 2018 New Zealand Cup and Show Week

Akaroa 82 kms, 1 hr 30 mins Picton 342 kms, 5 hrs Kaikōura 185 kms, 2 hrs 35 mins Hanmer Springs 135 kms, 1 hr 30 mins Methven 94 kms, 1 hr 15 mins Greymouth 255 kms, 3 hrs 45 mins

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Franz Josef Glacier 396 kms, 5 hrs 40 mins Mount Cook 331 kms, 4 hrs 45 mins Dunedin 365 kms, 5 hrs 10 mins

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Jan 2019 World Buskers Festival

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS: » The 30 hectare Botanic Gardens in Hagley Park, arguably New Zealand’s best. » Punting on the Avon River through the centre of town or Hagley Park.

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» 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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Templeton Lake Ellesmere

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Superior Plus Room Executive Room

Hotel

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CHRISTCHURCH CITY

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).

Per Room From Inner Urban City Urban from City Urban Premium

5

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Jul Sep 18

$93 $112 $176

Oct 18 Mar 19

$102 $137 $217

Ibis Christchurch

Standard Room Extra person

7

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Jul Sep 18

Apr Sep 19

$175 $44

$198 $44

Rydges Latimer

Studio 1 Bedroom (1-3) 2 Bedroom (1-4)

6

Per Room From BONUS: FREE Wifi and parking.

Superior Room Deluxe Room

$193 $212

$226 $245

*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.

Apr Sep 19

$212 $233

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

$186 $236 $249

Hotel

Jul Sep 18

$216 $288

Oct 18 Mar 19

Apr Sep 19

$250 $288

$219 $256

Self Cont.

Jul 18 - Apr 19

May - Sep 19

$165 $198 $239

$148 $177 $218

Ramada Suites Christchurch

Per Room From Standard Room

$193 $48

Hotel

Oct 18 Mar 19

$199 $249 $286

Self Cont.

Combining history and heritage with cosmopolitan culture, this modern boutique hotel promises an exciting city stay. Located a leisurely five-minute walk from the city centre for shopping, dining, galleries, and visitor attractions. Amenities include 24-hour reception, free WiFi, laundry facilities, and free car parking.

Apr Sep 19

Overlooking iconic Latimer Square, this four-year-old building is 100% compliant with the latest building code standards and offers a top-quality accommodation experience. Located 200m from the famous Cardboard Cathedral, and only a five-minute walk to the CBD. On-site restaurant and bar, free WiFi, 24-hour reception and room service, free parking.

Jul Sep 18

Apr Sep 19

Christchurch City Park Motel

Per Room From

$93 $112 $176

Hotel

Oct 18 Mar 19

$174 $224 $236

Oct 18 Mar 19

Offering a range of wellappointment motel accommodation, including rooms to suit families and large groups, and one accessible unit. Located 300m from beautiful Hagley Park, and only a 10-minute walk from Westfield Riccarton for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Facilities include WiFi, restaurant, bar, guest laundry, and free parking.

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; explore the Botanic Gardens, Art Gallery, and more. Amenities include a restaurant, bar, WiFi, accessible rooms and facilities, laundry, plus 24-hour reception and room service.

Per Room From

Jul Sep 18

Sudima Christchurch Airport

Per Room From

76

BreakFree on Cashel

Self Cont.

Closest hotel to the airport – only a five-minute walk, or make use of the complimentary 24-hour shuttle service. This contemporary accommodation offers superb facilities including an on-site restaurant and bar, 24-hour reception and room service, high-speed internet, guest laundry, and free parking. Accessible rooms and facilities available.

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MONTREAL

PARK SQUARE

CASHEL ST

ANTIGUA ST

AV E D NR L O C LIN

HEREFORD ST

Christchurch Public Hospital

OXFORD

BLENHEIM ROAD

Railway Station

GLOUCESTER ST

Botanic Gardens

74

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11

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Christchurch Womens Hospital

DURHAM ST

Avon River

15

CAMBRIDGE

DEANES AVENUE

MANDEVILLE STREET

Riccarton

North Hagley Park

Edgeware

AVENUE

16

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Airport Gateway Motor Lodge

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).

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Fedalton

CHRISTCHURCH AIRPORT

Executive Room Executive Suite (1-4)

8

Jul Sep 18

$198 $291 $383

Oct 18 Mar 19

$204 $291 $390

CHRISTCHURCH CITY Chateau On The Park, a DoubleTree by Hilton

Apr Sep 19

$198 $285 $369

Hotel

Enjoy a tranquil, resort-like stay, less than 3km from the city centre, in a stunning 5-acre setting. Walking distance from the Botanic Gardens and Hagley Golf Club. Convenient to the railway station and Horncastle Arena. Amenities include a restaurant, bar, room service, heated outdoor pool, fitness room, accessible rooms and facilities, and free parking.

Per Room From Deluxe Room Deluxe Balcony Room Junior Suite

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$226 $252 $303

Oct 18 Mar 19

$250 $276 $327

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Apr Sep 19

$208 $234 $285

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Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

Hotel

10

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

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, WiFi access, and fully equipped gym.

Jul Sep 18

Per Room From Superior Room Executive Room Extra person

11

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

$213 $288 $59

Oct 18 Mar 19

$243 $318 $59

Best Western Fino Hotel & Suites

$234 $316 $65

Per Room From Guest Room Deluxe Room

12

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Offering a range of luxury selfcontained suites with an eclectic contemporary twist, surrounded by new and old architecture in the heart of the city next to the town hall and casino. Three accessible, and two pet-friendly suites available. Facilities include a restaurant and bar, 24-hour reception, and car parking (paid direct).

Jul Oct 18

Per Room From 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom Deluxe 1 Bedroom

13

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

$231 $263 $281

Nov 18 Mar 19

$269 $300 $331

Heritage Christchurch

Per Room From

$277 $408

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

15

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Oct 18 Mar 19

$395 $527

Hotel Montreal

Superior Room 1-2 people

14

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Jul Sep 18

$400 $544 $1,369

Junior Suite Family Suite Penthouse

AKAROA

Oct 18 Apr 19

$519 $706 $1,781

The Tresori Motor Lodge

Executive Premium Executive Junior Suite

16

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Jul Sep 18

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$153 $188 $275

Oct 18 Apr 19

$406 $556 $1,406

$194 $213 $325

May Sep 19

$163 $188 $275

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Oct 18 Mar 19

$238 $294

$281 $331

Apr Sep 19

$250 $306

Hotel

Jul Sep 18

$344 $369 $556

Oct 18 Apr 19

$444 $481 $725

May Sep 19

$350 $381 $575

Sudima Christchurch City Hotel

Hotel

Brand new, purpose-built hotel, ideally located on Victoria Street amidst an array of cafes, restaurants and bars, and only a stone’s throw from beautiful Hagley Park and the city’s CBD. Featuring fully accessible rooms and public areas with wheelchair access. Other amenities include an on-site restaurant, day spa, 24-hour reception, on-site car parking and valet.

May Sep 19

A modern complex in the heart of historic Akaroa offering luxurious accommodation at affordable rates, within easy walking distance of cafes, pizzerias, and colourful shopping boutiques. Suites are north-facing, comfortable, and private; two accessible studios are available. Some units feature large spa baths. Complimentary WiFi.

Hotel

The George

Per Room From

$291 $423

Self Cont.

$275 $295

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.

In a vibrant city location, overlooking Cranmer Square and situated on the edge of tranquil Hagley Park, this luxury boutique hotel is the perfect mix of refined elegance and modern sophistication. Accessible suites and facilities are available. Amenities include on-site restaurant and bar, gym, plus complimentary WiFi and car parking.

Per Room From

$237 $257

Jul Sep 18

Standard Room 1-2 people

Apr Sep 19

Hotel

Oct 18 - Sep 19

Distinction Christchurch

Per Room From

$231 $263 $281

This grand historic building of national significance in the very heart of the city is home to awardwinning, luxury accommodation for discerning guests. All sumptuously-decorated suites are self-contained, with contemporary amenities for ultimate comfort. Amenities include a restaurant and bar, health club, lap pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and free WiFi.

Jul Sep 18

Jul - Sep 18

Centrally located in the revitalised Cathedral Square in the heart of the city, this luxury hotel offers 179 elegant, air-conditioned rooms including 3 floors of brand new Superior Rooms and Suites with flat screen smart televisionsand SKY channels. Also offering a restaurant, bar, gym, sauna, valet car parking and free WiFi.

Apr Sep 19

Hotel

Hotel

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).

Apr Sep 19

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Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

Per Room From

Mar - Apr 19

May - Sep 19

Luxe King Room

$756 $950

$513 $700

One Bedroom

AKAROA

Beaufort House & Banks House

Hosted

Beaufort House – Experience the ultimate in peace and tranquillity, paired with unmatched elegance. The property is surrounded by established trees, abundant birdlife, and a boutique vineyard. Enjoy beautiful views from every room of either the vines, hills, garden or sea. Banks House – Boutique accommodation with stunning harbour views for discerning guests who enjoy the heritage, character and charm of a bygone era. This 1877 beauty offers a very special accommodation experience.

Per Room From Banks House Beaufort House

Jul - Sep 18

Oct 18 - Sep 19

$300 $369

$325 $413

*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.


RANGITATA RAFTS Feel the thrill of conquering some of New Zealand's most exciting and scenic stretches of white water when you join Rangitata Rafts on this incredible New Zealand rafting experience. It’s the ideal adventure stop when travelling between Christchurch and Lake Tekapo, Queenstown or Dunedin. We also offer day trips out of Christchurch. Start the day at our back country lodge meeting your fellow rafters and guides and then it’s 2 hours on the river with time to enjoy mind blowing Lord of the Rings scenery, exciting grade 5 rapids and optional swimming in the calmer sections. After rafting you’ll head back to the lodge for hot showers and a delicious bbq. Although no previous experience is necessary rafting does require a reasonable standard of fitness and there is a minimum age of 13. Bring swimwear and a towel, all river gear provided. Departs: 09:45am returns 07.30pm ex Christchurch / 07:45am returns 12:45pm or 12.30pm returns 05.30pm Self drive. Operates: End Sep – Start May

Per Person

$239 $215

Day trip from Christchurch Self Drive

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.

Soaring Kiwi Tour – Your all-day pass will allow you to visit Christchurch’s top attractions at your own pace. See Cathedral Square, Mona Vale Gardens, Cardboard Cathedral, Christchurch Art Gallery, New Regent Street and more! Departs from outside the Canterbury Museum: Summer (1 Nov-30 Apr) every 30mins from 10.30am to 3.30pm. Winter (1 May-31 Oct) every hour from 10am to 2pm.

Discover Christchurch Tour – This tour includes an all-day pass on the Hop On Hop Off City Highlights Tour PLUS the opportunity to explore the wider city. Visit the Catholic Basilica and AMI sport stadium, then travel up the Port Hills for stunning views, before visiting the seaside village of Sumner. Departs from outside the Canterbury Museum: Summer (1 Nov-30 Apr) 10am, 3pm. Winter (1 May-31 Oct) 3pm. 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 this 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.

Alpine Safari Tour (Exclusive Tour) – Enjoy three exciting adventures all in one day! Highlights include; a 4WD adventure, a thrilling jet boat ride, a nature walk, a kiwi style barbeque lunch and return journey from Arthur’s Pass to Christchurch on the world-famous TranzAlpine train. Hotel transfers included. Departs 8-8.30am, returns 6-6.30pm. Operates summer only (1 Nov-30 Apr). Child (15yrs & under)

Adult

$36 $71 $307 $461

‘Hop On, Hop Off’ City Highlights Tour Discover Christchurch Tour Lord of the Rings Tour Alpine Safari Tour - Exclusive Tour

WILLOWBANK WILDLIFE RESERVE/KO TANE MĀORI CULTURE

THE INTERNATIONAL ANTARCTIC CENTRE

Close encounters of the ‘wildlife kind’ are a Willowbank trademark. Meet New Zealand’s Big 5 - kiwi, the cheeky kea, the ancient tuatara, the kaka and the very rare takahe. Feed the wild eels and listen to the kiwi as it forages by your feet. Opens at 9.30am. Willowbank is located close to both Christchurch city and the airport.

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!

Geneal Admission

$11 $11 $204 $322

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

$62

$31

The Ko Tane Māori Culture Group performs within Willowbank and through them you will learn the relationship between Māori, culture, wildlife and conservation to give a real kiwi experience. Enjoy the Hangi dinner and guided kiwi tour. Ko Tane performs at 5.30pm. Guided Kiwi Tour leaves at 4.30pm. Bookings essential. Adult

Entrance

Entrance and guided tour

The Ko Tane Maori Culture Group

$33 $44 $145

Child (5-14yrs)

$13 $19 $80

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. Operated by Christchurch Attractions

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

Tram ticket (valid all day)

$25 $28 $48

FREE $12 $12

30min Punting ride Tram and punting combo

CHRISTCHURCH GRAND TOUR Experience Christchurch with us! Board our luxury coach for an interactive and fun guided tour of The Garden City. Let us show you the best Christchurch has to offer; beautiful parks and gardens, quaint seaside suburbs, and superb views of the city and surrounds. Your tour explains about the plans for the rejuvenation of the city following the major earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, and also includes Christchurch’s premium attractions – Punting on the Avon, the historic tram, the gondola and the botanic gardens tour. It’s the very best way to enjoy Christchurch at the best price! This is a fully-guided day trip from 10am to approximately 3.00pm. Complimentary pickups from 9.00am from select accommodations.

Operated by Christchurch Attractions

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

Infant

General Admission

$129

$69

$20

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CHRISTCHURCH GONDOLA 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.

Operated by Christchurch Attractions

Adult

Gondola Ride

$28

Child (5-15 yrs)

$12

Family

$69

CHRISTCHURCH ADVENTURE PARK

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!). DH Apprentice - approx 90 mins - The Downhill Apprentice is the perfect introduction to Downhill Mountain

Biking. Included is a full suspension downhill mountain bike, full-face helmet, all protective gear, 1 uplift, and 90 minutes with an instructor including a guided run down our 9km beginner trail.

Zipline Tour DH Apprentice (Per Person) Sightseeing

$122 $89 $24

Listed as 1 of the top 10 marine mammal experiences in the world by Lonely Planet.

2 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. Depart daily from Akaroa's main wharf at 1.30pm. Also 11am (Oct-Apr) and 3.40pm (Dec-Mar).

3 Hour Swim with the Dolphins – Akaroa

The 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 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.

Adult

BLACK CAT CRUISES

Child (7-17 yrs)

$85 $75 $14

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, snorkels, hot showers and hot chocolate. You can also watch the dolphins from the vessel. Report times: 8.30am, 11.30am and 1.30pm (Oct - Apr) and 11.30am (May - Sep). Swimming is all year around. (Child non-swimmer 5-15ys)

Family

$277 -

2 Hour Nature Cruise (Child: 5-15 yrs) 3 Hour Swim with the Dolphins - Swimmers (Child: 8-15 yrs) 3 Hour Swim with the Dolphins - Non swimmers (Child: 5-15 yrs)

Adult

Child

$85 $165 $89

$35 $135 $49

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 (Tour 01- Day Tour and Cruise) Akaroa Day Tour (Tour 01C- Day Tour, Cruise and Lunch) Akaroa Day Tour + Swimming with the Dolphin Kaikōura and Whale Watching Cruise (Tour LT08) Waipara Wine Trail with Lunch (Tour LT18A)

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Adult

Child (under 15 yrs)

$225 $260 $350 $365 $135

$112 $130 $315 $185 $68


WEST COAST

& THE GLACIER REGION

ONE OF THE WORLD’S SPECIAL PLACES Renowned for their friendliness and hospitality, only 33,000 ‘Coasters’ inhabit this entire region. 600kms long and no more than 70kms wide at any point, the West Coast is packed with stunning scenery and voted by Lonely Planet as one of the 'Top 10 Coastal drives in the world'. Franz Josef Glacier. Credit: Jackman Chiu

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

GREYMOUTH TO: Christchurch 255 kms, 3 hrs 45 mins Franz Josef 180 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins

08-09 Feb 2019 – Speight’s Coast to Coast

» The West Coast contains 5 of New Zealand’s 14 National Parks – Kahurangi, Paparoa, Arthur’s Pass, Westland and Mount Aspiring.

Punakaiki 44 kms, 45 mins HAAST TO: Queenstown 250 kms, 3 hrs 45 mins Greymouth 315 kms, 4 hrs 30 mins

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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

09 Feb 2019 – Buller Gorge Marathon, Westport 09 Mar 2019 – Wildfoods Festival, Hokitika

» The Pancake Rocks and Blowholes at Punakaiki.

Apr 2019 – Around Brunner Cycle Race, Greymouth

» The New Zealand Fur Seal colony at Cape Foulwind.

May 2019 – Trans Alpine Scooter Safari

» The white heron colony at Whataroa (Nov-Feb). » The very accessible Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers.

» The near perfect reflections at Lake Matheson. » Numerous short and multi day walks including the 82 km Heaphy Track from Karamea. » The galleries of Westport, Greymouth and Hokitika for gold and greenstone. » The TranzAlpine train journey from Christchurch to Greymouth is hailed as one of the top 6 rail journeys in the world.

to Christchurch 395 kms, 5 hrs 40 mins

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Takaka Motueka

South Island Karamea Westport

Murchison

Punakaiki

Reefton

Greymouth Hokitika Franz Josef Glacier

Kumara

Haast Jackson Head Jackson Bay Big Bay Lake Wanaka

Christchurch

Mt Hutt

Westland National Park

Tekapo

Twizel Lake Ohau

Templeton

Lake Hawea Omarama

Cromwell

Lake Benmore

Temuka

Canterbury Bight

Timaru

Oamaru Kyeburn

Charming Creek, West Coast. Credit: Miles Holden

Charles Court Motel

GREYMOUTH

Akaroa

Lake Ellesmere Rakaia River

Geraldine

Lake Pukaki

Hanmer Springs Waipara

Methven

Wanaka

Queenstown

Lake Sumner Forest Park Arthur’s Pass National Park

Lake Kaniere Ross Craigieburn Abut Head Forest Park

Fox Glacier

Nelson

Paparoa National Park

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PUNAKAIKI

Punakaiki Resort

Hotel

Relaxed, family-friendly accommodation in two hectares Dunedin of park-like settings, right next to the beach and on the West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail. Enjoy stunning mountain views and breathtaking sunsets. Facilities include a swimming pool and slide, private spa pool, BBQ area, adventure playground, laundry, off-street parking, and WiFi access. Pet friendly.

Per Room From Studio from 1 Bedroom (1-3) 2 Bedroom (1-4)

Jul 18- Apr 19

May -Sep 19

$165 $198 $239

$148 $177 $218

The Ashley Hotel

GREYMOUTH

The perfect base for exploring the beautiful West Coast, located only 300m from the famous Pancake Rocks. The eco-friendly resort is surrounded by the Paparoa National Park, and is only a stone’s throw from the beach. Amenities include a restaurant and bar, room service, WiFi access, guest laundry, and free car parking.

Hotel

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.

Per Room From Studio 2 Bedroom (1-4)

GREYMOUTH

Jul Sep 18

$157 $199

Oct 18 Apr 19

$170 $213

May Sep 19

$157 $203

Breakers Boutique Accommodation

Hosted

Per Room From Hotel Room Eco Suite Extra Person

HOKITIKA

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.

Per Room From Breakthrough Room BONUS: Stay 3 nights and pay 2 nights (May-Sep)

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Breakwater Suite Driftwood Suite

WEST COAST & THE GLACIER REGION

Jul - Sep 18

Oct 18 - Apr 19

May -Sep 19

$173 $230 $53

$308 $415 $53

$181 $242 $53

Beachfront Hotel

Only a stone’s throw from the wild coastline and close to the town centre’s restaurants, cafes, shops, and craft galleries. Modern rooms and suites offer comfort and privacy. Enjoy magnificent views from the newly refurbished restaurant, or relax in front of the fire in the bar. Complimentary WiFi and car parking.

Jul - Sep 18

Oct 18 - Sep 19

Per Room From

$275 $385 $385

$285 $385 $405

Superior Room

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Ground Floor Oceanview Oceanview

Jul Sep 18

$171 $202 $266

Oct 18 Apr 19

$200 $234 $305

May Sep 19

$178 $209 $276

*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.


Glacier View Motel

FRANZ JOSEF

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Bella Vista Motel

FRANZ JOSEF

Wake in the morning to the chorus of native birds; fall asleep to the sound of the Tatare Stream, running alongside the motel grounds. Well-appointed, selfcontained units in a park-like setting, in the perfect location for exploring this stunning region. Access units available. Facilities include a guest laundry and covered car parking. Pets by arrangement. FREE WiFi.

Per Room From Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-2)

Jul Sep 18

$165 $224 $239

Oct 18 Apr 19

$192 $251 $266

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef

FRANZ JOSEF

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 WiFi, guest laundry, and BBQ.

May Sep 19

$165 $224 $239

Hotel

Standard Room Superior Room Extra Person

FRANZ JOSEF

Jul Sep 18

$290 $330 $94

Oct 18 Mar 19

$388 $456 $94

Compact Queen Studio Kitchenette Queen Studio

BONUS: FREE unlimited Wifi

1 Bedroom Unit (1-4)

Punga Grove Motel and Suites

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Studio BONUS OFFER: Stay 2 nights and save money on our 2 night rate special

FRANZ JOSEF

1 Bedroom (2) 2 Bedroom (1-4)

Jul Aug 18

$131 $150 $194

Sep 18 Apr 19

$169 $188 $213

Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Per Room From Studio BONUS: Stay 2 nights or more and get 10% discount off your room rate. Valid 1st of May – 31st October 2018 and 2019

2 Adults DBB BONUS: FREE Wifi

HAAST

Extra Child DBB Extra Adult DBB

Jul Sep 18

$659 $94 $238

Oct 18 Mar 19

$744 $94 $238

Heartland World Heritage Hotel

Standard Room (1-2) Family Room (1-4) Extra Person

Jul Sep 18

$131 $150 $194

$149 $223 $48

$179 $250 $48

$144 $169 $219

Sep 18 Apr 19

$175 $200 $263

May Sep 19

$144 $169 $231

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1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-2) Extra person

Jul Aug 18

$196 $235 $38

Sep 18 Apr 19

$265 $299 $38

Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

FOX GLACIER

May Sep 19

$196 $235 $38

Hotel

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.

Apr Sep 19

$700 $94 $238

Hotel

Oct 18 Mar 19

2 Bedroom (1-4)

Per Room From

Per Room From Standard Room B&B

FOX GLACIER

$234

Oct 18 Mar 19

$308

Apr Sep 19

$205

Hosted

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, 50+ Sky channels, complimentary car parking, and on-site breakfast restaurant.

Apr Sep 19

$153 $230 $48

Jul Sep 18

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.

Per Room From

1 Bedroom

Jul Aug 18

These luxurious one and twobedroom villas are roomy, stylish, contemporary, and self-contained; perfect for discerning travellers. Situated just outside Franz Josef Glacier Village - an ideal base for adventures around this beautiful region. Amenities include free WiFi, children’s playground, guest laundry, and car parking.

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.

Per Room From

$138 $156 $188

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Glenfern Villas

FRANZ JOSEF

May Sep 19

Hotel

$200 $244 $281

Apr Sep 19

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.

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.

Per Room From

$131 $150 $231

Oct 18 Mar 19

58 on Cron

FRANZ JOSEF

Apr Sep 19

$299 $340 $94

Jul Sep 18

Per Room From

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.

Per Room From

Self Cont.

Per Room From BONUS: Includes full breakfast and FREE unlimited Wifi

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Jul Sep 18

May Sep 19

$369 $431

$288 $350

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Twin/Double B&B Triple B&B (2 AD & 1 CH)

$275 $338

Oct 18 Apr 19


GOLD COAST NEW ZEALAND....IT’S DIFFERENT! ON YER BIKE

Gold Coast New Zealand... Have a go! There’s gold on these beaches, gold in the hills and gold in the sun sets setting you up for a fun holiday with the many natural adventure park activities in this area.

A perfect activity for our West Coast climate, rain or shine, it’s a great way to spend an hour or two. No licence or experience required, full training given and wet weather gear and boots provided. Tours run on demand daily from 9am to 5pm. Café and quilt shop onsite.

1 hour Enchanted Forest Track - On your

own in a quad or single buggy or double up with a partner in a double buggy for an adventure through our diverse landscape of native rainforest, streams, rocky climbs and a working farm with animals. (Child: 12-15 yrs, as passenger: 3yrs+)

Taniwha Blackwater Cave Rafting and Glowworms: 4.5 hrs - Your money goes further with this

perfect combination of adventure, mystery, romance and intrigue. Highlights: tubing river rapids, rock hydroslide, floating through galaxies of glowworms, and raising your heart rate with a cliff jump! You can opt out of any activity. Set in a beautiful rainforest canyon streamway you can shoot the rapids on a tube ride (or walk around if you wish). Test your courage on the natural rock hydroslide or a cliff jump. The sense of achievement is a natural ‘high’. Finish with a pleasure spa. This trip is cleverly designed so you can choose just how challenging you want it to be so it suits most abilities. Departs 8am and 2pm (8am and 1.15pm April-Oct). Note: Morning trips get back in time for the train and bus departures. Includes wetsuits, gloves, socks and thermal wear to keep you comfortable and warm.

Rainforest Zipline Thriller - Take the ride of your life!

'Freefall' along a cable through the lush rainforest canopy. Flight is approx. 310 metres long, you’ll drop 25 metres and reach 65km/hr.

2 hour Bush ‘n’ Bog Track - Venture further

into this privately owned rainforest. Visit historic areas and stop for a hot drink and nibbles at the scenic lookout. (Child: 12-15 yrs, as passenger: 3yrs+)

4x4 Gold Hunting Outback Adventure: 4hrs - Includes a U-Drive option. Get off the usual tourist route and see the country. A variety of trails to choose from depending on your ability and interests. And if you’re looking to get 'stinking rich' we’ll get you into the outback where the serious gold hunting takes place in some spectacular scenery. We supply vehicles and instruction plus the gold hunting gear. You bring a sack!

90 minute Mud Track - Enjoy the thrills and challenges of riding through water races, up steep rocky inclines into the amazing rainforest, and bumping over muddy courses. (Child: 12-15 yrs, as passenger: 3yrs+)

Rainforest Cruise: 3 hrs - Departs 9am and 2pm

1 hour Enchanted Forest Track - Quads 1 hour Enchanted Forest Track - Buggies Single 1 hour Enchanted Forest Track - Buggies Double 2 hour Bush ‘n’ Bog Track - Quads 2 hour Bush ‘n’ Bog Track - Buggies Single 2 hour Bush ‘n’ Bog Track - Buggies Double 90 minute Mud Track - Buggies Single 90 minute Mud Track - Buggies Double

Adult

Child

$125 $145 $245 $170 $199 $340 $240 $360

$110 $160 -

Kid Safe Adventures - For families with under 12s, min. 4 pax. Raiders of the Lost Ark: Kids gold hunting adventure (GOW2C) Captain Hook Jungle Boat Mystery (JUNC) Castles of the Underworld Kids cave adventure (W3C)

West Coast Rail Trails - A series of cafes and pubs

joined by bike. We move your bags each day, supply bikes and accommodation. Unguided and guided options available from half a day to four days. Day Tours or Overnight Tours. Hands-free accessory included - better than bluetooth.

Operated by Wild West Adventures

Per Person

Taniwha Blackwater Cave Rafting and Glowworms: 4.5 hrs (W3) Rainforest Zipline Thriller (NCZIP) Combo: Zipline + Cave Tour (W3ZIP) 4x4 Gold Hunting Outback Adventure: 4hrs - We drive (GOW2) 4x4 Gold Hunting Outback Adventure: 4hrs - You drive - up to 4pp in 1 vehicle (GOW2U) Rainforest Cruise: 3 hrs (JUN) Raiders of the Lost Ark: Kids gold hunting adventure (GOW2C) Captain Hook Jungle Boat Mystery (JUNC) Castles of the Underworld Kids cave adventure (W3C) West Coast Rail Trails - Day Tours (price from) West Coast Rail Trails - Night Tours (price from)

MONTEITH'S BREWING COMPANY

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.

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Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

Family Pass

$28

$14

$68

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Here at Monteith’s Brewing Company we love beer and there’s nothing that pleases us more than sharing our award-winning beers, brewing secrets and the laid-back ambience of our new brewery. Join us for a tour, lunch or tasting and see for yourself. At Monteith's Brewery the spirit of manaakitanga is strong. We welcome our guests like long lost friends; we share our stories (and our time) freely and when it's time for ya'll to hit the road again, we like to think you take a little piece of our place and our spirit with you. It's the West Coast way. So why not call in, take a tour, order a feed of wildfood-inspired fare (from our tricked-out tapas menu) and while away a hedonistic hour or two as you contemplate where to next on your road less travelled. *Doors are thrown open every day except public holidays from 11am - 8pm in winter and 9pm in summer. Details are on our website. *Tours kick off daily at 11.30am, 3pm, 4.30pm and 6pm.

We are located 15mins South of Hokitika

Walkway Entry

$235 $165 $295 $195 $195 $215 $125 $195 $195 $235 $1,304

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Brewery Tour

$25


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).

Grand Traverse of Mount Cook and the Glaciers

Adult

Child (3-13yrs)

$395

$295

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER GUIDES AND GLACIER HOT POOLS Glacier Heli Hike and Hot Pools - After a thrilling flight, high above the rugged terrain, you will land on the glacier, ready to undertake a three hour guided glacier hike. Your friendly guide will lead you through some of the most pristine and awe-inspiring glacier scenery in the world. Your guide will choose your route carefully as you go and, with an eye for the most spectacular ice formations, you'll soon be making your way through an extraordinary land of towering peaks and glistening blue ice. Duration: 4 hrs – up to 3 hrs on the ice. Departs: Regular departures throughout the day. Includes entry to the public area of the Glacier Hotel Pools (Child: 8 yrs and up) Glacier Valley Walk - Franz Josef Glacier at its most dynamic! Your Glacier Valley Walk will take you up alongside the mighty Waiho River bed following the glacier's path of retreat in this remarkable landscape. Near the terminal face, you will cross over the public barriers accessing exclusive trails. After a brief climb you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the rapidly changing terminal face of the glacier. Departs: 10.15am and 2.15pm. Duration: 3 hours. (Child: 6-16 yrs)

Glacier Hot Pools - Nestled in lush rainforest beneath mature 30 metre tall trees, Glacier Hot Pools is a haven of natural tranquility and the perfect way to relax at the end of your day. Each of the 3 main pools and 3 secluded private pools is fed with pure local glacial water and maintained at 36-40 degrees, just perfect for rejuvenating mind, body and soul. Massage facilities add to the atmosphere of complete indulgence. Located right in town, open from 1pm to 9pm daily. (Last entry 8pm).

Glacier Heli Hike and Hot Pools Glacier Valley Walk Glacier Hot Pools Public Pool Single Entry 45 mins Private Pool Entry: (max 4 people at a time)

Adult

Child

$479 $79 $29

$479 $65 $24

$95

30 mins Massage

ACROSS COUNTRY QUAD BIKES

$99

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Adventure Quad - The only quad bike trip in New Zealand with glacial views. Spend 2 hours driving through dense rainforest, stony riverbeds and glorious mud to an ancient moraine with outstanding views of Franz Josef Glacier. No experience required to drive these 2-seater automatic bikes. Drive your own or come as a passenger (passenger seat suitable for both children and adults). Includes: jackets, pants and safety helmet. Departs 10am and 2pm in Winter and 9am, 12pm, 3pm and 5.30pm in Summer.

Driver (min 16yrs)

Child or Passenger (min 8yrs)

$160

$70

Quad Bike Adventures

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 10 yrs. (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.

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.

All Day Unlimited Entry All Day Entry + Kiwi Backstage Pass (only 32 issued per day)

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

$48 $74

$25 $74

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Child (8-14yrs)

$469

$439

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GLACIER COUNTRY LAKE CRUISE 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.

Cruise Only 2 Hour Fishing

Adult

Child (3-14yrs)

$115 $125

$65 $65

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 9 yrs. (Child: 9-16 yrs)

Walk to the Glacier Terminus (Fox Trail) - 2 hr, informative

walk to the front of the glacier. Report 9.10am (Daily), 2.20pm (May-Sep), 4.50pm (Oct-Apr). (Child: 5-16 yrs)

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.

Fox Glacier Helihike (Flying Fox)

FOX AND FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER HELICOPTERS

Walk to the Glacier Terminus (Fox Trail)

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).

Heli Ice Climbing Adventure (Fox It Up)

Adult

Child

$499 $69 $674

$473 $55 -

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).

MT ASPIRING NATIONAL PARK - FLY, HIKE & JETBOAT ADVENTURES Operated by Glacier Helicopter Franz Josef

Adult

Child (14yrs & under)

Fox or Franz Josef Glacier Snow Landing (Flt 302)

$250 $320 $460

$175 $224 $322

Fox and Franz Josef Twin (Flt 303) Mount Cook Spectacular with Landing (Flt 306)

Siberia Wilderness Adventure - A 4 hour or half day wilderness experience combining a scenic flight, valley walk and jet boat ride. 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. Departs on demand.

GLACIER COUNTRY KAYAKS 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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Departing from Makarora, 1 hr’s drive from Haast or 45 mins from Wanaka this is your opportunity to explore stunning World Heritage listed Mt Aspiring National Park.

The Jumboland Wilderness Adventure - A totally unique wilderness adventure requiring a moderate level of fitness. Start your Jumboland Adventure with a World Heritage scenic helicopter flight deep into the Mt Aspiring National Park. See ice carved mountains, glacial lakes and sweep into ancient river valleys while enjoying an informative commentary from your pilot. Set down in the remote untouched Jumboland, and enjoy 4 hours of hiking on a wilderness track through native rainforest running alongside the fish filled pools of the Wilkin River. Rendezvous with Wilkin River Jets for a thrilling river safari on not one but two stunning wilderness rivers back to Makarora. Departs on demand. (Child 3-13 yrs) Blue Pools Eco Adventure - A popular shorter walk option.

Listen to the calls of tui and bell birds, while you spot trout resting in the bottom of the Blue Pools, then rendezvous with Wilkin River Jets and enjoy a spectacular river jet safari. Includes 2 hours of walking and a 1.5 hr Jet Boat Ride.

Adult

Child (3-15yrs)

3 hr Kayak Classic (the original adventure)

$120

$70

Operated by Wilken River Jet

Adult

Child

4 hr Kayak and Walk (includes a guided rainforest walk)

Siberia Wilderness Adventure

$145

$85

Jumboland Wilderness Adventure

$460 $460 $180

$375 $375 $80

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Blue Pools Eco Adventure

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WANAKA A DESTINATION FOR ALL SEASONS Translated from Māori, Wanaka means ‘rejuvenation of the soul’, a very apt name for an alpine town in the heart of a spectacular setting. With four distinctive seasons, there is always something special in and around Lake Wanaka. Roys Peak Wanaka Winter Sunrise. Photo Credit: Lake Wanaka Tourism

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

WANAKA TO:

29 Jun - 04 Jul 2018 – Mountain Film Festival

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

Christchurch 425 kms, 6 hrs

30 July -08 Aug 2018 – World Heli Challenge

Fox Glacier 260 kms, 3 hrs 15 mins

16 Feb 2019 – Challenge Wanaka

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

Mount Cook 214 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins Queenstown (via the Crown Range) 91 kms, 1 hr

FACT FILE

Queenstown (via Cromwell) 117 kms, 1 hr 20 mins Dunedin 276 kms, 3 hrs Picton 773 kms, 14 hrs

Oct 2018 – Wanakafest - Arts, Food and Wine Apr 2019 – Festival of Colour

» 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. Autumn is also harvest season for the various stone fruits including apricots, nectarines and cherries. » Award winning vineyards – the pinot noir is the region’s specialty.

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Glendhu Bay, Treblecone & Mt Aspiring National Park

WANAKA

Located in a sheltered spot with fantastic views of the lake and mountains, an easy 30-minute walk from the town centre. Offering a variety of family-friendly, selfcatering, serviced accommodation options in a quiet garden setting. Facilities include two BBQ areas, free WiFi, two children’s playgrounds, communal lounge with log burner, drying room, spa and sauna (small fee).

Airport Hawea, Cromwell, Clyde & West Coast

Base Backpackers Wanaka

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WANAKA

Jul - Sep 18

Oct 18 - Sep 19

Powered Sites

$53

$54

Wanaka Hotel

Standard Non View BONUS: FREE Wifi.

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WANAKA

Standard Lake facing One Bedroom Suite

1 Bdrm Apt 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4)

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$32 $34 $113

Sanctuary Girls

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WANAKA

Bella Vista Wanaka

Self Cont.

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.

Jul - Sep 18

Oct 18 - Sep 19

Per Room From

Jul - Sep 18

Oct 18 - Sep 19

$156 $169 $218

$150 $175 $230

Studio Compact

$200 $225 $263

$200 $238 $275

Hotel / Self Cont.

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.

Standard

Apr - Sep 19

$33 $35 $115

Double/Twin Ensuite Room

Hotel

Oakridge Resort

Per Room From

Jul 18 - Mar 19

Standard Dorm 6 Share

Affordable accommodation in a fantastic location, only 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 Café. Facilities include 24-hour reception, free WiFi, off-street parking, gift shop, barber, guest kitchen, and laundry.

Per Room From

Backpacker

Setting a new standard in backpacker accommodation, the superior facilities, fun communal areas, and friendly local staff make this an ideal spot, located just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre. Features include female-only rooms, 24-hour reception, internet café, kitchen with balcony, laundry, drying room during ski season, and on-site café.

Per Room From Per Room From

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Jul Sep 18

$260 $330 $539

Oct 18 Mar 19

$199 $330 $539

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$210 $275 $485

Standard Studio 1 Bedroom

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WANAKA

Edgewater

Hotel / Self Cont.

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.

Per Room From Hotel Room 1 Bdrm Suite (2) 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4)

Jul Sep 18

$247 $345 $561

Oct 18 Mar 19

$247 $345 $561

Apr Sep 19

$219 $306 $498

*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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Wanaka Springs Lodge

Hosted

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The Moorings Wanaka

WANAKA

Experience luxury, comfort, relaxed charm, and impeccable service at this purpose-built boutique accommodation. Set in tranquil landscaped gardens with beautiful mountain views, enjoy relaxing on the large deck areas or in the spa pool. The lodge features a cosy lounge with log burner, library, free WiFi, mountain bikes for guest use, ski storage and drying room. Cooked breakfast included.

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.

Jul Sep 18

Per Room From Jul 18 - Sep 19

Per Room From King Room

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Distinction Wanaka Alpine Resort

BONUS: Children under 5yrs stay FREE #3 night min 24 Dec - 7 Jan.

Self Cont.

10

1 Bdrm Apt BONUS: FREE Wifi.

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2 Bdrm Apt (1-4) 3 Bdrm Apt (1-5)

Jul Sep 18

$300 $425 $606

Oct 18 Mar 19

$206 $325 $500

Pitchers Store

3 Bdrm Apartment (1-5)

Per Room From

$300 $425 $606

Studio Room Family Room

Jul 18 - Sep 19

$295

Jul Aug 18

$165 $220

Sep Dec 18

$220 $245

Jan Apr 19

$265 $295

Self Cont.

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.

Per Room From Guest Room Including Breakfast

$244 $389 $439

Hotel

Harvest Hotel

CROMWELL

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 130-year history. A perfect relaxing getaway or stop-off on the Otago Rail Trail. On-site restaurant, guest hot tub, and free WiFi.

Per Room From

$231 $360 $405

May Sep 19

Just a few minutes’ drive from the heart of Wanaka, the modern rooms offer private balconies and uninterrupted views of the lake and surrounding mountains, making for a peaceful accommodation experience. The on-site restaurant and bar make for convenient dining, and world-class ski fields are only a 40-minute drive. Free WiFi.

Apr Sep 19

Hosted

2 Bdrm Apartment (1-4)

Oct 18 Apr 19

Lake Hawea Hotel

WANAKA

Nestled in a quiet location with wonderful mountain views, this resort offers top-quality serviced apartments with a high level of personal comfort and convenience. Rooms feature fully-equipped designer kitchens, entertainment suites, and private balconies. Amenities include free WiFi, spa, swimming pool, BBQ area, tennis court, gym, and secure and private car parking.

Per Room From

$238 $389 $439

Studio with Kitchenette

$371 $394

Queen Room

Self Cont.

Standard Studio BONUS: FREE Wifi.

Premium Spa Extra Person

Jul Sep 18

$171 $202 $48

Oct 18 Apr 19

$200 $234 $48

May Sep 19

$178 $209 $48

Rob Roy Swing Bridge. Credit: Lake Wanaka Tourism

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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.

WILDWIRE If you can climb a ladder, you can take on Wildwire’s via ferrata (iron walkway) in Wanaka. Wildwire offers an adventure like no other. Go Wild is our lowest climb taking one hour. Wild Thing, our most popular climb, takes three hours. All climbs utilize wire bridges and iron rungs to scale the side of Wanaka’s spectacular Twin Falls waterfalls. The exposure of the climbs increases the higher you go. We stop regularly on all tours so you can take in the dramatic and breathtaking views. Our highly experienced team ensure your safety at all stages. 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.

Go Wild - Waterfall Climb - Level: Easiest. This is a great taster for

General Entry

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

$24

$17

those who are hesitant adventurers or for families. There is some exposure but the climb mostly follows less steep canyon walls. Duration: 3 hr round trip. Approximately 1 hr of climbing. Fitness: Basic fitness required. Able to walk on uneven terrain for up to 3 hours.

Wild Thing - Waterfall Climb - Level: Medium. This is our most popular climb, suitable for more adventurous, active beginners. This climb is steeper and more exposed offering a perfect balance of challenge and achievability with fantastic views. Duration: 5hr round trip. Approximately 3 hrs of climbing. Fitness: Good Fitness. Able to hike on hilly terrain for 3-4 hours.

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!

Go Wild Tour Wild Thing Tour

Adult

Child (12-16yrs)

$189 $249

$149 $229

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

Per Person

12,000ft 15,000ft

$349 $449

ECO WANAKA ADVENTURES Lake Cruise and Island Nature 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.

PADDLE WANAKA Paddle Wanaka offers both guided kayak and Stand up paddle board (SUP) activities, operating on Lake Wanaka, the upper Clutha River and further afield. Our guided tours are small, personalised and can cater to all skill levels and abilities. Paddle Wanaka is a progressive company with an infectious passion to share the beautiful Wanaka and the Central Otago region of New Zealand.

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$179 $179

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Adult

Child (4-14yrs)

$245 $295 $795

$165 $205 $795


RIDGELINE ADVENTURES Wanaka Highlights Safari - Explore Wanaka's finest lakeside scenery by comfortable 4WD with this rare insight into life on an authentic mountainfarm bordering Mt Aspiring National Park. Exclusive backroads and mountaintop viewpoints. Real farming life. Expert local guides. Duration: 2.5 hours. Departs: 8:30am, 10am, 1:30pm and 3pm year round 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.

Best of Wanaka Photography Safari - Travel by 4WD to iconic alpine locations you cannot access on your own and exclusively available to us. Small groups, not time pressures. Shoot alpine landscapes, snow-capped peaks, glaciers, wild river valleys, farm animals etc. Instruction not included but can be arranged - please enquire. Duration: 4 hours. Departs on demand. 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.

WANAKA RIVER JOURNEYS Wanaka River Journeys is the most exciting half day wilderness adventure in New Zealand; jet boating beneath the breathtaking scenery of mountains and glaciers, Lord of the Rings and Hobbit locations, into World Heritage Mount Aspiring National Park. AND… a remote wilderness walk through moss covered forest, past waterfalls and glacier fed streams. During this must do jet boating adventure hear stories of the unique ice carved landscape and its glaciers, and see photo opportunities not to miss. Optional Heli-flight to the glaciers from the jet boat or a full day Packrafting Adventure. Departs 10.00am and 01.00pm summer, 11.00am winter Duration: 4 hours.

Jet Boat and Wilderness walk Jet Boat, Walk and Helicopter Essential Wanaka

Adult

Child (4-14 yrs)

$239 $739 $939

$139 $439 $584

COMBO OPTIONS: Glacier River Safari - Wanaka Highlights Safari + Jet boat journey with

Wanaka River Journeys. Duration: 7 hours.

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

Wanaka Highlights Safari Wild Hills Safari Best of Wanaka Photography Safari Roy's Peak Experience Combo Options

Glacier River Safari (4WD + Jet boat) Big Sky Safari (4WD + Heli glacier landing)

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

$175 $249 $350 $500 Adult

$429 $675 $494

ULTIMATE WANAKA COMBO

Child (15yrs and under)

$120 $130 315 Child

$284 $420 $295

ASPIRING HELICOPTERS Slide 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.

Glacier Landing - Fly above deep mountain valleys carved out by glaciers thousands of years ago. Land on a snow covered glacier at over 7,000ft overlooking Mt Aspiring and the Southern Alps. Enjoy magnificent 360° views. Guaranteed snow year round.

Ultimate Wanaka combines Wanaka’s premier activities into seamlessly booked and operated, half day, full day and multi-day combo activity products. Signature products from Ridgeline Adventures, Eco Wanaka Adventures, Wanaka River Journeys, and Aspiring Helicopters are flawlessly merged for an assortment of 4WD, Heli, Jet Boat, Lake Cruise and Walk adventure combo activities.

Aspiring and Glaciers - Experience the dramatic Southern Alps on this premier flight out of Wanaka. Take in the braided Matukituki River, the ancient glacier carved valleys and snow capped peaks before getting up close to the pinnacle of the national park, Mt Aspiring. See blue ice, crevasses, waterfalls and glacial lakes. Includes two alpine landings. Mighty Milford Sound - Explore the best of the Southern Alps and Fiordland National Park from the air.

Marvel at the crystal clear waters of a remote alpine lake. Enjoy rugged mountain peaks and deep glacier-carved valleys. Explore Milford Sound with its towering sheer cliffs and impressive waterfalls. Visit Fiordlands rainforest clad coastline with a remote beach landing. Finish your flight above the glaciers surrounding Mt Aspiring Includes four landings. All flights go on demand with a minimum of 2 adults.

Glacier Landing Aspiring and Glaciers Mighty Milford Sound

Adult

Child

$395 $550 $1,390

$238 $330 $835

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The Remarkables. Credit: Neil Kerr

SKIING

IN NEW ZEALAND A SKI HOLIDAY IN NEW ZEALAND IS NOTHING SHORT OF IMPRESSIVE!

With accommodation choices from luxury through to budget and all within easy reach of the ski resorts, we can tailor make a perfectly suited snow holiday for families, groups or individuals.

SKI FIELD FACTS AT A GLANCE

» QUEENSTOWN - CORONET PEAK

Most convenient and best terrain, balanced with variety

Paihia

» 18 kms of sealed road to the car park (25 mins) » 25% beginners, 45% intermediate, 30% advanced

Auckland

» Good base facilities with licensed brasserie, Snow shop and licensed crèche Hamilton

SEASON: Early Jun to late Sep, subject to weather conditions.

Rotorua

Whakapapa New Plymouth

Ohakune

Turoa Wellington

» Fri and Sat night skiing

BONUS:: Children 5 years and under receive a free lift pass

» WANAKA/QUEENSTOWN - CARDRONA Snowboarders Paradise » 34 kms from Wanaka, 58 kms from Queenstown » 20% beginners, 55% intermediate, 25% advanced » The highest of the skifields resulting in reliable snow » 2 half-pipes and a natural snow terrain park BONUS: Children 5 years and under receive a free lift pass

» QUEENSTOWN - THE REMARKABLES Ideal for families and beginners or those wanting a little taste » 28 kms, including 3 kms of gravel road (45 mins) » 30% beginners, 40% intermediate, 30% advanced

Picton

Porter Heights

Greymouth

Treble Cone Cardrona Methven

Mt Dobson/Roundhill Wanaka

Queenstown

» MT RUAPEHU - WHAKAPAPA

BONUS: Children 5 years and under receive a free lift pass

Experience the thrill of skiing on an active volcano! » 6 kms sealed road from Whakapapa Village » 4 hrs from Wellington and 4 hours from Auckland » 25% beginners, 50% intermediate, 25% advanced » Excellent first time facilities at Happy Valley

» WANAKA - TREBLE CONE

Ohau

Legendary powder and congestion free slopes

The Remarkables

Dunedin

NORTH ISLAND SKI FIELDS:

» Modern base building and facilities

Christchurch

Coronet Peak

» Regarded as the best place to learn to ski » Dedicated snowboard terrain park

Mt Hutt

» 26 kms west of Wanaka, 71 kms from Queenstown

Invercargill

» 10% beginners, 45% intermediate, 45% advanced

» MT RUAPEHU - TUROA

» Largest ski area in the South Island Ski Fields

International Airports

Ski Towns

SOUTH ISLAND SKI FIELDS:

BONUS: Children under 5 years receive a free lift pass

» METHVEN - MT HUTT

Per Adult, Per Day Winter 2018

Traditionally the best snow and longest season in Australasia

Methven - Mt Hutt

» 90 mins from Christchurch

Queenstown - Coronet Peak

» 26 kms from Methven including 12 kms of gravel road (fairly steep)

Queenstown - The Remarkables

» 30% beginners, 40% intermediate, 30% advanced » Half Pipe and natural terrain park for snowboarders BONUS: Children 10 years and under receive a free lift pass

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» 17 kms from Ohakune » 4 hrs from Wellington and 4 hours from Auckland » 20% beginners, 55% intermediate, 25% advanced

» Excellent childcare facilities from 2 yrs

Wanaka - Treble Cone Wanaka - Cardrona North Island - Whakapapa & Turoa

Lift pass

Ski Equipment

Snowboard Equipment

Clothing

$104 $119 $119 $135 $115 $125

$48 $48 $48 $55 $50 $49

$48 $48 $48 $55 $50 $49

$39 $39 $39 $40 $40 $40

Full Day Group Lesson

$104 $109 $109 $110 $109

Note: Further discounts maybe available for multiple day hires on most products. #Includes equipment

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Mountain Transfers

$139 $150 $150 $119 $150 $208

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QUEENSTOWN

LOVE IT. Queenstown is rated on a par with Vail in North America, Val Gardena in Italy and Bariloche in South America as one of the leading mountain resort towns of the world. It is also promoted as the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’ so if the scenery doesn’t take your breath away, the action will! Queenstown city in Wnter. Credit: Nelson Eulalio

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

QUEENSTOWN TO:

21-24 Jun 2018 – Queenstown Winter Festival

Christchurch 485 kms, 7 hrs

1-9 Sep 2018– Gay Ski Week

» Cruising on Lake Wakatipu with its spectacular mountain backdrop.

Wanaka 91 kms, 1 hr

17 Nov 2018 – Queenstown International Marathon

» Skiing at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.

Mar 2019– Macpac Motatapu

» Rafting and jetboating on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers. » Spectacular views over the lake and town from the gondola atop Bob’s Peak.

Te Anau 175 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins Milford Sound 290 kms, 4 hrs 15 mins

FACT FILE

Fox Glacier 360 kms, 5 hrs 30 mins

» Gold panning and the autumn colours of Arrowtown.

Invercargill 180 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins

» 1 Day and multi day walks including the Routeburn and Rees-Dart Tracks.

Arrowtown 20 kms, 20 mins Dunedin 280 kms, 4 hrs

» Jetboating and canoeing on the Dart River from Glenorchy, 45 kms from Queenstown. » Day trips to Milford and Doubtful Sounds.

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26 The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments

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28 Azur Lodge

27 Queenstown Park Boutique

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Base Backpackers Queenstown

Backpacker

Everything you could want under one roof – your bed, your entertainment, and your adventure, all catered for by the friendliest team in town. Featuring a modern kitchen, dining areas, on-site bar, laundry facilities, fully made up beds, 24-hour reception and security, free WiFi 7am-7pm, TV lounge, under-bed lockers, and ski/snowboard storage.

Apr - Sep 19

Per Room From

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Apr - Sep 19

$29 $30 $132

8 Bed Dorm B&B

$32 $35 $132

$25 $31 $107

BONUS: FREE continental breakfast per day and Exclusive Drink Specials at Loco Cantina

Self Cont.

Jul 18 - Apr 19

May - Sep 19

$199 $235 $277

$192 $227 $258

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Rydges Lakeland Resort

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Oct 18 - Sep 19

$250 $250 $307

$263 $263 $325

Hotel

Located in prime position on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, only a few minutes’ walk from the town centre. The spacious, comfortable rooms are lake facing with Deluxe Rooms offering breath-taking views over Lake Wakatipu and up to the Remarkable Mountains. Amenities include a private sauna, heated outdoor pool, restaurant and bar, 24-hour reception, and free WiFi.

Per Room From

BONUS: Children under 12yrs stay FREE*

Jul - Sep 18

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Superior Lakeview

The beautifully refurbished Aspen Hotel Queenstown 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 made amenities. Facilities include Restaurant and Bar, free carparking and Free unlimited WiFi.

Kamana Queen Room

16 The Glebe Apartments

$34 $37 $135

Aspen Hotel Queenstown

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18 Oaks Club Resort

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Nestled in a quiet location on a rise overlooking Queenstown, this modern, self-contained accommodation is conveniently located less than a five-minute stroll from town. Offering clean and comfortable rooms (including an accessible unit), free WiFi, guest laundry, ski locker and drying room, free bike storage and cleaning, and off-street parking.

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Deluxe Lakeview Lakeview Suite

Jul Sep 18

$282 $310 $381

Oct 18 Mar 19

$315 $344 $415

Holiday Inn Queenstown

Apr Sep 19

$310 $341 $419

Hotel

Contemporary hotel offering great value, overlooking the Frankton Arm inlet of Lake Wakatipu with easy access to The Remarkables and Coronet Peak ski fields. Located 3km from central Queenstown, with a free shuttle operating 12 round trips per day. Accessible facilities available. Restaurant, bar, free WiFi and parking, indoor tennis courts, and sauna.

Per Room From Standard Lakeview Room Extra Person

Jul Sep 18

$250 $282 $38

Oct 18 Mar 19

$294 $325 $38

Apr Sep 19

$275 $310 $42

*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

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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.

Per Room From Superior

Ask about our winter deals

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Jul Sep 18

$257 $295

Oct 18 Mar 19

$302 $340

Heritage Queenstown

QUEENSTOWN

Per Room From Studio from

$199 $225

BONUS: FREE Wifi

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Deluxe Run of House NOTE: Surcharge for Lakeview Rooms BONUS: Children 13yrs and under stay FREE*

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Studio Suite (2) 2 Bdrm Suite (4)

Jul Oct 18

$283 $385 $669

Nov 18 Mar 19

$414 $516 $899

Hilton Queenstown Resort and Spa

QUEENSTOWN

Apr Sep 19

Guest Room Deluxe Lakeview

Relaxation Room

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Jul Oct 18

$279 $348 $517

Nov 18 Mar 19

$314 $402 $570

Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Lakeview

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Per Room From Ask about our winter deals

Lakeview 2 Bedroom Apt (1-4)

Jul Sep 18

$295 $430

Oct 18 Mar 19

$340 $385

Apr Sep 19

$225 $340

$207 $276 $407

Self Cont.

Jul Sep 18

$240 $272 $447

Oct 18 Apr 19

$274 $295 $503

May Sep 19

$206 $244 $413

Crowne Plaza Queenstown

Per Room From

$208 $277 $445

A sophisticated escape inspired by the surrounding nature, located in the heart of Queenstown, just a stroll away from the town centre. Every room is spacious and features modern amenities and a large private balcony or courtyard to enjoy refreshing views. On-site facilities include a restaurant and bar, ski lockers, free WiFi, and car parking.

$200 $269 $434

Hotel

Sitting in the heart of Queenstown, right across the road from Steamer Wharf where you will find excellent dining, bars, and entertainment. Every room offers luxurious bedding and spacious accommodation, and a private balcony or courtyard. Accessible rooms and facilities available. On-site restaurant and bar, free WiFi, gym, and 24-hour room service.

Apr Sep 19

Hotel

Oct 18 - Sep 19

Hurley’s of Queenstown

Premium Studio

This tranquil retreat is situated in the heart of bustling Kawarau Village, on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Just a 15-minute drive or 10-minute water taxi ride will have you in the centre of Queenstown. Rooms and suites offer modern luxury and comfort, with accessible rooms available. Several on-site restaurants, day spa, room service, and fitness centre.

Per Room From

2 Bdrm (1-4) from

Per Room From

$224 $343 $616

Hotel

1 Bdrm

Jul - Sep 18

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.

Crafted from centuries-old schist and cedar, this comfortable and sophisticated hotel offers luxury and relaxation in one of the world’s most beautiful locations. All beautifully appointed rooms have views of the forest or lake. Accessible rooms available. Features include a restaurant and bar, 24-hour room service, spa, sauna, gym, and swimming pool.

Per Room From

Self Cont.

Offering a variety of accommodation in a relaxing garden environment that captures all day sun and beautiful views of the lake and mountains. Only a five-minute walk from the town centre, and on the doorstep of countless adventures. Accessible rooms available. Amenities include a breakfast restaurant, and return transport to all ski-fields at the door.

Apr Sep 19

Hotel / Self Cont.

Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Courtyard View Mountain View Lakeview

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Jul Oct 18

$294 $325 $482

Nov 18 Mar 19

$394 $432 $588

Apr Sep 19

$324 $358 $530

Wyndham Garden Hotel and Suites

Hotel

This brand new property is situated within easy walking distance of Remarkables Park Town Centre for dining and shopping options, a five-minute drive from the airport, and 13 minutes from central Queenstown. Enjoy beautiful views of The Remarkables ski field and beyond. Free WiFi and car parking, fitness centre, and on-site café.

Per Room From Hotel Room Executive Apt 1 Bedroom Apt

Jul 18 - Mar 19

Apr - Sep 19

$343 $423 $482

$200 $263 $288

Queenstown panoramic view

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BreakFree The Point

Self Cont.

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.

Per Room From

Jul 18 - Mar 19

Apr - Sep 19

$252 $369 $528

$193 $300 $474

Studio NOTE: 3 Night minimum stay over selected dates.

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2 Bedroom (1-4)

3 Bedroom (1-6)

The Glebe Apartments

Self Cont.

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.

Per Room From

Jul - Oct 18

Nov 18 - Sep 19

$295 $385 $540

$310 $410 $565

1 Bedroom (2) Daily housekeeping optional extra.

Gibston Valley, Queenstown. Credit: Miles Holden

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Rooms, apartments and penthouses are impeccably appointed with luxurious furnishings, quality linen and personal amenities, under-floor heating, entertainment suites, and most offer gas fireplaces and personal balconies with lake and mountain views. On-site facilities include a restaurant and bar, 24-hour reception, WiFi access, gym, and car parking.

Per Room From Hotel Room Rates based on 2 night min stay.

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2 Bdrm Apt (1-4) from 3 Bdrm Apt (1-6)

Jul 18 - Mar 19

Apr - Sep 19

$275 $482 $504

$247 $425 $554

Scenic Suites Queenstown

Superior Room BONUS: FREE Wifi.

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1 Bdrm Suite 2 Bdrm Suite (1-4)

Jul oct 18

$319 $406 $725

$350 $425 $775

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Hotel

Studio BONUS: Stay 5 nigths and pay for 4 nights.

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2 Bdrm Apartment

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Apr - Sep 19

$324 $413 $579

$288 $344 $688

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Apr - Sep 19

$275 $482 $629

$257 $425 $564

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Hotel St Moritz

Per Room From Guest Room NOTE: Surcharge for Lakeview Rooms. BONUS: Children 16yrs and under stay FREE*

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1 Bedroom (1-2)

2 Bedroom (1-4)

Jul Sep 18

$345 $410 $845

Oct 18 Mar 19

$415 $480 $980

Blue Peaks Apartments

Apr Sep 19

$380* $451 $930

Self Cont.

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.

Located just two minutes’ drive from the airport, seven minutes from central Queenstown, and on the doorstep of Ramarkables Park Town Centre with a wide range of shops and restaurants. Apartments are stylish and spacious with modern design, contemporary furnishings, and full kitchens. Free WiFI, 24-hour gym, and free car parking.

Per Room From

Hotel / Self Cont.

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.

Apr Sep 19

Ramada Remarkables Park

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3 Bedroom (1-6)

Choose from a range of accommodation ranging from hotel rooms to 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments, in a waterfront location with walking track and lake access. Every room has been thoughtfully designed to make the most of the serene surroundings. Features include a sauna, gym, courtyard with BBQ facilities, car parking, and free shuttle service.

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

2 Bedroom (1-4)

Per Room From Minimum stay 2 nights.

2 Bdrm Suite (1-4) 3 Bdrm Apt (1-6)

Jul 18 - Sep 19

$338 $463

*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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Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown

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).

Per Room From

Jul 18 - Mar 19

Apr - Sep 19

$268 $393 $794

$229 $344 $702

Hotel Room NOTE: #Surcharge for Lakeview Apartments *2 night minimum over selected dates.

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Platinum Queenstown Luxury Villas

Located, within a 10 minute stroll from town centre, take in the worldclass cuisine on offer in the heart of Queenstown. The 80 luxury suites/ rooms offer uninterrupted views of Lake Wakatipu and takes in the rugged mountains of Queenstown. With contemporary furnishings the modern Suites and Alpine rooms, provide you with a place to relax and unwind with comfort and warmth, privacy and spacious living.

3 Bdrm Alpine View Daily housekeeping optional extra.

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3 Bdrm Lake View Extra Person

Jul Nov 18

Dec 18 Mar 19

$488 $594 $25

Two Bedroom Lakeview

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$488 $594 $25

Queenstown Park Boutique

Hotel

Oct 18 Apr 19

$431 $619 $806

The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments

May Sep 19

$306 $494 $681

Hotel / Self Cont.

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.

Apr Sep 19

$569 $675 $25

$356 $544 $731

One Bedroom Lakeview

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. 5GB free WiFi per day.

Per Room From

Jul Sep 18

Per Room From Alpine Studio

Self Cont.

Hotel

Jul Oct 18

Per Room From Lakeview Hotel Room BONUS: FREE Wifi and Courtesy Shuttle to/from town.

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Lakeview 1 Bdrm Apt Lakeview 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4)

$305 $422 $483

Nov 18 Mar 19

$333 $464 $516

Apr Sep 19

$314 $464 $483

Azur Lodge

Luxury

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.

Per Room From Gondola Room Remarkables Room 2 Bdrm Tower Suite (1-4)

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Jul Oct 18

$422 $553 $704

Hulbert House

Nov 18 Mar 19

$469 $600 $797

Apr Sep 19

$465 $609 $774 A contemporary luxury lodge located on a hilltop overlooking some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand. Each villa is nestled in the natural environment, and incorporates a lounge, dining area, and private sun deck. Soak up unobstructed views from the bathtub, set into a bay window. Includes complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening canapes.

Luxury

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.

BONUS: FREE WiFi and carparking

Per Room From

Jul - Sep 18

Oct 18 - Sep 19

Premium Suite

$869 $957

$888 $982

Grand Suite

Per Room From

Jul - Oct 18

Nov 18 -Mar 19

Apr - Sep 19

Twin/Double B&B

$1,294

$1,725

$1,294

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TSS EARNSLAW STEAMSHIP & WALTER PEAK HIGH COUNTRY FARM TSS Earnslaw Cruise - Enjoy a spectacular cruise of

Journey by scenic Gondola and take in the stunning views over Queenstown at Skyline. Get your heart racing with a thrilling Luge ride and then dine in style at Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar, or choose something lighter from the market kitchen café. In the evening, explore the galaxy with a unique Stargazing tour or take in a powerful Māori cultural performance. Located an easy five-minute walk from town, a visit to Skyline Queenstown is a must do.

Lake Wakatipu on the 105 year old vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw. Take in the stunning alpine scenery and watch the stokers fuelling the fireboxes. Onboard café. Departs Every 2 hrs from 10am. Duration: 1.5hrs. Children free during school holidays.

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. A visit to Stratosfare is a unique and memorable experience. Choice of two dinner sittings commencing between 5.45pm to 6.30pm or 8.15pm to 8.45pm. ANZCRO highly recommended.

Cruise and Walter Peak Farm Tour - Disembark

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 10am,12pm and 2pm. Duration 3½ hrs.

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).

Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch - Enjoy a

Gondola and Stargazing - Enjoy a guided tour of the southern sky. Perched high above Queenstown and

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.

surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Skyline Queenstown provides the perfect location to access a 'hidden world' not seen by the naked eye, and impossible to see from many other locations around the globe. Our knowledgeable and experienced stargazing guides will meet you at the top of the Gondola before leading you up Bob’s Peak where, with our powerful telescopes, you will be amazed by what you see. Tours run every night, weather dependent and start from 6:00pm in winter to 10:45pm in the summer months.

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. (Child 5-14 yrs)

Operated by Real Journeys

Adult

Child

TSS Earnslaw Cruise

$70 $95 $125 $145

$30 $35 $50 $70

Cruise and Walter Peak Farm Tour Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner

SKYLINE QUEENSTOWN

Gondola only Gondola and Dinner Gondola and 5 Luge rides Gondola and Stargazing Gondola and Stargazing and Dinner

Adult

Child (5-14 yrs)

$39 $95 $61 $99 $149

$24 $49 $50 $51 $75

QUEENSTOWN WINE TRAIL Making wine personal - join Queenstown’s original wine tour company and discover why Central Otago has become one of the world’s premium pinot noir regions. Enjoy world-class wines, spectacular scenery and true kiwi hospitality with our knowledgeable wine guides. Meet members of each vineyard team for a close-up perspective of the local wines.

Wine and Food Tour - Half day tour including wine tasting at three wineries, a lunch with wine match, all preorganised, just ready for you to relax and savour the day. An unforgettable taste of Central Otago’s wine region, showcasing its superb local produce. Your winery lunch consists of several tasting dishes each perfectly matched by the Winemaker and Head Chef, using estate wines and fresh local produce. Enjoy wine tasting and presentations at one larger well-known winery and two boutique style wineries. Departs daily 1.00pm. Allow 4.5 hours. Original Wine Tour - Come with us and enjoy a wine tour with top service and flexibility. Experience the true

flavour of our local pinot noir and other wine varietals at three premium vineyards. Enjoy a guided tour through the vines and into New Zealand’s largest underground wine cave. This relaxing tour travels just a short distance from Queenstown and includes hosted wine tastings at each vineyard. 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.

Private Wine and Food Sampler Tour - As above but with the exclusivity of a private vehicle and guide, and the added flexibility of a personalised tour. Departs 12.30pm on demand, pre-booking essential. Allow 4.5 hours. Per Person

Wine and Food Sampler Tour Original Wine Tour Private Wine and Food Sampler Tour

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REMARKABLE EXPERIENCE Cruise in style in a 1937 convertible soft-top Chevrolet bus, enabling you to view the magnificent surroundings and alluring beauty of the wonderful Queenstown/Arrowtown region. The scenery is breathtaking. Our three-hour journey from Queenstown takes you to the historic gold mining town of Arrowtown, built during the 1864 gold rush. The town has a quaint olde-world feel to it, with the lovely heritage buildings and atmosphere. There will be time to explore and perhaps go shopping. Along the way we will view fine art created by a renowned artist in their personal gallery as well as other interesting places to see, before visiting a winery near beautiful Lake Hayes. Local wine and cuisine is included in this wonderful heritage trail. Includes: Full commentary, Antipasto platter, tea or coffee, Wine Tasting plus hotel pickup and drop off. Departs: Daily at 9.30am and 1.30pm (Oct-Apr) and 11am only (May-Sep). Duration: approx. 3 hrs.

3 Hour Guided Tour

Adult

Child (5-14 yrs)

$140

$82


ONSEN HOT POOLS RETREAT AND DAY SPA Onsen Hot Pools is located high on a cliffside overlooking the magnificent Shotover River canyon, providing views over breathtaking alpine scenery and the perfect vantage point to watch the Shotover Jet jetboats on the river below. Onsen Hot Pools are hot and steamy on snowy days, warm and sheltered on rainy days, cool and shady on sunny days, and simply magical in the evenings! Each pool room can accommodate up to four adults and are perfect for individuals, couples, families and friends.

Onsen by Lantern Light - Surround yourselves with Japanese lanterns and a sky full of stars. The Tandeki - Tandeki, the Japanese word meaning indulgence where your pool booking comes with a

selection of locally sourced New Zealand treats including Gibbston Valley wines. The Tandeki includes towels, aromatherapy burner, a complimentary glass of bubbly, wine, beer, or juice with a choice of Kapiti ice cream, Proper Crisps or Whittakers Chocolate Bar.

$95 $129 $152 $18 $119 $120

Onsen Hot Pools - 1 Hour for 2 people Onsen Hot Pools - 1 Hour for 3 people Onsen Hot Pools - 1 Hour for 4 people Onsen Hot Pools - Each Child Onsen by Lantern Light The Tandeki

SKYTREK TANDEM HANG GLIDING AND PARAGLIDING Have the flight of a lifetime with the most experienced Hang Glide and paragliding company in New Zealand. Enjoy breath-taking views from Coronet Peak, the highest commercial take-off in New Zealand whilst you and your pilot soar over the mountains. You can have a laid back scenic flight or ask your pilot for an adrenaline pumping experience, it’s your choice! No Experience needed. Includes courtesy transfers. Flights average 10 to 20 mins.

Tandem Paraglide/ Tandem Hang Glide – Allow 1.5hrs *. Departs: Every 1.5 hrs from 9am to 7.30pm. Winter Paraglide (May to Aug) – 9am, 11am, 1pm and 2.45pm

Tandem Hang Glide (Aerotow) – Allow 3-4 hrs *. Higher and longer flight over Central Otago’s pristine landscape.Departs: Summer (Sept to Apr) – 7.30am, 9.30am, 12pm, 2pm. *Max Weights: Hg 100kg, Pg 130kg

Per Person

$235 $235

Tandem Paraglide/ Tandem Hang Glide Tandem Hang Glide (Aerotow) from

AJ HACKETT BUNGY NEW ZEALAND AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand is a leader in adventure tourism and recently celebrated our 30th Anniversary. In 1988, the World’s first commercial Bungy Jump started in Queenstown, now we operate eight diverse adventure activities throughout New Zealand.

QUEENSTOWN RAFTING

The Kawarau Bridge Bungy (43m) - This is the World Home of Bungy and our only tandem bungy

Don’t just take photos of the river, take on the river. As New Zealand's largest white water rafting company, we can say with utmost certainty that rivers make for better adventures than selfie scenery. 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 13 yrs.

Shotover River - is New Zealand's most popular white water experience for a reason. It all begins with the most exciting bus ride you’ll ever take into the rugged Skippers Canyon, before making your way down the aptly-named Aftershock, Squeeze, Toilet and Jaws rapids. Yes, Toilet. You’ll then be plunged into mysterious but not concerning darkness, as you paddle through the 170m long Oxenbridge Tunnel before shooting along the Cascade Rapid to complete one of your least average days yet. Departing 4 times a day peak season and twice a day off peak season Kawarau River - After its leading role as the Anduin River in

Skippers Canyon

The Nevis Swing - New Zealand’s biggest Swing, 70m drop followed by swinging in a massive 300m arc. Solo swing or maybe you would prefer to take a friend along for the ride? This is our only tandem swing option. Allow 4 hours, located 45mins from Queenstown via 4WD private access only. Minimum age 10yrs and 35kgs, max combined weight 220kgs.(Child: 10-14 yrs).

The Nevis Bungy (134m) - This is the big boy! The Nevis is where everyone’s fear is truly tested, by its sheer height and 8.5 seconds of freefall. Allow 4 hours, located 45mins from Queenstown via 4WD private access only. Minimum age – 13yrs AND 45 Kgs, max weight 127kgs. The Ledge Bungy (47m) - Our unique Freestyle Bungy located 400 m above Queenstown, our only bungy

that is harnessed at the waist to allow you to express yourself by running and jumping, flipping, somersault or even do a handstand off the ledge. Great for first time and repeat jumpers! Minimum age – 10yrs AND 35kgs, max weight 127kgs. (Child 10-14 yrs). Gondola ticket not included.

The Ledge Swing - perched 400m above Queenstown this is not for the faint-hearted, it’s our little swing that packs more punch than meets the eye, don’t let the size fool you. Minimum age – 10yrs AND 35kgs, max weight 107kgs. (Child 10-14 yrs). Gondola ticket not included.

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.

The Kawarau Bridge Bungy (43m)

Shotover River - Drive and Raft (Summer only) Kawarau River

The Kawarau Zipride - Youngsters from 8 years of age upwards can get amongst the action racing along a 130m zipline that can reach speeds of up to 60kph. Go solo, tandem, upside down or even superman style. There are three ziplines, so up to 6 people can ride at once. Minimum age is 8 yrs AND 35kgs, max combined weight 150kgs. (Child 8-14 yrs. 8 and 9 year olds must ride tandem)

The Lord of the Rings, the Kawarau River has gone onto star in your Queenstown visit as one of the most spectacular experiences yet. ‘Oh' and ‘ah’ as you sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery in between some white water fun. The grandeur of the canyons imparts a feeling of paddling through Middle Earth, before you’re flung down the unforgettable 400m Dog Leg – New Zealand’s longest rafted rapid. Departs twice daily during peak season and once a day in off peak season

Per Person

Shotover River - Heli-Rafting (All Year)

option. As scenic as it is scary this is where the Bungy craze started over 28 years ago, the only decision you need to make is: “to touch the water or not touch the water”. Minimum age – 10yrs and max combined weight 235kgs. (Child: 10-14 yrs) FREE Spectator Transport.

$229 $339 $229

The Kawarau Zipride The Nevis Swing The Nevis Bungy (134m) The Nevis Bungy - Spectator Transport The Ledge Bungy (47m) - Gondola ticket not included The Ledge Swing - Gondola ticket not included

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Child

$205 $50 $210

$155 $40 $160

$205 $165

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SHOTOVER CANYON SWING Shotover Canyon Swing - Not all swings are created equal. 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 2.5 hours. Shotover Canyon Fox - The world’s only Flying Fox

that gives you one hell of a drop 182m high onto a 240m long cable suspended across a canyon. And that’s just the first line! The next line will get you back across the canyon is a more traditional Flying Fox, at 138m high you can race at speeds side by side to the finish. Allow 2 hours.

Fox and Swing Combo - Combine these two awesome activities and you’ll save time, and get the experience of a lifetime. Whichever way you jump, launch or get released, there’s a fun or scary style for you. Allow 3.5 hours. Trip times: Regular departures throughout the day. Important stuff: min age 10 years, min weight 35kgs, max Fox weight 125kgs, max Swing weight 160kgs. Closed toe footwear required.

Per Person

$287 $195 $367

Canyon Swing Canyon Fox Fox and Swing Combo

SHOTOVER JET 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 coach transfers are available from ‘The Station’ building in central Queenstown every 15 mins.

Jetboat ride

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

$149

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KJET 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.

Kawarau jetboat ride

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

Family (2AD+2CH)

$135

$69

$307

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Jetboat - Helicopter - Skyline Luge - Gondola Begin with the Shotover Jet, the world’s most exciting jetboat ride. A spectacular scenic helicopter transfer takes you over the Shotover River before landing above Queenstown at the summit of the Skyline Gondola. No matter what time of day, the views from the Skyline Complex are absolutely stunning. Tackle 5 Skyline Luge rides before descending by Gondola back down to earth. Departs 8.30am and 2pm.

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Adult

Child (4-15yrs)

High Five Combo

$370

$285

NZONE SKYDIVE QUEENSTOWN 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 for some 60 seconds plummet towards the ground at 200km/h – terminal velocity! Embrace the fear and tandem skydive over Queenstown with NZONE Skydive. Photo and video packages available at the drop zone. Courtesy transport from NZONE Skydive store. Achievement doesn't come sweeter. Departs: Every 30 minutes. Allow 3.5 hours return trip.

THE REMARKABLES SPECIAL Soar to the top! You will appreciate first-hand how these peaks have earned their name when you stand on the spur of The Remarkables 1538 meters above Queenstown. During winter you can stand in snow as you take in the stunning views across Lake Wakatipu to the Southern Alps. Departs at 10.30am and 3.30pm daily. Family special departs on request. Includes Return hotel transfers. Time away approx. 17 mins.

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Per Person

$219


NOMAD QUAD SAFARIS & QUEENSTOWN 360 ADVENTURE Enjoy our exclusive playground on Te Tapu-nui – ‘the mountain of intense sacredness’ – a high county station with purpose built trails. Uninterrupted 360° awe-inspiring panoramic views over surrounding lakes and mountains are simply spectacular.

Nomad Quad Safaris – Departs 8.30am and 1.30pm, allow 3.5 hours return from Queenstown. New Zealand’s

NOMAD SAFARIS 4WD ADVENTURES Four-wheel-drive in to the heart of the New Zealand high country and discover Middle-earth on a Safari of the Scenes tour. These are authentic adventures rich in filming locations, diverse and spectacular scenery, local history and amazing stories. The tours are based around several of the specific sites where filming took place. These are real places - there are no film sets - they are areas of outstanding natural beauty that need no enhancement. Here it is possible to experience the magical atmosphere and breathtaking scenery captured in films such as The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit. All of our tours are Qualmark Visitor Activity and EnviroGold Endorsed.

Option A: Wakatipu Basin - Departs 8.15am and 1.30pm, allow four hours return from Queenstown.

Includes fun off-roading, river crossings and spectacular views from the mountains. Genuine gold panning in a gold bearing river plus refreshments.

Option B: Glenorchy - Departs 8am and 1.30pm, allow 4 1/4 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.

most spectacular quad bike ride, where the adventure is in your hands! Catering to all abilities, this personalised guided quad bike adventure explores the extensive and varied trails on Queenstown Hill. Tours depart all year round come rain or shine. Includes full training from experienced guides and all safety clothing and equipment. Min. age for rider is 16 years and with a license.

Queenstown 360 – Departs 10am, 1.30pm and 4pm, allow 2 hours 15 mins return from Queenstown. Venture high above Queenstown in our purpose built and powerful UTV, go off-road and explore the terrain with your expert driver guide and sit back and relax, soak up unobstructed sceneries and commentary! Children must be at least 1.30cm tall.

Per Person

$275 $150

Nomad Quad Safaris Queenstown 360

Essential Queenstown Combo - Why settle for one experience when you can have two? Catch the canyons with Shotover Jet (see adjacent page) plus enjoy true off road driving, a vist to the LOTR filming locations and gold panning in the Arrow River. Departs 8.15am, 9.45am, 1.30pm and 2.45pm, duration 3.5 hours.

Wakatipu Basin tour Glenorchy tour Essential Queenstown Combo

Adult

Child (4-14yrs)

$195 $195 $269

$95 $95 $149

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) 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 (5.20pm is Twilight). Kea 10.20am, 1.40pm (3.20pm and 5.20pm Sept to April only). Kereru - 11am, 1pm, 3pm, (5pm is Twilight). Allow: 1 hour (Kereru), 2 hours (Moa), 3 hours (Kea), plus time to travel up the gondola.

Moa 4 Line Twilight Tour Moa 4 Line (May-Aug)

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Kea 6 Line

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.

Kereru

Adult

Child (6-14yrs)

$139 $139 $189 $95

$89 $89 $139 $95

Alpine Snow Landing - Spectacular alpine scenery and the opportunity to touch snow in summer make this flight unmissable. Land amongst snow-capped peaks, stand in snow and take that special snapshot. Scenic flight routes are dependent on current snow conditions in Queenstown and surrounds. Duration: 30 mins.

Southern Glacier Experience - See dramatic views of the majestic Southern Alps and Mount Aspiring National Park and discover the ancient icefalls of glaciers before an alpine snow 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.

Grand Circle (HLQ2) Alpine Snow Landing (HLQ3) Southern Glacier Experience (HLQ6) Milford Sound (HLQ1B) Milford Sound Heli Cruise Heli Milford and the Sutherland Falls - Exclusive Charter for up to 6 people

Adult

Child (4-14yrs)

$350 $350 $605 $925 $995

$245 $245 $424 $648 $677

$5,330

DART RIVER WILDERNESS JET & FUNYAKS Wilderness Jet - Includes a thrilling Jetboat ride through the shallow braided river channels of the Dart River

into the World Heritage area. During this ride there is time taken for scenic stops where the driver talks about the history of the region. Following this we stop for an easy and informative 30 minute walk through ancient forest. On a backroad tour of Paradise, immerse yourself in scenes and backdrops from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. Duration: 6 hrs, includes transfers from Queenstown. Departs: Summer (Oct-May) 7.45am and 11.45am daily, Winter (Jun-Sep) 8am daily. (Child 3-15 yrs)

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 8.5 hrs. Departs all year at 7.45am, returns approx. 4.30pm. (Child 5-15 yrs)

Wilderness Jet Funyaks

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Child

$249 $369

$149 $269

QUEENSTOWN

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MILFORD SOUND

MILFORD & DOUBTFUL SOUNDS

Self-Drive: Milford Sound Nature Daytime Cruises

Cruise on board the Milford Mariner, reminiscent of the early explorer vessels, and witness moody and dramatic Milford Sound. The 2-2¼ hour cruise is a leisurely small group experience with like-minded travellers. Head out to the Tasman Sea and keep a lookout for seals and penguins along the way. Self-drive passengers can also add on the Underwater Observatory. Departs: Milford Wharf 10.30am returning 12.45pm (all year), 12.55pm returning 2.55pm (May - Sep), 1.35pm returning 3.50pm (Nov - Apr). Note: 10.30am departure returns at 12.30pm May - Sep. If lunch is required it must be pre ordered* Coach transfers available from Queenstown and Te Anau (additional cost).

DAY TOURS Milford Sound

Milford

Queenstown Walter Peak

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Te Anau Downs

BONUS: Real Journeys understand the importance of families and are pleased to offer children FREE during NZ School Holidays on selected tours. Conditions apply.

Te Anau Caves

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Sit back and relax aboard a scenic cruise and take in the sights of Milford Sound over an hour and 40 minutes - cascading waterfalls, majestic Mitre Peak, glaciers, sheer cliffs, rainforests and wildlife. Includes: An informative multilingual commentary on selected departures, tea and coffee. Lunch Options available*. Departs: 11am returning 12.40pm or 1pm returning 2.40pm all year. Also 12pm, 1.45pm and 3pm Nov - Apr. Duration: 1 hr 40 mins.

6

Five Rivers Lumsden

Manapouri Mossburn

Doubtful Sound

Full Day: Milford Sound Coach and Nature Cruise

KEY Road By Vessel

0 10 20 30km

Sit back and enjoy the driver’s commentary as your glass-roofed coach travels along the spectacular Milford Road. This journey is often described as one of the world’s most scenic drives – and rightly so! Frequent stops for photos are made along the way. On reaching Milford Sound, board a luxury cruise vessel for a 2 hr - 2 ¼ hr cruise of Milford Sound and out to the open sea. (English only commentary.) Departs: Queenstown 7.15am (Nov - Apr) and 6.55am (May - Sep), all return 8pm. Tip: On a perfect day consider upgrading to a 40-minute scenic flight for the return journey (Queenstown only, booked on the day.)

Milford Sound: Fly, Scenic Cruise and Return Flight

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 Journeys vessel for a 1hr 40min 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 year-round (plus 8am and 2pm Nov - 15 Apr, 12pm 16 Apr - Sep)

DOUBTFUL SOUND Full Day: Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Trip Three times longer and ten times larger than Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound is the place to go to witness true wilderness scenery and wildlife. Cruise across the crystal clear waters of Lake Manapouri to West Arm then coach over the Wilmot Pass, stopping along the way to experience some of Fiordland’s densest rainforest. On reaching Deep Cove, enjoy a 3-hour cruise amongst towering peaks and bush clad islands, keeping a look out for wildlife, right out to the open sea. Departs: Pearl Harbour, Manapouri 8am returning 3.15pm (Nov - Apr), 9.45am returning 5.15pm (May- Sep)*, 10.30am, returning 5.45pm (Nov - Apr). Coach transfers available from Te anau and Queenstown (extra). Note: For those requiring a picnic lunch, it must be prebooked. *No power station visit. 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.

Operated by Real Journeys

Adult

Child (5-14 yrs)

Full Day - Doubtful Sound Excursion - ex Manapouri from

$249

$80

Picnic Lunch (must be preordered) - per person

100

QUEENSTOWN

$20

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Note: Flights operate subject to weather.

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Adult

Child (5-14 yrs)

Self-Drive - Milford Sound Nature Daytime Cruises

$95 $84 $105 $165 $197 $490

$30 $30 $30 $83 $99 $319

Self-Drive - Milford Sound Scenic Daytime Cruise - 11am ex Milford Full Day - Milford Sound Coach and Nature Cruise - 1pm ex Milford Full Day - Milford Sound Coach and Nature Cruise - ex Te Anau from Full Day - Milford Sound Coach and Nature Cruise - ex Queenstown Milford Sound - Fly, Scenic Cruise and Return Flight


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. Departing from Milford wharf, cruise the length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea where, subject to favourable weather conditions, the sails are hoisted for a period before returning to sheltered waters to anchor in Harrison Cove. The friendly crew and expert nature guides are always available to answer your questions and help with the activities such as kayaking and exploring the coastline by tender craft. Passengers have the opportunity to visit the Underwater Observatory as an optional extra, (Self-driving only).

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 buffet dinner and full cooked and continental buffet breakfast.

15 Sep 30 Sep 18

Timetable

Milford Mariner Per Adult, Twin-share

Departs Day 1

Returns Day 2

Milford / Milford

4.30pm

9.15am

Te Anau / Te Anau

12.45pm

12.30pm

Queenstown / Queenstown

8.30am

3.30pm#

Oct Dec 18

Jan Mar 19

Apr 20 May 19

Twin-Share

Twin-Share

Twin-Share

Twin-Share

$359 $435 $479

$495 $570 $655

$536 $599 $685

$359 $435 $479

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OVERNIGHT CRUISES

Notes: Daily coach transfers available. Te Anau and Queenstown combinations available. #Those upgrading to scenic flight (optional extra) arrive into Queenstown at 12pm. 0-4 yrs not encouraged. Children 5-14 yrs, 50%.

Milford Wanderer: Designed along the lines of a traditional

New Zealand coastal trading scow to reflect Fiordland’s heritage, the vessel has been purpose-built to accommodate passengers in 14 comfortable twin-share cabins and two quad-share bunk cabins with shared bathroom facilities. Recently refurbished, it has a cosy dining saloon and open deck areas for viewing the spectacular scenery of Milford Sound. Highlights include cruising the full length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea and a highly informative commentary from the specialist nature guide. Overnight we anchor in sheltered Harrison Cove. Included in this experience is the opportunity to walk on the famous Milford Track or explore the shoreline on the tender boat. Includes A three-course evening meal and hearty breakfast.

Timetable

Milford Wanderer Per Adult

Nov - Dec 18

Departs Day 1

Returns Day 2

Milford / Milford

4.30pm

9.15am

Te Anau / Te Anau

12.45pm

12.30pm

Queenstown / Queenstown

8.30am

3.30pm#

Jan - Mar 18

Twin-Share

Quad-Share

Twin-Share

Quad-Share

$409 $488 $571

$359 $436 $520

$435 $508 $592

$369 $447 $530

DOUBTFUL SOUND OVERNIGHT CRUISE Three times longer than Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound has a surface area 10 times larger. It is a stunning place of towering peaks, bush-clad islands, twisting, hidden arms and sheltered coves. Start with a cruise across Lake Manapouri to West Arm, then coach through the dense rainforest of Wilmot Pass, pausing for magnificent views of Doubtful Sound glistening far below. At Deep Cove visitors board the Fiordland Navigator for a leisurely exploration of Doubtful Sound before anchoring in one of the hidden coves for the night. The following morning there is time to explore before returning to Deep Cove.

Fiordland Navigator: This purpose-built, 38m-long, three-masted

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 buffet dinner and cooked and continental buffet breakfast. It is recommended that guests order a boxed picnic lunch for Day 1 or take their own. Picnic lunches must be prebooked.

Notes: Daily coach transfers available. Te Anau and Queenstown combinations available. #Those upgrading to scenic flight (optional extra) arrive into Queenstown at 12pm. 0-4 yrs not encouraged. Children 5-14 yrs, 50%.

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Underwater Harrison Cove Observatory Bowen Falls

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Hope Arm

Manapouri

Fiordland Navigator Per Adult

Timetable Departs Day 1

Returns Day 2

Ex Manapouri

12.30pm

11.45am

Ex Te Anau

11.30am

12.45pm

Ex Queenstown

8.30am

3.30pm

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Quad

Oct Dec 18 Twin

Jan Mar 19

Quad

Twin

Quad

Apr 18 May 19 Twin

Quad

$485 $309 $699 $449 $749 $479 $485 $309 $495 $319 $709 $459 $759 $489 $495 $319 $545 $369 $759 $509 $809 $539 $545 $369

Notes: Daily coach transfers available. Te Anau and Queenstown combinations available. Single travellers may take a twin-share cabin on a sole occupancy basis and pricing or share a compartment on a quad-share basis with up to three other passengers. 0-4 yrs not encouraged. Children 5-14 yrs, 50%.

Route may vary, dependent upon weather and wildlife

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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. Milford Sound, Fiordland.

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

TE ANAU TO:

27-28 Jul 2018 – Hokonui Fashion Design Awards

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

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:

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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

FIORDLAND, SOUTHLAND & STEWART ISLAND

1 Dec 2018 – Kepler Challenge 7-10 Feb 2018 - Burt Monro Challenge Mar 2019 – Hokonui Moonshiners Festival 25 May 2019 – Bluff Oyster & Food Festival

» 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. Tekapo

» 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.

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Gore Catlins Forest Park

Stewart Island


Anchorage Motel

TE ANAU

Self Cont.

The Village Inn Hotel

TE ANAU

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.

Per Room From Studio NOTE: Surcharge applies for spa bath units.

TE ANAU

1 Bedroom (1-3) 2 Bedroom (1-4)

Jul 18 - Apr 19

May - Sep 19

$192 $224 $269

$169 $198 $239

Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

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

Per Room From Twin/Double Extra Person

TE ANAU

$129 $45

Oct18 Mar 19

$206 $45

Superior

$129 $45

Hotel

Double/Twin Lakeview Garden Villa

INVERCARGILL

Jul Sep 18

$185 $218 $382

Oct18 Mar 19

$297 $329 $428

Balmoral Lodge Motel

Self Cont.

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-4)

MILFORD SOUND

Jul 18 - Apr 19

May - Sep 19

$192 $224 $269

$169 $174 $239

Milford Sound Lodge

Superior

BONUS: FREE unlimited Wifi.

Deluxe

Per Room From BONUS: Includes A la carte breakfast and daily changing dinner menu

Mountain View Chalet BB

Premium Riverside Chalet BB

Oct 18 Apr 19

MaySep 19

$420

$452

$431

$479

$505

$484

*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.

Lodge Room DBB Executive Suite DBB

$224 $257 $264

Apr Sep 19

$158 $172 $198

Luxury

Sep Oct 18

$900 $1,300

Nov 14 Apr 19

$1,100 $1,500

Fiordland Lodge Log Cabins

TE ANAU

15 Apr May 19

$900 $1,300

Luxury

Separate and private from the main lodge, the cabins sit on an elevated site with beautiful lake, mountain, and rural views. Built with New Zealand timber inside and out, they offer a comfortable retreat for families and groups. Tariff includes a la carte breakfast, pre-dinner cocktails, and daily changing dinner menu.

Per Room From Cabin (2) DBB

Jul Sep 18

Oct 18 Mar 19

Offering the discerning traveller style, comfort and luxury, in a rural setting on rolling grasslands only a 10-minute walk from the lake and 5kms north of Te Anau on the Milford Sound Road. All well-appointed suites feature commanding views, external access to balcony or lawn, and décor that reflects the beautiful Fiordland landscape, with muted natural colours and textures.

STEWART ISLAND

Nestled beneath the towering peaks of the Darran Mountains, the lodge provides the perfect base to experience Fiordland National Park. You’ll be in relax mode the moment you open the door to your chalet. Enjoy all the comforts of home amidst the peace and tranquillity of this special place. Fully-licensed café is open seven days. Guest shuttle to/from bus stop and boat terminal.

Per Room From

$179 $209

Hotel

Fiordland Lodge

TE ANAU

BONUS: Includes A la carte breakfast and daily changing dinner menu.

Lodge

$152 $165 $185

Standard

You can’t beat the convenience of this accommodation, centrally located only a 10-minute walk from the city centre. Spacious, comfortable, affordable, and serviced by friendly staff. All units have kitchen facilities and some offer spa baths. Other amenities include WiFi access, off-street parking, and guest laundry.

Per Room From

Jul Sep 18

Per Room From

Apr Sep 19

$198 $231 $402

$200 $234

May Sep 19

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.

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.

Per Room From

Oct18 Apr 19

Distinction Luxmore Hotel

TE ANAU

Apr Sep 19

Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

$171 $202

Standard

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.

Jul Sep 18

Jul Sep 18

Per Room From

Hotel

Hotel / Self Cont.

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Extra Adult DBB Extra Child DBB

Sep Oct 18

$800 $330 $280

Nov 14 Apr 19

$900 $330 $280

Stewart Island Lodge

15 Apr May 19

$800 $330 $280

Boutique

Surrounded by native bush on a sunny hillside, this 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.

Per Room From Double/Twin B&B

Aug Nov 18

$235

Dec 18 Mar 19

$307

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Apr Sep 19

$247

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FIORDLAND JET Pure Wilderness Jetboat Ride — Enjoy the thrill of jet boating down the crystal-clear waters of the Waiau River, to the serene and inspiring Lake Manapouri and walk in an ancient forest among the isolated wilderness of Fiordland National Park. Learn about the area’s history; discover local flora and fauna; stop at 3 Lord of the Rings film locations; and even spot some trout. The perfect combination of unparalleled scenery and exhilarating fun! Duration: Allow 2hrs—75min Jet Boat + 15min walk + transfers

Beach To Bay — 30 minutes of flat out fun on Lake Te Anau — Spins, Spray, & Laughs Twin Lakes HeliJet: Enjoy a 15 min scenic Te Anau heli flight high above the Kepler Mountain Range with an

alpine landing

Boat n’ Walk: Guided walk along the Kepler Track from Lake Manapouri to Rainbow Reach

Pure Wilderness Jetboat Ride Beach to Bay Twin Lakes Helijet Boat, Walk & Talk Adventure

WESTRAY ADVENTURES FIORDLAND Come and ride with us at Westray Adventures. We are located near the lakeside township of Te Anau, and can offer stunning 360 degree panoramic views over the lake and mountain ranges of the world renowned Fiordland World Heritage Park. Take a tour through our working farm and say hello to our horses, sheep and cattle. We operate all year round, may the sun be shining or the hills glistening in snow.

Take a relaxed horse ride. Beginners as well as experienced riders are welcome - our horses are calm and will look after you, so you can enjoy the trek from start to finish. We will stop for light refreshments at the highest point. Duration: 2 - 2.5 hours. Departs: 9am, 1pm and 4.30pm.

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

$139 $49 $449 $249

$70 $25 $379 $125

Enjoy a thrilling quad bike adventure (Must be 16yrs+). Our Honda bikes are fun and easy to ride whether

you are a complete beginner or experienced rider. The tour will be tailored to your abilities. Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours. Departs: 10am and 2pm. Includes: Safety training and riding instructions, safety helmet (+protective gear for quads), free transfer from your accommodation in Te Anau (please request at time of booking)

Per Person

$120 $120

Horse Trek Quad Bike

MILFORD MUST DO

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: 2pm & 7pm all year. Also 5.45pm & 8.15pm Nov – Apr. Duration: 2 hours 15 mins.

Operated by Real Journeys

Adult

Child (5-14yrs)

Te Anau Glowworm Caves Excursion

$98

$30

This is about as close to communing with nature in Milford Sound as you can get! After being collected from your accommodation, learn about the history, landmarks and conservation on the way to majestic Milford Sound. On arrival get ready for 4 hours of spectacular kayaking. Highlights include dramatic sheer cliffs, classic Mitre peak, waterfalls, enormous glacier carved valleys and possibly friendly fur seals and playful dolphins. For Lunch we aim to stop on a beach at the foot of the mountains. Bring your own lunch or preorder (NZ$17). On the journey home there is time for scenic stops, short walks, good New Zealand music and a well earned rest. Note: If bad weather prevents kayaking it is replaced by a launch cruise and extended nature tour. Includes a professional sea kayaking guide, all kayaking clothing, safety gear and instruction. Departs Te Anau 6.30am, returns 6pm (Sept May). Min age 16 yrs. Note: Overnight option available on Doubtful Sound.

Operated by Real Journeys

Per Person

$185

Guided Kayaking (4hrs)

FIORDLAND OUTDOORS COMPANY When it comes to delivering standout experiences in Fiordland National Park, our family team and local guides at the Fiordland Outdoors Company are the experts. Our tailor-made trips are perfect for friends, couples and families.

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.

Jet Boat Fishing - Have a go at trout fishing in New Zealand from a jet boat on the mighty Waiau River! Brilliant family or couples fun, everything supplied, no experience required and a very, very good chance of catching a trout! Also the option to combine fishing with walking along NZ’s famous Kepler Track which runs alongside the Waiau River. Guided Fly Fishing - Experienced angler? We are lucky enough to have the Waiau River right on our doorstep which is largely inaccessible by foot, in the Fiordland National Park and teems with New Zealand rainbow and brown trout. We use a jet boat to move around the river opening up premium fishing not available to everyone.

Season runs from Oct - May

Per Trip

Half Day Fly Fishing up to 2 people

$655 $1,315 $655

Operated by Trips & Tramps

Adult

Child (5-15 yrs)

Infant

Full Day Fly Fishing up to 2 people

Milford Sound Cruise and Walk

$175

$90

$25

Half Day Jet Boat Fishing up to 2 people

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DISCOVERY EXPEDITIONS A multi-day Discovery Expedition takes you on an exploration of Fiordland or Stewart Island, delving into the rich natural and human histories of the regions. You’ll follow in the early explorers’ wakes, witness stunning landscapes, explore relics of settlements long past, walk on isolated islands and kayak beautiful bays. The Discovery Expedition activities are designed to suit all levels of fitness and there really is something for everyone. All Discovery Expeditions have specialist Nature Guides on board – who are experts in Southern New Zealand. They’ll provide informative commentary, point out wildlife and guide walks and activites. Just because you’re escaping civilisation doesn’t mean you have to go without it’s comforts. The Milford Wanderer, is a modern motorised vessel that has been purposed built for navigating southern New Zealand. The cabins are warm and comfortable with a maximum of 32 guests in 16 twin rooms. Delicious meals are prepared by the onboard chef. The galley is well provisioned and all meals are catered, including morning and afternoon teas. With sumptuous meals and an attentive crew, all your needs are looked after against an awe-inspiring backdrop.

The Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track is a 3 day loop walk that takes hikers along the south coast of New Zealand, up to the subalpine zone of the Hump Ridge, and over historic viaducts in the heart of native forest. The two backcountry lodges are in superb locations, each offering a unique stopping point along the walk. The 3 Day package includes: Thursday night pre-walk B&B accommodation in Tuatapere, Transport from Tuatapere to begin your walk, a short helicopter flight on Day 1, Multi-share accommodation or Private Room and a hot shower with all linen supplied, Fully catered with cooked breakfasts, packed lunches and 3 course dinners. Note: A day pack is all you’ll need to carry your lunch, wet weather gear and a change of clothes. A moderate to high level of fitness is required to complete this walk. Departs: Fridays only and the season runs from Oct - Apr.

Per Person

$1,695 $1,895

3 Day/3 Night Guided Walk - Multi Share 3 Day/3 Night Guided Walk - Private

Per Person (Twin Share)

Operated by Real Journeys Dusky Sound: 4 Nights/5 Days includes helicopter transfer ex Te Anau Preservation Inlet: 6 Nights/7 Days includes helicopter transfer ex Queenstown Discover Stewart Island: 5 Nights/6 Days ex Bluff

$3,000 $3,500 $2,500

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.

Adult

$240 $30

Full Day Trip BBQ Lunch

Child (under 12yrs)

$120 $30

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: 9.30am (day in every Summer; Tues/Wed/Sat in Winter). Departs Stewart Island: 8am year round (Summer: Mon-Sun; Winter: Mon-Sat). 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: 90 minutes. Departs: 11am and 1pm all year, plus 4 pm during Nov- 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: 6pm (April - May and Sep - Oct), 7.30pm (Nov - Dec and March), 8.30pm (Jan - Feb). Does not operate Jun - Aug. 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 (Sept - May). Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins.

Ferry To Stewart Island - One Way Village & Bays Tour Wild Kiwi Encounter Ulva Island Explorer - Cruise Only Ulva Island Explorer - Cruise + Picnic Lunch

Adult

Child (5-14yrs)

$85 $49 $199 $99 $120

$43 $30 $199 $30 $51

STEWART ISLAND FLIGHTS 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 Bay and Stewart Island. The 20 min. scenic flight gives you a great bird’s-eye view of Oreti Beach, the Tiwai Aluminium Plant and South Port in Bluff before crossing Foveaux Strait where the view changes to lush rainforest and gorgeous bays dotted with even 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 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.

Operated by Southeast Air Ltd

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Child (4-14yrs)

Scenic Flight - One Way

$137 $232 $285 $299

$91 $146 $180 $174

Scenic Flight - Return Half Day Option Full Day Option

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DUNEDIN 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. Larnach Castle Credit: Thierry Huet

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DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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

6-22 Jul 2018 Puaka Matariki Festival

OTHER DISTANCES: City to Larnach Castle 15 kms, 30 mins City to the end of the Peninsula 31 kms, 45 mins

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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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$163 $182 $309

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Hotel

Transformed from the 1937 Chief Post Office into today’s luxury premier luxury hotel, located in the vibrant heart of the city. Elegant rooms and suites feature topquality furnishings and amenities, as well as soundproofing. Amenities include free unlimited WiFi, restaurant, bar, room service, 24-hour gym access, and valet parking.

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Larnach Castle & Lodge

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This architecturally designed, 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.

$219 $57

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.

Dinner available must be pre-booked by 5pm.

$194 $232 $413

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Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

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The city’s largest 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).

BONUS: FREE Wifi.

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Featuring contemporary awardT winning design, spacious guest VIO TE rooms, modern facilities, and attractive local artworks. It’s easy to immerse yourself in beautiful Dunedin from this convenient inner-city location. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, 24-hour reception and room service, fitness centre, two guest laundries, free WiFi, and valet parking.

BONUS: FREE Wifi.

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Serviced apartment-style hotel rooms offer guests relaxed and comfortable accommodation, perfect for short or long stays. Located within walking distance of the city centre, university, and railway station. Amenities include laundry facilities, 24-hour check-in, and on-site car parking.

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Camp Estate

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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)

Per Room From Lodge Room Double B&B

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Oct 18 - Sep 19

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TAIERI GORGE RAILWAY & SEASIDER Taieri Gorge Railway – A highlight of your visit to Dunedin is a

trip on the Taieri Gorge Railway – one of the world’s great train trips and one of Dunedin’s top attractions. Departing daily from downtown Dunedin into the Taieri Gorge, this trip travels through some of New Zealand’s most beautiful and ever changing scenery that can not be seen from the road. With sightseeing stops, on board café, outside viewing platforms it is the perfect all weather activity and one of the key attractions in Dunedin – not to be missed.

The Seasider – The Seasider is an exciting trip which takes you on

the spectacular section of coastal railway line north of Dunedin. The train allows you to experience a totally different perspective from the road route and you will experience excellent views as the train travels along Otago Harbour to climb the cliff tops to emerge from the bush and onto the picture perfect scenery of the Pacific Ocean and the incredible view over the dazzling Blue Skin Bay. This section of railway is considered to be a highlight of the rail network in New Zealand.

Operated by Dunedin Railways

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Child (2-14yrs)

Taieri Gorge Railway AM

$95 $95 $109

$28 $28 $28

Taieri Gorge Railway PM The Seasider

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.

Tour & Lunch Package – A self guided tour of the castle and grounds and your choice of lunch from the café blackboard menu – includes a main course, cake or slice and tea or coffee.

Lanarch Castle & Gardens - General Entry Tour & Lunch Package

Adult

Child (5-14yrs)

$32 $64

$10 $39

MONARCH WILDLIFE CRUISES & TOURS 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.

T1 - Wildlife Cruise - Departs Wellers Rock wharf, 45 min drive from Dunedin (included in all other tour options). Oct-Mar: 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm, 4.30pm (all 60mins). Apr-Sept: 2.30pm.

ROYAL ALBATROSS CENTRE 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.

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.

Blue Penguin Pukekura – Discover Korora, the Little Blue Penguins, the world’s smallest penguin, in their natural habitat as they scurry up to their burrows at Pilots Beach near the Royal Albatross Centre. Tours at dusk each evening.

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Child (5-17yrs)

$62 $52 $26 $44

$20 $15 $10 $13

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T2 - Otago Peninsula 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. Oct-Mar: 8.30am to 12.30pm or 3.30 pm to 7pm. Apr-Sept: 1pm to 5pm (cruise both ways).

T2P with Penguin Place - add a trip to Penguin Place conservation reserve to your Tour 2! Discover why Yellow-eyed Penguins are the world’s most endangered and maybe photograph them up close. Oct-Mar: 8.30am to 2pm or 1.30pm to 7pm. Apr-Sept: 1pm to 6pm. T2L with Larnach Castle - 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 Wildlife Cruise. Oct-Mar: 10.30am to 3.30pm (bus both ways). Apr-Sept: 11.30am to 5pm (bus out, boat back).

T3 Full Day Tour - Bus one way along the scenic Otago Peninsula. Take a guided tour of the Royal Albatross

Centre with time to purchase lunch at the cafe. Take a guided Yellow-eyed Penguin tour at Penguin Place, then join an oceanic Wildlife Cruise and a relaxing harbour cruise back to Dunedin. Oct-Mar: 10.30am to 7pm. Apr-Sept: 10.30am to 6pm, no harbour cruise (bus both ways).

T3L with Larnach Castle - Enjoy all the features of the T3 tour plus a guided tour of Larnach Castle. OctMar: 9am-7pm. Apr-Sept: 9am-6pm.

SD - Sundowner Package - Afternoon bus out to join our Wildlife Cruise, then a tour at the Royal

Albatross Centre. Enjoy dinner and views at sunset before watching little Blue Penguins return ashore. Oct-Mar: 3:30pm-10:30pm (finish time will vary throughout summer).

T1 - Wildlife Cruise T2 - Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour T2P - Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour + Penguin Place T2L - Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour + Larnach Castle T3 - Full Day Tour T3L - Full Day Tour + Larnach Castle SD - Sundowner Package

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Child (5-15yrs)

$52 $87 $141 $129 $235 $272 $251

$21 $33 $53 $62 $118 $136 $183


OLVESTON HISTORIC HOME SPEIGHT’S BREWERY TOURS

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.

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.

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).

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Child (5-17yrs)

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$14

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.

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Speight’s Brewery Tour only The Alehouse Package - Tour & Lunch (Per Person) The Alehouse Package - Tour & Dinner

$30 $61 $70

Child (5-17yrs)

$14 $61 $70

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$64 -

BACK TO NATURE TOURS Free your mind and join us on one of our tours that are peppered with human history and the best attractions in our part of the world. We bring together a combination of travel ingredients that focus on the unique south-east corner of the South Island.

Catlins Tour - A combination of short walks to see

waterfalls, sea-lions, dolphins and a coastline full of intrigue await you here. Our guide will reveal the story about the ancient geology and native forests of the Catlins, where some of the last mighty podocarp trees of the east coast still stand with enchanting wisdom. Expect to see Nugget Point, the most iconic landform of the Otago Coastline, NZ Sea-Lions, NZ Fur-Seals, Hector dolphins, stunning beaches and ancient 180-millionyear-old petrified forest.

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OTAGO CENTRAL RAIL TRAIL

$225

Catlins Tour

1 Day “Taste the Trail” Otago Central Railtrail Independent Cycle Tour - This 1 day cycle tour has you cycling

through one of the most spectacular gorges on the famous Otago Central Rail Trail. Cycling on a vehicle free trail with an easy gradient you will cycle through amazing scenery whilst riding over viaducts, bridges and through tunnels. Our driver will transport you from Clyde highlighting points of interest along the way before arriving at Auripo where you can start the mainly downhill ride back to Clyde.

Your adventure starts in Clyde where upon arrival at our depot you will be fitted with your bikes, briefed on your tour and then we will transport you through to Auripo where you will start your cycle ride back to Clyde. You are required to be at our depot by 9.00am for a 9.30am departure where we will transport you North into the peace and quiet of the Ida Valley. Before you begin we will provide you with a light snack and answer any last minute questions that you may have about the tour. The ride will take you through the Poolburn Gorge featuring two tunnels and two viaducts all set in a secluded rocky gorge. You then cycle the remainder of the morning through to Omakau where you will stop at the Omakau Commercial Hotel for lunch. After lunch back on the bikes to cycle the remainder of the trail through Chatto Creek (option to be picked up from here if requested, included in the price) and then onto Alexandra. In Alexandra, clients can carry on the Railtrail to our office in Clyde, or take the scenic, peaceful River Track back to Trail Journeys (an additional 8kms).

DUNEDIN SEGWAY TOURS Dunedin Segway is the most awesome and exciting activity Dunedin has to offer. Come and discover the exhilaration of gliding along past the stunning scenery and historic architecture that Dunedin has to offer on a safe, self balancing, and intuitive Segway. Our tours take in such places as the Forsyth Bar Stadium, Otago University, Olveston Historic Home, Otago Boys and Girls High Schools, Speight's Brewery, The Dunedin Chinese Gardens, Toitu Early Settlers Museum and the famous Dunedin Railway Station to name but a few. The Segway experience includes comprehensive training to ensure a safe and fun filled adventure. Suitable for ages 12 years and up. No prior experience needed. For safety’s sake the weight range restrictions are from 35kg up to 120kg. We offer a 60 minute Taster, a 90 minute City Experience Tour, and a 2 hour City Highlights Tour.

Per Person

Operated by Trail Journeys 1 Day “Taste the Trail” Otago Central Railtrail Independent Cycle Tour

Per Person

$285

60 minute Taster 2 hour City Highlights Tour

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MACKENZIE REGION

HOME TO UNFORGETTABLE SIGHTS Nestled in the heart of New Zealand’s majestic South Island the Mackenzie Region is renowned for its incredible clear starry nights, remarkable turquoise blue lakes, valleys of emerald green and snowcapped mountains.

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Aerial view of New Zealand landscape in Aoraki Mt Cook .

Paparoa National Park

Reefton

Punakaiki Greymouth

Victoria Forest Park

Murchison Nelson L National

Lake Brunner Lake Sumner Kumara Forest Park

Hanme Spring

Ross

Craigieburn Forest Park

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TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

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» World Heritage Listed, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park covers 700 square kms, a third of which is permanently covered in snow or glacial ice. Mt Cook at 3,724m is New Zealand’s highest peak, there are a further 140 peaks above 2,100m and 72 named glaciers including the 29 km mighty Tasman Glacier.

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

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OTHER DISTANCES: Timaru to Oamaru 86kms, 1 hr Oamaru to Twizel 145 kms 1hr 40 mins Twizel to Lake Tekapo 60kms 40 mins

» Lake Tekapo is famous for its 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.

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» The region is now officially the “Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve”. There are currently only 5 International Dark Sky Reserves in the world and Aoraki Mackenzie is gold rated (some only are silver). The reserve covers a large area of night sky including Aorak,i Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo.

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Methven Rakaia River

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Centrally located and close to the beach, sporting facilities, cafes and bars, this modern and stylish lodge provides an outstanding accommodation experience. All units are warm, sunny, and quiet, and feature private balconies or patios with beautiful views of Caroline Bay and beyond. Complimentary WiFi and car parking.

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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 car parking (for one car), and laundry facilities.

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Lakeview Studio

The Chalet Boutique Motel

$179 $249 $249

Lake Tekapo Village Motel

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The Hermitage Hotel

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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.

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Nestled at the foot of the mountains in beautiful Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, this iconic hotel is the perfect 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.

Apr Sep 19

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MacKenzie Country Hotel

Jul Aug 18

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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.

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Set in the heart of Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, this family-owned lodge offers comfortable and affordable accommodation with a cosy, relaxed atmosphere. Modern and well-appointed, the excellent facilities include a fully-equipped kitchen, large outdoor sundeck, BBQ area, bike rental, WiFi, laundry, wheelchair access, and parking.

May Sep 19

Self Cont.

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Lakeview 2 Bedroom Penthouse Suite

Jul Sep 18

$200 $232 $275

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$238 $294 $344

May Sep 19

$200 $257 $294

Self Cont.

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. The Church of the Good Shepherd and sheep dog memorial are less than 200m away, and the village is only 1km.

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Peppers Bluewater Resort

OAMARU BLUE PENGUIN COLONY See 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.

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.

Hotel / Self Cont.

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.

Per Room From Hotel Room Surcharges apply for lakeview units

2 Bdrm Villa (1-4) 3 Bdrm Villa (1-6)

Jul Sep 18

$174 $373 $476

*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.

Oct 18Mar 19

$215 $439 $560

Day Entry - Find out what goes on behind the scenes at the Colony, learn about the penguins, play and discover in our brand-new children’s area before heading outdoors to our specially-designed day viewing room and to explore the penguins’ nesting environment.

Apr Sep 19

$161 $366 $468

Evening Viewing from Day Tours from

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$31 $18

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MOUNT COOK GLACIER EXPLORERS EARTH & SKY TOURS Earth & Sky Stargazing, Tekapo - Earth and Sky 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, world-class observatories and knowledgeable astronomy guides make Earth & Sky a must on any itinerary.

Mount John Observatory Tours: Science, stars and stories

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.

3 hr Boat Tour

Adult

Child (4-14yrs)

$170

$87

combine to create the ultimate stargazing experience at Mount John, the world’s southernmost working observatory. Earth & Sky is proud to be the exclusive tour provider at this world-renowned research centre which offers spectacular panoramic views as well as illustrious night skies. Our fully inclusive tours include hotel pick ups, coach transport to the observatory, hot beverage, warm Antarctica jackets, as well as knowledgeable astronomy guides and astrophotographer. Bring your DSLR camera and be amazed by what you capture.

Cowan’s Observatory Tours: Designed specifically with stargazing in mind, our purposely-built Cowan’s Observatory Tours boasts minimal light pollution and maximum wind protection from one of the region’s best viewpoints. View from our powerful telescopes as our astronomy guides enhance your knowledge of our Southern Skies. A must for all stargazing enthusiasts.

Mt John Observatory Tours Off-peak (Child: 8 – 17 yrs) Mt John Observatory Tours Peak - 1 Jan – 31 Mar (Child: 8 – 17 yrs) Cowan’s Observatory Tours (Child: 5 – 17 yrs)

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Child

$165 $175 $99

$88 $94 $59

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 27-39°C, 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 or go tumbling down TRIPPO, New Zealand’s largest inflatable waterslide which is open December to March, it’s 53m long! 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.

TASMAN VALLEY 4WD TOURS A rugged back road 4WD adventure accessing awe inspiring views over the Tasman Glacier and its gigantic moraine wall. You will get to stop at several vantage points and have the opportunity to walk up to the top of the Tasman Glacier moraine wall to view some of the most spectacular photographic opportunities within Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Your professional guide has a wealth of knowledge of the Aoraki/Mt Cook area. Learn about the area, its unique geology, local flora and fauna and get an entertaining insight into the rich pioneering history of the past 150 years. Departs: Daily departures from The Hermitage Hotel. Please check departure times when booking. Duration: 2.5 hours

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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 38-degree hot pool on a floating hammock and admire the stars! Tekapo Star Gazing tours run 363 nights/year; start times vary. Children - 6 years +

Hot Pools Ice-Skating Tubing Star Gazing

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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

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)

Big Sky Stargazing Explorer Pass (Unlimited access over a 24hr period to The Theatre, Planetarium & Museum)

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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.

Twizel - Alpine Scenic Flight with Snow Landing - Capturing the spectacular alpine scenery over the rugged Ben Ohau Mountain Range and into the towering Neumann Range. Combine this with beautiful mountain lake views and a snow landing on the Glenmary Glacier. Step out on to a carpet of snow and snap that special photograph. This flight also includes stunning views of New Zealand’s highest peaks. Duration: Approx. 35 minutes.

Twizel - Aoraki/Mount Cook Discovery with Snow Landing - Approx. time away 60 minutes. Fly to the heart of the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park via the Ben Ohau Mountain Range viewing spectacular hanging glaciers and rivers of moving ice. On your way home enjoy a snow landing, marvel at the mountains soaring above - a photographer’s dream. Then descend beside the turquoise hues of the glacially fed Lake Pukaki to complete your flight. Duration: Approx. 60 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.

Aoraki Mt Cook - Mountains High with Snow Landing - HLC2 Aoraki Mt Cook - Alpine Vista with Snow Landing - HLC5 Twizel - Alpine Scenic Flight with Snow Landing - HLT2 Twizel - Aoraki Mount Cook Discovery with Snow Landing - HTLT3 Tasman Glacier Heli Hike

Adult

Child (4-14yrs)

$480 $270 $395 $775 $585

$336 $189 $277 $543 $585

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 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.

The Grand Traverse Milford Sound Direct Milford Sound, Mt Cook & Glaciers

Adult

Child (3-13yrs)

$395 $770 $970

$295 $540 $740

MT COOK GLACIER GUIDING The Adventurer-Haupapa/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-Haupapa/Tasman Glacier Snow Shoeing -

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.

Per Person

The Adventurer-Haupapa/Tasman Glacier Heli-Hike The Wigley-Haupapa/Tasman Glacier Snow Shoeing

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SEE FIORDLAND BY FOOT Join a guided tour of this World Famous Heritage Area. You will be exploring the region of Majestic Mountains and glacial valleys to Pristine lakes and rainforests.

GUIDED WALKS OF FIORDLAND Lake Gunn, Fiordland. Credit: Miles Holden

A LITTLE PREPARATION WILL ENSURE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME!

TEMPERATURES IN FIORDLAND

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.

Summer months: Dec - Apr in Fiordland offers the warmest days between 10 - 18°C.

A full information pack detailing your walk and how to prepare will be issued upon booking. ANZCRO is happy to answer any questions.

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Winter months: May and November can be between 1 - 9°C, however cold weather can occur at any time of year.

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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)


HOLLYFORD TRACK GUIDED WALK Located in the magnificent Fiordland National Park, the dramatic Hollyford Valley is New Zealand’s wilderness at its most undisturbed and inspiring. Geologically spectacular and ever changing, your Hollyford Track experience is one of snow-capped mountains, ancient rainforests, pristine rivers and lakes, cascading waterfalls, remote sand dunes and pounding surf. The sheer diversity of vegetation and wildlife in this one valley is truly unparalleled. Your expert guide will bring to life captivating stories of the original Māori and early pioneers, while enjoying first rate cuisine and personal service with a small groups in comfortable private lodges. The trip concludes with a scenic helicopter flight into Milford Sound.

Begin your day with a short walk to Lake Alabaster. Cross Fiordland’s longest swing bridge and then enjoy a captivating Jet Boat journey down the Hollyford River and across Lake McKerrow to the historic site of Jamestown. Walk through the ancient Podocarp forest with huge Rimu, Totara and Kahikatea trees wrapped in massive Rata vines. Then visit the fur seal colony at Long Reef on the wild West Coast. Spend the night at Martins Bay Lodge. Walking Distance: Approx. 15kms (9 miles) 4-5 hours of walking out and about for up to 10 hours!

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Travel by Jet Boat to the beach and explore the seven kilometre Martins Bay Beach. Later enjoy a scenic helicopter flight from remote Martin’s Bay, flying over pristine rivers, dramatic alpine vistas and glacial formations, thundering waterfalls, wild coastline and down the length of majestic Milford Sound, landing at Milford Airport to board your coach for your return journey to Queenstown or Te Anau. Arrive back in Te Anau by 4.30pm and Queenstown by approx 7pm. Walking Distance: Approx. 8.5kms (5 miles) 3-5 hours of walking.

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• Pre-departure briefing • Experienced guides • 2 nights accommodation and all meals on the track • Captivating jet boat journey • Scenic helicopter flight from Martin’s Bay to Milford Sound • Return coach transport from Queenstown and Te Anau (Queenstown transport not available if you choose to overnight in Te Anau or Milford) • Use of backpacks, rain jackets if required, bedding, towels, soap, shampoo and hairdryers

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6.30am (approx) coach from Queenstown. Those starting in Te Anau join the trip at 8.25am and travel on to the start of the Track. Then re-trace the footsteps of early explorers along the Hollyford River to Pyke River Lodge. As the Track undulates gently through native beech forest and beside tumbling waterfalls enjoy interesting historical tales and interpretation of the forest and bird life. In the evening you can visit the nearby glow-worm colony. Walking Distance: Approx. 19.5kms (12 miles) 5-7 hours of walking.

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Accommodation: Well appointed lodges with dining and lounge areas, open fires and drying rooms. Shared bathrooms with flush toilets and showers. Towels, shampoo, soap, hairdryers provided. Bedrooms are twin share with linen, duvets and hot water bottles provided. Generator power is available till 10pm.

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Martins Bay Long Reef

Meals: 3 course evening meal prepared by your lodge hosts, full breakfast and wilderness lunches

To Milford Sound

ANZCRO will provide you with a full Gear List and all important notes prior to departure.

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Child (8-14yrs)

$1,990

$1,570

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$2,199

$1,780

7 - 24 Apr 19

$1,990

$1,570

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LAKESHORE FOREST AND BIRD WALK

The Lakeshore Forest and Bird guided walk is a unique nature experience, taken at a leisurely pace through native beech forest. Stop for morning or afternoon tea/coffee on the lake-shore and enjoy views across the lake to The Remarkables and Cecil Peak, before heading back through the red beech stand to your transport and Queenstown. Low fitness, 2-3 km walk on well formed rolling track. Departs: 8am and 1.30pm

Lakeshore Forest and Bird Walk

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5 DAY MILFORD TRACK GUIDED WALK

3 DAY ROUTEBURN TRACK GUIDED WALK

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!

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 4.45pm

Day Prior:

Pre-track briefing. Check-in at 3.45pm

Day 1:

Queenstown to Glade House - Coach from Queenstown, stopping for lunch at Te Anau. Then cruise across the lake Te Anau to commence the first 1.6km of the track, arriving at historic Glade House for the night.

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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.

Queenstown to Lake Mackenzie - Coach from Queenstown to the Divide on the scenic Milford Road, stopping at Te Anau for morning tea. This is followed by a 12km walk through ancient moss-laden forests to Key Summit, then onto Lake Howden nestled in the mountains, before descending to the Lodge at Lake Mackenzie.

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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 and enjoy the views. At the top you will be rewarded with spectacular panorama and lunch at Pass Hut. After the rocky descent into the Arthur Valley you will welcome a hot drink 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.

Lake Mackenzie to Routeburn Falls - A 11km walk, wind your way up from the forest at Lake Mackenzie to experience 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.

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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 presentation.

Departures: Daily from 1st November to 18th April

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Departures: 5 days a week from 01 November to 18 April

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.

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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 on to Queenstown.

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Private Ensuite Queen or Twin#

Not available for sale through ANZCRO New Zealand

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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)

Mackinnon Pass

Milford Track Per Adult ex Te Anau / Queenstown Departs Daily

Multi Share Bunk Room

01 Nov 18 - 30 Nov 18

Routeburn Track Profile

Private Ensuite Queen or Twin#

Height in 1600 (5248 ft) metres above 1300 (4264 ft) sea level

Not available for sale through ANZCRO New Zealand

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1000 (3278 ft)

Inclusions: All transport from and to Queenstown, 4 nights Lodge accommodation, all meals from lunch day 1 to lunch day 5 use of quality backpacks and PVC raincoats (if required), the service of expert guides. #Private single person rates on application

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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 4.45pm

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 Departs Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat 01 Nov 18 - 30 Nov 18 01 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19 01 Apr 19 - 23 Apr 19

ENCOUNTER GUIDED DAY WALKS

Multi Share Bunk Room

Sometimes it’s hard to fit everything in on your holiday wish list, so the Encounter Guided Day Walks have been specifically designed for people with limited time. All you need is sturdy shoes, warm clothes and a bottle of water, Ultimate Hikes will take care of the rest, including rain jackets, day packs, pick up and drop off service, a scrumptious lunch and fantastic guides.

Queenstown - Routeburn Track Encounter - Experience the renowned Routeburn Track departing from Private Ensuite Queen or Twin#

Not available for sale through ANZCRO New Zealand

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. #Private single person rates on application

Queenstown. Enter a spectacular beech forest – the track is smooth and wide, allowing you to look for birds as they flit through the trees. It follows the Routeburn River as it roars through a magnficent gorge. At Lunch your guides will find a tranquil spot to picnic before you return along the same track. Distance walked varies but is approximately 15km. Operates 01 Nov – 19 Apr.

Te Anau - Milford Track Encounter - Experience the world-famous Milford Track in a relaxed and nonchallenging way on an 11km day walk, departing from Lake Te Anau. After driving along the shores of the lake, you will take a 1hr boat trip to the start of the track. From here it is a short walk to the historic Glade House for a fabulous lunch. Continue along the Clinton River through rich Beech Forest, then up the Glade Burn Track for a fantastic view of Lake Te Anau before descending down a dry river bed to the return boat. Operates 1st Nov -18 Apr. Note: Available ex Queenstown for an additional $107pp

Fully Guided One Day Walks 01 Nov 18 - 23 Apr 19

Milford Track Swing Bridge

Sutherland Falls

Routeburn Track Adult

$191

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$123

Milford Track Adult

$212

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$138

Routeburn Flats

Some examples of the accommodation provided:

Quintin Lodge Lounge / Dining Room

Milford Ensuite

Milford Private Room

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Milford Track - Giants Gate. Credit: Graham Dainty / NZ Great Walks

MILFORD TRACK - Independent Walk (6 days/5 nights) Day 4 - Mintaro Hut to Dumpling Hut (14 km /

Inclusions:

• Pre & Post Accommodation at Blue Peaks Lodge in Queenstown (Day 1 & Day 6) • Transportation ex Queenstown to and from the walk • 4 Day Walk with 3 nights in Department of Conservation Huts

INDEPENDENT WALKING GUIDE:

Day 2 - Glade Wharf to Clinton Hut (5 km / 1 - 1.5 hours) - Your first day starts with a stunning boat cruise from Te Anau Downs (1hr 15mins approx). After the cruise it is a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Clinton River through beautiful beech forest to Clinton hut. Just before the hut is a short wetland walk and there are excellent swimming holes located neat the hut.

6 - 7 hours) - A zig zag climb leads up Mackinnon Pass to the Quintin Mackinnon memorial. The track continues to climb to its highest point 1154m before dropping a short distance to the MacKinnon Pass shelter, a lunch stop with one of the best views you will ever find. From here the track drops steadily to the Arthur valley through alpine herb fields and beside mountain streams and waterfalls till you reach the turn off to the Quintin Shelter. Continue down hill for approximately another hour to Dumpling Hut. On the way look back and admire the Sutherland Falls from a distance.

Day 5 - Dumpling Hut to Sandfly Point (18

km/5.5 - 6 hours )- The track follows the Arthur River to the historic boatshed before crossing the river by a swing bridge. A little further on you will reach the impressive

Mackay Falls and intriguing Bell Rock. As you pass round the edge of Lake Ada admire the rock cuttings which were blasted and hand cut. Giant Gates Falls and Shelter are an ideal place for lunch before the last hour's walk to Sandfly Point. From here a short boat ride will take you to your journey’s end, with world famous views of Milford Sound. Note: You should leave Dumpling Hut by 8am to make sure you connect with the boats.

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Adult - Twin Share pp

$1,225 $1,599

Adult - Single

Day 3 - Clinton Hut to Mintaro Hut (16.5 km /

6 hours) - As you walk beneath the sheer rock valley wal ls, towering up to 1700m above you on either side, you will pass through changing forest and bush types and gain height as you move into higher rainfall areas. Just past Heirere Falls you will get your first glimpse of Mackinnon Pass. Continue up the valley before a final short steady climb to reach Mintaro hut.

ROUTEBURN TRACK - Independent Walk (5 days/ 4 nights) Inclusions:

• Pre & Post Accommodation at Blue Peaks Lodge in Queenstown (Day 1 & Day 5) • Transportation ex Queenstown to and from the walk • 3 Day Walk with 2 nights in Department of Conservation Huts

INDEPENDENT WALKING GUIDE:

Day 2 - Divide car park to Lake Mackenzie Hut (12 km / 4 - 5.5 hours) - From the Divide car park

it is a gradual climb through silver beech forest to the junction of the Key Summit Track. This 40 min - 1 hour side trip is well worth the time and effort as you head above the bush line to an attractive alpine wetland offering magnificent views of the Darren Mountains, Lake Marian and the Hollyford Valley. From this junction the main track descends steadily to Lake Howden Hut. As you pass the top end of the lake, views down to the Greenstone Valley and Greenstone Saddle can be had. From here the track climbs gradually through beech forest past the 174m Earland Falls to The Orchard, an open grassy area dotted with ribbonwood trees. Soon after, you will descend to a small grassy flat before reaching Lake Mackenzie Hut.

Day 3 - Lake Mackenzie Hut to Routeburn Falls Hut (11.3 km / 4.5 – 6 hours) - A steady climb takes

you above Lake Mackenzie up onto the exposed Hollyford Faces, which offer expansive views over the Darren Mountains to the Tasman Sea beyond as you traverse

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through the impressive array of alpine plants towards the Harris Saddle. It is a short climb up to the saddle which at 1255m is the highest point on the track. A popular side trip from here is Conical Hill. This 1-2 hr return trip is a short but steep climb offering views of the Hollyford Valley, Lake McKerrow, Martins Bay and the Tasman Sea. From Harris Saddle the track sidles along the bluffs above Lake Harris before descending steadily through the wetlands and tussock covered flats to Routeburn Falls Hut located on the bush edge next to the cascades of the impressive RouteBurn Falls.

Day 4 - Routeburn Falls Hut to Routeburn Shelter car park (8.8 km / 2.5

– 4 hours) - The track descends steadily through beech forest and over a recent slip which offers views of the Routeburn Valley below and the Humboldt Mountains above before arriving at Routeburn Flats Hut. After crossing a swing bridge the track descends through the gorge past the Bridal Veil Falls and Sugarloaf stream. The track continues to wind down past the crystal clear Routeburn before crossing another swing bridge and arriving at the Routeburn Shelter car park.

Just NZ Walks - Routeburn Adult - Twin Share pp Adult - Single

23 Oct 18 30 Apr 19

$799 $1,099

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THE HEAPHY TRACK - Independent Walk (7 days/6 nights) Inclusions:

• Pre & Post Accommodation at Balmoral Motel in Nelson (Day 1 & Day 7) • Transportation ex Nelson to and from the walk • 5 Day Walk with 4 nights in Department of Conservation Huts

INDEPENDENT WALKING GUIDE:

Day 2 - Brown Hut (road end) to Perry Saddle Hut (17.5 km/5 hours) - After crossing the bridge over the Brown River just past the hut, cross the grass flat before climbing gradually through the bush on a well defined track. After 4hrs you will reach Aorere Shelter with views of the Aorere Valley below. Approximately 30mins later you will reach the side track to Flanagans Corner, at 915m this is the highest point on the track and offers great views. Perry Saddle hut is reached after another 30 mins of walking.

Day 3 - Perry Saddle Hut to Saxon Hut (12.4

km/3.5 hours) - After crossing Perry Saddle follow Perry Creek through tussock clearings and beech forest. The valley then widens and the track climbs a small rise to where the Gouland Downs open tussock area is revealed before meandering down to Gouland Downs Hut. The limestone outcrops, tussock country and riverbeds of this area are well worth exploring, but if mist lowers the landscape can become confusing. Saxon Hut is nestled near the end of the Downs.

Day 4 - Saxon Hut to James Mackay Hut (11.8 km/3 hours) - The track drops slightly to

grassy flats beside the Saxon River, before climbing gently up a board ridge which joins Gouland Downs to Mackay Downs. Tussock fields and scrub fringed patches of beech forest and small creeks dominate the landscape to James Mackay Hut.

Day 5 - James MacKay Hut to Heaphy Hut (20.5 km/6 hours) - A gradual decent through

Beech then Podocarp forest offers glimpses of the Heaphy River below. The first Nikau palms indicate you are close to Lewis Hut. Cross the Lewis River to the right hand bank of the Heaphy River, before crossing another bridge taking you to the left hand bank of the Heaphy River and the track to the mouth of the river.

Day 6 - Heaphy Hut to Kohaihai (road

end) (16.2 km/5 hours) - The track south passes through forests of Rata, Karaka and Nikau groves before reaching the clearing at Scotts beach. This is a good spot to rest before a short climb over Kohaihai Saddle and down through the wind blasted scrubs to the Kohaihai River Bridge and the car park.

Just NZ Walks - Heaphy Adult - Twin Share pp Adult - Single

28 Oct 18 30 Apr 19

$619 $779


KEPLER TRACK - Independent Walk (6 days/5 nights) Inclusions:

• Pre & Post Accommodation at Edgewater Motel in Te Anau (Day 1 & Day 6) • Transportation ex Te Anau to and from the walk • 4 Day Walk with 3 nights in Department of Conservation Huts

INDEPENDENT WALKING GUIDE:

Day 2 - Kepler Track car park to Luxmore Hut

(13.8 km / 5 - 6 hours) - Follow the shores of Lake Te Anau through the beech forest until you reach Brod Bay. From here it is a steady climb through beech forest, passing under some impressive limestone bluffs before emerging above the bush line to panoramic views of the Te Anau Basin and surrounding mountains. It is a 45min walk across the tussock grasslands to Luxmore Hut (1085m). A popular side trip is to visit Luxmore Cave. Located 10 mins from the hut you will need a couple of torches per person, and it is advised to leave a note in the hut book stating you are going into the caves and the time you intend to return. Most people would spend up to 1 hour in the cave.

Day 3 - Luxmore Hut to Iris Burn Hut (14.6 km

/ 5 -6 hours) - A large part of this day is spent on top of the mountains offering stunning views of the South Arm of Lake Te Anau, the Murchison Mountains, and western Fiordland National Park. From the hut, the track climbs to the ridge just below Mt Luxmore, before following the

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ridge line past Forest Burn and Hanging Valley shelters before descending through a series of zig-zags to Iris Burn Hut which is situated in a large grassy clearing beside the Iris Burn River. The Iris Burn waterfall is a 20 minunte walk from the hut and well worth the time. At night, kiwi can often be heard calling near the hut.

Day 4 - Iris Burn Hut to Moturau Hut

(16.2 km/5 – 6 hours) - Today’s walk starts in Beech forest before climbing over a low saddle and passing a large slip before reaching Rocky Point. From here the track winds through a gorge and lowland beech and Podocarp forest before reaching the shores of stunning Lake Manapouri. Mouturau hut is situated on the shores of the lake, next to a beautiful beach which is excellent for swimming.

Day 5 - Moturau Hut to Kepler Track car park (15.5 km/4 - 5 hours) - This last day is a moderate stroll through Beech forest before crossing a unique and fragile wetland to the Waiau River terrace along which you continue to the Rainbow Reach swing bridge. From here you continue to follow the Waiau River back to the Kepler Track car park.

Just NZ Walks - Kepler Adult - Twin Share pp Adult - Single

23 Oct 18 30 Apr 19

$799 $1,099

WHANGANUI JOURNEY - Kayak and Independent Walk (5 days/4 nights) Inclusions:

• Pre & Post Accommodation at The Park Hotel in Whakapapa National Park Village (Day 1 & Day 5) • Transportation ex National Park to and from the river • 3 Day Canoe Hire and Equipment • 2 nights in Department of Conservation Huts

INDEPENDENT WALKING GUIDE:

Day 2 - Whakahoro to John Coull Hut (37.5

km /7 hrs) - Below Whakahoro you enter the scenic middle reaches of the river. Here you will paddle through deep gorges draped in vegetation and often featuring numerous waterfalls after heavy rain. Past Mangapapa Campsite take a long loop around the Kirikiriroa Peninsula before passing Tarepokioere Rapid and then a large overhang known as Tamatea’s Cave. Please do not enter the cave, which is wãhi tapu (a scared place). Below Ohauora Campsite enter the long Otaihanga Reach which leads you to your overnight stop at John Coull Hut. To avoid losing your canoe or kayak to possible rising river levels, remember to haul it high up on the bank and tie it to something secure.

Day 3 - Whakahoro to John Coull Hut (29 km / 5 hrs) - On this section, follow the river as it meanders

through bush covered hills and passes the mouths of the Tangarakau and Whangamomona Rivers as they join the Whanganui River. At Mangawaiiti Landing, stop paddling for 40 minutes and take the bush walk to the historic Bridge to Nowhere. Back in your canoe, continue your trip down stream to Tieke Kainga, where you can examine the intricately carved pou whenua and learn about the history of Tieke and the tikanga (protocol) of the marae.

Day 4 - Tieke Hut to Pipiriki (21.5 km / 4

hrs) - The river still has a few surprises to offer on this homeward stretch. You can explore the scenic gorge of the Manganui o te Ao River where it enters the Whanganui river after its journey from the slopes of Mt Ruapehu. The standing waves of the large Ngaporo and Autapu rapids can provide plenty of excitement and perhaps a cool dip on a hot day. As you get close to end of your trip you will pass through farmland and exotic trees. One last rapid, the Paparoa rapid, and you will see the boat ramp below the Pipiriki Village.

Just NZ Walks - Whanganui Adult - Twin Share pp

23 Oct 18 30 Apr 19

$459

ABEL TASMAN - Kayak and Independent Walk (5 days/4 nights) Inclusions:

• Pre & Post Accommodation at Balmoral Motel in Nelson (Day 1 & Day 5) • Transportation ex Nelson to and from the walk • 3 Day Kayak Hire and Equipment • Walk with 2 nights in Department of Conservation Huts

INDEPENDENT WALKING GUIDE:

Day 2 - Kayak Marahau to Anchorage Hut

(Paddling 3 - 4 hours / Walk 1.2 hours) - On arrival in Marahau you will collect your kayak and receive a map orientation and a full briefing on safety and weather before starting the first part of your sea kayaking experience to Anchorage Hut. Explore the coastal area kayaking through the pristine emerald coloured waters along the Abel Tasman Coast. Explore the islands, abundant wildlife and beautiful beaches along the way. Once at the hut you may wish to stretch your legs after your days paddling. Just past the Anchorage campsite a signposted track will take you across a low ridge to the crescent shaped Te Pukatea Bay and onto Pitt head, an old pa site. This 1hr 20min loop track offers stunning views of the Abel Tasman coast.

Day 3 - Anchorage Hut to Onetahuti/ Onetahuti to Awaroa Hut (Paddling 3 - 4 hours

/ Walk 2 hours) - This morning paddle your way from Anchorage to Onetahuti. Kayak through the middle of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. On arrival at Onetahuti

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you will need to leave your kayaks here before continuing on the next part of your journey. Cross the tidal stream and follow the track that climbs through bush over Tonga Saddle and then decends to Awarao Inlet, following the shoreline to Awaroa Hut. Note: The stream can be only be crossed within 3 hours either side of low tide.

Day 4 - Awaroa Hut to Totaranui Campsite - Depending on tide times there are

two alternative outcomes for the Abel Tasman Experience:

Morning tide - You have the option of walking to Totaranui (5.5km / 1.5 hours walking). Awaroa Inlet can only be crossed 1 ½ hours before or up to 2 hours after low tide. Afternoon tide - You will be picked up by water taxi from Awaroa if you are unable to make the morning tide crossing to Totaranui. Please note: A full itinerary and tide times will be provided once your package has been confirmed. Our experienced staff at Just New Zealand Walks will discuss this in detail with you prior to your departure.

Just NZ Walks Abel Tasman Adult - Twin Share pp

23 Oct 18 30 Apr 19

$599

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RAKIURA TRACK - Independent Walk (5 days/4 nights) Inclusions:

• Pre Accommodation at Bella Vista in Invercargill • Post Accommodation at South Seas Hotel on Stewart Island (twin share) • Transportation ex Invercargill to and from the walk (return flights Invercargill to Stewart Island) • 3 Day Walk with 2 nights in Department of Conservation Huts

INDEPENDENT WALKING GUIDE:

Day 2 - Halfmoon Bay (Oban) to Port

William Hut (8.1 km / 3 - 4 hours )- Departing from the Department of Conservation visitor centre in Oban, walk down Main Road and make your way on to Lee Bay. Step through the chain link sculpture commissioned to recognise the forming of Rakiura National Park. Today’s walk follows the coast as you pass from Lee Bay to picturesque Little River and onto Māori Beach, once the home of several sawmills and a school. Today all that remains of this once thriving community is an old boiler. From here it is a walk along a sweeping beach before crossing a swing bridge and climbing up the forested ridge before dropping down to Magnetic Beach. Port William Hut is located at the end of the beach.

Day 3 - Port William Hut to North Arm Hut (13 km / 6 hours) - As you leave the coast you

will pass through regenerating podocarp forest. Evidence of the tracks logging past is evident throughout today’s walk. The track crosses several bridged creeks before reaching the shores of Paterson Inlet and North Arm Hut.

Day 4 - North Arm Hut to Halfmoon Bay (Oban) (11 km / 4 - 4.5 hours)- Follow the original

sawmill track through the Kamahi and rimu trees that forest the shoreline of Paterson Inlet. Travel through secluded bays, pass historic mill sites, and watch wading birds feeding on the tidal mudflats. Finally, take the ‘main road’ back to Oban.

Just NZ Walks - Raikura Adult - Twin Share pp Adult - Single

23 Oct 18 30 Apr 19

$469 $619

TONGARIRO NORTHERN CIRCUIT - Independent Walk (6 days/5 nights) Inclusions:

• Pre & Post Accommodation at The Park Hotel in Whakapapa National Park (Day 1 & Day 6) • Transportation ex National Park to and from the walk • 4 Day Walk with 3 nights in Department of Conservation Huts

INDEPENDENT WALKING GUIDE:

Day 2 - Whakapapa Village to Mangatepopo Hut (8.5 km/3 - 5 hours) - The track crosses many stream beds as it undulates its way past a series of volcanic cones and lava flows. Great views can be had of both Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro. The final hour of the walk skirts around the small volcanic cone of Pukekaikiore until you reach the Mangatepopo Valley and hut.

Day 3 - Mangatepopo Hut to Oturere Hut (12.8 km/5 hours) - The track follows the Mangatepopo Stream up the valley climbing over a succession of lava flows. A five minute side trip at the head of the valley takes you to Soda Springs, a cold spring that emerges from under an old lava flow. The steep climb to reach the Mangatepopo Saddle rewards climbers on a clear day with views of the valley and way to the west Mt Taranaki. A side trip (3 hours return) to the summit of Mt Ngauruhoe (2287m) is possible from here in fine weather. At the top of Red Crater there is access to the summit of Mt Tongariro (1967m). Blue lake is visible from this point, and a 30 minute side trip will take you there. From Red Crater follow the ridge down to

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the Emerald Lakes. From here the track descends steeply into the Oturere valley and waves its way through the jagged lava flows from past eruptions of Red Crater. The Oturere Hut is located on the eastern edge of these flows.

Day 4 - Oturere Hut to Waihohonu Hut

(7.5 km/3 hours) - After leaving the hut the track undu-lates southward over a number of stream valleys and open gravel fields. It then gradually sidles around the foothills of Mt Ngauruhoe before descending into the valley to cross branches of the Waihohonu stream before climbing again. Waihohonu Hut is in the next valley.

Day 5 - Waihohonu Hut to Whakapapa Village (14.3 km/5 hours) - The track follows

the Waihohonu Stream west, gradually climbing to Tama Saddle. On reaching the saddle the track branches to the right to Tama Lakes. It is about a 10 minute walk to the lower lake and a further 35 minute climb up a steep ridge to the upper lake (allow 1hr 30mins return from the main track). Whakapapa Village is approximately 2 hours walk from the Tama Lakes junction.

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Here are a selection of cycle tours giving you an unforgettable way to take in New Zealand's breathtaking scenery while discovering hidden gems along the way. Lake-Pukaki,-Canterbury Photo Credit: Miles Holden

OTAGO CENTRAL

RAIL TRAIL

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS - 150KMS This independent cycle adventure is a 5 day/4 night tour on the Otago Central Railtrail. Cycling 3.5 to 4.5 hours per day on a vehicle free trail with an easy gradient. Amazing scenery whilst riding over viaducts, through tunnels and encountering old historic hotels staying in twin/double share accommodation. Cyclists will experience wonderful local cuisine and meet colourful local people. Adding to your experience is your side trip to the historic township of Naseby to go curling which is always a bit of a laugh and great fun. Package also includes transport through to Naseby and return for curling experience and tour of Naseby.

Inclusions:

• Cycle equipment which includes bicycle, helmet, repair kit, panniers, odometer and trail documentation

• Luggage transfers - Luggage storage for excess luggage available if returning to Clyde after cycling.

• Transport: Queenstown to Clyde (departs 7.45am) - includes hotel pick up.

• All ensuite or private bathroom accommodation based on twin/double share with breakfast included

• Transport to Naseby for curling and town visit. • Transport: Middlemarch to Pukerangi (departing 4.00pm) • Transport: Middlemarch to Clyde or Queenstown if required instead of the train (Hotel drop off)

• Option of transport if you do not wish to cycle one of the days – pick up and drop off from your accommodation on the trail.

• Straight through bags from one end of the trail to the other • Taieri Gorge Train from Pukerangi to Dunedin (arriving at Dunedin Railway Station at 6.30pm)

**Clients are required to make their own way from the Dunedin train station to their accommodation**

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DAY 1: Clyde to Alexandra - Distance: 8 or 16 kms Your adventure starts in Queenstown where you will be picked up by bus from your accommodation to be taken to the Trail Journeys Clyde depot. Upon arrival you will be fitted with your bikes, briefed on your tour then start your cycling adventure. From Clyde you can cycle past vineyards and over an old wooden trestle bridge on the ride to Alexandra. For the more adventurous, there is the option of riding on the Clutha River Centennial Track to Alexandra which adds another 8km to your cycle ride. Alternatively, if you want to do more riding, there is a good 20km ride (10km each way) on the Roxburgh Gorge Trail following the Clutha River to Doctors Point and back.

DAY 2: Alexandra to Omakau - Distance: 28 kms From Alexandra you bike to Chatto Creek where this is a good option to stop for lunch at the Chatto Creek Tavern (winner of the best country pub 2015). After lunch you cycle up Tiger Hill, an easy gradient of 1 in 50. From the top of Tiger Hill it is all downhill to your overnight accommodation in Omakau. This afternoon we suggest you head over to Ophir where there are many historic buildings and the Daniel O’Connell Suspension Bridge (cycle the loop a total distance of 6-7km).

Daisybank and Hyde alongside the Taieri River which crosses the Capburn Bridge, Price’s Creek Viaduct and the last tunnel which is 152m long before you arrive at your accommodation this night in Hyde.

DAY 5: Hyde to Middlemarch - Distance: 29 kms Travel from Hyde passing 3 former train stations and the site of the Hyde Rail disaster where 21 lives were lost in 1943. Continue along to the end of the trail at Middlemarch. There are no opportunities to purchase food until you get to Middlemarch where there are a couple of cafes available for lunch. As the Rail Trail finishes at Middlemarch you need to drop your bikes off at our depot. You will be able to access showers here (charges apply). From here Trail Journeys will transfer you to Pukerangi to connect directly to the Taieri Gorge Tourist Train for a 2-hour rail experience through the rugged and unforgiving Taieri Gorge onto Dunedin. Transport back to Queenstown by bus can also be arranged if you do not want to finish in Dunedin.

DAY 3: Omakau to Wedderburn - Distance: 42 kms From Omakau cycle onto Lauder where you begin one of the most spectacular sections of the trail, the Poolburn Gorge. This is home to the rare New Zealand Falcon. You will travel through two tunnels and cross the 37m high Poolburn Viaduct, through the Ida Valley and onto Oturehua where lunch options are available. You will cycle from Oturehua onto your accommodation at Wedderburn where you will be picked up that afternoon for your curling experience and tour of Naseby. We suggest your evening meal at Wedderburn Tavern which is just a short walk from your accommodation.

DAY 4: Wedderburn to Hyde - Distance: 43 kms From Wedderburn the trail is mostly downhill to Ranfurly, the Art Deco Capital of Otago. We suggest you stop here for morning tea. From here you cross the Maniototo Plains onto Waipiata where you could have your lunch at the local Tavern. After lunch the days highlight must be the lovely trail section between

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Otago Central Rail Trail

Per person

Adult - Twin Share

$1,065 $1,315

Adult - Single

PLEASE NOTE: If cycling outside our main season of 1st October – 30th April, you will need to take your additional clothes with you as we do not provide a luggage transfer service over this period. We can transfer other suitcases through to where you finish.


HAURAKI

CYCLE TRAIL

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS - 82KMS

A raft of interesting adventures awaits Hauraki Cycle Trail riders, from amazing food experiences to making human connections with those encountered along the way. Dubbed the easiest cycle track in New Zealand, the Grade One Trail designed to excite and delight and showcases some of the best scenery the Coromandel Peninsula has to offer. We suggest riders start their journey with an overnight in either Miranda – with its natural hot springs or in the historic town of at Thames before making an early start in the morning for the first day of the ride. Inclusions:

• Cycle equipment which includes bicycle and helmet • Luggage transfers

• 2 nights’ accommodation on a room only basis

• Transport: Return Sherpa bus transport to your vehicle

DAY 1: Miranda to Thames - Distance 45kms Start the trail at Miranda Hot Springs and Holiday Park. Heading north 5 km takes you to the Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre. Heading back to the trail takes you to the farming settlement of Waitakaruru where food is available at the local diary. The next stop along the way is the ‘Bugger’ café where the aim is for you to have a bit of fun! The trail takes you through Kopu and then on to the historic township of Thames.

DAY 2: Thames to Paeroa -Distance: 34 kms Starting at the historic Shortland Wharf, the oldest and only surviving wharf built to service Thames after the proclamation of the goldfield, this panoramic leg of the trail offers expansive views of the towering bushclad Coromandel Ranges. Meandering alongside the tidal Waihou River into the heartland of dairy farming, the Trail passes through Matatoki, home of artisan cheese makers. The Puriri Tavern and the Convenient Cow offer food and drinks. A secondary trail branches off to the Historical Maritime Park & Musuem, home of the early shipping history of Paeroa.

You have 2 options as to where you stay on Day 2. You can either continue to Waihi or stay over in Paeroa and chose Waihi or Te Aroha on your final day.

DAY 3: Paeora to Waihi (option 1) - Distance: 24 kms “World famous in New Zealand”, the Lemon & Paeroa soft drink put Paeroa on the map. Paeroa is known as the “Antiques Town of New Zealand”. This leg of the Trail is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque cycle rides in New Zealand, with the spectacular Karangahake Gorge, voted one of the “fourteen wonders of New Zealand” and one of “101 must-do’s for Kiwis”. The 2.5 km Windows Walk is a must. Back on your bike you enter the 1.1km Karangahake Rail tunnel. Carved out of solid rock and 1million bricks, the

tunnel is a highlight for riders of all ages. The trail passes The Karangahake Winery, the Owharoa Falls and The Victoria Battery, where ore from Waihi’s rich mines was once extracted.

DAY 3: Waihi to Te Aroha (option 2) - Distance: 35 kms or 45 kms if taking the train Day three offers riders the opportunity to ride the Goldfields Vintage Railway, a 10 km train ride to the Waikino Station. Back through the Karangahake Gorge, with time to catch up on anything missed the day before, and on to Paeroa. From Paeroa it is a 21km ride to Te Aroha. Lush, green pastural scenery is plentiful on this final leg of the journey, with the 952m Mount Te Aroha (“The Mountain of Love”) - the highest point on the Kaimai Range – signaling your arrival. Nestled at the base of Mount Te Aroha, the historic spa town is home to Mokena Geyser, the world’s only natural soda water geyser. Finish your ride with a relaxing spa at the mineral springs.

Hauraki Cycle Trail

Per person

Adult - Twin Share

$1,619 $1,357

Adult - Single

ALPS TO OCEAN TRAIL

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS - 135KMS

If you’re short for time, this self-guided upper trail itinerary is the perfect way to enjoy the most dramatic landscapes of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail in just 3 days. Explore the golden-tussock lands of the Mackenzie Country and lake-side cycle trails of Lake Pukaki and Lake Ohau, from the base of the mighty Southern Alps to the small alpine village of Omarama. A shuttle back to Twizel is included at the end of your trip or we can add an extra night in Omarama to give you the chance to further explore this town. DAY 1: Arrive in Twizel Inclusions:

• Transfers between the Cycle Journeys Depot and your accommodation upon arrival

We recommend allowing a day of travel to get to Twizel from Christchurch or Queenstown. Take the afternoon to explore this rural township before spending the night

• Bike Hire for 3 days - your choice of bike style, helmet and

DAY 2: Mount Cook, Jollie River or Tekapo to Twizel Distance: 55km

• Shuttle to Alps 2 Ocean trail start

An early morning shuttle will take you to Tekapo. On the drive over witness a beautiful sunrise before we stop for breakfast at Lake Tekapo and then begin our cycle back to Twizel. Stay the night in Twizel.

rear rack bags (E bikes are available)

• Luggage Transfers each day • 3 nights’ Accommodation

(Standard and Superior options available)

• 1 Dinner, 1 Breakfast and 1 Packed Lunch • Trip itinerary, directions and trail map info

DAY 3: Twizel to Lake Ohau Lodge - Distance: 38km Cycle the sealed canal roads from Twizel to edge of Lake Ohau before following the dedicated lakeside cycle trail around to Lake Ohau Lodge. Stay the night at Lake Ohau.

DAY 4: Lake Ohau Lodge to Omarama - Distance: 42km Cycle to the top of the Tarnbrae highpoint, overlooking Lake Ohau and the Mackenzie plains before heading downhill through the Quailburn. Take a 7km detour to the Clay Cliff rock formations if you have the time. You will finish the ride in Omarama and your shuttle will be waiting to transfer you back to Twizel however we suggest staying the night in Omarama and relaxing in the woodfired Omarama Hot Tubs (optional extra).

Alps to Ocean Trail

Per Person

Standard Twin Share

$669 $780

Superior Twin Share

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KIRRA TOURS Kirra Tours is known for its dedication to New Zealand holiday-making with 50 years of experience in escorted coach

touring. Specialist travel consultants 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.

QUALITY ACCOMMODATION AND FABULOUS FOOD

Accommodation is usually high up on the list of importance on any holiday. At the end of a day’s travel or activities, you’ll want to freshen up and relax in a hotel that is welcoming, centrally located and offering superior levels of comfort. Kirra Tours have carefully chosen the properties they feature on their various tours so that they meet with your expectations and their high standards of quality and service. In addition to the many sumptuous evening meals that are included in your tour price, some specialty dinners are also featured. These include a traditional Māori Hangi (feast) and Cultural Performance, a gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak and dinner at the Skyline Restaurant and a cruise with a gourmet BBQ dinner at Walter Peak High Country Sheep Station.

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. Our 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.

FANTASTIC SIGHTSEEING INCLUSIONS

Holidays are traditionally a great time to try something new but experience has shown that some of the best things in life often involve the unexpected. It is important to have the right balance between a full, well organised itinerary and the freedom to do your own thing. All tours include the ‘must-see’ highlights of New Zealand, plus much more yet still provide ample time and flexibility for your own personal exploration.

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TRAVEL IN COMFORT

Kirra Tours want you to have the best touring experience so all their coaches offer large panoramic windows for easy viewing, dual entry for easy access, onboard restroom and daily seat rotation, giving you the chance to meet and interact with all your fellow travellers. You will travel in 5 star vehicles, all fitted with individual seatbelts for your safety. In some instances a smaller coach may be used.

THE VERY BEST COACH CAPTAINS

Your Coach Captain can often make the difference between a good tour and a great holiday experience. Kirra Tours touring staff come from a wide variety of backgrounds but all share an unparalleled passion for New Zealand. Supported by a team of dedicated and enthusiastic experts in the office, your professional and friendly Coach Captain will provide you with an informative commentary and ensure every aspect of your holiday runs smoothly.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

When arranging your holiday well in advance, there is nothing worse than having your plans turned upside down when something is cancelled. Kirra Tours promise that all the departures shown in this brochure are guaranteed to operate so you can have confidence in booking your flights and other travel arrangements around your chosen tour date. New dates are often added as tours fill so have your travel agent check with Kirra Tours for extra dates.

SOLO TRAVELLERS

If you’re travelling alone, you are welcome to purchase your tour on a twin share basis and Kirra Tours will endeavour to match you with another single traveller of the same gender. If we are unable to find someone for you to share with, you will be provided with a single room at no extra cost. If you wish to be guaranteed your own room, then single room traveller costs are shown for each tour.


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HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1 - Arrive Auckland

»» Historic Bay of Islands »» Napier, the Art Deco Capital of the World

“Haere Mai”.... Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your downtown city hotel. Tonight enjoy drinks with your fellow travellers.

»» Wellington, the nation’s capital

Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel

»» World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park

Day 2 - Auckland, Paihia (B,D)

»» Thermal Wonderland of Rotorua

»» Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South »» Fiordland National Park »» Spectacular Southern Lakes region »» West Coast Glacier region

FEATURED EXPERIENCES

Leaving the city behind, we travel across the Auckland Harbour Bridge and drive north to Paihia in the Bay of Islands, a seaside town nestled on the foreshore of this National Maritime Park. On arrival, meet your local Māori guide who will provide an insight into the local history before visiting Waitangi, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Māori people and the British. Enjoy a self-guided tour through the Treaty House, the Māori Meeting House and war canoe. Later this afternoon, board your launch for the scenic cruise to the Cape Brett Lighthouse and the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’.

»» Authentic Māori Village, Hangi and Cultural Performance

Stay: Copthorne Bay of Islands (2 nights)

»» Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

Day 3 - Explore the Bay of Islands (B)

»» Coast to Coast TranzAlpine train journey

INCLUSIONS »» 17 nights premium accommodation »» Full breakfast daily (B), 1 Lunch (L) and 14 dinners (D) »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure »» Evening drinks on arrival

Walter Peak High Country Farm

A free day to explore and enjoy the beauty of the Bay of Islands. Your Coach Captain will happily assist with arranging optional activities for you. Why not try a full day tour to Cape Reinga, New Zealand’s northern most point. Alternatively, explore the township of Russell, New Zealand’s first settlement and visit its historic Church, Mission House and Museum.

Day 4 - Auckland, Rotorua (B,D)

Leaving Paihia, travel south through Whangarei to Warkworth and on to Auckland. Visit the Sky Tower, at 328m the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere and enjoy panoramic 360 degree views across the city and its two majestic harbours. Later, cross the Bombay Hills to the lush farmlands of the Waikato. Onto the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, the centre of Māori culture and famous for its geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters. Stay: Sudima Lake Rotorua (2 nights)

Day 5 - Rotorua Sightseeing (B,D)

Today begins with a visit to the Agrodome to see a unique New Zealand farm show. Visit Rainbow Springs to learn about native flora and fauna, including the famous Kiwi bird. This is followed by the spectacular Skyline Gondola which offers superb views over the city, lake and mountains and for those wanting a little excitement, why not try a Luge ride with our compliments. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before visiting Tamaki Village for an evening of fun and culture. You will experience a traditionally prepared Māori Hangi (feast) followed by a cultural performance featuring Māori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka.

Milford Sound Cruise

Day 8 - Wellington, Hanmer Springs (B,D)

From Wellington join the Interislander Ferry for a scenic cruise to the South Island with views of Wellington city and its hillside suburbs. Cross Cook Strait into the sheltered waters of Queen Charlotte Sound before arriving into the small seaside village of Picton. Continue south to the alpine resort town of Hanmer Springs, renowned for its therapeutic natural thermal waters. Stay: Heritage Hanmer Springs

Day 9 - Hanmer Springs, Christchurch (B,D)

After a leisurely breakfast, stroll around the village and enjoy entry into the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools with its naturally heated thermal mineral waters. Later today, we make the short drive to the Garden City of Christchurch and visit the International Antarctic Centre before enjoying a brief orientation tour of the city. Stay: Distinction Hotel Christchurch

Day 6 - Taupō, Art Deco Napier (B,D)

View the mighty Huka Falls and the Wairakei Geothermal project before stopping at Lake Taupō, the largest in New Zealand. Continue on to Napier, often regarded as the world’s Art Deco capital. On arrival, enjoy a locally guided walking tour of the city. Stay: Scenic Te Pania Hotel

Day 7 - Wairarapa, Wellington (B,D)

Orchards and vineyards give way to farmland as you travel into the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region. Stop at historic Greytown to view excellent examples of Victorian colonial architecture before travelling over the Rimutaka Ranges to Wellington, the nation’s capital, where you enjoy a city tour on arrival.

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Suggested arrival/departure point Interislander Ferry 2

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Day 10 - Mt Cook, Omarama (B,D) Cross the Canterbury Plains with the Southern Alps to the west. View the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Collie Dog Memorial overlooking Lake Tekapo. Visit Mt Cook National Park, with time to enjoy the scenic majesty of New Zealand’s highest snow-capped peaks and a visit to the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre before travelling around Lake Pukaki to Twizel and Omarama. Stay: Heritage Gateway Hotel

Day 11 - Moeraki Boulders, Dunedin (B,D) Travel down the Waitaki Valley to the Whitestone township of Oamaru. Stop to view the mystical Moeraki Boulders, then on to Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South. An early arrival allows you time to enjoy the choice of some excellent optional activities. Stay: Scenic Dunedin City Hotel

Day 12 - Central Otago, Te Anau (B,D)

Day 14 - Te Anau, Queenstown (B,D)

Continue north to Kingston, then skirt around the shores of Lake Wakatipu to the picturesque alpine resort of Queenstown. This evening, cruise across the lake aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw before reaching the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue dinner. Stay: Millennium Hotel (2 nights)

Day 15 - At leisure in Queenstown (B)

Today is a free day to experience this magnificent resort town. Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities and your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do. Take a ride on the world famous Shotover Jet Boat, travel to the top of Bob’s Peak by gondola for spectacular views, take a tour to the gold mining area of Skippers Canyon or for the adventurous, try white water rafting. Alternatively, browse in the many shops and galleries.

Day 16 - Wanaka, Franz Josef (B,D)

Enjoy spectacular views across the Otago Peninsula as you travel to Larnach Castle. On your guided tour, learn about its tragic and mysterious history. Depart Dunedin and head inland, crossing rich farmlands to the agricultural towns of Gore and Lumsden, before arriving at the shores of Lake Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park.

Pass picturesque Lake Hayes on the way to Arrowtown, an area steeped in fascinating history relating to early settlement and the gold mining era. Stop at Wanaka, a picture postcard resort on the lakes edge with a spectacular mountain backdrop. View the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks before arriving on the West Coast, home to the twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef.

Stay: Distinction Luxmore Hotel (2 nights)

Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Day 13 - Spectacular Milford Sound Cruise (B,L,D)

Day 17 - TranzAlpine, Christchurch (B,D)

Follow the Hollyford Valley before descending into the Cleddau Canyon. Drive through the Homer Tunnel into spectacular Milford Sound, the world renowned natural wonder dominated by Mitre Peak. Luxuriant rainforest clings to sheer rock walls and waterfalls tumble hundreds of metres to the sea below. Cruise the entire length of the fiord and enjoy the on-board commentary that gives you detailed information on the region’s history, flora and fauna as you view spectacular waterfalls, towering mountains and wildlife. Optional overnight cruises on Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound are available subject to availability - please ask for details.

$7,069

Stay: Sudima Christchurch Hotel

DEPARTS

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Tue 30 Oct 18

Tue 13 Nov 18

Tue 27 Nov 18 Tue 11 Dec 18 Tue 15 Jan 19

Tue 29 Jan 19

Tue 05 Feb 19

Sadly, it’s time to bid farewell to all your new friends today. You will be transferred to the airport to join your flight home.

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At Hokitika, stop to visit a Pounamu, (also known as Greenstone or Jade) factory. Pounamu is considered a treasure in Māori culture and is seen as a sign of status and power. At Greymouth, board the famous TranzAlpine Train. Renowned as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world, this coast to coast rail adventure will take you through the Southern Alps, over massive viaducts, river valleys and gorges.

Day 18 - Depart Christchurch (B)

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$7,069

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HIGHLIGHTS »» Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo »» World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park »» Historic Arrowtown »» Fiordland National Park »» Spectacular Southern Lakes District »» West Coast Glaciers »» Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowhole »» Thermal Wonderland of Rotorua »» Stunning Coromandel Peninsula

FEATURED EXPERIENCES »» Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise »» Skyline Gondola and Dinner, Queenstown »» Cruise the famous Abel Tasman National Park »» Authentic Māori Village, Hangi and Cultural Performance

INCLUSIONS

Kia ora! Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your downtown city hotel. Tonight enjoy drinks with your fellow travellers. Stay: Distinction Hotel Christchurch

Day 2 - Mt Cook, Omarama (B,D)

After a brief tour of Christchurch, cross the Canterbury Plains into the MacKenzie Country. View the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Collie Dog Memorial at Lake Tekapo. Visit Mt Cook National Park, a World Heritage listed site covering over 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery before travelling on to Omarama. Optional ski-plane and helicopter flights are available subject to weather conditions. Stay: Heritage Gateway Hotel

Day 3 - Cromwell, Lake Te Anau (B,D)

Begin the assent over the Lindis Pass to the township of Cromwell, then continue on to the historic village of Clyde, nestled in a sheltered basin at the foot of an immense and crooked gorge. Stop for lunch at Alexandra, located on the banks of the mighty Clutha River, then travel across the farmlands of Central Otago to the township of Gore before arriving at the shores of Lake Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park. Stay: Distinction Luxmore Hotel

»» 14 nights premium accommodation »» Full breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L) and 12 dinners (D) »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure »» Evening drinks on arrival

Day 1 - Arrive Christchurch

Day 4 - Spectacular Doubtful Sound Wilderness Experience (B,L,D)

After breakfast, travel to Manapouri and enjoy a leisurely cruise across this picturesque lake to West Arm. Travel over the Wilmot Pass and pause to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening far below. Board ‘Patea Explorer’ for a three hour cruise through this pristine fiord. During the cruise, knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share with you their passion for the region through their commentary. They will answer questions, point out landmarks and provide you with information about the varied wildlife you may encounter

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like dolphins, fur seals and the rare Fiordland crested penguin. As the majesty of Doubtful Sound unfolds before you, its vastness will take your breath away. Later this afternoon, travel on to Queenstown, regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination and enjoy dinner at your hotel on arrival. Stay: Copthorne Lakefront Hotel & Resort (2 nights)

Day 5 - At leisure in Queenstown (B,D)

Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities in all its various forms and your Coach Captain will happily recommend and assist with any optional activities you would like to do. Alternatively, you may prefer to browse in the many shops and galleries. Tonight, ride the Skyline gondola to the top of Bob’s Peak where both the dining and the views are unsurpassed.

Day 6 - Arrowtown, Franz Josef (B,D)

This morning, we visit Arrowtown. Set beneath the rugged Crown Range, this historic village was once a haven for the gold prospectors of the 1860’s and features a fascinating collection of mining cottages with an atmosphere straight out of last century. Stop at Wanaka, a picture postcard resort on the lakes edge with a spectacular mountain backdrop. View the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks before arriving on the rugged and wild West Coast, home to the twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef. Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Day 7 - Hokitika, Punakaiki (B,D)

Before our departure this morning, there is the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region (subject to weather conditions). At Hokitika, we stop to visit a Pounamu, (Jade) factory. Pounamu is considered a treasure in Māori culture and is seen as a sign of status and power. At Punakaiki, marvel at the bizarre limestone landscapes that are the Pancake Rocks and Blowhole. Tonight’s stay is at a friendly eco resort located in the Paparoa National Park and only a stone’s throw from the beach. Stay: Punakaiki Resort


Day 13 - Hobbiton, Pauanui (B,D)

Cross the Mamaku Ranges into the Waikato region, well known for its dairy farming, world famous horse studs and champion Rugby team! At Matamata, a guide will escort your group on a Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour. Enjoy a visit to the set used in The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. On to Pauanui, a favourite New Zealand holiday beach resort for our overnight stay. Stay: Grand Mercure Puka Park Lodge

Day 14 - Coromandel, Auckland (B,D)

The Coromandel Peninsula is a beautiful, rugged area fringed with dozens of excellent beaches and is a place where many kiwis choose to escape the hustle and hype of city life. Onto Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’ including a visit to the summit of the Skytower, at 328m it's the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere. Today enjoy a farewell dinner tonight with your new found friends. Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel

Day 15 - Depart Auckland (B)

Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Auckland airport to connect with your onward flight.

Suggested arrival/departure point Interislander Ferry 2

Abel Tasman Cruise

Day 8 - Murchison, Nelson (B,D)

Skirt the west coastline before heading inland to Murchison. Travel north through the Nelson Lakes region before arriving at Nelson, a city of charm based on a harbour that is the busiest fishing port in New Zealand. This afternoon, visit the World of Wearable Art & Classic Car Museum. Stay: Heritage Rutherford Hotel (2 nights)

Day 9 - Abel Tasman National Park (B,D)

Travel to Kaiterteri where you board your vessel for a scenic cruise of the famous Abel Tasman National Maritime Park. Cruise through the Astrolabe Roadstead to Torrent Bay & Bark Bay calling in to picturesque beaches and coves. Pause to view Split Apple Rock and the antics at Tonga Island Seal Colony on your way to Totaranui. An optional coastal walk may be available for those wishing to spend time ashore, see your Coach Captain for details.

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Day 10 - Picton, Wellington (B,D)

A short drive brings us to the picturesque fishing village of Picton. Board the Interislander Ferry and cruise through the spectacular Queen Charlotte Sound into Cook Strait. On arrival enjoy stunning views of New Zealand’s capital city as you arrive into Wellington Harbour. Enjoy a city tour taking in all the major sights and there is free time for exploring on your own. Situated on the Wellington waterfront, a visit to Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, is highly recommended. Stay: Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay

Day 11 - Taupō, Rotorua (B,D)

Leaving the city behind, we travel through rolling farmland as we enter the Tongariro National Park, dominated by the volcanic cone of Mt Ruapehu. Follow the Desert Road to the popular lakeside resort of Taupō, located on the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake. Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls and travel past massive pine forests to reach Rotorua, centre of Māori culture and famous for its geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters. Stay: Sudima Lake Rotorua (2 nights)

Day 12 - Rotorua Sightseeing (B,D)

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Today begins with a visit to the Agrodome to see a unique New Zealand farm show. This is followed by a visit to Te Puia, home to Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and the New Zealand Māori Arts & Crafts Centre. Here you will witness all of nature’s thermal wonders including silica terraces and the famous Pohutu Geyser. Enjoy some free time this afternoon for optional activities before visiting Tamaki Village for an evening of fun and culture. You will experience a traditionally prepared Māori Hangi (feast) followed by a cultural performance featuring Māori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka.

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$6,269

2018/19 GUARANTEED TOUR DATES DEPARTS

Sun 23 Sep 18 Sun 28 Oct 18

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Sun 03 Feb 19 Sun 24 Feb 19

Sun 24 Mar 19 Sun 07 Apr 19

Sun 22 Sep 19

Sun 06 Oct 19

Sun 10 Nov 19

Sun 24 Nov 19

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11 DAY SOUTHERN DISCOVERY HIGHLIGHTS »» Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd »» World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park »» Fiordland National Park »» Spectacular Southern Lakes District »» West Coast Glaciers »» Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowhole

FEATURED EXPERIENCES »» Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise »» Skyline Gondola and Dinner, Queenstown »» Cruise the famous Abel Tasman National Park

INCLUSIONS »» 10 nights premium accommodation »» Full breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L) and 8 dinners (D) »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure »» Evening drinks on arrival

to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening f ar below. Board ‘Patea Explorer’ for a three hour cruise through this pristine fiord. During the cruise, knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share with you their passion for the region through their commentary. They will answer questions, point out landmarks and provide you with information about the varied wildlife you may encounter like dolphins, fur seals and the rare Fiordland crested penguin. As the majesty of Doubtful Sound unfolds before you, its vastness will take your breath away. Later this afternoon, travel on to Queenstown, regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination and enjoy dinner at your hotel on arrival.

On arrival in Christchurch, a Kirra Tours representative will greet you and transfer you to your downtown city hotel. Stay: Distinction Hotel Christchurch After a brief tour of Christchurch, cross the Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. Stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd before visiting Mt Cook National Park with its 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery. Optional ski-plane and helicopter flights are available subject to weather conditions. Stay: Heritage Gateway Hotel

Day 3 - Cromwell, Lake Te Anau (B,D)

Begin the assent over the Lindis Pass to the township of Cromwell, then continue on to the historic village of Clyde, nestled in a sheltered basin at the foot of an immense and crooked gorge. Stop for lunch at Alexandra, located on the banks of the mighty Clutha River, then travel across the farmlands of Central Otago to the township of Gore before arriving at the shores of Lake Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park. Stay: Distinction Luxmore Hotel

Day 4 - Spectacular Doubtful Sound Wilderness Experience (B,L,D)

After breakfast, travel to Manapouri and enjoy a leisurely cruise across this picturesque lake to West Arm. Travel over the Wilmot Pass and pause

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Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities in all its various forms and your Coach Captain will happily recommend and assist with any optional activities you would like to do. Alternatively, you may prefer to browse in the many shops and galleries. Tonight, ride the Skyline gondola to the top of Bob’s Peak where both the dining and the views are unsurpassed.

Day 6 - Arrowtown, Franz Josef (B,D)

This morning, we visit Arrowtown. Set beneath the rugged Crown Range, this historic village was once a haven for the gold prospectors of the 1860’s and features a fascinating collection of mining cottages with an atmosphere straight out of last century. Stop at Wanaka, a picture postcard resort on the lakes edge with a spectacular mountain backdrop. View the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks before arriving on the rugged and wild West Coast, home to the twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef.

At Hokitika, we stop to visit a Pounamu (Jade) factory. Marvel at the bizarre limestone landscapes that are the Pancake Rocks and Blowhole before checking into our eco resort located in the Paparoa National Park and only a stone’s throw from the beach. Stay: Punakaiki Resort

Day 8 - Murchison, Nelson (B,D)

Day 2 - Mt Cook, Omarama (B,D)

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Day 7 - Hokitika, Punakaiki (B,D)

Day 1 - Arrive Christchurch

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Stay: Copthorne Lakefront Hotel & Resort (2 nights).

Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

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Abel Tasman Park

Skirt the west coastline before heading inland to Murchison, then travel north to Nelson, a charming city that boasts the busiest fishing port in New Zealand. Visit the World of Wearable Art & Classic Car Museum on your arrival. Stay: Heritage Rutherford Hotel (2 nights)

Day 9 - Abel Tasman National Park (B,D)

Enjoy a scenic cruise of the famous Abel Tasman Park, calling in to picturesque beaches and coves. Pause to view Split Apple Rock and the antics at Tonga Island Seal Colony. An optional coastal walk may be available for those wishing to spend time ashore, see your Coach Captain for details.

Day 10 - Picton, Wellington (B,D)

At the picturesque village of Picton, we board the Interislander and cruise through the spectacular Marlborough Sounds into Cook Strait. Enjoy stunning views of New Zealand’s capital city as you arrive into Wellington Harbour. Stay: Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay

Day 11 - Depart Wellington (B)

Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Wellington airport to connect with your onward flight.

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Sun 25 Nov 18 Sun 13 Jan 19

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Sun 24 Mar 19 Sun 07 Apr 19

Sun 22 Sep 19

Sun 06 Oct 19

Sun 10 Nov 19

Sun 24 Nov 19

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HIGHLIGHTS »» World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park »» Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South »» Fiordland National Park »» Spectacular Southern Lakes region »» West Coast Glacier region »» Featured Experiences »» Milford Sound Scenic Cruise »» Coast to Coast TranzAlpine train journey

INCLUSIONS »» 9 nights premium accommodation »» Full breakfast daily (B), 1 Lunch (L) and 8 dinners (D) »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure »» Evening drinks on arrival

ITINERARY Day 1 - Arrive Christchurch (D)

“Haere Mai”.... Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your downtown city hotel. Stay: Distinction Hotel Christchurch

Day 2 - Mt Cook, Omarama (B,D)

Cross the Canterbury Plains with the Southern Alps to the west. View the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Collie Dog Memorial overlooking Lake Tekapo. Visit Mt Cook National Park, with time to enjoy the scenic majesty of New Zealand’s highest snow-capped peaks and a visit to the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre before travelling around Lake Pukaki to Twizel and Omarama. Stay: Heritage Gateway Hotel

Day 3 - Moeraki Boulders, Dunedin (B,D)

Travel down the Waitaki Valley to the Whitestone township of Oamaru. Stop to view the mystical Moeraki Boulders, then on to Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South. An early arrival allows you time to enjoy the choice of some excellent optional activities. Stay: Scenic Dunedin City Hotel

Day 4 - Central Otago, Te Anau (B,D)

Enjoy spectacular views across the Otago Peninsula as you travel to Larnach Castle. On your guided tour, learn about its tragic and mysterious history. Depart Dunedin and head inland, crossing rich farmlands to the agricultural towns of Gore and Lumsden, before arriving at the shores of Lake Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park. Stay: Distinction Luxmore Hotel (2 nights)

Day 5 - Spectacular Milford Sound Cruise (B,L,D)

Follow the Hollyford Valley before descending into the Cleddau Canyon. Drive through the Homer Tunnel into spectacular Milford Sound, the world renowned natural wonder dominated by Mitre Peak. Luxuriant rainforest clings to sheer rock walls and waterfalls tumble hundreds of metres to the sea below. Cruise the entire length of the fiord and enjoy the on-board commentary that gives you detailed information on the region’s history, flora and fauna as you view spectacular waterfalls, towering mountains and wildlife. Optional overnight cruises on Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound are available today subject to availability - please ask for details.

Day 6 - Te Anau, Queenstown (B,D)

Continue north to Kingston, then skirt around the shores of Lake Wakatipu to the picturesque alpine resort town of Queenstown. This evening, cruise across the lake aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw before reaching the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue dinner.

Day 9 - TranzAlpine, Christchurch (B,D)

At Hokitika, stop to visit a Pounamu (Jade) factory. Pounamu is considered a treasure in Māori culture and is seen as a sign of status and power. At Greymouth, board the famous TranzAlpine Train. Renowned as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world, this coast to coast rail adventure will take you through the Southern Alps, over massive viaducts, river valleys and gorges. Stay: Sudima Christchurch Hotel

Day 10 - Depart Christchurch (B)

It is time to farewell your fellow travellers today. You will be transferred to the airport to connect with your onward flight.

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Day 7 - At leisure in Queenstown (B)

DEPARTS

Today is a free day to experience this magnificent resort town. Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities and your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do. Take a ride on the world famous Shotover Jet Boat, travel to the top of Bob’s Peak by gondola for spectacular views, take a tour to the gold mining area of Skippers Canyon or for the adventurous, try white water rafting. Alternatively, browse in the many shops and galleries.

Wed 07 Nov 18

Day 8 - Haast Pass, Franz Josef (B,D)

Wed 05 Dec 18

Pass picturesque Lake Hayes on the way to Arrowtown, an area steeped in fascinating history relating to early settlement and the gold mining era. Stop at Wanaka, a picture postcard resort on the lakes edge with a spectacular mountain backdrop. View the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks before arriving on the West Coast, home to the twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef.

Wed 19 Sep 18 Wed 03 Oct 18 Wed 24 Oct 18

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Wed 27 Feb 19

Wed 06 Mar 19 Wed 20 Mar 19 Wed 03 Apr 19

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Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

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$3,835

$5,160

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$4,120

$5,549

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8 DAY NORTHERN DISCOVERY Day 5 - Rotorua Sightseeing (B,D)

HIGHLIGHTS »» Historic Bay of Islands »» Thermal Wonderland of Rotorua »» Napier, the Art Deco Capital of the World »» Wellington, the nation’s capital

FEATURED EXPERIENCES »» Authentic Māori Village, Hangi and Cultural Performance

INCLUSIONS

Today begins with a visit to the Agrodome to see a unique New Zealand farm show. Visit Rainbow Springs to learn about native flora and fauna, including the famous Kiwi bird. This is followed by the spectacular Skyline Gondola which offers superb views over the city, lake and mountains and for those wanting a little excitement, why not try a Luge ride with our compliments. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before visiting Tamaki Village for an evening of fun and culture. You will experience a traditionally prepared Māori Hangi (feast) followed by a cultural performance featuring Māori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka.

»» Full breakfast daily (B) and 5 dinners (D) »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown

Stay: Scenic Te Pania Hotel

»» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure »» Evening drinks on arrival

ITINERARY

Day 7 - Wairarapa, Wellington (B,D) Orchards and vineyards give way to farmland as you travel into the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region. Stop at historic Greytown to view excellent examples of Victorian colonial architecture before travelling over the Rimutaka Ranges to Wellington, the nation’s capital, where you enjoy a city tour on arrival. Stay: Ibis Wellington Hotel

Day 1 - Arrive Auckland

“Haere Mai” - Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your downtown city hotel. Tonightenjoy drinks with your fellow travelers.

Day 8 - Depart Wellington (B) It is time to farewell your fellow travellers today. You will be transferred to the airport to connect with your onward flight.

Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel

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$2,919

Leaving the city behind, we travel across the Auckland Harbour Bridge and drive north to Paihia in the Bay of Islands, a seaside town nestled on the foreshore of this National Maritime Park. On arrival, meet your local Māori guide who will provide an insight into the local history before visiting Waitangi, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Māori people and the British. Enjoy a self-guided tour through the Treaty House, the Māori Meeting House and war canoe. Later this afternoon, board your launch for the scenic cruise to the Cape Brett Lighthouse and the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’.

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Overnights

Stay: Copthorne Bay of Islands (2 nights)

Day 3 - Explore the Bay of Islands (B)

A free day to explore and enjoy the beauty of the Bay of Islands. Your Coach Captain will happily assist with arranging optional activities for you. Why not try a full day tour to Cape Reinga, New Zealand’s northern most point. Alternatively, explore the township of Russell, New Zealand’s first settlement and visit its historic Church, Mission House and Museum.

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Day 4 - Auckland, Rotorua (B,D)

Leaving Paihia, travel south through Whangarei to Warkworth and on to Auckland. Visit the Sky Tower, at 328m the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere and enjoy panoramic 360 degree views across the city and its two majestic harbours. Later, cross the Bombay Hills to the lush farmlands of the Waikato. On to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, the centre of Māori culture and famous for its geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters. Stay: Sudima Lake Rotorua (2 nights)

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Day 6 - Taupō, Art Deco Napier (B,D) View the mighty Huka Falls and the Wairakei Geothermal project before stopping at Lake Taupō, the largest in New Zealand. Continue on to Napier, often regarded as the world’s Art Deco capital. On arrival, enjoy a locally guided walking tour of the city.

»» 7 nights premium accommodation

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Tue 29 Oct 19

Tue 19 Nov 19

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Wed 18 Dec 19

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SINGLE

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$2,919

$3,999

High Season (Oct - Apr)

$3,139

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6 DAY NORTHERN RAPTURE HIGHLIGHTS »» Wellington, the nation’s capital »» Thermal Wonderland of Rotorua »» Stunning Coromandel Peninsula

FEATURED EXPERIENCES »» Authentic Māori Village, Hangi and Cultural Performance »» Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour

INCLUSIONS »» 5 nights premium accommodation »» Full breakfast daily (B) and 5 dinners (D) »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrive Wellington (D)

On arrival in Wellington, a Kirra representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your downtown city hotel. The rest of today is free to explore the nation’s capital before meeting up with your fellow travellers at dinner this evening. Stay: Copthorne Oriental Bay Wellington

Day 2 - Taupō, Rotorua (B,D)

Leaving the city behind, we travel through rolling farmland as we enter the Tongariro National Park, dominated by the volcanic cone of Mt Ruapehu. Follow the Desert Road to the popular lakeside resort of Taupō, located

on the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake. Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls and travel past massive pine forests to reach Rotorua, centre of Māori culture and famous for its geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters.

Hobbiton

Suggested arrival/ departure point 2

Overnights

Stay: Sudima Lake Rotorua (2 nights)

Day 3 - Rotorua Sightseeing (B,D)

Today begins with a visit to the Agrodome to see a unique New Zealand farm show. This is followed by a visit to Te Puia, home to Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Centre. Here you will witness all of nature’s thermal wonders including silica terraces and the famous Pohutu Geyser. Enjoy some free time this afternoon for optional activities before visiting Tamaki Village for an evening of fun and culture. You will experience a traditionally prepared Māori Hangi (feast) followed by a cultural performance featuring Māori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka.

Day 4 - Hobbiton, Pauanui (B,D)

Cross the Mamaku Ranges into the Waikato region, well known for its dairy farming, world famous horse studs and champion Rugby team! At Matamata, a guide will escort your group on a Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour. Enjoy a visit to the set used in The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. On to Pauanui, a favourite New Zealand holiday beach resort for our overnight stay. Stay: Grand Mercure Puka Park Lodge

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Day 5 - Coromandel, Auckland (B,D)

The Coromandel Peninsula is a beautiful, rugged area fringed with dozens of excellent beaches and is a place where many kiwis choose to escape the hustle and hype of city life. At the quaint township of Coromandel, ride the famous Driving Creek narrow gauge railway to a fascinating artist colony. On to Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’ and enjoy a farewell dinner tonight with your new found friends. Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel

$2,419

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Tue 02 Oct 18

Day 6 - Depart Auckland (B)

Tue 06 Nov 18

Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Auckland airport to connect with your onward flight.

Per Person Twin Share

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$2,419

$3,349

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$2,599

$3,599

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20 DAY NEW ZEALAND ODYSSEY Day 3 - Hobbiton, Rotorua (B,D)

HIGHLIGHTS »» 2 night stopovers in Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Wellington and Mt Cook »» 2 nights at the stunning Raetihi Lodge in the Marlborough Sounds »» 3 night stay in majestic Queenstown »» Geothermal Rotorua »» Art Deco Napier »» Wellington and Te Papa National Museum »» Stunning Kenepuru Sound »» Spectacular Kaikōura »» World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park »» Beautiful Southern Lakes Region

Travel south to Matamata, home to the famous Hobbiton Movie Set. Situated on private farmland, you’ll be treated to a fun and interesting guided tour before continuing on to the geothermal city of Rotorua. Stay: Millennium Hotel Rotorua (2 nights)

Day 4 - Exclusive Lake Rotoiti Cruise and Te Wairoa Buried Village (B,D)

Today’s highlight is an exclusive cruise across the serene, clear waters of Lake Rotoiti. Explore native bays and coves of the lake under sail on our luxury catamaran and bathe in the thermal waters of the Manupirua Pools, accessible only by boat. This afternoon, travel past the Blue and Green Lakes to the famous buried village of Te Wairoa. This evening, we visit Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and are treated to a traditional Māori hangi (feast) and cultural performance.

Day 5 - Lake Taupō, Napier (B)

FEATURED EXPERIENCES

Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls and Wairakei Geothermal project and then take time to wander around the popular lakeside resort of Taupō. Continue on to Napier, one of the world’s finest Art Deco cities. Here, your local guide will bring this fascinating architecture to life on your walk around the town this afternoon.

»» Dine at some of New Zealand’s leading wineries

Stay: The Crown Hotel (2 nights)

»» Traditional Māori Hangi (feast) and Cultural Evening

Day 6 - At leisure in Hawke’s Bay (B,D)

»» Twin Glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef

»» Exclusive Lake Rotoiti cruise »» Scenic Mussel cruise to Raetihi Lodge »» Tasman Glacier Explorer boat expedition »» Spectacular Milford Sound Nature Cruise »» World famous TranzAlpine train

INCLUSIONS

Widely regarded as the ‘Tuscany of the South Pacific’, this region boasts some of New Zealand’s best wineries. Enjoy a free day to experience s ome of the many optional activities available or simply relax and enjoy your surroundings. This evening, we visit Mission Estate, New Zealand’s oldest winery established by a group of French missionaries in 1851. Enjoy wine tastings followed by a fine dining experience in the elegantly restored seminary with its sweeping views over the vineyards, city and the coast beyond.

Day 7 - Wairarapa, Wellington (B)

»» 19 nights luxury accommodation »» Full breakfast daily (B), 3 lunches (L) and 11 dinners (D) »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure

Travel this morning through the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region enroute to Wellington, the nation’s capital, where you enjoy a brief sightseeing and orientation tour before checking into your accommodation. Stay: The Bolton Hotel (2 nights)

»» Welcome Drinks and Dinner

ITINERARY Day 1 - Arrive Auckland (D)

‘Haere Mai’ …. Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival, you will be transferred to your downtown city hotel. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome drink and dinner. Stay: Pullman Hotel Auckland (2 nights)

Day 2 - Day trip to Waiheke Island (B,L)

After a leisurely start to the day, a brief ferry ride brings us to Waiheke Island, a haven for vineyards, olive groves, art galleries and sandy beaches. Enjoy a tour of the island before sitting down to a special lunch at the beautiful Mudbrick Winery, with its spectacular views over the Hauraki Gulf looking back to the city skyline.

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Kenepuru Sound

Day 8 - Explore the Nation’s Capital (B)

Recently named the ‘coolest little capital in the world’ by Lonely Planet, Wellington is nestled between a sparkling harbour and rolling green hills and is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty. A visit to Te Papa National Museum is highly recommended as is a ride on the famous Cable Car up the hill to Kelburn for amazing views over the city. If you like action-packed adventure activities, Wellington has it all along with beautiful walks around the harbour and surrounding hills.

Day 9 - Picton and The Marlborough Sounds (B,D)

This morning we cruise across Cook Strait by Interislander ferry to the picturesque fishing village of Picton. At Havelock, we board our vessel for a scenic mussel and wine cruise to our remote lodge located in the stunning Kenepuru Sound. For those who wish, an optional floatplane transfer and scenic flight to the lodge is available from Picton. Stay: Raetihi Lodge (2 nights)


Mudbrick Winery

Day 10 - Enjoy Kenepuru Sound (B,D)

A free day to relax and marvel at the magic that is the Marlborough Sounds. Lodge staff will share their love of the region with you through the wide range of water and nature based experiences they put at your fingertips. Complimentary fishing tackle, kayaks and mountains bikes are provided at the lodge and there is a number of bush walks to enjoy. Or you can simply relax with a book and soak in the spectacular scenery.

Day 11 - Blenheim, Kaikōura (B)

Day 14 - Cromwell, Lake Te Anau (B,D)

Suggested arrival/departure point

Begin the assent over the Lindis Pass to the township of Cromwell, then continue on to the historic village of Clyde, nestled in a sheltered basin at the foot of an immense and crooked gorge. Stop for lunch at Alexandra, located on the banks of the mighty Clutha River, then travel across the farmlands of Central Otago to the township of Gore before arriving at the shores of Lake Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park

Interislander Ferry 2

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Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

Return to Havelock by water taxi and board our coach for the journey to the small coastal town of Kaikōura. Here you can enjoy an optional whale-watching adventure, swim with the dolphins or join local Māori for a unique, award winning cultural experience. Stay: White Morph Heritage Boutique Collection

Day 12 - Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook (B,D)

Travel south across the Canterbury Plains and stop at beautiful Lake Tekapo to view the Church of the Good Shepherd. Then travel up the western side of Lake Pukaki to the Mt Cook National Park, a World Heritage listed site. The park covers over 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery. Stay: Mt Cook Hermitage Hotel (2 nights)

Day 13 - Tasman Glacier Expedition (B,D)

Today we experience the Tasman Glacier in the most unique way possible. An experienced guide will whisk you away in a stable MAC Boat to explore the melting ice-face of the Tasman Glacier. Get up close to touch and taste 400-year old icebergs that have been carved into the murky waters of the lake. Later today, there is time to enjoy one of the many bush walks and optional ski-plane and helicopter flights, (subject to weather conditions).

Day 15 - Milford Sound, Queenstown (B,L) Today’s highlight is a leisurely nature cruise of the breathtaking Milford Sound, cruising the full length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea. An on-board nature guide will give you detailed information of the region’s history, flora and fauna and you will view spectacular waterfalls, rainforests and towering mountains, including the awesome Mitre Peak. Wildlife includes dolphins, seals, penguins and albatross when in season. Continue your journey on to Queenstown, regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination. Stay: Heritage Queenstown (3 nights) Optional overnight cruises on Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound are also available subject to availability – ask us for details

Day 16 - At leisure in Queenstown (B) Enjoy a free day to experience this magnificent alpine resort. Surrounded by majestic mountains, Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities in all forms, from extreme to relaxed exploration. Your guide will be happy to advise you on all the activities and options available.

Day 17 - Arrowtown, Akarua Winery (B,L) Milford Sound

Set beneath the rugged Crown Range is Arrowtown, an historic village located beside the Arrow River which was once a haven for the gold prospectors of the 1860’s. It features a fascinating collection of mining cottages with an atmosphere straight out of last century. Enjoy time to stroll through this historic village, before enjoying a relaxing, sumptuous lunch at Walnut Cottage, the show piece of Akarua Wines and back dropped by the Remarkables mountain range.

Day 18 - Wanaka, Franz Josef Glacier (B,D)

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There is time to wander around the resort town of Lake Wanaka before enjoying incredible scenery as we travel past the untouched native forests and pristine lakes of the World Heritage Westland National Park. On to Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers where there is the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region (subject to weather conditions). Stay: Te Waonui Rainforest Retreat

Day 19 - Spectacular TranzAlpine Train, Christchurch (B,D) Head north along the dramatic West Coast, steeped in history dating back to the gold rush era of the 1800’s. This afternoon, we board the TranzAlpine train for a coast to coast rail adventure through the Southern Alps, rated as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. On arrival we transfer to our resort hotel for a farewell dinner. Stay: Rydges Latimer

Day 20 - Depart Christchurch (B) Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Christchurch airport to connect with your onward flight home.

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Sat 28 Sep 19 Sat 19 Oct 19

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HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1 - Arrive Christchurch (D)

»» West Coast Glaciers »» Fiordland National Park

Kia Ora. Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a Welcome dinner and cocktails with fellow travellers

»» Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South

Stay: Rydges Latimer

»» World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park

Day 2 - TranzAlpine, Franz Josef (B,D)

»» Spectacular Southern Lakes District

»» Alpine village of Hanmer Springs »» Wellington, the nation’s capital »» Boutique wine village of Martinborough »» Stay in the Tongariro National Park »» Thermal Wonderland of Rotorua »» Auckland, the City of Sails

FEATURED EXPERIENCES »» Famous TranzAlpine Train »» Overnight Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise »» Stargazing tour, Mt Cook »» High Tea at Lanarch Castle »» Monarch Wildlife Cruise »» Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre guided tour »» Exclusive Lake Rotoiti cruise »» Authentic Māori Hangi and Cultural Performance

A short drive brings us to the tiny train station of Springfield, gateway to the majestic Southern Alps. Board the award-winning TranzAlpine for the spectacular rail journey to Arthurs Pass, the South Island’s highest altitude settlement. Enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as you travel alongside the ice-fed Waimakariri River and traverse the mighty Southern Alps, where spectacular views of the chiselled alpine landscape will take your breath away at every turn. On to Franz Josef where you can relax and soak in the thermal pools after an invigorating day and sumptuous dinner.

Day 5 - Overnight Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise (B,L,D)

Stay: Heritage Queenstown

Overnight: Fiordland Navigator

Day 3 - Wanaka, Queenstown(B)

»» Overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound »» Full breakfast daily (B), 2 lunches (L) and 10 dinners (D) »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure »» Welcome Drinks and Dinner

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Today is a free day to experience this magnificent resort town. Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities and your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do. Experience the thrills of riding on the world famous Shotover Jet Boat, perhaps cruise Lake Wakatipu on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, take a 4WD tour to the gold mining area of Skippers Canyon or for the adventurous, try white water rafting. Alternatively, browse in the many shops and galleries.

Before our departure this morning, there is the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region (subject to weather conditions). Later, view incredible scenery as you travel past the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks. There is time to wander around the popular lakeside township of Wanaka before stopping at the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, once a haven for the gold prospectors of the 1860’s and home to a fascinating collection of mining cottages. Later this afternoon, travel on to Queenstown, regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination.

Stay: Te Waonui Forest Retreat

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Day 4 - At leisure in Queenstown (B)

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

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Redwoods Treetop Walk

Day 6 - Manapouri, Dunedin (B,D)

Enjoy a hearty breakfast this morning before exploring other parts of the fiord. We retrace our steps back to Manapouri where you rejoin your coach for the journey to Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South. Stay: Distinction Dunedin Hotel (2 nights)

Day 7 - Discover Otago Peninsula (B)

This morning enjoy spectacular views travelling along the Otago Peninsula to Wellers Rock where you will board a Monarch Wildlife Cruise. On the cruise watch out for NZ Furseals and NZ Sealions on their breeding rockeries as well an abundance of other wildlife such as Penguins, Dolphins and Albatross. Afterwards travel to Larnach Castle for a guided tour learning about its tragic and mysterious history before enjoying a High Tea in the Grand Ballroom. The afternoon is yours at leisure to explore Dunedin and experience optional activities.

Day 8 - Moeraki, Mt Cook (B,D)

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

Day 9 - Lake Tekapo, Christchurch (B,D)

At Lake Tekapo, stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd. Then cross the fertile Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Stay: Rydges Latimer

Day 10 - Picton, Wellington (B)

Travel on to the picturesque fishing village of Picton where you board the Interislander Ferry and cruise through the spectacular Queen Charlotte Sound into Cook Strait. Enjoy stunning views of New Zealand’s capital city as you arrive into Wellington Harbour. Stay: The Bolten Hotel (2 nights)

Day 11 - At leisure in Wellington (B)

Enjoy a brief city tour taking in all the major sights and then there is free time for exploring on your own. Situated on the Wellington waterfront, a visit to Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, is highly recommended. Another very popular excursion is a visit to the Weta Workshop, a worldleading design and special effects facility for major Hollywood film makers.

Suggested arrival/departure point Interislander Ferry 2

Overnights

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Day 12 - Martinborough Wine Village (B,D)

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

Day 13 - Pukaha Mount Bruce, Tongariro National Park (B,D) This morning, enjoy a guided tour of the Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, a captive-breeding sanctuary for some of the country’s most threatened birds and home to the only white kiwi in captivity. Continue north along the Desert Road to Tongariro, New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area. Stay: Chateau Tongariro

Day 14 - Taupō, Rotorua (B,D)

First stop today is Taupō where you will enjoy time to stroll around this popular lakeside resort. View the mighty Huka Falls and Wairakei Geothermal Project before arriving at the geothermal resort of Rotorua. This evening, we enjoy a tour of Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and are treated to a traditional Māori hangi (feast) and cultural performance featuring Māori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka.

18 days from

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Stay: Millennium Rotorua (2 nights)

Day 15 - Exclusive Lake Rotoiti Cruise and Redwood Treetop Walk (B)

Today’s highlight is an exclusive cruise across the serene, clear waters of Lake Rotoiti. Explore native bays and coves of the lake under sail on our luxury catamaran and bathe in the thermal waters of the Manupirua Pools, accessible only by boat. Later, enjoy a suspended treetop eco-walk amongst Rotorua’s gentle giants in the Redwood Forest and get a unique bird’s eye perspective of these 110 year old trees and the lush flora below.

Day 16 - Hobbiton, Auckland (B,L)

After a leisurely breakfast, we travel to Matamata and experience a guided tour of Hobbiton, the movie set used in the block-busting ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Hobbit’ films. Enjoy a festive lunch at The Green Dragon Inn before travelling on to Auckland, the ‘City of Sails. Stay: Pullman Hotel Auckland (2 nights)

Day 17 - At leisure in Auckland (B, D)

With a full day to explore the vibrant city of Auckland why not take a stroll and check out the cafe culture evident in the city’s winding laneways or the fabulous Viaduct precinct. No visit would be complete without a trip to the summit of the magnificent Skytower, at 328m the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, for superb city and harbour views. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your new-found friends.

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Day 18 - Depart Auckland (B) Hobbiton

Sadly, your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. Here we bid you farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay.

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13 DAY SOUTHERN SENSATIONS Day 5 - Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook (B,D)

HIGHLIGHTS »» 2 night stopovers in Marlborough Sounds and Mt Cook »» 3 night stay in majestic Queenstown

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

Milford Sound

Day 13 - Depart Christchurch (B)

Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Christchurch airport to connect with your onward flight home.

Stay: Mt Cook Hermitage Hotel (2 nights)

»» Stunning Kenepuru Sound

Day 6 - Tasman Glacier Expedition (B,D)

»» Spectacular Kaikōura »» World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park »» Beautiful Southern Lakes region »» Twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef

This morning, an experienced guide will whisk you away in a stable MAC Boat to explore the melting ice-face of the Tasman Glacier. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore this breathtaking region.

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Overnights

Day 7 - Cromwell, Lake Te Anau (B,D)

FEATURED EXPERIENCES »» Dine at some of New Zealand’s leading wineries »» Scenic Mussel cruise to Raetihi Lodge »» Tasman Glacier Explorer boat expedition »» Spectacular Milford Sound Nature Cruise »» World famous TranzAlpine train

INCLUSIONS »» 12 nights luxury accommodation »» Full breakfast daily (B), 2 lunches (L) and 7 dinners (D) »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure

Begin the assent over the Lindis Pass to the township of Cromwell, then continue on to the historic village of Clyde, nestled in a sheltered basin at the foot of an immense and crooked gorge. Stop for lunch at Alexandra, located on the banks of the mighty Clutha River, then travel across the farmlands of Central Otago to the township of Gore before arriving at the shores of Lake Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park. Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

Day 8 - Milford Sound, Queenstown (B,L)

Today’s highlight is a leisurely nature cruise of the breathtaking Milford Sound, cruising the full length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea. An on-board nature guide will give you detailed information of the region’s history, flora and fauna and you will view spectacular waterfalls, rainforests and towering mountains, including the awesome Mitre Peak. Wildlife includes dolphins, seals, penguins and albatross when in season. Continue your journey on to Queenstown, regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination. Stay: Heritage Queenstown (3 nights) Optional overnight cruises on Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound are also available subject to availability – ask us for details

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Day 9 - At leisure in Queenstown (B)

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Enjoy a free day to experience this magnificent alpine resort. Surrounded by majestic mountains, Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities in all forms, from extreme to relaxed exploration. Your guide will be happy to advise you on all the activities and options available.

On arrival you will be met by a Kirra Tours representative and transferred to your downtown city hotel.

Day 10 - Arrowtown, Akarua Winery (B,L)

Day 1 - Arrive Wellington

Stay: The Bolton Hotel

Day 2 - Picton, Marlborough Sounds (B,D)

This morning we cruise across Cook Strait by Interislander ferry to the picturesque fishing village of Picton. At Havelock, we board our vessel for a scenic mussel and wine cruise to our remote lodge located in the stunning Kenepuru Sound. Stay: Raetihi Lodge (2 nights)

Day 3 - Enjoy Kenepuru Sound (B,D)

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

Day 4 - Blenheim, Kaikōura (B)

Return to Havelock by water taxi and board our coach for the journey to the small coastal town of Kaikōura. Here you can enjoy an optional whale-watching adventure, swim with the dolphins or join local Māori for a unique, award winning cultural experience. Stay: White Morph Heritage Boutique Collection

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Set beneath the rugged Crown Range is Arrowtown, an historic village located beside the Arrow River which was once a haven for the gold prospectors of the 1860’s. It features a fascinating collection of mining cottages with an atmosphere straight out of last century. Enjoy time to stroll through this historic village, before enjoying a relaxing, sumptuous lunch at Walnut Cottage, the show piece of Akarua Wines and back dropped by the Remarkables mountain range.

Day 11 - Wanaka, Franz Josef Glacier (B,D)

Stop at Lake Wanaka, then travel past the untouched native forests and pristine lakes of the World Heritage Westland National Park. At Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers there is the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region (subject to weather conditions). Stay: Te Waonui Rainforest Retreat

Day 12 - TranzAlpine Train, Christchurch (B,D)

Head north to Greymouth and board the TranzAlpine train for a coast to coast rail adventure through the Southern Alps, rated as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. On arrival we transfer to our resort hotel for a farewell dinner. Stay: Rydges Latimer

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Sat 09 Feb 19

Sat 02 Mar 19

Sat 09 Mar 19 Sat 23 Mar 19 Sat 13 Apr 19

Sat 05 Oct 19 Sat 26 Oct 19

Sat 16 Nov 19 Sat 07 Dec 19

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10 DAY SOUTHERN ENCOUNTER HIGHLIGHTS »» West Coast Glaciers »» Spectacular Southern Lakes District »» Fiordland National Park »» Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South »» World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park

FEATURED EXPERIENCES »» Famous TranzAlpine Train »» Overnight Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise »» High Tea at Larnach Castle »» Monarch Wildlife Cruise »» Stargazing tour, Mt Cook

INCLUSIONS »» 8 nights luxury accommodation »» Overnight cruise in Doubtful Sound »» Full breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L) and 6 dinners (D) »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure »» Welcome drinks and dinner

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrive Christchurch (D)

Kia Ora. Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a Welcome dinner and cocktails with fellow travellers Stay: Rydges Latimer

Day 2 - TranzAlpine, Franz Josef (B,D)

At the tiny train station of Springfield we board the award-winning TranzAlpine train for the spectacular rail journey to Arthurs Pass, the South Island’s highest altitude settlement. Enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as you travel alongside the ice-fed Waimakariri River and traverse the mighty Southern Alps. On to Franz Josef where you can relax and soak in the thermal pools after an invigorating day and sumptuous dinner.

Day 4 - At leisure in Queenstown (B)

Today is a free day to experience this magnificent resort town. Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities and your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do. Alternatively, relax and browse in the many shops and galleries.

Day 5 - Overnight Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise (B,L,D)

At Lake Tekapo, stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd. Then cross the fertile Canterbury Plains to Christchurch and enjoy an afternoon at leisure as you bid farewell to your newfound friends. Stay: Rydges Latimer Sadly, your holiday ends after breakfast this morning and you will be transferred to Christchurch airport for your onward flight.

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Overnights

Overnight: Fiordland Navigator

Day 6 - Manapouri, Dunedin (B,D)

Enjoy a hearty breakfast this morning before exploring other parts of the fiord. We retrace our steps back to Manapouri where you rejoin your coach for the journey to Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South. Stay: Distinction Dunedin Hotel (2 nights)

Day 7 - Discover Otago Peninsula (B)

This morning enjoy spectacular views travelling along the Otago Peninsula to Wellers Rock where you will board a Monarch Wildlife Cruise. On the cruise watch out for NZ Furseals and NZ Sealions on their breeding rockeries as well an abundance of other wildlife such as Penguins, Dolphins and Albatross. Afterwards travel to Larnach Castle for a guided tour learning about its tragic and mysterious history before enjoying a High Tea in the Grand Ballroom. The afternoon is yours at leisure to explore Dunedin and experience optional activities.

Day 8 - Moeraki, Mt Cook (B,D)

Stop to view the mystical Moeraki Boulders before arriving at the World Heritage Mt Cook National Park, with its 70,000 ha of breathtaking alpine scenery. After dinner, enjoy a guided tour of the Digital Dome Planetarium before your astronomy guides take you to their outdoor stargazing site where you explore different elements of the spectacular southern sky. Stay: Mt Cook Hermitage Hotel

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$5,989

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Sun 27 Jan 19

Sun 17 Feb 19

Sun 03 Mar 19 Sun 17 Mar 19 Sun 20 Oct 19

Day 3 - Wanaka, Queenstown (B)

Stay: Heritage Queenstown (2 nights)

Day 9 - Lake Tekapo, Christchurch (B,D)

Day 10 - Depart Christchurch (B)

Travel on to Manapouri, where you enjoy a leisurely cruise across this picturesque lake to West Arm. This is followed by a short coach trip over Wilmot Pass, pausing along the way to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening far below. At Deep Cove, board the ‘Fiordland Navigator’, designed along the lines of a traditional scow, blending old world charm with modern comfort. Knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share with you their passion for the region through their commentary. After dropping anchor in a sheltered cove, you can choose to explore the shoreline by kayak or tender boat or you can simply relax on board. As the majesty of Doubtful Sound unfolds before you, you will be struck by its silence... a silence broken only by birdsong or the rushing of a distant waterfall. Its beauty and vastness will take your breath away.

Stay: Te Waonui Forest Retreat Before our departure this morning, there is the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region (subject to weather conditions). Later, view incredible scenery as you travel past the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks. There is time to wander around the popular lakeside township of Wanaka before stopping at the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, once a haven for the gold prospectors of the 1860’s and home to a fascinating collection of mining cottages

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9 DAY NORTHERN ESCAPE

Napier

Day 5 - Lake Taupō, Napier (B)

HIGHLIGHTS »» Art Deco Napier

Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls and Wairakei Geothermal project and then take time to wander around the popular lakeside resort of Taupō. Continue on to Napier, one of the world’s finest Art Deco cities. Here, your local guide will bring this fascinating architecture to life on your walk around the town this afternoon.

»» Wellington and Te Papa National Museum

Stay: The Crown Hotel (2 nights)

FEATURED EXPERIENCES

Day 6 - At leisure in Hawke’s Bay (B,D)

»» 2 night stopovers in Auckland, Rotorua, Napier and Wellington »» Geothermal Rotorua

»» Dine at some of New Zealand’s leading wineries »» Traditional Māori Hangi (feast) and Cultural Evening »» Exclusive Lake Rotoiti cruise

INCLUSIONS »» 8 nights luxury accommodation »» Full breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L) and 4 dinners (D) »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure »» Welcome drinks and dinner

Day 1 - Arrive Auckland (D)

‘Haere Mai’ …. Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival, you will be transferred to your downtown city hotel. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome drink and dinner

Travel this morning through the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region enroute to Wellington, the nation’s capital, where you enjoy a brief sightseeing and orientation tour before checking into your accommodation. Stay: The Bolton Hotel (2 nights)

Day 8 - Explore the Nation’s Capital (B)

Day 9 - Depart Wellington (B)

Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Wellington airport to connect with your onward flight home.

Day 2 - Day trip to Waiheke Island (B,L)

After a leisurely start to the day, a brief ferry ride brings us to Waiheke Island, a haven for vineyards, olive groves, art galleries and sandy beaches. Enjoy a tour of the island before sitting down to a special lunch at the beautiful Mudbrick Winery, with its spectacular views over the Hauraki Gulf looking back to the city skyline.

Day 3 - Hobbiton, Rotorua (B,D)

Travel south to Matamata, home to the famous Hobbiton Movie Set. Situated on private farmland, you’ll be treated to a fun and interesting guided tour before continuing on to the geothermal city of Rotorua. Stay: Millennium Hotel (2 nights)

Day 4 - Exclusive Lake Rotoiti Cruise AND Wairoa Buried Village (B,D)

Today’s highlight is an exclusive cruise across the serene, clear waters of Lake Rotoiti. Explore native bays and coves of the lake under sail on our luxury catamaran and bathe in the thermal waters of the Manupirua Pools, accessible only by boat. This afternoon, travel past the Blue and Green Lakes to the famous buried village of Te Wairoa. This evening, we visit Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and are treated to a traditional Māori hangi (feast) and cultural performance.

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Day 7 - Wairarapa, Wellington (B)

Stay: Pullman Hotel Auckland (2 nights)

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Widely regarded as the ‘Tuscany of the South Pacific’, this region boasts some of New Zealand’s best wineries. Enjoy a free day to experience some of the many optional activities available or simply relax and enjoy your surroundings. This evening, we visit Mission Estate, New Zealand’s oldest winery established by a group of French missionaries in 1851. Enjoy wine tastings followed by a fine dining experience in the elegantly restored seminary with its sweeping views over the vineyards, city and the coast beyond

Recently named the ‘coolest little capital in the world’ by Lonely Planet, Wellington is nestled between a sparkling harbour and rolling green hills and is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty. A visit to Te Papa National Museum is highly recommended as is a ride on the famous Cable Car up the hill to Kelburn for amazing views over the city. If you like action-packed adventure activities, Wellington has it all along with beautiful walks around the harbour and surrounding hills.

ITINERARY

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$4,525

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8 DAY SPECTACULAR NORTH HIGHLIGHTS

Te Puia Thermal Reserve

Day 3 - Pukaha Mount Bruce, Tongariro National Park (B,D)

»» Stay in the Tongariro National Park

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

»» Thermal Wonderland of Rotorua

Stay: Chateau Tongariro

»» Auckland, the City of Sails

Day 4 - Taupō, Rotorua (B,D)

»» Wellington, the nation’s capital »» Boutique wine village of Martinborough

FEATURED EXPERIENCES »» Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre »» Exclusive Lake Rotoiti cruise »» Authentic Māori Hangi and Cultural Performance »» Redwood Forest Walk

INCLUSIONS »» 7 nights luxury accommodation »» Full breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L) and 4 dinners (D) »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrive Wellington

Kia Ora. Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Stay: Bolton Hotel

Day 2 - On to Martinborough Wine Village (B,D)

After a leisurely breakfast, we drive to the boutique wine village of Martinborough located deep in the heart of the Wairarapa. Many vineyards are within an easy walk of the town square and the region is particularly well known for its production of Pinot Noir wines. Stay: Peppers Parehua

Suggested arrival/ departure point 2

Overnights

Enjoy time to stroll around the popular lakeside resort of Taupō and stop to view the mighty Huka Falls and Wairakei Geothermal Project. This evening, enjoy a tour of Te Puia Thermal Reserve and experience a traditional Māori hangi (feast) and cultural performance. Stay: Millennium Rotorua (2 nights)

Day 5 - Exclusive Lake Rotoiti Cruise and Redwood Treetop Walk (B)

Today’s highlight is an exclusive cruise across the serene, clear waters of Lake Rotoiti. Explore native bays and coves of the lake under sail on our luxury catamaran and bathe in the thermal waters of the Manupirua Pools. Later, enjoy a suspended treetop eco-walk amongst Rotorua’s gentle giants in the Redwood Forest and get a unique bird’s eye perspective of these 110 year old trees and the lush flora below.

Day 6 - Hobbiton, Auckland (B,L)

After a leisurely breakfast, we travel to Matamata and experience a guided tour of Hobbiton, the movie set used in the block-busting ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Hobbit’ films. Enjoy a festive lunch at The Green Dragon Inn before travelling on to Auckland, the ‘City of Sails. Pullman Hotel Auckland (2 nights)

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Day 7 - At leisure in Auckland (B,D)

With a full day to explore the vibrant city of Auckland why not take a stroll and check out the cafe culture evident in the city’s winding laneways or the fabulous Viaduct precinct. No visit would be complete without a trip to the summit of the magnificent Skytower, at 328m the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, for superb city and harbour views. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your new-found friends.

Day 8 - Depart Auckland (B)

Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Auckland Airport. Here we bid you farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay.

DEPARTS

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COACH TOURS

Cape Foulwoind, West Coast. Credit: Miles Holden

BENEFITS OF THRIFTY TOURS INDEPENDENT TOURING:

INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR:

»» Transport throughout by coach, train or ferry (using scheduled services) on local services

(pages 140-146)

»» Daily departures, with no minimum passenger numbers

»» Accommodation on a twin share basis

»» Extra days can be added at time of booking

»» Sightseeing activities unless stated as optional

»» Visit major sightseeing attractions

»» Variety of modern coaches, trains and ferry transport

Please note: these tours are not fully escorted coach tours. Pre and Post tour transfers can be arranged at additional cost.

»» Full commentary provided on most coach journeys »» Door to door transport within your tour

»» Comprehensive touring wallet on arrival in New Zealand »» Meals not included leaving you free choice

6 DAYS TRAINS FIORDS & GLACIERS Spoil yourself with a trip to beautiful fiords, stunning glaciers and the best scenic rail routes in New Zealand.

DAY 3 - FULL DAY EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND

Regarded as one of the world’s most scenic journeys. Follow the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, continue through the Homer Tunnel and on to Milford Sound for a majestic cruise. Incl. a buffet lunch. Overnight: Queenstown

INCLUSIONS:

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Transport 5 nights accommodation Transfers within journey Taieri Gorge Train Journey Spectacular Milford Sound cruise including lunch Skyline Gondola - Queenstown Glacier viewing TranzAlpine Train Journey

DAY 1 - CHRISTCHURCH - DUNEDIN

DAY 4 - A FULL DAY AT LEISURE IN QUEENSTOWN

A day of leisure in Queenstown. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. Overnight: Queenstown.

DAY 5 - QUEENSTOWN - GLACIERS

Enjoy the scenery as you travel through the Canterbury Plains to seaside Timaru and on to the very Scottish City of Dunedin. Afternoon free for optional tours, see pages 107-108. Overnight: Dunedin.

DAY 2 - DUNEDIN - TAIERI GORGE - QUEENSTOWN

Join the historic Taieri Gorge train to Pukerangi. Continue to Queenstown by coach. Overnight: Queenstown.

The Taieri Gorge train does not operate daily in winter if the train is not going we will either change the order of the tour or if no train is possible we will use a coach instead.

Trains, Fiords & Glaciers Tr 383/TR Per Person, Twin Share

INDEPENDENT COACH TOURS

DAY 6 - GLACIERS - CHRISTCHURCH

Continue north along the rugged West Coast to Greymouth. Transfer to the famous TranzAlpine™ train for the 4 hour journey across the Southern Alps via the Otira tunnel, descending on to the Canterbury Plains before arriving early evening.

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$2,435

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Travel through the rugged Kawarau Gorge and over the Haast Pass to the West Coast before heading north through dense rainforest to the Glacier region. Overnight: Fox or Franz Josef Glacier.

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$2,459

$2,262

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Stewart Island

Christchurch Dunedin


5 DAYS ALPINE EXPLORER Just like a picture perfect postcard, take in all the sights that make the South Island so special. INCLUSIONS:

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Transport 4 nights accommodation Transfers within journey Mt Cook National Park Spectacular Milford Sound cruise including lunch Skyline Gondola - Queenstown Glacier viewing TranzAlpine Train Journey

DAY 1 - CHRISTCHURCH - MOUNT COOK QUEENSTOWN

Travel south aboard your Great Sights Coach to Mount Cook Village via Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki. Time for lunch and a scenic flight (both optional). Depart for Queenstown travelling via the Lindis Pass. Overnight: Queenstown.

5 DAYS LAKELAND TOUR Focusing on the South Island, the Lakeland tour is an in-depth look at this beautiful part of New Zealand.

DAY 3 - QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE

A day at leisure in Queenstown. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. Overnight: Queenstown.

DAY 4 - QUEENSTOWN - GLACIERS

INCLUSIONS:

Travel through the rugged Kawarau Gorge and over the Haast Pass to the West Coast before heading north through dense rainforest to the Glacier region. A late afternoon shuttle to view the Glacier is included. Overnight: Fox or Franz Josef Glacier.

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DAY 5 - GLACIERS - CHRISTCHURCH

DAY 5 - QUEENSTOWN TO CHRISTCHURCH

Today head north, with photo opportunities of Mt Cook as you travel between Twizel and Lake Tekapo then across the Canterbury Plains arriving into Christchurch early evening.

DAY 1 - CHRISTCHURCH - DUNEDIN

Continue north to Greymouth. Transfer to the famous TranzAlpine™ train for the 4 hour journey across the Southern Alps via the Otira tunnel, descending on to the Canterbury Plains before arriving in Christchurch early evening. For an extended version of this tour, refer to 7 day Glacierland tour, page 142.

Travel with InterCity Coachlines and enjoy the scenery as you travel through the Canterbury Plains to seaside Timaru and on to the very Scottish City of Dunedin, arriving approx. 2pm allowing time for a coastal wildlife tour, refer to page 107. Overnight: Dunedin.

DAY 2 - DUNEDIN - TE ANAU

This morning is free for optional tours, please refer to page 108-109 of this brochure for suggestions. Depart Dunedin, aboard your InterCity coach travelling inland to Te Anau for the first glimpse of Fiordland. Overnight: Te Anau.

DAY 2 - FULL DAY MILFORD SOUND EXCURSION

Regarded as one of the world’s most scenic journeys. Follow the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, continue through the Homer Tunnel and on to Milford Sound for a majestic cruise and buffet lunch. Overnight: Queenstown.

Alpine Explorer 383B Per Person, Twin Share

Transport 4 nights accommodation Transfers within journey Spectacular Milford Sound cruise including lunch Skyline Gondola - Queenstown

DAY 4 - AT QUEENSTOWN

A full day for you to enjoy this fabulous resort - we have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. For other options please consult pages 96-99 of this brochure. Overnight: Queenstown.

DAY 3 - TE ANAU - MILFORD SOUND QUEENSTOWN

The drive today is regarded as one of the most scenic in the world. Followed by a cruise on Milford Sound including a buffet lunch, then on to Queenstown for 2 nights. Overnight: Queenstown.

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4 DAYS GLACIER WONDER A perfect introduction to the spectacular sights and stunning landscapes of the South Island. INCLUSIONS:

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Transport 3 nights accommodation Skyline Gondola - Queenstown Glacier viewing TranzAlpine Train Journey Views of Mt Cook National Park Idyllic Lake Tekapo

DAY 1 - CHRISTCHURCH QUEENSTOWN

DAY 4 - GLACIERS - CHRISTCHURCH

Travel north along the narrow, bush clad coastal plain past Hokitika to Greymouth. Board the renowned TranzAlpine train and travel through the Otira Tunnel, over Arthur’s Pass and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch, arriving early evening.

DAY 3 - QUEENSTOWN - GLACIERS

Travel to Cromwell and on through the Southern Lakes district to the Haast Pass.Travel north through dense rainforest broken by rugged coastal vistas towards the glaciers. A shuttle will take you to view one of these massive rivers of ice. Overnight: Stay 1 night in Franz Josef or Fox Glacier township.

Depart Christchurch travelling through the Canterbury Plains and on to Lake Tekapo. Pass by spectacular scenery and continue south arriving in Queenstown in the late afternoon. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Queenstown.

Extra nights and Single Room rates on application. Shorter options and reverse direction options available. Enquire for details.

DAY 2 - AT QUEENSTOWN

Today is a free day for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. There are dozens of optional activities from thrilling jet boat rides to leisurely lake cruises, 4WD safaris and bungy jumping.

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$1,179

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$1,186

$1,369

$1,309

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7 DAYS GLACIERLAND Begin your journey traversing the island by rail and continue on to see the contrasting scenery of the East and West coasts. INCLUSIONS:

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Transport 6 nights accommodation TranzAlpine Train Journey Skyline Gondola - Queenstown Spectacular Milford Sound cruise including lunch

DAY 1 - CHRISTCHURCH - GLACIERS

Depart from Christchurch Railway station aboard the famous TranzAlpine™ Train Crossing the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps to the West Coast before transferring to your coach and heading south to glacier country for 2 nights. Overnight: Fox or Franz Josef Glacier.

6 DAYS NORTH ISLAND EXPLORER

DAY 5 - QUEENSTOWN - MILFORD SOUND - TE ANAU

Renowned as one of the world’s most scenic drives, the scenery includes beautiful Eglinton and Hollyford Valleys and the Homer Tunnel. A cruise of Milford Sound including a buffet lunch. Overnight: Te Anau

DAY 6 - TE ANAU - DUNEDIN

Leaving Fiordland, cross the Southland Plains to South Otago, then north to Dunedin, known as ‘the Edinburgh of the South’. Afternoon free for optional tours. Overnight: Dunedin.

DAY 7 - DUNEDIN - CHRISTCHURCH

Head north, following the coast through Oamaru and Timaru. Then across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch where your tour ends early evening.

DAY 3 - GLACIERS - QUEENSTOWN

DAY 3 - NAPIER - WELLINGTON

Take a wine and food tour of Hawkes Bay, famed for its Art Deco buildings and wine production. Lunch at a winery is included before you head out of the city and on to Wellington. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Wellington.

DAY 4 - AT WELLINGTON

A morning tour of the city will take in the Parliament Buildings, Old St Paul’s Cathedral, Mt Victoria and an optional ride on the cable car. This afternoon is free to enjoy our capital city.

DAY 5 - WELLINGTON TO NATIONAL PARK*

Board the Northern Explorer Train for the journey to National Park in the centre of the North Island. The afternoon is free to enjoy the scenery and activities on offer with a focus on walking and the outdoors. Overnight: National Park. *(Please note some days the train will be replaced by an express coach).

DAY 6 - NATIONAL PARK TO AUCKLAND*

You have free time this morning then continue the journey North to Auckland on the Northern Explorer train or by coach. (Please note some days the train will be replaced by an express coach). Note: Not recommended to start on a Saturday.

DAY 2 - ROTORUA - TAUPŌ - NAPIER

See roaring geysers, boiling mud pools and Māori arts and crafts. Get up close with kiwi and feed the tame trout. Visit the Agrodome to see sheep shearing and watch dogs at work. This afternoon you have free time at Lake Taupō before travelling on to Napier. Overnight: Napier.

DAY 4 - AT QUEENSTOWN

A full day for you to enjoy this fabulous resort. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. Overnight: Queenstown.

Oct 18 Mar 19

Transport 5 nights accommodation Transfers within journey Northern Explorer Train Journey* Wellington City Tour Hawkes Bay Wine Tour Māori cultural experience Boiling mud pools and geysers Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park Agrodome Sheep Show Waitomo Glowworm Caves Winery lunch

Travel south to Waitomo Caves for a boat ride under a galaxy of glowworms. Continue on to the thermal activity in Rotorua, steeped in Māori culture and history. Enjoy an evening of powerful cultural performance, storytelling and hangi feasting at Tamaki Māori Village. Overnight: Rotorua.

The Haast River guides you inland to the gates of Haast and then over the Pass to lakes Wanaka and Hawea before arriving into Queenstown for the next 2 nights.

Jul Sep 18

INCLUSIONS:

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DAY 1 - AUCKLAND - WAITOMO - ROTORUA

DAY 2 - AT FOX OR FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER

A full day for optional excursions in this beautiful region. Please consult pg 83-84 of this brochure for suggestions. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Fox or Franz Josef.

Glacierland Tr 383 Per Person, Twin Share

This tour of the north has it all; stunning scenery, glowworm caves, cultural experiences and wine tasting.

Apr Sep 18

Motel

$1,718

$1,847

$1,718

Hotel 3 Star

$2,036

$2,189

$2,036

Hotel 4 Star

$2,445

$2,629

$2,445

Greymouth

Glaciers Milford Christchurch Sound Queenstown Dunedin

Te Anau

Northern Island Explorer #969OVS Per Person, Twin Share

Jul Sep 18

Oct 18 Mar 19

Apr Sep 18

Motel

$1,897

$2,045

$1,959

Hotel 3 Star

$2,075

$2,075

$2,075

Hotel 4 Star

$2,220

$2,220

$2,220

Auckland Waitomo Caves

Rotorua

Tongariro National Park

Taupo Napier

Wellington

3 DAYS NORTHERN HIGHLIGHTS Discover the highlights and ‘must sees’ of the North Island while immersing yourself in the rich culture of New Zealand’s Māori heritage, including a traditional hangi and concert. INCLUSIONS:

• • • • • • • •

Transport 2 nights accommodation Transfers within journey Māori Hangi and Concert with Tamaki Māori Village Waitomo Glowworm Caves Te Puia Geothermal Experience Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park Agrodome Sheep Show

DAY 1 - AUCKLAND - WAITOMO - ROTORUA

Travel south through lush Waikato farmland to Waitomo Caves for a boat ride under a galaxy of glowworms. Continue east to Rotorua, steeped in Māori culture and history. Tonight enjoy an evening of ceremonial rituals, powerful cultural performance, storytelling and hangi feasting at Tamaki Māori Village. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.

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DAY 2 - AT ROTORUA

This morning see roaring geysers, boiling mud pools and Māori arts and crafts. Get up close with Kiwi and other native birdlife and feed the tame trout. Visit the Agrodome to see sheep shearing and watch dogs at work. This afternoon is free to enjoy the many activities on offer.

DAY 3 - ROTORUA - WELLINGTON

Sit back and enjoy the scenery from your Intercity coach as you drive south to Wairakei, wreathed by steam, then to Taupō. Skirt Lake Taupō and cross the volcanic landscape of the Desert Road past the majestic peaks of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu. Continue across the fertile plains of the Manawatu and along the rugged Kapiti coastline to Wellington. Arrive late afternoon. Today’s coach has limited commentary.

Auckland Waitomo Rotorua Caves Taupo

Wellington

Northern Highlights Tr 974 Per Person, Twin Share

Jul Sep 18

Oct 18 Mar 19

Apr Sep 18

Motel

$892

$959

$939

Hotel 3 Star

$920

$1,039

$969

Hotel 4 Star

$1,022

$1,155

$1,022


3 DAYS BAY OF ISLANDS LEISURELY Visit the beautiful Bay of Islands, a year-round destination and birthplace of our nation. INCLUSIONS:

• • • •

Transport 2 nights accommodation Transfers within journey Waitangi Treaty Grounds

3 DAYS WEST COASTER

DAY 2 - CAPE REINGA DAY TOUR (INCLUDED)

No visit to the Bay of Islands is complete without venturing north to Cape Reinga via Puketi Kauri forest. Marvel at the giant Kauri trees and see the mighty Tasman Sea and Pacific oceans crashing together. Send a postcard from New Zealand’s northern most Post Office before zooming along the edge of the waves on Ninety Mile Beach. Includes lunch.

DAY 3 - BAY OF ISLANDS - AUCKLAND

• Cape Reinga Day Tour including 90 Mile Beach and lunch • Hole in the Rock/Dolphin Cruise

Cruise amongst the many islands of the Bay and through the famous Hole in the Rock, dolphin watching enroute. Board your waiting coach and travel back to Auckland once more. Arrive in Auckland early evening.

DAY 1 - AUCKLAND - BAY OF ISLANDS

Departing Central Auckland, travelling north over the Harbour Bridge to the Hibiscus Coast, passing through the townships nestled amongst the beautiful bays. Then on to Whangarei before arriving in Paihia, the main town of the Bay of Islands. Includes a visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds Afternoon free for optional sightseeing, please turn to page 37-38 of this brochure for suggestions. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Paihia.

Bay of Islands Tr 909 Per Person, Twin Share

Jul Sep 18

Oct 18 Mar 19

Explore the wonderfully varied West Coast, home to some of the most accessible glaciers in the world.

DAY 3 - GLACIERS - CHRISTCHURCH

Travel north past Hokitika, to Greymouth. Board the renowned TranzAlpine train and travel through the Otira Tunnel, over Arthur’s Pass and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch, arriving early evening.

INCLUSIONS:

• • • • •

Transport 2 nights in the Glaciers Tranfers within journey TranzAlpine Train journey Glacier Valley Walk

DAY 1 - QUEENSTOWN - GLACIERS

Travel north, through dense rainforest broken by rugged coastal vistas, towards the glaciers. Overnight: Fox or Franz Josef Glacier.

DAY 2 - AT GLACIERS

This morning enjoy a relaxing Glacier Valley Walk, which will take you right up to the dramatic face of the remarkable glacier. The afternoon is at leisure.

Apr Sep 18

Motel

$724

$819

$729

Hotel 3 Star

$799

$899

$799

Hotel 4 Star

$855

$965

$855

Cape Reinga Paihia

West Coaster Tr 3173 Per Person, Twin Share

Oct 18 Mar 19

Apr Sep 18

$910

$958

$910

Hotel 3 Star

$1,102

$1,160

$995

Hotel 4 Star

$1,278

$1,465

$1,325

Motel Auckland

Jul Sep 18

Picton Glaciers Christchurch Te Anau

Queenstown Dunedin

6 DAYS FABULOUS NEW ZEALAND The perfect introduction to the stunning sights and landscapes of the North and South Islands, including limestone caves, steaming thermal springs, boiling mud, and the majestic scenery of Mt Cook and Milford Sound. INCLUSIONS:

• • • • • • • • • •

5 nights accommodation Transport Transfers within journey Rotorua/Queenstown airfare (non-direct) Waitomo Glowworm Caves Māori Hangi and Concert with Tamaki Māori Village Te Puia Geothermal Experience Rainbow Springs Wildlife Park Agrodome Sheep Show Skyline Gondola - Queenstown

• Spectacular Milford Sound cruise including lunch • Mt Cook National Park

Fabulous New Zealand Tr 902 Per Person, Twin Share

Extra nights and Single Room rates on application. Shorter options and reverse direction options available. Enquire for details.

DAY 1 - AUCKLAND - WAITOMO ROTORUA

Travel south through the lush Waikato farmland to Waitomo Glowworm Caves for an underground boat ride under a galaxy of glowworms. Continue east to the thermal activity in Rotorua, steeped in Māori culture and history. Tonight enjoy a traditional Māori Hangi (feast) and Concert. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.

DAY 2 - AT ROTORUA

This morning see roaring geyser and mud pools at Te Puia Geothermal Experience, tame trout at Rainbow Springs Wildlife Park and performing sheep and dogs at the Agrodome Sheep Show. This afternoon is free to enjoy the many activities on offer.

DAY 3 - ROTORUA - QUEENSTOWN

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Queenstown. On arrival in Queenstown the rest of the day is free to enjoy this alpine resort. Overnight: Stay 3 nights in Queenstown

Jul Sep 18

Oct 18 Mar 19

An early start around the southern shores of Lake Wakatipu to Lake Te Anau, then into Fiordland National Park. Pass through pristine beech forests and Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls while enjoying lunch aboard a Milford Sound Cruise. Return to Queenstown this evening.

DAY 5 - QUEENSTOWN

Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour.

DAY 6 - QUEENSTOWN - MT COOK – CHRISTCHURCH

Travel through the Kawarau Gorge and over the Lindis Pass to reach Mt Cook by midday. Pass Lake Tekapo, then travel north to Christchurch where your tour ends in the evening.

Apr Sep 18

Motel

$2,250

$2,545

$2,249

Hotel 3 Star

$2,315

$2,625

$2,385

Hotel 4 Star

$2,631

$2,975

$2,631

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DAY 4 - QUEENSTOWN - MILFORD SOUND - QUEENSTOWN

Auckland Waitomo Caves

Milford Sound Te Anau

Rotorua

Mt Cook Christchurch Lake Tekapo Queenstown

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9 DAYS LAND OF THE RINGS A tour appealing to those Frodo and Gandalf fans, with visits to official sites used in the filming of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. INCLUSIONS:

• Transport • 8 nights accommodation • Waitomo Glowworm Caves

DAY 3 - EDORAS

Journey to the LOTR filming locations, remote and beautiful Mt Potts high country station, home of Mt Sunday. See how this peaceful mountain was transformed into Edoras, the capital city of the Rohan people in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Champagne picnic included.

DAY 4 - CHRISTCHURCH – MOUNT COOK – QUEENSTOWN

• Explore Hobbiton and The Shire then stop for a drink at the Green Dragon Inn • Flights from Rotorua to Christchurch • Visit Edoras and other Christchurch locations • Scenic Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo • ‘Safari of the Scenes’ Queenstown location tour • “Trails of Middle Earth” Queenstown location tour • Jetboat down the River Anduin • Spectacular Milford Sound cruise including lunch

DAY 1 - AUCKLAND – HOBBITON – WAITOMO - ROTORUA

Setting off from Auckland, travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Take a guided tour of the famous Hobbiton Movie Set, located inside a picturesque 1,250 acre sheep and beef farm near Matamata. Here, the village of Hobbiton was carefully created in amazing detail as a film location for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies. During your guided tour of this amazing location you’ll see sights like Hobbit holes, the Mill and the Green Dragon Inn, and learn how farmland was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle-earth. After exploring Hobbiton, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at Hobbiton. At the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, take a 45-minute guided tour through impressive underground caverns and learn how stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone structures were formed over millions of years. Your tour includes a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto - glide silently along an underground river as you gaze at the twinkling glowworms overhead. Continue to Rotorua where you will stay this evening. Overnight: Rotorua.

Leaving Christchurch in the morning we travel through the diverse farmland to Lake Tekapo, where you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd and take in the sights of the spectacular Misty Mountains. Continue to the location of New Zealand’s tallest mountain Aoraki / Mount Cook. Travel south through the tawny tussocks of the Mackenzie Country and on to world famous Queenstown. Overnight: Stay 3 nights in Queenstown.

during the one hour jetboating experience your driver tells you about the history and geography of the area including a visit to the 3 different film locations on the River Anduin. Overnight: Te Anau.

DAY 8 - TE ANAU - MILFORD SOUND - QUEENSTOWN

Pass through pristine beech forests and the Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls aboard a scenic cruise on Milford Sound. Sit back and relax as you journey back around Lake Wakatipu to Queenstown. Overnight: Queenstown.

DAY 9 - QUEENSTOWN

Your tour concludes this morning on check-out.

DAY 5 - TRAILS OF MIDDLE EARTH

Today you embark on the “Trails of Middle Earth” full day guided Middle-earth experience visiting over 20 locations, sights and scenes. View and handle some “top secret” items from the making of the movies and hear all the gossip and stories from the set. Lunch included.

DAY 6 - SAFARI OF THE SCENES

Travel by 4WD vehicle on Nomad’s “Safari of the Scenes” tour to the Ford of Bruinen, Misty Mountains, Pillars of the Kings and Road to Mordor. The afternoon is free for you to add on a tour including Lothlorien, Isengard, Ithilien Camp and Amon Hen.

DAY 7 - QUEENSTOWN - TE ANAU

Journey to Te Anau and take a Jetboat ride up the River Anduin (Waiau River),

DAY 2 - ROTORUA - CHRISTCHURCH

Discover Rotorua on a unique 90 minute sightseeing adventure onboard a WWII amphibious vehicle able onto travel on water and then head out to the airport for your flight to the South Island. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Christchurch.

Land of the Rings Tr #973R Per Person, Twin Share

Jul Sep 18

Oct 18 Mar 19

Apr Sep 18

Motel

$3,440

$3,925

$3,439

Hotel 3 Star

$3,513

$3,819

$3,513

Hotel 4 Star

$4,130

$4,489

$4,130

Auckland Hamilton Waitomo Caves

Milford Sound

Mt Cook

Te Anau

Rotorua

Christchurch

Queenstown

2 DAYS MIDDLE EARTH ESCAPE Explore Hobbiton and the shire, immerse yourself in the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua and visit world famous limestone caves at Waitomo. INCLUSIONS:

• • • • • •

Transport 1 night in Rotorua with breakfast Picnic Lunch (Day 1) Waitomo Glowworm Caves Māori Hangi Meal and Concert Te Puia Geothermal Experience

• Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park • Agrodome Sheep Show • Hobbiton Movie Set

Auckland

Waitomo Caves

Rotorua

• Rotorua Duck Amphibious vehicle

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DAY 1 - AUCKLAND - ROTORUA

Enjoy the magical glowworms and worldfamous limestone formations of Waitomo and the rich cultural heritage and geothermal bounty of Rotorua. Today includes a delicious picnic lunch onboard the coach. Arrive into Rotorua with free time for a quick look around then board an amphibious vehicle for your journey into the lakes of Rotorua. Overnight: Rotorua.

DAY 2 - ROTORUA - HOBBITON - AUCKLAND

This morning see roaring geysers and boiling mud pools at Te Puia, watch Trout and Kiwi at Rainbow Springs and performing sheep and dogs at the Agrodome. Following the show you will transfer onto the Hobbiton Movie Set tour. Learn how this beautiful farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth. Your guide will show you Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and many other structures from the movies. You will return to Auckland early evening.

Middle Earth Escape Tr 202 Per Person, Twin Share

Jul Sep 18

Oct 18 Mar 19

Apr Sep 18

Motel

$922 $936 $993

$970 $985 $1,045

$922 $936 $993

Hotel 3 Star Hotel 4 Star


9 DAYS MAJESTIC NEW ZEALAND If time is short but you still want to experience New Zealand in all its majestic glory, then this is the tour for you. INCLUSIONS:

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Transport 8 nights accommodation Transfers within journey Waitomo Glowworm Caves Māori Hangi and Concert with Tamaki Māori Village Te Puia Geothermal Experience Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park Agrodome Sheep Show Interislander Ferry Coastal Pacific Train Journey Mt Cook National Park Spectacular Milford Sound cruise including lunch Skyline Gondola - Queenstown Franz Josef or Fox Glacier viewing TranzAlpine Train Journey

DAY 1 - AUCKLAND - WAITOMO - ROTORUA

Departing Central Auckland, travelling south via the Waikato and on to Waitomo for a tour of the Caves before arriving into Rotorua. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.

DAY 2 - ROTORUA

Morning sightseeing tour includes geysers, boiling mud pools, and Trout Springs, plus performing sheep and dog demonstrations at the Agrodome. This afternoon is free. Tonight enjoy a Māori Hangi (feast) and concert.

DAY 3 - ROTORUA - WELLINGTON

Drive south through the exotic forests to Lake Taupō and fertile Manawatu Plains before following the rocky coastline to Wellington, New Zealand’s Capital. Overnight: Wellington

8 DAYS MIDDLE EARTH DISCOVERED

DAY 4 - WELLINGTON - PICTON CHRISTCHURCH

Some free time in Wellington this morning before flying to Christchurch City. Overnight: Christchurch.

DAY 5 - CHRISTCHURCH - MOUNT COOK QUEENSTOWN

Travel south across the Canterbury Plains and over Burkes Pass to Mount Cook Village, via Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki. Time for lunch and a scenic flight (both optional). Depart for Queenstown travelling via the Lindis Pass. Overnight: Stay 3 nights in Queenstown.

DAY 6 - DAY EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND

Renowned as one of the world’s most scenic drives, the scenery includes beautiful Eglinton Valleys and the Homer Tunnel. Tour includes a cruise on Milford Sound and a buffet lunch.

DAY 7 - AT QUEENSTOWN

A full day for you to enjoy this fabulous resort – we have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour.

DAY 8 - QUEENSTOWN - GLACIERS

Travel through the rugged Kawarau Gorge and over the Haast Pass to the West Coast before heading north through dense rainforest to the Glacier region. Overnight: Fox or Franz Josef Glacier.

DAY 9 - GLACIERS - CHRISTCHURCH

Continue north to Greymouth. Transfer to the famous TranzAlpineTM train for the 4 hour journey across the Southern Alps via the Otira Tunnel, descending on to the Canterbury Plains before arriving in Christchurch early evening. Note: This tour also operates in reverse from Christchurch. Tour reference 3839B New Zealand’s Majesty.

Immerse yourself in the world of Frodo and Gandalf. Visit official sites used in the filming of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, whilst visiting some of New Zealand’s most stunning attractions including glowworm caves, active geysers, dramatic mountains and deep fiords. INCLUSIONS:

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Transport 7 nights accommodation Wellington/Queenstown Flights Transfers within journey Waitomo Glowworm Caves Māori Hangi and Concert with Tamaki Māori Village Te Puia Geothermal Reserve Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park Agrodome Sheep Show Hobbiton Tour Full Day Lord of the Rings Tour Wellington Spectacular Milford Sound cruise including lunch Safari of the Scenes Tour Queenstown Views of Mount Cook National Park

DAY 1 - AUCKLAND - WAITOMO - ROTORUA

Travel south to Waitomo Caves for a boat ride under a galaxy of glowworms. Continue on to the thermal activity in Rotorua, steeped in Māori culture and history. Enjoy an evening of powerful cultural performance, storytelling and hangi feasting at Tamaki Māori Village. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.

DAY 2 - AT ROTORUA

This morning see roaring geysers, boiling mud pools and Māori arts and crafts. Get up close with Kiwi and other native birdlife and feed the tame trout. Visit the Agrodome to see sheep shearing and watch dogs at work. This afternoon you will be taken to visit the ‘Hobbiton Movie Set’.

volcanic landscape of the Desert Road past the majestic peaks of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu. Continue across the fertile plains of the Manawatu and along the rugged Kapiti coastline to Wellington. Today’s coach has limited commentary. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Wellington.

DAY 4 - AT WELLINGTON

Enjoy a full day Lord of the Rings tour to Wellington’s film set locations including Rivendell, Minas Tirith, Helms Deep and much more. Visit the Weta Cave and find out about New Zealand’s five time Oscar winning digital production company. Lunch included.

DAY 5 - WELLINGTON - QUEENSTOWN

Be transferred to Wellington Airport for your flight to Queenstown. The rest of your day is at leisure. Overnight: Stay 3 nights in Queenstown.

DAY 6 - QUEENSTOWN - MILFORD SOUND QUEENSTOWN

An early start around the southern shores of Lake Wakatipu to Lake Te Anau, then into Fiordland National Park. Pass through the pristine beech forests and the Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls when enjoying a cruise on the Sound. Depart Milford Sound to return to Queenstown this evening.

DAY 7 - AT QUEENSTOWN

Today travel by 4WD to many sites used in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy including Ford of Bruinen, Misty Mountains and Pillars of the Kings. Your afternoon is at leisure, or at an extra cost add an afternoon tour including: Lothlorein, Isengard and Ithilien Camp.

DAY 8 - QUEENSTOWN - MT COOK CHRISTCHURCH

Travel north through country used to portray the Pelennor Fields, Misty Mountains and the foothills of the White Mountains. Lunch included. Continue north to Christchurch where your tour ends this evening.

DAY 3 - ROTORUA - WELLINGTON

Continue south to Wairakei - wreathed by steam, then to Taupō. Skirt Lake Taupō, and cross the

Majestic NZ Tr 9383B Per Person, Twin Share

Jul Sep 18

Oct 18 Mar 19

Apr Sep 18

Motel

$3,169

$3,444

$3,329

Hotel 3 Star

$3,455

$3,825

$3,559

Hotel 4 Star

$4,002

$4,350

$4,215

Extra nights and Single Room rates on application. Shorter options and reverse direction options available. Enquire for details.

Auckland Hamilton

Waitomo Caves Rotorua

Picton Glaciers Wellington Mt Cook Christchurch Milford Sound Queenstown Te Anau

Middle Earth Discovered Tr 204 Per Person, Twin Share

Jul Sep 18

Oct 18 Mar 19

Apr Sep 18

Motel

$3,219

$3,499

$3,216

Hotel 3 Star

$3,231

$3,525

$3,235

Hotel 4 Star

$3,758

$4,085

$3,758

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Milford Sound

Hamilton Rotorua Taupō

Wellington Christchurch Lake Tekapo

Te Anau Queenstown

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5 DAYS BEST OF THE NORTH Explore the best of the North Island. Cruise the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands, visit the top of the country at Cape Reinga, explore ancient limestone caves, discover a pre-European Māori village and enjoy a drink in the Green Dragon pub after your tour of Hobbiton movie set.

10 DAYS NEW ZEALAND EXPLORER

DAY 3 - PAIHIA - ROTORUA

Travel from Paihia back through Auckland and on to Rotorua. Tonight you might like to visit The Polynesian Spa or Hells Gate thermal area for a soak in a natural spring or mud pool, both are open late. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.

INCLUSIONS:

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Transport 4 nights accommodation Transfers within journey Hobbiton Movie Set Waitangi Treaty Grounds Hole in the Rock/Dolphin Cruise Cape Reinga Day Tour including 90 Mile Beach and lunch Māori Hangi and Concert -Dinner Te Puia Geothermal Experience Rainbow Springs Agrodome Sheep Show Waitomo Glowworm Caves

DAY 1 - AUCKLAND - PAIHIA

Travel north to the Bay of Islands. Arrive in Paihia and enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds where New Zealand’s founding document was signed between Māori Chiefs and the British then join a cruise out into The Bay of Islands to view Dolphins and The Hole in the Rock. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Paihia.

DAY 2 - CAPE REINGA WITH LUNCH

Travel to the Northern most point of New Zealand where the Pacific and Tasman oceans meet. Drive along 90 mile beach, try boogie boarding down the sand dunes and explore the Puketi Kauri Forest with its 1000 year old native trees.’

DAY 4 - ROTORUA - WAITOMO CAVES ROTORUA

Experience stunning scenery above and below ground on a tour to the fascinating Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Your afternoon is free to explore Rotorua before you are welcomed into an authentic Māori village, discover Māori art forms, ancient rituals and traditional song and dance, then share a 3 course meal with your Māori hosts.

DAY 5 - ROTORUA - HOBBITON - AUCKLAND

This morning see roaring geysers and boiling mud at Te Puia, Kiwi at Rainbow springs and watch sheep dogs at work. Travel on the Hobbiton movie set tour to Matamata home to the beautiful farmland which was transformed into The Shire from Middle Earth. Your guide will show you Hobbit holes, and other movie structures. Have a drink in The Green Dragon Inn before boarding your coach back to Auckland.

Journey through New Zealand’s diverse landscape, experiencing soaring geysers, golden beaches, dramatic glaciers and cultural treasures. INCLUSIONS:

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Transport 9 nights accommodation Transfers within journey Waitomo Glowworm Caves Māori Hangi and Concert with Tamaki Māori Village Te Puia Geothermal Experience Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park Agrodome Sheep Show Wellington City Tour Interislander Ferry Abel Tasman National Park Tour

DAY 1 - AUCKLAND - WAITOMO - ROTORUA

Departing Central Auckland, travelling south via the Waikato and on to Waitomo for a tour of the Caves before arriving into Rotorua. Tonight enjoy a Māori Hangi (feast) and concert. Overnight: 2 night stay in Rotorua.

DAY 4 - AT WELLINGTON

This morning take in the Parliament Buildings and ‘Beehive’, Old St Paul’s Cathedral and Mt Victoria, plus an option to ride on the cable. Overnight: Wellington.

DAY 5 - WELLINGTON – PICTON – NELSON

Catch the Interislander ferry across Cook Strait to Picton. Continue on by coach to Nelson. Overnight: 2 Night stay in Nelson.

DAY 6 - ABEL TASMAN DAY TOUR

A full day excursion to the stunning Abel Tasman National Park. Drive through rich horticultural and orchard country before boarding your launch at Kaiteriteri Beach. Choose to remain onboard your launch for the duration of the cruise, or disembark to walk part of the coastal track.

DAY 7 - NELSON – PUNAKAIKI – GLACIERS

A full days travel through the Buller Gorge to Punakaiki to view the spectacular Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. We continue on to Greymouth, before journeying down the bush clad coast to the Glaciers. Overnight: 2 night stay in Fox or Franz Josef.

DAY 8 - AT THE GLACIERS

DAY 2 - AT ROTORUA

A full day is available for optional excursions on the Glaciers.

DAY 3 - ROTORUA - WELLINGTON

Continue south into dense rainforest broken by rugged coastal vistas, passing Lakes Hawea and Wanaka before arriving in the resort town of Queenstown. Overnight: Queenstown

Morning sightseeing tour includes geysers, boiling mud pools, and Trout Springs, plus performing sheep and dog demonstrations at the Agrodome. This afternoon is free. Drive south through the exotic forests to Lake Taupō and fertile Manawatu Plains before following the rocky coastline to Wellington, New Zealand’s Capital. Overnight: Wellington

DAY 9 - GLACIERS – QUEENSTOWN

DAY 10 - QUEENSTOWN

Your tour concludes on check out from your accommodation this morning.

Cape Reinga

Best of the North Tr 208 Per Person, Twin Share

Jul Sep 18

Oct 18 Mar 19

Apr Sep 18

Motel

$1451

$1,749

$1,655

Hotel 3 Star

$1,531

$1,845

Hotel 4 Star

$1,672

$2,015

Paihia

NZ Explorer Tr 9903 Per Person, Twin Share

Jul Sep 18

Oct 18 Mar 19

Apr Sep 18

Tourist Motel

$2,399

$2,666

$2,399

$1,645

Silver Hotel

$2,834

$3,149

$2,834

$1,799

Gold Hotel

$3,171

$3,523

$3,171

Auckland

146

INDEPENDENT COACH TOURS

Waitomo Caves

Hobbiton Rotorua

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Auckland

Hamilton Waitomo Caves Rotorua

Nelson

Picton Wellington

Queenstown

Extra nights and Single Room rates on application. Shorter options and reverse direction options available. Enquire for details.


Te Puia Geothermal Valley. Photo Credit: Rotoruanz.com


BOOKING INFORMATION & CONDITIONS VALIDITY

This brochure is valid until 30 September 2019 unless otherwise stated. All information and details were correct at the time of printing (July 2018). however Australia New Zealand Central Reservations Office (ANZCRO) reserves the right to amend any details without notice. Ask your Travel Agent to confirm details at the time of booking.

DEPOSITS

$110 per person is required within 10 days of your holiday confirmation. Some tours/special accommodation have their own deposit regulations, which you will be made aware of at the time of booking.

PAYMENTS

Full payment is due 30 days prior to departure, with the exception of guided walks which require payment 60 days prior to departure. Bookings made within 30 days of intended travel are to be paid in full immediately upon confirmation.

AMENDMENTS/FEES

Prior to documents being issued the first time amendment is FREE. All additional amendments are liable to a maximum charge of $35 per amendment.

•• 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. Consumer refunds/claims, must be lodged in writing within 30 days of the client’s stay/service date.

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

SUPPLY OF PRODUCTS & SERVICES

ANZCRO acts as an agent for the suppliers of products and services listed within this brochure. We have no control over the facilities or services themselves or the manner in which they are provided by the Suppliers. We can therefore accept no liability for any loss or damage which may arise from your use or consumption of, or inability to use or consume those facilities or services. All facilities or services described by us are subject to availability from the Supplier. If, of your own choice, you decide not to use part or parts of the arranged services or facilities, you will not be entitled to a refund from us. Please note that this rule is strictly enforced in the case of unused days of motor vehicle hire. All facilities or services described by us are subject to availability from the Supplier and can change after this brochure is produced. Please check with our consultant for relevant changes when making a reservation.

(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) With the exception of (d) 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 & services listed. ANZCRO does not take responsibility for the omission or failure of individual properties, plant or services detailed in this brochure.

SUPPLIER SERVICE DISPUTES

PRICING

All prices in this brochure are expressed in New Zealand dollars, include the New Zealand Goods & Services Tax and were correct at the time of printing (July 2018). ANZCRO reserves the right to amend pricing without notice. ANZCRO also reserves the right to amend prices if contracted rates with travel industry suppliers are withdrawn or changed for any reason. Publishing errors can occur in pricing and prices will not be considered valid until invoiced by ANZCRO. All quoted prices will be guaranteed once full payment is received by ANZCRO. ANZCRO also reserves the right to amend prices and/ or product descriptions if contracted rates with travel industry suppliers are withdrawn or changed for any reason.

CANCELLATION PENALTIES Days Prior to Departure

Fee

10 days within confirmation

$110 per person plus any ground operator charges

30-15 days prior to travel

50% of the holiday cost plus any ground operator charges

14 days or less prior to travel

excluding, restricting or limiting that warranty or any other rights implied by law which may not be excluded, restricted or modified.

REFUNDS

100% of the holiday costs

Kirra Tours on pages 122 to 139 have specific cancellation penalties – please ask for these at time of booking.

FOR RESERVATIONS CALL US

0800 269 276

In the event that you have a problem whilst travelling, please take up the matter immediately with the Supplier. We would not want any unresolved problem to mar your travel experience, and this provides an opportunity to have the matter discussed, investigated and remedied on the spot. If the problem is not rectified to your satisfaction by the supplier please advise ANZCRO or your travel agent as soon as possible so we can work on a resolution on your behalf. Consumer refunds / claims must be lodged in writing within 30 days of travel.

BAGGAGE

All baggage and personal effects are, at all times, at your own risk. Any excess baggage charges are the responsibility of the passenger.

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

TRAVEL AGENTS CONTACT US:

Your Travel Agent:

ANZCRO NZ LTD P.O. Box 1073, Queenstown NZ 9348 Res: 0800 269 276 (0800 ANZCRO) Tel: (03) 441 0032 Email: anzcro@anzcro.co.nz Web: www.anzcro.co.nz

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