The New Zealand Book 2023-24(NZD) North America

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Valid until March 2024
THE BOOK 2023- 2024
CONTENTS All prices in New Zealand Dollars Cover: Funyaks, Dart River Adventures (2019) This page: Routeburn Track. Photo Credit: Maridav 4 - 5 Welcome to New Zealand 6 - 7 General Information / Transfers 8 - 9 Getting There 10 - 11 Driving Distance Map 12 - 18 Coach Travel 19 - 27 Self-drive Holidays 28 NZ Cruise Excursions 29 - 33 Rental Car 34 - 38 Motorhomes 39 Grayline 40 Cook Strait by Ferry 41 Trains 43 - 47 Accommodation Collections NEW ZEALAND BY REGION NORTH ISLAND 48 - 54 Auckland 55 Waiheke Island 56 - 59 Northland & The Bay of Islands 60 - 62 The Coromandel Peninsula 63 - 65 Waikato & Waitomo 66 - 68 Bay of Plenty & Gisborne 69 - 75 Rotorua 76 - 78 Lake Taupō 79 - 82 Ruapehu, Taranaki & Hawke's Bay 83 - 86 Wellington SOUTH ISLAND 87 - 92 Marlborough, Picton & Nelson 93 - 96 Hanmer Springs & Kaikōura 97 - 101 Christchurch & Akaroa 102 - 107 West Coast & The Glacier Region 108 - 111 Wanaka 112 - 113 Central Otago 114 - 122 Queenstown 123 - 125 Milford & Doubtful Sound Tours 126 - 128 Fiordland, Southland & Stewart Island 129 - 132 Dunedin 133 - 136 Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo & Mackenzie Region 137 - 141 Walks of New Zealand 142 - 144 Cycle Tours of New Zealand 145 - 147 Rail Journeys of New Zealand 148 Conditions

THE NEW ZEALAND HOLIDAY EXPERTS

Kia ora. Welcome to The New Zealand Book 2023 - 24

Now in its 29th year, ANZCRO’s New Zealand Book is the definitive travel guide to help plan your next holiday. In these pages we present a large selection of recommended travel product covering accommodation, transport, tours, and sightseeing activities. We are also proud to share some of our suggested itineraries and multi-day holiday packages, created by our expert team.

New Zealand is one of the world’s most incredible destinations to visit, and to help ensure you have a memorable holiday, ANZCRO work in close partnership with your local travel agent. This means the holiday you book comes with the care, support and knowledge from one of New Zealand’s most experienced travel companies.

Your travel agent has access to a complete range of travel packages and product that can be booked through ANZCRO, so if there is something you can’t find here, please enquire with your travel agent to find out more.

Have a great time on your holiday, travel safe, and thank you for choosing ANZCRO.

EXPERIENCE

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

DESTINATION EXPERTS

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

ASSISTANCE ON THE GROUND

Assistance and support through our local New Zealand office.

COMMITMENT & ATTENTION TO DETAIL

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

COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF TRAVEL PRODUCT

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

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL WHOLESALER

We are a member of the Tourism Export Council of New Zealand, Tourism Industry Aotearoa and Qualmark. We participate in Covid-Ready initiatives supporting the safe return of travel.

WELCOME TO NEW ZEALAND

NEW ZEALAND IS A HOLIDAY DESTINATION QUITE UNLIKE ANY OTHER

Here you will find a land that is breathtakingly beautiful. A magical place where the air is pure and the lakes an unearthly shade of blue. Where majestic fiords wait to be explored and towering mountains cloak wide-open spaces of untouched wilderness. A mystical place of rolling hills, boiling mud pools, ancient rainforest, myths and legends. A land ANZCRO proudly call home. As one of New Zealand's leading and most innovative travel specialists, we promise to show you the real New Zealand. With over 20 years experience and knowledge in arranging holidays for hundreds of thousands of travellers, ANZCRO’s expertise in organising meticulously planned itineraries will ensure that you end up with the holiday you want!

ANZCRO is your one stop travel shop to New Zealand... we can co-ordinate all elements of your holiday including flights, stopovers, accommodation, sightseeing and tours from start to finish. Simply ask your travel agent to contact us for a free quotation and itinerary.

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PEACE OF MIND

It is important to know that you’re booking your holiday with a financially secure and fully bonded tour operator and that your money is protected. ANZCRO is fully licensed and bonded with ABTA, ATOL and is an IATA accredited agent meaning that all flights, air holidays and land arrangements booked by us are fully protected.

GETTING TO NEW ZEALAND

Several Airlines will fly you directly from North America to Australia, with the option to stop over in New Zealand or the Pacific Islands. Airfares will vary depending on the time of year, your preferred airline and your chosen class of travel but ANZCRO will find you the best deal available that suits your travel needs… simply have your agent contact one of our travel specialists for details and prices.

ENJOY A STOPOVER ON YOUR WAY

There are several stopover options enroute from North America to New Zealand. You can choose to stop in Fiji or Hawaii on even in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne, Australia. The inter-alliance joint venture partnerships between United and Air New Zealand, and between American Airlines and Qantas, makes it easy to fly into Australia and leave from New Zealand, or vice versa. And you have several airline options to fly between Australia and New Zealand.

TAKE TO THE ROAD ON A SELF-DRIVE HOLIDAY

Driving around New Zealand is relatively easy and stress free by international standards. Highways and roads are well maintained and easy to navigate and you will thoroughly enjoy the freedom of driving on open, largely empty roads surrounded by spectacular scenery. Our pre-planned self-drive holidays feature a choice of accommodation, from self-catering motels and apartments, to bed & breakfasts, hotels, boutique stays and luxury lodges. They also include your choice of rental car, sightseeing activities, Interislander ferry, some meals and even airport transfers. Some itineraries also include scenic train journeys on the world famous TranzAlpine and Coastal Pacific. The featured holidays can be changed to fit in with your own individual travel needs or one of our specialist consultants will be more than happy to make recommendations and tailormake a self-drive holiday just for you!

GREAT HOLIDAY IDEAS

properties, chosen for their spectacular location, excellent facilities, high levels of service, superior comfort and the friendliness of the host and staff. Only a small selection of the many luxury and boutique retreats available are highlighted in the brochure and we are happy to make recommendations for your chosen destination.

FREEWHEEL IN YOUR MOTORHOME

For the ultimate freewheeling experience, take to the road in a fully equipped campervan. Climb in, unpack your bags and hit the open road. No need for a pre-planned itinerary, simply pick a road and go! Wake up to a different view each morning and enjoy the ability to be spontaneous as you get to enjoy all the comforts of home while exploring the great outdoors.

MEET NEW FRIENDS ON AN ESCORTED TOUR

An escorted coach holiday is a great way to sit back, relax and let someone else do the driving. New Zealand truly is a great touring destination and your professional, friendly Coach Captain will ensure every aspect of your tour runs smoothly while providing you with a witty, informative commentary. Share new experiences with fellow travellers from all corners of the globe and make new friends on a tour that will leave you with lifelong memories of a wonderful journey through one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS

Our passionate and highly knowledgeable reservations team are all accredited Kiwi, Aussie and South Pacific Specialists. All of our staff have travelled extensively to this part of the world, with many having either lived or visited there many times. They are only too willing to share their expertise and love of New Zealand by helping you create your perfect holiday. And with offices in Australia and New Zealand, you will never be far from an ANZCRO helping hand should you need it.

With so much great product on offer, let us take away the stress of coming up with the perfect holiday. Whether you’re a first time traveller, visiting friends and relatives or a seasoned traveller returning for the second or third time and would like to see New Zealand by car, coach, motorhome, train or ferry, our expert consultants will be only too happy to tailor-make an itinerary just for you! We offer the largest choice of accommodation, transport and sightseeing available anywhere... but should you prefer to travel as part of a group, we can book all of New Zealand’s leading escorted coach tour companies and will find you the tour, small or large, that best suits your travel plans.

TREAT YOURSELF TO SOMEWHERE SPECIAL

Are you celebrating a special occasion during your holiday? Or if you fancy spoiling yourself for a few nights, then ANZCRO can recommend and arrange for you to stay in some of New Zealand’s best boutique accommodation and luxury lodges. Relax in the stylish surroundings of these carefully selected

INDEPENDENT & TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS

ANZCRO offers the most comprehensive and largest range of New Zealand accommodation, rental cars, sightseeing and transport, with this brochure featuring only a selection of the many hotels, tours and services loaded into our booking system. You can combine the many elements of these individual components to come up with your own holiday itinerary. The tear-out map at the back of this brochure will help you in your planning.... but don’t forget our team is here to offer any advice, recommendations and suggestions.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

TIAKI PROMISE

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

MEANS TO CARE FOR PEOPLE

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

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

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

HAERE MAI KI AOTEAROA, WELCOME TO NEW ZEALAND.

TIAKINEWZEALAND.COM | #TIAKIPROMISE

TIAKI PROMISE

WHILE TRAVELLING IN NEW ZEALAND I WILL

CARE FOR LAND, SEA AND NATURE, TREADING LIGHTLY AND LEAVING NO TRACE

TRAVEL SAFELY, SHOWING CARE AND CONSIDERATION FOR ALL

RESPECT CULTURE, TRAVELLING WITH AN OPEN HEART AND MIND

HOW TO CARE FOR NEW ZEALAND

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 06 Feb 23 Waitangi Day 07 Apr 23 Good Friday 10 Apr 23 Easter Monday 25 Apr 23 Anzac Day 5 Jun 23 King's Birthday 14 Jul 23 Matariki 23 Oct 23 Labour Day 25 Dec 23 Christmas Day 26 Dec 23 Boxing Day 31 Dec 23 New Years Eve NEW ZEALAND
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Star ratings are approx. only and intended to help you gauge the level and type most suited to your needs.

Wherever possible we have used the New Zealand official Qualmark rating, which means properties have undergone a rigorous, independent assessment. As not all properties are Qualmark rated, we have tried to estimate an approx. star rating for the remainder. We stress that this is a guide only.

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

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

Guest & Hosted

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

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

Boutique/ 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:

ARE YOU PLANNING A GROUP HOLIDAY TO NEW ZEALAND?

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

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

A Milestone Birthday or Anniversary?

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

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

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

Whatever the reason, New Zealand is the perfect destination for any Group Event. Let our experts design your next itinerary, from one day, to endless days. Contact ANZCRO groups at E: groups@anzcro.com.au

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

ACCOMMODATION RATINGS Mini coach Exclusive charter incl. Meet and Greet Up to 11 people Auckland $42 $171 $177 Hamilton - - $120 Rotorua $29 $120 $120 Hastings $51 - $133 Napier $25 - $108 Wellington $30 $120 $133 Nelson - - $108 Blenheim - - $114 Christchurch $30 $120 $133 Dunedin $44 - $177 Queenstown $30 $120 $133 Valid till Sep 23

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ANZCRO GROUPS Airport to Central City v.v. One way Service Shuttle Transfer Per Person Platinum (by SuperShuttle) incl. Meet and Greet 1-2 people

GETTING THERE

AIR NEW ZEALAND

Air New Zealand offers you several ways to New Zealand from North America and ensures a uniquely Kiwi experience before you touch down. Air NZ fly to Auckland from New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu, and Vancouver. You can also choose to fly on United Airlines to Australia and fly back to North America on Air New Zealand if you are combining Australia and New Zealand for your vacation. Once onboard, sit back, relax and enjoy the unique Kiwi hospitality onboard. Experience the ergonomically designed Economy seat, stretch out on the innovative Economy Skycouch™, enjoy the luxurious leather seat in Premium Economy or unwind in their Business Premier™, home to one of the longest beds in the sky.

UNITED AIRLINES

In early-2023, United announced the largest south pacific expansion in aviation history. United now serves more destinations in Australia and New Zealand than all U.S. carriers combined. With the new San Francisco to Christchurch route, United is the only Airline with direct flights into the South Island of New Zealand. United also has flight non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Auckland. United’s partnership with Air New Zealand open up several destinations within New Zealand. If you are planning an itinerary with Australia, United gives you several direct non-stop return flight options - Brisbane to Los Angeles, Brisbane / Sydney / Melbourne direct non-stop to San Francisco.

QANTAS

From a humble, outback air mail operation to one of the world’s leading airlines, Qantas has carried a reputation for non-stop innovation, big dreams, and an adventurous spirit for over 100 years. Non-stop flights from San Francisco to Sydney have returned and Qantas have new non-stop flights from New York to Auckland, New Zealand and on to Australia from June 2023. Qantas offers non-stop services from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney; Dallas/Fort Worth to Sydney and Melbourne and Honolulu to Sydney. Plus, you can enjoy effortless travel to over 70 destinations across our network in Australia and New Zealand. When you hop on a Qantas flight to Australia or New Zealand, it will be love at first flight.

AMERICAN AIRLINES

American Airlines is one of the largest and oldest airlines in the United States. With its main hub at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, American Airlines operates a vast network of international long-haul flights to destinations across Europe, Asia, South America, and beyond. Onboard facilities typically include amenities such as lie-flat seats, personal entertainment systems, and complimentary meals and beverages.

American Airlines have direct nonstop flights from Dallas-Fort Worth to Auckland. You also have the option of flying back from several airports in Australia on American Airlines or their alliance partner Qantas.

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AIR CANADA

Canada’s largest airline and member of star alliance Air Canada has direct non-stop flights from Vancouver to Auckland. Air Canada’s 787-900 Dreamliner aircrafts with lie flat beds in Business and comfortable seats in Economy will ensure you have a relaxing experience on your flight. Enjoy free drinks, meals and on-board entertainment on your flight down under. For dual destination itineraries you have the option of flying back from Brisbane and Sydney to Vancouver on Boeing 787-900 and 777-300ER.

DELTA AIRLINES

Delta Airlines headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with a fleet of 800 aircraft, flies to 300 destinations across six continents. Delta has a rich history of innovation and has been at the forefront of many industry advancements, including the first in-flight entertainment system and the introduction of Wi-Fi onboard its planes. From 49 cities across North America you can fly Delta to Los Angeles and get on the direct non-stop service to Auckland, New Zealand. Delta also has direct non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in Australia. Delta partners with Virgin Australia to further enhance your access to airports in Australia and New Zealand.

HAWAIAN AIRLINES

Now in its 94th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawaiʻi's biggest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian offers approximately 150 daily flights within the Hawaiian Islands, and nonstop flights between Hawaiʻi and 15 U.S. gateway cities connecting well to New Zealand & Australia. The airline is committed to connecting people with aloha by offering complimentary meals for all guests on transpacific routes and the convenience of no change fees on Main Cabin and Premium Cabin seats. HawaiianMiles members also enjoy flexibility with miles that never expire. As Hawai‘i’s hometown airline, Hawaiian encourages guests to Travel Pono and experience the islands safely and respectfully.

FIJI AIRLINES

Fiji Airways operates international services from its hubs in Fiji to 13 Countries and 23 Cities including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, United States and the Oceania Region and extends its network of 108 international destinations through its codeshare partners. Fiji Airways has non-stop direct flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Fiji. And several connecting flights from Fiji to Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Fiji Airways also fly from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide in Australia to Fiji and then onwards to North America. Business Class customers can enjoy dedicated check-in, increased baggage allowance, express airport lanes and access to lounge facilities at selected airports, Enjoy a 3-course meal, with fine wines, cocktails and liqueurs. Long haul flights offer duvets & Mattress Toppers on select aircrafts. Amenity kits with deluxe Pure Fiji toiletries, eco dental kit, eye shades, and socks is part of the inflight service on all long-haul flights.

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NORTH ISLAND DRIVING DISTANCE MAP

DISCOVER THE DIVERSE ATTRACTIONS AND STUNNING LANDSCAPES OF NEW ZEALAND

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

TOP 10 NORTH ISLAND MUST SEE & DO

Cruise amongst the 144 islands of the Bay of Islands

Dive or snorkel around the highly acclaimed Poor Knight Islands

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

Experience the glowworm and limestone caves of Waitomo

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

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

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

Immerse yourself in the geothermal activity of Rotorua

Visit Napier, the Art Deco capital of the world

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

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

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

Swim with the world’s rarest dolphins at Kaikōura

Traverse the Southern Alps aboard the TranzAlpine train

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

Get up close to the constantly carving icebergs of Tasman Glacier

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

Explore the Dart River by Funyak

Walk the world- famous Milford or Routeburn Tracks

the majestic Milford Sound

Driving Distances

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

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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. Their long standing relationships with operators and our volume of travellers to New Zealand enables us to get the best deals on the must do attractions. They pass these savings onto you so you can do more and see more whilst on one of their tours.

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.

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 they 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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Platinum Collection

WHAT’S INCLUDED

» Tour Guide

» Small Group Tour - Max 24

» Luxury Coach

» 6 nights’ accommodation

» 6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner

» Lake Aniwhenua Cultural Experience

» Whirinaki Rainforest Tour

» Huka Falls

» Lunch at Church Road Winery

STARTS/FINISHES: Auckland / Wellington

DURATION: 7 Days & 6 Nights

GROUP SIZE: 24 MAX

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrival day to Auckland

Haere Mai and Welcome to Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), the largest city in New Zealand. The magic of Auckland is in its diversity from culture to the environment. There are over 44 volcanoes in the area and 2 harbours, which explains why Auckland is known locally as the ‘City of Sails’. Take the afternoon or early evening to explore after you make your way to Neusto Hotel in central Auckland.

Stay: Nesuto Hotel or similar

Day 2 - Auckland to Rotorua (B, D)

This morning we leave Auckland and head for the Rotorua region. Our first stop today is the Okere Falls. The falls lie on the Kaituna River which has cultural significance to the local iwi (tribes) in the area. Currently the River is used for tourism, specifically white water rafting and sledging. We’ll stop by the Falls and see if we can spot some brave rafters going over the falls in their raft.

Next, we’ll continue, skirting round the edge of Lake Rotorua to a lookout point where we’ll have a view of the infamous Mount Tarawera, once the home of the renowned pink and white terraces before a violent eruption destroyed them in 1886. This evening we’ll arrive in Rotorua township and check into our hotel, enjoy dinner together

Stay: Distinction Rotorua (2 nights)

Day 3 - Free Day in Rotorua (B)

Known as the North Island’s geothermal hot spot and hub for all the very best adventure activities, Rotorua is one of the best places to explore… even if your nostrils tell you otherwise! There is so much to see and experience here and you have a full free day to see as much as you like. If you want to see some geothermal activity for free, we recommend taking a walk around Kuirau Park to see boiling mud pools and steaming lakes. You can book a multitude of tours via your Tour Guide and with options such as white-water rafting, ziplining through the trees, relaxing at the Polynesian

7 DAY NORTHERN EXPLORER

Spa and taking a Gondola up to see the amazing Rotorua Skyline you truly are spoilt for choice.

Day 4 - Rotorua to Lake Aniwhenua to Taupo (B, L)

This morning we venture off the beaten track to the shores of Lake Aniwhenua in Murupara. Kohutapu Lodge is owned by a local Maori family who are passionate, not only about showcasing their Maori tribal heritage, but also about making a difference in the local area. Murupara is an impoverished community that has been transformed for the better through tourism and commercial development. Through community-driven initiatives and a clear vision to provide more opportunities for the local youth, Kohutapu Lodge has paved the way for change in the area. Begin the experience with a guided tour of the sacred Maori rock carvings before arriving at the Lodge to witness the preparation of a ground cooked hangi and tasting it for yourself! After lunch, we’ll depart for the lush, green Whirinaki rainforest for a guided tour along the Rongoa trail. Spot native endangered birds and ancient medicine plants and learn more about the history of the forest. This evening, our destination is Taupo via the spectacular Huka Falls to see more than 22,000 litres of water per second thundering into the Waikato River. This evening we’ll have a delicious 2-course group dinner at their lake-view restaurant.

Stay: Hilton Taupo

Day 5 - Taupo to Napier (B, L)

After breakfast it’s time to leave Taupo and travel along the Napier-Taupo Highway to what is widely regarded as the ‘Tuscany of the Southern Pacific’. The stunning Hawke’s Bay region boasts some of the best wineries around and a visit here would not be complete without a trip to Church Road Winery. Established in 1897, the team at Church Road were the first in New Zealand to craft an exceptional Bordeaux-style Red Wine. After a wine tasting, you’ll sit down for lunch in the magnificent Tom McDonald cellar to enjoy an afternoon of delicious food and exceptional wines. Later, it’s an easy drive into the beautiful coastal town of Napier. Known for its perfectly preserved Art Deco facades, Napier is often referred to as a 1930’s film set. You have the option to stroll along the tree-lined promenade this evening and sample some fresh seafood from one of the many restaurants.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Day 6 - Napier to Wellington (B)

Today it’s time to leave the Art Deco capital and journey down to Wellington, our sparkling capital city, where modern business style blends with a cultured, bohemian spirit. The afternoon is free, and we highly recommend a visit to the national museum Te Papa and your entrance fee is included. This evening is yours to explore Wellington.

Stay: Novotel Wellington or similar

Day 7 - Depart Wellington (B)

Enjoy a breakfast at leisure before checking out of your hotel.

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Per Person Twin Share

2022/23 GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

PRICING

SEASON TWIN SINGLE

High Season (Oct - Apr) $2,479 $3,173

If you require transfers or accommodation before your tour starts or after your tour finishes, please make a note of this when booking your tour. Extra nights and Single Room rates on application. Pre or Post Accommodation is subject to availability at the time of booking.

FINISHES 21 Oct 22 18 Nov 22 27 Jan 23 24 Feb 23 10 Mar 23 07 Apr 23 ê ê ê ê ê ê 27 Oct 22 24 Nov 22 02 Feb 23 02 Mar 23 17 Mar 23 13 Apr 23
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Platinum Collection

WHAT’S INCLUDED

» Experienced Tour Guide

» Small Group Tour - Max 24

» Luxury Coach

» 8 nights’ accommodation

» 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners

» TranzAlpine Train Experience

» Greenstone and Glass Blowing Factory visit

» Seafood Experience in Haast

» Scenic trip through the spectacular Haast Pass

» Blue Pools Walk

» Visit Arrowtown and Wanaka

» Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

» Hokonui Moonshine Museum

» Larnach Castle

» Moeraki Boulders

STARTS/FINISHES: Christchurch

DURATION: 9 Days & 8 Nights

GROUP SIZE: 24 MAX

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrival day to Christchurch (D*)

Haere Mai (Welcome) to Christchurch known as the Garden City, a city where old meets new. Spend your afternoon wandering the city streets and laneways to discover creative street art and hidden eateries. See how Christchurch earned its nickname as the Garden City by visiting the Botanic Gardens. Take a walk down Hereford St to see the ‘Cardboard’ Cathedral and the earthquake memorial of 185 White Chairs. This evening you’ll have dinner at the hotel and meet your Guide and the group you’ll be travelling with.

Day 2 - Christchurch to Dunedin (B)

After breakfast, we’ll journey south down the coast. We’ll pass through the township of Oamaru, home to some of the best-preserved heritage buildings in New Zealand before heading onto the mystical Moeraki Boulders, geological marvels that began to form about 60 million years aog. We’ll arrive in Dunedin with plenty of time to make the most of this Scottish City.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin or similar

Day 3 - Dunedin to Te Anau (B, D)

We’ll visit the iconic Larnach Castle of Dunedin this morning for a stroll through the gardens before departing for Te Anau. First, we’ll make a stop in Gore for a trip to the Illicit Past... Gore’s colourful past as a centre for illicit whisky distilling and bootlegging is brought to life at the Hokonui Moonshine Museum. You can taste Old Hokonui made from the original recipe at the end of your visit, or even take a bottle home with you. Afterwards we drive to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland, where we’ll spend the evening.

Stay: Distinction Luxmore Te Anau or similar

Day 4 - Te Anau via Doubtful Sound to Queenstown (B)

Departing from Te Anau this morning we head to Manapouri, where you’ll enjoy a leisurely cruise across the lake to West Arm. This is followed by a short coach trip on New Zealand's most expensive road, travelling over

9 DAY SOUTHERN DREAM

Wilmot Pass and pausing along the way to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening far below. At Deep Cove, board a modern catamaran and allow the majesty and vastness of the fiord to take your breath away. Enjoy the on-board commentary that provides insight into the region’s history, flora and fauna as you view spectacular towering mountains and wildlife. Later we’ll drive to Queenstown, skirting through lush farmland and around Lake Wakatipu to the alpine resort of Queenstown.

Stay: Heritage Queenstown or similar (2 nights)

Day 5 - Day at leisure in Queenstown (B)

Today is yours to experience New Zealand’s adventure capital for yourself. Queenstown boasts an incredible array of activities, and your Coach Captain can assist with booking any optional extras you’d 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 bungy jumping.

Day 6 - Queenstown to Haast (B, L)

View incredible scenery as you travel through Arrowtown, an area steeped in fascinating history relating to early settlement and the gold mining era. Next, we visit Wanaka, a popular township on the lakes edge with a spectacular mountain backdrop. Then we’ll enter Jackson Bay, a spectacular place and one not many people will be able to say they’ve done! Jackson Bay marks the farthest point of the West Coast's road network. We’ll have an amazing West Coast lunch at The Craypot - a quirky, little caravan style restaurant situated on the esplanade before heading towards Haast.

Stay: Heartland Haast or similar

Day 7 - Haast via Jackson Bay to Franz Josef (B, D)

Travel north along the coast of the Westland National Park, home of the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. This remarkable part of the country was shaped by the dynamic glaciers and boasts lush temperate rainforest growing beneath towering mountains. We’ll stop in Fox Glacier with the option to walk the gentle 2.6km track around Lake Matheson. Nestled amongst ancient forest and famous for mirror views of Aoraki/Mount Cook and Mount Tasman. This evening we’re spending the night in the Franz Josef township, and we enjoy a delicious group dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.

Stay: Scenic Franz Josef or similar Day 8 - Franz Josef to Christchurch (B)

Today you’ll travel to the vibrant, artistic town of Hokitika where we’ll visit the amazing Greenstone and Glass blowing factories and watch some talented artists at work before continuing to Greymouth, a historic town known for jade hunting, gold mining and dramatic river floods. You will make your way to the Greymouth Train Station and board the Tranzalpine train. Considered to be one of the world’s greatest train journeys, prepare to be blown away by these epic vistas of forests, plains, and mountains. Upon arrival in Christchurch, you’ll be collected by your Guide and transferred to the hotel.

Stay: Rydges Latimer or similar

Day 9 - Christchurch Departure Day (B)

Today your trip comes to an end, enjoy a hearty breakfast, and say goodbye to your group and leader.

2022/23 GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

PRICING

If you require transfers or accommodation before your tour starts or after your tour finishes, please make a note of this when booking your tour.

• Pre or Post Accommodation is subject to availability at the time of booking

The New Zealand Book 2023 - 2024 | North America | New Zealand Dollars KIRRA TOURS
Per Person Twin Share 9 days from
SEASON TWIN SINGLE
Season (Oct - Apr) $3,769
High
$4,860
DEPARTS FINISHES 29 Oct 22 26-Nov 22 4-Feb 23 4-Mar 23 18-Mar 23 15-Apr 23 ê ê ê ê ê ê 07 Nov 22 04 Dec 22 12 Feb 23 12 Mar 23 26 Mar 23 23 Apr 23
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Platinum Collection

WHAT’S INCLUDED

» Tour Guide

» Small Group Tour - Max 24

» Luxury Coach

» 15 nights’ accommodation

» 15 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners

» Lake Aniwhenua Cultural Experience

» Whirinaki Rainforest Tour

» Huka Falls

» Lunch at Church Road Winery

» Coastal Pacific Train Experience

» Tranzalpine Train Experience

» Abel Tasman National Park Vista Cruise

» Greenstone and Glass Blowing Factory visit

» Seafood Experience in Haast

» Scenic trip through the spectacular Haast Pass

» Blue Pools Walk

» Visit Arrowtown and Wanaka

» Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

» Hokonui Moonshine Museum

» Larnach Castle

» Moeraki Boulders

STARTS/FINISHES: Auckland / Christchurch

DURATION: 16 Days & 15 Nights

GROUP SIZE: 24 MAX

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrival Day to Auckland)

Haere Mai and Welcome to Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), the largest city in New Zealand. The magic of Auckland is in its diversity from culture to the environment. There are over 44 volcanoes in the area and 2 harbours, which explains why Auckland is known locally as the ‘City of Sails’. Take the afternoon or early evening to explore after you make your way to Neusto Hotel in central Auckland.

Stay: Nesuto Hotel or similar

Day 2 - Auckland to Rotorua (B, D)

This morning we leave Auckland and head for the Rotorua region. Our first stop today is the Okere Falls. The falls lie on the Kaituna River which has cultural significance to the local iwi (tribes) in the area. Currently the River is used for tourism, specifically white water rafting and sledging. We’ll stop by the Falls and see if we can spot some brave rafters going over the falls in their raft.

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Next, we’ll continue, skirting round the edge of Lake Rotorua to a lookout point where we’ll have a view of the infamous Mount Tarawera, once the home of the renowned pink and white terraces before a violent eruption destroyed them in 1886. This evening we’ll arrive in Rotorua township and check into our hotel, enjoy dinner together.

Stay: Distinction Rotorua (2 nights)

Day 3 - Free Day in Rotorua (B)

Known as the North Island’s geothermal hot spot and hub for all the very best adventure activities, Rotorua is one of the best places to explore… even if your nostrils tell you otherwise! There is so much to see and experience here and you have a full free day to see as much as you like. If you want to see some geothermal activity for free, we recommend taking a walk around Kuirau Park to see boiling mud pools and steaming lakes. You can book a multitude of tours via your Tour Guide and with options such as white-water rafting, ziplining through the trees, relaxing at the Polynesian Spa and taking a Gondola up to see the amazing Rotorua Skyline you truly are spoilt for choice.

Day 4 - Rotorua to Lake Aniwhenua to Taupo (B, L)

This morning we venture off the beaten track to the shores of Lake Aniwhenua in Murupara. Kohutapu Lodge is owned by a local Maori family who are passionate, not only about showcasing their Maori tribal heritage, but also about making a difference in the local area. Murupara is an impoverished community that has been transformed for the better through tourism and commercial development. Through community-driven initiatives and a clear vision to provide more opportunities for the local youth, Kohutapu Lodge has paved the way for change in the area. Begin the experience with a guided tour of the sacred Maori rock carvings before arriving at the Lodge to witness the preparation of a ground cooked hangi and tasting it for yourself! After lunch, we’ll depart for the lush, green Whirinaki rainforest for a guided tour along the Rongoa trail. Spot native endangered birds and ancient medicine plants and learn more about the history of the forest. This evening, our destination is Taupo via the spectacular Huka Falls to see more than 22,000 litres of water per second thundering into the Waikato River. This evening we’ll have a delicious 2-course group dinner at their lake-view restaurant.

Stay: Hilton Taupo

Day 5 - Taupo to Napier (B, L)

After breakfast it’s time to leave Taupo and travel along the Napier-Taupo Highway to what is widely regarded as the ‘Tuscany of the Southern Pacific’. The stunning Hawke’s Bay region boasts some of the best wineries around and a visit here would not be complete without a trip to Church Road Winery. Established in 1897, the team at Church Road were the first in New Zealand to craft an exceptional Bordeaux-style Red Wine. After a wine tasting, you’ll sit down for lunch in the magnificent Tom McDonald cellar to enjoy an afternoon of delicious food and exceptional wines. Later, it’s an easy drive into the

beautiful coastal town of Napier. Known for its perfectly preserved Art Deco facades, Napier is often referred to as a 1930’s film set. You have the option to stroll along the tree-lined promenade this evening and sample some fresh seafood from one of the many restaurants.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Day 6 - Napier to Wellington (B)

Today it’s time to leave the Art Deco capital and journey down to Wellington, our sparkling capital city, where modern business style blends with a cultured, bohemian spirit. The afternoon is free, and we highly recommend a visit to the national museum Te Papa and your entrance fee is included. This evening is yours to explore Wellington.

Stay: Novotel Wellington or similar

Day 7 – Wellington to Nelson (B)

After breakfast, you’ll take the Ferry to the South Island, don’t miss the spectacular views of the sunken valleys meeting the sea that form the Marlborough Sounds. We’ll then head to Nelson arriving at our destination mid-afternoon, the coach will take you on a scenic drive along the seaside. This evening there’s plenty of time to relax, explore the area and the option to taste some of Nelson’s fine local beverages. Rutherford Nelson or similar (2 nights)

Day 8 – Abel Tasman National Park (B, L)

Travel to the seaside resort town of Kaiteriteri and spend the morning cruising the stunning Abel Tasman National Park - a coastal paradise known for its golden sand beaches. See the iconic Split Apple Rock and call in to the most popular beaches along the coastline as you sail up to Totaranui and back. This afternoon we’ll take the scenic route and arrive back in Nelson mid-afternoon.

Day 9 – Nelson to Christchurch (B, D)

This morning we’ll travel back to Picton and here you’ll jump on board the Coastal Pacific train and journey down to Christchurch, soaking up the gorgeous scenery en-route, see Kaikouras rugged coastline, beautiful mountains, and rolling farmland of Canterbury before you arrive late afternoon into Christchurch. Tonight, we have a group dinner at the hotel.

Stay: Rydges Latimer or similar

Day 10 – Christchurch to Dunedin (B)

After breakfast, we’ll journey south down the coast. We’ll pass through the township of Oamaru, home to some of the best-preserved heritage buildings in New Zealand before heading onto the mystical Moeraki Boulders, geological marvels that began to form about 60 million years aog. We’ll arrive in Dunedin with plenty of time to make the most of this Scottish City.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin or similar

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Abel Tasman Cruise

Day 11 – Dunedin to Te Anau (B, D)

We’ll visit the iconic Larnach Castle of Dunedin this morning for a stroll through the gardens before departing for Te Anau. First, we’ll make a stop in Gore for a trip to the Illicit Past... Gore’s colourful past as a centre for illicit whisky distilling and bootlegging is brought to life at the Hokonui Moonshine Museum. You can taste Old Hokonui made from the original recipe at the end of your visit, or even take a bottle home with you. Afterwards we drive to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland, where we’ll spend the evening.

Stay: Distinction Luxmore Te Anau or similar

Day 12 – Te Anau via Doubtful Sound to Queenstown (B)

Departing from Te Anau this morning we head to Manapouri, where you’ll enjoy a leisurely cruise across the lake to West Arm. This is followed by a short coach trip on New Zealand's most expensive road, travelling over Wilmot Pass and pausing along the way to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening far below. At Deep Cove, board a modern catamaran and allow the majesty and vastness of the fiord to take your breath away. Enjoy the on-board commentary that provides insight into the region’s history, flora and fauna as you view spectacular towering mountains and wildlife. Later we’ll drive to Queenstown, skirting through lush farmland and around Lake Wakatipu to the alpine resort of Queenstown.

Stay: Heritage Queenstown or similar (2 nights)

Day 13 – Day at leisure in Queenstown (B)

Today is yours to experience New Zealand’s adventure capital for yourself. Queenstown boasts an incredible array of activities, and your Coach Captain can assist with booking any optional extras you’d 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 bungy jumping.

Day 14 – Queenstown to Haast (B, L)

View incredible scenery as you travel through Arrowtown, an area steeped in fascinating history relating to early settlement and the gold mining era. Next, we visit Wanaka, a popular township on the lakes edge with a spectacular mountain backdrop. Then we’ll enter Jackson Bay, a spectacular place and one not many people will be able to say they’ve done! Jackson Bay marks the farthest point of the West Coast's road network. We’ll have an amazing West Coast lunch at The Craypot - a quirky, little caravan style restaurant situated on the esplanade before heading towards Haast.

Stay: Heartland Haast or similar

Day 15 – Haast via Jackson Bay to Franz Josef (B, D)

Travel north along the coast of the Westland National Park, home of the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. This remarkable part of the country was shaped by the dynamic glaciers and boasts lush temperate rainforest growing beneath towering mountains. We’ll stop in Fox Glacier with the option to walk the gentle 2.6km track around Lake Matheson. Nestled amongst ancient forest and famous for mirror views of Aoraki/Mount Cook and Mount Tasman. This evening we’re spending the night in the Franz Josef township, and we enjoy a delicious group dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.

Stay: Scenic Franz Josef or similar

Day 16 – Franz Josef to Christchurch (B)

Today you’ll travel to the vibrant, artistic town of Hokitika where we’ll visit the amazing Greenstone and Glass blowing factories and watch some talented artists at work before continuing to Greymouth, a historic town known for jade hunting, gold mining and dramatic river floods. You will make your way to the Greymouth Train Station and board the Tranzalpine train. Considered to be one of the world’s greatest train journeys, prepare to be blown away by these epic vistas of forests, plains, and mountains. Upon arrival in Christchurch, you’ll be collected by your Guide and transferred to the hotel.

Platinum

2022/23 GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

PRICING

If you require transfers or accommodation before your tour starts or after your tour finishes, please make a note of this when booking your tour. Extra nights and Single Room rates on application. • Pre or Post Accommodation is subject to availability.

The New Zealand Book 2023 -2024 | North America | New Zealand Dollars KIRRA TOURS Per Person Twin Share 13 days from
SEASON TWIN SINGLE High Season (Oct - Apr) $6,844 $8,680
DEPARTS FINISHES 21 Oct 22 8 Dec 21 19 Jan 22 16 Feb 22 9 Mar 22 6 Apr 22 ê ê ê ê ê ê 05 Nov 22 23 Dec 22 03 Jan 22 03 Mar 22 24 Mar 22 21 Apr 22
Collection
Larnach Castle - Dunedin
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Doubtful Sound

WHAT’S INCLUDED

» Tour Guide

» Small Group Tour - Max 24

» Luxury Coach

» 9 nights’ accommodation

» 9 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners

» Lake Aniwhenua Cultural Experience

» Whirinaki Rainforest Tour

» Huka Falls

» Lunch at Church Road Winery

» Coastal Pacific Train Experience

» Abel Tasman National Park Vista Cruise

STARTS/FINISHES: Auckland / Christchurch

DURATION: 10 days & 9 nights

GROUP SIZE: 24 MAX

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrival day to Auckland

Haere Mai and Welcome to Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), the largest city in New Zealand and home to over 2 million people. The magic of Auckland is in its diversity from culture to the environment. There are over 44 volcanoes in the area and 2 harbours, which explains why Auckland is known locally as the ‘City of Sails’. Take the afternoon or early evening to explore after you make your way to Neusto Hotel in central Auckland.

Stay: Nesuto Hotel or similar

Day 2 - Auckland to Rotorua (B, D)

This morning we leave Auckland and head for the Rotorua region. Our first stop today is the Okere Falls. The falls lie on the Kaituna River which has cultural significance to the local iwi (tribes) in the area. Currently the River is used for tourism, specifically white water rafting and sledging. We’ll stop by the Falls and see if we can spot some brave rafters going over the falls in their raft.

Next, we’ll continue, skirting round the edge of Lake Rotorua to a lookout point where we’ll have a view of the infamous Mount Tarawera, once the home of the renowned pink and white terraces before a violent eruption destroyed them in 1886. This evening we’ll arrive in Rotorua township and check into our hotel, enjoy dinner together.

Stay: Distinction Rotorua (2 nights)

Day 3 - Free Day in Rotorua (B)

Known as the North Island’s geothermal hot spot and hub for all the very best adventure activities, Rotorua is one of the best places to explore… even if your nostrils tell you otherwise! There is so much to see and experience here and you have a full free day to see as much as you like. If you want to see some geothermal activity for free, we recommend taking a walk around Kuirau Park to see boiling mud pools and steaming lakes.

Day 4 - Taupo to Napier (B, L)

This morning we venture off the beaten track to the shores of Lake Aniwhenua in Murupara. Kohutapu Lodge is owned by a local Maori family who are passionate, not only about showcasing their Maori tribal heritage, but also about making a difference in the local area. Murupara is an impoverished community that has been transformed for the better through tourism and commercial development. Through community-driven initiatives and a clear vision to provide more opportunities for the local youth, Kohutapu Lodge has paved the way for change in the area. Begin the experience with a guided tour of the sacred Maori rock carvings before arriving at the Lodge to witness the preparation of a ground cooked hangi

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and tasting it for yourself! After lunch, we’ll depart for the lush, green Whirinaki rainforest for a guided tour along the Rongoa trail. Spot native endangered birds and ancient medicine plants and learn more about the history of the forest. This evening, our destination is Taupo via the spectacular Huka Falls to see more than 22,000 litres of water per second thundering into the Waikato River. This evening we’ll have a delicious 2-course group dinner at their lake-view restaurant.

Stay: Hilton Taupo

Day 5 - Taupo to Napier (B, L)

After breakfast it’s time to leave Taupo and travel along the Napier-Taupo Highway to what is widely regarded as the ‘Tuscany of the Southern Pacific’. The stunning Hawke’s Bay region boasts some of the best wineries around and a visit here would not be complete without a trip to Church Road Winery. Established in 1897, the team at Church Road were the first in New Zealand to craft an exceptional Bordeaux-style Red Wine. After a wine tasting, you’ll sit down for lunch in the magnificent Tom McDonald cellar to enjoy an afternoon of delicious food and exceptional wines.

Later, it’s an easy drive into the beautiful coastal town of Napier. Known for its perfectly preserved Art Deco facades, Napier is often referred to as a 1930’s film set. You have the option to stroll along the tree-lined promenade this evening and sample some fresh seafood from one of the many restaurants.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Te Pania or similar

Day 6 - Napier to Wellington

Today it’s time to leave the Art Deco capital and journey down to Wellington, our sparkling capital city, where modern business style blends with a cultured, bohemian spirit. The afternoon is free, and we highly recommend a visit to the national museum Te Papa and your entrance fee is included. This evening is yours to explore Wellington.

Stay: Novotel Wellington or similar

Day 7 - Wellington to Nelson (B)

After breakfast, you’ll take the ferry to the South Island, don’t miss the spectacular views of the sunken valleys meeting the sea that form the Marlborough Sounds. We’ll then head to Nelson arriving at our destination mid-afternoon, the coach will take you on a scenic drive along the seaside. This evening there’s plenty of time to relax, explore the area and the option to taste some of Nelson’s fine local beverages.

Stay: Rutherford Nelson or similar (2 nights)

Day 8 - Abel Tasman National Park (B, L)

Travel to the seaside resort town of Kaiteriteri and spend the morning cruising the stunning Abel Tasman National Park. See the iconic Split Apple Rock and call in to the most popular beaches along the coastline as you sail up to Totaranui and back. This afternoon we’ll take the scenic route and arrive back in Nelson mid-afternoon.

Day 9 - Nelson to Christchurch (B, D)

This morning we’ll travel back to Picton and you jump on board the Coastal Pacific train and journey down to Christchurch. See Kaikouras rugged coastline, beautiful mountains, and rolling farmland of Canterbury before you arrive late afternoon into Christchurch. Tonight, we have a group dinner at the hotel.

Stay: Rydges Latimer or similar

Day 10 - Depart Christchurch (B)

The final day is today, and your trip comes to an end, enjoy a hearty breakfast and say goodbye to your group and leader.

9 days from

Per Person Twin Share

2022/23 GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

PRICING

$3,967 $5,058

If you require transfers or accommodation before your tour starts or after your tour finishes, please make a note of this when booking your tour. Extra nights and Single Room rates on application. • Pre or Post Accommodation is subject to availability.

SEASON TWIN SINGLE High Season (Oct - Apr)
DEPARTS FINISHES 21 Oct 22 18 Nov 22 27 Jan 23 24 Feb 23 10 Mar 23 7 Apr 23 ê ê ê ê ê ê 30 Oct 22 27 Nov 22 05 Feb 23 05 Mar 23 19 Mar 23 16 Apr 23
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TranzAlpine Waimakariri River

SELF DRIVE HOLIDAYS

If you are looking to discover New Zealand independently, then one of our self-drive touring holidays could be just for you. Our inclusive packages include your choice of vehicle, accommodation type, meals and sightseeing. All of our itineraries have been meticulously planned to produce balanced itineraries with manageable driving times, great accommodation and touring routes chosen for their scenic beauty.

TAILOR MADE ITINERARIES

The self-drive holidays featured on the following pages can be changed to suit your own personal requirements or we can come up with a customised itinerary for you if you prefer. Simply have your travel agent contact us with your specific requirements or let us suggest an itinerary for you based on your individual travel needs and interests.

ACCOMMODATION & SIGHTSEEING

There is a wide variety of accommodation available throughout New Zealand, from self-catering motels and apartments to hotels, boutique bed and breakfasts and luxury super lodges. All itineraries shown can be priced using your preferred style of accommodation. Our self-drive holidays also include many of the ‘must do’ activities and you are welcome to either add more or substitute them for other sightseeing attractions. We do recommend pre-booking these as much as possible, especially during the busy season (Nov-Mar), to avoid the disappointment of arriving at your destination to find that some excursions have been sold out and are not available.

STRESS FREE DRIVING

Driving around New Zealand is relatively easy by international standards. And ANZCRO make it even more stress free by including that little bit extra. Unlike many other companies, we have no hidden fees. We will arrange your rental vehicle on your behalf and the cost of your hire includes unlimited kilometres, full vehicle insurance (nil excess), airport and ferry pick up fees, additional driver fees and 24 hour emergency roadside assistance. All self-drive holidays have been priced using a mid-size rental car but larger vehicles including family sedans, MPV’s and 4WD’s are available upon request.

DRIVERS LICENSES

A valid International or current National drivers license is required for all drivers and must be presented when you take delivery of your rental car. It must have been held for a minimum of 12 months and be written in English. The minimum age for drivers is 21 and an additional charge is applicable for drivers aged 21-24 years.

SOME HANDY DRIVING HINTS

Here’s a few driving hints to make your self-drive even more enjoyable. Remember that driving is always on the left hand side of the road and you must not park on the right hand side of the street facing on-coming traffic, except in a one-way street. Always keep to the legal speed limits as indicated on the road signs.

The open road speed limit is 100km/h and the maximum in urban areas is 50km/h. Speed and distances are measured in kilometres and although distances may appear short, New Zealand roads often include hilly, narrow or winding terrain that might slow down your journey. And you must always wear your seatbelt, whether you are seated in the front or rear… and using your mobile phone whilst driving is both dangerous and illegal and you will find that this is very strictly enforced by traffic officers.

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TAILOR MADE HOLIDAYS

GRAND EXPLORER

25 or 21 days Auckland to Christchurch

PRICE INCLUDES:

» 20/24 nights accommodation in the style of your choice

» 18/22 days car rental including full insurance, unlimited kms

» Entry to Matakohe Museum

» Waipoua Forest Twilight Encounter

» Cape Brett and Hole in the Rock Cruise

» Guided tour of the Hobbiton movie set

» Daytime Redwood tree walk

» Locally guided Art Deco walk

» Scenic Interislander cruise including car

» Return water taxi transfers to Marlborough Sound

» Kaikoura Whale Watch cruise

» Entry to Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve and Pools

» Monarch Wildlife cruise, Dunedin

» Milford Sound Nature Cruise, including picnic lunch

» World-heritage Westland National Park

» Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers

» Award-winning TranzAlpine train journey through the Southern Alps

» Airport transfer on departure

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrive Auckland

Welcome to Auckland. Having completed arrival formalities take delivery of your rental car and make your way to your chosen accommodation. The rest of today is free to explore “City of Sails”.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City

Apartment: Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland

Day 2 – Matakohe, Hokianga Harbour

Head North out of Auckland today for about an hour and a half before turning west and taking a step back in time. A stop at the Matakohe Kauri Museum gives you some great insight to the area you are traveling through. Continue in to Paihia, a popular seaside resort nestled on the shores of this National Maritime Park.

All categories: The Heads Hokianga

Day 3 – Kerikeri, Paihia

After a leisurely start to the day, travel east to the Bay of Islands. Take some time to visit KeriKeri on the way for arts, crafts, antiques and see one of the oldest buildings in the country, the Stone Store. Continue on to Paihia, a popular seaside resort nestled on the shores of this National Maritime Park.

Hotel: Paihia Resort Hotel (2 nights)

Apartment: Sea Spray Suites (2 nights)

Day 4 – Cape Brett Cruise, at leisure

This morning you will head out on a comfortable journey through game fishing waters to the Cape Brett Lighthouse. Next is Motukokako Island and the famous “Hole in the Rock” where we make a passage through the Hole and on to the Grand Cathedral Cave. On the return journey the cruise takes it time and meanders through the inner islands. View sandy beaches, beautiful bays and marine wildlife. Included is an island stopover on a beautiful Urupukapuka Island.

Day 5 – Matakana, Takapuna

Matakana’s beautiful beaches, boutique vineyards and local arts scene make this area a great place to visit. Nearby Warkworth is a captivating historic village in a picturesque spot on the banks of the Mahurangi River. From here a short drive brings you to Takapuna, a vibrant seaside suburb home to stylish shops, swanky cafes and a bustling Sunday market.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor (21 Day)

Apartment: Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland

(This is start of Day 1 for the 21 day itinerary)

Day 6 – Hobbiton, Rotorua

An easy drive south of Auckland will take you to the Waikato town of Matamata, home to Hobbiton. The region has attracted Lord of the Rings enthusiasts from all over the world since a local farm became the setting for “The Shire” in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbiton. Here you will enjoy a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, including the hobbit holes, and discover middle-earth movie magic. Continue on to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua.

All categories: Sudima Lake Rotorua

Day 7 – Discover Rotorua (D)

Discover the delights of Rotorua. There are many activities available including visits to thermal reserves, rafting, kayaking, cruising, spa treatments, adventure and general sightseeing activities.

Day 8 – Wai-O-Tapu, Lake Taupo, Napier

Breathtaking, immersive and extraordinary the Redwood Treewalk offers an eco tourism experience that spans across 28 suspension bridges and 27 platforms in the beautiful Redwood Forest. A short drive out of town this evergreen forest invites you to visit with a unique birds’ eye perspective. Stop at the mighty Huka Falls, then wander around the popular lakeside resort of Taupo. Continue to Napier, one of the world’s finest Art Deco cities.

All categories: Quest Napier (2 nights)

Day 9 – Explore Hawke’s Bay Wine Country

This morning, enjoy a short, locally guided walk that will bring this fascinating architecture alive. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover the Hawke’s Bay, often referred to as the “Tuscany of the South Pacific”. You can explore the countryside and city pathways on your late model, mountain bike enjoy a game of golf, visit the gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers, tour local wineries, ride a hot air balloon or simply take in the local city sights.

Day 10 – Martinborough, Wellington

Drive south today into the Wairarapa, a rural retreat in the very heart of New Zealand. We suggest stopping at Martinborough, a boutique wine village, before continuing onto Wellington, the nation’s capital. A visit to Te Papa, the national museum, is highly recommended.

Hotel: Atura Wellington by Rydges

Apartment: Citylife Wellington

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Day 11 – Interislander ferry, Marlborough Sounds

This morning, enjoy a scenic cruise across Cook Strait by the Interislander to the picturesque fishing village of Picton. Transfer by water taxi to your remote resort located in the stunning Marlborough Sounds.

All categories: Punga Cove Resort – Summer (2 nights)

Day 12 – Enjoy Kenepuru Sound

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

Complimentary fishing tackle, kayaks and mountain bikes are provided at the lodge and there are a number of bush walks to enjoy.

Day 13 – Picton Kaikoura

After a leisurely start, return to Piton and pick up your rental car and join the Coastal Pacific highway for the drive to Kaikoura, a coastal town located on a thin strip of coastal land between the Kaikoura mountain range and the Pacific Ocean.

Hotel: White Morph Motor Inn

Apartment: Kaikoura Gateway

Day 14 – Whale Watching, Hanmer Springs

Enjoy a morning Whale Watch adventure. Every trip is a unique experience and sightings may vary from day to day. Giant sperm whales are the star of the show and are year-round residents. A typical Whale Watch tour may encounter fur seals, pods of Dusky dolphins and the endangered Wandering Albatross. Depending on the season, you may also see migration Hump Back whales, Pilot whale, Blue whales and Southern Right whales. Later, head inland to the alpine village of Hanmer Springs, nestled amongst the foothills of the Southern Alps. End your day with a relaxing soak in the thermal mineral pools.

Hotel: Hanmer Springs Hotel

Apartment: Clear Ridge Hanmer Springs

Day 15 – Banks Peninsular, Akaroa

Continue your drive south towards Christchurch before turning east and travelling over the Banks Peninsular to the quaint and historic seaside village of Akaroa. Settled in the early 1860’s, it has retained its French flavour through its street names and architecture.

Hotel: Akaroa Criterion

Apartment: Akaroa Village Inn

Day 16 – Moeraki Boulders, Dunedin

Follow the coastal route to Oamaru, widely regarded as housing some of the nation’s finest architecture. The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony is New Zealand’s largest. Stop to view the mystical and fascinating Moeraki Boulders as you continue your drive into Dunedin, the Edinburgh if the South. It is a city of rare charm set amidst a magical landscape edged by the sea and boasts many activities for lovers of nature and wildlife.

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Dunedin (2 nights) Apartment: Distinction Dunedin (2 nights)

Day 17 – Portobello Peninsular, Dunedin at leisure

This morning cruise the length of the beautiful Otago Harbour with Monarch Cruises and enjoy unrivalled viewing of the exiting diversity of wildlife which abounds on spectacular Taiaroa Head – the only mainland nesting place for Northern Royal Albatross in the world, home to NZ fur seals and eight other nesting bird species. You may also see dolphins, sea lions and a fascinating array of rarely seen ocean birds. This afternoon explore the city and surrounds of Dunedin. Highlights include the Dunedin Railway Station, Chinese Gardens, Otago Museum, the Octagon and Olveston House.

Day 18 – Central Otago, Te

Anau

Travel through the Central Otago townships of Balclutha, Gore and Lumsden as you make your way to Te Anau, located on the shores of the largest of the southern glacial lakes and gateway to the spectacular Fiordland National Park, home to the spectacular fiord of Milford and Doubtful Sounds.

All categories: Distinction Luxmore Hotel

Day 19 – Milford Sound Nature Cruise, Queenstown (L)

Travel by coach along the spectacular Milford Road and through the hand-strewn Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound where you board your vessel for a relaxing nature cruise along the entire length of the Sound to the Tasman Sea. You will view the awe-inspiring Mitre Peak, spectacular waterfalls, rainforests, mountains and wildlife. Collect your vehicle on return to Te Anau and drive on to Queenstown.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites (3 nights)

Apartment: Garden Court suites & Apartments (3 nights)

Day 20 and 21 – Explore Queenstown and surrounds

Enjoy two free days to experience this magnificent alpine resort regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination. Surrounded by majestic mountains, Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities in all forms, from extreme to relaxed exploration.

Day 22 – Arrowtown, Wanaka

Set beneath the rugged Crown Range is Arrowtown, a fascinating collection of mining cottages with an atmosphere straight out of the nineteenth century. Enjoy some time to stroll through this historic village, once a haven for the gold prospectors of the 1860’s. The shortest route to Wanaka is over the Crown Range Road. It’s a challenging drive, but the views are simply stunning. Wander around this popular lakeside resort and enjoy the relaxed vibe of this peaceful and picturesque location.

All categories: Edgewater Wanaka

Day 23 – Haast Pass, Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers

View the incredible scenery as you drive past the untouched native forests and pristine lakes of the Westland National Park and Haast Pass. On to the twin West Coast glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef. There is an opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region this afternoon, weather permitting.

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Apartment: Glenfern Villas

Day 24 - TranzApline Train, Christchurch

Drive along the rugged West Coast highway to Greymouth. Check in for your TranzAlpine train journey to Christchurch, rated as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. It crosses over the spectacular Southern Alps before winding its way over massive viaducts, through scenic river gorges and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch.

All categories: Ramada Christchurch

Day 25 – Depart Christchurch

Sadly, your holiday is at an end, and you will be transferred to Christchurch airport today to connect with your onward flight.

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18 days Auckland to Christchurch

PRICE INCLUDES:

» 17 nights accommodation in the style of your choice

» Breakfasts daily, 1 lunch and 3 dinners

» 15 days car rental including full insurance and unlimited kms

» Domestic flight Rotorua to Christchurch

» Private airport transfers on arrival and departure

» Cape Brett and Hole in the Rock cruise

» Te Puia Thermal Reserve

» Akaroa Wildlife cruise

» Lake Taupo and Church of the Good Shepherd

» Aoraki, Mt Cook National Park

» Tasman Glacier Explorer boat excursion

» Shotover Jet Boat ride

» Doubtful Sound Wilderness excursion

» World Heritage Westland National Park

» Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers

» Punakaiki Rocks and Blowhole

» Award-winning TranzAlpine train journey through the Southern Alps

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrive Auckland

Welcome to Auckland, the City of Sails. On completion of arrival formalities, you will be transferred to your chosen accommodation. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore what the city has to offer.

Hotel: The Great Ponsonby Art Hotel Apartment: The Heritage Auckland

Day 2 – Hibiscus Coast, Paihia (B)

Collect your rental car this morning and travel north over the harbour bridge and through the northern suburbs of Auckland; the beachside homes of the Hibiscus Coast to the east and the bushclad Waitakere Ranges to the west. Enjoy spectacular scenery of native forests and sub-tropical bush as you make your way to Paihia in the Bay of Islands, a seaside town nestled on the foreshore of the national maritime park. This afternoon, enjoy a cruise to Cape Brett and the famous ‘Hole-in-the-Rock’.

B&B: Allegra House (2 nights) Hotel: Scenic Hotel (2 nights)

Day 3 – At leisure in the Bay of Islands

A free day to enjoy all that this natural playground has to offer. Swim with dolphins, see whales up close, enjoy a day’s big game fishing, play a round of golf or take a trip to Cape Reinga, the northernmost point in New Zealand.

Day 4 – Matakana, Coromandel Peninsula (B)

Head south today and stop at the Matakana wine village with its

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markets and boutique shops. Join the Pacific Coast Highway that links Auckland with the Coromandel Peninsula, a beautiful, rugged area fringed with dozens of excellent beaches and a place where many local kiwis go to escape the hustle and hype of city life. It is also home to many arts and crafts people who seek an alternative lifestyle.

All Categories: Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge

Day 5 – At leisure to explore Coromandel beaches (B)

There are many beautiful places in the world and the Coromandel Peninsulas an unspoilt heaven. Today you may choose to visit and enjoy the stunning beaches of Cathedral Cove and Hahei or dig your own spa pool using the thermal waters in the sand at Hot Water Beach.

Day 6 – Bay of Plenty, Rotorua (B)

Travel along the Bay of Plenty coastline to the popular beachside towns of Tauranga and Mt Maunganui. From here, travel inland across the volcanic plateau to the geothermal city of Rotorua, an area that has enchanted visitors from around the world for more than 160 years.

B&B: Springs Luxury B&B (2 nights)

Hotel: Distinction Rotorua (2 nights)

Day 7 – Discover Rotorua (B, D)

Free time to explore Rotorua today. You may like to visit the Agrodome or take a gondola ride to the top of Mt Ngongotaha for spectacular views of Rotorua. Later this afternoon visit Te Puia geothermal area to view the boiling mud pools and cascading Pohutu geyser. Some of the night time activities to enjoy are a soak in the lakeside geothermal pools at the Polynesian Spa or experiencing the nightlights at the Redwoods Treewalk.

Day 8 – Fly Rotorua to Christchurch, Akaroa (B)

This morning, board your flight to Christchurch. On arrival, collect your rental car and drive to Akaroa, a quaint seaside village on Banks Peninsula, famous for its French heritage. Settled in the early 1860’s, it has retained its French flavour through its street names and architecture.

B&B: Beaufort House (2 nights)

Hotel: Akaroa Criterion (2 nights)

Day 9 – Wildlife Harbour Cruise (B)

Your harbour cruise today will be fully narrated by your skipper who has extensive knowledge of the nature, wildlife, and history of the harbour. The highlight of this trip is undoubtedly the sighting of one of the world’s smallest and rarest dolphins, the Hector’s, or New Zealand Dolphin. These friendly and inquisitive mammals meet the boat most days throughout the year and their calves can be seen between October and March. Also on the trip you many catch glimpses of the White Flippered Blue Penguin, the smallest penguin in the world. There are many different bird species in the Harbour, including five different cormorant species and there is the chance of sighting the endangered yellow-eyed penguin.

Day 10 – Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook National Park (B)

Travel through the MacKenzie Country to Lake Tekapo where you stop to view the tiny Church of the Good Shephard, built of local strong and oak in 1935. Then it’s on to the Mt Cook National Park, a World Heritage listed site. The park covers over 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery and is also home to the Tasman Glacier; the longest in the Southern hemisphere. Optional ski-plane and helicopter flights are available here subject to weather conditions.

All categories: The Hermitage Mt Cook

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Day 11 – Tasman Glacier, Queenstown* (B)

This morning, you get to 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 where you will also get to touch and taste 400-year-old icebergs that have been carved into the murky waters of the lake. This afternoon, travel on to Queenstown, a spectacular alpine resort regarded as New Zealand’s premier destination.

B&B: Browns Boutique Hotel (3 nights)

Hotel: Heritage Queenstown (3 nights)

Day 12 – Explore Queenstown at leisure (B)

Nothing you will have experienced will have prepared you for the excitement of a Shotover Jet ride as you speed through the

towering, rocky canyons of the South Island’s river of gold. The major highlight is the famous Shotover Turn where your boat spins through a full 360 degrees in its own length. The remainder of today is at leisure to relax or explore Queenstown. Optional activities available include bungy jumping, white water rafting, four-wheel driving, cruising on Lake Wakatipu, riding a gondola to the summit of Bob’s Peak for panoramic views or simply enjoying the excellent shopping and dining available.

Day 13 – Doubtful Sound Wilderness Excursion (B, L)

You will be collected from your hotel this morning and travel by coach to Manapouri. Cruise the crystal-clear waters of this stunning lake, renowned for its numerous islands and deserted beaches. Then it’s over Wilmot Pass on one of New Zealand’s remotest and prettiest sub-alpine roads, stopping along the way to experience some of Fiordland’s densest rainforest and to view Doubtful Sound glistening far below. On reaching Deep Cove, you will

board your vessel for a cruise that takes in the most dramatic scenery of Doubtful Sound. Nature guides provide an engaging commentary and frequently swim alongside the vessel, fur seals bask on the rocks around the fiord and rare penguins can at times be observed. After your cruise reboard your coach and travel back to Queenstown.

Day 14 – Lake Wanaka, Lake Moeraki ^ (B, D)

Leave Queenstown this morning and stop at the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, a fascinating collection of mining cottages with an atmosphere straight out of last century. Wander around the beautiful town of Lake Wanaka before enjoying incredible scenery as you drive past the untouched native forests and pristine lakes of the Westland National Park and Haast Pass. Few places can match the unique natural setting of your accommodation for the next two nights, the Lake Moeraki Wilderness Lodge.

All categories: Wilderness Lodge, Lake Moeraki (2 nights)

Day 15 – A Day at leisure (B, D)

With pristine lakes and untouched ancient rainforest, spectacular beaches that are home to fur seals and crested penguins, Moeraki is a paradise for nature lovers. Radiating from the lodge is a network of guided and self-guided rainforest and Tasman seacoast walks. There is also a fleet of canoes for you to explore the Moeraki River and you can paddle the short distance up the river to the lake.

Day 16 – West Coast Glaciers, Punakaiki Rocks (B)

This morning, journey up the coast to Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Optional helicopter flightseeing or heli-hikes can be booked and are highly recommended (subject to weather conditions). Travel north along the dramatic West Coast, steeped in history dating back to the gold rush eta of the 1800’s, to the famous blowholes and limestone formations at Punakaiki Rocks.

All categories: Ocean View Retreat

Day 17 – TranzAlpine Train, Christchurch (B)

Return your rental car at Greymouth before checking in for your train journey to Christchurch. The TranzAlpine is described as “The Great New Zealand Rail Adventure” and is rated as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. Ascend through lush beech forests past the beautiful Lake Brunner via the alpine village of Arthurs Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. The TranzAlpine then winds its way over massive viaducts, through spectacular river gorges and the stunning Waimakariri River valley and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch.

B&B: The Classic Villa

Hotel: Sudima Christchurch City

Day 18 – Depart Christchurch (B)

Sadly, your holiday is at an end, and you will be transferred to Christchurch airport to connect with your onward flight.

*Glacier Explorer Boat trip does not operate during the winter months (late May – early Sep)

^ Please note Wilderness Lodge is closed over the winter months, please discuss alternatives with your ANZCRO Consultant.

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*Glacier Explorers Boat trip does not operate during the winter months (late May – early Sep)

^Please note Wilderness Lodge is closed over the winter months, please discuss alternatives with your ANZCRO consultant’

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PRICE INCLUDES:

» 13 nights’ accommodation in the style of your choice

» Breakfasts daily, 2 lunches and 1 dinner

» Overnight Milford Sound Cruise

» 14 days car rental including full insurance and unlimited kms

» Private airport transfers on arrival

» Spectacular TranzAlpine train journey

» Entry to Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools

» Whale watching cruise, Kaikoura

» Cruise and walk Abel Tasman National Park

» Punakaiki Rocks and Blowhole

» Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers

» Historic Arrowtown

» Stunning Milford Sound

» Dark River Jet Boat Safari

» Stately Olveston House, Dunedin

» World Heritage Mt Cook National Park

» Southern Skies stargazing experience

» Tasman Glacier Explorer boat expedition

Day 1 – Arrive Christchurch

Welcome to Christchurch. Having cleared customs and immigration formalities, you collect your car rental and make your way to you chosen accommodation.

Hotel: Rydges Latimer Christchurch (2 nights)

Luxury: The George Hotel (2 nights)

Day 2 – Christchurch at leisure (B)

Today is yours to explore this garden city. The regeneration of Christchurch has opened up different pockets to discover. Take in the new Riverside Farmers markets or venture out to the Port Hills, Sunmer and Lyttleton. A punting ride on the Avon River or stroll through the botanic gardens are a lovely way to spend the afternoon.

Day 3 – Christchurch, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura (B)

This morning drive inland to the naturally picturesque and tranquil alpine village of Hanmer Springs, nestled in a valet at the foothills of the Southern Alps. Relax in the hot thermal pools of the Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve before continuing to Kaikoura, location in a narrow strip of stunning coastline that lies between mountain peaks and the Pacific Ocean.

Hotel: The White Morph Motor Inn

Luxury: Hapuku Lodge

Day 4 – Whale Watch Cruise, Nelson (B)

Every Whale Watch tour is a unique experience and sightings may vary from day to day. Giant sperm whales are the star of the show and are year-round residents. A typical Whale Watch tour may encounter fur seals, pods of Dusky dolphins and the endangered

Wandering Albatross. Depending on the season, you may also see migrating Humpback whales, Pilot whales, Blue whales and Southern Right whales. Later today, continue north to Blenheim, gateway to the well-known Marlborough Sounds region before arriving at Nelson.

Hotel: Rutherford Hotel (2 nights)

Luxury: Te Koi - The Lodge at Bronte (2 nights)

Day 5 – Abel Tasman National Park walk (B, L)

Experience for yourself the legendary Abel Tasman Maritime Park. Cruise into protected bays and view the fur seal colony on Tonga Island. The Launch hugs the shore, travelling in close to idyllic beaches fringed by native forest. The Abel Tasman Coastal track is well formed and shaded and comes out onto protected beaches which are excellent for swimming at. Enjoy a great day on the water combining cruising, sightseeing bush walks and beautiful beaches.

Day 6 – Nelson Lakes, Punakaiki Rocks (B)

Travel south through the Nelson Lakes region before arriving on the West Coast. Marvel at the bizarre limestone landscapes that is the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowhole.

All categories: Ocean View Retreat

Day 7 – Greymouth, Fox, and Franz Josef Glaciers (B)

The West Coast is home to towering rainforests, mountains and glaciers, tranquil lakes and rushing rivers. It is steeped in history dating back to the gold rush era of the 1860’s. There is the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region this afternoon, weather permitting. Your overnight stay tonight is in the glacier village of Franz Josef.

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Luxury: Te Waonui Forest Retreat

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Day 8 – Haast, Wanaka, Queenstown (B)

View incredible scenery as you travel past the untouched native forests and pristine lakes of the World Heritage Westland National Park and Haast Pass. There is time to wander around the popular lakeside townships of Hawea and Wanaka before travelling over the spectacular Crown Range to the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown. On to Queenstown, a beautiful alpine report regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination.

Hotel: Heritage Queenstown (2 nights)

Luxury: The Dairy Private Luxury Hotel (2 nights)

Day 9 – Free day to explore Queenstown and surrounds (B)

Surrounded by majestic mountains, Queenstown boasts adventure and leisure activities in all forms, from extreme to relaxed exploration. Jet boating, river rafting, wine tours, lake cruises, 4WD Lord of the Rings tours and bush walks are just some of the numerous activities available.

Day 10 – Milford Sound Overnight Cruise (B, D)

Travel by coach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through the rolling countryside to Te Anau. Continue along the spectacular Milford Road and through the hand-strewn Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound where you board the Milford Mariner for a relaxing cruise along the

entire length of the Sound to the Tasman Sea where you will view spectacular waterfalls, rainforests, mountains, and wildlife. The Milford Mariner is designed along the lines of a traditional New Zealand trading scow to reflect Fordland’s heritage and you will be accommodated in private cabins with ensuite bathrooms in this purpose-built vessel. It boasts spacious deck areas for viewing the wilderness, scenery and wildlife of Milford and activities include kayaking and excursions in the tender vessels (stabi craft) to explore the coastline.

Overnight in sheltered Harrison Cove

Day 11 – Return to Queenstown, day at leisure (B)

An optional scenic flight back to Queenstown this morning is available subject to weather conditions (own expense). Upon your return to Queenstown, the rest of the day is free to relax and enjoy all that this spectacular resort has to offer.

Hotel: Heritage Hotel (2 nights)

Luxury: The Dairy Private Luxury Hotel (2 nights)

Day 12 – Mighty Dart River Safari (B)

This morning, you will be collected from your hotel and taken to Glenorchy to join your Dart River Jetboat Safari. Here you jet boat on crystal clear waters in a wild and scenic landscape amidst towering peaks, glaciers, and the ancient rainforests of the Mt. Aspiring National

Park. This is far more than a jet boat ride, it’s a rare journey into the enchanted wilderness of a World Heritage area. This afternoon is free for further sightseeing.

Day 13 – Central Otago, Dunedin (B)

Today you will journey through the historic gold rush routes of Central Otago, passing through the townships of Cromwell, Clyde, and Alexandra enroute to Dunedin, the ‘Edinburgh of the South’. It is a city of rare charm set amidst a magical landscape edged by the sea and boasts many activities for lovers of nature and wildlife.

Hotel: Distinction Dunedin Hotel

Luxury: Camp Estate Boutique Lodge

Day 14 – Oamaru, Mt Cook National Park (B)

Begin your day with a visit to Olveston House, Dunedin’s splendid historic home where you will get a glimpse into the lifestyle of a privileged New Zealand family in the early 1900’s. Travel north, stopping to view the unusual spherical Moeraki Boulders, before driving into Mt Cook National Park, a world heritage listed site that covers over 70,000 hectares of stunning alpine scenery. Optional flightseeing excursions by ski-plane and helicopter are available subject to weather conditions. All categories: Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook

Day 15 – Tasman Glacier Explorer, Christchurch (B)

This morning you get to experience the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake and icebergs up close on the only tour of its kind in New Zealand. Experienced local guides whisk you away in a stable MAC boat to explore the melting ice face of the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand’s largest, and you’ll be able to touch and taste 400-year-old ice. At Lake Tekapo, stop to view the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd before crossing the vast Canterbury Plains to the ‘Garden City’ of Christchurch.

Hotel: Rydges Latimer Christchurch

Luxury: The George Hotel

Day 16 – Depart Christchurch

Free time this morning for some last-minute sightseeing, shopping or relaxing before returning your vehicle at Christchurch airport for your onward flight.

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Luxury - UKNZ2215DCCSAL $9,271

*Glacier Explorers Boat trip does not operate during the winter months (late May – early Sep)

^Overnight cruises do not operate in winter so your stay will be 5 nights in Queenstown with a day trip to Milford Sound instead.

#High Country Experience does not operate in winter.

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PRICE INCLUDES:

» 12 nights’ accommodation in the style of your choice

» 10 Breakfasts and 1 lunch

» 11 days car rental including full insurance and unlimited kms

» Scenic Interislander ferry cruise to the South Island

» Water taxi transfers to Queen Charlotte Sound

» Lake Tekapo and Church of the Good Shephard

» World-Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park

» Tasman Glacier Explorer boat expedition (summer only)

» Milford Sound Nature Cruise with scenic flight back to Queenstown

» Historic Arrowtown

» Twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef

» World famous TranzAlpine journey through the Southern Alps

» Private transfers as stated

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrive Wellington

On arrival at Wellington, collect your car hire and make your way to your chosen accommodation. The rest of today is at leisure to explore the nation’s capital. A visit to Te Papa National Museum is highly recommended.

Hotel: Rydges Hotel

Luxury: QT Wellington

Day 2 – Picton and the Marlborough Sounds (B)

This morning, head to the ferry terminal and enjoy a scenic cruise across Cook Strait by the Interislander to the picturesque fishing village of Picton. Transfer by water taxi to your remote resort located in the stunning Marlborough Sounds.

All categories: Punga Cove Resort

Day 3 – Enjoy Queen Charlotte Sounds (B)

A free day to relax and marvel at the magic that is the Marlborough Sounds. Lodge staff will share their love of the area with you through the wide range of water and nature-based experiences they put at your fingertips. Complimentary fishing tackle, kayaks and mountain bikes are provided at the lodge and there are a number of bush walks to enjoy.

Day 4 –To Kaikoura (B)

After a leisurely breakfast, return to Picton and pick up your car for your journey south to Kaikoura, a coastal town nestled between the Kaikoura mountain range and the Pacific Ocean.

Hotel: White Morph

Luxury: Hapuku Lodge

Day 5 – Continue on to Christchurch (B)

This morning, there is time to enjoy an whale-watching cruise. This icon location is home to many marine species including Sperm and Humpback Whales, Bottle Nosed Dolphins, Royal Albatross and NZ Fur Seals . This afternoon continue south to Christchurch. The gateway to your South Island Adventure

Hotel: Rydges Latimer Christchurch

Boutique: The George Hotel

Day 6 – Lake Tekapo, Aoraki Mt Cook (B)

This morning travel south, stopping at beautiful Lake Tekapo to view the tiny Church of the Good Shephard. On to the Mt Cook National

ISLAND OF DELIGHT

13 days Wellington to Christchurch

Park, a World Heritage listed site that covers over 70,0000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery. Optional ski-place and helicopter flights are available subject to weather conditions.

All categories: The Hermitage Mt Cook

Day 7 – Tasman Glacier, Queenstown* (B)

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-fac of the Tasman Glacier. This afternoon, drive through the MacKenzie Country before beginning the assent over the Lindis Pass and emerging into the lush green farmland that surrounds the spectacular alpine village of Queenstown

Hotel: Heritage Hotel (4 nights)

Boutique: QT Queenstown (4 nights)

Day 8 and 9 – Explore Queenstown and surrounds (B)

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

Day 10 – Milford Sounds Cruise, Coash & Fly (B, L)

Travel by coach to spectacular Milford Sounds where you will enjoy a leisurely nature cruise of this breathtaking fiord, cruising its full length 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. Return to Queenstown by spectacular scenic flight.

Day 11 - Arrowtown, Wanaka, Twin Glaciers (B)

Take time to stroll through the historic village of Arrowtown on you drive to the spectacular lakeside resort of Wanaka. Then enjoy incredible scenery as you drive past the untouched native forests and pristine lakes of the World Heritage Westland National Park and Haast Pass. 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).

Hotel: Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel

Boutique: Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef

Day 12 - Spectacular TranzAlpine Train, Christchurch (B)

Head north along the dramatic West Coast, steeped in history dating back to the gold rush era of the 1800’s. At Greymouth, return your rental car 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.

Hotel: Rydges Latimer Christchurch

Boutique: The George Hotel

Day 13 – Depart Christchurch (B)

Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Christchurch airport to connect with your onward flight

AUCKLAND The New Zealand Book 2022 - 24 | New Zealand Dollars
*Glacier Explorers Boat trip does not operate during the winter months (late May – early Sep) ^The Coastal Pacific doesn’t operate in Winter so you will collect a car from Picton and drive to Kaikōura
Christchurch Queenstown Wellington Kaikoura Picton Greymouth Wanaka Mt Cook Lake Tekapo Milford Sound Te Anau
Kenepuru Sounds, Marlborough - Kieran Scott
SELF DRIVE HOLIDAYS ANZCRO'S SELF DRIVE HOLIDAYS The New Zealand Book 2023 - 2024 | North America | New Zealand Dollars 26
Per person from Twin Share Hotel - UKNZB2313DIDH $4,116 Boutique - UKNZB2313DIDB $5,163

SELF DRIVE HOLIDAYS

NORTHERN ODYSSEY

9 days Auckland to Wellington

PRICE INCLUDES:

» 8 nights’ accommodation in the style of your choice

» 8 days car rental including full insurance and unlimited kms

» Entry to the Secret Spot Hot Tubs

» Entry to Te Puia Rotorua

» Hukafalls Jet boat trip Taupo

» Art Deco walking tour Napier

» Zealandia day entry

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrive Auckland

On arrival at Auckland, collect your car hire and make your way to your chosen accommodation. The rest of today is at leisure to explore the gateway city to New Zealand’s North Island. A visit to Sky Tower is highly recommended.

Hotel: Heritage Hotel Auckland

B&B: The Great Ponsonby Arthotel

Day 2 – Tauranga & Bay of Plenty

This morning, head south from Auckland through the rural farmland of the Waikato region to the Bay of Plenty. This beachside area boast exceptional wineries, kiwifruit orchards and kms of white sandy beaches.

Hotel: Trinity Wharf

B&B: Trinity Wharf

Day 3 – To Rotorua

Today venture inland to Rotoura. Home of geysers and mud pools, see raw geothermal activity alongside the stunning lakes and dormant volcano of Mt Tawawera. Soak in your own cedar hot tub of fresh forest spring water, in the spectacular Whakarewarewa Forest at the Secret Spot Hot Tubs

Hotel: Rydges Rotorua (2 nights)

B&B: Koura Lodge (2 nights)

Day 4 – Rotorua at leisure

Discover the delights of Rotorua. Today you can explore Rotorua starting at Te Puia, home of the famous Pohutu Geyser, bubbling mud pools, kiwi bird house and the New Zealand Maori arts and crafts institute. There you’ll discover the rich layers of Maori culture, from the land, to the people and the stories. This afternoon you might want to ride the gondola up Mt Ngongotahu for the stunning view over Lake Rotorua or venture into the Redwood forest for a canopy treewalk like no other.

Day 5 – Taupo to Naiper

First stop today is the mighty Huka Falls where you will experience a thrilling jetboat ride aboard the world famous Hukafalls jet. Take time to wander around the popular lakeside town of Taupo before venturing eastwards over the scenic Kaweka ranges and descending into the Art-Deco city of Naiper.

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Te Pania (2 nights)

B&B: Breckenridge Lodge Napier (2 nights)

Day 6 – Discover Naiper

Commence the day with a locally guided walk that will bring the fascinating architecture alive. At leisure to discover the Hawke’s Bay, you can explore the countryside and city pathways on your late model, mountain bike (or e-bike if preferred), enjoy a game of golf, visit the largest mainland gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers, visit local wineries or take in the city sights.

Day 7 – Naiper to Wellington

Travel through the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region on your way to the nation’s capital, Wellington. On arrival, visit Zealandia, a wildlife refuge in a forested valley just minutes from the city centre. It is a safe haven for some of New Zealand’s most endangered and iconic native animals including the tuatara, little spotted kiwi, hihi and the giant weta.

Hotel: Rydges Wellington (2 nights)

Boutique: The Bolton (2 nights)

Day 8 – Wellington at leisure

Enjoy a day to explore this harbourside city. Visit Te Papa National Museum, the Cable car, Space Place Observatory, the botanic gardens or shop it up in Lambton Quay. Tonight dining out in Courtney Place is highly recommended.

Day 9 – Depart Wellington

This morning you’ve got time for some last-minute sightseeing or shopping before returning your rental car and continuing on to your next destination.

Per person Twin Share from High B&B - UKNZB239DNOBB $3,093 Hotel - UKNZB239DNOH $1,920

The New Zealand Book 2023 - 2024 *For stays during Dec – Feb a 2 night minimum is required so property changes to
Taupo
Peninsula Napier
Auckland Rotorua Tauranga
Wellington Coromandel
Lonely Bay, Whitianga Hongi
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NEW ZEALAND CRUISE EXCURSIONS

TWIN HARBOURS WITH CRUISE AND LUNCH

ARTHURS PASS TOUR WITH LUNCH, JET BOATING AND FARM TOUR WITH AFTERNOON TEA - NO TRAIN

CHRISTCHURCH HIGHLIGHTS TOUR WITH WAIPARA WINERIES, WINE TASTINGS AND LUNCH

This tour option explores the twin harbours of Banks Peninsula, Lyttelton and Akaroa with numerous photo opportunities of some spectacular scenery throughout including Lakes Forsyth and Ellesmere, the Canterbury Plains, the South Islands Southern Alps and Christchurch City from the Sign of the Takahe on the hills above the city of Christchurch.

Tour Duration: 8 hours

CHRISTCHURCH HIGHLIGHT TOUR WITH CHRISTCHURCH BEST ATTRACTIONS INCL. CHRISTCHURCH TRAM, PUNTING ON THE AVON AND CHRISTCHURCH GONDOLA

See the alpine wonderland that is the Southern Alps on this Shore Excursion from Lyttelton Harbour. We will collect you from your cruise ship berthed in the port of Lyttelton and travel by road from Christchurch to Springfield, at the foothills of the Southern Alps, and onto the beautiful township of Arthurs Pass.

Tour Duration : 7.5 Hours approximately

Enjoy both a complete morning tour of Christchurch city tour with a lunch and tastings at four beautiful wineries in the Waipara region on shore excursion from Lyttelton.

Tour Duration: 8 hours approximately

Adult

BANKS PENINSULA AND CHRISTCHURCH SIGHTSEEING

Today you will enjoy a fully guided tour of Christchurch City together with the very best of the cities attractions. The Christchurch Tram, Punting on the Avon River and the Christchurch Gondola. Your day will start with a city highlights tour of the central city of Christchurch which was completely devastated by the Christchurch earthquakes in February 2011. Your guide will explain both the history of the city and the effects of the earthquake, you will see for yourself both the destructive powers of nature, the surviving landmarks, and the rebuild which is taking place.

Tour Duration: 6 hours

Adult

Discover the Banks Peninsula and the city of Christchurch on this shore excursion. This tour departs Akaroa and travels via the Akaroa Highway with breathtaking scenery of Akaroa Harbour, Little River, Lakes Forsyth and Ellesmere, the Southern Alps and the Canterbury Plains.

This tour from Akaroa to Christchurch is specifically designed for cruise ship passengers.

Our coaches depart Akaroa at 10.30am and departs Christchurch at 3.00pm returning to Akaroa by 4.30pm. This will ensure you arrive at the Cruise ship before departure.

Adult Child

Adult Child

BANKS PENINSULA AND CHRISTCHURCH SIGHTSEEING TOUR WITH INTERNATIONAL ANTARCTIC CENTRE

Enjoy both a complete morning tour of Christchurch city tour with a lunch and tastings at four beautiful wineries in the Waipara region on shore excursion from Lyttelton.

Tour Duration: 8 hours approximately

Adult Child

CAR RENTALS The New Zealand Book 2023 - 24 | North America | New Zealand Dollars
$284
Adult Child LT79CS
$142
Child LT75ACS $182 $91
Child LT06WTCS $380 $253
LT65CS $127 $61
LT75WCS
$197 $96
LT66CS $202 $101
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Europcar has the highest quality and newest fleet in the market fitted with the latest technology and safety features. Choose from one of the latest models across our range of fully electric vehicles, small to large passenger vehicles, People Movers and luxury vehicles for your New Zealand adventure!

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Compact SUV, Electric, Auto, 4 door, seats 5, Air Conditioning, USB, Bluetooth, Luggage: 2 Standard

Conditions & General Information

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

Driver’s Age: Min 21yrs old and over – young driver age surcharge applies for drivers 21-24 years of age of NZ $20.70 per day. A minimum age of 25 is required for the hire of GDAR, FFAR, JDAR, JFAR, PDAR, PFAR, PVAR, XVAR vehicles.

Drivers Licence: A valid full English licence, held for at least one year must be presented at commencement of hire. It must be written in English or accompanied by a current International Driver’s permit.

Rates Include: Unlimited kilometres, Third Party Cover, Airport Fee, Damage Liability and Additional Driver.

Insurance Excess: A bond of NZ$4450.00 incl GST is payable on vehicle collection (credit card imprint).

Insurance Excess Reduction: educed to NZ$575.00 incl GST by paying a nonrefundable NZ$32.60 incl GST per day or to NIL by paying a non-refundable NZ$43.50 incl GST per day.

Security Bond: NZ$200 Pre-Authorisation will be held on accepted Credit Cards This deposit is to be paid by any internationally recognised credit cards and a fee of 2.185% will apply to credit card payments. NO CASH DEPOSIT IS ACCEPTED.

Airport Fee/Ferry Fee: A fee of NZ$51.75 including GST applies to vehicle collected from airport. Collection of a vehicle at Picton or Wellington Ferry terminals will incur a fee of $34.50 payable direct.

LATE PICK UP FEES: Late Pick up fee applies to call car types and is applicable between 7pm & 7am NZ$40.25 (subject to remote depot hours).

Extras: Baby & Child seats NZ$14.95 per day incl GST, max Charge of NZ$74.75. GPS

Navigation Unit: NZ$13.80 incl GST per day, max Charge of NZ$138.00. Available at selected locations and a deposit is required. Ski Racks/Snow Chains: NZ$14.38 per day incl GST, max Charge of NZ$103.50

IMPORTANT NOTE: Self drive motorists travelling the Milford Road between June and November are required by New Zealand law to carry appropriate chains for their vehicles.

Europcar do not guarantee a specific model within the class range, Rental conditions are subject to change.

INCLUSIVE RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

Fullsize SUV, Auto, 4 door, seats 5 + 2, Air Conditioning, USB, Bluetooth, Luggage: 4 Standard Compact SUV, Auto,
door, seats 5,
Conditioning, USB, Bluetooth, Luggage: 2 Standard Compact, Auto, 4 door, 1.5litre, seats 5, Air Conditioning, USB, Bluetooth, Luggage: 2 Standard
similar
4
Air
CDAR - Suzuki Swift RS
or
similar
SFBD - Ford Ranger XLT or similar
FFAR
- Kia Sorento or
Days & Rates 3 - 6 7 - 13 14 - 20 21+ 01 Nov 22- 22 Dec 22 $117 $102 $96 $91 23 Dec 22 - 03 Jan 23 & 21 jan 23 - 28 Feb 23 $130 $112 $106 $101 04 Jan 23 - 20 Jan 23 & 01 Mar - 31 Mar 23 $117 $102 $96 $91 01 Apr 23 - 23 Apr 23 $123 $107 $101 $95 19 Apr 23 - 30 Sep 23 $101 $89 $79 $75 Days & Rates 3 - 6 7 - 13 14 - 20 21+ 01 Nov 22- 22 Dec 22 $165 $144 $138 $128 23 Dec 22 - 03 Jan 23 & 21 jan 23 - 28 Feb 23 $183 $159 $153 $141 04 Jan 23 - 20 Jan 23 & 01 Mar - 31 Mar 23 $165 $144 $138 $128 01 Apr 23 - 23 Apr 23 $173 $151 $145 $134 19 Apr 23 - 30 Sep 23 $139 $122 $116 $114 Days & Rates 3 - 6 7 - 13 14 - 20 21+ 01 Nov 22- 22 Dec 22 $133 $117 $110 $104 23 Dec 22 - 03 Jan 23 & 21 jan 23 - 28 Feb 23 $146 $130 $121 $114 04 Jan 23 - 20 Jan 23 & 01 Mar - 31 Mar 23 $133 $117 $110 $104 01 Apr 23 - 23 Apr 23 $140 $123 $116 $109 19 Apr 23 - 30 Sep 23 $111 $100 $91 $85 Days & Rates 3 - 6 7 - 13 14 - 20 21+ 01 Nov 22- 22 Dec 22 $163 $142 $137 $127 23 Dec 22 - 03 Jan 23 & 21 jan 23 - 28 Feb 23 $181 $158 $152 $139 04 Jan 23 - 20 Jan 23 & 01 Mar - 31 Mar 23 $163 $142 $137 $127 01 Apr 23 - 23 Apr 23 $170 $151 $143 $134 19 Apr 23 - 30 Sep 23 $126 $111 $106 $102 Days & Rates 3 - 6 7 - 13 14 - 20 21+ 01 Nov 22- 22 Dec 22 $127 $110 $103 $98 23 Dec 22 - 03 Jan 23 & 21 jan 23 - 28 Feb 23 $139 $123 $113 $107 04 Jan 23 - 20 Jan 23 & 01 Mar - 31 Mar 23 $127 $110 $103 $98 01 Apr 23 - 23 Apr 23 $133 $116 $109 $103 19 Apr 23 - 30 Sep 23 $109 $98 $88 $82 Standard 4WD, Auto, 4 door, seats 5, Diesel, Air Conditioning, USB, Bluetooth, Luggage: 4 Standard Wellington Auckland Christchurch Hamilton Blenheim Napier Palmerston North New Plymouth Nelson Hokitika Invercargill Queenstown Dunedin Picton Greymouth Rotorua Tauranga
CFAE - Hyundai Kona EV Series II or similar CFAR Kia Stonic LX or similar
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Conditions & General Information

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

Driver’s Age: Min. 21 years, no max age.

Driver’s Licence: A valid full English licence is the min. requirement, and it must be sighted at commencement of hire. If the licence is not in English, it must be accompanied by a current International Driver’s Permit ¬¬¬or official government approved translation document.

Rates Include: Unlimited kms, Basic Insurance (subject to excess), 24hr Emergency roadside service and GST.

Insurance Excess: Standard Vehicles (C, D & G): Clients are responsible for the first NZ$3,500 + GST of any claim. High Demand/Specialty Vehicles (F, P, Z, K, W and V): Clients are responsible for the first NZ$4,250 + GST of any claim. Budget will accept Debit cards with Credit Card facilities (visa and mastercard). Cash is not an option for the bond payment.

Insurance Excess Reduction: Standard Vehicles (C, D & G): NZ$25 + GST per day to reduce the excess to NZ$350 + GST. High Demand/Specialty Vehicles (F, P, Z, K, W and V): NZ$29 + GST per day to reduce the excess to NZ$350 + GST. This fee includes Personal Accident and Effects cover.

Budget

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

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/One Way Rentals: Standard Vehicles have a minimum hire requirement of 3 days including local hires (same city return) and one way’s High Demand and Specialty Vehicles collected from main centres (nonRegional Locations) have a minimum hire requirement of 5 days for local hires (same city return) and one-way’s.

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

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

Credit Card Surcharge: 2-3% for all amounts transacted on a credit card.

Extras (per island): Baby and Booster seats (no capsules): NZ$17 + GST per day. Max charge NZ$85 + GST.

Roadside Assistance Package: Roadside Assistance Package can be purchased for NZ$6 + GST per day. Roadside Assistance Package covers: Out of fuel (Up to NZ$10 fuel delivery), Key replacement for lost keys/lockouts, Flat Tyre Assistance, Tyre Replacement (just the tire – the rubber) excludes spare wheel/wheel cover/hub cap & Flat Battery.

Ski Racks, Snow Board Racks and Snow Chains: Can be hired for $12.50 + GST per day. These must be requested at time of booking. Christchurch and Queenstown locations only. #GDAR cannot be fitted with a ski rack and snow chains.

Budget do not guarantee a specific model within the class range. Rental conditions are subject to change.

INCLUSIVE RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Pricing is correct at the time of submission but is subject to change without notice due to being dynamically priced.

Corolla or similar Nissan X-Trail or similar Toyota Prado or similar Auckland Wellington Christchurch Dunedin Queenstown Picton Nelson Greymouth Hamilton Rotorua Napier Palmerston North Invercargill Keri Keri New Plymouth Whangarei D/IDAR Hybrid Compact Hatch or Sedan Air Conditioning Seats 5 Luggage: 2-3 medium P/IFAR Automatic, 4WD Air Conditioning, 4x4 wheel base Seats 5 Luggage: 3 large F/FFAR Automatic, Full Size SUV, Air Conditioning, Seats 5, Luggage: 2 Large, 3 Small W/PFAR Automatic 4WD Petrol/Diesel 4x4 wheel base, Air Conditioning, Seats 5 Luggage: 5 large Toyota Corolla or similar Days & Rates 3-6 7-13 Low $95 $77 High $112 $92 Days & Rates 3-6 7-13 Low $114 $98 High $138 $120 Days & Rates 3-6 7-13 Low $106 $83 High $123 $101 Days & Rates 3-6 7-13 From $189 $186 Days & Rates 3-6 7-13 Low $155 $127 High $171 $147 C/CDAR Gasoline Compact Hatch or Sedan, Air Conditioning Seats 5 Luggage: 2 medium, 1 small
Hyundai Santa Fe or similar Toyota
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. FREE OF CHARGE SKI RACKS & CHAINS* MUST BE PREBOOKED. BLACKOUT DATES APPLY* CAR RENTALS The New Zealand Book 2023 - 24 | North America | New Zealand Dollars 30
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Toyota Yaris or

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.

or similar

Conditions & General Information

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

Driver’s Age: Min age is 18 years. 18 – 20 yrs olds - NZ$20.00 (plus tax) young driver surcharge applicable.

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, Loss Damage Waiver (subject to Accident Damage excess), Admin Fee Recovery, 24hr Breakdown Roadside Assistance 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 B2, D, E, E2, F, F2, G, I, J2 & J: NZ$5,500 incl GST. Groups H, K, L, M, U4, V & X: NZ$6,601 incl GST.

Accident Excess Reduction (AER): Purchase of AER cover reduces the excess down to the following: Groups B2, D, E, F, G, J2 & J: NZ$30 per day incl GST will reduce the excess down to NZ$1,000 incl GST. Groups H, K, L, M, U4, V & X: NZ$36 per day incl GST will reduce the excess down to NZ$1,500. These daily amounts are non-refundable.

Max Cover (MAX): Purchase of MAX cover reduces the excess down to NIL for all categories. Groups B, D, G, I, F2 & J: NZ$39 per day incl GST. Groups H, K, M, J2 & X: NZ$44 per day incl GST. These daily amounts are non-refundable.

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

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

Airport/Ferry Fee: From NZ$46-NZ$57.50 incl GST paid direct (Auckland, Wellington, Picton, 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, D, G, I, J, H, K, M: 1-2 day rentals will incur a one way fee of NZ$250 incl GST. For rentals 3 days or more there is no one way fee. Group X: 1-4 day rentals will incur a one way fee of NZ$300 incl GST. For rentals 5 days or more there is no one way fee.

Two Island Hires: Must be a minimum 4 days on each island. Group H, K, M, X, J2 and F2 are not permitted on Two Island hires.

Reposition Fee: All rentals on Group X with collections outside of Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown and Wellington will be subject to a minimum threeday rental period and a reposition fee of NZ$250 inclusive of GST.

Credit Card Surcharge: 2.53% + GST for all amounts transacted on a credit card.

Extras (Per rental not per island): Infant/Child Booster seat: NZ$15 per day (+

security deposit). Ski Racks: NZ$17.25 per day. Rates incl GST. Groups B2, J, M and K cannot be fitted with ski racks.

Hertz do not guarantee a specific model within the class range. Rental conditions subject to change. ADE / AER / Accident Excess are subject to change.

Pricing is correct at the time of submission but is subject to change without notice due to being dynamically priced.

Inclusive rates available on request.

The New Zealand Book 2022 - 24 | New Zealand Dollars CAR RENTALS
Mitsubishi Eclipse Toyota Rav4 or similar Toyota Highlander Wagon or similar Toyota Prado or similar
Group D CDAV Compact Auto, sedan/hatch, 1.8 litre, Air Conditioning, Seats 4, Luggage: 1 large Group H PWAV AWD Premium Wagon Auto 4.0 litre Air Conditioning, Seats 5, Luggage: 4 large, 2 small Group J IFAR Intermediate AWD, 2.4 litre. Auto, Air Conditioning, Seats 5, Luggage: 2 large, 2 small Group G CFAR Compact 2WD SUV, Auto, Air Conditioning, Seats 5, Luggage: 2 large, 2 small Group K SVAR Luxury Minibus, 2.4 litre, Air Conditioning, Seats 8, Luggage: 2 large, 2 small
Kia Carnival Minibus or similar
Group M PFBR Premium 4WD, 3 litre, Auto, Air Conditioning, Seats 5, Luggage: 4 large, 2 small
similar Group B2 EDAV Economy, Auto 1.3 litre, 5 door Air Conditioning, Seats 4 Luggage: 1 large Days & Rates 4-6 7-13 Low $186 $172 High $188 $174 Days & Rates 4-6 7-13 Low $189 $176 High $191 $177 Days & Rates 4-6 7-13 Low $256 $246 High $302 $231 Days & Rates 4-6 7-13 Low $200 $188 High $212 $185 Days & Rates 4-6 7-13 Low $280 $270 High $331 $253 Days & Rates 4-6 7-13 Low $233 $224 High $275 $210 Days & Rates 4-6 7-13 Low $286 $249 High $295 $249 Auckland Wellington Christchurch Dunedin Queenstown Picton Nelson Greymouth Hamilton Rotorua Napier Palmerston North Invercargill Kerikeri Whangarei Tauranga Taupo Blenheim New Plymouth Gisborne
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or similar
Toyota Corolla Hybrid

Dollar is recognised globally as a dependable and affordable car rental choice for families on holiday and travellers who need a good car at a price that works. At Dollar, we never forget whose dollar it is, so we guarantee the best value for money vehicles that suit your

Conditions & General Information

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

Driver’s Age: Min age is 18 years. 18 – 20 yrs olds - NZ$20.00 (plus tax) young driver surcharge applicable.

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, Dollar Plus (Zero excess subject to Terms & Conditions being met), Additional Driver Fee, Fees & Taxes & 24-hour emergency road side service.

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

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

Airport/Ferry Fee: From NZ$46-NZ$57.50 incl GST paid direct (Auckland, Wellington, Picton, Christchurch and Queenstown are the higher charge).

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

One Way Rentals: Groups B, D, G, J, H, K, M: 1-2 day rentals will incur a one way fee of NZ$250 incl GST. For rentals 3 days or more there is no one way fee. Group I & X: 1-4 day rentals will incur a one way fee of NZ$300 incl GST. For rentals 5 days or more there is no one way fee.

Two Island Hires: Must be a minimum 4 days on each island. Group H, K, M, X, J2 and F2 are not permitted on Two Island hires.

Reposition Fee: All rentals on Group X with collections outside of Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown and Wellington will be subject to a minimum threeday rental period and a reposition fee of NZ$250 inclusive of GST.

Credit Card Surcharge: 2.53% + GST for all amounts transacted on a credit card.

Extras (Per rental not per island): Infant/Child Booster seat: NZ$15 per day (+ security deposit). Ski Racks: NZ$17.25 per day. Rates incl GST. Groups B2, J, M and K cannot be fitted with ski racks.

Pricing is correct at the time of submission but is subject to change without notice due to being dynamically priced.

DOLLAR DO NOT GUARANTEE A SPECIFIC MODEL WITHIN THE CLASS RANGE. RENTAL CONDITIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
similar Kia Carnival
similar Intermediate SUV AWD Auto 2.0 litre Air Conditioning Seats 5 • Luggage 2 large, 2 small Full size Minivan Auto 2.2-3.5 litre Air Conditioning Seats 8 • Luggage 3 large, 2 small Toyota Prado or similar Compact Auto 1.8-2.0 litre Air Conditioning Seats 4 • Luggage 1 large Toyota Corolla or similar Nissan Qashqai or similar Premium SUV 4WD Auto 2.8 litre Air Conditioning Seats 5 • Luggage 3 large, 2 small WE NEVER FORGET WHOSE DOLLAR IT IS.
Mazda CX-5 or
or
Locations Compact SUV Auto 2.0 litre Air Conditioning Seats 4 • Luggage 2 large Auckland Wellington Christchurch Dunedin Queenstown Picton Nelson Greymouth Kerikeri Days & Rates 3-6 7-13 Low $158 $153 High $188 $182 Days & Rates 3-6 7-13 Low $172 $165 High $204 $197 Days & Rates 3-6 7-13 Low $174 $168 High $208 $203 Days & Rates 3-6 7-13 Low $244 $236 High $291 $282 Days & Rates 3-6 7-13 Low $222 $215 High $265 $256 CAR RENTALS The New Zealand Book 2023 - 24 | North America | New Zealand Dollars 32
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Nelson Airport

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Pick up a vehicle in Christchurch, Queenstown or Dunedin and drop it off in Auckland to receive a discounted daily rental rate. Plus free travel for the vehicle on the Interislander Ferry.

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), Extra Driver Fee, One way fees, Airport Transfers, 24hr AA roadside assistance and GST.

Insurance Excess: Insurance Excess: Zippy, Compact, Touring, Compact SUV, Mid-Size SUV, Large SUV and Intermediate 4WD vehicles: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$2,500 of any claim. Premium 4WD, Luxury 4WD, Sport Utility, Electric, People Mover and Van vehicles: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$3,500 and NZ$5000 for the Electric) of any claim. A pre authorisation will be obtained for NZ$250 and (NZ$5000 for the Electric Car)and is payable by credit card only. This bond is fully refundable providing the vehicle is returned on time, the correct location, undamaged, with a clean interior and a full fuel tank. Underbody or roof damage is not covered by any insurance option.

Insurance Excess Reduction: Insurance Excess Reduction: Zippy, Compact, Touring, Compact SUV, Mid-Size SUV , Large SUV and Intermediate 4WD vehicles: NZ$22 per day will reduce the excess to NZ$350 OR NZ$29 per day will reduce the excess to NIL. Premium 4WD, Luxury 4WD, Sport Utility, People Mover and Van vehicles: NZ$29 per day will reduce the excess to NZ$500 OR NZ$37 per day will reduce the excess to NIL. Electric Car $37 per day will reduce the excess to NZ$1000 excess OR NZ$44 per day will reduce the excess to NZ$500.

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, except for all hires from Christchurch, Dunedin or Queenstown to Auckland the ferry is free for the vehicle only.

Branch Hours: All branches are open 365 days from 8.00am to 5.00pm. After hours pick up and drop off is available at all locations except Auckland City and subject to online check-in via the GO App at least 24hours prior to pick up.

Minimum Hire: 3 day minimum except for the following: Auckland to Wellington, Queenstown to Christchurch and Christchurch to Queenstown – 5 day minimum. Auckland or Wellington to Christchurch, Dunedin or Queenstown – 7 day minimum.

Airport Transfers: These are to be requested on arrival by using the appropriate branch contact number, or book your shuttle on arrival using the GO Rentals App. No transfers are required at Dunedin, Nelson, or Queenstown

locations as branches are adjacent to the airport terminals. In Waiheke Island GO is adjacent to the ferry terminal.

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 prepaid direct. All extras are included free if GO Rentals All Inclusive Rates are selected.

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.

Auckland Airport Auckland City
Queenstown Airport Waiheke Island
cond t ons apply –
Some
Days & Rates 3-6 7-13 14-20 21+ 01 Nov 22 – 19 Dec 22 $50 $49 $46 $45 20 Dec 22 – 28 Feb 23 $66 $64 $62 $57 01 Mar 23 – 30 Apr 23 $59 $57 $53 $50 01 May 23 – 31 Mar 24 POA POA POA POA Days & Rates 3-6 7-13 14-20 21+ 01 Nov 22 – 19 Dec 22 $95 $91 $86 $80 20 Dec 22 – 28 Feb 23 $107 $103 $97 $92 01 Mar 23 – 30 Apr 23 $100 $96 $92 $88 01 May 23 – 31 Mar 24 POA POA POA POA Days & Rates 3-6 7-13 14-20 21+ 01 Nov 22 – 19 Dec 22 $66 $62 $61 $55 20 Dec 22 – 28 Feb 23 $78 $74 $71 $66 01 Mar 23 – 30 Apr 23 $70 $67 $64 $61 01 May 23 – 31 Mar 24 POA POA POA POA Days & Rates 3-6 7-13 14-20 21+ 01 Nov 22 – 19 Dec 22 $109 $104 $100 $93 20 Dec 22 – 28 Feb 23 $128 $121 $116 $108 01 Mar 23 – 30 Apr 23 $117 $111 $104 $99 01 May 23 – 31 Mar 24 POA POA POA POA Days & Rates 3-6 7-13 14-20 21+ 01 Nov 22 – 19 Dec 22 $83 $79 $75 $70 20 Dec 22 – 28 Feb 23 $99 $95 $91 $86 01 Mar 23 – 30 Apr 23 $89 $86 $80 $76 01 May 23 – 31 Mar 24 POA POA POA POA Days & Rates 3-6 7-13 14-20 21+ 01 Nov 22 – 19 Dec 22 $150 $142 $136 $129 20 Dec 22 – 28 Feb 23 $166 $159 $149 $142 01 Mar 23 – 30 Apr 23 $150 $142 $136 $129 01 May 23 – 31 Mar 24 POA POA POA POA Midsize SUV - Mitsubishi ASX or similar Auto 5 door, 2.0L, Air Con, Seats 5, AUX/ USB/Bluetooth, Reversing Camera, Luggage: 1 Large & 2 Small Luxury 4x4 - Toyota Land Cruiser Prado or similar Auto 5 door Hatch, 1.3L, Air Con, Seats 5, Touch Screen Audio, Luggage: 1 large & 1 small Auto 5 door Hatch, 2.0L, Air Con, Seats 5, CD Player/AUX/USB/ Bluetooth, English satellite navigation, Luggage: 1 large Auto 4 door Sedan, 1.8L, Air Con, Seats 5, AUX/USB/ Bluetooth, Luggage: 2 large & 2 small Zippy Auto - Toyota Yaris or similar Compact – Toyota Corolla Hatch Touring - Toyota Corolla Sedan Auto 5 door, 2.5L, Air Con, Seats 5, English satellite navigation, AUX/USB/Bluetooth, Reversing Camera, Luggage: 3 large & 4 small Intermediate - Toyota RAV-4 or similar Auto 5 door, 2.8L Diesel, Air Con, CD Player/AUX/USB/ Bluetooth, Cruise Control, English satellite navigation, Luggage: 4 large & 6 small The New Zealand Book 2022 - 24 | New Zealand Dollars CAR RENTALS ALL INCLUSIVE RATES AVAILABLE GO Rentals attractive All-Inclusive Rates are available on request including comprehensive vehicle insurance cover with no Bond/Excess*, accessories as above, tyre and windscreen cover along with airport access, after-hour and premium location fees. Nothing to pay on pick up. *Electric excess will be $500 33

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 Arrive Auckland

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

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

Day 4 Day free in Rotorua

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

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

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

Day 8 Day free in Wellington

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

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

Day 11 Day free to explore Nelson region

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

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

Day 14 Franz Josef or Fox Glacier to Wanaka 173km (3 hrs 41 mins)

Day 15 Wanaka to Queenstown 629km (1 hr 12 mins)

Day 16 Day free in Queenstown

Day 17 Queenstown to Te Anau 173km (2 hrs 14 mins)

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

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

Day 20 Explore Dunedin

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

Day 22 Depart Christchurch

Glaciers

Wanaka Milford Sound Te Anau

Auckland Rotorua Taupo Waitomo

Nelson Punakaki

Coromandel Peninsula Napier

Wellington

15 DAYS SOUTH ISLAND MOTORHOME

Blenheim

Christchurch

Queenstown Dunedin

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

Day 1 Arrive Christchurch

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

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

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

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

Day 6 Day at leisure in Wanaka

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

Day 8 Day to explore Queenstown

Day 9 Day to explore Queenstown

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

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

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

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

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

Day 15 Depart Christchurch

▪ Get your thrills on the Shotover Jet Cruise the spectacular Milford Sound

▪ Learn about chocolate at the Cadbury Factory Stargaze at Mt John Observatory

▪ Visit the interactive Antarctic Centre

Christchurch Dunedin Picton Hanmer Springs Greymouth Glaciers Nelson Milford Sound Stewart Island Te Anau Wanaka Queenstown Tekapo
DO'S:
Soak in the hot pools at Hanmer Springs
Shantytown Heritage Park in Greymouth
ADVENTURE MUST
Visit
Experience a glacier snow Landing
a lake cruise to Moa Island in Wanaka
Enjoy
Enjoy a Skyline dinner and luge ride
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Auckland

Wellington

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

2+1 berth with Shower & Toilet 4 berth

Capacity: 2 Adults or 2 Adults + 1 Child up to 8yrs old

Description: 5-7 stage Tiptronic Auto transmission. Turbo diesel. Power steering, 3 seat belts, Front passenger seat swivels 180 degrees, thermostatically controlled diesel or gas heater, Satellite TV/DVD/USB/HDMI Input, Gas stove top - 2 burner & grill, 3-way, 65ltr Fridge/Freezer (12 volt / 240 volt / Gas). Shower & Toilet, Hot water (240 volt / Gas), Electric water pump for hot and cold water. All living equipment. Internal walk-through access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 5.9m, Width 1.97m & Interior Height 1.90m. Bedding: 1 x King bed or 2 Singles (mid vehicle), Hammock style bed (child only up to 60kg)

Per Day From $251

Capacity: 4 Adults Description: 5 stage Tiptronic Auto transmission. Turbo diesel. Power steering, 4 seat belts, Driver and passenger seat swivels 180 degrees, Thermostatically controlled diesel heater/cooler, Digital Monitor/DVD/USB/HDMI input, Gas stove top - 3 burner, 1 Hot plate & grill, 3-way, 90ltr Fridge/Freezer (12 volt / 240 volt / Gas). Shower & Toilet, Hot water (240 volt / Gas), Electric water pump for hot and cold water. All living equipment. Internal walk-through access. Vehicle

Dimensions: Length 6.9m, Width 2.20m & Interior Height

2.10m

Bedding: 1 x King bed or 2 Singles (rear lower), 1 x Queen Bed (rear upper)

Per Day From $320

Conditions and General Information

Conditions and General Information

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

Driver’s Age: Min 21yrs old and over.

Drivers Licence: A valid full English licence, held for at least one year must be presented at commencement of hire. It must be written in English or accompanied by a current International Driver’s permit.

Depots: 3, Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch.

Branch Hours: Daily (including weekends) 8.00am –5.00pm. Client Service Centres are closed on Christmas Day (25 December).

Courtesy/Client Transfers: Courtesy transfers are available to/from our Client Service Centre on both the day of pick-up and the day of drop-off, from/to Airports and Airport accommodation. Client transfers to and from City accommodation: Up to NZ$100 each way up to 6 pax.

One-Way Hire Fees: If you drop off your motorhome at a different location from where you picked it up from, a NZ$300 one-way fee applies. This fee can be automatically waived for hires 21 days +.

Rates Include: Unlimited Kms, GST, Road User Charges, Additional Drivers and LPG on pick up Min Hire: 7 Days excludes 16 Dec to 10 Jan which is 14 days

All Inclusive Package: Reduces the excess for any accident collision damage to either the motorhome or third party

Ultima Plus 3BTSM

Capacity: 4 Adults Description: 5 stage Tiptronic Auto transmission. Turbo diesel. Power steering, 4 seat belts, Thermostatically controlled diesel heater/cooler, Digital Monitor/DVD/USB/HDMI input, Gas stove top - 3 burner, 1 Hot plate & grill, 3-way, 90ltr Fridge/Freezer (12 volt / 240 volt / Gas). Shower & Toilet, Hot water (240 volt / Gas), Electric water pump for hot and cold water. All living equipment. Internal walk-through access. Vehicle

Dimensions: Length 6.8m, Width 2.25m & Interior Height 2.05m. Bedding: 1 x King bed or 2 Singles (rear), 1 x Double Bed (above drivers cab)

Per Day From $320

Description: 5 stage Tiptronic Auto transmission. Turbo diesel. Power steering, 6 seat belts, Driver and passenger seat swivels 180 degrees, Thermostatically controlled diesel heater/cooler, Digital Monitor/DVD/ USB/HDMI input, Gas stove top - 3 burner, 1 Hot plate & grill, 3-way, 90ltr Fridge/Freezer (12 volt / 240 volt / Gas). Shower & Toilet, Hot water (240 volt / Gas), Electric water pump for hot and cold water. All living equipment. Internal walk-through access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.4m, Width 2.20m & Interior Height 2.20m Bedding: 1 x King bed or 2 Singles (rear lower), 1 x Double Bed (above drivers cab), 2 x Single Beds (front lower) or 1 x Queen Bed (rear upper)

Per Day From $384

property to nil ($0) for the first incident/accident. Plus, the following Additional Equipment is supplied at no charge as requested: Picnic table & chairs, Child/Booster seat(s) as required, Snow chains as required, GPS unit and a complimentary client transfer service at the start and end of the hire. The total package charge is limited to a maximum of 50 days or NZ$2,950.

Insurance Cover: A bond of NZ$5000 incl GST is payable on vehicle collection (credit card imprint).

Excess Reduction Level 1: NZ$29 per day Reduces the excess for any accident collision damage to either the motorhome or third party property to a maximum of NZ$2,000 (per incident). The total insurance charge is limited to a maximum of 50 days or $1,450.

Excess Reduction Level 2: $39 per day Reduces the excess for any accident collision damage to either the motorhome or third party property to nil ($0) for the first incident/accident. The total insurance charge is limited to a maximum of 50 days or $1,950.

Minimum Rental: The minimum rental period is 7-days. This is extended to a 14 day hire for the travel period of 16 December to 10 January.

Extras: Picnic Table NZ$30 per hire, Picnic Chair NZ$15 per hire, GPS Navigation Unit: NZ$6 incl GST per day, Min Charge of NZ$60.00. Snow Chains: NZ$50 per hire, Bike Rack NZ$150 per hire.

SAM
GEM
Christchurch
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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

Venturer 2 Berth

Capacity: 2 adults. Description: Auto Transmission, Turbo Diesel, Power steering, 2 seatbelts, Air Con in drivers cab, Radio, CD, DVD player with flat screen, Rear Cabin heating, mains power, gas stove, 130L Fridge/Freezer, microwave and sink. Shower and toilet. Hot and Cold pressurized water. All living equipment. Internal walk through access.

Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.20m; Width 2.04m and Interior Height 1.90m. Bedding: 1 x Double Bed or 2 x Singles.

Per Day From $116

Venturer Plus 3 Berth

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, DVD player with flat screen, mains power, gas stove, 130L Fridge/Freezer, microwave and sink. Shower and Toilet. Hot and Cold pressurized water. All living equipment, Internal walk through access.

3BTS

Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.20m; Width 2.04m and Interior Height 1.90m. Bedding: 1 x Double Bed or 2 x Single Beds plus 1 x Single Bed.

Per Day From $121

Britz HiTop 3 Berth Britz Voyager 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 x Double Bed and 1 x Single Bed (max weight on top bed 200kg).

4BBXS

Per Day From $86

Britz Discovery Auto 4 Berth

Conditions and General Information

2BB 4BB

Capacity: 4 Adults Description: Merecedes or similar. Automatic, turbo diesel, power steering, 4 seatbelts, DVD player with flat screen, Radio, Bluetooth, USB, fixed awning, air con in driver’s cab, heating in driver’s cab and in rear. Gas stove, shower, toilet, fridge, microwave, sink, hot and cold pressurised water, 97L fresh water tank, all living equipment. Internal walk through access. Vehicle

Dimensions: Length 7.00m, Width 2.25m, Interior Height 2.06m. Bedding: 2 x Double beds.

Per Day From $153

dropping off in Queenstown then the fee will apply once.

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 (in the driver’s cab only), heating in driver’s cab and Porta Potti toilet. Note: No shower. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 5.38m, width 1.93m, interior height 2.1m. Bedding: 2 x Double Beds.

Per Day From $91

Britz Frontier 6 Berth

Capacity: 6 Adults Description: Mercedes or similar, Auto, turbo diesel. Air con (in the driver’s cab only) 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 fresh water tank, all living equipment, DVD player with flat screen, fixed awning. Internal walk through access.

Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.50m, width 2.25m, interior height 2.15m. Bedding: 3 x Double Beds.

Per Day From $159

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

Location Fee: Pick-ups and/or drop off in Queenstown incur an additional NZ$200 fee, paid direct. If picking up &

Public Holiday Surcharge: NZ$115 surcharge will apply to all rentals picking up/dropping off on National Public Holidays.

Rates include: All campervans are equipped with GPS navigation, travel and vehicle user tips and more, GST, unlimited kms and vehicle with liability of NZ$7,500, linen and bedding, cooking utensils, towels, maps, extension cords and instruction manuals, 24 hr breakdown service and airport transfers.

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

Check in: Customers need to complete self check in prior to

arrival at the branch through the online self check in link.

Minimum Hire: 5 days excluding Oct- Mar one way North to South hires: 10 days and all hires 20 Dec - 10 Jan, 14 day min.

Vehicle Security Deposit: (imprint only)

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. Note: Credit card payments incur a surcharge of 2.7% - 5.2%. Cash is not an option. If using AMEX the credit card fee is not refunded.

Britz Liability Reduction Options: (non refundable)

Paying NZ$53 (for Venturer, Venturer Plus, Discovery, Explorer and Frontier or $48 for HiTop and Voyager) extra per day reduces the liability to NIL.

Britz Inclusive Pack: NZ$65 per day (for Venturer, Venturer Plus, Discovery, Explorer and Frontier. $60 for HiTop and Voyager), and reduces Liability Reduction Option (NIL excess), Single vehicle rollover cover, extra driver fees, Linen exchange after 7 hire days (on request and in

Auckland to Christchurch or Queenstown

Christchurch to Queenstown or vice versa

Pick-up between Apr-Sep NZ$170

Pick-up between Oct-Mar NZ$280

Pick-up between Apr-Sep NZ$170

Pick-up between Oct-Mar NZ$85

Christchurch or Queenstown to Auckland Pick-up between Oct-Mar NZ$170

Christchurch & Queenstown only), 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 vehicle rates per 100km are as follows: HiTop, Voyager, Venturer, Venturer Plus: NZ$7.64. Explorer, Frontier NZ$8.04. Paid on vehicle return. (These rates are subject to change as governed by New Zealand’s RTA).

#All prices are a GUIDE ONLY, are the lowest available at time of print & are subject to change & availability. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply.

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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, DVD player with flat screen. Rear cabin heating - diesel, gas cooker. 130L fridge/freezer, microwave and sink. Shower and Toilet. Hot and cold pressurized water. All living equipment. Internal walk-through access. Vehicle

Dimensions: Length 7.20m, Width 2.04m and Interior

Height 1.90m + a bike rack. Bedding: 1 x Double Bed or 2 x Single Beds.

Per Day From $146

maui Ultima Plus 3 Berth

Capacity: 2 Adults, 1 Child. Description: Auto transmission. Turbo diesel. Power steering, 3 seat belts, Air con. in driver’s cab, radio, CD, DVD player with flat screen. Rear cabin heating - diesel, gas cooker. 130L fridge/freezer, microwave and sink. Shower and Toilet. Hot and cold pressurized water. All living equipment. Internal walk-through access. Vehicle

Dimensions: Length 7.20m, Width 2.04m and Interior Height 1.90m + a bike rack. Bedding:1 x Double Bed or 2 x Single Beds (rear) plus 1 x Single Bed behind driver

Per Day From $152

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!

maui Beach 4 Berth maui Cascade 4 Berth

Capacity: 4 Adults. Description: Auto transmission, diesel. Power steering, 4 seat belts, Air con. in drivers cab. Radio, CD, DVD player with flat screen. Main Cabin heating - Diesel, gas stove, 130 litre fridge/freezer and sink. Shower and Toilet. Hot and cold pressurized water. All living equip. Internal walk-through access. Ext. side awning. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.0m, Width 2.25m and

Height 2.06m + a bike rack. Bedding: 2 x

Per Day From $188

maui River 6 Berth

Capacity: 6 Adults. Description: Auto transmission, diesel. Power steering, 6 seat belts, Air con. in drivers cab. Radio, CD, DVD player with flat screen. Main Cabin heating - Diesel and gas stove. 130 litre Fridge/freezer, microwave and sink. Shower and Toilet. Hot and cold pressurized water. All living equipment. Internal walk-through access. Exterior side awning. Vehicle

Per Day From $200

Conditions and General Information

Rates: Date of travel determines the rate, therefore split season rates may apply. Rates are charged by calendar day, not 24 hour hire.

Driver’s age: Min. 21 years.

Driver’s Licence: A current and full motor vehicle driver’s licence is required and must be produced upon vehicle collection. Should a foreign licence be in a language other than English it must be accompanied by a current international driving permit issued in the same country as the driver’s licence was issued. An accredited English translation must be provided with the international driving permit.

Depots: 3, Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown.

Location fee: A location fee of NZ$200 applies to all campervans picked up or dropped off in Queenstown. When picking up & dropping off in Queenstown the fee will only apply once.

Branch Hours: Daily 8am - 4.30pm. All depots closed Xmas Day. maui requests that clients collecting or

returning their vehicle to be in the office by 3:30pm.

Public Holiday Surcharge: NZ$115 surcharge will apply to all rentals picking up/dropping off on National Public Holidays.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maui Liability Reduction Option: (non refundable) NZ$53 extra per day reduces the liability to NIL. Note: Credit card authority will be taken.

Maui Inclusive Pack: NZ$65 per day and includes Liability Reduction Option (NIL excess), Single vehicle rollover cover, extra driver fees, Linen exchange after 7 hire days (on request and in Christchurch & Queenstown only), Picnic

Capacity: 4 Adults. Description: Auto transmission, diesel. Power steering, 4 seat belts, Air con. in drivers cab. Radio, CD, DVD player with flat screen. Main Cabin heating - Diesel, gas stove, 130 litre fridge/freezer, microwave and sink. Shower and Toilet. Hot and cold pressurized water. All living equip. Internal walk-through access.

Per Day From $194

Auckland to Christchurch or Queenstown

Christchurch to Queenstown or vice versa

Christchurch or Queenstown to Auckland

Pick-up between Apr-Sep NZ$170

Pick-up between Oct-Mar NZ$280

Pick-up between Apr-Sep NZ$170

Pick-up between Oct-Mar NZ$85

Pick-up between Oct-Mar NZ$170

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, Ultima Plus and Cascade are NZ$7.64 and the maui Beach and River NZ$8.04. These rates are subject to change as governed by New Zealand RTA.

#All prices are a GUIDE ONLY and are the lowest available at time of print & are subject to change & availability. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply.

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Dimensions: Length:
interior height: 2.15m + a bike rack. Bedding: 3 x Double Beds. River 6BMPC
7.55m, width: 2.25m,
Ext.
awning. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.55m, Width 2.25m and Interior Height 2.15m + a bike rack. Bedding: 2 x Double Beds.
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Double Beds. Beach 4BMP Cascade 4BMA
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Ultima 2BTSM Ultima Plus 3BTSM
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Highball 3 Berth

Auckland

Christchurch Queenstown

Deuce - 2 Berth

Capacity: 2 Adults Description: Turbo diesel, Auto , 2 seatbelts, gas stove, fridge, microwave, sink, shower and toilet, pressurized hot and cold water, cooking utensils, Vehicle Dimensions: length 7.20m, width 2.04, interior height 1.90 and exterior 2.80-3.00m

Bedding: 1 x Double Bed or 2 x Single Beds. Note: Min 21 years of age.

Per Day From $111

Double Up - 4 Berth

Capacity:

Conditions and General Information

Rates: Date of travel determines the rate, therefore split season rates may apply. Rates are charged by calendar day, not 24 hour hire.

Driver’s age: Min 18 years for Highball and Double Down if holding a full licence (non probationary). Min 21 years for all other models.

Driver’s Licence: A current and full motor vehicle driver’s licence is required and must be produced upon vehicle collection. Should a foreign licence be in a language other than English it must be accompanied by a current international driving permit issued in the same country as the driver’s licence was issued. An accredited English translation must be provided with the international driving permit.

Depots: 3, Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown.

Branch Hours: Daily 8am - 4.30pm. All depots closed Xmas Day. Mighty requests that clients collecting or returning their vehicle to be in the office by 3:30pm

Location fee: A location fee of NZ$200 applies to all campervans picked up or dropped off in Queenstown.

Capacity: 3 Adults (tight fit) Description: Power steering, Automatic, Diesel, 3 seatbelts, gas stove, fridge, cold pressurised water, sink, grey water and fresh water tanks, Porta Potti toilet included.

Vehicle Dimensions: length 5.38m, width 1.93m, interior height 2.10m, exterior height 2.8m. Bedding: 1 x Double Bed and 1 x Single Bed. Note: Min 18 years of age.

Per Day From $81

Double Down - 4 Berth

Capacity: 4 Adults Description: Power steering, Automatic transmission, 4 seatbelts, gas stove, fridge, microwave, sink, cooking utensils, pressurised cold water, Porta potti toilet included. Vehicle Dimensions: length 5.38m, width 1.93m, exterior height 2.80m

2 x Double Beds (max weight for top bed 200kg) Note: Min 18 years of age.

Per Day From $86

Deuce Plus - 2 Berth

Capacity: 2 Adults Description: Turbo diesel, Auto, 3 seatbelts, gas stove, fridge, microwave, sink, shower and toilet, pressurized hot and cold water, cooking utensils, Vehicle Dimensions: length 7.20m, width 2.04m, interior height 1.90m and exterior 2.80m

Bedding: 1 Double Bed and 1 x Single bed or 3 x Single Beds. Note: Min 21 years of age.

Per Day From $116

Big Six - 6 Berth

Capacity: 6 Adults Description: Turbo diesel, Auto, 6 seatbelts, gas stove, fridge, microwave, sink, shower and

Per Day From $147

When picking up & dropping off in Queenstown the fee will only apply once.

Public Holiday Surcharge: NZ$115 surcharge will apply to all rentals picking up/dropping off on National Public Holidays.

Rates include: All campervans are equipped with GPS navigation, travel and vehicle user tips and more, GST, unlimited kms and vehicle with liability between NZ$3,500 and NZ$5,000 (subject to vehicle type), linen and bedding, cooking utensils, towels, maps, extension cords and instruction manuals and 24 hr breakdown service

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

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

Minimum Hire: 5 days. All campervan rentals collected between 20 Dec – 10 Jan are subject to a 14 day minimum. From 01 Oct – 31 Mar a 10 day minimum hire applies if collected from the North Island and returned to the South Island.

Vehicle Security Deposit: (imprint only)

Accident Liability Options: The client is responsible for the first NZ$3,500 for Highball and Double Down and NZ$5,000 for all others vehicles of any claim including Windscreen and Tyre Damage (Consult Rental Agreement for a full list of conditions). Payable by credit card. Note: Credit card payments incur a surcharge of 2.7%-5.2%. Cash payment is not available.

Liability Reduction: NZ $35 for Highball and Double Down and $48 for Deuce, Deuce Plus, Double Up and Big Six

Inclusive Pack: For an extra NZ$47 for Highball and Double Down and $60 for Deuce, Deuce Plus, Double Up and Big Six.

The Inclusive Pack includes: Liability Reduction Option (NIL excess), Single vehicle rollover cover, extra driver fees, Linen exchange after 7 hire days (on request and

Auckland to Christchurch or Queenstown

Christchurch to Queenstown or vice versa

Pick-up between Apr-Sep NZ$170

Pick-up between Oct-Mar NZ$280

Pick-up between Apr-Sep NZ$170

Pick-up between Oct-Mar NZ$85

Christchurch or Queenstown to Auckland Pick-up between Oct-Mar NZ$170

in Christchurch & Queenstown only), Picnic Table and Chairs (1 per person), Snow Chains if required, Child restraints (on request), Portable Heater if required.

Road User Recovery Fee: The vehicle rates per 100km are as follows: Highball, Double Down, Deuce, Deuce Plus NZ$7.64, Double Up and Big Six NZ$8.04. Paid on vehicle return. (These rates are subject to change as governed by New Zealand’s RTA).

#All prices are a GUIDE ONLY, are the lowest available at time of print & are subject to change & availability. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply.

utensils. Vehicle Dimensions: length 7.5m, width 2.25m - 2.38m, interior height 2.10-2.15m and exterior height 3.25m - 3.40m. Bedding: 2 x Double Beds. Note: Min 21 years of age.
4 Adults Description: Turbo diesel, Auto, 4 seatbelts, gas stove, fridge, microwave, sink, shower and toilet, pressurized hot and cold water, cooking
Bedding:
utensils. Vehicle Dimensions: length 7.5m, width 2.25m - 2.38m, interior height 2.10-2.15m, exterior height 3.25m - 3.40m. Bedding: 3 x Double Beds. Note: Min 21 years of age.
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Gray Line takes visitors to renowned destinations and amazing attractions around New Zealand in the comfort of premium touring coaches, with friendly, experienced driver/guides. Tours include alpine region adventures, attraction-packed city experiences and moving cultural interactions.

A hidden gem near the township of Matamata, the Hobbiton Movie Set is a worldfamous film location for the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. See the Hobbit Holes and learn how this private farm became Middle Earth. After a tasty lunch at The Green Dragon Inn, visit the enchanting Waitomo Glowworm Caves for a guided 45-minute tour through this underground wonder, seeing stalactites, stalagmites and sparkling glow-worms.

Departs Auckland 6.15am

Returns 7pm

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

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

Children 2-12yrs – 67% of adult fares. One infant per adult, under 2 years, free of charge not occupying a seat. Valid till Sep 22.

Auckland to Waitomo Caves

Auckland to Rotorua

Auckland to Taupō

Auckland

Auckland to New Plymouth

Auckland

Auckland to Wellington

The Hobbiton Movie Set is one of New Zealand’s must-see destinations. See where the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed as your tour guide shares behind-the-scenes tales. After a tasty lunch at The Green Dragon Inn, continue to Te Puia, one of New Zealand’s top cultural venues. Receive a traditional welcome and discover Te Puia's history and lineage with a personalised guided tour and see Rotorua's famous geothermal activity.

Departs Auckland 6.15am

Arrives Rotorua 4.15pm

Travel from Rotorua to the Hobbiton Movie Set, the world-famous film location. See Hobbit Holes, stroll through the lush gardens and learn how this private farm became Middle-earth on a private tour. Head towards the famous Waitomo Glow-worm Caves after a tasty lunch. On your guided 45-minute tour through this underground wonder you'll learn about stalactites, stalagmites and how the caves were formed over 30 million years. Your tour ends with a magical boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto. Finish off the tour with a coach ride back to Auckland.

Departs Rotorua 7.45am

Returns Auckland 7pm

Rotorua to Auckland Day Tour

Adult Child (5-14yrs)

Incl Hobbiton and Waitomo $341 $171

hrs 15 mins $60

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Island Destinations Duration Approx. Per Adult
to Paihia 4 hours 30 mins $71
North
Auckland
2 hours $39
Auckland to Hamilton
4
hours $68
4
hours $79
4
hrs 40 mins $78
to Thames 1 hr 40 mins $36
6
hrs 20 mins $99
to Napier 7 hrs 10 mins $120
10
hours $136
Whakatane 6 hrs 45 mins $81
Rotorua 1 hr 30 mins $58 National Park to Auckland 6 hours $82 North Island Destinations Duration Approx. Per Adult National Park to Wellington 5 hrs 45 mins $82 Rotorua to Napier 3 hrs 30 mins $82 Rotorua to Taupō 1 hour 30 mins $43 Wellington to Rotorua 7 hrs 15 mins $148 Wellington to Taupō 6 hours $132 Wellington to Napier 5 hours $90 Wellington to New Plymouth 6 hours 30 mins $90 South Island Destinations Duration Approx. Per Adult Christchurch to Dunedin 6 hours $67 Christchurch to Picton 5 hrs 20 mins $74 Christchurch to Kaikōura 2 hrs 40 mins $42 Christchurch to Lake Tekapo 3 hours $66 South Island Destinations Duration Approx. Per Adult Christchurch to Queenstown (via Mt Cook) 9 hrs 20 mins $102 Christchurch to Te Anau 10 hrs 30 mins $106 Picton to Kaikōura 2 hrs 15 mins $46 Picton to Nelson 2 hrs 10 mins $47 Dunedin to Queenstown 4 hrs 15 mins $60 Dunedin to Te Anau 4 hrs 30 mins $64 Dunedin to Invercargill 3
Auckland to
Hamilton to
Adult Child (5-14yrs) Hobbiton Waitomo Experience Ex Auckland $328 $164 Adult Child (1-12yrs) Auckland to Rotoura Incl Hobbiton & Te Puia $284 $142
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CRUISING WITH INTERISLANDER

No holiday to New Zealand is complete without sailing with Interislander between the North and South Islands, through the magnificent Marlborough Sounds or catching your first glimpse of Wellington across the harbour. The Interislander has been sailing between Wellington and Picton for sixty years and we look forward to welcoming you onboard our three ships – the Kaitaki, Aratere and Kaiarahi. Each has cafes and bars offering local cuisine, wines, and beers. You can upgrade to our Interislander Plus Lounge for the most relaxing journey across the Cook Strait with complimentary food and drinks, and a guaranteed seat making it the most comfortable way to sail. For those that are self-driving, particularly with campervans or motorhomes, the Kaitaki and Aratere allow you to drive on and drive off – no turning required. Book your sailing today!

Most Common Sailing Times (Aug 22 - Jun 23) Depart Wellington Arrive Picton Depart Picton Arrive Wellington 8:45 am 12.30pm 11.00am 2.30pm 1:00 pm 4.30pm 2.15pm 5.45pm 4:00 pm 7.30pm 6.30pm 10.00pm 8.30pm 12.00am Please use this timetable as a guide only. Times are subject to change due to scheduled maintenance. One Way Dec 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Nov 23 Dec 23 –Mar 24 Adult $82 $78 $89 Child (2-17yrs) $43 $46 $46 Interislander Plus Lounge Access upgrade $82 $89 $89 Car up to 5.5 metres $219 $214 $234 Camper up to 5.5 metres $253 $232 $271 Vehicle 5.6 - 6.0 metres $304 $281 $322 Vehicle 6.1 - 6.5 metres $354 $330 $372 Vehicle 6.6 - 7.0 metres $405 $380 $423 Vehicle 7.1 - 7.5 metres $456 $429 $473
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A journey through the heart of New Zealand’s North Island. Gently traversing a diverse and ever-changing landscape – from cities and towns, to farmland and forest, to the otherworldly volcanic plateau – as it unfolds before you. One way rail journey starts from $232.

Glide along the South Island’s East Coast, along the edge of land and sea. Where two worlds collide, where the surging Pacific Ocean touches the feet of mighty mountain ranges. Travel to the vineyard of Marlborough for a day or connect with the ferry to cross over to the North Island. One way rail journey starts from $170. A range of packages & all-inclusive tours & packages.

A journey over the majestic Southern Alps. Climbing from fertile farmland, to subtropical rainforest, to the light bright air of altitude. Travel as day trip or continue your travels down the West Coast. One way rail journey starts from $244

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WELLINGTON AUCKLAND NATIONAL PARK HAMILTON PALMERSTON NORTH CHRISTCHURCH PICTON KAIK Ō URA GREYMOUTH BLENHEIM
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Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tours Matamata

ACCOMMODATION COLLECTIONS

GOLDEN CHAIN 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 Oct 22 – Sep 23 Oct 23 – Sep 24

Self Contained Cabin $162 $167

Standard Cabin $95 $106

Powered Site $63 $67

A'La Carte Prices on Request

+ 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.

SELECT A B&B

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

Per Room Twin double Oct 22 – Sep 23 Oct 23 – Sep 24

Bronze $199 $213

Silver $219 $235 Silver+ $259 $277

Gold $291 $312

Gold+ $323 $346

Platinum $355 $379

Platinum+ $432 $463

A'La Carte Prices on Request

Talk to your travel consultant for further details.

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.

Per Room Oct 22 – Apr 23 May – Sep 23 Oct 23 – Apr 24 Standard Superior Premium Standard Superior Premium Standard Superior Premium Studio (1-2 pp) $161 $187 $196 $144 $160 $196 $172 $200 $210

1 Bdrm (1-3 pp) $192 $217 $236 $168 $183 $236 $206 $232 $253

2 Bdrm (1-4 pp) $237 $263 $269 $229 $255 $269 $254 $281 $288

Ohakune summer rates apply year round. Oct - Apr a surcharge applies for Fox and Franz Josef Glacier properties.

GO KIWI HOTEL COLLECTION

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.

Per Room Twin double Oct 22 – Apr 23 May – Sep 23 Oct 23 – Apr 24

Bronze $188 $173 $201

Silver $222 $191 $237

Gold $260 $223 $278

Gold Plus $286 $253 $305

Platinum $329 $290 $353

Platinum Plus $403 $360 $431

Diamond $472 $410 $504

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.

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Sunset Motel, Fox Glacier Rainforest Holiday Park, Franz Josef Glacier
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BOUTIQUE STAYS

Hotel DeBrett is located downtown in Auckland’s trendy High Street fashion precinct. It is a short walk from the many restaurants and bars of the Viaduct Harbour and Wynyard Quarter ,and is close to the Sky Tower and Ferry Building. It is surrounded by art galleries and theatres, and is within easy reach of the Auckland Museum. This iconic, historic building has been transformed into a multi-award winning boutique hotel offering 25 stylish rooms and suites, each with its own distinctive style, complemented with eclectic furniture, local art and photography.

DeBretts Kitchen delivers contemporary cuisine, seasonally driven and heavily influenced by fresh local produce. The main area is bathed with natural light from the soaring glass-roofed atrium. Infamous Housebar has been recreated with reference to the bar’s original Art Deco style, a place to relax away from the city bustle, and streetlevel Cornerbar is a vibrant space with a touch of NZ retro.

Koura Lodge offers boutique lakeside accommodation in Rotorua for a maximum of 20 guests. The 10 bedrooms all feature a private en-suite, hardwood verandah, and magnificent lake views. All rooms are tastefully decorated and feature TVs, DVD players, phone, luxurious bathrobes, 100% cotton bed linen, and pure NZ wool duvets. In addition, locally-made bathroom amenities will help make your stay relaxing and indulgent whilst complimentary Wi-Fi will keep you in touch with your family back home.

Waking up to the sounds of native bird life, a five-star breakfast, lakeside open air spa and sauna, canoeing, fishing and tennis are all part of Koura Lodge’s real New Zealand experience. You’re are only five-minute drive from the city centre and many of Rotorua’s world-famous attractions are located even closer. There are not too many places in the world you can walk 50m from your room, climb into a floatplane, and in five minutes be flying through the craters of a dormant volcano!

Hawthorne House is a stunning Edwardian villa, built as a doctor’s residence early in the 20th century and now transformed into luxury B&B accommodation in the heart of Hawke’s Bay wine country. This heritage home is set in formal and informal gardens with views over nearby paddocks to the surrounding hills. It provides the perfect base from which to explore Hawke’s Bay. Conveniently located only minutes away from Hastings and Havelock North and 15 minutes from the airport and the Art Deco beauty of Napier, it is just a short drive from some of the region’s best golf courses and wineries.

Hawthorne House is comprised of four luxuriously appointed en-suite rooms that feature soaring ceilings, beautiful linens, digital TV, complimentary Wi-Fi and super comfortable beds. If you’re feeling active, there’s croquet on the lawn and a pétanque court. Rates are per room and include afternoon tea on arrival, evening canapés and a glass of wine, full country breakfast and use of all facilities.

Contemporary and classic Parehua is set in world-class Wairarapa wine region just a few minutes walk of the charming historic Martinborough wine village, New Zealand. Enjoy wine and food escapes, celebrations, weddings, honeymoons and corporate entertaining and retreats.

Luxury Cottages and Villas have views across the willow-fringed lake and beyond to stunning vistas and some are set amongst secluded woodlands with rural views. Spacious, stylish uncompromised accommodation surrounded by park-like grounds with tennis court and swimming pool.

Amongst world renowned vineyards in the beautiful Wairarapa landscape,Parehua Resort has been created without compromise. Parehua provides exclusive surroundings and luxury facilities on the Martinborough wine terrace with a backdrop of the magnificent Tararua range. Located just 10 minutes walk from Martinborough Wine Village and one hours drive from Wellington. Room tariff includes daily breakfast.

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AUCKLAND Hotel DeBrett Luxury Lodge HAWKE’S BAY Hawthorne House Luxury Lodge MARTINBOROUGH Parehua Resort Luxury Lodge ROTORUA Koura Lodge Luxury Lodge
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Couple arriving at Queenstown. Credit: Julian Apse

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at the head of Endeavour Inlet in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, Furneaux Lodge is the first stop on the renowned Queen Charlotte Track. Built in the early 1900's at the foot of it's namesake Mount Furneaux, and surrounded by 2000 acres of New Zealand native forest, Furneaux Lodge is set on 3 acres of the flattest and most picturesque scenery in the Marlborough Sounds which has been unchanged since Captain Cook's first visit to the inlet in 1769. Enjoy the native forest and lush rolling lawns right to the stunning green-blue water. The Lodge offers a range of accommodation and has something for everyone, They offer luxury suites, as well as self-catering cottages and backpacker-style hikers cabins. Whether you are joining us for one night off the track, or are staying for a week, we have an option to suit everyone. In combination with our award winning restaurant, the lodge is the premier wedding venue in the Sounds. Part of the beauty of this historic destination is the isolation - no roads lead to Furneaux Lodge. Here, the pace is easy and the atmosphere comfortable and relaxed. Explore the inlet kayaking, swimming, mountain biking and walking, or spend the day fishing, diving and dolphin watching.

Rates from $964 per night twin share

Few places on earth can match the unique natural setting of the Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki, located in the heart of the 2.7 million hectare South West New Zealand World Heritage Area, Te Wahipounamu (Maori translation: the place of greenstone jade). The lodge sits beside the Moeraki River, surrounded by towering rainforest near the pristine Tasman seacoast. From the comfort of this stylish nature lodge, join naturalist guides to explore the lakes, rivers, forests and seacoast and discover special birds, seals, and Fiordland crested penguins.

The lodge is a paradise for nature lovers and for those wanting a relaxing retreat away from the pressures of the modern world. Its relative proximity to Fox and Franz Josef also make it an ideal base to explore this famous glacier region. The all-inclusive tariff includes your choice of room type, full breakfast, 4-course gourmet dinner, use of lodge facilities, complimentary use of the guest laundry, satellite broadband, and free participation in the twicedaily shorter guided nature tours.

FRANZ JOSEF Westwood Lodge

Rates from $410 per night twin share

Nestled in the heart of New Zealand’s glacier region and only moments away from spectacular Franz Josef Glacier, the majestic Southern Alps, and World Heritage-listed Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Westwood Lodge is the ideal place to relax and unwind.

Set amidst a garden of native plantings with a backdrop of forest-clad hills, the views from every aspect soothe and inspire.

The lodge is architecturally styled to reflect the West Coast environment, with the warmth of natural timber throughout the interior. Superb facilities offer an experience of pure luxury – large open-plan super-king rooms with luxury en-suite bathrooms, a sumptuous guest lounge and bar with impressive fire and magnificent views, conservatory for enjoying the outdoors in any weather, billiards room, and a breakfast restaurant to start the day with something delicious. Enjoy the best of this wonderful region from the comfort of Westwood Lodge, for an unforgettable glacier getaway.

Rates from $225 per night twin share

Orari Bed & Breakfast offers boutique B&B accommodation and is ideally located in central Christchurch. Featuring 10 beautifully appointed suites, this lovely Grade 2 heritage listed grand Victorian home, built in the 1890s, has recently been totally restored and refurbished. While retaining its former elegance and original kauri framework, it is now complete with all the modern comforts of home. The rooms are sumptuous and spacious and guests have the use of the elegant private lounge and dining room as well as their own private entrance. It provides a full continental breakfast complete with free range bacon and eggs, off-street parking, guest laundry, and free Wi-Fi access.

Situated a 20-minute drive from Christchurch Airport, it is within easy walking distance of the Canterbury Museum, Botanic Gardens, Hagley Park, Casino, and plenty of cafés, restaurants and bars. Orari Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place to base yourself to explore the city and its many attractions and activities.

WANAKA Lime Tree Lodge

Rates from $371 per night twin share

Located near the vibrant alpine resort of Wanaka, Lime Tree Lodge offers a peaceful, luxurious retreat in the beautiful QueenstownLakes District. The country setting boasts uninterrupted, 360-degree mountain views, and the rustic exterior of the lodge opens up to a modern and stylish interior. Each guest room and suite is a restful haven, featuring fresh flowers, bathrobes and slippers, heated floors, and king-size beds clad in crisp cotton linen. French doors open to a spacious veranda and landscaped gardens.

This is the perfect destination for all seasons – relax in front of the roaring fire on a winter’s day, or soak up the sun by the pool during the summer months. A petanque court, croquet lawn, pitch-and-putt golf course and spa offer further opportunities for relaxation, and an on-site helipad provides guests with direct access to the region’s famous ski fields, glaciers and sounds. Lime Tree Lodge is renowned for its attentive hospitality and service, with special touches that will make your stay truly memorable.

ATATŪ PurePod

Rates from $605 per night twin share

A scenic 90-minute drive from Christchurch, perched high above the coastline on a historic Greta Valley sheep farm, the Atatū PurePod enjoys sweeping views and absolute serenity. In every direction there are stunning vistas – rolling hills dotted with sheep, snow-capped mountains, and sweeping sea views. Watching the sun rise from the water right in front of you is a magical way to start the day.

The PurePod is a totally immersive, totally private experience of your own slice of New Zealand landscape. Watch a winter storm roll in while sheltered in luxury, or bask in summer sunshine while relaxing on the deck. The isolation of the glass-walled cabin surrounded by nature – the sky, the hills, the sea – takes you to another world. The remote location is no impediment to luxury, and you will enjoy a restful sleep in a comfortable bed with crisp linen, a fabulous shower, flush toilet, cooking and eating equipment, and a telescope.

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LUXURY LODGES

Rates from $831 per night twin share

The Boatshed is situated on a sun-drenched bay on the island of Waiheke, just 35 minutes by ferry from downtown Auckland. This barefoot luxury hotel is inspired by the earl-1900s boatsheds that scatter the country’s shores. All seven guest rooms and suites are beautifully appointed and offer privacy, open fires, and panoramic sea views. The extensive kitchen gardens supply the chef with daily produce to accompany and highlight the best New Zealand has to offer, from the farm to the sea.

The lodge is geared around doing very little and the island itself invites you to rediscover the simple pleasures. Take a stroll along one of the many golden, sandy beaches, visit an eclectic mix of award-winning vineyards, dine at sophisticated al fresco restaurants, enjoy the vibrant village with its established arts and crafts studios, or simply read a book in the sun. Rates include full a la carte breakfast, use of all hotel facilities, non-alcoholic mini-bar, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Rates from $3,609 per night twin share

The lodge and world-class golf course on The Farm at Cape Kidnappers are set on a 6,000 acre sheep and cattle farm. The cluster of spacious cottages combine rustic and textured materials with stylish, modern furniture and open out onto large porches overlooking a stunning Pacific Ocean panorama. Each suite offers 5-star luxury accommodation and exceptional guest facilities. The main lodge features two dining rooms, a covered loggia, a lounge room, library, intimate sitting rooms and a wine cellar.

Designed by legendary golf architect Tom Doak, the golf course will challenge golfers of all skill levels. This spectacular golf course has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf and is currently ranked the 41st best golf course in the world by Golf Magazine. Your room tariff includes predinner drinks with hors d’oeuvres, a la carte dinner, full breakfast, complimentary mini-bar including domestic beers (excludes liquor and wine), and use of all lodge facilities (excluding golf course and spa treatments).

Rates from $1,731 per night twin share

Solitaire Lodge offers secluded luxury accommodation and attentive hosting from a spectacular lakeside location. Styled with comfort in mind, all 10 luxurious suites feature panoramic views of the glassy lake and magnificent volcano through grand picture windows. The subtle design brings the outdoors in, inviting you to unwind and soak up the peace and quiet of this tranquil setting. Renowned for its fine dining, Solitaire Lodge serves contemporary New Zealand cuisine prepared with fresh local produce and complemented by superb wines from selected vineyards.

Minutes from your doorstep you will discover secluded private bays, hot-water beaches and natural thermal hot springs beckoning you to soak in. Feeling adventurous? Embark on a scenic helicopter ride over volcanic peaks, skim across the lake in a kayak, or enjoy world-class trout fishing. Rates are based on a full board basis and include overnight accommodation, mini bar, pre-dinner drinks and canapes, five-course dinner, full country breakfast and light lunch. Complimentary use of kayaks, motorised dinghies and fishing gear is also included.

Rates from $2,047 per night twin share

Nestled under the foothills of the Remutaka Range and perched high on the clifftops above dramatic Palliser Bay, Wharekauhau Lodge lies in the heart of one of the most spectacular farms in the world. Built along the lines of an Edwardian country manner, Wharekauhau cuts an elegant figure as it presides over 5,500 acres of rolling pastureland. The accommodations are in 15 separate Cottage Suites dotted around the main lodge building. All feature super-king beds, open gas fireplaces, under floor heating, private verandahs, flat-screen televisions, iPod docking stations and Wi-Fi. The main lodge consists of a large country kitchen, wood-burning open fireplaces, formal dining room, wine cellar, games room, library, heated indoor swimming pool and gymnasium. Wharekauhau offers a range of on-site activities such as quad biking, cooking demonstrations, horse trekking, clay target shooting, archery, cellar tastings, tennis, and croquet … there is something for everyone, from relaxing to the adventurous. Rates include breakfast, pre-dinner drinks and canapés, and a four-course dinner.

*Rates include dinner and breakfast and will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling.

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Located at the top of the South Island in the midst of the world renown Marlborough Vineyards. Originally starting life in 1901 as a Convent. The building was sold and moved to its current location some 30 years ago, now sitting in 16 acres of stunning gardens surrounded by vineyards. The luxury boutique hotel has undergone complete renovations creating 10 rooms each unique in regards to shape, size and décor. The interiors are contemporary whilst also highlighting elements of its history making for a warm and enticing environment. With an abundance of space within the buildings a separate Chapel Bar and large outdoor fire to enjoy a cocktail by in the evenings it is the perfect place to relax With walking trails through gardens, vineyard, croquet, petanque, disc golf to palay and a heated outdoor swimming pool there is much to do. Onsite our signature restaurant “Harvest” serves an a la carte menu either on the large garden deck, or in one its welcoming dining rooms The Marlborough and Harvest combine to create the ultimate food & wine destination in NZ.

Annadale Coast Farm & Luxury Villas

Rates from $2,353 per night twin share

Nestled between the rolling hills of Banks Peninsula and the sparkling Pacific Ocean, the luxury villas on this working coastal farm feature award-winning architecture and unparalleled comfort. Enjoy exclusive use of the property you choose, where privacy, stunning scenery, and fresh air are guaranteed. Fresh and delicious produce is a hallmark of the Annandale experience, from a private chef dinner to cuisine created and delivered directly to your villa for enjoyment at your leisure.

The Seascape accommodation is an ultra-modern romantic retreat for two set above a picturesque private bay. From within, it seems as if you are floating on the open sea. Shepherd’s Cottage offers endless ocean and farmland views, an outdoor bath, and cosy open fire set in the renovated historic fireplace. Scrubby Bay is a magical and completely private retreat in a spectacular valley on the outer reaches of the property, overlooking the ocean and warmly embraced on both sides by the surrounding hills.

Rates from $957

With the Kaikoura Mountains to the west, the Pacific Ocean to the east, and deer all around, Hapuku Lodge is a 5-star Eco-Retreat nestled into a narrow coastal strip located just a few kilometres north of the township of Kaikoura, in one of the most beautiful places in the world. A contemporary country lodge, accommodation consists of five luxury tree houses set 30 feet (10 metres) up in the canopy of a native kanuka grove, four luxury lodge suites, and the Olive House suite.

Each tree house, clad in native wood and copper, shingles sits unobtrusively within the natural beauty of the environment. Huge windows open onto spectacular views of stately mountains and the surf-washed Pacific coastline. Rooms in the Lodge also offer stylish accommodation, breathtaking views, beautiful hand crafted furniture, tailor-made beds and mattresses, European-style bathrooms and raindrop showerheads. Wild game is a regular feature on the dinner menu along with crayfish (lobster) and other locally sourced seafood. Nightly tariff includes 3-course dinner and breakfast.

Rates from $337 per night twin share

Elegant, tranquil, luxurious, exclusive …. these are just some of the superlatives often used to describe Tin Tub Luxury Lodge in Wanaka. The unrestricted views over Lake Wanaka and its majestic peaks are simply breathtaking and seem to go on forever. Set high on the ridge, Trish and Barry have created the ultimate alpine hideaway where you can escape the hustle and bustle of a busy lifestyle.

The lodge offers beautifully decorated rooms, a guest lounge and library, an on-site tennis court, a heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna, gym and mountain bikes. Evening meals can be provided by prior arrangement and your hosts will be only too happy to help plan your time in Wanaka and recommend local activities and excursions. Upon arrival, guests are invited to relax and unwind, soak up the amazing views, enjoy a drink and try some of Trish’s home baking. In the morning savour a breakfast of fresh seasonal fruits, homemade breads and muffins, fresh eggs, tea, coffee and fruit juice.

Rates from $1,923 per night twin share

Just seven minutes from Queenstown lies the spectacularly located Matakauri Lodge. This stunning alpine lakeside retreat affords breathtaking views over Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Walter Peak, in one of the world’s most serenely beautiful landscapes. Stay in one of 12 stylishly furnished suites, each with its own private porch, bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace, walkin wardrobe, and bathroom with twin vanities and oversized bath tub. Four suites are classically located within the main lodge, with the remaining suites nestled in a native forest. As a Relais & Chateaux property, Matakauri Lodge offers a unique dining experience in a luxurious setting with the cuisine offered focused on showcasing local seasonal produce and food grown in the lodge's own vegetable garden. Room tariff includes pre-dinner drinks with hors d’oeuvres, seasonal gourmet dinner, full breakfast, complimentary mini-bar including domestic beers (excludes liquor and wine) and use of all lodge facilities excluding spa treatments.

SOUNDS Bay of Many Coves

Rates from $2,418 per night twin share

Set in the heart of the Marlborough Sounds, this luxury five-star resort hotel is nestled amid a rolling landscape of untouched native forest that meets the shoreline of the tranquil bay below. Renowned for dedication to an exceptional level of hospitality, you will find your every need met and every expectation exceeded. Arrival is by water or air only, as no road reaches this private sanctuary.

Enjoy some of the activities available in one of New Zealand’s finest outdoor playgrounds, or simply relax and refresh your spirit. Bespoke massage, therapies, and luxury beauty treatments are available during spring and summer. Swim in the heated outdoor pool or at one of the safe beaches, walk some of the tracks leading from the resort through 52 hectares of private wilderness, or cruise the pristine sounds. Savour world-class cuisine at the exclusive fine dining restaurant, private guest lounge, or welcoming waterfront café –each offering the finest fresh ingredients from the sea and land.

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AUCKLAND

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

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DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

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

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

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

Wanganui 454 km, 6 hrs 30 mins

Gisborne 416 km, 6 hrs 20 mins

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

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

Auckland City to Airport 25 km Paihia 240 km, 3
15 mins Thames 115 km, 1
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Waitomo 200 km, 2hr 30 mins
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Sudima Auckland Airport is an award-winning 4.5-star hotel set in a quiet location just 2.5kms from New Zealand’s main airport. As the country’s first carboNZero accredited hotel it exemplifies the best in sustainable architecture and systems along with world-class features, facilities and services.

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.

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).

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AUCKLAND CITY President Hotel

AUCKLAND CITY

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.

Suites Victoria

Immerse yourself in the city of Auckland while enjoying the comforts of our Ramada Suites by Wyndham Victoria Street West. Located right in the CBD and just a 2-minute walk from Sky City and just a short stroll to the Viaduct. All rooms come with air conditioning and tea/coffee making facilities. It is a great location for both business and leisure.

$301 $237 Studio Apt $263 $327 $263 One Bedroom Apt $346 $410 $346

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Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Superior $314 $267 $297 Executive $333 $324 $365 Extra Person $26 $45 $45 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Standard Double $140 $96 $140 Superior Queen $165 $114 $165 Quad Room $212 $154 $212 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Standard Room $217 $184 $217 Studio with Kitchen $233 $199
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BONUS: Children under 5yrs stay FREE!* BONUS: Children under 12yrs stay FREE!*
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Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Hotel Room $237

Hotel 7

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Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24

Guest Room $303 $233 $303

Hotel 9

The brand-new Holiday Inn Express Auckland City Centre is ideally situated on the corner of Wyndham and Albert Streets, in the heart of CBD Auckland. Featuring well-appointed rooms with everything guests need for a comfortable stay, from black-out blinds to high-quality bedding. At Holiday Inn Express Auckland, we give our guests the freedom to relax with unlimited fast WIFI and free Express Start Buffet Breakfast.

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Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24

Studio Room $315 $249 $326

PremiumStudioRoom $345 $279 $356

1 Bedroom Apt $402 $320 $414

AUCKLAND CITY AVANI Metropolis Auckland Residence

Self Contained

Avani Metropolis Auckland Residences offers inner-city hotel accommodation perfectly positioned in Auckland’s commercial precinct. Offering 1 and 2 bedroom suites, the hotel offers great city views and amenities including in-room laundry and kitchen facilities, indoor lap pool, gym, spa & sauna. The location is directly across from Albert Park and within the main shopping and dining district making it an ideal base from which to explore this vibrant city.

Per Room From Oct 22 – Mar 23 Apr 23 – Mar 24

One Bdrm Suite $282 $289

One Bdrm Superior Suite $308 $314

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AUCKLAND CITY SKYCITY Hotel

An urban oasis in the heart of the city, Rydges Auckland provides convenience and comfort for business and leisure travellers alike. With warm Kiwi hospitality, the hotel is in close proximity to the Sky Tower and a short stroll to the Viaduct Harbour and City Centre. Enjoy on-site facilities including The CUT restaurant and bar, 24-hour in-room dining and reception, free Wi-Fi and car parking.

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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.

Apr

Sep 23 Oct

Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24

Premium Room $265 $239 $277

Premium Suite $416 $366 $429

Extra person $76 $76 $76

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).

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Mar 23 Apr

AUCKLAND CITY Sudima Hotel Auckland City

Sudima Auckland City is a brand new 4.5-star hotel in the heart of the city. located within easy walking distance to Auckland’s waterfront and bustling shopping and entertainment precincts and opposite the New Zealand Convention Centre. Hotel offers a restaurant Lobby and rooftop bar with magnificent views over Auckland harbour.

Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24

Superior Harbour View Room $360 $322 $372

U Room King $371 $331 $382

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AUCKLAND CITY Heritage Auckland

35 Hobson Street. An iconic landmark hotel that is centrally located a short stroll to the waterfront, Queens Street, casino and Sky Tower. Our 172 rooms have air conditioning, Free Wi-Fi connection and suites come with fully equipped kitchens. The Hotel facilities consist of conference room, rooftop pool & Indoor lap pool, 2 gyms, spa pool, sauna, restaurant/bar, and 24 hour room service. Valet parking – charges apply.

Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24

Twin/Double $338 $258 $338

1 Bdrm Deluxe (1-2) $379 $297 $379

BONUS: Children under 14yrs stay FREE!*

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AUCKLAND CITY voco Auckland City Centre

The brand-new voco Auckland City Centre is set in the beating heart of Auckland CBD, moments from shopping and dining precincts, and a mere stroll to the waterfront. Guests will be impressed with spacious rooms and suites, all with expansive views, signature styling along with indulgent bedding, stylish bathrooms and thoughtful amenities. Glamorous rooftop venue Bar Albert boasts panoramic vistas, while cosy ground-floor trattoria Mozzarella & Co. serves Italian classics.

Queen Room $359 $269 $385

King Room $359 $257 $359

King Harbour view Room $385 $346 $449

*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.
One Bdrm Harbour Suite $359 $374 10
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AUCKLAND CITY CityLife Auckland
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$250 $330
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AUCKLAND CITY Adina Apartment Hotel
Located only 150m from Spark Arena and on the doorstep of the Britomart precinct with plenty of places to eat, drink, and shop at sophisticated boutiques. Near the ferry terminal for trips to Waiheke Island. Hotel offers 24-hour reception, complimentary WiFi, gym, car parking (fees apply), restaurant and bar, and wheelchair accessible accommodation and public areas.
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AUCKLAND CITY Rydges Hotel
Mar
Superior Room $264 $226 $278 Deluxe City View Room $296 $245 $312 Premium Harbour View King $329
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AUCKLAND CITY Travelodge Hotel Auckland Wynyard Quarter
Travelodge Hotel Wynyard Quarter Auckland sits at the heart of Auckland’s fast-developing Wynyard Quarter - home to one of New Zealand’s largest urban regeneration projects and the GridAKL innovation precinct for technology businesses. This seven-storey design-led hotel, with modern interiors and contemporary architecture, will offer travellers the choice of 154 rooms close to the must-do, must-see and must-eat places in and around central Auckland. The elegant North Wharf entertainment precinct is just a stone’s throw away.
AUCKLAND CITY Holiday Inn Express Auckland City
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Per Room From
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Queen Room $308 $231 $308
Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24
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Superior King Room $351 $292 $333
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AUCKLAND CITY Grand Millennium Auckland

AUCKLAND CITY Hotel Britomart

Hotel

Grand Millennium Auckland, superbly located in the city centre close to Queen Street and Viaduct Harbour. You will appreciate being situated in the very heart of cosmopolitan Auckland with some of the city’s finest dining, shopping and entertainment venues at your doorstep. Take advantage of quality facilities during your stay, whether it’s enjoying a swim in the heated indoor pool or savouring a delicious teppanyaki meal at Katsura Japanese Restaurant.

Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24

Superior Room $272 $276 $314

Club Room $432 $455 $494

Extra Person $51 $77 $77

AUCKLAND CITY The Grand by SkyCity

Hotel

Soulful, smart and contemporary, The Hotel Britomart welcomes guests to Britomart, the vibrant centre of downtown waterfront Auckland. Still and calm, the 99 rooms and five beautiful suites at The Hotel Britomart pair simple elegance with the luxury of tactile materials. The Hotel Britomart is at the centre of a dynamic nine-block precinct of plant-lined streets, historic warehouses and the city’s best shopping and eating.

Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24

Laneway Room $364 $300 $377

Galway Room $383 $319 $396

AUCKLAND CITY Swiss Belsuites Victoria Park

Hotel

Centrally-located, just minutes from the Business district a short walk away from waterfront, shopping, arts and award-winning restaurants and bars. The 40 Suite rooms are perfect for providing the traveller space, superior comfort and amenities – each suite has open plan living, dining area, fully equipped kitchen. The Suites are light-filled, smart, nicely relaxed, many feature a balcony with stunning views of Harbour Bridge and the Cityscape. Secured parking available.

Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24

Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24

Grand Room $366 $303 $341 Grand Harbour View $442 $341 $391

AUCKLAND CITY QT Auckland

Hotel

Our eyes spied the sparkling harbour and we took dramatic style notes from nature. Rare beauty is celebrated in bold design that’s strikingly off the wall. Home to internationally renowned Chef Sean Connolly, sip pretty at the rooftop bar, or recharge in QT Aucklands 150 rooms and suites. Discovery awaits, as textures and hues.

One Bedroom $378 $378 $391

Two Bedroom $455 $455 $468

AUCKLAND CITY Stamford Plaza Auckland

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 world-class 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 Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24

Superior Room $385 $288 $397

Executive Room $442 $346 $455

Executive Suite $628 $545 $647

AUCKLAND CITY Hotel De Brett

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 Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24

Boutique

Hotel

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.

Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24

Classic Room $476 $401 $501

Superior Room $540 $439 $551

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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. 19
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AUCKLAND CITY Fable Auckland
Luxury Room $613 $343 $489 Hotel 23
Classic Room $413 $267 $413 Superior Room $492 $305 $451
Three Bedroom $923 $910 $923

AJ HACKETT

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

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

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

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

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

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

ALL BLACKS EXPERIENCE

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

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

General Admission $48 $29 $125

WETA WORKSHOP UNLEASHED

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

Operated by AJ Hackett

FINE WINE TOURS

Sample a premium cheeseboard selection of NZ's finest cheeses, while taking in a leisurely Half Day West Auckland Wine Tour. Three premium Auckland winery tastings as well as enjoy a superb country Café lunch plus sightseeing. Includes 3 winery tastings, Gourmet selection of fine NZ cheeses to accompany 2 of 3 tastings, Country Café lunch, detailed wine tasting notes, bottled mineral water.

Per Person

½ Day Coast & Country Wine & Cheese Tour

$307

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

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

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

Operated by Weta Workshop Adult

Wētā Workshop Unleashed (1.5 hours) 15+yrs* $51

Wētā Workshop Unleashed + Creative Workshops Combo (2.5 hours), 12+ years and above only $81

*Family and child pricing available.

SKY TOWER

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

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

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

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

Adult Child

General Admission (Child: 6-14yrs) $44 $44

Orbit Dinner (Child: 4-14yrs) $106 $45

Adult Child Skywalk 360 (Child 10-15yrs) $154 $123 SkyJump (Child 10-15yrs) $231 $180 Look and Leap Combo - SkyWalk and SkyJump $292 $292 Auckland Bridge Climb (Child 7-14yrs) $133 $92 Auckland Bridge Bungy (Child 10-14yrs) $169 $138
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AMERICA’S CUP SAILING AND AUCKLAND HARBOUR CRUISING

Explore Group offer world class sailing and dining options on Auckland’s beautiful Waitemata Harbour. All options include informative commentary and a hands-on opportunity to steer the yacht.

America’s Cup Sailing Experience – An absolute must do in the City of Sails. Take the helm to steer on course or work hard on the grinders to hoist the mainsail during this hands on sailing adventure on board a real America’s Cup yacht. No previous experience necessary. Departs daily 1.00pm (summer) and 2.00pm Sat & Sun (winter).

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

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

Operated by Explore Limited

Adult Child (5-15yrs)

Harbour Sailing Cruise $95 $58

Dinner Cruise $144 $95

America’s Cup Sailing Experience $183 $130

BUSH AND BEACH DAY TOURS

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full-Day Coromandel – Experience Coromandel Peninsula with its mountainous, forest-covered backbone, sheltered bays, coves and stunning coastlines. Tour includes the Driving Creek Railway, Kauri trees, Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove and delicious café lunch. Departs: 7am, returns 7.15pm.

AUCKLAND 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.

Adult Child (under 15yrs)

General Admission (GA) $27 $13

GA + Highlights Tour $46 $23

Adult Child

Half Day Auckland City Revealed (Child: 2-11yrs) $92 $46

Half Day Wilderness Experience (Child: 2-11yrs) $179 $90

Full Day Best of Both Worlds (Child: 2-11yrs) $262 $131

Full Day Hobbiton Express (Child: 4-14yrs) $333 $179

Full-Day Hobbiton and Waitomo $405 $203

Full-Day Coromandel $415 $208

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FULLERS 360 EXPERIENCES & CRUISES

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

Rangitoto Island Return Ferry - The island of Rangitoto, situated in Aucklands Hauraki Gulf, is an easy 30-minute cruise from downtown Auckland via Devonport. This dormant volcano is possibly the most recognisable icon of the Auckland region and a mustdo day out for locals and visitors alike. Visitors can walk to the summit in approximately one hour, taking time to pause at lookouts along the way. Alternatively, you could book on the Volcanic Explorer Road Train for an easy ride to the top.

Rotoroa Island - Rotoroa Island is a unique arts, heritage and conservation island nestled among a chain of islets off Waiheke's east coast only a 75 minute ferry ride away from downtown Auckland. Rotoroa is easy to traverse in a day, so bring your walking shoes, pack a picnic and explore the island - or simply relax with a swim at one of four beautiful beaches.

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 (4-11yrs)

Auckland City and West Coast Tour with a Māori guide $264 $132

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!

Adult Child (8-16yrs) Family (2AD + 2CH under 16) EcoZip Experience (no ferry) $132 $81 $380

AUCKLAND HISTORIC BAR TOURS

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

• Three hour professionally hosted and guided tour

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

TE WAO NUI - THE LIVING REALM AT AUCKLAND ZOO

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

Adult Child

General Admission $25 $13

General Admission & Guided Walking Tour $50 $35

Adult Child (5-15yrs) Taste of Waiheke $212 $212 Rangitoto Island Return Ferry $41 $21 Rotoroa Island $87 $49 Per Person Craft Beer Tour $139
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WAIHEKE ISLAND Onetangi Beach Apartments

Located adjacent to the white sands and safe swimming waters of beautiful Onetangi Beach. The largest range of holiday accommodation on Waiheke Island, voted 5th best region in the world by Lonely Planet. Studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom self-contained apartments to suit all budgets. Restaurants, bars and bus stop within 5 minutes walk, and close to vineyards, parks and golf club.

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Watermark Studio Apartments

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.

WAIHEKE ISLAND Delamore 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.

WAIHEKE ISLAND Waiheke Island Motel

Waiheke Island Motel is conveniently located in the heart of the populated western end of Waiheke Island. The Fullers passenger ferry terminal is a 10 minute drive, the Sealink vehicle ferry is a 5 minute drive, and it is on the main bus route. The motel is also within an easy 10 minute drive of 10 of the island's most beautiful beaches, including busy Oneroa beach, pretty Palm Beach, and the long beach at Onetangi. Many vineyards, restaurants, and local activities are also a short drive (or bus trip) away.

Per Room From Oct 22 – Mar 23 Apr 23 – Mar 24

INCLUDES: Pre-dinner drinks with canapés, gourmet breakfasts, ferry

transfers

SCENIC FLIGHTS

Waiheke Buzz Around

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

Duration: 30 minutes, min 2 people to operate

Fly & Dine

Enjoy views of the beautiful scenery and local landmarks before arriving at the Waiheke Wings base on Waiheke Island. Visit Peacock Sky Vineyard, where you can sit back, unwind and enjoy the luxurious surroundings. A deluxe winetasting of five wines will be provided and small tasters to accompany the beverages will also be served. Take to the sky's one last time for your return flight to your chosen airfield. With lots of tranquil waters and white sandy beaches surrounding you, this unique experience will surpass your expectations.

Duration: Full-day tour including transfers.

Operated by Island Aviation/Waiheke Wings

Waiheke Buzz Around - per person $151

Fly & Dine - 2 people from $762

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Garden Studio $185 $203 One Bedroom Cottage $256 $282 Two Bedroom Family Unit $297 $327

ESSENCE OF WAIHEKE WINE ZIP, WINE AND DINE

Soar through the treetops of Waiheke Island on a three-course zipline tour with aerial views of the beautiful Hauraki Gulf. Your 3-hour tour of Waiheke starts with an overview of the idyllic island by minivan before you zipline above the trees and ends with a gentle interpretive bush walk. Tour numbers are limited to ensure a more personalized experience in a small group.

Highlights: Waiheke highlights mini-tour, taking in the island’s beaches, vineyards bays and multimillion-dollar homes, Three giant, dual, ziplines allowing you to fly side-be-side with a friend over the forest canopy. Waiheke is famous for its food and wine, so after an exciting morning you'll be ready for lunch at the award-winning Stonyridge Vineyard. Tour the beautiful winery, and taste wines as well as a delicious light lunch before you depart for Rangihoua Estate; home to another Waiheke staple – olive oil.

Duration: 7 Hours, Daily departures.

Operated by Ecozip Adventures Per Person Zip, Wine and Dine

Enjoy a memorable day on a picturesque island, tasting the wines and local delicacies which have made Waiheke world-renowned. Personalised inspirational tours highlighting the very best of Waihekewine, olive oils, great food, scenery and art with passion and enthusiasm. Daily shared group tours (max. 18 people) and private tours available

Known as ‘New Zealand’s Island of Wine’, Waiheke has become home to a dedicated group of award-winning wine producers. With a unique micro-climate and the winemakers’ philosophy of “small is beautiful”, Waiheke has produced some of New Zealand’s most prestigious wines. On this tour, you will visit three of Waiheke’s top vineyards and sample a range of their wines. Along the way enjoy a commentated scenic drive, learning about the Island’s history, geography, people and culture from your knowledgeable local guide. After your wine tasting experience sit back, relax and enjoy a lunch and a glass of Waiheke wine or beer at a local favourite before heading back to the ferry or your accommodation.

Operated by Ananda Wine Tours Per Person

Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour $221

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NORTHLAND & THE BAY OF ISLANDS

DRIVING DISTANCES:

AUCKLAND TO: Paihia via East Coast 240km, 3 hrs 20 mins

Paihia via West Coast 370km, 5 hrs 30 mins

Whangarei 167km, 2 hrs 15 mins

WHANGAREI TO: Paihia 66km, 1 hr

SPECIAL EVENTS:

06 Feb 2023 – Waitangi Day

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

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

» 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.

BIRTHPLACE OF THE NATION

Home to our most important historic site, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where Māori and Pākehā signed Aotearoa’s founding document. This region is a subtropical paradise of unspoiled natural beauty rich in history and culture.

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

» 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.

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PAIHIA Paihia Pacific Resort

Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel is an affordable hotel with a unique character that offers a perfect haven for holidays, conferences, functions, or just relaxing and enjoying the peaceful surroundings. Only a short 150m stroll from the beach and a five minute walk from the town centre, the hotel is perfectly placed to enjoy the many activities that lie beyond in the beautiful Bay Of Islands. * Lodge Closed Jun - Sep.

PAIHIA Copthorne Hotel & Resorts Bay of Islands

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

PAIHIA Blue Pacific Apartments

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

PAIHIA Sea Spray Suites

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.

PAIHIA Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

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

PAIHIA Edgewater Palms

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

PAIHIA Paihia Beach Resort and Spa

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

RUSSELL Arcadia Lodge

This historic early 20th century house and boutique Russell B&B accommodation is a Bay of Islands landmark, sitting in a magnificent position looking out over Russell's tranquil Matauwhi Bay. Only a short stroll from the village centre with its cafes, restaurants, and boutique shopping. Minimum Stays are 2 nights stay and breakfast included.

OMAPERE The Heads Hokianga Hotel

Set in manicured gardens at the edge of Hokianga Harbour, this accommodation is ideally located to explore Northland’s stunning west coast. Beachfront rooms are a minute’s stroll from the shore, and rooms with balconies offer magnificent views of the harbour and sand dunes. Amenities include a restaurant and bar, swimming pool, WiFi, and car parking. Our Luxury villas designed for couples and private retreats, each featuring a courtyard, outdoor spa pool and shower, and tastefully landscaped gardens. Experience the very best in comfort with gorgeous bathrooms, plush super king beds, a fireplace for cool evenings, and a Nespresso machine for the perfect brew. A relaxing getaway, all year round.

The New Zealand Book 2023 - 24 | North America | New Zealand Dollars NORTHLAND & THE BAY OF ISLANDS *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 Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23* Oct 23 –Mar 24 Standard $199 $108 $154 Superior $199 $173 $205 Premium $173 $148 $179 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Standard Garden view Room $163 $154 $186 Superior Harbour View Room $188 $179 $212 Superior Seaview Room $227 $218 $250 Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Apr 24 1 Bedroom $278 $250 $278 2 Bedroom (1-4) $278 $250 $278 3 Bedroom (1-6) $576 $495 $576 Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May 23 –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 1 Bdrm Standard $385 $346 $423 1 Bdrm Sea View $538 $385 $592 2 Bdrm Pool View (1-2) $641 $385 $705 Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23–Apr 24 Poolside Studio $572 $353 $572 1 Bdrm Superior $639 $420 $639 2 Bdrm Apart (1-4) $707 $487 $707 Per Room From Oct 22 –15 Apr 23 16 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Standard $249 $169 $262 Superior $286 $196 $301 Deluxe $308 $223 $324 Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 1 Bdrm Deluxe $228 $184 $228 1 Bdrm Premium $325 $263 $325 2 Bdrm Deluxe (1-4) $329 $269 $332 Self Cont Hotel Self Cont Self Cont Self Cont Hotel Self Cont 1 3 5 7 6 4 2 NOTE: 24 Dec – 11 Jan surcharges apply NOTE: Minimum 2 nights stay. Note: Includes full gourmet breakfast. NOTE: Surcharges apply 16 Dec - 15 Jan BONUS: Free Wifi
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BAY OF ISLANDS

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

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

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

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

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

Adult Child (5-13yrs)

Hole in the rock Cruise (Tour FGS-HIR) $130 $65

OCEAN ADVENTURE

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

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

Adult Child (5-13yrs)

Ocean Adventure ( Tour ENZ-OAC) $130 $65

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 ion 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. Take in the amazing Hole in the Rock and stop over on a secluded island for a scenic walk, swim or just relax.

Departs: Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sun Oct to Mar from Paihia at 10am, returns at 5pm. Russell departures at 10 mins earlier.

Adult Child (5-13yrs)

The Cream Trip (Tour FGS-SC) $168 $84

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

Adult Child (5-13yrs)

Cape Regina & Ninety Mile beach (Tour FGS-CRW) $159 $79

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CRUISING THE POOR KNIGHT ISLANDS

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

Operated by Dive Tutukaka

Adult Child (2-15yrs)

The ‘Perfect Day’ $235 $132

BAREFOOT SAILING

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

Adult Child Sundowner Evening Cruise $82 $67

TAIAMAI TOURS

The Bay of Islands is home to Taiamai Tours Heritage Journeys. Departing from the Waitangi Bridge journey up river on a 50 FT double hull Maori Waka (War canoe) our unique and culturally authentic Maori experience provides a rare and unique insight into our ancient tribal customs, rituals and traditions. Our Qualmark endorsed Waka voyages are a perfect combination of eco tourism and interactive cultural encounters.

MANEA FOOTPRINTS OF KUPE

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

Adult Child (0-16yrs)

The Manea Experience $67 $12 $123

The Manea Experience & Footprints of Waipoua Combo $164 $46 -

BAY OF ISLANDS SCENIC FLIGHTS

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

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

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

Operated by Salt Air

Per Person

Helicopter Hole in the Rock Flight (20 mins) $277

Helicopter Hole in the Rock Landing (35 mins) $430

Heli Cruise Island Escape $521

Half Day Cape Reinga Aeroplane Fly/Drive Tour $472

FOOTPRINTS WAIPOUA

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

Adult Child (5-15yrs)

Twilight Encounter (4 hours) $101 $43

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UNIQUE AND UNSPOILED

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

THE COROMANDEL

DRIVING DISTANCES:

AUCKLAND TO:

Thames 110km, 1 hr 30 mins

THAMES TO:

Rotorua 164km, 2 hrs 30 mins

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

WHITIANGA TO:

Whangamata 81km, 1 hr 20 mins

Napier 418km, 5 hrs 20 mins

Wellington 651km, 8 hrs 20 mins

SPECIAL EVENTS:

23-27 Nov 2022 - Repco Beach Hop

30 Dec 2022 - Tairua Wine & Food Festival

01-16 April 2023 - Echo Walking Festival

Sep 2023 - Trail Trilogy

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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COROMANDEL TOWN Anchor Lodge Motel

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 Oct 22 –Feb 23 Mar –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24

Studio $210 $199 $255

Spa Suite $269 $250 $354

2 Bedroom (1-5) $410 $353 $417

WHITIANGA Oceans Resort Whitianga

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Nestled on the western shore of beautiful Mercury Bay, only a stone’s throw from the golden sands of Buffalo Beach. A short stroll from the ferry, marina, and town centre, and only a 35-minute drive from Hot Water Beach. Thermal springs and day spa are right next door through a private walkway. Amenities include heated swimming pool, children’s playground, laundry, private balconies, and tennis court.

Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 AprSep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24

1 Bdrm Apt** $365 $281 $319

2 Bdrm Apt (1-4)** $442 $345 $383

3 Bdrm Apt (1-6) $622 $473 $512 **

WHITIANGA Admiralty Lodge Whitianga

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.

Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 AprSep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24

Studio Apartment $285 $276 $313

One Bedroom $296 $288 $326

Extra Person $36 $40 $40

PAUANUI Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge

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Set amongst trees, gardens, and open spaces, within easy walking distance of the harbour, ocean beach, bush walks, golf course, and shopping centre. Selfcontained 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 Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24

1 Bedroom (1-2) $231 $205 $246

2 Bedroom (1-4) $340 $308 $212

Extra Person $45 $45 $45

WAIHI Waihi Beach Paradise Resort

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Waihi Beach Paradise Resort provides excellent luxury and boutique accommodation. Our two units offer a 10m year-round heated pool, two spa pools and is across the road to the 9km white sand beach. This quiet street is where cyclists out number cars yet just four minute drive to the local village area where over ten cafes and award winning eating establishments can be found.

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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.

23 Oct 23 –Apr 24

Luxury Unit $410 $390 $431

Boutique Cottage $410 $390 $431

Extra Person $92 $92 $92

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Per Room From Oct 22 – Mar 23 Apr – Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Tree Hut Chalet B&B $477 $330 $525 Bush Chalet B&B $515 $372 $567 Toi Toi Apt B&B $669 $542 $736 PAUANUI Grand Mercure Puka Park Hotel 2 night minimum stay 20 Dec – 20 Jan The New Zealand Book 2023 - 24 | North America | New Zealand Dollars THE COROMANDEL 61

NATURE EXPERIENCE, GLOWWORMS AND COASTAL TOUR

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

CATHEDRAL COVE SEA KAYAKING

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

Duration: 3 hours (2-2.5 hours paddle time) Departs: 8.45am & 1.30pm Sep – Apr, 9.30am & 1pm May-Aug. Trips depart Hahei Beach (35-minute drive south of Whitianga) or arrange a shuttle service from the Whitianga Ferry Landing at an extra cost for ferry and shuttle Service.

EYEFULL TOWER RAIL TOUR

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

GLASS BOTTOM BOAT SCENIC CRUISES

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

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

Duration: 2 hours. Suitable for all ages.

Adult Child (5 -15yrs) The Cathedral Cove Classic Tour $149 $97 Operated by Driving Creek Railway Adult Child (4-16yrs) EyeFull Tower Rail Tour $40 $19 Zipline $141 $99 Adult Child (3-15yrs) Family (2 AD + 2 CH) The Cathedral Cove Classic Tour $123 $72 $349 Operated by Kiwi Dundee Adventures Adult Child (5-11yrs) Nature Experience, Glowworms and Coastal Tour $314 $157 THE COROMANDEL The New Zealand Book 2023 - 24 | North America | New Zealand Dollars 62

WAIKATO & WAITOMO

MIDDLE EARTH MOVIE MAGIC MEETS SUBTERRANEAN WONDERS.

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

DRIVING DISTANCES:

HAMILTON TO:

Auckland 126 kms, 1 hr 50 mins

Matamata 63kms, 50 minutes

Waitomo 75 kms, 1 hr

Rotorua 108 kms, 1 hr 35 mins

Wellington 532 kms 6 hrs 30 mins

WAITOMO TO:

Auckland 200 kms, 2 hrs 45 mins

Rotorua 166 kms, 2 hrs 20 mins

Wellington 455 kms, 5 hrs 45 min

SPECIAL EVENTS:

30 Nov- 03 Dec 2022 – Fieldays

Sep 2023 – International Hobbit Day

Jan- 22 Jan 2023 – HSBC NZ Sevens 01-31 July 2023 – FIFA Womens World Cup

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

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

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

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

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

» Blue Springs - Te Waihou WalkwayNZ’s purest water spring and stunning riverside walk

» Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari –NZ’s largest Mainland ecological ‘island’.

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

» Waikato River Trails - over 100km of cycle trails taking in five lakes and four hydro dams

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

» Mangapohue Natural Bridge, remains of an ancient cave system which now stands as a dramatic natural bridge, Waitomo.

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Hobbiton Movie Set

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

Heartland Ambassador Hotel Hamilton

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

Ramada by Wyndham, Hamilton

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

We offer uninterrupted rural views from our working lifestyle farm, just a short distance to Matamata township and the Hobbiton Movie Set. Feel free to interact with the friendly farm animals, walk the pastures or relax under the Unwind and soak in the scenery of rolling pastures, Kaimai ranges, stunning sunsets and star gazing from your private courtyard, or the rustic table and chairs nestled within one of the lush green pastures.

Holiday Park Hotel Hotel Boutique MaySep 23 Oct 23–Mar 24 $218 $256 $179 $218 $64 $74 May –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Apr 24 $181 $197 $195 $211 $209 $225 Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr 23 –Mar 24 $242 $268 $256 $281 Standard Room $173 $185 Superior Room $205 $217 Extra Person $51 $54 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23–Mar 24 Studio Incl Breakfast $333 $317 $354 BONUS: Free unlimited WiFi New Plymouth Te Kuiti Hamilton Thames Pokeno Paeroa Taumarunui Hawera Ohakune Turangi Waiouru Tokoroa Taihape Waitomo Caves Otorohanga Cambridge Mangakino Ngaruawahia Morrinsville Wanganui National Park Tongariro National Park Lake Taupo Matamata WAIKATO & WAITOMO The New Zealand Book 2023 - 24 | North America | New Zealand Dollars 64

LEGENDARY BLACK WATER RAFTING

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

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

HOBBITON MOVIE SET TOURS

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

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

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

Adult Child (9-16yrs) Infant (0-8yrs)

Movie Set Tour – ex Shires Rest $91 $45 -

Second Breakfast Tour $153 $102 $51

WAITOMO CAVES

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

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

Per Person

The Black Labyrinth $163

The Black Abyss $279

SANCTUARY MOUNTAIN MAUNGATAURARI

Come and experience for yourself the New Zealand environment the way it used to be – an ancient, vibrant pest-free forest alive with native wildlife including many of New Zealand’s rarest and most endangered , insects, birds and fish. Step through the pest-proof gate into another world where ancient forest towers majestically above well maintained walking tracks and the air is filled with birdsong.

Enjoy a variety of hikes and bush walks around our eco sanctuary, take a guided tour or nature walk and learn about why this conservation project is

so special.

Visitor Centre open 7 days (excluding Christmas day)

Guided Tours run Tuesday – Friday & Sunday

Dusk and speciality tours scheduled throughout the year

Wetland and forest enclosures

• 5km of walking tracks

Adult Child Sanctuary Explorer Pass (self-guided) $35 $15

Adult Child (4-14yrs)

Waitomo Glowworm Caves $59 $27

Ruakuri Caves $84 $32

Waitomo & Ruakuri Caves Combo $94 $42

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: 1.25 hours. Tours leave Tuesday and Thursday at 11am. Bookings outside of these hours can be arranged with 48 hours’ notice. Minimum of two people.

Adult Child (6-14yrs)

Hamilton Gardens Guided tour of Enclosed Gardens (Free for chidren under 5yrs) $21 $13

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

Welcome to Te Moananui ā Toi (the Coastal Bay of Plenty) – a region of friendly faces and beautiful places, where the warmth of our climate is surpassed only by the manaakitanga (welcome) of our people. The Coastal Bay of Plenty stretches from Waihi Beach to Ohope along the Pacific Coast Highway. It’s in this region’s nature to impress, inspire and excite you.

BAY OF PLENTY & GISBORNE

DRIVING DISTANCES:

TAURANGA TO: Auckland 205 kms, 2 hrs 55 mins

Whakatane 96 kms, 1 hr 30 mins

GISBORNE TO

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

Opotiki direct via SH2 145 kms, 2 hrs

SPECIAL EVENTS:

29-31 Dec 2022 – Rhythm & Vines

28-29 Jan 2023 – One Love Festival

24 Mar-02 Apr 2023 – Flavours of Plenty Festival

April 2023 – 60th National Jazz Festival

Sep 2023 – Zespri AIMS games

Oct 2023 – First Light Wine & Food Festival

14 July 2023 – Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival - Matariki

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

» 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.

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

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

» Superb Tuna and Marlin fishing and diving.

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

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

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

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around the base or breathtaking views from the top. Each room has a private balcony or patio.

include a 15-metre lap pool, hot pool, gym, sauna, guest laundry, WiFi access, accessible rooms, and secure car parking.

GISBORNE Bella Vista Gisborne

From the moment you arrive you'll enjoy the convenience of being located in close proximity to the Gisborne CBD for business, shops, entertainment and other activities. At Bella Vista Gisborne we cater for all your business and recreational needs.

French Country House

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.

Awa Motel

Nestled between the Whakatāne 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

GISBORNE Portside Hotel

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.

*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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THE NEW ZEALAND TRILOGY

Waitomo Glowworm Caves have collaborated with Hobbiton and Te Puia to create a unique trilogy that combines some of the best sightseeing that the North Island of New Zealand has to offer. Package includes: Discover Waitomo (Waitomo Glowworm Caves + Ruakuri Cave), Hobbiton Movie Set and Te Puia (Geyser by Night)

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 Gesyer 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.

Hobbiton tour allow 1 hour, 50 mins. Geyser by Night 2 hours. Waitomo Glowworm Caves tour allow 45 mins and Ruakuri Cave tour allow 2 hours (allow a minimum of 3 hours, 30 mins to complete both tours)

Operated by Te Puia

Adult Child (5-15yrs) Family (2AD+2CH)

Trilogy Self-Drive Package $297 $199 $803

HOBBITON MOVIE SET TOURS

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

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

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

Adult Child (9-16yrs) Infant (0-8yrs)

Movie Set Tour - ex Shires Rest $91 $45 -

Evening Banquet Tour $204 $166 $107

MOUTOHORĀ: ISLAND SANCTUARY

REEF ECOLOGY TOUR

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

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

Duration: Allow 2 hours to complete your reef tour.

Operated by Dive Tatapouri

Adult Child (0-15yrs) Family (2AD+2CH)

Reef Ecology Tour $62 $21 $133

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 $149

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

Operated by Ngati Awa Tourism Adult Child (8-15yrs)

Moutohorā: Island Sanctuary Tour $136 $62

BAY EXPLORER

Your Half Day Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise begins as you’re welcomed aboard the Bay Explorer at Tauranga waterfront jetty. You will spend the cruise exploring the pristine Bay of Plenty coastline and islands where we will showcase the amazing diversity of marine wildlife including dolphins swimming along side our vessel. Watch seasonal seabirds, penguins, seals, whales, sunfish, school fish, sharks, orca...even turtles!

Our dolphin & wildlife cruise is tailored to those wanting a genuine kiwi experience in nature. It’s a story about our human intrigue with amazing marine animals and their habitat. Participate by searching on the large top deck for that once in a lifetime wildlife encounter. We have limited our passenger numbers for comfort and to enable a more personal experience. Our large spacious boat is also ideal for families. The Captain and experienced crew lust to share their marine knowledge with you and will provide fascinating commentary and point out all that they see so you won’t miss a thing. A shared lifetime experience. Don’t forget your camera as we are able to get up close to wildlife, making it a photographer’s dream. You will return to Tauranga by 2:00pm so you will have the rest of the day to explore our beautiful region, the Bay of Plenty, or continue your travels!

Adult Child (5-15yrs) Infant (4yrs & under)

Half Day Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise $179 $67 $26

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THE VOLCANIC LAKE DISTRICT OF THE NORTH ISLAND

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

ROTORUA

DRIVING DISTANCES:

ROTORUA TO:

Auckland 229kms, 3 hours

Paihia 454kms, 6 hours

Thames 152kms, 2 hours

Hamilton 108kms, 1 hr 30 mins

Napier 215kms – 2 hrs 45 mins

Taupō 80kms, 1 hour

Wellington 450kms, 5 hr 35 mins

Hicks Bay 283kms, 4 hrs 13 mins

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

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

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

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

» Thermal beaches: Where else can you can enjoy a warm soak and cook 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.

FACT FILE SPECIAL EVENTS: 05-13 Nov 2022 – Crankworx 05-06 Nov 2022 – Rotorua Walking Festival 11 Mar 2023 – Xterra Rotorua Festival Oct 2023 – Whaka 100 Oct 2023 – Rotorua Bike Festival
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Whakarewarewa Living Māori Village. Credit: Tamaki Māori Village

ROTORUA Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park

Situated in a relaxing park-like grounds, the closest holiday park to the internationally renowned mountain bike tracks in Whakarewarewa Forest.

Conveniently located only a short drive from the city, and within walking distance of Puhutu Geyser. On-site facilities include mineral pools, kids play area and bike track, gas BBQ’s, tennis courts and laundry.

Sudima Lake Rotorua sits right on the shore of the mystical lake with breath-taking vistas across the water. This well-appointed home away from home is just a short stroll from the vibrant town centre and Energy Events Centre. It has all the facilities and features you’d expect from a 4-star hotel, as well as a few that set it apart.

Arawa Park Hotel Rotorua boasts panoramic views over Arawa Racecourse is within an easy walk of the CBD, Convention Centre and Whakarewarewa Geysers.

Renowned for having the largest hotel rooms in the city, the hotel offers 135 stylish guest rooms including 5 Spa Suites with corner bath, and most with a private balcony. Onsite, dine at the Atrium Restaurant featuring modern kiwi cuisine with 24 hour room service, free WiFi, the gym and parking.

Centrally located only a fiveminute stroll from the city centre, this boutique hotel offers modern facilities and comfortable rooms. Free Continental breakfast, spa baths in many rooms, complimentary WiFi, boutique café menu and room service, tepid outdoor swimming pool, spa, bike storage and wash, family friendly rooms, kids’ play areas, and free parking.

Firmly established as a Rotorua favourite, Aura Accommodation has all your needs covered. Central location, geothermal mineral pools, heated outdoor pool, free bikes, and a strong emphasis on sustainability. With air conditioned units, Sky TV and Netflix available, there’s room for everyone to sit back and relax.

Offering comfort, hospitality and exceptional dining options, this beautifully preserved historic hotel overlooks the Government Gardens and is a short walk to the city centre, the lake and nearby geothermal attractions. With an onsite bar, restaurants, courtyard and thermal pools, this is the ideal place to stay.

OLD TAUPO RD 5 5 5 AMOHAU STREET LAKE ROAD SALA STREET Rugby Park Wildlife Sanctuary Pourakau Bay Te Ruapeka Bay Rotorua Hospital Arikikapakapa Golf Course FROUDE ST WARD AVE Arawa Park Racecourse RANOLF ST TENGAERD SALAAVENUE Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kawaha Point Ohinemutu Kuirau Park Government Gardens Lake Rotorua HEMORD OLD TAUPORD OLD TAUPO RD OLD TAUPO RD FENTON ST FENTON ST RANOLF ST KING ST MILLER ST TUTANEKAI ST RANGIURU ST AMOHIA ST ARAWA ST LYTTON ST SUNSETRD RIRISTTALLYHOSTVIEWRD CLAYTONRD MARGUERITA ST MAIDA VALE ST To Airport Glenholme Fairy Springs Koutu 30 30 30 A 30 A 7 8 3 1 2 10 9 11 15 Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve 30 Hillcrest VICTORIA ST TENGAERD TI ST DEVON ST SOPHIA ST WHAKAUE ST LAKERD MALFROY RD PERERIKA ST 14 12 5 4 6 13 ROTORUA The New Zealand Book 2023 - 24 | North America | New Zealand Dollars *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events.
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ROTORUA Jet Park Hotel ROTORUA Princes Gate Hotel ROTORUA Sudima Lake Rotorua
Accommodation
Per Room From Oct 22 –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Powered Site $63 $67 Standard Cabin $95 $101 Motel $162 $173 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Aug 23 Sep 23 –Mar 24 Superior Room $191 $201 $241 Deluxe Spa $227 $239 $277 Extra Person $49 $48 $48 Per Room From Nov 22 –Apr 23 MayOct 23 Nov 23 –Apr 24 Studio $191 $188 $212 1 Bedroom Unit $217 $214 $237 Family Studio (1-2) $217 $221 $242 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Standard $205 $203 $226 Superior $226 $226 $248 Extra Person $32 $35 $35 Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Apr 24 Classic Room $250 $212 $263 Estate Room $314 $250 $333 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4) $410 $372 $449 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Superior Room $207 $158 $211 Superior Plus Room $246 $178 $250 Family Room (1-2) $266 $197 $270 Holiday Park Hotel Self Cont. Hotel Hotel Hotel 1 3 5 4 6 2
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BONUS: Complimentary WiFi and Parking, plus indoor & outdoor kids' play areas.

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.

Lakeside

In the city centre with the lake at the doorstep and just steps from shopping and eateries, Novotel Rotorua is the perfect base for seeing all the geothermal capital has to offer. Amenities include natural geothermal pools, fitness centre, sauna, accessible rooms, 24 hour reception and room service, WiFi and free car parking.

Rydges Hotel Rotorua

In close proximity to the edge of the Redwood forest, overlooking the glistening waters of the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley, Rydges Rotorua is the perfect base. Featuring an on-site geothermally heated pool, the locally famous Chapman’s Buffet restaurant, a Mountain Bike wash station and secure storage inside, free parking and Wi-Fi, and a dedicated play zone for the kids.

Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Located near the city centre and surrounded by natural wonders, Copthorne Hotel Rotorua gives you the best of both worlds. Our Rotorua hotel offers 58 spacious rooms and suites; leisure facilities including a gym, heated outdoor pool, and 2 outdoor spas

Solitaire Lodge

Next to beautiful Lake Rotorua and just a brief stroll from the city centre, from here you can experience the area’s rich history and explore thermal pools or native bush. Lake or garden views from all rooms. Awarded EnviroSilver status for sustainable practices, the hotel offers accessible rooms, child-friendly facilities, free parking, restaurant, bar, WiFi, and a day spa.

Regent of Rotorua

Designed with the modern traveller in mind, this hotel is the epitome of chic, luxury accommodation in the city. Relax in the peaceful urban sanctuary, with the convenience of dining and shopping only steps from the front door. Offering an onsite restaurant and wine bar, outdoor heated swimming pool, private mineral pool, accessible rooms, family suites, 24-hour reception, mini gym, plus complimentary WiFi and parking.

Solitaire Lodge Rotorua is one of the finest examples of luxury accommodation New Zealand has to offer. Styled with comfort in mind, all 10 luxury suites feature panoramic views of the glassy lake and magnificent volcano through grand picture windows. The subtle design brings the outdoors in, inviting you to unwind and soak up the peace and quiet of this tranquil setting. RATE INCLUSIONS: Full Board Suite Tariff includes accommodation, complimentary mini bar (alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages & snacks), pre dinner drinks & canapés, five course dinner, full country breakfast and light lunch. Complimentary WIFI. Use of Lodge dinghies and kayaks.

Surrounded by the sparkling waters of Lake Rotorua, Peppers on the Point is an intimate luxury retreat featuring spectacular lake views to Mokoia Island. This stunning retreat offers the perfect base for experiencing the rich culture and geothermal wonders of the area or you can simply relax and enjoy the tranquility of this stunning location from the comfort of our inviting rooms. Accommodation includes spacious, luxuriously furnished suites within the retreat, private lake cottage suites along with the owner’s residence. Tennis court, gym, massage treatments, petting animals, secluded beach, fishing all available on the property.

*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
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Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Superior Room $224 $178 $237 Deluxe Room $243 $197 $257 Suite $349 $289 $300 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 City View Room $272 $197 $299 Superior Lakefacing $323 $254 $355 Extra Person $58 $63 $63 Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Apr 24 Superior Room $236 $242 $247 Boutique Suite $296 $304 $312 2 Bdrm Exec. Suite $390 $400 $409 Per Room From Dec 22 – Mar 23 Apr – Nov 23 Dec 23 – Mar 24 Executive Suite $2,500 $1,731 $2,692 Tarawera Suite $2,788 $2,019 $2,981 Solitaire Suite $3,173 $2,404 $3,365 Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel Luxury Hotel 7 9 12 11 13 10 8 BONUS: FREE unlimited Wifi *Children under 16yrs stay FREE incl bkfst* Superior Room Lakeview Superior Room Lakeview Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 – Mar 24 Superior Room $269 $231 $301 Lakeview $308 $269 $340 Club Room (incl breakfast) $385 $346 $417 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23 – Mar 24 Superior Room 2 people $269 $167 $237 Superior Room 3 people $282 $179 $250 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 – Mar 24 Standard $201 $187 $251 Deluxe $237 $223 $285 Extra Person $51 $64 $64
Per Room From Oct 22 – Mar 23 Apr – Sep 23 Oct 23 – Mar 24 Suite B&B $944 $903 $1,039 Main Suite B&B $1,140 $1,119 $1,254 Lake Villa 1-8 people $2,712 $2,560 $2,983 ROTORUA
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WAIMANGU VOLCANIC VALLEY

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

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

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

Adult Child (6-16yrs)

Self Guided Walk $45 $15

Self Guided Walk and Rotomahana Boat Cruise $91 $31

ROTORUA CANOPY TOURS

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

Adult Child

Original Canopy Tour - 3hrs (Child: 6-15yrs) $163 $132

Ultimate Canopy Tour - 3.5hrs (Child: 10-15yrs) $204 $173

KAITIAKI ADVENTURES

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

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

Adult Child (6-16yrs)

Mt Tawrewa Crater walk experience $175 $175

Mt Tarawera Heli Fly/Drive Combo $687 $687

WHAKAREWAREWA – THE LIVING MĀORI VILLAGE

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

Located in a geothermal valley, and home to two Māori sub-tribes, residents have been sharing their enviable lifestyle with visitors for generations. On the Guided Village Tour you’ll gain insights into Māori culture, learn how locals live alongside bubbling mud, hot pools and erupting geysers, utilising Mother Nature’s forces for cooking and communal bathing. Or, take the self-guided Whaka Geothermal Trail and experience incredible geothermal activity, including Pōhutu Geyser, the largest and most active geyser in the Southern Hemisphere.

Hungry? Stay for lunch and enjoy delicious food including the world-famous Whaka Hangi Pie!

Whakarewarewa – The Living Māori Village is located just minutes from central Rotorua.

SKYLINE ROTORUA

Famous for a reason, Skyline Rotorua is your ticket to an unforgettable holiday. Home to the ultimate Gondola and Luge experiences, there’s a raft of activities to keep you entertained. From the thrilling Zoom Zipline, Sky Swing and Mountain Bike Park to tranquil nature trails, wine tasting, dining and shopping experiences. Dining options in Skyline Rotorua include the Market Kitchen café for a casual bite or delicious coffee, and the awardwinning buffet style Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar. ANZCRO highly recommends the dinner option in Stratosfare Restaurant. The Skyline Rotorua complex is just minutes from central Rotorua, sitting atop Mt Ngongotaha providing unsurpassed views of New Zealand’s coolest hot spot. This is an all-weather must do attraction suitable for all ages.

Adult Child (6-14yrs)

Return Gondola Ride $37 $24

Gondola & 3 Luge $66 $43

Adult Child (5-15yrs)

Admission, Guided Village Tour & steam cooked Corn tasting $41 $17

Admission, Whaka Geothermal Trails $31 $12

Admission Combo, Guided Village Tour & Whaka

Geothermal Trails

$65 $27

Half Day Adventure Pass $158 $113

Gondola & Buffet Lunch $69 $43

Gondola & Buffet Lunch & 3 Luge $102 $67

Gondola & Buffet Dinner $85 $55

Gondola & Wine Tasting $50 -

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HELL'S GATE GEOTHERMAL RESERVE AND MUD SPA

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

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

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

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

Adult Child (5-15yrs)

Hell’s Gate Geothermal Walk $43 $22

Hell’s Gate Mud Bath & Spas $87 $44

The Hell’s Gate Experience $108 $54

WHITEWATER RAFTING AND KAYAKING

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

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

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

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

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

Operated by River Rats

Adult Child

Kaituna - Grade 5 (Per Person. Child: 13yrs+) $132 -

Rangitaiki - Grade 3-4 (Per Person. Child: 10-15yrs) $173 $153

Scenic Rafting - Grade 2 (Child: 5-15yrs) $173 $123

Hot Pools Kayaking (Per Person. Child: 5-15yrs) $163 -

Evening Kayak Trip (Per Person. Child: 5-15yrs) $194 -

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).

Per Person

Adrenaline Overload

NATURE CONNECTIONS

Half Day - Geothermal Wonderland Tour - Experience the amazing geothermal activity and stunning volcanic landscapes of the “world’s youngest geothermal area“ Waimangu Volcanic Valley on a combination guided walk and boat cruise. Set amongst an incredible volcanic landscape of enormous volcanic craters the easy well – graded walking track’s offer spectacular views of the valley’s diversity of hot crater lakes, steaming cliffs, hot streams, boiling springs, sizzling hot pools, hissing fumeroles, vividly coloured silica terraces, unique thermally adapted plants, lush rainforest and birdlife. On the scenic Rotomahana Crater Lake boat cruise, learn more of the fascinating history of the 1886 Mount Tarawera eruption from your captain whilst enjoying lunch and the spectacular vistas of volcanic scenery surrounding the crater lake.

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

Adult Child (6-16yrs)

Half Day - Geothermal Wonderland Tour $212 $105

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Kick Starter $56 Double Dip
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TE PĀ TŪ

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

Mid week (per person) Weekend (per person)

Evening Cultural Experience $267 $112

MITAI MĀORI VILLAGE

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

Adult Child (10-15yrs) Child (5-9yrs)

Evening Cultural Experience and Hangi $124 $62 $25

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. Therapies are available, 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.

Per person Midweek Per person Weekend

Pavilion Pools $35 $38

Family Pools $24 $26

Sky View Private Pool $26 $28

Deluxe Lake Spa (incl. towel & locker) $51 $67

Rotorua Geothermal Mud Polish & Aix Therapy Massage Combo $184 $199

KATOA LAKE ROTORUA

Katoa Lake Rotorua combines jet boat action, exhilaration, nature, culture and history. Choose from the thrill of a Speed and Spins jet boat ride on Lake Rotorua, or discover the sacred Island of Mokoia Island and hear about history and culture, while strolling through stunning native bush and marvelling at the island’s flora and fauna.

Another unique option is to visit Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools. This unspoilt piece of paradise is only accessible by boat! Cruise by jet boat from Lake Rotorua through the stunning Ohau Channel onto Lake Rotoiti. Enjoy the tranquillity of the natural hot pools, before returning to our City lakefront location.

TE PUIA

Through storytelling and shared insights, discover the hidden corners of our geothermal valley, a place indelibly connected to the origins of tourism in New Zealand. The pure adrenalin rush of standing next to one of Mother Nature’s true natural wonders. You feel Pohutu Geyser reverberating beneath your feet and hear the guttural roar of an eruption before you see it. Marvel at the skill and creativity of our carvers and weavers from our indigenous arts and crafts wananga (schools) and see live kiwi in our award-winning Kiwi Conservation Centre.

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

Adult Child

Te Ra & Haka – Admission & Daytime performance $89 $48 Geyser by Night $76 $39

Te Po – Indigenous Evening Experience & Day pass $211 $116

STARLIGHT KAYAK TOUR

Experience an evening kayaking adventure paddling across one of New Zealand’s most stunning water ways, Lake Rotoiti. Take in the beautiful scenery, abundant birdlife, and learn the myths and legends linked to the area. Enjoy a soak in the Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools as the sun sets. On your return paddle into the our secret glowworm cave and watch as the glowworms twinkle around you. Includes snack and bottle of water, kayaks, paddles, dry bag, buoyancy aid, spray skirt and spray jacket. Transfers includes from the Rotorua i-site.

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

Operated by Waimarino Tours Per Person Kayak Glowworms and Hot Pools ex Rotorua i-Site (STAR) $178

Adult Child (5-15yrs) Speed, Spins & Adrenaline - 30 mins $87 $56 Manupirua Hot Springs 2.5-3hrs $169 $101
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ROTORUA DUCK TOURS

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

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

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

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

Adult Child (3-16yrs) Family (2AD+2CH)

Discover Rotorua City and Lakes (90mins) $87 $51 $200

Tarawera and Lakes Tour (120mins) $108 $62 $251

SECRET SPOT HOT TUBS

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

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

VOLCANIC AIR

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

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

Lake Rotoiti Thermal Pools by Floatplane - Embark with us on this relaxing two hour floatplane experience, departing from the Rotorua City lakefront. After taking to the skies from the water in one of our floatplanes, we’ll fly you over Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island, landing on the neighbouring lake of Rotoiti. Only accessible by water, the beautifully secluded thermal hot pools of Manupirua Bay await you. Seemingly disconnected from the world, here you can simply relax and let your life stresses wash away. Take your time soaking, cool off in the lake, rest on a lounger, and repeat. After you have had time to relax and enjoy the thermal pools, we will lift off the water once more and bring you back to our centrally located floatplane base. (Allow 2 hours)

All tours require min. 2 adults.

Mount Tarawera Volcanic landing - Tour 3B

Mt Tarawera Volcano/Waimangu Geothermal Valley - Tour 3A

Rotoiti Thermal pools by Floatplane - Tour 7A

Adult Child (2-11yrs)

An unforgettable insight into our internationally renowned kiwi conservation programme. The National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa is proudly the world’s largest and most successful kiwi hatching and rearing centre. A not-for-profit charitable trust, the work undertaken at the National Kiwi Hatchery is of national significance. We are the national experts in kiwi husbandry, egg incubation systems, hatching and rearing, caring for 75% of the kiwi chicks hatched in Aotearoa. On the National Kiwi Hatchery Experience guided tours, visitors will learn all about New Zealand’s national icon, its fight for survival and discover how we have successfully hatched over 2100 kiwi chicks. Watch genuine ‘conservation in action’ in our purpose-built incubation facility and if you’re lucky see a newly hatched kiwi chick! Following the 45-minute guided tour, visitors can discover the interactive human-sized kiwi burrow and explore the nocturnal kiwi house at their own pace. 100% of ticket sales go straight back to the National Kiwi Recovery Trust. Your support is directly helping save our precious kiwi.

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

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

Adult Child (5-15yrs)

National Kiwi Hatchery Guided Tour $50 $30

ZORB

Superman dive into a giant inflatable ball and roll down Mt Ngongotaha with ZORB, at their only NZ location! This incredibly fun activity is the ultimate bucket list activity! Owned and operated by the crazy Kiwi inventors, dive head first into our giant inflatable balls and roll down our four different and exhilarating tracks that will have you laughing uncontrollably the entire time. Discover the world's longest zig-zag Sidewinder Track at 350m, the smooth and fast 250m double Straight Tracks, MEGA Track – mega steep, mega fast, mega fun. Or challenge yourself on our latest track- Big Air with drops, jumps and plenty of thrills! Ride with water in our H2OGO water ride or without water in the DRYGO (available in winter only). Minimum age is 5 years, maximum weight 125kgs .

Per Person

DRYGO/H20GO Straight Track $36

DRYGO/H20GO Sidewinder Track $56

Mega Track (dry only) $72

Big Air Track (dry only) $56

THE REDWOODS ALTITUDE & TREEWALK

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

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

Adult Child (10-15yrs)

Redwoods Altitude Daytime Treewalk $95 $95

Treewalk - Daytime Walk $36 $21

Treewalk - Nightlights Walk $36 $21

$497 $373
$287 $215
$169 $127
Lake
NATIONAL KIWI HATCHERY Per Pool Hot Tub 2 people $80 Hot Tub 4 people $160
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NATURE’S GREAT ESCAPE

Aotearoa’s largest lake is the star of a pristine outdoor playground. Featuring secluded bays, icy rivers, beautiful native bush, natural hot pools, world-class trout fishing and mountain backdrop, the lake is a year-round hub for events and activities.

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: 10 Dec 2022 - IronMan New Zealand FACT FILE
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LAKE TAUPO

TAUPŌ Bella Vista Motel Taupo

Bella Vista Motel Taupo is situated on the fringe of the Lake Taupo town centre. This location means it is just a short stroll to the lakefront, cafes, restaurants and shopping district. Our superior smoke free Taupo motel accommodation includes a variety of studios and one bedroom units. Units vary from just tea and toast making facilities to those with cooking facilities.

TAUPŌ Acapulco Motor Inn

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.

Per

One Bedroom (1-3) $217 $183 $232

TAUPŌ Anchorage Resort

TAUPŌ The Reef Resort

TAUPŌ Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels

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

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

TAUPŌ Acacia Cliffs Lodge

TAUPŌ Voyager Apartments Taupō

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.

TAUPŌ Huka Lodge

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

Huka Lodge has enjoyed a location of great natural beauty, on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, since it was founded as a very simple trout fishing camp, in 1924. This legendary retreat continues to define absolute style, while offering privacy and relaxation, with authentic outdoor adventure, for those who appreciate exquisite cuisine, personal service and unique experiences.

Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr 23 –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Spa Studio $268 $281 $295 One Bedroom lakeview $255 $252 $281 Two Bedroom Poolside $294 $303 $323 Per Room From Oct 22 –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 1 Bedroom $237 POA 2 Bedroom (1-4) $390 POA 3 Bedroom (1-6) $554 POA Per Room From Oct 22 – Apr 23 May 23– Mar 24 Garden View Suite $663 $721 Lakeview Suite $764 $817 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Junior Suite $4,246 $3,303 $4,246 Alan Pye Cottage $8,610 $6,900 $7,832 Per Room From 21 Dec 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Garden $321 $268 $353 Poolside $359 $295 $395 Lakeview $346 $281 $381 4 Star Motel Motel. Lodge Luxury Hotel. Self Cont. Self Cont. Self Cont. 1 7 8 5 6 4 2 3 BONUS: Stay 3/Pay 2 nights (01 May 23- 30 Sep 23) Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Apr 24 Compact Studio $173 $158 $173 Standard Queen $199 $173 $199 One Bedroom $244 $205 $244 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Standard Lakeview $269 $263 $301 Superior Lakeview $346 $340 $378 Superior Plus Lakeview $397 $391 $429 Includes: Pre-dinner drinks and canapés, a 5 course dinner, full country breakfast, use of all lodge facilities and return Taupō Airport transfers. The New Zealand Book 2023 - 24 | North America | New Zealand Dollars LAKE TAUPŌ 77

*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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Anchorage Resort, part of the Heritage Collection, is a beautiful complex located right on the shores of New Zealand's largest body of water, Lake Taupo. We offer self-contained, serviced, motel accommodation on the edge of Lake Taupo. With a range of modern and well-equipped studios and 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments - all with complimentary WiFi, free parking, and air conditioning, some with underfloor heating. Studio
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$187 $160 $200
Two Bedroom (1-4) $263 $255 $281

HUKAFALLS JET

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

CHRIS JOLLY OUTDOORS SCENIC CRUISES AND FISHING

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

Daily Scenic - The iconic Cruise Cat is your smoothest ride to view the Lake and visit the famous Maori rock carvings. Learn the history of the region whilst enjoying your complimentary homemade muffin and hot drink. Family activities on board, wheelchair and pushchair access. Under 5’s always free with kids free in the NZ school holidays. Duration: 90minutes departs 10.30am, 1.30pm (5pm cruise Dec-April). On Sundays, experience the Kiwiana Brunch with a fishing demonstration and full cooked Kiwi Breakfast. Duration: 2 hours. Fishing - On the Lake in your private boat, or up one of our many rivers with your specialist Fly Fishing guide. The team at Chris Jolly Outdoors will ensure you have an experience of a lifetime.

TAXI CAT ADVENTURES

Western Bay Taster Cruise – This 90+ minute journey departs from Kinloch Marina just a short 15 minute drive from Taupo township. We'll swing by Kotukutuku landing and onboard any Great Lake Trail riders and their bikes while you take a 2 minute walk into the bush to discover the first of 3 waterfalls.

Western Bay Adventurer Cruise -When exploring the Western Bays you can see the Karangahape Cliffs, hidden ravines and even stop off in the glistening waters of Te Papa bay for a picnic - either bring your own or order an amazing grazing platter from The Good Graze Co. A great afternoon full of exploring the wonders that are only accessible by boat in the Western Bays of Lake Taupō. Perfect for families and groups wanting a once in a lifetime adventure.

TAUPŌ TANDEM SKYDIVING

Tick skydiving off your bucket list over stunning Lake Taupo. Jump with Taupo Tandem Skydiving – NZ’s #1 Rated Skydive on Tripadvisor. Choose from our range of altitudes including Taupo’s Highest Skydive at 18,500 ft. Take in unbeatable views of active volcanoes and pristine coastlines as you free fall for up to 75 seconds. At TTS, we make sure your skydive experience is unforgettable from start to finish. We offer free pickups from Taupo and Rotorua, NZ’s best-priced skydives, NZ’s widest range of camera packages, and a free buff with your jump. So what are you waiting for?

TONGARIRO RIVER RAFTING

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

Tongariro Family Float - Let the whole family enjoy a leisurely cruise down the soft, tumbling water of the lower Tongariro River. Immerse yourselves in the magnificent scenery and observe the many species of native wildlife that will surround you. Our safe, guided route brings the magic alive to first time rafters and especially children.

Allow 3hrs (1 1/2hrs on the river). Grade 2. Departs Summer 10.30am and 3.30pm. Winter 9.00am.

Tongariro Whitewater Rafting (Child: min. 10yrs)

Tongariro Family Float (Child: min. 3yrs)

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Adult Child (2-15yrs) Hukafalls Jet $127 $95 Taupō Classic (Scenic Cruise and Jet Boat) $166 $110 Adult Child (5-16yrs)
$46
Daily Scenic Cruise
$21
$1,538
$1,013
$1,936
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)
Adult Child
$184
$158
skydive (40 seconds freefall) $286 15,000ft skydive (60 seconds freefall) $368 18,500ft skydive (60 seconds freefall) $512
$132 $112 Per Person 12,000ft
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RUAPEHU, TARANAKI & HAWKE’S BAY

DRIVING DISTANCES:

AUCKLAND TO:

New Plymouth 365 kms, 5 hrs

Napier 433kms, 5 hrs 30 mins

Mt Ruapehu 340 kms, 5 hrs

Martinborough 648 kms, 8 hrs

WELLINGTON TO:

Mt Ruapehu 330kms, 4 hrs

Napier 320 kms, 4 hrs

MARTINBOROUGH TO

Napier 280 kms, 3 hrs 45 mins

Rotorua 455 kms, 5 hrs 30mins

Wellington 80kms, 55 mins

SPECIAL EVENTS:

04-13 Nov 2022 - Food & Wine

Classic Hawkes Bay

20 Nov 2022 - Taste Martinborough

15 – 19 Feb 2023

Napier Art Deco Festival

17-19 Mar 2023 - WOMAD NZ

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.

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

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

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

» 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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Agapanthus flowers with Mount Taranaki in background.

An affordable hotel right in National Park Village with stunning view of all 3 volcanoes. Easy access to Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro Crossing (and transport). Great value king, twin, family and quad rooms. Rustic

NAPIER Art Deco Masonic Hotel

Sitting on the waterfront with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Masonic Hotel is an Art Deco jewel offering unique, characterful Napier accommodation options. Right in the heart of 1930s Napier and opposite Hawke's Bay's MTG (Museum), The Art Deco Centre and i-SITE, the hotel's location is perfect for exploring the Art Deco city.

NAPIER Quest Napier

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 fullyequipped kitchenettes, local restaurant chargeback, free WiFi, and car parking (paid direct). Accessible apartments available.

The Devon Hotel in New Plymouth is the perfect destination. Relax in one of the stunning gardens, unwind in the heated outdoor pool and spa, take one of the hotel's bicycles out to explore the city’s award-winning coastal walkway, stay cosy next to the fire in The Rocks Lounge Bar, or enjoy a delicious meal in Marbles Buffet Restaurant. This hotel provides the perfect base for exploring everything the region has to offer.

Per Room From Oct 22 –Dec 23 Jan –Mar 23 Apr 23 –Dec 24

Studio $172 $204 $172

Deluxe Studio $206 $256 $206

Extra Person $64 $64 $64

Distinction New Plymouth Hotel

Located in the heart of the CBD, just 15 mins drive from the airport, this iconic 4 star hotel is on the doorstep of key New Plymouth attractions. Offering a range of spacious guest rooms, suites and apartments, some with spa baths and some also feature cooking facilities. Relaxed dining is available in the hotel’s restaurant & bar. FREE unlimited Wi-Fi, complimentary car parking and access to the hotel gym during their stay.

Per Room From Oct 22 –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Sep 24

Studio from $179 $191

One Bedroom $205 $217

Two Bedroom $244 $255

Powderhorn Chateau combines modern facilities and the ambience of a traditional ski chalet, with the comfort of a hotel. We are located on the doorstep of the spectacular Tongariro National Park and close to Whakapapa Ski fields. All rooms feature a TV, air conditioner/heater, internet access and tea/ coffee making facilities. Guest amenities include a restaurant and bar, heated indoor pool, laundry, ski shop, and drying room.

Per Room From Nov 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Oct 23 Nov 23 –Mar 24 Hotel Room $262 $274 $287

Powderhorn Chalet $529 $529 $529 Apartment $846 $846 $846

NAPIER Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Styled to complement its remarkable location on the water’s edge, this awardwinning 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.

NAPIER The Crown Hotel

The Crown Hotel Napier is set in the picturesque seaside village of Ahuriri with boutique shops/cafes and the ocean at your doorstep. Offering 39 guestrooms and suites, choose from the elegant heritage suites in the original 1932 Crown Hotel or the modern studios, 1 and 2 bedrooms. The hotel also offers complimentary undercover carparking, lockup bicycle storage, fitness centre, wifi, s, heritage bar with outdoor courtyard and fireplace.

New Plymouth Palmerston North Taupo Taumarunui Hawera Ohakune Turangi Waiouru Levin Waipukurau Taihape Bulls Woodville Hastings Eketahuna Upper Hutt Tongariro National Park Lake Taupo Wellington Stratford Mt Taranaki National Park Opunake Mt Ruapehu Wanganui Napier Wairoa Masterton Martinborough Hawke Bay Castle Point Cape Kidnapers Haurangi Forest Park Cape Palliser *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum nights stay during special events.
Hotel Motel Self Cont. Hotel Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Apr 24 Superior Room $261 $184 $266 Art Deco Studio $317 $214 $317 One Bdrm Pacific View Suite $635 $461 $635 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Superior Room $272 $218 $288 1 Bedroom Suite $445 $346
Family Room (1-4) $544 $436 $577 Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Apr 24 Studio Apartment $200 $203 $220 1 Bdrm Apartment $233 $236 $257 2 Bdrm Interconnecting (1-4) $433 $471 $513 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Studio from $250
Bedroom
$314 $256 $327 Two Bedroom from $436 $397 $462
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$224 $263 One
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The Devon Hotel
Aspen style lounge with a popular restaurant and bar. Guest Laundry, drying room and outdoor hot tubs.
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Hotel Per Room From Oct 22 - Sep 23 Double/Twin $146 Triple $178 Family (1-2) $146
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Includes: Complimentary on-site car parking and WiFi
FREE Wifi
BONUS:
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PALMERSTON NORTH Copthorne Hotel Palmerston North

Stay in style and comfort in the heart of the city. Located just off The Square, the hotel is within walking distance of the Regent on Broadway and the Central Energy Trust Arena, and a myriad of dining and shopping options. Amenities include an on-site restaurant and bar, gym, complimentary WiFi, and car parking.

MARTINBOROUGH Parehua Resort

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.

MASTERTON Copthorne Hotel Solway Park

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.

MARTINBOROUGH The Martinborough Hotel

Sophisticated, elegant, boutique accommodation in the heart of this world-class wine village. Choose heritage rooms in the original 1882 building, or more contemporary suites in the newer part of the hotel; both offer utmost comfort throughout. The on-site restaurant and bar offers an exquisite dining experience with fresh, local produce, and tastings of some of the world’s finest wine. Free onsite parking.

FORGOTTEN WORLD

Venture into the Forgotten World and connect with New Zealand’s enriched past. Set off on guided tours ranging from 3 hours to 2 days by Rail Cart, Jet Boat, Hiking or Helicopter and explore the raw beauty of one of the most isolated corners of New Zealand. Venture along the 142km line, pass through 24 tunnels and cross 98 bridges and explore the pristine native bush, rugged hills and isolated farms while listening to the stories of the area’s pioneering days.

20 Tunnel Tour, is a full day experience where you can immerse yourself in the Forgotten World and its history. Venture through 20 Tunnels, take in the beauty of the stunning Tangarakau Gorge and visit the Republic of Whangamomona.

Rail River Run takes you through 10 tunnels and over 20 bridges as you travel 40KM by rail and 25KM by Jet Boat on the Whanganui River. This tour offers a mixture of nostalgia and adrenaline.

5 Tunnel Tour offers a 3 hour ride through 5 tunnels (including the longest tunnel - 1.5KM). This 32KM return trip provides a neat snapshot of the countryside. So come down to Taumarunui where a forgotten Aotearoa New Zealand awaits.

Per Person

Full day 20 Tunnel Tour

Full day Rail River Run

$399

$399

5 Tunnel Tour $162

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.

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.

Operated by Art Deco Trust

Adult Child (12-16yrs)

Walking Tour $30 $30

Vintage Car Tour (1-4 People) $256

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*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding.If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events.
Hotel Hotel Hotel Per Room From Nov 22 – Apr 23 May 23 – Mar 24 Garden Suite $321 $372 Heritage Suite $321 $346 Superior Garden Suite $353 $436 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Standard $200 $179 $205 Superior $238 $218 $244 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Winemaker Cottage B&B $361 $215 $397 Lakeside Cottage B&B $477 $318 $525 Secluded Cottage B&B $530 $390 $583 BONUS OFFER: Complimentary WIFI Includes: Breakfast daily
Hotel Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr 23 –Mar 24 Superior $205 $218
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Havelock North, Hawke's Bay. Photo Credit: Graeme Murray

TAKARO TRAILS

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

ODYSSEY WINE TOURS

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

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

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.

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 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)

PŪKAHA NATIONAL WILDLIFE CENTRE

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

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

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

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

THE SILKY OAK CHOCOLATE COMPANY
Per Person
Crossing 1 day walk $292 Sunset Guided Walk $133
Old Coach Road mountain bike trail $216
Day Whanganui River Guided Canoe $577 Adult Child Self Guided Park Entry $23 $6 1 Hour Guided Tour $46 $23 Per Person Self Guided Cape Winery Tour $164 Per Person A Twilight Odyssey $354 Full Day Odyssey Experience $307 Adult Child (1-12yrs) Family (2AD+2CH) Chocolate Through the Ages Museum $9 $5 $24 Triple Chocolate Dipper $43 $38Triple Chocolate Temptation $87 - -
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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.

DRIVING DISTANCES:

WELLINGTON TO: Auckland 650 kms, 9 hrs 30 mins

Rotorua 460 kms, 6 hrs 30 mins

Taupō 370 kms, 5 hrs 20 mins

Masterton 100 kms, 1 hr 20 mins

Napier 320 kms, 4 hrs 30 mins

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Aug 2023 - Visa on a Plate

Aug 2023 - Beervana

Sep – Oct 2023 - World of Wearable Arts Awards Show

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.

CULTURE, HERITAGE AND SHOPPING:

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

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

» Courtney Place is the nightlife capital, full of restaurants, bars, cafés and theatres.

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

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Kelburn Hill, Wellington. Credit: Ian Trafford
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Paihia 890 kms, 13 hrs Wanganui 195 kms 2 hrs 45 mins

WELLINGTON Willis Wellington Hotel

Located centrally on Willis Street in the funky, cosmopolitan Cuba Quarter, Willis Wellington Hotel is just a short walk from the CBD and is in the heart of Wellington's cool café culture. Surrounded by superb award-wining restaurants and bars, sophisticated shopping and leisure attractions, the hotel offers stylish, well-appointed, contemporary accommodation.

WELLINGTON CITY Ramada by Wyndham Wellington

Stay in the heart of the central business district and enjoy free WiFi, a gym, and well-appointed guest rooms at Ramada by Wyndham Wellington. Just eight kms from Wellington International Airport and two kms from Wellington Station, our modern, non-smoking hotel is walking distance from the scenic Wellington Waterfront Walk, the restaurants, cafés, bars, and shops of lively Cuba Street.

WELLINGTON CITY Atura Wellington

Located on the outskirts of the city, nestled in the leafy suburb of Thorndon, Atura Wellington is within comfortable walking distance of Lambton Quay shopping, vibrant waterfront dining and Sky Stadium. On-site, enjoy locals’ favourite, Frankie’s Bar & Eatery, free Wi-Fi and room service. End a day of exploring Wellington’s urban gems with Atura’s fresh and comfy accommodation rooms.

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.

WELLINGTON AIRPORT Rydges Wellington Airport

This 4-star hotel is fully integrated with the main terminal building to provide unparalleled convenience for all our guests. Rydges Wellington Airport features 134 stylish and comfortable hotel rooms, with modern furnishings and amenities throughout. We encourage our guests to take full advantage of our free, unlimited WiFi and 24-hour room service, as well as our on-site gymnasium. Wellington Airport is located just a 20-minute drive from the Wellington CBD. Offering unrivalled convenience and incredible styling.

Ibis Wellington

Featuring contemporary guest rooms in the heart of the city, near the bustle of Lambton Quay 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).

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Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Standard Room $249 $206 $274 Extra Person $32 $35 $35 Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Apr 24 Standard Room $164 $141 $173 Extra Person $28 $45 $45 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Superior North Room $206 $178 $199 Extra Person $48 $51 $51 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Mar 24 Studio Apartment $255 $215 One Bedroom Apartment $332 $267 Extra Person $64 $64 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Standard Room $210 $179 $218 Standard King Room $231 $199 $237 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Run of House $190 $212 $218 Superior Room $206 $224 $231 Extra Person $45 $45 $45 Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel 4 3 2 5 6 WELLINGTON AIRPORT Brentwood Hotel Hotel 1 BONUS: Children 12yrs and under stay FREE* Culinary capital - Shepherd. Credit: Jeff McEwen *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. 84

WELLINGTON CITY Travelodge Wellington

WELLINGTON CITY Novotel Wellington

Set in the heart of the vibrant capital city amidst world-class shopping and dining, the hotel is only a short stroll from the waterfront, historic Wellington Cable Car, railway station, and many other visitor attractions.

Featuring 24-hour reception and room service, gym, free unlimited WiFi, accessible rooms, restaurant, bar, and on-site parking (paid direct).

WELLINGTON CITY Oaks Wellington

Oaks Wellington Hotel offers modern accommodation in the heart of Wellington’s entertainment precinct. Boasting spectacular views and within close proximity to the waterfront, the hotel features a range of convenient amenities including an on-site restaurant and bar, meeting and gym facilities. Offering hotel room, studio and 2 bedroom apartments, the hotel’s fresh and contemporary look pays homage to the building’s history providing guests with a beautiful mix of history and style.

WELLINGTON CITY Copthorne Oriental Bay

Situated in a premier location overlooking the stunning harbour, only 10 minutes from the city’s shopping and entertainment hub. Te Papa Museum, Mount Victoria Lookout, Embassy Theatre, and a large selection of dining options are within walking distance. Each room features a balcony with views of the harbour or city. On-site restaurant and cocktail lounge and WiFi.

WELLINGTON CITY Movenpick Wellington

Overlooking vibrant Cuban Quarter, the hotel is a short walk from restaurants, shopping and Te Papa. Fully refurbished guest rooms provide elegant sanctuaries and the on-site restaurants and bar offers a unique dining experience

and panoramic views. Accessible facilities available. Amenities include 24-hour receptions, room service, indoor lap pool, gym, sauna, WiFi and car parking.

Wellington is surrounded by exceptional dining and entertainment options. With access to the shopping precinct of Lambton Quay and minutes from iconic attractions including Te Papa Museum, The Cable Car, Botanical Gardens and the Waterfront. Modern facilities include restaurant, bar, 24 hour reception, onsite valet parking, wifi, fitness centre, room service, connectable LCD TV and iPod/iPad® dock.

WELLINGTON CITY Rydges Wellington

Centrally located downtown, within walking distance of Lambton Quay, Westpac Stadium, Queens Wharf, and the railway station. With a unique combination of harbour and city outlooks, rooms are flooded with natural light from full-length windows. Amenities include restaurant and bar, 24-hour reception, free WiFi, fitness studio, spa, sauna, and lap pool.

WELLINGTON CITY CityLife Wellington

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).

WELLINGTON CITY

Fall down the rabbit hole and lose yourself in signature QT quirk and bustling harbourside vibe, located across the street from Te Papa. Art, eccentric design and exquisite textures invite you to discover this luxury, inner-city hotel featuring the award-winning restaurant, Hippopotamus, bar, lobby lounge, free Wi-Fi, gym and valet car parking.

KAPITI ISLAND OVERNIGHT STAY

Whether you're a local or visiting from overseas, seeing Kiwi in their natural habitat is an experience not to be missed. Kapiti Island is home to over 1,200 Little Spotted Kiwi (LSK), making it the most prolific population of LS Kiwi to be found, and one of the most reliable opportunities to see them in the wild. Spend the night and enjoy our famous hospitality and delicious meals, surrounded by stunning native bush and some of our most rare and beautiful native birds. Make yourself at home in our coastal bungalow Ensuite option. This classic Kiwi bach offers comfort and convenience, and priceless ocean view out across Waiorua bay. With 2 bedrooms, toilet and shower facilities.

INCLUDES:

• Ferry transport to/from Kapiti Island

• Introductory talk and welcome from one of our experienced nature guides

• Afternoon ferry transport from Rangatira to the Lodge at the north end of the island

• Unique overnight accommodation in Cabin accommodation

• Wonderful meals cooked by our Chef at the Lodge (dinner, breakfast and lunch provided, you will need to bring a packed lunch for day one) including complimentary New Zealand wines & beers

• A night time guided Kiwi spotting walk with an experienced and knowledgable guide

• Department of Conservation permits.

QT Wellington
Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Standard Room $244 $205 $271 Executive Room $272 $235 $303 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Superior $295 $270 $311 Harbour View $374 $332 $393 1 Bdrm Suite $413 $353 $434 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 1 Bedroom $339 $290 $339 2 Bdrm Exec. $405 $368 $411 2 Bdrm Director $446 $411 $449 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Aug 23 Sep 23 –Mar 24 QT Superior King Room $281 $278 $287 Executive King Studio $306 $322 $353 QT Harbour View King $374 $392 $413 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Superior Room $256 $248 $282 Deluxe Room $303 $299 $333 Executive Room $359 $361 $395 Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Superior Room $290 $269 $321 Superior Harbour View Room $315 $295 $346 Deluxe Harbour View Room $379 $359 $410 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr 23 –Mar 24 Hotel City View Room $277 $332 Two Bedroom City View Room $527 $685 Hotel Hotel Hotel / Self Cont. Hotel / Self Cont. Hotel Hotel Self Cont. 7 10 12 14 13 11 9
Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23–Mar 24 Superior Room $236 $231 $259 Superior with Views $287 $285 $316 Executive Room $338 $341 $372 Hotel 8 Novotel
Please understand that Little Spotted Kiwi on Kapiti Island are not in captivity. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee their behaviour or sightings on any given night.
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Craft Beer Tour – Visit four of Wellington and the Hutt Valley's best craft breweries with tastings of their amazing products at each location. The tour includes: A tipple at award-winning Kereru Brewery including brewery tour, A tasting paddle at Panhead Brewery in Brewtown, A stop at Baylands Brewery in Petone for a tasting, Finally, you'll visit the inimitable, Tuatara Brewery Temple of Taste

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

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Craft Beer Tour

Martinborough Wine & Foodie Tour

KAPITI ISLAND NATURE TOURS

Per Person

XPLOR TOURS

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

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

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

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

Adult Child

1/2 Day LOTR Tour $164 $82

Full Day LOTR Tour $267 $133

1/2 Day Wellington Highlights $100 $56

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

Adult Child (4-14yrs)

Full Day Tour ex Wellington $344 $267

ZEALANDIA ECO-SANCTUARY

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

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

Adult Child

ZEALANDIA by Day (Child: 5-17yrs) $58 $29

ZEALANDIA by Night (Child: 12-17yrs) $91 $46

Twilight Tour $91 $46

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

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

Part two sees you step on to a real shooting stage and enter our world of miniatures and modelmaking. Discover the filmmaking technique of miniature effects and learn how they are built for hit TV and film productions. Wander through monumental miniatures from Thunderbirds Are Go and discover how we fit an entire island, cityscape, and mansion under one roof!

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

Departs: Fri – Sun at 9.15am, 10.15am, 11.15am, 12.45pm & 1.45pm. *Family and child pricing available

Adult Child (6-12yrs)

Wētā Workshop Experience (1.5 hours) $50 $26

Wētā Workshop Experience + Creative Workshops Combo (2.5 hours) $81 $81

There and Back Again (Tour & Guided Transport) $91 56

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MARLBOROUGH, PICTON & NELSON

TOP OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND TOP OF THE SUNSHINE STAKES

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

DRIVING DISTANCES:

PICTON TO: Nelson 144 kms, 2 hrs

Blenheim 30 kms, 25 mins

Kaikōura 160 kms, 2 hrs 15 mins

Christchurch 342 kms, 5 hrs

NELSON TO:

Collingwood 135 kms, 2 hr 20 mins

Kaiteriteri 65 kms, 1 hr 15 mins

Greymouth 290 kms, 4 hrs 10 minss

SPECIAL EVENTS:

11 Feb 2022 – Marlborough Wine & Food Festival

04 Mar 2023 – MarchFest (Beer Festival)

Oct 2023– Nelson Arts Festival

Oct 2023 – Abel Tasman Coastal Classic

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.

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MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS Punga Cove Resort

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

PICTON Picton Yacht Club

Christchurch

Hotel

With spectacular vistas over the Marlborough Sound, the Picton Yacht Club Hotel is an ideal destination for both leisure and business travellers alike. 48 comfortable spacious rooms and contemporary apartments to choose from we have options to suit every travellers preference. The onsite restaurant, outdoor bar, conference centre and swimming pool compliment the property perfectly. Close proximity to the Picton Ferry terminal and Marlborough winery’s.

Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24

Standard Guest Room $256 $135 $268

Deluxe Room $283 $140 $288

Superior King Oceanview $381 $153 $381

BLENHEIM Commodore Court Motel

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

Unlimited free WIFI, swimming pool, BBQ, kids’ playground, laundry and off-street parking. Late check-in available.

BLENHEIM Scenic Marlborough

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.

MARLBOROUGH

Furneaux Lodge

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

23 –Apr 24

Endeavour Suite $375 $308 $375

Cook’s Cottage $471 $404 $471

Tobias Junior Suite $356 $288 $356

One way water taxi $58 $64 $64

PICTON Picton Beachcomber Inn

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.

BLENHEIM 14th Lane Urban Hotel

Hotel

In the heart of Blenheim CBD, and central to our laid-back community of bars, cafes, retailers and town amenities. Just step outside the door to discover Blenheim and the Marlborough Region, the perfect place for work or play. Luxury accommodations, each room is uniquely stylish and spacious. There are 8 elegant rooms in total, five first floor rooms with stair access only, and three ground floor easy access rooms.

Per Room From Oct 22 – Apr 24

Laneway King Room $374

Laneway King Studio $446

Luxe King Studio $503

BLENHEIM Chateau Marlborough

Chateau Marlborough is the only 5 star hotel in the top of the South Island. A boutique property with 80 well-appointed suites and apartments offering guests luxury accommodation to provide the highest level of comfort along with modern amenities including our award winning restaurant & bar, fully equipped conference facilities, fitness centre, day spa, electric car charging station, complimentary parking & WIFI.

Nelson Blenheim Reefton Clarence River Kaikoura Hanmer Springs Farewell Spit Paparoa National Park Nelson Lakes National Park Renwick Murchison
Waipara Mt Hutt Timaru Waihao River Waitaki River Arthur’s Pass National Park Awatere Valley Pegasus Bay Temuka Canterbury Bight Methven Oamaru Picton Havelock Queen Charlotte Track Heaphy Track Wellington Abel Tasman Track Marlborough Sounds Kahurangi National Park Golden Bay Collingwood Takaka Motueka Kaiteriteri Marahau Karamea
SOUNDS
Hotel Hotel Hotel Self Cont. Hotel Hotel BONUS OFFER: FREE Wifi Per Room From Nov 22 –Apr 23 May –Oct 23 Nov 23 –Apr 24 Frond Suite $375 $308 $375 Mamaku Apartment $471 $404 $471 Koru Chalet $298 $221 $298 One way water taxi $58 $63 $63 Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May –Oct 23 Oct 23 –Apr 24 Standard $222 $191 $237 Superior $286 $253 $278 Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Apr 24 Studio $160 $144 $172 1 Bedroom $192 $168 $206 2 Bedroom (1-4) $237 $229 $254 Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Apr 24 Chateau Studio $286 $253 $305 Superior Studio $329 $290 $353 Grand Room $403 $360 $431 Per Room From Oct 22 –15 Apr 23 16 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –15 Apr 24 Superior Room $265 $205 $273 *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 Nov 22 –Apr 23 May –Oct 23 Nov
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Bella Vista Nelson is the perfect base to explore the local wine regions and stunning Abel Tasman National Park. The motel is easy to find on Tahunanui Drive, a short stroll to Tahuna Beach, shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. We are an easy 10 minute drive from Nelson City.

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 fully air conditioned rooms, Flames on Forty Restaurant Bar, complimentary WiFi, heated swimming pool complex with BBQ area, two guest laundries and free car parking.

Centrally located – Rutherford Hotel Nelson ~ A Heritage Hotel – is Nelson’s only 24-hour-fullyserviced hotel. A short stroll from the best sides Nelson has to offer, historic South Street and the beautiful cathedral. 3min walk to the city centre, 10min drive from the airport. Offering 113 luxurious rooms and suites with all modern facilities. Facilities: Two onsite restaurants, Mini Bar, Air-conditioning, Sauna, Health Centre, Outdoor Pool (operates Oct – Mar), Free unlimited Wifi internet, Sky TV, concierge service, On-site parking.

A luxury retreat offering boutique accommodation at the water’s edge in a village setting with beautiful grounds. With a choice of hotel rooms, garden and laneway suites and 2 bedroom Terrace Houses, the resort meets the needs of all guests and offers outstanding service. Amenities include a restaurant, beauty and hair salon, craft jeweller, swimming pool, gym, free Wifi and free car parking.

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

GOLDEN BAY Ratanui Lodge

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.

GOLDEN BAY Awaroa Lodge

Golden Bay’s Ratanui Lodge features 10 uniquely appointed guest rooms all with en-suite. The Lodge combines boutique hotel accommodation with an intimate restaurant, serving memorable dinners nightly. Facilities of our Golden Bay accommodation include a salt water swimming pool, spa pool, free wifi and a complimentary continental breakfast. During your stay at our accommodation, enjoy customised Farewell Spit Ecotour and Abel Tasman sea kayak trips, and a flair for unexpected delights that will make your visit to Golden Bay unforgettable. Ratanui Lodge welcomes children over age 12 only.

Located in the heart of Abel Tasman National Park offering peace and tranquility, our Lodge is accessible only by water or air. Accommodation is carefully crafted to complement the environment while placing you amongst it. The restaurant, bar and outdoor pizzeria opens daily and welcomes track walkers as well as in-house guests.

*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.
NELSON Bella Vista Nelson NELSON Rutherford Hotel NELSON Grand Arden Monaco Nelson GOLDEN BAY Westhaven Retreat MARAHAU Abel Tasman Lodge NELSON The Hotel Nelson
Hotel Hotel Self Cont. Self Cont. Hotel Hotel Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Apr 24 Compact Studio $173 $147 $173 Superior King Room $204 $178 $204 One bedroom $237 $191 $237 Per Room From Nov 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Oct 23 Nov 22 –Mar 24 Premium $273 $227 $287 Per Room From Oct 22 – Mar 23 Apr 23– Mar 24 Standard King Room $215 $268 Seaview King Room $242 $294 Per Room From Nov 22 –15 Apr 23 16 Apr –Oct 23 Nov 23 –15 Apr 24 Lodge Room DBB $1,712 $1,615 $1,904 Luxury Suite DBB $1,971 $1,875 $2,163 Per Room From Nov 22 –Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Apr 24 Studio Ensuite $250 $212 $269 Kowhai Suite $282 $250 $308 Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Apr 24 Studio $260 $223 $237 Superior $286 $253 $278 Superior Spa $329 $290 $305 Garden Suite
Oct 22 – Mar 23 Apr 23 – Mar 24 Run of House Room $508 $523 Per Room From Oct 22 – 28 Apr 23 Oct 23 – 28 Apr 24 Standard Room $273 $317 Superior Suite $419 $483 Return Water Taxi ex Kaiteriteri $85 $89 Hotel Hotel NOTE: Minimum 2 night stay The New Zealand Book 2023 - 24 | North America | New Zealand Dollars MARLBOROUGH, PICTON & NELSON 89

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

Use of kayaks/canoes, day pack

Coach transfers to and from Motueka or Nelson

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sat and Sun (subject to availability)

3-Day Itinerary: excludes days 2 and 4. May be reversed on some departures. Please ask for a copy of their comprehensive brochure.

QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK - GUIDED OR INDEPENDENT WALK OPTIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Operated by Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company Adult Twin Share

Guided Walk $2,103

Independent Walk $918

Kaiteriteri Adele Island Marahau Anchorage
Te Pukatea Bay Pitt Head Torrent Bay Falls River Bark Bay Onetahuti Awaroa
Totaranui
Per Adult Standard 01 Nov 22 - 31 Mar 23 and 1 May - 31 Aug 23 Shoulder Season 01 - 30 April 23 01 - 30 Sep 23 3 Day/2 night Guided Walk $1,595 $1,445 5 Day/4 night Guided Walk $2,495 $2,345 3 Day/2 night Kayak and Walk Combo $1,735 $1,585 5 Day/4 night Kayak and Walk Combo $2,635 $2,485 5 day trips depart Tues. 3 day trips depart Mon, Wed, Fri,
Luggage
transfer - you travel with only a day pack
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MARLBOROUGH TOUR COMPANY

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

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

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.

4 Hr Fishing Inner Queen Charlotte Sound (up to 6 people) $1,276

8 Hr Fishing Extreme Outer Sounds (up to 6 people) $2,429

Per person extra (up to 8 people)

MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS ADVENTURE COMPANY

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

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

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

SOUNDS CONNECTION WINE TOURS

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

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

Full Day Gourmet Wine Experience - Departs: Nov - Apr

10.30am returns 5pm, (set itinerary) includes lunch.

Half Day Wine Tour - Departs: daily 1.30pm. Returns 5.30pm. Note: Scenic touring options also available, details on request.

COUGAR LINE

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

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

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

Per Person Marlborough Wine Iconic Tour $240 Taste Marlborough $250
Per
$385
Person
Day
Kayak $154 Half Day Kayak $113 Adult
Early
$94
Full Day Cruise
Queen
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$90
boat, per extra hour
Per
Full
Guided
Child (5-15yrs) 3 Hour Sounds Delivery Cruise $94 $62
Bird Eco Cruise
$62
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Charlotte Walk

GOLDEN BAY AIR

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

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

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

Adult Child

Fly Golden Bay and Cruise Abel Tasman Experience $512 $512

CABLE BAY ADVENTURE PARK

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

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

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

Horse Treks - Guided horse treks from 1 - 2.5 hours to suit all abilities. Our treks include river crossings, hill trails and stunning views of the mountains and sea.

Skywire

4x4 Quad Bike Tour

2.5 hr Horse Trek (Per Person)

Adult Child (under 16yrs)

$108 $77

$190 $62

$169 $169

NELSON CLASSIC CARS MUSEUM

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

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

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

Adult Child (5-14yrs)

General Entry $19 $8

WILSONS ABEL TASMAN

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

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

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

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

Adult Child

$171 $100

$225 $127

Abel Tasman Seals and Beach Walk - ex Kaiteriteri (Child 5-14yrs) $93 $47

Abel Tasman Seals and Beach Walk - ex Nelson (Child 5-14yrs) $147 $74

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 nature-lover’s paradise. Departing from Collingwood, tour duration is 6.5 hours. As you travel along the beach, actual departure times are dependent on the tides and will be advised on confirmation of booking.

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

Adult Child (under 16yrs)

Farewell Spit Eco Tour

$174 $67

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HANMER SPRINGS & KAIKOURA

MOTHER NATURE AT HER BEST

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

DRIVING DISTANCES:

KAIKŌURA TO:

Hanmer Springs (Inland route) 129 kms, 2 hrs

Christchurch 185 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins

Picton 160 kms, 2 hrs 15 mins

HANMER SPRINGS TO:

Christchurch 135 kms, 1 hrs 30 mins

Greymouth 218 kms, 3 hrs

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

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

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

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KAIKŌURA Kaikōura Gateway Motor Lodge KAIKŌURA White Morph

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

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

KAIKŌURA Sudima Kaikoura KAIKŌURA Bendamere House B&B

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

KAIKŌURA Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses

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

HANMER SPRINGS Clear Ridge Apartments

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

HANMER SPRINGS The St James

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.

guest laundry, BBQ, plus complimentary bath robes and pool towels.

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.

KAIKOURA Pure Pods

Per Pod Oct 22 –Mar 24 1-2 people $605

At PurePods we provide unique, off-the-grid experiences in a network of luxurious glass eco-cabins located in secluded and stunning slices of the beautiful New Zealand landscape. Every PurePod location is distinct with dramatic landscapes, discrete views and a compelling story. The PurePods are solar-powered, operating fully off the grid and are deliberately free of a wi-fi connection. Guests can be assured of tranquillity, and a minimal carbon footprint.

Kahutara PurePod, perched high above the Kahutara River with vast views across to the mighty Seaward Kaikõura mountain range, only 20 minutes inland from Kaikõura, or 2.5 hours from Christchurch. Exact Location kept "secret" to add to the adventure (and help ensure total privacy), with full instructions for locating the PurePod provided on the confirmation of booking.

Hanmer Springs Hotel

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Surrounded by stunning scenery and nestled amongst beautiful gardens and tall canopies, the Hanmer Springs Hotel is a truly relaxing retreat. Located in the heart of Hanmer Springs near shops, restaurants and attractions, everything you need is only a small stroll away. 90 mins from Christchurch. Each room has tea and coffee making facilities, small fridge, hair dryer, Sky TV, free unlimited Wi-Fi. Hotel includes: 24 hour reception, complimentary car parking, outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, meeting facilities, in-house restaurant and bar.

Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 – Mar 24

Classic Room $218 $218 $276

Superior Room $244 $244 $308

*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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Self Cont. Self Cont. Hotel Hosted Hosted Self Cont. Self Cont. Per Room From Sep 22 –Apr 23 May –Aug 23 Sep 23 –Apr 24 Studio $201 $196 $201 1 Bedroom (1-2) $256 $244 $256 2 Bedroom (1-2) $282 $269 $282 Per Room From Nov 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Garden Studio $212 $204 $233 Deluxe $250 $226 $276 Family Suite (1-4) $385 $423 $423 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Aug 23 Sep 23 –Mar 24 Superior Room $282 $236 $297 Extra Person $45 $45 $45 Per Room From Oct 22 - Sep 23 Oct 23 - Mar 24 Hampton Room B&B $287 $297 Harrington Room B&B $287 $297 Langman Room B&B $287 $297 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 1 Bdrm Apt $330 $305 $354 2 Bdrm Apt (1-2) $366 $342 $391 Extra Person $49 $49 $49 Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May 23 –Apr 24 Deluxe Studio $304 $313 1 Bdrm Spa Unit $344 $356 2 Bdrm Connection Unit (1-4) $595 $603 Per Room From Oct 22 – Mar 23 Apr –Nov 23 Dec 23 –Mar 24 Lodge Room DBB $1,216 $957 $1,274 Hapuku Room DBB $1,644 $1,149 $1,726 Family Tree House (1-4) DBB $2,442 $1,918 $2,639
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Includes full breakfast and three-course dinner.
Free Wifi.
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*Note Xmas & Easter surcharges apply BONUS:
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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.

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.

SOUTH PACIFIC HELICOPTERS AND WINGS OVER WHALES

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

KAIKŌURA ENCOUNTERS

Dolphin Encounter - The dusky dolphins that reside along the Kaikōura coastline are known as the most acrobatic dolphins in the world and whether you choose to swim with the dolphins in their natural environment or stay dry and watch from the boat, the dolphins of Kaikōura will astound you! Departs: Three times a day in the summer and twice daily in the winter. Tours are usually around 3.5 hrs in duration. Note: Advance bookings are essential due to the high demand for this activity. Tours are subject to sea conditions. Min. age to swim 8yrs, min. age to watch 5yrs.

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

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.

Adult Child (3-14yrs) Scenic Flight Experience - 30 mins $195 $97 Helicopter Flight - 30 mins $405 $405 Adult Child (14yrs & under) Boat Based Tour POA POA Adult Child (12yrs & under) Half Day Guided Seal Kayaking Tour $133 $67 Adult Child (3-15yrs) Whale Watch® $165 $60 Operated
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Located just 6kms north of Kaikōura in a small area called Hapuku. A well known area with a lot of tradition in food preparation or kai (meaning food in Māori). The Hapuku Kitchen Seasonal Feast is an ever-changing half day experience, focused on uncomplicated and utterly delicious dishes made from ingredients sourced from the gardens and local producers. With help always at hand, you will learn many techniques and tricks on the creation of the dishes of the day.

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

Per Person

Super Pass (includes towel) - Super Pass offers choice of a 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.

Situated 20 minutes south of Kaikoura lies Glenstrae farm Quad and UTV tours on a spectacular coastal setting. Come and experience the breathtaking surrounds of this rugged coastline on a 2.5 hour quad bike ride over the working Glenstrae sheep farm in the Kaikōura mountains. Embark on a ride of a lifetime as you speed through native bush and hill country farm land. Dash through manuka glades on your way to the Haumuri Bluffs where you will see fur seals basking in the sun before reaching a small cabin on the property for tea, coffee and cookies. Prepare for a highlight of your tour and wild ride as you tear up the middle of the creek.

Duration: 3 hrs

Per Person Hapuku Kitchen Half Day $284 Adult Child (5-15yrs) Quad Bike

Yamaha Viking Tour

Super Pass (includes towel) $51

Spa Pass (includes towel) $154

Alpine Aqua Revitaliser $167

Alpine Aqua Vichy $164

Hot Stone Therapy Package $185

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.

Adult Child (3-15yrs) Family (2AD+3CH)

Pools Single Entry + Towel Hire $41 $26 $91

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 3-13yrs)

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

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

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

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 $128 $72

River Rafting $173 $102

4 Wheel Quad Bikes $173 $102

Bungy (Per Person) $173Hanmer Spring Canoes $255 $173

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23

Sudima Christchurch Airport

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

Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24

Superior Room $270 $219 $275

Superior Plus Room $307 $229 $304

Executive Room $335 $247 $322

Land in 4 star plus comfort at the Novotel Christchurch Airport hotel, conveniently located directly outside the International and Domestic terminals. Enjoy a unique experience in one of the 200 rooms available, designed with modern decor, ergonomic comfort, and high-end facilities. Dine in the Food Exchange or Gourmet Bar with a selection of balanced meal choices, where you can relax in a friendly and stylish setting.

Bright and funky with lots of attitude, this innovative and stylish hotel has a unique urban feel throughout. Located in the heart of the CBD, within strolling distance of fantastic dining, shopping, and attractions such as the Botanic Gardens and Arts Centre. Amenities include a restaurant and bar, free WiFi (up to 500MB), small gym, and car parking (paid direct).

Bealey Quater, a purpose-built hotel with your comfort and enjoyment in mind. Boasting 39 private rooms each is fitted out with a smart TV and FREE ultra-fast Wi-Fi. Centrally located next door to the Bealey Ale House a great time is assured as it is one of the highest rating bar and restaurants in town

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

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

With sweeping views over Latimer Square, indulge in relaxation and a good night’s sleep after a day of new sights, sounds and exploration. Located 200m from the Transitional Cathedral, and only a five-minute walk to the CBD. On-site, enjoy the excellent steakhouse and bar, Bloody Mary’s, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception and room service, and free parking.

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Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Studio $165 $153 $165 Executive Studio $204 $165 $204 Two Bedroom $255 $229 $255 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 City Urban Double $97 $93 $107 City Urban King $136 $131 $149 City Urban Premium $154 $148 $169 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Superior Room $382 $245 $327 Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Standard Room $159 $138 $175 Ibis Plus Room $197 $180 $217 Extra person $38 $42 $42 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Standard Room $218 $179 $231 Executive Room $244 $218 $256 Executive Suite (1-4) $359 $308 $372 Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Apr 24 Studio Room $160 $144 $172 Extra person $32 $32 $35 Hotel 2 CHRISTCHURCH AIRPORT Airport Gateway Motor Lodge CHRISTCHURCH AIRPORT Novotel Christchurch Airport CHRISTCHURCH CITY BreakFree on Cashel CHRISTCHURCH CITY Ibis Christchurch
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CHRISTCHURCH CITY Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

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Casino surrounded by bars and restaurants, 10 kms from Christchurch International Airport, Wyndham Garden Christchurch Kilmore Street offers convenient amenities like a gym, café, and free WiFi. Each non-smoking guest room features a kitchenette (with refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, toaster, microwave, and dishwasher), flat-screen satellite TV, ironing amenities, hair dryer, bath products, and window that opens.

Apr

Studio Apartment $314 $263 $314

One Bedroom $442 $391 $442

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).

Bright, modern accommodation in the heart of the Garden City. Adjacent to Cathedral Square and within walking distance to The Terrace – the new hospitality precinct overlooking the Avon River and The Crossing – the new shopping precinct and vibrant heart of the city. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, 24 hour reception, accessible rooms, WiFi access and fully equipped gym.

Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24

Superior Room $223 $209 $245

Executive Room $300 $293 $330

Extra person $58 $63 $63

CHRISTCHURCH CITY Distinction Christchurch Hotel

Centrally located in the revitalised Cathedral Square in the heart of the city, this luxury hotel offers 179 elegant, airconditioned rooms including 3 floors of refurbished Superior Rooms and Suites with flat screen smart televisions and Sky channels. Also offering a restaurant, bar, gym, valet car parking and free WiFi.

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.

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.

Per Room From Oct 22Apr 23 MaySep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24

Executive $364 $291 $383

Premium Executive $391 $312 $413

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Located in Christchurch CBD just minutes away from dining, shopping and entertainment, Crowne Plaza Christchurch offers accommodation, dining and meeting options for the modern leisure traveller. Overlooking historic Victoria Square and the iconic Avon River, you’ll be in the perfect spot to explore the city or relax in the upmarket surrounds of Market Place Restaurant, or the 1851 Social bar and lounge.

Per Room From Nov 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24

Standard Room $276 $173 $263

Standard City view Room $317 $214 $304 King Suite $383 $281 $370

AKAROA Beaufort House

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Beaufort House Akaroa offers luxury accommodation and harbour views to discerning guests who enjoy heritage, character, and the charm of a bygone era. Refurbished with Antiques of the era. Enjoy this Peaceful and tranquil accommodation. In excellent location with a 5 min walk to all facilities and the waterfront, Free Wifi and European breakfast included.

Per Room From Oct 22 – Sep 23

Double Room Including Breakfast $490

Sudima Christchurch City is a 5-star boutique hotel ideally located on Victoria Street amidst an array of cafes, restaurants and bars. It’s just a martini pips’ throw to beautiful Hagley Park and a short walk to Christchurch’s city centre. As a contemporary hotel it features luxe rooms and suites, The Lane restaurant & bar and Moss day spa

Apr

Akaroa Critieon Motel

The Akaroa Criterion Motel is situated in the heart of Akaroa, offering stunning harbour views. Enjoy spacious, tastefully appointed units all featuring double glazing and open to private sunny balconies. The Akaroa Criterion is adjacent to boutique shops, restaurants and the beach.

Oct

Per Room From Oct 22 - Apr 23

Mar

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Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 1 Bedroom $330 $291 $349 2 Bedroom $462 $436 $480 Per Room From Oct 22 – Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23 – Apr 24 Classic Super King Room $256 $224 $274 Superior Room $346 $320 $364 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Superior King $362 $237 $289 Junior Suite $507 $382 $421
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GARDEN CITY HELICOPTERS

Otautahi, Christchurch is a city of exploration, where urban regeneration, culture and heritage thrive. Christchurch is constantly evolving, giving visitors something new to explore. The Canterbury region is rich in a vast diversity of landscapes in our backyard. Only a short helicopter flight in any direction will put you over snow-covered mountains, lush pasture farmland, rivers, lakes, rugged coastlines, or major metropolitan cities. Enjoy a birds-eye perspective on our amazing region as our experienced pilots fly you in comfort and safety.

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

Canterbury Winery Lunch heli tour

THE INTERNATIONAL ANTARCTIC CENTRE

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

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

Adult Child (5-15yrs)

Geneal Admission $61 $30

HASSLE-FREE TOURS

Hassle-free Tours offer specialised tour experiences throughout the spectacular Christchurch and Canterbury region. Friendly guides provide an informative and entertaining commentary throughout your journey.

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

Adult Child (15yrs & under)

Lord of the Rings Tour $307 $204

CHRISTCHURCH TRAM DINNER

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

Adult Child (15yrs & under)

Christchurch Tram Dinner $150 $150

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) $32 Free

30min Punting ride $37 $16

Tram and punting combo $64 $16

ALPINE JET THRILLS

20mins of jet boating on the Braided Shallows of one of New Zealand’s most challenging and exhilarating rivers – the Waimakariri. Experience the thrills that only jet boating offers – skim the shallows, spin in your own boat length - under the guidance of our skilled drivers. No-one knows the Waimakariri like Alpine Jet Thrills.

Duration: 20 mins Depart: 2.30pm

Braided Shallows experience depart from the Waimakariri River just 15 mins from Christchurch (Ōtautahi).

Adult Child (5-15yrs)

Braided Blast from River Base $103 $77

Alpine Airboats – Air Blast (min 4 people) $103 $77

Per Person
$662 Helijet $441
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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.

BLACK CAT CRUISES

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. Departs from Akaroa’s Main Wharf at 9.30am, 12.30 pm.

CHRISTCHURCH ADVENTURE PARK

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.

Zipline Tour - approx 2 hours - A series of four thrilling dual-ziplines, including one that is over 1.1 kilometres long (New Zealand’s longest!), and another that is over 150 metres above the valley floor (New Zealand’s highest!). ZIPLINE #4 : Race down New Zealand’s longest Zipline reaching speeds of over 100kph. !.1km long, that’s 1100m..! Duration is 45 minutes.

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

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

$215 $185

3 Hour Swim with the Dolphins - Non swimmers (Child: 5-15yrs) $113 $82

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).

Adult Child (under 15yrs)

Akaroa Day Tour (Tour 01- Day Tour and Cruise) $287 $144

Akaroa Day Tour (Tour 01C- Day Tour, Cruise and Lunch) $246 $123

Akaroa Day Tour + Swimming with the Dolphin $333 $200

Kaikōura and Whale Watching Cruise (Tour LT08) $395 $195

Waipara Wine Trail with Lunch (Tour LT18A) $154 $77

Operated by Christchurch Attractions Adult Child (5-15yrs) Family Gondola Ride $37 $16 $91 Adult Child (7-17yrs) Family Zipline Tour $149 $101 $462 Zipline #4 $77 $62 Intro to Riding $97 $97 Sightseeing $21 $10 Adult Child 2 Hour Nature Cruise (Child: 5-15yrs) $102 $41 3 Hour Swim with the Dolphins - Swimmers (Child: 8-15yrs)
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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'.

DRIVING DISTANCES:

GREYMOUTH TO:

Christchurch 255 kms, 3 hrs 45 mins

Franz Josef 180 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins

Punakaiki 44 kms, 45 mins

HAAST TO:

Queenstown 250 kms, 3 hrs 45 mins

Greymouth 315 kms, 4 hrs 30 mins

OTHER DISTANCES:

FOX to Wanaka 260 kms, 4 hrs

to Haast 120 kms, 1 hr 30 mins

FRANZ JOSEF to Fox Glacier 25 kms, 30 mins

to Christchurch 395 kms, 5 hrs 40 mins

SPECIAL EVENTS:

11 Feb 2023 – Buller Gorge Marathon

11 Mar 2023 – Wildfoods Festival

1 Jun 2023 – Red Cross Resilience Ultra

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

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

» The Pancake Rocks and Blowholes at Punakaiki.

» The New Zealand Fur Seal colony at Cape Foulwind.

» 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.

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Cover: Hokitika Gorge, West Coast. Photo Credit:Fraser Clements

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.

Maruia Hot Springs Thermal Resort

Looking for the perfect escape to unplug, relax and rejuvenate?

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

Situated in the centre of the township of Moana, The hotel’s lakefront location makes for easy access to great walks and lake activities. A magical place where time has no meaning, the ultimate West Coast experience. Complete with excellent accommodation, great facilities, fabulous food, and so much to see and do, along with the added bonus of spectacular views of Lake Brunner and the Southern Alps from your room.

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.

Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation

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accommodation is right by the sea offering guests the opportunity to relax and enjoy fantastic views of the ocean and impressive West Coast sunsets. You can choose from 3 different styles of holiday accommodation. you can relax and enjoy: 4 acres of native gardens, which surround the chalets, apartments and cabins.

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

Breakers Boutique Accommodation

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.

Only a stone’s throw from the rugged west coastline, close to the town centre’s restaurants, cafes, shops, and craft galleries. Modern, elegant rooms offering comfort and privacy. Enjoy magnificent views from the Oceanview Restaurant and Bar, complimentary WiFi and car parking.

The New Zealand Book 2023 - 24 | North America | New Zealand Dollars WEST COAST & THE GLACIER REGION Takaka Karamea Westport Reefton Paparoa National Park Murchison Christchurch Queenstown Haast Akaroa Lake Sumner Forest Park Waipara Kumara Twizel Mt Hutt Tekapo Timaru Omarama Oamaru Wanaka Lake Benmore Arthur’s Pass National Park Lake Pukaki Rakaia River Temuka Lake Ohau Lake Hawea Jackson Head Jackson Bay Big Bay Lake Wanaka Cromwell Kyeburn Templeton Lake Ellesmere Canterbury Bight Geraldine Craigieburn Forest Park Lake Kaniere Ross Abut Head Westland National Park Methven Greymouth Lewis Pass Moana Punakaiki Hokitika Franz Josef Glacier Fox Glacier *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 –Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Apr 24 Standard Resort Room $319 $189 $325 $406 $282 $425 $56 $56 $56
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MOANA Hotel Lake Brunner LEWIS PASS GREYMOUTH GREYMOUTH Copthorne Greymouth GREYMOUTH The Ashley Hotel HOKITIKA Beachfront Hotel HOKITIKA
Hosted Hotel Hotel Self Cont. Hotel Per Room From Oct –Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Lakeview Studio $200 $179 $231 Two Bedroom Lakeview Apartment 1-4 people $385 $328 $385 Per Room From 01 Oct 22 –09 Apr 23 10 Apr 23 –31 Mar 24 Mountain view Room $343 $356 Garden Ground Room $353 $366 Deluxe Glamping Pod $271 $281 Per Room From Oct –Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23–Apr 24 Superior Room $250 $212 $250 Extra person $13 $13 $13 Per Room From Oct –Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23–Apr 24 Standard Room $191 $160 $191 Executive Room $217 $178 $217 One Bedroom (1-4) $229 $204 $229 Per Room From Oct 22 – Sep 23 Oct 23 – Sep 24 Breakthrough Room $303 $303 Breakwater Suite $415 $467 Driftwood Suite $436 $467 Per Room From Oct –Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23–Apr 24 Driftwood Rooms $222 $191 $237 Ground Floor Oceanview $260 $223 $278 Oceanview $286 $253 $305 Per Room From Oct –Apr 23 May –Oct 23 Nov 23–Mar 24 Motel Log Cabin $186 $150 POA Studio Beachfront Chalet $223 $188 POA Two Bedroom Apartment $277 $242 POA BONUS: Stay 3 nights and pay 2 nights (May-Sep) South Island Hotel Hotel 103
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FRANZ JOSEF Bella Vista Motel

FRANZ JOSEF Scenic Hotel 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 unlimited WIFI, guest laundry and BBQ.

FRANZ JOSEF 58 on Cron

Surrounded by native bush and majestic mountains, giving privacy and peace in a tranquil setting. Just a short stroll to the main village, Glacier Hot Pools across the road, and a two-minute walk to the West Coast Wildlife Centre. Hear tree frogs whistling in the rainforest at night. Kitchenettes in each unit, free WiFi, guest laundry, and car parking.

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$199 $162 $219

1 Bedroom $231 $190 $254

2 Bedroom (1-4) $333 $261 $367

Te Waonui Forest Retreat

A haven from the city rush, a foray into New Zealand’s pristine wilderness, a place to relax and refresh with a natural, earthy ambiance and attentive service. Enjoy an unique dining experience at the on-site restaurant, featuring fresh, local cuisine. Rooms feature deluxe soundproofing technology, luxurious bedding, private balcony or courtyard, and free WiFi.

Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

Originally opened in 1928, this historic hotel has provided lodgings for climbers and adventurers from all over the world. Restored in 2007, this tradition is proudly continued, with modern comforts. The setting offers fantastic rural and mountain views. Facilities include a café and bar, guest laundry, free WiFi, and free car parking.

FOX GLACIER Distinction Fox Glacier Te Weheka Hotel

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Hotel

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 Oct 22 –Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Apr 24

Standard Room $312 $222 $337

Superior Room $375 $276 $404

Extra Person $62 $62 $62

FRANZ JOSEF Punga Grove Motel and Suites

Self Cont.

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 Nov 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Aug 23 Sep 23 –Mar 24

Studio $187 $144 $206

1 Bedroom (2) $225 $169 $247

2 Bedroom (1-4) $281 $231 $309

Motel

Bella Vista Fox Glacier is a modern motel complex in the heart of Fox Glacier Village. All rooms feature tea/coffee making facilities, cable TV and internet access. Guest amenities include a spa pool, BBQ area and laundry facilities. Off street car parking is provided.

Per Room From Nov 22–Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Apr 22

Compact Studio $220 $128 $220

Queen Standard $256 $160 $256

One Bedroom $282 $199 $282

FOX GLACIER Reflection Lodge Homestay

Reflection Lodge is a lovely hosted Homestay Accommodation just outside the township of Fox Glacier on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The lodge is located in a private setting on a small private lake with panoramic views of Mount Cook & Mount Tasman, close to the Fox Glacier village and to some great walks, with the famous “Lake Matheson” on our back doorstep. Enjoy the expansive gardens and peaceful location, the two comfortable rooms and the hearty breakfast at the start of the day.

HAAST Heartland Hotel Haast

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, complimentary car parking, and on-site breakfast restaurant.

Per Room From Nov 22–Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23–Mar 24 Twin/Double B&B $462 $301 $497

Triple B&B (2 AD & 1 CH) $526 $365 $565

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.

Self Cont. Per Room From Nov 22 –Apr 23 May –Oct 23 Nov 23
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Adults DBB $859 $791 $923 Extra Adult DBB $244 $256 $256 BONUS: FREE Wifi BONUS: Includes full breakfast and FREE unlimited Wifi FOX GLACIER
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Hosted Per Room From Nov 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Standard Room $244 $218 $235 One Bedroom Suite $262 $220 $254 Per Room From Oct 22 – Mar 24 Ensuite Room $318 Per Room From Nov 22–March 23 April May 23 –Sept 24 Compact Queen Studio $218 $141 $218 Kitchenette Queen Studio $288 $179 $263 1 Bedroom Unit (1-4) $378 $263 $314 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Apr 24 Standard Room $185 $165 $200 Family Room (1-4) $263 $242 $283 Extra Person $51 $58 $58 WEST COAST & THE GLACIER REGION The New Zealand Book 2023 - 24 | North America | New Zealand Dollars 104

UNDERWORLD ADVENTURES

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

ON YER BIKE

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: 12-15yrs, as passenger: 3yrs+)

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: 12-15yrs, as passenger: 3yrs+)

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: 12-15yrs, as passenger: 3yrs+)

WEST COAST TREETOP WALK AND CAFÉ

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

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

Thrill seekers will feel their heart pump and the adrenalin rush as they climb to the top of the Tower 47 metres above the forest floor. Be inspired by a sensational vista of the majestic snow-capped Southern Alps, Lake Mahinapua and the Tasman sea. We are located 15mins South of Hokitika

The Nile River Rainforest Train - Completed in December 2002, ‘The Nile River Rainforest Train’ recreated a bygone era where bush trams once prevailed. The Train provides visitors with a fantastic way to experience the spectacular wilderness landscapes of the Nile River Canyon in the South Island’s Paparoa National Park. Suited to everyone, old or young. Duration: Allow 1.5hrs return from the Charleston Base.

Departs: 9am & 11.30am Summer (Oct to Apr) & 10.00am Winter (May to Sep). Trips depart daily and are timed in conjunction with the scheduled Caving Adventures. Departure and return times may vary accordingly.

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

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

Adult Child (5-16yrs)

The Nile River Rainforest Train Tour (min 2 people) $26 $20

The Charleston Glowworm Cave Tour $149 $113

Rafting $220 $179

MONTEITH'S BREWING COMPANY

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

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

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Adult Child (5-15yrs) Family Pass Walkway Entry $29 $14 $69 Per Person Brewery Tour $31 Adult Child 1 hour Enchanted Forest Track - Quads $128 $113 1 hour Enchanted Forest Track - Buggies Single $1491 hour Enchanted Forest Track - Buggies Double $2512 hour Bush ‘n’ Bog Track - Quads $174 $164 2 hour Bush ‘n’ Bog Track - Buggies Single $2042 hour Bush ‘n’ Bog Track - Buggies Double $34990 minute Mud Track - Buggies Single $24690 minute Mud Track - Buggies Double $369The New Zealand Book 2023 - 24 | North America | New Zealand Dollars WEST COAST & THE GLACIER REGION 105

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).

Adult Child (3-13yrs)

Grand Traverse of Mount Cook and the Glaciers $436 $333

SHANTYTOWN

Located approximately 10kms south of Greymouth, Shantytown is a faithfully restored replica of an 1860's West Coast gold mining town. A living monument to the hardy pioneers who forded the wildly exotic rivers and streams and scrambled through the rugged subtropical rainforest in search of their fortunes. Steam power was at the heart of the West Coast's early development and Shantytown affords this time encapsulated experience to new generations of travellers via a short trip by Steam Train. All tickets to Shantytown include a ride on one of our two vintage steam trains, sluice gun demonstration (when available) and Holographic.

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

Adult Child (5-17yrs) Shantytown Entry, Steam Train Ride & Gold Panning $46 $27

OKARITO BOAT ECO TOURS

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

Adult Child (8-15yrs) Okarito Eco Tour $118 $56

FRANZ JOSEF HELIHIKE

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

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

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.

Adult Child (5-15yrs)

All Day Unlimited Entry $35 $16

All Day Entry + Kiwi Backstage Pass (only 32 issued per day) $71 $71

Operated by The Helicopter Line

Adult Child (8-14yrs) Franz Josef Helihike $600 $569

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FRANZ JOSEF TOURS

Jump on board the Hanna-K and join us for a scenic cruise or fishing charter on Lake Mapourika, just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier. Lake Mapourika holds scenic views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Cruise along the mirror-like water and visit a kiwi sanctuary amidst some of Westland’s oldest untouched rainforest. Your skipper will provide commentary along the way, and complimentary tea and coffee are provided on all our tours. The Hanna-K has an indoor cabin area, as well a covered outdoor back deck, which means you stay warm and dry in all weather. The front viewing deck is perfect for photography and birdwatching. Fishing: Fish for brown trout all year around. Salmon season from 01 October to 31 March annually.

Join us on a unique kayak adventure just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier! Set out across Lake Mapourika’s mysterious black waters enjoying mirror-like reflections of the Southern Alps and glaciers. Sit in awe of the surrounding Jurassic rainforest and 900 year old trees as you explore the Okarito kiwi sanctuary. A kayak experience like no other that’s designed to complete your Glacier Country experience!

Operated by Franz Josef Wilderness Tours

Adult Child (3-15yrs)

Cruise Only $111 $62

3 Hour Fishing $154 $72

3 hr Kayak Classic (the original adventure) $125 $77

4 hr Kayak and Walk (includes a guided rainforest walk) $149 $91

CYCLE JOURNEYS

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

FOX GLACIER GUIDING

Fox Glacier is the largest of the mighty West Coast glaciers and unique because it terminates in temperate rainforest 270m above sea level. A visit to Fox Glacier is an unforgettable experience. All necessary equipment is provided including ground transport, boots, socks, crampons, raincoat, walking poles and highly trained guides. Reporting time is 15 mins prior to departures.

Fox Glacier Helihike - (Flying Fox) - An awesome combination of helicopter flight and up to 3 hours exploring a remote part of the glacier with constantly changing pristine ice formations and caves. Duration 4 hrs. Departs 9am and 12 noon all year plus 3pm Oct-Apr. (Tip: these trips are very popular so we urge you to book early). Other departures available on demand.

Minimum age 9yrs. (Child: 9-16yrs)

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

Adult/Child Family

Fox Glacier Helihike (Flying Fox) $512 $1,641

Heli Ice Climbing Adventure (Fox It Up) $691 -

FOX AND FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER HELICOPTERS

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

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

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

WAIATOTO RIVER SAFARIS

Travel to the top of the river and listen as we impart our in-depth knowledge of the area. Pass over the Alpine Fault line and watch the truly dramatic scenery unfold. Learn about the introduced animals, visit the Kiwi sanctuary and learn about the Kiwi breeding program. The laid-back, relaxed pace of this river safari allows plenty of time for photo stops and an optional stroll before a speedy trip back downriver to the Tasman Sea to spot some native birds before finishing off with a visit to the breeding grounds of the famous West Coast New Zealand Whitebait fishery.

Adult Child (4-15 yrs)

Waiatoto River Safari - Self Drive

$245

$153

Operated by Glacier Helicopter Franz Josef Adult Child (14yrs & under)

Fox or Franz Josef Glacier Snow Landing (Flt 302) $308 $215

Fox and Franz Josef Twin (Flt 303) $395 $277

Mount Cook Spectacular with Landing (Flt 306) $538 $377

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DRIVING DISTANCES:

WANAKA TO:

Christchurch 425 kms, 6 hrs

Fox Glacier 260 kms, 3 hrs 15 mins

Mount Cook 214 kms,

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

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

Dunedin 276 kms, 3 hrs

Picton 773 kms, 14 hrs

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.

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

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

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

» Trout fishing in the lake and surrounding areas.

» Winter skiing at Treble Cone and Cardrona.

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

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

Roys Peak track. Photo Credit: Julia Forrester
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03 Dec 2022 – Wanaka Beer Festival 29-31 Dec 2022 – Rhythm & Alps 18 Feb 2023 – Challenge Wanaka 10-11 Mar 2023 – Wanaka A&P Show
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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.

WANAKA Wanaka TOP 10 Holiday Park

Wanaka TOP 10 is conveniently located, offering modern, warm units and sealed Campervan sites. Landscaped grounds, sheltered from the wind and only a short 10 minute walk to the lake edge. Our newly refurbished units, are warm, clean & comfortable. Step out of your unit and onto our large lawn, views of the mountain and lake.

Per Room From Oct 22 –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Sep 24

Powered sites 1-2 people only $63 $67

Family Studio $163 $173

One Bedroom Motel $310 POA

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 Care. Facilities include 24-hour reception, free WiFi, off-street parking, gift shop, guest kitchen and laundry.

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.

Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar

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 three-minute stroll to shops, cafes, and restaurants in the town centre. Facilities include guest laundry and ski drying room. WiFi available.

Located within the park like surroundings of The Camp, Cross Hill Lodge and Domes have their own entrance and are nestled on the hill in their own exclusive area. Each of the six domes at Cross Hill has a 40sqm interior with a 30sqm deck, perfect to relax on and let your body absorb the surrounding forest and nature. The floor to ceiling windows enable guests to lie beneath the stars at night, cocooned, safe and warm (or cool) from the outside elements and the morning sunrises are out of this world.

Per Room From Oct 22 – May 23 Jun 23 – Mar 24

Double DBB $872 POA

Single DBB $718 POA

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.

Distinction Wanaka Alpine Resort

Nestled in a quiet location with wonderful mountain views, this resort offers top-quality self-contained apartments with a high level of personal comfort and convenience. Rooms feature fully-equipped kitchens, entertainment suites and private balconies. Amenities include Free WiFi, spa, swimming pool, BBQ area, tennis court, gym and secure and private car parking.

The New Zealand Book 2023 - 24 | North America | New Zealand Dollarss WANAKA Lake Wanaka Roys Bay 84 Wanaka Station Park Lismore Park iSITE endhu Bay, eblecone Aspiring National Park MOUNTASPIRINGRD BROWNSTONST UPTONST WARRENST TENBYST DUNMOREST ANDERSON L ISMORE ST 5 1 2 6 7 ARDMORESTREET McDOUGALL STREET MEADOWSTONE D R Town Centre Airport Hawea, Cromwell, Clyde & West Coast Cardrona & Queenstown Via Crown Range LA K E S I D E DR MACPHERSONRD HELWICK S T DUNGARVON ST 3 GOLF COURSE RD CARDRON A V A L L E R Y R D WANAKALUGGATEHWY 1 8 4 7 PLANTA T I O N R D 2 *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.
23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Standard $214 $279 $214 1 Bdrm Apt $279 $355 $279 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4) $494 $579 $494 Per Room From Oct 22 –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Standard Non View $165 $173 Standard Lake facing $191 $199 One Bedroom Suite $245 $251 Per Room From Nov 22 –Apr 23 May –Oct 23 Nov 23 –Mar 24 Garden View Hotel Room $251 $212 $264 Lake View One Bedroom Suite $391 $236 $292 Lake View Two Bedroom Apt $632 $535 $663 Per Room From Oct 22 – Sep 23 Oct 23 – Sep 24 Studio Compact $212 $218 Standard Studio $250 $256 1 Bedroom $282 $289
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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

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

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

Adult Child (5-15yrs)

General Entry $30 $22

SKYDIVE WANAKA

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

Skydiving is one of life's must-do experiences and here is the most stunning place to tick it off your bucket list.

Duration: Allow 4.5 hours from Queenstown or 3 hours from Wanaka. Free transport from Queenstown or Wanaka.

Per Person

12,000ft $378

15,000ft $481

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. All flights go on demand with a minimum of 2 adults.

Adult Child

Glacier Landing $462 $277

Aspiring and Glaciers $610 $369

Mighty Milford Sound $1,533 $913

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

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

Adult Child (12-16yrs)

$153 Lord of the Rungs - Upper - Level 2 $307 $307

Lord of the Rungs - Lower - Level 1

ECO WANAKA ADVENTURES

Mou Waho Island Cruise & Walk - Cruise to this unique and magical nature reserve, walk the track to the serene lake near the summit for amazing lake and alpine views. Our experienced guides will share their knowledge of local features as well as the diverse New Zealand birdlife including the rare flightless buff weka, extinct on the mainland. This is a not to be missed experience as the island is geologically unique with a lake on top, no introduced predators and magnificent panoramas of the Southern Alps dropping dramatically into Lake Wanaka. Departs 9am and 1.30pm. Duration 3.5 hours. Includes morning or afternoon tea. Min. 2 adults. Rob Roy Glacier Guided Walk - The most varied and spectacular one day walk in New Zealand. Swingbridge, glacier views, ice falls, mountain rainforest, alpine flowers and waterfalls - Rob Roy has it all! The jewel of Mt Aspiring National Park, this walk is graded moderate and is a maximum 5 hour fully guided walk with our local guides revealing this valley's secret places for that perfect shot of the glacier. Departs 9am from Wanaka accommodation. Duration Full day. Includes Gourmet sandwich lunch, hot and cold refreshments and walking poles. Min. 2 adults.

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

Includes: Morning or afternoon tea. Min. 2 Adults.

Mou Waho Island Cruise & Walk $262 $179

Rob Roy Glacier Guided Walk $344 $231

Alpine Lakes Heli Hike $922 $922

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RIDGELINE ADVENTURES

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

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

COMBO OPTIONS:

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

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

Adult Child (15yrs and under)

Wild Hills Safari $266 $144

Roy's Peak Experience $686 $477

Combo Options

PADDLE WANAKA

Imagine surrounding yourself with crystal clear water & the impressive Southern Alps mountain range. Paddle Wanaka offers exclusive guided kayaking & Stand Up Paddle (SUP) board activities on Lake Wanaka & the Clutha River.

Kayak & Cruise - Can’t decide between a kayak or a water taxi? Pick both! Our Kayak (or paddleboard) and Cruise package is a fun and affordable to get out on Lake Wanaka. Enjoy a comfortable paddle out along the coastline to Ruby Island and spend a couple of hours to relax, have a picnic or explore Wanaka’s closest island. To top it off, take a 10min boat ride back to town. It’s the perfect half-day activity!You’ll pick up your kayak from the Paddle Wanaka waterfront rental van and enjoy an hour paddle out to Ruby Island. It’s a small island, with a 20min loop track, so we suggest taking a picnic, book and towel to relax and enjoy. The Paddle Wanaka Island shuttle will pick you up at your designated departure time, and you can enjoy a 10min ride back to town.

Island Shuttle to Mou Waho - Hop aboard our Island Shuttle – Te Toa. We operate our Island Shuttle to Ruby Island, Stevensons Island, Glendhu Bay & Mou Waho or a tailored scenic shuttle to suit your time and needs. Enjoy Lake Wanaka on a powerboat ride and explore our local islands. Grab a blanket, pack a picnic, strap on your walking shoes and soak in the views.

Tiki Tour - Our Tiki Tour provides a kayaking journey exploring more of the remote areas of the lake. Start your day surrounded by the Southern Alps. Our half day Tiki Tour is designed to share our knowledge and make the most of the beautiful mornings kayaking on Lake Wanaka. Our local crew will show you the sweet spots, share some local tales, and have a good old yarn along the way. Combined with our water taxi Te Toa, this one way kayaking journey is a perfect activity for those keen to get active in the outdoors. Whether you live locally, or are you visiting our beautiful town on a weekend getaway, this easy kayaking trip is ideal for friends, couples, families and active oldies.

Adult Child (10-13yrs)

Kayak & Cruise $96 $64

Island Shuttle to Mou Waho $224 $173

Tiki Tour $306 $255

Adult Child

Big Sky Safari (4WD + Heli glacier landing) $907 $646

Wanaka Nature Encounter (4WD + Lake Cruise and Island Walk) $527 $323

WANAKA WINE TOURS

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

Classic Central Otago Wine Tour – Departs daily at 11.00am from Wanaka accommodation, returns approximately 5.30pm. Allow 6.5 hours Includes: All transport, friendly knowledgeable guide, 6 vineyard tastings, award - winning gourmet platter lunch at our favourite vineyard restaurant

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

MT ASPIRING NATIONAL PARK - FLY, HIKE & JETBOAT ADVENTURES

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. Siberia Wilderness Adventure - A 4 hour or half day wilder-ness 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.

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 3-13yrs)

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.

Operated by Wilken River Jet

Per Person Classic Central Otago Wine Tour $276 Boutique Central Otago Wine Tour $215
Adult Child Siberia Wilderness Adventure $606 $468 Jumboland Wilderness Adventure $770 $606 Blue Pools Eco Adventure $195 $123
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CENTRAL OTAGO

FIND YOURSELF (BUT NOT TOO MANY OTHERS)

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

DRIVING DISTANCES:

CROMWELL TO:

Clyde, 26kms, 19 mins

Alexandra 33kms, 26 mins

Wanaka 54kms, 40mins

Queenstown 59kms, 53 mins

Roxburgh 70kms, 55mins

Ranfurly 114kms, 1hr 20mins

Mount Cook 204kms, 2hrs

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Dunedin 221kms, 2hrs 50mins

(via SH8)

Christchurch 423kms, 5 hrs

SPECIAL EVENTS:

09 Apr 2023 – Clyde Wine and Food Festival

Sep 23 – Eat.Taste.Central

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

» NZ’s Cycle Hub; home to four of NZ’s great rides, including NZ’s original great ride, the ‘Otago Central Rail Trail’

» Home of Central Otago’s wine region with 80% of all its vineyards and 59 cellar doors serving award winning wines

» Unique experiences including curling on an Olympic standard (indoor rink) or outdoor ice skating rinks in winter

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WEDDERBURN Wedderburn Cottages

CROMWELL The Gate Hotel

Wedderburn Cottages offers accommodation and hospitality at its best, ranging from the comfortable 1928 farm homestead lodge to attractive self-contained cottages, both ideal for homestay or farmstay type accommodation.

We are situated right on the Central Otago Rail Trail with direct access from the trail itself. Nestled under the Hawkdun Range and surrounded by stunning landscape of farmland and tussock country, Wedderburn Cottages is a must-stay after a long day.

CROMWELL Lake Resort Cromwell

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Lake Resort Cromwell offers guests villa accommodation set on the shores of Lake Dunstan.

Located 7km from Cromwell's town centre in the neighbourhood of sunny Pisa Moorings, Lake Resort provides a lovely outlook in the heart of Central Otago.

We are a Qualmark rated 5-star apartment. Our boatshed themed accommodation has one- and three-bedroom villas with decks and access to the waterway, which are ideal for families.

Olivers Central Otago

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

HIGHLANDS MOTORSPORT PARK

Visit Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell, located only 45 minutes away from the adventure capital of the world – Queenstown – and experience exceptional fun for the whole family. From the high speed Single or Dual Go karts, to the insane adrenaline pumping fast laps in a Ferrari or Porsche GT3, we have thrilling activities & adventures to meet every adrenaline need.

Adult Child (5-15yrs)

National Motorsport Museum Entry $31 $10

Highlands Taxi - Porsche Cayenne Turbo Fast lap 1-4 people $132 -

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.

Pitches Store

Hidden from the world in the small historic gold mining town of Ophir, offering boutique accommodation in six charming rooms. The building has been restored to combine contemporary luxury with hints of the unique 135 year history. A perfect relaxing getaway or stop off on the Otago Rail Trail. On site restaurant, Air conditioning, guest hot tub and free wifi.

The Lord Clyde

Located in the historic heart of Clyde, The Lord Clyde offers sophisticated, luxury accommodation and fascinating history within its 120-year-old stone walls. Recently renovated, 9 en-suited bedrooms blend elegant interiors with style and comfort. A freshly baked breakfast awaits each morning. Enjoy a local wine in the private garden, overlooking the Clutha River, or in winter, relax by the fire in the comfortable guest lounge.

BIKE IT NOW GOLDFIELDS JET & MINING CENTRE

A spectacular jet boat ride on the mighty Kawarau river. through the heart of one of New Zealand’s most historic gold mining regions. These specifically designed jet boats and highly trained drivers will take you on an unforgettable ride through the Kawarau gorge.

Adult Child (5-13yrs)

Jetboat Ride (40 min) $128 $67

Jetboat & Mining Centre Tour $139 $67

The Poolburn Gorge Section is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the Otago Central Rail Trail as it cuts through the Raggedy Range that separates the Manukerikia and Ida Valleys. Highlights of this section of the trail include the 37m high Poolburn Viaduct, two tunnels, the trails longest bridge and Central Otago stunning landscapes. Trip departs on demand with a minimum of 2 people. Duration: 5-6 hours Includes: Bike hire, Helmet, Water bottle, pannier bag, transport to Auripo & pick up when finished from Chatto Creek or Alexandra and returned to Clyde.

Adult Child (5-12yrs)

One Day Wonder Otago Central Rail Trail ex Clyde $144 $103

BONUS: FREE Wifi.
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Hotel Self Cont. Hotel Hotel Hotel Per Room From Oct 22 – Sep 23 Premium Room $281 Per Room From Oct 22 – Mar 24 Cottage 2 people $236 Extra Person $36 Per Room From Dec 22 –Mar 23 Apr 23Nov 23 Dec 23 –Mar 24 Studio from $254 $220 $263 One Bedroom Villa from $332 $272 $340 Three Bedroom Villa (1-6) $731 $638 $750 Per Room From Oct 22 –May 23 Jun 23
Mar 24 Deluxe Standard Room $272 $287 Deluxe Superior Room $390 $421 Premier Room $492 $533 Per Room From Oct
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QUEENSTOWN

DRIVING

THE HOME OF ADVENTURE.

Surround by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown offers diverse worldclass experiences, a warm welcome and cosmopolitan vibe. Queenstown’s landscapes set the stage for adventure, inspiring visitors to explore new frontiers and discover experiences they never thought possible.

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

» Cruising on Lake Wakatipu with its spectacular mountain backdrop.

» Skiing at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.

» Rafting and jetboating on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers.

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

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

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

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

DISTANCES: QUEENSTOWN TO: Christchurch 485 kms, 7 hrs Wanaka
kms, 1 hr Te Anau
kms, 2 hrs 30 mins Milford
290 kms, 4 hrs 15 mins
Glacier
kms, 5 hrs 30 mins Invercargill
kms, 2 hrs 30 mins Arrowtown 20 kms, 20 mins Dunedin 280 kms, 4 hrs FACT FILE SPECIAL EVENTS: 19 Nov 2022 - Queenstown Marathon 11 Feb 2023 - Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert 04 Mar 2023 - Macpac Motatapu Aug 2023 - Winter Pride Festival 19 Nov 2022 - Sotheby’s International Marathon 20-29 Jan 2023 - Queenstown Bike Festival 27 Feb – 05 Mar 2023 - ISPS Handa New Zealand Golf Open
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MAP REFERENCES

Located in the heart of downtown Queenstown, JUCY Snooze opened its doors in April 2018 for guests. The JUCY Snooze Queenstown has a rooftop bar & cafe overlooking the majestic Lake Wakatipu with free WiFi throughout to skype the crew back home. You can choose from Double or Quad Ensuites, or nestle into one of the JUCY Pods - a private space in a shared room that's able to be completely enclosed. Perfect for sleeping AND chilling out!

QUEENSTOWN Garden Court Suites and Apartments

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

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Offering a range of apartmentstyle 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.

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

Hurley’s of Queenstown

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.

Premium Studio $212 $175 $250

Executive Studio $225 $187 $275

2 Bedroom (1-4) $400 $312 $500

Mercure Queenstown Resort is situated on a unique vantage point with breathtaking, majestic views over Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkable's mountain range. Offering 148 guest rooms with either spectacular lake or relaxing garden views. Facilities include a seasonal swimming pool, spa pool, sauna, gymnasium and a sports storage room. Enjoy atrium views and superb cuisine at Vista Restaurant. Relax in the Lounge Bar for coffees, tapas and beverages.

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Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Jun 23 Jul 23 –Mar 24 Standard Queen with Window $201 $172 $214 Quad room with Ensuite $282 $241 $303
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QUEENSTOWN Mi-Pad Hotel Flashpacker Self Cont. Self Cont. Hotel 1 4 3 2 BONUS:
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QUEENSTOWN BreakFree The Point QUEENSTOWN Mercure Queenstown Resort Self Cont. Hotel 5 6 NOTE: 3 Night minimum stay over selected dates. Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Studio $317 $235 $348 2 Bedroom (1-4) $441 $360 $485 3 Bedroom (1-6) $649 $567 $714 Per Room From Oct 22Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Garden View Room $321 $259 $353 Superior Lakeview Room $426 $350 $468 Extra Person $49 $54 $54
1 Jucy Snooze 2 Mi-Pad Hotel 3 Garden Court Suites 4 Hurley’s of Queenstown 5 BreakFree The Point 6 Mercure Queenstown Resort 7 Scenic Suites Queenstown 8 Copthorne Hotel and Resort Lakefront 9 Oaks Queenstown Shores Resort 10 Oaks Queenstown Club Suites 11 Holiday Inn Queenstown 12 Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Lakeview 13 Holiday Inn Express & Suites 14 The Glebe Apartments 15 Wyndham Garden Hotel & Suites 16 Ramada Remarkables Park 17 Holiday Inn Queenstown Remarkable Park 18 Heritage Queenstown 19 Blue Peaks Apartments 20 Peppers Beacon 21 Kamana Lakehouse 22 QT Queenstown 23 Hotel St Moritz 24 Sudima Queenstown 25 Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu 26 The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments 27 Queenstown Park Boutique 28 Platinum Villas 29 Azur Lodge 30 Hulbert House Per Room From Oct 22–Mar 23 Apr 23 –Mar 24 Courtyard Queen Room $153 $162 Queen Deluxe Room $162 $175 The New Zealand Book 2023 - 24 | North America | New Zealand Dollars QUEENSTOWN 115

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.

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.

Queenstown Shores Resort is an ideal base for holiday makers. Offering superb proximity to some of the world's best snow fields and Queenstown's incredible array of activities. The spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments & stylish 4 bedroom penthouses are impeccably appointed with luxurious furnishings. Most rooms offer gas fireplaces & balconies with views over Lake

and The Remarkables mountain range.

Holiday Inn Queenstown Frankton Road

Overlooking the beautiful Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables, Conveniently located only a short drive away from the city centre, Queenstown Airport and ski fields. Holiday Inn Queenstown boasts spacious, beautifully appointed smoke-free rooms and state-of-the-art facilities including our Lakeview Restaurant & Bar, business centre, meeting facilities and spa.

Oaks Queenstown Club Suites is the ideal choice for travellers seeking a stunning resort in Queenstown and a comfortable base from which to explore the exciting Queenstown region. Choose from a range of hotel rooms to 1,2, 3 and 4-bedroom apartments set right on Lake Wakatipu’s waterfront. From under floor heating to grand fireplaces, every room has been thoughtfully designed to make the most of Queenstown's serene surroundings.

Per

From Nov 22 – Mar 23 Apr 23 – Mar 24

2 Bdrm Apt (1-4) from $425 $456 3 Bdrm Apt (1-6) $660 $634

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.

The newly built Holiday Inn Express & Suites Queenstown is in a prime position on the corner of Stanley and Sydney streets providing close proximity to the city centre shopping, entertainment and outdoor activities. Facilities include a fitness room, self-serve laundry & onsite parking in addition to wellappointed rooms complete with a power shower, black-out blinds, uncapped Wi-Fi and free Express Start Buffet Breakfast.

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.

1 Bedroom (2) $349 $359

2 Bedroom (1-4) $405 $420

3 Bedroom (1-6) $610 $636

QUEENSTOWN

This brand new property is situated within easy walking distance of Remarkables Park Town Centre for dining and shopping options, a fiveminute 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.

Located just two minutes drive from the airport, fifteen minutes from central Queenstown, and on the doorstep of Remarkables Park Town Centre with a wide range of shops and restaurants, including Frank's Eatery which is onsite. Apartments are stylish and spacious with modern design, contemporary furnishings and full kitchens. Free and unlimited Wi-Fi, 24 hour gym as well as limited free parking is available.

Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Studio $203 $164 $203

1 Bdrm Apartment $244 $205 $244

2 Bdrm Apartment $321 $282 $321 BONUS:

Per Room From Nov 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Oct 23 Nov 23 –Mar 23 Standard Room $314 $229 $314 Lakeview Room $340 $255 $340 Superior Lakeview Room $353 $281 $353 Per Room From Nov 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Oct 23 Nov 23 –Mar 24 Standard Room $301 $231 $319 Double Queen Room $327 $238 $333 King Suite $385 $376 $588 Per Room From Oct 22Mar 23 Apr –30 Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Superior $310 $192 $327 Superior View $387 $212 $359 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Lakeview $332 $212 $359 2 Bedroom Apt (1-4) $460 $340 $468 QUEENSTOWN Copthorne Hotel and Resort Lakefront QUEENSTOWN Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Lakeview QUEENSTOWN Wyndham Garden Hotel and Suites QUEENSTOWN
QUEENSTOWN Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel 8 12 15 11 13 Ask about our winter deals Ask about our winter deals BONUS : Stay 5 and save 25%.
Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Superior Room $301 $250 $346 1 Bdrm Suite $365 $295 $440 2 Bdrm Suite (1-4) $647 $545 $786 QUEENSTOWN Scenic Suites Queenstown Self Cont. 7 BONUS: FREE Wifi. Oaks
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QUEENSTOWN Oaks Queenstown Club Suites Self Cont. Hotel / Self Cont. 9 10 Per Room From Nov 22 –Mar 23 Apr 23 –Mar 24 Hotel Room $253 $258 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4) from $436 $451 3 Bdrm Apt (1-6) $677 $610
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Stay 5 nigths and pay for 4 nights. Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May –Aug 23 Sep 23 –Mar 24 Hotel Room $203 $164 $203 Studio Apartment $223 $185 $223 One Bedroom $244 $205 $244 QUEENSTOWN The New Zealand Book 2023 - 24 | North America | New Zealand Dollars 116

QUEENSTOWN Holiday Inn Queenstown Remarkable Park Hotel

With ultra-modern rooms and a spacious open lobby- this hotel is one of Queenstown’s newest and offers impressive mountain views from a large number of rooms. It’s location with the popular Remarkables Park are puts you within easy distances to iconic Queenstown attractions and the Remarkables ski Area. Be Sure to try the daily specials available at Giants restaurant & bar on the ground floor.

Per Room From Nov 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Oct 23 Nov 23 –Mar 24

Standard Room $282 $179 $237

Standard Mountain View Room - $212 $269

Extra person $68 $68 $68

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 and air conditioning. Features include a restaurant and bar, 24-hour room

spa,

gym, and swimming pool.

stay FREE*

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.

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).

The Beautifully refurbished Kamana Lakehouse offers a full range of guest services and facilities to make your stay memorable. Situated high upon Fernhill with breath taking views, and just a short drive from downtown Queenstown. Rooms are fully refurbished to an excellent standard, with air conditioning, Sky TV and New Zealand amenities. Facilities include Restaurant and Bar, free car parking and Free unlimited WiFi.

Per Room From Nov 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Oct 23 Nov 23 –Mar 24

Kamana Courtyard $346 $359 $381

Remarkable View $385 $474 $423 Tahuna Lake View $590 $641 $649

St Moritz

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.

Relax in alpine luxury, sip sweet cocktails and dine divine, all the while overlooking shimmering Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountain range, and dream in QT colour. Modern and stylish, featuring a restaurant and bar, free Wi-Fi, swimming pool and car parking, QT Queenstown invites you to mountain top magnificence.

Per Room From Nov 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Alpine King Room $479 $306 $503 Lake King Room $749 $492 $786 Alpine Suite $528 $338 $554

5 Mile

Sudima Queenstown Five Mile is a new hotel located in the bustling Frankton area. This property has a high quality fit out affording magnificent views of the mountains and surroundings landscapes. Conveniently located in the Five Mile retail precinct only 2.5kms from Queenstown Airport and 7.9 k to Queenstown Lakefront and on the main road to all the major surrounding ski fields. The hotels offers a restaurant, bar, ski storage, free parking and Moss day spa.

*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.
QUEENSTOWN
QUEENSTOWN Sudima Queenstown
QUEENSTOWN Peppers Beacon QUEENSTOWN Blue Peaks Apartments Hotel / Self Cont. Hotel Hotel / Self Cont. Self Cont. 23 24 20 19 NOTE: Surcharge for Lakeview Rooms. BONUS: Children 16yrs and under stay FREE* Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Oct 23 Nov 23 –Mar 24 Guest Room $626 $429 $688 One Bedroom Alpine suite $677 $609 $745 Per Room From Oct 22Mar 23 AprAug 23 Sep 23Mar 24 Superior Room – Twin $256 $215 $256 Alpine View Room – Twin $314 $235 $295 Per Room From Oct 22 – Sep 23 2 Bdrm Suite (1-4) $508 3 Bdrm Apt (1-6) $610 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 2 Bdrm Garden Suite $458 $408 $504 2 Bdrm Lake View Suite $632 $582 $696 3 Bdrm Apartment $881 $830 $969 NOTE: #Surcharge for Lakeview Apartments *2 night minimum over selected dates. Minimum stay 2 nights. Queenstown view from Skyline at Sunset. Credit: Nelson Eulalio
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Per Room From Nov 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Oct 23 Nov 23 –Mar 24 Deluxe Run of House $276 $208 $290 Studio Suite (2) $391 $317 $405 2 Bdrm Suite (4) $704 $570 $728
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QUEENSTOWN Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown

Located only a 10 minute walk from Queenstown’s town centre. Enjoy stunning views of Lake Wakatipu from the One and Two Bedroom Lake View Studio Apartments that provide plenty of space to relax and unwind with comfort and warmth, privacy with contemporary touches. All Apartments offer air conditioning, SKYTV, Guest Laundry, Free Wifi, free off-street parking, BBQ and Golf/Ski lockers and Bike hire available.

Park Boutique

A haven of stylish accommodation for all seasons set in peaceful parkland, featuring a modern romantic style and exclusive service. This architecturally designed hotel perfectly complements Queenstown’s majestic mountain backdrop. Enjoy easy access to the vibrant town centre, plus complimentary pre-dinner drinks and canapés, WiFi, and parking.

QUEENSTOWN The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments

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.

have underfloor heating and luxury toiletries.

QUEENSTOWN

Hulbert House

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.

From

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.

A contemporary luxury lodge overlooking some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand. Each of the nine identical villas is nestled in the natural environment. The open plan living boasts uninterrupted views and the luxurious bathroom features a spa bath set into a bay window. Each villa has a private outdoor deck. Includes: airport transfers, transfers to/from downtown, pre-dinner drinks and canapés, breakfast and afternoon tea.

Bathrooms
Optional extras include a private chef and housekeeping
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service.
QUEENSTOWN Azur Lodge QUEENSTOWN Platinum Queenstown Luxury Villas QUEENSTOWN Queenstown
Hotel / Self Cont. Luxury Self Cont. Hotel 26 29 28 27 Daily housekeeping optional extra. Per Room From Nov 22 – Mar 23 Apr – Oct 23 Nov 23 – Mar 24 Lakeview Hotel Room $487 $374 $487 Lakeview 1 Bdrm Apt $713 $538 $713 Lakeview 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4) $815 $579 $815 Per Room From Nov 22 –Mar 23 Apr –Sep 23 Oct 23–Mar 24 Gondola Room $606 $431 $566 Remarkables Room $740 $582 $678 2 Bdrm Tower Suite (1-4) $1,010 $883 $980 Per Room From Oct 22 – Mar 23 Apr 23 – Mar 24 3 Bdrm Alpine View $590 $649 3 Bdrm Lake View $641 $705 Extra Person $32 $35
Hotel 25 Per Room From Nov 22 –Mar 23 AprJun 23 Jul 23–Mar 24 Alpine Studio $404 $250 $404 One Bedroom
Lakeview $596 $442 $596 Two Bedroom Lakeview $788 $635 $788
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Suite $1,147 $974 $1147 Grand Suite $1,372 $1,160 $1,372
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BONUS: FREE Wifi and Courtesy Shuttle to/from town.

TSS Earnslaw Cruise - Enjoy a spectacular cruise of Lake Wakatipu on the old vintage steamship TSS

Earnslaw lauched in 1912. Take in the stunning alpine scenery and watch the stokers fuelling the fireboxes. Onboard café. Departs every two hours from 11am (Dec – Mar) and every two hours from 12 noon all other months (apart from survey which is likely around May –Jul inclusive) Duration 1.5hrs.

Cruise and Walter Peak Farm 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 11am & 3pm

Duration 3.5 hrs.

Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch - Enjoy a delicious gourmet BBQ Lunch from the outdoor grill on the lakeside terrace of the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak. Farm demonstration and cruise included. Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner - Savour this special dining experience at the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak where there’s a locally sourced and seasonal menu on offer – antipasto selections, salads, cheeses and vegetables complement your choice of meat and seafood straight from the chefs on the outdoor grill. Save room for irresistible desserts. Farm demonstration and cruise included. ANZCRO highly recommended. (Child 5-14yrs).

SKYLINE QUEENSTOWN

Journey by scenic Gondola and take in the stunning views over Queenstown at Skyline. Get your heart racing with thrilling Luge rides and then dine in style at Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar, or choose something lighter from the Market Kitchen café. As night falls, explore the velvety dark skies over Queenstown with our experienced astronomy guides as they introduce you to the wonders of the southern night sky. Located an easy five-minute walk from town, a visit to Skyline Queenstown is a must-do.

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

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

QUEENSTOWN WINE TRAIL

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

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

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

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

Wine Hopper Bus - Hop on board our winery shuttle service, which circuits around our vineyard restaurants & tasting rooms, allowing you time to hop on and off at your leisure. Enjoy a pinot noir, craft beer, cheese tasting or take a vineyard walk .Your all-day pass gives you the option of departing at 10.00am, midday or 2.00pm and allows you to be as long as you like. You can return to Queenstown any time before the last bus at 6pm

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 threehour 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 (OctApr) and 11am only (May-Sep). Duration: approx. 3 hrs.

Per Person Original Wine Tour $214 Wine & Food Tour $179 Private Wine & Food $426 Wine Hopper Bus $81 Adult Child (5-14yrs) 3 Hour Guided Tour $185 $95 Operated by Realnz Adult Child TSS Earnslaw Cruise $75 $35 Cruise and Walter Peak Farm Tour $95 $40 Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch $129 $65 Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner $149 $70 Adult Child (5-14yrs) Gondola $46 $32 Gondola and 5 Luge rides $72 $50 Gondola & Dinner $119 $83
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ONSEN HOT POOLS RETREAT AND DAY SPA

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

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

QUEENSTOWN RIVER RAFTING

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

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

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

OXBOW THE ADVENTURE COMPANY

Located just 15 minutes from Queenstown airport, Oxbow Adventure Co has a purpose-built Jet Sprint Boat racetrack, an Off-Roader course and a Clay Bird Shooting range.

Jet Sprint Boats - Jet Sprint Boats are based on racing Jet Sprint Boats, which have been adapted to carry 3 passengers. With hairpin turns and up to 4 G-Forces, experience the ride of a lifetime whilst you rip around our custom-built racetrack at 100kph!

Duration: 10 min Eligibility Criteria: Minimum height of 1.2 metres.

Ultimate Off-Roader - Using the natural features of the rocky Nevis Bluff to create our all-terrain course, our Ultimate Off-Roaders are 4WD, four-wheel steer and have 14 inches of travel in the shocks. This really is ULTIMATE Off-Roading.

Duration: 15 minutes on our custom built 4WD Track Eligibility Criteria: Minimum height of 1.2 metres.

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

AJ HACKETT BUNGY NEW ZEALAND

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

Why stop at just one? Combo any of our activities together for super savings. Plus if you are also visiting Auckland ask about how you can save even more when you combine our Queenstown and Auckland activities. Bungy: Choose from three different Bungy options. The original Kawarau Bridge Bungy (43m) – this is the home of the world’s first commercial Bungy opened in 1988. The Ledge Bungy (47m) is our fun freestyle site and our extreme Nevis Bungy (134m) is the ultimate challenge.

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

Swing: Ride the Nevis Swing solo or tandem, choose from a variety of ride styles including forwards, backwards or upside down. Either way this dramatic 70m drop is sure to set your heart racing. An alternative to the Nevis is the Ledge. Located high above Queenstown with epic views sits the Ledge Swing which you pull your own self-release and enjoy the ride.

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

Minimum age: 10 years (excluding Zipride 8 years, 8-9 must ride tandem with an adult. Nevis Bungy & Catapult 13 years). Minimum duration: Kawarau Bungy & Zipride 2.5 hours, Ledge Bungy & Swing 1.5 hours, Nevis Bungy, Catapult & Swing 4 hours. Minimum & Maximum weights: Restrictions apply these vary by activity please ask for details. Flat secure covered footwear must be worn for all Nevis activities and recommended for all other activities.

Skippers Canyon
Operated by Go Orange Adult Child Jet Sprint Boat $143 $102 Ultimate Off Roader $143 $102 The Thrill Seeker $409 $264 Operated by Realnz Per Person Shotover Whitewater River - Drive and Raft (Summer only) $205 Kawarau River Jet to Raft $205 Original Outdoor 1 Hour for 2 people $110 $90 1 Hour for 3 people $220 $149 1 Hour for 4 people $256 $236 Adult Child The Kawarau Bridge Bungy (43m) $205 $155 The Kawarau Zipride - 5 Pack $150 $150 The Nevis Swing $225 $175 The Nevis Bungy (134m) $275The Nevis Bungy - Spectator Transport $50 The Nevis Catapult $225 $225 The Ledge Bungy (47m) - Gondola ticket not included $205 $155 The Ledge Swing - Gondola ticket not included $165 $115 QUEENSTOWN The New Zealand Book 2023 - 24 | North America | New Zealand Dollars 120

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

Per Person

Canyon Swing $294

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 return transfers are available from The Station Building in central Queenstown for selected departures. Bookings essential.

Adult Child (5-15yrs)

Jetboat ride $148 $77

KJET QUEENSTOWN

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

Adult Child (5-14yrs)

Family (2AD+2CH)

KJet Queenstown ride $124 $65 $288

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 freefall for some 60 seconds at 200km/h - terminal velocity. Embrace the fear and tandem skydive over Queenstown with NZONE Skydive. High quality photo and video packages available.

Courtesy transport from the NZONE Skydive store.

Achievement doesn't come sweeter.

Departs: Every 30 minutes. Allow 3.5 hours return trip.

SPIRIT OF QUEENSTOWN SCENIC CRUISE

Sit back and relax on board Spirit of Queenstown. Take an epic voyage of discovery around Lake Wakatipu and go further than any other cruise to explore secluded bays, historic landmarks and mountain views. Add on a wine & cheese package which includes a glass of Akarua wine and a Gibbston Valley Cheese board. Duration: 1hr 30mins

Operated by Southern Discoveries

Adult Child (5-16yrs)

Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruise $45 $19

Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruise incld Wine & Cheese $70 $19

THE REMARKABLES SPECIAL

Soar to the top! You will appreciate firsthand 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.

Per Person

12,000ft $379

15,000ft $479

Operated by The Helicopter Line

Per Person

The Pilot's Choice (Tour HLQ5SP) $242

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NOMAD SAFARIS 4WD ADVENTURES

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

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

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

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

Essential Queenstown Combo - Save time and money with two great adventures in one: Shotover Jet and Nomad Safaris have combined to offer visitors an exciting jetboat and 4WD adventure. In an action-packed half-day, this trip features the full Shotover Jet experience, a breath-taking ride through dramatic canyons. Then climb on board with Nomad Safaris for a 2 hour off road tour into the high-country.

NOMAD QUAD SAFARIS & QUEENSTOWN 360 ADVENTURE

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

Nomad Quad Safaris- Departs 8:30 and 1:30pm, allow 3.5 hours return from Queenstown. New Zealand’s most spectacular quad bike ride, where the adventure is in your hands! Catering to all abilities, this personalised guided quadbike adventure explores the extensive and varied trails on Queenstown Hill. Tours operate all year round come snow, rain or shine. Includes full training from experienced guides and all safety clothing and equipment. Minimum age is 16.

Queenstown 360- Departs 10am, 1:30pm and 4pm, allow 2 hours 15 minutes return from Queenstown in our purpose built and powerful UTV, go off-road and explore the terrain with your expert driver guide. Children must be at least 1.3m tall.

Per Person

Nomad Quad Safaris $295

Queenstown 360 $180

ZIPTREK ECOTOURS

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

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

THE HELICOPTER LINE QUEENSTOWN

Grand Circle - On this premier scenic flight enjoy the stunning beauty of the Wakatipu Basin from the mouth of the Shotover River to beyond Coronet peak. Land on The Remarkables (1,538 m) above Queenstown. In winter, stand in snow as you take in stunning views across Lake Wakatipu to the Southern Alps. Duration: 30 mins.

Queenstown Panorama with landing - The freedom of a helicopter flight gives you the chance to see Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown and experience an alpine landing as few ever get the chance. Panoramic views of mountaintops, the glacially formed shores of Lake Wakatipu and sweeping high country grasslands are vast.

Southern 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.

DART RIVER WILDERNESS JET & FUNYAKS

Wilderness Jet Experience - A thrilling 2-hour Jetboat ride takes you through the shallow braided river channels of the Dart River into the UNESCO World Heritage area. With unrivalled National Park access, covering up to 90km of river on a trip making Dart River Adventures the longest jet boat ride in the region. This relaxed pace tour is ideal for those looking to take their time and make the most of being in this phenomenal place. With plenty of time to connect with the area and take in the scenery, your guides give you their authentic touch, sharing stories of the area’s rich history, the Greenstone trail and renowned Māori legends. The ever-changing environment makes every trip unique. With daily and seasonal changes to the flora and fauna, colour of the bush, river structure & colour, water clarity, birds, wildlife and snow level, returning for a second adventure can mean you explore a whole new world. Duration: 4 hours, includes return transfers from The Station Building, central Queenstown. Departs: (with transport from Queenstown)8.30am (year-round) & 1pm (Oct-May). Self-drive to Glenorchy optional for all trips departures. (Child 5-15yrs). Funyaks - Begin with a 75 min. jetboat ride deep into Mt Aspiring National Park. Combine wilderness jet boating with unique ‘Funyak’ inflatable canoes for a fun way to explore the Dart River as well as hidden side streams, rock pools and dramatic chasms. Stop and enjoy a delicious wilderness buffet lunch before continuing in your ‘Funyak’ downstream to ‘Paradise’. Then travel a back-country route passing by locations used in movies to illustrate Middle Earth. No experience necessary. Duration: 8 hrs. Includes return transfers from The Station Building, central Queenstown. Departs: All year at 8.30am, returns approx. 4.30pm. (Child 5-15yrs).

the Sutherland Falls - Exclusive Charter for up to 6 people

Adult Child (4-14yrs) Grand Circle (HLQ2) $395 $277 Queenstown Panorama with landing $308 $215 Southern Glacier Experience (HLQ6) $677 $474 Milford Sound (HLQ1B) $1,021 $715 Milford Sound Heli Cruise Heli $1,154 $808 Milford
$5,949 Adult Child (4-14yrs) Wakatipu Basin tour $245 $125 Glenorchy tour $245 $125 Essential Queenstown Combo $299 $189 Adult Child (5-15yrs) Wilderness Jet $259 $165 Funyaks $379 $285 Adult Child (6-14yrs) Moa 4 Line $153 $102 Kea 6 Line $204 $153 Kereru 2 Line & Drop $102 $102
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MILFORD & DOUBTFUL SOUNDS DAY TOURS

MILFORD SOUND

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

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

Departs: Milford Wharf

8.45am returning

10.25am (Nov – 10 Apr), 10.30am returning

12.30pm (Oct – Apr), 11am returning 1pm (all year) 1pm returning 3pm (Oct – Apr), 1.15pm returning 3.15pm (all year) 3.30pm retuning 5pm (28 Oct – Apr). Coach transfers available from Te Anau & Queenstown (extra cost). Note for those requiring a Seasonal Packed Lunch box, it must be prebooked.

Milford Sound Fly, 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 NZ vessel for a 1hr 40min to 2 hours cruise on the entire length of the fiord. Includes full commentary on flight and cruise and return accommodation transfers (commencing 45 minutes prior to departure). Perfect for those who are short of time or want to avoid the full day normally required to visit Milford Sound. Departs: 10am, returning 2.05pm & 12.30pm returning 4.35pm (All year).

Note: Flights operate subject to weather.

FULL DAY DOUBTFUL SOUND WILDERNESS CRUISE

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

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

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

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

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

Operated by Realnz Adult Child (5-15yrs) Infant Full Day Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise $259 $99Seasonal Packed Lunch (must be preordered) – per person $30 $30 $30

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by Realnz Adult Child (5-15yrs) Infant Milford Sound Cruise ex Milford $99 $35Milford Sound Cruise ex Te Anau $185 $93Milford Sound Cruise ex Queenstown $209 $119Milford Sound Fly, Cruise and Return Flight $525 $370Seasonal Packed Lunch (must be preordered) – per person $30 $30 $30
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MILFORD SOUND OVERNIGHT CRUISE

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

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

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

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

DOUBTFUL SOUND OVERNIGHT CRUISE

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

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

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

Includes: A three-course dinner and full cooked and continental breakfast. It is recommended that guests take their own lunch for Day 1.

Departs: 12.30pm, Returns 12 noon the next day.

Operates daily Oct to April.

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

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

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

Milford Mariner Per Adult, ex Milford

31 Oct30 Nov 22 1 Dec 22 - 1 May 23

Twin Share $599 $549

Quad Share $479 $439 Single $1,108 $1,016

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The New Zealand Book 2022 - 24 | New Zealand Dollars FIORDLAND, SOUTHLAND & STEWART ISLAND FIORDLAND, SOUTHLAND & STEWART ISLAND DRIVING DISTANCES: TE ANAU TO: Queenstown 175 kms, 2 hrs 25 mins Milford Sound 119 kms, 1 hrs 45 mins Invercargill 152 kms, 2 hrs 15 mins Manapouri 22 kms, 20 mins Dunedin 290 kms, 4 hrs 15 mins INVERCARGILL: Christchurch 580 kms, 8 hrs 15 mins Dunedin (most direct) 217 kms, 3 hrs (via the Southern Scenic Route) 282 kms, 5 hrs 20 mins FACT FILE SPECIAL EVENTS: 03 Dec 2022 –Kepler Challenge 08-12 Feb 2023Burt Munro Challenge May 2023 - Bluff Oyster & Food Festival TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS: » The breathtaking 119 km drive from Te Anau to Milford Sound – regarded as one the world’s most scenic drives. » Doubtful Sound, 3 times longer and 10 times larger than Milford Sound. » Succulent Bluff Oysters, the world’s best! Blue cod, crayfish, mussels, whitebait and paua are also superb in this region as is World Class Venison. » Stewart Island, 160,000 ha home to Rakiura National Park, Ulva Island bird sanctuary and one of the few places in New Zealand where you can see kiwi in the wild. Milford Sound Tekapo Te Anau Invercargill Doubtful Sound Stewart Island Fiordland National Park » 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. 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.
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Sound, Fiordland. Photo Credit: Adam Bryce

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.

Centrally located and set amongst cottage gardens with a peaceful, quiet atmosphere; the town centre and lake are within a fiveminute walk. Enjoy wonderful hospitality and comfortable, spacious accommodation.

Facilities include a restaurant, bar, free WiFi, and plenty of free offstreet parking.

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

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.

INVERCARGILL The Lodges at Transport world

Boasting supreme comfort, a stay at The Lodges at Transport World is like coming home – but better. If you are looking for luxury accommodation in Invercargill, the eight boutique apartments at The Lodges provide a stylish sanctuary and each apartment is full of thoughtful touches.

MILFORD SOUND Milford Sound Lodge

To truly experience Milford Sound, you need to stay here and relax in the award-winning comfort of Milford Sound Lodge. Our premium chalets are the perfect base to experience Fiordland National Park. Recharge your batteries in private, peaceful accommodation, nestled beneath the towering peaks of the Darren Mountains. Dine in our fully-licensed restaurant (open seven days) or the comfort of your chalet.

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

Distinction Invercargill

When it opens its doors in late 2023, the 4.5 star Distinction Invercargill will bring its signature hospitality and relaxed sophistication to the Lower Esk Street rejuvenation. Centrally located and offering 150 brand new guest rooms and elegant suites and FREE unlimited WiFi. Complemented by impressive cuisine in the hotel’s restaurant and bar. Gym and car parking available.

STEWART ISLAND Stewart Island Lodge

Surrounded by native bush on a sunny hillside, this hosted boutique accommodation offers a peaceful sanctuary only a five-minute walk from the village centre and restaurants. The private and secluded grounds are home to many native birds, and the lodge commands panoramic views of Halfmoon Bay and the ocean.

FIORDLAND, SOUTHLAND & STEWART ISLAND The New Zealand Book 2023 - 24 | North America | New Zealand Dollars *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio and 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events. TE ANAU Anchorage Motel TE ANAU Distinction Luxmore
TE ANAU The Village Inn Hotel TE ANAU Kingsgate Hotel
Anau TE ANAU Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas TE ANAU Fiordland Lodge and Log Cabins TE ANAU
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Self Cont. Hotel Hotel / Self Cont. Hotel Hotel Luxury Hotel Boutique Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May – Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Standard $230 $164 $246 Superior $263 $178 $279 Deluxe $283 $204 $299 Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May – Sep 23 Oct 23 –Apr 24 Studio $187 $160 $200 1 Bedroom (1-3) $217 $183 $232 2 Bedroom (1-4) $263 $255 $281 Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May – Sep 23 Oct 23 –Apr 24 Standard $222 $191 $237 Superior $260 $223 $278 Per Room From Oct 22 –Mar 23 Apr – Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Superior Room $223 $167 $244 Per Room From Oct 22 – Mar 23 Apr – Sep 23 Two Bedroom Apartment 2 people $361 $385 Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May – Sep 23 Oct 23 –Mar 24 Double / Twin $303 $204 $358 Lakeview $388 $257 $411 Two bedroom Villa 1-4 $421 $355 $443 Per Room From King Hotel Room Price on Application Superior Suite Price on Application Per Room From Nov 22 –Mar 23 Apr – May 23 Sep - Oct 23 Nov 23 –14 Apr 24 Lodge Room DBB $1,272 $1,067 $1,272 Executive Suite DBB $1,682 $1,477 $1,682 Log Cabin (2) DBB $1,067 $964 $1,067 NOTE: Surcharge applies for spa bath units. BONUS: FREE unlimited Wifi. BONUS: Includes A la carte breakfast and daily changing dinner menu
Lodge Per Room From Oct 22 –Apr 23 May –Sep 23 Oct 23 –Apr 24 Mountain View Chalet BB $670 $545 $737 Premium Riverside Chalet BB $790 $689 $869
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FIORDLAND JET

Pure Wilderness Jet boat Ride — Far from the crowds found elsewhere, enjoy a unique opportunity to travel through a remote area of Fiordland National Park. Jet boat down the Waiau River, to the serene Lake Manapouri and walk in an ancient forest among the isolated wilderness. Learn about the area’s rich history; discover local flora and fauna; stop at 3 Lord of the Rings film locations; and spot trout in the crystal-clear waters. The perfect combination of high-speed fun and inspiring scenery with a truly personal Kiwi touch!

*Our signature tour*. Duration: Allow 2hrs—75min+ Jet Boat; 15min+ beach landing.

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

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

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

Adult Child (5-15yrs)

Pure Wilderness Jetboat Ride $173 $86

Twin Lakes HeliJet $512 $419

Pure Wilderness + Mountain Bike $214 $127

Pure Wilderness + Float Plane $337 $204

TRIPS AND TRAMPS

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

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

Per Person

Kepler Walk Guided Heli Hike

$610

TE ANAU GLOWWORM CAVES EXCURSION

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

Duration: 2 hours 15 mins

Operated by Realnz

Adult Child (5-15yrs)

Te Anau Glowworm Caves Excursion $105 $35

STEWART ISLAND

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

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

Duration: 60 minutes. Departs: 11 am- all year & 1pm Oct to Apr

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

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.

Operated by Trips & Tramps

Adult Child (5-15yrs)

Infant

Milford Sound Cruise and Walk $189 $92 $26

Duration: 4 hours (approx.) Departs: Daily – Oct & Mar 7pm, Nov 7.30pm, Dec – Jan 8.30pm, Feb 8pm, Apr 5pm – May to Sept on Demand. Note: A reasonable level of fitness is required (total walking time approximately 2 hours depending on kiwi behaviour). The walking track can be uneven and muddy at times.

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

Adult Child (5-15yrs)

Ferry To Stewart Island - One Way $89 $45

Village & Bays Tour $59 $35

Wild Kiwi Encounter

$215 $215

Ulva Island Explorer $115 $35

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FIORDLAND ON FILM

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

Operated by Fiordland Cinema

Adult Child

Admission $13 $6

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 Child (under 12yrs)

Full Day Trip $303 $151

BBQ Lunch $41

WINGS & WATER

Fiordland National Park is one of the most beautiful places on Earth! Sit back, relax and let us show you the sights in the best way possible – by SEAPLANE! Departs Te Anau.

The Mystery Flight – fly out and enjoy an ‘outlanding’ in the Fiordland National Park to embrace the deep remoteness the floatplane can access on top of a scenic flight

Lakes Explorer Flight - 15 minutes take in big Fiord views, the 13 Hidden Lakes, & lakes Te Anau and Manapouri. There are mountain vistas to be enjoyed in every direction.

FAITH IN FIORDLAND

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

Adult Child

*Please note product is not available between June – August

Morning Tea Cruise $123 $51

Champagne Cruise $123 $51

Exploration Cruise $123 $51

ROSCO’S MILFORD SOUND KAYAKS

Experience a unique guided wildlife adventure, travelling on an all-terrain Argo 8 wheel drive. Take an exhilarating ride across the Reid family farm to the breeding habitat of Yellow-eyed Penguins, Blue penguins, and New Zealand Fur Seals. Enjoy the spectacular coastal views, private beaches and up close and personal encounters with nature. This tour suits all ages, and a low level of fitness is required. Cameras are a must. Departs: From 10.15am and throughout the day until one hour before dusk in all weather. Duration: 1 hour

Per Person Child

Operated by Go Orange

Guided Kayaking (4hrs) $134 $95

Doubtful Sound - Tick your bucket list with a stunning 40 minute round trip over Lake Te Anau’s South Fiord, climbing over the Southern Alps out to the first salt water tributary of Geir Arm, Precipous Cove, Bradshaw Sound, Thompson Sound, Doubtful Sound and home via stunning Lake Manapouri.

Per Person Mystery Flight $395

Explorer Flight $169

Doubtful Sound $395

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

Adult Child (4-14yrs)

Scenic Flight - One Way $136 $91

Scenic Flight - Return $232 $747

Half Day Option $289 $176

Full Day Option $322 $194

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EDINBURGH OF THE SOUTH

An endearing city of classical architecture and Scottish charm, Dunedin prides itself on being New Zealand’s centre for learning, heritage, arts and culture. It is also the commercial hub of the Otago region and gateway to the diverse wildlife of the Otago Peninsula.

DUNEDIN

DRIVING DISTANCES:

DUNEDIN TO:

Christchurch 365 kms, 5 hrs

Queenstown 282 kms, 3 hrs 30 mins

Te Anau 290 kms, 4 hrs 15 mins

Mt Cook 325 kms, 4 hrs 30 mins

Invercargill via Gore 215 kms, 2 hrs 45 mins

Invercargill via The Catlins 275 kms, 5 hrs 30 mins

OTHER DISTANCES:

City to Larnach Castle 15 kms, 30 mins

City to the end of the Peninsula 31 kms, 45 mins

SPECIALEVENTS:

Oct 2023 -

Arts Festival Dunedin

01-02 Apr 2023

Otago Rally

Jun - July 2023

Puaka Matariki

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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Located within easy walking distance of the Dunedin Botanic Gardens and Otago University, in the city known for its lively atmosphere and rich history. This motel offers a range of services and accommodation options for a comfortable, satisfying, and enjoyable stay. Complimentary WiFi and off-street parking.

DUNEDIN Distinction Dunedin Leisure Lodge DUNEDIN

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).

Nestled in landscaped gardens, Distinction Dunedin Leisure Lodge is located adjacent to the Dunedin Botanic Gardens, within walking distance of Otago University. The hotel features 76 spacious rooms and suites, each with a balcony or outside patio, plus ample complimentary parking, FREE unlimited WiFi and McGavins Restaurant and Bar.

858 George Street

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.

Transformed from the 1937 Chief Post Office into today’s luxury premier luxury premier hotel, located in the vibrant heart of the city. Elegant rooms and suites feature top quality furnishings and amenities with a microwave and washer/dryer, as well as soundproofing. Amenities include FREE unlimited WiFi, restaurant, bar, room service, 24-Hour gym access and valet parking.

Purpose-built within the castle grounds, the lodge was designed as a re-creation of a colonial farm building, positioned with spectacular harbour, ocean, and peninsula views in 35 acres of gardens and grounds. The 12 themed rooms encapsulate the historic setting and combine antique furnishings with contemporary amenities.

This glamourous country house is situated just 500m from the Larnach Castle gate. The five spacious bedrooms are luxuriously decorated in neoclassical style with attention to comfort; particularly special features are the fireplaces and pastoral views. Cooked and/or continental breakfast is prepared for you by your host and evening dining is available at the castle (must be prebooked by 5pm)

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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.

NATURES WONDERS

Experience a unique guided wildlife adventure, travelling on an all-terrain Argo 8 wheel drive. Take an exhilarating ride across the Reid family farm to the breeding habitat of Yellow-eyed Penguins, Blue penguins, and New Zealand Fur Seals. Enjoy the spectacular coastal views, private beaches and up close and personal encounters with nature. This tour suits all ages, and a low level of fitness is required. Cameras are a must. Tours depart from 10.15am and throughout the day until one hour before dusk in all weather. The tour duration is one hour, and visitors must report to Natures Wonders reception 30 minutes prior to departure. Minimum is 2 pax.

Wildlife tour $102 $46

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.

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.

Tour 1 – Wellers Rock Wildlife Cruise - Get full commentary about the wildlife, history and geology as the boat explores the stunningly beautiful and rugged coastline close to the entrance of the Otago Harbour. You will see uninterrupted views of the world's only mainland nesting place of albatross. Watch the NZ Furseals breed, fight and play on the rocks around their breeding rookeries. Out at sea you can spot rarely seen ocean birds including other albatross species and petrels, and you may see penguins, dolphins and other marine mammals. Don't be put off by cold, damp or windy days, the local wildlife love it - we often see more activity in a cool southerly wind! Departs Wellers Rock wharf, 45 min drive from Dunedin (included in all other tour options).

Times: Oct-Mar: 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm, 4.30pm (all 60mins). Apr-Sept: 2.30pm.

Tour 2 – City to Sea Wildlife Tour - Cruise one way along New Zealand’s most picturesque harbour and see beautiful bays, hills, farmland, forest and coast. Hear of the harbour’s history and volcanic past. Experience Monarch’s fascinating Wildlife Cruise. Bus one way along the scenic roads of the Otago Peninsula. Times: Oct-Mar: 8.30am to 12.30pm or 3.30pm to 7pm. Apr-Sept: 1pm to 5pm (cruise both ways).

Tour 2L - Half Day Castle to Cruise - Journey back in time to be immersed in the rich, turbulent and scandalous lives of the Larnach family. Explore the lovely gardens, and marvel at the beauty and craftsmanship of New Zealand’s only castle, built during the Otago gold rush. Then enjoy our renowned Wellers Rock Wildlife Cruise. Times: Oct-Mar: 10.30am to 3.30pm (bus both ways). Apr-Sept: 11.30am to 5pm (bus out, boat back).

Tour 3 – Full Day The Royal 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. Times: Oct-Mar: 10.30am to 7pm. Apr-Sept: 10.30am to 6pm, no harbour cruise (bus both ways). Minimum 4 people

Adult Child (5-17yrs)

$21

Adult Child (5-14yrs)

Tour 1 – Wellers Rock Wildlife Cruise $58 $23

Tour 2 – City to Sea Wildlife Tour $96 $40

Tour 2L - Half Day Castle to Cruise $145 $70

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Unique Taiaroa $64
Albatross Classic $53
Fort Taiaroa $27
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Tour 3 – Full Day The Royal Tour $265 $130 General Entry $38 $12 Tour & Lunch Package $76 $42
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Please note that this tour does not include transfers from Dunedin. Clients must make their own way to Natures Wonders which is approximately a 60 minute drive.

SPEIGHT’S BREWERY TOURS

The Speight’s Brewery Tour is a guided 90 minute tour through an historic working Brewery which has been on t