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THE

NEW ZEALAND BOOK 2017 - 2018

Valid until September 2018


CONTENTS 4 - 5 6 - 7 8 - 9 10 - 15 16 - 20 21 22 - 23 24 - 25 26

Driving Distance Guide General Information Itinerary Planning Rental Cars Motorhomes Cook Strait by Ferry Trains Accommodation Collections Coach & Airport Transfers

NEW ZEALAND BY REGION NORTH ISLAND 27 - 34 35 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 43 44 - 45 46 - 52 53 - 55 56 - 59 60 - 63

Auckland Northland & The Bay of Islands The Coromandel Peninsula Hamilton & Waitomo Bay of Plenty & Gisborne Rotorua Lake Taupo Western North Island, Hawke’s Bay & Wairarapa Wellington

SOUTH ISLAND 64 - 69 70 - 73 74 - 78 79 - 84 85 - 89 90 91 - 99 100 - 101 102 - 105 106 - 109 110 - 113

Marlborough, Picton & Nelson Hanmer Springs & Kaikoura Christchurch & Akaroa West Coast & The Glacier Region Wanaka Skiing in New Zealand Queenstown Milford & Doubtful Sound Tours Fiordland, Southland & Stewart Island Dunedin Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo & Mackenzie Region

114 - 117 118 - 119 120 - 139 140 - 146 147 Pull Out 148

Guided Walks of Fiordland Just New Zealand Great Walks Kirra Coach Tours Independent Coach Tours New Zealand Shore Excursions Planning Itinerary & Map Conditions

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NORTH ISLAND

DISCOVER THE DIVERSE ATTRACTIONS AND STUNNING LANDSCAPES OF NEW ZEALAND

DRIVING DISTANCE MAP

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

Cape Reinga 0 2:0 6 11

Bay of Islands 87 0

Paihia 0:2

0

1:2

23

Kaitaia

6 0:5 7 5 16 3 0 2:0

1

Cruise amongst the 144 islands of the Bay of Islands

2

Dive or snorkel around the highly acclaimed Poor Knight Islands

3

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

4

Experience the glowworm & limestone caves of Waitomo

5

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

103 0 1:3

Dargaville

Warkworth

10

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

79 1:05

Tirau 166 2:30

hrs

320

819

446

Kaitaia kms

4.35

11.40

6.20

hrs

423

216

296

6.00

3.25

4.15

357

585

231

683

412

New Plymouth kms

5.05

8.20

3.20

9.50

6.15

hrs

528

394

401

853

178

234

Palmerston kms

7.40

5.35

5.45

12.15

2.40

3.30

hrs

90

5

Wanganui

82 0:55

63 0:45

Bulls 30 5 0:2

Paihia kms

241

745

368

109

664

597

3.15

10.30

5.15

1.40

9.25

8.30

234

287

107

554

225

299

339

470

Rotorua kms

3.35

4.05

1.40

7.55

3.10

4.15

4.50

6.45

hrs

280

332

153

598

143

296

249

574

82

4.05

4.45

2.10

8.35

2.05

4.15

3.35

7.20

1.00

206

298

107

525

299

308

417

447

88

167

Tauranga kms

2.45

4.15

1.30

7.30

4.15

4.25

6.00

6.20

1.30

2.25

hrs

115

413

107

440

347

339

465

356

158

205

115

Thames kms

1.45

5.50

1.45

6.10

5.00

4.50

6.40

5.00

2.35

2.55

1.40

hrs

Palmerston North

27 0:25

56 0:40 5 0:4 0 0 82 1:00

11.00 hrs

9 1:1 3 0

hrs

101 0 1:3

Woodville

Waitomo kms

200

437

75

526

307

183

340

443

166

164

151

182

7.30

1.15

9.00

5.05

3.30

6.20

7.15

2.45

2.35

2.30

3.05 hrs

456

98

328

781

118

529

298

566

222

252

308

380

378

Wairoa kms

6.25

1.25

5.30

11.40

1.45

10.00

4.30

9.30

4.40

4.15

6.00

7.00

4.30

hrs

454

468

327

777

252

164

74

693

305

222

439

479

273

508

Wanganui kms

6.30

6.40

4.45

11.05

3.35

2.10

1.15

9.55

4.20

3.15

6.15

6.50

5.10

7.30

hrs

660

538

533

978

323

355

145

890

462

380

548

584

473

452

195

Wellington kms

9.25

7.45

7.35

14.00

4.35

5.10

2.10

13.00

6.35

5.25

7.50

8.15

7.10

6.55

2.45

hrs

170

664

297

155

586

522

702

71

404

443

376

279

365

626

626

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

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Whangarei kms

11.45 hrs

98 5 1:2

Hawke’s Bay

Waipukurau 81 0 1:0

Masterton

Wellington

118 1:45

Napier

Levin Taupo kms

3.10

DRIVING DISTANCE MAP

Waiouru Taihape

44 5 0:3

777

1:1

Turangi

Opotiki

Gisborne Wairoa

86 5

Hawera

10.40 hrs

2 4:4 25 0

1:0

Napier kms

Ohakune 105 1:3 0

1:2 4 0

27 0:20

29 0:25

748

10

Rotorua

5 0:4 2 0

16 2:3 4 5

5.40

0:50

3 14 5 2:1

1.55

Taumarunui

58

85 1:05

143 0 2:3

Hamilton kms

78 1:00

394

147 0 2:3

Whakatane

Taupo

65 1:0 0

Hicks Bay

Bay of Plenty

99 1:20

88 1:20

65 5 0:5

100 1:15

New Plymouth

127

Tauranga

83 1:15

hrs

8 1:0 3 0

Te Kuiti

74 0:55

4

7.10

Paeroa

55 0:4 5

Waitomo Caves

Auckland kms hrs Gisborne kms

103 1:45

76 0:55

Hamilton

Driving Distances North Island

499

58 0:45

180 3:00

Visit Napier, the Art Deco capital of the world

Pokeno

70 5

Immerse yourself in the geothermal activity of Rotorua

9

Thames

0:5

8

Whitianga 97 1:36

27 0:25

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

51 0:35

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

7

66 1:00

6

Auckland

7 1:0 5 0

TOP 10 NORTH ISLAND MUST SEE & DO

Whangarei

58 5 0:5


SOUTH ISLAND

DRIVING DISTANCE MAP TOP 10 SOUTH ISLAND MUST SEE & DO Sample the local wines & Green Lip Mussels of the Marlborough region

2

Swim with the world’s rarest dolphins at Kaikoura

3

Traverse the Southern Alps aboard the TranzAlpine train

4

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

5

Get up close to the constantly carving icebergs of Tasman Glacier

6

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

7

Explore the Dart River by Funyak

101 1:35

0

0

Christchurch 83 1:15

87 0 1:0

Ashburton 5

Akaroa

0:5

76

28 0:25

Waipara

48 0 0:3

8

Driving Distances South Island

86 1:05

11

Kaikoura

54 0:45

14 2:1 5 0

39 0:25 5 1:0

7

5

Blenheim kms hrs

Oamaru 1:30

Alexandra

77

5

62 0:4 5

80 1:00

Lumsden Invercargill

62

0:4

Gore 5

69 0:55

172 2:20

115

107 1:20

0:5

1:2

5

141 2:00

Timaru

Cromwell

3 0:2 3 5

134 0 1:4

Te Anau

139 1:45 10 4 1:1 5

Omarama

10

0

1:3

121 2:05

50 0:50

61 0:40

Queenstown

Doubtful Sound

112 0 1:2

Wanaka 71

Tekapo 47 0 0:3

Twizel

145 2:30

Milford Sound

52 0:35

Haast

23 0

Methven

Mount Cook

8 14 5 2:1

3:3

29 0:18 14 9 0:0

Mt Hutt

Fox Glacier

Hanmer Springs

76 0:55

18 0:15

Springs Junction

91 1:20

0:2

Hokitika Franz Josef

Blenheim

12 1:4 9 5

45

1:10

0:4

25

Kumara

Dunedin 57

Milton 25

0:4

Picton

Reefton

79 1:05

Greymouth

162 2:10

Murchison

8 1:1 8 85 5

Punakaiki

103 1:35

Westport

116 1:35

129 1:45

88

Overnight on Doubtful Sound

6

10

129 5 1:5

1:0

Cruise the majestic Milford Sound

Nelson

0:45

9

Motueka

Karamea

51

Walk the world famous Milford or Routeburn Tracks

Takaka

84 0 1:1

8

Cape Farewell 49 0 0:3

1

5

5 0:2

Balclutha

273

117 1.50

6.55

Greymouth kms

117

551

255

324

hrs

2.30

7.50

3.40

4.40

535

634

7.40

9.05

443

769

575

217

579

887

hrs 280 4.00

6.10

11.00

8.15

3.05

8.15

12.45

539 7.40

860 12.15

678 9.40

411 5.50

773 1081 11.05 15.25

550

435

360

525

498

329

322

643

hrs

7.50

6.30

5.05

7.50

7.05

4.35

4.45

9.20

1146

1003

604

296

496

786

438

117

hrs 10.45 16.20 14.15

8.40

4.10

6.40

11.20

6.20

1.45

917

hrs 11.45 13.00

3.55

486

5.40

424

755

1108

hrs

395

8.05

6.00

15.50 13.05

Wanaka kms

563

hrs

148

672

988

Franz Josef kms

2.15

9.50

170

9.35

317

113

2.25

670

5.10

4.30

1.35

hrs

361

hrs

hrs

hrs

Te Anau kms

Dunedin kms

Haast kms

Picton kms 829

4.25

Mt Cook kms Nelson kms

Queenstown kms

308

hrs

Invercargill kms Milford Sound kms hrs

Stewart Island

Christchurch kms

915

671

360

531

698

336

29

9.35

5.00

7.35

10.00

4.50

.25

271

299

189

262

583

404

283

486

794

3.50

4.10

2.40

3.45

8.20

5.45

4.05

6.55

11.20

1025

429

121

159

418

776

560

290

650

971

14.05 14.40

6.10

1.45

2.25

6.00

10.35

8.00

4.10

9.15

13.50

773

848

11.05 12.05

203

395

285

145

469

287

276

424

745

2.55

5.40

4.05

2.05

6.40

4.05

3.55

6.04

10.40

951

869

Westport kms

558

830

664

288

226

664

hrs

8.00

11.50

9.30

4.05

3.15

9.30

13.35 12.25

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437

105

277

695

333

265

6.15

1.25

3.55

9.55

4.45

3.45

DRIVING DISTANCE MAP

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GENERAL

INFORMATION TIME ZONE

BANKING

New Zealand is 12 hrs ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +12) and 19 hrs ahead of Pacific Standard time (PST).

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

Daylight Saving (GMT+13) begins on the last Sunday in September and ends on the first Sunday in April.

POPULATION Approximately 4.5 million, about 3/4 live in the North Island. Ethnic mix: European 74.6% Maori 15.6%, Asian 12.2% Pacific Islander 7.8%.

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

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

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

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 23 Oct 17 25 Dec 17 26-27 Dec 17 1-2 Jan 18 6 Feb 18 30 Mar 18 2 Apr 18 25 Apr 18 4 Jun 18

Labour Day Christmas Day Boxing Day New Year’s Day Waitangi Day Good Friday Easter Monday Anzac Day Queen’s Birthday

CLIMATE

NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Primary, Intermediate & Secondary School 08 Jul 17 – 23 Jul 17 30 Sep 17 – 15 Oct 17 21 Dec 17 – 6 Feb 18 14 Apr 18 – 29 Apr 18 7 Jul 18 – 22 Jul 18 29 Sep – 14 Oct 18 (Guideline only)

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New Zealand has mild temperatures, moderately high rainfall, and many hours of sunshine. Winter temperatures (June-August) can range from 0° to 18° (32°F-65°F) & Summer temperatures (December to February) 9° to 26° (48°F-79°F). Because of New Zealand’s latitude & wide ranging altitude, New Zealand’s weather can change very quickly. Days outside of the above averages are not uncommon. It is recommended that a warm windproof jacket is carried during all seasons. Note: Due to the lack of air pollution it is easy to burn in the sun, even on relatively cool and cloudy days.

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

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

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

IMPORTANT

All visitors to New Zealand need to be carrying a passport that is valid for at least 3 months beyond your intended departure date. Many people will qualify for visa-free entry, but depending on your country of origin, some will need to apply for a visa before travelling. You can obtain visa requirements from the New Zealand Immigration Service – www.immigration.govt.nz

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

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ACCOMMODATION

RATINGS

Star ratings are approx. only and intended to help you gauge the level & 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.

Hotel

Generally has a licensed bar & restaurant or charge back arrangements. Rooms have tea & coffee making facilities and usually a fridge. Some also include self contained apartments. On site management.

Self Contained & Serviced

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

Guest & Hosted

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

Luxury

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

Star Ratings

Comfortable, moderate rating Exceptionally well appointed establishment Superior standard & extensive range of services

ANZCRO

GROUPS ARE YOU PLANNING A GROUP HOLIDAY TO NEW ZEALAND? Maybe a Family, School, Sports Club or even a Special Interest trip? ANZCRO would love to help make this a seamless experience for you because we know coordinating groups can be a challenging and frustrating task! Our team has years of experience in Group Travel arrangements and we are more than happy to tailor an itinerary to suit your group’s individual requirements. If you are looking for: · Private Chartered transport (large & small) · University & School Ski Travel · End of season Sports Team Trip · Conference Accommodation & Activities · Pre and Post Conference short-break travel arrangements · Special Occasion Family Holiday · plus much more! We can help you plan your journey and provide you with an itinerary from one day to endless days. Contact us at groups@anzcro.com.au Ph 1300 88 55 23

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ITINERARY PLANNING These sample itineraries represent some popular touring routes.

ANZCRO as the itinerary planning experts are happy to tailor-make one to fit your holiday plans. See the back for a tear-out map with itinerary planner .

7 DAYS NORTH ISLAND

FROM

Bay of Islands

Day 1 Arrive Auckland Day 2 At Auckland Day 3 Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo

Day 4 Day 5

Day 6 Day 7

$824 pp

*

Coromandel Peninsula Waitomo Caves

Whakatane Taupo

Rotorua Gisborne Napier

7 days Group C car rental with Go Rentals^ 6 nights 3 star hotel/motel accommodation Auckland Harbour Cruise Waitomo Glowworm Caves tour Te Puia Admission & Cultural Performance Te Papa 60 minute Tour

9 DAYS CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND Bay of Islands

Day 2 Day 3

$1,457* pp

Whangamata Whakatane Gisborne Napier

Wellington

Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8

Auckland

Hamilton Rotorua Taupo

Wellington

Day 1 Arrive Auckland and head to Whangamata

FROM

Day 9

165kms (2 hrs 35 mins) At Whangamata Whangamata to Whakatane (via SH2) 180kms (2 hrs 30 mins) At Whakatane Whakatane to Napier 300kms (3 hrs 40 mins) At Napier Napier to Taupo 145kms (2 hrs) Taupo to Hamilton (via Matamata) 180kms (2hrs 15mins) Hamilton to Auckland 125km (2 hrs)

Includes • 9 days Group C car rental with Zip Rentals^ • 8 nights 3 star hotel/motel accommodation • Full Day Nature & Coastal Tour • White Island Tour • Art Deco Guided Walk • Half Day Wine Tour • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Photo credit: Dean Johns

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Bay of Islands

Day 5

*

Auckland Coromandel Peninsula

via East Coast 230 kms (3 hrs 20 mins) At Bay of Islands Bay of Islands to Auckland via West Coast 350 kms (5 hrs) Depart Auckland

Day 3 Day 4

$619 pp

Waitomo Caves Taupo

Whakatane Rotorua Gisborne Napier

Includes

Includes • • • • • •

FROM

Day 1 Arrive Auckland Day 2 Auckland to Bay of Islands

Auckland

330 kms (4 hrs 20 mins) At Rotorua Rotorua to Wellington 460 kms (5 hrs 40 mins) At Wellington Depart Wellington

5 DAYS BAY OF ISLANDS

ITINERARY PLANNING

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• • • •

5 days Group C car rental with Zip Rentals^ 4 nights 3 star hotel/motel accommodation Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock Cape Reinga Day trip including lunch

7 DAYS TOP OF SOUTH ISLAND

Wellington

Day 1 Arrive at Christchurch and

Day 2

FROM

Day 3

$822 pp

*

Nelson

Punakaiki

Hanmer Springs

Glaciers

Picton Kaikoura

Christchurch

Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7

head to Hanmer Springs 140 kms (1 hr 50 mins) Hanmer Springs to Kaikoura 140 kms (2 hrs) Kaikoura to Nelson 412 kms (5 hrs 40 mins) Day trip - Abel Tasman National Park Nelson to Punakaiki 265 kms (3 hrs) Punakaiki to Christchurch 285 kms (4 hrs) Depart Christchurch

Mt Cook

Includes

Milford Sound Te Anau

Queenstown Dunedin Invercargill

Stewart Island

• • • • •

7 days Group C car rental with Zip Rentals^ 6 nights 3 star hotel/motel accommodation Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa Entry Kaikoura Whale Watch Trip Abel Tasman Swing Bridge, Bush & Beach Cruise and Walk


16 DAYS SOUTHERN SCENIC ROUTE

Day 1 Arrive Christchurch Day 2 Christchurch to Dunedin

360 kms (5 hrs)

Day 3 Dunedin to The Catlins

160 kms (2 hrs 30 mins)

Day 4 The Catlins to Invercargill 90 kms

FROM

$2,222

*

pp

Nelson Greymouth

FROM

$1,651 pp

Greymouth

Franz Josef Glacier Milford Sound

Day 5 Day 6

Kaikoura

Day 7

Mt Cook

Te Anau

380 kms (5 hrs) At Franz Josef Glacier Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown 350 kms (4 hrs 30 mins) At Queenstown Queenstown to Te Anau 175 kms (2 hrs) Milford Sound day trip 240 kms (4 hrs return) Te Anau to Dunedin 285 kms (3 hrs 30 mins) At Dunedin

Day 3 Day 4

Nelson Picton

*

Milford Sound

Day 1 Arrive Christchurch Day 2 Christchurch to Franz Josef Glacier

Picton

Day 8

Christchurch

Day 9 Day 10 Dunedin to Christchurch

Dunedin Invercargill

360 kms (4 hrs 30 mins)

Day 11 Depart Christchurch

Stewart Island

(Ferry - ex Bluff - 29km, 25 min)

Day 7 Invercargill to Te Anau via Tuatapere

Kaikoura

189 kms (2 hrs 30 min)

Day 8 Day trip to Doubtful Sound

Mt Cook

Te Anau

44kms (40 mins)

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

Christchurch

Queenstown

Doubtful Sound

(Ferry - ex Bluff - 29km 25 min)

Day 6 Stewart Island to Invercargill

Glaciers

11 DAYS CENTRAL SOUTH ISLAND

(1 hrs 15 mins)

Day 5 Invercargill to Stewart Island

Dunedin

Invercargill

175 kms (2 hrs)

Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14

At Queenstown

Stewart Island

Queenstown to Wanaka 68 kms (1 hr) Wanaka to Fox Glacier 260 kms (3 hrs) Fox Glacier to Greymouth 220 kms (2 hrs 30 min)

Day 15 Greymouth to Christchurch 240 kms

(3 hrs 30 min)

Day 16 Depart Christchurch Includes • 16 days Group C car rental with Zip Rentals^ • 15 nights 3 star hotel/motel accommodation • Return Ferry transfers from Bluff to Stewart Island • Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise (ex Manapouri) incl. lunch

• Milford Sound Nature Cruise (ex Milford) incl lunch • Skyline Gondola Ride & 3 Luge Rides • Shotover Jetboat Ride • Fox Glacier – Walk to the Glacier Terminus

Includes • 11 days Group O car rental with Apex Car Rentals^ • 10 nights 3 star hotel/motel accommodation • Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools Entry • Shotover Jetboat Ride

• One Way TranzAlpine Train journey • Skyline Gondola Ride & 3 Luge Rides • Milford Sound Nature Cruise (ex Milford) incl lunch • Larnach Castle & Gardens Entrance • Cadbury Chocolate Factory Tour

22 DAYS BOTH ISLANDS

FROM

$3,148* pp

Day 1 Arrive Auckland Day 2 Auckland to Bay of Islands via East Coast

15 DAYS LORD OF THE RINGS HIGHLIGHTS

FROM

$3,218 Bay of Islands

250kms (3 hrs 30 mins)

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

Rotorua to Wellington 450kms (5 hrs 30 mins)

(3 hrs 30 mins)

Day 9

Twizel to Wanaka

145kms (1 hr 40 mins)

Coromandel Peninsula

Auckland

At Wellington

Whakatane

Matamata

Wellington to Picton on Interislander ferry (3 hrs) Picton to Christchurch 330kms (4 hrs 20 mins)

Napier

Christchurch to Twizel 285kms

68km (1hr)

Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15

At Queenstown At Queenstown

350 kms (5 hrs)

Rotorua Taupo

Nelson

Wellington Picton Kaikoura

Glaciers Christchurch Wanaka

Twizel

Queenstown

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

Day 12 Christchurch to Glacier 380 kms (5 hrs)

Day 13 At Franz Josef Glacier Day 14 Franz Josef Glacier to

Queenstown - 350 kms (4 hrs 30min)

Day 15 At Queenstown Day 16 Queenstown to Te Anau

175 kms (2 hrs)

Day 17 Milford Sound day trip

Depart Queenstown

240 kms (4 hrs return)

Day 18 Te Anau to Dunedin 285 kms

Includes • 15 days Group C car rental with Zip Rentals^ • 14 nights 3 star hotel/motel accommodation • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour • Flat Earth Half Day Middle Earth Filming Locations Tour • Weta Workshops There & Back Again Tour

• Interislander Ferry crossing • Hassle-Free LOTR Edoras Tour • One Ring Two Hour LOTR Tour • Mt Aspiring & Glaciers Scenic flight • Half day Safari of the Scenes • Dart River Wilderness Safari

(3 hrs 30 mins)

Day 19 At Dunedin Day 20 Dunedin to Mt Cook

320 kms (4 hrs)

Day 21 Mt Cook to Christchurch

Nelson

320 kms (4 hrs)

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

Gisborne Napier

(2 hrs 40 mins)

At Queenstown

^Car hire conditions apply. Please enquire for details.

Whakatane

330 kms (4 hrs 20 mins)

Day 6 At Rotorua Day 7 Rotorua to Napier 220 kms

Coromandel Peninsula

Auckland

Day 5 Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo

Rotorua

At Christchurch

Day 8 Napier to Wellington

Day 10 At Wanaka Day 11 Wanaka to Queenstown

*

pp

Day 1 Arrive Auckland Day 2 Auckland to Rotorua via Matamata

Bay of Islands

230 kms (3 hrs 20 mins)

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

330 kms (4 hrs)

Day 22 Depart Christchurch

Greymouth

Wellington Picton

Glaciers Christchurch Mt Cook Queenstown

Milford Sound

Te Anau

Dunedin Invercargill

Stewart Island

Includes • 22 days Group C car rental with Zip Rentals^ • 21 nights 3 star hotel/motel accommodation • Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock • Waitomo Glowworm Caves tour • Te Puia Thermal Reserve Admission & Cultural Performance • Maori Evening Hangi & Concert • Te Papa 60 minute Tour • Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools Entry • Shotover Jetboat Ride • Skyline Gondola Ride & 3 Luge Rides • Milford Sound Nature Cruise (ex Milford incl lunch) • Cadbury Chocolate Factory Tour • Larnach Castle & Gardens Entrance

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

ECAR - Economy

CCAR - Compact

ANCAP safety rating

ANCAP safety rating

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

Days & Rates 1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17

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

Days & Rates

1-3

4-10

11-20

21+

$73

$64

$62

$59

1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17

$97

$81

$107

$94

$88

$69

$66

1 Nov 17 - 15 Dec 17 & 5 Jan 18 - 5 Feb 18 16 Dec 17 - 4 Jan 18 & 6 Feb 18 - 31 Mar 18

$84

$72

$69

$67

$95

$80

$77

$75

1 Nov 17 - 15 Dec 17 & 5 Jan 18 - 5 Feb 18 16 Dec 17 - 4 Jan 18 & 6 Feb 18 - 31 Mar 18

1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

$73

$64

$62

$59

1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

IFAR - Intermediate 4WD

1-3

4-10

11-20

21+

1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17

$123

$110

$103

$100

1 Nov 17 - 15 Dec 17 & 5 Jan 18 - 5 Feb 18 16 Dec 17 - 4 Jan 18 & 6 Feb 18 - 31 Mar 18

$136

$125

$118

$114

$149

$141

$132

1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

$123

$110

$103

CAR RENTALS

21+

1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17

$95

$76

$72

$70

$112

$87

$83

$81

$87

1 Nov 17 - 15 Dec 17 & 5 Jan 18 - 5 Feb 18 16 Dec 17 - 4 Jan 18 & 6 Feb 18 - 31 Mar 18

$128

$98

$94

$92

$64

1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

$95

$76

$72

$70

21+

$88

$69

$66

$64

$78

$76

$90

ANCAP safety rating

LVAR - 8 Seater Van

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

Days & Rates

4-10

11-20

21+

1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17

$145

$118

$112

$152

$135

$128

$127

1 Nov 17 - 15 Dec 17 & 5 Jan 18 - 5 Feb 18 16 Dec 17 - 4 Jan 18 & 6 Feb 18 - 31 Mar 18

$160

$151

$143

$100

1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

$145

$118

$112

Rates: Determined by date of pick up for entire hire. A rental day consists of 24hrs. Driver’s Age: Min. 21 years. Additional fee applies for drivers aged between 21-24 years. Driver’s Licence: A valid full English licence, held for at least one year must be presented at commencement of hire. It must be written in English or accompanied by a current International Driver’s Permit. Rates Include: Unlimited kms, Basic Insurance (subject to excess), 24hr Emergency roadside mechanical assistance & GST. Accident Damage Excess (ADE): ECAR-FCAR: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$2,990 of any claim. All other car groups it is NZ$3,450. All rates include GST. Accident Excess Reduction (AER): ECAR-FCAR: ADE can be reduced to NZ$276 by purchasing AER at NZ$28.75 per day. For all other car groups it can be reduced to NZ$345 by purchasing AER at NZ$28.75 per day. All rates include GST. Total Protection Package (TPP): The AER excess can be reduced to NIL by purchasing TPP at NZ$35.65 per day or NZ$178.65 per week, per rental sector. All rates include GST. Security Bond: NZ$250

10

11-20

11-20

1-3

Conditions & General Information

Days & Rates

4-10

4-10

FFAR - Premium 4WD

ANCAP safety rating

ANCAP safety rating

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

Days & Rates

1-3

4-10

11-20

21+

$106

1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17

$153

$126

$120

$114

$121

$160

$143

$136

$129

$135

1 Nov 17 - 15 Dec 17 & 5 Jan 18 - 5 Feb 18 16 Dec 17 - 4 Jan 18 & 6 Feb 18 - 31 Mar 18

$168

$159

$151

$143

$106

1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

$153

$126

$120

$114

Airport/Ferry Fee: NZ$51.75 incl GST for Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch & Queenstown airports. NZ$46 incl GST for all other airports including Wellington & Picton ferry terminal. Branch Hours: Thrifty will meet any International arrival flight. City/Downtown locations are open from 8am-5pm Mon-Fri & 9am-12noon Sat. Pre-booked clients are met off ferry crossings between 8am & 6pm. Outside hour’s pickup is subject to availability and a NZ$51.75 fee applies to be paid direct. One Way Minimum Hire: 3 days. NZ$57.50 incl GST fee applies. No one way fee on rentals of 5 days or more. Credit Card Surcharge: 2% + GST for all amounts transacted on a credit card. Extras (per sector per island): Baby & Child seats NZ$41.40 incl GST. GPS Navigation Unit: NZ$11.50 incl GST. Available at selected locations & a deposit is required. Ski Racks & Snow Chains: FREE OF CHARGE if prebooked. *Rent 7/Pay 6 Offer: Valid for rentals commenced between 01 May and 25 Jun 18. Maximum 1 free rental day per booking. Promotion code ANZCRO746 must be applied to the reservation at time of booking. Thrifty do not guarantee a specific model within the class range. Rental conditions are subject to change. INCLUSIVE RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

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ANCAP safety rating

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

1-3

1-3

Toyota RAV4 or similar Medium 4WD, Air Conditioning, Bluetooth, Reversing camera, Park assist, USB port, Seats 5, Luggage: 3 large, 2 small

Days & Rates

ICAR - Intermediate

RENT 7 PAY 6 OFFER*

Whangarei Auckland

AVAILABLE IN MAY AND JUNE 2018

Tauranga

Hamilton

Rotorua Taupo Gisborne Palmerston North Napier

New Plymouth

Westport

Nelson

Wellington Picton Blenheim

Greymouth Hokitika

Christchurch Queenstown

Dunedin

Invercargill


Toyota Yaris or similar Keri Keri

#A/EDAR Sub Compact Auto, 5 door hatchback 1.3 litre, Air Condintioning Seats 4/5 Luggage: 2 medium, 1 small

Whangarei Auckland Hamilton

1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$71 $84 $75

$70 $82 $72

$63 $76 $66

$59 $72 $62

Napier

Palmerston North Nelson

Wellington Picton

Greymouth

Days & Rates

Rotorua

New Plymouth

Christchurch Queenstown Invercargill

Dunedin

Toyota Corolla or similar C/CDAR Compact Auto 5 door hatchback, 1.8 - 2.0 litre, Air Conditioning Seats 5 Luggage: 2 medium, 1 small

Days & Rates 1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$80 $96 $83

$76 $92 $79

$71 $88 $74

$69 $84 $71

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

Holden Cruze or similar

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

D/IDAR Intermediate Auto 1.8 - 2.0 litre 4 door sedan Air Conditioning Seats 5 Luggage: 2-3 medium

Days & Rates 1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$87 $104 $90

$82 $100 $84

$78 $98 $80

$75 $94 $78

Days & Rates 1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

Holden Captiva or similar

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$91 $112 $94

$87 $108 $90

$84 $104 $87

$80 $100 $83

1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

H/GDAR Executive, Auto 3.0 - 4.0 litre Air Conditioning Seats 5 Luggage: 3 large, 1 small

Days & Rates 1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

Toyota Rav4 or similar

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

Days & Rates

Commodore SV6 or similar

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$131 $147 $134

$119 $139 $122

$115 $134 $118

$114 $127 $116

Conditions & General Information Rates: Determined by date of pick up for entire hire. A rental day consists of 24 hours. Driver’s Age: Min. 21 years, no max age. Driver’s Licence: A valid full English licence is the min. requirement and it must be sighted at commencement of hire. If the licence is not in English it must be accompanied by a current International Driver’s Permit or official government approved translation document. Rates Include: Unlimited kms, Basic Insurance (subject to excess), 24hr Emergency roadside mechanical assistance & GST. Insurance Excess: A, C, G, D, E & H: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$3,000 + GST of any claim. F, P, W, V & K: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$3,750 + GST of any claim. Budget will accept Debit cards with Credit Card facilities (visa & mastercard). Cash is not an option for the bond payment. Insurance Excess Reduction: A, C, G, D, E & H: NZ$25 + GST per day to reduce the excess to NZ$225 + GST. F, P, W, V & K: NZ$29 + GST per day to reduce the excess to NZ$225 + GST. This fee includes Personal Accident & Effects cover.

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$96 $118 $99

$92 $114 $95

$90 $110 $92

$86 $106 $88

Toyota Prado or similar W/PFAR Automatic 4WD 2.7 -3.0 litre, Petrol/Diesel 4x4 wheel base, Air Conditioning, Seats 5 Luggage: 5 large

P/IFAR Automatic, 4WD 2.4 litre, Air Conditioning, 4x4 wheel base Seats 5 Luggage: 3 large

Days & Rates 1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$110 $130 $113

$107 $126 $110

$103 $123 $106

$100 $118 $103

Security/Fuel Bond: A minimum of NZ$100.00 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 & ferry locations. This is paid direct and charged once. A late fee of NZ$50 + GST applies for ferry pickups after 6.30pm. Branch Hours: Average 7am-7pm daily. Budget will meet all arrival flights (go to service counter on arrival). Minimum Hire: 1-2 days vehicle must be returned to same depot. One Way Rentals: A 3 day minimum for one way hires per island. NOTE: a fee of NZ$50 + GST applies for all one way hires less than 7 days. Credit Card Surcharge: 2-3% for all amounts transacted on a credit card. Extras (per island): Baby & Booster seats (no capsules): NZ$13 + GST per day. Max charge NZ$65 + GST. GPS Navigation Unit: NZ$9.95 + GST per day or NZ$49.95 + GST max per week. Ski Racks, Snow Board Racks and Snow Chains: Can be hired for $12.50 + GST per day. These must be requested at time of booking. Christchurch & Queenstown locations only. #EDMR & FDAR cannot be fitted with a ski rack and snow chains.

Days & Rates 1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$160 $163 $163

$150 $160 $152

$150 $154 $152

$147 $148 $150

Budget do not guarantee a specific model within the class range. Rental conditions are subject to change. INCLUSIVE RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

ASK US ABOUT ADDING BIKE RACKS TO YOUR HIRE (GROUPS C-W)

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

Kerikeri Whangarei Auckland Hamilton Taupo New Plymouth Palmerston North Picton

Tauranga Rotorua

Days & Rates

Gisborne Napier

1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17

Wellington Nelson Blenheim

Greymouth

1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

Christchurch

Queenstown Dunedin Invercargill

Days & Rates 1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18

Mazda 6 or similar

Holden Commodore or similar

1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

4-6

7-13

14-27

28+

$79 $110 $87

$78 $109 $83

$72 $106 $80

$68 $100 $78

Days & Rates 1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

Toyota Highlander Wagon or similar

1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

4-6

7-13

14-27

28+

$82 $114 $87

$79 $114 $86

$78 $105 $83

Toyota Prado or similar

4-6

7-13

14-27

28+

$103 $126 $102

$102 $123 $100

$99 $120 $98

96 $113 $96

Conditions & General Information Rates: Determined by date of pick up for entire hire. A rental day consists of 24 hrs. Driver’s Age: Min. 21 years (except Group M which is 25 years). Driver’s Licence: Must hold a valid full English licence, held for at least one year must be presented at commencement of hire. It must be written in English or accompanied by a current International Driver’s Permit. Rates Include: Unlimited kms, Damage/Theft cover (subject to excess) & GST. Accident Damage Excess (ADE): Each rental is subject to ADE which may be reduced by purchasing an Accident Excess Reduction package. Groups B-F NZ$3,450 incl GST. Groups H-M NZ$4,025 incl GST. Accident Excess Reduction (AER): Purchase of AER cover reduces the excess to NIL for all categories. These daily amounts are non-refundable. Groups B-F NZ$29.90 incl GST per day. Groups H-M NZ$35.60 incl GST per day. Security Bond: NZ$300 incl GST plus any fees. Location Surcharges: Kerikeri & Gisborne NZ$46 incl GST paid direct. Airport/Ferry Fee: From NZ$46-NZ$57.50 incl GST paid direct (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch & Queenstown are the higher charge).

12

$60 $78 $62

CAR RENTALS

4-6

7-13

14-27

28+

$76 $94 $78

$75 $91 $75

$69 $88 $70

$66 $84 $67

Toyota Rav4 or similar

$86 $115 $91

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

Days & Rates 1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

4-6

7-13

14-27

28+

$91 $123 $91

$86 $120 $87

$84 $118 $86

$80 $110 $83

Toyota Previa Minibus or similar

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

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

Days & Rates

28+

$63 $82 $64

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

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

1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18

14-27

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

1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17

7-13

$70 $86 $71

Toyota Corolla or similar

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.

Days & Rates

4-6

$71 $87 $72

Days & Rates 1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

4-6

7-13

14-27

28+

$132 $163 $132

$130 $162 $130

$127 $158 $127

$123 $146 $123

Branch Hours: Hertz will meet all arrival flights (go to service counter on arrival). One Way Rentals: Groups B-H, J, K, M: 1-2 day rentals will incur a one way fee of NZ$210 incl GST. For rentals 3 days or more there is no one way fee. Two Island Hires: Must be a minimum 3 days on each island. Credit Card Surcharge: 1.99% + GST for all amounts transacted on a credit card. Extras (Per rental not per island): Infant/Child Booster seat: NZ$59.80 (+ security deposit). Ski Racks: NZ$17.25 per day. Rates incl GST. Snow Chains: FREE OF CHARGE if prebooked. #Groups B2 (EDAR), J (IFAR), M (PFAR) & K (SVAR) cannot be fitted with ski racks. *Hertz do not guarantee a specific model within the class range. *Rental conditions subject to change. * ADE / AER / Accident Excess are subject to change. INCLUSIVE RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

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

Days & Rates 1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

4-6

7-13

14-27

28+

$127 $151 $128

$124 $150 $126

$123 $144 $124

$122 $139 $122


Auckland City & Airport

Wellington Christchurch

Queenstown

Why choose GO Rentals? • Quality fleet of over 3,000 new or near new vehicles • Best overall value rates and conditions • Fully comprehensive ‘All Inclusive’ option • Rates are inclusive of one way fees, airport access, after hours pick up/drop off* or extra driver fees • Bicycle hire available • Free ferry for the vehicle on every hire from Christchurch or Queenstown to Auckland • Outstanding customer service ratings

Zippy - Toyota Yaris or similar

Compact - Toyota Corolla Hatch

Auto/Manual, 5 door Hatch, 1.3 – 1.5L, Air Con, Seats 5, CD Player/AUX/Some have Bluetooth, Luggage: 1 large & 1 small

Days & Rates 1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 19 Dec 17 20 Dec 17 - 28 Feb 18 1 Mar 18 - 30 Apr 18 1 May 18 - 30 Sep 18

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$44 $50 $62 $55 $46

$42 $47 $59 $52 $43

$39 $44 $56 $50 $40

$36 $42 $54 $47 $38

SUV - Hyundai Tucson or similar

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

Days & Rates 1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 19 Dec 17 20 Dec 17 - 28 Feb 18 1 Mar 18 - 30 Apr 18 1 May 18 - 30 Sep 18

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$54 $59 $72 $64 $55

$51 $56 $70 $62 $52

$48 $54 $66 $59 $50

$46 $51 $63 $56 $47

Intermediate - Toyota RAV-4 GXL or similar

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

Days & Rates 1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 19 Dec 17 20 Dec 17 - 28 Feb 18 1 Mar 18 - 30 Apr 18 1 May 18 - 30 Sep 18

Touring - Toyota Corolla Sedan

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$94 $99 $111 $102 $96

$91 $96 $107 $99 $94

$90 $94 $104 $96 $91

$86 $91 $102 $94 $88

Conditions & General Information Rates: Date of travel determines the rate therefore split season rates will apply. A rental day consists of 24 hours. Driver’s Age: Min. 21 years, no max age. Driver’s Licence: A valid full English licence must be presented at commencement of hire. If the licence is not in English it must be accompanied by a current International Driver’s Permit or official government approved translation document. Rates Include: Unlimited kms, GO Basic Insurance (subject to excess), Airport access fees, Extra driver fee, One way fees, Airport transfers, 24hr AA roadside assistance & GST. Insurance Excess: Zippy, Compact, Touring, Hybrid, SUV & Intermediate 4WD vehicles: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$2,500 (NZ$3,500 for drivers aged 21-24yrs) of any claim. People Mover, Large & Luxury 4WD, Sports Utility and Vans Clients are responsible for the first NZ$3,500 (NZ$4,500 for drivers aged 21-24yrs) of any claim. A pre authorisation will be obtained for the total amount of the excess as a bond & is payable by credit card only. This bond is fully refundable provided the vehicle is returned on time, to the correct location, undamaged, with a clean interior and a full fuel tank. Underbody or roof damage is not covered by any insurance option.

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

Days & Rates 1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 19 Dec 17 20 Dec 17 - 28 Feb 18 1 Mar 18 - 30 Apr 18 1 May 18 - 30 Sep 18

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$56 $62 $75 $68 $60

$54 $59 $72 $64 $58

$51 $56 $70 $62 $55

$48 $54 $66 $59 $52

Large 4WD - Toyota Highlander GXL or similar

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

Days & Rates 1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 19 Dec 17 20 Dec 17 - 28 Feb 18 1 Mar 18 - 30 Apr 18 1 May 18 - 30 Sep 18

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$100 $106 $118 $108 $103

$98 $103 $114 $106 $100

$95 $100 $111 $103 $98

$92 $98 $108 $100 $95

Insurance Excess Reduction: Zippy, Compact, Touring, Hybrid, SUV & Intermediate 4WD vehicles vehicles: NZ$20 per day will reduce the excess to NZ$350 (NZ$1,000 21 -24 yrs) OR NZ$28 day will reduce the excess for NIL (NZ$350 21-24 yrs). People Mover, Large & Luxury 4WD, Sports Utility and Vans NZ$30 per day will reduce the excess to NZ$500 (NZ$1,500 21 -24 yrs) OR NZ$45 day will reduce the excess for NIL (NZ$500 21-24 yrs). Ferry: All vehicles must be taken on the ferry between the North & South Islands & vice versa. The cost of the ferry crossing for the vehicle and passengers is not included in the rates. Branch Hours: All branches are open every day except Christmas Day. Auckland Airport from 06am to 10pm. Auckland City Central from 8am to 5pm. Wellington Airport from 7am to 7pm. Christchurch Airport 7:30am to 7pm. Queenstown Airport 8am to 8pm. *After hours pick up/drop offs are not available for the Auckland City or Queenstown Airport Branches. Minimum Hire: 3 Day minimum except for the following: Auckland to Wellington, Queenstown to Christchuch and Christchurch to Queenstown – 5 day min. Auckland or Wellington to Christchurch or Queenstown – 7 day min. Airport Transfers: Airport shuttle transfers are available from the airport to the GO Rentals Airport branches. These are to be requested on arrival by using the appropriate branch freephone number.

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

Days & Rates 1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 19 Dec 17 20 Dec 17 - 28 Feb 18 1 Mar 18 - 30 Apr 18 1 May 18 - 30 Sep 18

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$139 $128 $147 $132 $152

$132 $122 $140 $126 $146

$128 $118 $136 $122 $142

$122 $112 $130 $117 $135

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 & Ski racks NZ$50 per hire (available on certain vehicles only). All extras must be booked at time of reservation & are paid direct. All extras are included free if the GO rentals Inclusive rates are chosen. IMPORTANT NOTE: Self drive motorists travelling the Milford Road between June and November are required by New Zealand law to carry appropriate chains for their vehicle. Snow chains are advised to be prebooked due to limited supply. GO rentals do not guarantee a specific model within the class range. Rental conditions are subject to change. Details of vehicle models other than those indicated are available on request. INCLUSIVE RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

25% HIRE DISCOUNT PLUS A FREE FERRY CROSSING FOR THE VEHICLE ON ALL HIRES FROM CHRISTCHURCH OR QUEENSTOWN TO AUCKLAND.

Travelling between 01 March and 19 December annually. Conditions apply.

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Auckland

Christchurch Queenstown

Zip Rentals is the perfect rental car company for people who would rather spend their money on activities instead of expensive vehicles. We offer a comfortable, modern fleet with very well maintained vehicles backed by 24 hour roadside assistance.

Fiat Punto or similar

Toyota Corolla or similar

1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 15 Dec 17 16 Dec 17 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Apr 18 1 May 18 - 30 Sep 18

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$55 $46 $63 $56 $55

$52 $46 $59 $54 $52

$50 $42 $58 $51 $50

$47 $39 $55 $48 $47

Days & Rates 1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 15 Dec 17 16 Dec 17 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Apr 18 1 May 18 - 30 Sep 18

Toyota RAV4 or similar

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$52 $62 $74 $67 $52

$47 $59 $71 $64 $47

$46 $58 $68 $62 $46

$44 $52 $66 $58 $44

1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 15 Dec 17 16 Dec 17 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Apr 18 1 May 18 - 30 Sep 18

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$83 $102 $107 $90 $83

$76 $92 $104 $83 $76

$74 $90 $102 $80 $74

$71 $82 $99 $74 $71

Conditions & General Information Rates: Determined by date of pick up for entire hire. A rental day consists of 24 hours. Drivers Age: Min 18 years, no max age. Must have had full licence for at least 1 year. Drivers Licence: A valid full English licence is the minimum and must be presented at commencement of the hire. It must be written in English or accompanied by a current International Drivers Permit or official government approved translation document. Rates Include: Unlimited kms. Basic Insurance (subject to excess). 24-hour emergency roadside mechanical insurance & GST. Airport pick up and drop off. Insurance Excess: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$2,000 of any claim. This will be authorised on the client’s credit card upon arrival. Zip only accepts credit cards for security of the vehicle. Debit and cash are not accepted. If the client has Debit they will need to take the insurance excess reduction option

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Days & Rates 1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 15 Dec 17 16 Dec 17 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Apr 18 1 May 18 - 30 Sep 18

Mahindra XUV or similar

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$67 $67 $74 $79 $67

$64 $64 $70 $75 $64

$62 $62 $67 $72 $62

$58 $59 $64 $68 $58

Toyota Estima or similar

GFBR: Auto, 2016 XUV, 2.2 litre, Air Conditioning, USB, Bluetooth, Seats: 5, Luggage: 3 large, 2 small

FFBR: Auto, 201014 SUV, 2.5 litre, Air Conditioning, USB, Bluetooth, Cruise Control, Seats: 5, Luggage: 3 large, 2 small

Days & Rates

SCAR: Auto, 2011-14 Sedan, 2.5 litre, USB, Air Conditioning, Seats: 5, Luggage: 2 large, 2 small

ICAR: Auto, 2011-13 Sedan, 1.8 litre, Air Conditioning, Seats: 5, Luggage: 2 large, 2 small

EDAR: Auto or Manual, 2015 Hatch, 1.5 litre, Air Conditioning, Seats: 5, Luggage: 1 large, 2 small

Days & Rates

Toyota Camry or similar

Days & Rates 1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 15 Dec 17 16 Dec 17 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Apr 18 1 May 18 - 30 Sep 18

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$100 $104 $132 $110 $100

$98 $99 $122 $107 $98

$95 $96 $116 $104 $95

$92 $94 $110 $102 $93

to reduce excess to NIL. The authorisation will be fully released if the vehicle is returned on time, to the correct location, undamaged and with a full tank. If you choose to take the insurance excess reduction a credit card authorisation is not required. Insurance Excess Reduction: CDAR, EDAR, ICAR, HDAH (Budget range EDAB) NZ$25.00 + GST per day to reduce the excess to NIL. SCAR, FFBR, PVAR (Budget range SCAB, PVAB) NZ$28.00 + GST per day to reduce the excess to NIL. These daily amounts are non-refundable. This excess reduction option includes windscreen and tyre insurance. Branch Hours: Average: Auckland 8am – 5pm daily, Christchurch 8am – 5pm daily, Queenstown 8am – 6pm daily. After hours cars, can be picked up and dropped off at park and ride for an extra NZ$35 in Auckland, Christchurch and NZ$60 in Queenstown. One Way Minimum Hire: 1-2 days and the vehicle must be returned to the same depot. Two Island hires 7 days (may alter in summer season) Northbound ex. Christchurch no minimum hire period.

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PVAR: Auto, 2007-8, Minivan, 2.4 litre, Air Conditioning, USB, Seats: 7, Luggage: 3 large, 2 small

Days & Rates 1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 15 Dec 17 16 Dec 17 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Apr 18 1 May 18 - 30 Sep 18

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

$82 $95 $135 $92 $82

$75 $87 $123 $86 $75

$72 $84 $119 $83 $72

$68 $80 $111 $74 $68

Airport Transfers: Airport shuttle transfers are available from the airport to Zip Rentals Airport branches. These are to be requested on arrival using the appropriate branch Freephone number (11). We also provide a free shuttle service from hotels and motels within a 10km radius of the airport. Extras: Baby and child seats NZ$35.00 per rental. Snow Chains NZ$35.00 per rental. GPS NZ$7.50 per day. Free Snow chains and Ski racks if pre booked. Zip do not guarantee a specific model within the class range. Rental conditions are subject to change. INCLUSIVE RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.


Auckland

Picton

Wellington

Christchurch Queenstown

Dunedin

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

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

Days & Rates

4-6

7 - 13

14 - 27

28+

1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17

$30 $43 $60 $47 $37

$27 $39 $55 $43 $34

$26 $38 $54 $42 $32

$24 $35 $48 $38 $30

1 Nov 17 - 13 Dec 17 14 Dec 17 - 5 Jan 18 6 Jan 18 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

Days & Rates

4-6

7 - 13

14 - 27

28+

1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17

$42 $52 $78 $58 $52

$38 $47 $71 $52 $47

$36 $46 $68 $51 $45

$34 $42 $63 $47 $42

1 Nov 17 - 13 Dec 17 14 Dec 17 - 5 Jan 18 6 Jan 18 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

1 Nov 17 - 13 Dec 17 14 Dec 17 - 5 Jan 18 6 Jan 18 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

Days & Rates

4-6

7 - 13

14 - 27

28+

1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17

$51 $67 $91 $71 $64

$46 $60 $83 $64 $57

$44 $59 $80 $62 $55

$40 $54 $74 $56 $50

1 Nov 17 - 13 Dec 17 14 Dec 17 - 5 Jan 18 6 Jan 18 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

Toyota RAV4 AWD (or similar)

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

1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17

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

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

4WD Subaru Legacy (or similar)

Days & Rates

Toyota Allion (or similar)

Nissan Tiida (or similar)

4-6

7 - 13

14 - 27

28+

$68 $84 $131 $88 $85

$62 $76 $120 $82 $77

$60 $74 $115 $79 $75

$55 $68 $106 $72 $69

Conditions & General Information Rates: Determined by date of pick up for entire hire. A rental day consists of 24 hours. Driver’s Age: Min 18 years. Driver’s Licence: A valid full English licence must be presented at commencement of hire. If the licence is not in English it must be accompanied by a current International Driver’s Permit or official government approved translation document.

Toyota Estima (or similar)

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

Days & Rates 1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 13 Dec 17 14 Dec 17 - 5 Jan 18 6 Jan 18 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

4-6

7 - 13

14 - 27

28+

$82 $100 $131 $88 $102

$75 $91 $120 $82 $94

$72 $88 $115 $79 $90

$66 $80 $106 $72 $82

correct location, undamaged and with a full fuel tank. If you choose to take out an insurance excess reduction a credit card authorisation is not required. Insurance Excess Reduction: NZ$19 per day will reduce the excess to NZ$500. NZ$24 per day will reduce the excess to NIL and includes windscreen and tyre insurance. Premium Location Fees: NZ$12 - Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown Road User Charge: NZ$2 - Auckland.

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

Days & Rates 1 Jun 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 13 Dec 17 14 Dec 17 - 5 Jan 18 6 Jan 18 - 31 Mar 18 1 Apr 18 - 30 Sep 18

4-6

7 - 13

14 - 27

28+

$80 $94 $134 $91 $100

$74 $86 $122 $83 $92

$71 $83 $118 $80 $89

$65 $76 $108 $74 $80

Airport Transfers: Free return transfers are available from the Airport/Ferry to the depot during office hours. Also hotels/motels within a 5km radius during office hours. Extras: Child (6 months +) & Booster seats (4 years +) NZ$45 per rental. Snow Chains NZ$40 per rental. Ski Racks NZ$25 per rental. GPS NZ$10 per day. IMPORTANT NOTE: Self drive motorists travelling the Milford Road between June and November are required by New Zealand law to carry appropriate chains for their vehicle. Snow chains are advised to be prebooked due to limited supply.

Rates Include: Unlimited kms, Basic Insurance (subject to excess), 24hr roadside assistance & GST.

After Hours Fees: NZ$30 – Auckland Airport & Christchurch Airport. NZ$60 – Picton, Queenstown & Wellington.

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

Branch Hours: 8am-5pm daily except Christmas Day.

Ace do not guarantee a specific model within the class range.

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

*Rental conditions are subject to change. INCLUSIVE RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

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MOTORHOME

ITINERARIES With a motorhome holiday, there is no better way to discover New Zealand. Below are two suggested motorhome itineraries to help you roam free, wake up to a new view every day and immerse yourself with nature.

15 DAYS SOUTH ISLAND MOTORHOME ADVENTURE

Day 1 Arrive Christchurch Day 2 Christchurch to Hanmer Springs

134 kms (1 hr 50 mins)

Day 3 Hanmer Springs to Greymouth

214 kms (2 hrs 48 mins)

Day 4 Greymouth to Franz Josef or Fox

Nelson

Greymouth Glaciers Milford Wanaka Sound Te Anau

Hanmer Picton Springs

Day 5 Glaciers to Wanaka 286 kms

Christchurch Queenstown

(3 hrs 41 mins)

Day 6 Day at leisure in Wanaka Day 7 Wanaka to Queenstown

Tekapo

Glacier 173 kms (2 hrs 41 mins)

63 kms (1hr 12 mins)

Day 8 Day to Explore Queenstown Day 9 Day to Explore Queenstown Day 10 Queenstown to Te Anau

173 kms (2 hrs 14 mins)

Day 11 Day trip to Milford Sound 240 kms Dunedin

(4 hours return)

Day 12 Te Anau to Dunedin 285 kms

Stewart Island

(3 hrs 30 mins)

Day 13 Dunedin to Lake Tekapo 287 kms

(3hrs 35 mins)

Day 14 Lake Tekapo to Christchurch

228 kms (2hrs 56 mins)

Day 15 Depart Christchurch MUST DO'S: • Soak in the Hot Pools at Hanmer Springs • Visit Shantytown Heritage Park in Greymouth • Experience a Glacier Snow Landing • Enjoy a Lake Cruise to Moa Island in Wanaka • Enjoy a Skyline Dinner and Luge Ride

• Get your thrills on the Shotover Jet • Cruise the Spectacular Milford Sound • Learn about Chocolate at the Cadbury Factory • Star gazing at Mt John Observatory • Visit the Interactive Antarctic Centre

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

Arrive Auckland

Coromandel Peninsula

Auckland to Waitomo 195 kms (2 hrs 25 mins) Waitomo to Rotorua 139 kms (1hr 50 mins)

Auckland

Day free in Rotorua

Taupo

Taupo to Napier 141 kms (1 hr 53 mins) Napier to Wellington 322 kms (4 hrs 6 mins)

Napier

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

Rotorua

Waitomo

Rotorua to Taupo 81 kms (1hr 50 mins)

Nelson Punakaki

Wellington Blenheim

Day 10 Blenheim to Nelson 114 kms

(1hr 35 mins)

Day 11 Day Free to Explore

Nelson region

Day 12 Nelson to Punakaiki

265 kms (1 hr 35 mins)

Day 13 Punakaiki to Franz

Glaciers Christchurch Wanaka Milford Queenstown Sound Dunedin Te Anau

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

Day 14 Franz Josef or

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

Day 15 Wanaka to Queenstown

629 kms (1hr 12 mins)

Day 16 Day free in Queenstown Day 17 Queenstown to Te Anau

173 kms (2 hrs 14 mins)

Day 18 Day trip to Milford Sound

240 kms (4 hrs return)

Day 19 Te Anau to Dunedin

285 kms (3 hrs 30 mins)

Day 20 Explore Dunedin Day 21 Dunedin to Christchurch

361 kms (4 hrs 43 mins)

Day 22 Depart Christchurch

MUST DO'S: • Visit the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves • Experience a traditional Maori Hangi & Concert • View the Mighty Huka Falls • Take 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 wineries • Explore the Abel Tasman National park • Visit the Spectacular Pancake Rocks & Blow Holes • Enjoy a soak in the Glacier Hot Pools • Lose yourself in the Maze at Puzzling World - Wanaka • Zip your way down the Mountain on the Zipline • Cruise the tranquil Milford Sound • Discover Wildlife on the Otago Peninsula

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

Per Day From

$139 Day

Night

maui Ultima Plus 3 Berth

Ultima Plus 3BTSM

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

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!

Per Day From

$146

maui River 6 Berth

Night

Day

maui Beach 4 Berth Capacity: 4 Adults. Description: Auto transmission, diesel. Power steering, 4 seat belts, Air con. in drivers cab. Radio, CD, LCD screen/DVD player. Main Cabin heating - Diesel, gas stove, 130-140 litre Fridge/freezer, microwave & sink. Shower & Toilet. Hot & cold pressurized water. All living equip. Internal walk-through access. Ext. side awning. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.10m, Width 2.80 & Interior Height 2.10 Bedding: 2 doubles.

River 6BMPC

Capacity: 6 Adults. Description: Auto transmission, diesel. Power steering, 6 seat belts, Air con. in drivers cab. Radio, CD, LCD screen/DVD player. Main Cabin heating - Diesel & gas stove. 130-140 litre Fridge/ freezer, microwave & sink. Shower & Toilet. Hot & cold pressurized water. All living equipment. Internal walk-through access. Exterior side awning. Vehicle Dimensions: Length: 7.10m, width: 2.38m, interior height: 2.10m. Bedding: 3 double beds.

Per Day From

Beach 4BMP

$159 Night

Day

Per Day From

$152 Day

Conditions & 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 & Queenstown. Note: Pick-ups and/or drop off in Queenstown incur an additional fee NZ$95, paid direct (same city pick-up & drop-off - one fee). 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$100 surcharge will apply to all rentals picking up/dropping off on National Public Holidays. Rates include: All campervans are equipped with “Like a Local” in vehicle tablet with GPS, travel and vehicle user tips and more. Also included is Driver Goes Free into Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Ruakuri Caves and Aranui Caves plus supermarket discount card, travel wallet, GST, unlimited kms & vehicle with liability of NZ$7,500. Linen & bedding, cooking utensils, towels, maps, extension cords & instruction manuals. 24 hr breakdown service, Airport transfers. 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: (Deductible) Clients are responsible for the first NZ$7,500 of any claim including windscreen & tyre damage. (Consult the Rental Agreement for a full list of conditions). Payable by credit card, (which will be processed on arrival). Note: Credit card payments incur a

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maui Sunset 6 Berth

surcharge of 2%-4.6%. Deposit & credit card fee both fully refunded if vehicle returned undamaged with a full tank of fuel. Cash is not an option. Note: If using Amex the c.c. fee is not refunded. Driver’s age: Min. 21 years. One Way Rentals Fees: A location fee of NZ$95 applies to all campervans picked up or dropped off in Queenstown (for same city collection and return only one fee applies) Maui Liability Reduction Option: (non refundable)

Sunset 6BMP

Capacity: 4 Adults, 2 Children. Description: Auto transmission. Turbo diesel. Power steering, 6 seat belts, Air con. in driver’s cab Radio, CD, LCD screen/ DVD player. Rear cabin heating - diesel, gas cooker. 140 litre Fridge/freezer, microwave & sink. Shower & Toilet. Hot & cold pressurized water. All living equipment. Internal walk-through access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.25m, Width 2.38m & Interior Height 2.15m Bedding: 3 double beds

Pick-up between Apr- Sep NZ$100 Auckland to Christchurch or Pick-up between Oct - Mar NZ$250 Queenstown Christchurch to Pick-up between Apr - Sep Queenstown or Pick-up between Oct - Mar vice versa

Per Day From

$159

NZ$50 NZ$75

Day

Night

Christchurch or Queenstown to Pick-up between Oct - Mar NZ$150 Auckland NZ$45 extra per day reduces the liability to NIL. Note: Credit card authority will be taken. Maui Inclusive Pack: NZ$55 per day and includes Liability Reduction Option (NIL excess), Single vehicle rollover cover, Wifi, including 1GB of data, extra driver fees, Linen exchange, Picnic Table & Chairs (1 per person), Snow Chains if required, Child restraints (on request), Portable Heater if required. Road User Charge Recovery Fee: The Road User fee will apply and the vehicle rates per 100km are as follows: Ultima and Ultima Plus are NZ$6.22 and the maui Beach & River NZ$6.62. These rates are subject to change as governed by New Zealand RTA. Airport Transfers: maui provides free airport to branch and branch to airport transfer on day of arrival and departure for our Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown Branches. Note: No hotel or airport deliveries. Discounts available for hires 21+ days. The New Zealand Book 2017 - 18 | New Zealand Dollars

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4 Berth Pandora RV (Star RV)

Capacity: 4 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 children Description: Mercedes/VW 2.5 litre diesel, automatic, 2 Burner gas stove/ 1 electric hotplate, 150 litre fridge, microwave, CD player, LCD monitor/DVD, shower, toilet. Dimensions: Headroom: 2.1m, length: 7.7m, width: 2.3m. Bedding: 2 doubles.

Per Day From

$122 Night

Day

6 Berth Euro Deluxe

2 Berth Euro Tourer

Capacity: 6 Adults or 4 Adults & 2 children. Description: Diesel, 5 speed manual, power steering, air conditioning/heating, hot water, 3 burner gas stove, 110 litre fridge, microwave, radio, CD player, LCD monitor/DVD, shower, toilet. Dimensions: Headroom: 2.1m, length: 7.7m, width: 2.3m. Bedding: 3 doubles.

Per Day From

$102 Capacity: 2 Adults Description: Diesel, 5 speed manual, power steering, hot water, 3 burner gas stove, 110 litre fridge, microwave, radio, CD player, LCD monitor/DVD, shower, toilet. Dimensions: Headroom: 1.9m, length: 7.1m, width: 2m. Bedding: 1 double.

Night

Day

6 Berth Hercules RV (Star RV)

Per Day From Day

Night

$80

4 Berth Euro Camper

Capacity: 6 Adults or 4 Adults & 2 children Description: Mercedes/VW 2.5 litre diesel, automatic, 3 Burner gas stove, 110 litre fridge, microwave, CD player, LCD monitor/DVD, shower, toilet. Dimensions: Headroom: 2.1m, length: 7.7m, width: 2.3m. Bedding: 3 doubles.

Per Day From

$124 Capacity: 4 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 children. Description: Diesel, 5 speed manual, power steering, air conditioning/heating, hot water, 3 burner gas stove, 110 litre fridge, microwave, radio, CD player, LCD monitor/DVD, shower, toilet. Dimensions: Headroom: 2.1m, length: 7.7m, width: 2.3m. Bedding: 2 doubles.

Per Day From

$95 Day

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Day

Conditions & General Information Rates: Date of travel determines the rate, therefore split season rates may apply. Rates charged by calendar day, not 24 hour hire. Drivers Age: Min 21 years. Driver’s Licence: A valid English format driver’s licence held for a minimum of 2yrs. Depots: Auckland & Christchurch. Branch Hours: Open 7 days a week, 8am to 4.30pm. Branches are closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day & Good Friday. Public Holiday Surcharge: NZ$50 surcharge will apply to all rentals picking up and/or dropping off on National Public Holidays. Rates include: Unlimited kms, GST, Vehicle liability of NZ$5,000/NZ$7,500, Complimentary campground guides, Apollo Welcome Pack, Linen & Bedding, Kitchen equipment/utensils, Towels & Airport transfers. Minimum Hire: 5 days. Between 15 Dec - 10 Jan a minimum rental period of 14 days applies. One Way Rentals: The following one way fees apply: North to South Rentals: Pick up 01 Apr to 30 Sep a one way fee of NZ$100 applies. Pick up 01 Oct to 31 Mar a one way fee of NZ$300 applies. South to North Rentals: 01 Apr to 30 Sep no one way fee applies. Pick up 01 Oct to 31 Mar a one way fee of NZ$250 applies. Vehicle Security Deposit: Deductible Standard Liability: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$5,000/ NZ$7,500 of any claim (Consult the Rental Agreement for

Night

a full list of conditions). This is payable by credit card only (which is processed on arrival) Note: Credit card payments incur a surcharge of 2% - 4.5%. Reduction Option 1: Clients can choose to pay NZ$27 extra per day to reduce the liability to NZ$2,500 (credit card only and this is processed immediately). Reduction Option 2: (VIP cover including Value Pack) Clients can choose to pay NZ$45 extra per day to reduce the liability to NIL. Value Pack: NZ$65 per day (max charge NZ$3,250). The Value Pack for campervan rentals is payable per day in addition to the daily rate. This includes VIP Cover, Initial set of Toilet Chemicals, Pre-purchased Gas Bottle, Snow Chains (on request), Camp Chairs, Camp Table and Baby or Booster Seats (on request). Road User Recovery Fee: Will be calculated and collected on return of the vehicle based on the kilometres travelled during the hire. The fee per 100km is as follows: Hitop and Endeavour NIL, 2 Berth S/T NZ$6.22, 4 and 6 Berth NZ$6.62. LPG Gas Refill Fee: The gas bottle is provided full. A service fee is payable on pick up between NZ$25-35 which allows you to return the gas bottle empty. Extras: (per rental, paid direct) Baby/Booster seats NZ$30 (Children under 6mths cannot be accommodated in the Motorhomes), Camp Chairs NZ$17 each, Camp Table NZ$24, GPS NZ$10 per day (up to max of NZ$100), Snow Chains NZ$50 Note: No hotel or airport deliveries. Vehicles cannot be requested by make or model.


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

Per Day From

$90 Day

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!

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Venturer Plus 3 Berth

3BTS

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

Auckland

Christchurch

Per Day From

Queenstown

$96 Day

Night

Britz HiTop 3 Berth

2BB

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

Capacity: 3 Adults. Description: Automatic transmission, diesel, power steering, 3 seatbelts, Radio/ CD. Heating and air con in driver's cabin. Gas cooker, fridge, sink, only cold pressurised water, 48 litre fresh water tank, all living equipment and Porta Potti toilet included. Note: No shower. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 5.38m; width 1.93m; interior height 2.10m. Bedding: 1 double and 1 single bed (max weight on top bed 200kg). 4BB

Per Day From

Per Day From

$66 Day

$123

Night

Day

Britz Voyager 4 Berth

4BBXS

Night

Britz Frontier 6 Berth

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

6BB

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

Per Day From

Per Day From

$71 Day

Conditions & General Information Rates: Date of travel determines the rate, therefore split season rates may apply. Rates charged by calendar day, not 24 hr hire. Driver’s age: Min. 21 years. Driver’s Licence: A current and full motor vehicle driver’s licence is required and must be produced upon vehicle collection. Should a foreign licence be in a language other than English it must be accompanied by a current international driving permit issued in the same country as the driver’s licence was issued. An accredited English translation must be provided with the international driving permit. Depots: 3, Auckland, Christchurch & Queenstown.* Branch Hours: Daily 8am - 4.30pm All depots closed Xmas Day. Britz requests that clients collecting or returning their vehicle to be in the office by 3:30pm *Note: Pick-ups and/or drop off in Queenstown incur an additional NZ$95 fee, paid direct (same city pick-up & drop-off one fee).

$136 Day

Night

Public Holiday Surcharge: NZ$100 surcharge will apply to all rentals picking up/dropping off on National Public Holidays. Rates include: All campervans are equipped with “Like a Local” in vehicle tablet with GPS, travel and vehicle user tips and more. Also included is Driver Goes Free into Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Ruakuri Caves and Aranui Caves plus supermarket discount card, travel wallet, GST, unlimited kms & vehicle with liability of NZ$7,500. Linen & bedding, cooking utensils, towels, maps, extension cords & instruction manuals. 24 hr breakdown service, Airport transfers. Minimum Hire: 5 days Exc: Oct- Mar one way North to South hires: 10 days & all hires 20 Dec - 10 Jan, 10 day min. Road User Charge Recovery Fee: The vehicle rates per 100km are as follows: HiTop, Voyager, Venturer, Venturer Plus: NZ$6.22. Explorer, Outbounder, Frontier NZ$6.62. Paid on vehicle return. (Note these rates are subject to change as governed by New Zealand’s RTA).

Night

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

Pick-up between Apr-Sep

NZ$100

Pick-up between Oct-Mar

NZ$250

Pick-up between Apr-Sep

NZ$50

Pick-up between Oct-Mar

NZ$75

Pick-up between Oct-Mar

NZ$150

Vehicle Security Deposit: Deductible. A: Standard Vehicle Liability: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$7,500 of any claim including windscreen and tyre damage. (Consult the Rental Agreement for a full list of conditions). Payable by credit card, (which will be

processed on arrival). Note: Credit card payments incur a surcharge of 2% - 4.6%. Deposit & credit card fee both fully refunded if vehicle returned undamaged with a full tank of fuel. Cash is not an option. If using AMEX the credit card fee is not refunded. Britz Liability Reduction Options: (non refundable). Option: Paying NZ$45 extra per day reduces the liability to NIL. B: Britz Inclusive Pack: NZ$55 per day and reduces Liability Reduction Option (NIL excess), Single vehicle rollover cover, Wifi, including 1GB of data, extra driver fees, Linen exchange, Picnic Table & 1 camping chair per person, Snow Chains if required, Child restraints (on request), Portable Heater if required. Tyre & Windscreen cover. The Britz Inclusive Pack is highly recommended for peace of mind travelling. Airport Transfers: Britz provides free airport to branch and branch to airport transfers on the day of arrival and departure for our Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown Branches. Note: No hotel or airport delivery of vehicles.

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Jackpot 2 Berth Capacity: 3 Adults (tight fit) Description: Power steering, Automatic or manual (transmission type cannot be requested), unleaded petrol, 3 seatbelts. Portable gas stove, Fridge, Cold pressurised water, Sink, grey water & fresh water tanks. Vehicle Dimensions: length 5m, width 1.69m, interior height 1.82m, exterior height 2.5m. Bedding: 1 x double & 1 x single bed. Note: Min 18 years of age.

Auckland

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

Christchurch

Queenstown

Per Day From

$55 Day

Night

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

Per Day From

$83 Day

Double Down - 4 Berth

Night

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

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

Per Day From

Per Day From

$44

$83

Night

Day

Day

Night

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

Per Day From

$96 Day

Night

Conditions & General Information Rates include: All campervans are equipped with “Like a Local” in vehicle tablet with GPS, travel and vehicle user tips and more. Also included is Driver Goes Free into Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Ruakuri Caves and Aranui Caves plus supermarket discount card, travel wallet, GST, unlimited kms & vehicle with liability between NZ$3,500 and NZ$5,000 (subject to vehicle type). Linen & bedding, cooking utensils, towels, maps, extension cords and instruction manuals. 24 hr breakdown service, Airport transfers. Driver’s age: Drivers must be 18 years of age or over and have a full open licence. (Min 21 years for Deuce and Double Up). Driver’s Licence: A current and full motor vehicle driver’s licence is required and must be produced upon vehicle collection. Should a foreign licence be in a language other than English it must be accompanied by a current international driving permit issued in the same

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country as the driver’s licence was issued. An accredited English translation must be provided with the international driving permit. Branch Hours: Daily 8am - 4.30pm. All depots closed Xmas Day. Mighty requests that clients collecting or returning their vehicle to be in the office by 3:30pm Note: Pick-ups and/or drop offs in Queenstown incurs an additional NZ$95 fee on toilet-shower campervans only, paid direct (same city pick-up & drop-off - one fee). Public Holiday Surcharge: NZ$100 surcharge will apply to all rentals picking up/dropping off on National Public Holidays. Minimum Hire: 5 days. All campervan rentals collected between 20 Dec – 10 Jan are subject to a 10 day minimum. From 01 Oct – 31 Mar a 10 day minimum hire applies if collected from the North Island and returned to the South Island. One Way Rentals Fees: A location fee of NZ$95 applies to all campervans picked up or dropped off in Queenstown (for same city collection and return only one fee applies)

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

Pick-up between Apr-Sep

NZ$100

Pick-up between Oct Mar

NZ$250

Pick-up between Apr-Sep

NZ$50

Pick-up between Oct-Mar

NZ$75

Pick-up between Oct-Mar

NZ$150

Vehicle Security Deposit: Deductible. A - Accident Liability Options: The client is responsible for the first NZ$3,500 for Jackpot and Double Down and NZ$5,000 for all others vehicles of any claim including Windscreen & Tyre Damage (Consult Rental Agreement for a full list of conditions). Payable by credit card (processed on arrival). Note: Credit card payments incur a surcharge of 2%-4.5%. Deposit will be fully refunded if vehicle is returned undamaged with a tank of fuel. Cash payment is

not available. B - Inclusive Pack: For an extra NZ$39 per day for Jackpot and Double Down (max charge NZ$1,450) or NZ$49 per day for all other campervans (max charge NZ$1,950) in addition to the daily rental rate. The Inclusive Pack includes: NIL Liability Reduction, Tyre & Windscreen cover *, Camping Chairs (1 per person travelling), Camping Table, Road User Charge Recovery Fee & Child restraints (on request). Road User Recovery Fee: The vehicle rates per 100km are as follows: Jackpot, Deuce, Double Down NZ$6.22, Double Up and Big Six NZ$6.62. Paid on vehicle return. Airport Transfers: Complimentary. Auckland Complimentary coach every 30 mins during office hours. Christchurch & Queenstown Airport, free phone for shuttle during office hours. Note: No hotel or airport delivery of vehicles.


Auckland

COOK STRAIT

BY FERRY

Napier

Wellington Picton Kaikoura

Interislander is New Zealand’s ferry service, linking the North and South islands with up to 12 crossings a day. Find time to relax and enjoy a glass of locally produced wine and some freshly prepared food. There’s always the opportunity to upgrade to our Premium Plus Lounge for something a little special. Enjoy the freedom to go where you want, and bring whatever you want. If your vehicle can carry it, we can too!

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

16 Jun - Nov 17

Dec 17 - Mar 18

Apr - Sep 18

$72 $42 $40 $193 $205 $250 $295 $340 $385

$78 $42 $44 $212 $247 $293 $339 $385 $432

$73 $43 $44 $197 $205 $250 $295 $340 $385

Most Common Ferry Departure Times (Aug 17 - Jun 18) Depart Wellington

Arrive Picton

Depart Picton

Arrive Wellington

9.00am

12.30pm

9.05am**

12.35pm

2.45pm

5.55pm

10.45am***

1.55pm

5.00pm

8.30pm

2.15pm

5.45pm

6.45pm

9.55pm

Please use this timetable as a guide only. Times are subject to change due to scheduled maintenance. ** Tue - Sat only *** Tue - Sun only

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TRAINS

SEE THE BEST OF NEW ZEALAND BY TRAIN

Discover the heart of New Zealand when you travel by train. There’s a spectacular range of scenery waiting for you – rugged coastlines, winding rivers, towering mountains, and untouched alpine landscapes. Watch it all roll by in purpose built scenic carriages with enormous panoramic windows, an onboard licensed café and open air viewing carriage. KiwiRail Scenic Journeys operate three unique train services across the North and South Islands; the Northern Explorer, Coastal Pacific and TranzAlpine. Each journey offers a unique way to experience New Zealand.

GREAT FEATURES ON-BOARD TO MAKE YOUR EXPERIENCE THE BEST • To make the most of the spectacular scenery we have air conditioned carriages featuring oversized windows combined with unique skylight roof windows for a truly panoramic view. • Relax in specially designed seating configured either in pairs around tables, or as recliners that can be rotated to face whichever direction the train is travelling. • Below the floor advanced smooth glide air suspension means a smooth and quiet ride. • Although the carriage windows are made of non-tinted, non-reflective glass – ideal for taking photos through – there is also an outside viewing car where nothing gets between you and a great photo, every time. • Keep track of the journey with an automated at seat journey commentary via headphones, plus route information displayed on the overhead HD video screens. • When it’s time for something to eat or drink, the café car is the place to sample unique and tasty local cuisine, washed down with renowned New Zealand wines or boutique beers.

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

Auckland

Hamilton

Tongariro National Park

Palmerston North

Picton

Greymouth

Kaikoura

Arthur’s Pass Christchurch

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Wellington


THROUGH THE HEART OF THE NORTH ISLAND The North Island service – Auckland to Wellington or vice versa. The historic main trunk line takes you through the North Island’s heartland - lush green farmland, native forests, stunning river gorges and across New Zealand’s volcanic plateau. Highlights include: • The World famous Raurimu Spiral, a feat of railway engineering designed in 1898 enabling the train to climb 221 metres in less than 6 kilometres. • Lush green King Country landscapes - hills fit for Hobbits. • World Heritage Views – see Mount Ruapehu, one of three active volcanoes in the World heritage Tongariro National Park. • Follow the dramatic Rangitikei Gorge with the help of huge viaducts.

• Hug the picturesque Kapiti coastline as you head to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital. Operates a 6 day timetable. Departs Auckland on Monday, Thursday & Saturday. Departs Auckland 7:45 am, arrives Wellington 6:25pm. Departs Wellington on Tuesday, Friday & Sunday. Departs Wellington 7:55am, arrives Auckland 6:50pm. Stops at Auckland, Hamilton, National Park, Ohakune, Palmerston North & Wellington

TranzAlpine – Christchurch to Greymouth or vice versa.

Adult Child (2-17yrs)

Jul Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

$188 $132

$222 $155

$192 $135

THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME THROUGH THE SPECTACULAR SOUTHERN ALPS TranzAlpine – Christchurch to Greymouth or vice versa.

Operates Daily (except Christmas Day) Depart Christchurch 8:15am, Arrive Greymouth 12:45pm. Depart Greymouth 1:45pm, Arrive Christchurch 6:05pm.

Rated as one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys, this 224km journey includes 16 tunnels and viaducts as it traverses the Southern Alps that form the backbone of the South Island. Highlights include: • The rolling farmlands of the Canterbury Plains. • Spectacular mountains and gorges of the great divide. • River valleys & lush beech rainforest of New Zealand’s West Coast. • The view from the open air viewing carriage, perfect for photo opportunities. • The onboard commentary that really brings the trip to life.

TranzAlpine – Christchurch to Greymouth or vice versa.

Adult Child (2-17yrs)

Jul Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

$198 $140

$234 $166

$202 $143

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

• The chance to see amazing wildlife such as dolphins, seals & penguins. • The tiny seaside town of Kaikoura renowned for its whale watching.

Highlights include: • Views of some of New Zealand’s finest wine growing regions. • The rich patchwork farming landscape of the Canterbury Plains. • The Surging Pacific Ocean. • The Picturesque Kaikoura Ranges.

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

The Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch or vice-versa. Due to the Earthquake damage The Coastal Pacific will be returning to full year round service mid-2018. Please check with your travel agent for further information.

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ACCOMMODATION

COLLECTIONS KIWI HOLIDAY PARKS Kiwi Holiday Parks offer a bed for every budget with over 40 quality holiday parks throughout New Zealand. All properties have a minimum 3 star Qualmark rating and include campgrounds as well as roofed accommodation suitable for couples and family value travel. Parks are located in towns, beachside and close to many National Parks and popular tourist attractions.

90 Mile Beach Paihia

Whitianga Thames Port Waikato

Tauranga

Otorohanga Opunake

Rotorua Taupo Turangi

Wanganui Golden Bay Murchison

Nelson

Napier

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Self Contained Cabin

$122 $110 $83 $56

$143 $110 $83 $56

$125 $110 $83 $56

Powered Site

Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park

+ A surcharge applies to some Kiwi 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.

Kaikoura Hanmer Springs Ashley Gorge Christchurch

Franz Josef

Jun Sep 17

Standard Cabin

Wellington

Westport Greymouth Hokitika

Per room

Ensuite Cabin

Levin

Picton

Port Waikato Holiday Park

Geraldine Wanaka

Kurow Moeraki

Te Anau

Dunedin Catlins Invercargill

Key to Pass Locations

Rainforest Holiday Park, Franz Josef Glacier

Opunake Beach Kiwi Holiday Park

Kiwi Holiday Parks

SELECT A B&B Select-a B&B hosted accommodation offers over 160 properties throughout New Zealand. A variety of options are available including Bed & Breakfast, Farmstay B&B, Farmstay self-contained, Countrystay B&B and Countrystay self-contained. On offer is also a selection of small luxury lodges and properties where the establishments are something very special. Whilst the properties are diverse in their characteristics and locations, the program has been developed with simplicity in mind. Properties appear in one of 8 pricing options from entry level Bronze to Platinum Plus and A la Carte. The A la Carte pricing is tailored to each individual property, as they simply cannot be compared to anything else. An example of accommodation on offer would be: B&B: Stay in a New Zealand home with New Zealand hosts. Accommodation ranges from the sumptuous purpose built B&B lodges through to everyday, modest Kiwi homes. Farmstay B&B: Experience staying on a real New Zealand farm. Take

the opportunity to see the backbone of New Zealand while enjoying all the benefits of Bed & Breakfast.

Countrystay B&B: A selection of Bed & Breakfast accommodation set on country properties. Some are working orchards or vineyards, others are large country garden establishments or small hobby farms. Countrystay self-contained: Similar to the Countrystay B&B option however staying in self-contained guest accommodation. Sometimes this is in detached cottages, other times in annexes or apartments attached to the main homestead however you have kitchen facilities and your own bathrooms. Small luxury lodges: Add something special to your New Zealand experience! Our selection of small luxury lodges offers the opportunity to pamper yourself by staying in some very special accommodation where you can expect the finest accommodation and hosting. These lodges specialise in Bed & Breakfast style accommodation, but at the very highest level.

Jeda Lodge, Tauranga

The Accommodation Grades: The accommodation in Select-a B&B is graded for your convenience. Bed & Breakfast type properties come in all shapes and sizes. Remember, they are your hosts’ own homes with all sorts of bedroom/bathroom configurations.

Per room Twin double

Bronze

Silver

Silver+

Gold

Gold+

Platinum

Platinum+

A’La Carte

Jun 17 - Sep 17

$164 $174

$182 $193

$214 $227

$240 $255

$267 $283

$294 $312

$358 $379

Prices on Request

Oct 17 - Sep 18

Rive Gauche B&B Lodge, Taupo

Farmstay self-contained: Similar to the Farmstay B&B option however staying in self-contained guest accommodation. Sometimes this is in farm cottages, other times in annexes or apartments attached to the main farm homestead however you have kitchen facilities & own bathrooms.

Talk to your travel consultant for further details.

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Studio & 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 not be available during special events.


GOLDEN CHAIN Golden Chain offers over 90 properties throughout New Zealand, mostly with kitchen facilities and a variety of accommodation styles. Studios, 1 and 2 bedroom units are ideal for couples, families and small groups.

Mangonui Paihia Kerikeri Whangarei

FAMILY BONUS: Children under 2 years FREE!

Sunset Motel, Fox Glacier

Waikanae Motueka Picton

Each individual Golden Chain property is owned or operated by your hosts ensuring you personal service, a high standard of facilities and a commitment to total guest satisfaction.

Westport Greymouth

Acacia Lodge Motel, Mangonui/Northland

Wherever you are travelling, you’ll find Golden Chain properties conveniently located so you can enjoy the cities, towns & resorts of New Zealand in comfort.

Fox Glacier

Oct 17 - Apr 18 May 18 - Sep 18 Jun 17 - Sep 17

Superior

Oct 17 - Apr 18 May 18 - Sep 18

Napier Palmerston North Wellington

Nelson

Christchurch

Twizel Omarama Arrowtown Cromwell Queenstown Oamaru Te Anau Alexandra Dunedin

Golden Chain’s 90+ properties carry New Zealand tourisms official mark of quality, a Qualmark rating. Standard properties are 3 to 3+ & Superior properties 4-4+. This assurance of quality confirms their facilities & services have been independently assessed as professional & trustworthy.

Jun 17 - Sep 17

Ohakune

Geraldine

The quality makes choosing easy

Standard

Rotorua Gisborne Taupo

Blenheim Lake Brunner Hokitika Kaikoura Franz Josef Hanmer Springs

Easy locations

Per room

Hamilton Waitomo New Plymouth Wanganui

The easy way to see New Zealand

Whitianga Waihi Tauranga

Auckland Thames

Invercargill

Studio 1 - 2 people

1 Bedroom 1 - 3 people

2 Bedroom 1 - 4 people

Extra Person

$145 $154 $156 $168 $178 $182

$173 $184 $188 $197 $208 $212

$210 $223 $226 $236 $250 $255

$26 $28 $28 $26 $28 $28

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

Standard Category Locations Superior Category Locations

Albatross Inn Napier

GO KIWI HOTEL COLLECTION Insist on seeing New Zealand the way that suits you best. Choose from Go Kiwi’s six accommodation levels.

Punakaiki Resort

Opononi

Over 115 places to stay in over 50 top tourist destinations

The Go Kiwi Hotel Collection is New Zealand’s largest and most flexible hotel program – with more accommodation options at more places to stay. Designed for the independent traveller, the Go Kiwi Hotel Collection provides the ideal level of comfort and service – there are six levels to choose from! Enjoy access to over 115 top New Zealand 3-5 star properties on over 50 top tourist destinations at a level you can afford. The Go Kiwi Hotel Collection can be purchased with a mixture of pre-booked and open-dated accommodation vouchers – so your holiday can combine real convenience with maximum flexibility.

Garden Court Suites, Queenstown

Insist on Go Kiwi Hotel Collection from your travel agent. See New Zealand the way that suits you best!

Great Hotels. Great Service. We are where you need us to be. 7 levels to choose from: Bronze: Good Standard regional hotels/motels or good value city locations.

Trailways Hotel, Nelson

Silver: Good quality accommodation with good facilities.

Doubtless Bay Bay of Islands Whangarei

North Island

Whitianga Auckland Whangamata Coromandel Tauranga Hamilton Rotorua Waitomo Gisborne Taupo New Plymouth Mt Ruapehu Ohakune Wanganui Napier

Palmerston North Martinbourough Masterton Nelson Wellington Picton Westport Blenheim Punakaiki St Arnaud Greymouth South Island Kaikoura Hokitika Hanmer Springs Franz Josef Fox Glacier Christchurch Methven Akaroa Lake Tekapo Haast Ashburton Twizel Timaru Omarama Queenstown Wanaka Cromwell Dunedin Te Anau

Gold: Superior hotels and resorts.

Invercargill

Gold Plus: Superior hotels and resorts with excellent services and facilities. Platinum: Excellent hotels located in cities and resort locations. Platinum Plus: Something special. Diamond: Offering location style and facilities including apartments.

Picton Beachcomber Inn, Picton

Per room Twin double

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Gold Plus

Platinum

Platinum Plus

Diamond

Jun 17 - Sep 17

$140 $160 $148

$157 $188 $167

$185 $219 $197

$209 $243 $222

$244 $287 $259

$310 $345 $329

$357 $397 $378

Oct 17 - Apr 18 May 18 - Sep 18

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.

Studio & 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 not be available during special events.

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

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

COACH TRAVEL

Valid till Sep 18

& AIRPORT TRANSFERS

InterCity provides New Zealand’s only national network of coaches. InterCity have been transporting kiwis and international visitors around New Zealand for more than 30 years. Today they operate New Zealand’s largest coach transportation network and offer daily departures to over 600 destinations, covering all parts of the country. Coaches are modern, spacious comfortable & air-conditioned. Great Sights is the premium brand, utilising 5 star coaches with reclining seats, on board restroom facilities and individual reading lamps. Drivers also provide a full and informative commentary.

Duration Approx.

Duration Approx.

Christchurch to Dunedin

6 hours

Christchurch to Mt Cook

5 hrs 20 mins

Christchurch to Picton

5 hrs 20 mins

Christchurch to Kaikoura

2 hrs 40 mins

Christchurch to Lake Tekapo

3 hours

$67 $195 $73 $42 $65

Christchurch to Wanaka (via Mt Cook)

8 hours

$301

Christchurch to Te Anau

10 hrs 30 mins

$105

Christchurch to Queenstown (via Mt Cook)

9 hrs 20 mins

$275

Auckland to Wellington

10 hours

Picton to Kaikoura

2 hrs 15 mins

6 hrs 45 mins

Picton to Nelson

2 hrs 10 mins

$46 $47 $109 $77 $85 $60 $64 $60 $153 $113 $146 $139 $44 $79

Auckland to Whakatane Hamilton to Rotorua

1 hr 30 mins

Nelson to Greymouth

6 hours

Greymouth to Franz Josef

3 hrs 40 mins

Greymouth to Fox Glacier

4 hours

Dunedin to Queenstown

4 hrs 15 mins

Dunedin to Te Anau

4 hrs 30 mins

Dunedin to Invercargill

3 hrs 15 mins

Franz Josef to Queenstown

8 hrs 30 mins

Franz Josef to Wanaka

7 hours

Fox Glacier to Queenstown

8 hrs 15 mins

Queenstown to Mt Cook

4 hours

Queenstown to Wanaka

1 hour 30 mins

Queenstown to Te Anau

2 hrs 10 mins

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North Island Destinations

South Island Destinations

COACH TRAVEL & AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Auckland to Paihia

4 hours 30 mins

Auckland to Hamilton

2 hours

Auckland to Waitomo Caves

4 hours

Auckland to Rotorua

4 hours

Auckland to Taupo

4 hrs 40 mins

Auckland to Thames

1 hr 40 mins

Auckland to New Plymouth

6 hrs 20 mins

Auckland to Napier

7 hrs 10 mins

National Park to Auckland

6 hours

National Park to Wellington

5 hrs 45 mins

Rotorua to Napier

3 hrs 30 mins

Rotorua to Taupo

1 hour 30 mins

Rotorua to Waitomo Caves

2 hours 30 mins

Wellington to Rotorua

7 hrs 15 mins

Wellington to Taupo

6 hours

Wellington to Napier

5 hours

Wellington to New Plymouth

6 hours 30 mins

Per Adult

$71 $39 $102 $79 $77 $36 $99 $119 $134 $80 $58 $81 $81 $81 $43 $70 $146 $130 $89 $89

Children 2-12 yrs – 67% of adult fares. One infant per adult, under 2 years, free of charge not occupying a seat. Valid till Sep 18.

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Shuttle Transfer Per Person

Custom Transfers Incl. Meet & Greet 1 - 2 people

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

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

$168 $117 $117 $122 $117

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

AUCKLAND Sailing on the Waitemata Harbour. Photo Credit: Todd Eyre

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

AUCKLAND TO:

26 Aug - 3 Sep 2017 – New Zealand Fashion Week 29 Oct 2017 – Auckland Marathon 16-19 Nov 2017 – Taste Auckland 3-5 Nov 2017 – New Zealand Supersprints Jan 2018 – ASB Classic Tennis Tourn. Feb 2008 – NRL Auckland Nines Mar 2018 – Pasifika Festival

» Dozens of beautiful beaches ranging from the wild black-sand beach of Muriwai to the golden-sand beaches around Takapuna. » Auckland Harbour – stroll around Viaduct Basin with its cafés, bars and restaurants or take to the water on a harbour cruise or thrilling racing yacht. » Explore the easily accessible off shore islands of Rangitoto, TiriTiri Matangi, Kawau or Waiheke. » Auckland Botanic Gardens, Parnell Rose Gardens and Eden Gardens. » Panoramic views along Tamaki Drive, home to some of Auckland’s most prestigious houses. » 100’s of walking trails through native forest in the Waitakere Ranges. » Tour some of the region's 80 wineries.

Paihia 240 kms, 3 hrs 30 mins Thames 115 kms, 1 hr 45 mins Rotorua 235 kms, 3 hrs 20 mins Waitomo 200 kms, 3 hrs Lake Taupo 280 kms, 4 hrs Napier 423 kms, 6 hrs Wanganui 454kms, 6 hrs 30 mins Gisborne 499 kms, 6 hrs 10 mins

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Wellington 660 kms, 9 hrs 30 mins Auckland City to Airport 21 kms

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18 Airpark Drive 1.8km from airport, close to Villa Maria Winery. Stylish hotel features indoor heated swimming pool, gym, elegant restaurant and bar, 24-hour airport transfers and complimentary parking. Rooms feature complimentary standard Wi-Fi, complimentary tea & coffee, Sky TV, broadband internet, iron/ ironing board, safe and hairdryer.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Superior

$190 $215 $38

$232 $257 $38

$200 $225 $38

Executive BONUS: Children stay FREE with 2 adults*

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City Lodge

AUCKLAND CITY

Flashpackers

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sept 18

Standard Double

$104 $125 $147

$121 $136 $179

$111 $132 $158

Superior Queen Quad Room

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AUCKLAND CITY

Hotel / Self Cont

157 Hobson Street. 5 mins walk to Sky Tower, Casino, Aotea Square & Civil Theatre, 8 mins to Queen Street shopping. 10 Mins to the waterfront & easy access to motorways. 24 hr reception, room service, guest laundry, complimentary offsite gym & pool, restaurant & cafe. Air conditioned rooms. Car parking (paid direct).

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Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Sep 18

Standard Queen/King

$155 $190 $215 $332

$175 $215 $243 $374

Superior Twin BONUS: FREE 24 hour airport transfers & FREE WiFi in rooms & hotel.

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Deluxe King/Twin Family Suite

Best Western President Hotel

Hotel

27-35 Victoria Street West. ABSOLUTE CITY CENTRE. 50m to Queen Street and 100m to Sky Tower. Kitchenettes in all rooms, full kitchen and laundry in 2 bedroom apartment. Limited secure car parking (paid direct). Rooms air conditioned, restaurant, toaster station, gym, guest laundry, satellite TV, UFB (ultra fast broadband) Wireless Internet.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Twin/Double

$164 $185 $227 $248

$195 $216 $258 $279

$211 $241 $280 $311

1 Bedroom 2 Bdrm Family (1-4) BONUS: Children under 12yrs stay FREE!*

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2 Bdrm Apt (1-4)

Adina Apartment Hotel

Hotel / Self Cont

Located in the heart of the bustling Quay Park precinct, only 200 meters from Vector Arena’s world class concerts and events. 140 spacious studios, one and two bedroom apartments with kitchen facilities, laundries and comfortable lounge areas, the perfect place to entertain or simply relax. The hotel offers an on-site gym, Café and Bar, undercover parking and Free WIFI (conditions apply).

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Standard Room

$130 $144 $266 $44

$144 $159 $302 $44

$144 $159 $324 $44

Studio Room

$219 $247 $265 $63

$269 $297 $315 $63

$241 $271 $292 $69

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Per Room From

Per Room From

Studio with Kitchen BONUS: Children under 12yrs stay FREE!*

Hotel

63 Westney Rd, 4km from airport, 20min from CBD. 222 Modern rooms, award winning restaurant, lounge bar, 24hr courtesy airport transfers, free car parking and 14 days free car storage. Rooms feature air cond, tea/coffee, minibar, fridge, Sky TV, safe, iron & original artworks. Pool, gym, gift shop, conference rooms all with exceptional service.

With a 5-star Qualmark Backpacker rating, City Lodge is outstanding for convenience, quality, and value-formoney accommodation in Auckland. Located in a quiet tree-lined street, just 5 minutes walk to central Auckland. Every room has a private ensuite, fridge, TV and tea/coffee making facilities for the comfort and convenience of our guests. City Lodge is well appointed and offers a clean and safe environment for guests, 24-hour reception, Security door system and CCTV.

Per Room From

Jet Park Airport Hotel

Extra Person

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Premium Studio Room 1 Bedroom Apartment Extra person

*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events.


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Hotel Grand Chancellor

Hotel / Self Cont

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1 Hobson Street. Overlooking the stunning Viaduct Harbour. Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City is perfectly positioned within a short walk of the CBD, SkyTower, Britomart, Ferry & Cruise Terminal. The apartment style hotel is complimented by studios, suites, 1 bedroom apartments. Facilities also include 20m lap pool, spa, gym, sauna and secure car parking. Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Per Room From

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Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Studio

$165 $185 $40

$231 $204 $40

$191 $218 $53

Studio Room

$213 $263 $538

$275 $319 $600

$219 $275 $563

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Rydges Hotel

Hotel

Club Room Park Suite

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Cnr Federal and Kingston Sts. The CBD, Casino & thriving nightlife of the Viaduct are just a short walk away. A hidden oasis with modernized rooms. All rooms have air con, Free Wifi, Sky TV, tea & coffee facilities & mini bar. 24 hour reception & room service. Grab a bite to eat at The Cut on Federal or a coffee from Barist’a on the Corner.

VALUE ADD: stay 3 consecutive nights or more and receive complimentary buffet breakfast in the restaurant

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AUCKLAND CITY

Hotel

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Superior Room

$219 $245 $325

$278 $332 $465

$241 $270 $358

One Bedroom

$388 $538 $600

$425 $563 $638

$388 $538 $600

Deluxe City View Room Premium Harbour View King

Heritage Auckland

Hotel / Self Cont

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Twin/Double

$249 $312 $57

$325 $388 $57

$249 $312 $69

1 Bdrm Deluxe (1-2)

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Swiss Belsuites Victoria Park

A premier all-suite property in Auckland’s business district, Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park offers a selection of 1, 2 or 3-bedroom suites. Floor to ceiling windows create stunning vistas, drawing in an abundance of natural light, opening onto oversized balconies. Intelligent interior spaces with fully equipped kitchens, individual laundry facilities and modern European style furnishing provide a luxurious ambience. Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park offers sophisticated urban living for the discerning business, leisure and long stay guests.

Two Bedroom Three Bedroom

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35 Hobson Street. An iconic landmark hotel that is centrally located a short stroll to the waterfront, Queen Street, casino and Sky Tower. Our 221 rooms have air conditioning, wifi connection and suites come with fully equipped kitchens. The Hotel facilities consist of conference rooms, rooftop pool & indoor lap pool, 2 gyms, spa pool, sauna, restaurant/bar, beauty shop and 24 hour room service. Valet parking –charges apply.

BONUS: Children under 14yrs stay FREE!*

Hotel

Ramada Auckland Federal St is a newly open apartment style property in the Auckland CBD. These tidy apartments have everything you need to make your stay in Auckland a memorable one. Includes kitchen facilities, washing machine / dryer, and unlimited free fibre WiFi. Car parking is available on request – charges apply.

Per Room From

1 Bedroom Suite

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SKYCITY Hotel

Hotel

Corner of Federal and Victoria Streets. SKYCITY Hotel is the perfect base for exceptional experiences. Located in the heart of the city and with over 20 bars and restaurants and the iconic 328 Metre Sky Tower, there is plenty to do. Plus enjoy free WiFi* *Subject to network availability. Acceptable usage policy applies.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Premium Room

$237 $407 $44

$324 $499 $44

$253 $365 $44

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CityLife Auckland

Hotel / Self Cont

171 Queen Street, Superb central location near the commercial shopping, entertainment areas & waterfront. 157 standard rooms, one, two, three bedroom suites and penthouse suites. Suites feature separate living/dining, laundry, fully equipped kitchen, Restaurant/ bar, indoor heated lap pool, gym, conference rooms. Air Con, 24hr room service, valet parking (charges apply). Complimentary WiFi (1GB per day).

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Twin/Double

$256 $322 $599 $902

$336 $402 $757 $1,086

$256 $322 $599 $902

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3 Bdrm (1-6)

SKYCITY Grand Hotel

Hotel

90 Federal Street. The elegant and luxurious SKYCITY Grand Hotel offers a truly five-star experience with some of the city’s best attractions and award-winning eateries on their doorstep. Plus enjoy state of the art facilities and free WiFi* *Subject to network availability. Acceptable usage policy applies.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

City View

$319 $357 $532 $582

$400 $438 $600 $650

$319 $363 $532 $569

Harbour View Luxury Suite Self Cont. Suite

Evening view of Auckland and North Shore from North Head. Photo Credit: Chris McLennan

*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events.

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Stamford Plaza Auckland

AUCKLAND CITY

Hotel

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Situated in the heart of Auckland’s CBD, the Stamford Plaza Auckland is a mere minute’s walk from the city’s lively harbour & entertainment precincts. 286 rooms & suites include free Wifi, bathrobes, slippers & air-con. The 4 restaurants offer unique dining experiences & the Recreation Centre features fantastic harbour views complete with gym, indoor heated pool, spa & sauna.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Superior Room

$238 $288 $550

$288 $338 $600

$262 $317 $605

Executive Room BONUS: Complimentary WiFi

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Executive Suite

Pullman Auckland

AUCKLAND CITY

Hotel

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Superior Room

$243 $292 $365

$224 $273 $347

$255 $350 $443

Residence Superior Room Residence 1 Bdrm Suite

BONUS: FREE Wifi.

Watermark Holiday Studios

WAIHEKE ISLAND

Self Contained

Per Room From Hilton Guest Room Deluxe Harbour View Dlx Harbour View Plus Bow Suite B&B

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2 night minimum over weekends.

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Apr Sep 18

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$363

$332

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Oct 17 Mar 18

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Hotel De Brett

Hotel

Hotel DeBrett's iconic building has been stylishly reinterpreted into a 25 room luxury boutique hotel. Every room is individually designed and complemented with eclectic furniture, New Zealand art and photography. Unwind in our eclectic & relaxing spaces – at the heart of the hotel sits DeBretts Kitchen and the famous Art Deco inspired Housebar. Cornerbar is a colourful street level bar with a touch of New Zealand retro. Located close to Britomart, Viaduct, the ferry terminal and central train station.

Per Room From Classic Room Superior Room Boutique Suite Loft Suite

WAIHEKE ISLAND

Jun 17 - Mar 18

Apr - Sep 18

$453 $518 $596 $734

$498 $570 $655 $807

Delamore Lodge

Boutique Lodge

Experience 5 star at the multi-award winning luxurious Delamore Lodge. Each of the 4 suites and the 2 bedroom apartments offer breathtaking views of the Hauraki Gulf. For the ultimate in relaxation enjoy the cavelike Jacuzzi, sauna or infinity swimming pool followed by a specially designed spa treatment in our exclusive suites. Food and wine is a key feature of the Delamore Lodge experience with the private chef designing dinners to suit. Delamore offers easy access to sensational beaches, fabulous restaurants and world-renowned vineyards all just 35 minutes by ferry from Auckland downtown or 15 minutes scenic helicopter flight from Auckland airport direct to Delamore’s own heli-pad.

17 Tawa Street, Little Oneroa. Just a scenic 35 min ferry ride from Central Auckland and a few minutes from Waiheke ferry terminal. Watermark Holiday Studios offer luxury and style in modern, well equipped, selfcontained accommodation with sea and bush views in a quiet, relaxing location, a short scenic stroll from beautiful beaches and Oneroa Village.

Per Room From

Hotel

Situated 300m out into the Waitemata Harbour and boasting unparalleled views, this boutique hotel is located in the heart of downtown Auckland within minutes to major attractions, dining and nightlife areas. This waterfront hotel has sundecks, private balconies and walls of windows for views of the harbour you won’t find anywhere else.

Cnr Waterloo Quadrant & Princes Street located in the heart of the city centre, close to popular attractions & well-known shopping & entertainment districts. Featuring 340 hotel rooms & residence apartments with city, park & harbour views, an exclusive Executive Lounge, Connectivity centre, luxury award winning health club, spa and extensive dining facilities.

Per Room From

Hilton Auckland

Per Room From INCLUDES: Pre-dinner drinks, canapés, gourmet breakfasts & transfers on arrival & departure.

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

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

$929 $1,575

$1,402 $1,861

$885 $1,477

Photo Credit: Todd Eyre

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*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events.


FULLERS AUCKLAND & 360 DISCOVERY CRUISES

SKYWALK & SKYJUMP SkyWalk and and SkyJump offer the ultimate 360 degree views of Auckland with a view over two oceans, volcanos, landmarks and a guide to tell you all about it. Standing on Auckland's most famous landmark the Auckland Sky Tower you will see all that Auckland has to offer. A free gift and free Sky Tower pass will be included.

Half Day Waiheke Island Wine Tour - This vineyard

tour combines world-class wine with the beautiful surroundings of Waiheke Island. On arrival to the island you’ll be greeted by your tour driver who will transport you to the picturesque Mudbrick Vineyard where you will enjoy premium wine tastings. Cable Bay Vineyards, the next vineyard en route, offers some of Waiheke's best views. Here you'll enjoy tastings of their beautiful wines and indulge in a platter of some mouth-watering snacks. Last stop, with further wine tastings is Te Motu vineyards where you will get to know our rich, complex Bordeauxstyle wines a little better. You can choose to use your complimentary All Day Bus pass to further explore the island.

Skywalk 360: A guided tour around the

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

Dare to Jump into Auckland: This is 'Base Jumping by wire' - thrill seekers simply step off at Level 53, then fall fast and smooth to land feet first.

Rangitoto Volcanic Explorer Tour - Hop aboard this

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

Look & Leap Combo – SkyWalk & SkyJump: Challenge yourself to complete BOTH thrilling SkyTower adventures – the SkyWalk and SkyJump! Walk the 1.2 metre-wide walkway around Auckland’s famous Sky Tower then… JUMP OFF the Sky Tower – base jump by wire… 192 metres straight down!

Operated by AJ Hacket Skywalk 360 Dare to Jump into Auckland Look & Leap Combo - SkyWalk & SkyJump

Adult

Child (10-15 yrs)

$145 $225 $290

$115 $175 -

Tiritiri Matangi Island Tour - Surrender your senses

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

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

Adult

Child (5-15 yrs)

$136 $64 $83

$32 $46

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

ADVENTURE CAPITAL BIKE TOURS Explore, Discover and learn about Auckland on our Fun, active informative bike tours. With many more tours available in Auckland and Wellington.

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

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

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

Waiheke Highlights - Join us on this super fly, zip, dine and cruise highlights tour. Experience the flight of a

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lifetime, take on the challenge of zip lining through New Zealand forest, taste and dine at one of the top vineyards of Waiheke, Stonyridge and relax on a cruise back to Auckland Harbour. Duration: Full day tour including transfers.

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

Auckland Waterfront Waiheke Easy Ride

2 people

3-5 people

$129 $385

$119 $320

Rangitoto Circuit Scenic Flight Gulf Island Scenic Flight Waiheke Highlights

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AUCKLAND BRIDGE CLIMB & BUNGY A unique Auckland adventure with exclusive access to the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Operates 8.30am - 5pm summer & 4pm - winter. Incl. free transfers from Maritime Museum at 9am, 11.30am & 2.30pm. Covered footwear must be worn. Climb suits & wet weather gear is provided for Bridge Climbers. Min. weight 35kg for either option.

Auckland Bridge Climb - Experience an unforgettable adventure that goes under, around, up and over the historic Auckland Harbour Bridge. Custom engineered walkways provide a safe, enjoyable and easy-going experience while listening to commentary from your tour guide, take in the mesmerising views and photo opportunities. Minimum age - 7yrs and 120cm, weight - 35kgs to 150kgs.

WAITOMO & HOBBITON EXPERIENCE

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

Today you will discover the real Middle-earth. This full day tour includes a fascinating two-hour guided tour around beautiful farmland that was transformed into The Shire. You will see Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and other structures from the movie. Also included is a guided tour of the world famous Waitomo Caves.

Both Auckland activities have free transport from the Maritime Museum, bookings are essential.

Departs: 7am & returns 7pm OR 8am & returns 5.30pm (Nov to Mar only – GS16HS).

Operated by AJ Hacket Auckland Bridge Climb (Child 7-14 yrs) Auckland Bridge Bungy (Child 10-14yrs)

Adult

Child

$125 $160

$85 $130

Operated by Great Sights Waitomo & Hobbiton Experience (GS16HS)

Adult

Child

$335

$167

AUCKLAND MAORI TOUR Auckland City and West Coast Tour with a Maori guide - Specialising in small group touring, experience

Auckland with a local Maori guide. You'll discover a landscape rich with Maori 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 Maori 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, non-alcoholic beverage and luxury transport. Awarded Qualmark Enviro Award Gold, Endorsed Visitor Activity, Endorsed Visitor Service & Global Tourism Award Winner.

Operated by Time Unlimited Tours Auckland City and West Coast Tour with a Maori guide

Adult

Child (4-11 yrs)

$258

$129

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 & Dine” experience, which also includes ferry tickets, a vineyard lunch, and a variety of winery visits and tastings!

AUCKLAND MUSEUM Haere Mai, Welcome. Auckland Museum is regarded as one of the finest museums in the southern hemisphere. Housed in one of the nation’s finest and favourite heritage buildings, the Museum’s three floors tell the story of New Zealand, from the great Polynesian voyages which first brought people to Aotearoa, to the diverse communities that make up Auckland today.

Tui Package – Maori Cultural Performance:

Experience the vibrancy of our cultural performance, from the memorising poi, to the world famous spine tingling haka. Take the chance to meet, talk and take photos with our friendly performers.

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Adult

Child (under 15yrs)

$25 $45

$10 $20

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Adult

Child (8-16 yrs)

$119 $269

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

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

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Special picnic box lunch.

Harbour Sailing Cruise – Departs daily at 3.15pm, returns 4.45pm. Morning departures available on request. Includes tea/coffee & muffin. Also 1pm during summer.

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

America’s Cup Sailing Experience – A unique opportunity for you to participate in sailing on these grand

prix racing machines. Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or simply sit back and enjoy the action as we sail down the beautiful Auckland Harbour. No previous experience necessary. Departs daily (usually afternoons), check times when booking. Duration 2 hours.

Operated by Explore Limited Harbour Sailing Cruise with Lunch Harbour Sailing Cruise Dinner Cruise America’s Cup Sailing Experience

Adult

Child (5-15 yrs)

$115 $99 $140 $180

$80 $60 $95 $125

Bush and Beach’s fully guided daily tours create unforgettable memories of unique, wild, untamed New Zealand. We have been perfecting our small group tours for 32 years.

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

Half Day Auckland City Revealed - Explore Auckland on a small group tour, designed to not only show the history, sights and sounds but also see how Aucklanders live and play. Tour includes a drive to the top 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.

SKY TOWER Visit the iconic Sky Tower and take in the spectacular 360 degree views from 328 metres 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 80 kilometres in every direction. Travel up the tower in glass fronted lifts to one of three viewing platforms, Sky Deck (220 metres), Main Observation Level (186 metres) or Sky Lounge café & bar (182 metres).

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. Caves and Kiwi (Full Day) – Join a small-group tour

The Sky Tower is also home to two restaurants, Orbit Revolving Restaurant that rotates once every hour and The Sugar Club, Peter Gordon’s new premium dining experience.

of the Ruakuri cave system (max 18 people, 90 minutes underground) followed by a guided walk through primeval rainforest with an eco-tour guide and buffet lunch at a local farm. Finish at the Otorohanga Kiwi House and watch Kiwi interact with the keeper. Departs 7.00am and return to Auckland approx. 6.30pm. Minimum 2 adults required.

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

Black Water Rafting and Kiwi (Full Day) – Leap over

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

Adult

Child

General Admission (Child: 6-14yrs)

$27

$12

Orbit Dinner (Child: 4-14yrs)

$94

$37

cascading waterfalls and glide along an underground river in the Ruakuri cave system on an inner tube whilst enjoying the glow worm show on the galleries above (time underground approx. 1 hour). Then re-join the above tour for a BBQ lunch and visit to a Kiwi House. Must be over 45 kg and over 12 years of age. Departs 7.00am and return to Auckland approx. 6.30pm. Minimum 2 adults required.

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

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Child

$295 $80 $155 $230 $305 $335

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

Fun Family Ride – 1 Hour Taste of Segway – 1.5 Hour Mt Victoria Scenic tour – 2 Hours North Head Historic Tour – 2.5 Hours

$60 $80 $120 $150

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

Operated by Explorer Bus

Adult

Child (4-16yrs)

Auckland Hop On Hop Off

$40

$20

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(2AD & up to 4CH)

$90

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TOURS FROM AUCKLAND VISIT NEW ZEALAND'S TOP DESTINATIONS WITH GRAY LINE Depart daily from Auckland. Travel with us to New Zealand's most popular destinations. Tours include hotel/motel transfers. Child age (3-12 yrs) / Infant (0-2 yrs) - Free.

WAITOMO AND ROTORUA DELUXE - FULL DAY THE AUCKLAND CITY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR Departs 9.45am daily. This award winning 2.5 hour sightseeing tour of Auckland includes the central business area, University, Auckland Harbour Bridge, Viaduct Harbour, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland Domain, exclusive residential area and the waterfront. Optional visits to the Sky Tower & Kelly Tarltons Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World are available at extra cost. Full tour commentary in English, multilingual headsets available in Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese.

Tour 01

Adult

Child (5-14 yrs)

$67

$33

Departs 07.30am, returns 8.15pm. Travel aboard our deluxe five star coach with large panoramic windows, comfortable reclining seats and air-conditioning. This tour includes morning tea, a boxed lunch and an evening snack. This full day luxury coach tour from Auckland is not to be missed. Your first stop is Waitomo Caves, marvel at the shimmering lights of thousands of tiny glow-worms during a magical subterranean experience. Travel further south to Rotorua and see their impressive geysers, bubbling mud pools, stirring Maori performances and a trip to a working New Zealand farm where you'll see through the eyes of a true New Zealand farmer. Return to Auckland in the evening. Full tour commentary in English. Multilingual headsets available in Mandarin, Spanish and Japanese. Note: passengers have a number of options available for an extra cost; overnight options are available or you can replace the working farm tour with one of the following - relaxing soak in the Polynesian Thermal Deluxe Spa, Gondola ride or a Zorb experience.

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

SPECTACULAR AUCKLAND - FULL DAY Departs 9.45am ends at the Sky Tower at 3.30pm approximately. The history and awe-inspiring sites of Auckland come together to make this a thoroughly fulfilling tour, including a splendid overview of New Zealand's largest and most vibrant city known as the 'City of Sails'. The day starts with a 2.5 hour luxury coach tour of Auckland city, followed by a Waitemata Harbour boat cruise and a visit to Sky Tower. Highlights range from the waterfront beaches along Tamaki Drive to the magnificent views of the Hauraki Gulf and the historical buildings of the central business district. Full tour commentary in English. Multilingual headsets available in Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese.

Tour 01TC

Adult

Child (5-14 yrs)

$144

$73

Tour 11C (with Cruise) Tour 11CL (with Cruise & Lunch)

Departs 07.00am, returns 7.00pm. travel aboard our deluxe five star coach with large panoramic windows, comfortable reclining seats & air-conditioning. This tour includes morning tea, a buffet lunch at the Shire and a drink at the Green Dragon Inn. Travel south to the real Lord of the Ring’s “Hobbiton” for a fully guided movie set tour and a delicious Hobbiton-Style themed lunch at the Shire Party Marquee. Next, travel to Ruakuri Caves, marvel at the shimmering lights of thousands of tiny glow-worms during a magical subterranean experience. Return to Auckland in the evening. Full tour commentary is provided in English. Adult

Child (5-14 yrs)

$354

$177

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$163 $163 $178 $168

Adult

Child (5-14 yrs)

$240 $242 $279 $298

$120 $121 $139 $149

WAITOMO, ROTORUA & TAUPO - TWO DAY TOUR

HOBBITON & RUAKURI CAVES - FULL DAY

AUCKLAND

$326 $326 $354 $335

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

Tour 11X (Exclud. Waitangi)

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Tour 11 (Russel Mini Tour)

Tour GL17HR

Adult

Departs 7:30am, Ends: 8:15pm on day 2. Your first stop is Waitomo Caves, marvel at the shimmering lights of thousands of tiny glow-worms during a magical subterranean experience. Travel further south to Rotorua and see impressive geysers, bubbling mud pools, stirring Maori performances and a trip to a working New Zealand farm where you'll see through the eyes of a true New Zealand farmer. You will stay in luxury accommodation and then travel by mini coach to Lake Taupo, New Zealand´s largest inland lake. On the way, see the Lady Knox Geyser and Huka Falls. Return transport to Auckland provided. Full tour commentary in English. Multilingual headsets available in Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese. Per Person (based on Twin Share)

Tour 08T

$616


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FACT FILE DRIVING DISTANCES: AUCKLAND TO: Paihia via East Coast 240 kms, 3 hrs 20 mins Paihia via West Coast 370 kms, 5 hrs 30 mins Whangarei 167 kms, 2 hrs 15 mins WHANGAREI TO: Paihia 66 kms, 1 hr

SPECIAL EVENTS: 13-16 July 2017 – Russell Birdman Festival 11-13 Aug 2017 – Bay of Islands Jazz & Blues Festival 20 Oct 2017 – Coastal Classic: Annual yacht race from Auckland to Russell Oct 2017 – ‘it’ Bay of Islands Food & Wine Festival

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS: » The hot springs of Waiwera and vineyards of Matakana & Warkworth. » 26m high Whangarei Falls, arguably New Zealand’s most photographed waterfall. » AH Reed Memorial Kauri park with its 500yr old Kauri trees and treetop boardwalk – Whangarei. » 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 & natural 90 Mile Beach, perfect for fishing and sand tobogganing.

North Cape Waitiki Landing

Awanui Kaitaia Ahipara

Matauri Bay

Bay of Islands

Whangaroa Kerikeri Ferry Rawene Opononi

Hokianga Harbour

Russell

Paihia

Opua

Kaikohe

Whananaki Matapouri

Hikurangi

Waipoua

Tutukaka

Kamo

Whangarei

Poor Knight Islands

Ngunguru Bay Tikipunga

Twin Coast

Beautiful, unspoiled and wonderfully rich in history and culture.

Piha

Auckland

Manukau Manakau Harbour

Cape Reinga Lighthouse Credit: Destination Northland

Clevedon Papakura Clarks Beach Pukekohe Waiuku

Ti Point

Te Ti Bay

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

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Omapere

Tauranga Bay

Mangonui

Herekino

» Taiamai Tours, transports you back through the passages of time while aboard a traditional Ngapuhi War Canoe. We cruise up the picturesque Waitangi River allowing you time to appreciate our living cultural landscapes during your voyage to the magical Haruru waterfalls.

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Coopers Beach

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Ninety Mile Beach

» Moody Cape Reinga where the Pacific Ocean meets the Tasman Sea.

Karikari Peninsula

Horotutu Scenic Reserve

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Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei

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Averill Court Motel

Per Room From Comfort Studio Superior Studio BONUS: FREE unlimited WiFi

Executive Studio

Jun 17 - Sep 18

$160 $175 $194

*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 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 stays during special events.

Per Room From

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Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Superior Studio

$162 $189 $227

$172 $200 $240

$175 $204 $245

1 Bedroom from 2 Bedroom (1-4)

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Self Cont.

62 Seaview Rd, central location in a quiet garden setting, just 5 mins walk from the town centre & 1 minute to a safe swimming beach. Just completed an extensive renovation, the property features a swimming pool, spa pool & BBQ area. Units are spacious and fully self contained with flat screen TV’s.

61 Hatea Drive, opposite the Hatea River and beneath the bush clad hills of Mt Parihaka, a few minutes walk from the CBD. 54 modern suites with flat screen TVs and SKY channels. Some with balconies. Facilities include on-site restaurant & bar, outdoor seasonal swimming pool, stunning garden courtyard, complimentary off-street parking and guest laundry.

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Sea Spray Suites

PAIHIA

Self Cont.

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Copthorne Hotel & Resorts Bay of Islands

PAIHIA

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

1 Bdrm Deluxe

$172 $244 $277 $343

$198 $270 $290 $369

$185 $257 $297 $362

Standard Standard Plus Harbourview Room Seaview Room

$125 $138 $150 $163

$182 $194 $200 $219

$130 $138 $150 $163

1 Bdrm Premium 2 Bdrm Deluxe (1-4) NOTE: 23 Dec - 12 Jan Surcharges apply.

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2 Bdrm Premium (1-4)

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

PAIHIA

Hotel

Discounts may be available, enquire for details.

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Admirals View Lodge

PAIHIA

Self Cont.

2 MacMurray Rd, just 250m from the waterfront, shopping cafes & restaurants in a tranquil, sunny elevated location. Units feature Sky TV, DVD, free internet & kitchenettes. First floor units have views across Paihia village to the sea. On site BBQ area, guest laundry & free use of bikes & tennis facilities. Spa bath units & breakfast service available.

Corner of Seaview and MacMurray Rds, Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands has a subtropical resort ambience, with islandinfluenced architecture, beautifully landscaped grounds and light airy rooms. Situated at the entrance to the seaside town of Paihia, it’s a pleasant stroll into town to access the main wharf, visitor activities, fine dining and shopping.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Standard

$144 $173 $204 $51

$207 $238 $256 $51

$150 $179 $212 $57

Superior Deluxe Extra Person

BONUS: Free Wifi

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Blue Pacific Quality Apartments

PAIHIA

Self Cont.

$138 $244 $50

$238 $364 $50

$139 $250 $50

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Edgewater Palms

PAIHIA

Self Cont.

8-10 Marsden Rd, prime waterfront location opposite the main beach with safe harbour swimming, surrounded by local restaurants, cafes & bars. Luxurious apartments with Sky TV & DVD player, fully appointed kitchens with dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, & fully covered balconies with sea views. Facilities incl. a gated swimming pool & spa with large surrounding deck & secure underground parking.

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Per Room from

Jun Oct 17

Nov 17 Apr18

May Sep 18

1 Bedroom

$230 $232 $258 $450

$253 $251 $309 $525

$230 $230 $258 $450

1 Bedroom Pool View

$208 $258 $269 $319

$302 $372 $385 $414

$225 $274 $274 $337

3 Bedroom (1-6)

Self Cont.

1 Bedroom Sea View 2 Bdrm Pool View (1-2) Surcharges applies 16 Dec - 15 Jan

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2 Bdrm Sea View (1-2)

Paihia Beach Resort & Spa

PAIHIA

Self Cont.

116 Marsden Rd, This ultra chic self contained accommodation with spa baths, individual balconies, and floor to ceiling windows overlook the bay. Award winning restaurant, heated salt water ‘sun’ heated swimming pool with pool with 5 outdoor Jacuzzis plus their award winning day spa ‘La Spa Naturale’ voted New Zealand Best Day Spa - the best place to indulge yourself.

Per Room from

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Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Per Room from

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

1 Bedroom Apt

$212 $249 $474

$224 $299 $549

$225 $263 $500

Poolside Studio

$324 $409 $493

$522 $592 $750

$345 $435 $525

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

Tanoa Russell Cottages

Self Cont.

1 Bedroom Superior NOTE: Includes full gourmet breakfast.

OMAPERE

We have 15 stand-alone, fully self-contained cottages, each with between one and four bedrooms. The cottages provide the perfect setting for all types of occasions – romantic getaways, weddings, honeymoons, reunions, family holidays or business conferences with a difference. The cottages are serviced daily and each has a separate lounge and dining area, private balconies, yard, gas log fire and multiple bathrooms. Common facilities include a heated swimming pool (seasonal), spa, BBQ facilities, on-site parking, a boat park and wireless internet throughout the complex.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Luxury 1 Bdrm Cottage

$200 $269 $332

$325 $450 $550

$200 $269 $332

Luxury 2 Bdrm Cottage Luxury 3 Bdrm Cottage

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Executive Studio Extra Person

98 Marsden Rd right on the waterfront & close to the wharf & shops, in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. These contemporary designed apartments offer a relaxed indoor/outdoor lifestyle & are the perfect choice for superior style in a central location. All upper level suites have spacious balconies, premium suites have sea views. One bedroom suites are on ground level with patios around the pool area.

RUSSELL

May Sep 18

Oct 17 Apr 18

The Waterfront Suites

NOTE: 25 Dec - 12 Jan Surcharges apply.

Nov 17 Apr18

Jun Sep 17

2 Bedroom + Spa (1-4)

PAIHIA

Jun Oct 17

Per Room from

2 Bedroom (1-4)

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Per Room From

2 Bedroom (1-4)

166 Marsden Road, Blue Pacific Apartments is the perfect place to stay, relax and enjoy all that the Bay of Islands has to offer. Take in the unrivalled and absolutely breath-taking ocean views from your very own balcony. All superbly appointed 1,2 or 3 bedroom apartments have ocean views with full kitchens, Sky TV, free wi-fi and BBQs. Ideal for couples or families, we are only a 10 minute walk along the beachfront to Paihia’s selection of shops, restaurants and tours.

NOTE: Minimum 2 nights stay. BONUS: Free Wifi.

Hotel

Situated within the Waitangi National Trust reserve, surrounded by bushwalks, scenic golf course & the beautiful harbour. Rooms include mini bar, fridge, tea and coffee facilities. Swimming Pool, spa, tennis, boat jetty, restaurant and bar, 24 hr room service, business centre, courtesy coach & complimentary parking.

138 Marsden Rd, Close to all the attractions of the Bay of Islands. This property features modern suites with kitchenette, TV, DVD, stereo system & outdoor furniture. On Site laundry & BBQ Area. Premium suites have commanding sea views.

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Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga

Hotel

State Highway 12, Omapare on the West Coast, just 3.5 hours north of Auckland and 1 hour from the Bay of Islands. Nestled amongst 2 hectares of manicured gardens, right on the water’s edge of the Hokianga Harbour with stunning views to huge sand dunes across the bay. On site restaurant & bar with large deck to enjoy the vista. Swimming pool & guest laundry.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Standard Garden

$140 $173 $193 -

$207 $238 $255 $450

$140 $173 $212 $400

Beachfront Room Two Bedroom Premium Villa (located at The Heads)

*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events.


FULLERS GREAT SIGHTS BAY OF ISLANDS Full Day – Cape Reinga Wanderer via 90 Mile Beach Highlights include the drive along mighty Ninety Mile Beach including negotiation of the Te Paki quicksand stream. At Cape Reinga wander out to the Lighthouse for spectacular views and hear the story of this deeply spiritual place. Numerous stops are made throughout the day including a 20 minute easy boardwalk through the mighty Kauri trees and native bush at Puketi Kauri Forest. Departs: Paihia 7.15am & Kerikeri 7.45am returns 6.15pm daily. Includes accommodation transfers & lunch.

Discover Kerikeri Take a relaxed tour of Kerikeri, a small town rich in history. See how the early settlers lived and learn about the building’s many lives as a trading post, library, barracks, school and general store. Visit Ake Ake vineyard, a family-run boutique operation set just outside Kerikeri and sample their organically-grown wines, which include Chambourcin, Pinot Gris, Syrah, Chardonnay, Tempranillo and Sauvignon Blanc. Your tour of Kerikeri concludes with a visit to the Makana Chocolate Factory where you can watch delicious chocolates, truffles, caramels and toffees being made by hand. Taste samples of their wares, all made from high-quality ingredients in small batches, and of course shop for gifts – or just indulge yourself! Departs: Paihia at 1.15pm Returns at 4.15pm.

The Cream Trip – Day in the Bay Designed for nature lovers & those wanting to see all the highlights of the Bay in one day. The Cream Trip is the most extensive historical cruise offered in the Bay of Islands & is the perfect way to see all of the magnificent Bay of Islands in one day, on board a modern cruising catamaran. Follow the original Cream Trip route as they make deliveries, see dolphins in their natural environment and if conditions are suitable, try swimming alongside these inquisitive creatures - a once in a lifetime experience. Take in the amazing ‘Hole in the Rock’ & still have plenty of time on a secluded island for a scenic walk, swim or just to relax. Departs: Daily Oct - April. From Paihia at 9.30am, returns 4.15pm. (From Russell departures 10 mins later)

R Tucker Tall Ships Experience a day on the water on the R. Tucker Thompson, a traditional gaff-rigged schooner with her own unique history which is operated by a charity with profits supporting youth development voyages. Be as active as you like – take the helm, help set the sails, ride the bowsprit and climb the rigging – or simply relax while the crew command this impressive ship as it sails around the Bay of Islands. Late Afternoon Sail - Includes Platter & Wine. Departs 4.00pm Returns 5.45pm Full Day Sail - Includes Lunch. Departs 10.00am Returns 4.00pm

Half Day - Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock Cruise through the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands on Dolphin Seeker, our purpose built dolphin & whale watching catamaran. Enjoy the large outdoor viewing decks as we cruise past the islands of the Bay keeping a look out for common & bottlenose dolphins, whales & other marine life. Enjoy the views as you cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock – hold your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space & admire the rock walls which soar above you. Take time to relax on the beautiful sandy beach during an island stopover at the historic Urapukapuka Island reserve. Lifetime Dolphin viewing Guarantee: In the unlikely event we are unsuccessful in viewing dolphins or whales on your trip, we will offer you a ‘go again for free’ voucher for another Dolphin Cruise to Hole in the Rock. Subject to availability. Departs: Paihia twice daily, 9am returning 1pm & 1.30pm returning 5.30pm. (Russell departures 10 mins later). Note: May-Aug the 1.30pm trip returns 4.30pm as there is no island stopover.

Dolphin Eco Experience Dolphins are some of the earth's most fascinating creatures & we are blessed with their presence all year round. The Bay of Islands has the warmest waters in New Zealand, perfect for swimming with dolphins. This tour includes FREE SWIM with Dolphins! Delight in watching dolphins as they interact with us. Our staff have years of experience finding dolphins in the bay & have an intimate knowledge of their behaviour. Our smaller purpose built vessel allows for closer interaction as you see & hear dolphins & whales from our low viewing deck. This cruise is limited to 35 passengers to allow for an intimate experience for everyone. We often see Bottlenose & Common Dolphins, Baleen Whales, Orca, Seals, Fish, Penguins & other Sea & Bird Life. Lifetime Dolphin Viewing Guarantee/ Swim Free: In the unlikely event we are unsuccessful in viewing dolphins or whales on your trip we will offer you a ‘go again for free’ voucher for another Dolphin Eco Experience (subject to availability). Swimming with Dolphins in the wild is subject to the Department of Conservations’ rules & regulations & the skipper’s discretion. Departs daily Oct-Apr at 8am & 12.30pm (from Russell 10 mins later), duration 4 hrs.

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

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Child (5-14yrs)

$101 $143 $57 $121 $110 $65 $149

$51 $72 $29 $61 $55 $33 $73

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BAY OF ISLANDS SCENIC FLIGHTS

CRUISING THE POOR KNIGHT ISLANDS

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.

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

of Paihia), “The Perfect Day” delivers just that on a 23 metre multideck luxurious cruise out the famous Poor Knights Islands. Guests can relax in air-conditioned comfort, sunbathe or go kayaking, snorkelling, stand up paddleboarding or even diving for the first time under expert supervision. Enter the World’s largest Sea Cave, cruise through arches, see whales, dolphins, seals & rare bird life, learn about the natural and Maori 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 & snorkel gear.

Helicopter Hole in the Rock Flight - Experience the wonderful view 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. Heli Cruise Island Escape - Depart Paihia boarding our Sea Shuttle vessel which cruises you to the island of choice to enjoy Hiking, snorkelling or just relaxing on the beach. At a prearranged time we pick up again on the Sea Shuttle boat transferring you to our floating heli pad amongst the islands. You will depart from there on the stunning scenic helicopter flight to the Hole in the Rock and over the Bay of Islands before landing back in Paihia.

Note: Alternate diving options available, enquire for details.

Operated by Dive Tutukaka The ‘Perfect Day”

Adult

Child (2-15yrs)

$189

$95

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

FOOTPRINTS WAIPOUA

Per Person

$250 $399 $434 $319 $425

Helicopter Hole in the Rock Flight (Flight time: 20mins)

Join us at Footprints Waipoua for an intimate encounter to learn how the trees are inter-twined with the lives of local Maori and the important role they play in the eco-system of the Waipoua Forest. Experience a journey of ancient times set in the realms of our ancestors. Meet our ancestors the mighty Te Matua Ngahere (‘The Father of the Forest’) estimated to be between 2,500 and 3,000 years old, his mighty girth of 16 metres in diameter. ‘The Four Sisters’ a graceful collection of Kauri trees that have grown close together in sibling harmony and finally, Tane Mahuta (‘The Lord of the Forest’) who stands an impressive 51 metres (150ft) tall. We invite you to share in a culture that is rich in Wairua (spiritual awareness) History (practices & beliefs) Whakapapa (geneology) and Waiata (songs).

Operated by Footprints Waipoua

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

Twilight Encounter (4 hours)

$75

$33

Daylight Encounter (3.5 hours)

$89

$33

Helicopter Hole in the Rock Flight + Landing (Flight time: 30mins) Helicopter Hole in the Rock Flight + Landing (Flight time: 45mins) Heli Cruise Island Escape Half Day Cape Reinga Aeroplane Fly/Drive Tour

WAITANGI TREATY HOUSE The Waitangi Treaty Grounds is an award winning cultural heritage attraction and New Zealand’s most important historic site. The Treaty Grounds features Te Kāngahu Museum of Waitangi, the Treaty House, the carved Meeting House and the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe. Visitors purchase a Day Pass that allows them to experience all the Waitangi Treaty Grounds has to offer by day. Hāngi & Concert evenings are scheduled from 1 December to 30 March. The Day Pass includes entry to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Te Kāngahu Museum of Waitangi, a guided tour (50 minutes) and a cultural performance (30 minutes).

Day Pass Day Pass + Hangi & Concert

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

$43

FREE

$104

$47

COASTAL KAYAKS Haruru Falls One Way Tour - A beautiful paddle either to or from the unique horseshoe-shaped Haruru waterfall, the direction is determined by the tidal flow. This tour has two options for the other direction either get transported via minivan or have the option to walk the astounding Haruru Falls Walking Track (unguided), this track is 5kms long and takes 1.5-2hrs. This tour takes 1.5 hours or 3-3.5hrs if the unguided walk is included. Departs Daily – 9am, 12pm & 3pm Haruru Falls Half Day Tour - Paddle up the sheltered waters of the Waitangi inlet, through the fascinating mangrove forest and up to the unique horseshoe-shaped Haruru waterfall. We then stop and enjoy refreshments with a view of the waterfall and a chance for a refreshing swim before returning. Departs Daily – 10am & 2pm.

DINNER CRUISE

Bay of Islands Half Day Tour - Explore the coastal waters of the stunning Bay of Islands. Paddle past idyllic,

uninhabited islands, through crystal clear waters and see clusters of New Zealand’s favourite seafood. There may also be a chance of paddling through an enchanted mangrove forest before stopping at a beautiful secluded beach for light refreshments and the chance for a swim or even a snorkel. Departs Daily - 10 am All tours are suitable for beginners through to experienced paddlers and include local pick-up/drop-off service, tour photos, local history and Maori legends, light refreshments (half day tours only), sunscreen and use of dry bags, water pistols and snorkelling gear (Bay of Island Half Day Only).

Haruru Falls One Way Tour Haruru Falls Half Day Tour Bay of Islands Half Day Tour

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Adult

Child (5-14yrs)

$69 $89 $89

$49 $69 $69

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

Operated by Adventure HQ

Adult

Child (5-13yrs)

Darryl’s Dinner Cruise

$98

$35

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COROMANDEL UNIQUE AND UNSPOILED The Coromandel has long been a favourite holiday destination for ‘kiwis’ but it is only in recent times that the international visitors have realised the sheer beauty of this hidden gem. The very scenic 400 km coastline encompasses a rugged mountainous interior cloaked in sub tropical rainforest and is home to a thriving arts community. Cathedral Cove, Coromandel Town. Photo Credit: Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

AUCKLAND TO: Thames 110 kms, 1 hr 30 mins

16 Sep 2017 Whitianga Scallop Festival

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

28 Oct 2017 K2 Cycle Race

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

THAMES TO: Rotorua 164 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins Whitianga (via Coromandel) 105 kms, 1 hr 30 mins WHITIANGA TO: Whangamata 81 kms, 1 hr 20 mins

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Napier 418 kms, 5 hrs 20 mins Wellington 651 kms, 8 hrs 20 mins

21-25 Mar 2018 Beach Hop, Whangamata

» Take a beach walk to Cathedral Cove, a stunning natural amphitheatre. » Numerous idyllic beaches including Kuaotunu, Otama, Opito Bay & 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 & learn about the regions gold mining history at Thames. » Nov-Jan the brilliant red flowers of the Pohutukawa tree (New Zealand Christmas bush) dominates the coastline.

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Anchor Lodge Motel

COROMANDEL TOWN

Self Cont.

448 Wharf Road, 400 metres from the town centre. 25 modern self-contained units with full kitchens & French doors opening onto private balconies with stunning bush and harbour views. Sky TV, wireless Internet access, Free DVD library. Guest laundry. On site heated swimming pool & spa, complimentary mountain bike use.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Studio

$168 $200 $288 $25

$195 $220 $330 $25

$168 $200 $320 $25

Spa Suite 2 Bedroom (1-4)

Coromandel Town

Extra person

Whitianga

Oceans Resort Whitianga

WHITIANGA

TAIRUA

Pauanui

Thames

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

1 Bedroom Apt**

$169 $237 $34

$220 $254 $34

$175 $242 $34

2 Bedroom Apt (1-3)** ** 1 Bdrm serviced daily, 2 bdrms weekly

WHITIANGA

Whangamata

Extra Person

Marina Park Apartments Whitianga

Per Room From

Jun Dec 17

Jan Apr 18

May Sep 18

1 Bedroom

$232 $313 $488

$274 $455 $630

$245 $344 $525

2 Bedroom Apt (1-4) Min Stays + surcharges applies Jan-Mar

Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge

Self Cont.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

1 Bedroom (1-2)

$150 $232 $38

$194 $300 $38

$163 $244 $44

Extra Person

Marine Reserved

WHANGAMATA

Self Cont.

Minimum Night Stays apply during Peak Periods.

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Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

1 Bedroom (1-2)

$222 $292 $394

$239 $309 $420

$210 $280 $350

2 Bedroom (1-4) 3 Bedroom (1-6)

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Hotel

Mount Avenue, Pauanui Beach within 2 hours drive from Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga. This secluded hillside hideaway offers 42 chalets, all situated in 25 acres of native bush. Miha Restaurant is renowned for its views and cuisine. Facilities include Swimming Pool, Tennis, Bikes and Sauna.

2 Night Minimum Stay 18 Dec – 7 Feb

WAIHI BEACH

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Tree Hut Chalet B&B

$279 $308

$448 $477

$283 $320

Bush Chalet B&B

Waihi Beach Boutique B&B Lodge

Hosted

170 Seaforth Rd, 2 minute stroll away from one of New Zealand’s safest surf beaches. Relax and experience the many sea views available from the Lodge or enjoy a walk on the 9 kms of beach. Quality furnishings throughout incl. in-room TV, DVD and bathrobes. The self-contained apartment has its own cooking facilities, making it ideal for longer staying guests.

412 Ocean Rd. Located alongside beautiful Williamson Park & 120 metres from the golden sands of Whanagmata Beach, 800 metres to town centre. These 18 terraced apartments feature private courtyards and balconies with BBQs and individual internal garaging. High quality furnishings throughout. Ideal for families and long-stay guests.

Per Room From

3 Bedroom Apt (1-4)

Grand Mercure Puka Park

PAUANUI

174 Vista Paku, Pauanui. 2 Hours east of Auckland on the Pacific coast. One & Two bedroom suites offering cooking facitilies, separate bedrooms and spacious living areas. Guest facilities include, tennis court, swimming pool, BBQ’s, Free Wifi, Golf Clubs, Bicycles & Guest Laundry. Easy walk to Ocean Beach and shopping centre. 45 minute drive to Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove.

2 Bedroom (1-4)

Self Cont.

84 Albert Street, conveniently located 200 metres from the local shops & restaurants. All apartments are fully self contained with spacious open plan living, private balcony. A select number of 2 bedroom apartments have a marina view. Wifi is available (charges apply). Other features include a gym & a heated swimming pool & spa.

Waihi Beach

PAUANUI

Self Cont.

18 Eyre Street, reception 50m down the drive. Close to beautiful Buffalo Beach, the Lost Spring Thermal Pools & a short stroll to the town centre & picturesque marina. Featuring contemporarystyle, spacious, fully self contained units with Sky TV & balconies with outdoor furniture. Many apartments have water views. Heated swimming pool, tennis court, playground & private walkway to beach. Breakfast service available.

Per Room From Minimum stay 2 nights 01 Dec 17 – 31 Mar 18

Double B&B Studio Apt B&B

Jun 17 - Sep 18

$295 $295

*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events.


NATURE EXPERIENCE, GLOWWORMS AND COASTAL TOUR A photographer’s dream! A delightful sample of Coromandel Peninsula’s natural heritage and scenic beauty. It’ll 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 historic gold caves sparkling with glowworms and hear the fascinating environmental and cultural history of this magic area. You’ll experience stunning pacific coastal scenery with white sand beaches, the icons and magnificent Coromandel cliffs are decorated with ancient Pohutukawa trees (New Zealand’s Christmas tree), old Maori 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 breath-taking natural scenery. Based in Hahei for some of the best paddling on the planet, Cathedral Cove Kayaks are the only operators to land daily at Cathedral Cove. Explore amazing volcanic islands, paddle through sea caves in the Marine Reserve and enjoy cappuccinos on the beach at our famous Cathedral Cove Beachfront Café. Includes: Professional qualified guide, full instruction, all safety gear and refreshments. No experience necessary. Duration: 3-3.5 hrs. Tours depart daily 8.45am & 1.15pm. Trips depart Hahei Beach (35 mins drive south of Whitianga) or arrange a shuttle service from the Whitianga Ferry Landing at an extra cost for ferry and Shuttle Service.

The Cathedral Cove Classic Tour

Operated by Kiwi Dundee Adventures Nature Experience,Glowworms & Coastal Tour

Adult

Child (5-11 yrs)

$275

$138

Adult

Child (under 14yrs)

$115

$75

GLASS BOTTOM BOAT SCENIC CRUISES A must do when in the Coromandel is the Glass Bottom Boat. Join a 2hr 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 marine reserve. The only tour to explore the marine reserve above and below the surface. Though the glass spot many different species of fish, sting rays, crayfish and more. On the surface look out for sea birds, penguins, seals plus dolphins and orca. Sit back and watch the marine life through the glass or take the plunge and swim amongst the fish with equipment provided. Crew provide a fun and factual commentary of the geology and history of the area.

EYEFULL TOWER RAIL TOUR Climb aboard for a captivating one-hour railway journey and be inspired by the story of one man’s lifetime passion to bring Art, Conservation and Engineering together to create Driving Creek. Your train driver will entertain you with the story of Barry Brickell and how this amazing place came to be, as your tram winds its way up to the EyeFull Tower lookout, traveling through a native forest of regenerating kauri, rimu and ferns. Hear how pottery has played an important role in creating Driving Creek and of our work to return the Driving Creek property to pre-European times as we travel over large viaducts, through tunnels and reversing points, on this narrow-gauged mountain railway. This is much more than a railway journey. Suitable for all ages. An all-weather activity

Departs: Daily from the Whitianga wharf at 10.30am and 1.30pm (8am and 4pm over the summer months). Duration: 2 hours. Suitable for all ages.

Operated by Driving Creek Railway

Adult

Child (5-11 yrs)

EyeFull Tower Rail Tour

$35

$13

The Cathedral Cove Classic Tour

Adult

Child (3-15yrs)

Family (2 AD + 2 CH)

$95

$50

$260

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WAITOMO

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

HAMILTON TO: Auckland 126 kms, 1 hr 50 mins

30 Jul 2017 Karioi Classic

Waitomo 75 kms, 1 hr Rotorua 108 kms, 1 hr 35 mins

HORTICULTURE HEAVEN ABOVE GROUND AND SCULPTURED MASTERPIECE BELOW GROUND.

Sep 2017 Gallagher Great Race

Wellington 532 kms 6 hrs 30 mins

13 – 16 Jun 2018 New Zealand National Agricultural Field Days

WAITOMO TO: Auckland 200 kms, 2 hrs 45 mins Rotorua 166 kms, 2 hrs 20 mins Wellington 455 kms, 5 hrs 45 mins

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS: Thames Pokeno

» 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. » Otorohanga for its Kiwi House & Bird Park. It is also the ‘Kiwiana’ (national icons) capital of New Zealand. » Middle-Earth Movie Magic at Hobbiton.

Paeroa Morrinsville Matamata

Ngaruawahia

Hamilton

Raglan

Cambridge

Otorohanga

Waitomo Caves Te Kuiti

New Plymouth

Taumarunui

Tirau Tokoroa Mangakino

Lake Taupo Turangi

Waitomo Caves, Waikato. Photo Credit: THL

Ohakune Wanganui National Park Hawera

Waitomo Top 10 Holiday Park

WAITOMO

Holiday Park

Tongariro National Park Waiouru Taihape

WAITOMO REGION

Roselands Chalet Accommodation

Located in the heart of Waitomo Caves Village our modern park has everything you need. Excellent self-cont. & ensuite accomm. & hard surface campervan sites set in spacious grounds in a quiet rural environment. Our guest facilities incl. swimming pool, hot-tub, playground, trampolines, guest laundry, covered BBQ area & internet facilities. Caves, eateries & museum all within walking distance.

Per Room From Self Cont. Unit Extra Person Ensuite Unit Motorhome site for 2

Jun - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Sep 18

$182 $25 $163 $57

$188 $25 $169 $60

Sudima Hamilton

HAMILTON

Hotel

Per Room From Chalet BONUS: Free Beef Casserole Buffet dinner between 6-8pm only (for up to 4 people)

HAMILTON

287 Victoria Street. Located in the CBD adjacent to the Sky City Casino. The hotel offers 69 rooms which include apartment style accommodation configured as 1 & 2 bedrooms with kitchens. This iconic historic building has been fully refurbished with modern furniture facilities across all accommodation & public areas. The hotel provides complimentary standard Wi-Fi and free parking for all hotel guest.

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

HAMILTON

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Economy Room

$103 $122 $140

$119 $144 $150

$119 $144 $150

Superior Room Studio Room

Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre

Self Cont.

Standard Room Superior Room BONUS: Free unlimited WiFi

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Farm Park per person

Apr - Sep 18

$115 $22 $8

$187 $29 $9

Ballinor Motor Inn

Self Cont.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Studio

$157 $185 $209

$188 $219 $243

$167 $197 $222

Premium Room One Bedroom

HAMILTON

Novotel Hamilton Tainui

Hotel

Located right in the heart of the CBD on the banks of the Waikato River, next door to the Skycity entertainment complex & close to river walks, cafes, shops & nightlife. Features 177 well appointed rooms, spa, sauna & gym, Restaurant on Alma, a relaxing Lobby Bar where you can enjoy the perfect coffee, night cap or light meal.

Jun 17 - Sep 18

$157 $188 $44

Extra Person

Jun 17 - Mar 18

Located at 295 Ulster Street. The Ballinor Motor Inn offers modern, warm, well-appointed fully self-contained accommodation in a convenient Hamilton location. There is a combination of studio and one-bedroom units with free Wi-fi and SKY TV. Attractions nearby include the city centre, casino, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and the Waikato and FMG Stadium. A free Casino shuttle operates in the evenings for guest’s convenience. Enjoy the comfort, guest services and facilities of a Qualmark 4 star motel.

100 Garnett Ave, located only a few minutes walk from Waterworld and Te Rapa Racecourse and 5km from the CBD. Featuring 147 hotel rooms and suites with SKY channels & extensive guest services including restaurant & bar and complimentary use of gym, his & her steam rooms, 3 spa pools & indoor swimming pool.

Per Room From

Self Cont.

Suitable to sleep one couple and two singles. This tidy little unit is fully self-contained with a toilet, shower, kitchenette, fridge/freezer, microwave, Flat screen TV, Blu-ray player, Free to air Satellite TV, Tea and Coffee making facilities, Queen bed, King Single and roll-away. Necessities supplied. Situated on an elevated site between the Restaurant and homestead the unit is safe and secure with ample parking.

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

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Superior Room

$182 $230 $308

$220 $269 $348

$190 $253 -

Executive Room Suite

*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 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.


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 glow worm show on the vaulted limestone galleries up above. Your journey concludes when you emerge into the sunlight of the Waitomo forest. Duration: 3 hrs Departs: 9am, 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm. (12yrs+)

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

The Black Abyss - The ultimate Waitomo adventure

and is the caving tour of choice for natural born adrenaline junkies everywhere. Descend into the seemingly bottomless black depths of the glow worm studded Ruakuri Cave. This five hour expedition combines abseiling the 25 metre tomo, climbing, whizzing down a flying fox and cave tubing underneath glow worms into one unforgettable journey. At every stage you’re accompanied and supported by experienced caving guides from The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company who know and love this totally unique and mind-blowing environment. Duration: 5 hrs Departs: 9am, 11am and 2pm. (16yrs+)

The Black Odyssey - This is a four hour caving

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

The Black Labyrinth The Black Abyss The Black Odyssey

$148 $198 $257

Aranui Cave – Set in natural New Zealand forest,

experience magnificent Aranui Cave. Explore the ancient cave formations, high chambers and huge stalactites and stalagmites. Get off the beaten track in stunning Aranui Cave, one of Waitomo’s best kept secrets! Duration: 1 hr Departs: Regular tours run daily from 9:00am with the last tour at 4pm.

Ruakuri Caves – Discover spectacular Ruakuri Cave, full of legends and tales. Go deeper into the story as you descend the dramatic spiral entrance. Your two hour trip will include an intimate and educational experience with small tour groups. Duration: 1hr 15 mins Departs: every day (except Christmas Day) at 9.00am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Ruakuri Cave is wheelchair accessible.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Aranui Cave Ruakuri Ruakuri & Waitomo Cave Combo

Adult

Child (4-14yrs)

$54 $53 $75 $95

$25 $24 $29 $35

HAMILTON GARDENS AND WAIKATO RIVER EXPLORER Guided tour of Hamilton Gardens - Explore themed

gardens with our guides who will share the ‘inside story’ of how the gardens were transformed from a rubbish dump into an internationally significant garden. Around every corner there is something different. Duration: 1 hour. Departs: Daily at 11am. No bookings required (enquire about public holidays). After your journey enjoy a gourmet picnic within the gardens with a seasonal lunch, picnic basket and blanket: perhaps in the Renaissance Gallery, beside the Italian Renaissance Garden, or transport yourself to India in the Indian Char Bagh Garden overlooking the Waikato River.

Scenic Waikato River Cruise - Cruising between St. Andrews Golf Course & Mystery Creek Events Centre ... a journey of over 20 kilometers, our cruises showcase the diverse landscape of the Waikato River ... from Waikato rural countryside, waterfalls & moss-covered gorges to a cruise through the city under the many bridges, there’s plenty to enjoy. Our vessel is fully protected from the weather with a fully licensed café & bar on board. All cruises feature our very popular commentary. Duration: 1 hr 30 Mins Departs: 1pm Tuesday to Thursday & Weekends (Other days by prior arrangement).

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

Hamilton Gardens Gourmet picnic basket (Min. 2 people) Hamilton Gardens On-the-go picnic bag (Min. 2 people) Scenic Waikato River Cruise

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Child (5-14yrs)

$15

$8

$38 $25 $33

$17

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& GISBORNE

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

PLENTY OF ACTION, PLENTY TO SEE & PLENTY TO DO!

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

SPECIAL EVENTS: 10 – 15 Sep 2017 AIMS games 29 – 31 Dec 2017 Rhythm & Vines

Opotiki direct via SH2 145 kms

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

Waihi Morrinsville Waihi Beach

Matamata

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

Te Puke

Okoroire

Mount Mounganui, Bay of Plenty. Photo Credit: Chris McLennan

OKOROIRE

Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel

Hotel

Murapara

TAURANGA

Tolaga Bay Te Urewera National Park

Lake Taupo

Gisborne

Waikaremoana

Cobblestone Court Motel Tauranga

Self Cont.

Cobblestone Court Motel Tauranga is centrally located in the Otumoetai area and has 12 selfcontained ground floor family units. All units lead out onto individual patios set in comfortable private garden areas. Each unit has 20+ Digital Freeview with SKY Sports 1 and 2 and a Movie Channel. The CBD, shopping centres, bus terminal, bars and cafés are only a short distance away.

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Heritage Room

$157 $185 $209

$188 $219 $243

$167 $197 $222

Studio

$162 $189 $25

$172 $200 $27

$175 $204 $27

French Country House

Hosted

1 Bedroom (1-3) Extra person

MOUNT MAUNGANUI

Per Room From

Jun 17 - Sep 18

Farm View Room

$933 $933 $933

Blue Room Green Room

White Island Rendezvous

Self Cont.

15 The Strand East, Quality accommodation located opposite the scenic Whakatane wharf. Easy walk to town centre, restaurants, bush walks & departure point for White Island Tours (See pg 45). Onsite cafe offering superb breakfast/coffee. 22 studios, 2 family apartments & 2 one bedroom B&B Villas. Wifi access, air-con, guest laundry, off street parking & BBQ area.

Per Room From Deluxe Unit 2 Bedroom Spa Unit (1-2) 3 Bedroom Unit (1-2) Micro-Village Cabin

BAY OF PLENTY & GISBORNE

Jun - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Sep 18

$150 $179 $160 $140

$150 $179 $160 $150

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Oceanside Resort & Twin Towers

Self Cont.

Prime beach accommodation at number 1 The Mount with ocean & harbour beaches, hot salt water pools all on your doorstep & a short stroll to shops, bars & restaurants. Stylish “Resort” studios, 1 & 2 bedroom suites & luxury 2 bedroom “Twin Tower Apartments”. Heated pools, gym, sauna, wireless broadband available & underground secure parking.

The French Country House is located only 20 mins drive from Tauranga and about 2 hrs from Auckland Airport and offers three luxury bedrooms. Living areas are spacious, light and relaxing, with the pairing of luxury antique furnishings, chandeliers and comfortable modern facilities. Walk around this authentic horse farm, curl up and have a lazy day beside the generous fireplace or soak in a deep bath

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Jun Sep 17

Family Chalet (1-4)

WHAKATANE

Forest Park

Per Room From

Deluxe Chalet (1-3)

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

Opotiki

Rotorua

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

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

TAURANGA

White Island

Tokomaru Bay

» Superb Tuna & Marlin fishing and diving. » Stroll the 2.9 km walk around the base ofTaumarunui Mount Maunganui.

Bay of Plenty

Tauranga Hicks Bay Te Araroa Mt Maunganui Whakatane Raukumara Ruatoria

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$187 $238 $432 $51

$223 $266 $317 $51

$187 $238 $274 $51

Resort 1 Bedroom Towers 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4) NOTE: 2 Bedroom Apt min. 2 nights.

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Portside Hotel

Self Cont.

Located at 2 Reads Quay and beautifully positioned on the water’s edge. The Portside Hotel offers elegance and personalised service in an intimate, friendly atmosphere. Portside’s urban, residential feel has created a sensation in the first city to see the sun. With contemporary guest rooms and spacious suites, lap pool and hi-tech cardio room, Portside Hotel has quickly earned its reputation as Gisborne’s favoured hotel.

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Guest Room

$185 $45

$219 $45

$197 $47

Extra Person

*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events.


EXPERIENCE THE TRILOGY SELF DRIVE PACKAGE Waitomo Glowworm Caves have collaborated with Hobbiton and Te Puia to create a unique trilogy that combines some of the best sightseeing that the North Island of New Zealand has to offer. Package includes: Lord of the Rings Tour / Hobbiton Tour at the Hobbiton Movie Set, Waitomo Glowworm, Ruakuri Caves & Te Puia Experience Lord of the Rings Tour / Hobbiton Tour at the Hobbiton Movie Set, the picturesque setting for The Shire that featured in the Sir Peter Jackson directed films, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. This offer includes Te Puia is the home of Maori culture and cuisine. Be mesmerized by the world famous Pohutu geyser under stars following a delicious indigenous meal. Descend into the magical Waitomo Glowworm Caves under a galaxy of glowworms and visit the ancient Ruakuri Cave, a spectacular cave full of legends and tales. Walk amongst magnificent cave formations and see sparkling glowworms up-close. Suggested self drive itinerary: Travel from Auckland to Hobbiton and then onto Waitomo. Arrive in Rotorua for 2 nights – Te Puia on the 2nd night & then travel down to Wellington.

Operated by Te Puia Trilogy Self Drive Package

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

Family (2AD+2CH)

$284

$133

$710

HOBBITON MOVIE SET TOURS The Hobbiton Movie Set Tour is a visitor experience based at the original location where Hobbiton was created for the filming of “The Lord of the Rings” & “The Hobbit” films. It offers an interesting and entertaining experience incorporating the famous film set and a special insight into rural life.

Your tour starts with a drive through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will escort you through the ten acre site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton Movie Set was created. Hobbit holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill and other structures can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth. Specially brewed beverages are available at The Green Dragon Inn as you complete your tour. After your tour of the film set your host will then return you to The Shires Rest Cafe with the opportunity to visit The Shire Store. Tours to the Hobbiton Movie Set operate daily from The Shires Rest Café, Matamata i-SITE and Rotorua. From: The Shire’s Rest Café. Departs: Every 30 minutes from 9.00am to 3.30pm. Additional tours in Summer. Duration: 2 hours approx.

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

From: Rotorua. Departs: Daily at 8.20am & 1.20pm. Includes: Return transports Hobbiton Movie Set tour, stop at The Shires Rest & The Shire Store. Duration: 5 hours approx.

Evening Dinner Tour: Includes a guided tour of Hobbiton Movie set, 1 Complimentary beverage in the Green Dragon Inn, Evening Dinner banquet meal & a guided evening tour through The Shire. Operates every Wed & Sun from The Shire.

Movie Set Tour - Ex Matamata Movie Set Tour - Ex Rotorua Evening Dinner Tour

Adult

Child (9-16yrs)

Infant (0-8yrs)

$79 $114 $195

$40 $77 $153

FREE $35 $100

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

MOUTOHORA: ISLAND SANCTUARY

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

Take a short boat ride to visit one of New Zealand’s most restricted wildlife sanctuaries. Moutohora (also known as Whale Island) is home to a number of endangered bird species such as the Saddleback, Kakariki (New Zealand parakeet), and the Little Brown Kiwi. It is also home to New Zealand’s living dinosaur, the Tuatara. Visitors to the island will learn about the island’s Maori and European history. Along with spectacular views and beautiful bush life, visitors can dig their own personal spa on the island’s secluded hot water beach. Departs: Daily (weather permitting) around 9-10am. Trips confirmed the evening before. (Between 7 & 8pm). Duration: 4hrs Approx. Min age 4 years.

Operated by White Island Tours

Adult

Child (8-15yrs)

White Island Tour ex Whakatane

$219

$130

Operated by White Island Tours

Adult

Child (8-15 yrs)

Moutohora: Island Sanctuary Tour

$99

$59

WAIMARINO TOURS Kayak & 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 & jackets, light snack & drinks. Departs: Times vary depending on what month tour is. Duration: 3.5 hours including approximately 1.5 - 2 hours paddling. Moderate fitness required. Accommodation transfers available at additional cost.

GUIDED FOOTPRINTS Hear two Maori legends and discover the dual history of Mayor Island. Gain insight into the war canoe Takatimu one of the original seven that discovered New Zealand. Our guides will impart modern day knowledge of Tauranga and of the Maori history and significance to this area. During this tour it’s not uncommon to see many types of shore birds, seals, parasailers, and climbers’ abseiling. If you are lucky you may see dolphins, and orca whales. Enjoy a tasty snack along the way too. Once at the summit enjoy a well-earned rest whilst taking in the 360 degrees vista. Refreshments and photo opportunities are available throughout the tour. During the decent see the sculpted terraces and ancient Pa site remains. Concluding the walk is a swim or soak in the only saltwater hot pool within New Zealand’s. Duration: 4 hrs, 9am departure daily except 25th Dec.

Per Person

Tr GWTR Glowworm Tour

$122

1/2 Day Mauao Guided Walk

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Child (1-15yrs)

$120

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Maori Performers at Tamaki Maori Village. Credit: Tamaki Maori Village

THE VOLCANIC LAKE DISTRICT OF THE NORTH ISLAND Historically known for its geothermal wonders and Maori 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 facets that come together to forge Rotorua.

ROTORUA DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

ROTORUA TO: Auckland 235 kms, 3 hrs 20 mins

6 Oct 2017 - Ekiden Race

Paihia 454 kms, 7 hrs 45 mins

Apr 2018 - Rotorua Marathon

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

Thames 158 kms, 2 hrs 35 mins Hamilton 108 kms, 1 hr 30 mins Waitomo 156 kms, 2 hrs 15 mins Napier 225 kms, 3 hrs 40 mins Taupo 82 kms, 1 hr 15 mins

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Wellington 462 kms, 6 hrs 35 mins Hicks Bay 280kms, 3 hrs 55 mins

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Feb 2018 - Rotorua Bike Festival Jun 2018 - Okere Falls Festival

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

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


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Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park is located in the heart of Rotorua’s attractions and is the closest holiday park to mountain bike tracks in Whakarewarewa Forest. The park offers powered sites, motel units, standard cabins, en-suite cabins with kitchenette, kitchen cabins and tourist flats . Amenities include: Bike storage, swimming pool, free hot mineral pools, tennis courts,games/TV rooms, shop, bbqs, children’s play area, communal dining lounge area, showers/toilet’s, dump station, tour desk and wireless internet (fee).

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Powered Site

$53 $104 $128

$53 $104 $135

$53 $104 $135

Economy Room

$135 $148 $187

$165 $191 $231

$145 $172 $198

Ensuite Cabin Motel

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Rydges Rotorua

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BONUS: FREE upgrade at time of booking, Children stay free with 2 adults.

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Jet Park Rotorua

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272 Fenton Street, situated on the edge of Rotorua’s Arawa racecourse in a park-like setting with panoramic views across the city to Lake Rotorua. Within walking distance to many local attractions. The largest rooms in Rotorua, many with spa baths & private balconies. Sky TV. Guest Laundry, gym, indoor heated pool & spa. Evening Maori cultural show & hangi. 24 hour room service.

BONUS: FREE Wifi & Children under 12yrs stay FREE

Hotel

1000 Eurera Street. Lake front location, 3 minutes’ walk to the CBD, adjacent to Polynesian Spa. Hotel features refurbished restaurant & bar, Sky TV in bar, nightly Maori Hangi & Concert, complimentary car parking, thermally heated pool & 3 private spa pools. Rooms feature complimentary standard Wi-Fi, complimetary tea & coffee, Sky TV, broadband internet and a safe.

Hotel

Ideally located just 5mins walking distance from Rotorua township at 237 Fenton St, this sister property to Jet Park Hotel & Conference Centre, Auckland Airport has 63 stylish rooms and includes complimentary continental breakfast and complimentary WiFi.All day dining at Te Puru Café, pool, spa pool, bike storage and free car parking onsite. Family friendly rooms and kids play areas plus 24-Hr reception.

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Superior Room

$157 $182 $50

$210 $232 $50

$172 $200 $55

Standard

$133 $160 $205

$180 $218 $278

$139 $168 $240

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Marama Resort

Self Cont.

Nestled in an idyllic setting of 10 acres on the northern edge of Lake Rotoura along the Ohau Channel. These well appointed self serviced apartments are dotted along private waterways or set within the ground. Resort facitlies include clubhouse café, a jetty, boat ramp, tennis court, pool, gym & BBQ. The perfect escape after a day exploring Rotorua’s tourist attractions.

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Apr Sep 18

Two Bedroom Apartment

$228 $288

$251 $317

Three Bedroom Lodge Apartment

*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 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.

BONUS: Complimentary continental breakfast and free WiFi included.

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Princes Gate Hotel

Hotel

1057 Arawa Street. Overlooking 3ha of manicured Govt gardens right in the heart of town. Offering style & sophistication that depicts a bygone era thanks to a masterful restoration & passionate attention to detail. 2 restaurants popular for high tea & dinner shows. On site sauna, private pool & thermally heated pools.

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Classic Room

$185 $209 $244 $244

$219 $243 $287 $287

$197 $222 $259 $259

Estate Room Designer Room 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4)

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Regal Palms - 5 Star City Resort

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Apr Sep 18

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Superior Room

$149 $162 $213 $67

$188 $207 $288 $69

$150 $163 $232 $69

Studio

Deluxe Room Suite BONUS: FREE unlimited Wifi

Maori Concert & Dinner

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

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Superior Room

$164 $203 $59

$234 $273 $59

$170 $220 $59

Lakeview Room *Children under 16 years FREE, incl. bkfst.

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Holiday Inn Rotorua

ROTORUA

Hotel

NOTE: Minimum night stays apply all year round

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$124 $137 $157

$157 $175 $194

$137 $150 $172

Superior Room Geothermal View Room

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Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel & Spa

Hotel

2 Bedroom Suite (1-5) 2 Bedroom Apartment (1-5)

Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Hotel

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Double/Twin

$182 $213 $288 $87

$238 $282 $357 $87

$194 $232 $294 $94

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Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort

Hotel

Stay and indulge in our 4.5 star luxury, lakeside accommodation. Dine onsite in our multi award winning Mokoia Restaurant. Pamper yourself in our internationally acclaimed Wai Ora Day Spa offering unique NZ therapies, massage and mud treatments. complimentary use of spa’s, kawakawa infused sauna and steam room. Free Wifi & Shuttle service.

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Deluxe Studio

$210 $340

$240 $380

$210 $340

1 Bed Superior Suite

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1191 Pukaki Street. Rotorua’s newest designer central city property offering stylish luxury accommodation, restaurant, wine & cocktail bar, all with a touch of timeless glamour. All rooms feature dramatic contemporary decor, monsoon rain showers, air con, Sky TV, microwave & complimentary Wifi. An outdoor heated swimming pool, thermal mineral pool & mini gym complete the picture.

Peppers On The Point

Luxury

Surrounded by the sparkling waters of Lake Rotorua, Peppers On The Point offers guests the opportunity to experience the rich New Zealand culture & geothermal springs of Rotorua or simply relax & enjoy the tranquillity of its beautiful lodge accommodation, the stunning location & panoramic views.

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Superior Room

$225 $275 $357

$236 $325 $425

$213 $263 $344

Suite B&B

$680 $868

$915 $1,102

$680 $868

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Cnr Eruera & Hinemaru St. in the heart of the city, by the lake front & adjacent to the famous Polynesian Spa. Guest rooms include marble bathrooms, air con., Sky TV, high speed Internet access plus tea & coffee making facilities. Restaurant & bar, guest laundry, complimentary off-street parking. In-house massages & beauty therapies available at The Spa.

Cnr Froude & Tyron Streets overlooking the renowned Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve & Historical Village. Facilities include Chapman’s Restaurant, Conference facilities, Pohutu Cultural Theatre, Lobby bar, Thermally heated outdoor pool and spa pools, Well-equipped gymnasium, Gift shop, Concierge, 24 hour room service. Broadband Internet in all rooms. Complimentary carparking.

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1 Bedroom (1-4)

Lake End Tutanekai Street. Excellent location on the shores of Lake Rotorua, within metres to cafes, shops & local attractions. 199 rooms with individual Superior Room Lakeview air conditioning. In-Balance Spa centre including geothermal pools, sauna & massage treatment facilities. Evening Maori Hangi & concert & home to Clarke’s Bar & the Atlas Restaurant.

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Self Cont.

350 Fenton Street. 44 superbly appointed self-contained suites & apartments, each including air conditioning, own private spa pools, in-room safes, wireless internet access. Ground floor units also have private courtyards. On site heated swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna, BBQ area, children’s playground, tennis court, mini golf, guest lounge & house bar.

390 Fenton St, just 2kms from the CBD, close to Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve & the Redwoods Forest. 133 guest rooms, many with balconies offering garden, forest or golf course views. Heated outdoor pool, spa, gym, restaurant & bar, guest laundry, off street parking & complimentary secure mountain bike storage & wash down facilities.

Main Suite B&B BONUS: Tariff includes full breakfast.

Dinner rates available on request.

Treetops Lodge & Estate

ROTORUA

Luxury

Nestled in 2,500 acres of 800-year old native forest, this ecology inspired awardwinning lodge is a nature lover’s sanctuary. Located in the trout fishing capital with rivers, lakes, waterfalls and 70km of hiking trails. Natural heritage and native wilderness inspired ‘Signature Experiences’ are offered daily as well as helicopter adventures, a dedicated Wilderness Spa, and access to The Kinloch Club, an 18 hole Jack Nicklaus designed golf course.

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Nov 17 - Apr 18

May - Sep 18

$898 $1,653

$1,595 $2,410

$898 $1,653

*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events.


ROTORUA CANOPY TOURS WAIMANGU VOLCANIC VALLEY

New Zealand’s ONLY native forest zipline canopy tour, this is the ultimate eco-tourism adventure! Embark on a magical three hour journey through virgin native forest as you traverse our network of ziplines, walking trails, swingbridges and tree top platforms at heights of up to 22 metres above the forest floor!

Created by the Tarawera Eruption of 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 people of all ages and physical abilities experience nature at its dramatic best. Open from 8.30am daily.

An unforgettable encounter with nature, this guided eco tour will leave you inspired by the beauty of the ancient native forest & the conservation dream driving it all. Complimentary pick up & drop off available & free photos are included in the tour price. No experience required, fun & educational for all ages 6 & up.

Self Guided Walk - Visitors are given an interpretive guide sheet for their walk through the Valley. Pathways

Supreme winners of the New Zealand Tourism Awards 2016

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 & 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 bird life, and is the perfect addition to the Valley Walk. Includes Valley Walk and 45 minute Boat Cruise. Allow 3 hours. Walking Tour & Boat hours: Open 8.30am every day. Last admission for Walk + Boat Cruise is 2.00pm. Last admission for the walk only is 3.15pm.

Self Guided Walk Self Guided Walk & Rotomahana Boat Cruise

Guided Eco Tour

Adult

Child (6-15yrs)

$149

$105

ULTIMATE THERMAL SAFARI

Adult

Child (6-16yrs)

$38 $81

$7 $13

Enjoy a slice of New Zealand scenery only a select few have ever seen. Set of with a scenic jet boat ride in a sleek black boat on the magnificent Waikato River – New Zealand’s longest river. Travel through the spectacular Tutukau Gorge. See abundant bird life, pine forests, steaming volcanic river banks and trout feeding areas on your way down to Orakei Korako; one of New Zealand’s most popular geothermal attractions. Walk around this magnificent thermal reserve, see boiling mud, geysers and silica terraces. With a chance to rest and relax with coffee or lunch (at own expense) at the Orakei Korako cafe. An action packed jet boat thrill ride will get your adrenalin pumping on your return. This trip is 6 hrs and includes accommodation pick up in Rotorua or Taupo .

Operated by NZ Riverjet

Adult

Child (3-15yrs)

Ultimate Thermal Safari

$199

$119

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

4WD Bush Safari - JOURNEY INTO THE UNKNOWN!

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

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

Raceline Karting - THE FAST TRACK TO EXCITEMENT! Experience the buzz and adrenaline of KartSport – in the driver’s seat! 1.2 kilometre outdoor circuit of kart racing excitement, the best product of its type in New Zealand. Feel the sensation of ground rush as your kart reaches up to 100km/hour on the 150-metre straight. Test your courage and driving ability like never before. Duration from 10 minute races. (Minimum 14yrs & minimum height 1.4m)

Monster 4X4 Thrill Ride - TAKE ON THE MONSTER! It’s huge. It’s loud. It roars with V6 power. Hold on tight while being driven through the twists and turns of the native forest trails in a purpose built 4 wheel steer Monster Truck for the ultimate thrill ride. Takes 4 passengers, Duration 10 minute Thrill Ride. (minimum height 1.2m)

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

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

Child

$105 $55 $72

$25 $35 $72

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

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Child (5-14yrs)

Family (2AD + up to 3CH)

$30 $50 $64 $82 $85

$15 $40 $35 $53 $45

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WHITEWATER RAFTING & KAYAKING HELLS GATE GEOTHERMAL PARK & MUD SPA Hells Gate is Rotoura’s most active geothermal field. It has the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere and the only mud volcano in New Zealand. Coupled with boiling mud pools, steaming furmaroles and a Silphar lake this is a great place to explore Rotoura’s unique geothermal landscape. Complimentary self-guide map available or join one of the daily guided tours at 9.30am or 1.30pm. Allow 1 hour for the self guide walk or 1.5 hours for the guided tour.

Hells Gate Mud Bath & Spa - Combining the finest geothermal mud & soft geothermal water of the Sulphar

Lake, this 20 minute traditional mud bath gently exfoliates the skin and removes excess oil leaving it clean and silky soft to touch. Finishing with a relaxing sulphar spa overlooking the active geothermal reserve – for as long as you like. This is a unquie experience available only at Hells Gate – The only genuine Geothermal Mud Bathing experience available in New Zealand.

Ultimud Package - Includes Geothermal Reserve Walk, Mud Bath & a soak in the Sulphar Spa. One hour

full body Mirimiri massage, based on the traditional massage techniques of teh Maori to enhance the warriors abilities, followed by a cleansing Manuka Tea & Kawakawa Muffin (served in private lounge), Towel & Robe provided. Allow 3.5 hours. Qualmark approved Visitor Activity and Qualmark Enviro Award Gold

Geothermal Walk Hells Gate Mud Bath & Spa Ultimud Package

Adult

Child (5-15 yrs)

$35 $90 $240

$18 $45 $185

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 & furious. 45 mins on the water, allow 3 hours in total including transfers. This is the one to brag about - not for the faint hearted!! Summer trips 9am, 12.30pm & 3.30pm. Winter 10am & 2pm. Min. age 13 years. Rangitaiki - Grade 3-4 - Fun, scenic and exhilarating with major torrents of whitewater and spectacular scenery. 2 hours on the water. Allow 5.5 hours for the total experience including central Rotorua accommodation transfers. Departs Rotorua 10.30am. Includes lunch. Minimum age 10 years.

Scenic Rafting - Grade 2 - Enjoy awesome scenery, cascading waterfalls & 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 & 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 & towel & 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 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. Have a leisurely soak while your guide cooks an appetising Kiwi BBQ dinner. After dinner enjoy a sunset paddle across the lake and a visit to the glow worm caves. Paddling time is usually around 1 hour each way. Departs 3.30pm daily (Nov-April). Includes: Dinner, full training & all required specialist equipment, comp. transfers from central Rotorua. Qualmark Endorsed - currently the only raft company in New Zealand with Qualmark Enviro Gold

Operated by River Rats

Adult

Rangitaiki - Grade 3-4 (Per Person. Child: 10-13yrs) Scenic Rafting - Grade 2 (Child: 5-15yrs)

$139

$100 $119 $149

Hot Pools Kayaking (Per Person. Child: 5-15yrs) Evening Kayak Trip (Per Person. Child: 5-15yrs)

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$105 $139

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NATURE CONNECTIONS

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.

Swoop - Snuggle into a specially designed hang glider harness & be hoisted 40m high. One, two or three people can go at any one time; nominate one person to pull the ripcord & 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.

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

the curves, the vehicles swing centrifugally to over sixty degrees away from vertical, making for a very thrilling & dynamic ride experience. 4 Tune: Choose any Four Rides from Agrojet, Freefall Xtreme, Swoop or Shweeb Or Choose One Bungy.

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

Freefall Xtreme - Freefall Xtreme is the only place in the Southern Hemisphere where you can try the art of

Full Day - Adventure Tour - Starts as above with our highly acclaimed ‘must do‘ morning Geothermal

The Shweeb - The world’s first human-powered monorail racetrack. Riders can reach speeds of 45-50kph. On

body flying – be suspended on a wind column & 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. (Bungy can be included and is the equivalent of 4). (8 & 10 ride packs are also available).

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Wonderland Tour, after lunch visit the beautifully landscaped Government Gardens, unique Sulphur Bay, scenic Blue and Green Lakes, stunning panoramas of Lake Tarawera and the Mount Tarawera Volcano. At the historical Buried Village witness the destruction created by Mount Tarawera’s 1886 eruption, a walk amidst lush rainforest to picturesque waterfalls and in a magnificent Redwood Forest. Departs: 8am, returns 4pm. Includes: Lunch & Accommodation pick up/drop offs.

Half Day - Geothermal Wonderland Tour - (NC10) Full Day - Geothermal Wonderland Tour & Boat Cruise - (NC08) Full Day - Adventure Tour - (NC12)

Adult

Child (5-15 yrs)

$146 $329 $272

$73 $165 $136


MITAI MAORI VILLAGE

POLYNESIAN SPA Located downtown on the edge of Lake Rotorua, Polynesian Spa is New Zealand’s leading internationally acclaimed spa offering a unique thermal spa experience. 28 hot mineral pools are offered in a choice of four areas: adults, private, family or deluxe Lake Spa. The Lake Spa Retreat offers an enticing array of spa therapies in a relaxation haven (pre-bookings essential). A spa, gift shop & a cafe are also present. Open daily 8am – 11 pm. Therapies are available daily 10am - 7pm, enquire for the full menu of therapy options. Bathing suits, towels & lockers available for hire (child 5-14yrs)

Rotorua Thermal Mud Polish & 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.

Witness warriors in the traditional dress paddle in an ancient warrior canoe, be captivated by songs, dances & games in a rich powerful entertaining cultural performance, learn the art of the Ta Moko (tattoo), Poi dance, Carving, Flora & Fauna and their medicinal uses. Dine on the succulent traditional earth cooked Hangi. Visit our spiritual & sacred freshwater spring and view our glow worms.

Mitere & Mitai Combo - On arrival at Ohinemutu Village guests will be greeted by a local Maori host. Learn

about protocol, history & legends. Visit Te Papaiouru Marae where you can admire the majestic Tamatekapua Meeting House and visit St Faiths Church, following this experience we will welcome you at Mitai Maori Village. (Note: Minimum 2 adults required)

Spirit Mountain Combo - A package offering visitors an authentic introduction to Maori culture at Mitai Maori Village and a guided scenic excursion to the summit of Mt Ngongotaha in guided 4WD buggies. (Note: Minimum 2 adults required) Return transfers from all local accommodation is provided complimentary.

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

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Child

$23 $30 $20 $50 $179

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

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Child (5-9 yrs)

$109 $131 $177

$52 $69 $100

$21 $40 $49

KAWARU JET Kawarau Jet Rotorua Landing on the Famous Mokoia Island - Combining the thrill of a 30 minute jet boat ride with

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

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$93

$56

1.5 hour K-jet mokoia Island (1 hour on Island)

$108

$65

$80

$51

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TE PUIA Te Puia Day Pass + Haka - Te Puia is New Zealand’s premier Maori visitor experience. A geothermal valley of gushing waters, steaming vents, boiling mud pools and home to the world famous Pohutu geyser. Our Maori tradition lives on at Te Whakarewarewa, through our guided tours and concerts, our unique Maori culture, and our renowned National Carving and Weaving Schools. Tour runs hourly 9am-5pm (winter: 9am-4pm). Experience a personal encounter with our people, culture and place. The Daytime Combo tour includes a 45 minute cultural performance (10.15am, 12.15pm & 3.15pm daily). Experience our warmth and hospitality (Manaakitanga) and the best of Maori performing arts. Opening hours: Summer (Oct-Mar) 8am – 6pm Winter 8am – 5pm. Te Puia – Steambox - Steambox utilises a natural steam vent to literally give guests a taste of our culture. Manuhiri (visitors) choose what they want cooked for their lunch before heading off on a special guided tour of the carving and weaving schools, Kiwi house, mud pools and a learning how to weave a flax flower. The tour concludes when, after watching their lunch being lifted from the steam vent, guests sit and enjoy a steam box picnic lunch on the geyser terrace. Includes: admission, guided tour, hand’s on weaving experience and individual steambox lunch with bottle of water. Te Po – Indigenous Evening Experience + Day Pass - Te Po combo is Te Puia’s evening cultural experience,

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

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

TAMAKI MAORI VILLAGE Your evening begins with pick up from your Rotorua accommodation. En route to Tamaki Maori Village, nestled in the thick of an ancient Tawa forest, your guide will instruct you on the rules of entering the Village & protocol you must observe. Select a Chief to represent those on your coach. Representation of your group is considered an honourable task in Maoridom. Traditional: Share in the powhiri, our ancient ceremony of welcome, before you are invited to our Pre-European Maori village nestled within 200 year old native Tawa Forest. Education: Enter our living village, as it comes alive with the sights, sounds & activities of days gone by, including haka, poi, tattooing & carving. See, touch, take time & talk to our people as you wander through our village – you will be invited to take part in stick games & warrior training. Interactive: Witness the earth being carefully scraped away from the hangi pit to reveal baskets laden with your sumptuous, mouth-watering feast, which has been cooked beneath the ground on hot stones. Entertaining: At the heart of the village, enter our ancestral meeting house, and relax as our family entertain you with a powerful cultural performance, incl. Action songs, poi, stick games & world famous ‘haka’ – Maori War Dance. Feasting: The sharing of food is an important part of Maori Custom – so we now invite you to join us for the traditional hangi buffet feast, followed by our New Zealand dessert. The evening draws to an end with the poroporoaki – the official closing ceremony. There will be sounds (waiata) & speeches (whaikorero), before you enjoy a safe & fun transfer back to your accommodation with your Tamaki Drivers and guides.

General admission

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Child (5-15 yrs)

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$31

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Child (5-15 yrs)

$55 $105 $157

$34 $80 $79

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

Operated by Waimarino Tours

Per Person

Kayak Glowworms & Hot Pools ex Rotorua (Tour SLRKT)

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VOLCANIC AIR Mount Tarawera Volcanic landing - Fly to the site of the largest eruption in New Zealand’ living memory.

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 Maori migration through to geothermal beginnings. Great for all ages. All departures leave from 1241 Fenton Street Rotorua.

Discover Rotorua City & 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 & 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 & 3.30pm. Winter 11am & 2.15pm.

Tarawera & Lakes Tour (120mins) - Meet your legendary conDUCKtor as we head out to Lake Okareka with

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

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

Adult

Child (3-16 yrs)

Family (2AD+2CH)

$69 $89

$45 $55

$165 $215

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 & surrounding Lakes district with the thrill of taking off & landing in a Floatplane. (Allow 30mins) White Island – NZ’s most Active Volcano - Walk to the edge of an active crater lake, over hot streams, past steaming volcanic vents and colourful sulphur formations before viewing the ruins of this privately owned volcano’s long abandoned mining ruins. A ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ & ANZCRO highly recommended. (Allow 3hrs) All tours require min. 2 adults.

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

Adult

Child (2-11 yrs)

$395 $235 $895

$297 $177 $672

LAKELAND QUEEN SCENIC DINING CRUISE Take the opportunity to enjoy a unique scenic dining cruise on the Lakeland Queen – the only cruise and dine experience operating on Lake Rotorua, a beautiful lake with its own unique geothermal features, natural wonders and unique landscapes. With two deck levels, outdoor viewing platforms, full bar service and informative commentary the Lakeland Queen offers a two in one experience to remember. Join us for a range of 1 hour cruise options including breakfast, lunch, coffee or dinner while on-board a relaxing scenic cruise that is uniquely Rotorua. Daily departures from the picturesque Rotorua Lakefront located just a few minutes’ walk from the CBD. Children 0-5yrs are free.

Operated by Lakeland Queen

Adult

Child (6-14 yrs)

‘Kiwiana’ Breakfast Cruise

$42 $26 $52 $56

$21 $13 $26 $28

Coffee Cruise Lunch Cruise BBQ Dinner Cruise

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

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

ZORB ROTORUA The iconic Rotorua must-do adventure activity! Come for a roll down our hill in our 12ft inflatable globes! We have three tracks & seven ride variations to choose from - something for everyone! Try our ZYDRO (wet) ride and slip, slide & spin your way down our hill – ride solo, or take up to two friends. Try our ZORBIT (dry) harnessed ride and tumble head-over-heels down our hill. Free photo upload to Facebook with every ride & in-ride video available. Dare to experience! Operates daily from 9am. Per Person

DRYZO - Dry & straight track only (min. age 10 yrs & up, min. height 1.6m tall & under 100 kg) ZYDRO - Wet & straight OR zig zag track (min. age 6yrs up - Under 130kg solo, or under 250kg multi) ZORB Experience - combination of any three rides (individual ride restrictions apply)

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Child (5-15 yrs)

Rainbow Springs - Entry & Behind the Scenes Guided Tour

$30 $54 $42 $62

$16 $28 $21 $41

Upgrade to an Agrodome & Rainbow Springs Combo to experience two great attractions for one low price

$72

Agrodome - Sheep Show Agrodome - Sheep Show & Organic Farm Tour combo Rainbow Springs - Entry Only

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

$35

Adult

Child (10-15 yrs)

Child (5-9 yrs)

$141

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FACT FILE DRIVING DISTANCES: TAIPO 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: 25 Nov 2017 Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge 17 Feb 2018 Taupo Great Lake Relay 03 Mar 2018 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain IRONMAN 2018

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS: » Lake Taupo for swimming, sailing & fishing. Note: lake trolling is all year but seasonal restrictions apply to the rivers. The best months are Jun - Sep for rainbow trout and Feb - Mar for brown trout.

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Acapulco Motor Inn

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Base Taupo is a purpose built luxury budget hostel with an ideal central location and stunning Lake Taupo and mountain views. You are just seconds from the lakefront and have transport, cafés & shops on your doorstep. Base Taupo, is designed with the traveller in mind, boasting an ideal location right in the centre of town, superior facilities, comfy beds and great value for money. Offering a full range of clean comfortable rooms - choose one to suit your budget. FREE wifi in communal areas.

Per Room From

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4-6 Bed Dorm Shared Facilities

$29 $31 $33 $90

$32 $34 $36 $100

$30 $32 $33 $85

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$162 $189 $227 $157

$172 $200 $240 $188

$175 $204 $245 $172

4-6 Bed Dorm Ensuite Special Conditions: Pay 3 stay 4 deal: May 17 – 30 Sep 17 & May 18 – 30 Sep 18

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One Bedroom (1-3) Two Bedroom (1-4) Studio with Spa

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Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre

11 Tui St, 70 metres from the lakefront. Featuring fully self-contained, studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom motels equipped with Sky TV, DVD players and free Wifi internet. Enjoy the use of the heated pool, private spa pool, guest laundry & garden BBQ area. An accommodation option to suit everyone and only a 10 minute stroll to the town centre.

Per Room From Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-4) 3 Bedroom (1-6)

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$119 $139 $199 $239

$139 $148 $209 $253

Voyager Apartments Taupo

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Self Cont.

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$209 $359 $459 $44

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Wairakei Resort Taupo

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$178 $232

$196 $255

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Guest Room Junior Suite 1 Bedroom Apartment 3 Bedroom Apartment (1-2) Extra Person

$214 $333 $414 $652 $75

$233 $352 $433 $670 $75

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$150 $160 $179 $188

$192 $203 $225 $248

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The Reef Resort offers luxurious selfcontained accommodation on the lake’s edge. A range of studio rooms, 1 bedroom suites and 2 or 3 bedroom apartments. Guest facilities include thermal heating, air conditionings, spa baths, complimentary WiFi, Sky TV and kitchen facilities with off street parking. The pool area has a heated pool with a thermal water spa pool, BBQ facilities and views of the lake and Tongariro National Park.

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Magnificent lakefront location - 243 Lake Terrace. Luxurious accommodation, most with unobstructed lake views. Step from your room to the beach or private balcony. Two award winning restaurants & bar on the water’s edge offer superb cuisine with a wine list to match. Other facilities: tennis court, gym, heated swimming pool, sauna and the unique ‘grotto’ plunge pool (a must-see).

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Huka Lodge

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80 Napier Taupo Highway. Hilton Lake Taupo commands stunning views over Lake Taupo. Each of the 113 guest rooms is a sanctuary for rest & relaxation, from luxurious Hilton Guest Rooms through to 3-bdrm apartments. Unwind with a game of tennis, a workout, a swim in the heated outdoor pool, or relax in the sauna, spa or steam room.

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The Reef Resort

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640 Wairakei Drive (was State Highway 1), Wairakei Resort Taupo believes in providing visitors with a one of a kind geothermal experience. Wairakei Resort offers modern accommodation, abundant indoor and outdoor leisure facilities and exquisite New Zealand focused dining options. Wairakei Resort enjoys a wonderful historic & relaxing atmosphere & is located on the northern fringe of Taupo.

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14 Northcroft Street on the shores of beautiful Great Lake Taupo, magnificent uninterrupted views over the Lake & Tongariro National Park. 3 minute stroll to the CBD, modern studios 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units, individual air conditioning, Sky TV, guest laundry, outdoor swimming pool, heated spa, restaurant & bar, 24 hour reception.

9 Tui St, 50m from the lakefront. Featuring fully self-cont. spacious 1, 2, 3 bdrm apartments, equipped with heat pump, air con, jacuzzi baths, king size beds, SKY TV 51+ Channels, Flat Screen TV’s with DVD players & free Wifi internet. Enjoy the use of the heated pool, private spa pool & garden BBQ area. Perfect for families or couples travelling together.

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Self Cont.

Acapulco Motor Inn at Lake Taupo has a quiet location just off the Main Highway and only a two minute stroll to the lake edge and five minutes walk to the town centre and fantastic restaurants. Featuring 39 Spacious units, Sky TV, gym, bbq area, continental and cooked breakfast available( extra charge applies)

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Founded in 1924, Huka Lodge is considered to be the iconic New Zealand retreat, with a 17-acre riverside location showcasing great natural beauty and privacy. Within the manicured grounds there are just 25 rooms - 18 Junior Lodge Suites, 1 Lodge Suite and 2 exclusive private Cottages. The legendary hospitality offers gourmet cuisine, attentive service and opportunity to select from over 20 deliberately romantic private dining venues throughout the property.

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

Lodge Suite Owner’s Cottage

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

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$1,944 $3,324 $4,255

$2,508 $4,324 $5,578

$2,138 $3,656 $4,681

*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events.


HUKAFALLS JET 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 Taupo. Allow 1 hour.

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

Adult

Child (2-15 yrs)

$129 $177 $219

$89 $153 $175

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

Scenic Blast - This 32km scenic jet boat ride takes you on a scenic trip down the mighty Waikato River while enjoying a slice of New Zealand scenery. See the 50 metre high Tutukau Gorge, steaming volcanic river banks, trout feeding areas and hear stories about the region from your driver/guide. On your return it will be pedal to the metal taking you for an exhilarating thrill ride home! Departs: 10am daily. Duration: 45-50 minutes and is designed to cater for those guests who are limited on time & on a budget, great value for this length of trip. The Squeeze - Unbelievably unique! Experience the challenge and excitement of this fantastic adventure. Start with scenic jet boating through the impressive Tutukau Gorge. Then wade and swim through a naturally hot thermal stream (20°C-40°C), manoeuvre through narrow canyons, clamber over boulders, relax under a 4 metre high thermal waterfall, & soak up the atmosphere while swimming in a natural hot pool - all this amongst stunning native New Zealand bush. Return with an action-packed jet boat ride. Departs: 11am daily & 2pm on demand. Allow 2.5 - 3 hours.

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

Daily Scenic Cruises: A cruise aboard the most comfortable boat on the Lake out to the Maori rock carvings is a must when in Taupo. Sit back, take in the beautiful scenery and learn the stories and the history from the skipper and informative DVD. Complimentary tea/coffee and homemade muffin are served. Duration 1.5hrs. Departs daily at 10.30am & 1.30pm (An additional twilight cruise at 5.00pm from Dec-April). On Sundays our Brunch Cruise departs 10.30am and includes a sumptuous English cooked breakfast. Duration 2hrs. Trout Fishing: Trout fishing is a must for the keen angler when in the Taupo region. Either trolling on one of our launches on the Lake or up one of our many rivers for Fly Fishing. All fishing tackle, guide and gear provided.

Riverjet Thermal Safari & Geothermal Park Combo - See New Zealand scenery only a select few have seen! Set off with scenic jet boating on the magnificent Waikato River. See bird life, forests, farmlands, a gorge, trout feeding areas and steaming volcanic river banks. Then explore the Hidden Valley of Orakei Korako geothermal wonderland (entry included) - view gushing geysers, incredible silica terraces, boiling mud pools, and a rare geothermal cave. Experience the legendary spins of the world renowned Hamilton jet on your return jet boat ride. Departs:11am daily & 2pm on demand. Allow 2.5 - 3 hours.

Scenic Blast (Child: 15 yrs and under) The Squeeze (Child: 5-15 yrs) Riverjet Thermal Safari & Geothermal Park Combo (Child: 3-15 yrs)

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Child

$115 $189 $199

$75 $109 $119

New Zealand Cycle Trail – Great Lake Trails in Taupo, call us to organise all land and water transfers.

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

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

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TONGARIRO RIVER RAFTING Tongariro Whitewater Rafting - Enjoy a grade 3+ Whitewater Rafting experience that combines the heart

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

TAUPO TANDEM SKYDIVING Skydive from 15,000ft with coast-to-coast views and 60 seconds in freefall, reaching speeds over 200kph! With endless camera options, HD footage, free USBs, free Rotorua pick-ups and multilingual staff your skydive will be unforgettable. Experience the adventure with New Zealand’s original tandem skydiving company. As a Qualmark endorsed activity, your safety is our number one priority. For safety reasons there is a strict weight limit of 100kg for tandem passengers for your own and the staffs safety. Free Taupo pick ups in our stretch Hummer!

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 & 3.30pm. Winter 9.00am.

Per Person

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

$297 $382

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

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

WESTERN NORTH ISLAND,

HAWKES BAY & WAIRARAPA SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

AUCKLAND TO: New Plymouth 365 kms, 5 hrs Napier 433kms, 5 hrs 30 mins Mt Ruapehu 340 kms, 5 hrs

27 Oct – 5 Nov 2017 – Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival

» 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.

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

DRIVING DISTANCES:

Martinborough 648 kms, 8 hrs

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19 Nov 2017 – Toast Martinborough 14-18 Feb 2018 – Art Deco Weekend 6-18 Mar 2018 – WOMAD NZ Jun 2018 – Food and Wine Classic, Hawke’s Bay

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

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» In Feb 1931 an earthquake registering 7.9 on the Richter scale levelled almost all the buildings of Napier. Napier’s now famous Art Deco reputation was a result of the massive rebuilding at the city in the Art Deco Style so popular in the 1930’s. » Remarkably similar in shape to Japan’s Mt Fuji, 2,518m Mt Taranaki in Egmont National Park is one of New Zealand’s

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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. Be sure to call into the Martinbough Wine Centre. » 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 sanctuary, one of only 2 mainland colonies in the world.


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Martinborough Haurangi Forest Park Cape Palliser Napier. Photo Credit: Hawke’s Bay Tourism.

NAPIER

Albatross Motel

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Quest Napier

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56 Meeanee Quay, Westshore. Conveniently located 200 metres from the beach, 10 mins drive to wineries, 5 mins to the city & walking distance to popular restaurants. All 35 units have kitchenettes, 50+ SKY TV channels & free Wifi. Off street parking, BBQ area, swimming pool & hot spa pool. Breakfast service available. Bike hire available & cycle ways right at the door.

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Scenic Hotel Te Pania

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*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 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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MARTINBOROUGH

Peppers Parehua Martinborough

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Contemporary & classic Peppers Parehua Martinborough is set in the world-class Wairarapa wine region just 10 mins walk from the charming Martinborough village. Each cottage features a balcony overlooking lush fields, a private willow-fringed lake & the nearby Tararua ranges. On site restaurant & bar, tennis court & swimming pool.

Built in 1882, The Martinborough Hotel stands pride of place at the entrance to the Square, in Martinborough Wine Village. All of our suites are a mix of old world charm with accents of contemporary decor. Dine in The Martinborough Restaurant & Bar – Paddock to Plate. Relaxed, brasserie dining, serving fresh, local, seasonal dishes. Open daily for lunch & dinner.

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Copthorne Hotel Solway Park

Welcome to the Wairarapa’s most comfortable and friendly hotel. Nestled in 24 acres of landscaped parklands. The resort boasts 2 restaurants and a bar, fitness centre, swimming, spa pools, golf driving range, tennis courts. Nearby attractions include local vineyards, boutique shopping & Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife centre (see pg 59).

45 Marine Parade. This award winning designed hotel enjoys a prime location on Marine Parade with floor to ceiling windows, providing remarkable views of the Pacific Ocean and the Hawke’s Bay. A perfect location to base yourself to explore the unique shopping and eateries of downtown Napier or the surrounding wineries.

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176 Dickens Street, central CBD only 5 mins walk to the beach. Contained within a 1919 Historic Building and completely refurbished in 2009 skillfully blending the charm of a by-gone era with today’s stylishly modern interior. Studios include kitchenettes, 1 bedrooms full kitchen & laundry facilities. Broadband internet access. Free wifi throughout building. Car parking (paid direct).

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Winemaker Cottage B&B

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Lakeside Cottage B&B Secluded Cottage B&B Includes: Breakfast daily

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2 Bedroom Villa (1-4) B&B

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The Park Hotel Ruapehu

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Located in National Park Village providing guests with a great range of affordable accommodation. Easy access to Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Mt Ruapehu and Whakapapa Ski areas. Offering hotel style rooms, self-catering family rooms & great value Loft rooms. Alpine themed lounge with popular restaurant & bar. Guest laundry, drying room, outdoor tubs.

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Loft Room Premium Room Includes: Complimentary on-site car parking

MT RUAPEHU

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The Chateau Tongariro Hotel, located within the Tongariro National Park, believes in providing visitors with a timeless elegance, preserving history and tradition. Constructed in 1929, today the hotel provides accommodation, restaurants and bars. It is surrounded by a stunning natural playground bursting with diverse landscapes for visitors to discover.

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Superior Executive Spa

PALMERSTON NORTH

Braemar Motor Lodge

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177 Ruahine Street, 2kms from city centre, 300m to shops & restaurants, 500m to public hospital. Offering 20 superior ground floor smoke-free units. Each tastefully decorated and exceptionally well-appointed and include kitchen facilities, free ultrafast wifi internet access, in-room safe, SKY TV & DVD players. Free on-site parking, guest laundry, BBQ area & free DVD library. Breakfast service available.

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Tongariro National Park, Ruapehu Photo Credit: Camilla Rutherford

FORGOTTEN WORLD

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

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

Vintage Car Tour - Discover Napier’s Art Deco heritage in style in a luxurious 1930s vintage car. Your journey will take in Napier’s famous Art Deco Quarter, historic Port Ahuriri and a delightfully quaint Art Deco residential suburb.

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

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Operated by Art Deco Trust

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Vintage Car Tour (1-4 People)

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Child (12-16 yrs)

$19 $200

*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events.


ODYSSEY WINE TOURS A Twilight Odyssey - A progressive three-course meal across some

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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 & progressive three-course meal with wines.

Heaven on Earth for Chocoholics! Designed to meet the cravings of everyone while learning more about the evolution of this delicious indulgence. Museum, shop & café open 9am-4pm weekdays & from 10am weekends & 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 tantalizing, silky smooth chocolate we all know and love today. View our 2,500 year old Mayan Chocolate Pot. Allow 30 mins – 2 hrs.

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.

Triple Chocolate Dipper - Chocolate

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

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

Chocolate Through the Ages Museum Triple Chocolate Dipper Triple Chocolate Temptation

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A Twilight Odyssey Full Day Odyssey Experience

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

One Day Guided Tongariro Alpine Crossing - The Tongariro National Park has Dual World Heritage status with three active andesitic volcanoes, Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Ruapehu. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing spans the length of Mt Tongariro and starts at Mangatepopo and concludes 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 & 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. Approximately 1 hour of scheduled stops and photo opportunities. This can vary depending on weather conditions. A medium level of fitness is required. The walking pace is not fast but is steady. Sunset Guided Walk - This is a fantastic 2 hour walk along an easy grade track on Mt Ruapehu. Walk for 45

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

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

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

Behind the Scenes Tour - a unique & special

opportunity that not many people get. Includes the guided tour above plus you go behind the gates & spend time with a ranger helping with their daily duties tending to the birds & animals of Puhaka. Duration 2.5 hours.

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 & 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 Taupo, Turangi & Ohakune can also be arranged (extra costs apply)

The Old Coach Road Mount 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 & Whakapapa Village accommodation, bike and helmet. Pick up 9am or 1pm / drop off 12:30pm or 5:30pm. Fishers Track Mount Bike Trail: The Fishers Track is a relatively unknown downhill is a real blast and with the best part of 17km downhill dropping through the pumice and papa ridges and valleys off the Central Plateau, created by the eruption of Lake Taupo not so long ago, to the 3 house metrolplis of Kiatieke. For 900 - 400 metres the adrenalin rush is in your hands. The surface is mixed, it would be classed as a grade 2 with some grade 3 sections, slightly more challenging than The Old Coach Road but is achievable by all other than the very timid. Includes: guide(s), return transport from National Park Village & Whakapapa Village accommodation, bike and helmet. Pick up 9am or 1pm/ drop off 12:30pm or 5:30pm Per person

Tongariro Crossing 1 day walk Per person

1 Hour Guided Tour Behind the Scenes Tour

$44 $125

Sunset Guided Walk The Old Coach Road mountain bike trail Fishers Track mountain bike trail

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Couple at craft beer bar. Credit: Wellington Resource Hub

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

WELLINGTON DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

CULTURE, HERITAGE & SHOPPING:

WELLINGTON TO: Auckland 650 kms, 9 hrs 30 mins

17-27 Aug 2017 - Visa Wellington on a Plate

Rotorua 460 kms, 6 hrs 30 mins

30-31 Jan & 7-8 Feb 2018 - Rugby Sevens

» 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”.

Taupo 370 kms, 5 hrs 20 mins Masterton 100 kms, 1 hr 20 mins Napier 320 kms, 4 hrs 30 mins Paihia 890 kms, 13 hrs Wanganui 195 kms 2 hrs 45 mins

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WELLINGTON

21 Sep - 8 Oct 2017 – World of Wearable Arts Awards Show

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

» Wellington is home to the Royal New Zealand Ballet, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, The National Opera and the National Dance and Drama schools, all perform regularly in town.

» Go Kiwi spotting on a nocturnal tour at Zealandia, the Karori Wildlife experience.

» Courtney Place is the nightlife capital, full of restaurants, bars, cafes & theatres.

» Relax at the inner city beach at Oriental Bay.

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

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

» Catch the iconic Wellington Cable car to the Botanical Gardens.

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1 Newlands Rd, Newlands, 5 mins drive to ferry terminal, 10 mins to city & walking distance to Johnsonville shopping centre. Direct access on & off the motorway. Featuring 40 units, some with kitchens, all with tea & coffee facilities, Sky TV. Guest laundry, children’s play area, restaurant & bar, breakfast available.

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16 Kemp St, Kilbirnie. 2.6km from Airport & 6km from city centre. Conveniently located in a quiet urban location the hotel features 116 spacious superior or standard rooms, Aqua Bistro & Bar, outdoor heated pool (summer months), Sky TV & Wifi. We provide 24hr courtesy airport shuttle & free car parking. Walking distance to ASB Sports & Aquatic Centres.

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24 Hawkestone St. The Thorndon Hotel is located within comfortable walking distance of Lambton Quay shopping, Wellington waterfront, events at Westpac Stadium & the Railway Station. With 108 accommodation rooms & onsite restaurant & bar, it is the ideal accommodation in Wellington.

The Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman is perfectly located in the heart of Wellington’s business and entertainment districts for travellers wanting to combine both business and leisure. Our recently refurbished standard rooms offer Sky TV, Wifi access, room service, onsite parking and 24 hour reception.

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Jun Sep 17

Oct Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Standard

$175 $195 $49

$215 $234 $49

$185 $210 $49

Standard Room

$190 $218 $47

$208 $236 $47

$209 $239 $51

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*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 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.

FREE access to Cityfitness gym & FREE WiFI Blackout dates may apply

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Wellesley Boutique Hotel

WELLINGTON CITY

Hotel

This beautiful boutique heritage hotel is nestled in the heart of the Lambton Quarter, the Wellesley Boutique Hotel is an oasis of calm and relaxation. We are located in Wellington’s business hub and a short walk away from superb dining, shopping and major sports and events venues. Relax and unwind while you explore the coolest little capital in the world.

Per Room From

Jun Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Classic Room

$212 $237 $282

$222 $248 $295

Executive Room Oriental Bay Beach. Credit: Wellington Resource Hub

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Deluxe Room

Travelodge Wellington

Hotel

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Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel

Travelodge Wellington is situated in the city centre & is just a short stroll to lively cafés, shops and the beautiful Wellington Harbour. Featuring 132 accommodation rooms the 4 star hotels’ facilities include free Wifi (conditions apply), gym, restaurant, parking. The hotel is also close to Te Papa Museum of New Zealand and is located just 13 minutes’ drive from the airport.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Standard Room

$193 $223

$237 $267

$212 $245

Executive Room

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Rydges Wellington

Hotel

Per Room From Studio 1 Bedroom Standard 1 Bedroom Superior 2 Bedroom Superior (1-4)

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Jun Sep 17

Oct Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Superior

$245 $340 $383

$265 $360 $403

$270 $374 $422

Harbour View 1 Bdrm Suite

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CityLife Wellington

Hotel / Self Cont.

Modern stylish hotel in the heart of Wellington’s Lambton Quay, within walking distance of all attractions. Studios, 1 or 2 bedroom suites include flat screen TV’s, DVD players & broadband/Wifi access. Suites feature separate living/dining areas, laundry & fully equipped kitchen. Guests can enjoy breakfast or an evening drink in The Living Room lounge area, or work out in the gym.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

1 Bedroom

$249 $319 $362

$294 $357 $394

$262 $332 $374

2 Bdrm Exec. 2 Bdrm Director

Jun - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Sep 18

$182 $220 $270 $323

$200 $244 $300 $357

InterContinental Wellington

Hotel

2 Grey St. Opposite Harbour in the CBD. 232 air-conditioned guest rooms. Harbour view Club Lounge. Contemporary Chameleon Restaurant & relax in The Lobby Lounge or Arizona Bar. Emerge Health Club, heated swimming pool, hot tub & sauna. Spa Intercontinental, 24 hr room service, InterContinental Concierge Services incl. hotel cars with driver & paid parking facilities available.

75 Featherston St. Rydges Wellington is centrally located downtown with a spectacular harbour outlook, close to Lambton Quay, Westpac Stadium & Wellington Railway Station. 280 spacious accommodation rooms all with kitchenettes & leisure centre facilities including 17m lap pool, spa pool & sauna. Dine in the award winning Portlander Bar & Grill steakhouse.

Per Room From

Self Cont.

70 Tory St, central CBD, close to shopping, restaurants & Te Papa Museum. Featuring 89 guest rooms, spacious stylish contemporary design with modern conveniences. Kitchen & laundry facilities, leather lounge suites, LCD TV’s, FREE Unlimited WiFi, & balconies. Superior room types are located on higher floors providing enhanced views. Secure parking (paid direct)

VALUE ADD: Book two weekend nights (Fri & Sat) in a Standard room and receive complimentary upgrade to a fully refurbished Deluxe room (subject to availability)

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Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Standard Guestroom

$294 $382 $509

$338 $424 $560

$324 $420 $560

Deluxe Guestroom Club Guestroom

QT Museum Wellington

Hotel / Self Cont.

QT Museum Wellington captures the heart of NZ’s creative capital as it draws on the city’s vibrant cultural playground. Sit harbourside and immerse yourself in a fascinating fusion of high and lowbrow art as you explore one of the country’s most eccentric art collections. You’ll find Te Papa, Courtenay Place a short 5 minute stroll. This Boutique hotel includes a restaurant, an indoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchens.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Harbour View Room

$248 $355 $299 $422

$248 $374 $309 $459

$273 $391 $329 $464

Executive Studio 1 Bedroom Suite 2 Bedroom Suite

Mount Victoria view Credit: Wellington Resource Hub

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*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events.


ZEALANDIA ECO-SANCTUARY

MARTINBOROUGH GOURMET WINE TOUR

ZEALANDIA by Day - Join a two hour exploration of Wellington’s eco-sanctuary lead by an expert guide. Tours

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

Operated by Tranzit Tours Ex Wellington

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).

Per person

ZEALANDIA by Day (Child: 5-17yrs)

$189

ZEALANDIA by Night (Child: 12-17yrs)

Adult

Child

$52 $80

$26 $38

WETA STUDIO TOURS WELLINGTON CITY TOUR

Departing daily you will experience the best attractions and must see landmarks of this vibrant city and get off the typical tourist trail. Gain a 360° view of the city from Mount Victoria, experience the rugged south coast seas and explore interesting quaint villages throughout the city. View the Beehive and Parliament Buildings and take a wander around the Botanical Gardens. Take a ride on the famous cable car (optional at own cost) but most of all sit back and enjoy Wellington at its finest! See Wellington through the eyes of a local, it’s the perfect introduction to New Zealand’s Capital City. We also offer you to get Off the Beaten Track with our Palliser Bay Tour or enjoy a local tipple (or two!) with Wellington’s Craft Beer Tour. Depart from the Wellington i-Site*. Departs: 10am and 2pm daily. Returns: 12.30pm and 4.30pm daily. * Winter and Public Holiday timetable may apply.

Weta Studio Tours is your gateway to immersive filmmaking experiences in Wellington, New Zealand. Our 2.5hr There and Back Again tour takes you inside the world of practical effects facility Weta Workshop with a guided round trip! Your ticket includes return transfers from Wellington i-SITE to Weta Studio Tours in Miramar, with a behind-the-scenes tour of a special area of Weta Workshop. Your tour driver will highlight iconic Wellington film sites as you journey to the Weta Cave. Snap photos with our Hobbit trolls, wander through our mini museum, and browse our retail store. It’s full of limited edition collectibles, apparel, books, and more! Your ticket also includes guaranteed, priority seating to our short behind-the-scenes documentary about the history of Weta’s creativity. A Weta Workshop crew member will then guide you on a tour through a special area of the Workshop. Check out the props, costumes, and weapons from The Hobbit, Avatar, and more. Hear tales of filmmaking, see artists at work on our tour stage, and learn the secrets behind the movie magic! Departs: Daily: 9am, 10:30am, 12 pm, 1.30pm Cancellations or changes must be made 48 hours in advance.

Operated by Hammonds Wellington Tours

Adult

Child (4-14 yrs)

Operated by Weta Workshop

Adult

Child (6-12 yrs)

Wellington City Tour

$49

$25

Weta Studio Tour

$82

$50

Hop on board and experience Wellington’s original sightseeing tour, the perfect introduction to Wellington City. Hammonds Wellington Tours are nearing 60 years young so genuinely know all the hidden secrets of this amazing city.

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

Half Day Middle-Earth Film Locations - A wonderful small group half day film locations experience with your own guide. The tour will take you to the filming locations for Rivendell, the Anduin River, the Gardens of Isengard plus many many more locations. Four hours duration, pick up 9.00am or 1.30pm. Includes Entry fees, Refreshments, morning or afternoon tea. Full day Middle Earth Film Locations - Includes all of the half day

sites plus travel further afield to the majestic Rivendell location, also see where the locations of Helms Deep, Minas Tirith Gardens of Isengard and the River Anduin were filmed. A gourmet café lunch where the stars ate while living in Wellington and tour the Weta Cave and the new Window into Workshop exhibition to see the magic of Weta Workshops’ creative film making. Departs 9am returns 5.00pm, min 2 people.

TE PAPA - FAR MORE THAN JUST A MUSEUM

Capital Craft Beer Tour - Join us for a Craft Beer & Food tour

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

Te Papa is New Zealand’s innovative and interactive national museum located on Wellington’s spectacular waterfront. The Museum has attracted over 21 million visitors since opening in 1998 and is a ‘must see’ on any visitor’s itinerary. Its name literally means ‘container of treasures’. Explore the great treasures and stories of this country – its unique natural environment, Maori culture and taonga (treasures), art heritage and fascinating history. This is no ordinary museum! With a combination of the latest technology & classic story-telling, Te Papa educates, entertains and inspires. Open: 10am - 6pm every day (except Christmas Day). General admission is free.

Adult

Child (3-12 yrs)

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

$175

$88

$385

$193

$970

-

Half Day Middle-Earth Film Locations Full Day Middle-Earth Film Locations Capital Craft Beer Tour (1-2 people)

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

Introducing Te Papa Tour (60 minutes)

Adult

Child (15 yrs and under)

$20

$10

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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 & crafts trails make this a very popular region for ‘Kiwis’ and international visitors. Vineyard Lunch. Credit: MarlboroughNZ.com]

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

PICTON TO: Nelson 144 kms, 2 hrs

14 Oct 2017 Abel Tasman Coastal Classic

Blenheim 30 kms, 25 mins

11 - 27 Oct 2017 Nelson Arts Festival

Kaikoura 160 kms, 2 hrs 15 mins Christchurch 342 kms, 5 hrs NELSON TO: Collingwood 135 kms, 2 hr 20 mins

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Jan 2018 – Nelson Jazz & Blues Festival 10 Feb 2018 Marlborough Wine Festival

Kaiteriteri 65 kms, 1 hr 15 mins

24 Mar 2018 – MarchFest (beer festival)

Greymouth 290 kms, 4 hrs 10 minss

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TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS: » Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand’s only coastal national park. » The 51 km 3-4 day Abel Tasman guided walk is very popular. » Nelson Lakes National Park is an alpine experience. » Kahurangi National Park (New Zealand’s 2nd largest) is predominantly a wilderness experience and home to the Heaphy Track.

» Pupu Springs, near Golden Bay are reputed to be the world’s clearest springs. » With 1,500 kms of coastline the Marlborough Sounds is a boaties paradise with lots of hidden inlets & sheltered bays, perfect for kayaking and cruising. » The 71 km Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds takes 3-5 days and offers stunning ridgeline views. » Fresh seafood, in particular blue cod, snapper, salmon, terakihi, scallops and greenshell mussels. » Grab a Marlborough Wine Trail map for a choice of over 40 cellar doors to visit.


Raetihi Lodge

MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS

Farewell Spit

Golden Bay

Collingwood Heaphy Track

Wellington

Abel Tasman Track Marahau Kaiteriteri

Takaka Motueka

Kahurangi National Park

Renwick

$300 $370 $78

Garden View

Queen Charlotte Track

One way water taxi transfer from

Picton

Furneaux Lodge

MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS

Hosted

Located at the head of Endeavour Inlet in the heart of New Zealand’s Marlborough Sounds - the perfect setting for weddings, weekend breaks, family holidays or an overnight stop when walking or biking the Queen Charlotte Track. Furneaux Lodge accommodation options include14 wellappointed suites with ensuites and private decks, self-contained 2 bedroom cottages with kitchenettes and hiker cabins. Our restaurant menus focus on fresh local ingredients and Marlborough Wine.

Blenheim

Murchison Reefton

13 Nov 17 - 03 Apr 18

Sea View

Nelson

Paparoa National Park

Per Room From

Marlborough Sounds

Havelock

Karamea

Hosted

Enjoy the perfect escape from everyday life at Raetihi Lodge, nestled in the stunning Marlborough Sounds. Extensively rebuilt, our accommodation and facilities are rated 4 star plus. Perfect for relaxing in the peaceful Sounds atmosphere. Enjoy complimentary use of kayaks, mountain bikes, SUP paddle boards and fishing rods during your stay. Water taxi transfer ex Picton required. Closed 15 May - 12 Nov 17.

Nelson Lakes National Park Clarence River

Per Room From

Oct 17 - May 18

Endeavour Suite

$355 $376 $55

Chalet One way water taxi transfer from

Arthur’s Pass National Park PICTON Lake Kaniere

Aldan Lodge Motel

Waipara

Self Cont.

Mt Hutt

Christchurch

hven Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Studio from

$139 $167 $202 $25

$148 $177 $214 $27

$150 $180 $218 $27

1 Bedroom (1-3)

Canterbury Bight

Temuka Timaru

BLENHEIM

2 Bedroom (1-4) Extra Person

Picton Beachcomber Inn

Commodore Court Motel

Self Cont.

Picton Beachcomber Inn is located right on the waterfront of Picton, just 2 minutes’ walk from the main street and 800 metres from the ferry terminal. The hotel features 35 hotel rooms, guest laundry, offstreet parking and a restaurant & bar with views overlooking the marina.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Standard

$157 $185

$188 $219

$167 $197

Superior

BLENHEIM

Chateau Marlborough

173 Middle Renwick Rd, conveniently located 5 mins drive to airport & town centre, 7 mins walk to restaurants & supermarket. Easy drive to renowned wineries. Featuring 20 ground floor units, all with kitchen facilities, SKY TV & internet access. On site BBQ area, children’s play ground & swimming pool. Breakfast service available.

Waihao River

Waitaki River

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Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Studio

$139 $167 $202 $25

$148 $177 $214 $27

$150 $180 $218 $27

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-4) Extra Person

BLENHEIM

Scenic Marlborough

Hotel

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Superior Room

$161

$205

$168

*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 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

Cnr High & Henry Sts. Extensively refurbished, this luxury boutique accommodation overlooks Seymour Square Gardens & is only 2 mins walk to shops, restaurants & nightlife. Units include kitchenettes, LCD TV’s & A/C. On-site restaurant & wine bar, swimming pool, fitness centre, day spa & conference facilities.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Superior Studio

$185 $244 $310

$243 $287 $315

$222 $259 $329

Chateau Studio Grand Room

BLENHEIM

Marlborough Lodge

Hosted

The Marlborough Lodge, with its ten luxurious rooms is surrounded by 6.5 hectares of mature trees and established gardens and vineyards stretching out on all sides. Our 24 hour Reception/Concierge will ensure all your needs are met. Your stay at the Marlborough Lodge includes a mouth-watering gourmet dining experience that showcases all that our part of the world is justifiably famous for.

Located in the heart of Marlborough, a recent multi-million dollar renovation has left this modern property sparkling with style & comfort. Whether for business or pleasure, you’ll enjoy the plush new features including aircon, 42-inch LCD TV, desk area with fully integrated media hub, mood lighting & our signature kiwi-made wool & down bedding.

BONUS OFFER: FREE Wifi

Hotel

86 Wellington Street, Quiet location, 1 km to Interislander ferry terminal, walking distance to restaurant & adjacent to shopping complex. Ground floor & two storey units, all of which include kitchen facilities, TV, DVD, heating and electric blankets. Guest Laundry & car wash area. BBQ & children’s play ground.

Pegasus Bay Darfield

PICTON

Per Room From Lodge Room Lodge Suite BONUS OFFER: Includes Breakfast & Dinner

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Premium Suite

Jun Oct 17

Nov 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

$1,125 $1,299 $1,407

$1,500 $1,735 $1,875

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

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Balmoral Motel

NELSON

Quality Inn Nelson

NELSON

Self Cont.

47 Muritai Street, Tahunanui, Nelson, 5 mins drive to Nelson airport and 10 mins drive to the city centre. Strolling distance to beautiful Tahunanui Beach, cafes & restaurants. 14 spacious self contained units with full cooking facilities. Solar heated swimming pool, Sky TV & internet access.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Studio

$139 $167 $202

$148 $177 $214

$150 $180 $218

Studio

$157 $185 $209

$219 $243 $287

$197 $222 $259

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

Rutherford Hotel Nelson A Heritage Hotel

NELSON

Hotel

Located in central Nelson, this property provides easy access to many local points of interest. Property features includes complimentary WiFi, swimming pool, restaurant/ bar, guest laundry and free off street carparking. This Nelson property is wellequipped with each room offering fully airconditioned rooms, gym access, Sky TV, some rooms have kitchen facilities, all rooms have tea and coffee making facilities.

Deluxe Superior

Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco

NELSON

Hotel

Trafalgar Square. Centrally located offering 113 rooms comprising of Premium Room & Suites. Superb dining at 2 diverse restaurants include seafood & Japanese cuisine, as well as an in-house bar & café. Other facilities include 24hr room service, outdoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, car parking & internet connection.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Premium

$213 $69

$255 $69

$219 $69

Extra person

GOLDEN BAY

Studio Apartment

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Standard Room

$149 $178 $227 $265

$188 $217 $265 $304

$180 $200 $230 $258

Studio Apartment BONUS: Courtesy airport shuttle available on request.

Self Cont.

Grand Mercure Nelson is the perfect retreat, Guests have the choice of charming hotel rooms or self contained studios, 1 & 2 bedroom cottages. There’s plenty on offer – onsite restaurant, health spa, outdoor pool, gym & craftsman jeweller. Free Wifi access in all rooms.

One Bedroom Spa Cottage Two Bedroom Cottage (1-4)

Ratanui Lodge

Hotel

Ratanui is a 10 room boutique Hotel and Dining Room across the street from Pohara Beach in Golden Bay, with easy access to the northern Abel Tasman National Park walking tracks and sea kayaking, Farewell Spit, and Pupu Springs. Each room features luxurious down bedding, private ensuite, robes, tea and coffee making facilities, small refrigerator, SkyTV with flatscreen television, and continental breakfast and free wifi.

Per Room From

Sep - Oct 17

Nov 17 - Mar 18

Deluxe Room B&B

$205 $229

$335 $365

Pool View Room B&B

Abel Tasman National Park, Nelson. Credit: Gareth Eiyres

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*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events.


Totaranui Awaroa Onetahuti

Kaiteriteri Marahau

Falls River

Bark Bay

Torrent Bay Adele Island Anchorage Pitt Head Te Pukatea Bay

WILSONS ABEL TASMAN GUIDED WALK New Zealand’s finest coastal trail is found in Abel Tasman National Park. The well-formed track weaves through lush native forest, and along golden beaches fringed with azure waters and sculpted granite headlands. Stay at Beachfront Lodges. Optional walking each day so this trip is ideal for groups of different ages, abilities and interests. Available all year. Includes: • Knowledgeable host guides, meals • Twin/double share accommodation (ensuite) • Launch cruise

Per Adult 3 day/2 night Guided Walk 5 day/4 night Guided Walk 3 day/2 night Kayak & Walk Combo 5 day/4 night Kayak & Walk Combo

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

Day 1:

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

Day 2:

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

Day 3:

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

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

Shoulder Season 1-31 Oct, 20-31 Jan & 1-30 Apr

Day 4:

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

$1,379 $1,946 $1,496 $2,077

$1,238 $1,829 $1,355 $1,960

Day 5:

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

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

Note: Kayak & Walk Combo: on day 3, kayak from Onetahuti, through Tonga Island Marine Reserve to Torrent Bay. On day 5, kayak from Torrent Bay to Marahau/Kaiteriteri. 3-day itinerary: excludes days 2 and 4. May be reversed on some departures. Please ask for a copy of their comprehensive brochure.

QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK - GUIDED OR INDEPENDENT WALK OPTIONS Located at the top of the South Island in the majestic Marlborough Sounds. This 71km 4 day/3 night walk requires a moderate level of fitness. Highlights include panoramic coastal views, lush native forest, ECO tour & 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 & eco-tour experience, 3 nights twin share accommodation, water transport to & from the track, boat transfers of luggage each day, all meals (excluding Breakfast Day 1) & snacks & 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 & luggage transfer each day plus back to Picton. Please ask for a copy of the full itinerary. Operated by Marlborough Sound Adventure Company Guided Walk Independent Walk

Adult Twin Share

$1,940 $840

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

MARLBOROUGH TOUR COMPANY

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

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

Marlborough Wine Iconic Tour - Marlborough

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

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

Taste Marlborough - This tour has been created for visitors who love great wine and those who want to learn more about the region, the wineries, the wines and the people who create them. Taste Marlborough is a full day wine tour through a selection of boutique and iconic wineries, a group of wineries 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.

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

Per Person

$207 $207

Marlborough Wine Iconic Tour Taste Marlborough

Per Person

$130 $95

Full Day Guided Kayak Half Day Kayak

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

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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 & 1.30pm; Winter (May - Sep) 9am & 1.30pm.

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

Early Bird Eco Cruise - Seals, dolphins, penguins, gannets and shearwaters abound on this 55 minute cruise to

Motuara Island where early morning bird song greets you as you step ashore. Motuara Island is a bird sanctuary and safe haven for many rare species, including the South Island Saddleback and Bush Robin. Small blue penguins nest alongside a well formed track which gradually climbs to a spectacular vantage point built above the forest canopy. You will have approximately 2 hours to explore the Island. Includes a Flora and Fauna identification sheet and map. Departs: Daily (Oct-Apr) 8am, returns to Picton: 1pm or 4.30pm.

Full Day Wine Tour - Visit approximately 6-7 venues, includes wine

tasting. Lunch own expense. Departs daily 10.30am returns 4.30pm – 5pm.

Full Day Cruise & 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 being 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 & 10am; Winter May-Sep 9am.

Full Day Gourmet Wine Experience - Departs Nov - Apr 10.30am

returns 5pm, (set itinerary) includes lunch.

Half Day Wine Tour - Departs daily 1.30pm. Returns 5.30pm. Note: Scenic touring options also available, details on request.

Per Person

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

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$94 $237 $75

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

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Adult

Child (5-15 yrs)

$85 $95 $85

$43 $48 $43


WILSONS ABEL TASMAN Kayak, Seals & Walk (Guided sea kayak, Unguided walk) - Do it all in one day! Start Kaiteriteri 9 am with our “Split Apple Paddle” guided sea kayak, exploring the sheltered Kaiteriteri coastline to iconic Split Apple Rock formation. Return to Kaiteriteri around noon where you farewell your Guide. Have lunch at a local café or order a picnic to enjoy on board the Vista Cruise, departing 1 pm for a scenic boat ride along the coast into the heart of the Park. Pause to view the antics of seals on Tonga Island before landing at historic Tonga Quarry Beach 2 pm. Walk through native forest, around the Bark Bay waterfall track and on to idyllic Medlands Cove for your boat pick up at 5.05pm to cruise back to Kaiteriteri 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) Nelson Abel Tasman Seals & Beach Walk - For a walk to experience everything in the Park: wildlife, history,

HAPPY VALLEY ADVENTURES 4x4 Motorbike Adventures – the Bayview circuit is the most popular ride. Explore over 14km of tracks through

native forest & long, golden beaches this trip is for you. Departs Kaiteriteri 9.20 am & 1pm. Cruise to 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).

Skywire - The world’s longest flying fox, the Skywire is designed to reveal the striking natural beauty of Happy

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

This tourism award-winning operation has been providing countless visitors with fun & pleasure for over 10 years. beautiful native bush. Ride up into the hills to take in spectacular views of the surrounding bays. While returning to base, have a play on the ‘fun track’ with its sweeping bends & puddles. Includes light refreshments. Departs: from 8am till late, allow 2.5 hours.

Valley. A combination flying fox & chairlift sees riders in a four-person carriage soar 1.6 kilometres across a native forest valley reaching speeds up to 100kph – and then 1.6km backwards! Mixed with this is absolute peace & quiet. Lasting memories of the wonderful views of the native forest & silence broken only by the chorus of native birds. Not for the faint hearted but definitely for those who want a thrill without a sense of terror. Allow 1 hr.

Kayak, Seals & Walk - ex Nelson (Child 10-14 yrs) Nelson Abel Tasman Seals & Beach Walk - ex Kaiteriteri (Child 5-14 yrs) Nelson Abel Tasman Seals & Beach Walk - ex Nelson (Child 5-14 yrs)

2.5 hr Horse Trek - Guided Horse Trek - All levels of ability are catered for. Our treks include a variety of

terrain including river crossings & hill trails, with breathtaking mountain & sea views along the way. Helmets are provided. Duration 2.5 hrs.

4x4 Motorbike Adventures Skywire

Adult

Child (under 17 yrs)

$135 $85

$35 $55

Child

$90 $109 $34 $54

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

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

$125

2.5 hr Horse Trek (Per Person)

Adult

$150 $190 $68 $107

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

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

General Entry

Adult

Child (5-15 yrs)

$24

$10

TRAIL JOURNEYS NELSON 1 Day Nelson to Mapua Adventure – self

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

1 Day Cycle & Sail Loop - This one-day self-

guided cycle and sail adventure takes in some of the most stunning scenery on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail and the amazing experience of Sailing in the Tasman Bay. You can choose which direction. Cycle in the morning, return by sail in the afternoon, or sail then cycle. Cycling the Coastal section of the 'Great Taste Trail' must be experienced. Enjoy craft breweries and wineries or stop in at the World of Wearable Art Museum. With boardwalks, swing bridges, bird life and the white sandy beaches of Rabbit Island, you will appreciate life as you meander along the trail. Your destination – Mapua Wharf is a vibrant hub of galleries, studios, restaurants, wine bars, cafés, shops and the Golden Bear Boutique Brewery. A perfect destination for lunch while sampling the relaxed atmosphere and vibe.

1 Day Nelson to Mapua Adventure – self guided 1 Day Cycle & Sail Loop

Adult

Child (under 17 yrs)

$93 $202

$93 $151

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 Maori legends about the spit, have refreshments in our lighthouse keepers 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.

Farewell Spit Eco Tour

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Child (under 16 yrs)

$155

$58

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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 Kaikoura coastline. Kaikoura, Canterbury. Photo Credit: Sarah Orme

DRIVING DISTANCES: KAIKOURA TO: Hanmer Springs (Inland route) 129 kms, 2 hrs Christchurch 185 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins Picton 160 kms, 2 hrs 15 mins HANMER SPRINGS TO: Christchurch 135 kms, 1 hrs 30 mins Greymouth 218 kms, 3 hrs

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TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS: » Kaikoura’s nutrient rich waters make it a favourite location for a host of marine life. Sperm whales frequent the waters year round, migratory Humpbacks arrive in June & Orca whales over the summer. Permanent residents include the tiny Hector dolphins & the high spirited Dusky dolphins. Royal Albatross & a huge variety of other pelagic birds, plus frisky seals.

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

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» The Hanmer Springs thermal Murchison pools and spa have been attracting visitors for over 100 Reefton years to relax & 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 & Sauvignon wines.

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Clarence River Hanmer Forest Park

Kaikoura Hanmer Springs Waipara

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KAIKOURA

Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge

Self Cont.

18 Churchill St. only 400 meters from town centre, close to whale watch & attractions, 20 superior self contained units, double glazed windows, wireless Internet access, SKY TV. Some with large corner spa baths, air-conditioning & fantastic coastal & mountain views. Solar swimming pool, sauna, BBQ, guest laundry, free off street parking, adjacent to park/playground, continental breakfast available.

Per Room From

Jun Aug 17

Sep 17 Apr 18

May Aug 18

Studio

$150 $163 $185 $207

$182 $198 $223 $244

$175 $185 $210 $232

Deluxe Spa Bath Studio 1 Bedroom (1-4) 2 Bedroom (1-4)

KAIKOURA

Bendamere House B&B

Hosted

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

HANMER SPRINGS

Jun - Sep 17

Oct - Sep 18

$250 $250 $250 $250

$260 $260 $260 $260

Settlers Motel

Self Cont.

Studio from 1 Bedroom *BONUS: FREE Wifi, laundry & use of towels for thermal pools.

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1 Bedroom Chalet 2 Bedroom (1-4)

Jun - Oct 17

Nov 17 - Sep 18

$238 $269 $319 $319

$244 $282 $325 $325

Clear Ridge Apartments

Self Cont.

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

1 Bedroom Apartment

$243 $339 $44

$300 $338 $50

$250 $310 $50

2 Bedroom Apartment (1-4) *NOTE: Xmas surcharges apply.

Extra Person

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Jun Sep 17

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Apr Sep 18

Standard

$169 $194 $225

$182 $213 $238

$173 $198 $319

Family Suite (1-2)

KAIKOURA

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses

Hosted

Nestled between mountains & ocean in a spectacular setting, 10 mins north of the eco-marine destination Kaikoura. The lodge brings together contemporary architecture, furnishings & local flavours from an in-house chef. Choose from a luxurious lodge suite or Tree House nestled 10m above a native tree grove. Guest facilities: 15m lap pool, swimming pond, hot tub & mountain bikes. Jun Sep 17

Per Room From

$788 $1,078 Upper Branch Treehouse DBB $1,078 Family Tree House (1-4) DBB $1,402 Lodge Room DBB

Hapuku Room DBB

Includes full breakfast & 3 course dinner.

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Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

$918 $1,240 $1,240 $1,699

$788 $1,079 $1,186 $1,402

Heritage Hanmer Springs

Hotel / Self Cont.

Beautiful, landmark property located in the heart of the Hanmer Springs alpine village just a short walk to the famous Thermal Pools. 37 well appointed rooms, 16 Garden Deluxe rooms set among landscaped gardens plus 11 self contained villas. Complimentary tennis court, outdoor pool(seasonal), petanque court, car parking and plenty of space to relax, Isobel’s Restaurant and conference facilities on site. 2GB complimentary Wifi.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Superior

$188 $219 $219 $363

$213 $244 $244 $375

$194 $219 $219 $369

Deluxe Garden Deluxe 3 Bedroom (1-6)

The St James

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Self Cont.

20 Chisholm Crescent. Luxury accommodation right in the centre of the village. Stylish design, stunning views & genuine hospitality make this a luxury haven to relax & unwind at the start or end of your south island tour. All units have luxury bathrooms, air con., underfloor heating & balconies or patios. Free wifi, laundry facilities & use of pool towels, DVD’s & BBQ.

28 Jacks Pass Road. Centrally located across from the golf course and close to thermal pools, cafés and shops. These high quality apartments have balconies and alpine views. Property features: Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool & Spa Pool, 42” Plasma with DVD Player and DVD Collection, 50+ Channels on SKY TV, Free Wifi, Full equipped kitchen, Full Laundry, Double Deluxe Spa Bath, Free Parking, In-Suite Spa Therapies, Outdoor BBQ & Disability access units (2).

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Per Room From Deluxe

6 Leamington Street, peaceful setting, just a short stroll to the Thermal Pools, village shops & restaurants. Rooms are cozy with double glazing & heat pumps/air-con. Kitchenettes, 12 channel TV’s & DVD player. Complimentary DVD library of over 400 for guests enjoyment. Settlers is a Qualmark rated 5 star boutique motel. Highly rated on TripAdvisor.

Per Room From

Self Cont.

A relaxing and quiet waterfront property, offering quality and stylish accommodation located on the Esplanade in iconic Kaikoura. We offer a range of 5 Star and 4 Star Qualmark Motel rated studios and self-contained apartments. Our 5 Star Premium studios include ocean views and a hydrotherapy spa bath en-suite. Café Encounter, shopping and all activities are in close vicinity. Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking, Gardens, BBQ, Guest Laundry, Cooking Facilities.

37 Adelphi Terrace, Bendamere House boosts 4 quality ensuite rooms all with balconies where you can enjoy the spectacular ocean and mountain views. Expansive lawns and gardens to relax and soak up the wonders of the town. Minutes’ walk to the restaurants and township below. Free wifi in all rooms and coin operated laundry facilities on site.

Per Room From

White Morph

KAIKOURA

Per Room From Deluxe Studio Executive Spa Studio 1 Bedroom Spa Unit *BONUS: FREE Wifi.

2 Bedroom Connection Unit (1-4)

Jun - Aug 17

Sep 17 - Aug 18

$210 $265 $320 $420

$230 $285 $340 $460

Select Braemar Lodge & Spa

Luxury

283 Medway Rd. Located 10 minutes drive from quaint Hanmer Springs Village Select Braemar Lodge & Spa features 24 superbly appointed suites each with a private balcony, most with private outdoor hot-tubs and some with uninterrupted mountain views. Featuring unparalleled levels of service, comfort & style, the Lodge offers Altitude Restaurant & Bar, Spa Braemar, plus 3 conference rooms.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Medway Suite

$263 $338 $388 $588

$325 $425 $494 $688

$263 $338 $388 $588

Medway Spa Suite Deluxe View Spa Suite *BONUS: FREE upgrade! From Medway Suite to Medway Spa Suite. Subject to availability. *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 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.

Braemar Suite

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SEAL SWIM KAIKOURA Snorkelling with wild New Zealand Fur Seals, in the shallow waters of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula, is truly a unique experience. All equipment is provided & 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 & 12.30pm Nov Mar, plus on demand during Oct -Nov & Apr - May. Duration 2.5 hr, Accommodation transfers within Kaikoura township available if prebooked

WHALE WATCH® KAIKOURA

Boat Based Tour

Adult

Child (14 yrs & under)

$110

$70

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, Orca (killer whales), tiny Hector dolphins, the high spirited Dusky dolphins and fur seals. 4 sailings daily, conditions permitting. Pre-booking essential. Departs 7.15am, 10am, 12.45pm also 3.30pm during summer.

Whale Watch Kaikoura

Adult

Child (3-15 yrs)

$154

$62

WINGS OVER WHALES Experience Kaikoura’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, Kaikoura is a spectacular place. Whale watching by aeroplane offers the unique perspective of viewing the entire whale from head to tail as he breathes on the ocean’s surface. You will have your own window seat and the opportunity to clearly view and photograph Kaikoura’s marine wildlife during your 30-minute flight from the comfort of a high winged aircraft. Wings Over Whales Kaikoura and their friendly, professional team welcome individuals, groups and those with children, infants and limited mobility.

Scenic Flight Experience - 30 mins

Adult

Child (3-14 yrs)

$180

$75

KAIKOURA ENCOUNTERS Dolphin Encounter - The dusky dolphins that reside

along the Kaikoura coastline are known as the most acrobatic dolphins in the world & whether you choose to swim with the dolphins in their natural environment or stay dry & watch from the boat, the dolphins of Kaikoura will astound you! Departs: Three times a day in the summer & twice daily in the winter. Tours are usually around 3.5 hrs in duration. Note: Advance bookings are essential due to the high demand for this activity. Tours are subject to sea conditions. Min. age to swim 8 yrs, min. age to watch 5 yrs.

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

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Adult

Child (14 yrs & under)

$175 $95 $125

$160 $50 $60

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KAIKOURA KAYAKS Kaikoura’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 & 4:30pm Oct-March, 9:00am & 1:00pm April-Sept.

Half Day Guided Seal Kayaking Tour

Adult

Child (12 yrs & under)

$99

$70


HANMER SPRINGS THERMAL POOLS & SPA Nestled in the magnificent South Island high country, just 90 minutes from Christchurch, The Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa is the perfect place to rebalance and unwind. The Thermal Pools have been attracting visitors for more than 125 years, all seeking the benefits of the natural mineral waters, clear alpine air and uplifting environment. Set in the heart of the village they offer 15 open-air thermal pools of varying temperatures, private thermal pools, sauna and steam rooms, heated freshwater pools with lazy river as well as large family activity pool and children’s AquaPlay area, and three waterslides including the new SuperBowl. Their international Spa, The Spa at Hanmer Springs, specializes in offering spa, body and beauty treatments to enhance the wellbeing of our customers. All of these facilities are set amongst landscaped gardens offering picnic areas and licensed café.

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. 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 pool, Towel hire. Per Person

$47 $160 $180 $160 $195

Super Pass (includes towel) Spa Pass (includes towel) Pools Single Entry + Towel Hire Return Same Day Entry

Adult

Child (3-15yrs)

Family (2AD+3CH)

$29 $34

$17 $20

$85 $95

Alpine Aqua Revitaliser Alpine Aqua Vichy Hot Stone Therapy Package

HANMER SPRINGS ATTRACTION Jet the Gorge – a thrilling 30 minute jet boat ride of the entire length of Hanmer’s spectacular Waiau Gorge. Take in the magnificent scenery, then hold on tight while you experience the famous “Hamilton 360 degree jet spin” - Excitement plus. Narrow gorges, braided shallows, white water rapids, this ride has it all. Departs: 11am, 1pm and 3.00pm. (Child 3-13 yrs) River Rafting – with lots of flat water and a max of 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 & all safety equipment. Allow 2 hours, min. age 6 yrs. (Child 6-13 yrs). Departs: 10am & 2pm.

4 Wheel Quad Bikes – Great fun amongst awesome scenery. Challenge yourself as

you tackle river bed creek crossings & muddy farmland trails. Fully guided, no experience necessary as all training is provided. We give you the freedom to ride safely to the conditions & within your ability! Allow 2 hrs. Departs: 10am & 2pm. (Child: 12-13yrs Min. 12 yrs riding solo, 6 yrs as passenger).

Bungy - Take a blood surging 35 metre leap from the historic Waiau Ferry Bridge, a truly

New Zealand experience. We issue souvenir t-shirts, certificates to all who dare to jump & photographs are available from our on site shop and café. Note: jumpers must be over 35kg and at least 12 yrs old & must fit safety equipment. (Child 12-13 yrs).

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 Thrillseekers Adventures Jet the Gorge River Rafting 4 Wheel Quad Bikes

Adult

Child

$121 $159 $159

$66 $93 $93 $159

Bungy (Per Person) Hanmer Spring Canoes

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$159

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Spring Punt at Avon River. Credit: Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism.

FACT FILE DRIVING DISTANCES: CHRISTCHURCH TO: Akaroa 82 kms, 1 hr 30 mins Picton 342 kms, 5 hrs Kaikoura 185 kms, 2 hrs 35 mins Hanmer Springs 135 kms, 1 hr 30 mins Methven 94 kms, 1 hr 15 mins Greymouth 255 kms, 3 hrs 45 mins Franz Josef Glacier 396 kms, 5 hrs 40 mins Mount Cook 331 kms, 4 hrs 45 mins Dunedin 365 kms, 5 hrs 10 mins

SPECIAL EVENTS: 11-18 Nov 2017 - New Zealand Cup & Show Week 18-28 Jan 2018 - World Buskers Festival

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS: » The 30 hectare Botanic Gardens in Hagley Park, arguably New Zealand’s best. » Punting on the River Avon through the centre of town or Hagley Park. » Scenic Ocean to Alp views and back across Christchurch from the Port Hills.

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» 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, 90 mins drive from Christchurch.

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Christchurch Lyttelton

CHRISTCHURCH AIRPORT

Airport Gateway Motor Lodge

Self Cont.

45 Roydvale Avenue. Closest motel to airport in quiet park-like surroundings. On bus route to the city & shopping malls. A range of accommodation to suit all budgets. Each unit has cooking facilities (kitchens or kitchenettes), flat screen TV’s, SKY TV, mini bar & ample off street parking. Complimentary airport transfers are available 24 hours a day.

Per Room From

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Sep 17 Apr 18

May Aug 18

Economy Studio

$148 $159 $212 $201

$174 $187 $262 $237

$163 $175 $233 $221

1 Bedroom Economy 2 Bedroom Premium BONUS: FREE Wifi.

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Banks Peninsula

Templeton Lake Ellesmere

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.

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Akaroa

Sudima Christchurch Airport

Hotel

550 Memorial Avenue. 700m from airport, adjacent to Antarctic Centre. Hotel facilities: 24-hr room service, restaurant and bar, complimentary 24-hr airport transfers, complimentary standard Wi-Fi, complimentary parking and easy access to State highway. Rooms feature complimentary tea and coffee, Sky TV, broadband internet, iron/ironing board and hair dryer.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Superior Room

$205 $269

$219 $282

$188 $250

Executive Room

*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 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.


Commodore Airport Hotel

Hotel.

Jun Sep 17

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Inner Urban

$93 $112 $172

$100 $134 $207

$93 $112 $177

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The Ashley Hotel

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Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

King Room

$156 $51

$166 $54

$156 $54

Extra person

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CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Ibis Christchurch

Hotel

AV E LN

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Standard Room

$182 $34

$205 $34

$163 $44

Extra person

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CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Novotel Christchurch

Hotel

Addington

CO LIN

SHERBORNE ST

6

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

NORTH

ST BARBADOES

DURHAM

MADRAS STREET

GLOUCESTER STREET 15 Cathedral 9 14 Square WORCHESTER ST 16 7 HEREFORD STREET 4 CASHEL ST LICHFIELD ST 10 ST ASAPH ST

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Christchurch City Park Lodge

Self Cont.

25 spacious & self contained motel style units. All units are non smoking & serviced daily. Sky Guest Select 50+ channels in all units. Walk to Botanic Gardens, golf course, museum, CBD & the RE:Start mall. Westfield Mall, Mona Vale & Riccarton House & Bush a 10 minute walk away. Train station 5 minute drive. Airport 15 minutes by car. Bus stop outside motel. Restaurant on site.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Studio

$139 $167 $202 $25

$148 $177 $214 $27

$150 $180 $218 $27

1 Bedroom (1-3) 2 Bedroom (1-4) Extra person

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Chateau On The Park, a DoubleTree by Hilton

Hotel

Nestled amongst 5-acres of gardens, this hotel boasts a moat, a vineyard and a beautiful rose garden. This tranquil, resort-like property is minutes from the city, and within walking distance to a number of Christchurch attractions. Select a refurbished Guest Room, a Garden View Room or the Junior Suite with a jetted tub.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Deluxe Room

$159 $197 $272

$200 $238 $313

$183 $220 $295

Deluxe Balcony Room Junior Suite

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Ramada Suites Christchurch

Self Cont.

Ramada Suites Christchurch offers modern apartments all with kitchens and in room laundry facilities, Free Wifi and Free onsite parking. Ramada Christchurch also has an A Grade seismic rating. Located in the heart of the city, close to cafés, restaurants and shops. Our convenient location, comfortable facilities and our friendly team we will make your stay in Christchurch a memorable one.

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Per Room From

Superior Room

$230 $269 $59

$262 $300 $59

$230 $305 $59

Studio Room

*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 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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Novotel Christchurch is a modern hotel tower, perfectly located in the heart of Cathedral Square and the developing CBD, shopping precincts, attractions & entertainment area. Featuring 154 rooms, high-end amenities & Wifi (surcharge). Facilities include guest laundry, valet laundry service, restaurant, bar, tour/sight-seeing assistance, concierge, conference rooms, valet car parking, parking, fitness centre & business centre/computer stations.

Executive Room

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Located in the CBD, Ibis Christchurch offers 155 well appointed rooms with Sky TV, pay movies, fridges, wifi and tea & coffee making facilities. OOPEN Restaurant & Bar is located on level one and offers menus full of fresh local produce. Complimentary internet access is offered in our public areas of the Hotel and four computer stations are available in the lobby. Ibis is a short walk to many of the cities attractions, restaurants, cafes, Botanical Gardens & the Museum.

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Railway Station

106 Manderville Street, Riccarton, within walking distance of Hagley Park, shopping malls, restaurants & cafe, Christchurch Hospital & the Train station. This 45 room hotel features quality bedding & pillows, 43” plasma TV’s & iPod docking stations. Breakfast restaurant, Free Wifi & Friendly service.

Per Room From

CASHEL ST

OXFORD

BLENHEIM ROAD

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Christchurch Public Hospital

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74

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COLOMBO

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Christchurch Womens Hospital

WALTHAM RD

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Riccarton

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CAMBRIDGE

Hotel

If you’re looking for a modern hotel in central Christchurch, you’ll find BreakFree on Cashel the ideal place to stay. Offering all of the facilities that you would expect in a modern hotel, located in the Christchurch CBD so you can walk to many of the city’s sights & later retreat back to your cosy hotel room after a busy day exploring the city.

GLOUCESTER ST

Botanic Gardens

SOUTH

BreakFree on Cashel

MANDEVILLE STREET

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

PICTON AV

4

ARMAGH ST

Avon River

RICCARTON RD 11

12

AVENUE

13

DURHAM ST

6

North Hagley Park

PARK SQUARE

Premium Rooms

8

MONTREAL ST

$307 $263

Edgeware

SALISBURY

ANTIGUA ST

$357 $307

HARPER AVE

17

DARVEL ST

$307 $263

IRP OR

DEANES AVENUE

Business Level Rooms

BEALEY

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Apr Sep 18

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Jun Sep 17

Fedalton 1

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The four and a half star Commodore Hotel is just three minutes drive from Christchurch Airport and a 10 minute drive to the heart of the city. The Commodore offers a 24hr airport courtesy Shuttle. The Commodore’s highly acclaimed Business level accommodation offers guests a 5 star level of comfort. Patterson’s restaurant has a comprehensive menu showcasing the best of local produce. The Commodore’s Facilities include; fitness centre, indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and spa, as well as access to local golf and tennis clubs

HARKAKEKE STREET

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

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One Bedroom Two Bedroom

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Oct 17 - Sep 18

$185 $285 $383

$198 $292 $383

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Parkview on Hagley

Hotel / Self Cont.

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CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Terra Vive Luxury Motor Lodge

1 Riccarton Road, on the edge of beautiful Hagley Park, the much-loved icon of Christchurch. Luxuriously furnished in red & gold, all units include kitchenettes, air con, soundproofing & double glazing plus spa baths, large LCD TVs & top quality King or Super King beds. Many have balconies overlooking Hagley Park or the Southern Alps.

Per Room From Per Room From

Jun 17 - Sep 18

Executive Room Executive Suite (1-4)

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Studio from

$200 $225 $388

Standard Room

Best Western Fino Hotel & Suites

Exec Spa Studio 1 Bedroom Apt 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4)

Self Cont.

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Jun Oct 17

Nov 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

One Bedroom

$219 $257 $244 $282

$269 $300 $332 $344

$232 $263 $282 $307

Two Bedroom Deluxe One Bedroom Deluxe Two Bedroom

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Rydges Latimer

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Hotel

17

16

$213 $237 $250 $403

$239 $253 $267 $429

$210 $239 $253 $407

Hotel

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Guest Room

$227 $247

$264 $283

$249 $271

Heritage Christchurch

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Hotel

28-30 Cathedral Square. Situated in the centre of the Garden City, the 100-year-old Heritage Christchurch building is one of the few heritagelisted buildings remaining in Christchurch. Enjoy the elegance of the Old Government Building with its sweeping grand staircase & original stained glass windows. This suite only accommodation has 1 & 2 bedroom suites which are fully self-contained apartments. The hotel has a gymnasium, spa pool, sauna & heated indoor lap pool. The onsite restaurant/bar are open Even days serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Superior Room

$213 $239

$252 $280

$234 $263

1 Bedroom

$238 $363

$313 $438

$263 $388

Deluxe Room

The George

Hotel

2 Bedroom

AKAROA

The Tresori Motor Lodge

Self Cont.

Tresori Motor Lodge - 12 modern spacious luxury unitswith mountain views, 10 with corner spa baths plus honeymoon suites. High quality furnishings, kitchenettes, Free WiFi, Sky TV & guest laundry. Next door are the 2 bdrm Bruce Waterfront apts overlooking the harbour with full kitchens, laundry, lounge/dining & balconies. Both properties easy walking distance to the waterfront, cafés & restaurants.

50 Park Terrace. Award winning luxury boutique hotel, overlooking Hagley Park & Avon River, short walk to Museum, Punting on Avon, Casino & Arts district. 53 spacious, chic air conditioned guest rooms & suites plus ‘The Residence’. Two stunning restaurants, ample parking, FREE WiFi & complimentary offsite gym access & mountain bikes.

Per Room From

Jun Aug 17

Sep Apr 17

May Aug 18

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Executive

$357 $378 $569

$438 $469 $707

$344 $369 $557

Studio

$153 $188 $209

$180 $209 $231

$153 $188 $209

Premium Executive Junior Suite

Akaroa Cottages

Self Cont.

6888 Christchurch Akaroa Road. Just 1.5 km from the historic & unique French settlement of Akaroa. Akaroa Cottages offer a serene private setting on 12 acres with stunning views of the harbour and native bush. All of our cottages are self contained, most have spa baths & fires, non smoking, SKY TV. Perfect for honeymooners, couple & families.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Bushview Studio

$132 $157 $187 $262 $312

$219 $237 $257 $374 $437

$132 $157 $187 $262 $312

Seaview Studio Seaview Cottage 2 Bdrm Cottage (1-4) 3 Bdrm Cottage (1-6)

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Per Room From

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

AKAROA

Nov 17 Apr 18

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

Deluxe Room

Opened in November 2013 and 100% compliant with new building standards. Overlooking tranquil Latimer Square and only a few minutes stroll to the CBD the hotel features 138 contemporarily appointed rooms & suites. Bloody Mary’s Bar-Lounge-Grill is a premium steakhouse renowned locally for its outstanding cuisine.

BONUS: FREE Wifi and parking.

Jun Oct 17

Gloucester Street, Cathedral Junction. The Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch is located in the city centre & provides modern & stylish accommodation for the leisure traveller. Contemporary ambience, smart chic rooms with high ceilings, LCD TV’s and free WiFi (conditions apply). Onsite facilities include gym, valet parking, restaurant & bar.

Located in the heart of the Christchurch CBD, the Mediterranean themed building is right opposite the Christchurch Town Hall and adjacent to the Christchurch Casino. Fino offers a range of luxury apartment suites with an eclectic contemporary twist. Fino hotel and suites offers you affordable indulgence with some of most specious hotel rooms in Christchurch.

Per Room From

Self Cont.

175 Bealey Ave. Situated on the north side of the City with direct access from Airport & further north. Modern, stylish tastefully furnished rooms exude relaxed sophisticated comfort. Units include luxury spa baths, sunny private courtyards or balconies, in room laundry & kitchenette, large flat screen TVs & free broadband WIFI. Safe free carparking. Room service breakfasts available.

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1 Bedroom Spa Bruce 2 Bdrm (1-2)

AKAROA

Beaufort House & Banks House

Hosted

Beaufort House offers a luxury accommodation with Harbour views for guests who enjoy heritage & charm of a bygone era. Set in expansive gardens you can enjoy a drink and canapés at 6pm, Full English Breakfast served. Free Wifi, Sky TV. Banks House refurbed in antiques of the era, is located 5 min walk to town, European Breakfast & WiFi Included.

Per Room From Banks House Beaufort House

Jun - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Sep 18

$295 $363

$307 $369

*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events.


RANGITATA RAFTS Set your senses alight while rafting the rapids of the spectacular Rangitata Gorge - recommended as one of New Zealand’s best. The ideal adventure-stop when travelling between Christchurch and Lake Tekapo, Queenstown or Dunedin. Or join our day trip from Christchurch. Breathtaking LOTR scenery sets the high standard as you paddle off on your ultimate NZ white-water rafting adventure. Your fun, professional guides provide you with full training on the slow moving water before conquering the thrilling grade 4 & 5 rapids. The variety of rapids and the options for swimming provide a fun day for novice and experienced rafters with the option to walk around any rapids. The perfect combination of relaxation with your fellow rafters at the lodge, and 2.5hours of river excitement creates the friendly atmosphere that people rave about. Lunch is served on arrival at our lodge before changing into warm river clothing we provide. Hot showers and a delicious BBQ await your arrival back at our lodge. Minimum age 15 yrs. Departs: 09:15am returns 7:00pm ex Christchurch / 11:30am returns 4:30pm Self drive. Operates: Sep - start May.

Day trip from Christchurch Self Drive

Adult

Child (5-15 yrs)

$239 $215

$239 $215

HASSLE-FREE TOURS Hassle-free Tours offer specialised tour experiences throughout the spectacular region of Christchurch & Canterbury. Friendly guides provide an informative and entertaining commentary throughout your journey.

‘Hop On, Hop Off’ City Highlights Tour – Your all-day pass will allow you to visit Christchurch’s top attractions at your own pace. See Cathedral Square, Mona Vale Gardens, Riccarton Mall, Christchurch Art Gallery, New Regent St and more! Departs from outside the Canterbury Museum: Summer (1 Nov-30 Apr) every 30mins from 10am to 5pm. Winter (1 May-31 Oct) every hour from 10am to 4pm. Discover Christchurch Tour – This tour includes an all-day pass on the Hop On Hop Off City Highlights Tour PLUS the opportunity to explore the wider city. Visit the Catholic Basilica and AMI sport stadium, then travel up the Port Hills for stunning views, before visiting the seaside village of Sumner. Departs from outside the Canterbury Museum: Summer (1 Nov-30 Apr) 10am, 12.30pm, 3pm. Winter (1 May-31 Oct) 10am, 2pm. Lord of the Rings Tour – Journey to middle earth and visit ‘Edoras’, the capital city of the Rohan people in the

movie trilogy. Immerse yourself in the natural, unspoilt beauty of this breath-taking area. Friendly guides provide a commentary throughout your journey including interesting facts about the movies, regional history, flora, fauna and wildlife. Tour includes a delicious lunch and hotel transfers. Departs 9am, returns 5.30-6pm.

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

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

Child (15 yrs & under)

$13 $35 $314 $195

WILLOWBANK WILDLIFE RESERVE/KO TANE MAORI CULTURE

THE INTERNATIONAL ANTARCTIC CENTRE

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

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

Geneal Admission

Adult

$35 $69 $449 $279

Adult

Child (5-15 yrs)

$59

$29

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

Entrance Entrance & Guided NZ Tour The Ko Tane Maori Culture Group

Adult

Child (5-14 yrs)

$30 $40 $135

$12 $17 $80

CHRISTCHURCH SIGHTSEEING Welcome Aboard has all of the best Christchurch attractions to offer you – experience tranquil gardens or thrilling activities such as jetboating and bungy jumping in Hanmer Springs!

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 seventeen stops, allowing you to visit inner city attractions such as New Regent Street, Cathedral Junction, Art Gallery, Arts Centre, Canterbury Museum and Botanical Gardens. Tram drivers provide a live and comprehensive commentary. Punting - Come aboard 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 Welcome Aboard

Adult

Child (5-15 yrs)

Tram ticket (Valid all day)

$24 $27 $45

FREE $12 $12

30min Punting ride Tram & Punting Combo

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

Operated by Welcome Aboard General Admission

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Adult

Child (5-15 yrs)

Infant

$121

$65

$19

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CHRISTCHURCH GONDOLA The Gondola offers a unique Christchurch sightseeing experience that you'll never forget. Soar suspended above the valleys as the birds fly beneath your cable car. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Christchurch cityscape, over the Canterbury Plains out to the mighty Southern Alps and the dramatic hills of Banks Peninsula.

Operated by Welcome Aboard

Adult

Child (5-15 yrs)

Family

Gondola Ride

$27

$12

$65

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

3 Hour Swim with the Dolphins – Akaroa Harbour is the only place on the planet where you can swim with the world’s smallest & rarest Dolphins - the Hector’s or New Zealand Dolphin. Black Cat Cruises operate a jet-powered catamaran for ultimate safety for you & the dolphins. Everything is provided including wetsuits, masks, snorkels, hot showers & hot chocolate. You can also watch the dolphins from the vessel. Report times: 8.30am, 11.30am & 1.30pm (Oct - Apr) & 11.30am (May - Sep). Swimming is all year around. (Child nonswimmer 5-15ys) 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 & the sites of early Maori settlements. Depart daily from Akaroa main wharf at 1.30pm. Also 11am (Oct-Apr) & 3.40pm (Dec-Mar).

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 four-seater 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. And an onsite village that includes a café & bar with seating for up to 200, plus an expansive outdoor deck to make the most of our forest setting.

Zipline Tour - approx 2.5 hours - A series of four thrilling dual-ziplines, including one that is over 1.1 kilometres

long (New Zealand’s longest!), and another that is over 150 metres above the valley floor (New Zealand’s highest!).

DH Apprentice - approx 90 mins - The Downhill Apprentice is the perfect introduction to Downhill Mountain Biking. Included is a full suspension downhill mountain bike, full-face helmet, all protective gear, 1 uplift, and 90 minutes with an instructor including a guided run down our 9km beginner trail.

Zipline Tour

Adult

Child (7-17 yrs)

Family

$118

$75

$277 -

$75

DH Apprentice (Per Person) Do the Double

$179

$179

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

Adult

Child

$89 $165 $79

$49 $130 $32

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 Hill Top to experience panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour, visit the cheese factory at Barry’s Bay and sample some fine New Zealand cheese, 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 & seals.

Kaikoura & Whale Watching Cruise - Travel by road through the rolling hill country of North Canterbury, enjoying the beauty of its rural pastoral scenes, to Kaikoura where mountains meet sea. Kaikoura is world renowned for the variety of marine mammals which can be seen, not least of all the giant sperm whales and the acrobatic Dusky Dolphins. On your arrival in Kaikoura 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, well 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 plattered lunch, following a leisurely lunch the tour proceeds to Greystone, Waipara Hills and Pegasus Bay Wineries for tastings of some 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 included).

Operated by Leisure Tours Akaroa Day Tour (Tour 01- Day Tour & Cruise) Akaroa Day Tour (Tour 01C- Day Tour, Cruise & Lunch) Kaikoura & Whale Watching Cruise (Tour LT08) Waipara Wine Trail with Lunch (Tour LT18A)

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Adult

$250 $215 $330 $135

Child

(under 15 yrs)

$125 $108 $165 $68


WEST COAST

& THE GLACIER REGION

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

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

GREYMOUTH TO: Christchurch 255 kms, 3 hrs 45 mins Franz Josef 180 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins Punakaiki 44 kms, 45 mins

21 Oct 2017 – West Coast White Bait Festival, West Coast wide

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

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

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OTHER DISTANCES: FOX to Wanaka 260 kms, 4 hrs to Haast 120 kms, 1 hr 30 mins FRANZ JOSEF to Fox Glacier 25 kms, 30mins to Christchurch 395 kms, 5 hrs 40 mins

Jan 2018 – Around Brunner Cycle Race, Greymouth 9-10 Feb 2018 – Speight’s Coast to Coast 10 Feb 2018 – Buller Gorge Marathon, Westport 10 Mar 2018 – Wildfoods Festival, Hokitika

» The Pancake Rocks & Blowholes at Punakaiki. » The New Zealand Fur Seal colony at Cape Foulwind. » The White Heron colony at Whataroa (Nov-Feb). » The very accessible Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers.

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» 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 & Hokitika for gold & 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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Punakaiki Resort

Hotel

Takaka

Karamea

Motueka

Victoria Forest Park

Westport

Punakaiki Reefton

Blenheim

Murchison Nelson Lakes National Park

Lake Sumner Forest Park

Hokitika

Lake Kaniere Ross Abut Head

Haast Jackson Head Jackson Bay Big Bay Lake Wanaka

Twizel Lake Ohau

Tekapo

A modern accommodation complex located on Punakaiki Beach, only 300 metres south of the Pancake Rocks & Blowholes. The resort has been designed to maximise the surrounding environment with beautiful ocean & rainforest views. All rooms are modern studio units with ensuite bathrooms, tea/coffee-making facilities, Sky TV and wireless internet access. Some rooms feature kitchenettes and the luxury Eco-Suites are environmentally friendly. The rooms are designed in harmony with the local environment to maintain a sense of privacy and seclusion and have either ocean or rainforest views. Escape to the wild West Coast & stay at our luxurious & memorable location.

Hurunui River Waipara

Craigieburn Forest Park

Methven

Kaikoura

Waiau River

Arthur’s Pass National Park

Franz Josef Glacier Lake Coleridge Mt Hutt Fox Glacier Westland National Park

Ward Clarence

Hanmer Forest Park Hanmer Springs

Greymouth Kumara

Picton

Nelson

Paparoa National Park

Rangiora Darfield

Pegasus Bay Kaiapoi

Christchurch Lyttelton Banks Peninsula

Templeton Lake Ellesmere Rakaia River

Akaroa

Geraldine

Lake Pukaki

Temuka

Canterbury Bight

Timaru

Lake Hawea

Lake Benmore

Omarama Wanaka

Queenstown

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Cromwell

Kyeburn

Hotel Room

Alexandra

Eco Suite

Palmerston

Extra Person

Charles Court Motel

GREYMOUTH

Dunedin

Self Cont.

GREYMOUTH

Jun - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Apr - Sep 18

$170 $228 $51

$268 $367 $54

$173 $230 $54

The Ashley Hotel

Hotel

350 Main South Road. On the beach, with a short 6kms drive to town centre, set on park like setting near cycle track. 24 spacious units fully self contained some with spa baths, SKY TV, WiFi available, bbq area, games room, private spa pool, play ground. Courtesy vehicle available by arrangement for train and bus transfers and to local restaurant.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Studio from

$139 $167 $202 $25

$148 $177 $214 $27

$150 $180 $218 $27

1 Bedroom (1-3) 2 Bedroom (1-4) Extra Person

GREYMOUTH

Breakers Boutique Accommodation

Hosted

74 Tasman Street, 2.5 kilometres south of town, adjacent to the main south highway. The property comprises of 10 kitchen studio units, 5 family units & 45 fully serviced hotel rooms, lounge bar, a la carte restaurant, indoor swimming pool, spa pool & gym. Guest laundry & ample off street parking.

Jun - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Sep 18

$265 $365 $385

$275 $385 $385

Superior Room Ground Floor Oceanview BONUS: May-Sep: Stay 3 Nights and Pay 2 nights

FOX GLACIER

Oceanview

Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

Hotel

HOKITIKA

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Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Standard Room B&B

$228

$298

$234

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Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Studio

$156 $197

$167 $203

$157 $199

Beachfront Hotel

Self Cont.

Beachfront Hotel Hokitika takes advantage of a unique location on the shores of the Tasman Sea. The hotel offers a wide range of accommodation including spacious ocean view rooms, superior rooms and a penthouse. The hotel is within easy driving distance to the famous Pancake Rocks, Shantytown, the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers as well as numerous rainforest walks and cycle trails. Free WiFi, free parking, and dining options at the Ocean View Restaurant compliment the many offerings of the hotel.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Superior Room

$157 $185 $244

$188 $219 $287

$167 $197 $259

Ground Floor Oceanview Oceanview

FOX GLACIER

Experience New Zealand southern hospitality at its best. Conveniently located in the heart of Fox Glacier village the hotel offers ready access to many natural attractions of the area. The 67 room, 3 star Qualmark rated hotel offers FREE WiFI, café, restaurant and a bar. Relax and enjoy the hotel’s cosy evening atmosphere after an adventurous day exploring.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

2 Bedroom (1-4)

Beachfront location 14kms north of Greymouth in a stunning setting overlooking the Tasman Sea with views from every guest room and a private track to the beach below. Comfortable guest lounge, warm, friendly hosts. Breakthrough and Breakwater are upstairs in the main house while Driftwood and Sunset are in a separate garden annex. Free WIFI, secure off-street parking and breakfast included.

Per Room From

Per Room From

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Rainforest Motel

Self Cont.

15 Cook Flat Rd, 2 min walk from the village, 5 mins drive to Lake Matheson & 10 mins drive to the Glacier. This family operated property prides itself on the warm welcome & quality of its 12 large, self contained units, all with full kitchens. Spacious & family friendly grounds, Sky TV with sports & movies, free wireless internet & guest laundry.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr18

May Sep 18

Studio

$125 $150 $188 $32

$150 $175 $213 $32

$125 $150 $188 $32

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-3) Extra person

*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 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.


FOX GLACIER

The Westhaven

Self Cont.

FOX GLACIER

Distinction Fox Glacier Te Weheka Hotel

Contemporary accommodation within Fox Glacier village set in the tranquillity of the South West New Zealand World Heritage Area. Just a few minutes’ drive to the Glacier walk and classic lake Matheson with its views of Mt Cook and the Alps. Luxurious queen and deluxe king units superbly furnished. All are semi self-contained with fridge, microwave, toaster and jug. Guest laundry and gas BBQ are onsite.

NOTE: Min 2 nights 24 Dec - 2 Jan

FRANZ JOSEF

Per Room

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Queen Studio King Studio Deluxe Studio

$150 $157 $163

$213 $219 $225

$157 $163 $169

BONUS: Includes full breakfast & FREE unlimited Wifi

Self Cont.

FRANZ JOSEF

Glacier View Motel

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Studio

$139 $189 $202 $25

$173 $200 $214 $27

$150 $204 $218 $27

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-2) Extra person

FRANZ JOSEF

Franz Alpine Retreat

Self Cont.

BONUS: FREE unlimited Wifi

FRANZ JOSEF

Twin/Double B&B

$259 $322

$350 $413

$275 $338

Triple B&B (2 AD & 1 CH)

Bella Vista Motel

Self Cont.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Compact Queen Studio

$125 $148 $182

$150 $175 $257

$132 $150 $232

1 Bedroom Unit (1-4)

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef

Hotel

Jun Oct 17

Nov 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

1 Bedroom Apartment

$213 $240 $58

$292 $417 $63

$218 $247 $63

Standard Room

$288 $328 $94

$386 $453 $94

$290 $330 $94

Extra person

58 on Cron

Self Cont.

Superior Room Extra Person

FRANZ JOSEF

Per Room From

Jun Aug 17

Sep 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Studio Studio - Spa Bath 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-4) Extra Person

$144 $175 $169 $219 $32

$175 $188 $200 $263 $32

$144 $175 $169 $219 $32

Glenfern Villas

Self Cont.

Punga Grove Motel & Suites

Self Cont.

Secluded rainforest setting only 150m from town centre. 20 self-contained units equipped with everything you need to ensure a rewarding stay. Spoil yourself in one of our luxury executive studios – featuring king size bed, spa bath, kitchenette, gas fire, underfloor heating & rainforest deck. Hidden away in native bush at the rear ensures total seclusion & privacy. All units have 50+ Sky TV channels and FREE WiFi.

Per Room From

Jun Aug 17

Sep 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Studio

$132 $150 $194 $163

$169 $188 $213 $200

$132 $150 $194 $163

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

FRANZ JOSEF

Set in a quiet country location with stunning mountain & native bush views, Glenfern Villas are perfectly situated, just 3 kms north of Franz Josef township. Each villa is stylishly furnished with full kitchen, 1 or 2 bedrooms, separate lounge, flat screen TV, air con, heat pumps and private deck. Guest laundry, child play area. Adjacent to Tartare Peaks animal farmlet. FREE Wifi.

BONUS: Children under 5 yrs stay FREE! NOTE: Minimum 2 nights 24 Dec - 2 Jan

May Sep 18

Close to the edge of one of New Zealand’s most spectacular natural attractions. The 130 room, 4 star Qualmark rated hotel welcomes you to this enticing and dramatic region situated on the edge of the famous Westland World Heritage Park. Centrally located with a wonderful restaurant, bar and FREE WiFi. A great base for glacier exploration.

58 On Cron has 16 architecturally designed units nestled amongst native rainforest & feature quality, stylish decor. All units are self contained with kitchen & ensuite facilities. An easy 5 minute walk to the village, restaurants, tour departure points and opposite Glacier Hot Pools. Ample off street parking. BBQ & laundry facilities available.

FRANZ JOSEF

Oct 17 Apr 18

Per Room From

2 Bedroom Apartment (1-4)

FRANZ JOSEF

Jun Sep 17

Kitchenette Queen Studio

2 Donovan Drive, 3 kms north of town. These luxury chalet-style apartments allow you to relax and enjoy the breathtaking environment around you. Each chalet includes full gas cooking, dining room, electric blankets, SKY TV & wireless internet. On site BBQ area, DVD library and guest laundry.

BONUS: FREE Wifi

Per Room

34 Cron St. With spectacular mountain & Glacier Valley views. Modern studios mostly feature kitchenette facilities with microwaves, all have tea & coffee making facilities, fridge, TV/DVD player, hairdryer & electric blankets. Guest laundry, BBQ area, off-street parking, helpful local activity info. Breakfast available. Walking distance to hot pools & all activity bases.

State Highway 6, situated 2.5km north of town on a tranquil 2-acre, bush-lined setting with magnificent views of Franz Josef Glacier. Comprising 15 units, most with full kitchen facilities, all with electric blankets and heating. Guest laundry, car wash and breakfast service available.

Per Room From

Hosted

Beautifully appointed 21 room luxury bed and breakfast hotel. 100 meters from Fox Glacier village centre and amongst the stunning beauty of the south Westland World Heritage Park & the country’s highest peaks. Facilities include guest lounge with gas fireplace, laundry, drying room, lift, Sky TV, restaurant open for breakfast daily and undercover parking. A warm welcome awaits you.

Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Hotel

Wallace Street. Exclusive lodge-style hotel, set amongst native forest on the outskirts of Franz Josef village. Offering guests a complete eco-friendly accommodation experience. Guest rooms offer a sanctuary of comfort with plush bedding, the latest room facilities and a unique native bush outlook. International quality New Zealand dining experience. Includes dinner, bed & breakfast.

Per Room From

Jun Aug 17

Sep 17 Apr 18

May Aug 18

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

1 Bedroom

$168 $214 $34

$249 $281 $36

$184 $221 $36

2 Adults DBB Extra Child DBB

$632 $87 $230

$713 $87 $230

$659 $94 $238

2 Bedroom (1-2) Extra person

*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 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.

BONUS: FREE Wifi

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ON YER BIKE

GOLD COAST NEW ZEALAND....IT’S DIFFERENT!

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.

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

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

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

2 hour Bush ‘n’ Bog Track - Venture further into this privately

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

Taniwha Blackwater Cave Rafting & Glow-worms: 4.5 hrs - Your money goes further with this perfect

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

Rainforest Zipline Thriller - Take the ride of your life! “Freefall” along a cable through the lush rainforest canopy. Flight is approx. 310 metres long, you’ll drop 25 metres and reach 65km/hr.

1 hour Hagglund Adventure - The hagglund shows the 4x4 boys

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

what real offroading is all about. Assault courses that put it through its paces, climbing up steep muddy tracks that would have beaten a mountain goat. You stay dry and warm inside while the hagglund gets down and dirty. (Child: 1-15 yrs)

1 hour Enchanted Forest Track - Quads 1 hour Enchanted Forest Track - Buggies Single

Adult

Child

$125 $145

$99 -

2 hour Bush ‘n’ Bog Track - Buggies Single

$170 $199

$150 -

$180 $210

90 minute Mud Track - Buggies Single

Raiders of the Lost Ark: Kids gold hunting adventure (GOW2C) Captain Hook Jungle Boat Mystery (JUNC) Castles of the Underworld Kids Cave Adventure (W3C)

$290

2 hour Bush ‘n’ Bog Track - Buggies Double 90 minute Mud Track - Quads

Kid Safe Adventures - For families with under 12’s, min. 4 pax.

$225

1 hour Enchanted Forest Track - Buggies Double 2 hour Bush ‘n’ Bog Track - Quads

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

West Coast Rail Trails - A series of cafes and pubs joined

$180 -

by bike. We move your bags each day, supply bikes and accommodation. Unguided and guided options available from half a day to four days. Day Tours or Overnight Tours.

$315

90 minute Mud Track - Buggies Double

$85

1 hour Hagglund Adventure

Hands-free accessory included - better than bluetooth

$60 Operated by Wild West Adventures

Per Person

Taniwha Blackwater Cave Rafting & Glow-worms: 4.5 hrs (W3)

$225 $165 $280 $200 $395 $195 $115 $185 $185 $303 $2,339

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

SHANTYTOWN While the South Island's West Coast is well known for its magnificent scenery & glaciers no visit to the area is complete without experiencing Shantytown. The discovery of gold in 1864 led to a population “explosion” - from around 300 to almost 30,000 residents. Isolation, rugged terrain & extreme weather conditions produced stories of fortitude & ingenuity. Shantytown tells these stories through a fascinating mix of experience & displays. Ride the Steam Train along an original tramway through native rainforest, stop for a photo, our friendly loco drivers are happy to show you the cab. Experience the sights & sounds of a working sawmill, watch the mighty sluice gun in action. Follow the water races to the Gold Claim where our Gold Miner will tutor you to pan for your own gold – a strike is guaranteed! The Village, borne of the gold rush offers delicious refreshments from King Dick Cafe, while the kids can enjoy the flying fox, or try their hand at the Gold-Rush Treasure Hunt. Explore the 30 shops & buildings that show a slice of life from the early days. Enjoy ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’ in our new Holographic Theatre, a 10 minute tale of hardship & murder. For a memento of your visit to Shantytown nothing is better than to grab a costume and get an old time photo. There is so much to see & do at Shantytown. Open 8.30am-5pm. First train departs 9.45am & then regular intervals throughout the day until 4pm. Entry includes steam train ride (gold panning paid direct). Adult

Child (5-17yrs)

General Entry

$33

$16

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

Per Person

Brewery Tour

$25


AIR SAFARIS The “Grand Traverse of Mount Cook & the Glaciers” is a unique flight that encompasses two World Heritage National Parks - Aoraki/Mount Cook & Westland/Tai Poutini. This two hundred kilometre traverse offers the most comprehensive viewing of New Zealand’s most beautiful & spectacular alpine scenery. The highlights include; turquoise-blue glacial lakes & braided river systems of the Mackenzie Basin, the Murchison & Tasman glaciers, the Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers & our two highest peaks Aoraki/Mount Cook and Mount Tasman. This magnificent scenery is enhanced with personal & informative commentary from your pilot. Regular departures from Lake Tekapo, & 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 & Lake Tekapo (see pg 113) Child

Adult

Grand Traverse of Mount Cook & the Glaciers

(2-13yrs)

$370

$250

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER GUIDES & GLACIER HOT POOLS Glacier Heli Hike & Hot Pools - After a thrilling flight, high above the rugged terrain, you will land on the glacier,

ready to undertake a three hour guided glacier hike. Your friendly guide will lead you through some of the most pristine and awe-inspiring glacier scenery in the world. Your guide will choose your route carefully as you go and, with an eye for the most spectacular ice formations, you'll soon be making your way through an extraordinary land of towering peaks and glistening blue ice. Duration: 4 hrs – up to 3 hrs on ice time. Departs: Regular departures throughout the day, Includes entry to the public area of the Glacier Hotel Pools (Child: 8 yrs and up)

Glacier Valley Walk - Franz Josef Glacier at its most dynamic! Your Glacier Valley Walk will take you up alongside the mighty Waiho River bed following the glaciers path of retreat in this remarkable landscape. Near the terminal face, you will cross over the public barriers accessing exclusive trails. After a brief climb you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the rapidly changing terminal face of the glacier. Departs: 10.15am & 2.15pm. Duration: 3 hours. (Child: 6-16 yrs) Glacier Hot Pools - Nestled in lush rainforest beneath mature 30 metre tall trees the Glacier Hot Pools is a haven of natural tranquility and the perfect way to relax at the end of your day. Each of the 3 main pools and 3 secluded private pools is fed with pure local glacial water and maintained at 36-40 degrees, just perfect for rejuvenating mind, body and soul. Massage facilities add to the atmosphere of complete indulgence. Located right in town, open from 1pm to 9pm daily. (Last entry 8pm).

Glacier Heli Hike & Hot Pools Glacier Valley Walk Glacier Hot Pools Public Pool Single Entry

ACROSS COUNTRY QUAD BIKES

Adult

Child

$459 $79 $28

$459 $65 $24 $95

45 mins Private Pool Entry: (max 4 people at a time)

Quad Bike Adventures - The only quad bike trip in New Zealand with glacial views. Spend 2 hours driving

$90

30 mins Massage

-

through dense rainforest, stony riverbeds & mud to an ancient moraine with outstanding views of Franz Josef Glacier. No experience required to drive these 2-seater automatic bikes. Drive your own or come as a passenger (passenger seat suitable for both children & adults). All wet-weather gear provided. Departs 10am & 2pm in Winter & 9am, 12pm, 3pm and 5.30pm in Summer.

Beach Quad Bike Tour - Join us on a tour that most tourists will have never experienced. Ride along remote beaches, lounge beside a remote lagoon or ride through West Coast bush terrain. All of this with fantastic views of Glaciers and the beautiful Southern Alps range. Buggy - Experience a 1 hour guided trip through rainforest tracks, river and grassland areas all with a glacial backdrop. Suitable for 4 years and older.

Quad Bike Adventures Beach Quad Bike Tour Buggy Adventure

Driver (min 16 yrs)

Child or Passenger (min 8 yrs)

$160 $275 $70

$70 $70

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 & seracs in this pristine alpine environment. The experienced & 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, & then up close, on an unforgettable 2 hour guided hike. This walking adventure is suitable for people of average fitness, minimum age 10 yrs. (Tip: This trip is very popular so we encourage you to book ahead to avoid disappointment). Departs Oct-Apr 9.30am, 12 noon & 2.30pm; May-Sep 11am & 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 & 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 - Café and best shopping in Franz Josef.

All Day unlimited entry All day entry + Kiwi Backstage Pass (only 32 issued per day)

Adult

Child (5-15 yrs)

$48 $73

$25 $73

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Child (10-14 yrs)

$449

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GLACIER COUNTRY LAKE CRUISE Jump on board the Hanna-K and join us for a Scenic Cruise or Fishing Charter on Lake Mapourika, just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier. Lake Mapourika holds scenic views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Cruise along the mirror-like water and visit a Kiwi Sanctuary amidst some of Westland’s oldest untouched rainforest. Your skipper will provide commentary along the way, and complimentary tea and coffee are provided on all our tours. The Hanna-K has an indoor cabin area, as well a covered outdoor back-deck, which means you stay warm and dry in all weather. The front viewing deck is perfect for photography and birdwatching. Fishing: Fish for Brown Trout all year around. Salmon season from 01 October to 31 March annually.

Cruise only 2 hour fishing

Adult

Child (3-14 yrs)

$115 $115

$65 $65

FOX GLACIER GUIDING Fox Glacier is the largest of the mighty West Coast Glaciers and unique because it terminates in temperate rainforest, 270m above sea level. A visit to Fox Glacier is an unforgettable experience. All necessary equipment is provided including ground transport, boots, socks, crampons, raincoat, walking poles and highly trained guides. Reporting time is 15 mins prior to departures.

Fox Glacier Helihike - (Flying Fox) - An awesome combination of helicopter flight & up to 3 hours exploring a remote part of the glacier with constantly changing pristine ice formations & caves. Duration 4 hrs. Departs 9am & 12 noon all year plus 3pm Oct-Apr. (Tip: these trips are very popular so we urge you to book early). Minimum age 9 yrs. (Child: 9-16 yrs) Walk to the Glacier Terminus (Fox Trail) - 2 hr, easy, interpretive walk to the front of the glacier. Report 9.10am (Daily), 2.20pm (MaySep), 4.50pm (Oct-Apr). (Child: 5-16 yrs) Heli Ice Climbing Adventure (Fox It Up) - Including two helicopter flights this day long experience introduces the adventurous to the exhilarating sport of ice climbing on the spectacular walls of the Fox Glacier. No prior experience is necessary as it is tailor made to suit.

Fox Glacier Helihike (Flying Fox)

FOX & FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER HELICOPTERS

Walk to the Glacier Terminus (Fox Trail)

Fox or Franz Josef Glacier Snow Landing - From sea level rising to the heart of the magnificent Southern

Heli Ice Climbing Adventure (Fox It Up)

Adult

Child

$479 $69 $647

$452 $55 -

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 & Franz Josef Glacier. Discover up close their unusual ice formations - landing on the snowfields is a highlight & will make for superb photos, snowballs & memories. 30 min. (includes snow landing). Mount Cook Spectacular with landing - The ultimate glacial experience – this flight tour covers it all!

Glacial icefalls, crevasses & neves, views from ocean to alps. Cross the Southern Alps spine & circle the peak of magnificent Aoraki/Mount Cook. Get your camera ready for the spectacular snow landing. 40 min. (includes snow landing).

MT ASPIRING NATIONAL PARK - FLY, HIKE & JETBOAT ADVENTURES 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.

Operated by Glacier Helicopter Franz Josef Fox or Franz Josef Glacier Snow Landing (Flt 302) Fox and Franz Josef Twin (Flt 303) Mount Cook Spectacular with landing (Flt 306)

Adult

Child (14 yrs & under)

$245 $315 $460

$172 $221 $322

GLACIER COUNTRY KAYAKS Join us on a unique kayak adventure just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier! Set out across Lake Mapourika’s mysterious black waters enjoying mirror-like reflections of the Southern Alps and glaciers! Sit in awe of the surrounding Jurassic rainforest and 900 year old trees as you explore the Okarito kiwi sanctuary. A kayak experience like no other that’s designed to complete your Glacier Country experience!

Siberia Wilderness Adventure - A 4 hour or half day wilder-

ness experience combining a scenic flight, valley walk & 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 & 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 & 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 & sweep into ancient river valleys while enjoying an informative commentary with your pilot. Set down in the remote untouched land of Jumbo and enjoy 4 hours of hiking on a wilderness track through native rainforest running alongside the fish filled pools of the Wilkin River. Rendezvous with Wilkin River Jets for a thrilling river safari on not one but two stunning wilderness rivers back to Makarora. Departs on demand. (Child 3-13 yrs) Blue Pools Eco Adventure - A popular shorter walk option. Listen to the calls of Tui & Bell birds, while you spot trout resting in the bottom of the Blue Pools, then rendezvous with Wilkin River Jets & enjoy a spectacular river jet safari. Includes 2 hours walking & a 1.5 hr Jet Boat Ride.

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Adult

Child (2-15yrs)

3 hr Kayak Classic (the original adventure)

$115

$70

4 hr Kayak & Walk (includes a guided rainforest walk)

$145

$85

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Operated by Wilken River Jet

Adult

Child

Siberia Wilderness Adventure

$430 $430 $180

$360 $360 $80

The Jumboland Wilderness Adventure Blue Pools Eco Adventure

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A DESTINATION FOR ALL SEASONS Translated from Maori, Wanaka means ‘rejuvenation of the soul’ a very apt name for an alpine town in the heart of a spectacular setting. With 4 distinctive seasons there is always something special in and around Lake Wanaka.

WANAKA

The Wanaka Tree. Photo Credit: Fakrul Jamil

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

WANAKA TO: Christchurch 425 kms, 6 hrs

30 Jun - 4 Jul 2017 – Mountain Film Festival

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

7-15 Sep 2017 – World Heli Challenge

Fox Glacier 260 kms, 3 hrs 15 mins

17 Feb 2018 – Challenge Wanaka 30 Mar - 1 Apr 2018 – Warbirds Over Wanaka

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

Mount Cook 214 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins

May 2018 – Wanakafest - Arts, Food & Wine

» Trout fishing in the lake & surrounding areas.

6-8 Apr 2018 – Festival of Colour

» Winter skiing at Treble Cone and Cardrona.

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

FACT FILE

Queenstown (via Cromwell) 117 kms, 1 hr 20 mins Dunedin 276 kms, 3 hrs Picton 773 kms, 14 hrs

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

» Autumn colours (starting late March) particularly stunning around Glendhu Bay. Autumn is also harvest season for the various stone fruits including apricots, nectarines and cherries. » Award winning vineyards – the Pinot Noir is the region’s specialty.

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The Wanaka Hotel

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Standard Non View Standard Lake facing BONUS: FREE Wifi.

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$135 $162 $25

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Oakridge Resort

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73 Brownston Street, central location close to cafés & local shops. Setting a new standard in budget & luxury backpacker accommodation. Facilities include wireless high-speed internet, TV lounge, guest laundry & communal kitchen plus balcony with stunning lake & mountains views.

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Bella Vista Wanaka

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Located in the heart of Wanaka just 150m form the lake, in a quiet street. Surrounded by beautiful mountain views Bella Vista Motel offers modern studio & one bedroom units. Restaurants, cafés and wine bars within walking distance it’s the perfect location to explore Wanaka. 4 Star Qualmark rated, FREE Unlimited Wifi, FREE off street parking, Guest Laundry, Good heating including electric blankets, Some units with spa baths.

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$182 $207 $233 $32

$200 $225 $263 $38

$157 $175 $213 $38

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Edgewater

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With Lake Wanaka gently lapping at the lake edge you’ll be overcome by a sense of tranquillity from the moment you arrive at Edgewater. All spacious guest rooms have lake views – each with balcony or patio and you’ll be captivated by the cloudpiercing Alps as far as the eye can see. Come and touch the seasons at Edgewater.

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$167 $199 $217 $383

$217 $252 $275 $449

$199 $239 $260 $459

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$200 $281 $456 $41

$229 $310 $511 $41

$209 $292 $475 $44

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Cnr Cardrona valley Rd & Studholme Rd, 2kms from Lake Wanaka. This premium resort offers hotel rooms and self-contained deluxe apartments. Oakridge Resort has a wide range of facilities available from rejuvenating outdoor rock pools, to a dedicated day spa for the ultimate indulgence or sit back and relax in The Poolhouse Bar or Jacob's Grill restaurant and enjoy the views.

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71 Ardmore Street, right in the centre of town, 1 min walk to shops & lake edge. This scrupulously clean older property represents good value for money. Rooms include tea & coffee making facilities, fridge & internet access. On-site café, bar, TAB & Pokies. Guest kitchen with all utensils supplied & 24hr laundry facilities.

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3-minute walk to the town, 5-minute walk to the lake and 30 mins drive to the ski slopes. Wanaka Springs Lodge combines the luxurious comfort and attentive service of a five-star boutique style lodge with separate guest facilities including guest laundry, ski storage and drying room available, free parking. 8 luxurious rooms with ensuite shower, tea and coffee facilities, your own deck or courtyard with panoramic views. Enjoy the cosy lounge, open fire, deck area and 8 seater outdoor spa pool.

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$310 $343

$371 $371

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$288 $313 $394

$199 $219 $294

$288 $313 $394

2 Bedroom Apt (1-4) BONUS: FREE Wifi.

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Harvest Hotel

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Cromwell’s Three Star Plus Harvest Hotel (formerly Golden Gate Lodge) is Central Otago's gateway accommodation where the french doors of each of the 47 standard and premium suites open on to breath-taking mountain, vineyard and rural views. The three, two-storey, wings of the Harvest Hotel are in the grounds of The Gate tourist complex alongside Highway 8B and just down the road from Cromwell’s famous 13 metre ‘Big Fruit’ sculpture that celebrates the importance of fruit growing to Central Otago.

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$157 $185 $45

$188 $219 $45

$167 $197 $47

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Studio with Kitchenette

$219 $350 $407 $32

$225 $360 $405 $32

$238 $389 $439 $32

2 Bedroom Apartment (1-4) BONUS: Children under 5yrs stay FREE #3 night min 24 Dec - 7 Jan.

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Lake Hawea Hotel

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1 Capell Avenue, the newly refurbished Lake Hawea Hotel is situated a short drive from the heart of Wanaka and features modern rooms, restaurant & bar as well as spectacular views overlooking Lake Hawea. The superb hotel is located on the door step to the South Islands main tourist centres and just a 50 minute drive to Queenstown.

144-154 Anderson Rd, peaceful setting, 1.5km from the town centre only a two minute drive. Onsite facilities include spas, gym, sauna, swimming pools, game rooms, tennis court, pentanque & BBQ’s. Serviced apartments with gourmet kitchens and generous balconies or patios. SKY TV, DVD, Gas fire in 3 Bedroom only. Sercure underground garage.

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17 Lakeside Road. Perfectly positioned on the edge of Lake Wanaka adjacent to shops & restaurants. 14 stylishly appointed studio units all fully self contained & stunning views overlooking the lake & up to Mt Aspiring National Park. 2 & 3 bedroom apartments all fully self contained with partial views & own outdoor deck with BBQ. All units have Sky TV,DVD. Wifi avail.

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Pitchers Store

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Hidden from the world in the small historic town of Ophir in Central Otago. Pitchers Store provides all the charm and special comforts you desire - perfect for Otago Central Rail Trail accommodation, or Food and Wine devotees and romantic getaways alike. King size rooms balance comfort and style while some bedrooms feature access to their own outdoor courtyard. All rooms have own en-suite. A continental breakfast included. FREE Wi-Fi. There is a spa for guest use.

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Sep 17 - Sep 18

$295

Roys Peak. Credit: Lake Wanaka Tourism

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PUZZLING WORLD Puzzling World is an iconic, unique attraction that since 1973 has fascinated people of all ages keen to engage in a fun, challenging and sensory experience. Encouraging problem solving and entertainment they invented the world’s first 3D maze and offer a huge Puzzle Café where you can try your hand at one of many brain-benders at the tables. Mind not boggled? - visiting the Illusion Rooms is sure to! 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.

WILD WIRE If you can climb a ladder, you can take on Wildwire’s via ferrata (iron walkway) in Wanaka. Wildwire offers an adventure like no other. You choose which challenge is right for your clients. Go Wild is our lowest climb taking one hour. Wild Thing, our most popular climb, takes three hours. All climbs utilize wire bridges and iron rungs to scale the side of Wanaka’s spectacular Twin Falls waterfalls. The exposure of the climbs increases the higher you go. We stop regularly on all tours so you can take in the dramatic and breath-taking views. Our highly-experienced team ensure your safety at all stages. Included on all tours: Expert Guide and Training, Helmets and Harnesses, Via Ferrata Lanyard and Safety Equipment, Transport to/from Wanaka town centre, Fingerless gloves, Snacks and Water, Open all year round

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Go Wild - Waterfall Climb - Level: Easiest. My Climb: This is a great taster

for those who are hesitant adventurers or for families. There is some exposure but the climb mostly follows less steep canyon walls. Duration: 3 hr round trip. Approximately 1 hr of climbing. Fitness: Basic Fitness Required. Able to walk on uneven terrain for up to 3 hours.

Wild Thing - Waterfall Climb - Level: Medium. Suitable for more

SKYDIVE LAKE 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!

adventurous beginners, My Climb: This is our most popular climb, suitable for more adventurous, active beginners. This climb is steeper and more exposed offering a perfect balance of challenge and achievability opening up fantastic views. Duration: 5hr round trip. Approximately 3 hrs of climbing, Fitness: Good Fitness. Able to hike on hilly terrain for 3-4 hours.

Go Wild Tour Wild Thing Tour

Adult

Child (12-16 yrs)

$189 $249

$149 $229

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

Per Person

12,000 Ft 15,000 Ft

$349 $449

ECO WANAKA ADVENTURES Lake Cruise & Island Nature Walk - Cruise to this unique & magical nature

reserve, walk the track to the serene Arethusa pool near the summit for amazing lake & alpine views. Our experienced guides will share their knowledge of local features as well as the diverse birdlife including the rare 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 & magnificent panoramas of the Southern Alps dropping dramatically into Lake Wanaka. Departs 9am & 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. Departs 9am from Wanaka accommodation. Duration Full Day. Includes Gourmet sandwich lunch, hot & cold refreshments & walking poles. Min 2 Adults. Alpine Lakes Heli Hike: Enjoy a short helicopter flight, landing 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 snow-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 clear lakes and along spectacular ridges. Plenty of time to stop for photos and for stories told by your personal guide. Departs: 8.30am or 1.30pm Nov - Apr Duration: 4 .5 hrs. Includes: Morning or Afternoon Tea

PADDLE WANAKA Offering both guided Kayak and Stand up Paddleboard (SUP) activities and operating on both Lake Wanaka, the upper Clutha river and further afield. This is one activity not to be missed on any visit to beautiful Wanaka and the Central Otago region of New Zealand. The Paddle Wanaka team strive to create an unforgettable outdoor experience with 100% kiwi customer service as its core value. 10% discount off all products during May, June and July

SUP Guided Mission (Lake) 3hrs Tiki Tour - Half Day Kayaking Tour

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$140 $135

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Lake Cruise & Island Nature Walk Rob Roy Glacier Guided Walk Alpine Lakes Heli Hike

Adult

Child (5-15 yrs)

$245 $295 $795

$165 $265 $795


RIDGELINE ADVENTURES Wanaka Highlights Safari - Scenic alpine mountain farm adventure. Expert local guides, remote private backroads. Refreshments at our exclusive mountain-top alpine cafe. Duration 2.5 hours. Departs 8:30am, 10am, 1:30pm and 3pm year round. Wild Hills Safari - Explore behind the scenes of Wanaka’s iconic West Wanaka Station a 30,000 acre alpine mountain farm. In-depth farming knowledge from expert local guides. Easy 30-minute alpine nature walk. Incredible scenery. Historical sites. Small groups. Duration 4 hours. Departs 8:30am and 1:30pm October - April only. Best of Wanaka Photography Safari - Travel by 4WD to iconic alpine locations with no public access and only available to us. No time pressures. Small groups. Duration 3 hours. Departs: on demand (min 2 pax required). Sunrise Helicopter Photography Safari - Predawn helicopter flight (5 minutes) to Wanaka’s iconic Coromandel Peak (Roy’s Peak). Enjoy 1 hour shooting time at this incredible private location. Duration 2.5 hours. Departs on demand (min 2 pax).

WANAKA RIVER JOURNEYS Wanaka River Journeys is the most exciting half day wilderness adventure in New Zealand; jet boating beneath the breathtaking scenery of mountains and glaciers, Lord of the Rings and Hobbit locations, into World Heritage Mount Aspiring National Park. AND …a remote wilderness walk through moss covered forest, past waterfalls and glacier fed streams. During this must do jet boating adventure hear stories of the unique ice carved landscape, its glaciers and see photo opportunities not to miss. Optional Heli-flight to the glaciers from the jet boat. Departs 10.00am and 01.00pm summer, 11.00am winter Duration 4 hours

Jet Boat & Wilderness walk Jet Boat, Walk & Helicopter Essential Wanaka

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Child (4-14 yrs)

$239 $689 $889

$139 $409 $554

COMBO OPTIONS: Glacier River Safari (4WD + Jet Boat) - Wanaka Highlights Safari + Jet boat journey with Wanaka River Journeys. Duration: 7 hours. Big Sky Safari (4WD + Heli glacier landing) Wanaka Highlights Safari + Helicopter scenic flight and glacier landing. Duration: 3 hours. Wanaka Nature Encounter (4WD + Lake Cruise and Island Walk) - Wild Hills Safari + Lake cruise and Island Walk. Duration 8.5 hours.

Wanaka Highlights Safari Wild Hills Safari Best of Wanaka Photography Safari Sunrise Helicopter Photography Safari Combo Options Glacier River Safari (4WD + Jet boat) Big Sky Safari (4WD + Heli glacier landing) Wanaka Nature Encounter (4WD + Lake Cruise and Island Walk)

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$175 $249 $495 $875

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ASPIRING HELICOPTERS Slide on your aviators, slip on your headset, focus your camera and let Aspiring Helicopters take you on a oncein-a-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 with awe-inspiring beauty. Situated in a modern hangar on a working High Country Station, Aspiring Helicopters are a small family owned and operated company boasting bespoke style flights with a focus on providing a professional and personable experience – we want you to go away smiling.

Glacier Landing - Fly above deep mountain valleys

carved out by glaciers thousands of years ago. Land on a snow covered glacier at over 7,000ft overlooking Mt Aspiring and the Southern Alps. Enjoy magnificent 360° views. Guaranteed snow year round.

Aspiring and Glaciers - Experience the dramatic

Southern Alps on this premier fight out of Wanaka. Take in the braided mighty Matukituki River, the ancient glacial carved valleys and snow capped peaks before getting up close to the pinnacle of the National Park, Mt Aspiring. See blue ice, crevasses, waterfalls and glacial lakes Includes two alpine landings.

Mighty Milford Sound - Explore the best of the Southern Alps and Fiordland National Park from the air. Marvel at

the crystal clear waters of a remote alpine lake. Enjoy rugged mountain peaks and deep glacial carved valleys. Explore Milford Sound with it’s towering sheer cliffs and impressive waterfalls. Visit Fiordlands rainforest clad coastline with a remote beach landing. Finish your flight above the glaciers surrounding Mt Aspiring - Includes four landings.

ULTIMATE WANAKA COMBO Ultimate Wanaka combines Wanaka’s premier activities into seamlessly booked and operated, half day, full day and multi-day combo activity products. Signature products from Ridgeline Adventures, Eco Wanaka Adventures, Wanaka River Journeys, and Aspiring Helicopters are flawlessly merged for an assortment of 4WD, Heli, Jet Boat, Lake Cruise & Walk adventure combo activities.

All flights go on demand with a minimum of 2 adults.

Glacier Landing Aspiring and Glaciers Mighty Milford Sound

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$238 $330 $835

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SKIING IN

A SKI HOLIDAY IN NEW ZEALAND IS NOTHING SHORT OF IMPRESSIVE!

With accommodation choices from luxury through to budget and all within easy reach of the ski resorts, we can tailor make a perfectly suited snow holiday for families, groups or individuals, or why not join us on one of our legendary hosted tours!

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Auckland

Whakapapa

Hamilton Rotorua

Turoa New Plymouth

Ohakune

Wellington

Picton

Porter Heights

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Mt Hutt

Treble Cone Cardrona

Christchurch Methven

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Coronet Peak Wanaka Queenstown Dunedin

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Queenstown - Coronet Peak

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Queenstown - The Remarkables Wanaka - Treble Cone Ski Fields

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Ski Towns

SKI FIELD FACTS AT A GLANCE

SEASON: Early Jun to late Sep, subject to weather conditions.

SOUTH ISLAND SKI FIELDS: METHVEN - MT HUTT Traditionally the best snow and longest season in Australasia » 90 mins from Christchurch » 26 kms from Methven including 12 kms of gravel road (fairly steep) » 30% beginners, 40% intermediate, 30% advanced » Half Pipe & natural terrain park for snowboarders BONUS: Children 10 years and under receive a free lift pass QUEENSTOWN - CORONET PEAK Most convenient & best terrain, balanced with variety » 18 kms of sealed road to the car park (25 mins) » 25% beginners, 45% intermediate, 30% advanced » Good base facilities with licensed brasserie, Snow shop & licensed crèche » Fri & Sat night skiing BONUS: Children 6 years and under receive a free lift pass.

SKIING IN NEW ZEALAND

North Island - Whakapapa & Turoa

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$39 $39 $39 $29 $39 $18

Full Day Group 1 Day Ski Lesson Starter Pack#

$99 $99 $99 $105 $63

Mountain Transfers

$130 $150 $150 $99 $145 $120

$22 $30 $30 $53 $43 $30

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QUEENSTOWN - THE REMARKABLES Ideal for families and beginners or those wanting a little taste » 28 kms, including 14 kms of gravel road (45 mins) » 30% beginners, 40% intermediate, 30% advanced » Regarded as the best place to learn to ski » Dedicated snowboard terrain park » BRAND NEW modern base building & facilities

NORTH ISLAND SKI FIELDS: MT RUAPEHU - WHAKAPAPA Experience the thrill of skiing on an active volcano! » 6 kms sealed road from Whakapapa Village » 3.5 hrs from Wellington & 4 hours from Auckland » 25% beginners, 50% intermediate, 25% advanced

BONUS: Children 6 years and under receive a free lift pass

» Excellent first time facilities at Happy Valley

WANAKA - TREBLE CONE Legendary powder & congestion free slopes

MT RUAPEHU - TUROA » 17 kms from Ohakune

» 26 kms west of Wanaka, 71 kms from Queenstown » 10% beginners, 45% intermediate, 45% advanced » Largest ski area in the South Island » Excellent childcare facilities from 3 yrs

» 3.5 hrs from Wellington & 4 hours from Auckland

BONUS: Children under 5 years receive a free lift pass WANAKA/QUEENSTOWN - CARDRONA Snowboarders Paradise » 34 kms from Wanaka, 58 kms from Queenstown » 20% beginners, 55% intermediate, 25% advanced » The highest of the skifields resulting in reliable snow » 4 half-pipes & a natural snow terrain park BONUS: Children 5 years and under receive a free lift pass

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QUEENSTOWN

LOVE IT. Queenstown is rated on a par with Vail in North America, Val Gardena in Italy and Bariloche in South America as one of the leading mountain resort towns of the world. It is also promoted as the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’ so if the scenery doesn’t take your breath away, the action will! Queenstowm at Dusk. Credit: Destination Queenstoon

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DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

QUEENSTOWN TO: Christchurch 485 kms, 7 hrs

22-25 Jun 2017 – Queenstown Winter Festival 6-8 Jul 2017 – New Zealand Mountain Film Festival

» Cruising on Lake Wakatipu with its spectacular mountain backdrop.

Wanaka 91 kms, 1 hr

12 Aug 2017– Peak to Peak – Sporting event

» Skiing at Coronet Peak & The Remarkables.

Te Anau 175 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins

2-9 Sep 2017– Gay Ski Week

Milford Sound 290 kms, 4 hrs 15 mins

18 Nov 2017 – Queenstown International Marathon

» Rafting & jetboating on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers. » Spectacular views over the lake & town from the gondola atop Bob’s Peak.

Fox Glacier 360 kms, 5 hrs 30 mins

» Gold panning and the autumn colours of Arrowtown.

Invercargill 180 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins

» 1 Day & multi day walks including the Routeburn & Rees-Dart Tracks.

Arrowtown 20 kms, 20 mins Dunedin 280 kms, 4 hrs

» Jetboating & canoeing on the Dart River from Glenorchy, 45 kms from Queenstown. » Day trips to Milford & Doubtful Sounds.

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Base Queenstown

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Located at 49 Shotover Street in the heart of Queenstown. This purpose built hostel has it all: 24-hour reception & security, friendly staff, a drying room, under bed storage lockers in dorms, well-appointed private rooms (ensuites incl. SKY TV, a bath/shower) & central heating throughout. Communal areas include a SKY TV room, internet café & Loco Cantina for the best après-ski in town.

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$30 $32 $130

$31 $33 $135

6 Bed Dorm B&B Ensuite Double/Twin B&B

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BONUS: FREE continental breakfast per day & Exclusive Drink Specials at Loco Cantina

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Garden View

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$268 $349 $52

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6 Bed Dorm B&B Ensuite Double/Twin B&B

Rydges Lakeland Resort

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38-54 Lake Esplanade. Set on the shores of stunning Lake Wakatipu, each rooms has unmatched views of the lake and mountains. Only a 5 min flat walk along the esplanade to the town centre, the hotel is in a prime location. A newly refurbished restaurant and bar as part of the QT concept as well as an outdoor swimming pool, sauna and ski storage make up some of the great facilities

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Glenorchy Peaks B&B

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Glenorchy Peaks B&B is nestled at the foot of towering peaks on the edge of Mt Aspiring. National Park. Relax in modern ensuite north facing rooms with uninterrupted breathtaking views. Your host is on hand to share their local knowledge. A 15 minute drive to the Routeburn Track, Paradise Trail and close to many more walks/activities.

Located on a unique vantage point with majestic lake and mountain views. Relaxing garden or spacious, scenic lake view rooms featuring LCD SKY TV and coffee/ tea making. Seasonal swimming pool, sauna, spa pools, gymnasium. The vibrant Lounge Bar offers snacks and beverages for a perfect meeting place. Vista Restaurant, offers nightly a la carte dining with floor to ceiling atrium windows overlooking the views.

QUEENSTOWN

25 Platinum Queenstown Villas

10 Bed Dorm B&B

1 Bedroom (1-3)

Children under 16yrs stay FREE incl Bkfst.

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16 Oaks Club Resort

Quality motel accommodation offering a choice of studio, one and two bedroom units which are fully self contained with kitchen facilities - great for individuals, couples and families. Nestled on a rise overlooking Queenstown, Blue Peaks Lodge is perfectly located just a 5 minute stroll from central Queenstown.

QUEENSTOWN

24 The Glebe Apartments

9 Heritage Queenstown

5-11 Church St, in the heart of town. This purpose built hostel has a variety of room types from dorms with or without ensuite to private ensuite rooms with LCD Sky TV. All dorms have storage lockers and individual bedside reading light, many have balconies. Fully equipped communal kitchen, lounge area with a fireplace, cinema lounge, sauna & high speed internet.

BONUS: Includes a FREE light breakfast & entrée dinner daily.

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Ensuite Room

Jun – Oct 17

Nov 17 - Sep 18

$199

$214

*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 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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Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Hotel

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QUEENSTOWN

Cnr Frankton Rd & Stanley St. This elegant hotel is located 500 metres to Queenstown’s town centre. 24-hour room service, airconditioning, concierge, activities desk, laundry and valet, safe deposit boxes, in-house movie channel and ESPN, gym, sauna, spa, covered parking & foreign exchange, mountain bike hire. Free shuttle service to town centre.

Discounts may be available, enquire for details

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Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Twin/Double

$244 $63

$288 $63

$182 $63

Extra Person

Heritage Queenstown

QUEENSTOWN

Hotel / Self Cont.

NOTE: Surcharge for Lakeview Rooms. BONUS: Children 13 yrs & under stay FREE.

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Jun Oct 17

Nov 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Deluxe Run of House

$320 $362 $631

$383 $478 $832

$224 $322 $560

Studio Suite (2) 2 Bdrm Suite (4)

Hurley’s of Queenstown

Self Cont.

Apr Sep 18

Guest Room

$174 $218 $75

$187 $230 $75

$168 $212 $75

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QUEENSTOWN

Self Cont.

41 Frankton Rd. Situated in a relaxing garden environment. 5 min stroll to town. High quality Suites & Apts, with balconies or courtyards & alpine views. Sky TV, Spa, Breakfast Restaurant serving Continental Breakfast. Guest Laundry, ski storage and drying room. Off street / undercover parking.

Per Room From

Jun - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Sep 18

$185 $248 $372

$200 $269 $394

Studio from 1 Bedroom BONUS: FREE Wifi

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Scenic Suites Queenstown

QUEENSTOWN

Self Cont.

27 Stanley Street, 5 mins stroll into town centre. A modern hotel with beautifully appointed studio rooms & apartments, spectacular mountain & lake views available. All studio rooms interconnect to a one bedroom apartment forming a spacious 2 bedroom apartment. All apartments feature private balconies, full kitchen & laundry facilities.

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Premium Studio

$192 $229 $383

$234 $265 $435

$170 $185 $299

Superior room

$252 $331 $518

$284 $345 $529

$232 $269 $500

2 Bedroom (1-4)

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Lakefront

Hotel

1 Bedroom suite BONUS: FREE Wifi

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2 Bedroom suite (1-4)

Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Lakeview

Corner Adelaide Street and Frankton Rd, 6 mins stroll to the centre of town. Many of the 241 rooms have spectacular lake & mountain views. All have tea & coffee making facilities & high speed internet access. Hotel facilities include 1 restaurant & bar, 24 hour room service, guest laundry, spa pool & ski locker.

Ask about our winter deals

Oct 17 Mar 18

Per Room From

Executive Studio

QUEENSTOWN

Jun Sep 17

Extra Person

Very spacious modern studios, executive suites and 2 bedroom apartments - all with super king beds, shower & spa bath, balcony and fully equipped kitchen. Only 5 mins walk from CBD. Gym and saunas available 24 hrs. Winter underfloor heating, double glazing, drying room, bike & golf storage area. 50 plus Sky TV channels, flat screen TV’S & wireless internet.

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91 Fernhill Rd. Nestled amongst native bush, close to town with the ambience of a European style alpine lodge. Suites & Apartments feature kitchens, open plan lounge / dining and 2GB per room per day complimentary Wifi. Tepid outdoor pool 22 degree, A/C in all rooms, gym, sauna & spa. Restaurant & bar, 24 hr room service & free car parking.

Per Room From

Hotel

Situated in Kawarau Village along Peninsula Road adjacent to Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa, this north-facing hotel sits against a spectacular backdrop of mountains & Lake Wakatipu. Just a 10 minute drive from the airport & a 10 minute water taxi from Queenstown, this is the closest hotel accommodation to The Remarkables ski field. Guest Rooms feature contemporary décor, air conditioning, internet and a fully equipped kitchenette.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Superior

$225 $244

$269 $288

$175 $200

Superior View

Hotel

Located in the heart of Queenstown, just a short stroll to the town centre. The hotel is surrounded by picturesque mountains and Lake Wakatipu. The hotel rooms are spacious and fitted with modern amenities, every room features large private balconies or a private courtyard to enjoy refreshing views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range. Apartments are fully self contained. Guest amenities include a restaurant, bar, spa pool, ski locker & laundry

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Lakeview

$225 $225 $282

$269 $269 $350

$200 $269

Lakeview Kitchenette Ask about our winter deals

2 Bedroom Apt (1-4)

Lake Hayes, Queenstown Trail. Credit: Miles Holden *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 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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BreakFree The Point

Self Cont.

Just 1.5kms from Queenstown’s vibrant city centre. The resort offers spacious studios through to 4 bedroom apartments, most with lake or mountain views. Recreational facilities include a tennis court, fitness centre & private jetty for boating & fishing expeditions. Easy access to the Frankton Walkway offers a scenic walk or bike ride to dining & entertainment.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Studio

$240 $403 $515 $624

$240 $403 $515 $624

$187 $291 $460 -

2 Bedroom (1-4) NOTE: 3 Night minimum stay over selected dates

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3 Bedroom (1-6) 4 Bedroom (1-8)

Oaks Club Resort

Hotel / Self Cont.

171 Frankton Road. This beautifully appointed apartment style hotel commands a waterfront position with lake & mountain views. Each spacious apartment opens on to a balcony, most have full kitchens & laundry facilities, under floor heating & double-glazed windows. Hotel facilities include a sauna, gym, private ski lockers, secure underground parking & BBQ areas.

PPer Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Hotel Room from

$207 $388 $519 $882

$243 $403 $534 -

$227 $427 $571 $970

2 Bdrm Apt (1-4) from 3 Bedroom Apt (1-6) Rates based on 2 night min stay.

Skiing The Remarkables. Credit: NZSki

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Oaks Shores

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327-343 Frankton Rd on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Beautifully furnished apartments with private balconies to enjoy the stunning lake & mountain views. Underfloor heating, double glazed windows, superb kitchens & bathrooms. Cable TV, DVD, mini stereo & CD player. Secure undercover parking. Guest laundry. Sauna, gym, restaurant & BBQ facilities.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Hotel Room

$207 $388 $519 $882

$243 $403 $534 -

$227 $427 $571 $970

2 Bdrm Apt (1-4) from 3 Bedroom Apt (1-6) Rates based on 2 night min stay.

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4 Bedroom Apt (1-8)

Peppers Beacon

Hotel / Self Cont.

NOTE: #Surcharge for Lakeview Apartments *2 night minimum over selected dates

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Jun Sep 17

Oct 17Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Hotel Room

$234 $375 $750

$234 $375 $750

$211 $317 $656

2 Bdrm Suite (1-4) 3 Bdrm Suite (1-6)

Crowne Plaza Queenstown

Hotel

Located in the heart of Queenstown with superb mountain and lake views. Contemporary and stylish accommodation your stay with us will be a rejuvenating, friendly and enjoyable experience. Onsite facilities include an awardwinning restaurant, city-style bar includes feature glass fireplaces, mood lighting and our unique ‘bed bar’, guest laundry, dedicated concierge, 24 hr room service, gym, valet parking, business centre, ski drying and storage.

Per Room From

Jun Aug 17

Sept 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Courtyard View

$369 $400 $557

$294 $325 $482

$406 $440 $612

Mountain View Lakeview

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Highview Apartments

Self Cont.

66-70 Thompson St, located only a 12 minute walk from downtown Queenstown. Stylish 1 & 2 bedroom apartments offer uninterupted views across Lake Wakatipu to the Remarkables range. The apartments offer a fully equipped kitchen & laundry, patio/balcony area. Non view studios offer tea & coffee, microwave. Facilities include fitness room, outdoor spa pool, BBQ area and FREE Wifi. FREE off street carparking, sports locker

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Studio (Non Lake view)

$211 $343 $465

$244 $437 $557

$244 $388 $557

1 Bedroom Lake View 2 Bedroom Lakeview (2 Bthrm)

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Peppers Beacon is situated on pristine Lake Wakatipu, an easy 5 minute walk from town. Many of the resort’s hotel rooms, 2 & 3 bedroom suites offer superb views of the stunning lake & Remarkables Mountains. A breakfast room, outdoor barbeque area, sauna & exercise room are also available onsite.

Per Room From

4 Bedroom Apt (1-8)

Blue Peaks Apartments

Self Cont.

Spacious, self contained holiday apartments in central Queenstown. A choice of 2 and 3 bed apartments with luxurious fittings throughout, open plan living areas and private patios & balconies. These Queenstown luxury apartments are conveniently located, just a 2 minute walk to the town centre, yet facing onto a quiet tree-lined street opposite Queenstown Gardens.

Per Room From

Jun 17 - Sep 18

$338 $463

2 Bedroom Apt (1-4) Minimum stay 2 nights.

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3 Bedroom Apt (1-6)

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

Hotel

Situated in Kawarau Village along Peninsula Road on the shores of the stunning Lake Wakatipu, this resort is only 10 minutes from the airport and a 10 minute water taxi ride from Queenstown. A truly luxurious property where all Guest Rooms & Suites feature a cosy fireplace, balcony & internet. Facilities including a licensed lakeside restaurant, wine bar & lounge, Chinese restaurant, pub, deli café, day spa & heated pool.

Per Room From

Jun Aug 17

Sept 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Guest Room

$285 $354 $523 $523

$268 $337 $505 $505

$253 $322 $490 $490

Deluxe Lakeview Relaxation Room Wakatipu Suite

*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events.


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Hotel St Moritz, a member of the M Gallery collection.

Hotel / Self Cont.

10-18 Brunswick Street. Hotel St Moritz is a a unique & typical hotel with an exceptional personality that embodies the spirit of Queenstown, blending understated luxury with warmth & genuine hospitality. The hotel boasts magnificent lake & mountain views, a native hot tub garden, a restaurant, bar, library, spa & sauna, internet access & a business centre as well as self contained apartments with kitchenettes.

NOTE: Surcharge for Lakeview Rooms. BONUS: Children under 16yrs stay FREE.

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Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Guest Room

$335 $383 $778

$278 $328 $724

$273 $333 $748

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

The Glebe Apartments

QUEENSTOWN

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Queenstown. Credit:: Sarah Orme

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Cnr Stanley & Beetham Street, 2 mins walk to centre of town and 5 mins to Lake Wakatipu. Apartments are uncluttered, spacious and a delightful place to unwind. All are self contained with designer kitchens & laundry stylish furnishings, Sky TV, internet connections & under floor heating. Sunny sheltered central courtyard with barbeque facilities. Secure underground garage.

Per Room From 1 Bedroom (2) 2 Bedroom (1-4) 3 Bedroom (1-6) Daily housekeeping optional extra.

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4 Bedroom (1-8)

Jun 17 - Jun 18 With View

No View

With View

$251 $393 $451 -

$444 $552 $634

$295 $450 $540 -

$497 $659 $770

The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments

Hotel / Self Cont.

Jun Aug 17

Sept 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Lakeview Hotel Room

$333 $465 $516 $680

$305 $422 $483 $610

$277 $390 $446 $558

Lakeview 1 Bdrm Apt BONUS: FREE Wifi & Courtesy Shuttle to/from town.

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

Hulbert House

Luxury

A stunning transformation of the interiors and grounds has created a boutique hotel of 6 rooms offering a luxury experience with exuberant style and magnificent views of Lake Wakatipu. Just a short stroll into the city centre and lakeside. Includes a sumptuous complimentary breakfast for two, refreshments during the day and pre-dinner drinks and canapes. A courtesy transfer is available to deliver you to and from the CBD.

Per Room From Premium Suite BONUS: FREE WiFi and carparking

Grand Suite

Jun - Aug 17

Sep 17 - Sep 18

$844 $938

$869 $957

Per Room From

Jun Aug 17

Sept 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

3 Bedroom Alpine View

$569 $675 $25

$488 $594 $25

$569 $675 $25

3 Bedroom Lake View Daily housekeeping optional extra.

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377 Frankton Road. Showcasing breath-taking lake & mountain views. The Rees is a sophisticated 5 star hotel located right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, just a gentle stroll away from Queenstown’s centre. The Rees boast luxurious accommodation, 200 movie channels free, gourmet cuisine, fine wine, spa treatments, gym, ski lockers, private jetty and mountain bikes.

Per Room From

Self Cont.

Set amongst stunning alpine scenery, our villas are a home away from home just 2 minutes’ drive from Queenstown CBD. Our Villas are private & offer the ultimate in space, style & amenities 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with under floor heating, full designer kitchen, laundry facilities, spacious lounge & dining areas with schist stone gas fireplace & full length glass concertina doors. 2 night minimum.

Jul - Sep 18

No View

Platinum Queenstown Villas

Extra Person

Queenstown Park Boutique

Hotel

Centrally located, fronting open parkland, this 19 room architecturally-designed hotel has a modern romantic style and complements Queenstown’s majestic mountain backdrop to perfection. Proud New Zealand owners are dedicated to providing a niche luxury experience, with interior design to delight. With vistas towards the iconic Skyline gondola or the Remarkable mountain range, Queenstown’s vibrant centre is a short easy walk away. Enjoy complimentary pre-dinner drinks and canapés served each evening.

Per Room From

Jun Aug 17

Sept 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Gondola Room

$500 $640 $850

$450 $590 $750

$422 $554 $704

Remarkables Room 2 Bedrm Tower Suite (1-4)

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Azur Lodge

Luxury

Overlooking some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand, Azur is a contemporary lodge consisting of nine private villas, all with uninterrupted views of the lake and mountain ranges. The Azur team prides themselves in their personalised, friendly service, sharing their local knowledge with guests to ensure a memorable, unique experience. Whether guests are looking for extreme activities or the tranquility of being part of the nature, Azur is the place to stay while experiencing Queenstown.

Per Room From Twin/Double B & B

Jun Oct 17

Nov 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

$1,294

$1,725

$1,294

Shotover River. Credit: Sarah Orme

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TSS EARNSLAW STEAMSHIP & WALTER PEAK HIGH COUNTRY FARM

SKYLINE QUEENSTOWN Journey by scenic Gondola and take in the stunning views over Queenstown at Skyline. Get your heart racing with a thrilling Luge ride and then dine in style at Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar, or choose something lighter from the market kitchen. In the evening, explore the galaxy with a unique Stargazing tour or take in a powerful Maori cultural performance. Located an easy five-minute walk from town, a visit to Skyline Queenstown is a must do.

TSS Earnslaw Cruise - Enjoy a spectacular cruise of Lake Wakatipu on the 105 year old vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw. Take in the stunning alpine scenery & watch the stokers fuelling the fireboxes. Onboard café. Departs every 2 hrs from 10am (1 ½ hrs duration). Children free during school holidays.

Gondola and Dinner - Located at the top of the Skyline Gondola, Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar is the perfect

place to enjoy a sumptuous buffet-style dinner or sunset cocktail. From fresh New Zealand seafood to delectable desserts, the delicious fare is matched by stunning views. A visit to Stratosfare is a unique and memorable experience. Choice of two dinner sittings commencing between 5.45pm to 6.30pm or 8.15pm to 8.45pm. ANZCRO Highly recommended.

Cruise & Walter Peak Farm Tour - Disembark at

Walter Peak & Join an entertaining farmyard tour, sheep dog & sheep shearing demonstrations, plus morning or afternoon tea at the Colonel’s Homestead. (Incl. TSS Earnslaw Cruise). Departs 10am,12pm & 2pm. Duration 3½ hrs.

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

Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch - Enjoy a delicious

Gondola and Stargazing - Enjoy a guided tour of the southern sky. Perched high above Queenstown and surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Skyline Queenstown provides the perfect location to access a 'hidden world' not seen by the naked eye, and impossible to see from many other locations around the globe. Our knowledgeable and experienced stargazing guides will meet you at the top of the Gondola before leading you up Bob’s Peak where, with our powerful telescopes, you can be amazed by what you see. Tours will run every night, weather dependent and start from 6:00pm in winter to 10:45pm in the summer months.

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 5-14 yrs)

Operated by Real Journeys TSS Earnslaw Cruise Cruise & Walter Peak Farm Tour Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner

Adult

Child

$65 $80 $105 $130

$22 $22 $45 $65

Gondola only Gondola and Dinner Gondola and 5 Luge rides Gondola and Stargazing Gondola and Stargazing and Dinner

Adult

Child (5-14 yrs)

$35 $85 $56 $93 $139

$22 $43 $46 $49 $69

QUEENSTOWN WINE TRAIL Making wine personal - join Queenstown’s original wine tour company to discover why Central Otago has become one of the world’s premium pinot noir regions. Enjoy world-class wines, spectacular scenery and true kiwi hospitality with our knowledgeable wine guides. Meet members of each vineyard team for a close up perspective of the local wines. Whether your palate is well developed or simply enthusiastic, our tours will delight. Courtesy pick up and drop off at selected accommodation or Central Queenstown.

Original Wine Tour - Join us for a fun, relaxed and informative afternoon visiting four local wineries, with an option

to purchase a winery lunch or visit the Gibbston Cheesery. Tour includes tastings at four wineries, an underground wine cave tour and viewing of Queenstown’s original bungy jump. Departs daily 12.30pm. Allow 5 hours.

Wine & Food Sampler Tour - This unique wine and food experience delivers an unforgettable taste of wild

sophistication in the heart of Central Otago’s wine region. Tour includes a food and wine match followed by an underground wine cave tour and cheese presentation and tasting. Departs daily 12.30pm. Allow 4 hours.

Private Wine & Food Sampler Tour - As above but with the exclusivity of a private vehicle and guide, and the added flexibility of a personalised tour. Departs 12.30pm on demand, pre-booking essential. Allow 4 hours. Per Person

Original Wine Tour Wine & Food Sampler Tour Private Wine & Food Sampler Tour (2-3 People) Private Wine & Food Sampler Tour (4-10 People)

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$165 $189 $399 $325

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REMARKABLE EXPERIENCE Cruise in style in a 1937 convertible soft-top Chevrolet bus, enabling you to view the magnificent surroundings and alluring beauty of the wonderful Queenstown/Arrowtown region. The scenery is breathtaking. Our 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 old 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 lovely 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 & drop off. Departs: Daily at 9.30am & 1.30pm (Oct-Apr) & 11am only (May-Sep). Duration: approx. 3 hrs.

3 Hour Guided Tour

Adult

Child (5-14 yrs)

$150

$83


ONSEN HOT POOLS Onsen Hot Pools is located high on a cliffside overlooking the magnificent Shotover River canyon, providing views over breathtaking alpine scenery and the perfect vantage point to watch the Shotover Jet jetboats on the river below. At the touch of a button the front wall retracts and puts you at one with Queenstown's natural setting. Book in the evenings for a simply magical experience under the stars with your special someone. There are 6 identical pool rooms, each pool room can accommodate up to four adults and are perfect for individuals, couples, families and friends.

Onsen by Lantern Light - Surround yourselves with Japanese lanterns and a sky full of stars. The Tandeki - Tandeki, the Japanese word meaning indulgence where your pool booking comes with a selection

of locally sourced New Zealand treats including Gibbston Valley wines. The Tandeki includes towels, aromatherapy burner, a complimentary glass of bubbly, wine, beer, or juice with a choice of Kapiti ice cream, Proper Crisps or Whittakers Chocolate Bar.

SKYTREK TANDEM HANG GLIDING & PARAGLIDING Have the flight of a lifetime with the most experienced Hang Glide and paragliding company in New Zealand. Enjoy breath-taking views from Coronet Peak, the highest commercial take-off in New Zealand whilst you & your pilot soar over the mountains. You can have a laid back scenic flight or ask your pilot for an adrenaline pumping experience, it’s your choice! No Experience needed. Includes courtesy transfers. Flights average 10 to 20 mins.

Tandem Paraglide/ Tandem Hang Glide – Allow 1.5hrs *. Departs: Summer (Sept to Apr) – every 1.5 hrs from 9am to 7.30pm. Winter Paraglide (May to Aug) – 9am, 11am, 1pm and 2.45pm Tandem Hang Glide (Aeortow- Cromwell) – Allow 3-4 hrs *. Higher & longer flight over Central Otago’s pristine landscape.Departs: Summer (Sept to Apr) – 7.30am, 9.30am, 12pm, 2pm. Winter Paraglide (May to Aug) – 8.30am, 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm *Max Weights: Hg 100kg, Pg 130kg

Per Person

$95 $129 $152 $18 $119 $120

Onsen Hot Pools - 1 Hour for 2 people Onsen Hot Pools - 1 Hour for 3 people Onsen Hot Pools - 1 Hour for 4 people Onsen Hot Pools - Each Child Onsen by Lantern Light The Tandeki

New Zealand’s largest white water rafting specialist... All trips end in the comfort of Cavell’s Rafting Lodge. Relax in the saunas, take a hot shower & enjoy the spectacular view of the Shotover River from the terrace. Trips include transfers to & from Queenstown and all equipment & instructions on safety & paddling techniques. No experience necessary. Min. age 13 yrs.

Shotover River - An awesome white water experience beginning

with an exciting coach drive into historic Skippers Canyon (see picture below), carved out by gold miners in the 1860’s. Begin with peaceful stretches of the river allowing time to bond with your paddle, guide & raft mates before hitting the exhilarating rapids incl. Rock Garden, Toilet, Pinball, Jaws & Sequel culminating in the incredible 170m Oxenbridge Tunnel. Departs: 8am & 1pm (Oct-May). Note: HeliRafting is the only option during winter (Jun-Sep), departs 8am & 1pm.

Kawarau River - Ideal for the first time rafters or those less confident in the water. Stretches of quiet water allow ample time to practice paddling techniques, look at the scenery or get caught up in a friendly water fight! Four thrilling rapids make this a great introduction to the excitement of white water rafting. Departs: 8am & 1pm all year. Twin Challenge - Combine the world famous Shotover Jet with a half day rafting on the exciting Shotover River (summer only). Departs: 7.30am & 12.15pm. Duration: 5 hours. Triple Challenge - An action packed half day incorporating the Shotover Jet, a helicopter flight into Skippers Canyon and rafting on the Shotover River. Departs: 12.15pm all year, plus 7.30am during summer. Duration: 5 hours.

AJ Hacket Bungy New Zealand is a leader in adventure tourism and recently celebrated our 28th Anniversary. In 1988, the World’s first commercial Bungy Jump started in Queenstown, now we operate eight diverse adventure activities throughout New Zealand.

The Kawarau Bridge Bungy (43m) - This is the World Home of Bungy and our only tandem bungy option. As

scenic as it is scary this is where the Bungy craze started over 28 years ago, the only decision you need to make is: “to touch the water or not touch the water”. Minimum age – 10yrs and max combined weight 235kgs.(Child: 10-14 yrs) FREE Spectator Transport.

The Kawarau Zipride - Youngsters from 8 years of age upwards can get amongst the action racing along a 130m zipline that can reach speeds of up to 60kph. Go solo, tandem, upside down or even superman style. There are three ziplines, so up to 6 people can ride at once. Minimum age is 8 yrs AND 35kgs, max combined weight 150kgs. (Child 8-14 yrs. 8 & 9 year olds must ride tandem)

The Nevis Swing - New Zealand’s biggest Swing, 70m drop followed by swinging in a massive 300m arc. Solo

swing or maybe you would prefer to take a friend along for the ride? This is our only tandem swing option. Allow 4 hours, located 45mins from Queenstown via 4WD private access only. Minimum age 10yrs and 35kgs, max combined weight 220kgs.(Child: 10-14 yrs).

The Nevis Bungy (134m) - This is the big boy! The Nevis is where everyone’s fear is truly tested, by its sheer height and 8.5 seconds of freefall. Allow 4 hours, located 45mins from Queenstown via 4WD private access only. Minimum age – 13yrs AND 45 Kgs, max weight 127kgs. The Ledge Bungy (47m) - Our unique Freestyle Bungy located 400 m above Queenstown, our only bungy that is harnessed at the waist to allow you to express yourself by running and jumping, flipping, somersault or even do a handstand off the ledge. Great for first time and repeat jumpers! Minimum age – 10yrs AND 35kgs, max weight 127kgs. (Child 10-14 yrs). Gondola ticket not included. The Ledge Swing - perched 400m above Queenstown this is not for the faint-hearted, it’s our little swing that packs more punch than meets the eye, don’t let the size fool you. Minimum age – 10yrs AND 35kgs, max weight 107kgs. (Child 10-14 yrs). Gondola ticket not included.

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

The Kawarau Bridge Bungy (43m) Per Person

Shotover River - Drive & Raft (Summer only) Shotover River - Heli-Rafting (All Year) Kawarau River Twin Challenge Triple Challenge

$235 $235

Tandem Hang Glide (Aeortow- Cromwell) from

AJ HACKETT BUNGY NEW ZEALAND

QUEENSTOWN RAFTING

Skippers Canyon

Per Person

Tandem Paraglide/ Tandem Hang Glide

$229 $339 $229 $372 $495

The Kawarau Zipride The Nevis Swing

Adult

Child

$195 $50 $195

$145 $40 $145 $275 $50

The Nevis Bungy (134m) The Nevis Bungy - Spectator Transport The Ledge Bungy (47m) - Gondola ticket not included The Ledge Swing - Gondola ticket not included

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SHOTOVER CANYON SWING Jump from our immense 109m high platform, free fall vertically alongside the cliff face for 60m then swing in the famous Shotover Canyon for 200m. That’s what we call the world’s highest cliff jump. The Shotover Canyon Swing. Jump, leap or be released. Solo or tandem. Upside down or right way up. Unique jump styles to Shotover Canyon Swing include The Chair, The Slide, Gimp Boy Goes To Hollywood, plus so many more. With over 70 jump styles to choose from the choice is yours. Can’t decide on which jump style? Just go twice!!! Located only 15 minutes from Queenstown’s town centre, we provide return transport to our private location. Allow 2.5 hours return. We also offer one free spectator with every swinger - perfect if you have a scaredy cat in your group! Capture your experience with our great range of photo and video packages. You can view before purchase with no obligation to buy. Trip times: Summer - hourly from 8.30am-5.30pm. Winter - hourly from 9.30am-3.30pm. Important Stuff: Min age 10 years, max solo weight 135kgs, max tandem weight 180kgs, closed toe footwear required.

Per Person

$264 $23

Swinger Spectator

SHOTOVER JET Nothing you have experienced will have you prepared for the excitement & 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 & 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 & skillfully whips the boat past rocky outcrops, skims around crags and boulders & twists through the narrow canyons. You grip the hand rail for comfort and reassurance as the driver spins the boat & 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’ & the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons. Complimentary coach transfers are available from ‘The Station’ building in central Queenstown every 15 mins.

Jetboat ride

Adult

Child (5-14 yrs)

$155

$79

SHOTOVER HIGH FIVE Jetboat - Helicopter - Skyline - Luge - Gondola

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

Kawarau jetboat ride

Adult

Child (5-15 yrs)

Family (2AD+2CH)

$121

$65

$307

ous the fam Jet boat River Shotover r elicopte Scenic H Transfer

Begin with the Shotover Jet, the world’s most exciting jetboat ride. A spectacular scenic helicopter transfer takes you over the Shotover River before landing above Queenstown at the summit of the Skyline Gondola. No matter what time of day, the views from the Skyline Complex are absolutely stunning. Tackle 5 Skyline Luge rides before descending by Gondola back down to earth. Departs 8.30am & 2pm.

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Operated by Queenstown Combo

Adult

Child (4-15 yrs)

High Five Combo

$365

$275

NZONE - SKYDIVE It takes a certain kind of person to jump out of an aircraft into thin air. It takes courage. Harnessed to an experienced jumpmaster, expect sensory overload as you step out of the aircraft door and for some 60 seconds plummet towards the ground at 200 kph – terminal velocity! Embrace the fear and tandem skydive over Queenstown with NZONE Skydive. USB photo and video packages available at the drop zone. Courtesy transport from NZONE Skydive store. Departs: Hourly. Allow 3.5 hours return trip.

THE REMARKABLES SPECIAL Soar to the top! You will appreciate first-hand how these peaks have earned their name when you stand on the spur of The Remarkables 1538 meters above Queenstown. During winter you can stand in snow as you take in the stunning views across Lake Wakatipu to the Southern Alps. Departs at 10.30am and 3.30pm daily. Family special departs on request. Includes Return hotel transfers. Time away approx. 17 mins.

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Operated by The Helicopter Line The Remarkables Special (Tour HLQ5SP)

Per Person

$175


NOMAD QUAD SAFARIS & QUEENSTOWN 360 ADVENTURE Enjoy our exclusive playground on Te Tapu-nui – ‘the mountain of intense sacredness’ – a high county station with purpose built trails. Uninterrupted 360° awe-inspiring panoramic views over surrounding lakes and mountains are simply spectacular.

Nomad Quad Safaris – Departs 8.30am & 1.30pm, allow 3.5 hours return to Queenstown. New Zealand’s most

NOMAD SAFARIS 4WD ADVENTURES

spectacular quad bike ride, where the adventure is in your hands! Catering to all abilities, this personalised guided quad bike adventure explores the extensive & varied trails on Queenstown Hill. Tours depart all year round come rain or shine. Includes full training from experienced guides and all safety clothing and equipment. Min. age for rider is 16 years and with a license.

Four-wheel-drive in to the heart of the New Zealand high country and discover Middle-earth on a “Safari of The Scenes” tour. These are authentic adventures rich in filming locations, diverse and spectacular scenery, local history and amazing stories. The tours are based around several of the specific sites where filming took place. These are real places - there are no film sets - they are areas of outstanding natural beauty that need no enhancement. Here it is possible to experience the magical atmosphere and breathtaking scenery captured in films such as The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit. All of our tours are Qualmark Visitor Activity and EnviroGold Endorsed.

Queenstown 360 – Departs 10am, 1.30pm & 4pm, allow 2 hours 15 mins return to Queenstown. Venture high above Queenstown in our purpose built and powerful UTV, go off-road and explore the terrain with your expert driver guide and sit back and relax, soak up unobstructed sceneries and commentary! Children must be at least 1.30cm tall.

Option A: Wakatipu Basin - Departs 8.15am & 1.30pm, allow four hours return to Queenstown. Includes fun off-roading, river crossings & spectacular views from the mountains. Genuine gold panning in a gold bearing river plus refreshments.

Nomad Quad Safaris

Option B: Glenorchy - Departs 8am & 1.30pm, allow 4 1/4 hours return Queenstown. Take the road to Paradise,

Per Person

$275 $275

Queenstown 360

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.

Essential Queenstown Combo - Why settle for one experience when you can have two? Catch the canyons with Shotover Jet (see adjacent page) plus enjoy true off road driving, a vist to the LOTR filming locations and gold panning in the Arrow River. Departs 8.15am, 9.45am, 1.30pm & 2.45pm, duration 3.5 hours. Adult

Child (4-14 yrs)

Glenorchy tour

$195 $195

$95 $95

Essential Queenstown Combo

$269

$149

Wakatipu Basin tour

ZIPTREK ECOTOURS New Zealand’s #1 Original Zipline Tour so come and join us on our exhilarating zipline (flying fox) adventure above spectacular Queenstown! Ride up the Skyline Gondola (not included) and then glide through the treetops on a series of ziplines. Your experienced guides will deliver an informative tour on the local area as you “Zzziiiiiip” from tree to tree. The ziplines are gravity fed and with two guides accompanying you on tour to take care of everything technical, you do not have to worry about controlling your speed or stopping. This all weather tour is suitable for all ages and abilities, whether looking for an introduction into Queenstown Adventure (Moa Tour) or looking for the exhilarating Kea tour, featuring the Worlds steepest tree to tree zipline. Harnesses and helmets will be provided. Min age 6 yrs. Departs: Moa 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm. Kea 10.20am, 1.40pm, (3.20pm & 5.20pm seasonal) Allow 1.5-2 hours for Moa & 2.5-3 hours for Kea option plus time to ride the gondola. Adult

Child (6-14 yrs)

THE HELICOPTER LINE QUEENSTOWN

Moa 4 Line Twilight Tour Moa 4 Line (Aug-Apr)

$140 $189

$89 $139

Grand Circle - On this premier scenic flight enjoy the stunning beauty of the Wakatipu basin from the mouth

Kea 6 Line

$139

$89

of the Shotover River to beyond Coronet peak. Land on The Remarkables (1538 m) above Queenstown. In winter, stand in snow as you take in stunning views across Lake Wakatipu to the Southern Alps. Duration: 30 mins.

Alpine Snow Landing - Spectacular alpine scenery and the opportunity to touch snow in summer make this flight unmissable. Land amongst snow-capped peaks, stand in snow and take that special snapshot. Scenic flight routes are dependent on current snow conditions in Queenstown and surrounds. Duration: 30 mins. Southern Glacier Experience - See dramatic views of majestic Southern Alps and Aspiring National Park

and discover the ancient icefalls of glaciers before an alpine snow landing. Stand in snow surrounded by stunning mountain peaks. See Lake Wakatipu’s mysterious northern shores, bush covered valleys, unparalleled views of Mount Aspiring and the mighty Rees and Dart River valleys. Duration: 50 mins.

Milford Sound - Journey through New Zealand’s most dramatic scenery. This captivating flight takes you over

secluded alpine lakes, lush rainforest, and past rugged peaks. Experience the grandeur of the Southern Alps en route to landing at The Divide. Fly into the heartland of Fiordland National Park experiencing unparalleled views of world famous Milford Sound and Mitre Peak before landing. Homeward, experience an alpine snow landing before returning across Lake Wakatipu to Queenstown. Duration: 1.5 hours.

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

amazing glacial creation. View Lake Quill, the source of the Sutherland Falls - the second highest in the southern hemisphere. Weather permitting, land ‘on top of the world’ and stand among the ancient ice flows of the Fiordland Glaciers. Lunch options are available.

Grand Circle (HLQ2) Alpine Snow Landing (HLQ3) Southern Glacier Experience (HLQ6) Milford Sound (HLQ1B) Milford Sound Heli Cruise Heli Milford and the Sutherland Falls - Exclusive Charter for up to 6 people

Adult

Child (4-14 yrs)

$315 $657 $585 $925 $995

$221 $221 $410 $648 $697

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DART RIVER WILDERNESS JET & FUNYAKS Wilderness Jet - Includes a thrilling Jetboat ride through the shallow braided river channels of the Dart River

into the World Heritage area. During this ride there is time taken for scenic stops where the driver talks about the history of the region. Following this we stop for an easy & informative 30 minute walk through ancient forest. On a backroad tour of Paradise, immerse yourself in scenes and backdrops from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. Duration: 6 hrs, includes transfers from Queenstown. Departs: Summer (Oct-May) 7.45am & 11.45 noon daily, Winter (Jun-Sep) 8am daily. (Child 3-15 yrs)

Funyaks - Begin with a 75 min. jetboat ride deep into Mt Aspiring National Park. Combine wilderness jet boating with unique ‘Funyak’ inflatable canoes for a fun way to explore the Dart River as well as hidden side streams, rock pools and dramatic chasms. Stop and enjoy a delicious wilderness buffet lunch before continuing in your ‘Funyak’ downstream to ‘Paradise’. Then travel a back-country route passing by locations used in movies to illustrate Middle Earth. No experience necessary. Duration 8.5 hrs. Departs all year at 7.45am, returns approx. 4.30pm. (Child 5-15 yrs)

Wilderness Jet Funyaks

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Child

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$139 $239

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MILFORD SOUND

MILFORD & DOUBTFUL SOUNDS

Self Drive - Milford Sound Nature Daytime Cruises Cruise on board the Milford Mariner, reminiscent of the early explorer vessels and witness moody and dramatic Milford Sound. The 2-2 ¼ hour cruise is a leisurely small group experience with like-minded travellers. Head out to the Tasman Sea and keep a lookout for seals and penguins along the way. Self-drive passengers can also add on the Underwater Observatory. Departs: Milford Wharf 10.30am, returns 12.45pm (all year) 12.55pm returns 2.55pm (May - Sep) 1.35pm returns 3.50pm (Nov - Apr) Note: 10.30am departure returns at 12.30pm MaySep. If lunch is required it must be pre ordered* Coach transfers available from Queenstown & Te Anau (additional Costs).

DAY TOURS Milford Sound

Milford

Self Drive - Milford Sound Scenic Daytime Cruise

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Sit back and relax aboard a Scenic Cruise and take in the sights of Milford Sound during the 1 hour 40 minute cruise - cascading waterfalls, majestic Mitre Peak, glaciers, sheer cliffs, rainforests and wildlife. Includes: an informative multilingual commentary on selected departures, tea & coffee. Lunch Options available*. Departs: 11am returns 12.40pm or 1pm returns 2.40pm all year. Also 12pm, 1.45pm & 3pm Nov - Apr. Duration: 1 hr 40 mins.

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Full Day - Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise

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Sit back and enjoy the driver’s commentary as your glass roofed coach travels along the spectacular Milford Road. This journey is often described as one of the world’s most scenic drives – and rightly so! Frequent stops for photos are made along the way. On reaching Milford Sound aboard a luxury cruise vessel for a 2 hr - 2 ¼ hr cruise of Milford Sound & out to the open sea. (English only commentary) Departs: Queenstown 7.15am (Nov - Apr) & 6.55am (May - Sep), all return 8pm. Tip: On a perfect day consider upgrading to a 40 min scenic flight for the return journey (Queenstown only, booked on the day.)

Milford Sound - Fly, Scenic Cruise and Return Flight For awe inspiring views of the fiord, mountains, glaciers, rivers, lakes and lush rainforest, nothing compares with a 40 minute scenic flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound. On arrival in Milford, passengers are transferred to a Real Journeys vessel for a 1hr 40min cruise on the entire length of the fiord. Includes full commentary on flight & cruise and return accommodation transfers (commencing 45 minutes prior to departure). Perfect for those who are short of time or want to avoid the full day normally required to visit Milford Sound. Departs: 10am year round (plus 8am & 2pm Nov - 15 Apr, 12pm 16 Apr - Sep)

DOUBTFUL SOUND Full Day - Doubtful Sound Excursion Three times longer & ten times lager than Milford Sound. Doubtful Sound is the place to go to witness true wilderness scenery & wildlife. Cruise across the crystal clear waters of Lake Manapouri to West Arm then coach over the Wilmot pass, stopping along the way to experience some of Fiordland’s densest rainforest. On reaching deep Cove enjoy a 3 hour cruise amongst towering peaks and bush clad islands keeping a look out for wildlife, right out to the open sea. Departs: Pearl Harbour, Manapouri 8am returns 3.15pm (Nov - Apr), 9.45am returns 5.15pm (May- Sep)*10.30am, returns 5.45pm (Nov - Apr). Coach transfers available from Te anau & Queenstown (Extra). Note: For those requiring a picnic lunch, it must be prebooked. *No power station visit Tip: ANZCRO highly recommends you do both the Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound tours. While you cannot beat the drive to Milford, the Doubtful Sound cruise is truly awesome.

Note: Flights operate subject to weather.

Operated by Real Journeys

Adult

Child (5-14 yrs)

Self Drive - Milford Sound Nature Daytime Cruises

$22 $22 $22 $80 $100 $319

Operated by Real Journeys

Adult

Child (5-14 yrs)

Full Day - Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise - Ex Te Anau from

Full Day - Doubtful Sound Excursion - Ex Manapouri from

$250

$65

Full Day - Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise - Ex Queenstown

$91 $84 $105 $160 $199

Milford Sound - Fly, Scenic Cruise and Return Flight

$491

Self Drive - Milford Sound Scenic Daytime Cruise - 11am ex Milford Full Day - Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise - 1pm ex Milford

Picnic Lunch. (Must be preordered) - Per Person

100

QUEENSTOWN

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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 & the dawning of a new day in this magnificent World Heritage region. Departing from Milford wharf, cruise the length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea, where subject to favourable weather conditions, the sails are hoisted for a period before returning to sheltered waters to anchor in Harrison Cove. The friendly crew & expert Nature Guides are always available to answer your questions & help with the activities such as kayaking & exploring the coastline by tender craft. Passengers have the opportunity to visit the Underwater Observatory as an optional extra. (Self driving only).

Milford Mariner - Purpose built & 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 2 tender crafts. Includes a 3 course buffet dinner & full cooked and continental buffet breakfast.

Timetable

Milford Mariner Per Adult, Twin share

Departs Day 1

Returns Day 2

Milford / Milford

4.30pm

9.15am

Te Anau / Te Anau

12.45pm

12.30pm

Queenstown / Queenstown

8.30am

3.30pm#

16 Sep 31 Oct 17

Nov Dec 17

Jan Mar 18

Apr 20 May 18

Twin Share

Twin Share

Twin Share

Twin Share

$308 $358 $410

$459 $529 $567

$489 $559 $597

$329 $399 $405

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OVERNIGHT CRUISES

Notes: Daily coach transfers available. Te Anau and Queenstown combinations available. #Those upgrading to scenic flight (optional extra) arrive into Queenstown at 12pm. 0-4 yrs not encouraged. Children 5-14 yrs, 50%.

Milford Wanderer - Designed along the lines of a traditional New Zealand coastal trading scow to reflect Fiordland’s heritage, the vessel has been purpose built to accommodate passengers in 14 comfortable twin-share cabins & 2 quad share bunk cabins with shared bathroom facilities. Recently refurbished, it has a cosy dining saloon and open deck areas for viewing the spectacular scenery of Milford Sound. Highlights include cruising the full length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea & a highly informative commentary from the specialist Nature Guide. Overnight we anchor in sheltered Harrison Cove. Included in this experience is the opportunity to walk on the famous Milford Track or exploring the shoreline on the tender boat. Includes a 3 course evening meal & hearty breakfast. Timetable

Milford Wanderer Per Adult

Nov - Dec 17

Departs Day 1

Returns Day 2

Milford / Milford

4.30pm

9.15am

Te Anau / Te Anau

12.45pm

12.30pm

Queenstown / Queenstown

8.30am

3.30pm#

Jan - Mar 18

Twin Share

Quad Share

Twin Share

Quad Share

$389 $459 $535

$339 $409 $485

$409 $479 $555

$349 $419 $495

DOUBTFUL SOUND OVERNIGHT CRUISE Three times longer than Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound has a surface area ten times larger. It is a stunning place of towering peaks, bush clad islands, of twisting, hidden arms & sheltered coves. Start with a cruise across Lake Manapouri to West Arm, then coach through the dense rainforest of Wilmot Pass, pausing for magnificent views of Doubtful Sound glistening far below. At Deep Cove visitors board the Fiordland Navigator for a leisurely exploration of Doubtful Sound before anchoring in one of the hidden coves for the night. The following morning there is time to explore before returning to Deep Cove.

Fiordland Navigator - This purpose built 38 metre long, 3 masted slaysall schooner, reflects Fiordland’s heritage. Sleeping 70 guests in either twin/double cabins with ensuite bathroom or quad share bunk style cabins with shared bathroom facilities. The Vessel has 3 spacious decks ideal for viewing the wilderness scenery, fur seals, dolphins & in season, rare penguins. Activites include kayaking & excursions in the tender carft to explore the coastline. Includes a 3 course buffet dinner & cooked and continental buffet breakfast. It is recommended that guests order a boxed picnic lunch for day 1 or take their own. Picnic Lunches must be prebooked.

Notes: Daily coach transfers available. Te Anau and Queenstown combinations available. #Those upgrading to scenic flight (optional extra) arrive into Queenstown at 12pm. 0-4 yrs not encouraged. Children 5-14 yrs, 50%.

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Returns Day 2

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12.30pm 11.45am

Ex Te Anau

11.30am 12.45pm

Ex Queenstown

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3.30pm

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Quad

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Notes: Daily coach transfers available. Te Anau and Queenstown combinations available. Single travellers may take a twin-share cabin on a sole occupancy basis & pricing or share a compartment on a quad-share basis with up to 3 other passengers. 0-4 yrs not encouraged. Children 5-14 yrs, 50%.

Route may vary, dependent upon weather and wildlife

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FIORDLAND,

SOUTHLAND & STEWART ISLAND HOME OF THE ICONS Tucked away at the bottom, Fiordland is home to many of New Zealand’s scenic icons – Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Mitre Peak and the Great Walks. Less known but well worth visiting is neighbouring Southland with its amazing array of scenery, abundance of wildlife and extremely hospitable locals. The signposted Southern Scenic Route from Queenstown to Dunedin has been designed to help you get the most out of your visit.

FACT FILE DRIVING DISTANCES: TE ANAU TO: Queenstown 175 kms, 2 hrs 25 mins Milford Sound 119 kms, 1 hrs 45 mins Invercargill 152 kms, 2 hrs 15 mins Manapouri 22 kms, 20 mins Dunedin 290 kms, 4 hrs 15 mins INVERCARGILL: Christchurch 580 kms, 8 hrs 15 mins Dunedin (most direct) 217 kms, 3 hrs (via the Southern Scenic Route) 282 kms, 5 hrs 20 mins

SPECIAL EVENTS: 28-29 Jul 2017 – Hokonui Fashion Design Awards 2 Dec 2017 – Kepler Challenge 8-11 Feb 2018 Nov 2016 – Burt Monro Challenge Mar 2018 – Hokonui Moonshiners Festival 26 May 2018 – 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. (The drive to Milford is superb but the cruise on Doubtful Sound can’t be beaten). Don’t just take our word – do both! » 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 & one of the few places in New Zealand where you can see kiwi in the wild. » Fiordland National Park’s multi day walks – The Milford Track, Kepler Track, Hollyford Track, Routeburn Track & Humpridge Track. » The Catlins Coast wildlife – Hector Dolphins, sea-lions, seals & abundant birdlife. Haast

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Milford Sound, Fiordland. Photo Credit: Adam Bryce

Anchorage Motel

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Self Cont.

TE ANAU

47 Quintin Dr, 1 min walk to Lake edge & 10 mins walk to town centre. All units feature kitchen facilities, LCD TV with Sky, in-house video and electric blankets. On site guest laundry, BBQ facilities, children’s play area, & undercover car parking. In-room breakfast service available.

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Village Inn

Hotel / Self Cont.

Mokoroa Street, only a 5 min walk to the town centre and Lake Te Anau. Our spacious units include: self contained, disabled access and triple rooms. The onsite restaurant and bar make it the perfect place to relax after a busy day sightseeing. Full cooked breakfast, FREE WiFi, and guest laundry available

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Standard Room

$140 $157 $157

$188 $219 $219

$167 $197 $197

Superior Room Superior Kitchen Room

*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 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.


Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

TE ANAU

Hotel

Distinction Luxmore Hotel

TE ANAU

20 Lakefront Drive, set amongst manicured gardens on the shores of Lake Te Anau. Easy stroll to shops. Recently refurbished rooms include tea & coffee making facilities & Sky TV. Hotel facilities include Bluestone Restaurant & Bar (with stunning lake & mountain views), guest laundry, & complimentary off-street parking. An ideal base from which to explore Milford & Doubtful Sounds.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Twin/Double

$117 $45

$188 $45

$125 $44

Extra Person

TE ANAU

Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

Hotel

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Double/Twin

$172 $204 $368 $368

$283 $310 $408 $408

$185 $218 $382 $382

Lakeview Garden Villa Hotel Suite

TE ANAU

Fiordland Lodge

Luxury

BONUS: Includes full breakfast & 4 course dinner

INVERCARGILL

Sep Oct 17

Nov 17 14 Apr 18

15 Apr May 18

Lodge Room DBB

$860 $1,260

$1,060 $1,460

$860 $1,260

Executive Suite DBB

Balmoral Lodge Motel

Self Cont.

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Studio

$162 $189 $227 $25

$172 $200 $240 $27

$175 $204 $245 $27

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-4) Extra Person

MILFORD SOUND

Milford Sound Lodge

Self Cont.

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Lodge Room

$41 $422 $479

$45 $467 $524

$45 $422 $479

Mountain View Chalet DBB Premium Riverside Chalet DBB

*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 1 Bedroom based on 2 people, 2 Bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may be subject to surcharges and minimum night stays during special events.

May Sep 18

Standard

$144 $164 $178 $50

$211 $244 $250 $53

$152 $165 $185 $53

Extra Person

Self Cont..

Our beautiful Qualmark rated 5 star property is perfectly located a stones throw right on the edge of Lake Te Anau, recently completely refurbished our rooms are tastefully decorated and are well equipped. We have lived in Fiordland for over 35 years and we are committed to making our guests stay a memorable one by sharing our local knowledge.

Per Room

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Studio

$319 $344 $542

$438 $450 $725

$363 $407 $563

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-4)

Fiordland Lodge Log Cabins

TE ANAU

Luxury.

Complementing the Fiordland Lodge’s guest rooms are two traditionally built log cabins, featuring recycled native New Zealand timber. The cabins are separate from the Lodge with lovely lake, mountain & rural views. Exuding lots of atmosphere, these cabins are a welcome change from standard hotel rooms & ideal for families to experience together. Includes a gourmet breakfast & dinner in the main lodge.

BONUS: Includes full breakfast & 4 course dinner

TE ANAU

Per Room From

Sep Oct 17

Nov 17 14 Apr 18

15 Apr May 18

Cabin (2) DBB

$760 $320 $270

$860 $320 $270

$760 $320 $270

Extra Adult DBB Extra Child DBB

Quest Invercargill

Self Cont.

Centrally located to the city CBD and is less than 5 km from Invercargill Airport. We offer guests a range of modern, spacious and stylish studio apartments, one and two bedroom serviced apartments. Accommodation includes a kitchenette or fully equipped kitchen, separate bathroom with bath, and laundry. FREE unlimited WiFi, SKY TV and parking is included. Gym passes to an offsite gym, breakfast options, valet dry cleaning, a pantry shopping service, and wheelchair access.

Per Room From

Jun 17 - Sep 18

$159 $187 $281

Studio One Bedroom Two Bedroom

STEWART ISLAND

Experience Milford Sound in a more relaxed and authentic way when you stay overnight. It's just not possible to properly experience this world heritage destination in a single day. Treat yourself in our premium riverside or mountain view chalets and book early to avoid disappointment, or stay in our affordable shared and private accommodation. We also have a range of powered sites available in our Rainforest Campervan Park as well as modern self-catering facilities. Fully licensed on-site café and bar and just 5 min drive to the Milford Sound cruise boat departures.

Per Room From

Oct 17 Apr 18

Radfords on the Lake

TE ANAU

265 Tay Street. Situated close to the city centre, Stadium Southland, The Velodrome & Aquatic Centre, also within walking distance to restaurants & supermarkets. Featuring 38 units with kitchen facilities, central heating, Sky TV & high speed internet, some with spa baths. Guest laundry & off street parking. Breakfast service available.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Deluxe BONUS: FREE unlimited Wifi.

Peaceful rural setting, 5 kms north of Te Anau on the Milford Sound Road with spectacular views of Lake Te Anau & Fiordland National Park. This magnificent Lodge features high ceilings, full trunk pillars, a massive riverstone fireplace & a commanding staircase which leads to a peaceful mezzanine library. Experience Kiwi hospitality and cuisine at its very best.

Per Room From

Per Room From

Superior

Lakefront Drive. Superb views over Lake Te Anau the gateway to Fiordland National Park and the start of the Milford Track. 112 guest rooms offering tea & coffee facilities, mini bar, TV, and room service. Other facilities include FREE unlimited Wifi, 24hr reception, pool, spa, sauna, laundry service, car parking, McKinnon Restaurant & Cocktail Bar.

Per Room From

Hotel

Situated right in the heart of the township, 200m from the shores of Lake Te Anau with 2 restaurants. Bailez Café offers a great selection as does Highlights, the Buffet Carvery Restaurant. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and off street parking. Good local knowledge is offered by the staff and a courtesy coach is available.

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Stewart Island Lodge Enjoy true southern style at this peaceful, island retreat nestled in native bush. With unsurpassed views of Halfmoon Bay from the terrace, the extensive grounds are home to many native birds. The lodge provides a high standard of comfort with private guest lounge & includes continental breakfast. Transfer from the ferry terminal or airport are also included.

Per Room From

Aug Nov 17

Dec17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Double/Twin B&B

$235

$283

$242

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LUXMORE JET WESTRAY ADVENTURES FIORDLAND

Jetboat Ride - Your exhilarating one hour jetboat ride, includes stops at 3 actual film locations where Frodo & the Fellowship paddled their Elven boats down the River Anduin (Upper Waiau River). There’s plenty of time to take photos before continuing on to the breathtaking beauty of Lake Manapouri, often referred to as “the loveliest of all New Zealand’s many lakes” before returning to Queen’s Reach & your courtesy transfer back to Te Anau. Duration: 1 hr in boat, allow 90 min. including accommodation transfers.

Boat, Walk & Talk Adventure - Join us on a leisurely scenic boat ride down to beautiful Lake Manapouri and a gentle stroll through the ancient Beech Rain Forest on the well formed Kepler Track. Enjoy an informative commentary & good yarn along the way from your guides whom are passionate about this region. Soak up the grandeur, it’s mountains, rivers & Mother Nature’s glorious garden of ferns, mosses and towering trees. Departs Te Anau 11am, returns approx 4pm. Includes accommodation transfers. Guests to bring their own lunch & drink.

Jetboat ride

Adult

Child (5-15 yrs)

$$120

$60 $169

Boat, Walk & Talk Adventure (Per Person)

Come and ride with us at Westray Adventures. We are located near the lakeside township of Te Anau, and can offer stunning 360 degree panoramic views over the lake and mountain ranges of the world renowned Fiordland World Heritage Park. Take a tour through our working farm and say hello to our horses, sheep and cattle. We operate all year round, may the sun be shining or the hills glistening in snow.

Take a relaxed horse ride. Beginners as well as experienced riders are welcome - our horses are calm and will look after you, so you can enjoy the trek from start to finish. We will stop for light refreshments at the highest point. Enjoy a thrilling quad bike adventure (Must be 16yrs+). Our Honda bikes are fun and easy to ride whether you are a complete beginner or experienced rider. The tour will be tailored to your abilities.

Duration: Horses: 2-2,5hr, Quads: 1,5-2 hr. Location: only 5km outside of Te Anau Departs: (Horses) 9am, 1pm & 4:30pm. (Quads) 10am & 2pm. Includes: Safety training and riding instructions, safety helmet (+protective gear for quads), free transfer from your accommodation in Te Anau (please request at time of booking) Per Person

$120 $120

Horse Trek Quad Bike

MILFORD MUST DO TE ANAU GLOWWORM CAVES EXCURSION Enjoy a scenic alpine cruise of Lake Te Anau before disembarking at Cavern House to experience a mysterious underground world of waterfalls and incredible rock formations before drifting in silent darkness beneath glittering glowworms. In small groups, head in to the cave with nature guides who will share their knowledge of the cave and its history. Deep inside the cave, board a small boat and explore a silent hidden grotto inhabited by thousands of glowworms, Departs: 2pm & 7pm all year. Also 5.45pm & 8.15pm Nov – Apr. Duration: 2 hours 15 mins.

Operated by Real Journeys

Adult

Child (5-14 yrs)

Te Anau Glowworm Caves Excursion

$81

$22

This is about as close to communing with nature in Milford Sound as you can get! After being collected from your accommodation, learn about the history, landmarks & conservation on the way to majestic Milford Sound. On arrival get ready for 4 hours of spectacular kayaking. Highlights include dramatic sheer cliffs, classic Mitre peak, waterfalls, enormous glacier carved valleys and possibly friendly fur seals and playful dolphins. For Lunch we aim to stop on a beach at the foot of the mountains. Bring your own lunch or preorder (NZ$17). On the journey home there is time for scenic stops, short walks, good New Zealand music & a well earned rest. Note: If bad weather prevents kayaking it is replaced by a launch cruise & extended nature tour. Includes a professional sea kayaking guide, all kayaking clothing, safety gear & instruction. Departs Te Anau 6.30am, returns 6pm (Sept - May). Min age 16 yrs. Note: Overnight option available on Doubtful Sound.

Operated by Real Journeys

Per Person

$185

Guided Kayaking (4hrs)

FIORDLAND OUTDOORS COMPANY When it comes to delivering standout experiences in Fiordland National Park, our family team and local guides at the Fiordland Outdoors Company are the experts. Our tailor-made trips are perfect for friends, couples and families.

Jet Boat Fishing - Have a go at trout fishing in New Zealand from a jet boat on the mighty Waiau River! Brilliant

family or couples fun, everything supplied, no experience required and a very, very good chance of catching a trout! Also the option to combine fishing with walking along NZ’s famous Kepler Track which runs alongside the Waiau River.

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 (5-15 yrs)

Infant

Milford Sound Cruise and Walk

$169

$85

$25

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Guided Fly Fishing - Experienced angler? We are lucky enough to have the Waiau River right on our doorstep which is largely inaccessible by foot, in the Fiordland National Park and teems with New Zealand rainbow and brown trout. We use a jet boat to move around the river opening up premium fishing not available to everyone. Season runs from Oct - May Half Day Charters for up to 4 people - includes Morning or Afternoon Tea with homemade baking Full Day Charters for up to 4 people - includes choice of Riverside BBQ with Fiordland crayfish and venison or Gourmet Picnic Lunch

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Per Trip (Up to 2 extra people)

$595 $1,195


HUMPRIDGE TRACK The Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track is a 3 day loop walk that takes hikers along the south coast of New Zealand, up to the sub-alpine zone of the Hump Ridge, and over historic viaducts in the heart of native forest. The two backcountry lodges are in superb locations, each offering a unique stopping point along the walk. The 3 Day package includes:- Thursday night pre-walk B&B accommodation in Tuatapere, Transport from Tuatapere to begin your walk, a short helicopter flight on Day 1, Multi-share accommodation or Private Room & a hot shower with all linen supplied, Fully catered with cooked breakfasts, packed lunches and 3 course dinners. Note: A day pack is all you’ll need to carry your lunch, wet weather gear and a change of clothes. A moderate to high level of fitness is required to complete this walk. Departs: Fridays only and the season runs from Oct - Apr.

DISCOVERY EXPEDITIONS A multi-day Discovery Expedition takes you on an exploration of Fiordland or Stewart Island, delving into the rich natural and human histories of the regions. You’ll follow in the early explorers’ wakes, witness stunning landscapes, explore relics of settlements long past, walk on isolated islands and kayak beautiful bays. The Discovery Expedition activities are designed to suit all levels of fitness and there really is something for everyone. All Discovery Expeditions have specialist Nature Guides on board – who are experts in Southern New Zealand. They’ll provide informative commentary, point out wildlife and guide walks and activites. Just because you’re escaping civilisation doesn’t mean you have to go without it’s comforts. The Milford Wanderer, is a modern motorised vessel that has been purposed built for navigating southern New Zealand. The cabins are warm and comfortable with a maximum of 32 guests in 16 twin rooms. Delicious meals are prepared by the onboard chef. The galley is well provisioned and all meals are catered, including morning and afternoon teas. With sumptuous meals and an attentive crew, all your needs are looked after against awe-inspiring backdrop.

Per Person

$1,645 $1,845

3 Day/3 Night Guided Walk - Multi Share 3 Day/3 Night Guided Walk - Private

Per Person

Operated by Real Journeys

(Twin Share)

Dusky Sound: 4 Nights/5 Days includes helicopter transfer ex Te Anau Preservation Inlet: 6 Nights/7 Days includes helicopter transfer ex Queenstown Discover Stewart Island: 5 Nights/6 Days ex Bluff

$2,400 $2,890 $2,150

WAIRAURAHIRI WILLDERNESS JET Come & discover New Zealand’s last frontier, the South of Fiordland National Park. Home to New Zealand’s deepest lake & steepest (boatable) river, the Wairaurahiri (betcha can’t pronounce that!) plus truly awesome scenery. This is undoubtedly New Zealand’s best jet boat ride & 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 & 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.

Full Day Trip BBQ Lunch

Adult

Child (under 12yrs)

$230 $30

$115 $30

STEWART ISLAND Ferry To Stewart Island - Stewart Island is perfect for a day excursion or an extended stay. Cross Foveaux Strait in comfort and style on board an express catamaran. During the one-hour crossing between Bluff and Stewart Island friendly staff provide informative commentary and point out highlights. Includes complimentary tea & coffee. Coach transfers available from Invercargill (optional extra). Departs Bluff: 9.30am (All days in Summer; Tues/ Wed/Sat in Winter). Departs Stewart Island: 8am year round (Summer: Mon-Sun; Winter: Mon-Sat). Other times throughout the day to and from the island are also available. Village & Bays Tour - An unparalleled way to soak up the highlights of Stewart Island and the surrounding bays aboard a modern mini-bus while gaining an entertaining insight into the community, history and environment of Stewart Island. There’s plenty of time for photo stops and short walks. Duration: 90 minutes. Departs: 11am & 1pm all year, plus 4 pm during Nov- Apr.

STEWART ISLAND FLIGHTS

Wild Kiwi Encounter - As daylight fades, depart Halfmoon Bay for a

Scenic Flight - Your adventure to Stewart Island begins with Stewart Island Flights who operate three return scheduled flights per day between Invercargill Airport & Oban, Halfmoon Bay & Stewart Island. The 20 min. scenic flight gives you a great bird’s-eye view of Oreti Beach, the Tiwai Aluminium Plant & The Port of Bluff before crossing Foveaux Strait where the view changes to lush rainforest & 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 & 5pm. Departs Stewart Island 8.30am, 1.30pm & 5.30pm. (Children under 4 years free)

Paterson Inlet Cruise & Ulva Island Tour - Discover Stewart Island from the water. Enjoy a leisurely

Half Day Option – Incl. return flights Invercargill/Stewart Island, 90 min. bus tour exploring the local landmarks, set menu lunch at the South Sea Hotel on the waterfront & free time to absorb the tranquillity of the island.

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 & coffee. Duration: 4 hours (approx.) 6pm: April - May & Sept - Oct, 7.30pm: Nov - Dec & March, 8.30pm: Jan - Feb. Does not operate: June - Aug.

catamaran cruise of beautiful Paterson Inlet and visit Ulva Island, a renowned bird sanctuary. See rare plants and abundant native bird life during your walk ashore with our Nature Guide. The skipper provides detailed commentary throughout the cruise. Departs: 12 noon (Sept - May). Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins.

Full Day Option – Incl. 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 & details on application.

Ferry To Stewart Island - One Way Village & Bays Tour Wild Kiwi Encounter Paterson Inlet Cruise & Ulva Island Tour - Cruise Only Paterson Inlet Cruise & Ulva Island Tour - Cruise + Picnic Lunch

Adult

Child (5-14 yrs)

$79 $46 $160 $98 $117

$40 $22 $80 $22 $41

Operated by Southeast Air Ltd Scenic Flight - One Way Scenic Flight - Return Half Day Option Full Day Option

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Adult

Child (4-14 yrs)

$126 $217 $282 $296

$84 $137 $178 $172

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DUNEDIN

FACT FILE 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

SPECIAL EVENTS: 15-21 July 2017 - Dunedin Chocolate Carnival Mar 2018 – Dunedin Fringe Festival Jul 2018 – Puaka Matariki Festival

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 & Sea Lions. » The Botanic & numerous private gardens open to the public such as those at Larnach Castle & Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens. » Late Oct/Nov for the stunning displays of rhododendron a nd azaleas. » The Taieri Gorge – best explored aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway.

ARCHITECTURAL ATTRACTIONS: » Dunedin is regarded as having the finest collection of Victorian & Edwardian architecture in the Southern Hemisphere.

EDINBURGH OF THE SOUTH

» Built in 1906, the Dunedin Railway station with its fine Edwardian architecture is one of the world’s most photographed stations.

An endearing city of classical architecture and Scottish charm, Dunedin prides itself on being New Zealand’s centre for learning, heritage, arts & culture. It is also the commercial hub of the Otago region and the gateway to the diverse wildlife of the Otago Peninsula.

» Jacobean style Olveston House. » Built in 1871, Larnach Castle on the Otago Peninsula has a fascinating history & is New Zealand’s only castle. » University of Otago buildings.

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DUNEDIN

Cable Court Motel

Self Cont.

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Commodore Motel

DUNEDIN

833 Cumberland Street, within walking distance to university, hospital, supermarket, restaurants & city centre. Most of the 30 units feature full kitchens, all have tea & coffee facilities, fridge, microwave, Sky TV & high speed internet access. Guest laundry, off street parking, cooked or continental breakfast service available.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Studio

$162 $189 $25

$172 $200 $27

$175 $204 $27

1 Bedroom (1-3) Extra Person

3

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Quest Dunedin

Self Cont.

Per Room From Studio 1 Bedroom BONUS: All guests receive FREE internet during their stay

4

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Studio

$175 $200 $375

$182 $207 $382

$194 $219 $394

1 Bedroom Apartment 2 Bedroom Apartment (1-4)

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Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

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Corporate Suite 2 Bedroom (1-2)

BONUS: FREE Wifi.

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Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Superior

$202 $51

$248 $51

$209 $57

Extra Person

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Hotel

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Studio

$214 $265 $293 $330

$269 $294 $350 $394

$238 $263 $325 $363

One Bedroom Suite Family Suite (1-4) BONUS: FREE unlimited Wifi.

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858 George Street

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Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Superior

$202 $295 $403 $51

$248 $403 $482 $51

$209 $307 $410 $57

Junior Suite Executive Suite BONUS: FREE Wifi.

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Extra Person

DUNEDIN

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858 George Street. This architectural award winning property features 13 luxury studio, family and executive units. Just minutes walk to city shops, university, gardens and restaurants. 15 minutes to Forsyth Barr Stadium. All units serviced daily. Some with in-room spa baths, in-house video, continental breakfast. Business & fax services. FREE Off Street Car Park, Complimentary Wifi.

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-4)

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Oct 17 - Sep 18

$162 $182 $315

$163 $182 $315

Larnach Castle & Lodge

DUNEDIN

Hosted

Located 20 minutes from Dunedin Larnach Lodge accommodation is purpose built within the grounds of Larnach Castle and was designed as a re-creation of a colonial farm building, positioned with spectacular harbour, ocean and peninsula views. You have the choice of twelve individually decorated rooms all with sea facing views. Accommodation package includes bed & breakfast and a self-guided tour of the Castle and Gardens. Dinner is available in the castle dining room (additional cost - must be prebooked).

Cnr Princes and High Streets, centrally located. This is Dunedin city’s premier hotel, home to The Dunedin Casino and featuring 2 restaurants, café and a bar, business centre, gym, 2 level car park, 24-hour room service and reception. Choice of Suites and Superior rooms, all refurbished to a high standard. Full business services & high speed Internet available.

Per Room From

$175 $225 $193 $282

Hotel

Per Room From Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 - Sep 18

$169 $219 $187 $269

6 Liverpool St, in the rejuvenated & vibrant exchange area of the CBD. Dunedin’s newest 4 ½ star hotel featuring 121 elegant studios and suites with air conditioning, 55” flat screen TVs with SKY channels. Facilities include secure parking (paid direct), on-site modern restaurant & bar, kitchenette with microwave, private dining rooms and gym.

Cnr Princes and Dowling Streets, just two blocks from the Octagon in the heart of the city. This stylish contemporary modern hotel is close to shops, parks and the best city attractions and services. Sky TV, minibar and high speed internet access. 24 hr reception, room service, guest laundry, gym, restaurant & bar. Off street parking available

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Jun - Sep 17

Distinction Dunedin Hotel

DUNEDIN

333 Cumberland St, CBD, close to University, shopping precinct, cafés, bars. We feature stylish furnishings, SKY TV, kitchenettes in studios & full kitchens in apartments. Guest laundry, lift access. Broadband internet access, breakfast packs and limited undercover car parking (paid direct). Charge back from local restaurants. Serviced daily.

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932 Cumberland St, first motel on the left from the North & close to the university. These sunny, spacious units include studios with breakfast making facilities & microwaves while the 1 & 2 bedroom units are self-contained. On site guest laundry, ample off-street parking & on site rental cars. Next door to Dunedin’s famous Botanical Gardens makes it ideal for families.

Dinner available must be pre-booked by 5pm.

Per Room From

Jun - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Sep 18

Lodge Room B&B

$290 $90

$300 $100

Extra Person B&B

Camp Estate – Country House

Hosted

Situated 500 metres from Larnach Castle, this brand new, luxuriously decorated, unique country house has five spacious bedrooms decorated in the neo classic style complete with fire place and pastoral views. Includes continental or cooked breakfast plus entry to the castle and ground. Guests are also invited to evening dinning at the castle (optional extra must be booked by 5pm, paid direct).

Per Room From Lodge Room Double B&B *The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 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.

Jun - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Sep 18

$470

$510

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TAIERI GORGE RAILWAY & SEASIDER

LARNACH CASTLE & GARDENS

Taieri Gorge Railway – A highlight of your visit to Dunedin

is a trip on the Taieri Gorge Railway – one of the world’s great train trips and one of Dunedin’s top attractions. Departing daily from downtown Dunedin into the Taieri Gorge, this trip travels through some of New Zealand’s most beautiful and ever changing scenery which can not be seen from the road! With sightseeing stops, on board café, outside viewing platforms it is the perfect all weather activity and one of the key attractions in Dunedin – not to be missed.

The Seasider – The Seasider is an exciting trip which takes passengers on the spectacular section of coastal railway line between Dunedin and Oamaru and operates on a monthly basis throughout the summer season. The Seasider also has a 90 minute highlights tour to Waitati. This operates frequently throughout the summer months. This is a must-do rail trip in New Zealand! Operated by Dunedin Railways

Adult

Child (1-17 yrs)

Taieri Gorge Railway AM - Ex Pukerangi

$99

$28

Taieri Gorge Railway PM - Ex Pukerangi

$91 $89

$28 $28

The Seasider

Discover New Zealand’s only Castle, built in 1871 by the Australian, William Larnach, merchant baron & 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 & has been listed as a “Garden of International Significance” by NZGT. Spectacular tower views & 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 & 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 & Garden is a 20 mins drive from the Dunedin city centre and 20 mins drive from the Peninsula wildlife attractions. Tour & Lunch Package – A self guided tour of the castle & grounds & your choice of lunch from the café blackboard menu – includes a main course, cake or slice & tea or coffee. Adult

Child (5-14 yrs)

Lanarch Castle & Gardens - General entry

$31

$10

Tour & Lunch Package

$64

$39

MONARCH WILDLIFE CRUISES & TOURS Get closer to our unique southern wildlife. Watch magnificent royal albatross soar across the ocean and return to their breeding colony. See a great variety of seabirds while furseals play and sprawl on volcanic rocks; maybe even dolphins or sealions. You’ll get a great commentary, multi-language info sheets, binoculars and warm jackets. Courtesy city accommodation transfers for all tours except T1. T1 - Wildlife Cruise - Departs Wellers Rock wharf, 45 min drive from Dunedin (included in all other tour options). Oct-Mar: 10am (90mins), 12pm, 2pm, 3.15pm, 4.30pm (all 60mins). Apr-Sept: 2.30pm.

ROYAL ALBATROSS CENTRE

T2 - Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour - Cruise one way along New Zealand’s most picturesque harbour and see

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 and Fort Taiaroa tours. Learn about and view Northern Royal Albatross. Hear the cultural history of Taiaroa Head, from the first settlement by Maori, through two world wars, to today’s Nature Reserve & 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 Maori Pa to 1880’s Russian invasion scare through to both world wars. Fort Taiaroa also boasts the world’s only fully restored 1886 Armstrong Disappearing Gun. 30 minutes.

Blue Penguin Pukekura – Discover Korora, the Little Blue Penguins,

the world’s smallest penguin, in their natural habitat as they scurry up to their burrows at Pilots Beach near the Royal Albatross Centre. Tours at dusk each evening.

beautiful bays, hills, farmland, forest & coast. Hear of the harbour’s history & volcanic past. Experience Monarch’s fascinating Wildlife Cruise. Bus one way along the scenic roads of the Otago Peninsula. Oct-Mar: 8.30am to 12.30pm or 3.30 pm to 7pm. Apr-Sept: 1pm to 6pm (cruise both ways).

T2P with Penguin Place - add a trip to Penguin Place conservation reserve to your Tour 2! Discover why Yelloweyed Penguins are the world’s most endangered and maybe photograph them up close. Oct-Mar: 8.30am to 2pm or 1.30pm to 7pm. Apr-Sept: 1pm to 6pm. T2L with Larnach Castle - Journey back in time to be immersed in the rich, turbulent & scandalous lives of

the Larnach family. Explore the lovely gardens, and marvel at the beauty & craftsmanship of New Zealand’s only castle, built during the Otago gold rush. Then enjoy our renowned Wildlife Cruise. Oct-Mar: 9am to 2pm (bus both ways). Apr-Sept: 11.30am to 5pm (bus out, boat back).

T3 Full Day Tour - Bus one way along the scenic Otago Peninsula. Take a guided tour of the Royal Albatross Centre with time to purchase lunch at the cafe. Take a guided Yellow-eyed Penguin tour at Penguin Place, then join an oceanic Wildlife Cruise and a relaxing harbour cruise back to Dunedin. Oct-Mar: 10.30am to 7pm. Apr-Sept: 10.30am to 6pm, no harbour cruise (bus both ways).

T3L with Larnach Castle - Enjoy all the features of the T3 tour plus a guided tour of Larnach Castle. Oct-Mar: 9am-7pm. Apr-Sept: 9am-6pm. SD - Sundowner Package - Afternoon bus out joining our Wildlife Cruise, then a tour at the Royal Albatross

Centre. Enjoy dinner and views at sunset before watching Blue Penguins return ashore. Oct-Mar: 3:30pm-10:30pm (finish time will vary throughout summer). Adult

Child (5-15 yrs)

T1 - Wildlife Cruise

$51

$21

T2 - Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour

$87 $141 $128 $235 $272 $251

$33 $53 $62 $118 $136 $183

Adult

Child (5-17 yrs)

T2P - Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour + Penguin Place

Unique Taiaroa

$62

$20

T2L - Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour + Larnach Castle

Albatross Classic

$52 $25 $44

$15 $10 $13

T3 - Full Day Tour

Fort Taiaroa Blue Penguin Pukekura

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OLVESTON HOUSE For Lovers of Fine art, Culture, music, literature and social history; ‘Olveston Historic House’ authentically recalls the style, grace and grandeau of opulent Edwardian era.

SPEIGHT’S BREWERY TOURS The Speight’s Brewery Tour is a guided 90 minute tour through an historic working Brewery which has been on the same site since 1876. The tour has been re-developed in August 2017 which included an upgrade to the Tour Experience, Retail Space, Tasting Bar and a new Cellar Door so visitors can take the beer away with them. You will discover our significant history and learn about what Speight’s is up to today making it one of New Zealand’s most popular beers. The tour takes you through our brewing process with a great mix of the old and the new. Our old Brewhouse which was de-commissioned in 2013 has been left purely for visitors to see and from here you will go to our modern state of the art Brewhouse to see the contrast. The Tour is completed in the Brewery Bar with our range of beer on tap. After the tour drop down to the Speight’s Ale House where they have great southern fare and all of the Speight’s range fresh from the tap.

Olveston is a time capsule as little has changed inside the house since it was occupied as a family home from 1906. Authentically furnished with all the original fixtures and fittings, decorative details and furnishings. Entry inside Olveston House is by guided tour only. Olveston is open 7 days (excluding Chrsitmas Day).

Entry

Adult

Child (5-17 yrs)

$20

$13

The Alehouse Package – Lunch or Dinner combo Combine your Speight’s tour with a delicious 2-course lunch or 2-course dinner at The Alehouse, right next to Speight’s Brewery. BONUS: Includes a 12oz beer of your choice when booking the Alehouse package.

Speight’s Brewery Tour only

Adult

Child (5-17 yrs)

Family (2AD+4CH)

$29

$13

$60

The Alehouse Package - Tour & Lunch (Per Person) The Alehouse Package - Tour & Dinner

$59 $68

CHOCOLATE TOUR AND CAFÉ Cadbury World Dunedin – Where chocolate come to life! Ignite

your senses on a Cadbury World Tour that includes access to the visitors centre, explanation of the chocolate making process, sensory lab experience, liquid chocolate tasting, our unique chocolate waterfall (where you can see one tonne of melted chocolate drop before your eyes) and of course sampling along the way. The Cadbury World guided tour is available 7 days a week from 9 am - 3pm and takes approx 1 hr (please note our tour does NOT enter ANY of the manufacturing areas of the Factory). There is also the added extra of the onsite Cadbury World Café, where you will find a range of freshly baked goods and specialty hot chocolates. Choc a block with fun, a visit to Cadbury World is a must do while in Dunedin.

OTAGO CENTRAL RAIL TRAIL

Operated by Cadbury World

Adult

Child (5-17 yrs)

Infant

Family (2AD+2CH)

Chocolate Tour and Café

$22

$16

$6

$55

1 Day “Taste the Trail” Otago Central Railtrail Independent Cycle Tour - Your adventure starts in

Dunedin where you will be picked up from your accommodation by our bus service and taken through the unique Maniototo district to the art deco town of Ranfurly. On the way we call in at our Middlemarch depot to fit you on your bike. Once at Ranfurly you will be set off on your custom built bike with your helmet and supplied carrier bag to experience 30km of cycling with a slight downhill gradient on the stunning Otago Central Rail Trail. The day's highlight must be the lovely trail section between Daisybank and Hyde with the Taieri River close by, Capburn and Prices Creek Bridges followed by the last tunnel certainly make this a very special part of the trail. Ideal for all ages and experience, this package includes snacks for on the trail and a packaged lunch. You finish the cycling leg of your day at the Historic Hyde Hotel. We will then pick you up by bus and take you to Pukerangi to meet the fantastic Taieri Gorge Tourist Train for the 2 hour journey back to Dunedin.

5 Day/4 Night Independent Rail Trail package - This independent cycle adventure is a 5 day/4 night tour departing Queenstown and finishing in Dunedin on the spectacular Otago Central Rail Trail. Cycle 3.5-4.5 hours per day on a vehicle free trail with an easy gradient. Amazing scenery whilst riding over viaducts, through tunnels and encountering old historic hotels staying in twin/double share accommodation. Adding to your experience is your sidetrip to the historic township of Naseby to go curling which is always a bit of a laugh and great fun as well as the scenic Taieri Gorge Train through to Dunedin on the final day. Includes: bicycle hire, helmet, repair kit, panniers, odometer and trail documentation, luggage transfers, en suite or private bathroom accommodation including breakfast, transport to and from Naseby for curling and tickets to the Curling Rink in Naseby and the scenic Taieri Gorge Train to Dunedin. Transport: Queenstown to Clyde (hotel pick up available) and the Taieri Gorge Train to Dunedin (clients to make their own way from Dunedin Train Station to their accommodation).

DUNEDIN SEGWAY TOURS Dunedin Segway is the most awesome and exciting activity Dunedin has to offer. Come and discover the exhilaration of gliding along past the stunning scenery and historic architecture that Dunedin has to offer on a safe, self balancing, and intuitive Segway. Our tours take in such places as the Forsyth Bar covered Stadium, Otago University, Olveston Stately Manor, Otago Boys and Girls High Schools, Speight's Brewery, The Chinese Gardens, Toitu Early Settlers Museum and the famous Dunedin Railway Station to name but a few. The Segway experience includes comprehensive training to ensure a safe and fun filled adventure. Suitable for ages 12 years and up. No prior experience needed. For safety’s sake the weight range restrictions are from 35kg up to 120kg. We offer a 60 minute Taster, a 90 minute City Experience Tour, and a 2 hour City Highlights Tour.

Per Person

Operated by Trail Journeys

Per Person

60 minute Taster

1 Day “Taste the Trail” Otago Central Railtrail Independent Cycle Tour

$279

90 minute City Experience Tour

5 Day/4 Night Independent Rail Trail package

$995

2 hour City Highlights Tour

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$69 $89 $109

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MOUNT COOK, LAKE TEKAPO & MACKENZIE REGION

HOME TO UNFORGETTABLE SIGHTS

Karamea

Forest Park Nestled in the heart of New Zealand’s Paparoa majestic South Island the Mackenzie National Park Westport Murchison Region is renowned for its incredible Nelson Nationa Reefton clear starry nights, remarkable Punakaiki turquoise blue lakes, valleys of emerald Hanm Greymouth Sprin Lake Brunner green and snow-capped mountains. Lake Sumner Kumara

Hokitika

Hooker Valley, Mount Cook National Park. Credit: Miles Holden

Victoria

Forest Park

Ross Craigieburn Forest Park

DRIVING DISTANCES:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

CHRISTCHURCH TO:

» World Heritage Listed, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park covers 700 square kms, 1/3rd of which is permanently covered in snow or glacial ice. Mt Cook at 3,724m is New Zealand’s highest peak, there are a further 140 peaks above 2,100m & 72 named glaciers including the 29 km mighty Tasman Glacier.

Lake Tekapo 225 kms, 3 hrs 15 mins Timaru 163 kms, 2 hrs Mount Cook 330 kms, 4 hrs 45 mins MOUNT COOK TO: Lake Tekapo 99 kms, 1 hr 15 mins Queenstown 263 kms, 3 hrs 45 mins OTHER DISTANCES:

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Timaru to Oamaru 86kms, 1 hr Oamaru to Twizel 145 kms 1hr 40 mins Twizel to Lake Tekapo 60kms 40 mins

MOUNT COOK, LAKE TEKAPO & MACKENZIE REGION

» Lake Tekapo is famous for its brilliant turquoise colour due to the ‘rock flour’ suspended in the glacial melt waters. » The much photographed tiny Church of the Good Shepherd on the edge of Lake Tekapo is definitely worth a visit.

Mt Hutt

Fanz Josef Glacier Fox Glacier

» The Aoraki Mackenzie region is now officially the “Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve”. Currently only 5 International Dark Sky Reserves in the world & Aoraki Mackenzie has a “gold status” rating (some only have silver). The reserve covers a large area of night sky including Aorak,i Mt Cook & Tekapo.

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Christchurch

Methven Mt Cook Rakaia River Lake Tekapo Ashburton Geraldine

Twizel

Temuka

Lake Pukaki Omarama

Lake Benmore

Lindis Pass

Waimate

Otematata

Timaru Waihao River Waitaki River

Lake Dunstan Ranfurly

Oamaru

Alexandra Pukerangi

Dunedin

Palmerston Otago Peninsula

Canterbury Bight

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TIMARU

Bay City Motor Lodge

Hotel / Self Cont.

Aoraki Mt Cook Alpine Lodge

MT COOK

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Studio

$185 $45

$219 $45

$204 $50

Extra Person

MT COOK

Mt Cook Lodge & Motels

Self Cont.

Oct 17 May 18

Jun Sep 18

Double/Twin with View

$165 $199 $199

$179 $249 $240

$182 $219 $219

Family Bunk Room (1-4)

The Hermitage Hotel

MT COOK

Hotel

Nestled amongst stunning scenery the world renowned 164 room Hermitage Hotel offers the complete alpine holiday experience. There is a range of accommodation, as well as several restaurants & bars offering casual through to fine dining. The Snowline bar provides a cosy atmosphere with stunning views. Facilities include 24hr reception, tea & coffee making facilities & satellite TV.

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Apr 18

May Sep 18

Lodge Double Room

$140 $170 $215 $255

$149 $180 $231 $272

$144 $175 $226 $272

Standard View

$216 $272 $366

$241 $400 $436 $528

$241 $298 $400

Motel Studio Motel Family

MacKenzie Country Hotel

Hotel

Superior Premium Premium Plus

LAKE TEKAPO

Pride of place on the corner of Ostler and Wairepo roads, Twizel. In the heart of the stunning Mackenzie Basin, gateway to Aoraki National Park, Mt Cook and the amazing lakes. The Mackenzie Country Hotel welcomes you and encourages you to relax & enjoy their spacious rooms, fully licensed restaurant & bar. With open fires in the winter and expansive lawns & courtyard in summer - a perfect and affordable option to explore.

Per Room From Superior Room Deluxe Extra Person

Jun - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Sep 18

$151 $173 $51

$195 $216 $51

The Chalet Boutique Motel

Self Cont.

Per Room From

Jun Sep 16

Oct 16 Sep 17

Garden view (2) from

$232 $250 $294 $44

$244 $263 $307 $50

Lakeview (2) from 2 Bedroom (2) from Extra Person

Lake Tekapo Village Motel

Self Cont.

14 Rapuwai Lane, Village Centre. Situated right in the town centre & only a short stroll to several very good restaurants & cafes. We offer a range of quality accommodation from 6 self-contained family units, 12 studio units & a large upstairs apartment. Some units have spa baths & most have views over lake & mountains.

Per Room From Studio Unit Family Unit (2) Executive Family Spa (2) Extra person

LAKE TEKAPO

14 Pioneer Drive, magnificent views in a quiet lakefront location, very close to the famous Church of the Good Shepherd. Each of the 6 spacious self-contained units are individually decorated with the guests’ comfort in mind making this the perfect base to explore the Mount Cook region. Hosts also offer hunting & nature tours. This property is a real gem.

Surcharge applies for 1 night stays

Jun Sep 17

Per Room From

Lodge Private Unit

LAKE TEKAPO

Per Room From

With Kitchenette

Mt Cook Lodge & Motels is located within Aoraki Mt Cook National Park. The motels are 100m from Mt Cook Lodge. Chamois Bar & Grill located onsite is open for evening meals and drinks overlooking the Southern Alps. The Hermitage Hotel located 800m away provides guests with a complimentary shuttle to hotel for meals or activities.

TWIZEL

Self Cont.

Set in the heart of majestic Aoraki/ Mount Cook National Park, hugged by mountains the lodge is the perfect place to relax. Unwind in the guest lounge with log burner, library & big screen TV, or on the deck and soak up the amazing mountain views. Fully equipped communal guest kitchen and dining area. Laundry and Internet access.

All of our warm, sunny units incorporate very effective hush glass to ensure you enjoy a quiet, restful experience. FREE internet broadband is available and each unit contains a 32” TV supporting 50 Sky channels. Enjoy the advantages of being only minutes away from the beach, the CBD and the attractions of Timaru. Cooking facilities are available in each of the units. If you prefer you may take advantage of either our in-house room service or charge-back facilities from a variety of local restaurants. Continental breakfast is available on request.

Jun - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Sep 18

$188 $218 $238 $25

$200 $232 $250 $25

Peppers Bluewater Resort

Hotel / Self Cont.

Designed to reflect the essence of the Mackenzie Basin & Peppers’ exceptional facilities & services. Peppers Bluewater resort is a scenic 2.5 hr drive from both Christchurch & Queenstown. Choose from hotel rooms to 1, 2 & 3 bedroom villas with tranquil decor inspired by lake & earth tones. Rakinui Restaurant serves local New Zealand specialities in a delightful setting with breathtaking lake views

Per Room From

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Hotel Room

$155 $281 $347 $446

$187 $318 $422 $540

$150 $286 $343 $441

1 Bedroom Villa 2 Bedroom Villa (1-4) Surcharges apply for lakeview units

3 Bedroom Villa (1-6)

OAMARU BLUE PENGUIN COLONY See the world’s smallest penguins in their natural environment. The Blue Penguins nest close to town under the cliffs along the Historic Harbour foreshore which is within walking distance of the town centre, close to shops, restaurants and accommodation.

Evening Viewing - Sit right next to the Pacific Ocean and view the penguins arriving home from their day at sea, just after dusk, they will arrive on shore, walk up the stony ramp and cross into the breeding area. There are two options for viewing, general entry and premium entry. Viewing times vary depending on daylight as do penguin numbers depending on what stage they are at in their breeding cycle. Summer viewing can be as late as 9pm with up to 200 penguins, winter can be as early as 5:30pm with up to 20 penguins. Full commentary during evening viewing. For the safety of the penguins we ask for no photography during evening viewing. Day Tours - Enter the breeding area for a guided tour or self-guided option. If there are penguins at home resting you can view them in their burrows.

*The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Studio & 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.

Adult

Child (5-17 yrs)

Evening Viewing from

$25

$13

Day Tours from

$15

$8

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EARTH & SKY TOURS

MOUNT COOK GLACIER EXPLORERS

Mt John Twilight & Night Tour – Join us for our famous Mt John Observatory tour. On the tour we provide transport, equipment and guidance; all you need to bring are keen eyes, warm clothes and a desire to see, learn and experience! Bring your DSLR camera; be amazed by what you could capture. When the stars are hidden from view, delve into the inner sanctums of the Observatory as we educate you about the largest telescopes in the country and their discoveries.

An amazing encounter with New Zealand’s largest glacier, the Tasman Glacier. Using custom built boats you are able to explore and cruise the rapidly growing terminal lake taking in spectacular mountain views and alpine scenery. Icebergs of every shape and size periodically tear away from the glacier allowing you to touch and taste the 300-500 year old glacial crystals. Departs: Sep to May, daily departures throughout the day from the Hermitage Hotel. Duration: 2.5 hours and includes short coach trip and alpine walk to the lake.

Star-Gazing Tours - Launch straight into star-gazing, describing

the night-sky with the aid of powerful laser pointers and feature the highlights of the night sky through high-tech telescopes. Limited numbers allow an enriched experience with knowledgeable and friendly astronomy guides. These shortened tours are designed for all ages, only run if it is clear at time of departure and are subject to availability.

3 hr Boat Tour

Adult

Child (4-14 yrs)

$175

$90

Cowan’s Observatory Tour (Summer) - Set in a natural environment away from the research buildings, Cowan’s Observatory is located in the heart of the world’s largest dark sky reserve. The skies here are almost totally free from light pollution, to put it simply, it is one of the best stargazing sites on Earth.

Mt John Twilight & Night Tour Cowan’s Observatory Tour (Summer)

Adult

Child (8-16 yrs)

$150

$85

$95

$55

TEKAPO SPRINGS Tekapo Springs is a year round playground offering recreation & rejuvenation, overlooking stunning Lake Tekapo & the Two Thumb Mountain Range.

Pools - There are five outdoor heated pools all perfectly

positioned to capture the scenery, where you can soak and soothe tired muscles in temperatures ranging from 27-39°C, or choose to sit back and relax in the steam and sauna facility.

Day Spa - With a fully equipped day spa onsite, offering

a variety of luxurious treatments, this is an outstanding opportunity to take your relaxation to the next level!

Activities - To pump up the adrenalin and enjoy some fun

filled excitement you could go skating on the international size ice rink which is open mid-April to mid-September or go tumbling down TRIPPO, New Zealand’s largest inflatable waterslide which is open December to March, it’s 53m long! In winter the snow tube park is the place to be, open start of July to start of October and after a magic carpet ride to the top of a 150m snow-filled slope, you can catapult yourself down – with friends or by yourself. Great value combos are available.

TASMAN VALLEY 4WD & ARGO TOURS A unique 4WD & Argo (8 wheel all terrain vehicles) adventure with spectacular views of the Tasman Glacier and its gigantic moraine walls. Your friendly guide is a real Mount Cook character, learn about the area and be entertained by their wealth of local knowledge & stories. A short walk to a vantage point overlooking the Tasman Glacier and Terminal Lake provides one of the most spectacular photographic opportunities in the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park.

After a day of pure relaxation or exhilaration or taking a breather in-between activities, you can catch up with friends and recap on all the fun over a coffee, a meal or a wine in the onsite café and bar. Open 364 days a year from 10am to 9pm, Tekapo Springs is a year-round, all weather, must-do and on the bucket list of many visitors to the South Island. Ages: Under 3 FREE / Child 3-15 yrs / Adult 16 yrs+

Tours depart 9am, 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm & 4pm daily year round. 90 minute duration, departing from and returning to The Hermitage Hotel.

Tasman Valley 4WD & Argo Tours

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Adult

Child (4-14 yrs)

$93

$47

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Adult

Child

Family

Hot Pools

$25

$14

$84

Ice-Skating

$18 $25 $25

$13 $19 $19

$68 $97 $97

Trippo-Waterslide Tubing

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THE HELICOPTER LINE Scenic flights close up & personal. Mt Cook at 3,724 metres is the highest peak in the Southern Alps, providing stunning scenery for a flight that will become the highlight of your holiday. Highly experienced pilots provide an informative commentary via personal headsets. Flights depart from either Mount Cook or Twizel (Pukaki Airport) as indicated. Options include:

Mt Cook - Mountains High with Snow Landing-

Approx. 45 min away. Our premier flight over vast snowfields, glaciers and a spectacular view of New Zealand’s highest peak Aoraki/Mount Cook. Land high above the glaciers and stand in snow high in the mountains. Traverse the Southern Alps, to view the mighty Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers.

THE SIR EDMUND HILLARY ALPINE CENTRE A tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary, the Centre is designed to educate & entertain. It features a spectacular state-of-theart Mt Cook Magic 3D movie, full dome digital planetarium and museum which documents Sir Edmund’s achievements and history of pioneering in the region. Located within the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, the centre runs Big Sky Stargazing Tours in the evening. Starting with an orientation in the planetarium, before utilising specialty telescopes at the outdoor stargazing site. Located within The Hermitage Hotel (See Page 111). Open daily 7.30am – 8.30pm (times may change seasonally) Adult

Child (4-14 yrs)

Big Sky Stargazing

$93

$47

Explorer Pass (Unlimited access over a 24hr period to

$21

$11

Theatre, Planetarium & Museum)

Mt Cook - Alpine Vista with Snow Landing Approx. 20 min. away. A short scenic option ideal to touch snow & experience the thrill of a helicopter flight. Sweep through the rugged high country of the Ben Ohau Range to a snowfield landing site high in the mountains.

Twizel - Alpine Scenic Flight with Snow Landing - Approx. time away 35 minutes. Capturing the spectacular

alpine scenery over the rugged Ben Ohau Mountain Range & into the towering Neumann Range. Combine this with beautiful mountain lake views & a snow landing on the Glenmary Glacier. Step out on to a carpet of snow & snap that special photograph. This flight also includes stunning views of New Zealand’s highest peaks.

Twizel - Aoraki/Mount Cook Discovery with Snow Landing - Approx. time away 60 minutes. Fly to the

heart of the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park via the Ben Ohau Mountain Range viewing spectacular hanging glaciers and rivers of moving ice. On your way home enjoy a snow landing, marvel at the mountains soaring above - a photographer’s dream. Then descend beside the turquoise hues of the glacially fed Lake Pukaki to complete your flight.

Tasman Glacier Heli Hike - Adventure into Mount Cook National Park & Heli Hike across Tasman Glacier. Witness the beauty of the Tasman Glacier lake & the stunning ice formations from the helicopter as you fly over the spectacular Tasman Glacier. Once you descend and step foot onto the ice you will encounter fresh alpine air as your heli hike guide introduces you to the world of the Tasman Glacier. This is a unique experience & one which will not be forgotten. Departs: Oct - Apr 9am, 11.30am & 2pm daily. Moderate fitness is required. Allow 3 hours.

Mt Cook - Mountains High with Snow Landing - HLC2 Mt Cook - Alpine Vista with Snow Landing - HLC5 Twizel - Alpine Scenic Flight with Snow Landing - HLT2 Twizel - Aoraki/Mount Cook Discovery with Snow Landing - HTLT3

Adult

Child (4-14yrs)

$460 $245 $469 $765

$322 $172 $263 $536 $585

Tasman Glacier Heli Hike

AIR SAFARIS Air Safaris operate a modern fleet with each aircraft featuring ‘wings-above’ to ensure unobstructed viewing below and everyone is guaranteed a window seat. Your pilot will provide an informative and enjoyable commentary in addition to all passengers receiving the Air Safaris multi-language flight-guide.

The Grand Traverse - recognised as the premier Aoraki Mount Cook flight-seeing experience; this magnificent flight encompasses 10 major glaciers including Tasman, Franz Josef & Fox Glacier, two World Heritage National Parks & 200 km of New Zealand’s most breathtaking scenery. Departs regularly from Lake Tekapo & Franz Josef (see page 83), flight time approx. 50 min. ANZCRO highly recommended.

MT COOK GLACIER GUIDES

Milford Sound Excursion - Flights operate

on demand to spectacular Milford Sound from Lake Tekapo & Franz Josef. Scenic flights follow the Southern Alps to Milford Sound via the Mount Aspiring National Park taking in alpine valleys, Wanaka Basin, Mount Sefton & often return via the rugged West Coast of the South Island. Or opt for all of the above plus include a flyby of the Mount Cook & Westland National Park glaciers. Either option incl. a 30 min. stop at Milford which provides the opportunity to enjoy some stunning views of the fiord & towering mountains from ground level. Experience the beauty of this stunning, awe inspiring alpine landscape & take home memories that will last a lifetime.

The Grand Traverse Milford Sound Direct Milford, Mt Cook & Glaciers

Adult

Child (3-13 yrs)

$370 $745 $845

$250 $495 $560

The Adventurer Haupapa/Tasman Glacier Heli-Hike - Combine the excitement of walking on New Zealand’s biggest glacier with the thrill of breathtaking scenic helicopter fly-bys of New Zealand’s largest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook. You fly in to your drop off point on a remote part of the glacier. Every journey is unique, because the glacier is changing all the time and our experienced guides are always finding something new and interesting to show our visitors. The Wigley Haupapa/Tasman Glacier Snow Shoeing -

Explore the immense beauty of the upper snowfield of the Haupapa/ Tasman Glacier. As you fly in to 2200m onboard either your helicopter or skiplane. Equipped with snow shoes, walking poles, harness and other equipment, you are ready to explore ice formations in this everchanging environment; you’re in the heart and birthplace of New Zealand mountaineering. Your flight home tracks down the eastern side of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook and the stunning Hochstetter icefall. Per Person

The Adventurer Haupapa/Tasman Glacier Heli-Hike The Wigley Haupapa/Tasman Glacier Snow Shoeing

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SEE FIORDLAND BY FOOT Join a guided tour of this World Famous Heritage Area. You will be exploring the region of Majestic Mountains and glacial valleys to Pristine lakes and rainforests. Cascade Creek, Fiordland. Credit: Miles Holden

A LITTLE PREPARATION WILL ENSURE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME! Whilst not extreme, many people consider the Milford and/ or Routeburn Tracks to be a personal challenge. The terrain is often steep and the track surface can vary from flat and maintained, to rocky and even flooded at times. A moderate level of fitness is recommended to ensure that you are able to fully enjoy these walks. If you are not a regular walker, we suggest you begin a regime 6 to 8 weeks before departure, gradually increasing the distance and adding some hills into your training circuit. The weather in Fiordland can be very unpredictable. Please adhere to our recommended equipment list and be prepared for every eventuality, as it is not uncommon to experience snow in the middle of summer. A full information pack detailing your walk and how to prepare will be issued upon booking. ANZCRO is happy to answer any questions.

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TEMPERATURES IN FIORDLAND Summer months: Dec - Apr in Fiordland offers the warmest days between 10 - 18°C. Winter months: May and November can be between 1 - 9°C, however cold weather can occur at any time of year.

WEIGHING IT ALL UP Going Guided: » Well appointed comfortable lodges » Comfortable beds » Drying rooms » Hot showers » Meals provided » Travel provided » Small backpacks (5-7kg) » Knowledgable guides » Safety is paramount

Going it Alone: » Basic huts » Carry your own bedding » You get wet, you stay wet! » No showers » Carry & cook your own food » Arrange your own logistics » Large backpacks (15-20kg)


HOLLYFORD TRACK GUIDED WALK Located in the magnificent Fiordland National Park, the dramatic Hollyford Valley is New Zealand’s wilderness at its most undisturbed and inspiring. Geologically spectacular and ever changing, your Hollyford Track experience is one of snow-capped mountains, ancient rainforests, pristine rivers and lakes, cascading waterfalls, remote sand dunes and pounding surf. The sheer diversity of vegetation and wildlife in this one valley is truly unparalleled. Your expert guide will bring to life captivating stories of the original Maori and early pioneers while enjoying first rate cuisine and personal service as small groups in comfortable private lodges. The trip concludes with a scenic helicopter flight into Milford Sound.

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Pre-departure briefing Experienced guides 2 nights accommodation & all meals on the track Captivating jet boat journey Scenic helicopter flight Martin’s Bay to Milford Sound Return coach transport to Queenstown and Te Anau (Queenstown transport not available if you choose to overnight in Te Anau or Milford) • Use of backpacks, rain jackets if required, bedding, towels, soap, shampoo and hairdryers

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6.30am (approx) coach from Queenstown. Those starting in Te Anau join the trip at 8.25am and travel on to the start of the Track. Then re-trace the footsteps of early explorers along the Hollyford River to Pyke River Lodge. As the Track undulates gently through native beech forest and beside tumbling waterfalls enjoy interesting historical tales and interpretation of the forest and bird life. In the evening you can visit our nearby glow-worm colony. Walking Distance: Approx. 19.5kms (12 miles) 5-7 hours of walking.

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LAKESHORE FOREST AND BIRD WALK

The 'Lakeshore Forest and Bird' guided walk is a unique nature interpretative experience. Taken at a leisurely pace through native beech forest, with morning or afternoon tea/coffee on the lake-shore where you stop and enjoy views across the lake to The Remarkables and Cecil Peak. Before heading back through the red beech stand to your transport and Queenstown. Low fitness, 2-3 km walk on well formed rolling track. Departs: 8am & 1.30pm

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3 DAY ROUTEBURN TRACK GUIDED WALK

Described as the ‘Finest Walk in the World’, this 53km guided trek is New Zealand’s most famous. The memories will last a lifetime and the sense of achievement is awesome!

A 3 day alpine adventure through World Heritage Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks. We challenge you not to fall in love with this awe-inspiring scenery.

Departures: Daily from 1st November to 18th April

Departures: 5 days per week from 01 November to 18 April

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Pre-track briefing. Check-in at 4.45pm

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Queenstown to Glade House - Coach from Queenstown, stopping for lunch at Te Anau. Then cruise across the lake Te Anau to commence the first 1.6km of the track, arriving at historic Glade House for the night.

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Glade House to Pompolona Lodge - A 16km walk, crossing the Clinton River before you walk up the valley to Hirere Falls lunch shelter. The beech forest gets more luxuriant the farther you go, until it releases you onto the Prairie. It’s a short climb to Pompolona Lodge from here.

Queenstown to Lake Mackenzie - Coach from Queenstown to the Divide on the scenic Milford Road, stopping at Te Anau for morning tea. This is followed by a 12km walk through ancient moss-laden forests to Key Summit, then onto Lake Howden nestled in the mountains, before descending to the Lodge at Lake Mackenzie.

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Pompolona Lodge to Quintin Lodge - These 15km’s are the most demanding, especially in inclement weather. The track leads to Lake Mintaro at the head of the Clinton Valley, before climbing the Mackinnon Pass in a series of zigzags. Take your time and enjoy the views. At the top you will be rewarded with spectacular panorama and lunch at Pass Hut. After the rocky descent into the Arthur Valley you will welcome a hot drink at Quintin Lodge. This should be enough to refresh you for the optional 90 minute round trip to Sutherland Falls, the world’s fifth highest waterfall.

Lake Mackenzie to Routeburn Falls - A 11km walk, wind your way up from the forest at Lake Mackenzie to experience the full vista of the Darran Mountains across the Hollyford Valley. After lunch at Harris Saddle and the spectacular optional Conical Hill walk, descend around Lake Harris to the upper basins of the Routeburn Valley. Spend your final night at the beautifully located Routeburn Falls Lodge.

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Routeburn Falls to Queenstown - The last 9 km descend down to the alpine pastures of the Routeburn Flats. The track shadows the river through the beech forest to the Road End, stop for lunch on the way. A coach will take you back to Queenstown after stopping in Glenorchy for a presentation. the world’s fifth highest waterfall.

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Quintin Lodge to Mitre Peak Lodge - The last 21km is dotted with some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Fiordland National Park. The final stretch of track follows tranquil Lake Ada to Sandfly Point where you will take a short launch trip to the renowned Mitre Peak Lodge.

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Milford Sound to Queenstown - Wake to the tranquillity of Fiordland and after breakfast experience a magical cruise on Milford Sound – often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. Then it’s time to board the coach for a scenic drive through the heart of the National Park, including the spectacular Homer Tunnel and on to Queenstown. Start

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8 DAY THE CLASSIC GUIDED WALK For those that want to do it all, combine New Zealand’s two finest walks: the Milford and the Routeburn Tracks. Day Prior:

Pre-track briefing. Check-in at 4.45pm

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Morning cruise on the breathtaking Milford Sound then coach to Te Anau. Remainder of day free, overnight Te Anau Hotel included (room only)

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As per the Routeburn Track itinerary. Meeting at the Ultimate Hikes Office, Te Anau.

Sometimes it’s hard to fit everything in on your holiday wish list so the Encounter Guided Day Walks have been specifically designed for people with limited time. All you need is sturdy shoes, warm clothes and a bottle of water, Ultimate Hikes will take care of the rest; including rain jackets, day packs, pick up and drop off service, a scrumptious lunch and fantastic guides.

The Classic Walk Per Adult ex Te Anau / Queenstown Departs Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat 01 Nov 17 - 30 Nov 17 01 Dec 17 - 31 Mar 18 01 Apr 18 - 14 Apr 18

Multi Share Bunk Room

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Queenstown - Routeburn Track Encounter - Experience the renowned Routeburn Track departing from Queenstown. Enter a spectacular beech forest – the track is smooth and wide, allowing you to look for birds as they flit through the trees. It follows the Routeburn River as it roars through a magnficent gorge. At Lunch your guides will find a tranquil spot to picnic before you return along the same track. Distance walked varies between but is approximately 15km. Operates 01 Nov – 19 Apr. Te Anau - Milford Track Encounter - Experience the world-famous Milford Track in a relaxed and non-

Inclusions: All transport from and to Queenstown, 7 nights Lodge accommodation, all meals from lunch day 1 to lunch day 8 (excluding dinner day 5 and breakfast day 6), use of quality backpacks and PVC raincoats (if required), the service of expert guides.

challenging way on an 11km day walk, departing from Lake Te Anau. After driving along the shores of the lake, you will take a 1hr boat trip to the start of the track. From here it is a short walk to the historic Glade House for a fabulous lunch. Continue along the Clinton River through rich Beech Forest, then up the Glade Burn Track for a fantastic view of Lake Te Anau before descending down a dry river bed to the return boat. Operates 1st Nov -18 Apr.

#Private single person rates on application

Note: Available ex Queenstown for an additional $100pp

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Routeburn Track, Fiordland. Photo Credit: Miles Holden

MILFORD TRACK - Independent Walk (6 days/5 nights) INCLUSIONS: » Pre & Post Accommodation at Blue Peaks Lodge in Queenstown (Day 1 & Day 6) » Transportation ex Queenstown to and from the walk » 4 Day Walk with 3 nights in Department of Conservation Huts

INDEPENDENT WALKING GUIDE: Day 2 - Glade Wharf to Clinton Hut

5 km/1 - 1.5 hours - Your first day starts with a stunning boat cruise from Te Anau Downs (1hr 15mins approx). After the cruise it is a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Clinton River through beautiful beech forest to Clinton hut. Just before the hut is a short wetland walk and there are excellent swimming holes located neat the hut.

Day 4 - Mintaro Hut to Dumpling Hut 14 km/6 - 7 hours - A zig zag climb leads up Mackinnon Pass to the Quintin Mackinnon memorial. The track continues to climb to its highest point 1154m before dropping a short distance to the MacKinnon Pass shelter, a lunch stop with one of the best views you will ever find. From here the track drops steady to the Arthur valley through alpine herb fields and beside mountain streams and waterfalls till you reach the turn off to the Quintin Shelter. Continue down hill for approximately another hour to Dumpling Hut. On the way look back and admire the Sutherland Falls from a distance.

Day 5 - Dumpling Hut to Sandfly Point 18 km/5.5 - 6 hours - The track follows the Arthur River to the historic boatshed before crossing the river

by a swing bridge. A little further on you will reach the impressive Mackay Falls and intriguing Bell Rock. As you pass round the edge of Lake Ada admire the rock cuttings which were blasted and hand cut. Giant Gates Falls and Shelter are an ideal place for lunch before the last hour's walk to Sandfly Point. From here a short boat ride will take you to your journey’s end, with world famous views of Milford Sound. Note: You should leave Dumpling Hut by 8am to make sure you connect with the boats.

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Adult - Twin Share

$890 $1,093

Adult - Single

Day 3 - Clinton Hut to Mintaro Hut 16.5 km/6 hours - As you walk beneath the sheer rock valley walls, towering up to 1700m above you on either side, you will pass through changing forest and bush types and gain height as you move into higher rainfall areas. Just past Heirere Falls you will get your first glimpse of Mackinnon Pass. Continue up the valley before a final short steady climb to reach Mintaro hut.

THE HEAPHY TRACK - Independent Walk (7 days/6 nights)

ROUTEBURN TRACK - Independent Walk (5 days/ 4 nights) INCLUSIONS: » Pre & Post Accommodation at Blue Peaks Lodge in Queenstown (Day 1 & Day 5) » Transportation ex Queenstown to and from the walk » 3 Day Walk with 2 nights in Department of Conservation Huts

INDEPENDENT WALKING GUIDE: Day 2 - Divide car park to Lake Mackenzie Hut 12 km/4 – 5.5 hours - From the Divide car park it is a gradual climb through silver beech forest to the junction of the Key Summit Track. This 40 min - 1 hour side trip is well worth the time and effort as you head above the bush line to an attractive alpine wetland offering magnificent views of the Darren Mountains, Lake Marian and the Hollyford Valley. From this junction the main track descends steadily to Lake Howden Hut. As you pass the top end of the lake views down to the Greenstone Valley and Greenstone Saddle can be had. From here the track climbs gradually through beech forest past the 174m Earland Falls to the ‘Orchard’, an open grassy area dotted with ribbonwood trees. Soon after, you will descend to a small grassy flat before reaching Lake Mackenzie Hut.

Day 3 - Lake Mackenzie Hut to Routeburn Falls Hut 11.3 km/4.5 - 6 hours - A steady climb takes you above Lake Mackenzie up onto the exposed Hollyford Faces which offer expansive views over the Darren Mountains to the Tasman Sea beyond as you traverse through the

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impressive array of alpine plants towards the Harris Saddle. It is a short climb up to the saddle which at 1255m is the highest point on the track. A popular side trip from here is Conical Hill. This 1-2 hr return trip is a short but steep climb offering views of the Hollyford Valley, Lake McKerrow, Martins Bay and the Tasman Sea. From Harris Saddle the track sidles along the bluffs above Lake Harris before descending steadily through the wetlands and tussock covered flats to Routeburn Falls Hut located on the bush edge next to the cascades of the impressive Route Burn Falls.

Day 4 - Routeburn Falls Hut to Routeburn Shelter car park 8.8 km/2.5 – 4 hours - The track descends steadily through beech forest and over a recent slip which offers views of the Routeburn Valley below and the Humboldt Mountains above before arriving at Routeburn Flats Hut. After crossing a swing bridge the track descends through the gorge past the Bridal Veil Falls and Sugarloaf stream. The track continues to wind down past the crystal clear Route Burn before crossing another swing bridge and arriving at the Routeburn Shelter car park.

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24 Oct 16 28 Apr 17

Adult - Twin Share

$536 $759

Adult - Single

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INCLUSIONS: » Pre & Post Accommodation at Balmoral Motel in Nelson (Day 1 & Day 7) » Transportation ex Nelson to and from the walk » 5 Day Walk with 4 nights in Department of Conservation Huts

INDEPENDENT WALKING GUIDE: Day 2 - Brown Hut (road end) to Perry Saddle Hut 17.5 km/5 hours - After crossing the bridge over the Brown River just past the hut cross the grass flat before climbing gradually through the bush on a well defined track. After 4hrs you will reach Aorere Shelter with views of the Aorere Valley below. Approximately 30mins later you will reach the side track to Flanagans Corner, at 915m this is the highest point on the track & offers great views. Perry Saddle hut is reached after another 30 mins of walking.

Day 3 - Perry Saddle Hut to Saxon Hut 12.4 km/3.5 hours - After crossing Perry Saddle follow Perry creek through tussock clearings & beech forest. The valley then widens & the track climbs a small rise to where the Gouland Downs open tussock area is revealed before meandering down to Gouland Downs Hut. The limestone outcrops, tussock country & riverbeds of this area are well worth exploring but if mist lowers the landscape can become confusing. Saxon Hut is nestled near the end of the Downs.

Day 4 - Saxon Hut to James Mackay Hut

11.8 km/3 hours - The track drops slightly to grassy flats beside the Saxon River before climbing gently up a board ridge which joins Gouland Downs to Mackay Downs. Tussock fields and scrub fringed patches of beech forest and small creeks dominate the landscape to James Mackay Hut.

Day 5 - James MacKay Hut to Heaphy Hut 20.5 km/6 hours - A gradual decent through Beech then Podocarp forest offers glimpses of the Heaphy River below. The first Nikau palms indicate you are close to Lewis Hut. Cross the Lewis River to the right hand bank of the Heaphy River before crossing another bridge taking you to the left hand bank of the Heaphy River and the track to the mouth of the river.

Day 6 - Heaphy Hut to Kohaihai (road end) 16.2 km/5 hours - The track south passes through forests of Rata, Karaka & Nikau groves before reaching the clearing at Scotts beach. This is a good spot to rest before a short climb over Kohaihai Saddle & down through the wind blasted scrubs to the Kohaihai River Bridge & the car park.

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15 Nov 16 28 Apr 17

$577 $739


KEPLER TRACK - Independent Walk (6 days/5 nights) INCLUSIONS: » Pre & Post Accommodation at Edgewater Motel in Te Anau (Day 1 & Day 6) » Transportation ex Te Anau to and from the walk » 4 Day Walk with 3 nights in Department of Conservation Huts

INDEPENDENT WALKING GUIDE: Day 2 - Kepler Track car park to Luxmore Hut 13.8 km/5 - 6 hours - Follow the shores of Lake Te Anau through the beech forest until you reach Brod Bay. From here it is a steady climb through beech forest, passing under some impressive limestone bluffs before emerging above the bush line to panoramic views of the Te Anau Basin and surrounding mountains. It is a 45min walk across the tussock grasslands to Luxmore Hut (1085m). A popular side trip is to visit Luxmore Cave. Located 10 mins from the hut you will need a couple of torches per person and it is advised to leave a note in the hut book stating you are going into the caves and time you intend to return. Most people would spend up to an hour in the cave.

Milford Track. Credit: Graham Dainty

Valley shelters before descending through a series of zig-zags to Iris Burn Hut which is situated in a large grassy clearing beside the Iris Burn River. The Iris Burn waterfall is a 20 minunte walk from the hut and well worth the time. At night kiwi can often be heard calling near the hut.

Day 4 - Iris Burn Hut to Moturau Hut 16.2 km/5 – 6 hours - Today’s walk starts in Beech forest before climbing over a low saddle and passing a large slip before reaching Rocky Point. From here the track winds through a gorge and lowland beech and Podocarp forest before reaching the shores of stunning Lake Manapouri. Mouturau hut is situated on the shores of the lake, next to a beautiful beach which is excellent for swimming.

Day 5 - Moturau Hut to Kepler Track car park 15.5 km/4 - 5 hours - This last day is a moderate stroll through Beech forest before crossing a unique and fragile wetland to the Waiau River terrace along which you continue to the Rainbow Reach swing bridge. From here you continue to follow the Waiau River back to the Kepler Track car park.

Day 3 - Luxmore Hut to Iris Burn Hut 14.6 km/5 -6 hours - A large part of this day is spent on top of the mountains offering stunning views of the South Arm of Lake Te Anau, the Murchison Mountains and western Fiordland National Park. From the hut the track climbs to the ridge just below Mt Luxmore before following the ridge line past Forest Burn and Hanging

Just NZ Walks - Kepler Adult - Twin Share Adult - Single

24 Oct 17 28 Apr 18

$415 $566

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WHANGANUI JOURNEY - Kayak and Independent Walk (5 days/4 nights) INCLUSIONS: » Pre & Post Accommodation at The Park Hotel in Whakapapa National Park Village (Day 1 & Day 5) » Transportation ex National Park to and from the river » 3 Day Canoe Hire and Equipment » 2 nights in Department of Conservation Huts

INDEPENDENT KAYAK/WALKING GUIDE: Day 2 - Whakahoro to John Coull Hut

37.5 km/7 hrs - Below Whakahoro you enter the scenic middle reaches of the river. Here you will paddle through deep gorges draped in vegetation and often featuring numerous waterfalls after heavy rain. Past Mangapapa Campsite take a long loop around the Kirikiriroa Peninsula before passing Tarepokioere Rapid and then a large overhang known as Tamatea’s Cave. Please do not enter the cave which is wãhi tapu (a scared place). Below Ohauora Campsite enter the long Otaihanga Reach which leads you to your overnight stop at John Coull Hut. To avoid losing your canoe or kayak to possible rising river levels remember to haul it high up on the bank and tie it to something secure.

Day 3 - Whakahoro to John Coull Hut 29 km/5 hrs - On this section, follow the river as

it meanders through bush covered hills and passes the mouths of the Tangarakau and Whangamomona Rivers as they join the Whanganui River. At Mangawaiiti Landing stop paddling for 40 minutes and take the bush walk to the historic Bridge to Nowhere. Back in your canoe continue your trip down stream to Tieke Kainga where you can examine the intricately carved pou whenua and learn about the history of Tieke and the tikanga (protocol) of the marae.

Day 4 - Tieke Hut to Pipiriki 21.5 km/4 hrs - The river still has a few surprises to offer on this homeward stretch. You can explore the scenic gorge of the Manganui o te Ao River where it enters the Whanganui river after its journey from the slopes of Mt Ruapehu. The standing waves of the large Ngaporo and Autapu rapids can provide plenty of excitement and perhaps a cool dip on a hot day. As you get close to end of your trip you will pass through farmland and exotic trees. One last rapid, the Paparoa rapid, and you will see the boat ramp below the Pipiriki Village.

Just NZ Walks Whanganui

24 Oct 17 28 Apr 18

Adult - Twin Share

$465

ABEL TASMAN EXPERIENCE - Kayak and Independent Walk (5 days/4 nights) INCLUSIONS: » Pre & Post Accommodation at Balmoral Motel in Nelson (Day 1 & Day 5) » Transportation ex Nelson to and from the walk » 3 Day Kayak Hire & Equipment » Walk with 2 nights in Department of Conservation Huts

INDEPENDENT WALKING GUIDE: Day 2 - Kayak Marahau to Anchorage Hut Paddling 3 - 4 hours/Walk 1.2 hours - On arrival in Marahau you will collect your kayak and receive a map orientation and a full briefing on safety and weather before starting the first part of your sea kayaking experience to Anchorage Hut. Explore the coastal area kayaking through the pristine emerald coloured waters along the Abel Tasman Coast. Explore the islands, abundant wildlife and beautiful beaches along the way. Once at the hut you may wish to stretch your legs after your days paddling. Just past the Anchorage campsite a signposted track will take you across a low ridge to the crescent shaped Te Pukatea Bay and onto Pitt head, an old pa site. This 1hr 20min loop track offers stunning views of the Abel Tasman coast.

Day 3 - Anchorage Hut to Onetahuti/ Onetahuti to Awaroa Hut Paddling 3 - 4 hours/Walk 2 hours - This morning paddle your way from Anchorage to Onetahuti. Kayak through the middle of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. On arrival at Onetahuti you will need to leave

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your kayaks here before continuing on the next part of your journey. Cross the tidal stream and follow the track that climbs through bush over Tonga Saddle and then decends to Awarao Inlet, following the shoreline to Awaroa Hut. Note: The stream can be only be crossed within 3 hours either side of low tide.

Day 4 - Awaroa Hut to Totaranui Campsite Depending on tide times there are two alternative outcomes for the Abel Tasman Experience:

Morning tide - You have the option of walking to

Totaranui (5.5km / 1.5 hours walking). Awaroa Inlet can only be crossed 1 ½ hours before or up to 2 hours after low tide.

Afternoon tide - You will be picked up by water taxi from Awaroa if you are unable to make the morning tide crossing to Totaranui. Please note: A full itinerary and tide times will be provided once your package has been confirmed. Our experienced staff at Just New Zealand Walks will discuss this in detail with you prior to your departure

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RAKIURA TRACK - Independent Walk (5 days/4 nights) INCLUSIONS: » Pre Accommodation at Bella Vista in Invercargill » Post Accommodation at South Seas Hotel on Stewart Island (twin share) » Transportation ex Invercargill to and from the walk (return flights Invercargill to Stewart Island) » 3 Day Walk with 2 nights in Department of Conservation Huts

INDEPENDENT WALKING GUIDE: Day 2 - Halfmoon Bay (Oban) to Port William Hut 8.1 km/3 - 4 hours - Departing from the Department of Conservation visitor centre in Oban, walk down Main Road and make your way on to Lee Bay. Step through the chain link sculpture commissioned to recognise the forming of Rakiura National Park. Today’s walk follows the coast as you pass from Lee Bay to picturesque Little River and onto Maori Beach once the home of several sawmills and a school. Today all that remains of this once thriving community is an old boiler. From here it is a walk along a sweeping beach before crossing a swing bridge and climbing up the forested ridge before dropping down to Magnetic Beach. Port William Hut is located at the end of the beach.

Day 3 - Port William Hut to North Arm Hut 13 km/6 hours - As you leave the coast you will pass through regenerating podocarp forest. Evidence of the tracks logging past is evident throughout today’s walk. The track crosses several bridged creeks before reaching the shores of Paterson Inlet and North Arm Hut.

Day 4 - North Arm Hut to Halfmoon Bay (Oban) 11 km/4 - 4.5 hours - Follow the original sawmill track through the Kamahi and rimu trees that forest the shoreline of Paterson Inlet. Travel through secluded bays, pass historic mill sites and watch wading birds feeding on the tidal mudflats. Finally, take the ‘main road’ back to Oban.

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TONGARIRO NORTHERN CIRCUIT - Independent Walk (6 days/5 nights) INCLUSIONS: » Pre & Post Accommodation at The Park Hotel in Whakapapa National Park (Day 1 & Day 6) » Transportation ex National Park to and from the walk » 4 Day Walk with 3 nights in Department of Conservation Huts

INDEPENDENT WALKING GUIDE: Day 2 - Whakapapa Village to Mangatepopo Hut 8.5 km/3 - 5 hours - The track crosses many stream beds as it undulates its way past a series of volcanic cones and lava flows. Great views can be had of both Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro. The final hour of the walk skirts around the small volcanic cone of Pukekaikiore until you reach the Mangatepopo Valley and hut.

Day 3 - Mangatepopo Hut to Oturere Hut 12.8 km/5 hours - The track follows the Mangatepopo Stream up the valley climbing over a succession of lava flows. A five minute side trip at the head of the valley takes you to Soda Springs, a cold spring that emerges from under an old lava flow. The steep climb to reach the Mangatepopo Saddle rewards climbers on a clear day with views of the valley and way to the west Mt Taranaki. A side trip (3 hours return) to the summit of Mt Ngauruhoe (2287m) is possible from here in fine weather. At the top of Red Crater there is access to the summit of Mt Tongariro (1967m). Blue lake is visible from this point and a 30 minute

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side trip will take you there. From Red Crater follow the ridge down to the Emerald Lakes. From here the track descends steeply into the Oturere valley and waves its way through the jagged lava flows from past eruptions of Red Crater. The Oturere Hut is located on the eastern edge of these flows.

Day 4 - Oturere Hut to Waihohonu Hut 7.5 km/3 hours - After leaving the hut the track undulates southward over a number of stream valleys and open gravel fields. It then gradually sidles around the foothills of Mt Ngauruhoe before descending into the valley to cross branches of the Waihohonu stream before climbing again. Waihohonu Hut is in the next valley.

Day 5 - Waihohonu Hut to Whakapapa Village 14.3 km/5 hours - The track follows the Waihohonu Stream west, gradually climbing to Tama Saddle. On reaching the saddle the track branches to the right to Tama Lakes. It is about a 10 minute walk to the lower lake & a further 35 minute climb up a steep ridge to the upper lake (allow 1hr 30mins return from the main track). Whakapapa Village is approximately 2 hours walk from the Tama Lakes junction.

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KIRRA TOURS KIRRA TOURS is known for its dedication to New Zealand holiday-making with nearly 50 years of experience in escorted coach touring. Specialist travel consultants dedicate time to research the best options for you in order to guarantee you get the ideal mix of cultural, historical and natural scenery that makes New Zealand such a unique destination. They are proud to be 100% Kiwi owned and look forward to providing you with an unforgettable experience.

QUALITY ACCOMMODATION & FABULOUS FOOD

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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.

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 Enviro 4 & 5 star vehicles, all fitted with individual seatbelts for your safety. In some instances a smaller coach may be used.

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 Maori Hangi (feast) and Cultural Performance, a gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak and dinner at the Skyline Restaurant and a cruise with a gourmet BBQ dinner at Walter Peak High Country Sheep Station.

THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IS YOU! When travelling on any of their tours, they take care of everything so you can enjoy a relaxed and worry free holiday and start enjoying yourself the moment you arrive. Kirra Tours offer a complete package which includes all of your New Zealand travel arrangements, including transfers, meals, comprehensive sightseeing and speciality activities.

GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY When choosing Kirra Tours you can be assured that you are getting great value for money. Our long standing relationships with operators and our volume of travellers to New Zealand enables us to get the best deals on the must do attractions. They pass these savings onto you so you can do more and see more whilst on one of their tours.

FANTASTIC SIGHTSEEING INCLUSIONS Holidays are traditionally a great time to try something new but experience has shown that some of the best things in life often involve the unexpected. It is important to have the right balance between a full, well organised itinerary and the freedom to do your own thing. All tours include the ‘must-see’ highlights of New Zealand, plus much more yet still provide ample time and flexibility for your own personal exploration.

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THE VERY BEST COACH CAPTAINS Your Coach Captain can often make the difference between a good tour and a great holiday experience. Kirra Tours touring staff come from a wide variety of backgrounds but all share an unparalleled passion for New Zealand. Supported by a team of dedicated and enthusiastic experts in the office, your professional and friendly Coach Captain will provide you with an informative commentary and ensure every aspect of your holiday runs smoothly.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES When arranging your holiday well in advance, there is nothing worse than having your plans turned upside down when something is cancelled. Kirra Tours promise that all the departures shown in this brochure are guaranteed to operate so you can have confidence in booking your flights and other travel arrangements around your chosen tour date. New dates are often added as tours fill so have your travel agent check with Kirra Tours for extra dates.

SOLO TRAVELLERS If you’re travelling alone, you are welcome to purchase your tour on a twin share basis and Kirra Tours will endeavour to match you with another single traveller of the same gender. If we are unable to find someone for you to share with, you will be provided with a single room at no extra cost. If you wish to be guaranteed your own room, then single room traveller costs are shown for each tour.


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18 DAY NEW ZEALAND PANORAMA HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

»» Historic Bay of Islands

DAY 1 - ARRIVE AUCKLAND

»» Thermal Wonderland of Rotorua »» Napier, the Art Deco Capital of the World »» Wellington, the nation’s capital »» World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park

“Haere Mai”.... Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your downtown city hotel. Stay: Rydges Hotel

»» Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South

DAY 2 - AUCKLAND, PAIHIA (B,D)

»» Fiordland National Park

»» Authentic Maori Village, Hangi & Cultural Performance

Leaving the city behind, we travel across the Auckland Harbour Bridge and drive north to Paihia in the Bay of Islands, a seaside town nestled on the foreshore of this National Maritime Park. On arrival, meet your local Maori guide who will provide an insight into the local history before visiting Waitangi, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori people and the British. Enjoy a self-guided tour through the Treaty House, the Maori Meeting House and war canoe. Later this afternoon, board your launch for the scenic cruise to the Cape Brett Lighthouse and the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’.

»» Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

Stay: Copthorne Bay of Islands (2 nights)

»» Coast to Coast TranzAlpine train journey

DAY 3 - EXPLORE THE BAY OF ISLANDS (B,D)

INCLUSIONS

»» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown

A free day to explore and enjoy the beauty of the Bay of Islands. Your Coach Captain will happily assist with arranging optional activities for you. Why not try a full day tour to Cape Reinga, New Zealand’s northern most point. Alternatively, explore the township of Russell, New Zealand’s first settlement and visit its historic Church, Mission House and Museum.

»» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure

DAY 4 - AUCKLAND, ROTORUA (B,D)

»» Spectacular Southern Lakes region »» West Coast Glacier region

FEATURED EXPERIENCES

»» 17 nights premium accommodation »» Full breakfast daily (B) & 15 dinners (D)

Auckland

Leaving Paihia, travel south through Whangarei to Warkworth and on to Auckland. Visit the Sky Tower, at 328m the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere and enjoy panoramic 360 degree views across the city and its two majestic harbours. Later, cross the Bombay Hills to the lush farmlands of the Waikato. Onto the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, the centre of Maori culture and famous for its geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters. Stay: Sudima Lake Rotorua (2 nights)

DAY 5 - ROTORUA SIGHTSEEING (B,D)

Milford Sound Cruise

DAY 7 - WAIRARAPA, WELLINGTON (B,D) Orchards and vineyards give way to farmland as you travel into the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region. Stop at historic Greytown to view excellent examples of Victorian colonial architecture before travelling over the Rimutaka Ranges to Wellington, the nation’s capital, where you enjoy a city tour on arrival. Stay: Ibis Wellington Hotel

DAY 8 - WELLINGTON, HANMER SPRINGS (B,D) From Wellington join the Interislander Ferry for a scenic cruise to the South Island with views of Wellington city and its hillside suburbs. Cross Cook Strait into the sheltered waters of Queen Charlotte Sound before arriving into the small seaside village of Picton. Continue south to the alpine resort town of Hanmer Springs, renowned for its therapeutic natural thermal waters. Stay: Heritage Hanmer Springs

Today begins with a visit to the Agrodome to see a unique New Zealand farm show. Visit Rainbow Springs to learn about native flora and fauna, including the famous Kiwi bird. This is followed by the spectacular Skyline Gondola which offers superb views over the city, lake and mountains and for those wanting a little excitement, why not try a Luge ride with our compliments. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before visiting Tamaki Village for an evening of fun and culture. You will experience a traditionally prepared Maori Hangi (feast) followed by a cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka.

DAY 6 - TAUPO, ART DECO NAPIER (B,D) View the mighty Huka Falls and the Wairakei Geothermal project before stopping at Lake Taupo, the largest in New Zealand. Continue on to Napier, often regarded as the world’s Art Deco capital. On arrival, enjoy a locally guided walking tour of the city. Napier

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mining era. Stop at Wanaka, a picture postcard resort on the lakes edge with a spectacular mountain backdrop. View the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks before arriving on the West Coast, home to the twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef. Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

DAY 17 - TRANZALPINE, CHRISTCHURCH (B,D) At Hokitika, stop to visit a Pounamu, (also known as Greenstone or Jade) factory. Pounamu is considered a treasure in Maori culture and is seen as a sign of status and power. At Greymouth, board the famous TranzAlpine Train. Renowned as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world, this coast to coast rail adventure will take you through the Southern Alps, over massive viaducts, river valleys and gorges. Stay: Sudima Christchurch Hotel

DAY 18 - DEPART CHRISTCHURCH (B) Sadly, it’s time to bid farewell to all your new friends today. You will be transferred to the airport to join your flight home.

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TSS Earnslaw at Walter Peak

DAY 9 - HANMER SPRINGS, CHRISTCHURCH (B,D)

DAY 13 - SPECTACULAR MILFORD SOUND CRUISE (B,D)

After a leisurely breakfast, stroll around the village and enjoy entry into the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools with its naturally heated thermal mineral waters. Later today, we make the short drive to the Garden City of Christchurch and visit the International Antarctic Centre before enjoying a brief orientation tour of the city.

Follow the Hollyford Valley before descending into the Cleddau Canyon. Drive through the Homer Tunnel into spectacular Milford Sound, the world renowned natural wonder dominated by Mitre Peak. Luxuriant rainforest clings to sheer rock walls and waterfalls tumble hundreds of metres to the sea below. Cruise the entire length of the fiord and enjoy the on-board commentary that gives you detailed information on the region’s history, flora and fauna as you view spectacular waterfalls, towering mountains and wildlife.

Stay: Rendezvous Hotel

DAY 10 - MT COOK, OMARAMA (B,D) Cross the Canterbury Plains with the Southern Alps to the west. View the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Collie Dog Memorial overlooking Lake Tekapo. Visit Mt Cook National Park, with time to enjoy the scenic majesty of New Zealand’s highest snow-capped peaks and a visit to the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre before travelling around Lake Pukaki to Twizel and Omarama. Stay: Heritage Gateway Hotel

DAY 11 - MOERAKI BOULDERS, DUNEDIN (B,D) Travel down the Waitaki Valley to the Whitestone township of Oamaru. Stop to view the mystical Moeraki Boulders, then on to Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South. An early arrival allows you time to enjoy the choice of some excellent optional activities. Stay: Scenic Dunedin City Hotel

DAY 12 - CENTRAL OTAGO, TE ANAU (B,D) Enjoy spectacular views across the Otago Peninsula as you travel to Larnach Castle. On your guided tour, learn about its tragic and mysterious history. Depart Dunedin and head inland, crossing rich farmlands to the agricultural towns of Gore and Lumsden, before arriving at the shores of Lake Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park. Stay: Distinction Luxmore Hotel (2 nights)

Optional overnight cruises on Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound are available subject to availability - please ask for details.

DAY 14 - TE ANAU, QUEENSTOWN (B,D) Continue north to Kingston, then skirt around the shores of Lake Wakatipu to the picturesque alpine resort of Queenstown. This evening, cruise across the lake aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw before reaching the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue dinner.

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Stay: Millennium Hotel (2 nights)

DAY 15 - AT LEISURE IN QUEENSTOWN (B)

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Today is a free day to experience this magnificent resort town. Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities and your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do. Take a ride on the world famous Shotover Jet Boat, travel to the top of Bob’s Peak by gondola for spectacular views, take a tour to the gold mining area of Skippers Canyon or for the adventurous, try white water rafting. Alternatively, browse in the many shops and galleries.

DAY 16 - WANAKA, FRANZ JOSEF (B,D) Pass picturesque Lake Hayes on the way to Arrowtown, an area steeped in fascinating history relating to early settlement and the gold

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$6,979

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15 DAY NEW ZEALAND EXPLORER ITINERARY

HIGHLIGHTS »» Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo

DAY 1 - ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH

»» World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park

Kia ora! Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your downtown city hotel.

»» Historic Arrowtown »» Fiordland National Park »» Spectacular Southern Lakes District »» West Coast Glaciers »» Punakaiki Pancake Rocks & Blowhole »» Thermal Wonderland of Rotorua »» Stunning Coromandel Peninsula

FEATURED EXPERIENCES »» Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise »» Skyline Gondola & Dinner, Queenstown

Stay: Rendezvous Hotel

DAY 2 - MT COOK, OMARAMA (B,D) After a brief tour of Christchurch, cross the Canterbury Plains into the MacKenzie Country. View the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Collie Dog Memorial at Lake Tekapo. Visit Mt Cook National Park, a World Heritage listed site covering over 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery before travelling on to Omarama. Optional ski-plane and helicopter flights are available subject to weather conditions. Stay: Heritage Gateway Hotel

DAY 3 - ARROWTOWN, QUEENSTOWN (B,D)

Church of the Good Shepherd

DAY 5 - SPECTACULAR DOUBTFUL SOUND WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE (B,L,D) Travel with us today to this untouched world deep in the heart of Fiordland National Park. After an early breakfast, skirt the shores of Lake Wakatipu and travel through lush farmland to Te Anau. A short drive brings us to Manapouri, where you enjoy a leisurely cruise across this picturesque lake to West Arm. This is followed by a trip on New Zealand's most expensive road, travelling over Wilmot Pass and pausing along the way to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening far below. Here you will board the spacious, purpose built catamaran ‘Patea Explorer’, for a three hour cruise through this pristine fiord. During the cruise our knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share with you their passion for the region through their commentary. They will answer questions, point out landmarks and provide you with information about the varied wildlife you may encounter like dolphins, fur seals and the rare Fiordland crested penguin. As the majesty of Doubtful Sound unfolds before you, you will be struck by its silence... a silence broken only by birdsong or the rushing of a distant waterfall. Its beauty and vastness will take your breath away. Return to Queenstown late evening and enjoy dinner at your hotel on arrival.

»» Full breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L) & 12 dinners (D)

Travel through the Mackenzie Country before beginning the ascent over the Lindis Pass to the township of Cromwell. Continue on to Arrowtown, set beneath the rugged Crown Range. This historic village located beside the Arrow River was once a haven for the gold prospectors of the 1860’s and features a fascinating collection of mining cottages with an atmosphere straight out of last century. Later this afternoon, travel on to Queenstown, regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination. Tonight, ride the Skyline gondola to the top of Bob’s Peak where both the dining and the views are unsurpassed.

»» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown

Stay: Copthorne Lakefront Hotel & Resort (3 nights)

Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

»» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure

DAY 4 - LEISURE IN QUEENSTOWN (B)

DAY 7 - HOKITIKA, PUNAKAIKI (B,D)

Today is a free day to experience this magnificent resort town. Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities and your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do. Experience the thrills of riding on the world famous Shotover Jet Boat, perhaps cruise Lake Wakatipu on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, take a 4WD tour to the gold mining area of Skippers Canyon or for the adventurous, try white water rafting. Alternatively, browse in the many shops and galleries. Tonight is free for you to enjoy one of the many restaurants and bistro’s on offer in town.

Stay: Punakaiki Resort

»» Cruise the famous Abel Tasman National Park »» Authentic Maori Village, Hangi & Cultural Performance

INCLUSIONS »» 14 nights premium accommodation

Stratosfare Restaurant, Queenstown

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DAY 6 - WANAKA, HAAST PASS, FRANZ JOSEF (B,D) Stop at Lake Wanaka, a picture postcard resort on the lakes edge with a spectacular mountain backdrop. View the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks before arriving on the rugged and wild West Coast, home to the twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef.

Before our departure this morning, there is the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region (subject to weather conditions). At Hokitika, we stop to visit a Pounamu, (Jade) factory. Pounamu is considered a treasure in Maori culture and is seen as a sign of status and power. At Punakaiki, marvel at the bizarre limestone landscapes that are the Pancake Rocks & Blowhole. Tonight’s stay is at a friendly eco resort located in the Paparoa National Park and only a stone’s throw from the beach.


DAY 13 - HOBBITON, PAUANUI (B,D) Cross the Mamaku Ranges into the Waikato region, well known for its dairy farming, world famous horse studs and champion Rugby team! At Matamata, a guide will escort your group on a Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour. Enjoy a visit to the set used in The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. On to Pauanui, a favourite New Zealand holiday beach resort for our overnight stay. Stay: Grand Mercure Puka Park Lodge

DAY 14 - COROMANDEL, AUCKLAND (B,D) The Coromandel Peninsula is a beautiful, rugged area fringed with dozens of excellent beaches and is a place where many kiwis choose to escape the hustle and hype of city life. Onto Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’ including a visit to the summit of the Skytower, at 328m it's the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere. Today enjoy a farewell dinner tonight with your new found friends. Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel

DAY 15 - DEPART AUCKLAND (B) Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Auckland airport to connect with your onward flight.

Suggested arrival/departure point Interislander Ferry

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DAY 8 - MURCHISON, NELSON (B,D)

DAY 10 - PICTON, WELLINGTON (B,D)

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

A short drive brings us to the picturesque fishing village of Picton. Board the Interislander Ferry and cruise through the spectacular Queen Charlotte Sound into Cook Strait. On arrival enjoy stunning views of New Zealand’s capital city as you arrive into Wellington Harbour. Enjoy a city tour taking in all the major sights and there is free time for exploring on your own. Situated on the Wellington waterfront, a visit to Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, is highly recommended.

Stay: Grand Mercure Monaco Resort (2 nights)

DAY 9 - ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK (B,D) Travel to Kaiterteri where you board your vessel for a scenic cruise of the famous Abel Tasman National Maritime Park. Cruise through the Astrolabe Roadstead to Torrent Bay & Bark Bay calling in to picturesque beaches and coves. Pause to view Split Apple Rock and the antics at Tonga Island Seal Colony on your way to Totaranui. An optional coastal walk may be available for those wishing to spend time ashore, see your Coach Captain for details.

Stay: Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay

DAY 11 - TAUPO, ROTORUA (B,D) Leaving the city behind, we travel through rolling farmland as we enter the Tongariro National Park, dominated by the volcanic cone of Mt Ruapehu. Follow the Desert Road to the popular lakeside resort of Taupo, located on the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake. Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls and travel past massive pine forests to reach Rotorua, centre of Maori culture and famous for its geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters. Stay: Sudima Lake Rotorua (2 nights)

DAY 12 - ROTORUA SIGHTSEEING (B,D)

Auckland

Today begins with a visit to the Agrodome to see a unique New Zealand farm show. This is followed by a visit to Te Puia, home to Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and the New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Centre. Here you will witness all of nature’s thermal wonders including silica terraces and the famous Pohutu Geyser. Enjoy some free time this afternoon for optional activities before visiting Tamaki Village for an evening of fun and culture. You will experience a traditionally prepared Maori Hangi (feast) followed by a cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka.

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11 DAY SOUTHERN DISCOVERY

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DAY 4 - AT LEISURE IN QUEENSTOWN (B)

HIGHLIGHTS »» Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd »» World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park »» Fiordland National Park »» Spectacular Southern Lakes District »» West Coast Glaciers »» Punakaiki Pancake Rocks & Blowhole

FEATURED EXPERIENCES »» Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise »» Skyline Gondola & Dinner, Queenstown »» Cruise the famous Abel Tasman National Park

INCLUSIONS »» 10 nights premium accommodation »» Full breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L) & 8 dinners (D) »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure

Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities in all its various forms and your Coach Captain will happily recommend and assist with any optional activities you would like to do.

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DAY 5 - SPECTACULAR DOUBTFUL SOUND WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE (B,L,D) After an early breakfast, we travel to Manapouri where we enjoy a leisurely cruise across this picturesque lake to West Arm. Travel over the Wilmot Pass and view Doubtful Sound glistening far below. Board ‘Patea Explorer’ for a three hour cruise through this pristine fiord. During the cruise, knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share with you their passion for the region through their commentary. As the majesty of Doubtful Sound unfolds before you, its vastness will take your breath away. Return to Queenstown late evening and enjoy dinner at your hotel on arrival.

DAY 6 - WANAKA, FRANZ JOSEF (B,D) After a brief stop at Lake Wanaka, view the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks before arriving on the rugged West Coast, home to Fox and Franz Josef glaciers. Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

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DAY 7 - HOKITIKA, PUNAKAIKI (B,D)

ITINERARY DAY 1 - ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH On arrival in Christchurch, a Kirra Tours representative will greet you and transfer you to your downtown city hotel. Stay: Rendezvous Hotel

DAY 2 - MT COOK, OMARAMA (B,D) After a brief tour of Christchurch, cross the Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. Stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd before visiting Mt Cook National Park with its 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery. Optional ski-plane and helicopter flights are available subject to weather conditions. Stay: Heritage Gateway Hotel

DAY 3 - ARROWTOWN, QUEENSTOWN (B,D) Begin the ascent over the Lindis Pass to the township of Cromwell and continue on to the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown. On arrival in Queenstown, New Zealand’s premier holiday destination, we ride the Skyline gondola to the top of Bob’s Peak where both the dining and the views are unsurpassed. Stay: Copthorne Lakefront Hotel & Resort (3 nights)

At Hokitika, we stop to visit a Pounamu (Jade) factory. Marvel at the bizarre limestone landscapes that are the Pancake Rocks & Blowhole before checking into our eco resort located in the Paparoa National Park and only a stone’s throw from the beach. Stay: Punakaiki Resort

DAY 8 - MURCHISON, NELSON (B,D)

DEPARTS

FINISHES

Sun 24 Sep 17

Wed 04 Oct 17 Wed 18 Oct 17

Skirt the west coastline before heading inland to Murchison, then travel north to Nelson, a charming city that boasts the busiest fishing port in New Zealand. Visit the World of Wearable Art & Classic Car Museum on your arrival.

Wed 29 Nov 17

Sun 26 Nov 17

Wed 06 Dec 17

Sun 07 Jan 18

Wed 17 Jan 18

Stay: Grand Mercure Monaco Resort (2 nights)

Sun 28 Jan 18

Wed 07 Feb 18

DAY 9 - ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK (B,D) Enjoy a scenic cruise of the famous Abel Tasman Park, calling in to picturesque beaches and coves. Pause to view Split Apple Rock and the antics at Tonga Island Seal Colony. An optional coastal walk may be available for those wishing to spend time ashore, see your Coach Captain for details.

DAY 10 - PICTON, WELLINGTON (B,D) At the picturesque village of Picton, we board the Interislander and cruise through the spectacular Marlborough Sounds into Cook Strait. Enjoy stunning views of New Zealand’s capital city as you arrive into Wellington Harbour.

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

KIRRA TOURS

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Sun 08 Oct 17

DAY 11 - DEPART WELLINGTON (B)

126

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Sun 19 Nov 17

Stay: Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay

Wellington City

$4,135

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Sun 18 Feb 18

Wed 28 Feb 18

Sun 11 Mar 18

Wed 21 Mar 18

Sun 18 Mar 18

Wed 28 Mar 18

Sun 08 Apr 18

Wed 18 Apr 18

Sun 23 Sep 18

Wed 03 Oct 18

Sun 28 Oct 18

Wed 07 Nov 18

Sun 11 Nov 18

Wed 21 Nov 18

Sun 25 Nov 18

Wed 05 Dec 18

PRICING SEASON

TWIN

SINGLE

Shoulder Season (Sep & May)

$4,135

$5,585

High Season (Oct - Apr)

$4,399

$5,945


10 DAY SOUTHERN PANORAMA

Milford Sound

DAY 5 - SPECTACULAR MILFORD SOUND CRUISE (B,D)

DAY 9 - TRANZALPINE, CHRISTCHURCH (B,D) At Hokitika, stop to visit a Pounamu (Jade) factory. Pounamu is considered a treasure in Maori culture and is seen as a sign of status and power. At Greymouth, board the famous TranzAlpine Train. Renowned as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world, this coast to coast rail adventure will take you through the Southern Alps, over massive viaducts, river valleys and gorges.

»» West Coast Glacier region

Follow the Hollyford Valley before descending into the Cleddau Canyon. Drive through the Homer Tunnel into spectacular Milford Sound, the world renowned natural wonder dominated by Mitre Peak. Luxuriant rainforest clings to sheer rock walls and waterfalls tumble hundreds of metres to the sea below. Cruise the entire length of the fiord and enjoy the on-board commentary that gives you detailed information on the region’s history, flora and fauna as you view spectacular waterfalls, towering mountains and wildlife.

FEATURED EXPERIENCES

Optional overnight cruises on Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound are available today subject to availability - please ask for details.

»» Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

DAY 6 - TE ANAU, QUEENSTOWN (B,D)

HIGHLIGHTS »» World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park »» Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South »» Fiordland National Park »» Spectacular Southern Lakes region

»» Coast to Coast TranzAlpine train journey

»» 9 nights premium accommodation

Continue north to Kingston, then skirt around the shores of Lake Wakatipu to the picturesque alpine resort town of Queenstown. This evening, cruise across the lake aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw before reaching the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue dinner.

»» Full breakfast daily (B) & 7 dinners (D)

Stay: Millennium Hotel (2 nights)

INCLUSIONS

»» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure

Stay: Sudima Christchurch Hotel

DAY 10 - DEPART CHRISTCHURCH (B) It is time to farewell your fellow travellers today. You will be transferred to the airport to connect with your onward flight.

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$3,599

Per Person Twin Share

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DAY 7 - AT LEISURE IN QUEENSTOWN (B)

DEPARTS

FINISHES

Wed 18 Oct 17

Fri 27 Oct 17

Wed 29 Nov 17

Fri 08 Dec 17

ITINERARY

Today is a free day to experience this magnificent resort town. Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities and your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do. Take a ride on the world famous Shotover Jet Boat, travel to the top of Bob’s Peak by gondola for spectacular views, take a tour to the gold mining area of Skippers Canyon or for the adventurous, try white water rafting. Alternatively, browse in the many shops and galleries.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH

DAY 8 - HAAST PASS, FRANZ JOSEF (B,D)

“Haere Mai”.... Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your downtown city hotel.

Pass picturesque Lake Hayes on the way to Arrowtown, an area steeped in fascinating history relating to early settlement and the gold mining era. Stop at Wanaka, a picture postcard resort on the lakes edge with a spectacular mountain backdrop. View the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks before arriving on the West Coast, home to the twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef. Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Wed 18 Apr 18

Fri 27 Apr 18

Wed 16 May 18

Fri 25 May 18

Wed 19 Sep 18

Fri 28 Sep 18

Stay: Rendezvous Hotel

DAY 2 - MT COOK, OMARAMA (B,D) Cross the Canterbury Plains with the Southern Alps to the west. View the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Collie Dog Memorial overlooking Lake Tekapo. Visit Mt Cook National Park, with time to enjoy the scenic majesty of New Zealand’s highest snow-capped peaks and a visit to the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre before travelling around Lake Pukaki to Twizel and Omarama. Stay: Heritage Gateway Hotel

DAY 3 - MOERAKI BOULDERS, DUNEDIN (B,D) Travel down the Waitaki Valley to the Whitestone township of Oamaru. Stop to view the mystical Moeraki Boulders, then on to Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South. An early arrival allows you time to enjoy the choice of some excellent optional activities. Stay: Scenic Dunedin City Hotel

DAY 4 - CENTRAL OTAGO, TE ANAU (B,D) Enjoy spectacular views across the Otago Peninsula as you travel to Larnach Castle. On your guided tour, learn about its tragic and mysterious history. Depart Dunedin and head inland, crossing rich farmlands to the agricultural towns of Gore and Lumsden, before arriving at the shores of Lake Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park. Stay: Distinction Luxmore Hotel (2 nights)

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Wed 06 Dec 17

Fri 15 Dec 17

Tue 19 Dec 17

Thu 28 Dec 17

Wed 17 Jan 18

Fri 26 Jan 18

Wed 07 Feb 18

Fri 16 Feb 18

Wed 28 Feb 18

Fri 09 Mar 18

Wed 07 Mar 18

Fri 16 Mar 18

Wed 21 Mar 18

Fri 30 Mar 18

Wed 28 Mar 18

Fri 06 Apr 18

Wed 03 Oct 18

Fri 12 Oct 18

Wed 24 Oct 18

Fri 02 Nov 18

Wed 07 Nov 18

Fri 16 Nov 18

Wed 21 Nov 18

Fri 30 Nov 18

Wed 28 Nov 18

Fri 07 Dec 18

Wed 05 Dec 18

Fri 14 Dec 18

Wed 19 Dec 18

Fri 28 Dec 18

PRICING SEASON

TWIN

SINGLE

Shoulder Season (Sep & May)

$3,599

$4,650

High Season (Oct - Apr)

$3,735

$5,049

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8 DAY NORTHERN DISCOVERY

Rotorua

DAY 5 - ROTORUA SIGHTSEEING (B,D)

HIGHLIGHTS »» Historic Bay of Islands »» Thermal Wonderland of Rotorua »» Napier, the Art Deco Capital of the World »» Wellington, the nation’s capital

FEATURED EXPERIENCES »» Authentic Maori Village, Hangi & Cultural Performance

Today begins with a visit to the Agrodome to see a unique New Zealand farm show. Visit Rainbow Springs to learn about native flora and fauna, including the famous Kiwi bird. This is followed by the spectacular Skyline Gondola which offers superb views over the city, lake and mountains and for those wanting a little excitement, why not try a Luge ride with our compliments. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before visiting Tamaki Village for an evening of fun and culture. You will experience a traditionally prepared Maori Hangi (feast) followed by a cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka.

DAY 6 - TAUPO, ART DECO NAPIER (B,D)

INCLUSIONS »» 7 nights premium accommodation »» Full breakfast daily (B) & 6 dinners (D) »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure

View the mighty Huka Falls and the Wairakei Geothermal project before stopping at Lake Taupo, the largest in New Zealand. Continue on to Napier, often regarded as the world’s Art Deco capital. On arrival, enjoy a locally guided walking tour of the city. Stay: Scenic Te Pania Hotel

DAY 7 - WAIRARAPA, WELLINGTON (B,D) Orchards and vineyards give way to farmland as you travel into the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region. Stop at historic Greytown to view excellent examples of Victorian colonial architecture before travelling over the Rimutaka Ranges to Wellington, the nation’s capital, where you enjoy a city tour on arrival.

ITINERARY

Stay: Ibis Wellington Hotel

DAY 1 - ARRIVE AUCKLAND “Haere Mai” - Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your downtown city hotel. Stay: Rydges Hotel

DAY 8 - DEPART WELLINGTON (B) It is time to farewell your fellow travellers today. You will be transferred to the airport to connect with your onward flight.

DAY 2 - AUCKLAND, PAIHIA (B,D) Leaving the city behind, we travel across the Auckland Harbour Bridge and drive north to Paihia in the Bay of Islands, a seaside town nestled on the foreshore of this National Maritime Park. On arrival, meet your local Maori guide who will provide an insight into the local history before visiting Waitangi, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori people and the British. Enjoy a self-guided tour through the Treaty House, the Maori Meeting House and war canoe. Later this afternoon, board your launch for the scenic cruise to the Cape Brett Lighthouse and the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’.

Suggested arrival/ departure point 2

Overnights

Stay: Copthorne Bay of Islands (2 nights)

DAY 3 - EXPLORE THE BAY OF ISLANDS (B,D) A free day to explore and enjoy the beauty of the Bay of Islands. Your Coach Captain will happily assist with arranging optional activities for you. Why not try a full day tour to Cape Reinga, New Zealand’s northern most point. Alternatively, explore the township of Russell, New Zealand’s first settlement and visit its historic Church, Mission House and Museum.

DAY 4 - AUCKLAND, ROTORUA (B,D) Leaving Paihia, travel south through Whangarei to Warkworth and on to Auckland. Visit the Sky Tower, at 328m the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere and enjoy panoramic 360 degree views across the city and its two majestic harbours. Later, cross the Bombay Hills to the lush farmlands of the Waikato. On to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, the centre of Maori culture and famous for its geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters. Stay: Sudima Lake Rotorua (2 nights)

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Napier

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$2,679

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FINISHES

Tue 10 Oct 17

Tue 17 Oct 17

Tue 21 Nov 17

Tue 28 Nov 17

Tue 28 Nov 17

Tue 05 Dec 17

Mon 11 Dec 17

Mon 18 Dec 17

Tue 30 Jan 18

Tue 06 Feb 18

Tue 20 Feb 18

Tue 27 Feb 18

Tue 27 Feb 18

Tue 06 Mar 18

Tue 13 Mar 18

Tue 20 Mar 18

Tue 20 Mar 18

Tue 27 Mar 18

Tue 10 Apr 18

Tue 17 Apr 18

Tue 08 May18

Tue 15 May 18

Tue 11 Sep 18

Tue 18 Sep 18

Tue 25 Sep 18

Tue 02 Oct 18

Tue 16 Oct 18

Tue 23 Oct 18

Tue 30 Oct 18

Tue 06 Nov 18

Tue 13 Nov 18

Tue 20 Nov 18

Tue 20 Nov 18

Tue 27 Nov 18

Tue 27 Nov 18

Tue 04 Dec 18

Tue 11 Dec 18

Tue 18 Dec 18

PRICING SEASON

TWIN

SINGLE

Shoulder Season (Sep & May)

$2,679

$3,595

High Season (Oct - Apr)

$2,819

$3,869


8 DAY TRANZALPINE VISTA HIGHLIGHTS »» World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park »» Fiordland National Park »» Spectacular Southern Lakes District »» Historic Arrowtown »» West Coast Glaciers

FEATURED EXPERIENCES »» Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise »» Skyline Gondola & Dinner »» World famous TranzAlpine train

INCLUSIONS »» 7 nights premium accommodation »» Full breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L) & 5 dinners (D) »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure

TranzAlpine train

DAY 2 - MT COOK, OMARAMA (B,D)

Suggested arrival/departure point

After a brief tour of Christchurch, cross the Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. Stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Collie Dog Memorial before visiting Mt Cook National Park with its 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery before travelling on to Omarama. Optional ski-plane and helicopter flights are available subject to weather conditions.

Begin the acsent over the Lindis Pass to the township of Cromwell and continue on to Arrowtown. This historic village was once a haven for the gold prospectors of the 1860’s and features a fascinating collection of mining cottages. On to Queenstown, New Zealand’s premier holiday destination. Tonight, ride the Skyline gondola to the top of Bob’s Peak where both the dining and the views are unsurpassed. Stay: Copthorne Lakefront Hotel & Resort (3 nights)

DAY 4 - AT LEISURE IN QUEENSTOWN (B) Today is a free day to experience this magnificent resort town. Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities and your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do. Experience the thrills of riding on the world famous Shotover Jet Boat, perhaps cruise Lake Wakatipu on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, take a 4WD tour to Skippers Canyon or for the adventurous, try white water rafting. Tonight is free for you to enjoy one of the many restaurants and bistro’s on offer in town.

DAY 6 - WANAKA, HAAST PASS, FRANZ JOSEF (B,D)

DAY 1 - ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH Kia ora! Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your downtown city hotel. Stay: Rendezvous Hotel

Overnights

DAY 3 - ARROWTOWN, QUEENSTOWN (B,D)

After an early breakfast, we drive through lush farmland to Manapouri. Enjoy a leisurely cruise across this picturesque lake to West Arm, then travel over the Wilmot Pass pausing to view Doubtful Sound glistening far below. At Deep Cove, we board ‘Patea Explorer’, for a three hour cruise through this pristine fiord. Knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share with you their passion for the region through their commentary. As the majesty of Doubtful Sound unfolds before you, you will be struck by its silence and beauty and its vastness will take your breath away. Return to Queenstown late evening and enjoy dinner at your hotel on arrival.

ITINERARY

2

Stay: Heritage Gateway Hotel

DAY 5 - SPECTACULAR DOUBTFUL SOUND WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE (B,L,D)

Queenstown

r Train Journey

8 days from

$3,115

Per Person Twin Share

2017/18 GUARANTEED TOUR DATES DEPARTS

FINISHES

Sun 24 Sep 17

Sun 01 Oct 17

Sun 08 Oct 17

Sun 15 Oct 17

Sun 19 Nov 17

Sun 26 Nov 17

Sun 26 Nov 17

Sun 03 Dec 17

Sun 07 Jan 18

Sun 14 Jan 18

Sun 28 Jan 18

Sun 04 Feb 18

Sun 18 Feb 18

Sun 25 Feb 18

Sun 11 Mar 18

Sun 18 Mar 18

Sun 18 Mar 18

Sun 25 Mar 18

Stop at Lake Wanaka, a picture postcard resort on the lake's edge with a spectacular mountain backdrop. View the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks before arriving on the rugged and wild West Coast, home to the twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef.

Sun 08 Apr 18

Sun 15 Apr 18

Sun 23 Sep 18

Sun 30 Sep 18

Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Sun 28 Oct 18

Sun 04 Nov 18

DAY 7 - TRANZALPINE, CHRISTCHURCH (B,D)

Sun 11 Nov 18

Sun 18 Nov 18

Stop to visit a Pounamu (Jade) factory before boarding the famous TranzAlpine train. Renowned as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world, this coast to coast rail adventure will take you through the Southern Alps, over massive viaducts, river valleys and gorges.

Sun 25 Nov 18

Sun 02 Dec 18

Stay: Sudima Christchurch Hotel

PRICING SEASON

DAY 8 - DEPART CHRISTCHURCH (B) Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Christchurch airport to connect with your onward flight.

TWIN

SINGLE

Shoulder Season (Sep & May)

$3,115

$4,215

High Season (Oct - Apr)

$3,315

$4,439

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6 DAY NORTHERN RAPTURE to view the mighty Huka Falls and travel past massive pine forests to reach Rotorua, centre of Maori culture and famous for its geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters.

HIGHLIGHTS »» Wellington, the nation’s capital

Hobbiton

Suggested arrival/ departure point 2

Overnights

Stay: Sudima Lake Rotorua (2 nights)

»» Thermal Wonderland of Rotorua

DAY 3 - ROTORUA SIGHTSEEING (B,D)

»» Stunning Coromandel Peninsula

FEATURED EXPERIENCES »» Authentic Maori Village, Hangi & Cultural Performance »» Hobbiton Movie Set & Farm Tour

INCLUSIONS »» 5 nights premium accommodation

Today begins with a visit to the Agrodome to see a unique New Zealand farm show. This is followed by a visit to Te Puia, home to Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and the New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Centre. Here you will witness all of nature’s thermal wonders including silica terraces and the famous Pohutu Geyser. Enjoy some free time this afternoon for optional activities before visiting Tamaki Village for an evening of fun and culture. You will experience a traditionally prepared Maori Hangi (feast) followed by a cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka.

»» Full breakfast daily (B) & 4 dinners (D)

DAY 4 - HOBBITON, PAUANUI (B,D)

»» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown

Cross the Mamaku Ranges into the Waikato region, well known for its dairy farming, world famous horse studs and champion Rugby team! At Matamata, a guide will escort your group on a Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour. Enjoy a visit to the set used in The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. On to Pauanui, a favourite New Zealand holiday beach resort for our overnight stay.

»» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure

Stay: Grand Mercure Puka Park Lodge

ITINERARY

DAY 5 - COROMANDEL, AUCKLAND (B,D)

DAY 1 - ARRIVE WELLINGTON

The Coromandel Peninsula is a beautiful, rugged area fringed with dozens of excellent beaches and is a place where many kiwis choose to escape the hustle and hype of city life. At the quaint township of Coromandel, ride the famous Driving Creek narrow gauge railway to a fascinating artist colony. On to Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’ and enjoy a farewell dinner tonight with your new found friends.

On arrival in Wellington, a Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your downtown city hotel. Stay: Copthorne Oriental Bay Wellington

DAY 2 - TAUPO, ROTORUA (B,D) Leaving the city behind, we travel through rolling farmland as we enter the Tongariro National Park, dominated by the volcanic cone of Mt Ruapehu. Follow the Desert Road to the popular lakeside resort of Taupo, located on the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake. Stop

8 days from

Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel

$2,335

Per Person Twin Share

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FINISHES

Tue 03 Oct 17

Sun 08 Oct 17

DAY 6 - DEPART AUCKLAND (B)

Tue 17 Oct 17

Sun 22 Oct 17

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

Tue 28 Nov 17

Sun 03 Dec 17

Tue 05 Dec 17

Sun 10 Dec 17

Tue 16 Jan 18

Sun 21 Jan 18

Tue 06 Feb 18

Sun 11 Feb 18

Tue 27 Feb 18

Sun 04 Mar 18

Tue 20 Mar 18

Sun 25 Mar 18

Tue 27 Mar 18

Sun 01 Apr 18

Tue 17 Apr 18

Sun 22 Apr 18

Tue 02 Oct 18

Sun 07 Oct 18

Tue 06 Nov 18

Sun 11 Nov 18

Tue 20 Nov 18

Sun 25 Nov 18

Tue 04 Dec 18

Sun 09 Dec 18

PRICING SEASON Huka Falls

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TWIN

SINGLE

$2,335

$3269


8 DAY SPECTACULAR NORTH HIGHLIGHTS »» Wellington, the nation’s capital »» Boutique wine village of Martinborough »» Stay in the Tongariro National Park »» Thermal Wonderland of Rotorua »» Auckland, the City of Sails

tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, for superb city and harbour views. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your new-found friends.

DAY 3 - PUKAHA MOUNT BRUCE, TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK (B,D) This morning, enjoy a guided tour of the Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, a captive-breeding sanctuary for some of the country’s most threatened birds and home to the only white kiwi in captivity. Continue north along the Desert Road to Tongariro, New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area.

DAY 4 - TAUPO, ROTORUA (B,D)

»» Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre »» Authentic Maori Hangi & Cultural Performance

Enjoy time to stroll around the popular lakeside resort of Taupo and stop to view the mighty Huka Falls & Wairakei Geothermal Project. This evening, enjoy a tour of Te Puia Thermal Reserve and experience a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance.

»» Redwood Forest Walk

Stay: Millennium Rotorua (2 nights)

INCLUSIONS

DAY 5 - EXCLUSIVE LAKE ROTOITI CRUISE AND REDWOOD TREETOP WALK (B)

»» 6 nights luxury accommodation »» Overnight cruise in the Hauraki Gulf »» Full breakfast daily (B) & 4 dinners (D) »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure

ITINERARY DAY 1 - ARRIVE WELLINGTON Kia Ora. Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Stay: The Amora Hotel

DAY 2 - ON TO MARTINBOROUGH WINE VILLAGE (B,D) After a leisurely breakfast, we drive to the boutique wine village of Martinborough located deep in the heart of the Wairarapa. Many vineyards are within an easy walk of the town square and the region is particularly well known for its production of Pinot Noir wines. Stay: The Martinborough Hotel

Stay: Stamford Plaza Auckland

DAY 8 - DEPART AUCKLAND (B) Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Auckland Airport. Here we bid you farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay.

Stay: Chateau Tongariro

FEATURED EXPERIENCES »» Exclusive Lake Rotoiti cruise

Rotorua

Suggested arrival/ departure point 2

Overnights

Today’s highlight is an exclusive cruise across the serene, clear waters of Lake Rotoiti. Explore native bays and coves of the lake under sail on our luxury catamaran and bathe in the thermal waters of the Manupirua Pools. Later, enjoy a suspended treetop eco-walk amongst Rotorua’s gentle giants in the Redwood Forest and get a unique bird’s eye perspective of these 110 year old trees and the lush flora below.

DAY 6 - ROTORUA VIA HOBBITON TO AUCKLAND (B) Cross the Mamaku Ranges this morning and leave Rotorua behind, travelling into the lush farmlands of the Waikato, a peaceful and idyllic area noted for dairy farming and its horse studs. Arrive into Matamata and meet your guide who will escort your group on a fun and interesting Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour, taking in the picturesque set locations and providing a deeper look behind the scenes of the filming for the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Later travel onto Auckland the “City of Sails” for a City Sights Tour before arriving at your hotel for an evening at leisure.

8 days from

Stay at The Stamford Plaza (2 nights)

DAY 7 - AT LEISURE IN AUCKLAND (B,D) With a full day to explore the vibrant city of Auckland why not take a stroll and check out the cafe culture evident in the city’s winding laneways or the fabulous Viaduct precinct. No visit would be complete without a trip to the summit of the magnificent Skytower, at 328m the

$3,510

Per Person Twin Share

2017/18 GUARANTEED TOUR DATES DEPARTS

FINISHES

Wed 17 Jan 18

Wed 24 Jan 18

Wed 31 Jan 18

Wed 07 Feb 18

Wed 28 Feb 18

Wed 07 Mar 18

Wed 21 Mar 18

Wed 28 Mar 18

Wed 31 Oct 18

Wed 07 Nov 18

Wed 21 Nov 18

Wed 28 Nov 18

PRICING SEASON Rangitoto Island, Auckland

High Season (Oct - Apr)

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$3,510

$4,810

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9 DAY NORTHERN ESCAPE

Napier

Suggested arrival/ departure point

DAY 5 - LAKE TAUPO, NAPIER (B)

HIGHLIGHTS »» 2 night stopovers in Auckland, Rotorua, Napier & Wellington »» Geothermal Rotorua »» Art Deco Napier »» Wellington & Te Papa National Museum

FEATURED EXPERIENCES »» Dine at some of New Zealand’s leading wineries »» Traditional Maori Hangi (feast) & Cultural Evening »» Exclusive Lake Rotoiti cruise

INCLUSIONS

Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls & Wairakei Geothermal project and then take time to wander around the popular lakeside resort of Taupo. Continue on to Napier, one of the world’s finest Art Deco cities. Here, your local guide will bring this fascinating architecture to life on your walk around the town this afternoon.

2

Overnights

Stay: The Crown Hotel (2 nights)

DAY 6 - AT LEISURE IN HAWKE’S BAY (B,D) Widely regarded as the ‘Tuscany of the South Pacific’, this region boasts some of New Zealand’s best and oldest wineries. Enjoy a free day to experience some of the many optional activities available or simply relax and enjoy your surroundings. This evening, we visit Craggy Range Winery in the stunning Tuki Tuki Valley for a sumptuous dinner in its French bistro inspired restaurant, ‘Terroir’.

DAY 7 - WAIRARAPA, WELLINGTON (B)

»» 8 nights luxury accommodation »» Full breakfast daily, 1 lunch & 3 dinners »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure

Travel this morning through the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region en-route to Wellington, the nation’s capital, where you enjoy a brief sightseeing and orientation tour before checking into your accommodation. Stay: The Bolton Hotel (2 nights)

DAY 8 - EXPLORE THE NATION’S CAPITAL (B) Recently named the ‘coolest little capital in the world’ by Lonely Planet, Wellington is nestled between a sparkling harbour and rolling green hills and is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty. A visit to Te Papa National Museum is highly recommended as is a ride on the famous Cable Car up the hill to Kelburn for amazing views over the city. If you like action-packed adventure activities, Wellington has it all along with beautiful walks around the harbour and surrounding hills.

ITINERARY DAY 1 - ARRIVE AUCKLAND On arrival in Auckland, you will be met by a Kirra representative and transferred to your downtown city hotel. Stay: Stamford Plaza Hotel (2 nights)

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DAY 2 - DEVONPORT, WAIHEKE ISLAND (B,L) Start the morning on a city sights tour of the “City of Sails” with our Kirra Tours representative. Explore Devonport the historic and trendy seaside village before boarding the Ferry to Waiheke Island. Enjoy a special lunch at the beautiful Mudbrick Winery with its spectacular views overlooking the Hauraki Gulf looking back to the city skyline.

Tamaki, Rotorua

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DAY 9 - DEPART WELLINGTON (B) Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Wellington airport to connect with your onward flight home.

$4,120

DEPARTS

FINISHES

Sat 21 Oct 17

Sun 29 Oct 17

Sat 06 Jan 18

Sun 14 Jan 18

Sat 20 Jan 18

Sun 28 Jan 18

Sat 03 Feb 18

Sun 11 Feb 18

Sat 10 Mar 18

Sun 18 Mar 18

DAY 3 - HOBBITON, ROTORUA (B,D)

Sat 24 Mar 18

Sun 01 Apr 18

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

Sat 07 Apr 18

Sun 15 Apr 18

Sat 29 Sep 18

Sun 07 Oct 18

Stay: Millennium Hotel (2 nights)

Sat 20 Oct 18

Sun 28 Oct 18

DAY 4 - EXCLUSIVE LAKE ROTOITI CRUISE AND WAIROA BURIED VILLAGE (B,D)

Sat 10 Nov 18

Sun 18 Nov 18

Sat 01 Dec 18

Sun 09 Dec 18

Today’s highlight is an exclusive cruise across the serene, clear waters of Lake Rotoiti. Explore native bays and coves of the lake under sail on our luxury catamaran and bathe in the thermal waters of the Manupirua Pools, accessible only by boat. This afternoon, travel past the Blue & Green Lakes to the famous buried village of Te Wairoa. This evening, we visit Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and are treated to a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance.

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10 DAY SOUTHERN ENCOUNTER

Fiordland Navigator, Doubtful Sound

HIGHLIGHTS »» West Coast Glaciers »» Spectacular Southern Lakes District »» Fiordland National Park »» Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South »» World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park

FEATURED EXPERIENCES »» Famous TranzAlpine Train »» Overnight Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise »» High Tea at Larnach Castle »» Taieri Gorge Railway »» Stargazing tour, Mt Cook

INCLUSIONS »» 8 nights luxury accommodation »» Overnight cruise in Doubtful Sound »» Full breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L) & 4 dinners (D) »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure

DAY 4 - AT LEISURE IN QUEENSTOWN (B)

DAY 9 - LAKE TEKAPO, CHRISTCHURCH (B)

Today is a free day to experience this magnificent resort town. Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities and your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do. Alternatively, relax and browse in the many shops and galleries.

At Lake Tekapo, stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd. Then cross the fertile Canterbury Plains to Christchurch and enjoy an afternoon at leisure as you bid farewell to your newfound friends.

DAY 5 - OVERNIGHT DOUBTFUL SOUND WILDERNESS CRUISE (B,L,D)

DAY 10 - DEPART CHRISTCHURCH (B)

Travel on to Manapouri, where you enjoy a leisurely cruise across this picturesque lake to West Arm. This is followed by a short coach trip over Wilmot Pass, pausing along the way to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening far below. At Deep Cove, board the ‘Fiordland Navigator’, designed along the lines of a traditional scow, blending old world charm with modern comfort. Knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share with you their passion for the region through their commentary. After dropping anchor in a sheltered cove, you can choose to explore the shoreline by kayak or tender boat or you can simply relax on board. As the majesty of Doubtful Sound unfolds before you, you will be struck by its silence... a silence broken only by birdsong or the rushing of a distant waterfall. Its beauty and vastness will take your breath away.

Stay: Commodore Airport Hotel

Sadly, your holiday ends after breakfast this morning and you will be transferred to Christchurch airport for your onward flight.

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Overnights

Overnight: Fiordland Navigator

DAY 6 - MANAPOURI, DUNEDIN (B,D) Enjoy a hearty breakfast this morning before exploring other parts of the fiord. We retrace our steps back to Manapouri where you rejoin your coach for the journey to Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South. Stay: Distinction Dunedin Hotel (2 nights)

DAY 7 - OTAGO PENINSULA, TAIERI GORGE (B)

ITINERARY DAY 1 - ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH Kia Ora. Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Stay: Rydges Latimer

DAY 2 - TRANZALPINE, FRANZ JOSEF (B,D) At the tiny train station of Springfield we board the award-winning TranzAlpine train for the spectacular rail journey to Arthurs Pass, the South Island’s highest altitude settlement. Enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as you travel alongside the ice-fed Waimakariri River and traverse the mighty Southern Alps. On to Franz Josef where you can relax and soak in the thermal pools after an invigorating day and sumptuous dinner.

Enjoy spectacular views across the Otago Peninsula as you travel to Larnach Castle. Learn about its tragic and mysterious history before enjoying a High Tea in the Grand Ballroom. This afternoon, board the famous Taieri Gorge Railway. From Dunedin, the train sneaks across the Taieri Plains and climbs into the Taieri Gorge, a narrow and deep gorge carved out over aeons by the ancient Taieri River.

Stop to view the mystical Moeraki Boulders before arriving at the World Heritage Mt Cook National Park, with its 70,000 ha of breathtaking alpine scenery. After dinner, enjoy a guided tour of the Digital Dome Planetarium before your astronomy guides take you to their outdoor stargazing site where you explore different elements of the spectacular southern sky. Stay: Mt Cook Hermitage Hotel

DAY 3 - WANAKA, QUEENSTOWN (B)

Stay: Millbrook Resort (2 nights)

$5,569

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DAY 8 - MOERAKI, MT COOK (B,D)

Stay: Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Before our departure this morning, there is the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region (subject to weather conditions). View incredible scenery as you travel past the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks. There is time to wander around the popular lakeside township of Wanaka before stopping at the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, once a haven for the gold prospectors of the 1860’s and home to a fascinating collection of mining cottages.

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FINISHES

Sun 07 Jan 18

Tue 16 Jan 18

Sun 21 Jan 18

Tue 30 Jan 18

Sun 18 Feb 18

Tue 27 Feb 18

Sun 11 Mar 18

Tue 20 Mar 18

Sun 21 Oct 18

Tue 30 Oct 18

Sun 11 Nov 18

Tue 20 Nov 18

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Redwoods eco-walk

Another very popular excursion is a visit to the Weta Workshop, a worldleading design and special effects facility for major Hollywood film makers.

HIGHLIGHTS »» The Garden City of Christchurch

DAY 5 - MARTINBOROUGH WINE VILLAGE (B,D)

»» Alpine village of Hanmer Springs

The town of Martinborough is located at the centre of the Wairarapa wine region and many boutique vineyards are within an easy walk of the village square.

»» Wellington, the nation’s capital »» Boutique wine village of Martinborough »» Stay in the Tongariro National Park »» Thermal Wonderland of Rotorua »» Auckland, the City of Sails

FEATURED EXPERIENCES »» Wine tasting, Martinborough

Stay: The Martinborough Hotel

Enjoy a guided tour of the Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, a captivebreeding sanctuary for some of the country’s most threatened birds and home to the only white kiwi in captivity. Continue north to Tongariro, New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area. Stay: Chateau Tongariro

»» Exclusive Lake Rotoiti cruise

DAY 7 - TAUPO, ROTORUA (B,D)

»» Authentic Maori Hangi & Cultural Performance

There is time to stroll around the popular lakeside resort of Taupo before stopping to view the mighty Huka Falls & Wairakei Geothermal Project. This evening, we enjoy a tour of Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and are treated to a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka.

»» 10 nights luxury accommodation »» Overnight cruise in the Hauraki Gulf »» Full breakfast daily (B) & 5 dinners (D) »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure.

ITINERARY

DAY 11 - DEPART AUCKLAND (B) Sadly, your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. Here we bid you farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay.

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Overnights

Stay: Millennium Rotorua (2 nights)

DAY 8 - EXCLUSIVE LAKE ROTOITI CRUISE AND REDWOOD TREETOP WALK (B) Today’s highlight is an exclusive cruise across the serene, clear waters of Lake Rotoiti. Explore native bays and coves of the lake under sail on our luxury catamaran. Later, enjoy a suspended treetop eco-walk amongst Rotorua’s gentle giants in the Redwood Forest and get a unique bird’s eye perspective of these 110 year old trees and the lush flora below.

DAY 9 - ROTORUA VIA HOBBITON TO AUCKLAND (B)

DAY 1 - ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH Kia Ora. Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Stay: Commodore Airport Hotel

DAY 2 - CHRISTCHURCH, HANMER SPRINGS (B,D) Time to explore Christchurch with two of the most popular attractions, the Christchurch Tram and a glide along the Avon River on an Edwardian style punt. This afternoon, head inland to the naturally quaint and tranquil alpine village of Hanmer Springs, nestled into the foothills of the Southern Alps. Stay: Heritage Hotel Hanmer Springs

DAY 3 - PICTON, WELLINGTON (B)

Cross the Mamaku Ranges this morning and leave Rotorua behind, travelling into the lush farmlands of the Waikato, a peaceful and idyllic area noted for dairy farming and its horse studs. Arrive into Matamata and meet your guide who will escort your group on a fun and interesting Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour, taking in the picturesque set locations and providing a deeper look behind the scenes of the filming for the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Later travel onto Auckland the “City of Sails” for a City Sights Tour before arriving at your hotel for an evening at leisure.

DAY 10 - AT LEISURE IN AUCKLAND (B,D) With a full day to explore the vibrant city of Auckland why not take a stroll and check out the cafe culture evident in the city’s winding laneways or the fabulous Viaduct precinct. No visit would be complete

Stay: The Bolton Hotel (2 nights)

DAY 4 - AT LEISURE IN WELLINGTON (B) Enjoy a brief city tour taking in all the major sights and then there is free time for exploring on your own. Situated on the Wellington waterfront, a visit to Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, is highly recommended.

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$5,159

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Stay at The Stamford Plaza (2 nights)

Journey to Picton where you board the Interislander Ferry and cruise through the spectacular Queen Charlotte Sound into Cook Strait. Enjoy stunning views of New Zealand’s capital city as you arrive into Wellington Harbour.

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Stay: Stamford Plaza Auckland

DAY 6 - PUKAHA MOUNT BRUCE, TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK (B,D)

»» Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre

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without a trip to the summit of the magnificent Skytower, at 328m the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, for superb city and harbour views. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your new-found friends.

FINISHES

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Wed 24 Jan 18

Sun 28 Jan 18

Wed 07 Feb 18

Sun 25 Feb 18

Wed 07 Mar 18

Sun 18 Mar 18

Wed 28 Mar 18

Sun 28 Oct 18

Wed 07 Nov 18

Sun 18 Nov 18

Wed 28 Nov 18

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13 DAY SOUTHERN SENSATIONS HIGHLIGHTS

Shotover Jet Queenstown

DAY 5 - LAKE TEKAPO, MT COOK (B,D)

Suggested arrival/departure point

»» Stunning Kenepuru Sound

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

»» Spectacular Kaikoura

Stay: Mt Cook Hermitage Hotel (2 nights)

»» World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park

DAY 6 - TASMAN GLACIER EXPEDITION (B,D)

»» 2 night stopovers in Marlborough Sounds & Mt Cook »» 4 night stay in majestic Queenstown

»» Beautiful Southern Lakes region »» Twin glaciers of Fox & Franz Josef

FEATURED EXPERIENCES »» Dine at some of New Zealand’s leading wineries

»» Spectacular Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Stay: Doubletree by Hilton (4 nights)

»» World famous TranzAlpine train

DAY 8 - ARROWTOWN, GIBBSTON VALLEY WINERY (B,L)

»» 12 nights luxury accommodation »» Full breakfast daily, 2 lunches & 6 dinners »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure

Overnights

DAY 7 - LINDIS PASS, QUEENSTOWN (B)

»» Tasman Glacier Explorer boat expedition

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This morning, an experienced guide will whisk you away in a stable MAC Boat to explore the melting ice-face of the Tasman Glacier. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore this breathtaking region.

Begin the ascent over the Lindis Pass and emerge into the lush green farmland that surrounds the spectacular alpine village of Queenstown, regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination.

»» Scenic Mussel cruise to Raetihi Lodge

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Enjoy time to stroll through the historic village of Arrowtown before heading to Gibbston Valley Winery Restaurant where you enjoy a relaxing lunch.

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DAY 9 - MILFORD SOUND NATURE CRUISE (B,L) Discover the breathtaking beauty of Milford Sound on your leisurely nature cruise of this spectacular fiord. View spectacular waterfalls, rainforests and towering mountains, including the awesome Mitre Peak. Optional overnight cruises on Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound are available today subject to availability - please ask for details.

$6,995

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FINISHES

Sat 28 Oct 17

Thu 09 Nov 17 Thu 07 Dec 17

ITINERARY

DAY 10 - EXPLORE QUEENSTOWN & SURROUNDS (B)

Sat 25 Nov 17

DAY 1 - ARRIVE WELLINGTON

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

Sat 13 Jan 18

Thu 25 Jan 18

Sat 27 Jan 18

Thu 08 Feb 18

Sat 10 Feb 18

Thu 22 Feb 18

DAY 11 - WANAKA, FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER (B,D)

Sat 24 Feb 18*

Thu 08 Mar 18

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

Sat 17 Mar 18

Thu 29 Mar 18

Sat 31 Mar 18

Thu 12 Apr 18

Sat 14 Apr 18*

Thu 26 Apr 18

On arrival you will be met by a Kirra Tours representative and transferred to your downtown city hotel. Stay: The Bolton Hotel

DAY 2 - PICTON, MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS (B,D) This morning we cruise across Cook Strait by Interislander ferry to the picturesque fishing village of Picton. At Havelock, we board our vessel for a scenic mussel & wine cruise to our remote lodge located in the stunning Kenepuru Sound. Stay: Raetihi Lodge (2 nights)

DAY 3 - ENJOY KENEPURU SOUND (B,D) A free day to relax & marvel at the magic that is the Marlborough Sounds. Lodge staff will share their love of the region with you through the wide range of water and nature based experiences they put at your fingertips.

DAY 4 - BLENHEIM, KAIKOURA (B) Return to Havelock by water taxi and board our coach for the journey to the small coastal town of Kaikoura. Here you can enjoy an optional whale-watching adventure, swim with the dolphins or join local Maori for a unique, award winning cultural experience. Stay: White Morph Heritage Boutique Collection

Sat 06 Oct 18

Thu 18 Oct 18

DAY 12 - TRANZALPINE TRAIN, CHRISTCHURCH (B,D)

Sat 27 Oct 18

Thu 08 Nov 18

Head north to Greymouth and board the TranzAlpine train for a coast to coast rail adventure through the Southern Alps, rated as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. On arrival we transfer to our resort hotel for a farewell dinner.

Sat 17 Nov 18

Thu 29 Nov 18

Sat 08 Dec 18

Thu 20 Dec 18

Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

PRICING

Stay: Rydges Latimer

DAY 13 - DEPART CHRISTCHURCH (B)

SEASON

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

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HIGHLIGHTS »» West Coast Glaciers

DAY 1 - ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH

»» Spectacular Southern Lakes District

Kia Ora. Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

»» Fiordland National Park »» Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South »» World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park »» Alpine village of Hanmer Springs »» Wellington, the nation’s capital »» Boutique wine village of Martinborough »» Stay in the Tongariro National Park »» Thermal Wonderland of Rotorua »» Auckland, the City of Sails

FEATURED EXPERIENCES »» Famous TranzAlpine Train »» Overnight Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise »» Stargazing tour, Mt Cook »» High Tea at Lanarch Castle »» Taieri Gorge Railway »» Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre guided tour »» Exclusive Lake Rotoiti cruise »» Authentic Maori Hangi & Cultural Performance

Stay: Rydges Latimer

DAY 2 - TRANZALPINE, FRANZ JOSEF (B,D) A short drive brings us to the tiny train station of Springfield, gateway to the majestic Southern Alps. Board the award-winning TranzAlpine for the spectacular rail journey to Arthurs Pass, the South Island’s highest altitude settlement. Enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as you travel alongside the ice-fed Waimakariri River and traverse the mighty Southern Alps, where spectacular views of the chiselled alpine landscape will take your breath away at every turn. On to Franz Josef where you can relax and soak in the thermal pools after an invigorating day and sumptuous dinner.

DAY 5 - OVERNIGHT DOUBTFUL SOUND WILDERNESS CRUISE (B,L,D)

Stay: Milllbrook Resort (2 nights)

Overnight: Fiordland Navigator

DAY 3 - WANAKA, QUEENSTOWN(B)

»» Overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound »» Full breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L) & 9 dinners (D) »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure

KIRRA TOURS

Today is a free day to experience this magnificent resort town. Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities and your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do. Experience the thrills of riding on the world famous Shotover Jet Boat, perhaps cruise Lake Wakatipu on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, take a 4WD tour to the gold mining area of Skippers Canyon or for the adventurous, try white water rafting. Alternatively, browse in the many shops and galleries.

Before our departure this morning, there is the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region (subject to weather conditions). Later, view incredible scenery as you travel past the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks. There is time to wander around the popular lakeside township of Wanaka before stopping at the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, once a haven for the gold prospectors of the 1860’s and home to a fascinating collection of mining cottages. Later this afternoon, travel on to Queenstown, regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination.

Stay: Te Waonui Forest Retreat

»» 16 nights luxury accommodation

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DAY 4 - AT LEISURE IN QUEENSTOWN (B)

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

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Queenstown

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Tamaki Village, Rotorua

DAY 6 - MANAPOURI, DUNEDIN (B,D)

DAY 11 - AT LEISURE IN WELLINGTON (B)

Enjoy a hearty breakfast this morning before exploring other parts of the fiord. We retrace our steps back to Manapouri where you rejoin your coach for the journey to Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South.

Enjoy a brief city tour taking in all the major sights and then there is free time for exploring on your own. Situated on the Wellington waterfront, a visit to Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, is highly recommended. Another very popular excursion is a visit to the Weta Workshop, a worldleading design and special effects facility for major Hollywood film makers.

Stay: Distinction Dunedin Hotel (2 nights)

DAY 7 - OTAGO PENINSULA, TAIERI GORGE (B) Enjoy spectacular views across the Otago Peninsula as you travel to Larnach Castle. On your guided tour, learn about its tragic and mysterious history before enjoying a High Tea in the Grand Ballroom. This afternoon, board the famous Taieri Gorge Railway. From Dunedin, the train sneaks across the Taieri Plains and climbs into the Taieri Gorge, a narrow and deep gorge carved out over aeons by the ancient Taieri River. The natural wonders combined with the challenge of man-made engineering will leave you amazed.

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

DAY 12 - MARTINBOROUGH WINE VILLAGE (B,D)

DAY 18 - DEPART AUCKLAND (B) Sadly, your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. Here we bid you farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay.

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Suggested arrival/departure point Interislander Ferry Overnights

DAY 13 - PUKAHA MOUNT BRUCE, TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK (B,D) This morning, enjoy a guided tour of the Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, a captive-breeding sanctuary for some of the country’s most threatened birds and home to the only white kiwi in captivity. Continue north along the Desert Road to Tongariro, New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area. Stay: Chateau Tongariro

DAY 14 - TAUPO, ROTORUA (B,D)

DAY 9 - LAKE TEKAPO, HANMER SPRINGS (B,D) At Lake Tekapo, stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd. Then cross the fertile Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. From here, we head inland to the naturally quaint and tranquil alpine village of Hanmer Springs, nestled into the foothills of the Southern Alps.

First stop today is Taupo where you will enjoy time to stroll around this popular lakeside resort. View the mighty Huka Falls & Wairakei Geothermal Project before arriving at the geothermal resort of Rotorua. This evening, we enjoy a tour of Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and are treated to a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka.

Stay: Heritage Hotel Hanmer Springs

Stay: Millennium Rotorua (2 nights)

DAY 10 - PICTON, WELLINGTON (B)

DAY 15 - EXCLUSIVE LAKE ROTOITI CRUISE & REDWOOD TREETOP WALK (B)

Stay: The Bolten Hotel (2 nights)

Stay: Stamford Plaza Auckland

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

Stay: Mt Cook Hermitage Hotel

Travel on to the picturesque fishing village of Picton where you board the Interislander Ferry and cruise through the spectacular Queen Charlotte Sound into Cook Strait. Enjoy stunning views of New Zealand’s capital city as you arrive into Wellington Harbour.

in the Southern Hemisphere, for superb city and harbour views. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your new-found friends.

Today’s highlight is an exclusive cruise across the serene, clear waters of Lake Rotoiti. Explore native bays and coves of the lake under sail on our luxury catamaran and bathe in the thermal waters of the Manupirua Pools, accessible only by boat. Later, enjoy a suspended treetop eco-walk amongst Rotorua’s gentle giants in the Redwood Forest and get a unique bird’s eye perspective of these 110 year old trees and the lush flora below.

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DAY 16 - ROTORUA VIA HOBBITON TO AUCKLAND (B) Cross the Mamaku Ranges this morning and leave Rotorua behind, travelling into the lush farmlands of the Waikato, a peaceful and idyllic area noted for dairy farming and its horse studs. Arrive into Matamata and meet your guide who will escort your group on a fun and interesting Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour, taking in the picturesque set locations and providing a deeper look behind the scenes of the filming for the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Later travel onto Auckland the “City of Sails” for a City Sights Tour before arriving at your hotel for an evening at leisure.

$9,495

DEPARTS

FINISHES

Sun 07 Jan 18

Wed 24 Jan 18

Sun 21 Jan 18

Wed 07 Feb 18

Sun 18 Feb 18

Wed 07 Mar 18

Sun 11 Mar 18

Wed 28 Mar 18

Sun 21 Oct 18

Wed 07 Nov 18

Sun 11 Nov 18

Wed 28 Nov 18

Stay at The Stamford Plaza (2 nights)

DAY 17 - AT LEISURE IN AUCKLAND (B, D)

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With a full day to explore the vibrant city of Auckland why not take a stroll and check out the cafe culture evident in the city’s winding laneways or the fabulous Viaduct precinct. No visit would be complete without a trip to the summit of the magnificent Skytower, at 328m the tallest building

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Kenepuru Sound

DAY 3 - HOBBITON, ROTORUA (B,D)

DAY 8 - EXPLORE THE NATION’S CAPITAL (B)

»» 2 night stopovers in Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Wellington and Mt Cook

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

»» 2 nights at the stunning Raetihi Lodge in the Marlborough Sounds

Stay: Millennium Hotel Rotorua (2 nights)

Recently named the ‘coolest little capital in the world’ by Lonely Planet, Wellington is nestled between a sparkling harbour and rolling green hills and is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty. A visit to Te Papa National Museum is highly recommended as is a ride on the famous Cable Car up the hill to Kelburn for amazing views over the city. If you like action-packed adventure activities, Wellington has it all along with beautiful walks around the harbour and surrounding hills.

HIGHLIGHTS

»» 4 night stay in majestic Queenstown »» Geothermal Rotorua »» Art Deco Napier »» Wellington & Te Papa National Museum »» Stunning Kenepuru Sound »» Spectacular Kaikoura »» World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park »» Beautiful Southern Lakes Region »» Twin Glaciers of Fox & Franz Josef

DAY 4 - EXCLUSIVE LAKE ROTOITI CRUISE AND TE WAIROA BURIED VILLAGE (B,D) Today’s highlight is an exclusive cruise across the serene, clear waters of Lake Rotoiti. Explore native bays and coves of the lake under sail on our luxury catamaran and bathe in the thermal waters of the Manupirua Pools, accessible only by boat. This afternoon, travel past the Blue & Green Lakes to the famous buried village of Te Wairoa. This evening, we visit Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and are treated to a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance.

DAY 5 - LAKE TAUPO, NAPIER (B)

»» Dine at some of New Zealand’s leading wineries

Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls & Wairakei Geothermal project and then take time to wander around the popular lakeside resort of Taupo. Continue on to Napier, one of the world’s finest Art Deco cities. Here, your local guide will bring this fascinating architecture to life on your walk around the town this afternoon.

»» Traditional Maori Hangi (feast) & Cultural Evening

Stay: The Crown Hotel (2 nights)

FEATURED EXPERIENCES »» Exclusive Lake Rotoiti cruise »» Scenic Mussel cruise to Raetihi Lodge »» Tasman Glacier Explorer boat expedition »» Spectacular Milford Sound Nature Cruise »» World famous TranzAlpine train

INCLUSIONS

DAY 6 - AT LEISURE IN HAWKE’S BAY (B,D) Widely regarded as the ‘Tuscany of the South Pacific’, this region boasts some of New Zealand’s best and oldest wineries. Enjoy a free day to experience some of the many optional activities available or simply relax and enjoy your surroundings. This evening, we visit Craggy Range Winery in the stunning Tuki Tuki Valley for a sumptuous dinner in its French bistro inspired restaurant, ‘Terroir’.

DAY 7 - WAIRARAPA, WELLINGTON (B)

»» 19 nights luxury accommodation »» Full breakfast daily, 3 lunches & 9 dinners »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure

Travel this morning through the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region en-route to Wellington, the nation’s capital, where you enjoy a brief sightseeing and orientation tour before checking into your accommodation. Stay: The Bolton Hotel (2 nights)

ITINERARY DAY 1 - ARRIVE AUCKLAND ‘Haere Mai’ .... Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival you will be met by a Kirra Tours representative and transferred to your downtown city hotel. Stay: Stamford Plaza Auckland (2 nights)

DAY 2 - DEVONPORT, WAIHEKE ISLAND (B,L) Start the morning on a city sights tour of the “City of Sails” with our Kirra Tours representative. Explore Devenport the historic and trendy seaside village before boarding the Ferry to Waiheke Island. Enjoy a special lunch at the beautiful Mudbrick Winery with its spectacular views overlooking the Hauraki Gulf looking back to the city skyline.

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DAY 9 - PICTON & THE MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS (B,D) This morning we cruise across Cook Strait by Interislander ferry to the picturesque fishing village of Picton. At Havelock, we board our vessel for a scenic mussel & wine cruise to our remote lodge located in the stunning Kenepuru Sound. For those who wish, an optional floatplane transfer & scenic flight to the lodge is available from Picton. Stay: Raetihi Lodge (2 nights)


Milford Sound

DAY 10 - ENJOY KENEPURU SOUND (B,D)

DAY 18 - WANAKA, FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER (B,D)

A free day to relax & marvel at the magic that is the Marlborough Sounds. Lodge staff will share their love of the region with you through the wide range of water and nature based experiences they put at your fingertips. Complimentary fishing tackle, kayaks & mountains bikes are provided at the lodge and there is a number of bush walks to enjoy. Or you can simply relax with a book & soak in the spectacular scenery.

There is time to wander around the resort town of Lake Wanaka before enjoying incredible scenery as we travel past the untouched native forests and pristine lakes of the World Heritage Westland National Park. On to Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers where there is the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region (subject to weather conditions).

DAY 11 - BLENHEIM, KAIKOURA (B)

DAY 19 - SPECTACULAR TRANZALPINE TRAIN, CHRISTCHURCH (B,D)

Return to Havelock by water taxi and board our coach for the journey to the small coastal town of Kaikoura. Here you can enjoy an optional whale-watching adventure, swim with the dolphins or join local Maori for a unique, award winning cultural experience. Stay: White Morph Heritage Boutique Collection

DAY 12 - LAKE TEKAPO, MT COOK (B,D)

Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef

Head north along the dramatic West Coast, steeped in history dating back to the gold rush era of the 1800’s. This afternoon, we board the TranzAlpine train for a coast to coast rail adventure through the Southern Alps, rated as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. On arrival we transfer to our resort hotel for a farewell dinner. Stay: Rydges Latimer

Travel south across the Canterbury Plains and stop at beautiful Lake Tekapo to view the Church of the Good Shepherd. Then travel up the western side of Lake Pukaki to the Mt Cook National Park, a World Heritage listed site. The park covers over 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery.

DAY 20 - DEPART CHRISTCHURCH (B) Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Christchurch airport to connect with your onward flight home.

Stay: Mt Cook Hermitage Hotel (2 nights)

DAY 13 - TASMAN GLACIER EXPEDITION (B,D) Today we experience the Tasman Glacier in the most unique way possible. An experienced guide will whisk you away in a stable MAC Boat to explore the melting ice-face of the Tasman Glacier. Get up close to touch & taste 400-year old icebergs that have been carved into the murky waters of the lake. Later today, there is time to enjoy one of the many bush walks and optional ski-plane and helicopter flights, (subject to weather conditions).

Suggested arrival/departure point Interislander Ferry 2

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DAY 14 - LINDIS PASS, QUEENSTOWN (B) Travel through the MacKenzie Country before beginning the ascent over the Lindis Pass and emerging into the lush green farmland that surrounds the spectacular alpine village of Queenstown, regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination. Stay: Doubletree by Hilton (4 nights)

DAY 15 - ARROWTOWN, GIBBSTON VALLEY WINERY (B, L)

Franz Josef Glacier

Today you will visit one of the most scenic wine growing areas you’ll ever encounter the Gibbston Valley, also known as the “Valley of the Vines”. Here you will dine at the Gibbston Valley Winery Restaurant which merges the stunning surrounds with the elegant beauty of the wine and food. Prepared by the Executive Chef, the seasonal menu features carefully-selected ingredients that reflect local flavours.

DAY 16 - MILFORD SOUND NATURE CRUISE (B,L) Your highlight today is a leisurely nature cruise of the breathtaking Milford Sound, cruising the full length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea. An on-board nature guide will give you detailed information of the region’s history, flora & fauna and you will view spectacular waterfalls, rainforests and towering mountains, including the awesome Mitre Peak. Wildlife includes dolphins, seals, penguins & albatross when in season. Optional overnight cruises on Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound are available today subject to availability - please ask for details.

DAY 17 - QUEENSTOWN & SURROUNDS (B)

Mt Cook

Enjoy a free day to experience this magnificent resort town. Surrounded by majestic mountains, Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure & leisure activities in all forms, from extreme to relaxed exploration. Your coach captain will be happy to advise you on all the activities and options available.

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$10,495

Per Person Twin Share

2017/18 GUARANTEED TOUR DATES DEPARTS

FINISHES

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Thu 09 Nov 17

Sat 18 Nov 17

Thu 07 Dec 17

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Thu 25 Jan 18

Sat 20 Jan 18

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SINGLE

$10,495

$14,715

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BENEFITS OF THRIFTY TOURS INDEPENDENT TOURING: (pages 140-146)

INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR: » Transport throughout by coach, train or ferry (using scheduled services) » Accommodation on a twin share basis » Sightseeing activities unless stated as optional

» Daily departures, with no minimum passenger numbers » Extra days can be added at time of booking » Visit major sightseeing attractions » Variety of modern coaches, trains and ferry transport » Full commentary provided on most coach journeys » Door to door transport within your tour » Comprehensive touring wallet on arrival in New Zealand » Meals not included leaving you free choice

Please note: these tours are not fully escorted coach tours. Pre & Post tour transfers can be arranged at additional cost.

6 DAYS TRAINS FIORDS & GLACIERS Spoil yourself with a trip to beautiful fiords, stunning glaciers and the best scenic rail routes in New Zealand. Inclusions: • • • • • • • •

Transport 5 nights accommodation Transfers within journey Taieri Gorge Train Journey Spectacular Milford Sound cruise including lunch Skyline Gondola - Queenstown Glacier viewing TranzAlpine Train Journey

A day of leisure in Queenstown. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. Overnight: Queenstown.

DAY 5 - QUEENSTOWN - GLACIERS

Enjoy the scenery as you travel through the Canterbury Plains to seaside Timaru and on to the very Scottish City of Dunedin. Afternoon free for optional tours, see pages 107-108. Overnight: Dunedin.

DAY 2 - DUNEDIN - TAIERI GORGE - QUEENSTOWN Join the historic Taieri Gorge train to Pukerangi. Continue to Queenstown by coach. Overnight: Queenstown. The Taieri Gorge train does not operate daily in winter if the train is not going we will either change the order of the tour or if no train is possible we will use a coach instead.

Jun Sep 17

Regarded as one of the world’s most scenic journeys. Follow the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, continue through the Homer Tunnel & on to Milford Sound for a majestic cruise. Incl. a buffet lunch. Overnight: Queenstown

DAY 4 - A FULL DAY AT LEISURE IN QUEENSTOWN

DAY 1 - CHRISTCHURCH - DUNEDIN

Trains, Fiords & Glaciers Tr 383/TR Per Person, Twin Share

DAY 3 - FULL DAY EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND

Oct 17 Mar 18

Travel through the rugged Kawarau Gorge and over the Haast Pass to the West Coast before heading north through dense rainforest to the Glacier region. Overnight: Fox or Franz Josef Glacier.

DAY 6 - GLACIERS - CHRISTCHURCH

Continue north along the rugged West Coast to Greymouth. Transfer to the famous TranzAlpine™ train for the 4 hour journey across the Southern Alps via the Otira tunnel, descending on to the Canterbury Plains before arriving early evening.

Apr Sep 18

Greymouth Glaciers

Motel

$1,849

$2,435

$1,849

Milford Sound

Christchurch

Queenstown

140

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Hotel 3 Star

$1,956

$2,199

$1,956

Hotel 4 Star

$2,262

$2,459

$2,262

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Te Anau Stewart Island

Dunedin


5 DAYS LAKELAND TOUR 5 DAYS ALPINE EXPLORER Just like a picture perfect postcard, take in all the sights that make the South Island so special.

DAY 3 - QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE

Inclusions:

DAY 4 - QUEENSTOWN - GLACIERS

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Travel through the rugged Kawarau Gorge & over the Haast Pass to the West Coast before heading north through dense rainforest to the Glacier region. A late afternoon shuttle to view the Glacier is included. Overnight: Fox or Franz Josef Glacier.

Transport 4 nights accommodation Transfers within journey Mt Cook National Park Spectacular Milford Sound cruise including lunch Skyline Gondola - Queenstown Glacier viewing TranzAlpine Train Journey

DAY 1 - CHRISTCHURCH - MOUNT COOK - QUEENSTOWN Travel south aboard your Great Sights Coach to Mount Cook Village via Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki. Time for lunch and a scenic flight (both optional). Depart for Queenstown travelling via the Lindis Pass. Overnight: Queenstown.

A day at leisure in Queenstown. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. Overnight: Queenstown.

Hotel 3 Star Hotel 4 Star

DAY 2 - DUNEDIN - TE ANAU

DAY 3 - TE ANAU - MILFORD SOUND QUEENSTOWN The drive today is regarded as one of the most scenic in the world. Followed by a cruise on Milford Sound including a buffet lunch, then on to Queenstown for 2 nights. Overnight: Queenstown.

Apr Sep 18

$1,579

$1,755

$1,579

$2,011

$2,235

Today head north, with photo opportunities of Mt Cook as you travel between Twizel and Lake Tekapo then across the Canterbury Plains arriving into Christchurch early evening.

This morning is free for optional tours, please refer to page 108-109 of this brochure for suggestions. Depart Dunedin, aboard your InterCity coach travelling inland to Te Anau for the first glimpse of Fiordland. Overnight: Te Anau.

Oct 17 Mar 18

$1,950

DAY 5 - QUEENSTOWN TO CHRISTCHURCH

Travel with InterCity Coachlines and enjoy the scenery as you travel through the Canterbury Plains to seaside Timaru and on to the very Scottish City of Dunedin, arriving approx. 2pm allowing time for a coastal wildlife tour, refer to page 107. Overnight: Dunedin.

Continue north to Greymouth. Transfer to the famous TranzAlpine™ train for the 4 hour journey across the Southern Alps via the Otira tunnel, descending on to the Canterbury Plains before arriving in Christchurch early evening. For an extended version of this tour, refer to 7 day Glacierland tour, page 142.

Jun Sep 17

$1,755

Transport 4 nights accommodation Transfers within journey Spectacular Milford Sound cruise including lunch Skyline Gondola - Queenstown

DAY 1 - CHRISTCHURCH - DUNEDIN

DAY 5 - GLACIERS - CHRISTCHURCH

Regarded as one of the world’s most scenic journeys. Follow the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, continue through the Homer Tunnel and on to Milford Sound for a majestic cruise and buffet lunch. Overnight: Queenstown.

Motel

A full day for you to enjoy this fabulous resort - we have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. For other options please consult pages 96-99 of this brochure. Overnight: Queenstown.

Inclusions: • • • • •

DAY 2 - FULL DAY MILFORD SOUND EXCURSION

Alpine Explorer 383B Per Person, Twin Share

DAY 4 - AT QUEENSTOWN

Focusing on the South Island, the Lakeland tour is an in-depth look at this beautiful part of New Zealand.

Lakeland Tour 323 Per Person, Twin Share

Greymouth Glaciers Christchurch Milford Sound

$1,755

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Motel

$1,052

$1,169

$1,052

Hotel 3 Star

$1,097

$1,219

$1,098

Hotel 4 Star

$1,304

$1,449

$1,304

Mt Cook

Queenstown

Te Anau

Te Anau

$2,011

Christchurch Milford Sound Wanaka Queenstown Dunedin

4 DAYS GLACIER WONDER A perfect introduction to the spectacular sights and stunning landscapes of the South Island. Inclusions: • • • • • • •

Extra nights & Single Room rates on application. Shorter options & reverse direction options available. Enquire for details.

Transport 3 nights accommodation Skyline Gondola - Queenstown Glacier viewing TranzAlpine Train Journey Views of Mt Cook National Park Idyllic Lake Tekapo

DAY 2 - AT QUEENSTOWN

DAY 4 - GLACIERS - CHRISTCHURCH

Today is a free day for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. There are dozens of optional activities from thrilling jet boat rides to leisurely lake cruises, 4WD safaris & bungy jumping.

Travel north along the narrow, bush clad coastal plain past Hokitika to Greymouth. Board the renowned TranzAlpine train and travel through the Otira Tunnel, over Arthur’s Pass and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch, arriving early evening.

DAY 3 - QUEENSTOWN - GLACIERS Travel to Cromwell and on through the Southern Lakes district to the Haast Pass.Travel north through dense rainforest broken by rugged coastal vistas towards the glaciers. A shuttle will take you to view one of these massive rivers of ice. Overnight: Stay 1 night in Franz Josef or Fox Glacier township.

DAY 1 - CHRISTCHURCH QUEENSTOWN

Glacier Wonder Tr 333 Per Person, Twin Share

Depart Christchurch travelling through the Canterbury Plains and on to Lake Tekapo. Pass by spectacular scenery and continue south arriving in Queenstown in the late afternoon. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Queenstown.

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Motel

$1,031

$1,109

$1,031

Hotel 3 Star

$1,186

$1,275

$1,186

Hotel 4 Star

$1,413

$1,519

$1,413

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7 DAYS GLACIERLAND Begin your journey traversing the island by rail and continue on to see the contrasting scenery of the East and West coasts. Inclusions: • • • • •

Transport 6 nights accommodation TranzAlpine Train Journey Skyline Gondola - Queenstown Spectacular Milford Sound cruise including lunch

DAY 1 - CHRISTCHURCH - GLACIERS Depart from Christchurch Railway station aboard the famous TranzAlpine™ Train Crossing the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps to the West Coast before transferring to your coach and heading south to glacier country for 2 nights. Overnight: Fox or Franz Josef Glacier.

6 DAYS NORTH ISLAND EXPLORER

DAY 5 - QUEENSTOWN - MILFORD SOUND - TE ANAU Renowned as one of the world’s most scenic drives, the scenery includes beautiful Eglinton and Hollyford Valleys and the Homer Tunnel. A cruise of Milford Sound including a buffet lunch. Overnight: Te Anau

DAY 6 - TE ANAU - DUNEDIN Leaving Fiordland, cross the Southland Plains to South Otago, then north to Dunedin, known as ‘the Edinburgh of the South’. Afternoon free for optional tours. Overnight: Dunedin.

DAY 7 - DUNEDIN - CHRISTCHURCH Head north, following the coast through Oamaru and Timaru. Then across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch where your tour ends early evening.

DAY 3 - GLACIERS - QUEENSTOWN

The Haast River guides you inland to the gates of Haast and then over the Pass to lakes Wanaka and Hawea before arriving into Queenstown for the next 2 nights.

$1,718

$1,847

Transport 5 nights accommodation Transfers within journey Northern Explorer Train Journey* Wellington City Tour Hawkes Bay Wine Tour Maori cultural experience Boiling mud pools and geysers Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park Agrodome Sheep Show Waitomo Glowworm Caves Winery lunch

DAY 4 - AT WELLINGTON A morning tour of the city will take in the Parliament Buildings, Old St Paul’s Cathedral, Mt Victoria and an optional ride on the cable car. This afternoon is free to enjoy our capital city.

DAY 5 - WELLINGTON TO NATIONAL PARK* Board the Northern Explorer Train for the journey to National Park in the centre of the North Island. The afternoon is free to enjoy the scenery and activities on offer with a focus on walking and the outdoors. Overnight: National Park. *(Please note some days the train will be replaced by an express coach).

DAY 6 - NATIONAL PARK TO AUCKLAND* You have free time this morning then continue the journey North to Auckland on the Northern Explorer train or by coach. (Please note some days the train will be replaced by an express coach). Note: Not recommended to start on a Saturday.

See roaring geysers, boiling mud pools and Maori arts and crafts. Get up close with kiwi and feed the tame trout. Visit the Agrodome to see sheep shearing and watch dogs at work. This afternoon you have free time at Lake Taupo before travelling on to Napier. Overnight: Napier.

A full day for you to enjoy this fabulous resort. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. Overnight: Queenstown.

Motel

Inclusions: • • • • • • • • • • • •

DAY 2 - ROTORUA - TAUPO - NAPIER

DAY 4 - AT QUEENSTOWN

Oct 17 Mar 18

Take a wine & food tour of Hawkes Bay, famed for its Art Deco buildings and wine production. Lunch at a winery is included before you head out of the city and on to Wellington. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Wellington.

Travel south to Waitomo Caves for a boat ride under a galaxy of glowworms. Continue on to the thermal activity in Rotorua, steeped in Maori culture and history. Enjoy an evening of powerful cultural performance, storytelling and hangi feasting at Tamaki Maori Village. Overnight: Rotorua.

A full day for optional excursions in this beautiful region. Please consult pg 83-84 of this brochure for suggestions. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Fox or Franz Josef.

Jun Sep 17

DAY 3 - NAPIER - WELLINGTON

DAY 1 - AUCKLAND - WAITOMO - ROTORUA

DAY 2 - AT FOX OR FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER

Glacierland Tr 383 Per Person, Twin Share

This tour of the north has it all; stunning scenery, glowworm caves, cultural experiences and wine tasting.

Northern Island Explorer #969OVS Per Person, Twin Share

Apr Sep 18

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Sep 18

$1,897

$1,897

Greymouth

Auckland

$1,718

Glaciers Milford Sound Christchurch

Motel

Queenstown

Hotel 3 Star

$2,075

$2,075

Hotel 4 Star

$2,220

$2,220

Hotel 3 Star

$2,036

$2,189

$2,036

Hotel 4 Star

$2,445

$2,629

$2,445

Dunedin

Te Anau

Waitomo Caves Tongariro National Park

Rotorua Taupo Napier Wellington

3 DAYS NORTHERN HIGHLIGHTS Discover the highlights and ‘must sees’ of the North Island while immersing yourself in the rich culture of New Zealand’s Maori heritage,including a traditional hangi & concert.

Inclusions: • • • • • • • •

Transport 2 nights accommodation Transfers within journey Maori Hangi & Concert with Tamaki Maori Village Waitomo Glowworm Caves Te Puia Geothermal Experience Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park Agrodome Sheep Show

DAY 1 - AUCKLAND - WAITOMO - ROTORUA Travel south through lush Waikato farmland to Waitomo Caves for a boat ride under a galaxy of glowworms. Continue east to Rotorua, steeped in Maori culture and history. Tonight enjoy an evening of ceremonial rituals, powerful cultural performance, storytelling and hangi feasting at Tamaki Maori Village. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.

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DAY 2 - AT ROTORUA This morning see roaring geysers, boiling mud pools and maori arts and crafts. Get up close with Kiwi and other native birdlife and feed the tame trout. Visit the Agrodome to see sheep shearing and watch dogs at work. This afternoon is free to enjoy the many activities on offer.

DAY 3 - ROTORUA - WELLINGTON

Auckland Waitomo Caves

Sit back and enjoy the scenery from your Intercity coach as you drive south to Wairakei, wreathed by steam, then to Taupo. Skirt Lake Taupo and cross the volcanic landscape of the Desert Road past the majestic peaks of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu. Continue across the fertile plains of the Manawatu and along the rugged Kapiti coastline to Wellington. Arrive late afternoon. Today’s coach has limited commentary.

Rotorua Taupo

Wellington

Northern Highlights Tr 974 Per Person, Twin Share

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Motel

$892

$959

$892

Hotel 3 Star

$920

$989

$920

Hotel 4 Star

$1,022

$1,099

$1,022

Extra nights & Single Room rates on application. Shorter options & reverse direction options available. Enquire for details.


3 DAYS BAY OF ISLANDS LEISURELY Visit the beautiful Bay of Islands, a year-round destination and birthplace of our nation. Inclusions: • • • • • •

Transport 2 nights accommodation Transfers within journey Waitangi Treaty Grounds Cape Reinga Day Tour including 90 Mile Beach & lunch Hole in the Rock/Dolphin Cruise

DAY 1 - AUCKLAND - BAY OF ISLANDS Departing Central Auckland, travelling north over the Harbour Bridge to the Hibiscus Coast, passing through the townships nestled amongst the beautiful bays. Then on to Whangarei before arriving in Paihia, the main town of the Bay of Islands. Includes a visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds Afternoon FREE for optional sightseeing, please turn to page 37-38 of this brochure for suggestions. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Paihia.

DAY 2 - CAPE REINGA DAY TOUR (INCLUDED) No visit to the Bay of Islands is complete without venturing north to Cape Reinga via Puketi Kauri forest. Marvel at the giant Kauri trees and see the mighty Tasman Sea and Pacific oceans crashing together. Send a postcard from New Zealand’s northern most Post Office before zooming along the edge of the waves on Ninety Mile Beach. Includes lunch.

DAY 3 - BAY OF ISLANDS - AUCKLAND

Cruise amongst the many islands of the Bay and through the famous Hole in the Rock, dolphin watching enroute. Board your waiting coach & travel back to Auckland once more. Arrive in Auckland early evening.

Bay of Islands Tr 909 Per Person, Twin Share

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Motel

$724

$779

$724

Hotel 3 Star

$799

$859

$799

Cape Reinga Paihia

Auckland

3 DAYS WEST COASTER Explore the wonderfully varied West Coast, home to some of the most accessible glaciers in the world.

DAY 3 - GLACIERS - CHRISTCHURCH Travel north past Hokitika, to Greymouth. Board the renowned TranzAlpine train & travel through the Otira Tunnel, over Arthur’s Pass and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch, arriving early evening.

Inclusions: • • • • •

Transport 2 nights in the Glaciers Tranfers within journey TranzAlpine Train journey Glacier Valley Walk

DAY 1 - QUEENSTOWN - GLACIERS Travel north, through dense rainforest broken by rugged coastal vistas, towards the glaciers. Overnight: Fox or Franz Josef Glacier.

DAY 2 - AT GLACIERS This morning enjoy a relaxing Glacier Valley Walk, which will take you right up to the dramatic face of the remarkable glacier. The afternoon is at leisure.

West Coaster Tr 3173 Per Person, Twin Share

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Motel

$958

$958

$910

$1,102

$1,160

$1,102

Hotel 3 Star

Picton

Queenstown Te Anau

Hotel 4 Star

$855

$919

$855

Hotel 4 Star

$1,278

$1,345

Christchurch

Glaciers

$1,278

Dunedin

Wellington 6 DAYS FABULOUS NEW ZEALAND

The perfect introduction to the stunning sights and landscapes of the North and South Islands, including limestone caves, steaming thermal springs, boiling mud, and the majestic scenery of Mt Cook & Milford Sound. Inclusions: • • • • • • • • • • • •

5 nights accommodation Transport Transfers within journey Rotorua/Queenstown airfare (non-direct) Waitomo Glowworm Caves Maori Hangi & Concert with Tamaki Maori Village Te Puia Geothermal Experience Rainbow Springs Wildlife Park Agrodome Sheep Show Skyline Gondola - Queenstown Spectacular Milford Sound cruise including lunch Mt Cook National Park

Fabulous New Zealand Tr 902 Per Person, Twin Share

DAY 1 - AUCKLAND - WAITOMO ROTORUA

DAY 4 - QUEENSTOWN - MILFORD SOUND - QUEENSTOWN

Travel south through the lush Waikato farmland to Waitomo Glowworm Caves for an underground boat ride under a galaxy of glowworms. Continue east to the thermal activity in Rotorua, steeped in Maori culture and history. Tonight enjoy a traditional Maori Hangi (feast) & Concert. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.

An early start around the southern shores of Lake Wakatipu to Lake Te Anau, then into Fiordland National Park. Pass through pristine beech forests and Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls while enjoying lunch aboard a Milford Sound Cruise. Return to Queenstown this evening.

DAY 2 - AT ROTORUA

DAY 5 - QUEENSTOWN

This morning see roaring geyser and mud pools at Te Puia Geothermal Experience, tame trout at Rainbow Springs Wildlife Park and performing sheep and dogs at the Agrodome Sheep Show. This afternoon is free to enjoy the many activities on offer.

Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour.

DAY 3 - ROTORUA - QUEENSTOWN

Travel through the Kawarau Gorge and over the Lindis Pass to reach Mt Cook by midday. Pass Lake Tekapo, then travel north to Christchurch where your tour ends in the evening.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Queenstown. On arrival in Queenstown the rest of the day is free to enjoy this alpine resort. Overnight: Stay 3 nights in Queenstown

DAY 6 - QUEENSTOWN - MT COOK – CHRISTCHURCH

North Island

Jun Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Apr Sep 18

Motel

$2,250

$2,419

$2,250

Hotel 3 Star

$2,315

$2,489

$2,315

Milford Sound

Hotel 4 Star

$2,631

$2,829

$2,631

Te Anau

Auckland

Waitomo Caves

Extra nights & Single Room rates on application. Shorter options & reverse direction options available. Enquire for details.

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Mt Cook Christchurch Lake Tekapo Queenstown

South Island

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9 DAYS LAND OF THE RINGS A tour appealing to those Frodo and Gandalf fans, with visits to official sites used in the filming of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Inclusions: • • • • • • • • • • •

Transport 8 nights accommodation Waitomo Glowworm Caves Explore Hobbiton and The Shire then stop for a drink at the Green Dragon Inn Flights from Rotorua to Christchurch Visit Edoras and other Christchurch locations Scenic Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo ‘Safari of the Scenes’ Queenstown location tour “Trails of Middle Earth” Queenstown location tour Jetboat down the River Anduin Spectacular Milford Sound cruise including lunch

DAY 3 - EDORAS Journey to the LOTR filming locations, remote and beautiful Mt Potts high country station, home of Mt Sunday. See how this peaceful mountain was transformed into Edoras, the capital city of the Rohan people in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Champagne picnic included.

DAY 4 - CHRISTCHURCH – MOUNT COOK – QUEENSTOWN Leaving Christchurch in the morning we travel through the diverse farmland to Lake Tekapo, where you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd and take in the sights of the spectacular Misty Mountains. Continue to the location of New Zealand’s tallest mountain Aoraki / Mount Cook. Travel south through the tawny tussocks of the Mackenzie Country and on to world famous Queenstown. Overnight: Stay 3 nights in Queenstown.

during the one hour jetboating experience your driver tells you about the history and geography of the area including a visit to the 3 different film locations on the River Anduin. Overnight: Te Anau.

DAY 8 - TE ANAU - MILFORD SOUND - QUEENSTOWN Pass through pristine beech forests and the Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls aboard a scenic cruise on Milford Sound. Sit back and relax as you journey back around Lake Wakatipu to Queenstown. Overnight: Queenstown.

DAY 9 - QUEENSTOWN Your tour concludes this morning on check-out.

DAY 5 - TRAILS OF MIDDLE EARTH

DAY 1 - AUCKLAND – HOBBITON – WAITOMO - ROTORUA Setting off from Auckland, travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Take a guided tour of the famous Hobbiton Movie Set, located inside a picturesque 1,250 acre sheep and beef farm near Matamata. Here, the village of Hobbiton was carefully created in amazing detail as a film location for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies. During your guided tour of this amazing location you’ll see sights like Hobbit holes, the Mill and the Green Dragon Inn, and learn how farmland was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle-earth. After exploring Hobbiton, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at Hobbiton. At the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, take a 45-minute guided tour through impressive underground caverns and learn how stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone structures were formed over millions of years. Your tour includes a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto - glide silently along an underground river as you gaze at the twinkling glowworms overhead. Continue to Rotorua where you will stay this evening. Overnight: Rotorua.

DAY 2 - ROTORUA - CHRISTCHURCH Discover Rotorua on a unique 90 minute sightseeing adventure onboard a WWII amphibious vehicle able onto travel on water and then head out to the airport for your flight to the South Island. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Christchurch.

Today you embark on the “Trails of Middle Earth” full day guided Middle-earth experience visiting over 20 locations, sights and scenes. View and handle some “top secret” items from the making of the movies and hear all the gossip and stories from the set. Lunch included.

DAY 6 - SAFARI OF THE SCENES Travel by 4WD vehicle on Nomad’s “Safari of the Scenes” tour to the Ford of Bruinen, Misty Mountains, Pillars of the Kings and Road to Mordor. The afternoon is free for you to add on a tour including Lothlorien, Isengard, Ithilien Camp and Amon Hen.

DAY 7 - QUEENSTOWN - TE ANAU Journey to Te Anau and take a Jetboat ride up the River Anduin (Waiau River),

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2 DAYS MIDDLE EARTH ESCAPE Explore Hobbiton and the shire, immerse yourself in the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua and visit world famous limestone caves at Waitomo. Inclusions: • Transport • 1 night in Rotorua with breakfast • Picnic Lunch (Day 1) • Waitomo Glowworm Caves • Maori Hangi Meal & Concert • Te Puia Geothermal Experience • Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park • Agrodome Sheep Show • Hobbiton Movie Set • Rotorua Duck Amphibious vehicle

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DAY 1 - AUCKLAND - ROTORUA

DAY 2 - ROTORUA - HOBBITON - AUCKLAND

Enjoy the magical glowworms and worldfamous limestone formations of Waitomo and the rich cultural heritage and geothermal bounty of Rotorua. Today includes a delicious picnic lunch onboard the coach. Arrive into Rotorua with free time for a quick look around then board an amphibious vehicle for your journey into the lakes of Rotorua. Overnight: Rotorua.

This morning see roaring geysers and boiling mud pools at Te Puia, watch Trout and Kiwi at Rainbow Springs and performing sheep and dogs at the Agrodome. Following the show you will transfer onto the Hobbiton Movie Set tour. Learn how this beautiful farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth. Your guide will show you Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and many other structures from the movies. You will return to Auckland early evening.

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9 DAYS MAJESTIC NEW ZEALAND If time is short but you still want to experience New Zealand in all its majestic glory, then this is the tour for you.

DAY 5 - CHRISTCHURCH - MOUNT COOK - QUEENSTOWN

Inclusions: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Transport 8 nights accommodation Transfers within journey Waitomo Glowworm Caves Maori Hangi & Concert with Tamaki Maori Village Te Puia Geothermal Experience Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park Agrodome Sheep Show Interislander Ferry Coastal Pacific Train Journey Mt Cook National Park Spectacular Milford Sound cruise including lunch Skyline Gondola - Queenstown Franz Josef or Fox Glacier viewing TranzAlpine Train Journey

DAY 1 - AUCKLAND - WAITOMO ROTORUA Departing Central Auckland, travelling south via the Waikato and on to Waitomo for a tour of the Caves before arriving into Rotorua. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.

DAY 2 - ROTORUA Morning sightseeing tour includes geysers, boiling mud pools, and Trout Springs, plus performing sheep and dog demonstrations at the Agrodome. This afternoon is free. Tonight enjoy a Maori Hangi (feast) & concert.

Travel south across the Canterbury Plains and over Burkes Pass to Mount Cook Village, via Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki. Time for lunch and a scenic flight (both optional). Depart for Queenstown travelling via the Lindis Pass. Overnight: Stay 3 nights in Queenstown.

DAY 6 - DAY EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND Renowned as one of the world’s most scenic drives, the scenery includes beautiful Eglinton Valleys and the Homer Tunnel. Tour includes a cruise on Milford Sound and a buffet lunch.

DAY 7 - AT QUEENSTOWN A full day for you to enjoy this fabulous resort – we have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour.

DAY 8 - QUEENSTOWN - GLACIERS Travel through the rugged Kawarau Gorge and over the Haast Pass to the West Coast before heading north through dense rainforest to the Glacier region. Overnight: Fox or Franz Josef Glacier.

DAY 9 - GLACIERS - CHRISTCHURCH Continue north to Greymouth. Transfer to the famous TranzAlpineTM train for the 4 hour journey across the Southern Alps via the Otira Tunnel, descending on to the Canterbury Plains before arriving in Christchurch early evening. Note: This tour also operates in reverse from Christchurch. Tour reference 3839B New Zealand’s Majesty.

Continue south to Wairakei - wreathed by steam, then to Taupo. Skirt Lake Taupo, and cross the volcanic landscape of the Desert Road past the majestic peaks of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu. Continue across the fertile plains of the Manawatu and along the rugged Kapiti coastline to Wellington. Today’s coach has limited commentary. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Wellington.

DAY 4 - AT WELLINGTON

Inclusions: • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Enjoy a full day Lord of the Rings tour to Wellington’s film set locations including Rivendell, Minas Tirith, Helms Deep and much more. Visit the Weta Cave and find out about New Zealand’s five time Oscar winning digital production company. Lunch included.

Transport 7 nights accommodation Wellington/Queenstown Flights Transfers within journey Waitomo Glowworm Caves Maori Hangi & Concert with Tamaki Maori Village Te Puia Geothermal Reserve Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park Agrodome Sheep Show Hobbiton Tour Full Day Lord of the Rings Tour Wellington Spectacular Milford Sound cruise including lunch Safari of the Scenes Tour Queenstown Views of Mount Cook National Park

DAY 5 - WELLINGTON - QUEENSTOWN Be transferred to Wellington Airport for your flight to Queenstown. The rest of your day is at leisure. Overnight: Stay 3 nights in Queenstown.

DAY 6 - QUEENSTOWN - MILFORD SOUND - QUEENSTOWN

Travel south to Waitomo Caves for a boat ride under a galaxy of glowworms. Continue on to the thermal activity in Rotorua, steeped in Maori culture and history. Enjoy an evening of powerful cultural performance, storytelling and hangi feasting at Tamaki Maori Village. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.

Drive south through the exotic forests to Lake Taupo and fertile Manawatu Plains before following the rocky coastline to Wellington, New Zealand’s Capital. Overnight: Wellington

DAY 2 - AT ROTORUA

DAY 4 - WELLINGTON - PICTON CHRISTCHURCH

This morning see roaring geysers, boiling mud pools and maori arts and crafts. Get up close with Kiwi and other native birdlife and feed the tame trout. Visit the Agrodome to see sheep shearing and watch dogs at work. This afternoon you will be taken to visit the ‘Hobbiton Movie Set’.

Some free time in Wellington this morning before flying to Christchurch City. Overnight: Christchurch.

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Immerse yourself in the world of Frodo and Gandalf. Visit official sites used in the filming of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, whilst visiting some of New Zealand’s most stunning attractions including glowworm caves, active geysers, dramatic mountains and deep fiords.

DAY 1 - AUCKLAND - WAITOMO - ROTORUA

DAY 3 - ROTORUA - WELLINGTON

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An early start around the southern shores of Lake Wakatipu to Lake Te Anau, then into Fiordland National Park. Pass through the pristine beech forests and the Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls when enjoying a cruise on the Sound. Depart Milford Sound to return to Queenstown this evening.

DAY 7 - AT QUEENSTOWN Today travel by 4WD to many sites used in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy including Ford of Bruinen, Misty Mountains and Pillars of the Kings. Your afternoon is at leisure, or at an extra cost add an afternoon tour including: Lothlorein, Isengard and Ithilien Camp.

DAY 8 - QUEENSTOWN - MT COOK CHRISTCHURCH Travel north through country used to portray the Pelennor Fields, Misty Mountains and the foothills of the White Mountains. Lunch included. Continue north to Christchurch where your tour ends this evening.

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10 DAYS NEW ZEALAND EXPLORER

5 DAYS BEST OF THE NORTH Explore the best of the North Island. Cruise the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands, visit the top of the country at Cape Reinga, explore ancient limestone caves, discover a pre-European Maori village and enjoy a drink in the Green Dragon pub after your tour of Hobbiton movie set.

DAY 3 - PAIHIA - ROTORUA Travel from Paihia back through Auckland and on to Rotorua. Tonight you might like to visit The Polynesian Spa or Hells Gate thermal area for a soak in a natural spring or mud pool, both are open late. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.

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Transport 4 nights accommodation Transfers within journey Hobbiton Movie Set Waitangi Treaty Grounds Hole in the Rock/Dolphin Cruise Cape Reinga Day Tour including 90 Mile Beach and lunch Maori Hangi & Concert -Dinner Te Puia Geothermal Experience Rainbow Springs Agrodome Sheep Show Waitomo Glowworm Caves

DAY 5 - WELLINGTON – PICTON – NELSON

Inclusions:

DAY 6 - ABEL TASMAN DAY TOUR

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Transport 9 nights accommodation Transfers within journey Waitomo Glowworm Caves Maori Hangi & Concert with Tamaki Maori Village Te Puia Geothermal Experience Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park Agrodome Sheep Show Wellington City Tour Interislander Ferry Abel Tasman National Park Tour

Catch the Interislander ferry across Cook Strait to Picton. Continue on by coach to Nelson. Overnight: 2 Night stay in Nelson.

A full day excursion to the stunning Abel Tasman National Park. Drive through rich horticultural and orchard country before boarding your launch at Kaiteriteri Beach. Choose to remain onboard your launch for the duration of the cruise, or disembark to walk part of the coastal track.

DAY 1 - AUCKLAND - WAITOMO ROTORUA Departing Central Auckland, travelling south via the Waikato and on to Waitomo for a tour of the Caves before arriving into Rotorua. Tonight enjoy a Maori Hangi (feast) & concert. Overnight: 2 night stay in Rotorua.

Inclusions: • • • • • • •

Journey through New Zealand’s diverse landscape, experiencing soaring geysers, golden beaches, dramatic glaciers and cultural treasures.

DAY 7 - NELSON – PUNAKAIKI – GLACIERS A full days travel through the Buller Gorge to Punakaiki to view the spectacular Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. We continue on to Greymouth, before journeying down the bush clad coast to the Glaciers. Overnight: 2 night stay in Fox or Franz Josef.

DAY 4 - ROTORUA - WAITOMO CAVES ROTORUA

DAY 1 - AUCKLAND - PAIHIA Travel north to the Bay of Islands. Arrive in Paihia and enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds where New Zealand’s founding document was signed between Maori Chiefs and the British then join a cruise out into The Bay of Islands to view Dolphins and The Hole in the Rock. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Paihia.

DAY 2 - CAPE REINGA WITH LUNCH Travel to the Northern most point of New Zealand where the Pacific and Tasman oceans meet. Drive along 90 mile beach, try boogie boarding down the sand dunes and explore the Puketi Kauri Forest with its 1000 year old native trees.’

Experience stunning scenery above and below ground on a tour to the fascinating Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Your afternoon is free to explore Rotorua before you are welcomed into an authentic Maori village, discover Maori art forms, ancient rituals and traditional song and dance, then share a 3 course meal with your Maori hosts.

DAY 5 - ROTORUA - HOBBITON AUCKLAND This morning see roaring geysers and boiling mud at Te Puia, Kiwi at Rainbow springs and watch sheep dogs at work. Travel on the Hobbiton movie set tour to Matamata home to the beautiful farmland which was transformed into The Shire from Middle Earth. Your guide will show you Hobbit holes, and other movie structures. Have a drink in The Green Dragon Inn before boarding your coach back to Auckland.

DAY 2 - AT ROTORUA Morning sightseeing tour includes geysers, boiling mud pools, and Trout Springs, plus performing sheep and dog demonstrations at the Agrodome. This afternoon is free.

DAY 8 - AT THE GLACIERS A full day is available for optional excursions on the Glaciers.

DAY 3 - ROTORUA - WELLINGTON Drive south through the exotic forests to Lake Taupo and fertile Manawatu Plains before following the rocky coastline to Wellington, New Zealand’s Capital. Overnight: Wellington

DAY 9 - GLACIERS – QUEENSTOWN Continue south into dense rainforest broken by rugged coastal vistas, passing Lakes Hawea and Wanaka before arriving in the resort town of Queenstown. Overnight: Queenstown

DAY 4 - AT WELLINGTON This morning take in the Parliament Buildings and ‘Beehive’, Old St Paul’s Cathedral and Mt Victoria, plus an option to ride on the cable. Overnight: Wellington.

DAY 10 - QUEENSTOWN

Your tour concludes on check out from your accommodation this morning.

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AUCKLAND

LT56CS Auckland Sightseeing, Harbour Cruise & Sky City

LT55CS Auckland and West Coast Wine Tour

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

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

TAURANGA

NEW ZEALAND

SHORE EXCURSIONS NAPIER LT60CS Napier & Hawkes Bay Highlight Tour

LT59CS Hobbiton Day Tour A day tour, from Tauranga, to see the famous Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Movie set. On your arrival at ‘Midddle Earth’ and the Shires Rest your guide will recount the fascinating details of how the magical Hobbiton set was created. The 44 Hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn, the Mill, Bilbo’s home, the Party Tree and other structures created for the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and Hobbit films. You can buy lunch at the Green Dragon pub used in the movie before returning to Tauranga.

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

LT58CS Tauranga & Rotorua Day Tour with Te Puia A full day tour, from Tauranga, to experience both the sights and geothermal wonders of Rotorua.In Rotorua enjoy a Maori cultural performance in an authentic Marae at Te Puia, see the native Kiwi bird in its nocturnal habitat. Sightseeing through Rotorua including the historic Bathhouse and Government Gardens, the Blue Baths and Polynesian Spa. The tour includes Tauranga and Mount Maunganui Sights.

PICTON LT63CS Marlborough Wine Tour A relaxing small group tour, maximum of 11 passengers, of the Marlborough Wine Region. Famous for its grassy, aromatic Sauvignon Blancs and full bodied oak barrelled Chardonnays together with a wide range of other wine varieties. Visiting 5-6 wineries with tastings. The tour will also visit the Makana Boutique Chocolate Factory with tastings.

WELLINGTON

DUNEDIN

LT61CS Wellington Half Day Sightseeing

LT62BCS Half Day Lord of the Rings City Tour

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

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

AKAROA

Tour LT70LCS Dunedin Sightseeing, Larnach Castle and Cadbury`s Chocolate Factory

LT71CS Taieri Gorge Railway & Dunedin Sightseeing

An unique opportunity to experience the very best Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula has to offer with a shore excursion including a visit to the Cadbury`s Chocolate factory and the Cadbury world experience with tastings of course. Then travel out onto the Otago Peninsula for a tour of Larnach Castle and its grounds. Your day concludes with sightseeing through Dunedin City taking in the highlights of the city with an entertaining and informative commentary.

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

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LT66CS Akaroa / Christchurch Tour with Antarctic Centre

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LT56CS Auckland Sightseeing, Harbour Cruise & Sky City LT55CS Auckland and West Coast Wine Tour LT59CS Hobbiton Day Tour

LT65CS Christchurch & Banks Peninsula Sightseeing

LT66CS Akaroa/Christchurch Tour with Antarctic Centre

LT58CS Tauranga & Rotorua Day Tour with Te Puia

A sightseeing tour, from Akaroa to Christchurch, with breathtaking scenery on-route of Akaroa Harbour, Lakes, Southern Alps and the Canterbury Plains. A stop at the Botanical Gardens followed by a tour of Christchurch’s old CBD and earthquake Damage. Stop at the cities container mall where there will be time for lunch The tour also takes in Sumner, Lyttleton Harbour and magnificent views from the Sign of the Takahe prior to returning to Akaroa.

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

LT61CS Wellington Half Day Sightseeing

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LT60CS Napier & Hawkes Bay Highlight Tour LT62BCS Half Day Lord of the Rings City Tour LT63CS Marlborough Wine Tour LT65CS Christchurch & Banks Peninsula Sightseeing

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