Page 1

THE

NEW ZEALAND BOOK 2016 - 2018

Valid until March 2018


CONTENTS 4 - 5 6 - 7 8 - 9 10 - 11 12 - 19 20 21 - 31 32 - 36 37 - 41 42 43 44 - 45 46 - 47 48 - 49 50 - 51 52

Welcome General Information Getting There Worldwide Stopovers Escorted Tours Driving Distances Guide Self Drive Holidays Car Rentals Motorhomes Coach & Airport Transfers Cook Strait by Ferry & Air Trains Accommodation Collections Boutique Stays Luxury Lodges New Zealand Shore Excursions

NEW ZEALAND BY REGION NORTH ISLAND 53 - 60 61 - 64 65 - 67 68 - 69 70 - 71 72 - 78 79 - 81 82 83 - 85 86 - 89

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

SOUTH ISLAND 90 - 95 96 - 97 98 - 99 100 - 104 105 - 110 111 - 114 115 - 125 126 - 129 130 - 133 134 - 137

Marlborough, Nelson & Picton Kaikoura Hanmer Springs Christchurch & Akaroa West Coast & The Glacier Region Wanaka Queenstown Fiordland, Southland & Stewart Island Dunedin Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo & Mackenzie Region

138 - 141 142 - 143 144 - 150 Pull Out 152

Guided Walks Just New Zealand Great Walks Independent Coach Tours Planning Itinerary & Map Conditions

All prices in UK Sterling

Scan this QR code for current specials & packages or visit www.anzcro.co.uk

Bridge to Nowhere, Whanganui National Park. Photo Credit: Visit Ruapehu


WE ARE THE EXPERTS Guaranteed prices at time of booking Selling New Zealand for over 20 years The world’s most comprehensive and experienced NZ Specialist Tailor-made itineraries each and every time Security - we are a fully licensed travel agent Special airline arrangements with 4 major Trans Tasman airlines Highly specialised reservation consultants with in-depth New Zealand knowledge

The biggest range of NZ accommodation, transport and sightseeing anywhere Client assistance and support through a fully owned ANZCRO office in New Zealand Winter touring, both ski and non-ski A host of options for first time travellers and families Non technical descriptions even first time travellers can comprehend Detailed itineraries, simple vouchers, maps and document wallets Access to ANZCRO exclusive deals


WELCOME

TO NEW ZEALAND NEW ZEALAND IS A HOLIDAY DESTINATION QUITE UNLIKE ANY OTHER Here you will find a land that is breathtakingly beautiful. A magical place where the air is pure and the lakes an unearthly shade of blue. Where majestic fiords wait to be explored and towering mountains cloak wide-open spaces of untouched wilderness. A mystical place of rolling hills, boiling mud pools, ancient rainforest, myths & legends. A land ANZCRO proudly call home. As one of the UK’s leading and most innovative travel specialists, we promise to show you the real New Zealand. With over 20 years experience and knowledge in arranging holidays for hundreds of thousands of travellers, ANZCRO’s expertise in organising meticulously planned itineraries will ensure that you end up with the holiday you want! ANZCRO is your one stop travel shop to New Zealand... we can co-ordinate all elements of your holiday including flights, stopovers, accommodation, sightseeing and tours from start to finish. Simply ask your travel agent to contact us for a free quotation & itinerary. ABTA No. W4337

4

WELCOME

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling


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

anywhere... but should you prefer to travel as part of a group, we can book all of New Zealand’s leading escorted coach tour companies and will find you the tour, small or large, that best suits your travel plans.

GETTING TO NEW ZEALAND Over a dozen airlines will fly you directly from the United Kingdom to New Zealand with most offering multiple stopovers en route in the United Arab Emirates, Asia, Australia, North America and the Pacific Islands. Airfares will vary depending on the time of year, your preferred airline and your chosen class of travel but ANZCRO will find you the best deal available that suits your travel needs… simply have your agent contact one of our travel specialists for details and prices.

ENJOY A STOPOVER ON YOUR WAY Unfortunately, there is no escaping the fact that New Zealand is about as far away from the United Kingdom as you can fly and the travel time is roughly the same whether you fly via the East or West. However, this means that you can take the opportunity to stopover in new and exotic destinations for very little extra. If time and budget allows, we strongly recommend taking advantage of the many stopover packages ANZCRO can offer.

With so much great product on offer, let us take away the stress of coming up with the perfect holiday. Whether you’re a first time traveller, visiting friends and relatives or a seasoned traveller returning for the second or third time and would like to see New Zealand by car, coach, motorhome, train or ferry, our expert consultants will be only too happy to tailormake an itinerary just for you! We offer the largest choice of accommodation, transport and sightseeing available

Are you celebrating a special occasion during your holiday? Or if you fancy spoiling yourself for a few nights, then ANZCRO can recommend and arrange for you to stay in some of New Zealand’s best boutique accommodation and luxury lodges. Relax in the stylish surroundings of these carefully selected properties, chosen for their spectacular location, excellent facilities, high levels of service, superior comfort and the friendliness of the host and staff. Only a small selection of the many luxury and boutique retreats available are highlighted in the brochure and we are happy to make recommendations for your chosen destination.

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

TAKE TO THE ROAD ON A SELF-DRIVE HOLIDAY

GREAT HOLIDAY IDEAS

TREAT YOURSELF TO SOMEWHERE SPECIAL

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

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

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

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

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

WELCOME

5


GENERAL

INFORMATION TIME ZONE

BANKING

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

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 in 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. Some are also during weekends. Automated Teller Machines (ATM) are widely available at banks, along main shopping streets & in malls. International credit cards & ATM cards will work as long as they have a four-digit PIN encoded. Check with your bank before leaving home. Credit cards are accepted throughout the country. Travellers cheques in any of the major currencies (British Pound, Euro, US Dollar, Australian Dollar) can be exchanged into New Zealand dollars on arrival & are accepted at hotels, banks & some stores.

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 NZ 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 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 25 Dec 16 & 17 Christmas Day 26-27 Dec 16 & 17 Boxing Day 1-2 Jan 17 & 18 New Year’s Day 6 Feb 17 & 18 Waitangi Day 14 Apr 17 Good Friday 17 Apr 17 Easter Monday 25 Apr 17 & 18 Anzac Day 5 Jun 17 Queen’s Birthday 23 Oct 17 Labour Day 30 Mar 18 Good Friday 2 Apr 18 Easter Monday

NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Primary, Intermediate & Secondary School 9 Jul 16 - 24 Jul 16 24 Sep 16 - 9 Oct 16 20 Dec 16 - 30 Jan - 7 Feb 17 14 Apr 17 - 30 Apr 17 8 Jul 17 - 23 Jul 17 30 Sep 17 - 15 Oct 17 (Guideline only)

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.

CLIMATE 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.

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

GENERAL INFORMATION

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 & 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.

IMPORTANT

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

6

DRIVING

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Travel Insurance vs Car Insurance - Personal travel insurance is a contract between the insurance company & YOU. It is NOT between the rental car company & 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.


ACCOMMODATION

RATINGS

Star ratings are approx. only & intended to help you gauge the level & type most suited to your needs. Wherever possible we have used the NZ 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 accomm. eg. 5 star motels will not have the same level of services or facilities as 5 star hotels. Some properties have a range of styles making them difficult to categorise.

Category

Description

Hotel

Generally has a licensed bar & 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 NZ? The ANZCRO team have many years’ experience in group travel arrangements and would love to help make this a seamless experience for you. We know coordinating groups can be a challenge 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 or small) · Conference Accommodation & Activities · Pre and Post Conference travel arrangements · Special Occasion or organised group tours & much more! We can help you plan your journey and provide you with an itinerary to suit your individual group requirements. Contact us at sales@anzcro.co.uk Ph (01872) 266 899

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

GENERAL INFORMATION

7


GETTING THERE

AIR NEW ZEALAND

SINGAPORE AIRLINES

Flying long-haul with Air New Zealand is an experience to savour. Enjoy award winning innovations and exceptional Kiwi service that puts your flying experience first.

The care and attention that Singapore Airlines gives to its customers has earned the airline many industry and travel awards over the years, including the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler’s ‘World’s Best Airline’ award for the 23rd time. It boasts one of the youngest, most modern and comfortable aircraft fleets in the world. Singapore Airlines’ success has been fuelled by its dedication to customer service.

With ten gateways between London and New Zealand, Air New Zealand offers more stopover destinations than any other carrier between London and New Zealand. You can choose to travel with Air New Zealand from London to Los Angeles and onwards to Auckland on their flagship B777-300ER aircraft. Or fly from London with one of their airline partners via Asia or North America to pick up an Air New Zealand flight onto New Zealand. Onboard, Economy travellers enjoy comfortable, slim-line seating with sculpted upholstering, 9-inch HD touch screen entertainment and great cuisine complemented with premium New Zealand wines. The Premium Economy* cabin offers ample space for you to stretch out and relax. Boasting a 41-42-inch seat pitch, 9-inch recline and 5-inch individual arm rest, you can comfortably sit back, relax and enjoy the vast array of inflight entertainment on your 11-inch HD touch screen. Should you choose to travel Business Premier, you will enjoy luxurious 22 inch wide leather armchairs that convert to a fully lie-flat bed measuring 6’7.5”, complete with thick memory foam mattress, fluffy duvet and full size pillows. And you’ll benefit from those little extras including priority boarding and check-in, additional luggage allowance and lounge access.

In-flight menus in all classes of service offer gourmet meals created by a panel of internationally renowned chefs, and all customers can enjoy the carrier’s stateof-the-art in-flight entertainment system, which offers passengers one of the industry’s widest choice of movies, music and games. Singapore Airlines offers multiple services daily from London Heathrow to its Singapore hub, in addition five flights a week departure from Manchester. Convenient onward connections to both Auckland and Christchurch are available with both Singapore Airlines & their partner, Air New Zealand from the worldrenowned Changi Airport.

Economy Skycouch™ Economy Cabin

Business Premier *From February 2017, Air New Zealand’s 777-300ER will be undergoing a progressive refurbishment. Expected to be completed by November 2017, during this time you may experience either Air New Zealand’s new Premium Economy or Premium Economy Spaceseat™

8

GETTING THERE

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Premium Economy

Business Class


QANTAS

EMIRATES

When it comes to travelling to Australia & New Zealand, Qantas believes your journey should be as memorable as the destination. As you step on board the Qantas A380 you will experience an exceptional level of personal service, with style and relaxation and a superior product offering as well as a wide range of in-flight entertainment.

Emirates flies 18 times daily to Dubai from a choice of six UK airports, offering convenient onward connections to over 150 worldwide destinations. With one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world, Emirates offers passengers world-class service from multi-national, multi-lingual cabin crew; regionally inspired gourmet cuisine and up to 2,500 channels of award-winning entertainment - plus phone, SMS and email connectivity from every seat. On the ground, First Class and Business Class passengers can take advantage of a complimentary Chauffeurdrive service, expedited check-in, dedicated baggage handling and luxurious lounges - ensuring a seamless journey from start to finish.

From London Heathrow, the award-winning Qantas A380 flies twice daily: once to Sydney and once to Melbourne, both via the dynamic hub of Dubai, with onward connections to Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch. Customize your trip, get a great deal & enjoy substantial savings on your Australian and New Zealand domestic flights when you book the Qantas Walkabout Pass at the same time as your international ticket.

On flights originating from Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham, passengers can experience the magnificent Emirates A380. This revolutionary superjumbo features Private Suites and Shower Spas in First Class, an on-board Lounge and flat-bed seats in Business Class as well as room to stretch out and relax in Economy Class with Wi-Fi* available throughout. Economy class passengers also enjoy the benefit of a generous 30kg checked luggage allowance. Cementing its place as one of the world’s leading international airlines, Emirates has been awarded the highly coveted ‘World’s Best Airline’ award by Skytrax at the 2015 World Airline Awards and for a record eleventh year in a row, has won the ‘World’s Best Inflight Entertainment’ category. *Wi-fi available only on certain aircrafts

Qantas A380 Economy

Cabin Crew

Qantas A380 Premium Economy

Business Class

Qantas A380 Business

Economy Cabin

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

GETTING THERE

9


WORLDWIDE

STOPOVERS

3 day stopover from

3 day stopover from

£210*pp

£115*pp

SINGAPORE

KUALA LUMPUR

Singapore is a thriving cosmopolitan city brimming with diversity & blending a fascinating mix of culture, language, arts & architecture. Find your way to the ethnic quarters of Chinatown, Kampong Glam, Little India, Joo Chiat and Katong where your senses will be treated to a myriad of experiences.

Explore this capital city with its bubbling, bustling melting pot of people from all walks of life. Head out to experience the amazing mix of Asian foods before enjoying shopping in the modern malls or treasure hunting in the street markets.

3 DAY/2 NIGHT SINGAPORE STOPOVER

3 DAY/2 NIGHT KUALA LUMPUR STOPOVER

Based on 2 adults sharing, including 2 nights 3* accommodation, transfers & city tour.

Based on 2 adults sharing, including 2 nights 3* accommodation, transfers & city tour.

3 day stopover from

3 day stopover from

£175*pp

£188*pp

HONG KONG

DUBAI

One of the most fascinating cities in the world will capture you as soon as you arrive. Enjoy the sophistication of the west with the charm of the East. Take a tram to Victoria Peak or head to Macau on a high speed ferry.

This is a city of true contrasts, old vs new and has to be seen to be believed. Indulge at some of the best malls in the world where you’re spoilt for choice, sit back and relax on the beach or adventure out into the desert dunes.

3 DAY/2 NIGHT HONG KONG STOPOVER

3 DAY/2 NIGHT DUBAI STOPOVER

Based on 2 adults sharing, including 2 nights 3* accommodation, transfers & city tour.

Based on 2 adults sharing, including 2 nights 3* accommodation, transfers & city tour.

10

WORLDWIDE STOPOVERS

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling


3 day stopover from

6 day stopover from

£261*pp

£630*pp

USA / LOS ANGELES

TAHITI

Break your journey at this popular U.S City so you can rub shoulders with the stars. Head out to view some of the cities famous landmarks such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Venice Beach, Santa Monica and Universal Studios.

Welcome to Paradise. With 118 individual islands and a history of visitors from faraway lands that never leave, diversity of people, cuisine, art, terrain, wildlife and language tell the story of French Polynesia.

3 DAY/2 NIGHT LOS ANGELES STOPOVER

6 DAY/5 NIGHT TAHITI STOPOVER

Based on 2 adults sharing, including 2 nights 3* accommodation, transfers & city tour.

Based on 2 adults sharing, including 5 nights 3* accommodation, transfers & city tour.

6 day stopover from

6 day stopover from

£493*pp

* £267 pp

COOK ISLANDS

FIJI

For endless adventures, stunning lagoons and warm tropical days, look no further than the Cook Islands. From surf to safaris; from waterfalls to wake-boarding; from pampering to paddle boarding; from nightlife to night-markets.

You’ll love this group of islands with its unspoilt beaches and dazzling blue lagoons however what makes it really stand out is the friendliness of the locals, nothing it too much and you are always greeted with a smiling face. Set your clock to Fiji time.

6 DAY/5 NIGHT COOK ISLANDS STOPOVER

6 DAY/5 FIJI STOPOVER

Based on 2 adults sharing, including 5 nights 3* accommodation, transfers & city Tour.

Based on 2 adults sharing, including 5 nights 3* accommodation & transfers.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

WORLDWIDE STOPOVERS

11


SOLO TRAVELLERS If you’re travelling alone, you are welcome to purchase your tour on a twin share basis and Kirra will endeavour to match you with another single traveller of the same gender. If Kirra is 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. Please note, the share twin option for solo travellers is not available on small group tours.

SMALL GROUP & CLASSIC TOURING

ESCORTED

TOURS

Kirra Tours have been creating memorable New Zealand touring holidays for nearly 50 years. Their escorted coach holidays and small group tours are a great way to sit back, relax and let someone else do the driving whilst you meet and share experiences with new friends from all over the world.

Kirra’s collection of small group tours provides the ultimate touring experience. With no more than 24 guests on each departure, you’ll enjoy a relaxed and more intimate style of touring packed with exclusive inclusions and special highlights. The Classic series, with a mazimum of 48 guests, is the more traditional coach holiday and is very popular, having been operating for over 45 years. These tours feature all the inclusions at a relaxed, well balanced pace for those wanting to see New Zealand from top to bottom. We have featured only a small selection of the many Kirra tours on offer and we will be only too happy to find you the best tour that suits your wish list and budget.

BOOK EARLY & SAVE Many travellers plan their holiday well in advance and if you would like to book your tour early, then we can help you save money. Book and pay in full for your tour by 30 April 17 for tours departing after 01 October ’17 and save 5% on the price of any Kirra Tour. That’s a great saving and means more spending money for you to take on holiday! (Note: discount not valid with any other offer).

QUALITY ACCOMMODATION & FABULOUS FOOD Accommodation is usually high up on the list of importance on any holiday. At the end of a day’s travel or activities, you’ll want to freshen up and relax in a hotel that is welcoming, centrally located and offering superior levels of comfort. Kirra have carefully chosen the properties that feature on their various tours so they meet with your expectations and Kirra’s high standards of quality and service. In addition to the many sumptuous evening meals that are included in your tour price, some specialty dinners are also featured. These include a traditional Maori Hangi (feast) and Cultural Performance, a Haggis Ceremony, 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.

FANTASTIC SIGHTSEEING INCLUSIONS Holidays are traditionally a great time to try something new but experience has shown that some of the best things in life often involve the unexpected. It is important to have the right balance between a full, well organised itinerary and the freedom to do your own thing. All tours include the ‘must-see’ highlights of New Zealand, plus much more yet still provide ample time and flexibility for your own personal exploration.

TRAVEL IN COMFORT Kirra 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 5 star vehicles, all fitted with individual seatbelts for your safety.

THE VERY BEST COACH CAPTAINS Your Coach Captain can often make the difference between a good tour and a great holiday experience. Kirra’s 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 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 ANZCRO for extra dates.

12

ESCORTED TOURS

Please ask your travel agent for a FREE copy of the Kirra Tours brochure

New

Escorted Coach Touring Holid ays Luxury Sma Group Jour ll neys Guarante ed Departure Dates 100% New Zeal and Owned & Operated

2016 - 201 7 49th Edit ion

www.kirrato

Valid 01

urs.com.au

Sep 16 to

30 Sep 17

1

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling


13 DAY SOUTHERN SENSATIONS

Kenepuru Sound 2

Blenheim Greymouth Franz Josef

» 12 nights premium hotel and lodge accommodation » Full breakfasts daily, 2 lunches & 6 dinners » Travel by 5 star luxury touring coach » Accompanied throughout by professional Coach Captain » Hotel porterage » Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival & departure

Wanaka Milford Sound

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. 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.

DAY 4 - BLENHEIM, KAIKOURA (B)

» 4 night stay in majestic Queenstown

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.

» Stunning Kenepuru Sound

Stay: White Morph Heritage, Boutique Collection

» Spectacular Kaikoura

DAY 5 - LAKE TEKAPO, AORAKI MT COOK (B,D)

» 2 night stopovers in Christchurch, Marlborough Sounds & Mt Cook

» World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park

» Dine at some of New Zealand’s leading wineries

Travel south across the Canterbury Plains and stop at beautiful Lake Tekapo to view the tiny 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.

» Scenic Mussel cruise to Raetihi Lodge

Stay: Mt Cook Hermitage Hotel (2 nights)

» Tasman Glacier Explorer boat expedition

DAY 6 - TASMAN GLACIER EXPEDITION (B,D)

» Beautiful Southern Lakes region » Twin glaciers of Fox & Franz Josef » Scenic Coastal Pacific train journey

» Spectacular Milford Sound Nature Cruise » World famous TranzAlpine train » Free use of Raetihi Lodge kayaks, mountain bikes, dinghies & fishing tackle » Lake Tekapo & Church of the Good Shepherd » Entry to Sir Edmund Hilary Alpine Centre » Historic Arrowtown

TOUR ITINERARY

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. Optional ski-plane and helicopter flights are available subject to weather conditions.

Set beneath the rugged Crown Range is Arrowtown, a fascinating collection of mining cottages with an atmosphere straight out of last century. Enjoy time to stroll through this historic village. On to Amisfield Winery & Bistro overlooking Lake Hayes and back dropped by the Remarkables mountain range. Enjoy a relaxing lunch featuring their signature “Trust the Chef” menu, their famous shared dining experience with dishes selected by the chef based on fresh produce available on the day.

Stay: Raetihi Lodge (2 nights)

Christchurch

4

Te Anau

Queenstown

waterfalls, rainforests and towering mountains, including the awesome Mitre Peak. Wildlife includes dolphins, seals, penguins & albatross when in season. *** Overnight cruises on Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound are also available today subject to availability - ask us for details ***

DAY 10 - EXPLORE QUEENSTOWN & SURROUNDS (B) Enjoy a free day to experience this magnificent resort. 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.

DAY 11 - WANAKA, FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER (B,D) There is time to wander around the resort 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). Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef

DAY 12 - SPECTACULAR TRANZ ALPINE TRAIN, CHRISTCHURCH (B,D) Head north along the dramatic West Coast, steeped in history dating back to the gold rush era of the 1800’s. This afternoon, we board the TranzAlpine train for a coast to coast rail adventure through the Southern Alps, rated as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. On arrival we transfer to our resort hotel for a farewell dinner. Stay: Peppers Clearwater Resort

DAY 13 - DEPART CHRISTCHURCH (B)

Stay: Heritage Queenstown Hotel (4 nights)

DAY 8 - ARROWTOWN, AMISFIELD WINERY (B,L)

This morning, join the scenic Coastal Pacific train to Blenheim. On arrival, you will be transferred to Havelock where you join the main tour party and board our vessel for the scenic cruise to our remote resort located in the stunning Kenepuru Sound.

2

Mt Cook

Travel through the MacKenzie Country before beginning the assent over the Lindis Pass and emerging into the lush green farmland that surrounds the spectacular alpine village of Queenstown, regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination.

‘Haere Mai’ .... Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your city hotel.

DAY 2 - COASTAL PACIFIC TRAIN, MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS (B,D)

r

1

Your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Christchurch airport to connect with your onward flight home.

DAY 7 - LINDIS PASS, QUEENSTOWN (B)

DAY 1 - ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH Stay: Rendezvous Hotel

Kaikoura

2

13 day Luxury Small Group Tour from Christchurch to Christchurch

HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS

1

DAY 9 - MILFORD SOUND NATURE CRUISE (B,L) The 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

2017-18 DEPARTURE DATES 2017: Jan 18; Feb 08, 22; Mar 08; Apr 05, 19; Oct 28; Nov 25 2018: Jan 13, 27; Feb 10, 24; Mar 17, 31; Apr 14 Price per person from Twin share Single room traveller

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

£3,815 £5,259

ESCORTED TOURS

13


20 DAY NEW ZEALAND ODYSSEY

20 day Luxury Small Group Tour from Auckland to Christchurch

HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS » 19 nights premium hotel and lodge accommodation » Full breakfasts daily, 3 lunches & 9 dinners » Travel by 5 star luxury touring coach » Accompanied throughout by professional Coach Captain » Hotel porterage » Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival & departure » 2 night stopovers in Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Wellington, the Marlborough Sounds & Mt Cook » 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 » Dine at some of New Zealand’s leading wineries » Traditional Maori Hangi (feast) & Cultural Evening » Exclusive Lake Rotoiti cruise » Scenic Mussel cruise to Raetihi Lodge » Tasman Glacier Explorer boat expedition » Spectacular Milford Sound Nature Cruise » World famous TranzAlpine train » Cruise by ferry to Waiheke Island » Tour the famous Hobbiton Movie set » Blue & Green Lakes, Te Wairoa Buried Village » Wairakei Geothermal region & mighty Huka Falls » Guided Art Deco Walk, Napier » Interislander ferry cruise to Picton » Free use of Raetihi Lodge kayaks, mountain bikes, dinghies & fishing tackle » Lake Tekapo & Church of the Good Shepherd » Entry to Sir Edmund Hilary Alpine Centre

TOUR ITINERARY DAY 1 - ARRIVE AUCKLAND ‘Haere Mai’ .... Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival, you will be transferred to our downtown city hotel. Stay: Stamford Plaza Hotel (2 nights)

DAY 6 - AT LEISURE IN THE 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 2 - WAIHEKE ISLAND, DEVONPORT (B,L) After a leisurely start to the day, a brief ferry ride brings us to Waiheke Island, a haven for vineyards, olive groves, art galleries and sandy beaches. Enjoy a special lunch at the beautiful Mudbrick Winery with its spectacular views over the Hauraki Gulf looking back to the city skyline. Later this afternoon, there is the opportunity to visit the historic and trendy seaside village of Devonport.

DAY 3 - HOBBITON, ROTORUA (B,D) Travel south to Matamata, home to the famous Hobbiton Movie Set. Situated on private farmland, you’ll be treated to a fun and interesting guided tour before continuing on to the geothermal city of Rotorua. Tonight, enjoy a lakeside BBQ at our hotel. Stay: Millennium Hotel Rotorua (2 nights)

DAY 4 - EXCLUSIVE LAKE ROTOITI CRUISE & 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) 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. Stay: The Crown Hotel (2 nights)

DAY 7 - WAIRARAPA, WELLINGTON (B) 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.

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 cruise to our remote resort 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)

14

ESCORTED TOURS

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling


DAY 10 - 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. 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.

DAY 11 - 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

DAY 12 - LAKE TEKAPO, AORAKI MT COOK (B,D) Travel south across the Canterbury Plains and stop at beautiful Lake Tekapo to view the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd. Then travel up the western side of Lake Pukaki to the Mt Cook National Park, a World Heritage listed site. The park covers over 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery Stay: Mt Cook Hermitage Hotel (2 nights)

DAY 13 - TASMAN GLACIER EXPEDITION (B,D) Today we experience the Tasman Glacier in the most unique way possible. An experienced guide will whisk you away in a stable MAC Boat to explore the melting ice-face of the Tasman Glacier. Get up close to touch & 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 are available subject to weather conditions.

DAY 14 - LINDIS PASS, QUEENSTOWN (B)

DAY 18 - WANAKA, FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER (B,D)

Travel through the MacKenzie Country before beginning the assent over the Lindis Pass and emerging into the lush green farmland that surrounds the spectacular alpine village of Queenstown, regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination.

There is time to wander around the resort 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).

Stay: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel (4 nights)

DAY 15 - ARROWTOWN, AMISFIELD WINERY (B,L)

Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef

Set beneath the rugged Crown Range is Arrowtown, a fascinating collection of mining cottages with an atmosphere straight out of last century. Enjoy time to stroll through this historic village. On to Amisfield Winery & Bistro overlooking Lake Hayes and back dropped by the Remarkables mountain range. Enjoy a relaxing lunch featuring their signature “Trust the Chef” menu, their famous shared dining experience with dishes selected by the chef based on fresh produce available on the day.

DAY 19 - SPECTACULAR TRANZALPINE TRAIN, CHRISTCHURCH (B,D)

DAY 16 - MILFORD SOUND NATURE CRUISE (B,L)

Stay: Peppers Clearwater Resort

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.

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.

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.

*** Overnight cruises on Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound are also available today subject to availability - ask us for details *** Auckland

DAY 17 - QUEENSTOWN & SURROUNDS (B)

2

Matamata 2

Enjoy a free day to experience this magnificent resort. 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.

Rotorua Lake Taupo 2

Kenepuru Sound Greymouth Franz Josef

1

2

2

Napier

Wellington

Blenheim 1

Kaikoura

r Mt Cook

1

Christchurch

2

Wanaka Milford Sound Te Anau

4

Queenstown

2017-18 DEPARTURE DATES 2017: Jan 11; Feb 01, 15; Mar 01, 29; Apr 12; Oct 21; Nov 18 2018: Jan 06, 20; Feb 03, 17; Mar 10, 24; Apr 07

Price per person from Twin share

£5,575

Single room traveller

£7,679

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

ESCORTED TOURS

15


18 DAY CLASSIC PANORAMA 18 days Auckland to Christchurch

HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS » 17 nights accommodation in superior hotels » 17 fully cooked breakfasts (B) & 15 dinners (D)

TOUR ITINERARY DAY 1 - ARRIVE AUCKLAND

» Travel by luxury touring coach

Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your hotel.

» Services of a professional Coach Captain

Stay: Rydges Auckland

» Hotel porterage » Complimentary private airport transfers

DAY 2 - AUCKLAND, PAIHIA (B,D)

» Historic Bay of Islands

» World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park

Drive north to Paihia in the Bay of Islands. Meet your local Maori guide who will provide an insight and history of the Bay of Islands, before visiting Waitangi,the birthplace of New Zealand. Here, you will take a self guided tour through the Treaty House, the Maori Meeting House and war canoe. This afternoon, enjoy a launch cruise to the Cape Brett Lighthouse and ‘Hole in the Rock’.

» Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South

Stay: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (2 nights)

» Thermal Wonderland of Rotorua » Napier, the Art Deco Capital of the World » Wellington, the nation’s capital

» Fiordland National Park » Spectacular Southern Lakes region » West Coast Glacier region » Authentic Maori Village, Hangi & Cultural Performance » Milford Sound Scenic Cruise » Coast to Coast TranzAlpine train journey » City tours of Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch » Entry to Waitangi Treaty Grounds » Cape Brett ‘Hole in the Rock’ Cruise » Entry to Auckland Sky Tower » Agrodome Farm Show » Rainbow Springs Park » Skyline Gondola & Luge » Locally guided Art Deco walking tour » Interislander Ferry Crossing » The Olde Malthouse Blenheim Tasting & Dinner » International Antarctic Centre » Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre » Traditional Scottish Haggis Ceremony » Guided tour of Larnach Castle » Walter Peak Cruise & Dinner

Stay: Ibis Wellington Hotel

DAY 8 - PICTON, BLENHEIM (B,D) Enjoy some free time this morning to explore Wellington before boarding the Interislander Ferry for the scenic cruise across Cook Strait. Upon arrival into the picturesque fishing village of Picton, rejoin your coach for the short journey south to Blenheim. This evening, dine at The Olde Malthouse. Enjoy a guided tour and discover the rich and fascinating history of this 1858 building, as well as tasting some Marlborough wines and Renaissance Craft beers. Stay: Scenic Hotel Marlborough

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 9 - KAIKOURA, CHRISTCHURCH (B,D)

DAY 4 - AUCKLAND, ROTORUA (B,D)

Stay: Rendezvous Hotel

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)

DAY 5 - ROTORUA SIGHTSEEING (B,D) Today begins with a visit to the Agrodome to see a unique New Zealand farm show. This is followed by a visit to Rainbow Springs to learn about native flora and fauna, including the famous Kiwi bird. The spectacular Skyline Gondola 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.

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

ESCORTED TOURS

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.

DAY 3 - EXPLORE THE BAY OF ISLANDS (B,D)

DAY 6 - LAKE TAUPO, NAPIER (B,D)

16

DAY 7 - WAIRARAPA, WELLINGTON (B,D)

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Hug the coastline south to Kaikoura, a coastal town nestled between the Kaikoura Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean. Continue over the Hundalee Ranges and on to Christchurch. On arrival, visit the International Antarctic Centre and enjoy a brief tour of Christchurch and its surrounds.


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 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. Prior to dinner this evening you will be treated to a traditional Scottish Haggis Ceremony complete with piper, address to the Haggis and gift. 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)

DAY 14 - TE ANAU, QUEENSTOWN (B,D)

DAY 18 - DEPART CHRISTCHURCH (B)

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.

It is time to bid farewell to all your new found friends before being transferred to Christchurch Airport to connect with your onward flight. Bay of Islands

2

Stay: Copthorne Lakefront Hotel & Resort (2 nights) Auckland

DAY 15 - AT LEISURE IN QUEENSTOWN (B) Today is a free day to experience this magnificent resort. 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.

2

1

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.

Greymouth

*** Overnight cruises on Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound are also available today subject to availability - ask us for details ***

Te Anau

Head north along the dramatic West Coast, steeped in history dating back to the gold rush era of the 1800’s. 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 though the Southern Alps, over massive viaducts, river valleys and gorges. Stay: Sudima Christchurch Hotel

2

Wellington

Blenheim

Kaikoura r

1

Mt Cook 1

Milford Sound

2

Christchurch

Omarama

Wanaka

2

Queenstown 1

2017-18 DEPARTURE DATES

Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

DAY 17 - TRANZALPINE, CHRISTCHURCH (B,D)

Napier

Masterton 1

1

DAY 16 - HAAST PASS, FRANZ JOSEF (B,D)

DAY 13 - MILFORD SOUND CRUISE (B,D)

Rotorua Lake Taupo

Franz Josef

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.

1

2017: Jan 10; Feb 07, 14, 28: Mar 07, 14, 28; May 02; Sep 12, 26; Oct 01, 24; Nov 07, 21, 28; Dec 11 2018: Jan 09, 23, 30; Feb 13, 20, 27; Mar 13, 20, 27; Apr 10, 24

Price per person from Twin share Single room traveller

£3,739 £4,879

North Island & South Island only tours are available. Please contact us for itineraries, dates & prices

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

ESCORTED TOURS

17


15 DAY CLASSIC EXPLORER 15 days Christchurch to Auckland

HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS » 14 nights accommodation in superior hotels » 14 fully cooked breakfasts (B) & 12 dinners (D)

TOUR ITINERARY DAY 1 - ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH

» Services of a professional Coach Captain

“Haere Mai”.... Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your hotel.

» Hotel porterage

Stay: Rendezvous Hotel

» Complimentary private airport transfers

DAY 2 - MT COOK, OMARAMA (B,D)

» Travel by luxury touring coach

» World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park

» Wellington, the nation’s capital

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

» Thermal Wonderland of Rotorua

Stay: Heritage Gateway Hotel

» Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South » Fiordland National Park » Spectacular Southern Lakes District » West Coast Glaciers

» Stunning Coromandel Peninsula

DAY 3 - MOERAKI BOULDERS, DUNEDIN (B,D)

» Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

» Hobbiton Movie Set & Farm Tour

Travel down the Waitaki Valley to Oamaru. Stop to view the mystical Moeraki Boulders, then continue on to Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South. Enjoy a brief city orientation tour on arrival. The afternoon is free for you to experience some of the many optional sightseeing activities available.

» Driving Creek Railway, Coromandel

Stay: Scenic Dunedin City Hotel

» Coast to Coast TranzAlpine train journey » Coastal Pacific Train » Authentic Maori Village, Hangi & Cultural Performance

» City tours of Christchurch, Wellington & Auckland » Guided tour of Larnach Castle » Skyline Gondola & Dinner, Queenstown » Yealands Estate Winery tour & tasting » Interislander Ferry Crossing » Agrodome Farm Show » Te Puia Thermal Reserve

18

ESCORTED TOURS

DAY 4 - CENTRAL OTAGO, TE ANAU (B,D)

DAY 5 MILFORD SOUND, QUEENSTOWN (B,D) Follow the Eglinton and Hollyford Valleys 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. This afternoon, travel on to New Zealand’s premier holiday destination, Queenstown. 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 (2 nights)

DAY 6 AT LEISURE IN QUEENSTOWN (B) Today is a free day to experience this magnificent resort. 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, cruise Lake Wakatipu on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, 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 7 - HAAST PASS, FRANZ JOSEF (B,D)

Enjoy spectacular views across the Otago Peninsula as you travel to Larnach Castle. On your guided tour, learn about its tragic and mysterious history. Depart Dunedin and head inland, crossing rich farmlands to the agricultural towns of Gore and Lumsden, before arriving at the shores of Lake Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park.

Pass picturesque Lake Hayes on the way to Arrowtown, an area steeped in fascinating history relating to early settlement and the gold mining era. Stop at 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 West Coast, home to the twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef.

Stay: Distinction Luxmore Hotel

Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling


DAY 8 - TRANZALPINE TRAIN, CHRISTCHURCH (B,D) Head north along the dramatic West Coast, steeped in history dating back to the gold rush era of the 1800’s. 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: Rendezvous Hotel

DAY 9 - KAIKOURA, BLENHEIM (B,D) An early start this morning as we board the Coastal Pacific train for the journey to the small seaside village of Kaikoura located on a narrow strip of coastline with the Kaikoura Mountains to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east. Time to explore before rejoining your coach and driving on to Blenheim. A short tour of the region includes a visit to Yealands Estate. Enjoy a hosted tour of the winery where you will learn about and taste the range of famous Marlborough wines. Stay: Scenic Marlborough Hotel

DAY 10 - PICTON, WELLINGTON (B,D) A short drive brings us to the picturesque fishing village of Picton. Board the Interislander ferry and cruise through the spectacular Queen Charlotte Sound into Cook Strait. 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: Ibis Wellington Hotel

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) 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.

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. At the quaint township of Coromandel, ride the famous Driving Creek narrow gauge railway to a fascinating artist colony. On to Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’ and enjoy a farewell dinner tonight with your new found friends. Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel

DAY 15 - DEPART AUCKLAND (B) Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Auckland airport to connect with your onward flight.

Auckland

1

Pauanui

1

Matamata 2

Rotorua Lake Taupo

1

Picton 1

Greymouth Franz Josef

1

1

Kaikoura

r

r Mt Cook

2

Christchurch

Omarama

1

Milford Sound Te Anau

Wellington

Blenheim

Wanaka

2

Queenstown 1

Dunedin

2017-18 DEPARTURE DATES 2017: Jan 08; Feb 05,12, 26; Mar 05,12; Apr 09; Sep 24: Oct 08, 22; Nov 05,19, 26 2018: Jan 07, 21, 28; Feb 11, 18, 25; Mar 11, 18, 25; Apr 08, 22

Price per person from Twin share Single room traveller

£3,395 £4,545

North Island & South Island only tours are available. Please contact us for itineraries, dates & prices Itinerary will change slightly from Sep ’17. Please ask ANZCRO for details.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

ESCORTED TOURS

19


DRIVING DISTANCES - NORTH ISLAND

Cape Reinga 72

Auckland miles hrs

2:0 0

Gisborne miles hrs

Bay of Islands Kaitaia

245

Hamilton miles

5.40

hrs

Paihia 0:2

0

79 1.55

54 1:2 0

14

370 7.10

4 0:5 2 5

509

277

Kaitaia miles

11.40

6.20

hrs

263

134

184

6.00

3.25

4.15

222

363

143

424

256

New Plymouth miles

5.05

8.20

3.20

9.50

6.15

hrs

328

245

249

530

111

145

Palmerston miles

7.40

5.35

5.45

12.15

2.40

3.30

hrs

150

463

229

68

413

371

3.15

10.30

5.15

1.40

9.25

8.30

145

178

66

344

140

186

211

292

Rotorua miles

3.35

4.05

1.40

7.55

3.10

4.15

4.50

6.45

hrs

174

206

95

372

89

184

155

357

51

4.05

4.45

2.10

8.35

2.05

4.15

3.35

7.20

1.00

128

185

66

326

186

191

259

278

55

104

Tauranga miles

2.45

4.15

1.30

7.30

4.15

4.25

6.00

6.20

1.30

2.25

hrs

71

257

66

273

216

211

289

221

98

127

71

1.45

5.50

1.45

6.10

5.00

4.50

6.40

5.00

2.35

2.55

1.40

10

199 4.35

64 0 1:3

Dargaville

10.40 hrs

Whangarei

36 5 0:5

1 0 2:0

Napier miles

Warkworth 41 1:00 64 1:45

32 0:35

36 0:45

47 0:55

Hamilton

94 2.30

49 1:05

New Plymouth

3.05 hrs

51 0:55

Taumarunui

1:0

485

73

329

185

345

138

157

191

236

235

Wairoa miles

11.40

1.45

10.00

4.30

9.30

4.40

4.15

6.00

7.00

4.30

hrs

282

291

203

483

157

102

46

431

189

138

273

298

170

316

Wanganui miles

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

1:2

65 0

Hawera 1:1

334

331

608

201

221

90

553

287

236

340

363

294

281

121

Wellington miles

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

miles

106

413

184

96

364

324

436

44

251

275

234

173

229

389

389

511

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

56

5

35 0:40 0:4 31 0

11.45 hrs

5 1:1 8 0

DRIVING DISTANCE 24 0:25

73

17 0:25

80 1:45 80

33 0:45 52 1:15

54 0 1:0

Ashburton

5

5

Akaroa

Oamaru

43 0:55

107 2:20

35

Milton 15

0:2

0:4

Picton miles

5

Queenstown miles

5

Stewart Island

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

515

Te Anau miles

106

hrs

2.25

Wanaka miles

170

73

hrs

3.55

1.50

614

9.35

350

245

302

8.05

5.40

6.55

73

342

158

212

2.30

7.50

3.40

4.40

197

92

263

332

394

hrs

4.30

2.15

6.00

7.40

9.05

275

478

357

135

360

551

hrs 174 4.00

6.10

11.00

8.15

3.05

8.15

12.45

335 7.40

534 12.15

421 9.40

255 5.50

480 672 11.05 15.25

342

270

224

326

309

204

200

399

7.50

6.30

5.05

7.50

7.05

4.35

4.45

9.20

712

623

469

70

418

1.35

9.50

570 637

14.05 14.40 480

416

5.10

hrs

hrs 11.45 13.00

Balclutha

244

hrs

Haast miles

hrs 10.45 16.20 14.15

21

66 1:20 50 1:00

38 5 0:4

Gore

Dunedin miles

Mt Cook miles Nelson miles

Dunedin

4.25

Invercargill miles Milford Sound miles hrs

1:30

75 2:05

3 0:4 8 5

191

hrs

hrs hrs

Timaru

Cromwell 2 0:2 0 5

Christchurch miles

Franz Josef miles Greymouth miles

53 1:05

5 1:0

1:2

66

0

1:3

Christchurch

0:5

47

86 1:45 65 1:1 5

Blenheim miles hrs

Kaikoura

5

47 0:55

0:2

18 0:18

29 0 0:3

88 2:00

DRIVING DISTANCES - SOUTH ISLAND

1:4

55

6

1:0

5 1:1 5 5 53 1:10

64 1:35

11 0:15

0

15 90

0

2:1

9

Tekapo

Hanmer Springs

Waipara

6

Methven

0:0

5

Masterton

32 0:45

14 0

30 0 0:3

Mt Hutt

Omarama

83 0 1:4

48

Invercargill

DRIVING DISTANCES

56 1:20

Alexandra

Lumsden

20

28

0

9

31 0:50

63 0 1:3

Picton Blenheim

101 2:10

Murchison

Springs Junction

3:3

Mount Cook

Twizel

38 0:40

Queenstown

17

Woodville 0:25 Palmerston North

52 0 1:1

Kumara

52 0:35

90 2:30 44

0:5

0:4

49 5 1:0

Greymouth

92 5 2:1

Wanaka

Te Anau

Reefton

72 1:35

80 5 1:5

62 1:35

Punakaiki

Fox Glacier

70 0 1:2

Waipukurau 50 0 1:0

Wellington

30 0 0:3

Westport

Franz Josef

Milford Sound

Doubtful Sound

Motueka Nelson

Karamea

Hokitika

Haast

Wairoa

Napier

Bulls 30 5 0:2

Whangarei miles

Cape Farewell

73 1:45

Hawke Bay

Taihape

Levin

Takaka

Turangi

Waiouru

Wanganui 27 35 0:

410 9.25

17 0:20

Ohakune

89 0 2:3

204 5.30

Gisborne 61 5 1:2

18 0:25

61 1.25

46 0:55

283 6.25

40 0

43 5

102 2.35

Opotiki

0:5

103 2.45

3 0:4 2 0

275 7.15

53 5

211 6.20

1 4:4 40 0

1:0

114 3.30

Rotorua

57 1:00

191 5.05

10 2:3 2 5

327 9.00

36 0:50

89 5 2:1

47 1.15

91 0 2:3

Whakatane 53 1:05

Taupo

48 1:00

271 7.30

62 1:15

Waitomo miles

113

124

103 2:30

Bay of Plenty

61 1:20

52 1:15

hrs

40 5 0:5

Tirau

Waitomo Caves Te Kuiti

Thames miles

3.10

34 0:4 5

Hicks Bay

Tauranga 55 1:20

hrs

5 1:0 2 0

22 0:45

Taupo miles

Paeroa

4 1:0 7 0

Pokeno

17 0:25

11.00 hrs

MAP

Whitianga 60 1:36

Thames

112 3:00

Auckland

Paihia miles

483

65 1:3 0

465

527

11.05 12.05

688

569

15.50 13.05

375

184

308

488

272

73

8.40

4.10

6.40

11.20

6.20

1.45

417

224

330

434

209

18

9.35

5.00

7.35

10.00

4.50

.25

168

186

117

163

362

251

176

302

493

3.50

4.10

2.40

3.45

8.20

5.45

4.05

6.55

11.20

267

75

99

260

482

348

180

404

603

6.10

1.45

2.25

6.00

10.35

8.00

4.10

9.15

13.50

126

246

177

90

291

178

171

263

463

2.55

5.40

4.05

2.05

6.40

4.05

3.55

6.04

10.40

591

540

Westport miles

347

516

413

179

140

413

hrs

8.00

11.50

9.30

4.05

3.15

9.30

13.35 12.25

271

65

141

432

207

165

6.15

1.25

3.55

9.55

4.45

3.45


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

SELF DRIVE

HOLIDAYS TAILOR MADE ITINERARIES

STRESS FREE DRIVING

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

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

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

Unique to:

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

Per Day

Nov 16 - Oct 17

3-6 Days 7+ Days

£9 (+ £10 compulsory courier fee) £7 (+ £10 compulsory courier fee)

All our brochured accommodation and attractions are loaded into the KRUSE system making it quick and easy to find your way around.

SOME HANDY DRIVING HINTS Here’s a few driving hints to make your self-drive even more enjoyable. Remember that driving is always on the left hand side of the road and you must not park on the right hand side of the street facing on-coming traffic, except in a oneway street. Always keep to the legal speed limits as indicated on the road signs. The open road speed limit is 100km/h and the maximum in urban areas is 50km/h. Speed and distances are measured in kilometres and although distances may appear short, New Zealand roads often include hilly, narrow or winding terrain that might slow down your journey. And you must always wear your seatbelt, whether you are seated in the front or rear… and using your mobile phone whilst driving is both dangerous and illegal and you will find that this is very strictly enforced by traffic officers.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

SELF DRIVE HOLIDAYS

21


ANZCRO'S

SELF DRIVE

HOLIDAYS

GRAND EXPLORER 25 OR 21 DAYS Auckland to Christchurch

Christchurch Canterbury. Credit: Julian Apse

DAY 3 - KERIKERI, PAIHIA

DAY 7 - DISCOVER ROTORUA (D)

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

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

Discover the delights of Rotorua. There are many activities available including visits to thermal reserves, rafting, kayaking, cruising, spa treatments, adventure and general sightseeing activities. This evening, enjoy a traditional hangi (feast) and cultural evening with local Maori.

» Entry to Matakohe Kauri Museum

Hotel:

» Waipoua Forest Twilight Encounter

Apartment: The Waterfront Suites (2 nights)

» Cape Brett & Hole in the Rock cruise

DAY 4 - CAPE BRETT CRUISE, AT LEISURE

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

» Guided tour of the Hobbiton movie set » Maori cultural experience with traditional hangi (feast) » Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve » Locally guided Art Deco walk » Scenic Interislander cruise » Water taxi transfers to Kenepuru Sound

Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel (2 nights)

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

At Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve, you can walk at your own pace and marvel at the reserve’s unique features that include the world famous Champagne Pool, geysers, bubbling mud, steaming ground, expansive vistas, huge volcanic craters and sinter terrace formations. Stop at the mighty Huka Falls, then wander around the popular lakeside resort of Taupo. Continue on to Napier, one of the world’s finest Art Deco cities. Hotel:

Quest Napier (2 nights)

Apartment: Deco City Motor Lodge (2 nights)

DAY 5 - MATAKANA, TAKAPUNA

» Kaikoura Whale Watch cruise » Entry to Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve & Pools » Monarch Wildlife cruise, Dunedin » Taieri Gorge Raiway » Milford Sound Nature Cruise, including picnic lunch » World-heritage Westland National Park

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

Spencer on Byron (25 Day) Heritage Auckland (21 Day)

» Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers

Apartment: VR Takapuna (25 Day Ramada Auckland (21 Day)

» Award-winning TranzAlpine train journey through the Southern Alps

(THIS IS START OF DAY 1 FOR THE 21 DAY INTINERARY)

» Airport transfer on departure

DAY 6 - HOBBITON, ROTORUA An easy drive south of Auckland will take you to the Waikato town of Matamata, home to Hobbiton. The region has attracted Lord of the Rings enthusiasts from all over the world since a local farm became the setting for “the Shire” in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit. Here you will enjoy a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, including the hobbit holes, and discover middle-earth movie magic. Continue on to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua.

TOUR ITINERARY DAY 1 - ARRIVE AUCKLAND Welcome to Auckland, Having completed arrival formalities, take delivery of your rental car and make your way to your chosen accommodation. The rest of today is free to explore the ‘City of Sails’. Hotel:

DAY 8 - WAI-O-TAPU, LAKE TAUPO, NAPIER

Hotel:

Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (2 nights)

Apartment: Princes Gate Hotel (2 nights)

Wai-O-Tapu thermal reserve

Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City

Apartment: Ramada Auckland

DAY 2 - MATAKOHE, HOKIANGA HARBOUR Head north out of Auckland today for about an hour and a half before turning west and taking a step back in time. A stop at the Matakohe Kauri Museum gives you some great insight to the area you are traveling through. Continue north through Dargaville and the Waipoua Forest before arriving at Hokianga Harbour. Tonight, enjoy a Twilight Encounter, a magical evening tour of the Waipoua Forest guided by local Maori. All categories: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga

22

SELF DRIVE HOLIDAYS

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Hobbiton


DAY 14 - WHALE WATCHING, HANMER SPRINGS Enjoy a morning Whale Watch adventure. Every trip is a unique experience & sightings may vary from day to day. Giant sperm whales are the star of the show and are year-round residents. A typical Whale Watch tour may encounter fur seals, pods of Dusky dolphins & the endangered Wandering Albatross. Depending on the season, you may also see migrating Hump Back whales, Pilot whales, Blue whales & Southern Right whales. Later, head inland to the alpine village of Hanmer Springs nestled amongst the foothills of the Southern Alps. End your day with a relaxing soak in the thermal mineral pools. Hotel:

Heritage Hanmer Springs

Apartment: Clear Ridge Hanmer Springs

DAY 15 - BANKS PENINSULA, AKAROA Continue your drive south towards Christchurch before turning east and travelling over the Banks Peninsula to the quaint and historic seaside village of Akaroa. Settled in the early 1860’s, it has retained its French flavour through its street names & architecture. Hotel:

Akaroa Criterion

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

DAY 16 - MOERAKI BOULDERS, DUNEDIN Follow the coastal route to Oamaru, widely regarded as housing some of the nation’s finest architecture. The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony is New Zealand’s largest. Stop to view the mystical and fascinating Moeraki Boulders as you continue your drive into Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South. It is a city of rare charm set amidst a magical landscape edged by the sea and boasts many activities for lovers of nature and wildlife Hotel:

Wains Hotel Dunedin (2 nights)

DAY 10 - MARTINBOROUGH, WELLINGTON

Apartment: Apartments at St Clair (2 nights)

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

DAY 17 - PORTOBELLO PENINSULA, TAIERI GORGE RAILWAY

Hotel:

Ibis Hotel Wellington

Apartment: Citylife Wellington

DAY 11 - INTERISLANDER FERRY, MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS This morning, enjoy a scenic cruise across Cook Strait by the Interislander to the picturesque fishing village of Picton. Transfer by water taxi to your remote resort located in the stunning Marlborough Sounds. All categories: Raetihi Lodge - Summer (2 nights)

Portage Resort Hotel - Winter (2 nights)

DAY 12 - ENJOY KENEPURU SOUND

This morning cruise the length of the beautiful Otago Harbour with Monarch Cruises and enjoy unrivalled viewing of the exciting diversity of wildlife which abounds on spectacular Taiaroa Head - the only mainland nesting place for Northern Royal Albatross in the world, home to NZ fur seals and eight other nesting bird species. You may also see dolphins, sea lions and a fascinating array of rarely seen ocean birds. This afternoon board the Taieri Gorge Railway, one of the world’s greatest train trips, for a relaxing journey through dramatic and everchanging landscapes.

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

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

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Apartment:

Franz Alpine Retreat

DAY 24 - TRANZALPINE TRAIN, CHRISTCHURCH Drive along the rugged west coast highway to Greymouth. Check in for your TranzAlpine train journey to Christchurch, rated as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. It crosses over the spectacular Southern Alps before winding its way over massive viaducts, through scenic river gorges and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Hotel: Ibis Christchurch Apartment: Fino Hotel & Suites

DAY 25 - DEPART CHRISTCHURCH Sadly, your holiday is at an end and you will be transferred to Christchurch airport today to connect with your onward flight.

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

DAY 13 - PICTON, KAIKOURA After a leisurely start, return to Picton and take delivery of your next rental car and join the Coastal Pacific highway for the drive to Kaikoura, a coastal town located on a thin strip of coastal land between the Kaikoura mountain range & the Pacific Ocean.

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

Hotel:

Hotel: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront (3 nights)

White Morph Motor Inn

DAY 22 - ARROWTOWN, WANAKA

DAY 18 - CENTRAL OTAGO, TE ANAU

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

Apartment: Fairways Ocean Ridge (2017) Kaikoura Gateway (2018)

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

DAY 23 - HAST PASS, FOX & FRANZ JOSEF GLACIERS

Apartment: The Bruce Apartments

DAY 9 - EXPLORE HAWKE’S BAY WINE COUNTRY

DAY 20 & 21 - EXPLORE QUEENSTOWN & SURROUNDS

Kerikeri

Bay of Islands

Hokianga Harbour

Pahia Matakana

Matakohe

Distinction Luxmore Hotel

Takapuna

Auckland

Apartment: Lakefront Lodge

DAY 19 - MILFORD SOUND NATURE CRUISE, QUEENSTOWN (L)

Hobbiton Lake Taupo

Rotorua Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve

Napier

Hawke Bay

Wellington

Greymouth Franz Josef Glacier Fox Glacier

Martinborough

Cook Strait

Kaikoura

Christchurch

Haast Milford Sound

Apartment: Peppers Beacon Queenstown (3 nights)

Picton Hanmer Springs

Wanaka

Akaroa

Queenstown Te Anau Dunedin

21 Day option from (Per Person, Twin Share) Hotel Apartment 25 Day option from (Per Person, Twin Share) Hotel Apartment

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

High 2017

Low 2017

High 2018

£3,061 £3,363

£2,710 £3,048

£3,231 £3,577

High 2017

Low 2017

High 2018

£3,516 £4,062

£3,095 £3,883

£3,777 £4,282

SELF DRIVE HOLIDAYS

23


ANZCRO'S

SELF DRIVE

HOLIDAYS

PACIFIC ESCAPADE 18 DAYS Auckland to Christchurch

Bay of Islands. Photo Credit: Northland NZ

PRICE INCLUDES:

TOUR ITINERARY

» 17 nights accommodation in the style of your choice

DAY 1 - ARRIVE AUCKLAND

» Breakfasts daily,1 lunch & 3 dinners

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

» 16 days car rental including full insurance, unlimited kms & GPS » Domestic flight Rotorua to Christchurch » Private airport transfers on arrival & departure » Cape Brett & Hole in the Rock cruise

B&B: Select B&B Property Hotel: The Heritage Auckland

DAY 2 - HIBISCUS COAST, PAIHIA (B)

» Te Puia Thermal Reserve » Akaroa Wildlife cruise » Lake Tekapo & Church of the Good Shepherd » Aoraki, Mt Cook National Park » Tasman Glacier Explorer boat excursion » Shotover Jet Boat ride » Doubtful Sound Wilderness Excursion

Collect your rental car this morning and travel north over the harbour bridge & through the northern suburbs of Auckland, with the beachside homes of the Hibiscus Coast to the east & the bushclad Waitakere Ranges to the west. Enjoy spectacular scenery of native forests & sub-tropical bush as you make your way to Paihia in the Bay of Islands, a seaside town nestled on the foreshore of this National Maritime Park. This afternoon, enjoy a cruise to Cape Brett & the famous ‘Hole-in-the-Rock’. B&B: Chalet Romantica (2 nights)

» World-heritage Westland National Park » Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers » Punakaiki Rocks & Blowhole » Award-winning TranzAlpine train journey through the Southern Alps

DAY 4 - MATAKANA, COROMANDEL PENINSULA (B) Head south today and stop at the Matakana wine village with its markets and boutique shops. Join the Pacific Coast Highway that links Auckland with the Coromandel Peninsula, a beautiful rugged area fringed with dozens of excellent beaches and a place where many local kiwis go to escape the hustle and hype of city life. It is also home to many arts and crafts people who seek an alternative lifestyle. B&B: Hahei Horizon (2 nights) Hotel: Grand Mercure Puka Park Lodge (2 nights)

DAY 5 - AT DAY 5 - LEISURE TO EXPLORE THE COROMANDEL BEACHES (B) There are many beautiful places in the world and the Coromandel Peninsula is an unspoilt haven. Today you may choose to visit and enjoy the stunning beaches of Cathedral Cove and Hahei or dig your own spa pool using the thermal waters in the sand at Hot Water Beach.

Hotel: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands (2 nights)

DAY 6 - BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA (B)

DAY 3 - AT LEISURE IN THE BAY OF ISLANDS (B)

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

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

B&B: Koura Lodge - Summer (2 nights) Hamurana Lodge - Winter (2 nigths) Hotel: Regent Rotorua Boutique Hotel & Spa (2 nights)

DAY 7 - DISCOVER ROTORUA (B,D) Free time to explore Rotorua today. You may like to visit the Agrodome or take a gondola ride to the top of Mt Ngongotaha for spectacular views of Rotorua. Later this afternoon visit Te Puia geothermal area to view the boiling mudpools and cascading Pohutu geyser. This evening experience Te Po, Te Puia’s cultural experience. It is a feast of cultural storytelling, entertainment and Maori kai (indigenous food). After a formal Maori welcome, relax and enjoy a performance that includes beautiful songs, the stirring haka and the twirling poi dance. After dinner you will be transported by people movers to enjoy the spectacular lighting of the Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley.

DAY 8 - FLY ROTORUA TO CHRISTCHURCH, AKAROA (B) This morning, board your flight to Christchurch. On arrival, collect your rental car & drive to Akaroa, a quaint seaside village on the Banks Peninsula with a strong French heritage. Settled in the early 1860’s, it has retained its French flavour through its street names and architecture. B&B: Banks House (2 nights) Hotel: Akaroa Cottages (2 nights)

24

SELF DRIVE HOLIDAYS

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling


DAY 9 - WILDLIFE HARBOUR CRUISE (B) Your harbour cruise today will be fully narrated by your skipper who has extensive knowledge of the nature, wildlife and history of the harbour. The highlight of this trip is undoubtedly the sighting of one of the world’s smallest and rarest dolphins, the Hector’s or New Zealand Dolphin. These friendly and inquisitive mammals meet the boat most days throughout the year and their calves can be seen between October and March. Also on the trip you may catch glimpses of the White Flippered Blue Penguin, the smallest penguin in the world. There are many different bird species in the Harbour, including five different cormorant species and there is the chance of sighting the endangered yellow-eyed penguin.

DAY 10 - LAKE TEKAPO, MT COOK NATIONAL PARK (B) Travel through the MacKenzie Country to Lake Tekapo where you stop to view the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd, built of local stone and oak in 1935. Then it’s on to the Mt Cook National Park, a World Heritage listed site. The park covers over 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery and is also home to the Tasman Glacier; the longest in the Southern hemisphere. Optional Ski-plane & helicopter flights are available here subject to weather conditions. All categories: The Hermitage Mt Cook

DAY 11 - TASMAN GLACIER, QUEENSTOWN* (B) This morning, you get to experience the Tasman Glacier in the most unique way possible. An experienced guide will whisk you away in a stable MAC Boat to explore the melting ice-face of the Tasman Glacier where you will also get to touch & taste 400-year old icebergs that have been carved into the murky waters of the lake. This afternoon, travel on to Queenstown, a spectacular alpine resort regarded as New Zealand’s premier destination. B&B: The Dairy Private Luxury Hotel (3 nights) Hotel: Heritage Queenstown (3 nights)

DAY 12 - EXPLORE QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE (B) Nothing you have experienced will have prepared you for the excitement of a Shotover Jet ride as you speed through the towering, rocky canyons of the South Island’s river of gold. The major highlight is the famous Shotover Turn, where your boat spins through a full 360 degrees in its own length. The remainder of today is at leisure to relax or explore Queenstown. Optional activities available include bungy jumping, white water rafting, four wheel driving, cruising on Lake Wakatipu, riding a gondola to the summit of Bob’s Peak for panoramic views or simply enjoying the excellent shopping and dining available.

DAY 14 - LAKE WANAKA, LAKE MOERAKI^ (B,D)

DAY 18 - DEPART CHRISTCHURCH (B)

Leave Queenstown this morning & stop at the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, a fascinating collection of mining cottages with an atmosphere straight out of last century. Wander around the beautiful town of Lake Wanaka before enjoying incredible scenery as you drive past the untouched native forests and pristine lakes of the Westland National Park & Haast Pass. Few places can match the unique natural setting of your accommodation for the next 2 nights, the Lake Moeraki Wilderness Lodge.

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

Pahia

Bay of Islands

All categories: Wilderness Lodge, Lake Moeraki

DAY 15 - A DAY AT LEISURE (B,D)

Auckland

Coromandel Peninsula

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

DAY 16 - WEST COAST GLACIERS, PUNAKAIKI ROCKS (B)

DAY 13 - DOUBTFUL SOUND WILDERNESS EXCURSION (B,L) You will be collected from your hotel this morning and travel by coach to Manapouri. Cruise the crystal clear waters of this stunning lake, renowned for its numerous islands and deserted beaches. Then it’s over Wilmot Pass on one of New Zealand’s remotest and prettiest sub-alpine roads, stopping along the way to experience some of Fiordland’s densest rainforest and to view Doubtful Sound glistening far below. On reaching Deep Cove, you will board your vessel for a cruise that takes in the most dramatic scenery of Doubtful Sound. Nature guides provide an engaging commentary and point out the highlights. Keep a look out for wildlife as bottlenose dolphins frequently swim alongside the vessel, fur seals bask on the rocks around the fiord and rare penguins can at times be observed. After your cruise reboard your coach and travel back to Queenstown.

Rotorua

Greymouth

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

Franz Josef Glacier Fox Glacier Mt Cook Lake Moeraki Lake Tekapo

Christchurch Akaroa

Lake Wanaka Queenstown Doubtful Sound

All categories: Punakaiki Resort

DAY 17 - TRANZ ALPINE TRAIN, CHRISTCHURCH (B) Return your rental car at Greymouth before checking in for your train journey to Christchurch. The TranzAlpine is described as “The Great New Zealand Rail Adventure” and is rated as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. Ascend through lush beech forests past the beautiful Lake Brunner via the alpine village of Arthurs Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. The TranzAlpine then winds its way over massive viaducts, through spectacular river gorges and the stunning Waimakariri River valley & across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. B&B: Orari Bed & Breakfast Hotel: Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

Per Person, Twin Share from B&B Hotel

High 2017

Low 2017

High 2018

£4,092 £4,159

£3,481 £3,267

£4,238 £4,539

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

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

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

SELF DRIVE HOLIDAYS

25


ANZCRO'S

SELF DRIVE

HOLIDAYS

SOUTHERN ADVENTURE 16 DAYS Christchurch to Christchurch

Kaikoura Coastline

TOUR ITINERARY

PRICE INCLUDES: » 14 nights accommodation in the style of your choice » Overnight Milford Sound Nature Cruise

DAY 4 - WHALE WATCH CRUISE, NELSON (B)

DAY 1 - ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH

» Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Welcome to Christchurch. Having cleared customs & immigration formalities, you will be transferred to your choosen accommodation.

» 14 days car rental including full insurance, unlimited kms & GPS

Hotel: Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch (2 nights) Luxury: The George Hotel (2 nights)

» Private airport transfer on arrival

DAY 2 - 4WD HIGH COUNTRY TRANZALPINE EXPERIENCE # (B,L)

» 4WD High Country experience » Spectacular TranzAlpine train journey » Entry to Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools » Whale watching cruise, Kaikoura » Cruise & walk Abel Tasman National Park » Punakaiki Rocks & Blowhole » Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers » Historic Arrowtown » Stunning Milford Sound » Dart River Jet Boat Safari » Stately Olveston House, Dunedin » World Heritage Mt Cook National Park » Southern Skies stargazing experience » Tasman Glacier Explorer boat expedition

Travel by coach through the Canterbury Plains to the Waimakariri Gorge in the foothills of the rugged Southern Alps. Travel by jet boat through the gorge deep into the Southern Alps to areas otherwise inaccessible. Rendezvous with the Unimog and travel in this unique 4WD vehicle to Flock Hill Station, viewing spectacular alpine scenery en-route. After lunch, travel by road to Arthur’s Pass National Park where you return to Christchurch aboard the famous TranzAlpine train.

DAY 3 - CHRISTCHURCH, HANMER SPRINGS, KAIKOURA (B) Collect your rental car this morning and drive inland to the naturally picturesque and tranquil alpine village of Hanmer Springs, nestled in a valley at the foothills of the Southern Alps. Relax in the hot thermal pools of the Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve before continuing on to Kaikoura, located in a narrow strip of stunning coastline that lies between mountain peaks and the Pacific Ocean. Hotel: The White Morph Motor Inn Luxury: Hapuku Lodge

Every Whale Watch tour is a unique experience & sightings may vary from day to day. Giant sperm whales are the star of the show and are year-round residents. A typical Whale Watch tour may encounter fur seals, pods of Dusky dolphins & the endangered Wandering Albatross. Depending on the season, you may also see migrating Hump Back whales, Pilot whales, Blue whales & Southern Right whales. Later today, continue north to Blenheim, gateway to the well-known Marlborough Sounds region before arriving at Nelson. Hotel: Grand Mercure Monaco Resort (2 nights) Luxury: Warwick House (2 nights)

DAY 5 - ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK WALK (B,L) Experience for yourself the legendary Abel Tasman Maritime Park. Cruise into protected bays & view the fur seal colony on Tonga Island. The launch hugs the shore, travelling in close to idyllic beaches fringed by native forest. The Abel Tasman Coastal track is well formed & shaded and comes out onto protected beaches excellent for swimming. Enjoy a great day on the water combining cruising, sightseeing, bush walks & beautiful beaches.

DAY 6 - NELSON LAKES, PUNAKAIKI ROCKS (B) Travel south through the Nelson Lakes region before arriving on the West Coast. Marvel at the bizarre limestone landscapes that is the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks & Blowhole. All categories: Punakaiki Resort

DAY 7 - GREYMOUTH, FOX & FRANZ JOSEF GLACIERS (B) The West Coast is home to towering rainforests, mountains and glaciers, tranquil lakes and rushing rivers. It is steeped in history dating back to the gold rush era of the 1860’s. There is the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region this afternoon, weather permitting. Your overnight stay tonight is in the glacier village of Franz Josef. Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Luxury: Te Waonui Forest Retreat - Summer Westwood Lodge - Winter

DAY 8 - HAAST, WANAKA, QUEENSTOWN (B) View incredible scenery as you travel past the untouched native forests and pristine lakes of the World Heritage Westland National Park and Haast Pass. There is time to wander around the popular lakeside townships of Hawea and Wanaka before travelling over the spectacular Crown Range to the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown. On to Queenstown, a beautiful alpine resort regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination. Avon River, Christchurch

26

SELF DRIVE HOLIDAYS

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Hotel: Heritage Queenstown (2 nights) Luxury: The Dairy Private Luxury Hotel (2 nights)


DAY 9 - FREE DAY TO EXPLORE QUEENSTOWN & SURROUNDS (B) Surrounded by majestic mountains, Queenstown boasts adventure & leisure activities in all forms, from extreme to relaxed exploration. Jet boating, river rafting, wine tours, lake cruises, 4WD Lord of the Rings tours and bush walks are just some of the numerous activities available.

DAY 10 - MILFORD SOUND OVERNIGHT CRUISE^ (B,D) Travel by coach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through the rolling countryside to Te Anau. Continue along the spectacular Milford Road and through the hand-strewn Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound where you board the Milford Mariner for a relaxing cruise along the entire length of the Sound to the Tasman Sea where you will view spectacular waterfalls, rainforests, mountains & wildlife. The Milford Mariner is designed along the lines of a traditional New Zealand trading scow to reflect Fiordland’s heritage and you will be accommodated in private cabins with en-suite bathrooms in this purpose-built vessel. It boasts spacious deck areas for viewing the wilderness, scenery & wildlife of Milford and activities include kayaking and excursions in the tender vessels (stabi craft) to explore the coastline. Overnight in sheltered Harrison Cove

DAY 11 - RETURN TO QUEENSTOWN, DAY AT LEISURE (B) An optional scenic flight back to Queenstown this morning is available subject to weather conditions (own expense). Upon your return to Queenstown, the rest of the day is free to relax & enjoy all that this spectacular resort has to offer. Hotel: Heritage Hotel (2 nights) Luxury: The Dairy Private Luxury Hotel (2 nights)

Dart River Safari

DAY 12 - MIGHTY DART RIVER SAFARI (B)

DAY 14 - OAMARU, MT COOK NATIONAL PARK (B)

This morning, you will be collected from your hotel & taken to Glenorchy to join your Dart River Jetboat Safari. Here you jet boat on crystal clear waters in a wild and scenic landscape amidst towering peaks, glaciers and the ancient rainforests of the Mt. Aspiring National Park. This is far more than a jet boat ride… it’s a rare journey into the enchanted wilderness of a World Heritage area. This afternoon is free for further sightseeing.

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

DAY 13 - CENTRAL OTAGO, DUNEDIN (B) Today you will journey through the historic gold rush routes of Central Otago, passing through the townships of Cromwell, Clyde and Alexandra en-route to Dunedin, the ‘Edinburgh of the South’. It is a city of rare charm set amidst a magical landscape edged by the sea and boasts many activities for lovers of nature and wildlife. Olveston House

Hotel: Hotel St Clair Luxury: Camp Estate Boutique Lodge

All categories: Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook

DAY 15 - TASMAN GLACIER EXPLORER, CHRISTCHURCH* (B) This morning you get to experience the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake and icebergs up close on the only tour of its kind in New Zealand. Experienced local guides whisk you away in a stable MAC boat to explore the melting ice face of the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand’s largest, and you’ll be able to touch & taste 400 year old ice. At Lake Tekapo, stop to view the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd before crossing the vast Canterbury Plains to the ‘Garden City’ of Christchurch. Hotel: Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch Luxury: The George Hotel

DAY 16 - DEPART CHRISTCHURCH (B) Free time this morning for some last minute sightseeing, shopping or relaxing before returning your vehicle at Christchurch airport for your onward flight.

Abel Tasman National Park Pancake Rocks Greymouth Arthur’s Pass National Park Mt Cook Haast

Nelson

Kaikoura Hanmer Springs Christchurch

Lake Tekapo

Milford Sound Queenstown

Wanaka Dunedin

Per Person, Twin Share from Hotel Luxury

High 2017

Low 2017

High 2018

£3,397 £4,325

£2,595 £3,368

£3,753 £4,594

*Glacier Explorers Boat trip does not operate during the winter months Majestic Queenstown

(late May – early Sep) ^Overnight cruises do not operate in winter so your stay will be 5 nights in Queenstown with a day trip to Milford Sound instead. #High Country Experience does not operate in winter.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

SELF DRIVE HOLIDAYS

27


ANZCRO'S

DAYS 8 & 9 - EXPLORE QUEENSTOWN & SURROUNDS (B)

SELF DRIVE

HOLIDAYS

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

DAY 10 - MILFORD SOUND NATURE CRUISE COACH & FLY (B,L) Travel by coach to spectacular Milford Sound where you will enjoy a leisurely nature cruise of this breathtaking fiord, cruising its full length to the Tasman Sea. An on-board nature guide will give you detailed information of the region’s history, flora & fauna and you will view spectacular waterfalls, rainforests and towering mountains, including the awesome Mitre Peak. Return to Queenstown by spectacular scenic flight.

ISLAND OF DELIGHT

DAY 11 - ARROWTOWN, WANAKA, TWIN GLACIERS (B)

13 DAYS Wellington to Christchurch

Kenepuru Sounds, Marlborough - Kieran Scott

Take time to stroll through the historic village of Arrowtown on your drive to the spectacular lakeside resort of Wanaka. Then enjoy incredible scenery as you drive past the untouched native forests and pristine lakes of the World Heritage Westland National Park and Haast Pass. On to Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers where there is the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region (subject to weather conditions). Hotel:

DAY 4 - COASTAL PACIFIC TRAIN TO KAIKOURA^ (B)

PRICE INCLUDES: » 12 nights accommodation in the style of your choice

After a leisurely breakfast, return to Picton and join the Coastal Pacific train for your journey to Kaikoura, a coastal town nestled between the Kaikoura mountain range & the Pacific Ocean.

» Breakfasts daily & 1 lunch

Hotel:

» 7/8 days car hire with full insurance and damage waiver, unlimited mileage & GPS » Scenic Interislander ferry cruise to the South Island » Water taxi transfers to Kenepuru Sound » Coastal Pacific train to Kaikoura and Christchurch » Lake Tekapo & Church of the Good Shepherd » World-Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park » Tasman Glacier Explorer boat expedition » Milford Sound Nature Cruise with scenic flight back to Queenstown » Historic Arrowtown » Twin glaciers of Fox & Franz Josef » World famous TranzAlpine train journey though the Southern Alps » Private transfers as stated

TOUR ITINERARY DAY 1 - ARRIVE WELLINGTON On arrival at Wellington, you will be transferred to your chosen accommodation. The rest of today is at leisure to explore the nation’s capital. A visit to Te Papa National Museum is highly recommended. Hotel: Rydges Hotel Boutique: Museum Hotel

Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel

Boutique: Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef - Summer Westwood Lodge, Franz Josef - Winter

The Fairways Ocean Ridge (2017) Kaikoura Gateway (2018) Boutique: Hapuku Lodge

DAY 5 - CONTINUE ON TO CHRISTCHURCH (B) This morning, there is time to enjoy an optional whale-watching adventure, a swim with the dolphins or join local Maori for a unique, award winning cultural experience. Later this afternoon, reboard the Coastal Pacific for the continuation of your train journey to Christchurch.

Float plane transfers are available to Raetihi Lodge (additional cost)

Hotel: Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch Boutique: The George Hotel

DAY 12 - SPECTACULAR TRANZ ALPINE TRAIN, CHRISTCHURCH (B)

DAY 6 - LAKE TEKAPO, AORAKI MT COOK (B)

Head north along the dramatic West Coast, steeped in history dating back to the gold rush era of the 1800’s. At Greymouth, return your rental car and board the TranzAlpine train for a coast to coast rail adventure through the Southern Alps, rated as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world.

Collect your rental car this morning and travel south, stopping at beautiful Lake Tekapo to view the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd. On to the Mt Cook National Park, a World Heritage listed site that covers over 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery. Optional ski-plane and helicopter flights are available subject to weather conditions.

Hotel: Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch Boutique: The George Hotel

All categories: The Hermitage Mt Cook

DAY 13 - DEPART CHRISTCHURCH (B)

DAY 7 - TASMAN GLACIER, QUEENSTOWN* (B)

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

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

Marlborough Sounds

Picton

Hotel: Heritage Queenstown (4 nights) Boutique: Hotel St Moritz (4 nights)

Greymouth

DAY 2 - PICTON & THE MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS (B)

Mt Cook

Wellington Kaikoura

Christchurch

Lake Tekapo

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

Milford Sound

Wanaka Queenstown

All categories: Raetihi Lodge - Summer (2 nights) The Portage Resort - Winter (2 nights)

DAY 3 - ENJOY KENEPURU SOUND (B) A free day to relax & marvel at the magic that is the Marlborough Sounds. Lodge staff will share their love of the area with you through the wide range of water and nature based experiences they put at your fingertips. Complimentary fishing tackle, kayaks and mountain bikes are provided at the lodge and there are a number of bush walks to enjoy.

Per Person, Twin Share from Hotel Boutique Glacier Explorer

28

SELF DRIVE HOLIDAYS

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

High 2017

Low 2017

High 2018

£2,629 £3,549

£2,321 £2,753

£3,187 £3,849

*Glacier Explorers Boat trip does not operate during the winter months (late May – early Sep) ^The Coastal Pacific doesn’t operate in Winter so you will collect a car from Picton and drive to Kaikoura


ANZCRO'S

SELF DRIVE

HOLIDAYS

NORTHERN ODYSSEY 9 DAYS Auckland to Wellington

PRICE INCLUDES: » 8 nights accommodation in the style of your choice » 8 days car hire with full insurance, damage waiver, unlimited mileage & GPS » Breakfast daily » Traditional hangi (feast) and evening cultural experience » Hahei Explorer boat excursion » Cruise to White Island marine volcano » Entry to Polynesian Spa » Thrilling HukaJet boat ride » Locally guided Art-Deco walk » Entry to Zealandia » Private airport transfer on arrival

Lonely Bay, Whitianga

DAY 4 - CRUISE TO WHITE ISLAND VOLCANO, ROTORUA (B) Join your luxury launch for the 80 minute cruise to the active, marine volcano of White Island. On the way out, you’ll be issued with your safety gear including hard hat & gas mask. Enjoy an in-depth tour of one of the world’s most interesting volcanoes. Trained tour guides will take you through the remains of the old sulphur mining factory. To top it all off, you’ll venture right up to the main crater’s edge. On your trip home you might even be lucky enough to spend some time with dolphins, whales or the NZ Fur Seal. Later this afternoon, journey to the thermal wonderland of Rotorua. After a big day out, soak & relax in the soothing mineral pools of the Polynesian Spa this evening. B&B: Select B&B Property Hotel: Regent Rotorua Boutique & Spa (2 nights)

DAY 5 - DISCOVER ROTORUA (B,D) Discover the delights of Rotorua. There are many activities available including visits to thermal reserves, rafting, kayaking, cruising, spa treatments, adventure and general sightseeing activities. This evening, enjoy a traditional hangi (feast) and cultural evening with local Maori.

Napier

DAY 8 - WAIRARAPA, WELLINGTON (B) Travel through the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region on your way to the nation’s capital, Wellington. On arrival, visit Zealandia, a wildlife refuge in a forested valley just minutes from the city centre. It is a safe haven for some of New Zealand’s most endangered and iconic native animals including the tuatara, little spotted kiwi, hihi & the giant weta. B&B: Wellesley Boutique Hotel (Room only) Hotel: Rydges Wellington

DAY 9: DEPART WELLINGTON Enjoy some last minute sightseeing or shopping before returning your rental car and continuing on to your next destination.

TOUR ITINERARY DAY 1 - ARRIVE AUCKLAND On arival into Auckland you will be transfered you to your chosen accommodation. The rest of today is free to explore the ‘City of Sails’. B&B: Select B&B Property Hotel: The Heritage Auckland

DAY 2 - HAHEI BEACH, CATHEDRAL COVE & THE COROMANDEL (B)

Bay of Plenty

Hongi

Having collected your rental car, travel to the popular beaches of the Coromandel Peninsula. At Hahei, board a state-of-the-art rigid hull inflatable boat that takes you into the coastal islands of this marine reserve. Visit reefs, massive sea caves & bays, including the world-famous Cathedral Cove. The rest of today is free to explore the delights of the Coromandel, a favourite holiday destination for local kiwis.

DAY 6 - LAKE TAUPO, NAPIER (B)

B&B: Hahei Horizon Hotel: Grand Mercure Puka Park Lodge*

B&B: Select B&B Property (2 nights) Hotel: Scenic Hotel Te Pania (2 nights)

DAY 3 - BAY OF PLENTY COASTLINE, WHAKATANE (B) Enjoy time for exploring, relaxing or swimming before driving along the Bay of Plenty coastline, through the beachside towns of Tauranga & Mt Maunganui, to Whakatane for your overnight stay. B&B: Select B&B Property Hotel: White Island Rendezvous

Coromandel

Auckland

Whakatane

Lake Taupo

Rotorua Taupo Napier

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

Wellington

DAY 7 - EXPLORE NAPIER & THE LOCAL SURROUNDS (B) Commence the day with a locally guided walk that will bring this fascinating architecture alive. At leisure to discover the Hawke’s Bay, widely regarded as the ‘Tuscany of the South Pacific’. You can explore the countryside & city pathways on your late model, mountain bike (or tandem if you prefer!), enjoy a game of golf, visit the largest mainland gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers, visit local wineries or take in the local city sights.

Per Person, Twin Share from B&B Hotel

High 2017

Low 2017

High 2018

£1,429 £1,596

£1,400 £1,557

£1,505 £1,651

*For stays during Dec – Feb a 2 night minimum is required so property changes to Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

SELF DRIVE HOLIDAYS

29


ANZCRO'S

SELF DRIVE

Want to tantalise your taste buds? Searching for a unique challenge or an experience to boast to your friends about? Or maybe you are on the eternal quest to send that white ball to its home in the green? Let us help you piece together a personalised holiday that ticks all your food and wine, adventure or golfing boxes.

HOLIDAYS

SPICE UP

YOUR SELF DRIVE ADVENTURE Region Martinborough

Wellington

FOOD & WINE ADD INS

Activity

Per person from

Tranzit Martinborough Gourmet Wine Escape (p89 for details)

£121

Zest Capital Tastes Walking Tour (p89 for details)

£119

Hammond’s Capital Craft Beer Tour

£97

SOUTH ISLAND Region

Activity

Per person from

Sounds Connection Marlborough Half day Wine Tour (p94 for details)

£46

Explore Marlborough Full day Guided Biking Wine Tour

£84

Marlborough Wine Iconic Tour (p94 for details)

£131

Wine and Dine your way around a country that offers an amazing array of delightful world class cuisine!

Blenheim

NORTH ISLAND

Nelson

Half Day Wine, Brews & Views Tour (p95 for details)

£80

Greymouth

Monteith’s Brewery Turnaround Taster Experience

£34

Wanaka

Full Day Classic Central Otago Wine Trail (p114 for details)

£163

Gondola ride and Buffet Dinner (p120 for details)

£57

Around the Basin Full Day Bike the Wineries Self Guided Tour

£66

Region Paihia

Auckland

Rotorua

Napier

30

Activity

Per person from

Darryl’s Dinner Cruise to Haruru Falls (p64 for details)

£65

Bush and Beach Full Day Great Tastes of Matakana Tour

£230

Fine Wine Half Day Coast and Country Wine Tour

£160

Zest Auckland City Tastes Walking Tour (p57 for details)

£105

Skyline Gondola Buffet Dinner Experience (p75 for details)

£54

Gondola ride with Volcanic Hills wine tasting Experience

£30

Silky Oak Triple Chocolate Temptation Tour (p85 for details)

£54

Odyssey Wine and Gourmet Tour (p85 for details)

£145

Twilight Odyssey progressive dinner (p85 for details)

£178

SELF DRIVE HOLIDAYS

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Queenstown

Dunedin

Christchurch

Wine Trail Wine & Food Sampler Tour

£127

Cadbury World Tour (p133 for details)

£15

Speights Brewery Tour with 2 course Alehouse Dinner (p133 for details)

£45

Leisure Tours Afternoon Wine Trail & lunch (p104 for details)

£90

Barrel Tours Craft Beer Adventure


UNIQUE ADVENTURES

GOLF

Bring something a little bit special, and maybe challenging, to your holiday memories!

Take the opportunity to enjoy a casual game or test your skills to the maximum on world renown courses!

NORTH ISLAND

NORTH ISLAND

ADD INS

ADD INS

Region

Activity

Per person from

Region

Activity

Per person from

Karikari Peninsula

Carrington Resort 18 holes green fees with cart (Non-affiliated players)

£118

Kerikeri

Kauri Cliffs 18 holes green fees with cart

£316

Paihia

Waitangi Golf Course 18 holes green fees with cart (all players)

£75

Whangaparoa

Gulf Harbour 18 holes green fees with cart

£152

Auckland

Titirangi Golf Course 18 holes green fees with cart (non affiliated player)

£148

Taupo

Wairakei Resort 18 holes Green Fees with cart

£201

£116

Hastings

Cape Kidnappers 18 holes green fees with cart

£313

Waimangu Volcanic Valley Walk and Boat Cruise (own car transport) (p75 for details)

£52

Paraparaumu

Paraparaumu Golf Club 18 holes green fees with cart (All players)

£147

River Rats Kaituna River Grade 5 rafting trip (p76 for details)

£70

National Park

Tongariro Sunset Guided Walk (p82 for details)

£59

Napier

One way cycle trip Ahuriri to Havelock North (incl transfer back to accom) (p85 for details)

£47

Paihia

Tutukaka

Auckland

Waitomo

Rotorua

Taiamai Tours Waka Canoe Paddle to Haruru Falls

£88

Fullers Great Sights Island Adventurer Cliff and Cave Boat Tour

£56

Poor Knights Island Cruise “Perfect Day Out” (p64 for details)

£125

Poor Knights Island Dive trip – 2 dives & full hire

£201

Auckland Whale + Dolph Safari Cruise

£112

Waiheke Island Eco Zip Flying fox with forest walk + return ferry (p58 for details)

£109

Waka Quest Waka on the Waitemata Experience

£105

Tumu Tumu Toobing Blackwater rafting (p69 for details)

SOUTH ISLAND Region

Activity

Per person from

Picton

One Day Queen Charlotte Track Walk with Lunch

£191

Nelson

Guided Abel Tasman Beaches, Kayak and Walking Tour

£118

Kaikoura

Seal Swim Tour (p97 for details)

£73

Greymouth

On Yer Bike 2 hour Bush n Bog Track Quad Bike Tour (p108 for details)

£113

Fox Glacier

Glacier Guides Flying Fox Helihike Experience (p110 for details)

£299

Dart River Funyak (p123 for details)

£208

Guided Walks NZ - Famous Full Day Routeburn Track Walk

£156

Around the Basin Full Day Queenstown Trails Cycle Adventure Supported

£132

Milford Sound

Milford Sound Must Do Kayaking

£107

Otautau

Full Day Adventure jetboat and Walk (p129 for details)

£153

Invercargill

Stewart Island Trip with Flights, Ulva Island and Explorer Tour (p129 for details)

£194

Otago Peninsula 1hr Argo soft adventure wildlife eco tour (p133 for details)

£69

“Taste the Trail” Otago Central Rail Trail Cycle Tour (p133 for details)

£182

Queenstown

Dunedin

SOUTH ISLAND Region

Activity

Per person from

Canterbury

Pegasus Golf Club 18 holes green fees with cart (Mon-Thurs all players) Fri-Sun all players from £95pp

£81

Dunedin

St Clair Golf Club 18 holes green fees with cart

£83

Wanaka

Wanaka Golf Club 18 holes green fees with cart

£79

Jack’s Point Golf Course 18 holes green fees with cart (Visitor). Extra rounds from £127pp (green fees only)

£197

Queenstown Golf Club 18 holes green fees with cart (Non-affiliated players)

£83

Millbrook Resort 18 Holes green fees with cart. (Visitor). Inhouse guests pay only £46pp for unlimited golf with trundler and shoes.

£74

Queenstown

Arrowtown

All Prices are per person and subject to availability.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

SELF DRIVE HOLIDAYS

31


Toyota Yaris Recognized 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.

Keri Keri Whangarei Auckland

Tauranga

Hamilton New Plymouth

Rotorua

Taupo

Palmerston North Picton

Gisborne Napier

Days & Rates 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

Wellington Nelson Blenheim

Greymouth

#Group B2 EDAR Economy, Auto 1.3 litre, 5 door Air Con., Seats 4 Luggage: 1 large, 1 small

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

Christchurch

Queenstown Dunedin Invercargill

4-6

7-13

14-27

28+

£53 £44 £54

£52 £43 £53

£50 £39 £51

£48 £38 £48

Toyota Corolla or similar Group D CDAR Compact Auto, sedan/hatch, 1.8 litre, Air Con., Seats 4 Luggage: 1 large, 2 small

Days & Rates 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17 1 Apr 17 - 30 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18

Toyota Camry or similar

Ford Falcon/XR6 or similar

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

4-6

7-13

14-27

28+

£66 £49 £68

£65 £48 £67

£63 £45 £66

£60 £43 £62

Days & Rates 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17 1 Apr 17 - 30 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18

Toyota Highlander Wagon or similar

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

4-6

7-13

14-27

28+

£77 £63 £77

£74 £62 £75

£69 £60 £70

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 (except Group M which is 25 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, 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. Important Note re Accident Excess: If no credit card is present then a deposit of NZ$300 incl GST is required plus the value of any optional extras purchased at the rental counter and any applicable one way fees, airport fees, remote fees etc will apply.

32

CAR RENTALS

28+

£54 £43 £55

£52 £41 £53

4-6

7-13

14-27

28+

£68 £51 £71

£67 £49 £69

£62 £48 £65

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

Days & Rates 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17 1 Apr 17 - 30 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18

Toyota Prado or similar

£77 £64 £78

14-27

Toyota Rav4 or similar

£69 £53 £72

4-6

7-13

14-27

28+

£75 £57 £77

£73 £53 £75

£72 £53 £73

£69 £50 £68

Toyota Previa Minibus or similar #Group K SVAR Luxury Minibus, 2.4 litre Air Con., Seats 8 Luggage: 2 large, 2 small

#Group M PFAR Premium 4WD, 3 litre, auto, Air Con., Seats 5 Luggage: 4 large, 2 small

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

1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

7-13

£57 £47 £57

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

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

1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

4-6

£58 £48 £58

Days & Rates 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17 1 Apr 17 - 30 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18

4-6

7-13

14-27

28+

£101 £82 £101

£100 £81 £101

$97 £79 £98

£90 £77 £91

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). Branch Hours: Hertz will meet all arrival flights (go to service counter on arrival). Minimum Hire: 3 consecutive day. 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 of 7 days in total & 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. ALL INCLUSIVE RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Days & Rates 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17 1 Apr 17 - 30 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18

4-6

7-13

14-27

28+

£91 £79 £94

£91 £77 £93

£87 £77 £90

£84 £76 £86


Toyota Yaris or similar #A/EDMR Sub Compact Manual, 5 door hatchback 1.3 litre, Air Con. Seats 4/5 Luggage: 2 medium, 1 small

Days & Rates 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17 1 Apr 17 - 30 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£49 £45 £53

£48 £43 £51

£45 £39 £48

£43 £37 £45

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 & efficiency to ensure you enjoy the perfect way to experience New Zealand

Keri Keri Whangarei Auckland Hamilton

Rotorua

New Plymouth

Napier

Palmerston North Nelson

Wellington Picton

Greymouth

Christchurch Queenstown Dunedin

Invercargill

Toyota Corolla or similar C/CDAR Compact Auto 4 Dr sedan/hatch, 1.8 - 2.0 litre, Air Conditioning Seats 5 Luggage: 2 medium, 1 small

Days & Rates 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17 1 Apr 17 - 30 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£57 £50 £60

£54 £48 £58

£53 £44 £55

£51 £43 £53

Kaikoura ,Canterbury - Photo credit: New Zealand Tourism

Holden Cruze or similar

Ford Falcon or similar

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

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£62 £54 £65

£59 £51 £62

£58 £48 £61

£57 £47 £58

Days & Rates 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17 1 Apr 17 - 30 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18

Toyota Rav4 or similar

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£67 £57 £70

£65 £54 £67

£63 £53 £65

£62 £50 £62

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

Days & Rates 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17 1 Apr 17 - 30 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£90 £82 £91

£85 £74 £86

£82 £72 £83

£77 £71 £79

Toyota Prado or similar W/PFAR Automatic 4WD 3.2 litre, Petrol/Diesel 4x4 wheel base, Seats 5 Luggage: 5 large

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

1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

F/FWAR AWD Premium Wagon Auto, 4.0 litre Air Conditioning Seats 5 Luggage: 4 large, 2 small

#E/FDAR Executive, Auto 3.0 - 4.0 litre Air Conditioning Seats 5 Luggage: 3 large, 1 small

D/IDAR Intermediate Auto 2.0 - 2.4 litre 4 door sedan Air Conditioning Seats 5 Luggage: 2-3 medium

1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

Toyota Highlander or similar

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£80 £68 £81

£77 £67 £78

£76 £64 £77

£72 £62 £73

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: EDMR-FDAR: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$3,000 + GST of any claim. FWAR, IFAR & PFAR: 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. 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.

Days & Rates 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17 1 Apr 17 - 30 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£100 £100 £101

£98 £93 £100

£94 £93 £96

£91 £91 £92

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

Insurance Excess Reduction: EDMR-FDAR: NZ$25 + GST per day to reduce the excess to NZ$225 + GST. FWAR, IFAR & PFAR: NZ$29 + GST per day to reduce the excess to NZ$225 + GST. This fee includes Personal Accident & Effects cover.

Ski Racks & Snow Chains: FREE OF CHARGE for groups CDMR, CDAR & IDAR. NZ$12.50 + GST per day for groups FWAR, IFAR, PFAR & PVAR. These must be requested at time of booking. Christchurch & Queenstown locations only. #EDMR & FDAR cannot be fitted with ski rack & snow chains.

Branch Hours: Average 0700-1900 daily. Budget will meet all arrival flights (go to service counter on arrival).

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

Security/Fuel Bond: NZ$150 + GST

ALL INCLUSIVE RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Minimum Hire: 1-2 days vehicle must be returned to same depot One Way Rentals: EDMR-FDAR & IFAR: 3 day minimum for one way hires per island. FWAR & PFAR: 5 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.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

CAR RENTALS

33


Toyota Yaris or similar

ANCAP safety rating

RENT 7, PAY 6

ECAR Compact auto 1.4 - 1.5 litre Bluetooth, Cruise Control, Air Conditioning 5 Doors, Seats 4 Luggage: 1 large, 2 small

offer available in May & June*

Days & Rates

1-3

4-10

11-20

21+

1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

£50

£43

£41

£38

1 Apr 17 - 30 Oct 17

£46

£40

£39

£37

1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18

£52

£45

£43

£42

Toyota Corolla or similar Auckland Hamilton New Plymouth Palmerston North

Why choose Thrifty?

Tauranga Rotorua

• FREE racks and chains • FREE Travel App to make your road trip in NZ stress-free • FREE kids activity packs • Modern fleet with the highest ANCAP safety ratings • Proud community partner of Surf Life Saving NZ and Brake Road Safety Charity

Taupo Gisborne Napier

Wellington Westport Nelson Picton Greymouth Blenheim Hokitika Christchurch Queenstown Dunedin Invercargill

Toyota Camry or similar

ANCAP safety rating

Toyota Aurion or similar

1-3

4-10

11-20

21+

1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

£67

£52

£50

1 Apr 17 - 30 Oct 17

£59

£48

£45

1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18

£69

£54

£52

Toyota Highlander or similar

Days & Rates

1-3

4-10

11-20

21+

£46

1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

£69

£59

£56

£43

1 Apr 17 - 30 Oct 17

£63

£56

£51

£51

1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18

£71

£61

£58

ANCAP safety rating

1-3

4-10

11-20

21+

1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

£93

£82

£77

£69

1 Apr 17 - 30 Oct 17

£90

£74

£70

1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18

£95

£84

£79

Toyota Previa or similar

11-20

21+

1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

£59

£49

£46

£42

1 Apr 17 - 30 Oct 17

£55

£43

£41

£40

1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18

£61

£51

£48

£47

Toyota RAV4 or similar

ANCAP safety rating

4-10

11-20

21+

£52

£82

£76

£71

£68

£49

1 Apr 17 - 30 Oct 17

£77

£68

£64

£62

£56

1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18

£84

£78

£73

£71

ANCAP safety rating

4-10

11-20

21+

1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

£104

£93

£89

£80

£66

1 Apr 17 - 30 Oct 17

£101

£85

£81

£78

£75

1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18

£106

£95

£91

£86

Toyota Hiace or similar

ANCAP safety rating

XVAR 2.5 Turbo Diesel Automatic, 12 seater minibus, rear luggage cage, Luggage: 5 large, 5 small, License req: car

Days & Rates

Days & Rates

1-3

PFAR Premium 4WD, Auto, 3-4 litre Diesel, Bluetooth, Reversing camera or sensor, Park assist, Air Conditioning, Seats 5 or 7, Luggage: 4 large, 2 small

Days & Rates

IFAR Medium 4WD, Air Conditioning Reversing camera, Bluetooth, Park assist, USB port, Seats 5, 2.2-2.5 litre, Luggage: 3 large, 2 small

Conditions & General Information

Toyota Prado or similar

LVAR Van, Auto Dual Air Conditioning Seats 6 or 8, 2.4 litre Bluetooth, USB port Luggage: 2 large, 2 small

Days & Rates

4-10

1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

1-3

ANCAP safety rating

1-3

FCAR Full Size Auto Air Conditioning Bluetooth, Cruise Control, Reversing camera, Park assist Seats 5, 3-4 litre Luggage: 2 large, 2 small

FFAR Premium AWD, Auto, 3-4 litre, Air Conditioning, Bluetooth, Reversing camera or sensor, Cruise control Seats 5 or 7, Luggage: 3 large, 2 small

Days & Rates

Days & Rates

ANCAP safety rating

ICAR 2 - 2.2 litre, Intermediate Auto, Air Conditioning, Bluetooth, Reversing camera or sensor, Cruise Control, Seats 5, Luggage: 2 large, 2 small

Days & Rates

ANCAP safety rating

CCAR / ICMR 1.6 - 1.8 litre Auto (CCAR) / Manual (ICMR), Reversing camera or sensor, Air Conditioning, Bluetooth, Seats 4 or 5 Luggage:1 large, 2 small

1-3

4-10

11-20

21+

1-3

4-10

11-20

21+

1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

£98

£87

£82

£74

1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

£103

£92

£88

£77

1 Apr 17 - 30 Oct 17

£95

£79

£75

£71

1 Apr 17 - 30 Oct 17

£103

£85

$81

£77

1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18

£100

£89

£84

£80

1 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18

£105

£94

£90

£85

Rates: Determined by date of pick up for entire hire. A rental day consists of 24 hours. 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. 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 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 there 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: 1.9% + 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 17. 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. ALL INCLUSIVE RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

34

CAR RENTALS

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling


Auckland City & Airport

Wellington Christchurch

Queenstown

Why choose GO Rentals? • • • •

Quality fleet of over 2,600 new or near new cars Best overall value rates and conditions Fully comprehensive ‘All Inclusive’ option No one way, airport access, after hours pick up/drop off* or extra driver fees • Outstanding customer service ratings • Free ferry for the vehicle on all hires from Christchurch or Queenstown to Auckland

Zippy - Toyota Yaris or Mazda 2

Compact - Toyota Corolla Hatch Manual/Auto, 5 door Hatch, 1.8L, Air Con, Seats 5, Luggage: 1 large, 2 small

Auto, 5 door Hatch, 1.3-1.5L, Air Con, Seats 5, Luggage: 1 large, 1 small

Days & Rates 20 Dec 16 - 28 Feb 17 1 Mar 17 - 30 Apr 17 1 May 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 19 Dec17 20 Dec 17 - 28 Feb 18

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£37 £34 £28 £31 £39

£35 £32 £26 £29 £37

£34 £30 £24 £28 £35

£33 £29 £23 £26 £34

Executive - Toyota Aurion

Days & Rates 20 Dec 16 - 28 Feb 17 1 Mar 17 - 30 Apr 17 1 May 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 19 Dec17 20 Dec 17 - 28 Feb 18

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£43 £39 £34 £37 £45

£41 £37 £32 £35 £43

£39 £35 £30 £34 £41

£38 £34 £29 £32 £39

Intermediate 4WD - Nissan X-Trail or similar

Auto, 5 door, 3.5L, Air Con, Seats 5, Luggage: 2 large, 3 small

Days & Rates 20 Dec 16 - 28 Feb 17 1 Mar 17 - 30 Apr 17 1 May 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 19 Dec17 20 Dec 17 - 28 Feb 18

Touring - Toyota Corolla Sedan

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£49 £46 £41 £44 £52

£48 £45 £39 £43 £50

£46 £43 £38 £41 £48

£44 £41 £36 £39 £47

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, Executive & Intermediate 4WD vehicles: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$2,500 (NZ$3,500 for drivers aged 21-24yrs) of any claim. Large 4WD & Premium vehicles: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$3,500 (NZ$4,500 for drivers aged 21-24yrs) of any claim. A pre-authorisation will be obtained for the total amount of the excess as a bond & 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

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

Days & Rates 20 Dec 16 - 28 Feb 17 1 Mar 17 - 30 Apr 17 1 May 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 19 Dec17 20 Dec 17 - 28 Feb 18

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£44 £40 £35 £39 £47

£43 £39 £34 £37 £45

£41 £37 £32 £35 £43

£39 £35 £30 £34 £41

Large 4WD - Hyundai Santa Fe or similar

Auto, 5 door, 2.4L, Air Con, Seats 5, Luggage: 3 large, 4 small

Days & Rates 20 Dec 16 - 28 Feb 17 1 Mar 17 - 30 Apr 17 1 May 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 19 Dec17 20 Dec 17 - 28 Feb 18

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£68 £63 £62 £66 £73

£67 £62 £61 £64 £71

£65 £60 £59 £62 £69

£63 £58 £58 £61 £67

interior and a full fuel tank. Underbody or roof damage is not covered by any insurance options. Insurance Excess Reduction: Zippy, Compact, Touring, Executive & Intermediate 4WD vehicles: NZ$20 per day will reduce the excess to NZ$350 (NZ$1,000 21-24yrs) OR NZ$28 per day will reduce the excess to NIL (NZ$350 21-24yrs). Large 4WD & Premium vehicles: NZ$30 per day will reduce the excess to NZ$500 (NZ$1,500 21-24yrs) OR NZ$45 per day will reduce the excess to NIL (NZ$500 21-24yrs) 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 all year. Auckland Airport from 0600-2200. Wellington Airport from 0700-1900. Christchurch Airport from 0730-1930. *Auckland City & Queenstown Airport from 0800-1700. * After hour pickups & drop offs are not available for the Auckland City branch. Minimum Hire: 3 day minimum except for the following: Auckland to Wellington, Queenstown to Christchurch and Christchurch to Queenstown – 5 days min. Auckland or Wellington to Christchurch or Queenstown – 7 days min.

Auto, 5 door, 2.2L Diesel, Air Con, Seats 5, Luggage: 4 large, 6 small

Days & Rates 20 Dec 16 - 28 Feb 17 1 Mar 17 - 30 Apr 17 1 May 17 - 31 Oct 17 1 Nov 17 - 19 Dec17 20 Dec 17 - 28 Feb 18

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£87 £79 £86 £80 £91

£83 £75 £82 £76 £87

£82 £72 £80 £73 £85

£77 £69 £76 £70 £81

For all pickups between 20 Dec – 10 Jan a minimum rental of 7 days is required unless the hire is one way from North to South Island which requires 10 days. 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. Extras: Baby capsule, Child seat, Booster seat NZ$35 per hire (children up to the age of 8 years must be restrained). GPS NZ$8 per day. Snow chains NZ$35 per hire. Roof & Ski racks NZ$35 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 All 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. ALL INCLUSIVE RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

CAR RENTALS

35


Auckland

Picton Greymouth

Wellington

Christchurch Queenstown

Dunedin

ACE Car Rentals holds a Qualmark Visitor Transport endorsement. Ideal for the value conscious traveller utilising pre loved cars which have been meticulously maintained to the highest standards and backed by 24 hour roadside assistance. Or fleet ranges from 4yrs+ to recent models.

Daihatsu Sirion (or similar)

Nissan Tiida (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 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

£39 £21 £31 £43 £34

£34 £20 £28 £39 £31

£31 £19 £27 £39 £30

£20 £18 £25 £35 £27

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

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

Days & Rates

4-6

7 - 13

14 - 27

28+

1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

£45 £30 £38 £56 £41

£44 £27 £34 £51 £38

£39 £26 £33 £49 £37

£33 £24 £30 £45 £34

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

4WD Subaru Legacy (or similar)

Days & Rates

4-6

7 - 13

14 - 27

28+

£63 £49 £60 £78 £53

£61 £44 £55 £72 £49

£57 £43 £53 £69 £47

£54 £39 £49 £63 £43

14 Dec 17 - 5 Jan 18 6 Jan 18 - 31 Mar 18

Conditions & General Information Rates: Determined by date of pick up for entire hire. A rental day consists of 24 hours. Driver’s Age: Min 18 years Driver’s Licence: A valid full English licence must be presented at commencement of hire. If the licence is not in English it must be accompanied by a current International Driver’s Permit or official government approved translation document. Rates Include: Unlimited kms, Basic Insurance (subject to excess), 24hr roadside assistance & GST. Insurance Excess: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$2,000 of any claim. This will be authorised on the client’s credit card upon arrival. Ace only accept credit cards for security on the vehicle. Debit & cash are not accepted. The authorisation will be fully release if the vehicle is returned

36

CAR RENTALS

Days & Rates

4-6

7 - 13

14 - 27

28+

1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

£80 £37 £48 £65 £51

£72 £33 £43 £59 £46

£65 £32 £42 £58 £44

£61 £29 £39 £53 £40

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

Toyota RAV4 (or similar)

Group G Value Mini Van Auto 2.4 litre Air Conditioning Seats 7/8 Luggage: 3 medium

1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17 1 Nov 17 - 13 Dec 17

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

Toyota Estima (or similar)

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

1 Apr 17 - 31 Oct 17

Toyota Allion (or similar)

Days & Rates

4-6

7 - 13

14 - 27

28+

1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

£86 £58 £67 £96 £65

£83 £53 £61 £87 £59

£78 £51 £59 £84 £58

£75 £46 £55 £78 £53

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

on time, to the correct location, undamaged and 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 & Queenstown Road User Charge: NZ$2 - Auckland After Hours Fees: NZ$30 – Auckland Airport & Christchurch Airport. NZ$60 – Picton, Queenstown & Wellington Branch Hours: 8am-5pm daily except Christmas Day One Way Minimum Hire: 01 May – 22 Dec: 3 days per island. 23 Dec – 30 Apr: 5 days per island

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Group FP SUV Auto 2.5 litre Air Conditioning Seats 5 Luggage: 2 large 2 small

Days & Rates

4-6

7 - 13

14 - 27

28+

1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

£90 £58 £72 £94 £63

£88 £54 £65 £86 £58

£83 £52 £63 £82 £57

£80 £47 £58 £76 £52

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

Credit Card Surcharge: 1.95% for all amounts transacted on a credit card. Airport Transfers: Free return transfers are available from the Airport/Ferry to the depot during office hours. Also hotels/motels within a 10km 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 rental. IMPORTANT NOTE: Self drive motorists travelling the Milford Road between June and November are required by New Zealand law to carry appropriate chains for their vehicle. Snow chains are advised to be prebooked due to limited supply. Ace do not guarantee a specific model within the class range. Rental conditions are subject to change. ALL INCLUSIVE RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST


When you’re in control and the wide-open road is ahead of you, you can’t help but be happy. When you go by camper you choose where you go. You even choose the view you wake up to and the surprises you come across. There’s no better way to discover New Zealand.

Roam free. No other method of travel offers such freedom, with a campervan affording almost the same reach as a motorcar with the convenience of your own ‘home’ on board. Outside of the busiest spots in peak season, campsite bookings aren’t required, allowing you to follow a flexible campervan route at your own pace lingering when the time is right and heading in the direction your mood takes you.

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. With each stop comes the opportunity to explore new territory, get a fresh perspective, whether a basic council camp or scenic reserve, to groomed holiday parks hugging the coastline to plenty of designated freedom camping spots... It’s amazing what you can see through the campervan window.

Immerse yourself with nature. Between golden sunrises and fiery sunsets, bright days and dark nights illuminated by the moon, stars and campfire, the sound of

wind in the trees and rain on the roof, the smells of pine forest and seaside saltiness... Few other forms of travel offer so much daily interaction and connection with the natural world.

Be social. A beloved pastime for generations, the camping holiday is as popular as ever and enjoyed by folks from all over the world and all walks of life. You’ll encounter a camping culture that is welcoming and kids needn’t be the only ones making new friends. Campsites are famous for their conviviality and communal spirit – striking up a conversation and sharing travel stories takes little more than a linger around the barbecue or other shared area.

Allow for surprises. On a campervan road trip, getting there is more than half the fun. It’s all about the journey and the experiences you have along the way. Wake up amongst the vines with a winery haven overnight stay, or add bikes and stop off at one of the many NZ Cycle trails! Slow down, relax and embrace the experiences.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

MOTORHOMES

37


maui Beach 4 Berth Awning & auto 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. Int. walkthrough access. Ext. side awning. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.10m, Width 2.80 & Interior Height 2.10 Bedding: 2 doubles. Price on Application.

Beach 4BMP

5 - 20 day per day Price on Application Queenstown

Day

maui Sunset 6 Berth

maui Ultima 2 Berth One double or two single beds + Screen/DVD player, BBQ, & Auto 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 2.43m & Interior Height 1.94m Bedding: 1 Double or 2 singles.

Ultima 2BTSM

Day

DVD player with flat screen, external storage 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 7.22m, Width 2.80m & Interior Height 2.15m Bedding: 3 double beds.

Sunset 6BMP

5 - 20 day per day

5 - 20 day per day

Price on Application

Price on Application Day

Night

Versatile bedding options, built-in BBQ, solar power 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 2.43m & Interior Height 1.94m Bedding: 1 Double or 2 singles (rear) plus one single bed behind driver. Price on Application.

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$50 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

38

MOTORHOMES

Christchurch to Queenstown or vice versa Christchurch or Queenstown to Auckland

River 6BMPC

5 - 20 day per day

5 - 20 day per day Price on Application Day

manuals. 24 hr breakdown service, Airport transfers. Minimum Hire: 5 days – excludes 20 Dec 16 – 10 Jan 17 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. Auckland to Christchurch or Queenstown

Latest design with the comforts of home 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: 2.80m, interior height: 2.10m. Bedding: 3 double beds. Price on Application.

Price on Application Night

Day

Night

maui River 6 Berth

maui Ultima Plus 3 Berth

Ultima Plus 3BTSM

Night

Pick-up between 1 Apr- 30 Sep 16 Pick-up between 1 Oct 16 - 31 Mar 17 Pick-up between 1 Apr - 30 Sep 16 Pick-up between 1 Oct 16 - 31 Mar 17 Pick-up between 1 Oct 16 - 31 Mar 17

NZ$100

Maui Liability Reduction Option: (non refundable) 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: If the maui Inclusive

Night

Package is not selected, 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.

NZ$250 NZ$50 NZ$75 NZ$150

One Way Rentals Fees: Vehicle Security Deposit: (Deductible) Clients are responsible for the first NZ$7,500 of any claim incl. 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 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.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Maximise your New Zealand experience with a Kruse commentary GPS - See Page 14


2 Berth Euro Tourer 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.

5 - 20 day per day

Day

01 Nov 16 - 28 Feb 17 01 Mar 17 - 31 Apr 17 01 May 17 - 30 Sep 17 01 Oct 17 - 15 Dec 17 16 Dec 17 - 31 Mar 18

Night

A. Standard Liability

B. Inclusive of Full Liability

£237 £193 £50 £82 £214

£276 232 £89 £121 £253

4 Berth Euro Camper 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.

5 - 20 day per day Day

01 Nov 16 - 28 Feb 17 01 Mar 17 - 31 Apr 17 01 May 17 - 30 Sep 17 01 Oct 17 - 15 Dec 17 16 Dec 17 - 31 Mar 18

Night

6 Berth Euro Deluxe A. Standard Liability

B. Inclusive of Full Liability

£266 £228 £59 £107 £239

£305 £267 £98 £146 £278

4 Berth Phoenix RV (Star RV)

Day

Night

01 Nov 16 - 28 Feb 17 01 Mar 17 - 31 Apr 17 01 May 17 - 30 Sep 17 01 Oct 17 - 15 Dec 17 16 Dec 17 - 31 Mar 18

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

5 - 20 day per day

Day

Capacity: 4 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 children Description: Mercedes/ VW, 2.5 litre diesel, automatic, 3 Burner/ 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.

5 - 20 day per day

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.

Night

01 Nov 16 - 28 Feb 17 01 Mar 17 - 31 Apr 17 01 May 17 - 30 Sep 17 01 Oct 17 - 15 Dec 17 16 Dec 17 - 31 Mar 18

A. Standard Liability

B. Inclusive of Full Liability

£286 £263 £63 £121 £258

£325 £302 £102 £160 £296

6 Berth Hercules RV (Star RV) A. Standard Liability

B. Inclusive of Full Liability

£276 £231 POA POA POA

£319 £274 POA POA POA

Agreement for 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 kilomets 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.

Maximise your New Zealand experience with a Kruse commentary GPS - See Page 14

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.

Day

Night

5 - 20 day per day 01 Nov 16 - 28 Feb 17 01 Mar 17 - 31 Apr 17 01 May 17 - 30 Sep 17 01 Oct 17 - 15 Dec 17 16 Dec 17 - 31 Mar 18

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

A. Standard Liability

B. Inclusive of Full Liability

£283 £261 POA POA POA

£326 £304 POA POA POA

MOTORHOMES

39


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 & Sink. Shower & 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: 1 x Double Bed or 2 x Singles.

Auckland

Christchurch

Queenstown

2BTSBV

5 - 20 day per day Price on Application Day

Night

Venturer Plus 3 Berth

Britz HiTop 3 Berth

2BB

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 & Porta Potti toilet included. Note: No shower. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 5.38m; width 1.88m; interior height 2.10m. Bedding: 1 double and 1 single bed (max weight on top bed 200kg).

3BTS

Capacity: 2 adults, 1 child. Description: Auto Transmission, Turbo Diesel, Power steering, 3 seatbelts, Air Con in driver’s cab, Rear Cabin heating, Radio, CD, LCD Screen/DVD player, mains power, gas stove, 110L Fridge/Freezer, microwave & 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.

5 - 20 day per day Price on Application Day

Night

Britz Explorer Auto 4 Berth 5 - 20 day per day 4BB

Price on Application Day

Night

Britz Voyager 4 Berth Capacity: 4 Adults Description: Toyota Hiace Long wheel base, automatic transmission diesel, power steering, 4 seatbelts. Cooking utensils & 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.

5 - 20 day per day Price on Application Day & Night

4BBXS

Britz Frontier 6 Berth 5 - 20 day per day Price on Application

Day

Night

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).Public Holiday Surcharge: NZ$50 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

40

MOTORHOMES

Capacity: 4 Adults Description: Volkswagen, Automatic, turbo diesel, Power steering, 4 seatbelts, Radio/CD, air con. & heating in driver’s cab & heating in rear. Gas stove, shower & toilet, fridge, microwave, sink, hot & cold pressurised water, 82L fresh water tank, all living equipment. Internal walk through access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.22m, Width 2.28m & Interior Height 2.15m. Bedding: 2 doubles.

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 16- Mar 17 one way North to South hires: 10 days & all hires 20 Dec 16 - 10 Jan 17, 10 day min. One Way Rentals Fees: Pick-up between Auckland to 1 Apr- 30 Sep 16 Christchurch or Pick-up between Queenstown 1 Oct 16 - 31 Mar 17 Pick-up between Christchurch to 1 Apr - 30 Sep 16 Queenstown or Pick-up between vice versa 1 Oct 16 - 31 Mar 17 Christchurch or Pick-up between Queenstown to 1 Oct 16 - 31 Mar 17 Auckland

5 - 20 day per day Price on Application

NZ$100 NZ$250 NZ$50 NZ$75 NZ$150

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).

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

6BB

Capacity: 6 Adults Description: Mercedes Benz or Volkswagen vehicles, Auto, turbo diesel. Air-con & heating in drivers cab & heating in rear. Power steering, 6 seatbelts (2 front cab, 4 main cab), Radio/CD, gas cooker, shower & toilet, fridge, microwave, sink, hot & cold pressurised water, 82L-140L fresh water tank, all living equipment, DVD player with flat screen. Internal walk through access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.10m-7.40m, width 2.25m – 2.28m, interior height 2.10m-2.15m. Bedding: 3 doubles.

Day

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.

Night

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.

Maximise your New Zealand experience with a Kruse commentary GPS - See Page 14


Jackpot 2 Berth A winner for 2 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

Want a mighty start to your roadtrip in NZ? Then choose one of our mighty campers & get a mighty good deal while you are at it. If you are looking to keep the budget at bay, start with the Mighty Jackpot and if you are a family or travelling with your mates, look no further than the DoubleUp. MIGHTY are like us – we are all about making things easy so book your NZ trip today & see the mighty side of life.

Christchurch

Queenstown

5 - 20 day per day Price on Application

Day

Night

Deuce 2 Berth Added comforts for 2! Capacity: 2 Adults Description: Turbo diesel, Automatic 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 2.53-3.00m Bedding: 1 double or 2 singles. Note: Min 21 years of age.

5 - 20 day per day Price on Application Day

Night

Double Down - 4 Berth

Double Up - 4 Berth Fit for an awesome foursome 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 2.202.28m, interior height 2.00-2.15m & exterior height 3.03-3.50m. Bedding: 2 Doubles. Note: Min 21 years of age. Note: Min 21 years of age.

Great for four! 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.

Day

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$3500 and NZ$5000 (subject to vehicle type). Linen & bedding, cooking utensils, towels, maps, extension cords & 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 & Double Up). Driver’s Licence: A current and full motor vehicle driver’s licence is required and must be produced upon vehicle collection. Should a foreign licence be in a language other than English it must be accompanied by a current international driving permit issued in the same country as the driver’s licence was issued. An accredited English translation must be provided with the international driving permit. Branch Hours: Daily 8am - 4.30pm. All depots closed Xmas Day. Mighty requests that clients collecting or returning their vehicle to be in the office by 3:30pm Note: Pick-ups and/or drop off in Queenstown incur an additional NZ$95 fee on toilet-shower campervans only, paid direct (same city pick-up & drop-off - one fee). Public Holiday Surcharge: NZ$50 surcharge will apply to all rentals picking up/dropping off on National Public Holidays.

5 - 20 day per day

5 - 20 day per day

Price on Application

Price on Application

Night

Day

Minimum Hire: 5 days. All campervan rentals collected between 20 Dec 16 – 10 Jan 17 are subject to a 10 day minimum. From 01 Oct 16 – 31 Mar 17 a 10 day minimum hire applies if collected from the North Island and returned to the South Island. One Way Rentals Fees: Auckland to Christchurch or Queenstown Christchurch to Queenstown or vice versa Christchurch or Queenstown to Auckland

Pick-up between 1 Apr- 30 Sep 16 Pick-up between 1 Oct 16 - 31 Mar 17 Pick-up between 1 Apr - 30 Sep 16 Pick-up between 1 Oct 16 - 31 Mar 17 Pick-up between 1 Oct 16 - 31 Mar 17

Big Six - 6 Berth Perfect for travelling families 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.

NZ$100 NZ$250 NZ$50 NZ$75 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 incld 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

Maximise your New Zealand experience with a Kruse commentary GPS - See Page 14

Night

5 - 20 day per day Price on Application Day

Pack includs: 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.

Night

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.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

MOTORHOMES

41


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 17

& 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, individual reading lamps & on-board videos. Drivers also provide a full & informative commentary.

South Island Destinations

Duration Approx.

Christchurch to Dunedin

6 hours

Christchurch to Mt Cook

5 hrs 20 mins

Christchurch to Picton

5 hrs 20 mins

Christchurch to Kaikoura

2 hrs 40 mins

Christchurch to Lake Tekapo

3 hours

North Island Destinations

Duration Approx.

£35 £101 £38 £22 £34

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

Per Adult

Christchurch to Wanaka (via Mt Cook)

8 hours

£156

Christchurch to Te Anau

10 hrs 30 mins

£55

Chch to Queenstown (via Mt Cook)

9 hrs 20 mins

£143

Auckland to Wellington

10 hours

Picton to Kaikoura

2 hrs 15 mins

Auckland to Whakatane

6 hrs 45 mins

Picton to Nelson

2 hrs 10 mins

Hamilton to Rotorua

1 hr 30 mins

Nelson to Greymouth

6 hours

National Park to Auckland

6 hours

Greymouth to Franz Josef

3 hrs 40 mins

National Park to Wellington

5 hrs 45 mins

Greymouth to Fox Glacier

4 hours

Rotorua to Napier

3 hrs 30 mins

Dunedin to Queenstown

4 hrs 15 mins

Rotorua to Taupo

1 hour 30 mins

Dunedin to Te Anau

4 hrs 30 mins

Rotorua to Waitomo Caves

2 hours 30 mins

Dunedin to Invercargill

3 hrs 15 mins

Wellington to Rotorua

7 hrs 15 mins

Franz Josef to Queenstown

8 hrs 30 mins

Wellington to Taupo

6 hours

Franz Josef to Wanaka

7 hours

Wellington to Napier

5 hours

Fox Glacier to Queenstown

8 hrs 15 mins

Wellington to New Plymouth

6 hours 30 mins

Queenstown to Mt Cook

4 hours

Queenstown to Wanaka

1 hour 30 mins

Queenstown to Te Anau

2 hrs 10 mins

£24 £24 £57 £40 £44 £31 £33 £31 £79 £59 £76 £72 £23 £41

42

COACH TRAVEL & AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Per Adult

£37 £20 £53 £41 £40 £19 £51 £61 £70 £42 £30 £42 £42 £42 £30 £42 £76 £68 £46 £46

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 17.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Shuttle Transfer Per Person

Custom Transfers Incl. Meet & Greet 1 - 2 people

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

£24 £18 £15 £31 £14 £17 £15 £15 £17 £27 £17

£111 £78 £65 £78 £68

£100 £62 £62 £71 £54 £62 £54 £54 £71 £100 £71


Wellington - Picton Services

Wellington - Nelson Services

Fly between Picton & Wellington in just 25 minutes. Enjoy stunning views of Wellington, Cook Strait & the magnificent Marlborough Sounds. Sounds Air offer up to eight return flights a day in a 14 seat Cessna Caravan. Shuttle transfers between Picton Airport and the Picton township are available on request. This is an ideal trip for those who are short on time & those who don’t travel well by sea. Why not add variety and take the ferry one way & fly Sounds Air back.

Daily return flights between Wellington & Nelson with a flight time of 40 minutes. Up to 22 flights per week. These flights are a sensational way of accessing the Nelson region which has so much to offer from beautiful beaches, tranquil walking tracks and a vibrant town centre. A fantastic option for daytrippers. One way

Wellington - Blenheim Services

Departs Wellington: Summer: Daily 8am (except Sun), 10am (except Sat), 1230, 3pm & 4.45pm (except Fri). Winter: Daily 8am (except Sun), 10am (except Sat), 1230, 2pm & 4pm

Daily return flights between Wellington & Blenheim with a flight time of 25 minutes. Up to 31 flights per week. From the capital city of New Zealand fly straight into the heart of New Zealand’s Wine Capital. Flights are times to make day trips from Wellington a breeze.

Departs Picton: Summer: Daily 8.45am (except Sun), 10.45am (except Sat), 1.15pm, 3.45pm & 5.30pm (except Fri) Winter: Daily 8.45am (except Sun), 10.45am (except Sat), 1.15pm, 2.45pm & 4.45pm One way

£86 Adult £80 Child

One way

£73 Adult £66 Child

£73 Adult £66 Child

COOK STRAIT

CROSSINGS Cook Strait by ferry - 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

Dec 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Nov 17

Dec 17 - Mar 18

£49 £28 £29 £140 £155 £186 £216 £247 £277

£48 £28 £27 £128 £139 £166 £196 £225 £255

£52 £28 £29 £140 £163 £194 £225 £255 £286

Adult Child (2 - 17 years) Premium Plus Surcharge 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

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

Auckland

Most Common Ferry Departure Times (times & days of week operating vary depending on time of year)

Napier

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

Wellington Picton

Kaikoura

* Mon - Sat only ** Tue - Sat only *** Tue - Sun only

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

COOK STRAIT CROSSINGS

43


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

44

TRAINS

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Wellington


THROUGH THE HEART OF THE NORTH ISLAND The North Island service – Auckland to Wellington or v.v. 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, NZ’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

Northern Explorer – Auckland to Wellington or v.v

Jun 16 Mar 17

Apr Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

£134 £93

£117 £82

£138 £96

Adult Child

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

And if your journey continues on to Wellington we’ve made it easy. Book one of our popular throughfares with an Interislander ferry or a Sounds Air flight for a complete journey. Operates Daily from 24 Sep 16 - 30 Apr 17. Depart Picton 1.15pm, Arrive Christchurch 6.33pm. Depart Christchurch 7am, Arrive Picton 12.20pm.

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

The Coastal Pacific – Picton to Christchurch or v.v

24 Sep 16 30 Apr 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

£105 £74

£109 £76

Adult Child

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

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 & 5 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 v.v Adult Child

Note: Infants (0-2 years) travel free of charge. Child (2-14 years) rates available. Rates for other point to point journeys available on request.

Nov 16 Mar 17

Apr Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

£144 £101

£123 £87

£145 £103

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

TRAINS

45


ACCOMMODATION

COLLECTIONS KIWI HOLIDAY PARKS

90 Mile Beach Paihia Dargaville

Thames Port Waikato Cambridge Otorohanga

Whitianga Waihi Beach Mount Maunganui

Rotorua Taupo Turangi

Per room Self Contained Cabin

Napier

Ensuite Cabin

Golden Bay Picton Nelson

Standard Cabin

Upper Hutt Wellington

Powered Site

Westport

Franz Josef Ashburton

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£85 £65 £49 £33

£77 £65 £49 £33

£90 £69 £52 £34

Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park

Geraldine

Twizel Wanaka

Oct 16 - Mar 17

+ 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

Greymouth Hokitika

Port Waikato Holiday Park

Tauranga

Opunake Wanganui

Murchison

Kiwi Holiday Parks offer a bed for every budget with over 47 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.

Kurow Moeraki

Te Anau

Dunedin Catlins Invercargill

Key to Pass Locations Kiwi Holiday Parks

Rainforest Holiday Park, Franz Josef Glacier

Opunake Beach KiwiHoliday Park

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. Book New Zealand hosted accommodation via our easy to use program for a huge selection of B&B’s, Farmstays, Countrystays and Small Luxury New Zealand Lodges. 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 Farmstay self-contained: Similar to the B&B option however staying in selfcontained 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. 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 & 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 - Sep 16

£109 £115

£120 £128

£142 £150

£159 £115

£177 £187

£195 £206

£237 £251

Prices on Request

Oct 16 - Sep 17

Rive Gauche B&B Lodge, Taupo

Talk to your travel consultant for further details.

46

ACCOMMODATION COLLECTIONS

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

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

Mangonui Paihia Kerikeri Whangarei

FAMILY BONUS: Children under 2 years FREE!

Sunset Motel, Fox Glacier

Westport Greymouth

Acacia Lodge Motel, Mangonui/Northland

Fox Glacier

Oct 17 - Mar 18 Gold

Oct 16 - Sep 17 Oct 17 - Mar 18

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. Blue properties are 3 to 3+ & Gold properties 4-4+. This assurance of quality confirms their facilities & services have been independently assessed as professional & trustworthy.

May 17 - Sep 17

Napier Palmerston North

Geraldine

The quality makes choosing easy

Oct 16 - Apr 17

Rotorua Gisborne Taupo

Blenheim Lake Brunner Hokitika Kaikoura Franz Josef Hanmer Springs

Easy locations 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.

Whitianga Waihi Tauranga

Ohakune

Waikanae Motueka Picton

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

Blue

Hamilton Waitomo New Plymouth Wanganui

The easy way to see New Zealand

Per room

Auckland Thames

Golden Chain BLUE Locations Golden Chain GOLD Locations

Invercargill

Studio 1 - 2 people

1 Bedroom 1 - 3 people

2 Bedroom 1 - 4 people

Extra Person

£92 £83 £98 £107 £114

£110 £101 £117 £125 £133

£134 £134 £142 £150 £159

£17 £17 £18 £17 £18

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 Blue to Gold 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.

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. Trailways Hotel, Nelson

6 levels to choose from: Bronze: Good Standard regional hotels/motels or good value city locations.

Doubtless Bay Bay of Islands Whangarei

North Island

Whitianga Whangamata Coromandel Tauranga Hamilton Rotorua Waitomo Gisborne Taupo New Plymouth Mt Ruapehu Ohakune Wanganui Napier Martinbourough Palmerston North Masterton Nelson Wellington Picton Westport Blenheim Punakaiki St Arnaud Greymouth Kaikoura South Island Hokitika Hanmer Springs Fox Glacier Franz Josef Christchurch Methven Akaroa Lake Tekapo Haast Ashburton Twizel Timaru Omarama Queenstown Wanaka Cromwell Dunedin Te Anau

Silver: Good quality accommodation with good facilities.

Auckland

Invercargill

Gold: Superior hotels and resorts. Gold Plus: Superior hotels and resorts with excellent services and facilities. Picton Beachcomber Inn, Picton

Platinum: Excellent hotels located in cities and resort locations. Platinum Plus: Something special.

Per room Twin double

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Gold Plus

Platinum

Platinum Plus

Oct 16 - Mar 17

£101 £93 £106

£118 £104 £125

£137 £123 £145

£152 £139 £161

£179 £162 £190

£215 £206 £229

Apr - Sep 17 Oct 17 - Mar 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.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

ACCOMMODATION COLLECTIONS

47


BOUTIQUE

STAYS

Tin Tub Luxury Lodge, Wanaka

HOTEL DE BRETT, AUCKLAND Hotel DeBrett is located downtown in Auckland’s trendy High Street fashion precinct. It is a short walk from the many restaurants and bars of the Viaduct Harbour and Wynyard Quarter and is close to the Sky Tower and Ferry Building. It is surrounded by art galleries, theatres and is within easy reach of the Auckland Museum. This iconic, historic building has been transformed into a multi-award winning boutique hotel offering 25 stylish rooms and suites, each with its own distinctive style, complemented with eclectic furniture, local art and photography. The famous Housebar has been meticulously restored to become one of Auckland’s premier meeting places while a glass roofed atrium and courtyard form the central focal point for diners at De Bretts Kitchen, one of Auckland’s top restaurants. The hotel was voted one of the Top 25 trendiest hotels in the South Pacific in the 2012 Trip Advisor Awards and the best small hotel in New Zealand in the 2013 Asia Pacific Hotel Awards.

Rates from £261 per night twin share including breakfast Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

KOURA LODGE, ROTORUA Koura Lodge offers boutique lakeside accommodation in Rotorua for a maximum of 20 guests. The Lodge offers a total of 10 bedrooms, all with private en-suite, hardwood verandahs and magnificent lake views. All rooms are tastefully decorated and feature TVs, DVD players, phone, luxurious bathrobes, 100% cotton bed linen and pure NZ wool duvets. In addition, locally-made bathroom amenities will help make your stay relaxing and indulgent whilst complimentary Wi-Fi will keep you in touch with your family back home. Waking up to the sounds of native bird life, a five star breakfast, lakeside open air spa &sauna, canoeing, fishing and tennis are all part of Koura Lodge’s real New Zealand experience. You’re just five minutes’ drive to the city centre and many of Rotorua’s world famous attractions are located even closer. There are not too many places in the world you can walk 50m from your room, climb into a float plane and in 5 minutes be flying through the craters of a dormant volcano!

Rates from £328 per night twin share including breakfast Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

HAWTHORNE HOUSE, HAWKE’S BAY Hawthorne House is a stunning Edwardian villa, built as a doctor’s residence early in the 20th century and now transformed into luxury B&B accommodation in the heart of the Hawke’s Bay wine country. This heritage home is set in formal and informal gardens with views over nearby paddocks to the surrounding hills. It provides the perfect base from which to explore Hawke’s Bay. Conveniently located only minutes away from Hastings and Havelock North and 15 minutes from the airport and the Art Deco beauty of Napier, it is just a short drive from some of the region’s best golf courses and wineries. Hawthorne House comprises of four luxuriously appointed en-suite rooms that feature soaring ceilings, beautiful linens, digital TV, complimentary Wi-Fi and super comfortable beds. If you’re feeling active, there’s croquet on the lawn and a pétanque court. Rates are per room and include afternoon tea on arrival, evening canapés and a glass of wine, full country breakfast and use of all facilities.

Rates from £231 per night twin share including breakfast Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

48

BOUTIQUE STAYS

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling


AYLSTONE RETREAT, MARTINBOROUGH Located in the world renowned Pinot Noir wine region of Martinborough, Aylstone Retreat overlooks vineyards and the spectacular Tararua Mountain Range. It is a relaxing and quiet haven for wine & food enthusiasts looking to escape the city or explore the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. French provincial in style, Aylstone has six beautifully appointed guest rooms that feature exquisite views over surrounding vineyards, classic furnishings and en-suite bathrooms. Breakfast is served in the spacious dining area overlooking the small vineyard at the front and next door in the guest library, you can relax and browse through books and magazines or use the internet. It is an easy 10 minute stroll into the village centre where there are many cafes, restaurants and boutique shops. Other nearby activities include golf, quad biking, cycle tours, bush walks, wild natural beaches with black volcanic sand and at Cape Palliser, the southern-most point on the North Island, you may lucky enough to see seals basking amongst the rocks.

Rates from £174 per night twin share room only Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

RAETIHI LODGE, MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS Nestled in a secluded bay of extraordinary natural beauty in the Marlborough Sounds is Raetihi Lodge, with a total of just 14 beautifully appointed guest rooms. The seaview rooms offer spacious accommodation that overlooks the tranquil blue waters of the Kenepuru Sound. Friendly lodge staff will share their love and passion for the area with you through the wide range of water and nature based experiences they put at your fingertips. Dine in the lodge’s restaurant and enjoy fresh local cuisine themed to suit the season. Rates include complimentary use of fishing tackle and kayaks for your enjoyment and other activities include bush walks, mountain biking, wine trails and boating. And whilst it is possible to drive by car to the lodge, we recommend getting there by water taxi or floatplane. Both depart from the picturesque fishing village of Picton where the Interislander ferry arrives and departs and offer a much quicker, scenic and more novel way of travelling to this remote part of the Sounds.

Rates from £193 per night twin share room only Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

ORARI BED & BREAKFAST, CHRISTCHURCH Orari Bed & Breakfast offers boutique B&B accommodation and is ideally located in central Christchurch. Featuring 10 beautifully appointed suites, this lovely Grade 2 heritage listed grand Victorian home, built in the 1890s, has recently been totally restored and refurbished. While retaining its former elegance and original kauri framework, it is now complete with all the modern comforts of home. The rooms are sumptuous and spacious and guests have the use of the elegant private lounge and dining room as well as their own private entrance. It provides a full continental breakfast complete with free range bacon and eggs, off-street parking, guest laundry and free Wi-Fi access. Situated 20 minutes drive from Christchurch airport, it is within easy walking distance of the Canterbury Museum, Re:Start Mall, Botanic Gardens, Hagley Park, the Casino, and plenty of cafés, restaurants and bars. Orari Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place to base yourself to explore the city and its many attractions and activities.

Rates from £138 per night twin share including breakfast Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

WILDERNESS LODGE, LAKE MOERAKI Few places on earth can match the unique natural setting of the Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki located in the heart of the 2.7 million hectare South West New Zealand World Heritage Area, Te Wahipounamu (Maori translation: the place of greenstone jade). The lodge sits beside the Moeraki River, surrounded by towering rainforest near the pristine Tasman seacoast. From the comfort of this stylish nature lodge, join naturalist guides to explore the lakes, rivers, forests and seacoast and discover special birds, seals and Fiordland Crested Penguins. The Lodge is a paradise for nature lovers and for those wanting a relaxing retreat away from the pressures of the modern world. Its relative proximity to Fox & Franz Josef also make this an ideal base to explore this famous glacier region. The all-inclusive tariff includes your choice of room type, full breakfast, 4-course gourmet dinner, use of lodge facilities, complimentary use of the guest laundry, satellite broadband and free participation in the twice daily shorter guided nature tours.

Rates from £530 per night twin share including dinner & breakfast Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

TIN TUB LUXURY LODGE, WANAKA Elegant, tranquil, luxury, exclusive …. these are just some of the superlatives often used to describe Tin Tub Luxury Lodge in Wanaka. The unrestricted views over Lake Wanaka and its majestic peaks are simply breath-taking and seem to go on forever. Set high on the ridge, Trish and Barry have created the ultimate alpine hideaway where you can escape the hustle and bustle of a busy lifestyle. The lodge offers beautifully decorated rooms, a guest lounge and library, an on-site tennis court, a heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna, gym and mountain bikes. Evening meals can be provided by prior arrangement and your hosts will be only too happy to help plan your time in Wanaka and recommend local activities and excursions. Upon arrival guests are invited to relax and unwind, soak up the amazing views, enjoy a drink and try some of Trish’s home baking. In the morning savour a breakfast of fresh seasonal fruits, homemade breads and muffins, fresh eggs, tea, coffee and fruit juice.

Rates from £218 per night twin share including breakfast Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

BOUTIQUE STAYS

49


LUXURY LODGES

Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown - Credit: Fraser Clements

THE BOATSHED, WAIHEKE ISLAND The Boatshed is situated on a sun-drenched bay on the island of Waiheke, just 35 minutes by ferry from downtown Auckland. This barefoot luxury hotel is inspired by the early 1900 boatsheds that scatter the country’s shores. All 7 guest rooms and suites are beautifully appointed and offer privacy, open fires and panoramic sea views. The extensive kitchen gardens supply the chef with daily produce to accompany and highlight the best New Zealand has to offer, from the farm to the sea. The lodge is geared around doing very little and the island itself invites you to rediscover the simple pleasures. Take a stroll along one of the many golden, sandy beaches; visit an eclectic mix of award-winning vineyards; dine at sophisticated alfresco restaurants; enjoy the vibrant village and markets with its established arts & crafts studios; or simply read a book in the sun. Rates include full a la carte breakfast, use of all hotel facilities, non-alcoholic mini-bar and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Rates from £454 per night twin share Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

SOLITAIRE LODGE, ROTORUA Solitaire Lodge offers secluded luxury accommodation and attentive hosting from a spectacular lakeside location. Styled with comfort in mind, all 10 luxurious suites feature panoramic views of the glassy lake and magnificent volcano through grand picture windows. The subtle design brings the outdoors in, inviting you to unwind and soak up the peace and quiet of this tranquil setting. Renowned for its fine dining, Solitaire Lodge serves contemporary New Zealand cuisine prepared with fresh local produce and complemented by superb wines from selected vineyards. Minutes from your doorstep you will discover secluded private bays, hot water beaches and natural thermal hot springs beckoning you to soak in. Feeling adventurous? Embark on a scenic helicopter ride over volcanic peaks, skim across the lake in a kayak or enjoy world-class trout-fishing. Rates are based on a full board basis and include overnight accommodation, mini bar, pre-dinner drinks and canapes, five course dinner, full country breakfast and light lunch. Complimentary use of kayaks, motorised dinghies and fishing gear is also included.

Rates from £962 per night twin share Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

THE FARM AT CAPE KIDNAPPERS, HAWKES BAY The Lodge & Golf Course at Cape Kidnappers, known as ‘The Farm’ is set on a 6,000 acre sheep and cattle farm. The cluster of spacious cottages combine rustic and textured materials with stylish, modern furniture and open out onto large porches overlooking a stunning Pacific Ocean panorama. Each suite offers 5 star luxury accommodation and exceptional guest facilities. The main lodge offers two dining rooms, a covered loggia, a lounge room, library, intimate sitting rooms and a wine cellar. Designed by legendary golf architect Tom Doak, the Cape Kidnappers golf course will challenge golfers of all skill levels. This spectacular golf course has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf and is currently ranked the 41st best golf course in the world by Golf Magazine. Your room tariff includes pre-dinner drinks with hors d’oeuvres, a la carte dinner, full breakfast, complimentary mini-bar including domestic beers (excludes liquor and wine) and use of all lodge facilities (excluding golf and spa treatments).

Rates from £1,179 per night twin share Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

50

LUXURY LODGES

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling


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

Rates from £799 per night twin share Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

STONEFLY LODGE, MOTUEKA VALLEY Situated on 150 acres of private forest just 50 minutes from Nelson, Stonefly Lodge offers the complete package for visitors looking to experience fly fishing in New Zealand. With only 4 luxury rooms boasting spectacular views, Stonefly offers an intimate and unforgettable world-class stay for any fly fishing enthusiast, providing expert guiding and instruction for both the novice and experienced fly fisherman. A wide range of nearby world renowned trout rivers and streams let guests enjoy any kind of fly fishing experience … from gentle, flowing, crystal clear waters to the more challenging backcountry streams. This 5 star retreat in the heart of the Motueka Valley lies between the National Parks of Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi. The region also offers a wide variety of activities and outdoor experiences including coastal walks, hiking, kayaking, sailing, wine tasting and exploring local boutique arts and craft galleries. Rates include accommodation, daily breakfast, predinner canapes and a three course dinner. A minimum stay of two nights applies.

Rates from £788 per night twin share Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

HAPUKU LODGE, KAIKOURA With the Kaikoura Mountains to the west, the Pacific Ocean to the east and deer all around, Hapuku Lodge is a 5 star Eco-Retreat nestled into a narrow coastal strip located just a few kilometres north of the township of Kaikoura, in one of the most beautiful places in the world. A contemporary country lodge, accommodation consists of five luxury tree houses set 30 feet (10 metres) up in the canopy of a native Kanuka Grove, four luxury lodge suites and the Olive House suite. Each tree house, clad in native wood and copper shingles sit unobtrusively within the natural beauty of the environment Big yawning windows open onto spectacular views of stately mountains and surf-washed Pacific coastline. Rooms in the Lodge also offer stylish accommodation, breath-taking views, beautiful hand crafted furniture, tailor-made beds and mattresses, European style bathrooms and rain drop showerheads. Wild game is a regular feature on the dinner menu along with crayfish (lobster) and other locally sourced seafood. Nightly tariff includes 3-course dinner and breakfast.

Rates from £521 per night twin share Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

OTAHUNA LODGE, CHRISTCHURCH Built in 1895, Otahuna Lodge is New Zealand’s premier historic estate and is considered one of the best examples of ‘Queen Anne’ or ‘Arts and Crafts” style architecture in Australasia. This Victorian mansion is surrounded by 30 acres of decorative and productive gardens which offer panoramic vistas of the Southern Alps. Though each of the 7 suites offer its own distinct character, all of the rooms are decorated in a traditional English country style with classic furniture, elegant fabrics and individual pieces of commissioned art by contemporary New Zealand artists. They retain grand architectural features including ornate, wood-burning fireplaces, carved inglenooks and stained glass windows. Food and wine are an integral part of the Lodge experience and the nightly menu celebrates the best of fresh New Zealand produce with an emphasis on seasonal estate-grown offerings. The nightly tariff includes a 5-course degustation dinner with wine pairings, pre-dinner drinks with canapés, full cooked breakfast, laundry services and full use of Lodge facilities and equipment.

Rates from £927 per night twin share Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

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

Rates from 1,301 per night twin share Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

LUXURY LODGES

51


AUCKLAND

NEW ZEALAND

SHORE EXCURSIONS

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.

£99 Adult £53 Child (under 15 yrs)

£100 Adult £57 Child (under 15 yrs)

TAURANGA

NAPIER LT60CS Napier & Hawkes Bay Highlight Tour The tour highlights will include various locations around Hawkes Bay, (Napier and Hastings Cities) you will hear the story of the region from the early settlement to the 1931 earthquake, through to today’s Art Deco City, with the world famous “National Tobacco Building’ and the art deco architecture of the city center. Visit the oldest winery in New Zealand, the Mission Estate Winery.

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.

£66 Adult £43 Child (under 15 yrs)

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.

£106 Adult £83 Child (under 15 yrs)

WELLINGTON

£106 Adult £79 Child (under 15 yrs)

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.

£67 Adult £50 Child (under 15 yrs)

AKAROA

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.

£43 Adult £24 Child (under 15 yrs)

£70 Adult £37 Child (under 15 yrs)

DUNEDIN

LT65CS Christchurch & Banks Peninsula Sightseeing

LT66CS Akaroa / Christchurch Tour with Antarctic Centre

Tour LT70LCS Dunedin Sightseeing, Larnach Castle and Cadbury`s Chocolate Factory

LT71CS Taieri Gorge Railway & Dunedin Sightseeing

A sightseeing tour, from Akaroa to Christchurch, with breathtaking scenery on-route of Akaroa Harbour, Lakes, Southern Alps and the Canterbury Plains. A stop at the Botanical Gardens followed by a tour of Christchurch’s old CBD and earthquake Damage. 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 cruise ship late afternoon.

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 OtagoUniversity, Botanical Gardens, Historic Buildings, and the world’s steepest street.

£96 Adult £63 Child (under 15 yrs)

£110 Adult £50 Child (under 15 yrs)

£57 Adult £30 Child (under 15 yrs)

52

NEW ZEALAND SHORE EXCURSIONS

£93 Adult £53 Child (under 15 yrs)

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

ADDITIONAL SHORE TOURS ARE AVAILABLE Please Enquire for options


CITY OF SAILS This modern, vibrant city is NZ’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 City view from Mt Eden. Photo Credit: Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd.

AUCKLAND DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

AUCKLAND TO:

30 Oct 2016 – Auckland Marathon 3-6 Nov 2016 – Taste Auckland 4-6 Nov 2016 – V8 Supercars Jan 2017 – Heineken Open Tennis Tourn Mar 2017 – Pasifika Festival 21-30 Apr 2017 – World Masters 7 Jun 2017 − Lions v Blues 24 Jun 2017 − Lions v All Blacks test 8 Jul 2017 − Lions v All Blacks test

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

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

FACT FILE

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

» Auckland Harbour – stroll around Viaduct Basin with its cafes, 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 regions 80 wineries.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

AUCKLAND

53


Torbay Browns Bay Albany Mairangi Bay

CBD - CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT Wha rf

arf ok W harf Mars den Wha rf

s Wh

in Co

TAN GIHU A ST

ALB ERT

Y ST AN LE

VIN CE

T AS

T

AD GRAFTON RO

10

3

Whitford Mangere Bridge

LE

DS

Otahuhu

Titirangi

Albert Park

WEL

TE YS

Botany Downs

8

5

17

12

L EFIE WAK

Pakuranga

ION

Onehunga

T

K ST

Lynfield

4 14

WES

COO

Cockle Bay

UN

New Lynn

Mt Wellington

12 13 ST

6

E SL

Mt Roskill Glen Eden

Howick

Tamaki Penrose

T

ON DS

Ellerslie

Royal Oak

LEY

15

RD

Avondale

LES

WES

BS ON

Henderson

WEL

19 97

SY M

Remuera

Greenlane

Epsom

VICTORIA ST

Glendowie

T

H AC BE

Mt Eden

11

EAS

AVE

Mt Albert

St Heliers

S ST

C AN ZA

Ponsonby

6

HALSEY

Western Springs

E ST

Kohimarama

Orakei Newmarket

QUA Y ST

TOM

QUE EN

Mission Bay

Parnell

FAN SHA W

CUS

E RDE E 7 STUSHAW FAN

HO

CBD

Waiheke Island

R LD

Devonport

Herne Bay Te Atatu

iSITE

6

Northcote

Massey

NEL SON ST

Birkenhead

arf

Que en

America’s Cup Village

North Shore City

Bledisloe Wh

Ferry Berth

Capta

18

Princ

Maritime Museum

T

Hobsonville

16

Takapuna

NT S

Glenfield

Wairau Park

MAYORA

Whenuapai

Motutapu Island

Rangitoto Island

es s

Milford

East Tamaki

T

Auckland Domain

Airport

TO

N

RD

AF

BR

IDG

TO N

GR

E

AF

Newton

Manukau

GR

UEE NS

Papatoetoe

ER Q

2

UPP

1

TRE E

Mangere

Auckland Hospital

Manurewa

Takanini 1

Sudima Auckland Airport

AUCKLAND AIRPORT

Hotel

2

AUCKLAND AIRPORT

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

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£166 £182 £25

£126 £143 £25

£153 £224 £25

Superior Executive BONUS: Children stay FREE with 2 adults*

3

Extra Person

City Lodge

AUCKLAND CITY

Flashpackers

Standard Double Superior Queen Quad Room

5

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£77 £86 £113

£70 £83 £98

£80 £90 £119

Auckland City Hotel - Hobson St

AUCKLAND CITY

Hotel / Self Cont

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).

Per Room Standard Room Studio with Kitchen 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4) BONUS: Children under 12yrs stay FREE!*

54

AUCKLAND

Extra Person

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£91 £100 £176 £24

£86 £96 £176 £29

£96 £105 £200 £29

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Hotel

4km from airport, 20min from CBD. 222 Modern rooms, award winning restaurant, lounge bar, 24hr courtesy airport transfers, free car parking & 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.

Per Room Standard Queen/King Superior Twin BONUS: FREE 24 hour airport transfers & FREE WiFi in rooms & hotel.

4

AUCKLAND CITY

Deluxe King/Twin Family Suite

Nov 16 - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£103 £126 £143 £220

£116 £143 £161 £248

Best Western President Hotel

Hotel

50m to Queen Street & 100m to Sky Tower. Kitchenettes in all rooms, full kitchen & 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.

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

Jet Park Airport Hotel

Per Room Twin/Double 1 Bedroom 2 Bdrm Family (1-4) BONUS: Children under 12yrs stay FREE!*

6

AUCKLAND CITY

2 Bdrm Apt (1-4)

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£90 £113 £133 £149

£103 £116 £143 £156

£123 £136 £163 £176

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).

Per Room Studio Room Premium Studio Room 1 Bedroom Apartment Extra person

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£149 £167 £178 £34

£145 £163 £176 £42

£178 £196 £209 £42

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.


AUCKLAND CITY

7

Hotel Grand Chancellor

Hotel / Self Cont

Ramada Auckland Hotel

AUCKLAND CITY

8

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 & secure car parking.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17 Apr - Sep 17

£108 £120 £137 £25

Studio 1 Bedroom Suite 1 Bedroom Apartment Extra Person

Rydges Hotel

AUCKLAND CITY

9

£104 £116 £133 £25

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Per Room

£116 £129 £145 £25

Hotel

Studio Room Club Room Park Suite

10

AUCKLAND AIRPORT

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.

Per Room Superior BONUS: Children under 12 years stay FREE!*

11

AUCKLAND CITY

Deluxe Extra Person

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£174 £207 £42

£145 £163 £42

£184 £220 £42

Heritage Auckland

Hotel / Self Cont

Twin/Double 1 Bdrm Deluxe (1-2) BONUS: Children under 14yrs stay FREE!*

13

AUCKLAND CITY

Extra Person

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£166 £187 £38

£165 £206 £38

£215 £257 £38

SKYCITY Hotel

Hotel

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

Per Room Premium Room Deluxe Room Premium Suite Extra person

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£172 £181 £296 £29

£157 £165 £269 £29

£215 £330 £29

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£177 £208 £455

£141 £174 £356

£182 £211 £397

Rendezvous Hotel Auckland

Hotel

Centrally located, Rendezvous Hotel Auckland is New Zealand’s largest hotel featuring 452 accommodation rooms. The 4.5 star hotel is within walking distance to famous theatres & premier entertainment venues. The hotel boasts a wealth of facilities for leisure travellers, including free Wifi (conditions apply), indoor pool, gym, saunas, parking, two restaurants & the Atrium Lounge.

Per Room Deluxe Extra person

12

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£157 £38

£137 £42

£187 £42

CityLife Auckland

AUCKLAND CITY

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, internet 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.

Per Room

Hotel

Ramada Auckland 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. Carparking is available on request – charges apply.

Hotel / Self Cont

Superb central location near the commercial shopping, entertainment areas & waterfront. 166 standard rooms, one, two, three bedroom suites & 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 (car parking charges apply).

Per Room Twin/Double 1 Bdrm Deluxe (2) 2 Bdrm (1-4) BONUS: Children under 14yrs stay FREE!*

14

AUCKLAND CITY

3 Bdrm (1-6)

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£162 £182 £344 £509

£161 £202 £377 £567

£211 £253 £476 £683

SKYCITY Grand Hotel

Hotel

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 Wi-Fi* *Subject to network availability. Acceptable usage policy applies.

Per Room City View Harbour View Luxury Suite Self Cont. Suite

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£232 £260 £387 £423

£211 £236 £352 £385

£265 £290 £397 £430

Auckland City view from Mt Eden. Photo Credit: Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd.

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.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

AUCKLAND

55


15

AUCKLAND CITY

Stamford Plaza Auckland

Hotel

16

AUCKLAND CITY

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 Superior Room Executive Room BONUS: Complimentary WiFi

17

Executive Suite

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£178 £207 £385

£158 £191 £364

£191 £224 £397

Pullman Auckland

AUCKLAND CITY

Hotel

Superior Room Residence Superior Room BONUS: FREE Wifi.

WAIHEKE ISLAND

Residence 1 Bdrm Suite

Per Room Hilton Guest Room Deluxe Harbour View Dlx Harbour View Plus Reduced rates apply FRI – SUN

18

AUCKLAND NORTH SHORE

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£253 £306 £364 £625

£227 £297 £392 £764

£255 £325 £420 £792

The Spencer On Byron Hotel

Hotel

Relax and enjoy a stay at The Spencer on Byron Hotel, Takapuna Beach with stunning views of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf. Only 10 minutes drive from the city and a short walk to sandy Takapuna Beach. All rooms have an ensuite and kitchenette facilities. Our amenities include a 20m outdoor heated pool, spa, gym, tennis court, restaurant and bar.

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£216 £249 £297

£161 £193 £242

£239 £272 £320

Guest Room

£125 £141 £40

£120 £145 £42

£137 £162 £42

Self Contained

One Bedroom Extra Person

WAIHEKE ISLAND

Nov 16 - Mar 18

Studio

£234

Delamore Lodge

Boutique Lodge

Experience 5 star at the multi-award winning luxurious Delamore Lodge. Each of the 4 suites and the 2 bedroom apartment 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.

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.

2 night minimum over weekends.

Bow Suite B&B

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Watermark Holiday Studios

Per Room

Hotel

Positioned 300 metres out to sea on the end of Princess Wharf, this contemporary boutique hotel offers beautiful & uninterrupted views across Auckland Harbour. Centrally located, the hotel’s luxurious rooms all feature private balconies & spacious bathrooms with walk-in showers & separate baths, the new FISH restaurant by renowned chef Shane Yardley & Bellini cocktail bar.

Located in the heart of the city centre, close to popular attractions & wellknown 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 & extensive dining facilities.

Per Room

Hilton Auckland

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

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Suite B&B

£927 £1,231

£614 £1,042

£927 £1,231

2 Bdrm Apt B&B (1-4)

Photo Credit: Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd.

WAIHEKE ISLAND 56

AUCKLAND

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

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.


FULLERS AUCKLAND & 360 DISCOVERY CRUISES Half Day Waiheke Island Wine Tour - This vineyard tour combines world-class wine with the beautiful surroundings of Waiheke Island. On arrival to the island you’ll be greeted by your tour driver who will transport you to the picturesque Mudbrick Vineyard where you will enjoy premium wine tastings. Next, you’ll travel to The Goldie Room, Waiheke’s first and most well-established vineyard. Here you will experience tastings and shared nibbles. Last stop, with further tastings of 5-star quality wines, is Te Whau Vineyard, acclaimed for its restaurant as well as stunning views and outstanding architecture. You can then choose to use your complimentary All Day Bus Pass to further explore the island.

£84 p.p.

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.

ZEST FOOD TOURS OF AUCKLAND Auckland City Tastes Tour - On this walking gourmet food tour in Auckland we introduce you to three of the city’s most vibrant inner city foodie locations. Surrounded by beautiful heritage buildings, the Britomart precinct is full of eclectic cafes, restaurants, cool bars and a fantastic city farmers market (Saturdays only), making it the hippest new district in town. The beautiful Viaduct Harbour features many award winning restaurants and the revitalized Wynyard Quarter shows off its new eateries & bars, open picnic spaces and Auckland’s Seafood Market. Tastings include exceptional coffee, baking treats, chocolates, cheeses, ice cream, honey, seafood & produce with premium NZ wine. Departs: 9.30am - 12.30pm (Mon-Sat).

£105 p.p.

Urban Village Delights Tour - Experience the cafe culture and gourmet delights of the charming urban

village of Ponsonby. Well known for its delicious eateries, historic buildings, arts & crafts, food markets & boutique fashion stores. Your gourmet tour will include tastings of fine produce, chocolates, exceptional coffee, baking treats, cheese, ice cream & finish with a 2 course bistro lunch with matching regional wines. Meet some of the culinary & creative personalities who make up the diverse & original mix that attracts locals & visitors to this part of the city. Departs: 9.30am – 1.30pm (Mon-Sat).

£125 p.p.

£44 Adult £22 Child (5-15 yrs) 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’sendangered birds and three reptile species have been re-introduced. Experience a guided walk provided by the supporters of Tiritiri Matangi..

£55 Adult £31 Child (5-15 yrs)

AUCKLAND SEAPLANES Rangitoto Circuit Scenic Flight - You will experience the North Shore beaches, including a volcano 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)

£133 p.p.

Gulf Island Scenic Flight - We venture further than Rangitoto and you get to witness the sheer beauty of Rakino

57

AUCKLAND ZOO

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)

General Admission Auckland Zoo is home to NZ’s largest collection of native and exotic animals. Encompassing a fifth of the Zoo’s 17ha footprint, Te Wao Nui offers both locals and tourists a truly unique and immersive experience of New Zealand’s animals, plants and culture in a way that has never been done before, all in one location.

£19 Adult £8 Child (5-15 yrs)

£317 p.p.

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

£415 p.p.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

AUCKLAND

57


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 9 am, 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.

£83 Adult £57 Child (7-15 yrs) 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. £106 Adult £86 Child (10-14 yrs)

GREAT SIGHTS - WAITOMO & HOBBITON EXPERIENCE Today you will discover the real Middle-earth. This full day tour includes a fascinating two-hour guided tour around beautiful farmland that was transformed into The Shire. You will see Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and other structures from the movie. Also included is a guided tour of the world famous Waitomo Caves. Departs: 7.30am & returns 8.10pm OR 8.00am & returns 6.45pm (Nov to Mar only – GS16HS).

£209 Adult £105 Child

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

TIME UNLIMITED TOURS - AUCKLAND MAORI TOUR Auckland Full Day 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 and steeped in the history, both ancient and modern, of the tangata whenua (the people of the land). Visit the region’s most important sights, landmarks and monuments. Practice some Maori kawa (protocols) and tikanga (culture). Learn about some of the rangatira leaders) who have shaped our nation’s history. Be amazed by spectacular views of both the Pacific Ocean & the Tasman Sea, dramatic views from the top of several volcanoes, black sand beaches, subtropical rainforest & learn why Auckland is known as one of the world’s most beautiful cities and regions! Departs: 9am from your city accomm. & returns approx. 5pm. Includes a picnic lunch, hot/cold drinks, luxury transport.

£165 Adult £83 Child (4-15 yrs) Awarded Qualmark Enviro Award Gold, Endorsed Visitor Activity, Endorsed Visitor Service & Global Tourism Award Winner.

ECOZIP ADVENTURES - WAIHEKE ISLAND 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. General Admission

£17 Adult £7 Child (under 15 yrs)

Kiwi Package - Museum Highlights Guided Tour: Walk and

talk with our local guides who volunteer their time and share their passion and insider knowledge about our most famous collections. Engage and experience the museums must see cultural, natural and memorial highlights spread over 3 floors, tailored in an 1 hour tour.

£24 Adult £14 Child (under 15 yrs) 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.

£30 Adult £14 Child (under 15 yrs)

58

AUCKLAND

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

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! EcoZip Experience (No Ferry)

£79 Adult £53 Child £210 Family* (*2 Adults, 2 Children under 16) Zip, Wine & Dine (Includes Ferry)

£175 Adult (Over 18s only)


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

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

£56 Adult £44 Child (5-15 yrs)

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

Includes tea/coffee & muffin. Also 1pm during summer.

£53 Adult £35 Child (5-15 yrs)

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.

£81 Adult £53 Child (5-15 yrs)

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. £106 Adult £75 Child (10-15 yrs)

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). 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. For an adrenaline rush, walk around the pergola of the tower at SkyWalk or jump off the tower at SkyJump. Make sure you stop at Auckland’s iconic Sky Tower.

Orbit Dinner

A guided journey on Auckland’s iconic Rangitoto and neighbouring Motutapu island. Knowledgeable Ngai Tai guides will share with you traditional and contemporary stories linked to these beautiful islands. The interactive nature of the tour will see you participating in traditional practices, such as food harvesting, weaving, or learning about the medicinal properties of the island’s flora and fauna. Our Summer Season runs from 01 October 2016 to 30 April 2017.

Full Day Guided Walk: Rangitoto Island and Motutapu Island Causeway - Explore ancient Motutapu Island guarded by the sentinel Rangitoto. Journey: 12 km/8 hours including ferry transfers and lunch. Pace: Easy/moderate. This tour includes: • Ferry ticket to and from the islands • A specialist Ngai Tai guide • Lunch and Afternoon Tea • Sunscreen and insect repellent.

£100 Adult £67 Child (School age)

Infants (under 5yrs) FREE

Half Day Guided Walk: Rangitoto Island Summit - Rangitoto Island, a place where you can explore the past, enjoy the present and support the future. Journey: 6 km/4 hours including ferry transfers and lunch. Pace: Easy (slight incline in last 20 minutes). This tour includes: • Ferry ticket to and from the islands • A specialist Ngai Tai kaiarahi • Lunch • Sunscreen and insect repellent.

£133 Adult £67 Child (School age)

Infants (under 5yrs) FREE

BUSH AND BEACH DAY TOURS 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 “Hobbiton” trilogies. Tour includes return transport, guided tour of the set, lunch, free drink in the Green Dragon and souvenir. Departs 7am, returns 3pm.

£192 Adult £103 Child (4-14 yrs) 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.

£17 Adult £6 Child

£53 Adult £27 Child (2-11 yrs)

£62 Adult £21 Child

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.

£100 Adult £50 Child (2-11 yrs) 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.

£149 Adult £75 Child (2-11 yrs)

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 included Pregnant Women. Fun Family Ride – 1 Hour

£40 p.p.

Taste of Segway – 1.5 Hours

£53 p.p. £80 p.p.

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 Sky City, Civic Theatre & Queens Wharf & FREE hotel pick-ups mean easy access to our service. £27 Adult £14 Child (4-16 yrs)

£100 p.p.

£58 Family (2 adults & up to 4 children)

Mt Victoria Scenic tour – 2 Hours North Head Historic Tour – 2.5 Hours

AUCKLAND HOP ON HOP OFF EXPLORER

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

AUCKLAND

59


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 (5-14 yrs) / Infant (0-4 yrs) - Free.

THE AUCKLAND CITY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR Departs 10.00am 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

£38 Adult £19 Child

WAITOMO AND ROTORUA DELUXE - FULL DAY 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

£194 Adult £97 Child

Tour 7RSKY (Gondola)

£189 Adult £95 Child

Tour 7RPOLY (Thermal Spa)

Tour 7RZORB

£211 Adult £106 Child

£200 Adult £100 Child

SPECTACULAR AUCKLAND - FULL DAY Departs 10.00am 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

£79 Adult £40 Child

THE BAY OF ISLANDS TOUR - FULL DAY 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 European 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 11 (Russel Mini Tour)

£152 Adult £76 Child

HOBBITON, RUAKURI CAVES & KIWI HOUSE - FULL DAY Departs 07.00am, returns 7:00pm. Travel aboard our deluxe five star coach with large panoramic windows, comfortable reclining seats and air-conditioning. This tour includes morning tea, a buffet lunch at the shire, a drink at Green Dragon Inn and an evening snack. Travel south to the real Lord of the Ring’s ‘Hobbiton’ for a fully guided movie set tour and a delicious Hobbiton-style themed buffet 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. Finally, travel to the Otorohanga Kiwi House, the best place to see Kiwi birds in New Zealand! Return to Auckland in the evening. Full tour commentary is provided in English. Tour HOBRK £203 Adult £102 Child

60

AUCKLAND

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Tour 11X (Exclud. Waitangi)

£143 Adult £72 Child

Tour 11C (with Cruise)

£145 Adult £73 Child

Tour 11CL (with Cruise & Lunch)

£155 Adult £78 Child

WAITOMO, ROTORUA & TAUPO - TWO DAY TOUR 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´ 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. Tour 08T £370 p.p. Prices based on Twin Share.


NORTHLAND & THE BAY OF ISLANDS

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: 21 Oct 2016 – Coastal Classic: Annual yacht race from Auckland to Russell Oct 2016 – ‘it’ Bay of Islands Food & Wine Festival 3 Jun 2017 − ­ Lions v Provincial Union Team

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

North Cape Waitiki Landing

Cable Bay

Ninety Mile Beach

Karikari Peninsula Northland Doubtless Bay Taupo Bay

Coopers Beach

Awanui Kaitaia Ahipara

Matauri Bay

Bay of Islands

Whangaroa Kerikeri Ferry

Herekino

Rawene

Omapere

Tauranga Bay

Mangonui

Opononi

Hokianga Harbour

Russell

Paihia

Opua

Kaikohe

Whananaki Matapouri

Hikurangi

Waipoua

Tutukaka

Kamo

Ngunguru Bay Tikipunga

TE KA R U W H A

Whangarei

Poor Knight Islands

Twin Coast

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

Piha

Kauri Cliffs, Northland Credit: New Zealand Tourism

WHANGAREI

Discovery Settlers Hotel Whangarei

Hotel

1

Comfort Studio Superior Studio BONUS: FREE unlimited WiFi

Executive Studio

S

WI LL IAM

Paihia

Clevedon Papakura Clarks Beach Pukekohe Waiuku

PAIHIA

2

Horotutu Scenic Reserve

Auckland

5

1

3

PANORAMA

To Opua

Averill Court Motel

Self Cont.

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.

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.

Per Room

8

A V I S 99 SE Nihonui LW YN Scenic B 6 AYV Reserve IEW MA 7 CM UR RA S Y YCE O J

Manukau Manakau Harbour

Te Ti Bay

AR EN R A D D

Beautiful, unspoiled and wonderfully rich in history and culture.

Ti Point

D RS MA M KE TE

BIRTHPLACE OF THE NATION

4

DG KIN G O GS OD GREYS SEAVIEW RD

Houhora Pukenui Houhora Harbour

BE

Cape Reinga

» The safe, sandy beaches at Orewa & Mangawhai. » The hot springs of Waiwera and vineyards of Matakana & Warkworth. » 26m high Whangarei Falls, arguably NZ’s most photographed waterfall. » AH Reed Memorial Kauri park with its 500 yr 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. » Sweeping views over the Bay of Islands from the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. » Indulge in locally grown kiwifruit, grapes, avocados & oranges around Kerikeri. » Dive the wreck of the Rainbow Warrior. » Wild & natural 90 Mile Beach, perfect for fishing and sand tobogganing. » Moody Cape Reinga where the Pacific Ocean meets the Tasman Sea. » 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.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 18

Standard Studio

£106 £116 $129

Superior Studio 1 Bedroom from 2 Bedroom (1-4)

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Nov 16 - Apr 17

May - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£92 £107 £110 £134

£83 £107 £101 £134

£98 £114 £117 £142

NORTHLAND & THE BAY OF ISLANDS

61


2

Sea Spray Suites

PAIHIA

Self Cont.

3

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

PAIHIA

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

£112 £153 £170 £220

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

4

2 Bdrm Prem. (1-4)

Apr - Sep 17

£108 £153 £174 £215

Copthorne Hotel & Resorts Bay of Islands

PAIHIA

Per Room

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£133 £153 £165 £34

£96 £115 £135 £34

£137 £157 £170 £34

Standard

£125 £170 £182 £232

Hotel

Superior Deluxe Extra Person

BONUS: Free Wifi

5

Admirals View Lodge

PAIHIA

Self Cont.

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.

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.

Per Room

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£120 £129 £133 £145

£83 £91 £100 £108

£120 £129 £133 £145

Standard Standard Plus Harbourview Room Seaview Room

Discounts may be available, enquire for details.

6

Nov 16 - Mar 17

The Waterfront Suites

PAIHIA

Self Cont.

Per Room

NOTE: 25 Dec - 12 Jan Surcharges apply.

8

1 Bdrm Apt 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4)

£145 £193

£140 £165

£148 £198

3 Bdrm Penthouse (1-6)

£482

£314

£363

Per Room

Apr - Sep 17

£91 £162 £34

£158 £241 £34

Extra Person

7

Edgewater Palms

PAIHIA

Self Cont.

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£171 £167 £211 £347

£152 £154 £171 £297

£167 £166 £204 £347

2 Bdrm + Spa (1-4) 3 Bdrm (1-6)

Tanoa Russell Cottages

Self Cont.

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 Luxury 1 Bdrm Cottage Luxury 2 Bdrm Cottage Luxury 3 Bdrm Cottage

NORTHLAND & THE BAY OF ISLANDS

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£207 £290 £356

£133 £178 £220

£215 £298 £364

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Self Cont.

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.

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Nov 16 - Mar 17

2 Bdrm (1-4)

62

£153 £232 £34

1 Bedroom Pool View

1 Bdrm

RUSSELL

Oct 17 - Mar 18

2 Bedroom (1-4)

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

9

2 Bdrm Sea View (1-2)

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£187 £214 £239 £267

£138 £171 £178 £211

£200 £246 £255 £274

Paihia Beach Resort & Spa

PAIHIA

Self Cont.

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.

Full sea views from all our superbly appointed family 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments. Outdoor living with your own balcony, complete with BBQ & outdoor furniture. Private Spa’s available. Fully appointed kitchens including washer/ dryer. Enjoy a stroll along the beach front to the Paihia township & wharf for visitor activities, dinning & shopping.

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

Apr - Sep 17

Per Room Nov 16 - Mar 17

Blue Pacific Quality Apartments

PAIHIA

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Executive Studio

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.

Per Room

Hotel

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands has a sub-tropical resort ambience, with island-influenced 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.

Cclose to all the attractions of the Bay of Islands. This property features modern suites with a kitchenette, TV, DVD, stereo system & outdoor furniture. On site laundry, BBQ area & a spa pool. Premium suites have commanding sea views.

Per Room Poolside Studio 1 Bedroom Superior NOTE: Includes full gourmet breakfast.

OMAPERE

2 Bedroom Apart (2)

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£344 £392 £497

£215 £271 $326

£345 £392 £420

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga

Hotel

Located on State Highway 12, Omapare on the West Coast, just 3.5 hours north of Auckland & 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. Enquire about our 3 night Coast to Coast package.

Per Room Standard Garden Beachfront Room Two Bedroom

Nov 16 - Apr 17

May - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£137 £149 £164

£93 £115 £128

£137 £158 £169

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.


FULLERS GREAT SIGHTS BAY OF ISLANDS 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. Tour CBA/CBP

£66 Adult £33 Child (5-14 yrs)

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. Tour CRW Tour only Tour CRWL With Buffet Lunch

£87 Adult £44 Child £95 Adult £48 Child

Discover Kerikeri

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. Operates: Daily Oct April. Departs Paihia 9.30am, returns 4.15pm. Note: Russell departures 10 mins later. Tour CT1

£38 Adult £19 Child (5-14 yrs)

£80 Adult £40 Child

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. Tour DE1/DE2

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 familyrun 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 highquality ingredients in small batches, and of course shop for gifts – or just indulge yourself! Departs: Paihia at 1.15pm Returns at 4.15pm. Tour

The Cream Trip – Day in the Bay

£74 Adult £37 Child (5-14 yrs)

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 (Departs 4.00pm Returns 5.45pm)

£41 Adult £21 Child Full Day Sail (Departs 10.00am Returns 4.00pm)

£93 Adult £47 Child

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

NORTHLAND & THE BAY OF ISLANDS

63


CRUISING THE POOR KNIGHT ISLANDS

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

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 NZ’s favourite maritime playground. Departs directly from Paihia waterfront regularly. Flight time 20 minutes £166 p.p. Flight including landing on the Hole in the Rock (Flight time 35 minutes) £264 p.p. Flight including landing on the Hole in the Rock (Flight time 45 minutes) £288 p.p. Heli Cruise Island Escape - Depart Paihia boarding our Sea Shuttle vessel which cruises you to the island of choice to enjoy hiking, fishing, snorkeling or just relaxing on the beach. At a prearranged time we pick you 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.

£125 Adult £63 Child (2-15 yrs) Note: Alternate diving options available, enquire for details.

£211 p.p.

FOOTPRINTS WAIPOUA

Half Day Cape Reinga Aeroplane Fly/Drive Tour - This is your chance to see some of NZ’s most stunning

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). Twilight Encounter (4 hours)

£50 Adult £22 Child Daylight Encounter (3.5 hours)

£59 Adult £22 Child

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 NZ 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.

£282 p.p.

ADVENTURE HQ 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, NZ 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).

£65 Adult £24 Child (5-13 yrs) As a fun alternative Darryl’s Lunch to Russell cruise is also available, enquire for details.

COASTAL KAYAKS EARL GREY FISHING CHARTERS The Bay of Islands is world renown for excellent salt water fishing with a range of species available including Yellowtail Kingfish, Snapper & Shark which can be targeted all year round. Highly recommended is the Yellowtail Kingfish option, guaranteed to deliver an adrenaline rush to all whether novice or seasoned anglers. All fishing equipment and bait included. No fishing licence required. Unless a sole charter has been organised, guests will be allocated to the most appropriate fishing party on the day. Experienced local fishing guides ensure an excellent Kiwi fishing experience & with small groups aboard, this makes for the perfect opportunity to experience the Bay of Islands at its best. Remember to bring a camera to capture images of the sublime scenery as you travel... & of course that all important ‘Brag Shot’. Options include: Bottom/Snapper Fishing

£96 p.p. 6 hrs £215 p.p. (1-4 people) 6 hours £860 (1-4 people) 8 hours £1,150

4 hrs Morning or Afternoon trips

Share charter targeting Kingfish & Reef fish Sole Charter targeting Kingfish & Reef fish

Other options include sole charter saltwater fly fishing, overnight live-aboard trips, sole charter sightseeing amongst the Islands. Please enquire for details.

64

NORTHLAND & THE BAY OF ISLANDS

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Since 1988 Coastal Kayakers has been offering guided tours of the historic Waitangi River, Haruru Falls and the crystal clear waters of Bay of Islands. Half Day and Full Day or Multi Day options cater for all levels of experience and desire for adventure. Suitable for individuals and families through to large conference groups. No experience required.

Half Day Guided Tour to Haruru Falls - Departing from Waitangi Beach, paddle up the sheltered waters of

the Waitangi Estuary to spend time exploring the fascinating Mangrove Forests and the unique horse- shoe shaped waterfall at Haruru. Your guide will share with you the rich history of the Waitangi River and Maori Legends while taking time to observer the abundant wildlife in their natural habitat. Relax and enjoy refreshments on the beach at the base of the waterfalls or go for a swim before returning back down stream. Includes: Refreshments; fresh coffee, tea, hot chocolate and biscuits. Departs Daily 10am & 2pm. Duration: 3 - 4 hours Half day

£59 p.p.

Full Day Guided Tour to Haruru Falls and Motumarie Island - As an extension of our Half Day Tour we

take you from the Waitangi River to explore the inner Bay of Islands. The river leads to the ocean and we make our way along the historic Waitangi coastline passing the giant Waka shed with views of the magnificent Maori Canoes before stopping for lunch on the secluded Motumarie Island. Includes: Morning tea and picnic style lunch, choice of 3 options. Departs: Daily at 10am. Duration: 5 – 6 hours Full day £92 p.p.


THE

COROMANDEL £ Coromandel Town Whitianga

TAIRUA

UNIQUE AND UNSPOILED Pauanui

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 & is home to a thriving arts community.

Thames

Whangamata

Waihi Beach

Cathedral Cove, Coromandel Town. Photo Credit: New Zealand Tourism

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

AUCKLAND TO: Thames 110 kms, 1 hr 30 mins

20 Sep 2016 Whitianga Scallop Festival

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

29 Oct 2016 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

FACT FILE

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

22-26 Mar 2017 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 (NZ Christmas bush) dominates the coastline.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

THE COROMANDEL

65


Tuscany on Thames

THAMES

Self Cont.

Anchor Lodge Motel

COROMANDEL TOWN

Tuscany on Thames, walking distance to all amenities. Mediterranean style luxury units with full kitchens, large bathrooms with shower & double spa baths in most units, super-king or queen-size beds, Sky TV, Internet access, hairdryer, iron & ironing board. Continental or cooked breakfast available. Guest laundry, swimming pool.

Per Room

£140 £148 £182 £16

1 Bedroom Suite 2 Bedroom Suites (1-2) Extra Person

Apr 17- Mar 18

£96 £110 £120 £138

£97 £110 £120 £138

Self Contained (1-3) Self Contained (6)

WHITIANGA

Marina Park Apartments Whitianga

Oceans Resort Whitianga

WHITIANGA

** 1 Bdrm serviced daily, 2 bdrms weekly

Self Cont.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

1 Bedroom

£156 £202 £269

£147 £193 £261

£182 £301 £417

3 Bedroom Apt (1-4)

Min Stays + surcharges applies Jan-Mar 17

PAUANUI

Grand Mercure Puka Park

Hotel

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

1 Bdrm Apt**

£120

£125

£141

2 Bdrm Apt (1-3)**

£166 £21

£174 £25

£187 £25

Extra Person

Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge

PAUANUI

Per Room 1 Bdrm (1-2) 2 Bdrm (1-4) Extra Person

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£125 £199 £25

£100 £153 £25

£129 £195 £25

Marine Reserved

WHANGAMATA

3 night minimum, surcharge applies Christmas & New Year

WHANGAMATA

Bush Chalet B&B

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

1 Bedroom (1-2)

£295 £314

£185 £204

£296 £315

2 Bedroom (1-4)

Breakers Motel

Self Cont.

For stays from 20 Dec 16 -31 Jan 17 surcharge applies

WAIHI BEACH

Studio 1 Bedroom (1-2) 2 Bedroom (1-4) Extra Person

66

THE COROMANDEL

Nov 16 - Apr 17

May - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£116 £141 £172 £22

£116 £131 £159 £22

£116 £141 £172 £22

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

3 Bedroom (1-6)

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£156 £202 £269

£147 £193 £261

£158 £205 £278

Waihi Beach Luxury B&B Lodge

Hosted

2 minute stroll away from one of NZ’s safest surf beaches. Relax & 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.

Whangamata, a truly unspoilt part of the Coromandel & only 2 hours drive from Auckland. 22 large spacious luxury units overlooking stunning pool with waterfall, upstairs units all have private spas on balcony with stunning views. Well equipped kitchens, Sky TV, marble bathrooms, wifi and breakfasts available.

Per Room

Self Cont.

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

Tree Hut Chalet B&B

Self Cont.

Easy walk to harbour, ocean beach and shopping centre. 45 minute drive to Hot Water Beach & Cathedral Cove. One and two bedroom suites offering cooking facilities, separate bedrooms & spacious living areas. Guest facilities include; tennis court, pool, free Wifi, BBQ, golf clubs, bicycles & kayaks. *Children under 2 years Free!

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.

Per Room

Self Cont.

Close to beautiful Buffalo Beach, the Lost Spring Thermal Pools & a short stroll to the town centre & picturesque marina. Featuring contemporary-style, 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. Reception 50m down the drive.

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.

2 Bedroom Apt (1-4)

£129 £146 £219 £17

Extra person

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Superior Studio (B&B)*

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£111 £133 £191 £17

2 Bedroom (1-6)

Self Cont.

Standard Studio (B&B)*

Apr - Sep 17

£129 £144 £199 £17

Spa Suite

Quiet garden location, homely & welcoming guest lounge and breakfast room. 3kms to town centre, 1km to beach. Guest laundry & Internet access available. Hosts also conduct Coromandel tours ranging from 1 to 3 days. Enquire for details. *Note: Studio rooms include continental breakfast.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Studio

Aotearoa Lodge

WHITIANGA

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 18

Studio

Self Cont.

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.

Minimum stay 2 nights 01 Dec 16 - 31 Mar 17

Per Room

Nov 17 - Mar 18

Double B&B

£196 £196

Studio Apt B&B (1-2)

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.


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 Cafe. Includes: Professional qualified guide, full instruction, all safety gear and refreshments. No experience necessary. Duration: 3-3.5hrs. Tours depart daily 8.45am & 1.15pm. Trips depart Hahei Beach (35mins drive south of Whitianga) or catch the Whitianga ferry (pick up from Ferry is an addtional NZ$10pp).

AOTEAROA TOURS

£70 Adult £43 Child (under 14 yrs)

Enjoy the best of small group touring with locals who know the hidden gems of their beautiful region.

3/4 Day Eastern Beaches Deluxe Tour Depart Aotearoa Lodge or other local accommodation at 9.00am or 1pm for your journey to the Eastern Beaches. Travel through the farmlands of Coroglen, formerly known as Gumtown in the kauri gum & timber heyday & Whenuakite. Continue on to Hot Water Beach where you can paddle your feet or soak in natural hot water pools dug in the sands beside the ocean at low tide. See spectacular scenery of Cooks Beach with a walk to Cathedral Cove where the movie Narnia was filmed and see the pristine Te Whanganui A Hei Marine Reserve. We also visit Shakespeare Cliff lookout which offers views of the greater Mercury Bay and the Coromandel Ranges. You return to Whitianga mid or late afternoon. Collection at the Whitianga Information Centre can also be arranged if not staying in Whitianga. One trip per day depending on Hot Water Beach low tides.

£106 p.p.

3 Day Touch of Coromandel : Ex Auckland, Rotorua or Tauranga Day 1 - Pickup from Auckland, Rotorua or Tauranga accommodation approx. 8.30 am by Aotearoa tour Driver/ Guide. Travel along the Seabird Coast to Miranda Shorebird Centre, home to many migratory birds. We continue on to Thames and along the picturesque coast road to Rapaura Water Gardens, a wonderful combination of waterfalls, ponds and gardens. In historic Coromandel town ride aboard the narrow gauge train at Driving Creek Rail and hear about the reforestation programme in place here. Walk the easy track to see the majestic 309 Rd Kauri. Continue on to Whitianga and stay the next two nights at Aotearoa Lodge. A quiet rural location, close to beach and town. Day 2 - Depart accommodation at 9.00 am for two half day tours. These tours are arranged according to when low tide is and may incorporate crossing on the Whitianga Ferry to Ferry Landing. The unique Hot Water Beach is best visited during low tide. First tour – Eastern Beaches Tour: (as described above) Second tour – Northern Beaches Tour: Travel past the Ke Te Ra Matiti Marae at Wharekaho visited by Cook and Banks in 1769. Hear the fascinating history of the early gold mining era around Kuaotunu. Walk along the pristine beach at Otama Beach Reserve and appreciate the wide expanse of the sheltered bay at Opito. Return along the magnificent coastline through Greys and Rings Beach to the developing holiday resort settlement of Matarangi.

GLASS BOTTOM BOAT SCENIC CRUISES Hop onboard the Glass Bottom Boat to experience one of New Zealand’s favourite scenic tours. Take in the stunning coastline including the world famous Cathedral Cove, sea caves and hidden beaches. The only tour to explore the marine reserve above and below the surface. Through the glass spot many different species of fish, sting rays, crayfish and more. On the surface look for sea birds, penguins, seals plus passing dolphins and orca. Sit back and watch the marine life in the comfort of our cabin or take the plunge and experience sensational snorkeling with equipment provided.

Day 3 - Free morning to enjoy own activity option at own expense - fishing, golf, horse riding, cycle hire, museum visit, shopping, bone carving, beach combing. Depart Whitianga around lunchtime for return to Auckland via Tairua. (Earlier departure if transferring to Rotorua or Tauranga). Return Auckland / Rotorua or Tauranga accommodation approx. 4.30pm. Includes: Personalised guiding & all coach touring. Pick up from & drop off Auckland, Rotorua, Tauranga, & Taupo. Ex Auckland

£681 p.p. Twin Share £970 Single

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.

£63 Adult £34 Child (3-15 yrs) £172 Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

THE COROMANDEL

67


HAMILTON &

FACT FILE

WAITOMO

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

HAMILTON TO: Auckland 126 kms, 1 hr 50 mins

31 Jul 2016 Karioi Classic

Waitomo 75 kms, 1 hr

HORTICULTURE HEAVEN ABOVE GROUND AND SCULPTURED MASTERPIECE BELOW GROUND.

Rotorua 108 kms, 1 hr 35 mins

Sep 2016 Gallagher Great Race

Wellington 532 kms 6 hrs 30 mins

14 – 17 Jun 2017 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 NZ. » 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: Tourism Holdings

Ohakune Wanganui National Park Hawera

Waitomo Top 10 Holiday Park

WAITOMO

H/Park

WAITOMO REGION

Tongariro National Park Waiouru Taihape

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

Nov 16 - Sep 17

Oct 16 - Mar 18

£120 £17 £108 £38

£125 £17 £112 £40

Self Cont. Unit (1-2) Extra Person Ensuite Units Motorhome site for 2

Sudima Hamilton

HAMILTON

Hotel

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

HAMILTON

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.

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

HAMILTON

Superior Room Studio Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£75 £87 £96

£68 £81 £93

£79 £96 £100

Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre

Self Cont.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 18

Chalet (1-2)

£77 £15 £5

Extra Person Farm Park

Boundary Court Motor Inn

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

HAMILTON

Superior Room BONUS: Free unlimited WiFi

68

Extra Person

HAMILTON & WAITOMO

£104 £125 £29

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£92 £110 £134 £17

£83 £101 £134 £17

£98 £117 £142 £18

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.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 18

Standard Room

Self Cont.

Just 5 mins drive to city restaurants & Hamilton Gardens, easy walk to Waikato Stadium. Featuring 20 well designed, self contained units, all with flat screen TVs, DVD & Sky TV. On site guest laundry, heated swimming pool, private spa pool and BBQ area. Breakfast service available.

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

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.

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

Executive Room Suite

Nov 16 - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£120 £153 £204

£146 £178 £230

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.


WAITOMO ADVENTURES

WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES

Providing blackwater rafting & cave abseiling adventures for people wanting safe, quality fun in some of New Zealand’s most special wild places. If you enjoy unspoilt nature on her own terms; if you want a challenging experience both unique and rewarding; and if you enjoy a good laugh, then these adventures are for you! “One of the most amazing things you can do in New Zealand” Lonely Planet Travellers Guide.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves – For over 125 years the Waitomo Glowworm Caves have attracted millions of people from all over the world. Explore an underground labyrinth of ancient limestone caverns & formations. Marvel at a galaxy of tiny living lights in the famed Glowworm Grotto and the splendour of the limestone formations. The highlight of this tour is the magical boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto. Tours depart daily every half hour from 9am to 5pm (Additional tours at 6pm & 7pm from 26 December – 31 January). Duration 45 minutes.

Tumu Tumu TOObing - This ripper of a trip combines the best elements of cave rafting with walking, swimming & climbing through dry sections of the spectacular Tumutumu Cave. See awesome cave formations, some of the best stalactites & rock sculpture available, as well as the famous N.Z glow worms. Participants must be confident in the water. Departs: Summer (Oct – Apr) 10.00am & 3.00pm daily (except Xmas & New Year’s days) Winter (May – Sept) 10.00am & 2.30pm daily. Min. age 12 years. £116 p.p.

Aranui Cave – Perfect for those wishing to see the very best of Waitomo’s limestone formations. Guided tours take

£35 Adult £16 Child (4-14 yrs) you along safe boardwalks into tall narrow chambers. The stunning shade of pink, white & pale brown stalactites are truly spectacular. Tours depart daily at 9:30am, 11am, 1pm, 2.30pm & 4pm (bookings are essential). Tour is approximately 1 hour in duration. Includes additional 15 minute guided bush walk.

£35 Adult £16 Child Ruakuri Caves – A 2 hr spiritual cave experience where modern technology meets Mother Nature! Learn about the Maori myth & legends, view amazing limestone formations and glowworms. Tours depart 9am, 10am, 11am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm.

Haggas Honking Holes - Likened to Indiana Jones

abseiling in a washing machine! 4 hrs of the most action packed trip at Waitomo. Incl. 3 abseils in underground waterfalls, rock climbing & crawling in a spectacular cave. Departs: Summer (Oct – Apr) 10.00am & 3.00pm daily (except Xmas & New Year’s days) Winter (May – Sept) 10.00am & 2.30pm daily. Note: Gruesome Twosome combines Haggas Honking Holes with The Lost World to make a really action packed day at a special price. Min. age 15 years. Haggas Honking

Ruakuri Ruakuri & Waitomo Cave Combo

£50 Adult £20 Child £62 Adult £24 Child

£160 p.p.

Lost World - 4 hrs, starting with a dry 100 metre abseil into a spectacular chasm along side an instructor followed by 1-2 hrs of dry walking and climbing through another spectacular cavern on the way back to the surface. See why Tom Cruise did it three times! Departs: Summer (Oct – Apr) 10.00am & 3.00pm daily (except Xmas & New Year’s days) Winter (May – Sept) 10.00am & 2.30pm daily. Min. age 10 years.

£220 p.p. Lost World Epic - 7 hours, starting with an abseil

100 metres into the Lost World Cave then take the more physical wet way out. Once down, lunch is served before heading off upstream walking, swimming & climbing through cathedral sized vaults. See waterfalls, fossil oysters & whalebones as well as awesome glowworms. Emerge several hours later to enjoy a well earned BBQ dinner before returning to Waitomo (all included). Departs: 10.30am daily (except Xmas & New Year’s days). In the event of flooding, clients are offered a free upgrade to the Gruesome Twosome. Rambo rating 8/10. Min. age 15 yrs.

£313 p.p. St Benedicts Cavern - You can now enjoy the

prettiest known cave in New Zealand. 3 hrs of dry abseiling & exploring, above & below ground in NZ’s “best dressed” cave. Includes Flying Fox (zipline) through the stalactites! As featured in Billy Connolly’s World Tour of N.Z. Departs: Summer (Oct – Apr) 10.00am & 3.00pm daily (except Xmas & New Year’s days) Winter (May – Sept) 10.00am & 2.30pm daily. Rambo rating 6/10. Min. age 12 years.

£116 p.p.

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

gardens with our guides who will share the ‘inside story’ of how the Gardens was 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. Three hours’ notice required. Guided tour of Enclosed Gardens £10 Adult £6 Child (Children under 5 years are FREE) Gourmet picnic basket On-the-go picnic bag

£20 p.p (Min. 2 people) £10 p.p (Min. 2 people)

Scenic Waikato River Cruise - Enjoy a relaxing scenic boat cruise and spectacular views of the river and Hamilton city each week. Our vessel is fully protected from the weather, we have a fully licensed bar on board and there is cafe style food available for purchase during the cruise. We even have colouring in stuff for the kids! All cruises depart the Hamilton Gardens River Jetty and feature our very popular commentary. Duration: 1hr 30 mins. Departs: at 12:30pm Wednesday - Sunday. £20 Adult £10 Child (5-14yrs)

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

HAMILTON & WAITOMO

69


BAY OF PLENTY

FACT FILE

& 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: 4 – 9 Sep 2016 AIMS games 29 – 31 Dec 2016 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 Te Puke

Otorohanga

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

Okoroire

Bay of Plenty White Island

Tauranga Hicks Bay Te Araroa Mt Maunganui Whakatane Raukumara Ruatoria Forest Park

Opotiki

Rotorua

Tokomaru Bay Murapara

» Superb Tuna & Marlin fishing and diving. Taumarunui

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

Tolaga Bay Te Urewera National Park

Taupo Lake Taupo

Gisborne

Waikaremoana

» NZ’s iconic fruit, the Kiwifruit are harvested for 6 weeks from early May. White Island, Bay of Plenty. Photo Credit: Tourism Bay of Plenty

OKOROIRE

Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel

Hotel

TAURANGA

Cobblestone Court Motel Tauranga

Per Room

Nov 16 - Apr 17

May - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£112 £125 £145

£104 £123 £189

£125 £145 £161

Heritage Room (1-2) Deluxe Chalet (1-3) Family Chalet (1-4)

TAURANGA

Trinity Wharf Tauranga

Hotel

Per Room

May - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£92 £110 £17

£83 £101 £17

£98 £117 £18

1 Bedroom (1-3) Extra person

MOUNT MAUNGANUI

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.

Per Room

Nov 16 Mar 17

Apr Sep 17

Dec 17 Mar 18

Per Room

Dec16 Mar 17

Apr Nov 17

Dec 17 Mar 18

Superior Room

£151 £191 £204 £316

£139 £179 £192 £331

£166 £206 £219 £358

Resort Studio

£148 £176 £295 £34

£124 £157 £286 £34

£163 £194 £325 £37

Water View Room Water View Spa Room Garden View 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4)

White Island Rendezvous

Self Cont.

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

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

GISBORNE

Extra Person

BK’s Palm Court

Self Cont.

BK’s Palm Court Motor Lodge is located only minutes from all of Gisborne’s attractions & CBD. This property offers 15 modern & spacious studio & one bedroom units, all located on the ground floor. All units offer Sky TV, internet access, tea & coffee making facilities, microwave & toaster. One bedroom units also offer kitchen facilities.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Per Room

Nov 16 - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Deluxe Unit

£100 £119 £106

£100 £119 £85

Studio (1-2)

£107 £125 £17

£114 £133 £18

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

70

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Studio

Located on & over the Harbour. Fantastic views. Stroll to city centre. Waterfront restaurant & bar, outdoor heated pool, gym. Free ultra-fast Wifi. Contemporary guest rooms with king beds, separate bath & shower, under floor heating, air con, pay2 view movies, SKY TV & free on-site parking. 2 & 3 bedroom apartments available.

WHAKATANE

Self Cont.

Cobblestone Court Motel Tauranga is centrally located in the Otumoetai area and we have 12 ground floor family units. All our units lead out onto individual patios set in comfortable private garden areas. All units have 20+ Digital Freeview with SKY Sports 1 and 2 + a Movie Channel and are fully self contained. The CBD, shopping centers, bus terminal, bars & cafes are only a short distance away.

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 only 20 minutes’ drive, Hamilton and Rotorua 50 minutes away.

BAY OF PLENTY & GISBORNE

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

1 Bedroom Extra Person

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.


HOBBITON MOVIE SET TOURS

PEEJAYS WHITE ISLAND 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.

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! Trips depart daily (weather permitting) around 8-9am. Trips confirmed the evening before (between 7 and 8pm). Suitable footwear is essential (no sandals). Refreshments and lunch provided. Min. age 8 years. ex Whakatane

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 Shires Rest Cafe. Departs: Tours depart every 30 minutes from 9.00am to 3.00pm. Additional tours in Summer. Duration: 2 hours approx. From: Matamata I-Site. Departs: Every 45mins from 9.30am - 2.45pm. Additional tours in Winter and Summer. Duration: 2.5 hours approx.

£132 Adult £86 Child (8-15 yrs)

From: Rotorua. Departs: Daily at 8.30am & 1.30pm. Includes: Return transports, Hobbiton Movie Set tour, stop at The Shires Rest & the The Shire Store. 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. Ex Matamata

£50 Adult

Ex Rotorua £73 Adult Evening Diner £126 Adult

£25 Child (9-16 yrs) FREE Infant (0-8 yrs) £48 Child (9-16 yrs) £24 Infant (0-8 yrs) £100 Child (9-16 yrs)) £67 Infant (0-8 yrs)

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, 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 to 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 & then onto Waitomo. Arrive in Rotorua for 2 nights – Te Puia on the 2nd night & then travel down to Wellington.

£179 Adult £83 Child (5-15 yrs) £470 Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)

MOUTOHORA: ISLAND SANCTUARY Take a short boat ride to visit one of NZ’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 (NZ parakeet), and the Little Brown Kiwi. It is also home to NZ’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: From Whakatane Wharf at 10am and returns at approx 1.30pm. Check-in is required 30 minutes prior to departure to allow for bio-security checks. Duration: 4hrs approx. Min age 4 years. Only operates May-Nov

£66 Adult £40 Child

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 (10mins 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. Tr GWTR Glowworm Tour

£81 p.p.

GUIDED FOOTPRINTS Hear two Maori legends - Discover the dual history of Mayor Island. Gain insight into the war canoe Takatimu

one of the original seven that discovered NZ. 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 NZ. Duration: 4 hrs, 9am departure daily except 25th Dec

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

£80 Adult £64 Child

BAY OF PLENTY & GISBORNE

71


ROTORUA THE VOLCANIC LAKE DISTRICT OF THE NORTH ISLAND Historically known for its geothermal wonders & 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. Maori Performers at Tamaki Maori Village. Credit: Tamaki Maori Village

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

ROTORUA TO: Auckland 235 kms, 3 hrs 20 mins

8 Oct 2016 − Ekiden Race

Paihia 454 kms, 7 hrs 45 mins Thames 158 kms, 2 hrs 35 mins

10-19 Feb 2017 − Rotorua Bike Festival

Hamilton 108 kms, 1 hr 30 mins

Apr 2017 − Rotorua Marathon

Waitomo 156 kms, 2 hrs 15 mins

17 Jun 2017 − Lions v Maori All Blacks

» 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.

Napier 225 kms, 3 hrs 40 mins Taupo 82 kms, 1 hr 15 mins

FACT FILE 72

ROTORUA

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

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Jan 2017 – 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 & 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


12

To Airport 30

RD

OAD

FROUDE ST

SALA STREET

WARD AVE SOPHIA ST

Glenholme RANOLF ST

8

7

DEVON ST

5

LYTTON ST

11

Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve

Arikikapakapa Golf Course

30 5

OR D

MILLER ST

OLD T AU P

O RD

UP OLD TA

UPO RD

Hillcrest

OLD TA

5

MARGUERITA ST

TI ST FENTON ST

1

KING ST

30 A

ER

3

MAIDA VALE ST

AE

Kuirau Park

Arawa Park Racecourse

MALFROY RD

VICTORIA ST

4

PERERIKA ST

OL RAN F ST

LAK

Kawaha Point

T

AMOHAU STREET

ARAWA ST

WHAKAUE ST

ER D LAK

AMOHIA ST

Pourakau Bay

Koutu

30

RD

Ohinemutu

14

A VE N UE

MO HE

Rotorua Hospital

TUTANEKAI ST

RD

AE

G EN

FENTON ST

13

RANGIURU ST

Te Ruapeka Bay

10

6

9

G TE N

30 A

2

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Lake Rotorua

SA LA

Rugby Park

Wildlife Sanctuary Government Gardens

NS

SU RD

I ST

ET

RIR

OS LYH RD

W VIE

TAL

RD

T

TO D

NR

Fairy Springs

U PO

AY CL

5

TA OLD

1

ROTORUA

BK’s Rotorua Motor Lodge

Self Cont.

2

Sudima Lake Rotorua

ROTORUA

B-K’s Rotorua Motor Lodge has successfully been providing tourists, families and business people with a comfortable and quiet place to stay during their travels since 2005. We believe in protecting the beautiful environment that we have here in Rotorua, and want to ensure for the future that your family will come enjoy it’s beauty too. You can expect the latest in quality accommodation in the heart of Rotorua, at an affordable price.

Per Room Studio 1 Bedroom (1-3) Extra Person

3

ROTORUA

Nov 16 - Apr 17

May - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£107 £125 £17

£107 £125 £17

£114 £133 £18

Rydges Rotorua

Hotel

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

4

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£125 £139 £29

£104 £120 £29

£139 £153 £29

Superior Room BONUS: FREE Wifi & Children under 12yrs stay FREE

5

ROTORUA

Deluxe Spa Extra Person

Tuscany Villas Rotorua

Self Cont.

Adjacent to Arawa park Racecourse, a short drive to thermal areas and Rotorua attractions. Restaurants and shops are within walking distance. Spa pools or Spa baths, kitchenettes, Sky Digital, DVD players, WiFi internet, and Ceiling Fans are among the quality features in each of our non-smoking Suites.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr 17 - Mar 18

Exec Studio

£125 £142 £158 £210

£110 £116 £129 £179

Deluxe Studio 1 Bedroom Suite 2 Bedroom Suite (1-4) 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.

Superior Room Family Room (1-4)

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£100 £116 £133

£85 £93 £118

£104 £120 £145

Jet Park Rotorua

ROTORUA

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.

Per Room

Hotel

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 & safe.

Hotel

Ideally located just 5mins walking distance from Rotorua township, 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.

Per Room Standard BONUS: Complimentary continental breakfast and free WiFi included.

6

ROTORUA

Superior Family

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£99 £119 £152

£88 £106 £136

£104 £125 £132

Princes Gate Hotel

Hotel

Overlooking 3 ha of manicured Govt gardens ri ght i n t he 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.

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

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£129 £152 £179 £179

£123 £139 £162 £162

£145 £161 £190 £190

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

ROTORUA

73


Regal Palms - 5 Star City Resort

ROTORUA

7

Self Cont.

8

ROTORUA

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.

Per Room

Noc 16 - Mar 17

Apr 17 - Mar 18

Studio (1-2)

£149 £186 £222 £255

£159 £196 £235 £267

1 Bedroom (1-4) NOTE: Minimum night stay applies: 25 Dec 16 to 16 Jan 17 & all Public holidays

2 Bedroom Apartment (1-5)

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

ROTORUA

9

2 Bedroom Suite (1-5)

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£148 £173 £39

£109 £134 £39

£155 £181 £39

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

11

Extra Person

Holiday Inn Rotorua

ROTORUA

Hotel

Per Room Superior Room Deluxe Room Suite BONUS: FREE unlimited Wifi

10

ROTORUA

Per Room

Superior Room Geothermal View Room

13

ROTORUA

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£96 £108 £120

£82 £91 £104

£104 £116 £129

Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel & Spa

Hotel

Superior Room Boutique Suite 2 Bdrm Exec. Suite

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£182 £224 £290

£149 £182 £236

£174 £215 £282

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£116 £129 £172 £44

£99 £107 £141 £44

£125 £137 £191 £46

Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Per Room Double/Twin Lakeview Club Rm, (incl bkfst) Hangi & Concert

12

ROTORUA

Hotel

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£144 £172 £210 £58

£120 £141 £191 £58

£158 £187 £236 £58

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.

Per Room Deluxe Studio 1 Bed Superior Suite

14

ROTORUA

Rotorua’s 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.

Per Room

Maori Concert & Dinner

Nov 16 - Mar 17

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.

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.

Standard

Hotel

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.

Excellent location on the shores of Lake Rotorua, within metres to cafes, shops & local attractions. 199 rooms with individual 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.

Superior Room Lakeview

Per Room

Hotel

Distinction Hotel Rotorua

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£159 £252

£139 £225

£159 £252

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.

Per Room Suite (2) B&B Main Suite (2) B&B BONUS: Tariff includes full breakfast.

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£605 £729

£450 £574

£605 £729

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast rates available on request.

Ohinemutu. Photo Credit: Rotorua.co.nz

74

ROTORUA

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

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.


ROTORUA’S ICONIC ‘MUST DO’ COMBOS

WAIMANGU VOLCANIC VALLEY 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.

Self Guided Walk - Visitors are given an interpretive guide sheet for their walk through the Valley. Pathways lead into a vibrant landscape of amazing natural structures and geothermal activity set amongst beautiful native forest. The shortest walk is 40 minutes, the longest 2 hours. We recommend allowing 2 hours. Waimangu’s free shuttle bus will return you to the entrance. £24 Adult £5 Child (6-16 yrs) 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.

Rotorua Diamond Pass - An easy one-ticket pass, self drive or transport included. Includes entry to Rotorua’s 5

major must-do attractions: 1)The Agrodome – world famous Sheep Show & Woollen Mill. See page 49 for more detail. 2) Paradise Valley Springs & Wildlife Park OR Rainbow Springs. Discover trout, birdlife & wild animals in a superb setting of springs, pools, streams and native bush. 3) Polynesian Spa – NZ’s leading thermal bathing complex. Includes entry to the Priest Spa, Public Pool & Family Spa. See page 51 for more detail. 4) Skyline Gondola for panoramic views over Lake Rotorua and the city. Optional luge rides available direct. See below for more detail. 5) Te Puia Maori Arts & Crafts Institute & Thermal Reserve with its renown geothermal activity & Maori cultural performances. See page 51 for more detail. Without Transport R5DP £117 Adult £63 Child With Coach Transport R5EGT £169 Adult £87 Child £36 Infant

Legends of Rotorua Pass - 1) Agrodome world famous Sheep Show & Woollen Mill + 2) Rainbow Springs or Paradise Valley Springs + 3)Te Puia

Without Transport R3LR £80 Adult With Coach Transp.+ Cruise R3LRTL £107 Adult £83 Child

£45 Child £36 Infant

NZ RIVERJET SCENIC SAFARI

£52 Adult £9 Child (6-16 yrs)

Enjoy a slice of New Zealand scenery only a select few have ever seen. Set off with a scenic jet boat ride in a sleek black boat on the magnificent Waikato River - New Zealand’s longest river. See birds, pine forests, farmlands, native bush, the 50 metre high Tutukau Gorge, steaming volcanic river banks, trout feeding areas, and hear stories about the region from your driver/guide. Rest and relax with coffee or lunch at the Orakei Korako cafe, while enjoying the view across the river of the remarkable Orakei Korako Thermal Reserve - with steaming cliffs and the largest silica terraces in the southern hemisphere. An action packed jet boat thrill ride will get your adrenalin pumping on your return! This trip is 2.5-3 hours and includes 1 hour 15 minutes of jet boating action.

£90 Adult £53 Child (3-15yrs)

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!

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).

£65 Adult £14 Child 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 NZ. 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)

£46 p.p.

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)

£34 Adult £20 Child

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.

£20 Adult £10 Child £34 Adult £27 Child Gondola & 5 rides to share with family £66 Family Gondola & Buffet Lunch £41 Adult £21 Child £141 Family Gondola only

Gondola & 3 luge rides

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

£51 Adult £33 Child £54 Adult £29 Child £191 Family

Gondola, Buffet Dinner & 2 luge rides p.p. the next day £67 Adult (Family = 2 Adults & up to 3 children)

£42 Child

(Child 5-14 yrs)

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

ROTORUA

75


RIVER RATS WHITEWATER RAFTING & KAYAKING Kaituna - Grade 5 - The ultimate with the legendary 7 metre waterfall! Reputed to be the highest commercially

rafted waterfall in the world. Adrenaline pumping fast & 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. £70 p.p.

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. £92 p.p.

HELLS GATE GEOTHERMAL PARK & MUD SPA Hells Gate is Rotorua’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 fumaroles and a Sulphur lake this is a great place to explore Rotorua’s unique geothermal landscape. Complimentary self-guide map available or join one of the daily guided tours at 9.30am or 1.30pm. Allow 45 mins – 1 hour for the walk.

Geothermal Walk

£24 Adult £12 Child (6-15 yrs)

Hells Gate Mud Bath & Spa - Combining the finest geothermal mud & the soft geothermal water of the Sulphur 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 sulphur spa over looking the active geothermal reserve – for as long as you like. This is a unique experience available only at Hells Gate - the only genuine Geothermal Mud Bathing experience available in New Zealand. Hells Gate Mud Bath & Spa

£60 Adult £30 Child (6-15 yrs)

Ultimud Package - includes Geothermal Reserve Walk, Mud Bath & a soak in the Sulphur Spa, One hour full body Miri Miri massage, based on the traditional massage techniques of the Maori to enhance the warriors abilities, followed by a cleansing Manuka tea (served in private lounge), Towel & Robe provided. Allow 3.5 hours.

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.

£92 Adult £67 Child

(5-15 yrs)

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. £79 p.p.

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 NZ with Qualmark Enviro Gold

£99 p.p.

£159 p.p. Qualmark approved Visitor Activity and Qualmark Enviro Award Gold

MITAI MAORI VILLAGE 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. Evening Cultural Experience & Hangi

£72 Adult £35 Child (10-15 yrs) £14 Child (5-9 yrs)

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

NATURE CONNECTIONS 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. NC 10 £93 Adult £47 Child (5-15 yrs)

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. NC 08 £183 Adult £92 Child (5-15 yrs)

Full Day - Adventure Tour

Starts as above with our high - acclaimed ‘ must do ‘ morning Geothermal 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. NC 12

76

ROTORUA

£165 Adult £83 Child (5-15 yrs)

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

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.

£87 Adult £46 Child (10-15 yrs) £26 Child (5-9 yrs) 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.

£117 Adult £66 Child (10-15 yrs) £32 Child (5-9 yrs) * Return transfers from all local accommodation is provided complimentary.

ROTORUA CANOPY TOURS 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! 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.

£92 Adult £63 Child (15 yrs & under)


VOLCANIC AIR

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. 27 hot mineral pools are offered in a choice of four areas: adult, 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 café are also present. Open daily 8am - 11pm. Therapies are available daily 10am-7pm, enquire for the full menu of therapy options. Bathing suits, towels & lockers available for hire. (Child 5-14 yrs) Family SPA entry £16 Adult £7 Child Adult pools entry £20 Adult Private pools entry from £13 Adult £6 Child Lake Spa entry (incl towel & lockers) £32 Adult 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.

£119 Adult

Crater Lakes Flight - Join us to view Rotorua beyond the crater rim. Enjoy spectacular views of our hidden lakes district, distant volcanoes and local geothermal activity in this captivating overview of this stunning area. Tour 2A - Floatplace (allow 15mins) Tour 2B - Helicopter (allow 15mins)

£110 Adult £82 Child £129 Adult £97 Child

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. Tour 3A (allow 30mins)

£143 Adult £107 Child

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. Tour 4B (allow 3hrs) £573 Adult £430 Child Child (2-11 yrs) All tours require min. 2 adults.

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.

TAMAKI MAORI VILLAGE Your evening begins with pick up from your Rotorua accomm. 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 & the 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 into our Pre-European Maori Village nestled within the 200 year old native Tawa Forest. Educational: Enter our living village, as it comes alive with the sights, sounds & activity of days gone by, including haka, poi, tattooing, weaving & 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 & the 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 NZ dessert. The evening draws to an end with the poroporoaki – the official closing ceremony. There will be songs (waiata) & speeches (whaikorero), before you enjoy a safe & fun transfer back to your accom. with your Tamaki Drivers & Guides. £70 Adult £38 Child (5-15 yrs) £15 Infant

AGROVENTURES ADVENTURE PARK

Admission & Daytime performance

£35 Adult £22 Child (5-15 yrs)

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.

£67 Adult £52 Child (5-15 yrs) 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. Evening Concert & Dinner

£101 Adult £51 Child (5-15 yrs)

An array of unique NZ 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.

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.

The Shweeb - The world’s first human-powered monorail racetrack. Riders can reach speeds of 45-50kph. On the curves, the vehicles swing centrifugally to over sixty degrees away from vertical, making for a very thrilling & dynamic ride experience.

Pick One: Choose any One Ride from Agrojet, Freefall Xtreme, Swoop or Shweeb.

Pick Two: Choose any Two Rides from Agrojet, Freefall Xtreme, Swoop or Shweeb.

4 Tune: Choose any Four Rides from Agrojet, Freefall Xtreme, Swoop or Shweeb Or Choose One Bungy.

£33 p.p.

£57 p.p.

£79 p.p.

Freefall Xtreme - Freefall Xtreme is the only place in the Southern Hemisphere where you can try the art of body flying – be suspended on a wind column & 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). 6 Rides £116 per family (8 & 10 rides packs are also available)

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

ROTORUA

77


WAIMARINO TOURS Kayak Glowworms & Hot Pools ex Rotorua 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.

ROTORUA DUCK TOURS

Duration: 3.5 hrs, including approx. 2 hrs of paddling. Tr SLRKT £75 p.p.

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.

£45 Adult £26 Child (3-16 yrs) £103 Family (2 adults & 2 children) 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

£57 Adult £34 Child (3-16 yrs) £136 Family (2 adults & 2 children)

LAKELAND QUEEN AGRODOME

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. ‘Kiwiana’ Breakfast Cruise - Departs 7am or 8am

£28 Adult £14 Child (6-14yrs) £17 Adult £9 Child (6-14yrs) £35 Adult £18 Child (6-14yrs) £37 Adult £19 Child (6-14yrs)

Coffee Cruise - Departs Breakfast or Lunch Cruise Times Lunch Cruise - Departs 12pm or 1pm BBQ Dinner Cruise - Departs 6pm

Children 0-5yrs are free.

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. Sheep Show

£19 Adult £10 Child

Sheep Show & Organic Farm Tour combo

£35 Adult £18 Child

Child (5-14 yrs)

RAINBOW SPRINGS & KIWI ENCOUNTER 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 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.

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 NZ’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! Entry Only £25 Adult £13 Child (5-12 yrs) Entry & Behind the Scenes Guided Tour

£31 Adult £19 Child (5-15 yrs)

ZORBIT - Dry & straight track only (min. age 10 yrs & up, min. height 1.6m tall & under 100 kg) £25 p.p.

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

ZYDRO - Wet & straight OR zig zag track (min. age 6 yrs up - Under 130kg solo, or under 250kg multi) £25 p.p.

£41 Adult £21 Child (5-15 yrs) Beauty by Night & Mitai Cultural Experience Combo

ZORB Experience - combination of any three rides (individual ride restrictions apply) £60 p.p.

78

ROTORUA

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

£94 Adult £51 Child (10-15 yrs) £28 Child (5-9 yrs)


LAKE

FACT FILE DRIVING DISTANCES: TAIPO TO: Auckland 280 kms, 3 hrs Wellington 370 kms, 5 hrs 45 mins

TAUPO

Rotorua 82 kms, 1 hour Hamilton 155 kms, 2 hrs 10 mins Turangi 50 kms, 45 mins Thames 210 kms, 3 hrs

SPECIAL EVENTS: 26 Nov 2016 Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge 18 Feb 2017 Taupo Great Lake Relay

NATURE’S GRE AT ESCAPE

04 Mar 2017 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain IRONMAN 2017

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 & Feb - Mar for brown trout. » Craters of the Moon, geothermal area just north of town. » The mighty Huka falls, NZ’s most visited attraction, 5 kms north of town. » The Aratiatia rapids, a controlled water release from the hydroelectric dam, approx. 10am, noon, 2pm & 4pm daily. » Wairakei geothermal area (visit their excellent Visitor Information Centre, 8 kms north of town). Auckland Pokeno

» Be sure to stop atWhitianga the marina in town to witness the sheer volume of crystal-clear water flowing from the lake.

Kayaking along the lakefront. Photo Credit: Destination Lake Taupo

AR AR EP

PAT

NU I

HO

AW A

AV

O

D

ES

T

Otorohanga

To Napier

TERR

1

TAUPO

9

Base Taupo

Backpacker

Kawerau

Tokoroa

Rotoiti Tarawera Murapara

Te Kuiti Mangakino

1

Gisbo

Taumarunui Turangi

R

HE

EP

SH

D DR

To Turangi & Wellington

2

TAUPO

Acapulco Motor Inn

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.

Per Room 4-6 Bed Dorm Shared Facilities 4-6 Bed Dorm Ensuite Special Conditions: Pay 3 stay 4 deal: May 2016 – Sep 30th 2016 May 2017 – Sep 30th 2017

3 Bed Ensuite Double/Twin Ensuite

Oct 16 - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£20 £21 £23 £61

£21 £22 £23 £64

Urewera National Park

Lake Taupo

5

HAR VEY

LO WE LL

Lake Taupo

Raukum Fores Park

Whakatane

Taupo ST

ACE

Rotorua

Tirau

10 Waitomo Caves

BIR CH

LAKE

RU

KIN

ER

5

Te Araroa

Bay of Plenty

Cambridge

ST

AU

Kawhia

BIRCH

D

HEN RY

TAH

KUR

RO

APA

NG

RD

ST

LIS TON

D LR HIL

5

D

R AKA

OTU

T

RD

3

D

T ROF 2 THC NOR LAKE TERRACE

ET

I ST

NG AM

ES

NS

RIR

Waihi Beach White Island

TAR

SU

PU

UI R

AS T

I ST

ST

KIW

KAK

E RD

4

6

RD

HUIA

ST

RD

HEU

RE

RAH

NGA

1

ME

MER

UPE

ST ETOA HAR ST TUW ERT ROB

W

NGE

HEU

A TITIR

O ST

ARIR

TONG

FERRY RD

T EU S

H HEU

NG

NTA

OMA

HOR

I ST

KO

S

M ILLIA

R ST CHE FLET

T

iSITE

T

TU S

MU AMA

1

7

ST

R PAO

ST

TUI

PE A HA

E RA

11

RIFL

8

T WA S ANA KAIM

Paeroa

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 20 spacious units, Sky TV, gym, bbq area, continental and cooked breakfast available (extra charge applies).

Per Room Studio One Bedroom (1-3) Two Bedroom (1-4)

Nov 16 - Apr 17

May - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£92 £110 £134

£83 £101 £134

£98 £117 £142

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

LAKE TAUPO

79


Courtney Motel

TAUPO

3

Self Cont.

TAUPO

4

Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre

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

Nov 16 - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£79 £92 £132 £158

£83 £96 £137 £170

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-4)

BONUS: Stay 5/Pay 4 nights (Valid 01 Jun - 30 Sep 16)

Voyager Apartments Taupo

TAUPO

5

3 Bedroom (1-6)

Per Room

3 Bedroom (1-2)

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£139 £238 £304 £29

£145 £238 £304 £29

Two Bedroom (1-4) BONUS: Stay 5/Pay 4 nights (Valid 01 Jun - 30 Sep 16)

Extra Person

Quest Taupo

TAUPO

7

Three Bedroom (1-6)

6

Beechtree Suites

TAUPO

Per Room

Apr 17 - Mar 18

£112 £137 £218

£106 £141 £249

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

TAUPO

9

Millennium Hotel & Resort Manuels

8

Standard Lakeview Superior Lakeview

11

Dec 17 - Mar 18

£137 £156 £198

£129 £147 £179

£147 £156 £215

Wairakei Resort Taupo

TAUPO

Hotel.

W a irakei Resort Taupo believes in providing visitors with a one of a kind geothermal experience. Wairakei Resort offers modern accommodation, abundant indoor & outdoor leisure facilities & exquisite New Zealand focused dining options. Wairakei Resort enjoys a wonderful historic & relaxing atmosphere & is located on the northern fringe of Taupo.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr 17 - Mar 18

Twin/King

£116 £153

£118 £153

One Bedroom Family Unit (1-4)

Hotel

10

Hilton Lake Taupo

TAUPO

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£158 £177

£129 £158

£148 £182

Hotel.

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.

Magnificent lakefront location, 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).

Per Room

Apr - Nov 17

2 Bedroom Unit

Quest Taupo provides stylishly furbished / fully serviced accommodation. Located in Central Taupo and within a 10 minute stroll of the popular Town Centre and Lake Taupo. Most rooms have kitchenette facilities, private laundry and Triple Play TV. Free carparking and wifi is also available.

Studio Apartment

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Lakeview Spa Studio

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Self Cont.

Taupo’s most modern motel located within walking distance of the lakefront, restaurants & shops. All self-contained rooms feature a patio or balcony, 50+ Sky TV Channels, air con, heat pump, kitchenette & FREE Wireless Internet. Spa baths & 40 inch LCD TV’s in most rooms. Guest Laundry, BBQ & play area & free off street parking.

Deluxe Spa Studio

Self Cont.

Per Room

£97 £103 £116 £121

2 Bedroom (1-2)

Nov 16 - Sep 17

One Bedroom

Apr 17 - Mar 18

£109 £116 £128 £145

1 Bedroom

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.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Studio

Self Cont.

Hotel.

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.

Surchaged rates apoly FRI-SAT nights

Per Room

Nov 16 Mar 17

Apr Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

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

£150 £212 £287 £468 £50

£142 £220 £274 £431 £50

£154 £233 £287 £444 £50

Huka Lodge

TAUPO

Luxury

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. Every last detail has been considered to ensure you will luxuriate in comfort and style during your stay at Huka Lodge.

LAKE TAUPO

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Junior Suite

£1,130 £2,708 £3,537

£1,286 £2,199 £2,815

£1,659 £2,860 £3,689

Lodge Suite

Includes: Pre-dinner drinks & canapés, a 5 course dinner, full country breakfast, use of all Lodge facilities & return Taupo Airport transfers.

80

Per Room

Owner’s Cottage

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Junior Lodge Suite

Owner’s Cottage


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.

NZ RIVERJET! MORE THAN JUST A JET BOAT - A TOTAL NZ EXPERIENCE NZ’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.

£74 Adult £47 Child (2-15 yrs) £245 Adult £198 Child H2-Ohh (White Water Rafting with Tongariro River Rafting and Hukafalls Jet) £145 Adult £116 Child Hukafalls Jet

Totally Taupo (Scenic Cruise, Heli & Jet Boat)

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, & 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 & is designed to cater for those guests who are limited on time & on a budget, great value for this length of trip.

£63 Adult £43 Child (15 yrs and under) The Squeeze - Unbelievably unique! Experience the challenge & excitement of this fantastic adventure.

CHRIS JOLLY OUTDOORS SCENIC CRUISES AND FISHING

Start with scenic jet boating through the impressive Tutukau Gorge. Then wade & swim through a naturally hot thermal stream (20oC-40oC), 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 NZ bush. Return with an action-packed jet boat ride. Departs: 11am daily & 2pm on demand. Allow 2.5 - 3 hours.

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.

Riverjet Thermal Safari & Geothermal Park Combo - See NZ scenery only a select few have seen! Set

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. Scenic Cruise Sunday Brunch Scenic Cruise

£106 Adult £59 Child (5-15 yrs) 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.

£112 Adult £59 Child (3-15 yrs)

£31 Adult £14 Child (5-16 yrs) £48 Adult £30 Child (5-13 yrs)

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. 3 hour private boat charter (1-12 people POA for larger groups) from Half Day Fly Fishing for 2 people (Licences, tackle and transport included) Full Day Fly Fishing for 2 people (Licences, tackle, lunch and transport included )

£621 £409 £728

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

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. £92 Adult £83 Child (min 10 yrs)

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

£175 £239

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.

£63 Adult £53 Child (min 3 yrs)

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

LAKE TAUPO

81


THE WESTERN &

FACT FILE

LOWER NORTH ISLAND

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

AUCKLAND TO:

28 Oct – 6 Nov 2016 – Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival

New Plymouth 365 kms, 5 hrs Mt Ruapehu 340 km, 5 hrs

THE MOUNTAIN TO SURF EXPERIENCE

Feb 2017 – Tropfest NZ

NEW PLYMOUTH TO

17-19 Mar 2017 – WOMAD NZ

Wellington 352 kms, 5 hrs

Encompassing a variety of landscapes including the dramatic snow-capped peaks of Mt Taranaki, Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro & Mt Ngauruhoe while further south are the rolling farmlands dotted with farming communities, all bound by a pristine coastline.

Mt Taranaki N.P 30 mins MT RUAPEHU TO

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

Wellington 330 kms, 4 hrsTokoroa Waitomo Caves

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

Mangakino

Taupo

Turangi

Stratford

Tongariro National Park

Mt Ruapehu

Mt Taranaki National Park

Opunake

Lake Taupo

Taumarunui

New Plymouth

Ohakune

Hawera

Taihape

Wanganui Bulls

Palmerston North Levin Upper Hutt

Wellington

Woodville

Eketahuna Masterton

Martinborough

MT RUAPEHU

» 105 kms of prime surfing spots along highway 45 between New Plymouth and Hawera. Napier

Waiouru

» Located in World Heritage Listed Tongariro National Hastings Park, 2,797m high Mt Ruapehu is the North Island’s Waipukurau highest peak and a popular skiing and hiking destination. Its crater lake regularly passes through warm cycles resulting in small eruptions of ash & steam. The last significant eruption was 1996. » Excellent photo opportunities of the volcanoes from the 53 km long ‘Desert Road’ between Turangi and Waiouru.

Distinction The Park Hotel

Hotel.

Located in National Park Village providing guests with a great range of affordable accommodation. Easy access to Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Mt Ruapehu & Whakapapa Ski Areas. Offering hotel style rooms, selfcatering family rooms & premium dorm style bunk rooms. Alpine themed lounge with popular restaurant & bar. Guest laundry, drying room, outdoor hot tubs.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£85 £94 £98 £114

£85 £104 £108 £125

Standard Room Loft Room Premium Room Tongariro National Park, Ruapehu Photo Credit: Camilla Rutherford

Includes: Complimentary on-site car parking

MT RUAPEHU

Self-Contained (1-2)

Chateau Tongariro Hotel

Hotel

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.

Per Room Twin/Double Superior

ADRIFT GUIDED OUTDOOR ADVENTURE 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. Tongariro Crossing 1 day walk £159 p.p. Sunset Guided Walk - This is a fantastic 2 hour walk along an easy grade track on Mt Ruapehu. Walk for

45 minutes to a point where we can sit relax and watch the sun setting over Mt Taranaki whilst indulging in one of NZ’s finest wines. Your guide will talk about the areas geology, volcanology and New Zealand cultural history. Includes: guide/s, a glass of NZ 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. Sunset Guided Walk £59 p.p. Pick up and drop off from accommodation in Taupo, Turangi & Ohakune can also be arranged (extra costs apply)

82

THE WESTERN & LOWER NORTH ISLAND

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Executive Spa

PALMERSTON NORTH

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£144 £187 £236

£127 £187 £236

£144 £187 £236

Braemar Motor Lodge

Self Cont.

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.

Per Room Studio 1 Bedroom (1-3) Extra Person

Nov 16 - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£107 £125 £17

£114 £133 £18

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.


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

HAWKE’S

BAY & WAIRARAPA

Producing 70% of NZ’s annual wine product, connoisseurs of the grape will particularly enjoy the 350 km touring route through this relatively undiscovered part of the country.

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

NAPIER TO: Auckland 433 kms, 5 hrs 30 mins

20 Nov 2016 – Toast Martinborough

» In Feb 1931 an earthquake registering 7.9 on the Richter scale levelled almost all the buildings of Napier and raised the sea bed by 2.5 metres. Napier’s now famous Art Deco reputation was a result of the massive rebuilding of the city in the Art Deco style so popular in the 1930’s.

Hastings 20 kms, 15 mins

15 – 19 Feb – Art Deco Weekend

Martinborough 280 kms, 3 hrs 45 mins

Jun 2017 – Food and Wine Classic, Hawke’s Bay

Wellington 320 kms, 4 hrs

FACT FILE

THE CLASSIC NEW ZEALAND WINE TRAIL

MARTINBOROUGH TO Wellington 80 kms, 55 mins Rotorua 455 kms, 5 hrs 30 mins Auckland 648kms, 8 hours

» The commanding views from Te Mata Peak, 11 kms south of Hastings. » Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre has an important breeding & research program for native birdlife & home to the rare white Kiwi. » CastlePoint Scenic Reserve and lighthouse, 68 kms east of Masterton.

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

» Wine Tasting - The Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa is highly regarded for its fine reds. Be sure to call into the Martinborough Wine Centre.

» Hastings is regarded as the fruit bowl region and is particularly beautiful in September when the trees are in blossom.

» The seal colony and lighthouse (250 steps) at Cape Palliser, 45 mins drive south of Martinborough.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

HAWKE’S BAY & WAIRARAPA

83


Lake Taupo Ohakune

Wairoa

Turangi

Hawke Bay Wanganui National Park

Waiouru Taihape

Wanganui Marton

Dannevirke

Palmerston North

Wellington Karamea

Victoria Forest Park

Paparoa National Park

Cape Kidnappers. Photo Credit: Hawke’s Bay Tourism.

Nelson

Greymouth

Blenheim

NAPIER Kaikoura

Lake BrunnerConveniently located 200 metres from the Springs Lake beach, Sumner 10 mins driveHanmer to wineries, 5 mins Kumara Forest to the cityPark & walking distance to popular Hokitika restaurants. All 35 units have kitchenettes, Lake Kaniere Arthur’s Pass Ross 50+ SKY TVPark channels & free Wifi. Off street National parking, BBQ area, swimming pool & hot Waipara spa pool. Breakfast service available. Bike Craigieburn Abut Head hire available & cycle ways right at the door. Forest Park Rangiora Fanz Josef Glacier Lake Coleridge Kaiapoi Nov 16 - Apr 17 May - Sep 17 Oct 17 - Mar 18 Per Room Darfield Mt Hutt Studio £92 £83 £98 Lyttelton Fox Glacier Methven 1 Bedroom (1-3) £125 £125 £133 Banks Peninsula Templeton Lake£150 Ellesmere £159 2 Bedroom (1-4) £150 Akaroa Rakaia River Extra person £17 £18 Ashburton £17 Geraldine Canterbury Temuka Bight Lake Pukaki Scenic Hotel Te Pania Hotel Lake Benmore Omarama This award winning designed

MASTERTON

Waihao River

Alexandra Pukerangi

Per Room Palmerston

Otago Peninsula Superior Room 1 Bedroom Suite

BONUS: FREE Wifi

MARTINBOROUGH

Family Room (1-4)

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£148 £251 £308

£115 £197 £231

£151 £252 £312

The Martinborough Hotel

Garden Suite BONUS OFFER: 1 complementary house wine or beer on arrival

84

Heritage Suite Superior Garden Suite

HAWKE’S BAY & WAIRARAPA

Martinborough

Cape Palliser

Hotel

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£162 £162 £174

£131 £131 £143

£177 £177 £193

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Quest Napier

Self Cont.

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. Car parking (paid direct).

Per Room

Nov 16 Mar 17

Apr Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Studio Apartment

£111 £134 £234 £21

£110 £127 £232 £21

£116 £139 £247 £21

1 Bedroom Apartment 2 Bdrm Interconnecting (1-4) Extra person

Copthorne Hotel Solway Park

Per Room

Hotel

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£113 £141

£105 £125

£118 £143

Standard Superior

MARTINBOROUGH

Peppers Parehua Martinborough

Hotel

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, on the Square in Martinborough Wine Village. All of our Suites, are a mix of old world charm with accents of contemporary décor. Dine in The Restaurant & Bar – Paddock to Plate, serving local, fresh seasonal, sustainable produce, meats & seafood. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Per Room

Masterton

Welcome to the Wairarapa’s most comfortable and friendly hotels. Nestled in 24 acres of landscaped parklands. The resort boasts 2 restaurants & 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).

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

Waimate

Castle Point

Clarence River

Hanmer Forest Park Self Cont.

Albatross Motel

Lindis Pass Otematata Lake Dunstan

Eketahuna

Haurangi Forest Park Picton

Nelson Lakes Reefton National Park

Punakaiki

NAPIER

Woodville

Murchison

Westport

NAPIER

Upper Hutt Lower Hutt

Cape Kidnapers Waipukurau

Bulls

Levin

Napier Hastings

Per Room

Nov 16 Mar 17

Apr Oct 17

Nov 17 Mar 18

Winemaker Cottage B&B

£161 £223 £254 £316

£109 £173 £204 £268

£169 £234 £267 £332

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

2 Bedroom Villa (1-4) B&B

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.


ODYSSEY WINE TOURS THE SILKY OAK CHOCOLATE COMPANY

A Twilight Odyssey - A progressive three-course meal across some of

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.

£6 Adult £4 Child £15 Family (2 adults & 2 children)

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.

NZ’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 NZ’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.

£178 p.p.

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 NZ’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.

£145 p.p.

£26 Adult £22 Child 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.

ART DECO EXPERIENCE

£54 p.p.

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

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

£133 p.p.

£16 Adult £13 Child

TAKARO TRAILS SELF GUIDED CYCLING OPTIONS A delightful way to escape the confines of the car and see the region in all its glory. Ideal for experienced cyclists or keen first-timers. All options include bike and helmet hire, transfer back to Napier accommodation or Hastings I-site, riding instructions and water bottle. Multi day options available on request.

Leisurely Cycle for Serious Wine Lovers - If wine is your passion then this is the ride for you! You & your bike will be dropped off at the Unison Estate winery to commence your day in the world famous Gimblett Gravels appellation. From Unison you make your way around 9 fabulous wineries ending your ride at Sileni Estate. From here we will collect & transport you back to the Napier or Hastings i-Site. Note: Some wineries charge for tastings. Platter lunches available for purchase. We can collect any wine purchases you make along the way prior to your return transfer. Cycling 16 kms, approx. 5 hrs. Self guided

£53 p.p. (min. 2 people)

One Way Cycle Ahuriri to Havelock North Departing the port village of Ahuriri follow the Hawke’s Bay cycle trail to the Napier CBD, a world renowned Art Deco treasure. From here you ride South along Marine Parade & enjoy spectacular views out towards Cape Kidnappers before continuing on to the settlement of Clive, a great place for a refreshment stop. From Clive head inland through orchard country to Havelock North. A visit to the Arataki Honey factory is ‘a must’ & wine tasting is also available at several wineries. You will then be transferred by mini bus back to your accomm. Cycle 35 kms, approx. 4 hrs. Self guided £47 p.p.

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 reintroduction 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.

£30 p.p.

Leisurely Pathways (3 Days) - ‘Slow down and savour Hawke’s Bay’! Easy, flat cycling on largely off-road trails,

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.

averaging around 35kms per day, this is the perfect way to explore this beautiful region. Known for producing world acclaimed wine and referred to locally as ‘the food bowl of New Zealand’ this cycle tour is all about the good things in life. Overnight stops in Taradale and Havelock North with daily bag transfers and breakfasts included, all you have to do is pedal and enjoy the view. Accommodation is motel style with upgrade options available. Self guided

£370 p.p.

£83 p.p.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

HAWKE’S BAY & WAIRARAPA

85


WELLINGTON

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

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

CULTURE, HERITAGE & SHOPPING:

WELLINGTON TO: Auckland 650 kms, 9 hrs 30 mins

22 Sep - 9 Oct 2016 – World of Wearable Arts Awards Show 7-8 Feb 2017 − Rugby Sevens 27-28 Jun 2017 − Lions v Hurricanes 1 Jul 2017 - Lions v All Blacks test

» 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”.

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS: » Stunning 360 degree city and harbour views from the Mt Victoria Lookout.

» Wellington is home to the Royal NZ Ballet, NZ 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 Pl. 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.

Rotorua 460 kms, 6 hrs 30 mins 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

FACT FILE 86

WELLINGTON

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

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling


FEA THE RST CUS ONE TOM ST HOU SE Q UAY

THE TERRAC E LAMBTO N

WEL LINGTO N

ST

E

LO O ER

VICT ORIA

RAC TER THE

WIL LIS

CAB L

Y

E

Oriental Bay

Overseas Passenger Terminal Clyde Quay Marina E RAD ORIENTAL P A

Te Papa

QUA

S ER

RAC

Port Nicholson

Chaffers Marina

NN

TER

QU AY

THO MULGRAVE RND ON QUA Y

TIN AK OR IR D

MA

THE

Wellington Harbour

iSITE

3 DIX ON S

E ST

T

WAK E

12 FIEL D

Te Aro

GHU

Mt Victoria from Wellington waterfront. Credit: Wellington Tourism

NS

E ST

1

9

WELLINGTON AIRPORT

1

Per Room

IN FER

DUF

SUS

SEX

T KI S ANA TAR

WELLINGTON CITY

To Airport 3kms

Twin/Double ROH Superior Room Extra Person

Capital Gateway Motor Inn

Self Cont.

3

Per Room Studio 1 Bedroom (1-3) Extra Person

WELLINGTON CITY

Nov 16 - Apr 17

May - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£92 £110 £17

£83 £101 £17

£98 £117 £18

Mercure Wellington

Hotel

Standard Room Children under 16yrs stay FREE incl Bkfst.

Superior Room

1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

Per Room Standard Superior Extra Person

5

WELLINGTON CITY

Fri - Sun

Mon - Thurs

Fri - Sun

£110 £136

£97 £123

£97 £123

£91 £116

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.

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£100 £108 £21

£123 £134 £29

Hotel

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£123 £136 £16

£116 £129 £33

£143 £155 £33

The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges

Hotel

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.

Per Room

1 Apr - 31 Aug 17

Mon - Thurs

Apr - Sep 17

£91 £100 £21

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.

Located in a prime location offering spectacular views over the city & harbour. In a quiet setting, this charming hotel features 111 rooms, a restaurant, bar, indoor heated swimming pool, gym & sauna. Guests have only a short walk to theatres, restaurants, the award winning Te Papa Museum, Willis street shopping district as well as the cafes & boutique precinct of the funky Cuba Street quarter.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman

WELLINGTON CITY

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.

4

Hotel

1 Basin Reserve RUG BY

1

2

Brentwood Hotel

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.

CAM KEN BRIDG T TC E TC E E

WIL LIS VICT ORIA

TAR A

NAK

T

I ST

ZNE

VIVIA

4

l ermina

Wharf Shopping Complex Queens Wharf Maritime Museum

7 1

rf Kings Wha Wharf Glasgow nd Wharf Inter-Isla Quay Waterloo tty Service Je

E OR

6

10

8 11

Kelburn

QU

ITM

Cable Car

PIPITEA Wellington Rail QUAY Station and Intercity Terminal

AY

WH

Botanic Gardens

T lander Interis

WE N

EN

2 to Newlands

BO

BOW

Westpac Stadium

Thorndon

WA T

5

MOLESWORTH ST

Stelin Memorial Park

Y RPH MU

UR BA N

Town Belt

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

Superior Room Extra Person

1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

1 Apr - 30 Sep 17

Mon - Thurs

Fri - Sun

Mon - Thurs

Fri - Sun

£109 £136 £25

£94 £120 £25

£106 £128 £29

£88 £110 £29

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

WELLINGTON

87


6

Rydges Wellington

WELLINGTON CITY

Hotel

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.

1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

Per Room

Fri & Sat

Sun - Thurs

Fri & Sat

£144 £196 £220

£133 £185 £208

£154 £214 £241

£142 £179 £216

Superior Harbour View The Tasting Room, Wellington Credit: Wellington Tourism

1 Bdrm Suite

Travelodge Wellington

WELLINGTON CITY

7

Hotel

8

WELLINGTON CITY

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

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 NZ & is located just 13 minutes’ drive from the airport. Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£124 £141

£128 £148

£157 £177

Standard Room Executive Room

WELLINGTON CITY

9

Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel

Self Cont.

Terrace Room Lambton Superior Room Club King incl Breakfast

10

WELLINGTON CITY

Per Room

Nov 16 - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£120 £146 £179 £214

£133 £162 £199 £236

1 Bedroom Standard 1 Bedroom Superior 2 Bedroom Superior (1-4)

11

CityLife Wellington

WELLINGTON CITY

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

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

1 Bedroom

£182 £226 £251

£165 £211 £239

£195 £236 £261

2 Bdrm Exec. 2 Bdrm Director

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£139 £155 £209

£125 £141 £195

£125 £141 £195

InterContinental Wellington

Hotel

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.

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).

Studio

Hotel

Located right in the heart of Wellington with access via its own lifts directly down into Lambton Quay, the shopping district of this vibrant city. The Hotel features 268 rooms, 2 restaurants & bars, & a complimentary in-house gym. Ideal location for shopping & the key Wellington central attractions such as Te Papa Museum, the Cable Car, Carter Observatory & the Parliament buildings.

Per Room Per Room

1 Apr - 30 Sep 17

Sun - Thurs

Per Room Standard Guestroom VALUE ADD: Stay 2 nights & receive Cable Car tickets & Afternoon Tea for 2.

12

WELLINGTON CITY

Deluxe Guestroom Club Guestroom

1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

1 Apr - 31 Mar 18

Mon - Thurs

Fri - Sun

Mon - Thurs

Fri - Sun

£213 £272 £354

£195 £254 £354

£195 £253 £337

£172 £230 £337

Museum Art Hotel

Hotel / Self Cont.

Perfect Location opposite Te Papa & the beautiful waterfront, this hotel is noted for its opulent décor & magnificent art collection. A variety of room styles are offered including apartment style studios with luxurious bathrooms, separate bedroom, galley kitchen, washer/dryer, 42” TV & ipod dock. On site facilities include art gallery, fitness centre, sauna, swimming pool, spa pool, restaurant & valet parking.

Per Room Harbour View Room Executive Studio 1 Bedroom Suite 2 Bedroom Suite

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£201 £192 £217 £267

£235 £198 £211 £279

£248 £205 £223 £304

Oriental Bay at Night. Credit: Nick Servian

88

WELLINGTON

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

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.


TRANZIT TOURS – MARTINBOROUGH GOURMET WINE TOUR Depart by train for a scenic journey with stunning views of Wellington Harbour and the Wairarapa Valley countryside. Enjoy wine tastings throughout the day, a delicious local gourmet antipasto lunch in the charming wine village, gourmet delights, and to finish, a delectable cheese platter & 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 8.25am, returning to Wellington at 5.15pm. Weekends & Public Holidays: Depart Wellington railway station at 9.55am, return 6.30pm Ex Wellington

Winter timetable may apply.

ZEST FOOD & WINE TOURS Zest Tours are taste & sensory treats – full of new food experiences, aromas, information & laughter. You find & enjoy places & people most visitors miss, with just a few others. Min. 2 people on most tours. Accommodation transfers not available. One of the world’s “top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies” (Lonely Planet, 2013)

Capital Tastes - Walk, talk & eat your way around Wellington, tasting at some top specialist food places. Excludes lunch but includes a bonus discount voucher for two recommended eateries, in your own time. Departs 9.30am finishes 1pm daily. (On Sundays it is a different itinerary as we visit the waterfront food markets).

£119 p.p.

Walking Gourmet - Taste behind the scenes as you wander between Wellington’s specialist food stores. Incl.

2-course tasting lunch with matching wines at a top Restaurant. Departs 9.30am finishes 2.30pm Mon - Sat.

£121 p.p.

£187 p.p.

HAMMONDS WELLINGTON TOURS

WETA STUDIO TOURS

Wellington City Tour - 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.

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: 10 am and 2 pm daily. Returns: 12.30pm and 4.30pm daily * Winter and Public Holiday timetable may apply

£32 Adult £16 Child

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-thescenes 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 7 Days: 9AM, 10:30AM, 12 PM, 1.30PM Cancellations or changes must be made 48 hours in advance.

£43 Adult £27 Child (6-12 years)

FLAT EARTH NEW ZEALAND EXPERIENCES Luxury small group tours include accom. 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.

£107 Adult £23 Child (3-12 years) 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.

£236 Adult £118 Child (3-12 years) Wild Wellington - Gets up close and personal with

wild seals, birds and dramatic scenery. Experience the rugged South Coast by 4WD and lunch overlooking the Wellington Harbour. Departs 9am and returns 5:00pm, min 2 people.

£107 Adult £54 Child (3-12 years)

TE PAPA - FAR MORE THAN JUST A MUSEUM Te Papa is New Zealand’s innovative and interactive national museum located on Wellington’s spectacular waterfront. The Museum has attracted over 21 million visitors since opening in 1998 & 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, & fascinating history. This is no ordinary museum! With a combination of the latest technology & classic story-telling, Te Papa educates, entertains, & inspires.

Open: 10am - 6pm every day (9pm Thursdays). General admission is free. Introducing Te Papa Tour - 60 minutes This tour provides an overview of Te Papa’s highlights, Maori 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 at 10.15am, 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and extra tour Thursdays 7pm. Winter (1 April – 31 October): Tours depart at 10.15am, 12 noon, 2pm, and extra tour Thursdays 7pm.

£11 Adult £6 Child (15 yrs & under)

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

WELLINGTON

89


MARLBOROUGH, PICTON & NELSON

TOP OF THE SOUTH ISLAND & 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. Abel Tasman. Credit: Nelson Tasman Tourism

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

PICTON TO: Nelson 144 kms, 2 hrs

8 Oct 2016 Abel Tasman Coastal Classic

Blenheim 30 kms, 25 mins

12 – 24 Oct 2016 Nelson Arts Festival

90

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

Christchurch 342 kms, 5 hrs

11 Feb 2017 Marlborough Wine Festival

NELSON TO: Collingwood 135 kms, 2 hr 20 mins

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

Jan 2017 – Nelson Jazz & Blues Festival

» Nelson Lakes National Park is an alpine experience.

Mar 2017 – MarchFest (beer festival)

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

Kaikoura 160 kms, 2 hrs 15 mins

FACT FILE

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

Kaiteriteri 65 kms, 1 hr 15 mins Greymouth 290 kms, 4 hrs 10 minss

MARLBOROUGH, NELSON & PICTON

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

» 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 Abel Tasman Track Heaphy Track

Marlborough Sounds

Marahau Kaiteriteri

Takaka Motueka

Kahurangi National Park Karamea

Reefton

PICTON

Aldan Lodge Motel

Self Cont.

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.

Clarence River

Lake Brunner

Arthur’s Pass National Park

Waiau River

Waipara

Hurunui River

Lake Kaniere

Per Room

Nov 16 - Apr 17

May - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Studio from

£92 £110 £150 £17

£83 £101 £150 £17

£98 £117 £159 £18

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

Pegasus Bay

Extra Person Mt Hutt

Darfield

Temuka

more

Canterbury Bight

Timaru

Waimate

Waihao River Waitaki River BONUS: FREE 500MB Wifi

Oamaru

BLENHEIM Palmerston

Dunedin

Christchurch

Asure Jasmine Court Motel

PICTON Methven

£199 £245 £50

Blenheim

Nelson Lakes National Park

Lake Sumner Forest Park

£193 £239 £42

One way watertaxi transfer from

Renwick

Punakaiki

Kumara

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Sea View

Murchison

Westport

Nov 16 - May 17

Garden View

Picton

Nelson

Paparoa National Park

Per Room

Queen Charlotte Track

Havelock

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.

Self Cont.

PICTON

Picton Beachcomber Inn

Hotel

Quiet, sunny, central location, just a short walk to the town centre, restaurants & the waterfront. Modern, spacious, units with kitchenettes, Sky TV, CD & DVD player & access to DVD library, some with spa baths, king & queen size beds. Guest laundry, continental breakfast service available.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Studio from

£125 £141 £133 £141 £17

£100 £129 £108 £116 £17

£125 £133 £133 £141 £17

Luxury Spa Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-2) Extra person

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 Standard Superior

BLENHEIM

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£113 £137

£104 £123

£125 £145

Chateau Marlborough

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.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£92 £110 £134 £17

£83 £101 £134 £17

£98 £117 £142 £18

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-4) Extra Person

Hotel

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 Classic Suite Superior Room Executive Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£137 £179 £215

£123 £162 £206

£145 £190 £229

Picton, Marlborough. Credit: Ivor Wilkins 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.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

MARLBOROUGH, NELSON & PICTON

91


Scenic Marlborough

BLENHEIM

Hotel

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.

Per Room BONUS OFFER: FREE Wifi

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£131

£107

£136

Superior Room

Marlborough Vintners Hotel

BLENHEIM REGION

Hotel / Self Cont.

5 star Food & Wine Destination Hotel for your stay in Marlborough World renowned wineries on its doorstep & surrounded by vineyards. Each suite features wifi access, Sky TV, aircon. local handmade amenities, private patio & a small kitchenette with tea/coffee making facilities. On-site fine dining Restaurant & Bar.

Per Room Garden View Vineyard View

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£133 £141

£118 £135

£146 £155

Balmoral Motel

NELSON

Self Cont.

5 mins drive to Nelson airport & 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 Studio 1 Bedroom (1-3)

Nelson vineyard. Credit: Ian Trafford

Quality Inn Nelson

NELSON

Hotel

2 Bedroom (1-4)

NELSON

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£118 £137 £152

£104 £123 £139

£125 £145 £161

Studio Deluxe Superior

Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco

NELSON

Studio Apartment

Nov 16 Mar 17

Apr Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Standard Room

£125 £159 £178 £203

£99 £118 £150 £176

£125 £144 £176 £201

92

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

MARLBOROUGH, NELSON & PICTON

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£83 £101 £134

£98 £117 £142

Hotel

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 Premium Extra person

NELSON

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£162 £38

£141 £46

£169 £46

Boutique Hotel Warwick House B&B

Hosted

Overlooking Nelson City & the Tasman Bay beyond. 5-10 minutes riverside walk to restaurants in the central city. Built in 1854 this is one of NZ’s finest examples of early Victorian opulence & grandeur complete with turrets, a spiral staircase & impressive ballroom where breakfast is served to classical music, this is the perfect place for a romantic getaway.

Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco 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. Wifi access in all rooms.

Per Room Studio Apartment BONUS: Courtesy airport shuttle available on request.

Self Cont.

May - Sep 17

£92 £110 £150

Rutherford Hotel Nelson A Heritage Hotel

Located in central Nelson, this property provides easy access to many local points of interest. Property features include restaurant, swimming pool, guest laundry and free outdoor car parking. This Nelson property is well-equipped with each room offering complimentary wifi, GYM Access, SKY TV and Tea/Coffee making facilities. Some units have kitchen facilities and outdoor access/balcony.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Apr 17

Per Room Daisy Room B&B BONUS: FREE Wifi & rates includes breakfast.

Suite B&B from Tower Suite B&B

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£156 £196 £235

£143 £169 £196

£156 £196 £235

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.


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).

£869 £1,225 £955 £1,312

£819 £1,148 £831 £1,234

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 WILSONS TRACKABEL - GUIDED TASMAN OR INDEPENDENT GUIDED WALKWALK 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.

£1,250 Adult Twin Share

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.

£526 Adult Twin Share

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

MARLBOROUGH, NELSON & PICTON

93


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. 3 Hr Fishing Inner Queen Charlotte Sound £410 up to 6 people 5 Hr Fishing Outer Sounds £740 up to 6 people 8 Hrs Fishing Extreme Outer Sounds £1,071 up to 6 people

£34 p.p. extra, up to 8 people £125 per boat, per extra hour

MARLBOROUGH TOUR COMPANY Marlborough Wine Iconic Tour - Marlborough

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

£131 p.p.

Taste Marlborough - Taste Marlborough 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.

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. Full Day Kayak £86 p.p. Half Day Kayak £63 p.p.

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.

£171 p.p.

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

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

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

£66 Adult

£157 Adult

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

£46 Adult Note: Scenic touring options also available, details on request.

94

MARLBOROUGH, NELSON & PICTON

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. £63 Adult £32 Child 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.

£57 Adult £29 Child

£57 Adult £29 Child (Child 5-15 yrs)

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling


WILSONS ABEL TASMAN Kayak, Seals & Walk (Guided sea kayak, Unguided walk)

HAPPY VALLEY ADVENTURES This tourism award-winning operation has been providing countless visitors with fun & pleasure for over 10 years.

4 x 4 Motorbike Adventures – the Bayview circuit is the most popular ride. Explore over 14km of tracks through 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. £90 Adult £24 Child (Child under 17 yrs) Skywire - the world’s longest flying fox, the Skywire is designed to reveal the striking natural beauty of Happy 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. The lasting memories are 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.

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)

£97 Adult £59 Child (10-14 years) ex Kaiteriteri £112 Adult £71 Child (10-14 yrs) ex Nelson Nelson Abel Tasman Seals & Beach Walk - For a walk to experience everything in the Park: wildlife, history, 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).

£44 Adult £22 Child ex Kaiteriteri

£69 Adult £35 Child (5-14 yrs) ex Nelson

£57 Adult £37 Child (Child under 17 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.

£83 p.p.

BAY TOURS GOURMET WINE TOURS Wine, Scenic, Art, Golf Maori Tours – Enjoy a perfect day out with one of Bay Tours’ range of full or half day tours – over 19 to choose from.

Wine, Brews and Views Tour

- Visit two award winning wineries & experience diverse flavours of Nelson’s memorable aromatic wines. Also, you visit two craft breweries & meet the brewers to learn of their craft & taste the results. Includes: all wine/beer tasting charges. Lunch is at your own expense. Duration: 5 ½ hrs.

£80 p.p.

Twin Regions Tour

- Visit two wineries on the Waimea Plains & two up in the Moutere hills. Experience the diversity of the delicious aromatic wines from grapes that are grown on different soil types. This tour will allow you to take in over 100km of pristine scenery as we travel between the wineries. We also make stops at local art & Craft galleries if time permits. Includes: all wine tasting charges. Lunch is at your own expense. Duration: 5 ½ hrs.

£70 p.p.

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

FAREWELL SPIT TOURS

£113 2 People £93 3+ People

This is your chance to visit one of NZ’s undiscovered gems. At 35 kms long & 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

4 Day – The Loop Cycling Tour - This four day

Farewell Spit Eco Tour - Highlights includes Cape Farewell, the South Island’s most northerly point and home

cycle adventure takes you along the completed stages of Tasman’s Great Taste Trail, the Rail Route, the Valley Route and the Coastal Route. This now includes the unique Spooners Tunnel section, it is the oldest disused rail tunnel in New Zealand. Starting in Nelson, you head inland a little way to the wineries, circling around through the Valley to the coast area of Keiteriteri and Mapua. Inclusions: Cycle equipment which includes bicycle, helmet, repair kit, panniers, odometer and trail, Documentation, Luggage transfers between, packed lunch, including bottled water, Entry to World Of Wearable Art Museum, Transport, Mapua Ferry crossing, All ensuite accommodation based on twin/double share with breakfast included. Twin Share £714 2 People Twin Share £622 4+ People E-Bikes available at an extra cost (paid direct)

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.

£103 Adult £39 Child (under 16 yrs) 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.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

MARLBOROUGH, NELSON & PICTON

95


KAIKOURA

FACT FILE DRIVING DISTANCES:

MOTHER NATURE AT HER BEST

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

KAIKOURA TO:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Hanmer Springs (Inland route) 129 kms, 2 hrs

10 Sep 2016 Kaikoura Whale Run

Christchurch 185 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins

1 Oct 2016 Kaikoura Seafest

Picton 160 kms, 2 hrs 15 mins

Jun 2017 – Whale Watch Kaikoura Surf Classic

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

Nelson

Ward

Murchison

Clarence River

Reefton

Hanmer Forest Park

Kaikoura Lake Sumner Forest Park

Hanmer Springs

Arthur’s Pass National Park Waipara Rangiora

Christchurch

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

KAIKOURA

Picton Blenheim

» 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.

Akaroa

Bella Vista

Self Cont.

Stunning mountain views & only 5 mins walk to town centre. Featuring 18 modern, clean & comfortable units ranging from compact studios with tea/ coffee & toast making facilities through to full kitchen 1 bedroom units. Wifi & broadband internet access available. Onsite guest laundry & BBQ area. Breakfast service available.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Apr 17

May - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£99 £111 £128 £17

£83 £91 £112 £17

£105 £120 £146 £17

Compact Studio Standard Studio 1 Bedroom Kaikoura. Photo Credit: Sara Orme

TAURANGA

Extra person

Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge

Self Cont.

KAIKOURA

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

KAIKOURA

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£116 £125 £139 £152

£100 £108 £123 £137

£120 £131 £148 £158

Bendamere House B&B

Hosted

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

96

KAIKOURA

Nov 16 - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£166 £166 £166 £166

£172 £172 £172 £172

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Hotel

Kaikoura Boutique Hotel makes a statement as Kaikoura’s only luxury historic boutique hotel. Take in the incredible views and appreciate the quality, contemporary design and service of this waterfront boutique hotel. Centrally located on Kaikoura’s spectacular Esplanade, this historic hotel is the perfect place to stay whilst exploring everything this tourist mecca has to offer.

Includes Continental breakfast, welcome drinks & canapes.

KAIKOURA

Per Room

Nov 16 Apr 17

May - Aug 17

Sep 17 Mar 18

Courtyard Room

£220 £327

£153 £236

£228 £331

Historic Waterfront Room

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.

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

Kaikoura Boutique Hotel

Nov 16 Mar 17

Apr Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Lodge Room DBB

£606

£521

£607

Hapuku Room DBB

£820

£713

£821

Upper Branch Treehouse DBB

£820

£713

£821

Family Tree House (1-4) DBB

£1,123

£927

£1,124

Per Room

Includes full breakfast & 3 course dinner.

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.


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 guides, 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 operate from early October until May subject to conditions. Departs: 9.30am, 11am, 12.30pm & 2pm. Dec - Mar, plus on demand during Oct - Nov & Apr - May. Duration 2.5 hours. Accommodation transfers within Kaikoura township available if prebooked. Boat Based Tour

£73 Adult £47 Child (14 yrs & under)

Listed by Lonely Planet as one of the ‘Top 10 Best Marine Encounters Worldwide’

WHALE WATCH® KAIKOURA 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.

£100 Adult £40 Child (3-15 yrs)

GLENSTRAE 4 WHEELER ADVENTURES 4 Wheel Bike Adventure - This is your opportunity to see spectacular views of the rugged Kaikoura coastline,

Hamuri Bluffs & even the local seals while riding your own 4 wheeler bike along well maintained tracks. No experience necessary & full tuition is given. Drivers must be over 16 yrs. Includes wet weather gear, safety helmets & gloves plus light refreshments. Departs 8.30am & 1pm (also 5pm during summer). Other departure times on request. Allow 3 hrs. Transfers available on request. Note: We are located 27 kms south of Kaikoura.

£106 p.p. 8 Wheel Argo Adventure – Ideal for families and less confident riders giving them the opportunity to experience the same magnificent scenery.  Departs 8.30am, & 1pm (also 5pm during summer), allow 3 hours.

£63 Adult £30 Child (Child 5-15 years) Under 5 years FREE

ENCOUNTERS KAIKOURA 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. Swimmers Spectators

£116 Adult £106 Child (8-14 yrs) £63 Adult £34 Child (5-14 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.

£83 Adult £40 Child (3-14 yrs)

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.

£66 Adult £47 Child (12yrs & under)

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

KAIKOURA

97


HANMER

FACT FILE DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPRINGS

HANMER SPRINGS TO: Kaikoura (Inland route) 141 kms, 2 hrs Christchurch 135 kms, 1 hrs 30 mins Greymouth 218 kms, 3 hrs

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS: » The Hanmer Springs thermal pools and spa have been attracting visitors for over 100 years to relax & rejuvenate in the therapeutic waters.

Picton

Nelson

Blenheim Murchison

Ward

Reefton

Clarence River Hanmer Forest Park

» Visit some Cellar doors in the Waipara Valley. 57 kms north of Christchurch, this is one of NZ’s Hokitika fastest expanding grape growing Ross regions and gaining a fine reputation for its Pinots, Riesling, Chardonnay & Sauvignon wines.

Kaikoura

Hanmer Springs

Lake Sumner Forest Park Arthur’s Pass National Park Waipara

Pegasus Bay Rangiora Darfield

» The Waiau River 90 mins north of Christchurch has excellent trout fishing.

Kaiapoi

Christchurch

Methven

Templeton Lake Ellesmere

Lyttelton Banks Peninsula Akaroa

Enjoying Hanmer Springs thermal pools. Photo Credit: Julian Apse

Settlers Motel

HANMER SPRINGS

Self Cont.

HANMER SPRINGS

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

Nov 16 - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Studio from

£126 £143 £169 £169

£139 £157 £186 £203

1 Bedroom 1 Bedroom Chalet

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

HANMER SPRINGS

2 Bedroom (1-4)

Heritage Hanmer Springs

Hotel / Self Cont.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£137 £158 £158 £244

£125 £145 £145 £240

£141 £162 £162 £249

Deluxe Garden Deluxe 3 Bedroom (1-6)

Clear Ridge Apartments

HANMER SPRINGS

Self Cont.

Per Room

Nov 16 Apr 17

May Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

1 Bedroom Apartment

£186 £214 £29

£161 £196 £29

£199 £224 £34

2 Bedroom Apartment (1-4) *NOTE: Xmas Surcharges apply.

98

HANMER SPRINGS

Extra Person

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Nov 16 - Mar 17

May - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£134 £148 £200

£125 £134 £191

£130 £144 £214

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

HANMER SPRINGS

The St James

Self Cont.

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.

Per Room Deluxe Studio Executive Spa Studio 1 Bedroom Spa Unit *BONUS: FREE Wifi

HANMER SPRINGS

2 Bedroom Connection Unit (1-4)

Nov 16 - Aug 17

Sep 17 - Mar 18

£139 £176 £212 £278

£153 £189 £225 £305

Select Braemar Lodge & Spa

Luxury

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.

Centrally located across from the golf course and close to thermal pools, cafes 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).

Per Room

Self Cont.

Located just a short 200 metre stroll from the thermal pools, bars & restaurants in central Hanmer Springs. Property features studio, 1 & 2 bedroom options. Rooms include quality kitchenettes, Wifi, large screen TVs, SKY & DVD players. Enjoy our courtyards & balconies. Complimentary thermal pools towels & in-house massage available. Guest laundry & complimentary parking.

A superb 1930’s Spa Lodge converted into a modern hotel. 37 well appointed hotel rooms & 27 Garden suites & selfcontained Villas, set in the landscaped gardens & designed to offer privacy & seclusion. Outdoor swimming pool, tennis, petanque courts, conference facilities, free carparking. A stroll to the Hanmer Springs Thermal reserve.

Superior

Tussock Peak Motel

Per Room

Nov 16 Mar 17

Apr Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Medway Suite (80m2)

£273 £286 £329 £345 £407

£286 £308 £332 £345 £406

£273 £286 £329 £345 £407

Spa Suite (60m2) Medway Spa Suite (80m2) *BONUS: FREE upgrade! From Medway Suite to Medway Spa Suite. Subject to availability.

Deluxe View Spa Suite (60m2) Braemar Suite (80m2)

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.


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.

£18 Adult £11 Child £53 Family

£106 p.p.

(2 Adults & up to 3 children {3-15 yrs}) General admission offers use of all outdoor thermal pools, freshwater lap pool & family activity pool.

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.

General Admission (includes towel)

£106 p.p.

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.

£120 p.p. 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.

£106 p.p.

THRILLSEEKERS ADVENTURES

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.

River Rafting – with lots of flat water and a 4 Wheel Quad Bikes – Great fun amongst Bungy - Take a blood surging 35 metre leap 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.

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.

Hanmer Spring Canoes - This full day

Departs 10am & 2pm.

Departs 10am & 2pm.

Departs: 10am. Duration: 5hrs.

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 & at least 12 yrs old & must fit safety equipment.

Departs 11am, 1pm & 3.00pm.

£72 Adult £38 Child

£93 Adult £49 Child

£93 Adult £62 Child

(Child 3-13 yrs)

(Child 6-13 yrs)

(Min. 12 yrs riding solo, 6 yrs as passenger)

£105 p.p.

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.

£186 Adult £118 Child (Min. age 6yrs)

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

HANMER SPRINGS

99


CHRISTCHURCH & AKAROA

EVERY SEASON CAN OFFER YOU THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

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

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: 5-12 Nov 2016 - NZ Cup & Show Week 14-24 Jan 2017 - World Buskers Festival

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS: » The 30 hectare Botanic Gardens in Hagley Park, arguably NZ’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. » 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.

Rangiora

Pegasus Bay

Kaiapoi Darfield

Christchurch Lyttelton

Banks Peninsula

Templeton Lake Ellesmere

Akaroa

Christchurch City. Credit: New Zealand Tourism

1

CHRISTCHURCH AIRPORT

Airport Gateway Motor Lodge

Self Cont.

Closest motel to airport in quiet parklike 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

Nov 16 - Apr 17 May - Aug 17 Sep 17 - Mar 18

Economy Studio 1 Bedroom Economy 2 Bedroom Premium BONUS: FREE Wifi.

100

Business Class Studio

CHRISTCHURCH & AKAROA

£105 £112 £211 £140

£98 £105 £182 £133

£116 £123 £232 £154

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

2

CHRISTCHURCH AIRPORT

Sudima Christchurch Airport

Hotel

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 Superior Room Executive Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£133 £215

£118 £155

£145 £187


BreakFree on Cashel

Hotel

King Room Extra person

5

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

£110 £34

£103 £34

Christchurch City Park Lodge

Per Room

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

7

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Nov 16 - Apr 17

May - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£92 £110 £134 £17

£83 £101 £134 £17

£98 £117 £142 £18

Chateau On The Park

Hotel

AV E

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Guest Room

£138 £167 £229

£108 £134 £229

£153 £181 £238

Deluxe Room Junior Suite

9

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Novotel Christchurch

Hotel

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.

Per Room Superior Room Executive Room Extra person

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£164 £190 £39

£153 £178 £39

£173 £199 £39

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.

SHERBORNE ST NORTH

ST

E

Y

ST BARBADOES

LICHFIELD ST 10 ST ASAPH ST

74

74

MOOREHOUSE AVE

Addington RD

CO LIN

Sydenham

76

6

MADRAS STREET

DURHAM E

TC

GLOUCESTER STREET 15 Cathedral 9 14 Square WORCHESTER ST 16 6 HEREFORD STREET 3 CASHEL ST

BARBADOES ST

AV

76

Ibis Christchurch

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Hotel

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.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£129 £26

£128 £26

£136 £29

Standard Room Extra person

8

Pavilions

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Double Tree by Hilton Christchurch’s only resort style hotel, with 190 guest rooms set in 5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, only a short distance through Hagley Park to the city centre. The location offers tranquillity, easy access & free parking. Complimentary transfers into city centre & train station.

Per Room

MONTREAL

OXFORD

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.

Studio

CASHEL ST

Railway Station

LN

£110 £36

HEREFORD ST

Christchurch Public Hospital

AVE

KILMORE ST CAM BR ID GE TCE OXFO R D TCE ARMAGH STREET

COLOMBO

ON

E GL HA

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Self Cont.

AR T

BLENHEIM ROAD

WH ITE LE IGH

GLOUCESTER ST

CAMBRIDGE

4

74

WALTHAM RD

Per Room

Riccarton

RIC C

74

ST

SOUTH

Hotel

Within walking distance of Hagley Park, shopping malls, restaurants & cafés, Christchurch Hospital & the train station. This 45 room hotel features quality bedding & pillows, 43” plasma TV’s, Sky channels & iPod docking stations. Breakfast restaurant, internet kiosk & friendly service.

MANDEVILLE STREET

The Ashley Hotel

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

PICTON AV

4

Botanic Gardens

Christchurch Womens Hospital

13

ARMAGH ST

Avon River

RICCARTON RD 11

12

AVENUE

DURHAM ST

5

North Hagley Park

PARK SQUARE

City Urban Premium

7

Edgeware

SALISBURY

17

MONTREAL ST

£66 £89 £137

HARPER AVE

ANTIGUA ST

£62 £74 £114

AIR L PO R

DARVEL ST

£70 £82 £120

City Urban from

BEALEY

D ILL R NM LTO CAR

DEANES AVENUE

Inner Urban

Near Airport F E TO NDA

TCE

Oct 17 - Mar 18

8

2

K PAR

Apr - Sep 17

RD

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Fedalton 1

74

I ANU PAP

Per Room

Merivale

D NR TO T

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.

HARKAKEKE STREET

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

MONA VALE AVE

3

Self Cont.

5 mins drive from city centre. Walking distance to Casino, off street parking, outdoor heated pool, spa, private sauna & gym. Licensed restaurant and bar, Sky TV, guest laundry, DVD movie library plus free wireless internet. Non smoking rooms available.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Hotel Studio

£137 £153 £194 £21

£120 £133 £174 £21

£137 £153 £194 £21

Exec Spa & Kitchen 2 Bedroom (1-4) Extra person

10

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Ramada Suites Christchurch

Self Cont.

Situated on the fringes of central Christchurch, just a five-minute walk from the heart of the city Ramada Suites Christchurch promises a truly cosmopolitan experience. With its convenient location, modern and comfortable facilities, and friendly staff, this boutique hotel caters to everyone. Enjoy refreshments at the onsite Columbus Café serving breakfast, snacks & coffee, as well as unlimited free WiFi and onsite parking.

Per Room Studio Room One Bedroom Two Bedroom

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Nov 16 - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£123 £189 £253

£123 £181 £245

CHRISTCHURCH & AKAROA

101


11

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Parkview on Hagley

Hotel / Self Cont.

12

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Terra Vive Luxury Motor Lodge

On the edge of beautiful Hagley Park, the muchloved 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

Nov 16 - Mar 18

£133 £149 £282

Standard Room Executive Room Executive Suite (1-4)

13

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

One Bedroom Two Bedroom Deluxe One Bedroom Deluxe Two Bedroom

15

Self Cont.

14

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£170 £195 £187 £211

£145 £170 £162 £187

£170 £195 £187 £211

Hotel

Nov 16 - Mar 17 Fri - Sun

Mon - Thurs

Fri - Sun

£130 £143

£114 £126

£141 £158

£124 £140

17

Deluxe Room

The George

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Executive Premium Executive Junior Suite

Hotel

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£277 £294 £443

£236 £250 £377

£290 £311 £468

Akaroa Cottages

AKAROA

Self Cont.

Just 1.5km from the historic & unique French settlement of Akaroa. Akaroa Cottages offer a luxurious 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 Bushview Studio Seaview Studio 2 Bdrm Cottage (1-4) Surcharge 23 Dec 16 - 12 Jan 17.

102

3 Bdrm Cottage (1-6)

CHRISTCHURCH & AKAROA

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

Hotel

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Guest Room

£145 £155

£126 £141

£166 £178

Deluxe Room

16

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Heritage Christchurch

Hotel

Situated in the centre of the Garden City, the 100-year-old Heritage Christchurch building is one of the few heritage-listed 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. Maddison's Restaurant is open daily for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (additional cost).

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£144 £153 £232 £265

£87 £104 £173 £206

£145 £157 £248 £289

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

1 Bedroom

£207 £290

£158 £240

£207 £290

2 Bedroom

AKAROA

Banks House

Self Cont.

Banks House Akaroa C1878, offers boutique ac c ommodat i on and harbour views to discerning guests who enjoy heritage, character and the charm of a bygone era. Re furbished, with antiques of the era. Peaceful and tranquil, excellent location, 5 minute walk to all facilities and the waterfront. Free Wi-fi, European breakfast included

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

£158 £167 £177 £284

Apr - Sep 17

Mon - Thurs

Superior Room BONUS: FREE Wifi and parking.

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£141 £157 £166 £267

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.

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-LoungeGrill is a premium steakhouse renowned locally for its outstanding cuisine.

Per Room

Apr - Sep 17

£157 £165 £178 £282

2 Bdrm Apt (1-4)

Rydges Latimer

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Nov 16 - Mar 17

1 Bedroom Apt

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

Per Room Studio from Exec Spa Studio

Fino Hotel & Suites

Self Cont.

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.

Per Room Garden Room Queen Room King Room

AKAROA

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£196 £196 £207

£203 £199 £215

Beaufort House Akaroa

Hosted

Beaufort House Akaroa (C 1878) offers luxury accommodation & harbour views to discerning guests who enjoy heritage, character and the charm of a bygone era. Furnished with antiques & fine art. Set in an expansive garden with its own petite vineyard, original servants quarters, complimentary drink & canapés at 6pm, full English Breakfast served. Free Wifi, SKY TV.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Queen B&B

£240

£244

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.


HASSLE FREE TOURS 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 £159 p.p Self drive £143 p.p

Hassle Free Tours offer highly personalised, small group tours aboard a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Friendly and knowledgeable guides provide an interesting commentary about the history of NZ and the surrounding countryside as they take visitors deep into the Canterbury high country.

Open Top Double Decker City Tour - Join us on our classic 1960’s London Open Top Double Decker buses for a fun and informative tour of Christchurch. Learn about Christchurch’s fascination history from the pioneering days through to modern day times and learn how Christchurch is recovering from the devastating February 2011 earthquake which has now become a major event in NZ’s history. On tour we will view some of the areas affected by the earthquakes, see how Christchurch is preserving some of its iconic heritage buildings and hear about the exciting vision to rebuild and restore the inner city. Your experience includes a 50 minute tour around central Christchurch on NZ’s only Open Top Double Decker. Departs 10am and 2pm duration 50 minutes. Summer season 15th October - 30th April, every hour on the hour. Winter schedule, 10am & 2pm. Departs from outside Canterbury Museum.

£24 Adult £13 Child (under 15 yrs) 3 Hour Discover Christchurch Tour - Begin with a 50 minute tour as described above then transfer to a closed

roof Double Decker bus for a further 2 hours visiting places of interest in greater Christchurch. Highlights include Mona Vale Gardens, the Port Hills as well as the seaside village of Sumner. Departs 10am & 2pm, duration 3 hours.

£46 Adult £24 Child (under 15 yrs) Full Day Alpine Safari Tour - An exciting mix of fun, adventure and spectacular scenery commencing with hotel

transfers. Highlights include a 30km jet boat experience, 4 wheel drive travel across Torlesse Station - a high country sheep station, and the world famous Tranz Alpine train from Arthurs Pass to Christchurch. The tour also includes a delicious Kiwi style BBQ lunch. The tour finishes with the Tranz Alpine train and transfers back to your hotel. Departs 8.30am, returns 6pm. Shorter options available. Summer option from 1st November - 31st April.

£284 Adult £199 Child (under 15 yrs) Full Day Lord of the Rings Edoras Tour - Journey by 4WD to Mt Pott Station which was the filming location of Edoras.

It is then a short walk to the summit where you can see the misty mountains and the area that formed the backdrop to Helms Deep. Learn fascinating details about the Lord of the Rings. Lots of stops for photo opportunities. Enjoy a picnic lunch (included). Departs Christchurch accom. 9am, returns approximately 5.30 - 6.pm. Private & large group options on request.

£172 Adult £119 Child (under 15 yrs)

THE INTERNATIONAL ANTARCTIC CENTRE

WILLOWBANK WILDLIFE RESERVE/KO TANE MAORI CULTURE

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! General Admission

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

£39 Adult £20 Child (Child 5-15 yrs)

£20 Adult £8 Child (5-14 yrs) £27 Adult £12 Child (5-14 yrs)

Entrance Entrance & Guided NZ Tour

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.

£90 Adult £53 Child (5-14 yrs)

WELCOME ABOARD - 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.

CHRISTCHURCH GRAND TOUR

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.

Experience 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 Caterpillar Botanic Gardens Tour.

£13 Adult FREE Child £18 Adult £8 Child Tram & Punting Combo £27 Adult £8 Child

Tram ticket (Valid all day)

30min Punting ride

(5-15 yrs) (5-15 yrs)

It’s the very best way to enjoy Christchurch at the best price! This is a fully-guided day trip from 10.00am to approximately 3.00pm. Complimentary pickups from 9.00am from select Christchurch accommodations.

(5-15 yrs)

£80 Adult £43 Child (5-15 yrs) £13 Infant

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

CHRISTCHURCH & AKAROA

103


CHRISTCHURCH’S BEST ATTRACTIONS MULTI PASS From the central city to the outer suburbs to picturesque Akaroa Harbour – you will truly experience the best the city has to offer with this multi-pass. The pass includes single entry over 14 consecutive days to; Black Cat Cruises (Akaroa 2 hour Harbour Cruise), Christchurch Gondola, Christchurch Punting, Christchurch Tram (1 day ticket), International Antarctic Centre (XTREME pass, includes unlimited Hagglund & 4D shows) & Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. The Little Blue Penguins at the Antarctic Centre, the rare Hector’s Dolphins with Black Cat Cruises & sighting our native bird the Kiwi at Willowbank will be a highlight of your stay. View the central city the unique & leisurely way by boarding a punt & a tram & take in the vistas of our region from the top of the Port Hills with the Christchurch Gondola. This pass gives you the flexibility and independence to choose when you visit each attraction - all bundled together at a discounted rate for you!

£123 Adult £50 Child

(5-15 yrs)

£332 Family

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 jetpowered 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 seasonal over the winter months.

(2 Adults & up to 3 Children)

Non swimmers Swimmer

£57 Adult £30 Child

(5-15 yrs)

£106 Adult £86 Child

(8-15 yrs)

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 BIKE & WALKING TOURS

£51 Adult £20 Child (5-15 yrs)

Discover the history, the beautiful gardens, and the innovative 21st Century CBD Rebuild. These city bike and walking experiences are personalised and leisurely, with plenty of stops to explore buildings, take photos and be entertained by a knowledgeable local guide. Highlights: Re;START, Hagley Park, Riccarton House & Bush, Mona Vale Estate, Christ’s College, Cathedral Square, New Regent St, Gapfiller Projects & Street art, Transitional Cardboard Cathedral, Arts Centre, Antigua Boat Sheds. Christchurch city is flat and has many purpose built cycle-ways, so it is perfect for biking. This makes the bicycle tours suitable for all fitness levels. Comfortable new bikes are used. Tours depart: 9am, 10am, 12noon & 2pm. Original Christchurch Bike Tour (2 hrs) £34 p.p. CBD Rebuild Tour (2 hrs) £34 p.p. Christchurch Walking Tour (2 hrs) £25 p.p. *Gourmet Bike Tour (4 hrs) £133 p.p.

*Includes: Three-course tasting lunch, coffee, beer or wine tasting

CANTERBURY LEISURE TOURS 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. Tour LT08

£239 Adult £120 Child (under 15 yrs)

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. Tour 01 (Day Tour, Cruise & Lunch)

£159 Adult £80 Child (under 15 yrs) Tour 01C (Day Tour & Cruise only)

£136 Adult £68 Child (under 15 yrs)

104

CHRISTCHURCH & AKAROA

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

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). Tour LT18A £90 Adult £45 Child (under 15 yrs)


WEST COAST

& THE GLACIER REGION

Takaka

Franz Josef Glacier. Credit: Ngai Tahu Tourism

Karamea

Motueka

Victoria Forest Park

Westport

Punakaiki

ONE OF THE WORLD’S SPECIAL PLACES

Reefton

Hokitika

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 & voted by Lonely Planet as one of the “Top 10 Coastal drives in the world”.

Abut Head

Methven

Westland National Park

Haast Jackson Head Jackson Bay Big Bay Lake Wanaka

Twizel Lake Ohau Lake Hawea

Tekapo

Lake Pukaki Lake Benmore

Temuka

» The West Coast contains 5 of NZ’s 14 national parks – Kahurangi, Paparoa, Arthur’s Pass, Westland and Mount Aspiring.

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

10 Feb 2017 – Speight’s Coast to Coast 11 Feb 2017 – Buller Gorge Marathon, Westport 11 Mar 2017 – Wildfoods Festival, Hokitika

» The Pancake Rocks & blowholes at Punakaiki. » The NZ Fur Seal colony at Cape Foulwind. » The White Heron colony at Whataroa (Nov-Feb). » The very accessible Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Lake Sumner Forest Park

Kaikoura

Waiau River

Arthur’s Pass National Park

Hurunui River Waipara

Rangiora Darfield Templeton Lake Ellesmere Rakaia River

Pegasus Bay Kaiapoi

Christchurch Lyttelton Banks Peninsula Akaroa

Canterbury Bight

Omarama

Oct 2016 – West Coast White Bait Festival, West Coast wide

Greymouth 315 kms, 4 hrs 30 mins

Hanmer Forest Park Hanmer Springs

Timaru

GREYMOUTH TO: Christchurch 255 kms, 3 hrs 45 mins

Jan 2017 – Around Brunner Cycle Race, Greymouth

Ward

Geraldine

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

HAAST TO: Queenstown 250 kms, 3 hrs 45 mins

Murchison Nelson Lakes National Park

Craigieburn Forest Park

Franz Josef Glacier Lake Coleridge Mt Hutt Fox Glacier

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Punakaiki 44 kms, 45 mins

FACT FILE

Lake Kaniere Ross

DRIVING DISTANCES: Franz Josef 180 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins

Blenheim

Greymouth Kumara

Picton

Nelson

Paparoa National Park

» 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 awesome natural beauty of Haast Pass. » The TranzAlpine train journey from Christchurch to Greymouth is hailed as one of the top 6 rail journeys in the world.

WEST COAST & THE GLACIER REGION

105


PUNAKAIKI

Punakaiki Resort

Hotel

A modern accommodation complex located on Punakaiki Beach, only 300 metres south of the Pancake Rocks & Blowholes. The resort has been designed to maximize the surrounding environment with beautiful ocean & rainforest views. Escape to the wild West Coast & stay at our luxurious & memorable location.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Hotel Room

£169 £232 £34

£113 £151 £34

£177 £243 £36

Eco Suite Extra Person

GREYMOUTH

Charles Court Motel

Self Cont.

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, all units sky tv, wifi available, bbq area, games room, private spa pool, play ground. Courtesy vehicle available by arrangement for train & bus transfers & to local restaurant.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Apr 17

May - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Studio from

£92 £110 £134 £17

£83 £101 £134 £17

£98 £117 £142 £18

1 Bedroom (1-3) 2 Bedroom (1-4) Lake Matheson. Credit: West Coast Tourism

Extra Person

The Ashley Hotel

GREYMOUTH

Hotel

GREYMOUTH

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.

Per Room Studio 2 Bedroom (1-4)

GREYMOUTH

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£110 £134

£103 £131

£111 £135

Breakers Boutique Accommodation

Hosted

Gables Motor Lodge

Per Room

BONUS: FREE unlimited Wifi internet.

HOKITIKA

Nov 16 - Apr 17

May - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£108 £113 £123 £143 £17

£103 £110 £118 £139 £17

£112 £116 £129 £145 £21

Studio Studio + Spa Bath 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (2) Extra Person

Shining Star Beachfront

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

Nov 16 Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Breakthrough Room Bed & Breakfast

£176 £242 £255

£182 £255 £255

Breakwater Suite Bed & Breakfast Driftwood or Sunset Bed & Breakfast

FRANZ JOSEF

Glacier View Motel

Self Cont.

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-2) Extra person

106

Nov 16 - Apr 17

May - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£106 £139 £148 £17

£97 £139 £148 £17

£115 £134 £158 £18

WEST COAST & THE GLACIER REGION

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Self Cont.

Nestled in native gardens with an exclusive walkway to the beach & directly opposite a glow worm dell. Each log-style chalet & apartment has a cosy interior and quality furnishings. Facilities include a sauna and spa pool, BBQ area, children’s playground, DVD movie hire and Guest Laundry.

Per Room

Nov 16 Mar 17

Apr Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Beachfront Studio

£128 £142 £163 £103

£115 £129 £150 £150

£130 £144 £165 £165

Oceanview Spa Chalet 1 Bedroom Apartment (1-4) BONUS: FREE Wifi

FRANZ JOSEF

2 Bedroom Apartment (1-4)

Bella Vista Motel

Self Cont.

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.

Situated 2.5km north of town on a tranquil 2-acre, bushlined 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

Self Cont.

1.5kms from town centre. 12 spacious well appointed studio, 1 & 2 bedroom suites with cooking facilities. SKY TV & DVD players. Some units with spa baths. BBQ area, guest laundry, aquatic centre opposite, off street parking. Cont. breakfast available. 50m to licensed restaurant. Close to supermarket.

Per Room Compact Queen Studio Kitchenette Queen Studio BONUS: FREE unlimited Wifi

1 Bedroom Unit (1-4)

Nov 16 - Mar 17 Apr - Sep 17 Oct 17 - Mar 18

£120 £145 £195

£83 £98 £120

£100 £116 £170

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.


FRANZ JOSEF

Franz Alpine Retreat

Self Cont.

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef

FRANZ JOSEF

3 kms north of town. These luxury chaletstyle apartments allow you to relax & 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 & guest laundry.

Per Room

Nov 16 Mar 17

Apr Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Per Room

1 Bedroom Apartment

£184 £261 £39

£141 £159 £39

£193 £276 £42

Standard Room

2 Bedroom Apartment (1-4) BONUS: FREE Wifi.

FRANZ JOSEF

Extra person

58 on Cron

Self Cont.

Superior Room Extra Person

BONUS: Stay 2 nights or more & get 10% discount off your room rate. Valid 01 May - 31 Oct 2017

FRANZ JOSEF

Studio Studio - Spa Bath 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-4) Extra Person

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£129 £141 £149 £211 £21

£91 £116 £112 £145 £21

£129 £141 £149 £211 £21

Glenfern Villas

Self Cont.

BONUS: Children under 5 yrs stay FREE! NOTE: Minimum 2 nights 24 Dec - 2 Jan

FOX GLACIER

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

1 Bedroom

£149 £187 £23

£111 £142 £23

£165 £186 £24

2 Bedroom (1-2) Extra person

Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

Hotel

Per Room Studio 1 Bedroom (2) 2 Bedroom (1-4) Executive Studio

Standard Room B&B

FOX GLACIER

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£186

£151

£197

The Westhaven

Self Cont.

Per Room 2 Adults DBB Extra Child DBB BONUS: FREE Wifi.

Extra Adult DBB

Per Room

NOTE: Min 2 nights 24 Dec - 2 Jan.

Nov 16 - Apr 17

May - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£140 £148 £153

£100 £104 £108

£140 £144 £148

£191 £217 £62

£255 £300 £62

Self Cont.

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£120 £137 £162 £153

£83 £96 £125 £104

£112 £125 £141 £133

Hotel

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£484 £58 £153

£418 £58 £153

£472 £58 £153

Rainforest Motel

FOX GLACIER

Self Cont.

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

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-3) Extra person

FOX GLACIER

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£100 £116 £141 £21

£83 £100 £125 £21

£100 £116 £141 £21

Distinction Fox Glacier Te Weheka Hotel

Hosted

Beautifully appointed 21 room luxury bed and breakfast hotel. 100 metres 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 fire, laundry, drying room, lift, Sky TV, restaurant open for dinner during summer months and undercover parking. A warm welcome awaits you.

Luxurious queen & deluxe king units, superbly furnished. Contemporary accommodation within Fox Glacier village set in the tranquillity of the South West New Zealand World Heritage Area, & just minutes drive to the glacier walk & classic Lake Matheson with its views of Mt Cook & the Alps. Semi-self-contained with fridge, microwave, toaster, jug. Guest laundry & gas BBQ.

Queen Studio King Studio Deluxe Studio

£264 £307 £62

Exclusive lodge-style hotel, set amongst native forest on the outskirts of Franz Josef village. Offering guests a complete ecofriendly 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.

Studio Nov 16 - Mar 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Te Waonui Forest Retreat

FRANZ JOSEF

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 & enjoy the hotel’s cosy evening atmosphere after an adventurous day exploring.

Per Room

Apr - Sep 17

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 – perfect for honeymooners! 1 night surcharge apply.

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 bathroom, 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.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Punga Grove Motel & Suites

FRANZ JOSEF

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. Opposite Hot Pools & ample off street parking. BBQ & laundry facilities available.

Per Room

Hotel

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 & dramatic region situated on the edge of the famous Westland World Heritage Park. Centrally located with a wonderful restaurant, bar & FREE WiFi. A great base for glacier exploration.

BONUS: Includes full breakfast & FREE unlimited Wifi.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Per Room

Nov 16 Mar 17

Apr Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Twin/Double B&B

£253 £294

£172 £213

£232 £273

WEST COAST & THE GLACIER REGION

107

Triple B&B (2 AD & 1 CH)


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

1 hour Enchanted Forest Track

On your own in a quad or single buggy or double up with a partner in a double buggy for an adventure through our diverse landscape of native rainforest, streams, rocky climbs and a working farm with animals.

£83 Adult £66 Child (12-15 yrs) £96 Adult (16 yrs+) £149 Adult (16yrs+ and passenger 3yrs+)

Quads Buggies Single Buggies Double

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.

£113 Adult £100 Child (12-15 yrs) £132 Adult (16 yrs+) £192 Adult (16yrs+ and passenger 3yrs+)

Quads Buggies Single Buggies Double

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.

£120 Adult £120 Child (12-15 yrs) £139 Adult (16 yrs+) £209 Adult (16yrs+ and passenger 3yrs+)

Quads Buggies Single Buggies Double

1 hour Hagglund Adventure

The hagglund shows the 4x4 boys 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.

£57 Adult

£40 Child (1-15 yrs)

GOLD COAST NEW ZEALAND....IT’S DIFFERENT! Gold Coast New Zealand... Have a go! There’s Gold on these beaches, gold in the hills and gold in the sunsets setting you up for a fun holiday with the many natural adventure park activities in this area. Taniwha Blackwater Cave Rafting & Glow-worms: 4.5 hrs Your money goes further with this perfect 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. (W3) £143 p.p.

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. (NCZIP) £103 p.p. Save with a Zip/Cave Combo: Add the zipline to your cave tour and only pay £163 (W3ZIP)

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! We drive (GOW2) £133 p.p. You drive with up to 4 people in one vehicle (GOW2U)

£262

Rainforest Cruise: 3 hrs - Departs 9am & 2pm. (JUN) £129 p.p. Kid Safe Adventures - For families with under 12’s, minimum 4 pax. Raiders of the Lost Ark: Kids gold hunting adventure (GOW2C)

£63 p.p.

Captain Hook Jungle Boat Mystery (JUNC) £123 p.p. Castles of the Underworld Kids Cave Adventure (W3C) £123 p.p.

West Coast Rail Trails - A series of cafes and pubs joined by bike. We move your bags each day, supply bikes and accommodation. Unguided and guided options available from half a day to four days. Day Tours from £172 p.p.

Overnight Tours from £893 p.p.

Operated by Wild West Adventures Hands-free accessory included - better than bluetooth

SHANTYTOWN While the South Islands 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).

£22 Adult £11 Child (5-17 years)

108

WEST COAST & THE GLACIER REGION

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

WEST COAST TRIPLE DEAL PACKAGE "Untamed, Natural Wilderness"- The West Coast offers

some of the very best natural scenery and attractions in New Zealand.Save money now and book the “West Coast Triple Deals Package” before you leave home to experience 3 of the very best all weather attractions. Use this pass to suit your own travel plans from The Glaciers in the South through to the Heart of the West Coast - this incredible value pass has something for everybody to enjoy AND save money with! Available for use at the following attractions:

• Shantytown - Greymouth • TreeTop Walkway - Hokitika • West Coast Wildlife Centre ( Entry only ) – Franz Josef

£ 59 Adult £41 Child (5-17 years) £132 Family Pass (2 adults & up to 4 children)


FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER GUIDES & GLACIER HOT POOLS Ice Explorer & Hot Pools - This is a fantastic introduction to an enthralling world of ice. A short heli hop from

ACROSS COUNTRY QUAD BIKES Quad Bike Adventures - The only quad bike trip in NZ with glacial views. Spend 2 hours driving 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.

£106 Driver (min 16 years) £47 Child or Passenger (min 8 years) 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.

£182 Driver 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.

£47 Passenger only

the township takes you into the remarkable Pinnacles area of the glacier. Here your guide will navigate you through a maze of ice and explain the dramatic environmental changes over the last few years. You will explore an aweinspiring landscape on Franz Josef Glacier. Duration 4 hours including up to 3 hrs on the ice. Moderate to good fitness level required. Min age 12 yrs. Departs: Regular departures throughout the day. Includes entry to the public area of the Glacier Hot Pools. £251 Adult £251 Child (12-16 yrs)

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.

£50 Adult £43 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).

£18 Adult £16 Child £29 p.p. 30 mins Massage: £60 Adult

Public Pool Single Entry:

45 mins Private Pool Entry: (max 4 people at a time)

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 112).

£245 Adult £166 Child (2-13 yrs)

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 NZ. Open daily from 8.30am - Cafe and best shopping in Franz Josef. All Day unlimited Entry

THE HELICOPTER LINE - 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.

£284 Adult £264 Child (10-14 yrs)

£24 Adult £14 Child

All day Entry Plus Kiwi Backstage Pass (only 32 issued per day) £37 p.p.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

WEST COAST & THE GLACIER REGION

109


GLACIAL COUNTRY LAKE CRUISE Located just 8 mins drive from Franz Josef and fringed by Kahikatea forest, the colour of the water in Lake Mapourika is truly unique and reflects everything in a surreal mirror-like image. The purpose built cruise boat is both quiet & warm being fully enclosed with large viewing windows while you soak in the tranquillity, beauty & serenity that surrounds you. Enjoy the on-board commentary from your experienced nature guide as you cruise the shoreline for a closer look at the native trees and bird life, while on clear days you can enjoy the breathtaking backdrop of Mt Cook. Includes complimentary tea and coffee plus a light snack. Departs: 9.30am, 11.30am, 1pm & 3pm all year plus 5pm & 7pm OctMar. Duration 1.5 hrs.

£77 Adult £43 Child (4-12 yrs)

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) - ANZCRO Highly Recommended 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.

£299 Adult £281 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).

£43 Adult £34 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 & FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER HELICOPTERS

£391 Adult

Fox or Franz Josef Glacier Snow Landing From sea level rising to the heart of the magnificent Southern Alps, this flight explores the icefalls on either the Franz Josef or Fox Glaciers. Experience the seclusion of a snow landing in this largely inaccessible alpine region. 20 min. (includes snow landing). (Flt 302)

£159 Adult £112 Child

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). (Flt 303)

£206 Adult £144 Child

Mount Cook Spectacular with landing - The

ultimate glacial experience – this flight tours 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). (Flt 306)

£298 Adult £209 Child (Child 14 & under)

GLACIER COUNTRY KAYAKS

MT ASPIRING NATIONAL PARK - FLY, HIKE & JETBOAT ADVENTURES Departing from Makarora, 1 hr’s drive from Haast or 45 mins from Wanaka this is your opportunity to explore stunning World Heritage listed Mt Aspiring National Park.

Siberia Wilderness Adventure - A 4 hour or half day

wilderness 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.

£275 Adult £239 Child

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! 3 Hr Kayak Classic (the original adventure!)

£77 Adult £43 Child (2-15 yrs) 4 Hr Kayak & Walk (includes a guided rainforest walk)

£96 Adult £50 Child (2-15 yrs)

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.

£275 Adult £239 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.

£106 Adult £53 Child

110

WEST COAST & THE GLACIER REGION

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling


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

Paddle Boarding on Lake Wanaka with Paddle Wanaka Credit: Lake Wanaka Tourism

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

WANAKA TO: Christchurch 425 kms, 6 hrs

Sep 2016 – World Heli Challenge

» Lake Wanaka, NZ’s 4th largest lake.

May 2017 – Wanakafest - Arts, Food & Wine

Fox Glacier 260 kms, 3 hrs 15 mins

18 Feb 2017 – Challenge Wanaka 4-9 Apr 2017 – Festival of Colour

» 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

30 Mar - 1 Apr 2018 – Warbirds Over Wanaka

» Trout fishing in the lake & surrounding areas.

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:

» Winter skiing at Treble Cone and Cardrona. » Autumn colours (starting late March) particularly stunning around Glendhu Bay. Autumn is also harvest season for the various stone fruits including apricots, nectarines and cherries. » Award winning vineyards – the Pinot Noir is the region’s specialty.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

WANAKA

111


Lake Dunstan Cromwell Clyde

ME A

8 ARDMO

RE STR

Ranfurly

WARRE N ST

TENBY S

Base Backpackers Wanaka

Backpacker

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr 17 - Mar 18

£22 £23 £63 £80

£22 £24 £70 £83

Sanctuary Girls Ensuite Room (2) Triple Ensuite

3

WANAKA

Bella Vista Wanaka

Self Cont.

Studio Compact Standard Studio 1 Bedroom Extra person

5

Nov 16 - Apr 17

Mar - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£120 £137 £154 £21

£94 £107 £129 £21

£133 £149 £174 £25

Mercure Oakridge Resort

WANAKA

Hotel / Self Cont.

2

WANAKA

Per Room

Guest Room 1 Bdrm Apt 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4)

112

WANAKA

7

4

WAN AKA LUGG AT E D R N O S R PHE

M AC

Airport Hawea, Cromwell, Clyde & West Coast

10

The Wanaka Hotel

Hotel

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.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£90 £107 £17

£96 £112 £17

Standard Non View Standard Lake facing BONUS: FREE Wifi.

4

WANAKA

Extra Person

Clearbrook Motel & Serviced Apartments

Self Cont.

Conveniently located 150m from Wanaka’s town centre & lake, Clearbrook offers 14 spacious self-catering apartments & 2 selfcontained holiday homes. All are fully equipped for your relaxing stay. Facilities include double spa baths, full kitchen, in room washer & dryer, private balcony with views, central heating, ski lockers. Wifi available.

Per Room

Nov 16 Mar 17

Apr Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Spacious Studio

£124 £181 £225 £299

£134 £168 £244 £325

£145 £181 £264 £351

1 Bedroom Spa Apartment 2 Bedroom Spa Apartment (1-4) 3 Bedroom Holiday House (1-6)

6

WANAKA

Located 2kms from Lake Wanaka. This premium resort offers hotel rooms & selfcontained 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.

Standard

22

Cardrona & Queenstown Via Crown Range

Location, location, location. 150 metres from the lake in a quiet street close to restaurants, cafes & shops. Offering 18 modern selfcontained units. Good heating including electric blankets. Some with spa baths. Free wireless internet and off street parking. Guest laundry is available.

Per Room

3

RD

84

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.

Standard Dorm 6 Share

A

iSITE

ON

RS

RSE RD GOLF COU

CA RD RO

WANAKA

E ND

Y HW

1

T

9

Lismore Park

TOWN CENTRE

DUNMO RE ST BROWN STON S T UPTON 1 ST

NA VALLERY RD

McDOUG

Alexandra

EET

N T ATIO N R D

RD

S DO W

5

LISMORE ST

NG

PLA

Otematata

IRI

L A K E SID E R D

Lindis Pass

Roys Bay

SP

ST

Lake Wakatipu

TA

ET

Queenstown

UN

Omarama

HELWICK

Wanaka

Milford Sound

MO

Lake Pukaki

DUNGAR VO N S T

Lake Wanaka

Lake Hawea

ALL STR E

Big Bay

Twizel Lake Ohau

Wanaka Station Park

N E DR

Mt Aspiring National Park

Lake Wanaka

6

Glendhu Bay, Treblecone & Mt Aspiring National Park

Tekapo

TO

Jackson Head Jackson Bay

Haast

Edgewater

Hotel / Self Cont.

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.

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£110 £114 £131 £230

£144 £144 £182 £297

£110 £110 £144 £253

Hotel Room

£134 £186 £303 £24

£123 £172 £283 £24

£142 £191 £319 £24

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

1 Bdrm Suite (2)# 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4)# BONUS: FREE bike hire.

Extra person

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.


Wanaka Edge Apartments

WANAKA

7

Self Cont.

Fully self contained, self service family apartments with private balcony or courtyard. Stay 2-3 days and have a holiday. Private SpaSauna. Easy 10 minute walk into town. Enjoy the peace & quiet of double glazing & under floor heating when required. Take a bike ride or a walk, go fishing, but come home & relax.

Per Room 1 Bedroom Apt 2 Bdrm (1-4)

8

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£116 £133

£145 £220

£129 £145

The Moorings Wanaka

WANAKA

Self Cont.

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.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£145 £232 £269 £21

£149 £240 £277 £21

Studio with Kitchenette 2 Bedroom Apartment (1-4) BONUS: Children under 5yrs stay FREE #3 night min 24 Dec - 7 Jan.

9

WANAKA

3 Bedroom Apartment (1-6) Extra Person

Distinction Wanaka Serviced Apartments

Self Cont.

Lake Wanaka Credit: Julian Apse

10

WANAKA

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, petanque & BBQ’s. Self contained apartments with gourmet kitchens & generous balconies or patios. SKY TV, DVD. Gas fire in 3 bdrm only. Secure undercover garage.

Per Room 1 Bdrm Apartment 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4) 3 Bedroom Apt (1-6) BONUS: FREE Wifi.

Extra Person

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£132 £145 £195 £25

£173 £187 £236 £25

£132 £145 £195 £25

Lake Hawea Hotel

Hotel

The newly refurbished Lake Hawea Hotel is situated a short drive from the heart of Wanaka and features modern rooms, restaurant and 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.

Per Room

CROMWELL

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Studio Room

£176

£146

£146

Family Room

£196

£132

£163

Lake Resort Cromwell

Self Cont.

Set on the shores of Lake Dunstan, The Lake Resort is 7 mins drive from Cromwell & 45 mins drive from Queenstown. These elegant villas can sleep up to 8 people & offer magnificent lake & mountain views. The Lake Resort boasts a fabulous restaurant & bar, offering day & night dining options. Immerse yourself in wilderness pursuits of hiking & skiing, or simply enjoy the local wineries & produce of Central Otago.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£148 £190 £239

£112 £219 £236

£148 £190 £239

Studio One Bedroom Villa Two Bedroom Villa

CLYDE

Olivers Central Otago

Hosted

A unique boutique accommodation experience. Eleven ensuited rooms superbly blend the old with the new in this beautifully restored series of historic 1860s stone buildings. Base yourself at Olivers in Clyde and cycle the iconic Otago Central Rail Trail (1-4 days); visit award winning local vineyards; kayak or cruise the mighty Clutha; the list goes on.

Per Room

Nov 16 - May 17

Jun 17 - Mar 18

£156 £215 £268 £341

£156 £222 £282 £354

Deluxe Standard Room Deluxe Superior Room Wharf jump, Lake Wanaka Credit: Lake Wanaka Tourism

BONUS: Includes freshly baked hot breakfast & free internet.

Premier Room Deluxe Family Suite (1-4)

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

WANAKA

113


RIDGELINE ADVENTURES 4WD nature, history and heritage safari’s exploring Wanaka’s historic West Wanaka Station, a 30000 acre sheep cattle and deer farm bordering Mt Aspiring National Park and overlooking picturesque Lake Wanaka. Guaranteed to be a highlight of your New Zealand holiday!

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

Classic Central Otago Wine Tour Departs daily at 11.00am from Wanaka accommodation, returns approximately 5.30pm. Allow 6.5 hours. Includes: All transport, friendly knowledgeable guide, 4 – 6 vineyard tastings, award winning gourmet platter lunch at our favourite vineyard restaurant. Complimentary filtered water and crackers in vehicle. ** Please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking.

£163 Adult (min 2 adults) Boutique Central Otago Wine Tour Departs Departs daily at 1pm from Wanaka accommodation, return approximately 5.30pm. Allow 4.5 hours. Includes: All transport, friendly, knowledgeable guide, tastings at 4 vineyards, including a gourmet food and wine match. Complimentary filtered water and crackers in vehicle. ** Please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking.

£129 Adult (min 2 adults)

Wild Hills Safari - Experience New Zealand’s rugged back-country at its most spectacular exploring terrain most locals have never seen. This 4WD safari combines the excitement of remote farm tracks, breath-taking views over Lake Wanaka and beyond to snow-capped peaks, Maori and European historical sites and an alpine nature walk in pure mountain air. Small groups and friendly local drivers ensure a fantastic day for all ages – this trip is a photographer’s dream and perfect family adventure! Operates Oct-April, departs 8.30am & 1.30pm. May-Sept (locations visited may differ due to winter conditions) departs 9am & 1pm duration 4 hours. Includes Wanaka accom transfers & morning or afternoon tea. £152 Adult £84 Child (15 and under) Wanaka Highlights Safari - This journey offers Wanaka’s best scenic locations and a taste of Wanaka’s rich

history, heritage and modern-day farming life. A must if your time in Wanaka is limited. Travel back-roads of a real New Zealand farm. Enjoy coffee at our very own mountain-top cafe overlooking picturesque Lake Wanaka followed by an easy alpine nature walk. A perfect family adventure and photographers dream! Operates All year. May - September departs 10am & 1pm (locations visited may differ due to winter conditions) October - April departs 8:30am, 1pm & 4:30pm duration 2.5 hours. Includes Wanaka accom transfers & morning or afternoon tea.

£112 Adult £75 Child (15 and under)

SKYDIVE WANAKA Skydive Lake Wanaka - It’s not every day

that you strap yourself to a beautiful stranger & leap from a perfectly good aircraft! Welcome to Skydive Lake Wanaka - New Zealand’s most spectacular, multi award winning, high altitude tandem skydive! Your incredible scenic flight to altitude captures 360 degree views of NZ’s highest mountains, glaciers, lakes & rivers. Freefall from 15,000 feet, at 200kph then soar under parachute above massive snow capped peaks before landing safely back at the drop zone. Capture your impressive freefall smile on camera & break the news to your mother in style! We believe in safety. Over 20 years & thousands of skydives, we are proud to own the best safety record in NZ & are committed to keeping it that way. 12,000 Ft 15,000 Ft

£218 p.p. £284 p.p.

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 3-D 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.

£15 Adult £10 Child (5-15 yrs)

ECO WANAKA ADVENTURES Lake Cruise & Island Nature Walk - Cruise to this unique &

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. SUP Guided Mission (Lake) 3hrs

£93 Adult £75 Child Tiki Tour - Half Day Kayaking Tour

£90 Adult

£59 Child

10% discount off all products during May, June and July

114

WANAKA

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

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.

£149 Adult £96 Child (5-15 yrs) 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. £182 Adult £123 Child (5-15 yrs)


LOVE IT. Queenstown is rated on a par with Vail in North America, Val Gardena in Italy and Bariloche in South America as one of the leading mountain resort towns of the world. It is also promoted as the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’ so if the scenery doesn’t take your breath away, the action will!

QUEENSTOWN TSS Earnslaw. Photo Credit: Miles Holden

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

QUEENSTOWN TO: Christchurch 485 kms, 7 hrs

Jun -Jul 2017 − Queenstown Winter Festival

» Cruising on Lake Wakatipu with its spectacular mountain backdrop.

Jul 2017 – NZ Mountain Film Festival

» Skiing at Coronet Peak & The Remarkables.

13 Aug – Peak to Peak – sporting event

» Rafting & jetboating on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers.

Wanaka 91 kms, 1 hr Te Anau 175 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins Milford Sound 290 kms, 4 hrs 15 mins

FACT FILE

Aug - Sep 2017 – Gay Ski Week 19 Nov 2016 – Queenstown International Marathon

» 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.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

QUEENSTOWN

115


PANORAMA

T

T STR EE

DU BL IN

10

ST

PA R

PA

14

VEINT K ST

TY’ S

RO

CE

RD

W AND

26 17

15

16

FR A N K RRACE THE TE

UR

YR

OA D

9

Q

D OA WN R STO EN E U

MAP REFERENCES

7 Millennium Hotel Queenstown 8 DoubleTree by Hilton

2 Base Queenstown

10 Garden Court Suites & Apartments

16 Oaks Club Resort 17 Oaks Shores

11 Hurley’s Of Queenstown

18 Highview Apartments

26 The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments

12 Scenic Suites Queenstown

19 Peppers Beacon

27 Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa

13 Copthorne Hotel & Resort Lakefront

20 Blue Peaks Apartments

28 Hulbert House

21 Crowne Plaza Queenstown

29 Azur Lodge

M

Backpacker

2

QUEENSTOWN

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr 17 - Mar 18

£20 £24 £77

£23 £24 £93

BONUS: Includes a FREE light breakfast & entrée dinner daily.

QUEENSTOWN

6 Bed Dorm B&B Ensuite Double/Twin B&B

Blue Peaks Lodge

Base Queenstown

Per Room

BONUS: FREE continental breakfast per day & Exclusive Drink Specials at Loco Cantina

Self Cont.

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£107 £125 £150

£114 £133 £159

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

QUEENSTOWN

Mercure Queenstown Resort

4

QUEENSTOWN

Per Room

Lakeview Room Children under 16yrs stay FREE incl Bkfst.

QUEENSTOWN

Extra Person

Hotel

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£127 £178 £29

£129 £123 £33

£168 £220 £33

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Apr 17 - Mar 18

£20 £21 £83

£20 £22 £86

Ensuite Double/Twin B&B

Rydges Lakeland Resort

Hotel

Set on the shores of stunning Lake Wakatipu, each room has unmatched views of the lake. Only a 5 min flat walk along the esplanade to the town centre, the hotel is in a prime location. Restaurant & fireside Bar. Pool, sauna & spa complex. Ski storage & drying room. 24 hour room service. Ample parking. Guest Laundry.

Superior Lakeview Deluxe Lakeview BONUS: FREE Wifi & Children under 12yrs stay FREE

6

QUEENSTOWN

Located on a unique vantage point, with majestic lake & alpine mountain views. Family friendly rooms with SKY TV & mini bar. Features include saunas, spa pool, gym & sports equipment/drying room/ storage. The vibrant Lounge Bar offers snacks & beverages with a warm open fire. Vista Restaurant features unrivalled views & nightly a la carte dining. Complimentary car parking.

Garden View

Nov 16 - Mar 17

6 Bed Dorm B&B

Per Room Nov 16 - Sep 17

Studio

Backpacker

8 Bed Dorm B&B

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.

Per Room

25 Platnium Queenstown Villas

Located 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, wellappointed 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.

In the heart of town. Winner of the Best Hostel in NZ (2014) 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 & individual bedside reading light, many have balconies. Fully equipped communal kitchen, lounge area with a fireplace, cinema lounge, sauna & high speed internet.

Per Room

24 The Glebe Apartments

23 Hotel St Moritz

9 Heritage Queenstown

Nomads Backpackers

10 Bed Dorm B&B

22 Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

1 Nomads Backpackers

6 Glenorchy Peaks B&B

QUEENSTOWN

14 Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Lakeview 15 BreakFree The Point

5 Mercure Queenstown Resort

116

S

RC H

T S H UN

WIN DS O

H E NS TON INE BOL HTS MA R REGR PU PE R KA TI NO A D O W PA WO G N LO MAXWELL E C T A W RAM EAR N SL A NO AD

SE SU N AR ST CE T

D R N H I L L ROA

4 Rydges Lakeland Resort

5

RD

RE

Frankton Arm

Queenstown Bay

3 Blue Peaks Lodge

3

N MA

E DINBUR GH DR

S

LAN CEW OO

D

13

R

LONDON

SMAN RD EN

AM A

ST

VER

28

T EW HVI HIG

TO N

ON D

HA M

BE ET

SY DN EY ST

E

SE AR L

EA RL

ED GA R

BA LL AR AT

UR NE R

E DUK

SH

K PAR

29

1

7

3

F R A KTON N

E AD AN

11

E AID

AK EE SP L

120

L ADE

AKAURI AT SA I

M SAL HA LL EN OU S R T ST 12 NE EIN ST

R NIFE CO BI

L

25

FE

5

CORONATION DR

19

M AN CHEST ER

ME LB

AE

FERNHILL

1

EY

ART HOB

18

ER R OV T EES OT CH S MA A R IN BE E

ST AN L

BN BRIS

T NS B HORN

W GO AS GL

ES CR ND MO O L T THO SON S MP

23

ST IM T TR AW NS AN NSL PSO R M A O E T H CK S T I W NS 4 B RU

KE LA

WALTER PEAK STATION

RD NYA WY N ERO CAM FERN HIL L R O A D

21

E

REMARKALBES SKI AREA

24

HO CA L MP ST W CO

N MA 27

2

KEN T

SUB URB

ROAD ROBIN S

ND TRACK

HE NR Y

AT

ST

ST

KELVIN HEIGHTS OM O

ST E R Y RD ST E ISL

Y HA

Lake Wakatipu

CEM ET

AN C OU

DS LEE

BEN L

8

PINNACLE BEL FAS GA T LWAY LIM TCE ER ICK

POOLE

22

ON EC BR

Queenstown

FRANKTON

Queenstown East

ARN EY

V

ARTHURS POINT

LL

RY DU N CANS DA VER N UN SO BO

KERR Y D R

ka

na Wa To

LAKE HAYES

N

AN DER

HAMIL TO

TEM PLE WE TON A T

Arrowtown CORONET PEAK SKI AREA

KI

GORGE ROAD

ST

Glenorchy 6

HALLEN STEIN

FF HU

N LTO HY

Lakeview Suites Extra Person

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£105 £117 £133 £29

£129 £138 £156 £42

£134 £152 £196 £42

Glenorchy Peaks B&B

Hosted

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 and close to many more walks/activities.

Per Room BONUS: Includes Continental Breakfast.

Ensuite Room

Nov 16 - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£132

£142


7

QUEENSTOWN

Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Hotel

8

DoubleTree by Hilton

QUEENSTOWN

Per Room

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£158 £39

£120 £42

£191 £42

Twin/Double

Discounts may be available, enquire for details.

9

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Extra Person

Heritage Queenstown

QUEENSTOWN

Hotel / Self Cont.

11

QUEENSTOWN

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£115 £144 £50

£108 £137 £50

£115 £144 £50

10

Garden Court Suites & Apartments

QUEENSTOWN

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£152 £196 £316

£139 £198 £345

£168 £261 £397

Studio from

£123 £164 £224

£123 £164 £246

£123 £165 £228

Studio Suite (2) 2 Bdrm Suite (4)

Hurley’s of Queenstown

Per Room

Executive Studio 2 Bedroom (1-4)

Self Cont.

1 Bedroom BONUS: FREE Wifi.

12

2 Bedroom (1-4) from

Scenic Suites Queenstown

QUEENSTOWN

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£124 £135 £253

£113 £123 £186

£155 £176 £288

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Lakefront

Hotel

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£154 £195 £317

£133 £153 £254

£188 £229 £350

Superior room 1 Bdrm suite BONUS: FREE Wifi.

14

QUEENSTOWN

2 Bdrm suite (1-4)

Copthorne Hotel & Apartments, Lakeview

Superior Superior View

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£158 £170

£112 £120

£178 £191

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.

Hotel

Previously known as the Kingsgate Terraces Hotel the property has had a $4m makeover transforming it into a stunning place to stay. Each spacious unit has a private balcony to enjoy the majestic lake & mountain views. Apartments are fully self-contained. Guest amenities include a restaurant, bar, spa pool, ski locker & laundry.

Per Room Per Room

Self Cont.

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.

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. Complimentary underground parking.

Ask about our winter deals.

Self Cont.

Situated in a relaxing garden environment. 5min 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 & drying room. Off street / undercover parking.

Deluxe ROH

Premium Studio

QUEENSTOWN

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Extra Person

Very spacious modern studios, executive suites & 2 bedroom apartments - all with super king beds, shower & spa bath, balcony & fully equipped kitchen. Only 5 mins walk from CBD. Gym & saunas avail. 24 hrs. Winter underfloor heating, double glazing, drying room, bike & golf storage area. 50 plus Sky TV channels, flat screen TV’S & wireless internet.

13

Per Room Guest Room Deluxe Lakeview

Nestled amongst native bush, close to town with the ambience of a European style alpine lodge. Suites & apartments feature kitchens, open plan lounge/dining & 1000MB per room per day complimentary Wifi. Heated outdoor pool, gym, sauna & spa. Restaurant & bar, 24 hr room service & free car parking.

NOTE: Surcharge for Lakeview Rooms. BONUS: Children 13 yrs & under stay FREE.

Hotel

Adjacent to the Hilton Hotel, north facing, the hotel sits against a spectacular backdrop of majestic mountains & Lake Wakatipu, just a short shuttle to Queenstown. The closest accom. to the Remarkables skifields. Rooms feature contemporary decor, air con., internet & kitchenette facilities.

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.

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£158 £162 £199

£104 £112 £162

£178 £178 £232

Lakeview Lakeview Kitchenette Ask about our winter deals.

2 Bedroom Apt (1-4)

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

QUEENSTOWN

117


15

BreakFree The Point

QUEENSTOWN

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

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£136 £160 £260 £325

£143 £169 £280 £342

£242 £341 £413

1 Bedroom (2) 2 Bedroom (1-4) NOTE: #2 night minimum over selected dates *3 night minimum over selected dates

16

QUEENSTOWN

3 Bedroom (1-6) 4 Bedroom (1-8)

Oaks Club Resort

Hotel / Self Cont.

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.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr 17 - Mar 18

£162 £274 £369

£161 £267 £354

Hotel Room from 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4) from The Ledge Bungy, Queenstown. Credit: AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand

17

QUEENSTOWN

Oaks Shores

Self Cont.

18

Rates based on 2 night min stay.

3 Bedroom Apt (1-6)

QUEENSTOWN

Highview Apartments

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

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr 17 - Mar 18

Hotel Room

£162 £274 £369

£155 £267 £347

2 Bdrm Apt (1-4) from Rates based on 2 night min stay.

19

QUEENSTOWN

3 Bedroom Apt (1-6)

Peppers Beacon

Hotel / Self Cont.

Per Room Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bdrm/2 Bthrm (1-4)

20

QUEENSTOWN

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.

NOTE: #Surcharge for Lakeview Apartments *2 night minimum over selected dates

21

QUEENSTOWN

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Hotel Room

£110 £180 £347

£127 £190 £372

£155 £248 £496

2 Bdrm Suite (1-4) 3 Bdrm Suite (1-6)

Crowne Plaza Queenstown

Hotel

Located in the heart of Queenstown with superb mountain & lake views, contemporary & stylish accommodation your stay with us will be a rejuvenating, friendly & enjoyable experience. Onsite facilities include an awardwinning restaurant, city-style bar includes feature glass fireplaces, mood lighting & our unique ‘bed bar’, guest laundry, dedicated concierge, 24 hr room service, gym, valet parking, business centre, ski drying & storage.

Per Room Courtyard View Mountain View Lakeview

118

QUEENSTOWN

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£202 £225 £269

£145 £158 £228

£195 £215 £319

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Self Cont.

Located only a 5 min walk from downtown Queenstown. Stylish 1 & 2 bedroom apartments offer majestic views across the pristine waters of Lake Wakatipu to the Remarkables range. The apartments offer a fully equipped kitchen & laundry, patio/balcony area, Sky TV & LCD TVs. Facilites include gym, outdoor spa pool, BBQ area & outdoor furniture. Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£140 £227 £307

£121 £193 £276

£162 £289 £368

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 on to a quiet tree-lined street opposite Queenstown Gardens.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 18

£244 £306

2 Bedroom Apt (1-4) Minimum stay 2 nights.

22

QUEENSTOWN

3 Bedroom Apt (1-6)

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

Hotel

Located on the shores of stunning Lake Wakatipu, 5 mins from the airport & 15 mins by road from Queenstown. A truly luxurious property where all Guest Rooms & Suites feature a cozy fireplace, balcony, & internet. Facilities include licensed restaurant, wine bar & lounge, noodle bar, Pub, deli cafe, spa & heated pool.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Guest Room

£175 £220 £332 £332

£163 £208 £320 £320

£177 £223 £334 £334

Deluxe Lakeview Relaxation Room Wakatipu Suite


23

QUEENSTOWN

Hotel St Moritz, a member of the M Gallery collection.

Hotel / Self Cont.

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.

24

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Guest Room

£190 £220 £442

£184 £217 £479

£261 £295 £556

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

The Glebe Apartments

QUEENSTOWN

Self Cont.

Gibston Valley, Queenstown. Credit: Miles Holden

25

Platinum Queenstown Villas

QUEENSTOWN

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 1 Bedroom (2) 2 Bedroom (1-4) 3 Bedroom (1-6) Daily housekeeping optional extra.

26

QUEENSTOWN

4 Bedroom (1-8)

Nov 16 - Mar 17 No View

With View

£196 £298 £358 -

£298 £436 £510

The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments

Hotel / Self Cont.

Per Room 3 Bdrm Alpine View 3 Bdrm Lake View Daily housekeeping optional extra.

27

Nov 16 Mar 17

Apr Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Lakeview Hotel Room

£159 £239 £295 £369

£183 £258 £326 £404

£202 £280 £320 £404

Lakeview 1 Bdrm Apt BONUS: FREE Wifi & Courtesy Shuttle to/from town.

28

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

Hulbert House

QUEENSTOWN

Luxury

Immerse yourself in a sense of timeless elegance at Hulbert House, one of Queenstown's original residences. Steeped in authentic history, we bring you a distinctive combination of historic elegance and contemporary service. Hulbert House offers a luxury, boutique accommodation experience. We are situated one block from the CBD area and has direct access on to three of the town's streets. Your stay includes a complimentary breakfast, refreshments during the day and pre-dinner drinks and canapes before guests head downtown to one of the many restaurants and bars.

Per Room Premium Suite BONUS: FREE wi-fi and carparking

Grand Suite

Nov 16 - Aug 17

Sep 17 - Mar 18

£559 £621

£575 £633

Extra Person

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr 17 - Mar 18

£302 £368 £17

£323 £393 £17

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa

QUEENSTOWN

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

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.

Hotel

Within the heart of Queenstown, French antique chic sits aside sophisticated modern New Zealand design. Presenting 82 spacious guest rooms & suites featuring private balconies & oversized bathrooms with separate rain showers, deep soaking spa baths with in-built TV’s & sumptuous French amenities. Facilities include Jervois Steak House, Nue Lounge & award winning SO Spa.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£320 £416 £513

£258 £355 £452

£371 £468 £564

Superior Room Ask about bonus offers. #3 nights minimum - 25 Dec - 5 Jan.

29

QUEENSTOWN

Luxury Room Prestige Suite

Azur Lodge

Luxury

Totally secluded hilltop setting, close to town. Azur Lodge is luxury personified, just perfect for discerning guests. All 9 villas are very private with large bathrooms, lounge, dining area & decks for each villa with breathtaking lake & mountain views. Includes pick up from the airport, town transfers, mini bar, evening drinks & canapés, afternoon tea & gourmet breakfast.

Per Room Twin/Double B & B

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£1,141

£856

£1,141

Ben Lomond Station, Queenstown. Credit: Julian Apse 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.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

QUEENSTOWN

119


SKYLINE QUEENSTOWN

TSS EARNSLAW STEAMSHIP & WALTER PEAK HIGH COUNTRY FARM

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

Cruise spectacular Lake Wakatipu on the 103 year old vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw. Explore the decks & watch the stokers fuelling the fireboxes. Onboard café. Departs every 2hrs from 10am (1 ½ hrs duration). Children free during school holidays.

Cruise & Walter Peak Farm Tour

Gondola only

£40 Adult £15 Child

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.

Disembark at Walter Peak & join an entertaining farmyard tour, including 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.

£53 Adult £15 Child Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch

£57 Adult £29 Child

Gondola and Luge

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

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).

£70 Adult £30 Child Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner

Gondola and 5 Luge rides

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.

£37 Adult £30 Child

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

£86 Adult £43 Child

(Child 5-14 yrs)

Gondola and Stargazing Gondola, Stargazing and Dinner

£59 Adult £32 Child £90 Adult £45 Child

Child: 5-14 yrs. Prices are subject to change

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 have something to delight all. Complimentary 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.

£106 p.p.

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.

£121 p.p.

REMARKABLE EXPERIENCE Cruise in style in a 1937 convertible soft-top Chevrolet bus, enabling you to view the magnificent surroundings and alluring beauty of the wonderful Queenstown/ Arrowtown region. The scenery is breathtaking. Our three-hour journey from Queenstown takes you to the historic gold mining town of Arrowtown, built during the 1864 gold rush. The town has a quaint olde-world feel to it, with the lovely 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.

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.

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.

£258 p.p (2-3 People) £212 p.p (4-10 People)

£100 Adult £55 Child (5-14 yrs)

Private Wine & Food Sampler Tour

120

QUEENSTOWN

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

£22 Adult £14 Child


ONSEN HOT POOLS Onsen Hot Pools is a unique activity in Queenstown. Imagine...your own private spring-fed hot pool overlooking the dramatic Shotover River. Onsen Hot Pools lets you soak up Queenstown’s spectacular scenery, as you immerse yourself in the pure waters & fresh mountain air. At the touch of a button the front wall retracts & puts you amongst the amzing Alpine scenery. Book candle & indulgence packs for a romantic night with your partner under the stars in your hot pool or book a pamper pack with your friends after a day on the mountains. Have a break from your busy activity schedule & enjoy a peaceful & relaxing hot pool during the day.

SKYTREK TANDEM HANG GLIDING & PARAGLIDING

There are 6 identical private pools, each accommodating up to 4 people. Pools are constantly refreshed using an advanced purification system. Open 11am - 11pm, 7 days. Complimentary transport from town centre available. Bookings essential.

Have the flight of a lifetime with the most experienced Hang Glide and Paragliding company in NZ. Enjoy breath-taking views from Coronet Peak, the highest commercial take-off in NZ 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 minutes.

£59 1 Hour for 3 people £80 1 Hour for 4 people £93 each child £12

Tandem Paraglide - Allow 1.5 hours summer, 2 hrs winter. Max weight

1 Hour for 2 people

Candlelight Pack - Surround yourselves with twinkling stars and 40 flickering candles.

1 Hour Package

£72

Indulgence Pack - Includes 2 towels, 1 bottle of water, 2 glasses of sparkling wine, 2 tubs of ice cream, and an aromatherapy burner. 1 Hour Package

£75

130 kg. Departs: Summer - every 1.5 hrs from 9am until 7.30pm. Winter - 9am, 11am, 1pm and 2.45pm.

£156 p.p.

Tandem Hang Glide – Allow 2-3 hrs. Max weight 100kg. Departs:

Summer 9am, 12pm, 3pm & 6pm. Winter 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Please note that in winter the Hang Gliding is an aero tow flight and takes place in Glenorchy (courtesy transport available).

from £156 p.p.

Kiwi Pack - Includes 2 towels, 1 bottle of water, 2 glasses of Classic Kiwi Beer, 2 packets of crisps, and an aromatherapy burner.

1 Hour Package

£75

Pamper Pack - Includes 2 towels, 2 Phoenix organic soft drinks,

2 chocolate bars, and an aromatherapy burner.

1 Hour Package

£71

QUEENSTOWN RAFTING 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.

AJ HACKETT BUNGY NZ AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand is a leader in adventure tourism and recently celebrated our 27th Anniversary. In 1988, the World’s first commercial Bungy Jump started in Queenstown, now we operate eight diverse adventure activities throughout New Zealand.

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: Heli-Rafting is the only option during winter (Jun-Sep), departs 8am & 1pm. Drive & Raft (Summer only) £152 p.p.

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 27 years ago, the only decision you need to make is: “To touch the water or to not touch the water”. Minimum age - 10yrs AND 35kgs, max weight 235kgs.

£129 Adult £96 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. The max tandem weight is 150kgs.

Heli-Rafting (All Year)

£34 Adult £27 Child (8-14 yrs) 8 & 9 year olds must ride tandem

£225 p.p.

Kawarau River - Ideal for the first time rafters or those less

The Nevis Swing - The World’s Biggest Swing, 70m drop followed by swinging in a massive 300m arc. Solo

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. £152 p.p.

swing or maybe you would prefer to take a friend along for the ride? This is our only tandem swing option. Minimum age - 10yrs AND 35kgs, max weight 220kgs. £129 Adult £96 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 45kgs, max weight 127kgs. Allow 4 hours, located 45mins from Queenstown via 4WD private access only. £182 p.p. (13yrs & upwards) £34 p.p Spectator Transport

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.

The Ledge Bungy (47m) - Our unique Freestyle Bungy located 400m 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. Minimum age - 10yrs AND 35kgs, max weight 127kgs.

Triple Challenge - An action packed half day incorporating

£179 Adult £179 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 of a punch than meets the eye, don’t let its size fool you. Minimum age - 10yrs AND 35kgs, max weight 107kgs. £106 Adult £73 Child (10-14 yrs) Gondola ticket not included

£225 p.p.

Skippers Canyon

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.

£317 p.p. If you would rather wait to book this trip when in NZ 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 New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

QUEENSTOWN

121


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.

£167 Swinger £16 Spectactor

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.

£87 Adult £47 Child (5-14 yrs)

SHOTOVER HIGH FIVE

E

IGH FIV SHOTOVER H 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 85KPH/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.

£80 Adult £43 Child (5-15 yrs) £204 Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)

ous the fam Jet boat r e iv R r Shotove r elicopte Scenic H r e sf n Tra es Luge Rid Ride Gondola to Town

Jetboat - Helicopter - Skyline - Luge - Gondola. Begin with the Shotover Jet, the world’s most exciting jetboat ride. A spectacular scenic helicopter transfer takes you over the Shotover River before landing above Queenstown at the summit of the Skyline Gondola. No matter what time of day, the views from the Skyline Complex are absolutely stunning. Tackle 5 Skyline Luge rides before descending by Gondola back down to earth. Departs 8.30am & 2pm.

EY VE MON ME + SAWN ’S LEADING SAVE TI E QUEENSTO COMBIN

ADVENTURE

ACTIVITIES

THE HELICOPTER LINE The Remarkables Special

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. 12,000 ft £225 p.p. 15,000 ft £291 p.p.

122

QUEENSTOWN

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

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 3.30pm daily, Family special departs on request. Includes return hotel transfers. Time away approx. 17 mins. HLQ5sp

£110 p.p.

Family Special: £341

(2 adults & 2 children / Child 4-14 yrs)

£231 Adult £172 Child

(4-15 yrs)


NOMAD SAFARIS 4WD TOURS 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.

NOMAD QUAD BIKE SAFARIS Catering to all abilities, this personalised guided quad bike (4WD motorbike) adventure explores the extensive & varied trails on Queenstown Hill surrounded by spectacular scenery. Fully automatic ATV quad bikes are easy & fun to drive. Tours depart all year round come rain or shine. Includes full training from experienced guides and all safety clothing and equipment. Departs: 8.30am & 1.30pm, duration 3.5 hours. Min. age for driver is 16 years with a license.

£163 p.p.

Option A: Wakatipu Basin - Departs 8.30am & 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. £123 Adult £60 Child (4-14 yrs) Option B: Glenorchy - Departs 8.15am & 1.30pm, allow 4 1/2 hours return Queenstown. Take the road to Paradise, the location for many movies at the head of Lake Wakatipu. Gentle scenic tour with full commentary visiting filming locations from The Lord of The Rings, The Hobbit and more. £123 Adult £60 Child (4-14 yrs)

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 8.30am, 9.30am, 1.30pm & 2.30pm, duration 3 hours.

£156 Adult £90 Child (4-14 yrs) All of our tours are Qualmark EnviroGold Endorsed.

ZIPTREK ECOTOURS

THE HELICOPTER LINE QUEENSTOWN

NZ’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 10.20, 1.40, (3.20 & 5.20 seasonal) Allow 1.5-2 hours for Moa & 2.5-3 hours for Kea option plus time to ride the gondola. Moa 4 Line £90 Adult £57 Child (6-14 yrs) Kea 6 Line £123 Adult £90 Child (6-14 yrs)

Grand Circle - On this premier scenic flight enjoy the stunning beauty of the Wakatipu basin from the

mouth of the Shotover River to beyond Coronet peak. Land on The Remarkables (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. (HLQ2) £206 Adult £144 Child

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. (HLQ3)

£206 Adult £144 Child

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. (HLQ6)

£387 Adult £271 Child

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. (HLQ1B) £596 Adult £417 Child

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.

£649 Adult £454 Child 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. Exclusive Charter for up to 6 people Price on application

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.

£146 Adult £84 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.

£208 Adult £146 Child (5-15 yrs)

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

QUEENSTOWN

123


MILFORD SOUND

MILFORD & DOUBTFUL SOUNDS

DAY TOURS Milford Sound

A 2 hr - 2.5 hr cruise aboard the Milford Mariner with on-board Nature Guide (English commentary only). Designed along the lines of a traditional trading scow, this is an ideal way to explore moody, dramatic Milford Sound in a more leisurely and casual manner with smaller groups of likeminded people. 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 (MaySep) 1.35pm, returns 3.50pm (Nov-Apr). Note: 10.30am departure returns at 12.30pm May - Sep. If lunch is required it must be pre ordered*. Coach transfers available from Queenstown & Te Anau (additional cost). ex Milford From

Milford

£61 Adult £15 Child

Self Drive Milford Sound Scenic Daytime Cruise

Queenstown Walter Peak

94

Te Anau Downs

BONUS: #Real Journeys understand the importance of families & are pleased to offer children FREE during NZ School Holidays on selected tours. Conditions apply.

Self Drive Milford Sound Nature Daytime Cruises

Te Anau Caves

Te Anau

94

A 1 hour 40 min cruise of the full length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea. View majestic Mitre Peak, cascading waterfalls, hanging valleys & glaciers, sheer cliffs, rainforests and wildlife. Includes: an informative multi lingual commentary, tea/coffee. Lunch options available*. Departs: 11am returns 12.40pm or 1pm returns 2.40pm all year. Also 12 noon, 1.45pm & 3pm Nov-Apr. Duration 1 hr 40 mins.

6

Five Rivers Lumsden

11am ex Milford 1pm ex Milford

Manapouri Mossburn

Doubtful Sound 0 10 20 30km

KEY Road By Vessel

£55 Adult £15 Child £68 Adult £15 Child

Full Day Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise Sit back & enjoy the driver’s commentary as your glass roofed coach travels along the spectacular Milford Road. This journey is often described as one of the world’s most scenic drives – and rightly so! Frequent stops for photos are made along the way. On reaching Milford Sound board a luxury cruise vessel for a 2 hr - 2.5 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 8.00pm. TIP: On a perfect day consider upgrading to a 40 min scenic flight for the return journey (Queenstown only, booked on the day.) Ex Te Anau From Ex Queenstown

DOUBTFUL SOUND

Milford Sound - Fly, Scenic Cruise and Return Flight

Full Day - Doubtful Sound Excursion

Three times longer & ten times larger than Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound is known for its 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 & bush clad islands, 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 (NovApr). Coach transfers available from Te Anau & Queenstown (extra). Note: For those requiring a picnic lunch, it must be prebooked. Ex Manapouri from

£172 Adult £43 Child

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. Picnic Lunch

£12 p.p. (Must be preordered) *No power station visit

124

QUEENSTOWN

£106 Adult £53 Child £126 Adult £63 Child

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

For awe inspiring views of the fiord, mountains, glaciers, rivers, lakes & 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 & 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, 12noon 16 Apr-Sep) Note: Flights operate subject to weather.

£303 Adult £198 Child


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 28 private cabins with ensuite bathrooms, (18 cabins with 2 single beds & 10 cabins with 1 double bed plus 2 family rooms with 2 sets of bunks). 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 craft. Includes a 3 course buffet dinner & full 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#

Jan - Mar 17

Apr 20 May 17

Oct - Dec 17 Jan - Mar 18

Twin Share

Twin Share

Twin Share

Twin Share

£305 £351 £401

£204 £237 £272

£300 £348 £399

£314 £362 £413

MILFORD & DOUBTFUL SOUNDS

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 NZ 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

Departs Day 1

Jan - Mar 17

Returns Day 2

Milford / Milford

4.30pm

9.15am

Te Anau / Te Anau

12.45pm

12.30pm

Queenstown / Queenstown

8.30am

3.30pm#

Nov -Dec 17

Twin Share

Quad Share

Twin Share

Quad Share

£255 £301 £351

£222 £268 £317

£249 £297 £348

£215 £262 £313

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 staysail

schooner, reflects Fiordland’s heritage. Sleeping 70 guests in 18 cabins with either twin single beds or one double bed with ensuite bathroom, plus 9 quad share bunk style compartments with shared bathroom facilities. The vessel has 3 spacious decks ideal for viewing the wilderness scenery, fur seals, dolphins & in season, rare penguins. Activities include kayaking & excursions in the tender craft to explore the coastline. Includes a 3 course buffet dinner & full buffet breakfast. It is recommended that guests order a boxed picnic lunch for day 1 or take their own. Picnic lunches must be prebooked. Note: The overnight cruise does not include a visit to the Manapouri Underground Power Station.

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 Sound Anita Bay

Underwater Harrison Cove Observatory Bowen Falls

Milford Mitre Peak 1683m 0

3km

Is Doubtful NeeSecretary Island Sound Febrero Pt

Milford Track

Bradshaw Sound Malaspina Reach

Lake Te Anau

Ke

ple

Mt Soaker

Mt Luxmore

rM

ou

First Arm

Dagg Sound

Crooked Commander Peak

N

0

10km

Hall Arm

Deep Cove

North Arm

nta

Cathedral Peaks

West Arm Underground Power Station South Arm Wilmot Pass

ins

Te Anau

Wa iau R

Stirling Falls

N

Mt Pembroke 2015m

Lake Manapou

Hope Arm

Manapouri

Fiordland Navigator Per Adult

Timetable Departs Day 1

Returns Day 2

Ex Manapouri

12.30pm 11.45am

Ex Te Anau

11.30am 12.45pm

Ex Queenstown

8.30am

3.30pm

Nov - Dec 16

Jan - Mar 17

Twin

Twin

Quad

Quad

Apr - 20 May 17 Twin

Quad

Oct 17 Twin

Quad

£420 £263 £440 £283 £295 £184 £303 £190 £427 £270 £447 £290 £301 £191 £311 £196 £460 £303 £480 £323 £334 £224 £344 £231

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

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

QUEENSTOWN

125


FIORDLAND,

SOUTHLAND & STEWART ISLAND

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 OTHER DISTANCES: Invercargill to Christchurch 580 kms, 8 hrs 15 mins Invercargill to Dunedin (most direct) 217 kms, 3 hrs (via the Southern Scenic Route) 282 kms, 5 hrs 20 mins

SPECIAL EVENTS: 24-27 Nov 2016 – Burt Monro Challenge 3 Dec 2016 – Kepler Challenge Mar 2017 – Hokonui Moonshiners Festival May 2017 – 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.

HOME OF THE ICONS Tucked away at the bottom, Fiordland is home to many of NZ’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.

Haast

Big Bay

Tekapo

Lake Wanaka

Lake Hawea Omarama

Wanaka

Milford Sound

Lake Wakatipu Fiordland National Park Doubtful Sound

Manapouri

Dagg Sound Breaksea Sound

Tuatapere

Dusky Sound

Clyde

Cromwell

Ranfurly

Alexandra

Te Anau

Mossburn

Clifden

Resolution I.

Otematata Lake Dunstan

Queenstown

Winton

Pukerangi Roxburgh Lumsden

Dunedin

Riversdale

Milton

Gore

Riverton

Mataura

Edendale Te Waewae Bay

Balclutha

Catlins Forest Park

Invercargill Fortrose

Stewart Island

Owaka Papatowai

Waikawa

Halfmoon Bay

South Cape

Milford Sounds. Photo Credit: Real Journeys

Anchorage Motel

TE ANAU

Motel

TE ANAU

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.

Per Room Studio 1 Bedroom (1-3) 2 Bedroom (1-4) NOTE: Surcharge applies for spa bath units.

126

Extra person

Nov 16 - Apr 17

May - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£92 £125 £150 £17

£83 £125 £150 £17

£98 £133 £159 £18

FIORDLAND, SOUTHLAND & STEWART ISLAND

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Bella Vista

Self Cont.

Located in a quiet location adjacent to a park, nearly lake & town centre. Kitchenettes in King Rooms & 1 bedrooms. All rooms have free unlimited wifi, Sky Digital TV, toaster, microwave and Tea/coffee making facilities. Guest laundry & free off-street parking. An ideal base to explore Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound and more.

Per Room Compact Studio Standard Studio King Studio Room 1 Bedroom

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£116 £133 £141 £149

£88 £99 £108 £121

£123 £137 £146 £157


TE ANAU

Village Inn

Hotel / Self Cont.

Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

TE ANAU

Per Room

Nov 16 - Apr 17 May - Sep 17 Oct 17 - Mar 18

£100 £113 £137

Standard Room Superior Room Superior Kitchen Room

TE ANAU

£93 £104 £123

Distinction Luxmore Hotel

Per Room

£106 £125 £145

Hotel

Twin/Double Extra Person

TE ANAU

Standard Superior Deluxe BONUS: FREE unlimited Wifi.

TE ANAU

Extra Person

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£120 £141 £150 £32

£91 £103 £112 £32

£133 £153 £158 £32

Radfords on the Lake

Self Cont..

Per Room

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-4)

TE ANAU

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£248 £261 £432

£211 £228 £358

£290 £298 £480

Fiordland Lodge

Luxury

Per Room Double/Twin Lakeview Garden Villa Hotel Suite

BONUS: Includes full breakfast & 4 course dinner.

MILFORD SOUND

Lodge Room DBB Exec Suite DBB

£675 £940

£543 £807

Milford Sound Lodge

Per Room Cabin (2) DBB BONUS: Includes full breakfast & 4 course dinner.

INVERCARGILL

Extra Adult DBB Extra Child DBB

Per Room

1 Bedroom

£702 £966

Mountain View Chalet DBB Premium Riverside Chalet DBB 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.

Nov 16 - Sep 17

Oct 16 - Sep 18

£89 £348 £383

£366 £399

£125 £30

Hotel

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£189 £206 £278 £278

£108 £129 £231 £244

£178 £195 £257 £231

Luxury.

Nov 16 - 15 Apr 17 16 Apr - May 17

£543 £199 £166

£477 £199 £166

Sep 17 - Oct 18

£569 £212 £179

Balmoral Lodge Motel

Per Room

2 Bedroom (1-4) Extra Person

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.

Lodge Room

£77 £30

Self Cont.

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.

Sep 17 - Oct 18

Self Cont.

£116 £29

Complementing the Fiordland Lodge’s guest rooms are two traditionally built log cabins, featuring recycled native NZ 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. Incl. a gourmet breakfast & dinner in the main lodge.

Studio Nov 16 - 15 Apr 17 16 Apr - May 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Fiordland Lodge Log Cabins

TE ANAU

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

Apr - Sep 17

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.

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 were awarded “NZ AA Supreme Host of the Year 2013”. 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..

Studio

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

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 marking facilities and off street parking. Good local knowledge is offered by the staff and a courtesy coach is available.

Per Room

Hotel

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.

5 mins walk to the town centre & beautiful Lake Te Anau. Behind the unique shop front and business facades which form “The Village”, are luxury hotel rooms and self contained units. On site restaurant & bar with massive stone fireplace, perfect to relax by at the end of the day. Guest laundry & room service available.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Nov 16 - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£107 £125 £150 £17

£114 £133 £159 £18

Stewart Island Lodge Enjoy true southern style at its best in the 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 a private guest lounge & includes a continental breakfast. Transfers from the ferry terminal or airport are also included.

Per Room Double/Twin B&B

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£156

£156

£161

FIORDLAND, SOUTHLAND & STEWART ISLAND

127


LUXMORE JET 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. £80 Adult £40 Child (5-15 yrs)

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 accomm. transfers. Guests to bring their own lunch & drink.

WESTRAY ADVENTURES FIORDLAND Come and ride with us at Westray Adventures. We are located near the lakeside township of Te Anau, and can offer stunning 360 degree panoramic views over the lake and mountain ranges of the world renowned Fiordland World Heritage Park. Take a tour through our working farm and say hello to our horses, sheep and cattle. We operate all year round, may the sun be shining or the hills glistening in snow. Take a relaxed horse ride. Beginners as well as experienced riders are welcome - our horses are calm and will look after you, so you can enjoy the trek from start to finish. We will stop for light refreshments at the highest point. Enjoy a thrilling quad bike adventure (MUST BE +16y). 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 Departure time: (horses) 9am, 1pm & 4:30pm. (quads) 10am & 2pm Including: 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) Horse Trek

£80 p.p.

Quad Bike

£80 p.p.

£112 p.p.

TE ANAU GLOWWORM CAVES EXCURSION Experience a mysterious underground world of waterfalls and incredible rock formations before drifting in silent darkness beneath glittering glowworms. Cruise to the western shores of Lake Te Anau before disembarking at Cavern House ready for this underground experience. 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 caves, 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. Ex Te Anau

£54 Adult £15 Child (5-14 yrs)

MILFORD MUST DO This is as 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 enroute 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 beneath the majestic mountains. Bring your own lunch or preorder (NZ$17). On the journey home there is time for scenic stops, short walks, good NZ 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 (September to May). Min. age 16 yrs. Note: Overnight option available on Doubtful Sound.

£123 p.p.

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 NZ 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. £118 Adult £63 Child (5-15 yrs) £17 Infant

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.

Operated by Trips & Tramps

Season runs from Oct - May

128

FIORDLAND, SOUTHLAND & STEWART ISLAND

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Half Day Charters for up to 4 people £394 per trip Up to 2 extra people £50 p.p. includes Morning or Afternoon Tea with homemade baking Full Day Charters for up to 4 people £791 per trip Up to 2 extra people £100 p.p. includes choice of Riverside BBQ with Fiordland crayfish and venison or Gourmet Picnic Lunch


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

3 Day/3 night Guided Walk Multi Share Private

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. We have planned our Discovery Expedition activities to suit all levels of fitness and there really is something for everyone.

£1,088 p.p. £1,221 p.p.

All Discovery Expeditions have specialist on-board Nature Guides who are experts in Southern New Zealand. They’ll provide informative commentary, point out wildlife and guide walks and activities. Just because you’re escaping civilisation doesn’t mean you have to go without its comforts. Our vessel, the Milford Wanderer, is a modern motorised vessel that has been purpose 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 our onboard chef. The galley is well provisioned and all meals are catered; including morning and afternoon teas. With sumptuous meals and an attentive crew, all your needs are looked after against an awe-inspiring backdrop. 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

£1,588 p.p. twin share £1,912 p.p. twin share £1,422 p.p. twin share

HUMP RIDGE JET Come & discover NZ’s last frontier, the South of Fiordland National Park. Home to NZ’s deepest lake & steepest (boatable) river, the Wairaurahiri (betcha can’t pronounce that!) plus truly awesome scenery. This is undoubtedly NZ’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 NZ to lose the sun each day. There is time to take a nature walk along the beach and into NZ’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

£153 Adult £77 Child (under 12 yrs) BBQ Lunch £20 Per Person

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. One way £51 Adult £26 Child

Village & Bays Tour

Explore Oban and the surrounding bays aboard a modern mini-bus. Gain an entertaining insight into the community, history and environment of Stewart Island with plenty of time available for photo stops and short walks. Duration 90 minutes. Departs 11am & 1pm all year, plus 4pm during Nov - Apr.

STEWART ISLAND FLIGHTS 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. One way

£32 Adult £15 Child

Paterson Inlet Cruise & Ulva Island Tour

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

£65 Adult £15 Child Cruise Incl. picnic lunch £77 Adult £27 Child Cruise only

£82 Adult £55 Child

Return

£142 Adult £89 Child

(under 4 years free)

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.

£184 Adult £116 Child 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.

£194 Adult £112 Child Other options available including the Coast to Coast which includes a 4 hour walk, rates & details on application.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

FIORDLAND, SOUTHLAND & STEWART ISLAND

129


DUNEDIN EDINBURGH OF THE SOUTH

An endearing city of classical architecture and Scottish charm, Dunedin prides itself on being New Zealand’s centre for learning, heritage, arts & culture. It is also the commercial hub of the Otago region and the gateway to the diverse wildlife of the Otago Peninsula.

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: July 2017 − Dunedin Chocolate Carnival Mar 2017 – Dunedin Fringe Festival Jul 2017 – Puaka Matariki Festival 13 Jun 2017 − Lions v Highlanders

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, NZ 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 & 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. » Built in 1906, the Dunedin Railway station with its fine Edwardian architecture is one of the world’s most photographed stations. » Jacobean style Olveston House. » Built in 1871, Larnach Castle on the Otago Peninsula has a fascinating history & is NZ’s only castle. » University of Otago buildings. Otago University, Dunedin Credit: David Wall

1

DUNEDIN

Cable Court Motel

Self Cont.

2

DUNEDIN

Per Room Studio 1 Bedroom (1-3) Extra Person

130

DUNEDIN

Nov 16 - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£107 £125 £17

£114 £133 £18

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin

Hotel

Close to local attractions including wildlife sightseeing departure point. Comprising 55 rooms, all rooms overlook the central city. Recently refurbished bathrooms. Rooms include Sky TV, high-speed broadband/Internet access, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities and minibar. Hotel facilities include a restaurant & bar, guest laundry, 24 hour room service and free off-street car parking

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 Discounts may be available, enquire for details.

Double/Twin Extra Person

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£112 £29

£77 £30

£125 £30


Commodore Motel

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£112 £145 £124 £178

£116 £149 £128 £187

RT H NO

ST

UA

A HG

DUNEDIN

Distinction Dunedin Hotel

Hotel

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£159 £193 £210 £236

£142 £176 £194 £219

£178 £195 £232 £261

Studio One Bedroom Suite Family Suite (1-4) BONUS: FREE unlimited Wifi.

7

DUNEDIN

2 Bedroom Suite (1-4)

858 George Street

Self Cont.

RAY

Nov 16 - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Sep 18

£107 £120 £205

£108 £120 £205

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-4)

9

DUNEDIN

Larnach Castle & Lodge

Lodge Room B&B Dinner available must be pre-booked by 5pm.

Extra Person B&B

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.

NTH

ST

A GON STU ART S T

ST

DUNEDIN

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£192 £60

£199 £67

D LL

OR

E ST RD S T CUM BER LAN D

Otago Harbour

To Larnach Castle

Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Hotel

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, mini-bar & high speed internet access. 24 hr reception, room service, guest laundry, gym, restaurant & bar. Off street parking.

Per Room Superior BONUS: FREE Wifi.

8

DUNEDIN

Extra Person

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£157 £34

£134 £34

£164 £34

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Hotel

This is Dunedin city’s premier hotel, home to The Dunedin Casino and featuring 2 restaurants, cafe 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 Superior Executive Suite

Nov 16 - Sep 17

9 10

PRIN C

WFO

CRA

6

BONUS: FREE Wifi.

Hosted

K ST

ST

Junior Suite

Lodge accommodation is a recreation of a colonial farm building, set in the grounds of Larnach Castle’s garden of International significance. 20 minutes from Dunedin. Twelve individually decorated rooms, all with dramatic sea facing views. Package includes breakfast and entrance to castle. Dinner is available in the Castle dining room. Close to Peninsula wildlife attractions.

Per Room

VER

ATE DOWLIN6 G ST ONG CAN RATT TE RAY NGA O N CA 8 5 ST JETT H Y ST HIG ST ST D H OR F F HIG T STA LS ROL CAR PL R O N MA

This architectural award winning property features 13 luxury studio, family & 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.

Per Room

ET

ST L ANDREW KP S YOR Y 2 MORA PL 4

RATT

Located 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.

Per Room

STRE

F ST

5

NY

WHAR

2 Bedroom Apartment (1-4)

ALBA

ERIC

HAN

ST

ON

£120 £137 £253

ON

D LON

INGT

£166 £133 £249

1 Bedroom Apartment

ST

BURL OCT AY MOR

Apr 17 - Mar 18

Studio

AVID

FRED

ST ART STU

Nov 16 - Mar 17

RT

D

Self Cont.

Close to University, shopping precinct, cafes, and bars. Opened July 2007 and features stylish furnishings, SKY TV, kitchenettes in studios and 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.

Per Room

ST D

UNIO

OB E

Quest Dunedin

YR CIT

HIG

DUNEDIN

1

N ST

TE

4

3 HOW E ST

1

ST

2 Bedroom (1-2)

RS

PO RT

Corporate Suite

7

IVE

PITT

BONUS: All guests receive FREE internet during their stay

DR

GEO RG E GREA ST T CUM KING B ERLA CAS ST T N LE S D ST UR T A NS N ZA C AV WA EN RD UE ST

1 Bedroom

9

Dunedin City

MA SB

Studio

ATE

HIGHG

GEO RG E ST GREA CUM T KIN BER G ST LAN D ST

Nov 16 - Sep 17

BALMACEWEN RD

HIGHG

Per Room

RD

Self Cont.

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 selfcontained. 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.

TH O

DUNEDIN

ATE

3

10

DUNEDIN

Extra Person

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£157 £259 £309 £34

£134 £195 £267 £34

£164 £267 £319 £34

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

Nov 16 - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£311

£338

Lodge Room Double B&B

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

DUNEDIN

131


TAIERI GORGE RAILWAY & SEASIDER (OPERATED BY DUNEDIN RAILWAYS) 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 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. AM PM

£66 Adult £19 Child Pukerangi £61 Adult £19 Child Pukerangi

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 minutes highlights tour to Waitati. This operates frequently throughout the summer months. This is a must-do rail trip in New Zealand! Track & Trail - The journey between Dunedin and Queenstown

or Wanaka by using the Taieri Gorge Railway, one of New Zealand’s best loved train trips followed by a coach tour through the stunning Maniototo and onto the destination is a must do experience. This is an essential tour option for passengers on tight schedules, who would like to ride this spectacular train and who are travelling between Dunedin and Queenstown or Wanaka. This magnificent country side is rarely seen as it is off the beaten track and will be a highlight in any itinerary. Track & Trail

£129 Adult £90 Child

LARNACH CASTLE & GARDENS 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.

£20 Adult £7 Child (5-14 yrs) 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.

£43 Adult £26 Child (5-14 yrs)

(Child 1-17yrs)

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.

£33 Adult £14 Child (5 -15 yrs) T2 - Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour - Cruise one way along NZ’s most picturesque harbour and see 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. AprSept: 1pm to 6pm (cruise both ways).

£58 Adult £22 Child (5 -15 yrs) T2P with Penguin Place - add a trip to Penguin

Place conservation reserve to your Tour 2! Discover why Yellow-eyed Penguins are the world’s most endangered and maybe photograph them up close. Oct-Mar: 8.30am to 2pm or 1.30pm to 7pm. Apr-Sept: 1pm to 6pm.

£92 Adult £35 Child (5 -15 yrs)

132

DUNEDIN

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).

£84 Adult £41 Child (5 -15 yrs) 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.

ROYAL ALBATROSS CENTRE Your only chance to see the world’s only mainland Royal Albatross breeding Colony. See the albatross throughout their breeding cycle from nesting, guarding and feeding huge chicks. Be awed by their 3 metre wingspan when they fly overhead. Just a short drive from Dunedin. Open 364 days. Guided tours leave each half hour in summer and each hour in winter. Reservations recommended.

Unique Taiaroa – The ultimate tour combining the Albatross 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.

£37 Adult £14 Child £80 Family

(2 adults & up to 3 children)

Albatross Classic – Enjoy an intimate insight into the

Oct-Mar: 10.30am to 7pm. Apr-Sept: 10.30am to 6pm, no harbour cruise (bus both ways).

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.

£156 Adult £78 Child (5 -15 yrs)

£34 Adult £10 Child £67 Family

T3L with Larnach Castle - Enjoy all the features

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.

of the T3 tour plus a guided tour of Larnach Castle. Oct-Mar: 9am-7pm. Apr-Sept: 9am-6pm.

£180 Adult £90 Child (5 -15 yrs) 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).

£136 Adult £106 Child (5 -15 yrs)

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

£17 Adult £7Child £34 Family 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.

£20 Adult £7 Child £47 Family


TRAIL JOURNEYS - RAIL TRAIL 1 Day “Taste the Trail” Otago Central Railtrail Independent Cycle Tour

SPEIGHT’S BREWERY TOURS Dunedin is home to Speight’s Brewery, New Zealand’s most popular beer. You will enjoy a tour through the historic Brewery where you learn about our significant history since our inception in 1876. On the tour you will learn our Brewing process and discover how Speight’s became a legend in the south. The Brewery has recently been upgraded and on your visit you will be taken from the old part of the Brewery before seeing the new Brew House giving you a chance to enjoy a great mix of the old and the new. No tour would be complete without sampling the product. Welcome to the Brewery Bar where you can enjoy an appreciation session of 6 Speight’s beers fresh from the tap. Before you leave pop in to the Speight’s Brewery shop which is open to the public. There is a range of gear available whether you are after something for yourself or a gift for someone else. Tour times: Bookings essential! Summer Tours (Oct Mar) 12noon, 2pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm & 7pm. Winter Tours (Apr -Sep) 12noon, 2pm, 4pm & 6pm. (May - Aug) 12noon, 2pm & 4pm. Speight’s Brewery Tours Shop: Open daily 9.30am to 5pm and until 7pm in summer. Tour Only

This independent tour takes you to the spectacular Otago Central Railtrail where, after leaving Dunedin you travel to the unique Maniototo district where 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. Amongst many other highlights, you will pass over the Viaduct and through the Tunnel at Prices Creek. You finish the cycling leg of your day at the Historic Hyde Hotel, where there is a superb character café and bar available for you to sit and reflect on your journey. We will then pick you up by bus & take you to Pukerangi & meet the fantastic Taieri Gorge Tourist Train for the 2 hour journey back to Dunedin. Ideal for all ages and experience, this package includes snacks for on the trail & a packaged lunch. Available Monday - Thursday & Saturdays (October to May).

£182 p.p.

£20 Adult £9 Child (5-17 yrs) £40 Family (2 adults & up to 4 children) 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. Tour & Lunch Tour & Dinner

£40 p.p. £45 p.p. 5 Day/4 Night Independent Rail Trail package This independent cycle adventure is a 5 day/4 night tour leaving from Dunedin & finishing in Queenstown. Cycle 3.5 to 4.5hrs 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 side trip to the historic township of Naseby to go curling which is always a bit of a laugh and great fun. Includes: Cycle equipment which includes bicycle, helmet, repair kit, panniers, odometer and trail documentation; Luggage transfers; Ensuite or private bathroom accommodation incld breakfast; Rental car at Wedderburn for 24hrs and Curling in Naseby for 1.5 hours (fuel is clients responsibility); 2 Hour cruise with Clutha River Cruises; Transport: Pukerangi to Middlemarch depot & Clyde to Queenstown (including hotel drop off) Taieri Gorge Train from Dunedin to Pukerangi (clients to make own way to train station)

£754 p.p.

CADBURY WORLD - CHOCOLATE TOUR AND CAFÉ Cadbury World Dunedin-where chocolate comes 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 fall (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 9am-3pm and takes approximately 1 hour (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 , after all where better to get a hot chocolate from than a chocolate factory. Choc a block with fun a visit to Cadbury World is a must do while in Dunedin.

£15 Adult £11 Child £37 Family

OLVESTON HISTORIC HOME For lovers of fine art, culture, music, literature and social history; ‘Olveston Historic Home’ authentically recalls the style, grace and grandeur of opulent Edwardian era. Olveston is a time capsule as little has changed inside the house since it was occupied as a family home from 1906 until 1966. Authentically furnished with the all the original fixtures and fittings, decorative details and furnishings. Entry inside Olveston is by guided tour only. 1 hour tours commence daily at: 9.30am, 10.45am, 12noon, 1.30pm, 2.45pm & 4pm. Olveston is open 7-days (excluding Christmas Day).

£14 Adult £8 Child

(5-17 yrs)

Guided Tour £19 p.p.

(Family - 2 adults and up to 4 children)

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

DUNEDIN

133


MOUNT COOK, LAKE TEKAPO & MACKENZIE REGION

FACT FILE DRIVING DISTANCES: CHRISTCHURCH TO: Lake Tekapo 225 kms, 3 hrs 15 mins Timaru 163 kms, 2 hrs Mount Cook 330 kms, 4 hrs 45 mins MOUNT COOK TO: Lake Tekapo 99 kms, 1 hr 15 mins Queenstown 263 kms, 3 hrs 45 mins OTHER DISTANCES: Timaru to Oamaru 86kms, 1 hr Oamaru to Twizel 145 kms 1hr 40 mins Twizel to Lake Tekapo 60kms 40 mins

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS: » 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 NZ’s highest peak, there are a further 140 peaks above 2,100m & 72 named glaciers including the 29 km mighty Tasman Glacier. » Lake Tekapo is famous for its brilliant turquoise colour due to the ‘rock flour’ suspended in the glacial melt waters. It is also becoming the first Starlight Heritage Reserve in the world. » The much photographed tiny Church ofKaramea the Good Victoria Shepherd on the edge of Lake Tekapo is definitely Forest Park worth a visit. Paparoa

Nelson

National Park

Lake Grassmer » The Aoraki Mackenzie region isWestport now officially the “Aoraki Murchison Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve”. Currently W only 5 International Dark Sky Reserves inReefton the world, National &Nelson Lakes Park Punakaiki Aoraki Mackenzie has a “gold status” rating (some only Hanmer Forest Park have silver). The reserve covers a large area of night sky Hanmer Kaik Greymouth Springs including Aoraki Mt Cook & Tekapo. Lake Brunner Lake Sumner Forest Park

Kumara

Hokitika

Waiau

Ross

Hurunui Rive Craigieburn Forest Park Mt Hutt

Fanz Josef Glacier Fox Glacier

Pegasus Bay

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

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. from

£16 Adult £8 Child (Child 5-17 yrs)

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.

from

134

MOUNT COOK, LAKE TEKAPO & MACKENZIE REGION

£9 Adult £5 Child (Child 5-17 yrs)

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Palmerston Otago Peninsula

Canterbury Bight

Kaiapoi

Lyttelton Banks Peninsula Akaroa


Highfield Mews

OAMARU

Self Cont.

Quiet, executive accomm. in a village-like setting, in the heart of town. Easy walking distance to cafes, shops & the historic precinct. Each luxurious suite features a 37”or 42” flat screen TV, double spa bath or shower, kitchen, king or queen beds, free Broadband, SKY TV, CD/ DVD player. Free DVD library, guest laundry & off street parking.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Apr 17

May - Aug 17

Sep 17 - Mar 18

£145 £137 £158

£125 £120 £133

£145 £137 £158

Superior 1 Bedroom Executive Studio Executive 1 Bedroom

Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo Credit: Sergio Del Rosso

TIMARU

Bay City Motor Lodge

Hotel / Self Cont.

Aoraki Mt Cook Alpine Lodge

MT COOK

Per Room Studio Extra Person

MT COOK

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£125 £28

£118 £28

£139 £29

Mt Cook Lodge & Motels

Self Cont.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£93 £113 £143 £169

£99 £119 £153 £180

Lodge Private Unit Motel Studio Motel Family

TWIZEL

MacKenzie Country Hotel

Hotel

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£117 £132 £34

£100 £115 £34

£129 £143 £34

Superior Room Deluxe Extra Person

LAKE TEKAPO

The Chalet Boutique Motel

Self Cont.

Garden view (2) from Lakeview (2) from 2 Bedroom (2) from Surcharge applies for 1 night stays

Extra Person

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.

May Sep 17

Oct 17 Mar 18

Double/Twin with View

£119 £165 £159

£106 £125 £125

£131 £182 £174

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.

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£165 £298 £320 £379

£140 £236 £180 £242

£160 £265 £289 £350

Standard View Superior Premium Premium Plus

LAKE TEKAPO

Lake Tekapo Village Motel

Self Cont.

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

Nov 16 - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

Studio Unit

£125 £144 £158 £17

£133 £153 £166 £17

Family Unit (2) Executive Family Spa (2) B&B packages are available.

LAKE TEKAPO

Extra person

Peppers Bluewater Resort

Hotel / Self Cont.

Designed to reflect the essence of the Mackenzie Basin & with Peppers’ exceptional facilities & services, the 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 décor inspired by lake & earth tones. Rakinui Restaurant serves local NZ specialities in a delightful setting with breathtaking lake views.

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.

Per Room

Nov 16 Apr 17

Family Bunk Room (1-4)

In the heart of the stunning Mackenzie Basin, gateway to Aoraki National Park, Mt Cook & the amazing lakes. The Mackenzie Country Hotel welcomes you & encourages you to relax & enjoy their spacious rooms, fully licensed restaurant & bar. With open fires in the winter & expansive lawns & courtyard in summer - a perfect & affordable option to explore.

Per Room

Per Room

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.

Lodge Double Room

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.

Oct 16 - Sep 17

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Per Room

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Oct 17 - Mar 18

£145 £158 £187 £25

£160 £173 £205 £28

Hotel Room

£112 £193 £236 £298

£90 £171 £214 £276

£124 £211 £280 £357

1 Bedroom Villa 2 Bedroom Villa (1-4) Surcharges apply for lakeview units.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

3 Bedroom Villa (1-6)

MOUNT COOK, LAKE TEKAPO & MACKENZIE REGION

135


EARTH & SKY TOURS

MOUNT COOK GLACIER EXPLORERS

Mt John Twilight & Night Tour – Join us for our famous My 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. £98 Adult £55 Child (8-16 yrs)

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 300500 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.

£103 Adult £52 Child (4-14 yrs)

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.

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.

£62 Adult £36 Child (8-16 yrs)

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 degrees, or choose to sit back and relax in the steam and sauna facility.

Day Spa - With a fully equipped day spa onsite, offering a variety of luxurious treatments, this is an outstanding opportunity to take your relaxation to the next level! Activities - To pump up the adrenalin and enjoy some fun filled excitement you could go skating on the international size ice rink which is open mid-April to mid-September 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. To u r s d e p a r t 9 a m , 1 0 . 3 0 a m , 12.30pm, 2.30pm & 4pm daily year round. 90 minute duration, departing from and returning to The Hermitage Hotel.

£53 Adult £27 Child

136

MOUNT COOK, LAKE TEKAPO & MACKENZIE REGION

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.

Adult Child Family

Hot Pools

Ice-skating

Trippo waterslide

Tubing

£17 £10 £56

£12 £9 £45

£17 £13 £65

£17 £13 £65

Ages: Under 3 free / Child 3 – 15 yrs / Adult 16+ yrs

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling


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-the-art 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 109). Open daily 7.30am – 8.30pm (times may change seasonally) Big Sky Stargazing Explorer Pass

HOT TUBS OMARAMA Relax in your own private hot or cool tub... Soak your soul... and unwind in summer or winter, by day or night. Hot Tubs Omarama is a real oasis set on the edge of the Mackenzie Basin under the big Mackenzie sky. The unique landscaping gives complete privacy and stunning views across the pond to the mountains. Adjust the temperature to your comfort, sit back to relax and enjoy watching the birds on the pond and the gliders surfing the wind currents. The tubs are self-contained and include a changing room and shower. The tubs are cleaned & re-filled after each use with fresh mountain water - no chemicals are added. Open 10am-10pm daily, all year round. There are 8 Private Hot Tubs, 2 Private Wellness Pods (hot tub and sauna) and a Public Sauna with a cold dip pool.

£47 Adult £24 Child (Child 4-14 yrs) £14 Adult £7 Child (Child 4-14 yrs)

£45 £39 p.p. £31 p.p.

Private Hot/Cool Tub - 1 ½ hrs - 1 person Private Hot/Cool Tub - 1 ½ hrs - 2 people Private Hot/Cool Tub - 1 ½ hrs - 4+ people

(Unlimited access over a 24hr period to Theatre, Planetarium & Museum)

MOUNT COOK/TWIZEL REGION - 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:

AIR SAFARIS

Mt Cook - Mountains High with Snow Landing

- Approx. 45 min. away. Our premier flight over vast snowfields, glaciers & a spectacular view of New Zealand’s highest peak Aoraki/Mount Cook. Land high above the glaciers & stand in snow high in the mountains. Traverse the Southern Alps, to view the mighty Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers.

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 flightseeing 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 77), flight time approx. 50 min. ANZCRO highly recommended.

£245 Adult £166 Child (3-13 yrs) 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. Milford Sound Direct

£493 Adult £328 Child (3-13 yrs)

Milford, Mt Cook & Glaciers

£559 Adult £371 Child (3-13 yrs)

HLC2

£298 Adult £209 Child

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. HLC5

£159 Adult £112 Child

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. HLT2

£239 Adult £167 Child

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. HLT3 £506 Adult £355 Child (4-14 yrs)

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 out 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 9.00am, 11.30am & 2.00pm daily. Moderate fitness is required. Allow 3 hours.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

£374 p.p.

MOUNT COOK, LAKE TEKAPO & MACKENZIE REGION

137


GUIDED WALKS OF FIORDLAND A LITTLE PREPARATION WILL ENSURE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME!

Whilst not extreme, many people consider the Hollyford, Milford and 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.

138

GUIDED WALKS OF FIORDLAND

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling


HOLLYFORD TRACK GUIDED WALK

Pre-departure briefing is at 5.30pm (essential to attend)

Day 1:

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.

Day 3:

Ran

ge

Road End

Bry

nei

ra

Little Home Falls

Ala

ba

ste

r

Pyke River Lodge

Upper Hollyford River

Sunshine Hut Mt Madeline (2537) Mt Tutoko (2746)

Pyke River

La

ke

Barrington Falls

ers

e

ng

Ra

ipp

Day Prior:

Day 2:

Hollyford Track

Darran Mts

Located in the magnificent Fiordland National Park, the dramatic Hollyford Valley is New Zealand’s wilderness at its most undisturbed & inspiring. Geologically spectacular & ever changing, your Hollyford Track experience is one of snow-capped mountains, ancient rainforests, pristine rivers & lakes, cascading waterfalls, remote sand dunes & pounding surf. The sheer diversity of vegetation & wildlife in this one valley is truly unparalleled. Your expert guide will bring to life captivating stories of the original Maori & 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.

Sk

Begin your day with a short walk to Lake Alabaster. Cross Fiordland’s longest swing bridge and then enjoy a captivating Jet Boat journey down the Hollyford River and across Lake McKerrow to the historic site of Jamestown. Walk through the ancient Podocarp forest with huge Rimu, Totara and Kahikatea trees wrapped in massive Rata vines. Then visit the fur seal colony at Long Reef on the wild West Coast. Spend the night at Martins Bay Lodge. Walking Distance: Approx. 15kms (9miles) 4-5 hours of walking out and about for up to 10 hours! Travel by Jet Boat to the beach and explore the seven kilometre Martins Bay Beach. Later enjoy a scenic helicopter flight from remote Martin’s Bay, flying over pristine rivers, dramatic alpine vistas and glacial formations, thundering waterfalls, wild coastline and down the length of majestic Milford Sound, landing at Milford Airport to board your coach for your return journey to Queenstown or Te Anau. Arrive back in Te Anau by 4.30pm and Queenstown by approx 7pm. Walking Distance: Approx. 8.5kms (5 miles) 3-5 hours of walking. Includes: • 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

Jamestown Martins Bay Lodge

May H

ills

Lower Hollyford River Lagoon

Martins Bay Long Reef

Marina Bay

To Milford Sound

FAQ’s Frequently asked questions Fitness: As a valley walk this is an achievable walk for all ages (8+) but we do recommend a daily walking regime several months prior to travel as you do need to be comfortable with walking 19.5kms.. You only carry your pack on day 1. On days 2 & 3 it is transported for you so all you carry is a day pack. Accommodation: Well appointed lodges with dining & lounge areas, open fires & drying rooms. Shared bathrooms with flush toilets & showers. Towels, shampoo, soap, hairdryers provided. Bedrooms are twin share with linen, duvets & hot water bottles provided. Generator power is available till 10pm. Meals: 3 course evening meal prepared by your lodge hosts, full breakfast and wilderness lunches ANZCRO will provide you with a full Gear List & all important notes prior to departure.

Hollyford Track Departure Dates 2016/17 Season Oct 2016

23

25

27

29

31

Nov 2016

2

4

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

22

24

26

28

30

Dec 2016

2

4

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

22

25

27

29

31

Jan 2017

2

4

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

22

24

26

28

30

Feb 2017

1

3

5

7

9

11

13

15

17

19

21

23

25

27

Mar 2017

1

3

5

7

9

11

13

15

17

19

21

23

25

27

Apr 2017

2

4

6

8

10* 12* 14* 16* 18* 20* 22* 24*

* From 10th April trips ONLY depart Te Anau

3 Day Fly Out 29

31

Adult Child (8-14 yrs)

23 Oct - 22 Dec 16

23 Dec 16 - 8 Apr 17

10 - 24 Apr 17

£1,188

£1,353

£1,188

£923

£1,088

£923

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

GUIDED WALKS OF FIORDLAND

139


Giants Gate Falls

Ocean Peak Corner

5 DAY MILFORD TRACK GUIDED WALK

3 DAY ROUTEBURN TRACK GUIDED WALK

Described as the ‘Finest Walk in the World’, this 53km guided trek is New Zealand’s most famous. The memories will last a lifetime and the sense of achievement is awesome!

A 3 day alpine adventure through World Heritage Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks. We challenge you not to fall in love with this awe-inspiring scenery.

Departures: Daily from 1st November to 18th April

Departures: 5 days per week from 1st November to 18th April

Day Prior:

Pre-track briefing. Check-in at 4.45pm

Day Prior:

Pre-track briefing. Check-in at 3.45pm

Day 1:

Queenstown to Glade House - Coach from Queenstown, stopping for lunch at Te Anau. Then cruise across the lake Te Anau to commence the first 1.6km of the track, arriving at historic Glade House for the night.

Day 1:

Day 2:

Glade House to Pompolona Lodge - A 16km walk, crossing the Clinton River before you walk up the valley to Hirere Falls lunch shelter. The beech forest gets more luxuriant the farther you go, until it releases you onto the Prairie. It’s a short climb to Pompolona Lodge from here.

Queenstown to Lake Mackenzie - Coach from Queenstown to the Divide on the scenic Milford Road, stopping at Te Anau for morning tea. This is followed by a 12km walk through ancient moss-laden forests to Key Summit, then onto Lake Howden nestled in the mountains, before descending to the Lodge at Lake Mackenzie.

Day 2:

Day 3:

Pompolona Lodge to Quintin Lodge - These 15km’s are the most demanding, especially in inclement weather. The track leads to Lake Mintaro at the head of the Clinton Valley, before climbing the Mackinnon Pass in a series of zigzags. Take your time 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.

Day 3:

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.

Day 4:

Quintin Lodge to Mitre Peak Lodge - The last 21km is dotted with some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Fiordland National Park. The final stretch of track follows tranquil Lake Ada to Sandfly Point where you will take a short launch trip to the renowned Mitre Peak Lodge.

Day 5:

Milford Sound to Queenstown - Wake to the tranquillity of Fiordland and after breakfast experience a magical cruise on Milford Sound – often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. Then it’s time to board the coach for a scenic drive through the heart of the National Park, including the spectacular Homer Tunnel and on to Queenstown. Start

Mackinnon Pass

Milford Track Per Adult ex Te Anau / Queenstown Departs Daily

Lake MacKenzie

Routeburn Per Adult ex Queenstown Departs Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sun

Finish

Mon

Fri

Tue

Sat

01 Nov 16 - 30 Nov 16 01 Dec 16 - 31 Mar 17

Finish

Mon

Wed

Tue

Thu

Wed

Fri

-

-

Fri

Sun

-

-

Sun

Tue

Multi Share Bunk Room

Private ensuite Queen or Twin#

£993 £1,133 £993

£1,274 £1,414 £1,274

Wed

Sun

Thu

Mon

Fri

Tue

Inclusions: All transport from and to Queenstown, 2 nights Lodge accommodation, all meals from lunch day 1 to lunch day 3, use of quality backpacks and PVC raincoats (if required), the service of expert guides.

Sat

Wed

#Note: rates on application for the 6 day/5 night Grand Traverse (Routeburn & Greenstone Valley Combo)

Sun

Thu

Multi Share Bunk Room

Private ensuite Queen or Twin#

01 Nov 16 - 30 Nov 16

£1,431

£1,803

01 Dec 16 - 31 Mar 17

£1,650

£2,022

01 Apr 17 - 18 Apr 17

£1,431

£1,803

01 Apr 17 - 20 Apr 17

Routeburn Track Profile Height in 1600 (5248 ft) metres above sea level 1300 (4264 ft) 1000 (3278 ft)

Inclusions: All transport from and to Queenstown, 4 nights Lodge accommodation, all meals from lunch day 1 to lunch day 5 use of quality backpacks and PVC raincoats (if required), the service of expert guides. #Private single person rates on application

Height in metres above sea level

Start

700 (2296 ft) 400 (1312 ft) 0

Distance in km

10 (6.1 miles)

20 (12.2 miles)

30 (18.3 miles)

40 (24.4 miles)

Milford Track Profile

1000 (3278 ft) (1639 ft) 0 0

140

Distance in km

5 (3.1 miles)

6.25 miles

GUIDED WALKS OF FIORDLAND

15 (9.4 miles)

20 (12.5 miles)

25 (15.6 miles)

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

30 (18.8 miles)

35 (22 miles)

40 (25.1 miles)

45 (28.2 miles)

50 (31.3 miles)

55 (34.8 miles)


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.

ENCOUNTER GUIDED DAY WALKS

Day Prior:

Pre-track briefing. Check-in at 4.45pm

Day 1-4

As per Milford Track itinerary

Day 5:

Morning cruise on the breathtaking Milford Sound then coach to Te Anau. Remainder of day free, overnight Te Anau Hotel included (room only)

Day 6-8:

As per the Routeburn Track itinerary. Meeting at the Ultimate Hikes Office, Te Anau.

The Classic Walk Per Adult ex Te Anau / Queenstown - Departs Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sun 01 Nov 16 - 30 Nov 16 01 Dec 16 - 31 Mar 17 01 Apr 17 - 14 Apr 17

Multi Share Bunk Room

Private ensuite Queen or Twin#

£2,423 £2,782 £2,423

£3,076 £3,436 £3,076

Inclusions: All transport from and to Queenstown, 7 nights Lodge accommodation, all meals from lunch day 1 to lunch day 8 (excluding dinner day 5 and breakfast day 6), use of quality backpacks and PVC raincoats (if required), the service of expert guides. #Private single person rates on application

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 and Ultimate Hikes will take care of the rest; including rain jackets, day packs, pick up and drop off service, a scrumptious lunch and fantastic guides.

Queenstown - Routeburn Track Encounter

Experience the renowned Routeburn Track departing from 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 1st Nov – 19 Apr.

Te Anau - Milford Track Encounter

Experience the world-famous Milford Track in a relaxed and non-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. Note: Available ex Queenstown for an additional $100pp

Routeburn Flats

Glade House

Fully Guided One Day Walks Milford Track Swing Bridge

Sutherland Falls

01 Nov 16 - 19 Apr 17

Routeburn Track

Milford Track

Adult

Child

Adult

Child

£126

£81

£140

£91

Some examples of the accommodation provided: Lounge / Dining Room

Milford Ensuite

Milford Private Room

Quintin Lodge

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

GUIDED WALKS OF FIORDLAND

141


JUST NZ

GREAT WALKS

Routeburn Track, Fiordland. Photo Credit: Miles Holden

MILFORD TRACK - Independent Walk (6 days/5 nights) INCLUSIONS: » Pre & Post Accommodation at Golden Chain 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 to 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 theimpressive 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 hours 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.

Just NZ Walks Milford

24 Oct 16 28 Apr 17

Adult - Twin Share

£490 £633

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 Golden Chain 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

142

JUST NZ GREAT WALKS

through the impressive array of alpine plants towards the Harris Saddle. It is a short climb up to the saddle which at 1255m is the highest point on the track. A popular side trip from here is Conical Hill. This 1-2 hr return trip is a short but steep climb offering views of the Hollyford Valley, Lake McKerrow, Martins Bay and the Tasman Sea. From Harris Saddle the track sidles along the bluffs above Lake Harris before descending steadily through the wetlands and tussock covered flats to Routeburn Falls Hut located on the bush edge next to the cascades of the impressive 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.

Just NZ Walks Routeburn

24 Oct 16 28 Apr 17

Adult - Twin Share

£319 £455

Adult - Single

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

INCLUSIONS: » Pre & Post Accommodation at Golden Chain Blue 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.

Just NZ Walks - Heaphy Adult - Twin Share Adult - Single

15 Nov 16 23 Apr 17

£352 £447


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 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 16 28 Apr 17

£232 £331

for more information about independent walking visit justnewzealandwalks.co.nz

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 16 28 Apr 17

Adult - Twin Share

£294

ABEL TASMAN EXPERIENCE - Kayak and Independent Walk (5 days/4 nights) INCLUSIONS: » Pre & Post Accommodation at Golden Chain 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

*Please enquire about child rates (8-14yrs)

leave your kayaks here before continuing on the next part of your journey. Cross the tidal stream and follow the track that climbs through bush over Tonga Saddle and then decends to Awarao Inlet, following the shoreline to Awaroa Hut. Note: The stream can be only be crossed within 3 hours either side of low tide.

Day 4 - Awaroa Hut to Totaranui Campsite Depending on tide times there are two alternative outcomes for the Abel Tasman Experience:

Morning tide - You have the option of walking to

Totaranui (5.5km / 1.5 hours walking). Awaroa Inlet can only be crossed 1 ½ hours before or up to 2 hours after low tide.

Afternoon tide - You will be picked up by water taxi from Awaroa if you are unable to make the morning tide crossing to Totaranui. Please note: A full itinerary and tide times will be provided once your package has been confirmed. Our experienced staff at Just New Zealand Walks will discuss this in detail with you prior to your departure

Just NZ Walks Abel Tasman

24 Oct 16 28 Apr 17

Adult - Twin Share

£331

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.

Just NZ Walks Rakiura Adult - Twin Share

24 Oct 16 28 Apr 17

£298 £393

Adult - Single

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 & 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

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

minute 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.

Just NZ Walks Tongariro

24 Oct 16 28 Apr 17

Adult - Twin Share

£199 £278

Adult - Single

JUST NZ GREAT WALKS

143


INDEPENDENT

COACH TOURS BENEFITS OF DNZ INDEPENDENT TOURING:

INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR:

(pages 127-133)

» 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 booking time » 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. Daily Departures. 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

DAY 1 - CHRISTCHURCH - DUNEDIN Enjoy the scenery as you travel through the Canterbury Plains to seaside Timaru and on to the very Scottish City of Dunedin. Afternoon free for optional tours, see pages 107-108. Overnight: Dunedin.

DAY 2 - DUNEDIN - TAIERI GORGE - QUEENSTOWN Join the historic Taieri Gorge train to Pukerangi. Continue to Queenstown by coach. Overnight: Queenstown. The Taieri Gorge train does not operate daily in winter if the train is not going we will either change the order of the tour or if no train is possible we will use a coach instead.

Trains, Fiords & Glaciers Tr 383/TR Per Person, Twin Share

144

INDEPENDENT COACH TOURS

Nov 16 - Mar 17

DAY 3 - FULL DAY EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND Regarded as one of the world’s most scenic journeys. Follow the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, continue through the Homer Tunnel & on to Milford Sound for a majestic cruise. Incl. a buffet lunch. Overnight: Queenstown

DAY 4 - A FULL DAY AT LEISURE IN QUEENSTOWN A day of leisure in Queenstown. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. Overnight: Queenstown.

DAY 5 - QUEENSTOWN - GLACIERS 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 17

Tourist Motel

£1,250

£1,150

Bronze Hotel

£1,296

£1,192

Silver Hotel

£1,407

£1,294

Gold Hotel

£1,627

£1,497

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Greymouth Glaciers Milford Sound

Christchurch

Queenstown Te Anau Stewart Island

Dunedin


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. Daily Departures. 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.

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.

Inclusions: • • • • • • • • • • • •

DAY 4 - AT WELLINGTON

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

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. Stay 1 night in National Park. (Please note some days the train will be replaced by an express coach).

DAY 6 - NATIONAL PARK TO AUCKLAND*

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 1 night in Rotorua.

A full day for optional excursions in this beautiful region. Please consult pg 83-84 of this brochure for suggestions. Overnight: Fox or Franz Josef.

DAY 3 - GLACIERS - QUEENSTOWN

The Haast River guides us 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. Overnight: Queenstown

You have free time this morning then continue the journey North to Auckland on the Northern Explorer train or by coach. (Please note some days the train will be replaced by an express coach). Note: Not recommended to start on a Saturday.

DAY 2 - ROTORUA - TAUPO - NAPIER 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: Stay 1 night in Napier.

DAY 4 - AT QUEENSTOWN A full day for you to enjoy this fabulous resort. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. Overnight: Queenstown.

Nov 16 - Mar 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. Daily Departures.

Northern Island Explorer #969OVS Per Person, Twin Share

Apr - Sep 17

Nov 16 - Sep 17

Greymouth

Tourist Motel

£1,222

£1,137

Bronze Hotel

£1,315

£1,223

Silver Hotel

£1,448

£1,347

Gold Hotel

£1,739

£1,618

Glaciers Milford Sound Christchurch Queenstown Dunedin

Te Anau

Auckland

Tourist Motel

£1,255

Bronze Hotel

£1,243

Silver Hotel

£1,373

Gold Hotel

£1,469

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.

Extra nights & Single Room rates on application. Shorter options & reverse direction options available. Enquire for details.

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 Sit back and enjoy the scenery from your Intercity coach as you drive south 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.

Northern Highlights Tr 974 Per Person, Twin Share Tourist Motel Bronze Hotel Silver Hotel Gold Hotel

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Auckland Waitomo Caves

Rotorua Taupo

Wellington

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

£635 £622 £655 £727

£590 £578 £609 £676

INDEPENDENT COACH TOURS

145


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

A day at leisure in Queenstown. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. Overnight: Queenstown.

Inclusions:

DAY 4 - QUEENSTOWN - GLACIERS

• • • • • • • •

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.

DAY 5 - GLACIERS - CHRISTCHURCH 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 128.

Tourist Motel

DAY 1 - CHRISTCHURCH - DUNEDIN

DAY 5 - QUEENSTOWN TO CHRISTCHURCH Today head north, with photo opportunities of Mt Cook as you travel between Twizel and Lake Tekapo then across the Canterbury Plains arriving into Christchurch early evening.

Travel with InterCity Coachlines and enjoy the scenery as you travel through the Canterbury Plains to seaside Timaru and on to the very Scottish City of Dunedin, arriving approx. 2pm allowing time for a coastal wildlife tour, refer to page 107. Overnight: Dunedin.

DAY 2 - DUNEDIN - TE ANAU

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 17 Greymouth

£1,161

Transport 4 nights accommodation Transfers within journey Spectacular Milford Sound cruise including lunch Skyline Gondola - Queenstown

A full day for you to enjoy this fabulous resort - we have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. For other options please consult pages 87-90 of this brochure. Overnight: Queenstown.

DAY 3 - TE ANAU - MILFORD SOUND QUEENSTOWN

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.

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Inclusions: • • • • •

DAY 4 - AT QUEENSTOWN

This morning is free for optional tours, please refer to page 107-108 of this brochure for suggestions. Depart Dunedin, aboard your InterCity coach travelling inland to Te Anau for the first glimpse of Fiordland. Overnight: Te Anau.

DAY 2 - FULL DAY MILFORD SOUND EXCURSION

Alpine Explorer 383B Per Person, Twin Share

Focusing on the South Island, the Lakeland tour is an in-depth look at this beautiful part of New Zealand.

£1,045

Bronze Hotel

£1,214

£1,092

Silver Hotel

£1,290

£1,161

Gold Hotel

£1,479

£1,331

Glaciers Christchurch Milford Sound

Mt Cook

Queenstown Te Anau

Lakeland Tour 323 Per Person, Twin Share

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Tourist Motel

£774

£696

Bronze Hotel

£751

£676

Christchurch Milford Sound Wanaka Queenstown

Silver Hotel

£807

£726

Te Anau

Gold Hotel

£959

£863

Dunedin

4 DAYS GLACIER WONDER A perfect introduction to the spectacular sights and stunning landscapes of the South Island. Inclusions: • • • • • • •

Transport 3 nights accommodation Skyline Gondola - Queenstown Glacier viewing TranzAlpine Train Journey Views of Mt Cook National Park Idyllic Lake Tekapo

DAY 1 - CHRISTCHURCH QUEENSTOWN 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.

146

INDEPENDENT COACH TOURS

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

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.

Glacier Wonder Tr 333 Per Person, Twin Share Tourist Motel Bronze Hotel

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

£734

£682

£780

£725

Silver Hotel

£844

£785

Gold Hotel

£1,005

£935

Greymouth Glaciers Christchurch Haast

Lake Tekapo Queenstown


3 DAYS BAY OF ISLANDS LEISURELY Visit the beautiful Bay of Islands, a yearround destination and birthplace of our nation. Daily Departures. 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

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: 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 NZ’s northern most Post Office before zooming along the edge of the waves on Ninety Mile Beach. Includes lunch. Overnight: Paihia.

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

Nov 16 - Mar 17

3 DAYS WEST COASTER

DAY 1 - AUCKLAND - BAY OF ISLANDS

Cape Reinga

Apr - Sep 17

Paihia

Explore the wonderfully varied West Coast, home to some of the most accessible glaciers in the world. Daily Departures.

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. Overnight: Fox or Franz Josef Glacier.

West Coaster Tr 3173 Per Person, Twin Share

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Tourist Motel

£516

£479

Tourist Motel

£634

£602

Bronze Hotel

£529

£492

Bronze Hotel

£676

£642

Silver Hotel

£569

£529

Silver Hotel

£768

£729

Gold Hotel

£608

£566

Gold Hotel

£890

£846

Auckland

Picton Christchurch

Glaciers

Queenstown Te Anau

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. Daily Departures. 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

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Tourist Motel

£1,600

£1,489

Bronze Hotel

£1,627

£1,513

Silver Hotel

£1,647

£1,532

Gold Hotel

£1,872

£1,741

DAY 6 - QUEENSTOWN - MT COOK – CHRISTCHURCH

North Island

Auckland

Waitomo Caves

Extra nights & Single Room rates on application. Shorter options & reverse direction options available. Enquire for details.

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Milford Sound Te Anau

Rotorua

Mt Cook Christchurch Lake Tekapo Queenstown

South Island

INDEPENDENT COACH TOURS

147


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. Daily Departures. 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: 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. Overnight: Rotorua.

DAY 5 - CHRISTCHURCH - MOUNT COOK - QUEENSTOWN Travel south across the Canterbury Plains and over Burkes Pass to Mount Cook Village, via Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki. Time for lunch and a scenic flight (both optional). Depart for Queenstown travelling via the Lindis Pass. Overnight: 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. Overnight: Queenstown.

DAY 7 - AT QUEENSTOWN A full day for you to enjoy this fabulous resort – we have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. Overnight: Queenstown.

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.

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

• • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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 1 - AUCKLAND - WAITOMO - 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 you will be taken to visit the ‘Hobbiton Movie Set’

Catch the Interislander-island ferry across Cook Strait to Picton. Transfer to the Coastal Pacific train, following the coast to Christchurch. Overnight: Christchurch. If the train is not operating it will be replaced with a coach.

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

£2,278

£2,096

Bronze Hotel

£2,293

£2,110

Silver Hotel

£2,484

£2,286

Gold Hotel

£2,877

£2,647

148

Inclusions:

DAY 2 - AT ROTORUA

DAY 4 - WELLINGTON - PICTON CHRISTCHURCH

Tourist Motel

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. Daily Departures.

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 1 night in Rotorua.

DAY 3 - ROTORUA - WELLINGTON

Majestic NZ Tr 9383B Per Person, Twin Share

8 DAYS MIDDLE EARTH DISCOVERED

INDEPENDENT COACH TOURS

Middle Earth Discovered Tr 204 Per Person, Twin Share

North Island Auckland Hamilton Waitomo Caves

Glaciers Wellington Mt Cook Christchurch Milford Sound Queenstown Te Anau

South Island

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

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 Enjoy a full day Lord of the Rings tour to Wellington’s film set locations including Rivendell, Minas Tirith, Helms Deep and much more. Visit the Weta Cave and find out about New Zealand’s five time Oscar winning digital production company. Lunch included.

DAY 5 - WELLINGTON - QUEENSTOWN Be transferred to Wellington Airport for your flight to Queenstown. The rest of your day is at leisure. Overnight: Stay 3 nights in Queenstown.

DAY 6 - QUEENSTOWN - MILFORD SOUND - QUEENSTOWN An early start around the southern shores of Lake Wakatipu to Lake Te Anau, then into Fiordland National Park. Pass through the pristine beech forests and the Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls when enjoying a cruise on the Sound. Depart Milford Sound to return to Queenstown this evening.

DAY 7 - AT QUEENSTOWN Enjoy a full day Lord of the Rings tour to Wellington’s film set locations including Rivendell, Minas Tirith, Helms Deep and much more. Visit the Weta Cave and find out about New Zealand’s five time Oscar winning digital production company. Lunch included.

DAY 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.

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Tourist Motel

£2,315

£2,129

Bronze Hotel

£2,262

£2,081

Silver Hotel

£2,323

£2,137

Gold Hotel

£2,702

£2,486

Rotorua

Picton

DAY 3 - ROTORUA - WELLINGTON

North Island

Auckland Hamilton Waitomo Caves Rotorua Taupo

Milford Sound Te Anau

Wellington Christchurch Lake Tekapo Queenstown

South Island


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 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.

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.

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 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: Stay 1 Night in 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: Stay 1 night in Queenstown.

DAY 9 - QUEENSTOWN Your tour concludes this morning on check-out.

DAY 5 - TRAILS OF MIDDLE EARTH Today you embark on the “Trails of Middle Earth” full day guided Middle-earth experience visiting over 20 locations, sights and scenes. View and handle some “top secret” items from the making of the movies and hear all the gossip and stories from the set. Lunch included.

DAY 6 - SAFARI OF THE SCENES Travel by 4WD vehicle on Nomad’s “Safari of the Scenes” tour to the Ford of Bruinen, Misty Mountains, Pillars of the Kings and Road to Mordor. The afternoon is free for you to add on a tour including Lothlorien, Isengard, Ithilien Camp and Amon Hen.

DAY 7 - QUEENSTOWN - TE ANAU Journey to Te Anau and take a Jetboat ride up the River Anduin (Waiau River),

Land of the Rings Tr #973R Per Person, Twin Share

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Tourist Motel

£2,473

£2,275

Bronze Hotel

£2,460

£2,263

Silver Hotel

£2,526

£2,324

Gold Hotel

£2,969

£2,732

North Island Auckland Hamilton Waitomo Caves

Rotorua

Mt Cook Christchurch Milford Sound Queenstown Te Anau

South Island

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

Extra nights & Single Room rates on application. Shorter options & reverse direction options available. Enquire for details.

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: Stay 1 night in 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.

Auckland Waitomo Caves

Rotorua

Middle Earth Escape Tr 202 Per Person, Twin Share Bronze Hotel Silver Hotel Gold Hotel

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

£635 £652 £692

£604 £620 £657

INDEPENDENT COACH TOURS

149


10 DAYS NEW ZEALAND EXPLORER Journey through New Zealand’s diverse landscape, experiencing soaring geysers, golden beaches, dramatic glaciers and cultural treasures. Daily Departures. Inclusions: • • • • • • • • • • •

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

DAY 5 - WELLINGTON – PICTON – NELSON Catch the Interislander ferry across Cook Strait to Picton. Continue on by coach to Nelson. Overnight: Nelson

DAY 6 - ABEL TASMAN DAY TOUR A full day excursion to the stunning Abel Tasman National Park. Drive through rich horticultural and orchard country before boarding your launch at Kaiteriteri Beach. Choose to remain onboard your launch for the duration of the cruise, or disembark to walk part of the coastal track. Overnight: Nelson.

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 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: Rotorua.

• • • • • • • 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: Fox or Franz Josef.

Morning sightseeing tour includes geysers, boiling mud pools, and Trout Springs, plus performing sheep and dog demonstrations at the Agrodome. This afternoon is free. Overnight: Rotorua.

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. Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.

Inclusions:

DAY 7 - NELSON – PUNAKAIKI – GLACIERS

DAY 2 - AT ROTORUA

5 DAYS BEST OF THE NORTH

DAY 8 - AT THE GLACIERS A full day is available for optional excursions on the Glaciers. Overnight: Fox or Franz Josef.

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

• • • • •

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 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. 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 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.

DAY 10 - 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.

Your tour concludes on check out from your accommodation this morning.

Cape Reinga

NZ Explorer Tr 9903 Per Person, Twin Share Tourist Motel

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Hamilton Waitomo Caves

£1,764

£1,587

Bronze Hotel

£1,868

£1,681

Silver Hotel

£2,083

£1,875

Gold Hotel

£2,331

£2,098

150

North Island Auckland

INDEPENDENT COACH TOURS

Best of the North Tr 208 Per Person, Twin Share

Nov 16 - Mar 17

Apr - Sep 17

Tourist Motel

£1,157

£961

Bronze Hotel

£1,180

£980

Silver Hotel

£1,221

£1,013

Gold Hotel

£1,333

£1,106

Auckland

Rotorua

Nelson Wellington Queenstown

South Island

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 18 | UK Sterling

Paihia

Waitomo Caves

Hobbiton Rotorua

Extra nights & Single Room rates on application. Shorter options & reverse direction options available. Enquire for details.


BOOKING INFORMATION & CONDITIONS Our agreement with you: These conditions will form part

of the contract between everyone named on your confirmation invoice (‘you’) & ANZCRO (UK) (‘us’). Your contract will be with ANZCRO (UK) which is a member of ABTA (ABTA W4337). Our ATOL number (ATOL 5571) granted by the Civil Aviation. Authority protects your air holidays & flights. In the unlikely event of insolvency, the CAA will ensure you are not stranded abroad & will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk. All travel arrangements are sold subject to the following booking conditions. Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays in this brochure are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed in this brochure. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate

Brochure, validity, accuracy & price: This brochure was

published Oct 15 with prices shown in UK£. It is valid from 01 Oct 2015 – 31 March 2017. Advertised prices shown within our brochure are believed correct at the time of printing. However, for a variety of reasons (such as exchange rate variations) the price of your arrangements as confirmed at the time of booking is very likely to be different to that appearing in our brochure. In addition, despite our best efforts, errors in advertised prices & other details occasionally occur & hotel descriptions & facilities can change even after out brochure has been printed. We reserve the right to correct such errors & information. Current pricing will be advised to you at time of booking. The prices shown in this brochure have been calculated on the basis of the exchange rate applicable on 16 September 2015 as indicated in the Financial Times Guide to World Currencies. The price actually payable will be calculated on the basis of the exchange rates applicable at the time you make your booking. The price may also have changed for other reasons. In order to guarantee the price of arrangements confirmed at the time of booking or any element of them (i.e. any flight(s), we may need to ask you to make full payment for the arrangements/element(s) concerned at time of booking prior to balance due date. If you fail to meet any such request, any increase(s) in the price will be passed on. It may not always be possible to guarantee the price by making payment in this way in which case any increase(s) will be passed on as set out below. Once the price of your arrangements have been confirmed at the time of booking, then subject to the correction of errors we will only increase or decrease the price in the following circumstances. Price increases or decreases after booking will be passed on by way of a surcharge or refund. A surcharge or refund (as applicable) will be payable, subject to the conditions set out in this clause, in the event of any change in our transportation costs or in dues, taxes or fees payable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at airports or in the exchange rates which have been used to calculate the cost of your holiday. Even in the above cases, only if any increase in our costs excess 2% of the total cost of your arrangements (excluding any amendment charges) will we levy a surcharge. If any surcharge is greater then 10% of the total cost of your arrangements (excluding any amendment charges), you will be entitled to cancel your booking & receive a full refund of all monies you have paid to us (except for any amendment charges). A refund will only be payable if any decrease in our costs exceeds 2% as set out above. Where a refund is due, we will pay you the full amount of such decrease. You have 14 days from the surcharge invoice issue date to tell us if you want to cancel or purchase other arrangements. If we do not hear from you within this time, we are entitled to assume that you will pay the surcharge. Any surcharge must be paid with the balance of the cost of your arrangements or within 14 days of the surcharge invoice issue date, whichever is the later. No surcharge will be levied within 30 days of your departure. No refunds will be payable if any decrease in our costs occurs within this period either.

Cancellations by you: If you need to cancel a confirmed booking

you must contact us in writing, either directly or through your travel agent, & the lead passenger must sign the letter. If you cancel before the balance is due, you will forfeit your deposit. Cancellations after full payment has been made will incur additional charges to cover administration & cancellation charges imposed by suppliers. Should you cancel your confirmed booking, or part of your booking, the following cancellation charges will apply:

FOR ENQUIRIES & RESERVATIONS CALL US

01872 266 899

Days Prior to Departure

Fee

Days Prior to Departure

Compensation per person

56 days or more 55 to 42 days 41 to 28 days 27 to 8 days 7 days or less

Deposit only. The higher of 30% of the total cost or loss of deposit. The higher of 60% of the total cost or loss of deposit. The higher of 90% of the total cost or loss of deposit. 100% of the holiday cost at the discretion of the airlines, land content service providers & ANZCRO.

56 days or more 55 to 29 days 28 to 14 days 14 or less

Nil. £10 £20 £30

Note: These cancellation charges apply to all bookings, except in circumstances where a booking includes items or services where our suppliers cancellation charges exceed those shown above. In these circumstances any additional cancellation charges will be advised at the time of booking. Please ensure you are certain of the fees applicable to your booking by asking your travel agent or us before proceeding to book your arrangements.

Changes by you: If you wish to make a change to a confirmed

booking please contact your travel agent. Any changes made before departure will incur a min. charge of £50 per person. In many cases airlines require tickets to be issued on booking & where tickets have been issued changes may be treated as a cancellation. Please note: A change to the travel departure date once confirmed, is regarded as a cancellation & rebooking, not an amendment to the booking. Some suppliers, particularly airlines, whose fares may be non-refundable, may consider a name or other change to an exiting booking, as a cancellation & rebooking, with up to 100% cancellation charges.

Changes & cancellations by us: Arrangements are often made

many months in advance. Occasionally, we, airlines &/or suppliers have to make changes to & correct errors in published & other details both before & after bookings have been confirmed & cancel confirmed bookings. Whilst we always endeavour to avoid changes & cancellations, we must reserve the right to do so. However, we will only cancel your confirmed booking 8 weeks or less before departure where you have failed to comply with any requirement of these booking conditions entitling us to cancel or where we are forced to do so as a result of circumstances outside our control or because an insufficient number of people have booked your chosen arrangements & we have notified you of this not less than 8 weeks before departure. Most changes are minor. Occasionally, we have to make a significant change. Significant changes incl. the following changes when made before departure; a change of accommodation to that of a lower official classification or standard for the whole or a major part of the time you are away, a change of outward departure time or overall length of time you are away of 24 or more hours or a change of UK departure point to one which is substantially more inconvenient for you (except between airports within or around the same city). If we have to make a significant change or cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible. If there is time to do so before departure, we will offer you the choice of the following options: (a) For significant changes accepting the changed arrangements or (b) Purchasing alternative arrangements for us, of a similar standard to those originally booked if available (if the alternative is less expensive than the original arrangements, we will refund the difference but if more expensive, we will ask you to pay the difference, or (c) Cancelling or accepting the cancellation in which case you will receive a full refund of all monies you have paid to us. If we have to make a significant change or cancel after the date you have to pay the balance of the cost of your arrangements, we will pay you the compensation set out below depending on the circumstances provided we have received full payment subject to the following exceptions. Compensation will not be payable & no liability beyond offering the above mentioned choices can be accepted where we are forced to make a change or cancel as a result or unusual & unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care or where we cancel more then 8 weeks before departure because an insufficient number of people have booked your chosen arrangements. No compensation will be payable & the above options will not be available if we cancel as a result of your failure to comply with any requirement of these Booking Conditions entitling us to cancel (such as paying on time) or where any change is a minor one. A significant change or cancellation is notified to you.

Travel agents contact us: ANZCRO UK Suite 4, St Piran House, Heron Way, Newham, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2XN Phone: 01872 266 899 Fax: 01872 266 890 Email: sales@anzcro.co.uk Web: www.anzcro.co.uk

ABTA No. W4337

Very rarely, we may be forced by “force majeure” to change or terminate your arrangements after departure but before the scheduled end of your time away. This is extremely unlikely but if this situation does occur, we regret we will be unable to make any refunds (unless we obtain any refunds from our suppliers), pay you any compensation or meet any costs or expenses you incur as a result.

Our liability:

(a) Packages: We are responsible for ensuring your package holiday is of a reasonable standard & as described to you. If any part fails to reach this standard & affects the enjoyment of your holiday, we will offer reasonable compensation providing it is not due to events outside our control. Our liability in all these cases is limited to an amount we consider reasonable, having regard for the cost of the service or facility concerned & the seriousness of the deficiency. ANZCRO (UK) accepts responsibility for death, injury or illness caused by the negligent acts &/or omissions of our employees or agents, together with our suppliers & sub-contractors, servants &/or agents of the same, whilst acting in the course of their employment in the provision of your package holiday. We will pay compensation equivalent to that which would be awarded in an English Court, but will not offer compensation if the injury, illness or death is caused by your own fault or the fault of someone unconnected with the package, or an event that could not have been expected or avoided even with all due care. In respect of international carriage by air or sea our liability in all cases will be limited in the manner permitted by international conventions. You may ask for copies of these on written request to our offices. (b) Other Travel Arrangements: When acting only as a booking agent ANZCRO (UK) has no liability whatsoever for any aspect of the travel arrangements & accepts no liability for any loss, personal injury or death however incurred, except where caused by our own proven negligence.

Complaints procedure: If you have a problem during the course

of your holiday, you must inform the supplier of the service, plus a representative whose details we have provided, or telephone our offices immediately as failure to do so may reduce or extinguish any possible claim. We will endeavour to put things right as soon as possible. We will acknowledge all complaints on their receipt & deal with them promptly & efficiently. Any disputes which cannot be amicably settled may (if the client wishes) be referred to arbitration under a special scheme which although devised by arrangement with the ABTA, is administered independently by IDRS, part of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The scheme does not apply for amounts greater than £5,000 per person. There is also a limit of £25,000 per booking. Neither does it apply to claims that are solely or mainly in respect of physical injury or illness. The application for arbitration must be made within nine months of the date of return to the United Kingdom, but in special circumstances it may still be offered outside this period. Alternatively, you may wish to take any dispute to the Small Claims Court. Full details of the Arbitration Scheme can be obtained from ABTA, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ.

Data Protection Policy: In order to process your booking & to ensure your travel arrangements run smoothly & meet your requirements we (& your travel agent) need to use the info you provide such as name, address, & special needs/dietary requirements etc. We take full responsibility for ensuring proper security measures are in place to protect your information. We must pass the info on to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements such as airlines, hotels, transport companies etc. The info may also be provided to security or credit checking companies, public authorities such as customs/immigration if required by them, or as required by law. Additionally where your holiday is outside the European Economic Area (EEA), controls on data protection in your destination may not be as strong as the legal requirements in this country. We will not however, pass any info onto any person not responsible for part of your travel arrangements. This applies to any sensitive info you give us such as details of any disabilities, or dietary/religious requirements. (If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers, whether in the EEA or not, we cannot provide your booking.) In making this booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons.

Your Travel Agent:

The New Zealand Book 2016-18 (UK)  

United Kingdom Issue