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CONTENTS 4 - 5 Welcome to NewZealand 6 - 7 General Information / Transfers 8 - 9 Getting There 10-11 Worldwide Stopovers 12 - 27 Kirra Coach Tours 28 Driving Distance Guide 29 - 37 Self Drive Holidays 38 - 41 Rental Cars 42- 46 Motorhomes 47 Cook Strait by Ferry 48 - 49 Trains 50 - 51 New Zealand Shore Excursions 52 - 53 Boutique Stays 54 - 55 Luxury Lodges 56 Coach Travel

NEW ZEALAND BY REGION NORTH ISLAND

57 - 64 Auckland 65 - 68 Northland & The Bay of Islands 69 - 71 The Coromandel Peninsula 72 - 73 Hamilton & Waitomo 74 - 75 Bay of Plenty & Gisborne 76 - 82 Rotorua 83 - 85 Lake Taupō 86 - 89 Ruapehu, Taranaki & Hawke's Bay 90 - 93 Wellington

SOUTH ISLAND

94 - 99 Marlborough, Picton & Nelson 100 - 103 Hanmer Springs & Kaikōura 104 - 108 Christchurch & Akaroa 109 - 114 West Coast & The Glacier Region 115 - 119 Wanaka 120 - 128 Queenstown 129 - 130 Milford & Doubtful Sound Tours 131 - 135 Fiordland, Southland & Stewart Island 136 - 139 Dunedin 140 - 143 Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo & Mackenzie Region 144 - 151 Walks of New Zealand 152 - 156 Off The Beaten Track Experiences 157 - 159 Independent Coach Tours Pull Out Planning Itinerary & Map 160 Conditions

All prices in UK Sterling

Cover: Māori Carving This page: Routeburn Track. Photo Credit: Maridav


WE ARE THE EXPERTS The world’s most comprehensive and experienced New Zealand Specialist

The biggest range of New Zealand accommodation, transport and sightseeing anywhere

Guaranteed prices at time of booking

Special airline arrangements with four major Trans Tasman airlines

Highly specialised reservation consultants with in-depth New Zealand knowledge Tailor-made itineraries each and every time

Client assistance and support through a fully owned ANZCRO office in New Zealand Winter touring, both ski and non-ski

Security - we are a fully licensed travel agent

Non-technical descriptions even first time travellers can understand

Selling New Zealand for 25 years

A host of options for first time travellers and families

Access to ANZCRO-exclusive deals

Detailed itineraries


WELCOME

TO NEW ZEALAND NEW ZEALAND IS A HOLIDAY DESTINATION QUITE UNLIKE ANY OTHER Here you will find a land that is breathtakingly beautiful. A magical place where the air is pure and the lakes an unearthly shade of blue. Where majestic fiords wait to be explored and towering mountains cloak wide-open spaces of untouched wilderness. A mystical place of rolling hills, boiling mud pools, ancient rainforest, myths and legends. A land ANZCRO proudly call home. As one of 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 and itinerary.

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PEACE OF MIND

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.

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

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.

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.

TAKE TO THE ROAD ON A SELF-DRIVE HOLIDAY

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

GREAT HOLIDAY IDEAS

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.

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

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.

TREAT YOURSELF TO SOMEWHERE SPECIAL

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

OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS

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

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INFORMATION TIME ZONE

BANKING

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

POPULATION

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

HEALTH INSURANCE

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

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

GOODS & SERVICES TAX (GST)

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

ELECTRICITY

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

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

1-2 Jan 20

New Year’s Day

10 Apr 20

Good Friday

6 Feb 20

13 Apr 20

25 Apr 20 1 Jun 20

26 Oct 20

25 Dec 20 26 Dec 20

Waitangi Day

Easter Monday

CLIMATE

Anzac Day

Queen’s Birthday Labour Day

Christmas Day Boxing Day

NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Primary, Intermediate and Secondary School 14 Dec 19 – 26 Jan 20

10 Apr 20 – 27 Apr 20

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

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

PRICING GUIDE

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

DRIVING

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

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

04 Jul 20 – 19 Jul 20

26 Sep 20 – 11 Oct 20 17 Dec 20 – 27 Jan 21 (Guideline only)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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

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IMPORTANT

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


ACCOMMODATION

RATINGS

Star ratings are approx. only and intended to help you gauge the level and type most suited to your needs. Wherever possible we have used the New Zealand official Qualmark rating, which means properties have undergone a rigorous, independent assessment. As not all properties are Qualmark rated, we have tried to estimate an approx. star rating for the remainder. We stress that this is a guide only. We do not take any responsibility for a change in standards. It is also important that you recognise the difference between styles of accommodation eg. 5-star motels will not have the same level of services or facilities as 5-star hotels. Some properties have a range of styles making them difficult to categorise.

Category

Description

Hotel

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

Self-Contained & Serviced

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

Guest & Hosted

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

Luxury

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

Star Ratings

Comfortable, moderate rating: Exceptionally wellappointed establishment: Superior standards and extensive range of services:

ANZCRO

GROUPS ARE YOU PLANNING A GROUP HOLIDAY TO NEW ZEALAND?

Maybe a family, school, sports club or even a special interest trip? ANZCRO would love to help make this a seamless experience for you, because we know co-ordinating groups can be a challenging and frustrating task! Our team has years of experience in Group Travel arrangements and we are more than happy to tailor an itinerary to suit your group’s particular requirements. If you are looking for: ▪▪ · Private chartered transport (large and small) ▪▪ · University and school ski travel ▪▪ · End of season sports team trip ▪▪ · Conference accommodation and activities

▪▪ · Pre- and post-conference shortbreak travel arrangements ▪▪ · Special occasion family holiday ▪▪ · plus much more!

We can help you plan your journey and provide you with an itinerary from one day to endless days. Contact us at anzcro@anzcro.co.nz

Shuttle Transfer Per Person

Platinum (by SuperShuttle) incl. Meet and Greet 1-2 people

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

Auckland

£25

£101

£105

Hamilton

£18

-

£71

Rotorua

£18

£71

£71

Hastings

£30

-

£79

Napier

£15

-

£64

Wellington

£18

£71

£79

Nelson

£15

-

£64

Airport to Central City v.v. One way Service

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

Blenheim

£19

-

£68

Christchurch

£18

£71

£79

Dunedin

£27

-

£105

Queenstown

£18

£71

£79

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Business Class

QANTAS

EMIRATES

When you fly with Qantas, you’ll discover warm Australian hospitality the moment you step onboard, shaped by almost 100 years of flying.Whether you choose to fly non-stop from London Heathrow to Perth or travel via Singapore, you can experience specious cabins with ergonomically designed seats for comfort, delicious cuisine, self-service snack bars for refreshments around the clock and thousands of hours of in-flight entertainment options, all seamlessly connecting on to their unrivalled domestic network. Before you even leave, eligible customers can also enjoy the sleek new Qantas Lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3.

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 Chauffeur-drive service, expedited check-in, dedicated baggage handling and luxurious lounges - ensuring a seamless journey from start to finish.

The Qantas domestic network boasts over 60 routes across Australia and New Zealand, from Byron Bay to Broome and Ayres Rock in-between. With a Qantas Explorer pass, you can discover more of Australia and New Zealand for less when booking domestic flights in conjunction with your international flights on Qantas.

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.

From take-off to landing, enjoy an unparalleled travel experience with Qantas, the Spirit of Australia.

Cementing its place as one of the world’s leading international airlines, Emirates has been awarded the “Best Inflight Entertainment and Best Airline Staff in the Middle East by Skytrax at the 2018 World Airline Awards..

*Wi-fi available only on certain aircrafts

Qantas 787 Economy

Qantas 787 Premium Economy

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Premium Economy

Business Class

SINGAPORE AIRLINES

CATHAY PACIFIC

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 Best Airline in the World at “TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for the second consecutive year (2018 and 2019). 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.

Totalling 49 weekly non-stop flights from Gatwick, Heathrow and Manchester our schedule offers you the most flights, more flexibility and greater convenience to Hong Kong and beyond.

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 state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system, which offers passengers one of the industry’s widest choice of movies, music and games.

Cathay Pacific operates Economy, Premium Economy and Business cabins on all services out of the UK, with First class cabins also available on selected flights out of London Heathrow.

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 nine Australian gateways as well as frequent services to three gateways in New Zealand through the award-winning Changi Airport make the journey a seamless travel experience.

Economy Cabin

Business Class

From Hong Kong and with connections from 50 minutes, we fly to over 70 destinations in Asia, a further 24 in China and 7 cities in Australia & New Zealand

Flights from/to London Gatwick & Manchester are operated by our new state of the art and technologically advanced Airbus A350-900 & -1000 aircraft.

Premium Economy

First Class

AIR NEW ZEALAND Air New Zealand offers you more ways to New Zealand than any other airline from the UK and ensures a uniquely Kiwi experience before you touch down. Renowned for their exceptional crew and innovative onboard product, Air New Zealand fly to New Zealand daily from the United Kingdom. With a wide range of free stopover destinations between the UK and New Zealand, you can choose to travel with Air New Zealand from London to Los Angeles and onwards to Auckland or fly from London or Manchester with one of their airline partners via Asia or North America and then pick up an Air New Zealand flight onto New Zealand. Once in New Zealand, only Air New Zealand can take you to 20 domestic destinations including Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

Business Premier™

Once onboard, sit back, relax and enjoy the unique Kiwi hospitality onboard. Experience the ergonomically-designed Economy seat, stretch out on the innovative Economy Skycouch™, enjoy the luxurious leather seat in Premium Economy or unwind in their Business Premier™, home to one of the longest beds in the sky. Get a taste of modern Kiwi cuisine and tuck into delicious, celebrity-chef curated menus including locally sourced ingredients alongside free poured New Zealand wine. Plus, with over 2,000 hours of on-demand entertainment that starts from the moment you sit down, you’ll have plenty to keep you entertained on your journey.

Economy Skycouch™

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STOPOVERS

3 day stopover from

3 day stopover from

£171pp*

SINGAPORE

£121pp*

KUALA LUMPUR

Singapore is a thriving cosmopolitan city brimming with diversity and blending a fascinating mix of culture, language, arts and 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 and city tour.

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

3 day stopover from

3 day stopover from

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

£180pp*

HONG KONG

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

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£165pp*

DUBAI

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


3 day stopover from

3 day stopover from

£270pp*

USA (LOS ANGELES)

£675pp*

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 and city tour.

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

3 day stopover from

3 day stopover from

£259pp*

COOK ISLANDS

£235pp*

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 and city Tour.

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

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KIRRA TOURS Kirra Tours is known for its dedication to New Zealand holiday-making with 50 years of experience in escorted coach

touring. Specialist travel consultants dedicate time to research the best options for you in order to guarantee you get the ideal mix of cultural, historical and natural scenery that makes New Zealand such a unique destination. They are proud to be 100% Kiwi owned and look forward to providing you with an unforgettable experience.

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QUALITY ACCOMMODATION AND FABULOUS FOOD

Accommodation is usually high up on the list of importance on any holiday. At the end of a day’s travel or activities, you’ll want to freshen up and relax in a hotel that is welcoming, centrally located and offering superior levels of comfort. Kirra Tours have carefully chosen the properties they feature on their various tours so that they meet with your expectations and their high standards of quality and service. In addition to the many sumptuous evening meals that are included in your tour price, some specialty dinners are also featured. These include a traditional Māori Hangi (feast) and Cultural Performance, a gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak and dinner at the Skyline Restaurant and a cruise with a gourmet BBQ dinner at Walter Peak High Country Sheep Station.

THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IS YOU!

When travelling on any of their tours, they take care of everything so you can enjoy a relaxed and worry free holiday and start enjoying yourself the moment you arrive. Kirra Tours offer a complete package which includes all of your New Zealand travel arrangements, including transfers, meals, comprehensive sightseeing and speciality activities.

GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY

When choosing Kirra Tours you can be assured that you are getting great value for money. Their long standing relationships with operators and our volume of travellers to New Zealand enables us to get the best deals on the must do attractions. They pass these savings onto you so you can do more and see more whilst on one of their tours.

FANTASTIC SIGHTSEEING INCLUSIONS

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

TRAVEL IN COMFORT

Kirra Tours want you to have the best touring experience so all their coaches offer large panoramic windows for easy viewing, dual entry for easy access, onboard restroom and daily seat rotation, giving you the chance to meet and interact with all your fellow travellers. You will travel in 5 star vehicles, all fitted with individual seatbelts for your safety. In some instances a smaller coach may be used.

THE VERY BEST COACH CAPTAINS

Your Coach Captain can often make the difference between a good tour and a great holiday experience. Kirra Tours touring staff come from a wide variety of backgrounds but all share an unparalleled passion for New Zealand. Supported by a team of dedicated and enthusiastic experts in the office, your professional and friendly Coach Captain will provide you with an informative commentary and ensure every aspect of your holiday runs smoothly.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

When arranging your holiday well in advance, there is nothing worse than having your plans turned upside down when something is cancelled. Kirra Tours promise that all the departures shown in this brochure are guaranteed to operate so you can have confidence in booking your flights and other travel arrangements around your chosen tour date. New dates are often added as tours fill so have your travel agent check with Kirra Tours for extra dates.

SOLO TRAVELLERS

If you’re travelling alone, you are welcome to purchase your tour on a twin share basis and Kirra Tours will endeavour to match you with another single traveller of the same gender. If they are unable to find someone for you to share with, you will be provided with a single room at no extra cost. If you wish to be guaranteed your own room, then single room traveller costs are shown for each tour.

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Classic Collection

17 DAY NEW ZEALAND PANORAMA ITINERARY

INCLUSIONS

Day 1 - Arrive Auckland

»» 16 nights premium hotel accommodation »» Full breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L) & 11 dinners (D) »» Welcome drinks and farewell dinner with drinks included »» Guided by a professional Coach Captain »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Travel by 5-star luxury touring coach

‘Haere Mai’ Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your downtown city hotel. Tonight, enjoy welcome drinks as you get to know your fellow travellers. TRANSFER: Auckland Airport to the Rydges Hotel STAY: Rydges Auckland Hotel

DAY 2 - Pauanui (B,D)

ACTIVITIES & SIGHTSEEING

Leaving the city behind, we travel southeast to the Coromandel Peninsula, a rugged area fringed with dozens of excellent beaches and a place where many Kiwis choose to escape the hustle and hype of city life. We arrive at Pauanui Beach in the early afternoon, allowing you time for a stroll on the pristine white sand beach or through the surrounding native bush. The accommodation also has bikes for hire if you fancy peddling around before dinner.

»» Scenic cruise on Lake Okataina

STAY: Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort (1 night)

»» Authentic Maori hangi & cultural experience

DAY 3 - Lake Okataina (B,D)

»» Complimentary airport transfers on arrival and departure »» Maximum group size 35 guests »» Hotel porterage

»» Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve »» Waikato River jetboating tour »» City Tour of Wellington »» Scenic Interislander Ferry Crossing »» Christchurch historic tram ride »» Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes »» A visit to historic Arrowtown »» TSS Earnslaw Walter Peak Cruise & Dinner »» Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise »» Guided Tour & High Tea at Larnach Castle »» Moeraki Boulders

Today takes us to the popular beach resort area of Mt Maunganui and through the Bay of Plenty region to the secluded wilderness on the shores of Lake Okataina. We will embark on a scenic cruise around the lake to learn more about the area’s history, including a visit to a former Maori pa site. Back at the lodge, there are many beautiful walks available to take in the protected native forestland that surrounds the lake. STAY: Lakes Lodge Okataina (1 night) ACTIVITY: Scenic cruise on Lake Okataina

DAY 4 - Rotorua (B,D)

We arrive in Rotorua, the North Island’s tourist hub renowned for its rich Maori culture and bubbling geothermal activity. You have the day free to explore this fascinating city full of natural hot springs and surrounded by beautiful forests and lakes. Your Coach Captain can assist with booking any optional activities you would like to do. This evening, you’ll be treated to a traditionally prepared Maori hangi (feast) followed by an enthralling cultural performance of Maori songs, chants and dance, including the stirring haka. STAY: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside (1 night) ACTIVITY: Authentic Maori hangi & cultural experience

DAY 5 - Taupo, Art Deco Napier (B,D)

Start your day with a walk through the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, famous for its geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters. Next, a scenic jet boat ride will take you along the mighty Waikato River to a magnificent thermal reserve featuring silica terraces. We make a stop to view the mighty Huka Falls on our way to Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand. Continue on to Napier, often regarded as the world’s Art Deco capital for its famous historical architecture. STAY: Scenic Hotel Te Pania (1 night) ACTIVITIES: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, river jetboating tour

DAY 6 - Wairarapa, Wellington (B)

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. The rest of your time is free to explore. This vibrant city has a superb café culture and plenty of fantastic bistros and restaurants offering indoor and al fresco dining. STAY: Ibis Wellington Hotel (2 nights) ACTIVITY: City Tour of Wellington

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DAY 7 - At leisure in Wellington (B)

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 and culture. 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. Other popular excursions include the Zealandia Eco Sanctuary or a visit to the Weta Workshop, the world-famous film design and special effects studio.

DAY 8 - Wellington, Christchurch (B,D)

This morning, we board the Interislander Ferry for the scenic cruise across the Cook Strait to the South Island. Continue our journey south to Christchurch, the South Island’s largest city. This afternoon we’ll board the beautifully restored heritage tram to take in the city sights and learn about the Garden City’s rich history. STAY: Distinction Christchurch Hotel (1 night) ACTIVITIES: Scenic Interislander Ferry Crossing, Christchurch historic tram ride

DAY 9 - Arthur’s Pass, Punakaiki (B,D)

This morning, we cross the mighty Southern Alps via the massive viaducts, river valleys and goarges of Arthur’s Pass National Park. The only way to beat this stunning coast to coast drive is to upgrade to the famous TranzAlpine train journey, renowned as one of the most spectacular train journeys in the world. Arriving on the rugged West Coast, marvel at the bizarre limestone formations that make up the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. Tonight’s stay is at a friendly eco-resort located in the Paparoa National Park, only a stone’s throw from the beach. STAY: Punakaiki Resort (1 night) ACTIVITY: Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes


Kirra Tours group at Tamaki

DAY 10 - Franz Josef (B,D)

Travel south along the coast to the Westland National Park, home of the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. This remarkable part of the country was shaped by the dynamic glaciers and boasts lush temperate rainforest growing beneath towering mountains. Enjoy ample free time to experience the glaciers with a guided tour, optional scenic flights, guided bush walks or opt to unwind in the local hot pools. Your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do. STAY: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef (1 night)

DAY 11 - Wanaka, Queenstown (B,D)

View incredible scenery as you travel past the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring National Park. Stop at Wanaka, a popular township on the lake’s edge with a spectacular mountain backdrop, on the way to Arrowtown, an area steeped in fascinating history relating to early settlement and the gold mining era. We skirt around the shores of Lake Wakatipu to the picturesque alpine resort of Queenstown. This evening, cruise across the lake aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw before reaching the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue dinner. STAY: Millennium Hotel (2 nights) ACTIVITIES: Visit historic Arrowtown, TSS Earnslaw Walter Peak Cruise & Dinner

DAY 12 - At leisure in Queenstown (B)

Today is a free day to experience this magnificent alpine 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 in town or sample one of the cafes or bars along the lakefront.

DAY 13 - Spectacular Doubtful Sound (B,L,D)

Travel around Lake Wakatipu and through lush farmland to Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park. On to Manapouri, where you enjoy a leisurely cruise across the lake to West Arm. This is followed by a short coach trip on New Zealand's most expensive road, travelling over Wilmot Pass and pausing along the way to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening far below. At Deep Cove, board a modern catamaran and allow the majesty and vastness of the fiord

to take your breath away. Enjoy the on-board commentary that provides insight into the region’s history, flora and fauna as you view spectacular towering mountains and wildlife. STAY: Distinction Luxmore Te Anau (1 night) ACTIVITY: Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

Suggested arrival/departure Interislander Ferry 2

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DAY 14 - Larnach Castle, Dunedin (B,D)

Auckland

Depart Te Anau and head for the coast, crossing rich farmlands and passing through agricultural townships on the way to Dunedin, often referred to as the Edinburgh of the South. Upon arrival, we will take a guided tour of Larnach Castle to learn about its tragic and mysterious history, before enjoying High Tea in the historic ballroom.

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DAY 15 - At leisure in Dunedin (B)

Today is a free day to experience Dunedin and the greater Otago Peninsula. This heritage city offers stunning examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, most of which can be viewed on a downtown walking tour. Visit the natural history exhibits of the Otago Museum or take an interactive tour of the iconic Speight’s Brewery. For those seeking outdoor adventures, the dramatic Otago Peninsula offers opportunities to search for albatross, penguins, seals and sea lions as well as a variety of walking and biking trails.

DAY 16 - Moeraki Boulders, Christchurch (B,D)

Stop to view the mystical Moeraki Boulders, geological marvels that began to form about 60 million years ago and were exposed by the erosion of sedimentary rocks over time. Then continue to the Whiteside township of Oamaru, home to some of the best-preserved heritage buildings in New Zealand. Our journey north takes us up the coast and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Relive your amazing trip with your fellow travellers over a farewell dinner and drinks this evening. STAY: Distinction Christchurch Hotel (1 night) ACTIVITY: Moeraki Boulders

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DAY 17 - Depart Christchurch (B)

Sadly, your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. Here we bid you farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport to connect with your onward flight. TRANSFER: Distinction Christchurch Hotel to the Christchurch Airport

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17 DAY NEW ZEALAND EXPLORER ITINERARY

INCLUSIONS »» 16 nights premium hotel accommodation »» Full breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L) & 12 dinners (D) »» Welcome and farewell dinners with drinks included »» Guided by a professional Coach Captain »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Travel by 5-star luxury touring coach »» Complimentary airport transfers on arrival and departure »» Maximum group size 35 guests »» Hotel porterage

ACTIVITIES & SIGHTSEEING »» Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes »» A visit to historic Arrowtown »» TSS Earnslaw Walter Peak Cruise & Dinner »» Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise »» Guided Tour & High Tea at Larnach Castle »» Moeraki Boulders »» Entry to Hanmer Springs Hot Pools »» Scenic Interislander Ferry Crossing »» City Tour of Wellington »» Authentic Maori hangi & cultural experience »» Waikato River jetboating tour »» City Tour of Auckland

‘Haere Mai’ Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival, a Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport and will transfer you to your downtown city hotel. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner and drinks with your fellow travellers. TRANSFER: Christchurch Airport to the Distinction Christchurch Hotel STAY: Distinction Christchurch Hotel (1 night)

Day 2 - Arthur’s Pass, Punakaiki (B,D)

This morning, we cross the mighty Southern Alps via the massive viaducts, river valleys and goarges of Arthur’s Pass National Park. The only way to beat this stunning coast to coast drive is to upgrade to the famous TranzAlpine train journey, renowned as one of the most spectacular train journeys in the world. Arriving on the rugged West Coast, marvel at the bizarre limestone formations that make up the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. Tonight’s stay is at a friendly eco-resort located in the Paparoa National Park, only a stone’s throw from the beach. STAY: Punakaiki Resort (1 night) ACTIVITY: Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes

DAY 3 - Franz Josef (B,D)

Travel south along the coast to the Westland National Park, home of the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. This remarkable part of the country was shaped by the dynamic glaciers and boasts lush temperate rainforest growing beneath towering mountains. Enjoy ample free time to experience the glaciers with a guided tour, optional scenic flights, guided bush walks or opt to unwind in the local hot pools. Your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do. STAY: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef (1 night)

»» Art Deco guided walk in Napier »» Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve

Day 1 - Arrive Christchurch (D)

DAY 4 - Wanaka, Queenstown (B,D)

View incredible scenery as you travel past the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring National Park. Stop at Wanaka, a popular township on the lake’s edge with a spectacular mountain backdrop, on the way to Arrowtown, an area steeped in fascinating history relating to early settlement and the gold mining era. We skirt around the shores of Lake Wakatipu to the picturesque alpine resort of

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Queenstown. This evening, cruise across the lake aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw before reaching the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue dinner. STAY: Millennium Hotel (2 nights) ACTIVITIES: Visit historic Arrowtown, TSS Earnslaw Walter Peak Cruise & Dinner

DAY 5 - At leisure in Queenstown (B)

Today is a free day to experience this magnificent alpine resort. Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities and your Guide 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 in town or sample one of the cafes or bars along the lakefront.

DAY 6 - Spectacular Doubtful Sound (B,L,D)

Travel around Lake Wakatipu and through lush farmland to Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park. On to Manapouri, where you enjoy a leisurely cruise across the lake to West Arm. This is followed by a short coach trip on New Zealand's most expensive road, travelling over Wilmot Pass and pausing along the way to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening far below. At Deep Cove, board a modern catamaran and allow the majesty and vastness of the fiord to take your breath away. Enjoy the on-board commentary that provides insight into the region’s history, flora and fauna as you view spectacular towering mountains and wildlife. STAY: Distinction Luxmore Te Anau (1 night) ACTIVITY: Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

DAY 7 - Larnach Castle, Dunedin (B,D)

Depart Te Anau and head for the coast, crossing rich farmlands and passing through agricultural townships on the way to Dunedin, often referred to as the Edinburgh of the South. Upon arrival, we will take a guided tour of Larnach Castle to learn about its tragic and mysterious history, before enjoying High Tea in the historic ballroom. STAY: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City (2 nights) ACTIVITY: Guided Tour & High Tea at Larnach Castle

Stratosfare Restaurant, Queenstown

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DAY 8 - At leisure in Dunedin (B)

Today is a free day to experience Dunedin and the greater Otago Peninsula. This heritage city offers stunning examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, most of which can be viewed on a downtown walking tour. Visit the natural history exhibits of the Otago Museum or take an interactive tour of the iconic Speight’s Brewery. For those seeking outdoor adventures, the dramatic Otago Peninsula offers opportunities to search for albatross, penguins, seals and sea lions as well as a variety of walking and biking trails.

DAY 9 - Moeraki Boulders, Christchurch (B,D)

Stop to view the mystical Moeraki Boulders, geological marvels that began to form about 60 million years ago and were exposed by the erosion of sedimentary rocks over time. Then continue to the Whiteside township of Oamaru, home to some of the best-preserved heritage buildings in New Zealand. Our journey north takes us up the coast and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch.

DAY 12 - Art Deco Napier (B,D)

Travelling north into the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region takes us through farmland that gives way to the vast orchards and plentiful vineyards of Hawke’s Bay. On arrival in Napier this afternoon, enjoy a walking tour with a local guide who will bring the city’s fascinating Art Deco architecture and history to life. STAY: Scenic Hotel Te Pania (1 night) ACTIVITY: Art Deco guided walk

DAY 10 - Hanmer Springs (B,D)

DAY 14 - Rotorua Sightseeing (B)

After a leisurely morning, a short drive brings us to the alpine resort town of Hanmer Springs, renowned for its therapeutic thermal waters. Take in the crisp mountain air as you stroll through the village and enjoy entry into the hot pools for a relaxing soak in the naturally heated mineral waters. STAY: Heritage Hanmer Springs (1 night) ACTIVITY: Entry to Hanmer Springs Hot Pools

DAY 11 - Picton, Wellington (B)

We drive to the picturesque fishing village of Picton to board the Interislander Ferry and cruise through the spectacular Queen Charlotte Sound into Cook Strait, the channel that separates the South and North Islands. Enjoy stunning views of New Zealand’s capital city as you arrive into Wellington Harbour. A brief city tour will show you the major sights before free time for exploring on your own. Situated on the Wellington waterfront, a visit to the Te Papa Museum of New Zealand is highly recommended. STAY: Ibis Wellington Hotel (1 night) ACTIVITIES: Scenic Interislander Ferry Crossing, City Tour of Wellington

We travel north through the Bay of Plenty region, stopping by the popular beach town of Mt Maunganui on our way to the Coromandel Peninsula. 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. Our overnight stay is in Pauanui, a favourite New Zealand holiday resort nestled in the native bush and just a stone’s throw from a pristine white sand beach. STAY: Grand Mercure Puka Park Lodge (1 night)

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ACTIVITIES: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, river jetboating tour

DAY 15 - Pauanui (B,D)

DEPARTS

High Season (Sep - Apr)

Start your day with a walk through the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, famous for its geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters. Next, a scenic jet boat ride will take you along the mighty Waikato River to a magnificent thermal reserve featuring silica terraces. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon to explore Rotorua further on your own. Your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do. For dinner tonight we highly recommend checking out Eat Streat, a collection of top-notch restaurants and bars with an all-weather al fresco dining area.

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Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls as we drive through the popular lakeside resort town of Taupo, and travel past massive pine forests to reach Rotorua, centre of Maori culture and geothermal activity. This evening, you’ll be treated to a traditionally prepared Maori hangi (feast) followed by an enthralling cultural performance of Maori songs, chants and dance, including the stirring haka.

STAY: Distinction Christchurch Hotel (1 night) ACTIVITY: Moeraki Boulders

£4,191

Sun 15 Nov 20

DAY 13 - Taupo, Rotorua (B,D)

STAY: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside (2 nights) ACTIVITY: Authentic Maori hangi & cultural experience

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DAY 16 - Auckland (B,D) After a leisurely breakfast, we travel to Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’ and enjoy a city tour on arrival. You have ample time to explore the downtown area on your own this afternoon, and your Coach Captain can recommend activity options. This evening, join your friends for a farewell dinner and drinks and relive the highlights and experiences of the last two weeks. STAY: Rydges Hotel (1 night) ACTIVITIES: City Tour of Auckland

DAY 17 - Depart Auckland (B) Sadly, your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. Here we bid you farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay. You will be transferred to Auckland Airport to connect with your onward flight. TRANSFER: Rydges Hotel to the Auckland Airport

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10 DAY SOUTHERN TRAVERSE DAY 4 - Wanaka, Queenstown (B,D)

INCLUSIONS »» 9 nights premium hotel accommodation »» Full breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L) & 7 dinners (D) »» Welcome and farewell dinners with drinks included »» Guided by a professional Coach Captain »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Travel by 5-star luxury touring coach »» Complimentary airport transfers on arrival and departure »» Maximum group size 35 guests »» Hotel porterage

ACTIVITIES & SIGHTSEEING »» Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes »» A visit to historic Arrowtown »» TSS Earnslaw Walter Peak Cruise & Dinner »» Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise »» Guided Tour & High Tea at Larnach Castle »» Moeraki Boulders

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrive Christchurch

Haere Mai’ Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival, a Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport and will transfer you to your downtown city hotel. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner and drinks with your fellow travellers. TRANSFER: Christchurch Airport to the Distinction Christchurch Hotel STAY: Distinction Christchurch Hotel (1 night)

Day 2 - Arthur’s Pass, Punakaiki (B,D)

This morning, we cross the mighty Southern Alps via the massive viaducts, river valleys and goarges of Arthur’s Pass National Park. The only way to beat this stunning coast to coast drive is to upgrade to the famous TranzAlpine train journey, renowned as one of the most spectacular train journeys in the world. Arriving on the rugged West Coast, marvel at the bizarre limestone formations that make up the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. Tonight’s stay is at a friendly eco-resort located in the Paparoa National Park, only a stone’s throw from the beach. STAY: Punakaiki Resort (1 night) ACTIVITY: Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes

DAY 3 - Franz Josef (B,D)

Travel south along the coast to the Westland National Park, home of the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. This remarkable part of the country was shaped by the dynamic glaciers and boasts lush temperate rainforest growing beneath towering mountains. Enjoy ample free time to experience the glaciers with a guided tour, optional scenic flights, guided bush walks or opt to unwind in the local hot pools. Your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do. STAY: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef (1 night)

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View incredible scenery as you travel past the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring National Park. Stop at Wanaka, a popular township on the lake’s edge with a spectacular mountain backdrop, on the way to Arrowtown, an area steeped in fascinating history relating to early settlement and the gold mining era. We 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.

Abel Tasman Cruise

DAY 10 - Depart Christchurch (B)

Suggested arrival/departure Sadly, your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. Here we bid you 2 Overnights farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport to connect with your onward flight. TRANSFER: Distinction Christchurch Hotel to the Christchurch Airport

Suggested arrival/departure 2

Overnights

STAY: Millennium Hotel (2 nights) ACTIVITIES: Visit historic Arrowtown, TSS Earnslaw Walter Peak Cruise & Dinner

Punakaiki

DAY 5 - At leisure in Queenstown (B)

Today is a free day to experience this magnificent alpine resort. Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities and your Guide 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 in town or sample one of the cafes or bars along the lakefront.

DAY 6 - Spectacular Doubtful Sound (B,L,D)

Travel around Lake Wakatipu and through lush farmland to Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park. On to Manapouri, where you enjoy a leisurely cruise across the lake to West Arm. This is followed by a short coach trip on New Zealand's most expensive road, travelling over Wilmot Pass and pausing along the way to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening far below. At Deep Cove, board a modern catamaran and allow the majesty and vastness of the fiord to take your breath away. Enjoy the on-board commentary that provides insight into the region’s history, flora and fauna as you view spectacular towering mountains and wildlife. STAY: Distinction Luxmore Te Anau (1 night) ACTIVITY: Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

DAY 7 - Larnach Castle, Dunedin (B,D)

Depart Te Anau and head for the coast, crossing rich farmlands and passing through agricultural townships on the way to Dunedin, often referred to as the Edinburgh of the South. Upon arrival, we will take a guided tour of Larnach Castle to learn about its tragic and mysterious history, before enjoying High Tea in the historic ballroom.

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DAY 8 - At leisure in Dunedin (B)

Stop to view the mystical Moeraki Boulders, geological marvels that began to form about 60 million years ago and were exposed by the erosion of sedimentary rocks over time. Then continue to the Whiteside township of Oamaru, home to some of the best-preserved heritage buildings in New Zealand. Our journey north takes us up the coast and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Relive your amazing trip with your fellow travellers over a farewell dinner and drinks this evening.

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STAY: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City (2 nights) ACTIVITY: Guided Tour & High Tea at Larnach Castle Today is a free day to experience Dunedin and the greater Otago Peninsula. This heritage city offers stunning examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, most of which can be viewed on a downtown walking tour. Visit the natural history exhibits of the Otago Museum or take an interactive tour of the iconic Speight’s Brewery. For those seeking outdoor adventures, the dramatic Otago Peninsula offers opportunities to search for albatross, penguins, seals and sea lions as well as a variety of walking and biking trails.

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INCLUSIONS »» 8 nights premium hotel accommodation »» Full breakfast daily (B) & 6 dinners (D) »» Welcome and farewell dinners with drinks included

DAY 4 - Art Deco Napier (B,D) us through farmland that gives way to the vast orchards and plentiful vineyards of Hawke’s Bay. On arrival in Napier this afternoon, enjoy a

»» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown

ACTIVITY: Art Deco guided walk

»» Travel by 5-star luxury touring coach

DAY 5 - Taupo, Rotorua (B,D)

»» Hotel porterage

Auckland

evening, you’ll be treated to a traditionally prepared Maori hangi (feast)

ACTIVITY: Authentic Maori hangi & cultural experience

»» City Tour of Wellington

DAY 6 - Rotorua Sightseeing (B)

»» Art Deco guided walk in Napier

Start your day with a walk through the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland,

“Haere Mai’ Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival, a Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport and will transfer you to your downtown city hotel. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner and drinks with your fellow travellers. TRANSFER: Christchurch Airport to the Distinction Christchurch Hotel STAY: Distinction Christchurch Hotel (1 night)

Day 2 - Hanmer Springs (B,D)

After a leisurely morning, a short drive brings us to the alpine resort town of Hanmer Springs, renowned for its therapeutic thermal waters. Take in the crisp mountain air as you stroll through the village and enjoy entry into the hot pools for a relaxing soak in the naturally heated mineral waters. STAY: Heritage Hanmer Springs (1 night) ACTIVITY: Entry to Hanmer Springs Hot Pools

Day 3 - Picton, Wellington (B)

Picton

and dance, including the stirring haka.

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Christchurch

famous for its geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters. Next,

a scenic jet boat ride will take you along the mighty Waikato River to a

magnificent thermal reserve featuring silica terraces. Enjoy the rest of the

afternoon to explore Rotorua further on your own. Your Coach Captain can

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we highly recommend checking out Eat Streat, a collection of top-notch restaurants and bars with an all-weather al fresco dining area.

Day 1 - Arrive Christchurch (D)

Napier

reach Rotorua, centre of Maori culture and geothermal activity. This

»» Scenic Interislander Ferry Crossing

ITINERARY

Rotorua

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STAY: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside (2 nights)

»» City Tour of Auckland

Pauanui

lakeside resort town of Taupo, and travel past massive pine forests to

ACTIVITIES & SIGHTSEEING

»» Waikato River jetboating tour

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Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls as we drive through the popular

»» Entry to Hanmer Springs Hot Pools

»» Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve

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followed by an enthralling cultural performance of Maori songs, chants

»» Authentic Maori hangi & cultural experience

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architecture and history to life.

STAY: Scenic Hotel Te Pania (1 night)

»» Maximum group size 35 guests

Interislander Ferry 2

walking tour with a local guide who will bring the city’s fascinating Art Deco

»» Guided by a professional Coach Captain

»» Complimentary airport transfers on arrival and departure

Suggested arrival/departure

Travelling north into the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region takes

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DEPARTS

DAY 7 - Pauanui (B,D) We travel north through the Bay of Plenty region, stopping by the popular

beach town of Mt Maunganui on our way to the Coromandel Peninsula. The

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excellent beaches and is a place where many kiwis choose to escape the

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Coromandel Peninsula is a beautiful, rugged area fringed with dozens of hustle and hype of city life. Our overnight stay is in Pauanui, a favourite

New Zealand holiday resort nestled in the native bush and just a stone’s throw from a pristine white sand beach.

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STAY: Grand Mercure Puka Park Lodge (1 night)

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DAY 8 - Auckland (B,D)

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After a leisurely breakfast, we travel to Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’ and

enjoy a city tour on arrival. You have ample time to explore the downtown area on your own this afternoon, and your Coach Captain can recommend activity options. This evening, join your friends for a farewell dinner and drinks and relive the highlights and experiences of the last two weeks.

We drive to the picturesque fishing village of Picton to board the Interislander Ferry and cruise through the spectacular Queen Charlotte Sound into Cook Strait, the channel that separates the South and North Islands. Enjoy stunning views of New Zealand’s capital city as you arrive into Wellington Harbour. A brief city tour will show you the major sights before free time for exploring on your own. Situated on the Wellington waterfront, a visit to the Te Papa Museum of New Zealand is highly recommended.

STAY: Rydges Hotel (1 night)

STAY: Ibis Wellington Hotel (1 night) ACTIVITIES: Scenic Interislander Ferry Crossing, City Tour of Wellington

TRANSFER: Rydges Hotel to the Auckland Airport

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ACTIVITIES: City Tour of Auckland

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DAY 9 - Depart Auckland (B) Sadly, your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. Here we bid you

farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay. You

will be transferred to Auckland Airport to connect with your onward flight.

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20 DAY NEW ZEALAND ODYSSEY INCLUSIONS »» 18 nights luxury hotel and boutique accommodation »» 1 night overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound »» Full breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L) & 12 dinners (D) »» Welcome and farewell dinners with drinks included »» Guided by a professional Coach Captain »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Travel by purpose built, luxury Platinum Touring coach »» Complimentary airport transfers on arrival and departure »» Maximum group size 24 guests »» Hotel porterage

ACTIVITIES & SIGHTSEEING »» Tour of Waiheke Island »» Lake Rotoiti cruise »» See the Blue & Green Lakes »» Authentic Maori hangi & cultural experience »» Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland »» View Huka Falls »» Guided Art Deco Walk in Napier »» Wine tasting and fine dining at Mission Estate vineyard »» Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre »» Wellington Orientation Tour »» Interislander Ferry Crossing »» Scenic Water Taxi Ride in Abel Tasman National Park »» Visit a NZ Fur Seal colony

includes sightseeing, visits to a couple of the island’s top vineyards and sampling Waiheke’s gourmet culinary delights. Returning to the mainland in the early afternoon, we leave the big city behind and drive south to our peaceful coastal retreat, where you can walk on the black sand beach, spoil yourself at the day spa or enjoy a cold drink whilst taking in stunning panoramic views of the Tasman Sea. STAY: Castaways Resort (1 night) ACTIVITY: Tour of Waiheke Island

DAY 3 - Rotorua (B)

We continue our journey south to the heart of the North Island, the geothermal city of Rotorua. You have the afternoon free to explore this fascinating city known for its rich Maori culture, natural hot springs, bubbling mud pools and beautiful forests and lakes. Your Coach Captain can assist with booking any optional activities you would like to do. For dinner tonight we highly recommend checking out Eat Streat, a collection of top-notch restaurants and bars with an all-weather al fresco dining area. STAY: Regent of Rotorua / Prince’s Gate Hotel (2 nights)

DAY 4 - Lake Rotoiti Cruise (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 hot springs, accessible only by boat. This afternoon we visit the Blue and Green Lakes before returning to Rotorua. This evening, we treated to a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance at our featured Maori cultural exprience.

»» A visit to historic Arrowtown,

DAY 6 - At leisure in Hawke’s Bay (B,D)

Widely regarded as the ‘Tuscany of the South Pacific’, this region boasts some of New Zealand’s best wineries. Enjoy a free day to experience some of the many optional activities available or simply relax and enjoy your surroundings. This evening, we visit Mission Estate, New Zealand’s oldest winery established by a group of French missionaries in 1851. Enjoy wine tastings followed by a fine dining experience in the elegantly restored seminary with its sweeping views over the vineyards, city and the coast beyond. ACTIVITY: Wine tasting and fine dining at Mission Estate vineyard

DAY 7 - Pukaha Mt Bruce, Wellington (B)

Travel this morning to the Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, a captive-breeding sanctuary for the country’s most endangered birds and home to the only white kiwi in captivity. We carry on 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) ACTIVITIES: Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, Wellington Orientation Tour

DAY 8 - Explore the Nation’s Capital (B)

ACTIVITIES: Lake Rotoiti cruise, see the Blue & Green Lakes, authentic Maori hangi & cultural experience

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 to stay active, take a walk around the harbor front to Oriental Bay and visit one of the many cafes before returning to the city.

DAY 5 - Lake Taupo, Napier (B)

DAY 9 - Abel Tasman (B,D)

This morning takes us first to the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland to see some of New Zealand’s most unique geothermal and volcanic features. Next, we stop near Taupo to view the mighty Huka Falls on our way through the popular lakeside town. Continue on to Napier, one of the world’s finest Art Deco cities. This afternoon your local guide will bring the fascinating history and architecture to life as you take a guided walk of the town. STAY: The Crown Hotel / Scenic Hotel Te Pania (2 nights) ACTIVITIES: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, view Huka Falls, Guided Art Deco Walk

»» TranzAlpine train journey

Tasman Glacier Boat Expedition

This morning we board the Interislander Ferry to cruise across the Cook Strait through the magnificent Marlborough Sounds. From there we drive across the top of the South Island to Marahau, the gateway to Abel Tasman National Park. A water taxi carries us on a scenic coastal cruise to our secluded accommodation located within the heart of the national park in Awaroa Bay, surrounded by pristine waterways and native forest. STAY: Awaroa Lodge (2 nights) ACTIVITIES: Interislander Ferry Crossing, Scenic Water Taxi Ride

»» Overnight Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise »» Guided tour of Larnach Castle with High Tea »» Moeraki Boulders

ITINERARY Day 1 - Arrive Auckland (D)

‘Haere Mai’ Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival, you will be met by a Kirra Tours representative and transferred to your downtown city hotel. This evening join your fellow travellers for a three course welcome dinner and drinks at the opulent Cooke’s Restaurant at the Hotel Grand Windsor. TRANSFER: Auckland Airport to the Hotel Grand Windsor STAY: Hotel Grand Windsor (1 night)

Day 2 - Waiheke Island, Waiuku (B,D)

After breakfast, a brief ferry ride into the Hauraki Gulf brings us to Waiheke Island, an internationally renowned haven for vineyards, olive groves, art galleries and sandy beaches. Enjoy a locally guided tour that

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Mudbrick Winery, Waiheke Island

DAY 10 -Discover Abel Tasman National Park (B,D)

Named after the first European explorer to sight New Zealand, Abel Tasman is the country’s smallest, but most visited national park. Renowned for its golden sand beaches, stunning blue water and native coastal forestland, it is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Spend a free day on a guided kayak or sailing excursion, relax on Awaroa Beach or explore the walking tracks around the lodge.

DAY 11 - Nelson, Blenheim (B,D)

The water taxi returns us to our coach for the next part of the journey. We stop to wander around sunny Nelson, a city with a thriving arts and crafts scene, then drive across the Marlborough Region to the charming town of Blenheim. With several world-class vineyards close to tonight’s accommodation, your Coach Captain will offer the option to visit a winery to sample the region’s famous Sauvignon Blanc. STAY: Chateau Marlborough (1 night) ACTIVITY: Water taxi

DAY 12 - Kaikoura, Christchurch (B,D)

Stop in picturesque coastal Kaikoura to visit a New Zealand Fur Seal (Kekeno) colony, before travelling on to Christchurch, the South Island’s largest city. This afternoon you are free to explore and take in the city sights and public gardens that give Christchurch its nickname ‘the Garden City’. Your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do. STAY: Rydges Latimer Christchurch (1 night) ACTIVITY: Visit a NZ Fur Seal colony

DAY 15 - At leisure in Queenstown (B)

Suggested arrival/departure

Queenstown is regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination and today is free to experience this magnificent alpine 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. Experience the thrills of riding on the world-famous Shotover Jet Boat, perhaps cruise Lake Wakatipu on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, take a 4WD tour to the gold mining area of Skippers Canyon or for the more adventurous, try white water rafting. Alternatively, browse in the many local shops and galleries or take a stroll around the lakefront.

A short drive brings us to the tiny train station of Springfield. Board the award-winning TranzAlpine train for the spectacular rail journey to Arthur's Pass, the South Island’s highest altitude settlement. Enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as you travel alongside the ice-fed Waimakariri River and traverse the majestic Southern Alps, where spectacular views of the chiseled alpine landscape will take your breath away at every turn. On to the West Coast village of Franz Josef where you can relax in a tranquil rainforest environment. STAY: Te Waonui Forest Retreat (1 night) ACTIVITY: TranzAlpine train journey

Skirt the shores of Lake Wakatipu and travel through lush farmland to Te Anau. On to Manapouri, where you enjoy a leisurely cruise across this picturesque lake to West Arm. This is followed by a short coach trip on New Zealand's most expensive road, travelling over Wilmot Pass and pausing along the way to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening far below. At Deep Cove, your crew and the ‘Fiordland Navigator’ await. Designed along the lines of a traditional scow, the ‘Fiordland Navigator’ blends old world charm with modern comfort and as you cruise through some of the fiord’s most stunning scenery, knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share with you their passion for the region through their commentary. After dropping anchor in a sheltered cove, you can choose to explore the shoreline by kayak or tender boat or you can simply relax on board. As the majesty of Doubtful Sound unfolds before you, its beauty and vastness will take your breath away.

Enjoy a hearty breakfast this morning before exploring other parts of the fiord. We retrace our steps back to Manapouri where you re-join your coach for the journey to Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South. This drive takes us via the country’s southernmost city, Invercargill, and along the scenic Catlins Coast, home to rugged landscapes, dense rainforests and a variety of marine wildlife.

STAY: Heritage Queenstown Hotel (2 nights) ACTIVITY: A visit to historic Arrowtown

This morning, travel to Larnach Castle for a guided tour, learning about its tragic and mysterious history before enjoying High Tea in the historic ballroom. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Dunedin and the greater Otago Peninsula. Your Coach Captain will assist with any optional activities you would like to do.

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Stop to view the mystical Moeraki Boulders, geological marvels that began to form about 60 million years ago and were exposed by the erosion of sedimentary rocks over time. From there, we travel north up the coast through the towns of Oamaru and Timaru and across the fertile Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. This evening join your friends for a farewell dinner and relive the many great experiences of the last three weeks.

Sadly, your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. Here we bid you farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport to connect with your onward flight.

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DAY 19 - Moeraki Boulders, Christchurch (B,D)

Rotorua

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ACTIVITY: Guided tour of Larnach Castle with High Tea

STAY: Rydges Latimer Christchurch (1 night) ACTIVITY: Moeraki Boulders

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DAY 18 - Larnach Castle, Dunedin (B)

Before our departure this morning, there is the opportunity to take an optional scenic flight over this remarkable glacial region (subject to weather conditions). Later, view incredible scenery as you travel past the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks. There is time to wander around the popular lakeside township of Wanaka before stopping at the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, once a haven for the gold prospectors of the 1860’s and home to a fascinating collection of mining cottages.

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DAY 17 - Manapouri, Dunedin (B,D)

STAY: Distinction Dunedin Hotel (2 nights)

DAY 14 - Wanaka, Queenstown (B)

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DAY 16 - Overnight Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise (B,L,D)

STAY: Fiordland Navigator (1 night) ACTIVITY: Overnight Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

DAY 13 - TranzAlpine, Franz Josef (B,D)

Interislander Ferry Train Journey

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£9,148

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18 DAY NEW ZEALAND GRANDEUR ITINERARY

INCLUSIONS »» 16 nights luxury hotel and boutique accommodation »» 1 night overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound »» Full breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L) & 10 dinners (D) »» Welcome and farewell dinners with drinks included »» Guided by a professional Coach Captain »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Travel by purpose built, luxury Platinum Touring coach »» Complimentary airport transfers on arrival and departure »» Maximum group size 24 guests »» Hotel porterage

ACTIVITIES & SIGHTSEEING

Day 1 - Arrive Christchurch (D)

‘Haere Mai’ Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival, you will be met by a Kirra Tours representative and transferred to your downtown city hotel. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner and drinks to get to know each other before the adventure begins! TRANSFER: Christchurch Airport to the Rydges Latimer Christchurch STAY: Rydges Latimer Christchurch (1 night)

Day 2 - TranzAlpine, Franz Josef (B,D)

A short drive brings us to the tiny train station of Springfield. Board the award-winning TranzAlpine train for the spectacular rail journey to Arthur's Pass, the South Island’s highest altitude settlement. Enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as you travel alongside the ice-fed Waimakariri River and traverse the majestic Southern Alps, where spectacular views of the chiseled alpine landscape will take your breath away at every turn. On to the West Coast village of Franz Josef where you can relax in a tranquil rainforest environment. STAY: Te Waonui Forest Retreat (1 night) ACTIVITY: TranzAlpine train journey

»» TranzAlpine train journey »» A visit to historic Arrowtown,

DAY 3 - Wanaka, Queenstown (B)

»» Overnight Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

Before our departure this morning, there is the opportunity to take an optional scenic flight over this remarkable glacial region (subject to weather conditions). Later, view incredible scenery as you travel past the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks. There is time to wander around the popular lakeside township of Wanaka before stopping at the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, once a haven for the gold prospectors of the 1860’s and home to a fascinating collection of mining cottages.

»» Guided tour of Larnach Castle with High Tea »» Moeraki Boulders »» Visit a NZ Fur Seal colony »» Scenic Interislander Ferry Crossing »» Guided tour of Te Papa Museum »» Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre »» Wine tasting and fine dining at Mission Estate vineyard »» Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve »» Authentic Maori hangi & cultural experience »» Lake Rotoiti cruise »» See the Blue & Green Lakes »» Hamilton Gardens »» Auckland City Tour

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STAY: Heritage Queenstown Hotel (2 nights) ACTIVITY: A visit to historic Arrowtown

DAY 4 - At leisure in Queenstown (B)

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DAY 6 -Manapouri, Dunedin (B,D)

Enjoy a hearty breakfast this morning before exploring other parts of the fiord. We retrace our steps back to Manapouri where you re-join your coach for the journey to Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South. This drive takes us via the country’s southernmost city, Invercargill, and along the scenic coastal Catlins Coast, home to rugged landscapes, dense rainforests and a variety of marine wildlife. STAY: Distinction Dunedin Hotel (2 nights)

DAY 7 - Larnach Castle, Dunedin (B)

This morning, travel to Larnach Castle for a guided tour, learning about its tragic and mysterious history before enjoying High Tea in the historic ballroom. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Dunedin and the greater Otago Peninsula. Your Coach Captain will assist with any optional activities you would like to do. ACTIVITY: Guided tour of Larnach Castle with High Tea

DAY 8 - Moeraki Boulders, Christchurch (B,D)

Stop to view the mystical Moeraki Boulders, geological marvels that began to form about 60 million years ago and were exposed by the erosion of sedimentary rocks over time. From there, we travel north up the coast through Oamaru, known for its Victorian precinct and Steampunk HQ Museum, and port city of Timaru, before crossing the fertile Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. STAY: Rydges Latimer Christchurch (1 night) ACTIVITY: Moeraki Boulders

DAY 9 - Kaikoura, Blenheim (B,D)

Head north to the picturesque coastal town of Kaikoura and visit a New Zealand Fur Seal (Kekeno) colony. Continue to the charming town of Blenheim in the heart of the Marlborough Region. With several world-class vineyards close to tonight’s accommodation, your Coach Captain will offer the option to visit a winery to sample the region’s famous Sauvignon Blanc.

Queenstown is regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination and today is free to experience this magnificent alpine 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. Experience the thrills of riding on the world-famous Shotover Jet Boat, perhaps cruise Lake Wakatipu on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, take a 4WD tour to the gold mining area of Skippers Canyon or for the more adventurous, try white water rafting. Alternatively, browse in the many local shops and galleries or take a stroll around the lakefront.

STAY: Chateau Marlborough (1 night) ACTIVITY: Visit a NZ Fur Seal colony

DAY 5 - Overnight Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise (B,L,D)

STAY: The Bolton Hotel (2 nights) ACTIVITIES: Scenic Interislander Ferry Crossing, Guided tour of Te Papa Museum

Skirt the shores of Lake Wakatipu and travel through lush farmland to Te Anau. On to Manapouri, where you enjoy a leisurely cruise across this picturesque lake to West Arm. This is followed by a short coach trip on New Zealand's most expensive road, travelling over Wilmot Pass and pausing along the way to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening far below. At Deep Cove, your crew and the ‘Fiordland Navigator’ await. Designed along the lines of a traditional scow, the ‘Fiordland Navigator’ blends old world charm with modern comfort and as you cruise through some of the fiord’s most stunning scenery, knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share with you their passion for the region through their commentary. After dropping anchor in a sheltered cove, you can choose to explore the shoreline by kayak or tender boat or you can simply relax on board. As the majesty of Doubtful Sound unfolds before you, its beauty and vastness will take your breath away. STAY: Fiordland Navigator (1 night) ACTIVITY: Overnight Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

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DAY 10 - Picton, Wellington (B)

We’ll make a brief stop in the small fishing village of Picton before boarding the Interislander Ferry for the journey through the magnificent Marlborough Sounds and across the Cook Strait to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. This afternoon we will take a guided tour to discover the treasures of Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand.

DAY 11 - At leisure in Wellington (B)

Today is a free day at leisure to explore the nation's capital. There is plenty to see and do around this vibrant city such as riding the famous Cable Car up the hill to Kelburn for amazing views or a visit to Zealandia Eco Sanctuary. Another very popular excursion is a visit to the Weta Workshop, a world-leading design and special effects facility for major Hollywood film makers. If you like to stay active, take a walk around the harbour to Oriental Bay and visit one of the many cafés before returning to the city.

DAY 12 - Pukaha Mt Bruce, Napier (B)

We stop at the Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, a captive breeding sanctuary for the country’s most endangered birds and home to the only white kiwi in captivity. Arriving into Napier in the late afternoon, there is time to


Redwoods Treetop Walk

stroll amongst the perfectly preserved Art Deco facades and view the Sea Walls murals painted on more than 50 walls around the city.

dinner tonight we highly recommend checking out Eat Streat, a collection of top-notch restaurants and bars with an all-weather al fresco dining area.

STAY: The Crown Hotel / Scenic Hotel Te Pania (2 nights) ACTIVITY: Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre

ACTIVITIES: Lake Rotoiti cruise, see the Blue & Green Lakes

DAY 13 - At leisure in Napier (B,D)

Widely regarded as the ‘Tuscany of the South Pacific’, this region boasts some of New Zealand’s best wineries. Enjoy a free day to experience some of the many optional activities available or simply relax and enjoy your surroundings. This evening, we visit Mission Estate, New Zealand’s oldest winery established by a group of French missionaries in 1851. Enjoy wine tastings followed by a fine dining experience in the elegantly restored seminary with its sweeping views over the vineyards, city and the coast beyond.

DAY 16 - Waiuku (B,D)

ACTIVITY: Wine tasting and fine dining at Mission Estate vineyard

DAY 14 - Taupo, Rotorua (B,D)

DAY 17 - Auckland (B,D)

STAY: Regent of Rotorua / Prince’s Gate Hotel (2 nights) ACTIVITIES: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve, authentic Maori hangi & cultural experience

DAY 15 - Lake Rotoiti Cruise (B)

Today’s highlight is an exclusive cruise across the serene, clear waters of Lake Rotoiti. Explore native bays and coves of the lake under sail on our luxury catamaran and bathe in the thermal waters of the Manupirua hot springs, accessible only by boat. This afternoon we see the Blue and Green Lakes before spending the rest of the afternoon at leisure in Rotorua. For

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Overnights

After a leisurely breakfast, we cross the Mamaku Ranges into the lush farmlands of the Waikato district. We will stop to stretch our legs and wander through the award-winning Hamilton Gardens. Reaching our peaceful coastal retreat in the afternoon, you can venture out for a walk along the black sand beach below the resort or opt to relax with a spa treatment before enjoying a delicious dinner with stunning panoramic views of the Tasman Sea. STAY: Castaways Resort (1 night) ACTIVITY: Hamilton Gardens

Stop to view the might Huka Falls on the way through Taupo before arriving at the geothermal wonderland of Wai-O-Tapu. Sculptured by volcanic activity and thousands of years in the making, this uniquely different natural landscape is considered to be New Zealand's most colourful, diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance, including the stirring haka.

Suggested arrival/departure

Auckland Waiuku

STAY: Hotel Grand Windsor (1 night) ACTIVITY: Auckland City Tour

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We drive into Auckland and enjoy a city tour showcasing the highlights of NZ’s largest city. You’ll cross the Harbour Bridge for wonderful view of the city skyline across the Hauraki Gulf, explore the lookout at Bastion Point and visit the city’s oldest park, the Auckland Domain with its elegant Wintergardens. Afterwards, you are free to explore further on your own. This evening, re-join your friends for a final farewell dinner to relive the many great experiences of the last few weeks.

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DAY 18 - Depart Auckland (B)

Sadly, your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. Here we bid you farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay. You will be transferred to Auckland Airport to connect with your onward flight.

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TRANSFER: Hotel Grand Windsor to the Auckland Airport Stay: Chateau Marlborough

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FINISHES

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knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share with you their passion for the region through their commentary. After dropping anchor in a sheltered cove, you can choose to explore the shoreline by kayak or tender boat or you can simply relax on board. As the majesty of Doubtful Sound unfolds before you, its beauty and vastness will take your breath away.

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STAY: Fiordland Navigator (1 night) ACTIVITY: Overnight Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

DAY 10 - Manapouri, Dunedin (B,D)

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Enjoy a hearty breakfast this morning before exploring other parts of the fiord. We retrace our steps back to Manapouri where you re-join your coach for the journey to Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South. This drive takes us via the country’s southernmost city, Invercargill, and along the scenic Catlins Coast, home to rugged landscapes, dense rainforests and a variety of marine wildlife. STAY: Distinction Dunedin Hotel (2 nights)

DAY 11 - Larnach Castle, Dunedin (B)

This morning, travel to Larnach Castle for a guided tour, learning about its tragic and mysterious history before enjoying High Tea in the historic ballroom. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Dunedin and the greater Otago Peninsula. Your Coach Captain will assist with any optional activities you would like to do. ACTIVITY: Guided tour of Larnach Castle with High Tea

DAY 12 - Moeraki Boulders, Christchurch (B,D)

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DAY 4 - Nelson, Blenheim (B,D)

INCLUSIONS »» 11 nights luxury hotel and boutique accommodation »» 1 night overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound »» Full breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L) & 8 dinners (D) »» Farewell dinner with drinks included »» Guided by a professional Coach Captain »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Travel by purpose built, luxury Platinum Touring coach »» Complimentary airport transfers on arrival and departure »» Maximum group size 24 guests »» Hotel porterage

ACTIVITIES & SIGHTSEEING »» Interislander Ferry Crossing »» Scenic Water Taxi Ride in Abel Tasman National Park »» Visit a NZ Fur Seal colony »» TranzAlpine train journey »» A visit to historic Arrowtown, »» Overnight Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise »» Guided tour of Larnach Castle with High Tea »» Moeraki Boulders

The water taxi returns us to our coach for the next part of the journey. We stop to wander around sunny Nelson, a city with a thriving arts and crafts scene, then drive across the Marlborough Region to the charming town of Blenheim. With several world-class vineyards close to tonight’s accommodation, your Coach Captain will offer the option to visit a winery to sample the region’s famous Sauvignon Blanc. STAY: Chateau Marlborough (1 night) ACTIVITY: Water taxi

Stop to view the mystical Moeraki Boulders, geological marvels that began to form about 60 million years ago and were exposed by the erosion of sedimentary rocks over time. From there, we travel north up the coast through the towns of Oamaru and Timaru and across the fertile Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. This evening join your friends for a farewell dinner and relive the many great experiences of the last three weeks. STAY: Rydges Latimer Christchurch (1 night) ACTIVITY: Moeraki Boulders

DAY 13 - Depart Christchurch (B)

Sadly, your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. Here we bid you farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport to connect with your onward flight. TRANSFER: Rydges Latimer Christchurch to the Christchurch Airport

DAY 5 - Kaikoura, Christchurch (B,D)

Stop in picturesque coastal Kaikoura to visit a New Zealand Fur Seal (Kekeno) colony, before travelling on to Christchurch, the South Island’s largest city. This afternoon you are free to explore and take in the city sights and public gardens that give Christchurch its nickname ‘the Garden City’. Your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do.

Suggested arrival/departure Interislander Ferry Train Journey 2

Overnights

STAY: Rydges Latimer Christchurch (1 night) ACTIVITY: Visit a NZ Fur Seal colony

Abel Tasman

A short drive brings us to the tiny train station of Springfield. Board the award-winning TranzAlpine train for the spectacular rail journey to Arthur's Pass, the South Island’s highest altitude settlement. Enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as you travel alongside the ice-fed Waimakariri River and traverse the majestic Southern Alps, where spectacular views of the chiseled alpine landscape will take your breath away at every turn. On to the West Coast village of Franz Josef where you can relax in a tranquil rainforest environment.

Day 1 - Arrive Wellington

‘Haere Mai’ Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival, you will be met by a Kirra Tours representative and transferred to your downtown city hotel. The rest of today is free to explore the nation’s capital. 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. TRANSFER: Wellington Airport to the Bolton Hotel STAY: The Bolton Hotel (1 night)

Day 2 - Abel Tasman (B,D)

This morning we board the Interislander Ferry to cruise across the Cook Strait through the magnificent Marlborough Sounds. From there we drive across the top of the South Island to Marahau, the gateway to Abel Tasman National Park. A water taxi carries us on a scenic coastal cruise to our secluded accommodation located within the heart of the national park in Awaroa Bay, surrounded by pristine waterways and native forest. STAY: Awaroa Lodge (2 nights) ACTIVITIES: Interislander Ferry Crossing, Scenic Water Taxi Ride

DAY 3 - Discover Abel Tasman National Park (B,D)

Named after the first European explorer to sight New Zealand, Abel Tasman is the country’s smallest, but most visited national park. Renowned for its golden sand beaches, stunning blue water and native coastal forestland, it is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Spend a free day on a guided kayak or sailing excursion, relax on Awaroa Beach or explore the walking tracks around the lodge.

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Before our departure this morning, there is the opportunity to take an optional scenic flight over this remarkable glacial region (subject to weather conditions). Later, view incredible scenery as you travel past the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks. There is time to wander around the popular lakeside township of Wanaka before stopping at the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, once a haven for the gold prospectors of the 1860’s and home to a fascinating collection of mining cottages. STAY: Heritage Queenstown Hotel (2 nights) ACTIVITY: A visit to historic Arrowtown

DAY 8 - At leisure in Queenstown (B)

Queenstown is regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination and today is free to experience this magnificent alpine 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. Experience the thrills of riding on the world-famous Shotover Jet Boat, perhaps cruise Lake Wakatipu on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, take a 4WD tour to the gold mining area of Skippers Canyon or for the more adventurous, try white water rafting. Alternatively, browse in the many local shops and galleries or take a stroll around the lakefront.

DAY 9 - Overnight Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise (B,L,D)

Skirt the shores of Lake Wakatipu and travel through lush farmland to Te Anau. On to Manapouri, where you enjoy a leisurely cruise across this picturesque lake to West Arm. This is followed by a short coach trip on New Zealand's most expensive road, travelling over Wilmot Pass and pausing along the way to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening far below. At Deep Cove, your crew and the ‘Fiordland Navigator’ await. Designed along the lines of a traditional scow, the ‘Fiordland Navigator’ blends old world charm with modern comfort and as you cruise through some of the fiord’s most stunning scenery,

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DAY 6 - TranzAlpine, Franz Josef (B,D)

STAY: Te Waonui Forest Retreat (1 night) ACTIVITY: TranzAlpine train journey

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Tue 17 Nov 20

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Tue 02 Feb 21

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DAY 4 - At leisure in Wellington (B)

Today is a free day at leisure to explore the nation's capital. There is plenty to see and do around this vibrant city such as riding the famous Cable Car up the hill to Kelburn for amazing views or a visit to Zealandia Eco Sanctuary. Another very popular excursion is a visit to the Weta Workshop, a world- leading design and special effects facility for major Hollywood film makers. If you like to stay active, take a walk around the harbour to Oriental Bay and visit one of the many cafés before returning to the city.

DAY 5 - Pukaha Mt Bruce, Napier (B)

We stop at the Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, a captive breeding sanctuary for the country’s most endangered birds and home to the only white kiwi in captivity. Arriving into Napier in the late afternoon, there is time to stroll amongst the perfectly preserved Art Deco facades and view the Sea Walls murals painted on more than 50 walls around the city.

ACTIVITIES & SIGHTSEEING

STAY: The Crown Hotel / Scenic Hotel Te Pania (2 nights) ACTIVITY: Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre

»» Visit a NZ Fur Seal colony

»» Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve

DAY 6 At leisure in Napier (B,D) Widely regarded as the ‘Tuscany of the South Pacific’, this region boasts some of New Zealand’s best wineries. Enjoy a free day to experience some of the many optional activities available or simply relax and enjoy your surroundings. This evening, we visit Mission Estate, New Zealand’s oldest winery established by a group of French missionaries in 1851. Enjoy wine tastings followed by a fine dining experience in the elegantly restored seminary with its sweeping views over the vineyards, city and the coast beyond.

»» Authentic Maori hangi & cultural experience

ACTIVITY: Wine tasting and fine dining at Mission Estate vineyard

»» Lake Rotoiti cruise

DAY 7 - Taupo, Rotorua (B,D)

»» Scenic Interislander Ferry Crossing »» Guided tour of Te Papa Museum »» Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre »» Wine tasting and fine dining at Mission Estate vineyard

»» See the Blue & Green Lakes »» Hamilton Gardens »» Auckland City Tour

ITINERARY Day 1 - Arrive Christchurch (D)

‘Haere Mai’ Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival, you will be met by a Kirra Tours representative and transferred to your downtown city hotel. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner and drinks to get to know each other before your adventure begins! TRANSFER: Christchurch Airport to the Rydges Latimer Christchurch STAY: Rydges Latimer Christchurch (1 night)

Day 2 - Kaikoura, Blenheim (B,D)

Head north to the picturesque coastal town of Kaikoura and visit a New Zealand Fur Seal (Kekeno) colony. Continue to the charming town of Blenheim in the heart of the Marlborough Region. With several world-class vineyards close to tonight’s accommodation, your Coach Captain will offer the option to visit a winery to sample the region’s famous Sauvignon Blanc. STAY: Chateau Marlborough (1 night) ACTIVITY: Visit a NZ Fur Seal colony

DAY 3 - Picton, Wellington (B)

We’ll make a brief stop in the small fishing village of Picton before boarding the Interislander Ferry for the journey through the magnificent Marlborough Sounds and across the Cook Strait to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. This afternoon we will take a guided tour to discover the treasures of Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand. STAY: The Bolton Hotel (2 nights) ACTIVITIES: Scenic Interislander Ferry Crossing, Guided tour of Te Papa Museum

Marlborough-Sounds

Point and visit the city’s oldest park, the Auckland Domain with its elegant Wintergardens. Afterwards, you are free to explore further on your own. This evening, re-join your friends for a final farewell dinner to relive the many great experiences of the last few weeks. STAY: Hotel Grand Windsor (1 night) ACTIVITY: Auckland City Tour

DAY 11 - Depart Auckland (B)

Sadly, your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. Here we bid you farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay. You will be transferred to Auckland Airport to connect with your onward flight. TRANSFER: Hotel Grand Windsor to the Auckland Airport.

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Auckland Waiuku

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Rotorua

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Stop to view the might Huka Falls on the way through Taupo before arriving at the geothermal wonderland of Wai-O-Tapu. Sculptured by volcanic activity and thousands of years in the making, this uniquely different natural landscape is considered to be New Zealand's most colourful, diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance, including the stirring haka.

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STAY: Regent of Rotorua / Prince’s Gate Hotel (2 nights) ACTIVITIES: Wai-OTapu Thermal Reserve, authentic Maori hangi & cultural experience

DAY 8 - Lake Rotoiti Cruise (B)

Today’s highlight is an exclusive cruise across the serene, clear waters of Lake Rotoiti. Explore native bays and coves of the lake under sail on our luxury catamaran and bathe in the thermal waters of the Manupirua hot springs, accessible only by boat. This afternoon we see the Blue and Green Lakes before spending the rest of the afternoon at leisure in Rotorua. For dinner tonight we highly recommend checking out Eat Streat, a collection of top-notch restaurants and bars with an all-weather al fresco dining area.

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ACTIVITIES: Lake Rotoiti cruise, see the Blue & Green Lakes

DAY 9 - Waiuku (B,D)

After a leisurely breakfast, we cross the Mamaku Ranges into the lush farmlands of the Waikato district. We will stop to stretch our legs and wander through the award-winning Hamilton Gardens. Reaching our peaceful coastal retreat in the afternoon, you can venture out for a walk along the black sand beach below the resort or opt to relax with a spa treatment before enjoying a delicious dinner with stunning panoramic views of the Tasman Sea. STAY: Castaways Resort (1 night) ACTIVITY: Hamilton Gardens

DAY 10 - Auckland (B,D)

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We drive into Auckland and enjoy a city tour showcasing the highlights of NZ’s largest city. You’ll cross the Harbour Bridge for wonderful view of the city skyline across the Hauraki Gulf, explore the lookout at Bastion

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DAY 3 - Rotorua (B)

»» Guided by a professional Coach Captain

We continue our journey south to the heart of the North Island, the geothermal city of Rotorua. You have the afternoon free to explore this fascinating city known for its rich Maori culture, natural hot springs, bubbling mud pools and beautiful forests and lakes. Your Coach Captain can assist with booking any optional activities you would like to do. For dinner tonight we highly recommend checking out Eat Streat, a collection of top-notch restaurants and bars with an all-weather al fresco dining area.

»» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown

STAY: Regent of Rotorua / Prince’s Gate Hotel (2 nights)

»» Travel by purpose built, luxury Platinum Touring coach

DAY 4 - Lake Rotoiti Cruise (B,D)

INCLUSIONS »» 8 nights luxury hotel and boutique accommodation »» Full breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L) & 4 dinners (D) »» Welcome and farewell dinners with drinks included

»» Complimentary airport transfers on arrival and departure »» Maximum group size 24 guests »» Hotel porterage

ACTIVITIES & SIGHTSEEING »» Tour of Waiheke Island

»» Authentic Maori hangi & cultural experience »» Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland »» View Huka Falls »» Guided Art Deco Walk in Napier »» Wine tasting and fine dining at Mission Estate vineyard

Suggested arrival/departure 2

Overnights

Today’s highlight is an exclusive cruise across the serene, clear waters of Lake Rotoiti. Explore native bays and coves of the lake under sail on our luxury catamaran and bathe in the thermal waters of the Manupirua hot springs, accessible only by boat. This afternoon we visit the Blue and Green Lakes before returning to Rotorua. This evening, we treated to a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance at our featured Maori cultural experience.

Waiheke Island Auckland 1 Waiuku 1 Rotorua

This morning takes us first to the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland to see some of New Zealand’s most unique geothermal and volcanic features. Next, we stop near Taupo to view the mighty Huka Falls on our way through the popular lakeside town. Continue on to Napier, one of the world’s finest Art Deco cities. This afternoon your local guide will bring the fascinating history and architecture to life as you take a guided walk of the town.

»» Wellington Orientation Tour

DAY 6 - At leisure in Hawke’s Bay (B,D)

ITINERARY Day 1 - Arrive Auckland (D)

‘Haere Mai’ Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival, you will be met by a Kirra Tours representative and transferred to your downtown city hotel. This evening join your fellow travellers for a three course welcome dinner and drinks at the opulent Cooke’s Restaurant at the Hotel Grand Windsor. TRANSFER: Auckland Airport to the Hotel Grand Windsor STAY: Hotel Grand Windsor (1 night)

Day 2 - Waiheke Island, Waiuku (B,D)

After breakfast, a brief ferry ride into the Hauraki Gulf brings us to Waiheke Island, an internationally renowned haven for vineyards, olive groves, art galleries and sandy beaches. Enjoy a locally guided tour that includes sightseeing, visits to a couple of the island’s top vineyards and sampling Waiheke’s gourmet culinary delights. Returning to the mainland in the early afternoon, we leave the big city behind and drive south to our peaceful coastal retreat, where you can walk on the black sand beach, spoil yourself at the day spa or enjoy a cold drink whilst taking in stunning panoramic views of the Tasman Sea.

Widely regarded as the ‘Tuscany of the South Pacific’, this region boasts some of New Zealand’s best wineries. Enjoy a free day to experience some of the many optional activities available or simply relax and enjoy your surroundings. This evening, we visit Mission Estate, New Zealand’s oldest winery established by a group of French missionaries in 1851. Enjoy wine tastings followed by a fine dining experience in the elegantly restored seminary with its sweeping views over the vineyards, city and the coast beyond. ACTIVITY: Wine tasting and fine dining at Mission Estate vineyard

DAY 7 - Pukaha Mt Bruce, Wellington (B

Travel this morning to the Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, a captivebreeding sanctuary for the country’s most endangered birds and home to the only white kiwi in captivity. We carry on 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) ACTIVITIES: Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, Wellington Orientation Tour

DAY 8 - Explore the Nation’s Capital (B)

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 to stay active, take a walk around the harbor front to Oriental Bay and visit one of the many cafes before returning to the city.

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Taupo 2

STAY: The Crown Hotel / Scenic Hotel Te Pania (2 nights) ACTIVITIES: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, view Huka Falls, Guided Art Deco Walk

»» Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre

KIRRA TOURS

TRANSFER: The Bolton Hotel to the Wellington Airport

DAY 5 - Lake Taupo, Napier (B)

»» See the Blue & Green Lakes

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Sadly, your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. Here we bid you farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay. You will be transferred to Wellington Airport to connect with your onward flight.

ACTIVITIES: Lake Rotoiti cruise, see the Blue & Green Lakes, authentic Maori hangi & cultural experience

»» Lake Rotoiti cruise

STAY: Castaways Resort (1 night) ACTIVITY: Tour of Waiheke Island

DAY 9 - Depart Wellington (B)

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£2,966

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Tue 08 Sep 20 Tue 06 Oct 20 Sat 10 Oct 20

Tue 10 Nov 20 Tue 01 Dec 20 Tue 05 Jan 21

Tue 23 Feb 21

Tue 05 Mar 21 Tue 13 Apr 21

FINISHES

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Sun 14 Mar 21 Sun 11 Apr 21

Sun 02 May 21

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8 DAY SPECTACULAR NORTH INCLUSIONS »» 7 nights luxury hotel and boutique accommodation »» Full breakfast daily (B) & 4 dinners (D) »» Farewell dinner with drinks included »» Guided by a professional Coach Captain »» All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown »» Travel by purpose built, luxury Platinum Touring coach »» Complimentary airport transfers on arrival and departure »» Maximum group size 24 guests

Redwoods Treetop Walk

DAY 4 - Taupo, Rotorua (B,D)

Stop to view the might Huka Falls on the way through Taupo before arriving at the geothermal wonderland of Wai-O-Tapu. Sculptured by volcanic activity and thousands of years in the making, this uniquely different natural landscape is considered to be New Zealand's most colourful, diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance, including the stirring haka. STAY: Regent of Rotorua / Prince’s Gate Hotel (2 nights) ACTIVITIES: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve, authentic Maori hangi & cultural experience

»» Wine tasting and fine dining at Mission Estate vineyard »» Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve

ACTIVITIES: Lake Rotoiti cruise, see the Blue & Green Lakes

»» Authentic Maori hangi & cultural experience

DAY 6 - Waiuku (B,D)

ACTIVITIES & SIGHTSEEING »» Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre

»» Lake Rotoiti cruise »» See the Blue & Green Lakes »» Hamilton Gardens »» Auckland City Tour

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrive Wellington

‘Haere Mai’ Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival, you will be met by a Kirra Tours representative and transferred to your city hotel. The rest of your day is free to explore the nation’s vibrant capital city. We highly recommend a visit to Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, or riding the famous Cable Car up the hill to Kelburn for amazing views. Wellington is also known for its foodie scene, so get out to try any of the fantastic restaurants downtown this evening. TRANSFER: Wellington Airport to the Bolton Hotel STAY: The Bolton Hotel (1 night)

Day 2 - Pukaha Mt Bruce, Napier (B)

We stop at the Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, a captive breeding sanctuary for the country’s most endangered birds and home to the only white kiwi in captivity. Arriving into Napier in the late afternoon, there is time to stroll amongst the perfectly preserved Art Deco facades and view the Sea Walls murals painted on more than 50 walls around the city. STAY: The Crown Hotel / Scenic Hotel Te Pania (2 nights) ACTIVITY: Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre

DAY 3 - At leisure in Napier (B,D)

Widely regarded as the ‘Tuscany of the South Pacific’, this region boasts some of New Zealand’s best wineries. Enjoy a free day to experience some of the many optional activities available or simply relax and enjoy your surroundings. This evening, we visit Mission Estate, New Zealand’s oldest winery established by a group of French missionaries in 1851. Enjoy wine tastings followed by a fine dining experience in the elegantly restored seminary with its sweeping views over the vineyards, city and the coast beyond. ACTIVITY: Wine tasting and fine dining at Mission Estate vineyard

STAY: Hotel Grand Windsor (1 night) ACTIVITY: Auckland City Tour

DAY 8 - Depart Auckland (B)

Sadly, your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. Here we bid you farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay. You will be transferred to Auckland Airport to connect with your onward flight. TRANSFER: Hotel Grand Windsor to the Auckland Airport.

DAY 5 - Lake Rotoiti Cruise (B)

Today’s highlight is an exclusive cruise across the serene, clear waters of Lake Rotoiti. Explore native bays and coves of the lake under sail on our luxury catamaran and bathe in the thermal waters of the Manupirua hot springs, accessible only by boat. This afternoon we see the Blue and Green Lakes before spending the rest of the afternoon at leisure in Rotorua. For dinner tonight we highly recommend checking out Eat Streat, a collection of top-notch restaurants and bars with an all-weather al fresco dining area.

»» Hotel porterage

Point and visit the city’s oldest park, the Auckland Domain with its elegant Wintergardens. Afterwards, you are free to explore further on your own. This evening, re-join your friends for a final farewell dinner to relive the many great experiences of the last week.

Suggested arrival/departure 2

Overnights

Auckland 1 Waiuku 1

After a leisurely breakfast, we cross the Mamaku Ranges into the lush farmlands of the Waikato district. We will stop to stretch our legs and wander through the award-winning Hamilton Gardens. Reaching our peaceful coastal retreat in the afternoon, you can venture out for a walk along the black sand beach below the resort or opt to relax with a spa treatment before enjoying a delicious dinner with stunning panoramic views of the Tasman Sea.

Rotorua

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Taupo

STAY: Castaways Resort (1 night) ACTIVITY: Hamilton Gardens

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Napier

DAY 7 - Auckland (B,D)

We drive into Auckland and enjoy a city tour showcasing the highlights of NZ’s largest city. You’ll cross the Harbour Bridge for wonderful view of the city skyline across the Hauraki Gulf, explore the lookout at Bastion

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.25

435

1003 915

539 7.40

670

9.35

360

604 671

525

296

360

498

496 531

329

786

698

322

438 336

643 117 29

hrs

1.35

9.50

15.50

13.05

9.35

5.00

11.45

13.00

3.50

4.10

2.40

3.45

8.20

5.45

4.05

6.55

11.20

2.25

14.05

14.40

6.10

1.45

2.25

6.00

10.35

8.00

4.10

9.15

13.50

Queenstown km

Balclutha

hrs

hrs

hrs

361

308

4.25

5.10

Greymouth km

Akaroa

Ashburton

hrs

hrs

Franz Josef km

83 1:15

87 1:00

Oamaru

Alexandra

Driving Distances South Island

1:30 107 1:20 80 1:00

Invercargill

DRIVING DISTANCES

141 2:00

86 1:05

Cromwell

Picton

Dunedin km

Dunedin

Gore

Masterton

Blenheim

Timaru

39 0:25 1:0 5

118 1:2 5

134 1:40

62 0:4 5

101 1:30

0:5 5

76

139 1:45 104 1:15

Omarama

107

112 1:20

3 0:2 3 5

Waipukurau

27 Woodville 0:25 Palmerston North

Christchurch

Methven

Tekapo 47 0 0:3

Twizel

121 2:05

50 0:50

81 0 1:0

Waipara

48 0:30

29 0:18 14 9 0:0

52 0:35

77 0:5 5

Lumsden

28

91 1:20

25

235 3:3 0

116 1:35

162 2:10

Hanmer Springs

76 0:55

18 0:15

Springs Junction

Mount Hutt

Aoraki Mount Cook

148 5 2:1

71

Bulls

98 5 1:2

Hawke’s Bay

12 1:4 9 5

8 1:1 8 5

79 1:05

Nelson

Murchison

85 1:10

103 1:35

45 0:40

0:2 0

Fox Glacier

61 0:40

Te Anau

14 2:1 5 0

Franz Josef

Queenstown

Doubtful Sound

129 1:55

Reefton

Greymouth

145 2:30

Milford Sound

0:45

Punakaiki

51

Westport

Hokitika

Wanaka

Napier

118 1:45

Wairoa

Wellington

Motueka

Karamea

Kumara

Haast

Gisborne

84 0 1:1

MAP

Taihape

Opotiki

0:50

49 0 0:3

DRIVING DISTANCE

Waiouru

Whanganui

Wellington km

626

27 0:20

Ohakune

9 1:1 3 0

2.20

468

252

Waitomo km

3.05

Turangi

30 5 0:2

1.25

182

151

65 1:0 0

44 5 0:3

6.25 454

164

hrs

Taumarunui

58

22 4:4 5 0

143 0 2:3

6.10

New Plymouth

147 2:30

Whakatane

Rotorua

29 0:25

1.45

Thames km

85 1:05

Taupo

78 1:00

5.50

200

166 2:30

Te Kuiti

74 0:55

1.45

65 5 0:5

Tirau

Waitomo Caves

Tauranga km

2.25

55 0:45

Hicks Bay

3

Bay of Plenty

99 1:20

143 5 2:1

3.10

Tauranga

100 1:15

7.55 598

8 1:0 3 0

88 1:20

1.40 153

Paeroa

83 1:15

4.05 332

Hamilton

Rotorua km

3.35 280

58 0:45

27 0:25

5.35

241

Whitianga

97 1:36

Thames

76 0:55

7.40

Auckland

Palmerston km

7 1:0 5 0

401

683

hrs

79 1:05

394

231

Napier km

51 0:35

528

585

748

66 1:00

357

296

180 3:00

4.15

216

Dargaville

70 0:5 5

3.25

423

hrs

Whangarei

58 5 0:5

82 0:55

6.00

Kaitaia km

5 0:4 2 0

6.20

446

103 1:45

11.40

819

63 0:45

4.35

320

82 1:00

hrs

105 1:30

5.40

103 1:30

1.55

86 1:05

394

Paihia

6 0:5 7 5

16 2:3 4 5

hrs

163 0 2:0

127

1:20

Gisborne km

56 0:40 5 0:4 0 0

7.10

87

0:2 0

499

Bay of Islands

Kaitaia

23

Auckland km hrs

hrs

170 117

829

988 773

917

1025 848

271

429 203

299 121

395

189 159

285

262 418 145

583 776

469

404 560 287

283

290 276

486 650 424

794 971

745

hrs

3.55

1.50

11.05

12.05

2.55

5.40

4.05

2.05

6.40

4.05

3.55

6.04

10.40

8.00

11.50

9.30

4.05

3.15

9.30

13.35

12.25

6.15

1.25

3.55

9.55

4.45

3.45

558

830

664

288

226

664

951

869

437

105

277

695

333

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HOLIDAYS 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.

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

ACCOMMODATION & SIGHTSEEING

fees, additional driver fees and 24 hour emergency roadside

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

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

assistance. All self-drive holidays have been priced using a mid-

size rental car but larger vehicles including family sedans, MPV’s and 4WD’s are available upon request.

DRIVERS LICENSES

A valid International or current National drivers license is

required for all drivers and must be presented when you take

SOME HANDY DRIVING HINTS

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

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.

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GRAND EXPLORER 25 or 21 days Auckland to Christchurch

Christchurch Canterbury. Credit: Julian Apse

TOUR ITINERARY

PRICE INCLUDES: »» 20/24 nights accommodation in the style of your choice »» 18/22 days car rental including full insurance, unlimited kms and GPS »» Entry to Matakohe Kauri Museum

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: Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City

»» Waipoua Forest Twilight Encounter

Apartment: Ramada Auckland

»» Cape Brett and Hole in the Rock cruise

Day 2 - Matakohe, Hokianga Harbour

»» Guided tour of the Hobbiton movie set »» Māori 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

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 Māori. All categories: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga

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

Day 3 - Kerikeri, Paihia

After a leisurely start to the day, travel east to the Bay of Islands. Take some time to visit Kerikeri on the way for arts, crafts, antiques and see one of the oldest buildings in the country, the Stone Store. Continue on to Paihia, a popular seaside resort nestled on the shores of this National Maritime Park. Hotel: Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel (2 nights)

»» Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers »» Award-winning TranzAlpine train journey through the Southern Alps »» Airport transfer on departure

Day 1 - Arrive Auckland

Apartment: The Waterfront Suites (2 nights)

Day 4 - Cape Brett Cruise, at leisure

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.

Day 5 - Matakana, Takapuna

Matakana’s beautiful beaches, boutique vineyards and local arts scene make this area a great place to visit. Nearby Warkworth is a captivating historic village in a picturesque spot on the banks of the Mahurangi River. From here a short drive brings you to Takapuna, a vibrant seaside suburb home to stylish shops, swanky cafés and a bustling Sunday market. Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor (21 Day) Apartment: Ramada Auckland (This is start of Day 1 for the 21 day intinerary)

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. Hotel: Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (2 nights)

Day 7 - Discover Rotorua (D)

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

Day 8 - Wai-O-Tapu, Lake Taupō, Napier

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 Taupō. Continue on to Napier, one of the world’s finest Art Deco cities. Hotel: Quest Napier (2 nights) Apartment: Bella Tuscana on Kennedy (2 nights)

Day 9 - Explore Hawke’s Bay Wine Country

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

Day 10 - Martinborough, Wellington

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

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

Travel by coach along the spectacular Milford Road and through the handstrewn Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound where you board your vessel for a relaxing nature cruise along the entire length of the Sound to the Tasman Sea. You will view the awe-inspiring Mitre Peak, spectacular waterfalls, rainforests, mountains and wildlife. Collect your vehicle on return to Te Anau and drive on to Queenstown. Hotel: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront (3 nights) Apartment: Garden Courtsuites & Apartments (3 nights)

Day 20 and 21 - Explore Queenstown and surrounds

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

Day 22 - Arrowtown, Wanaka

Set beneath the rugged Crown Range is Arrowtown, a fascinating collection of mining cottages with an atmosphere straight out of 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

Day 23 - Hast Pass, Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers Hobbiton

Day 11 - Interislander ferry, Marlborough Sounds This morning, enjoy a scenic cruise across Cook Strait by the Interislander to the picturesque fishing village of Picton. Transfer by water taxi to your remote resort located in the stunning Marlborough Sounds. All categories: Punga Cove Resort - Summer (2 nights) Portage Resort Hotel - Winter (2 nights)

Day 12 - Enjoy Kenepuru Sound A free day to relax and marvel at the magic that is the Marlborough Sounds. Lodge staff will share their love of the area with you through the wide range of water and nature based experiences they put at your fingertips. Complimentary fishing tackle, kayaks and mountain bikes are provided at the lodge and there are a number of bush walks to enjoy.

Day 13 - Picton, Kaikōura

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 and architecture. Hotel: Trersori Motor Lodge Apartment: Akaroa village Inn

Day 16 - Moeraki Boulders, Dunedin

Follow the coastal route to Oamaru, widely regarded as housing some of the nation’s finest architecture. The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony is New Zealand’s largest. Stop to view the mystical and fascinating Moeraki Boulders as you continue your drive into Dunedin, the Edinburgh 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

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 Kaikōura, a coastal town located on a thin strip of coastal land between the Kaikōura mountain range and the Pacific Ocean.

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Dunedin (2 nights)

Hotel: White Morph Motor Inn

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 ever-changing landscapes.

Apartment: Kaikōura Gateway

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

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

Day 24 - 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.

Apartment: Apartments at St Clair (2 nights)

Day 17 - Portobello Peninsula, Taieri Gorge Railway

Kerikeri

Bay of Islands

Hokianga Harbour

Pahia Matakana

Matakohe

Takapuna

Auckland

Day 18 - Central Otago, Te Anau

Hobbiton

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 and Doubtful Sounds.

Hotel: Heritage Hanmer Springs

Hotel: Distinction Luxmore Hotel

Apartment: Clear Ridge Hanmer Springs

Apartment: Lakefront Lodge

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

Picton Hanmer Springs

Wanaka

Akaroa

Queenstown Te Anau Dunedin

21 Day option from

Per Person, Twin Share

Hotel

£2,712

Apartment

£2,552

25 Day option from

Per Person, Twin Share

Hotel

£3,180

Apartment

£3,117

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PACIFIC ESCAPADE 18 days Auckland to Christchurch

Bay of Islands. Photo Credit: Northland NZ

TOUR ITINERARY

PRICE INCLUDES: »» 17 nights accommodation in the style of your choice »» Breakfasts daily,1 lunch and 3 dinners »» 15 days car rental including full insurance, unlimited kms and GPS

Day 1 - Arrive Auckland

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

»» Domestic flight Rotorua to Christchurch »» Private airport transfers on arrival and departure »» Cape Brett and Hole in the Rock cruise »» Te Puia Thermal Reserve »» Akaroa Wildlife cruise »» Lake Tekapo and Church of the Good Shepherd »» Aoraki, Mt Cook National Park »» Tasman Glacier Explorer boat excursion »» Shotover Jet Boat ride »» Doubtful Sound Wilderness Excursion

Hotel: The Heritage Auckland

Day 2 - Hibiscus Coast, Paihia (B)

»» Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers »» Punakaiki Rocks and Blowhole »» Award-winning TranzAlpine train journey through the Southern Alps

B&B: Hahei Horizon (2 nights) Hotel: Grand Mercure Puka Park Lodge (2 nights)

Day 5 - At 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.

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

Day 6 - Bay of Plenty, Rotorua (B)

B&B: Chalet Romantica (2 nights)

Hotel: Regent Rotorua Boutique Hotel & Spa (2 nights)

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

Day 7 - Discover Rotorua (B,D)

Day 3 - At leisure in the Bay of Islands (B)

»» World-heritage Westland National Park

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.

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.

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

Travel along the Bay of Plenty coastline to the popular beachside towns of Tauranga and Mt Maunganui. From here, travel inland across the volcanic plateau to the geothermal city of Rotorua, an area that has enchanted visitors from around the world for more than 160 years. B&B: Flemington Lakeview B&B (2 nights)

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 Māori kai (indigenous food). After a formal Māori 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 and 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: Tresori Lodge (2 nights)

Day 9 - Wildlife Harbour Cruise (B)

Your harbour cruise today will be fully narrated by your skipper who has extensive knowledge of the nature, wildlife and history of the harbour. The highlight of this trip is undoubtedly the sighting of one of the world’s smallest and rarest dolphins, the Hector’s or New Zealand Dolphin. These friendly and inquisitive mammals meet the boat most days throughout the year and their calves can be seen between October and March. Also on the trip you 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 and helicopter flights are available here subject to weather conditions. All categories: The Hermitage Mt Cook

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Day 11 - Tasman Glacier, Queenstown* (B)

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

Day 12 - Explore Queenstown at leisure (B)

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

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

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

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

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

Day 15 - A day at leisure (B,D) With pristine lakes and untouched ancient rainforest, spectacular beaches that are home to fur seals and crested penguins, Moeraki is a paradise for nature lovers. Radiating from the lodge is a network of guided and self-guided rainforest and Tasman seacoast walks. There is also a fleet of canoes for you to explore the Moeraki River and you can paddle the short distance up the river to the lake.

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

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

Pahia

Bay of Islands

Auckland

Coromandel Peninsula

B&B: Orari Bed & Breakfast Rotorua

Hotel: Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

Day 18 - Depart Christchurch (B)

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

Greymouth Franz Josef Glacier Fox Glacier Mt Cook Lake Moeraki Lake Tekapo

Christchurch Akaroa

Lake Wanaka Queenstown Doubtful Sound

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£3,163

Hotel

£3,078

*Glacier Explorers Boat trip does not operate during the winter months (late May – early Sep) ^Please note Wilderness Lodge is closed over the winter months, please discuss alternatives with your ANZCRO consultant’

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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 »» Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 1 dinner »» 14 days car rental including full insurance, unlimited kms and GPS »» Private airport transfer on arrival

Day 1 - Arrive Christchurch

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

are year-round residents. A typical Whale Watch tour may encounter fur seals, pods of Dusky dolphins and the endangered Wandering Albatross. Depending on the season, you may also see migrating Hump Back whales, Pilot whales, Blue whales and Southern Right whales. Later today, continue north to Blenheim, gateway to the well-known Marlborough Sounds region before arriving at Nelson.

Hotel: Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch (2 nights)

Hotel: Grand Mercure Monaco Resort (2 nights)

Luxury: The George Hotel (2 nights)

Luxury: Warwick House (2 nights)

Day 2 - 4WD High Country TranzAlpine Experience# (B,L)

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

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.

»» 4WD High Country experience »» Spectacular TranzAlpine train journey »» Entry to Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools »» Whale watching cruise, Kaikōura »» Cruise and walk Abel Tasman National Park »» Punakaiki Rocks and Blowhole

Day 3 - Christchurch, Hanmer Springs, Kaikōura (B)

»» Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers

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 Kaikōura, located in a narrow strip of stunning coastline that lies between mountain peaks and the Pacific Ocean.

»» Historic Arrowtown »» Stunning Milford Sound »» Dart River Jet Boat Safari »» Stately Olveston House, Dunedin

Hotel: The White Morph Motor Inn

»» World Heritage Mt Cook National Park

Luxury: Hapuku Lodge

»» Southern Skies stargazing experience

Day 4 - Whale Watch Cruise, Nelson (B)

»» Tasman Glacier Explorer boat expedition

Every Whale Watch tour is a unique experience and sightings may vary from day to day. Giant sperm whales are the star of the show and

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

Day 6 - Nelson Lakes, Punakaiki Rocks (B)

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

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

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

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Avon River, Christchurch


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

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

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

Day 10 - Milford Sound Overnight Cruise^ (B,D)

Travel by coach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through the rolling countryside to Te Anau. Continue along the spectacular Milford Road and through the hand-strewn Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound where you board the Milford Mariner for a relaxing cruise along the entire length of the Sound to the Tasman Sea where you will view spectacular waterfalls, rainforests, mountains and wildlife. The Milford Mariner is designed along the lines of a traditional New Zealand trading scow to reflect 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 and wildlife of Milford and activities include kayaking and excursions in the tender vessels (stabi craft) to explore the coastline. Overnight in sheltered Harrison Cove

Dart River Safari

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

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

Day 12 - Mighty Dart River Safari (B)

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

Day 13 - Central Otago, Dunedin (B)

Today you will journey through the historic gold rush routes of Central Otago, passing through the townships of Cromwell, Clyde and Alexandra 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. Hotel: Hotel St Clair Luxury: Camp Estate Boutique Lodge

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

Day 16 - Depart Christchurch (B)

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.

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

All categories: Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook

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

Abel Tasman National Park

Luxury: The George Hotel 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 from

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Hotel

£3,869

Luxury

£3,917

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

Majestic Queenstown

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

ISLAND OF DELIGHT 13 days Wellington to Christchurch

Kenepuru Sounds, Marlborough - Kieran Scott

Day 5 - Continue on to Christchurch (B)

PRICE INCLUDES: »» 12 nights accommodation in the style of your choice »» Breakfasts daily and 1 lunch

This morning, there is time to enjoy an optional whale-watching adventure, a swim with the dolphins or join local Māori for a unique, award winning cultural experience. Later this afternoon, reboard the Coastal Pacific for the continuation of your train journey to Christchurch. Hotel: Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

»» 7/8 days car hire with full insurance and damage waiver, unlimited mileage and GPS

Boutique: The George Hotel

»» Scenic Interislander ferry cruise to the South Island »» Water taxi transfers to Kenepuru Sound »» Coastal Pacific train to Kaikōura and Christchurch »» Lake Tekapo and Church of the Good Shepherd »» World-Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park

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 and Franz Josef Glaciers where there is the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region (subject to weather conditions). Hotel: Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel Boutique: Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef - Summer / Westwood Lodge, Franz Josef - Winter

Day 12 - Spectacular Tranz Alpine Train, Christchurch (B)

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

Day 13 - Depart Christchurch (B)

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

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

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.

Marlborough Sounds

All categories: The Hermitage Mt Cook

»» Tasman Glacier Explorer boat expedition »» Milford Sound Nature Cruise with scenic flight back to Queenstown »» Historic Arrowtown »» Twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef »» World famous TranzAlpine train journey though the Southern Alps »» Private transfers as stated

Picton

Day 7 - Tasman Glacier, Queenstown* (B)

Experience the Tasman Glacier in the most unique way possible. An experienced guide will whisk you away in a stable MAC Boat to explore the melting ice-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.

Greymouth

Mt Cook

Wellington Kaikoura

Christchurch

Lake Tekapo Milford Sound

Wanaka Queenstown

Hotel: Heritage Queenstown (4 nights) Boutique: QT Queenstown (4 nights)

Days 8 and 9 - Explore Queenstown and surrounds (B)

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

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 10 - Milford Sound Nature Cruise Coach and Fly (B,L)

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: QT Museum Hotel

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 and fauna and you will view spectacular waterfalls, rainforests and towering mountains, including the awesome Mitre Peak. Return to Queenstown by spectacular scenic flight.

Per person from

Twin Share

Hotel

£2,478

Boutique

£2,842

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

Day 2 - Picton and the Marlborough Sounds (B)

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

Day 3 - Enjoy Kenepuru Sound (B)

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

Day 4 - Coastal Pacific Train to Kaikōura^ (B)

After a leisurely breakfast, return to Picton and join the Coastal Pacific train for your journey to Kaikōura, a coastal town nestled between the Kaikōura mountain range and the Pacific Ocean. Please note:Coastal Pacific may not run daily from May 19. Hotel: Kaikōura Gateway Boutique: Hapuku Lodge

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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 and GPS »» Breakfast daily

Lonely Bay, Whitianga

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 and Mt Maunganui, to Whakatane for your overnight stay. Hotel: White Island Rendezvous

Day 4 - Cruise to White Island Volcano, Rotorua (B)

»» Entry to Zealandia »» Private airport transfer on arrival

B&B: Select B&B Property (2 nights)

»» Hahei Explorer boat excursion »» Cruise to White Island marine volcano »» Entry to Polynesian Spa »» Thrilling HukaJet boat ride »» Locally guided Art-Deco walk

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

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 and 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 and relax in the soothing mineral pools of the Polynesian Spa this evening.

»» Traditional hangi (feast) and evening cultural experience

Day 8 - Wairarapa, Wellington (B)

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.

Hotel: Flemington Lakeview (2 nights)

Day 5 - Discover Rotorua (B,D)

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’.

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 Māori.

Day 6 - Lake Taupō, Napier (B)

Hotel: The Heritage Auckland

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 Taupō before venturing eastwards over the scenic Kaweka ranges and descending into the Art-Deco city of Napier.

Day 2 - Hahei Beach, Cathedral Cove and the Coromandel (B)

B&B: McHardy Lodge (2 nights)

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 and bays, including the worldfamous Cathedral Cove. The rest of today is free to explore the delights of the Coromandel, a favourite holiday destination for local kiwis.

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Te Pania (2 nights)

B&B: The Great Ponsonby Arthotel

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

Hongi

Day 7 - Explore Napier and 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 and 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.

Coromandel

Auckland

Bay of Plenty

Whakatane

Lake Taupo

Rotorua Taupo Napier

Wellington

Napier

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B&B

£1,567

Hotel

£1,422

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

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£47 £39 £47 £35 £39 £47

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£68 £55 £68 £55 £55 £68

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£63 £51 £63 £51 £51 £63

11-20

£60 £48 £60 £48 £48 £60

21+

£58 £44 £58 £44 £44 £58

Conditions & General Information Driver’s Age: Min. 21 yrs. Additional fee applies for drivers aged between 21-24 years. Driver’s Licence: A valid full English licence, held for at least one year must be presented at commencement of hire. It must be written in English or accompanied by a current International Driver’s Permit.

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

Accident Damage Excess (ADE): Groups Groups ECAR, CCAR, CWAR, FCAR: a damage excess of NZ$4,000 will apply. Groups ISAR, IFAR, FFAR, LVAR, PFAR, LVAR, XVAR: a damage excess of NZ$5,000 will apply.

Accident Excess Reduction (AER): Groups ECAR, CCAR, CWAR, FCAR: NZ$32.50 per day (non-refundable) reduces damage excess to NZ$500 (per rental sector, per island). Groups ISAR, IFAR, FFAR, LVAR, PFAR, LVAR: NZ$37.50 per day (non-refundable) reduces damage excess to NZ$1,000 (per rental sector, per island). Group XVAR: NZ$37.50 per day (non-refundable) reduces damage excess to NZ$1,250 (per rental sector, per island. Stress Free Cover: The Excess can be reduced to Nil by purchasing Stress Free Cover. The charge is NZ$46 per day (non-refundable) for car groups ECAR, CCAR, CWAR & FCAR (per rental sector, per island) and NZ$52 per day (non-refundable) for car

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21+

£44 £33 £44 £28 £33 £44

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4-10

£53 £43 £53 £39 £43 £53

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£74 £60 £74 £60 £60 £74

4-10

£69 £56 £69 £56 £56 £69

11-20

£65 £53 £65 £53 £53 £65

21+

£61 £49 £61 £49 £49 £61

11-20

£50 £40 £50 £36 £40 £50

£48 £37 £48 £33 £37 £48

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21+

£47 £35 £47 £31 £35 £47

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1-3

4-10

£89 £75 £89 £75 £75 £89

11-20

£84 £71 £84 £71 £71 £84

£80 £67 £80 £67 £67 £80

21+

£76 £64 £76 £64 £64 £76

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Compact SUV 2WD: Holden Trax or similar Auto, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Bluetooth, Seats 5, Luggage: 1 Large, 2 small

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

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Security Bond: NZ$250

Airport/Ferry Fee: NZ$51.75 incl GST for Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown airports. NZ$46 incl GST for all other airports including Wellington and Picton ferry terminal. Branch Hours: Thrifty will meet any International arrival flight. City/Downtown locations are open from 8am-5pm Mon-Fri and 9am-12noon Sat. Pre-booked clients are met off ferry crossings between 8am and 6pm. Outside hour’s pickup is subject to availability and a NZ$51.75 fee applies to be paid direct. One Way Minimum Hire: 3 days. NZ$57.50 incl GST fee applies. No one way fee on rentals of 4 days or more. Credit Card Surcharge: 2% + GST for all amounts transacted on a credit card.

Extras (per sector per island): Baby and Child seats NZ$41.40 incl GST. GPS Navigation Unit: NZ$11.50 incl GST. Available at selected locations and a deposit is required. Ski Racks and Snow Chains: FREE OF CHARGE if prebooked.

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

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Christchurch Dunedin

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Auckland Hamilton New Plymouth

3-6

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£48 £41 £48

7-13

£46 £40 £46

14-20

£43 £36 £43

21+

£41 £34 £41

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Napier

Palmerston North Nelson Picton

Greymouth

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Wellington

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Dunedin

Invercargill

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

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3-6

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£54 £45 £59

7-13

£52 £43 £57

14-20

£50 £40 £56

21+

£48 £39 £54

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

Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar

Toyota Camry or similar

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

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7-13

£57 £47 £57

14-20

£56 £45 £56

21+

£53 £43 £54

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3-6

£64 £52 £64

7-13

£61 £50 £62

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3-6

£82 £74 £83

7-13

£78 £67 £78

14-20

£75 £65 £75

14-20

£59 £48 £59

21+

£57 £46 £57

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21+

£72 £64 £72

Conditions & General Information Rates: Determined by date of pick up for entire hire. A rental day consists of 24 hours. Driver’s Age: Min. 21 years, no max age.

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

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

Insurance Excess: A, C, G, D, E and H: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$3,500 + GST of any claim. F, P, W, V and K: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$4,250 + GST of any claim. Budget will accept Debit cards with Credit Card facilities (visa and mastercard). Cash is not an option for the bond payment. Insurance Excess Reduction: A, C, G, D, E and H: NZ$25 + GST per day to reduce the excess to NZ$225 + GST. F, P, W, V and K: NZ$29 + GST per day to reduce the excess to NZ$225 + GST. This fee includes Personal Accident and Effects cover. Security/Fuel Bond: A minimum of NZ$100.00 bond will be charged plus total value of any optional extras elected.

3-6

1 Nov 19 - 31 Mar 20 1 Apr 20 - 31 Oct 20 1 Nov 20 - 31 Mar 21

Toyota Rav4 or similar

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

1 Nov 19 - 31 Mar 20

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

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

Toyota Highlander or similar

Days & Rates

Commodore SV6 or similar

£73 £62 £73

7-13

£71 £61 £71

Days & Rates 1 Apr 20 - 31 Oct 20 1 Nov 20 - 31 Mar 21

3-6

£67 £55 £67

7-13

£64 £53 £64

14-20

£62 £51 £62

£70 £59 £70

21+

£67 £57 £67

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

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

1 Nov 19 - 31 Mar 20

14-20

21+

£60 £49 £60

Airport/Ferry Fee: NZ$45 + GST for all hires commencing or terminating at all airport and ferry locations. This is paid direct and charged once. A late fee of NZ$50 + GST applies for ferry pickups after 6.30pm. Branch Hours: Average 7am-7pm daily. Budget will meet all arrival flights (go to service counter on arrival). Minimum Hire: 1-2 days vehicle must be returned to same depot. One Way Rentals: A 3 day minimum for one way hires per island. NOTE: a fee of NZ$50 + GST applies for all one way hires less than 7 days. Credit Card Surcharge: 2-3% for all amounts transacted on a credit card.

Days & Rates 1 Nov 19 - 31 Mar 20 1 Apr 20 - 31 Oct 20 1 Nov 20 - 31 Mar 21

3-6

£91 £90 £91

7-13

£90 £84 £90

14-20

£86 £84 £86

21+

£83 £82 £83

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

Extras (per island): Baby and Booster seats (no capsules): NZ$13 + GST per day. Max charge NZ$65 + GST. GPS Navigation Unit: NZ$9.95 + GST per day or NZ$49.95 + GST max per week. Ski Racks, Snow Board Racks and Snow Chains: Can be hired for $12.50 + GST per day. These must be requested at time of booking. Christchurch and Queenstown locations only. #EDAR and GDAR cannot be fitted with a ski rack and snow chains. Budget do not guarantee a specific model within the class range. Rental conditions are subject to change. INCLUSIVE RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

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

Kerikeri Whangarei Auckland Hamilton Taupo New Plymouth Palmerston North Picton Nelson Greymouth

Tauranga Rotorua Gisborne Napier

Wellington Blenheim

Days & Rates

Christchurch

Invercargill

4-6

1 Nov 19 - 31 Mar 20

Queenstown

Dunedin

1 Apr 20 - 31 Oct 20 1 Nov 20 - 31 Mar 21

£49 £41 £50

7-13

£48 £40 £48

14-27

£46 £36 £47

28+

£44 £35 £45

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

Days & Rates

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

Holden Trax or similar

4-6

1 Apr 20 - 31 Oct 20 1 Nov 20 - 31 Mar 21

£53 £45 £53

7-13

14-27

£52 £44 £53

£50 £41 £50

28+

£48 £39 £48

Days & Rates

4-6

1 Nov 19 - 31 Mar 20 1 Apr 20 - 31 Oct 20 1 Nov 20 - 31 Mar 21

Toyota Highlander Wagon or similar

£65 £51 £67

7-13

£64 £49 £66

4-6

1 Nov 19 - 31 Mar 20 1 Apr 20 - 31 Oct 20 1 Nov 20 - 31 Mar 21

£70 £57 £72

7-13

£69 £56 £70

14-27

£67 £55 £69

28+

£63 £54 £64

Conditions & General Information Driver’s Age: Min. 21 years (except Group M which is 25 years).

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

Rates Include: Unlimited kms, Damage/Theft cover (subject to excess) and GST.

Accident Damage Excess (ADE): Each rental is subject to ADE which may be reduced by purchasing an Accident Excess Reduction or MAX cover package. Groups B-G NZ$4,200 incl GST. Groups H-X NZ$5,200 incl GST. Accident Excess Reduction (AER): Purchase of AER cover reduces the excess down to the following: Groups B-G NZ$30 per day incl GST will reduce the excess down to NZ$600 incl GST. Groups H-X NZ$36 per day incl GST will reduce the excess down to NZ$1,000. These daily amounts are non-refundable Max Cover (MAX): Purchase of MAX cover reduces the excess down to NIL for all categories. Groups B-G NZ$36 per day incl GST. Groups H-X NZ$41 per day incl GST. These daily amounts are non-refundable.

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14-27

£63 £48 £64

28+

£59 £47 £60

1 Nov 19 - 31 Mar 20 1 Apr 20 - 31 Oct 20 1 Nov 20 - 31 Mar 21

4-6

£90 £75 £92

7-13

£90 £73 £91

14-27

£88 £72 £89

28+

£81 £69 £83

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

Airport/Ferry Fee: From NZ$46-NZ$57.50 incl GST paid direct (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown are the higher charge). Branch Hours: Hertz will meet all arrival flights (go to service counter on arrival). One Way Rentals: Groups B-H, J, K, M: 1-2 day rentals will incur a one way fee of NZ$210 incl GST. For rentals 3 days or more there is no one way fee. Two Island Hires: Must be a minimum 3 days on each island.

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

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

Snow Chains: FREE OF CHARGE if prebooked. #Groups B2 (EDAR), J (IFAR), M (PFAR) and K (SVAR) cannot be fitted with ski racks. *Hertz do not guarantee a specific model within the class range. *Rental conditions subject to change. * ADE / AER / Accident Excess are subject to change. INCLUSIVE RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

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28+

£47 £38 £48

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

Days & Rates 1 Nov 19 - 31 Mar 20 1 Apr 20 - 31 Oct 20 1 Nov 20 - 31 Mar 21

4-6

£69 £52 £70

7-13

£67 £50 £69

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

Days & Rates

14-27

£50 £40 £50

14-27

£65 £49 £66

28+

£61 £48 £63

Toyota Previa Minibus or similar

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

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

7-13

£51 £43 £52

Toyota Rav4 or similar

Toyota Prado or similar

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

Days & Rates

1 Nov 20 - 31 Mar 21

4-6

£53 £44 £53

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

Compact 2WD SUV, Auto, Air Conditioning, Seats 5, Luggage: 2 large, 2 small

1 Nov 19 - 31 Mar 20

1 Apr 20 - 31 Oct 20

Holden Commodore or similar

Group G CFAR

Days & Rates

1 Nov 19 - 31 Mar 20

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

Days & Rates 1 Nov 19 - 31 Mar 20 1 Apr 20 - 31 Oct 20 1 Nov 20 - 31 Mar 21

4-6

£85 £72 £87

7-13

£85 £71 £86

14-27

£82 £70 £83

28+

£79 £69 £80


AUCKLAND

New Zealand’s award-winning rental car company • Visitor Experience Award – 2018 Tourism Aotearoa Tourism Awards

• Qualmark Gold Sustainable Tourism Status

WELLINGTON

– New Zealand Tourism’s official mark of quality

• Canstar Blue Most Satisfied Customers Award – Hire Cars 2018

CHRISTCHURCH

QUEENSTOWN

Pick up a vehicle in Christchurch or Queenstown and drop it in Auckland and receive a

DUNEDIN

25% discount

on the hire rate plus

free travel for the vehicle on the Interislander Ferry Some conditions apply.

Zippy Auto - Toyota Yaris or Mazda 2

Compact Auto - Toyota Corolla Hatch

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

Days & Rates 20 Dec 19 - 28 Feb 20 1 Mar 20 - 30 Apr 20 1 May 20 - 31 Oct 10 01 Nov 20 - 19 Dec 20 20 Dec 20 - 28 Feb 21

3-6

£35 £31 £21 £26 £35

7-13

£33 £29 £21 £26 £34

14-20

£32 £28 £19 £24 £32

21+

£30 £27 £19 £24 £30

SUV - Hyundai Tucson or similar

Auto 5 door Hatch, 2.0L, Air Con, Seats 5, Some have CD Player/ AUX/USB/Bluetooth, Luggage: 1 large & 2 small

Days & Rates 20 Dec 19 - 28 Feb 20 1 Mar 20 - 30 Apr 20 1 May 20 - 31 Oct 10 01 Nov 20 - 19 Dec 20 20 Dec 20 - 28 Feb 21

3-6

£41 £36 £27 £35 £41

7-13

£40 £35 £26 £32 £39

20 Dec 19 - 28 Feb 20 1 Mar 20 - 30 Apr 20 1 May 20 - 31 Oct 10 01 Nov 20 - 19 Dec 20 20 Dec 20 - 28 Feb 21

3-6

£62 £57 £52 £55 £61

7-13

£60 £56 £50 £53 £58

14-20

£59 £54 £48 £50 £54

14-20

£37 £33 £25 £32 £37

21+

£35 £32 £24 £29 £35

Intermediate - Toyota RAV-4 or similar

21+

£57 £53 £45 £48 £52

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, Oneway fees, Airport Transfers, 24hr AA roadside assistance and GST and Free city hotel collection or vehicle delivery (must be pre-booked).

Insurance Excess: Zippy, Compact, Touring, Hybrid, SUV and Intermediate 4WD vehicles: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$2,500 of any claim. Large 4WD, Luxury 4WD, Sport Utility, People Mover and Van vehicles: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$3,500) of any claim. A pre authorisation will be obtained for NZ$250 and is payable by credit card only. This bond is fully refundable providing the vehicle is returned on time, the correct location, undamaged, with a clean interior and a full fuel tank. Underbody or roof damage is not covered by any insurance option. Insurance Excess Reduction: Zippy, Compact, Touring, Hybrid, SUV and Intermediate 4WD vehicles: NZ$20 per day will reduce the excess to NZ$350 OR NZ$28 per day will

Auto 4 door Sedan, 1.8L, Air Con, Seats 5, Some have satellite navigation, AUX/USB/Bluetooth Luggage: 2 large & 2 small

Days & Rates

3-6

20 Dec 19 - 28 Feb 20 1 Mar 20 - 30 Apr 20 1 May 20 - 31 Oct 10 01 Nov 20 - 19 Dec 20 20 Dec 20 - 28 Feb 21

7-13

£45 £40 £31 £39 £46

£43 £37 £30 £37 £45

Days & Rates 20 Dec 19 - 28 Feb 20 1 Mar 20 - 30 Apr 20 1 May 20 - 31 Oct 10 01 Nov 20 - 19 Dec 20 20 Dec 20 - 28 Feb 21

3-6

£66 £61 £59 £59 £69

7-13

£64 £59 £56 £56 £65

14-20

£62 £58 £54 £54 £62

14-20

£41 £36 £28 £35 £43

21+

£39 £35 £27 £33 £40

Large 4WD - Hyundai Santa Fe or similar

Auto 5 door, 2.4L-2.5L, Air Con, Seats 5, Some have satellite navigation, CD Player/AUX/USB/ Bluetooth, Reversing Camera. Luggage: 3 large & 4 small

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

Days & Rates

Touring - Toyota Corolla Sedan

21+

£61 £56 £51 £51 £59

reduce the excess to NIL. Large 4WD, Luxury 4WD, Sport Utility, People Mover and Van vehicles: NZ$30 per day will reduce the excess to NZ$500 OR NZ$45 per day will reduce the excess to NIL.

Ferry: All vehicles must be taken on the ferry between the North and South Islands and vice versa. The cost of the ferry crossing for the vehicle and passengers is not included in the rates, except for all hires from Christchurch, Dunedin or Queenstown to Auckland the ferry is free for the vehicle only. Branch Hours: All branches are open 365 days. Auckland Airport from 4.30am to 2.00am. Auckland City from 8.00am to 5.00pm. Wellington Airport from 7.00am to 7.00pm. Christchurch Airport from 5.00am to 11.00pm. Dunedin Airport from 8.00am to 8.00pm. Queenstown Airport from 8.00am to 8.00pm. Minimum Hire: 3 day minimum except for the following: Auckland to Wellington, Queenstown to Christchurch and Christchurch to Queenstown – 5 day minimum. Auckland or Wellington to Christchurch, Dunedin or Queenstown – 7 day minimum. Airport Transfers: 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. No transfers are required at the Dunedin Airport Branch as the check in is at an in terminal desk.

Extras: Baby Capsules, Child Seat, Booster Seat NZ$45 per hire (Children up to the

Auto, 5 door, 2.4L petrol engine, Air Con, seats 5, USB/AUX/ Touch Screen Audio, Reversing Camera. Luggage: 4 large & 6 small

Days & Rates

3-6

20 Dec 19 - 28 Feb 20 1 Mar 20 - 30 Apr 20 1 May 20 - 31 Oct 10 01 Nov 20 - 19 Dec 20 20 Dec 20 - 28 Feb 21

7-13

£81 £73 £76 £72 £80

£77 £70 £72 £69 £76

14-20

£75 £65 £69 £65 £72

21+

£72 £62 £65 £62 £68

age of 8 years must be restrained). GPS NZ$8 per day. Snow Chains NZ$45 per hire. Roof and Ski racks NZ$50 per hire (available on certain vehicles only). Portable WiFi device NZ$9 per day for 200MB daily. All extras must be booked at time of reservation and prepaid direct. All extras, except the WiFi device, are included free if GO Rentals All Inclusive Rates are selected. IMPORTANT NOTE: Self drive motorists travelling the Milford Road between June and November are required by New Zealand law to carry appropriate chains for their vehicle. Snow chains are advised to be prebooked due to limited supply. GO rentals do not guarantee a specific model within the class range. Rental conditions are subject to change. Details of vehicle models other than those indicated are available on request. INCLUSIVE RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

ALL INCLUSIVE RATES AVAILABLE GO Rentals attractive All Inclusive Rates are available on request including comprehensive vehicle insurance cover with no Bond/Excess, accessories as above, tyre and windscreen cover. Nothing to pay on pick up.

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MOTORHOME ITINERARIES

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

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

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

Waitomo

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

Napier

Taupō to Napier 141km (1 hr 53 mins)

Nelson

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

Day 10 Blenheim to Nelson 114km

(1 hr 35 mins)

Nelson region

265km (1 hr 35 mins)

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

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

629km (1 hr 12 mins)

173km (2 hrs 14 mins)

240km (4 hrs return)

285km (3 hrs 30 mins)

Day 11 Day free to explore

Punakaki

Wellington Blenheim

15 DAYS SOUTH ISLAND MOTORHOME ADVENTURE

Glaciers

Nelson

Christchurch Milford Wanaka Sound Queenstown Te Anau

Day 12 Nelson to Punakaiki

Rotorua

Taupo

Rotorua to Taupō 81km (1 hr 50 mins)

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

Coromandel Peninsula

Auckland

Greymouth

Dunedin

Glaciers

Day 13 Punakaiki to Franz

MUST DO'S:

Day 14 Franz Josef or

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

Day 20 Explore Dunedin Day 21 Dunedin to Christchurch

361km (4 hrs 43 mins)

Day 22 Depart Christchurch

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MOTORHOMES

▪▪ Visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves ▪▪ Experience a traditional Māori hangi and concert ▪▪ Take a soak in the pools at Polynesian Spa ▪▪ View the mighty Huka Falls ▪▪ Take a guided Art Deco walk in Napier ▪▪ Visit Te Papa – our national museum ▪▪ Cruise the Cook Strait on the Interislander Ferry ▪▪ Enjoy a wine tasting at one of the many Marlborough region's wineries ▪▪ Explore the Abel Tasman National Park ▪▪ Visit the spectacular Pancake Rocks and Blowholes ▪▪ Enjoy a soak in the Glacier Hot Pools ▪▪ Lose yourself in the maze at Puzzling World in Wanaka ▪▪ Fly down the mountain on the Zipline ▪▪ Cruise the tranquil Milford Sound ▪▪ Discover wildlife on the Otago Peninsula

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Milford Sound

Tekapo Christchurch

Wanaka

Te Anau

Hanmer Picton Springs

Queenstown Dunedin

Stewart Island

Day 1 Arrive Christchurch Day 2 Christchurch to Hanmer Springs

134km (1 hr 50 mins)

214km (2 hrs 48 mins)

Glacier 173km (2 hrs 41 mins)

(3 hrs 41 mins)

63km (1hr 12 mins)

173km (2 hrs 14 mins)

(4 hrs return)

(3 hrs 30 mins)

(3 hrs 35 mins)

228km (2 hrs 56 mins)

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

MUST DO'S:

▪▪ Soak in the hot pools at Hanmer Springs

▪▪ Get your thrills on the Shotover Jet

▪▪ Experience a glacier snow Landing

▪▪ Learn about chocolate at the Cadbury Factory

▪▪ Enjoy a Skyline dinner and luge ride

▪▪ Visit the interactive Antarctic Centre

▪▪ Visit Shantytown Heritage Park in Greymouth

▪▪ Cruise the spectacular Milford Sound

▪▪ Enjoy a lake cruise to Moa Island in Wanaka

▪▪ Stargaze at Mt John Observatory


maui Ultima 2 Berth

Ultima 2BTSM

Capacity: 2 Adults. Description: Auto transmission. Turbo diesel. Power steering, 2 seat belts, Air con. in drivers cab Radio, CD, LCD screen/DVD player. Rear cabin heating - diesel, gas cooker and external slide out BBQ. 110-130L fridge/ freezer, microwave and sink. Shower and Toilet. Hot and cold pressurized water. All living equipment. Internal walkthrough access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.00m, Width 2.04m and Interior Height 1.90m Bedding: 1 x Double Bed or 2 x Single Beds. Auckland

Per Day From

£55 Christchurch Queenstown

maui Ultima Plus 3 Berth

Ultima Plus 3BTSM

Capacity: 2 Adults, 1 Child. Description: Auto transmission. Turbo diesel. Power steering, 3 seat belts, Air con. in driver’s cab, radio, CD, LCD screen/DVD player. Rear cabin heating diesel, gas cooker and external slide out BBQ. 110-130L fridge/ freezer, microwave and sink. Shower and Toilet. Hot and cold pressurized water. All living equipment. Internal walk-through access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.00m, Width 2.04m and Interior Height 1.90m Bedding: 1 x Double Bed or 2 x Single Beds (rear) plus 1 x Single Bed behind driver

Per Day From

£58

maui Cascade 4 Berth

Cascade 4BMA

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

maui Beach 4 Berth

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 litre fridge/freezer and sink. Shower and Toilet. Hot and cold pressurized water. All living equip. Internal walk-through access. Ext. side awning. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 6.70m, Width 2.21m and Interior Height 2.06m. Bedding: 2 x Double Beds.

Beach 4BMP

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 litre fridge/freezer, microwave and sink. Shower and Toilet. Hot and cold pressurized water. All living equip. Internal walk-through access. Ext. side awning. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.20m, Width 2.38m and Interior Height 2.10m-2.15m Bedding: 2 x Double Beds.

Per Day From

Per Day From

£64

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

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

Depots: 3, Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown. Note: Pick-ups and/or drop off in Queenstown incur an additional fee NZ$95, paid direct (same city pick-up and dropoff - one fee). Branch Hours: Daily 8am - 4.30pm. All depots closed Xmas Day. maui requests that clients collecting or returning their vehicle to be in the office by 3:30pm. Public Holiday Surcharge: NZ$100 surcharge will apply to all rentals picking up/dropping off on National Public Holidays.

Rates include: All campervans are equipped with “Like a Local” in vehicle tablet with GPS, travel and vehicle user tips and more. Also included is supermarket discount card, travel wallet, GST, unlimited kms and vehicle with liability of NZ$7,500, linen and bedding, cooking utensils, towels, maps, extension cords and instruction manuals, 24 hr breakdown service and airport transfers.

Minimum Hire: 5 days – excludes 20 Dec - 10 Jan which requires a 10 day minimum. For rental commencing between the months of October through to March and the vehicle is being collected from the North Island and is being returned to the South Island minimum rental period is 10 days. Driver’s age: Min. 21 years.

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

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

£67

Pick-up between Apr- Sep

NZ$100

Pick-up between Oct - Mar

NZ$250

Pick-up between Apr - Sep

NZ$50

Pick-up between Oct - Mar

NZ$75

Pick-up between Oct - Mar

NZ$150

Vehicle Security Deposit: (Deductible) Clients are responsible for the first NZ$7,500 of any claim including windscreen and tyre damage. (Consult the Rental Agreement for a full list of conditions). Payable by credit card, (which will be processed on arrival). Note: Credit card payments incur a surcharge of 2%-4.6%. Deposit and credit card fee both fully refunded if vehicle returned undamaged with a full tank of fuel. Cash is not an option. Note: If using Amex the c.c. fee is not refunded.

maui River 6 Berth

River 6BMPC

Capacity: 6 Adults. Description: Auto transmission, diesel. Power steering, 6 seat belts, Air con. in drivers cab. Radio, CD, LCD screen/DVD player. Main Cabin heating - Diesel and gas stove. 130 litre Fridge/freezer, microwave and sink. Shower and Toilet. Hot and cold pressurized water. All living equipment. Internal walk-through access. Exterior side awning. Vehicle Dimensions: Length: 7.20m, width: 2.38m, interior height: 2.10m-2.15m. Bedding: 3 x Double Beds.

Per Day From

£67

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 and Chairs (1 per person), Snow Chains if required, Child restraints (on request), Portable Heater if required. Road User Charge Recovery Fee: The Road User fee will apply and the vehicle rates per 100km are as follows: Ultima Ultima Plus and Cascade are NZ$7.24 and the maui Beach and River NZ$7.64. These rates are subject to change as governed by New Zealand RTA. Airport Transfers: maui provides free airport to branch and branch to airport transfer on day of arrival and departure for our Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown Branches. Note: No hotel or airport deliveries. Discounts available for hires 21+ days.

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Venturer 2 Berth Auckland

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

2BTSBV

Christchurch

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, 85L Fridge/Freezer, microwave and sink. Shower and toilet. Hot and Cold pressurized water. All living equipment. Internal walk through access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 6.20m; Width 2.07m and Interior Height 1.85m. Bedding: 1 x Double Bed or 2 x Singles.

Queenstown

Per Day From

£34

Venturer Plus 3 Berth

3BTS

Capacity: 2 adults, 1 child. Description: Auto Transmission, Turbo Diesel, Power steering, 3 seatbelts, Air Con in driver’s cab, Rear Cabin heating, Radio, CD, LCD Screen/DVD player, mains power, gas stove, 110L-130L Fridge/Freezer, microwave and sink. Shower and Toilet. Hot and Cold pressurized water. All living equipment, Internal walk through access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.00m; Width 2.04m and Interior Height 1.90m. Bedding: 1 x Double Bed or 2 x Single Beds plus 1 x Single Bed.

Per Day From

£37

Britz HiTop 3 Berth

2BB

Britz Voyager 4 Berth

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

4BBXS

Capacity: 4 Adults Description: Toyota Hiace Long wheel base, automatic transmission diesel, power steering, 4 seatbelts. Cooking utensils and crockery Fridge/freezer, gas stove, microwave, sink, cold pressurised water, radio/CD player, 48 litre fresh water tank, air con, heating in driver’s cab and Porta Potti toilet. Note: No shower. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 5.38m, width 1.93m, interior height 2.1m. Bedding: 2 x Double Beds.

Per Day From

Per Day From

£29

£29

Britz Explorer Auto 4 Berth

4BB

Britz Frontier 6 Berth

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

6BB

Capacity: 6 Adults Description: Mercedes Benz or Volkswagen vehicles, Auto, turbo diesel. Air con and heating in drivers cab and heating in rear. Power steering, 6 seatbelts (2 front cab, 4 main cab), Radio/ CD, gas cooker, shower and toilet, fridge, microwave, sink, hot and cold pressurized water, 140 litre fresh water tank, all living equipment, DVD player with flat screen. Internal walk through access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.20m, width 2.38m, interior height 2.10m. Bedding: 3 x Double Beds.

Per Day From

Per Day From

£42

£39

Conditions and General Information Rates: Date of travel determines the rate, therefore split season rates may apply. Rates charged by calendar day, not 24 hr hire. Driver’s age: Min. 21 years.

Driver’s Licence: A current and full motor vehicle driver’s licence is required and must be produced upon vehicle collection. Should a foreign licence be in a language other than English it must be accompanied by a current international driving permit issued in the same country as the driver’s licence was issued. An accredited English translation must be provided with the international driving permit. Depots: 3, Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown.*

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

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

Rates include: All campervans are equipped with “Like a Local” in vehicle tablet with GPS, travel and vehicle user tips and more. Also included is supermarket discount card, travel wallet, GST, unlimited kms and vehicle with liability of NZ$7,500, linen and bedding, cooking utensils, towels, maps, extension cords and instruction manuals, 24 hr breakdown service and airport transfers. Minimum Hire: 5 days Exc: Oct- Mar one way North to South hires: 10 days and all hires 20 Dec - 10 Jan, 14 day min.

Road User Charge Recovery Fee: The vehicle rates per 100km are as follows: HiTop, Voyager, Venturer, Venturer Plus: NZ$7.24. Explorer, Frontier NZ$7.64. Paid on vehicle return. (These rates are subject to change as governed by New Zealand’s RTA). One Way Rental Fees: A location fee of NZ$95 applies to all campervans picked up or dropped off in Queenstown (for same city collection and return only one fee applies)

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

Pick-up between Apr-Sep

NZ$100

Pick-up between Oct-Mar

NZ$250

Pick-up between Apr-Sep

NZ$50

Pick-up between Oct-Mar

NZ$75

Pick-up between Oct-Mar

NZ$150

Vehicle Security Deposit: Deductible.

A: Standard Vehicle Liability: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$7,500 of any claim including windscreen and tyre damage. (Consult the Rental Agreement for a full list of conditions). Payable by credit card, (which will be processed on arrival). Note: Credit card payments incur a surcharge of 2% 4.6%. Deposit and credit card fee both fully refunded if vehicle returned undamaged with a full tank of fuel. Cash is not an option. If using AMEX the credit card fee is not refunded.

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

B: Britz Inclusive Pack: NZ$55 per day and reduces Liability

Reduction Option (NIL excess), Single vehicle rollover cover,

Wifi, including 1GB of data, extra driver fees, Linen exchange, Picnic Table and 1 camping chair per person, Snow Chains

if required, Child restraints (on request), Portable Heater

if required. Tyre and Windscreen cover. The Britz Inclusive Pack is highly recommended for peace of mind travelling. Airport Transfers: Britz provides free airport to branch

and branch to airport transfers on the day of arrival and

departure for our Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown Branches. Note: No hotel or airport delivery of vehicles.


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

Per Day From

£48

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

Per Day From

£57

6 Berth Hercules RV (Star RV)

4 Berth Pandora RV (Star RV)

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

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

Per Day From

Per Day From

£110

£99

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

Per Day From

£60

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

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

Branch Hours: Open 7 days a week, 8am to 4.00pm. Branches are closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.

Rate Inclusions: To make things as comfortable as possible for our guests, our rates include: Vehicle liability of NZ$5,000/NZ$7,500 (with reduction options available) 24hr Roadside Assistance, Unlimited kilometres, kitchen kit, personal linen kit, general equipment and Extra Driver Fee. Inclusions comprise; • Kitchen kit: plates, bowls, knives, forks, spoons, bottle opener, can opener, mixing bowls, colander, saucepans, frying pans, cooking utensils, chopping board, kettle,

teapot, toaster and tea towel. Electrical appliances are supplied in vehicles that have 240V. • Personal linen kit: sheets, blankets, pillows, pillow cases and towels.

• General equipment: pegs and clothes line, dustpan & brush, fire extinguisher, bucket, hose and broom. Free airport transfers – to/from Airport to Branch only

Booking Duration: A road trip allows guests to travel at their own pace. To ensure our guests get the most of their holiday a minimum five-day booking applies, when pick-up and drop-off is from the same branch location. Minimum booking periods may also apply during peak periods such as Christmas, Easter etc. A fixed one-way fee of NZ$150 applies.

Liability Options Vehicle Security Deposit: Deductible Standard Liability (The Low Road): Guests are responsible for the first NZ$5,000/NZ$7,500 of any claim (Consult the Rental 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 (The Middle Road): Guests can choose to pay NZ$38 extra per day to reduce the liability to NZ$2,500 (credit card only and this is processed immediately). Reduction Option 2 (The High Road VIP Cover) Guests 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 The High Road VIP Cover, unlimited windscreen and tyres, undercarriage/ overhead damage (covered for accidental damage), pre-purchased gas bottle, initial set of toilet chemicals, snow chains, camp chairs and table, and baby/booster seats (with prior request). The Vivid Camper is limited to 1 windscreen. Road User Charge Recovery Fee: The cost of using New Zealand’s roads is recovered from road users via levies in the price of some fuels or through road user charges

(RUC). The Road User Charge Recovery Fee will be calculated and collected on return of the RV based on the kilometres travelled during the hire. The fee per 100km is as follows: Hitop and Endeavour: $0 / Vivid Camper and 2 Berth S/T: $7.22 • 4 Berth and 6 Berth: $7.62. We reserve the right to amend the Road User Charge Recovery Fee upon Government intervention.

LPG Gas Refill Fee: The gas bottle is provided full. A service fee is payable on pick up between NZ$25-35 which allows you to return the gas bottle empty. Extras: (per rental, paid direct) Baby/Booster seats NZ$35 (Children under 6mths cannot be accommodated in the Motorhomes), Camp Chairs NZ$17 each, Camp Table NZ$24, Snow Chains NZ$50, Please check with your agent for full lists of optional extras available. Note: No hotel or airport deliveries. Vehicles cannot be requested by make or model. (Star RV – terms & conditions may vary for these van types. Please ask your consultant for these terms & conditions)

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Highball 3 Berth Capacity: 3 Adults (tight fit) Description: Power steering, Automatic, Diesel, 3 seatbelts, gas stove, fridge, cold pressurised water, sink, grey water and fresh water tanks, Porta Potti toilet included. Vehicle Dimensions: length 5.40m, width 1.93m, interior height 2.05m, exterior height 2.8m. Bedding: 1 x Double Bed and 1 x Single Bed. Note: Min 18 years of age.

Auckland

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

Christchurch

Per Day From

Queenstown

£22

Double Down - 4 Berth Capacity: 4 Adults Description: Power steering, Automatic transmission, 4 seatbelts, gas stove, fridge, microwave, sink, cooking utensils, AM/FM Radio, CD Player, pressurised cold water, Porta potti toilet included. Vehicle Dimensions: length 5.38m, width 1.93m, exterior height 2.80m Bedding: 2 x Double Beds (max weight for top bed 200kg) Note: Min 18 years of age.

Per Day From

£22

Deuce - 2 Berth

Deuce Plus - 2 Berth

Capacity: 2 Adults Description: Turbo diesel, Auto , 2 seatbelts, gas stove, fridge, microwave, sink, shower and toilet, pressurized hot and cold water, cooking utensils, Radio/CD Player Vehicle Dimensions: length 6.00-7.20m, width 2.00-2.05m, interior height 1.90-1.94m and exterior 2.80-3.00m Bedding: 1 x Double Bed or 2 x Single Beds. Note: Min 21 years of age.

Capacity: 2 Adults Description: Turbo diesel, Auto, 3 seatbelts, gas stove, fridge, microwave, sink, shower and toilet, pressurized hot and cold water, cooking utensils, Radio/CD Player Vehicle Dimensions: length 7.00m, width 2.04m, interior height 1.90m and exterior 2.80m Bedding: 1 Double Bed and 1 x Single bed or 3 x Single Beds. Note: Min 21 years of age.

Per Day From

Per Day From

£22

£20

Double Up - 4 Berth

Big Six - 6 Berth Capacity: 6 Adults Description: Turbo diesel, Auto, 6 seatbelts, gas stove, fridge, microwave, sink, shower and toilet, pressurized hot and cold water, cooking utensils, Radio/ CD Player. Vehicle Dimensions: length 7.20-7.40m, width 2.30-2.38m, interior height 2.10-2.15m, exterior height 3.03-3.25m. Bedding: 3 x Double Beds. Note: Min 21 years of age.

Capacity: 4 Adults Description: Turbo diesel, Auto, 4 seatbelts, gas stove, fridge, microwave, sink, shower and toilet, pressurized hot and cold water, cooking utensils, Radio/CD Player. Vehicle Dimensions: length 6.90-7.25m, width 2.30-2.34m, interior height 2.10-2.15m and exterior height 3.03-3.25m. Bedding: 2 x Double Beds. Note: Min 21 years of age.

Per Day From

Per Day From

£31

£27 Conditions and General Information Rates include: All campervans are equipped with “Like a Local” in vehicle tablet with GPS, travel and vehicle user tips and more. Also included is supermarket discount card, travel wallet, GST, unlimited kms and vehicle with liability between NZ$3,500 and NZ$5,000 (subject to vehicle type), linen and bedding, cooking utensils, towels, maps, extension cords and instruction manuals, 24 hr breakdown service and airport transfers. Driver’s age: Drivers must be 18 years of age or over and have a full open licence. (Min 21 years for Deuce and Double Up).

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

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Branch Hours: Daily 8am - 4.30pm. All depots closed Xmas Day. Mighty requests that clients collecting or returning their vehicle to be in the office by 3:30pm Note: Pick-ups and/or drop offs in Queenstown incurs an additional NZ$95 fee on toilet-shower campervans only, paid direct (same city pick-up and drop-off - one fee). Public Holiday Surcharge: NZ$100 surcharge will apply to all rentals picking up/dropping off on National Public Holidays.

Minimum Hire: 5 days. All campervan rentals collected between 20 Dec – 10 Jan are subject to a 14 day minimum. From 01 Oct – 31 Mar a 10 day minimum hire applies if collected from the North Island and returned to the South Island. One Way Rentals Fees: A location fee of NZ$95 applies to all campervans picked up or dropped off in Queenstown (for same city collection and return only one fee applies)

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

Pick-up between Apr-Sep

NZ$150

Pick-up between Oct-Mar

NZ$250

Pick-up between Apr-Sep

NZ$50

Pick-up between Oct-Mar

NZ$75

Pick-up between Oct-Mar

NZ$150

Vehicle Security Deposit: Deductible.

A - Accident Liability Options: The client is responsible for the first NZ$3,500 for Double Down and NZ$5,000 for all others vehicles of any claim including Windscreen and Tyre Damage (Consult Rental Agreement for a full list of conditions). Payable by credit card (processed on arrival). Note: Credit card payments incur a surcharge of 2%-4.5%. Deposit will be fully refunded if vehicle is returned undamaged with a tank of fuel. Cash payment is not available. B - Inclusive Pack: For an extra NZ$39

per day for Double Down (max charge NZ$1,450) or NZ$49 per day for all other campervans (max charge NZ$1,950) in addition to the daily rental rate. The Inclusive Pack includes: NIL Liability Reduction, Tyre and Windscreen cover *, Camping Chairs (1 per person travelling), Camping Table, Road User Charge Recovery Fee and Child restraints (on request).

Road User Recovery Fee: The vehicle rates per 100km are as follows: Highball, Double Down, Deuce, Deuce Plus NZ$7.24, Double Up and Big Six NZ$7.64. Paid on vehicle return. (These rates are subject to change as governed by New Zealand’s RTA). Airport Transfers: Complimentary. Auckland Complimentary coach every 30 mins during office hours. Christchurch and Queenstown Airport, free phone for shuttle during office hours. Note: No hotel or airport delivery of vehicles.


Auckland

FIND TIME WITH

INTERISLANDER

Wellington Picton

Christchurch

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

a glass of locally produced wine and freshly prepared food. Why not make it an extra special journey and upgrade to the Interislander Plus Lounge for a little extra indulgence. Each of the three ships feature a Plus Lounge offering the most comfortable and relaxing way to cross the Cook Strait with the following benefits: guaranteed seat, sofas/armchairs,

personal cinema, adults only, magazines, freshly cooked hot meals and cold snacks and a great selection of wines and beers are available, along with tea, coffee and fruit juices, all this is included in your Interisland Plus Lounge entry. Enjoy the freedom to go where you want, and bring whatever you want. If you vehicle can carry it, we can too! One Way

Dec 19 Mar 20

Apr Oct 20

Nov 20 Mar 21

Adult

£45 £24 £29 £121 £140 £167 £194 £221 £248

£42 £24 £27 £113 £122 £151 £180 £210 £239

£47 £24 £30 £124 £142 £172 £202 £232 £262

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

Most Common Ferry Departure Times (Aug 19 - Jun 20) 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

5.30pm

8.30pm

12.00am

6.45pm

10.15pm

3.30am

7.00am

10.15pm

1.45am

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

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SEE THE BEST OF NEW ZEALAND BY

TRAIN GREAT FEATURES ON-BOARD TO ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TRAINS

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Northern Explorer – Auckland to Wellington or vice versa.

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

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

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

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

Highlights include:

Operates a 6 day timetable.

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

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

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

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

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

Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington or vice versa.

Oct 19 - Apr 20

May - Oct 20

Nov 20 - Mar 21

£130 £92

£111 £78

£137 £96

Adult Child (2-17yrs)

TranzAlpine – Christchurch to Greymouth or vice versa.

Zealand’s West Coast.

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

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

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

Highlights include:

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

▪▪ The rolling farmlands of the Canterbury Plains.

▪▪ Spectacular mountains and gorges of the great divide.

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

▪▪ River valleys and lush beech rainforest of New

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

Oct 19 - Apr 20

May - Oct 20

Nov 20 - Mar 21

£138 £98

£116 £83

£145 £102

Auckland

Hamilton

Tongariro National Park

Palmerston North

Coastal Pacific – Picton to Christchurch or vice versa.

Picton Greymouth

Kaikōura

Arthur’s Pass Christchurch

Wellington

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

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

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

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

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

▪▪ The picturesque Kaikōura Ranges.

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

▪▪ The tiny seaside town of Kaikōura renowned for its whale watching. Operates Daily from last Friday of September to last Sunday of April. Departs Christchurch 7.00am, arrives Picton 1:15pm.

Departs Picton 2:15pm, arrives Christchurch 8:30pm. Stops at Christchurch, Rangiora, Kaikoura, Blenheim and Picton.

Oct 19 - Apr 20

May - Oct 20

Nov 20 - Mar 21

£98 £68

£101 £70

£101 £70

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NEW ZEALAND

SHORE EXCURSIONS AUCKLAND

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

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

LT56CS Tour

£99

BAY OF ISLANDS

LT55CS Auckland and West Coast Wine Tour

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

Child

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

£51

LT55CS Tour

£105

(under 15yrs)

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

Child

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

£57

LT50RCS Tour

£93

(under 15yrs)

TAURANGA

LT59CS Hobbiton Day Tour

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

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

LT59CS Tour

£107

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LT58CS Tauranga and Rotorua Day Tour with Te Puia

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

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

£75

LT58CS Tour

£101

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£48

NAPIER

Child

(under 15yrs)

Child

(under 15yrs)

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

Child

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

£72

LT60CS Tour

£66

(under 15yrs)

Child

(under 15yrs)

£45


WELLINGTON

LT61CS Wellington Half Day Sightseeing

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

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

LT61CS Tour

£45

PICTON

LT62BCS Half Day Lord of the Rings City Tour

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

Child

Operated by Leisure Tours

£23

LT62BCS Tour

(under 15yrs)

Adult

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

Child

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

£36

LT63CS Tour

£84

(under 15yrs)

£72

LT63CS Marlborough Wine Tour

Child

(under 15yrs)

£84

AKAROA / CHRISTCHURCH

LT65CS Christchurch and Banks Peninsula Sightseeing

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

Operated by Leisure Tours LT65CS Tour

Adult

£51

LT66CS Akaroa/Christchurch Tour with Antarctic Centre

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

Child

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

£27

LT66CS Tour

£87

(under 15yrs)

LT18ACS Waipara Wine Tour with lunch An excursion exploring 4 of Canterbury’s boutique vineyards in the Waipara Valley, with over 40 vineyards peppering the landscape. It’s warm, dry climate and rich alluvial soils, ideal for superior wine production, with pinot noir, riesling, chardonnay, point gris and sauvignon blanc dominating. First stop Waipara Springs Winery where both a tasting of their wines and lunch has been arranged for your enjoyment. You will also stop for tastings at Pegasus Bay, Waipara Hills and Greystone Winery.

Child

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

£48

LT18ACS Tour

£87

(under 15yrs)

Child

(under 15yrs)

£45

DUNEDIN

Tour LT70SCS Dunedin Sightseeing, Larnach Castle and Speights Brewery

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

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

LT70SCS Tour

£99

ADDITIONAL SHORE TOURS ARE AVAILABLE! Please Enquire for options

LT71CS Taieri Gorge Railway and Dunedin Sightseeing

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

Child

Operated by Leisure Tours

Adult

£57

LT71CS Tour

£105

(under 15yrs)

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

Child

Operated by Leisure Tours

£48

LT70DCS Tour

(under 15yrs)

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Adult

Child

(under 15yrs)

£81

CRUISE SHORE EXCURSIONS

£42

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BOUTIQUE STAYS Hotel DeBrett

AUCKLAND

Couple arriving at Queenstown. Credit: Julian Apse

Luxury Lodge

ROTORUA

Koura Lodge

£210

£356*

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

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

HAWKE’S BAY

Hawthorne House

Luxury Lodge

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

MARTINBOROUGH

Aylstone Retreat

Luxury Lodge

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

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

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

£157*

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£210 Rates from

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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 and 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 southernmost point on the North Island, you may be lucky enough to see seals basking amongst the rocks.

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


MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS

Furneaux Lodge

Hotel

CHRISTCHURCH

£126

£152*

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

Wilderness Lodge

Luxury Lodge

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

WANAKA

Lime Tree Lodge

£236*

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

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

Westwood Lodge

Luxury Lodge

£538 Rates from

FRANZ JOSEF

Luxury Lodge

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LAKE MOERAKI

Orari Bed and Breakfast

Luxury Lodge

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

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

ATATŪ

PurePod

Luxury Lodge

£202

£353*

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Nestled in the heart of New Zealand’s glacier region and only moments away from spectacular Franz Josef Glacier, the majestic Southern Alps, and World Heritage-listed Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Westwood Lodge is the ideal place to relax and unwind. Set amidst a garden of native plantings with a backdrop of forest-clad hills, the views from every aspect soothe and inspire.

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

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

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

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LUXURY LODGES Owner's Cottage lounge - The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

The Boatshed

WAIHEKE ISLAND

Luxury Lodge

ROTORUA

£484

£897 *

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

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

HAWKES BAY

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Luxury Lodge

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.

PALLISER BAY

£743

£997 *

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Luxury Lodge

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

Designed by legendary golf architect Tom Doak, the golf course will challenge golfers of all skill levels. This spectacular golf course has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf and is currently ranked the 41st best golf course in the world by Golf Magazine. Your room tariff includes 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 course and spa treatments).

LUXURY LODGES

Wharekauhau Lodge

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

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


MOTUEKA VALLEY

Stonefly Lodge

Luxury Lodge

Hapuku Lodge

KAIKOURA

Luxury Lodge

£741

£529*

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Located at the head of Endeavour Inlet in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, Furneaux Lodge is the first stop on the renowned Queen Charlotte Track. Built in the early 1900's at the foot of it's namesake Mount Furneaux, and surrounded by 2000 acres of New Zealand native forest, Furneaux Lodge is set on 3 acres of the flattest and most picturesque scenery in the Marlborough Sounds which has been unchanged since Captain Cook's first visit to the inlet in 1769.

The Lodge offers a range of accommodation and has something for everyone, They offer luxury suites, as well as self-catering cottages and backpacker-style hikers cabins. Whether you are joining us for one night off the track, or are staying for a week, we have an option to suit everyone. In combination with our award winning restaurant, the lodge is the premier wedding venue in the Sounds.

CHRISTCHURCH

Annadale Coast Farm & Luxury Villas

Luxury Lodge

per night

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

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

£821

£808*

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

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

WANAKA

Matakauri Lodge

QUEENSTOWN

Tin Tub Luxury Lodge

Luxury Lodge

Just seven minutes from Queenstown lies the spectacularly located Matakauri Lodge. This stunning alpine lakeside retreat affords breathtaking views over Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Walter Peak, in one of the world’s most serenely beautiful landscapes. Stay in one of 12 stylishly furnished suites, each with its own private porch, bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace, 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 food grown in the lodge's own vegetable garden. Room tariff includes pre-dinner drinks with hors d’oeuvres, seasonal gourmet dinner, full breakfast, complimentary mini-bar including domestic beers (excludes liquor and wine) and use of all lodge facilities excluding spa treatments.

MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS

Bay of Many Coves

Luxury Lodge

£418

£505*

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

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

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

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

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GreatSights New Zealand operates the most comprehensive range of premium day sightseeing tours in New Zealand. Our nationwide network provides luxury sightseeing tours to destinations throughout New Zealand including the Bay of Islands, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua, Christchurch, Mount Cook, Queenstown and Milford Sound. Everything is taken care of when you travel with GreatSights. Entrance fees are included within the tour price and optional extras like lunches can be added if required. Complimentary hotel transfers are provided on most tours and our experienced local driver guides will keep you entertained with full informative commentary throughout the tour. Great Sights is the premium brand, utilising 5 star coaches with reclining seats, free Wifi, onboard restroom facilities and individual reading lamps.

WAITOMO AND HOBBITON EXPERIENCE

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

DISCOVER THE BAY OF ISLANDS

Travel north of Auckland to one of New Zealand’s most beautiful locations – the Bay of Islands, located in Northland and surrounded by 144 smaller islands. We have a number of Bay of Islands tours available. From a visit to Waitangi Treaty Grounds where Māori and the Europeans signed the Treaty of Waitangi and the viewing of a large Māori war canoe, to a ferry ride to Russell. For tours 11C and 11CL, replace your ferry trip to Russell with a 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. Departs 7.30am, returns 8:00pm.

Adult

Option to finish the Waitomo/Hobbiton tour in Rotorua.

Waitomo and Hobbiton Experience (GS16HW)

Child

Adult

(5-14yrs)

£212

£106

WEST COAST

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Tour GS9RN (Russel Mini Tour) Tour GS9NW (Excl. Waitangi) Tour GS9N (with Cruise) Tour GS9 (with Cruise and Lunch)

New Zealand's remote West Coast region contains some of the country's most dramatic scenery – wild coastlines, ancient glaciers, picturesque mountain ranges and lush native rainforest. Within the area's five national parks are an array of scenic highlights, including New Zealand's highest mountain, longest caves and famously the lowest and most accessible glaciers in the world, Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier. Early Māori named the area Te Tai O Poutini, meaning ‘The tides of Poutini', after the spiritual guardian of the prized pounamu (greenstone) found there in abundance. European settlers flocked to the West Coast during the gold rush of the late 1800s, but today it is one of New Zealand's most sparsely populated regions. West Coast Sightseeing tours depart daily year round to and from Queenstown and Greymouth via Wanaka, Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier with easy connection off or onto the TranzAlpine train through the Southern Alps.

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£70 £76 £88 £94

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Queenstown to Fox Glacier Queenstown to Franz Josef Greymouth to Franz Josef Wanaka to Fox Glacier

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£59 £62 £31 £44

InterCity provides New Zealand’s only national network of coaches. Intercity have been transporting kiwis and international visitors around New Zealand for more than 30 years. Today they operate New Zealand’s largest coach transportation network and offer daily departures to over 600 destinations. Coaches are modern, spacious, comfortable with air-conditioning and free WiFi. Children 2-12yrs – 67% of adult fares. One infant per adult, under 2 years, free of charge not occupying a seat. Valid till Sep 20.

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Duration Approx.

Auckland to Paihia

4 hours 30 mins

Auckland to Hamilton

2 hours

Auckland to Waitomo Caves

4 hours

Auckland to Rotorua

4 hours

Auckland to Taupō

4 hrs 40 mins

Auckland to Thames

1 hr 40 mins

Auckland to New Plymouth

6 hrs 20 mins

Auckland to Napier

7 hrs 10 mins

Auckland to Wellington

10 hours

Auckland to Whakatane

6 hrs 45 mins

Hamilton to Rotorua

1 hr 30 mins

National Park to Auckland

6 hours

COACH TRAVEL

Per Adult

£42

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South Island Destinations

Duration Approx.

Christchurch to Queenstown (via Mt Cook)

9 hrs 20 mins

£61

Christchurch to Te Anau

10 hrs 30 mins

Picton to Kaikōura

2 hrs 15 mins

£63

Picton to Nelson

2 hrs 10 mins

Greymouth to Franz Josef

3 hrs 40 mins

Greymouth to Fox Glacier

4 hours

Dunedin to Queenstown

4 hrs 15 mins

Dunedin to Te Anau

4 hrs 30 mins

£40

Dunedin to Invercargill

3 hrs 15 mins

£44

Franz Josef to Wanaka

7 hours

£25

Queenstown to Wanaka

1 hour 30 mins

£39

Queenstown to Te Anau

2 hrs 10 mins

Per Adult

£49

National Park to Wellington

5 hrs 45 mins

Rotorua to Napier

3 hrs 30 mins

Rotorua to Taupō

1 hour 30 mins

£47

Wellington to Rotorua

7 hrs 15 mins

Wellington to Taupō

6 hours

£22

Wellington to Napier

5 hours

Wellington to New Plymouth

6 hours 30 mins

£54

£71

South Island Destinations

Duration Approx.

Per Adult

Christchurch to Dunedin

6 hours

Christchurch to Picton

5 hrs 20 mins

Christchurch to Kaikōura

2 hrs 40 mins

Christchurch to Lake Tekapo

3 hours

£23 £41

£26 £59 £80 £48 £35

£49

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£88 £78

£54

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£27

£28 £46

£51

£36 £39

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£68 £21

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

AUCKLAND

Auckland City

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

AUCKLAND TO:

26 Aug - 1 Sep 2019 – New Zealand Fashion Week

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

20 Oct 2019 – Auckland Marathon

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

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

FACT FILE

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

31 Oct - 3 Nov 2019 – Taste of Auckland 13-15 Sep 2019 – New Zealand Supersprints Jan 2020 - ASB Classic Tennis Tournament 12 - 29 Mar 2020 – Auckland Arts Festival Mar 2020 - Pasifika Festival Mar 2021 - America’s Cup

» 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. » Tour some of the region's 80 wineries.

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Torbay Browns Bay Albany Mairangi Bay

CBD - Central Business District

2

Papatoetoe

3

Newton

Manukau

Takanini

Hotel

2

Superior BONUS: Children 12yrs and under stay FREE*

3

Executive Extra Person

Oct 19 Apr 20

May Sep 20

£195 £217 £8

£142 £157 £8

Oct 19 Mar 20

£195 £217 £23

Hotel

Extra Person

BONUS: FREE 24 hour direct airport transfers and 24 hour room service.

4

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

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One Bedroom Two Bedroom from

Oct 19 Mar 20

£142 £157 £201

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£90 £131 £157

TANG IHUA ST

ALB ERT

Deluxe Room

Standard Double Superior Queen Quad Room

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Y ST AN LE

£149 £170 £191

Apr Sep 20

£130 £148 £172

Oct 20 Mar 21

£153 £171 £195

Flashpackers

Oct 19 Mar 20

£74 £86 £113

Apr Sep 20

£64 £75 £90

Auckland City Hotel - Hobson St

Oct 20 Mar 21

£82 £97 £131

Hotel / Self Cont

Retaining the character and charm of its past, this hotel is enhanced with contemporary décor and modern conveniences. Located in the heart of the city with easy access to motorways, and only 5 minutes’ walk to SkyCity, Aotea Square, Civic Theatre, and Queen Street. Amenities include an off-site gym and swimming pool, café and restaurant, and broadband internet in all rooms.

Oct 20 Mar 21

£142 £161 £211

Oct 19 Mar 20

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

Located absolute city centre, only metres from Queen Street and within easy walking distance of SkyCity, Viaduct Basin, Victoria Park Market, Aotea Square, Auckland Art Gallery, and many other inner-city attractions. Britomart is nearby for bus, train, and ferry travel. Amenities include a licensed breakfast restaurant, gym, laundry, limited secure car parking (paid direct), and free in-room WiFi.

Per Room From

Superior Room

Per Room From

Hotel

Hotel

City Lodge

AUCKLAND CITY

POA

President Hotel

AUCKLAND CITY

QUE EN S T

Standard Room

Apr 20 Mar 21

£163 £198 £46

Superior Room Deluxe Room

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Located in the bustling heart of Manukau City only a short drive from Auckland Airport, The Sebel is the newest upscale hotel in the area. This stylish getaway offers the perfect mix of modern design and personalised service, with easy access to the best attractions and venues including Rainbow’s End, Butterfly Creek, and Vodafone Events Centre. On-site restaurant and bar, 24-hour room service, and car parking.

Per Room From

Auckland Hospital

New Zealand owned and operated, this hotel is less than 3km from the airport and only a 25-minute drive from the CBD. Free Wifi, car parking and up to 10 Days of car storage*. Amenities include award- winning restaurant and lounge bar, café, swimming pool, gym, dry-cleaning service, guest laundry and gift shop. Family suites available on request. *T&C's apply.

Oct 20 Mar 21

The Sebel Auckland Manukau

AUCKLAND AIRPORT

Auckland Domain

Grafton

Jet Park Hotel

AUCKLAND AIRPORT

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

Per Room From

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Manurewa

Sudima Auckland Airport

AUCKLAND AIRPORT

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East Tamaki

Airport 1

University of Auckland

Albert Park

WEL LE

4

Whitford

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9

14

12 12

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Mangere

WES T

6

5

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Mangere Bridge

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Otahuhu

Titirangi

Cockle Bay

Botany Downs

12 15

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Pakuranga

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EY SL

Mt Wellington

Onehunga

WEL LESL E COO K ST

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Lynfield

Howick

Tamaki

Penrose

10

WES T

RD

Ellerslie

Royal Oak Mt Roskill

New Lynn

Remuera

VICTORIA ST

7 19 11

H AC BE

Greenlane

Glendowie

11

16

15 21

13

6

AVE

Avondale

Mt Eden

Victoria Park

St Heliers

QUA Y ST EAST

C ANZA

Henderson

Kohimarama

Orakei Newmarket

Ponsonby

Mt Albert

Glen Eden

Mission Bay

FAN SHA WE S T

CUS TOM S ST

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HO VIN BS CE ON NT ST

CBD

Waiheke Island

HALSEY

Western Springs

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Devonport

Herne Bay

Te Atatu

iSITE

UPP ER Q UEE N ST REE T

Massey

Northcote

Maritime Museum

America’s Cup Village

Que ens Wha rf

North Shore City Birkenhead

Bledisloe Wharf

Ferry Berth

Capta in Co ok W harf Mars den Wha rf

Wynyard Quarter

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Takapuna

NEL SON ST

Glenfield

Hobsonville

Wairau Park

Motutapu Island

MAYORA

Whenuapai

Rangitoto Island

Prin cess Wha rf

Milford

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

Studio with Kitchen 2 Bdrm Apt (1-3)

Oct 19 Mar 20

£109 £119 £213

Apr Sep 20

£102 £110 £196

Oct 20 Mar 21

£118 £128 £222

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


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Adina Apartment Hotel

Hotel / Self Cont

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Hotel Grand Chancellor

AUCKLAND CITY

Located only 150m from Spark Arena and on the doorstep of the Britomart precinct with plenty of places to eat, drink, and shop at sophisticated boutiques. Near the ferry terminal for trips to Waiheke Island. Hotel offers 24-hour reception, complimentary WiFi, gym, car parking (fees apply), restaurant and bar, and wheelchair accessible accommodation and public areas.

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

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Premium Studio Room 1 Bedroom Apt

Oct 19 Mar 20

Apr Sep 20

£179 £195 £228

£142 £159 £199

Nestled in the heart of the CBD directly opposite the famous Viaduct Harbour, offering contemporary styled rooms with balconies affording city views. Perfectly situated within walking distance of major city attractions, dining, and Britomart Transport Centre. Amenities include an indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, gym, breakfast lounge, free WiFi, and car parking (paid direct).

Oct 20 Mar 21

Per Room From

£184 £201 POA

Ramada Suites Auckland

Hotel

Studio 1 Bedroom Suite Extra Person

10

Per Room From One Bedroom

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AUCKLAND CITY

Per Room From One Bedroom

£135 £165

Rydges Hotel

Two Bedroom Three Bedroom

Hotel

12

Oct 19 Mar 20

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

13

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Deluxe City View Room

Premium Harbour View King

£180 £220 £300

Apr Sep 20

£139 £151 £173

Heritage Auckland

Hotel

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

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

15

AUCKLAND CITY

1 Bdrm Deluxe (1-2) Extra Person

Oct 19 Mar 20

£201 £224 £42

Apr Sep 20

£146 £169 £42

SKYCITY Hotel

Oct 20 Mar 21

Ideally situated in the exciting SkyCity complex, with a multitude of attractions right outside your door. Experience daredevil adrenaline activities, try your luck at the casino, choose dining options from over 20 restaurants, cafes and bars, and visit the iconic Sky Tower. Amenities include free WiFi, day spa, cardio room, carpark and valet parking, and 24-hour room service.

Per Room From Premium Room Premium Suite Extra person

Oct 19 Mar 20

£213 £287 £38

Apr Sep 20

£142 £201 £38

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

Oct 20 Mar 21

£171 £246 £45

Nov 19 Apr 20

Hotel

May Sep 20

£254 £337 £381

£187 £277 £351

Oct 20 Mar 21

£277 £359 £441

Hotel / Self Cont

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

Oct 19 Mar 20

Apr Sep 20

£198 £220 £454

£142 £165 £345

AVANI Metropolis Auckland Residence

Oct 19 Mar 20

Per Room From

£192 £215 £42

Hotel

£157 £172 £30

Oct 20 Mar 21

£188 £211 £437

Self Contained

AVANI Metropolis Auckland Residences offers inner-city hotel accommodation perfectly positioned in the heart of Auckland's commercial precinct. This highly sought-after location is directly across from Albert Park and within the main shopping and dining district the ideal base from which to explore this vibrant city.

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

Per Room From

£109 £124 £30

Oct 20 Mar 21

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

Oct 20 Mar 21

£181 £204 £226

£157 £172 £30

CityLife Auckland

AUCKLAND CITY

An urban oasis in the heart of the city, Rydges Auckland provides convenience and comfort for business and leisure travellers alike. With warm Kiwi hospitality, the hotel is in close proximity to the SkyTower and a short stroll to the Viaduct Harbour and City Centre. Facilities include restaurant and bar, 24-hour in-room dining and reception, free WiFi and car parking.

Per Room From

Apr Sep 20

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

Apr Sep 20

£135 £165

Studio Room

Oct 19 Mar 20

Swiss Belsuites Victoria Park

AUCKLAND CITY

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

Nov 19 Mar 20

Hotel / Self Cont

£194 £212 £247

One Bdrm Suite One Bdrm Superior Suite One Bdrm Harbour Suite

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Apr Sep 20

£157 £168 £201

Hotel Grand Windsor

Oct 20 Mar 21

£194 £212 £247

Hotel

Built in 1928, this heritage building is the perfect blend of classic and art deco designs with sumptuous accents from a bygone era. The hotel has been meticulously refurbished to offer a unique level of luxury; rooms and suites have a refined elegance and art deco glamour. Enjoy fine dining at the on-site restaurant and bar. Complimentary WiFi.

Per Room From Classic Room Superior Room Luxury Room

Oct 19 Mar 20

£260 £320 £368

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£154 £172 £195

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Oct 20 Mar 21

£232 £277 £329

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Hotel De Brett

Boutique Hotel

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AUCKLAND CITY

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

Per Room From Classic Room Rate includes petit dejuener breakfast, a welcome drink and wifi

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AUCKLAND CITY

Superior Room Boutique Suite

Oct 19 Apr 20

May Sep 20

£286 £325 £402

£242 £278 £297

SKYCITY Grand Hotel

Hotel

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

Oct 20 Mar 21

Per Room From

£307 £344 £368

Hotel

Grand Millennium Auckland

Superior Room Club Room Extra Person

20

AUCKLAND CITY

Oct 19 Mar 20

£250 £353 £43

Apr Sep 20

£185 £254 £43

Oct 20 Mar 21

£215 £284 £43

Hilton Auckland

Hotel

Experience true luxury at this contemporary, 5-star central city hotel. Enjoy easy access to some of Auckland’s most iconic attractions, including the casino and Sky Tower. Guest amenities include a heated indoor lap pool, spa, sauna, 24-hour gym, free WiFi, over 20 restaurants, bars and cafes, day spa, 24-hour room service, laundry and dry cleaning service, carpark and valet parking.

Oct 19 Mar 20

Per Room From

£224 £261 £388

Grand Room Grand Harbour View Grand Deluxe King Suite

21

AUCKLAND CITY

Apr Sep 20

£171 £201 £321

Stamford Plaza Auckland

Oct 20 Mar 21

£201 £239 £388

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

Hotel

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

Per Room From Superior Room BONUS: Complimentary WiFi

Executive Room Executive Suite

Oct 19 Mar 20

£210 £247 £404

Apr Sep 20

£161 £191 £348

Oct 20 Mar 21

£186 £213 £364

Per Room From Hilton Guest Room Deluxe Harbour View Bow Suite

Oct 19 -Mar 20

Apr - Sep 20

Oct 20 - Mar 21

£257 £320 £705

£213 £362 £675

£303 £372 £764

Muriwai Beach coastal walk. Photo Credit: Todd Eyre

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

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

Waiheke Explorer Hop-on Hop-off - Cruise across

the sparkling waters of the Auckland Harbour, and explore Waiheke Island at your own pace with the Hop-on, Hop-off island Explorer bus. Plan the perfect day with help from the onboard host to see the things that interest you most. Choose from 15 stops. Whether it be wine & dining through a few of the 30+ island vineyards, Art galleries, beaches, or trailheads. This full-day Waiheke Island experience offers a personalized combination of nature, culture, and food, and departs every 30-60 minutes throughout the day depending on the season.

Half Day Waiheke Island Wine Tour Rangitoto Volcanic Explorer Tour Waiheke Explorer Hop-on Hop-off

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

£85 £43 £39

£23 £20

ADVENTURE CAPITAL BIKE TOURS

AUCKLAND MĀORI TOUR Auckland City and West Coast Tour with a Māori guide - Specialising in small group touring,

experience Auckland with a local Māori guide. You'll discover a landscape rich with Māori myths and legends, steeped in the history, both ancient and modern, of the tangata whenua (the people of the land). Visit the region's most important sites, landmarks and monuments. Practice some Māori kawa (protocols) and tikanga (customs). Learn about some of the rangatira (leaders) who have shaped our nation's history. Be amazed by spectacular views of both the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea, dramatic views of several volcanoes, black sand beaches, subtropical rainforest and learn why Auckland is known as one of the world's most beautiful cities and regions! Departs 9am from your city accomm. and returns approx. 5pm. Includes lunch, snacks and luxury transport. Winner of Multiple Global Awards plus Qualmark Gold Certification.

Operated by Time Unlimited Tours

Adult

Child (4-11yrs)

Auckland City and West Coast Tour with a Māori guide

£166

£83

TE WAO NUI - THE LIVING REALM AT AUCKLAND ZOO

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

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

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

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

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

Auckland Waterfront Waiheke Easy Ride

2 people

3-5 people

£89 £251

£75 £213

General Admission General Admission & Guided Walking Tour

Adult

Child

£15 £29

£8 £21

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

AMERICA’S CUP SAILING AND AUCKLAND HARBOUR CRUISING

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

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

on either side. Our crew will ease you into the mini challenges for an unforgettable adventure. Includes authentic SkyWalk cap & FREE Sky Tower pass.

course or work hard on the grinders to hoist the mainsail during this hands on sailing adventure on board a real America’s Cup yacht. No previous experience necessary. Departs daily 1.00pm (April – Oct) and 11.00am & 2.00pm (Nov – March).

SkyWalk: Epic 360 degree views over Auckland city and two oceans. Walk the 1.2m walkway with nothing but air

America’s Cup Sailing Experience – An absolute must do in the City of Sails. Take the helm to steer on

Auckland Bridge Climb: Custom engineered walkways means our Bridge Climb is an easy-going walk.

Harbour Sailing Cruise with Lunch – Departs daily at 1pm for 1.5hours. Includes a delicious fresh picnic

Auckland Bridge Bungy (40m): Home to the world’s first harbour bridge bungy and only ocean touch.

Harbour Sailing Cruise – Departs daily at 10.30am & 3.15pm for 1.5 hours. Includes tea/coffee and a snack. Harbour Dinner Cruise – Departs 6.00pm daily for 2.5 hours. The best time of day to experience Auckland’s

Be entertained on this fully guided experience and enjoy stunning harbour views from the summit. Includes authentic Bridge Climb cap. Free pick up available from the Sky Tower (bookings essential)

style lunch.

Offering flexible jump styles ankle tie, body harness and tandem all that’s left is for you to choose. Includes authentic Bungy Jumper t-shirt. Free pick up available from the Sky Tower (bookings essential).

magnificent harbour – at twilight. Cruise includes delicious 3 course meal served on board.

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

Operated by Explore Limited

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

Harbour Sailing Cruise with Lunch

£67 £56 £82 £107

£45 £34 £56 £76

Harbour Sailing Cruise Dinner Cruise America’s Cup Sailing Experience

Operated by AJ Hackett

Adult

Child

Skywalk 360 (Child 10-15yrs)

£90 £135 £177 £78 £99

£72 £105 £177 £54 £81

SkyJump (Child 10-15yrs) Look and Leap Combo - SkyWalk and SkyJump Auckland Bridge Climb (Child 7-14yrs) Auckland Bridge Bungy (Child 10-14yrs)

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

SEA LIFE KELLY TARLTON’S AQUARIUM Go on an underwater adventure at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium. Home to New Zealand’s only colony of Antarctic penguins, get up close with the majestic King and playful Gentoo penguins. Take the underwater travelator tunnel and watch as huge sharks, giant stingrays and other sea creatures swim above you.

Admission Penguin Passport Shark Cage Adventure

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Adult

Child (3-15yrs)

£19 £113 £56

£13 £113 £56

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EcoZip Experience (no ferry)

Adult

Child (8-16yrs)

£78

£48

Family (2AD + 2CH under 16)

£202


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

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

Adult

Child (under 15yrs)

£14 £23 £26 £31

£6 £12 £12 £14

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

Full-Day Best of Both Worlds - Experience the best

Visit the iconic Sky Tower and take in the spectacular 360-degree views from 328m above the ground. The Sky Tower is the tallest man-made structure in the Southern Hemisphere, and on a clear day you can see up to 80kms in every direction. Travel up the tower in glass fronted lifts to one of three viewing platforms, Sky Deck (220m), Main Observation Level (186m) or Sky Lounge café and bar (182m). The Sky Tower is also home to two restaurants, Orbit 360° Dining that rotates once every hour and The Sugar Club, Peter Gordons premium dining experience. For an adrenaline rush, walk around the pergola of the tower at SkyWalk or leap from the tower at SkyJump. Make sure you stop at Auckland’s iconic Sky Tower. Adult

Orbit Dinner (Child: 4-14yrs)

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

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

SKY TOWER

General Admission (Child: 6-14yrs)

BUSH AND BEACH DAY TOURS

£17

£49

Child

£7

£22

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

Full-Day Hobbiton Express – Let Bush and Beach

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

Full-Day Hobbiton and Waitomo – See two

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

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

MAGIC BROOMSTICK TOURS Magic Broomstick Tours has been teaching people to ride the fabulous Segway Personal Transporter and taking guided tours around Auckland’s historic village of Devonport since 2008. So we know what it takes to teach people how to safely ride this 'State of the Art' machine, to have FUN, and explore all the best places that make Devonport Village unique and exciting. Segways are suitable for those 10 years old and over on short rides and 13 years and over on full tours. No prior experience is needed as you’ll be given full instruction and plenty of practice time before leaving on your tour/ride. It’s only a 12-minute ferry ride or a 30-minute drive from downtown Auckland and you’ll arrive in Devonport where the fun begins. Helmets are provided. Jackets and gloves during winter are available. Comfortable closed shoes highly recommended Segways run daily. Segway recommend a weight restriction of between 45kgs and 120kgs. We cannot include pregnant women. *10% Discount May to Oct 2020

Per Person

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

£39 £51 £78 £96

Half Day Auckland City Revealed (Child: 2-11yrs) Half Day Wilderness Experience (Child: 2-11yrs) Full Day Best of Both Worlds (Child: 2-11yrs) Full Day Hobbiton Express (Child: 4-14yrs) Full-Day Hobbiton and Waitomo Full-Day Coromandel

Adult

Child

£51 £99 £144 £186 £225 £233

£26 £50 £72 £102 £113 £117

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WAIHEKE ISLAND

WAIHEKE ISLAND

Onetangi Beach Apartments

Self Contained

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

Nov 19 Apr 20

Per Room From

£153 £166 £219

Studio One Bedroom Two Bedroom

WAIHEKE ISLAND

May Sep 20

Oct 20 Mar 21

£134 £146 £193

£153 £166 £219

Watermark Studio Apartments

Self Contained

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

Winery in Waiheke Island. Credit: Miles Holden

2 night minimum over weekends.

Delamore Lodge

WAIHEKE ISLAND

Boutique Lodge

WAIHEKE ISLAND

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

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

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

Oct 19 Apr 20

£880 £1,168

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.

May Sep 20

Oct 20 Mar 21

£555 £941

£880 £1,168

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Studio

Apr Sep 20

Oct 20 Mar 21

£206

£236

Marino Ridge

Per Room From INCLUDES: Fresh Gourmet Breakfast (changing daily), pre-dinner drinks each night, transfers to and from Waiheke Passenger Ferry (must advise ferry times) & free Internet.

Hosted

Akarana Suite

Nov 19 Apr 20

Coromandel Suite Owhanake Suite

£541 £541 £541

May Oct 20

Nov 20 Mar 21

£443 £443 £443

£541 £541 £541

ZIP, WINE AND DINE

ESSENCE OF WAIHEKE WINE

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

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

Duration: 7 Hours, Daily departures.

Waiheke Highlights

Oct 19 Mar 20

This ultramodern exclusive three suite 3½ acre private retreat overlooks an uninterrupted panorama of sparkling ocean, ships, yachts, swimming beach, native landscapes, city. Luxurious quality, simple elegance and exquisite location define Marino Ridge. On-site helipad, carparking. Discreet, spacious, comfortable, tranquil. 17m lap-pool, jacuzzi, coastal walks, organic gardens. Share our passion for food, wine and for Waiheke!

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

Operated by Auckland Seaplanes

Per Room From

Operated by Ecozip Adventures Zip, Wine and Dine

Per Person

£176

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

Operated by Ananda Wine Tours Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour

Per Person

£111


NORTHLAND & THE BAY OF ISLANDS Cape Reinga

North Cape Waitiki Landing

Northland Doubtless Bay Taupo Bay

Coopers Beach

Bay of Islands

Kerikeri Ferry Rawene

Hokianga Harbour

Matauri Bay

Whangaroa

Herekino

Omapere

Tauranga Bay

Mangonui

Opononi

Russell

Paihia

Kaikohe

Whananaki Matapouri

Hikurangi

Waipoua

BIRTHPLACE OF THE NATION

Opua

Kamo Whangarei

Tutukaka Ngunguru Bay Tikipunga

Twin Coast Discovery Route

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

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

Piha Manakau Harbour

Auckland

AUCKLAND TO:

9-11 Aug 2019 – Bay of Islands Jazz & Blues Festival

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

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

Oct 2019 – ‘it’ Bay of Islands Food & Wine Festival Mar 2020 – Bay of Islands Waka Festival

May 2020 - Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival

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

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

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25 Oct 2019 – Coastal Classic: annual yacht race from Auckland to Russell

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

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

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Houhora Pukenui Houhora Harbour

To Opua

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Averill Court Motel

PAIHIA

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Sea Spray Suites

PAIHIA

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

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

£105 £122 £147

May Sep 20

£92 £104 £149

Copthorne Hotel & Resorts Bay of Islands

PAIHIA

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Oct 19 Apr 20

Located directly across the road from beautiful Te Ti Beach, halfway between Paihia’s town centre and historic Waitangi. Only 600m from the ferry to Russell, this comfortable and spacious accommodation offers access to the best of the Bay of Islands. Enjoy complimentary WiFi (up to 3GB), guest BBQ, and guest laundry.

Oct 20 Mar 21

£107 £124 £149

Hotel

Per Room From 1 Bdrm Deluxe NOTE: 24 Dec – 11 Jan surcharges apply

4

Standard Standard Plus

Discounts may be available, enquire for details.

5

Harbourview Room

Oct 19 Mar 20

£109 £116 £120

Apr Sep 20

£81 £86 £94

Blue Pacific Apartments

PAIHIA

Per Room From

£109 £116 £120

Standard BONUS: Free Wifi

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1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-4)

NOTE: Minimum 2 nights stay.

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3 Bedroom (1-6)

Oct 19 Mar 20

£162 £162 £336

Apr Sep 20

£142 £142 £278

Paihia Beach Resort and Spa

PAIHIA

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Oct 20 Mar 21

£124 £176 £187

Hotel

Superior Deluxe

Oct 19 Mar 20

£133 £153 £165

Apr Sep 20

£93 £111 £131

Oct 20 Mar 21

£136 £157 £169

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

Oct 20 Mar 21

£162 £199 £336

£105 £146 £169

Edgewater Palms

PAIHIA

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

Per Room From

2 Bdrm Deluxe (1-4)

£120 £169 £183

Apr Sep 20

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

Oct 20 Mar 21

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1 Bdrm Premium

Oct 19 Mar 20

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

PAIHIA

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

Per Room From

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

OMAPERE

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

Nov 19 Mar 20

£151 £184 £218

Apr Sep 20

£189 £222 £255

Oct 20 Mar 21

£255 £435

Copthorne Hotel Hokianga

Hotel

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

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

RUSSELL

1 Bdrm Superior 2 Bdrm Apart (1-4)

Oct 19 Apr 20

£312 £354 £449

May Sep 20

£194 £245 £295

Donkey Bay Inn

Oct 20 Mar 21

£419 £471 £523

Fully energy sufficient and cooled under a huge living roof, this architectural masterpiece will truly take your breath away with its cavernous rooms, imaginative angles and breath-taking views at every turn. Our four exotically styled rooms feature wide views of the bay, balconies or terraces, private relaxing areas, and deeply comfortable beds. Relax and luxuriate in our outdoor baths or take a short walk to the beach below.

Per Room From Tosca’s Room Rooms include a continental breakfast each day, complimentary drink each evening and WIFI.

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The Emperor’s Room Skyfall Room

NORTHLAND & THE BAY OF ISLANDS

Set in manicured gardens at the edge of Hokianga Harbour, this accommodation is ideally located to explore Northland’s stunning west coast. Beachfront rooms are a minute’s stroll from the shore, and rooms with balconies offer magnificent views of the harbour and sand dunes. Amenities include a restaurant and bar, swimming pool, WiFi, and car parking.

Luxury Lodge

Oct 19 Apr 20

£538 £658 £717

May Sep 20

£359 £478 £538

Oct 20 Mar 21

£538 £658 £717

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Our Luxury villas designed for couples and private retreats, each featuring a courtyard, outdoor spa pool and shower, and tastefully landscaped gardens. Experience the very best in comfort with gorgeous bathrooms, plush super king beds, a fireplace for cool evenings, and a Nespresso machine for the perfect brew. A relaxing getaway, all year round.

Per Room From Standard Garden

Beachfront Room Luxury Villa (1-2)

Oct 19 - Mar 20

Apr - Sep 20

Oct 20 - Mar 21

£150 £168 £269

£84 £104 £155

£150 £168 £251

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


FULLERS GREAT SIGHTS

BAY OF ISLANDS THE CREAM TRIP – DAY IN THE BAY

HOLE IN THE ROCK CRUISE

Full Day -Explore the Bay of Islands on the cruise

Half Day -Experience a three-hour journey through the tranquil waters of the Bay of Islands, enjoying spectacular views from the large decks aboard our catamaran Dolphin Seeker. Your cruise will take you right to the end of the Cape Brett Peninsula, where a historic lighthouse keeps watch over Motukōkako/ Piercy Island, where you’ll see the famous Hole in the Rock. If conditions permit, we’ll travel right through it!

that started it all! The Cream Trip is the perfect cruise for nature lovers, and the most extensive historical cruise ion the Bay. Cruise the original Cream Trip route delivering mail and supplies to island residents and showing you the best of the Bay on a relaxed day-long cruise. Take in the amazing Hole in the Rock and stop over on a secluded island for a scenic walk, swim or just relax.

Departs: Paihia or Russell at 8.30AM, returning 12PM. Russell departures 10 minutes later.

Hole in the Rock Cruise 3hr - AM (Tour KBA)

Adult

Child (5-13yrs)

£62

£31

DOLPHIN CRUISE TO THE HOLE IN THE ROCK

Departs: Daily Oct- Apr from Paihia at 9.30am, returns 4.15pm, Russell departures 10 min later.

The Cream Trip

Child (5-13yrs)

£76

£38

CAPE REINGA AND NINETY MILE BEACH

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

Full Day -A visit to New Zealand is not complete

without a journey to the very top of the North Island. Uncover the wild beauty of this vast and untouched region, rich in Māori culture and tradition, on an actionpacked full day return tour. During your day you’ll drive along the sand on Ninety Mile Beach, surf down giant dunes at Te Paki Stream and meet majestic kauri trees in the Puketi Forest – and of course, visit Cape Reinga, where the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea collide. Enjoy a delicious lunch of fresh Kiwi fish and chips at our exclusive lunch stop.

Departs: Paihia or Russell at 1.30PM, returning 4.20PM. Russell departures 10 minutes later.

Hole in the Rock Cruise 3hr - PM including dolphin viewing (Tour KBP)

Adult

Adult

Child (5-13yrs)

£68

£34

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

Cape Reinga (Tour CRWL)

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Child (5-13yrs)

£90

£45

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

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

Per Person

£76

Waka Canoe Voyage Haruru Falls

THE CLOAK OF EARTH MOTHER Experience an exclusive maori cultural guided tour through an amazing native kauri forest. The second largest tree species in the world. Learn how maori traditionally used the plants trees, birds and insects of the forest to heal, protect, nourish, entertain an support their families.

Note: Alternate diving options available, enquire for details.

Operated by Dive Tutukaka

Adult

Child (2-15yrs)

The ‘Perfect Day’

£119

£60

Your guide Stella is a local Maori, born in New Zealand and raised in the Bay of Islands. She is a passionate conservationist and trapper of inavasive species that now decimate the forests and wildlife in New Zealand. With the cultural knowledge of her ancestors and experience in the protection and preservation of the flora and fauna within New Zealand. She will take you on a journey that will open your eyes to a world that once was, a world that is now and the battle that is being fought by her and others to restore and protect a once natural world.

FOOTPRINTS WAIPOUA Twilight Encounter – Step into our world with

local Maori guides for an unforgettable experience of storytelling, Maori song and an interactive journey through natures stages of evolution. Meet our ancestors; the mighty Te Matua Ngahere ‘The Father of the Forest’ estimated to be between 3,000 to 4,000 years old. The highlight of the tour is ‘The Lord of the Forest’ Tane Mahuta standing an impressive 51m (150ft) tall. His gnarled ancient limbs seem to grasp at the stars and the forest is silent bur for the dim chatter of its night creatures.

Twilight Encounter (4 hours)

Daylight Encounter (3.5 hours)

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

£59

£26

£51

£26

Operated by Papatūānuku Mother Earth Tours

Per Person

£54

Shared Tour (min 4 pp required)

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

Day Pass Day Pass + Hāngi & Concert

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

£28 £68

FREE £31

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

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

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

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

Operated by Salt Air Helicopter Hole in the Rock Flight (20 mins) Helicopter Hole in the Rock Landing (35 mins) Heli Cruise Island Escape Half Day Cape Reinga Aeroplane Fly/Drive Tour

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

Operated by Adventure HQ

Adult

Child (5-13yrs)

Darryl’s Dinner Cruise

£66

£26


Cathedral Cove, The Coromandel.

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

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COROMANDEL DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

AUCKLAND TO:

21 Sep 2019 - Whitianga Scallop Festival

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

2 Nov 2019 - K2 Cycle Race

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

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

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

4 Jan 2020 - Tairua Wine & Food Festival 29 Mar 2020 - Beach Hop, Whangamata

» Take a beach walk to Cathedral Cove, a stunning natural amphitheatre. » Numerous idyllic beaches including Kuaotunu, Otama, Opito Bay and Hahei. » Panoramic views of Slipper Island, Alderman Islands and Mayor Island from atop Paku Hill, Tairua. » Enjoy the 2-hour walk to Wentworth Valley Waterfall near Whangamata. » Explore an old gold mine and learn about the regions gold mining history at Thames. » Nov-Jan the brilliant red flowers of the pohutukawa (New Zealand Christmas tree) dominate the coastline.

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Anchor Lodge Motel

COROMANDEL TOWN

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Just 400m from Coromandel town centre, perfectly located for easy access to the peninsula’s stunning natural attractions. Enjoy spectacular views from a harbour view suite or relax amongst bubbles in a luxury spa suite or spa apartment. Facilities include heated swimming pool, spa, BBQ area, guest mountain bikes, bush walk access, guest laundry, WiFi, and parking for cars and boats.

Per Room From Studio Spa Suite

Coromandel Town

2 Bedroom (1-6)

Whitianga

Oct 19 Apr 20

£131 £139 £206

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

WHITIANGA

Whangamata

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

Oct 19 Apr 20

£128 £182 £222

Minimum stays and surcharges apply Dec – Mar

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WHITIANGA

Set amongst trees, gardens, and open spaces, within easy walking distance of the harbour, ocean beach, bush walks, golf course, and shopping centre. Self-contained units offer spacious, functional living, with kitchen facilities, large bathrooms, lounge and dining areas. Swimming pool and tennis court, with golf clubs and bikes for guest use. Free WiFi.

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

PAUANUI

£124 £183 £27

£98 £146 £27

Grand Mercure Puka Park

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

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Bush Chalet B&B Toi Toi Apt B&B

THE COROMANDEL

Nov 19 Apr 20

Oct 20 Mar 21

£281 £304 £386

£175 £198 £287

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May 20 - Mar 21

£172 £293 £398

POA

3 Bdrm Apt (1-4)

Admiralty Lodge Whitianga

Studio Apartment One Bedroom Extra Person

WAIHI BEACH

Motel

Oct 19 Mar 20

£154 £161 £21

Apr Sep 20

£134 £141 £21

Oct 20 Mar 21

£229 £161 £21

Waihi Beach Boutique B&B Lodge

Hosted

Boutique bed and breakfast accommodation, only a two-minute stroll from the white sandy beach stretching 9km along the shoreline. Central location ideal for trips to Coromandel, Hobbiton, Rotorua, Waitomo, and Karangahake Gorge. Comfortable rooms with ensuites, studio apartment with kitchenette, bathroom, laundry, and private entrance. Free WiFi. 2 night minimum stay 01 Dec – 31 Mar.

Nov 20 Mar 21

£278 £301 £390

2 Bdrm Apt (1-4)

Per Room From

£124 £183 £27

Hotel

May Oct 20

£142 £195 £236

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

A secluded hideaway located at Pauanui Beach. 48 romantic chalets set in 25 acres of native bush and only two hours’ drive for Auckland. All rooms feature private balconies and treetop vistas. Indulge at Miha Restaurant, and enjoy the solar heated swimming pool, spa and sauna, tennis court, guest bicycles and resort-wide WIFI.

Per Room From

£118 £179 £219

Oct 20 Mar 21

Sep 19 - Apr 20

1 Bdrm

May Sep 20

May Sep 20

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

Per Room From

Oct 19 Apr 20

£131 £173 £206

Self Cont

Marina Park Apartments Whitianga

Waihi Beach

Per Room From

Oct 20 Mar 21

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

Thames

Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge

£109 £124 £195

Oceans Resort Whitianga

WHITIANGA

Pauanui

PAUANUI

May Sep 20

Per Room From BONUS: Stay for 3 pay for 2 from 01 Mar - 30 Nov

Double B&B Studio Apt B&B

Jul 19 - Sep 20

Oct 19 - Mar 20

£177 £177

£195 £195

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


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

CATHEDRAL COVE SEA KAYAKING The Cathedral Cove Classic Tour - Rated as one of the best kayaking tours in the country, this tour encapsulates the magic of sea kayaking amongst breathtaking natural scenery. Based in Hahei for some of the best paddling on the planet, Cathedral Cove Kayaks are the only operators to land daily at Cathedral Cove. Explore amazing volcanic islands, paddle through sea caves in the marine reserve, and enjoy cappuccinos on the beach at our famous Cathedral Cove Beachfront Café. Includes: Professional qualified guide, full instruction, all safety gear and refreshments. No experience necessary. Duration: 3-3.5 hrs. Tours depart daily 8.45am and 1.15pm. Trips depart Hahei Beach (35-minute drive south of Whitianga) or arrange a shuttle service from the Whitianga Ferry Landing at an extra cost for ferry and shuttle Service.

The Cathedral Cove Classic Tour Operated by Kiwi Dundee Adventures

Adult

Child (5-11yrs)

Nature Experience, Glowworms and Coastal Tour

£183

£183

Adult

Child (5 -15yrs)

£75

£51

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

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

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

Operated by Driving Creek Railway

Adult

Child (4-16yrs)

EyeFull Tower Rail Tour

£21

£8

Adult

The Cathedral Cove Classic Tour

£66

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Child (3-15yrs)

£39

THE COROMANDEL

Family (2 AD + 2 CH)

£186

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DRIVING DISTANCES: HAMILTON TO:

28 Jul 2019 Karioi Classic

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

HORTICULTURE HEAVEN ABOVE GROUND AND SCULPTURED MASTERPIECE BELOW GROUND.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Wellington 532 kms 6 hrs 30 mins WAITOMO TO: Auckland 200 kms, 2 hrs 45 mins Rotorua 166 kms, 2 hrs 20 mins Wellington 455 kms, 5 hrs 45 mins

Jan 2020 Rugby Sevens March 2020 Balloons over Waikato June 2020 New Zealand National Agricultural Field Days

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS: Thames Pokeno

Paeroa Morrinsville

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

Ngaruawahia

Hamilton

Matamata

Raglan

Otorohanga

Waitomo Caves Te Kuiti

New Plymouth

Taumarunui

Cambridge Tokoroa Mangakino

Lake Taupo Turangi

Waitomo Caves, Waikato. Photo Credit: Tourism Holidings

Ohakune Wanganui National Park Hawera

Waitomo Top 10 Holiday Park

WAITOMO

Holiday Park

Tongariro National Park

Nov 19 - Mar 21

Self Cont. Unit

£113 £101 £36

Ensuite Unit Motorhome site for 2

HAMILTON

Taihape

CAMBRIDGE

Standard Room Superior Room Superior Plus Room

HAMILTON

£101 £109 £115

Henley Hotel

Hotel

HAMILTON

May Sep 20

Per Room From

£103 £111 £118

Self Cont.

Standard Room Superior Room Superior Plus Room

HAMILTON

£340 £421 £597

Self Cont.

Oct 19 Apr 20

May Sep 20

£121 £142 £156

£107 £124 £141

Oct 20 Mar 21

£124 £145 £159

Hotel

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

Standard Room

£101 £120 £27

Superior Room

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£262 £327 £460

Novotel Hamilton Tainui

Per Room From

HAMILTON & WAITOMO

£357 £447 £576

Oct 20 Mar 21

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

Oct 20 Mar 21

£95 £104 £110

May Sep 20

Ballinor Motor Inn

Oct 19 - Mar 21

Extra Person

Oct 19 Apr 20

Best Rooms

Per Room From Superior Room

Luxury

Better Rooms

Quality accommodation within walking distance of Waterworld, Te Rapa Racecourse, and The Base, NZ’s largest shopping centre. Waikato Stadium, Claudelands, and the city centre are less than 10 minutes’ drive. Extensive guest amenities include a gym, indoor flow pool, three spa pools, restaurant, bar, and free car parking. WiFi available.

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Good Rooms

Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre

BONUS: Free unlimited WiFi

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

A brand new country house boutique hotel offering 14 individually crafted bedrooms, restaurant and bar, day spa, indoor heated pool, sauna and gym, mini cinema, fully air conditioned and located on 29 acres of parkland including lake. Less than 2 hours from Auckland. A perfect country base to rest, relax and reflect or explore nearby attractions such as Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves and Rotorua. Includes breakfast, free wifi, free parking.

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

Oct 19 Apr 20

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

Per Room From

Heartland Ambassador Hotel Hamilton

Per Room From

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

Waiouru

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

Per Room From

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

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

Executive Room Extra Person

Oct 19 Mar 20

£144 £181 £36

Apr Mar 21

POA

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


WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES Walk through the world famous Cathedral Cave and hear the amazing acoustics in this vast space. Be amazed by the thousands of magical glowworms above, as you glide silently by boat in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Operates 365 days a year. Duration: 45 mins Departs: Every half hour: 9.00am to 5.00pm and until 5.30pm from Labour Weekend to Easter Monday.

LEGENDARY BLACK WATER RAFTING The Black Labyrinth - This is the original

Waitomo subterranean adventure that will have you climbing, black water tubing, leaping and floating through Ruakuri Cave. Over three hours you’ll take leaps of faith over cascading waterfalls and float serenely down the underground river as you enjoy the glowworm show on the vaulted limestone galleries up above. Your journey concludes when you emerge into the sunlight of the forest. Duration: 3 hrs Departs: 9am, 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm. (12yrs+)

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

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

Adult

Child (4-14yrs)

£36

£16

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

Per Person

£95 £164

The Black Labyrinth The Black Abyss

Ruakuri Caves Waitomo & Ruakuri Caves Combo

Adult

Child (4-14yrs)

£48 £62

£19 £23

SANCTUARY MOUNTAIN MAUNGATAURARI Come and experience for yourself the New Zealand environment the way it used to be – an ancient, vibrant pestfree forest alive with native wildlife including many of New Zealand’s rarest and most endangered , insects, birds and fish. Step through the pest-proof gate into another world where ancient forest towers majestically above well maintained walking tracks and the air is filled with birdsong. Enjoy a variety of hikes and bush walks around our eco sanctuary, take a guided tour or nature walk and learn about why this conservation project is so special. • Visitor Centre open 7 days (excluding Christmas day) • Guided Tours run Tuesday – Sunday • Dusk and speciality tours scheduled throughout the year

Sanctuary Mountain Maungataurari - Entry

• Wetland and forest enclosures • 5km of walking tracks

HAMILTON GARDENS Guided Tour of Hamilton Gardens – Explore themed gardens with our experienced guides who will share the ‘inside story’ of how the Gardens was transformed from a rubbish dump into an internationally significant garden. Hamilton Gardens’ international unique concept tells the Story of Gardens reflects the evolution of civilisation. Discover where a Hollywood block buster was filmed in the Gardens and why our gardeners remove all the flowers from one particular garden, and take a selfie in front of our steampunk airship The Huddleston.

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

Adult

Child

£14

£6

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

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Adult

Child (6-14yrs)

£12

£8

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

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

GISBORNE TO Opotiki via East Cape Coastal road (SH35) 334 kms, 6 hrs Opotiki direct via SH2 145 kms, 2 hrs

SPECIAL EVENTS: 09 -10 Sep 2019 AIMS games 22 Sep 2019 International Hobbit Day 28-31 Dec 2019 Rhythm and Vines

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

Waihi Morrinsville Waihi Beach

Matamata Te Puke

Otorohanga

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

Okoroire

Taumarunui

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

Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel

Hotel

TAURANGA

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

Oct 19 Apr 20

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

£121 £142 £156

May Sep 20

£107 £124 £161

French Country House

WHAKATĀNE

Oct 20 Mar 21

£124 £145 £183

Hosted

Per Room From

Jul 19 - Mar 21

Farm View Room

£558 £558 £558

Blue Room Green Room

White Island Rendezvous

Deluxe Unit 2 Bdrm Spa Unit (1-2)

BAY OF PLENTY & GISBORNE

Tolaga Bay Te Urewera National Park

Taupo Lake Taupo

Gisborne

Waikaremoana

Hotel Armitage

Per Room From Superior Room

MOUNT MAUNGANUI

Oct 19 Apr 20

£156

May Sep 20

£141

Oceanside Resort & Twin Towers

Oct 20 Mar 21

£159

Self Cont.

Prime beachfront accommodation overlooking the golden sands and sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean. Near Mauao, for walks around the base or breathtaking views from the top. Each room has a private balcony or patio. Amenities include a 15-metre lap pool, hot pool, gym, sauna, guest laundry, WiFi access, accessible rooms, and secure car parking.

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

Self Cont.

Hotel

GISBORNE

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

Dec 19 Mar 20

£142 £168 £275

Apr Nov 20

£121 £151 £224

Portside Hotel

Oct 20 Mar 21

£149 £176 £289

Self Cont.

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

Oct 19 - Mar 21

Per Room From

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Tokomaru Bay

Per Room From

Nestled between the Whakatāne River and a tree-lined escarpment, this quiet location is only minutes’ walk from the town centre’s boutique shopping and restaurants. Start the day with a gourmet breakfast from their onsite café. Amenities include unlimited free WiFi, onsite gift shop, undercover outdoor dining area, free laundry facilities, and free car parking.

3 Bdrm Unit (1-2)

Forest Park

Opotiki

The Hotel Armitage is located only a 3-minute walk from the main centre in Tauranga and only a short drive from Mount Maunganui . The hotel has been undergoing some extensive renovations and is aiming to complete a multi-million dollar refurbishment by 2020. The hotel offers modern features whilst retaining the character and history of the former iconic Willow Park. The hotel offers 80 well appointed rooms, a full restaurant and bar, and geo thermal heated pool.

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

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

Rotorua

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

White Island, Bay of Plenty. Photo Credit: White Island Tours

TAURANGA

White Island

Murapara

» Superb Tuna and Marlin fishing and diving.

OKOROIRE

Bay of Plenty

Tauranga Hicks Bay Te Araroa Mt Maunganui Whakatāne Raukumara Ruatoria

£95 £113 £101

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Per Room From Guest Room

Oct 19 Apr 20

£142

May Sep 20

£124

Oct 20 Mar 21

£145

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


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

Operated by Te Puia

Adult

Trilogy Self-Drive Package

£192

Child (5-15yrs)

£91

Family (2AD+2CH)

£536

HOBBITON MOVIE SET TOURS The Hobbiton Movie Set

is a visitor experience based at the original locations where Hobbiton was created for the filming of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. It offers an interesting and entertaining experience incorporating the famous film set and a special insight into rural life. Your tour starts with a drive through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will escort you through the 12 acre site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton Movie Set was created. Hobbit Holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill and other structures can be views and you will see how this beautiful Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth. Specially brewed beverages are available at The Green Dragon Inn as you complete your tour. After your tour of the film set your host will return you to The Shire’s Rest with the opportunity to visit The Shire Store. Tours to the Hobbiton movie set operate daily from The Shires Rest, Matamata i-Site and Hobbiton Movie Set shop in Rotorua. From: The Shire’s Rest Departs: Every 30 minutes from 9am to 3.30pm. Additional tours in Summer. Duration: 2 hours approx.

From: Matamata i-Site. Departs: Regular departures between 8.30am and 2.30pm with extended departures in Summer. Duration: 3 hours approx.

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

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

Child (9-16yrs)

Adult

£51 £72 £117

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

Infant (0-8yrs)

£26 £46 £92

FREE £21 £60

WHITE ISLAND TOURS Tour of White Island - 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 or Whakaari/White Island. Hard hats and gas masks provided. Sights include the majestic main crater, hissing vents, bubbling mud pots and exploring the remains of an abandoned sulphur mining factory. The complete round trip is 5-6 hours and includes an 80 minute sea journey each way on a purpose-built launch. Spending time with any marine life spotted along the way is an added bonus.

MOUTOHORĀ: ISLAND SANCTUARY

Departs: Daily (weather permitting) around 8-10am. Trips confirmed the evening prior before (Between 7 to 8pm). Suitable footwear is essential (no sandals). Lunch provided. Min age 8 years.

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

Operated by White Island Tours

Adult

Child (8-15yrs)

Tour of White Island ex Whakatāne

£137

£78

Operated by White Island Tours

Adult

Child (8-15yrs)

Moutohorā: Island Sanctuary Tour

£60

£36

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

WAIMARINO TOURS Kayak and Glowworms ex Tauranga At dusk let your guide lead you onto calm Lake McLaren for a gentle paddle into the night and discover the magic of the enchanting glowworm canyon. Includes transfer from Waimarino (10min drive from Tauranga), double sea kayaks, buoyancy aids and jackets, light snack and drinks. Departs: Times vary depending on the month.

If short on time while in Tauranga why not consider the Half Day Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise instead.

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

Per Person

Glowworm Tour

£78 The New Zealand Book 2020 - 21 | UK Sterling

Adult

(5-15yrs)

Child

Infant

Best Day Ever Island & Wildlife Cruise

£90

£54

£12

Half Day Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise

£78

£45

£12

BAY OF PLENTY & GISBORNE

(4yrs & under)

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Te Puia. Credit: Rotorua Tourism

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

ROTORUA

Whakarewarewa Living Māori Village. Credit: Tamaki Māori Village

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

ROTORUA TO:

12 Oct 2019 - Ekiden Relay Race

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

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

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

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Oct 2019 - Rotorua Bike Festival 19-24 Mar 2020 Crankworx Rotorua May 2020 - Rotorua Marathon

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

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


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

Per Room From Powered Site Standard Cabin Motel

3

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Jul 19 - Sep 20

Oct 20 - Mar 21

Per Room From

£34 £60 £105

£36 £63 £110

Superior Room

Rydges Rotorua

Superior Plus Room

BONUS: Children 12yrs and under stay FREE*

Hotel

4

Family Room (1-2)

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

5

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Deluxe Spa Extra Person

Sep 19 Mar 20

£133 £157 £27

Apr Aug 20

£92 £105 £33

Ramada Resort Marama

Self Cont.

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

Per Room From 2 Bdrm Apartment 3 Bdrm Lodge Apartment

Jul 19 Mar 20

£138 £171

Apr Sep 20

£145

£180

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

Oct 20 Mar 21

POA

£131 £146 £161

May Sep 20

£105 £120 £135

Oct 20 Mar 21

£131 £146 £161

Hotel

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

Sep 20 Mar 21

£133 £152 £33

Oct 19 Apr 20

Jet Park Hotel

ROTORUA

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

Per Room From

Hotel

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

Per Room From Standard BONUS: Complimentary WiFi and Parking, plus indoor & outdoor kids' play areas.

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Superior Extra Person

Oct 19 Mar 20

£131 £142 £19

Apr Sep 20

£113 £124 £19

Princes Gate Hotel

Oct 20 Mar 21

£132 £144 £19

Hotel

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

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

Oct 19 Apr 20

£156 £181 £258

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£141 £161 £228

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Oct 20 Mar 21

£159 £183 £262

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Regal Palms - 5 Star City Resort

Perfect accommodation for adventure enthusiasts, located adjacent to Whakarewarewa Forest with its world-class mountain biking trails. Offering bike hire, a wash-down facility, and bike storage unit. Only minutes from the city centre. Free unlimited WiFi, swimming pool and spa, underground private grotto spas, four onsite eateries, and free car parking.

Per Room From Standard Room Superior Room

BONUS: FREE unlimited Wifi

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Deluxe Room

Oct 19 Mar 20

£146 £157 £157

Apr Sep 20

£101 £113 £113

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

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

Oct 20 Mar 21

Superior Room *Children under 16yrs stay FREE incl bkfst*

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Lakeview Room Extra Person

Oct 19 Mar 20

£150 £180 £34

Apr Sep 20

£102 £132 £34

Holiday Inn Rotorua

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Oct 19 Mar 20

£115 £126 £137

Standard BONUS: FREE unlimited Wifi

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Superior Room Geothermal View Room

Apr Sep 20

£79 £94 £109

Regent of Rotorua

£154 £184 £34

£151 £186 £224

Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Oct 19 Mar 20

£172 £195 £232

Double/Twin Lakeview Club Room (incl breakfast)

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Hotel

Apr Sep 20

£127 £150 £187

Oct 20 Mar 21

£176 £198 £236

Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort

Hotel

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

Oct 20 Mar 21

Per Room From

£120 £135 £150

Hotel

Superior Two Bedroom Suite

Per Room From

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

Per Room From

Superior One Bedroom Suite

Apr Mar 21

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

Oct 20 Mar 21

Hotel

£144 £177 £213

Superior Studio Suite NOTE: Minimum night stays apply all year round

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

Per Room From

Oct 19 Mar 20

Per Room From

£116 £127 £139

Hotel

Self Cont.

Deluxe Studio 1 Bed Superior Suite

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Nov 19 Apr 20

£115 £179

May Oct 20

£109 £167

Nov 20 Mar 21

£115 £179

Peppers On The Point

Luxury

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

Per Room From Superior Room Boutique Suite 2 Bdrm Exec. Suite

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Oct 19 Apr 20

£169 £210 £277

May Sep 20

£135 £172 £225

Treetops Lodge and Estate

Oct 20 Mar 21

£176 £217 £288

Luxury

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

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Nov 19 Mar 20

£953 £1,487

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£535 £1,003

Oct 20 Mar 21

£953 £1,487

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

Per Room From Suite B&B Main Suite B&B Lake Villa 1-8 people

Oct 19 -Mar 20

Apr - Sep 20

Oct 20 - Mar 21

£558 £672 £1,009

£486 £600 £1,009

£558 £672 £1,121

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


ROTORUA CANOPY TOURS

Created by the Tarawera eruption on the 10 June 1886, Waimangu Volcanic Valley is the world’s youngest geothermal system. Just 20 minutes south of Rotorua and 40 minutes north of Taupo, it’s an awe-inspiring place where visitors can experience nature at its dramatic best. Open from 8.30am daily.

Soar through the trees and experience New Zealand’s ancient forest like never before. Step into a lost world and come face to face with native flora and towering trees and that have stood untouched for centuries. There are two unique eco-tour experiences to choose from, both featuring a network of ziplines, swingbridges, treetop platforms and forest trails. The award-winning Original Canopy Tour has been a NZ must-do since its launch in 2012 and is perfect for all ages. The Ultimate Canopy Tour is higher, longer and even more spectacular. This experience incorporates incredible new features that will blow you away, including a 400m tandem zipline, suspended cliff-face walkway and controlled descent.

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.

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

WAIMANGU VOLCANIC VALLEY

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

Self Guided Walk and Rotomahana Boat Cruise - Follow your self-guided walk down to

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

Adult

Child

£90 £131

£72 £113

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

Self Guided Walk Self Guided Walk and Rotomahana Boat Cruise

Adult

Child (6-16yrs)

£26 £52

£9 £17

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

Operated by NZ Riverjet

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

Ultimate Thermal Safari

£135

£75

WHAKAREWAREWA THERMAL VILLAGE As NZ’s most authentic cultural encounter, Whakarewarewa – The Living Māori Village delivers an unforgettable day-time experience for all ages. Located in a geothermal valley, and home to two sub-tribes, residents have been sharing their enviable lifestyle with visitors for generations. On a guided tour you’ll gain insights into Māori culture, learn how locals live alongside bubbling mud, hot pools and erupting geysers, including Pōhutu Geyser. See how locals utilise Nature’s forces for cooking and communal bathing. The twice daily Māori cultural performance, including the fearsome haka, is always a highlight. Hungry? Stay for lunch and enjoy traditional Māori hangi cooked by geothermal steam, or sample the world-famous Whaka hangi pie! Whakarewarewa is located minutes from central Rotorua, open 8.30am – 5.00pm daily.

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

Gondola only Gondola and 3 luge rides

Admission, Guided Tour & Show Admission, Guided Tour, Hangi Experience & Show Admission, Guided Tour, Hangi Pie Experience & Show

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

£24 £42 £35

£11 £24 £17

Half Day Adventure Pass Gondola and Buffet Lunch Gondola, Lunch and 2 luge rides p.p. Gondola and Buffet Dinner Gondola, Buffet Dinner and 2 luge rides p.p. the next day

Adult

Child (5-14yrs)

£20 £46 £89 £38 £49 £46 £57

£10 £37 £81 £24 £35 £31 £42

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WHITEWATER RAFTING AND KAYAKING

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

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

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

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

The Soothe Experience The Excite Experience

Rangitaiki - Grade 3-4 - Fun, scenic and exhilarating with major torrents of whitewater and spectacular

scenery. 2 hours on the water. Allow 5.5 hours for the total experience including central Rotorua accommodation transfers. Departs Rotorua 10.30am. Includes lunch. Minimum age 10 years.

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

Manupirua Springs Hot Pools. Paddle across scenic Lake Rotoiti to this amazing spot only accessible by boat. Situated right on the lake edge there are a range of hot pools of varying temperatures all fed from a natural hot spring. Duration: 2hrs kayaking however allow 5hrs in total including transfers. Departs on demand, min, 2 people.

Evening Kayak Trip - Join us for a guided Kayak trip to the spectacular Manupirua Thermal Pools. Paddle

Complimentary shuttle service available, bookings are essential.

Hell’s Gate Geothermal Walk

Kaituna - Grade 5 - The ultimate with the legendary 7 metre waterfall! Reputed to be the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world. Adrenaline pumping fast and furious. 45 mins on the water, allow 3 hours in total including transfers. This is the one to brag about - not for the faint hearted!! Summer trips 9am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Winter 10am and 2pm. Min. age 13 years.

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

£21 £45 £54

£11 £21 £27

across scenic Lake Rotoiti to this amazing spot only accessible by boat. Situated right on the lake edge there are a range of hot pools of varying temperatures all fed from a natural hot spring. Have a leisurely soak while your guide cooks an appetising Kiwi BBQ dinner. After dinner enjoy a sunset paddle across the lake and a visit to the glowworm caves. Paddling time is usually around 1 hour each way. Departs 3.30pm daily (Nov-April). Includes: Dinner, full training and all required specialist equipment, comp. transfers from central Rotorua.

Operated by River Rats

Adult

Child

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

£66 £90 £90 £84 £101

£78 £78 -

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

NATURE CONNECTIONS

VELOCITY VALLEY An array of unique New Zealand adventure activities all in one easily accessible location. Agrojet - Get strapped into a professional sprint race boat and hang on while your professional driver takes

you on three hot laps of our 1km sprint course, reaching speeds of up to 100kmph and you don’t get wet! Full safety harnesses and equipment provided. Pick One: Choose any One Ride from Agrojet, Freefall Xtreme, Swoop or Shweeb Racer.

Swoop - Snuggle into a specially designed hang glider harness and be hoisted 40m high. One, two or three

people can go at any one time; nominate one person to pull the ripcord and as you release you dive towards the earth at 130kmph, before arching into a giant swing. Pick Two: Choose any Two Rides from Agrojet, Freefall Xtreme, Swoop or Shweeb Racer.

Shweeb Racer- Pedal Assistant pods. Riders can reach speeds of 45-50kph. On the curves, the vehicles swing centrifugally to over sixty degrees away from vertical, making for a very thrilling and dynamic ride experience. 4 Tune: Choose any Four Rides from Agrojet, Freefall Xtreme, Swoop or Shweeb Racer or choose One Bungy.

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

body flying – be suspended on a wind column and let our team take you on the flight of your life. Family Starter Pack: Choose any Six Rides from Agrojet, Freefall Xtreme, Swoop or Shweeb Racer. (Bungy can be included and is the equivalent of 4). (8 and 10 ride packs are also available).

Per Person

Per Family

£33 £54 £90 -

£125

Flexi 1 Ride Pass Flexi 2 Ride Pass Flexi 4 Ride Pass 6 Ride Family Pass

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

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

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

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

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

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

£87 £196 £191

£44 £99 £96


POLYNESIAN SPA

MITAI MĀORI VILLAGE

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

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

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.

Beauty by Night Combo (Mitai Maori Village & Rainbow Springs Nature Park) - Following the visit to Mitai Maori Village, guests are escorted from the sacred freshwater springs, through the bush, to tour Rainbow Springs Nature Park where one can view Tuatara and other creatures of the night, including the Kiwi Bird. The tour allows guests to return the following day with free entry into Rainbow Springs Nature Park - self drive. (Min 2 adults required).

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

Pavilion Pools Family Pools Sky View Private Pool Deluxe Lake Spa (incl. towel & locker) Rotorua Geothermal Mud Polish & Aix Therapy Massage Combo

Adult

Child

£20 £14 £14 £36 £107

£6 £6 £36 -

Wai, Kai & Relax Combo (Mitai Maori Village & Polynesian Spa) - A visit to Mitai Maori Village to experience an

authentic introduction to Maori culture, before dining on succulent earth cooked Hangi; Then to relax and bathe in one or all of the five mineral hot thermal pools, at the world famous, Polynesian Spa - Deluxe Lake Spa. (Min 2 adults).

Evening Cultural Experience and Hangi Wai, Kai & River Beauty by Night

Adult

Child (10-15yrs)

Child (5-9yrs)

£69 £101 £95

£35 £65 £51

£15 £45 £28

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

KATOA LAKE ROTORUA Katoa means ‘everything’ in Te Reo Māori and Katoa Lake Rotorua is a tour where you can discover all of Lake Rotorua. Whether it’s the thrill of a 30-minute jet boat ride, discovering Mokoia Island’s ancient history or cruising through the crater lake, you’ll be amazed and captivated by our history, wildlife and spins on and off the water. Katoa Lake Rotorua is your exclusive access to Mokoia Island, situated in the heart of the lake. Combine an exhilarating jet boat ride to Mokoia Island and uncover the secrets of the past while meandering through native bush. Listen to the songs of endangered birds in the canopy and indulge in knowing that Mokoia Island is a special place that only few will experience.

Mokoia Island Experience – 1 hr

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

£59

£34

£51

Speeds, Spins & Adrenaline - 30 min

£31

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

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

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

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

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

£36 £68 £101

£22 £52 £51

KAYAK GLOWWORMS AND HOT POOLS

TAMAKI MĀORI VILLAGE Journey from our gathering place – to the heart of a 200-year-old native forest, where our land, people and spirit come to life. Be welcomed onto our sacred grounds in a traditional Māori ceremony and beneath the shelter of our beloved forest, you begin to understand our relationship with Papatūānuku – Mother Earth. Here local Māori will wrap you in a cloak of manaakitanga – hospitality, while sharing where they come from. Immersed in our way of life you are invited to participate in the haka, poi, warrior training and enjoy displays of wood carving and facial tattooing. See how the hangi meal has been cooked underground in its earth oven before learning more of our stories through powerful cultural performances. Your hangi meal and New Zealand desserts are shared before the evening closes with a final farewell.

Evening Cultural Experience

Adult

Child (10-15yrs)

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£42

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

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

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

Discover Rotorua City and Lakes (90mins) - Join us on this fascinating journey of discovery that

begins in town where Rotorua’s rich history unfolds before you as we tour local landmarks and share stories and legends of the past. Highlights include Lake Rotorua, Mokoia Island, Geothermal Sulphur Point, Government Gardens, The Museum and Blue Baths. The adventure continues as we venture on to Lakes Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Okareka where the Duck’s elevation affords magnificent views of Mt Tarawera. Departs daily. Summer 11am; 1pm and 3.30pm. Winter 11am and 2.15pm.

Tarawera and Lakes Tour (120mins) - Meet your legendary conDUCKtor as we head out to Lake Okareka with its amazing million dollar homes and abundance of bird life. Next we journey out past the Sacred Green Lake to see the magnificent volcanic domes of Mount Tarawera. Your second plunge will be into Lake Tarawera where you will hear the stories of the devastation of that fateful day of the eruption in 1886. Our 3rd splash down is into the beautiful Blue Lake before returning to town. Departs daily. Summer at 3.30pm. Winter at 2.15pm BONUS: 1 Child free with 1 paying adult during the holiday period

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

Adult

Child (3-16yrs)

£45 £57

£34 £36

Family (2AD+2CH)

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

Agrodome - Sheep Show Agrodome - Sheep Show and Organic Farm Tour combo

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

£18 £33

£10 £18

£105 £135

RAINBOW SPRINGS The ultimate fun day out. Get up close with all the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts who call New Zealand home! Learn, see and discover even more with our new nature and wildlife guided tours. Our passionate and experienced guides will take you on a journey of New Zealand's wildlife story. Kiwi, kaka, kea, tuatara - you'll see it all! Our popular Big Splash and your favourite playscape activities are still there too, making it the perfect family day out!

REDWOOD TREEWALK A Rotorua must do. Feel the spirit of Rotorua’s iconic Redwood Forest from above and up close to the 117-yearold giants. This suspended 30-minute ecological walk captures the beauty and ambience of the forest from a bird’s eye perspective. By night the Treewalk transforms with illuminated lanterns and infinite colour lighting. Daytime for nature and night time for magic.

Daytime walk Nightlights walk

Adult

Child

£17 £17

£11 £11

National Kiwi Hatchery - We're proud to be home of the National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa, the world's largest kiwi hatchery! Together, with our partners, we're ensuring kiwis remain for future generations.

Entry Only Entry & Kiwi Hatchery Tour Agrodome & Rainbow Springs Combo

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

£25 £36 £38

£14 £25 £19

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

ZORB AT OGO ROTORUA OGO Rotorua home to zorbing in New Zealand – this amazingly fun and bizarre activity is the ultimate bucket list activity! Owned and operated by the crazy Kiwis inventors, dive head first into our giant inflatable balls and roll down our four different and exhilarating tracks that will have you laughing uncontrollably the entire time. Discover the world's longest zig-zag Sidewinder Track at 350m, the smooth and fast 250m double Straight Track, MEGA Track – mega steep, mega fast, mega fun. Or challenge yourself on our latest track- Big Air with drops, jumps and plenty of thrills! Ride with water in our H2OGO water ride or without water in another OGO invention - the DRYGO (available in winter) . Minimum age is 5 years, maximum weight 125kgs .

Per Person

£21 £33 £42 £33

DRYGO/H20GO Straight Track DRYGO/H20GO Sidewinder Track Mega Track (dry only) Big Air Track (dry only)

82

ROTORUA

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

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

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

Adult

Child (2-11yrs)

Mount Tarawera Volcanic landing - Tour 3B

£278 £159 £655

£209 £119 £491

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


LAKE TAUPO

Huka Falls Trail. Photo Credit: Fraser Clements

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

SPECIAL EVENTS: 30 Nov 2019 Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge Feb 2020 Taupō Great Lake Relay 07 Mar 2020 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain IRONMAN

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

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Lake Taupō

Aotearoa’s largest lake is the star of a pristine outdoor playground. Featuring secluded bays, icy rivers, beautiful native bush, natural hot pools, world-class trout fishing and mountain backdrop, the lake is a year-round hub for events and activities.

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Base Taupō

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Backpacker

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Acapulco Motor Inn

TAUPŌ

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

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

3

Oct 19 Mar 20

£21 £22 £56

Apr Sep 20

£14 £16 £62

Courtney Motel

TAUPŌ

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

Oct Mar 21

One Bedroom (1-3) Two Bedroom (1-4)

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Wairakei Resort Taupō

TAUPŌ

Executive One Bdrm Lakeview Three Bedroom Family Units

6

Dec 19 Mar 20

£116 £124 £161

Run of House Room Tauhara Superior Room Spa Suite

7

Apr Sep 20

£68 £90 £142

Voyager Apartments Taupō

TAUPŌ

Per Room From

£94 £116 £169

Garden Poolside Lakeview

8

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

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Junior Suite 1 Bedroom Apt

Oct 19 Mar 20

£147 £222 £266

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Apr Sep 20

£138 £213 £257

Oct 19 Mar 20

£141 £195

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£146 £154 £161

Hotel.

Apr Sep 20

£127 £154

Huka Lodge

TAUPŌ

Oct Mar 21

£145 £182

Luxury

Huka Lodge has enjoyed a location of great natural beauty, on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, since it was founded as a very simple trout fishing camp, in 1924. This legendary retreat continues to define absolute style, while offering privacy and relaxation, with authentic outdoor adventure, for those who appreciate exquisite cuisine, personal service and unique experiences.

Oct Mar 21

£153 £227 £272

£124 £131 £139

Oct Mar 21

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

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

Per Room From

£146 £154 £161

Per Room From

Hotel.

Apr Sep 20

Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels

£141 £223 £291

Hilton Lake Taupō

TAUPŌ

Oct 19 Mar 20

Oct 19 - Mar 21

1 Bedroom BONUS: Stay 3/Pay 2 nights (01 May 18 - 30 Sep 19)

Self Cont.

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

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

Per Room From

£132 £166 £138

The Reef Resort

TAUPŌ

Oct 20 Mar 21

Self Cont.

Sep 20 Mar 21

£127 £160 £176

Twin Studio Lakeview

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

Per Room From

£107 £124 £149

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Oct Mar 21

Suncourt Hotel, with it’s fabulous onsite restaurant Lake Bistro offers magnificent Lake and Mountain views and is only a short stroll away from Taupō’s buzzing town centre and the beautiful lakefront. This recently refurbished Qualmark 4 star rated property offers 24 -hour reception, a swimming pool and hot tub as well as a children’s playground and plenty of free onsite parking. Free WiFi and Sky Guest Select are available in every room.

£76 £80 £134

One Bedroom

£92 £104 £149

Suncourt Hotel and Conference Centre

Oct 19 - Mar 21

Studio

May Sep 20

£105 £122 £147

Studio

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

Per Room From

Oct 19 Apr 20

Per Room From

£20 £21 £68

Self Cont.

Self Cont.

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

Junior Suite Lodge Suite Owner’s Cottage

Dec 19 Mar 20

£2,041 £3,380 £10,992

Apr Sep 20

£2,213 £2,116 £2,673

Oct 20 Mar 21

£1,855 £3,380 £3,497

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


HUKAFALLS JET

NZ RIVERJET

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

Adult

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

£78 £102 £132

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

Scenic Blast (50mins) – Operating at 10am daily, the

scenic blast offers you a 50 minute, 36km return trip down the mighty Waikato river. See our colourful birds, pine forests, farmlands, native bush, the 50 meter, high, spectacular, Tutukau Gorge, steaming volcanic river banks and historic Maori sites. Then it’s pedal to the metal with an exciting, fast paced, adrenaline filled trip home. Marvel at the skills of your experienced driver as they navigate narrow crevasses, sweeping corners, canyons and river banks at full speed to provide you with one of the most exciting Jet Boat trips in the region. Highly recommended for those on a tight schedule.

Child (2-15yrs)

£54 £68 £104

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

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

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

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

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

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

£30 £45 £673

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

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

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Child

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

Tongariro Family Float - Let the whole

TAUPŌ TANDEM SKYDIVING Tick skydiving off your bucket list over stunning Lake Taupo. Jump with Taupo Tandem Skydiving – NZ’s #1 Rated Skydive on Tripadvisor. Choose from our range of altitudes including Taupo’s Highest Skydive at 18,500 ft. Take in unbeatable views of active volcanoes and pristine coastlines as you free fall for up to 75 seconds. At TTS, we make sure your skydive experience is unforgettable from start to finish. We offer free pickups from Taupo and Rotorua, NZ’s best-priced skydives, NZ’s widest range of camera packages, and a free buff with your jump. So what are you waiting for?

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

Per Person

12,000ft skydive (40 seconds freefall) 15,000ft skydive (60 seconds freefall) 18,500ft skydive (60 seconds freefall)

£167 £215 £299

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

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Child

£87 £60

£78 £51

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Agapanthus flowers with Mount Taranaki in background.

RUAPEHU, TARANAKI & HAWKE’S BAY DRIVING DISTANCES:

AUCKLAND TO: New Plymouth 365 kms, 5 hrs Napier 433kms, 5 hrs 30 mins Mt Ruapehu 340 kms, 5 hrs Martinborough 648 kms, 8 hrs WELLINGTON TO: Mt Ruapehu 330kms, 4 hrs Napier 320 kms, 4 hrs

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

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

1 –10 Nov 2019 – Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival 17 Nov 2019 – Toast Martinborough 19-23 Feb 2020 – Napier Art Deco Weekend 13-15 Mar 2020 – WOMAD NZ Jun 2020 – Food and Wine Classic Hawke’s Bay

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

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

RUAPEHU, TARANAKI & HAWKE’S BAY

MOUNTAIN, SURF AND WINE EXPERIENCE

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

accessible alpine areas and has 300 kms of walking tracks throughout the park. » Wine Tasting – The Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa is highly regarded for its fine reds. » Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre has an important breeding and research program for native birdlife and home to the rare white kiwi. » Nov -Mar visit Cape Kidnappers Gannet Reserve, one of only 2 mainland colonies in the world.


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

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Mt Taranaki National Park

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Ohakune

Napier Hastings

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Wanganui

Waipukurau Bulls

Palmerston North Levin

Woodville

Eketahuna

Castle Point Upper Hutt

Masterton

Wellington

Martinborough Haurangi Forest Park Cape Palliser

MT RUAPEHU

The Park Hotel Ruapehu

Hotel

MT RUAPEHU

An affordable hotel right in National Park Village with stunning view of all 3 volcanoes. Easy access to Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro Crossing (and transport). Great value king, twin, family and quad rooms. Rustic Aspen style lounge with a popular restaurant and bar. Guest Laundry, drying room and outdoor hot tubs.

Nov 19 Apr 20

Per Room From

Includes: Complimentary on-site car parking and WiFi

NAPIER

Triple Family (1-2)

Per Room From

£82 £101 £82

Bella Tuscany

Twin/Double Superior Executive Spa

Motel

Hotel

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

May 20 Mar 21

£75 £90 £75

Double/Twin

Chateau Tongariro Hotel

NAPIER

Nov 19 Mar 20

£127 £322 £322

Apr Sep 20

Oct 20 Mar 21

£105 £314 £314

£127 £329 £329

Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Hotel

This boutique European-style motel has been thoughtfully designed for a comfortable and relaxing stay, and is located only a 5-minute drive from the Art Deco city centre. All rooms are ground floor with designated car parking immediately outside. Two wheelchair accessible units are available. Other amenities include a BBQ area, guest laundry, free WiFi and over 50 satellite TV channels.

Per Room From Studio One Bedroom Two Bedroom

NAPIER

Oct 19 Apr 20

£105 £122 £147

May Sep 20

£92 £104 £149

Quest Napier

Oct 20 Mar 21

£107 £124 £149

BONUS: FREE Wifi

Self Cont.

Housed in a beautiful historic building in the town centre, this serviced apartment-style hotel offers relaxed and comfortable accommodation. Only a short walk to the beach and coastal walkway. Amenities include fully-equipped kitchenettes, local restaurant chargeback, free WiFi, and car parking (paid direct). Accessible apartments available.

Per Room From Studio Apartment 1 Bdrm Apartment 2 Bdrm Interconnecting (1-6)

Nov 19 Mar 20

£115 £133 £266

Apr Sep 20

£108 £125 £233

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

Oct 20 Mar 21

£117 £136 £253

Styled to complement its remarkable location on the water’s edge, this awardwinning hotel offers a fresh and contemporary accommodation experience just a short stroll from the Art Deco town centre. Amenities include a restaurant and bar, 24-hour reception and room service, complimentary car parking, and free WiFi. A dog-friendly room is available.

Per Room From

Oct 19 -Apr 20

May -Sep 20

Oct 20 - Mar 21

Superior Room

£149 £244 £302

£113 £190 £226

£149 £244 £298

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Copthorne Hotel Palmerston North

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Copthorne Hotel Solway Park

Stay in style and comfort in the heart of the city. Located just off The Square, the hotel is within walking distance of the Regent on Broadway and the Central Energy Trust Arena, and a myriad of dining and shopping options. Amenities include an on-site restaurant and bar, gym, complimentary WiFi, and car parking.

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MARTINBOROUGH

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Set in 24 acres of landscaped parklands, native bush, and fragrant gardens on the outskirts of Masterton, this refreshing luxury retreat is perfectly located to explore the beautiful countryside and local vineyards. Facilities for your enjoyment include a heated indoor pool, tennis courts, free WiFi, three restaurants, room service, and on-site car parking.

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Lakeside Cottage B&B Secluded Cottage B&B

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£163 £224 £253

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Sophisticated, elegant, boutique accommodation in the heart of this world-class wine village. Choose heritage rooms in the original 1882 building, or more contemporary suites in the newer part of the hotel; both offer utmost comfort throughout. The on-site restaurant and bar offers an exquisite dining experience with fresh, local produce, and tastings of some of the world’s finest wine. Free onsite parking.

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Set amongst vineyards, with sweeping gardens and panoramic views, Peppers is the epitome of a charming country estate. Each villa and cottage has been individually designed for ultimate comfort, and are placed to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings. The region’s best food and wine takes centre stage at the on-site restaurant, or take a hamper of gourmet treats for a picnic among the vines.

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£180 £180 £195

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Havelock North, Hawke's Bay. Photo Credit: Graeme Murray

FORGOTTEN WORLD ART DECO EXPERIENCES

Venture into the Forgotten World and connect with New Zealand’s enriched past. Set off on guided tours ranging from 3 hours to 2 days by Rail Cart, Jet Boat, Hiking or Helicopter and explore the raw beauty of one of the most isolated corners of New Zealand. Venture along the 142km line, pass through 24 tunnels and cross 98 bridges and explore the pristine native bush, rugged hills and isolated farms while listening to the stories of the area’s pioneering days.

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.

20 Tunnel Tour, is a full day experience where you can immerse yourself in the Forgotten World and its history. Venture through 20 Tunnels, take in the beauty of the stunning Tangarakau Gorge and visit the Republic of Whangamomona. Rail River Run takes you through 10 tunnels and over 20 bridges as you travel 40KM by rail and 25KM by Jet Boat on the Whanganui River. This tour offers a mixture of nostalgia and adrenaline.

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

5 Tunnel Tour offers a 3 hour ride through 5 tunnels (including the longest tunnel - 1.5KM). This 32KM return trip provides a neat snapshot of the countryside. So come down to Taumarunui where a forgotten Aotearoa New Zealand awaits.

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

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

Chocolate Through the Ages Museum (Self guided). Step back 3,000

years and learn how chocolate has evolved through the centuries to the tantalising, silky smooth chocolate we all know and love today. View our 2,500 year old Mayan Chocolate Pot. Allow 30 mins to 2 hrs.

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

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

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

Chocolate Through the Ages Museum Triple Chocolate Dipper Triple Chocolate Temptation

£201 £340

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

One Day Guided Tongariro Alpine Crossing - The Tongariro National Park has dual World Heritage status with three active andesitic volcanoes, Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Ruapehu. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing spans the length of Mt Tongariro starting at Mangatepopo and concluding at Ketetahi with the highest point being at Red Crater. Highlights include Soda Springs, South Crater, Red Crater and Blue Lake. Includes: Return Transport from National Park and Whakapapa Village accommodation, lunch, guide/s and trekking/wet weather gear hire. Duration: 7-8hrs. Meeting time: 8-8:30am. Finish time: 4:30-5pm. Approx. 1 hour of scheduled stops and photo opportunities. This can vary depending on weather conditions. A medium level of fitness is required. The walking pace is not fast but is steady. Sunset Guided Walk - This is a fantastic 2 hour walk along an easy grade track on Mt Ruapehu. Walk for 45

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

PŪKAHA NATIONAL WILDLIFE CENTRE Home of the famous White Kiwi - Witness conservation in action for yourself at one of New Zealand’s

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

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

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

Per Person

1 Hour Guided Tour Behind the Scenes Tour

£27 £75

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

1 Day Whanganui River Guided Canoe - For those who want to experience one of New Zealand’s Great

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

Per Person

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

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

DRIVING DISTANCES: WELLINGTON TO: Auckland 650 kms, 9 hrs 30 mins Rotorua 460 kms, 6 hrs 30 mins Taupō 370 kms, 5 hrs 20 mins

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Masterton 100 kms, 1 hr 20 mins Napier 320 kms, 4 hrs 30 mins

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Paihia 890 kms, 13 hrs Wanganui 195 kms 2 hrs 45 mins

SPECIAL EVENTS: Aug 2019 – Visa on a Plate Wellington 9-10 Aug 2019 – Beervana 26 Sep - 13 Oct 2019 – World of Wearable Arts Awards Show Mar 2020 – NZ Fringe Festival June 2020 – Wellington Jazz Festival

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

CULTURE, HERITAGE AND SHOPPING:

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

» 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”.

» Go kiwi spotting on a nocturnal tour at Zealandia, the Karori wildlife experience. » Relax at the inner city beach at Oriental Bay. » Catch the iconic Wellington Cable Car to the Botanic Gardens.

» Wellington is home to the Royal New Zealand Ballet, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, The New Zealand Opera and the national dance and drama schools, all perform regularly in town. » Courtney Place is the nightlife capital, full of restaurants, bars, cafés and theatres. » Cuba Street is the Bohemian alternative quarter capturing the city’s creative pulse.


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

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

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

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

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Oct 19 Mar 20

£100 £115

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£96 £107

Park Hotel Lambton Quay

Oct 20 Mar 21

£117 £128

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

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

Oct 19 Mar 20

£118 £126 £163

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£103 £121 £148

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£139 £157

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Copthorne Oriental Bay

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£142 £159

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£147 £169 £207

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Soak up the atmosphere of New Zealand’s cultural capital. Situated on Lambton Quay, you’ll find the best shopping, visitor attractions, and cultural landmarks within easy walking distance of these serviced apartments. Dinner available delivered from selected local eateries, 24-hour reception, complimentary WiFi, gym, and car parking (paid direct).

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Overlooking vibrant Cuban Quarter, the hotel is a short walk from restaurants, shopping and Te Papa. Fully refurbished guest rooms provide elegant sanctuaries and the on-site restaurants and bar offers a unique dining experience and panoramic views. Accessible facilities available. Amenities include 24-hour receptions, room service, indoor lap pool, gym, sauna, WiFi and car parking.

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

Centrally located downtown, within walking distance of Lambton Quay, Westpac Stadium, Queens Wharf, and the railway station. With a unique combination of harbour and city outlooks, rooms are flooded with natural light from full-length windows. Amenities include restaurant and bar, 24-hour reception, free WiFi, fitness studio, spa, sauna, and lap pool.

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Situated in a premier location overlooking the stunning harbour, only 10 minutes from the city’s shopping and entertainment hub. Te Papa Museum, Mount Victoria Lookout, Embassy Theatre, and a large selection of dining options are within walking distance. Each room features a balcony with views of the harbour or city. On-site restaurant and cocktail lounge, valet parking, and WiFi.

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Located in the heart of the central business district, Novotel Wellington is surrounded by exceptional dining and entertainment options. With access to the shopping precinct of Lambton Quay and minutes from iconic attractions including Te Papa Museum, The Cable Car, Botanical Gardens and the Waterfront. Modern facilities include restaurant, bar, 24 hour reception, onsite valet parking, wifi, fitness centre, room service, connectable LCD TV and iPod/iPad® dock.

Set in the heart of the vibrant capital city amidst world-class shopping and dining, the hotel is only a short stroll from the waterfront, historic Wellington Cable Car, railway station, and many other visitor attractions. Featuring 24-hour reception and room service, gym, free unlimited WiFi, accessible rooms, restaurant, bar, and on-site parking (paid direct).

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£183 £221 £243

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QT Wellington

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£191 £228 £266

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Fall down the rabbit hole and lose yourself in signature QT quirk and bustling harbourside vibe, located across the street from Te Papa. Art, eccentric design and exquisite textures invite you to discover this luxury, inner city hotel featuring a restaurant, bar, lobby lounge, free Wi-Fi, gym and valet car parking.

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£207 £224 £231

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


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

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ROVER TOURS GROUP Half Day Wellington City Highlights Tour - Join us for an intimate, small group tour looking at the

unique aspects of the World’s Coolest Little Capital. Our tours are designed to give guests a local’s perspective of our wonderful city. This half day tour gives you a chance to see the major sights that Wellington has to offer while interacting with your local and experienced guide. The tour runs for four hours and pickup begins at 8:30am. Includes Entry fees, Refreshments, morning or afternoon tea.

City Highlights Inspiration Full Day Tour - Enjoy an unforgettable and inspirational journey around

Wellington’s highlights with an experienced local guide. From its dramatic, unearthly south coast to its bizarre central Beehive, the contrasts and quirkiness of Wellington’s wonders are unequaled anywhere on earth. A full day 8-hour tour, pick up at 8:30am, includes entry fees, refreshment, and lunch at a unique coastal café. The best way to get a full introduction into the World’s Coolest Little Capital.

Half Day Capital Craft Beer, Chocolate and Coffee Tour - Join us for a Craft Beer and Food tour combining the best tastes of Wellington. We include a visit to one of the City's best Free Houses for a beer matched brunch or late lunch, plus tasting at another brewery before finishing at an artisan chocolatier. R18 only. Half Day Lord of the Rings Tour - This is a “best of” tour, showcasing the best film locations around Wellington city. Including the Outer-Shire “Get off the road” scene and the race to the ferry. Also includes a stop at the Mt Victoria lookout. Plus now includes the Weta Cave and Weta Workshop tour. This is the best way to see Wellington’s Lord of the Rings locations in half a day with a knowledgeable Lord of the Rings specialist guide. A four-hour tour including central city hotel pickups commencing at 8:30 and 1:30pm. Full Day Lord of the Rings Tour - This is a must do tour for any LOTR fan visiting Wellington. Starting on

Mt Victoria with a visit to the lookout then onto locations used in the Trilogy like the Outer Shire and Dunharrow. Then out to the Hutt Valley to visit some stunning film location where Rivendell, Isengard, Fords of Isen and the River Anduin. You will also visit the famous Weta Cave and go on a Weta Workshop tour. A full day 8-hour tour, pick up at 8:30am, includes entry fees, refreshment, and an Orc sized lunch.

Half Day Seal Coast Safari - The tour begins with a pick up in Wellington city. We then proceed to travel

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 spots of this amazing city.

out to our South Coast through private farmland where you can encounter various animals including goats, Red Deer, and ostriches. They can be shy though, so no guarantees. Once on the coast, we stop at a colony of wild New Zealand Fur Seals. Enjoy either morning or afternoon tea whilst observing these cute and curious creatures in their natural habitat. A four-hour tour, pick up at 8:30am and 1:30pm.

Departing daily, you will experience the best attractions and must-see landmarks of this vibrant city and get off the typical tourist trail. Gain a 360° view of the city from Mount Victoria, experience the rugged south coast seas and explore interesting quaint villages. View the Beehive and Parliament Buildings and take a wander around the beautiful Lady Norwood rose garden. Take a ride on the famous Cable Car (optional at own cost) but most of all sit back and enjoy Wellington at its finest! We also offer you to get an 'off the beaten track' experience with our Palliser Bay Tour, enjoy a local tipple (or two!) with Wellington’s Craft Beer Tour or head over to the Wairarapa to wander around Greytown – a charming boutique shopping village complete with delicious delicacies!

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WETA STUDIO TOURS Weta Workshop is a world-leading design and effects facility - and your gateway to the magic of filmmaking in Wellington. Discover the authentic props, armour, weapons, costumes, creatures, and miniatures behind your favourite films – from The Lord of the Rings and King Kong to The Chronicles of Narnia!

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

Get an inside look at Weta Workshop’s creativity with There and Back Again: The Full Experience, a guided roundtrip where you’ll enjoy our Weta Cave Workshop Tour and our Miniatures Stage Tour! Includes return transfers from Wellington i-SITE and an incredible journey through the artistry and craftsmanship behind the movies. Departs: Daily at 9am, 10.30am, 12pm and 1.30pm.

ZEALANDIA by Night - Walk through the gates of the predator-proof fence and hear the evening birdsong that has been absent on mainland New Zealand for more than a century. Explore the valley by torchlight as your guide leads you in search of many of the rare and endangered species and see those which only come out at night. Your group may see some of the 130 little spotted kiwi who call ZEALANDIA home. Tours depart nightly, 30 minutes before sunset (tour time will be confirmed upon booking).

ZEALANDIA by Day (Child: 5-17yrs) ZEALANDIA by Night (Child: 12-17yrs)

Adult

Child

£31 £48

£16 £23

Operated by Weta Studio Tours

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Child (6-12yrs)

£53

£32

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TOP OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND TOP OF THE SUNSHINE STAKES Secluded bays, excellent fishing and boating, fertile soils and plenty of sunshine, combined with numerous wine plus arts and crafts trails, make this a very popular region for Kiwis and international visitors. Couple in winery. Credit: Destination Marlborough

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

PICTON TO:

28 Sep 2019 – Abel Tasman Coastal Classic

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

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Jan 2020 – Nelson Jazz and Blues Festival 08 Feb 2020 – Marlborough Wine Festival

NELSON TO: Collingwood 135 kms, 2 hr 20 mins

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18 - 28 Oct 2019 – Nelson Arts Festival

Kaiteriteri 65 kms, 1 hr 15 mins

14 Mar 2020 – MarchFest (beer festival)

Greymouth 290 kms, 4 hrs 10 minss

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

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


Punga Cove Resort

MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS

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

Farewell Spit

Golden Bay

Collingwood Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park

Frond Suite

Marlborough Sounds

Mamaku Apartment Koru Chalet One way water taxi

Queen Charlotte Track

Havelock

Renwick

Awatere Valley

Nelson Lakes National Park

Blenheim

Clarence River

Per Room From Endeavour Suite

Kaikoura

Cook’s Cottage

Hanmer Springs

Tobias Junior Suite One way water taxi

Arthur’s Pass PICTON National Park Lake Kaniere

Mt Hutt

Darfield

hven

Picton Yacht Club

Hotel

Waipara

Oct 19 Mar 20

£117 £144 £192

Superior Room

Timaru

Canterbury Bight

BLENHEIM

Superior King Oceanview

Nov 20 Mar 21

£132 £118 £81 £33

£222 £191 £138 £33

Hotel

Apr Sep 20

£69 £72 £78

Commodore Court Motel

£222 £204 £192 £33

May Oct 20

Nov 20 Mar 21

£132 £126 £117 £33

£222 £204 £192 £33

Hotel

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

Oct 20 Mar 21

Per Room From

£131 £146 £198

Self Cont.

Nov 19 Apr 20

Picton Beachcomber Inn

Christchurch

Standard Guest Room

Temuka

PICTON

With spectacular vistas over the Marlborough Sound, the Picton Yacht Club Hotel is an ideal destination for both leisure and business travellers alike. 48 comfortable spacious rooms Pegasus Bay and contemporary apartments to choose from we have options to suit every travellers preference. The onsite restaurant, outdoor bar, conference centre and swimming pool compliment the property perfectly. Close proximity to the Picton Ferry terminal and Marlborough winery’s.

Per Room From

£222 £191 £138 £33

May Oct 20

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

Murchison Reefton

Nov 19 Apr 20

Furneaux Lodge

MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS

Picton

Nelson

Paparoa National Park

Per Room From

Wellington

Abel Tasman Track Marahau Kaiteriteri

Takaka Motueka

Karamea

Hotel

Standard Superior

BLENHEIM

Oct 19 Apr 20

£121 £142

May Sep 20

Oct 20 Mar 21

£107 £124

£124 £145

Chateau Marlborough

Hotel

Located 5-minute drive to the wineries, airport, train station and city centre and 5 minute walk to the supermarket, café, hotel and restaurant. 30 minutes to Picton and ferry terminal. All units are located on the ground floor. Unlimited free WIFI, swimming pool, BBQ, kids’ playground, laundry and off-street parking. Late check-in available.

Waihao River

Waitaki River

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

BLENHEIM

Oct 19 Apr 20

£90 £108 £130

May Sep 20

£80 £95 £133

Scenic Marlborough

Oct 20 Mar 21

£92 £110 £133

Hotel

Located in the heart of sunny Marlborough, with some of New Zealand’s finest wine and food virtually on the doorstep, just minutes’ walk from the town centre. The hotel offers the ultimate in modern comfort and service. Facilities include a restaurant and bar, 24-hour reception and room service, spa, sauna, free WiFi, free car parking, and guest laundry.

BONUS OFFER: FREE Wifi

Per Room From Superior Room

Oct 19 Apr 20

£136

Apr Sep 20

£106

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

Oct 20 Mar 21

£139

Chateau Marlborough is the only 5 star hotel in the top of the South Island. A boutique property with 80 well-appointed suites and apartments offering guests luxury accommodation to provide the highest level of comfort along with modern amenities including our award winning restaurant & bar, fully equipped conference facilities, fitness centre, day spa, electric car charging station, complimentary parking & WIFI.

Per Room From

Oct 19 -Apr 20

May -Sep 20

Oct 20 - Mar 21

Chateau Studio

£156 £181 £221

£141 £161 £201

£159 £183 £224

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Balmoral Motel

Self Cont.

The Hotel Nelson

NELSON

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

Oct 19 Apr 20

Per Room From

£90 £108 £130

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

NELSON

May Sep 20

£80 £95 £133

Enjoy relaxing and affordable accommodation located in central Nelson, only a seven-minute walk from the city centre and famous Saturday market, and a 10 minute drive from the airport. Facilities include fully air conditioned rooms, Flames on Forty Restaurant Bar, complimentary WiFi, heated swimming pool complex with BBQ area, two guest laundries and free car parking.

Oct 20 Mar 21

Per Room From

£92 £110 £133

Rutherford Hotel

Hotel

Per Room From

£161 £42

Premium Extra person

GOLDEN BAY

Apr Sep 20

£135 £42

Superior Superior Spa

Mohua Motel

Self Cont.

Nov 19 Apr 20

£101 £116 £131 £116

Studio One Bedroom Two Bedroom Spa Studio

GOLDEN BAY

May Sep 20

£98 £113 £127 £113

Golden Bay’s Ratanui Lodge features 10 uniquely appointed guest rooms all with en-suite. The Lodge combines boutique hotel accommodation with an intimate restaurant, serving memorable dinners nightly. Facilities of our Golden Bay accommodation include a salt water swimming pool, spa pool, free wifi and a complimentary continental breakfast. During your stay at our accommodation, enjoy customised Farewell Spit Ecotour and Abel Tasman sea kayak trips, and a flair for unexpected delights that will make your visit to Golden Bay unforgettable. Ratanui Lodge welcomes children over age 12 only.

Per Room From Deluxe Room B&B Pool View Room B&B

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Nov 19 -Mar 20

Apr -Sep 20

Oct 20 - Mar 21

£254 £272

£165 £183

£254 £272

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£132 £147 £157

Seaview or Cosy Rooms Laneway/Garden Suite

BONUS: Free jewellery cleaning for hotel guests at High Street Jewellers.

Terrace House

£145 £159 £183

Self Cont.

Apr Sep 20

£115 £127 £150

Westhaven Retreat

GOLDEN BAY

Oct 20 Mar 21

£133 £145 £168

Self Cont.

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

£105 £120 £135 £120

Hotel

£124 £141 £161

Oct 19 Mar 20

Per Room From

Oct 20 Mar 21

Ratanui Lodge

Oct 20 Mar 21

A luxury retreat offering boutique accommodation at the water’s edge in a village setting with beautiful grounds. With a choice of hotel rooms, garden and laneway suites and 2 bedroom Terrace Houses, the Garden Suite resort meets the needs of all guests and offers outstanding service. Amenities include a restaurant, beauty and hair salon, craft jeweller, swimming pool, gym, free Wifi and free car parking.

Located in the heart of Golden Bay at the entrance of Takaka Township, this locally-owned motel provides beautifully clean and well-appointed accommodation for holiday and corporate visitors alike. Amenities include free unlimited WiFi, full kitchenettes, guest BBQ & jetted spa baths available.

Per Room From

May Sep 20

Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco

NELSON

Oct 20 Mar 21

£161 £42

Oct 19 Apr 20

£142 £156 £181

Studio

Centrally located – Rutherford Hotel Nelson ~ A Heritage Hotel – is Nelson’s only 24-hour-fully-serviced hotel. A short stroll from the best sides Nelson has to offer, historic South Street and the beautiful cathedral. 3min walk to the city centre, 10min drive from the airport. Offering 113 luxurious rooms and suites with all modern facilities. Facilities: Two onsite restaurants, Mini Bar, Airconditioning, Sauna, Health Centre, Outdoor Pool (operates Oct – Mar), Free unlimited Wifi internet, Sky TV, concierge service, On-site parking.

Oct 19 Mar 20

Hotel

Per Room From Lodge Room DBB Luxury Suite DBB

Nov 19 Apr 20

£661 £813

May Sep 20

£549 £701

Oct 20 Mar 21

£661 £813

Awaroa Lodge

ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK

Hotel

Located in the heart of Abel Tasman National Park offering peace and tranquility, our Lodge is accessible only by water or air. Accommodation is carefully crafted to complement the environment while placing you amongst it. The restaurant, bar and outdoor pizzeria opens daily and welcomes track walkers as well as in-house guests.

Per Room From

Jan - Apr 20

Oct - Dec 20

Jan 21 - Mar 21

Standard Room

£230 £306 £48

£145 £306 £48

£242 £337 £48

Superior Suite Return Water Taxi ex Kaiteriteri

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


Totaranui Awaroa Onetahuti

Kaiteriteri Marahau

Falls River

Bark Bay

Torrent Bay Adele Island Anchorage Pitt Head Te Pukatea Bay

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

Per Adult 3 Day/2 night Guided Walk 5 Day/4 night Guided Walk 3 Day/2 night Kayak and Walk Combo 5 Day/4 night Kayak and Walk Combo

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

Day 1:

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

Day 2:

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

Day 3:

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

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

Shoulder Season

Day 4:

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

£824 £1,163 £894 £1,241

£740 £1,093 £810 £1,171

Day 5:

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

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

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

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

QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK - GUIDED OR INDEPENDENT WALK OPTIONS Located at the top of the South Island in the majestic Marlborough Sounds. This 71km 4 day/3 night walk requires a moderate level of fitness. Highlights include panoramic coastal views, lush native forest, eco-tour and resort accommodation. Day 1:

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

Day 2:

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

Day 3:

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

Day 4:

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

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

Independent Walk - Available all year. Includes pre-trip information, track notes, 3 nights twin share accomm,

packed lunch each day (other meals to be purchased from resorts), water transfer to the track and luggage transfer each day plus back to Picton. Please ask for a copy of the full itinerary.

Operated by Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company Guided Walk Independent Walk

Adult Twin Share

£1,192 £520

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

Per Person

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8 Hr Fishing Extreme Outer Sounds (up to 6 people)

Marlborough Wine Iconic Tour: Marlborough

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

Taste Marlborough: This tour has been created for visitors who love great wine and those who want to learn more about the region, the wineries, the wines and the people who create them. Taste Marlborough is a full day wine tour through a selection of boutique and iconic wineries, a group selected for their history, fabulous service and stunning range of wines. Enjoy a tour through a vineyard and through a winery, special wine tastings, and lunch (own cost) at a leading winery. These two great tours are brought to you by the Marlborough Tour Company, a company with a 20-year history in fabulous wine and food experiences. Special rates period - 10% off for travel in May, June, July on both tours.

Per Person

£129 £135

Marlborough Wine Iconic Tour Taste Marlborough

£519 £967 £38 £113

4 Hr Fishing Inner Queen Charlotte Sound (up to 6 people) Per person extra (up to 8 people) Per boat, per extra hour

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

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

Experience the beauty of the Queen Charlotte Sound and learn about the wildlife and history of the area. Delicious morning tea and lunch are provided. Departs Picton daily at 9am and returns to Picton by 4pm. Note: Dec - Mar, there is also a half day option available (no lunch provided). Min. age 16yrs.

Per Person

£84 £63

Full Day Guided Kayak Half Day Kayak

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

SOUNDS CONNECTION WINE TOURS

kilometres of sheltered waterways and bays of the Queen Charlotte Sound. See a variety of marine life and share in the fun of delivering passengers and freight to the Sound’s resorts, holiday homes and permanent residences. Departs: Summer (Oct - Apr) 10am and 1.30pm; Winter (May - Sep) 9am and 1.30pm.

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

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

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

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

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

Full Day Gourmet Wine Experience - Departs Nov - Apr

10.30am returns 5pm, (set itinerary) includes lunch.

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

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

Per Person

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

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

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

£57 £63 £57

£29 £32 £29


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

Fly Golden Bay and Cruise Abel Tasman Experience - Full Day Tour 9.30am to 5.30pm. Get off the beaten track to discover both spectacular Golden Bay and the idyllic Abel Tasman National Park by air, land and sea in a single day without retracing your steps. Starting in Nelson, your day includes: an incredible 30 minute scenic flight to Golden Bay over the stunning Abel Tasman golden beaches and azure seas; an easy 30 minute bush walk to the clearest water in the world at Te Waikoropupu Springs; a scenic shuttle tour along Golden Bay’s limestone coastlines to the northern entrance to the Abel Tasman National Park; and a stunning cruise along the Abel Tasman beaches with a two hour stop for lunch at either Totaranui Beach (in winter) or Awaroa Beach (summer). Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and seals! At the end of your cruise catch a shuttle transfer back to Nelson. Lunch is not included but Awaroa Lodge is open Oct-April, or a picnic lunch can be arranged in advance. Multi day or reverse options from both Wellington and Nelson also available.

Fly Golden Bay and Cruise Abel Tasman Experience

Adult

Child

£239

£221

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

The Skywire - The worlds longest flying fox, the Skywire is a touch of adrenaline mixed with an amazing scenic ride. Soar 1.6 kilometres in each direction in the custom designed 4 person chair, high above the stunning forest canopy with no sound but the wind in your ears and the chorus of native bird song. Allow 1 hour. 4x4 Quad Bike Tours - The Bayview circuit is our most popular ride. Explore over 14km of tracks through

native bush and up to the spectacular Bayview lookout. Professional instruction, Insightful commentary, and Light refreshments included. Allow 2.5 hours

Horse Treks - Guided horse treks from 1 - 2.5 hours to suit all abilities. Our treks include river crossings, hill trails and stunning views of the mountains and sea.

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

Adult

Child (under 16yrs)

£57 £105 £99

£39 £105 £99

WORLD OF WEARABLEART & CLASSIC CAR MUSEUM The World of WearableArt and Classic Car Museum is an iconic Nelson visitor attraction that celebrates two passions united by design. The Museum showcases two distinct collections that collide in a celebration of design, innovation and creativity. World of WearableArt Exhibition - Be captivated by award-winning garments from the World of WearableArt Awards Show and the unique opportunity to see these extraordinary works of art up close. The exhibition changes annually to reflect each year’s show. Classic Car Collection - The world’s fastest mini, a car used by presidents and a royal Renault from 1908 are some of the treasures you’ll discover at the Museum. Take a trip down memory lane and experience one of Australasia’s largest car collections. The Museum also includes a Café renowned for its superb selection of wholesome food and a Retail Shop filled with art and jewellery from local artists. The Museum is open every day from 10am – 5pm (excluding Christmas Day).

General Entry

Adult

Child (5-14yrs)

£15

£6

WILSONS ABEL TASMAN Kayak, Seals and Walk (Guided kayak, Unguided walk) - Do it all in one day! Start Kaiteriteri 9 am with our “Split Apple Paddle” guided sea kayak, exploring the sheltered Kaiteriteri coastline to iconic Split Apple Rock formation. Return to Kaiteriteri around noon where you farewell your guide. Have lunch at a local café or order a picnic to enjoy on board the Vista Cruise, departing 1pm for a scenic boat ride along the coast into the heart of the national park. Pause to view the antics of seals on Tonga Island before landing at historic Tonga Quarry Beach 2pm. Walk through native forest, around the Bark Bay falls track and on to idyllic Medlands Cove for your boat pick up at 5.05pm to cruise back to Kaiteriteri at 6.00pm. Includes: 2 hrs guided sea kayaking, 2 ¼ hrs self guided walk (less/no walking option available). Itinerary will vary during low season (19 April - 19 October) Abel Tasman Seals and Beach Walk - For a walk to experience everything in the Park: wildlife, history, native forest and long, golden beaches this trip is for you. Departs Kaiteriteri 9.20 am, 10.30am and 1pm. Cruise to the Tonga Island seal colony off the golden sands of Onetahuti Beach. Land at picturesque Tonga Bay where an abandoned granite quarry site still holds evidence of this failed venture. Walk through native forest around the waterfall trail to Bark Bay then on to idyllic Medlands Cove for your pick up to cruise back to Kaiteriteri 4.10pm or 6.00pm. Walking time approx 2¼ hrs. Transfers available ex Motueka. A packed lunch can be ordered (extra cost).

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

Adult

Child

£87 £112 £44 £68

£54 £66 £22 £34

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

Farewell Spit Eco Tour - Highlights includes Cape Farewell, the South Island’s most northerly point and home to seals and their pups. Fossil Point, where old fossils expose themselves among the rocks and sea life abounds in rock pools nearby. 30 km along the ocean beach is the lighthouse reserve, where we pause for 45 minutes or so to climb the lighthouse, check out the view, learn some of the Māori legends about the spit, have refreshments in our lighthouse Keeper's cottage and soak up some history. Returning from the lighthouse, we climb a sandhill for panoramic views of the ocean beach, the parade of dunes along the centre of the spit and the inter-tidal plain where the migrant waders from the arctic circle feed during our spring, summer and autumn. Farewell Spit truly is a naturelover’s paradise. Departing from Collingwood, tour duration is 6.5 hours. As you travel along the beach, actual departure times are dependent on the tides and will be advised on confirmation of booking. Note: As it is 2.5 hours drive from Nelson to Collingwood, we recommend over-nighting in Takaka pre or post this tour. Other tour options available on request.

Farewell Spit Eco Tour

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Adult

Child (under 16yrs)

£96

£35

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HANMER SPRINGS

& KAIKOURA MOTHER NATURE AT HER BEST Relax and indulge yourself in the therapeutic mineral waters at the gorgeous alpine hamlet of Hanmer Springs, then marvel at the amazing sight of giant whales and frolicking dolphins off the Kaikōura coastline. Kaikoura, Canterbury. Photo Credit: Sarah Orme

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

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SPECIAL EVENTS: 7 Sep 2019 – Kaikōura Whale Run Jun 2020 – Kaikōura Cold Water Surf Classic May 2020 – The Molesworth Run

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TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS: » Kaikōura’s nutrient rich waters make it a favourite location for a host of marine life. Sperm whales frequent the waters year round, migratory humpbacks arrive in June and orcas over the summer. Permanent residents include the tiny Hector dolphins, high spirited dusky dolphins, royal albatross and a huge variety of other pelagic birds, plus frisky seals.

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

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» The Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa have been Reefton attracting visitors for over 100 years to relax and rejuvenate in the therapeutic waters. » Visit some cellar doors in the Waipara Valley. 57 kms north of Christchurch, this is one of New Zealand’s fastest expanding grape growing regions and gaining a fine reputation for its pinots, riesling, chardonnay and sauvignon wines.

Clarence River Hanmer Forest Park

Hanmer Springs Waipara

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KAIKŌURA

Kaikōura Gateway Motor Lodge

Self Cont.

White Morph

KAIKŌURA

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

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

KAIKŌURA

Sep 19 Apr 20

May Aug 20

£112 £138 £153

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

Sep 20 Mar 21

£108 £131 £143

Per Room From

£116 £146 £161

Bendamere House B&B

Hosted

Standard Deluxe Family Suite (1-4)

KAIKŌURA

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

HANMER SPRINGS

Jul 19 - Sep 20

Oct - Mar 20

£161 £161 £161

£167 £167 £167

Settlers Motel

Self Cont.

Lodge Room DBB

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

HANMER SPRINGS

Hapuku Room DBB

BONUS: Includes full breakfast and three-course dinner.

HANMER SPRINGS

Family Tree House (1-4) DBB

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-4)

Self Cont.

£108 £119 £194

£116 £138 £209

Hosted

£616 £800 £1,154

Apr Sep 20

£528 £708 £966

Oct 20 Mar 21

£644 £869 £1,256

Hotel / Self Cont.

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

Per Room From

£116 £137 £161

Clear Ridge Apartments

Oct 20 Mar 21

Heritage Hanmer Springs

Tues - Thur

£128 £149 £173

Studio from

Oct 19 Mar 20

Per Room From

Oct 19 - Mar 21 Fri - Mon

£121 £141 £217

Apr Sep 20

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

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

Per Room From

Nov 19 Mar 20

Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses

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

Per Room From

Self Cont.

Superior Deluxe 3 Bedroom (1-4)

HANMER SPRINGS

Oct 19 Mar 20

£131 £146 £243

Apr Sep 20

Oct 20 Mar 21

£116 £131 £220

£131 £146 £243

Braemar Lodge and Spa

Luxury

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

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

HANMER SPRINGS

2 Bdrm Apt (1-5) Extra Person

Oct 19 Apr 20

£194 £217 £30

May Sep 20

£172 £194 £30

The St James

Oct 20 Mar 21

£183 £205 £30

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

Self Cont.

Located just off the main street in the town centre, this premium accommodation is only a few minutes’ walk from the thermal pools, shops, cafes and restaurants. Architecturally designed and elegantly furnished suites offer private patios and balconies, with spa baths in some units. WiFi, guest laundry, BBQ, plus complimentary bath robes and pool towels.

Per Room From Deluxe Studio BONUS: Free Wifi.

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

Dec 19 Apr 20

£168 £240 £329

May Sep 20

£163 £239 £318

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

Oct 20 Mar 21

£176 £252 £346

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

Per Room From

Oct 19 - Mar 20

Apr -Sep 20

Oct 20 - Mar 21

Superior Suite

£194 £224 £246

£172 £197 £230

£241 £247 £272

Superior Spa Suite Deluxe Spa Suite

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

Adult

Boat Based Tour

£72

Child (14yrs & under)

£48

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

Whale Watch®

Adult

Child (3-15yrs)

£90

£36

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

Scenic Flight Experience - 30 mins Helicopter Flight - 30 mins

Adult

Child (3-14yrs)

£116 £224

£54 £210

KAIKŌURA ENCOUNTERS Dolphin Encounter - The dusky dolphins that reside along

the Kaikōura coastline are known as the most acrobatic dolphins in the world and whether you choose to swim with the dolphins in their natural environment or stay dry and watch from the boat, the dolphins of Kaikōura will astound you! Departs: Three times a day in the summer and twice daily in the winter. Tours are usually around 3.5 hrs in duration. Note: Advance bookings are essential due to the high demand for this activity. Tours are subject to sea conditions. Min. age to swim 8yrs, min. age to watch 5yrs.

Albatross Encounter - Get up close and personal to the largest wingspan in the world! The Albatross Encounter tour is an intimate boat based tour along the spectacular Kaikōura coastline taking you to visit incredible pelagic birds including the royal and wandering albatross. Departs: This tour operates three times daily in the summer and twice daily in the winter. Tours are usually around 2.5 hrs in duration. Note: This tour is subject to weather and sea conditions. Min. age 5 years. Bonus Offer: NZ$10.00 per person to spend in our gift shop for all tours booked through ANZCRO for travel from 1 May to 30 Sep.

Operated by Dolphins Encounters

Adult

Child (14yrs & under)

Dolphin Encounter - Swimmers

£108 £57 £78

£99 £33 £36

Dolphin Encounter - Spectators Albatross Encounter

102

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

Half Day Guided Seal Kayaking Tour

Adult

Child (12yrs & under)

£66

£42


HANMER SPRINGS THERMAL POOLS AND SPA Super Pass (includes towel) - Super Pass offers choice of a 1/2

Nestled in the magnificent South Island high country, just 90 minutes from Christchurch, Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa is the perfect place to rebalance and unwind. The thermal pools have been attracting visitors for more than 125 years, all seeking the benefits of the natural mineral waters, clear alpine air and uplifting environment. Set in the heart of the village, they offer 15 open-air thermal pools of varying temperatures, private thermal pools, sauna and steam rooms, heated freshwater pools with lazy river, as well as a large family activity pool and children’s AquaPlay area, and three waterslides including the new SuperBowl. Their international spa, The Spa at Hanmer Springs, specialises in offering spa, body and beauty treatments to enhance the wellbeing of their customers. All of these facilities are set amongst landscaped gardens offering picnic areas and licensed café.

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

Spa Pass (includes towel) - Choice of private sauna or steam followed by a relaxing full body massage and use of all outdoor thermal pools and freshwater lap pool after your massage. Alpine Aqua Revitaliser - Begin your treatment with a 30

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

Alpine Aqua Vichy - A full hour long treatment with full body

exfoliation before the warmth of the Vichy’s rain showers. Our therapist will work in harmony with the soothing waters to gently massage and guide the Vichy to create a perfect peaceful state. Use of all outdoor Thermal Pools before or after your treatment.

Hot Stone Therapy Package - Feel the stress and tension leave your body as heated basalt stones are gently placed then massaged over your body to encourage relaxation using your choice of signature pure essential oil blends to relax and rebalance. A 90 minutes Traditional Hot Stone Ritual massage, use of all outdoor pools, towel hire. Per Person

£34 £93 £99 £99 £116

Super Pass (includes towel) Adult

Pools Single Entry + Towel Hire Pools Single Entry + Towel + Waterslides Pass

£19 £28

Child (3-15yrs)

£11 £20

Spa Pass (includes towel)

Family (2AD+3CH)

Alpine Aqua Revitaliser

£55 -

Alpine Aqua Vichy Hot Stone Therapy Package

HANMER SPRINGS ATTRACTIONS Jet the Gorge – A thrilling 30 minute jet boat ride of the entire length of Hanmer’s

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

River Rafting – With lots of flat water and max grade 3 rapids, this is an ideal rafting

experience for first timers, those less confident in the water and families. Highly qualified guides provide all training as well as wet suits and all safety equipment. Allow 2 hours, min. age 6yrs. (Child 6-13yrs). Departs: 10am and 2pm.

4 Wheel Quad Bikes – Great fun amongst awesome scenery. Challenge yourself

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

Bungy - Take a blood surging 35 metre leap from the historic Waiau Ferry Bridge, a

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

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

Adult

Child

Jet the Gorge

£65 £88 £88

£37 £52 £52

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

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£130

£88

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£88

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CHRISTCHURCH & AKAROA

EVERY SEASON CAN OFFER YOU THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

Gateway to the Canterbury region and the diverse South Island, this beautiful garden city full of English heritage and character is the perfect place to start your holiday. Putting at Avon River. Credit:Graeme Murray.

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

CHRISTCHURCH TO:

10-17 Nov 2019 New Zealand Cup and Show Week

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

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

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Jan 2020 World Buskers Festival

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

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» Scenic ocean to alp views and back across Christchurch from the Port Hills. » Take a scenic 90 minute drive via Banks Peninsula to the seaside port of Akaroa. » Swim with the dolphins or take a scenic harbour cruise at Akaroa. » Take to the ski slopes (Jun-Oct) at Mt Hutt, a 90 minutes drive from Christchurch.

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Lyttelton Banks Peninsula

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Two Bedroom

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NORTH ST

2

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CHRISTCHURCH AIRPORT

3

SOUTH

6

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74

74

Sydenham

BreakFree on Cashel

Superior Room Superior Plus Room Executive Room

Hotel

4

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Bright and funky with lots of attitude, this innovative and stylish hotel has a unique urban feel throughout. Located in the heart of the CBD, within strolling distance of fantastic dining, shopping, and attractions such as the Botanic Gardens and Arts Centre. Amenities include a restaurant and bar, free WiFi (up to 500MB), small gym, and car parking (paid direct).

City Urban from City Urban Premium

5

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Oct 19 Mar 20

£44 £53 £84

Apr Sep 20

£40 £48 £77

Ibis Christchurch

Standard Room Ibis Plus Room Extra person

7

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Oct 20 Mar 21

Oct 19 Mar 20

£96 £118 £27

Apr Sep 20

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

6

£73 £96 £27

£93 £115 £27

Hotel

BONUS: FREE Wifi and parking.

Deluxe Room

Oct 19 Mar 20

£138 £155

Apr Sep 20

£118 £126

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

Oct 20 Mar 21

£138 £147

Oct 19 Apr 20

£179 £194 £249

May Sep 20

£127 £142 £189

Oct 20 Mar 21

£206 £223 £249

Self Cont.

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Oct 19 Apr 20

£90 £108 £130

May Sep 20

£80 £95 £132

Ramada Suites Christchurch

Oct 20 Mar 21

£91 £124 £132

Self Cont.

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

Oct 20 Mar 21

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

Superior Room

£94 £117 £157

Hotel

Christchurch City Park Motel

Per Room From

£47 £55 £88

Hotel

Rydges Latimer

Per Room From

£81 £96 £134

Oct 20 Mar 21

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

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

Per Room From

£89 £111 £149

Apr Sep 20

Sudima Christchurch Airport

Per Room From

76

Inner Urban

Oct 19 Mar 20

MOOREHOUSE AVE

76

Per Room From

Self Cont.

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

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74

WALTHAM RD

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CASHEL ST

ANTIGUA ST

AV E

HEREFORD ST

Christchurch Public Hospital

OXFORD

BLENHEIM ROAD

Railway Station

GLOUCESTER ST

Botanic Gardens

74

SALISBURY ST

11

ARMAGH ST

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Christchurch Womens Hospital

DURHAM ST

Avon River

15

CAMBRIDGE

DEANES AVENUE

North Hagley Park

16

MONTREAL ST

DARVEL ST

MONA VALE AVE

PICTON AV

MANDEVILLE STREET

Riccarton

TCE

4

8

Edgeware

AVENUE

PARK SQUARE

HARPER AVE

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Airport Gateway Motor Lodge

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

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1 2 Near Airport

Fedalton

CHRISTCHURCH AIRPORT

Per Room From

Nov 19 -Mar 21

Standard Room

£116 £138 £220

Executive Room Executive Suite (1-4)

8

CHRISTCHURCH CITY Chateau On The Park, a DoubleTree by Hilton

Hotel

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

Per Room From Deluxe Room Deluxe Balcony Room Junior Suite

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Oct 19 Mar 20

£157 £172 £202

Apr Sep 20

£97 £134 £164

CHRISTCHURCH & AKAROA

Oct 20 Mar 21

£131 £168 £198

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9

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

Hotel

10

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Bright, modern accommodation in the heart of the Garden City. Adjacent to Cathedral Square and within walking distance to The Terrace – the new hospitality precinct overlooking the Avon River and The Crossing – the new shopping precinct and vibrant heart of the city. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, 24 hour reception, accessible rooms, WiFi access and fully equipped gym.

Oct 19 Mar 20

Per Room From Superior Room Executive Room Extra person

11

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

£131 £176 £35

Apr Sep 20

£111 £155 £34

Fino Hotel & Suites

£131 £175 £34

Per Room From Guest Room Deluxe Room

12

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

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

Per Room From 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom Penthouse 1 Bedroom

13

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Oct 19 - Sep 20

Oct 20 - Mar 21

£146 £164 £284

£153 £173 £298

Heritage Christchurch

Per Room From

£236 £310

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

15

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Apr Sep 20

£165 £240

14

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Oct 19 Apr 20

£317 £429 £1,090

Junior Suite Family Suite Penthouse

AKAROA

May Sep 20

£250 £340 £862

Executive Premium Executive Junior Suite

16

CHRISTCHURCH CITY

Jul 19 - Sep 20

Double Room Including Breakfast

106

CHRISTCHURCH & AKAROA

£246

Luxe King Room One Bedroom

AKAROA

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May Sep 20

£172 £202

£153 £187

Oct 20 Mar 21

£172 £202

Hotel

Oct 19 Apr 20

May Sep 20

£273 £295 £444

£217 £231 £351

Oct 20 Mar 21

£284 £302 £456

Hotel

Oct 19 Apr 20

May Sep 20

£452 £568

£306 £418

Banks House Akaroa

Oct 20 Mar 21

£302 £414

Hosted

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

Oct 20 - Mar 21

£265

Oct 19 Apr 20

Sudima Christchurch City Hotel

Per Room From

Beaufort House Akaroa offers luxury accommodation and harbour views to discerning guests who enjoy heritage, character, and the charm of a bygone era. Refurbished with Antiques of the era. Enjoy this Peaceful and tranquil accommodation. In excellent location with a 5 min walk to all facilities and the waterfront, Free Wifi and European breakfast included.

Per Room From

Hotel

Sudima Christchurch City is a brand new 5-star boutique hotel ideally located on Victoria Street amidst an array of cafes, restaurants and bars. It’s just a martini pips’ throw to beautiful Hagley Park and a short walk to Christchurch’s city centre. As a contemporary hotel it features luxe rooms, unique restaurant & bar, and day spa.

£325 £441 £1,116

Hosted

£159 £170

The George

Per Room From

Oct 20 Mar 21

Beaufort House

£134 £146

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

£235 £310

Hotel

Oct 20 Mar 21

Distinction Christchurch

Superior Room 1-2 people

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

Per Room From

£156 £167

Standard Room 1-2 people

Oct 20 Mar 21

Hotel Montreal

Apr Sep 20

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

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

Oct 19 Mar 20

Oct 19 Mar 20

Per Room From

Hotel

Hotel

Enjoy the best of the city at your doorstep, including historic New Regent Street, Cathedral Square, beautiful parks and gardens, and other top attractions. Rooms are comfortable and modern, with accessible rooms available. Amenities include free unlimited internet, 24-hour reception, restaurant, bar, gym, sauna, and valet parking (paid direct).

Oct 20 Mar 21

Self Cont.

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

Rates include Breakfast

Per Room From

Jul 19 - Sep 20

Oct 20 - Mar 21

Banksia Room

£205 £194 £194

£243 £220 £206

Garden Room Solander Room

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


HASSLE-FREE TOURS

RANGITATA RAFTS Feel the thrill of conquering some of New Zealand's most exciting and scenic stretches of white water when you join Rangitata Rafts on this incredible New Zealand rafting experience. It’s the ideal adventure stop when travelling between Christchurch and Lake Tekapo, Queenstown or Dunedin. We also offer day trips out of Christchurch. Start the day at our back country lodge meeting your fellow rafters and guides and then it’s 2 hours on the river with time to enjoy mind blowing Lord of the Rings scenery, exciting grade 5 rapids and optional swimming in the calmer sections. After rafting you’ll head back to the lodge for hot showers and a delicious bbq. Although no previous experience is necessary rafting does require a reasonable standard of fitness and there is a minimum age of 13. Bring swimwear and a towel, all river gear provided. Departs: Christchurch 9:15am & returns 7:30pm.Or Self drive trips start at 8am & finish 12:30pm or start at 12:30pm & finish at 5pm. Operates October – April

Per Person

Self Drive

Soaring Kiwi “Central” Tour – Explore Christchurch from the top deck of a unique classic open top double decker bus! Use your 24hr pass to hop on and off at stops along the way visiting Christchurch’s top attractions at your own pace. See Cathedral Square, Mona Vale Gardens, Riccarton Mall, Christchurch Art Gallery, New Regent St and more! Departs: Summer every 60mins from 10am to 4pm. Winter every 60mins from 10am to 2pm

Soaring Kiwi “Combo” Tour – This is the best way to spend a day in Christchurch! Enjoy two tour routes, exploring the central city and outer suburbs, on unique double decker buses or a small intimate coach. On the “Central Tour” use your 24hr pass to hop on and off at various stops, visiting the central city attractions. On the “Discover Tour” you will travel through residential ‘Red Zone’, journey up the Port Hills for stunning views and visit the seaside village of Sumner. Departs: Central Tour - Summer every 60mins from 10am to 4pm, Winter every 60mins from 10am to 2pm. Discover Tour – Summer 9am, 12pm, 3pm, Winter 3pm only. Lord of the Rings Tour – Journey to middle earth and visit ‘Edoras’, the capital city of the Rohan people in

£149 £131

Day trip from Christchurch

Hassle-free Tours offer specialised tour experiences throughout the spectacular Christchurch and Canterbury region. Friendly guides provide an informative and entertaining commentary throughout your journey.

the movie trilogy. Immerse yourself in the natural, unspoilt beauty of the breathtaking area. Friendly guides provide a commentary throughout your journey including interesting facts about the movies, regional history, flora, fauna and wildlife. Tour includes a delicious lunch and hotel transfers. Departs 9am, returns 5.30-6pm

Kaikoura Tour – Travel across the Canterbury Plains to the seaside village of Kaikoura and meet the local

wildlife! Once there you will stop at a hill-top lookout for spectacular views of the village, mountains and ocean. Next, visit a local seal colony before heading to town to explore and enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, you can participate in one of four activities to meet the ‘locals’ including; swimming with dolphins, whale watching (by air or sea), dolphin or albatross viewing. Tour includes hotel transfers. Departs 8-8.30am, returns 6-6.45pm.

Child (15yrs & under)

Adult

£21 £41 £179 £209

Soaring Kiwi Central Tour Soaring Kiwi Combo Tour Lord of the Rings Tour Kaikoura Tour

WILLOWBANK WILDLIFE RESERVE/KO TANE MĀORI CULTURE

THE INTERNATIONAL ANTARCTIC CENTRE

Close encounters of the wildlife kind are a Willowbank trademark. Meet New Zealand's Big 5 Wildlife - The Takahe, Tuatara, Kea and Kaka are combined with NZ's foremost kiwi display where kiwi viewing is guaranteed! Opens at 9.30am. Willowbank is location close to both Christchurch city and the airport. Based at Willowbank, Ko Tāne is a fun and interactive Māori Cultural Experience that includes a pōwhiri (welcome), a fully interactive village, a 45 minute kapahaka performance and a four course dinner with hāngī cooked mains. Willowbank and Ko Tāne can be combined to create the ultimate 'kiwi' experience. Ko Tāne performance at 5.30pm. Guided kiwi tour leaves at 4.30pm. Bookings essential

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

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

Geneal Admission

FREE FREE £119 £131

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

£34

£17

Adult

Entrance

Entrance and guided tour

The Ko Tāne Maori Culture Group

£19 £26 £86

Child (5-14yrs)

£7 £10 £48

TRAM CITY TOUR AND PUNTING COMBO Christchurch Attractions has all the best activities the city has to offer:

Tram - The Christchurch Tramway is the perfect way to experience the changing face of Christchurch City. The journey on our beautifully restored historic trams takes approximately 50 minutes and includes 17 stops, allowing you to visit inner city attractions such as New Regent Street, Cathedral Junction, Art Gallery, Arts Centre, Canterbury Museum and Botanic Gardens. Tram drivers provide a live and comprehensive commentary. Punting - Board your classic punt at the historic Antigua Boat Sheds landing. Your Edwardian punter will guide you quietly past trailing willows, woodlands and leafy banks as you absorb the beauty of Christchurch’s Botanic Gardens. Punting on the beautiful Avon River is an iconic Christchurch attraction not to be missed. Bookings are recommended. Duration: 30mins with informative commentary. Departure point: 2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch City. Operated by Christchurch Attractions

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

Tram ticket (valid all day)

£14 £17 £28

FREE £8 £8

30min Punting ride Tram and punting combo

CHRISTCHURCH GRAND TOUR Board our luxury coach for an interactive, fun and informative guided tour of Christchurch. This tour includes all that Christchurch Attractions has to offer, with Punting on the Avon, Botanic Gardens Tour, the magnificent views from the summit of the Christchurch Gondola as well as the beautifully restored heritage Trams. From the moment we pick you up, you will hear about how the city of Christchurch is developing into an incredible city for the future generations. Sit back and relax and be guided through the city sights and all the attractions, this is the best city tour at the best price!

Operated by Christchurch Attractions General Admission

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Child (5-15yrs)

Infant

£72

£39

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CHRISTCHURCH GONDOLA The gondola offers a unique Christchurch sightseeing experience that you'll never forget. Soar suspended above the valleys as the birds fly beneath your cable car. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Christchurch cityscape, over the Canterbury Plains out to the mighty Southern Alps, and the dramatic hills of Banks Peninsula.

Operated by Christchurch Attractions

Adult

£17

Gondola Ride

Child (5-15yrs)

£8

BLACK CAT CRUISES

Family

£42

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

2 Hour Nature Cruise – The historic French Village of Akaroa is 90 minutes drive from Christchurch where you will join the award winning Black Cat Cruises. Akaroa Harbour is home to Hector’s dolphins, white flippered penguins, fur seals and many sea birds. Other highlights of the daily cruise include visits to Cathedral Cave and the sites of early Māori settlements. Depart daily from Akaroa's main wharf at 1.30pm. Also 11am (Oct-Apr) and 3.40pm (Dec-Mar).

CHRISTCHURCH ADVENTURE PARK The Christchurch Adventure Park is set on 358 private hectares in Christchurch’s stunning Port Hills. We have New Zealand’s longest chairlift, a quad chair specifically designed for riders and their mountain bikes but also used by sightseers and zipliners to access the top of the Port Hills and our fantastic views. We have an onsite village that includes a café and bar with seating for up to 200, plus an expansive outdoor deck to make the most of our forest setting.

Zipline Tour - approx 2 hours - A series of four thrilling dual-ziplines, including one that is over 1.1 kilometres

long (New Zealand’s longest!), and another that is over 150 metres above the valley floor (New Zealand’s highest!). ZIPLINE #4 : Race down New Zealand’s longest Zipline reaching speeds of over 100kph. !.1km long, that’s 1100m..! Duration is 45 minutes.

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

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

Adult

Zipline Tour Zipline #4 DH Apprentice (Per Person) Sightseeing

£73 £47 £53 £14

Child (7-17yrs)

£50 £29 £25 £7

3 Hour Swim with the Dolphins – Akaroa

Harbour is the only place on the planet where you can swim with the world’s smallest and rarest dolphins – The Hector’s or New Zealand Dolphin. Black Cat cruises operate a jet powered catamaran for ultimate safety for you and the dolphins. Everything is provided including wetsuits, masks, hot showers and hot chocolate. You can also watch the dolphins from the vessel. Report Times: 8.30am, 11.30am and 1.30pm (Oct-Apr) and 11.30am (May-Sep). Swimming is all year round. (Child non-swimmer 5-15yrs)

Family

£196 -

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

Adult

Child

£53 £107 £57

£23 £89 £33

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

Kaikōura and Whale Watching Cruise - Travel by road through the rolling hill country of North

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

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

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

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Child (under 15yrs)

£155 £134 £179 £218 £81

£78 £67 £119 £111 £40


WEST COAST

& THE GLACIER REGION

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

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

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

07-08 Feb 2020 – Speight’s Coast to Coast

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

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

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OTHER DISTANCES: FOX to Wanaka 260 kms, 4 hrs to Haast 120 kms, 1 hr 30 mins FRANZ JOSEF to Fox Glacier 25 kms, 30 mins

08 Feb 2020 – Buller Gorge Marathon, Westport 07 Mar 2020 – Wildfoods Festival, Hokitika

» The Pancake Rocks and Blowholes at Punakaiki.

May 2020 – Around Brunner Cycle Race, Greymouth

» The New Zealand Fur Seal colony at Cape Foulwind.

May 2020 – Trans Alpine Scooter Safari

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

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

to Christchurch 395 kms, 5 hrs 40 mins

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Takaka

Karamea Westport

Reefton

Greymouth Hokitika Franz Josef Glacier

Kumara

Jackson Head Jackson Bay Big Bay Lake Wanaka

Tekapo

Templeton

Omarama

Cromwell

Lake Benmore

Temuka

Canterbury Bight

Timaru

Oamaru Kyeburn

Charles Court Motel

GREYMOUTH

Akaroa

Lake Ellesmere Rakaia River

Geraldine

Lake Pukaki

Lake Hawea Wanaka

Queenstown

Christchurch

Methven

Twizel Lake Ohau

Hanmer Springs Waipara

Mt Hutt

Westland National Park

Lake Sumner Forest Park Arthur’s Pass National Park

Lake Kaniere Ross Craigieburn Abut Head Forest Park

Fox Glacier

Nelson

Paparoa National Park Murchison

Punakaiki

Haast

Fox Glacier. Credit: Miles Holden

Motueka

South Island

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PUNAKAIKI

Punakaiki Resort

Hotel

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

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

Oct 19 Apr 20

£90 £108 £130

May Sep 20

£80 £95 £133

Oct 20 Mar 21

£92 £110 £133

The Ashley Hotel

GREYMOUTH

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

Hotel

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

Per Room From Studio 2 Bedroom (1-4)

GREYMOUTH

Oct 19 Apr 20

£112 £140

May Sep 20

£98 £128

Breakers Boutique Accommodation

Oct 20 Mar 21

£120 £147

Hosted

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

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

110

Breakwater Suite Driftwood Suite

WEST COAST & THE GLACIER REGION

Jul 19 - Sep 20

Oct 20 - Mar 21

£171 £230 £242

£177 £242 £254

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Per Room From Hotel Room Eco Suite Extra Person

HOKITIKA

Oct 19 - Apr 20

May -Sep 20

Oct 20 - Mar 21

£194 £257 £34

£126 £202 £34

£203 £265 £34

Beachfront Hotel

Self Cont.

Only a stone’s throw from the rugged west coastline, close to the town centre’s restaurants, cafes, shops, and craft galleries. Modern, elegant rooms offering comfort and privacy. Enjoy magnificent views from the Oceanview Restaurant and Bar, complimentary WiFi and car parking.

Per Room From Driftwood Rooms Ground Floor Oceanview Oceanview

Oct 19 Apr 20

£121 £142 £181

May Sep 20

£107 £124 £161

Oct 20 Mar 21

£124 £145 £183

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


Glacier View Motel

FRANZ JOSEF

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Bella Vista Motel

FRANZ JOSEF

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

Per Room From Studio

Nov 19 Apr 20

2 Bedroom (1-2)

Hotel

Standard Room Superior Room Extra Person

FRANZ JOSEF

Oct 19 Apr 20

£228 £271 £56

May Sep 20

£168 £192 £56

Punga Grove Motel and Suites

Kitchenette Queen Studio 1 Bedroom Unit (1-4)

Self Cont.

Studio BONUS: Stay 2 nights or more and get 10% discount off your room rate. Valid 1st of May – 31st October 2020

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

Sep 19 Apr 20

£101 £120 £150

May Sep 20

£79 £98 £135

Per Room From Studio BONUS: Stay 2 nights or more and get 10% discount off your room rate. Valid 1st of May – 31st October 2020

FRANZ JOSEF

Sunset Motel

FOX GLACIER

Self Cont.

Standard Room Extra person

FOX GLACIER

Sep 19 Apr 20

£120 £16

May Sep 20

£92 £16

Distinction Fox Glacier Te Weheka Hotel

2 Adults DBB Extra Child DBB

BONUS: FREE Wifi

FOX GLACIER

Extra Adult DBB

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

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

£228 £266

May Sep 20

£176 £213

£105 £120 £161

May Aug 20

£86 £94 £135

Sep 20 Mar 21

£120 £135 £195

Hotel

Oct 19 Mar 20

£477 £56 £142

Apr Sep 20

£419 £56 £142

Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

Oct 20 Mar 21

£477 £56 £142

Hotel

Originally opened in 1928, this historic hotel has provided lodgings for climbers and adventurers from all over the world. Restored in 2007, this tradition is proudly continued, with modern comforts. The setting offers fantastic rural and mountain views. Facilities include a café and bar, guest laundry, free WiFi, and free car parking.

Per Room From

£122 £16

Standard Room B&B

HAAST

Oct 19 Apr 20

£189

May Sep 20

£146

Heartland Hotel Haast

Oct 20 Mar 21

£190

Hotel

Sitting on the doorstep of a unique world heritage area and located in Haast Junction, this is an ideal place to stopover and explore this incredible area, en route to or from the West Coast and the Southern Lakes. Haast is a place of absolute beauty, with untouched beaches and rugged glacial valleys. Take the time to treat yourself to the tranquillity that this sparsely populated area offers.

Luxury accommodation nestled beneath the Southern Alps; the location provides a sense of privacy and peaceful seclusion while being only a short stroll from the main street. Rooms are beautifully appointed and feature spacious ensuite with shower and separate bath, private balconies and lounge areas. Free unlimited WiFi, 50+ Sky channels, complimentary car parking, and on-site breakfast restaurant.

Oct 19 Apr 20

2 Bedroom (1-4)

Per Room From

Oct 20 Mar 21

Hosted

1 Bedroom

Oct 19 Apr 20

A haven from the city rush, a foray into New Zealand’s pristine wilderness, a place to relax and refresh with a natural, earthy ambiance and attentive service. Enjoy an unique dining experience at the on-site restaurant, featuring fresh, local cuisine. Rooms feature deluxe soundproofing technology, luxurious bedding, private balcony or courtyard, and free WiFi.

Your Fox Glacier accommodation offers you the comforts of home and provides spectacular views of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman. The studio, one bedroom and two bedroom units welcome everyone from single travellers to families and groups. All rooms have kitchenettes, free WiFi and car parking. The staff are happy to help with bookings for the many local activities.

Per Room From

£98 £113 £127

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Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Oct 20 Mar 21

£113 £135 £169

£83 £94 £142

Oct 20 Mar 21

Surrounded by native bush and majestic mountains, giving privacy and peace in a tranquil setting. Just a short stroll to the main village, Glacier Hot Pools across the road, and a two-minute walk to the West Coast Wildlife Centre. Hear tree frogs whistling in the rainforest at night. Kitchenettes in each unit, free WiFi, guest laundry, and car parking.

Oct 20 Mar 21

£228 £271 £56

May Sep 20

58 on Cron

FRANZ JOSEF

Surrounded by established native bush and conveniently located only a short stroll from shops, eateries, tour operators, the West Coast Wildlife Centre and Glacier Hot Pools. Refresh and relax in this magnificent part of the world. Amenities include free WiFi, accessible facilities, fully-equipped kitchenettes, and outdoor BBQs.

Per Room From

£98 £146 £154

Compact Queen Studio Free upgrade 1st May till 31 October, subject to availability

Set on the edge of Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage Site in the magnificent Westland region, surrounded by natural wonders. High quality furnishings and conveniences in the spacious rooms ensure a relaxing stay. Amenities include two restaurants, a bar, private spa pools, free WiFi, day spa, guest laundry, and complimentary car parking.

Per Room From

Oct 19 Apr 20

Per Room From

£107 £139 £148

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef

FRANZ JOSEF

Quality self-contained accommodation, centrally located in the heart of the glacier village. Just a short drive away is the start of the Franz Josef Glacier Valley walk, with self-guided access to this beautiful natural attraction. Rooms are warm and comfortable, with modern décor and conveniences. Amenities include free parking, free unlimited WIFI, guest laundry and BBQ.

May 20 Mar 21

£105 £137 £145

1 Bedroom

Self Cont.

Per Room From

Oct 20 Mar 21

Standard Room (1-2)

£228 £266

Family Room (1-4) Extra Person

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Oct 19 Mar 20

£111 £155 £29

Apr Sep 20

£94 £141 £30

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Oct 20 Mar 21

£114 £159 £30

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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

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 sun sets setting you up for a fun holiday with the many natural adventure park activities in this area.

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

Rainforest Zipline Thriller - Take the ride of your life!

2 hour Bush ‘n’ Bog Track - Venture further

glow-worms like stunning stars in the night sky. This 3 hour tour will see you getting up close and personal with the glow worms in their natural habitat. Located deep in the gold hunting country you will also be entertained of stories of the Goldfields and give gold panning a go.

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

Glow Worm Tour - Step into a galaxy world of glittering

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

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

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

Adult

Child

£75 £87 £147 £102 £119 £204 £144 £216

£66 £96 -

Rainforest Cruise: 3 hrs - A relaxing cruise by Jungle Boat amongst the primeval giants of our rainforest. Gently float through some of the world's most intriguing scenery, learning how we preserve the delicate balances within one of nature's oldest ecosystems. Learn about the life & legends of the Maori people in this area. Meet some of the astounding bird life. Departs 9am and 2pm Kid Safe Adventures - For families with under 12s, min.

4 pax.

Raiders of the Lost Ark: 4x4 adventure with gold hunting. There needs some family team work on this one with possibly some claim jumping, that’s up to you! There’s a tunnel maze, a swing bridge and blindfolds, some compass work and some digging! Kids gold hunting adventure (GOW2C) West Coast Rail Trails - A series of cafes and pubs

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

Operated by Wild West Adventures

Per Person

Rainforest Zipline Thriller (NCZIP) Glowworm Tour Rainforest Cruise: 3 hrs (JUN) Raiders of the Lost Ark: Kids gold hunting adventure (GOW2C) West Coast Rail Trails - Day Tours (price from) West Coast Rail Trails - Night Tours (price from)

£99 £75 £129 £75 £201 £1,537

MONTEITH'S BREWING COMPANY WEST COAST TREETOP WALK AND CAFÉ An exhilarating treetop adventure among temperate rainforest giants. Experience life with the birds high in the ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopy. Easy access for all to enjoy along a steel platform 20 metres high and over 450 metres long. Gently sway in harmony with the forest on the Mahinapua Springboard. View the exquisite Lake Mahinapua through the richly diverse forest foliage. Thrill seekers will feel their heart pump and the adrenalin rush as they climb to the top of the Tower 47 metres above the forest floor. Be inspired by a sensational vista of the majestic snow-capped Southern Alps, Lake Mahinapua and the Tasman sea. We are located 15mins South of Hokitika

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

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

Family Pass

£17

£9

£41

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

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Brewery Tour

£15


AIR SAFARIS The Grand Traverse is a unique flight that encompasses two World Heritage national parks - Aoraki/Mount Cook and Westland/Tai Poutini. This two hundred kilometre traverse offers the most comprehensive viewing of New Zealand’s most beautiful and spectacular alpine scenery. Highlights include the turquoise-blue glacial lakes and braided river systems of the Mackenzie Basin, Murchison and Tasman Glaciers, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, and our two highest peaks Aoraki/Mount Cook and Mount Tasman. This magnificent scenery is enhanced with personal and informative commentary from your pilot. Regular departures from Lake Tekapo and Franz Josef.Approx. 50 mins flying time - allow 1 hr. Note: As all flights are weather dependent, the Grand Traverse is interchangeable between Franz Josef and Lake Tekapo (see pg 113).

Grand Traverse of Mount Cook and the Glaciers

Adult

Child (3-13yrs)

£236

£177

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

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

Glacier Heli Hike and Hot Pools Glacier Valley Walk Glacier Hot Pools Public Pool Single Entry 45 mins Private Pool Entry: (max 2 people at a time) 30 mins Massage & Entry

ACROSS COUNTRY QUAD BIKES

Adult

Child

£296 £49 £18 £60 £57

£296 £41 £15 -

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

Driver (min 16yrs)

Child or Passenger (min 8yrs)

£108

£48

Quad Bike Adventures

FRANZ JOSEF HELIHIKE Discover up close the magnificent phenomenon of the West Coast glaciers. Combine an awesome scenic helicopter flight over Franz Josef Glacier with a unique guided walk. Hike amongst ice caves, pinnacles and seracs in this pristine alpine environment. The experienced and professional helicopter pilot’s informative commentary will showcase the exciting landscape for the adventure ahead. You’ll see the extraordinary colours of the ice-flow from above, and then up close, on an unforgettable 2 hour guided hike. This walking adventure is suitable for people of average fitness, minimum age 10yrs. (Tip: This trip is very popular so we encourage you to book ahead to avoid disappointment). Departs Oct-Apr 9.30am, 12 noon and 2.30pm; May-Sep 11am and 1.30pm. Duration 3 hrs.

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

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

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

£30 £45

£15 £45

Operated by The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Helihike

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Adult

Child (8-14yrs)

£290

£272

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GLACIER COUNTRY LAKE CRUISE Jump on board the Hanna-K and join us for a scenic cruise or fishing charter on Lake Mapourika, just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier. Lake Mapourika holds scenic views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Cruise along the mirror-like water and visit a kiwi sanctuary amidst some of Westland’s oldest untouched rainforest. Your skipper will provide commentary along the way, and complimentary tea and coffee are provided on all our tours. The Hanna-K has an indoor cabin area, as well a covered outdoor back deck, which means you stay warm and dry in all weather. The front viewing deck is perfect for photography and birdwatching. Fishing: Fish for brown trout all year around. Salmon season from 01 October to 31 March annually.

Cruise Only 3 Hour Fishing

Adult

Child (3-14yrs)

£69 £75

£39 £39

FOX GLACIER GUIDING Fox Glacier is the largest of the mighty West Coast glaciers and unique because it terminates in temperate rainforest 270m above sea level. A visit to Fox Glacier is an unforgettable experience. All necessary equipment is provided including ground transport, boots, socks, crampons, raincoat, walking poles and highly trained guides. Reporting time is 15 mins prior to departures.

Fox Glacier Helihike - (Flying Fox) - An awesome combination of helicopter flight and up to 3 hours exploring a remote part of the glacier with constantly changing pristine ice formations and caves. Duration 4 hrs. Departs 9am and 12 noon all year plus 3pm Oct-Apr. (Tip: these trips are very popular so we urge you to book early). Other departures available on demand. Minimum age 9yrs. (Child: 9-16yrs)

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

Fox Glacier Helihike (Flying Fox) Heli Ice Climbing Adventure (Fox It Up)

Adult

Child

£317 £403

£317 -

GLACIER COUNTRY KAYAKS Join us on a unique kayak adventure just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier! Set out across Lake Mapourika’s mysterious black waters enjoying mirror-like reflections of the Southern Alps and glaciers. Sit in awe of the surrounding Jurassic rainforest and 900 year old trees as you explore the Okarito kiwi sanctuary. A kayak experience like no other that’s designed to complete your Glacier Country experience!

3 hr Kayak Classic (the original adventure) 4 hr Kayak and Walk (includes a guided rainforest walk)

Adult

Child (3-15yrs)

£72 £87

£42 £51

FOX AND FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER HELICOPTERS Fox or Franz Josef Glacier Snow Landing - From sea level rising to the heart of the magnificent Southern Alps, this flight explores the icefalls on either the Franz Josef or Fox Glaciers. Experience the seclusion of a snow landing in this largely inaccessible alpine region. 20 min. (includes snow landing). Fox and Franz Josef Twin - Explore the glacial icefalls of not one but two glaciers - Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier. Discover up close their unusual ice formations - landing on the snowfields is a highlight and will make for superb photos, snowballs and memories. 30 min. (includes snow landing).

Mount Cook Spectacular with Landing - The ultimate glacial experience – this flight tour covers it all!

Glacial icefalls, crevasses and neves, views from ocean to alps. Cross the Southern Alps' spine and circle the peak of magnificent Aoraki Mount Cook. Get your camera ready for the spectacular snow landing. 40 min. (includes snow landing).

GLACIER COUNTRY HORSES There is a way to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of Glacier Country. A way that allows you to escape the crowds, complications and machinery of modern life. A way that allows you to take an easy breath of the pure west coast air. A way that allows you to listen to nature. That allows you an unimpeded 360 degree view of the Wild West Coast. This way is by horseback. It’s an uncomplicated, old fashioned way to explore a unique land in a unique way. It’s the way the West Coast is supposed to be explored. Glacier Country Horses offers an unforgettable experience, exploring the rainforest and offering some of the most amazing views of the Southern Alps and the Glacier. Treks are available rain or shine. No horse experience is necessary.

Per Person

60 Minute Rainforest Experience Trek 90 Minute Glacier Magic Trek

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Operated by Glacier Helicopter Franz Josef

Adult

Child (14yrs & under)

Fox or Franz Josef Glacier Snow Landing (Flt 302)

£168 £216 £293

£118 £151 £205

Fox and Franz Josef Twin (Flt 303) Mount Cook Spectacular with Landing (Flt 306)


WANAKA A DESTINATION FOR ALL SEASONS Translated from Māori, Wanaka means ‘rejuvenation of the soul’, a very apt name for an alpine town in the heart of a spectacular setting. With four distinctive seasons, there is always something special in and around Lake Wanaka. Roys Peak track. Photo Credit: Julia Forrester

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

WANAKA TO:

28 Jun - 03 Jul 2019 – Mountain Film Festival

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

Christchurch 425 kms, 6 hrs

23 Aug - 7 Sep 2019 – Audi Quattro Winter Games

Fox Glacier 260 kms, 3 hrs 15 mins

29-31 Dec 2019 – Rhythm & Alps

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

Mount Cook 214 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins Queenstown (via the Crown Range) 91 kms, 1 hr

FACT FILE

Queenstown (via Cromwell) 117 kms, 1 hr 20 mins Dunedin 276 kms, 3 hrs Picton 773 kms, 14 hrs

7 Dec 2019 – Wanaka Beer Festival 18-19 Jan 2020 – Red Bull Defiance Feb 2020 – Challenge Wanaka

» Trout fishing in the lake and surrounding areas. » Winter skiing at Treble Cone and Cardrona. » Autumn colours (starting late March) particularly stunning around Glendhu Bay. Autumn is also harvest season for the various stone fruits including apricots, nectarines and cherries. » Award winning vineyards – the pinot noir is the region’s specialty.

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Queenstown

Omakau

Cromwell

Alexandra

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Powered Site Family Studio One Bedroom Motel

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WANAKA

Oct 19 - Sep 20

Oct 20 - Mar 21

£42 £172 £205

£44 £180 £215

Wanaka Hotel

Standard Non View BONUS: FREE Wifi.

5

WANAKA

Standard Lake facing One Bedroom Suite

1 Bdrm Apt 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4)

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Airport Hawea, Cromwell, Clyde & West Coast

Base Backpackers Wanaka

Backpacker

Setting a new standard in backpacker accommodation, the superior facilities, fun communal areas, and friendly local staff make this an ideal spot, located just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre. Features include female-only rooms, 24-hour reception, internet café, kitchen with balcony, laundry, drying room during ski season, and on-site café.

Oct 19 Mar 20

Per Room From

£22 £23 £73

Sanctuary Girls Double/Twin Ensuite Room

4

WANAKA

Apr Sep 20

£16 £17 £68

Bella Vista Wanaka

Oct 20 Mar 21

£21 £22 £68

Self Cont.

Newly refurbished rooms offering quality and comfort only 150m from the sparkling waters of world-renowned Lake Wanaka. Just a one-minute walk to shops, restaurants, galleries, and wine bars. Purpose-built access units available. Amenities include free car parking, drying room and ski gear storage, and guest laundry.

Oct 19 - Sep 20

Oct 20 - Mar 21

Per Room From

Oct 19 - Nov 20

Dec 20 - Mar 21

£97 £112 £143

£102 £117 £150

Studio Compact

£124 £146 £165

£146 £169 £187

Hotel / Self Cont.

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

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Hotel

Oakridge Resort

Per Room From

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Cardrona & Queenstown Via Crown Range

Affordable accommodation in a fantastic location, only a minute’s walk from the beautiful lake and bustling town centre. Fantastic on-site dining options at Bullock Bar Grill, Beanie Café and Amigos Mexican Care. Facilities include 24-hour reception, free WiFi, off-street parking, gift shop, guest kitchen and laundry.

Per Room From

4

84

Located in quiet, sheltered, park-like setting, only 2km from town. Offering a variety of familyfriendly, self-contained, serviced accommodation options. Studios to 3 bedroom house. Facilities include Bike hire, BBQ areas, unlimited wifi, playgrounds, winter drying & wax rooms and spa & sauna (small fee applies).

Per Room From

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9

Lismore Park

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Roys Bay

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Otematata Lake Dunstan

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Lake Wakatipu

Omarama

Lindis Pass

McDOUG ALL STR EE

Milford Sound

Lake Hawea

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Lake Pukaki

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Lake Wanaka

Wanaka Station Park

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Twizel Lake Ohau

Mt Aspiring National Park

Big Bay

Lake Wanaka

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Jackson Head Jackson Bay

Lake Tekapo

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Mt Cook

Haast

Glendhu Bay, Treblecone & Mt Aspiring National Park

Oct 19 Mar 20

£126 £165 £290

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Apr Sep 20

£173 £219 £357

Oct 20 Mar 21

£133 £173 £304

Standard Studio 1 Bedroom

6

WANAKA

Edgewater

Hotel / Self Cont.

From the moment you step into your spacious guest room, you will be spellbound by the views of the mountains and azure blue lake, which is only metres from your room. Offering a true resort experience, facilities include a day spa, spa pools and sauna, tennis courts, putting green, restaurant, café, children’s playground, free WiFi, and free car parking.

Per Room From Hotel Room 1 Bdrm Suite (2) 2 Bdrm Apt (1-4)

Dec 19 Apr 20

£155 £217 £352

May Sep 20

£131 £183 £298

Oct 20 Mar 21

£163 £228 £369

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


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WANAKA

Wanaka Springs Lodge

Hosted

8

The Moorings Wanaka

WANAKA

Experience luxury, comfort, relaxed charm, and impeccable service at this purpose-built boutique accommodation. Set in tranquil landscaped gardens with beautiful mountain views, enjoy relaxing on the large deck areas or in the spa pool. The lodge features a cosy lounge with log burner, library, free WiFi, mountain bikes for guest use, ski storage and drying room. Cooked breakfast included.

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

Oct 19 Mar 20

Per Room From Per Room From Queen Room King Room

9

WANAKA

Nov 19 - Apr 20

May 20 - Mar 21

£213 £233

£225 £244

Distinction Wanaka Alpine Resort

10

1 Bdrm Apt BONUS: FREE Wifi.

OPHIR

2 Bdrm Apt (1-4) 3 Bdrm Apt (1-5)

Oct 19 Mar 20

£131 £142 £195

Apr Sep 20

£198 £213 £281

Per Room From

£131 £142 £195

Hosted

3 Bdrm Apartment (1-5)

Studio Room Family Room

Oct 19 - Sep 20

£195

Sep Dec 19

£132 £147

Jan Apr 20

£159 £177

May 20 Mar 21

£138 £154

Hotel

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

Per Room From Guest Room Including Breakfast

£146 £206 £239

Hotel

Harvest Hotel

CROMWELL

Hidden from the world in the small historic gold mining town of Ophir, offering boutique accommodation in six charming rooms. The building has been restored to combine contemporary luxury with hints of the unique 135 year history. A perfect relaxing getaway or stop off on the Otago Rail Trail. On site restaurant, Air conditioning, guest hot tub and free wifi.

Per Room From

£131 £206 £228

Oct 20 Mar 21

Just a few minutes’ drive from the heart of Wanaka, the modern rooms offer private balconies and uninterrupted views of the lake and surrounding mountains, making for a peaceful accommodation experience. The on-site restaurant and bar make for convenient dining, and world-class ski fields are only a 40-minute drive. Free WiFi.

Oct 20 Mar 21

Pitches Store

2 Bdrm Apartment (1-4)

Apr Sep 20

Lake Hawea Hotel

WANAKA

Nestled in a quiet location with wonderful mountain views, this resort offers top-quality serviced apartments with a high level of personal comfort and convenience. Rooms feature fully-equipped designer kitchens, entertainment suites, and private balconies. Amenities include free WiFi, spa, swimming pool, BBQ area, tennis court, gym, and secure and private car parking.

Per Room From

£139 £216 £242

Studio with Kitchenette BONUS: Children under 5yrs stay FREE #3 night min 24 Dec - 7 Jan.

Self Cont.

Self Cont.

Oct 20 - Mar 21

Standard Studio

£204

BONUS: FREE Wifi.

Premium Spa Extra Person

Oct 19 Apr 20

£142 £156 £30

May Sep 20

£124 £141 £30

Oct 20 Mar 21

£145 £159 £30

Kayaking & Stand-Up Paddle Boarding on Lake Wanaka. Credit: Lake Wanaka Tourism.

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

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

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

General Entry

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

£15

£11

Wild Thing – Waterfall Climb. Find your inner Wild Thing and climb higher,

right beside the waterfall. Our most popular climb is perfect for the more adventurous, with an ideal balance of challenge and achievability. Duration: 5hr round trip. Approximately 3hrs of climbing. Fitness: Good fitness required. Included on all tours: Expert guide and training, helmets and harnesses, via ferrata lanyard and safety equipment, transport to/from Wanaka town centre, fingerless gloves, snacks and water, open all year round.

Go Wild Tour Wild Thing Tour

Adult

Child (12-16yrs)

£119 £179

£90 £179

CARDRONA ALPINE RESORT Most commonly known as New Zealand’s most popular ski area, there’s more to Cardrona Alpine Resort than meets the eye. Strip back the snow in summer & experience the wide-open slopes in a whole different light. Catch a lift to the top of the Southern Alps & take a wander through alpine meadows or dial up the excitement & tear down the hill on a vast network of mountain bike & carting trails. With alpine apartments & an extensive list of craft beers & wines to go with mouth-watering cuisine in The Lounge & Mezz, you might never want to leave.

Mountain bike ½ day lift pass + rental 2hr Mountain Carting session Gondola sightseeing ride

Adult

Child (4-14yrs)

£90 £72 £21

£90 £72 £15

ECO WANAKA ADVENTURES Lake Cruise and Island Nature Walk - Cruise to this unique and magical nature reserve, walk the track to the serene lake near the summit for amazing lake and alpine views. Our experienced guides will share their knowledge of local features as well as the diverse New Zealand birdlife including the rare flightless buff weka, extinct on the mainland. This is a not to be missed experience as the island is geologically unique with a lake on top, no introduced predators and magnificent panoramas of the Southern Alps dropping dramatically into Lake Wanaka. Departs 9am and 1.30pm. Duration 3.5 hours. Includes morning or afternoon tea. Min. 2 adults. Rob Roy Glacier Guided Walk - The most varied and spectacular one day walk in New Zealand. Swingbridge, glacier views, ice falls, mountain rainforest, alpine flowers and waterfalls - Rob Roy has it all! The jewel of Mt Aspiring National Park, this walk is graded moderate and is a maximum 5 hour fully guided walk with our local guides revealing this valley's secret places for that perfect shot of the glacier. Departs 9am from Wanaka accommodation. Duration Full day. Includes Gourmet sandwich lunch, hot and cold refreshments and walking poles. Min. 2 adults. Alpine Lakes Heli Hike: Fly by helicopter, and land 1400m above the Matukituki Valley on a ridge in the World Heritage area bordering Mt Aspiring National Park. Here 3 pristine alpine lakes sparkle against the stunning backdrop of ice-capped Mt Aspiring (3033m) and her surrounding glaciers. Experience the majesty and solitude of this alpine environment as you begin your 2-hour leisurely hike through alpine tussock herb fields past emerald lakes and along spectacular ridges.3 Heli flights and 2 Alpine landings all with your personal guide. Departs: 8.30am or 1.30pm Nov – Apr Duration: 4 .5 hrs. Includes: Morning or afternoon tea. Min. 2 Adults.

ASPIRING HELICOPTERS Slide on your aviators, slip on your headset, focus your camera and let Aspiring Helicopters take you on a once-ina-lifetime journey… It’s hard to beat a birds-eye view wherever you fly and the Southern Alps are no exception – in fact they’re right up there in the awe-inspiring beauty stakes. Situated in a modern hangar on a working High Country Station, Aspiring Helicopters are a small family owned and operated company boasting bespoke style flights with a focus on providing a professional and personable experience – we want you to go away smiling. All flights go on demand with a minimum of 2 adults.

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Adult

Child

£254 £347 £873

£153 £209 £524

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Lake Cruise and Island Nature Walk Rob Roy Glacier Guided Walk Alpine Lakes Heli Hike

Adult

Child (4-14yrs)

£147 £189 £502

£99 £129 £502


PADDLE WANAKA RIDGELINE ADVENTURES

Imagine surrounding yourself with crystal clear water & the impressive Southern Alps mountain range. Paddle Wanaka offers exclusive guided kayaking & Stand Up Paddle (SUP) board activities on Lake Wanaka & the Clutha River.

Wanaka Highlights Safari - Explore Wanaka's finest lakeside scenery by comfortable 4WD with this rare insight into life on an authentic mountainfarm bordering Mt Aspiring National Park. Exclusive backroads and mountaintop viewpoints. Real farming life. Expert local guides. Duration: 2.5 hours. Departs: 8:30am, 10am, 1:30pm and 3pm year round Wild Hills Safari - An in-depth, authentic and educational adventure through the mountains of Wanaka's historic West Wanaka Station, a 30000 private farm on the edge of Mt Aspiring National Park. Exciting alpine 4WD backroads, encounters with free-ranging Red Deer, sheep and Angus Cattle, jaw-dropping scenery, leisurely nature walks and hands-on help with our predator control conservation project. All professionally delivered by our expert local New Zealand guides. This will be a guaranteed highlight of your holiday. Duration: 4 hours. Departs: 8:30am and 1:30pm Oct-April only.

Best of Wanaka Photography Safari - Travel by 4WD to iconic alpine locations you cannot access on your own and exclusively available to us. Small groups, not time pressures. Shoot alpine landscapes, snow-capped peaks, glaciers, wild river valleys, farm animals etc. Instruction not included but can be arranged - please enquire. Duration: 4 hours. Departs on demand. Roy's Peak Experience - Begin with our exclusive Wanaka Highlights Safari followed by VIP helicopter pick up from the farm and short scenic flight (5 minutes) landing on Wanaka's famous Coromandel Peak (Roy's Peak) for photos. Duration: 3 hours. Departs: 8:30am, 10am, 1:30pm and 3pm year round.

Lake Tours - Want to get out on the lake? Choose either a kayak or a SUP & head off to explore some of the

lakes most beautiful locations. Our popular half day tours the Lake Escape & the Tiki Tour are ideal for those with or without paddling experience. Or if you have more time to spare chose our Southern Explorer, which is our full day kayaking option. These lake trips are combined perfectly with our water taxi to ensure you have an memorable time out on the water. The Lake Escape (SUP) daily departures 10am (*1pm) / The Tiki Tour daily departures 9am & 2pm (*10am) / The Southern Explorer daily departures 8am (*9am) *Lake tours operate July & August at these times.

Kayak the Mighty Clutha - Want more of an adventure? Then let’s get you out on New Zealand second

longest river! Challenge yourself on this wide, swift moving body of water on a sit on top individual river kayak. We have an awesome 19km section for those who are looking for a bit of fun where you can splash around in the playful grade 1-2 rapids. Departs: daily 9am & 2pm All of our guided tours are small & personalised so they can be adapted to suit all skill levels. Paddle Wanaka provides something for everyone, friends, family & those keen for an adventure.

Tiki Tour Southern Explorer Kayak the Mighty Clutha The Lake Escape

Adult

Child (10-13yrs)

£107 £209 £119 £107

£90 £179 £90 £90

COMBO OPTIONS: Glacier River Safari - Wanaka Highlights Safari + Jet boat journey with

Wanaka River Journeys. Duration: 7 hours.

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

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

Adult

£105 £149 £210 £311

Wanaka Highlights Safari Wild Hills Safari Best of Wanaka Photography Safari Roy's Peak Experience Combo Options

Child (15yrs and under)

£72 £78 £196

Adult

Glacier River Safari (4WD + Jet boat) Big Sky Safari (4WD + Heli glacier landing)

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

Child

£275 £416 £296

£182 £255 £177

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 and jet boat ride. Start your experience in Makarora with a scenic helicopter flight taking in aerial views of the towering ice carved mountains and glaciers. Land in the remote Siberia Valley and enjoy a relaxing 3 hour walk on a well marked track. Rendezvous for a fast-paced return jet boat ride through the icy blue waters of the Wilkin and Makarora Rivers. Low energy level. Departs on demand.

SKYDIVE WANAKA It’s not every day that you strap yourself to a beautiful stranger and leap from a perfectly good aircraft! Welcome to Skydive Wanaka - New Zealand’s most spectacular, multi award winning, high altitude tandem skydive! Your incredible scenic flight to altitude captures 360 degree views of New Zealand’s highest mountains, glaciers, lakes and rivers. Freefall from up to 15,000 feet at 200kph and then soar under parachute above snow-capped peaks before landing safely back at the drop zone. Capture your impressive freefall smile on camera and break the news to your mother in style! Skydiving is one of life's must-do experiences and here is the most stunning place to tick it off your bucket list. Duration: Allow 4.5 hours from Queenstown or 3 hours from Wanaka. Free transport from Queenstown or Wanaka.

Per Person

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£221 £281

The Jumboland Wilderness Adventure - A totally unique wilderness adventure requiring a moderate level of fitness. Start your Jumboland Adventure with a World Heritage scenic helicopter flight deep into the Mt Aspiring National Park. See ice carved mountains, glacial lakes and sweep into ancient river valleys while enjoying an informative commentary from your pilot. Set down in the remote untouched Jumboland, and enjoy 4 hours of hiking on a wilderness track through native rainforest running alongside the fish filled pools of the Wilkin River. Rendezvous with Wilkin River Jets for a thrilling river safari on not one but two stunning wilderness rivers back to Makarora. Departs on demand. (Child 3-13yrs) Blue Pools Eco Adventure - A popular shorter walk option.

Listen to the calls of tui and bell birds, while you spot trout resting in the bottom of the Blue Pools, then rendezvous with Wilkin River Jets and enjoy a spectacular river jet safari. Includes 2 hours of walking and a 1.5 hr Jet Boat Ride.

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LOVE IT. Queenstown is rated on a par with Vail in North America, Val Gardena in Italy and Bariloche in South America as one of the leading mountain resort towns of the world. It is also promoted as the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’ so if the scenery doesn’t take your breath away, the action will! Queenstown city in Autumn. Credit: Julia Forrester

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30 Aug - 8 Sep 2019 – Gay Ski Week

Christchurch 485 kms, 7 hrs

16 Nov 2019 – Queenstown International Marathon

» Cruising on Lake Wakatipu with its spectacular mountain backdrop.

Wanaka 91 kms, 1 hr Te Anau 175 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins Milford Sound 290 kms, 4 hrs 15 mins Fox Glacier 360 kms, 5 hrs 30 mins Invercargill 180 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins

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Arrowtown 20 kms, 20 mins Dunedin 280 kms, 4 hrs

27 Feb - 01 Mar 2020 – ISPS Handa New Zealand Golf Open 14-15 Mar 2020 – MacPac Motatapu Jun 2020 – Queenstown Winter Festival

» Skiing at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. » Rafting and jetboating on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers. » Spectacular views over the lake and town from the gondola atop Bob’s Peak. » Gold panning and the autumn colours of Arrowtown. » 1 Day and multi day walks including the Routeburn and Rees-Dart Tracks. » Jetboating and canoeing on the Dart River from Glenorchy, 45 kms from Queenstown. » Day trips to Milford and Doubtful Sounds.

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£177 £192 £27

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£109 £116 £27

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

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Kamana Lakehouse

QUEENSTOWN

Oct 20 Mar 21

£18 £20 £90

Hotel

The Beautifully refurbished Kamana Lakehouse offers a full range of guest services and facilities to make your stay memorable. Situated high upon Fernhill with breath taking views, and just a short drive from downtown Queenstown. Rooms are fully refurbished to an excellent standard, with air conditioning, Sky TV and New Zealand amenities. Facilities include Restaurant and Bar, free car parking and Free unlimited WiFi. 1 Apr 20 onward breakfast is included.

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Oct 19 Mar 20

£165 £202

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£180 £210

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Lakefront

Oct 20 Mar 21

£247 £322

Hotel

This resort sits overlooking the shores of Lake Wakatipu, within easy walking distance of Queenstown’s central shopping and entertainment area. Accommodation is nestled within the garden-inspired property, and select rooms feature private balconies or courtyards. Amenities include free WiFi, restaurant and bar, Jacuzzi, ski lockers, and car parking.

Oct 20 Mar 21

£176 £191 £27

25 Platinum Queenstown Villas

Everything you could want under one roof – your bed, your entertainment, and your adventure, all catered for by the friendliest team in town. Featuring a modern kitchen, dining areas, on-site bar, laundry facilities, fully made up beds, 24-hour reception and security, free WiFi 7am-7pm, TV lounge, under-bed lockers, and ski/snowboard storage.

Contemporary hotel offering great value, overlooking the Frankton Arm inlet of Lake Wakatipu with easy access to The Remarkables and Coronet Peak ski fields. Located 3km from central Queenstown, with a free shuttle operating 12 round trips per day. Accessible facilities available. Restaurant, bar, free WiFi and parking, indoor tennis courts, and sauna.

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18 Oaks Club Resort

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Oct 20 Mar 21

£22 £18 £96

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QUEENSTOWN

Nestled in a quiet location on a rise overlooking Queenstown, this modern, self-contained accommodation is conveniently located less than a five-minute stroll from town. Offering clean and comfortable rooms (including an accessible unit), free WiFi, guest laundry, ski locker and drying room, free bike storage and cleaning, and off-street parking.

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Crafted from centuries-old schist and cedar, this comfortable and sophisticated hotel offers luxury and relaxation in one of the world’s most beautiful locations. All beautifully appointed rooms have views of the forest or lake and air conditioning. Features include a restaurant and bar, 24-hour room service, spa, sauna, gym, and swimming pool.

Offering a variety of accommodation in a relaxing garden environment that captures all day sun and beautiful views of the lake and mountains. Only a five-minute walk from the town centre, and on the doorstep of countless adventures. Accessible rooms available. Amenities include a breakfast restaurant, and return transport to all ski-fields at the door.

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£130 £170 £255

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£339 £391 £365

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£131 £198

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£124 £151 £255

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£221 £271 £375

Hotel

Nov 19 Mar 20

£247 £269 £366

Apr Sep 20

£134 £142 £186

Wyndham Garden Hotel and Suites

Oct 20 Mar 21

£247 £269 £366

Hotel

This brand new property is situated within easy walking distance of Remarkables Park Town Centre for dining and shopping options, a five-minute drive from the airport, and 13 minutes from central Queenstown. Enjoy beautiful views of The Remarkables ski field and beyond. Free WiFi and car parking, fitness centre, and on-site café.

Per Room From

Oct 20 Mar 21

£213 £281

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Crowne Plaza Queenstown

Per Room From

A sophisticated escape inspired by the surrounding nature, located in the heart of Queenstown, just a stroll away from the town centre. Every room is spacious and features modern amenities and a large private balcony or courtyard to enjoy refreshing views. On-site facilities include a restaurant and bar, ski lockers, free WiFi, and car parking.

Oct 19 Mar 20

£169 £236 £425

Oct 20 Mar 21

Sitting in the heart of Queenstown, right across the road from Steamer Wharf where you will find excellent dining, bars, and entertainment. Every room offers luxurious bedding and spacious accommodation, and a private balcony or courtyard. Accessible rooms and facilities available. On-site restaurant and bar, free WiFi, gym, and 24-hour room service.

Oct 20 Mar 21

Hotel

£247 £314 £564

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Hilton Queenstown Resort and Spa

Guest Room

QT Queenstown 4 1/2 Star Modern and stylish, the new QT offers a trendy vibe that perfectly reflects Queenstown’s fun atmosphere. After a day exploring, enjoy dinner at the hotel’s interactive Bazaar restaurant, which boasts delicious international cuisine; or just join us for a cocktail at Reds, the bar with amazing views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables!

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2 Bdrm Suite (4)

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£174 £189 £320

Hotel

Studio Suite (2)

Nov 19 Mar 20

This tranquil retreat is situated in the heart of bustling Kawarau Village, on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Just a 15-minute drive or 10-minute water taxi ride will have you in the centre of Queenstown. Rooms and suites offer modern luxury and comfort, with accessible rooms available. Several on-site restaurants, day spa, room service, and fitness centre.

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

Per Room From

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Studio Room BONUS : Stay 5 and save 25%.

Executive Apt 1 Bedroom Apt

Nov 19 Mar 20

£205 £253 £288

Apr Sep 20

£160 £216 £245

Oct 20 Mar 21

£215 £266 £302

Queenstown panoramic view. Credit: Julia Forrester.

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Offering a range of apartment-style accommodation ideal for families, couples, and groups, only 20m from Lake Wakatipu. A 20-minute walk along the lakefront, or 1.5km drive, will take you to the town centre. All suites feature internet access, kitchen and laundry facilities. Guest tennis courts and private lakeside jetty, and free undercover parking.

Per Room From

Dec 19 Mar 20

£166 £244 £348

Studio NOTE: 3 Night minimum stay over selected dates.

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2 Bedroom (1-4)

3 Bedroom (1-6)

Apr Sep 20

£121 £185 £292

The Glebe Apartments

Oct 20 Mar 21

£163 £239 £342

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One of Queenstown’s most sought-after accommodations, offering superior apartments and suites in an enviable location. Enjoy personalised service and outstanding facilities just a few steps from the town centre. Accessible apartments available. Amenities include free underground parking, mobile massage, private chef/catering, and fitness centre.

Per Room From 1 Bedroom (2) Daily housekeeping optional extra.

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2 Bedroom (1-4)

3 Bedroom (1-6)

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Oct 20 - Mar 21

£195 £254 £338

£204 £267 £355

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Queenstown view from Skyline at Sunset. Credit: Nelson Eulalio

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Rooms, apartments and penthouses are impeccably appointed with luxurious furnishings, quality linen and personal amenities, under-floor heating, entertainment suites, and most offer gas fireplaces and personal balconies with lake and mountain views. On-site facilities include a restaurant and bar, 24-hour reception, WiFi access, gym, and car parking.

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

Nov 19 Mar 20

£173 £302 £395

Apr Sep 20

£148 £254 £331

Scenic Suites Queenstown

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Enjoy the convenience and quality of apartment-style accommodation, in an elevated position allowing fantastic views of the Southern Alps over Lake Wakatipu. Centrally located, it is only a few minutes’ walk to the heart of the bustling resort town. Featuring a restaurant, bar, 24-hour reception and room service, day spa, free WiFi, and free parking.

Per Room From Superior Room BONUS: FREE Wifi.

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1 Bdrm Suite 2 Bdrm Suite (1-4)

Nov 19 Apr 20

£220 £281 £501

May Sep 20

£135 £159 £293

Ramada Remarkables Park

Hotel

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1 Bdrm Apartment

2 Bdrm Apartment

Nov 19 Mar 20

£186 £224 £441

Apr Sep 20

£179 £216 £434

£173 £302 £395

Apr Sep 20

Oct 20 Mar 21

£154 £254 £337

£173 £302 £395

Hotel St Moritz

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£299 £377 £631

Apr Sep 20

Oct 20 Mar 21

£227 £257 POA

£296 £395 POA

Blue Peaks Apartments

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Luxury self-contained apartments, fully-equipped with kitchen and laundry facilities, ideal for longer stay visitors. Featuring quality fittings and furnishings throughout, with light and spacious living areas and private balconies or patios. Ideally located just a two-minute walk from town, yet facing a quiet tree-lined street. Free WiFi and ample on-site car parking.

Oct 20 Mar 21

£216 £292 £434

3 Bdrm Apt (1-6)

Per Room From

Located just two minutes drive from the airport, fifteen minutes from central Queenstown, and on the doorstep of Remarkables Park Town Centre with a wide range of shops and restaurants, including Frank's Eatery which is onsite. Apartments are stylish and spacious with modern design, contemporary furnishings and full kitchens. Free and unlimited Wi-Fi, 24 hour gym as well as limited free parking is available.

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2 Bdrm Apt (1-4) from

Jul 19 Mar 20

Blending understated luxury with warmth and genuine hospitality, rooms and suites are beautifully appointed to blend timeless classics with modern essentials. Centrally located, just a short stroll to town. Enjoy the restaurant and bar, hot tub garden, sauna, gym or library. 24-hour reception, room service and car parking available.

Oct 20 Mar 21

£205 £266 £471

Hotel / Self Cont.

Choose from a range of accommodation ranging from hotel rooms to 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments, in a waterfront location with walking track and lake access. Every room has been thoughtfully designed to make the most of the serene surroundings. Features include a sauna, gym, courtyard with BBQ facilities, car parking, and free shuttle service.

Oct 20 Mar 21

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Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown

Surround yourself in stylish comfort, with all rooms and suites beautifully appointed and positioned to take advantage of the garden, lake, and mountain views. Situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, only a short stroll from town. Amenities include 24-hour reception, breakfast restaurant, spa, sauna, BBQ area, WiFi access, and parking (paid direct).

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3 Bdrm Apt (1-6)

Nov 19 Mar 20

£163 £236 £479

Apr Sep 20

£136 £200 £415

Platinum Queenstown Luxury Villas

Located only a 10 minute walk from Queenstown’s town centre. Enjoy stunning views of Lake Wakatipu from the One and Two Bedroom Lake View Studio Apartments that provide plenty of space to relax and unwind with comfort and warmth, privacy with contemporary touches. All Apartments offer air conditioning, SKYTV, Guest Laundry, Free Wifi, free off-street parking, BBQ and Golf/Ski lockers and Bike hire available.

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3 Bdrm Alpine View 3 Bdrm Lake View

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Extra Person

Nov 19 Mar 20

£314 £404 £19

Apr Aug 20

£213 £302 £19

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Queenstown Park Boutique

Hotel

May Sep 20

£221 £333 £445

The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments

Oct 20 Mar 21

£266 £378 £490

Hotel / Self Cont.

Quiet, private, and sophisticated; this luxury hotel is situated right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Spacious rooms and apartments feature chic, contemporary furnishings, and beautiful views from private terraces. In-room massage and beauty therapy, private beach and wharf, restaurant, bar, library of rare books and art, and courtesy shuttle to/from town.

Sep 20 Mar 21

£278 £284 £19

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Alpine Studio

Offering the ultimate in space and style, with full designer kitchen, laundry facilities, and spacious open-plan lounge/dining area with open gas fireplace. Full length glass bi-fold doors open out to a tiled patio. Bathrooms have underfloor heating and luxury toiletries. Optional extras include a private chef and housekeeping service. 5GB free WiFi per day.

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Oct 19 Apr 20

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£168 £241 £493

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£222 £317 £334

Apr Sep 20

£188 £278 £289

Oct 20 Mar 21

£222 £317 £334

Azur Lodge

Luxury

A haven of stylish accommodation for all seasons set in peaceful parkland, featuring a modern romantic style and exclusive service. This architecturally designed hotel perfectly complements Queenstown’s majestic mountain backdrop. Enjoy easy access to the vibrant town centre, plus complimentary pre-dinner drinks and canapés, WiFi, and parking.

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Nov 19 Mar 20

£325 £404 £561

Apr Sep 20

£312 £390 £547

Hulbert House

Oct 20 Mar 21

£312 £390 £547

A contemporary luxury lodge overlooking some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand. Each of the nine identical villas is nestled in the natural environment. The open plan living boasts uninterrupted views and the luxurious bathroom features a spa bath set into a bay window. Each villa has a private outdoor deck. Includes: airport transfers, transfers to/from downtown, pre-dinner drinks and canapés, breakfast and afternoon tea.

Luxury

This beautifully restored Victorian villa is steeped in authentic history, and offers a distinctive combination of historic elegance and contemporary service, situated just a short walk from the vibrant town centre. Six suites, each with their own unique décor, offer stunning views. Includes complimentary arrival refreshments, breakfast, and WiFi.

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Premium Suite Grand Suite

Oct 19 Apr 20

£546 £654

May Sep 20

£460 £553

Oct 20 Mar 21

£654 £785

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Oct 20 - Mar 21

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Queenstown harbour. Credit: Julia Forrester

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TSS EARNSLAW STEAMSHIP & WALTER PEAK HIGH COUNTRY FARM

SKYLINE QUEENSTOWN

TSS Earnslaw Cruise - Enjoy a spectacular cruise of

Lake Wakatipu on the old vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw lauched in 1912. Take in the stunning alpine scenery and watch the stokers fuelling the fireboxes. Onboard café. Departs Every 2 hrs from 10am. Duration: 1.5hrs. Children free during school holidays.

Journey by scenic Gondola and take in the stunning views over Queenstown at Skyline. Get your heart racing with thrilling Luge rides and then dine in style at Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar, or choose something lighter from the Market Kitchen café. As night falls, explore the velvety dark skies over Queenstown with our experienced astronomy guides as they introduce you to the wonders of the southern night sky. Located an easy five-minute walk from town, a visit to Skyline Queenstown is a must-do.

Cruise and Walter Peak Farm Tour - Disembark

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

at Walter Peak and Join an entertaining farmyard tour, sheep dog and sheep shearing demonstrations, plus morning or afternoon tea at the Colonel’s Homestead. (Incl. TSS Earnslaw Cruise). Departs 10am,12pm and 2pm. Duration 3½ hrs.

Gondola and Luge - Ride the Skyline Luge. Create your own fun on two tracks winding down through the

Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch - Enjoy a

trees. Scenic for the cruisers and plenty of bends, dips and turns for the fast movers. Suitable for all ages, it’s 800m of fast paced fun! Once is Never Enough! Luge hours 10am - 8pm Summer and 5pm Winter (hours may vary).

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.

Gondola and Stargazing - Enjoy a guided tour of the southern sky. Perched high above Queenstown and

surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Skyline Queenstown offers 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 and you will be amazed by what you can see. If the viewing conditions are not suitable then enjoy a Journey through the Night Sky in Skyline’s Moonlight Theatre. Tours run every night and start from 7pm in Winter to 10.30pm in the summer months.

Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner - Savour this

special dining experience at the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak where there’s a locally sourced and seasonal menu on offer – antipasto selections, salads, cheeses and vegetables complement your choice of meat and seafood straight from the chefs on the outdoor grill. Save room for irresistible desserts. Farm demonstration and cruise included. ANZCRO highly recommended. (Child 5-14yrs)

Operated by Real Journeys

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Child

TSS Earnslaw Cruise

£42 £57 £78 £90

£18 £21 £39 £42

Cruise and Walter Peak Farm Tour Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner

Gondola Gondola and 5 Luge rides Gondola & Dinner Gondola & Stargazing Gondola, Dinner & Stargazing

Adult

Child (5-14yrs)

£27 £41 £60 £60 £90

£16 £30 £33 £33 £50

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

Original Wine Tour - Join our small group tour with top service and 15 + wine tastings included. Visit three

premium vineyards and enjoy a guided tour through the vines and into New Zealand’s largest underground wine cave. You have free time at the wineries to eat, explore, or get yourself an extra glass of your favourite wine at your leisure. Departs daily 1.00pm. Allow 4.5 hours.

Wine & Food Tour - Join our small group tour which includes wine tasting at three wineries, a lunch with wine

match using estate wines and fresh local produce, all pre-organised, just ready for you to relax and savour the day. Departs daily 1.00pm. Allow 4.5 hours.

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

Wine Hopper Bus - Hop on board our winery shuttle service, which circuits around our vineyard restaurants & tasting rooms, allowing you time to hop on and off at your leisure. Enjoy a pinot noir, craft beer, cheese tasting or take a vineyard walk .Your all-day pass gives you the option of departing at 10.00am, midday or 2.00pm and allows you to be as long as you like. You can return to Queenstown any time before the last bus at 6pm Per Person

Original Wine Tour Wine & Food Tour Private Wine & Food Wine Hopper Bus

£99 £117 £239 £48

REMARKABLE EXPERIENCE Cruise in style in a 1937 convertible soft-top Chevrolet bus, enabling you to view the magnificent surroundings and alluring beauty of the wonderful Queenstown/Arrowtown region. The scenery is breathtaking. Our three-hour journey from Queenstown takes you to the historic gold mining town of Arrowtown, built during the 1864 gold rush. The town has a quaint olde-world feel to it, with the lovely heritage buildings and atmosphere. There will be time to explore and perhaps go shopping. Along the way we will view fine art created by a renowned artist in their personal gallery as well as other interesting places to see, before visiting a winery near beautiful Lake Hayes. Local wine and cuisine is included in this wonderful heritage trail. Includes: Full commentary, Antipasto platter, tea or coffee, Wine Tasting plus hotel pickup and drop off. Departs: Daily at 9.30am and 1.30pm (Oct-Apr) and 11am only (May-Sep). Duration: approx. 3 hrs.

3 Hour Guided Tour

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ONSEN HOT POOLS RETREAT AND DAY SPA Onsen Hot Pools is located high on a cliffside overlooking the magnificent Shotover River canyon, providing views over breathtaking alpine scenery and the perfect vantage point to watch the Shotover Jet jetboats on the river below. Onsen Hot Pools are hot and steamy on snowy days, warm and sheltered on rainy days, cool and shady on sunny days, and simply magical in the evenings! Each pool room can accommodate up to four adults and are perfect for individuals, couples, families and friends.

The Original Onsen - You will have an exclusive pool room with changing area and shower, overlooking the Shotover Canyon. Includes a complementary drink and snack package.

The Garden Onsen: Outdoor Soak - Our new outdoor cedar lined hot tubs are exclusive use Mineral

pools, surrounded by beautiful planting to provide privacy from fellow bathers as you take in the incredible views. Infused with 100% Earth Minerals, rich in magnesium to naturally detoxify the body and mind, these mineral pools are ideal for individuals or groups up to 4 people and help to provide natural relief for muscular complaints. The crystal-clear water also helps to moisturise and hydrate the skin making them perfect for those who suffer from eczema and dermatitis.

SKYTREK TANDEM HANG GLIDING AND PARAGLIDING Have the flight of a lifetime with the most experienced Hang Glide and paragliding company in New Zealand. Enjoy breath-taking views from Coronet Peak, the highest commercial take-off in New Zealand whilst you and your pilot soar over the mountains. You can have a laid back scenic flight or ask your pilot for an adrenaline pumping experience, it’s your choice! No Experience needed. Includes courtesy transfers. Flights average 10 to 20 mins.

Tandem Paraglide/ Tandem Hang Glide – Allow 1.5hrs *Departs: Every 1.5 hrs from 9am to 7.30pm. Winter Paraglide (15 June to August) – 9am, 11am, 1pm and 2.45pm.

Tandem Hang Glide (Aerotow) – Allow 3-4 hrs *. Higher and longer flight over Central Otago’s pristine landscape. Departs: Summer (Sept to Apr) – 7.30am, 9.30am, 12pm, 2pm. *Max Weights: Hg 100kg, Pg 130kg

Per Person

£75 £105 £127 £90

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

Shotover Whitewater River Rafting - is New Zealand's

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

Kawarau River Jet to Raft - a river adventure for all. Here is

your chance to pair two of Queenstown's most iconic experiences - pack in those famous 360 spins and dramatic canyon walls as you discover the Kawarau River and its pristine wilderness on the Go Orange Jet, racing down the river to your waiting raft. Rafting the grade 2-3 rapids may be perfect for first timers but as river levels change daily you should expect a gripping ride no matter what. There is plenty of rapid action, even the chance to swim through one and a brand new cliff jumping section. This river experience is the perfect adventure as you paddle through the historic Kawarau gorge, famous for its gold mining, wineries, its stint in The Lord of the Rings franchise and beautiful scenery. If you would rather wait to book this trip when in New Zealand to see what the weather is like – why not consider an open dated voucher. All you need to do is reconfirm your trip 24 hours in advance.

Operated by Go Orange

Per Person

Shotover Whitewater River - Drive and Raft (Summer only) Shotover Whitewater River - Heli-Rafting (All Year) Kawarau River Jet to Raft

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AJ HACKETT BUNGY NEW ZEALAND

QUEENSTOWN RIVER RAFTING

Skippers Canyon

£149 £149

Tandem Paraglide/ Tandem Hang Glide

£149 £215 £114

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

Bungy: Choose from three different Bungy options. The original Kawarau Bridge Bungy (43m) – this is the home of the world’s first commercial Bungy opened in 1988. The Ledge Bungy (47m) is our fun freestyle site and our extreme Nevis Bungy (134m) is the ultimate challenge.

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

Swing: Ride the Nevis Swing solo or tandem, choose from a variety of ride styles including forwards, backwards or upside down. Either way this dramatic 70m drop is sure to set your heart racing. An alternative to the Nevis is the Ledge. Located high above Queenstown with epic views sits the Ledge Swing which you pull your own selfrelease and enjoy the ride.

Zipride: The family friendly activity allows for up to 6 people to ride at once on three parallel ziplines. To lift the fun factor try riding upside down or backwards. Located at the Kawarau Bungy Centre. Minimum age: 10 years (excluding Zipride 8 years, 8-9 must ride tandem with an adult. Nevis Bungy & Catapult 13 years). Minimum duration: Kawarau Bungy & Zipride 2.5 hours, Ledge Bungy & Swing 1.5 hours, Nevis Bungy, Catapult & Swing 4 hours. Minimum & Maximum weights: Restrictions apply these vary by activity please ask for details. Flat secure covered footwear must be worn for all Nevis activities and recommended for all other activities.

The Kawarau Bridge Bungy (43m) The Kawarau Zipride The Nevis Swing The Nevis Bungy (134m)

Adult

Child

£123 £30 £131

£93 £24 £102

The Nevis Bungy - Spectator Transport The Nevis Catapult The Ledge Bungy (47m) - Gondola ticket not included The Ledge Swing - Gondola ticket not included

£123 £99

£165 £30 £153

£93 £69


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

Flying Fox gives you one hell of a drop 182m high onto a 240m long cable suspended across a canyon. And that’s just the first line! The next line will get you back across the canyon is a more traditional Flying Fox, at 138m high you can race at speeds side by side to the finish. Allow 2 hrs

Fox Swing Combo – Combine these two awesome activities and you’ll save time, and get the experiences of a lifetime. Whichever way you jump. Launch or get released, there’s a fun or scary style for you. All ow 3.5hrs Trip Times: regular departures throughout the day. Important stuff: min age 10 years, min weight 35kgs, max Fox weight 125kgs, max Swing weight 160kgs solo - 180kgs tandem. Closed toe footwear required.

Per Person

Canyon Swing Canyon Fox Fox and Swing Combo

£172 £117 £206

SHOTOVER JET Nothing you have ever experienced will have prepared you for the excitement and thrill of a Shotover Jet ride. It’s an adrenaline rush you’ll never forget! From the moment the accelerator hits the floor your adrenaline hits the roof as you speed along the famous Shotover River and deep into the Shotover River Canyons. As the rocky canyon walls tower over you, your expert driver puts your ‘Big Red’ jet boat through its paces and skillfully whips the boat past rocky outcrops, skims around crags and boulders and twists through the narrow canyons. You grip the hand rail for comfort and reassurance as the driver spins the boat and you experience several ‘trademark’ Shotover Jet 360 degree spins! No visit to Queenstown is complete without ‘Catching the Canyons’ with Shotover Jet, ‘the world’s most exciting jet boat ride’ and the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons. Complimentary coach transfers are available from ‘The Station’ building in central Queenstown every 15 mins.

Jetboat ride

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

£90

£50

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

KJet Queenstown ride

Adult

Child (5-14yrs)

Family (2AD+2CH)

£76

£39

£172

QUEENSTOWN SCENIC CRUISE & MT NICHOLAS FARM EXPERIENCE Your adventure takes you from the serene waters of Lake Wakatipu to the rugged heart of the high country. Enjoy a scenic cruise aboard Spirit of Queenstown to Mt Nicholas for a guided tour of an authentic, family-run farm. Savour the fresh mountain air and stunning views of this beautiful, remote location. Light farmers platter lunch or afternoon tea included.

Operated by Southern Discoveries Scenic Cruise & Mt Nicholas Farm Experience

Adult

Child (5-14yrs)

£41

£18

NZONE SKYDIVE QUEENSTOWN It takes a certain kind of person to jump out of an aircraft into thin air. It takes courage. Harnessed to an experienced jumpmaster, expect sensory overload as you step out of the aircraft door and freefall for some 60 seconds at 200km/h - terminal velocity. Embrace the fear and tandem skydive over Queenstown with NZONE Skydive. High quality photo and video packages available. Courtesy transport from the NZONE Skydive store. Achievement doesn't come sweeter. Departs: Every 30 minutes. Allow 3.5 hours return trip.

THE REMARKABLES SPECIAL Soar to the top! You will appreciate first-hand how these peaks have earned their name when you stand on the spur of The Remarkables 1538 meters above Queenstown. During winter you can stand in snow as you take in the stunning views across Lake Wakatipu to the Southern Alps. Departs at 10.30am and 3.30pm daily. Family special departs on request. Includes Return hotel transfers. Time away approx. 17 mins.

Per Person

12,000ft 15,000ft

£227 £287

Operated by The Helicopter Line

Per Person

The Pilot's Choice (Tour HLQ5SP)

£142

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NOMAD QUAD SAFARIS & QUEENSTOWN 360 ADVENTURE

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

Option A: Wakatipu Basin – departs 8:15 and 1:30pm, allow 4 hours return from Queenstown. Includes fun

commentary from a local guide, off-roading, river crossings, spectacular views, and genuine gold-panning in a goldbearing river, pickups from Central Queenstown accommodation and refreshments.

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

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

Nomad Quad Safaris- Departs 8:30 and 1:30pm, allow 3.5 hours return from Queenstown. New Zealand’s most

spectacular quad bike ride, where the adventure is in your hands! Catering to all abilities, this personalised guided quadbike adventure explores the extensive and varied trails on Queenstown Hill. Tours operate all year round come snow, rain or shine. Includes full training from experienced guides and all safety clothing and equipment. Minimum age is 16.

Queenstown 360- Departs 10am, 1:30pm and 4pm, allow 2 hours 15 minutes return from Queenstown in our

purpose built and powerful UTV, go off-road and explore the terrain with your expert driver guide. Children must be at least 1.3m tall.

Per Person

£177 £102

Nomad Quad Safaris Queenstown 360

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

Essential Queenstown Combo - Save time and money with two great adventures in one: Shotover Jet and

Nomad Safaris have combined to offer visitors an exciting jetboat and 4WD adventure. In an action-packed half-day, this trip features the full Shotover Jet experience, a breath-taking ride through dramatic canyons. Then climb on board with Nomad Safaris for a 2 hour off road tour into the high-country.

Wakatipu Basin tour Glenorchy tour Essential Queenstown Combo

Adult

Child (4-14yrs)

£135 £135 £272

£60 £60 £123

ZIPTREK ECOTOURS Come ziplining with Ziptrek Ecotours and join us on a guided adventure like no other. With stunning views across Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range, you will get to hang out in the trees and see Queenstown from a unique angle, situated on the iconic gondola hill. Naturally informative and ecoexhilarating Ziptrek offers a guided adventure that is fun for everyone, whether looking for a family friendly activity (Moa 4-Line Tour), the worlds steepest tree to tree zipline (Kea 6-Line Tour) or after a heightened thrill level with a “swooping” 21m drop! (Kereru 2 Line & Drop) Ziptrek operates all year round in all weather conditions. Min age 6 years. Gondola ticket is additional. Closed toe shoes essential. All safety equipment, harness and helmet provided. Departs: Moa - 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm (5.20pm is Twilight). Kea 10.20am, 1.40pm (3.20pm and 5.20pm Sept to April only). Kereru - 11am, 1pm, 3pm, (5pm is Twilight). Allow: 1 hour (Kereru), 2 hours (Moa), 3 hours (Kea), plus time to travel up the gondola.

Moa 4 Line Twilight Tour Moa 4 Line (May-Aug)

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Kea 6 Line

Grand Circle - On this premier scenic flight enjoy the stunning beauty of the Wakatipu Basin from the mouth of the Shotover River to beyond Coronet peak. Land on The Remarkables (1,538 m) above Queenstown. In winter, stand in snow as you take in stunning views across Lake Wakatipu to the Southern Alps. Duration: 30 mins.

Kereru 2 Line & Drop

Adult

Child (6-14yrs)

£87 £87 £117 £60

£60 £60 £90 £60

Alpine Snow Landing - Spectacular alpine scenery and the opportunity to touch snow in summer make this flight unmissable. Land amongst snow-capped peaks, stand in snow and take that special snapshot. Scenic flight routes are dependent on current snow conditions in Queenstown and surrounds. Duration: 30 mins.

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

Milford Sound Heli Cruise Heli - Take our magnificent Milford Sound scenic flight option across the

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

Milford and the Sutherland Falls - See the Southern Alps on your way into Milford Sound, experiencing

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

Grand Circle (HLQ2) Alpine Snow Landing (HLQ3) Southern Glacier Experience (HLQ6) Milford Sound (HLQ1B) Milford Sound Heli Cruise Heli Milford and the Sutherland Falls - Exclusive Charter for up to 6 people

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Child (4-14yrs)

£216 £216 £368 £553 £628

£151 £151 £258 £388 £440

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DART RIVER WILDERNESS JET & FUNYAKS Wilderness Jet - Includes a thrilling Jetboat ride through the shallow braided river channels of the Dart River

into the World Heritage area. During this ride there is time taken for scenic stops where the driver talks about the history of the region. Following this we stop for an easy and informative 30 minute walk through ancient forest. On a backroad tour of Paradise, immerse yourself in scenes and backdrops from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. Duration: 6 hrs, includes transfers from Queenstown. Departs: Summer (Oct-May) 7.45am and 11.45am daily, Winter (Jun-Sep) 8am daily. (Child 3-15yrs)

Funyaks - Begin with a 75 min. jetboat ride deep into Mt Aspiring National Park. Combine wilderness jet boating

with unique ‘Funyak’ inflatable canoes for a fun way to explore the Dart River as well as hidden side streams, rock pools and dramatic chasms. Stop and enjoy a delicious wilderness buffet lunch before continuing in your ‘Funyak’ downstream to ‘Paradise’. Then travel a back-country route passing by locations used in movies to illustrate Middle Earth. No experience necessary. Duration 8.5 hrs. Departs all year at 7.45am, returns approx. 4.30pm. (Child 5-15yrs)

Wilderness Jet Funyaks

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

£146 £213

£90 £157


MILFORD SOUND Self-Drive: Milford Sound Nature Daytime Cruises

Cruise on board the Milford Mariner, reminiscent of the early explorer vessels, and witness moody and dramatic Milford Sound. The 2-2¼ hour cruise is a leisurely small group experience with like-minded travellers. Head out to the Tasman Sea and keep a lookout for seals and penguins along the way. Self-drive passengers can also add on the Underwater Observatory. Departs: Milford Wharf 10.30am returning 12.45pm (all year), 12.55pm returning 2.55pm (May - Sep), 1.35pm returning 3.50pm (Nov - Apr). Note: 10.30am departure returns at 12.30pm May - Sep. If lunch is required it must be pre ordered* Coach transfers available from Queenstown and Te Anau (additional cost).

MILFORD & DOUBTFUL SOUNDS

DAY TOURS

Self-Drive: Milford Sound Scenic Daytime Cruise

Sit back and relax aboard a scenic cruise and take in the sights of Milford Sound over an hour and 40 minutes - cascading waterfalls, majestic Mitre Peak, glaciers, sheer cliffs, rainforests and wildlife. Includes: An informative multilingual commentary on selected departures, tea and coffee. Lunch Options available*. Departs: 11am returning 12.40pm or 1pm returning 2.40pm all year. Also 12pm, 1.45pm and 3pm Nov - Apr. Duration: 1 hr 40 mins.

Full Day: Milford Sound Coach and Nature Cruise

Sit back and enjoy the driver’s commentary as your glass-roofed coach travels along the spectacular Milford Road. This journey is often described as one of the world’s most scenic drives – and rightly so! Frequent stops for photos are made along the way. On reaching Milford Sound, board a luxury cruise vessel for a 2 hr - 2 ¼ hr cruise of Milford Sound and out to the open sea. (English only commentary.) Departs: Queenstown 7.15am (Nov - Apr) and 6.55am (May - Sep), all return 8pm. Tip: On a perfect day consider upgrading to a 40-minute scenic flight for the return journey (Queenstown only, booked on the day.)

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Milford Sound: Fly, Scenic Cruise and Return Flight

For awe-inspiring views of the fiord, mountains, glaciers, rivers, lakes and lush rainforest, nothing compares with a 40-minute scenic flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound. On arrival in Milford, passengers are transferred to a Real Journeys vessel for a 1hr 40min cruise on the entire length of the fiord. Includes full commentary on flight and cruise and return accommodation transfers (commencing 45 minutes prior to departure). Perfect for those who are short of time or want to avoid the full day normally required to visit Milford Sound. Departs: 10am year-round (plus 8am and 2pm Nov - 15 Apr, 12pm 16 Apr - Sep) Note: Flights operate subject to weather.

Operated by Real Journeys

Adult

Child (5-14yrs)

Self-Drive - Milford Sound Nature Daytime Cruises

£48 £52 £65 £99 £119 £317

£18 £18 £18 £50 £60 £207

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DOUBTFUL SOUND Full Day: Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Trip Three times longer and ten times larger than Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound is the place to go to witness true wilderness scenery and wildlife. Cruise across the crystal clear waters of Lake Manapouri to West Arm then coach over the Wilmot Pass, stopping along the way to experience some of Fiordland’s densest rainforest. On reaching Deep Cove, enjoy a 3-hour cruise amongst towering peaks and bush clad islands, keeping a look out for wildlife, right out to the open sea. Departs: Pearl Harbour, Manapouri 8am returning 3.15pm (Nov - Apr), 9.45am returning 5.15pm (May- Sep)*, 10.30am, returning 5.45pm (Nov - Apr). Coach transfers available from Te anau and Queenstown (extra). Note: For those requiring a picnic lunch, it must be prebooked. *No power station visit. Tip: ANZCRO highly recommends you do both the Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound tours. While you cannot beat the drive to Milford, the Doubtful Sound cruise is truly awesome.

Operated by Real Journeys

Adult

Child (5-14yrs)

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£159 £13

£48 £13

Picnic Lunch (must be preordered) - per person

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MILFORD SOUND OVERNIGHT CRUISE

MILFORD & DOUBTFUL SOUNDS

When the day visitors depart a silence descends on Milford Sound. Be one of the privileged few to experience the long southern twilight and the dawning of a new day in this magnificent World Heritage region. Departing from Milford wharf, cruise the length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea where, subject to favourable weather conditions, the sails are hoisted for a period before returning to sheltered waters to anchor in Harrison Cove. The friendly crew and expert nature guides are always available to answer your questions and help with the activities such as kayaking and exploring the coastline by tender craft. Passengers have the opportunity to visit the Underwater Observatory as an optional extra, (Self-driving only).

OVERNIGHT CRUISES

Milford Mariner: Purpose-built and designed along the lines

of a traditional New Zealand coastal trading scow with gaff-rigged sails, the Mariner is ideal for those who enjoy comfort combined with activity. The vessel sleeps 60 guests in private twin/double cabins with ensuite bathrooms. There’s plenty of room to observe the incredible scenery, either from the spacious decks or from the comfort of the observation lounge. Or go exploring in one of the 30 kayaks or two tender crafts. Includes A three-course buffet dinner and full cooked and continental buffet breakfast.

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#

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20 Dec 20 Mar 21

Twin-Share

Twin-Share

Twin-Share

Twin-Share

£328 £368 £418

£222 £266 £293

£314 £361 £416

£338 £379 £431

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 5-14yrs, 50%.

Milford Wanderer: Designed along the lines of a traditional

New Zealand coastal trading scow to reflect Fiordland’s heritage, the vessel has been purpose-built to accommodate passengers in 14 comfortable twin-share cabins and two quad-share bunk cabins with shared bathroom facilities. Recently refurbished, it has a cosy dining saloon and open deck areas for viewing the spectacular scenery of Milford Sound. Highlights include cruising the full length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea and a highly informative commentary from the specialist nature guide. Overnight we anchor in sheltered Harrison Cove. Included in this experience is the opportunity to walk on the famous Milford Track or explore the shoreline on the tender boat. Includes A three-course evening meal and hearty breakfast.

DOUBTFUL SOUND OVERNIGHT CRUISE

slaysall schooner reflects Fiordland’s heritage. Sleeping 70 guests in either twin/double cabins with ensuite bathroom or quad share bunk style cabins with shared bathroom facilities. The vessel has three spacious decks ideal for viewing the wilderness scenery, fur seals, dolphins and in season, rare penguins. Activites include kayaking and excursions in the tender craft to explore the coastline. Includes: A three-course buffet dinner and cooked and continental buffet breakfast. It is recommended that guests order a boxed picnic lunch for Day 1 or take their own. Picnic lunches must be prebooked.

Returns Day 2

Milford / Milford

4.30pm

9.15am

Te Anau / Te Anau

12.45pm

12.30pm

Queenstown / Queenstown

8.30am

3.30pm#

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Milford Sound Anita Bay

Departs Day 1

Returns Day 2

Ex Manapouri

12.30pm

11.45am

Ex Te Anau

11.30am

12.45pm

Ex Queenstown

8.30am

3.30pm

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Notes: Daily coach transfers available. Te Anau and Queenstown combinations available. Single travellers may take a twin-share cabin on a sole occupancy basis and pricing or share a compartment on a quad-share basis with up to three other passengers. 0-4yrs not encouraged. Children 5-14yrs, 50%.

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Notes: Daily coach transfers available. Te Anau and Queenstown combinations available. #Those upgrading to scenic flight (optional extra) arrive into Queenstown at 12pm. 0-4yrs not encouraged. Children 5-14yrs, 50%.

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Three times longer than Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound has a surface area 10 times larger. It is a stunning place of towering peaks, bush-clad islands, twisting, hidden arms and sheltered coves. Start with a cruise across Lake Manapouri to West Arm, then coach through the dense rainforest of Wilmot Pass, pausing for magnificent views of Doubtful Sound glistening far below. At Deep Cove visitors board the Fiordland Navigator for a leisurely exploration of Doubtful Sound before anchoring in one of the hidden coves for the night. The following morning there is time to explore before returning to Deep Cove.

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FIORDLAND, SOUTHLAND &

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

DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

TE ANAU TO:

26-27 Jul 2019 – Hokonui Fashion Design Awards

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

Queenstown 175 kms, 2 hrs 25 mins Milford Sound 119 kms, 1 hrs 45 mins Invercargill 152 kms, 2 hrs 15 mins Manapouri 22 kms, 20 mins Dunedin 290 kms, 4 hrs 15 mins INVERCARGILL:

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Christchurch 580 kms, 8 hrs 15 mins Dunedin (most direct) 217 kms, 3 hrs (via the Southern Scenic Route) 282 kms, 5 hrs 20 mins

7 Dec 2019 Kepler Challenge 5-9 Feb 2020 Burt Monro Challenge Feb 2020 – Hokonui Moonshiners Festival May 2020 – Bluff Oyster & Food Festival

» Fiordland National Park’s multi day walks – The Milford Track, Kepler Track, Hollyford Track, Routeburn Track & Humpridge Track. » The Catlins Coast wildlife – Hector's Dolphins, sea-lions, seals and abundant birdlife. Tekapo

» Doubtful Sound, 3 times longer and 10 times larger than Milford Sound. » Succulent Bluff Oysters, the world’s best! Blue cod, crayfish, mussels, whitebait and paua are also superb in this region as is World Class Venison. » Stewart Island, 160,000 ha home to Rakiura National Park, Ulva Island bird sanctuary and one of the few places in New Zealand where you can see kiwi in the wild.

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Anchorage Motel

TE ANAU

Self Cont.

The Village Inn Hotel

TE ANAU

Warm, comfortable, affordable accommodation located in the gateway to world-renowned Fiordland National Park. Only a few minutes’ walk to the lakefront, and less than 15-minutes to the town centre and numerous tour operators, for excursions into the heart of this stunning wilderness area. All units are self-contained, with well-equipped kitchens.

Per Room From Studio NOTE: Surcharge applies for spa bath units.

TE ANAU

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

Oct 19 Apr 20

May Sep 20

£105 £122 £147

£92 £104 £149

Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

Centrally located and set amongst cottage gardens with a peaceful, quiet atmosphere; the town centre and lake are within a five-minute walk. Enjoy wonderful hospitality and comfortable, spacious accommodation. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, free WiFi, and plenty of free off-street parking.

Oct 20 Mar 21

Per Room From

£107 £124 £149

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Standard Superior

TE ANAU

Per Room From Twin/Double Extra Person

TE ANAU

May Sep 20

£127 £27

£79 £27

Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

Hotel

Per Room From Standard Superior

BONUS: FREE unlimited Wifi.

Deluxe

Double / Twin Lakeview Garden Villa

INVERCARGILL

Oct 19 Apr 20

May Sep 20

£172 £202 £247

£116 £146 £232

Balmoral Lodge Motel

Self Cont.

Per Room From BONUS: Includes A la carte breakfast and daily changing dinner menu

TE ANAU

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-4)

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Oct 19 Apr 20

May Sep 20

£105 £122 £147

£92 £104 £149

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£391 £435

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May Sep 20

£219 £251

Lodge Room DBB Executive Suite DBB

Per Room From Cabin (2) DBB BONUS: Includes A la carte breakfast and daily changing dinner menu.

STEWART ISLAND

To truly experience Milford Sound, you need to stay here and relax in the award-winning comfort of Milford Sound Lodge. Our premium chalets are the perfect base to experience Fiordland National Park. Recharge your batteries in private, peaceful accommodation, nestled beneath the towering peaks of the Darren Mountains. Dine in our fully-licensed restaurant (open seven days) or the comfort of your chalet.

Per Room From

Oct 19 Apr 20

£131 £150 £154

May Sep 20

£94 £101 £116

Oct 20 Mar 21

£131 £150 £161

Luxury

Nov 19 14 Apr 20

£658 £897

15 Apr May 20

£538 £777

Sep 20 Mar 21

£562 £801

Luxury

Separate and private from the main lodge, the cabins sit on an elevated site with beautiful lake, mountain, and rural views. Built with New Zealand timber inside and out, they offer a comfortable retreat for families and groups. Tariff includes a la carte breakfast, pre-dinner cocktails, and daily changing dinner menu.

Oct 20 Mar 21

£107 £124 £149

£124 £145

Hotel

Fiordland Lodge Log Cabins

You can’t beat the convenience of this accommodation, centrally located only a 10-minte walk from the city centre. Spacious, comfortable, affordable and serviced by friendly staff. All units have kitchen facilities. Other amenities include Wi-Fi access, off street parking and guest laundry.

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Offering the discerning traveller style, comfort and luxury, in a rural setting on rolling grasslands only a 10-minute walk from the lake and 5kms north of Te Anau on the Milford Sound Road. All well-appointed suites feature commanding views, external access to balcony or lawn, and décor that reflects the beautiful Fiordland landscape, with muted natural colours and textures.

Oct 20 Mar 21

£187 £221 £273

£107 £124

Fiordland Lodge

TE ANAU

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

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£121 £142

May Sep 20

Offering a wide range of refurbished accommodation with modern décor and Fiordland themed colours, conveniently located in the town centre and only a short stroll from the lake. Accessible rooms and facilities available. Amenities include two on-site restaurants, free unlimited WiFi, and free car parking.

Oct 20 Mar 21

£135 £27

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Distinction Luxmore Hotel

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

Oct 19 Apr 20

Hotel / Self Cont.

Oct 20 Mar 21

£397 £442

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Extra Adult DBB Extra Child DBB

Nov 1914 Apr 20

£538 £198 £168

15 Apr May 20

£478 £198 £168

Stewart Island Lodge

Sep 20 Mar 21

£502 £198 £168

Boutique

Surrounded by native bush on a sunny hillside, this boutique accommodation offers a peaceful sanctuary only a five-minute walk from the village centre and restaurants. The private and secluded grounds are home to many native birds, and the lodge commands panoramic views of Halfmoon Bay and the ocean. Continental breakfast included.

Per Room From Double/Twin B&B

Nov 19 Mar 20

£236

Apr May 20

£165

Oct 20 Mar 21

£244

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


FIORDLAND JET

WESTRAY ADVENTURES FIORDLAND

Pure Wilderness Jet boat Ride — Far from the crowds found elsewhere, enjoy a unique opportunity

to travel through a remote area of Fiordland National Park. Jet boat down the Waiau River, to the serene Lake Manapouri and walk in an ancient forest among the isolated wilderness. Learn about the area’s rich history; discover local flora and fauna; stop at 3 Lord of the Rings film locations; and spot trout in the crystal-clear waters. The perfect combination of high-speed fun and inspiring scenery with a truly personal Kiwi touch! *Our signature tour*. Duration: Allow 2hrs—75min+ Jet Boat; 15min+ beach landing.

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

Pure Wilderness + Mountain Bike - Follow the river as you ride back to Te Anau (~10km) on the Lake2Lake

Cycle Trail. *E-Bikes also available.

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

Pure Wilderness Jetboat Ride Twin Lakes HeliJet Pure Wilderness + Mountain Bike Pure Wilderness + Float Plane

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

£95 £293 £119 £191

£48 £239 £72 £116

Come and ride with us at Westray Adventures. We are located near the lakeside township of Te Anau, and can offer stunning 360 degree panoramic views over the lake and mountain ranges of the world renowned Fiordland World Heritage Park. Take a tour through our working farm and say hello to our horses, sheep and cattle. We operate all year round, may the sun be shining or the hills glistening in snow.

Take a relaxed horse ride. Beginners as well as experienced riders are welcome - our horses are calm and will look after you, so you can enjoy the trek from start to finish. We will stop for light refreshments at the highest point. Duration: 2- 2.5 hrs Departs: (Oct to Apr) 9am & 1pm (May to Sept) 1pm (1hr Options available - 4.30pm (Oct to Apr) 10.30am 1pm (May to Sept).

Enjoy a thrilling quad bike adventure (Must be 16yrs+). Our Honda bikes are fun and easy to ride whether

you are a complete beginner or experienced rider. The tour will be tailored to your abilities. Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours. Departs: 10am and 2pm. Includes: Safety training and riding instructions, safety helmet (+protective gear for quads), free transfer from your accommodation in Te Anau (please request at time of booking)

Per Person

£90 £90

Horse Trek (2hrs) Quad Bike (2hrs)

WINGS & WATER Fiordland National Park is one of the most beautiful places on Earth! Sit back, relax and let us show you the sights in the best way possible – by SEAPLANE! Departs Te Anau.

The Mystery Flight – fly out and enjoy an ‘outlanding’ in the Fiordland National Park to embrace the deep remoteness the floatplane can access on top of a scenic flight

TE ANAU GLOWWORM CAVES EXCURSION Enjoy a scenic alpine cruise of Lake Te Anau before disembarking at Cavern House to experience a mysterious underground world of waterfalls and incredible rock formations, before drifting in silent darkness beneath glittering glowworms. In small groups, head in to the cave with nature guides who will share their knowledge of the cave and its history. Deep inside the cave, board a small boat and explore a silent hidden grotto inhabited by thousands of glowworms. Departs: 2pm & 7pm all year. Also 5.45pm & 8.15pm Nov – Apr. Duration: 2 hours 15 mins.

Lakes Explorer Flight - 15 minutes take in big

Fiord views, the 13 Hidden Lakes, & lakes Te Anau and Manapouri. There are mountain vistas to be enjoyed in every direction.

Doubtful Sound - Tick your bucket list with a stunning 40 minute round trip over Lake Te Anau’s South Fiord, climbing over the Southern Alps out to the first salt water tributary of Geir Arm, Precipous Cove, Bradshaw Sound, Thompson Sound, Doubtful Sound and home via stunning Lake Manapouri. Per Person

Operated by Real Journeys

Adult

Child (5-14yrs)

Te Anau Glowworm Caves Excursion

£62

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MILFORD SOUND CRUISE AND WALK

KAYAKING MILFORD SOUND

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.

This is about as close to communing with nature in Milford Sound as you can get! After being collected from your accommodation, learn about the history, landmarks and conservation on the way to majestic Milford Sound. On arrival get ready for 4 hours of spectacular kayaking. Highlights include dramatic sheer cliffs, classic Mitre peak, waterfalls, enormous glacier carved valleys and possibly friendly fur seals and playful dolphins. For Lunch we aim to stop on a beach at the foot of the mountains. Bring your own lunch or preorder (NZ$17). On the journey home there is time for scenic stops, short walks, good New Zealand music and a well earned rest. Note: If bad weather prevents kayaking it is replaced by a launch cruise and extended nature tour. Includes a professional sea kayaking guide, all kayaking clothing, safety gear and instruction. Departs Te Anau 6.30am, returns 6pm (Sept May). Min age 16yrs. Note: Overnight option available on Doubtful Sound.

Operated by Trips & Tramps

Adult

Child (5-15yrs)

Infant

Operated by Go Orange

Per Person

Milford Sound Cruise and Walk

£107

£54

£15

Guided Kayaking (4hrs)

£89

STEWART ISLAND Ferry to Stewart Island - Stewart Island is perfect for a day excursion or an extended stay. Cross Foveaux Strait in comfort and style on board an express catamaran. During the one-hour crossing between Bluff and Stewart Island friendly staff provide informative commentary and point out highlights. Includes complimentary tea and coffee. Coach transfers available from Invercargill (optional extra). Departs Bluff: 9.30am (day in every Summer; Tues/Wed/ Sat in Winter). Departs Stewart Island: 8am year round (Summer: Mon-Sun; Winter: Mon-Sat). Other times throughout the day to and from the island are also available.

Village & Bays Tour - An unparalleled way to soak up the highlights of Stewart Island and the surrounding bays aboard a modern mini-bus while gaining an entertaining insight into the community, history and environment of Stewart Island. There’s plenty of time for photo stops and short walks. Duration: 90 minutes. Departs: 11am and 1pm all year, plus 4pm during Nov- Apr.

Wild Kiwi Encounter - As daylight fades, depart Halfmoon Bay for a cruise across Paterson Inlet to Little Glory Cove. Explore the spectacular forest on a guided walk by torchlight with an experienced Nature Guide to a secluded sandy beach to spot the Southern Brown Kiwi. Includes complimentary tea and coffee. Duration: 4 hours (approx.) Departs: 6pm (April - May and Sep - Oct), 7.30pm (Nov - Dec and March), 8.30pm (Jan - Feb). Does not operate Jun - Aug.

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

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Child (5-14yrs)

£54 £30 £119 £60 £72

£27 £18 £119 £18 £31


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

Operated by Fiordland Cinema Admission

Adult

Child

£8

£4

Come and discover New Zealand’s last frontier, the South of Fiordland National Park. Home to New Zealand’s deepest lake and steepest (boatable) river, the Wairaurahiri (betcha can’t pronounce that!) plus truly awesome scenery. This is undoubtedly New Zealand’s best jet boat ride and one trip you don’t want to miss! Travel 83 kms (return) along grade 3 rapids strewn with huge boulders which lead you to the wild south coast, the last place in New Zealand to lose the sun each day. There is time to take a nature walk along the beach and into New Zealand’s largest and oldest Podocarp forest. Lunch is at the remote Waitutu lodge. Bring your own or order our BBQ on arrival. This full day trip departs on demand from Otautau, Tuatapere or Lake Hauroko (117 kms South of Te Anau). Min. numbers apply. All safety and wet weather gear provided.

Full Day Trip BBQ Lunch

Adult

Child (under 12yrs)

£150 £17

£75 £17

STEWART ISLAND FLIGHTS

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

Scenic Flight - Your adventure to Stewart Island begins with Stewart Island Flights who operate three return scheduled flights per day between Invercargill Airport and Oban, Halfmoon Bay and Stewart Island. The 20 min. scenic flight gives you a great bird’s-eye view of Oreti Beach, the Tiwai Aluminium Plant and South Port in Bluff before crossing Foveaux Strait where the view changes to lush rainforest and gorgeous bays dotted with even smaller islands before landing at the tiny island community of Oban. Courtesy transport is provided from the airfield to Halfmoon Bay. Schedule guideline (slight variations for weekends and winter time, check when booking). Departs Invercargill 8am, 1pm and 5pm. Departs Stewart Island 8.30am, 1.30pm and 5.30pm. (Children under 4 years free)

Half Day Option – Includes return flights Invercargill/Stewart Island, 90 min. bus tour exploring the local landmarks, set menu lunch at the South Sea Hotel on the waterfront and free time to absorb the tranquillity of the island.

Full Day Option – Includes return flights Invercargill/Stewart Island, 15 min. walk to Golden Bay to meet the water

taxi to Ulva Island, 2 hrs on Ulva Island, free time to purchase lunch, 90 min. bus tour exploring the local landmarks.

Other options available including the Coast to Coast which includes a 4 hour walk, rates and details on application.

*Please note product is not available between June – August

Adult

Child

Morning Tea Cruise

£72 £72 £72

£30 £30 £30

Champagne Cruise Exploration Cruise

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Adult

Child (4-14yrs)

Scenic Flight - One Way

£79 £133 £170 £190

£52 £83 £102 £114

Scenic Flight - Return Half Day Option Full Day Option

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EDINBURGH OF THE SOUTH

An endearing city of classical architecture and Scottish charm, Dunedin prides itself on being New Zealand’s centre for learning, heritage, arts and culture. It is also the commercial hub of the Otago region and gateway to the diverse wildlife of the Otago Peninsula.

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DRIVING DISTANCES:

SPECIALEVENTS:

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

Mar 2020 Dunedin Fringe Festival

OTHER DISTANCES: City to Larnach Castle 15 kms, 30 mins City to the end of the Peninsula 31 kms, 45 mins

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Apr 2020 Otago Rally Jun - July 2020 Puaka Matariki Festival

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

ARCHITECTURAL ATTRACTIONS:

» The rugged scenery & abundant wildlife of the Otago Peninsula including Yellow-eyed Penguins (the world’s rarest), Little Blue Penguins, Royal Albatross, Spotted Shags, Cormorants, New Zealand Fur Seals and Sea Lions.

» Dunedin is regarded as having the finest collection of Victorian and Edwardian architecture in the Southern Hemisphere.

» The Botanic and numerous private gardens open to the public such as those at Larnach Castle and Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens. » Late Oct/early Nov for the stunning displays of rhododendron and azaleas. » The Taieri Gorge – best explored aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway.

» Built in 1906, the Dunedin Railway station with its fine Edwardian architecture is one of the world’s most photographed stations. » Jacobean style Olveston House. » Built in 1871, Larnach Castle on the Otago Peninsula has a fascinating history and is New Zealand’s only castle. » University of Otago buildings.


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£162 £34

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£162 £262 £313

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Hosted

Purpose-built within the castle grounds, the lodge was designed as a re-creation of a colonial farm building, positioned with spectacular harbour, ocean, and peninsula views in 35 acres of gardens and grounds. The 12 themed rooms encapsulate the historic setting and combine antique furnishings with contemporary amenities.

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£107 £124

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Distinction Dunedin Hotel

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Larnach Castle & Lodge

£92 £69

Hotel

Transformed from the 1937 Chief Post Office into today’s luxury premier luxury hotel, located in the vibrant heart of the city. Elegant rooms and suites feature topquality furnishings and amenities, as well as soundproofing. Amenities include free unlimited WiFi, restaurant, bar, room service, 24-hour gym access, and valet parking.

The city’s largest and most established hotel, home to Dunedin Casino and extensively refurbished to provide guests with modern style, outstanding quality, convenience, and exceptional service. Featuring two restaurants, café, bar, 24-hour reception and room service, two guest laundries, free WiFi, and car parking (paid direct).

Per Room From

£105 £79

Oct 20 Mar 21

858 George Street

Per Room From

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£135 £34

May Sep 20

This architecturally designed, award-winning motel complex captures the essence of the George Street character, and provides a range of luxurious accommodation including one accessible unit. Within walking distance of the university, museum, polytechnic, botanic gardens and Forsyth Barr Stadium. Free WiFi and off-street parking.

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Heritage Dunedin Leisure Lodge

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Nestled in landscaped gardens, Heritage Dunedin Leisure Lodge is located adjacent to the Dunedin Botanic Gardens, within walking distance of Otago University. The hotel features 76 spacious rooms and suites, each with a balcony or outside patio, plus ample complimentary parking and McGavins Restaurant and Bar.

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Hosted

This glamourous country house is situated just 500m from the Larnach Castle gate. The five spacious bedrooms are luxuriously decorated in neoclassical style with attention to comfort; particularly special features are the fireplaces and pastoral views. Cooked and/or continental breakfast is prepared for you by your host and evening dining is available at the castle (must be prebooked by 5pm)

Oct 19 - Mar 21

Lodge Room B&B Extra Person B&B

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

£198 £72

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TAIERI GORGE RAILWAY & SEASIDER Taieri Gorge Railway – A highlight of your visit to Dunedin is a

trip on the Taieri Gorge Railway – one of the world’s great train trips and one of Dunedin’s top attractions. Departing daily from downtown Dunedin into the Taieri Gorge, this trip travels through some of New Zealand’s most beautiful and ever changing scenery that can not be seen from the road. With sightseeing stops, on board café, outside viewing platforms it is the perfect all weather activity and one of the key attractions in Dunedin – not to be missed.

The Seasider – The Seasider is an exciting trip which takes you on

the spectacular section of coastal railway line north of Dunedin. The train allows you to experience a totally different perspective from the road route and you will experience excellent views as the train travels along Otago Harbour to climb the cliff tops to emerge from the bush and onto the picture perfect scenery of the Pacific Ocean and the incredible view over the dazzling Blue Skin Bay. This section of railway is considered to be a highlight of the rail network in New Zealand.

Operated by Dunedin Railways

Adult

Child (2-14yrs)

Taieri Gorge Railway AM

£66 £66 £42

£18 £18 £15

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LARNACH CASTLE & GARDENS Discover New Zealand’s only Castle, built in 1871 by the Australian, William Larnach, merchant baron and politician, for his beloved first wife Eliza. Larnach spared no expense on his dream home, which features the finest materials from around the world. This superbly crafted building with magnificent architecture showcases a unique collection of New Zealand antiques. The enchanting garden is Castle owner Margaret Barker’s creation and has been listed as a “Garden of International Significance” by NZGT. Spectacular tower views and beautiful gardens complete this enjoyable award winning experience. The ballroom café is open 9.30am to 4.30pm daily for an extensive selection of local food and beverages. The Castle opens daily at 9am; for self guided tours, last entry to the castle is 5pm. (Oct-Mar open till 7pm) Larnach Castle and Garden is a 20 mins drive from the Dunedin city centre and 20 mins drive from the Peninsula's wildlife attractions.

Tour & Lunch Package – A self guided tour of the castle and grounds and your choice of lunch from the café blackboard menu – includes a main course, cake or slice and tea or coffee.

Lanarch Castle & Gardens - General Entry Tour & Lunch Package

Adult

Child (5-14yrs)

£21 £42

£8 £25

MONARCH WILDLIFE CRUISES & TOURS Get closer to our unique southern wildlife. Watch magnificent royal albatross soar across the ocean and return to their breeding colony. See a great variety of seabirds while fur seals play and sprawl on volcanic rocks; maybe even dolphins or sealions. You’ll get a great commentary, multi-language info sheets, binoculars and warm jackets. Courtesy city accommodation transfers for all tours except T1.

T1 - Wildlife Cruise - Departs Wellers Rock wharf, 45 min drive from Dunedin (included in all other tour options). Oct-Mar: 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm, 4.30pm (all 60mins). Apr-Sept: 2.30pm.

ROYAL ALBATROSS CENTRE

T2 - Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour - Cruise one way along New Zealand’s most picturesque harbour and

Your only chance to see the world’s only mainland Royal Albatross breeding Colony. See the albatross throughout their breeding cycle from nesting, guarding and feeding huge chicks. Be awed by their 3 metre wingspan when they fly overhead. Just a short drive from Dunedin. Open 364 days. Guided tours leave each half hour in summer and each hour in winter. Reservations recommended.

Unique Taiaroa – The ultimate tour combining the Albatross

Classic and Fort Taiaroa tours. Learn about and view Northern Royal Albatross. Hear the cultural history of Taiaroa Head, from the first settlement by Māori, through two world wars, to today’s Nature Reserve and iconic wildlife attraction. 1.5 hours.

Albatross Classic – Enjoy an intimate insight into the lives of the

amazing Royal Albatrosses and their breeding cycle, followed by a visit to our exclusive viewing observatory at the nature reserve. 1 hour.

Fort Taiaroa – Explore hidden tunnels under the nature reserve.

Hear the headland’s military history from a 1600’s Māori Pa to 1880’s Russian invasion scare through to both world wars. Fort Taiaroa also boasts the world’s only fully restored 1886 Armstrong Disappearing Gun. 30 minutes.

Blue Penguin Pukekura – Discover Korora, the Little Blue Penguins, the world’s smallest penguin, in their natural habitat as they scurry up to their burrows at Pilots Beach near the Royal Albatross Centre. Tours at dusk each evening.

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Child (5-17yrs)

£38 £32 £16 £27

£12 £9 £6 £8

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see beautiful bays, hills, farmland, forest and coast. Hear of the harbour’s history and volcanic past. Experience Monarch’s fascinating Wildlife Cruise. Bus one way along the scenic roads of the Otago Peninsula. Oct-Mar: 8.30am to 12.30pm or 3.30pm to 7pm. Apr-Sept: 1pm to 5pm (cruise both ways).

T2P with Penguin Place - add a trip to Penguin Place conservation reserve to your Tour 2! Discover why Yellow-eyed Penguins are the world’s most endangered and maybe photograph them up close. Oct-Mar: 8.30am to 2pm or 1.30pm to 7pm. Apr-Sept: 1pm to 6pm.

T2L with Larnach Castle - Journey back in time to be immersed in the rich, turbulent and scandalous lives

of the Larnach family. Explore the lovely gardens, and marvel at the beauty and craftsmanship of New Zealand’s only castle, built during the Otago gold rush. Then enjoy our renowned Wildlife Cruise. Oct-Mar: 10.30am to 3.30pm (bus both ways). Apr-Sept: 11.30am to 5pm (bus out, boat back).

T3 Full Day Tour - Bus one way along the scenic Otago Peninsula. Take a guided tour of the Royal Albatross Centre with time to purchase lunch at the cafe. Take a guided Yellow-eyed Penguin tour at Penguin Place, then join an oceanic Wildlife Cruise and a relaxing harbour cruise back to Dunedin. Oct-Mar: 10.30am to 7pm. Apr-Sept: 10.30am to 6pm, no harbour cruise (bus both ways).

T3L with Larnach Castle - Enjoy all the features of the T3 tour plus a guided tour of Larnach Castle. Oct-Mar: 9am-7pm. Apr-Sept: 9am-6pm.

SD - Sundowner Package - Afternoon bus out to join our Wildlife Cruise, then a tour at the Royal Albatross Centre. Enjoy dinner and views at sunset before watching little Blue Penguins return ashore. Oct-Mar: 3:30pm-10:30pm (finish time will vary throughout summer).

T1 - Wildlife Cruise T2 - Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour T2P - Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour + Penguin Place T2L - Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour + Larnach Castle T3 - Full Day Tour T3L - Full Day Tour + Larnach Castle SD - Sundowner Package

Adult

Child (5-14yrs)

£32 £54 £87 £79 £144 £169 £152

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OLVESTON HISTORIC HOME For Lovers of Fine art, Culture, music, literature and social history; ‘Olveston Historic Home’ authentically recalls the style, grace and grandeau of opulent Edwardian era.

SPEIGHT’S BREWERY TOURS The Speight’s Brewery Tour is a guided 90 minute tour through an historic working Brewery which has been on the same site since 1876. The tour was re-developed in August 2017 which included an upgrade to the Tour Experience, Retail Space, Tasting Bar and a new Cellar Door so visitors can take the beer away with them. You will discover our significant history and learn about what Speight’s is up to today making it one of New Zealand’s most popular beers. The tour takes you through our brewing process with a great mix of the old and the new. Our old Brewhouse which was de-commissioned in 2013 has been left purely for visitors to see and from here you will go to our modern state of the art Brewhouse to see the contrast. The Tour is completed in the Brewery Bar with our range of beer on tap. After the tour drop down to the Speight’s Ale House where they have great southern fare and all of the Speight’s range fresh from the tap.

Olveston is a time capsule as little has changed inside the house since it was occupied as a family home from 1906. Authentically furnished with all the original fixtures and fittings, decorative details and furnishings. Entry inside Olveston House is by guided tour only. Olveston is open 7 days (excluding Chrsitmas Day).

Entry

Adult

Child (5-17yrs)

£13

£9

The Alehouse Package – Lunch or Dinner combo - Combine your Speight’s Brewery tour with

a delicious 2-course lunch or 2-course dinner at The Alehouse, right next to Speight’s Brewery. BONUS: Includes a 12oz beer of your choice when booking the Alehouse package.

Adult

Speight’s Brewery Tour only The Alehouse Package - Tour & Lunch (Per Person) The Alehouse Package - Tour & Dinner

£18 £37 £42

Child (5-17yrs)

£9 £37 £42

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HORIZON TOURS Peninsula Tour - See spectacular marine wildlife, learn from a conservation expert, discover intriguing Māori history, and explore the biological diversity of our Otago Peninsula. Discover some of the iconic Otago Peninsula's wildlife residents; albatross, penguins, seals and sea lions, all call this home. Departs: 9am. Southern Skies Stargazing Tour - Join us to discover the unique celestial features of the Southern sky, while also sharing stories and waiata (songs) about how Māori viewed the night sky. The Otago peninsula coastline provides a breath-taking view of the night sky. In the right conditions, this rural coastal area is a prime viewing location for the Southern Lights, Aurora Australis. Departs: 6PM (Apr-Sep) and 8PM(Oct-Mar). Per Person

OTAGO CENTRAL RAIL TRAIL

£156 £90

Peninsula Tour Southern Skies Stargazing Tour

1 Day “Taste the Trail” Otago Central Rail Trail Independent cycle tour (41 – 67km) - This 1-day

cycle tour has you cycling through one of the most spectacular gorges on the Otago Central Rail Trail. Cycling on a vehicle free trail with an easy gradient you will cycle through amazing scenery, riding over viaducts and through tunnels. Your adventure starts in Clyde where you will be fitted on your bikes, briefed on your tour and then our driver will transport you from Clyde to Oturehua. The driver will highlight points of interest along the way (Ophir, Blacks Hill & Hayes Engineering Oturehua) before arriving at Oturehua, where there is time for morning tea and any lastminute questions before you set off. This mainly downhill ride will take you through the Poolburn Gorge featuring two tunnels and crossing the 37m high Poolburn viaduct in the secluded rocky setting. The next stop is Lauder where lunch is booked at the Station side Café; then it’s back on the bikes to cycle the remainder of the trail. There is an option to be picked up from Chatto Creek or Alexandra if required. From Alexandra, there are two routes from which to choose. You can continue on the Rail Trail directly back to the Trail Journeys Depot, or cycle through Alexandra, over the Clutha River / Mata Au, and take the scenic River Track, back through Clyde township to the depot - this is approximately 8kms longer.

DUNEDIN SEGWAY TOURS Dunedin Segway is the most awesome and exciting activity Dunedin has to offer. Come and discover the exhilaration of gliding along past the stunning scenery and historic architecture that Dunedin has to offer on a safe, self balancing, and intuitive Segway. Our tours take in such places as the Forsyth Bar Stadium, Otago University, Olveston Historic Home, Otago Boys and Girls High Schools, Speight's Brewery, The Dunedin Chinese Gardens, Toitu Early Settlers Museum and the famous Dunedin Railway Station to name but a few. The Segway experience includes comprehensive training to ensure a safe and fun filled adventure. Suitable for ages 12 years and up. No prior experience needed. For safety’s sake the weight range restrictions are from 35kg up to 120kg. We offer a 60 minute Taster Tour, which takes in the City’s Street Art, and a 2 hour City Highlights Tour.

Per Person

Operated by Trail Journeys 1 Day “Taste the Trail” Otago Central Rail Trail Independent Cycle Tour

Per Person

£179

60 minute Taster 2 hour City Highlights Tour

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Hooker Valley, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park . Credit: Nelson Eulalio

HOME TO UNFORGETTABLE SIGHTS Nestled in the heart of New Zealand’s majestic South Island the Mackenzie Region is renowned for its incredible clear starry nights, remarkable turquoise blue lakes, valleys of emerald green and snowcapped mountains.

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Karamea

Westport

Hokitika

Paparoa National Park

Reefton

Punakaiki

Greymouth

Victoria Forest Park

Murchison Nelson L National

Lake Brunner Lake Sumner Kumara Forest Park

Hanme Spring

Ross

Craigieburn Forest Park

DRIVING DISTANCES:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

CHRISTCHURCH TO:

» World Heritage Listed, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park covers 700 square kms, a third of which is permanently covered in snow or glacial ice. Mt Cook at 3,724m is New Zealand’s highest peak, there are a further 140 peaks above 2,100m and 72 named glaciers including the 29 km mighty Tasman Glacier.

Lake Tekapo 225 kms, 3 hrs 15 mins Timaru 163 kms, 2 hrs Mount Cook 330 kms, 4 hrs 45 mins MOUNT COOK TO: Lake Tekapo 99 kms, 1 hr 15 mins Queenstown 263 kms, 3 hrs 45 mins

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OTHER DISTANCES: Timaru to Oamaru 86kms, 1 hr Oamaru to Twizel 145 kms 1hr 40 mins Twizel to Lake Tekapo 60kms 40 mins

» Lake Tekapo is famous for its brilliant turquoise colour due to the ‘rock flour’ suspended in the glacial melt waters. » The much photographed tiny Church of the Good Shepherd on the edge of Lake Tekapo is definitely worth a visit.

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Fanz Josef Glacier Fox Glacier

» The region is now officially the “Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve”. There are currently only 5 International Dark Sky Reserves in the world and Aoraki Mackenzie is gold rated (some only are silver). The reserve covers a large area of night sky including Aorak,i Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo.

Mt Cook Lake Tekapo

Twizel Omarama

Methven Rakaia River

Geraldine Temuka

Lake Pukaki Lake Benmore

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Timaru Waihao River Waitaki River

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TIMARU

Bay City Motor Lodge

Hotel / Self Cont.

MT COOK

Aoraki Mt Cook Alpine Lodge

Centrally located and close to the beach, sporting facilities, cafes and bars, this modern and stylish lodge provides an outstanding accommodation experience. All units are warm, sunny, and quiet, and feature private balconies or patios with beautiful views of Caroline Bay and beyond. Complimentary WiFi and car parking.

Per Room From Studio Extra Person

MT COOK

Oct 19Apr 20

May Sep 20

£142 £30

Set in the heart of Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, this family-owned lodge offers comfortable and affordable accommodation with a cosy, relaxed atmosphere. Modern and well-appointed, the excellent facilities include a fully-equipped kitchen, large outdoor sundeck, BBQ area, bike rental, WiFi, laundry, wheelchair access, and parking.

Per Room From

Oct 20 Mar 21

£145 £30

Self Cont.

4 Bed Dorm with Ensuite (per person)

Valley View Lodge Room Motel Studio

TWIZEL

Nov 19 Mar 20

£28

£154 £181

Apr Sep 20

£27

£108 £132

MT COOK

Per Room From

£27

Superior Premium Premium Plus

LAKE TEKAPO

In the heart of Mackenzie Basin, this hotel features natural stone, roaring fires, and expansive lawns, beautifully reflecting and complimenting the surrounding landscape. Comfortably furnished guest rooms all feature a private balcony or patio with mountain views. The on-site restaurant and bar offers inside and outside dining. Free WiFi.

Per Room From

Oct 19 - Sep 20

Oct 20 - Mar 21

Standard Room

£121 £138 £35

£128 £145 £ 35

Deluxe Extra Person

LAKE TEKAPO

The Chalet Boutique Motel

Self Cont.

Oct 19 - Sep 20

Oct 20 - Mar 21

£161 £172 £202

£169 £181 £212

Garden view (2) from Surcharge applies for 1 night stays

Lakeview (2) from 2 Bedroom (2) from

Hotel

Oct 19Apr 20

£236 £260 £309

May Sep 20

£143 £172 £228

Lake Tekapo Village Motel

Oct 20 Mar 21

£302 £326 £378

Self Cont.

Offering comfort and convenience, situated in a central position in the village with easy walking access to local shops and restaurants. Rooms are modern and most have excellent views over the lake and mountains. Enjoy a relaxing and tranquil environment, with amenities that include free WiFi, free car parking (for one car), and laundry facilities.

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

LAKE TEKAPO

Perfectly situated in one of the most scenic places in New Zealand, right on the shores of Lake Tekapo. The serene setting makes for the ultimate getaway, and the motel offers peace and relaxation with six individually designed apartments. The Church of the Good Shepherd and sheep dog memorial are less than 200m away, and the village is only 1km.

Per Room From

The Hermitage Hotel

Nestled at the foot of the mountains in beautiful Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, this iconic hotel is the perfect base for your wilderness adventure. Enjoy a stargazing tour, starting on-site at the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre. Amenities include a restaurant, lounge bar, and café bar, complimentary wireless internet, and a private balcony or patio for each guest room.

£159 £195

Hotel

£120 £164 £164

Family Bunk Room (1-4)

Oct 20 Mar 21

MacKenzie Country Hotel

Oct 20 - Mar 21

£114 £156 £156

With Kitchenette

Located in the spectacular national park, with a range of accommodation options for all travellers. Newly refurbished motel units offer modern comforts in an iconic environment, and lodge rooms include ensuite bathrooms, a fridge, and patio or balcony for stunning mountain views. Bar and grill on-site, plus beer garden and BBQ area. WiFi and laundry.

Per Room From

Nov 19 -Sep 20

Double/Twin with View

£145 £30

Mt Cook Lodge & Motels

Self Cont.

Oct 19Apr 20

£162 £206 £229

May Sep 20

£153 £194 £216

Peppers Bluewater Resort

Oct 20 Mar 21

£170 £216 £240

Hotel / Self Cont.

Romantic and secluded, overlooking Lake Tekapo; the architecture and décor use a natural palette that complements the surrounding landscape. Contemporary interiors provide a tranquil retreat, and are designed to take advantage of the stunning views from rooms and villas. Amenities include a restaurant, bar, car parking, WiFi, and laundry.

Per Room From Hotel Room Surcharges apply for lakeview units

2 Bdrm Villa (1-4) 3 Bdrm Villa (1-6)

Oct 19 Mar 20

£132 £265 £337

Apr Sep 20

£95 £217 £277

Oct 20 Mar 21

£139 £278 £353

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

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MT COOK GLACIER GUIDING The Adventurer: Tasman Glacier Heli-Hike - Combine

the excitement of walking on New Zealand’s biggest glacier with the thrill of breathtaking scenic helicopter fly-bys of New Zealand’s largest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook. You fly in to your drop off point on a remote part of the glacier. Every journey is unique, because the glacier is changing all the time and our experienced guides are always finding something new and interesting to show our visitors.

DARK SKY PROJECT Earth and Sky is proud to offer a range of stargazing experiences from a range of exclusive locations in the internationallyrecognised Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. Pristine night skies, breath-taking views, world-class observatories and knowledgeable astronomy guides make Earth & Sky a must on any itinerary.

The Wigley: Top of The Tasman Glacier Hike - Explore the immense beauty of the upper snowfield of the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier. As you fly in to 2200m a board either your helicopter or skiplane. Equipped with snow shoes, walking poles, harness and other equipment, you are ready to explore ice formations in this ever-changing environment; you’re in the heart and birthplace of New Zealand mountaineering. Your flight home tracks down the eastern side of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki Mt Cook and the stunning Hochstetter icefall.

Dark Sky Project Summit Experience - Stars, science

and stories combine to create New Zealand’s premier stargazing experience. Spend the evening discovering our illustrious night skies at the world’s southernmost research observatory, located in the heart of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. A truly breathtaking experience, our expert astronomy guides will introduce you to the Southern Skies, imparting their impressive knowledge as you gaze through sophisticated optical telescopes. Learn about the mindblowing research happening onsite and enter areas not open to the general public. Duration: Approximately 2 hours including coach transport to Mount John.

Per Person

£370 £370

The Adventurer: Tasman Glacier Helihike The Wigley: Top of The Tasman Glacier Hike

Dark Sky Project Crater Experience - Enjoy our pristine Southern Skies from one of the region’s best viewpoints: Cowan’s Private Observatory. Designed specifically with stargazing in mind, our purpose-built private observatory boasts minimal light pollution. View from our powerful telescopes as our experienced astronomy guides enhance your knowledge of the Southern Skies. Duration: Approximately 1.25 hours including coach transport to Cowan’s Private Observatory.

Dark Sky Experience Dark Sky Project Summit Experience Dark Sky Project Crater Experience

Adult

Child

£27 £105 £60

£18 £57 £36

TEKAPO SPRINGS Tekapo Springs is a year round playground offering recreation and rejuvenation, overlooking stunning Lake Tekapo and the Two Thumb Mountain Range.

Pools - There are five outdoor heated pools all perfectly

positioned to capture the scenery, where you can soak and soothe tired muscles in temperatures ranging from 28-38.5 degrees or choose to sit back and relax in the steam and sauna facility.

Day Spa - With a fully equipped day spa onsite, offering a variety of luxurious treatments, this is an outstanding opportunity to take your relaxation to the next level!

OAMARU BLUE PENGUIN COLONY

Activities - To pump up the adrenalin and enjoy some fun

filled excitement you could go skating on the international size ice rink which is open mid-April to mid-September. In winter the snow tube park is the place to be, open start of July to start of October and after a magic carpet ride to the top of a 150m snow-filled slope, you can catapult yourself down – with friends or by yourself. Great value combos are available.

See the world’s smallest penguins in their natural environment. The blue penguins nest close to town under the cliffs along the historic harbour foreshore which is within walking distance of the town centre, close to shops, restaurants and accommodation.

Evening Viewing - View the penguins arriving home from their day at sea, just after dusk, and cross into their breeding area. There are two viewing options, general and premium entry. Viewing times vary depending on daylight and penguin numbers depend on what stage they are at in their breeding cycle. Summer viewing can be as late as 9pm with up to 300 penguins, winter can be as early as 5:15pm with up to 20 penguins. Full commentary during evening viewing. For the safety of the penguins no photography is permitted during evening viewings.

NEW: Star Gazing - Soak in the stars on New Zealand’s only guided stargazing and hot pools tour! Operating from Tekapo Springs, the tour is 2 hours long. First, be introduced to the night skies with a unique combination of astronomy and storytelling. Then relax in a 37.5-degree hot pool on a floating hammock and admire the stars! Tekapo Star Gazing tours run 364 nights/year; start times vary. Children - 6 years+

Day Entry - Find out what goes on behind the scenes at the Colony, learn about the penguins, play and discover in our brand-new children’s area before heading outdoors to our specially-designed day viewing room and to explore the penguins’ nesting environment.

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Child (5-17yrs)

£21 £14

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£16 £12 £15 £78

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THE HELICOPTER LINE THE SIR EDMUND HILLARY ALPINE CENTRE A tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary, the Centre is designed to educate and entertain. It features a spectacular state-of-the-art Mt Cook Magic 3D movie, full dome digital planetarium and museum that documents Sir Edmund’s achievements and history of pioneering in the region. Located within the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, the centre runs Big Sky Stargazing Tours in the evening. Starting with an orientation in the planetarium, before utilising specialty telescopes at the outdoor stargazing site. Located within The Hermitage Hotel (See Page 111). Open daily 7.30am – 8.30pm (times may change seasonally)

Big Sky Stargazing Explorer Pass (Unlimited access over a 24hr period to The Theatre, Planetarium & Museum)

Adult

Child (4-14yrs)

£48

£27

£12

£6

Scenic flights up close and personal. Mt Cook at 3,724 metres is the highest peak in the Southern Alps, providing stunning scenery for a flight that will become the highlight of your holiday. Highly experienced pilots provide an informative commentary via personal headsets. Flights depart from either Mount Cook or Twizel (Pukaki Airport) as indicated. Options include:

Aoraki Mt Cook – Mountains High with Snow Landing - Our premier flight over vast snow-fields, glaciers and a spectacular view of New Zealand’s highest peak Aoraki/Mount Cook. Land high above the glaciers and stand in snow high in the mountains. Traverse the Southern Alps, to view the mighty Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Duration: Approx. 45 minutes.

Aoraki Mt Cook - Alpine Vista with Snow Landing - A short scenic option ideal to touch snow and experience the thrill of a helicopter flight. Sweep through the rugged high country of the Ben Ohau Range to a snowfield landing site high in the mountains. Duration: Approx. 20 minutes.

Twizel - Alpine Scenic Flight with Snow Landing - Capturing the spectacular alpine scenery over the rugged Ben Ohau Mountain Range and into the towering Neumann Range. Combine this with beautiful mountain lake views and a snow landing on the Glenmary Glacier. Step out on to a carpet of snow and snap that special photograph. This flight also includes stunning views of New Zealand’s highest peaks. Duration: Approx. 35 minutes. Twizel - Aoraki/Mount Cook Discovery

with Snow Landing - Approx. time away 60 minutes. Fly to the heart of the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park via the Ben Ohau Mountain Range viewing spectacular hanging glaciers and rivers of moving ice. On your way home enjoy a snow landing, marvel at the mountains soaring above - a photographer’s dream. Then descend beside the turquoise hues of the glacially fed Lake Pukaki to complete your flight. Duration: Approx. 60 minutes.

Tasman Glacier Heli Hike - Adventure into Mount Cook National Park and Heli Hike across Tasman Glacier. Witness the beauty of the Tasman Glacier lake and the stunning ice formations from the helicopter as you fly over the spectacular Tasman Glacier. Once you descend and step foot onto the ice you will encounter fresh alpine air as your heli hike guide introduces you to the world of the Tasman Glacier. This is a unique experience and one which will not be forgotten. Departs: Oct - Apr 9am, 11.30am and 2pm daily. Moderate fitness is required. Allow 3 hours.

Aoraki Mt Cook - Mountains High with Snow Landing - HLC2 Aoraki Mt Cook - Alpine Vista with Snow Landing - HLC5 Twizel - Alpine Scenic Flight with Snow Landing - HLT2 Twizel - Aoraki Mount Cook Discovery with Snow Landing - HTLT3 Tasman Glacier Heli Hike

AIR SAFARIS

Adult

Child (4-14yrs)

£293 £168 £236 £463 £356

£205 £118 £166 £325 £356

Air Safaris operate a modern fleet with each aircraft featuring ‘wings-above’ to ensure unobstructed viewing below and everyone is guaranteed a window seat. Your pilot will provide an informative and enjoyable commentary in addition to all passengers receiving the Air Safaris multi-language flight-guide.

The Grand Traverse - recognised as the premier Aoraki Mount Cook flight-seeing experience; this magnificent flight encompasses 10 major glaciers including Tasman, Franz Josef and Fox Glacier, two World Heritage National Parks and 200 km of New Zealand’s most breathtaking scenery. Departs regularly from Lake Tekapo and Franz Josef (see page 83), flight time approx. 50 min. ANZCRO highly recommended. Milford Sound Excursion - Flights operate

on demand to spectacular Milford Sound from Lake Tekapo and Franz Josef. Scenic flights follow the Southern Alps to Milford Sound via the Mount Aspiring National Park taking in alpine valleys, Wanaka Basin, Mount Sefton and often return via the rugged West Coast of the South Island. Or opt for all of the above plus include a flyby of the Mount Cook and Westland National Park glaciers. Both options includes a 30 min. stop at Milford Sound which provides the opportunity to enjoy some stunning views of the fiord and towering mountains from ground level. Experience the beauty of this stunning, awe inspiring alpine landscape and take home memories that will last a lifetime.

The Grand Traverse Milford Sound Direct Milford Sound, Mt Cook & Glaciers

Adult

Child (3-13yrs)

£236 £460 £580

£177 £323 £443

MOUNT COOK GLACIER EXPLORERS An amazing encounter with New Zealand’s largest glacier, the Tasman Glacier. Join us for a unique experience as we journey around the terminal lake for a fascinating glacial encounter. Board our custom made MAC boats with your experienced guide to explore the rapidly growing terminal lake. Observe the ever shifting Tasman Glacier face and all the time be surrounded by the massive mountain vista. Icebergs of every shape and size periodically tear away or ‘carve’ from the glacier allowing you to get up close and touch the 300-600 year old glacial crystal.

3 hr Boat Tour

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Routeburn Track. Credit: Guided Walks New Zeland

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN NEW ZEALAND’S PRISTINE WILDERNESS There’s a sound argument to be made that the best of Aotearoa is only accessible by foot. Venture into some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes, where the tranquillity of nature refreshes the body and revitalises the spirit.

WALKS OF NEW ZEALAND LAKESHORE FOREST AND BIRD WALK

The Lakeshore Forest and Bird guided walk is a unique nature experience, taken at a leisurely pace through native beech forest. Stop for morning or afternoon tea/coffee on the lake-shore and enjoy views across the lake to The Remarkables and Cecil Peak, before heading back through the red beech stand to your transport and Queenstown. Low fitness, 2-3 km walk on well formed rolling track. Departs: 8am and 1.30pm

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FULL DAY ROUTEBURN TRACK WALK Make your way on this great walk in Mount Aspiring National Park with a gradual ascent, through a world of ancient ferns, mosses, lichens and beech forest. Every step can be a story as your knowledgeable guide will describe the forest plants, point out those with medicinal benefits and ensure you stop and meet the native birds which are plentiful. Just 6.5km, approximately 2.5 hours down the track, the woodlands part to reveal the rich grassland of Routeburn Flats, overlooked on all sides by majestic mountains. The Flats is a pristine site to stop for lunch. After a delicious Kiwi-style picnic lunch, we turn and enjoy the valley in reverse. Exploring the old paths of the Māori travellers as we travel along their old ‘Greenstone’ trails, discovering more stories around each corner. Well formed easy walking track (8km each way) Departs : 8am

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ASPIRING WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE This full day adventure combines total wilderness walking through ancient beech forest in the Mount Aspiring National Park, with the "Dart River Jet Safari" traveling to the start of your guided walk through one of the most scenic high mountain big river valleys to be found in New Zealand.

The only way to master the shallow glacial waters of the Southern Alps is by the Kiwi innovation that revolutionised high-country transport, the Jet Boat.

The Jet Boat drivers know their river intimately and their superb skills behind the wheel compliment frequent stops on this unique journey to explain the geology and lore of the ancient and unspoiled lands you traverse. Two fascinating hours and 35km later your guide will meet you at a secret spot on the banks of the Dart River then lead you on a very gentle ascent under a canopy of native beech forest where birdsong supplies an unrivalled, natural soundtrack. This is in an area where Guided Nature Walks is the only company allowed to walk through. Walking distance: 4 to 9 kms (optional - easy to moderate). Track: Unformed trails easy to moderate walking on leaves and moss. Departs at 8am

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Milford Track - Giants Gate. Credit: Graham Dainty / NZ Great Walks

Routeburn Track. Credit: Rob Suisted / NZ Great Walks

ROUTEBURN TRACK - Independent Walk (5 days/ 4 nights) Inclusions:

• Pre & Post 3 Star Accommodation 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.

sidles along the bluffs above Lake Harris before descending steadily through the wetlands and tussock covered flats to Routeburn Falls Hut located on the bush edge next to the cascades of the impressive RouteBurn Falls.

Day 4 - Routeburn Falls Hut to Routeburn Shelter car park (8.8 km / 2.5

– 4 hours) - The track descends steadily through beech forest and over a recent slip which offers views of the Routeburn Valley below and the Humboldt Mountains above before arriving at Routeburn Flats Hut. After crossing a swing bridge the track descends through the gorge past the Bridal Veil Falls and Sugarloaf stream. The track continues to wind down past the crystal clear Routeburn before crossing another swing bridge and arriving at the Routeburn Shelter car park.

Day 3 - Lake Mackenzie Hut to Routeburn Falls Hut (11.3 km / 4.5 – 6 hours) - A steady climb takes

you above Lake Mackenzie up onto the exposed Hollyford Faces, which offer expansive views over the Darren Mountains to the Tasman Sea beyond as you traverse through the 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

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Tongariro Northern Circuit. Credit: DOC -90 Seconds

TONGARIRO NORTHERN CIRCUIT - Independent Walk (6 days/5 nights) Inclusions:

• Pre & Post 3 Star Accommodation in Whakapapa National Park (Day 1 & Day 6) • Transportation ex National Park to and from the walk • 4 Day Walk with 3 nights in Department of Conservation Huts

INDEPENDENT WALKING GUIDE:

Day 2 - Whakapapa Village to Mangatepopo Hut (8.5 km/3 - 5 hours) - The track crosses many stream beds as it undulates its way past a series of volcanic cones and lava flows. Great views can be had of both Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro. The final hour of the walk skirts around the small volcanic cone of Pukekaikiore until you reach the Mangatepopo Valley and hut.

Day 3 - Mangatepopo Hut to Oturere Hut (12.8 km/5 hours) - The track follows the Mangatepopo Stream up the valley climbing over a succession of lava flows. A five minute side trip at the head of the valley takes you to Soda Springs, a cold spring that emerges from under an old lava flow. The steep climb to reach the Mangatepopo Saddle rewards climbers on a clear day with views of the valley and way to the west Mt Taranaki. A side trip (3 hours return) to the summit of Mt Ngauruhoe (2287m) is possible from here in fine weather. At the top of Red Crater there is access to the summit of Mt Tongariro (1967m). Blue lake is visible from this point, and a 30 minute side trip will take you there. From Red Crater follow the ridge down to the Emerald Lakes. From here the track descends steeply into the Oturere valley and waves its way through the jagged lava flows from past eruptions of Red Crater. The Oturere Hut is located on the eastern edge of these flows. Day 4 - Oturere Hut to Waihohonu Hut (7.5

km/3 hours) - After leaving the hut the track undu-lates southward over a number of stream valleys and open gravel fields. It then gradually sidles around the foothills

of Mt Ngauruhoe before descending into the valley to cross branches of the Waihohonu stream before climbing again. Waihohonu Hut is in the next valley.

Day 5 - Waihohonu Hut to Whakapapa Village (14.3 km/5 hours) - The track follows

the Waihohonu Stream west, gradually climbing to Tama Saddle. On reaching the saddle the track branches to the right to Tama Lakes. It is about a 10 minute walk to the lower lake and a further 35 minute climb up a steep ridge to the upper lake (allow 1hr 30mins return from the main track). Whakapapa Village is approximately 2 hours walk from the Tama Lakes junction.

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Kepler Track. Credit: Rob Suisted / NZ Great Walks

KEPLER TRACK - Independent Walk (6 days/5 nights) Inclusions:

• Pre & Post 3 Star Accommodation in Te Anau (Day 1 & Day 6) • Transportation ex Te Anau to and from the walk • 4 Day Walk with 3 nights in Department of Conservation Huts

INDEPENDENT WALKING GUIDE:

Day 2 - Kepler Track car park to Luxmore Hut

(13.8 km / 5 - 6 hours) - Follow the shores of Lake Te Anau through the beech forest until you reach Brod Bay. From here it is a steady climb through beech forest, passing under some impressive limestone bluffs before emerging above the bush line to panoramic views of the Te Anau Basin and surrounding mountains. It is a 45min walk across the tussock grasslands to Luxmore Hut (1085m). A popular side trip is to visit Luxmore Cave. Located 10 mins from the hut you will need a couple of torches per person, and it is advised to leave a note in the hut book stating you are going into the caves and the time you intend to return. Most people would spend up to 1 hour in the cave.

WHANGANUI JOURNEY - Kayak and Independent Walk (5 days/4 nights)

Forest Burn and Hanging Valley shelters before descending through a series of zig-zags to Iris Burn Hut which is situated in a large grassy clearing beside the Iris Burn River. The Iris Burn waterfall is a 20 minunte walk from the hut and well worth the time. At night, kiwi can often be heard calling near the hut.

Day 4 - Iris Burn Hut to Moturau Hut

(16.2 km/5 – 6 hours) - Today’s walk starts in Beech forest before climbing over a low saddle and passing a large slip before reaching Rocky Point. From here the track winds through a gorge and lowland beech and Podocarp forest before reaching the shores of stunning Lake Manapouri. Mouturau hut is situated on the shores of the lake, next to a beautiful beach which is excellent for swimming.

Day 5 - Moturau Hut to Kepler Track car park (15.5 km/4 - 5 hours) - This last day is a

moderate stroll through Beech forest before crossing a unique and fragile wetland to the Waiau River terrace along which you continue to the Rainbow Reach swing bridge. From here you continue to follow the Waiau River back to the Kepler Track car park.

Inclusions:

• Pre & Post 3 Star Accommodation in Whakapapa National Park (Day 1 & Day 5) • Transportation ex National Park to and from the river • 3 Day Canoe Hire and Equipment • 2 nights in Department of Conservation Huts

INDEPENDENT WALKING GUIDE:

Day 2 - Whakahoro to John Coull Hut (37.5 km

/7 hrs) - Below Whakahoro you enter the scenic middle reaches of the river. Here you will paddle through deep gorges draped in vegetation and often featuring numerous waterfalls after heavy rain. Past Mangapapa Campsite take a long loop around the Kirikiriroa Peninsula before passing Tarepokioere Rapid and then a large overhang known as Tamatea’s Cave. Please do not enter the cave, which is wãhi tapu (a scared place). Below Ohauora Campsite enter the long Otaihanga Reach which leads you to your overnight stop at John Coull Hut. To avoid losing your canoe or kayak to possible rising river levels, remember to haul it high up on the bank and tie it to something secure.

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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

Rakiura Track. Credit: DOC -90 Seconds

RAKIURA TRACK - Independent Walk (5 days/4 nights) Inclusions:

• Pre 3 Star Accommodation at Bella Vista in Invercargill • Post 3 Star Accommodation 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 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.

*Please enquire about child rates (8-14yrs)

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.

The track crosses several bridged creeks before reaching the shores of Paterson Inlet and North Arm Hut.

Day 4 - North Arm Hut to Halfmoon Bay (Oban) (11 km / 4 - 4.5 hours)- Follow the original

sawmill track through the Kamahi and rimu trees that forest the shoreline of Paterson Inlet. Travel through secluded bays, pass historic mill sites, and watch wading birds feeding on the tidal mudflats. Finally, take the ‘main road’ back to Oban.

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Abel Tasman. Credit: DOC -90 Seconds

ABEL TASMAN - Kayak and Independent Walk (5 days/4 nights)

Day 2 - Halfmoon Bay (Oban) to Port William Hut (8.1 km / 3 - 4 hours )- Departing from

the Department of Conservation visitor centre in Oban, walk down Main Road and make your way on to Lee Bay. Step through the chain link sculpture commissioned to recognise the forming of Rakiura National Park. Today’s walk follows the coast as you pass from Lee Bay to picturesque Little River and onto Māori Beach, once the home of several sawmills and a school. Today all that remains of this once thriving community is an old boiler. From here it is a walk along a sweeping beach before crossing a swing bridge and climbing up the forested ridge before dropping down to Magnetic Beach. Port William Hut is located at the end of the beach.

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 3 - Whakahoro to John Coull Hut (29 km / 5

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

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Inclusions:

• Pre & Post 3 Star Accommodation in Nelson (Day 1 & Day 5) • Transportation ex Nelson to and from the walk • 3 Day Kayak Hire and Equipment • Walk with 2 nights in Department of Conservation Huts

INDEPENDENT WALKING GUIDE:

Day 2 - Kayak Marahau to Anchorage Hut

(Paddling 3 - 4 hours / Walk 1.2 hours) - On arrival in Marahau you will collect your kayak and receive a map orientation and a full briefing on safety and weather before starting the first part of your sea kayaking experience to Anchorage Hut. Explore the coastal area kayaking through the pristine emerald coloured waters along the Abel Tasman Coast. Explore the islands, abundant wildlife and beautiful beaches along the way. Once at the hut you may wish to stretch your legs after your days paddling. Just past the Anchorage campsite a signposted track will take you across a low ridge to the crescent shaped Te Pukatea Bay and onto Pitt head, an old pa site. This 1hr 20min loop track offers stunning views of the Abel Tasman coast.

Day 3 - Anchorage Hut to Onetahuti/ Onetahuti to Awaroa Hut (Paddling 3 - 4 hours

/ Walk 2 hours) - This morning paddle your way from Anchorage to Onetahuti. Kayak through the middle of

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the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. On arrival at Onetahuti you will need to leave your kayaks here before continuing on the next part of your journey. Cross the tidal stream and follow the track that climbs through bush over Tonga Saddle and then decends to Awarao Inlet, following the shoreline to Awaroa Hut. Note: The stream can be only be crossed within 3 hours either side of low tide.

Day 4 - Awaroa Hut to Totaranui Campsite - Depending on tide times there are

two alternative outcomes for the Abel Tasman Experience: Morning tide - You have the option of walking to Totaranui (5.5km / 1.5 hours walking). Awaroa Inlet can only be crossed 1 ½ hours before or up to 2 hours after low tide. Afternoon tide You will be picked up by water taxi from Awaroa if you are unable to make the morning tide crossing to Totaranui. Please note: A full itinerary and tide times will be provided once your package has been confirmed. Our experienced staff at Just New Zealand Walks will discuss this in detail with you prior to your departure.

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5 DAY MILFORD TRACK GUIDED WALK

3 DAY ROUTEBURN TRACK GUIDED WALK

Described as the ‘Finest Walk in the World’, this 53km guided trek is New Zealand’s most famous. The memories will last a lifetime and the sense of achievement is awesome! Departures: Daily from 1st November to 18th April

Day Prior:

Pre-track briefing. Check-in at 4.45pm

Day 1:

Queenstown to Glade House - Coach from Queenstown, stopping for lunch at Te Anau. Then cruise across lake Te Anau to commence the first 1.6km of the track, arriving at historic Glade House for the night.

Day 2:

Glade House to Pompolona Lodge - A 16km walk, crossing the Clinton River before you walk up the valley to Hirere Falls lunch shelter. The beech forest gets more luxuriant the farther you go, until it releases you onto the Prairie. It’s a short climb to Pompolona Lodge from here.

Day 3:

Pompolona Lodge to Quintin Lodge -These 15km's are the most demanding, especially in inclement weather. The track leads to Lake Mintaro at the head of the Clinton Valley, before climbing the Mackinnon Pass in a series of zigzags. Take your time. At the top you will be rewarded with spectacular panorama views, and lunch at Pass Hut. It is a steep and rocky descent into the Arthur Valley so you will welcome a drink and snack at Quintin Lodge. This should be enough to refresh you for the optional 90 minute round trip to Sutherland Falls, the world's fifth highest waterfall.

Day 4:

Quintin Lodge to Mitre Peak Lodge - The last 21km is dotted with some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Fiordland National Park. The final stretch of track follows tranquil Lake Ada to Sandfly Point where you will take a short launch trip to the renowned Mitre Peak Lodge.

Day 5:

Milford Sound to Queenstown - Wake to the tranquillity of Fiordland and after breakfast experience a magical cruise on Milford Sound – often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. Then it’s time to board the coach for a scenic drive through the heart of the National Park, including the spectacular Homer Tunnel and back to Queenstown.

A 3 day alpine adventure through World Heritage Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks. We challenge you not to fall in love with this awe-inspiring scenery. Departures: 5 days a week in November and April; December – March 7 days a week with Tuesday and Sunday departures joining with the Grand Traverse.

Day Prior:

Pre-track briefing. Check-in at 3.45pm

Day 1:

Queenstown to Lake Mackenzie – Coach from Queenstown to the Divide on the scenic Milford Road, stopping at Te Anau for morning tea. Starting at the Divide, it is a 12km walk through ancient moss-laden forests to Key summit, then on to Lake Howden for lunch. The track gradually climbs before descending to the Lodge at Lake Mackenzie.

Day 2:

Lake Mackenzie to Routeburn Falls -A 11km walk, wind your way up through the forest from Lake Mackenzie to reach the full vista of the Darran Mountains across the Hollyford Valley. After lunch at Harris Saddle and the spectacular optional Conical Hill walk, descend around Lake Harris to the upper basins of the Routeburn Valley. Spend your final night at the beautifully located Routeburn Falls Lodge.

Day 3:

Routeburn Falls to Queenstown - The last 9 km descends down to the alpine pastures of the Routeburn Flats. The track shadows the river through the beech forest to the Road End, stop for lunch on the way. A coach will take you back to Queenstown after stopping in Glenorchy for a celebratory drink.

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Milford Track Per Adult ex Te Anau / Queenstown Departs Daily 01-30 Nov 19 01 Dec 19 - 31 Mar 20 01-22 Apr 20

Multi Share Bunk Room

Private Ensuite Queen or Twin#

£1,330 £1,528 £1,330

£1,703 £1,901 £1,703

Inclusions: All transport from and to Queenstown, 4 nights Lodge accommodation, all meals from lunch day 1 to lunch day 5 use of quality backpacks and PVC raincoats (if required), the service of expert guides. #Private single person rates on application

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Routeburn Per Adult ex Queenstown Departs Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri and Sat 01-30 Nov 19 01 Dec 19 - 31 Mar 20 01-22 Apr 20

Multi Share Bunk Room

Private Ensuite Queen or Twin#

£897 £1,024 £897

£1,214 £1,345 £1,214

Inclusions: All transport from and to Queenstown, 2 nights Lodge accommodation, all meals from lunch day 1 to lunch day 3, use of quality backpacks and PVC raincoats (if required), the service of expert guides. #Note: Rates on application for the 6 day/5 night Grand Traverse (Routeburn and Greenstone Valley Combo)


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.

Sometimes it’s hard to fit everything in on your holiday wish list, so the Encounter Guided Day Walks have been specifically designed for people with limited time. All you need is sturdy shoes, warm clothes and a bottle of water, Ultimate Hikes will take care of the rest, including rain jackets, day packs, pick up and drop off service, a scrumptious lunch and fantastic guides.

Day Prior:

Pre-track briefing. Check-in at 4.45pm

Day 1-4

As per Milford Track itinerary

Day 5

Morning cruise on the breathtaking Milford Sound then coach to Te Anau. Remainder of day free, overnight Te Anau Hotel included (room only)

Day 6-8

As per the Routeburn Track itinerary. Meeting at the Ultimate Hikes Office, Te Anau.

The Classic Walk Per Adult ex Te Anau / Queenstown Departs Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat 01-30 Nov 19 01 Dec 19 - 31 Mar 20 01-22 Apr 20

Multi Share Bunk Room

Private Ensuite Queen or Twin#

£2,226 £2,551 £2,226

£2,916 £3,245 £2,916

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

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Queenstown - Routeburn Track Encounter - Experience the renowned Routeburn Track departing from Queenstown. Enter a spectacular beech forest – the track is smooth and wide, allowing you to look for birds as they flit through the trees. It follows the Routeburn River as it roars through a magnficent gorge. At Lunch your guides will find a tranquil spot to picnic before you return along the same track. Distance walked varies but is approximately 15km. Operates 01 Nov – 19 Apr.

Te Anau - Milford Track Encounter - Experience the world-famous Milford Track in a relaxed and nonchallenging way on an 11km day walk, departing from Lake Te Anau. After driving along the shores of the lake, you will take a 1hr boat trip to the start of the track. From here it is a short walk to the historic Glade House for a fabulous lunch. Continue along the Clinton River through rich Beech Forest, then up the Glade Burn Track for a fantastic view of Lake Te Anau before descending down a dry river bed to the return boat. Operates 1st Nov -18 Apr. Note: Available ex Queenstown for an additional £60pp

Fully Guided One Day Walks 01 Nov 19 - 23 Apr 20

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£107

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£69

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£119

£78

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Some examples of the accommodation provided:

Quintin Lodge

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THE HUMP RIDGE TRACK, FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK The Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track is a 3 day loop walk that takes hikers along the south coast of New Zealand, up to the sub-alpine zone of the Hump Ridge and over historic viaducts in the heart of native forest. Our two backcountry lodges are in superb locations, each offering a unique stopping point along the walk. Ours is the only walking track in Fiordland that offers upgrade facilities to independent trampers. Enjoy a hot shower and super king-sized bed on your tramp. Helipacking available every Thursday or for Guided Walkers every Friday. Each of our lodges has disabled facilities and wheelchair access to/from the helipad, ensuring that everyone can enjoy a wilderness experience. Heard it’s a long walk? Then consider the exhilaration of the Wairaurahiri Jet Boat option. Take 3 hours off the last day’s walk and thrill to a spectacular jet boat ride up grade 3 rapids on the wild Wairaurahiri River across Lake Hauroko and returning by road Tuatapere.

HISTORIC/JET BOAT COMBO ADDON: For walkers wanting a shorter walk with a wilderness Jet Boat trip! To get a taste of the magnificent scenery this combo can be added to any of the above walks for just $189 per person (in addition to the cost of your walk).

GUIDED PACKAGE - Let us show you more wilderness and less people with our Guided Walk For the walker wanting a fully guided experience Humpridge has the solution. Your adventure begins at our office in Tuatapere, where you learn about the track and get to know your guide before checking into your accommodation. From there the adventure begins! • Departs Fridays and sometimes on a Tuesday, depending on demand • 3 days/3 nights • Thursday night pre-walk B&B accommodation at The Cliffs.

• Departs daily – Prior booking essential • This option can be added to any Freedom, Prime package or Guided Package • Start with a 4WD option to Trackburn, then 20km relatively flat walk to the Percy Burn Viaduct. One night stay over at Percy Burn Hut, then on to the Wairaurahiri River, to catch the jet boat up river for 35km. They will then drive you back to the Tuatapere office. • Alternatively head back to the jet boats on Day 3 from Port Craig Lodge, and come out upriver with the jet boats.

• Transport from The Cliffs to meet the chopper to start your experience. • Multi share accommodation & a hot shower with all linen supplied or upgrade to a Private Double or Twin Premium room with shared bathroom facilities. • A short helicopter flight to take you across Te Waewae Bay on Day 1 • Heli-pack your pack (max 15kg) up the hill to Okaka on Day 1. • A day pack is all you’ll need to carry your lunch, wet weather gear and a change of clothes • Fully catered with cooked breakfasts, packed lunches and 3 course dinners. Snacks and fresh fruit also provided

FREEDOM PACKAGE - The classic independent walk Our Prime Package Walks have been customised for the independent walker looking for a little luxury. Our modern backcountry lodges at Okaka and Port Craig are in superb locations. At almost 1000m, Okaka Lodge is the highest point on the track. Port Craig lodge, at sea level, offers trampers the chance to soak weary limbs in the Southern Ocean. • Departs every day except Guided Walker days (Fridays) • Fridays in reverse can be possible - enquire

The Hump Ridge Track packages - 25 Oct 19 - 19 Apr 20

• 3 days/2 nights • Multi share accommodation at Okaka & Port Craig Lodges • Hot porridge & brown sugar for breakfast each day • Optional extra’s available: showers, sleeping bags, Private Premium rooms

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HOLLYFORD TRACK GUIDED WALK Located in the magnificent Fiordland National Park, the dramatic Hollyford Valley is New Zealand’s wilderness at its most undisturbed and inspiring. Geologically spectacular and ever changing, your Hollyford Track experience is one of snow-capped mountains, ancient rainforests, pristine rivers and lakes, cascading waterfalls, remote sand dunes and pounding surf. The sheer diversity of vegetation and wildlife in this one valley is truly unparalleled. Your expert guide will bring to life captivating stories of the original Māori and early pioneers, while enjoying first rate cuisine and personal service with a small groups in comfortable private lodges. The trip concludes with a scenic helicopter flight into Milford Sound.

Begin your day with a short walk to Lake Alabaster. Cross Fiordland’s longest swing bridge and then enjoy a captivating Jet Boat journey down the Hollyford River and across Lake McKerrow to the historic site of Jamestown. Walk through the ancient Podocarp forest with huge Rimu, Totara and Kahikatea trees wrapped in massive Rata vines. Then visit the fur seal colony at Long Reef on the wild West Coast. Spend the night at Martins Bay Lodge. Walking Distance: Approx. 15kms (9 miles) 4-5 hours of walking out and about for up to 10 hours!

• Captivating jet boat journey • Scenic helicopter flight from Martin’s Bay to Milford Sound • Use of backpacks, rain jackets if required, bedding, towels, soap, shampoo and hairdryers

• Pre-departure briefing • Experienced guides • 2 nights accommodation and all meals on the track

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Travel by Jet Boat to the beach and explore the seven kilometre Martins Bay Beach. Later enjoy a scenic helicopter flight from remote Martin’s Bay, flying over pristine rivers, dramatic alpine vistas and glacial formations, thundering waterfalls, wild coastline and down the length of majestic Milford Sound, landing at Milford Airport to board your coach for your return journey to Queenstown or Te Anau. Arrive back in Te Anau by 4.30pm and Queenstown by approx 7pm. Walking Distance: Approx. 8.5kms (5 miles) 3-5 hours of walking.

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Little Home Falls

Pyke River Lodge

Sunshine Hut Mt Madeline (2537) Mt Tutoko (2746)

FAQ’s - Frequently Asked Questions Fitness: As a valley walk this is an achievable walk for all ages (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 and 3 it is transported for you so all you carry is a day pack.

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6.30am (approx) coach from Queenstown. Those starting in Te Anau join the trip at 8.25am and travel on to the start of the Track. Then re-trace the footsteps of early explorers along the Hollyford River to Pyke River Lodge. As the Track undulates gently through native beech forest and beside tumbling waterfalls enjoy interesting historical tales and interpretation of the forest and bird life. In the evening you can visit the nearby glow-worm colony. Walking Distance: Approx. 19.5kms (12 miles) 5-7 hours of walking.

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Accommodation: Well appointed lodges with dining and lounge areas, open fires and drying rooms. Shared bathrooms with flush toilets and showers. Towels, shampoo, soap, hairdryers provided. Bedrooms are twin share with linen, duvets and hot water bottles provided. Generator power is available till 10pm. Meals: 3 course evening meal prepared by your lodge hosts, full breakfast and wilderness lunches ANZCRO will provide you with a full Gear List and all important notes prior to departure.

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BEYOND IMAGINATION Aotearoa rewards the intrepid traveller with experiences beyond imagination. Take the road less travelled and immerse yourself in an unforgettable escape that captures the magic of New Zealand.

OFF THE

BEATEN

TRACK EXPERIENCES

Landsborough Valley. Photo Credit: Go Orange

Discover remote parts of the country at a relaxed pace on multi-night voyages aboard a purpose-built vessel. Experience New Zealand’s third and southernmost island, Rakiura (Stewart island), a place of rare beauty and solitude with ancient rainforests and an abundance of native wildlife. Connect with the rich and spectacular landscapes of Breaksea and Dusky Sounds; these waters are renowned for fur seals and bottlenose dolphins. Cruise southwest Fiordland for a unique combination of adventure, history, and natural beauty in the extreme isolation of this inspirational wilderness.

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Take on the rugged West Coast on a three-day rafting adventure through the dense rainforest of Landsborough Valley; a perfect mix of tranquillity and excitement. Rail trails throughout the country traverse some outstanding scenery. The Otago Rail Trail showcases the region’s vast open spaces and golden tussock-land, and includes eerie tunnels, abandoned gold diggings, and historic buildings in styles from agrarian to Art Deco. Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail leads riders from our highest mountains in the heart of the Southern Alps, past great

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lakes and rivers, and down to the Pacific Ocean at the historic coastal town of Ōamaru. In Te Ika-a-Māui, the North Island, Hauraki Cycle Trail crosses the plains at the base of Coromandel Peninsula – from native pōhutukawa trees on the Thames Coast, through lush Waikato farmland and the stunning Karangahake Gorge.


LANDSBOROUGH

RAFTING

Immerse yourself in the rugged wilderness of the West Coast on a three-day guided rafting adventure. Traverse some of New Zealand’s most remote and untouched alpine scenery while paddling grade 3-4 rapids of the Landsborough Valley. Pass through native bush, float past glaciers and look out for the local wildlife as you make your way toward two set-up campsites. All meals, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are catered for during your intrepid experience. All rafting gear and meals are provided, and we will advise what to bring to make your trip comfortable and enjoyable. The Landsborough is a perfect mix of tranquillity and pure adventure. With a maximum of 14 people, this experience is perfect for those wanting to embark on a multi-adventure into the untouched, remote wilderness of the West Coast. Follow the river through the mountains as you get off the beaten track and truly Go Beyond.

Included in the adventure: • Pre-trip briefing

• Transfers from Queenstown to Go Orange rafting base • Transfer to Clarke's Bluff via Makarora • Scenic flight by helicopter to Landsborough ‘put-in'. • Full wetsuit, rafting clothing and safety equipment • 3-course meals, wine + beer • Camping equipment • Experienced guides and safety kayaker • Accommodation in tents • Extensive safety briefing

Day 2 - This day begins with a leisurely breakfast, catered specifically to

your dietary requirements in preparation for your day of rafting adventure. The guides will conduct a full safety brief and induct you on river protocol before you depart. Today you will raft for five hours enjoying Whitewater action and flat-water scenic sections. Expect to be paddling against grade 3-4 rapids through the Landsborough valley passing dense rain forest, hanging glaciers and the native wildlife. The Whitewater action on the first day of adventure is thrilling, paired with outstanding scenery making this experience truly unique. With no cell reception for the duration of your experience, this remote wilderness location is the perfect place to switch off from the outside world. Mix adrenaline with adventure for this expedition style of rafting, far from your standard rafting experience.

• Wilderness white-water rafting on the Landsborough River • Transfer/ return travel Queenstown

What to bring

• Swimsuit and Towel • Sleeping Bag • Personal Clothing and toiletries, a full gear list is available • Small amount of money for extra food and drinks at either end of the trip

• Please leave all valuables behind

Stop to enjoy a deli-style picnic lunch above the Hellfire Rapid before continuing through to Harpers Bluff, the location of your second camp. Before setting up for the night you have the opportunity to enjoy the water, from the water. Jump in, take a swim and float through the pristine blue waters of the gorge. This trip is as much about wilderness exploration as it is adrenaline.

Day 1 - Start your adventure in Queenstown where the Go Orange

Rafting guides will meet you, the team will collect and take care of all your belongings and luggage. A three-hour drive to Clarke Bluff via Wanaka and Makarora will take you through two of New Zealand’s must-see locations. The next section of the adventure includes exploring the sky. A helicopter waits for your arrival for a scenic flight over the Landsborough valley. Camp one, with tents already erected and a communal area to socialise in, will be ready, here you can relax or if you haven’t had enough adventure for the day, take the optional half an hour walk up the river for views of the glaciers and stunning river, exploring your magnificent surrounds. Return to camp for a delicious three-course meal prepared for you by the guides.

Arrive at the already established campsite, your second location is equipped with full hot showers, to bring those leisurely home comforts to the west coast. Use your free time at camp for more exploring. Walk along the shore or through the forest and even try a spot of fishing before dinner is once again prepared for you. Continue indulging a range of New Zealand’s finest cuisine on night two, including locally sourced meats and seafood. Sample beer and wine also sourced from our home country as you sit around the campfire. Watch the sunset on your day's adventure, a perfect moment for reflection.

Day 3 - Before departing on your final day down the river you will enjoy

another a hearty breakfast, setting you up for the day’s activities. Your raft and guides await to navigate the final section of river down to Purple Creek, our take-out point and the conclusion of the rafting portion of the adventure. For the last time, the guides will prepare a delicious lunch for you to enjoy relaxing in the spectacular backcountry. Today you will get to experience a bush walk through native forest and explore the resident waterfalls in the area. Here you will see the raw beauty of New Zealand’s wild west coast - what it is so famously known for. Enjoy glacial fed streams, towering waterfalls which you will be encouraged to swim under. This bespoke canyoning style experience is the perfect finish to your west coast expedition. Upon departing the river, you will be offered hot showers and a chance to freshen up in our changing facility. A comfortable coach transfer will then greet you. The drive will take around three hours to your final destination, Queenstown.

This experience is a must do for those who would like to experience the true New Zealand wilderness. The spectacular scenery of the West Coast and heart pumping white water provides a top-class experience through the heart of the Southern Alps.

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Operated by Go Orange

21 Nov 19 - 31 Mar 20 & 23 Nov 20 - 31 Mar 21

Landsborough Rafting 3 Days + 2 Nights - ex Queenstown

Per Person

£1,195

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CYCLE TOURS

NEW ZEALAND

Here are a selection of cycle tours giving you an unforgettable way to take in New Zealand's breathtaking scenery while discovering hidden gems along the way. Lake-Pukaki,-Canterbury Photo Credit: Miles Holden

OTAGO CENTRAL

RAIL TRAIL

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS - 152KMS This independent cycle adventure is a 5 day/4 night tour on the Otago Central Rail Trail. Cycling 3.5 to 4.5 hours per day on a vehicle free trail with an easy gradient. Amazing scenery whilst riding over viaducts, through tunnels and encountering old historic hotels staying in twin/double share accommodation. Cyclists will experience wonderful local cuisine and meet colourful local people. Adding to your experience is your side trip to the historic township of Naseby to go curling which is always a bit of a laugh and great fun. Package also includes transport through to Naseby and return for curling experience and tour of Naseby.

Inclusions:

• Cycle equipment which includes bicycle, helmet, repair kit, panniers, odometer and trail documentation

• Luggage transfers - Luggage storage for excess luggage available if returning to Clyde after cycling.

• Transport: Queenstown to Clyde (departs 7.45am) - includes hotel pick up.

• All ensuite or private bathroom accommodation based on twin/double share with breakfast included

• Transport to Naseby for curling and town visit. • Transport: Middlemarch to Pukerangi (departing 4.40pm) • Transport: Middlemarch to Clyde or Queenstown if required instead of the train (Hotel drop off)

• Option of transport if you do not wish to cycle one of the days – pick up and drop off from your accommodation on the trail.

• Straight through bags from one end of the trail to the other • Taieri Gorge Train from Pukerangi to Dunedin (arriving at Dunedin Railway Station at 7.30pm)

**Clients are required to make their own way from the Dunedin train station to their accommodation**

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DAY 1: Clyde to Alexandra - Distance: 8 or 16 kms Your adventure starts in Queenstown where you will be picked up by bus from your accommodation to be taken to the Trail Journeys Clyde depot. Upon arrival you will be briefed on your tour, fitted with your bikes then start your cycling adventure. From Clyde you can cycle past vineyards and over an old wooden trestle bridge on the ride to Alexandra. For the more adventurous, there is the option of riding on the Clutha River Centennial Track to Alexandra which adds another 8km to your cycle ride. Alternatively, if you want to do more riding there is a good 20km ride (10km each way) on the Roxburgh Gorge trail following the Clutha River to Doctors Point and back.

DAY 2: Alexandra to Omakau - Distance: 29 kms From Alexandra you bike to Chatto Creek where this is a good option to stop for lunch at the Chatto Creek Tavern (winner of the best country pub 2015). After lunch you cycle up Tiger Hill, an easy gradient of 1 in 50. From the top of Tiger Hill it is all downhill to your overnight accommodation in Omakau. This afternoon we suggest you head over to Ophir where there are many historic buildings and the Daniel O’Connell Suspension Bridge (cycle the loop a total distance of 6-7km).

Daisybank and Hyde alongside the Taieri River which crosses the Capburn Bridge, Price’s Creek Viaduct and the last tunnel which is 152m long before you arrive at your accommodation this night in Hyde.

DAY 5: Hyde to Middlemarch - Distance: 29 kms Travel from Hyde passing 3 former train stations and the site of the Hyde Rail disaster where 21 lives were lost in 1943. Continue along to the end of the trail at Middlemarch. There are no opportunities to purchase food until you get to Middlemarch where there are a couple of cafes available for lunch. As the Rail Trail finishes at Middlemarch you need to drop your bikes off at our depot. You will be able to access showers here. From here Trail Journeys will transfer you to Pukerangi to connect directly to the Taieri Gorge Tourist Train for a 2-hour rail experience through the rugged and unforgiving Taieri Gorge onto Dunedin. Transport back to Queenstown by bus can also be arranged if you do not want to finish in Dunedin.

DAY 3: Omakau to Wedderburn - Distance: 42 kms From Omakau cycle onto Lauder where you begin one of the most spectacular sections of the trail, the Poolburn Gorge. This is home to the rare New Zealand Falcon. You will travel through two tunnels and cross the 37m high Poolburn Viaduct, through the Ida Valley and onto Oturehua where lunch options are available. You will cycle from Oturehua onto your accommodation at Wedderburn where you will be picked up that afternoon for your curling experience and tour of Naseby. We suggest your evening meal at Wedderburn Tavern which is just a short walk from your accommodation.

DAY 4: Wedderburn to Hyde - Distance: 44 kms From Wedderburn the trail is mostly downhill to Ranfurly, the Art Deco Capital of Otago. We suggest you stop here for morning tea. From here you cross the Maniototo Plains onto Waipiata where you could have your lunch at the local Tavern. After lunch the days highlight must be the lovely trail section between

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Otago Central Rail Trail

Per person

Adult - Twin Share

£1,115 £1,383

Adult - Single

PLEASE NOTE: If cycling outside our main season of 1st October – 30th April, you will need to take your additional clothes with you as we do not provide a luggage transfer service over this period. We can transfer other suitcases through to where you finish.


HAURAKI

CYCLE TRAIL

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS - 82KMS

A raft of interesting adventures awaits Hauraki Cycle Trail riders, from amazing food experiences to making human connections with those encountered along the way. Dubbed the easiest cycle track in New Zealand, the Grade One Trail designed to excite and delight and showcases some of the best scenery the Coromandel Peninsula has to offer. We suggest riders start their journey with an overnight in either Miranda – with its natural hot springs or in the historic town of at Thames before making an early start in the morning for the first day of the ride. Inclusions:

• Cycle equipment which includes bicycle and helmet • Luggage transfers

• 2 nights’ accommodation on a room only basis

• Transport: Return Sherpa bus transport to your vehicle

DAY 1: Miranda to Thames - Distance 45kms Start the trail at Miranda Hot Springs and Holiday Park. Heading north 5 km takes you to the Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre. Heading back to the trail takes you to the farming settlement of Waitakaruru where food is available at the local diary. The next stop along the way is the ‘Bugger’ café where the aim is for you to have a bit of fun! The trail takes you through Kopu and then on to the historic township of Thames.

DAY 2: Thames to Paeroa -Distance: 34 kms Starting at the historic Shortland Wharf, the oldest and only surviving wharf built to service Thames after the proclamation of the goldfield, this panoramic leg of the trail offers expansive views of the towering bushclad Coromandel Ranges. Meandering alongside the tidal Waihou River into the heartland of dairy farming, the Trail passes through Matatoki, home of artisan cheese makers. The Puriri Tavern and the Convenient Cow offer food and drinks. A secondary trail branches off to the Historical Maritime Park & Musuem, home of the early shipping history of Paeroa.

You have 2 options as to where you stay on Day 2. You can either continue to Waihi or stay over in Paeroa and chose Waihi or Te Aroha on your final day.

DAY 3: Paeora to Waihi (option 1) - Distance: 24 kms “World famous in New Zealand”, the Lemon & Paeroa soft drink put Paeroa on the map. Paeroa is known as the “Antiques Town of New Zealand”. This leg of the Trail is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque cycle rides in New Zealand, with the spectacular Karangahake Gorge, voted one of the “fourteen wonders of New Zealand” and one of “101 must-do’s for Kiwis”. The 2.5 km Windows Walk is a must. Back on your bike you enter the 1.1km Karangahake Rail tunnel. Carved out of solid rock and 1million bricks, the

tunnel is a highlight for riders of all ages. The trail passes The Karangahake Winery, the Owharoa Falls and The Victoria Battery, where ore from Waihi’s rich mines was once extracted.

DAY 3: Waihi to Te Aroha (option 2) - Distance: 35 kms or 45 kms if taking the train Day three offers riders the opportunity to ride the Goldfields Vintage Railway, a 10 km train ride to the Waikino Station. Back through the Karangahake Gorge, with time to catch up on anything missed the day before, and on to Paeroa. From Paeroa it is a 21km ride to Te Aroha. Lush, green pastural scenery is plentiful on this final leg of the journey, with the 952m Mount Te Aroha (“The Mountain of Love”) - the highest point on the Kaimai Range – signaling your arrival. Nestled at the base of Mount Te Aroha, the historic spa town is home to Mokena Geyser, the world’s only natural soda water geyser. Finish your ride with a relaxing spa at the mineral springs.

Hauraki Cycle Trail

Per person

Adult - Twin Share

£453 £728

Adult - Single

ALPS TO OCEAN TRAIL

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS - 135KMS

If you’re short for time, this self-guided upper trail itinerary is the perfect way to enjoy the most dramatic landscapes of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail in just 3 days. Explore the golden-tussock lands of the Mackenzie Country and lake-side cycle trails of Lake Pukaki and Lake Ohau, from the base of the mighty Southern Alps to the small alpine village of Omarama. A shuttle back to Twizel is included at the end of your trip or we can add an extra night in Omarama to give you the chance to further explore this town. DAY 1: Arrive in Twizel Inclusions:

• Transfers between the Cycle Journeys Depot and your accommodation upon arrival

We recommend allowing a day of travel to get to Twizel from Christchurch or Queenstown. Take the afternoon to explore this rural township before spending the night

• Bike Hire for 3 days - your choice of bike style, helmet and

DAY 2: Mount Cook, Jollie River or Tekapo to Twizel Distance: 55km

• Shuttle to Alps 2 Ocean trail start

An early morning shuttle will take you to Tekapo. On the drive over witness a beautiful sunrise before we stop for breakfast at Lake Tekapo and then begin our cycle back to Twizel. Stay the night in Twizel.

rear rack bags (E bikes are available)

• Luggage Transfers each day • 3 nights’ Accommodation

(Standard and Superior options available)

• 1 Dinner, 1 Breakfast and 1 Packed Lunch • Trip itinerary, directions and trail map info

DAY 3: Twizel to Lake Ohau Lodge - Distance: 38km Cycle the sealed canal roads from Twizel to edge of Lake Ohau before following the dedicated lakeside cycle trail around to Lake Ohau Lodge. Stay the night at Lake Ohau.

DAY 4: Lake Ohau Lodge to Omarama - Distance: 42km Cycle to the top of the Tarnbrae highpoint, overlooking Lake Ohau and the Mackenzie plains before heading downhill through the Quailburn. Take a 7km detour to the Clay Cliff rock formations if you have the time. You will finish the ride in Omarama and your shuttle will be waiting to transfer you back to Twizel however we suggest staying the night in Omarama and relaxing in the woodfired Omarama Hot Tubs (optional extra).

Alps to Ocean Trail

Per Person

Standard Twin Share

£417 £493

Superior Twin Share

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DISCOVERY EXPEDITIONS Explore an untouched world as it once was on-board our multi-day Discovery Expeditions.

Join the crew of the Milford Wanderer, a modern motorised vessel purpose built for the southern New Zealand waters, and travel to isolated places that very few people get to experience. It’s a voyage of discovery through some of the most isolated and beautiful regions in New Zealand.

Stewart Island Discovery Expeditions - Discover the

Choose from five to seven-day expeditions of Fiordland, or six days around New Zealand's third and southernmost island - Stewart Island. The various itineraries cover the southern Doubtful, Breaksea and Dusky Sounds, Chalky and Preservation Inlets and, when travelling down the east coast, the old whaling station at Prices Inlet on Stewart Island.

Your journey starts with a cruise across Foveaux Strait from Bluff to Stewart Island’s eastern shoreline. After boarding the Milford Wanderer, you’ll spend the next six days cruising some of the most magical waters in New Zealand, venturing ashore regularly for guided walks and visits to historic sites. You may even be lucky enough to see the Southern brown kiwi.

magic of New Zealand's third island on a six-day expedition of Stewart Island. Most of Stewart Island is part of the Rakiura National Park with settlement mainly confined to Oban, the only township. The island’s densely forested hills, tiny population and untouched coastline of rocky outcrops and creamy golden sand beaches make it a natural refuge for marine and bird life and a wonderful destination for people who value nature and wild places.

By following part of Captain Cook's historic 1773 voyage, Discovery Expeditions offer insights into inaccessible and stunning landscapes of the world as it once was. With a maximum of 32 passengers per trip you can be ensured of an intimate, exclusive experience. The skipper, crew and nature guides are all trained professionals, with an in-depth knowledge of Southern New Zealand and of the Milford Wanderer. They enjoy sharing this magnificent region and their enthusiasm is infectious!

Our crew don’t just sail the vessel, they will do everything they can to ensure that passengers have the very best cruise experience. Often a real feeling of camaraderie develops during a Discovery Expedition with many good friendships made.

The on-board nature guides are experienced guides who are passionate about southern New Zealand, its wildlife and history and providing illuminating commentaries throughout the expedition. We have planned our Discovery Expedition activities so there really is something for everyone. Stroll along tidal beaches, visit historical sites, kayak or simply enjoy relaxing on-board.

Preservation Inlet Discovery Expeditions - Join us on this sevenday voyage of discovery, exploring five of New Zealand’s southernmost and seldom visited fiords; Chalky and Preservation Inlets as well as the stunning Doubtful, Dusky and Breaksea Sounds. Preservation and Chalky Inlets offer remote wind-swept coastlines and grand sweeping beaches. In the past, the natural harbours in this area attracted early whalers and miners. Only a few traces of their attempts to tame the landscape still remain. You’ll experience the extreme isolation of this inspirational wilderness, its beauty, wildlife and fascinating history.

Dusky Sound Discovery Expeditions - Follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook and explore an untouched world on this five-day expedition. Cruise and discover the remote south-west fiords of Breaksea and Dusky Sounds at a pace that lets you connect with their rich and spectacular landscapes. With more than 350 islands, these incredibly beautiful fiords offer many idyllic spots for mooring and trips ashore.

The Dusky Sound Discovery Expedition will also take you to Doubtful Sound, well known for its wildlife, including fur seals and a resident pod of bottlenose dolphins.

Discovery Expeditions from

Per Person

Preservation Inlet Discovery Expeditions

£2,091 £1,793 £1,643

Dusky Sound Discovery Expeditions Stewart Island Discovery Expeditions

156

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INDEPENDENT

COACH TOURS

BENEFITS OF THRIFTY TOURS INDEPENDENT TOURING:

»» Daily departures, with no minimum passenger numbers »» Extra days can be added at time of booking

INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR:

»» Transport throughout by coach, train or ferry (using scheduled services) on local services »» Accommodation on a twin share basis

»» Visit major sightseeing attractions

»» Sightseeing activities unless stated as optional

»» Full commentary provided on most coach journeys

Please note: these tours are not fully escorted coach tours. Pre and Post tour transfers can be arranged at additional cost.

»» Variety of modern coaches, trains and ferry transport »» Door to door transport within your tour

»» Comprehensive touring wallet on arrival in New Zealand »» Meals not included leaving you free choice

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3 DAYS BAY OF ISLANDS LEISURELY Visit the beautiful Bay of Islands, a year-round destination and birthplace of our nation. INCLUSIONS:

sightseeing, please turn to page 37-38 of this brochure for suggestions. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Paihia.

• Transport

DAY 2 - CAPE REINGA DAY TOUR (INCLUDED)

• 2 nights accommodation • Transfers within journey

• Waitangi Treaty Grounds

2 DAYS MIDDLE EARTH ESCAPE

• Cape Reinga Day Tour including 90 Mile Beach and lunch

Explore Hobbiton and the shire, immerse yourself in the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua and visit world famous limestone caves at Waitomo. INCLUSIONS:

• Transport • 1 night in Rotorua with breakfast • Picnic Lunch (Day 1) • Waitomo Glowworm Caves • Māori Hangi Meal and Concert • Te Puia Geothermal Experience

• Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park • Agrodome Sheep Show • Hobbiton Movie Set

• Rotorua Duck Amphibious vehicle

Middle Earth Escape

Per Person, Twin Share

DAY 1 - AUCKLAND - ROTORUA

Enjoy the magical glowworms and world-famous limestone formations of Waitomo and the rich cultural heritage and geothermal bounty of Rotorua. Today includes a delicious picnic lunch onboard the coach. Arrive into Rotorua with free time for a quick look around then board an amphibious vehicle for your journey into the lakes of Rotorua. Overnight: Rotorua.

Jul -Sep 19

DAY 2 - ROTORUA - HOBBITON - AUCKLAND This morning see roaring geysers and boiling mud pools at Te Puia, watch Trout and Kiwi at Rainbow Springs and performing sheep and dogs at the Agrodome. Following the show you will transfer onto the Hobbiton Movie Set tour. Learn how this beautiful farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth. Your guide will show you Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and many other structures from the movies. You will return to Auckland early evening.

Oct 19 - Apr 20 Auckland

Motel

£588

£588

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£560

£625

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£594

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No visit to the Bay of Islands is complete without venturing north to Cape Reinga via Puketi Kauri forest. Marvel at the giant Kauri trees and see the mighty Tasman Sea and Pacific oceans crashing together. Send a postcard from New Zealand’s northern most Post Office before zooming along the edge of the waves on Ninety Mile Beach. Includes lunch.

Waitomo Caves

Rotorua

• Hole in the Rock Cruise

DAY 1 - AUCKLAND - BAY OF ISLANDS

Departing Central Auckland, travelling north over the Harbour Bridge to the Hibiscus Coast, passing through the townships nestled amongst the beautiful bays. Then on to Whangarei before arriving in Paihia, the main town of the Bay of Islands. Includes a visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds Afternoon free for optional

Bay of Islands

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 and travel back to Auckland once more. Arrive in Auckland early evening.

Jul -Sep 19

Oct 19 - Apr 20

Motel

£436

£532

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£478

£508

Hotel 4 Star

£511

£535

Per Person, Twin Share

Cape Reinga Paihia

Auckland

3 DAYS NORTHERN HIGHLIGHTS Discover the highlights and ‘must sees’ of the North Island while immersing yourself in the rich culture of New Zealand’s Māori heritage, including a traditional hangi and concert. INCLUSIONS:

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Transport 2 nights accommodation Transfers within journey Māori Hangi and Concert with Tamaki Māori Village Waitomo Glowworm Caves Te Puia Geothermal Experience Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park Agrodome Sheep Show

Northern Highlights

INDEPENDENT COACH TOURS

DAY 2 - AT ROTORUA

This morning see roaring geysers, boiling mud pools and Māori Travel south through lush Waikato farmland to Waitomo Caves for a boat arts and crafts. Get up close with Kiwi and other native birdlife ride under a galaxy of glowworms. and feed the tame trout. Visit the Continue east to Rotorua, steeped Agrodome to see sheep shearing in Māori culture and history. Tonight enjoy an evening of ceremonial rituals, and watch dogs at work. This afternoon is free to enjoy the powerful cultural performance, many activities on offer. storytelling and hangi feasting at Tamaki Māori Village. Overnight: Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.

DAY 3 - ROTORUA - WELLINGTON

Sit back and enjoy the scenery from your Intercity coach as you drive south to Wairakei, wreathed by steam, then to Taupō. Skirt Lake Taupō and cross the volcanic landscape of the Desert Road past the majestic peaks of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu. Continue across the fertile plains of the Manawatu and along the rugged Kapiti coastline to Wellington. Arrive late afternoon. Today’s coach has limited commentary.

Jul -Sep 19

Oct 19 - Apr 20

Motel

£561

£655

Hotel 3 Star

£579

£655

Waitomo Rotorua Caves Taupo

Hotel 4 Star

£651

£717

Wellington

Per Person, Twin Share

158

DAY 1 - AUCKLAND WAITOMO - ROTORUA

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Auckland


5 DAYS ALPINE EXPLORER

5 DAYS LAKELAND TOUR

Just like a picture perfect postcard, take in all the sights that make the South Island so special. INCLUSIONS:

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Transport 4 nights accommodation Transfers within journey Mt Cook National Park Spectacular Milford Sound cruise including lunch Skyline Gondola - Queenstown Glacier viewing TranzAlpine Train Journey

DAY 1 - CHRISTCHURCH - MOUNT COOK QUEENSTOWN

Travel south aboard your Great Sights Coach to Mount Cook Village via Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki. Time for lunch and a scenic flight (both optional). Depart for Queenstown travelling via the Lindis Pass. Overnight: Queenstown.

DAY 3 - QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE

A day at leisure in Queenstown. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. Overnight: Queenstown.

DAY 4 - QUEENSTOWN - GLACIERS

Travel through the rugged Kawarau Gorge and over the Haast Pass to the West Coast before heading north through dense rainforest to the Glacier region. A late afternoon shuttle to view the Glacier is included. Overnight: Fox or Franz Josef Glacier.

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 142.

DAY 2 - FULL DAY MILFORD SOUND EXCURSION

Regarded as one of the world’s most scenic journeys. Follow the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, continue through the Homer Tunnel and on to Milford Sound for a majestic cruise and buffet lunch. Overnight: Queenstown.

Alpine Explorer

A full day for you to enjoy this fabulous resort - we have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. For other options please consult pages 96-99 of this brochure. Overnight: Queenstown.

Transport 4 nights accommodation Transfers within journey Spectacular Milford Sound cruise including lunch Skyline Gondola - Queenstown

DAY 5 - QUEENSTOWN TO CHRISTCHURCH

Today head north, with photo opportunities of Mt Cook as you travel between Twizel and Lake Tekapo then across the Canterbury Plains arriving into Christchurch early evening.

DAY 1 - CHRISTCHURCH - DUNEDIN

Travel with InterCity Coachlines and enjoy the scenery as you travel through the Canterbury Plains to seaside Timaru and on to the very Scottish City of Dunedin, arriving approx. 2pm allowing time for a coastal wildlife tour, refer to page 107. Overnight: Dunedin.

DAY 2 - DUNEDIN - TE ANAU

This morning is free for optional tours, please refer to page 108-109 of this brochure for suggestions. Depart Dunedin, aboard your InterCity coach travelling inland to Te Anau for the first glimpse of Fiordland. Overnight: Te Anau.

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.

Oct 19 - Apr 20

£944

£1,055

Hotel 3 Star

£1,049

£1,228

Hotel 4 Star

£1,202

£1,312

Motel

DAY 4 - AT QUEENSTOWN

INCLUSIONS:

• • • • •

DAY 3 - TE ANAU - MILFORD SOUND QUEENSTOWN

Jul -Sep 19

Per Person, Twin Share

Focusing on the South Island, the Lakeland tour is an in-depth look at this beautiful part of New Zealand.

Lakeland Tour

Jul -Sep 19

Oct 19 - Apr 20

Motel

£705

£882

Hotel 3 Star

£735

£917

Hotel 4 Star

£843

£1,073

Per Person, Twin Share

Greymouth Glaciers Christchurch Milford Sound Mt Cook Queenstown Te Anau

Christchurch Milford Sound Wanaka Queenstown Te Anau

Dunedin

3 DAYS WEST COASTER Explore the wonderfully varied West Coast, home to some of the most accessible glaciers in the world. INCLUSIONS:

• • • • •

Transport 2 nights in the Glaciers Tranfers within journey TranzAlpine Train journey Glacier Valley Walk

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.

DAY 3 - GLACIERS - CHRISTCHURCH

Travel north past Hokitika, to Greymouth. Board the renowned TranzAlpine train and travel through the Otira Tunnel, over Arthur’s Pass and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch, arriving early evening.

DAY 1 - QUEENSTOWN - GLACIERS

Travel north, through dense rainforest broken by rugged coastal vistas, towards the glaciers. Overnight: Fox or Franz Josef Glacier.

West Coaster

Jul -Sep 19

Oct 19 - Apr 20

Motel

£544

£565

Hotel 3 Star

£595

£684

Hotel 4 Star

£792

£804

Per Person, Twin Share

Extra nights and Single Room rates on application. Shorter options and reverse direction options available. Enquire for details.

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Picton Glaciers Christchurch Te Anau

Queenstown Dunedin

INDEPENDENT COACH TOURS

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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 and flights. In the unlikely event of insolvency, the CAA will ensure you are not stranded abroad and 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 Nov 19 with prices shown in UK£. It is valid from 01 Nov 2019 – 31 March 2021. 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 and 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 30 October 2019 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.

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 nonrefundable, may consider a name or other change to an exiting booking, as a cancellation and rebooking, with up to 100% cancellation charges.

CANCELLATIONS BY YOU

If you need to cancel a confirmed booking you must contact us in writing, either directly or through your travel agent, and 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:

CANCELLATION PENALTIES 6 days AFTER confirmation

Deposit plus any airline or ground operator charges

30-15 days prior to travel

50% of the holiday costs plus any airline or ground operator charges

14 days or less prior to travel

100% of the holiday costs

Kirra Tours have specific terms and conditions and cancellation penalties please ask for these at time of booking or refer to www.kirratours.co.nz.

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 & 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.

DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE COMPENSATION PER PERSON

56 days or more 55 to 29 days 28 to 14 days 14 or less

Nil. £10 £20 £30

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 ea 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.

NZETA - New Zealand Immigration Visa Changes

Since 1 October 2019 the New Zealand Government has introduced a new travel requirement for some visitors and transit passengers. It is called the NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) and travellers need to request this via the official mobile app or website. Costs apply. For further details and to check if you are required to obtain an NZeTA refer to immigration.govt.nz/nzeta

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 ABTA No. W4337

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