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2016 - 2017

The New Zealand Book 2016 - 2017


E nga iwi o te ao katoa To the peoples of the world

Haere mai, haere mai, haere mai Welcome, welcome, welcome

Haere mai ki te whenua o Aotearoa Welcome to the land of Aotearoa The hongi is a traditional Maori greeting. Noses are pressed together and the ha, or breath of life, is exchanged and intermingled. Through the exchange of this physical greeting, one is no longer considered manuhiri (a visitor) but rather tangata whenua, one of the people of the land.


Contents 4 - 5 6 - 7 8 - 9 10 - 17 18 19 - 27 28 - 29 30 - 31 32 - 36 37 - 41 42 43 44 - 45 46 - 47

Welcome Getting There Worldwide Stopovers Escorted Tours Driving Distances Self Drive Holidays Boutique Stays Luxury Lodges Car Hire Motorhome Hire Coach & Airport Transfers Cook Strait by Ferry & Air Rail Accommodation Passes

South Island Marlborough 81 - 83 84 - 85 Blenheim & Nelson 86 - 87 Kaikoura 88 - 89 Hanmer Springs 90 - 94 Christchurch 95 - 100 West Coast & The Glacier Region 101 - 103 Wanaka 104 - 112 Queenstown 113 Milford & Doubtful Sounds Day Tours 114 - 117 Fiordland, Southland & Stewart Island 118 - 121 Dunedin 122 - 125 Lake Tekapo & Mt Cook Region 126 Milford & Doubtful Sounds Overnight Cruises 127 - 129 Guided Walks of Fiordland

New Zealand By Region North Island 48 - 54 Auckland 55 - 58 Bay of Islands 59 - 61 The Coromandel Peninsula 62 - 63 Hamilton & Waitomo 64 - 65 Bay of Plenty & Gisborne Rotorua 66 - 71 72 - 74 Taupo 75 Western & Lower North Island 76 - 77 Hawke’s Bay & Wairarapa 78 - 80 Wellington

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130 - 131 Just New Zealand Walks 132 - 138 Thrifty Independent Coach Tours 140

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Welcome to ANZCRO’s 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 wideopen spaces of untouched wilderness. A mystical place of rolling hills, boiling mud pools, ancient rainforest, myths & legends. A land ANZCRO proudly call home. As one of the UK’s leading and most innovative travel specialists, we promise to show you the real New Zealand. With over 20 years experience and knowledge in arranging holidays for hundreds of thousands of travellers, ANZCRO’s expertise in organising meticulously planned itineraries will ensure that you end up with the holiday you want! ANZCRO is your one stop travel shop to New Zealand…. we can coordinate all elements of your holiday including flights, stopovers, accommodation, sightseeing and tours from start to finish. Simply ask your travel agent to contact us for a free quotation & itinerary.

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Welcome Peace of Mind

Take to the road on a Self-Drive Holiday

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

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

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.

Great Holiday Ideas 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.

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.

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 and staff. Only a small selection of the many luxury and boutique retreats available are highlighted in the brochure and we are happy to make recommendations for your chosen destination.

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

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

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

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Getting There Economy Cabin

Flying long-haul with Air New Zealand is an experience to savour. Enjoy award-winning innovations aboard 777-300 services between London, Los Angeles and Auckland. The airline prides itself on exceptional Kiwi service and puts your flying experience first. With daily flights from London Heathrow, economy travellers will enjoy comfortable, slim-line seating with sculpted upholstering, 9-inch HD touch screen entertainment and great cuisine complimented with premium New Zealand wines. If you’re looking for that little bit of extra space, the economy SkyCouch is a trio of economy seats that together create a flexible space to stretch and relax. The Premium Economy cabin is all about creating ample space and privacy. The design of Air New Zealand’s revolutionary Spaceseat means the person in front of you can’t recline into your personal space. Boasting a 38-40 inch seat pitch and a 2-2-2 seating configuration, you can comfortably sit back, relax and enjoy the vast array of inflight entertainment on your 10.6 inch touchscreen in widescreen format.

Premium Economy Spaceseat

Should you choose to travel Business Premium, you will enjoy luxurious 22 inch wide leather armchairs that convert to a fully lie-flat bed measuring 6’6”, complete with thicker mattress, fluffy duvet and full size pillows. The national carrier is a member of the Star Alliance network and joining the fleet later in 2014 is the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

The care and attention that Singapore Airlines gives to its customers has earned the airline many industry and travel awards over the years, including the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler’s ‘World’s Best Airline’ award for the 23rd time. It boasts one of the youngest, most modern and comfortable aircraft fleets in the world. Singapore Airlines’ success has been fuelled by its dedication to customer service. 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. Singapore Airlines offers multiple services daily from London Heathrow to its Singapore hub in addition to a daily departure from Manchester. Convenient onward connections to both Auckland and Christchurch are available with both Singapore Airlines & their partner, Air New Zealand from the world-renowned Changi Airport.

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Getting There

When it comes to travelling to Australia & New Zealand, Qantas believes your journey should be as memorable as the destination. As you step on board the Qantas A380 you will experience an exceptional level of personal service, with style and relaxation and a superior product offering as well as a wide range of in-flight entertainment. From London Heathrow, the award-winning Qantas A380 flies twice daily: once to Sydney and once to Melbourne, both via the dynamic hub of Dubai, with onward connections to Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch. Customize your trip, get a great deal & enjoy substantial savings on your Australian and New Zealand domestic flights when you book the Qantas Walkabout Pass at the same time as your international ticket. A380 Economy Cabin A380 First Class

Emirates flies 16 times daily to Dubai from a choice of six UK airports, offering convenient onward connections to over 140 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 1,800 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.

Cabin Crew

On flights originating from Heathrow, London Gatwick and Manchester, passengers can experience the magnificent Emirates A380. This revolutionary superjumbo features Private Suites and Shower Spas in First Class, an on-board Lounge and flat-bed seats in Business Class as well as room to stretch out and relax in Economy Class with Wi-Fi available throughout. Economy class passengers also enjoy the benefit of a generous 30kg checked luggage allowance. Cementing its place as one of the world’s leading international airlines, Emirates has been awarded the highly coveted ‘World’s Best Airline’ award by Skytrax at the 2013 World Airline Awards and for a record ninth year in a row, has won the ‘World’s Best Inflight Entertainment’ category.

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Worldwide Stopovers USA & The South Pacific Los Angeles is the most popular US stopover en-route to or from New Zealand and boasts many famous icons. It’s a great city to break your journey and adds an extra dimension to your holiday. You can view well-known movie locations, see the homes of movie stars and the Hollywood sign. Day tours will take you to the city’s famous landmarks and top attractions including Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Hollywood Boulevard, Universal Studios and Disneyland. For those looking for excitement and entertainment of a different kind, Las Vegas is only an hour’s flight away. Here you can chance your luck in one of many magnificent casinos, enjoy spectacular concerts from world class artists, sizzling stage show productions and mind-blowing magic acts. From Los Angeles, you can break your journey again with Air New Zealand by stopping over in either Tahiti, Fiji or the Cook Islands. Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora are just three French Polynesia islands that instantly evoke images of beauty, romance, adventure and sheer escapism. Here you will experience an exotic mix of French and Polynesian cultures. Imagine discovering your own secret paradise - a world of crystal clear aquamarine waters and deserted white-sand beaches, just waiting to be explored. At the heart of the South Pacific lies Fiji, the perfect tropical stopover. Blessed with tropical islands that are famous for their soft coral diving, white sand beaches and pristine natural environment, you’ll also experience the warmth, friendliness and humour of the local Fijians. The 15 tiny islands of the Cooks lie halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii in the South Pacific. Boasting rare natural beauty, an idyllic climate and a warm welcoming people, the Cook Islands is an island paradise characterised by spectacular scenery and a vibrant local culture. A South Pacific stopover is sure to be a relaxing, happy & memorable one.

3 day/2 night Los Angeles stopover from £208 per person twin share Includes 3 star hotel accommodation, airport transfers and half day city sightseeing tour

The Exotic Far East The colourful and vibrant cities of the Far East provide an exotic and enticing stopover opportunity. The most popular Asian cities are Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Kuala Lampur. Singapore is a thriving cosmopolitan city that’s brimming with diversity, blending a fascinating mix of culture, language, arts and architecture. To truly experience Singapore’s diversity, head for the different ethnic quarters of Chinatown, Kampong Glam, Little India, Joo Chiat and Katong where your senses will be treated to a myriad of experiences. Whilst first time travellers to Bangkok may be a little intimidated by the sheer size of the city and its bustling streets, you will quickly become enamored with the myriad of attractions on offer and the friendly, smiling and courteous nature of the Thai people. Exploring this amazing city on your own by skytrain, metro, taxi, ferry and tuk-tuk is surprisingly easy, safe, cheap and great fun. Be sure to visit the Grand Palace, nearby temples, the floating and weekend markets. The popular Khao San Road area features a great selection of food, from Thai street vendors to authentic Middle Eastern & Western cuisine. Hong Kong is one of the most fascinating and vibrant cities in the world and is sure to captivate you from the moment you arrive. Here the sophistication of the West combines with the charm of the East. Must do’s include a tram ride to the top of Victoria Peak for spectacular views over the city, visit the famous Stanley Markets, take a high-speed ferry to see the sights of Macau and enjoy a day trip to mainland China. To know Malaysia is to love Malaysia. The capital, Kuala Lampur, is a bubbling, bustling melting-pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in harmony. This multiculturalism has made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise and home to hundreds of colourful festivals. A Far East stopover will delight all the senses.

3 day/2 night Kuala Lampur stopover from £136 per person twin share Includes 3 star hotel accommodation, airport transfers and half day city sightseeing tour

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Worldwide Stopovers Dubai & The United Arab Emirates Dubai is, without a doubt, a destination of the 21st century. Home to just over 2 million people from more than 200 nationalities, it is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. From its humble beginnings as a pearl-diving centre, Dubai has transformed itself into one of the fastest growing cities on earth. Dubai truly is a world of contrasts, where East meets West in a combination which makes for an unbeatable stopover destination. Combining the enchanting history of ancient Arabia with pioneering modern architecture creates a city of incomparable appeal. Mosques vie with skyscrapers, dhows decorate the shoreline alongside luxury cruise liners and dusty villages and ancient houses sit beside luxurious residential districts and ultra-modern shopping malls. With a host of attractions and activities from gigantic water parks to dune surfing to skiing, in Dubai you can discover the unexpected. Cruise along the Dubai Creek on board a traditional Dhow, visit the magnificent Jumeirah Mosque, swim and play with resident dolphins at Atlantis the Palm or marvel at the spectacular views from the observation deck of the towering Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Sunbathe beneath palm trees on beautiful sandy beaches, or swim, snorkel, scuba or dive in the warm azure sea. Indulge in retail therapy from haggling for bargains in the souks or strolling down the shopping malls with their tax-free designer boutiques. Tee off on one of 24 stunning golf courses, sand-board down a dune, ski an indoor snowfield or watch a polo match where players ride camels instead of horses. And when the day’s activities have tired you out, relax in one of Dubai’s exquisite luxury spas or sit back and relax with a shisha under a starlit sky in a Bedouin desert camp. If you’re after a cosmopolitan destination where you can revel in your love of fine dining, exclusive hotels, fabulous shopping, sport and luxurious spas, then Dubai is the perfect choice for you.

3 day/2 night Dubai stopover from £199 per person twin share Includes 3 star hotel accommodation, airport transfers and half day city sightseeing tour

Australia Why not combine one great destination with another? Lying on Australia’s eastern seaboard, the cities of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne all provide an ideal opportunity to experience the Aussie way of life. From here it is a short 3-3½ hour flight across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand. Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, Australia’s sunshine state and favourite all year round destination. To the north of the city is the Sunshine Coast with its scenic hinterland and great surf beaches whilst an hour to the south lies the Gold Coast with its fantastic theme parks, lush mountain ranges and an endless stretch of golden, sandy beaches including world famous Surfers Paradise. Sydney is Australia’s largest city and is one of the most beautiful in the world, dominated by the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and a deep water harbour that is unrivalled. There’s an unmistakable buzz about Sydney and a cruise on the harbour is a great way to appreciate the spectacular city skyline as well as get an insight into the Sydney way of life There are also day tours that will whisk you away to the nearby famous Blue Mountains and to the Hunter Valley vineyards. Melbourne is a cosmopolitan, vibrant city situated on the banks of the Yarra River. It’s a city easily explored by foot and tram and there’s always an exhilarating thrill to be had when entering one of the many bustling, creative laneways with their hidden boutiques, colourful street art, famed restaurants, hole-in-the-wall cafes and astonishing bars. Melbourne also stows some of its highlights just beyond the city limits in the buzzing inner suburbs of Fitzroy and St Kilda. Victoria is a compact state and some of its most famous sights are just a short drive from Melbourne. Even a couple of days is enough time to explore the city and head off to experience the beaches of the Mornington Peninsula, the Phillip Island Penguin Parade, and the wineries and wildlife of the Yarra Valley.

3 day/2night Brisbane stopover from £220 per person twin share Includes 3 star hotel accommodation, airport transfers and half day city sightseeing tour

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Escorted Tours

Kirra Tours have been creating memorable New Zealand touring holidays for over 45 years. Their escorted coach holidays are a great way to sit back, relax and let someone else do the driving whilst you meet and share experiences with new friends from all over the world. Quality Accommodation & Fabulous Food

Solo Travellers If you’re travelling alone, you are welcome to purchase your tour on a twin share basis and Kirra will endeavour to match you with another single traveller of the same gender. If Kirra is unable to find someone for you to share with, you will be provided with a single room at no extra cost. If you wish to be guaranteed your own room, then single room traveller costs are shown for each tour. Please note, the share twin option for solo travellers is not available on small group tours.

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

Small Group & Classic Touring

Fantastic Sightseeing Inclusions

Book Early & Save

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

Travel In Comfort Kirra want you to have the best touring experience so all their coaches offer large panoramic windows for easy viewing, dual entry for easy access, onboard restroom and daily seat rotation, giving you the chance to meet and interact with all your fellow travellers. You will travel in Enviro 4 & 5 star vehicles, all fitted with individual seatbelts for your safety.

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

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

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Kirra’s collection of small group tours provides the ultimate touring experience. With no more than 20 guests on each departure, you’ll enjoy a relaxed and more intimate style of touring packed with exclusive inclusions and special highlights. The Classic series is the more traditional coach holiday and is very popular, having been operating for over 45 years. These tours feature all the inclusions at a relaxed, well balanced pace for those wanting to see New Zealand from top to bottom. We have featured only a small selection of the many Kirra tours on offer and we will be only too happy to find you the best tour that suits your wish list and budget. Many travellers plan their holiday well in advance and if you would like to book your tour early, then we can help you save money. Book and pay in full for your tour by 30 April 16 and save 5% on the price of any Kirra Tour. That’s a great saving and means more spending money for you to take on holiday! (Note: discount not valid with any other offer).


Escorted Tours

Southern Sensations 13 day Small Group Tour from Christchurch to Christchurch Milford Sound.

Highlights & Inclusions: • Maximum group size 20 guests • 12 nights premium hotel and lodge accommodation • 2 night stay in the Marlborough Sounds & Mt Cook • 4 nights in majestic Queenstown • Accompanied by professional, experienced Tour Host (from day 2) • Full breakfasts daily, 2 lunches & 6 dinners • Coastal Pacific train journey to Picton • Scenic Mussel cruise to Raetihi Lodge • Free use of lodge kayaks, mountain bikes, dinghies & fishing tackle • Lake Tekapo & Church of the Good Shepherd • World-Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park • Tasman Glacier Explorer boat expedition • Entry to Sir Edmund Hilary Alpine Centre • Spectacular Milford Sound Nature Cruise • Twin glaciers of Fox & Franz Josef • World famous TranzAlpine train journey though the Southern Alps • Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival & departure

Tour Itinerary: Day 1: Arrive Christchurch ‘Haere Mai’ .... Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your city hotel. Stay: Rendezvous Hotel Day 2: Coastal Pacific Train, Marlborough Sounds (B,D) This morning, join the famous Coastal Pacific train for the rail journey north to the picturesque fishing village of Picton. Here you will join the main tour party and travel to Havelock where we board our vessel for a scenic cruise to our remote resort located in the stunning Kenepuru Sound. For those who wish, an optional floatplane transfer & scenic flight to the lodge is available from Picton. Stay: Raetihi Lodge (2 nights) Day 3: Enjoy Kenepuru Sound (B,D) A free day to relax & marvel at the magic that is the Marlborough Sounds. Lodge staff will share their love of the region with you through the wide range of water and nature based experiences they put at your fingertips. Complimentary fishing tackle, kayaks & mountains bikes are provided at the lodge and there is a number of bush walks to enjoy. Or you can simply relax with a book & soak in the spectacular scenery.

Day 4: Blenheim, Kaikoura (B) Return to Havelock by water taxi and board our coach for the journey to the small coastal town of Kaikoura. Here you can enjoy an optional whale-watching adventure, swim with the dolphins or join local Maori for a unique, award winning cultural experience. Stay: White Morph Heritage Inn Day 5: Lake Tekapo, Aoraki Mt Cook (B,D) Travel south across the Canterbury Plains and stop at beautiful Lake Tekapo to view the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd. Then travel up the western side of Lake Pukaki to the Mt Cook National Park, a World Heritage listed site. The park covers over 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery Stay: Mt Cook Hermitage Hotel (2 nights) Day 6: Tasman Glacier Expedition (B,D) Today we experience the Tasman Glacier in the most unique way possible. An experienced guide will whisk you away in a stable MAC Boat to explore the melting ice-face of the Tasman Glacier. Get up close to touch & taste 400-year old icebergs that have been carved into the murky waters of the lake. Later today, there is time to enjoy one of the many bush walks. Optional ski-plane and helicopter flights are available subject to weather conditions.

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Day 7: Lindis Pass, Queenstown (B) Travel through the MacKenzie Country before beginning the assent over the Lindis Pass and emerging into the lush green farmland that surrounds the spectacular alpine village of Queenstown, regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination. Stay: Heritage Queenstown Hotel (4 nights)

Day 10: Milford Sound Nature Cruise (B,L) Your highlight today is a leisurely nature cruise of the breathtaking Milford Sound, cruising the full length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea. An on-board nature guide will give you detailed information of the region’s history, flora & fauna and you will view spectacular waterfalls, rainforests and towering mountains, including the awesome Mitre Peak. Wildlife includes dolphins, seals, penguins & albatross when in season.

Day 8: Arrowtown, Amisfield Winery (B,L) Set beneath the rugged Crown Range is Arrowtown, a fascinating collection of mining cottages with an atmosphere straight out of last century. Enjoy time to stroll through this historic village. On to Amisfield Winery & Bistro overlooking Lake Hayes and back dropped by the Remarkables mountain range. Enjoy a relaxing lunch featuring their signature “Trust the Chef” menu, their famous shared dining experience with dishes selected by the chef based on fresh produce available on the day.

Day 11: Wanaka, Franz Josef Glacier (B,D) There is time to wander around the resort of Lake Wanaka before enjoying incredible scenery as we travel past the untouched native forests and pristine lakes of the World Heritage Westland National Park. On to Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers where there is the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region (subject to weather conditions). Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef

Day 9: Explore Queenstown & surrounds (B) Enjoy a free day to experience this magnificent resort. Surrounded by majestic mountains, Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure & leisure activities in all forms, from extreme to relaxed exploration. Your guide will be happy to advise you on all the activities and options available.

Day 12: Spectacular Tranz Alpine Train, Christchurch (B,D) Head north along the dramatic West Coast, steeped in history dating back to the gold rush era of the 1800’s. This afternoon, we board the TranzAlpine train for a coast to coast rail adventure through the Southern Alps, rated as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. On arrival we transfer to our resort hotel for a farewell dinner. Stay: Peppers Clearwater Resort Day 13: Depart Christchurch (B) Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Christchurch airport to connect with your onward flight home. 2016-17 GUARANTEED DEPARTURE DATES 2016: Oct 26; Nov 23 2017: Jan 18; Feb 08, 22: Mar 08, 22; Apr 05, 19 Price Per Person Twin share Single room traveller

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Escorted Tours

New Zealand Odyssey 20 day Small Group Tour from Auckland to Christchurch Paihia

Highlights & Inclusions: • Maximum group size 20 guests • 19 nights premium hotel and lodge accommodation • 2 night stopovers in Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Wellington, the Marlborough Sounds & Mt Cook • 4 nights in majestic Queenstown • Accompanied throughout by professional, experienced Tour Host • Full breakfasts daily, 3 lunches & 9 dinners • Visits to some of New Zealand’s leading wineries • Cruise by ferry to Waiheke Island • Tour the famous Hobbiton Movie set • Exclusive Lake Rotoiti cruise • Blue & Green Lakes, Te Wairoa Buried Village • Traditional Maori Hangi (feast) & Cultural Evening • Wairakei Geothermal region & mighty Huka Falls • Guided Art Deco Walk, Napier • Wellington & Te Papa National Museum • Interislander ferry cruise to Picton • Scenic Mussel cruise to Raetihi Lodge • Free use of lodge kayaks, mountain bikes, dinghies & fishing tackle • Lake Tekapo & Church of the Good Shepherd • World-Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park • Tasman Glacier Explorer boat expedition • Entry to Sir Edmund Hilary Alpine Centre • Spectacular Milford Sound Nature Cruise • Beautiful Southern Lakes region • Twin glaciers of Fox & Franz Josef • World famous TranzAlpine train journey though the Southern Alps • Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival & departure

Tour Itinerary: Day 1: Arrive Auckland ‘Haere Mai’ .... Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival, you will be transferred to our downtown city hotel. Stay: Heritage Auckland Hotel (2 nights) Day 2: Waiheke Island, Devonport (B,L) After a leisurely start to the day, a brief ferry ride brings us to Waiheke Island, a haven for vineyards, olive groves, art galleries and sandy beaches. Enjoy a special lunch at the beautiful Mudbrick Winery with its spectacular views over the Hauraki Gulf looking back to the Auckland Skyline. Later this afternoon, there is the opportunity to visit the historic and trendy seaside village of Devonport. Day 3: Hobbiton, Rotorua (B,D) Travel south to Matamata, home to the famous Hobbiton Movie Set. Situated on private farmland, you’ll be treated to a fun and interesting guided tour before continuing on to the geothermal city of Rotorua. Tonight, enjoy a lakeside BBQ at our hotel. Stay: VR Lake Resort Okawa Bay (2 nights)

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Day 4: Exclusive Lake Rotoiti Cruise & Te Wairoa Buried Village (B,D) Today’s highlight is an exclusive cruise across the serene, clear waters of Lake Rotoiti. Explore native bays and coves of the lake under sail on our luxury catamaran and bathe in the thermal waters of the Manupirua Pools, accessible only by boat. This afternoon, travel past the Blue & Green Lakes to the famous buried village of Te Wairoa. This evening, we visit Te Wharewarewa Thermal Reserve and are treated to a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance. Day 5: Lake Taupo, Napier (B) Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls & Wairakei Geothermal project and then take time to wander around the popular lakeside resort of Taupo. Continue on to Napier, one of the world’s finest Art Deco cities. Here, your local guide will bring this fascinating architecture to life on your walk around the town this afternoon. Stay: The Crown Hotel (2 nights) Day 6: At leisure in the Hawke’s Bay (B,D) Widely regarded as the ‘Tuscany of the South Pacific’, this region boasts some of New Zealand’s best and oldest wineries. Enjoy a free day to experience some of the many optional activities available or simply relax and enjoy your surroundings. This evening, we visit Craggy Range Winery in the stunning Tuki Tuki Valley for a sumptuous dinner in its French bistro inspired restaurant, ‘Terroir’.

Waiheke Island Auckland Hobbiton Lake Taupo

Rotorua Taupo Napier

Wellington Kenepuru Sound Greymouth Hokitika Franz Josef Glacier Milford Sound

Mt Cook

Picton Kaikoura

Christchurch

Lake Tekapo Wanaka

Queenstown

Day 7: Wairarapa, Wellington (B) Travel this morning through the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region en-route to Wellington, the nation’s capital, where you enjoy a brief sightseeing and orientation tour before checking into your accommodation. Stay: The Bolton Hotel (2 nights)

Day 9: Picton & the Marlborough Sounds (B,D) This morning we cruise across Cook Strait by Interislander ferry to the picturesque fishing village of Picton. At Havelock, we board our vessel for a scenic cruise to our remote resort located in the stunning Kenepuru Sound. For those who wish, an optional floatplane transfer & scenic flight to the lodge is available from Picton. Stay: Raetihi Lodge (2 nights)

Day 8: Explore the Nation’s Capital (B) Recently named the ‘coolest little capital in the world’ by Lonely Planet, Wellington is nestled between a sparkling harbour and rolling green hills and is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty. A visit to Te Papa National Museum is highly recommended as is a ride on the famous Cable Car up the hill to Kelburn for amazing views over the city. If you like action-packed adventure activities, Wellington has it all along with beautiful walks around the harbour and surrounding hills.

Day 10: Enjoy Kenepuru Sound (B,D) A free day to relax & marvel at the magic that is the Marlborough Sounds. Lodge staff will share their love of the region with you through the wide range of water and nature based experiences they put at your fingertips. Complimentary fishing tackle, kayaks & mountains bikes are provided at the lodge and there is a number of bush walks to enjoy. Or you can simply relax with a book & soak in the spectacular scenery.


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Milford Sound, South Island

Day 11: Blenheim, Kaikoura (B) Return to Havelock by water taxi and board our coach for the journey to the small coastal town of Kaikoura. Here you can enjoy an optional whale-watching adventure, swim with the dolphins or join local Maori for a unique, award winning cultural experience. Stay: White Morph Heritage Inn Day 12: Lake Tekapo, Aoraki Mt Cook (B,D) Travel south across the Canterbury Plains and stop at beautiful Lake Tekapo to view the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd. Then travel up the western side of Lake Pukaki to the Mt Cook National Park, a World Heritage listed site. The park covers over 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery Stay: Mt Cook Hermitage Hotel (2 nights) Day 13: Tasman Glacier Expedition (B,D) Today we experience the Tasman Glacier in the most unique way possible. An experienced guide will whisk you away in a stable MAC Boat to explore the melting ice-face of the Tasman Glacier. Get up close to touch & taste 400-year old icebergs that have been carved into the murky waters of the lake. Later today, there is time to enjoy one of the many bush walks and optional ski-plane and helicopter flights are available subject to weather conditions. Day 14: Lindis Pass, Queenstown (B) Travel through the MacKenzie Country before beginning the assent over the Lindis Pass and emerging into the lush green farmland that surrounds the spectacular alpine village of Queenstown, regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination. Stay: Heritage Queenstown Hotel (4 nights) Days 15: Arrowtown, Amisfield Winery (B,L) Set beneath the rugged Crown Range is Arrowtown, a fascinating collection of mining cottages with an atmosphere straight out of last century. Enjoy time to stroll through this historic village. On to Amisfield Winery & Bistro overlooking Lake Hayes and back dropped by the Remarkables mountain range. Enjoy a relaxing lunch featuring their signature “Trust the Chef” menu, their famous shared dining experience with dishes selected by the chef based on fresh produce available on the day.

Day 16: Explore Queenstown & surrounds (B) Enjoy a free day to experience this magnificent resort. Surrounded by majestic mountains, Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure & leisure activities in all forms, from extreme to relaxed exploration. Your guide will be happy to advise you on all the activities and options available. Day 17: Milford Sound Nature Cruise (B,L) Your highlight today is a leisurely nature cruise of the breathtaking Milford Sound, cruising the full length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea. An on-board nature guide will give you detailed information of the region’s history, flora & fauna and you will view spectacular waterfalls, rainforests and towering mountains, including the awesome Mitre Peak. Wildlife includes dolphins, seals, penguins & albatross when in season.

Day 18: Wanaka, Franz Josef Glacier (B,D) There is time to wander around the resort of Lake Wanaka before enjoying incredible scenery as we travel past the untouched native forests and pristine lakes of the World Heritage Westland National Park. On to Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers where there is the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region (subject to weather conditions). Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Day 19: Spectacular Tranz Alpine Train, Christchurch (B,D) Head north along the dramatic West Coast, steeped in history dating back to the gold rush era of the 1800’s. This afternoon, we board the TranzAlpine train for a coast to coast rail adventure through the Southern Alps, rated as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. On arrival we transfer to our resort hotel for a farewell dinner. Stay: Peppers Clearwater Resort Day 20: Depart Christchurch (B) Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Christchurch airport to connect with your onward flight home.

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Twin share

£4,655

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Classic Panorama 18 days Auckland to Christchurch

Paihia

Lake Wanaka.

Highlights & Inclusions: • 17 nights accommodation in centrally located superior hotels • Accompanied throughout by a professional & friendly Coach Captain • Full cooked breakfasts daily, 16 dinners • City sightseeing tours of Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch • Spectacular Bay of Islands • Waitangi Treaty House • Cape Brett “Hole in the Rock” Cruise • Entry to Auckland’s Sky Tower • Volcanic and Geothermal Region • Agrodome Farm Show • Rainbow Springs Park • Skyline Gondola & luge • Authentic Maori Village, hangi (feast) & cultural evening • Visit Art Deco City of Napier • Tui Brewery & Museum • Scenic Interislander cruise • The Olde Malthouse tasting & dinner • International Antarctic Centre • World heritage listed Mt Cook National Park • Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre • Traditional Scottish Haggis Ceremony • Lanarch Castle Guided Tour • Spectacular Milford Sound Cruise • Walter Peak Cruise & Dinner • West Coast Glacier Region • Visit to Greenstone (Jade) Gallery • Spectacular TranzAlpine Train Journey • Airport transfers on arrival & departure

Tour Itinerary: Day 1: Arrive Auckland Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your hotel. Stay: Rydges Auckland Day 2: Auckland, Paihia (B,D) Drive north to Paihia in the Bay of Islands. Meet your local Maori guide who will provide an insight and history of the Bay of Islands, before visiting Waitangi,the birthplace of New Zealand. Here, you will take a self guided tour through the Treaty House, the Maori Meeting House and war canoe. This afternoon, enjoy a launch cruise to the Cape Brett Lighthouse and ‘Hole in the Rock’. Stay: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (2 nights) Day 3: Bay of Islands at leisure (B,D) Today is at your leisure, take the time to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Bay of Islands. Your Coach Captain will happily assist with arranging activities for you. Why not try a full day tour to Cape Reinga, New Zealand’s northern most point and Ninety Mile Beach. Alternatively, explore historic Russell and visit its original Church, Mission House and Museum. Day 4 Auckland, Rotorua (B,D) Return to Auckland via the townships of Whangarei and Warkworth. Visit the summit of Auckland’s Sky Tower, the tallest

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building in the Southern Hemisphere, for panoramic views across the city and its two harbours, the Domain and the central city area. Later, cross the Bombay Hills to the lush farmlands of the Waikato noted for its horse studs and the bush clad Mamaku Ranges to Rotorua, the centre of Maori culture.

Auckland

Stay: Sudima Lake Rotorua (2 nights) Day 5: Rotorua Sightseeing (B,D) Enjoy a comprehensive morning sightseeing tour with visits to the Agrodome to see a display featuring New Zealand’s various sheep breeds and sheep shearing, followed by Rainbow Springs Park to see Rainbow and Brown trout and native birds including the Kiwi. The spectacular Skyline Gondola offers superb views over city, lake and mountains and for a little excitement try a Luge ride with our compliments. There will be time this afternoon for optional activities. This evening enjoy a Maori Hangi (meal) with traditionally prepared meats and vegetables followed by a cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and the stirring haka. Day 6: Lake Taupo, Napier (B,D) Skirt some of the world’s largest pine forests to Wairakei where natural steam is harnessed to generate electricity. View the Huka Falls where the Waikato River pours through a narrow chasm and stop at Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand. Continue across to the Hawke’s Bay region and Napier, claimed to be the world’s Art Deco capital. Stay: Scenic Te Pania Hotel Day 7: Wairarapa, Wellington (B,D) Orchards and vineyards give way to farmlands as you pass through Hastings, Dannevirke and Woodville. Continue your travels south over the Rimutaka ranges into the capital city, Wellington. A city tour includes the summit of Mount Victoria for views over the city and its harbour, the Houses of Parliament and ‘Beehive’, Wellington Cathedral, the central city and Oriental Bay. There is time to explore the city yourself and we recommend visiting Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand or take a ride on the famous Cable Car. Stay: Ibis Wellington Day 8: Picton, Blenheim (B,D) Enjoy some free time this morning. Join the afternoon Interislander Ferry which affords great views of Wellington and its hillside suburbs and cross the Cook Strait into the sheltered waters of Queen Charlotte Sound. Continue south to Blenheim

Lake Taupo

Rotorua Taupo Napier

Wellington

Masterton

Picton Greymouth Franz Josef Mt Cook

Kaikoura Christchurch

Lake Tekapo Omarama Wanaka Queenstown Dunedin

Milford Sound

Te Anau

where you will be dining this evening at The Olde Malthouse. Here, you will take a guided walk to discover the rich and fascinating history of this 1858 building, as well as enjoying a tasting of Marlborough wines and Renaissance Craft beers. Stay: Scenic Hotel Marlborough Day 9: Kaikoura, Christchurch (B,D) Pass Lake Grassmere then follow the coastline to Kaikoura, an area noted for whale watching. Travel over the Hundalee Ranges and across the Canterbury Plains to the ‘Garden City’ of Christchurch. Visit the International Antarctic Centre and enjoy a brief tour of Christchurch and its surrounds. Stay: Rendezvous Hotel Day 10: Mt Cook, Omarama (B,D) This morning, travel to Lake Tekapo, a beautiful glacial lake with turquoise waters, Stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Collie Dog Memorial. On to the world heritage listed


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Mt Cook National Park, with time to enjoy the scenic majesty of New Zealand’s highest snow capped peaks. A visit to the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre is included before travelling around Lake Pukaki to Twizel and Omarama. Stay: Heritage Gateway Hotel Day 11: Oamaru, Dunedin (B,D) Travel east to the township of Oamaru, widely regarded as housing some of the nation’s finest architecture. 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. An early arrival allows the choice of excellent optional activities and your Coach Captain will be able to assist with these. This evening prior to dinner you will be treated to a traditional Scottish Haggis Ceremony complete with piper and address to the Haggis. Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City Day 12: Portobello Peninsula, Te Anau (B,D) Visit historic Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle. Learn about its tragic and mysterious history as well as enjoying the truly spectacular views across the Otago Peninsula and coast. Later leave Dunedin behind and head inland, crossing the rich farmlands of Southland before arriving at the shores of Lake Te Anau. Stay: Distinction Luxmore Hotel (2 nights) Day 13: Milford Sound Day Excursion (B,D) Follow the Hollyford Valley where the Beech forests reach to the roads edge and snow capped peaks tower above. Descend into the Cleddau Canyon to Milford Sound, the world renowned natural wonder, dominated by Mitre Peak. Luxuriant rainforest clings to sheer rock walls and waterfalls tumble hundreds of meters to the sea below. A launch cruise takes you to the open

sea and shows such highlights as the Bowen and Stirling Falls. If time and weather permits, walk into the rainforest to visit The Chasm, a spectacular waterfall, and then pause at the Homer Tunnel. After your tour you will return to Te Anau. Day 14: Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown (B,D) This morning, drive north to Kingston and around the shores of Lake Wakatipu to picturesque Queenstown. This evening, cruise across the lake aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, known as the ‘Lady of the Lake’. Launched in 1912, the TSS Earnslaw is named after the highest peak in the region, Mount Earnslaw. View some of Lake Wakatipu’s most beautiful alpine scenery, before reaching the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak High Country Farm for dinner. Stay: Copthorne Lakefront Hotel (2 nights) Day 15: Queenstown at leisure (B,D) Today is at your leisure whilst in the adventure capital. You can either sit back and relax or your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do. We recommend you take a ride on the world famous Shotover Jet Boat, take a Skyline gondola ride to the top of Bobs Peak for spectacular views, take a tour to the gold mining area of Skippers Canyon or for the adventurous - white water rafting. Alternatively, browse in the many shops and galleries. Day 16: Lake Wanaka, Franz Josef (B,D) 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. Pass Lake Hawea and the upper reaches of Lake Wanaka to Makarora into the Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks. Drive north along the coast to the glacier region.

Day 17: Southern Alps, Christchurch (B,D) Today we head north along the coast and pay a visit to a Pounamu (Greenstone) factory. Pounamu is considered a treasure in Maori culture and is seen as a sign of status and power. It is a hard, highly valued stone found only on the south island. It was often given as gifts to seal important agreements. See how beautiful jewellery is created out of this amazing green stone. This afternoon, we board the TranzAlpine train for a coast to coast rail adventure through the Southern Alps, rated as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. Stay: Sudima Christchurch Day 18: Depart Christchurch (B) Sadly, it is time to bid farewell to all your new found friends before being transferred to Christchurch Airport to connect with your onward flight.

2016-17 GUARANTEED DEPARTURE DATES 2016: 20 Sep; 04, 18 Oct; 15, 29 Nov; 11 Dec 2017: 10, 17 Jan; 07, 14, 28 Feb; 07, 14, 28 Mar; 11 Apr; 02 May; 12 Sep

Price Per Person Twin share Single room traveller

Sep 16 - Apr 17

May - Sep 17

£3,149 £4,049

£2,995 £3,895

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

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Paihia

17 days Christchurch to Auckland

Matakohe

Okahu Bay, Auckland. Photo Credit: ATEED

Auckland

Highlights & Inclusions: • 16 nights accommodation in centrally located superior hotels • Accompanied throughout by a professional & friendly Coach Captain • Full cooked breakfasts daily, 15 dinners • City sightseeing tours of Christchurch, Wellington & Auckland • World heritage listed Mt Cook National Park • Lanarch Castle Guided Tour • Spectacular Milford Sound Cruise • Skyline Gondola & Dinner • West Coast Glacier Region • Award winning TranzAlpine Train Journey • Scenic Coastal Pacific Train • Yealands Estate Winery Tour • Scenic Interislander cruise • Agrodome Farm Show • Te Puia Thermal Reserve • Authentic Maori Village, hangi (feast) & cultural evening • Hobbiton Movie Set & Farm Tour • Entry to Auckland’s Sky Tower • Spectacular Bay of Islands • Waitangi Treaty House • Cape Brett “Hole in the Rock” Cruise • Airport transfers on arrival & departure

Tour Itinerary: Day 1: Arrive Christchurch Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your hotel. Stay: Rendezvous Hotel Day 2: Mt Cook National Park, Omarama (B,D) Enjoy a brief tour of Christchurch and its surrounds before travelling across the Canterbury Plains into MacKenzie Country. View the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd and the Collie Dog Memorial at Lake Tekapo. The memorial stands to honour the border collies that were brought to New Zealand with Scottish Shepherds in the 19th century. Afterwards, continue to the world

heritage listed Mt Cook National Park where you can admire the majesty of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Mt Cook, before travelling on to Omarama.

Matamata Rotorua

Stay: Heritage Gateway Hotel

Lake Taupo

Day 3: Oamaru, Dunedin (B,D) Pass large hydro lakes as you travel down the Waitaki Valley to Oamaru. Onto Dunedin, the ‘Edinburgh of the South’ and enjoy a city tour that includes the world’s steepest residential street, Dunedin University, the first Church, Speight’s Brewery and more. This afternoon is at your leisure and your Coach Captain will be able to assist in arranging optional activities.

Wellington Picton Greymouth

Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City Day 4: Portobello Peninsula, Te Anau (B,D) Visit historic Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle. Learn about its tragic and mysterious history as well as enjoying the truly spectacular views across the Otago Peninsula and coast. Later leave Dunedin behind and head inland, crossing the rich farmlands of Southland before arriving at the shores of Lake Te Anau. Stay: Distinction Luxmore Hotel Day 5: Milford Sound, Queenstown (B,D) Follow the Hollyford Valley where the Beech forests reach to the roads edge and snow capped peaks tower above. Descend into the Cleddau Canyon to Milford Sound, the world renowned natural wonder, dominated by Mitre Peak. Luxuriant rainforest clings to sheer rock walls and waterfalls tumble hundreds of meters to the sea below. A launch cruise takes you to the open sea and shows such highlights as the Bowen and Stirling Falls. Later your tour you will return to Te Anau, then skirt the shores of Lake Wakatipu as you arrive into Queenstown. Dinner tonight is at the Skyline Restaurant where both the dining and the views are unsurpassed. Stay: Copthorne Lakefront Hotel (2 nights) Day 6: At leisure in Queenstown (B,D) A free day to explore the many delights of this stunning alpine resort. Try the world renowned Shotover Jet, an excursion to Skippers Canyon in search of gold or a steamer cruise aboard the historic TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak Station. You may even wish to travel by Double Decker Bus to quaint Arrowtown or even attempt a bungy jump. Your Coach Captain will be more than happy to assist in booking any optional sightseeing. Alternatively, relax and explore Queenstown’s many boutiques and galleries.

Taupo

Franz Josef Mt Cook Milford Sound

Te Anau

Blenheim Kaikoura

Christchurch

Lake Tekapo Omarama Wanaka Queenstown Dunedin

Day 7: Lake Wanaka, Haast Pass, Franz Josef (B,D) Stop at Lake Wanaka this morning before viewing incredible scenery as you drive past the untouched native forests and pristine lakes of the Westland National Park & Haast Pass. On to the West Coast glacier region where there is the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region this afternoon, weather permitting. Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Day 8: TranzAlpine Train, Christchurch (B,D) Today we head north along the coast and pay a visit to a Pounamu (Greenstone) factory. Pounamu is considered a treasure in Maori culture and is seen as a sign of status and power. It is a hard, highly valued stone found only on the south island. It was often given as gifts to seal important agreements. See how beautiful jewellery is created out of this amazing green stone. At Greymouth, board the TranzAlpine train for a coast to coast adventure, 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. Stay: Rendezvous Hotel Day 9: Coastal Pacific Train, Blenheim (B,D) Your journey on the Coastal Pacific Train is a scenic feast, with the Kaikoura mountain ranges on one side of your train and the rugged Pacific Ocean coastline on the other. Travel through some of New Zealand’s finest farmland and wine growing regions plus see marine birds, seals and penguins from the comfort of your carriage through panoramic windows. Enjoy some time in Kaikoura before rejoining your coach and travelling on to Blenheim. A short tour of the area includes a visit to Yealands Estate Winery where you enjoy learning about and tasting, famous local wines. Stay: Scenic Hotel Marlborough

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Day 10: Picton, Wellington (B,D) Today we travel to Picton, a picturesque fishing village nestled on the shores of the Marlborough Sounds. Here we board the Interislander Ferry and cruise through Queen Charlotte Sound and across Cook Strait into Wellington Harbour for spectacular views of New Zealand’s Capital City. A city tour will incorporate the summit of Mt Victoria for panoramic views over the city, the Houses of Parliament and the distinctive ‘Beehive’, Wellington Cathedral and Oriental Bay. There is time to explore the city yourself. A visit to Te Papa, the “Museum of New Zealand”, situated on Wellington’s waterfront, or a ride on the famous Cable Car are both highly recommended. Stay: Ibis Wellington Day 11: Taupo, Rotorua (B,D) Drive to Paekakariki with views of Kapiti Island and on a clear day, the South Island. Cross rolling farmland to Tongariro National Park, dominated by the volcanic cone of Mt Ruapehu. Follow the Desert Road to Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake, which is famous for trout fishing. Stop at Huka Falls and skirt past massive pine forests to reach Rotorua, a geothermal wonderland and centre of Maori culture in New Zealand. . Stay: Sudima Lake Rotorua (2 nights) Day 12: Rotorua sightseeing (B,D) Your sightseeing tour visits the Agrodome Sheep show and Te Puia, home to the Maori Arts and Crafts Centre and Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, with its boiling mud pools, steaming craters, silica terraces and famous Pohutu Geyser. There is free time for optional activities this afternoon before a Maori Hangi (meal) with a selection of traditionally prepared meats and vegetables plus conventional dishes, followed by a concert featuring Maori songs, chants and the stirring haka.

Day 13: Hobbiton, Auckland (B,D) Cross the Mamaku Ranges to the Waikato region, noted for dairy farming and world famous horse studs. At Matamata, a guide will escort your group on a Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour. Take a drive through a picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Range whilst learning about and seeing how the Hobbiton Set was created. Later, continue north to reach New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland. A city tour includes a visit to the summit of the Sky Tower, the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, for superb city and harbour views.

Kauri Museum. Learn about the Kauri tree and the fascinating story of the pioneering days through the use of kauri timber and kauri gum as well as viewing the collection of antique kauri furniture and restored machinery. Continue your journey back to the ‘City of Sails’. Stay: Rydges Auckland Day 17: Depart Auckland (B) Sadly, it is time to say farewell to your travelling companions. At leisure until you are transferred to Auckland Airport to join your onward flight.

Stay: Rydges Auckland Day 14: Hibiscus Coast, Paihia (B,D) Drive north to Paihia in the Bay of Islands. Meet your local Maori guide who will provide an insight and history of the Bay of Islands, before visiting Waitangi, the birthplace of New Zealand. Here, you will take a self guided tour through the Treaty House, the Maori Meeting House and war canoe. This afternoon, enjoy a launch cruise to the Cape Brett Lighthouse and ‘Hole in the Rock’.

2016-17 GUARANTEED DEPARTURE DATES 2016: 18 Sep; 02, 16 Oct; 13, 27 Nov 2017: 08, 15 Jan; 05, 12, 26 Feb; 05, 12, 26 Mar; 09, 30 Apr; 10 Sep

Stay: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (2 nights)

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Day 15: Bay of Islands at leisure (B,D) Today is at your leisure, take the time to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Bay of Islands. Your Coach Captain will happily assist with arranging activities for you. Why not try a full day tour to Cape Reinga, New Zealand’s northern most point and Ninety Mile Beach. Alternatively, explore historic Russell and visit its original Church, Mission House and Museum.

Twin share Single room traveller

Sep 16 - Apr 17

May - Sep 17

£3,075 £3,949

£2,845 £3,699

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

Day 16: Matakohe, Auckland (B,D) Return to Auckland via the townships of Whangarei and Warkworth. Travel via Matakohe, home of the award winning

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Dargaville

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3.25

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5.05

8.20

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394

401

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5.35

5.45

12.15

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368

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3.15

10.30

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1.40

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554

225

299

339

470

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3.35

4.05

1.40

7.55

3.10

4.15

4.50

6.45

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280

332

153

598

143

296

249

574

82

4.05

4.45

2.10

8.35

2.05

4.15

3.35

7.20

1.00

206

298

107

525

299

308

417

447

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2.45

4.15

1.30

7.30

4.15

4.25

6.00

6.20

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2.25

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115

413

107

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339

465

356

158

205

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1.45

5.50

1.45

6.10

5.00

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5.00

2.35

2.55

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200

437

75

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307

183

340

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7.30

1.15

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5.05

3.30

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3.05 hrs

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98

328

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252

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380

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454

468

327

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252

164

74

693

305

222

439

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508

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6.30

6.40

4.45

11.05

3.35

2.10

1.15

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4.20

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6.15

6.50

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533

978

323

355

145

890

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548

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195

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7.35

14.00

4.35

5.10

2.10

13.00

6.35

5.25

7.50

8.15

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6.55

2.45

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170

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4.10

2.15

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Hawke Bay Napier

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9 1:1 3 0

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101 0 1:3

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51 0:45

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69 0:55

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115

107 1:20 80 1:00

Invercargill

6 0:4 2 5

Dunedin 57

Milton 25

0:4

361

670

hrs

5.10

9.35

Wanaka kms

273

117

hrs

3.55

1.50

551

255

324

2.30

7.50

3.40

4.40

535

634

7.40

9.05

443

769

575

217

579

887

hrs 280 4.00

6.10

11.00

8.15

3.05

8.15

12.45

539 7.40

860 12.15

678 9.40

411 5.50

773 1081 11.05 15.25

550

435

360

525

498

329

322

643

7.50

6.30

5.05

7.50

7.05

4.35

4.45

9.20

1146

1003

604

296

496

786

438

117

hrs 10.45 16.20 14.15

8.40

4.10

6.40

11.20

6.20

1.45

917

hrs 11.45 13.00 988

117

hrs

424

755

1108

170

Greymouth kms

6.00

15.50 13.05

2.25

6.55

148

672

hrs

486

5.40

2.15

9.50

Te Anau kms

395

8.05

317

113

829

563

hrs

4.30

1.35

Queenstown kms

5

Franz Josef kms

hrs

hrs

5

Stewart Island

Dunedin kms

Haast kms

Picton kms

Balclutha

0:2

4.25

hrs Nelson kms

1:30

121 2:05

Lumsden

134 0 1:4

77

308

hrs

Mt Cook kms

Oamaru

Alexandra

5

Christchurch kms

Invercargill kms Milford Sound kms hrs

86 1:05

5

7

1:2

10

0

1:3

50 0:50

61 0:40

71

Ashburton

83 1:15

Timaru

Omarama

1:0

112 0 1:2

Wanaka

87 0 1:0

Christchurch

0:5

52 0:35

Tekapo

Blenheim kms hrs

5

Mount Cook

8 14 5 2:1

Kaikoura

Waipara

5

0

48 0 0:3

Mt Hutt

Fox Glacier

23

141 2:00

54 0:45

14 2:1 5 0

Franz Josef

3:3

129 1:45

Hanmer Springs

91

Springs 1:20 Junction

0:2

Hokitika

4 Jul 15 - 19 Jul 15 26 Sep 15 - 17 Oct 15 18 Dec 15 - Between 1-5 Feb 16 16 Apr 16 - 1 May 16 9 Jul 16 - 24 Jul 16 24 Sep 16 - 19 Oct 16 Haast (Guideline only)

Queenstown

45

0

25

Kumara

Milford Sound

0:4

79 5 1:0

Greymouth

Murchison

8 1:1 8 5 85 1:10

103 1:35

101 1:35

Picton Blenheim

162 2:10

12 1:4 9 5

Westport

116 1:35

28 0:25

129 5 1:5

1:0

88

Karamea

Primary, Intermediate & Secondary School

0:5

Turangi

84 0 1:1

Takaka

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Doubtful Sound

Gisborne 98 5 1:2

Levin

Cape Farewell

Te Anau

27 0:25

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

11.45 hrs

2 4:4 25 0

Taihape

Bulls Palmerston North

Opotiki

Rotorua

Waiouru

30 5 0:2

538 7.45

90

5

65 0

27 0:20

44 5 0:3

660 9.25

1:1

58 0:50

Taupo

1:0

Ohakune

147 0 2:3

Whakatane 85 1:05

3 14 5 2:1

7.00

0

4

Bay of Plenty

143 0 2:3

6.00

1:2

10

100 1:15

4.15

Wairoa kms

378

99 1:20

88 1:20

4.40

New Plymouth

65 5 0:5

29 0:25

9.30

166 2:30

Hicks Bay

Tauranga

Tirau

78 1:00

4.30

55 0:4 5

Waitomo Caves Te Kuiti

Waitomo kms

8 1:0 3 0

83 1:15

10.00

Hamilton Taupo kms hrs

Paeroa

180 3:00

11.00 hrs

58 0:45

Whitianga 97 1:36

27 0:25

Pokeno

Paihia kms

777

76 0:55

1.45

Thames

51 0:35

11.40

66 1:00

5.30

Auckland

74 0:55

1.25

Warkworth

10.40 hrs

70 5

748

423 6.00

0:5

hrs

82 0:55

Kaitaia kms

5 0:4 2 0

446 6.20

103 1:45

819 11.40

103 0 1:3

320 4.35

Whangarei

58 5 0:5

7 1:0 5 0

hrs

63 0:45

5.40

3 0 2:0

1.55

16

Hamilton kms

6.25

23

6 0:5 7 5

394

86 1:0 5

hrs

127

16 2:3 4 5

7.10

Paihia

105 1:3 0

Gisborne kms

0:2

499

87 1:2 0

0

Auckland kms hrs

915

671

360

531

698

336

29

9.35

5.00

7.35

10.00

4.50

.25

271

299

189

262

583

404

283

486

794

3.50

4.10

2.40

3.45

8.20

5.45

4.05

6.55

11.20

1025

429

121

159

418

776

560

290

650

971

14.05 14.40

6.10

1.45

2.25

6.00

10.35

8.00

4.10

9.15

13.50

773

848

11.05 12.05

203

395

285

145

469

287

276

424

745

2.55

5.40

4.05

2.05

6.40

4.05

3.55

6.04

10.40

951

869

Westport kms

558

830

664

288

226

664

hrs

8.00

11.50

9.30

4.05

3.15

9.30

13.35 12.25

437

105

277

695

333

265

6.15

1.25

3.55

9.55

4.45

3.45

Driving Distances - South Island

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Self Drive Holidays

Stress Free Driving

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.

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

Drivers Licenses

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

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

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

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

Per Day

01 Jun 15 - 30 Sep 16

3-6 Days 7+ Days

£7 (+ £8 compulsory courier fee) £6 (+ £8 compulsory courier fee)

ANZCRO Highly Recommended

Unique to:

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

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Northern Odyssey

9 days Auckland to Wellington Westhaven Marina, Auckland. Photo Credit: ATEED

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

Itinerary: DAY 1: Arrive Auckland Our representative will meet you on arrival and transfer you to your chosen accommodation. The rest of today is free to explore the ‘City of Sails’. B&B: The Great Ponsonby Hotel: The Heritage Auckland DAY 2: Hahei Beach, Cathedral Cove & the Coromandel (B) Having collected your rental car, travel to the popular beaches of the Coromandel Peninsula. At Hahei, board a state-of-the-art rigid hull inflatable boat that takes you into the coastal islands of this marine reserve. Visit reefs, massive sea caves & bays, including the world-famous Cathedral Cove. The rest of today is free to explore the delights of the Coromandel, a favourite holiday destination for local kiwis. B&B: Rewa House Hotel: Grand Mercure Puka Park Lodge* DAY 3: Bay of Plenty Coastline, Whakatane (B) Enjoy time for exploring, relaxing or swimming before driving along the Bay of Plenty coastline, through the beachside towns of Tauranga & Mt Maunganui, to Whakatane for your overnight stay. B&B: The Villa at White Island Rendezvous Hotel: Tuscany Villas

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

Bay of Plenty

Whakatane

Lake Taupo

(B) DAY 6: Lake Taupo, Napier First stop today is the mighty Huka Falls where you will experience a thrilling jetboat ride aboard the world famous HukaJet. Take time to wander around the popular lakeside town of Taupo before venturing eastwards over the scenic Kaweka ranges & descending into the Art-Deco city of Napier. B&B: Cobden Garden Homestay (2 nights) Hotel: Scenic Hotel Te Pania (2 nights) DAY 7: Explore Napier & the local surrounds (B) Commence the day with a locally guided walk that will bring this fascinating architecture alive. At leisure to discover the Hawke’s Bay, widely regarded as the ‘Tuscany of the South Pacific’. You can explore the countryside & city pathways on your late model, mountain bike (or tandem if you prefer!), enjoy a game of golf, visit the largest mainland gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers, visit local wineries or take in the local city sights.

Rotorua Taupo Napier

B&B: Koura Lodge (2 nights) - Summer Hamurana Lodge (2 nights) - Winter Hotel: Regent Rotorua Boutique & Spa (2 nights) DAY 5: Discover Rotorua (B,D) Discover the delights of Rotorua. There are many activities available including visits to thermal reserves, rafting, kayaking, cruising, spa treatments, adventure and general sightseeing activities. This evening, enjoy a traditional hangi (feast) and cultural evening with local Maori.

Coromandel

Auckland

Wellington

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

Jan Apr 16

May Sep 16

Oct 16 Mar 17

£1,138 £1,189

£1,139 £1,108

£1,229 £1,271

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


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Island of Delight

13 days Wellington to Christchurch Looking over Lake Tekapo to Mt Cook.

Price includes: • 12 nights accommodation in the style of your choice • Breakfasts daily & 1 lunch • 7/8 days car hire with full insurance and damage waiver, unlimited mileage & GPS • Scenic Interislander ferry cruise to the South Island • Water taxi transfers to Kenepuru Sound • Coastal Pacific train to Kaikoura and Christchurch • Lake Tekapo & Church of the Good Shepherd • World-Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park • Tasman Glacier Explorer boat expedition • Milford Sound Nature Cruise with scenic flight back to Queenstown • Historic Arrowtown • Twin glaciers of Fox & Franz Josef • World famous TranzAlpine train journey though the Southern Alps • Private transfers as stated

Itinerary: DAY 1: Arrive Wellington On arrival at Wellington, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your city hotel. The rest of today is at leisure to explore the nation’s capital. A visit to Te Papa National Museum is highly recommended. Hotel: Rydges Hotel Boutique: Museum Hotel DAY 2: Picton & the Marlborough Sounds (B) This morning, transfer to the ferry terminal & enjoy a scenic cruise across Cook Strait by the Interislander to the picturesque fishing village of Picton. Transfer by water taxi to your remote resort located in the stunning Marlborough Sounds. All categories: Raetihi Lodge - Summer (2 nights) Bay of Many Coves - Winter (2 nights) DAY 3: Enjoy Kenepuru Sound (B) A free day to relax & marvel at the magic that is the Marlborough Sounds. Lodge staff will share their love of the area with you through the wide range of water and nature based experiences they put at your fingertips. Complimentary fishing tackle, kayaks and mountain bikes are provided at the lodge and there are a number of bush walks to enjoy. DAY 4: Coastal Pacific Train to Kaikoura^ (B) After a leisurely breakfast, return to Picton and join the Coastal Pacific train for your journey to Kaikoura, a coastal town nestled between the Kaikoura mountain range & the Pacific Ocean.

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

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

Wellington Kaikoura

Mt Cook

Christchurch

Lake Tekapo Milford Sound

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

Wanaka Queenstown

DAYS 8&9: Explore Queenstown & surrounds (B) Enjoy two free days to experience this magnificent resort. Surrounded by majestic mountains, Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure & leisure activities in all forms, from extreme to relaxed exploration. DAY 10: Milford Sound Nature Cruise Coach & Fly (B,L) Travel by coach to spectacular Milford Sound where you will enjoy a leisurely nature cruise of this breathtaking fiord, cruising its full length to the Tasman Sea. An on-board nature guide will give you detailed information of the region’s history, flora & fauna and you will view spectacular waterfalls, rainforests and towering mountains, including the awesome Mitre Peak. Return to Queenstown by spectacular scenic flight. (B) DAY 11: Arrowtown, Wanaka, Twin Glaciers Take time to stroll through the historic village of Arrowtown on your drive to the spectacular lakeside resort of Wanaka. Then enjoy incredible scenery as you drive past the untouched native forests and pristine lakes of the World Heritage Westland National Park and Haast Pass. On to Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers where there is the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region (subject to weather conditions). Hotel: 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: The George Hotel DAY 13: Depart Christchurch (B) Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Christchurch airport to connect with your onward flight. Per Person, Twin Share from Hotel Boutique

Jan Apr 16

May Sep 16

Oct 16 Mar 17

£1,980 £2,503

£1,661 £2,195

£2,039 £2,618

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

Hotel: The Fairways Ocean Ridge Boutique: Hapuku Lodge DAY 5: Continue on to Christchurch (B) This morning, there is time to enjoy an optional whale-watching adventure, a swim with the dolphins or join local Maori for a unique, award winning cultural experience. Later this afternoon, reboard the Coastal Pacific for the continuation of your train journey to Christchurch. Hotel: Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch Boutique: The George Hotel Float plane transfers are available to Raetihi Lodge (additional cost)

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Southern Adventure

16 days Christchurch to Christchurch Kaikoura Coastline.

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 & GPS • Private airport transfer on arrival • 4WD High Country experience • Spectacular TranzAlpine train journey • Entry to Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools • Whale watching cruise, Kaikoura • Cruise & walk Abel Tasman National Park • Punakaiki Rocks & Blowhole • Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers • Historic Arrowtown • Stunning Milford Sound • Dart River Jet Boat Safari

DAY 4: Whale Watch Cruise, Nelson (B) Every Whale Watch tour is a unique experience & sightings may vary from day to day. Giant sperm whales are the star of the show and are year-round residents. A typical Whale Watch tour may encounter fur seals, pods of Dusky dolphins & the endangered Wandering Albatross. Depending on the season, you may also see migrating Hump Back whales, Pilot whales, Blue whales & Southern Right whales. Later today, continue north to Blenheim, gateway to the well-known Marlborough Sounds region before arriving at Nelson. Hotel: Grand Mercure Monaco Resort (2 nights) Luxury: Warwick House (2 nights) DAY 5: Abel Tasman National Park walk (B,L) Experience for yourself the legendary Abel Tasman Maritime Park. Cruise into protected bays & view the fur seal colony on Tonga Island. The launch hugs the shore, travelling in close to idyllic beaches fringed by native forest. The Abel Tasman Coastal track is well formed & shaded and comes out onto protected beaches excellent for swimming. Enjoy a great day on the water combining cruising, sightseeing, bush walks & beautiful beaches.

• Southern Skies stargazing experience

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

• Tasman Glacier Explorer boat expedition

All categories: Punakaiki Resort

• Stately Olveston House, Dunedin • World Heritage Mt Cook National Park

Itinerary: DAY 1: Arrive Christchurch Welcome to Christchurch. Having cleared customs & immigration formalities, you will be met by our representative & transferred to your city hotel. Hotel: Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch (2 nights) Luxury: The George Hotel (2 nights) DAY 2: 4WD High Country TranzAlpine Experience (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. DAY 3: Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura (B) Collect your rental car this morning and drive inland to the naturally picturesque and tranquil alpine village of Hanmer Springs, nestled in a valley at the foothills of the Southern Alps. Relax in the hot thermal pools of the Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve before continuing on to Kaikoura, located in a narrow strip of stunning coastline that lies between mountain peaks and the Pacific Ocean. Hotel: The White Morph Luxury: Hapuku Lodge

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(B) DAY 7: Greymouth, Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers The West Coast is home to towering rainforests, mountains and glaciers, tranquil lakes and rushing rivers. It is steeped in history dating back to the gold rush era of the 1860’s. There is the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region this afternoon, weather permitting. Your overnight stay tonight is in the glacier village of Franz Josef. Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Luxury: Te Waonui Forest Retreat - Summer Westwood Lodge - Winter DAY 8: Haast, Wanaka, Queenstown (B) View incredible scenery as you travel past the untouched native forests and pristine lakes of the World Heritage Westland National Park and Haast Pass. There is time to wander around the popular lakeside townships of Hawea and Wanaka before travelling over the spectacular Crown Range to the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown. On to Queenstown, a beautiful alpine resort regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination. Hotel: Heritage Queenstown (2 nights) Luxury: The Dairy Private Luxury Hotel (2 nights) DAY 9: Free day to explore Queenstown & surrounds (B) Surrounded by majestic mountains, Queenstown boasts adventure & leisure activities in all forms, from extreme to relaxed exploration. Jet boating, river rafting, wine tours, lake cruises, 4WD Lord of the Rings tours and bush walks are just some of the numerous activities available.


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DAY 10: Milford Sound Overnight Cruise^ (B,D) Travel by coach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through the rolling countryside to Te Anau. Continue along the spectacular Milford Road and through the hand-strewn Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound where you board the Milford Mariner for a relaxing cruise along the entire length of the Sound to the Tasman Sea where you will view spectacular waterfalls, rainforests, mountains & wildlife. The Milford Mariner is designed along the lines of a traditional New Zealand trading scow to reflect Fiordland’s heritage and you will be accommodated in private cabins with en-suite bathrooms in this purpose-built vessel. It boasts spacious deck areas for viewing the wilderness, scenery & wildlife of Milford and activities include kayaking and excursions in the tender vessels (stabi craft) to explore the coastline. Overnight in sheltered Harrison Cove DAY 11: Return to Queenstown, day at leisure (B) An optional scenic flight back to Queenstown this morning is available subject to weather conditions (own expense). Upon your return to Queenstown, the rest of the day is free to relax & enjoy all that this spectacular resort has to offer. Hotel: Heritage Hotel (2 nights) Luxury: The Dairy Private Luxury Hotel (2 nights) DAY 12: Mighty Dart River Safari (B) This morning, you will be collected from your hotel & taken to Glenorchy to join your Dart River Jetboat Safari. Here you jet boat on crystal clear waters in a wild and scenic landscape amidst towering peaks, glaciers and the ancient rainforests of the Mt. Aspiring National Park. This is far more than a jet boat ride… it’s a rare journey into the enchanted wilderness of a World Heritage area. This afternoon is free for further sightseeing.

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.

Abel Tasman National Park Pancake Rocks Greymouth Arthur’s Pass National Park

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City Luxury: Camp Estate Boutique Lodge

Mt Cook Haast

DAY 14: Oamaru, Mt Cook National Park (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.

Nelson

Kaikoura Hanmer Springs Christchurch

Lake Tekapo

Milford Sound Queenstown

Wanaka Dunedin

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

DAY 16: Depart Christchurch (B) Free time this morning for some last minute sightseeing, shopping or relaxing before returning your vehicle at Christchurch airport for your onward flight. Per Person, Twin Share from Hotel Luxury

Jan Apr 16

May Sep 16

Oct 16 Mar 17

£2,379 £3,065

£1,964 £2,608

£2,545 £3,244

*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.

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Pacific Escapade

18 days Auckland to Christchurch Bay of Islands. Photo Credit: Northland NZ

Price includes: • 17 nights accommodation in the style of your choice • Breakfasts daily,1 lunch & 3 dinners • 16 days car rental including full insurance, unlimited kms & GPS • Domestic flight Rotorua to Christchurch • Private airport transfers on arrival & departure • Cape Brett & Hole in the Rock cruise • Te Puia Thermal Reserve • Akaroa Wildlife cruise • Lake Tekapo & Church of the Good Shepherd • Aoraki, Mt Cook National Park • Tasman Glacier Explorer boat excursion • Shotover Jet Boat ride • Doubtful Sound Wilderness Excursion • World-heritage Westland National Park • Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers • Punakaiki Rocks & Blowhole • Award-winning TranzAlpine train journey through the Southern Alps

Itinerary: DAY 1: Arrive Auckland Welcome to Auckland, the City of Sails. On completion of arrival formalities, you will be transferred to your chosen accommodation. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore what the ‘City of Sails’ has to offer. B&B: The Great Ponsonby Hotel: The Heritage Auckland

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

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

DAY 3: At leisure in the Bay of Islands (B) A free day to enjoy all that this natural playground has to offer. Swim with dolphins, see whales up-close, enjoy a days big game fishing, play a round of golf or take a trip to Cape Reinga, the northernmost point in New Zealand … the choices are endless.

(B) DAY 8: Fly Rotorua to Christchurch, Akaroa This morning, board your flight to Christchurch. On arrival, collect your rental car & drive to Akaroa, a quaint seaside village on the Banks Peninsula with a strong French heritage. Settled in the early 1860’s, it has retained its French flavour through its street names & architecture.

DAY 4: Matakana, Coromandel Peninsula (B) Head south today and stop at the Matakana wine village with its markets and boutique shops. Join the Pacific Coast Highway that links Auckland with the Coromandel Peninsula, a beautiful rugged area fringed with dozens of excellent beaches and a place where many local kiwis go to escape the hustle and hype of city life. It is also home to many arts and crafts people who seek an alternative lifestyle. B&B: Rewa Lodge (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. DAY 6: Bay of Plenty, Rotorua (B) Travel along the Bay of Plenty coastline to the popular beachside towns of Tauranga & Mt Maunganui. From here, travel inland across the volcanic plateau to the geothermal city of Rotorua, an area that has enchanted visitors from around the world for more than 160 years. B&B: Koura Lodge - Summer (2 nights) Hamurana Lodge - Winter (2 nigths) Hotel: Regent Rotorua Boutique Hotel & Spa (2 nights)

B&B: Banks House (2 nights) Hotel: Akaroa Village Inn (2 nights - Room only) (B) DAY 9: Wildlife Harbour Cruise Your harbour cruise today will be fully narrated by your skipper who has extensive knowledge of the nature, wildlife and history of the harbour. The highlight of this trip is undoubtedly the sighting of one of the world’s smallest and rarest dolphins, the Hector’s or New Zealand Dolphin. These friendly and inquisitive mammals meet the boat most days throughout the year and their calves can be seen between October and March. Also on the trip you may catch glimpses of the White Flippered Blue Penguin, the smallest penguin in the world. There are many different bird species in the Harbour, including five different cormorant species and there is the chance of sighting the endangered yellow-eyed penguin. DAY 10: Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook National Park (B) Travel through the MacKenzie Country to Lake Tekapo where you stop to view the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd, built of local stone and oak in 1935. Then it’s on to the Mt Cook National Park, a World Heritage listed site. The park covers over 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery and is also home to the Tasman Glacier; the longest in the Southern hemisphere. Optional Ski-plane & helicopter flights are available here subject to weather conditions. All categories: The Hermitage Mt Cook


Self Drive Holidays Pahia

Bay of Islands

Auckland

Coromandel Peninsula

Rotorua

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

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

B&B: The Dairy Private Luxury Hotel (3 nights) Hotel: Heritage Queenstown (3 nights) DAY 12: Explore Queenstown at leisure (B) Nothing you have experienced will have prepared you for the excitement of a Shotover Jet ride as you speed through the towering, rocky canyons of the South Island’s river of gold. The major highlight is the famous Shotover Turn, where your boat spins through a full 360 degrees in its own length. The remainder of today is at leisure to relax or explore Queenstown. Optional activities available include bungy jumping, white water rafting, four wheel driving, cruising on Lake Wakatipu, riding a gondola to the summit of Bob’s Peak for panoramic views or simply enjoying the excellent shopping and dining available. DAY 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.

Christchurch Akaroa

Lake Wanaka Queenstown Doubtful Sound

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

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. Per Person, Twin Share from B&B Hotel

Jan Apr 16

May Sep 16

Oct 16 Mar 17

£3,109 £2,978

£2,736 £2,504

£3,210 £3,105

*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’

DAY 14: Lake Wanaka, Lake Moeraki^ (B,D) Leave Queenstown this morning & stop at the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, a fascinating collection of mining cottages with an atmosphere straight out of last century. Wander around the beautiful town of Lake Wanaka before enjoying incredible scenery as you drive past the untouched native forests and pristine lakes of the Westland National Park & Haast Pass. Few places can match the unique natural setting of your accommodation for the next 2 nights, the Lake Moeraki Wilderness Lodge. All categories: Wilderness Lodge, Lake Moeraki DAY 15: A day at leisure (B,D) With pristine lakes & untouched ancient rainforest, spectacular beaches that are home to fur seals and crested penguins, Moeraki is a paradise for nature lovers. Radiating from the lodge is a network of guided and self-guided rainforest and Tasman seacoast walks. There is also a fleet of canoes for you to explore the Moeraki River and you can paddle the short distance up the river to the lake. DAY 16: West Coast Glaciers, Punakaiki Rocks (B) This morning, journey up the coast to Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers. Optional helicopter flightseeing or heli-hikes can be booked and are highly recommended (subject to weather conditions). Travel north along the dramatic West Coast, steeped in history dating back to the gold rush era of the 1800’s, to the famous blowholes & limestone formations at Punakaki Rocks. All categories: Punakaiki Resort

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Self Drive Holidays

Grand Explorer

25 or 21 days Auckland to Christchurch Akaroa Harbour. Photo Credit: Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism

Price includes: • 20/24 nights accommodation in the style of your choice • 18/22 days car rental including full insurance, unlimited kms & GPS • Entry to Matakohe Kauri Museum • Waipoua Forest Twilight Encounter • Cape Brett & Hole in the Rock cruise • Guided tour of the Hobbiton movie set • Maori cultural experience with traditional hangi (feast) • Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve • Locally guided Art Deco walk • Scenic Interislander cruise • Water taxi transfers to Kenepuru Sound • Kaikoura Whale Watch cruise • Entry to Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve & Pools • Monarch Wildlife cruise, Dunedin • Taieri Gorge Raiway • Milford Sound Nature Cruise • World-heritage Westland National Park • Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers • Award-winning TranzAlpine train journey through the Southern Alps • Airport transfer on departure

Itinerary: DAY 1: Arrive Auckland Welcome to Auckland, Having completed arrival formalities, take delivery of your rental car and make your way to your chosen accommodation. The rest of today is free to explore the ‘City of Sails’. Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City Apartment: Auckland Harbour Oaks DAY 2: Matakohe, Hokianga Harbour Head north out of Auckland today for about an hour and a half before turning west and taking a step back in time. A stop at the Matakohe Kauri Museum gives you some great insight to the area you are traveling through. Continue north through Dargaville and the Waipoua Forest before arriving at Hokianga Harbour. Tonight, enjoy a Twilight Encounter, a magical evening tour of the Waipoua Forest guided by local Maori. All categories: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga 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) 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.

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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: Spencer on Byron Apartment: Auckland Takapuna Oaks (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) Apartment: Distinction Princes Gate Hotel (2 nights) (D) DAY 7: Discover Rotorua Discover the delights of Rotorua. There are many activities available including visits to thermal reserves, rafting, kayaking, cruising, spa treatments, adventure and general sightseeing activities. This evening, enjoy a traditional hangi (feast) and cultural evening with local Maori. DAY 8: Wai-O-Tapu, Lake Taupo, 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 Taupo. Continue on to Napier, one of the world’s finest Art Deco cities. Hotel: Quest Napier (2 nights) Apartment: Deco City Motor Lodge (2 nights) DAY 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 & 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: Ibis Hotel Wellington Apartment: Citylife Wellington DAY 11: Interislander ferry, Marlborough Sounds This morning, enjoy a scenic cruise across Cook Strait by the Interislander to the picturesque fishing village of Picton. Transfer by water taxi to your remote resort located in the stunning Marlborough Sounds. All categories: Raetihi Lodge - Summer (2 nights) Bay of Many Coves - Winter (2 nights) DAY 12: Enjoy Kenepuru Sound A free day to relax & marvel at the magic that is the Marlborough Sounds. Lodge staff will share their love of the area with you through the wide range of water and nature based experiences they put at your fingertips. Complimentary fishing tackle, kayaks and mountain bikes are provided at the lodge and there are a number of bush walks to enjoy. DAY 13: Picton, Kaikoura After a leisurely start, return to Picton and take delivery of your next rental car and join the Coastal Pacific highway for the drive to Kaikoura, a coastal town located on a thin strip of coastal land between the Kaikoura mountain range & the Pacific Ocean. Hotel: The White Morph Apartment: Fairways Ocean Ridge DAY 14: Whale Watching, Hanmer Springs Enjoy a morning Whale Watch adventure. Every trip is a unique experience & sightings may vary from day to day. Giant sperm whales are the star of the show and are year-round residents. A typical Whale Watch tour may encounter fur seals, pods of Dusky dolphins & the endangered Wandering Albatross. Depending on the season, you may also see migrating Hump Back whales, Pilot whales, Blue whales & Southern Right whales. Later, head inland to the alpine village of Hanmer Springs nestled amongst the foothills of the Southern Alps. End your day with a relaxing soak in the thermal mineral pools. Hotel: Heritage Hanmer Springs Apartment: Clear Ridge Hanmer Springs


Self Drive Holidays Kerikeri

Bay of Islands

Hokianga Harbour

Pahia

Matakohe

Matakana Takapuna

Auckland

Hobbiton

Rotorua

Lake Taupo Napier

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve Hawke Bay

Wellington

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

Picton Hanmer Springs

Martinborough

Cook Strait

Kaikoura

Greymouth Franz Josef Glacier Fox Glacier

Christchurch Akaroa

Haast Milford Sound

Wanaka

Queenstown Te Anau

Dunedin

Hotel: Wains Hotel Dunedin (2 nights) Apartment: Apartments at St Clair (2 nights) DAY 17: Portobello Peninsula, Taieri Gorge Railway 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 wporld’s greatest train trips, for a relaxing journey through dramatic and everchanging landscapes. DAY 18: Central Otago, Te Anau Travel through the Central Otago townships of Balclutha, Gore and Lumsden as you make your way to Te Anau, located on the shores of the largest of the southern glacial lakes and gateway to the spectacular Fiordland National Park, home to the spectacular fiords of Milford & Doubtful Sounds. Hotel: Distinction Luxmore Hotel Apartment: Lakefront Lodge

DAY 19: Milford Sound Nature Cruise, Queenstown Travel by coach along the spectacular Milford Road and through the hand-strewn Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound where you board your vessel for a relaxing nature cruise along the entire length of the Sound to the Tasman Sea. You will view the awe-inspiring Mitre Peak, spectacular waterfalls, rainforests, mountains & wildlife. Collect your vehicle on return to Te Anau and drive on to Queenstown. Hotel: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront (3 nights) Apartment: Peppers Beacon Queenstown (3 nights) DAY 20 & 21: Explore Queenstown & 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 & 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. Hotel: Edgewater Resort Apartment: Wanaka Edge Apartments DAY 23: Hast Pass, Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers View incredible scenery as you drive past the untouched native forests and pristine lakes of the Westland National Park & Haast Pass. On to the twin West Coast glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef. There is the opportunity to experience an optional scenic flight over this remarkable region this afternoon, weather permitting. Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Apartment: Franz Alpine Retreat DAY 24: TranzAlpine Train, Christchurch Drive along the rugged west coast highway to Greymouth. Check in for your TranzAlpine train journey to Christchurch, rated as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. It crosses over the spectacular Southern Alps before winding its way over massive viaducts, through scenic river gorges and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Hotel: Ibis Christchurch Apartment: Quest Christchurch DAY 25: Depart Christchurch Sadly, your holiday is at an end and you will be transferred to Christchurch airport today to connect with your onward flight.

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

Jan Apr 16

May Sep 16

Oct 16 Mar17

£2,299 £2,440

£2,034 £2,317

£2,310 £2,540

Jan Apr 16

May Sep 16

Oct 16 Mar17

£2,727 £2,980

£2,395 £2,726

£2,761 £3,067

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Boutique Stays

Scenic float plane at Koura Lodge, Rotorua.

HOTEL DE BRETT, AUCKLAND

KOURA LODGE, ROTORUA

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

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

The famous Housebar has been meticulously restored to become one of Auckland’s premier meeting places while a glass roofed atrium and courtyard form the central focal point for diners at De Bretts Kitchen, one of Auckland’s top restaurants. The hotel was voted one of the Top 25 trendiest hotels in the South Pacific in the 2012 Trip Advisor Awards and the best small hotel in New Zealand in the 2013 Asia Pacific Hotel Awards.

Waking up to the sounds of native bird life, a five star breakfast, lakeside open air spa &sauna, canoeing, fishing and tennis are all part of Koura Lodge’s real New Zealand experience. You’re just five minutes’ drive to the city centre and many of Rotorua’s world famous attractions are located even closer. There are not too many places in the world you can walk 50m from your room, climb into a float plane and in 5 minutes be flying through the craters of a dormant volcano!

Rates from £192 per night twin share including breakfast.

Rates from £256 per night twin share including breakfast.

Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

HAWTHORNE HOUSE, HAWKE’S BAY

AYLSTONE RETREAT, MARTINBOROUGH

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

Located in the world renowned Pinot Noir wine region of Martinborough, Aylstone Retreat overlooks vineyards and the spectacular Tararua Mountain Range. It is a relaxing and quiet haven for wine & food enthusiasts looking to escape the city or explore the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. French provincial in style, Aylstone has six beautifully appointed guest rooms that feature exquisite views over surrounding vineyards, classic furnishings and en-suite bathrooms. Breakfast is served in the spacious dining area overlooking the small vineyard at the front and next door in the guest library, you can relax and browse through books and magazines or use the internet.

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

It is an easy 10 minute stroll into the village centre where there are many cafes, restaurants and boutique shops. Other nearby activities include golf, quad biking, cycle tours, bush walks, wild natural beaches with black volcanic sand and at Cape Palliser, the southern-most point on the North Island, you may lucky enough to see seals basking amongst the rocks.

Rates from £168 per night twin share including breakfast.

Rates from £136 per night twin share room only.

Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

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Boutique Stays

Tin Tub Luxury Lodge, Wanaka

RAETIHI LODGE, MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS

ORARI BED & BREAKFAST, CHRISTCHURCH

Nestled in a secluded bay of extraordinary natural beauty in the Marlborough Sounds is Raetihi Lodge, with a total of just 14 beautifully appointed guest rooms. The seaview rooms offer spacious accommodation that overlooks the tranquil blue waters of the Kenepuru Sound. Friendly lodge staff will share their love and passion for the area with you through the wide range of water and nature based experiences they put at your fingertips. Dine in the lodge’s restaurant and enjoy fresh local cuisine themed to suit the season.

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.

Rates include complimentary use of fishing tackle and kayaks for your enjoyment and other activities include bush walks, mountain biking, wine trails and boating. And whilst it is possible to drive by car to the lodge, we recommend getting there by water taxi or floatplane. Both depart from the picturesque fishing village of Picton where the Interislander ferry arrives and departs and offer a much quicker, scenic and more novel way of travelling to this remote part of the Sounds.

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

Rates from £141 per night twin share room only.

Rates from £108 per night twin share including breakfast.

Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

WILDERNESS LODGE, LAKE MOERAKI

TIN TUB LUXURY LODGE, WANAKA

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.

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

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

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

Rates from £414 per night twin share including dinner & breakfast.

Rates from £170 per night twin share including breakfast.

Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

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Luxury Lodges

Wharekauhau Lodge.

THE BOATSHED, WAIHEKE ISLAND

SOLITAIRE LODGE, ROTORUA

The Boatshed is situated on a sun-drenched bay on the island of Waiheke, just 35 minutes by ferry from downtown Auckland. This barefoot luxury hotel is inspired by the early 1900 boatsheds that scatter the country’s shores. All 7 guest rooms and suites are beautifully appointed and offer privacy, open fires and panoramic sea views. The extensive kitchen gardens supply the chef with daily produce to accompany and highlight the best New Zealand has to offer, from the farm to the sea.

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.

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

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

Rates from £332 per night twin share.

Rates from £703 per night twin share.

Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

THE FARM AT CAPE KIDNAPPERS, HAWKES BAY

WHAREKAUHAU LODGE, PALLISER BAY

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

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

Rates from £922 per night twin share.

Rates from £951 per night twin share.

Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

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Luxury Lodges

Owner’s Cottage at Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown.

STONEFLY LODGE, MOTUEKA VALLEY

HAPUKU LODGE, KAIKOURA

Situated on 150 acres of private forest just 50 minutes from Nelson, Stonefly Lodge offers the complete package for visitors looking to experience fly fishing in New Zealand. With only 4 luxury rooms boasting spectacular views, Stonefly offers an intimate and unforgettable world-class stay for any fly fishing enthusiast, providing expert guiding and instruction for both the novice and experienced fly fisherman. A wide range of nearby world renowned trout rivers and streams let guests enjoy any kind of fly fishing experience … from gentle, flowing, crystal clear waters to the more challenging backcountry streams.

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.

This 5 star retreat in the heart of the Motueka Valley lies between the National Parks of Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi. The region also offers a wide variety of activities and outdoor experiences including coastal walks, hiking, kayaking, sailing, wine tasting and exploring local boutique arts and craft galleries. Rates include accommodation, daily breakfast, pre-dinner canapes and a three course dinner. A minimum stay of two nights applies.

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

Rates from £615 per night twin share.

Rates from £416 per night twin share.

Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

OTAHUNA LODGE, CHRISTCHURCH

MATAKAURI LODGE, QUEENSTOWN

Built in 1895, Otahuna Lodge is New Zealand’s premier historic estate and is considered one of the best examples of ‘Queen Anne’ or ‘Arts and Crafts” style architecture in Australasia. This Victorian mansion is surrounded by 30 acres of decorative and productive gardens which offer panoramic vistas of the Southern Alps.

Just seven minutes from Queenstown lies the spectacularly located Matakauri Lodge. This stunning alpine lakeside retreat affords breathtaking views over Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkable, Cecil and Walter Peak mountain ranges, in one of the world’s most serenely beautiful landscapes. Stay in one of 12 stylishly furnished luxurious suites, each with its own private porch, bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom with twin vanities and oversized bath tub.

Though each of the 7 suites offer its own distinct character, all of the rooms are decorated in a traditional English country style with classic furniture, elegant fabrics and individual pieces of commissioned art by contemporary New Zealand artists. They retain grand architectural features including ornate, wood-burning fireplaces, carved inglenooks and stained glass windows. Food and wine are an integral part of the Lodge experience and the nightly menu celebrates the best of fresh New Zealand produce with an emphasis on seasonal estate-grown offerings. The nightly tariff includes a 5-course degustation dinner with wine pairings, pre-dinner drinks with canapés, full cooked breakfast, laundry services and full use of Lodge facilities and equipment.

Four suites are classically located within the main lodge, with the remaining suites nestled in a native forest. As a Relais & Chateaux property, Matakauri Lodge offers a unique dining experience in a luxurious setting with the cuisine offered focused on showcasing local seasonal produce and produce from the lodges own vegetable garden Room tariff includes pre-dinner drinks with hors d’oeuvres, seasonal gourmet dinner, full breakfast, complimentary mini-bar including domestic beers (excludes liquor and wine) and use of all lodge facilities excluding spa treatments.

Rates from £1,171 per night twin share.

Rates from £779 per night twin share.

Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

Prices will vary depending on season, room type and number of people travelling

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Car Rentals Auckland

Keri Keri Whangarei

Tauranga Hamilton Rotorua Taupo New Plymouth Gisborne Palmerston Nor Napier th Picton Nelson Wellington Blenheim Greymouth Christchurch Queenstown

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

Invercargill

Dunedin

Southern Alps, West Coast. Photo Credit: West Coast Tourism

Toyota Corolla/Ford Focus (or similar)

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

Days & Rates 1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16 1 Apr 16 - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

4-6

7-13

14-27

28+

£41 £34 £42

£40 £33 £41

£39 £30 £39

£37 £30 £37

Toyota Camry (or similar)

Group C CDMR Compact Manual 1.8 litre Air Con., Seats 4 Luggage: 1 large, 2 small

Days & Rates 1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16 1 Apr 16 - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

4-6

7-13

14-27

28+

£43 £37 £44

£42 £35 £43

£41 £33 £42

£39 £32 £39

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

4-6

7-13

14-27

28+

£50 £40 £52

£50 £38 £51

£48 £37 £50

£48 £36 £47

Toyota Highlander Wagon (or similar)

Days & Rates

Days & Rates 1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16 1 Apr 16 - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

4-6

7-13

14-27

28+

£53 £42 £54

£52 £41 £53

£51 £39 £52

£48 £38 £49

Toyota Prado (or similar)

1 Apr 16 - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

4-6

7-13

14-27

28+

£59 £48 £61

£58 £48 £59

£57 £47 £58

£53 £46 £54

Conditions & General Information Rates: Determined by date of pick up for entire hire. A rental day consists of 24 hours. Driver’s age: Minimum 21 years (except Group M - 25 years). Driver’s Licence: A full valid licence, held for a min. of one year is the min. requirement. It must be written in English or accompanied by an International Driver’s Permit. Rates Include: GST, Unlimited kms, Damage/theft cover (subject to excess). Accident Damage Excess: (ADE) Each rental is subject to ADE which may be reduced by purchasing an Accident Excess Reduction package. Groups B-F NZ$3,450 including GST. Group H-M NZ$4,025 including GST. Accident Excess Reduction: (AER) Purchase of AER cover reduces the excess to NIL for all categories. These daily amounts are non-refundable. Groups B-F NZ$29.90 including GST per day.

Days & Rates 1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16 1 Apr 16 - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

4-6

7-13

14-27

28+

£45 £37 £45

£44 £36 £44

£43 £33 £42

£42 £33 £41

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

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

Days & Rates 1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16 1 Apr 16 - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

4-6

7-13

14-27

28+

£57 £43 £59

£56 £41 £57

£55 £41 £56

£53 £39 £54

Toyota Previa Minibus (or similar)

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

1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16

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

Toyota Rav 4 (or similar)

Ford Falcon/XR6 (or similar) Group E IDAR Intermediate Auto 2.0 - 2.2 litre Air Con., Seats 4 Luggage: 2 large, 1 small

1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16

Toyota Corolla (or similar)

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

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

Days & Rates 1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16 1 Apr 16 - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

4-6

7-13

14-27

28+

£61 £63 £79

£59 £62 £78

£58 £61 £76

£57 £59 £70

Group H - M NZ$35.60 including GST per day. Security Bond: NZ$300 plus any fees. Important Note Re Accident Excess: If no credit card is presented then a cost deposit of NZ$300 (incl.GST) is required plus the value of any optional extras purchased at the rental counter, plus the cost of any applicable oneway fees, airport fees, remote fees etc. i.e. (ADE) NZ$35.60 (incl.GST), plus sundries & NZ $300 security bond OR (AER) NZ$29.90 (incl. GST) times number of days of hire plus any sundries, plus security bond. Depots: Available from 23 cities & towns, including airports. Note: Kerikeri & Gisborne surcharge NZ$46 paid direct. Airport/Ferry Fee: From NZ$46 - NZ$57.50 Paid direct (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch & Queenstown are the higher charge). Minimum Hire: 3 consecutive days. Credit Card Surcharge: 1.99% + GST on all credit card transactions.

Days & Rates 1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16 1 Apr 16 - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

4-6

7-13

14-27

28+

£70 £59 £72

£70 £57 £71

£67 £57 £68

£64 £56 £66

One Way Rentals: Groups B-H, K-M 1-2 day rentals will incur a one way fee of NZ$210 incl. GST, payable direct. For Rentals 3 days or more there is no one way fee. One-way, 2 island hires: Must be a minimum of 7 days in total & 3 day minimum per island. Deliveries: Enquire for details on deliveries. Extras: (Per Rental, not per island) Infant/Child/Booster seat NZ$59.80 incl. GST (+ security deposit). Ski Racks NZ$17.25 incl. GST per day. Snow chains: FREE OF CHARGE if prebooked. #Note: Groups B (EDAR), J (IFAR), M (PFAR) & K (SVAR) cannot be fitted with ski racks. Hertz do not guarantee a specific model within the class range. Rental conditions subject to change.

Note: All Inclusive rates available on request.

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Car Rentals

Mt Roy, Wanaka. Photo Credit: Lake Wanaka Tourism

Toyota Corolla (or similar)

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

Keri Keri

B/CDMR Compact Manual Hatch or Sedan 1.8 - 2.0 litre Air Conditioning Seats 5 Luggage: 2 medium, 1 small

Whangarei Auckland Hamilton

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

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£38 £33 £39

£37 £32 £37

£35 £29 £35

£33 £28 £34

Toyota Corolla (or similar)

Days & Rates 1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16 1 Apr 16 - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£41 £36 £41

£40 £34 £41

£37 £32 £38

£36 £32 £37

Toyota Camry (or similar)

Nelson

Wellington Picton

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

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£44 £37 £44

£42 £35 £42

£41 £33 £41

£39 £32 £40

Toyota Highlander (or similar)

Days & Rates

Days & Rates 1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16 1 Apr 16 - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£47 £40 £48

£45 £37 £46

£44 £36 £45

£43 £35 £44

Toyota Rav 4 (or similar)

1 Apr 16 - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£69 £63 £70

£65 £57 £66

£63 £55 £64

£59 £54 £61

Conditions & General Information Rates: Determined by date of pick up for entire hire. A rental day is 24 hrs. Driver’s age: Min. 21 years, no max age. Driver’s Licence: A full English valid Licence to drive a manual vehicle is the min. Requirement and must be sighted at commencement of hire. If the licence is not in English, it must be accompanied by a current International Drivers Permit or official translation. Rates include: GST, unlimited kms & insurance. Free city & NZ maps 24 hour emergency roadside service. Airport/Ferry Fee: NZ$45 + GST for all hires commencing or terminating at all airport and ferry locations. Paid direct (charged once). Note: A late fee of NZ$50 + GST applies for ferry pickups after 6.30pm. Minimum hire: 1-2 day rates must be returned to same depot. EDMR-FDAR & IFAR: 3 consecutive day minimum for one way hires per island. FWAR & PFAR: 5 day minimum for one way hires per island. Note: A fee of $50 + GST applies for all one way hires less than 7 days.

Dunedin

Invercargill

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

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

Days & Rates 1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16 1 Apr 16 - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£52 £42 £53

£50 £41 £51

£48 £40 £50

£47 £39 £48

Toyota Prado (or similar)

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

1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16

Christchurch Queenstown

Ford Falcon (or similar)

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

1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16

Napier

Palmerston North

Greymouth

1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16

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

Days & Rates 1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16 1 Apr 16 - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

Rotorua

New Plymouth

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£61 £53 £63

£59 £52 £61

£58 £50 £59

£55 £48 £57

Ferry: Cars cannot be taken on ferry. Insurance excess: EDMR-FDAR: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$3,000 + GST of any claim. FWAR, IFAR & PFAR: Clients are responsible for the first NZ$3,750 + GST of any claim. Budget will accept Debit Cards with Credit Card facilities (Visa & Mastercard). Cash is not an option for the bond payment. Insurance Excess Waiver: (Excess Reduction Fee) EDMR-FDAR: NZ$25 + GST per day reduces the excess to NZ$225 + GST. FWAR, IFAR & PFAR: NZ$28 + GST per day reduces the excess to NZ$225 + GST. This fee includes Personal Accident & Effects Cover. Security/Fuel Bond: NZ$150 + GST. Depots: 40 on and off airport at all major towns and cities. Branch hours: Average 7am - 7pm daily. Budget meets all flights, (go to service counter on arrival). Transfers: Complimentary deliveries are available to hotels within a 10km radius of any Budget location during office hours Monday - Friday, excluding

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

Days & Rates 1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16 1 Apr 16 - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£77 £77 £78

£75 £72 £76

£72 £72 £73

£70 £70 £71

Public holidays. Subject to confirmation at time of reservation. Extras: (per Island) Baby seats & boosters seats, (No capsules) NZ$13 + GST per day. Max charge NZ$65 + GST. GPS Navigation Unit: NZ$9.95 + GST daily. Max NZ$49.95 + GST per week or max NZ$99.95 + GST per month. Ski racks & Snow chains FREE OF CHARGE For categories CDMR, CDAR & IDAR. Cannot be fitted to EDMR, FDAR. Categories FWAR, IFAR, PFAR & PVAR NZ$12.50 each per day paid direct. Must be requested at time of reservation (Christchurch & Queenstown locations only and not all car types). Budget does not guarantee specific models within the class range requested. Conditions of hire subject to change without notice.

IMPORTANT NOTE - From 1 November 2013 the mandatory use of child restraints in vehicles will be extended by two years. From this date all children must be correctly secured in an approved restraint until their 7th birthday.

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Why choose Thrifty?

Car Rentals

• • • • •

FREE racks and chains FREE Travel App to make your road trip in NZ stress-free FREE kids activity packs Modern fleet with the highest ANCAP safety ratings Proud charity partner of Surf Life Saving NZ 20% off South to North itineraries between December 2015 & March 2016*

Toyota Yaris (or similar)

ANCAP safety rating

Tauranga Rotorua Taupo Gisborne Napier

Auckland Hamilton New Plymouth

Christchurch

Days & Rates

Queenstown

1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16

Dunedin Invercargill

1 Apr 16 - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

Toyota Camry (or similar)

ANCAP safety rating

1-2

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£43 £36 £39

£36 £32 £34

£34 £30 £32

£34 £29 £31

£32 £27 £30

Toyota Aurion (or similar)

ANCAP safety rating

ICAR 2.2 - 2.4 litre Intermediate Auto Air Conditioning Bluetooth Seats 5 Luggage: 2 large, 2 small

Days & Rates 1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16 1 Apr 16 - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

1-2

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£59 £46 £53

£44 £37 £41

£42 £35 £39

£42 £34 £38

£41 £32 £36

Toyota Highlander (or similar)

ANCAP safety rating

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

1-2

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£75 £70 £72

£70 £58 £64

£67 £55 £61

£62 £52 £57

£59 £48 £54

Conditions & General Information

Locations: 28 city, ferry and airport locations nationwide. Wi-Fi: mobile wi-fi available for rent at $12.50 per day. Includes 150MB of data – skype, surf & download wherever without costly roaming charges! Branch hours: Thrifty will meet any international arrival flight. City/ downtown locations open from 8am-5pm Mon-Fri & 9am-12pm Saturday. Please note that pre-booked clients are met off ferry crossings between 8am & 6pm. Outside these hours, pick up is subject to availability and NZ$51.75 fee applies & is payable direct. Rates: Determined by date of pick up for entire hire. A rental day consists of 24 hours. Rates include: GST, unlimited kilometres, basic insurance and 24 hour emergency roadside mechanical assistance. Driver’s age: Minimum 21 years. Additional fee applies for driver’s aged between 21-24 years. Driver’s license: A full valid licence held for a minimum of 12 months is required. It must be written in English or accompanied by an International Driver’s Permit and must be sighted at commencement of the hire. One Way Minimum hire: 3 days. A NZ$57.50 (incl. GST) fee applies. No one way fee on rentals of 5 or more days. Accident Damage Excess: (ADE) Groups ECAR to FCAR – hirers are responsible for the first NZ$2,990 of any claim. All other groups NZ$3,450. Rates include GST.

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CCAR 1.8 - 2.0 litre Auto Air Conditioning Seats 4 Luggage: 1 large, 2 small

Days & Rates 1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16 1 Apr 16 - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

1-2

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£49 £43 £46

£42 £34 £38

£41 £32 £36

£39 £32 £35

£37 £29 £33

Toyota RAV4 (or similar)

ANCAP safety rating

FCAR Full Size Auto Air Conditioning Bluetooth Seats 5 3.5 - 4.0 litre Luggage: 2 large, 2 small

Days & Rates 1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16 1 Apr 16 - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

1-2

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£59 £49 £54

£49 £44 £46

£48 £40 £44

£46 £39 £42

£45 £37 £41

Toyota Prado (or similar)

ANCAP safety rating

FFAR AWD Premium wagon Auto, 4 litre Air Conditioning Bluetooth Seats 5 or 7 Luggage: 3 large, 2 small

1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16

ANCAP safety rating

ECAR Compact auto 1.4 - 1.5 litre Air Conditioning 5 Doors Seats 3-4 Luggage: 1 large, 2 small

Palmerston North Nelson Wellington Picton Blenheim

Westport Greymouth Hokitika

Toyota Corolla (or similar)

IFAR Medium 4WD Air Conditioning Reversing Sensors Seats 5 2.4 litre Luggage: 3 large, 2 small

Days & Rates 1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16 1 Apr 16 - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

1-4

5-6

7-13

14-20

21+

-

£65 £53 £59

£61 £50 £56

£59 £49 £54

£57 £49 £53

Hyundai iMax (or similar)

ANCAP safety rating

PFAR Premium 4WD Auto, 3.4 - 4 litre Air Conditioning Bluetooth Seats 5 or 7 Luggage: 4 large, 2 small

Days & Rates 1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16 1 Apr 16 - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

1-2

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£84 £79 £81

£79 £67 £73

£76 £64 £70

£71 £61 £66

£68 £57 £63

Accident Excess Reduction: (AER) ADE can be reduced to NZ$276 for car classes ECAR to FCAR by purchasing AER at NZ$28.75 per day. ADE can be reduced to NZ$345 for car classes IFAR – XVAR by purchasing AER at NZ$28.75 per day. Rates include GST. Total Protection Package: (TPP) The excess can be reduced to nil by purchasing TPP. NZ$35.65 per day or NZ$178.65 per week, per rental sector. Rates include GST. Deposit: A deposit is payable on collection of the vehicle using internationally recognized credit card. Thrifty will charge 1.9% + GST for all amounts transacted on a credit card. Fuel Bond: NZ$250. Airport/Ferry collection fee: The premium location surcharge at Auckland Airport, Wellington Airport, Christchurch Airport and Queenstown Airport locations is NZ$41.40 incl GST. All other airport locations, including Picton and Wellington Ferry are NZ$40.27 incl GST. Deliveries: Complimentary deliveries to hotels & businesses within 10km radius. On request and subject to availability 9am-4pm weekdays. Extras: (per Sector, per island.) Baby & Child seats NZ$41.40 each incl. GST. GPS navigation unit NZ$11.50 per day incl. GST. Available at selected locations and a deposit is required. Ski racks & snow chains FREE OF CHARGE (must be pre-booked). Thrifty does not guarantee a specific make or model within a class range. Conditions of hire subject to change without notice.

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

Days & Rates 1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16 1 Apr 16 - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

1-2

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£78 £74 £76

£74 £62 £68

£70 £59 £64

£66 £56 £61

£63 £52 £58

Toyota Hiace (or similar)

ANCAP safety rating

XVAR Minibus, Auto 12 seater, long wheel base 2.5 turbo diesel Luggage: 5 large, 5 small No tow bar.

Days & Rates 1 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16 1 Apr 16 - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17

1-2

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£81 £80 £81

£77 £67 £72

£75 £63 £69

£69 £60 £65

£64 £57 £60

*South to North Itinerary offer: 20% discount applies to daily time & kilometre rate & must be applied to reservation at time of booking. Offer valid for travel between 1 December 2015 & 31 March 2016. Sectors include Queenstown to Christchurch; Christchurch to Picton, Blenheim or Nelson; and Wellington to Auckland

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Why choose GO Rentals?

Car Rentals

• • • •

Quality fleet of over 2,000 new or near new cars Best overall value rates and conditions Fully comprehensive ‘All Inclusive’ option No one way, airport access, after hours pick up/drop off or extra driver fees • Outstanding customer service ratings

Auckland City & Airport

Wellington

Christchurch Queenstown

Compact Toyota Corolla Hatch

Zippy Toyota Yaris or Mazda 2

GROUP 2 Auto, 5 door Hatch, 1.8L, Air Con, Seats 5, Luggage: 1 large, 2 small

GROUP 1 Auto or Manual, 5 door Hatch, 1.31.5L, Air Con, Seats 5, Luggage: 1 large, 1 small

Days & Rates 1 Nov 15 - 19 Dec 15 20 Dec 15 - 29 Feb 16 1 Mar 16 - 30 Apr 16 1 May 16 - 31 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 19 Dec 16

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£24 £28 £25 £21 £24

£22 £27 £24 £20 £22

£21 £26 £23 £19 £21

£20 £25 £22 £17 £20

Executive Toyota Aurion

Days & Rates 1 Nov 15 - 19 Dec 15 20 Dec 15 - 29 Feb 16 1 Mar 16 - 30 Apr 16 1 May 16 - 31 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 19 Dec 16

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£28 £33 £30 £25 £28

£26 £32 £28 £24 £26

£25 £30 £27 £23 £25

£24 £29 £26 £22 £24

People Mover Toyota Previa GROUP 4 Auto, 5 door, 3.5L, Air Con, Seats 5, Luggage: 2 large, 3 small

Days & Rates 1 Nov 15 - 19 Dec 15 20 Dec 15 - 29 Feb 16 1 Mar 16 - 30 Apr 16 1 May 16 - 31 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 19 Dec 16

Touring Toyota Corolla Sedan

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£33 £37 £35 £31 £33

£32 £36 £34 £30 £32

£31 £35 £33 £28 £31

£30 £34 £32 £27 £30

Conditions & General Information Rates: Date of travel determines the rate, therefore split season rates will apply. Rates are calculated on a 24 hour period Rates Include: GO Basic insurance cover (applicable bond/excess applies $2500 - $3500), Airport access fees, Extra drivers fee, One way fees, Unlimited kilometres, 24hr Automobile Association roadside assistance, maps and travel guides, all taxes and airport transfers. Driver’s Age & Driver’s License: The minimum age to drive the vehicle is 21 years and there is no maximum age. Hirers are required to present a valid and full motor vehicle driver’s licence upon pick up. If the licence is not in English it must be accompanied by an official translation or valid International Driver’s Permit. Minimum hire: Minimum hire periods apply between depots as follows - Minimum 3 days hire except Auckland to Wellington, Queenstown to Christchurch and Christchurch to Queenstown – 5 days, Auckland or Wellington to Christchurch or Queenstown – 7 days. For all pick ups 20 Dec to 10 Jan the minimum rental period is 7 days or 10 days if the hire is one way from the North Island to the South Island.

GROUP 3 Auto, 4 door Sedan, 1.8L, Air Con, Seats 5, Luggage: 2 large, 2 small

Days & Rates 1 Nov 15 - 19 Dec 15 20 Dec 15 - 29 Feb 16 1 Mar 16 - 30 Apr 16 1 May 16 - 31 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 19 Dec 16

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£29 £34 £31 £26 £29

£28 £33 £30 £25 £28

£26 £32 £28 £24 £26

£25 £30 £27 £23 £25

Intermediate 4x4 Toyota Rav4 or similar GROUP 5 Auto, 2.4L, Air Con, Seats 8, Luggage: 2 large, 4 small bags

Days & Rates 1 Nov 15 - 19 Dec 15 20 Dec 15 - 29 Feb 16 1 Mar 16 - 30 Apr 16 1 May 16 - 31 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 19 Dec 16

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£58 £70 £61 £58 £60

£54 £66 £58 £54 £57

£52 £64 £54 £52 £55

£48 £61 £52 £48 £53

GROUP 6 Auto, 5 door, 2.4L, Air Con, Seats 5, Luggage: 3 large, 4 small

Days & Rates 1 Nov 15 - 19 Dec 15 20 Dec 15 - 29 Feb 16 1 Mar 16 - 30 Apr 16 1 May 16 - 31 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 19 Dec 16

3-6

7-13

14-20

21+

£48 £52 £48 £46 £48

£47 £51 £47 £44 £47

£46 £50 £46 £44 £46

£44 £48 £44 £42 £44

Bond: If GO Basic insurance has been taken the excess is payable by credit card only ($2500 - $3500). Please note a pre-authorisation will be obtained for the total amount of the excess as a bond. The bond is fully refundable provided the vehicle is returned on time to the correct location, undamaged, with a clean interior and with a full fuel tank. Please note that underbody or roof damage is not covered by any insurance options.

Multi Island Hire: 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 rate.

Bond Waiver: For all vehicle categories above - NZ$20.00 per day reduces the excess to NZ$350.00. For other larger categories NZ$30.00 per day reduces the excess to NZ$500.00. For hirers 25 years+ the excess for both categories reduces to Nil. An All Inclusive Rate option is also available please ask your reservation consultant for details.

Extras: Must be booked at the time of reservation. They are payable direct to GO Rentals upon vehicle collection. Child seat, baby capsule, booster seat NZ$35 per hire (children up to the age of 8 years must be restrained). GPS NZ$8 per day. Snow chains NZ$35 per hire. Roof and ski racks NZ$35 per hire (available on certain vehicle types only).

Depots: 5 in total. Located at Auckland City & Airport, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown

All extras are included free if the GO Rentals All Inclusive Rates are chosen.

Branch Hours: All Branches are open every day all year. Auckland Airport from 06.00 to 22.00, Wellington Airport from 07.00 to 19.00, Christchurch Airport from 07.00 to 17.30, Auckland City and Queenstown Airport from 08.00 to 17.00. After Hour pick ups and drop offs are available from all Branches at no charge.

Airport Transfers: Airport shuttle transfers are available from the airport to the GO Rentals Airport branch. These are to be requested on arrival by using the appropriate branch freephone number.

Other models available include Large 4x4, 11 and 12 seater vans and luggage trailer. Please enquire.

IMPORTANT NOTE - From 1 November 2013 the mandatory use of child restraints in vehicles will be extended by two years. From this date all children must be correctly secured in an approved restraint until their 7th birthday.

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

Gibbston Valley with views to Queenstown. Photo Credit: Destination Queenstown Auckland

Sterling is the only second tier rental operator that meets the stringent requirements necessary to have obtained the Qualmark Visitor Transport endorsement. Ideal for the budget conscious traveller utilising pre-loved cars which have been meticulously maintained to the highest standards & backed by 24 hr road-side service. Our fleet age ranges from 2004 through to current shaped models.

Picton

Christchurch

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4-6

7 - 13

14 - 27

28+

1 Nov - 22 Dec 15

£28 £33 £18 £26 £30

£24 £29 £17 £22 £26

£22 £26 £15 £20 £24

£14 £17 £13 £15 £15

23 Dec 15 - 31 Mar 16

Queenstown

1 Apr - 30 Oct 16

Dunedin

1 Nov 16 - 22 Dec 16 23 Dec 16 - 31 Mar 17

Nissan Tiida (or similar)

Toyota Camry (or similar) Group C Auto/4 door 1500 cc Air Conditioning Power steering Seats 4 Luggage: 3 standard

Conditions & General Information Rates: Date of travel determines the rate, therefore split season rates may apply. A rental day consists of 24 hrs. Driver’s age: Minimum 18 years. Driver’s Licence: A full, valid license is the minimum requirement for all drivers and must be sighted at commencement of hire. Overseas licenses must be in English or alternatively an International Driver permit or acceptable translation may be carried. Rates include: GST, unlimited kms & insurance. Free local and national maps. Toll free 0800 emergency service. Minimum hire: 3 days, same depot. Southbound 2 Island hires - 7 days Northbound ex Christchurch or Wellington - no minimum hire. Bond: (Insurance excess) Clients are responsible for the first NZ$2,000 of any claim. This will be authorised on the client’s credit card upon pickup of the car. Debit cards and cash are not accepted. Bond waiver: The insurance excess can be reduced by paying an additional non refundable daily rate. Smart Choice: NZ$15 per day reduces the excess to NZ$0. Total Cover: NZ$19 per day reduces the excess to NZ$0 with windscreen and tyre insurance, personal injury and baggage insurance included. Depots: 8, Auckland City & Airport, Wellington, Picton, Greymouth, Christchurch, Queenstown, Dunedin Airport. Branch hours: 8am-5pm daily, except Xmas Day. Auckland Airport is open from 7am, however pickups before 7am may be subject to fees. Additional Fees: For pickups outside 8am-5pm at NZ$60 fee applies. No early fee for out of office hours drop offs to depot, however airport drop offs after 6pm incur a NZ$10 fee. NZ$30 fee applies for Dunedin pick ups. NZ$12 Premium Location fee applies for Auckland Airport rentals. Airport transfers: Free return transfers are available from the Airport/ ferry to the depot during office hours. Also hotels/motels within 10km radius during office hours. Extras: (must be requested when booking). Baby & Booster seats NZ$2 daily, Infant capsules NZ$2 daily, Ski racks NZ$2 daily, Snowboard rack NZ$2 daily, GPS (Limited locations) NZ$10 daily + NZ$250 Bond. Snow chains FREE OF CHARGE Sterling do not guarantee specific models within the class range.

Wellington

Greymouth

Days & Rates

4-6

7 - 13

14 - 27

28+

1 Nov - 22 Dec 15

£32 £38 £21 £29 £35

£31 £38 £20 £29 £35

£27 £33 £18 £25 £30

£23 £28 £15 £21 £26

23 Dec 15 - 31 Mar 16 1 Apr - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 22 Dec 16 23 Dec 16 - 31 Mar 17

4WD Subaru Legacy (or similar)

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

Days & Rates

4-6

7 - 13

14 - 27

28+

1 Nov - 22 Dec 15

£52 £63 £30 £52 £63

£47 £56 £28 £47 £56

£43 £51 £23 £43 £51

£41 £48 £18 £41 £48

23 Dec 15 - 31 Mar 16 1 Apr - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 22 Dec 16 23 Dec 16 - 31 Mar 17

Toyota Lucida (or similar) Group E Station wagon 4WD Auto/5 speed 2000 - 2400 cc Air Conditioning Seats 5 Luggage: 4 large

Days & Rates

4-6

7 - 13

14 - 27

28+

1 Nov - 22 Dec 15

£44 £53 £43 £40 £50

£42 £52 £39 £39 £48

£39 £48 £38 £36 £44

£38 £46 £37 £35 £42

23 Dec 15 - 31 Mar 16 1 Apr - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 22 Dec 16 23 Dec 16 - 31 Mar 17

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

Days & Rates

4-6

7 - 13

14 - 27

28+

1 Nov - 22 Dec 15

£60 £67 £48 £60 £67

£58 £65 £46 £58 £65

£54 £61 £44 £54 £61

£52 £58 £26 £52 £58

23 Dec 15 - 31 Mar 16 1 Apr - 30 Oct 16 1 Nov 16 - 22 Dec 16 23 Dec 16 - 31 Mar 17

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HAPPY

When you’re in control and the wide-open road is ahead of you, you can’t help but be happy. When you go by camper you choose where you go. You even choose the view you wake up to and the surprises you come across. There’s no better way to discover New Zealand. Roam free. No other method of travel offers such freedom, with a campervan affording almost the same reach as a motorcar with the convenience of your own ‘home’ on board. Outside of the busiest spots in peak season, campsite bookings aren’t required, allowing you to follow a flexible campervan route at your own pace lingering when the time is right and heading in the direction your mood takes you.

Wake up to a new view everyday. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to parking up for the night in some of the most picturesque locations. With each stop comes the opportunity to explore new territory, get a fresh perspective, whether a basic council camp or scenic reserve, to groomed holiday parks hugging the coastline to plenty of designated freedom camping spots... It’s amazing what you can see through the campervan window.

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

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

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

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

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Why choose Maui? • The ultimate in space & design (luxury camping!) • All vehicles are quality European Mercedes or Volkswagen models • Apartment styled kitchen equipment & quality bedding & linen included • Enjoy exclusive maui services: Queenstown - Linen swap - Express return • All feature Automatic transmission • 24/7 Customer Care • Qualmark Enviro Gold certified • Driver Goes Free into the Waitomo Glow Worms Cave • Ask us about Maui Winery Havens

Auckland

Christchurch

Maui Beach 4 Berth Maui Ultima 2 Berth

Ultima 2BTSM Most versatile bed ever + Screen/DVD player, BBQ, & Auto

Capacity: 2 Adults. Description: Auto transmission. Turbo diesel. Fuel consumption approx 13 litres per 100 kms. Power steering, 2 seat belts, Air con. in drivers cab Radio, CD, LCD screen/DVD player. Rear cabin heating - mains power, 3 burner gas cooker & external slide out BBQ. 110 litre Fridge/freezer, microwave & sink. Shower & Toilet. Hot & cold pressurized water. All living equipment. Internal walk-through access. Awning available for hire (not fixed to the vehicle permanently). Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.00-7.20m, Width 2.00m & Interior Height 1.91-1.94m Bedding: 1 Double or 2 singles

5 - 20 day per day Day

1 Nov 15 - 15 Dec 15 16 Dec 15 - 29 Feb 16 1-31 Mar 16 1-30 Apr 16 1 May - 30 Sep 16

Night

1- 31 Oct 16

A. Standard Insurance

B. Including Premium Pack

£143 £182 £148 £100 £66 £87

£175 £214 £180 £126 £93 £114

1 Nov 15 - 15 Dec 15 Day

16 Dec 15 - 29 Feb 16 1-31 Mar 16 1-30 Apr 16 1 May - 30 Sep 16

Night

1- 31 Oct 16

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Conditions & General Information

A. Standard Insurance

B. Including Premium Pack

£165 £224 £189 £125 £80 £105

£196 £256 £220 £152 £107 £131

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Night

Capacity: 6 Adults. Description: Auto transmission, diesel. Fuel consumption approx. 13 litres per 100 kms. Power steering, 6 seat belts, Air con. in drivers cab. Radio, CD, LCD screen/DVD player. Main Cabin heating - Diesel & 4 burner gas stove. 140 litre Fridge/freezer, microwave & sink. Shower & Toilet. Hot & cold pressurized water. All living equipment. Leather upholstery. Internal walk-through access. Exterior side awning. Vehicle Dimensions: Length: 7.22m, width: 2.28m (with awning), interior height: 2.15m. Bedding: 3 double beds.

5 - 20 day per day

5 - 20 day per day

1-30 Apr 16

Maui River 6 Berth

River 6BMPC Latest design with the comforts of home.

Beach 4BMP Swivel seats, awning & auto

Capacity: 4 Adults. Description: Auto transmission, diesel. Fuel consumption approx 13 litres per 100 kms. Power steering, 4 seat belts, Air con. in drivers cab. Radio, CD, LCD screen/DVD player. Main Cabin heating - Diesel, 4 burner gas stove, 140 litre Fridge/freezer, microwave & sink. Shower & Toilet. Hot & cold pressurized water. All living equip. Leather upholstery & front seats that swivel, Int. walk-through access. Ext. side awning. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.10-7.22m, Width 2.25-2.28m & Interior Height 2.10-2.15m Bedding: 2 doubles.

Rates: Date of travel determines the rate, therefore split season rates may apply. Rates are charged by calendar day, not 24 hour hire. Driver’s age: Min. 21 years. Driver’s Licence: A current and full motor vehicle driver’s licence is required and must be produced upon vehicle collection. Should a foreign licence be in a language other than English it must be accompanied by a current international driving permit issued in the same country as the driver’s licence was issued. An accredited English translation must be provided with the international driving permit. Depots: 3, Auckland, Christchurch & Queenstown. Note: Pick-ups and/or drop off in Queenstown incur an additional fee NZ$210, paid direct (same city pick-up & drop-off - one fee). Branch Hours: Daily 8am - 4.30pm. All depots closed Xmas Day. Public Holiday Surcharge: NZ$50 surcharge will apply to all rentals picking up/dropping off on National Public Holidays. Rates include: Unlimited kms, GST, Vehicle liability (see Vehicle Security Deposit), Extra driver fees, Tourism Radio, Airport transfers, Kitchen equipment, Linen & bedding, GPS, Supermarket Discount card, 24hr road service help line, maps & tourist information, Driver goes free to Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Minimum Hire: 5 days – excludes 20 Dec 15 – 10 Jan 16 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. One Way Rentals: A one-way rental fee of NZ$100 applies where pick up originates from Auckland and returns to Christchurch or Queenstown, where pick-up is between 01 April and 30 September. A one-way rental fee of NZ$300 applies where pick up originates from Auckland and returns to Christchurch or Queenstown and a one-way rental fee of NZ$250 applies where pick up originates from Christchurch or Queenstown and returns

A. Standard Insurance

B. Including Premium Pack

£163 £214 £179 £119 £76 £99

£194 £245 £211 £146 £102 £125

to Auckland, where pick-up is between 01 October and 31 March. Vehicle Security Deposit: (Deductible) Clients are responsible for the first NZ$7,500 of any claim incl. windscreen & tyre damage. (Consult the Rental Agreement for a full list of conditions). Payable by credit card, (which will be processed on arrival). Note: Credit card payments incur a surcharge of 2% - 4.5%. Deposit & credit card fee both fully refunded if vehicle returned undamaged with a full tank of fuel. Cash is not an option. Note: If using Amex the c.c. fee is not refunded. Maui Liability Reduction Options: (non refundable) Option 2: NZ$45 extra per day reduces the liability to NIL. Note: when taking this option an additional security deposit of NZ$250 is also required. B. Premium Pack: NZ$65 per day and includes Liability Reduction Option 2 (NIL excess), One way fee if applicable, Road User Charge Recovery Fee, Pre Purchased LPG Gas, Picnic Table & Chairs (1 per person), Snow Chains if required, Child restraints (on request), Portable Heater if required & Express Key Return. The Maui Premium Pack insurance is strongly recommended for peace of mind when travelling. Additional Protection Coverage: (non-refundable) NZ$99 per rental. When you purchase Additional Protection Coverage the cost of damage resulting from a single vehicle roll over will be covered. This extra cover can only be purchased in conjunction with Liability Option 2 or the Premium Pack. Road User Charge Recovery Fee: The vehicle rates per 100km are as follows: Ultima NZ$6.22, Beach NZ$6.62, Platinum River NZ$6.62 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. Extras: (per rental) Baby & Booster seats NZ$36 per hire, Picnic Table NZ$25, Picnic Chairs (each) NZ$18, Snow chains NZ$36. Discounts available for hires 21+ days. Note: Floor plans vary between models, specific layouts cannot be requested.

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

Day

Night

Day

Night Night

5 - 20 day per day 1 Nov 15 - 14 Dec 15 15 Dec 15 - 29 Feb 16 1-31 Mar 16 1 Apr - 30 Sep 16 1 Oct 16 - 31 Mar 17

A. Standard Liability

B. Inclusive of Full Liability

£105 £163 £131

£138 £196 £165

On Request On Request

4 Berth Euro Camper

6 Berth Euro Deluxe

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

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

5 - 20 day per day 1 Nov 15 - 14 Dec 15 15 Dec 15 - 29 Feb 16 1-31 Mar 16 1 Apr - 30 Sep 16 1 Oct 16 - 31 Mar 17

A. Standard Liability

B. Inclusive of Full Liability

£133 £188 £156

£167 £221 £189

On Request On Request

Day

Night

Night

1 Nov 15 - 14 Dec 15 15 Dec 15 - 29 Feb 16 1-31 Mar 16 1 Apr - 30 Sep 16 1 Oct 16 - 31 Mar 17

A. Standard Liability

B. Inclusive of Full Liability

£148 £198 £181

£182 £232 £214

On Request On Request

4 Berth Phoenix RV (Star RV)

6 Berth Hercules RV (Star RV)

Capacity: 4 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 children

Capacity: 6 Adults or 4 Adults & 2 children

Description: VW, 2.5 litre diesel, automatic, 3 Burner/ 1 electric hotplate, 150 litre fridge, microwave, CD player, LCD monitor/DVD, shower, toilet.

Description: Mercedes/VW 2.5 litre diesel, automatic, 3 Burner gas stove, 110 litre fridge, microwave, CD player, LCD monitor/DVD, shower, toilet.

Dimensions: Headroom: 2m, length: 7.7m, width: 2.3m.

Dimensions: Headroom: 2m, length: 7.7m, width: 2.3m.

Bedding: 2 doubles. Day

5 - 20 day per day

5 - 20 day per day 1 Nov 15 - 14 Dec 15 15 Dec 15 - 29 Feb 16 1-31 Mar 16 1 Apr - 30 Sep 16 1 Oct 16 - 31 Mar 17

Bedding: 3 doubles. A. Standard Liability

B. Inclusive of Full Liability

£175 £219 £186

£209 £252 £219

On Request On Request

Day

Night

5 - 20 day per day 1 Nov 15 - 14 Dec 15 15 Dec 15 - 29 Feb 16 1-31 Mar 16 1 Apr - 30 Sep 16 1 Oct 16 - 31 Mar 17

A. Standard Liability

B. Inclusive of Full Liability

£185 £230 £197

£219 £263 £230

On Request On Request

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

by credit card only (which is processed on arrival) Note: Credit card payments incur a surcharge of 2% - 4.5%. Reduction Option 1: Clients can choose to pay NZ$27 extra per day to reduce the liability to NZ$2,500 (credit card only and this is processed immediately). Reduction Option 2: (VIP cover including Value Pack) Clients can choose to pay NZ$44 extra per day to reduce the liability to NIL. A security bond of NZ$250 will be payable (imprint). This cover includes windscreen & 2 tyres. Value Pack: NZ$65 per day (max charge NZ$3,250). The Value Pack for campervan rentals is payable per day in addition to the daily rate. This includes VIP Cover, One Way Rental Fee, Road User Charge Recovery Fee, Initial set of Toilet Chemicals, Pre-purchased Gas Bottle, Snow Chains (on request), Camp Chairs, Camp Table and Baby or Booster Seats (on request). Road User Recovery Fee: Charged per 100km & based on vehicle size, ranging from NZ$5.50 - NZ$5.90 per 100kms. Paid on vehicle return. LPG Gas Refill Fee: The gas bottle is provided full. A service fee is payable on pick up between NZ$25-35 which allows you to return the gas bottle empty. Extras: (per rental, paid direct) Baby/Booster seats NZ$30 (Children under 6mths cannot be accommodated in the Motorhomes), Camp Chairs NZ$17 each, Camp Table NZ$24, GPS NZ$10 per day (up to max of NZ$100), Snow Chains NZ$50 Note: No hotel or airport deliveries. Vehicles cannot be requested by make or model.

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Britz HiTop 3 Berth

2BB Auckland

Capacity: 3 Adults Description: Automatic transmission, 3.0 litre diesel (Fuel consumption approx. 9.2 litres per 100 kms). Power steering, 3 seatbelts in driver’s cab, Radio/CD. Heating (portable electric heater for hire in main cab). 2 ring gas cooker. Fridge, sink, only cold pressurised water, 48 litre fresh water tank, all living equipment & Porta Potti toilet included. Note: No shower. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 5.38m; width 1.88m; interior height 2.10m. Bedding: 1 or 2 doubles (max weight on top double 200kg).

5 - 20 day per day Day Queenstown

1 Nov 15 - 15 Dec 15 16 Dec 15 - 29 Feb 16

Christchurch

1-31 Mar 16 1-30 Apr 16 Night

2BT5BT

£69 £105 £86 £36 £28

£101 £136 £117 £65 £56

Venturer 2 Berth

Capacity: 2 Adults Description: 6 speed manual transmission, diesel. Fuel consumption approx 12 litres per 100 kms. Power steering, 2 seat belts, Air con. in drivers cab. Radio, CD, LCD Screen/DVD player. Rear cabin heating is by mains OR gas/diesel, 2 burner gas stove, 90-110L Fridge/freezer, microwave & sink. Shower & Toilet. Hot & cold pressurized water. All living equipment. Internal walk-through access. Personal safe. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 5.90-6.36m, Width 2.0-2.05m & Interior Height 1.83-1.93m. Bedding: 1 double or 2 singles.

Capacity: 2 adults. Description: Auto Transmission, Diesel, Fuel consumption approx. 12 litres per 100kms. Power steering, 2 seatbelts, Air Con in drivers cab, Radio, CD, LCD Screen/DVD player. Rear Cabin heating, mains power, 3 burner gas stove, exterior slide out BBQ, 80L Fridge/Freezer, microwave & Sink. Shower & Toilet. Hot & Cold pressurized water. All living equipment. Personal safe, Internal walk through access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.20m; Width 2.28m & Interior Height 1.90m Bedding: 1 x king Bed or 2 x Singles.

5 - 20 day per day 1 Nov 15 - 15 Dec 15 16 Dec 15 - 29 Feb 16 1-31 Mar 16 1-30 Apr 16 Night

1 May 16 - 30 Sep 16

A. Standard Insurance

B. Including Premium Pack

£122 £158 £124 -

£154 £189 £156 -

2BTSBV

5 - 20 day per day Day

1 Nov 15 - 15 Dec 15 16 Dec 15 - 29 Feb 16 1-31 Mar 16 1-30 Apr 16

Night

1 May 16 - 30 Sep 16

A. Standard Insurance

B. Including Premium Pack

£127 £163 £129 £90 £56

£158 £194 £160 £119 £85

Britz Voyager 4 Berth

Britz Explorer Auto 4 Berth

Capacity: 4 Adults Description: Toyota Hiace Long wheel base, automatic transmission 3 litre turbo diesel. (Fuel consumption approx 9.21 litres per 100kms), power steering. 4 seatbelts. Cooking utensils & crockery Fridge/freezer, 2 burner gas stove, microwave, sink, cold pressurised water, radio/CD player, 48 litre fresh water tank, air con., heating in driver’s cab & Porta Potti toilet. Note: No shower. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 5.38m, width 1.88m, interior height 2.1m. Bedding: 2 x doubles.

Capacity: 4 Adults Description: Volkswagon, Automatic, 2.5L turbo diesel. (Fuel consumption approx. 12L 100k for diesel). Power steering, 4 seatbelts, Radio/CD, air con. & heating in driver’s cab & 240v in rear. Gas stove 3 burner, ring gas cooker, shower & toilet, fridge, microwave, sink, hot & cold pressurised water, 82L fresh water tank, all living equipment. Internal walk through access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.22m, Width 2.28m & Interior Height 2.15m. Bedding: 2 doubles.

5 - 20 day per day Day

1 Nov 15 - 15 Dec 15 16 Dec 15 - 29 Feb 16 1-31 Mar 16 1-30 Apr 16

Night

1 May 16 - 30 Sep 16

A. Standard Insurance

B. Including Premium Pack

£90 £145 £105 £54 £40

£122 £177 £136 £83 £83

4BB

5 - 20 day per day Day

Rates: Date of travel determines the rate, therefore split season rates may apply. Rates charged by calendar day, not 24 hr hire. Driver’s age: Min. 21 years. Driver’s Licence: A current and full motor vehicle driver’s licence is required and must be produced upon vehicle collection. Should a foreign licence be in a language other than English it must be accompanied by a current international driving permit issued in the same country as the driver’s licence was issued. An accredited English translation must be provided with the international driving permit. Depots: 3, Auckland, Christchurch & Queenstown.* Branch Hours: Daily 8am - 4.30pm All depots closed Xmas Day. *Note: Pick-ups and/or drop off in Queenstown incur an additional NZ$210 fee, paid direct (same city pick-up & drop-off -one fee). Public Holiday Surcharge: NZ$50 surcharge will apply to all rentals picking up/dropping off on National Public Holidays. Rates include: Tourism Radio, Driver Goes Free into Waitomo Glowworm Caves, supermarket discount card, travel wallet, GST, unlimited kms & vehicle with liability of NZ$7,500. Linen & bedding, extra driver fees, cooking utensils, towels, maps, extension cords & instruction manuals. 24 hr breakdown service, Airport transfers. Minimum Hire: 5 days Exc: Oct - Mar one way North to South hires: 10 days & all hires 20 Dec-10 Jan, 10 day min. One Way Rentals: A one-way rental fee of NZ$100 applies where pick up originates from Auckland and returns to Christchurch or Queenstown, where pick-up is between 01 April and 30 September. A one-way rental fee of NZ$300 applies where pick up originates from Auckland and returns to Christchurch or Queenstown and a one-way rental fee of NZ$250 applies where pick up originates from Christchurch or Queenstown and returns to Auckland, where pick-up is between 01 October and 31 March. Road User Charge Recovery Fee: The vehicle rates per 100km are as follows: 2 Berth Petrol Nil, 2 Berth Diesel NZ$6.22, Voyager NZ$6.22, 2 Berth with Toilet Shower NZ$6.22, 4 Berth Manual NZ$6.62, 4 Berth Automatic NZ$6.62, 6 Berth NZ$6.62. Paid on vehicle return. 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% - 4.5%. Deposit & credit card fee both fully refunded if vehicle returned undamaged with a full tank of fuel. Cash is not an option. If using AMEX the credit card fee is not refunded. Britz Liability Reduction Options: (non refundable). Option 1: Paying NZ$29 extra per day reduces the liability to NZ$2,500. Option 2: Paying NZ$45 extra per day reduces the liability to NIL. Note: If taking Option 2 an additional security deposit of NZ$250 is also required. B. Britz Bonus Pack: NZ$65 per day and includes Liability Reduction Option 2 (NIL excess), One way fees if applicable, Road User Charge Recovery Fee, Pre Purchased LPG Gas, Picnic Table & 1 camping chair per person, Snow Chains if

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Conditions & General Information

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B. Including Premium Pack

Trailblazer 2 Berth

Day

4BBXS

1 May 16 - 30 Sep 16

A. Standard Insurance

1 May 16 - 30 Sep 16

A. Standard Insurance

B. Including Premium Pack

£145 £194 £155 £110 £68

£178 £226 £187 £138 £97

Britz Frontier 6 Berth

6BB

Capacity: 6 Adults Description: Mercedes Benz vehicles, Auto/manual, 2.2 litre turbo diesel. (Fuel consumption approx. 13 litres per 100 kms). Air-con & heating in drivers cab & 240v in rear. Power steering, 6 seatbelts (2 front cab, 4 main cab), Radio/ CD, 4 ring gas cooker, shower & toilet, fridge, microwave, sink, hot & cold pressurised water, 82 litre fresh water tank, all living equipment, TV/DVD. Internal walk through access. Vehicle Dimensions: Length 7.22m; width 2.28m; interior height 2.15m. Bedding: 3 doubles.

5 - 20 day per day Day

1 Nov 15 - 15 Dec 15 16 Dec 15 - 29 Feb 16 1-31 Mar 16 1-30 Apr 16

Night

1 May 16 - 30 Sep 16

A. Standard Insurance

B. Including Premium Pack

£148 £205 £165 £121 £76

£180 £236 £196 £150 £104

required, Child restraints (on request), Portable Heater if required. Tyre & Windscreen cover. The Britz Bonus Pack insurance is highly recommended for peace of mind travelling. Additional Protection Coverage: (non-refundable) NZ$99 per rental. When you purchase Additional Protection Coverage the cost of damage resulting from a single vehicle roll over will be covered. This extra cover can only be purchased in conjunction with Liability Option 2 or the Bonus Pack. 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. Extras: (per rental) Child & Booster seats NZ$36 per hire, Picnic Table NZ$25, Picnic Chairs (each) NZ$18, Snow chains NZ$36.

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Motorhomes

Want a mighty start to your roadtrip in NZ? Then choose one of our mighty campers & get a mighty good deal while you are at it. If you are looking to keep the budget at bay, start with the Mighty Lowball, if you want a 2 Berther with the works, we recommend The Jackpot and if you are a family or travelling with your mates, look no further than the DoubleUp. Mighty are like us – we are all about making things easy so book your NZ trip today & see the mighty side of life.

Auckland

Jackpot 2 Berth

A winner for 2

Day

Capacity: 3 Adults (tight fit) Description: Toyota Hi-Ace, power steering, Automatic & 5 speed manual (transmission type cannot be requested), unleaded petrol, (fuel consumption approx 12 litres per 100 kms), 3 seatbelts. Portable gas stove, Fridge: 55L, Cold pressurised water, Sink, grey water & fresh water tanks.Vehicle Dimensions: length 5m, width 1.69m, interior height 1.82m, exterior height 2.5m. Bedding: 1 x double & 1 x single bed.

5 - 20 days per day 1 Nov 15 - 15 Dec 15 16 Dec 15 - 29 Feb 16 1-31 Mar 16 1-30 Apr 16 1 May 16 - 30 Sep 16

Night

A. Standard Insurance

B. Including Smart Pack

£64 £100 £53 £32 £23

£79 £114 £68 £57 £48

Christchurch Queenstown

Highball 2/3 Berth Capacity: 3 Adults (tight fit) Description: Toyota Hiace or similar. Power steering, Automatic or Manual (transmission type cannot be requested), unleaded petrol, (Fuel consumption approx 12 litres Perfect for a couple per 100kms), 3 seatbelts. 2 ring gas stove, fridge, microwave, sink, cooking utensils, AM/FM Radio, CD Player, air con. & heating in driver’s cab. Vehicle Dimensions: length 5m, width 1.69m, exterior height 1.82m Bedding: 1 Double & 1 Single (Top bed max. weight 60kg). Day

Night

5 - 20 days per day 1 Nov 15 - 15 Dec 15 16 Dec 15 - 29 Feb 16 1-31 Mar 16 1-30 Apr 16 1 May 16 - 30 Sep 16

A. Standard Insurance

B. Including Smart Pack

£57 £92 £48 -

£72 £107 £63 -

Conditions & General Information Rates include: Unlimited kms, GST, Vehicle liability (see Vehicle Security Deposit) Crockery & Cutlery, Linen & Bedding, 24hr road service help line, maps & tourist information, Driver goes free to Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Driver’s age: Drivers must be 18 years of age or over and have a full open licence. (Min 21 years for Deuce & Double Up). Driver’s Licence: A current and full motor vehicle driver’s licence is required and must be produced upon vehicle collection. Should a foreign licence be in a language other than English it must be accompanied by a current international driving permit issued in the same country as the driver’s licence was issued. An accredited English translation must be provided with the international driving permit. Branch Hours: Daily 8am - 4.30pm. All depots closed Xmas Day. #Note: Pick-ups and/or drop off in Queenstown incur an additional NZ$210 fee on toilet-shower campervans only, paid direct (same city pick-up & drop-off - one fee). Public Holiday Surcharge: NZ$50 surcharge will apply to all rentals picking up/dropping off on National Public Holidays. Minimum Hire: 5 days with the exception of the Mighty Lowball which has a 3 day minimum if the pick up & drop off locations are the same. All campervan rentals collected between 20 Dec – 10 Jan are subject to a 10 day minimum. From 01 Oct – 31 Mar a 10 day minimum hire applies if collected from the North Island and returned to the South Island. One Way Rentals: For rentals commencing between the 1st of October and the 31st of March a one-way rental fee of NZ$210 is charged for Lowball, Highball, Jackpot, Deuce and Double Down or NZ$250 for Double Up, for rentals between the North and South Islands and vice versa. For rentals commencing between the 1st of April and the 30th of September a one-way rental fee of NZ$50 is charged for all vehicles, for rentals that originate in Auckland and return to either Christchurch or Queenstown. Vehicle Security Deposit: (Deductible) A - Accident Liability Options: The client is responsible for the first NZ$3,500 (NZ$5,000 Deuce & Double Up) of any claim incld Windscreen & Tyre Damage (Consult Rental Agreement for a full list of conditions) Payable by credit card (processed on arrival). Note: Credit card payments incur a surcharge of 2%-4.5%. Deposit will be fully

refunded if vehicle is returned undamaged with a tank of fuel. Cash payment is not available. B - Mighty Confident Insurance Options: Liability can be reduced down to NIL by choosing to pay NZ$25 per day for Lowball, Highball & Jackpot (max charge NZ$1,250) or NZ$35 per day for Deuce & Double Up (max charge NZ$1,750). The Mighty Confident is in addition to the daily rental rate. When the Mighty Confident insurance has been taken an additional security deposit of NZ$250 is required. C - Almighty Pack: For an extra NZ$30 per day for Lowball, Highball & Jackpot (max charge NZ$1,500) or NZ$42 per day for Deuce & Double Up (max charge NZ$2,100) in addition to the daily rental rate. The Almighty Pack will include: NIL Liability Reduction, Tyre & Windscreen cover*, Camping Chairs (1 per person travelling), Camping Table, Pre-Purchase Gas (customers can return the vehicle without refilling the gas bottle), Extra Driver Fees, Road User Charge Recovery Fee & Child restraints (on request). * Unlimited Windscreen & Tyres will be covered for accidental damage and this cover is only available with The Almighty buy down & cannot be purchased separately. Road User Recovery Fee: The vehicle rates per 100km are as follows: 2 Berth Petrol Nil, 2 Berth Diesel NZ$6.22, 2 Berth with Toilet Shower NZ$6.22, 4 Berth (non Toilet Shower) NZ$6.22, 4 Berth NZ$6.62. Paid on vehicle return. LPG Gas Refill Fee: NZ$28 - NZ$38 per hire. Airport Transfers: Complimentary. Auckland Complimentary coach every 30 mins during office hours. Christchurch & Queenstown Airport, free phone for shuttle during office hours. Note: No hotel or airport delivery of vehicles. Extras: (Per rental/Paid Direct) Picnic table NZ$25, Picnic Chairs NZ$18, Baby booster seats NZ$36, GPS NZ$10 per day, Snow chains NZ$36, Portable heater NZ$16, Portable Shower NZ$16 & Extra Driver Fees NZ$5 (per day, per driver, per hire – 1st driver is FREE) Additional Protection Coverage: (non-refundable) NZ$99 per rental. When you purchase Additional Protection Coverage the cost of damage resulting from a single vehicle roll over will be covered. This extra cover can only be purchased in conjunction with Mighty Confident or Almighty Pack.

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Deuce 2 Berth Capacity: 2 Adults Description: Volkswagon or similar, 2.5 L turbo diesel, (Fuel consumption approx 9-12 litres per 100kms) Automatic or Manual (transmission type cannot Added be requested) 2 seatbelts. 2 ring comforts for 2! gas stove, fridge, microwave, sink, shower & toilet, pressurized hot & cold water, cooking utensils, Radio/CD Player, air con. & heating in driver’s cab. Vehicle Dimensions: length 5.5-7.2m, width 2m, interior height 1.9-1.92m & exterior 2.60-2.75m Bedding: 1 double or 2 singles. Day

Night

5 - 20 days per day 1 Nov 15 - 15 Dec 15 16 Dec 15 - 29 Feb 16 1-31 Mar 16 1-30 Apr 16 1 May 16 - 30 Sep 16

A. Standard Insurance

B. Including Smart Pack

£103 £143 £110 £68 £37

£123 £164 £130 £99 £68

Double Up 4 Berth Capacity: 4 Adults Description: Volkswagon or similar, 2.5 L turbo diesel, Auto or manual. (Fuel consumption 12-14L per 100kms usage) 4 seatbelts. 4 ring gas stove, fridge, microwave, sink, shower Fit for an & toilet, pressurized hot & cold awesome foursome water, cooking utensils, Radio/ CD Player, air con. & heating in driver’s cab. Vehicle Dimensions: length 5.5-7.7m, width 2.252.32m, interior height 1.97-2.15m & exterior height 3.03-3.25m. Bedding: 2 Doubles Day

Night

5 - 20 days per day 1 Nov 15 - 15 Dec 15 16 Dec 15 - 29 Feb 16 1-31 Mar 16 1-30 Apr 16 1 May 16 - 30 Sep 16

A. Standard Insurance

B. Including Smart Pack

£122 £175 £136 £93 £48

£142 £195 £156 £124 £80

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Coach Travel & Airport Transfers Coach Sectors

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

South Island Destinations

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

FREE hotspot

Duration Approx.

Christchurch to Dunedin

6 hours

Christchurch to Mt Cook

5 hrs 20 mins

Christchurch to Picton

5 hrs 20 mins

Christchurch to Kaikoura

2 hrs 40 mins

Christchurch to Lake Tekapo

3 hours

Christchurch to Wanaka (via Mt Cook) 8 hours Christchurch to Te Anau

10 hrs 30 mins

Chch to Queenstown (via Mt Cook)

9 hrs 20 mins

Picton to Kaikoura

2 hrs 15 mins

Picton to Nelson

2 hrs 10 mins

Nelson to Greymouth

6 hours

Greymouth to Franz Josef

3 hrs 40 mins

Greymouth to Fox Glacier

4 hours

Dunedin to Queenstown

4 hrs 15 mins

Dunedin to Te Anau

4 hrs 30 mins

Dunedin to Invercargill

3 hrs 15 mins

Franz Josef to Queenstown

8 hrs 30 mins

Franz Josef to Wanaka

7 hours

Fox Glacier to Queenstown

8 hrs 15 mins

Queenstown to Mt Cook

4 hours

Queenstown to Wanaka

1 hour 30 mins

Queenstown to Te Anau

2 hrs 10 mins

Per Adult

£35 £98 £38 £22 £34 £152 £55 £140 £24 £24 £57 £40 £44 £31 £33 £31 £79 £59 £76 £69 £23 £33

North Island Destinations

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 Taupo

4 hrs 40 mins

Auckland to Thames

1 hr 40 mins

Auckland to New Plymouth

6 hrs 20 mins

Auckland to Napier

7 hrs 10 mins

Auckland to Wellington

10 hours

Auckland to Whakatane

6 hrs 45 mins

Hamilton to Rotorua

1 hr 30 mins

National Park to Auckland

6 hours

National Park to Wellington

5 hrs 45 mins

Rotorua to Napier

3 hrs 30 mins

Rotorua to Taupo

1 hour 30 mins

Rotorua to Waitomo Caves

2 hours 30 mins

Wellington to Rotorua

7 hrs 15 mins

Wellington to Taupo

6 hours

Wellington to Napier

5 hours

Wellington to New Plymouth

6 hours 30 mins

Per Adult

£37 £20 £50 £41 £40 £19 £51 £61 £70 £42 £30 £42 £42 £42 £22 £34 £76 £68 £46 £46

Children 2-12 yrs – 67% of adult fares. One infant per adult, under 2 years, free of charge not occupying a seat. Valid till Sep 16.

GreatSights New Zealand Cycle Pass Get out and see New Zealand’s most breathtaking scenery & diverse cycle trails with the GreatSights New Zealand Cycle Pass. GreatSights has created North & South island packages that link tours, transport & the New Zealand Cycle trails altogether. Passes include: Bike hire, transport, sightseeing and trails and the passes are valid for 12 months from date of activation. Accommodation is an additional cost & ANZCRO can help book your accommodation based on your preferred style ranging from motels, hotels, apartments and B&Bs. Attractions include: Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Hauraki Gulf lunch cruise, Te Puia, Rainbow Springs, Wellington City & Bays tour, Mount Cook & Milford Sound. Image courtesy of Takaro Trails

Prices start from

£228

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

Shuttle Transfer Per Person

Custom Transfers Incl. Meet & Greet 1 - 2 people

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

£19 £14 £12 £24 £11 £13 £11 £12 £13 £21 £13

£87 £61 £51 £61 £54

£78 £49 £49 £55 £42 £49 £42 £42 £55 £78 £55

Valid till Sep 16

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


Cook Strait Crossings Sounds Air - The fast & scenic way to cross Cook Strait Wellington - Picton Services

Fly between Picton & Wellington in just 25 minutes. Enjoy stunning views of Wellington, Cook Strait & the magnificent Marlborough Sounds. Sounds Air offers up to six return flights a day in a 14 seat Cessna Caravan. Shuttle transfers available between Picton Airport and Picton Township. Ideal for those who are short of time & those who don’t travel well by sea, or to add variety for those who have taken the ferry in one direction. Departs Wellington: Daily @ 7.45 am (except Sun), 10.00 am, 12.30 pm, 3.00pm, 4.45pm. Also 6.15pm on Fri, Sun & Public Holidays Departs Picton: Daily 8.45 am (except Sun), 10.45am, 1.15pm, 15.45pm, 5.30pm. Also 7.00pm on Fri, Sun & Public Holidays. One way

£57 Adult £52 Child

Wellington - Nelson Services

Daily return flights between Wellington & Nelson with a flight time of 40 mins. 25 return flights per week. These flights are a sensational way of accessing the attractions of the regions and fantastic for day trippers. One way

£68 Adult £63 Child

Wellington - Blenheim Services

Daily return flights between Wellington & Blenheim with a flight time of 25 mins. 30 return flights per week. From Wellington straight into the heart of Marlborough Wine country. Flights timed to make day trips from Wellington a breeze. One way

£57 Adult £52 Child

Wellington - Wanganui Services

Daily return flights between Wellington & Wanganui with a flight time of 40 mins. 10 return flights per week. From Wellington direct to Wanganui this new service turns a four hour drive into an easy 40 minute flight. One way

£70 Adult £65 Child

This timetable is produced as a guide only, factors such as customer demand, charters etc may result in changes.

Cook Strait by Ferry: Interislander ferries provide a convenient regular link between the North & South Islands. Once on board, relax & enjoy a drink, a snack or a full meal while enjoying the 92 km cruise through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Journey time is approx. 3 hrs 10 mins. Consider travelling in style by upgrading to Premium Plus. Enquire when booking.

Most Common Ferry Departure Times (01 Aug 15 - 14 Dec 15) Depart Wellington

Arrive Picton

Depart Picton

Arrive Wellington

9.00am

12.30pm

9.05am**

12.35pm

2.45pm*

5.55pm

10.45am***

1.55pm

5.00pm**

8.30pm

2.15pm

5.45pm

6.45pm***

10.10pm

* Departs 1530/Arrives 1900 on Mondays from 01 Sep ** Commences 01 Sep, Tue – Sat only *** Tue-Sun only from 01 Sep

Most Common Ferry Departure Times (15 Dec 15 – 31 Mar 16) Depart Wellington

Arrive Picton

Depart Picton

Arrive Wellington

9.00am

12.30pm

9.05am**

12.35pm

2.45pm

5.55pm

10.45am***

1.55pm

5.00pm*

8.30pm

2.15pm

5.45pm

6.45pm

10.10pm

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

Napier

* Mon- Sat only ** Tue – Sat only *** Departs 1115/Arrives 1445 on Mondays

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

Kaitaki Plus Lounge

1 Dec 15 - 31 Mar 16

1 Apr - 30 Nov 16

1 Dec 16 - 31 Mar 17

£39 £22 £22 £110 £121 £145 £169 £193 £217

£36 £22 £20 £100 £106 £130 £153 £176 £199

£39 £22 £22 £110 £121 £145 £169 £193 £217

Picton

Greymouth

Wellington

Cook Strait Kaikoura

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Trains Winter Special available - ask us for details

Discover New Zealand by Rail Let us take the worry out of travel, just sit back and relax and take in the beautiful scenery that New Zealand is so famous for on some of the world’s best train journeys. Travel through the heartland of New Zealand’s North Island, hug the rugged Pacific coast between Picton and Kaikoura or experience the grandeur of the Southern Alps between Christchurch and Greymouth. Each journey offers a unique way to experience New Zealand.

In 2014 the experience has got even better To make the most of the spectacular scenery these new air-conditioned carriages feature oversized side windows combined with unique skylight roof windows for a truly panoramic view. Relax in specially designed seating configured either in pairs around tables, or as recliners that can be rotated to face whichever direction the train is travelling. Below the floor advanced smooth glide air suspension means a smooth and quiet ride. Although the carriage windows are made of non-tinted, non-reflective glass – ideal for taking photos through – there is also an outside viewing car where nothing gets between you and a great photo, everytime. And inside you keep track of the journey with an automated at seat journey commentary via headphones, plus route information displayed on the overhead HD video screens. And when it’s time for something to eat or drink, the café car is the place to sample unique and tasty local cuisine washed down with renowned New Zealand wines or boutique beers.

Want to do it all? If it’s difficult choosing between rail trips, why not do the lot? Our range of throughfares connect the North and South Island destinations by combining the Coastal Pacific train with either the Interislander ferry or a Sounds Air scenic flight.

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Trains

Through the heart of the North Island The North Island service – Auckland to Wellington or v.v. The historic main trunk line takes you through the North Island’s heartland - lush green farmland, native forests, stunning river gorges and across New Zealand’s volcanic plateau. Highlights include: • The World famous Raurimu Spiral, a feat of railway engineering designed in 1898 enabling the train to climb 221 metres in less than 6 kilometres • Lush green King Country landscapes - hills fit for Hobbits • World Heritage Views – see Mount Ruapehu, one of three active volcanoes in the World heritage Tongariro National Park • Follow the dramatic Rangitikei Gorge with the help of huge viaducts • Hug the picturesque Kapiti coastline as you head to Wellington, NZ’s capital. Operates a 6 day timetable. Departs Auckland on Monday, Thursday & Saturday. Departs Auckland 7.45 am, arrives Wellington 6.25pm. Departs Wellington on Tuesday, Friday & Sunday. Departs Wellington 7.55am, arrives Auckland 6.50pm. Stops at Auckland, Hamilton, National Park, Ohakune, Palmerston North & Wellington

Northern Explorer – Auckland to Wellington or v.v Adult Child

Oct 15 - Sep 16

Oct 16 - Mar 17

£105 £73

£105 £73

Alongside the mountains and the sea The Coastal Pacific – Picton to Christchurch or v.v. This memorable journey between Christchurch & Picton hugs the ruggedly beautiful coastline & travels through 22 tunnels & across 175 bridges, including New Zealand’s only combined road-rail bridge. Highlights include: • Views of some of New Zealand’s finest wine growing regions • The rich patchwork farming landscape of the Canterbury Plains • The surging Pacific Ocean • The picturesque Kaikoura Ranges • The chance to see amazing wildlife such as dolphins, seals & penguins • The tiny seaside town of Kaikoura renowned for its whale watching. And if your journey continues on to Wellington we’ve made it easy. Book one of our popular throughfares with an Interislander ferry or a Sounds Air flight for a complete journey.

The Coastal Pacific – Picton to Christchurch or v.v

Operates Daily from 25 Sep 15 - 1 May 16. Depart Picton 1.15pm, Arrive Christchurch 6.33pm. Depart Christchurch 7am, Arrive Picton 12.13pm.

Oct 15 - 30 Sep 16

£83 £58

Adult Child

The trip of a lifetime through the spectacular Southern Alps TranzAlpine – Christchurch to Greymouth or v.v. Rated as one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys, this 224km journey includes 16 tunnels & 5 viaducts as it traverses the Southern Alps that form the backbone of the South Island. Highlights include: • The rolling farmlands of the Canterbury Plains • Spectacular mountains and gorges of the great divide • River valleys & lush beech rainforest of New Zealand’s West Coast • The view from the open air viewing carriage, perfect for photo opportunities • The onboard commentary that really brings the trip to life. Operates Daily (except Christmas Day) Depart Christchurch 8.15am, Arrive Greymouth 12.45pm. Depart Greymouth 1.45pm, Arrive Christchurch 6.05pm.

TranzAlpine – Christchurch to Greymouth or v.v Adult Child

Oct 15 - Sep 16

Oct 16 - 30 Mar 17

£112 £79

£112 £79

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Accommodation Collections

Kiwi Holiday Parks Kiwi Holiday Parks offer a bed for every budget with over 47 quality holiday parks throughout New Zealand. All properties have a minimum 3 star Qualmark rating and include campgrounds as well as roofed accommodation suitable for couples and family value travel. Parks are located in towns, beachside and close to many National Parks and popular tourist attractions.

90 Mile Beach

Paihia

Dargaville

Thames Port Waikato Cambridge Otorohanga

Port Waikato Holiday Park

Whitianga Waihi Beach Mount Maunganui Tauranga Rotorua Taupo Turangi

Opunake Wanganui

Napier

Golden Bay Picton

Opunake Beach KiwiHoliday Park

Murchison

Nelson

Upper Hutt Wellington

Westport

Per room

1 Oct 15 31 Mar 16

1 Apr 30 Sep 16

1 Oct 16 31 Mar 17

£64 £49 £37 £25

£57 £49 £37 £25

£70 £53 £41 £28

Self Contained Cabin Ensuite Cabin Standard Cabin Powered Site

Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park

Kaikoura Hanmer Springs Ashley Gorge Christchurch

Greymouth Hokitika Franz Josef Ashburton Twizel Wanaka

Geraldine

Kurow

Key to Pass Locations Moeraki

Kiwi Holiday Parks

Te Anau

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

Dunedin Catlins Invercargill

Rainforest Holiday Park, Franz Josef Glacier

Go Kiwi Hotel Collection Insist on seeing New Zealand the way that suits you best. Choose from Go Kiwi’s six accommodation levels…

Punakaiki Resort

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

Opononi

Whangarei

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

Great Hotels. Great Service.

Garden Court Suites, Queenstown

We are where you need us to be. 6 levels to choose from:

Bronze: Good Standard regional hotels/motels or good value city locations. Silver: Good quality accommodation with good facilities. Gold: Superior hotels and resorts. Gold Plus: Superior hotels and resorts with excellent services and facilities. Platinum: Excellent hotels located in cities and resort locations. Platinum Plus: Something special.

Trailways Hotel, Nelson Picton Beachcomber Inn, Picton

Per room Twin double 1 Oct 15 - 31 Mar 16 1 Apr - 30 Sep 16 1 oct 16 - 31 Mar 17

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Gold Plus

Platinum

Platinum Plus

£76 £69 £79

£90 £77 £92

£104 £91 £107

£116 £103 £119

£135 £121 £140

£163 £152 £168

Conditions: Family Bonus - 1st child under 12 years is free, sharing existing bedding. Cot charges may apply, payable direct. Note: Summer rates apply year round for properties in Tongariro National Park incl Ohakune, Mt Ruapehu, Methven, Wanaka and Queenstown.

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Doubtless Bay Bay of Islands North Island

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Over 115 places to stay in over 50 top tourist destinations

Studio & 1 bedroom based on 2 people, 2 bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may not be available during special events.


Accommodation Collections Select a B&B Select-a B&B hosted accommodation offers over 160 properties throughout New Zealand. A variety of options are available including Bed & Breakfast, Farmstay B&B, Farmstay self-contained, Countrystay B&B and Countrystay self-contained. On offer is also a selection of small luxury lodges and properties where the establishments are something very special. Whilst the properties are diverse in their characteristics and locations, the program has been developed with simplicity in mind. Properties appear in one of 8 pricing options from entry level Bronze to Platinum Plus and A la Carte. The A la Carte pricing is tailored to each individual property, as they simply cannot be compared to anything else. Book New Zealand hosted accommodation via our easy to use program for a huge selection of B&B’s, Farmstays, Countrystays and Small Luxury New Zealand Lodges.

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

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£133

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An example of Accommodation on offer would be: B&B: Stay in a New Zealand home with New Zealand hosts. Accommodation ranges from the sumptuous purpose built B&B lodges through to everyday, modest Kiwi homes. Farmstay B&B: Experience staying on a real New Zealand farm. Take the opportunity to see the backbone of New Zealand while enjoying all the benefits of Bed & Breakfast Farmstay self-contained: Similar to the B&B option however staying in self-contained guest accommodation. Sometimes this is in farm cottages, other times in annexes or apartments attached to the main farm homestead however you have kitchen facilities & own bathrooms.

A’La Carte

Prices on Request

Talk to your travel consultant for further details. Rive Gauche B&B Lodge, Taupo

Jeda Lodge, Tauranga

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

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

The easy way to see New Zealand

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

Mangonui Paihia Kerikeri

Albatross Inn Napier

Easy locations

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

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Acacia Lodge Motel, Mangonui/Northland

Auckland Thames

The quality makes choosing easy

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

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Sunset Motel, Fox Glacier

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Rotorua

New Plymouth

FAMILY BONUS: Children under 2 years FREE!

Wanganui Waikanae Motueka Picton Nelson

Note: Ohakune summer rates apply year round. Per room

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Studio 1 - 2 people

1 Bedroom 1 - 3 people

2 Bedroom 1 - 4 people

Extra Person

£70 £62 £72 £82 £84

£83 £75 £86 £94 £98

£99 £99 £105 £112 £117

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Note: Studio vouchers can be open dated for ‘freewheeling’ travel - however 1 & 2 bedroom units must always be prebooked due to demand. (ANZCRO highly recommend pre-booking all room types during summer & school holidays). Open dated Blue to Gold level upgrades and upgrades from studio to 1 and 2 bedroom units are easily handled by paying a small surcharge direct to the property.

Studio & 1 bedroom based on 2 people, 2 bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may not be available during special events.

Westport Greymouth

*Oct - Apr a surcharge applies for Fox & Franz Josef Glacier properties.

Hokitika Franz Josef

Ohakune Napier Palmerston North Wellington

Blenheim Lake Brunner

Christchurch Geraldine

Twizel

Te Anau

Gisborne

Kaikoura Hanmer Springs

Fox Glacier

Arrowtown Queenstown

Taupo

Omarama Cromwell

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Oamaru Dunedin

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Torbay Browns Bay Albany Mairangi Bay

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Hobsonville

Rangitoto Island

Motutapu Island

Wairau Park Takapuna North Shore City

Birkenhead

Northcote

Devonport

Massey

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Herne Bay Te Atatu

Western Springs Mt Albert

Parnell Ponsonby Mt Eden

Avondale

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Remuera

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Tamaki

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New Lynn

St Heliers

Ellerslie Penrose

Mt Roskill Glen Eden

Kohimarama

Orakei Newmarket

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Waiheke Island

Mission Bay

Mt Wellington Onehunga

Pakuranga

Botany Downs

Cockle Bay

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Titirangi

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

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

Manurewa

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Superior

Auckland to Paihia 240 kms, 3 hrs 30 minutes Auckland to Thames 115 kms, 1 hr 45 minutes Auckland to Rotorua 235 kms, 3 hrs 20 minutes Auckland to Waitomo 200 kms, 3 hrs Auckland to Lake Taupo 280 kms, 4 hrs Auckland to Wellington 660 kms, 9 hrs 30 minutes Auckland City to Auckland Airport 21 kms

Executive

£94 £102 £19

£88 £95 £19

£104 £117 £20

Takanini

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Best Western BK’s Pioneer M/L

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

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£76 £86 £152 £15

£73 £82 £146 £13

£78 £88 £157 £15

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-4) Surcharge applies for spa bath units.

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Jet Park Airport Hotel

24 – 30 Aug 2015 - New Zealand Fashion Week 01 Nov 2015 – Auckland Marathon 05 – 08 Nov 2015 – Taste Auckland 20 – 22 Nov 2015 – V8 Supercars 11 – 16 Jan 2016 – Heineken Open Tennis Tournament Mar 2016 – Pasifika Festival 06 Feb 2016 – Waitangi Day Celebrations

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63 Westney Rd, 4km from airport, 20min from CBD. 167 Modern rooms, award winning restaurant, lounge bar, 24hr courtesy airport transfers, free car parking & 14 days free car storage. Rooms feature air cond, tea/coffee, minibar, fridge, Sky TV, safe, iron & original artworks. Pool, gym, gift shop, conference rooms all with exceptional service.

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Self Cont.

205 Kirkbride Road, Mangere. Conveniently located only 3 mins drive from the airport. Very new & quiet, each of the 37 units includes Sky TV, free high-speed Broadband Internet, recliner chairs, high quality queen beds & superb showers. On site laundry facilities. Includes courtesy 24 hour airport shuttle service. Breakfast service available. Adjacent to restaurants.

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Standard/Queen

£77 £85 £108 £139

£81 £99 £112 £172

Superior Room BONUS: FREE 24 hour airport transfers & FREE WiFi in Lounge Bar & Lobby.

Deluxe Room Family Suite

Studio & 1 bedroom based on 2 people, 2 bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may not be available during special events.


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Rydges Hotel

401 Queen St, located on the prime street of Auckland CBD. VR Queen Street boasts 80 well-appointed rooms with modern ensuites, LCD TV & Sky TV. Certain room types offer full kitchens. Facilities include onsite restaurant offers buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, contemporary styled cafe and bar, guest laundry, complimentary WiFi access and secure on-site car parking (charges apply)

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Rendezvous Hotel Auckland

Hotel

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

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£114 £30

£95 £30

£123 £30

Extra Person

Hotel/self cont

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

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

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Studio & 1 bedroom based on 2 people, 2 bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may not be available during special events.

Hotel

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

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Superior

£90 £100 £23

£103 £115 £33

£136 £162 £33

Deluxe BONUS: Children under 12 years stay FREE!*

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Hotel Grand Chancellor

Hotel/Self Cont.

1 Hobson Street. Overlooking the stunning Viaduct Harbour. Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City is perfectly positioned within a short walk of the CBD, SkyTower, Britomart, Ferry & Cruise Terminal. The apartment style hotel is complimented by studios, suites, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Facilities also include 20m lap pool, spa. Gym, sauna & secure car parking.

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Studio

£81 £104 £117 £20

£78 £101 £117 £20

£84 £94 £120 £20

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

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Heritage Auckland

171 Queen Street. Superb central location near the commercial shopping, entertainment areas & waterfront. 166 standard rooms, one, two, three bedroom suites & Penthouse suites. Suites feature separate living/dining, laundry, fully equipped kitchen. Restaurant/bar, indoor heated lap pool, gym, conference rooms. Air con, 24hr room service, valet parking (car parking charges apply).

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Apr Sep 16

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Twin/Double

£105 £120 £219 £323

£104 £120 £239 £340

£126 £143 £269 £398

1 Bdrm Deluxe (2) 2 Bdrm (1-4) BONUS: Children under 14yrs stay FREE!*

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SKYCITY Hotel

Hotel

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Apr Sep 16

Oct 16 Mar 17

Twin/Double

£120 £139 £233

£107 £123 £223

£130 £146 £251

1 Bdrm Deluxe (1-2) BONUS: Children under 14 years stay FREE!*

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SKYCITY Grand Hotel

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Apr Sep 16

Premium Room

£122 £159 £210 £23

£100 £126 £181 £23

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Stamford Plaza Auckland

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£165 £185 £275 £301

£135 £155 £245 £272

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The Langham Auckland

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Superior Room

£139 £159 £223

£117 £143 £278

£139 £162 £301

Executive Room BONUS: Complimentary WiFi

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Hilton Auckland

Hotel

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Classic

£143 £158 £233 £313

£130 £145 £207 £285

£168 £199 £287 £375

Executive BONUS: Stay 4/Pay 3 in Executive, Club & Park Suite rooms only. Valid 07 - 29 Dec 15 & 04 Jan - 31 Jan 16

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Pullman Auckland

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

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Apr Sep 16

Oct 16 Mar 17

Hilton Guest Room

£184 £226 £271 £475

£194 £236 £281 £484

£172 £214 £260 £463

Deluxe Harbour View Dlx Harbour View Plus Bow Suite B&B

Waiheke Island

Watermark Holiday Studios

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Hotel

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

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Superior Room

£121 £160 £160

£126 £151 £189

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Residence Superior Room BONUS: FREE Wifi.

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Delamore Lodge

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

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Hotel

83 Symonds St, located in the heart of the city within walking distance of parks, shopping, restaurants & Auckland’s beautiful waterfront. All 409 enchanting rooms & suites are elegantly furnished & are complemented with modern necessities. Unwind in one of the hotels 2 restaurants & 1 lounge. Indulge at Chuan Spa & Health Club & enjoy the rooftop pool & Jacuzzi.

Situated in the heart of Auckland’s CBD, the Stamford Plaza Auckland is a mere minute’s walk from the city’s lively harbour & entertainment precincts. 286 rooms & suites include free Wifi, bathrobes, slippers & air-con. The 4 restaurants offer unique dining experiences & the Recreation Centre features fantastic harbour views complete with gym, indoor heated pool, spa & sauna. Oct 15 Mar 16

Hotel

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

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

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Hotel/Self Cont.

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

Boutique Lodge

Experience 5-star luxury at Delamore Lodge, the jewel of Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. Each of the 4 guest suites & the 2 bedroom apartment offer breathtaking views of the Hauraki Gulf from your private courtyard. The Lodge offers a spacious guest lounge, jacuzzi, sauna, helicopter landing pad, outdoor dining area which leads to the heated infinity swimming pool. For the ultimate in relaxation specially designed spa treatments can be arranged in our exclusive spa suites.

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

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£737 £977

£488 £814

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Studio & 1 bedroom based on 2 people, 2 bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may not be available during special events.


Auckland

Fullers Auckland Half Day Waiheke Island Wine Tour - This afternoon deluxe vineyard tour, combines generous helpings of world class wine with the beautiful surroundings of Waiheke Island. Following your Fullers cruise to Waiheke Island you will be transported to the picturesque Mudbrick vineyard overlooking the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf to enjoy premium wine tastings. Next you will travel to The Goldie Room, Waiheke's first and most well-established vineyard. Here you will experience tastings and a platter of nibbles. Last stop, with further tastings of 5 star quality wines, is Te Whau vineyard, acclaimed for its restaurant, as well as stunning 360° views & outstanding architecture. Your tour concludes by transporting you to the ferry terminal for your return to Auckland Jetty. Departs 1pm, returns 5.30pm. Does not include accommodation transfers.

Auckland City Tastes Tour - On this walking gourmet food tour in Auckland we introduce you to three

£63 p.p.

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

Rangitoto Volcanic Explorer Tour

- Depart from Fullers downtown ferry terminal for a 25 minute cruise to Rangitoto Island, Auckland’s newest volcano. Here you will board a 4WD road-train for a 2 hour guided journey of discovery. Learn about the island’s fiery past and the amazing climate. Journey through the largest Pohutukawa forest in the world, a treasured fern glen and rugged lava terrain as you make your way to the base of the summit of Rangitoto. From there it’s a 900-metre walk along a scenic boardwalk to the top. Here you’ll be rewarded with 360-degree views of the islands of the Hauraki Gulf and back to Auckland City. Note: No shops are located on the islands so visitors should take food and drink with them, or purchase it onboard the vessel. Departs: Summer (Oct- Apr) - daily 9.15am & 12.15pm Winter (May–Sep). Departs Mon- Fri 12.15pm only Sat & Sun 9.15am & 12.15pm. 4 daily departures from the island.

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

£82 p.p village of Ponsonby. Well known for its delicious eateries, historic buildings, arts & crafts, food markets & boutique fashion stores. Your gourmet tour will include tastings of fine produce, chocolates, exceptional coffee, baking treats, cheese, ice cream & finish with a 2 course bistro lunch with matching regional wines. Meet some of the culinary & creative personalities who make up the diverse & original mix that attracts locals & visitors to this part of the city. Departs: 9.30am – 1.30pm (Mon-Sat).

£98 p.p

£32 Adult £16 Child (5-15 yrs)

Auckland Seaplanes Rangitoto Circuit Scenic Flight - You will experience the North Shore beaches, including a volcano lake, Auckland’s famous Harbour bridge, fly past the Sky Tower, the City centre and the commercial Harbour and then fly out to have a stunning look into the crater of Rangitoto, Auckland’s newest and most impressive volcano. Beautiful views and a rather different perspective on Auckland make this package our most wanted. Duration: 40 mins (18 mins flying time) £104 Adult £99 Child (2-12yrs, infants at no charge)

Auckland Zoo

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

General Admission - Auckland Zoo is home to NZ’s largest collection of native and exotic animals. Encompassing a fifth of the Zoo’s 17ha footprint, Te Wao Nui offers both locals and tourists a truly unique and immersive experience of New Zealand’s animals, plants and culture in a way that has never been done before, all in one location. £15 Adult £7 Child (4-14 yrs)

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

£248 Adult £154 Child (2-12yrs, infants at no charge) Waiheke Highlights - Join us on this super fly, zip, dine and cruise highlights tour. Experience the flight of a

Guided Walks - A guided walk will give you a great overview of the Zoo so you can go back to your favourite

exhibits later. Our experienced guides will take you on a 1-hour tour , taking in all of the highlights of Auckland Zoo.

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.

£20 Adult £12 Child (4-14 yrs)

£324 Adult £270 Child (2-12yrs, infants at no charge)

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Auckland Bridge Climb & Bungy A unique Auckland adventure with exclusive access to the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Operates 8.30am – 6pm summer & 4pm – winter. Incl. free transfers from Maritime Museum at 9 am, 11.30am & 2.30pm. Covered footwear must be worn. Overalls & wet weather gear is provided for Bridge Climbers. Min. weight 35kg for either option.

Auckland Bridge Climb

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

£65 Adult £44 Child (7-15 yrs)

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

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

£160 Adult £80 Child

£83 Adult £68 Child (10-14 yrs) Both Auckland activities have free transport from the Maritime Museum, bookings are essential.

Hauraki Blue Cruises Auckland Harbour Lunchtime Cruise

- Escape city life as the cruise catamaran glides out of Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour and your lunch cruise adventure begins. Your skipper will provide an entertaining commentary as you take in highlights of the beautiful Waitemata Harbour. As the city skyline slides out of view, you’ll feel yourself relax. Enjoy a delicious lunch showcasing Auckland’s top quality local produce as you cruise past scenic highlights like the famous landmark of Rangitoto Island and adjacent Motutapu (drinks are not included). Departs: 11am, returns 1.30pm.

£48 Adult £24 Child

Auckland Maori Tour – TIME Unlimited Tours Auckland Full Day Tour with a Maori guide

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

Auckland Overnight Cruise - Experience a unique one night cruise around Auckland’s harbour and

outlying islands with Hauraki Blue Cruises. As you set off from the Viaduct Harbour you will take in the Auckland harbour highlights such as the Harbour Bridge, Bean Rock Lighthouse and Devonport as your journey begins, gliding through the sparkling waters of the Waitemata Harbour and out into the Hauraki Gulf. Dine on fresh local produce and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, before retiring to your ocean view cabin for the night. In the morning, enjoy a full cooked and continental breakfast as you cruise back to port, taking in the sights of Auckland’s eastern beaches along the way. Includes: Overnight accommodation in an Ocean view cabin, Cheese platter, complimentary coffee and tea, Three-course dinner, Full cooked and continental breakfast, kayaking, snorkelling and swimming (drinks are not included). Departs: 3.00pm, returns 9.00am. We recommend you bring a small overnight bag containing a change of clothing, swimwear, sunscreen, sun hat, comfortable walking shoes, warm clothing, and a camera. Double/Twin

£129 Adult £65 Child (4-15 yrs)

£136 p.p.

Awarded Qualmark Enviro Award Gold, Endorsed Visitor Activity, Endorsed Visitor Service & Global Tourism Award Winner.

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

£13 Adult £6 Child (under 15 yrs)

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

£18 Adult £11 Child (under 15 yrs) Tui Package – Maori Cultural Performance: Experience the vibrancy of our cultural performance, from the memorising poi, to the world famous spine tingling haka. Take the chance to meet, talk and take photos with our friendly performers.

£24 Adult £11 Child (under 15 yrs)

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

£62 Adult £41 Child £164 Family (2 Adults, 2 Children under 16) Zip, Wine & Dine £134 Adult (Over 18s only)


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Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium offers a unique Southern Oceans experience, where you will journey through 10 themed zones with over 30 live animal displays, and see over 80 different species. The Antarctic Encounter is home to New Zealand’s only colony of Antarctic penguins, where you’ll get up close to the majestic King and playful Gentoo penguins.

America's Cup Sailing & Auckland Harbour Cruising Pride of Auckland & Sail NZ offer world class sailing & dining options on Auckland’s beautiful Waitemata Harbour. All options include an informative commentary plus a hands-on opportunity to steer the yacht.

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

Come face-to-face with huge sharks, giant stingrays, and thousands of other deep sea creatures from New Zealand and beyond. In the magical Seahorse Kingdom you’ll find the world’s only display of Spiny Sea Dragons.

£47 Adult £37 Child (5-15 yrs)

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

The adventurous visitor can choose to take part in an Animal Adventure - snorkelling with the sharks with Shark Cage, or diving cage-free with Shark Dive Xtreme. Open 365 days, 9.30am - 5.30pm (last entry 4.30pm).

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

£39 Adult £29 Child (5-15 yrs) Dinner Cruise – Departs 6pm all year, duration 2.5 hrs. This is the best time of day to experience Auckland’s magnificent harbour. Dinner includes some traditional Kiwi favourites.

£18 Adult £9 Child (3-15 yrs) £50 p.p. (min. height 1.3m) Shark Dive Xtreme Novice Diver £119 p.p.

General Admission

£62 Adult £44 Child (5-15 yrs)

Shark Cage Plunge

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

grand prix racing machines. Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or simply sit back and enjoy the action as we sail down the beautiful Auckland Harbour. No previous experience necessary. Departs daily (usually afternoons), check times when booking. Duration 2 hours. £83 Adult £60 Child (10-15 yrs)

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

Orbit Dinner

Bush and Beach Day Tours Bush and Beach’s fully guided daily tours create unforgettable memories of unique, wild, untamed New Zealand. We have been perfecting our small group tours for 30 years.

Full Day Hobbiton Express - Let Bush and Beach take you on a magical journey through Middle-Earth for a fascinating fully guided tour to the largest “green” movie set in the world, as seen in the “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbiton” trilogies. Tour includes return transport, guided tour of the set, lunch, free drink in the Green Dragon and souvenir. Departs 7am, returns 3pm. £147 Adult £78 Child (Child 4-14 yrs) Half Day Auckland City Revealed

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

£11 Adult £5 Child

£41 Adult £21 Child

£49 Adult £17 Child

Half Day Wilderness Experience - Escape

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

Auckland Fine Wine Tours

£78 Adult £39 Child

Specialising in small groups (max. 6 people), travel in roomy air con. comfort with Phil Parker, Auckland food & wine writer. Tours skillfully combining superb scenery with fine NZ wines. All options incl. door to door transfers from inner city accomm., lunch, wine tastings & tasting notes.

Full Day Best of Both Worlds - Experience

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

£114 Adult £57 Child

Half Day Wine Tour - Departs 10am, returns approx.

2pm. Sample some of NZ’s best wines during your visit to 3 wineries: Nobilos, West Brook & Matua Valley. View scenic countryside & dramatic ‘black sand’ West Coast beaches. Includes café lunch.

£150 Adult Half day Town & Country Fab Food Tour - Departs: 9.00am, returns approx. 3.30pm. Highlights: a visit to Sanfords Seafood Market, sampling & browsing at Sabato Deli before journeying on through the scenic Pacific coast for sampling at Puhoi cheeses, and a honey tasting. A la carte Lunch and wine tasting is at charming Plume Vineyard restaurant incl. wine & coffee. The fun continues after lunch with one more wine tasting at picturesque Brick Bay winery and finally a visit to boutique Chocolate Brown chocolatiers, before heading back to the City. Includes: accommodation transfers, complimentary NZ goodies bag per guest, entry fees, info pack, wine & food tastings plus a la carte café lunch with wine, detailed tasting notes & complimentary mineral water. £160 Adult

Auckland Hop On Hop Off Explorer The Auckland Hop On Hop Off Explorer sightseeing tour visits Auckland’s big 14 attractions with full commentary. With buses departing every 30 minutes, (hourly in winter) the all-day bus pass allows the passenger to get off and on all our buses all day for the one price. With city bus stops at Sky City, Civic Theatre & Queens Wharf & FREE hotel pick-ups mean easy access to our service.

£21 Adult £11 Child (4-16 yrs) £46 Family (2 adults & up to 4 children)

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Tours From Auckland

Depart daily aboard deluxe air-conditioned tour coaches from Auckland to popular North Island destinations for guided tours of famous attractions. Tours incl. hotel/motel transfers. Child age (5-14 yrs)

Waitomo and Rotorua Day - Full Day

The Auckland Highlights Tour - Half Day Departs 9.30am daily, 2pm departure in summer only (01 Oct - 30 Apr). This award winning 2.5 hour sightseeing tour of Auckland includes the central business area, University, Auckland Harbour Bridge, Viaduct Harbour, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland Domain, exclusive residential area and the waterfront. Optional visits to the Sky Tower & Kelly Tarltons Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World are available at extra cost. Tour 01/02

£30 Adult £15 Child

Spectacular Auckland - Full Day Departs 9.30am ends Ferry Terminal at 3.30pm approximately. Start your day in Auckland experiencing the “City of Sails” the Gray Line way. Through the trendy inner suburbs of Auckland, over the Harbour Bridge, back through the vibrant Viaduct Harbour and Wynyard Quarter. Feel the bustling CBD area of Queen Street, the hub of the city centre. Stop at the Auckland Domain – home to the Auckland Museum. A great photo stop at Bastion Point which overlooks the sparkling waters of the Waitemata Harbour. Sitting at 328 metres the Sky Tower where you travel up in the glass fronted lifts that open up to the unparalleled views in all directions of the city and its surrounding area. Lastly relax as you cruise past the tranquil islands that make up the Hauraki Gulf whilst enjoying afternoon tea. Tour 01TC

£64 Adult £32 Child

Departs 7.30am, returns 8.15pm. Travel aboard our deluxe five star coach with large panoramic windows, comfortable reclining seats and air-conditioning. Most services include an onboard restroom, video and twin doors for easy exit and entry on arrival at stop-offs and attractions. This tour includes morning tea, a picnic style lunch and an evening snack. Highlights include - Waitomo Glowworm Caves, a world famous cave formation and drift silently through the glowworm cavern lit up with thousands of tiny glowworm lights. On arrival into Rotorua join the Agrodome Farm Tour in an all-terrain vehicle of an authentic working farm. Sheep shearing, dog trials, and hand-feed the animals. Next travel via the lakefront and through the historic Government Gardens before arriving at Te Puia - Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. Enjoy a Maori concert followed by a guided tour of the village, thermal valley home to the famous Pohutu Geyser, fumaroles and biking mud pools. On completion of the visit your coach departs for Auckland. Note - passengers have a number of options at the end of this tour they can finish the tour in Rotorua, return another day (extra cost), replace the Farm Tour with a relaxing soak in the Polynesian Thermal Deluxe Spa (extra cost) or replace Rotorua with a trip to Hobbiton – “Middle Earth” (extra cost). Tour 7R including lunch £147 Adult £74 Child Tour 7R with Polynesian Spa Tour 7RHOB with Hobbiton (Waitomo & Hobbiton only)

£163 Adult £82 Child £158 Adult £79 Child

Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton - 2 Day Tour Day One - Follow the itinerary of Tour 7R (see above). After visiting Te Puia, you will be transferred to your hotel. Note a Maori Hangi and Concert is also available (extra cost). Please request when booking. Day Two - Breakfast included. Free time in Rotorua until 5pm to try one or more of the many options on pages 46-49 (all extra cost – Tour 08). Other options for you to consider: (a) Spend the day at Lake Taupo. Highlights incl. Wai-O-Tapu, Huka Falls, Aratiatia Dam and Wairakei Geothermal Power Station. Return to Auckland by coach, arriving at approx. 8.15pm (Tour 08T) (b) Spend the morning at leisure before joining a guided tour to Hobbiton. The Hobbit Holes, Green Dragon Inn, Bilbo’s home, the party tree and other structures created for The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and Hobbit films before returning to Auckland in the early evening (Tour 08H) Tour 08 Waitomo & Rotorua - Twin Share

£219 Adult

Tour 08T Waitomo, Taupo & Rotorua - Twin Share £340 Adult Tour 08H Waitomo, Rotorua & Hobbiton - Twin Share £261 Adult

The Bay of Islands - 2 Day Tour Day One - Auckland/Paihia

Coach from Auckland to the sunny Bay of Islands. Join a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty House and Grounds followed by a return ferry ride to the historic township of Russell. Hotel - Kingsgate Autolodge or similar.

Day Two - Paihia/Auckland

Join a 4-hour cruise past some of the 144 islands and through the famous Hole in the Rock on Matukokako Island (weather permitting). Time allowed to explore Urupukapuka Island. Free time in the afternoon before returning to Auckland by coach in the evening.

The Bay of Islands - Full Day Departs 7.30am, return 8pm. Travel north of Auckland to one of New Zealand’s most beautiful locations. An opportunity to discover the history of New Zealand’s early European settlers and the signing of a Treaty between themselves and the native Maori at Waitangi. Following this you travel by catamaran past some of the 144 Islands that make this location so famous and through the hole in the rock (subject to sea conditions). Note a picnic-style lunch is provided for people choosing the 11CL option. Tour 11 Tour 11C (with Cruise) Tour 11CL (with Cruise & Lunch)

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£119 Adult £60 Child £129 Adult £65 Child £138 Adult £69 Child

Tour 12 Twin Share

£276 Adult


Northland & The Bay of Islands

BIRTHPLACE OF THE NATION Beautiful, unspoiled and wonderfully rich in history and culture. Whale Bay. Photo Credit: Destination Northland

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

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The safe, sandy beaches at Orewa & Mangawhai. The hot springs of Waiwera and vineyards of Matakana & Warkworth. 26 m high Whangarei Falls, arguably NZ’s most photographed waterfall. AH Reed Memorial Kauri park with its 500 yr old Kauri trees and treetop boardwalk – Whangarei. Diving around the highly acclaimed Poor Knight Islands, accessed from Tutukaka. Cruising through the 144 islands that make up the beautiful Bay of Islands. Sweeping views over the Bay of Islands from the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Indulge in locally grown kiwifruit, grapes, avocados & oranges around Kerikeri. Dive the wreck of the Rainbow Warrior. Doubtless Bay is famous for excellent surf cast fishing & golden beaches. Wild & natural 90 Mile Beach, perfect for fishing and sand tobogganing. Moody Cape Reinga where the Pacific Ocean meets the Tasman Sea. Taiamai Tours, transports you back through the passages of time while aboard a traditional Ngapuhi War Canoe. We cruise up the picturesque Waitangi River allowing you time to appreciate our living cultural landscapes during your voyage to the magical Haruru waterfalls.

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Spa Studio Shower Studio 1 Bedroom/Balcony Suite BONUS: 500mb FREE Wifi per day.

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

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Copthorne Hotel & Resorts Bay of Islands

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

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Sea Spray Suites

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

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361 Western Hills Dr, centrally located in beautifully landscaped surroundings incl. BBQ, Pétanque & heated swimming pool. Luxuriously appointed units feature double spa baths (except 2 wheelchair accessible units) in fully tiled bathrooms, as well as an elegant kitchen, hush glass windows, Sky TV, DVD & internet. Café style breakfast available (paid direct).

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Situated within the Waitangi National Trust reserve, surrounded by bushwalks, scenic golf course & the beautiful harbour. Rooms include mini bar, fridge, tea and coffee facilities. Swimming Pool, spa, tennis, boat jetty, restaurant and bar, 24 hr room service, business centre, courtesy coach & complimentary parking. Enquire about our 3 night Coast to Coast package.

Discounts may be available, enquire for details.

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Cable Bay Awanui

Coopers Beach

Doubtless Bay Taupo Bay

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Karikari Houhora Peninsula Harbour

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Blue Pacific Quality Apartments

8-10 Marsden Rd, prime waterfront location opposite the main beach with safe harbour swimming, surrounded by local restaurants, cafes & bars. Luxurious apartments with Sky TV & DVD player, fully appointed kitchens with dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, & fully covered balconies with sea views. Facilities incl. a gated swimming pool & spa with large surrounding deck & secure underground parking. Oct 15 Mar 16

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Peppers Carrington Resort

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

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

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

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

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Peppers Carrington Resort sits at the heart of a 3000acre estate on the Karikari Peninsula in New Zealand’s Northland. This pristine region features stunning natural beauty and amazing beaches, including Maitai Bay, one of the most idyllic beaches in New Zealand just four scenic kilometres away. Rooms and villas exude all the charm and décor you would expect of Peppers. The service is likewise impeccable.

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Bay of Islands

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

£51 Adult £26 Child (5-14 yrs)

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

£68 Adult £34 Child £79 Adult £46 Child

The Cream Trip – Day in the Bay - Designed for nature lovers & those wanting to see all the highlights of the Bay in one day. The Cream Trip is the most extensive historical cruise offered in the Bay of Islands & is the perfect way to see all of the magnificent Bay of Islands in one day, on board a modern cruising catamaran. Follow the original Cream Trip route as they make deliveries, see dolphins in their natural environment and if conditions are suitable, try swimming alongside these inquisitive creatures - a once in a lifetime experience. Take in the amazing ‘Hole in the Rock’ & still have plenty of time on a secluded island for a scenic walk, swim or just to relax. Operates: Daily Oct - April. Departs Paihia 9.30am, returns 4.15pm. Note: Russell departures 10 mins later. Tour CT1

£62 Adult £31 Child

Dolphin Eco Experience - Dolphins are some of the earth's most fascinating creatures & we are blessed with their presence all year round. The Bay of Islands has the warmest waters in New Zealand, perfect for swimming with dolphins. This tour includes FREE SWIM with Dolphins! Delight in watching dolphins as they interact with us. Our staff have years of experience finding dolphins in the bay & have an intimate knowledge of their behaviour. Our smaller purpose built vessel allows for closer interaction as you see & hear dolphins & whales from our low viewing deck. This cruise is limited to 35 passengers to allow for an intimate experience for everyone. We often see Bottlenose & Common Dolphins, Baleen Whales, Orca, Seals, Fish, Penguins & other Sea & Bird Life. Lifetime Dolphin Viewing Guarantee/ Swim Free: In the unlikely event we are unsuccessful in viewing dolphins or whales on your trip we will offer you a ‘go again for free’ voucher for another Dolphin Eco Experience (subject to availability). Swimming with Dolphins in the wild is subject to the Department of Conservations’ rules & regulations & the skipper’s discretion. Departs daily Oct-Apr at 8am & 12.30pm (from Russell 10 mins later), duration 4 hrs. Tour DE1/DE2

£57 Adult £29 Child (5-14 yrs)

Discover Kerikeri

R Tucker Tall Ships

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

Experience a day on the water on the R. Tucker Thompson, a traditional gaff-rigged schooner with her own unique history which is operated by a charity with profits supporting youth development voyages. Be as active as you like – take the helm, help set the sails, ride the bowsprit and climb the rigging – or simply relax while the crew command this impressive ship as it sails around the Bay of Islands.

£30 Adult £15 Child (5-14 yrs)

£75 Adult £38 Child

Tour

Late Afternoon Sail (Departs 4.00pm Returns 5.45pm)

£34 Adult £17 Child Full Day Sail (Departs 10.00am Returns 4.00pm)

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

Helicopter Hole in the Rock Flight - Experience the wonderful view of the Bay of Islands including the famous “Hole in the Rock” via helicopter - a thrilling experience over NZ’s favourite maritime playground. Departs directly from Paihia waterfront regularly. Flight time 20 minutes £130 p.p. Flight including landing on the Hole in the Rock £207 p.p.

Footprints Waipoua Join us at Footprints Waipoua for an intimate encounter to learn how the trees are inter-twined with the lives of local Maori and the important role they play in the eco-system of the Waipoua Forest. Experience a journey of ancient times set in the realms of our ancestors. Meet our ancestors the mighty Te Matua Ngahere (‘The Father of the Forest’) estimated to be between 2,500 and 3,000 years old, his mighty girth of 16 metres in diameter. ‘The Four Sisters’ a graceful collection of Kauri trees that have grown close together in sibling harmony and finally, Tane Mahuta (‘The Lord of the Forest’) who stands an impressive 51 metres (150ft) tall. We invite you to share in a culture that is rich in Wairua (spiritual awareness) History (practices & beliefs) Whakapapa (geneology) and Waiata (songs). Twilight Encounter (4 hours)

£46 Adult £17 Child

Daylight Encounter (3.5 hours)

£39 Adult £17 Child

Heli Cruise Island Escape - Depart Paihia boarding our Sea Shuttle vessel which cruises you to the island of choice to enjoy hiking, fishing, snorkeling or just relaxing on the beach. At a prearranged time we pick you up again on the Sea Shuttle boat transferring you to our floating heli pad amongst the islands. You will depart from there on the stunning scenic helicopter flight to the Hole in the Rock and over the Bay of Islands before landing back in Paihia. £165 p.p.

Half Day Cape Reinga Aeroplane Fly/Drive Tour - This is your chance to see some of NZ’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 NZ for 2½ hours on our guided ground/vehicle tour. Return flight down the East Coast introduces you to areas impossible to see any other way. Departures morning and afternoon. Tour duration approx. 5 hours.

£220 p.p.

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 23 metre multi-deck luxurious cruise out the famous Poor Knights Islands. Guests can relax in air-conditioned comfort, sunbathe or go kayaking, snorkelling, or even diving for the first time under expert supervision. Enter the World’s largest Sea Cave, cruise through arches, see whales, dolphins, seals & rare bird life, learn about the natural and Maori history of the region and view live underwater camera footage via TV. Departs Nov-Apr 11am, returns 4pm. Includes buffet lunch and use of kayaks & snorkel gear. £88 Adult £44 Child (2-12 yrs) Note: Alternate diving options available, enquire for details.

Paihia - Adventure HQ Darryl’s Dinner Cruise - Enjoy a leisurely two & a half hour cruise up the Waitangi River as you dine in style aboard our unique vessel “Ratanui”. Join Darryl & his friendly crew for a calm water cruise to the stunning Haruru Falls. Marvel at the abundant wildlife & historic points of interest. Relax as you take in the beautiful surroundings & enjoy a delicious dinner with distinctive New Zealand flavours. Menu: Starter – Tasty tiger prawns & New Zealand green lipped mussels, breads and dips. Main – Your choice of Succulent T-bone steak, NZ rack of lamb or steamed fish. All served with gourmet potatoes, salad & divine dressings. A fully licensed cash bar is available on board. Departs: Paihia wharf, times confirmed on booking, generally between 5pm (winter) & 6.30pm (summer). £50 Adult £19 Child (5-13 yrs) As a fun alternative Darryl’s Lunch to Russell cruise is also available, enquire for details.

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

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

4 hrs Morning or Afternoon trips

£72 p.p.

6 hrs £162 p.p. (1-4 people) 6 hours £646 (1-4 people) 8 hours £840

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

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Half Day Guided Tour to Haruru Falls - Departing from Waitangi Beach, paddle up the sheltered waters of the Waitangi Estuary to spend time exploring the fascinating Mangrove Forests and the unique horse- shoe shaped waterfall at Haruru. Your guide will share with you the rich history of the Waitangi River and Maori Legends while taking time to observer the abundant wildlife in their natural habitat. Relax and enjoy refreshments on the beach at the base of the waterfalls or go for a swim before returning back down stream. Includes: Refreshments; fresh coffee, tea, hot chocolate and biscuits. Departs Daily 10am & 2pm. Duration: 3 - 4 hours Half day £46 p.p. Full Day Guided Tour to Haruru Falls and Motumarie Island - As an extension of our Half Day Tour we take you from the Waitangi River to explore the inner Bay of Islands. The river leads to the ocean and we make our way along the historic Waitangi coastline passing the giant Waka shed with views of the magnificent Maori Canoes before stopping for lunch on the secluded Motumarie Island. Includes: Morning tea and picnic style lunch, choice of 3 options. Departs: Daily at 10am. Duration: 5 – 6 hours Full day £72 p.p.


The Coromandel

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

FACT FILE DRIVING DISTANCES: Auckland to Thames 110 kms, 1 hr 30 mins Thames to Rotorua 164 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins Thames to Whitianga (via Coromandel) 105 kms, 1 hr 30 mins Whitianga to Whangamata 81 kms, 1 hr 20 mins

SPECIAL EVENTS: • 19 Sep 2015 – Whitianga Scallop Festival • 31 Oct 2015 – K2 Cycle Race • 30 Mar – 03 Apr 2016 – Beach Hop, Whangamata

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS: • • • • •

Hot Water Beach where at low tide you can dig your own hot pool. Take a beach walk to Cathedral Cove, a stunning natural amphitheatre. 309 Kauri Grove for some of the finest specimens in the area. Numerous idyllic beaches including Kuaotunu, Otama, Opito Bay & Hahei. Panoramic views of Slipper Island, Alderman Islands and Mayor Island from atop Paku Hill, Tairua. • Enjoy the 2 hour walk to Wentworth Valley Waterfall near Whangamata. • Explore an old gold mine & learn about the regions gold mining history at Thames. • Nov-Jan the brilliant red flowers of the Pohutukawa tree (NZ Christmas bush) dominates the coastline.

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Coromandel Peninsula

map references see page 37 Thames

Tuscany on Thames

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

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Cathedral Cove Coastline. Photo Credit: Coromandel Tourism

Coromandel Town

Anchor Lodge Motel

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Whitianga

Aotearoa Lodge

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

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Oceans Resort Whitianga

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Marina Park Apartments Whitianga

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

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Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge

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Marine Reserved

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

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

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Waihi Beach

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

Waihi Beach Luxury B&B Lodge

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

324 Hetherington Road, Whangamata, a truly lovely area of the Coromandel & only 2 hrs drive from Auckland. 21 very spacious, luxury units overlooking a stunning pool area, most with its own private spa pool on the deck. Well equipped kitchens, Sky TV, marble bathrooms & Free Wifi. Breakfast available.

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Pauanui

Oct 15 - Mar 16

Superior Studio (B&B)*

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

** 1 Bdrm serviced daily, 2 bdrms weekly

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

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£153 £153

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Coromandel Peninsula

Cathedral Cove - Kayaking The Cathedral Cove Classic Tour - Rated as one of the best kayaking tours in the country, this tour encapsulates the magic of sea kayaking amongst breath-taking natural scenery. Based in Hahei for some of the best paddling on the planet, Cathedral Cove Kayaks are the only operators to land daily at Cathedral Cove. Explore amazing volcanic islands, paddle through sea caves in the Marine Reserve and enjoy cappuccinos on the beach at our famous Cathedral Cove Beachfront Cafe. Includes: Professional qualified guide, full instruction, all safety gear and refreshments. No experience necessary. Duration: 3-3.5hrs. Tours depart daily 8.45am & 1.15pm. Trips depart Hahei Beach (35mins drive south of Whitianga) or catch the Whitianga ferry (pick up from Ferry is an addtional NZ$10pp).

£55 Adult £34 Child (under 14 yrs)

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

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

£83 p.p.

3 Day Touch of Coromandel : Ex Auckland, Rotorua or Tauranga Day 1 - Pickup from Auckland, Rotorua or Tauranga accommodation approx. 8.30 am by Aotearoa tour Driver/ Guide. Travel along the Seabird Coast to Miranda Shorebird Centre, home to many migratory birds. We continue on to Thames and along the picturesque coast road to Rapaura Water Gardens, a wonderful combination of waterfalls, ponds and gardens. In historic Coromandel town ride aboard the narrow gauge train at Driving Creek Rail and hear about the reforestation programme in place here. Walk the easy track to see the majestic 309 Rd Kauri. Continue on to Whitianga and stay the next two nights at Aotearoa Lodge. A quiet rural location, close to beach and town. Day 2 - Depart accommodation at 9.00 am for two half day tours. These tours are arranged according to when low tide is and may incorporate crossing on the Whitianga Ferry to Ferry Landing. The unique Hot Water Beach is best visited during low tide. First tour – Eastern Beaches Tour: (as described above) Second tour – Northern Beaches Tour: Travel past the Ke Te Ra Matiti Marae at Wharekaho visited by Cook and Banks in 1769. Hear the fascinating history of the early gold mining era around Kuaotunu. Walk along the pristine beach at Otama Beach Reserve and appreciate the wide expanse of the sheltered bay at Opito. Return along the magnificent coastline through Greys and Rings Beach to the developing holiday resort settlement of Matarangi. Day 3 - Free morning to enjoy own activity option at own expense - fishing, golf, horse riding, cycle hire, museum visit, shopping, bone carving, beach combing. Depart Whitianga around lunchtime for return to Auckland via Tairua. (Earlier departure if transferring to Rotorua or Tauranga). Return Auckland / Rotorua or Tauranga accommodation approx. 4.30pm.

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

£50 Adult £26 Child (3-15 yrs) £135 Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)

Includes: Personalised guiding & all coach touring. Pick up from & drop off Auckland, Rotorua, Tauranga, & Taupo. Ex Auckland

£532 p.p. Twin Share £758 Single

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Hamilton & Waitomo

Thames Pokeno

Paeroa Morrinsville Matamata

Ngaruawahia

Hamilton

Cambridge

Raglan

Otorohanga

Waitomo Caves

Tirau Tokoroa

Te Kuiti

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HORTICULTURE HEAVEN ABOVE GROUND AND SCULPTURED MASTERPIECE BELOW GROUND.

Mangakino

Taumarunui

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Hawera

Te Waihou River, Putaruru. Photo Credit: Hamilton & Waikato Tourism.

Lake Taupo

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The legendary left hand surf break at Manu Bay, Raglan. Hot Water springs at Ocean Beach, Kawhia and hot mineral pools at Te Aroha. 11km walkway along the banks of the Waikato River from the heart of Hamilton city. Otorohanga for its Kiwi House & Bird Park. It is also the ‘Kiwiana’ (national icons) capital of NZ. • Middle-Earth Movie Magic at Hobbiton.

Turangi

HamiltonOhakune to AucklandTongariro 126 kms, 1 hr 50 mins Park Hamilton to Waitomo National 75 kms, 1 hr Wanganui Waiouru 1 hr 35 mins Hamilton National to Rotorua 108 kms, Park Auckland to Waitomo 200 kms, 2 hrs 45 mins Taihape Waitomo to Rotorua 166 kms, 2 hrs 20 mins Hamilton to Wellington 532 kms 6 hrs 30 mins Waitomo to Wellington 455 kms, 5 hrs 45 mins

SPECIAL EVENTS: • 26 Jul 2015 – Karioi Classic • Sep 2015 – Gallagher Great Race • 14 – 17 Jun 2016 – New Zealand National Agricultural Field Days

TOP ATTRACTIONS: • Waitomo’s awesome limestone caves and millions of glowworms.

Waitomo

Waitomo Top 10 Holiday Park

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Hamilton

Sudima Hotel Hamilton

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

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Superior Room Studio Room

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Novotel Hamilton Tainui

59 Main North Road. Located in Otorohanga, closest town to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves (15km) and home of the Kiwi House & Native Bird Park. Comfortable self contained accommodation with queen beds and Sky TV. Spacious grounds include spa, swimming pool, playground and trampoline. Off street parking. Close to local restaurants and supermarket.

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

Oct 15- Mar 17

Hobbit Motel Train Unit Aeroplane from Waitanic Ship from

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Boundary Court Motor Inn

1177 Waitomo Valley Road, Winner of the Paris Wold Hospitality Innovation award & in the Top Ten of most unique motels in the world. Closest motel to the Waitomo Caves with beautifully finished selfcontained Train, Plane, Ship & Hobbit motel units. Free Glow Worm walk nearly by & free children’s pass to the Kiwi House.

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

Hotel

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

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

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Waitomo

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

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

Tumu Tumu TOObing - This ripper of a trip combines

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

£69 p.p. Haggas Honking Holes - Likened to Indiana

Haggas Honking

£27 Adult £12 Child (4-14 yrs) Aranui Cave

– Perfect for those wishing to see the very best of Waitomo’s limestone formations. Guided tours take you along safe boardwalks into tall narrow chambers. The stunning shade of pink, white & pale brown stalactites are truly spectacular. Tours depart daily at 9:30am, 11am, 1pm, 2.30pm & 4pm (bookings are essential). Tour is approximately 1 hour in duration. Includes additional 15 minute guided bush walk.

£27 Adult £12 Child Ruakuri Caves – A 2 hr spiritual cave experience where modern

technology meets Mother Nature! Learn about the Maori myth & legends, view amazing limestone formations and glowworms. Tours depart 9am, 10am, 11am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm. Ruakuri Ruakuri & Waitomo Cave Combo

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

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

£39 Adult £15 Child £44 Adult £17 Child

£100 p.p. £230 p.p.

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

Hamilton Gardens & Waikato River Explorer

£131 p.p. Lost World Epic - 7 hours, starting with an abseil

Guided tour of Hamilton Gardens - Explore themed gardens with our guides who will share the ‘inside story’ of how the Gardens was transformed from a rubbish dump into an internationally significant garden. Around every corner there is something different. Duration: 1 hour. Departs: Daily at 11am. No bookings required (enquire about public holidays).

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

After your journey enjoy a gourmet picnic within the Gardens with a seasonal lunch, picnic basket and blanket: perhaps in the Renaissance Gallery beside the Italian Renaissance Garden, or transport yourself to India in the Indian Char Bagh Garden overlooking the Waikato River. Three hours’ notice required.

£10 p.p (Children under 5 years are FREE) £19 p.p (Min. 2 people) On-the-go picnic bag £12 p.p (Min. 2 people)

£187 p.p.

Guided tour of Enclosed Gardens

Gourmet picnic basket

St Benedicts Cavern - You can now enjoy the prettiest known cave in New Zealand. 3 hrs of dry abseiling & exploring, above & below ground in NZ’s “best dressed” cave. Includes Flying Fox (zipline) through the stalactites! As featured in Billy Connolly’s World Tour of N.Z. Departs: Summer (Oct – Apr) 10.00am & 3.00pm daily (except Xmas & New Year’s days) Winter (May – Sept) 10.00am & 2.30pm daily. Rambo rating 6/10. Min. age 12 years. £69 p.p.

Scenic Waikato River Cruise - Enjoy a relaxing scenic boat cruise and spectacular views of the river and Hamilton city each week. Our vessel is fully protected from the weather, we have a fully licensed bar on board and there is cafe style food available for purchase during the cruise. We even have colouring in stuff for the kids! All cruises depart the Hamilton Gardens River Jetty and feature our very popular commentary. Duration: 1hr 40 mins. Departs: at 12:30pm Wednesday - Sunday. Prebook to access these exclusive ANZCRO rates

Cruise Waikato River, Guided Garden Tour & Lunch Combo (2hrs)

£15 Adult £8 Child (5-14yrs) £22 Adult £12 Child (5-14yrs)

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PLENTY OF ACTION, PLENTY TO SEE & PLENTY TO DO! Main Beach, Mount Maunganui. Photo Credit: Tourism Bay of Plenty

FACT FILE DRIVING DISTANCES: Tauranga to Auckland 205 kms, 2 hrs 55 mins Tauranga to Whakatane 96 kms, 1 hr 30 mins Gisborne to Opotiki via East Cape Coastal road (SH35) 334 kms, 6 hrs Gisborne to Opotiki direct via SH2 145 kms

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS: • 100 kms of white sand & surf beaches. The favourites being Ohope Beach, Papamona Beach & the 2 beaches at Mount Maunganui – one ocean side, the other sheltered on the harbour side. • White Island, NZ’s only active marine volcano located 48 kms off the coast of Whakatane. • Superb Tuna & Marlin fishing and diving. • Stroll the 2.9 km walk around the base of Mount Maunganui. • NZ’s iconic fruit, the Kiwifruit are harvested for 6 weeks from early May.

Paeroa

Waihi

Morrinsville

Waihi Beach

Matamata

• Superb Te Kaha Beach and its beautifully carved Maori meeting house, 70 kms northeast of Opotiki. • Whanarua Bay is one of Eastland’s prettiest bays. • The massive 600 year old Pohutukawa tree at Te Araroa. • Amazing coastal views from the Te Araroa lighthouse (700 steps). • Tolaga Bay wharf at 660 metres is the longest pier in NZ. • Eastwoodhill Arboretum, NZ’s largest & finest collection of exotic trees. • Morere Hot Springs, 60 kms south of Gisborne. • The wilderness areas of Te Urewera National Park (NZ’s 3rd largest park).

Tauranga

Ambassador Motor Inn

2 Bedroom (1-4)

3 Bedroom Unit (1-2)

Self Cont.

Oct 15 - Sep 16

Oct 16 - Mar 17

£83 £93 £83

£97 £116 £104

BK’s Palm Court

Tauranga

Self Contained

Studio (1-2) 1 Bedroom Extra Person

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Oct 16 - Mar 17

£82 £94 £11

£84 £98 £13

Oct 15 - Sep 16

Oct 16 - Mar 17

£81 £94 £112

£84 £98 £117

Trinity Wharf Tauranga

Hotel

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

Per Room From

Oct 15 Mar 16

Apr Sep 16

Oct 16 Mar 17

Superior Room

£114 £134 £153 £235

£97 £118 £139 £227

£118 £139 £159 £247

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

Mount Maunganui

Oceanside Resort & Twin Towers

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

Per Room From

Self Cont.

9, 15th Avenue, 5 mins drive to CBD & restaurants, 10 mins to surf beaches, golf courses & airport. All units include kitchen facilities, Sky TV and queen or king size beds, some with spa baths. Outdoor heated pool, free wireless internet. Breakfast service available. Off street parking in front of each unit.

1 Bedroom (1-3)

2 Bedroom Spa Unit (1-2)

Gisborne

Waikaremoana

15 The Strand East. Quality accomm. located opposite the scenic Whakatane wharf. Easy walk to town centre, restaurants, bush walks & departure point for PeeJays White Island Tours (see pg 43). Onsite café offering superb breakfasts/coffee. 22 studios, 2 family apartments & 2 one-bedroom B&B Villas. Wifi access, air-con., guest laundry, off-street parking & BBQ area.

Gisborne

Tolaga Bay

Lake Taupo

• 06 – 11 Sep 2015 – AIMS games • 29 – 31 Dec 2015 – Rhythm & Vines

Per Room From

Ruatoria

Te Urewera National Park

Taupo

Per Room From

Deluxe Unit

Forest Park

Tokomaru Bay

Studio

White Island Rendezvous

Hicks Bay

Murapara

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Whakatane

Opotiki

Rotorua

Waitomo Caves

Taumarunui

GISBORNE & EASTLAND TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

White Island

Tauranga Te Araroa Mt Maunganui Te Puke Whakatane Raukumara

Hamilton Otorohanga

Bay of Plenty

Self Cont.

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

Per Room From

Oct 15 Mar 16

Apr Sep 16

Oct 16 Mar 17

Resort Studio

£116 £138 £231 £26

£97 £123 £186 £26

£116 £138 £231 £26

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

Extra Person

Studio & 1 bedroom based on 2 people, 2 bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may not be available during special events.


Bay of Plenty

Matamata - Hobbiton Movie Set Tours The Hobbiton Movie Set Tour is a visitor experience based at the original location where Hobbiton was created for the filming of “The Lord of the Rings” & “the Hobbit” films. It offers an interesting and entertaining experience incorporating the famous film set and a special insight into rural life. Your tour starts with a drive through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges.

Whakatane - PeeJays White Island Tours

Your guide will escort you through the ten acre site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton Movie Set was created. Hobbit holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill and other structures can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth. Specially brewed beverages are available at The Green Dragon Inn as you complete your tour. After your tour of the film set your host will then return you to The Shires Rest Cafe with the opportunity to visit The Shire Store.

White Island Tour

- Explore New Zealand’s LIVE marine volcano! The professional crew at White Island Tours will take you on a fully guided walking tour (approx. 1.5-2hrs) around the inner crater of White Island. Hard hats and gas masks provided. Sights include the majestic main crater, hissing vents, bubbling mud pots and exploring the remains of an abandoned sulphur mining factory. The complete round trip is 5-6 hrs and includes an 80 minute sea journey each way on a purpose-built launch. Spending time with any marine life spotted along the way is an added bonus!

Tours to the Hobbiton Movie Set operate daily from The Shires Rest Café, Matamata i-SITE and Rotorua. From: The Shires Rest Cafe. Departs: Tours depart every 30 minutes from 9.30am to 3.00pm. Additional tours in Winter and Summer. Duration: 2 hours approx. From: Matamata I-Site. Departs: Every 45mins from 9.30am - 2.45pm. Additional tours in Winter and Summer. Duration: 2.5 hours approx.

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

From: Rotorua. Departs: Daily at 8.30am & 1.30pm. Includes: Return transports, Hobbiton Movie Set tour, stop at The Shires Rest & the The Shire Store. In addition to visits to the set, Hobbiton Move Set & Farm Tours offer a number of packages incorporating the special rural qualities of the area as well as farm stay accommodation at selected farms.

£103 Adult £68 Child (8-15 yrs)

£39 Adult £20 Youth (10-14 yrs) £6 Child (5-9 yrs) FREE Infant (0-4 yrs) £57 Adult £38 Youth (10-14 yrs) £24 Child (5-9 yrs) FREE Infant (0-4 yrs)

Ex Matamata Ex Rotorua

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

£147 Adult £69 Child (5-15 yrs) £387 Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)

Moutohora: Island Sanctuary Take a short boat ride to visit one of NZ’s most restricted wildlife sanctuaries. Moutohora (also known as Whale Island) is home to a number of endangered bird species such as the Saddleback, Kakariki (NZ parakeet), and the Little Brown Kiwi. It is also home to NZ’s living dinosaur, the Tuatara. Visitors to the island will learn about the island’s Maori and European history. Along with spectacular views and beautiful bush life, visitors can dig their own personal spa on the island’s secluded hot water beach. Departs: From Whakatane Wharf at 10am and returns at approx 1.30pm. Check-in is required 30 minutes prior to departure to allow for bio-security checks. Duration: 4hrs approx. Min age 4 years.

£50 Adult £31 Child

Only operates May-Nov

Waimarino Tours Kayak & Glowworms ex Tauranga - At dusk let your

guide lead you onto calm Lake McLaren for a gentle paddle into the night and discover the magic of the enchanting glowworm canyon. Includes transfer from Waimarino (10mins drive from Tauranga), double sea kayaks, buoyancy aids & jackets, light snack & drinks. Departs: Times vary depending on what month tour is. Duration: 3.5 hours including approximately 1.5 - 2 hours paddling. Moderate fitness required. Accommodation transfers available at additional cost. Tr GWTR Glowworm Tour

£63 p.p.

Guided Footprints Gold, Dine, Wine and Art Tour ex Tauranga - From the edge of Tauranga Moana (ocean), to the

dramatic Karangaheke Gorge, explore the dark miners’ tunnels and negotiate swing bridges crossing the Ohinemuri River. Trek the gold miners’ trail and listen to the tales of the largest industrial town in the early 20th Century. Relax at a boutique Winery for wine tasting followed by lunch and a visit to a working open mine at Waihi. Duration: 6-7 hrs. Lunch & transport included. Wine tasting is an optional extra. Departs Tauranga daily at 9am.

£99 Adult £79 Child

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THE VOLCANIC LAKE DISTRICT OF THE NORTH ISLAND Ohinemutu. Photo Credit: Rotorua.co.nz

FACT FILE DRIVING DISTANCES:

Queen Elizabeth Hospital 4 7

Arawa Park Racecourse

VICTORIA ST

AMOHAU STREET

1

3

2

Rotorua

UP OR D

5

30 A

Railway Station Fairy 5 OLD TAUPO

UPO RD OLD TA

30 A

HILLCREST

Springs

1

Rotorua

Rotorua

Union Victoria Motel

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

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

4

Rotorua

Superior Room Family Room (1-4)

Oct 15 Mar 16

Apr Sep 16

Oct 16 Mar 17

£65 £72 £91

£59 £66 £75

£75 £81 £97

Princes Gate Hotel

Hosted

3

Rotorua

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

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Oct 16 - Mar 17

£84 £104 £134 £134

£91 £107 £143 £139

Oct 15 Apr 16

May Sep 16

Oct 16 Mar 17

£70 £83 £99 £11

£62 £75 £99 £11

£72 £86 £105 £13

Rydges Rotorua

Hotel

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

BONUS: FREE Wifi & Children under 12yrs stay FREE

5

Rotorua

Per Room From

Oct 15 Mar 16

Apr Sep 16

Oct 16 Mar 17

Superior Room

£90 £100 £16

£79 £86 £23

£97 £108 £23

Deluxe Spa Extra Person

Tuscany Villas Rotorua

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

Per Room From

Self Cont.

Cnr Union & Victoria St., easy walk to city centre and restaurants. 5 mins drive to geothermal areas, race course and golf course. Featuring 20 units all with kitchen facilities. On site Games Room, swimming pool, spa pool and geothermal pool. Car wash available. Breakfast service available.

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

Per Room From

30

OLD TA

Studio

Hotel

Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve

Arikikapakapa Golf Course

Per Room From

Sudima Lake Rotorua

8

Glenholme

SPECIAL EVENTS: 10 Oct 2015 – Ekiden Race 09 Jan 2016 – Okere Falls Festival Feb 2016 – Rotorua Bike Festival 30 Apr 2016 - Rotorua Marathon 10 – 13 May 2016 - TRENZ

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5

9

RD MO HE

Rotorua Hospital

D

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2

10

FENTON STREET

RANOLF ST

30

TE N

30 A

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• Geysers and mud pools: raw geothermal energy spouting steaming water tens of metres skywards while mud pools gurgle incessantly. In particular, Pohutu Geyser at Te Puia erupts up to 20 times a day, while Lady Knox Geyser at Wai-o-Tapu erupts at 10.15am daily. • Whakarewarewa (Redwood) Forest: 3 minutes from the city centre and free to access. Hundreds of kilometres of walking, mountain biking and horseriding networks in the shade of towering Californian Redwoods and other species. • Waterways: 16 stunning lakes & several rivers & streams offer every type of water activity, including jet boating, rafting, kayaking & trout fishing (seasonal restrictions). • Thermal beaches: where you can enjoy a warm soak and even cook any fish you have caught in the hot sands. • Mokoia Island: the sacred island of the Te Arawa people in the heart of Lake Rotorua is steeped in cultural history & a sanctuary for endangered wildlife & rare birds. It is also the setting for the famous love story of Hinemoa & Tutanekai. • Mt Tarawera: a dominant feature on the horizon, this dormant volcano can be viewed up close and personal by helicopter

To Airport

AVENUE

GA

Lake Rotorua

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

• • • • •

SA LA

30

Rugby Park

Wildlife Sanctuary Gout Gardens

SALA STREET FROUDE ST

Rotorua to Auckland 235 kms, 3 hrs 20 mins Rotorua to Paihia 454 kms, 7 hrs 45 mins Hamilton to Rotorua 108 kms, 1 hr 30 mins Rotorua to Waitomo 156 kms, 2 hrs 15 mins Rotorua to Napier 225 kms, 3 hrs 40 mins Rotorua to Taupo 82 kms, 1 hr 15 mins Rotorua to Wellington 450 kms, 6 hrs 30 mins

Self Cont.

280 Fenton St, adjacent to Arawa park Racecourse, a short drive to thermal areas and Rotorua attractions. Restaurants and shops are within walking distance. Spa pools or spa baths, kitchenettes, SKY digital, DVD players, Wifi internet, and ceiling fans are among standard features in each of our non-smoking suites.

Per Room From

Oct 15 Mar 16

Apr Sep 16

Oct 16 Mar 17

Exec Studio

£97 £110 £123 £163

£82 £87 £97 £136

£98 £111 £124 £164

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

Studio & 1 bedroom based on 2 people, 2 bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may not be available during special events.


Rotorua

Photo Credit: Tamaki Maori Village 6

Rotorua

Regal Palms - 5 Star City Resort

Self Cont.

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Rotorua

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

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

Per Room From

£117 £145 £174 £199

1 Bedroom (1-4)

8

Rotorua

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

Distinction Hotel Rotorua

*Children under 16 years FREE, incl. bkfst.

Hotel

9

Rotorua

Per Room From

Oct 15 Mar 16

Apr Sep 16

Oct 16 Mar 17

Superior Room

£109 £128 £34

£83 £103 -

£115 £136 -

Lakeview Room Hangi & Concert

Holiday Inn Rotorua

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

Per Room From

Oct 15 Mar 16

Apr Sep 16

Oct 16 Mar 17

Superior Room

£88 £97 £130 £33

£75 £81 £107 £33

£91 £101 £134 £35

Deluxe Room BONUS: FREE unlimited Wifi

10

Rotorua

Suite Maori Concert & Dinner

Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Hotel

Per Room From

Oct 15 Mar 16

Apr Sep 16

Oct 16 Mar 17

Double/Twin

£107 £120 £139 £44

£88 £103 £140 £45

£112 £134 £164 £45

Lakeview Club Rm, (incl bkfst) Hangi & Concert

Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort

Hotel

Per Room From Standard Superior Room Extra person

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Rotorua

Per Room From

Apr Sep 16

Oct 16 Mar 17

Deluxe Studio

£124 £197

£109 £176

£124 £197

1 Bed Superior Suite

Studio & 1 bedroom based on 2 people, 2 bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may not be available during special events.

Oct 15 Mar 16

Apr Sep 16

Oct 16 Mar 17

£64 £71 £23

£64 £71 £23

£75 £84 £23

Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel & Spa

Hotel

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

Per Room From

Oct 15 Mar 16

Apr Sep 16

Oct 16 Mar 17

Studio

£120 £152 £207

£117 £143 £185

£143 £175 £227

Boutique Suite 2 Bdrm Exec. Suite

Rotorua

77 Robinson Avenue, Holdens Bay, beautifully landscaped lake edge resort hotel featuring luxurious accommodation, onsite multi award winning fine dining Mokoia Restaurant, cocktail bar & internationally acclaimed Wai Ora Spa offering unique NZ therapies, massage and mud treatments, as well as beauty therapies. Spa pools, saunas, steam room and gym facility. Free Wifi. International Airport close, Free transfers available. Oct 15 Mar 16

Hotel

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

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

Rotorua

Hotel

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

Oct 15 - Mar 17

Studio (1-2)

NOTE: Minimum night stay applies: 25 Dec 15 to 16 Jan 16 & all Public holidays

Superior Room Lakeview

Peppers On The Point

Luxury

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

BONUS: Tariff includes full breakfast.

Per Room From

Oct 15 Mar 16

Apr Sep 16

Oct 16 Mar 17

Suite (2) B.B.

£473 £570

£352 £449

£473 £570

Main Suite (2) B.B.

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast rates available on request.

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Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Rotorua’s Iconic ‘Must Do’ Combos

Created by the Tarawera Eruption of 10 June 1886, Waimangu Volcanic Valley is the world’s youngest geothermal system. Just 20 minutes south of Rotorua and 40 minutes north of Taupo, it’s an awe-inspiring place where people of all ages and physical abilities experience nature at its dramatic best. Open from 8.30am daily.

Rotorua Diamond Pass - An easy one-ticket pass, self drive or transport included. Includes entry to Rotorua’s 5 major must-do attractions: 1) The Agrodome – world famous Sheep Show & Woollen Mill. See page 49 for more detail. 2) Paradise Valley Springs & Wildlife Park OR Rainbow Springs. Discover trout, birdlife & wild animals in a superb setting of springs, pools, streams and native bush. 3) Polynesian Spa – NZ’s leading thermal bathing complex. Includes entry to the Priest Spa, Public Pool & Family Spa. See page 48 for more detail. 4) Skyline Gondola for panoramic views over Lake Rotorua and the city. Optional luge rides available direct. See below for more detail. 5) Te Puia Maori Arts & Crafts Institute & Thermal Reserve with its renown geothermal activity & Maori cultural performances. See page 48 for more detail.

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

lead into a vibrant landscape of amazing natural structures and geothermal activity set amongst beautiful native forest. The shortest walk is 40 minutes, the longest 2 hours. We recommend allowing 2 hours. Waimangu’s free shuttle bus will return you to the entrance. £19 Adult £4 Child (6-16 yrs)

Self Guided Walk & Rotomahana Boat Cruise

Follow your self-guided walk down to Lake Rotomahana where the “Ariki Moana” waits. During your cruise you’ll learn more of the area’s fascinating history and view geothermal activity around the lake’s edge that can be seen only from the water. The awesome volcanic landscape of this completely separate geothermal system contrasts sharply with calm waters and abundant bird life, and is the perfect addition to the Valley Walk. Includes Valley Walk and 45 minute Boat Cruise. Allow 3 hours. Walking Tour & Boat hours: Open 8.30am every day. Last admission for Walk + Boat Cruise is 2.00pm. Last admission for the walk only is 3.15pm. £41 Adult £7 Child (6-16 yrs)

£89 Adult £48 Child £130 Adult £67 Child

Without Transport R5DP With Coach Transport R5EGT

Legends of Rotorua Pass

1) Agrodome world famous Sheep Show & Woollen Mill 2) Rainbow Springs or Paradise Valley Springs 3) Te Puia Without Transport R3LR £62 Adult With Coach Transport + Cruise R3LRTL

£35 Child £132 Adult £64 Child

Rotorua Lake & Land Pass

1) Lakeland Queen cruise & buffet lunch 2) Rainbow Springs 3) Agrodome Show & Woollen Mill 4) Te Puia Without Transport R4LL With Transport (departs 9am) R4LLT

£92 Adult £44 Child £132 Adult £65 Child (Child 5-14 yrs)

Off Road NZ - Driven by Adventure! Located 20 minutes drive north of Rotorua, offering a professional and safe environment for guests to experience a range of self-drive, off-road experiences all based in NZ’s native bush.

4WD Bush Safari - The ultimate 4WD Adventure. Rugged and remote. The trail ahead disappears into thick native NZ forest. Prepare for a journey into the unknown. Buckle in behind the wheel of one of our 4WDs. Your professional guide, up ahead, gives you instructions while your heart is racing with anticipation. The terrain is like nothing you’ve encountered before and the challenges come thick and fast. Duration is 45 minutes to 1 hour (licenced drivers).

£51 Adult £8 Child

Monster 4X4 Thrill Ride - Your helmet and protective gear are on. Your driver has strapped you in securely. With a roar and utilising its massive suspension, the monster accelerates into the bush and tears up a steep track. The 4X4’s unique 4 wheel steering mechanism helps to power through NZ Native Bush, up and down near-vertical slopes tackling the ‘Widow Maker’ and the ‘Loggers Long Drop’. Every part of your body will be holding on tight. Takes 4 Passengers (minimum height 1.2m). Duration 10 minutes. £26Adult £16 Child

Raceline Karting - the newest addition to Off Road NZ’s already

existing adventures! Test your courage and driving ability like never before when you race NZ’s newest and longest KartSport circuit. Feel the anticipation as you suit up, pull on a helmet and prepare to race one of our state-of-the-art, 4-stroke 390cc Sodi karts. Experience the sensation of ground rush as your kart reaches up to 100km/hour on the 150-metre straight! Duration 10 minutes. (Minimum 14 yrs & minimum height 1.4 metres).

£36 p.p.

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Skyline Rotorua Perfect for the entire family, the 900 metre gondola cableway is set high on the side of Mt Ngongotaha with 180 degree views of the city, Lake Rotorua & surrounding hinterlands. Summit facilities include a Market Kitchen for casual dining plus the Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar. ANZCRO highly recommended dinner option. The extremely popular Luge is a fun-filled gravity ride aboard a 3 wheel cart with 3 sealed tracks to choose from. The unique braking design means the driver is always in control. Once is never enough! Open from 9am until 6pm during winter & 9am until 8pm during summer for luge rides. Evening dining from 5.30pm until late. BONUS: Free gondola ride the next day for guests who dined the previous evening giving them the chance to see the magnificent views by day & night. Gondola only Gondola & 3 luge rides Gondola & 6 rides to share with the family Gondola & Buffet Lunch Gondola, Lunch & 2 luge rides p.p. Gondola & Buffet Dinner

£15 Adult £8 Child £25 Adult £20 Child £52 Family £30 Adult £16 Child £103 Family £40 Adult £26 Child £40 Adult £21 Child £139 Family

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

£51 Adult £31 Child

(Family = 2 Adults & up to 3 children)

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River Rats Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking Kaituna - Grade 5 - The ultimate with the legendary 7 metre waterfall! Reputed to be the highest commercially BONUS: All ANZCRO Clients receive a FREE Mud Pack or Manuka tea & Kawa Kawa muffin when purchasing any combo

Hells Gate Geothermal Park & Mud Spa Hells Gate is Rotorua’s most active geothermal field. It has the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere and the only mud volcano in New Zealand. Coupled with boiling mud pools, steaming fumaroles and a Sulphur lake this is a great place to explore Rotorua’s unique geothermal landscape. Complimentary self-guide map available or join one of the daily guided tours at 9.30am or 1.30pm. Allow 45 mins – 1 hour for the walk.

Geothermal Walk

$19 Adult $10 Child (5-14 yrs)

rafted waterfall in the world. Adrenaline pumping fast & furious. 45 mins on the water, allow 3 hours in total including transfers. This is the one to brag about - not for the faint hearted!! Summer trips 9am, 12.30pm & 3.30pm. Winter 10am & 2pm. Min. age 13 years. £55 p.p.

Rangitaiki - Grade 3-4 - Fun, scenic and exhilarating with major torrents of whitewater and spectacular scenery. 2 hours on the water. Allow 5.5 hours for the total experience including central Rotorua accommodation transfers. Departs Rotorua 10.30am. Includes lunch. Minimum age 10 years.

£72 p.p.

Scenic Rafting - Grade 2 - Enjoy awesome scenery, cascading waterfalls & beautiful forest views on a

gentle rafting trip on the Lower Rangitaiki River. The rapids never go over grade 2, making this ideal for families or the less adventurous (children 5 years & over). Spend approx. 90 minutes on the water. Allow 5.5 hours for the total experience, including central Rotorua accomm. transfers, lunch is included. Departs Rotorua 10.30am.

£72 Adult £52 Child

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

Sulphur Lake, this 20 minute traditional mud bath gently exfoliates the skin and removes excess oil, leaving it clean and silky soft to touch. Finishing with a relaxing sulphur spa over looking the active geothermal reserve – for as long as you like. This is a unique experience available only at Hells Gate - the only genuine Geothermal Mud Bathing experience available in New Zealand. Geothermal Walk, Hells Gate Mud Bath & Spa

$47 Adult $24 Child

Ultimud Package - includes Geothermal Reserve Walk, Mud Bath & a soak in the Sulphur Spa, One hour

full body Miri Miri massage, based on the traditional massage techniques of the Maori to enhance the warriors abilities, followed by a cleansing Manuka tea (served in private lounge), Towel & Robe provided. Allow 3.5 hours.

$125 Adult $96 Child Qualmark approved Visitor Activity and Qualmark Enviro Award Silver

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Hot Pools Kayaking - Grab your swimsuit & towel & join us for a guided Kayak trip to the spectacular

Manupirua Springs Hot Pools. Paddle across scenic Lake Rotoiti to this amazing spot only accessible by boat. Situated right on the lake edge there are a range of hot pools of varying temperatures all fed from a natural hot spring. Duration: 2hrs kayaking however allow 5hrs in total including transfers. Departs on demand, min, 2 people.

£62 p.p. Evening Kayak Trip - Join us for a guided Kayak trip to the spectacular Manupirua Springs Hot Pools. Paddle across scenic Lake Rotoiti to this amazing spot only accessible by boat. Situated right on the lake edge there are a range of hot pools of varying temperatures all fed from a natural hot spring. Have a leisurely soak while your guide cooks an appetising Kiwi BBQ dinner. After dinner enjoy a sunset paddle across the lake and a visit to the glow worm caves. Paddling time is usually around 1 hour each way. Departs 3.30pm daily (Nov-April). Includes: Dinner, full training & all required specialist equipment, comp. transfers from central Rotorua. £77 p.p.

Qualmark Endorsed - currently the only raft company in NZ with Qualmark Enviro Gold

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

£57 Adult £27 Child (10-15 yrs) £11 Child (5-9 yrs)

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Nature Connections Half Day - Geothermal Wonderland Tour

On an unforgettable awe – inspiring half day journey through New Zealand’s most spectacular, colourful and diverse volcanic region experience Rotorua’s amazing geothermal activity and the stunning volcanic landscapes of Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland and Waimangu Volcanic Valley on our highly – acclaimed ‘ must do ‘ morning Geothermal Wonderland Tour. Witness the spectacular and violent eruptions of NZ’s largest boiling mud lake, Lady Knox Geyser erupting daily at 10.15am to heights of 20 metres, colourful volcanic craters, sizzling hot pools, bubbling hot springs, hissing fumeroles, vividly coloured silica terraces, steaming cliffs, hot crater lakes, hot streams, unique thermally adapted plants, lush rainforest and native birdlife. Departs: 8am, returns 12.45pm. Includes: Accommodation pick up/drop offs. NC 10 £73 Adult £37 Child (5-15 yrs)

Full Day - Geothermal Wonderland & Boat Cruise

Start as above with our highly – acclaimed ‘ must do ‘ morning Geothermal Wonderland Tour. Continue with an afternoon boat cruise aboard the Ariki Moana launch on scenic Lake Rotomahana, learn more of the fascinating history of this area from your captain, whilst enjoying lunch and the spectacular vistas of volcanic scenery surrounding the crater lake. Departs: 8.00am, returns 3.00pm. Includes: Lunch, Boat cruise & Accommodation pick up/drop offs. NC 11 £143 Adult £72 Child (5-15 yrs)

Full Day - Adventure Tour

Starts as above with our high - acclaimed ‘ must do ‘ morning Geothermal Wonderland Tour , after lunch visit the beautifully landscaped Government Gardens, unique Sulphur Bay, scenic Blue and Green Lakes, stunning panoramas of Lake Tarawera and the Mount Tarawera Volcano. At the historical Buried Village witness the destruction created by Mount Tarawera’s 1886 eruption, a walk amidst lush rainforest to picturesque waterfalls and in a magnificent Redwood Forest. Departs: 8am, returns 4pm. Includes: Lunch & Accommodation pick up/drop offs. NC 12

£119 Adult £60 Child (5-15 yrs)

- On arrival at Ohinemutu Village guests will be greeted by a local Maori host. Learn about protocol, history & legends. Visit Te Papaiouru Marae where you can admire the majestic Tamatekapua Meeting House and visit St Faiths Church, following this experience we will welcome you at Mitai Maori Village.

£68 Adult £36 Child (10-15 yrs) £21 Child (5-9 yrs) Beauty by Night & Mitai Cultural Experience Combo - After a memorable insight and evening at Mitai Maori Village we will escort you on a short guided bush walk through native bush to Rainbow Springs where you can hear and view the nocturnal creatures, including entrance into the Kiwi enclosure to see our Kiwi up close. £72 Adult £39 Child (10-15 yrs) £21 Child (5-9 yrs) * Return transfers from all local accommodation is provided complimentary.

Rotorua Canopy Tours New Zealand’s ONLY native forest zipline canopy tour, this is the ultimate eco-tourism adventure! Embark on a magical three hour journey through virgin native forest as you traverse our network of ziplines, walking trails, swingbridges and tree top platforms at heights of up to 22 metres above the forest floor! An unforgettable encounter with nature, this guided eco tour will leave you inspired by the beauty of the ancient native forest & the conservation dream driving it all. Complimentary pick up & drop off available & free photos are included in the tour price. No experience required, fun & educational for all ages 6 & up.

£72 Adult £50 Child (15 yrs & under)

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Polynesian Spa Located downtown on the edge of Lake Rotorua, Polynesian Spa is New Zealand’s leading internationally acclaimed spa offering a unique thermal spa experience. 27 hot mineral pools are offered in a choice of four areas: adult, private, family or deluxe Lake Spa. The Lake Spa Retreat offers an enticing array of spa therapies in a relaxation haven (pre-bookings essential). A spa, gift shop & a café are also present. Open daily 8am - 11pm. Therapies are available daily 10am 7pm, enquire for the full menu of therapy options. Bathing suits, towels & lockers available for hire. (Child 5-14 yrs) Family pools entry Adult pools entry Private pools entry from Deluxe Lake Spa entry (incl towel & lockers)

£8 Adult £4 Child £14 Adult £10 Adult £4 Child £24 Adult £9 Child

Te Puia - Day Pass + Haka - Te Puia is New Zealand’s premier Maori visitor experience. A geothermal

valley of gushing waters, steaming vents, boiling mud pools and home to the world famous Pohutu geyser. Our Maori tradition lives on at Te Whakarewarewa, through our guided tours and concerts, our unique Maori culture, and our renowned National Carving and Weaving Schools. Tour runs hourly 9am-5pm (winter: 9am-4pm). Experience a personal encounter with our people, culture and place. The Daytime Combo tour includes a 45 minute cultural performance (10.15am, 12.15pm & 3.15pm daily). Experience our warmth and hospitality (Manaakitanga) and the best of Maori performing arts. Opening hours: Summer (Oct-Mar) 8am – 6pm Winter 8am – 5pm. Admission & Daytime performance

£27 Adult £22 Child (5-15 yrs)

Te Puia – Steambox - Steambox utilises a natural steam vent to literally give guests a taste of our culture.

Rotorua Thermal Mud Polish & Aix Spa Massage Combo Popularly referred to as our “mud massage”, we exfoliate your body with our mud polish to remove dry skin. We rinse off the polish under a warm shower followed by a massage using organic coconut oil while the water is running, leaving your skin feeling soft and hydrated and your body relaxed.

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. £53 Adult £41 Child (5-15 yrs)

£88 Adult

Te Po – Indigenous Evening Experience + Day Pass - Te Po combo is Te Puia’s evening

Rotorua Mud Body Wrap (available in a dual room) Indulge in this wonderful spa therapy that combines a full body exfoliation with Polynesian Spa’s purifying mud polish followed by a full body wrap using our Rotorua thermal mud mask. Enjoy a dreamy scalp massage whilst lying enveloped in thermal mud. After showering off the mud mask, complete this service with a full body application of moisturiser. You can tailor this service with one of our other exfoliating scrubs. Choose from Manuka honey walnut polish, Coconut or mango sugar rub. £88 Adult All spa therapy services are subject to availability & prices are subject to change.

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

£77 Adult £44 Child (5-15 yrs)

Volcanic Air Mt Tarawera Volcano/Waimangu Geothermal Valley

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

Fly to the site of the largest eruption in New Zealand’s living memory. From Mt. Tarawera to the Waimangu Thermal Valley view the eruption trail & surrounding Lakes district with the thrill of taking off & landing in a Floatplane. Tour 3A (allow 30mins)

Departing the Lakefront pier fly to dormant Volcano of Mt. Tarawera to land on and experience the view of spectacular craters and domes formed by the 1886 eruption. Tour 3C (allow 40mins)

£199 Adult £150 Child

White Island – NZ’s most Active Volcano

Walk to the edge of an active crater lake, over hot streams, past steaming volcanic vents and colourful sulphur formations before viewing the ruins of this privately owned volcano’s long abandoned mining ruins. A ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ & ANZCRO highly recommended. Tour 4B (allow 3hrs)

£50 Adult £30 Child (5-15 yrs) £10 Infant

Agroventures Adventure Park

£112 Adult £84 Child

Mt. Tarawera - Volcanic Landing & Guided Tour

£432 Adult £324 Child

Child (2-11 yrs) All tours require min. 2 adults.

An array of unique NZ adventure activities all in one easily accessible location.

Agrojet - Get strapped into a professional sprint race boat and hang on while your professional driver takes you on three hot laps of our 1km sprint course, reaching speeds of up to 100kmph and you don’t get wet! Full safety harnesses and equipment provided.

Swoop - Snuggle into a specially designed hang glider The Shweeb harness & be hoisted 40m high. One, two or three people can go at any one time; nominate one person to pull the ripcord & as you release you dive towards the earth at 130kmph, before arching into a giant swing.

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

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

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

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

£26 p.p

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Freefall Xtreme - Freefall Xtreme is the only place

in the Southern Hemisphere where you can try the art of body flying – be suspended on a wind column & let our team take you on the flight of your life. Family Starter Pack: Choose any Six Rides from Agrojet, Freefall Xtreme, Swoop or Shweeb. (Bungy can be included and is the equivalent of 4). 6 Rides £83 per family (8 & 10 rides packs are also available)


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

Discover Rotorua City & Lakes (90mins) - Join us on this fascinating journey of discovery that begins in town where Rotorua’s rich history unfolds before you as we tour local landmarks and share stories and legends of the past. Highlights include Lake Rotorua, Mokoia Island, Geothermal Sulphur Point, Government Gardens, The Museum & Blue Baths. The adventure continues as we venture on to Lakes Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Okareka where the Duck’s elevation affords magnificent views of Mt Tarawera. Departs daily. Summer 11am; 1pm & 3.30pm. Winter 11am & 2.15pm. £36 Adult £20 Child (3-16 yrs) £81 Family (2 adults & 2 children)

Waimarino Tours Kayak Glowworms & Hot Pools ex Rotorua Along with your knowledgeable guide, enjoy a scenic sea-kayak tour past the cascading native bush, whilst exploring the lakes’ edge with its abundant birdlife before parting the bush to enter the glowworm cave. Relax in the natural thermal hot pools as you reflect on the experience. Includes Kayaks, paddles, dry bag, buoyancy aid, spray skirt, spray jacket, snack and bottle of water. Average fitness required. Departs: 8.15am & returns 12.30pm all year round, afternoon departure on request. Duration: 4 hrs, including approx. 2 hrs of paddling. Tr SLRKT

Tarawera & Lakes Tour (120mins) - Meet your legendary conDUCKtor as we head out to Lake Okareka with its amazing million dollar homes and abundance of bird life. Next we journey out past the Sacred Green Lake to see the magnificent volcanic domes of Mount Tarawera. Your second plunge will be into Lake Tarawera where you will hear the stories of the devastation of that fateful day of the eruption in 1886. Our 3rd splash down is into the beautiful Blue Lake before returning to town. Departs daily. Summer at 3.30pm. Winter at 2.15pm

£59 p.p

£44 Adult £24 Child (3-16 yrs) £101 Family (2 adults & 2 children)

Lakeland Queen Take the opportunity to enjoy a unique scenic dining cruise on the Lakeland Queen – the only cruise and dine experience operating on Lake Rotorua, a beautiful lake with its own unique geothermal features, natural wonders and unique landscapes. With two deck levels, outdoor viewing platforms, full bar service and informative commentary the Lakeland Queen offers a two in one experience to remember. Join us for a range of 1 hour cruise options including breakfast, lunch, coffee or dinner while on-board a relaxing scenic cruise that is uniquely Rotorua. Daily departures from the picturesque Rotorua Lakefront located just a few minutes’ walk from the CBD. ‘Kiwiana’ Breakfast Cruise - Departs 7am or 8am

Agrodome £22 Adult £11 Child (6-14yrs) £14 Adult £7 Child (6-14yrs) £27 Adult £14 Child (6-14yrs) £29 Adult £15 Child (6-14yrs)

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

Children 0-5yrs are free.

The World Famous Agrodome is a must see for any visitor to Rotorua and New Zealand. Home to the multi-award winning Agrodome show – an exciting and informative insight into New Zealand agriculture, featuring 19 breeds of sheep, sheep shearing, cow milking, lamb feeding and dog demonstrations (Three shows daily at 9.30am, 11am and 2.30pm). Join the Organic Farm Tour for a hands-on experience with a variety of farm animals, visit the Organic Orchard for honey & kiwifruit juice tasting (daily departures 10.40am, 12.10pm, 1.30pm and 3.40pm). Visit the Woollen Mill, Shearing Museum and Dog and Whistle souvenir store to complete your Agrodome experience. Sheep Show £15 Adult £8 Child Sheep Show & Organic Farm Tour combo

£26 Adult £13 Child Child (5-14 yrs)

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

ZORBIT - Dry & straight track only (min. age 10 years & up, min. height 1.6m tall & under 100 kg) £24 p.p. ZYDRO - Wet & straight OR zig zag track (min. age 6 years up - Under 130kg solo, or under 250kg multi) £24 p.p. ZORB Experience - combination of any three rides (individual ride restrictions apply)

£47 p.p.

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

£20 Adult £11 Child (5-12 yrs) £25 Adult £15 Child (5-15 yrs)

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

£32 Adult £16 Child

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FACT FILE DRIVING DISTANCES:

• Craters of the Moon, geothermal area just north of town. • The mighty Huka falls, NZ’s most visited attraction, 5 kms north of town. • The Aratiatia rapids, a controlled water release from the hydroelectric dam, approx. 10am, noon, 2pm & 4pm daily. • Wairakei geothermal area (visit their excellent Visitor Information Centre, 8 kms north of town). • Be sure to stop at the marina in town to witness the sheer volume of crystal-clear water flowing from the lake.

Taupo to Auckland 280 kms, 3 hrs Taupo to Wellington 370 kms, 5 hrs 45 mins Taupo to Rotorua 82 kms, 1 hour Taupo to Hamilton 155 kms, 2 hrs 10 mins Taupo to Turangi 50 kms, 45 mins Taupo to Thames 210 kms, 3 hrs

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

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Acapulco Motor Inn at Lake Taupo has a quiet location just off the Main highway and only a two minute stroll to the lake edge and five minutes’ walk to the town centre and fantastic restaurants. Featuring 20 spacious units, Sky TV, gym, bbq area, continental and cooked breakfast available (extra charge applies).

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Bella Vista Taupo

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

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

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145 Heu Heu Street. Situated in a quiet, central location, close to the lake & a short walk to shops, cafes & restaurants. Modern studio units. Most with kitchenette facilities. All have Sky TV, wireless broadband, LCD televisions and heating. Guest laundry, BBQ area & off street parking on site. Breakfast & evening meal service available. Complimentary tour booking desk.

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Studio & 1 bedroom based on 2 people, 2 bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may not be available during special events.


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Waimahana Lakeside Apartments

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

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Hilton Lake Taupo

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

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Lowell Place, lakefront location. Each apartment has spectacular lake views & access to a private gym, a thermally heated spa, swimming pool & direct access to a natural warm water beach! Refurbished in 2013, these superbly appointed, luxury apartments have very spacious open plan living areas, designer kitchens & exceptional furnishings & fittings throughout. Secure underground car parking. Oct 15 - Sep 16

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

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Beechtree Suites

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

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

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Huka Lodge

Luxury Founded in 1924, Huka Lodge is considered to be the iconic New Zealand retreat, with a 17-acre riverside location showcasing great natural beauty and privacy. Within the manicured grounds there are just 25 rooms – 18 Junior Lodge Suites, 1 Lodge Suite and 2 exclusive private Cottages. The legendary hospitality offers gourmet cuisine, attentive service and opportunity to select from over 20 deliberately romantic private dining venues throughout the property. Every last detail has been considered to ensure you will luxuriate in comfort and style during your stay at Huka Lodge.

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

Owner’s Cottage

Studio & 1 bedroom based on 2 people, 2 bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may not be available during special events.

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Hukafalls Jet Feel the rush of 270,000 litres per second of crystal clear water thundering down towards you! Hukafalls Jet will take you on a 30 minute thrill ride to the very base of Huka Falls, New Zealand’s most visited and amazing natural attraction. Shoot through tunnels of trees, buzz past banks and cliffs at 80km/h in your state of the art jet boat and then hang on tight for the famous Hukafalls Jet 360° spins! Hukafalls Jet is the only jet boat operator permitted to visit the spectacular Huka Falls – you won’t get any closer than this! Operates daily 9am to 5pm. A courtesy vehicle is available on request for transport within Taupo. Allow 1 hour.

£60 Adult £36 Child (Child 2-15 yrs) £181 Adult £145 Child H2-Ohh (White Water Rafting with Tongariro River Rafting and Hukafalls Jet) £108 Adult £88 Child Hukafalls Jet

Totally Taupo (Scenic Cruise, Heli & Jet Boat)

NZ Riverjet! More than just a Jet boat - A Total NZ Experience NZ’s only jet boat thermal safaris combine scenic and spin-thrilling jet boating - with geothermal attractions, nature’s flora and fauna, hot pools, and informative commentary. Fun for all, packed into a choice of three absolute ‘must see’, ‘must do’ fantastic safaris.

Scenic Blast - This 32km scenic jet boat ride takes you on a scenic trip down the mighty Waikato River while enjoying a slice of New Zealand scenery. See the 50 metre high Tutukau Gorge, steaming volcanic river banks, trout feeding areas, & hear stories about the region from your driver/guide. On your return it will be pedal to the metal taking you for an exhilarating thrill ride home! Departs: 10am daily. Duration: 45 – 50 minutes & is designed to cater for those guests who are limited on time & on a budget, great value for this length of trip. £50 Adult £34 Child (15 yrs and under) The Squeeze -

Chris Jolly Outdoors Scenic Cruises and Fishing Chris Jolly Outdoors has been operating on and around Lake Taupo for 35 years. Private trout fishing charters, fly fishing, daily scenic cruises, mountain biking, guided hiking and trail transfers are on offer.

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

Unbelievably unique! Experience the challenge & excitement of this fantastic adventure. Start with scenic jet boating through the impressive Tutukau Gorge. Then wade & swim through a naturally hot thermal stream (20oC-40oC), manoeuvre through narrow canyons, clamber over boulders, relax under a 4 metre high thermal waterfall, & soak up the atmosphere while swimming in a natural hot pool - all this amongst stunning native NZ bush. Return with an action-packed jet boat ride. Departs: 11am daily & 2pm on demand. Allow 2.5 - 3 hours.

£83 Adult £46 Child (5-15 yrs)

£24 Adult £11 Child (5-16 yrs) £37 Adult £24 Child (5-13 yrs)

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

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

£88 Adult £46 Child (3-15 yrs)

Scenic Cruise Sunday Brunch Scenic Cruise

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

£466 £313 £556

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

Tongariro River Rafting Tongariro Whitewater Rafting - Enjoy a grade 3+ Whitewater Rafting experience that combines the

heart pumping action of more than 60 rapids with sufficient lower grade water that enables the splendid scenery and ample wildlife to be enjoyed. During all this, challenge your limits by daring to do the cliff jump and take in the commentary from our knowledgeable professional guides. Allow 4hrs (2-2 1/2hrs on the river). Grade 3+. Departs Summer 9am & 2pm. Winter 12pm. £67 Adult £60 Child (min 10 yrs)

Tongariro Family Float -

Taupo Tandem Skydiving Skydive from 15,000ft with coast-to-coast views and 60 seconds in freefall, reaching speeds over 200kph! With endless camera options, HD footage, free USBs, free Rotorua pick-ups and multilingual staff your skydive will be unforgettable. Experience the adventure with NZ’s original tandem skydiving company. As a Qualmark endorsed activity, your safety is our number one priority. For safety reasons there is a strict weight limit of 100kg for tandem passengers for your own and the staffs safety. 12,000 ft skydive (40 seconds freefall) 15,000 ft skydive (60 seconds freefall)

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Let the whole family enjoy a leisurely cruise down the soft, tumbling water of the lower Tongariro River. Immerse yourselves in the magnificent scenery and observe the many species of native wildlife that will surround you. Our safe, guided route brings the magic alive to first time rafters and especially children. Allow 3hrs (1 1/2hrs on the river). Grade 2. Departs Summer 10.30am & 3.30pm. Winter 9.00am.

£46 Adult £39 Child (min 3 yrs)


The Western & Lower North Island Tokoroa

Waitomo Caves

Mangakino

New Plymouth

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

Turangi

Stratford

Tongariro National Park

Ohakune Opunake Hawera

Taupo

Lake Taupo

Taumarunui

Mt Ruapehu

Mt Taranaki National Park

Napier

Waiouru Hastings

Taihape

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Wanganui

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Marton

Waipukurau

Bulls

Dannevirke

Palmerston North

DRIVING DISTANCES: Auckland to New Plymouth 365 kms, 5 hrs New Plymouth to Wellington 352 kms, 5 hrs New Plymouth to Mt Taranaki N.P 30 mins Auckland to Mt Ruapehu 340 km, 5 hrs Mt Ruapehu to Wellington 330 kms, 4 hrs

Woodville

Levin

Eketahuna Upper Hutt

Wellington

Masterton Martinborough

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS: • Remarkably similar in shape to Japan’s Mt Fuji, 2,518m Mt Taranaki in Egmont National Park is one of NZ’s most accessible alpine areas and has 300 kms of walking tracks throughout the park. • 105 kms of prime surfing spots along highway 45 between New Plymouth and Hawera. • 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. Its crater lake regularly passes through warm cycles resulting in small eruptions of ash & steam. The last significant eruption was 1996. • Excellent photo opportunities of the volcanoes from the 53 km long ‘Desert Road’ between Turangi and Waiouru.

Mt Ruapehu

The Park Hotel

Hotel

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

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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• 30 Oct – 08 Nov 2015 – Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival • Feb 2016 – Tropfest NZ • 18-20 Mar 2016 – WOMAD NZ

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

Mt Ruapehu

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Chateau Tongariro Hotel

Hotel

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

Adrift Guided Outdoor Adventure

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Superior

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.

Executive Spa

One Day Guided Tongariro Alpine Crossing - The Tongariro National Park has Dual World Heritage

status with three active andesitic volcanoes, Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Ruapehu. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing spans the length of Mt Tongariro and starts at Mangatepopo and concludes at Ketetahi with the highest point being at Red Crater. Highlights include Soda Springs, South Crater, Red Crater and Blue Lake. Includes: Return Transport from National Park & Whakapapa Village accommodation, lunch, guide/s and trekking/wet weather gear hire. Duration: 7-8hrs. Meeting time: 8-8:30am. Finish time: 4:30-5pm. Approximately 1 hour of scheduled stops and photo opportunities. This can vary depending on weather conditions. A medium level of fitness is required. The walking pace is not fast but is steady. Tongariro Crossing 1 day walk £110 p.p.

Sunset Guided Walk - This is a fantastic 2 hour walk along an easy grade track on Mt Ruapehu. Walk for 45 minutes to a point where we can sit relax and watch the sun setting over Mt Taranaki whilst indulging in one of NZ’s finest wines. Your guide will talk about the areas geology, volcanology and New Zealand cultural history. Includes: guide/s, a glass of NZ sparkling wine and return transport for National Park Village & Whakapapa Village. Pick up times vary and are 1 hour before sunset and drop off is 1 hour after sunset. Approx. pick up times: 7.00pm in summer. 4:30pm in winter (01 May-30 Sep). If walking on a un pathed track is too much then the route can be changed to something easier. Sunset Guided Walk £46 p.p. Pick up and drop off from accommodation in Taupo, Turangi & Ohakune can also be arranged (extra costs apply)

Studio & 1 bedroom based on 2 people, 2 bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may not be available during special events.

Palmerston North

Braemar Motor Lodge

Self Cont.

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

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Oct 15 - Sep 16

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Hawke’s Bay & Wairarapa

Lake Taupo

Wanganui National Park

Producing 70% of NZ’s annual wine product, connoisseurs of the grape will particularly enjoy the 350 km touring route through this relatively undiscovered part of the country. Craggy Range Winery, Hawke’s Bay. Photo Credit: Hawke’s Bay Tourism.

Waipukurau Dannevirke

Palmerston Woodville North Eketahuna Levin Castle Point Upper Masterton Hutt Lower Martinborough Hutt Haurangi Forest Park Cape Palliser

Napier

Albatross Motel

FACT FILE Auckland to Napier 433 kms, 5 hrs 30 mins Napier to Hastings 20 kms, 15 mins Napier to Martinborough 280 kms, 3 hrs 45 mins Napier to Wellington 320 kms, 4 hrs Martinborough to Wellington 80 kms, 55 mins

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TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS: • In Feb 1931 an earthquake registering 7.9 on the Richter scale levelled almost all the buildings of Napier and raised the sea bed by 2.5 metres. Napier’s now famous Art Deco reputation was a result of the massive rebuilding of the city in the Art Deco style so popular in the 1930’s. • Nov-Mar visit Cape Kidnappers gannet sanctuary, one of only 2 mainland colonies in the world. • Hastings is regarded as the fruit bowl region and is particularly beautiful in September when the trees are in blossom. • The commanding views from Te Mata Peak, 11 kms south of Hastings. • Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre has an important breeding & research program for native birdlife & home to the rare white Kiwi. • CastlePoint Scenic Reserve and lighthouse, 68 kms east of Masterton. • Wine Tasting - The Hawke’s Bay is famous for its fine reds including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet France and Malbec. The Wairarapa is highly regarded for its Pinot Noirs, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Be sure to call into the Martinborough Wine Centre. • The seal colony and lighthouse (250 steps) at Cape Palliser, 45 mins drive south of Martinborough.

Napier

Quest Napier

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Napier

Scenic Hotel Te Pania

BONUS: FREE Wifi

Hotel

Martinborough

Welcome to one of Wairarapa’s most luxurious hotels. Nestled in 24 acres of landscaped parklands & fragrant gardens, the hotel boasts 3 restaurants & bars, fitness centre, swimming & spa pools & golf driving range. Nearby attractions include local vineyards, boutique shopping & Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre (see pg 55)

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

• 15 Nov 2015 – Toast Martinborough • 18 – 21 Feb – Art Deco Weekend • Jun 2016 – Food and Wine Classic, Hawke’s Bay

Copthorne Hotel Solway Park

Self Cont.

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

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Self Cont.

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

DRIVING DISTANCES:

Masterton

Napier

Hastings Taihape

Bulls

Wellington

Hawke Bay

Waiouru

Wanganui Marton

THE CLASSIC NEW ZEALAND WINE TRAIL

Wairoa

Turangi

Ohakune

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Peppers Parehua Martinborough

Hotel

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

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Lakeside Cottage B&B Includes: Breakfast daily.

Secluded Cottage B&B 2 Bedroom Villa (1-4) B&B

Studio & 1 bedroom based on 2 people, 2 bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may not be available during special events.


Hawke’s Bay & Wairarapa

Napier - 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 & café open 9am-4pm weekdays & from 10am weekends & public holidays.

Chocolate Through the Ages Museum - Self guided. Step back 3,000 years and learn how chocolate

has evolved through the centuries to the tantalizing, silky smooth chocolate we all know and love today. View our 2,500 year old Mayan Chocolate Pot. Allow 30 mins – 2 hrs.

£5 Adult £3 Child £12 Family (2 adults & 2 children)

Triple Chocolate Dipper - Chocolate tasting at our factory shop. Includes entry into our Chocolate “Thru

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

£20 Adult £17 Child Triple Chocolate Temptation – A guided version of the Triple Chocolate Dipper tour above. At the factory

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

£42 p.p.

Odyssey Wine Tours “Terroir @ Twilight” (VIP) Odyssey

Experience Hawke’s Bay at its best. A progressive three-course meal across some of NZ’s top winery restaurants. Awaken every sense on this awesome Odyssey. Begin with a scenic drive through the wine growing district. Participate in an interactive wine tasting at Vidal Estate, indulge in gourmet platters of top local produce & enjoy a champagne sunset on Te Mata Peak (sunset in summer & overlooking the glimmering lights of the twin cities in winter). Dinner is at Vidal, Elephant Hill or Craggy Range wineries, (Restaurants subject to change dependant on availability). Followed by a visit to NZ’s oldest winery, the Mission Estate, for dessert and coffee. We finish the evening by being dropped off at a location of your choice - perhaps some of Napier’s top waterfront nightspots. Includes: accommodation transfers, meals & wine as described & a premium bottle of wine to take home (per couple). Departs: 5.30pm, returns 11.30pm.

£145 p.p. Full Day Odyssey Experience - A complete action-packed taste of what Hawke’s Bay has to offer. Start

the day with an exclusive barrel sampling, learn about wine etiquette and tasting technique, enjoy a fully guided behind the scenes tour of NZ’s famous Church Rd winery and NZ’s only wine museum, then on to the country’s oldest winery, the Mission Estate, for a wine tasting & meal accompanied by matching wine at one of NZ’s top restaurants. After lunch, visit a selection of wineries including an opportunity to meet and learn from a winemaker. A complete wine & gourmet experience! Includes: accommodation transfers, lunch with wine, afternoon gourmet platter and all tastings. Departs: 10am returns 5pm.

£103 p.p.

Hawke’s Bay – Takaro Trails Self Guided Cycling Options A delightful way to escape the confines of the car and see the region in all its glory. Ideal for experienced cyclists or keen first-timers. All options include bike and helmet hire, transfer back to Napier accommodation or Hastings I-site, riding instructions and water bottle. Multi day options available on request.

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

£44 p.p. (min. 2 people)

One Way Cycle Ahuriri to Havelock North

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

£34 p.p.

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

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

Pukaha Mount Bruce Home of the famous White Kiwi - Located 30 kms north of Masterton, 2 hours drive north-east of Wellington, 2 hrs south of Napier. Pukaha Mount Bruce is internationally recognised for its breeding success and subsequent re-introduction of endangered species back into their native areas. Visitors get to experience endangered wildlife up close and in the wild. See for yourself what is being done to save kiwi, tuatara, kokako & kaka. Open daily from 9am-4.30pm. 1 Hour Guided Tour - Includes the Interactive Gallery, the nocturnal Kiwi House and the beautiful walking track which weaves through the forest filled with bird calls.

£23 Adult £23 Child (5-15 yrs)

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

£65 p.p.

£284 p.p.

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Wellington

FACT FILE DRIVING DISTANCES:

• Courtney Pl. is the nightlife capital, full of restaurants, bars, cafes & theatres. • Cuba St. is the Bohemian alternative quarter capturing the city’s creative pulse.

Wellington to Auckland 650 kms, 9 hrs 30 mins Wellington to Rotorua 460 kms, 6 hrs 30 mins Wellington to Taupo 370 kms, 5 hrs 20 mins Wellington to Masterton 100 kms, 1 hr 20 mins Wellington to Napier 320kms, 4 hrs 30 mins

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS: • • • •

CULTURE, HERITAGE & SHOPPING: • Te Papa is Australasia’s most visited museum and is definitely a ‘Must Do’. The USA Washington Post described it as “one of the most ambitiously eclectic museums in the world”. • Wellington is home to the Royal NZ Ballet, NZ Symphony Orchestra, The National Opera and the National Dance and Drama schools, all perform regularly in town.

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Brentwood Hotel

Hotel

Stunning 360 degree city and harbour views from the Mt Victoria Lookout. Go Kiwi spotting on a nocturnal tour at Zealandia, the Karori Wildlife experience. Relax at the inner city beach at Oriental Bay. Catch the iconic Wellington Cable car to the Botanical Gardens.

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Wellington City

Capital Gateway Motor Inn

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

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Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman Hotel

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Quest Atrium

Self Cont.

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Mercure Wellington

Hotel

Located in a prime location offering spectacular views over the city & harbour. In a quiet setting, this charming hotel features 111 rooms, a restaurant, bar, indoor heated swimming pool, gym & sauna. Guests have only a short walk to theatres, restaurants, the award winning Te Papa Museum, Willis street shopping district as well as the cafes & boutique precinct of the funky Cuba Street quarter.

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Rydges Wellington

154 The Terrace. Our 55 serviced apartments are located in the centre of Wellington’s CBD, within easy walking distance of the Lambton Quay shopping quarter, cafes, waterfront & botanical gardens. Each apartment has kitchen facilities and private balcony. Free access to Lifestyle gym & pool located on the ground floor. Secure parking & internet available (pay direct)

Deluxe Studio

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Studio

169 Willis Street. Situated in the heart of the City and close to shopping, the waterfront and most of Wellington’s major tourist attractions including Te Papa. 73 wellappointed rooms offering Sky TV and complimentary Wifi. Licensed bistro and bar, laundry facilities, limited on site car parking & 24 hour reception.

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

Hotel

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

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Hotel

2 Grey St. Opposite Harbour in the CBD. 231 air-conditioned guest rooms. Harbour view Club Lounge. Contemporary Chameleon Restaurant & relax in The Lobby Lounge or TexMex Arizona Bar. Emerge Health Club, heated swimming pool, spa & sauna. 24 hr room service, InterContinental Concierge Services incl. hotel cars with driver & paid parking facilities available.

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Museum Art Hotel

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

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

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147 The Terrace. Located right in the heart of Wellington with access via its own lifts directly down into Lambton Quay, the shopping district of this vibrant city. The Hotel features 268 rooms, 2 restaurants & bars, & a complimentary in-house gym. Ideal location for shopping & the key Wellington central attractions such as Te Papa Museum, the Cable Car, Carter Observatory & the Parliament buildings.

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

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

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90 Cable Street, Perfect Location opposite Te Papa & the beautiful waterfront, this privately owned hotel is noted for its opulent décor & magnificent art collection. A variety of room styles are offered including apartment style studios with luxurious bathrooms, separate bedroom, galley kitchen, washer/dryer, 42” TV & ipod dock. On site facilities include art gallery, fitness centre, sauna, swimming pool, spa pool, restaurant & valet parking.

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Tranzit Tours – Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tour Zest - Food & Wine Tours

Depart by train for a scenic journey with stunning views of Wellington Harbour and the Wairarapa Valley countryside. Experience four boutique award-winning Martinborough vineyards. Enjoy wine tastings throughout the day, a delicious local gourmet antipasto lunch in the charming wine village, gourmet delights, and to finish, a delectable cheese platter & coffee. If time allows, browse village craft shops and local galleries. Sit back, relax and let our knowledgeable driver guide you in our comfortable, modern mini bus.  Ideal as a day trip departing Wellington or start your journey in the Wairarapa. Minimum of 2 passengers.

Zest Tours are taste & sensory treats – full of new food experiences, aromas, information & laughter. You find & enjoy places & people most visitors miss, with just a few others. Min. 2 people on most tours. Accommodation transfers not available. One of the world’s “top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies” (Lonely Planet, 2013)

Capital Tastes - Walk, talk & eat your way around

Wellington, tasting at some top specialist food places. Excludes lunch but includes a bonus discount voucher for two recommended eateries, in your own time. Departs 9.30am finishes 1pm daily. (On Sundays it is a different itinerary as we visit the waterfront food markets).

With new found friends, enjoy Martinborough’s finest wineries and stunning scenery. Indulge in local produce and globally recognised wines. Relax and enjoy your day out knowing you’re with the pick of the crop. Departs: Weekdays: Wellington railway station at 8.25am, returning to Wellington at 5.15pm.

£93 p.p.

Weekends & Public Holidays: Depart Wellington railway station at 9.55am, return 6.30pm. Ex Wellington

Walking Gourmet - Taste behind the scenes as

you wander between Wellington’s specialist food stores. Incl. 2-course tasting lunch with matching wines at a top Restaurant. Departs 9.30am finishes 2.30pm Mon - Sat.

£90 p.p.

Winter timetable may apply.

£139 p.p.

Flat Earth New Zealand Experiences Luxury small group tours include accom. transfers, morning/afternoon tea plus lunch on full day tours.

Half Day Middle-Earth Film Locations - A wonderful small group half

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

Hammonds Wellington Tours

£84 p.p.

Hop on board and experience Wellington’s original sightseeing tour company, not only have we been around the longest but when it comes to a genuine Wellington experience – we lead the way ensuring you’ll have a blast on your Hammonds Tour.

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

See Wellington through the eyes of a local on this tour. The perfect introduction to Wellington City! We depart daily with a minimum of 2 guests. Experience the best attractions and must see landmarks of this vibrant city and get off the tourist trail. Gain a 360° view of the city from Mount Victoria, experience the rugged south coast seas and explore interesting quaint villages throughout the city. View the Beehive and Parliament Buildings and take a wander around the Botanical Gardens. Take a ride on the famous cable car (optional at own cost) but most of all sit back and enjoy Wellington at its finest!

£184 p.p.

We also offer you the chance to get Off the Beaten Track with our Palliser Bay Tour or get up & close with a Kiwi Encounter to the gorgeous Kapiti Coast.

Wild Wellington - gets up close and personal with wild seals, birds and dramatic scenery. Experience the rugged South Coast by 4WD and lunch overlooking the Wellington Harbour. Departs 9am and returns 5:00pm, min 2 people.

Depart from the Wellington i-Site*. Departs: 10am and 2pm daily  Returns: 12.30pm and 4.30pm daily

£25 Adult £13 Child

£184 p.p.

* Winter and Public Holiday timetable may apply

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

Open: 10am - 6pm every day (9pm Thursdays). General admission is FREE.

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Introducing Te Papa Tour - 60 minutes This tour provides an overview of Te Papa’s highlights, Maori treasures, and New Zealand history. Ideal for visitors with limited time or wanting an introduction for an extended visit. Summer (1 November – 31 March): Tours depart at 10.15am, 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and extra tour Thursdays 7pm. Winter (1 April – 31 October): Tours depart at 10.15am, 12 noon, 2pm, and extra tour Thursdays 7pm.

£8 Adult £4 Child (15 yrs & under) ANZCRO Highly Recommended!

Studio & 1 bedroom based on 2 people, 2 bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may not be available during special events.


Marlborough, Nelson & Picton Farewell Spit Golden Bay

Heaphy Track

Collingwood Abel Tasman Track Marahau Takaka Kaiteriteri Motueka

Marlborough Sounds Queen Charlotte Track

Kahurangi National Park

Picton

Havelock Karamea

Nelson

Paparoa National Park Westport

TOP OF THE SOUTH ISLAND & TOP OF THE SUNSHINE STAKES

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Fanz Josef Glacier

Arthur’s Pass National Park

Hurunui River May Sep 16

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£70 £83 £112 Extra Person £11 Christchurch

£62 £75 £112 £11

£72 £86 £105 £13

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1 Bedroom (1-3) Rangiora Kaiapoi Darfield 2 Bedroom (1-4)

Mt Hutt Fox Glacier

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Waipara

Lake Coleridge

Picton

Twizel

Temuka

Asure Jasmine Court Motel

Canterbury Bight

Timaru

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Oct 16 Mar 17

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£84 £114 £94 £97 £13

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Luxury Spa Studio Waihao River Waitaki FREE River500MB Wifi. BONUS:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-2) Extra person

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Picton

Picton Beachcomber Inn

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Apartments on the Waterfront

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Picton

45 Beach Rd, Waikawa, right on the water’s edge, 5 mins drive from the Picton inter-island ferry terminal. A perfect base from which to explore the Marlborough Sounds. Superb views of Waikawa Bay, the marina & across Queen Charlotte Sound. Spacious 2 level apartments incl. full kitchens & laundry facilities, 2 balconies & outdoor furniture. The extensive grounds incl. a pool & spa. Units are non-smoking.

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£119 £143 £179

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3 Bdrm Apt (1-6)

Studio & 1 bedroom based on 2 people, 2 bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may not be available during special events.

Hotel

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

Dunedin

11 – 27 Jul 2015 – Nelson Winter Music Festival 23 Oct 2015 – Abel Tasman Coastal Classic 14 – 26 Oct 2015 – Nelson Arts Festival 13 Feb 2016 – Marlborough Wine Festival Jan 2016 – Nelson Jazz & Blues Festival Mar 2016 – MarchFest (beer festival)

Self Cont.

78 Wellington Street, quiet, sunny, central location, just a short walk to the town centre, restaurants & the waterfront. Modern, spacious, units with kitchenettes, Sky TV, CD & DVD player & access to DVD library, some with spa baths, king & queen size beds. Guest laundry, continental breakfast service available.

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Pukerangi

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Pegasus Bay

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Abel Tasman National Park is NZ’s only coastal national park. Lake Pukaki The 51 km 3-4 day Abel Tasman guided walk is very popular. Lake Benmore Nelson Lakes National Park is an alpine experience. Omarama Kahurangi National Park (NZ’s 2nd largest) is predominantly a wilderness experience & home to the Heaphy Track. Lindis Pass Waimate Pupu Springs, near Golden Bay are reputed to be the world’s clearest springs. Otematata With 1,500 kms of coastline the Marlborough Sounds is a boaties paradise with lots of hidden inlets & sheltered bays, perfect for kayakingLake andDunstan cruising. The 71 km Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds takes 3-5 days and Ranfurly offers stunning ridgeline views. Fresh seafood, in particular blue cod, snapper, salmon, terakihi, scallops and Alexandra greenshell mussels. Grab a Marlborough Wine Trail map for a choice of over 40 cellar doors to visit.

Picton

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

Lake Sumner Forest Park

Craigieburn Forest Park

Abut Head

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Picton to Nelson 144 kms, 2 hrs Picton to Blenheim 30 kms, 25 mins Picton to Kaikoura 160 kms, 2 hrs 15 mins Picton to Christchurch 342 kms, 5 hrs Nelson to Collingwood 135 kms, 2 hr 20 mins Nelson to Kaiteriteri 65 kms, 1 hr 15 mins Nelson to Greymouth 290 kms, 4 hrs 10 mins

Kumara

Hokitika

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Punakaiki

Secluded bays, excellent fishing and boating, fertile soils and plenty of sunshine combined with numerous wine plus arts & crafts trails make this a very popular region for ‘Kiwis’ and international visitors

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Blenheim

Renwick

Broadway Motel

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113 High Street, just 700 metres from the ferry terminal and railway station & 5 mins stroll to local cafes & restaurant. All units feature double glazing, air con., Sky TV & kitchenettes. On site guest laundry & breakfast service available. This central & conveniently located property is easy to find & an excellent base to explore the local region.

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£75 £88 £90 £116

£101 £108 £114 £149

Executive Studio BONUS OFFER: FREE Wifi.

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

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Picton & Blenheim

Nelson attractions see page 63 Picton - Fishing Tours Sounds Connection operate MV “Seabud” & “MV Tory” both of which are ideal for a day of fishing. The main fish caught in the Queen Charlotte Sound is Terakihi, but there are plenty of other species to keep your day interesting. The calm, sheltered waters of the inner sounds and abundant local wildlife including dolphins, seals, shags and little blue penguins combined with the views of isolated homes tucked away amongst the dense bush, makes for an enjoyable day. Tackle, bait etc is provided with the fish filleted ready for the pan. Tea, coffee and cookies are also included - along with a highly knowledgeable skipper! Maximum 8 Passengers. Transfers are available from your accommodation by prior arrangement. 3 Hr Fishing Inner Queen Charlotte Sound £320 up to 6 people 2.5 Hr Fishing Outer Sounds £579 up to 6 people 8 Hrs Fishing Extreme Outer Sounds £837 up to 6 people

£26 p.p. extra, up to 8 people £97 per boat, per extra hour

Explore Marlborough Wine Tours Deluxe Full Day Guided Biking Wine Tour – Enjoy

a day guided biking wine tour in the wonderful Marlborough wine region. This tour has a maximum of four people ensuring that you receive personal attention from both the guide and the winery tasting staff. The biking is easy and suitable for all ages and fitness levels. We visit 6 wineries throughout the day tasting our word famous Sauvignon Blanc, smooth Pinot Noirs and lovely aromatics. The tour includes lunch at a winery restaurant, free pick up from your Blenheim or Renwick accommodation, bikes, helmets and drink bottles. Departs accommodation at 9.30am and returns at 4pm.

£153 p.p. (Minimum 2 people) Half day tours available on request. Deluxe Guided Driving Wine Tour

– Our full day guided driving wine tour takes you to over 6 Marlborough wineries where you will taste a range of Marlborough wines and learn about the Marlborough wine industry. The tour includes a private tasting or a winery tour. The days format is flexible to cater to your wine preferences or requests to visit specific wineries. Our guides are knowledgeable and friendly and will ensure that you have the best day possible. The tour includes free pick up from your Blenheim or Renwick accommodation, lunch at a winery restaurant, a private wine tasting or wine tour. Departs accommodation at 9.30am and returns at 4pm. £153 p.p. (Minimum 2 people) Half day tours available on request.

Picton - Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company This award winning company is proud to share their knowledge of this stunningly beautiful region. With a temperate climate and 1500 kms of sheltered waterways to explore, the Marlborough Sounds provide great year-round paddling for all tastes, from the nervous novice to the experienced expeditioner. All equipment provided.

One Day Guided Kayak

- A fun and easy introduction to sea kayaking and the Marlborough Sounds. Experience the beauty of the Queen Charlotte Sound and learn about the wildlife and history of the area. Delicious morning tea and lunch are provided. Departs Picton daily at 9am & returns to Picton by 4pm. Note: Dec - Mar, there is also a half day option available (no lunch provided). Min. age 16 yrs. Full Day Kayak

£68 p.p.

Half Day Kayak

£50 p.p.

Picton - Cougar Line 3 Hour Sounds Delivery Cruise Enjoy the comfort of our luxury catamarans as we cover up to 120

kilometres of sheltered waterways and bays of the Queen Charlotte Sound. See a variety of marine life and share in the fun of delivering passengers and freight to the Sound’s resorts, holiday homes and permanent residences. Departs: Summer (Oct - Apr) 10am & 1.30pm; Winter (May - Sep) 9am & 1.30pm.

Early Bird Eco Cruise

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

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

£51 Adult Full Day Gourmet Wine Experience - Departs Nov - Apr 10.30am returns 5pm, (set itinerary) includes lunch. £123 Adult Half Day Wine Tour - Departs daily 1.30pm

returns 5.30pm.

£36 Adult Note: Scenic touring options also available, details on request.

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Seals, dolphins, penguins, gannets and shearwaters abound on this 55 minute cruise to Motuara Island where early morning bird song greets you as you step ashore. Motuara Island is a bird sanctuary and safe haven for many rare species, including the South Island Saddleback and Bush Robin. Small blue penguins nest alongside a well formed track which gradually climbs to a spectacular vantage point built above the forest canopy. You will have approximately 2 hours to explore the Island. Includes a Flora and Fauna identification sheet and map. Departs: Daily (Oct-Apr) 8am, returns to Picton: 1pm or 4.30pm. £50 Adult £25 Child

Full Day Cruise & Queen Charlotte Walk

Designed for those who wish to spend time on the famous Queen Charlotte Track with walks ranging from 1 to 5 hours catering to all levels of fitness. The most popular being the 5 hour walk from Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge. Ideal for all ages, these unguided walks take you through lush beech forests, Nikau palms and native bush, there is time to grab a bite to eat and a drink at Furneaux Lodge before boarding the boat for the return journey. Duration 9 hours including 6 hours on shore. Departs: Oct-Apr 8am & 10am; Winter May-Sep 9am.

£44 Adult £22 Child (5-15 yrs)


Guided Walks of Marlborough & Nelson Totaranui Awaroa Onetahuti

Kaiteriteri Marahau

Falls River

Bark Bay

Torrent Bay Anchorage

Adele Island

Pitt Head Te Pukatea Bay

Wilsons Abel Tasman Guided Walk Abel Tasman National Park offers New Zealand’s Finest Coastal Trail, at the northern most point of the South Island, this 35-51 km journey follows the coastline through unspoiled native forest & along golden beaches. Offering easy walking for people of moderate fitness, it is family friendly & can be walked all year round. Includes: • Knowledgeable host guides, meals • Twin/double share accommodation (ensuite) • Launch cruise

Per Adult

Day 1:

Ex Nelson or Motueka by coach. Begin with a briefing & luggage storage, then cruise the coastline from Kaiteriteri to Totaranui to commence the walk to Meadowbank Homestead at Awaroa, approx 4 hr walk, 10kms.

Day 2:

Relax or be energetic as you explore Awaroa by kayak or foot. 4 hrs, 8kms.

Day 3:

Walk from Awaroa to our beachfront lodge at Torrent Bay: 18 kms total divided into 3 sections. You choose how much you want to walk (maximum 7 hours) or take the boat. From Awaroa, walk to the long golden beach at Onetahuti, then over a forested saddle and around the waterfall track at Bark Bay. After lunch, walk through native forest and across the swing bridge over Falls River.

Day 4:

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

Day 5:

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

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

Nov 15 - Mar 17

3 day/2 night Guided Walk 5 day/4 night Guided Walk 3 day/2 night Kayak & Walk combo 5 day/4 night Kayak & Walk combo

£679 £957 £747 £1,025

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

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

Queen Charlotte Track - Guided or Independent Options Located at the top of the South Island in the majestic Marlborough Sounds. This 71km 4 day/3 night walk requires a moderate level of fitness. Highlights include panoramic coastal views, lush native forest, ECO tour & resort accommodation. Day 1:

Departs Picton, starting with an eco-tour experience then on to Ship Cove to commence the first 15 kms of the track. Overnight Furneaux Lodge.

Day 2:

11.7 kms of easy walking to Punga Cove in Endeavour Inlet..

Day 3:

The most challenging with 23.6 kms of undulating walking (walkers have the option of taking the water taxi). Overnight: The Portage.

Day 4:

20 kms completes the walk to Anakiwa. Boat transfer back to Picton.

Guided Walk - Scheduled departures Oct - April. Includes mature knowledgeable guides, ECO tour & eco-tour experience, 3 nights twin share accommodation, water transport to & from the track, boat transfers of luggage each day, all meals (excluding Breakfast Day 1) & snacks & use of a light day pack. £962 Adult Twin Share Independent Walk - Available all year. Includes pre-trip information, track notes, 3 nights twin share accomm,

packed lunch each day (other meals to be purchased from resorts), water transfer to the track & luggage transfer each day plus back to Picton. Please ask for a copy of the full itinerary.

£393 Adult Twin Share

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Kaiteriteri Camp & Beach.

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Commodore Court Motel

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Chateau Marlborough

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

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Scenic Marlborough

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Blenheim Region

Marlborough Vintners Hotel

Nelson

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£104 £110

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Balmoral Motel

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Nelson

The Honest Lawyer

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

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King Deluxe

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Rutherford Hotel Nelson A Heritage Hotel

50 Waimea Road, convenient location, only 1km to city centre. This small & friendly complex has 12 selfcontained & serviced ground floor units, some with spa baths, also featuring full kitchens, queen size beds, SKY TV, DVD players with DVDs available, central heating, outdoor seating, guest laundry & off street parking. Wireless internet available.

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Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco

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

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Nelson

Boutique Hotel Warwick House B&B

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

Per Room From Studio Apartment BONUS: Courtesy airport shuttle available on request.

Hotel

Point Rd, Monaco, just 10 mins drive from Nelson. This is a purpose built, traditional country pub with 4 star hotel accommodation. Equally popular with the ‘locals’, this is the ideal place to meet the true kiwi people & experience their genuine hospitality over a beer or meal in the bar.

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190 Rapaura Road, the 5 star Food & Wine Destination Hotel for your stay in Marlborough World renowned wineries on its doorstep & surrounded by vineyards. Each suite features wifi access, Sky TV, aircon. local handmade amenities, private patio & a small kitchenette with tea/coffee making facilities. On-site fine dining Restaurant & Bar.

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

BONUS: FREE Wifi

Hotel

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

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64 Brougham Street, overlooking Nelson City & the Tasman Bay beyond. 5-10 minutes riverside walk to restaurants in the central city. Built in 1854 this is one of NZ’s finest examples of early Victorian opulence & grandeur complete with turrets, a spiral staircase & impressive ballroom where breakfast is served to classical music, this is the perfect place for a romantic getaway.

BONUS: FREE Wifi & rates includes breakfast.

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Studio & 1 bedroom based on 2 people, 2 bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may not be available during special events.


Nelson

Kaiteriteri - Wilsons Abel Tasman Kayak, Seals & Walk (Guided sea kayak, Unguided walk) - Do it all in one day! Start Kaiteriteri 9 am with our “Split

Nelson - Happy Valley Adventures This tourism award-winning operation has been providing countless visitors with fun & pleasure for over 10 years.

4 x 4 Motorbike Adventures – the Bayview circuit is the most popular ride. Explore over 14km of tracks through beautiful native bush. Ride up into the hills to take in spectacular views of the surrounding bays. While returning to base, have a play on the ‘fun track’ with its sweeping bends & puddles. Includes light refreshments. Departs: from 8am till late, allow 2.5 hours. £68 Adult £19 Child (Child under 17 yrs) Skywire - the world’s longest flying fox, the Skywire is designed to reveal the striking natural beauty of Happy Valley. A combination flying fox & chairlift sees riders in a four-person carriage soar 1.6 kilometres across a native forest valley reaching speeds up to 100kph – and then 1.6km backwards! Mixed with this is absolute peace & quiet. The lasting memories are the wonderful views of the native forest & silence broken only by the chorus of native birds. Not for the faint hearted but definitely for those who want a thrill without a sense of terror. Allow 1 hr.

Apple Paddle” guided sea kayak, exploring the sheltered Kaiteriteri coastline to iconic Split Apple Rock formation. Return to Kaiteriteri around noon where you farewell your Guide. Have lunch at a local café or order a picnic to enjoy on board the Vista Cruise, departing 1 pm for a scenic boat ride along the coast into the heart of the Park. Pause to view the antics of seals on Tonga Island before landing at historic Tonga Quarry Beach 2 pm. Walk through native forest, around the Bark Bay waterfall track and on to idyllic Medlands Cove for your boat pick up at 4.55pm to cruise back to Kaiteriteri 5.50 pm. Includes 2 hrs guided sea kayaking, 2 ¼ hrs self guided walk (less/no walking option available).

£76 Adult £46 Child (10-14 years) ex Kaiteriteri £95 Adult £56 Child (12-14 yrs) ex Nelson

Guided Horse Trek - All levels of ability are catered for. Our treks include a variety of terrain including river crossings & hill trails, with breathtaking mountain & sea views along the way. Helmets are provided. Duration 2.5 hrs.

Abel Tasman Seals & Beach Walk - For those who want to experience everything in the Park: wildlife, history, native forest & long, golden beaches this trip is for you. Departs Kaiteriteri 9am & 1pm or Marahau at 8.30am (coach transfer to Kaiteriteri) Cruise to Tonga Island Seal Colony off the golden sands of Onetahuti Beach. Land at picturesque Tonga Bay where an abandoned granite quarry site still holds evidence of this failed venture. Walk through native forest to Bark Bay then on to idyllic Medlands Cove for your pick up to cruise back to Kaiteriteri 4.10pm or 5.50pm. Walking time approx 2¼ hrs. Transfers available ex Nelson or Motueka (extra). A packed lunch can be ordered.

£62 p.p.

£34 Adult £17 Child ex Kaiteriteri £54 Adult £27 Child (5-14 yrs) ex Nelson

£44 Adult £28 Child (Child under 17 yrs) 2.5 hr Horse Trek

Nelson - Bay Tours Gourmet Wine Tours Wine, Scenic, Art, Golf Maori Tours – Enjoy a perfect day out with one of Bay Tours’ range of full or half day tours – over 19 to choose from.

Wine, Brews and Views Tour - Visit two award winning wineries & experience diverse flavours of Nelson’s memorable aromatic wines. Also, you visit two craft breweries & meet the brewers to learn of their craft & taste the results. Includes: all wine/beer tasting charges. Lunch is at your own expense. Duration: 5 ½ hrs. £51 p.p. Twin Regions Tour

- Visit two wineries on the Waimea Plains & two up in the Moutere hills. Experience the diversity of the delicious aromatic wines from grapes that are grown on different soil types. This tour will allow you to take in over 100km of pristine scenery as we travel between the wineries. We also make stops at local art & Craft galleries if time permits. Includes: all wine tasting charges. Lunch is at your own expense. Duration: 5 ½ hrs.

Nelson – WOW® & Classic Cars Museum

£51 p.p.

Experience a creative and visual feast that defies description. Firmly established as an iconic Nelson visitor attraction, the World of WearableArt™ and Classic Cars Museum houses two distinctly different collections. View the intricate detailing of amazing garments that feature in the WearableArt Gallery. Each year, hundreds of individuals are driven to transform an idea into reality, by designing a World of WearableArt™ entry. Each garment embodies hours of energy, skill and mind bending creativity. With over 60 garments from around the globe on display to wondrous effect, using theatrical lighting, music and movement there will be something new to captivate everyone. In the adjoining Classic Cars gallery, motoring enthusiasts can marvel over approximately 130 beautifully restored and original condition classic cars and motorcycles. The car collection represents years of passionate sourcing from around the world and New Zealand and is one of Australasia’s largest private collections. The Museum also includes a café with delicious locally roasted coffee and great light food options. A Retail Shop & Art Gallery offering a creative selection of contemporary art, jewellery, ceramics, books, gifts & cards with a design focus. Open every day 10am – 5pm (except 25th December) Admission to the WearableArt™ & Classic Cars Galleries

£13 Adult £6 Child (5-14 yrs)

Collingwood - Farewell Spit Tours

Gentle Cycling Company The Gentle Cycling Company operates cycling activities based around the Great Taste Cycle Trail.

Great Taste Wine – Ride the Great Taste Cycle Trail. Follow our map and visit wineries, a brewery, berry gardens, cafes, galleries & a cheese shop. Includes: Return shuttle from Nelson accommodation, bike & helmet hire, detailed map, 1 wine tasting, drink & snack at McCashin’s Brewery Café. Departs: 9am, returns 5.15pm. £50 p.p Great Taste Beer – Visit 3 craft breweries within 7km of our

base, chat to the brewers & taste the brews. Riding is on easy, flat cycle trails. Includes: Return shuttle from Nelson accommodation, bike & helmet hire, detailed map, 3 brewery tours with tastings, light lunch at McCashin’s Brewery Café. Departs: 9am, returns 2.15pm.

£55 p.p

This is your chance to visit one of NZ’s undiscovered gems. At 35 kms long & more protected than a National Park, public access to Farewell Spit is usually restricted to the first 4 kms, however this tour travels the full length of the spit aboard a robust 4WD vehicle

Farewell Spit Eco Tour - Highlights includes Cape Farewell, the South Island’s most northerly point and home to seals and their pups. Fossil Point, where old fossils expose themselves among the rocks and sea life abounds in rock pools nearby. 30 km along the ocean beach is the Lighthouse reserve, where we pause for 45 minutes or so to climb the lighthouse, check out the view, learn some of the Maori legends about the spit, have refreshments in our lighthouse keepers cottage and soak up some history. Returning from the lighthouse, we climb a sandhill for panoramic views of the ocean beach, the parade of dunes along the centre of the spit and the inter-tidal plain where the migrant waders from the arctic circle feed during our spring summer and autumn. Farewell Spit truly is a nature-lover’s paradise. Departing from Collingwood, tour duration is 6.5 hours. As you travel along the beach, actual departure times are dependent on the tides and will be advised on confirmation of booking. £78 Adult £30 Child (under 16 yrs) Note: as it is 2.5 hours drive from Nelson to Collingwood, we recommend over-nighting in Takaka pre or post this tour. Other tour options available on request.

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Kaikoura Picton

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Lake Grassmere Murchison

Punakaiki

Ward Clarence River Hanmer Forest Park

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Greymouth Lake Brunner Lake Sumner Kumara Forest Park Hokitika Arthur’s Pass Lake Kaniere National Park

Hanmer Springs Waipara

Craigieburn Forest Park

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Lake Coleridge

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Mt Hutt Methven

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Relax & indulge yourself in the therapeutic mineral waters in the gorgeous alpine hamlet of Hanmer Springs then marvel at the amazing sight of giant whales & frolicking dolphins off the Kaikoura coastline.

DRIVING DISTANCES: Kaikoura to Hanmer Springs (Inland route) 129 kms, 2 hrs Kaikoura to Christchurch 185 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins Kaikoura to Picton 160 kms, 2 hrs 15 mins

Whale watching in Kaikoura. Photo Credit: Whale Watch Kaikoura/ Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Kaikoura

• 12 Sep 2015 – Kaikoura Whale Run • 03 Oct 2015 – Kaikoura Seafest • Jun 2016 – Whale Watch Kaikoura Surf Classic

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45-47 Churchill St. Stunning mountain views & only 5 mins walk to town centre. Featuring 18 modern, clean & comfortable units ranging from compact studios with tea/coffee & toast making facilities through to full kitchen 1 bedroom units. Wifi & broadband internet access available. Onsite guest laundry & BBQ area. Breakfast service available.

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

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Kaikoura

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Bendamere House B&B

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Kaikoura Boutique Hotel makes a statement as Kaikoura’s only luxury historic boutique hotel. Take in the incredible views and appreciate the quality, contemporary design and service of this waterfront boutique hotel. Centrally located on Kaikoura’s spectacular Esplanade, this historic hotel is the perfect place to stay whilst exploring everything this tourist mecca has to offer.

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Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses

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Nestled between mountains & ocean in a spectacular setting, 10 mins north of the eco-marine destination Kaikoura. The lodge brings together contemporary architecture, furnishings & local flavours from an in-house chef. Choose from a luxurious lodge suite or Tree House nestled 10m above a native tree grove. Guest facilities: 15m lap pool, swimming pond, hot tub & mountain bikes.

37 Adelphi Terrace, Bendamere House boosts 4 quality ensuite rooms all with balconies where you can enjoy the spectacular ocean and mountain views. Expansive lawns and gardens to relax and soak up the wonders of the town. Minutes’ walk to the restaurants and township below. Free wifi in all rooms and coin operated laundry facilities on site.

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Kaikoura Boutique Hotel

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

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Olive House Suite DBB Includes full breakfast & 3 course dinner.

Upper Branch Treehouse DBB Family Tree House (1-4) DBB

Studio & 1 bedroom based on 2 people, 2 bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may not be available during special events.


Kaikoura

Close Encounters with Nature at Kaikoura Dolphin Encounter - The dusky dolphins that reside along the Kaikoura coastline are known as the most acrobatic dolphins in the world & whether you choose to swim with the dolphins in their natural environment or stay dry & watch from the boat, the dolphins of Kaikoura will astound you! Departs: Three times a day in the summer & twice daily in the winter. Tours are usually around 3.5 hrs in duration. Note: Advance bookings are essential due to the high demand for this activity. Tours are subject to sea conditions. Min. age to swim 8 yrs, min. age to watch 5 yrs. Swimmers Spectators

Whale Watch ® Kaikoura

£88 Adult £81 Child (8-14 yrs) £47 Adult £24 Child (5-14 yrs)

Albatross Encounter - Get up close & personal to the largest wingspan in the world! The Albatross Encounter tour is an intimate boat based tour along the spectacular Kaikoura coastline taking you to visit incredible pelagic birds including the royal & wandering albatross. Departs: This tour operates three times daily in the summer & twice daily in the winter. Tours are usually around 2.5 hrs in duration. Note: This tour is subject to weather & sea conditions. Min. age 5 years. £60 Adult £29 Child (3-14 yrs)

Come face to face with these magnificent creatures in their own environment aboard vessels designed specifically for this purpose. Giant Sperm Whales grow to 20 metres long and are present in these waters year round. Other species include migratory Humpback whales, Orca (killer whales), tiny Hector dolphins, the high spirited Dusky dolphins and fur seals. 4 sailings daily, conditions permitting. Pre-booking essential. Departs 7.15am, 10am, 12.45pm also 3.30pm during summer.

£75 Adult £31 Child (3-15 yrs)

Kaikoura - Seal Swim Snorkelling with wild New Zealand Fur Seals, in the shallow waters of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula, is truly a unique experience. All equipment is provided & no experience is necessary. Experienced guides, equipped with large floats, will accompany each group, of max 11 swimmers. Every tour is different but generally 1 hour is spent in the water. Tours operate from early October until May subject to conditions. Departs: 9.30am, 11am, 12.30pm & 2pm. Dec - Mar, plus on demand during Oct - Nov & Apr - May. Duration 2.5 hours. Accommodation transfers within Kaikoura township available if prebooked. Boat Based Tour

£57 Adult £37 Child (14 yrs & under)

Listed by Lonely Planet as one of the ‘Top 10 Best Marine Encounters Worldwide’

Wings over Whales Scenic flight With a sighting rate of 95% & a cancellation rate of less than 5%, this is the perfect way we see these awesome creatures & avoid possible seasickness. In a typical 30 minute flight you will see the majestic Sperm Whale preparing for his next dive and up to 500 Dusky Dolphins playfully swimming. Occasional sightings include Southern Right, Humpback, Fin, Sei, Brydes, Pilot, Southern Bottlenose and Blue Whales. Other, less frequent, visitors to the area include Common, Hectors, Risso’s & Southern Right Whale Dolphins, & Orca. Additional highlights include aerial views of the Kaikoura Peninsula & township itself, evidence of Maori fortifications (Pa sites) & NZ Fur Seals. Includes an informative commentary from your pilot. A shuttle service is available from town to the airport for a small fee, paid direct. Departs on the hour from 9am.

£93 Adult £39 Child (Child 3-14 years, Infants free)

Kaikoura Kayaks Kaikoura’s Original Kayak Operator est. 1998. Paddle with playful Fur Seals as they dive and manoeuvre around you while keeping warm and dry in your stable enclosed double sea kayak. Continue around the coastline for chance encounters with Dusky Dolphins, Blue Penguins and Albatross. Our eco-friendly 1/2 day guided “Seal Kayaking” tours offer a safe, enjoyable, interactive experience, with little effort and a whole lot of good fun! All equipment provided including dry bags for camera’s, GORE-TEX dry pants, jackets and wet shoes over the winter months. No experience necessary, suitable for all ages and abilities, families are most welcome. Operating year round, voted “TOP CHOICE” by Lonely Planet!. Departs: 8:30am, 12:30pm & 4:30pm Oct-March, 9:00am & 1:00pm April-Sept.

£50 Adult £37 Child (12yrs & under)

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Hanmer Springs

FACT FILE DRIVING DISTANCES: Hanmer Springs to Kaikoura (Inland route) 141 kms, 2 hrs Hanmer Springs to Christchurch 135 kms, 1 hrs 30 mins Hanmer Springs to Greymouth 218 kms, 3 hrs

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS: • The Hanmer Springs thermal pools and spa have been attracting visitors for over 100 years to relax & rejuvenate in the therapeutic waters. • Visit some Cellar doors in the Waipara Valley. 57 kms north of Christchurch, this is one of NZ’s fastest expanding grape growing regions and gaining a fine reputation for its Pinots, Riesling, Chardonnay & Sauvignon wines. • The Waiau River 90 mins north of Christchurch has excellent trout fishing. Enjoying Hanmer Springs thermal pools. Photo Credit: Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism

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Tussock Peak Motel

6 Leamington Street, peaceful setting, just a short stroll to the Thermal Pools, village shops & restaurants. Rooms are cozy with double glazing & heat pumps/air-con. Kitchenettes, 12 channel LCD flat screen TV’s & DVD player. Complimentary DVD library of over 350 for guests enjoyment.

Per Room From Studio 1 Bedroom BONUS: FREE Wifi, laundry & use of towels for thermal pools.

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1 Bedroom Chalet 2 Bedroom (1-4)

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Select Braemar Lodge & Spa

Luxury

283 Medway Rd. Located 10 minutes drive from quaint Hanmer Springs Village, Select Braemar Lodge & Spa features 24 superbly appointed suites each with a private balcony, some with private outdoor hot-tubs. Featuring unparalleled levels of service, comfort & style, the Lodge offers Altitude Restaurant & Bar, 3 conference rooms & Spa Braemar.

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Executive Spa Studio

28 Jacks Pass Rd. Centrally located beside the golf course & close to the thermal pools, cafes & shops. These high quality apartments all have large balconies and alpine views as well as spa baths and air conditioning. Property features include a fully equipped gym, heated outdoor pool, spa & BBQ area.

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20 Chisholm Crescent. Luxury accommodation right in the centre of the village. Stylish design, stunning views & genuine hospitality make this a luxury haven to relax & unwind at the start or end of your south island tour. All units have luxury bathrooms, air con., underfloor heating & balconies or patios. Free wifi, laundry facilities & use of pool towels, DVD’s & BBQ.

1 Conical Hill Rd. A Superb 1930’s Spa Lodge converted into a modern hotel. 37 well appointed hotel rooms & 27 Garden suites & self-contained Villas, set in the landscaped gardens & designed to offer privacy & seclusion. Outdoor swimming pool, tennis, petanque courts, conference facilities, free carparking. A stroll to the Hanmer Springs Thermal reserve.

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2 Leamington St. Located just a short 200 metre stroll from the thermal pools, bars & restaurants in central Hanmer Springs. Property features studio, 1 & 2 bedroom options. Rooms include quality kitchenettes, Wifi, large screen TVs, SKY & DVD players. Enjoy our courtyards & balconies. Complimentary thermal pools towels & in-house massage available. Guest laundry & complimentary parking.

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

Medway Spa Suite Braemar Suite

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Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa Super Pass (includes towel)

Nestled in the magnificent South Island high country, just 90 minutes from Christchurch, The Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa is the perfect place to rebalance and unwind. The Thermal Pools have been attracting visitors for more than 125 years, all seeking the benefits of the natural mineral waters, clear alpine air and uplifting environment. Set in the heart of the village they offer 15 open-air thermal pools of varying temperatures, private thermal pools, sauna and steam rooms, heated freshwater pools with lazy river as well as large family activity pool and children’s AquaPlay area, and three waterslides including the new SuperBowl. Their international Spa, The Spa at Hanmer Springs, specializes in offering spa, body and beauty treatments to enhance the wellbeing of our customers. All of these facilities are set amongst landscaped gardens offering picnic areas and licensed café. General Admission (includes towel)

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

£23 p.p.

Spa Pass (includes towel)

Choice of private sauna or steam followed by a relaxing full body massage and use of all outdoor thermal pools and freshwater lap pool after your massage.

£78 p.p.

£13 Adult £8 Child £39 Family

Alpine Aqua Revitaliser

(2 Adults & up to 3 children {3-15 yrs}) General admission offers use of all outdoor thermal pools, freshwater lap pool & family activity pool.

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.

£88 p.p. Alpine Aqua Vichy A full hour long treatment with full body exfoliation before the warmth of the Vichy’s rain showers. Our therapist will work in harmony with the soothing waters to gently massage and guide the Vichy to create a perfect peaceful state. Use of all outdoor Thermal Pools before or after your treatment.

£78 p.p.

Hanmer Springs – Thrillseekers Adventures

Jet the Gorge – a thrilling 30 minute jet boat ride of the entire length of Hanmer’s spectacular Waiau Gorge. Take in the magnificent scenery, then hold on tight while you experience the famous “Hamilton 360 degree jet spin” - Excitement plus. Narrow gorges, braided shallows, white water rapids, this ride has it all. Departs 11am, 1pm & 3.30pm.

£56 Adult £30 Child (Child 3-13 yrs)

River Rafting

– with lots of flat water and a max of grade 3 rapids, this is an ideal rafting experience for first timers, those less confident in the water and families. Highly qualified guides provide all training as well as wet suits & all safety equipment. Allow 2 hours, min. age 6 yrs. Departs 10am & 2pm.

£73 Adult £39 Child (Child 6-13 yrs)

4 Wheel Quad Bikes – Great fun amongst awesome scenery. Challenge yourself as you tackle river bed creek crossings & muddy farmland trails. Fully guided, no experience necessary as all training is provided. We give you the freedom to ride safely to the conditions & within your ability! Allow 2 hrs. Departs 10am, 1pm & 3pm.

£73 Adult £48 Child

Bungy - Take a blood surging 35 metre leap Hanmer Spring Canoes from the historic Waiau Ferry Bridge, a truly New Zealand experience. We issue souvenir t-shirts, certificates to all who dare to jump & photographs are available from our on site shop and café. Note: jumpers must be over 35kg & at least 12 yrs old & must fit safety equipment.

£83 p.p.

- 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. Min age is 6yrs.

£145 Adult £92 Child (Child 6-13 yrs)

(Min. 12 yrs riding solo, 6 yrs as passenger)

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Christchurch Rangiora

Pegasus Bay

Kaiapoi Darfield

Christchurch Lyttelton Templeton Lake Ellesmere

Banks Peninsula

Akaroa

FACT FILE DRIVING DISTANCES:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

Christchurch to Akaroa 82 kms, 1 hr 30 mins Christchurch to Picton 342 kms, 5 hrs Christchurch to Kaikoura 185 kms, 2 hrs 35 mins Christchurch to Hanmer Springs 135 kms, 1 hr 30 mins Christchurch to Methven 94 kms, 1 hr 15 mins Christchurch to Greymouth 255 kms, 3 hrs 45 mins Christchurch to Franz Josef Glacier 396 kms, 5 hrs 40 mins Christchurch to Mount Cook 331 kms, 4 hrs 45 mins Christchurch to Dunedin 365 kms, 5 hrs 10 mins Christchurch to Queenstown 486 kms, 7 hrs

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SPECIAL EVENTS: • 07 - 14 Nov 2015 – NZ Cup & Show Week • 21 - 31 Jan 2016 – World Buskers Festival

Sudima Christchurch Airport

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550 Memorial Avenue. 700m from airport, adjacent to Antarctic Centre. Hotel facilities: 24-hr room service, restaurant and bar, complimentary 24-hr airport transfers, complimentary parking and easy access to State highway. Rooms feature complimentary tea and coffee, Sky TV, broadband internet, iron/ironing board and hair dryer.

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The 30 hectare Botanic Gardens in Hagley Park, arguably NZ’s best. Punting on the River Avon through the centre of town or Hagley Park. Scenic ocean to Alp views and back across Christchurch from the Port Hills. Take a scenic 90 minute drive via Banks Peninsula to the seaside port of Akaroa. Swim with the dolphins or take a scenic harbour cruise at Akaroa. Take to the ski slopes (Jun-Oct) at Mt Hutt, 90 mins drive from Christchurch.

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25 spacious & self contained motel style units. All units are non smoking & serviced daily. Sky Guest Select 50+ channels in all units. Walk to Botanic Gardens, golf course, museum, CBD & the RE:Start mall. Westfield Mall, Mona Vale & Riccarton House & Bush a 10 minute walk away. Train station 5 minute drive. Airport 15 minutes by car. Bus stop outside motel. Restaurant on site.

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The Arena Motel

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30 Whiteleigh Ave, Addington. Closest motel to the Christchurch railway station, close to Addington Raceway & CBS Arena. Free shuttle to TranzAlpine & TranzCoastal scenic trains. An easy walk to city centre, quality restaurants close & 20 min. from the airport. Spacious suites with cooking facilities. Free Wifi, SKY TV. Reception open for late flights. Continental & cooked breakfast & laundry available.

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Christchurch City Park Lodge

94 Sherborne St, close to the CBD & Edgeware Shopping Precinct. Units are spacious, quiet & decorated to a high standard. They include unlimited FREE wireless internet access, well-appointed kitchens & bathrooms & some have double spa baths. Guest laundry & ample off street parking. Excellent value for money.

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390 Yaldhurst Rd, 4kms to airport, 10 mins to town. Courtesy car airport pickups. Drop offs by prearrangement for airport & railway. Opposite Riccarton race course. Modern high quality non smoking units all with cooking facilities, Sky TV, Shower & bath, hair dryer, electric blankets. Guest laundry, Internet & continental breakfast are available.

45 Roydvale Avenue. Closest motel to airport in quiet park-like surroundings. On bus route to the city & shopping malls. A range of accommodation to suit all budgets. Each unit has cooking facilities (kitchens or kitchenettes), flat screen TV’s, SKY TV, mini bar & ample off street parking. Complimentary airport transfers are available 24 hours a day. Oct 15 Apr 16

Airport Birches Motel

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (1-4) Extra person

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£76 £92 £110 £13

£79 £95 £113 £13

Studio & 1 bedroom based on 2 people, 2 bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may not be available during special events.


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If you’re looking for a modern hotel in central Christchurch, you’ll find BreakFree on Cashel the ideal place to stay. Offering all of the facilities that you would expect in a modern hotel, located in the Christchurch CBD so you can walk to many of the city’s sights & retreat back to your cosy hotel room after a busy day exploring the area.

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Ibis Christchurch

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Located in the CBD, Ibis Christchurch offers 155 well appointed rooms with Sky TV, pay movies, fridges, wifi and tea & coffee making facilities. OOPEN Restaurant & Bar is located on level one and offers menus full of fresh local produce. Complimentary internet access is offered in our public areas of the Hotel and four computer stations are available in the lobby. Ibis is a short walk to many of the cities attractions, restaurants, cafes, Botanical Gardens & the Museum.

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Parkview on Hagley

175 Bealey Ave. Situated on the north side of the City with direct access from Airport & further north. Modern, stylish tastefully furnished rooms exude relaxed sophisticated comfort. Units include luxury spa baths, sunny private courtyards or balconies, in room laundry & kitchenette, large flat screen TVs & free broadband WIFI. Safe free carparking. Room service breakfasts available.

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BreakFree on Cashel

106 Mandeville Street, Riccarton, within walking distance of Hagley Park, shopping malls, restaurants & cafés, Christchurch Hospital & the train station. This 45 room hotel features quality bedding & pillows, 43” plasma TV’s, Sky channels & iPod docking stations. Breakfast restaurant, internet kiosk & friendly service.

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42 Papanui Rd, 5 mins drive from city centre. Walking distance to Casino, off street parking, outdoor heated pool, spa, private sauna & gym. Licensed restaurant and bar, Sky TV, guest laundry, DVD movie library plus free wireless internet. Non smoking rooms available.

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189 Deans Avenue. Christchurch’s only resort style hotel, with 190 guest rooms set in 5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, only a short distance through Hagley Park to the city centre. The location offers tranquillity, easy access & free parking. Complimentary transfers into city centre & train station.

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1 Riccarton Road, on the edge of beautiful Hagley Park, the much-loved icon of Christchurch. Luxuriously furnished in red & gold, all units include kitchenettes, air con, soundproofing & double glazing plus spa baths, large LCD TVs & top quality King or Super King beds. Many have balconies overlooking Hagley Park or the Southern Alps.

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Rydges Latimer

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Heritage Christchurch

30 Latimer Square. Brand new luxury hotel accommodation in Christchurch overlooking scenic Latimer Square, an iconic New Zealand green space with ample room for travellers to roam & enjoy the shade of lush, broad-leaved trees. The hotel offers 138 accommodation rooms spread over five floors. Property features include gym/fitness facilities, internet, laundry facilities, lift, parking facilities (free of charge) & restaurant.

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Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

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Ramada Suites Christchurch

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Novotel Christchurch

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The George

Novotel Christchurch is a modern hotel tower, perfectly located in the heart of Cathedral Square and the developing CBD, shopping precincts, attractions & entertainment area. Featuring 154 rooms, highend amenities & Wifi (surcharge). Facilities include guest laundry, valet laundry service, restaurant, bar, tour/sight-seeing assistance, concierge, conference rooms, valet car parking, parking, fitness centre & business centre/computer stations. Oct 15 Mar 16

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Wilderness Beaufort House HouseAkaroa B&B

Coleridge Road, Banks Rakaia House Gorge,Akaroa 15 minsC1878, from Methven offers & 50 mins drive boutique from accommodation Christchurch. Setand in the harbour rural high country;views central to todiscerning Mt Hutt &guests Porterswho for skiing; enjoy perched on the heritage, edge ofcharacter the Rakaia andRiver the for charm fishing of &a jet boating. Voted bygoneNZ’s era.premier Re furbished, golf resort with& antiques features a luxury Day of the Spaera. plus Peaceful a wideandselection tranquil, of excellent resort activities. location, 5 minute walk to all facilities and the waterfront. Free Wi-fi, European # A surcharge breakfast applies 20-31 included Dec 12 & 4-10 Apr 2013

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Tresori Motor Lodge - 12 near-new spacious luxury units with mountain views, 10 with corner spa baths plus honeymoon suites. High quality furnishings, small kitchens, Sky TV & guest laundry. Next door are the 2 bdrm Bruce Waterfront apts overlooking the harbour with full kitchens, laundry, lounge/dining & balconies. Both properties easy walking distance to the waterfront, cafes & restaurants.

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Hosted 42 Rue Grehan. Beaufort House Akaroa (C 1878) offers luxury accommodation & harbour views to discerning guests who enjoy heritage, character and the charm of a bygone era. Furnished with antiques & fine art. Set in an expansive garden with its own petite vineyard, original servants quarters, complimentary drink & canapés at 6pm, full English Breakfast served. Free Wifi, SKY TV.

6888 Christchurch Akaroa Road. Just 1.5km from the historic & unique French settlement of Akaroa. Akaroa Cottages offer a luxurious private setting on 12 acres with stunning views of the harbour and native bush. All of our cottages are self contained, most have spa baths & fires, non smoking, SKY TV. Perfect for honeymooners, couple & families.

Surcharge 23 Dec 14 - 12 Jan 15. Surcharge 23 Dec - 12 Jan.

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50 Park 50 Terrace. Park Terrace. Award Award winning winning luxury boutique luxury hotel,boutique overlooking hotel, Hagley overlooking Park & Avon River, Hagley short Park walk & Avon to Museum, River, short Punting walk on Avon, Casino to Museum, & Arts district. Punting 53 onspacious, Avon, Casino chic air conditioned & Arts district. guest 53 rooms spacious, & suites chic plus air‘The Residence’. conditionedTwo guest stunning roomsrestaurants, & suites ample plus parking, ‘TheFREE Residence’, WiFi & complimentary Two stunning offsite gym restaurants. access Ample & mountain free parking bikes. & gym access. Bikes, Wifi/Broadband.

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Situated on the fringes of central Christchurch, just a five-minute walk from the heart of the city Ramada Suites Christchurch promises a truly cosmopolitan experience. With its convenient location, modern and comfortable facilities, and friendly staff, this boutique hotel caters to everyone. Enjoy refreshments at the onsite Columbus Café serving breakfast, snacks & coffee, as well as unlimited free WiFi and onsite parking.

Gloucester Street, Cathedral Junction. The Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch is located in the city centre & provides modern & stylish accommodation for the leisure traveller. Contemporary ambience, smart chic rooms with high ceilings, LCD TV’s and free WiFi (conditions apply). Onsite facilities include gym, valet parking, restaurant & bar.

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28-30 Cathedral Square. Situated in the centre of the Garden City, the 100-year-old Heritage Christchurch building is one of the few heritagelisted buildings remaining in Christchurch. Enjoy the elegance of the Old Government Building with its sweeping grand staircase & original stained glass windows. This suite only accommodation has 1 & 2 bedroom suites which are fully self-contained apartments. The hotel has a gymnasium, spa pool, sauna & heated indoor lap pool.

2 Bdrm Cottage (1-4) 3 Bdrm Cottage (1-6)

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Studio & 1 bedroom based on 2 people, 2 bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may not be available during special events.


Christchurch & Akaroa

The International Antarctic Centre Rangitata Rafts - White Water Rafting Set your senses alight while rafting the rapids of the spectacular Rangitata Gorge- recommended as one of New Zealand’s best. The ideal adventure-stop when travelling between Christchurch and Lake Tekapo, Queenstown or Dunedin. Or join our day trip from Christchurch. Breathtaking LOTR scenery sets the high standard as you paddle off your ultimate NZwhile white-water rafting adventure. Your fun, professional guides provide you with full training Set on your senses alight rafting the rapids of the Spectacular Rangitata Gorge – recommended as one of New on the slowbest. moving wateradventure-stop before conquering thetravelling thrilling grade 4 &Christchurch 5 rapids. Theand variety rapids and the options Zealand’s The ideal when between LakeofTekapo, Queenstown or for swimming provide a fun novice and experienced the option to high walkstandard around any The Dunedin. Or join our day tripday fromforChristchurch. Breathtakingrafters LOTRwith scenery sets the as rapids. you paddle perfect combination withrafting your fellow raftersYour at the and 2.5hours river excitement creates the off on your ultimate of NZrelaxation white-water adventure. fun,lodge, professional guidesofprovide you with full training friendly atmosphere people rave about. Lunch is servedgrade on arrival our lodge into warm river on the slow moving that water before conquering the thrilling 4 & 5atrapids. Thebefore varietychanging of rapids, optional ‘cliff clothing weswimming provide. Hot showers and a delicious BBQ await your arrival back our lodge. Minimum 15 yrs. jump’ and provides a fun day for both novice and experienced raftersatwith the option to walkage around any rapids. The perfect combination of relaxation with your fellow rafters at the lodge, and 2.5 hours of river excitement Departs: 09:15am returns 7:00pm ex Christchurch. creates the friendly atmosphere people rave about. Lunch is served on arrival at our lodge before changing into 11:30am returns 4:30pm Self drive warm river clothing we provide. Hot refreshing showers and a delicious BBQ await your arrival back at our lodge. Operates: Sep – start Departs: Optional dayMay. trip from Christchurch or self drive to our lodge near Peel Forest. Minimum age 15 yrs. Day trip from Christchurch £119 p.p. Operates: Sep – start May. Self drive drive £109 Day trip from Christchurch $225 p.p. Self $208 p.p. p.p

A MUST DO fun, interactive and authentic Antarctic experience! Located on a real, working Antarctic Campus across from Christchurch Airport, its location is uniquely authentic and offers visitors of all ages an interactive, fun Antarctic adventure and learning experience. Experience dramatic lighting in the four seasons of Antarctica show where it snows every 6 minutes. Learn about life in modern day Antarctica then venture out on to ‘the ice’ from (the new) Scott Base to play in ‘Antarctica’ the snow & ice experience and survive an Antarctic storm! How long can you hold your hand in the icy Antarctic water? Hang out with Little Blue Penguins, buckle up for the famously exciting Hagglund ride, take an awesome simulated 4D Antarctic cruise, then watch a stunning movie on a MASSIVE screen! The International Antarctic Centre is possibly the closest you’ll get to Antarctica without mounting your own expedition! The attraction also offers a fully licensed café open daily from 8am-5pm and a gift shop. General Admission

£30 Adult £15 Child (Child 5-15 yrs)

Christchurch Grand Tour

Hassle - Free Tours

Experience Christchurch with us! Board our luxury coach for an interactive and fun guided tour of Christchurch. Let us show you the best Christchurch has to offer; beautiful parks and gardens, quaint seaside suburbs and superb views of the city & surrounds. Your tour explains about the plans for the rejuvenation of the city following the major earthquakes of 2010 & 2011, and also includes Christchurch’s premium attractions – Punting on the Avon, the Tram, the Gondola & the Caterpillar Botanic Gardens Tour.

Hassle Free Tours offer highly personalised, small group tours aboard a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Friendly and knowledgeable guides provide an interesting commentary about the history of NZ and the surrounding countryside as they take visitors deep into the Canterbury high country.

Open Top Double Decker City Tour

Join us on our classic 1960’s London Open Top Double Decker buses for a fun and informative tour of Christchurch. Learn about Christchurch’s fascination history from the pioneering days through to modern day times and learn how Christchurch is recovering from the devastating February 2011 earthquake which has now become a major event in NZ’s history. On tour we will view some of the areas affected by the earthquakes, see how Christchurch is preserving some of its iconic heritage buildings and hear about the exciting vision to rebuild and restore the inner city. Your experience includes a 50 minute tour around central Christchurch on NZ’s only Open Top Double Decker. Departs 10am and 2pm duration 50 minutes. From Nov 2014: every hour, on the hour 10am-4pm during summer season. Departs from outside Canterbury Museum.

It’s the very best way to enjoy Christchurch at the best price! This is a fully-guided day trip from 10.00am to approximately 3.00pm. Complimentary pickups from 9.00am from select Christchurch accommodations.

£58 Adult £34 Child (5-15 yrs) £10 Infant

£19 Adult £10 Child (under 15 yrs) 3 Hour Discover Christchurch Tour

Begin with a 50 minute tour as described above then transfer to a closed roof Double Decker bus for a further 2.5 hours visiting places of interest in greater Christchurch. Highlights include Mona Vale Gardens, the Port Hills as well as the seaside village of Sumner. Departs 10am & 2pm, duration 3.5 hours.

£36 Adult £19 Child (under 15 yrs) Full Day Alpine Safari Tour

An exciting mix of fun, adventure and spectacular scenery commencing with hotel transfers. Highlights include a 30km jet boat experience, 4 wheel drive travel across Torlesse Station - a high country sheep station, and the world famous Tranz Alpine train from Arthurs Pass to Christchurch. The tour also includes a delicious cafe style lunch. The tour finishes with the Tranz Alpine train and transfers back to your hotel. Departs 8.30am, returns 6pm. Shorter options available.

£220 Adult £155 Child (under 15 yrs) Full Day Lord of the Rings Edoras Tour

Journey by 4WD to Mt Pott Station which was the filming location of Edoras. It is then a short walk to the summit where you can see the misty mountains and the area that formed the backdrop to Helms Deep. Learn fascinating details about the Lord of the Rings. Lots of stops for photo opportunities. Enjoy a picnic lunch (included). Departs Christchurch accom. 9am, returns approximately 6 - 6.30pm. Private & large group options on request.

£132 Adult £93 Child (under 15 yrs)

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve/Ko Tane Maori Culture Close encounters of the ‘wildlife kind’ are a Willowbank trademark. Meet New Zealand’s Big 5 with the Kiwi, the cheeky Kea, the ancient Tuatara, the Kaka and the very rare Takahe. Feed the wild eels and listen to the kiwi as it forages by your feet. Opens at 9.30am. Willowbank is located close to both Christchurch city and the airport Entrance Entrance & Guided NZ Tour

£15 Adult £6 Child (Child 5-15 yrs) £17 Adult £7 Child (Child 5-15 yrs)

The Ko Tane Maori Culture Group perform within Willowbank and through them you will learn the relationship between Maori, culture, wildlife and conservation to give a real “Kiwi” experience. Enjoy the Hangi dinner and Guided Kiwi Tour. Ko Tane performs at 5.30pm. Guided Kiwi Tour leaves at 4.30pm. Bookings essential. £70 Adult £42 Child (Child 5-15 yrs)

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Christchurch Bike & Walking Tours Discover the history, the beautiful gardens, and the innovative 21st Century CBD Rebuild. These city bike and walking experiences are personalised and leisurely, with plenty of stops to explore buildings, take photos and be entertained by a knowledgeable local guide. Highlights: Re;START, Hagley Park, Riccarton House & Bush, Mona Vale Estate, Christ’s College, Cathedral Square, New Regent St, Gapfiller Projects & Street art, Transitional Cardboard Cathedral, Arts Centre, Antigua Boat Sheds. Christchurch city is flat and has many purpose built cycleways, so it is perfect for biking. This makes the bicycle tours suitable for all fitness levels. Comfortable new bikes are used. Tours depart: 9am, 10am, 12noon & 2pm.

£26 Adult £26 Child (5-13 yrs) CBD Rebuild Tour (2 hrs) £26 Adult £26 Child (5-13 yrs) Christchurch Walking Tour (2 hrs) £20 Adult £10 Child (5-13 yrs) *Gourmet Bike Tour (4 hrs) £91 Adult £91 Child (5-13 yrs) *Includes: Three-course tasting lunch, coffee, beer or wine tasting

Canterbury Leisure Tours Akaroa Day Tour including Harbour Cruise

Visit the beautiful unspoilt old French whaling depot of Akaroa. Travel to Akaroa via Lake Ellesmere, Lake Forsyth and Little River, stop at the Hill Top to experience panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour, visit the cheese factory at Barry’s Bay and sample some fine New Zealand cheese, lunch in the naturally picturesque setting of Akaroa Village at the popular Bully Hayes Restaurant. In the afternoon enjoy a two hour cruise on the Canterbury Cat exploring the delights of Akaroa Harbour and sighting dolphins, penguins & seals.

Original Christchurch Bike Tour (2 hrs)

Tour 01 (Day Tour, Cruise & Lunch)

£125 Adult £62 Child (under 15 yrs) Tour 01C (Day Tour & Cruise only)

£106 Adult £53 Child (under 15 yrs) Kaikoura & Whale Watching Cruise

Christchurch’s Best Attractions – Multi Pass From the central city to the outer suburbs to picturesque Akaroa Harbour – you will truly experience the best the city has to offer with this multi-pass. The pass includes single entry over 14 consecutive days to; Black Cat Cruises (Akaroa 2 hour Harbour Cruise), Christchurch Gondola, Christchurch Punting, Christchurch Tram (1 day ticket), International Antarctic Centre (XTREME pass, includes unlimited Hagglund & 4D shows) & Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. The Little Blue Penguins at the Antarctic Centre, the rare Hector’s Dolphins with Black Cat Cruises & sighting our native bird the Kiwi at Willowbank will be a highlight of your stay. View the central city the unique & leisurely way by boarding a punt & a tram & take in the vistas of our region from the top of the Port Hills with the Christchurch Gondola. This pass gives you the flexibility and independence to choose when you visit each attraction - all bundled together at a discounted rate for you!

£96 Adult £39 Child

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Travel by road through the rolling hill country of North Canterbury, enjoying the beauty of its rural pastoral scenes, to Kaikoura where mountains meet sea. Kaikoura is world renowned for the variety of marine mammals which can be seen, not least of all the giant sperm whales and the acrobatic Dusky Dolphins. On your arrival in Kaikoura you will be transferred to a whale watch tour; by boat or light aircraft, the choice is yours. In the afternoon enjoy a café lunch (own expense) and then visit a seal colony where fur seals may be viewed at close quarters. On your return to Christchurch a stop will be made at a North Canterbury vineyard where a wine tasting has been arranged for your pleasure. Tour KA01

£184 Adult £92 Child (under 15 yrs)

Waipara Wine Trail with Lunch

This tour explores 4 of North Canterbury’s boutique vineyards. From Christchurch we drive 45 minutes north through the New Zealand countryside to the Waipara Valley, well known for its warm, dry climate and rich alluvial soils, ideal for superior wine production. Over 40 vineyards and wineries pepper the landscape of the valley, with Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc dominating local plantings. Our first stop will be at Waipara Springs Winery for both a tasting and a plattered lunch, following a leisurely lunch the tour proceeds to Greystone, Waipara Hills and Pegasus Bay Wineries for tastings of some great wines. Departs: Midday, returns by 6.00pm. Duration: approx. 5 ½ hrs (Should any of the above named wineries be unavailable on the day, an alternative winery in the Waipara area will be included). Tour CLT18A

Akaroa Cruising & Dolphin Swimming – Black Cat Cruises Listed as 1 of the top 10 marine mammal experiences in the world by Lonely Planet.

3 Hour Swim with the Dolphins – Akaroa Harbour is the only place on the planet where you can swim

with the world’s smallest & rarest Dolphins - the Hector’s or New Zealand Dolphin. Black Cat Cruises operate a jet-powered catamaran for ultimate safety for you & the dolphins. Everything is provided including wetsuits, masks, snorkels, hot showers & hot chocolate. You can also watch the dolphins from the vessel. Report times: 8.30am, 11.30am & 1.30pm (Oct - Apr) & 11.30am (May & Sep). Swimming is seasonal over the winter months. Non swimmers Swimmer

£42 Adult £21 Child (5-15 yrs) £81 Adult £62 Child (8-15 yrs)

2 Hour Nature Cruise – The historic French Village of Akaroa is 90 minutes drive from Christchurch where

you will join the award winning Black Cat Cruises. Akaroa Harbour is home to Hector’s dolphins, White Flippered Penguins, Fur Seals and many sea birds. Other highlights of the daily cruise include visits to Cathedral Cave & the sites of early Maori settlements. Depart daily from Akaroa main wharf at 1.30pm. Also 11am (Oct-Apr) & 3.40pm (Dec-Mar). £40 Adult £16 Child (5-15 yrs)

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£68 Adult £34 Child (under 15 yrs)

Welcome Aboard - Christchurch Sightseeing Welcome Aboard has all of the best Christchurch attractions to offer you – experience tranquil gardens or thrilling activities such as jetboating and bungy jumping in Hanmer Springs! Tram - The Christchurch Tramway is the perfect way to experience the changing face of Christchurch City. The journey on our beautifully restored historic Trams takes approximately 50 minutes and includes seventeen stops, allowing you to visit inner city attractions such as New Regent Street, Cathedral Junction, Art Gallery, Arts Centre, Canterbury Museum and Botanical Gardens. Tram drivers provide a live and comprehensive commentary. Punting - Come aboard your classic Punt at the historic Antigua Boat Sheds landing. Your Edwardian Punter will guide you quietly past trailing willows, woodlands and leafy banks as you absorb the beauty of Christchurch’s Botanic Gardens. Punting on the beautiful Avon River is an iconic Christchurch attraction not to be missed. Bookings are recommended. Duration: 30mins with informative commentary. Departure point: 2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch City.

£10 Adult FREE Child £13 Adult £6 Child Tram & Punting Combo £20 Adult £6 Child

Tram ticket (Valid all day)

30min Punting ride

(5-15 yrs) (5-15 yrs) (5-15 yrs)


West Coast & The Glacier Region Takaka

Karamea

Motueka

Victoria Forest Park

Picton Nelson

Paparoa National Park Westport

Punakaiki Reefton

Lake Grassmere

Murchison Nelson Lakes National Park

Hokitika

Lake Kaniere Ross Abut Head

Haast

Jackson Head Jackson Bay

Renowned for their friendliness and hospitality, only 33,000 ‘Coasters’ inhabit this entire region. 600 kms long & no more than 70 kms wide at any point, the West Coast is packed with stunning scenery & voted by Lonely Planet as one of the “Top 10 Coastal drives in the world”.

Big Bay Lake Wanaka

Twizel Lake Ohau

Lake Hawea

Punakaiki

Tekapo

Darfield

Lake Pukaki Lake Benmore

Akaroa

Canterbury Bight

Hotel

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Hotel Room

£129 £177 £26

£88 £118 £26

£132 £181 £26

Extra Person

Greymouth

Charles Court Motel

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350 Main South Road. On the beach, with a short 6kms drive to town centre, set on park like setting near cycle track. 24 spacious units fully self contained some with spa baths, all units sky tv, wifi available, bbq area, games room, private spa pool, play ground. Courtesy vehicle available by arrangement for train & bus transfers & to local restaurant.

• The West Coast contains 5 of NZ’s 14 national parks – Kahurangi, Paparoa, Arthur’s Pass, Westland and Mount Aspiring. • The Pancake Rocks & blowholes at Punakaiki. • The NZ Fur Seal colony at Cape Foulwind. • The White Heron colony at Whataroa (Nov-Feb). • The very accessible Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers. • The near perfect reflections at Lake Matheson. • Numerous short and multi day walks including the 82 km Heaphy Track from Karamea. • The galleries of Westport, Greymouth & Hokitika for gold & greenstone. • The awesome natural beauty of Haast Pass. • The TranzAlpine train journey from Christchurch to Greymouth is hailed as one of the top 6 rail journeys in the world.

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

Greymouth

Oct 15 Apr 16

May Sep 16

Oct 16 Mar 17

£70 £83 £99 £11

£62 £75 £99 £11

£72 £86 £105 £13

The Ashley Hotel

Hotel

74 Tasman Street, 2.5 kilometres south of town, adjacent to the main south highway. The property comprises of 10 kitchen studio units, 5 family units & 45 fully serviced hotel rooms, lounge bar, a la carte restaurant, indoor swimming pool, spa pool & gym. Guest laundry & ample off street parking.

SPECIAL EVENTS: Oct 2015 – West Coast White Bait Festival, West Coast wide 12 – 13 Feb 2016 – Speight’s Coast to Coast 13 Feb 2016 – Buller Gorge Marathon, Westport 12 Mar 2016 – Wildfoods Festival, Hokitika Jan 2016 – Around Brunner Cycle Race, Greymouth

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Apr Sep 16

Oct 16 Mar 17

Studio

£85 £104

£81 £101

£86 £105

2 Bedroom (1-4)

Hosted

Greymouth

Beachfront location 14kms north of Greymouth in a stunning setting overlooking the Tasman Sea with views from every guest room and a private track to the beach below. Comfortable guest lounge, warm, friendly hosts. Breakthrough and Breakwater are upstairs in the main house while Driftwood and Sunset are in a separate garden annex. Free WIFI, secure offstreet parking and breakfast included.

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Oct 16 Mar 17

Breakthrough Room Bed & Breakfast

£132 £189 £189

£137 £189 £199

Driftwood or Sunset Bed & Breakfast

Lyttelton Banks Peninsula

Punakaiki Resort

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

Breakwater Suite Bed & Breakfast

Christchurch

Templeton Lake Ellesmere Rakaia River

Temuka Timaru

Eco Suite

Breakers Boutique Accommodation

Kaiapoi

A modern accommodation complex located on Punakaiki Beach, only 300 metres south of the Pancake Rocks & Blowholes. The resort has been designed to maximize the surrounding environment with beautiful ocean & rainforest views. Escape to the wild West Coast & stay at our luxurious & memorable location.

DRIVING DISTANCES:

Greymouth

Pegasus Bay

Rangiora

Omarama

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Waiau River Hurunui River

Geraldine

Lake Matheson. Photo Credit: Tourism West Coast

Greymouth to Christchurch 255 kms, 3 hrs 45 mins Greymouth to Franz Josef 180 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins Greymouth to Haast 315 kms, 4 hrs 30 mins Greymouth to Punakaiki 44 kms, 45 mins Franz Josef Glacier to Fox Glacier 25 kms, 30mins Fox to Haast 120 kms, 1 hr 30 mins Haast to Queenstown 250 kms, 3 hrs 45 mins Fox to Wanaka 260 kms, 4 hrs Franz Josef to Christchurch 395 kms, 5 hrs 40 mins

Kaikoura

Waipara

Craigieburn Forest Park

Methven

ONE OF THE WORLD’S SPECIAL PLACES

Lake Sumner Forest Park Arthur’s Pass National Park

Franz Josef Glacier Lake Coleridge Mt Hutt Fox Glacier Westland National Park

Ward

Hanmer Forest Park Hanmer Springs

Greymouth Kumara

Blenheim

Studio & 1 bedroom based on 2 people, 2 bedroom 1-4 people unless otherwise stated. *Children stay free with adults when utilising existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, an extra person rate will be charged. Rates may not be available during special events.

Gables Motor Lodge

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84 High Street. 1.5kms from town centre. 12 spacious well appointed studio, 1 & 2 bedroom suites with cooking facilities. SKY TV & DVD players. Some units with spa baths. BBQ area, guest laundry, aquatic centre opposite, off street parking. Cont. breakfast available. 50m to licensed restaurant. Close to supermarket.

BONUS: FREE unlimited Wifi internet.

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May Oct 16

Nov 16 Mar 17

Studio Studio + Spa Bath 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom (2) Extra Person

£82 £88 £92 £107 £17

£81 £84 £91 £107 £17

£84 £87 £94 £109 £13

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Hokitika & Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier . Photo Credit: Tourism West Coast

map references see page 73 Hokitika

Shining Star Beachfront

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Franz Josef

Glacier View Motel

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Oct 16 - Mar 17

Beachfront Studio

£89 £100 £116 £116

£100 £111 £128 £128

Oceanview Spa Chalet BONUS: FREE Wifi.

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

Franz Josef

Bella Vista Motel

Compact Queen Studio BONUS: FREE unlimited Wifi.

Franz Josef

Kitchenette Queen Studio 1 Bedroom Unit (1-4)

May Sep 16

Oct 16 Mar 17

Studio

£81 £94 £110 £11

£62 £75 £99 £11

£83 £97 £115 £13

Extra person

Oct 15 Apr 16

May Sep 16

Oct 16 Mar 17

£73 £83 £99

£65 £75 £93

£81 £92 £109

Punga Grove Motor Lodge

Oct 15 Apr 16

2 Bedroom (1-2)

Franz Josef

34 Cron St. With spectacular mountain & Glacier Valley views. Modern studios mostly feature kitchenette facilities with microwaves, all have tea & coffee making facilities, fridge, TV/DVD player, hairdryer & electric blankets. Guest laundry, BBQ area, off-street parking, helpful local activity info. Breakfast available. Walking distance to hot pools & all activity bases.

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1 Bedroom

Self Cont.

Self Cont.

58 on Cron

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May Aug 16

Sep16 Mar 17

Studio

£88 £97 £110 £104

£68 £78 £101 £84

£88 £97 £110 £104

1 Bedroom (2) BONUS: Children under 4 yrs stay FREE! NOTE: Minimum 4 nights 20 Dec - 4 Jan.

Franz Josef

2 Bedroom (1-4) Executive Studio

Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Hotel

BONUS: Stay 2 nights or more & get 10% discount off your room rate. Valid 01 May – 31 Oct 15.

Franz Josef

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Apr Aug 16

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

£97 £110 £114 £165 £17

£72 £91 £88 £114 £17

£97 £110 £114 £165 £17

Glenfern Villas

2 Adults DBB BONUS: FREE Wifi.

96

Extra Child DBB Extra Adult DBB

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£351 £45 £119

£318 £45 £119

£359 £45 £119

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Set in a quiet country location with stunning mountain & native bush views, Glenfern Villas are perfectly situated, just 3 kms north of Franz Josef township. Each villa is stylishly furnished with full kitchen bathroom, 1 or 2 bedrooms, separate lounge, flat screen TV, air con & heat pumps and private deck. Guest laundry, child play area. Adjacent to Tartare Peaks animal farmlet. Free wifi.

BONUS: Children under 5 yrs stay FREE! NOTE: Minimum 2 nights 24 Dec - 2 Jan

Franz Josef

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May Aug 16

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1 Bedroom

£117 £146 £18

£87 £111 £18

£117 £146 £18

2 Bedroom (1-2) Extra person

Franz Alpine Retreat

Wallace Street. New exclusive lodge-style hotel, set amongst native forest on the outskirts of Franz Josef village. Offering guests a complete eco-friendly accommodation experience. Guest rooms offer a sanctuary of comfort with plush bedding, the latest room facilities and a unique native