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2018/19 COLLECTION g ree n j our n ey z


About Green Journeys The Green Collection Green Journeys showcases the best New Zealand boutique accommodation & activities. We are a tourism industry marketing group dedicated to making it easier for you to create personalised itineraries which include a high standard of accommodation, handpicked small group guided activities & private tours. Our brochure & website provide information to the travel trade & independent travellers, helping you find the best experiences & places to stay across a wide range of superb New Zealand destinations. All accommodation & activities can be booked direct via the links to their websites, through our recommended travel agents, or, for the travel trade, through most New Zealand inbound tour operators.


Contents Green Journeys Resources The Collection & Itineraries


Website 3 Travel Trade Tools


North Island Collection North Island Map Northland Auckland The Coromandel Bay of Plenty

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Lake Taupo




Hawkes Bay




South Island Collection South Island Map Canterbury

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Nelson Tasman


West Coast


Lake Wanaka






Central Otago








Getting Around Private Tours North Island


Private Tours South Island


Self-drive New Zealand



The Collection Our Collection has been hand-picked for the independent traveller who wants to experience luxury accommodations with stunning views, taste fresh local produce & spend time with hosts & guides passionate about their local area. The Green Collection represents small luxury lodges, stylish & welcoming bed & breakfasts, self-contained cottages & chic retreats in stunning natural environments. Covering the highlights of each destination, we have selected activity operators with private or small group options to suit the Green Journeys traveller. Pick & choose from day trips, multi-day tours & accommodations to build a fully tailored itinerary.

The Itineraries Green Journeys itineraries follow New Zealand’s iconic touring routes, staying in a variety of environments from beaches to bush, wineries to high-country sheep stations. Travel at a slower pace to discover off-the-beaten-track gems & include favourite activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking, wildlife, fishing & wine tasting to create a truly personalised journey through New Zealand. We have built itineraries to appeal to special interests, honeymooners, active travellers or more relaxed travellers wanting simple relaxation, good food & wine & outstanding scenery. Adopt a complete itinerary or edit it to suit your particular needs & time frame.

Wild Collection Oceans to Alps Wild Havens of the Far South Birds of the North South Island Eco Wanderer Nature lovers, birders & travellers interested in discovering New Zealand’s unique birdlife & marine wildlife will enjoy these activities & destinations. Get off the beaten track for the best close-up encounters.

Green Gourmet Green Gourmet North Green Gourmet South The Original Green Gourmet Combine soft adventure with gourmet food & wine tasting on touring routes that discover some of New Zealand’s most loved food destinations as well as hidden gems, hand-crafted design, local art & culture.



Green Outdoors Volcanic Heartland Route 6 Adventure Southern Explorer Active holidays in the North & South Islands following some of the most rewarding touring routes & combining hiking, kayaking, biking, rafting or horse-trekking amidst some of the most beautiful scenery on earth. Choose activities & guides who will make your trip memorable, guide you safely in the outdoors & give you real insights into the local environment.

Romantic Short Breaks Enchanting North A Wild Romance Coastal Retreats Start or end a honeymoon or holiday with some special days of relaxation & romance. Indulge in exclusive hospitality, breathtaking scenic flights, wine tours, gourmet experiences & spa treatments combined with a selection of memorable day adventures away from the crowds.

New Zealand Icons A Hobbit’s Holiday New Zealand Family Holiday New Zealand Discovery When you want to see it all, but still explore New Zealand’s ‘must-do’ locations at a realistic pace. These itineraries are full of fun & adventure & ensure you come away with a real understanding of this extraordinarily varied country, its different landscapes, cultures & people.

Fishing & Golf Collection Trout Stalker Links, Lures & Lunch Fly Fishing Odyssey Combine a holiday in New Zealand with enjoying a favourite sport. New Zealand is equally famous for its stunning golf courses & superb fishing waters. Choose from North Island icons like Taupo or more remote southern rivers.



Dream Journeys When you start to plan, use our Journeys for inspiration and guidence. Browse a selection of ideas covering different themes and regions. Save any favourites as you navigate through the website.

Plan Luxury Collection When you have decided where you want to visit, search our Collection to get more information about the accommodation & activity options. Filter by regions and special interests.

Book & Go My Holiday Use My Holiday to sort everything into order, to email the operators and to save or print your full itinerary to take with you. Book direct or select one of our recommended travel agents near you.

NZ travel information Our website is packed with pages of travel information to help you create your ideal holiday.



White Label Site Embed our site as your own & keep the content on your website up to date by linking to a white label site which has your branding and allows you to print our pdf files with your logo embedded. All operator contact details are suppressed so all leads come directly to you.

Agent Page Information at your fingertips. A page designed to assist the travel trade booking boutique accommodations & activities. Search & Filter our Collection to find special interest activities for your clients. At your fingertips: – accommodation features – trip departure times – prices & terms – availability – contact details Register as a Green Journeys travel agent & get access to: – high res image galleries – text to use on your website – rates & product information

Green Gourmet Green Gourmet North

Add your Brand Create personalised itineraries & email an attractive travel pack with the route, accommodations & activities to your clients. Your logo & your contact details brand the pdfs from your company.

Our North Island Green Gourmet Journey provides an opportunity to explore and indulge in New Zealandʼs best food and wine regions, whilst enjoying local fare and a high standard of cuisine at specially chosen accommodations along the way. Several lodges are hosted by professional chefs who will cook for you personally and offer an insiderʼs guide to their local wine and food providers. Green Gourmet Journeys also allow you insights into our history and Maori culture. On this itinerary you start from Auckland, catching the short ferry ride out to the glorious and relaxing haven of Waiheke Island for your first two nights. Visit Taupo, Hawkes Bay wineries and orchards and end your journey in vibrant Wellington.

At a glance Duration: 10 days, 9 nights Connection points: Auckland airport Wellington airport or Inter Islander ferry Activity level: easy Best season: year round

Driving times Auckland - Waiheke 40 mins by ferry Waiheke - Taupo 4 hours Taupo - Napier 2 hours Napier - Wellington 4 1/4 hours






Rotorua Taupo Turangi & Ohakune Napier Picton Nelson Kapiti Coast Wellington Westport

Blenheim Kaikoura

Hokitika ranz Josef

Carino Sailing

Arthur’s Pass

Carino is a purpose built 50 ft catamaran that sails amongst the 144 islands that make up the beautiful Bay of Islands, just north of Auckland. A local family-run business.



TOURS Twizel

Six hour sailing trip, including island stop, barbeque lunch & the opportunity to view or swim with dolphins, snorkel or just relax & soak up the Oamaru wonderful scenery & abundant sea life. Departs Paihia 9.15am, Russell 9.45am, returns around 3.45pm, $130pp Clyde & Ophir CHARTERS ALSO AVAILABLE. $POA


Stewart Island

Vanessa McKay Paihia Wharf, Marsden Road, Paihia P +64 9 402 8040 M 027 493 3872 E W

TIME Unlimited Tours Extensive range of small group & private tours. Based in Auckland but with one way, return tours or multi-day tours that connect to accommodation in the Bay of Islands, Coromandel, Rotorua, Taupo or elsewhere. PRIVATE TOURS One day, one-way or multi-day to Hobbiton, Rotorua, Bay ofIslands, Turangi etc. From $495pp AUCKLAND HIGHLIGHTS HALF DAY TOUR Mt Eden, Auckland harbour views, Devonport cafes & shops. $165pp Optional return cruise.


Néill & Ceillhe Sperath Accommodation, city or airport pickup, Auckland P +64 9 846 3469 M 0274 846 369 E W


Takou River Lodge Romantic & secluded, self-contained accommodation on the banks of Takou River. Luxury eco resort comprising individual cottages & a new luxury glamping site on a 150 acre certified organic farm. Kayak to a sandy beach, enjoy pampering massages & a twilight hot tub. Takou River is just a short car journey from Kerikeri, 3.5 hours drive, or a 30 minute flight, from Auckland. Perfect for exploring the Bay of Islands. MEALS Self-catering or gourmet packages by prior arrangement. COMPLIMENTARY Kayaks canoes, outdoor baths, fishing, swimming, onsitewalks, & WIFI. PROPERTY FEATURES 5 acre sub tropical gardens, native bush, river front, kayaking, fishing & beach access. Alfresco baths & Hot Tub, Massages & Spa Treatments. Eco certified.

PRICE from $300 to $600 COTTAGES 5 | LUXURY TENT 1 | MAX GUESTS 26

SEE & DO Kayaking, beaches, relaxing, sailing with dolphins, New Zealand Maori history, Waitangi Treaty grounds, Cape Reinga.

Anna & Ian Sizer 660 Takou Bay Road, Kerikeri, Northland P +64 9 407 8065 M 027 545 7633 E W 6


Warblers Retreat Hidden Auckland Retreat. Boutique & private, eco-luxury accommodation, perfect for couples or singles. Self-catering cottage & studio set in a romantic & secluded hideaway 30 minutes drive from downtown Auckland. Beautifully landscaped, with large outdoor entertainment areas including salt water swimming pool & outdoor fire. Stunning nature walks & intimate soaking in secluded spa baths. Escape, relax, rejuvenate. MEALS Breakfast ingredients, self-cater facilities, restaurants deliver (by reservation). COMPLIMENTARY Edible garden, inverter machine & table tennis (Cottage), & WIFI. PROPERTY FEATURES Large landscaped garden, salt water pool, outdoor spa baths, BBQs, bush walks, open fireplace, private patios & glow-worms.

PRICE from $500 to $700 ROOMS 1 | APARTMENTS 1 | MAX GUESTS 4 SEE & DO Beaches, Wine & Food Trails, Upper Harbour Stadium Events, Snow Planet, Walking, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Fishing, Golf Driving Range, Auckland’s islands & Muriwai Gannet Colony.


Barb & Dave Milina 8/361 Paremoremo Road, Albany, Auckland P +64 9 414 4503 M 027 543 0288 E W


Auckland Seaplanes View New Zealand’s beauty with an award-winning company offering 1st Class customer service & professionalism. Take off & land in the harbour for scenic flights, secluded beach stops, fishing in the Hauraki Gulf or fly to many islands & destinations along the coast of the North Island & lakes around Rotorua & Taupo. Bookings Multilingual Staff SCENIC FLIGHTS from $200 FLY & DINE from $280 TRANSFERS from $200

11 Brigham Street, Freemans Bay, Auckland P +64 9 390 1121 E W

Ananda Tours Waiheke Island is a short ferry ride from downtown Auckland but a world away. Ananda Tours offers a perfect introduction to its wine, art & gourmet scene. GOURMET FOOD & WINE TOUR Artisan producers & wineries. Small group full day tour. 9.30am-3.30pm. $170pp EXCLUSIVE WINE TOURS Tailored itineraries to three of the best vineyards. Bookings essential. 10am–4pm $278pp

Jenny McDonald & Brooke Robinson Matiatia, Waiheke Wharf, Waiheke Island P +64 9 372 7530 M 027 233 4565 E W

The Boatshed Small, personally hosted, luxury hotel on Waiheke Island, Auckland. The causal chic architecture comprises 5 guest suites (3 Boatsheds, the Lighthouse & the Bridge Suite) & 2 bungalows offering privacy, spacious living & perfect sea views. Located 5 minutes uphill from sandy Little Oneroa beach. Guests can take advantage of all day dining & extensive grounds.

MEALS Breakfast, lunch, dinner. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, on-island transfers. PROPERTY FEATURES Private onsite indoor & enchanting garden dining spaces, perfect romantic setting, walk to local wineries or the beach. Two adjacent bungalow cottages also available.

PRICE from $685 to $1,120  OOMS 5 | COTTAGES 2 R MAX GUESTS 14

Jonathan Scott SEE & DO Beaches, wineries, gourmet & local art, craft or sculpture discovery tours with Ananda tours, Auckland city ferry cruises.

Cnr Tawa & Huia Street, Little Oneroa, Waiheke Island P +64 9 372 3242 M 021 512 127 E W



Colleith Lodge Situated in Tairua, the gateway to the Coromandel, this 5 star luxury lodge is set in a breath-taking location overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The silence is broken only by the sound of birdsong. This boutique lodge is set amidst native bush & tropical planting & is built for guest comfort. All rooms overlook Tairua Estuary, Pauanui & the Pacific Ocean. Conveniently located for access to Hot Water & Hahei beaches & Cathedral Cove. MEALS Breakfast. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, evening wine & canapes, tea/coffee. PROPERTY FEATURES Central Coromandel Peninsula location, views, pool, restaurants & cafes within walking distance, 1.5 acres native bush setting.

PRICE from $495 to $525 ROOMS 3 | MAX GUESTS 6 SEE & DO Onsite walks, Kiwi Dundee guided walks, Cathedral Cove Kayaking, Harley Davison motorbike tours. Beautiful beaches, including Hot Water beach, Driving Creek Railway.


Helen Bissett & Wayne Tourell 8 Rewa Rewa Valley Road, Tairua, Coromandel P +64 7 864 7970 M 027 493 7290 E W


Cathedral Cove Kayaks Superb scenery, sheltered waters, professional guides & top equipment. The area has beautiful beaches & marine sanctuaries so offers excellent wildlife viewing. CATHEDRAL COVE CLASSIC 3 hours exploring beaches, caves, rock gardens, spotting marine life & landing at the famous cove. 8.45 & 1.30pm daily. $105pp BIG DAY IN THE BAY Full 6 hour day, coastal kayaking & landing at Mahurangi Island. 8.45am. $170pp

Mike Grogan 88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei P +64 7 866 3877 M 0274 430 266 E W

Kiwi Dundee Adventures Personalised small groups or private customised tours, walks & soft adventure on the Coromandel Peninsula & New Zealand-wide. NATURE & COAST A sample of Coromandel Peninsula’s heritage & scenic beauty, glowworms, rainforest, famous Hot Water Beach & Cathedral Cove. $260pp COROMANDEL CIRCUIT One day tour of the Peninsula: giant kauri forest, historic Coromandel town, Driving Creek Railway. From $325pp

Doug Johansen & Jan Poole Pick-up from Pauanui, Tairua & Whangamata P +64 7 865 8809 M 0274 746 219 E W

Bularangi Motorbikes Harley Davidson rentals, guided or self-guided tours, chauffeured tours. Choose from a large fleet of late model Harley Davidsons. Depots throughout New Zealand. CHAUFFEURED PASSENGER TOUR Spectacular tour of the Coromandel, fully escorted, side-car tour, including lunch. $650pp DAILY RENTAL Fully equipped for life on the road. 1-14 day rental rates available. Guided or unguided. From $210 per day

Ali Howie Auckland, Waihi, Wellington, Christchurch & Queenstown P +64 7 863 6069 M 021 223 5844 E W

White Island Tours White Island offers outstanding geothermal activity. Get up close to roaring steam vents, bubbling pits of mud, hot volcanic streams & a spectacular main crater. Include in a Coromandel/Rotorua/Hawkes Bay circuit. WHITE ISLAND TOUR Boat transfer & 1 1/2 hour exploration of this dramatic island. $219pp (ex Whakatane) or $349pp (ex Rotorua) MOUTOHORA ISLAND SANCTUARY Nature walk to view endangered birdlife & a chance to swim at a hotwater beach. 10am-1.30pm. $99pp

Bookings 15 The Strand, Whakatane P +64 7 308 9588 FP 0800 733 529 E W



Koura Lodge An unrivalled lakefront location & tranquil surroundings just five minutes’ drive from Rotorua town centre. Offering a variety of room styles, all featuring magnificent lake views. Guests can enjoy a range of onsite facilities; charter fishing, scenic flights, canoeing, & relaxing in the lakeside hot tub & sauna. MEALS Buffet & Cooked Breakfast. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, WIFI, sauna, hot-tub & canoes. PROPERTY FEATURES Private lake edge property with all rooms offering stunning lake views, waterfront access, surrounded by native gardens & birdlife.

PRICE from $525 to $695

David & Gina Wells


209 Kawaha Point Road, Kawaha Point, Rotorua

SEE & DO Lake cruise, fish or fly fish, mountain bike, kayak, visit Te Puia Maori cultural centre & thermal park, Polynesian Spa, White Island.


P +64 7 348 5868 E W


Te Puia Te Puia is 5 mins from Rotorua, in the Whakarewarea Valley. Home to the New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute, kiwi enclosure & 60ha of geothermal wonders. TE PUIA VALLEY ENTRY Explore the geothermal valley, visit the kiwi house, view the largest natural geyser in the Southern Hemisphere. $51pp GUIDED TOUR & STEAMBOX LUNCH Your tour of the valley & crafts school finishes with lunch cooked by geothermal steam. $99pp EVENING BANQUET Visit the maori marae, see a haka, enjoy a traditional banquet. $153pp

Bookings Hemo Road, Tihiotonga Rotorua P +64 7 348 9047 FP 0800 837842 E W

Cruise & Fish Cruise & Fish Rotorua offer fly fishing adventures & fishing charter packages for rainbow & brown trout. Fish & explore Lake Tarawera’s natural hot water springs, bush walks, the Tarawera river & falls. Swim & relax. TROUT FISHING CHARTER Explore the lake cruising, swimming, fishing, cook your catch! 3 hour charters recommended, $275 per hour FLY FISHING Full day guided fly fishing on the region’s rivers, streams & lakes. 4WD or remote heli-access for the best fishing spots. From $950 (1-2 people)

John Hamill Pick-up from Rotorua accommodations P +64 21 951 959 M 021 951 959 E W

Polynesian Spa Right on the edge of Lake Rotorua with stunning lake views, multiple geothermal bathing areas, private mineral pools & a full range of rejuvenating spa & massage therapies. Facilities include cafe & shop, premium area, family area, private & adult-only pools. LAKE SPA & ADULT POOLS Relaxing & therapeutic lakeside pools of natural mineral water with a range of geothermal temperatures & stunning lake views. $29-$48pp


SPA THERAPY Massage, facials, body wraps & treatment menu available. From $99pp

P +64 7 348 1328 FP 0508 POLY SPA E W

Lakeside. Hinemoa Street, Rotorua

Volcanic Air Volcanic Air is Rotorua’s longest established & most experienced helicopter & floatplane operator. ERUPTION TRAIL TOUR Take off from the lakefront by floatplane to soar over a majestic landscape of lakes, thermal reserves & volcanoes. 30 mins $235pp WHITE ISLAND Fly & land on White Island, New Zealand’s only permanently active volcano. Take a guided tour of the island’s crater floor, active steam vents, vibrant sulphur formations & steaming crater 2.5-3 hrs. $865pp

Bookings Memorial Drive, Rotorua City Lakefront, Rotorua P +64 7 348 9984 FP 0800 800 848 E W



Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park Orakei Korako is one of the best thermal areas to visit in New Zealand, located close to half-way between Rotorua & Taupo. ORAKEI KORAKO CAVE & THERMAL PARK TOURS New Zealand’s largest geyser field. Mudpools, emerald terraces, springs & the sacred Ruatapu Cave. Cafe onsite. Ferry access 8am-4.30pm. 45 minutes from Rotorua, 25 mins from Taupo or take a scenic flight there with Taupo’s Float Plane. $36pp MUDCAKE CAFE lunch overlooking the river & steam.

Bookings 494 Orakei Korako Road, Reporoa P +64 7 378 3131 E W

Sail Barbary Take a spectacular scenic cruise across Great Lake Taupo to the Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings on board one of two historic, eco-friendly, white sailing yachts. MAORI ROCK CARVINGS CRUISE Sail Barbary to Lake Taupo’s iconic Maori Rock Carvings. 2.5 hour sailing, 10:30am & 2pm departures daily plus 5pm in summer, From $49 - 54pp PRIVATE CHARTERS Exclusive private skippered 2.5 to 6-hour sail boat charter. BYO food & beverage option. From $749 per boat (up to 15 people)

Jamie Looner Berths 9 & 10, Redoubt Street, Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo P +64 7 378 5879 E W

Acacia Cliffs Lodge Perched high on a ridge above Lake Taupo, this luxury lodge offers an uninterrupted panorama of Lake Taupo, Mount Tauhara & the Kaimanawa Ranges. Enjoy one of Taupo’s most magnificent views from the lodge bedrooms & living areas. Private & luxurious rooms, superb chef prepared breakfasts.

MEALS Breakfast. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, in-room refreshments, bottle of wine on arrival, pre-dinner canapes & drinks, WIFI, Taupo airport transfers. PROPERTY FEATURES Stunning views, contemporary stylish design.

PRICE from $650 to $750 ROOMS 4 | MAX GUESTS 9

Linda & Rick Whitlock SEE & DO Orakei Korako thermal park, Huka Falls, Wairakei Golf Course, volcanic scenic flights, Tongariro Crossing, lake or fly fishing, rafting & lake cruises.


1/133 Mapara Road, Acacia Bay, Taupo P +64 7 378 1551 M 021 821 338 E W


Taupo’s Floatplane Sight-seeing tours over New Zealand’s central volcanic plateau taking off from Australasia’s largest lake, Great Lake Taupo. Fly in a Cessna 206 float plane above Tongariro National Park, the Bay of Plenty &, of course, Taupo! MT RUAPEHU VISTA Fly over World Heritage Tongariro National Park, Mt Ruapehu & Ngauruhoe, red crater & the blue & emerald lakes. $415pp OREKEI KORAKO Taupo to Orekei Korako thermal park, visit, & return via the Huka Falls. $345pp

Neil Kemp Redoubt Street, Taupo P +64 7 378 7500 E W

Tongariro Guided Walks Exclusive private group guiding by knowledgeable, caring guides. Spectacular scenery & many hiking options to take advantage of this World Heritage region. TONGARIRO ALPINE CROSSING Challenging but rewarding hiking over 19 kms of active volcanic terrain, amazing views all the way. From $345pp private, $220pp small group TONGARIRO ALPINE EXPERIENCE A half day option taking in the first section of the Alpine Crossing. From $190pp private $120pp small group Groups are generally 2-6, maximum of 8. Private & solo guided options also.

Terry Blumhardt Pick-up from Turangi & National Park accommodations P +64 27 308 9689 FP 0800 4 A WALK E W

River Birches Lodge Nestled in an idyllic peaceful garden, alongside the Tongariro River, this small luxury lodge is in the heart of an area renowned for its fishing & hiking, a perfect retreat after accomplishing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Enjoy guided walks, white water rafting, mountain biking, skiing & fishing or just relax in the lodge’s private surroundings & shady riverside garden.

MEALS Breakfast & dinner. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, WIFI, tea & coffee. PROPERTY FEATURES A quiet riverside haven, close to the Tongariro National Park, Tongariro Crossing, fishing & rafting. Relaxing outdoor areas & private hot tub in the Admiral’s Room.

PRICE from $457 to $765  OOMS 3 | COTTAGE 1 | R MAX GUESTS 13

Jason & Rebeca Bleibtreu SEE & DO Tongariro Alpine Crossing, walking or guided hikes with Tongariro Guided Walks, river rafting, fishing, biking, Mountain Air scenic flights over the volcanoes.

19 Koura Street, Turangi P +64 7 386 0445 M 027 406 3650 E W



Tongariro Suites @ The Rocks Set in one hectare of landscaped grounds, with a large pond & NZ native plants. All suites have mountain views, generous living areas & large decks to relax on after a busy day exploring the Tongariro National Park. The four suites are furnished with European flair & touches of bold colours. Restaurants are within a 10-15 minute drive. MEALS Continental breakfast provisions & BBQ area. COMPLIMENTARY WIFI, BBQ & Hot Tub. PROPERTY FEATURES Self-contained suites with mountain views set in landscaped grounds with pond.

PRICE from $265 to $340 ROOMS 4 | MAX GUESTS 8 SEE & DO Tongariro Crossing, mountain biking (Old Coach Roach Cycle trail), Whanganui River by jet boat & canoe. Whakapapa & Turoa ski fields 30 minute drive.


Elsbeth Bloem & Carel Sietses 27 Hutiwai Road, Horopito, near Ohakune P +64 6 385 4431 M 027 231 4111 E W


Waimarama Maori Tours A Maori experience packed with local history, conversations & insights. Range of half & full day tours also available.

DAY IN THE LIFE OF A MAORI ELDER Walk ancestral lands where people lived over 700 years ago. Visit a plant nursery where the family strives to restore native bush. Understand the challenges of combining this in a contemporary farming business. Visit the family at their ancestral home & marae. Share a meal at a local Hawke’s Bay restaurant. $395pp

Robert MacDonald Havelock North, Hawkes Bay P +64 21 057 0935 M 021 057 0935 E W

Gannet Safaris Overland Experience an overland safari through spectacular coastal scenery & Cape Kidnappers farm to visit the world’s largest accessible mainland Gannet nesting site.

OVERLAND SAFARI The 20,000 gannets at the cape are members of the Booby family, with distinctive black eye markings & a pale gold crown. Visit the adults & young nesting in serried rows carrying out their daily routine. The birds can be seen Sept-April. Individual, group or private Range Rover tours. From $80pp

John Worley & Sophie Phillips 396 Clifton Road, Te Awanga, Hawke’s Bay P +64 6 875 0888 E W

Breckenridge Lodge Renowned chef, Malcolm Redmond provides superb kiwi hospitality & gourmet garden-grown food, accompanied by the best hand-picked Hawkes Bay wines. Breckenridge Lodge is nestled in the picturesque valley of Omarunui close to Napier & Hastings in the sunny Hawke’s Bay, overlooking a valley of vines. Enjoy the garden, the good books & music & superb cuisine.

MEALS Breakfast & dinner. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast & evening drinks. PROPERTY FEATURES A true gourmet lodge owned & run by a passionate chef, perfectly matched to the foodie region in which it is located.

PRICE from $650 to $895 ROOMS 5 | MAX GUESTS 10

Malcolm Redmond & Ellie Zugel SEE & DO Cooking classes, winery visits, farmers markets, Napier Art Deco tours, the gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers, Waimarama Maori tours.

1 Breckenridge Lane, Hastings P +64 6 844 9411 E W



Long Island Guides Personally guided & customised tours of Hawkes Bay. Choose from farm, forest, Maori history & culture, arts & crafts, wine or gourmet experiences, cycling or garden tours designed to suit your time & interests. BEST OF THE BAY Put yourself in your guide’s hands & discover the best experiences in the region. Tours can be varied to include special interests. From $199 per hour WINE & FOOD LOVERS TOUR Tailor-made full or half day tours experiencing local wineries & talking to local artisans & wine-makers. From $199 per hour

Edward Gordon Pick up from Napier & Hastings accommodations P +64 6 561 1214 M 027 224 3040 E W

Odyssey New Zealand Odyssey New Zealand Tours are Hawke’s Bay’s wine & gourmet specialists. Tour wineries enjoying lunch & superb local cuisine. Exclusive tailor made Range Rover tours or cycle options also available.

Bookings HAWKES BAY ODYSSEY EXPERIENCE A full day tour of the best large & small wineries including visiting a wine museum & a gourmet lunch. $279pp

Napier i-site, Marine Parade, Napier

TWILIGHT ODYSSEY Indulge in a 3-course progressive winery dinner enjoyed at a selection of NZ’s top winery restaurants, including a champagne sunset from Te Mata Peak. $269pp

P +64 6 211 3116 FP 0508 639 773 E W

Kapiti Island Nature Tours Kapiti Island offers one of New Zealand’s premier nature experiences, interacting with highly endangered wildlife in a predator & pest free island environment. DAY TOUR An introduction & one hour guided walk on this forested island discovering New Zealand birdlife, history, Maori culture & unsurpassed hospitality. Short ferry access. Allow one hour to drive to Paraparaumu Beach north of Wellington. Approx 9am-3pm, $173pp lunch included.

Minnie Clark Waiorua Bay, Kapiti Island P +64 21 126 7525 M 021 126 7525 E W

Flat Earth Choose from a wide selection of cultural, Maori, arts, Lord of the Rings & history or nature tours. Perfect to orient yourself in Wellington.

CAPITAL ARTS TOUR A tour of local galleries & the Wellington arts & crafts scene. Half day, $225pp MIDDLE EARTH EXTENDED EDITION Immerse yourself in Middle Earth, from local film locations to Weta workshops, alfresco lunch. Full day 8 hour tour, 9am pick-up, $385pp


Bookings Central House, 124 Waterloo Quay, Wellington P +64 4 472 9635 FP 0800 775 805 E W


Atahuri Lodge Architecturally designed to blend with its seaside environment, the private suites all have views of Kapiti Island. The central hub includes cosy seating & a dining area that leads out to the sand-dunes & beach. The sheltered courtyard has an open fire & BBQ, swimming pool & spa & a rooftop deck with breathtaking views. Meals include the best of gourmet offerings from the Kapiti Coast. MEALS Breakfast & dinners by prior arrangement COMPLIMENTARY Bottle of wine on arrival, use of bikes, kites, pool & spa. PROPERTY FEATURES Sea views, beach access, art by owner, private suites in a garden setting.

PRICE from $500 to $600

Robyn Renouf


51 Pingao Lane, Peka Peka Beach, Kapiti Coast

SEE & DO Kapiti Island wildlife excursion, golf, unspoilt beaches, local walks & cycling, Te Papa, Weta workshops, Wellington Botanical Gardens, Zealandia.

P +64 4 293 5555 E W 18


Ohtel Perfectly located in Oriental Bay, just along from Te Papa Museum & the galleries & restaurants of Wellington’s harbour frontage. Ohtel offers unpretentious award- winning service in an inspirational environment. Enjoy Ohtel’s harbourside location, free WIFI, SKY channels, & midcentury furnishings. MEALS Coffee, Wine & Tapas bar coming soon. COMPLIMENTARY WIFI, tea & coffee making. PROPERTY FEATURES Original & stylish architectural design, true boutique hotel & great location on Oriental Parade with access to harbour & Te Papa museum.

PRICE from $296 to $595 ROOMS 10 | MAX GUESTS 24 SEE & DO Te Papa Museum, Flat Earth sightseeing & LOTR tours, Weta Workshops, Kapiti Island wildlife excursion, Wellington Botanical Gardens, Zealandia, harbourside walks, excellent restaurants.


Reservations 66 Oriental Parade, Wellington P +64 4 803 0600 E W


TIME Unlimited Tours Travel in luxurious comfort with an award-winning tour operator. Personalised & bespoke tours & transfers. Exceptional service with a unique blend of Kiwi and Maori hospitality & a strong eco-focus. MULTI-DAY TOURS Your knowledgeable guides will ensure you experience New Zealand’s people, cultures, cuisine, diverse cities, coastlines, flora & fauna.

Neill & Ceillhe Sperath Accommodation, city & airport pick-ups, Auckland

P +64 9 846 3469 LUXURY TRANSFERS Connect to your next M 027 484 6369 accommodation with a one-way tour from Auckland. E PRICE $POA W

Bularangi Motorbikes Harley Davidson specialists with rentals & tours throughout New Zealand. Five depots cover the North & South Island; in Auckland, Waihi, Wellington, Christchurch & Queenstown. Bularangi offer by Harley Davidson rental, independent motorbike tours, fully guided self ride motorbike tours or chauffeured passenger tours (for those without a motorbike license.) Local New Zealand guides & support vehicles available for non-riders. Guided trips run October to May & include guide late model Harley Davidson motorcycles, fuel, lunches, insurance, accommodation, dinners & selected excursions. PRICE $POA

Ali Howie Auckland, Waihi, Wellington, Christchurch & Queenstown P +64 7 863 6069 M 021 223 5844 E W

Kiwi Dundee Companion Tours NZ Eco Tourism Award winners & Queen’s Medal recipients for their work in tourism. Doug & Jan have guided visitors all over New Zealand for many years. COMPANION TOURS are customised private tours with Doug & Jan as your personal companions. Every tour is tailormade to your special interests & to suit all ages & fitness levels. Their specialty is soft adventure tours & walks, sharing in- depth knowledge, a passion for nature & personal favorite destinations. Luxury travel at your own pace in airconditioned vehicles. PRICE $POA

Doug Johansen & Jan Poole Accommodation pick-up, North Island P +64 7 865 8809 M 027 474 6219 E W


Turangi & Ohakune


Napier Picton Nelson Kapiti Coast Wellington Westport

Blenheim Kaikoura

Hokitika Franz Josef

Arthur’s Pass

Fox Christchurch Wanaka

Twizel Oamaru


Clyde & Ophir Dunedin

Te Anau Invercargill Stewart Island

The George A consistently popular small luxury hotel perfectly situated beside beautiful Hagley Park & the river Avon offering a tranquil city retreat. Impeccable service, spacious rooms overlooking the park & two award winning in-house restaurants. The location is the best in the city; peaceful yet central. Walk or bike to the botanical gardens, cafes & shops. The separate “Residence” accommodates 6 people.

MEALS Breakfast, lunch & dinner. COMPLIMENTARY WIFI, refreshments, parking, laundry, newspaper, mountain bikes & off-site gym. PROPERTY FEATURES Small boutique hotel, superb Pescatore Restaurant & more casual 50 Bistro.

PRICE from $505 to $965  OOMS 53 | COTTAGE 1 | R MAX GUESTS 108

Reservations SEE & DO Hagley Park, Botanical Gardens, Shigeru Ban Cathedral, Quake City Display at Canterbury Museum, Canterbury Trails tours or the city & wider region including Kaikoura.


50 Park Terrace, Christchurch P +64 3 379 4560 FP 0800 100 220 E W


Canterbury Trails Small group guided day trips & private tailor-made tours of the Canterbury region, including Akaroa, Arthur’s Pass & Kaikoura. AKAROA TOUR Explore the village & take a harbour cruise to see Hectors dolphins, penguins & fur seals. From $265pp CITY GARDEN TOUR Explore two private & two public gardens, includes morning tea & lunch. 8.30am4.30pm. from $265pp ARTHUR’S PASS TOUR Tranz-Alpine Train & guided hikes at Arthur’s Pass returning by mini-bus. From $545pp

Irene Hayward & Chris Platt Pick-up from accommodations P +64 3 384 6148 M 021 384 614 E W

Whale Watch Kaikoura Take a cruise off the Kaikoura coast with the legendary Whale Watch company. Year round whale encounters. Specially designed vessels & a 95% success rate.

WHALE WATCH TOURS In addition to the whales, fur seals, dolphins & albatross are also frequently seen. Allow 3.5 hours including 2.5 hours on the water. 7.15am, 10am & 12.45am departures with additional timings over the summer season, $150pp

Bookings The Whaleway Station, Whaleway Road, Kaikoura P +64 3 319 6767 FP 0800 655 121 E W

Encounter Kaikoura Dolphins & albatross are resident year round in the marinerich Kaikoura coastal waters. Your guides are dedicated to providing an authentic wildlife experience. DOLPHIN ENCOUNTER Watch or swim with wild Dusky dolphins off the Kaikoura coast. 3.5 hours, departs 2-3 times daily, $95-$175pp ALBATROSS ENCOUNTER A 2.5 hour coastal cruise to view albatross, petrels, shearwaters, shags, terns & gulls, just 15 mins from the shore. Departs 2-3 times daily, $125pp

Bookings 96 Esplanade, Kaikoura P +64 3 319 6777 FP 0800 733 365 E W

Wings Over Whales Experience Kaikoura’s mighty Sperm whale, playful Dusky Dolphins, & majestic scenery from above. Towering mountains, panoramic ocean views & a year-round whale & dolphin population, Kaikoura is a spectacular place. WHALE WATCHING FLIGHTS Whale watching by aeroplane offers the unique perspective of viewing the entire whale from head to tail as he breathes on the ocean’s surface. You will have your own window seat & the opportunity to clearly view & photograph Kaikoura’s marine wildlife during your 30-minute flight from the comfort of a high winged aircraft. $180pp

Bookings Kaikoura Airport Terminal, 617 Main South Road, Kaikoura P +64 3 319 6580 E W



Fyffe Country Lodge Fyffe Country Lodge in Kaikoura is a magnificent 5-star 6-room accommodation 300 metres from the shoreline of the stunning Kaikoura coast. This architecturally designed Kaikoura accommodation is surrounded by manicured gardens with stunning alpine views to Mt Fyffe & the Kaikoura Seaward Range. The on-site restaurant specializes in seafood. MEALS Breakfast & licenced dining, dinner reservations essential. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast & WIFI. PROPERTY FEATURES Mature gardens, on-site restaurant, mud-brick construction, spectacular mountain views.

PRICE from $295 to $675

Chris Rye


458 State Highway One, Kaikoura

SEE & DO Whale watch, Dolphin Swimming, Kayaking, Peninsula Walks, Crayfish (koura) for dinner.


P +64 3 318 6869 M 027 768 0468 E W


The Factory Uniquely designed self-contained accommodation in a glamorously renovated historic factory 10 mins north of Kaikoura. Single party bookings only, private courtyard, outside spa, & choice of full breakfasts or self-catering. The Factory accommodates up to 6 people in 3 king bedrooms & suits couples, families or friends travelling together. Whale watching, dolphin, seal, albatross & birdlife viewing. MEALS Breakfast or self-cater. COMPLIMENTARY WIFI, laundry, self-catering facilities. PROPERTY FEATURES Exclusive luxury accommodation adjacent to Hapuku Beach, ‘industrial chic’ decor, underfloor heating, full kitchen facilities, log burner, outdoor spa, blu-ray tv & barbecue. Single party bookings only.

PRICE from $480 to $630 APARTMENTS 1 | MAX GUESTS 6

Paul & Janet Boocock SEE & DO Whale watching flights or cruises, dolphin tours & swimming, superb sea life discovery, local hikes & day walks.

5 Old Beach Road, Hapuku, Kaikoura P +64 3 319 3034 M 022 011 5233 E W

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre Visit the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre where the story of aviation is brought tolife in two world-class exhibitions both featuring mannequins by cinematic geniusesWeta Workshop. Open 7 days until 5pm. 5 kms from Blenheim. KNIGHTS OF THE SKY film director Sir Peter Jackson’s collection of WW1 aircraft & memorabilia. $25pp

Jo McMillan

DANGEROUS SKIES stars a WW2 Griffon powered Spitfire & the world’s only flyable Avro Anson Mk.1. $20pp

79 Aerodrome Road, Omaka, Blenheim

JOYRIDES Boeing Stearman or Yakovlev Yak 3. From $250-$2999 non-commissionable

P +64 3 579 1305 E W

Marlborough Tour Company Explore Pelorus, Kenepuru & Queen Charlotte Sounds, beautiful calm cruising & local seafood washed down with a glass of wine. Or tour the Blenheim wine country.

GREENSHELL MUSSEL CRUISE Afternoon tour sampling local seafood on the Sound. Departs 1:30pm from Havelock marina. 3 hours, $125pp MARLBOROUGH ICONS TOUR The very best Marlborough has to offer in wine, scenery & seafood. Tours can also be tailored to suit you. Full day, $210pp

Bookings Grovetown Park, State Highway 1, Blenheim P +64 3 577 9997 FP 0800 990 800 E W



The Peppertree A gracious Edwardian villa built in 1901 & surrounded by 10 acres of farmland, vineyard, olive grove & beautiful gardens, nestled quietly amid the world famous Marlborough wine region. Enjoy a beautifully preserved piece of New Zealand heritage as well as the opportunity to speak to a passionate winemaker. Your host Werner makes ‘The Peppertree Chardonnay’ grown on the Peppertree vineyard. MEALS Breakfast & platters. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, coffee & tea, fruit& refreshments & WIFI. PROPERTY FEATURES Edwardian villa set in 10 acres of gardens & the Peppertree vineyard, orchard & olive grove. Hosts will share their passion for winemaking & viticulture.

PRICE from $540 to $690 ROOMS 5 | MAX GUESTS 10 SEE & DO Marlborough wineries, vineyard cycling, Molesworth High Country Farm tours, Driftwood Eco Tours, Marlborough Sounds day cruises, hike or kayak the Queen Charlotte Track.


Heidi & Werner Pluss 3284 State Highway 1, Blenheim P +64 3 520 9200 E W


McCormick House Eco accredited 5 star bed & breakfast just 5 minutes from Picton ferries & train station. Historic house in large mature native gardens with 3 ensuite bedrooms featuring handcrafted furniture. Ideal base for Queen Charlotte activities, hiking, kayaking or mountain biking or local dolphin tours & nature trips. Easy day trips to Blenheim to visit Marlborough’s vineyards & cafés. MEALS Breakfast & antipasto platters. COMPLIMENTARY Gourmet breakfasts, unlimited WIFI & free off-street parking. PROPERTY FEATURES Extensive grounds, historic house, kiwi hosts & native birds.

PRICE from $390 to $490

Jeanne & Carl Beaumont


21 Leicester Street, Picton

SEE & DO hikes including Queen Charlotte Track, Essons Valley, Picton Waikawa track,Tirohanga Walkway, Victoria Domain, Bobs Bay & The Snout & mountain bike tracks, from gentle to challenging.

P +64 3 573 5253 M 021 298 9106 E W 26


Wilderness Guides Wilderness Guides are based in Picton & offer full day & multi-day guided trips on Queen Charlotte Sound staying at waterfront lodges, bike, hike & kayak combos as well as bike & kayak rentals. ONE DAY GUIDED WALK Queen Charlotte Track day walk. Voyage Picton to Ships Cove & hike 15 kms to Endeavour Inlet. Full day guided tour. $370pp PACKED LUNCH SUPPLIED HALF DAY GUIDED KAYAK Kayak on the Sound. See sting rays, eagle rays, cormorants, little blue penguins, seals & starfish. Departs 8.30am & 12.30pm. 4 hours, $99pp

Juliet & Steve Gibbons Corner London Quay & Wellington Street, Picton P +64 3 573 5432 FP 0800 266 266 E W

Reid Helicopters Nelson Locally owned helicopter company offering exhilarating experiences in the Nelson & Marlborough regions. Choose from a wide range of scenic flights, gourmet experiences & private charters into the three spectacular national parks. ABEL TASMAN EXPERIENCE Overfly the golden sand beaches & pristine waters of the Abel Tasman with a landing at Awaroa Bay. From $335pp LORD OF THE RINGS TOUR Land on Mt Owen and/or Mt Olympus. From $300pp BLUE LAKE EXPRESS Fly over the world’s clearest lake & land on the edge of Nelson Lakes National Park. From $395pp

Toby & Rachael Reid 256 Eighty Eight Valley Road, Wakefield, Nelson P +64 3 541 9530 M 021 273 5023 E W

Wine Art & Wilderness Nelson’s premier private tour & luxury transfer provider offers a diverse range of tours using luxury vehicles. Each day will be fun, informative & inspiring. EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE WINE OR ART TOUR visit Nelson’s boutique wineries & taste wines with your expert guide, stop for lunch at a picturesque vineyard; explore Nelson’s jewels & access artists’ studios not usually open to the public. Full day tours from $600pp EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE ABEL TASMAN or KAHURANGI TOUR kayak or hike with your own guide at your own pace. Full day tours from $600pp PRIVATE LUXURY TRANSFERS Nelson Airport, Picton Ferry & onwards accommodations $POA


Noel Kennedy Pick up from accommodation P +64 27 577 6975 FP 0800 326 868 E W


The Resurgence Surrounded by birds, this relaxed & friendly lodge is just 15 minutes from the Abel Tasman National Park, an easy day-trip to Nelson or Golden Bay & a perfect base for exploring the Nelson area. Accommodation comprises private luxury chalets all with wide bush views, & lodge rooms. Enjoy in-house dining showcasing local produce or guests can self-cater. Voted one of the world’s 25 best eco-lodges. MEALS Breakfast, picnics & dinner. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, WIFI, pool, hot tub, gym, sauna & mountain bikes. PROPERTY FEATURES Set in 50 acres of native bush with walking trails, superb cuisine, close by Abel Tasman National Park.

PRICE from $695 to $995 ROOMS 4 | COTTAGES 6 | MAX GUESTS 20 SEE & DO Abel Tasman National Park, kayaking, hiking, cruising. Tasman Taste Trail biking. Nelson wine & art trails, helicopter tours. Golden Bay & Kahurangi National Park, birding & eco tours.

Clare de Carteret-Bisson & Peter Adams 574 Riwaka Valley Road, Motueka P +64 3 528 4664 E W 28


Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle A superb family owned service taking you in & out of the bays & coves of Abel Tasman National Park. Allows for regular access to the track for day walkers & hikers. Hop off at one bay & rejoin at an another. SEALS & HIKE Regular departures, enjoy a cruise to a seal colony then a self-guided 1.5 hour or 5.5 hour hike along the idyllic coast of Abel Tasman National Park. $66pp FULL SCENIC 3-4 hour cruise the length of the park, seals, island bird sanctuary, beautiful beaches. $76pp

Bookings Kaiteriteri Beach P +64 3 527 8688 FP 0800 732 748 E W

Abel Tasman Eco Tours Wildlife & conservation-oriented boat & walking adventures offering daily tours into coastal & inland Abel Tasman National Park & Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Small numbers only, private charters available. GOLDEN FUTURE TOUR From Marahau take a guided boat & walking tour, visiting all the best locations in the Abel Tasman park. Full day, max 14 people, $187pp

Stew Robertson

PROMISED LAND TOUR From the top of Takaka Hill take a guided 4 hour walk to Wainui Hut through native beech forest filled with wildlife. Max 8 people, full day, $187pp

P +64 21 546 916 FP 0800 223 538 E W

Marahau Boat Ramp

The Sea Kayak Company A locally owned & operated boutique sea kayaking operation guiding the beautiful coastline of Abel Tasman National Park. Trips include a scenic boat cruise at the start & end of the day. KAYAK &HIKE Half day guided kayak tour with either a 3 hour hike or relaxed 90-minute unguided hike. From $179-209pp FULL DAY KAYAK Full day guided kayak in the marine reserve visiting Tonga Island & its flourishing seal colony, Bark Bay & Anchorage. $220pp

Paul & Andrea Kerwin 506 High Street, Motueka P +64 3 528 7251 FP 0508 25 29 25 E W

Abel Tasman Charters Abel Tasman Charters luxurious boats offering exclusive daily tours into the Abel Tasman National Park & Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Small numbers only, private charters also available. LUXURY DAY CRUISE Cruise the coast of Abel Tasman National Park, relax, kayak, walk, swim, view native birds & sea life & enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic. Max 10 people, full day, $285pp PRIVATE CHARTER Luxury do-as- you-please day out exploring the glorious Abel Tasman coastline, swim, cruise, walk. 6 hours, $2280


Rod Stuart Stephens Bay, Kaiteriteri P +64 3 528 8112 M 027 441 8588 E W


Trail Journeys Nelson Trail Journeys offer leisurely tours of stunning coastal & inland Nelson,vineyards & the craft beer trail. New Nelson e-bike tours are also available.

MOUTERE HILLS WINERY TOUR - BY E-BIKE Explore the picturesque countryside of the Moutere valley. All equipment provided with our awesome guide. Includes return transport & wine tastings. $365pp THE GREAT TASTE TRAIL allows for day or multi-day rides, guided or self- guided options. $POA

Andrew Schwass & Sean Doherty The Coolstores, 8 Aranui Road, Mapua Wharf P +64 3 540 3095 FP 0800 292 538 E W

Cape Farewell Horse Treks At one of the most remote points of the South Island, Cape Farewell Horsetreks offer a unique riding experience. Lots of riding options across a range of terrain from beaches to hill climbes & overland treks. OLD MAN RANGE & TRIANGLE VALLEY Favourite trek with views in every direction & a variety of terrain. 2.5 hrs, $125pp WHARARIKI BEACH TREK Canter down the beach with the sea breeze in yourface, spot seals & enjoy views of Kahurangi National Park. 3 hours, $160pp

Pamela & James 23 McGowan Street, Puponga, Golden Bay P +64 3 524 8031 E W

Underworld Adventures Magnificent rainforest, underworld river & glowworm cave system. Access via rainforest train ride. Based at Charleston near Westport. Trips for a range of abilities. UNDERWORLD RAFTING Explore a world of stalactites & stalagmites, float through galaxies of glowworms along an underground river. 4 hours, $185pp GLOWWORM CAVE TOUR A dry excursion through the upper levels of the caves. 3.5 hour, $120pp ADVENTURE CAVING Expedition style caving Explore a superb sporty cave with abseils, squeezes, cascading waterfalls & climbs. $350pp

Bookings Underworld Adventure Centre, 7368 State Highway 6, Charleston P +64 3 788 8168 FP 0800 11 66 86 E W



Birds Ferry Lodge Private 33 acre oasis, located just north of Punakaiki & south of Westport. A stay here is a luxury escape into heartland wilderness. The lodge looks out over uninterrupted native forest & a river valley towards the ocean. Enjoy organic vegetables & fresh eggs from Alison’s garden. Holistic massages available in- house. Two lodge rooms & a beautiful self-contained cottage that sleeps five. MEALS Breakfast & dinner. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, refreshments, spa, 500mb of WIFI & laundry load. PROPERTY FEATURES Sea, bush & mountain views, remote location, abundant wildlife, sustainable eco-design & self-sufficient ethos.

PRICE from $329 to $597 ROOMS 2 | COTTAGE 1 | MAX GUESTS 9

SEE & DO Underworld Adventures caving & rafting, Punakaiki Rocks, local hiking & biking, deserted beach walking.


Alison & Andre Gygax Birds Ferry Road, Charleston, Westport P +64 3 429 1604 M 021 337 217 E W


Rimu Lodge High on a ridge behind the township of Hokitika, the lodge enjoys magnificent views over the Hokitika River valley & farmland rising up towards the Southern Alps. Spacious decks & indoor-outdoor living areas allow you to relax & enjoy complete luxury & rest in the midst of a busy holiday or as a private honeymoon retreat. Hokitika restaurants are a short 5-10 minute drive away & your hosts can advise you. MEALS Breakfast COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, refreshments & WIFI. PROPERTY FEATURES Located on the edge of town overlooking a sweeping bush-clad valley & mountains, spacious & elegant luxury.

PRICE from $300 to $375 ROOMS 4 | MAX GUESTS 8 SEE & DO Hokitika Gorge, Lake Kaniere, Lake Mahinapua, Blue Spur & West Coast Wilderness trail hiking & mountain biking, pounamu (jade), kiwi house, West Coast beach, setting for The Luminaries.

Sue-Ellen Bowden 33 Seddons Terrace Road, Rimu, Hokitika P +64 3 755 5255 E W 32


Wilderness Lodge Arthur’s Pass A stylish nature lodge set on a sheep farm & nature reserve in the heart of the Southern Alps. The Lodge offers high quality accommodation, excellent food & an exciting programme of guided activities. Learn about NZ wildlife, explore the mountains & experience life on a real working sheep farm. This is a destination for wilderness seekers, nature enthusiasts & active travellers, located midway between Christchurch & the West Coast. MEALS Breakfast, lunch & dinner. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, dinner, two shorter guided activities daily, onsite walks, farm access, WIFI, laundry facilities & natural history library. PROPERTY FEATURES 4000 acre working sheep farm, 25 km trail network, extensive hiking & wildlife options & in-house guided tours. Spectacular location.

PRICE from $898 to $1,240 ROOMS 24 | MAX GUESTS 48

SEE & DO Farm tours, wildlife & nature tours, hiking & guided alpine & valley hikes, fly fishing or kayaking.

Nicola Thomson & Greg Crowe State Highway 73, Arthur’s Pass (16 kms east of Arthur’s Pass village), Canterbury P +64 3 318 9246 E W

Okarito Boat Tours Open-air boat exploring the untouched serenity of New Zealand’s largest unmodified wetland, over 3000 hectares & part of the South Westland World Heritage area. EARLY BIRD TOUR Up with the birds & lots of wildlife activity on the lagoons. Early 7.20am departure, $80pp

Swade Finch & Paula Sheridan

TWO HOUR ECO TOUR The most interpretive tour, guided by Swade, with a wealth of rainforest, plant & bird identification. Depart 9am & 11.30am, $90pp

The Strand, Okarito P +64 3 753 4223 E W

Franz Josef Glacier Guides & Glacier Hot Pools Get up close to outstanding scenery in the heart of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Incredible views, magnificent snow & ice terrain. Challenge yourself & enjoy the reward.


GLACIER HELI-HIKE Panoramic heli-scenic flight over rugged terrain, followed by a moderate hike through some of the most pristine & awe-inspiring glacier scenery in the world. 3 hours long including 2 hours hike on the glacier. $459pp


GLACIER HOT POOLS Entry to the public pools is complimentary if you book a heli-hike with Franz Josef Glaicer guides. Private pools & massages. $95-$140pp

P +64 3 752 0763 FP 0800 484 337 E W

Glacier Base Building, 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef


Holly Homestead Holly Homestead is located on the outskirts of Franz Josef township with a lovely rural setting & some of the best views of the Southern Alps. Built in 1926 this luxury bed & breakfast is an excellent example of “Arts & Crafts� architecture mixed with country design & beautiful native timbers. Personally hosted by passionate locals who can advise you on local history, activities & dining. MEALS Breakfast. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, refreshments on arrival, port in the evening & WIFI. PROPERTY FEATURES Restored historic homestead, native rimu timber throughout, cosy lounge, views & peaceful location on the outskirts of Franz Josef township.

PRICE from $265 to $430 ROOMS 3 | SUITES 1 | MAX GUESTS 8

Bernie & Gerard Oudemans 2900 Franz Josef Highway, Franz Josef Glacier

SEE & DO Franz Josef glacier hikes & helicopter trips, hiking, Okarito Boat Tours, Glacier hot pools.

P +64 3 752 0299 E W 34


Mahitahi Lodge A real West Coast wilderness experience just 30 minutes south of Fox Glacier, surrounded by magnificent native forest & next to dramatic Bruce Bay. The lodge features beautiful native timbers & offers an intimate experience hosted by genuinely local hosts. Book a Fox Glacier trip or just explore the forest & history of nearby wild West Coast beaches & rivers. MEALS Breakfast & dinner. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast & WIFI. PROPERTY FEATURES Intimate modern style, wilderness location 30 mins drive from Fox Glacier, beautiful beach & bush walks, outdoor hot tub.

PRICE from $345 ROOMS 3 | MAX GUESTS 8 SEE & DO Fox Glacier hikes or scenic flights around Mt Cook & glacier landings, native forest walks, Lake Matheson, wild west coast beaches & glorious scenery.


John Birchfield & Jacqui Low 4667 State Highway 6, Bruce Bay, South Westland P +64 3 751 0095 FP 0800 751 009 E W


Fox Glacier Guiding Specialist guides offering heli-hikes on the West Coast’s largest glacier, ice climbing & walks to the terminal face. FLYING FOX HELI-HIKE Stunning 4 hour trip starting with a heli-transfer & up to 3 hours exploring the amazing ice arches & caves of the upper glacier. $399pp CHANCELLOR DOME HELI-TREK Helicopter in to a magnificent full day 5-7 hour trek high amongst the Southern Alps most majestic peaks. Good fitness required. $699pp

Bookings 44 Main Road, Fox Glacier P +64 3 751 0825 FP 0800 111 600 E W

Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki Surrounded by tall rainforest on the shores of the Moeraki River, Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki offers stylish accommodation, delicious fresh local food & an exciting programme of guided nature adventures. Hike wild coastline, see penguins & other rare wildlife & experience one of the wildest & most natural corners of New Zealand.

MEALS Breakfast, lunch & dinner. COMPLIMENTARY All-inclusive dinner, breakfast & guided activities, satellite WIFI, guest laundry, kayaks. PROPERTY FEATURES Wilderness location, forest trails, wildlife & local experts onsite, superb wildlife viewing opportunities.

PRICE from $798 to $1,240 ROOMS 28 | MAX GUESTS 56

SEE & DO On-site wildlife viewing, hikes, walks & kayaking. One hour drive north to Fox Glacier, 30 mins south to Haast & the utterly wild Waiatoto River Safari.

Dr Gerry McSweeney & Anne Saunders State Highway 6, 30km north of Haast, Lake Moeraki, South Westland P +64 3 750 0881 E W

Southern Alps Air Flying from Wanaka across the Southern Alps & down the West Coast to Milford Sound is one of life’s special experiences. Superb customer service & professionalism. MILFORD SOUND FLIGHT & CRUISE Fly past Mt Aspiring over the Southern Alps to land at Milford Sound & join a 2hr cruise. Half day, $486pp SIBERIA EXPERIENCE Gain access to one of Mt Aspiring National Park’s gems; a great hike plus scenic flight & stunning jetboat ride back out. Half-day, morning departures, $395pp

Paul & Anne Cooper Wanaka Airport, 12 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka P +64 3 443 4385 M 027 404 8442 E W



Eco Wanaka Adventures The real deal. Superbly guided island eco & birdlife tours as well as some of Wanaka’s best day hikes & heli-hikes. Active or less active, half day or full day adventures. MOU WAHO ISLAND CRUISE & WALK Magical half day excursion to an island on the middle of Lake Wanaka. Discover birds, scenery, history, geology... Half day, 9am or 1.30pm, $225pp ROB ROY GLACIER GUIDED HIKE One of Mt Aspiring National Park’s best day hikes. Packed with interest & beautiful scenery. Full day, 9am-5.30pm, $275pp

Chris Riley Lakeside Road, Wanaka or pick-up from Wanaka accommodation P +64 3 443 2869 FP 0800 926 326 E W

Wanaka River Journeys Jetboat into the heart of Mt Aspiring National Park along the magnificent Matukituki Valley, & enjoy a remote wilderness walk. Optional add-ons include a 4WD trip or helicopter flight & glacier landing. JETBOAT+WILDERNESS WALK Jetboat beneath spectacular views of Mt Aspiring & glaciers. Join local guides for a 50min wilderness walk suitable all ages. Half day, 10am or 1pm, $239pp JETBOAT + WALK + HELI Thrilling jet boat ride, wilderness walk plus remote helicopter pick-up & glacier landing high in the Southern Alps. Half day, 10am or 1pm, $639pp

Brent & Sue Pihama Departures from 99 Ardmore Street Wanaka P +64 3 443 4416 FP 0800 544 555 E W

Wanaka Bike Tours Explore beautiful river & lake trails or go for an ultimate heli-biking adventure with awesome descents. Expert guides, small numbers & a range of bikes tailored to your requirements & experience. CLUTHA RIVER RIDE A single track adventure along the magnificent Clutha river to the Luggate Pub. Beautiful scenery & 2 hours of varied riding. 3.5 hours, $249pp WANAKA MAX VERT Land at 6,500 ft & prepare to descend the country’s highest bike trail. Magnificent views. Suits intermediate to advanced riders. 5 hours, $599pp

Dan McMullan 103 Ardmore Street, Wanaka P +64 3 443 6363 E W

Alpine Helicopters A legend of the Southern Alps, Alpine Helicopters offer a range of unique & memorable experiences, benefiting from superb local access & high performance helicopters. MILFORD EXPERIENCE Fly across the Southern Alps & lakes, down the pristine wilderness of the West Coast & in to land at Milford Sound. 3 hours, 2 landings, $1195pp MT ASPIRING &GLACIERS An unforgettable hour flying over the magnificent glaciers in the Mt Aspiring region, frozen lakes, icefalls & waterfalls. 2 landings, 1 hour, $540pp


Bookings Wanaka Airport, 10 Lloyd Dunn Ave, Wanaka P +64 3 443 4000 M 027 664 7945 E W


Lime Tree Lodge Four luxuriously-appointed en-suite guest rooms & two private suites, each with their own French doors that open out to an expansive veranda & gardens with magnificent views of the Southern Alps. Relax in comfortable living areas, 10 acres of beautifully designed gardens, attentive service from your hosts & enjoy the renowned small summer & winter resort town of Wanaka. MEALS Breakfast, & dinner by arrangement. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, evening aperitif, WIFI, onsite 5 hole golf course, petanque, swimming & spa pool. PROPERTY FEATURES Wide open spaces, expansive gardens, welcoming hosts, luxury & privacy.

PRICE from $395 to $595 ROOMS 6 | MAX GUESTS 12 SEE & DO Rob Roy Glacier, Siberia Experience, hike or jet boat in Mt Aspiring National Park, flights around Mt Aspiring. Lakeside bike tours, high country farm & island birdlife trips.

Pauline & John Trotter 672 Ballantyne Road, Wanaka P +64 3 443 7305 E W 38


Lakestone Lodge Purpose built in 2016, this beautifully designed six bedroom, off grid, luxury lodge enjoys a spectacular site on the shores of Lake Pukaki with views directly up the lake to Aoraki - Mt Cook. An excellent location for hiking, biking, photography, star-gazing & relaxing. Approximately half-way between Christchurch & Queenstown. Lodge chef available for inhouse dining, picnics & platters. MEALS Breakfast, picnics, lunch platters & dinner Dinner must be included on arrival night COMPLIMENTARY Bikes PROPERTY FEATURES 2 acres of grounds with native plants & trails, massages, helipad, media room

PRICE from $565 to $795

Anna & Mike Bacchus


4589 Tekapo–Twizel Highway, SH8, Lake Pukaki

SEE & DO Mt Cook scenic flights, hikes, Alps2Ocean cycleway, star gazing, Omarama Hot Tubs & Tekapo Hot Springs.


P +64 3 971 1871 E W


Mt Cook Glacier Guiding In the heart of New Zealand’s biggest mountains in AorakiMt Cook National Park. Outstanding alpine scenery with breathtaking helicopter fly-bys of Aoraki-Mt Cook combined with landing & hiking on the glacier. TASMAN GLACIER HELI-HIKE on New Zealand’s biggest glacier. 3 hour trip (2 hrs ice-time plus flight) $585pp THE WIGLEY: TOP OF THE TASMAN GLACIER HIKE Explore the immense beauty & ice formations of the upper snowfield of the glacier. 5 hour trip (3 hrs icetime plus flight) $585pp

Bookings Aoraki Mt Cook Airport, SH80, Mt Cook National Park P +64 3 435 1001 FP 0800 68 2665 E W

Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre The most significant collection of Maori rock art in New Zealand & an entry into the world of Ngai Tahu, the South Island’s largest Maori tribe. Timaru, where the Centre is based is 1 hour from Oamaru enroute to Christchurch. TE ANA ROCK ART CENTRE TOUR Visit the Centre in Timaru & take the one hour guided tour, 10am-3pm daily, $22pp TE ANA ROCK ART SITE TOUR Start from the Centre & then go on to visit the cave sites at Opihi. Nov-April, 3 hours, $130pp

Bookings 2 George Street, Timaru P +64 3 684 9141 FP 0800 46 83 262 E W

Pen-y- bryn Lodge Historic Victorian mansion in the charming port town of Oamaru. Splendid living areas, dedicated hosts, locally sourced food & wine make this a unique experience & the premier place to stay in Oamaru. The town is known for its blue penguin colony as well as the Victorian harbour precinct & a vibrant artisan “cuisine scene”. A perfect ending to your Alps2Ocean bike adventure.

MEALS Breakfast & dinner. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast & WIFI. PROPERTY FEATURES Historic house with mature gardens. Hosts with a passion for their region, good food & wine.

PRICE from $625 to $1,050 ROOMS 5 | MAX GUESTS 13

James Glucksman & James Boussy SEE & DO Penguin viewing, historic precinct visits, biking the Alps2Ocean trail from Mt Cook to Oamaru, gourmet food trails or guided fly fishing. Maori rock art tours (Timaru).

41 Towey Street, South Hill, Oamaru P +64 3 434 7939 E W



Vertical Ventures Oamaru based adventure company running day & multiday bike tours & guided rock climbing. These are the local experts guiding the popular new Alps 2 Ocean Trail from Mt Cook to Oamaru. CYCLE & TRAIL SUPPORT Bike hire, shuttles, transfers. A2O independent day trip. $95pp ALPS 2 OCEAN CYCLE TOURS Fully inclusive guided bespoke tours, excellent bikes, accommodation & food. Mt Cook to Oamaru, 4, 5 or 7 day options to suit all riders. $1500-$2995pp

Bookings 4 Wansbeck Street, Oamaru P +64 3 434 5010 M 021 894 427 E W

Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony Blue Penguins nesting close to town under the cliffs along the historic harbour foreshore & within walking distance of the town centre. EVENING TOURS Watch for 2-3 hours in the evening as the penguins cross from the sea to their nesting burrows. Generally after 5.30pm in winter & 9pm in summer. You can also visit the area during the day & see penguins in their nesting boxes. 1-2 hours, $28-40pp GENERAL ENTRY $10pp GUIDED TOUR $16pp

Bookings Waterfront Road, Oamaru P +64 3 433 1195 E W

Nature Guides Otago Small, exclusive, away from the crowds. Experience the unique fauna & flora of the Otago Peninsula in the company of a knowledgeable, enthusiastic guide. PENINSULA EXPERIENCE Focus on the amazing sealife & birdlife of the Otago Peninsula. Experienced professional guides & a very personal experience to discover the best wildlife this region has to offer. 10.30am departure, 8 hours, $420pp including picnic lunch, afternoon tea & all admissions.

Hildegard Lubcke Pick-up from Dunedin accommodations P +64 3 454 5169 E W

Dunedin Railways This historic train trip is a superb way to discover Otago’s remote backcountry, coastline & small historic townships. Trains connect to A2O or Otago Rail Trail cycle trips. TAIERI GORGE TO PUKARANGI OR MIDDLEMARCH Dunedin through the Taieri Gorge to Pukerangi (4 hours return) or Middlemarch (6 hours return including a 1 hour stop over) with sightseeing stops, on board café & viewing platforms. Pukerangi $91-99pp, Middlemarch $115pp THE SEASIDERS are fantastic trips along the Otago Coastline. A “must-do” railway trip in New Zealand, not just for train enthusiasts. From $50pp


Bookings Railway Station, Anzac Square, Dunedin P +64 3 477 4449 E W


Fletcher Lodge Built by Dunedin identity Sir James Fletcher in 1924 to serve as his private residence this historic property offers a rare glimpse of New Zealand’s heritage. Stay in the original house or in one of the luxury apartments in the renovated building next door. Outdoor sitting areas for relaxing & a good location from which to wander down-town & explore Dunedin city, museums, shops, restaurants & galleries. MEALS Breakfast. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, WIFI, newspaper, refreshments & spa. PROPERTY FEATURES Choice of historic Dunedin house with original decor or adjacent apartments with access to main lodge. Helpful & knowledgeable hosts, gardens & central city location.

PRICE from $355 to $795 ROOMS 5 | APARTMENTS 2 | MAX GUESTS 18 SEE & DO Otago Peninsula & Royal Albatross Centre, Larnach Castle, Dunedin galleries & museums, Guided Wildlife Tours, Taieri Gorge Railway & Central Otago Rail Trail.

Ewa & Keith Rozecka-Pollard & Peter Rozecki-Lewis 276 High Street, Dunedin P +64 3 477 5552 FP 0800 THE LODGE E W 42


Olivers Olivers lodge & stables is a distinctive Central Otago property in the heart of Clyde’s historic precinct. The iconic Olivers Restaurant & Bar, the Victoria Store Brewery & the Merchant of Clyde café-bakery- delicatessen make this a unique boutique accommodation & culinary experience. Outstanding renovation of historic stone buildings make this an exceptionally charming accommodation.

MEALS Breakfast, lunch & dinner. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast & WIFI. PROPERTY FEATURES Historic rooms with many original features, on-site restaurant, bakery & brewery.

PRICE from $235 to $515 ROOMS 11 | MAX GUESTS 22

David & Andrea Ritchie SEE & DO Otago wineries, Otago Rail Trail cycleway, Olivers Restaurant & Brewery, historic village of Clyde, arts & crafts. Clutha river walks & bike trails.

34 Sunderland Street, Clyde, Central Otago P +64 3 449 2600 M 021 220 9560 E W

Trail Journeys Trail Journeys outfit for the Central Otago Rail Trail, Roxburgh Gorge & Clutha Gold trails. Services include custom bike hire, luggage transfers, trail transport, accommodation selection & itinerary planning to suit a range of budgets & abilities.

TASTE THE TRAIL One day independent tour ex Dunedin, transfer to Ranfurly & bike 30kms back to the old Hyde hotel. Take the historic Tairei Gorge Railway back to Dunedin. 8am departure from Dunedin. Return 6.30pm. $279pp BIKE HIRE TRANSPORT LUGGAGE TRANSFER CENTRAL OTAGO RAIL TRAIL LUXURY INDEPENDENT PACKAGE 4 day, 3 night itinerary. Ex Queenstown with an option to return to Queenstown or finish in Dunedin connecting with the historic Taieri Gorge Railway. Everything is organized for you, all you have to do is bike! Accommodation in historic gold mining towns & tiny rural outposts full of character. 39-47 kms riding per day. From $1,165

Alana Rabbette 16 Springvale Road, Clyde P +64 3 449 2150 FP 0800 030 381 E W



Pitches Store After meticulous restoration, every detail of Pitches Store reflects contemporary luxury, tastefully combined with hints of its unique 135 year history. With six well-appointed rooms & onsite restaurant this little gem is set in the old goldmining town of Ophir in the heart of history-rich Central Otago. Pitches is famous for its restaurant which attracts visitors from Queenstown, Wanaka & Dunedin. Close by the Central Otago Rail Trail, outdoor enthusiasts have plenty of attractions close at hand, but this is also a great place to relax & unwind. MEALS Breakfast for accommodation guests & licensed restaurant onsite serves lunch & dinner. COMPLIMENTARY Continental Breakfast, hot tub, guest laundry & WIFI. PROPERTY FEATURES Onsite restaurant, historic building, bike friendly.

PRICE from $295 ROOMS 6 | MAX GUESTS 12

Colleen & David Hurd SEE & DO Central Otago Rail Trail, walking, fishing, Otago wines, 4WD tours, golf, horse trekking & winter sports.

45 Swindon Street, Ophir P +64 3 447 3240 P 021 190 0310 E W

Mt Rosa Lodge A peaceful & intimate 5-star bed & breakfast set on a vineyard in the heart of Gibbston Valley wineries. Wellappointed suites & living areas with panoramic views. Onsite walking tracks. 30 minutes from the centre of Queenstown, 15 minutes to Arrowtown.

MEALS Breakfast, & Grapepickers Platter by arrangement. COMPLIMENTARY WIFI, Cheese plate & glass of our own Mt Rosa Lodge pinot noir on arrival. PROPERTY FEATURES Suites in a vineyard setting close to cellar doors & winery restaurants in the Gibbston Valley.

PRICE from $495 to $550 ROOMS 3 | MAX GUESTS 6

Ali & Nic Soper SEE & DO Cycle & walking trail from Gibbston to Arrowtown & Queenstown, 5 golf courses, adrenaline adventure activities, a range of wineries, cellar doors & first class dining.

55e Gibbston Back Road, Gibbston Valley, Queenstown P +64 3 441 1484 M 021 575 100 E W



Arrowtown House Boutique Hotel Perfectly located in the delightful historic village of Arrowtown, just 10 minutes from Queenstown & walking distance to some superb restaurants, small galleries & craft shops. Arrowtown House is owned by experienced hosts who have anticipated your every need & can advise you on the best Arrowtown has to offer. The leafy garden is an oasis at the end of a busy day sight-seeing. MEALS Breakfast. COMPLIMENTARY WIFI, bottomless fresh ground coffee, hotels signature cookies, washing machine/dryer. PROPERTY FEATURES Peace & quiet in a central Arrowtown location. Ideal retreat, experienced hosts & fine cuisine.

PRICE from $430 to $489 ROOMS 5 | MAX GUESTS 15 SEE & DO Bike trails & local walks, gold mining history, Appellation Wine Tours, Queenstown, Glenorchy, jet boating, scenic flights, LOTR tours, acclaimed local restaurants & cafes.


Cathy Scarlet & Jason Devliotis 10 Caernarvon Street, Arrowtown, Otago P +64 3 441 6008 E W


Appellation Wine Tours Enthusiastic wine tour guides, small groups, boutique wineries, gorgeous lunch, stunning views, history & expert local knowledge in a region renowned for pinot noir. BOUTIQUE & GOURMET WINE TOURS Among spectacular Central Otago scenery visiting boutique vineyards tasting premium cool-climate wines Wine or Wine & Cheese tour. All tours include lunch & tastings. 5-7 hour, $199-$265pp PRIVATE WINE TOUR Visit up to 5 vineyards, lunch in Bannockburn, local history & wine. 5 or 7 hour tailored tour, $425-$525pp

Bookings Pick-up in Queenstown or from accommodation P +64 3 442 6920 E W

Nomad Safaris Nomad Safaris has 25 years experience in operating small & personal tours around Queenstown, into Skippers Canyon & Macetown. 4WD vehicle or quad bike. SKIPPERS CANYON Rugged half day 4WD tour into this awe-inspiring canyon famous for gold-mining in the 1870s. History, gold panning & adventure. Half day, 8.30am or 1.30pm, $185pp SAFARI OF THE SCENES Explore Glenorchy, one of the main locations for LOTR & The Hobbit, Narnia & X-Men. Half day, 8.15am or 1.30pm, $185pp

Bookings 37 Shotover Street, Queenstown P +64 3 442 6699 FP 0800 688 222 E W

Dart River Explore Glenorchy & the magnificent Dart River Valley by jetboat, with jetboat, funyak & hiking combos. Depart Queenstown or Glenorchy. DART RIVER WILDERNESS JET A half-day journey into the Dart River Valley, 1 hour jetboat & 30 min walk. Glenorchy departures 9am or 1.30pm, $239pp ASPIRING WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE Full day including 1 1/2 hr jetboat ride, 2-3 hour moderate hike through forest to a beautiful lake & short ride back to base. Depart 8am, $399pp

Bookings 45 Mull Street, Glenorchy P +64 3 442 9992 FP 0800 327 853 E W

Guided Walks New Zealand Queenstown’s specialist walking guides, offering a wide range of trails, including jetboat & heli-hike combos. ROUTEBURN TRACK GUIDED WALK Experience one of New Zealand’s “Great Walks”. Superb forest trails. Full day, 3-5 hours hiking. Exclusive option also available. Depart 8am, $209pp HOLLYFORD TRACK A 3-day all inclusive guided wilderness experience, staying in private forest lodges & journeying along the remote & densely forested Hollyford River valley to boat across Lake McKerrow & finally reach the sea & helicopter back through Milford Sound. From $1,795pp

Bookings 181 Gorge Road, Queenstown P +64 3 442 3000 FP 0800 832 2266 E W



Dock Bay Lodge A sumptuous boutique lodge set on the edge of Te Anau Golf Course & looking directly across to the lake & mountains beyond. Dock Bay offers personal hosting, spacious & elegant rooms with gorgeous ensuite bathrooms, private balconies & numerous areas to relax both inside & outside. Just a short stroll from the lakefront & the start of the Kepler Track or a longer but lovely walk into town. MEALS Breakfast. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, golf clubs, mountain bikes, gym, sauna & spa. PROPERTY FEATURES Looks directly through the golf-course to Lake Te Anau, magnificently spacious rooms & friendly hosts.

PRICE from $450 to $600

Dawn Dowling


192 William Stephen Road, Te Anau, Fiordland

SEE & DO Doubtful & Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, guided day hikes, boat cruises, magnificent helicopter-scenics, golf. Humpridge Track or Wairaurahiri Jetboat.


P +64 3 249 7709 E W


Mitre Peak Cruises Escape the crowds & get up close to experience the beauty of Milford Sound in its true isolation & grandeur. Explore further & enjoy an intimate cruising experience with limited numbers. TWO HOUR CRUISE the length of the 16 km fiord with informative commentary from the skipper. Includes St Anne’s Point lighthouse, the mighty Lady Bowen Falls, Lion Mountain, Copper Point, Seal Rock & Stirling Falls. 7 daily departures (3 in winter). From $70pp

Bookings Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, State Highway 94, Milford Sound P +64 3 249 8110 FP 0800 744 633 E W

Fiordland Expeditions Intimate small boat experience on beautiful Doubtful Sound. Your boat takes a maximum of 11 people in 4 cabins (2 with ensuites) & a bunk room. Welcomed aboard by friendly crew & accompanied by Fiordland crested penguins, NZ fur seals & bottle-nose dolphins, enjoy breathe-taking vistas rising steeply from the depths of the fjords to the summits high above. You’ll be fishing for your dinner whilst the crew retrieve lobster for your plate. The food is plentiful with a local flavour; the freshest seafood you will ever experience for sure! Fish, kayak or relax & experience the absolute peace of mooring in a still Fiordland cove at night. DOUBTFUL SOUND OVERNIGHT CRUISE Cruise the fiords & spot penguins, seals & dolphins. 9.30am departure from Manapouri, returning by midday the next day. Kayak & Fishing options. Private cabin from $1450 per couple PRIVATE CHARTER CRUISES Charter your vessel for a group of family or friends to explore for as long as you want. Choose from Diving, Fishing or Historic Exploration Charters. Kayaking options on most trips. $POA

Mandy Manapouri Visitor Centre, Pearl Harbour, Manapouri P +64 3 249 9005 FP 0508 TUTOKO E W

Stewart Island Flights Excellent local flight service offering regular scheduled connections to Stewart Island as well as charter trips.

STEWART ISLAND FLIGHT A 20 min flight across Foveaux Straight from Invercargill to Oban. Three daily flights, One way $122.50pp return $213pp COAST TO COAST Fly in to glorious Masons Bay & then enjoy a four hour hike back across the island to Freshwater Landing & a short taxi-boat ride to Oban. Relatively easy walking. Full day trip, $POA

Raymond Hector Invercargill Airport, 76 Clyde St, Invercargill P +64 3 218 9129 M 027 435 5172 E W



Sails Ashore Lodge & Ulva Island Trip A small bed & breakfast beautifully designed in New Zealand rimu timber & personally hosted by long-time Stewart Island locals. Rooms are comfortable & private & included in your minimum two night stay is a guided tour of Ulva Island sanctuary, a bird-watcher’s paradise & a home for many endangered species. Experience why Stewart Island is on most New Zealander’s bucket list. MEALS Breakfast. COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, refreshments, WIFI, laundry & on-island transfers. PROPERTY FEATURES Local hospitality, comfortable rooms, sea views & Stewart Island wildlife & local history tours run by your knowledgeable hosts.

PRICE from $490 ROOMS 2 | MAX GUESTS 4

SEE & DO New Zealand’s best birdlife, kiwi tours, remote island discovery, hiking, Stewart Island flights.


Peter & Iris Tait 11 View Street, Oban, Stewart Island P +64 3 219 1151 FP 0800 783 9278 E W


Canterbury Trails Every tour is different. Tailor-made private & small group tours anywhere in South Island. An intimate New Zealand experience with owner-operator guides sharing their favourite places. TRANSFER TOURS From Christchurch to Queenstown (or reverse) via the West Coast & glaciers, Central Otago or Mt Cook. $POA TAILOR-MADE TOURS Specializing in walking, photography, wine, art, golf, fishing or just relaxing. $POA

Irene Hayward & Chris Platt Pick-up from South Island accommodations P +64 3 384 6148 M 021 384 614 E W

Wildsouth Discovery Wildsouth Discovery is a specialist New Zealand tour company offering bespoke experiences & extraordinary service in South Island. As well as some suggested itineraries, their luxury private tours can be fully tailored to individual guests’ wishes. Day & multi-day tour options available. Pick-up from Christchurch & South Island accommodations. WILD SOUTH DISCOVERY TOUR Exclusive, privately guided 9-day nature & wilderness tour through South Island with 4+star accommodations. Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass, the West Coast & Glaciers, Queenstown & Milford Sound. $POA BESPOKE PRIVATE NATURE TOURS Design your own itinerary. $POA SOUTHERN HIGHLIGHTS Experience the TranzAlpine train, the majestic Southern Alps, glaciers & magical podocarp forests on a 3-day itinerary. Christchurch, Arthur’s Pass, the West Coast, the Glaciers & Queenstown. $POA DAY TRIPS Exclusive, private tours depart from Christchurch to Akaroa, Arthur’s Pass, Kaikoura & other locations on demand. From $560pp

Brian Lucas & Paula Sinclair Pick-up from Christchurch & South Island accommodations P +64 3 332 3665 M 027 436 3068 E W



SELF-DRIVE HOLIDAYS IN NEW ZEALAND Driving in New Zealand is often very scenic. Whilst the journey is part of the experience, roads are rarely straight & there are limited overtaking lanes. When planning, looking at distance can be deceptive; always look at driving time & then add time for stops along the way. You cannot do everything in one trip so make sure you stay at least 2 nights at each accommodation so that you have time to enjoy each destination & discover the many viewpoints & short walks along the way.




North Island Touring Routes SH1 Kerikeri Auckland »3:30 Taupo »3:30 Turangi »0:45 Wellington »4:00

Rotorua Taupo Turangi & Ohakune

SH1, Auckland 5 & 2 Rotorua »3:00 Taupo »1:05 Napier »1:50 Wellington »4:10

Napier Picton Nelson Kapiti Coast Wellington Westport

Blenheim Kaikoura

Hokitika Franz Josef

Arthur’s Pass

Fox Christchurch Wanaka

Twizel Oamaru


Clyde & Ophir Dunedin

Te Anau Invercargill Stewart Island

South Island Touring Routes SH6 Blenheim Nelson »1:40 Hokitika »5:00 Franz Josef »1:45 Wanaka »3:45 Queenstown »1:10 Te Anau »2:10 Invercargill »2:00

SH1  Picton Blenheim »0:25 Kaikoura »2:00 Christchurch »2:40 Oamaru »3:15 Dunedin »1:30 Invercargill »2:35

SH8 &1 Queenstown Twizel »3:50 Christchurch »3:20

DOMESTIC AIRPORTS IN NEW ZEALAND Consider one-way car rentals & domestic flights to reduce driving times. Look for the rental companies with bases at regional airports. INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL 2 ferry companies operate the very picturesque Wellington-Picton route. Most hire car companies will change your car between islands; the process is simple & you check baggage before embarking


SH73 Hokitika Arthur’s Pass »1:20 Christchurch »2:00















































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Green journeys 2018 brochure  

Boutique luxury accommodation in New Zealand; plan self-drive itineraries, green travel

Green journeys 2018 brochure  

Boutique luxury accommodation in New Zealand; plan self-drive itineraries, green travel