Demonstrate knowledge of New Zealand as a tourist destination RS18212 Level 3 Credits 8 Version 2
Create a New Zealand Travel brochure (tourist guide) of New Zealand for inbound tourists (overseas tourists coming to NZ)
There are 5 elements in this overall task; you need to have competency in all 5 to pass this module and enter you due dates:
Completion checklist: Tasks PC1.1 PC1.2 PC1.3 PC1.4 PC2.1 PC2.2 PC2.3 PC3.1 PC3.2 PC4.1 PC4.2 PC4.3 PC4.4 PC4.5 PC4.6 PC4.7 PC5.1 PC5.2 PC5.3 PC5.4
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Hemispheres refer to the northern and southern hemispheres.
Attractions refer to both constructed and natural attractions existing at a destination which are of interest to tourists. For example – constructed attractions may include museums, buildings, zoos; natural attractions may include forests, lakes and geothermal areas.
Activities refer to commercial activities at a destination which are of interest to tourists. For example – excursions, ballooning, boat cruise, nature trek, city tour.
Events refer to staged events which occur on a regular basis at a destination which are of interest to tourists. For example – exhibitions, festivals, trade shows.
Attraction, activity and event features may include but are not limited to – what there is to see and do, location, duration, time of year, facilities/services available, opening hours, price range.
Current travel industry resources refer to any resources, manual and/or electronic, used by a travel industry workplace. Examples may include but are not limited to – supplier and/or wholesale brochures, websites, computer reservation system.
Elapsed transportation time is the actual time it takes to travel from one destination to another.
City refers to any city, town or other significant tourist destination.
Inter-island refers to travel by water between two different islands. Examples may include but are not limited to – North Island and South Island, North Island and Waiheke Island, South Island and Stewart Island.
Rental vehicle operators refer to suppliers of rental cars and/or Motorhomes.
Current regulations refer to those outlined by Immigration New Zealand (http://www.immigration.govt.nz).
Climatic conditions refer to minimum temperature, maximum temperature, and average rainfall.
Seasons include summer, spring, autumn and winter.
Element 1 - the following tasks are very important and should be near the front of your brochure Identify and describe the geographical location of New Zealand and locate key destinations on a map. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Part One: Geography of New Zealand For your brochure you will on the map/s, display a range of geographical and other information for use by tourists travelling around New Zealand. Task 1 (PC1.1) On the map of the world use arrows to neatly locate, highlight and label: New Zealand IDL - International Date Line Northern and Southern Hemispheres
IDL International Date Line
You will need to include a description of the general geographical position of New Zealand in relation to the International Date Line and the general geographical position of New Zealand in relation to the hemispheres. (Northern and Southern) i. Describe the general geographical position of New Zealand in relation to the International Date Line ii. Describe the general geographical position of New Zealand in relation to the hemispheres. (Northern and Southern)
Task 2 (PC1.2) On the map of New Zealand use arrows to neatly locate and name the following: Three (3) cities with international airports ď‚§ Identify each of the three (3) international airports with their three letter airport code
Task 3 (PC 1.3) You will need a description of the location of each international airport identified on your map with reference to its distance from the city centre, eg: the XXXX International airport is located 15km's from the city centre of XXXX. i. Airport 1 is located….. ii. Airport 2 is located….. iii. Airport 3 is located….. Task 4 (PC 1.4) Using the same maps as you used in Task 2, neatly locate and label six (6) of the following geographical features. Make sure that three (3) are in the North Island and three (3) are in the South Island - then paste this into your brochure Southern Alps
Fiordland National Park
Element 2 - Identify and describe attractions, activities and events in New Zealand. During this part of the assessment you will be providing information for use by tourists travelling in New Zealand. ATTRACTIONS (PC 2.1) Identify six (6) constructed attractions – three (3) for the North Island and three (3) for the South Island
For each attraction describe at least two (2) features including their location
Examples of constructed attractions may be: museums, buildings, zoos. For example: Brooklands Zoo, New Plymouth Features include: Zoo opening times – 9am to 5pm, every day of the year except Christmas Day. Admission – is free. Brooklands Zoo is a family focused zoo with farmyard animals, an endangered red panda, oriental small-clawed otters, ring-tailed lemurs and capuchin and cotton-top tamarind monkeys, a colourful collection of birds in a walk-through free-flight aviary. Wheelchair and pushchair access, playground, sun shade,
toilets and picnic tables available. Source:http://www.newplymouthnz.com/VisitingNewPlymouth/Attractions/BrooklandsZ oo
Identify four (4) natural attractions – two (2) for the North Island and two (2) for the South Island
For each attraction describe at least two (2) features including their location
Examples of natural attractions may be: forests, lakes, geothermal areas For example: Milford Sounds, Fiordland, South Island A significant sightseeing and walking destination, the best known of all of the fiord's and the only one that can be accessed by road, approx. 16km from head of fiord to open sea, visitors can comfortably travel length of fiord to open ocean and return on one of the many cruise options available in one and a half to two hours cruising time. Source: http://www.fiordland.org.nz/Explore-Fiordland/Places-to-visit/MilfordSound.asp ACTIVITIES (PC 2.2) Identify ten (10) different activities – five (5) for the North Island and five (5) for the South Island
For each activity describe at least two (2) features as well as their location
Activities may be: excursions, ballooning, boat cruises, nature treks, city tours Gumboot Gully – Horse Riding Treks Piko Road, Okoki, telephone 06 752 3467. Has access to most central Taranaki hill country stations, offers a variety of rides and overnight venues ranging from half day to one week treks. Treks include river crossings, old stock routes, native bush tracks, pine forests, high ridge tops with spectacular views and quiet misty gullies, the horses are a combination of station and standard breeds, ride in Australian and NZ stock saddles. All meals catered for on overnight treks. Season: November - May for overnight treks, year round for day rides. Source: ttp://www.sunflowerlodge.co.nz/current_events_thingstoseeanddo1.htm EVENTS (PC 2.3) Identify four sporting events– two (2) for the North Island and two (2) for the South Island
For each sporting event describe at least two (2) features as well as its location and date/s
Identify six other types of events– three (3) for the North Island and three (3) for the South Island
For each other event describe at least two (2) features as well as its location and date/s
For example: WOMAD: World of Music, Arts and Dance, New Plymouth Features include: WOMAD is held in March every year at the Brooklands Park and the TSB Bowl of Brooklands. WOMAD is a cultural melting pot of rhythms, sights and sounds with music from a range of bands and performers, workshops for children and adults exploring the diverse mix of artist performances, kidzone, films based around global music screened under the stars, as well as the Global Food Village with offers tastes from other lands. Camping and marae-style accommodation available on site. Source: http://www.newplymouthnz.com
Features may be: what there is to see and do, location, duration, time of year, facilities/services available, opening hours, price range.
Element 3 DOMESTIC AIR TRANSPORTATION (PC 3.1) For domestic airline services between the following New Zealand cities and/or towns: o Auckland – Christchurch o Wellington – Christchurch o Christchurch – Queenstown o Auckland – Queenstown o Christchurch – Dunedin Identify the three letter airport codes for each city pair
Two (2) operating carriers between each city pair
The time it takes to fly between each city pairs
Example: Auckland (AKL) – Wellington (WLG), Pacific Blue and Air New Zealand,1hr
AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (PC 3.2) Identify two (2) different types of airport transfer service available to tourists from airports at: o Auckland, o Christchurch, o Wellington, and o One (1) other tourist destination in New Zealand Ensure you identify for each: What type of service it is
The approximate cost of the service in NZD$
For example: New Plymouth – Scott’s Airport Shuttle, $22 for first person and $3 per person after that, will take you door to door within New Plymouth area Source: http://www.npairportshuttle.co.nz/
LAND TRAVELLING TIME BETWEEN CITIES IN NEW ZEALAND(PC 4.1) From the list below, choose four (4) city pairs, two (2) from the North Island and two (2) from the South Island: Auckland – Wellington
Auckland – Rotorua
Auckland – Napier
Wellington - New Plymouth
Wellington – Taupo
Wellington – Kaitaia
Picton – Christchurch
Nelson – Westport
Christchurch – Greymouth
Christchurch – Dunedin
Picton – Invercargill
Between each city pair for the transport type chosen. You may choose a different type of transport for each city pair. Example: Palmerston North – Wellington, Rail transport, 2hrs http://www.tranzscenic.co.nz/services/capitalconnection_timetable.aspx Transport types may include but not limited to - rail, coach, car
LONG DISTANCE COACH OPERATORS (PC 4.2) Identify two (2) long distance coach operators in New Zealand and describe what services each operator offers in accordance with current travel industry resources. Services might be: Routes
On board services/facilities available
For example – please note this is a fictitious company Interstate Travel, operates long distance routes between the North and South Islands. The company uses 5 star coaches with air conditioning, extra wide reclining seats, full bathroom with toilet and a fully trained Coach Leader. All travel passes available in New Zealand may be used. Source: Fictitious Company, 2010.
LONG DISTANCE RAIL SERVICES (PC 4.3) Identify two (2) long distance rail services in New Zealand and describe what services each long distance rail service offers in accordance with current travel industry resources. Services might be: Routes
On board services/facilities available
Other For example– please note this is a fictitious company The ‘Prospector’ by RailNZ runs from Taumaranui to New Plymouth and return, it takes approximately 3 hrs 45 min, has 7 services per week. Standard features include buffet car and special facilities for people with mobility difficulties. The NZPass and Rail Explorer Pass are able to be used on this service. Source: Fictitious Company, 2010. INTER-ISLAND FERRY OPERATORS (PC 4.4) Identify two (2) inter-island ferry operators in New Zealand and describe what services each operator offers in accordance with current travel industry resources. Services might be: Routes On board services/facilities available Terminal locations Other Inter-island refers to travel by water between two different islands. Examples may include but are not limited to – North Island and South Island, North Island and Waiheke Island, South Island and Stewart Island. For example: Sealink Passenger and Car ferry to Waiheke Island. Offers a comprehensive service from Auckland city on Friday nights and weekends and 365 days a year from Halfmoon Bay in Auckland’s Eastern suburbs. Runs hourly over peak times. Has well appointed ferries with licensed café/bars, comfortable seating and viewing decks. Qualmark endorsed. Residents' Deals, SuperGold discounts, FreightLink Supersaver fares, group and wedding discounts also available Source:http://www.welcome2manukau.com/tourism/product/?product=sealinkpassenger-and-car-ferry-to-waiheke-island RENTAL VEHICLE OPERATORS (PC 4.5) Identify two (2) rental vehicle operators in New Zealand and describe what services each operator offers in accordance with current travel industry resources. Services might be: Depot locations Rental inclusions Insurance Loyalty program Extra hire items
Other Rental vehicle operators refer to suppliers of rental cars and/or Motorhomes For example: Pegasus Rental Cars has a depot at the New Plymouth Airport as well as a range of locations throughout New Zealand. They offer a range of vehicles from budget, economy, to large cars, up to people movers, minibuses and luggage trailers. All rental vehicles are insured, For drivers 25 years and over, the insurance excess* is from NZ $1,000 + GST. Specialty vehicles may be subject to a higher excess*. A single vehicle accident will be subject to an excess* from $2,000 + GST. Single vehicle excesses are not reducible. Windscreen insurance may be available (please enquire on booking). *Insurance excess and driver age are subject to change. Excess and driver age may vary depending on pickup location and vehicle type. There is 24 hour roadside assistance on all vehicles. GPS navigation and child seats are available. For hires starting and finishing at an airport depot there are free airport transfers. Source: http://www.carrentalsnewplymouth.co.nz COACH TOUR OPERATORS (PC 4.6) Identify two (2) coach tour operators in New Zealand and describe what services each operator offers in accordance with current travel industry resources. Services might be: Types of tours available Duration Tour itineraries Price range Tour inclusions On-board services/facilities available Other For example – please note this is a fictitious company InterTravel operates two - four day tours around the Taranaki Region. The company uses 21-seater mini- coaches with air conditioning, and a fully trained Coach Leader. All accommodation and meals are included Source: Fictitious Company, 2010. ACCOMMODATION (PC 4.7) Identify and name two (2) different types of accommodation providers available in each of: Auckland Christchurch Wellington One (1) other tourist destinations in New Zealand For each accommodation provider, describe the following characteristics: Accommodation type Types of customer Services/facilities available Standard or grading Price range Specific location
Any chain and/or franchise affiliation they offer Examples of accommodation types may be: hotel/motel, B & B, resort, apartment, backpackers For example: Lockwood Manor Motel Accommodation Type: Motel Property: 12 fully refurbished ground floor Lockwood studio units, sleep 2-4,serviced daily, all designated non-smoking, 4 interconnecting units. Specific Location: 47 Hobson Street, New Plymouth. Close to city centre. Price Range: Double/twin NZD $125, Single NZD $115, extra person $15;corporate rates available, peak rates may apply. Services/Facilities Available: All units self-contained with fully equipped kitchen and microwave, en-suite with shower, hair dryer, phone, free wireless internet access, 32" LCD flat-screen TV, Sky Digital, DVD, electric blankets, double-glazing and under floor heating in kitchen and en-suite. Cooked/continental breakfast available served to room, laundry, A3/A4 photocopier/fax, off-street parking. 50m to restaurants and bars with chargeback facilities; 700m to coastal walkway. Major credit cards, Eftpos. Affiliations: Member MANZ. Qualmark 4-star plus Self-contained & Serviced Source: http://www.jasons.com/New-Zealand/New-Plymouth/Lockwood-Manor-Motel Element 5 (PC 5.1)(PC 5.2) (PC 5.3) (PC 5.4) TIME ZONES AND DIFFERENCES You need to describe New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) and New Zealand Daylight Saving Time (NZDST) When do NZST and NZDST start and end? What is the difference between the two?
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You need to describe the entry requirements to New Zealand for the following: Australian passport holders British passport holders One (1) other passport nationality TRAVEL INFORMATION You need to provide two (2) pieces of travel information to help tourists which is consistent with current conditions on each of the following: Health and safety precautions Tipping and Taxes Currency CLIMATIC CONDITIONS Information must be according to current travel industry resources. You need to provide information a tourist should know about the climate and how it may affect their trip. Remember to reference your source material.
Identify and describe two (2) different seasons for: Two (2) North Island tourist destinations Two (2) South Island tourist destinations Descriptions of seasonal information must include: Minimum temperature, maximum temperature, and average rainfall; months of season; type of weather experienced (i.e. windy, wet, humid, dry, rainy) Example answer could be similar to: East Coast: Winter – June to August, rarely dipping below 5°C, average annual rainfall 800mm. Summer – December to February, 25°C,mild dry, most comfortable time to visit. Source: Lonely Planet Seasons include summer, spring, autumn, winter.