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NEW ZEALAND 2017-2018

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NEW ZEALAND

Tour East Australia welcomes you to New Zealand and beyond. Tour East Australia provides Choice and flexibility Specialist travel industry knowledge Exceptional value Peace of mind

Mount Ruapehu, Ruapehu (Credit: Penny Egleton)

New Zealand Experts

Global Support

Tour East Australia is one of the largest inbound tour operators in New Zealand and Australia. All our expert staff have travelled extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand, the Far East and around the world. They are happy to pass on the benefits of their first-hand knowledge to you.

With representatives in some 140 offices around the world, we provide a complete service from the start of your holiday right through to your arrival back home. Wherever you are, you won’t be far from our expert staff who will be happy to help, whatever your requirements.

Something for Everyone Although the products on the following pages demonstrate the diversity of holidays that we can offer, they are merely suggestions and any elements can be changed. We realise flexibility is important to independent travellers. Our exciting range of accommodation, sightseeing, coach or rail touring, car or campervan hire and cruising offers a huge choice to tailor-make a unique holiday itinerary.

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Stopover en route to New Zealand You can fly fast and direct, or you can stopover along the way. The choice is yours. Your travel consultant will be happy to provide you with options throughout Australia or Asia.

Worldwide Choice We hope you’ll be inspired by the holidays inside this brochure, but they are just a small part of the complete product range we have available. We aim to give you the widest choice possible, not only in New Zealand, but worldwide.

Rotorua (Credit: Tourism New Zealand)

Moeraki Boulders, Waitaki (Credit: Miles Holden)

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NEW ZEALAND Canterbury Plains, Canterbury (Credit: David Wall)

Index and Accommodation Ratings Suggested Itineraries Car Hire and Campervan Hire Accommodation Passes Rail and Ferry Experiences Sightseeing with Great Sights Auckland Auckland Accomodation Auckland - Waiheke Island Bay of Islands

4-8 9 - 11 12 13 14 15 - 16 17 18 19 - 20

Bay of Plenty 21 Central North Island 22 - 25 Rotorua and Beyond 26 Hawkes Bay & Taupo 27 Wellington 28 Marlborough 29 - 30 Nelson 31 Canterbury Region - Christchurch 32 - 34

Hanmer Springs, Fox Glacier & Mount Cook Queenstown Wanaka Te Anau - Fiordland Dunedin & Beyond The World Booking Conditions

35 - 36 37 - 41 42 43 44 46 47

Accommodation ratings* These ratings are provided as a guide only and may alter throughout the year due to a change of circumstance. Ratings may also vary from room to room. 5★ Deluxe property providing the highest international standards of accommodation and cuisine, excellent facilities and outstanding service. 4★ Superior property, providing well-appointed rooms, a wide range of facilities and a high standard of service. 3★ Standard property providing comfortable rooms, pleasant service and adequate facilities. 2★ Moderate accommodation with comfortable furnishings and facilities. *These ratings are not an official rating. Hokianga, Northland (Credit: Ted Scott)

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NEW ZEALAND - Suggested Itineraries

New Zealand A holiday in New Zealand is a real adventure, offering a multitude of experiences. It is not only the perfect destination for an action-packed holiday but is also a great place to relax and unwind with its quiet beaches, tranquil countryside and charming wine regions.

Inferno Crater Lake, Waimangu volcanic valley, North Island

Auckland

Bay of Islands

The City of Sails is a true connoisseur’s delight offering outstanding food, wine, art and shopping. With a blend of Polynesian culture and an urbane atmosphere it truly is a captivating city.

Rotorua and Beyond

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Rotorua best known for some of the world’s finest geysers, mud-pools and thermal hot springs; Lake Taupo, Australasia’s largest fresh water lake, world famous fisheries and volcanic wonderland. Tongariro, New Zealand’s oldest National Park with dual World Heritage status and a truly impressive sight.

Situated on the northern most tip of New Zealand is the spectacular scenery of the Bay of Islands. With its sandy beaches the vivid seaside town of Paihia, to the elegant township of Russell you will be greeted with the warmest hospitality.

Wellington/Martinborough

Nestled between a sparkling harbour and rolling green hills, Wellington offers a chic city experience in a stunning natural setting. Martinborough features over 30 wineries most within walking distance to the quaint village square.

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NEW ZEALAND - Suggested Itineraries Hobbiton, Waikato (Credit: Ian Brodie)

Marlborough/Nelson

Marlborough sparkling inlets, pristine forests and renowned wineries bathed in abundant sunshine. Nelson, three National Parks, golden beaches and turquoise waters make this a natural paradise.

Queenstown/Te Anau

Queenstown, a sparkling resort and adventure playground set against the stunning back drop of the shimmering Lake Wakatipu and rugged mountains of the Remarkables. Te Anau and the Fiordlands will enchant you with glacier-cut valleys filled with deep green water, cascading waterfalls and ancient forests.

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Christchurch and Beyond

This region has it all, astonishing blue lakes surrounded by majestic soaring peaks, unforgettable wildlife, and vineyard draped valleys. Christchurch the Garden city, Akaroa nestled on the Banks Peninsula a pretty French settlement and mountain villages high in the Southern Alps – Arthur’s Pass.

Central Otago/Dunedin

Discover vivid seasons and rocky, mountainous landscapes; friendly townships; a wellpreserved gold heritage; award-winning wineries, recreational opportunities from fishing, mountain biking and an abundance of wildlife.

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New Zealand Credit: Tourism New Zealand

Catlins, Otago (Credit: Miles Holden)

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NEW ZEALAND - Suggested Itineraries

Suggested Itineraries We have done all the hard work for you! To help with your planning and make booking easier, our travel experts have put together a selection of “Suggested Itineraries”. This allows you to experience the very best of New Zealand in the time you have available. Whether you have 3, 5, 10, or 14 days, are on a budget or wish to splurge and indulge – our combination of accommodation, sightseeing, or self drive suggestions ensure that you enjoy the perfect holiday escape. How to book? Please contact your local travel agent who can book any of these suggested itineraries or help create a self drive itinerary to suit your needs. Te Puia, Rotorua (Credit: Destination Rotorua)

6 DAYS in North Island Auckland, New Zealand’s City of Sails Auckland, New Zealand’s City of Sails, is a cosmopolitan and culturally diverse city, sprawled over a narrow neck of land between the sparkling waters of the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours. Where rainforest covers the surrounding hills and a dozen dormant volcanic cones dot the landscape. Walk or ride to the summit of Rangitoto, the lava rock sleeping volcano in the middle of the Hauraki Gulf. Rangitoto emerged from the sea in a fiery explosion around 600 years ago and now is an iconic jewel in the Auckland harbour. Take a cruise on a chartered launch or classic yacht on the Waitemata Harbour. Or go racing on an America’s Cup yacht, take a dolphinspotting excursion or a gentle ferry ride to a seaside suburb. In the Bay of Islands you can find thrilling adventure or perfect peace. The unbelievable natural beauty, amazing beaches and a host of

islands make for an idyllic aquatic playground and ultimate retreat. Itinerary: Auckland (1) Bay of Islands (2) Auckland (2) Itinerary includes: • 1 night Auckland – Sky City Hotel Auckland (4.5 star) • 2 nights Bay of Islands – Copthorne Hotel & Resort (4 star) • 2 nights Auckland – Sky City Hotel Auckland (4.5 star) • 6 days car hire Hertz or Europcar • Full day Cape Reinga & Ninety Mile Beach with Fullers Great Sights (depart Paihia) • Half day Discover Auckland tour with Great Sights • Dinner Cruise on Auckland Harbour Departs from: Auckland Duration: 6 days/5 nights

6 DAYS in Rotorua & Taupo Central North Island Discovery Rotorua, a magical and diverse active geothermal region in the centre of the North Island, here you will discover New Zealand’s largest lake, untouched native bush, deserted golden sandy beaches. Enjoy one of the many cultural experiences and traditional hangi at a local Maori village. Watch a geyser erupt, visit one of the geothermal spa complexes for a relaxing soak or enjoy a thermal mud bath. Taupo, an impressive lake and a remarkable triad of volcanoes are the lynchpins of a varied landscape that offers all manner of activities. Region highlights include the mighty Huka Falls, volcanic mountains jutting off the barren Central Plateau and the early morning sunshine glistening on Lake Taupo. Tongariro National park is a must see. The park is New Zealand’s oldest National Park and holds dual status; for its cultural significance to

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the Maori people and its remarkable volcanic features. Experience all or part of this journey with KiwiRail’s Northern Explorer, the journey through National Park with its three spectacular volcanic mountains is a highlight. Itinerary: Rotorua (2) Taupo (2) Wellington (1) Itinerary includes: • 2 nights Rotorua – Millennium Hotel Rotorua (4.5 star) • 2 nights Taupo – Huka Lodge (5 star) • 1 night Wellington – Bolton Hotel Wellington (5 star) • Huka Falls jet boating • Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve entry • 6 days car rental Hertz or Europcar Departs from: Rotorua Duration: 6 days/5 nights

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NEW ZEALAND - Suggested Itineraries

8 DAYS in Both Islands Classic Wine Trail Martinborough is the producer of some of New Zealand’s best pinot noir’s. Packed with charm, Martinborough features over 30 wineries most within walking distance to the quaint village square. Wellington, the coolest little capital city in the world, merges with small village charm and big city style. World class cocktail bars, designer and vintage shopping, award-winning restaurants, contemporary art galleries and innovative museums are all tucked away in this cool compact city. Enjoy a memorable journey across the Cook Strait to the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Marlborough, an exciting mix of gourmet indulgence and outdoor adventure awaits you here. A natural paradise of forest fringed inlets and plains patterned with grapevine. Explore Christchurch and its amazing Canterbury backyard. This vibrant, picturesque city is surrounded by natural wonders – the

sparkling Pacific Ocean, majestic Southern Alps and ancient volcanic peninsula. Discover Canterbury’s lush vineyards, pristine glacial lakes, world-class natural wildlife experiences and Mount Cook National Park. Itinerary: Martinborough (2) Wellington (2) Nelson (2) Christchurch (1) Itinerary includes: • 2 nights accommodation – Go Kiwi Pass • 2 nights accommodation – The Bolton Hotel (5 star) • One way Interislander Wellington to Picton • 2 nights accommodation – Grand Mercure Monaco Nelson (4.5 star) • 1 night accommodation – The George Christchurch (5 star) • 7 days car rental – Hertz or Europcar Departs from: Wellington Duration: 8 days/7 nights

5 DAYS in South Island Queenstown Adventures Queenstown, New Zealand, is the Southern Hemisphere’s premier four season lake and alpine resort. Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown’s stunning scenery is inspiring and revitalising. World-renowned for its adventure, Queenstown is home to a huge choice of adrenaline based activities. There’s also plenty on offer if you enjoy the great outdoors, superb food and wine, and a more relaxed pace and if you love golf, biking, walking, sailing and fishing you will love Queenstown. Visit the Skyline Restaurant - a unique dining experience 450 metres above Queenstown. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the lake and mountains while enjoying a six course Taste of New Zealand buffet dinner. Milford Sound is a world-renowned natural wonder. Nowhere else in Fiordland do the

mountains stand so tall, straight out of the sea. Rainforests clinging to sheer rock walls and waterfalls tumble hundreds of metres to the sea below. Itinerary: Queenstown (4) Itinerary includes: • 4 nights accommodation – Millennium Hotel Queenstown (4.5 star) • Full day Real Journey’s Milford Sounds • Skyline Gondola Buffet Dinner • Shotover Jet Canyon Experience • 5 days car hire – Hertz/Europcar

Departs from: Queenstown Duration: 5 days/4 nights

6 DAYS in South Island Queenstown to Dunedin Queenstown, New Zealand, is the Southern Hemisphere’s premier four season lake and alpine resort. Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown’s stunning scenery is inspiring and revitalising. Wanaka an inspiring place for relaxation in tranquil surrounds, with a dramatic blue lake to a backdrop of rugged mountain ranges, Wanaka’s spectacular landscape is the setting for a superb range of outdoor adventures. Dunedin, the main city in Otago offers world class wildlife experiences, beautiful heritage architecture and intriguing cultural history, A fascinating city on the shores of a wild harbour.

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View penguins, fur seals and sea lions within a private conservation area. Observe more than 30 animals, some rare and endangered. See New Zealand fur seals in a noisy, secluded breeding colony.

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Itinerary: Queenstown (2) Wanaka (1) Dunedin (2) Itinerary includes: • 2 nights Queenstown – Copthorne Resort Lakefront (4 star) • 1 night Wanaka – Edgewater (4.5 star) • 2 nights Dunedin – Scenic Hotel Southern Cross (4.5 star) • Peninsula Encounter with Elms Tourism • 6 days car hire – Hertz or Europcar

Departs from: Queenstown Duration: 6 days/5 nights

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NEW ZEALAND - Car Suggested Hire Itineraries Key Summit, Routeburn Track, South Island

Hertz Hertz New Zealand provides a superior service and has over 40 depots throughout the North and South Island including offices at every International airport, inter-island ferry terminals and metropolitan locations.

Ford Focus

There really is only one way to really see the best of New Zealand and that is from the privacy of your own car and in the company of your loved ones. A self-drive holiday is about freedom on wheels. You can go where you want, when you want, at your own pace and with peace of mind. It is not about speeding to cover as much distance as possible or rushing to see as many places as you can. It is about experiencing and enjoying the places you visit. Forget about scheduled departures and early wake-up calls. When you are in the driver’s seat, you can take control of your adventure.

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Your travel consultant can help make the most out of your self-drive holiday. They will assist you in the planning; making car rental reservations, things you should look out for while on the road as well as useful and interesting facts that will enhance your holiday. Hertz New Zealand provides a superior service offering a large fleet of late model vehicles and over 40 locations throughout New Zealand including major airports and cities.

Toyota Prado

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NEW ZEALAND - Car Hire

Europcar Europcar is one of New Zealand’s most popular providers of car rental services. With an extensive network you can find them at all major airports, cities and ferry terminals, regional and remote locations. Europcar offers customers a vast fleet of the finest quality vehicles, flexible one way rentals and premium service.

What’s included in your price? The items listed below are part of our inclusive rates. • Europcar vehicle of your choice • Damage Liability Fee • Unlimited kilometres • Third Party Injury Liability • 24 hour roadside assistance • Local tax • Airport, ferry fees • Wheels, Windscreens and Iridescences cover What’s not included? • Fuel • One way rental fees (Rentals of 1–2 days will incur a fee, 3 days plus will not incur a fee.) • Satellite navigation/GPS Units • Child seats Optional equipment • Booster seats/child seats approx $14.95 per day (maximum $74.75 per rental) • GPS units approx $12.59 per day inclusive of GST per day (capped at 10 days) What you need to know: • On pick up of the vehicle the driver is responsible for a security

deposit of NZ $200. • Where a credit card is used, a merchant fee will apply, currently 2.18% for Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Card. • Drivers will be required to present their licence and a valid credit card in order to collect their vehicle. Photocopies of credit cards are not acceptable as a form of ID, the original card must be presented. • Drivers must hold a full licence to rent a vehicle from Europcar. Probationary or restricted licences are not acceptable. Photocopies are not acceptable. • International arrivals into Australia or New Zealand are recommended to have arranged an International Driver’s Permit

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before travel and provide it with their current country licence. • All drivers must have their names registered and licence sighted

at the pick up location. • Once the vehicle has been collected and you wish to make

changes to the rental, these changes will be charged at the local applicable rate and paid direct to Europcar • Europcar is unable to refund on unused rental days • A grace period of 30 minutes is offered and then a full day’s rate will be charged after this time. Young drivers • Minimum Driver age is 21 years. • A Young Driver Surcharge applies to drivers aged 21 – 24 years

inclusive of A$30.25 per day payable direct. • Drivers aged 21-22 cannot reduce their damage liability on the

vehicle to nil. • Drivers Aged 21-24 in New Zealand cannot rent the following

categories: SFBR, ICAR, GDAR, RZDR, GFDR, JZAR, JCAR. One-way rentals

Holden Barina

• One-way rentals are permitted for certain car groups and drop-

off charges may apply (details on application) Additional driver • An additional driver is charged at NZD $3.60 per day, per driver and is capped at 14 days. Damage Liability and Optional Coverage • Damage Liability Fee provides damage cover in the event of an incident subject to an excess of NZ $4,450 incl GST to NZ $5,300 incl GST depending on car group. • Third Party Property cover is included in the rental and is subject to the Damage Liability Fee excess. Europcar has a number of additional damage cover options available at time of hire to further reduce the Damage Liability Fee. These options are payable direct and may be included in your rate.

Max Persons^

Luggage Capacity

No. of Doors

Holden Spark or similar

Manual

4

1 large/1 small

3

Compact

Holden Barina or similar

Auto

5

1 large/2 small

5

Intermediate

Toyota Corolla or similar

Auto

5

2 large/1 small

4/5

Full Size

Holden Commodore or similar

Auto

5

2 large/2 small

4

Intermediate AWD SUV

Toyota RAV 4 or similar

Auto

4

4 large

5

Large AWD

Toyota Highlander or similar

Auto

5

3 large /2 small

4

Prestige Intermediate

BMW 116

Auto

5

2 large/1 small

5

Car Type (or similar)

Economy

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Toyota Highlander

This information is correct at the time of printing. All items, conditions, fees and charges are subject to change.

Transmission

Category

Holden Spark

Toyota Rav 4

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NEW ZEALAND - Campervan Hire

Britz and Maui Campervan Hire There are few better ways to discover everything New Zealand has to offer than behind the wheel of a campervan. Take in the highlights of every place at your own pace and come away with magical memories that will live with you forever. Price includes • Campervan of your choice • Unlimited kilometres • Standard vehicle liability • ‘Like a Local’ tablet • Airport transfer on pickup and drop-off for rentals commencing/concluding in Auckland and Christchurch • Kitchen Linen and Bedding • 24-hour roadside service

Branches • Branches are located conveniently close to the airports in Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown. • Maui and Britz provide free airport transfers to and from Auckland and Christchurch upon collection and return of a vehicle. A NZ$95.00 fee will apply for rentals that pick up or drop off at the Queenstown branch. If same city, only one location fee will apply. Optional equipment Optional equipment is available - please inquire at the time of booking. Equipment is payable at the time of collection of vehicle. Conditions of hire Duration of hire • Hire is based on a daily basis (not 24 hours) • Minimum hire period of five consecutive days (subject to change during peak periods, details on application) • One way hires are subject to a 7 day minimum hire requirements Driver qualifications • All drivers must be over 21 years of age with a current valid

driver’s licence which must be in English. Should the licence not be in English an accredited translation is required along with an International Driving Permit. Deposits • All rentals are subject to a security deposit of NZ$7,500, which is to be paid at commencement of each hire by credit card

debited and will be refunded in full, subject to non-involvement in an accident or damage to the car. The NZ$7,500 security deposit can be reduced by purchasing the Inclusive Pack. One-way rentals • One-way rentals are permitted. Pick-up and drop-off

charges may apply, details on application. Standard Liability • In the event of any damage to the vehicle or third party property, you will be liable for up to the first NZ$7,500 Inclusive Pack inclusions • Liability reduction which reduces the

liability from NZ$7,500 to nil • Single vehicle rollover protection • WiFi with 1GB data included • Extra driver fees • Linen exchange • Picnic table and chairs • Baby/booster seat – on request • Portable fan heater (if required)

Mandatory costs payable in New Zealand • Fuel • Pick-up or drop-off fee • Road tolls and infringements • Diesel Tax recovery fees • Extra Driver Fees

Britz Venturer Plus

Britz Outbounder

Maui River

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NEW ZEALAND - Accommodation Passes

Accommodation Collections Accommodation Collections provide you with the opportunity to design your itinerary around your interests, available time and budget. Either pre-book or alternatively, travel at your own pace booking accommodation as you go.

Lake Rotoiti, Abel Tasman, South Island

Golden Chain Accommodation

Go Kiwi Hotel Collection

Select-a B&B

Rating between:

Rating between:

There are many ways to experience New Zealand – a good start would be to find holiday accommodation that’s unique, comfortable and affordable. Golden Chain makes it easy. We offer quality self-contained Motel/Motor Inn accommodation New Zealand-wide. Motel accommodation offers the flexibility of having cooking facilities in your room. The rooms range from Studio units which can sleep 1-3 people to two bedroom units which can sleep up to 6 people – perfect if you are travelling with the whole family. With all your accommodation needs taken care of, you can relax, unwind and enjoy your holiday in New Zealand to the fullest.

A convenient, flexible and cost effective way to travel throughout New Zealand. Go Kiwi has been designed specifically for the independent traveller and incorporates over 115 hotels ranging from 3 to 4 star standard in 50 key city and resort locations throughout the North and South Islands of New Zealand. The properties in the Go Kiwi Hotel programme have been carefully selected for their convenient locations, quality facilities and high standards of personalised service Programme options • Bronze – generally good standard hotels and motels located in regional New Zealand and good-value city locations • Silver – good quality accommodation with good facilities • Gold – superior hotels and resorts • Gold Plus – superior hotels and resorts with excellent services and facilities • Platinum – excellent hotels located in cities and resort locations • Platinum Plus – something very special • Diamond – location, style & facilities incl apartments

With over 160 properties throughout New Zealand, Select-a B&B is hosted accommodation offering a variety of options including Bed & Breakfast, Farmstay and Countrystay. We also offer a selection of small luxury lodges and properties where the establishments are something very special.

Programme options • Blue – represents the largest number of motels which provide the widest range of locations • Gold – these properties are rated higher than the Blue category properties due to either location or quality

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Kiwi Holiday Parks

39 Holiday Parks spread right around the country. All are rated minimum 3 star and offer a range of accommodation from fully self-contained cabins with kitchenettes, bathrooms and all bedding, down to sites for motorhomes and tents. Set in spacious grounds, often in unique tranquil locations on river and beach sides. So for a real Kiwi Holiday, stay where the Kiwis stay – Kiwi Holiday Parks!

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NEW ZEALAND - Rail and Ferry Experiences

Rail and Ferry Experiences

AUCKLAND

NORTH ISLAND Rotorua Waitomo Caves

Rail

Taupo

TranzAlpine

National Park

Coastal Pacific

Opunake

Northern Explorer TA S M A N S E A

Ferry Interislander Ferry

WELLINGTON

Picton

Blenheim Greymouth

Kaikoura

PAC I F I C OCEAN

SOUTH ISLAND Franz Josef Fox Glacier Mt Cook

CHRISTCHURCH Tekapo

The TranzAlpine

The Coastal Pacific

Northern Explorer

Christchurch – Greymouth – Christchurch One of the finest rail trips in the world. Linking Christchurch and Greymouth, the TranzAlpine runs from coast to coast – from Pacific Ocean to Tasman Sea, crossing the huge and fertile Canterbury Plains, the stunning Waimakariri River, the massive and impressive Southern Alps as well as passing the shores of tranquil Lake Brunner, before arriving at Greymouth.

Christchurch – Picton – Christchurch The Coastal Pacific train travels between Christchurch and the port of Picton. This journey is a scenic feast with the Kaikoura mountain ranges on one side of your train and the rugged Pacific Ocean coastline on the other. The Coastal Pacific operates an extended summer season, with services running daily from October to April. The train also connects with the Interislander Ferry and Sounds Air scenic flights.

Auckland – Wellington – Auckland The Northern Explorer service is a remarkable, ever-changing daytime journey between Auckland and Wellington which takes you into the heart of the North Island, through lush green farmland, native forests, over stunning river gorges and across New Zealand’s volcanic plateau. See all of this from new purpose built scenic carriages, featuring panoramic windows, open air viewing and an board licensed café.

Duration: 4.5 hours one way Departure: Christchurch at 8.15am, arrives Greymouth at 12.45pm. Departs Greymouth at 1.45pm and arrives Christchurch at 6.05pm (except 25 Dec)

Duration: 5 hours one way Departure: Daily from Christchurch at 7.00am, arrives Kaikoura at 9.54am and Picton at 12.13pm. Departs Picton at 1.00pm and Kaikoura at 3.28pm, arrives Christchurch at 6.21pm (except 25 Dec)

Duration: 11.5 hours one way Departure: Mon, Thurs and Sat from Auckland at 7.50am Tues, Fri and Sun from Wellington at 7.55am

Interislander

Interislander, a convenient, regular link for foot & vehicle passengers between Wellington in the North Island, and Picton in the South Island. Experience a spectacular 3 hour cruise. Stroll on the decks for the best views, have a meal, or see latest movie releases. Taking your vehicle on board is easy and saves you time - just drive on and off! Ask about our Premium Plus lounges which includes hot food, local wine and beer, internet access and comfortable seating. An extra level of luxury on your journey. From Picton: 6.25am, 10.05am, 1.05pm, 2.25pm, *6.30pm, 10.25pm From Wellington: 8.15am, 10.25am,*2.30pm, 6.25pm Picton Harbour

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NOTE: These schedules are subject to change. Advance bookings are recommended, especially during peak holiday periods such as Easter, Christmas and school holidays. *During summer only.

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NEW ZEALAND - Sightseeing with Great Sights

Discover Auckland Operator: Great Sights

Sightseeing Discover why Auckland is regarded as one of the best places in the world to live. Travel through the city centre, along Karangahape Road with its chequered past and eclectic vibe, past fashionable Ponsonby and over the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Visit The Domain, the city’s oldest park with tropical gardens, duck ponds, public art and home to Auckland’s War Memorial Museum. Enjoy morning tea in Parnell Village with time to explore boutiques, craft and specialty stores. Visit Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, with its formal gardens and tranquil atmosphere offers panoramic views of Auckland and Waitemata Harbour.

Hole In The Rock Dolphin Cruise

Waitomo Caves & Hobbiton Movie Set

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Operator: Great Sights

Make the most of this popular day tour from Auckland, including a spectacular dolphin watching cruise in the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands. Our experienced local skippers will guide you through the beautiful clear waters aboard Dolphin Seeker, our purpose built dolphin and whale watching catamaran. Keep a look out for bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life. Enjoy the views as you cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock – hold your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space and admire the rock walls which soar above you. Take in the Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back into the inner islands of the Bay.

Operator: Great Sights

Enjoy guided tours of the Hobbiton Movie Set and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves on a full-day sightseeing tour. Journey to the Hobbiton Movie Set on private farmland near the town of Matamata. See sights like Hobbit holes, the Mill and the Green Dragon Inn, and learn how farmland was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle-earth. Enjoy lunch at the Green Dragon Inn. At the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, take a 45-minute guided tour through underground caverns. Enjoy a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto along an underground river. Gaze at the twinkling glowworms overhead.

Duration: 3 hours Departs: Daily from Auckland at 9.45am and 2.30pm

Duration: 12.5 hours Departs: Daily from Auckland at 7.30am

Duration: 11 hours Departs: Daily from Auckland at 8.00am

The Waitomo and Rotorua Experience

Discover Rotorua Morning Sights

Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Operator: Great Sights

Travel to Waitomo where you will enjoy a guided tour through the galleries of the world famous Glowworm Caves. Tour includes a boat ride through the glowworm grotto. On arrival in Rotorua see New Zealand’s agricultural industry in action with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome, plus an organic farm tour. Continue to Te Puia where you will see the mighty geysers and boiling mudpools for which this thermal area is famous. Sit back and enjoy a Maori cultural performance. The tour includes morning snack, packed lunch and afternoon snack all served on board the coach.

Duration: 13 hours Departs: Daily from Auckland at 7.30am

Operator: Great Sights

Great Sights operates a morning sightseeing tour of Rotorua’s leading attractions. Included in your half day tour is a visit to Te Puia and the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute where you can view mighty geysers, boiling mud pools, and the traditional arts and culture of the Maori People; Rainbow Springs – a unique showcase of New Zealand’s flora and fauna including New Zealand’s national icon, a kiwi bird; and a Farm Show – a hands-on experience giving you an animated insight into New Zealand’s farming history.

Duration: 5 hours Departs: Daily from Rotorua at 7.25am

Operator: Great Sights

The majestic beauty of the South Island is a must for any visitor to the South Island and one of the best ways to view the spectacular scenery is aboard a Great Sights luxury coach. This tour takes you from Christchurch, through diverse farmland to Lake Tekapo, where you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd. Your tour continues along the Tasman River before arriving at the location of New Zealand’s tallest mountain Aoraki Mount Cook. There is time to experience an optional scenic helicopter or ski plane flight, weather permitting, before departing for New Zealand’s Adventure Capital, Queenstown.

Duration: 11 hours Departs: Daily from Christchurch at 7.30am

NOTE: This tour can return to Auckland or finish in Rotorua.

Discover Milford Sound Operator: Great Sights

Sightseeing Travel by luxury coach on an unforgettable journey from Queenstown into Milford Sound. Located within the World Heritage Fiordland National Park, this region is rich with dense rainforest, lakes and waterfalls cascading from rugged mountain peaks. Travel through the Southern Alps via the Homer Tunnel, a 1.2km tunnel drilled through a solid mountain of rock. Upon arrival at Milford Sound, board your Southern Discoveries vessel for a spectacular cruise in New Zealand’s most famous waterway. Return by coach to Queenstown.

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Duration: 12.5 hours Departs: Daily from Queenstown at 7.20am NOTE: This tour can return to Auckland or finish in Rotorua.

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NEW ZEALAND - Auckland Suggested Itineraries

Auckland More than just a beautiful harbour city, Auckland has become increasingly popular for its mild year-round climate, cuisine from all around the world, fine wines and great art. This cosmopolitan city is an ideal starting point for any New Zealand holiday. Things to do in Auckland Dine alfresco at Viaduct Harbour Admire the view from the observation deck at Sky Tower, the tallest freestanding building in the Southern Hemisphere Cruise Auckland Harbour and visit the seaside village of Devonport See the biggest collection of Maori taonga (treasures) in the world at Auckland War Memorial Museum

Wharf Ferry berths

Visit One Tree Hill thought to have been one of New Zealand’s largest pa (Maori fortification) sites

The rocky islets of the Rakino Group in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf

Queen Elizabeth Square

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Enjoy wine and olive tasting or laze on the beach on laid back Waiheke Island, a 35 minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland Experience sailing an America’s Cup Grand Prix racer

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AUCKLAND AIRPORT HOTEL 7. Sudima Hotel Auckland Airport WAIHEKE HOTEL 8. Delamore Lodge, Waiheke Island

4. SKYCITY Grand Hotel 5. SKYCITY Hotel 6. Stamford Plaza Auckland

Sky Tower Auckland Operator: Sky Tower

Sightseeing Self guided experience offering 360 degree views up to 80 kilometres in every direction of Auckland from New Zealand’s tallest building. Travel up the glass fronted lifts to the Main observation platform on level 51, with glass floor features. Relax in the Sky Café and Bar on level 50. Check out the highest viewing deck available on level 60, 220m above the ground. Spot key landmarks, volcanoes and other historical locations within the greater Auckland area.

Auckland Harbour Bridge

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Duration: We have no max time, an average visits usually last an hour, however as this is not a tour there is no time frame. Departs: Open daily, May – Sep: 9am – 10pm (last tickets at 9.30pm, November - April: (Fri & Sat) 8.30am – 11.30 (last tickets at 11pm), (Sun- Thurs) 8.30am – 10.30pm (last tickets at 10pm)

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America’s Cup Sailing Experience

Harbour Dinner Cruise

Coast and Rainforest Walk

Operator: Explore Group

Operator: Explore Group

Operator: Bush and Beach

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

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Participate as crew on an authentic America’s Cup yacht. Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or sit back and enjoy the action and scenery as we sail the beautiful Waitemata Harbour. Experience the excitement of sailing, no experience necessary. These powerful and highly engineered race vessels are usually the domain of billionaires and elite professional yachties but our unique two hour sailing experience offers everyone the opportunity to sail these racing machines. The America’s Cup is the world’s oldest and most prestigious sporting trophy and ultimate yachting regatta. Experience it first hand sailing these remarkable vessels on the harbour, host of the America’s Cup in 2000 and 2003.

Duration: 2 hours Departs: Daily from Auckland (at various times depending on tides and conditions)

Dine on the Harbour, an experience not to be missed in Auckland. Our relaxed sailing excursions offer a uniquely local Auckland experience with an intimate and engaging atmosphere. As the sun sets watch the night lights of the cityscape come alive. Sail where the wind takes us while enjoying Auckland’s city highlights along the harbour’s edge. The crew’s local knowledge will give you the best harbour sailing experience Auckland has to offer. The menu is served either up on the deck or below deck in the well-appointed dining saloons. A cash bar is available on board. Help participate with the sailing experience take the helm while we carve through the water, or sit back and relax on the upper deck.

Duration: 2.5 hours Departs: Daily from Auckland

Your full day excursion goes first to the Arataki Visitor Centre situated within Auckland’s largest regional park, Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. The breathtaking panoramic views from the sweeping decks extend from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Absorb the area’s history and admire the magnificent traditional Maori Carvings that stand guard there. Continue further west with highly experienced guides to the wild and rugged West Coast where you experience the isolation of the area. Walk amongst New Zealand’s famous kauri trees and native birds. Moderate level of walking ability required for walks of up to one hour duration. Refreshments and picnic lunch are included.

Duration: 7 hours Departs: Daily from Auckland at 10am

Hobbiton Express Day Tour Operator: Bush and Beach

Sightseeing Let Bush and Beach take you on a magical journey to the Hobbiton movie set, 2.5 hours drive south of Auckland. Hobbiton is one of the main sites for the filming of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Hobbit’ trilogies and is regarded as the largest ‘green set’ in the world. This tour includes transport to and from the set with commentary, a fully guided tour of the set, a drink in the Green Dragon Inn, lunch and a complimentary souvenir and hotel transfers.

Duration: 8 hours Departs: Daily from Auckland at 7.00am

Auckland City & West Coast Tour

Auckland 3 Hour Express Tour

Auckland Maori Tour

Operator: Toru Tours

Operator: TIME Unlimited Tours

Operator: TIME Unlimited Tours

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Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Come on our Personalized 3-hour tour, showing you the highlights of what makes our city of Auckland so special. From the diverse eateries to the many volcanoes, to the working farm, and beautiful gardens that we have. We can guide you to Auckland’s best shopping, cuisine and sights. Along the way, you will learn about the Maori culture and settler history. You not only get to see our great city, but you actually meet the locals, and participate in their activities, with time left in the day to “do your own thing” as well.

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Devonport, Auckland (Credit: Tourism New Zealand)

Experience Auckland’s very best sights with a local Maori, who will guide you around this fantastic city and the stunning Waitakere Ranges. Marvel at the views of several ancient volcanoes and the highly interesting history that surrounds their place in Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) since Polynesians arrived in Aotearoa (Auckland) about 800 years ago. Learn about the Maori myths and legends, visit the Arataki visitor centre, the Waitakere Ranges and some of Auckland’s most magical places, including subtropical rainforest, black and golden sandy beaches, as well as native flora and fauna. Includes snacks, hot/cold drinks and a great lunch!

Discover the very best of Auckland including the marine village of Devonport and Auckland’s famous West Coast on this full day tour with TIME Unlimited Tours, winner of multiple global awards. View some of Auckland’s 48 volcanoes, untamed coastline, spectacular black and golden sand beaches, subtropical rainforest with giant Kauri trees, plus unique indigenous flora and fauna. Visit the Arataki visitor centre at the Gateway to the famous Waitakere Ranges subtropical rainforest. See the very best Auckland has to offer for an amazing full day experience. Includes snacks, hot/cold drinks and a great lunch!

Duration: 3 hours

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157 Hobson Street, Auckland

Retaining the 1912 character and charm of its past enhanced with a new building. Location In the heart of the Auckland entertainment and business district and within 5 minutes’ walk of Sky City and Queen Street shopping district. Victoria Park Market and Viaduct Harbour are each a 10-minute walk away.

Property facilities • Unique boutique rooms in heritage building • 138 modern guest rooms in extension building • Secure underground parking • Access to a fitness centre with pool • Café • Restaurant

Accommodation • LCD TV • in room safe • hairdryer • free 500mb WiFi per day • work station • iron/ironing board • individually controlled heating system

Auckland Harbour

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Copthorne Auckland City

Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City

150 Anzac Avenue, Auckland

NEW ZEALAND - Auckland SuggestedAccommodation Itineraries

Auckland City Hotel

SKYCITY Hotel Auckland

1 Hobson Street, Auckland

Cnr Victoria & Federal Streets, Auckland

Superior Double room

Superior Double room

A comfortable, well equipped metropolitan hotel.

Overlooking Auckland’s famous Viaduct Harbour, this hotel offers apartment style accommodation, easily recognized by its sharp architectural angles.

A city within a city, offering you choices for relaxation, atmosphere and entertainment.

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Location

Location

Centrally located, within easy walking distance of Auckland’s shopping and entertainment areas.

Property Facilities

In the heart of the city, within walking distance of downtown shopping, ferry building, the waterfront, and the casino.

Property Facilities

• Restaurant • bar • 24 hour reception • WiFi access • parking facilities

Property Facilities

• Bar • indoor pool • heated pool • gym/fitness centre • parking facilities

Accommodation

15 restaurants • 8 bars • pool • free WiFi access • gym/fitness centre • tour desk • parking facilities • shop

Accommodation

• 106 rooms • air-conditioning • tea/coffee making facilities • mini bar • refrigerator • WiFi access • hairdryer • iron/ironing board

Centrally located with newly refurbished rooms, the SKYCITY complex includes Auckland’s casino.

Accommodation

• 65 rooms • air-conditioning • mini bar • kitchenette or full kitchens • tea/coffee making facilities • WiFi access • balcony • hairdryer

• 344 rooms • air-conditioning • mini bar • tea/coffee making facilities • hairdryer • iron/ironing board • bathrobes NOTE: Restaurant and bar facilities all have charge back facilities to the room.

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Sudima Auckland Airport

Stamford Plaza Auckland

SKYCITY Grand Hotel

18 Airpark Drive, Auckland

Albert Street, Auckland

90 Federal Street, Auckland

Premium Luxury room

Superior room

Enjoy the convenience of being close to Auckland Airport yet being able to enjoy the warmth and comforts of this modern design hotel.

Elegant and spaciously furnished with contemporary decor. Superb location in the heart of the city. Enjoy the view of the city skyline from the gym.

An oasis of luxury in the heart of a vibrant city.

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Located within 2 minutes of Auckland International Airport. Complimentary airport shuttle bus.

Property Facilities

Stamford Plaza Auckland is surrounded by a profusion of restaurants, cafés, bars and boutiques and is just minutes away from Viaduct Harbour.

Property Facilities

• Restaurant • bar • heated pool • indoor pool • gym/fitness centre • parking

Accommodation • 153 rooms • air-conditioning • tea/coffee making facilities • WiFi access • hairdryer • iron/ironing board • bathrobes

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Property Facilities • 15 restaurants • 8 bars • casino • indoor pool • heated pool • WiFi access • health spa centre • gym/fitness centre • 24 hour room service • business centre • parking facilities • shop

• 3 restaurants • bar • indoor pool • spa • sauna • free WiFi access • gym/fitness centre • tour desk • valet parking

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Accommodation

• 316 rooms • 5 apartments • air-conditioning • mini bar • tea/coffee making facilities • free WiFi access • iPod dock • hairdryer • iron/ironing board • bathrobes

• 286 rooms • air-conditioning • mini bar • refrigerator • tea/coffee making facilities • free WiFi access • hairdryer • iron/ironing board • bathrobes Map Ref: 7

In the heart of Auckland, adjacent to the SKYCITY complex and the iconic Sky Tower.

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Waiheke Island

Delamore Lodge, Waiheke Island

83 Delamore Drive, Waiheke Island

Sensational beaches, restaurants and world-famed vineyards are all at your doorstep. Location Cliff edge on the ‘Island of Wine’, Waiheke is only 30 minutes by ferry from Auckland.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • wine cellar • infinity pool • sauna • jacuzzi • day spa • library • business pavilion • tour desk • parking • helicopter landing pad

Accommodation • 4 plush suites • 1 two bedroom apartment • sun-facing patio • air-conditioning • mini bar • espresso machine • free WiFi access • hairdryer • bathrobes Map Ref: 8

Kaitoke Beach, Auckland (Credit: Scott Venning)

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Bay of Islands

Operator: Great Sights

World famous for the natural unspoilt beauty of its island-studded waterways, offering a wide array of water-based activities. Off the water there are a multitude of things to do. Paihia is the main tourism area. From here visit the oldest missionary church in Kerikeri or the Treaty House in Waitangi. Things to do in the Bay of Islands Swim with the dolphins - dive and meet some of the ocean’s friendliest inhabitants. Visit the giant Kauri trees of the Waipoua Forest and stand in awe at the base of Tane Mahuta – the 2000-year-old ‘Lord of the Forest’ Embrace culture and heritage. Northland is rich in historical sites and artefacts. Be sure to visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Dive off the Tutukaka Coast a renowned diver’s paradise Join a tour along 90 Mile Beach and toboggan down giant sand dunes at Te Paki Stream Witness the meeting of the Tasman Sea and Pacific Oceans at Cape Regina – a spiritual pace for the indigenous Maori people

Sightseeing Combine history with the beautiful marine environment on this day long cruise that dates back nearly a century and takes in the secluded islands of the Bay plus offers a chance to swim with the dolphins who visit these waters. The ‘Cream Trip’ is the most extensive day cruise available in the Bay of Islands and follows the selected routes of the original Fullers trip, which began in 1927 to deliver mail and essential supplies, and to collect cream from various settlements dotted throughout the region. You’ll also see other iconic spots such as Marsden Cross and the Black Rocks before making an island stopover for lunch.

Duration: 7 hours Departs: Daily from Paihia 9.30am and Russell 9.40am

Discover Hokianga

Discover Kerikeri

Dolphin Eco Tour

Operator: Great Sights

Operator: Great Sights

Operator: Great Sights

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Sightseeing

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Experience an unforgettable journey through the natural beauty of the Hokianga. Journey back in time and follow the original stagecoach route from Paihia to Hokianga. Uncover 2.8 million year old geological rock formations as you meander along the walkways of the unique Wairere Boulder Valley. View thousands of massive basalt boulders, some over 30m high. At Waipoua Kauri Forest see the largest remaining Kauri Trees in the world including Tane Mahuta estimated to be around 2,000 years old.

Duration: 8 hours Departs: Tuesday Thursday and Sunday from Paihia at 8am

Discover some of Kerikeri’s best kept secrets in this popular afternoon tour. Visit Ake Ake Vineyard and sample organic wine or coffee. Take a step back in time and learn of the history that makes this area famous, such as the Historic Stone Store and Kemp House. Then see how chocolates are created at the boutique Makana Chocolate Factory, includes handmade chocolate sample.

Duration: 3 hours Departs: Maritime Building Paihia Waterfront at 1.15pm NOTE: Full commentary provided.

Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach Day Tour

Dolphin Encounter

Operator: Great Sights

Operator: Explore Group

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Journey to the very top of the North Island – Cape Reinga. Discover the unique history, culture and landscape of New Zealand’s far north. Uncover the wild beauty of this vast and untouched region rich in Maori culture and tradition. Visit the iconic light house and see the point where the Tasman Sea meets the mighty Pacific Ocean. Drive along Ninety Mile Beach as waves crash beside the custom built coach. Get up close to the ancient and majestic Giant Kauri Trees.

Duration: 12 hours Departs: Daily from Paihia 7.00am

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Encounter these intelligent and playful mammals up close in their natural environment. You may even get the chance to swim with the dolphins. Cruise picturesque islands while searching for dolphins with a lifetime viewing guarantee. Mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit and shower available onboard. A complimentary hot drink after your swim. Travel on our catamaran purpose built for dolphin viewing and swimming with observation decks, side opening windows and safe access to the water for swimmers. Island stopover at stunning Otehei Bay if time and conditions allow. Once we find a pod of dolphins, Department of Conservation regulations and sea conditions will determine whether a swim is possible. Swimmers must be 8 years old and over and confident in the open water. The decision to swim is at skipper’s discretion. If you do not get to see dolphins you will get a non-transferable voucher to come again for free. This is not a money back offer.

NEW ZEALAND - Bay Suggested of Islands Itineraries

The Original Cream Trip

Delight in watching dolphins as they interact with us. Our staff have years of experience finding dolphins in the bay and have an intimate knowledge of their behaviour. Our smaller purpose built vessel allows for closer interaction as you see and hear dolphins and whales from our low viewing deck. This cruise is limited to 35 passengers to allow for an intimate experience for everyone. We often see bottlenose and common dolphins, baleen whales, orca, seals, fish, penguins and other sea and bird life.

Duration: 4 hours Departs: Daily October to April from Paihia at 8am and 12.30pm

Discover the Bay Hole in the Rock Operator: Explore Group

Sightseeing Cruise and discover the very best of the Bay of Islands. Experience the spectacular scenery in an area that is soaked in rich culture and history. Encounter diverse wildlife in their natural surroundings. Cruise among the 144 islands with skipper’s commentary including a visit to the iconic Hole in the Rock and when conditions permit, travel through it. View dolphins, with a success rate of over 90% of our trips along with other wildlife. On our return, visit Otehei Bay. Enjoy the white sand beaches for safe swimming. Hire a kayak or paddleboard for some on the water activity of your own. Or, take a guided walk to explore the historic sites and stunning lookouts on the island. Urupukapuka offers some of the best self guided walks, with tracks ranging in duration from 1-5 hours and with varying degrees of difficulty. Perhaps take a trip out from Otehei Bay with our dive instructors. Enjoy our licensed café offering a range of food and beverages. Later, return on a ferry at a time that suits you.

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NEW ZEALAND - Bay Suggested of Islands Itineraries

Scenic Hotel Bay Of Islands Cnr Seaview & Macmurray Roads, Paihia

Standard King room

The hotel is an ideal base for your next Bay of Islands holiday. With a choice of accommodation and extensive guest facilities, you’ll soon feel right at home. Location Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands is located in Paihia, close to Paihia Beach and Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Regional points of interest also include Kerikeri Mission House and Ngaiotonga Scenic Reserve.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • bar • tour desk • business centre • parking

Accommodation • 114 rooms • mini bar • refrigerator • internet • tea/coffee making facilities • balcony • hairdryer • iron/ironing board • bathrobes • CD player Bay of Islands, Northland (Credit: Alistair Guthrie)

Copthorne Hotel Bay Of Islands Tau Henare Drive, Paihia

Superior Room

Great location on the waterfront. Enjoy the expansive feature pool or unwind in the spa. Location Within the Waitangi National Trust Reserve.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • bar • pool • tour desk • parking facilities • tennis court

Accommodation • 180 rooms • mini bar • refrigerator • tea/coffee making facilities • internet • balcony • hairdryer • iron/ironing board

Paihia Beach Resort & Spa 130 Marsden Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands

Experience a luxury boutique resort, which has been designed with guest’s ultimate comfort in mind. Location Overlooking picturesque Te Tii Beach and a short 5 minute stroll to Paihia’s main wharf, the departure point to discover the Beautiful Bay of Islands.

Property Facilities • Provenir cuisine & cellar restaurant • la spa naturale day spa • salt water pool and heated plunge pools.

Accommodation • 21 Studios • suites and 2 bedroom apartments over 4 floors • ocean-view balcony/patio • air-conditioning • mini bar • WiFi • 50+ Sky Channels • bathrobes & slippers • 6ft spa baths • interconnecting rooms available.

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NEW ZEALAND - Bay Suggested of Plenty Itineraries

Bay of Plenty The Bay of Plenty is famous for being the sunniest destination -short lived winters and long summer days, it’s the place where Kiwi’s love to holiday. With 125 kilometres of pristine coast line including New Zealand’s number 1 beach Mount Maunganui. Home to the only accessible active marine volcano ‘White Island’. Fun activities both on and off the water, home to a selection of events, festivals, local markets, restaurants, bars and boutique shopping. Things to do in the Bay of Plenty • Take a guided trip to White Island by boat or helicopter.

• Visit the wild life sanctuary Moutohora Island

• Walk around or to the top of Mauao (Mount Maunganui)

• Take a boat trip to secluded islands: paddle board, snorkel, fish, or swim.

• Night kayak to see the glow worms in a beautiful canyon.

• Enjoy a speed thrill on board locally designed land based yachts blokarts

Waimarino Kayak Tours

Waimarino Waka Experience

Operator: Waimarino

Operator: Waimarino

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Based in beautiful Tauranga, the heart of the Bay of Plenty, Waimarino Kayak Tours offers some of New Zealand’s most breath-taking kayak adventures. We have 3 kayak tours in Tauranga, including evening glow worm and scenic half-day kayak tours on Lake McLaren, as well as the tranquil Wairoa River kayak tour. We also head to Rotorua for the Lake Rotoiti hot pool and glow worm kayaking tour. Both freedom and guided kayak tours are available.

Duration: Between 30 minutes and 4 hours Departs: Daily or on request

Maori cultural Waka Experience based in the stunning Bay of Plenty. Experience the amazing Maori culture and learn of local legends and myths while paddling a Waka on some of New Zealand’s scenic waterways including Lake McLaren, Wairoa River and Lake Rotoiti. Paddle up to the Mangapapa Canyon at sunset to see the illuminating Glow Worm Canyon, or paddle during the day to see the scenery. Take a trip down the Wairoa River, or over to Rotorua on Lake Rotoiti for a paddle over to the hot pools. Any of our tours can be adapted to accommodate your group or we can create something special.

Duration: Between 30 minutes and 4 hours Departs: On Request

NOTE: Not open Christmas Day.

White Island Tour

Moutohora: Island Sanctuary

Operator: White Island Tours

Operator: White Island Tours

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Cruise across the pristine waters of the Bay of Plenty to White Island – New Zealand’s most active volcano. After donning hard hats and gas masks, guides will lead you on an exploration of the crater. Experience roaring fumaroles, sparkling sulphur chimneys, bubbling pools of mud and the spectacular main crater. Along with the spectacular scenery, visitors will also learn about the island’s fascinating history and its often tragic stories of the sulphur miners that attempted to harvest its resources. After returning to the boat there is time to enjoy the supplied packed lunch while cruising around the outer walls of the volcano. The return journey often provides the opportunity to spot marine life such as dolphins and whales. Back in Whakatane, White Island Rendezvous offers a range of accommodation options opposite the wharf and PeeJays Café is open for great food and coffee.

Duration: 5-5.5 hours Departs: Varies daily - between 8am and 10am

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Take a short boat ride to visit one of NZ’s most restricted wildlife sanctuaries. Moutohora (also known as Whale Island) is home to a number of endangered bird species such as the Saddleback, Kakariki (NZ parakeet), and the North Island Brown Kiwi. It is also home to NZ’s living dinosaur, the Tuatara, and three other species of lizard. On a fully guided tour visitors to the island will learn about the island’s cultural significance to the local Maori tribe which had a village based on the island in pre-European times. Along with spectacular views and beautiful bush life the tour includes time at the island’s hot water beach where visitors can dig their own warm water pool in the sand or swim in the bay’s clear waters. The journey back to Whakatane includes a circumnavigation of the island to view its intriguing rock structures.

Duration: 4 hours Departs: 10am

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NEW ZEALAND - Central Suggested North Itineraries Island

Central North Island Rotorua is the beating heart of New Zealand with unique experiences that will capture your heart and elevate your soul. Feel the earth’s power through the natural geothermal wonders and discover authentic Maori culture. A visit to Hawkes Bay wine region, Lake Taupo, and the art-deco town of Napier will complete your visit to this region. Things to do in Rotorua and Beyond… Marvel at bubbling mudpools, geysers and hot water springs in one of Rotorua’s unique geothermal parks Be enriched by an authentic evening of Maori storytelling and cultural traditions at Te Po, Rotorua Dine at ‘Eat Streat’ Rotorua which offers a year round smorgasbord of gastronomical delights

Experience the twinkling ‘Glowworm Grotto’ at the Waitomo caves Discover the real Middle-Earth at Hobbiton, filming location for Lord of the Rings Take a flight to the world’s most accessible active volcano, White Island Get active on Australasia’s largest lake, Lake Taupo

Rotorua

Skyline Rotorua – Gondola Operator: Skyline Rotorua

Sightseeing The Skyline Rotorua complex is situated just minutes from central Rotorua, high up Mt Ngongotaha. Take a leisurely uphill Gondola ride and enjoy the extensive views of Rotorua, the surrounding lakes and geothermal areas.

Duration: Minimum 2 hours Departs: Daily from Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua NOTE: Valid for one return ride only.

White Island

OGO (Zorbing) in Rotorua

Ultimate Adrenaline Combo

Operator: OGO Rotorua

Operator: Off Road NZ

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

As the inventors of this iconic adventure experience, OGO Rotorua offers multiple OGO ride options, where 40 litres of water are added (cool in summer, warm in winter). H2OGO Straight Tracks: Side by side, these tracks start 250m up the hill and you can race another OGO downhill. Dive in alone or with up to 3 people! H2OGO Sidewinder Track: The world’s longest track at 350+ metres with six massive corners that send you and a friend in different directions as you zig zag your way down the hill in a wash of water.

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Duration: 1 hour Departs: Daily from 9.00am – 5.00pm

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This one is hard to beat for adventurers with a passion for vehicles. Test your off-road driving skills on the 4WD Bush Safari and face all the challenges head on. Now you know how brave you are, you can burn some rubber on the concrete oval in one of our Sprint Cars. To top it all off, you’ll be loaded into the Monster 4x4 for another awesome 4x4 thriller. Included in this combo: 4WD Bush Safari, Monster 4x4 Thrill Ride and Sprint Car Racing.

Duration: 2 hours Departs: Daily from Rotorua

Te Po - Indigenous Evening Experience Combo Operator: Te Puia

Sightseeing The ultimate way to experience Maori culture. Te Po a Te Puia’s one of a kind evening experience, includes the Te Ra Daytime Pass, an exclusive guided tour, plus a banquet of storytelling, entertainment and authentic Maori kai (indigenous food) under lights. Te Ra and Te Po Combo starts daily at 4:30pm.

Duration: 5 hours Departs: Daily at 6pm from Hemo Road, Rotorua

NOTE: Not open Christmas Day.

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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours Operator: Rings Scenic Tours Ltd

Sightseeing The Hobbiton Movie Set Tour is a visitor experience based at the original location where Hobbiton was created for the filming of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Your guide will escort you through the ten acre site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton Movie Set was created. Hobbit holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill and other structures can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth. After your tour of the film set return to The Shires Rest Cafe and visit The Shire Store.

Duration: 2 hours Departs: from Rotorua and Matamata

Scenic Rafting

Tamaki Maori Village

Mitai Maori Village

Operator: River Rats

Operator: Tamaki Maori Village

Operator: Mitai Maori Village

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Situated in the Okere Falls Scenic Reserve, the grade 5 Kaituna River features the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall, the awesome 7 metre Tutea Falls. Although this trip provides full-on action, every rapid is followed by calm water, making it very forgiving for a grade 5 river. For those who prefer a quieter ride, there’s always the Rangitaiki Grade 3–4 rapids, or the Rangitaiki Grade 2, suitable for participants as young as 5 years.

Departs: Both Rangitaiki trips are 10.30am departure ex Rotorua allow 5.5 – 6 hours including transfers. For the Kaituna allow 3 hours including transfers. NOTE: Departure times differ in Summer.

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New Zealand’s Most Awarded Cultural Experience! Experience an evening of ceremonial ritual, powerful cultural performance, storytelling and hangi feasting. Share in the Powhiri, our ancient ceremony of welcome before entering our pre-European Maori Village. The village comes alive with sights, sounds and activity of days gone by. You will have the opportunity to participate. Witness the earth being scraped away from the hangi pit to reveal baskets of food cooked beneath the ground on hot stones. Enter the ancestral meeting house and enjoy a powerful cultural performance before dining the traditional hangi buffet feast!

Duration: 3.5 hours Departs: Nightly from Rotorua

Mitai Maori Village will give you an authentic introduction to the Maori culture leaving you amazed and in awe. Be enthralled by the natural bush setting; see warriors in traditional attire paddle in an ancient canoe. Marvel at crystal clear water flowing directly from earth, view glow worms in their natural habitat. See traditional cooked hangi meal being lifted from the ground. During our cultural performance, you’ll be captivated by the displays of weaponry and combat, coupled with the grace and beauty of the poi dance. A sacred and spiritual place that offers an indigenous cultural experience like no other.

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NEW ZEALAND - Central Suggested North Itineraries Island

Hells Gate Mud Bath and Spa Operator: Hells Gate and Waiora Spa

Sightseeing Begin with a gentle self-guided walk through New Zealand’s most active geothermal reserve. View the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere, the only mud volcano, bubbling mud, exploding waters, soft hot waters and mud of Sulphur Lake. After the walk take a 20 minute geothermal mud bath which will leave your skin very clean and soft. Then soak in the pure sulphurous waters of the spa overlooking the geothermal reserve, and enjoy the hot waterfall. You may relax here for as long as you like.

Duration: 2 hours to a full day Departs: Daily from Rotorua

Whakarewarewa ‘The Living Maori Village’

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Op: Whakarewarewa Thermal Village Tours Ltd

Operator: Tourism Holdings

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Come and share with us the beautiful history and traditions of our people at Whakarewarewa, The Living Maori Village. Surrounded by bubbling hot pools and steaming fumaroles the people of Whakarewarewa Village have lived amongst this geothermal wonder for hundreds of years. See how we unitize the geothermal in our everyday lives to cook, bathe and preserve. View the arts, crafts and culture that is Tuhourangi/ Nagti Wahiao. Enjoy a traditional Geothermal Hangi Meal and be entertained by our world renowned cultural performers.

Duration: 2 hours Departs: Daily at 9am from Rotorua NOTE: Transfers not included. Not open Christmas Day.

World renowned, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves occupy a high placing in the New Zealand vacation wish-list. The glow worm, Arachnocampa luminosa, is unique to New Zealand. Thousands of these tiny creatures radiate their unmistakable luminescent light as our expert guides provide informative commentary on the Caves’ historical and geological significance. Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveller. Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 128 years of cultural and natural history.

Duration: 1 hour Departs: Daily from Waitomo Caves Visitor Centre, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo NOTE: Ask us about our other tours.

Mount Tarawera/Waimangu Volcanic Valley - Eruption Trail Tour 3A Operator: Volcanic Air Safaris

White Island - Whakaari Active Volcanic Landing & Walking Tour 4B Operator: Volcanic Air Safaris

Jet Park Hotel Rotorua Cnr Fenton & Victoria Streets, Rotorua

Ideally located boutique hotel, recently refurbished in 2015 Sightseeing Fly over the site of the largest eruption in New Zealand’s living memory, Mount Tarawera, and gain an appreciation of how the 1886 eruption changed this stunning landscape. From Mount Tarawera to the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, view the eruption trail and surrounding Lakes district whilst enjoying informed commentary from your experienced local pilot/guide, all combined with the thrill of taking off and landing on water at the Rotorua City Lakefront.

Sightseeing Experience the thrill of combining our two signature helicopter tours landing on both Mount Tarawera and White Island. The contract between these two volcanos couldn’t be more amazing, from the active crater floor and steaming crater late of White Island, to the heights of Mount Tarawera’s summit. Here we enjoy spectacular vistas of the volcanoes craters and the surrounding lakes district.

Location Just 5 minutes walking distance to town, this hotel is centrally located to many superb local attractions, shopping and cultural activities - many top activities are within walking distance.

Property Facilities • Café • swimming pool • spa pool • café • book library • free WiFi • 24 hour reception • parking • fitness centre

Accommodation • 63 guest rooms • satellite TV • air conditioning • heating, safety deposit box • minibar • hairdryer • iron/ironing board

Duration: Allow 30 minutes

Duration: Allow 3.5 hours

Sudima Lake Rotorua 1000 Eruera Street, Rotorua

Superior room

Good tourist hotel in a premium lakeshore location. Location On the shores of Lake Rotorua, within walking distance to shops, cafés and attractions.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • bar • heated pool • indoor pool • tour desk • parking facilities • shop

Accommodation • 250 rooms • mini bar • refrigerator • tea/coffee making facilities • internet • hairdryer • iron/ironing board

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Regent of Rotorua

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

390 Fenton Street, Rotorua

1191 Pukaki Street, Rotorua

Tutanekai Street, Rotorua

Deluxe room

Lake View room

Distinction Rotorua presents a full range of superior accommodation.

Escape to The Regent of Rotorua, Rotorua’s newest designer Boutique Hotel offering stylish luxury accommodation with a touch of glamour.

Relax in the geothermal spas after a day of sightseeing. Centrally located on the shores of Lake Rotorua, with easy access to shopping and sightseeing.

Location

Location

Location

Distinction Rotorua is situated on the southern end of Fenton Street, opposite Rotorua’s most prestigious golf course Arikkapakapa. Known for its traditional Maori culture and geothermal activity, this city is vibrant year round.

Property Facilities • 3 restaurants • bar • pool • heated pool • gym/fitness centre • tour desk • parking • shop

Close by the Lake and city centre attractions, including the famous Eat Street.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • bar • free WiFi • heated thermal mineral pool • mineral spa • mini gym • parking

Accommodation • 35 rooms • air-conditioning • mini bar • plunger coffee • free WiFi access • iPod dock • monsoon rain shower • Citta design bathrobes • hairdryer

Accommodation • 133 rooms • overhead fan • refrigerator • tea/coffee making facilities • internet • hairdryer • iron/ironing board • interconnecting rooms

Near the shores of Lake Rotorua, metres from the CBD and restaurants and close to the unique geothermal landscape.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • bar • indoor pool • geothermal pools • gym/fitness centre • tour desk • parking facilities

Accommodation • 199 rooms • air-conditioning • mini bar • refrigerator • satellite TV • tea/coffee making facilities • internet • hairdryer • iron/ironing board

NEW ZEALAND - Central Suggested North Itineraries Island

Distinction Hotel Rotorua

Millennium Hotel Rotorua 1270 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua

Club room

Enjoy the nightly poolside Feast and Revue, traditional food and Maori culture. Location Close to the shores of Lake Rotorua and a brief stroll to shops and restaurants.

Property Facilities • 2 restaurants • bar • indoor pool • gym/fitness centre • tour desk • business centre • parking facilities

Accommodation • 227 rooms • air-conditioning • mini bar • refrigerator • tea/coffee making facilities • internet • hairdryer • iron/ironing board

Rotorua (Credit: Blaine Harrington)

Treetops Lodge & Estate 351 Kearoa Road, Horohoro, Rotorua

Award winning luxury lodge on 2,500 acres, 800-year old native forest - a nature lover’s sanctuary Location In heart of New Zealand’s unique forest and thermal wonderland, trout fishing mecca and cultural capital, Rotorua.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • bar • wilderness spa with outdoor jacuzzis • 70 km adventure (hiking and biking) trails • rivers • waterfalls • fly fishing • wildfood cooking school • 4wd wilderness safaris • clay pigeon shooting • archery range • 5 star kids club • kayaking • on site helicopter

Accommodation • 8 luxury villas with open fire and jacuzzi • 4 luxury lodge rooms • Cottage and Owners Apartment

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NEW ZEALAND - Rotorua Suggested and Itineraries Beyond Hawke’s Bay Cycle Trail, Hawke’s Bay (Credit: Camilla Rutherford)

The County Hotel

The Crown Hotel Napier

Huka Lodge

12 Browning Street, Napier

Cnr Bridge St & Hardinge Rd, Ahuriri, Napier

Huka Falls Rd, Taupo

Experience the enchantment and elegance of former times with the comforts of today in a beautifully restored hotel.

Choose from elegant heritage suites in the restored 1932 Art Deco building, or ocean views from the modern contemporary rooms.

Luxurious lodge amidst great natural beauty & tranquillity. Outstanding cuisine and superb service - over 20 romantic dining options to experience.

Location

Location

Location

Conveniently located in Napier’s Art Deco Precinct, close to the town centre and Pacific Ocean.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • bar • library • free WiFi • secure car parking • tour desk

Accommodation • 18 beautifully appointed rooms and suites • air-conditioning • overhead fan • mini bar • refrigerator • tea/coffee making facilities • internet • hairdryer • iron/ironing board • bathrobes • CD player

Overlooking the waterfront in the historical, picturesque seaside village of Ahuriri, with boutique shops/cafés and the ocean at your doorstep.

Property Facilities • Complimentary car parking • daily newspaper • laundry facilities • fitness centre • WiFi • conference/function facilities • heritage bar with outdoor courtyard and fireplace • restaurant

Accommodation • 39 guest rooms and suites • studios • one and two bedroom suites • private decks • underfloor heating • Bluetooth audio systems • minibar • luxurious bathrobes • fine linen • LCD TV • heritage suites feature original touches including ‘juliet’ balconies

One hour drive from Rotorua or three hours from Auckland. Huka Lodge is set in 17 acres of lawn and gardens on the banks of the Waikato River. Beautifully appointed riverside suites and two exclusive cottages provide complete privacy and perfect comfort.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • bar • pool • tour desk • business centre • parking facilities • shop • tennis court

Accommodation • 25 suites • air-conditioning • overhead fan • mini bar • refrigerator • tea/coffee making facilities • balcony • hair dryer • iron/ironing board, bathrobes

Mangapapa Hotel 466 Napier Road, Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay

Cottage Garden Room

A stunning historic hotel. Surounded by acres of beautiful gardens & fruit orchards creating a tranquil setting - the epitome of what Hawke’s Bay has to offer. Location Centrally located, only a few minutes drive to the pretty village of Havelock North or nearby vineyards, plus only 20 minutes coastal drive to Napier and the local beaches.

Property Facilities • On-site parking • complimentary WiFi • Fine Dining Restaurant • Bar • Concierge • Outdoor Pool • Bike Hire • Gym • Spa & Sauna • Spa Treatments on request.

Accommodation

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• Twelve luxurious suites & rooms with balcony/deck access • breakfast included • climate control • fridge • tea & coffee making facilities • bathrobes • in-room entertainment system • iron • hairdryer • safe • laundry service.

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Tongariro River Rafting

Tongariro Whitewater Rafting

Operator: Taupo’s Floatplane

Operator: Tongariro River Rafting

Operator: Tongariro River Rafting

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Taupo’s Floatplane’s “Mt Ruapehu” scenic flight departs from the Taupo bay tracking south to fly over Turangi, Mt Pihanga, Lake Rotoaira, the Blue and Emerald Lakes, the Tama Lakes to the summit of Mt Ruapehu. A circuit of the summit allows you to view into the Crater Lake and the ski fields on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu. Starting the journey north again you’ll travel onto Mt Ngauruhoe ( Mt Doom ) to view into the centre of this classic volcano, then over Mt Tongariro viewing the Red crater, Blue lake, old lava flows and the most recently active Te Mari Crater before beginning your descent over Lake Taupo to land along the lakefront.

To discover the land, follow the river in this leisurely Grade 2, 1.5 hour trip down the soft, tumbling waters of the Lower Tongariro River. The magic of rafting comes alive for first time rafters, those who prefer a gentler pace and children. You still get to paddle and there are some small rapids to navigate but nothing too wet or wild.

Prepare yourself for one of the most stunning white water rafting adventures in New Zealand. You’ll start your unforgettable adventure with an on-shore safety briefing and paddle instructions with one of our experienced guides. In 2.5 hours you navigate over 60 heart-pounding, Grade 3 roller coaster rapids with an expert guide at the helm. Throughout the trip you’ll be treated to sights only accessed by raft.

NEW ZEALAND - Hawkes Suggested BayItineraries & Taupo

Ruapehu Vista - Scenic Flight

Tongariro Alpine Crossing Operator: Adrift Outdoors

Sightseeing Experience New Zealand’s rugged and beautiful landscape on the world-renowned Tongariro and Whanganui National Parks. Be guided by the best with Adrift Tongariro. Take in some of the most spectacular scenery available throughout the country; learn the stories, the history and the legends of the land from within the tracks of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, within the dual World Heritage-listed site. The three active volcanoes sit majestically, dominating the landscape of the Tongariro National Park. Adrift’s one day and multi-day treks, walks, canoe trips and Rail Trail Cycleway tours offer a professionally-guided and enjoyable experience for people of all abilities and skill levels. Te Puia, Rotorua (Credit: Eric Lindberg)

Lake Tararewa, Rotorua (Credit: Adrian Hodge)

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NEW ZEALAND - Wellington Suggested Itineraries

Wellington Feel the creative pulse of the coolest little capital in the world, a compact urban city with a natural soul. Embraced by ocean and hill, Wellington sets the native and historic stories of the youngest country on earth against world class coffee, cocktails, cuisine and a world-leading film industry. Things to do in Wellington Visit New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa, for an insight into the New Zealand way of life, past and present

Catch a ferry to Matiu/Somes Island in the middle of Wellington harbour – a conservation project with a colourful history

Want to spot a Kiwi? Visit the Wellington Zoo or Zealandia: The Karori Sanctuary Experience

Take a four-wheel drive tour to the south coast and see a colony of New Zealand fur seals

Visit the Weta Cave listed at the top of Lonely Planet’s Must-see in Wellington

There and Back Again: The Full Experience Operator: Weta Workshop

Sightseeing Enter the world of Weta Workshop with There and Back Again: The Full Experience, a guided round trip by Weta Studio Tours! You’ll enjoy return transfers from Wellington i-SITE to Weta Studio Tours, where you’ll explore our Weta Cave Workshop Tour and our Miniatures Stage Tour: Thunderbirds Are Go. Your driver will highlight iconic film sites during your journey and you’ll get priority seating to our exclusive documentary. A Weta Workshop crew member will then show you incredible props and costumes from films like The Hobbit and Avatar, followed by a journey through the amazing miniatures of Thunderbirds Are Go! City murals

Introducing Te Papa Tour

Travelodge Wellington

The Bolton Hotel

Operated by: Te Papa

Cnr Boulcott St & Gilmer Tce, Wellington

12 Bolton Street, Wellington

Guest room

Sightseeing Take a tour of Te Papa, New Zealand’s innovative and interactive national museum, for an informative and inspiring overview of New Zealand’s unique natural environment, Maori culture and taonga (treasures), dynamic art heritage and its fascinating history. With a combination of the latest technology and classic story-telling, Te Papa educates, entertains, and inspires.

Travelodge Wellington is conveniently located in the centre of Wellington’s financial and shopping areas.

A contemporary hotel offering stylish and elegant accommodation in a friendly and professional setting.

Location

Location

Fifteen minutes drive from Wellington airport, towards the heart of the city. Five minute walk to the harbour. Pedestrian access to Lambton Quay, the heart of the city’s shopping.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • gym/fitness centre • parking facilities

Accommodation • 132 rooms • free WiFi • refrigerator • tea/coffee making • facilities • hairdryer • iron/ironing board

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The Bolton Hotel is located within the Wellington central business district. Fantastic central location.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • bar • indoor pool • heated pool • gym/fitness centre • parking facilities

Accommodation • 139 rooms • air-conditioning • mini bar • refrigerator • fully-equipped kitchen • tea making facilities • internet • iPad mini in all rooms • hairdryer • bathrobes • interconnecting rooms

Hours: Open 10am – 6pm every day except Christmas Day.

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NEW ZEALAND - Marlborough Suggested Itineraries

Marlborough Wellington

Marlborough is a region of beauty where water, wine Feel the creative pulse of the coolest little capital in and wilderness combine to create a relaxing escape. the world, a compact urban city with a natural soul. Home to theby Marlborough Sounds and Queen Embraced ocean and hill, Wellington sets Charlotte the native Track, wine and food is a key attraction and with and historic stories of the youngest country on more earth than 40 winery cellar doors as well as great restaurants against world class coffee, cocktails, cuisine and a worldand amazing seafood, you going topolitical love Marlborough. leading film industry. Neware Zealand’s centre is also celebrated as the country’s cultural and creative hub, with Things to do in Marlborough the picturesque city packed with cafés, bars, restaurants, Wake up in paradise, stay inmuseums. the Take a winery tour. There aresanctuaries a galleries, public art, and innovative vines or have a night away in the variety of local wine trail operators Combined with the neighbouring boutique wine region of Marlborough Sounds providing a popular way to see and Wairarapa, Wellington is a not-to-be-missed destination. sample what Marlborough has to Cruise the waterways of the Marlborough Sounds by boat

Don’t miss visiting the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, for a visual feast of World War One aircraft

Walk or mountain bike the famous Queen Charlotte Track for one day, or four

Getting active on the water; kayaking, sailing, dolphin swimming or self-drive safari

offer, be it by car, coach or bicycle!

Marlborough Sound

Seafood Odyssea Cruise

Marlborough Icons Tour

Taste Marlborough Tour

Operated by: Marlborough Tour Company

Operated by: Marlborough Tour Company

Operated by: Marlborough Tour Company

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Join us for a memorable scenic cruise into the majestic Queen Charlotte Sound. Visit a Salmon farm and an Oyster farm to learn about seafood farming and enjoy the freshest possible seafoods matched to a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. A wonderful wine and food match in a beautiful part of Marlborough. This cruise offers an optional drop off at Bay of Many Coves Resort.

Duration: 3.5 hours Departs: October to April daily departures at 1.15pm from Picton Marina

Enjoy the icons of Marlborough in one day with a tour through the famous Marlborough wine region and the majestic Marlborough Sounds. Marlborough has become world famous for Sauvignon Blanc and this tour starts in the heart of the wine region. Enjoy a range of fine wine experiences in the Marlborough wine region before heading through for lunch on the Havelock waterfront. Then in the afternoon enjoy the totally unique Greenshell Mussel Cruise in the Marlborough Sounds.

Duration: 8 hours Departs: 9.30am – 9.45am from Picton 10.00am – 10.15am from Blenheim

Marlborough is world famous for Sauvignon Blanc and today’s full day wine tour will show you why. Taste Marlborough is all about “behind the scenes” touring through a vineyard and winery, meeting the people who create the wines and enjoying some very special tastings along the way. Guaranteed small group departures.

Duration: 6.5 hours Departs: Year round daily departures. Collection from accommodation. Picton at 9.15am and Blenheim at 9.45am

Chateau Marlborough Cnr High & Henry Streets, Blenheim

Chateau Studio

The Chateau’s striking architecture epitomizes the hotel’s reputation and personalised service. Location Overlooking Seymour Square and centrally located within a 2 minute walk to the city centre.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • bar • pool • heated pool • day spa • tour desk • parking

Accommodation • 80 rooms • overhead fan • mini bar • refrigerator • tea/coffee making facilities • hairdryer • iron/ironing board

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The Mail Boat Cruise

Great Track Pass

Operated by: Beachcomber Cruises

Operated by: Beachcomber Cruises

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Join us on this must do New Zealand iconic Mail boat cruise. Cruising through the Queen Charlotte Sounds in style aboard one of our newest catamarans, this fast speed luxury vessel will take you to unspoilt bays whilst delivering mail freight and groceries to the residents that call these tranquil waterways home. Enjoy an informative complimentary about the marine environment and history of these beautiful surrounds before enjoying 15mins ashore at historic Ship Cove (1Oct-30April only). We are marine mammal watch approved so keep an eye out for the local wildlife and enjoy a complementary tea and coffee.

Duration: 4.5 hours. 1:30pm – 5:30/6:00pm Departs: Picton Waterfront. Monday through to Saturday

The Queen Charlotte Track offers virgin New Zealand bush, exceptional views and accommodation to cater for everyone’s budget. Offering a range of options from a one day walk to multi day walks. The Great Track Pass includes: A drop-off at Ship Cove on one of our scheduled departures, Pick-up from Anakiwa, other pick up points are available, Luggage transfers along the track max 20kg pp. Excludes: Accommodation, QCTLC Pass, Mountain Bike transportation, Motuara Island fee, anything not specified above.

Duration: 1 full day to Multi day Departs: Picton Waterfront 8:00am (1st Oct - 30th Apr) or 9:00am

Seddon, Marlborough (Credit: Kieran Scott)

Queen Charlotte Track, Marlborough Sounds (Credit: Chris McLennan)

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Nelson

6 Point Road, Monaco, Nelson

Come and enjoy the diverse landscape of three national parks – from snow capped mountains, to lush green forests, rolling vineyards, golden beaches with turquoise waters and long balmy summer days. The Abel Tasman National Park is the most visited national park in New Zealand even though it’s the smallest.

The perfect place to escape everyday life and relax in the old world charm of a village atmosphere. Location The hotel is five minutes from Nelson Airport and 15 minutes from the city centre. Overlooks the Waimea Inlet and Tasman Bay.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • fitness centre • pool • satellite TV • tour desk • parking facilities

Accommodation • 20 rooms • 61 apartments • air-conditioning • overhead fan (standard rooms only) • refrigerator (apartments only) • tea/coffee making facilities • free WiFi • hairdryer • iron/ironing board

NEW ZEALAND - Nelson Suggested Itineraries

Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Apartments

Abel Tasman National Park

Three Day Abel Tasman Guided Sea Kayak & Walk Operator: Wilsons Abel Tasman National Park

3 days/2 nights

• Your own twin/double room with ensuite bathroom • Fine food designed by our chef and served by your hosts. • In-house bar serving a selection of local beers and wines • Scenic cruise along the spectacular Abel Tasman coastline. • All modern, top quality kayak gear: buoyancy aid, spray jacket and skirt, dry bags • Expert Guide to help you design each day to be as active or relaxed as you wish.

Day 1 - Nelson / Motueka to Awaroa via Totaranui

Includes Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner - Scenic drive to Kaiteriteri - Cruise Kaiteriteri to Totaranui - Walk 7kms including tidal crossing, max elevation 60m. • Coach pick up from Nelson or Motueka • Meet your Guide at our Motueka office for a tour briefing with time for last-minute luggage organisation before departing to Kaiteriteri by coach. • Vista Cruise departs Kaiteriteri for a fast, safe, comfortable cruise along the National Park coastline. Hot & cold drinks, open and enclosed viewing decks and bathroom facilities on board. • From Totaranui, walk through mature beech and rata forests, and along secluded golden beaches to the tidal inlet at Awaroa. • Either walk if the tide is out, or take a boat ride across the stunning expanses of the largest inlet on the coast.

• Be welcomed with pre-dinner drinks and food by your hosts at Meadowbank Homestead – Awaroa

Day 2 - Awaroa to Torrent Bay Includes Breakfast, Morning and Afternoon Tea, Lunch, Dinner. - Walk Awaroa to Onetahuti 5km - Sea Kayak Onetahuti (Tonga Beach) to Torrent Bay - Paddling – 10km - From Awaroa, walk over the Tonga Saddle to Onetahuti beach where kayaks will be waiting for you. • Your Guide will settle you into your kayaks for a full training session. • Leave Onetahuti for a morning of beach hopping down the coast: Bark Bay, Falls River, Frenchman’s Bay. • If conditions allow, visit the seal colony at Tonga Island. • Cruising past Tonga Quarry and the Tonga Arches • Stop for lunch at one of the idyllic bays • A welcome awaits at Torrent Bay Lodge, right on the beachfront.

Day 3 - Torrent Bay to Motueka / Nelson

Includes Breakfast, Morning and Afternoon Tea, Lunch - Sea Kayak Torrent Bay to Kaiteriteri – 12km - Scenic Drive Kaiteriteri to Motueka or Nelson • Paddling along the coast, discover the pristine bays, beaches and islands named by French explorer, Dumont D’Urville in 1827. • Stop for lunch at any one of the bays, then continue on to Kaiteriteri • Our Coach meets you at Kaiteriteri to return to Motueka or Nelson

Adele Island Birdsong & Seals Guided Kayaking Operator: Wilsons Abel Tasman National Park

More to see! Less paddling effort! Cruise from Kaiteriteri to Observation Cove, then paddle to Adele Island wildlife sanctuary; home to seals, penguins and birds, including one of New Zealand’s rarest birds: the South Island Saddleback. Take a morning or afternoon, with time to take a Cruise & Walk option to explore other regions of the Park. Availability High Season (20 Oct - 18 Apr) – Alternate itinerary during the low season. 9.00 am or 12.40pm: Check in at our Kaiteriteri ticket booth to meet your Guide. 9.20 am or 1 .00pm: Join our Vista Cruise at Kaiteriteri to cruise into the protected waters of the Astrolabe Roadstead. 9.40 am or 1.20pm: Disembark at Observation Cove where your friendly, expert Guide settles you into a stable double kayak with full instructions and safety brief. Then, it’s onto the water to explore and have fun. Explore the coast of Adele Island, then return to Observation Cove. 2.10, 3.45 or 5.40pm: Rejoin the Vista Cruise to return to Kaiteriteri at 2.30, 4.10 or 6.00pm

Itinerary Includes • Stable double kayak • Spray jacket • Buoyancy aid • Dry bags for spare clothing and camera gear but please note we cannot guarantee to keep sensitive electronic equipment dry • Maximum 8 people per Guide • Scenic Vista Cruise return to Observation Cove

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NEW ZEALAND - Canterbury Suggested Itineraries Region - Christchurch

Canterbury Region - Christchurch This vibrant picturesque region offers an abundance of natural wonders: the sparkling Pacific Ocean, majestic Southern Alps and an ancient volcanic peninsula. Discover the area’s lush vineyards, pristine glacial lakes, world-class natural wildlife experiences and Mount Cook National Park, all part of this region of remarkable contrast. Things to do in Christchurch and Beyond... Make the most of the longest ski season in Australasia at Mount Hutt Explore the alpine wilderness of Mount Cook on a mountain walk Land on the Tasman Glacier in a skiplane, or go heli-skiing amidst the tranquillity and silence of the pristine alpine environment Head north to soak in a thermal pool at Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa Go whale watching at Kaikoura, just two hours north of Christchurch

Fox Glacier

Enjoy one of the six most spectacular train journeys in the world, the stunningly scenic TranzAlpine Express journey from Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass

Kaikoura

KAIKOURA HANMER SPRINGS Hanmer Springs & Hurunui

Get away from it all in a hot air balloon. Drift over the Canterbury Plains with the Southern Alps on one side and the Pacific

ARTHUR’S PASS WAIPARA

Arthur’s Pass & Selwyn

Waimakariri

CHRISTCHURCH METHVEN

MOUNT COOK

AKAROA

Mid Canterbury Mackenzie

LAKE TEKAPO

ASHBURTON

Akaroa & Banks Peninsula

TIMARU South Canterbury

WAIMATE

Pop up cafe, Christchurch

Exhilarating Antarctica

Akaroa Day Tour

Whale Watch

Operated by: Real Journeys

Operated by: Leisure Tours

Operated by: Whale Watch Kaikoura Ltd

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

A visit to the International Antarctic Centre is a MUST DO experience for everyone and a fantastic family day out! It snows every 6mins, you can play in real Snow and Ice, survive an authentic Antarctic Storm and hang out with Little Blue Penguins! Take a ride on the famously exciting Hagglund, experience an awesome simulated 4D Extreme Cruise, watch a stunning HD movie on a MASSIVE screen, learn about life and science in modern day Antarctica and much more! It’s the closest experience to Antarctica without actually being there!

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Duration: Open 9am–5.30pm every day including Christmas Day Departs: Free Penguin Express shuttle departs outside the Museum on Rolleston Ave hourly from 9am (Oct-Mar) and 10am (Apr-Sep)

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Enjoy a Sightseeing tour to Akaroa, a 9 hour round-trip travel from centrally located Christchurch hotels. Enjoy beautiful scenery on route to Akaroa, such as Governor’s Bay, Gebbies Pass and Lake Ellesmere. Travel through the spectacular scenery surrounding Banks Peninsula, formed following violent eruptions of two ancient volcanoes. The Akaroa crater nurses the picturesque harbour and Akaroa village. Experience a Nature Cruise on Akaroa Harbour. Watch out for seals, penguins and the rare, NZ native dolphin - the Hector’s Dolphin from your boat. See giant volcanic sea cliffs & hear about Akaroa’s fascinating past. The Tour also includes a delightful lunch at Bully Hayes Restaurant.

Every Whale Watch tour is a unique experience and the sightings vary. Giant sperm whales are the stars of the show and year round residents. A typical Whale Watch tour may encounter New Zealand fur seals, pods of dusky dolphins and the endangered wandering albatross. Depending on the season you may also see migrating humpback whales, pilot whales, blue whales and southern right whales. Kaikoura often hosts the world’s largest dolphin, the orca, and is home to the world’s smallest and rarest, the Hector’s. Kaikoura also attracts the largest concentration and variety of seabirds on mainland New Zealand including 13 species of albatross, 14 varieties of petrels and 7 types of shearwater.

Duration: 3.5 hours Departs: Four departures daily from Kaikoura

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NEW ZEALAND - Canterbury Suggested Itineraries Region - Christchurch

Antigua Boatsheds, Christchurch

Kaikoura Whale Watch

City Sights

Operated by: Leisure Tours

Operated by: Leisure Tours

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Travel to Kaikoura where the mountains meet the sea. Enjoy an exciting up-close encounter with the giant sperm whale. A typical tour may encounter New Zealand fur seals, pods of dusky dolphins and the endangered wandering albatross. Depending on the season you may also see migrating humpback whales, pilot whales and southern right whales. Kaikoura often hosts the worlds largest dolphin – the orca and is home to the world’s smallest and rarest – the Hector’s.

Duration: 10.5 hours Departs: Daily from Christchurch

Discover Christchurch Double Decker 3 hour City Tour Operated by: Hassle-Free Tours

City sights tour featuring the central city highlights, botanical gardens, Museum and Art Centre, the city’s new pop up container mall and seaside suburb of Sumner. The tour can change daily due to road closures and new areas re-opening. Why not combine the City Sights tour with admission into the International Antarctic Centre. The centre recreates the atmosphere of Antarctica with a Snow and Ice Experience, the Blue Penguin Encounter and an exhilarating Hagglung ride. This option is only available for the morning departure and will add an additional two hours to your tour.

Duration: 3 hours Departs: 9am or 1.30pm

Akaroa Swim With The Dolphins

Operated by: Leisure Tours

Sightseeing Depart Christchurch and travel to Akaroa, stopping to enjoy the scenic views from the volcanic rim. Arriving in Akaroa we join the Canterbury Cat Too for a cruise on the Akaroa Harbour sighting dolphins, penguins and seals. Prior to your departure you will be equipped with wet suit, mask, snorkel and flippers. On locating a pod of Hectors Dolphins you will enter the water to swim with these rare and endangered mammals. Following your return to Akaroa village time will be available for lunch and to explore the many fine craft shops and old French colonial buildings prior to your return to Christchurch.

Duration: 9 hours Departs: Daily from Christchurch at 7.30am

Hanmer Springs Attractions

Sudima Christchurch Airport

Operated by: Hanmer Springs Attractions

550 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch

Executive Twin room

An ideal place for stopovers, located only two minutes from Christchurch International Airport by hotel courtesy shuttle. Sightseeing Join us on our beautifully restored London Double Decker buses for a fun and informative Tour of Christchurch. Learn about Christchurch’s fascinating history from the pioneering days through to modern day times and learn how Christchurch is rebuilding the city after the 2011 earthquakes that is a major part New Zealand’s History. Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful Mona Vale Gardens. Visit the seaside town of Sumner, travel up the Port Hills and soak up the views across the Canterbury Plains through to the Southern Alps.

Duration: 3 hours Departs: 10am & 2pm Daily

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Sightseeing Located on the main road into Hanmer Springs over-looking the river and ferry bridge, Hanmer Springs Attractions has something for everybody! Jet Boating – jetboat the entire length of Hanmer’s spectacular Waiau Gorge! Rafting – raft the crystal clear river - Fun for the whole family. Bungy Jumping – The 135 year old Waiau Ferry Bridge is the site of the bungy jump 35 meters high. Quad Bike Safari – Put yourself in control of a four-wheel quad bike. Challenge the terrain, with river crossings, mud,dust, dirt and excitement. All activities are available daily and vary in time from 20 minutes to 2 hours.

Location 2 minutes from the airport. Closest hotel to the airport. 15 minutes to the city.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • bar • WiFi access • parking

Accommodation • 241 rooms • air-conditioning • mini bar • refrigerator • tea/coffee making facilities • internet • hairdryer • iron/ironing board

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NEW ZEALAND - Canterbury Suggested Itineraries Region - Christchurch

Lord of the Rings – Edoras Tour

Operated by: Hassle Free Tours

Rydges Latimer Christchurch 30 Latimer Square, Christchurch

A 5 level contemporary hotel opened new in 2013 boasting an ideal city centre yet secluded location. Sightseeing Join us on The Lord of the Rings Tour and journey to the LOTR filming location: remote and beautiful Mt Potts high country station, home of Mt Sunday. See how this peaceful mountain was transformed into Edoras, the capital city of the Rohan people in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Immerse yourself in the natural, un-spoilt beauty of this breath-taking area with its sparkling clear lakes, glistening blue rivers and fresh, crisp mountain air. If you are not a Lord of the Rings fan, you will still enjoy this fantastic day full of incredible scenery.

Heron, Kaikoura

Duration: 8 – 9 hours Departs: Daily from Christchurch Accommodation

Location Located overlooking scenic Latimer Square and a minute stroll to the cardboard cathedral. The comfortable rooms and attentive staff provide a relaxed setting after a great day exploring the South Island’s Garden City.

Property Facilities • Bloody Mary’s Restaurant • bar • 24 hour reception • gym • sauna • free parking • tour desk

Accommodation • 138 rooms • air-conditioning • mini bar • tea/coffee making facilities • WiFi free hairdryer • iron/ironing board • Free parking • hairdryer • iron/ironing board

Rendezvous Christchurch

Hotel Montreal by The George

The George Christchurch

166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch

363 Montreal St, Christchurch

50 Park Terrace, Christchurch

Premium room

Be sure to enjoy a meal in Straits Cafe – contemporary style dishes showcasing local and seasonal produce.

Unique in design and beautifully finished, Hotel Montreal offers accommodation that is the perfect mix of refined elegance and modern sophistication.

An intimate hotel with unparalleled personal service and a charming ambience.

Location

Location

Location

In the heart of the city, a block from Cathedral Square and metres from New Regent Street.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • bar • gym/fitness room • sauna • free WiFi access

Accommodation • 171 rooms • air-conditioning • mini bar • refrigerator • hairdryer • iron/ironing board • tea/coffee making facilities • free WiFi

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Overlooking Cranmer Square and situated close to the tranquil Hagley Park, Hotel Montreal is Christchurch’s newest luxury boutique hotel.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • bar • cafe • 24 hour reception • free WiFi • fitness centre • disabled facilities • gift/news stand • free parking

Accommodation • 26 rooms • air-conditioning • kitchen facilities • balcony

Alongside beautiful, expansive Hagley Park and the tranquil Avon River. Just a step to the arts market, restaurants, theatres and gardens.

Property Facilities • 2 restaurants • bar • gym/fitness centre • tour desk • business centre • parking facilities • shop

Accommodation • 53 rooms • air-conditioning • mini bar • refrigerator • tea/coffee making facilities • free WiFi access • balcony • hairdryer • iron/ironing board • bathrobes • butler/maid service

Antigua Boatsheds, Christchurch

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NEW ZEALAND - Hanmer Suggested Springs, Itineraries Fox Glacier & Mount Cook

Hanmer Springs, Fox Glacier and Mount Cook Astonishing blue lakes, soaring peaks, untamed coastal paradise, remarkable scenery and rare native wildlife, whatever you do in this stunning area it will be forever cemented in your memory.

Mount Cook

Alpine Explorer Operated by: The Helicopter Line

Sightseeing Experience this magnificent alpine environment with a high alpine flight over the Ben Ohau Mountains. Fly close to the steep ridges and rise over a mountain pass which reveals superb views out to Aoraki/Mount Cook and its surrounding peaks. Prepare yourself for an amazing alpine landing where you will be able to step out of the helicopter and play in the snow.

Duration: 1/2 hour Departs: Daily from Mount Cook

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NEW ZEALAND - Hanmer Suggested Springs, Itineraries Fox Glacier & Mount Cook

Heartland Hotel Glacier Country

Distinction Fox Glacier

39 Main Road Fox Glacier

Main Road, State Highway 6, Fox Glacier

Standard Queen room

Double room

This newly refurbished hotel is the ideal place from which you can explore Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers

Fox Glacier offers a myriad of things to do. From scenic flights to glacier walks, hiking, eco tours, bird-watching and fishing.

Location

Location

Located in Fox Glacier village, within a unique world heritage area. The internationally recognised Westland World Heritage Park, includes the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers , is on our doorstep - just 5 minutes drive from Fox Glacier. Experience the unique atmosphere of the South Island’s West Coast, where rustic rural New Zealand meets friendly service and real Kiwi hospitality

Property Facilities • Restaurant • room service • guest laundry • free WiFi • complimentary guest parking • business services • tour desk

Fox Glacier, a charming township in the beautiful alpine region of the South Island, New Zealand. Walking distance to Fox Glacier village.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • bar • tour desk • parking

Accommodation • 20 rooms • refrigerator • tea/coffee making facilities • internet • balcony • hairdryer • iron/ironing board • bathrobes • CD player

Accommodation Fox Glacier

• 51 guest rooms • free WiFi • heating • TV • hairdryer • iron/ironing board • tea/coffee making facilities • bar fridge

The Hermitage Hotel Terrace Road, Mt Cook

Aoraki Premium room

Perfect year-round retreat, surrounded by majestic scenery. Location Located within the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, nestled beneath the towering peaks of the Southern Alps in a natural mountain amphitheatre.

Property Facilities • 2 restaurants • 2 bars • cafe • tour desk • free WiFi in public areas • free parking facilities • shop

Accommodation • 164 hotel rooms • refrigerator • tea/coffee making facilities • hairdryer • iron/ironing board • internet • free WiFi in premium rooms • mini bar Mount Cook

Flying Fox: Heli Hike Operated by: Fox Glacier Guiding

Sightseeing The fly-in, fly-out Heli Hike combines the excitement of walking on the Fox Glacier with the thrill of helicopter flights. By flying in you are able to access and explore a part of the glacier where its forces work hardest and often create spectacular ice caves and arches. Once fitted out with equipment you board your helicopter and fly over the pinnacles of the lower icefall and take in views of the dramatic upper icefall and Victoria falls. On the ice, crampons are securely fastened to your boots. You will then follow the ice steps cut by your guide as you explore the amazing ever changing ice formations.

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NEW ZEALAND - Queenstown Suggested Itineraries

Queenstown A sophisticated holiday resort on the banks of Lake Wakatipu in a beautiful alpine setting with rugged mountains, majestic lakes, crystal-clear air, and just so much to do. From bungee jumping to wine trails, jet boating to tramping, dining out to skiing, the tricky part is extending your stay to try and fit everything in. Things to do in Queenstown... Sit back, relax and take the whole family on the panoramic gondola ride up to the top of Bob’s Peak, then ride the thrilling luge back down Hold on tight as your Shotover jet boat darts over rapids and through narrow canyon boulders reaching speeds of up to 85kph Defy gravity with adrenalin pumping activities like bungee jumping, skydiving, zip-lining, canyon swing and zorbing.

Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown

Experience the spectacular Southern Alps this winter season by skiing or snowboarding The Remarkables or Coronet Peak Cruise scenic Lake Wakatipu on the iconic vintage steamship The TSS Earnslaw to a working sheep and cattle farm Feast on a wide array of fresh, seasonal and locally grown produce from one of the many restaurants Sample a decadent drop from the internationally acclaimed Central Otago Wine Region Tee off at one of six world-class golf courses in the area

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4.Heritage Queenstown 5.Hulbert House 6.Millennium Hotel Queenstown 7.Oaks Club Resort

8.Oaks Shores 9.Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel 10.The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments

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NEW ZEALAND - Queenstown Suggested Itineraries and Beyond

Sightseeing with Real Journeys

Operated by: Real Journeys

• Overnight on the Sound at Milford or Doubtful Sound • Squeeze in a visit to Stewart Island – the most southern island of NZ

Sightseeing The Milford Track is internationally acclaimed for its spectacular scenery. Meet your guide in Te Anau and take a short coach trip to Te Anau Downs to board a vessel for a one hour scenic cruise to the start of the Milford Track.

• See seals, dolphins and penguins at Milford and Doubtful Sound

• Begin with a gentle stroll via Glade Burn to Glade House for lunch • 4-5 hour walk through ancient beech forest crossing a swing bridge • Spectacular views of mountains and rivers • Experienced Nature guide to point out native birds and plants

• Fly over hidden landscapes through World Heritage Areas • Try our guided cycling at Walter Peak with a picnic on the lakefront

Milford Sound Nature Cruise Operated by: Real Journeys

Sightseeing From Queenstown, wind through Fiordland National Park with views of dense rainforest, towering mountains, glacial lakes and alpine herb fields. Board your Nature Cruise at Milford for a leisurely cruise up the Sound to the Tasman Sea exploring the stunning scenery. • Queenstown return trip • Purpose-built glass-roofed luxury coach • Onboard Nature Guide • Watch for wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins

Milford Sound, Fiordland (Credit: Tourism-Holdings)

Duration: 9 hours Departs: Daily from Queenstown and Te Anau

Milford Mariner Overnight Cruise

Milford Sound Coach/Nature Cruise/Fly

Operated by: Real Journeys

Operated by: Real Journeys

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

The ultimate dinner, bed and breakfast experience. Cruise the length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea with commentary from experienced nature guides. Anchor overnight in a sheltered cove and explore the Sound on kayaks or by tender craft. • Scenery including waterfalls, rainforest, wildlife and mountains • Onboard Nature Guide • Three course dinner and cooked breakfast • Kayaking and tender craft excursion options • Private cabins with ensuite bathrooms

Flying between Queenstown and Milford Sound onboard Real Journeys’ fleet of quality aircraft is the ultimate way to experience Southern New Zealand’s dramatic alpine scenery. • 35 minute flight with panoramic views over hidden glaciers, rivers, lakes and rainforests • Fly over the famous Sutherlands Falls, through Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks • Specially selected aircraft for mountainous terrain • Choose to fly both ways or fly back to Queenstown

Duration: 12.5 hours Departs: Daily from Queenstown or Te Anau

Duration: 2 days/1 night Departs: Daily from Queenstown or Te Anau

Duration: Coach/Nature Cruise/Fly, 9.5 hours; Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly, 4 hours Departs: Daily from Queenstown (subject to weather)

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour

Operated by: Real Journeys

Operated by: Real Journeys

Operated by: Real Journeys

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu towards Manapouri. Cruise across Lake Manapouri to West Arm, then travel by coach over Wilmot Pass through dense rainforest to Doubtful Sound. Board your catamaran for a spectacular three hour cruise to the Tasman Sea. • Three hour cruise in remote wilderness on Doubtful Sound • Experience ‘sound of silence’ on return journey as engines are turned off • Watch for seals, dolphins and penguins • Opportunity to visit Manapouri Power Station

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Milford Track Guided Day Walk

Duration: 12.5 hours Departs: Daily from Queenstown or Te Anau

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Depart Queenstown by coach to Manapouri. Cruise across Lake Manapouri to West Arm, then travel by coach over Wilmot Pass to Doubtful Sound. Board your overnight vessel and settle into your private cabin with ensuite bathroom before a leisurely exploration of Doubtful Sound with your onboard nature guide. • View spectacular waterfalls, wildlife, rainforest and mountains • Watch for seals, dolphins and penguins • Explore the Sound by kayaking or tender craft excursion • Enjoy a three-course dinner and cooked breakfast

Duration: 2 days/1 night Departs: Daily from Queenstown or Te Anau Sep–May

A return Scenic Cruise from Queenstown to Walter Peak High Country Farm onboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw to experience farm life on a high country sheep station. • Explore gardens and enjoy morning or afternoon tea in the Colonel’s Homestead or the BBQ lunch option • Enjoy views back across Lake Wakatipu towards Queenstown and surrounding mountains • View farm animals including sheep, red deer and Scottish Highland Cattle • Watch a sheep shearing demonstration and the sheep dogs working the stock

Duration: 3.5 hours Departs: Daily from Queenstown

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Safari Of The Scenes – Glenorchy Morning Tour

Nomad Quad Safaris

Operated by: Nomad Safaris

Operated by: Nomad Safaris

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Operated by: Shotover Jet

Nothing you have experienced will prepare you for the thrill and excitement of a Shotover Jet ride. It’s an adrenaline rush you will never forget. Shotover Jet, the world’s most exciting jet boat ride and the only operator allowed in the spectacular Shotover river canyons will blast you past rock walls at high speed and manoeuvre through the fast-flowing waters of the Shotover River.

Depart your Queenstown hotel at 8.15am and visit the beautiful scenery that brought the ‘Lord of the Rings’ and now ‘The Hobbit’ movies to life. Visit such places as the Misty Mountains, Isengard and Lothlorien and Camp of Ithilien, better known locally as Glenorchy, Paradise and Mount Aspiring National Park. Return to Queenstown approximately 4 hours later.

Experience the thrill of quad biking on spectacular Queenstown Hill, with 360º panoramic views and over 45kms of off-road terrain. Guaranteed fun, safety and adventure for all levels of ability.

Duration: Allow 90 minutes, includes return transport and a 30 minute intense jet boat ride. Departs: Daily from Queenstown

Duration: 4.5 hours Departs: Daily at 8.15am and 1.30pm from Queenstown

Duration: 3.5 hours from pickup to drop off Departs: 8.30am and 1.30pm

NOTE: Includes transfers and refreshments.

NOTE: Includes transfers and refreshments.

NZONE Skydive

Shotover High Five

Ziptrek Ecotours

Operated by: NZONE Skydive

Operated by: Queenstown Combos

Operated by: Ziptrek Ecotours

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

It takes a certain kind of person to jump from an aircraft into thin air. It takes courage. Harnessed to an experienced qualified Jumpmaster, you step out of that aircraft door and for some 60 seconds you plummet towards the ground at 200km/ hour – Terminal Velocity. Tandem Skydive with NZONE Skydive and see some of the most dramatic scenery in New Zealand, from 15,000ft! NZONE were New Zealand’s first tandem skydive operation and are now celebrating 25 years of skydiving, with over 300,000 tandems jumped to-date.

Experience the thrills and excitement of the Shotover Canyons as you speed past the rock walls in the big red boats, Shotover Jet. Then feel like a celebrity as you step aboard a spectacular helicopter transfer landing at the summit of the Skyline Gondola. Take in the impressive views and explore the facilities and attractions before heading up the chairlift to the start zone of the Skyline Luge. The Queenstown Luge is a unique wheeled gravity ride that provides riders full control over their descent on two purpose built tracks, scenic or advanced. Enjoy five Luge rides at your own pace before riding the Gondola back down to earth.

Ziptrek Ecotours is NZ’s #1 original zipline tour and is a spectacular and fun, but not too scary eco-adventure through the forest canopy high above Queenstown, situated on Skyline Gondola hill. With two tours to choose from, it’s suitable for everyone, whether looking for an introduction into Queenstown adventure (Moa 4-Line Tour) or looking for the steepest zipline in the world (Kea 6-Line Tour). Ziptrek is guided, runs all year round and is stunning whatever the weather.

Duration: Allow 3.5 hours Departs: Half hourly from NZONE Skydive Shop in Central Queenstown

Duration: 4 hours Departs: Daily from Queenstown

Duration: Duration 2-3 hours depending on tour chosen Departs: Daily

Skyline Queenstown Gondola, Restaurant and Luge

Queenstown’s Original Wine Tour

Queenstown Rafting

Operated by: Queenstown Wine Trail

Operated by: Queenstown Rafting

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Operated by: Skyline Queenstown

Situated an easy five minute walk from central Queenstown, the Gondola carries visitors high above Queenstown to the Skyline complex where they are treated to spectacular views that span 220 degrees across Coronet Peak, The Remarkables mountain range and across Lake Wakatipu to Walter and Cecil Peak. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch or dinner at Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar, take in a Maori cultural performance or explore the galaxy with Stargazing. Downhill Luge tracks provide thrills for the young and young-at-heart in non-motorised Luge carts.

Duration: 4 hours Departs: Daily

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Queenstown’s Original Wine Tour company offers a fun, personalised and friendly wine tour of vineyards and wineries in New Zealand’s premier wine regions – Queenstown and Central Otago. Whether your palate is well developed or simply enthusiastic, as long as you love wine, the experience will suit you. The wine tours are small and personal with travelling time kept to a minimum. This allows for plenty of time to taste a variety of wines, sample local cheeses, enjoy a winery lunch and experience the spectacular scenery.

Duration: 5 hours Departs: Daily at 12.30pm NOTE: Wine & Food Sampler 4.5 hours or private tours on demand.

NEW ZEALAND - Queenstown Suggested Itineraries

Shotover Jet Canyon Experience

Queenstown’s original rafting company offers exhilarating halfday white water rafting trips down our famous Kawarau and Shotover Rivers. Whether you’re a first-timer ‘Kawarau Rider’ or thrill-seeking ‘Shotover Junky’, we’ve got you covered! Enjoy coach transfers, specialised equipment, experienced guides and hot sauna/showers. Book heli-rafting or combo trips with Queenstown’s best operators. Cavells Café and Bar at Base is open after your adventure.

Duration: 4 hours Departs: 8am and 1pm daily (except Christmas Day)

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NEW ZEALAND - Queenstown Suggested Itineraries

Oaks Club Resort

Oaks Shores

171-179 Frankton Road, Queenstown

327-343 Frankton Road, Queenstown

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront

Corner Frankton Rd & Adelaide St Queenstown

Living Area

Superior Lakeview room

Offering spectacular scenery, an apartment hotel with a range of services and facilities sure to make your stay memorable.

Located on the very scenic Lake Wakatipu, Oaks Shores is a luxuriously appointed Queenstown apartment-style hotel.

A wonderful relaxed hotel offering excellent value that is perfectly situated for Queenstown’s many attractions.

Location

Location

Location

Located on Frankton Road, the main road into New Zealand’s picturesque Queenstown. Oaks Club Resort enjoys a waterfront position on the edge of Lake Wakatipu.

Property Facilities

Oaks Shores is only a short distance from world-class ski fields, golf courses, vineyards, various adventure activities and Queenstown’s own shopping and restaurant precinct.

Property Facilities

• WiFi access • gym/fitness centre • tour desk • parking facilities

Accommodation

Property Facilities

• Restaurant • bar • WiFi access • gym/fitness centre • tour desk • parking facilities

• Restaurant • bar • meetings facilities • WiFi access in public areas • ski lockers • on-site parking • Jacuzzi

Accommodation

• 68 rooms • 37 apartments • refrigerator • tea/coffee making facilities • internet • balcony • hairdryer • iron/ironing board • CD player

Accommodation

• 122 apartments • refrigerator • tea/coffee making facilities • internet • hairdryer • iron/ironing board

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Centrally located hotel just 5 minutes’ walk to the city centre and Lake Wakatipu. Popular ski areas such as Coronet Peak is a 20 minutes drive and Remarkables is a 45 minutes drive away.

• 240 guest rooms • including 6 Suites (some feature private balconies or courtyards) • WiFi access • fridge • in-room safe • LCD TV • tea/coffee making facilities • hairdryer

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Heritage Queenstown

Hulbert House

Blanket Bay

91 Fernhill Road, Queenstown

68 Ballarat Street, Queenstown

Glenorchy Otago, Queenstown

A choice of spacious Deluxe Rooms and Suites, with an award-winning restaurant.

Luxurious boutique accommodation, combining historical elegance and contemporary service. A beautifully restored 1888 Victorian villa.

This unique location and wondrous setting provides peace, luxury, sumptuous cuisine and countless activities.

Location

Location

Location

Only a short distance from the town centre, overlooking Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables.

Situated just a short walk from the vibrant city centre, Hulbert House is close to Queenstown’s best restaurants, shops and entertainment.

Property Facilities

Property Facilities

• Restaurant • bar • outdoor heated pool • gym/fitness centre • tour desk • parking facilities

Accommodation • 175 rooms • mini bar • refrigerator • tea/coffee making facilities • internet • balcony • hairdryer • iron/ironing board • bathrobes • CD player NOTE: Not all rooms have balconies or CD players.

• Beautiful dining room which serves breakfast and pre-dinner drinks and canapes • Free WiFi • Free parking and transfers to town

Accommodation • 6 individually designed suites • tea/coffee making facilities • WiFi • bathrobes • luxury toiletries • turndown service • laundry services

At the north end of Lake Wakatipu, near the tiny settlement of Glenorchy, only a 45 minute drive from Queenstown. Built in the grand style of the finest alpine lodges.

Property Facilities • 2 restaurants • bar • pool • heated pool • gym/fitness centre • tour desk • parking facilities

Accommodation • 13 rooms • air-conditioning • mini bar • refrigerator • tea/coffee making facilities • internet • balcony • hairdryer • iron/ironing board • bathrobes

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Millennium Hotel Queenstown 1 Stanley Street, Queenstown

Superior room

Newly refurbished rooms and renowned excellence in service make this the ideal choice!

Location Only a short walk to the town centre, making this an ideal base for exploring this unique destination.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • bar • gym/fitness centre • tour desk • parking facilities • courtesy bus

Accommodation • 220 rooms • air-conditioning • mini bar • refrigerator • tea/coffee making facilities • internet • hairdryer • iron/ironing board • bathrobes

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NEW ZEALAND - Queenstown Suggested Itineraries Wooden pier at Wakatipu Lake, Queenstown

Azur Lodge

Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel

The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments

Azur is a contemporary lodge set on a hilltop overlooking Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand. Enjoy total privacy in one of the lodge’s nine villas.

Delight in park-like surroundings and alpine views, luxuriate in the quality and appreciate the stylish design and sophisticated service of this urban boutique hotel.

The trained and experienced team are equipped to help guests access and enjoy the many attractions and activities.

Location

Location

Location

23 Mackinnon Terrace, Queenstown

21 Robins Road, Queenstown

20 minutes away from Queenstown airport and 5 minutes from Queenstown.

377 Frankton Road, Queenstown

Situated only a 5 minute walk across the park from Queenstown’s vibrant town centre. A 7 minute walk to the base of the Skyline Gondola and a 5 minute walk to the edge of Lake Wakatipu.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • 2 bars • gym/fitness centre • tour desk • parking

Property Facilities Accommodation

• 180 rooms • mini bar • refrigerator • tea/coffee making facilities • hairdryer • iron/ironing board

Accommodation

• 9 rooms • mini bar • tea/coffee making facilities • internet • balcony • hairdryer • in-room safe • bathrobes • spa bath/jacuzzi in room

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Property Facilities • Restaurant • bar • complimentary WiFi • gym/fitness centre • tour desk • business centre • parking • jetty

• Business centre • parking

Accommodation

On the shores of Lake Wakatipu with views to the Remarkable Mountains. Just five minutes drive to downtown Queenstown.

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• 60 rooms • 90 apartments • mini bar • refrigerator • full kitchen • tea/coffee making facilities • free WiFi • iPod docking station • gas fireplace • balcony • hairdryer • iron/ironing board • laundry • bathrobes • 150 free movies • free local phone calls

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The Remarkables

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NEW ZEALAND - Wanaka Suggested Itineraries

Lake Wanaka Lake Wanaka’s spectacular location at the foot of the Southern Alps with the wilderness of Mount Aspiring National Park nearby makes it a magnet for outdoor lovers the world over. There is no shortage of activities for all ages on land, water and in the air. Things to do in Central Otago and Beyond… Go trekking in the Mt Aspiring National Park Sightsee from above on a helicopter or fixed wing aircraft Cruise Lake Wanaka Go fishing in Lake Wanaka Explore the high countryside by 4WD guide tour Go jet boating

Get lost in the maze at Puzzling World Skydiving Cycle the many trails around the lake and region Go skiing (snow skiing in the winter/ water skiing in summer) SUP paddle boarding Visit the Warbirds and Wanaka Museum Lake Wanaka

Distinction Wanaka 144-154 Anderson Road, Wanaka

Offering a range of spacious self-contained apartments, providing a high level of personal comfort and convenience, perfect for all seasons. Location Nestled in a quiet Lake Wanaka location which enjoys panoramic mountain and lake views, there are plenty of opportunities to dine nearby at trendy cafés and gourmet restaurants.

Property Facilities • 2 pools • 2 spas • games room • BBQ area • gym • tennis court • parking

Accommodation • 63 apartments • full kitchen • laundry • underfloor heating • balcony • Sky TV

Lake Wanaka

Edgewater – Lake Wanaka Sargood Drive, Wanaka

The location is ideal for quick access to all ski fields, and only a short walk into town along the lake shore.

Location On the shoreline of Lake Wanaka. All rooms boast lake and mountain views. Nestled within the spectacular Southern Alps in the Southern Lakes region of the South Island.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • bar • day spa • tour desk • business centre • parking facilities • tennis court • children’s play area

Accommodation • 45 rooms • 59 apartments • refrigerator • tea/coffee making facilities • free WiFi • balcony • hairdryer • iron/ironing board

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A region of extraordinary beauty, Fiordland has earned the reputation of a sightseeing and walking destination and is a must see. The township of Te Anau, located on the shores of New Zealand’s second largest lake, is the closest township to Milford Sound, providing the ideal location to explore the wonders of the area. Distinction Luxmore Hotel 41 Town Centre, Te Anau

Sea Kayak Milford Sound

Operated by: Real Journeys

Operated by: Real Journeys

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Cruise across Lake Te Anau to Cavern House located on the western shores. On arrival, join your specialist nature guide for the Te Anau Glowworm Caves experience. Explore a twisting network of limestone passages filled with whirlpools and waterfalls. Drift silently in small boats along the river to a hidden grotto, see thousands of glowworms above you. Suitable for the whole family.

Departs: Real Journeys Visitor Centre, 85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau

Departs: Daily

Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

Milford Sound Overnight

64 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau

Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suite

Our well known facilities have been refurbished and new areas added to our already extensive list.

Upgrade to a guaranteed lakefront room to enjoy the hotel’s prime position on the shorefront of the lake.

Location

Location

Located in the heart of Te Anau Centre, just a short stroll from magnificent Lake Te Anau.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • 2 bars • gym/fitness centre • tour desk • parking

Accommodation • 180 rooms • mini bar • refrigerator • tea/coffee making facilities • hairdryer • iron/ironing board

Experience the majesty of Milford Sound by sea kayak on this full day excursion from either Milford Sound or Te Anau. Spend 4–5 hours in the sea kayaks exploring the sheer beauty of the fiord. Discover pristine glacial water flowing from Bowen Falls, paddle beneath towering cliffs clothed in primeval rainforest, view iconic Mitre Peak and enjoy the presence of the Pembroke Glacier Wilderness Zone. All gear is provided including thermals, wetsuit vest, fleece, paddle jacket and waterproof bag. A medium level of fitness is required but no kayak experience is necessary.

Superbly positioned, directly across the road from Lake Te Anau. An easy walk to the town centre.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • bar • pool • heated pool • gym/fitness centre • tour desk • parking

Accommodation • 112 rooms • mini bar • refrigerator • tea/coffee making facilities • internet • hairdryer • iron/ironing board

NEW ZEALAND - Te Suggested Anau – Fiordland Itineraries

Te Anau – Fiordland

Glowworm Caves

Minimum age 16 years

Operated by: Fiordland Discovery

Sightseeing Explore Milford Sound aboard our brand new and luxurious 5-star boat, the Fiordland Jewel, featuring an onboard helipad, on-deck hot-tub, kayaks, tender, and Superb cuisine. Only 20 passengers a night, in nine luxury climate-controlled cabins, all with king-sized beds, ensuite bathrooms, and majestic fiord and ocean views. Complimentary pre-dinner glass of wine or beer (Cash bar onboard) 3 course dinner, full cooked & continental breakfast Guided ROV, kayaking, & small boat explorations (Weather permitting) Our cruises are guided by expert crew, are fully catered, with all equipment supplied.

Duration: Approximately 17 hours, plus transport time if included. Departs: Queenstown, Te Anau & Milford Sound.

Fiordland Lodge 472 Te Anau-Milford Highway, Te Anau

Set in a World Heritage are and the perfect base to explore the surrounding Fiordland National Park Location Five kilometres north of Te Anau on the Te Anau-Milford Sound Highway. There is a helipad for direct access.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • Bar • Tour Des • Parking Facilities

Accommodation • 12 rooms • 2 apartments • air conditioning • mini bar • refrigerator • kitchenette • tea/coffee making facilities • internet • balcony • hairdryer • iron/ironing board • bathrobes • butler/maid service

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NEW ZEALAND - Dunedin Suggested and Itineraries Beyond

Dunedin An historic university town, Dunedin spreads around a beautiful harbour sheltered by the stunning Otago Peninsula. Its rich heritage is evident in the Victorian and Edwardian architecture of the city centre, whilst the peninsula, a brief drive from the city centre, showcases rare Yellow Eyed penguins, a Royal Albatros colony and the magnificent Larnach Castle. Things to do in Dunedin and Beyond… Take a wildlife cruise on Otago Harbour See the Royal Albatross Colony at Taiaroa Head Visit one of the region’s excellent museums Take a walking tour of Dunedin’s historic buildings Visit Baldwin Street the steepest paved street in the world

Visit New Zealand’s first authentic Chinese Garden Explore New Zealand’s only castle, Larnach Castle, located on the Otago Peninsula Get up close with nature, Dunedin, is home to some interesting locals, including the world’s rarest penguin, the yellow-eyed penguin, sea lions, fur seals and little blue penguins

Dunedin, Otago (Credit: Miles Holden)

Peninsula Encounters

Taieri Gorge Railway

Heartland Hotel Croydon, Gore

Operated by: Elm Wildlife Tours

Operated by: Dunedin Railways

100 Waimea Street, Gore

After a day’s exploring, experience hearty dining and local flavours in the Blazing Copper Café & Bar, or the Lodge Public Bar Sightseeing Peninsula Encounters offers unrivalled close encounters with nature. View penguins, fur seals and sea lions within a private conservation area. Observe more than 30 animals, some rare and endangered. See New Zealand fur seals in a noisy, secluded breeding colony. Access to the wildlife uses walking tracks across undulating farmland – a reasonable level of fitness is desirable. This tour provides excellent photographic opportunities.

Sightseeing A highlight of your visit to Dunedin is a trip on the Taieri Gorge Railway – one of the world’s great train trips and one of Dunedin’s top attractions. Departing daily from downtown Dunedin into the Taieri Gorge, this trip travels through some of New Zealand’s most beautiful and ever changing scenery which can not seen from the road! With sightseeing stops, on board café, outside viewing platforms it is the perfect all weather activity and one of the key attractions in Dunedin – not to be missed.

Duration: 6 hours Departs: Daily

Duration: 4 hour trip 7 days a week, 6 hour trip 2 days a week Departs: Daily

Distinction Dunedin Hotel

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

6 Liverpool Street, Dunedin

118 High Street, Dunedin

The 1937 former Chief Post Office in Dunedin has been transformed into an elegant luxury hotel.

‘The Cross’, as it is affectionately known, has a proud history that dates back to 1883. Exceptional comfort and service.

Location

Location

Located in the rejuvenated and vibrant exchange area in the heart of the city.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • bar • gym • free WiFi • parking

Accommodation • 121 rooms • air-conditioning • mini bar • microwave • kitchenette • tea/coffee making facilities

Location Situated on 13 acres, in a park-like setting on the edge of Gore, experience a genuine Southland retreat, looking out to the Hokonui Hills.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • bar • 24hr reception • room service • guest laundry • free WiFi • complimentary guest parking

Accommodation • Free WiFi • Sky TV • Desk • tea/coffee making facilities • hairdryer • iron/ironing board

Located in the heart of Dunedin’s CBD, just a few blocks from the Octagon, the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross is a great base for shopping, entertainment and the many sights Dunedin has to offer.

Property Facilities • Restaurant • bar • Dunedin Casino • café • fitness centre • free WiFi • business facilities • tour desk

Accommodation • 178 rooms • mini bar • tea/coffee making facilities • Sky TV • iron/ironing board • hairdryer

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Hoopers Inlet, Dunedin (Credit: Chris Stephenson)

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NEW ZEALAND - Dunedin Suggested Itineraries Rippon Vineyard, Lake Wanaka

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THE WORLD

We have the world covered...

Australia

Our extensive holiday range offers you the best choices, the best quality and the best value for money not only in New Zealand but the following destinations as well as well as Europe, United Kingdom, Canada, America and the United Arab Emirates. Your travel consultant will be happy to tailor-make an itinerary to suit your requirements.

A free spirited continent offering endless holiday experiences. Australia will surprise and excite you. Unique animals, the beauty of natural wonders and awesome icons, complete with fantastic climate.

Singapore

Thailand

With its warm humid climate, lively harbour, fantastic shopping and vibrant mix of galleries, restaurants and nightlife, Singapore’s sophistication complements the cultural traditions of its past.

A land of dazzling variety with its spectacular beaches, untouched islands, glittering temples, extensive national parks, remote hilltribes and rich cultural diversity, like nowhere else in Asia.

Hawaii

Malaysia

A tropical haven of delights, a blend of colourful Asian culture, untouched beaches and amazing wildlife. Enjoy adventure activities, water sports, amazing cuisine, urban city culture and a leisurely lifestyle.

South Pacific

Hong Kong

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Hawaii’s six unique islands offer distinct experiences, from its tranquil waters, active volcanoes, beaches of white, gold, black and red to the incredible sunsets, why not discover Hawaii.

One of the world’s most exciting cities. Where old meets new, east meets west, whether you go to shop, eat, cruise, or enjoy one of the many festivals you won’t be disappointed in Hong Kong.

An idyllic experience you’ll never forget. Meet the friendly locals, swim in the emerald-green waters and treasure the pristine environment. Discover the magic of the South Pacific.

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NEW ZEALAND - Suggested Itineraries Marlborough Sounds, Marlborough (Credit: Rob Suisted)

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Booking arrangements: All booking arrangements are to be made through your travel consultant and the person effecting a booking shall be deemed to have accepted the Booking Conditions on behalf of all persons named in the booking. The contract will be governed by and subject to the Booking Conditions. No variation to the Booking Conditions shall be of any effect unless made in writing and with the authority of Tour East Australia. All communications from us will be sent to your travel consultant. Your travel consultant shall on receipt of any holiday monies, hold such monies for each and every person named in the booking until that booking is confirmed at which time, those monies are promptly remitted by your travel consultant to us. Our responsibility: We always do our best to make sure your arrangements are satisfactory and we accept liability for, but only to the extent of, any loss or damage sustained by you as a result of our negligence or that of our

Dunedin, Coastal Otago (Credit: Penguin Place)

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Milford Sound, Fiordland (Credit: Rob Suisted)

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Tour East Australia 17/18 "New Zealand" brochure  
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