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  • Takou River Lodge

    Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

    Takou River Lodge

    Anna & Ian Sizer
    +64 9 407 8065 / M: 027 545 7633
    / www.takouriver.com

    Luxury eco resort comprising individual cottages and a new luxury glamping site, providing romantic and secluded, self-contained accommodation on a 150 acre organic farm with gardens and native bush on the banks of Takou River. Kayak to a sandy beach, enjoy pampering massages and a twilight hot tub. Takou River is just a short car journey from Keri Keri, 3 1/2 hours drive or a 30 minute flight from Auckland.

    MEALS Self-catering or gourmet packages by prior arrangement.

    COMPLIMENTARY Kayaks, onsite walks.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Private cottages and luxury glamping tent site for 2,4 or 8 people. Gardens, native bush, river access, kayaking and beach access. Alfresco baths and hot tub. Eco certified.

    COTTAGES 5 | LUXURY TENT 1 | MAX GUESTS 26

    Price: $280 to $600

  • Sailing with Dolphins

    Paihia, Bay of Islands

    Carino Sailing

    Vanessa McKay
    +64 9 402 8040 / M: 027 493 3872
    / www.sailingdolphins.co.nz

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

    TOURS Six hour sailing trip, including island stop, barbeque lunch and the opportunity to view or swim with dolphins, snorkel or just relax and soak up the wonderful scenery and abundant sea life. Departs Paihia 9.15am, Russell 9.45am, returns around 3.45pm. Charters also available. $124pp adults.

    Price: $124

  • Nationwide Private Tours & Transfers

    North Island & South Island

    TIME Unlimited Tours.

    Neill & Ceillhe Sperath
    +64 9 846 3469 / M: 0274 846 369 / FP 0800 868 463 / SK time.unlimited
    / www.newzealandtours.travel

    Experience Auckland and New Zealand in a luxuriously comfortable vehicle with this award-winning tour operator. Personalised and bespoke tours and transfers offering exeptional service and ‘Kiwitanga’ at its best; a unique blend of Kiwi and Maori hospitality along with a strong focus on eco-focussed travel. Your knowledgeable guides will ensure you experience New Zealand’s people, cultures, cuisine, diverse cities, coastlines, flora and fauna. Time Unlimited tours connect regions from Auckland to Rotorua/Taupo, Waitomo Caves, the Hobbiton Movie Set, Hokianga and Waipoua Forest, the Bay of Islands, the Coromandel, Matakana and many other locations around New Zealand.

    PRICE from: $265 - POA

    Price: $295 to $495

  • The Boatshed

    Waiheke Island, Auckland

    The Boatshed

    Jonathan Scott
    +64 9 372 3242 / M: 021 512 127
    / www.boatshed.co.nz

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

    MEALS Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

    COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, on-island transfers.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Spacious suite-style rooms, private onsite indoor and enchanting garden dining spaces, perfect romantic setting, walk to local wineries or the beach. Two adjacent bungalow cottages available also.

    ROOMS 5 | COTTAGES 2 | MAX GUESTS 14

    Price: $685 to $1,120

  • Wine & Gourmet Tours

    Waiheke Island, Auckland

    Ananda Tours

    Jenny McDonald & Brooke Robinson
    +64 9 372 7530 / M: 027 233 4565
    / www.ananda.co.nz

    Waiheke Island is a short ferry ride from downtown Auckland but a world away. Ananda Tours offers a perfect introduction to its, wine, art and gourmet scene.

    GOURMET FOOD & WINE TOUR Artisan producers and wineries. Small group full day tour. 9.30am-3.30pm. $170pp

    EXCLUSIVE WINE TOURS Tailored itineraries to three of the best vineyards. Bookings essential. 10am–4pm $278pp

    Price: $170 to $278

  • America's Cup Sailing

    Auckland & Waiheke Island

    Explore Group

    Bookings
    + 64 9 359 5987 / FP: 0800 397 567
    / www.exploregroup.co.nz

    Explore Group specialises in cruising and sailing in Auckland and the Bay of Islands. 

    AMERICA’S CUP SAILING Unique, professional, no experience required, original Cup yacht. 2 hour trips 11am & 2pm $170pp

    Price: $160

  • Great Ponsonby Art Hotel

    Ponsonby, Auckland

    Great Ponsonby Art Hotel

    Gerry Hill & Sally James
    +64 9 376 5989 / FP: 0800 766 792
    / www.greatpons.co.nz

    Bed and breakfast accommodation perfectly located in the Auckland inner-city suburb of Ponsonby. Just two minutes stroll to vibrant cafés, restaurants, shops and galleries and five minutes by taxi to the harbour and the city centre. Walk to Eden Park. A characterful inner city oasis blending in with local heritage style in the heart of Auckland's hippest neighbourhood.

    MEALS Breakfast.

    COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, wifi, off-street parking.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Friendly hosts, local knowledge, central location in an inner city suburb on the edge of the CBD, heritage character and pacifica design.

    ROOMS 6 | APARTMENTS 3 | MAX GUESTS 24

    Price: $260 to $400

  • TIME Unlimited Tours

    Neill & Ceillhe Sperath
    +64 9 846 3469 / M: 0274 846 369 / FP 0800 868 463 / SK time.unlimited
    / www.newzealandtours.travel

    Extensive range of small group and private tours. Based in Auckland but with one way, return tours or multi-day tours that connect to accommodation in the Bay of Islands, Coromandel, Rotorua, Taupo or elsewhere.

    PRIVATE TOURS One day, one-way or multi-day to Hobbiton, Rotorua, Bay of Islands, Turangi etc. $495+pp

    AUCKLAND HIGHLIGHTS HALF DAY TOUR, Mt Eden, Auckland harbour views, Devonport cafes and shops. Optional return cruise. $165pp

    Price: $295 to $495

  • TIME Unlimited Tours

    Neill & Ceillhe Sperath
    +64 9 846 3469 / M: 0274 846 369 / FP 0800 868 463 / SK time.unlimited
    / www.newzealandtours.travel

  • TIME Unlimited Tours

    Neill & Ceillhe Sperath
    +64 9 846 3469 / M: 0274 846 369 / FP 0800 868 463 / SK time.unlimited
    / www.newzealandtours.travel

  • Colleith Lodge

    Tairua, Eastern Coromandel

    Colleith Lodge

    Helen Bissett and Wayne Tourell
    +64 7 864 7970 / M: 027 493 7290
    / www.colleithlodge.co.nz

    Situated in Tairua, the gateway to the Coromandel, this 5 star luxury lodge is set in a breath-taking location overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The silence is broken only by the sound of birdsong. This boutique lodge is set amidst native bush and tropical planting and is built for guest comfort. All rooms overlook Tairua Estuary, Pauanui and the Pacific Ocean. Conveniently located for access to Hot Water and Hahei beaches and Cathedral Cove.

    MEALS Breakfast.

    COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, evening wine and canapes, tea/coffee.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Central Coromandel Peninsula location, views, pool, restaurants & cafes within walking distance, 1.5 acres native bush setting.

    ROOMS 3 | MAX GUESTS 6

    Price: $495 to $525

  • Harley Motorbike Tours

    Major Cities & Waihi

    Bularangi Motorbikes

    Ali Howie
    +64 7 863 6069 / M 021 223 5844 / FP 0800 787 980 / SK bularangi
    / www.motorbikesnz.co.nz

    Harley Davidson rentals, guided or self-guided tours, chauffeured tours. Choose from a large fleet of late model Harley Davidsons. Depots throughout New Zealand.

    CHAUFFERED PASSENGER TOUR Spectacular tour of the Coromandel, fully escorted, side-car tour, including lunch. $650pp

    DAILY RENTAL Fully equipped for life on the road. 1-14 day rental rates available. Guided or unguided. From $210 per day

    Price: $210 to $650

  • Kayaking at Cathedral Cove

    Hahei, Eastern Coromandel

    Cathedral Cove Kayaks

    Mike Grogan
    +64 7 866 3877 / M: 0274 430 266 / FP 0800 529 258
    / www.seakayaktours.co.nz

    Superb scenery, sheltered waters, professional guides and top equipment. The area has beautiful beaches and marine sanctuaries so offers excellent wildlife viewing.

    CATHEDRAL COVE CLASSIC 3 hours exploring beaches, caves, rock gardens and the famous cove. 8.45 & 1.30pm daily. $105pp

    BIG DAY IN THE BAY Full 6 hour day, coastal kayaking and landing at Mahurangi Island. 8.45am. $170pp

    Price: $105 to $170

  • Guided Walks & Tours

    Coromandel Peninsula

    Kiwi Dundee Adventures

    Doug Johansen & Jan Poole
    +64 7 865 8809 / M: 0274 746 219
    / www.kiwidundee.co.nz

    Personalised small groups or private customised tours, walks and soft adventure on the Coromandel Peninsula and New Zealand-wide.

    NATURE & COAST A sample of Coromandel Peninsula’s heritage and scenic beauty, glowworms, rainforest, famous Hot Water Beach & Cathedral Cove. $260pp COROMANDEL CIRCUIT One day tour of the Peninsula: giant kauri forest, historic Coromandel town, Driving Creek Railway. From $325pp

    Price: $260 to $325

  • Scenic Train Ride, Pottery & Sanctuary

    Coromandel, Coromandel Peninsula

    Driving Creek Railway

    Booking Office
    +64 7 866 8703
    / www.drivingcreekrailway.co.nz

    New Zealand's only narrow-gauge mountain railway, incorporates a working pottery in summer and a wildlife sanctuary.  Located 3km north of Coromandel town center.

    SCENIC TRAIN RIDE Enjoy a one hour return trip on a narrow gauge railway. Travel through regenerating native and re-planted native kauri forest traversing viaducts and tunnels with amazing views from the EyeFull Tower.  Up to 7 daily departures; 9am - 5:45 summer /10.15 am to 3.15pm off-peak.  Book ahead to avoid disappointment. Adults $35pp

    Price: $35

  • Manawa Ridge

    Waihi, Southern Coromandel

    Manawa Ridge

    Willem & Carla Van de Veen
    +64 7 863 9400 / M: 021 22 99 400
    / www.manawaridge.co.nz

    Manawa Ridge Lodge offers spectacular 360 degree views over Waihi Beach, the Pacific Ocean and Coromandel coast and breathtaking views from every room. The lodge is artistically designed using recycled beams, warm mud brick and deep feature straw bale walls. Set at the southern base of the Coromandel Peninsula in the North Island of New Zealand, this accommodation is just 10kms from Waihi.

    MEALS Breakfast, picnic lunches, dinner.

    COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Individually crafted & artistic design, artist on site, spectacular views, romantic rooms, convivial dining.

    ROOMS 3 | MAX GUESTS 8

    Price: $950

  • Koura Lodge

    Rotorua, Central Plateau

    Koura Lodge

    David & Gina Wells
    +64 7 348 5868
    / www.kouralodge.co.nz

    An unrivalled lakefront location and tranquil surroundings just five minutes’ drive from Rotorua town centre. Choose from a variety of room styles, all featuring magnificent lake views. Guests can enjoy a range of onsite facilities; fishing, tennis, canoeing, and relaxing in the lakeside spa pool and sauna.

    MEALS Breakfast.

    COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, wifi, sauna/spa, tennis court, canoes.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Panoramic lake views and access, onsite sauna, spa, tennis, scenic flights, fishing and kayaking, a range of 2-5 person accommodations.

    ROOMS 4 | SUITES 2 | APARTMENT 1 | MAX GUESTS 17

    Price: $495 to $1,195

  • Hot Pools & Spa Therapies

    Rotorua, Central Plateau

    Polynesian Spa

    Bookings
    +64 7 348 1328 / FP: 0508 POLY SPA
    / www.polynesianspa.co.nz

    Right on the edge of Lake Rotorua with stunning lake views, multiple geothermal bathing areas, private mineral pools and a full range of rejuvenating spa and massage therapies. Facilities include cafe and shop, premium area, family area, private and adult-only pools.

    LAKE SPA & ADULT POOLS Relaxing and therapeutic lakeside pools of natural mineral water with a range of geothermal temperatures and stunning lake views. $29 - $48 pp

    SPA THERAPY Massage, facials, body wraps and treatment menu available. FROM $99pp

    Price: $29 to $340

  • White Island & Moutohora Island

    Whakatane, Bay of Plenty

    White Island Tours

    Bookings
    +64 7 308 9588 / FP: 0800 733 529
    / www.whiteIsland.co.nz

    White Island offers outstanding geothermal activity. Get up close to roaring steam vents, bubbling pits of mud, hot volcanic streams and a spectacular main crater. Include in a Coromandel/Rotorua/Hawkes Bay circuit.

    WHITE ISLAND TOUR Luxury boat transfer and 1 1/2 hour exploration of this dramatic island. $199pp (ex Whakatane) or $329pp (ex Rotorua)

    MOUTOHORA ISLAND SANCTUARY Nature walk to view endangered birdlife and a chance to swim at a hotwater beach. 10am-1.30pm. $99pp

    Price: $99 to $329

  • Cruise Lake Tarawera

    Rotorua, Central Plateau

    Cruise & Fish

    John Hamill
    +64 21 951 959 / M: 021 951 959
    / www.cruiseandfish.co.nz

    Cruise and Fish Rotorua offer fly fishing adventures and fishing charter packages for rainbow and brown trout. Fish and explore Lake Tarawera’s natural hot water springs, bush walks, the Tarawera river and falls. Swim and relax.

    TROUT FISHING CHARTER Explore the lake cruising, swimming, fishing, cook your catch! 3 hour charters recommended, $250/hour

    FLY FISHING Full day guided fly fishing on the region's rivers, streams and lakes. 4WD or remote heli-access for the best fishing spots. From $875 (1-2 people)

    Price: $750

  • Fly Fishing

    Rotorua, Central Plateau

    Cruise & Fish

    John Hamill
    +64 21 951 959 / M: 021 951 959
    / www.cruiseandfish.co.nz

  • Maori Arts & Thermal Valley

    Rotorua, Central Plateau

    Te Puia

    Bookings
    +64 7 348 9047 / FP: 0800 837842 (0800 TEPUIA)
    / www.tepuia.com

    Te Puia is 5 mins from Rotorua, in the Whakarewarea Valley. Home to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, kiwi enclosure and 60ha of geothermal wonders.

    TE PUIA VALLEY ENTRY Explore the geothermal valley, visit the kiwi house, view the largest natural geyser in the Southern Hemisphere. $51pp

    GUIDED TOUR & STEAMBOX LUNCH Your tour of the valley and crafts school finishes with lunch cooked by geothermal steam. $99pp

    EVENING BANQUET Visit the maori marae, see a haka, enjoy a traditional banquet. $153pp

    Price: $51 to $153

  • White Island & Tawawera Flights

    Rotorua, Central Plateau

    Volcanic Air

    Bookings
    +64 7 348 9984 / FP: 0800 800 848
    / www.volcanicair.co.nz

    Volcanic Air is Rotorua’s longest established and most experienced helicopter and floatplane operator.

    ERUPTION TRAIL TOUR Take off from the lakefront by floatplane to soar over a majestic landscape of lakes, thermal reserves and volcanoes. 30 mins $215pp

    WHITE ISLAND Fly and land on White Island, New Zealand’s only permanently active volcano. Take a guided tour of the island’s crater floor, active steam vents, vibrant sulphur formations and steaming crater 2.5-3 hrs. $865pp

    Price: $215 to $865

  • Acacia Cliffs Lodge

    Taupo, Central Plateau

    Acacia Cliffs Lodge

    Linda & Rick Whitlock
    +64 7 378 1551 / M: 021 821 338
    / www.acaciacliffslodge.co.nz

    Perched high on a ridge above Lake Taupo, this luxury lodge offers an uninterrupted panorama of Lake Taupo, Mount Tauhara and the Kaimanawa Ranges. Enjoy one of Taupo’s most magnificent views from the lodge bedrooms and living areas. Private and luxurious rooms, superb food and wine from the chef host and owner. Guests generally dine together but private dining can be pre-arranged.

    MEALS Breakfast, dinner.

    COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, in-room refreshments, bottle of wine on arrival, pre-dinner canapes/drinks, wifi, Taupo airport transfers.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Stunning views, contemporary stylish design, superb cuisine (dinner is a must-do).

    ROOMS 4 | MAX GUESTS 9

    Price: $595 to $750

  • Geothermal Park Tour

    between Rotorua and Taupo

    Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park

    Bookings
    +64 7 378 3131
    / www.orakeikorako.co.nz

    Orakei Korako is one of the best thermal areas to visit in New Zealand, located close to half-way between Rotorua and Taupo.

    ORAKEI KORAKO CAVE & THERMAL PARK TOURS New Zealand’s largest geyser field. Mudpools, emerald terraces, springs and the sacred Ruatapu Cave. Cafe onsite. Ferry access 8am-4/4.30pm. By car 45 minutes from Rotorua or 25 mins from Taupo, or take a scenic flight there with Taupo Float Plane. Adult $36pp Child $15pp

    Price: $36

  • Floatplane Scenic Flights

    Taupo, Central Plateau

    Taupo's Floatplane

    Neil Kemp
    +64 7 378 7500
    / www.tauposfloatplane.co.nz

    Sight-seeing tours over New Zealand’s central volcanic plateau taking off from Australasia’s largest lake.

    MT RUAPEHU VISTA Fly over World Heritage Tongariro National Park, Mt Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe, red crater and the blue and emerald lakes. $415pp

    OREKEI KORAKO Taupo to Orekei Korako thermal park, visit, and return via the Huka Falls. $345pp

    Price: $345 to $415

  • Cruises on Lake Taupo

    Lake Taupo, Central Plateau

    Sail Barbary & Ranui

    Jamie & Sarah Looner
    +64 7 378 5879
    / www.sailbarbary.com

    Take a spectacular scenic cruise across Great Lake Taupo on board a restored 1920s classic yacht. Or charter the equally beautifully renovated 1940s vessel Ranui.

    MAORI ROCK CARVINGS CRUISE Sail Barbary to Lake Taupo’s iconic carvings. Departs: 10.30am, 2pm & 5pm (*5pm summer only). $44pp

    FUN ON THE LAKE RANUI CHARTER Private skippered 3-hour boat charter. Fish, cruise, relax, play on Lake Taupo. BYO food and beverage. $489 (up to 10 people)

    Price: $44 to $499

  • Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary

    Taupo, Central Plateau

    Wairakei International Golf Course

    Pro Shop for bookings
    +64 7 374 8152
    / www.wairakeigolfcourse.co.nz

    An international 18 hole championship course that sprawls over 450 acres, skillfully designed to blend with the natural surroundings of native bush, prolific bird song and picturesque scenery. Club house and Pro Shop, coaching, cart, club and equipment hire available.

    GREEN FEES $155pp NZ MEMBERS $210pp INTERNATIONAL

    Price: $155 to $210

  • River Birches Lodge

    Turangi, Central Plateau

    River Birches Lodge

    Jason & Rebeca Bleibtreu
    +64 7 386 0445 / M: 027 406 3650 / FP 0800 10 20 25
    / www.riverbirches.co.nz

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

    MEALS Breakfast, dinner.


    COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, WIFI , tea/coffee facilities.

    PROPERTY FEATURES A wonderfully quiet riverside haven, close to the Tongariro National Park and Tongariro Alpine Crossing and river fishing or rafting. Relaxing outdoor areas and private hot tub in the Admiral’s Room.

    ROOMS 3 | COTTAGE 1 | MAX GUESTS 13

    Price: $457 to $765

  • Tongariro National Park Scenic Flights

    Tongariro National Park

    Mountain Air Volcanic Flights

    Bhrent Guy
    T: +64 7 892 2812 / FP: 0800 922 812
    / www.mountainair.co.nz

    Breath-taking scenic flights from early morning until twilight, outstanding photographic opportunities and informed commentary.

    VOLCANIC EXPLORER Climb to 10,000 feet to fly over all three volcanoes in the Tongariro National Park, including Lord of the Rings locations, the blue and ermald lakes and some of the Tongariro Crossing. 45-65 minutes ex Taupo or Turangi airports. $295-365pp

    Price: $195 to $365

  • White Water Rafting

    Tongariro River, Turangi

    Rafting New Zealand

    Pianika Boddington
    +64 7 386 0352 / M: 027 579 7838 / FP 0800 865 226 (VOLCANO)
    / www.raftingnewzealand.com

    One of the most exhilerating river rides you can do. Excellent equipment and guiding. Multiple rafting options to suit all interests. Ex Taupo or Turangi.

    TONGARIRO WHITE WATER Rapids, sparkling clear water, forested surroundings, hot drinks and professional guiding and equipment. $169pp

    TONGARIRO FAMILY FUN Softer trip designed for families or less venturesome rafters. $89pp

    Price: $90 to $169

  • Tongariro Crossing Guided Walks

    Turangi, Central Plateau

    Tongariro Guided Walks

    Terry Blumhardt
    +64 27 308 9689 / M: 027 308 9689 / FP 0800 4 A WALK
    / www.tongariroguidedwalks.nz

    Exclusive private group guiding by knowledgable, caring guides. Spectacular scenery and many hiking options to take advantage of this World Heritage region.

    TONGARIRO ALPINE CROSSING Challenging but rewarding hiking over 19kms of active volcanic terrain, amazing views all the way. $300pp (private) $215pp (small group)

    TONGARIRO ALPINE EXPERIENCE A half day option taking in the first section of the Alpine Crossing. $155pp (private) $110pp (small group)

    Price: $110 to $300

  • Breckenridge Lodge

    Napier, Hawke's Bay

    Breckenridge Lodge

    Malcolm Redmond & Ellie Zugel
    +64 6 844 9411
    / www.breckenridgelodge.co.nz

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

    MEALS Breakfast, dinner.

    COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, evening drinks.

    PROPERTY FEATURES A true gourmet lodge owned and run by a passionate chef, perfectly matched to the foodie region in which it is located.

    ROOMS 5 | MAX GUESTS 10

    Price: $625 to $895

  • Gannet Safari

    Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay

    Gannet Safaris Overland

    John Worley & Sophie Phillips
    +64 6 875 0888
    / www.gannetsafaris.co.nz

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

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

    Price: $80

  • Long Island Guides

    Edward Gordon
    +64 6 561 1214 / M: 027 224 3040
    / www.longislandtoursnz.com

    Personally guided and customised tours of Hawkes Bay. Choose from farm, forest, maori history and culture, arts and crafts, wine or gourmet experiences, cycling or garden tours designed to suit your time and interests.

    BEST OF THE BAY Put yourself in your guide’s hands and discover the best experiences in the region. Tours can be varied to include special interests. From $199 per hour

    WINE & FOOD LOVERS TOUR Tailor-made full or half day tours experiencing local wineries and talking to local artisans and wine-makers. From $199 per hour

    Price: $996 to $1,592

  • Odyssey New Zealand

    Bookings
    +64 6 211 3116 / FP: 0508 639 773
    / www.odysseynz.co.nz

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

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

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

    Price: $149 to $279

  • Personal Maori Experience

    Havelock North, Hawkes Bay

    Waimarama Maori Tours

    Robert MacDonald
    +64 21 057 0935 / M: 021 057 0935
    / www.waimaramamaori.co.nz

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

    DAY IN THE LIFE OF A MAORI ELDER Walk ancestral lands where people lived over 700 years ago. Visit a plant nursery where the family strives to restore native bush. Understand the challenges of combining this in a contemporary farming business. Visit the family at their ancestral home and marae. Share a meal at a local Hawke’s Bay restaurant. $325pp

    Price: $325

  • Atahuri Lodge

    Peka Peka, Kapiti Coast

    Atahuri Lodge

    Robyn Renouf
    +64 4 293 5555
    / www.atahuri.co.nz

    Architecturally designed to blend with its seaside environment, the private suites have views of Kapiti Island.  The central hub includes cosy seating and a dining area that leads out to the sand-dunes and beach.  The sheltered courtyard has an open fire and BBQ, swimming pool and spa and a rooftop deck with breathtaking views. Meals include the best of gourmet offerings from the Kapiti Coast.

    MEALS Breakfast, Dinners by prior arrangement

    COMPLIMENTARY Bottle of wine on arrival, use of bikes, kites, pool & spa

    PROPERTY FEATURES Sea views, beach access, art by owner, private suites in a garden setting.

    ROOMS 4 | MAX GUESTS 8

    Price: $500 to $600

  • Island Bird Sanctuary Tour

    Kapiti Island, near Wellington

    Kapiti Island Nature Tours

    Minnie Clark
    +64 21 126 7525 / M: 021 126 7525 / FP 0800 527 484 / SK minnie-kapitiisland
    / www.kapitiisland.com

    Kapiti Island offers one of New Zealand’s premier nature experiences, interacting with highly endangered wildlife in a predator/pest free island environment.

    DAY TOUR An introduction and one hour guided walk on this forested island discovering New Zealand birdlife, history, Maori culture and unsurpassed hospitality. Lunch included. Approx 9am-3pm. Short ferry access. Allow one hour to drive to Paraparaumu Beach north of Wellington. $173pp

    Price: $173

  • Te Papa

    Private Tour Bookings
    +64 4 381 7000
    / tepapa.govt.nz

    New Zealand’s outstanding and innovative national museum, spanning Maori, Pacific and European history and culture, our natural environment and much more. Well-located on Wellington’s waterfront.

    TE PAPA TOUR Experience an in-depth tour for an overview of what makes New Zealand unique. Explore our diverse natural environment, Maori culture and taonga (treasures) and our art and colonial history. Discover this vibrant land, its dynamic culture, and the spirit of its people. 90mins $154 (private rate 1-7 adults)

    Price: $154

  • Flat Earth

    Bookings
    +64 4 472 9635 / FP: 0800 775 805
    / flatearth.co.nz

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

    CAPITAL ARTS TOUR A half day tour of local galleries and the Wellington arts and crafts scene. $225pp

    MIDDLE EARTH EXTENDED EDITION Immerse yourself in Middle Earth, from local film locations to Weta workshops, alfresco lunch. Full day 8 hour tour, 9am pick-up. $385pp

  • Hobbit & LOTR Tours

    Wellington

    Flat Earth

    Bookings
    +64 4 472 9635 / FP: 0800 775 805
    / flatearth.co.nz

  • Flat Earth

    Bookings
    +64 4 472 9635 / FP: 0800 775 805
    / flatearth.co.nz

  • Ohtel

    Wellington

    Ohtel

    Reservations
    +64 4 803 0600 / M: 027 446 9636
    / www.ohtel.com

    Perfectly located in Oriental Bay, just along from Te Papa Museum and the galleries and restaurants of Wellington’s harbour frontage. With 10 spacious rooms (most with views) Ohtel offers unpretentious award-winning service in an inspirational environment. Enjoy Ohtel’s harbourside location, free wifi, 50+ SKY channels, and mid-century furnishings. An owner-run boutique property.

    MEALS Breakfast.

    COMPLIMENTARY Wifi, tea/coffee making.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Original and stylish architectural design, true boutique hotel and great location on Oriental Parade with access to harbour and Te Papa museum.

    ROOMS 10 | MAX GUESTS 24

    Price: $365 to $635

  • Tour NZ on a Harley Davidson

    Nationwide Tours & Rental

    Bularangi Motorbike Tours

    Ali Howie
    +64 7 863 6069 / M: 021 223 5844 / FP 0800 787 980 / SK bularangi
    / www.motorbikesnz.co.nz

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

    3 DAY BAY OF ISLANDS/NORTHLAND Bike hire and assistance with route planning, accommodation and GPS navigation

    COROMANDEL PENINSULA Bike hire and assistance with route planning, accommodation and GPS navigation

    3 DAY CHRISTCHURCH WINE & WHALE TOUR Bike hire and assistance with route planning, accommodation and GPS navigation

    10 DAY SOUTH ISLAND LUXURY TOUR $4265-$4565

    3 DAY MILFORD SOUND TOUR Enjoy a unique side-car travel experience

    INDEPENDENT TOURS Self-guided from $485 per day

    CHAUFFERED PASSENGER TOURS Enjoy a unique side-car travel experience. $490-$625 for 4 hour to full day options

    Tours from $350 to POA

  • Private Guided Nature Tours

    North Island & Nationwide

    Kiwi Dundee Tours

    Doug Johansen & Jan Poole
    +64 7 865 8809 / M: 0274 746 219
    / www.kiwidundee.co.nz

    Companion Tours is operated by Kiwi Dundee’s Doug Johansen and Jan Poole NZ Eco Tourism Award winners & Queen Medal recipients for their work in tourism. Doug and Jan have guided visitors all over New Zealand for many years. They offer a variety of New Zealand-wide deluxe, small group, or private customised tours. Their specialty is soft adventure tours and walks, sharing in-depth knowledge, a passion for nature and personal favorite destinations. Every tour is tailor made and can be designed to suit all ages and fitness levels. Air-conditioned vehicles provide the very best in luxury travel.

    COMPANION TOURS Customised private tours with world renowned professional kiwi guides Doug Johansen and Jan Poole as your personal companions. Every tour is tailormade to your special interests and to suit all ages and fitness levels. Travel at your own pace. $POA

    14 DAY NATURAL NORTH SOUTH NEW ZEALAND Taking you “off the beaten track”, these adventures include guided walks, first class service, superb food and the finest lodges and luxurious accommodations. Maximum group size of these tours is limited and exclusive private trips can be arranged. A very genuine New Zealand experience. $POA

    WALKING TOURS Hikes and walks designed to suit for as many days as you like. A variety of accommodation, from luxury lodges to bed and breakfasts. Choose from 1-5 day small group or exclusive Coromandel and North Island hiking tours. $POA

  • The Resurgence

    Abel Tasman, Nelson Region

    The Resurgence

    Clare de Carteret-Bisson & Peter Adams
    +64 3 528 4664
    / www.resurgence.co.nz

    Surrounded by birds, this relaxed and friendly lodge is just 15 minutes from the Abel Tasman National Park, an easy day-trip to Nelson or Golden Bay and a perfect base for exploring the Nelson area. Accommodation comprises private luxury chalets all with wide bush views, and lodge rooms. Enjoy in-house dining showcasing local produce or guests can self-cater. Voted one of the world’s 25 best eco-lodges.

    MEALS Breakfast, picnics, dinner.

    COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, satellite wifi, pool/spa/gym, mountain bikes.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Luxury eco lodge and chalets set in 50 acres of native bush with walking trails, superb cuisine, close by Abel Tasman National Park.

    ROOMS 4 | COTTAGES 6 | MAX GUESTS 20

    Price: $575 to $975

  • Abel Tasman Luxury Boat Cruise

    Abel Tasman, Nelson Region

    Abel Tasman Charters

    Rod Stuart
    +64 3 528 8112 / M: 027 441 8588 / FP 0800 22 35 22
    / www.abeltasmancharters.com

    Abel Tasman Charters Luxurious boats offering exclusive daily tours into the Abel Tasman National Park and Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Small numbers only, private charters also available.

    LUXURY DAY CRUISE Cruise the coast of Abel Tasman National Park, relax, kayak, walk, swim, view native birds and sea life and enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic. Max 10 people, full day. $265pp

    PRIVATE CHARTER Luxury do-as-you-please day out exploring the glorious Abel Tasman coastline, swim, cruise, walk. 6 hours $2120

    Price: $265

  • Clifftop & Beach Horse Treks

    Golden Bay, Nelson Region

    Cape Farewell Horse Treks

    Pamela & James
    +64 3 524 8031
    / www.horsetreksnz.co.nz

    At one of the most remote points of the South Island, Cape Farewell Horsetreks offer a unique riding experience. Lots of riding options across a range of terrain from beaches to hill climbes and overland treks.

    OLD MAN RANGE & TRIANGLE VALLEY Favourite trek with views in every direction and a variety of terrain. Children 10 years or over. 2.5 hrs. $125pp

    WHARARIKI BEACH TREK Canter down the beach with the sea breeze in your face, spot seals and enjoy views of Kahurangi National Park. 3 hours. $160pp

    Price: $140 to $160

  • Reid Helicopters Nelson

    Toby & Rachael Reid
    +64 3 541 9530 / M: 021 273 5023
    / www.helicoptersnelson.co.nz

    Locally owned helicopter company offering exhilarating experiences in the Nelson and Marlborough regions. Choose from a wide range of scenic flights and private charters into the three spectacular national parks.

    ABEL TASMAN EXPERIENCE Overfly the golden sand beaches and pristine waters of the Abel Tasman with a landing at Awaroa Bay. From $450pp

    LORD OF THE RINGS TOUR Fly to Mt Owen, Dimrill Dale and/or Mt Olympus, South of Rivendell. From $375pp

    Price: $250 to $975

  • Fly, Gather, Dine

    Nelson Region

    Reid Helicopters Nelson

    Toby & Rachael Reid
    +64 3 541 9530 / M: 021 273 5023
    / www.helicoptersnelson.co.nz

  • Abel Tasman Kayak Trips

    Abel Tasman, Nelson Region

    The Sea Kayak Company

    Paul & Andrea Kerwin
    +64 3 528 7251 / FP: 0508 25 29 25
    / www.seakayaknz.co.nz

    A locally owned and operated boutique sea kayaking operation guiding the beautiful coastline of Abel Tasman National Park.

    KAYAK & HIKE Full day guided kayak in the marine reserve visiting Tonga Island and its flourishing seal colony or half day guided kayak tour with either 3 hour hike or relaxed 90-minute unguided hike. Scenic boat cruises at the start and end of the day visiting beautiful beaches in Abel Tasman National Park. From $170-205pp

    Price: $205

  • Abel Tasman Cruise & Walk

    Abel Tasman, Nelson Region

    Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle

    Bookings
    +64 3 527 8688 / FP: 0800 732 748
    / www.abeltasmanseashuttles.co.nz

    A superb family owned service taking you in and out of the bays and coves of Abel Tasman National Park. Allows for regular access to the track for day walkers and hikers. Hop off at one bay and rejoin at an another.

    SEALS & HIKE Regular departures, enjoy a cruise to a seal colony then a self-guided 1.5 hour or 5.5 hour hike along the idyllic coast of Abel Tasman National Park. $66pp

    FULL SCENIC 3-4 hour cruise the length of the park, seals, island bird sanctuary, beautiful beaches. $76pp

    Price: $45 to $260

  • Wine Art and Wilderness

    Noel Kennedy
    +64 3 545 8485 / M: 027 577 6975 / FP 0800 326 868
    / www.wineartandwilderness.co.nz

    Nelson’s premier private tour and luxury transfer provider offers a diverse range of tours using luxury Mercedes vehicles. Each day will be fun, informative and inspiring.

    EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE TOUR Explore Nelson’s jewels; wineries, artists’ studios or three beautiful national parks. The flexibility only a private tour allows. From $600pp

    HOBBIT LOCATION TOUR Small group full day tour visiting the maker of the ring and locations around Chetwood Forest or Rivendell. $285pp

    Price: $600

  • Wine Art and Wilderness

    Noel Kennedy
    +64 3 545 8485 / M: 027 577 6975 / FP 0800 326 868
    / www.wineartandwilderness.co.nz

  • Great Taste Trail & Bike Tours

    Mapua, Nelson Region

    Trail Journeys Nelson

    Andrew Schwass & Sean Doherty
    +64 3 540 3095 / FP: 0800 292 538
    / www.trailjourneysnelson.co.nz

    Trail Journeys offer leisurely tours of stunning coastal and inland Nelson,vineyards and the craft beer trail. New Nelson e-bike tours are also available. The Great Taste Trail allows for day or multi-day rides, guided or self-guided options.

    MOUTERE HILLS WINERY TOUR - BY E-BIKE Explore the picturesque countryside of the Moutere valley. All equipment provided with our awesome guide. Includes return transport and wine tastings. $365pp

    Price: $129 to $365

  • Boat & Guided Walk Eco Tours

    Abel Tasman, Nelson Region

    Abel Tasman Eco Tours

    Stew Robertson
    +64 3 528 0946 / FP: 0800 223 538
    / www.abeltasmanecotours.co.nz

    Wildlife and conservation-oriented boat and walking adventures offering daily tours into coastal and inland Abel Tasman National Park and Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Small numbers only, private charters available.

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

    GOLDEN FUTURE TOUR From Marahau take a guided boat and walking tour, visiting all the best locations in the Abel Tasman park. Full day Max 14 people. $187pp

    Price: $187

  • McCormick House

    Picton, Marlborough

    McCormick House

    Jeanne and Carl Beaumont
    +64 3 573 5253 / M: 021 298 9106
    / www.mccormickhouse.co.nz

    Eco accredited 5 star Bed & Breakfast just 5 minutes from Picton ferries and train station.  Historic house in large mature native gardens with 3 ensuite bedrooms featuring hand-crafted furniture.  Ideal base for Queen Charlotte activities, hiking, kayaking or mountain biking or local dolphin tours and nature trips.  Easy day trips to Blenheim to visit Marlborough's vineyards and cafés.

    MEALS Breakfast and Antipasto Platters

    COMPLIMENTARY Gourmet breakfasts, unlimited wifi & mountain bikes

    PROPERTY FEATURES Extensive grounds, historic house, kiwi hosts, native birds

    3 ROOMS | 6 GUESTS

    Price: $350 to $470

  • Birding & Photography Tours

    Blenheim, Marlborough

    Driftwood Ecotours

    Will & Rose Parsons
    +64 3 577 7651 / M 021 620 030 / SK willrose.parsons
    / www.driftwoodecotours.co.nz

    Your guide will share their knowledge of the local wildlife and stories of the early settlers to the area. This is not so much a tour as an experience and a chance to connect with others.

    WAIRAU LAGOON BY KAYAK Four hour kayak tour of the lagoon highlighting wildlife, history and photography. $195pp

    WAIRAU LAGOON BY VEHICLE Four hour tour with optional walking, history, photography and wildlife. $220pp

    Price: $195 to $220

  • Marlborough Wine & Gourmet Tours

    Blenheim, Picton & Havelock

    Marlborough Tour Company

    Campbell Brown
    +64 3 577 9997 / FP 0800 990 800
    / www.marlboroughtourcompany.co.nz

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

    GREENSHELL MUSSEL CRUISE Afternoon tour sampling local seafood on the Sound. Havelock marina, 3 hrs from 1.30pm. $125 pp

    MARLBOROUGH ICONS TOUR The very best Marlborough has to offer in wine, scenery and seafood. Tours can also be tailored to suit you. Full day $210 pp

    Price: $210 to $650

  • Tarquin Luxury Boat Charter

    Blenheim, Picton & Havelock

    Marlborough Tour Company

    Campbell Brown
    +64 3 577 9997 / FP 0800 990 800
    / www.marlboroughtourcompany.co.nz

  • Marlborough Sounds Cruise

    Blenheim, Picton & Havelock

    Marlborough Tour Company

    Campbell Brown
    +64 3 577 9997 / FP 0800 990 800
    / www.marlboroughtourcompany.co.nz

  • Molesworth 4WD Farm Tour Express

    Blenheim, Marlborough

    Molesworth Tour Company

    Lee & Geoff Swift
    +64 3 572 8025 / M 027 435 1955
    / www.molesworthtours.co.nz

    Discover the Marlborough high country with a range of day tours, bike tours and multi-day 4WD safaris. Molesworth is one of the largest New Zealand farms, covering 185,000 ha.

    MOLESWORTH STATION EXPRESS One day tour of a highcountry sheep and cattle farm, historic cottages, a shearing shed visit and picnic lunch. From 8am - 5pm. $220 pp

    BIKE, WINE & DINE Escorted tour through the wineries with lunch included. $185 pp

    Price: $220

  • Bike, Wine & Dine Private Tours

    Blenheim, Marlborough

    Molesworth Tour Company

    Lee & Geoff Swift
    +64 3 572 8025 / M 027 435 1955
    / www.molesworthtours.co.nz

  • Aviation Museum & Biplane Joyrides

    Blenheim, Marlborough

    Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

    Bookings
    +64 3 579 1305
    / www.omaka.org.nz

    Omaka is a centre for heritage aviation including an unparalleled collection of aircraft and rare memorabilia. Joy flights available by request.

    KNIGHTS OF THE SKY Outstanding! Featuring Sir Peter Jackson’s collection of WWI aircraft and artifacts brought to life by Wingnut Films and Weta Workshops.

    DANGEROUS SKIES New exhibition. The story of aviation’s increasingly critical role through WWII. Entry between 10am - 4pm or by arrangement. 5kms from Blenheim. $25 pp entry

    Price: $30 to $390

  • Queen Charlotte Track

    Marlborough Sounds

    Wilderness Guides - multi-day

    Juliet & Steve Gibbons
    +64 3 573 5432 / FP 0800 266 266
    / www.wildernessguidesnz.com

    Join Steve, Juliet and their small, friendly team for guided/independent, standard/luxury, sea kayaking, mountain biking and hiking tours along the Queen Charlotte Track. Or combine all three for a Marlborough multisport adventure tour. Independent walks, luxury boutique lodge stays, 1,2 and 3 day options, just a sample of these are included below.

    QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK FOUR DAY BOUTIQUE INDEPENDENT WALK Hike along the beautiful Queen Charlotte Track from Ships Cove to Anakiwa staying in small luxury bed and breakfasts and comfortable lodges with good food, lunches, luggage transfers and excellent guides. Three nights and four days to complete the track. $1,395 pp

    QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK - ONE DAY GUIDED WALK AND WILDLIFE TOUR Take a boat cruise from Picton to Ship Cove past salmon farms and sea birds on a beautiful voyage to Ship Cove, an historic and scenic reserve that Captain Cook visited several times in the 18th Century. Enjoy a guided walk along the Queen Charlotte Track from Ship Cove to Endeavour Inlet (14km - five hours approx.)Bush is mainly a mixture of stunning podocarp and beech forest. This day is regarded as the premier section of the Queen Charlotte Track. Lunch included. From Picton 7.30am-5pm. $365 pp

    ONE DAY GUIDED SEA KAYAK TRIP Experience the beauty and seclusion of the Marlborough Sounds with this awesome little one-day guided sea kayak trip. This tour takes in the western end of Queen Charlotte Sound with its sheltered coves, beautiful beaches, azure blue waters and lush native bush – stopping at a secluded beach for a yummy lunch. Learn about the history of the area from knowledgeable, relaxed and friendly guides. $135 pp

    Price: $365 to $2,550

  • Queen Charlotte by Mountain Bike

    Picton, Marlborough Sounds

    Wilderness Guides

    Juliet & Steve Gibbons
    +64 3 573 5432 / FP 0800 266 266
    / www.wildernessguidesnz.com

    Price: $145 to $157

  • Marlborough Sounds Sea Kayaking

    Picton, Marlborough Sounds

    Wilderness Guides

    Juliet & Steve Gibbons
    +64 3 573 5432 / FP 0800 266 266
    / www.wildernessguidesnz.com

  • The Peppertree

    Blenheim, Marlborough

    The Peppertree

    Heidi & Werner Pluss
    +64 3 520 9200
    / www.thepeppertree.co.nz

    A gracious Edwardian-Villa built in 1901 and surrounded by 10 acres of farmland, vineyard, olive grove and beautiful gardens, nestled quietly amid the world famous Marlborough wine region. Enjoy a beautifully preserved piece of New Zealand Heritage as well as the opportunity to speak to a passionate winemaker. Your host Werner makes ‘The Peppertree Chardonnay’ grown on the Peppertree vineyard.

    MEALS Breakfast, platters, dinner by prior arrangement (minimum of 4).

    COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, coffee/tea/fruit & refreshments, wifi.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Edwardian villa set in 10 acres of gardens and the Peppertree vineyard, orchard and olive grove. Hosts will share their passion for winemaking and viticulture.

    ROOMS 5 | MAX GUESTS 10

    Price: $540 to $690

  • Birds Ferry Lodge

    near Punakaiki, West Coast

    Birds Ferry Lodge

    Alison and Andre Gygax
    +64 3 429 1604 / FP 0800 212 207 / M + 64 21 337 217
    / www.birdsferrylodge.co.nz

    Private 33 acre oasis, located just north of Punakaiki and south of Westport. A stay here is a luxury escape into heartland wilderness. The lodge looks out over uninterrupted native forest and a river valley towards the ocean. Enjoy organic vegetables and fresh eggs from Alison’s garden. Holistic massages available in-house. Two lodge rooms and a beautiful self-contained cottage nearby that sleeps five.

    MEALS Breakfast, dinner.

    COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, refreshments, spa, 500mb of wifi, laundry load.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Sea, bush and mountain views, remote location, abundant wildlife, sustainable eco-design and self-sufficient ethos.

    2 ROOMS | 1 COTTAGES | MAX GUESTS 9

    Price: $329 to $597

  • Glowworms and Cave Rafting

    Charleston, West Coast

    Underworld Adventures

    Bookings
    +64 3 788 8168 / FP 0800 11 66 86
    / www.caverafting.com

    Magnificent rainforest, underworld river and glowworm cave system. Access via rainforest train ride. Based at Charleston near Westport. Trips for a range of abilities.

    UNDERWORLD RAFTING Explore a world of stalactites and stalagmites, float through galaxies of glowworms along an underground river. 4 hours $185 pp

    GLOWWORM CAVE TOUR A dry 3 1/2 hr excursion through the upper levels of the caves $120pp

    ADVENTURE CAVING Expedition style caving Explore a superb sporty cave with abseils, squeezes, cascading waterfalls and climbs $350pp

    Price: $120 to $350

  • The Factory

    Kaikoura, Canterbury

    The Factory

    Paul and Janet Boocock
    +64 3 319 3034 / M +64 22 011 5233
    / www.hapukufactory.com

    Uniquely designed self-contained accommodation in a glamorously renovated historic factory 10 mins north of Kaikoura. Single party bookings only, private courtyard, outside spa, and choice of full breakfasts or self-catering. The Factory accommodates up to 6 people in 3 king bedrooms and suits couples, families or friends travelling together. Whale watching, dolphin, seal, albatross and birdlife viewing.

    MEALS Breakfast.

    COMPLIMENTARY Wifi, laundry, self-catering facilities.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Exclusive luxury accommodation adjacent to Hapuku Beach, ‘industrial chic’ decor, underfloor heating, full kitchen facilities, log burner, outdoor spa, blu-ray tv and barbecue. Single party bookings only.

    APARTMENTS 1 | MAX GUESTS 6

    Price: $480 to $600

  • Whale Watching Flights

    Kaikoura, Canterbury

    Wings Over Whales

    Bookings
    +64 3 319 6580
    / www.whales.co.nz

    Take a thirty minute flight and experience Kaikoura’s majestic Sperm Whales from above.

    THE FLIGHTS Comfortable and informative flights in a 4 or 8 seater aircraft. On a typical 30 minute flight you will see Sperm Whale, Dusky Dolphins and occasionally Humpback, Pilot and Blue Whales. All passengers have their own window seat and each aircraft is equipped with high wings for unobstructed viewing. $180 pp

    Price: $180

  • Whale Watch Cruise

    Kaikoura, Canterbury

    Whale Watch Kaikoura

    Bookings
    +64 3 319 6767 / FP 0800 655 121
    / www.whalewatch.co.nz

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

    WHALE WATCH TOURS 7.15am, 10am and 12.45 am departures with additional timings over the summer season. In addition to the whales, fur seals, dolphins and albatross are also frequent viewing. Allow 3 1/2 hours including 2 1/2 hours on the water. $150 pp

    Price: $150

  • Dolphin Encounter

    Kaikoura, Canterbury

    Encounter Kaikoura

    Bookings
    +64 3 319 6777 / FP 0800 733 365
    / www.encounterkaikoura.co.nz

    Dolphins and Albatross are resident year round in the marine-rich Kaikoura Coastal waters. Your guides are dedicated to providing an authentic wildlife experience.

    DOLPHIN ENCOUNTER Watch or swim with wild Dusky Dolphins off the Kaikoura Coast. 3 1/2 hrs. Departs 2-3 times daily. $95-$175 pp

    ALBATROSS ENCOUNTER A 2 1/2 hour coastal cruise to view albatross, petrels, shearwaters, shags, terns and gulls, just 15 mins from the shore. Departs 2-3 times daily. $125 pp

    Price: $90 to $170

  • Albatross Encounter

    Kaikoura, Canterbury

    Encounter Kaikoura

    Bookings
    +64 3 319 6777 / FP 0800 733 365
    / www.encounterkaikoura.co.nz

  • Kaikoura Wilderness Experience

    Kaikoura, Canterbury

    Kaikoura Wilderness Experience

    Nicky
    +64 3 319 6966 / FP 0800 945 337
    / www.kaikourawilderness.co.nz

    Puhi Peaks Nature Reserve is home to Kaikoura Wilderness Experience which offers exclusive adventures on 8000 acres of privately owned wilderness high in the Seaward Kaikoura mountains. Enjoy the unique experience of private access to superb high country hiking, native wildflower valleys, rushing rivers and dramatic peaks rising to 8,500ft/2,600m. Your destination for your adventures is remote Shearwater Lodge, purpose built at 1000m to provide you with welcoming hosts, luxurious accommodation, good food and wine and outstanding views in every direction.

    SHEARWATER LODGE  This luxury eco lodge is situated high in the Kaikoura Ranges, a short helicopter ride or full day’s hike in from Puhi Peaks Station. Accommodation includes spacious living and dining area, and six super-king or twin/share bedrooms. Each room has its own ensuite bathroom and private balcony from where you may enjoy the peace and serenity of this unsurpassed setting.

    THE WALK  If you are a keen walker and nature lover this is a fantastic New Zealand experience. An exclusive guided hike at a gentle pace through the Puhi Peaks Nature Reserve high in the Seaward Kaikoura  ranges. Day One is 6kms/3.7mls, day two climbs high to Surveyors Peak at 5,000 where the 360 views are breathtaking, 5.5kms/3.4mls. Day three is  8.5kms/5.3mls traveling through ancient totara forest. The environment is renowned for its geology and diverse array of flora and fauna and there are lots of opportunities for wildflower and native plant discovery, viewing native birds and spectacular scenery. This is a nature lovers paradise and a photographers dream. Enjoy the magic of the wilderness lodge in the evening.  

    $1895 pp

    Price: $1,895

  • South Island Private Tours & Transfers

    Christchurch & South Island

    Canterbury Trails Tours

    Irene & Chris
    +64 3 384 6148 / M 021 384 614
    / www.canterburytrails.co.nz

    Canterbury Trails specialises in guided small group tours (2-8 depending on the tour). Based in Christchurch their portfolio includes day trips to Akaroa, Arthur’s Pass and Kaikoura, as well as multi-day tours around the South Island. They also transfer from Christchurch to Queenstown (or reverse) via the West Coast and glaciers, Central Otago or Mt Cook. Owner operated, Canterbury Trails takes pride in giving guests not just a personalised tour but an intimate New Zealand experience with special picnic spots and views, experienced guides and private tailor-made tours from anywhere in South Island, covering activities such as walking, photography, wine, art, golf, fishing or just relaxing.

    Price FROM $945 - POA - every tour is different.

    Price: $945

  • Fyffe Country Lodge

    Kaikoura, Canterbury

    Fyffe Country Lodge

    Chris Rye
    03 318 6869 / M: 027 768 0468
    / www.fyffecountrylodge.com

    Fyffe Country Lodge in Kaikoura is a magnificent 5-star 6-room accommodation only 300 metres from the shoreline of the stunning Kaikoura coast. This architecturally designed Kaikoura accommodation is surrounded by manicured gardens with stunning alpine views to Mt Fyffe and the Kaikoura Seaward Range.  The on-site restaurant specializes in seafood. 

    MEALS breakfast and licenced dining, dinner reservation essential

    COMPLIMENTARY breakfast, wifi

    FEATURES mature gardens, on-site restaurant, mud-brick construction, spectacular mountain views

    ROOMS 6 | MAX GUESTS 12

    Price: $295 to $675

  • Rimu Lodge

    Hokitika, West Coast

    Rimu Lodge

    Sue-Ellen Bowden
    + 64 3 755 5255
    / www.rimulodge.co.nz

    High on a ridge behind the township of Hokitika, the lodge enjoys magnificent views over the Hokitika River valley and farmland rising up towards the Southern Alps.  Spacious decks and indoor-outdoor living areas allow you to relax and enjoy complete luxury and rest in the midst of a busy holiday or as a private honeymoon retreat.  Hokitika restaurants are a short 5-10 minutes drive away and your hosts can advise you.

    MEALS Breakfast

    COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, refreshments, wifi

    PROPERTY FEATURES Located on the edge of town overlooking a sweeping bush-clad valley and mountains, spacious and elegant luxury.

    ROOMS 4 | MAX GUESTS 8

    Price: $300 to $375

  • Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass

    Arthur's Pass, Canterbury

    Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass

    Michael McSweeney
    +64 3 318 9246
    / www.wildernesslodge.co.nz

    A purpose built eco-lodge surrounded by native forest on a 2,400 ha farm in the heart of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Owned by renowned New Zealand conservationists with exclusive onsite wildlife and farm tours, this is a destination for wildlife enthusiasts, hikers, or those wanting to experience a New Zealand high country farm. The lodge is a natural stop between Christchurch and the West Coast.

    MEALS Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

    COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, dinner, two shorter guided activities daily, onsite walks, farm access, wifi, laundry facilities, natural history library.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Stay on a large high country farm, extensive hiking and wildlife options and in-house guided tours. Spectacular location.

    ROOMS 24 | MAX GUESTS 48

    Price: $898 to $1,178

  • Holly Homestead

    Franz Josef, West Coast

    Holly Homestead

    Bernie & Gerard Oudemans
    +64 3 752 0299
    / www.hollyhomestead.co.nz

    Homestead is located on the outskirts of Franz Josef township with a lovely rural setting and some of the best views of the Southern Alps. Built in 1926 this luxury bed and breakfast is an excellent example of “Arts & Crafts” architecture mixed with country design and beautiful native timbers. Personally hosted by passionate locals who can advise you on local history, activities and dining.

    MEALS Breakfast.

    COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, refreshments on arrival, port in the evening, wifi.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Restored historic homestead, native rimu timber throughout, cosy lounge, views and peaceful location on the outskirts of Franz Josef township.

    ROOMS 3 | SUITES 1 | MAX GUESTS 8

    Price: $265 to $430

  • Okarito Birdlife Tour

    Okarito, West Coast, Franz Josef

    Okarito Boat Tours

    Paula & Swade
    +64 3 753 4223
    / www.okaritoboattours.co.nz

    Open-air boat exploring the untouched serenity of New Zealand’s largest unmodified wetland, over 3000 hectares and part of the South Westland World Heritage area.

    EARLY BIRD TOUR Early 7.20 am departure, up with the birds and lots of wildlife activity on the lagoons. $80 pp

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

    Price: $50 to $90

  • Guided Glacier Trips

    Franz Josef, West Coast

    Franz Josef Glacier Guides

    Bookings
    +64 3 752 0763 / FP 0800 484 337
    / www.franzjosefglacier.com

    Get up close to outstanding scenery in the heart of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Incredible views, magnificent snow and ice terrain. Challenge yourself and enjoy the reward.

    ICE EXPLORER A short heli ride to the remarkable glacier pinnacles. 4 hours including 3 hours guided trek on Franz Josef glacier. $379-$409 pp

    GLACIER HELI-HIKE Longer heli-scenic flight followed by a moderate hike on the glacier. 3 hours long including 2 hours hike on the glacier. $449-$499 pp

    Price: $75 to $499

  • Hot Pools & Massage

    Franz Josef, West Coast

    Glacier Hot Pools

    Bookings
    +64 3 752 0099 / FP 0800 044 044
    / www.glacierhotpools.co.nz

    Designed for tranquillity and privacy, the pools are surrounded by rainforest but just a short stroll from the centre of town. A nice way to unwind at the end of a day.

    PUBLIC POOLS Combine a visit to the pools with a guided heli-hike. The pools are complimentary if you book a heli-hike with Franz Josef Glaicer guides. $26 pp

    PRIVATE POOLS There are 3 private pools. Book in advance. $90 (1-2 people). Massage also available. $140pp

    Price: $26 to $140

  • The George

    Christchurch

    The George

    Reservations
    +64 3 379 4560 / FP 0800 100 220
    / www.thegeorge.com

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

    MEALS Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

    COMPLIMENTARY Wifi, refreshments, parking, laundry, newspaper, mountain bikes and off-site gym admission.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Small boutique hotel, ideal location beside the Avon RIver, Hagley Park and close to the botanical gardens. Superb Pescatore Restaurant and more casual 50 Bistro. The luxurious Residence sleeps 6 guests.

    ROOMS 53 | RESIDENCE 1 | MAX GUESTS 108

    Price: $505 to $965

  • Arthur's Pass Day Tour

    Christchurch

    Canterbury Trails

    Irene & Chris
    +64 3 384 6148 / M 021 384 614
    / www.canterburytrails.co.nz

    Small group guided day trips and private tailor-made tours of the Canterbury region, including Akaroa, Arthur?s Pass and Kaikoura. Multi-day South Island tours also offered.

    AKAROA TOUR Explore the village and take a harbour cruise to see Hectors dolphins, penguins and fur seals. FROM $265 pp

    CITY GARDEN TOUR Explore two private and two public gardens, includes morning tea and lunch. 8.30am-4.30pm. FROM $265 pp

    Price: $520

  • Kaikoura Day Tour

    Christchurch

    Canterbury Trails

    Irene & Chris
    +64 3 384 6148 / M 021 384 614
    / www.canterburytrails.co.nz

  • Akaroa Day Tour

    Christchurch

    Canterbury Trails

    Irene & Chris
    +64 3 384 6148 / M 021 384 614
    / www.canterburytrails.co.nz

  • Mahitahi Lodge

    south of Glaciers, West Coast

    Mahitahi Lodge

    John Birchfield & Jacqui Low
    +64 3 751 0095 / 0800 751 009
    / www.mahitahilodge.co.nz

    A real West Coast wilderness experience just 30 minutes south of Fox Glacier, surrounded by magnificent native forest and next to dramatic Bruce Bay. The lodge features beautiful native timbers and offers an intimate experience hosted by genuinely local hosts. Book a Fox Glacier trip or just explore the forest and history of nearby wild West Coast beaches and rivers.

    MEALS Breakfast, dinner.

    COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, wifi.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Intimate modern style, wilderness location 30 mins drive from Fox Glacier, beautiful beach and bush walks, outdoor hot tub.

    ROOMS 3 | MAX GUESTS 8

    Price: $345

  • Glacier Walks & Heli-Hikes

    Fox Glacier, West Coast

    Fox Glacier Guiding

    Bookings
    +64 3 751 0825 / FP 0800 111 600 / SK foxglacierguiding
    / www.foxguides.co.nz

    Fox Glacier Guides Specialist guides offering heli-hikes on the West Coast’s largest glacier, ice climbing and walks to the terminal face.

    FLYING FOX HELI-HIKE Stunning 4 hour trip starting with a heli-transfer and up to 3 hours exploring the amazing ice arches and caves of the upper glacier. $399 pp

    CHANCELLOR DOME HELI-TREK Helicopter in to a magnificent full day 5-7 hour trek high amongst the Southern Alps most majestic peaks. Good fitness. $699 pp

    Price: $59 to $499

  • Ocean to Mountains Jet Boat

    Haast, West Coast

    Waiatoto River Safari

    Ruth & Wayne Allanson
    +64 3 750 0780 / FP 0800 538 723
    / www.riversafaris.co.nz

    Explore a remote south westland world heritage river by jetboat. A unique glimpse of true backcountry New Zealand.

    Your river adventure starts at Hannah’s clearing just south of Haast. Travel up the river deep into the forested wilderness of Mt Aspiring National Park. Enjoy magnificent scenery, experienced guiding, a short forest ramble and a taste of local history. Finish with a cruise to the river mouth and local whitebaiters’ stands. Helicopter transfers available. October-April, 10am, 1pm and 4pm daily. Winter, 11am only. 2.25 hours $199 pp

    Price: $199

  • Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

    near Haast, West Coast

    Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

    Dr Gerry McSweeney & Anne Saunders
    +64 3 750 0881
    / www.wildernesslodge.co.nz

    The lodge is sited on the edge of the Moeraki River as it exits Lake Moeraki. Just a short walk away is the sea and an outstanding coastline for wildlife viewing. Your hosts are renowned wildlife and natural history specialists and you have the opportunity to take a number of exclusive walks with them to view the local bird and sealife. Enjoy tranquil kayaking and a sanctuary surrounded by wilderness.

    MEALS Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

    COMPLIMENTARY All-inclusive dinner, breakfast and guided activities, satellite wifi, guest laundry, kayaks.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Wilderness location, forest trails, wildlife and local experts onsite, superb wildlife viewing opportunities.

    ROOMS 28 | MAX GUESTS 56

    Price: $798 to $1,178

  • Lime Tree Lodge

    Pauline and John Trotter
    +64 3 443 7305
    / www.limetreelodge.co.nz

    Lime Tree Lodge offers four luxuriously-appointed en-suite guestrooms and two private suites, each with their own French doors that open out to an expansive veranda and gardens with magnificent views of the Southern Alps. Enjoy comfortable living areas, 10 acres of beautifully designed gardens, attentive service from your hosts and access to the renowned small summer and winter resort town of Wanaka.

    MEALS Breakfast, dinner (pre-booked).

    COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, evening aperitifs, wifi, onsite 5 hole golf course, petanque, swimming and spa pool.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Wide open spaces, expansive gardens, welcoming hosts, luxury and privacy.

    ROOMS 6 | MAX GUESTS 12

    Price: $350 to $550

  • Rob Roy Glacier Guided Hike

    Wanaka, Southern Lakes

    Eco Wanaka Adventures

    Chris Riley
    +64 3 443 2869 / FP 0800 926 326
    / www.ecowanaka.co.nz

    The real deal. Superbly guided island eco and birdlife tours as well as some of Wanaka’s best day hikes and heli-hikes. Active or less active, half day or full day adventures.

    MOU WAHO ISLAND CRUISE & WALK Magical halfday excursion to an island on the middle of Lake Wanaka. Discover birds, scenery, history, geology.... Half-day, 9am or 1.30pm. $225 pp

    ROB ROY GLACIER GUIDED HIKE One of Mt Aspiring National Park’s best full day hikes. Packed with interest and beautiful scenery. Full day, 9-5.30pm $275 pp

    Price: $185 to $275

  • Nature Tour & Lake Cruise

    Wanaka, Southern Lakes

    Eco Wanaka Adventures

    Chris Riley
    +64 3 443 2869 / FP 0800 926 326
    / www.ecowanaka.co.nz

  • Alpine Heli-Hiking

    Wanaka, Southern Lakes

    Eco Wanaka Adventures

    Chris Riley
    +64 3 443 2869 / FP 0800 926 326
    / www.ecowanaka.co.nz

  • High Country 4WD Farm Safari

    Wanaka, Southern Lakes

    Ridgeline Adventures

    Mark Orbell
    +64 27 602 4018 / FP 0800 234 000
    / www.ridgelinenz.com

    Exclusive and small group 4WD New Zealand high country farm adventures, nature safaris and photography tours. Personal, designed around special interests, half or full day.

    WILD HILLS FARM SAFARI Authentic 4WD tour of an iconic alpine farm bordering Lake Wanaka and Mt Aspiring National Park. Nature walks, historic sites, breath-taking scenery. 8.30am or 1.30pm $229 pp

    ESSENTIAL WANAKA COMBO Helicopter + jetboat + 4WD safari through the magnificent Matukituki Valley. 9.45am-4.30pm. $822 pp

    Price: $225

  • Southern Lakes Photography Tour

    Wanaka, Southern Lakes

    Ridgeline Adventures

    Mark Orbell
    +64 27 602 4018 / FP 0800 234 000
    / www.ridgelinenz.com

  • Milford Sound Flight & Cruise

    Wanaka & Makarora

    Southern Alps Air

    Paul & Anne Cooper
    + 64 3 443 4385 / FP 0800 345 666 / M 027 404 8442
    / www.southernalpsair.co.nz

    Flying from Wanaka across the Southern Alps and down the West Coast to Milford Sound is one of life’s special experiences. Superb customer service and professionalism.

    MILFORD SOUND FLIGHT & CRUISE Fly past Mt Aspiring and over the Southern Alps to land to join 2hr cruise on Milford Sound. Half day. $520 pp

    SIBERIA EXPERIENCE Gain access to one of Mt Aspiring National Park’s gems; a great hike plus scenic flight and stunning jetboat ride back out. Half-day, Morning departures. $375 pp

    Price: $490

  • Southern Alps Air

    Paul & Anne Cooper
    + 64 3 443 4385 / FP 0800 345 666 / M 027 404 8442
    / www.southernalpsair.co.nz

  • Scenic Flights & Alpine Discovery

    Wanaka, Southern Lakes

    Alpine Helicopters

    Caroline Dumas
    +64 3 443 4000
    / www.alpineheli.co.nz

    A legend of the Southern Alps, Alpine Helicopters offer a range of unique and memorable experiences, benefiting from superb local access and high performance helicopters.

    MILFORD EXPERIENCE Fly across the Southern Alps and lakes, down the pristine wilderness of the West Coast and in to land at Milford Sound. 3 hours, 2 landings. $1195 pp

    MT ASPIRING & GLACIERS An unforgettable hour flying over the magnificent glaciers in the Mt Aspiring region, frozen lakes, icefalls and waterfalls. 2 landings, 1 hour. $540 pp

    Price: $195 to $5,500

  • Jet Boat Wilderness Experience

    Wanaka, Southern Lakes

    Wanaka River Journeys

    Brent & Sue Pihama
    +64 3 443 4416 / FP 0800 544 555
    / www.wanakariverjourneys.co.nz

    Jetboat into the heart of Mt Aspiring National Park along the magnificent Matukituki Valley, and enjoy a remote wilderness walk. Optional add-ons include a 4WD trip or helicopter flight and glacier landing.

    JETBOAT+WILDERNESS WALK Jetboat beneath spectacular views of Mt Aspiring and Glaciers. Join local guides for a 50 min wilderness walk suitable all ages. Half day, 10am or 1pm. $239 pp

    JETBOAT+WALK+HELI Thrilling jet boat ride, wilderness walk plus remote helicopter pick-up and glacier landing high in the Southern Alps. Half day, 10am or 1pm. $639 pp

    Price: $239 to $832

  • Bike Tours & Heli Biking Trips

    Wanaka, Southern Lakes

    Wanaka Bike Tours

    Dan McMullan
    +64 3 443 6363
    / www.wanakabiketours.co.nz

    Explore beautiful river and lake trails or go for an ultimate heli-biking adventure with awesome descents. Expert guides, small numbers and a range of bikes tailored to your requirements and experience.

    CLUTHA RIVER RIDE A single track adventure along the magnificent Clutha river to the Luggate Pub. Beautiful scenery and 2 hours of varied riding. Trip 3 1/2 hours total. $249 pp

    WANAKA MAX VERT Land at 6,500 ft and prepare to descend the country’s highest bike trail. Magnificent views. Suits intermediate to advanced riders. 5 hours $599 pp

    Price: $199 to $699

  • Arrowtown House Boutique Hotel

    Arrowtown, Queenstown

    Arrowtown House Boutique Hotel

    Steve & Jeanette Brough
    +64 3 441 6008
    / www.arrowtownhouse.com

    Perfectly located in the delightful historic village of Arrowtown, just 10 minutes from Queenstown and walking distance to some superb restaurants, small galleries and craft shops. Arrowtown House is owned by experienced hosts who have anticipated your every need and can advise you on the best Arrowtown has to offer. The leafy garden is an oasis at the end of a busy day sight-seeing.

    MEALS Breakfast.

    COMPLIMENTARY wifi, bottomless fresh ground coffee, hotels signature cookies, washing machine/dryer.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Peace and quiet in a central Arrowtown location. Ideal retreat, experienced hosts and fine cuisine.

    ROOMS 5 | MAX GUESTS 15

    Price: $530 to $599

  • Winery Tour Central Otago

    Queenstown, Southern Lakes

    Appellation Central Wine Tours

    Wendy Johnston & Philip Green
    +64 3 442 0246
    / www.appellationcentral.co.nz

    Enthusiastic wine tour guides, small groups, boutique wineries, gorgeous lunch, stunning views, history and expert local knowledge in a region renowned for pinot noir.

    BOUTIQUE WINE TOUR An day among the boutique vineyards and spectacular scenery of Central Otago, perfect introduction to the region. 11am to 4pm. $199 pp

    PRIVATE WINE TOUR A 5 hour boutique tour just for you. Visit up to 4 vineyards, lunch at Carrick, local history and wine. 8am. $425 pp

    Price: $185 to $445

  • Dart River Funyak & Wilderness Jet

    Glenorchy & Queenstown

    Dart River

    Bookings
    +64 3 442 9992 / FP 0800 327 853
    / www.dartriver.co.nz

    Dart River Jet Explore Glenorchy and the magnificent Dart River Valley by jetboat, with jetboat, funyak and hiking combos. Depart Queenstown or G

    Explore Glenorchy and the magnificent Dart River Valley by jetboat, with jetboat, funyak and hiking combos. Depart Queenstown or Glenorchy.

    DART RIVER WILDERNESS JET A half-day journey into the Dart River Valley, 1 hour jetboat & 30 min walk. Glenorchy departures 9am or 1.30pm. $239 pp

    ASPIRING WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE Full day including 1 1/2 hr jetboat ride, 2-3 hour moderate hike through forest to a beautiful lake and short ride back to base. 8am. $399 pp

    Price: $139 to $369

  • Routeburn Track Guided Day Walk

    Queenstown, Southern Lakes

    Guided Walks New Zealand

    Bookings
    +64 3 442 3000 / FP 0800 832 2266
    / www.nzwalks.com

    Queenstown’s specialist walking guides, offering a wide range of trails, including jetboat and heli-hike combos.

    ROUTEBURN TRACK GUIDED WALK Experience one of New Zealand’s “Great Walks”. Superb forest trails. Full day, 3-5 hours hiking. Exclusive option also available. 8am. $209pp

    REMARKABLES MOUNTAIN HELI HIKE Exclusive guided alpine walk with outstanding views across Lake Wakatipu and customised hiking options. Half day. $1070pp

    Price: $209

  • 4WD Safari & LOTR Locations

    Queenstown, Southern Lakes

    Nomad Safaris

    Bookings
    +64 3 442 6699 / FP 0800 688 222
    / www.nomadsafaris.co.nz

    Nomad Safaris has 25 years experience in operating small and personal tours around Queenstown, into Skippers Canyon and Macetown. 4WD vehicle or quad bike.

    SKIPPERS CANYON Rugged half-day 4WD tour into this awe-inspiring canyon famous for gold-mining in the 1870s. History, gold panning and adventure. Half day. 8.30am or 1.30pm. $185 pp

    SAFARI OF THE SCENES Explore Glenorchy, one of the main LOTR and Hobbit locations, Narnia and X-Men. Half day. 8.15am or 1.30pm. $185 pp

    Price: $175 to $299

  • Otago Rail Trail & Bike Tours

    Clyde, Dunedin, Queenstown

    Trail Journeys

    Alana Rabbette
    +64 3 449 2150 / FP 0800 030 381
    / www.trailjourneys.co.nz

    Trail Journeys outfit for the Central Otago Rail Trail as well as newer biking trails in Nelson and Otago.

    TASTE THE TRAIL One day independent tour ex Dunedin transfer to Ranfurly and bike 30kms back to the old Hyde hotel. Take the historic Tairei Gorge Railway back to Dunedin. 8am departure from Dunedin. Return 6.30pm. $279 pp

    WEDDERBURN TO CLYDE TRAIL BLAZER 2 day, 1 night, independent cycle adventure. Wedderburn-Omakau (42kms) Omakau-Clyde (36kms). Ensuite accommodation. Ex Clyde 9am $310 pp

    Price: $199 to $315

  • Milford Sound Day Cruise

    Milford Sound, Fiordland

    Mitre Peak Cruises

    Bookings
    +64-3-249-8110 / FP: 0800 744 633
    / www.mitrepeak.com

    Escape the crowds and experience the beauty of Milford Sound in its true isolation and grandeur. We go further and get you closer than any other operator in Milford Sound.

    2-HOUR CRUISE the length of the 16km fiord with informative commentary from the skipper including St Anne's Point Lighthouse, the mighty Lady Bowen Falls, Lion Mountain, Copper Point, Seal Rock and Stirling Falls.  7 daily departures (3 in winter).  From $70 pp.

    Price: $70 to $555

  • Mt Rosa Lodge

    Gibbston Valley, Queenstown

    Mt Rosa Lodge

    Ali and Nic Soper
    +64 3 441 1484 / M: 021 575100
    / mtrosalodge.co.nz

    Only 25 minutes from the centre of Queenstown, 5-star bed & breakfast in the heart of the Gibbston Valley wineries.  3 well-appointed suites each with panoramic views.  Newly completed cycle and walking trails connect Gibbston to Arrowtown and Queenstown. On site walking tracks are at your door.  Centrally located for Cromwell.

    MEALS Breakfast, Picnics & Platters, Dinner by arrangement.

    COMPLIMENTARY Wifi, Cheese Plate and glass of Mt Rosa pinot

    PROPERTY FEATURES Suites in a vineyard setting close to cellar doors and winery restaurants in the Gibbston valley.

    3 ROOMS | 6 GUESTS

    Price: $480 to $525

  • Pen-y-bryn Lodge

    Oamaru, North Otago

    Pen-y-bryn Lodge

    James Glucksman
    +64 3 434 7939 / SK Jamesglu
    / www.penybryn.co.nz

    Historic Pen-y-bryn Lodge is a sprawling Victorian mansion in the charming historic port town of Oamaru. Splendid living areas, dedicated hosts, locally sourced food and wine make this a unique experience. Oamaru is known for its blue penguin colony as well as a vibrant artisan “cuisine scene.” Explore the new bike trail that runs from Mt Cook to Oamaru or take a guided tour of fascinating Maori cave art sites.

    MEALS Breakfast, dinner.

    COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, wifi.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Historic 1889 private residence located in a well preserved small port town. Hosts with a passion for their region, good food and wine.

    ROOMS 5 | MAX GUESTS 13

    Price: $625 to $1,050

  • Blue Penguin Viewing & Walks

    Oamaru, North Otago

    Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

    Bookings
    Tel: 03 433 1195
    / www.penguins.co.nz

    Blue Penguins nesting close to town under the cliffs along the historic harbour foreshore and within walking distance of the town centre.

    EVENING TOURS Watch for 2-3 hours in the evening as the penguins cross from the sea to their nesting burrows. Generally after 5.30pm in winter and 9pm in summer. You can also visit the area during the day and see penguins in their nesting boxes. 1-2 hours $28-40 pp

    Price: $10 to $40

  • Vertical Ventures

    Bookings
    +64 3 434 5010 / M 021 894 427
    / www.alps2oceancycletours.co.nz

    Oamaru based adventure company running day and multiday bike tours and guided rock climbing. These are the local experts guiding the popular new Alps 2 Ocean Trail from Mt Cook to Oamaru.

    CYCLE & TRAIL SUPPORT Bike hire, shuttles, transfers. A2O independent day trip. $95 pp

    ALPS 2 OCEAN CYCLE TOURS Fully inclusive guided bespoke tours, excellent bikes, accommodation and food. Mt Cook to Oamaru, 4, 5 or 7 day options to suit all riders. $1500-$2995 pp

    Price: $90 to $460

  • Rock Climbing

    Oamaru, North Otago

    Vertical Ventures

    Bookings
    +64 3 434 5010 / M 021 894 427
    / www.alps2oceancycletours.co.nz

  • Maori Rock Art Tours

    Timaru, Canterbury

    Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre

    Bookings
    +64 3 684 9141 / FP 0800 46 83 262
    / www.teana.co.nz

    The most significant collection of Maori rock art in New Zealand and an entry into the world of Ngai Tahu, the South Island’s largest Maori tribe. Timaru, where the Centre is based is 1 hour from Oamaru enroute to Christchurch.

    TE ANA ROCK ART CENTRE TOUR Visit the Centre in Timaru and take the one hour guided tour, 10-3pm daily. $22 pp

    TE ANA ROCK ART SITE TOUR Start from the Centre and then go on to visit the cave sites at Opihi. NovApril, 3 hours $130 pp

    Price: $22 to $130

  • Olivers

    Clyde, Central Otago

    Olivers

    David and Andrea Ritchie
    +64 3 449 2600 / M: 021 220 9560 / FP: 0800 131 070
    / www.oliverscentralotago.co.nz

    This historic lodge and stables in the heart of Clyde's historic precinct includes the iconic Olivers Restaurant and Bar, the Victoria Store Brewery and the Merchant of Clyde – a café-bakery-delicatessen.  A stay at this distinctively Central Otago property is a unique boutique accommodation and culinary experience and a must for those cycling the spectacular local trails or sampling award-winning wines in picturesque vineyards

    MEALS Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, wifi

    PROPERTY FEATURES Historic rooms with many original features, on-site restaurant, bakery and brewery.

    ROOMS 11 | MAX GUESTS 22

    Price: $235 to $515

  • Hollyford Track

    Katharine Franey
    +64 3 442 3000
    / www.hollyfordtrack.com

    A 2 night/3 day 37 km trek along the magnificent Hollyford Valley (near Milford Sound) to the sea at remote Martin’s Bay, arriving with time to explore this beautiful coast. The rainforest is dense, the guiding is superb and the private accommodation very comfortable. After a night at Martin’s Bay Lodge you fly out to Milford Sound and “civilisation”. Transport options available from either Te Anau or Queenstown.

    THREE DAY WALK An all inclusive guided wilderness experience, staying in two comfortable private forest lodges and journeying along the densely forested Hollyford River valley to boat across Lake McKerrow and finally reach the sea. The trip is a wonderfully remote alternative to some of the better known New Zealand hikes as well as being suitable for a range of ages and hiking abilities. On your last day enjoy a helicopter return trip back through Milford Sound. $1795-$2045 pp

    Price: $1,795 to $2,045

  • Dock Bay Lodge

    Te Anau, Fiordland

    Dock Bay Lodge

    Dawn Dowling
    +64 3 249 7709
    / www.dockbaylodge.co.nz

    A sumptuous boutique lodge set on the edge of Te Anau Golf Course and looking directly across to the lake and mountains beyond. Dock Bay offers personal hosting, spacious and elegant rooms with gorgeous ensuite bathrooms, private balconies and numerous areas to relax both inside and outside. Just a short stroll from the lakefront and the start of the Kepler Track or a longer but lovely walk into town.

    MEALS Breakfast.

    COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, golf clubs, mountain bikes, gym/sauna/spa.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Looks directly through the golf-course to Lake Te Anau, magnificently spacious rooms and friendly hosts.

    ROOMS 5 | MAX GUESTS 12

    Price: $450 to $600

  • Fiordland Helicopters

    Bookings
    +64 3 249 7575
    / www.fiordlandhelicopters.co.nz

    A magnificent way to explore the wilderness of Fiordland, and get away from the tourist routes. Trips can be entirely tailored to you with multiple landings.

    DUSKY & DOUBTFUL GOLD STAR Fly south over scattered islands and early history unique to Dusky Sound.  Fly and extraordinary section of the open coastline where waves sculpt granite rocks and the mountains meet the sea.  Allow 1 hour 40 minutes. $975 pp

    MILFORD SOUND GOLD STAR Fly north over Lake Te Anau, Milford Sound and Murchison Mountains conservation area.  Continue beyond Milford Sound into the heart of Fiordland’s biggest mountains.  Glacier landing included. Allow 1 hour 40 minutes. $975 pp

    Price: $975 to $1,880

  • Milford Cruise, Walk & Coach

    Te Anau, Fiordland

    Trips & Tramps

    Kate & Steve Norris
    +64 3 249 7081 / FP 0800 305 807
    / www.tripsandtramps.com

    Explore Fiordland and some of New Zealand’s most beautiful hiking trails in a small group with a friendly, local guide. A range of walking and touring options are available.

    KEPLER TRACK GUIDED HELI-HIKE Enjoy a stunning helicopter flight to Luxmore Hut in the alpine area then descend to the sandy shores of Lake Te Anau. Full day, 10am-4.30pm. $555 pp

    ROUTEBURN TRACK KEY SUMMIT DAY WALK Hike through forest up to a unique alpine herb field offering panoramic views of mountains, alpine lakes and valleys far below. Full day, 8am-5pm. $190 pp

    Price: $178

  • Fiordland Guided Day Walks

    Te Anau, Fiordland

    Trips & Tramps

    Kate & Steve Norris
    +64 3 249 7081 / FP 0800 305 807
    / www.tripsandtramps.com

  • Fiordland River Adventure

    Tuatapere, Fiordland

    Wairaurahiri Jet

    Johan & Joyce
    +64 3 225 5677 / FP 0800 376 174 / M 027 227 7223
    / www.wjet.co.nz

    A truly remote jetboat ride, combined with conservation efforts to protect native birdlife. Heli-jetboat options also.

    Allow 2 hrs to drive Te Anau to the Jetboat departure on Lake Hauroko.

    ALL DAY ADVENTURE Boat across Lake Hauroko to the mouth of the Wairaurahiri River and enjoy 94 kilometres of magnificent grade 3 rapids. You reach one of the most remote coastlines in New Zealand. Stops and short walks are made along the way including a lunch break. Allow 6-7 hours. $1090 pp

    Price: $189 to $249

  • Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

    Te Anau & Doubtful Sound

    Fiordland Expeditions

    Mandy
    +64 3 249 9005 / FP 0508 TUTOKO
    / www.fiordlandexpeditions.co.nz

    Intimate small boat experience on beautiful Doubtful Sound. Your boat takes a maximum of 11 people in 4 cabins (2 with ensuites) and a bunk room. Your crew is dedicated to you. Trips are flexible, fish, kayak, cruise and relax. Champagne and meals provided. Dinner on board generally includes fish and crayfish caught that day. Experience the absolute peace of mooring in a still Fiordland cove at night.

    DOUBTFUL SOUND OVERNIGHT CRUISE Cruise the fiords and spot penguins, seals and dolphins. 9.30am departure from Manapouri, returning by midday the next day. Private cabin FROM $1420 per couple

    PRIVATE CHARTER CRUISES Charter your vessel for a group of family or friends to explore for as long as you want.

    Price: $1,420 to $1,450

  • Fletcher Lodge

    Dunedin, Otago

    Fletcher Lodge

    Ewa & Keith Rozecka-Pollard & Peter Rozecki-Lewis
    +64 3 477 5552 / FP 0800 THE LODGE
    / www.fletcherlodge.co.nz

    Built by Dunedin identity Sir James Fletcher in 1924 to serve as his private residence this historic property offers a rare glimpse of New Zealand’s heritage. Stay in the original house or in one of the luxury apartments in the renovated building next door. Outdoor sitting areas for relaxing and a good location from which to wander down-town and explore Dunedin city, museums, shops, restaurants and galleries.

    MEALS Breakfast.

    COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, wifi, newspaper, refreshments, spa.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Choice of historic Dunedin house with original decor or next door apartments with access to main lodge. Helpful and knowledgeable hosts, gardens and central city location.

    ROOMS 5 | APARTMENTS 2 | MAX GUESTS 18

    Price: $355 to $795

  • Dunedin Railways

    Bookings
    +64 3 477 4449
    / www.dunedinrailways.co.nz

    Suburb way to discover Otago’s remote backcountry, coastline and small historic townships. Use the Taieri service to join a guided bike ride on the Otago Rail Trail (see Trail Journeys.)

    TAIERI GORGE TO PUKARANGI OR MIDDLEMARCH A historic train trip from Dunedin through the Taieri Gorge to Pukerangi (4 hours return) or Middlemarch (6 hours return including a 1 hour stop over). Sightseeing stops, on board café, viewing platforms. Pukerangi $99 pp Middlemarch $113 pp

    Price: $91 to $113

  • Otago Peninsula Nature Tour

    Dunedin & Otago Peninsula

    Nature Guides Otago

    Hildegard Lubcke
    +64 3 454 5169
    / www.natureguidesotago.co.nz

    Small, exclusive, away from the crowds! Experience the unique fauna and flora of the Otago Peninsula in the company of a knowledgeable, enthusiastic guide.

    PENINSULA EXPERIENCE Focus on the amazing sealife and birdlife of the Otago Peninsula. Experienced professional guides and a very personal experience to discover the best wildlife this region has to offer. 8 hours including picnic lunch, afternoon tea and all admissions. 10.30am departure. $420 pp

    Price: $420

  • Sails Ashore Lodge & Ulva Island Trip

    Peter & Iris Tait
    +64 3 219 1151 / FP 0800 783 9278 / SK iris.peter.tait
    / www.sailsashore.co.nz

    A small bed and breakfast beautifully designed in New Zealand rimu timber and personally hosted by long-time Stewart Island locals. Rooms are comfortable and private and included in your minimum two night stay is a guided tour of Ulva Island open sanctuary, a bird-watcher’s paradise and a home for many endangered species. Stewart Island is on most New Zealanders bucket list, we can show you why.

    MEALS Breakfast.

    COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, refreshments, wifi, laundry, on-island transfers.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Local hospitality, comfortable rooms, sea views and Stewart Island wildlife and local history tours run by your knowledgeable hosts.

    ROOMS 2 | MAX GUESTS 4

    Price: $490

  • Stewart Island Flights

    Invercargill & Stewart Island

    Stewart Island Flights

    Raymond Hector
    +64 3 218 9129 / M 0274 355 172
    / www.stewartislandflights.com

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

    STEWART ISLAND FLIGHT A 20 min flight across Foveaux Straight from Invercargill to Oban. Three daily flights. One way $122.50 pp return $213 pp

    COAST TO COAST Fly in to glorious Masons Bay and then enjoy a four hour hike back across the island to Freshwater Landing and a short taxi-boat ride to Oban. Relatively easy walking. Full day trip. $POA

    Price: $203

  • Stewart Island Day Tours

    Invercargill & Stewart Island

    Stewart Island Flights

    Raymond Hector
    +64 3 218 9129 / M 0274 355 172
    / www.stewartislandflights.com

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