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  • Magic Cottages at Takou River

    Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

    Magic Cottages at Takou River

    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 take 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

  • 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 Island’s, 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, snorkell or just relax and soak up the wonderful scenery and abundant sea life. Departs Paihia 9.15am, Russell 9.40am, returns around 3.45pm. Charters also available.

  • Nationwide Private Tours & Transfers

    North Island & South Island

    TIME Unlimited.

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

    Time Unlimited Extensive range of private tours and one-way transfers. 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 throughout New Zealand.

    PRIVATE TOURS One day, one way or multi-day to Hobbiton, Rotorua, Bay of Islands, Turangi and beyond.

  • The Boatshed

    Waiheke Island, Auckland

    The Boatshed

    Jonathan Scott
    +64 9 372 3242 / +64 21 512 127
    / 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

  • Wine & Gourmet Tours

    Waiheke Island, Auckland

    Ananda Tours

    Jenny McDonald & Brooke Robinson
    +64 9 372 7530 / M 027 579 9261
    / www.ananda.co.nz

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

    WINE CONNOISSEURS PRIVATE TOUR Select from 3 of the best vineyards & meet the winemakers. Advance bookings essential. 10.45-4.45

    GOURMET FOOD & WINE TOUR Artisan producers and wineries. 10.30am-4.30pm small group tour.

  • Private Guided Nature Tours

    North Island & Nationwide

    Kiwi Dundee

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

    Kiwi Dundee Specialist small group, or private customised tours, walks and luxury soft adventure trips on the Coromandel Peninsula and New Zealand wide.

    NATURE & COAST Delightful sample of Coromandel Peninsula’s heritage and scenic beauty. NORTH ISLAND HIGHLIGHTS 5 day personalised tours, sample history, scenery, nature, wildlife....

  • America's Cup Sailing

    Auckland & Waiheke Island

    Explore Group

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

    Explore Group Explore Group specialises in cruising and sailing in Auckland and Bay of Islands. Explore also runs a regular ferry service to Waiheke and the Hauraki Gulf islands.

    AMERICA’S CUP SAILING Unique, professional, no experience required, 2 hour trips 11am & 2pm

    EXPLORE ADVENTURER Ferry to Waiheke and zipline through native bush with views over the Hareke Gulf.

  • Waiheke Island & Motutapu Ferry

    Auckland & Waiheke Island

    Explore Group

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

    Explore Group Explore Group specialises in cruising and sailing in Auckland and Bay of Islands. Explore also runs a regular ferry service to Waiheke and the Hauraki Gulf islands.

    AMERICA’S CUP SAILING Unique, professional, no experience required, 2 hour trips 11am & 2pm

    EXPLORE ADVENTURER Ferry to Waiheke and zipline through native bush with views over the Hareke Gulf.

  • 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

    The Great Ponsonby Arthotel is a delightfully casual bed and breakfast, conveniently located in the Auckland inner-city suburb of Ponsonby. From your accommodation it is two minutes stroll to Ponsonby’s vibrant cafés, bistros, restaurants, art and craft galleries and just five minutes by taxi to the harbour and the city centre. The perfect base from which to explore Auckland.

    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 9 | APARTMENTS 2 | MAX GUESTS 22

  • TIME Unlimited

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

    Time Unlimited 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.

    AUCKLAND FULL DAY TOUR Small group personal guided tour of Auckland city highlights, regional coastal tours, guided walks & Maori discovery tours.

  • TIME Unlimited

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

    Time Unlimited 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.

    AUCKLAND FULL DAY TOUR Small group personal guided tour of Auckland city highlights, regional coastal tours, guided walks & Maori discovery tours.

  • TIME Unlimited

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

    Time Unlimited 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.

    AUCKLAND FULL DAY TOUR Small group personal guided tour of Auckland city highlights, regional coastal tours, guided walks & Maori discovery tours.

  • Colleith Lodge

    Tairua, Eastern Coromandel

    Colleith Lodge

    Maureen & Colin Gilroy
    +64 7 864 7970 / M + 64 21 996 100
    / www.colleithlodge.co.nz

    A boutique luxury accommodation thoughtfully planned and built with guest comfort in mind, set admist native bush and tropical plantings. Rooms overlook Tairua Estuary, Pauanui and the Pacific Ocean. Relax and listen to native birds while sampling a glass of local wine or enjoy the guest swimming pool. 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

  • 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

  • Kayaking at Cathedral Cove

    Hahei, Eastern Coromandel

    Cathederal Cove Kayaks

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

    Cathedral Cove Kayaks Superb scenery, sheltered waters, professional guides and top equipment. The area has beautiful beaches and marine sanctuaries so a good chance of seeing local wildlife.

    CATHEDRAL COVE CLASSIC 3 hours exploring beaches, caves, rock gardens. 8.45 & 1pm daily. BIG DAY IN THE BAY Full 6 hour day, coastal kayaking and landing at Mahurangi Island. 8.45 am.

  • Guided Walks & Tours

    Coromandel Peninsula

    Kiwi Dundee Adventures

    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 & Jan Poole who have guided visitors to New Zealand since 1976

    COMPANION TOURS

    14 DAY NATURAL NORTH SOUTH NEW ZEALAND

    WALKING TOURS

  • Scenic Train Ride, Pottery & Sanctuary

    Coromandel, Coromandel Peninsula

    Driving Creek Railway

    Barry
    +64 7 866 8703
    / www.drivingcreekrailway.co.nz

  • Manawa Ridge

    Waihi, Southern Coromandel

    Manawa Ridge

    Willem & Carla Van de Veen
    +64 7 863 9400 / M + 64 21 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.Kayaking

    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

  • Koura Lodge

    Rotorua, Central Plateau

    Koura Lodge

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

    Enjoy 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 | APARTMENTS 1 | MAX GUESTS 1

  • Hot Pools & Spa Therapies

    Rotorua, Central Plateau

    Polynesian Spa

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

    Polynesian Spa Situated right on the edge of Lake Rotorua with multiple bathing areas, private mineral pools and a full range of spa and massage therapies. Facilities include cafe and shop, premium area, family area, private and adults only pools.

    PRIVATE HOT POOLS Delux private pools of alkaline mineral water with stunning lake views. SPA THERAPY Massage, facials, body wraps and treatment menu available.

  • White Island & Moutohora Island

    Whakatane, Bay of Plenty

    White Island Tours

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

    White Island Tours White Island is home to some amazing 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 2 hour exploration of the island. MOUTOHORA ISLAND SANCTUARY Nature walk to view some of our endangered birdlife, and a chance to swim at a hotwater beach. 10am-1.30pm

  • Cruise Lake Tarawera

    Rotorua, Central Plateau

    Cruise & Fish

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

    Cruise & Fish Rotorua Cruise and Fish Rotorua offers 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 3 hours recommended, cruising, swimming, fishing, cook your catch!.

    FLY FISHING Full or half day fly fishing on the regions rivers, streams and lakes. 4WD or remote heli-access for the best fishing spots.

  • Fly Fishing

    Rotorua, Central Plateau

    Cruise & Fish

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

    Cruise & Fish Rotorua Cruise and Fish Rotorua offers 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 3 hours recommended, cruising, swimming, fishing, cook your catch!.

    FLY FISHING Full or half day fly fishing on the regions rivers, streams and lakes. 4WD or remote heli-access for the best fishing spots.

  • Maori Arts & Thermal Valley

    Rotorua, Central Plateau

    Te Puia

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

    Te Puia 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 See the largest natural geyser in the Southern Hemisphere, watch and learn about traditional Maori crafts, visit a marae, watch a haka or cook your lunch with geothermal steam.

  • White Island & Tawawera Flights

    Rotorua, Central Plateau

    Volcanic Air

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

  • Acacia Cliffs Lodge

    Taupo, Central Plateau

    Acacia Cliffs Lodge

    Linda & Rick Whitlock
    +64 7 378 1551 / M 64 21 821 338
    / 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

  • Geothermal Park Tour

    between Rotorua and Taupo

    Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park

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

    Orakei Korako One of the best thermal areas to visit in New Zealand, approx half-way between Rotorua and Taupo.

    TOURS New Zealand’s largest geyser field. Mudpools, emerald terraces, springs and the sacred Ruatapu Cave. Cafe onsite. Ferry access 8am-4pm. By car 45 minutes from Rotorua or 25 mins from Taupo, or take a scenic flight there with Taupo Float Plane.

  • Floatplane Scenic Flights

    Taupo, Central Plateau

    Taupo's Floatplane

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

    Taupo’s Float Plane 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.

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

  • Cruises on Lake Taupo

    Lake Taupo, Central Plateau

    Sail Barbary & Ranui

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

    Barbary Sailing 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 CARVING CRUISE Sail to the carvings, swim in the lake, relax onboard. 10.30am and 2pm departures.

    RANUI PRIVATE SKIPPERED CHARTER Design your own Taupo lake trip, Ranui takes 2-10 people.

  • Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary

    Taupo, Central Plateau

    Wairakei International Golf Course

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

    Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary An international course that sprawls over 450 acres, skillfully designed to blend with the natural surroundings of native bush, prolific bird song and picturesque scenery.

    18 HOLE CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE Coaching available, carts, hire, shoes, trundlers, clubhouse and golf shop.

  • River Birches Lodge

    Turangi, Central Plateau

    River Birches Lodge

    Anthea Tidswell
    +64 7 386 0445 / M 64 27 406 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 fly fishing and hiking, a perfect retreat after accomplishing the Tongariro Crossing. Enjoy guided walks, white water rafting, mountain biking, skiing and fly fishing or just relax and enjoy 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 Crossing and river fishing or rafting. Relaxing outdoor areas and private hot tub.

    ROOMS 3 | COTTAGE 1 | MAX GUESTS 13

  • Tongariro National Park Scenic Flights

    Tongariro National Park

    Mountain Air Volcanic Flights

    Bhrent Guy
    Tel: 07 892 2812 / Freephone: 0800 922 812
    / www.mountainair.co.nz

    Mountain Air Breathtaking 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.

  • 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

    Rafting New Zealand 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.

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

  • Tongariro Crossing Guided Walks

    Turangi, Central Plateau

    Walking Places

    Terry Blumhardt
    +64 27 308 9689 / FP 0800 4 A WALK
    / www.walkingplaces.co.nz

    Walking Places 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. . TONGARIRO ALPINE EXPERIENCE A half day option taking in the first section of the Alpine Crossing.

  • Breckenridge Lodge

    Napier, Hawke's Bay

    Breckenridge Lodge

    Malcolm & Ellie
    +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 Omarunui Valley close to Napier and Hastings in the sunny Hawkes Bay, overlooking row-upon-row of vines.  Enjoy the gardens, library, music and excellent 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

  • Gannet Safari

    Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay

    Gannet Safaris

    John
    +64 6 875 0888 / FP 0800 4 A SAFARI
    / www.gannetsafaris.co.nz

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

    OVERLAND TOUR 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 Septearly April.

  • Long Island Guides

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

    Long Island Guides Personally guided and customised tours of Hawkes Bay. Choose from farm, forest, cultural, arts and crafts, wine or gourmet experiences, cycling or garden tours.

    BEST OF THE BAY Put yourself in your guide’s hands and discover the best experiences in the region. Tours vary to suit your interests. .

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

  • Odyssey New Zealand

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

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

    ODYSSEY EXPERIENCE A full day tour of the best large and small wineries including visiting a wine museum and a gourmet lunch. . TWILIGHT ODYSSEY Indulge in a 3 course progressive winery dinner across NZ’s top winery restaurants including a champagne sunset from Te Mata Peak.

  • Personal Maori Experience

    Havelock North, Hawkes Bay

    Waimarama Maori Tours

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

    Waimarama Maori 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.

  • Wesley Gardens Bed & Breakfast

    Janet Hunt
    +64 4 970 4720 / M 64 21 970 472
    / wesleygardensbandb.co.nz

    Wellington’s newest luxury accommodation, Wesley Gardens is a classic villa set in tranquil surroundings and centrally located near the Botanical Gardens, Cable Car and Wellington city centre; a short walk or cable car ride to shops, theatres, galleries and restaurants. Your hostess is a through and through Wellingtonian and will show you Wellington’s best! Adjoining rooms accommodate just 2-3 people.

    MEALS Breakfast.

    COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, in-room appetisers.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Classic villa, personal hosting, superb location near Cable Car, City Centre and Botanical Gardens.

    ROOMS 1 | MAX GUESTS 3

  • Island Bird Sanctuary Tour

    Kapiti Coast, near Wellington

    Kapiti Island Nature Tours

    Minnie Clark
    +64 21 126 7525 / FP 0800 547 5263 / SK minnie-kapitiisland
    / www.kapitiislandnaturetours.co.nz

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

    DAY TOUR Ferry access 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.

  • Te Papa

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

  • Flat Earth

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

    Flat Earth 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.

    MIDDLE EARTH EXTENDED EDITION From local film locations to Weta workshops, alfresco lunch. Full day, 9am pick-up.

  • Hobbit & LOTR Tours

    Wellington

    Flat Earth

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

    Flat Earth 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.

    MIDDLE EARTH EXTENDED EDITION From local film locations to Weta workshops, alfresco lunch. Full day, 9am pick-up.

  • Flat Earth

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

    Flat Earth 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.

    MIDDLE EARTH EXTENDED EDITION From local film locations to Weta workshops, alfresco lunch. Full day, 9am pick-up.

  • Ohtel

    Wellington

    Ohtel

    Reservations
    +64 4 803 0600 / M 27 446 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

  • 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

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

    CHAUFFERED PASSENGER TOUR Spectacular Coromandel tour, fully escorted, including lunch.

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

  • 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

  • Abel Tasman Luxury Boat Cruise

    Abel Tasman, Nelson Region

    Abel Tasman Charters

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

    ABEL TASMAN LUXURY DAY CRUISE Cruise the coast of Abel Tasman National Park, relax, kayak, walk, swim, view native birds and sealife and enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic. Max 10 people, full day.

    PRIVATE CHARTER Luxury do-as-you-please day out exploring the glorious Abel Tasman coastline.

  • Clifftop & Beach Horse Treks

    Golden Bay, Nelson Region

    Cape Farewell Horse Treks

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

    Cape Farewell Horsetreks 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. 3 hrs. WHARARIKI BEACH TREK A canter down the beach with the sea breeze in your face.

  • Reid Helicopters Nelson

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

    Reid Helicopters Nelson Locally owned helicopter company offering a wide range of experiences in the Nelson and Marlborough regions. Choose from scenic flights to gourmet or Lord of the Rings tours.

    THE FOOD SOURCE Exhilerating flying and choice of a very unique seafood experience, a wine tour by helicopter or a high country heli-adventure combined with a chef prepared gourmet lunch. LORD OF THE RINGS TOUR Fly to Mt Owen, Dimrill Dale and/or Mt Olympus, South of Rivendell.

  • Fly, Gather, Dine

    Nelson Region

    Reid Helicopters Nelson

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

    Reid Helicopters Nelson Locally owned helicopter company offering a wide range of experiences in the Nelson and Marlborough regions. Choose from scenic flights to gourmet or Lord of the Rings tours.

    THE FOOD SOURCE Exhilerating flying and choice of a very unique seafood experience, a wine tour by helicopter or a high country heli-adventure combined with a chef prepared gourmet lunch. LORD OF THE RINGS TOUR Fly to Mt Owen, Dimrill Dale and/or Mt Olympus, South of Rivendell.

  • Abel Tasman Kayak Trips

    Abel Tasman, Nelson Region

    The Sea Kayak Company

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

    The Sea Kayak Company A locally owned and operated boutique sea kayak operation guiding the beautiful coastline of Abel Tasman National Park. Protected waters and easy kayaking.

    KAYAK & HIKE Half day guided kayak with a 3 hour or relaxed 90 minute hike. Scenic boat cruise, kayak with seals, hiking and 3 great beaches. FULL DAY KAYAK Paddle Tonga Marine Reserve to Anchorage. Kayak with seals, into inlets and rivers.

  • Abel Tasman Cruise & Walk

    Abel Tasman, Nelson Region

    Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle

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

    Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle 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.

    CRUISE & WALK Regular departures for selfguided 1-6 hr hikes in Abel Tasman NatIonal Park. FULL SCENIC Half day cruise the length of the park, seals, island bird sanctuary, beautiful beaches.

  • Wine Art and Wilderness

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

    Wine Art Wilderness Tours 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.

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

  • Wine Art and Wilderness

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

    Wine Art Wilderness Tours 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.

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

  • Great Taste Trail & Bike Tours

    Mapua, Nelson Region

    Trail Journeys Nelson

    Andrew
    +64 3 540 3095 / FP 0800 292 538
    / www.trailjourneysnelson.co.nz

    Trail Journeys The Great Taste Trail allows for day or multi-day rides, guided or unguided options. Take a leisurely tour of coastal and inland Nelson, vineyards and orchards. Trail Journeys guide a selection of NZ’s best bike trails.

    THE PLAINS WINERY CYCLE TOUR Visit 6 wineries

    DAY RIDES Mapua to Kaiteriteri 40km / Brightwater 32 km / Wakefield 60km. Fully guided or unguided with accommodation transfers, bike & pannier hire and ferry access included. Minimum 2 people.

  • 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

  • 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 Historic 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

  • Birding & Photography Tours

    Blenheim, Marlborough

    Driftwood Ecotours

    Will Parsons
    +64 3 5777 651 / M 027 448 3133 / SK willrose.parsons
    / www.driftwoodecotours.co.nz

    Driftwood Retreat & Eco-Tours Local guides brimming with knowledge, a strong farming heritage and passion for conservation and birdlife. For anyone with a keen interest in natural history.

    MYSTERY OF THE RIVERS Four hour kayak tour of the Wairau Lagoon, a birdwatchers paradise. MAGIC OF THE WAIRAU LAGOON & VERNON STATION. Exclusive 4 or 8 hour tour of discovery, birdlife, ecology, Maori and farming history, deserted beaches, great photography and scenery.

  • Marlborough Wine & Gourmet Tours

    Blenheim, Picton & Havelock

    Marlborough Tour Company

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

    Marlborough Tour Company 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. GOURMET FOOD & WINE TOUR The very best Marlborough has to offer in wine, food and chocolates. Tours can also be tailored to suit you.

  • 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 Tour Company 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. GOURMET FOOD & WINE TOUR The very best Marlborough has to offer in wine, food and chocolates. Tours can also be tailored to suit you.

  • Marlborough Sounds Cruise

    Blenheim, Picton & Havelock

    Marlborough Tour Company

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

    Marlborough Tour Company 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. GOURMET FOOD & WINE TOUR The very best Marlborough has to offer in wine, food and chocolates. Tours can also be tailored to suit you.

  • Molesworth 4WD Farm Tour Express

    Blenheim, Marlborough

    Molesworth Tour Company

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

    Molesworth Tours 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. 8am-5pm.

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

  • Bike, Wine & Dine Private Tours

    Blenheim, Marlborough

    Molesworth Tour Company

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

    Molesworth Tours 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. 8am-5pm.

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

  • Aviation Museum & Biplane Joyrides

    Blenheim, Marlborough

    Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

    Jane Orphan or Joanne McMillan
    +64 3 579 1305
    / www.omaka.org.nz

    Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre Located alongside historic Omaka Aerodrome, where some of the great aviation pioneers landed, including Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith and Jean Batton. Superb exhibitions.

    TOURS The outstanding Knights of the Sky exhibition, featuring Sir Peter Jackson’s collection of WW1 aircraft and artifacts and sets brought to life by Wingnut Films and Weta Workshops. Entry between 10am - 4pm. 5kms from Blenheim.

  • Queen Charlotte by Mountain Bike

    Picton, Marlborough Sounds

    Wilderness Guides

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

    Marlborough Wilderness Guides 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. 

    QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK - GUIDED WALK AND WILDLIFE TOUR Enjoy a guided walk along the Queen Charlotte Track from Ship Cove to Endeavour Inlet.  This day is regarded as the premier section of the Queen Charlotte Track. Lunch included. 

    MOUNTAIN BIKE & KAYAK TRIPS Experience the beauty and seclusion of the Marlborough Sounds with this awesome little one-day guided sea kayak trip or exhilarating Mountain Bike ride. This tour takes in the western end of Queen Charlotte Sound.

  • Queen Charlotte Track Guided Walk

    Picton, Marlborough Sounds

    Wilderness Guides

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

    Marlborough Wilderness Guides 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. 

    QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK - GUIDED WALK AND WILDLIFE TOUR Enjoy a guided walk along the Queen Charlotte Track from Ship Cove to Endeavour Inlet.  This day is regarded as the premier section of the Queen Charlotte Track. Lunch included. 

    MOUNTAIN BIKE & KAYAK TRIPS Experience the beauty and seclusion of the Marlborough Sounds with this awesome little one-day guided sea kayak trip or exhilarating Mountain Bike ride. This tour takes in the western end of Queen Charlotte Sound.

  • Marlborough Sounds Sea Kayaking

    Picton, Marlborough Sounds

    Wilderness Guides

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

    Marlborough Wilderness Guides 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. 

    QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK - GUIDED WALK AND WILDLIFE TOUR Enjoy a guided walk along the Queen Charlotte Track from Ship Cove to Endeavour Inlet.  This day is regarded as the premier section of the Queen Charlotte Track. Lunch included. 

    MOUNTAIN BIKE & KAYAK TRIPS Experience the beauty and seclusion of the Marlborough Sounds with this awesome little one-day guided sea kayak trip or exhilarating Mountain Bike ride. This tour takes in the western end of Queen Charlotte Sound.

  • 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 four.

    MEALS Breakfast, dinner.

    COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, refreshments, spa, 200mb 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

  • Glowworms and Cave Rafting

    Charleston, West Coast

    Underworld Adventures

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

    Underworld Adventures 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 stagmites, float out through galaxies of glowworms along an underground river. 4 hr trip.

    CHARLESTON GLOWWORM CAVE TOUR A dry 3 1/2 hr excursion through the upper levels of the caves.

  • 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. Whalewatching, 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

  • Whale Watching Flights

    Kaikoura, Canterbury

    Wings Over Whales

    Aneke Bowker
    +64 3 319 6580
    / www.whales.co.nz

    Wings Over Whales Take a thirty minute flight out over the Kaikoura marine trench and view the whales diving and surfacing.

    THE FLIGHTS Comfortable and informative flights in a 4 or 8 seater aircraft. On a typical 30 min flight you will see Sperm Whale and Dolphins and less frequently Humpback, Southern Right or Pilot Whales and other marine species.

  • Whale Watch Cruise

    Kaikoura, Canterbury

    Whale Watch Kaikoura

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

    Whale Watch 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.

  • Dolphin Encounter

    Kaikoura, Canterbury

    Encounter Kaikoura

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

    Encounter Kaikoura 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.

    ALBATROSS ENCOUNTER A 2 1/2 hour coastal cruise to view albatross, petrels, shearwaters, shags, terns and gulls, just 15 mins from the shore.

  • Albatross Encounter

    Kaikoura, Canterbury

    Encounter Kaikoura

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

    Encounter Kaikoura 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.

    ALBATROSS ENCOUNTER A 2 1/2 hour coastal cruise to view albatross, petrels, shearwaters, shags, terns and gulls, just 15 mins from the shore.

  • Kaikoura Wilderness Experience

    Kaikoura, Canterbury

    Kaikoura Wilderness Experience

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

    SHEARWATER LODGE The lodge is sited high in the Kaikoura Ranges, a short helicopter ride or full day’s hike in from Kaikoura. Accommodation includes spacing living and dining areas and six super-king or twin/share bedrooms, accommodating up to twelve on a twin/share basis. Each room has its own ensuite bathroom and private balcony from where you may enjoy peace and serenity in this unsurpassed setting.

    Kaikoura Wilderness Walks Kaikoura Wilderness Walks offers an exclusive and varied walking experience which takes you through the Puhi Peaks Nature Reserve, a renowned haven for a diverse array of flora and fauna. Enjoy access to a unique 2000 acre property on the north-east coast of New Zealand’s South Island, just 30km from the small town of Kaikoura. The area takes in a portion of the Seaward Kaikoura mountain range, which at 457m(1500ft), is the highest, privately owned property in New Zealand. In its upper reaches, “Puhi Peaks” is a pristine alpine wonderland and is the location of Shearwater Lodge.

    3 DAY GUIDED 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 Nature Reserve high in the Seaward Kaikoura mountain range. Day One is 8.5kms/5.3 mls, day two is a day hike from the lodge 5.5kms/3.4 mls, and day three is 6kms/3.7 mls. Lots of opportunity for wildflower and native plant discovery, birdlife viewing and spectacular views as well as comfort and entertainment in a magical wilderness lodge in the evening.

    TAILORED OPTIONS Also available are exclusive use options, helicopter/lodge packages, guided climbing and nature and birding packages.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Holly Homestead

    Franz Josef, West Coast

    Holly Homestead

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

    Holly 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

  • Okarito Birdlife Tour

    Okarito, West Coast, Franz Josef

    Okarito Boat Tours

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

    Okarito Boat Tours 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.

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

  • Guided Glacier Trips

    Franz Josef, West Coast

    Franz Josef Glacier Guides

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

    Franz Josef Glacier Guides 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.

    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.

  • Hot Pools & Massage

    Franz Josef, West Coast

    Glacier Hot Pools

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

    Glacier Hot Pools 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.

    PRIVATE POOLS There are 3 private pools. Book in advance. Massage also available.

  • The George

    Christchurch

    The George

    +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 2-8 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. Well known in-house restaurant and cafe. The residence sleeps 2-8 guests.

    ROOMS 53 | RESIDENCE 1 | MAX GUESTS 108

  • Arthur's Pass Day Tour

    Christchurch

    Canterbury Trails

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

    Canterbury Trails 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 choose from a harbour cruise or swimming with the dolphins.

    KAIKOURA DAY TOUR Join a cruise or take a flight to view the whales of Kaikoura, visit seal colonies and explore the area, take in a winery on the return trip.

  • Kaikoura Day Tour

    Christchurch

    Canterbury Trails

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

    Canterbury Trails 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 choose from a harbour cruise or swimming with the dolphins.

    KAIKOURA DAY TOUR Join a cruise or take a flight to view the whales of Kaikoura, visit seal colonies and explore the area, take in a winery on the return trip.

  • Akaroa Day Tour

    Christchurch

    Canterbury Trails

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

    Canterbury Trails 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 choose from a harbour cruise or swimming with the dolphins.

    KAIKOURA DAY TOUR Join a cruise or take a flight to view the whales of Kaikoura, visit seal colonies and explore the area, take in a winery on the return trip.

  • Mahitahi Lodge

    south of Glaciers, West Coast

    Mahitahi Lodge

    Jacqui Low or John Birchfield
    +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

  • Glacier Walks & Heli-Hikes

    Fox Glacier, West Coast

    Fox Glacier Guiding

    +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.

    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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Riverrun

    Wanaka, Southern Lakes

    Riverrun

    Meg Taylor
    +64 3 443 9049 / M +64 27 443 9049
    / www.riverrun.co.nz

    Stylish and charming with magnificent mountain views, Riverrun offers a perfect base from which to explore Lake Wanaka resort and Mt Aspiring National Park. The lodge is set on a 500 acre riverside farm with walks and bike trails and the unique architecture uses almost 100 tonnes of reclaimed hardwood timber. Deep wrap-around verandahs provide the perfect setting for enjoying fine food and wine.

    MEALS Breakfast, dinner.

    COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, evening drinks and appetisers, refreshments, wifi, mountain bikes, fishing rods, onsite walks and trails, outdoor spa.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Wide open spaces close to Lake Wanaka resort, big mountain and valley views, interesting architecture and excellent cuisine.

    ROOMS 5 | MAX GUESTS 10

  • 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

    Eco Wanaka 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....

    ROB ROY GLACIER GUIDED HIKE One of Mt Aspiring National Park’s best full day hikes. Packed with interest and beautiful scenery. Kea to be seen.

    MOU WAHO ISLAND CRUISE & WALK Magical halfday excursion to an island on the middle of Lake Wanaka. Discover birds, scenery, history, geology....

    ROB ROY GLACIER GUIDED HIKE One of Mt Aspiring National Park’s best full day hikes. Packed with interest and beautiful scenery. Kea to be seen.

  • Nature Tour & Lake Cruise

    Wanaka, Southern Lakes

    Eco Wanaka Adventures

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

    Eco Wanaka 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....

    ROB ROY GLACIER GUIDED HIKE One of Mt Aspiring National Park’s best full day hikes. Packed with interest and beautiful scenery. Kea to be seen.

    MOU WAHO ISLAND CRUISE & WALK Magical halfday excursion to an island on the middle of Lake Wanaka. Discover birds, scenery, history, geology....

    ROB ROY GLACIER GUIDED HIKE One of Mt Aspiring National Park’s best full day hikes. Packed with interest and beautiful scenery. Kea to be seen.

  • Alpine Heli-Hiking

    Wanaka, Southern Lakes

    Eco Wanaka Adventures

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

    Eco Wanaka 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....

    ROB ROY GLACIER GUIDED HIKE One of Mt Aspiring National Park’s best full day hikes. Packed with interest and beautiful scenery. Kea to be seen.

    MOU WAHO ISLAND CRUISE & WALK Magical halfday excursion to an island on the middle of Lake Wanaka. Discover birds, scenery, history, geology....

    ROB ROY GLACIER GUIDED HIKE One of Mt Aspiring National Park’s best full day hikes. Packed with interest and beautiful scenery. Kea to be seen.

  • High Country 4WD Farm Safari

    Wanaka, Southern Lakes

    Ridgeline Adventures

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

    Ridgeline Adventures 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 private adventure through an iconic alpine farm bordering Lake Wanaka and Mt Aspiring National Park. Nature walks, historic sites and breath-taking scenery. ESSENTIAL WANAKA COMBO Helicopter + jetboat + 4WD safari through the magnificent Matukituki Valley.

  • Southern Lakes Photography Tour

    Wanaka, Southern Lakes

    Ridgeline Adventures

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

    Ridgeline Adventures 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 private adventure through an iconic alpine farm bordering Lake Wanaka and Mt Aspiring National Park. Nature walks, historic sites and breath-taking scenery. ESSENTIAL WANAKA COMBO Helicopter + jetboat + 4WD safari through the magnificent Matukituki Valley.

  • 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

    Southern Alps Air 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 and join a relaxed cruise on Milford Sound. Half day trip.

    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.

  • Southern Alps Air

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

    Southern Alps Air 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 and join a relaxed cruise on Milford Sound. Half day trip.

    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.

  • Scenic Flights & Alpine Discovery

    Wanaka, Southern Lakes

    Alpine Helicopters

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

    Alpine Helicopters 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.

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

  • Jet Boat & Wilderness Experience

    Wanaka, Southern Lakes

    Wanaka River Journeys

    +64 3 443 4416 / FP 0800 544 555
    / www.wanakariverjourneys.co.nz

    Wanaka River Journeys Jetboating into the heart of Mt Aspiring National Park through the magnificent Matukituki Valley. Add on a 4WD trip, bike ride or helicopter flight around Mt Aspiring.

    MT ASPIRING JETBOAT+WALK+HELI Thrilling wilderness jetboat riding plus helicopter pick-up and snow landing high in the Southern Alps.

    JETBOAT+BIKE Jetboat then after lunch bike back with a guide around the edge of Lake Wanaka.

  • Bike Tours & Heli Biking Trips

    Wanaka, Southern Lakes

    Wanaka Bike Tours

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

  • 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, wine & canapes on arrival, 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

  • Winery Tour Central Otago

    Queenstown, Southern Lakes

    Appellation Central Wine Tours

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

    Appellation Central Wine Tours 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 afternoon among the boutique vineyards and spectacular scenery of Central Otago, perfect introduction to the region.

    PRIVATE WINE TOUR A 5 hour tour of up to 4 vineyards, lunch at Carrick, local history and wine.

  • Cycle de Vines Bike Tour

    Queenstown, Southern Lakes

    Fat Tyre Adventures

    Greg McIntyre
    +64 27 226 2822 / FP 0800 328 897
    / www.fat-tyre.co.nz

    Fat Tyre Adventure A wide range of guided bike tours including relaxed vineyard tours through to 4WD and helicopter-access adventure mountain biking.

    CYCLE DE VINE Relaxed cycling through the Gibbston Valley wineries, picnic, wine tasting. BACK COUNTRY ENDURO TRAIL 4WD access to magnificent high terrain cross country trails and down hill rides. Full day, full suspension bikes.

  • Heli Bike & Guided MTB

    Queenstown, Southern Lakes

    Fat Tyre Adventures

    Greg McIntyre
    +64 27 226 2822 / FP 0800 328 897
    / www.fat-tyre.co.nz

    Fat Tyre Adventure A wide range of guided bike tours including relaxed vineyard tours through to 4WD and helicopter-access adventure mountain biking.

    CYCLE DE VINE Relaxed cycling through the Gibbston Valley wineries, picnic, wine tasting. BACK COUNTRY ENDURO TRAIL 4WD access to magnificent high terrain cross country trails and down hill rides. Full day, full suspension bikes.

  • Dart River Funyak & Wilderness Jet

    Glenorchy & Queenstown

    Dart River

    +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 Glenorchy.

    DART RIVER WILDERNESS JET A half-day journey into the Dart River Valley, 1 hour jetboat & 30 min walk.

    ULTIMATE NATURE EXPERIENCE A 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.

  • Routeburn Track Guided Day Walk

    Queenstown, Southern Lakes

    Guided Walks New Zealand

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

    Guided Walks New Zealand 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.

    REMARKABLES MOUNTAIN HELI HIKE Exclusive guided alpine walk with outstanding views across Lake Wakatipu and longer or easier hiking options.

  • Milford Sound Day Cruise

    Te Anau, Fiordland

    Real Journeys

    +64 3 249 7416
    / www.realjourneys.co.nz

    Real Journeys is a family owned company that has grown to include many of Fiordland’s icons; cruises on all the Sounds including adventures to more remote Dusky Sound and Preservation Inlet, kayaking, and the glow worm caves near Te Anau. From Queenstown they also offer cruises to Walter Peak Station, farm experiences and guided bike tours on this magnificent high country farm. In Stewart Island they offer overnight winter discovery expeditions as well as a regular ferry service to the island.

    MILFORD SOUND CRUISE Day trips on Milford Sound.

    MILFORD SOUND GUIDED KAYAKING Departs from Milford Sound, kayaking with a small group of up to 8 people, 4-5 hours on the water. Minimum age 16 years.

    TE ANAU GLOW WORM CAVES Boat across the lake to this awe inspiring cave system. 2 hrs 15 mins.

  • Doubtful Sound Day Cruise

    Te Anau, Fiordland

    Real Journeys

    +64 3 249 7416
    / www.realjourneys.co.nz

    Real Journeys is a family owned company that has grown to include many of Fiordland’s icons; cruises on all the Sounds including adventures to more remote Dusky Sound and Preservation Inlet, kayaking, and the glow worm caves near Te Anau. From Queenstown they also offer cruises to Walter Peak Station, farm experiences and guided bike tours on this magnificent high country farm. In Stewart Island they offer overnight winter discovery expeditions as well as a regular ferry service to the island.

    MILFORD SOUND CRUISE Day trips on Milford Sound.

    MILFORD SOUND GUIDED KAYAKING Departs from Milford Sound, kayaking with a small group of up to 8 people, 4-5 hours on the water. Minimum age 16 years.

    TE ANAU GLOW WORM CAVES Boat across the lake to this awe inspiring cave system. 2 hrs 15 mins.

  • Kayaking in Milford Sound

    Te Anau, Fiordland

    Real Journeys

    +64 3 249 7416
    / www.realjourneys.co.nz

    Real Journeys is a family owned company that has grown to include many of Fiordland’s icons; cruises on all the Sounds including adventures to more remote Dusky Sound and Preservation Inlet, kayaking, and the glow worm caves near Te Anau. From Queenstown they also offer cruises to Walter Peak Station, farm experiences and guided bike tours on this magnificent high country farm. In Stewart Island they offer overnight winter discovery expeditions as well as a regular ferry service to the island.

    MILFORD SOUND CRUISE Day trips on Milford Sound.

    MILFORD SOUND GUIDED KAYAKING Departs from Milford Sound, kayaking with a small group of up to 8 people, 4-5 hours on the water. Minimum age 16 years.

    TE ANAU GLOW WORM CAVES Boat across the lake to this awe inspiring cave system. 2 hrs 15 mins.

  • Glowworm Caves

    Te Anau, Fiordland

    Real Journeys

    +64 3 249 7416
    / www.realjourneys.co.nz

    Real Journeys is a family owned company that has grown to include many of Fiordland’s icons; cruises on all the Sounds including adventures to more remote Dusky Sound and Preservation Inlet, kayaking, and the glow worm caves near Te Anau. From Queenstown they also offer cruises to Walter Peak Station, farm experiences and guided bike tours on this magnificent high country farm. In Stewart Island they offer overnight winter discovery expeditions as well as a regular ferry service to the island.

    MILFORD SOUND CRUISE Day trips on Milford Sound.

    MILFORD SOUND GUIDED KAYAKING Departs from Milford Sound, kayaking with a small group of up to 8 people, 4-5 hours on the water. Minimum age 16 years.

    TE ANAU GLOW WORM CAVES Boat across the lake to this awe inspiring cave system. 2 hrs 15 mins.

  • 4WD Safari & LOTR Locations

    Queenstown, Southern Lakes

    Nomad Safaris

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

    Nomad Safaris 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.

    SAFARI OF THE SCENES Explore Glenorchy, one of the main LOTR and Hobbit locations, Narnia and X-Men.

  • Otago Rail Trail & Bike Tours

    Clyde, Dunedin, Queenstown

    Trail Journeys

    Alana Rabbette
    +64 3 449 2150 / FP 0800 724 587
    / www.trailjourneys.co.nz

    Trail Journeys Trail Journeys guide the best known of New Zealand’s trails, the Central Otago Rail Trail. They also guide newer biking trails in Nelson and Otago. Guided and unguided options.

    TASTE THE TRAIL One day tour ex-Queenstown, 58kms self-guided ride, transport, equipment and advice.

    3 DAYS 2 NIGHT CENTRAL RAIL TRAIL EX CLYDE All inclusive unguided tour. 45, 49 and 59kms rides per day Clyde to Middlemarch. Bike fitness adviseable.

  • The Dairy

    Queenstown, Southern Lakes

    The Dairy

    Richard and Charlotte
    +64 3 442 5164
    / www.thedairy.co.nz

    Queenstown’s most popular boutique hotel. Located centrally so you can walk to the gondola, restaurants, shops and waterfront. Consistently well-hosted with plushly luxurious rooms offering a quiet retreat from the town centre. Delicious breakfasts, convivial living areas and lots of little extras make this accommodation highly rated amongst Queenstown travellers.

    MEALS Breakfast.

    COMPLIMENTARY Breakfast, house-baked afternoon tea, guest refreshments, wifi, outdoor spa, mountain bikes.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Perfect Queenstown location, just on the edge of the CBD below the Gondola, friendly hosts, superbly comfortable rooms

    ROOMS 13 | MAX GUESTS 26

  • Pen-y-bryn Lodge

    Oamaru, North Otago

    Pen-y-bryn Lodge

    James Glucksman & James Boussy
    +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 wellpreserved small port town. Hosts with a passion for their region, good food and wine.

    ROOMS 5 | MAX GUESTS 12

  • Blue Penguin Viewing & Walks

    Oamaru, North Otago

    Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

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

    Oamaru Penguin Colony 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.

  • Vertical Ventures

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

    Vertical Ventures Oamaru based adventure company running bike, heli-bike and rock climbing tours and the local experts guiding the new Alps 2 Ocean Trail from Mt Cook to Oamaru.

    CYCLE & TRAIL SUPPORT Bike hire, shuttles, transfers.

    ALPS 2 OCEAN CYCLE TOURS Fully inclusive guided bespoke tours, excellent bikes, accommodation and food. Mt Cook to Oamaru, 4 or 7 night options to suit all riders.

  • Rock Climbing

    Oamaru, North Otago

    Vertical Ventures

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

    Vertical Ventures Oamaru based adventure company running bike, heli-bike and rock climbing tours and the local experts guiding the new Alps 2 Ocean Trail from Mt Cook to Oamaru.

    CYCLE & TRAIL SUPPORT Bike hire, shuttles, transfers.

    ALPS 2 OCEAN CYCLE TOURS Fully inclusive guided bespoke tours, excellent bikes, accommodation and food. Mt Cook to Oamaru, 4 or 7 night options to suit all riders.

  • Maori Rock Art Tours

    Timaru, Canterbury

    Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre

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

    Te Ana Maori Rock Art 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.

    TE ANA ROCK ART SITE TOUR Start from the Centre and then go on to visit the cave sites at Opihi.

  • 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.

  • Milford Sound Overnight Cruise

    Te Anau, Fiordland

    Real Journeys.

    +64 3 249 7416
    / www.realjourneys.co.nz

    Real Journeys is a family owned company that has grown to include many of Fiordland’s icons; cruises on all the Sounds including adventures to more remote Dusky Sound and Preservation Inlet, kayaking, and the glow worm caves near Te Anau. From Queenstown they also offer cruises to Walter Peak Station, farm experiences and guided bike tours on this magnificent high country farm. In Stewart Island they offer overnight winter discovery expeditions as well as a regular ferry service to the island.

    MILFORD OR DOUBTFUL SOUND OVERNIGHT CRUISES The best way to experience these Sounds is on an overnight cruise. Spectacular scenery, good company, food and wine and on-board nature guides.

    PRESERVATION INLET DISCOVERY EXPEDITION Seven day expedition through the Sounds, Doubtful, Dusky, Breaksea and Preservation Inlet. Retrace Capt Cook’s historic 1773 voyage. April to September only.

  • Discovery Cruises

    Te Anau, Fiordland

    Real Journeys.

    +64 3 249 7416
    / www.realjourneys.co.nz

    Real Journeys is a family owned company that has grown to include many of Fiordland’s icons; cruises on all the Sounds including adventures to more remote Dusky Sound and Preservation Inlet, kayaking, and the glow worm caves near Te Anau. From Queenstown they also offer cruises to Walter Peak Station, farm experiences and guided bike tours on this magnificent high country farm. In Stewart Island they offer overnight winter discovery expeditions as well as a regular ferry service to the island.

    MILFORD OR DOUBTFUL SOUND OVERNIGHT CRUISES The best way to experience these Sounds is on an overnight cruise. Spectacular scenery, good company, food and wine and on-board nature guides.

    PRESERVATION INLET DISCOVERY EXPEDITION Seven day expedition through the Sounds, Doubtful, Dusky, Breaksea and Preservation Inlet. Retrace Capt Cook’s historic 1773 voyage. April to September only.

  • 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, gymn/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

  • Fiordland Helicopters

    Jonathan & Jill
    Tel: 03 249 7575
    / www.fiordlandhelicopters.co.nz

    Fiordland Helicopters 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.

    ATA WHENUA DOUBTFUL SOUND HELI Just over an hour long helicopter journey through the Sound.

    ATA WHENUA DOUBTFUL & DUSKY SOUND HELI Magnificent journey from Doubtful Sound to remote Dusky Sound, including open coastline. 1 hr 30 mins.

  • Milford Cruise, Walk & Coach

    Te Anau, Fiordland

    Trips & Tramps

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

    Trips & Tramps Explore Fiordland and some of New Zealand’s most beautiful hiking trails with the benefit of local guides and experience. A wide range of hiking and touring options.

    KEPLER TRACK GUIDED HELI-HIKE Stunning helicopter ride into the Kepler Track then hike out. Assist with stoat traps and birdlife protection along the way!

    ROUTEBURN TRACK KEY SUMMIT DAY WALK Ascend through rainforest to Key Summit’s panoramic views.

  • Fiordland Guided Day Walks

    Te Anau, Fiordland

    Trips & Tramps

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

    Trips & Tramps Explore Fiordland and some of New Zealand’s most beautiful hiking trails with the benefit of local guides and experience. A wide range of hiking and touring options.

    KEPLER TRACK GUIDED HELI-HIKE Stunning helicopter ride into the Kepler Track then hike out. Assist with stoat traps and birdlife protection along the way!

    ROUTEBURN TRACK KEY SUMMIT DAY WALK Ascend through rainforest to Key Summit’s panoramic views.

  • 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

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

    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.

  • Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

    Te Anau & Doubtful Sound

    Fiordland Expeditions

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

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

  • 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

  • Dunedin Railways

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

    Dunedin Railways & Taieri Gorge Railway Suberb 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.

  • Otago Peninsula Nature Tour

    Dunedin & Otago Peninsula

    Nature Guides Otago

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

    Otago Nature Guides 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 EXCURSION & ALBATROSS ENCOUNTER Focus on the birdlife of the Otago Peninsula, including a visit to the Royal Albatross Colony. 6 hours including picnic lunch.

  • Catlins Mohua Park

    The Catlins, South Otago

    Catlins Mohua Park

    Narina, Mary & Fergus Sutherland
    +64 3 415 8613
    / www.catlinsmohuapark.co.nz

    Private, self-contained cottages set on a 14 hectare forest reserve overlooking the scenic upper Catlins River Valley. Fully equipped with all you need, welcoming hosts are passionate conservationists, the peace and tranquility of a surrounding reserve with trails and picnic places, birdsong, ancient trees, moss garden and heritage railway station. Your hosts run guided wildlife tours and walks which can be included in your stay.

    MEALS Breakfast, dinner.

    COMPLIMENTARY Wifi, laundry facilities.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Self-contained bush cottages owned by keen local wildlife guides and walking tour operators. Well located for exploring the Southern Catlins region.

    COTTAGES 4 | MAX GUESTS 16

  • 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 (a unique chance to see kiwi in the wild in New Zealand). Stewart Island is a bird-watcher’s paradise and a sanctuary for many endangered species.

    MEALS Breakfast.

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

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

    ROOMS 2 | MAX GUESTS 4

  • Stewart Island Flights

    Invercargill & Stewart Island

    Stewart Island Flights

    Raymond Hector
    +64 3 218 9129
    / 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. 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.

  • Stewart Island Day Tours

    Invercargill & Stewart Island

    Stewart Island Flights

    Raymond Hector
    +64 3 218 9129
    / 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. 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.

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