September 2011 Product Update
Spring in New Zealand is not to be missed; the snows have melted (in most places) and life is bursting from every region. Flowers are in bloom, the lambing season is well underway, the days are longer and the temperatures are getting warmer.
For those of you with clients in New Zealand over spring, make sure they tap into the REAL NZ Festival (www.nz2011.govt.nz/experiencerealnz) and take advantage of exciting regional events, available only during this time.
As always, if you have any questions about any of this information, please do not hesitate to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
TIME Unlimited Tours
TIME Unlimited Tours have created another luxury, innovative tour. Their new Hokianga 3-day Private Tour will soon be added to their website, but is already available to book. This tour is really off the beaten track and they will show you some of the most amazing scenery in Aotearoa/New Zealand. To download their brochure please click here
Pure Cruise New Zealand
Pure Cruise New Zealand has launched a new marae experience. For international groups (minimum of 10 people) this combo tour offers something extra special. Guests have the opportunity to be hosted by local iwi at Tapuaekura Marae. The one and half hour experience includes all the traditional elements of visiting a marae; a welcome, challenge, speeches and greeting, as well as a kapa haka performance. The tour is combined with a cruise aboard our catamaran Tiua. To respect local iwi who use the marae regularly for ceremonies, the number of tours run will be limited.
City Sights - Explore Rotorua
There is a new hop on hop off bus that operates around Rotorua, including a stop right at the front door of 13 top Rotorua attractions. These include Skyline Rotorua, Rainbow Springs, Rotorua Museum, Polynesian Spa and Rotorua i-SITE. The pass is NZ$30.00 per adult and lasts 48 hours, up to 2 children under 12 per paying adult travel for free!
Willowbank Wildlife Reserve - Kotane - the Maori Experience
Willowbank Wildlife Reserve are pleased to announce that they have changed their Ko Tane product to include a Hangi meal. This new product will begin on the 1st of October 2011 and will be available on the same evenings that the Ko Tane product is at present (Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday). From October to April (inclusive), Ko Tane and Hangi will be performed at 5:30pm on these four nights.
Prospect Lodge is the stunning new property run by Ross and Joan Cockburn formally of Mt Prospect High Country Homestay of Mt Prospect Station. This property opened on 1 September 2011 and boasts a spectacular, unsurpassed north view over Lake Te Anau. Less than two hours to Milford Sound, and on the doorstep of the Kepler Mountains and Lake Te Anau and Manapouri, this lodge makes the ideal base for anyone exploring the Fiordland area.