13th May 2020
Open your eyes and ears, from the comfort of your home, and gaze upon our first volume of exploration, with Beautiful, Natural New Zealand. Delight in exploring the blustering wonder of Queenstown, the untamed adventure of Rotorua, or the delicious history of the Hawke’s Bay. These regions boast some of New Zealand’s most exciting experiences that rival the world stage, whilst also being uniquely kiwi in their approach. Prepare to gain a whole new appreciation for these tourist-destinations, as we explore the hidden luxuries that lie within.
Cardrona Stargazing in Queenstown
Make this winter one to remember with a celestial experience unlike any other. Slip on the provided luxuriously warm, Canada Goose down jacket and snow boots, and step into the clear, crisp winter nights to marvel as the sky comes to life above you. Split across two halves, you’ll explore the beauty astral wonders of New Zealand in the first section, before making use of a top-of-the-line telescope to observe the movements of Jupiter’s moons, the Rings of Saturn, nebulae and so much more! This is an experience you’ll never forget, and one that definitely will make any trip to Queenstown special.
Southern Glacier Experience - Scenic Helicopter
Amidst the soft-falling snow and swirling tumbnal winds, take to the skies in a private tour of the stunning Southern Alps and Mount Aspiring National Park. Descend for an alpine landing amongst snow-capped peaks, and soar above untouched native forests and glacial icefalls that glisten in the sparkling light of day. Soak up the best of our beautiful nation as you go above & beyond in this aerial adventure of discovery.
Hells Gate Sulphur Spas in Rotorua
Rotorua is an adventurer’s dream, full of adrenaline-racing activities and vibrant opportunities to explore a virtually untouched and untamed region of the country. Nestled amongst all this lies the incredible Sulphur Spas of Hells Gate. Sink into the geothermal pools, and allow your worries to ease away as you shut your eyes and recline peacefully in this time-stopping experience.
Art Deco Tour in Hawke's Bay
Celebrate the history of Napier and its rich art deco culture with a vintage car tour to remember. Relive the glamour and style of the jazz era as you step back in time and drive through Napier and the surrounding areas in style. Be captivated, enthralled and educated by professional drivers in glistening Art Deco costumes, as they shepherd you around the sites.
Gibbston Valley Lodge & Spa, Queenstown
Introducing your new luxury getaway in the south of our own corner of paradise. At the heart of Gibbston Valley Lodge & Spa, you’ll discover a passionate, stylish accommodation that is uniquely situated in the organic and historic Pinot Noir vineyard of Gibbston Valley. Discover luxury between the vines and hide away from the world in your own private villa with a secluded courtyard overlooking the vines - perfect for your morning coffee or for simply soaking in the natural wonder around you.
Treetops Lodge & Estate, Rotorua
“Disconnect. Reconnect. Find your path; we will guide your journey” - prepare to discover, enrich and transform your next getaway into something to remember. Engulf yourself in warm welcomes and genuine encounters in a wilderness retreat that combines elegance with the rustic beauty of a traditional lodge, nestled in 2,500 acres of private native forest. Unwind in this slice of perfection that allows you to forget the world around you, and make meaningful connections as you spend time focusing on yourself and those you love.
The Manse Luxury Lodge, Hawke’s Bay
Welcome to The Manse, your elegant getaway at the entrance of the Hawke’s Bay. A rare gem offering opulence and tranquility just a short drive from Napier, this beautiful retreat lies on the renowned Gimblett Gravels and Ngatarawa wine regions. One of the original Hawke’s Bay homes built on a hill for the local vicar in 1910, you’ll enjoy dramatic views across the Heretaunga Plains and contemporary, modernised facilities to allow you to do as much or as little as you wish! This exclusive country retreat promises to make magic you’ll remember for years to come.
Hawke's Bay Vineyard Discovery
Let’s face it - no trip to the Hawke's Bay would be complete without a tour of the stunning vineyards, and a sampling of their finest vintages. Travel through the country’s oldest winemaking region and sample international acclaimed wines and cuisine within the Gimblett Gravels area. Learn about how art meets science within each bottle, and how it transforms from the humble grape, to each punchy, sumptuous and memorable vintage.
Rated amongst the best restaurants that the nation had to offer in 2019, the incredible Amisfield in Queenstown is known for more than just their exceptional wine. Awarded the prestigious 3-hats for their culinary prowess, their menu boasts bold flavours, decadence to rival the finest international cuisine, and a creativity that comes from being true experts in their craft. Delight your senses with this delicious experience and find a new favourite in the restaurants of New Zealand.
Gondola & Wine Experience, Rotorua
Travel to the heights of Mt. Ngongotaha and take part in a wine tasting combined with a scenic round-trip ride of the Skyline Gondola. Take in the vast, sweeping vista of Lake Rotorua as you recline and savour between 3 and 5 different varieties of wine at the Volcanic Hills Winery. Find your favourites and then take advantage of the opportunity to purchase the same vintage, so you can savour the memory from home!
Discover what other incredible options we have available in Queenstown, Rotorua and the Hawke’s Bay
Talk to your local Travel Adviser today about planning your next unforgettable holiday around New Zealand!