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  • Northland


    Bay of Islands

    Tourism New Zealand Website

    Price: $500 to $1,000

  • Takou River Lodge

    Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

    Takou River Lodge

    Anna & Ian Sizer
    +64 9 407 8065 / M: 027 545 7633

    Romantic and secluded, self-contained accommodation on the banks of Takou River. Luxury eco resort comprising individual cottages and a new luxury glamping site on a 150 acre certified organic farm.  Kayak to a sandy beach, enjoy pampering massages and a twilight hot tub. Takou River is just a short car journey from Kerikeri, 3.5 hours drive, or a 30 minute flight, from Auckland. Perfect for exploring the Bay of Islands.

    MEALS Self-catering.

    PROPERTY FEATURES 5 acre sub tropical gardens, native bush, river front and beach access. Massages & Spa Treatments.  Eco certified. Kayaks & canoes, outdoor baths and Hot Tub, fishing, swimming, onsite walks, WiFi.


    Price: $300 to $800

  • Wildlife Cruises

    Paihia, Bay of Islands

    Carino Wildlife Cruises

    Vanessa McKay
    +64 9 402 8040 / M: 027 493 3872

    Surrounded by deep blue waters, vivid green islands and diverse wildlife, sailing on our 50ft catamaran with Carino NZ is the best way to experience the stunning Bay of Islands. 

    DAY SAILING ADVENTURE Discover Sailing and Dolphins! Help sail or sit back and relax as the sails catch the breeze The only yacht licensed to watch wild dolphins. Help protect our dolphins, explore an island, snorkel, scenic walks, BBQ lunch. Departs Paihia 9am, returns 3.30pm.  From $145pp


    Price: $180 to $190

  • Waipoua Lodge

    Aranga, Northland

    Waipoua Lodge

    Ann & Fiona
    +64 9 439 0422

    Price: $650

  • Arcadia Lodge

    Russell, Northland

    Arcadia Lodge

    Greg Hoover and Peter Gillan
    +64 9 403 7756 / 027 310 0448

    Price: $295 to $425

  • Moon Gate Villa

    Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

    Moon Gate Villa

    Lionel Chambers
    +64 9 929 5921 / M: 022 079 0210 / FP: 0800 003 550


    Price: $350 to $450

  • Auckland Region


    Auckland & Waiheke Island

    Tourism New Zealand Website

    Price: $500 to $1,000

  • Waiheke Wine & Gourmet Tours

    Waiheke Island, Auckland

    Ananda Tours

    Jenny McDonald & Brooke Robinson
    +64 9 372 7530 / M: 027 233 4565

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

    GOURMET FOOD & WINE TOUR Artisan producers and wineries. Small group full day tour. 9am-3pm $195pp

    EXCLUSIVE WINE TOURS Tailored itineraries to three of the best vineyards. Bookings essential. 10am–4pm $345pp

    Price: $195 to $345

  • The Boatshed

    Waiheke Island, Auckland

    The Boatshed

    Jonathan Scott
    +64 9 372 3242 / M: 021 512 127

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

    MEALS Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Private onsite indoor and enchanting garden dining spaces, perfect romantic setting, walk to local wineries or the beach. Complimentary on-island transfers.


    Price: $1,050 to $2,580

  • Island Aviation (Auckland Seaplanes)

    +64 9 390 1121

    Auckland Seaplanes offers a variety of one of a kind services, from taking off and landing in the harbour for a scenic flight, a flight to a secluded beach for the afternoon or fishing out in the Hauraki Gulf.  Fly to many of the islands and destinations along the coast of the North Island and the lakes around Rotorua and Taupo.

    SCENIC FLIGHTS from $200

    FLY & DINE from $280

    TRANSFERS from $200

    Multilingual staff.  Certified Carbon Zero.

    Price: $200 to $8,230

  • Coromandel Peninsula


    Thames, Waihi, Coromandel & Whitianga

    Tourism New Zealand Website

    Price: $500 to $1,000

  • Kiwi Dundee Adventures

    John and Rose
    +64 274 746 219 / M: 0274 746 219

    Experienced and enthusiastic local guides give you an insight into local history, geology and wildlife. Discover the stories that make The Coromandel Peninsula special, the Kauri forests, gold mining history, volcanic geology, birdlife and beautiful coastal walks and?beaches.? Kiwi Dundee Adventures is? Qualmark silver certified and enjoys a 5 star rating on TripAdvisor.

    NATURE & COAST?covers all the scenic highlights as well as visiting some special locations only known to locals. Enjoy the fascinating history of this area and learn about the unique flora and fauna within the magnificent forest of this region. Visit stunning coastal scenery with white sand beaches, including Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove.? Price includes lunch, guide, and all fees.? From $305pp


    Price: $305

  • Hahei B&B

    Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsula

    Hahei B&B

    Phil & Sue
    +64 7 866 3730 / M: 027 224 9659


    Price: $340 to $390

  • Bay of Plenty & Waikato


    Rotorua & Waikato

    Tourism New Zealand Website

    Price: $500 to $1,000

  • Koura Lodge

    Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

    Koura Lodge

    +64 7 348 5868

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

    MEALS Buffet & Cooked Breakfast

    PROPERTY FEATURES Private lake edge property with all rooms offering stunning lake views, waterfront access, surrounded by native gardens and birdlife. Free WiFi, parking, sauna/hot-tub and canoes.


    Price: $550 to $750

  • Hot Pools & Spa Therapies

    Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

    Polynesian Spa

    +64 7 348 1328 / FP: 0508 POLY SPA

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

    DELUXE LAKE SPA & PAVILION POOLS Relaxing and therapeutic lakeside pools of natural mineral water with a range of geothermal temperatures and stunning lake views. $32 - $59pp

    SPA THERAPY Massage, facials, body wraps and treatment menu available. From $135pp

    Price: $32 to $340

  • Moutohora Island Sanctuary Tour

    Whakatane, Bay of Plenty

    Moutohora Island Sanctuary

    +64 7 308 9588 / FP: 0800 733 529

    Recharge with nature. Enjoy a walk amongst the regenerated bush as you listen to the bird calls or dig yourself a geothermal spring pool at Onep? Bay. This is your opportunity to see New Zealand’s wildlife as nature intended it and shows what can be achieved when a concentrated effort on conservation is made, managed and protected.

    MOUTOHORA ISLAND SANCTUARY Explore this pest-free wildlife sanctuary, one of the most restricted in New Zealand, on a guided nature walk that includes the chance to swim at your own hot water beach. 10am-1.30pm $99pp

    Price: $99

  • Fishing Charters

    Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

    Cruise & Fish

    John Hamill
    +64 21 951 959 / M: 021 951 959

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

    TROUT FISHING CHARTER Explore the lake cruising, swimming, fishing, cook your catch! 3 hour charters recommended, $290 per hour for a private charter.

    FLY FISHING Full day guided fly fishing on the region's rivers, streams and lakes. 4WD or remote heli-access for the best fishing spots. From $950 (1-2 people)

    Price: $870 to $2,320

  • Fly Fishing

    Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

    Cruise & Fish

    John Hamill
    +64 21 951 959 / M: 021 951 959

  • Villa Walton

    Matamata, Waikato

    Villa Walton

    Neil and Sue McGregor
    +64 7 888 3585

    Price: $275 to $395

  • Central Plateau


    Taupo & Ruapehu

    Tourism New Zealand Website

    Price: $500 to $1,000

  • Acacia Cliffs Lodge

    Taupo, Central Plateau

    Acacia Cliffs Lodge

    Neil & Stephanie Laing
    +64 21 821 338 / M: 021 821 338

    With stunning lake and mountain views and a simply spectacular Lake Taupo location, Acacia Cliffs evokes a sense of stylish luxury, privacy and comfort and promises a very special New Zealand experience.  This unique, boutique lodge, accommodates eight guests in four super-king suites each with its own private deck or courtyard and spacious ensuite, Enjoy relaxed NZ hospitality in a warm and welcoming retreat you may never want to leave!

    MEALS Breakfast, bottle of wine on arrival, evening canapés & wine.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Stunning views, contemporary stylish design, complimentary Taupo airport transfers.


    Price: $690 to $880

  • River Birches Lodge

    Turangi, Central Plateau

    River Birches Lodge

    Jason & Rebeca Bleibtreu
    +64 7 386 0445 / M: 027 406 3650

    River Birches offers the Luxury Lodge experience with their boutique 3 bedroom Lodge and a beautiful self-contained cottage.  Turangi, on the southern edge of Lake Taupo, is in the heart of an area renowned for its fishing and hiking and is the perfect retreat after accomplishing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. River Birches offers exclusive guided experiences with year round fly fishing and guided Tongariro crossing.  Guests can also enjoy white water rafting, mountain biking, skiing and fishing or just relax in the lodge’s private surroundings and shady riverside garden.   The lodge provides quiet seclusion and understated luxury accommodation with the majestic Tongariro River at its back door, and is the closest luxury accommodation to the Tongariro crossing. 

    MEALS Breakfast, dinner (reservation required).

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


    Price: $650 to $950

  • Geothermal Park Tour

    between Rotorua and Taupo

    Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park

    +64 7 378 3131

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

    ORAKEI KORAKO CAVE & THERMAL PARK TOURS New Zealand’s largest geyser field. Mudpools, emerald terraces, springs and the sacred Ruatapu Cave. Cafe onsite. Ferry access 8am-4/4.30pm. By car 45 minutes from Rotorua or 25 minutes from Taupo, or take a scenic flight there with Taupo Float Plane. Entry $39pp

    Price: $39

  • Floatplane Scenic Flights

    Taupo, Central Plateau

    Taupo's Floatplane

    Neil Kemp
    +64 7 378 7500

    Sight-seeing tours over New Zealand’s central volcanic plateau taking off from Australasia’s largest lake, Great Lake Taupo. Fly in a Cessna 206 float plane above Tongariro National Park, the Bay of Plenty and, of course, Taupo!

    MT RUAPEHU VISTA Fly over World Heritage Tongariro National Park, Mt Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe, red crater and the blue and emerald lakes. $425pp

    ORAKEI KORAKO Fly Taupo to Orakei Korako thermal park, visit, and return via the Huka Falls. $365pp

    Price: $109 to $870

  • Taranaki & Whanganui


    New Plymouth & Whanganui

    Tourism New Zealand Website

    Price: $500 to $1,000

  • Hawke's Bay


    Napier, Hastings & Havelock

    Tourism New Zealand Website

    Price: $500 to $1,000

  • Breckenridge Lodge

    Napier, Hawke's Bay

    Breckenridge Lodge

    Malcolm Redmond & Ellie Zugel
    +64 6 844 9411

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

    MEALS Breakfast, evening five course dinner & wine (reservation required).

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


    Price: $730 to $1,020

  • Gannet Safari

    Cape Kidnappers, Hawke's Bay

    Gannet Safaris Overland

    Sophie Phillips
    +64 6 875 0888

    Visit the world's largest, most accessible Gannet nesting colony from 1st September until 31st April; where adult and young birds nest in serried rows and carry out their daily routine.

    GANNET TOURS Driving through spectacular Cape Kidnappers Station and wildlife sanctuary, stopping several times above the clifftops looking out over Hawkes Bay. The views are spectacular. Learn about the local history, wildlife and legends. Drive up onto the world’s largest accessible mainland gannet colony where you are within a few metres of the 20,000 gannets. They are members of the Booby family, with distinctive black eye markings and a pale gold crown.

    Regular Tours daily 9.30am & 1.30pm $88pp

    PRIVATE CHARTER AVAILABLE Range Rover & Sunrise tours by arrangement.

    Price: $92

  • Endsleigh Cottages and Hillington

    Havelock North, Hawke's Bay

    Endsleigh Cottages and Hillington

    Denis & Margie Hardy
    +64 6 877 7588 / 0274 443 800

    Price: $125 to $1,000

  • Wairarapa & Manawatu


    Martinborough & Palmerston North

    Tourism New Zealand Website

    Price: $500 to $1,000

  • Wellington


    Welliington & Kapiti Coast

    Tourism New Zealand Website

    Price: $500 to $1,000

  • Kapiti Island Bird Sanctuary Tour

    Kapiti Island, near Wellington

    Kapiti Island Nature Tours

    Minnie Clark
    +64 27 726 7525 / M: 027 726 7525

    Kãpiti Island is a world-renowned nature sanctuary 5km off the coast of Paraparaumu. This predator free island is home to some of New Zealand's rarest flora & fauna.

    DAY TOUR return ferry transport, an introductory talk and one hour guided walk on this forested island discovering New Zealand birdlife, history, Mãori culture and unsurpassed hospitality. Lunch included. Approx 9am-3pm. Allow one hour to drive to Paraparaumu Beach north of Wellington. $185pp

    OVERNIGHT TOUR return ferry transport, accommodation, an introductory talk, 3 meals, pre-dinner drinks & nibbles, permits and a 1.5 hour guided Kiwi spotting walk at night. Approx 9am-3pm the following day $395pp

    Price: $185 to $445

  • Atahuri Lodge

    Peka Peka Beach, Kapiti Coast

    Atahuri Lodge

    Robyn Renouf
    +64 4 293 5555

    Beachfront Bliss. Located 45 minutes north of Wellington nestled in sand dunes overlooking Peka Peka Beach lies Atahuri. Architecturally designed to blend in with its seaside environment, the four private suites have separate entrances with patios facing seaward. New Zealand artwork, luxurious furnishings and a touch of beachside chic feature throughout. The super king beds, feather duvets, fine linen and heavenly bath for two, create the perfect sanctuary for rest and rejuvenation after a day exploring the Kapiti Coast and neighbouring regions.

    MEALS Breakfast. Dinners by prior arrangement.  Complimentary bottle of NZ wine on arrival.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Beachfront with beach access. Swimming Pool and Spa, road bikes and kites.


    Price: $500 to $600

  • Harley Davidson Tours & Rentals

    Major Cities & Waihi

    Bularangi Motorbikes

    Ali Howie
    +64 7 863 6069 / M: 021 223 5844

    Harley Davidson specialists with rentals, guided or self-guided tours, chauffeured tours. throughout New Zealand. Five depots cover the North and South Island; in Auckland, Waihi, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

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

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

    Local New Zealand guides and support vehicles available for non-riders. Guided trips run October to May and include guide late model Harley Davidson motorcycles, fuel, lunches, insurance, accommodation, dinners and selected excursions. PRICE $POA

  • Marlborough


    Blenheim & Picton

    Tourism New Zealand Website

    Price: $500 to $1,000

  • The Peppertree

    Blenheim, Marlborough

    The Peppertree

    Heidi & Werner Pluss
    +64 3 520 9200 / M: 0274919898

    A gracious Edwardian villa built in 1901. 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, evening canapés & wine, Platters.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Edwardian Villa set in 10 acres of gardens and vines, orchard and olive grove. Hosts will share their passion for wine making and viticulture.


    Price: $650 to $790

  • Aviation Museum & Biplane Joyrides

    Blenheim, Marlborough

    Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

    Jo McMillan
    +64 3 579 1305

    Visit the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre where the story of aviation is brought to life in two world-class exhibitions both featuring mannequins by cinematic geniuses Weta Workshop. Open 7 days until 5pm.  5kms from Blenheim

    KNIGHTS OF THE SKY EXHIBITION showcases film director Sir Peter Jackson’s collection of WW1 aircraft and memorabilia.  25pp

    DANGEROUS SKIES the new WW2 exhibition stars a Griffon powered Spitfire and the world’s only flyable Avro Anson Mk.1. $20pp

    JOYRIDES in a vintage Boeing Stearman, open cockpit biplane and a Russian WW2 fighter Yakovlev Yak 3. From $250 - $2,999 [non-commissionable]

    The museum is also available for Corporate/Conference Dinners after normal business hours.

    Price: $20 to $380

  • Wilderness Guides

    Juliet & Steve Gibbons
    +64 3 573 5432 / FP: 0800 266 266

    Wilderness Guides are based in Picton and offer full day and multi-day guided trips on Queen Charlotte Sound staying at waterfront lodges, bike, hike and kayak combos as well as bike and kayak rentals.

    ONE DAY GUIDED WALK Queen Charlotte Track day walk. Voyage Picton to Ships Cove and hike 15kms to Endeavour Inlet. Full-day guided, packed lunch supplied. $365pp

    HALF DAY GUIDED KAYAK Kayak on the Queen Charlotte Sound. See stingrays, eagle rays, cormorants, little blue penguins, seals and starfish. 8.30am and 12.30pm, 4 hours $99pp


    Price: $135 to $370

  • Mahana Lodge

    Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough

    Mahana Lodge

    Juliet & Steve
    +64 3 579 8373

    Price: $195 to $275

  • Private wine tours

    Marlborough, Nelson & Queenstown


    +64 3 573 5508

    Price: $99 to $1,250

  • Nelson Tasman


    Nelson, Abel Tasman & Golden Bay

    Tourism New Zealand Website

    Price: $500 to $1,000

  • Abel Tasman Luxury Boat Cruise

    Stephens Bay, Kaiteriteri, Nelson Region

    Abel Tasman Charters

    Rod & Karina Stuart
    +64 27 441 8588 / FP: 0800 22 35 22

    Luxurious boats offering exclusive daily tours into the Abel Tasman National Park and Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Small numbers only, with knowledgeable skippers and opportunities to kayak, hike, swim or just relax onboard. 

    LUXURY DAY CRUISE Scenic cruise of the iconic Abel Tasman National Park with a small group of fellow travellers. Relax, kayak, walk, swim, view native birds and sea life and enjoy a delicious platter style lunch. Max 11 people. Includes onboard WC, drinks, towels and sunscreen.  6 hours for $297.50pp

    PRIVATE CHARTER Luxury do-as-you-please day out exploring the glorious Abel Tasman coastline with an experienced local guide. Swim, cruise, kayak and walk all in one day aboard our comfortable launch. Delicious platter style lunch with beer, wine, drinks and refreshments included. 6 hour charter $2,670 for up to 8 pax. $80 per extra up to 19 pax.

    Price: $285

  • Heli Adventures Nelson-Marlborough

    Nelson & Marlborough Regions

    Helicopters Nelson Top of the South

    Michelle Stewart
    +64 3 541 9530 / M: 027 688 0311 FP: 0800 FLY NELSON

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

    ABEL TASMAN EXPERIENCE Overfly the golden sand beaches and pristine waters of the Abel Tasman with a landing at Awaroa Bay. From $625pp (based on 2 people)

    LORD OF THE RINGS TOUR Land on Mt Owen and/or Mt Olympus. From $600pp (based on 2 people)

    BLUE LAKE EXPRESS Fly over the world's clearest lake and land on the edge of Nelson Lakes National Park.  From $995pp (based on 2 people)

    Price: $600 to $2,975

  • Abel Tasman Cruise & Walk

    Kaiteriteri, Nelson Region

    Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle

    +64 3 527 8688 / FP: 0800 732 748

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

    SEALS & HIKE Regular departures, enjoy a cruise to a seal colony then a self-guided 1.5 hour or 5.5 hour hike along the idyllic coast of Abel Tasman National Park. $72pp

    FULL SCENIC 3-4 hour cruise the length of the park, seals, island bird sanctuary, beautiful beaches. $79pp

    Price: $45 to $260

  • Wine, Art and Wilderness

    Zane Kennedy & Elissa Menzies
    +64 275 776 975 / FP: 0800 326 868

    Nelson’s premier private tour and luxury transfer provider offers a diverse range of tours, including multi-day tours throughout New Zealand. Guided by our friendly knowledgeable team, each day will be fun, informative and is sure to exceed expectation.

    ABEL TASMAN WATER & WALK Cruise then walk along some of the world’s most stunning coastline. Option to add kayaking. Full day with gourmet lunch from $439pp

    WINE and ART TOURS Sample wines with your expert guide and enjoy lunch at the best of Nelson's boutique wineries.  Add, or focus solely on, art, exploring Nelson’s broad range of artistic media.  Full day from $299pp


    PRIVATE LUXURY TRANSFERS Nelson, Marlborough and beyond $POA

    Price: $299 to $600

  • Abel Tasman Eco Boat Tour

    Marahau, Nelson Region

    Abel Tasman Eco Tours

    Clive, Mel & Justin
    +64 3 391 0010

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

    GOLDEN FUTURE TOUR From Marahau take a guided boat and walking tour, visiting all the best locations in the Abel Tasman park. Max 14 people. Full day $199pp

    PROMISED LAND TOUR From the top of Takaka Hill take a guided 4 hour walk to Wainui Hut through native beech forest filled with wildlife. Max 8 people. Full day $199pp

    Price: $195

  • Maruia River Retreat

    near Murchison, Nelson Region

    Maruia River Retreat

    +64 3 523 9323

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    Price: $850 to $1,250

  • Guided Kayak Tours & Rentals

    Marahau, Nelson Region

    R&R Kayaks

    +64 3 5278 197 / FP: 0508 2 BEACH (0508 223 224)

    Price: $150 to $190

  • Abel Tasman & Golden Bay Day tours & Scenic Flights

    Golden Bay, Nelson Region & Wellington

    Golden Bay Air

    Brenda Bownlie
    +64 3 525 8725

    Price: $199 to $749

  • Pihopa Retreat

    Nelson, Nelson Region

    Pihopa Retreat

    +64 22 390 4463 / M: 022 390 4463

    6 SUITES | 12 GUESTS

    Price: $1,180 to $1,380

  • West Coast


    Greymouth, Hokitika, Glaciers

    Tourism New Zealand Website

    Price: $500 to $1,000

  • Breakers Boutique Accommodation

    south of Punakaiki, West Coast

    Breakers Boutique Accommodation

    Jan & Stephen
    +64 3 762 7743

    MEALS Breakfast.  Pizzas or Platters on request.



    Price: $295 to $425

  • Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

    near Haast, West Coast

    Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

    Dr Gerry McSweeney & Anne Saunders
    +64 3 750 0881

    Surrounded by tall rainforest on the shores of the Moeraki River and a 2km forest walk from the Tasman Sea, Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki offers stylish accommodation, delicious fresh local food and an exciting programme of guided nature adventures. Hike the wild coastline, see penguins and other rare wildlife and experience one of the wildest and most natural corners of New Zealand.

    MEALS Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Wilderness location, forest trails, wildlife and local experts on-site, superb wildlife viewing opportunities. Includes two shorter guided activities.

    ROOMS 28 | MAX GUESTS 56

    Price: $820 to $1,300

  • Glacier Walks & Heli-Hikes

    Fox Glacier, West Coast

    Fox Glacier Guiding

    +64 3 751 0825 / FP: 0800 111 600

    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. $469pp

    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. $799pp (overnight option available $1199)

    Price: $145 to $1,450

  • Glowworms and Cave Rafting

    Charleston, West Coast

    Underworld Adventures

    Aidan Schurr
    +64 3 788 8168 / M: 0204 014 6503

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

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

    GLOWWORM CAVE TOUR A dry 3.5 hr excursion through the upper levels of the caves. $120pp

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

    Price: $120 to $350

  • Rimu Lodge

    Hokitika, West Coast

    Rimu Lodge

    Sue-Ellen Bowden
    +64 3 755 5255

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

    MEALS Breakfast.

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


    Price: $395 to $495

  • Holly Homestead

    Franz Josef, West Coast

    Holly Homestead

    Bernie & Gerard Oudemans
    +64 3 752 0299

    Holly Homestead is located on the outskirts of Franz Josef township with a lovely rural setting and some of the best views of the snow capped 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, evening glass of port.  Choice of Restaurants nearby.

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


    Price: $295 to $425

  • Archer House

    Westport, West Coast

    Archer House

    Jackie & Charles
    +64 3 789 8778

    Price: $200

  • Boat based eco tour

    Okarito, near Franz Josef, West Coast

    Okarito Boat Eco Tours

    Paula & Swade
    +64 3 753 4223 / M: 021 049 8522

    Price: $115

  • Ribbonwood Retreat

    Franz Josef, West Coast

    Ribbonwood Retreat

    Julie Wolbers and Jonathan Crofton
    +64 3 752 0072 / M: 021 0258 2749


    Price: $380 to $450

  • Kayak, Cruise & Walk and Fishing Charters

    Franz Josef Glaciers, West Coast

    Franz Josef Wilderness Tours

    Dale, Bronwyn & the team
    +64 3 752 0230 / M: 027 324 4011 / FP: 0800 423 262

    Price: $89 to $179

  • Kaikoura & North Canterbury



    Tourism New Zealand Website

    Price: $295 to $675

  • The Factory

    Kaikoura, North Canterbury

    The Factory

    Sean & Skip Gregory
    +64 274053721

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

    MEALS Breakfast or Self-Cater with BBQ.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Exclusive luxury accommodation adjacent to Hapuku Beach, full kitchen and laundry facilities, log burner, outdoor spa, blu ray TV, WiFi.


    Price: $510 to $630

  • Whale Watch Cruise

    Kaikoura, North Canterbury

    Whale Watch Kaikoura

    +64 3 319 6767 / FP: 0800 655 121

    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 12.45am departures with additional timings over the summer season. In addition to the whales, fur seals, dolphins and albatross are also frequent viewing. Allow 3.5 hours including 2.5 hours on the water. $150pp

    Price: $150

  • Dolphin Encounter

    Kaikoura, North Canterbury

    Encounter Kaikoura

    +64 3 319 6777 / FP: 0800 733 365

    Albatross Encounter Kaikoura

    Kaikoura is regarded as the best place on earth to view multiple species of albatross and other seabirds.  This boat tour with informative commentary and superb photo opportunities should not be missed. The 2.5 hour tour operates all year round with 2-3 departures daily. Advance reservations are essential.

    ALBATROSS ENCOUNTER A coastal cruise to view albatross, petrels, shearwaters, shags, terns and gulls, just 15 minutes from the shore. $125pp

    96 Esplanade, Kaikoura
    T: +64 3 319 6777
    FP: 0800 733 365
    E: [email protected]

    Dolphin Encounter Kaikoura

    Dusky dolphins are regarded as the most acrobatic of all dolphin species.   Dolphin swimming or watching tours are an inspiring experience. The 3.5 hour tour operates all year round with 2-3 departures daily. Advance reservations are essential for swimmers.

    DOLPHIN ENCOUNTER SWIM All equipment for swimming supplied. Maximum 16 swimmers per boat. $180pp

    DOLPHIN ENCOUNTER WATCH Swimmers and watchers travel on the same vessels. Plenty of photo opportunities. $95pp

    96 Esplanade, Kaikoura
    T: +64 3 319 6777
    FP: 0800 733 365
    E: [email protected]

    Price: $95 to $180

  • Albatross Encounter

    Kaikoura, North Canterbury

    Encounter Kaikoura

    +64 3 319 6777 / FP: 0800 733 365

  • Fyffe Country Lodge

    Kaikoura, North Canterbury

    Fyffe Country Lodge

    Chris Rye
    +64 3 319 6869 / M: 027 768 6118

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

    MEALS Breakfast and licensed dining (reservations essential).

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


    Price: $295 to $675

  • Christchurch & mid-Canterbury


    Christchurch, Akaroa & Arthur's Pass

    Tourism New Zealand Website

    Price: $500 to $1,000

  • Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass

    Arthur's Pass, Canterbury

    Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass

    Michael McSweeney
    +64 3 318 9246

    Set on a 1650 hectare / 4000-acre working sheep farm and nature reserve in the heart of the Southern Alps, the Lodge offers high quality accommodation, excellent food and an exciting programme of guided activities. Learn about NZ wildlife and explore the farm and mountain location. This is a destination for wilderness seekers, nature enthusiasts & active travellers, located midway between Christchurch and the West Coast.

    MEALS Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Spectacular alpine view location with extensive hiking on a 25km trail network, wildlife viewing, rare shrublands, forest and river valley plants surrounded by National Park tracks.

    ROOMS 24 | MAX GUESTS 48

    Price: $820 to $1,300

  • Private Nature Tours

    Canterbury & South Island

    Wildsouth Discovery

    Brian Lucas & Paula Sinclair
    +64 3 332 3665 / M: 027 4363 068

    Unique Companion Luxpeditions.  Discover spectacular landscapes, heritage and Maori culture. Experience kiwi hospitality and our diverse ecology. Picnics in remote alfresco locations and travel in deluxe customised vehicles. 


    SUGGESTED ITINERARIES Multi-day Overland Expeditions, Day Safaris from Christchurch - exclusive, privately guided experiences. $POA 

  • South Canterbury & Waitaki


    Geraldine, Oamaru, Timaru, Twizel

    Tourism New Zealand Website

    Price: $500 to $1,000

  • Pen-y-bryn Lodge

    Oamaru, Waitaki

    Pen-y-bryn Lodge

    James Glucksman & James Boussy
    +64 3 434 7939

    Historic Victorian mansion in the charming port town of Oamaru. Splendid living areas, dedicated hosts, locally sourced food and wine make this a unique experience and the premier place to stay in Oamaru. The town is known for the blue penguin colony, the Victorian harbour precinct with its distinctive white stone architecture and a vibrant artisan ?cuisine scene.?

    MEALS Breakfast, evening canap?s & wine, dinner (reservation required).

    PROPERTY FEATURES Historic house with mature gardens. Hosts with a passion for their region, good food and wine.


    Price: $550 to $1,035

  • Maori Rock Art Tours

    Timaru, South Canterbury

    Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre

    +64 3 684 9141 / FP: 0800 46 83 262

    The most significant collection of Mãori rock art in New Zealand and an entry into the world of Ngai Tahu, the South Island’s largest Mãori 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, 10am-3pm daily $22pp

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

    Price: $22 to $130

  • Lakestone Lodge

    Lake Pukaki, South Canterbury

    Lakestone Lodge

    Anna & Mike Bacchus
    +64 3 971 1871

    Purpose built in 2016, this beautifully designed six bedroom, off grid, luxury lodge enjoys a spectacular site on the shores of Lake Pukaki with panoramic views directly up the lake to New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki / Mt Cook.  An excellent location for hiking, biking, photography, star-gazing and relaxing, approximately half-way between Christchurch and Queenstown.

    MEALS Breakfast, picnics and lunch platters, dinner (table d'hôte must be included on arrival night).

    PROPERTY FEATURES 2 acres of grounds with native plants and trails, bikes, massages, helipad and media room. Fine dining.


    Price: $595 to $835

  • Tasman Glacier Heli Hikes

    Mt Cook, South Canterbury

    Mt Cook Glacier Guiding

    +64 3 435 1001 / FP: 0800 68 2665

    Fly, land, and hike in the heart of New Zealand’s biggest mountains in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. Experience snow shoeing, glacier exploring, heli-hiking and ice climbing options amidst outstanding alpine scenery.

    TASMAN GLACIER HELI-HIKE Hike or snowshoeing on New Zealand’s biggest glacier with a breathtaking scenic helicopter fly-by of Aoraki/Mt Cook. 3 hour trip (2 hours ice-time plus flight) $585pp-$619pp

    THE WIGLEY Explore the immense beauty and ice formations of the upper snowfield with magnificent views of Aoraki/Mt Cook and the Hochstetter icefall. 5 hour trip (3 hours ice-time plus flight) $585pp-$619pp

    Price: $585 to $619

  • The Vicarage

    Geraldine, South Canterbury

    The Vicarage

    Michael and Brigitte Barker

    A beautiful homestead meticulously renovated to the highest standard in the very centre of Geraldine. Once home to 15 vicar’s and their families over 100 years the Vicarage now hosts independent travellers on the Christchurch to Tekapo highway. Many stories are told in the meticulous refurbishment of this heritage building. 

    MEALS Self-cater or dine at the adjacent Barker's Foodstore & Eatery or other local cafés.

    PROPERTY FEATURES Deluxe super-king rooms with ensuites, with free WiFi, shared sitting room, kitchenette, outdoor terrace, and laundry facilities. Independent access via a keybox access code.


    Price: $250 to $435

  • Southern Lakes


    Wanaka & Queenstown

    Tourism New Zealand Website

    Price: $500 to $1,000

  • Rob Roy Glacier Guided Hike

    Wanaka, Southern Lakes

    Eco Wanaka Adventures

    Lee Eadie
    +64 3 443 2869 / FP: 0800 926 326

    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 half day excursion to an island in the middle of Lake Wanaka. Discover birds, scenery, history and geology. Half day, 9am or 1.30pm $245pp. Meet the boat at the Jetty next to the Marina in Lakeside Road.

    ROB ROY GLACIER GUIDED HIKE One of Mt Aspiring National Park’s best day hikes. Packed with interest and beautiful scenery. Full day, 9-5.30pm $315pp. Note tour not suitable for children under 8 years. Pick up from Wanaka Accommodations.

    Price: $335

  • Nature Tour & Lake Cruise

    Wanaka, Southern Lakes

    Eco Wanaka Adventures

    Lee Eadie
    +64 3 443 2869 / FP: 0800 926 326

  • Alpine Lakes Heli-Hike

    Wanaka, Southern Lakes

    Eco Wanaka Adventures

    Lee Eadie
    +64 3 443 2869 / FP: 0800 926 326

  • Milford Sound Flight & Cruise

    Wanaka & Makarora

    Southern Alps Air

    Paul & Anne Cooper
    + 64 3 443 4385 / FP: 0800 345 666

    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 over the Southern Alps to land at Milford Sound and join a 2 hour cruise. Half day $580pp

    SIBERIA EXPERIENCE Gain access to one of Mt Aspiring National Park’s gems; a great hike plus scenic flight and stunning jetboat ride back out. Half-day, morning departures. $435

    Price: $550 to $580

  • Southern Alps Air

    Paul & Anne Cooper
    + 64 3 443 4385 / FP: 0800 345 666

  • Routeburn Track Guided Day Walk

    Queenstown, Southern Lakes

    Nomad Safaris

    +64 3 442 6699 / FP: 0800 688 222

    Nomad Safaris has 25 years’ experience in operating small group and personal tours in the Southern Lakes Region.

    4WD TOURS Select Skippers Canyon or Film Locations. Half day. 8.00am or 1.30pm. $195pp

    E-BIKE WINE TOURS Sip and cycle through Arrowtown and Gibbston Valley. 1.30pm $215pp

    ROUTEBURN TRACK Full and Half day guided walks. 8:00am or 1.30pm. $590-$1950 for up to 6 people

    Premium TESLA Model X TOURS Customize your adventure with a private tour $1125 per half day

    Price: $590 to $1,950

  • 4WD Safari & LOTR Locations

    Queenstown, Southern Lakes

    Nomad Safaris

    +64 3 442 6699 / FP: 0800 688 222

  • Azur Lodge

    Queenstown, Southern Lakes

    Azur Lodge

    +64 3 409 0588


    Price: $1,518 to $2,024

  • Hidden Lodge

    Queenstown, Southern Lakes

    Hidden Lodge

    Kerrin & Luke
    +64 3 442 6636 / M: 0204 110 6411


    Price: $450 to $520

  • Ridgeline Adventures

    Sarah & Mark
    +64 27 390 2152 / M: 027 390 2152

    Price: $259

  • Central Otago


    Clyde, Cromwell & Alexandra

    Tourism New Zealand Website

    Price: $500 to $1,000

  • Otago Rail Trail & Luxury Cycle Tours

    Clyde, Dunedin, Queenstown

    Trail Journeys

    +64 3 449 2150 / FP: 0800 030 381

    The Otago Central Rail Trail?is vehicle-free, has an easy gradient and takes you through amazing scenery, over viaducts and through tunnels. Trail Journeys arranges bike hire and provides transport highlighting points of interest along the way.

    TASTE THE TRAIL ex Dunedin (also available ex Clyde / Queenstown). This 1-day cycle tour has you cycling through one of the most spectacular gorges on the Otago Central Rail Trail. After a scenic transfer, enjoy the mainly downhill ride back to Clyde or Middlemarch. Returning to Queenstown or if finishing in Middlemarch there is the option of transport through to Dunedin on the historic Taieri Gorge Railway. $235-$360pp e-Bike add $45pp

    Price: $235 to $1,225

  • Olivers

    Clyde, Central Otago


    David and Andrea Ritchie
    +64 3 449 2600 / M: 021 220 9560

    Olivers lodge and stables is a distinctive Central Otago property in the heart of Clyde's historic precinct.  The iconic Olivers Restaurant and Bar, the Victoria Store Brewery and the Merchant of Clyde café-bakery-delicatessen make this a unique boutique accommodation and culinary experience. Outstanding renovation of historic stone buildings make this an exceptionally charming accommodation.

    MEALS Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

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

    ROOMS 11 | MAX GUESTS 22

    Price: $255 to $465

  • The Lord Clyde

    Clyde, Central Otago

    The Lord Clyde

    +64 3 9767 909 / M: 021 220 9560

    Price: $270 to $420

  • Fiordland


    Te Anau, Milford & Doubtful Sounds

    Tourism New Zealand Website

    Price: $500 to $1,000

  • High Leys Lodge

    Te Anau, Fiordland

    High Leys Lodge

    Sarah and John Greaney
    +64 27 222 6634 / 027 222 6634

  • Dunedin & Otago Peninsula


    Dunedin & Otago Peninsula

    Tourism New Zealand Website

    Price: $500 to $1,000

  • Albatross breeding colony

    Otago Peninsula

    Royal Albatross Centre

    +64 3 478 0499

    Price: $15 to $62

  • Stewart Island & Southland


    Oban, Tuatapere, The Catlins & Invercargill

    Tourism New Zealand Website

    Price: $500 to $1,000

  • Scheduled Flights & Scenic Day Tours

    Invercargill & Stewart Island

    Stewart Island Flights

    +64 3 218 9129

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

    STEWART ISLAND FLIGHT A 20 minute flight across Foveaux Straight from Invercargill to Oban. Three daily flights and more to meet demand. One way $130pp / Return $220pp

    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 $235pp

    Price: $135 to $265

  • Church Hill Lodge

    Oban, Stewart Island

    Church Hill Lodge

    Deanne & Chris
    +64 3 219 1123

    Price: $595 to $625


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