August 2018

In this month’s update, read about the Coastal Pacific scenic journeys return to service, and brand new catapult experience in Queenstown. 

Coastal Pacific Train


Coastal Pacific scenic journey returns

KiwiRail’s iconic Coastal Pacific scenic journey will roll again between Picton and Christchurch from December 1 this year, two years after the service was put on hold because of the devastating Kaikoura earthquake.

ASURE joins Global Alliance of Private Hotels 

ASURE Accommodation Group was recently invited to join Global Alliance of Private Hotels (GAPH). The accommodation group has over 40 properties nationwide from Kaitaia to Invercargill, and is the only accommodation group in New Zealand to have an alliance with GAPH.


New Nature & Nosh one day experiences

Nature & Nosh’s new day tours are perfect for those who want a guided hiking tour and foodie experience but are short on time. Tours depart and return from Hamilton Gardens six days a week.


Rotorua Canopy Tours introduce ultimate experience 

Rotorua Canopy Tours have opened the Ultimate Canopy Tour, a longer and more adventurous version of the Original course. The course takes 3.5 hours and is completed in small groups of less than 10.


Bungy pioneer unveils world’s first catapult experience

AJ Hackett Bungy revealed a new world-first adventure tourism experience – the Nevis Catapult – in the remote Nevis Valley near Queenstown.

Eichardt’s Private Hotel acquires luxury cruiser

Queenstown’s luxurious Eichardt’s Private Hotel has added the Pacific Jemm, a 24-metre luxury vessel to its portfolio. Pacific Jemm offers four suites and is available for private hire and cruising.


New luxury overnight winter cruise launches in Fiordland 

Winter is no excuse not to get out on the water in New Zealand, especially now with luxury cruise operator Fiordland Discovery’s new Milford Sound overnight winter cruise.


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