July 2014: Romantic escapes in New Zealand
If your clients are dreaming of an intimate holiday surrounded by rolling green countryside, turquoise oceans, azure blue lakes, steaming geysers, and rugged alpine beauty, then New Zealand is a country that is sure to romance them. From the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South Island, New Zealand is a country of luxury, adventure and endless possibilities.
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Whether your clients are adventure seekers or culture lovers New Zealand has a range of attractions and activities to keep them entertained. And with a wide range of accommodation options to suit any budget, including luxury lodges, hotels, and boutique Bed and Breakfasts there’s no excuse not to visit.
Here are some products that are sure to set your clients’ hearts a flutter.
Fullers Great Sights Bay of Islands – Dolphin Swimming
Your clients will have an incredible opportunity to swim with wild dolphins in their natural environment. This intimate half day cruise seeks out the many playful wild dolphins within the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands.
Jump into the warmest waters in New Zealand and snorkel with these majestic and inquisitive creatures. The purpose built dolphin vessel is complete with a low viewing deck, water jet engines, underwater microphone, and experienced crew with an intimate knowledge of dolphin behaviour. Cruises operate between October and April with a maximum of 35 passengers per cruise.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Your clients will marvel at Mother Nature's light display as they glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Meander underground along the Waitomo River and gaze in silence at the myriad of glowworm lights that make up the Glowworm Grotto. As they enter this galaxy of tiny living lights, your clients will immediately experience a serene ambience and be fascinated and intrigued by the tiny glowworms that light the way.
Polynesian Spa is New Zealand’s leading internationally acclaimed spa. Enjoy this unique lakefront thermal spa experience - offering a wonderful fusion of relaxing hot mineral spring bathing, spa therapies and picturesque views of Lake Rotorua.
From the 26 thermal pools, simply select one of four bathing areas - deluxe lake spa, adult pools (with historic priest spa), private pools, or family spa. Or indulge in a spa therapy or hydro spa therapy, at the inviting haven of the lake spa retreat (appointments essential).
Pure Cruise New Zealand
Experience the best Lake Rotoiti has to offer with Pure Cruise New Zealand onboard their luxury yacht 'Tiua', a stylish 53 foot catamaran. Enjoy an eco-sailing experience in pure comfort, on Lake Rotoiti a pristine natural environment rich in cultural history and wildlife.
An array of activities are on offer such as trout fishing, sailing the vessel, bush walks, photography opportunities and visiting Lake Rotoiti’s hidden treasure, the mineral rich natural outdoor thermal hot spas.
Wilsons Abel Tasman
Only one hour’s drive from the heart of Nelson, the Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand's only coastal national park, boasting golden sandy beaches and clear turquoise water. The sheltered bays are popular for cruising, sailing and sea kayaking. On land, the Abel Tasman Coast Track follows the coastline through lush native bush, over limestone cliffs and along golden sandy beaches.
Wilsons Abel Tasman offers a range of guided and unguided experiences from a three hour cruise and walk option to a five day all-inclusive holiday, the team at Wilsons Abel Tasman team will show your clients the best of the spectacular Abel Tasman Coast Track.
Cape Farewell Horse Treks
Cape Farewell Horse Treks will show your clients some of the most stunning and beautiful countryside in New Zealand. Their day treks range from 1.5 hours to 3 hours and have been classed as the most scenic horse treks in New Zealand by Fodor's Guide. Cape Farewell Horse Treks have excellent well-mannered and willing horses, clean and safe tack, and professional guides all trained in first aid.
Deep Cove Charters
Experience a unique overnight cruise on tranquil Doubtful Sound, in Fiordland National Park. The fiord is rich in flora and fauna, New Zealand Fur Seals and Fiordland Crested Penguins can be seen on many of the small islets at the entrance of the fiord. At 421 metres deep, Doubtful is the deepest of the fiords and is long and winding with three distinct 'arms' and several outstanding waterfalls in the area from Deep Cove to the open ocean, a distance of around 40.4 kilometres. Deep Cove Charters have accommodation for 12 passengers, in six private cabins.