June 2014

The temperature has definitely cooled down and several South Island ski fields have already opened for the season with more following suit in the coming weeks. So tell your clients to pack woolley hats, gloves and boots, and send them on an exciting winter holiday to New Zealand.

Sunset at Omapere Beach, Hokianga
Check out these new products from our fantastic operators. As always, if there is anything you would like to see in a future product update please contact us.
 

BAY OF ISLANDS

The Beach House (Touch of Spice) – new villa added to collection
The Beach House, an award winning property based in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Built to maximize the stunning views and sunshine, the Beach House is an entertainers delight. The central core to this majestic holiday home is the very large open plan living area that opens on to expansive decks on both sides of the house, meaning that dining can be enjoyed both inside and out. An outdoor log fire is great for creating the perfect ambience and providing warmth as the evening evolves.
 
The Beach House comes with its own mooring for easy access by boat. There are stunning walks that start right outside the back deck, including the world renowned Cape Brett walkway. There is access to two fantastic beaches, both are sheltered bays - great for swimming, fishing and rock hopping.
 
Intercity Group NZ – new product offering
Intercity Group have introduce a new trade ready product for the Bay of Islands called ‘Top of the north five’. Simply book a flexible pass for your clients and let them make the bookings in New Zealand by either phoning or emailing reservations. The product offering is aimed at self-drive and FIT clients and includes a Cape Reinga tour, Hole in the Rock cruise, Hokianga tour, Waitangi and the Kauri Museum.
 

AUCKLAND

Explore Group – new product
Explore Group has announced a new tourism product on Auckland’s harbour with daily departures to the islands of the Hauraki Gulf on its powercat Discovery 5 beginning in July. The new product will provide visitors with transport to Rangitoto, Motutapu and Waiheke, with plans for further stops to be added in future. Offerings will be entirely tourism focussed and include comprehensive options for day return trips as well as for longer stays. Discovery 5 is being brought down from the Bay of Islands and anticipated high demand for the new Auckland offering will see additional vessels deployed in the future.
 
TIME Unlimited Auckland NIGHT TIME Private Tour – new product
TIME Unlimited have recently launched a brand new designer tour unveiling the best of Auckland during the evening or at night. The tour includes 3 hours of hosted sightseeing, and heritage and cultural elements in Auckland after normal business hours. Tour departure times are flexible depending on client requirements.
 

HAMILTON

Clarion Suites Ambassador – new property
Choice Hotels has welcomed a newly built eco-friendly Clarion hotel to its line-up in Hamilton.
Clarion Suites Ambassador features 16 King or twin-bedded self-contained suites, with fully equipped kitchen, washer, dryer and dish drawer. Each suite is linked to the property’s state of the art self-sufficient system which is designed to collect rainwater. LED lighting, double cladding and insulation throughout the property ensures the energy efficiency of Clarion Suites Ambassador is first class.
 
Facilities include a large outdoor pool, hot tub and BBQ area, a covered car park garage, free Wi-Fi, Sky TV and the Fitness Centre. It has a licensed Club Lounge Café and Bar and three meeting and function spaces, including a 20-person Clarion boardroom.
 
Clarion Suites Ambassador is located in the heart of Hamilton City, within short walking distance of Waikato Stadium and 20 minutes from Hamilton Airport. It is owned and operated under the same management as the adjoining Quality Hotel Ambassador.
 

TAUPO

White Water World – new product
Introducing Rafting New Zealand's centrally located Taupo facility, White Water World - the Express Experience! Itineraries that can only manage a "stop over" while in town can now experience the best of the regions activities at the Worlds First "REAL" 4D Adventure Cinema. At White Water World, your clients can go White Water Rafting on the beautiful Tongariro River, enjoy a thrilling Jet Boat ride, Sky Dive from 15,000ft overlooking Lake Taupo and the Central Plateau, and take an exciting Scenic Helicopter Flight over the volcanoes of the Tongariro National Park, all from the comfort of their special effects chair. This experience takes only 20 exciting minutes to complete, making it relevant for even the tightest of schedules.
 
With quality facilities and services, as well as a totally unique activity which allows all to experience the best of Great Lake Taupo, here is an opportunity to turn a rather "standard" stop into something unique and extraordinary.
 

QUEENSTOWN

Jack’s Point Escape (Touch of Spice) – new villa added to collection
Situated alongside the championship golf course Jack’s Point and only a stone’s throw away from The Remarkables ski fields, Jack's Points Escape is the ideal property for sporting or outdoor enthusiasts, anytime of the year. It features a large open plan living, dining and kitchen area - and with large bay windows and skylight, it's the ideal place to sit back and enjoy the majestic 360⁰ alpine views. The property also features a separate, self-contained unit with two bedrooms, bathroom and living/kitchen area above a large two car garage.
 
Charge About Queenstown – new product
Take a leisurely scenic ride with Charge About Queenstown. Our high-end electric-assist mountain bikes will have your clients exploring these breathtaking trails with ease. Our bikes are powered by the Bosch system from Germany, which is the best eBike available for ease of use, reliability and sheer fun! Choose from self-guided or guided tours. Guided tours depart downtown Queenstown Jetty twice daily on a delightful lakeside ride that is within reach of anyone who can ride a bike.