December 2017

Read on for the latest product updates, including a new heritage steam train product in Marlborough, hotel updates and unique accommodation in Christchurch.

QT Hotel Wellington


QT Museum Wellington undergoes refurbishment

Level four (hotel side) will be undergoing a refurbishment from now until July 2018. Meeting rooms will be updated and more harbour rooms are being built. There will be scaffolding around the hotel but no views will be impeded. Hippopotamus (their restaurant) will be closed Monday 8 January to Thursday 8 February 2018. Breakfast will be served from the Tamburini Room on the ground level of the hotel during this period.


Marlborough Flyer – new product

The Marlborough Flyer is a heritage steam train that journeys between Picton and Blenheim. Use the train as a form of transport between the two locations or book one of their tours, themed around wine, chocolate and planes.

Escape to Marlborough – Hop on Hop off

Escape to Marlborough has launched a daily Hop on Hop off tour. “Hop on” and explore Marlborough’s sights, “hop off” at any stop, then hop back on to go to the next destination.



PurePods continue to expand with their latest offering set to open in Pohue an hour’s drive from Christchurch on Banks Peninsula. This unique style of accommodation is perfect for your FIT clients, with self-catered and fully catered options available.


The Rees Hotel Queenstown crowned Best New Zealand Ski Hotel 2017

The Qualmark rated 5-star gold hotel received this prestigious accolade for the second year in a row at the World Ski Awards, held in Austria.

The Rees offers spacious and sophisticated luxury accommodation options perfect for families, couples and groups with one, two and three-bedroom apartments and sixty hotel rooms, all with private balconies boasting stunning lake and mountain views. Five brand new luxurious, three-bedroom Rees Residences have been newly opened on the lakefront.

QT Queenstown

The highly anticipated QT Queenstown opened its doors on December 1. 

Over The Top introduces a twin-engine helicopter to its fleet

Over The Top is the only Queenstown operator to offer twin-engine helicopter services out of the resort town. The nine-passenger seat helicopter is perfect for groups and families to travel together to explore New Zealand’s beautiful scenery.

Queenstown Expeditions launch new 4WD premium product through Central Otago and Glenorchy

These two half day tours include multilingual themed headsets, live driver commentary, glass roof for optimal viewing, WIFI, sheep shearing, exploration of a historic town and refreshments. Each tour can be done independently or combined for a full day experience.

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