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Marlborough & The Sounds

Marlborough & The Sounds

Destinations, Destinations, Grand Tour, Top of the South Tour

Wine, dine and recline. With the legendary Queen Charlotte walking track, more vineyards than you can shake a vat of grapevine sticks at, and the Marlborough Sounds, a marvelous maze of inlets,…

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Nelson Luxury Yacht Cruise

Nelson Luxury Yacht Cruise

Activities, Activities, Book Ahead Activities, Book Ahead Activities, Grand Tour, Top of the South Tour

It doesn't get much more dreamily desirable than this.....charter a yacht exclusively with Gourmet Sailing, and be surrounded by glorious crystal blue seas and stunning mountain vistas. Overnight accommodation is…

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Te Anau / Milford Sound Activities

Te Anau / Milford Sound Activities

Activities, Book Ahead Activities, Grand Tour

The main reason we overnight in Te Anau is for the Milford Sound cruises just 2 hours away - along one of the best alpine drives in the world. Leave early…

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Grand Mercure, Monaco, Nelson

Grand Mercure, Monaco, Nelson

Accommodation, Accommodation, Grand Tour, Top of the South Tour

A characterful and charming hotel in it's own unique setting, overlooking the quiet tidal estuary at Monaco yet only 5 minutes drive from Nelson CBD.  

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Wanaka Activities

Wanaka Activities

Activities, Grand Tour

There's golf - even the club manager still gets distracted with the views apparently....! There's also a fantastic National Transport & Toy Museum and the eclectic sofa clad Cinema Paradiso.

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Hanmer Springs / Kaikoura Activities

Hanmer Springs / Kaikoura Activities

Activities, Book Ahead Activities, Grand Tour

Whale watching is the thing to do in Kaikoura, and most trips have a pretty high success rate of spotting them.

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Villa Del Largo, Queenstown

Villa del Largo, Queenstown

Accommodation, Grand Tour

Spectacular lake and mountain views from every suite in this peaceful lakeside hotel. Featuring its own pebbled beach and jetty, close to ski fields and vineyards and bordering the Queenstown Trail,…

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Christchurch Activities

Christchurch Activities

Activities, Grand Tour

Plenty of options to take a punt on the river, indulge in some serious shopping, wander museums and art galleries, or chill out (literally in one exhibit!) at the Antarctic…

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Arrowtown Boutique Hotel

Arrowtown Boutique Hotel

Accommodation, Grand Tour

Country atmosphere, city convenience - a perfect balance. Cycling & hiking trails lead directly from this luxury Queenstown bed and breakfast to vineyards, winery restaurants & lakeside Only 15 minutes…

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Millbrook Resort, Arrowtown

Millbrook Resort, Arrowtown

Accommodation, Grand Tour

A luxury resort located on 500 acres of stunning countryside with a golf course....

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Nelson Activities

Nelson Activities

Activities, Activities, Grand Tour, Top of the South Tour

Why not start or finish at Melrose Historic House and Gardens, which occupying a prime position in the Nelson 'Dress Circle' at Brougham St, offers elegant dining and superb high…

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Aoraki / Mount Cook

Aoraki / Mount Cook

Destinations, Grand Tour

An iconic destination on any road trip. New Zealands tallest mountain defines the majestic Southern Alps. Burkes Pass brings us into Lake Tekapo just beforehand, with the almost equally iconic Church…

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Hanmer Springs / Kaikoura

Hanmer Springs / Kaikoura

Destinations, Grand Tour

Two hours apart and both fairly small towns, they both make great use of water & hills and encompass just about my favourate drive in the whole of New Zealand,…

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Hermitage Hotel, Mount Cook

Hermitage Hotel, Mount Cook

Accommodation, Grand Tour

Nestled in the beautiful Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, The Hermitage Hotel is the perfect base, home to a selection of restaurants and bars as well as a range of activities to allow you…

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Te Anau

Te Anau

Destinations, Grand Tour

Another gorgeous lakeside setting, Te Anau is the gateway to the Fiordland National Park. 

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Scenic Hotel, Franz Josef Glacier

Scenic Hotel, Franz Josef Glacier

Accommodation, Grand Tour

Scenic 4 star Hotel Franz Josef Glacier sits at the edge of the Westland World Heritage Park, and is just moments from one of New Zealand’s most spectacular natural attractions,…

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Distinction Hotel, Te Anau

Distinction Hotel, Te Anau

Accommodation, Grand Tour

Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas offers chic, elegant accommodation for the perfect Fiordland getaway. Surrounded by extensive, colourful gardens and overlooking spectacular Lake Te Anau and the Fiordland ranges,…

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Golf, Queenstown

Golf, Queenstown

Activities, Grand Tour

Choose from Millbrook Resort, The Hills, Kelvin Hills and Jacks Point all stunning courses that blend beautifully with the dramatic local scenery.....it's very hard to stay focused on that minuscule…

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Hotel D’Urville, Marlborough

Hotel D’Urville, Marlborough

Accommodation, Accommodation, Grand Tour, Top of the South Tour

Hotel D'Urville offers luxury boutique hotel accommodation in the heart of one of New Zealand's most famous wine regions. 

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Golf, Mapua

Golf, Mapua

Activities, Activities, Grand Tour, Top of the South Tour

Anyone for golf? Ideal for the landlubbers, how about playing on a course with these sorts of views from the greens of Tasman Bay Golf Club...

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Wanaka / Arrowtown

Wanaka / Arrowtown

Destinations, Grand Tour

Sometimes we may overnight around Lake Wanaka, sometimes at the quaint tree lined avenues of Arrowtown, but both reside in the glorious Wakatipu region of central Otago.

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Arrowtown Activities

Arrowtown Activities

Activities, Grand Tour

Meandering is a great one here - plenty of opportunities with boutique shops and historical buildings, (you can even pan for gold), taking in ArtHouse movies at Dorothy Browns Cinema…

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Kaiteriteri & Abel Tasman Activities

Kaiteriteri & Abel Tasman Activities

Activities, Activities, Book Ahead Activities, Grand Tour, Top of the South Tour

Kaiteriteri is the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park which can be accessed by water taxi to enjoy some beautiful beach and bush walks. There's also kayaking, coffee cruises…

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Punakaiki Resort Hotel

Punakaiki Resort Hotel

Accommodation, Grand Tour

Situated on New Zealand's wild West Coast, 30 minutes north of Greymouth and 300m south of the famous Pancakes Rocks and Blowholes, the Resort is surrounded by the Paparoa National…

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Eliza’s Manor Boutique Hotel, Christchurch

Eliza’s Manor Boutique Hotel, Christchurch

Accommodation, Grand Tour

Here you have the benefits of a hotel, together with the personal service of a boutique bed and breakfast. Built in 1861, Eliza's historic B&B was for much of its…

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Hanmer Springs / Kaikoura Activities

Hanmer Springs / Kaikoura Activities

Activities, Christchurch Region, Grand Tour

Small but perfectly formed it makes a lovely stop off. Relax in the natural thermal mineral, sulphur and freshwater pools with beauty treatments and massages on site for some serious…

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Marlborough Activities

Marlborough Activities

Activities, Activities, Grand Tour, Top of the South Tour

Blenheim provides many and varied opportunities for wine tasting tours, (alternative transport provided!), cruises on the Marlborough Sounds, or just visiting gardens and the vicinity as you desire.  

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Aoraki / Mount Cook Activities

Aoraki / Mount Cook Activities

Activities, Grand Tour

All sorts from energetic hikes to scenic flights, or for those who like to look even higher for their inspiration, you're in an International Dark Sky Reserve. The star gazing…

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Radfords On The Lake, Te Anau

Radfords on the Lake, Te Anau

Accommodation, Grand Tour

Relax in one of our fourteen spacious,  warm and luxuriously appointed 5 star motel apartments, super king & king beds in all units, all with views of Lake Te Anau…

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Fox / Franz Josef Glaciers

Fox / Franz Josef Glaciers

Destinations, Grand Tour

It's rare you can get this up close and personal with glaciers anywhere else in the world...but you don't have to don ice boots and crampons to take in their…

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Arrowtown Private Hotel

Arrowtown Private Hotel

Accommodation, Grand Tour

Secluded and romantic, boutique but quirky, The Arrow Private Hotel provides Arrowtown boutique accommodation which is distinctive, stylish and which offers a few pleasant surprises.

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Distinction Fox Glacier Te Weheka Hotel

Distinction Fox Glacier Te Weheka Hotel

Accommodation, Grand Tour

Distinction Fox Glacier Te Weheka Hotel is your ideal luxury hotel accommodation in Fox Glacier village - a charming township in the beautiful alpine West Coast region of New Zealand's…

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Punakaiki

Punakaiki

Destinations, Grand Tour

Rated as one of the top drives in New Zealand to get here, it's a small but dramatic stop off on our way to the Top of The South.

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Chateau Marlborough

Chateau Marlborough

Accommodation, Accommodation, Grand Tour, Top of the South Tour

Chateau Marlborough offers luxury 5 star Blenheim hotel accommodation in the heart of one of New Zealand's most famous wine regions. Rated in the top ten hotels to stay in…

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Nelson Activities

Nelson Activities

Activities, Activities, Grand Tour, Top of the South Tour

The WoW Museum lives up to it's name - an eclectic combination of classic cars and kooky yet captivating wearable art it's not to be missed. Plus Nelson offers excellent…

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Westwood Lodge, Franz Josef Glacier

Westwood Lodge, Franz Josef Glacier

Accommodation, Grand Tour

This is an exceptional part of the world, to be enjoyed more deservingly from the comfort of your outstanding bed and breakfast accommodation at Westwood Lodge, in the heart of…

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Video Tour Christchurch & Canterbury

Video Tour Christchurch & Canterbury

Christchurch Region, Destinations, Grand Tour, Videos!

The largest and most vibrant city in the South Island, its international airport and central location makes a great starting place for our tours. Video tour punting on the river,…

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Queenstown Activities

Queenstown Activities

Activities, Grand Tour

Where do we start? There's the obvious adventure stuff Queenstown is known for where you can throw yourself off things (bungee jumping) or have something else feel like it's going…

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Nelson

Nelson

Destinations, Destinations, Grand Tour, Top of the South Tour

Regularly the sunniest place in New Zealand and voted the 3rd most charming small town in the world by TripAdvisor. Even Gandalf called it a perfect paradise. Once folks find…

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Video Tour Queenstown

Video Tour Queenstown

Destinations, Grand Tour, Videos!

Watch life at one of the worlds favourate playgrounds play out....

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Heritage Hotel, Hanmer Springs

Heritage Hotel, Hanmer Springs

Accommodation, Grand Tour

Well appointed hotel set in delightful surroundings in the heart of Hanmer Springs, within walking distance to all Hanmer has to offer.....including those hot springs, open late into the evening.

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Sofitel Hotel, Queenstown

Sofitel Hotel, Queenstown

Accommodation, Grand Tour

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa offers a refined 5-star experience in the heart of Queenstown - the French art de vivre amidst the pure dramatic grandeur of New Zealand

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Steam Boat Or Train, Queenstown

Steam Boat or Train, Queenstown

Activities, Grand Tour

Sedate, stately and steam powered - the TTS Earnslaw takes you out round the lake and the Kingston Flyer takes you out round the hills. Both have tea on board…

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Gondola & Luge, Queenstown

Gondola & Luge, Queenstown

Activities, Grand Tour

The Gondola has the steepest ascent in the Southern Hemisphere but boy is it worth it for the views. And for those of you who always fancied yourself as James…

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Seafood Cruises, Marlborough

Seafood Cruises, Marlborough

Activities, Activities, Book Ahead Activities, Book Ahead Activities, Grand Tour, Top of the South Tour

Whether you like salmon, fresh pulled from the water and cooked mussels, or just getting out on a luxury boat, the Marlborough Tour Company have something for you, and all…

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Chateau On The Park, Christchurch

Chateau on the Park, Christchurch

Accommodation, Grand Tour

Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel is designed to provide a tranquil, resort-like stay. The 5-acre property – boasting a moat, a vineyard and a…

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Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel

Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel

Accommodation, Grand Tour

Experience the sophistication of Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel, a haven of stylish 5 star accommodation for all seasons. A boutique hotel with a modern romantic style and exclusive service awaits…

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Fox / Franz Josef Glaciers Activities

Fox / Franz Josef Glaciers Activities

Activities, Book Ahead Activities, Grand Tour

The adventurous amongst you can book ice hikes or heli hikes.....or just take scenic flights to take in the views like no other. Whether you've got cold or not, there…

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Video Tour Nelson Tasman

Video Tour Nelson Tasman

Destinations, Destinations, Grand Tour, Top of the South Tour, Videos!

....Video tour what you could be driving round....with no need to start that early!  

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Mapua Activities

Mapua Activities

Activities, Activities, Grand Tour, Top of the South Tour

A small but very delectably formed lunch stop overlooking a picturesque estuary, with boutique eateries and shops. 

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Heritage Hotel, Christchurch

Heritage Hotel, Christchurch

Accommodation, Grand Tour

This iconic hotel has just won the World Luxury Hotel 2016 award in the Historical Hotel category for the Australasia and Oceania region. A night’s stay in this opulent Italian…

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Browns Boutique Hotel, Queenstown

Browns Boutique Hotel, Queenstown

Accommodation, Grand Tour

This charming European styled boutique hotel combines both bed & breakfast with genuine New Zealand hospitality. Superbly situated in a quiet, central Queenstown location just three minutes walk to the…

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Punakaiki Activities

Punakaiki Activities

Activities, Grand Tour

One attraction here is the Pancake Rocks, although it's appeal is somewhat dependent on the interaction of tides and sea surges.  The West Coast Tree Top Walkway 20m above the ground…

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Marlborough Vinters

Marlborough Vinters

Accommodation, Accommodation, Grand Tour, Top of the South Tour

Marlborough Vintners Hotel which offers the highest standard in luxury accommodation in a peaceful and picturesque vineyard setting. This 5 Star Hotel has a well-earned reputation for style and sophistication…

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The Diary, Queenstown

The Diary, Queenstown

Accommodation, Grand Tour

Come and experience our private boutique hotel, where you can come home to relax, unwind and share your wonderful travelling experiences, whilst right in the heart of Queenstown (less than…

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The Rees Hotel, Queenstown

The Rees Hotel, Queenstown

Accommodation, Grand Tour

Showcasing breathtaking panoramic lake and alpine views, The Rees Hotel Queenstown is a sophisticated five star hotel situated right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, just a gentle walk to…

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