Travel 2 New Zealand Sellers Guide 2018

N E W Z E A L A N D T H E L A N D O F E X P E R I E N C E S

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From the crisp days of spring to the burnt orange beauty of autumn, New Zealand is a year-round traveller’s paradise. A small and remote South Pacific nation, there are few places on Earth as diverse as New Zealand, both in its landscapes and in the possibilities of what to do in them. It’s a destination where everything’s close, yet the sheer diversity of experiences on offer makes travelling across this exceptional wonderland like experiencing several countries all at once. It’s quite feasible to be taking in the view from atop a glacier one day, feeling the unique rush of a whale-watching encounter the next and relaxing on a beautiful beach that stretches for miles somewhere in between. Experiencing nature at its most raw and varied, you’ll understand why the locals call it ‘God’s Own Country’. Consistently in the making, its geology is arguably some of the most fascinating on Earth and its charming towns and vibrant cities offer unique Kiwi Hospitality which nicely wraps the unforgettable gift which is New Zealand. N E W Z E A L A N D T H E L A N D O F E X P E R I E N C E S

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NEW ZEALAND TRULY IS A YEAR-ROUND DESTINATION...

No matter the season, the majority of main attractions are still accessible. The climate ranges from subtropical in the north to temperate in the south. As most of the country lies close to the coast, temperatures are in the main, mild and as a rule of thumb, increase as you travel north.

SPRING SEPT - NOV Average temperature: 16 - 19˚C (61 - 66˚F)

SUMMER DEC- FEB Average temperature: 20 - 25˚C (68 - 77˚F)

AUTUMN MAR - MAY Average temperature: 17 - 21˚C (62 - 70˚F)

WINTER JUN - AUG Average temperature:

12-16˚C (53-61˚F) 17-21˚C (62-70˚F)

NB: Temperatures are all base on daytime averages

January and February are the warmest months and July is the coldest of the year. Spring and Autumn are often regarded as two of the best times of year to travel around the country, particularly for those seeking to beat the crowds and arrive when holiday prices are at their best.

EXPERIENCES THAT BLOOM IN SPRING SPRING: SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER Spring is New Zealand’s ‘waterfall season’ with snowmelt from the mountains feeding the country’s falls which multiply with magnificent effect. It’s the most impressive time of year to take a tour to Hobbiton Film Set; the charming bluebells and Middle earth gardens are in full flower. Explore world-class vineyards in Hawke’s Bay as well as their prestigious Food and Wine festival, FAWC, or explore the great outdoors on one of New Zealand’s Great Walks or Cycle Trails.

EXPERIENCES THAT COME ALIVE IN AUTUMN AUTUMN: MARCH - MAY Autumn has some of the most settled weather of the whole year. It’s the perfect time to try fly fishing, and be awe-struck by incredible marine mammals including dolphins, penguins seals and majestic whales. See the night sky at its best with stargazing spots to rival the best in the world. The colours are incredible during autumn, especially in the South Island. The creative quirkiness of the kiwi culture can be fully appreciated at the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival where delicious local delicacies like huhu grubs and whitebait patties.

DIVERSE LANDSCAPES

You'll find a variety of awesome landscapes in New Zealand, all within easy reach of each other. From spectacular glaciers and picturesque fiords, to rugged mountains, subtropical forest and geothermal areas with bubbling mud pools and geysers, the challenge in New Zealand is trying to find a place that won’t take your breath away! That’s without mention of the miles of coastline complemented bygorgeous sandy beaches and the fact that one third of the country is covered in National Park!

FOOD & WINE

NATURE & WILDLIFE

An abundance of local super ingredients mixed with inspiration from around the world, produces a culinary scene that is diverse and delicious. Paired with its already established reputation for top-notch wines, it makes a mouth-watering destination for discerning foodies. Best of all, it’s easy for visitors to sample regional gourmet treats and tipples at a slew of tempting food and beer festivals - not to mention world-class wineries. Local faves include kina (sea urchin), Sauvingnon Blanc and Pinot Noir.

Underlying New Zealand's physical attractions, is an epic survival story of unique plants and animals. Nature- lovers will be captivated by the unique flora and fauna, creatures, as well as notable migratory species that visit New Zealand each year. From swimming with dolphins and seals in stunning coastal locations to whale watching in Kaikoura not to mention encounters with Kiwi birds and the royal albatross, nature is New Zealand’s natural heritage.

ADVENTURE

M Ā ORI CULTURE

New Zealand is an extraordinary playground, offering a dizzying array of activities and every extreme sport you can think of - most of which can be easily accessed by a city (or even luxury) base. So if adventure presses your clients buttons, New Zealand will be a trip of a lifetime. From Bungy, skydiving, caving, canyoning and jet boating to heliskiing, off-roading, horse riding and water rafting there are adventure activities to suit all levels of confidence.

From evocative place names to rich artistic traditions, M ā ori culture is an integral part of New Zealand life and rewards visitors with unique sites, stories and experiences; from joining in a hangi (M ā ori feast) to catching a cultural performance with traditional M ā ori song, dance and usually a blood-curdling haka (war dance) or for the more daring traveller, ta moko (traditional M ā ori tattooing often applied to the face).

MIDDLE EARTH

WALKING & HIKING

Ever since the first ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movie, New Zealand has been known as the 'Home of Middle‑earth'. The similarities are remarkable, bubbling brooks intersect with gentle waterfalls; snow- capped peaks cast shadows over lush forest valleys, and ancient glaciers – frozen in time – cascade almost to the sea. With more than 150 locations throughout the country used to film The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogy, there are many activities and attractions offer the chance for visitors to see the film locations first-hand.

New Zealand is justifiably famous for its breathtaking hikes, with thousands of kilometres of well-maintained trails across the country, traversing an impressive range of different landscapes and vast wilderness areas. Offering nine, multi-day Great Walks across the North and South Islands, as well as many day hikes and short walks - there are walking and hiking options to suit all abilities.

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CAPE REINGA LIGHTHOUSE

CAPE REINGA

WHALE & DOLPHIN WATCHING

BAY OF ISLANDS

WHANGAREI

COROMANDEL PENINSULA

AUCKLAND

WHITE ISLAND

SURFING

TAURANGA

HAMILTON

N E W Z E A L A N D E X P E R I E N C E S

N O R T H I S L A N D

HOBBITON MOVIE SET

ROTORUA

TAUPO

GISBORNE

SURFING

MT. RUAPEHU

TARANAKI

NAPIER

WHANGANUI

MARTINBOROUGH

NELSON BLENHEIM

WELLINGTON

PUNAKAIKI PANCAKE ROCKS

PUNAKAIKI

GREYMOUTH

KAIKOURA

FRANZ JOSEPH GLACIER

WHALE & DOLPHIN WATCHING

FOX GLACIER

CHRISTCHURCH

LAKE TEKAPO

MT. COOK

MILFORD SOUND

S O U T H I S L A N D

QUEENSTOWN

TE ANAU

MOERAKI BOULDERS

FIORDLAND

DUNEDIN

THE CATLINS

STEWART IS .

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HER E’ S WH AT YOU NE ED TO DO TO BE I N W I T H A CH A NC E OF W I NN I NG T H I S COV E T ED, H I GH VA L UE P R I Z E :

Register for the 100% Pure New Zealand Specialist Programme at traveltrade.newzealand.com which offers some amazing agent benefits.

S I GN U P

Complete 10 online training modules to become a Bronze 100% Pure New Zealand Specialist.

AT TA IN BR ON Z E S TAT U S

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G E T BOO K ING

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W IN A FA M P L A C E!

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WHY BECOME A 100% PURE NEW ZEALAND SPECIALIST? • Improve your knowledge of New Zealand so you can build inspiring itineraries. • Boost your ability to plan and sell New Zealand holidays. • Gain credibility with clients through a certificate and use of the 100% Pure New Zealand Specialist logo. • Enjoy plenty of incentives and benefits.

BENEFITS OF BEING A 100% PURE

NEW ZEALAND SPECIALIST? • Travel seller listing on newzealand.com • Family opportunities. • In-market events and training sessions. • Sales tools and collateral. • Access to the Explore New Zealand Discount Programme. • Merchandise and more!

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WHY YOU SHOULD LIST ON NEWZEALAND.COM • It’s free and easy. • newzealand.com receives over 30 million hits per year. Each one of those visits could be a potential client for you. • It helps increase your visibility with consumers and therefore boosts your sales. • Receive preferential listing on newzealand.com – the higher your status, the higher up the page you appear. YOUR LISTING ON NEWZEALAND.COM When you create an account with the 100% Pure New Zealand Specialist Programme you will be given the option to create a travel agent listing on our consumer website newzealand.com. It’s not automatic, so make sure you opt in during the sign-up process. Adding a photo and logo to your agent listing will improve your chances of receiving referrals so don’t forget to add them to your profile.

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• Return flights with Air New Zealand • 22 day The Long White Cloud Escorted Tour with AAT Kings, including 21 nights’ accommodation, 21 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 13 dinners, services of an experienced Travel Director, touring by air-conditioned motorcoach, selected sightseeing and all transfers. INCLUDES: Experience the natural beauty of New Zealand combined with a touch of luxury on this small group Inspiring Journeys tour of the North and South Islands, which begins with a breath-taking journey through the spectacular Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train. Travel along the unforgettable shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea and explore the alpine playground of Queenstown, breathing in its inspiring scenery. Discover the impossibly steep slopes and waterfalls of Milford Sound on a magical overnight cruise before travelling to the unspoilt Stewart Island, where spotting a Kiwi in the wild is practically guaranteed. Continue on to a 5-star Eco Glowworm experience in the famous Waitomo and keep an eye out for dolphins on a cruise of the Bay of Islands. HIGHLIGHTS

f r o m £9,129 p p * Valid for travel from: 13 Oct 18

* Prices accurate at time of going to print.

INCLUDES:

• Return flights with Air New Zealand • 21 day Tane Mahuta Escorted Tour with Silverfern, including 20 nights’

accommodation, 20 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners, services of an experienced Driver Guide, selected sightseeing and all transfers

HIGHLIGHTS

Join Silver Fern Holidays for a three week Small Group Journey adventure like no other. Experience the breath taking scenery of snow-capped Alps, wander through lush tropical rainforests and relax on wide sandy beaches. Learn how this beautiful land has been shaped by ancient volcanoes and southern seas, by Maori warriors and colonial settlers. Friendly local guides will share their cultural, historical and ecological expertise; vineyard owners and farmers wives will extend a warm welcome to their own homes and experience real New Zealand hospitality on a rural homestay.

f r o m £6 ,499 p p * Valid for travel from: 09 May 18

* Prices accurate at time of going to print.

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SAVE up to £210 per person

• Return flights with Air New Zealand • 20 day campervan hire, pick up Christchurch, drop off Auckland • Interislander Ferry Crossing INCLUDES: This 20 day self drive in a Hi-Top Britz campervan is the ideal solution for those who want to discover New Zealand’s magnificent North and South islands at their own pace. Travelling across New Zealand is like exploring the world in miniature and there are a variety of equally inspiring routes to take. Head south from Christchurch to Dunedin and explore the Southern Scenic Route taking in the Catlins, Invercragill, Te Anau, the gateway to the majestic Fiords and the iconic Milford Sound. Spend a couple of days in Queenstown – New Zealand’s adventure capital before moving on to explore the west coast glaciers and national parks. Meet local artists and savour the local wines in Nelson prior to moving on to Picton for a scenic ferry crossing to Wellington - New Zealand’s compact capital city with its powerful mix of culture, history, nature and cuisine. Discover the magical forests, epic biking trails and explosive geysers in Rotorua and enjoy the fantastic beaches and relaxing hot springs in the Cormandel Peninsula before wrapping up your adventure in Auckland. The sheer diversity on offer is what makes New Zealand an unrivalled traveller’s paradise. HIGHLIGHTS

f r o m £1, 299 p p * Valid for travel from: 13 May – 30 Jun 18

MU S T DO E XP E R I E NC E S :

Taieri Gorge Railway from £67 pp *

Franz Josef Heli Hike from £274 pp *

Dart River Wildernss Jet from £145 pp *

Lake Taupo Scenic Cruise from £32 pp *

White Island Tour from £72 pp *

* Prices accurate at time of going to print.

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Award-winning Air New Zealand has earned a global reputation as one of the world’s most innovative airlines. Air New Zealand are renowned for their uniquely Kiwi service and innovative on-board product. In conjunction with their airline partners, Air New Zealand offer more flight options to New Zealand than any other airline from the UK. Your clients can sit back, relax and experience New Zealand the moment they step onboard with fantastic New Zealand wine, fresh food and warm and friendly service. With products like the Economy Skycouch™ and the luxurious lie-flat Business Premier™ bed, Air New Zealand truly are a better way to fly.

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E CONOMY

Air New Zealand make sure everyone has a super-comfy flight. It all starts with their slim-line seats with sculptured upholstering and flexible headrest. These ergonomic details mean you’ll enjoy a deeper and more restorative sleep. And you’ll have plenty to keep you entertained before you nod off. Each seat has an integrated 9" HD touch screen with hundreds of hours of fun at the tap of a finger. And if you want to power your own devices, you’re welcome to use your individual USB socket or shared in-seat power connection.

E CONOMY BE NE F I T S:

30 – 33" seat pitch

9" touch screen entertainment system Snacks and drinks available on-demand

In seat power and USB connections

E CONOMY S K YCOUCH™

E CONOMY S K YCOUC H™ BE NE F I T S

Imagine a row of Economy seats that can be turned into a couch after take-off. So you and your friend or family member can stretch out. Clever, right? Comfy too. It’s so flexible it can be used as seating, a couch or even a play area. You’ll also get some lovely bedding and pillows. And, of course, you get all the delicious food and great entertainment that comes with a standard Economy fare. Each seat has an integrated 9" HD touch screen with hundreds of hours of fun at the tap of a finger. And if you want to power your own devices, you’re welcome to use your individual USB socket or shared in-seat power connection.

A trio of Economy seats that together create a flexible space to relax, stretch or play 2 position leg rest at each seat – 60 and 90 degrees

Couch length of 5’ 1"

Seat protector, soft polar fleece and pillows

P R E M I UM E CONOMY

P R E M IUM E CONOMY BE NE F I T S: 41-43" seat pitch 9" recline and 19.3" seat width Customised leather seat including a leg rest with extendable foot support 11" touch screen entertainment system Priority check-in, boarding and extra luggage allowance

Make yourself at home in a luxuriously soft and roomy leather armchair, browse the inflight entertainment, catch up on work, or relax and enjoy Air New Zealand’s famous Kiwi cuisine. The luxury leather seats have generous armrests, a leg rest and extendable foot support. Entertainment facilities include an 11" HD capacitive touch screen, premium headphones, in-seat power and USB connection.

BUS I NE S S P R E M I E R™

BUSINESS PREMIER™ BENEFIT S: 6’7.5" lie-flat bed with direct aisle access Thick memory foam mattress, fluffy duvet, and two full sized pillows Ottoman footrest that doubles as a visitor seat 11" touch screen entertainment system Priority check-in and boarding, lounge access and additional luggage allowance Complimentary chauffeur service * for customers within 60 miles from LHR and valet parking service

In Business Premier, you’ll enjoy a super soft leather seat that transforms into a luxurious lie-flat bed, with a memory foam mattress, two full-size pillows and a cosy duvet. There’s also an ottoman footrest that doubles as guest seating. And all lie-flat beds have direct aisle access. Your seat also has an 11" HD touch screen packed full of entertainment, premium headphones, in-seat power and USB connection.

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* For C and D class only

Thanks to Air New Zealand’s airline partners, stopovers en-route to New Zealand include Los Angeles, Vancouver, San Francisco, Houston, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh and Hong Kong. If you’re after the speediest route consider travelling via Singapore, Air New Zealand has teamed up with Singapore Airlines so you can travel from London or Manchester to Singapore, onboard Singapore Airline’s aircraft and you’ll pick up your Air New Zealand flight from there onto New Zealand.

SAVE up to £200 per person

INCLUDES:

• Return Economy flights with Air New Zealand • 15 day New Zealand Getaway Escorted Tour with APT, including 14 nights’ accommodation,

14 breakfasts, 8 dinners, services of an Experienced Tour Director, selected sightseeing and all transfers

HIGHLIGHTS

Beginning in Auckland, this incredible tour includes an awe-inspiring voyage around the wondrous Bay of Islands - a playground for lovers of anything aquatic - known for its stunning beauty and history. Travel to the famous Waitomo Caves to experience a guided tour of the underground limestone caverns, lit by thousands of tiny glow-worms before journeying on to discover the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. Tour cosmopolitan Wellington before sailing the Cook Strait. Take an optional ride on the famous TranzAlpine train through the majestic mountains of the Southern Alps and experience alpine adventure - and a world renowned warm welcome in Queenstown. Cruise on the stunning Milford Sound on a visit to Fiordland National Park and gaze at breathtaking views of Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain before concluding this fabulous trip in Christchurch.

f r o m £ 3 ,959 p p * Valid for travel from: 27 Sep 18

*Prices accurate at time of going to print.

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INCLUDES:

• Return flights with Air New Zealand • 16 day Ultimate Explorer Escorted Tour including 15 nights’ accommodation, 15 breakfasts, 1 picnic lunch, 9 dinners, 3 speciality dinners, services of a Tour Guide and Professional Coach Captain, touring by motorcoach and rail transport, selected sightseeing and all transfers. Explore some of the most breath-taking scenery New Zealand has to offer in ultimate style: behold the brilliant turquoise water of Lake Tekapo, adventure along the mysterious natural beauty of the Waitaki River before a truly unforgettable cruise on the magical Milford Sound, one of New Zealand’s most incredible natural attractions. See the snow-capped mountains of the Southern Alps as you travel north to Fox Glacier. Time is available to experience a scenic flight over the spectacular glaciers before you embark on one of the great train journeys of the world, on the TranzAlpine to the elegant city of Christchurch. Board the interislander Ferry to New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington and immerse yourself in local Maori culture in Rotaru. Keep an eye out for dolphins inthe beautiful Bay of Islands and soak up the thriving multi-cultural hub of Auckland before saying goodbye to incredible New Zealand HIGHLIGHTS

f r o m £5, 299 p p * Valid for travel from: 25 Sep 18

* Prices accurate at time of going to print.

SAVE up to £535 per person including 5 FREE breakfasts

INCLUDES:

• Return flights with Air New Zealand • 12 nights’ accommodation • 5 day tours • 11 days car hire, pick up Auckland – drop off Wellington • Various meals

HIGHLIGHTS

Your clients will be rewarded with an amazing experience every day of their journey through the dramatic landscapes of New Zealand’s North Island. Encourage clients to immerse themselves in captivating Maori heritage with a once in a lifetime cultural experience at Mitai Maori Village, where traditional customs and legends will be revealed to eager visitors. Clients will take in the spectacular Bay of Islands and step back in time, discovering the country’s birthplace at the award-winning Waitangi Treaty Grounds. In vibrant Wellington they’ll take in panoramic views after climbing Mount Victoria and visit Te Papa, where the country’s great treasures and stories are brought to life. The trip concludes with the extraordinary opportunity to follow in Frodo’s footsteps and discover how Middle Earth was created in New Zealand’s stunning landscape.

f r o m £2 , 399 p p * Valid for travel from: 01 May - 14 Jun 18

MU S T DO E XP E R I E NC E S :

Sky Tower Experience from £17 pp *

Elite Adventures Eco Thermal Tour from £94 pp *

Zealandia By Night Guided Tour from £49 pp *

* Prices accurate at time of going to print.

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SAVE up to £100 per person including FREE room upgrade + FREE breakfast

INCLUDES:

• Return flights with Air New Zealand • Return internal flights from Christchurch – Queenstown • Return ferry crossing from Bluff to Stewart Island • 14 nights’ accommodation • 7 day tours • 10 days car hire, pick up Christchurch – drop off Queenstown • Various meals Explore the dramatic landscape of glaciers, lakes, rivers and fiords of New Zealand’s South Island, marvel at the unspoilt views over Akaroa and venture on a whale watching expedition in Kaikoura - where mountains plunge into the sea. Fly to New Zealand’s adventure capital Queenstown and get up close and personal on an authentic, behind the scenes visit to a family-run merino sheep farm at Mt Nicholas High Country Farm. Experience the spray of a waterfall as you cruise close to sheer rock faces on a leisurely Nature Cruise of the magnificent Milford Sound. Experience Foveaux Strait and keep a lookout for wildlife on board a catamaran crossing between Bluff and Stewart Island. Venture by torchlight through the native forest at dusk and witness the Southern brown kiwi searching for food among the grasses and seaweed of Ocean Beach before returning to the picturesque alpine resort town of Queenstown. HIGHLIGHTS

f r o m £2 , 869 p p * Valid for travel from: 12 May - 10 Jun 18

MU S T DO E XP E R I E NC E S :

Tram & Gondola Combo from £30 pp *

Shotover Jet from £81 pp *

Blue Penguin Tour from £23 pp *

* Prices accurate at time of going to print.

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