Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19

Taupo, Tongariro & New Plymouth The Great Lake Taupo region, often referred to as ‘Nature’s Ultimate Playground’ is one of the world’s most unique and picturesque areas. Host to the largest freshwater crater lake in Australasia, plus the World Heritage Site of Tongariro National Park, visitors come here for the stunning scenery as well as the huge range of adventure activities on offer. New Plymouth sits on North Island’s West Coast and is known for it’s coastal walkway stretching from Bell Block to Port Taranaki.

MILLENNIUM HOTEL & RESORT MANUELS, TAUPO 4 H Set on the shores of the country’s largest lake, this is one of Taupo luxury hotels with uninterrupted views of the magnificent lake and mountains. Many of Taupo’s famous attractions are just minutes away, including Huka Falls, water and snow skiing, hot mineral pools, golf courses, and lake cruises. The charming is a superb choice for savouring award-winning cuisine as swans gracefully swim by. This Lake Taupo resort has also been artfully decorated to create an air of glamorous elegance, and its heated swimming pool, private grotto plunge pool, sauna, and gym provide guests with leisure options right at the doorstep. HOTEL FACILITIES ••• 2 restaurants • lounge bar • terrace • Internet • gym • pool • tennis • sauna/Jacuzzi ROOM FACILITIES ••• 51 guestrooms • mini-bar • TV • wi-fi Internet • DVD player • air-con • room service • balcony/terrace SPECIAL OFFERS ••• Free nights and added value offers available on selected dates - please call for details.

Pricesareroomonly,perpersonpernight twinshare Standard lakeview queen room from £62 Superior lakeview room from £76

HUKAFALLS JET Departures & Duration: 30 mins, Daily (except 25 Dec) Based 10 minutes north of Taupo, take this thrilling jet boat ride along the Waikato River combining natural beauty with the excitement of 360° spins before reaching the base of the awe-inspiring spectacular Huka Falls. Nothing gets you closer than this fantastic water level view. This 30-minute jet ride promises the most thrilling ride of your life. A real ‘must-do’ when visiting the Waikato region.

RUAPEHU CRATER LAKE Departures & Duration: 9 hours, Daily

Join your guide to commence full day Ruapehu Crater Lake tour. Mt Ruapehu is the largest of the 3 volcanoes and its last eruption was in 2007. Ruapehu’s crater holds about 10 million cubic metres of water with a layer of liquid sulphur lining the bottom. The lake changes colour from an amazing green to pale blue to a solid grey depending on the craters temperature. Mt Ruapehu has 8 small glaciers on its high flanks and they are the only glaciers in the North Island.

Prices from: Adult £77, Child £51

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LAKE TAUPO SCENIC CRUISE Departures & Duration: 1.5 hours, Daily (except 25 Dec) Join Chris Jolly Outdoors at Berth 4, Taupo Boat Harbour to commence your scenic cruise aboard Cruise Cat, the most comfortable launch on the lake. Sit back and enjoy the picturesque northern bays of Lake Taupo and view the Maori Rock Carvings up close. A full commentary is given on the volcanic history and Maori mythology surrounding Lake Taupo and an informative

SUNSET GUIDED WALK Departures & Duration: 2 hours, Daily (except 25 Dec) Meet at the Adrift shop in the National Park. After ensuring you have the right clothing and equipment, you will be transferred to sunset tours amongst the Tongariro Volcanoes. The exact route chosen will match the level of the ability for the group. Either a 1-hour 20-minute return route out to the sunset ridge and back, a 2-hour walk

along the Taranaki Falls track, or up to Meads wall on Mt. Ruapehu. No matter what tour is taken you will stop at the end to enjoy a glass of NZ bubbles whilst watching the sunset. Your guide will talk about the area with his local knowledge of geology, volcanology and New Zealand cultural history.

DVD is shown. Take in the views of spectacular snow-capped mountain peaks of the World Heritage Tongariro National Park. Tour concludes approximately 1.5 hours after commencement, at Taupo Marina.

Prices from: Adult £29, Child £14

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TONGARIRO CROSSING 1 DAY GUIDED WALK Departures & Duration: 9 hours, Daily from Tongariro National Park (except 24-26 Dec) Meet at the Adrift shop in the National Park to prepare then transfer to the start of the crossing to commence a full-day guided tour. This 19km trek, recognised as one of the top ten in the world, is New Zealand’s best one day walk. The track leads up to the saddle between

ART AND LUNCH TOUR, NEW PLYMOUTH Departures & Duration: 2 hours, Daily Visit New Zealand’s most provocative art gallery the acclaimed Govett Brewster Art Gallery/ Len Lye Centre. Home to the collection of pioneering filmmaker and kinetic artist Lye. Meet your guide who will tell you more about the building, its history and construction and take clients for a tour of the current exhibitions and/or the cinema programme. Enjoy a delicious lunch after at Monica’s Eatery adjacent to the Gallery.

Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro and then diverts over Mt Tongariro - not a single volcano, but a complex of craters that have been active at different periods. The landscape on Tongariro is peppered with the different coloured and shaped craters, scoured volcanic rocks, mountain springs, and brightly coloured emerald lakes.

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