Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19

FOX GLACIER – FLYING FOX: HELI HIKE Departures & Duration: 4 hours from Fox Glacier, Daily (except 25 Dec) This Heli Hike on the West Coast’s largest glacier accesses a part of the glacier where its forces work hardest, creating spectacular ice caves and arches. Take in views of the majestic upper icefall and Victoria falls, and explore this mighty river of ice that travels 12kms from the Southern Alps. FRANZ JOSEF - HELI HIKE Departures & Duration: 3 hours from Franz Josef, Daily (except 01 Dec-31 Mar) Fly from our base and land more than 800m above sea level on the 12km long Franz Josef glacier. For 2 hours equipped with glacier boots and crampons with your guides leading the way, you’ll see first-hand crevasses and other stunning glacial features. Touch the ice, breathe in the fresh air. Prices from £285 per person FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER VALLEY WALK & GLACIER HOT POOLS Departures & Duration: 3 hours, Daily Join your Franz Josef Glacier Guides for a relaxed valley hike. No ice time, this journey on foot to the glacier is the perfect opportunity to hear the stories of early Maori and the role of the glacier in shaping this remarkable landscape. Follow this with a revitalising visit to the Glacier Hot Pools in the centre of the village. Prices from: Adult £47, Child £39

West Coast & The Glaciers Truly unlike any other part of New Zealand, the West Coast is a rugged and remote region sandwiched between the peaks of the Southern Alps and the amazing power of the restless Tasman Sea. The gigantic ice sheets of the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers are some of the most accessible in the world, and the drive along the coast is simply breathtaking.

Prices from: Adult £290, Child £275

PUNAKAIKI RESORT, PUNAKAIKI 3+ H The hotel enjoys an attractive beachfront setting with spectacular views of the wild beaches of the West Coast and the Paparoa National Park rainforests. The modern and spacious rooms all have either a view over the Tasman Sea or are tucked away in the native bush. This is just the place to base yourself for discovering the region. In the vicinity there are lovely riverside walks, horse treks and kayaking. It’s just a short walk to the famous Pancake Rocks, where years of weathering have created unusual layered stacks of limestone, and the dramatic Blowholes, best seen at high tide as the surf surges in and sends vast spumes of seawater into the air. HOTEL FACILITIES ••• restaurant • bar • sundeck/terrace • free wi-fi Internet ROOM FACILITIES ••• 51 Resort Rooms & 12 Eco Suites • satellite TV • free wi-fi Internet • tea & coffee making facilities • room service

BEACHFRONT HOTEL HOKITIKA 3 H Beachfront Hotel Hokitika is an ideal base from which to explore the West Coast, uniquely located on the shores of Tasman Sea and in the centre of town. From luxury, modern and stylishly furnished Ocean View wing rooms that offers dramatic views of Tasman Sea, to comfortable and elegant Driftwood Rooms, all just steps from the beach. The Ocean View Restaurant is elevated above the beach, allowing you to enjoy top-quality dining whilst watching the waves break the shore. HOTEL FACILITIES ••• restaurant • bar • room service • free wi-fi Internet • laundry service • free parking • secure bike storage • free shuttle from and to Airport ROOM FACILITIES ••• 1 penthouse (with free Netflix viewing), 28 Ocean View rooms, 2 Ocean View double rooms & 34 Driftwood rooms • mini-bar • tea & coffee making facilities • LCD flat-screen TV • in-room safe in ocean view rooms • courtyard or balcony in ocean view wing

Pricesareroomonly,perpersonpernight twinshare Standard room from

Pricesareroomonly,perpersonpernight twinshare Driftwood superior room from

£55

£53 £81

Eco-suite from

£73

Oceanview room from

224

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