Change for Mt HuttSkifield closing date

Posted by Heidi on 31 March 2011

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Hi All !
NZSki has decided to revise the closing date for Mt Hutt.
Revised Closing date is now 16 October 2011 in line with the Remarkables. Coronet Peak will close as scheduled on 2 October 2011 !

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Earthquake 2011 Christchurch

Posted by Heidi on 24 February 2011


Christchurch City and its people have been deeply affected by the Earthquake which struck the City on 22 February at 12:51 pm local time !
They need all the help they can get to get back on their feet !
Please go on our home page where you find a link to the Red Cross NZ website to make a donation - thank you very much
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Christchurch !

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Sunny days in Nelson

Posted by Heidi on 10 February 2011

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Hey Everyone
We've had some fantastic weather in Nelson recently and very hot. Now the temperatures are back to normal - with warm sunny days and cloudless blue skies !
Come and explore the Abel Tasman National Park - book the Seashuttle which will take you by boat from Nelson to Kaiteriteri daily departures 8:15 am / return from Kaiteriteri at 4:30 pm ! Walk and cruise options available too :)

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NZSki prices and products 2011

Posted by Heidi on 19 January 2011

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Hey Everyone !
Received and updated pages for the 2011 NZSki products and prices ! Check out our NZSki pages for all your requirements. And don't forget - kids 10 and under ski free at the Remarkables and 6 and under ski free at Coronet Peak.
See you in the snow !

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Nelson Departure to Abel Tasman National Park

Posted by Heidi on 17 December 2010

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Staying in Nelson ? Why not take the boat from there to the Abel Tasman ?

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Nelson - Abel Tasman ferry service starts next month

Posted by Heidi on 17 November 2010

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NEW Nelson to Kaiteriteri ferry Service will begin before Christmas !
After just 25 weeks of construction, Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle's new innovative $1.2 million vessel "The Crusader", is nearing completion. The 150-seater catamaran will ferry people from Nelson at the Top of the South Island to Kaiteriteri at the beginning of the Abel Tasman National Park and back once a day and for the rest of the day will be the flagship of the Kaiteriteri to Totaranui and return run during the rest of the day!
Only in operation during the height of the tourist season.
The new boat gives the opportunity for visitors to have a choice of either coach or boat to the Abel Tasman National Park
Building the boat has been a seven day affair since it started. During the time of being built only one weekend has been taken off.

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Campervan Special Deals

Posted by Heidi on 9 November 2010

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STOP PRESS - Hot Campervan and Motorhome Special Deals for your New Zealand Travel

Check out our latest addition to our Special Campervan and Motorhome deals for your New Zealand Travel.
For example you receive an extra special $500 discount for a campervan or Motorhome booking if you pick the vehicle up in Christchurch - must drop off at by 01 December 2010. This Special is available for all United or Alpha Campervans or Motorhomes right now ! All requests are strictly subject to availability at time of booking. With United we still have the Early Bird Special Deals available - 20% discount on rates if you travel by 15 December or 10% Early bird Discount with travel completed by 30 April next year !
And if you are keen to travel with a 2 Berth Mercedes Sprinter Automatic Motorhome - you will receive a FREE upgrade to this vehicle when you book a United 2 Berth Motorhome ST !

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New Zealand is THE Place to Stay !

Posted by Heidi on 29 October 2010

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New Zealand is THE PLACE TO STAY !
New Zealand won a prestigious travel award from Lonely Planet, the world's most famous guidebook - in the inaugural Lonely Planet Awards.
Thousands of British travellers voted online in various categories for the awards - which showcase some of the most fantastic places and experiences around the world.
New Zealand topped the category "I'd happily stay forever in...."
Tourism NZ CEO said that the win proved that NZ would always remain a popular choice with holiday makers - New Zealand is a great holiday destination for international visitors.

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Aratere Interislander Ship - Extension confirmed

Posted by Heidi on 16 October 2010

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Exciting News - Aratere Interislander Ship Extension Confirmed

Aratere will be sailing away to Singapore in March 2011 for a major extension project. The ship will be cut in two and a fabricated section will be inserted then she will be put back together. This will see Aratere lengthened by over 30 metres !
During the project a new more streamlined bow section will be added improving carbon footprint while smoothing the journey across the Cook Strait (between the South and North Island of New Zealand).
The elongated bow will add a further 4.3 m - taking the Aratere's length on return to a Kaitaki sized 183m !

A few facts:
Passenger Capacity will increase from 360 to 600
30% more freight & vehicle space
Aratere Plus Premium this space !

The Aratere Ship is scheduled to return to New Zealand at the end of August 2011 - in time for the Rugby World Cup demand !

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Campervans for RWC 2011

Posted by Heidi on 30 September 2010

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Campervans and Motorhomes Available for RWC 2011

Date of published article: 17 September 2010 – Source Tourism New Zealand News

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