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Journeys : Dec2011 Jan2012
New Zealand – a nation of rugged, undulating terrain; pr istine wilderness and snow-capped mountains; a land of wild coastlines, idyllic uninhabited islands, sandy beaches and a strong cultural pride within its hospitable people. Whether travelling by rail, coach or self-drive, the Land of the Long White Cloud never fails to impress! What’s more, it is an easy two and half hour flight from Melbourne or Sydney with an exchange rate to suit any budget. Kirra’s 14-day itinerar y is a food and wine devotee’s dream come true. From Auckland harbour, cruise to nearby Waiheke Island and explore boutique wineries, olive groves and extraordinary cuisine before heading to the Coromandel and Rotorua to discover winding country roads, local Maori food and culture and the healing properties of the Polynesian spas. Further south, explore the ar t deco architecture of Napier before indulging in the smorgasbord of Hawke’s Bay wineries. You can’t miss the bohemian cafe scene of Wellington with its compact central city boutiques and galleries fringing the sparkling harbour; Wellington is the gateway to the top of the South Island and the wonderful Marlborough region, world-renow ned for its Sauv ignon Blanc wines. In the South Island, a 10-day itinerary presents the many faces of a vastly different landscape. From the international gateway of Christchurch, dr ive across the Canterbury Plains and Arthurs Pass to reach the wild West Coast with its rugged ‘ bush meets ocean’ landscape. Heading south, spend time exploring the accessible and spectacular alpine region, whether on a g uided tour, a scenic f light with a glacier landing or for the adventurous, ice-climbing; this is an experience you’ll not forget. Reach Queenstown via the Haast Pass, crossing braided rivers and skirting alpine lakes, get your adrenaline fix in the world’s adventure capital or relax w ith a scenic cruise on stunning Milford Sound. Onward to Dunedin to soak up the history of New Zealand’s ‘Edinburgh of the South’ before making your way back to Christchurch and a f light home. Scenery and spectacle across the Tasman To plan your New Zealand holiday, call us on 1300 368 111 or visit your local branch. 64 December 2011 / January 2012 Isn’t it time You experienced New Zealand? 21 day New Zealand Motorhome Escape Pay for 14 days hire in a 2 berth United Motorhome and receive 7 days hire FREE! Explore your way! 14 Day Food & Wine Trail 14 Day Rail & Self-Drive $1,633 *pp $1,517*pp $679*pp from from from Lic. No. TAS025 * Price based on twin share travel in May 2012. Valid for travel between 01/05/12 - 30/08/12. For new bookings until 31/12/11. Subject to change and availability. For 21 Day Motorhome Escape, quote 2DZVV. For 14 Day Food & Wine Trail, quote 2DZWP. For 14 day Rail & Self-Drive, quote 2DZWN. Packages exclude airfares, taxes, visas and insurance and are not valid in conjunction with any other offers. Kirra Holidays Lic No. TTA 164197. The price shown is for a cash payment - credit card fees of up to 2% will apply. For any additional travel arrangements outside this offer service fees may apply. Please ask at the time of booking. AU0338 Package includes: 13 nights standard accommodation 8 days Budget rental car (CDAR) Waiheke Island Tour Tamaki Village Hangi & Concert, Rotorua Art Deco Tour, Napier Zest Gourmet Walking Tour, Wellington Interislander ferry crossing Marlborough Icons Tour, Blenheim Package includes: 13 nights standard accommodation 8 days Budget rental car (CDAR) Airport & Train Station Transfers The Overlander, Coastal Pacific and TranzAlpine train journeys Interislander ferry crossing Milford Sound Scenic Cruise Taieri Gorge Railway return trip
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