Established in 1988. Amisfield Estate is beneath the dramatic, glacially sculptured Pisa mountain range in Central Otago. The wines reflect the company's grape growing and winemaking philosophy: underlining faithful expression of site, minimal winemaking intervention and ultimate fruit purity. With full organic management practices.
Gibbston Valley Winery
Experience wine tasting in New Zealand's largest wine cave. They offer daily wine cave and tasting tours where you can visit Home Block, the region's oldest vineyard, do a tasting in our wine cave and catch a glimpse of our winemakers in action. For a more exclusive experience, upgrade to one of our private tour options.
Chard Farm Winery
Chard Farm is located on a spectacular terrace above the Kawarau River Gorge. Founded in 1987 at the entrance to the Gibbston Valley, the site was originally settled by the Chard family in the 1860 and market gardening provided food for the miners in the district. The winery was built in 1993 and has the capacity to process the fruit from all our Central Otago vineyard sites. Specializing in premium Pinot Noir production with other varieties being Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewürztraminer.
Craggy Range Winery
Craggy Range is a family owned winery established in 1998. It is situated in the shadow of the spectacular Te Mata Peak in the premium wine growing area of Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. The winery produces a portfolio of quality wines including the iconic Prestige, Family and Appellation collections, as well as Limited Editions all reflecting the place and the people. The grapes, grown in exceptional winery-owned New Zealand estate vineyards in Hawke’s Bay, Martinborough and Marlborough are selected for their special soils and unique climates producing wines with of character and complexity. The Cellar Door, located at Giants Winery in Havelock North, is a breath-taking setting in which to taste a selection of Craggy Range wines. Our experienced staff will take you through a tasting of the latest release wines and talk you through our great estates and winemaking philosophy.
Clearview Estate Winery, owner Tim Turvey Hawke's Bay
Established by Tim Turvey and Helma van den Berg in 1988, Clearview Estate Winery continues as a family owned and operated business. Clearview Estate produces iconic wines with pedigree, estate grown and hand crafted since 1989. Situated in Te Awanga, on the coastline of Hawke's Bay, the Estate enjoys a unique microclimate, an extended growing season and refreshing sea breezes. An unwavering focus on quality produces wines of great fruit intensity, with a strong commitment to sustainability in all aspects of the business.
Milford Sound sits within Fiordland National Park in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island. The park is part of Te Wahipounamu, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Milford Sound is the jewel of Fiordland National Park – a hidden secret waiting to be discovered. Despite its name, Milford Sound is actually a fiord, not a sound. It’s known for towering Mitre Peak, plus rainforests and waterfalls like Stirling and Bowen falls, which plummet down its sheer sides. The fiord is home to fur seal colonies, penguins and dolphins. Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory offers views of rare black coral and other marine life. Boat tours are a popular way to explore.It is also the only fiord in New Zealand that is accessible by road. However, its remote location, bounded by steep cliffs and dense rainforest, means its special features remain unspoiled. Rain or shine, Milford Sound continues to captivate even the most experienced traveler with its beautiful surroundings, ink-dark waters, gushing waterfalls and captivating views.
Aboard the TSS Earnslaw, watch the stokers fuel the fire boxes, feel the heat from the boilers and hear the steam engines working as "the Lady" takes you across beautiful Lake Wakatipu. As you relax on board enjoy a delicious meal or snack from the Promenade Cafe or a drink from the bar. There's plenty of time to explore and you can even join in a sing-a-long around the piano. Or for a fast-paced thrilling boat ride, the world-famous Queenstown jet boat ride, Shotover Jet is the ultimate in water sports excitement, and has been thrilling millions of people since hitting the crystal clear waters of New Zealand in 1965. So hold on tight and take a spin in the iconic Big Red. Marvel as the jaw-dropping scenery passes you by while you power your way through the narrow Shotover River Canyons.
Fork & Brewer
Premium beer and quality food are literally made for each other, so we created the Fork & Brewer as an ideal venue to showcase both. With forty beer taps, a top-flight kitchen crew, friendly staff and a brewery on the premises, our mission is to take Wellington’s already awesome beer culture to an entire other level.
Factory Organic, ethically sourced and traded, bean to bar chocolate of the highest quality. Their chocolate story starts with meeting the farmers and bringing the best single-origin beans into the factory from across the globe where they roast, crack, winnow, conch and temper – using artisan methods reaching back to the 18th century – producing batches of strong, luscious organic chocolate. Legendary New Zealand artists add their own dash of inspiration, infusing our wrappers with original designs. Every bar has a story to tell. Ignite your taste buds with the real thing!
Weta Workshop - Peter Jackson’s magical world of movies and special effects
Weta Workshop is a special effects and prop company based in Miramar, New Zealand, producing effects for television and film. Founded in 1987 by Richard Taylor and Tania Rodger as RT Effects, Weta Workshop has produced creatures and makeup effects for the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess and effects for films such as Meet the Feebles and Heavenly Creatures. A digital division, Weta Digital, was formed in 1993. Weta Workshop's output came to worldwide prominence with director Peter Jackson's film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, producing sets, costumes, armour, weapons, creatures and miniatures. The company name comes from the weta, "New Zealand's coolest little monster, a bizarre and prickly prehistoric cricket.”
Gannet Safari Tour
World’s largest land based gannet colonies, Cape Kidnappers is the largest, most accessible mainland nesting area of gannets in the world. The 25,000 gannets are members of the booby family with distinctive black eye markings & pale gold crown. Visitors to the colony will see adults & young nesting in serred rows. In the air birds swoop & dive as they bring back fish. On the ground the pairs will preen & perform the dance of the Gannet recognition ritual.
Cape Kidnappers Kiwi Discovery Walk
An experience like no other and exclusive to guests of Cape Kidnappers, this is your chance to see the rare, endangered kiwi in its own, natural habitat. Venture into the pine forests surrounding the lodge with an experienced guide as they carry out essential monitoring of kiwi chicks. Assist your guide as they check the kiwi’s radio transmitters, weigh and measure the birds to monitor their wellbeing. Proceeds from this experience go to the Cape Kidnappers’ Sanctuary to ensure the continuation of their work preserving our native species. Limited to just two groups a day of no more than six guests, this is something many New Zealanders themselves will never have the chance to experience.
Cape Kidnappers - Quad Biking - ATV
Visit even the most remote parts of this stunning coastal property when you chase the thrill with a Quad Bike Experience. Your scenic journey across this 6,000-acre farm will begin with a ride through the Pine forest and livestock-filled paddocks before stopping at the waterfall for a short break. As you continue on, take in the breath-taking panoramic views of the Cavalli Islands and Pacific Ocean before travelling the untouched coastline towards the private Waiaua Bay.
Taupo Geothermal Region
Includes various geothermal areas, such as Hell’s Gate, Craters of the Moon, Whakarewarewa and Waimangu. You will visit Huka Falls and the Wai O Tapu Geothermal Field. You’ll hear the Huka Falls well before you see the them – it’s the sound of nearly a quarter of a million litres of water per second erupting from a natural gorge and thundering 11m into the Waikato River below. This incredible spectacle is the most-visited natural attraction in New Zealand – it’s hard to tear your gaze away from the endless, mesmerizing torrent.
Wai O Tapu Geothermal Field
The Wai-O-Tapu thermal wonderland is located near Rotorua. This geothermal playground features a number of exhilarating mudpools, geysers and sulphur pools. View the stunning Champagne Pool (main image), or marvel at the force of the Lady Knox Geyser.
Hangi food was traditionally wrapped in flax leaves (similar to the Samoan “Umu”), but a modern Hangi is more likely to substitute foliage with cloth sacks, aluminium foil and wire baskets. Hangi packs are also popular – the food is put into individual foil takeaway containers and covered with cardboard lids before being cooked. The baskets are placed on hot stones at the bottom of the hole. The food is covered with wet cloth and a mound of earth that traps the heat from the stones around the food. The Hangi food is left in the ground for about three to four hours, depending on the quantity being cooked.
Cocktail party at Dunalistair House
Located on the northern shore of Lake Taupo near the quaint village of Kinloch, Dunalistair House offers a luxurious and large holiday home with spacious entertaining areas, and four finely appointed ensuite bedrooms. Indulge the senses with fine dining, excellent wines and of course a beautiful view over Lake Taupo. A wonderful evening awaits you here at our Kinloch restaurant.
Guided Tour to Rotorua Te Puia
Te Puia features 60 hectares of geothermal wonder just five minutes from Rotorua central city. The world famous Pohutu Geyser and the New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute are located here.
Maori Cultural Center of NZ
This center provides an interesting look into the Maoris that inhabited these island before the arrival of Europeans.
Private Tour of the Ohinimutu Region
Ohinemutu became the main centre for the Rotorua region in the early 1870s. Visitors, including royalty, arrived at this bustling settlement before going on to visit the Pink and White terraces at Lake Tarawera, and to experience the healing waters of Rotorua, Marae and meeting house, St Faith’s Church
Fly fishing in the Tongairo River
Tane Mahuta - Giant Kauri Tree in the Waipoua Forest
Tane Mahuta is a giant kauri tree in the Waipoua Forest of Northland Region, New Zealand. Its age is unknown but is estimated to be between 1,250 and 2,500 years. It is the largest kauri known to stand today. It is named for the Maori god of forests and of birds
Surf Casting at Kauri Cliffs
Join our local guide at one of the beaches on the property and test your skill at hooking a snapper or kahawai (similar to a blue fish). Bring your catch back to the lodge and our chef will prepare it for your dinner. This is fresh fish at its best! A big part of this fishing experience is taking in the serenity and beauty of these spectacular surroundings, and legend has it, a cold beer helps the fish to bite.
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