Accommodation / Hawke's Bay

Cobden Garden Bed and Breakfastlink

Rayma Jenkins
+64 6 834 2090
+64 27 695 1240
Free Independent Travelers
Bed and Breakfast
3
5

Cobden Garden is the perfect B&B retreat in Napier. Offering a warm welcome and generous hospitality in an elegant colonial villa. Traditionally decorated but with modern facilities to provide for your every comfort.
Located on Bluff Hill with extensive views, Cobden Garden is a 12-minute walk or 3-minute drive from the heart of Napier City.
Guests can relax in the tranquil garden and enjoy the song of the many birds who make this established garden their home.
There are three spacious, thoughtfully furnished bedrooms with king size or twin single beds and modern en-suite bathrooms.
Guests enjoy sumptuous breakfasts using fresh local produce and a pre-dinner social hour with local wine.

Activities and Attractions / The Coromandel

Coromandel Adventureslink

Sarni Hart
+64 21 813 722
+64 21 813 722
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Coromandel Adventures are Destination Specialists and The Coromandel's leading tour company, offering a comprehensive and unique range of quality tours, walks and packages throughout The Coromandel and Central North Island. Our central location in the charming, historic Coromandel Town provides the best opportunity for your clients to encounter the rich diversity the region has to offer.
Our full range of full day and half day tours can be selected individually to suit the specific needs of your clients, or combined into one of our multi-day or custom packages. We work in conjunction with the Fullers360 ferry to provide a range of day trip and package options ex Auckland to all major scenic attractions.

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Tolaga Bay Wharflink

Sam Cameron
+64 6 867 2000
+64 27 726 2266
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

A Category One Heritage NZ Site and one of the top 100 historic sites to visit in the country, Tolaga Bay Wharf is believed to be the longest wharf of its type in the Southern Hemisphere, standing where Captain Cook sailed to meet the Te Aitanga a Hauiti tribe when the Endeavour first reached New Zealand.

Today the wharf is world-famous and reaches out into the blue Pacific for 660 metres, itself dwarfed by the massive cliffs of the nearby headland. It’s a rite of passage to walk the length of this historic pier. Camping ground at the wharf site and a safe, sandy beach for swimming, surfing and walking, and is an excellent place to catch a fish.

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East Cape Lighthouselink

Sam Cameron
+64 6 867 2000
+64 27 726 2266
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Stand at the edge of the earth at the East Cape Lighthouse, a highlight of the State Highway 35 pilgrimage, as the most easterly point in New Zealand. The lighthouse was originally constructed in 1900 on nearby East Island but in 1922 the was relocated to the main land. It was manned by three lighthouse keepers, then became fully automated in 1985, and is now controlled from Maritime New Zealand headquarters in Wellington.
Accessed by 800 odd 'easy' steps it's a steep climb but really worth it once you get to the top for the spectacular views, and is stunning place to see the first light of the new day.

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Eastwoodhill Arboretumlink

Sam Cameron
+64 6 867 2000
+64 27 726 2266
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Eastwoodhill is an arboretum of national and international importance. It holds the most comprehensive collection of woody plants in New Zealand and the largest collection of Northern Hemisphere trees south of the equator, including 170 species currently on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (I.U.C.N.) world endangered list.
The arboretum displays over 4000 different taxa of trees, shrubs and climbers, gathered by the late Douglas Cook, the founder, and since augmented by the Eastwoodhill Trust Board.
Located 35 kilometres from Tairāwhiti Gisborne this unique forest and garden is set among 135 hectares of hills, valleys and ponds with a network of easy walking tracks.

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Rere Falls & Rere Rockslidelink

Sam Cameron
+64 6 867 2000
+64 27 726 2266
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Rere Falls is where the Wharekopae River transforms from a slow moving body of water to an incredible cascade more than 20 metres wide and 10 metres tall. Located 45 minutes from Tairāwhiti Gisborne, the falls is a perfect swimming and picnic spot or just sit and experience the natural beauty of this place.

Down the road natural forces have conspired to create an epic and truly unique experience in the Tairāwhiti Gisborne countryside at Rere that attracts thousands of local and visiting thrill-seekers each summer. The Rere Rock Slide is 60 metres of sheer exhilaration as the waters of the Wharekopae River race down a giant slab of moss-covered sandstone into a naturally-formed freshwater pool.

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Tairāwhiti Gisborne Surfinglink

Sam Cameron
+64 6 867 2000
+64 27 726 2266
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Tairāwhiti Gisborne has some of the most consistent surf in New Zealand. A strong swell passes our coast, moving from south-west to north-east, and there’s a steady sea breeze, creating many different types of breaks for new and expert surfers.

Popular surf breaks include Roberts Road/Waikanae, Gizzy Pipe/Midway, Sponge Bay,The Island, Wainui Beach, Pines/Okitu, and Makorori Beach.

Accommodation / Ruapehu

Chateau Tongariro Hotellink

Hotel
115

The Chateau Tongariro Hotel was constructed in 1929 and provides visitors with timeless elegance, exceptional service and outstanding accommodation and facilities.

Sitting gracefully inside the dual world heritage Tongariro National Park, the hotel is surrounded by some of New Zealand’s best alpine treks and the sacred peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro. Visitors can hike the world renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing, or in winter hit the slopes at the Whakapapa and Turoa ski areas.

Some guests however may be tempted to spend their time at the hotel enjoying exceptional cuisine, lounge billiards, the plunge pool, sauna and the beauty therapy spa.

Accommodation / Taupo

Wairakei Resort Taupolink

Hotel
187

Wairakei Resort Taupo offers excellent service, tranquil accommodation and exceptional leisure facilities set amid the forested slopes of the Wairakei Thermal Valley.
The original resort was first constructed in the late 19th century when travellers were drawn to the region by the same therapeutic hot springs and dramatic scenery that continue to bring visitors here today.
Wairakei Resort now provides guests with comfortable hotel rooms and villa accommodation, exquisite dining options, a well-stocked fitness centre, a 9-hole golf course, tennis on floodlit courts, two geothermally heated swimming pools and six outdoor hot tubs, all just minutes from Taupo’s city centre.

Activities and Attractions / Ruapehu

Taumarunui Canoe Hire & Jet Tourslink

Karen Hawkless
+64 7 895 7483
+64 27 226 6348
Groups and Free Independent Travelers
German, English

AS WHANGANUI RIVER CANOE & JETBOAT OPERATORS we provide canoe/kayak/bike hire and exhilarating Jet Boat Tours. Take a trip through the many rapids and lush native bush with some of the best scenic landscaping in the World, all found on the right here on the incredible Whanganui River.
We offer:
- Freedom camping before and after your journey
- Transport to and from the river
- BARISTA coffee at the comprehensive safety briefing
- FREE WIFI
- OLD TOWN branded canoes
- Up to date modern equipment
- Amazingly friendly staff who are willing to help with whatever you need
- Baking and juice on pick up for multi-day trips
- Family owned and operated