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Feb 2021 - Looking for a unique trip in your own backyard?


Hi!

I can't believe summer is almost over already! I hope you were able to make the most of the sunny weather and get out and explore our beautiful backyard! 

There hasn't been a lot of forward progress since I last gave you an update on the travel industry. At the moment it's just all fingers and toes crossed that we get a safe Cook Islands or Australia travel bubble up and running soon!

One good piece of news is that Air New Zealand customers who hold an existing domestic or international credit, will now have until 30 June 2022 to make a new booking using their credit, for travel to be completed by 30 June 2023.

BEST OF THE SOUTH TRIP – April 2021
As many of you know we had a wonderful deep south trip this Summer. I could highly recommend visiting Te Anau, Doubtful and Milford Sounds, and Stewart Island.  It was fabulous to explore our country – especially when many overseas travellers come from around the world to visit New Zealand.

So I am very excited to partner with one of my NZ Travel Broker’s Colleagues Elaine, who is escorting the “Best of the South’ trip this April 2021. There are many sightseeing activities included, such as the Albatross Centre, Larnach Castle, Doubtful Sound, and Kiwi spotting. While it covers the places we visited, her trip has extras such as free time on Stewart Island and a highlight - travelling overland from Te Anau to Walter Peak Sheep Station, and arriving into Queenstown in style on the TSS Earnslaw Steamship. 

It takes place 7-15 April 2021 for 9 Days/8 Nights with 11 sightseeing activities included. It also includes breakfast daily, 4 dinners and 1 lunch. Just one more traveller is required to make this trip a guaranteed departure. Great value tour cost from $3695 per person*.

Please see the flyer here.  Contact me today, so you can reserve your place before this tour fills up 

If this trip doesn't take your fancy, I have collected some fantastic unique domestic trips down below! If you are looking for something a bit different then these packages are for you! Whether you are looking for a getaway high in the trees, wanting to cross the country by rail, have an adventure-packed trip in Queenstown, or experience incredible events like the World of Wearable Arts, there are options for everyone. 

As always, if you would like me to tailor-make something for you, just let me know and we can work together to plan a trip that works best for your needs!

Finally, if you are looking for something a bit closer to home to round out the summer, check out the Herald's list below of the ultimate events across the country.
Kind regards,

Brigitte
 

phone: +64 3 688 8486
mob: +64 27 233 3027
travel@memoriesconnection.co.nz
www.memoriesconnection.co.nz

The Latest Travel Specials

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses

 
Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses is a contemporary country lodge. The lodge is located 12 kilometres from Kaikoura and is composed of four lodge suites and five tree houses built in the canopy of a native Manuka grove. All rooms at the lodge feature beautiful, custom designed, hand crafted furniture and European style bathrooms. The tree houses have large spa baths and the lodge suites have Japanese soaking tubs. Relax and take in the breathtaking views of snow capped mountains and surf washed coastline from the privacy of your own room.
 

Travel Dates: 21 January - 30 September 2021
 
*Terms and Conditions Apply, Sale Ends 1 September 2021

Wellington Wearable Arts

 
Journey to Wellington to experience the magic of the World of Wearable Arts show. This captivating theatrical extravaganza is an internationally renowned design competition that attracts entries from over 40 countries. Anything that is wearable art can find a place on the stage, as long as it is original, innovative, and well-executed. Enjoy time out in Wellington before the show, and relax in the seaside city of Napier before returning home. 
 
3 Nights From $1470* per person, twin share
 

Tour Inclusions

  • Door to door home collection & drop off service available from select areas
  • 3 nights accommodation with private en suite. 2 nights at the James Cook Grand Chancellor and 1 night at the Scenic Hotel Te Pania
  • Touring in modern air-conditioned tour coach
  • 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners included
  • Scenic stops along the way
  • Premium Ticket to World of Wearable Arts Awards show

Travel Dates: Thursday 30 September – Sunday 03 October 2021

 
*Terms and Conditions Apply, Sale Ends 2 June 2021

For the Young at Heart

Don’t just visit Queenstown, embrace all that it offers - stunning scenery, a vibrant alpine village atmosphere, food and wine scene, fascinating gold rush history, and adventure aplenty. Queenstown is a launchpad for so many activities - many of which are on our bucket lists. Travel allows us to step outside the boundaries of our everyday routines, in 2021, step out and up — choose from some incredible activities and experiences. 
 
5 Nights From $2349* per person, twin share
  
Tour Inclusions
  • 5-nights accommodation at Copthorne Resort Hotel Queenstown
  • 5x breakfasts, 1x Dinner
  • TSS Earnslaw Cruise & Walter Peak Dinner
  • Milford Sound Scenic Flight & Cruise
  • Return Airport to hotel transfer 
  • Queenstown Activity Collection* - Select one of the activities for each day:
Day 3:  Funyak Safari - Mt Aspiring OR Remarkables Ranges Scenic Flight
Day 4:  ZipTrek Moa 4 Zipline Tour OR Safari of the Scenes (LOTR) -Glenorchy
Day 5:  Bike the Wineries - Half-day OR Shotover Jet Boating Tour
 
*Terms and Conditions Apply, Sale Ends 30 April 2021

New Zealand Railway Adventure

 
Join an amazing railway tour around New Zealand, perfect for all train enthusiasts. Visit small private railways, heritage parks and museums, embark on vintage railcar journeys, and enjoy the spectacular Tranz Alpine scenic train ride through the Southern Alps. 
 
12 Days From $5,990* per person, twin share
 

Tour Inclusions

  • Door to door home collection & drop off service available from select areas
  • 11 nights accommodation with private en suite
  • Christchurch to Auckland flight with Air New Zealand - other ports on request
  • Touring in modern air-conditioned tour coach
  • 11 breakfasts and 9 dinners included
  • Northern Explorer train from Auckland or Hamilton to Wellington
  • Admission to Fell Locomotive Museum
  • Admission to Silver Stream Railway
  • Local train rides in Wellington
  • Interislander sailing from Wellington to Picton
  • Admission to Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
  • Private charter on the Weka Pass Railway
  • Admission to Ferrymead Heritage Park
  • Guided tour of Airforce Museum of New Zealand
  • Tranz Alpine Train from Christchurch to Arthurs Pass
  • Admission to Shantytown Heritage Park
  • Lake cruise on TSS Earnslaw including BBQ at Walter Peak Station
  • Admission to Toitu Otago Settlers Museum
  • Private charter on the Pleasant Point Railway
  • Dinner on board the Christchurch Tram

Travel Dates: Monday 13 September – Friday 24 September 2021
 
*Terms and Conditions Apply, Sale Ends 16 May 2021

Looking For Something To Do Near You?

 

If you don't have a chance to get away right now, there is no need to worry, as there are still plenty of things to do across the country!

From lanterns, to hot air balloons, to culture, or art, there are festivals out there for the whole family!

Of course, thanks to our COVID response, we are also one of the only places in the world with concerts, comedy shows, and sports games taking place with live crowds! Due to the recent changing levels, some events may have been affected, but a majority of them are still taking place as normal!
 

You can always check your local events page to find on what's going on near you, but you can see the Herald's list of the ultimate events across the country for the first half of 2021 here!

If you would like me to see if there are any ticket and/or accommodation packages available for an event you are interested in, let me know!

Hapuku Lodge Terms and Conditions: *Valid for sales to 1 Sep 2021. Valid for travel commenced and completed within the period 20 Jan 2021 to 30 Sep 2021 (unless otherwise specified). Accommodation Surcharges & Closeouts may apply during Trade Fair periods / Special Events. CANCELLATION OR AMENDMENTS: TBC Prices shown are based on per person costs in New Zealand Dollars, for payment by cash, cheque or eftpos only. Capacity limitations apply and may not be available on all services. For split stays please contact your travel consultant.

Young at Heart Terms and Conditions: *Sales until 30 Apr 2021. Package fares are NZD, per person share twin, based on special fares which are subject to change without notice; two people travelling together and sharing accommodation. Inclusions as detailed. Day 3, 4, 5 *Activity Collection subject to availability at time booking, selection must be made at time of booking. Full itinerary details provided with quote. Reservation, payment, cancellation and other conditions apply.

World of Wearable Arts and NZ Railway Adventure Terms and Conditions: *Prices are in New Zealand dollars based on cash or cheque payment only. No reservations are held. Deposit required to proceed with making reservations All pricing is subject to availability of the services specified in the itinerary at time of reservation. Occasionally due to special event surcharges or supplier requirements etc, deposits or full payment will be required – you will be advised of this at the time of booking. Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, availability of services - we retain the right to adjust prices up or down based on services actually confirmed. All touring is subject to favourable weather, road, flying and sea conditions. Cancellation/amendment fees apply. Prices are correct at time of printing, subject to availability, currency fluctuation & may be amended or withdrawn at any time without notice. Amendment and cancellation fees apply. Travel Agent professional service fees may apply. Prices are in New Zealand dollars for payment by cash, cheque and eftpos only. We welcome all major credit cards however a credit card processing fee will apply. Whilst every care is taken to accurately present the information & pricing we reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions. Further terms and conditions apply. Contact us for further details.

General Terms and Conditions: *Prices are correct at time of printing, subject to availability, currency fluctuation & may be amended or withdrawn at any time without notice. Amendment and cancellation fees apply. Travel Agent professional service fees may apply. Prices are in New Zealand dollars for payment by cash, cheque, and eftpos only. We welcome all major credit cards however a credit card processing fee will apply. Whilst every care is taken to accurately present the information & pricing we reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions. Further terms and conditions apply, you can view them on our site here: https://nztravelbrokers.co.nz/terms-conditions/. Contact us for further details.

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