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Go Travel New Zealand

Spring 2019

Full of genuine experience New Zealand travel stories. Regionalized and easy to reference. Learn about this amazing country before you arrive. An insiders view on all you need to know. A Journey through the most beautiful country on earth. The culture and excitement will have you spellbound. New Zealand, Land of the Long White Cloud.

New Zealand
Waterford Press Limited
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$5.62(Incl. tax)
$18.41(Incl. tax)
4 Issues


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ventouro life in motion

You would think that 20 years sitting on the saddle, competing at the very top of your sport would earn you a well-deserved rest. Not so for Tim Gudsell, a Double Olympian and one of the very few New Zealanders ever to reach the Pro Tour of professional cycling. It’s that incredible focus and passion that Tim now brings to Ventouro, a business he set up to enable New Zealanders and tourists to experience the complete and utter joy that is biking in New Zealand, whether on-road or off-road. Bike Rides at Your Pace “What amazing riding, great food and wine, while the Ventouro team looked after our every need, with a seemingly effortless day-to-day routine”- Mark Rabkin, San Francisco Tim understands that all cycling enthusiasts want different things from their holidays. There are…

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setting the benchmark

New Zealand’s benchmark-setting hospitality business, Nourish Group, is renowned for its portfolio of quality restaurants throughout the country, three of which reside in Wellington. In their own way Crab Shack’s frivolity, Shed 5’s refinement and Pravda’s elegance remind Wellingtonians, and show tourists, what makes the city’s gastronomy so good. Located on Queens Wharf, Crab Shack’s revolving door entrance is a gateway to a fun time. Its coastal décor of lighthouse lamps and sailors’ ropes suggests the familiarity of an American seafood diner and when juxtaposed next to its harbour-side setting, the maritime feel is even more evident. The waitstaff were helpful but not overbearing, knowledgeable about the menu and accommodating (considering seafood’s divisiveness), but most importantly they served with smiles. The calamari’s tender texture was encased in a nicely seasoned fried coating,…

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go travel new zealand

Publisher James Lynch Go Travel Manager Adam Shirra P: +64 (0)3 983 5588 adam.shirra@gotravelnewzealand.com North Island Manager Alasdair Thomson P: +64 (0)3 983 5530 alasdair.thomson@gotravelnewzealand.com Editor Eimear Mc Keever P: +64 (0) 3 983 5510 content@waterfordpress.co.nz Content Coordinator Patti Brown P:+64 (0)3 983 5567 patti@waterfordpress.co.nz Administration Helen Bourne Jill Holland accounts@waterfordpress.co.nz +64 (0) 3 983 5500 Art & Design Connor Gosnell Sophie McCleary Cover Image: Jay French Contents Image: Spooners Tunnel…

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black label experience

Majestic mountains, powerful glaciers, secluded bays, nature reserves, alpine paradises, thousands of kilometers of rugged coastline, and lakes so blue that no filters are needed. There simply is no way to explore New Zealand's South Island and not be astounded by its spectacular landscapes, culture, and sensational culinary diversity. Discover renowned hiking trails, unique wildlife, bohemian towns, historic sites, and gourmet cuisine. Unwind at award-winning wellness retreats under starry skies, go whale-watching, or sample the finest selection of local wines at one of the many premium bodegas. Officially named Te Waipounamu, which means water and greenstone in Māori, the South Island spoils you with gorgeous vistas and endless variation. No matter what you are looking for, you will find it here. We welcome you to explore New Zealand's South Island's Luxury highlights and uncover…

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great rides on the new zealand cycle trail

Spread throughout New Zealand, the Cycle Trail’s 22 Great Rides are as diverse as they are beautiful, revealing iconic landscapes such as the Southern Alps and volcanic Tongariro National Park while passing through native forest, wild river valleys and pretty farmland, and following the coastline from peaceful beaches to rugged cliffs. Known in Māori as Nga Haerenga – The Journeys – many follow routes forged by explorers, gold miners, railway builders and other pioneering travellers. They venture deep into the country’s special places, passing remarkable natural landmarks and heritage sites brought to life with captivating storyboards. See alpine gardens, ancient rainforest, and bird-filled wetlands. Ride across historic viaducts and pass through hand-dug railway tunnels. Visit early settler homesteads and mountainside huts. Bike around the wineries, or take a tour of art deco…

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get going on a bike tour

Need help getting out on a Great Ride? New Zealand’s cycle tour companies can crank you into action! New Zealand’s 22 Great Rides are incredibly well supported by tour and transport companies, all willing and able to get you out on the trails no matter where, when and how you want to ride. It’s much easier to sit back and enjoy the ride when you’re not the one responsible for planning, packing lists, and on-the-spot logistics! The easiest way to find a tour operator on the New Zealand Cycle Trail is to check out the Partner Directory on www.nzcycletrailcom (where you can also find accommodation and other service providers). Official partners can also be found on individual trail websites. Located on or near the trails, these tour operators offer everything from bike hire and…