Viewing all entries for 'March 2011'
Taranaki’s Number 1 Must Do Experience packages a Heliview Taranaki helicopter flight over Mt Taranaki with a three-course meal at the award-winning Gusto Restaurant overlooking New Plymouth’s Breakwater Bay, all for $229pp.Read the full post
Rotorua’s Daily Post reports that the thermal resort’s international airport may lobby Air New Zealand for direct flights between Rotorua and Queenstown. The paper says the airline won’t be drawn on whether such a service would be viable but tourism leaders say it could be a short-term fix to counter tourist cancellations resulting from the disasters in Christchurch and Japan.Read the full post
Work has begun on $800,000 of extensions to Queenstown Airport’s international arrivals hall and the airport’s baggage claim area, ahead of a more comprehensive extension
that is expected to begin towards the end of this year.
Hundreds of local well wishers turned out the other day in Russell to farewell the historic ferry Bay Belle, which has completed her last Paihia to Russell crossing after more than 50
years of service. During her time in the Bay, the vessel carried 5.3 million passengers and travelled 1.13 million kilometres. The Bay Belle began operations in the Bay of Islands in late 1961 on the famous Cream Trip cruise, but made way in 1973 for a faster more modern vessel, instead operating as the main passenger ferry vessel between the two main Bay of Islands townships, with up to 15 return trips per day. Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands is replacing the Bay Belle with a modern aluminum vessel, the 100-seat Bay Belle II.
Nico Hindmarsh snapped shut his helmet visor and gripped the steering wheel of the bright orange trolley. He set his gaze down the steep slope of Nelson's Collingwood St, and didn't move.Read the full post
Queenstown Top 10 Holiday Park “Creeksyde” owners Erna and Tonnie Spijkerbosch have opened the Oast House, an ablution block they believe has the potential to become the
southern equivalent of Kawakawa’s famous Hundertwasser toilets.
A group of more than 60 Chinese Southern Airlines and Chinese government officials, travel wholesalers and media are coming to Queenstown next month as part of the inauguration
of direct flights by the airline from Guangzhou to Auckland from 08APR. They are being hosted by Queenstown and Auckland airports and Destination Queenstown and their itinerary includes tours to Milford Sound, local vineyards and a dinner at Millbrook Resort.