PRE- and POST-CONFERENCE TOURS
Auckland, New Zealand
Travel Classics International 2014
Queenstown and Wanaka -
Luxury Amongst Alpine Scenery
Sunday 27 April - Wednesday 30 April
||The resort towns of Queenstown and Wanaka share dramatic lakeside positions, enviable
outdoor lifestyles and a vibrant food and wine culture. Surrounded by mountains and deep alpine
lakes, the region is widely regarded as one of the most scenic areas in New Zealand and is an
inspiring place of tranquility and beauty, where luxurious experiences await for the discerning
Set against the backdrop of the Remarkables Mountain range, your experience begins as soon
as you disembark the plane at Queenstown airport from your one hour 45 minute flight from
Auckland. Whether you have an appetite for adventure and the mountains or are more at home
tracking down a delicious meal and fine wine, this four season resort town provides the perfect
mix of action and indulgence. Take a guided tour around the region with luxury tour company Black
ZQN, or simply relax and take in the atmosphere of the township before your stay at nearby Azur
Lodge, nestled in the hillside overlooking Lake Wakatipu.
photo: David Wall
photo: Glacier Southern Lakes
photo: Tourism New Zealand
Queenstown's reputation as a world-class golf destination is firmly established with
outstanding golf facilities set in spectacular scenery. Six golf courses, all within a 25 minute
drive, appeal to every level of golfer. Today you will play at Jack's Point, an 18-hole
international course which winds its way through wetland, tussock grasslands, rocky outcrops,
native bush and steep bluffs to the edge of the lake. After lunch you will experience the Over The
Top Extreme Golf Tee, where you will fly by helicopter to a mountain top golf tee to swing your
longest drive ever, with eco balls ensuring the environment remains pristine. For non-golfers,
there will be options to pamper yourself at Millbrook Resort's award winning day spa, or try one
of the many adventure activities on offer.
Make your way to Wanaka in style in a luxurious sports car, traveling from Queenstown to
Wanaka over the spectacular Crown Range - the highest main road in New Zealand. Upon arriving in
Lake Wanaka, you'll fly to Minaret Station for lunch at this luxury tented lodge - set amidst the
Southern Alps and only accessible by helicopter. This afternoon you will be helicoptered to the
shores of Lake Wanaka for your nature encounter with some of New Zealand's flightless Buff Weka on
Mou Waho Island. Tonight you will stay at Whare Kea Lodge set on the shores of Lake Wanaka, where
sundecks and an outdoor jacuzzi overlook the stunning peaks of Mount Aspiring National
Experience the rugged beauty and solitude of the high country, with an exclusive 4WD journey
exploring an historic New Zealand sheep, cattle and deer farm and Maori and European historic
sites. This journey offers a unique insight into Wanaka's rich history, heritage and modern-day
farming life as well as being a photographer's dream trip. End the day with a short scenic
helicopter flight over the mountains with a quick glacier landing before your pilot transports you
back to Queenstown airport ready for your departure back to Auckland.
Tour are offered
complimentary to Travel Classics delegates and include all transport, accommodation, meals and
activities as stated on the itinerary. Delegates may choose either one pre-tour or one post-tour.
Partners of Travel Classics delegates are welcome to join this tour at the special rate of US$1300.
This includes accommodation shared with delegate, transport, meals and activities as outlined
on itinerary. This rate is at-cost.
Tour registration deadline is 15 October, and delegates will be advised of their tour assignments
by 30 October. Please state your first, second and third choice of tour as capacity is limited to
6 pax per tour.
To register for a tour please download the registration form,
fill it in and email to: Yves Gentil, DQMPR, firstname.lastname@example.org