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Conference May 1-4, 2014 in New Zealand
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PRE- and POST-CONFERENCE TOURS
Travel Classics International 2014

Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland or Christchurch -
Self-drive in a Maui Motorhome
Departs May 4 for up to 8 nights.

registration
maui Motorhomes is an experienced and trusted campervan hire brand in New Zealand, delivering great self-drive holidays for over 25 years. maui Motorhomes combine all the comforts of home with the freedom and flexibility to explore New Zealand at your own pace, making it the perfect self-drive option for your New Zealand journey.

An Explore New Zealand Pass will be issued to you for your self-drive journey. Tourism operators listed in Explore New Zealand provide very special discounted offers, ranging from 10% to 100% off attractions, activities and tours, making it easy and inexpensive for you to experience the country's range of story and photo opportunities. Please apply online at HERE.

Tour includes: one night's accommodation at the Sofitel on Sunday 4 May, maui motorhome rental (up to 7 nights), vouchers for holiday parks (up to 7 nights), Explore New Zealand Pass, return flight Auckland - Christchurch or Auckland - Queenstown (if required).

*meals and fuel at own expense.

You will pick up your campervan from either Auckland or Christchurch airport on the morning of Monday 5 May. Auckland campervan rentals will need to be returned to Auckland, Christchurch campervan rentals can be returned to either Christchurch or Queenstown.


 
Suggested itineraries from maui Motorhome's Christchurch and Auckland branches:
campervan by the river
photo: maui Motorhomes
campervan by vineyard
photo: maui Motorhomes
campervan in
mountains
photo: maui Motorhomes

Ex-Auckland

After the Travel Classics conference concludes in Auckland on Sunday, pick up your maui motorhome on Monday and head south. The Pacific Coast Highway offers spectacular views along the east coast of New Zealand's North Island. It links the Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Eastland with Auckland in the north and Hawke's Bay in the south. Highlights include Cathedral Cove on the Coromandel Peninsula and famed Hot Water Beach. Stay overnight at nearby Mercury Bay Estate, the northernmost maui Winery Haven with stunning views over Mercury Bay. East Cape is memorable for the series of small Maori settlements along the main highway; beautifully carved meeting houses. Visit Hawke's Bay; more than 40 vineyards are clustered around the river plains behind Hastings, and most have a café or restaurant. Spend the night at Linden Estate, one of the oldest vineyards in the area and part of the Winery Haven network.

Ex-Christchurch

Fly from Auckland to Christchurch to collect your maui campervan right from the airport. Head south through Mackenzie Country tussock land towards Mount Cook, via the glacier-blue lakes of Pukaki and Tekapo. The highest peak in New Zealand, Mt Cook is the star of the show in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, which offers a variety of walking trails taking in the mountains and glacier lakes. Continue further south to historic Cromwell, New Zealand's fastest growing wine region, known for its fine Pinot Noir. Nearby Bannockburn is home to Carrick Wines, part of maui Winery Haven network. Overlooking the spectacular Bannockburn Inlet and surrounded by the Cairnmuir and Carrick mountain ranges it is a tranquil spot to spend a night. Finish your journey in Queenstown. It's the place to source almost any kind of adventure, while also a destination for luxury experiences - gourmet food and wine, spa treatments and leisurely games of golf.

 

REGISTRATION:

Tour is offered complimentary to Travel Classics delegates and includes motorhome rental,
Holiday Park accommodation, one Explore New Zealand Pass and flights if required. Delegates may choose either one pre-tour or one post-tour.

Partners of Travel Classics delegates are welcome to join on a complimentary basis ex-Auckland. For ex-Christchurch departures, partners will be charged US$300 to cover the return flight from Auckland to Christchurch/Queenstown.

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.


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