• May 2010

Flying Kiwi News - May 2010

Flying Kiwi celebrates another record season!

As the summer winds down and the team dust off their skis and boards it's a great chance to reflect on a cracking season at Flying Kiwi HQ.

This year we saw passenger numbers increase substantially, with many trips filling early. So, if your planning a trip for 2010-11 our tip is get in quick!!.

Far from resting though, we have prizes, prizes, prizes and a couple of great specials running for all "have been" and "wannabe" Flying Kiwi-ers.

So sit back, click, scroll and enjoy.... 

Flying Kiwi photo competition

This season we have had some fantasticentries for our celebrated photo competition. Deadline for entries is 31st May so get in quick if you want to be in with the chance of winning a fantastic underwater camera + $200 cash. There are heaps of other great prizes to be one so get sending.

Great savings on next seasons trips

If you're planning on joining one of our great trips next season then now is the time to DO IT! Book and pay for any trip before 30th May and we will honour this seasons prices.

This great saving will mean more spending money in your pocket to cover once in a lifetime experiences such as dolphin swimming, glacier hiking or flying an aerobatic plane. For more information visit our website specials page.


Environmental award for Flying Kiwi

New Zealand's most recognised tourist body, Qualmark, implemented the Enviro Awards last year and have since become the world's first, fully integrated environmental and qualityaccreditation programme for tourism.

As part of Flying Kiwi's ongoing commitment to responsible tourism the team have been working hard on a variety of initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of the trips and processes around them.

This outstanding work was recently recognised by Qualmark with the award of a silver environmental tourism award. Flying Kiwi is the first of the "backpacker tour buses" to receive such an award and it is another great recognition of their status as the country's leading adventure tour company.


Go wild in the Pacific Islands

The Pacific Islands are a popular stop off for many heading to or from New Zealand. They provide the chance to enjoy a bounty of adventure, culture and cuisine in a little piece of paradise.

Samoa, now one of the most talked about pacific destinationsbecause of its stunning natural beauty and wonderful hospitality is the perfect place to combine relaxation with adventure. There are a range of inspiring cultural and adventure activities to enjoy including breath-taking hikes, bike rides, fire dancing, wonderful craft such as Tapa cloth and traditional weaving or take a dip in the clear turquoise waters.

After a days adventure try some of the gorgeous local cuisine including smoked octopus, crayfish, fresh deep sea fish on the BBQ combined with colourful salads washed down with a perfectly chilled local beer.

The following links are sites of interest when planning a trip to Samoa or other pacific islands:

Wildside travel - an excellent operator offering a variety of cycle, hike ad adventure trips in Samoa and Tonga

Samoan Tourism Board - Samoan travel and tourist site

Tongan Tourism Board - Tongan travel and tourist site