• Dec 08

Flying Kiwi Tour news - Dec 08

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

We would like to wish a fantastic Christmas and superb 2009 to all our subscribers, past travellers, future travellers and agents.

Our buses are preparing themselves for some unique and festive Christmas celebrations - nothing quite matches an adventure bus decorated with tinsel, baubles and reindeer hats!

We are looking forward to an exciting year in 2009 with new activities, new hikes and new campsites on their way.

Eat too much, be very merry and happy holidays from the Flying Kiwi team.

20% off for groups of 2 or more

To celebrate our 20th birthday we felt a fantastic give was appropriate for all our fantastic clients. We are now offering 20% off the tour total for all groups of 2 or more with departures leaving after 1st February.

This offer applies to all tours and is applied to any groups of 2 or more who book the same trip for the same departure date.

Discover amazing: Rotorua

Rotorua is a must see on any trip to New Zealand - an excellent insight into Maori culture and a fantastic natural spectacle.

Geysers, bubbling mud pools and Maori hospitality are some ofthe many experiences you will encounter in Rotorua. It is the oldest and best-known resort in the country, where generations of visitors have enjoyed its waters, marveledat its fascinating
geothermal activity and experienced the region's unique Maori culture.

From the moment you arrive in Rotorua you'll know you're somewhere quite different. There is a pervasive smell of sulphur, and at nearby geothermal hotspots there are spouting geysers, acrid-smelling mud pools bubbling and belching, and warm geothermal pools and ponds that create a kaleidoscope of colour. If nature doesn't provide enough excitement, then you can top-up with some man-made extreme adventure options. After a hard day's sightseeing or strenuous activity a dip in a thermal spa is totally relaxing.

Most of our North island and 2 island trips take in a fantastic visit to Rotorua and the chance to enjoy the Zorb, polynesianpools, view the geysers at Wai-O-Tapu and a couple of great cycle options. For more information on these activities contact us or check the activity section of our website.

New Zealand voted World leader in responsible tourism!!

We are very pleased to see that New Zealand was recentlyrecognised as a World leader in responsible tourism.

Announced recently in London, New Zealand won the ‘Overall Winner' and ‘Best Destination' categories in the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards.

The Awards recognise destinations and organisations that are making a positive contribution to local cultures, economies and the environment through tourism.

New Zealand was nominated for the first time this year, alongside 1900 other nominees from around the world. The judges said: “New Zealand is our overall winner for proving that it is possible to developa national strategy [New Zealand Tourism Strategy 2015] which uses tourism to help make better places to live.

Classic travel comedies

We know you all love to travel so here are a few superb travel ads to lighten your day!!

Click here for the Wallace and Grommit christmas alternative

Click here for some yuletide classics