Stewart Island Discovery

A unique opportunity to explore Stewart Island on this 6 night package ex Queenstown.

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS: •Return Airport Transfers Queenstown •1 night pre cruise accommodation Millennium Hotel•TSS Earnslaw cruise & dinner with transfers•Return Coach & ferry transfers Queenstown -Stewart Island•4 night cruise—Stewart Island aboard Milford Wanderer•Private cabin (twin) with shared bathroom facilities•Buffet Breakfast, lunch and dinner onboard cruise. •Complimentary tea & coffee onboard•Tender boat, kayaks, discovery excursions with local guides•1 night post cruise accommodation Millennium Hotel •Gondola & Skyline Restaurant Dinner with transfers.

Discover the Best of NZ

Uniquely, PONANT understands that the concepts of luxury cruising and expedition cruising are not mutually exclusive. Enjoy the on-board luxury service and refined gastronomy that PONANT are known for. You will discover that there is no better way to travel.

Book with confidence with their ‘softened’ booking conditions.

SAVE up to 30%

New to Ponant?! Save AUD$800 off your first voyage

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Luxury Escape

I’m sold with the Central Otago Pinot Noir!

Recharge on the edge of the wilderness of Fiordland National Park and Mt Aspiring National Park. Experience two incredible nights at the award-winning Camp Glenorchy Eco Retreat and Fiordland Lodge.

Set snugly between two soaring mountain ranges, a glacier-topped peak, and at the headwaters of Lake Wakatipu, you will find yourself letting go and relaxing in Glenorchy, at the gateway to Paradise.

Fiordland Lodge is set in one of the most dramatic and beautiful parts of New Zealand. Fiordland has achieved World Heritage status and is renowned as home to the famous Fiords of Milford and Doubtful Sounds.

Cruise close to home

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Wine and the Sounds

Download the above flyer for a 2 night Blenheim, 2 night Sounds package with transfers and wine tour. A beautiful part of the country and excellent wine region. Love.

The Best of New Zealand

9 Night Luxury Cruise from $6,529pp Auckland to Dunedin

21 January 2021

9 Night Luxury Cruise from $6,599pp Dunedin to Auckland

12 January 2021

9 Night Luxury Cruise from $8,589pp Dunedin to Auckland

30 January 2021

Your cruise includes:

Cruise onboard a luxury ship built in 2020, flying the French Flag

Luxurious small ship experience with a maximum of 184 guests

Stylish staterooms decorated by French interior designers, with King-size or twin beds and a private balcony

Superb dining with all inclusive Gastronomic and Grill Restaurant

Open bar including French champagne, wine, berr spirits and your in-room mini bar

Complimentary unlimited onboard WiFi

Complimentary laundry service

Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner

Evening entertainment and events

Room service 24 hours (special selection)

Hermes bath products

Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ships equipment

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5 day Glaciers and Lakes


•    5 days car hire with Thrifty Rental Cars (Toyota Corolla Hatch or similar)

•    1 nights’ accommodation at Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

•    2 nights’ accommodation at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef

•    1 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Lake Brunner

•    Daily Breakfast

•    Fox Glacier Helihike

4 night package from $1189pp share twin

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Alps to Ocean Package

3 night package from $729pp twin share


Transfers between Cycle Journeys depot and accommodation on arrival

Bike hire for 3 days – your choice of bike style, helmet and rear rack bags(E bikes are available at an additional cost)

Shuttle to the start of the Alps 2 Ocean trail

Luggage transfers each day

3 nights’ Standard accommodation when on Alps to Ocean trail

1 Dinner, 1 Breakfast and 1 Packed Lunch when on Alps to Ocean trail

Trip itinerary, directions and trail map info for Alps to Ocean trail

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Exclusively for women….

Got an urge to see the world, but no one to do it with?

Intrepid provide a ready-made, all-female group and an expert female local leader to help you make the most of your adventure. Plus, you can choose to share a room with a new friend or have your own for a small extra cost.

As a solo female traveling the world, it’s important that you feel safe and comfortable. When you travel with Intrepid, you can rest assured that your safety is their biggest priority – and having the security of a built-in group of new friends and expert local leader means you can relax and enjoy yourself.

Intrepid groups are small enough to feel like you’re exploring a destination independently but big enough to create a good social vibe.  Their average group size is about 10 women, which they’ve found is a great number to let you connect with the locals you meet, without feeling like you’re just a face in a crowd.


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River and Ocean Cruising Information Session

Come and learn about some of the amazing destinations you can explore with Scenic Cruises and Tours

Wednesday 27 February 2019


At the office of Searle Travel Ltd, 291 Gloucester Street, Taradale

TEL 06 845 9023

Seats limited – RSVP by 20 February