Calling all Air enthusiasts

Special Event – 1 Set Departure, Small Group Tour – Max 20 Passengers

Come and experience a truly, unique piece of New Zealand’s aviation history as you tour the South Island, aboard a Douglas DC-3. This aircraft flew as part of the National Airways Corporation (NAC) from 1947-1978 when it formed the country’s regional domestic airline. The aircraft has returned to National Airways Corporation (NAC) colours in recognition of its long and extensive history with domestic flights in New Zealand. The DC-3 is a dream way to travel, with wide doors and aisles, large ‘skyliner’ windows, comfortable seating, and great in-flight service options available. We bring to you the ultimate opportunity to join us for a 9 day, very special experience, touring through the South Island aboard this this classic aircraft.

Christmas with Viking

A reminder that if you are looking to cruise with Viking in 2021/2022, you are competing for cabin space with rehomed 2020 bookings! Don’t hesitate if you are planning!

Checkout Viking Explorer Society news – Travel inspiration aplenty (click the link below) with the most beautiful images (the closest thing we can get right now) plus an authentic gingerbread house recipe – tis the season! Christmas sale now on and their RISK FREE GUARANTEE valid til end of this month.

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Chatham’s with Angela

Its right on your NZ doorstep….. a holiday to the Chatham Islands! The Chatham Islands is on many of my clients bucket lists. As some of you know I was brought up on the Chatham Island in the 50’s and 60’s and can share my local knowledge with you. Also known as Rekohu island in the indigenous Moriori language, the Chatham Islands are a short (approx 2 hour) domestic flight away from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch with Air Chathams.
Explore the golden sandy beaches or take an afternoon stroll around the bay accompanied by the local wekas. Stop at the Basalt Columns in Ohira Bay and marvel at their geometric pattern, a spectacular feature of the volcanic landscapes of the Chatham Islands.
The natural beauty and charm of the Chatham islands also provides inspiration for  local artists and their paintings, ceramics and jewellery are showcased by appointment. And forget the fabulous Blue Cod and Crayfish.
Contact angela@searletravel.co.nz to learn more about this remarkable place on our doorstep.

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

Holland America has released their cruise brochure for New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific for 2021-2022.

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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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