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Hidden Lake Hotel – Waikato

Blending modernity with heritage architecture, Hidden Lake Hotel & Apartments is set to open in January 2020. Located in the picturesque town of Cambridge NZ, the contemporary 4.5 star boutique property will include a gourmet restaurant and bar, day spa and 33 rooms and apartments with superior appointments and technical luxuries. Once open Hidden Lake will be the closest hotel to ‘must-do’ attraction Hobbiton Movie Set.

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Sky Waka gondola – an experience like no other in a place a little less ordinary!

2019 sees the opening of the Sky Waka gondola on Mt Ruapehu in the Tongariro National Park. The fifty Sky Waka gondola cabins will feature floor to ceiling glass for breath-taking views, audio and lighting and individual leather seats offering business-class luxury to passengers befitting of the UNESCO Dual World Heritage national park. Each cabin accommodates 10 passengers with more than 2m of internal clearance within the cabins. The Sky Waka will run from Whakapapa Ski Area base at the top of the Bruce Road directly to the award-winning Knoll Ridge Chalet, which is the highest eatery in New Zealand at 2020m.

The Red Barn – Waikato

Taste Waikato Experience
A historic venue on a 500 acre dairy farm with spectacular views overlooking rural pastures, the Red Barn offers groups pasture-to-plate style dining by appointment. From delicious morning and afternoon teas to gourmet lunches, guests can savour local fare and kiwi hospitality at its finest. Red Barn are introducing their Taste Waikato degustation this coming season which showcases the best of Waikato’s artisanal food presented over five courses. The chefs will share stories of the fresh, locally sourced ingredients and guests will leave with an unforgettable experience and a real taste for the flavour of Waikato.

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The Henley Hotel

The Henley Hotel in Cambridge is the newest addition to the Brook Serene collection of boutique hotels. With five impeccably designed suites and nine hand crafted bedrooms. This property also features an indoor pool and day spa.

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Doubletree by Hilton Napier – Hawke’s Bay

The Doubletree by Hilton Napier due to open in the 4th quarter this year

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  • 100% Pure NZ Experience Awards for three Rotorua Operators – Three operators from Rotorua have secured Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards. Rotorua Canopy Tours, Kaitiaki Adventures and Redwoods Treewalk all received their awards on the first of May. These awards recognise operators who exemplify exceptional visitor experience. The criteria was to show excellence in visitor hosting and a commitment to Tiaki (Care for people, place and culture in New Zealand).
  • Volcanic Air’s new Thermal Explorer Tour -Take off from Lake Rotorua and explore the volcanic zone. On the flight clients will fly over Mount Taranaki, Waimangu, Wai-O-Tapu and land on the Waikato River to explore Orakei Korako Geothermal Park. For more information, click Here!
  • OGO Buys Zorb – now rolling as one The Zorb journey has come full circle with the inventor buying back the company launched 25 years ago, amalgamating the OGO business to offer the world’s premier ball rolling park. The owner explains that the addition of Zorb to OGO “will allow the business to reinvest further in the infrastructure of the OGO site, enhance the customer experience and cement the site as the premier ball-rolling park in the world.”

The Ultimate Canopy Tour

In late 2018 Rotorua Canopy Tours released their Ultimate Canopy Tour this tour is higher, longer and more spectacular than the already award winning Original Canopy Tour. This tour takes guests even deeper into the untouched New Zealand forest. Half an hour longer than the original this tour features a 400m zipline, spiral staircase and cliff walk. The amazing kiwi guides at Rotorua Canopy Tours are highly trained to keep guests safe, make them smile, teach them amazing things and create memories that will last a lifetime.