Deal of the week: High flyers
Avid skiers will relish the chance to ski the easy to moderate terrain on New Zealand’s longest glacier, the Tasman Glacier. A special winter package includes a ski-plane trip over the Southern Alps and Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park — or pay extra to finish the day with mulled wine at the Plateau Hut. There’s an option for more advanced skiers to add a helicopter run to their adventure.
Group prices start at $2990 (one ski run on Tasman Glacier for up to six people) and individual prices start at $498pp.
Contact: Mount Cook Ski Planes (03) 430 8026 or e-mail
[email protected] or check mtcookskiplanes.com/flights-and-tours/ski-the-tasman
Overnight delight at the Delamore
Delamore Lodge is an exclusive boutique moulded into the hillside at Owhanake Bay on Waiheke Island.
A two-person luxurious overnight getaway package includes a scenic helicopter ride from Auckland and a bottle of bubbly in your suite. The Lodge has a spacious guest lounge, central courtyard, a Jacuzzi, sauna and heated infinity pool. Gourmet breakfast for two is included. This package is available until September 30 with the option for two people to travel in a Jet Turbine helicopter, at $1130pp, or a Robinson R44 helicopter for $995pp. Optional extras include dinner at a vineyard to wine tastings, spa treatments and massages.
Contact: Heletranz, (09) 415 3550 or email in[email protected]. The website booking form is heletranz.co.nz
Picton: Sounds amazing
The fascinating and picturesque Picton Mail Boat journey through the Marlborough
Sounds takes around four hours, a charming way to explore the waterways and
bays. There is an opportunity to go ashore and explore at Ship Cove, made famous by Captain Cook and along the way, you’ll meet the pets who come to receive their regular titbits from the skipper. Departs MondaySaturday at 1.30pm. Use the code MAILBOAT2020 to receive discounted $90 adult tickets when booking. Children’s tickets are $61.
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