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New Zealand Travel by Air New Zealand from Above - Scenic flight opportunities abound
New Zealand’s diverse landscapes offer an ever unfolding natural backdrop for flight-seeing and aerial adventures so it’s no wonder that aviation tourism is a popular activity all over the country.
   New Zealand by air makes for spectacular sightseeing. Vast coastal expanses, high mountain peaks, deep fresh-water lakes, braided rivers, dramatic fiords and colourful volcanic landforms are some of the scenic highlights of the land - celebrated as the home of Middle-earth - that are best revealed from above.
   Most regions have multiple aviation adventures and activities - from flight-seeing and helicopter landings on an active volcano or a grand tour of the highest peaks in the Southern Alps, to champagne picnics in wilderness locations, West Coast glaciers heli-hikes or heli-ski excursions into remote snowy expanses.
   Many luxury lodges, wilderness retreats and city hotels have helipads offering easy access, transfers to and from, and the-skies-the-limit activity options - including weddings in majestic natural locations ... [continued]
Visitors seeing stars in Queenstown
Queenstown’s reputation as a holiday resort for the stars is rising to new heights with the launch of a mountain-top star gazing experience.
   From a vantage point high on Bob’s Peak above the Queenstown Skyline, star gazers can now take an evening tour of the secrets of the southern hemisphere night sky with the aid of an expert guide and two telescopes.
   The magnificent location, long winter nights and clear night skies ... [continued]
New Zealand Events & Festivals
New Zealand is a happening place and you can guarantee there's a noteworthy event being held somewhere throughout the country every week of the year.
   The annual New Zealand events calendar sports a long list of diverse international, national and regional New Zealand events & festivals to entice visitors keen to sample the country's best offerings from the table to the stage
   Kiwis love to get out and about and are great supporters of any event, particularly if it's for a good cause or charity. They're also ... [continued]
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World Travel Award for
Eagles Nest, Bay of Islands

Eagles Nest GM Callum Farnell accepts World Travel Award

    New Zealand’s exclusive Eagles Nest retreat has won world acclaim and top honours as the World’s Leading Boutique Villa Resort at the 2013 World Travel Awards in Doha, Qatar (30.11.2013).
    The luxurious multi-award-winning private retreat, styled as "somewhere between seven stars and heaven", is located within 27 hectares (75 acres) of lush estate near the historic seaside village of Russell, in the Bay of Islands.
    Eagles Nest is a favourite with Hollywood celebrities and high-end business clientele. The Wall Street Journal is among the many publications that have heralded WTA as "the Oscar’s of the travel industry".
    Eagles Nest GM Callum Farnell, who accepted the award in Doha, said it was "a true honour to be named World’s Leading Boutique Villa Resort amongst a superb list of properties worldwide."
    "This was one of the most exciting nights in my career. It was truly a humbling experience. I felt so proud of everyone who has contributed and those who are working in the creation of our dream, that is Eagles Nest," he said.
    The award was proof that Eagles Nest's hospitality team ... [continued]