Vibrant Summer Festival for Queenstown Lakes District

Summerdaze Festival Join thousands of locals and visitors for the Summerdaze Festival held in the Queenstown Lakes region this summer. Summerdaze, celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2014, is a month-long fun-filled programme featuring over 40 events staged across the district. There are events for every age group – featuring music, sports, dance, arts, crafts, cinema […]

World’s largest inflatable water slide – Tekapo Springs

Tekapo Springs today (August 30 2013) announced it is bringing the world’s largest inflatable water slide to New Zealand, making it the first location outside the USA to have the attraction. The multi-award winning South Island tourism attraction will unveil its brand new Trippo Slide on November 1 2013 in time for the busy summer […]

Cruise the Marquesas

Tahiti’s freighter cruise line is inviting New Zealanders to spend 2014 like the explorers and artists of yesteryear on a cruise adventure to French Polynesia’s Marquesas Islands. Final resting place of the French artist Paul Gauguin, the Marquesas are 1500km north of the main island of Tahiti. The mixed passenger and cargo vessel Aranui 3 […]

Qantas – new A330, B717 interiors

Qantas has previewed the new interiors that will feature on its Airbus A330 fleet from late 2014, including Marc Newson-designed Business Suites for international and domestic customers. All 30 of Qantas’ A330s will be upgraded with Business Suites in a 1-2-1 layout with fully flat beds and direct aisle access from every seat. Ten A330-300s […]

Submarine for Laucala

Fiji’s Laucala Island Resort is to get a submarine for guest use. The resort’s owner, Red Bull co-owner Dietrich Mateschitz, has purchased a two-person DeepFlight Super Falcon submersible. Due in September, it will be available for guest use from 1 November 2013 for US$1700 per two-hour voyage. A private island refuge in the South Pacific, […]

Daffodils at Otahuna

On Sunday, 8 September 2013, Otahuna Lodge at Tai Tapu outside Christchurch will again open its garden gates to visitors in an effort to raise money for The Cancer Society. Parliamentarian Sir Heaton Rhodes and his wife Jessie established Daffodil Day in 1928 at their impressive homestead. These days, its gardens cover more than 12 hectares, […]

Escape to Europe

Do you want to see Europe … perhaps Paris from the top of the Eiffel tower, sail the Greek Islands and have an Italian feast in Tuscany? Incorporating a tour into your overseas adventure is a great way to take in the highlights, throw a bit of spice into the mix and meet new people […]

The 2013 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix

The 2013 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix will be ready, set, go at Marina Bay Street Circuit in downtown Singapore, this 20th – 22nd September. As the sun sets on this Island city, the action heats up on the streets, with the only night race included within the global Formula 1 circuit. Locals have […]

The Langham Mooncake

Make this year’s Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival celebration even more heartfelt with The Langham Auckland Mooncake. Every year when the moon is at its roundest, friends and family gather to wish their loved ones a long and happy life by presenting them with a mooncake during the Mid-Autumn Festival (September 19-21). For the first time in […]

Peninsula goes Pink

The Peninsula Hotels in Asia and North America are showing their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout October with “Peninsula in Pink” – the groupwide campaign to raise both awareness and funds. The exteriors of the hotels in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing, New York, Chicago and Beverly Hills will be illuminated in pink for the […]