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New Zealand offers a plethora of new and exciting experiences that are sure to captivate travellers. Embrace the thrill at New Zealand’s highest rooftop bar, offering breathtaking vistas or delight in a unique stay at the fresh and innovative PurePod, providing a close-to-nature escape. Enjoy the invigorating night ski parties in Queenstown, combining adventure and festivity or stay in a boot fit for the giants, the offerings are endless.
Here is a list of new offerings that are worth a visit:
1. Pāmu PurePod
The latest in the PurePod collection is Pāmu PurePod in Rotorua. This beautiful predominantly glass house is located in the middle of lush farmland, making it a great spot to catch the sunrise, sunset and epic starry views. It is also a mere 10-minute drive from the city centre. Opened July 2023.
2. Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa
Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa, located lakefront in Rotorua city centre, opened late June and is the largest spa and wellness centre in the Southern Hemisphere. This is a premium, five star experience. Māori owned (Ngati Whakaue), and managed by Belgravia Leisure, Wai Ariki is a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation offering a unique blend of traditional Māori healing practices and modern wellness experiences. Visitors can indulge in the therapeutic mineral-rich hot springs, renowned for their healing properties and soothing effects.
3. Ōmataroa Eco-Tours
In the Ōmataroa forest of the Eastern Bay of Plenty, Ōmataroa Eco-Tours is a recently opened, locally owned and operated Māori Trust enterprise. This Puhikōkō reserve off-grid eco-centre, which offers eco-tours and Kiwi bird encounters, is a must-see for any nature and wildlife enthusiast. Enjoy kai (food) in a lovely natural setting while learning about the many flora and fauna species and their importance to the forest habitat and Māori way of life.
4. Sky Bar at the Sky Tower
Sky Bar at the Sky Tower is New Zealand’s newest and highest rooftop bar, sitting atop one of Auckland’s most iconic landmarks. This is the best new site for magnificent 360° views from sunrise to sunset, located at a teetering 182 meters in the clouds. SUCRÉ by SkyCity is an extravagant venue for an innovative cocktail and beverage experience, accompanied with a delicious patisserie offering from the master pâtissiers. This is where decadence and indulgence meet, inspired by the natural aspects of the Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland landscape.
5. Mangamaire Sunflower Field
Mangamaire Sunflower Field in Manawatū-Wanganui is preparing for another season of stunning blooms beginning in January 2024. Owner Abbe created the stunning sunflower fields as a creative way to slow down passing traffic on her busy route, but it has now blossomed into a hotspot for luxury picnics, elopements, and Instagram-worthy photo stops. Book a luxury lunch in the Secret Sunflower Field close to a babbling stream, replete with an eight-person picnic table and a fire pit to relax around. Guests can bring their own food and drinks, or they can purchase a hamper stocked with local goods or a s’mores kit to cook over the fire.
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