Autumn in New Zealand

17 February 2017

Arrowtown Autumn Festival- 20-25th April 2017

In the quaint historic town of Arrowtown, just 15 minutes drive from Queenstown, five days of festivities over ANZAC weekend provide the perfect entertainment option for those travelling through Queenstown or Wanaka in April.

Arrowtown is in its prime in Autumn. The tree-lined streets and willows overhanging the Arrow River bloom in full gold and burnt orange creating postcard quality scenery – you’ll be eager to send these pictures home! Arrowtown’s many boutique shops and eateries along the main street, as well as the meandering walking trails, are a “must do” when travelling to Queenstown or Wanaka. With the buzz of the Autumn Festival infiltrating the whole village, you definitely don’t want to miss out.

The Festival’s Market Day & Street Parade on Saturday 22nd April are features of the festival and other activities include a gold mining walk, gold panning championships, live concerts, markets and parades. The full schedule can be found here:

Whether you’re a couple travelling through Queenstown or looking to entertain the family for the long weekend, the Festival is a fantastic relaxing and fun five days for everyone. 

Bay of Islands

Come Autumn, things start to cool down in other parts of the country but the Bay of Islands is still lovely and warm. If you want to squeeze in some beach time before winter, our Bay of Islands villas provide the perfect opportunity.

A three hour drive or 35 minute flight north of Auckland, the Bay of Islands encompasses 144 islands between Cape Brett and the Purerua Peninsula and includes the boutique towns of Opua, Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri. A passenger ferry service runs between Paihia and Russell and a vehicle ferry provides a link between Opua and Russell.

From your villa, you’ll have plenty of water based activities at your fingertips including day cruises, yacht charter and sea kayaking. There’s plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities too including penguins, dolphins, marlin, whales, gannets. Or just lounge on the balcony of your gorgeous, private seaside villa and enjoy the views as you soak in this southern paradise.

Hunting in Central Otago

If “the roar” means anything to you then you’ll be waiting for Autumn to roll around with anticipation. When the stags are ready to mate and the roar echoes around the backcountry, Central Otago provides some amazing opportunities for guided hunting.

We have package options for you to combine your villa stay with guided hunting trips led by professional guides with world-class hunting experience. All packages include transportation, refreshments and are tailored to the weather. Whether you want to drive or fly in, go for a half or full day, there’s options for every hunter.

Not only can we book your accommodation and guided hunting experience, we can assist with transfers, restaurant recommendations, or even book that spa appointment to relax the body after a hard fews days of hunting before you go back to the office.

Get in touch to discuss how we can make your hunting trip this Autumn.