Amazing Adventure awaits you in the All-Star’s New Zealand Powder Tour
Just recently we got a benefit to review ski holidays and snowboard holidays in New Zealand. We found the unique travel company to be one of New Zealand’s top tour companies : All-Star Adventures.
Listed below is a look at the Powder Storming New Zealand tour the company offers to skiers and snowboarders:
From August 23 to September 1, 2014, All-Star Adventures will take you to the middle Earth. Having said that, the journey is just not about a magical ring or enjoying a conquest to Mount Doom. This is a trip of a lifetime across world-class ski and snowboard terrain and untracked powder snow!
Even Mr. Frodo Baggins will be jealous of you when he discovers about the experience that is waiting you on the best ski and snowboard trip to the Queenstown – Wanaka region.
Your first stop walks you to the idyllic town of Wanaka. Get settled in your own relaxed accommodation and have a tour around town before settling in for an excellent dinner on one of Wanaka’s famous spots. Wanaka boasts one of the best skiing resorts worldwide.
Treble Cone is known as the perfect and the largest ski field area in the Southern Island of New Zealand. In addition, it has the longest vertical drop at 700 meters. Not for the beginners, it has the highest ratio of black runs in New Zealand. On the flip side, Cardrona (another location on All-Star’s tour), is a preferred place to go for family vacations and beginners due to its groomed slopes. After having a day of fun activities, chill out and savor the freshly baked cookies, homemade ice cream or a beer as you’re watching the hottest movie in the area exclusively in Cinema Paradiso.
The lifestyle in Wanaka is packed with vigor. Prominent bars just like: Shooters Bar, Red Rock and Fitzpatrick’s Irish pub provide you with after-dinner drinks and live amusement.
Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure capital, has one of the most heart stopping adventures you’ll ever experience like: bungee jumping, paragliding, zip lining, skydiving, cat skiing, heli skiing, jet boating and many others.
Visit top class ski resorts like Coronet Peak (the country’s first commercial ski field) and The Remarkables. And if it isn’t good enough, heli skiing that will fly you over the magnificent Southern New Zealand Alps is included in this trip. The powder hound within you will certainly love the experience of skiing down the virgin snow covering the Southern Alps of New Zealand.
The tour will not be complete without coming to the Northern regions where the Lord of the Rings was filmed. Do you wish to go where the famed Hobitton was built? Ever wondered the place that the Gardens of Isengard is located? Did you know that Edoras — Rohan’s main city — was built on Ashton district’s Mount Sunday?
All-Star Adventures New Zealand Powder Tour offers the best package at the most affordable price. Have a look at the bang for the buck provided to you: relaxing accommodations, a group size not more than 10, friendly local guides, ten days of adventure on snow, a 1:6 coach to client ratio, daily ground transport which includes airport pick-up and drop-off, heli serviced terrain and great meals of two breakfasts and two dinners. The tour has also included a complimentary Rainforest Exploration.
So, what are you waiting for? The tour boasts a once-in-a lifetime adventure with wonderful locations, friendly people, great places to check out, flavorful meals and fun events you’ll never find anywhere else.
Cool tidbits about Snowboarding and Skiing Wanaka and Queenstown
New Zealand’s leading ski holidays and snowboard holidays company, All-Star Adventures, offer Powder Storming New Zealand Tour in the picturesque towns of Queenstown and Wanaka. The vacation guarantees an adventure for skiers and snowboarders alike. Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure capital, encourages thrill seekers from around the globe to travel and to enjoy what the town offers. For those who would like to experience an awesome holiday with their families, Wanaka won’t disappoint them. It’s a laid back town at the southern end of Lake Wanaka.
However, before you reserve a flight, do you wish to learn some cool facts about Queenstown and Wanaka? Who is the first US president to visit Queenstown? Why is The Remarkable, well, remarkable? Do you know that the Lord of the Rings was filmed around this region?
The name Wanaka is actually a corruption of the word “Oanaka”, meaning “the place of Anaka”. Anaka is a local chieftain. Pembroke was Wanaka’s original name after a British Colonial Secretary.
William Reese, an early settler and adventurer, initially called Queenstown as “Camp”. Based upon an old story, the place was so lovely that gold prospectors declared it as “a place fit for a Queen”. Some are convinced that the name came from a town found in Ireland.
Colin Basterfield of U . K . was the first individual to bungee jump into the year 2000. He jumped off Nevis Highwire Bungy.
The oldest person to bungee jump was a 94 year old local of Southland, New Zealand. He jumped at the Kawarau Bridge Bungy.
In July 1995 snow fell for 11 consecutive days in Queenstown and lay on the ground for 14 days.
In September 1999, President Clinton was the first US President ever to travel to Queenstown.
At the height of filming the Lord of The Rings, over 500 people a day queued at the casting rooms in Queenstown.
Queenstown, Chile and Argentina are situated in the same latitude — 45 degrees south.
Queenstown’s resident population is only around 18,000. Suprisingly, the size grows to 1.8 million as it welcomes tourists each year .
Besides The Rockies, The Remarkable is the only other mountain range on the planet that runs directly from north to south. Surveyor Alexander Garvie coined the name having looked at the spectacular view of the mountain range at sunset.
The TSS Earnslaw is the only surviving passenger-carrying coal-fired steamship in the Southern Hemisphere.
In 1885 all Queenstown hotels were run by ladies who all were widows.
The Shotover River is known to be the richest gold bearing river of its size on the planet.
In 1947, Sir Henry Wigley established the commercial skiing in Queenstown.
Set up in 1958, Queenstown’s Kawarau Jet was the first commercial jet boat business.
In 1988, Bungy New Zealand’s Kawarau Bridge bungy site became the original commercial bungy operation in the world.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Vertical Limit, Prince Caspian, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and 10,000 BC were shot at Queenstown and the Southern Lakes region.
Wanaka’s population has practically doubled to 5,000 in the last ten years, because of its fast-growing tourism business.
The Warbirds over Wanaka International Show is the largest “war birds” air show in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s a biennial event which showcases a collection of World War II aircraft from around the globe.
Lake Wanaka is New Zealand’s fourth biggest lake. It’s situated 300 meters above sea level with an estimated depth of 300 meters.
Lake Hawea is New Zealand’s 9th largest lake.
Queenstown and Wanaka aren’t just exceptional ski and snowboard getaway. They are also a place rich in history and culture.