Exciting Treats await you in the All-Star’s New Zealand Powder Tour
Just recently we got a way to look at ski holidays and snowboard trips to New Zealand. We found the unique tour operator to be one of New Zealand’s foremost tour companies: All-Star Adventures.
The following is a look at the Powder Storming New Zealand tour the company provides to skiers and snowboarders:
From August 23 to September 1, 2014, All-Star Adventures will take you towards middle Earth. However, the journey is not about a magical ring or enjoying a conquest to Mount Doom. This is a trip of your life across world-class ski and snowboard territory and untracked powder snow!
Even Mr. Frodo Baggins envy you if he finds out about the experience that is waiting you on the greatest ski and snowboard journey to the Queenstown – Wanaka region.
Your first stop brings you towards idyllic town of Wanaka. Get settled inside of your comfy accommodation and have a tour out and about before settling in for a nice evening meal from one of Wanaka’s popular spots. Wanaka is home to the best skiing resorts on the planet.
Treble Cone is the top and the biggest ski field area in the Southern Island of New Zealand. In addition, it has the lengthiest vertical drop at 700 meters. Not for the newbies, it has the highest ratio of black runs in the nation. On the other hand, Cardrona (another location on All-Star’s tour), is known as a preferred place to go for family destinations and beginners due to its groomed slopes. After having a day of exciting activities, relax and savor the home baked cookies, homemade ice cream or a beer while watching the latest movie in town exclusively in Cinema Paradiso.
The ambiance in Wanaka is packed with vigor. Celebrated pubs like: Shooters Bar, Red Rock and Fitzpatrick’s Irish pub provide after-dinner cocktails and live entertainment.
Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure center, has some of the most heart stopping adventures you’ll ever encounter that include: bungee jumping, paragliding, zip lining, skydiving, cat skiing, heli skiing, jet boating and many more.
Visit world class ski resorts like Coronet Peak (the country’s first commercial ski field) and The Remarkables. If it isn’t enough, heli skiing that will fly you over the stunning Southern New Zealand Alps is included in this expedition. 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 seeing the Northern regions where the Lord of the Rings was filmed. Would you like to go where the legendary Hobitton was built? Ever wondered the spot that the Gardens of Isengard is located? Are you aware that Edoras — Rohan’s main city — was built on Ashton district’s Mount Sunday?
All-Star Adventures New Zealand Powder Tour offers the best offer at the most affordable cost. Take a look at the bang for the buck offered to you: relaxed accommodations, a group size a maximum of 10, hospitable local guides, 10 days of adventure on snow, a 1:6 coach to client ratio, daily ground transport as well as airport pick-up and drop-off, heli serviced terrain and superb meals of two breakfasts and two dinners. The tour has also included a complimentary Rainforest Exploration.
So, what are you waiting? The tour promises a once-in-a lifetime adventure with wonderful locations, friendly folks, great places to go to, great tasting food and fun events you’ll never find anywhere else.
Fascinating infos about Snowboarding and Skiing Wanaka and Queenstown
Queenstown and Wanaka, two beautiful towns in the Otago region will be the venue of Powder Storming New Zealand Tour. The Powder Storming New Zealand Tour is run by All-Star Adventures, the top rated provider of ski holidays and snowboard holidays to New Zealand. Skiers and snowboarders should expect an amazing adventure. Known as the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown boasts a variety of fun-filled activities for adrenaline seekers. Wanaka, a laid back town located at the southern end of Lake Wanaka, offers fun-filled events for families.
What does “Wanaka” even means? Who is the first US president to visit Queenstown? What’s remarkable about The Remarkable? Do you realize that some of your favorite flicks were filmed around this region? What are they?
Anaka is a local chieftain in the area and the place — that is presently called Wanaka — came from the term “Oanaka” or “Anaka’s place”. Wanaka’s original name was Pembroke — after a British Colonial Secretary.
William Reese, an early settler and adventurer, initially called Queenstown as “Camp”. Based on an old story, the place was so beautiful that gold prospectors declared it as “a place fit for a Queen”. Some people believe that the name “Queenstown” comes from a town located in Ireland.
The very first person who bungee jump into the year 2000 was Collin Basterfield of United Kingdom. He jumped off Nevis Highwire Bungy.
A 94 year old local of Southland, New Zealand became the oldest person to bungee jump. 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 visit Queenstown.
At the height of filming the Lord of The Rings, over 500 people a day queued at the casting rooms in Queenstown.
Queenstown, Argentina and Chile are situated at the same latitude — 45 degrees south.
Queenstown’s inhabitants are around 18,000 only. However, the number increases more than 100 times annually as it welcomes travelers.
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 after looking 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 operated by ladies who all happened to be widows.
The Shotover River is known to be the richest gold bearing river of its size worldwide.
In 1947, Sir Henry Wigley founded the commercial skiing in Queenstown.
Set up in 1958, Queenstown’s Kawarau Jet was the world’s first commercial jet boat business.
In 1988, Bungy New Zealand’s Kawarau Bridge bungy site became the first commercial bungy operation on the planet.
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 10 years, due to the growing tourism sector.
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 world.
Lake Wanaka is New Zealand’s fourth largest lake. It’s situated 300 meters above sea level with an approximate depth of 300 meters.
Lake Hawea is the 9th largest lake in New Zealand.
Queenstown and Wanaka are not only outstanding ski and snowboard location. They’re also a place loaded with culture and history.