Travel 50 and Beyond is the only travel magazine to be specifically aimed at those aged fifty years and over. With twenty years of publication, and 375,000 readers, it serves the traveler who seeks quality and enriching experiences in travel, as well as value for money.
Travel 50 and Beyond’s 50+ readership represent a group which takes 80% of all vacations, often taking longer trips than younger travelers, and traveling more times during the year. This article examines some of the tours and other trips to New Zealand, which may be of interest to Travel 50 subscribers.
New Zealand tours from Travel 50′s associate, Tour Vacations To Go, allows group members time to explore the natural beauty of this island nation. Some tours include Australia as well as New Zealand, while others focus just on New Zealand. Most of the New Zealand tours are accompanied by an expert guide.
Tours range in length from extremely short 4, 5 or 6 day tours, up to the 26 Day Ultimate New Zealand Tour, and the 28 day Land of the Long White Cloud Tour. An example of a short tour is the Beautiful Bay of Islands tour, run by Brendan Travel. This tour starts and ends in Auckland, on New Zealand’s North Island. Tour highlights are the Waitangi Treaty House and the Cape Brett “Hole in the Rock” Cruise around the Bay of Islands.
The treaty house is one of the oldest buildings in New Zealand. It is the former house of the British Resident, and the Treaty of Waitangi was signed here. This treaty, signed by British and Maori representatives in 1840, is regarded as the founding document of New Zealand, although it is also the source of political controversies, particularly about the rights of the native Maori people.
Visitors remaining in Auckland at the end of the Bay of Islands tour might consider staying at Skycity Hotel Auckland. This hotel is located in the heart of the city, on the corner of Federal and Victoria Streets. The hotel, which is 45 minutes drive from Auckland airport, is part of the Skycity complex, which features two casinos, 18 bars and restaurants, theater and other live entertainment.