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Sizzling Summer Getaways

Break out the togs, dust off the jandals and fire up the barbie… summer is on its way! Take advantage of the long weekends, and even longer school holidays with some Scenic Hotel group ideas for out of the box summer escapes.

Kiwi sun not enough?  Turn up the intensity…..

It’s summer in Niue all year round, but the kiwi summer can be the perfect time to visit this tiny South Pacific island and just get away from the other holiday-makers around New Zealand.  Snorkeling, fishing, hiking, and most importantly poolside cocktails will ensure that you can make the most of your time, Niue style. 

The Scenic Matavai Resort is the only full-service hotel on the island, so is the place to stay for a premium relaxation experience.  



Photo Credit: Dunedin NZ

Play while the students are away!

Dunedin is gorgeous over the summer months, blue skies against the gothic buildings and gardens makes an incredible sight to behold. It is a little-known fact that Dunedin is the up and coming retail capital of New Zealand – be spoiled for choice with a great range of unique fashion boutiques through to general high street retailers.  Summer bonus being that with university holidays you won’t have to share the change rooms with all the perky young students!  Our two Dunedin Scenic Hotels are a stone’s throw away from the heart of the city so are never too much of a trek with all those shopping bags!

Holiday before you holiday.

The pre-holiday panic is inevitable…  last minute shopping, making sure it all fits in the bags, getting the kids in the car all in time to beat the Auckland traffic…. it’s exhausting.  Have you thought about a pre-holiday holiday?  Heartland Hotel Auckland Airport gives you a breather so you can feel fresh to start your longer journey; spacious rooms, airport parking options and a free 24-hour shuttle to Auckland Airport.  Plus with Rainbows End, Butterfly Creek and the Vector Wero Whitewater Park around the corner you could make a real day of it for the whole family! 

Let’s not forget about the more traditional kiwi summer destinations – they are popular for a reason after all!  Paihia in the Bay of Islands is a summer dream, as is the sunny Hawkes Bay and Marlborough.  Queenstown is gorgeous all year round and is always a favourite for both kiwis and international travellers!  

Wherever you choose for your summer holidays, all of us here at the Scenic Hotel Group wish you safe travels, and remember to drive safe, slip slop slap and don’t drink and fry! 

 
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