Tropical Escape in Niue

Imagine yourself swimming in crystal waters and drinking cocktails by the pool… this one is a no brainer. The beauty of Niue truly needs to be experienced to be believed. With incredibly clear tidal pools and lagoons to bathe in, Jurassic like forests to trek and hidden caves to discover, there is something new to explore every day. The Scenic Matavai Resort offers the ideal base to discover Niue with an onsite pool bar for cocktails, delicious restaurant with fresh fare, free daily Wi-Fi, and genuinely friendly staff, you can be sure your Niuean holiday will be one you’ll treasure.

South Island Ski Experience

The South Island just does some things better… cheese rolls, rugby and ski fields. There is a myriad of fields on offer for beginners who have never stepped on or even seen snow, through to international world-class extreme skiers who travel the world looking for the most “radical slopes”. Queenstown is a winter lover’s haven, with the mountains at your doorstep and two accommodation options to choose from; either Scenic Suites Queenstown or for the more budget-conscious, the Heartland Hotel Queenstown. For those after a Canterbury ski holiday, and want somewhere central, with great parking, and is family-friendly, the Scenic Hotel Cotswold in Christchurch is an ideal choice. Hiring ski gear is super easy too so no more excuses to get out there and upon the slopes this winter!

Wine is Great All Year Round

It’s hot? Drink wine. It’s cold? Drink wine. Seriously it can be a blizzard outside, and what would be better than drinking a nice glass of wine by a roaring fire? New Zealand punches above its weight on the world stage when it comes to producing clean, delicious and award-winning wines, and many of those are created in Marlborough or the Hawkes Bay wine regions. Take a weekend away from the mundane and enjoy a weekend of wine, food and relaxation. Winter can be a great time to visit wineries with fewer crowds, staff will have more time to show you around, talk more about their wines, and explain what makes their winery unique. Try Scenic Hotel Marlborough located in central Blenheim for a South Island escape or the stunning Scenic Hotel Te Pania in Napier for a Hawkes Bay holiday.

The Coast Without the Crowds

The natural untamed beauty of the West Coast is breath-taking. The lush rainforests and rugged coastlines are something to truly behold. The summer months can be pretty busy with group tours and tourists from all over the world, so if you prefer a more laid back kind of atmosphere, winter is the time to explore. Plus with the backdrop of snow-capped mountains, the beauty is even more spectacular. The Scenic Hotel Group has your West Coast discovery covered, with accommodation options in Franz Josef GlacierFox Glacier, the UNESCO World Heritage area of Haast and our newest location, Punakaiki with the unmissable Pancake Rocks…. So grab the winter woollies and be ready to be blown away.