Media Reviews

 

Flashpacker Power: Backpackers with money to burn
By Fiona Harper, NineMSN Travel - April 24, 2012

Overlooking a quiet cove inhabited by bottlenose dolphins, a fine dining restaurant, gorgeous apartments with plush king beds and a relaxed ambience should rejuvenate most hikers midway through a four-day trek.

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Spoiled for Choice
KiaOra, Air New Zealand's Inflight Magazine, November 2010

Is this the perfect spot for a luxurious break? Marlborough offers secluded lodges accessible only by water, stunning wineries and vineyard restaurants – as well as some of the most alluring baths we've yet come across ...

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The Romance of Queen Charlotte Sound
by James Weir, Dominion Post - February 10, 2010

The romance of a hideaway befitting a pirate prince is just across the water in Queen Charlotte Sound, James Weir discovers ...

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The Sounds of Summer
by Angela Walker, Sunday Star Times - January 24, 2010

The classic Kiwi summer is laid out before me. A tui is hopping its way up and down the flowering flax, the scarlet blooms of the neighbouring pohutukawa are swarming with bees, and a little yellow-hulled yacht is bobbing on the blue waters of the cove ...

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Sounds Like Heaven
by Patrick Smith, Weekend Magazine

A bottle of Vavasour Pinot Gris is chilling in an ice bucket at our deck-side table and we’re gazing down on the perfect calm of the Bay of Many Coves. Shags skim the darkening surface of the water and here and there ripples spread and die as fish disturb the glassy stillness ...

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Lets Go Outdoors New Zealand
by Tim Pozzi, Times Online UK

The previous day, for the first time in my life, I had ventured out on the glassy blue deep in a kayak, with Kath, an instructor at the Bay of Many Coves Resort. The tranquillity of the waters, the quiet – interrupted only by the whisper of a breeze and the cries of cormorants – and the vegetation cascading down the hillsides to the water’s edge made it a struggle to remind myself that I was not on a lake, that this was seawater dripping from my paddle.

On our return we encountered a pair of dolphins, a mother and calf that are regular visitors to the area near the resort’s jetty.

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