eco-sailing and luxury – who could resist this

Welcome to Pure Cruise New Zealand,

a luxury sailing experience.

Experience the best of what the Rotorua lakes have to offer with
Pure Cruise New Zealand onboard our luxury yacht ‘Tiua’, a stylish 53 foot catamaran. Enjoy an eco-sailing experience in pure comfort, on Lake Rotoiti a pristine natural environment rich in cultural history and wildlife.

Lake Rotoiti is the most stunning and undiscovered lake of Rotorua, making it an idyllic destination for clients looking to embark on a luxurious sailing experience. Moored at the private jetty of the prestigious Duxton Hotel in Okawa Bay Rotorua, this beautiful vessel Tiua is newly refurbished, featuring contemporary comfort throughout.

Pure Cruise have designed Tiua specifically for entertaining, making it a stylish floating venue for social events, team incentives, meetings and private charters. High levels of comfort throughout the lounge and cockpit provide perfect places to relax with a drink in pure comfort.  Our licenced bar features premium New Zealand wines matched with fine cuisine from The Duxton’s top chef Jonathan Beattie. Onboard facilities include three bathrooms, two luxury en-suite cabins and the spacious foredeck is just right for experiencing the pleasure of sailing in this unspoiled environment.

Pure Cruise offer a luxurious eco-tourism sailing experience with a choice of an Exclusive Private Charter or a Non-Exclusive cruise with other travellers. Your cruise can be as relaxed or as active as you like, with a range of activities on offer from trout fishing, sight-seeing, sailing, swimming, or taking a soak in Lake Rotoiti’s natural hot pools that are only accessible by boat.

Escape on board the Tiua for a luxury eco-sailing experience on beautiful Lake Rotoiti.

NOTE FROM kiwitravelwriter: I’m passing this on as have many memories of these Rotorua lakes and especially Rotoiti where my 3 children and I spent a great summer in a caravan. I have not been on one of these cruises (yet?)

we’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo – how about you?

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Visit Wellington Zoo on any Wednesday during August and pay only $5 entry!

There is more to do at the Zoo in the winter months than ever before. The new Amazing Animals demonstration in the Wild Theatre at 10.45am (Wednesdays to Sundays) features our most clever of creatures demonstrating an extraordinary range of natural behaviours.

The chimpanzee house and giraffe house both offer excellent under-cover viewing and you can warm up with a Winter Wednesday meal deal from Velluto Café.

For more information on $5 Winter Wednesdays call 04 381 6755 or email