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What delightful treats should you expect in the All-Star’s New Zealand Powder Tour?

 

Just recently we got a chance to look at ski and snowboard trips in New Zealand. We found the stand out tour operator to be one of New Zealand’s leading tour companies: All-Star Adventures.

Listed below is an overview of the Powder Storming New Zealand tour that the All-Star Adventures provides to skiers and snowboarders:

From August 23 to September 1, 2014, All-Star Adventures will take you to middle Earth. Having said that, the journey is not about a magical ring or enjoying a conquest to Mount Doom. It’s a trip of your life across world-class ski and snowboard territory and untracked powder snow!

Even Frodo Baggins will be envious of you when he discovers about the surprises that is waiting you on the ultimate ski and snowboard trip to the Queenstown – Wanaka region.

Your first stop brings you to the beautiful town of Wanaka. Get settled in your own comfy accommodation and take a tour around town before settling in for a wonderful evening meal in one of Wanaka’s popular attractions. Wanaka boasts the best skiing resorts on the planet.

Treble Cone is the best and the greatest ski field area in the Southern Island of New Zealand. What’s more, it has the lengthiest vertical drop at 700 meters. Not for the newbies, it has the highest ratio of black runs in New Zealand. On the contrary, Cardrona (another destination on All-Star’s tour), is known as a famous destination for family trips and beginners due to its groomed slopes. After having a day of exciting activities, chill out and savor the home baked cookies, homemade ice cream or a beer while you’re watching the latest movie in the area exclusively in Cinema Paradiso.

The ambiance in Wanaka is packed with vigor. Prominent bars just like: Shooters Bar, Red Rock and Fitzpatrick’s Irish pub provide after-dinner drinks and live amusement.

Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure capital, has some of the most heart stopping escapades you’ll ever encounter like: bungee jumping, paragliding, zip lining, skydiving, cat skiing, heli skiing, jet boating and more.

Visit top notch ski vacation resorts like Coronet Peak (the country’s first commercial ski field) and The Remarkables. And if it isn’t enough, heli skiing that will fly you over the majestic Southern New Zealand Alps is included in this expedition. The powder hound in you will surely love the experience of skiing down the virgin snow covering the Southern Alps of New Zealand.

To complete your tour, All-Star Adventures will bring you to the Northern regions. This is the location where The Lord of the Rings was shot. Do you want to go where the famous Hobitton was built? Ever wondered where the Gardens of Isengard is located? Do you realize that Edoras — Rohan’s main city — was constructed on Ashton district’s Mount Sunday?

All-Star Adventures New Zealand Powder Tour delivers the best package at the most affordable value. Check out the bang for the buck provided to you: comfortable accommodations, a group size not more than 10, hospitable local guides, ten days of adventure on snow, a 1:6 coach to client ratio, regular ground transport as well as airport pick-up and drop-off, heli serviced terrain and great meals of two breakfasts and two dinners. The tour has also included a complimentary Rainforest Exploration.

So, what are you waiting? The tour offers a once-in-a lifetime adventure with awesome locations, warm and friendly people, great places to check out, great tasting meals and fun events you’ll never find anywhere else.

 

 

 

 

Amazing facts of Snowboarding and Skiing Wanaka and Queenstown

 

Queenstown and Wanaka, two magnificent towns in the Otago region will be the location of Powder Storming New Zealand Tour. The Powder Storming New Zealand Tour is run by foremost provider for ski holidays and snowboard trips to New Zealand : All-Star Adventures. Skiers and snowboarders should expect a spectacular adventure. Queenstown, the nation’s adventure capital, prides itself with a variety of attractions for thrill seekers. For people who would like to experience an amazing holiday with their loved ones, Wanaka will not disappoint them. It is a relaxed town at the southern end of Lake Wanaka.

However, before you arrange a trip, do you want to discover some cool facts about Wanaka and Queenstown? Who is the first US president to visit Queenstown? What the heck is The Remarkable? Do you know that the Lord of the Rings was filmed around this region?

The name Wanaka is actually a corruption of the word “Oanaka”, meaning “the place of Anaka”. Anaka is a local chieftain. Pembroke was Wanaka’s original name after a British Colonial Secretary.

Queenstown was initially called “Camp” by early settler and traveler William Reese. Based upon an old story, gold prospectors were captivated by the charm of the place that they declared it “a town fit for a Queen”. Some claim that the name came from a town found in Ireland.

The very first person who bungee jump into the year 2000 was Collin Basterfield of United Kingdom. He jumped off Nevis Highwire Bungy.

A local resident from Southland, New Zealand became the oldest person to bungee jump. He was 94. He jumped at the Kawarau Bridge Bungy.

In July 1995 snow fell for 11 consecutive days in Queenstown and lay on the ground for 14 days.

In September 1999, President Clinton was the very first US President ever to visit Queenstown.

At the height of filming the Lord of The Rings, over 500 people a day queued at the casting rooms in Queenstown.

Chile, Queenstown and Argentina are located at the same latitude — 45 degrees south.

Queenstown’s resident population is only around 18,000. Yet, the size grows more than 100 times (1.8 million) as it welcome visitors annually.

Besides The Rockies, The Remarkable is the only other mountain range worldwide that runs directly from north to south. Surveyor Alexander Garvie coined the name after seeing the spectacular view of the mountain range at sunset.

The TSS Earnslaw is the only surviving passenger-carrying coal-fired steamship in the Southern Hemisphere.

In 1885 all Queenstown hotels were operated by women who all happened to be widows.

The Shotover River is known as the richest gold bearing river of its size worldwide.

In 1947, Sir Henry Wigley established the commercial skiing in Queenstown.

Set up in 1958, Queenstown’s Kawarau Jet was the world’s first commercial jet boat business.

In 1988, Bungy New Zealand’s Kawarau Bridge bungy site became the original commercial bungy operation in the world.

The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Vertical Limit, Prince Caspian, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and 10,000 BC were shot at Queenstown and the Southern Lakes region.

Because of its blossoming tourism industry during the last ten years , Wanaka’s population has nearly doubled to 5,000.

The Warbirds over Wanaka International Show is the largest “war birds” air show in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s a biennial event which showcases a collection of World War II aircraft from around the world.

Lake Wanaka is New Zealand’s fourth biggest lake. It’s situated 300 meters above sea level with an approximate depth of 300 meters.

Lake Hawea is New Zealand’s 9th largest lake.

Queenstown and Wanaka are not just great ski and snowboard holiday location. They are also a place full of culture and history.