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10 things you need to know about snow!

While we are still enjoying summery weather in New Zealand, it is officially Autumn… so it is time to start thinking about all things snow again!  We’ve pulled together some wild snow facts to get you in a wintery mood.

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2017 Is The Year to Do a Snow Tour of NZ

This year is the perfect opportunity to tick that box by hitting the slopes in the coming winter. Whether you’re an experienced skier/boarder, or a beginner who would like to feel the refreshing mountain air through your hair – 2017 is the time to book in a Haka snow tour.
Here is a guide to our amazing Snow Tours and New Zealand’s best resorts and ski fields, check it out!

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Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand – Everything You Need to Know

Check in here to see what you can get up to at Mt Ruapehu. We’ve listed some great activities, accommodation, and some stunning shots of the region.

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8 Adrenaline-Pumping Activities in Queenstown

Check in here for what to do in Queenstown if you have the need for speed. Think bungy-jumping, skydiving, and some more out-of-the-box ideas!

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North Island Snow Getaway

Keen on a stress free weekend of North Island snow? Let Haka Tours take care of everything – we’ve been running snow tours for 6 years now, and have shown hundreds of customers the time of their life. Read our reviews here. When September 5-7 (the Weekend) What’s included Transportation by private vehicle Fun local and expert tour manager 2 nights dorm share accommodation at The Park Hotel Ruapehu, (upgrades available to double or twin room $75) Daily continental breakfast 1 x full day and 1 x half day lift pass at Whakapapa ski field Free entry in the Polynesian Spa hot pools, Rotorua on the way back to Auckland Upgrades available for lessons, gear and clothing hire How much?* You get all of the above for $429 What’s Next? Flick Michelle an email: sales@hakatours.com for more info, or to book 🙂 * Subject to availability and minimum numbers. Oh, and if you want to know what our snow tours are all about, check out this video of our South Island Tour.

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NZ Snow Tour Reviews

Hot off the press, these are the first reviews of our 2014 NZ Snow Tours. The snow is only getting better, and legendary tour manager Burto is well into his work. With several extra departure dates released last week, do not miss out on what will be our biggest year so far! Bookings can be made here. Shaun, Australia Emily, Australia Steve, Australia

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New Zealand Snow Tours – Skiing and Snowboarding Tour video

If you ever wanted to know what one of our New Zealand Snow Tours were really all about, this video is a must watch, as we follow one of the groups on our flagship SNOW SAFARI tour. This is professionally shot in full HD, and the results are stunning – check them out skiing and boarding (and heli skiing) on the best snow NZ has to offer. Listen to them speaking about their experience. Our thanks go out to the guests for making this possible! Video Transcript: Mike: Kia ora, my name’s Mike Burton from Haka Tours. I am the snow tour guide of New Zealand. We’re going to go do six mountains over seven days and take you on an awesome little adventure. Cheers. Sitting on top of Mt. John having a look at some of the beautiful views of Lake Tekapo. Rock and roll. Day 2, Ohau. Epic. Got another easy field to navigate. Basically one big bowl. Day 3 at Treble Cone, about to go shredding. Whoo. How’re you guys feeling? Pretty good? Awesome. Shall we go for a family run? Yeah. Anthony: The sun’s coming out. It’s beautiful out here, and having a good time. Mike: […]

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Merry Christmas from 'Burto Claus'

Mikey Burton – aka ‘Burto Claus’ has a festive message to all our guests – past, present and future. This is Burto in top form. He even reckons that he could have a career as a TV presenter. We think Burto should just stick to being the best snow tour guide ever!

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Queenstown: Anytime is a good time

Whether you’re heading to New Zealand to experience first-hand the breathtaking natural landscapes you have thus far only seen boasted in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, or to satisfy your adrenalin-junkie heart’s desire to get a taste of some truly unique Kiwi adventures, you’ll be glad to know there is one destination that ticks all boxes and is without doubt, an essential addition to any itinerary proclaiming to provide a true Kiwi experience. Yes, you guessed right, we’re talking about New Zealand’s crown jewel, Queenstown. A bit about Queenstown Situated on the southwest of the South Island, Queenstown is a four season premier lake and alpine resort town. During the summer months, it enjoys pure blue skies and the sun gleaming down on the sparkling Lake Wakatipu, while Winter months brings snow-clad majestic mountains that tower over the vibrant and picturesque lakeside town below. With such incredible year-round natural beauty on offer, it comes as no surprise that Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s main tourist hot spots, attracting around 1.9 million visitors to its lakeside shores a year. Historically, famous for its gold-rush days, Queenstown today is known as the adrenalin and adventure capital of New Zealand. Snow […]

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New Zealand Snow Tour Review

Well, the 2013 snow season may be over, but if you are thinking about a 2014 tour, take a look at this review from Brett (Australia) where he chats about the highlights of his one week snow safari tour. Video Transcription Our tour manager was Burto. Awesome New Zealand guy. He knows every mountain like the back of his hand. He could nearly name every snowflake for you on the mountain as well. Lots of energy, kept us going. He knew all the hidey holes in the town as well for outbreak skiing afterwards. He could name the bars, clubs, best places for coffee as well. Real good guy. Personal highlights would have to be top of Mount Ohau, Treble Cone and Remarkables, getting hiked up to the top of the mountain. Stunning blue days, fresh powder. Seeing the views from the top of those mountains was just brilliant and worth the trip alone just to see these views. Being a small group tour has a lot of benefits. You’re not getting lost in the crowd as some of the bigger tours. Also the people on these small group tours are very like-minded. We’re all there for the one reason, all […]

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