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Auckland Luxury Hotel Offers 'Flights of Fancy'

Auckland Luxury Hotel Offers 'Flights of Fancy'

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Sub headline: Cotter House Flying Tours to Northland
Headline: Auckland Luxury Hotel Offers 'Flights of Fancy'

Auckland, New Zealand (November 2007).

Heli-Golf at Kauri Cliffs, swimming with dolphins at the Bay of Islands, and Maori twilight walks at the ancient Waipoua forest are just a few of the luxury flying escapes offered by Auckland's heritage-listed and five-star boutique hotel Cotter House. The new Flights of Fancy helicopter and small aircraft tours are dedicated to satisfy discerning visitors that have limited days in New Zealand.

From its inner city location, Cotter House's Flights of Fancy offers Heli-Golf tours, with exclusive return helicopter transfers and green fees at Kauri Cliffs, a par 72 championship golf course named amongst the Top 100 courses in the World by Golf Magazine.

Cotter House will also fly guests to the sub-tropical aquatic playground, the Bay of Islands, for a once in a lifetime experience to swim with dolphins. Guests will also spot whales, sea birds, penguins and other wildlife that are frequently encountered in this spectacular marine environment.

Flights of Fancy also takes guests to the Waipoua Forest. Home to the iconic Kiwi bird and the 2,000 year-old Kauri tree Tane Matua Ngahere (the Father of the Forest), local Maori guides will take guests on a twilight journey of evolution and mythological interpretation rated by Lonely Planet as being one of 82 Global Experiences of a Lifetime.

Finally, Flights of Fancy takes guests to the very top of Northland, Cape Reinga. Spiritually important to the Maori, marvel at the barren and rugged landscape with a choice of 4WD tours of Coopers Beach, Doubtless Bay and the famous Ninety Mile Beach.

Cotter House completes the Flights of Fancy luxury experience the same day with chauffeured transfers from its fleet of Rolls Royce Seraph, Daimler stretch limousines, and Bentley luxury and classic cars. For more information on Flights of Fancy luxury itineraries, visit the website at

Domestic and international marketing of Cotter House is managed by Navigate Oceania. For more information or graphics, contact Karine Thomas on 64 9 307 3633 or email

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Editors Notes:

o A rare example of regency and style, Cotter House is an Inner City Heritage Luxury Retreat, the original Remuera homestead, and the fifth oldest house in Auckland dating back to 1847. It features a bar should guests wish to invite friends or colleagues for a pre-dinner or pre-show aperitif, a heated swimming pool, courtyard deck and health spa facilities including in-room massages, beauty treatments and access to an exercise pavilion. Scheduled Yoga, Pilates, Tai-chi and Feldenkrais classes take price in true Cotter House style in the Ballroom. For more information, visit their website at

o Cotter House is a member of Navigate Oceania, a new collection of 27 inspired destinations and unique experiences from New Zealand's best boutique hotels and luxury lodges, an exclusive private island, villas, spa destinations, a luxury expedition-style cruise, and a private motor yacht. Our members are: New Zealand Doubtless Bay Villas, Cable Bay; Cavalli Island Retreat and Spa, Cavalli Islands; Paihia Beach Resort and Spa, Bay of Islands; Bay of Island Lodge, Bay of Islands; Oceanic Discoverer; Mission Hills, Bay of Islands; Waipoua Lodge, Waipoua Forest; The Boatshed, Waiheke Island; Stafford Villa, Auckland; Cotter House, Auckland; Seafields, Whitford; Maungatautari Lodge, Cambridge; Hamurana Country Estate, Rotorua; Kawaha Point Lodge, Rotorua; Treetops Lodge & Wilderness Estate, Rotorua; Chalet Eiger, Lake Taupo; Greenhill the Lodge, Hawkes Bay; Millar Road, Hawkes Bay; Wharekauhau Country Estate, Martinborough; The Bolton Hotel, Wellington; Ohtel, Wellington; Claremont Country Estate, Canterbury; Huntley House, Christchurch; Elm Tree House, Christchurch; Wapiti Park Homestead, West Coast; Matakauri, Queenstown; Takaro Spa Retreat, Te Anau; Fiji Navutu Stars Resort. For more information on our experiences, visit


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