What better way to set the scene for your group than to get them off the plane and onto an awaiting Jet boat which will deliver them to their hotel. That’ll wake the senses and get a bit of adrenalin into the bloodstream! We co-ordinate the airport meet & greet, coaches and luggage transfer to the hotel while guests are being whisked across Lake Wakatipu. We have the capacity to carry up to 140 guests at one time.
Early Maori settlements on the banks of the Kawarau River were the first settlements in this region. A secluded and peaceful alcove of willows on a river or lake beach provide the setting for NZ Haka who wait dressed in their traditional clothing and mokos. As our boats pull in the performers will come through trees to give a traditional Maori welcome. This is a moving and unforgettable experience. These quick high impact shows can be performed at various locations during the Airport Transfer. The show is 5-6 minutes long.
Welcome Drinks & Nibbles
As part of the Pacific, we love the Pacific Island tradition of a welcome cocktail! At an agreed point your guests will be offered a glass of an exquisite local champagne (warm days) or mulled wine (cooler days). We work with In2Food to provide a range of catering options. There is also opportunity to make a welcome presentation if appropriate. We are able to offer this option at Willows Jetty, the Kawarau Helipad or on arrival in Queenstown Bay.
Give your guest a leisurely check-in experience. With hotel properties right on the edge of Lake Wakatipu, we can work with the hotel to offer a remote check-in. Hotel staff welcome guests off the Jet boat and are ready to welcome them at a specially set up reception desk.