28 August 2012
Check out our September Special Offers
, including a FREE upgrade for a night's accommodation at the exclusive Blanket Bay Lodge in Queenstown and a FREE helicopter flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown. Conditions apply. Click here for our Special Offers Newsletter.
13 August 2012
We're excited to announce the launch of our new Self-drive tours
. The next best thing to having a Black Sheep guide is having a Black Sheep guide's Trip Notes, personalized for you so you can hit the road with confidence. Our Self-drive packages include accommodation, rental car, those better-than-a-guide-book Trip Notes, road atlas, Black Sheep meet and greet and orientation, and so much more. Check out our latest newsletter
for more information and the chance to WIN a Brian Flintoff carved pendant.
13 September 2011
Air New Zealand is currently running a fantastic airfare deal from the US to New Zealand for October/November 2011, just in time for our spring Experience and Adventurer tours. Sale ends September 20th, so be quick to take advantage of this great special. Check out our latest newsletter
for details or visit the Air New Zealand
Also, check out the highlights of our new-look Southern Adventurer
tour. More walking/hiking in New Zealand's spectacular national parks interspersed with signature New Zealand adventures gives this high-value-for-money tour wide appeal for the young and young-at-heart.
Hope to see you Downunder soon!
28 March 2011 New Trip and
Social Media Sites Launched
To help our Christchurch neighbours rebuild their community, we are donating one dollar to the Red Cross Earthquake Appeal for each 'Like' we get on our website or Facebook
page. It costs you nothing and is an easy way to help a great cause. Just click 'Like' on our home page
or Facebook page, or check out our newsletter
for more details.
2 March 2011
Amazing Race's Phil Keoghan Makes Appeal
Last week, Phil Keoghan, host of The Amazing Race and a former Christchurch son, made a dash back home to do a prime time newscast for CBS news from the site of the earthquake. As part of his report, Keoghan made an appeal for Red Cross donations; however, he also said that a vital thing was to get an accurate message out to Americans. According to Keoghan, the US thinks New Zealand is a flattened disaster zone.
'The worst thing that can happen is that people stop getting on planes and stop visiting here. No matter what fundraising people do, it's a drop in the bucket compared to tourism.' (Sunday News)
Once again, thank you to all those who have been asking after us at Black Sheep and sending their thoughts and prayers out to those in Christchurch. Kiwis have a huge, generous spirit and have rallied as a country to help those in need. Many overseas have also asked how they can help. Following is a link to the Red Cross Earthquake Appeal: http://www.redcross.org.nz/donate
. But as Phil said, another way to help is to continue with your plans to come to New Zealand.
23 February 2011 Offers of Help
Those in our Black Sheep fold have enquired if there is anything they can do to help during what has been described as New Zealand's darkest day. The following link provides information on ways to donate to the Christchurch earthquake appeals being launched: Christchurch Earthquake Appeal
. Thank you so much for your well wishes and offers of support. Black Sheep will be doing what it can to help.
22 February 2011
The beautiful city of Christchurch was struck by a terrible earthquake this afternoon. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those in Christchurch and their families. Rest assured to the friends and families of those travelling with us, there were no Black Sheep in the region at the time of the quake. If you have concerns or wish to contact anyone on tour, please feel free to contact us here in New Zealand at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone +64 3 540 3221 or in the US on 1 800 206 8322.
1st December 2010 Summer Downunder
As our northern hemisphere friends pull out their winter duvets and pull on their puffer jackets, we're heating up the BBQ and welcoming the summer. Check out our latest newsletter
for the what's new at Black Sheep in 2011.
7th September 2010 Shaken, But Not Stirred
Thank you to all who expressed their concern and well wishes regarding the recent earthquake in Christchurch. While parts of the city and outlying towns received property and roading damage, there thankfully was no loss of life. We were gently nudged awake here in Nelson and the earthquake was felt as far away as Wellington in the North Island; however, areas outside of the Christchurch region were unharmed by the quake. The New Zealand government has been swift to respond and will be assessing the extent of damage in the weeks to come.
While we don't anticipate the shake-up to significantly affect any Black Sheep trips, we will advise our travelers if any itinerary changes are required.
The Black Sheep Team
10th April 2010 2010 - 2011 Dates, Rates and New Tours Released
We are very excited to announce our 2010 – 2011 tour schedule and pricing. This includes the addition of fabulous new tours combining the best features of the South Island which are on our website, available for you to book today.
After every Black Sheep tour our guests give us invaluable feedback. So we’ve taken this on board and are now able to offer you not one, but three new adventurer tours!
We are proud to incorporate Māori concepts to each of our new tours as they aptly describe the trips and acknowledge the indigenous heritage of New Zealand. The southern adventurer hākari is the full 15 day tour, starting and ending in Christchurch, a veritable feast of South Island adventures. The southern adventurer kai iti is the smaller version, a 9 day tour, starting in Christchurch and ending in Queenstown. The other half, the 8 day southern adventurer kinaki tour, starts in Queenstown and ends in Christchurch.
Compared to our experience tours, the adventurer tours have shorter itineraries and include the use of comfortable, mid-range accommodation and self-selected dining. Days are filled with exciting shared adventures; evenings are left free to explore, making these the perfect trips for the young and young-at-heart.
Once again, we specialize in guided small-group travel and our tours are limited to 11 guests, so early booking is always recommended. Check out our 2010 – 2011 dates and rates and start planning your Black Sheep trip of a lifetime.
28th August 2009 For Clarification
In recent news, a river rafting company based in Queenstown called Black Sheep Adventures Ltd. was fined following the death last year of an English tourist. The company, formed in 2006 and trading as Mad Dog River Boarding, is in no way related to Black Sheep Touring Co. Ltd., incorporated in 1994.
Our sincere condolences go out to all those who were affected by this tragic event.
David & Kim