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July GoSee TravelSmart prize winners meet lovers from Maori legend and find quality Holiday Park accommodation

August 11, 2008
July GoSee TravelSmart prize winners meet lovers from Maori legend and find quality Holiday Park accommodation

Mokoia Island New Zealand is the focus for the major GoSee New Zealand TravelSmart Club member prize for July.

It is a complimentary Mokoia Island Wai Ora Ultimate Experience. It comes around again on GoSee next month. Join the free GoSee TravelSmart Club now to be in the the August draw.

For July one nights accommodation at any Aspen Holiday Park in Australia is the major Aspen Travel Pack prize for GoSeeAustralia TravelSmart Club members. Aspen Parks Group quality holiday and caravan park accommodation is available across Australia and is represented by a cross-section of Australia's leading Holiday Parks.

The sacred island of the Te Arawa people Mokoia Island is in the heart of Lake Rotorua and steeped in cultural history. It is an iconic Rotorua landmark dating back to 1350 AD. Wai Ora Experiences offers a series of unique visitor experiences on Mokoia Island.

The legend of Hinemoa and Tutanekai is celebrated in Rotorua city where the City Focus intersection commemorates one of New Zealand's greatest love stories.

A number of endangered species have been introduced to Mokoia Island.

They include the Weka, North Island Robin (Toutouwai), and Saddleback (Tieke).

With Mokoia Island Wai Ora Experiences you may also see native birds such as the Pukeko (swamp hen), Papango (Teal), and Tui.

The Kiwi is the sole survivor of an ancient order of birds including the now extinct Moa. Kiwi also live on Mokoia Island but are naturally shy birds and are usually only active at night.

The Kokako is found nowhere else in the world.

This ancient bird species is part of New Zealand's pre-history. Mokoia Island Wai Ora Experiences says the Ultimate Island Experience is over 2 to 3 hours with daily departures: 9:30am, 1pm, 3pm

Rotorua's newest luxury passenger fast cat the Wai Ora cruises to a traditional welcome from the Maori people of Te Arawa. Guides share history and culture with visitors.

Hinemoa and Tutanekai New Zealands Romeo  and Juliet
Hinemoa and Tutanekai New Zealands Romeo and Juliet

The flora and fauna of New Zealand's biggest inland Island Wildlife Sanctuary is unique.

The Maori are masters of their environment and share knowledge of indigenous food sources, healing herbs and utility resources.

Hinemoa's hot pool gives feet a treat while legend of New Zealand's famous 'Forbidden Love Story',the Maori's own 'Romeo and Juliet' is related.

Visitors can try indigenous foods, herbs and drink that have sustained the Maori people for hundreds of years with Wai Ora well-being offerings.

Mokoia Island is a private tribal island and access to Mokoia Island is restricted to permitted operators only.

Governance of Mokoia Island occurs through the Chairman and Trustees of the Mokoia Island Trust. There are 12 members sitting on the board.

Kokako Bird relates to New Zealand pre-history
Kokako Bird relates to New Zealand pre-history

Located in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand, Rotorua is the birthplace of tourism in New Zealand and the heartland of New Zealand's Maori culture.

Rotorua, also known as Natures Spa of the South Pacific, is a fisherman's paradise with 18 picturesque lakes, 15 of them fishable.

GoSee TravelSmart Club member winners for July are -

The GoSee New Zealand TravelSmart prize winner for July is Chris Nuttall of

Hastings who wins the Complimentary Mokoia Island Wai Ora NZ Experience.

For new GoSee members who signed up during July the prize is one GoSeeAustralia USB Memory Stick.

The winner is: Andrew McMahon of Newtown, Queensland.

Existing Travel Smart Club Members

Lionel Mussell's book Australia Calling. The winner is: Bob Drummond of Big Springs NSW.

And the Aspen Holiday Parks Travel Pack Consisting of:

1 x Aspen Parks Wine cooler bag

1x Aspen Parks Key ring bottle opener

1x Aspen Parks Playing cards

2 x Aspen Parks Stubby holders

And 1 x One night accommodation voucher at any Aspen Park in Australia.

The winner is - James Murphy of Tweed Heads South NSW.

Pictures in this Information Article courtesy of Mokoia Island Wai Ora Ultimate Experience.

Editor's Note: Also See -

Tako tells of a  proud Te Arawa heritage
Tako tells of a proud Te Arawa heritage
Luxury fast cat Wai Ora flies across Lake Rotorua
Luxury fast cat Wai Ora flies across Lake Rotorua
Mokoia Island is about conservation of a  unique environment
Mokoia Island is about conservation of a unique environment
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