Traveling adventures with Tenerife holidays for people of all ages

With the availability of cheap flights these days there are many different places all around that world that are within the reach of most people’s pockets. Exotic breaks in the Far East are no longer just a dream for many and a quick week away in the sun, somewhere nearer to home, is easy to arrange. One of the more popular destinations

One of the more popular destinations for British holidaymakers seeking out the sun is Tenerife. Although it has many resorts that have been developed over the last 20 or 30 years, it still has a very laidback feel to it and it is possible to get away from the crowds and see a different side of it quite easily. Attractions include the mild weather, nightlife and mountainous center. Further afield, Japan is well worth a visit with Mount Fuji, which is an active volcano,

Further afield, Japan is well worth a visit with Mount Fuji, which is an active volcano, and many other fascinating places to see. As it is just west of Tokyo it is visited by many tourists and the more energetic ones can attempt to climb it. Aiming to reach the peak just before sunrise is something that a lot of people try so they can enjoy the view as the sun comes up. Mount Teide in Tenerife is also an active volcano, which last erupted just over a hundred years ago, so is considered safe for tourists to explore. There is a cable

There is a cable car that goes most of the way to the summit and people who wish to climb the final couple of hundred meters during their Tenerife holidays will need to get a permit before doing so. Aside from climbing volcanoes, there are many other things to do in countries around the globe.

The Caribbean offers a wide selection of beautiful islands where water sports are a great way to entertain yourself during the daytime and most islands have excellent restaurants serving freshly caught fish in the evenings. Cruises offer a good way for people to get a taste of the Caribbean. If carnivals are your thing then Tenerife is home to the second largest one in the world that takes place in the capital city, Santa Cruz.

The brightly colored costumes and general atmosphere are reminiscent of the big event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There are busses and minibusses that make the journey from the main seaside resorts so it is quite easy to get there and back.

Travelling around most countries is relatively painless these days with modern trains and buses running in many places. There are also plenty of taxis in the big cities and drivers should find it easy to hire a car as long as they have a clean licence. Prices vary considerably depending on where you visit so it is a good idea to check online when planning your holiday. The Canary Islands are still good value for money, especially for holidaymakers that are looking for some winter sunshine to help them get through the cold and dreary season that we so often experience in the United Kingdom.

Travel Tips for a Student Budget

  1. Plan ahead!
  2. Budget your money in advance; don’t try to do it on the go.
  3. Create your own version of a first aid kit.
  4. Wrap duct tape around a pen in your backpack – you’ll be able to write and fix almost anything!
  5. Small pocket knives are handier than you think.

Functions & Events

Kaikoura Winery is available for weddings and other private functions. The underground cellar offers a unique “point of difference” atmosphere where up to 100 people can enjoy the candlelit mystique of the cellar. For small groups, the main courtyard and sales area offer fantastic views over the vast expanse of the ocean.

Please contact Neroli for personal tailored events.
Upcoming Events
tba 2006 Wedding and private functions
Book now for your special day. Enjoy the wonderful flavours of the Kaikoura Wines at your function whilst taking in the amazing sea and mountain views. tba 2006

Nairobi Trio Live
Nairobi Trio will be performing live in our underground cellar Sunday 12noon to 2pm. The Nairobi Trio – famous for being a quartet – are touring with a new sound as a quintet with the addition of talented guest drummer, Jason Orme. The new show features skilfully crafted original pieces and Nairobi Trio favourites in a dynamically contagious and expressive performance.
“This is a group of exciting performers who are talented musicians and entertainers and it is easy to see why they have impressed audiences around the world. Always playing to the crowd, Nairobi Trio have a winning formula and had the crowd hooked from the start” – Simon

Sweetman, The Dominion, June 2002

Nairobi Trio are:

Richard Adams (Violin/Vocals)

John Quigley (Guitar/Vocals)

Peter Koopman (Bass/Vocals)

Andrew Dixon (Saxophones/Vocals)

Hope to see you here. Contact us for tickets. ($25.00) Regards Neroli

Neroli Gold
Kaikoura Wine Company
PO Box 11
Phone: 03 319 7966
Fax: 03 319 7967
Cell: 0274 902 792

14 Feb 2006Classical Guitar Concert – Michael Hogan
A great Valentines event by New Zealands freshest new guitar composer, Michael Hogan has been described by the likes of LA Guitar Qtets’ Bill Kanengeiser as “Unique, fresh and exciting” Concert 8pm Tickets $15.00
6-20 Mar 2006Stone Sculpture Symposium
Check out the action as some of New Zealand’s most experienced sculptors will carve their unique designs. All carvings available for sale
11-20 Mar 2006Art in the Dark
An exhibition in the unique underground cellar featuring 12 of Kaikoura’s top artists. A wonderful mix of paintings, prints, jewellery, pottery, carvings and much more.
10-10 Jul 2006Kaikoura Seafest
Kaikoura annual celebration of the sea. A fun filled family day where the tastes and sounds of the region fill the grounds of Takahanga Domain. see our tent on site. For more information
15-16 Jul 2006’48 Hours in Kaikoura’ photo shoot
Photo “shoot” – local photographers spend the weekend taking their favourite shots of Kaikoura, it’s people and it’s life. Exhibition 23 July – July 31 on site at the winery.

22-30 Jul 2006’48 hours in Kaikoura
Come and view Kaikoura through the eyes of our local photographers who have spent the previous weekend eyeing up those special moments of Kaikoura. Photos from the last two exhibition have been released in a book which is avialable from the Winery. All the proceeds from the sale of the book are going to the Kaikoura Enhancement Trust for beautification projects in the local community.

17-17 Dec 2006Santa in the cellar
Santa visits our underground cellar this day so the children can have a chat. Face painting, bouncy castle, sausage sizzle and more


Kaikoura is a district that extends from the Conway in the south, nearly to the Waima river in the north. The geography is mostly very rugged, mountainous and drops rapidly to a narrow coastal landscape.
The landscape is dominated by the mountains, the coastline and the Peninsula.

The Kaikoura Wine Company winery site on the limestone bluff in South Bay overlooks the Peninsula, where the convergence of two ocean currents — one subtropical, the other subantarctic — makes the ocean rich in plankton, marine life and minerals. The continental shelf is closer to the coast in Kaikoura than in most other parts of New Zealand.

It has been suggested that Kaikoura was the site of the first Maori settlement in New Zealand. There is no doubt that early Maori favoured the region, with its abundance of seafood, seals, Moa hunting and other birds. Moa hunting sites have been found at every river-mouth in the region.

The Ngai Tahu, is the principal tribe holding mana (prestige, standing) whenua (lands, country) status in the South Island. For Kaikoura, the principal hapu (tribal sub group) is Ngai Kuri, the tribal council is Te Runanga O Kaikoura and the marae is Takahanga Marae. While Ngai Kuri is regarded as historically dominant and maintains its mana whenua status in the area, Kaikoura’s Maori population includes other Maori groups such as those who came looking for work in the 1940’s and 50’s.
inspection by European ships. The first shore based whaling station was established early in 1843, run on the ground by Robert Fyffe and John Murray.

Whaling continued on a small scale until 1920. Today Fyffe House, which can be viewed daily, stands as a living museum to this time.

1846 bought sheep farming to the region and the railway development. Although considered since the 1870’s, progress on the railway really only happened from 1895. Completion never happened until 1945! Fishing and lime were other assets that attributed to Kaikoura’s development.

Today Kaikoura is a place known for its relaxing lifestyle, abundant marine wildlife and unexpected beauty. The natural and unspoiled aspects of Kaikoura continue to attract visitors from within New Zealand and overseas.


The home vineyard (of about 5 hectares) has been planted with Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and Gewürztraminer grapes. The first vintage will be 2003.

Situated high on the western end of a former sea cliff line which extends west for two kilometres from the Kaikoura Peninsula, the vineyard comprises of a terrace about 30m above sea level, rising gently to an elevation of about 60m.

Bedrock of the site is Eocene Amuri Limestone, a chalky and chert-rich marine limestone, with weathered loess, marine sands and rare gravels also present.

The vineyard temperatures are slightly cooler than Blenheim which will prolong the grapes ripening time. This combined with good exposure to the sun will allow the grapes to develop sugar and acid levels slowly, ripening evenly and completely, with harvest typically taking place later than the more northern world-renowned Marlborough vineyards.


The winery complex of buildings draws on the rich visual imagery of Kaikoura. It is a place where the mountains meet the deep blue of the Pacific Ocean and where both whales and humans take time to break their journeys.The main reception building is sited on the edge of a limestone cliff looking out on the larger Kaikoura landscape. It has been designed to highlight both the marine and mountain aspects of its location.


When visiting the Kaikoura Wines Company, one shouldn’t miss the opportunity at this “picture book” winery to take a tour through the facilities.

The tour starts at the establishing library vineyard, then follows the wine making process through the winery and into the underground cellar.

There the wine barrels and the Kaikoura Methode Champenoise are stored in the constant 12°C cellar. The first tasting is enjoyed here.

When this has been completed the visitor retraces their steps back into the light, where overlooking the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, a celebratory glass or two of wine is partaken.