Holidays Away : Winter 2009
Ski for Free this winter with JUCY Rentals Last winter, nearly 6,000 people took advantage of Jucy Lucy. This year she’s hoping for even more. J ucy Rentals mascot Jucy Lucy (pictured) is offering customers the chance to take advantage of their ‘Ski for Free’ deal this winter. For all bookings made for travel in New Zealand between July 1 and September 30 2009, customers will receive one free adult lift day pass for Treble Cone Ski fi eld in Wanaka for each day the vehicle is hired*. “New Zealand is renowned for it’s ski slopes, so we wanted to make them more accessible to our customers,” says Tim Alpe, founder and CEO of Jucy. “We know that in these tougher economic times people are looking for a bargain and we believe that this is great holiday option that won’t break the budget.” Starting from AUD $25 per day for car hire, the Jucy Ski for Free deal means customers can drive around New Zealand and visit the ski fi elds for fi ve days for a total of around AUD $125 all together. Treble Cone is one of New Zealand’s most exciting skiing destinations, located in Wanaka, it is home to world heritage site Mt Aspiring National Park. Treble Cone is the largest ski region in the South Island, consisting of 550 hectares of land and offers magnifi cent views and unparalleled terrain for both avid and amateur skiers. Leaders in the New Zealand car rental industry, Jucy cars in New Zealand range from cheap and cheerful runabouts suitable for backpackers and budget customers to the luxury full-size super smooth sedans and fully equipped campervans. Customers are at the heart of all Jucy operations; they strive to provide the best possible service to ensure that each and every Jucy experience is the best it can be. The Ski for Free deal is just one of many activity specials offered by Jucy New Zealand. Jucy currently operates in both Australia and New Zealand. For more information about the Ski for Free deal and Jucy New Zealand visit www.jucy.co.nz or call Jucy Australia on 1800 150 850. * Conditions: Maximum 14 days worth of ski vouchers given per booking regardless of number of days hired *Minimum 2 named travelers per vehicle to be valid for free ski promotion, otherwise no ski passport issued *Jucy reserves the right to decline the Ski for Free deal to anyone they feel trying to get more than one pass per season *Only one voucher (valid for one adult) per day can be used at one time *Jucy Rentals Ski Passport will only be valid for one rental per season *Ski Passports will not be given out for multi hires - one booking per season only. *Special only valid on all Jucy Cars, Jucy Crib, Jucy Cruiza, Jucy Chaser and Jucy Charga vehicles. *Special Terms and Conditions Apply & conditions subject to change. * Compulsory Lucy Ski Insurance required for all “Ski for Free” bookings GET OUTDOORS IN PORT’S WINTER SUN – IT’S THE BEST This winter Port Macquarie is alluring visitors with one of the best climates in Australia, according to the CSIRO, and a range of new tourism activities. T ake an adventure ride with ‘PortJet’; learn about our history with ‘Heritage Walking Tours’; join a monthly ‘Bush Tucker Tour’ at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre; and indulge at ‘Tea and Treasures’, the region’s fi rst and only tea house. “The CSIRO states that Port’s climate is amongst Australia’s best - sub tropical on the coast and temperate in the hinterland - so rather than rugging up, head to Port and get outdoors this winter,” said Linda Hall, Tourism Manager at Port Macquarie Tourism. Under a warm sun and clear blue skies, explore the natural beauty of Greater Port Macquarie - a stunning coastline with 17 beaches and the hinterland’s national parks, hills and valleys are a 15minute drive away. “There is so much to see and do - on the coast we have two new walking tours and a luxurious new boat ride along the sparkling Hastings River. In the hinterland the Hastings Farmers Markets at Wauchope and Jazz in the Vineyards at Bago, both held monthly through winter, are ideal events for visitors to get outdoors and enjoy our food and wine.” said Linda. What’s New in Port Macquarie: • New to the waterways, ‘PortJet’ offers one of Australia’s fastest, most luxurious jet-boat rides. Hitting speeds of 80km/hr the 23-seater takes visitors along the Hastings River to see the dolphins or out to sea on an Ocean Beaches or Whale Watching ride. Costs from $35/45 and departs daily. Go to www.portjet. com.au or ph: 0419 620 765 • New ‘Bush Tucker Tours’ are held monthly at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre. Join local Aboriginal guides along the 1.3km walk to discover how local Indigenous people used rainforest plants for food and gain insights into Birpai culture. Costs from $5/15, 3rd Saturday of every month 1.303.30pm. Go to www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au or ph: 02 6582 3355 • Learn about one of Australia’s fi rst penal settlements on a ‘Heritage Walking Tour’ around Port Macquarie. Join Mitch McKay on a two-hour “Uncovering Our Past” history and archaeology tour, or a “Historic Cemetery” tour with intriguing human stories. Costs from $15 on Thursday and Fridays. Go to www.pmheritage.com.au or ph: 0447 429 016 • Port Macquarie’s fi rst and only tea house has opened in town at ‘Tea and Treasures’ with old-world charm, china, curiosities and freshly baked food, cakes, tea and coffee - an essential winter treat. Go to www.teaandtreasures.com. au or ph: 02 6583 9500 Greater Port Macquarie is a 4.5 hour drive north of Sydney and is serviced by regular QantasLink, Brindabella Airlines and Virgin Blue fl ights, just 40minutes from Sydney. For more information and to book any of these new activities contact the Greater Port Macquarie Visitor Information Centre on 1300 303 155 or book on-line at www.portmacquarieinfo.com.au. For mid-year ‘Put the Cold on Hold’ specials including accommodation for $135per night in a two-bedroom apartment at Ki-Ea, go to www.portmacquariewinter.com.au Top Left: Port Jet Top Right: Sea Acres Bush Tucker Tours HOLID A YS AWAY • WINTER 2009 19 About JUCY Having launched in January 2002 in New Zealand, Jucy Rentals is one of Australasia’s fastest growing independent rental companies. Founded by brothers Tim & Dan Alpe, Jucy has grown from 35 cars to a fl eet of over 2000 vehicles. Jucy currently employs 85 vibrant youthful staff members in offi ces throughout New Zealand and Australia. Jucy expanded into the Australian market in 2008 bringing the vibrant Jucy crib campervan to streets all over Australia. Jucy Australia is located in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Cairns. Jucy New Zealand is located in Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown.