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YOU NEED A HOLIDAY! Get out of doors. Up amongst the Lakes and MountainsThe Grandest of Nature’s Pleasure Grounds are open to you. fp y vif f f ** w mw mh* y yy^r l w hi vf** ■» -* The Rotorua Geyserland. The Great Southern Lakes. The Southern Alps Wonderland. The Fiordland National Park. New Zealand’s Great Scenic Rentes and Recreation Resorts are within very easy reach. Holiday Fares, Cheap Tourist Excursion Tickets over the Government Railways. Moderate Tariffs at Government Hotels, Accommodation Houses and Spas. THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION IS NOW OPEN AT CHRISTCHURCH, AND REMAINS OPEN TILL APRIL NEXT. FOR THE INVALID. The over-worked, the ran-down, the rheumatic, the dyspeptic, there are marvellous curative hot Mineral Springs of Rotorua, To Aroha and Hanmer. Excellent Government bathing-establishments. Modern balneological equipment. Government medical officers and masseurs. FOR THE SIGHT-SEER, There are the strange thermal spectacles of the Hot Lakes Region—boiling Lakes and streams, spouting geysers, and myriads of boiling springs and pools, fumaroles, etc., besides the picturesque Maori life of the beautiful Lakeland. THERE ARE Wonderful Limestone Caves, the Waitomo & Ruakuri caverns of the “ King ” Country —huge subterranean halls, rich with lovely stalactites. There are enchanting water and woodland excursions at LAKE WVAIiELjAJEIBIIMEO.AjN'A, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF THE NORTH ISLAND LAKES. THEBE ARE MAGNIFICENT ALPINE~LAND ■expeditions from the Mt. Cook “ Hermitage,” in the heart of the great Southern Mountain chain—enormous glaciers ; numberless grand snowy mountains for the climber ; remarkable and luxuriant Alpine flora. THERE ARE COUNTLESS BEAUTIES in the great Southern Lake-Land country—glorious blue lakes, walled by lofty mountains, fringed by rich forests, and strewn with wooded islets. WAKATfiPU,. TE ANAU, MANAPOURI, RANK AMONG THE LOVELIEST WATER-SHEETS IN THE WORLD. There is no finer summer walking-tour than the route through the Fiordland National Park, from Lake Te Anau to Aliltord Sound—an easy journey by canon, forest, mountain-pass and lake, through inconceivably magnificent scenery. There are grand CJACH DRIVES through scenes of wild and thrilling beauty, down the Buller Gorge to the *WEI£IT COAST, with its lovely lakes and forests and unique glaciers, and across the Alpine divide from Westland to Canterbury, by way of the Otira-Pass. ALL INFORMATION concerning these aud other holiday-routes and resorts in the colony, sport, spas, cost of transit and accommodation, is furnished Free of Charge by the N.Z. Department of Tourist and Health Resorts. Head Office ; PANAMA STREET, WELLINGTON. Melbourne, 289 Collins Street. ■— Sydney, 339 George Street. Branch Information Offices at Auckland, Rotorna, Te Aroha, Wairoa (H B.), Christchurch, Hanmer Hot Springs, Dunedin, Invercargill, and Queenstown. Ask for the Department’s “ Itinerary op Travel.” T. E. DONNE, General Manager, Wellington, N.Z.

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Page 11 Advertisements Column 1, Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 43, 22 December 1906

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Page 11 Advertisements Column 1 Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 43, 22 December 1906