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A luxury tour of New Zealand
This 14-night itinerary takes you around some of the highlights of New Zealand in utmost style and luxury, exploring epic cities such as Auckland and Christchurch while also taking in natural wonders. This is a fabulous trip for food and wine lovers, too, with incredible dining experiences and visits to local producers including word-renowned vineyards.
Auckland | Taupo | Hawkes Bay | Christchurch | Wanaka | Queenstown
Day 1: Arrival Auckland
After landing, meet your driver for transfer to the sophisticated waterfront Park Hyatt in the world’s largest Polynesian city.
Day 2: Auckland
Take a spectacular helicopter flight over Rangitoto and Motutapu then an exclusive tour of three of Waiheke's top wine producers.
Day 3: Auckland to Taupo
Transfer to the iconic retreat of Huka Lodge via Waitomo, touring the famous glow-worm cave at Footwhistle.
Day 4: Taupo
Hike to Kawakawa in the Western Bays for lunch and wines aboard a cruiser, trout fishing and clay target shooting.
Day 5: Taupo to Hawkes Bay
Enjoy the drive to the luxury lodge The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, stopping off at Craggy Range Winery for lunch.
Day 6: Hawkes Bay
See rare, endangered kiwi in in the pine forests surrounding the lodge and help your guide monitor the chicks.
Day 7: Hawkes Bay
Experience a spiritual welcome into the world of the Maori, spending time with some of them talking about their lives.
Day 8: Hawkes Bay to Christchurch
Fly to South Island’s largest city to check in at New Zealand's biggest private historic residence, Otahuna Lodge.
Day 9: Christchurch
Be enlightened by a private city tour, then return to the lodge for an interactive cooking class with the chef.
Day 10: Christchurch to Wanaka
Take a flight then a helicopter ride to Minaret Station Alpine Lodge in the wilderness of the Southern Alps.
Day 11: Wanaka
Explore majestic glaciers, fiords and waterfalls by helicopter, enjoying a gourmet picnic lunch at one of your stop-offs.
Day 12: Wanaka to Queenstown
From Queenstown, transfer to nearby Matakauri Lodge, an alpine lakeside retreat nestled in a native forest with glorious mountain views.
Day 13: Queenstown
Take a full-day tour of the city, including a visit to historic Arrowtown and a tasting at a winery.
Day 14: Queenstown
Explore at your leisure; options include bungee-jumping, skydiving, cycling to vineyards and a heritage steamboat trip.
Day 15: Departure
Say goodbye to New Zealand as you transfer from Matakauri Lodge to the airport in time for your flight home.
To book your trip to New Zealand with full financial protection and to see the full itinerary, contact your Travel Counsellor today.
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