New Zealand in Ultimate Luxury

Bay of Islands, Taupo, Hawkes Bay, Christchurch & Glenorchy

From £20200 Per person in low season
From £28700 Per person in high season

based on 17 nights inc. flights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

Price based on 2 people sharing.

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At a Glance

  • Explore New Zealand from the comfort of New Zealand's most exclusive Super Lodges

  • Enjoy sublime food, exceptional service, sumptuous accommodation - the utmost luxury in every respect

  • Each property sits in an entirely unique location, from wild cliff tops and rolling farmland to beside roaring rivers and crystal clear lakes

  • The possibilities for activity are endless at each Lodge, with fly fishing, golf, wine tasting, horse riding, hiking and helicopter flights just a taste of what is on offer

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The climate in New Zealand is incredibly pleasant, with warm and balmy summers and cold crisp winter months with wonderful clear, blue skies. The warmer high-season months of November to April are perfect for outdoor exploration. The colder months of June to August are the best time to ski.

Both North and South Islands are drier on the east coast, rather than on the west, where mountain ranges act as a trap for the moisture-rich winds from the Tasman Sea. It is also worth remembering that it is usually a few degrees cooler on the South Island than the North Island and as New Zealand has a maritime climate, the weather can change rapidly.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday.

Itinerary

Discover the very best of New Zealand and opt to stay at some of the famous 'Super Lodges'. Whether they are on the edge of a crystal-clear lake, on the banks of a river, or amongst rolling fields or native forest, the locations are nothing less than spectacular.

  1. Fly to Kerikeri (via Auckland)

  2. Days 1-5: Kerikeri

    Start your holiday in the Bay of Islands, staying at the luxurious clifftop Kauri Cliffs. Set on 6,000 acres near Matauri Bay in Northland, Kauri Cliffs offers guests 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, is home to a par 72 championship golf course and offers a huge range of onsite activities. Discover the varied wildlife of the Bay of Islands on an exhilarating adventure cruise or visit the Waitangi Treaty House to learn about the history of Aotearoa. During your time in the Bay of Islands we have included a VIP Heli tour up to New Zealand’s most northerly point, Cape Reinga where you will be awed by the grandeur of the mighty Kauri trees, the expanse of Ninety Mile Beach and the mystique of Cape Reinga.

    Accommodation: Kauri Cliffs (4 nights)

  3. Days 5-8: Taupo

    Fly from Kerikeri back to Auckland before enjoying a scenic transfer south through the rolling farmlands of the Waikato past the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua to Taupo, the home of New Zealand’s largest lake and your base for the next few nights.  You’ll be staying at Huka Lodge hidden away on the banks of the pristine Waikato River on eight acres of private parkland. A haven of hospitality and tranquillity, Huka Lodge offers a collection of luxurious suites and cottages as well as a variety of activities from adrenalin pumping white water rafting along the Huka River to sailing and horse riding.  You may like to hike the famous Tongariro Crossing – one of the worlds best day walks or try your hand at fly fishing, a popular activity in the area. We have included an exhilarating scenic flight over the powerful Huka Falls and the colourful volcanic region of Wai-O-tapu allowing you to fully appreciate the volcanic landscape of the central north island. Your flight will continue out into the Bay of Plenty to the active geological White Island where you will have the opportunity to land on the moon-like crater floor – a once in a lifetime experience to stand on an active volcano.

    Accommodation: Huka Lodge (3 nights)

  4. Days 8-11: Hawkes Bay

    Transfer to the Eastern Cape of the North Island to Hawkes Bay, staying at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers.  Overlooking the endless Pacific Ocean and set in over 6000 acres of rolling pastures, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers expertly blends a boutique lodge, a 71-par golf course, an indulgent spa as well as a multitude of activities.  From the stunning infinity pool and jacuzzi to the spacious suites offering panoramic views over the farm and Pacific Ocean, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers defines indulgence. Spend your time here sampling some of the regions vintage wines on a guided vineyard tour or opt to enjoy a private picnic on one of the farms clifftops before enjoying a private dinner on the deck as the sun goes down – the options are endless.

    Accommodation: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers (3 nights)

  5. Days 11-14: Akaroa

    From the magnificent North Island to the sensational South where, just a short drive from Christchurch, you will find the elegant Annandale. Set amid a rugged landscape of hills and bays on the Banks Peninsula, this hidden gem sits on a 4000-acre farm in one of the countries most spectacular coastal locations. Offering unique private villas of various sizes and styles along with the option to either self-cater or enjoy the services of a private chef, Annandale offers exclusivity, privacy and luxury not to mention spectacular views in every direction. From Annandale you can explore the Canterbury region at your leisure. Why not opt to explore New Zealand’s only French Settlement the neighbouring town of Akaroa or enjoy a scenic hot air balloon flight over the Canterbury Plains. For a once in a lifetime experience you might like to take a day trip aboard the TranzAlpine train as it journeys from Christchurch through the heart of the Southern Alps to the mountain village of Arthurs Pass before returning.

    Accommodation: Annandale (3 nights)

  6. Days 14-18: Glenorchy

    Finally, travel to the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown for a stay at the lakeside retreat Blanket Bay. Framed by the azure waters of Lake Wakatipu and the jagged mountainous landscape of Mt Aspiring National Park, Blanket Bay, set just outside the bustling town of Queenstown offers the same exceptional views, yet without the crowds. Relax in on of the lodge’s cosy lounges with a glass of local wine admiring the picture-postcard views or opt to enjoy one of the activities, Queenstown is famed for. We’ve included two activities during your stay in Queenstown. On your first day enjoy a privately guided orientation tour showcasing the highlights of this town allowing you to best plan how to spend your time here as well as a privately guided tour and tasting at some of Central Otago’s award-winning wineries. The rest of your time is at leisure and you may like to include a scenic helicopter flight to Doubtful Sound in Fiordland or choose to enjoy a leisurely cycle around the tranquil Lake Wakatipu. However, you choose to spend your time in Queenstown make sure to take in the surreal surroundings before flying home.

    Accommodation: Blanket Bay (4 nights)

  7. Fly home from Queenstown (via Auckland)

Experiences

  • Cape Reinga private Helicopter Tour

    The Cape Reinga tour is for those who wish to spend time enjoying the magnificent natural wonders of the North. You will be over-awed by the grandeur of the mighty Kauri trees, the expanse of Ninety Mile Beach and the mystique of Cape Reinga.

  • Private Boutique Wine Tour of Central Otago

    Tailored exactly to your needs and wishes, this privately guided winery tour is designed especially for the discerning wine lover in mind.

  • Private Queenstown Full Day Sightseeing

    Discover the South Island in a full day’s expedition in luxury SUV. Explore the regions varied attractions on this private tour with experienced guide.

  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds Entrance Ticket

    The Waitangi Treaty Grounds, overlooking the Bay of Islands, is New Zealand's pre-eminent historic site. It is a place of belonging and enjoyment that is central to the life of the nation and special to all New Zealanders.

  • White Island and Mount Tarawera Active Volcano Tour (Shared)

    The incredible colours of the Wai-O-tapu and Waimangu geothermal valleys unfold below as you fly over this volcanic region to the active Whakaari to explore its moon-like landscape on foot.

Location

Bay of Islands, Taupo, Hawkes Bay, Christchurch & Glenorchy

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday.

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