based on 14 nights & selected experiences
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Price based on 2 people sharing.
Showcasing the most luxurious and exclusive properties in New Zealand
Combines the highlights of both the North and South Islands
A perfect itinerary for those looking for luxury, seclusion, stunning landscapes and exceptional cuisine
From islands and lakes, to mountains and cliff tops, the location of each hotel is spectacular and quintessentially Kiwi
Navigate your way through both islands at your own pace, or ask us to arrange a private driver throughout
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.
Explore both islands of New Zealand from the comfort of the most luxurious properties, taking in amazing sights, from wild forests and glassy lakes to azure-blue glaciers and rolling hills, on the holiday of a lifetime.
On arrival in New Zealand board the ferry in Auckland crossing the Hauraki Gulf to Waiheke Island. This tiny island has a wonderful, laid back atmosphere, popular as a weekend retreat from Auckland and fast becoming one of the North Islands most reputable wine-producing regions. Your accommodation whilst on Waiheke is the boutique seaside property, The Boatshed – a contemporary hotel inspired by the traditional boatsheds of the 1900’s that scattered New Zealand’s shores. Offering panoramic views over the ocean from all rooms as well as freestanding baths and stylishly appointed suites and bungalows, the Boatshed is a welcome introduction to island life in New Zealand. Included in your Waiheke stay is a guided tour of some of the islands most prominent vineyards. Sample wine direct from the producers before enjoying a gourmet feast overlooking one of the islands may vineyards. Spend the rest of your time on this beautiful island enjoying the sophisticated al-fresco restaurants, visiting local artists’ studios and galleries or simply relaxing on one of the island’s deserted, golden beaches.
From here, return to the mainland by ferry, and travel down by car to Taupo for a stay at the fabulous Huka Lodge. Spread over eight hectares of private parkland on the bend of the mighty Waikato River, you are just ten minutes from Taupo and just over one hour from Rotorua. The views from the lodge are spectacular and the high level of service here makes it the ultimate hideaway. There is plenty of activities to enjoy too from visiting nearby hot springs, heading out on an exhilarating jet boat ride to Huka Falls, or trout fishing out on the river. We’ve included an exhilarating scenic helicopter tour over the volcanic White Island. Witness the colourful volcanic region of Wai-o-Tapu before landing on White Island for a guided walk around the dramatic moon- like crater floor.
Following your stay at Huka Lodge, drive down to the Hawkes Bay wine region, for a stay at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, a stunning, country property with incredible attention to detail and delicious food. Set in the most dramatic location atop cliffs that plunge into the Pacific, it is a superb property with a wealth of activities on offer, from hot air balloon flights to wine tasting, horse-riding to heli-fishing – the options are endless. Despite offering a wealth of activities to suit all the surrounding area of Hawkes Bay produced some of the nation’s best wine and for connoisseurs a bespoke tour of the local vineyards is a must.
Continue south towards the nations capital and the epicurean region – the Wairarapa. Your stay for the next two nights will be the luxurious Wharekauhau. Perched upon 3,000 acres of private land sandwiched between bountiful forests, rolling farmland and the wild coastline of Palliser Bay this lodge is famed country wide for offering a farm-to-table concept. For those interested in food craft, the lodge offers a wide range of food and wine activities for you to partake in and for those that seek adventure a plethora of activities from quad-biking to archery, clay shooting to golf are also available to partake whilst staying on the estate.
From Wharekauhau, fly across the Cook Strait to Nelson in the heart of the South Islands Tasman Marlborough Region. Your destination is Edenhouse, a small yet prestigious lodge situated within 48 acres of private gardens and perfectly positioned to explore both Nelson and the Abel Tasman National Park. Here you can explore the golden beaches and quite bays of Abel Tasman National Park by foot or kayak or hire bikes and cycle the vines along Nelson’s Great Taste Trail. Included is a unique cruise and heli tour where you will head into the national park admiring wildlife and beautiful scenery before enjoying a gourmet lunch on a private beach.
Your last destination on this stylish tour of New Zealand is just a short flight away, Queenstown in the heart of the South Island’s dramatic Southern Alps. Whilst this pretty alpine town is known for its extreme sports, there are plenty more relaxing things to do and it is also the gateway to the stunning Fiordland National Park. We’ve included a guided tour of the region’s best wineries – from boutique producers to large scale wineries, sample awards winning pinot noirs as you learn about the processes involved in wine making. Your accommodation whilst in Queenstown is the sophisticated Matakauri Lodge, a luxury Robertson Lodge perched on the shores of Lake Wakatipu that offers breath-taking views of Walter Peak and The Remarkables Mountain Range.
Waiheke Island located in Auckland’s Hauruki Gulf is renowned for its verdant vineyards, empty beaches and freshly caught seafood. Explore this island escape on a guided food and wine tour.
Tailored exactly to your needs and wishes, this privately guided winery tour is designed especially for the discerning wine lover in mind.
Discover the truly exceptional natural beauty of the Abel Tasman National Park and the rugged peaks of the Kahurangi National Park with a private cruise, 45-minute helicopter flight and lunch on the beach.
The remote and dramatically beautiful landscape of the West Coast, Fiordland and World Heritage Park are best discovered by helicopter, high above the rugged peaks, expansive waterways and pristine wildernesses of the region.
Enjoy a foodie experience like no other as you set sail on the Seafood Odyssea Cruise. Sample the best of Marlborough's seafood paired with some delicious regional wine. You will cruise past a salmon farm and learn about the local fishing industry.
The vineyards, olive groves and farmland of the Bridge Pa Triangle are yours to explore by bike, stopping as you wish to enjoy a wine tasting in the many wine estates of the area.
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Waiheke Island, Auckland and the Coromandel, New Zealand
Taupo, Central North Island, New Zealand
Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
Wairarapa, New Zealand
Nelson, Marlborough and Nelson, New Zealand
Queenstown, Central Otago and the Southern Lakes, New Zealand
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