As well as offering a laid back and relaxing escape to this magnificent country, you will stay in some of the world’s best luxury lodges, full of character and charm, and embark on several once-in-a-lifetime experiences with expert local guides, as you uncover a different side of New Zealand.
Start your adventure holiday in New Zealand in the “City of Sails”, Auckland where you’ll take the first day to acclimatise to your new time zone before the adventures begin. Discover Auckland’s best spots with your local guide as you explore Auckland’s largest volcano, oldest park, picturesque North Shore village and most beautiful black sand beach on the West Coast. You’ll the fly to North Island’s Taupo where some forty rivers and streams tumble into its picturesque lake. Fishing in Taupo is popular among locals, as are many other water sports. which is a popular destination for locals due to the excellent fishing and water sports. After three nights, you will continue to Hawke’s Bay to stay on the renowned The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, where the views over the Pacific Ocean are unrivalled. Experience the best of the Bay’s delicious food, wine and meet the local artists of this idyllic region.
From Hawkes Bay, there is a short drive to Wairarapa, where the legendary Wharekauhau Country Estate awaits you for two nights. This working sheep station will delight and give you an insight into New Zealand’s legendary farming heritage. Travel by car and flight to reach the Garden City, Christchurch, where you will have the chance to spot Hector’s Dolphins, penguins and fur seals on a leisurely cruise around the iconic harbour. Saving the best till last on your New Zealand adventure trip, you final four days will be spent in Queenstown where you’ll take a scenic helicopter flight over snow-capped southern alps of Milford Sound, before landing on deserted beach and see Lake Wakatipu from above. For wannabe sommeliers we have a Queenstown wine tour up our sleeves, planning visits to the world-class wineries in Gibbston Valley, Bannockburn and Lowburn, each with their own unique terroir.
With expansive views over Wairemata Harbour and Wynyard Quarter’s Lighter Basin, the Park Hyatt is a sophisticated waterfront residence in the heart of Auckland. Guest rooms have been skilfully styled to incorporate Maori accents such as custom designed tukutuku panels and rugs made from New Zealand Wool.
Considered to be one of the most iconic retreats, the Huka Lodge is set in 17 acres of magnificent, manicured gardens. Built in the 1920’s, it has been welcoming guests looking for a peaceful and tranquil getaway due its unrivalled location on the banks of Waikato River.
Those looking to spend time together need not look further than this luxury lodge in Hawke's Bay. Set in 6,000 rolling acres of stunning farmland and pastureland, the Farm at Cape Kidnappers has spectacular views over the nearby Pacific Ocean. The main lodge overlooks the working farm and the Spa offers personalised treatments.
Harking back to the grandeur of the Edwardian era, the Wharekauhau Country Estate is located on a 5,000-acre working farm and offers to its guests a unique experience in “Farm to Table” dining as everything is sourced from its own gardens and the surrounding area.
A beautiful Victorian mansion set amid a rural setting with views of an ancient volcano on one side, Otahuna Lodge invites guests to embrace their sense of wonder and discovery. With only seven suites, guest can expect a discreet and private experience coupled with impeccable service and outstanding cuisine.
Within a stone’s throw from the waters of Lake Wakatipu, the Eichardt’s Private Hotel is a Queenstown icon and a Category 2 historical site. Offering the finest in service and luxurious guest rooms, this is the place to stay in the city.
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