• 21 Days , 2 Countries , 8 Cities
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There aren’t many places on this planet where travelers are so well catered for – in terms of both man-made enticements and splendors of the natural realm. Bigger than the UK, with one-fourteenth the population, and filling in the gaps are sublime forests, mountains, lakes, beaches and fiords that have made NZ one of the best hiking (locals call it ‘tramping’) destinations on Earth. It’s renowned worldwide for having a relaxed, friendly, spacious and outdoor adventure lifestyle (think sport, walks, BBQs, and beaches). When you combine this adventurous outlook with a stunning backdrop you start to see why travelers rate New Zealand as the action/adventure/adrenalin capital of the world! New Zealand’s people (known as “Kiwis”) are well known for their welcoming and accepting nature
Countries Visited New Zealand,
Places Visited Waiheke Island, , Matauri Bay, Taupō, Blenheim, South Island, Akaroa
Suggested Duration 21 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours
  • DAY 1

    Waiheke Island

    Kia Ora and Welcome to New Zealand!

    You will be picked up at the airport by your driver and taken to the Ferry Terminal where a private water taxi will be waiting for you. The water taxi will then take you to Waiheke Island and your accommodation for the next three nights. On the island you will find galleries, craft boutiques, cafes and restaurants. The island is also famous for its beautifully located, high-quality vineyards and perfect white sandy beaches.

    Today's dinner is included at the Hotel, so you can just relax after the long journey. If time permits, we recommend a jet lag recovery massage at the Hotel as well.

    What's included?

    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
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  • DAY 2

    Waiheke Island

    Today you will have the opportunity to visit some of the island's famous vineyards on an exclusive tasting tour.

    Indulge your passion for fine wine in this tour to three of Waiheke's best vineyards. Taste a selection of premium wines and learn more from the winemaker. You will be accompanied by one of our experienced guides, who have all completed a Bob Campbell Wine Diploma. Choose from Cable Bay, Mudbrick, Obsidian, Stonyridge, Kennedy Point and Jurassic Ridge and finish with an excellent lunch in one of the lovely restaurants. If you are interested in buying wine, we can also arrange a visit to other vineyards not normally open to the public, such as Destiny Bay.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 3

    Waiheke Island

    Today is at your free disposal. We recommend an excursion to Wild on Waiheke.

    Otherwise your hotel offers a variety of activities.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 4

    Matauri Bay

    Today you will return to Auckland by private water taxi to pick up your rental car. You leave the big city of Auckland behind and travel along the "Hibiscus Coast" to the scenic and very diverse charming Northland. The route is often surrounded by impressive New Zealand Christmas trees ("Pohutukawa"). After passing through Whangarei, the heart of the Northland region, you will reach the picturesque Bay of Islands in the subtropical north in the afternoon.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 5

    Matauri Bay (Golfing)

    Today you have the opportunity to play a round of golf. Kauri Cliff's golf course is currently ranked 39th in the 100 best golf courses in the world. Fifteen holes show the Pacific Ocean, six of which are played along cliffs that plunge into the sea.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 6

    Matauri Bay

    Today is at your free disposal. Your accommodation offers several activities, from Mountain biking, tennis lessons, horse riding, cultural tours, scenic helicopter tours, Bay of Islands Sightseeing Cruises and much more!

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 7

    Taupo

    Today you will drive to the Bay of Islands Airport where you will drop off your rental car and catch your domestic flight to Taupo. Once in Taupo your driver will pick you up and take you to nearby Huka Lodge.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Flight Flight
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  • DAY 8

    Taupo

    Today is at your free disposal.

    We recommend exploring the nearby Tongariro National Park, a paradise for hikers or a round of golf at Kinloch Golf Club.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 9

    Blenheim

    Your driver will take you to Taupo Airport, where you will board your domestic flight to Blenheim, in the Marlborough region. Once you arrive at the airport you will pick up your rental car and drive to your accommodation.

    Wine-growing in this region began in the 1970s when Montana Wines in Auckland was looking for new land. The composition of the earth, high sunshine duration, a long autumn and cold winter, are excellent conditions for a first class wine, especially for Sauvignon Blanc.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Flight Flight
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  • DAY 10

    Abel Tasman National Park

    Today you will drive to your next accommodation for the next two nights. There are many opportunities to taste wine along the way and we recommend a stop in Nelson, the town with the most hours of sunshine in the country. It's known for local arts and crafts stores, and art galleries.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 11

    Abel Tasman National Park

    We recommend an excursion to the Abel Tasman National Park today. The national park was named after the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman, who discovered it in 1642. Here you will find the most enchanting beaches, which are perfect for sunbathing, as well as for a boat trip along the coastline with its many bays, wide beaches and small islands. Not to forget the beauty of the caves in the Abel Tasman National Park. Enjoy the trip along the coastline with its many coves, extensive beaches and small offshore islands. The unique coastal landscape is especially popular for hiking.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 12

    Akaroa

    After the drive back to Nelson you will board your domestic flight to Christchurch. Once you arrive at Christchurch airport, you will be picked up by your driver and taken to your next accommodation.

    Set in a picturesque private bay with dark gravel and azure blue water you'll find the modern Seascape. The buildings stone walls and glass façade add another dimension to the landscape. From the inside it looks as if you are floating on the open sea, safely surrounded by luxury and modern comfort. Outside, dolphins and seals often cavort in the sparkling water, just you and the tussock grass to watch them.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Flight Flight
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  • DAY 13

    Akaroa

    Your accommodation offers activities, from cooking classes, a farm tour, nature cruises and much more!

    We would be happy to organize a day trip for you!

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 14

    Akaroa

    Today is at your free disposal.

    Only a 30-minute drive from Annandale Homestead is the French-influenced city of Akaroa. Nestled in the middle of an ancient and extinct volcano, which is now a huge and picturesque bay, the streets are lined with cafes, bistros and quirky shops. A range of water sports activities start at the main jetty: day cruises fishing and diving charters, dolphin watching and swimming, penguin sightings, water skiing, kayaking, jet boating and much more!

    We would be happy to assist you in organizing a day trip to this lively and historic place.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 15

    Lake Wanaka

    You will be taken to Christchurch Airport today to board your plane to Queenstown. From Queenstown Airport you will be transferred by helicopter to Minaret Station Alpine Lodge, which is only accessible by helicopter.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Flight Flight
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  • DAY 16

    Lake Wanaka

    Today is at your free disposal.

    Two special experiences are the Fiordland Heli Traverse or Minaret Station’s West Coast Discovery scenic flight. Both options are phenomenal and very special day experiences, which we would be happy to organize for you.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 17

    Lake Wanaka

    A wonderful option for today are the breathtaking hiking trails right on the doorstep of your accommodation.

    The glacial valley floor where the lodge is located has an altitude of 3,000 feet, exactly where the golden tussock grasses begin to mix with the subalpine shrubs and wildflowers of the mountain daisies. Guides are available to provide informative hikes or leisurely excursions through the lodge area, ranging from a gentle stroll over nearby waterfalls to more challenging climbs from the valley floor.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 18

    Lake Wanaka

    A helicopter will bring you to your next accommodation. Enjoy the beautiful views along the way.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Flight Flight
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  • DAY 19

    Lake Wanaka

    Another highlight awaits you today!

    You will be picked up from your accommodation in the morning and a helicopter will take you to Fiordland National Park, New Zealand's largest National Park. Hardly any landscape better embodies the term wilderness than Fiordland.

    Your helicopter flight takes you through glacial valleys to Milford Sound, where you land on the Fiordland Jewel for an exclusive boat trip.

    With the experienced crew you will discover Milford Sound, one of the most beautiful fjords in the world, which the writer Rudyard Kipling once called the "eighth wonder of the world". Steep towering mountains, wildly romantic gorges and magnificent waterfalls. To the west, 14 fjords reach deep into the forests of a rugged Alpine landscape. Not far away, snow-covered mountain peaks rise above alpine grass mats up to 2700 m. With a bit of luck, you will encounter seals, penguins and dolphins.

    Let the crew spoil you at lunch. The cook on board offers seasonal dishes of the region, including lobster, crab and blue cod.

    Pack your swimsuit in case you venture into the icy waters of Milford Sound. Otherwise, Fiordland Jewel has a Jacuzzi on the upper deck where you can relax and enjoy the view.

    In the afternoon the helicopter will take you back to your accommodation.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
    • Flight Flight
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  • DAY 20

    Lake Wanaka

    Today is at your free disposal.

    Your accommodation offers a wide range of activities including cooking classes, bicycle tours, horseback riding, spa, wildlife tours, kayaking, golf, etc.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 21

    Queenstown

    Today you will be transferred from the your hotel to Queenstown Airport (car transfer), from where your return flight departs. We hope you enjoyed your time in the land of the long white cloud.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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The rate is based on 5-star accommodation
Price excluding international flights
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What’s Included?

  • 20 nights hotel accommodation
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All services on private basis
  • All services by deluxe non-smoking vehicle
  • Entrance fees to all mentioned sites and museums
  • Professional English speaking guides/assistance for all services
  • Flight rates are NOT included in our rates

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Visit the Waiheke Island
    • Indulge your passion for fine wine in this tour to three of Waiheke’s best vineyards
  • Visit the Matauri Bay
    • Travel along the “Hibiscus Coast” to the scenic and very diverse charming Northland
    • Play golf at Kauri Cliff’s golf course, which is currently ranked 39th in the 100 best golf courses in the world.
  • Visit Taupo
  • Visit Blenheim, in the Marlborough region
  • Excursion to the Abel Tasman National Park
  • Visit Akaroa
    • Your accommodation In Akaroa offers activities, from cooking classes, a farm tour, nature cruises and much more!
  • Stay at Lake Wanaka
    • Helicopter will take you to Fiordland National Park, New Zealand’s largest National Park.
    • Helicopter flight takes you through glacial valleys to Milford Sound
    • Land on the Fiordland Jewel for an exclusive boat trip. You will discover Milford Sound, one of the most beautiful fjords in the world, which the writer Rudyard Kipling once called the “eighth wonder of the world”.
    • Helicopter will take you back to your accommodation after the boat trip.