Indulge in the luxuries of New Zealand and get a taste of our nation, in an all-embracing tour of both islands. Immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings, ease and unwind in some of the most exclusive settings.
Relax surrounded by beautiful vineyards, olive groves and small white sandy beaches on Waiheke Island. Fly South to Wanaka and Queenstown and marvel at the unique landscapes of rugged snow-capped mountains, glacier lakes and clear blue rivers, deep gorges and tussock-clad hills.Plan Your Tour
Exclusive chauffeured tour 6 nights
Category: Relaxation, Active
Location: North and South Island
Accommodation: 5* Premium Lodges
Next Departure: Departs Daily
LOCATION AND HIGHLIGHTS:
Day 1: Auckland Arrival- Ferry to Waiheke Island
(Airport concierge service and transfer, Day to your own leisure)
Day 2: Waiheke Island
(White sand beaches, Private gourmet food and wine tour)
Day 3: Auckland - domestic flight to Queenstown - Wanaka
(Central Otago area tour, Crown Range )
Day 4: Wanaka
(4WD scenic hills tour on private high country station with spectacular scenery, Or: Heli Picnic at Middle Earth Waterfalls)
Day 5: Wanaka - Queenstown
(Scenic helicopter flight to Milford Sound and landing on snow, Or: Scenic flight/cruise/flight to Milford Sound)
Day 6: Queenstown
(Dart River wilderness jet-boating Or: Hike Routeburn track)
Day 7: Queenstown departure
Enjoy exclusive facilities chosen for their premium quality, warm hospitality, and located in the most quaint and stunning scenery that New Zealand can offer.
Waiheke Island - Delamore Lodge: Tucked away in the secluded Owhanake Bay on the picturesque Waiheke Island, Delamore Lodge offers one of the most stunning luxury accommodation in the Auckland region. Moulded around the hillside to resemble the shape of a Maori fish hook, Delamore Lodge offers supreme cliff top views and unsurpassed luxury service. Whether you need a romantic weekend away or are planning a honeymoon the Lodge will ensure you have a memorable stay.
Or: Waiheke Island - The Boatshed: Chic luxury Waiheke accommodation, sitting just above the sun-drenched bay and white sandy beaches of Oneroa, a hip small luxury hotel in the true sense. Its casual and elegant atmosphere working in perfect harmony with its seaside location.Designer luxury hotel suites, each totally private with panoramic ocean views. Walk on the beach, read a book in the sun, relax and be pampered.
Wanaka - Mahu Whenua: This luxurious high-country homestead is located in the South Island, just 20 minutes drive from Wanaka or 10 minutes by helicopter from Queenstown. As a Mahu Whenua guest, you will enjoy total privacy, unforgettable experiences and exquisite food and wine in a setting which spans over 55,000 hectares (550sq km or 200sq miles) of majestic beauty – towering mountains, lush green valleys, native bush, forests and meandering rivers.
Or: Wanaka - Silverpine Lodge: This spacious, elegant, hosted wilderness retreat is poised on a mountain bluff overlooking Lake Hawea and features back-country New Zealand hospitality with acclaimed cuisine and an excellent wine list. The lodge is made of earth, stone, and native New Zealand timber. Surrounded by uninterrupted views of stunning New Zealand scenery, Silverpine Lodge offers an elegant luxurious outdoor experience indoors.
Queenstown/Glenorchy - Blanket Bay: Nestled amidst rugged snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps on the shores of Lake Wakatipu is New Zealand’s finest Lodge – Blanket Bay. Here we celebrate the art of pure relaxation. This is one of New Zealand's Ultimate Alpine Escapes and voted as one of the worlds best luxury lodges. Wyuna Staion is a sheep, cattle and deer farm, historically a part of the original Rees station that occupied the entire eastern side of Lake Wakatipu and beyond.
Or: Queenstown - Azur Lodge: A distinctively contemporary Luxury Lodge located on the Hilltop overlooking some of the most spectacular scenery in Queenstown. Each identical villa is open plan living and incorporating a lounge, dining area, a private sun deck with a choice of either a king or twin beds dressed in luxury linen to promise an exceptional sleep experience. Soak up the spectacular unobstructed views from the bathtub, which has been set into a bay window to give you a feeling of being outdoors.
Rated as the third most liveable city in the world, Auckland is a place where a vibrant city style and spectacular landscapes go hand in hand.
Waiheke is a haven of beautiful vineyards, olive groves and beaches, all just a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland. In landscape, lifestyle and experience, Waiheke is a world away. The white sandy beaches at Oneroa, Palm Beach and Onetangi slope gently down into the Hauraki Gulf and are perfect for swimming, kayaking, or having a picnic.
Accommodation: Waiheke Island
Enjoy wine tastings at our best boutique wineries, the secrets of Waiheke's stunning worldwide success in fine red wines will be revealed to the interested visitor. You'll learn which are the vintages to look out for and be able to purchase the best for your cellar direct from the vineyards. A natural complement to the fine wines you can taste on your tour is the range of hand-made speciality foods and locally grown produce. As well as the many international award-winning olive oils, you can sample island delights such as succulent oysters straight from Te Matuku Bay, freshly roasted island coffee, wild honey and the famous local green herb spread.
Or: EcoZip Adventures offers state-of-the-art flying fox zip lines and an eco-immersive forest walk on breathtaking Waiheke Island, for nature lovers of all ages.
Or: Bike, hike around this stunning Island, enjoy tranquil seaside strolls or vigorous coastal cliff top walks. Luxury travel magazines have named this paradise one of the best Islands in the world.
Accommodation: Waiheke Island
Central Otago is New Zealand’s fastest growing wine region and also it's most scenic. From the beautiful scenic centre of Queenstown on Lake Wakatipu to the beautiful scenic centre of Wanaka on Lake Wanaka by way of the Crown Range, the highest main road in New Zealand which offers some fascinating views.
Located in the spectacular Alps of the South Island, visitors from around the world are drawn to the Wanaka region by its outstanding beauty. The stunning mountain and lakeside setting and proximity to Mt Aspiring National Park make it the ultimate base for outdoor activities. There’s an energy, a feeling that sets Wanaka apart, inspiring you to discover and explore.
Summer is perfect for jet-boating, kayaking, and rafting, and in winter the snow-covered mountains, attract skiers and snowboarders from around the globe to three world-class ski fields. Spring is the time to get out and explore the tracks and trails, while autumn is renowned for being the most colourful of the seasons.
Accommodation: Wanaka or Lake Hawea
In the morning experience the rugged beauty and solitude of the spectacular high country, with this exclusive 4WD journey exploring a historic New Zealand sheep, cattle and deer farm. Maori and European historic sites, pure mountain air and breath-taking scenery. As braided river valleys, native beech forests and lush alpine meadows give way to the dramatic glaciated Southern Alps, the pure beauty of the scenery pushes daily pressures a million miles away.
Part of Te Wahipounamu - Southwest New Zealand World Heritage Area, Mt Aspiring National Park is an area of unrivalled natural beauty and host to hundreds of hiking tracks, rock climbing routes and trout fishing rivers, all within easy reach of Lake Wanaka. At its heart is Mt Aspiring, the park’s highest mountain at 3,027m and known to early Maori as ‘Tititea’ or ‘glistening peak’.
Or: Take a Heli Tour to the Middle Earth Waterfalls for a picnic you’ll never forget. Fly through the Moonlight saddle and over the Richardson Mountains to Mt Earnslaw, past the blue ice of the hanging glacier before descending to land on the valley floor, over 1000-metres below. Enjoy an unforgettable picnic under the numerous waterfalls and dramatic hanging glacier.
Accommodation: Wanaka or Lake Hawea
Queenstown which is the Southern Hemisphere’s premier four season lake and alpine resort. Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown’s stunning scenery is inspiring and revitalizing. The region is renowned for incredible adventure activities and spectacular outdoor terrain. Queenstown has transformed into a sophisticated cosmopolitan town, with a permanent buzz. where you’ll find a fantastic choice of restaurants, a lively bar scene and excellent shopping.
Leaving Queenstown behind we helicopter west towards the head of Lake Wakatipu. At the top of the lake, we fly past ice shelves, waterfalls and enjoy a mountain landing on snow. We then continue on through Fiordland National Park to the remote West coast and experience a beach landing. Here beside the Tasman Sea you can soak up the fresh salt air with vast ocean views and generally warmer temperatures. Excellent opportunities for lots of photos too! Leaving the beach we fly over beautiful subtropical rainforest to Milford Sound, the 8th Natural Wonder of the World.
Or: Scenic flight/cruise/flight to Milford Sound.
Accommodation: Queenstown or Glenorchy
In the morning you will be visiting the tiny settlement of Glenorchy. This is one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand and used for a favourite location in several Hollywood film productions and commercials around the world.
Take a jet boat experience through Paradise Valley. Your Wilderness Jet boat trip is an exhilarating and spectacular journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park with the only jet boat operator allowed on the Dart River. The sheer diversity of what’s on offer means you experience a unique combination of breath-taking scenery matched with exciting jet boating on braided, glacier-fed rivers. Highly informative guides add the personal touch, talking about the area’s history, the Greenstone trail and Maori legends. Walk amongst ancient beech forest unchanged for 80 million years and view the scenic backgrounds for many Middle Earth movie scenes. An authentic New Zealand experience in an untouched world.
Or: The Routeburn Track is a world-renowned tramping hiking track. The track is usually completed by starting on the Queenstown side of the Southern Alps, at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu, and finishing on the Te Anau side, at the Divide, several kilometres from the Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound.
Accommodation: Queenstown or Glenorchy
Your private chauffeur will take you to your departing flight at Queenstown airport.