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10 Day - Relaxing Luxury Tour

10 Day - Relaxing Luxury Tour

Recharge your batteries from your work stressed environment and indulge in the luxuries of New Zealand. On this vacation, the itinerary takes you to some of the most luxurious retreats in our country and you find yourself enjoying the finer things in life.

Spectacular helicopter rides, relaxing spa treatments and a choice of outdoor exploration are all in full effect. Immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings as you relax and unwind in the most exclusive settings.

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Highlights

Private, exclusive tour - 9 nights in 5* boutique hotel/lodges (Domestic flights, local private transfer or private driver-guide)

Day 1: Auckland Arrival - Ferry to Waiheke Island (Airport concierge and private transfer, Wine and food tour on Waiheke Island)
Day 2: Auckland – Domestic flight to Bay of Islands (private airport transfer, day for your own leisure)
Day 3: Bay of Island/Northland (Scenic charter flight/drive/walk to Cape Reinga)
Day 4: Bay of Islands – Domestic flight to Rotorua (Maori village and culture, Spa treatment at Resort)
Day 5: Rotorua – Day trip to Lake Taupo (wai-o-tapu geothermal area, Huka Falls)
Day 6: Rotorua – Domestic flight to Queenstown/SOUTH ISLAND (private airport transfer, day for your own leisure)
Day 7: Queenstown (Area tour, Glenorchy, Arrowtown, Kawarau Gorge, Onson Hot Pools)
Day 8: Queenstown (Scenic flight and cruise to Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park)
Day 9: Queenstown (Dart River wilderness jet boat safari)
Day 10: Queenstown departure (private airport transfer)

Prices: We recommend the following guidelines for customized tour packages, excluding international flights:
◦5* and 5*Plus from NZ$ $750 - $1650+ per person per day. The customized package will include accommodation, airport transfers and other transportation within New Zealand, guided tours or activities, unique experiences, trip planning, and 24X7 support during your trip. Please enquire for a custom quote. The price is customized based on final accommodation choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.

Day 1: Auckland Arrival - Ferry to Waiheke Island (Private gourmet food and winery tour)

You will be met on arrival at Auckland International Airport by your Aroha NZ Tours Representative, and transferred to your accommodation in our luxurious vehicle. In the morning take a ferry to Waiheke Island. The Island is renowned for its diversions from city life. Island life means beaches, arts and crafts shops, cafés/restaurants, world-renowned vineyards and olive-groves. We have organized a private wine-tour to the Island's most respected vineyards. A “small is beautiful” philosophy” yields low quantities of extremely high-quality fruit, which is made into internationally award-winning wines. With 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. 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.

Accommodation: Auckland - Hilton Hotel, Sofitel Hotel, De Bretts Hotel

Day 2: Auckland – Domestic flight to Bay of Islands (Day for your own leisure)

Private Pick up from you Inner City Hotel to the domestic Airport in Auckland where you will take a domestic flight to Keri Keri in the Bay of Islands. A taxi will await you and transfer you to your luxury Lodge accommodation. The Bay of Islands is a world-renowned holiday destination for deep sea and big game fishing as well as sailing and cruising throughout the many picture perfect islands, bays and coves. It is also known for its dolphin and whale watching, its secluded beaches, lush native bush walks, and historic attractions. It epitomises clean, green New Zealand. Russell is the first the first European settlement in New Zealand. Walk along the spectacular Paihia waterfront and Waitangi beach to the historic Waitangi Treaty grounds, the location of the signing of the peace treaty between the Maori and the British Crown in 1840.

Accommodation: Bay of Islands - Kauri Cliffs, Eagles Nest or Cloud 9 villa

Day 3: Bay of Island/Northland (Scenic charter flight/drive/walk to Cape Reinga)

For the morning we have arranged a Fly/Drive" ½ day tour to Cape Reinga. The initial stage of the tour consists of a flight to Cape Reinga via Northlands harbours, including 90 Mile Beach. Once on the ground, a comfortable air-conditioned mini-bus will meet the aircraft. It will take you on a 2½ hour tour around the top of New Zealand. After a 20 minute drive, we reach the Cape Reinga Lighthouse where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean. Our local guide will accompany you on your walk to the lighthouse, sharing the myths and legends or this very spiritual area. The return flight to the Bay of Islands includes some of the most spectacular coastal scenery Northland has to offer. You will fly over the Parengarenga Harbour and Great Exhibition Bay, which are only visible by air or by sea. This area is very remote and without a doubt one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand with its pure white silica sand and crystal clear water. Complete the day with a spa treatment designed to de-stress and re-energise.

Accommodation: Bay of Islands - Kauri Cliffs - Eagles Nest, Cloud 9 Villa

Day 4: Bay of Islands – Domestic flight to Rotorua/Taupo (Private Maori village and culture tour, Spa treatment at Resort)

In the morning take a domestic flight back over Auckland to Rotorua. You arrive in the geothermal capital at midday. Set amidst a landscape of erupting geothermal activity, hot thermal springs and hot bubbling mud pools is the Living Maori village of Whakarewarewa situated in Rotorua, the heart of the North Island. Discover our unique lifestyle and traditions. Join a guided tour and see the wonders of Mother Nature and learn how we have come to live in harmony within this unique environment. See how to prepare Hangi Meal and making your own rourou (food basket) or placemat. After the cultural performance, watch how they lift your hangi meal from the steam vents and enjoy your meal. In the afternoon you will experience a traditional rejuvenation massage or facial provided by local Maoris in their traditional Miri Miri way. Experience the internationally-acclaimed Wai Ora Spa therapies at your resort.

Accommodation: Rotorua/Taupo - Treetops, Solitaire Lodge or Huka Lodge

Day 5: Rotorua – Day trip to Lake Taupo/Rotorua (Wai-o-tapu geothermal area, Huka Falls) Driving distance 1h each way

Today take a journey through a world of unique thermal formations at Waitapu Thermal Wonderland. View the fascinating 'Champagne Pool' and experience the panorama of vividly colourful hot and cold pools, steaming fumaroles and hot boiling mud pools. We continue through the Waikato region, one of New Zealand's greenest places, and richest agricultural regions. You will pass land with lush grass for raising cattle, thoroughbred horses and vast stands of exotic timber. Today we visit Lake Taupo, the largest Lake in this country on the way we stop at the Huka Falls - these spectacular falls roar through a 15-m wide chasm before plunging a further 11-m. Today you are visiting on the edges of the township of Lake Taupo with the largest Lake in this country. Lake Taupo is also the world’s largest volcanic crater, created in one giant explosion. The ash cloud floated all over the world - ice samples from as far apart as Antarctica and Alaska have determined the explosion to have occurred in 186AD. The effects of the ash were even recorded in China and Rome. You can gather your own free volcanic souvenir from the shoreline in the form of very light pumice stones (great for cleaning off rough skin) which were spewed out in that eruption. Just about everywhere you look in the Lake Taupo region, you'll see a volcano. Highly recommended (Optional) Helicopter trip to Volcanic White Island: In the afternoon we can arrange a helicopter flight and landing on an active volcano White Island Situated 50 kilometres offshore, this active island volcano constantly emits a cloud of steam and periodically erupts to a greater extent expelling volcanic ash several thousand metres into the atmosphere. The main vent is below sea level and protected by crater walls. You can walk right inside its main crater just above sea level with a minimum of physical effort and without undue risk. This allows you to experience at first-hand nature's immense power as gas and steam burst up from far below the earth's crust.

Accommodation: Rotorua/Taupo – Treetops, Solitaire Lodge or Huka Lodge

Day 6: Rotorua – Domestic flight to Queenstown/SOUTH ISLAND (private airport transfer, day for your own leisure)

You will take a domestic flight to the South Island. Queenstown 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 revitalising. The region is renowned for incredible adventure activities and spectacular outdoor terrain. You could try skiing, snowboarding, bungy jumping, paragliding, jet boating, skydiving and more! Or, if you want something a little more relaxed, you can choose from numerous family activities, nature experiences, tours and beauty spas. Please talk with us. Our team of experts is very happy to assist you with any further enquiries. Winter sports, nearly all activities can be enjoyed all year round - Queenstown's a four season resort with distinct and beautiful seasons. Queenstown has transformed into a sophisticated cosmopolitan town, tucked into a picturesque bay on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, beneath majestic mountains. There’s a permanent buzz in downtown Queenstown, where you’ll find a fantastic choice of restaurants, a lively bar scene and excellent shopping.

Accommodation: Queenstown - Azur Lodge, Matakauri Lodge or in Glenorchy at Blanket Bay

Day 7: Queenstown (Area tour, Glenorchy, Arrowtown, Kawarau Gorge)

Central Otago is New Zealand’s fastest growing wine region and is also the most scenic. Take the time to explore these incredible vineyards set in small microclimates in a landscape dominated by high snow-capped mountains, and tussock clad slopes. Travel to Cromwell and Bannockburn, the heart of Pinot Noir country, and depending on your personal tastes, we will guide you to a selection of boutique wineries. At some stage of the wine tour, we suggest a stop for a relaxing lunch at one of the wineries. Drive through the famous Kawarau valley and gorge. Stop at, which is widely regarded as a safe spectator attraction, the famous Kawarau Gorge Bungy Jumping exhibition (this is free for spectators, however, if you desire to make a jump the charge is additional to your tour package). Visit the surrounding areas to Arthur's Point stop in Arrowtown, a historic colonial village that takes you back into the Gold Mining days of the Otago region. From Kawarau Gorge, you return to Queenstown where you can take the opportunity to explore the village area.

Accommodation: Queenstown - Azur Lodge, Matakauri Lodge or in Glenorchy at Blanket Bay

Day 8: Queenstown (Scenic flight and cruise to Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park)

You take a flight/cruise excursion into the Milford Sound. You are heading for the spectacular Milford Sound, described by Rudyard Kipling as the ‘eighth wonder of the world” which was carved out during successive ice ages and, at its deepest point off Mitre Peak, plunges to a depth of 265 meters. The awesome splendour of this region is unsurpassed anywhere else in the World, a daring claim in a country which offers extraordinary beauty around every corner. Fly from Queenstown to magnificent Milford Sound and enjoy a spectacular view of the mountains, lakes and fiords of the Fiordland National Park. At Milford Sound, your launch cruise travels the full length of Milford Sound. Return to Queenstown via the famous Sutherland Falls and glaciers of the Fiordland National Park.

Accommodation: Queenstown - Azur Lodge, Matakauri Lodge or in Glenorchy at Blanket Bay

Day 9: Queenstown (Dart River wilderness jet boat safari)

The 'Wilderness Safari' is a diverse adventure exploring spectacular 'World Heritage' wilderness within Mt Aspiring National Park through a combination of exhilarating wilderness jet boating, informative guided ancient forest walk and back-country 4WD safari vehicle. Surrounded by awe-inspiring peaks and mysterious hidden valleys shrouded in native Beech forest, your specialist guides will bring to life the variety of landscapes, vegetation and wildlife within this unique area, as well the captivating stories of the original Maori and early pioneers. On the area’s longest exhilarating wilderness jet boat journey, complete with thrilling jet spins, you'll navigate the ever-changing shallow channels of the glacier-fed Dart River’s braided river system, with your expert jet boat driver stopping along the way to highlight and discuss points of interest that make this unique area of natural and cultural importance. Explore our unique vegetation and wildlife on a guided walk through ancient native forest, and with your professional wilderness guide sharing their intimate knowledge of the area with you you’ll discover why New Zealand is in a very real sense the ‘Ark’ of the ancient supercontinent Gondwanaland. Travelling along a back-country route by 4WD safari vehicle you'll learn more about this fascinating area and stop to view some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery that has formed the epic backdrop for many international movies, including ‘The Lord of the Rings’.

Accommodation: Queenstown - Azur Lodge, Matakauri Lodge or in Glenorchy at Blanket Bay

Day 10: Queenstown departure (private airport transfer)

A taxi will take you back to your departing flight at the airport.

Experiences in this tour

Auckland City

Auckland City

There’s always something happening in Auckland, cultural experiences, restaurants, inner-city hot spots or beautiful beaches and island escapes; from major sporting events, concerts and festivals to outdoor adventures.
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Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

Take a journey along the Twin Coast Discovery Highway to the iconic Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands is one of New Zealand’s favourite travel destinations.
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Northland

Northland

Northland boasts some of the most authentic, spectacular New Zealand adventures and experiences. The ‘winterless North’, known for its subtropical climate is the destination to create meaningful stories.
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Rotorua

Rotorua

Cultural tourism is at it’s finest in the City of Rotorua. A city alive with music, storytelling, performance and more. Rotorua is the core of all things geothermal and is also known as the adventurer's playground.
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Queenstown

Queenstown

Queenstown like any great love is easy to fall for and difficult to get over. Queenstown’s natural beauty can rarely be competed with, but there is more to Queenstown than just a pretty face.
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