This itinerary is simply an example illustrating how we can tailor the perfect experience to suit your travelling style, budget and interests.
Bay of Islands
Beginning at the top of New Zealand’s North Island, just a 30-minute drive from nearby Keri Keri Airport (flight not included), explore the breathtaking countryside surrounding the Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the postcard perfect setting offers a wide variety of activities to enjoy. Spend your days on the beach enjoying a bbq, surfing, fishing or sea-kayaking. A 60-minute couples massage is included for you to enjoy on one of your days at this beautiful lodge. Take to the trails and discover over 6,000 acres by mountain bike or on foot. When not out exploring, enjoy fine food from the onsite restaurant that uses only the freshest produce. For golf enthusiasts, the Par 72 championship course is one of the finest in the country. B (day 1) B L D (days 2 and 3)
Today, transfer back to the airport for your flight south (not included) to Hawke’s Bay, one of the country’s finest wine regions. Transfer from Napier Airport to your lodgings at Cape Kidnappers, approximately 40 minutes away by car, to the beautiful Farm at Cape Kidnappers. Experiences here are many and varied. Try your hand at horse riding, shepherding or even orienteering. Join guides and venture into the surrounding pine forests to see the rare and endangered kiwi on a Kiwi Discover Tour or visit a Gannet Colony – Cape Kidnappers is home to the largest, most accessible mainland colony in the world. Mountain biking, picnic lunches and exploring the many hiking trails on foot are also popular. B L D
Transfer this morning to Napier Airport for your flight (not included) to Queenstown on New Zealand’s South Island. On arrival in Queenstown you will be met and transferred to nearby Matakauri Lodge on the shores of Lake Wakapitu. A place of serene beauty, almost every window in the lodge boasts jaw-dropping views of Lake Wakatipu and the snow-capped Remarkables Mountains beyond. This gorgeous lakeside property has both a decadent day spa with inspiring treatments and an indulgent restaurant, specialising in clean, fresh flavours created from the finest seasonal produce. Facilities include an outdoor infinity pool, jacuzzi (perfect for the winter months) and fitness centre, complete with sauna. On one of your days, enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS Earnshaw, an old steamship. Aside from the wealth of adventure-based activities offered in Queenstown, guests can also enjoy hiking and cycling around the lake or wine tours in the renowned Central Otago area. B L D
Enjoy one last breakfast looking out over the lake before transferring to Queenstown airport. Tour ends. B
B L D = Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner