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07 Day New Zealand Luxury Itinerary

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Experience the very best of New Zealand on this luxury escape. Stay in boutique lodge.
Includes Waiheke Island, Queenstown, Auckland & Rotorua.

Day 1 Auckland – Waiheke Island

Your exclusive New Zealand experience begins in Auckland, the gateway to the North Island. Get a glimpse of the city before being whisked away to Waiheke Island a haven of beaches, picturesque vineyards and olive groves, just 30 minutes from downtown Auckland by boat or 10 minutes by helicopter.

The Boatshed Hotel will be your haven for the night, a hip small luxury hotel sitting just above the sun-drenched bay and white sandy beaches of Oneroa. Look forward to a pre-organised massage on arrival if you so wish, then enjoy fine dining at the onsite restaurant exclusive to in-house hotel guests.

Stay 1 night in Waiheke Island.

Accommodation: The Boatshed Hotel Waiheke Island 

The Boatshed Hotel Waiheke Island

Day 2 Rotorua

Before leaving the island enjoy an exclusive tour of Waiheke Island. Your tour will be customised to suit, popular options include visiting a range of Waiheke Island’s boutique vineyards, gold medal-winning olive oil mill and top New Zealand art studios.

Flight time Auckland Rotorua – 1 hour

Rotorua is known for crystal-clear streams and magical forests, bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers and natural hot springs, as well as showcasing our fascinating Maori culture.

Rotorua also offers an adventure scene with an epic network of biking trails, walking trails and adventure activities such as rafting and tree-top zip lining.

Solitaire Lodge Rotorua, one of New Zealand’s premiere luxury lodges, enjoys breathtaking views over Lake Tarawera, with lush natural bush and volcanic landscape backdrop. The lodge is the perfect place to simply relax, indulge and rejuvenate. Easy lake access allows exploration of surrounding waters with secluded private bays​, deep water swimming and shoreline trails through native bush to explore on foot​.​ ​From the Lodge’s jetty you have a choice of boating options including motorised dinghies and kayaks.

Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.

Accommodation: Solitaire Lodge 

Rotorua

Day 3 Rotorua + Pure Crusies + Mt Tarawera by Heli

Mid morning, sail to secluded alcoves aboard Pure Cruise’s luxury yacht Tiua and bathe in the healing thermal waters of natural hot pools, in secret places known only to locals.

Mid afternoon fly to Mt Tarawera by helicopter, stand on the crater’s edge of this sacred mountain with sweeping panoramic views and experience a thrilling walk along the crater’s edge.

Later option to join masterchef Charles Royal on an exclusive Māori food trail and bush tour.

Heli Flight Rotorua

Featured: Lift off to Mt Tarawera

Day 4 Queenstown

Flight time Rotorua to Queenstown – 3 hours 

Today your journey takes you to Queenstown, the ultimate luxury destination on New Zealand’s South Island. From world-class luxury lodges to indulgent spa experiences, superb cuisine and exclusive tours, Queenstown is a delight to experience.

Your accommodation in Queenstown is at Matakauri Lodge, spectacularly situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Matakauri’s take on luxury is understated and welcoming, with the stunning mountain landscape taking the place of honour. Voted one of the top five lodges in New Zealand and Australia, Matakauri is the ultimate sanctuary as well as a convenient base for exploring the wonders of southern New Zealand. Your stay includes pre-dinner drinks and canapés, a multi-course dinner, and daily breakfast.

Stay 4 nights in Queenstown.

Accommodation: Matakauri Lodge

Day 5 Queenstown + Exclusive Milford Sound Experience

Begin your day with an unforgettable scenic helicopter flight over Queenstown and the surrounds as you cross the Southern Alps to reach Milford Sound. The grandeur of Mt Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Park will fill you with awe as your private helicopter takes you past jagged peaks, cascading waterfalls, hanging glaciers, braided turquoise rivers, and lush rainforest.

Land aboard the Fiordland Jewel, a luxury vessel that will give you an exclusive taste of Milford Sound. You will be guided by the expert crew, who will share with you the incredible natural wilderness and wildlife, which can include seals, dolphins, and penguins. Enjoy an exquisite lobster lunch with local seasonal fare that can include blue cod, Stewart Island salmon,  Stewart Island green-lipped mussels, merino lamb, and wild West Coast venison.

Once your cruise finishes, lift off in your private helicopter once more for the return to Queenstown.

Fiordland Discovery Milford cruise and heliFeatured: Exclusive Milford Sound Experience

Day 6 Queenstown + Gourmet Wine Tour

Explore the Queenstown area today on a private gourmet wine tour that visits some of New Zealand’s most memorable vineyards. This intimate experience will showcase the best of Central Otago, with tastings at 4 vineyards and a gourmet lunch with five stunning dishes cooked in wine barrels and paired with matching wines. Other highlights include a tour through New Zealand’s largest underground wine cave and a cheese and wine presentation at one of the wineries.

Queenstown vineyard wine tastingFeatured: Gourmet Wine Tour

Day 7 Queenstown + Wilderness Farm Experience

Explore Queenstown and the surrounds on a full-day experience that includes a helicopter flight with multiple alpine landings, a delightful lunch at Mt Nicholas High Country Station, and a water taxi back to downtown Queenstown. Begin with a flight to the spectacular Earnslaw Burn, where your helicopter will land on the valley floor so you can take in views of the blue ice of Mt Earslaw’s hanging glacier and cascading waterfalls. From there, your flight heads south over the Hollyford Valley towards Mt Tutoko, the highest peak in Fiordland. Marvel at views of Sutherland Falls and soak in the serenity of an isolated West Coast beach before returning to land at Mt Nicholas Station, where you will enjoy a hearty lunch and farm tour. Your tour finishes with a water taxi from Mt Nicholas Station back to Queenstown.

Mt Nicholas – Fiordlands Finest & Lunch

Featured: Helicopter Wilderness Farm Experience

Day 8 Depart Queenstown

As your unforgettable holiday draws to a close, soak in the views one last time before departing Queenstown at your leisure.

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