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New Zealand Luxury Escapes can plan your perfect romantic getaways to the South Island.
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This Luxury Escape includes indulgent, romantic excursions such as Star Gazing and must-see Milford Sound. In addition, this itinerary offers the chance to pamper yourselves at exquisite luxury lodges and 5-star hotels. Romantic getaways on the South Island showcase the very best of New Zealand.
Read on for the full details of our 7 Night Luxury South Island Escape.
Your exclusive New Zealand experience begins in Christchurch, the perfect gateway to the South Island. Spend the afternoon relaxing in the city and sampling the exciting culinary scene. Romantic options are available to start your bespoke experience, from private helicopter flights with mountain landings including champagne and cheeseboard to dinner by Tram, a great way to discover the city in comfort as you make a toast to your romantic New Zealand getaway.
You will stay at The George a luxury 5-star boutique hotel in Christchurch. Experience signature service with their one-to-one guest ratio. Your stay includes full breakfast in 50 Bistro, including a delectable continental buffet and your choice from the a la carte menu.
Stay 1 night in Christchurch.
Accommodation: The George Hotel
Driving time Christchurch to Lakestone Lodge – 4 hours
The Mackenzie Basin is home to some of New Zealand’s most sublime scenery. From towering peaks (including New Zealand’s tallest, Aoraki/Mt Cook) to brilliant turquoise lakes and shimmering glaciers, the Southern Alps are an awe-inspiring destination. Your first glimpse of the glacial lakes is at Lake Tekapo, a picturesque settlement surrounded by mountains.
Continuing south, you will pass by the breathtaking southern shores of Lake Pukaki before arriving at Lakestone Lodge, a purpose built, six bedroom, off grid, luxury lodge positioned in a spectacular location on the shores of Lake Pukaki. Your stay includes delicious three-course dinner each night and daily cooked breakfast.
In the evening, enjoy a unique stargazing experience at Lakestone Lodge that will treat you to the best of the Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve. Your guide will prepare a perfectly positioned hammock so you are looking directly at the wonders above and makes you snug with a warm woollen blanket and complimentary hot drink. Your guide will point out all the highlights of the southern sky with a high powered laser pointer and explain some Maori legends about the sky as well as other interesting theories.
Stay 2 nights in Lake Pukaki.
Accommodation: Lakestone Lodge
Enjoy a relaxing morning after your late night of stargazing. Make the scenic drive to Mount Cook Village (45 minutes each way), which is nestled at the base of the Southern Alps, with stunning views of Mount Cook and the surrounding mountains.
You have the option to visit The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, located at The Hermitage Hotel. You could also visit the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre. It’s like a state-of-the-art museum with two levels of informative displays about the flora, fauna, Maori heritage and walking tracks in the area.
At 27 kilometres in length, the mighty Tasman Glacier is a powerful place to visit. While it slowly carves the valley sides, it provides a landing place for helicopters making it one of the best places in the country for a scenic flight or glacier heli-hike. You can also take a short drive to the Tasman Valley (just to the right of Mt Cook Village), where you can do a short 10-minute walk up to a viewing point over Tasman Glacier, New Zealand’s largest glacier.
You can also explore Tasman Glacial Lake in a small boat and experience the enormity of NZ’s largest glacier as you weave in and out of floating icebergs. It’s a surreal and mesmerising experience in a totally unique environment.
In the evening enjoy your three-course dinner at Lakestone Lodge.
Driving time Lakestone Lodge to Queenstown – 3 hours
Today your journey takes you to Queenstown, the ultimate luxury destination on New Zealand’s South Island. From world-class accommodation to indulgent spa experiences, superb cuisine and exclusive tours, Queenstown is a one of a kind destination.
The journey to Queenstown deserves to be savoured as well – stop and take in the views from the top of Lindis Pass, sample fresh fruit in Cromwell, and perhaps stop for a picturesque vineyard lunch as you pass through the Gibbston Valley.
Indulge yourself at the stunning Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel. Right at the heart of all that is happening in town, yet perfectly placed for breathtaking alpine views. Relax in your spacious and contemporary Gondola Room, featuring a glass-walled bathroom, subtle chandelier lighting and your own private courtyard. Your stay includes daily gourmet á la carte breakfast and you are invited to the Remarkables Lounge every evening for complimentary pre-dinner drinks and canapés.
Stay 2 nights in Queenstown.
Accommodation: Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel
Your options are endless today! Join a Central Otago Wine Tour and taste and learn about the array of wine varietals and enjoy delicious cuisine.
Wind down and indulge at Onsen Hot Pools, a boutique retreat and day spa that offers ultimate relaxation. Looking over the Shotover River, the spa has 14 world-renowned cedar-lined hot pools that are open during both the afternoons and evenings
Or set your sights high with a number of adrenaline-fuelled activities such sky-diving, jet-boating and 4WD Safaris.
**Option to add extra nights in Queenstown – your escape is completely flexible!
Driving time Queenstown to Te Anau – 2 hours
Fiordland is a special part of New Zealand. With dramatic fiords, abundant wildlife, pristine alpine lakes, and New Zealand’s tallest waterfalls, this is a landscape that needs to be seen to be believed.
Te Anau is the perfect base for exploring this untouched wilderness. Set amidst stunning mountain and lake scenery, Fiordland Lodge offers a secluded retreat on the doorstep of the national park. Your stay includes a complimentary minibar with non-alcoholic beverages & beer, pre-dinner canapés and daily gourmet breakfast
Stay 2 nights in Te Anau.
Accommodation: Fiordland Lodge
The Milford Road is truely one of the most spectacular roads you will experience in your lifetime. If you have not experienced the Milford Road, you must and if you have already, it is even better second time around! The scenery is exceptional, ranging from broad grassy flats, dense rainforest, and towering mountains through to glacial lakes and alpine herb fields. Upon reaching Milford Sound, you will enjoy a 2 hour Milford Sound Cruise.
Get up close and personal with Milford Sound on a leisurely cruise of this spectacular fiord. From thundering waterfalls to sky-high mountains to lush rainforests, Milford has it all. Experience the spray of a waterfall as you cruise close to sheer rock faces. Informative, participative and relaxed, this is the perfect way to experience Milford Sound to the fullest.
After your cruise, enjoy the stunning drive back to Te Anau. Enjoy an exquisite night of luxury at Fiordland Lodge.
Driving time Te Anau to Queenstown – 2 hours
As your unforgettable holiday draws to a close, soak in the views one last time before driving back to Frankton, Queenstown and departing Queenstown at your leisure.
This New Zealand itinerary is fully customisable. In other words, you have the option to add or remove activities, change your level of accommodation, or modify the schedule. We specialise in bespoke New Zealand luxury holidays, so we are more than happy to work with you until your package matches exactly what you dreamed of.