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Our New Zealand luxury holiday deals are carefully designed to take advantage of the best luxury experiences and accommodation the country has to offer. Choose North Island romantic getaways and enjoy wine tastings, hot springs, and beautiful lakes.
With our 7 Day North Island Luxury Itinerary, visit boutique wine regions, cruise the tranquil waters of Lake Rotoiti, and explore the geothermal landscape.
North Island romantic getaways offer unbeatable domestic deals for travellers. For a short time only, experience pure indulgence at an affordable price.
Our 7 Day North Island Luxury Itinerary is as follows:
Read on for more details on this luxury New Zealand North Island itinerary for 7 days.
Your exclusive New Zealand experience begins in Auckland, the gateway to the North Island. In the evening enjoy Auckland’s nightlife or relax in your indulgent room.
Stay at Hilton Auckland and revel in the unique location, built 300 meters out to sea. Open the floor-to-ceiling glass doors and relax on your balcony. Refresh in the bathroom, complete with separate bathtub and walk-in shower. Special touches include a plush bathrobe and slippers. Hilton Auckland is nautically-inspired and sits on the end of Princes Wharf, home to a wide variety of fine shops, restaurants, and bars. New Zealand Maritime Museum, and downtown Auckland are within a 10-minute walk. Get a unique view of the harbour through the outdoor lap pool’s underwater viewing window. Other facilities include a fitness room and an onsite restaurant. Your stay includes a delectable daily breakfast.
Stay 2 nights in Auckland.
Accommodation: Hilton Auckland
Known as ‘New Zealand’s Island of Wine’, Waiheke has become home to a dedicated group of award-winning wine producers. With a unique micro-climate and the winemakers’ philosophy of “small is beautiful”, Waiheke has produced some of New Zealand’s most prestigious wines. On this tour, you will visit three of Waiheke’s top vineyards and sample a range of their wines. Along the way, enjoy a commentated scenic drive, learning about the Island’s history, geography, people and culture from your knowledgeable local guide. After your wine tasting experience, sit back, relax and enjoy a lunch and a glass of Waiheke wine or beer at a local favourite before heading back to the ferry. Includes a one course lunch and a glass of Waiheke wine or beer.
Driving time Auckland to Rotorua 3 hours
Rotorua is known for crystal-clear streams and magical forests, bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers and natural hot springs. In addition, the region showcases 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.
Your luxury lodge, Peppers on the Point, is a former 1930s mansion which has retained its distinct charm and design throughout. Surrounded by the sparkling waters of Lake Rotorua, Peppers on the Point is an intimate luxury retreat featuring spectacular views to the historic Mokoia Island.
This stunning retreat offers the perfect base for experiencing New Zealand’s rich culture. Or you can simply relax and enjoy the tranquility of this stunning location. Discover the comfort of the inviting entertainment rooms with open fireplaces or unwind in your luxury suite. Without leaving the property, you can indulge in a heavenly massage at the onsite spa, try fly fishing from the private beach, enjoy water sports and tennis or even spend your day boating. Peppers on the Point’s dining room is also renowned for serving fabulous New Zealand cuisine accompanied by the finest local and international wines. It is an experience not to be missed. Your stay includes a cheese platter, box of chocolates and a bottle of wine on arrival and gourmet daily breakfast.
Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.
Accommodation: Peppers on the Point Rotorua
Start your day with a Rotorua Canopy Tour an unforgettable zip-lining experience set in ancient forest. Experience New Zealand like it once was from the top of the forest canopy. Your amazing kiwi guides will lead your personal and unforgettable adventure. They are highly trained to keep you safe, make you smile, teach you amazing things and create memories that last you a lifetime.
In the afternoon, explore Lake Rotoiti’s stunning bays, remote thermal pools and bush covered shorelines before landing at the lake edge geothermal hot pools which are only accessible by boat. Take your time as you soak in one of the many different temperature hot pools. There is a lookout point above the beach for those who want to walk the short track to take in elevated lake views from the top. A delicious wine and cheese package is included in your cruise.
*This 3-hour experience is available on Saturdays. If your travel dates do not fall on a Saturday, New Zealand Luxury Escapes will offer you a range of different experiences to choose from.
Featured: Pure Cruise Lake Rotoiti
Driving time Rotorua to Taupo 1 hour
The lakeside town of Taupo provides a base for visitors who love to relax and explore the local geothermal phenomena. Popular Taupo experiences include geothermal walks, lake cruises, New Zealand’s first public cable wakeboarding park, and guided kayak expeditions to see the rock carvings at Mine Bay.
With the recent completion of the Great Lake Trail, Lake Taupo is a fantastic region for year-round mountain biking. Along with cycling, there is excellent hiking within Tongariro National Park and golf opportunities at two of New Zealand’s premier Marquee courses.
Stay at Hilton Lake Taupo and enjoy views over Lake Taupo and the surrounding volcanic scenery. Hilton Taupo’s 19th-century building combines Victorian charm with modern styling, just 10 minutes from the Taupo town centre. From your room admire the impressive views of nearby Thermal Valley and unwind in style. Hotel facilities will impress and include a thermally-heated pool and spa, tennis courts, a fitness centre, and lake-view dining from the on-site restaurant balcony. Your stay includes a delectable daily breakfast.
Stay 2 nights in Taupo.
Accommodation: Hilton Lake Taupo
Today is spent at your leisure, either relaxing at your luxury hotel, or exploring what Taupo has to offer.
Visit the Huka Falls, where you can witness the phenomenon of natural hydro power with more than 220,000 litres of water per sec barreling over an 11meter high waterfall. Take a kayak or boat tour around the scenic Western Bays of Lake Taupō to see the huge Māori rock carving at Mine Bay. Get active and hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing on a guided tour – often described as New Zealand’s greatest day walk; lava flows, an active crater, steam vents, emerald-coloured lakes and magnificent views combine to make this an unforgettable walking journey. Or fuel your adventurous side by skydiving, bungy jumping, jet boating or rafting.
Featured: Guided Tongariro Alpine Crossing Hike
Driving time Taupo to Auckland 4 hours
Your exclusive New Zealand experience ends in Auckland City. Spend the afternoon relaxing in the city and sampling the exciting culinary scene, or venture to vast black sand beaches.
Stay 1 night in Auckland.
Accommodation: Hilton Auckland
As your unforgettable holiday draws to a close, soak in the views one last time before departing Auckland at your leisure.
If you wish to spend less time on the North Island, we also offer a 3 Night North Island Luxury Long Weekend Escape.
Alternatively, browse our full range of holidays, including special interest itineraries.
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