Wellington, New Zealand

Itineraries

The Best of New Zealand

  • Ideal Length:
    21 Days
  • Best Time To Go:
    December - May
  • Flight Time:
    LAX 13 Hours 57 Minutes, CHI 17 Hours 14 Minutes, NYC-All Airports 18 Hours 27 Minutes
  • AVERAGE COST PER PERSON (Single occupancy; Airfare not included):
    $20,500

Itinerary

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs in Matauri Bay, New Zealand
Matauri Bay3 Days
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  • Take a private sailing boat across scenic Matauri Bay.
  • Enjoy beachcombing across an intimate sheltered cove.
  • Break for a gourmet lunch on the beach.
  • Overnight at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs.
Lake Taupo
Taupo2 Days
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  • Take a scenic flight to White Island.
  • Land on the lunar-like surface and explore the active crater floor.
  • View Mt. Tarawera’s summit and craters formed by an 1886 eruption.
Napier Beach in Hawke
Hawke's BayDay 3
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  • Go near the cliffs of Cape Kidnappers.
  • Sample wines at Clearview Estate and Elephant Hill.
  • Visit the Origin Earth Cheese Factory and Tasting Room.
  • Tour the Te Mata Estate Winery.
Wharekauhau Country Estate
Wairarapa2 Days
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  • Overnight stay at the luxurious Wharekauhau Country Estate.
  • Enjoy a tour of the Cape Palliser Lighthouse and seal colony.
  • Get your heart pumping with adventurous outdoor activities.
Abel Tasman National Park in Nelson, New Zealand
Nelson3 Days
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  • Stay at the Luxurious Edenhouse Luxury Lodge.
  • Take a Boat Tour of Abel Tasman National Park.
  • Embark on an Amazing Culinary Tour in Wellington.
Christchurch, New Zealand
Christchurch2 Days
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  • Take a boat tour to see the world’s smallest dolphins.
  • Enjoy a scenic drive to visit Willowbank Wildlife Reserve.
  • Go kayaking in the Pohatu Marine Preserve.
Lake Wanaka
Lake Wanaka2 Days
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  • Take a private helicopter tour see glaciers, fjords and waterfalls.
  • Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch atop a mountain peak.
  • Go horseback riding or take a 4x4 excursion in Cardrona Valley.
Panoramic view of Queenstown
Queenstown4 Days
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  • Experience a thrilling jet-boat ride through Shotover Canyon.
  • Embark on a full-day tour exploring Milford Sound.
  • Take a Helicopter Tour of Mt. Aspiring National Park.
Matauri Bay Day 1-3
Taupo Day 4-5
Hawke's Bay Day 6-8
Wairarapa Day 9-10
Nelson Day 11-13
Christchurch Day 14-15
Lake Wanaka Day 16-17
Queenstown Day 18-21
Matauri Bay Day 1-3
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs in Matauri Bay, New Zealand
Explore Matauri Bay from aboard a private sailing boat as balmy breezes drift across the covered deck. With a professional and knowledgeable crew, guests will visit an intimate sheltered cove, where you will enjoy panoramic views, beachcombing and a refreshing lunch.
Taupo Day 4-5
Lake Taupo
A scenic flight to White Island provides you with exciting aerial views of an active volcano, followed by a landing on the lunar-like surface. Explore the island’s active crater floor and observe active steam vents. And then head to Mount Tarawera’s summit for spectacular views of craters and domes formed by an 1886 eruption.
Hawke's Bay Day 6-8
Napier Beach in Hawke
Located about 66 miles southeast of Taupo, Hawke’s Bay is pure paradise, known for its award-winning food and wine, outstanding architecture and balmy days surrounded by magnificent landscapes waiting to be explored.
Wairarapa Day 9-10
Wharekauhau Country Estate
Travelers enjoy an overnight stay at Wharekauhau Country Estate, a charming beachfront property. Guests can select from numerous local activities, including lighthouse and winery tours, quad biking, target shooting, cooking classes and scenic hikes.
Nelson Day 11-13
Abel Tasman National Park in Nelson, New Zealand
View New Zealand’s magnificent coastline at Abel Tasman National Park, a naturally resplendent home to native birds, seals and dolphins. Hop on a 5-hour transfer east of Nelson to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city, to explore its diverse cuisine and historic landmarks, including World War II bunkers.
Christchurch Day 14-15
Christchurch, New Zealand
Arrive in the seaside town of Akaroa, which features a rich mix of French, Maori and English cultures. Take a 2-hour cruise around the peninsula near Christchurch, and explore the area’s diverse wildlife at a reserve and marine life at a preserve. For these 2 days, stay at the luxurious Otahuna Lodge.
Lake Wanaka Day 16-17
Lake Wanaka
Explore pristine, remote Lake Wanaka Bay via a private helicopter tour. Travelers experience an unparalleled views of picturesque waterfalls and majestic fjords while observing indigenous wildlife, such as fur seals. Your trip is complete with an overnight stay at the Minaret Station Alpine Lodge.
Queenstown Day 18-21
Panoramic view of Queenstown
Welcome to Queenstown, where visitors can embark on a thrilling 30-minute jet-boat ride through Shotover Canyon. The adventure whips passengers through jagged outcrops and rocky passages at the hands of an expert driver, who skillfully skims past crags and boulders. Spend the remaining 4 days at the Matakauri Lodge in Queenstown.
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