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12 Day Luxury Honeymoon North Island

Auckland Auckland
Duration: 12 Days
Scale: 1 - 2 people
From: Auckland
To: Auckland
Categories: Self Drive Tours
Transportations: Car

 

12 Day Luxury North Island Honeymoon Tour

This relaxing and luxury 12 day self driving honeymoon tour around the North Island will tingle your senses... Enjoy fine romantic dining, therapeutic and relaxing spas, sample some world-class New Zealand wines and get to enjoy superb views of the North Island, making this New Zealand holiday a memorable start of your journey together.


Highlights 

 Auckland Harbour Dinner Cruise.

 Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach

Scenic Flights

Stunning beaches

World-class vineyards and wines

 

Regions Visited

   
 
 
 
 


Itinerary Map

12 Day North Island Honeymoon Self Drive Tour


Terms and Conditions

Prices are based on twin share occupancy in a double room, and are subject to availability. If anything comes back unavailable, we will endeavor to find you a suitable alternative. 

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  • Day 1 : Auckland

    Welcome to Auckland and New Zealand. On arrival you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to your first night’s accommodation. Or if you’ve decided to pick up your rental vehicle immediately, you pick up your vehicle at the airport and drive to your accommodation.

    Your detailed tour information pack will be given to you once you arrive at your accommodation.

    You’ll most likely be pretty tired from a long flight, so take the rest of the day to relax and explore the inner city. The city centre of Auckland is not too big, so you can easily walk around. Visit the Skytower to take in great views of the city, and stroll around the waterfront with its many nice bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a great meal.

     

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  • Day 2 : Auckland

    In the morning we have organized an activity for you that combines horseback riding and wine tasting. Combine a unique horse ride on the beach with tasting some of New Zealand’s luxurious wines after strolling down one of the most beautiful Sculpture Tracks between the vineyards. This Beach Horse Riding & Wine Tasting Tour is a great escape!

    And in the evening you'll be spoiled with a romantic dinner at a Harbour Dinner Cruise. Immerse yourself in Auckland’s Harbour setting and unwind with a three-course meal on the water. Afterwards set sail and take in Auckland’s spectacular scenery as the sun lowers in the sky.

     

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  • Day 3 : Auckland - Bay of Islands

    Your North Island self drive honeymoon tour starts today, as you'll cross the harbour bridge going north. Northland is a region with a abundance of marine life, subtropical climate and pristine beaches, but is also a region with historical significance.

    About half way between Whangarei and Paihia, at Whakapara,  we recommend you take the turn off for Helena Bay/Whangaruru and a long the Tutukaka Coast. The journey to Paihia will be a little bit longer as the road winds its way along the romantic  and picturesque coastline, but this stretch of coastline offers some of the best coastal views in New Zealand. 

    Paihia will be your base to explore the Bay of Islands. Upon your arrival, take the afternoon to relax and explore the seaside town, make the short trip to the picturesque town of Russell, or visit the nearby Waitangi Treaty grounds.

     

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    Driving distance : 227 km - Driving time : approximately 3 hrs. 

     

  • Day 4 : Bay of Islands

    In the morning you'll experience the best views of the Bay of Islands, from a helicopter and on a cruise! The Heli Cruise Island Escape package allows you to experience a boat cruise between Paihia and the islands, with island beach stops and an incredibly scenic helicopter flight from the islands back to Paihia.

     

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  • Day 5 : Bay of Islands -Auckland

    On your way back to Auckland in the afternoon,  stop for a coffee at the famous Hunterwasser toilets in Kawakawa, before taking another detour. You may choose to drive back on the western side of the Twin Coast Discovery Highway, and visit giant Kauri trees at the Waipoua Forest, where you'll find some of Australasia's oldest and largest trees.

     

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    Driving distance : 227 km - Driving time : approximately  3 hrs

  • Day 6 : Auckland -Rotorua

    Today you're heading south, and once you pass the Bombay hills you'll be driving through the green pastures of the mighty Waikato. These lush farmlands were chosen as the location for the Shire in the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit films, and are located not far outside the town of Matamata en route to Rotorua, so you may want to spend a few hours on a Hobbiton tour before continuing onwards to your final destination for the day.

    Rotorua is also nicknamed Roto Vegas by Kiwis for the amount of attractions it has. The main attractions are Maori culture and amazing geothermal activity. The region also has many beautiful lakes to explore. World-class biking trails, excellent hiking traills, natural hot streams, luxurious spas, a whole range of adventure activities such as rafting, sledging, jetboating, zorbing, racing down a steep hill in a luge, this place has it all. We recommend that you take the afternoon to experience one of these activities.

    Your evening experience will be a memorable one. You will attend the Mitai Maori Village cultural performance, giving you a unique introduction to authentic Maori culture. It includes a traditional Maori dinner, the Hangi.

     

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    Driving distance : 228 km - Travelling time :  approximately  2 hrs 45 mins

     

  • Day 7 : Rotorua -Taupo

    The drive to Taupo from Rotorua is only about an hour, but there are many things to see en-route. Wai-O-Tapu geothermal wonderland with its colorful hot springs, boiling mud pools and barren moon landscapes will leave you in awe. This is one of the most unique places you'll ever visit. 

    About 2kms north of Taupo, a must see are the impressive Huka Falls. This is where the Waikato River, New Zealand's longest river, enters a shallow ravine of hard volcanic rock. The resulting sight is nothing but spectacular. More than 220,000 liters of water per second rushes by. 

     

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    Travelling distance : 107 km - Travelling time :  approximately  1 hrs 24 mins 

     

  • Day 8 : Taupo- Napier

    Your destination today is Napier. This historic art deco city is located in the heart of New Zealand’s oldest wine-making region, Hawke’s Bay. Napier's city centre has the feeling of a time capsule - the seamless line of 1930s architecture is quite extraordinary. One of the ways to enjoy the streetscape is on a self-guided walk - ask for a map at the information centre or at the Art Deco Trust. 

     

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    Driving distance : 141 km   - Driving time : approximately 1 hours 50 mins

     

     

  • Day 9 : Napier -Mount Maunganui

    Once you enter the Bay of Plenty, it gets a little busier again, but the long straight stretch of road is always near the coast. Your destination today is Mount Mounganui, or simply "The Mount" as it's called by the locals. The Mount is a relaxed beach town that occupies a peninsula at the southern end of Tauranga Harbour. At the very tip of the peninsula is a distinctive peak - Mauao - which rises to 230 metres above sea level. There's a choice of tracks leading to the summit, some more challenging than others. Huge views of the harbour, beach and Pacific Ocean make the effort totally worthwhile.

     

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    Driving  Distance   : 292 km. - Driving Time : 3 hrs 37 min.

     

  • Day 10 : Mount Maunganui - Coromandel

    Today your destination will be the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula with its secluded bays, white sandy beaches, and spectacular but rugged mountainous interiour. Coromandel is a town full of history from New Zealand's early gold mining and logging days. Over the hill you reach the Coromandel's East Coast and the coastal views along this drive are amazing. Stop at the famous Hot Water Beach to dig your own spa at low tide, and walk down to Cathedral Cove.

    Between Coromandel Town and Whitianga we recommend you visit New Chums beach, which was voted one of the best 10 beaches in the world!

     

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    Driving distance : 174 km - Travelling time :  approximately 2 hrs 52 mins 

     

  • Day 11 : Coromandel

     

    We've organized an amazing kayaking trip to Cathedral Cove this morning, no doubt one of the best in the country. This trip will show you stretches of coast line no other travellers get to see. After your kayaking experience your journey continues further south, and you'll pass a number of pretty cool beach towns on the way such as Tairua and Whangamata, where you will spend the night.

     

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  • Day 12 : Coromandel - Auckland

    Today is you last day,you will go back to Auckland where you start your tour to leave the rental car on the depot and a shuttle from the car company will take you to the airport. We wish you a safe flight home !

     

    Driving distance : 168 km - Travelling time :  approximately  2 hrs  24 mins 

     

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NZD4,930.00

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NZD4,930.00
Important information
  • Complimentary airport transfers
  • Detailed tour pack upon arrival at first night's accommodation.
  • 12 Days car rental with zero excess liability reduction insurance
  • 11 Nights accommodation - 4/5 star rated with breakfast
  • Beach horse riding & wine testing
  • Harbour Dinner Cruise Auckland
  • Maori Cultural Experience Rotorua
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour.
  • Fly & Dine Taupo Float Plane
  • Wine Tour with Chef's Platter lunch Napier
  • Mercury Bay , bubble tent with goumet meal and wine.
  • Cathedral Cove Kayak.
  • Dip & dine lost spring.
  • Some activities include dinner

  • Where the date of cancellation is a date 45 days or more before the start of the tour, the cancellation fee will be equivalent to the deposit paid
  • Where the date of cancellation is a date 30 to 45 days before the start of the tour the cancellation fee shall be 25% of the contract price
  • Where the date of cancellation is a date 7 to 30 days before the start of the tour the cancellation fee shall be 50% of the contract price
  • Where the date of cancellation is a date 7 days or less before the start of the tour the cancellation fee shall be 100% of the contract price

Start planning and create your own custom New Zealand itinerary here:

Hawke's Bay - East Coast

 

 

The East Coast of New Zealand is a sun blessed region and receives most sunshine hours annually across the entire country. No surprise it is also one of the largest wine regions in the country, and there's no shortage of world class wine to sample on a variety of available wine tours. 

Beautiful beaches can be found all along the East Coast, and as the first place to see a new day in the world, the sunrises on show every morning are devastatingly spectacular. Inland you'll find towering forested hills in the Kaweka and Raukumara Forest parks, and a little more inland the majestic Te Urewera Park, taking you back in time with ancient and enchanting forests.

The East Cape is a scenic, isolated and little known region in the North Island where the pace of life is laid back and the settlements are predominantly Maori.  The drive around the Cape offers magnificent views of the wild coast dotted with little bays, inlets and coves that change their mood together with the weather. For a unique, remote experience off the main tourist trail, this is a must place region to visit in New Zealand.

 

Southland

 

Southland is most famous for Milford Sound, and while a visit to Milford Sound simply cannot be missed, it is well worth spending a little more time in this incredible frontier of rugged fiords, mountains, spectacular coastal scenery and an abundance of marine and bird wildlife.

The spectacular Fiordland National Park, part of Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area, includes some of the best walks in New Zealand such as the world famous Milford and Routeburn Tracks. Along the Milford track you'll find a sign somewhere "the finest walk in the world", and we don't argue that. It is right up there and the scenery is jaw-dropping from start to finish. Three of the walks in Fiordland National Park also belong to the Great Walks of New Zealand, the Milford, Kepler and Routeburn. The gateway into Fiordland National Park is Te Anau, beautifully situated on the shores of Lake Te Anau.

 

Wellington

 

Wellington is a destination with many superlatives. It is beautifully nestled between bush clad hills and one of the most picturesque harbours in the world, it was named the best city to live in the world in 2017, and it is also one of the windiest cities in the world. But as Wellingtonians say : You can't beat Wellington on a good day, and we certainly have a soft spot for this fantastic city.

Wellington is the nation's centre for arts and culture, with the National Museum Te Papa one of the main icons of the city.  The city also contains a plethora of restaurants, cafes, bars, nightlife and activities and is also home to New Zealand's parliament. Due to its compact size it is easy to explore the city on foot.

 

Taranaki

 

 

Taranaki might be a slightly less known region in New Zealand, unless you're a keen surfer or windsurfer. The landscape is dominated by the perfectly shaped volcanic cone which is Mt Taranaki, or Mt Egmont. At 2500m not only does it entirely dominate the landscape, but it also creates its own climate. On any given day, the winds may be reaching gale force on one side of the mountain, while on the other side you may be relaxing on the beach without a sigh of wind, such is the impact of the mountain.

In winter you may ski down the mountain in the morning, and in summer there are a number of excellent hiking opportunities, including hikes to the summit or right around the mountain.

Surf Highway 45 offers word class surf and windsurfing conditions and the black iron sandy beaches are wild and beautiful and aplenty.

 

Marlborough

 

When travelling from the North Island to the South Island on the Interislander ferry, the sheltered waterways of the Marlborough Sounds are the first sight. Picton is the destination port, and a good base to go walking, fishing, sailing, kayaking and exploring the many secluded bays in the Sounds. 

The Marlborough region is internationally recognized for its world class wine, most notably its Sauvignon Blanc, and there are many different ways to sample these wines as their are many wineries offering excellent wine tours. By bike, or by luxury old timer cars, the creativity with which these tours are organized is brilliant. The seafood in this region is also sumptuous, great to combine with a glass of the local wines.

Those put off by the large crowds on the Abel Tasman Track will love the Queen Charlotte Track. The beaches are a little less exquisite, but the coastal scenery is still stunning and there are many accommodation options aolong the track.

Nelson - Tasman

 

 

The Nelson-Tasman region is blessed with an incredibly diverse natural beauty, offering no less than three of the finest National Parks in the country. From the golden beaches of Abel Tasman National Park, dramatic and lush rainforests in Kahurangi National Park, to the alpine environment of Nelson Lakes National Park, this region has it all. The area around Nelson is also one of the sunniest in the country, due to the protecting surrounding hills, so it's a popular region with travelers.

Nelson is the South Island's second largest city, noted for its fruit-growing industry in the Motueka Valley, wineries and micro-breweries. It also has an energetic local arts and crafts community with local artists exhibiting their products on the famed Nelson market every Saturday. Nearby Rabbit Island boasts great swimming beaches, boating fishing and forest walks. 

Further west, Motueka is the centre of a green tea, hops and fruit-growing area, and is a good base to explore the nearby parks. The drive over Takaka Hill takes you into Golden Bay, whre you may find the biggest cave in the Southern Hemisphere as well as New Zealand's largest freshwater spring, the Waikoropupu Springs, simply called "Pupu Springs", with reputedly the clearest water in the world.

Kaikoura

 

Kaikoura is a unique place by the sea where marine wildlife lives in abundance, against the backdrop of the impressive Kaikoura mountain ranges. It is well known for its range of eco-tourism activities and getting up close with the main inhabitant along its shores, the giant Sperm Whale.

Whale watching in Kaikoura is simply a must-do as you're guaranteed to see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, and along the way you're most likely to see a pod of bottlenose or duksy dolphins play in the water, be impressed by the take-off and water landing of the Royal Albatross, and see a bunch of sea lions lazing about on a rock, suc is the diversity.

The ocean here also provides some spectacular seafood, and a stay in Kaikoura may not go by without having tried the crayfish

Aoraki - Mt Cook

 

 

The approach to new Zealand's tallest mountain, Mt Cook, via the blue lake of Lake Pukaki is something you will remember for a lifetime. At 3754m Mt Cook entirely dominates the landscape and as you draw ever closer, its imperious glaze on you only gets more and more impressive.

Mt Cook National Park, along with Aspiring and Westland National Parks, have been incorporated into a World Heritage Area extending from the Cook River in Westland down to the base of Fiordland. Of the 27 mountains in New Zealand which are over 300om, 22 of them are in Mt Cook National Park. The park also boasts New Zealand's longest glacier, the Tasman Glacier.

The park offer numerous hikes to get up close with Mt Cook, but also offer many other exciting adventure activities, such as mountaineering, helicopter flights, heli-skiing and sea-kayaking on glacial waters.

West Coast - Glaciers

 

 

The West Coast or Westland is a rugged and wild land with rocky beaches, deep river gorges,  bush-clad hills and towering icy-peaks. Extending across a 600km long stretch on the western side of the Southern Alps, a visit here takes you through a myriad of five National Parks, yes five!!, including the World Heritage Area - Te Wahipounamu. Each of the national parks - Kahurangi, Paparoa, Arthur's Pass, Westland and Mt Aspiring National Parks - have their their own unique and distinct features. You'll find New Zealand's highest mountains, most dense and lush rainforests, natural rivers, glacial lakes, deepest gorges,  and of course the two phenomenal Glaciers themselves, Fox and Franz Josef.

Canterbury

 

Canterbury is the hub of the South Island and contains its largest city, Christchurch. It is also one of the driest and flattest areas of New Zealand. The moisture-laden westerlies from the Tasman Sea hit the Southern Alps and dump their rainfall on the West Coast before reaching Canterbury. The region is dominated by the expansive Canterbury Plains, dead-flat farming land backed by the Southern Alps.

Christchurch was hit by devastating earthquakes in 2011 which damaged a lot of the inner city's infrastructure, but the city is bouncing back remarkably and the creativity and community spirit has made the city a vibrant place once again. The city's botanic gardens receive international acclaim and a great place to relax before you start your journey or have concluded your journey, as you're most likely to start or end your tour in Christchurch. The nearby Banks Peninsula was formed by two giant volcanic eruptions and has a strong French influence. The picturesque harbour of Akaroa is well worth a visit.

In North Canterbury the thermal waters of Hanmer Springs have been attracting visitors for many years, but the region is also popular for outdoor activities including hiking, rafting, bungy jumping and skiiing in winter. All of this action means it is a favourite weekend spot for people from Christchurch.

Wanaka

 

 

Wanaka receives slightly less attention than it's more famous neighbour Queenstown, only about an hour away, but one may argue which of the two towns is nestled in the most impressive scenery. While that may be a very difficult question to answer, Wanaka boasts a similar range of adrenaline activities, but with some more serenity about it all.  The town offers fine dining and living and is the gateway to Mt Aspiring National Park and the Treble Cone, Cardrona, Harris Mountains and Pisa Range ski areas. Every second Easter, Wanaka hosts the incredibly popular Warbirds over Lake Wanaka, a huge international air show that sees the town swell with visitors.

The central feature of the region is Mt Aspiring, surrounded by the national park with the same name. The alpine scenery does not get any more dramatic than this in New Zealand, and offers some of the best hiking in the country. The park has wide valleys, secluded flats, more than 100 glaciers and towering mountains. The southern end of the park around Glenorchy receives most visitors and includes popular hikes such as the Routeburn Track, one of New Zealand's great walks, but there are also excellent shorter walks and more demanding hikes in the Matukituki Valley close to Wanaka. 

Queenstown

 

 

For a long time Queenstown in Central Otago has had an international reputation for its spectacular scenery and adventure activities, but the region is now also recognized for its award winning wines. 

Queenstown is the unofficial 'adventure capital of the world', but the entire Wakatipu region with its stunning lake and surrounding mountains alone are a real attraction. The aptly named Remarkable mountains provide the most breathtaking backdrop, whether snow capped in winter, or at sunrise or in the afterglow at dusk.

Facilities in Queenstown are excellent as well, from budget to boutique accommodation options, some of the best dining in New Zealand and a buzzing nightlife with numerous cafes and bars. 

There's also great skiing in winter on Coronet Peak and Cardrona and plenty of substitute adrenaline activities in summer. Bungy jumping was invented in New Zealand and Queenstown offers a plethora of jumping options. There's also skydiving, jetboating, mountainbiking, canyoning, white water rafting, hiking, sledging, parapenting, the list is simply endless.

Terms and Conditions

1.0   Interpretation and general

1.1   “We”, “our” or “us” means SOUTHERN JOURNEYS LIMITED

1.2    “Services” means the services undertaken by us as travel agents on your behalf in arranging “package tour” holidays in New Zealand

1.3   "The CGA” means the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993

1.4   You acknowledge that these terms and conditions shall apply to all contracts and transactions between us and you, and that any other conditions, descriptions and representations are    expressly excluded. Any addition or variation must be in writing and signed by both of us to be enforceable.

2.0  Contract

2.1   These terms and conditions shall be the only terms and conditions of the contract between us and you, and shall apply to all transactions between us.

2.2   The contract becomes effective upon your acceptance of the travel package proposal prepared by us and presented to you.

2.3   Any quotation may be withdrawn by us at any time.  Quotations otherwise remain open for acceptance for a maximum period of 14 days from the date of quotation and shall then be deemed to be withdrawn.

 

3.0   Price, forfeiture and price variations

3.1   All prices set out on our website and our quotations are in New Zealand Dollars and include Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 15%.

3.2   You are required to pay us a deposit of 20% immediately upon receipt of our invoice. The invoice will be issued to you upon your acceptance of our travel package proposal. 

3.3   We reserve the right to vary our quoted price at any time prior to the payment of the deposit and any variation in price thereafter due to changes in exchange rates, transport, freight, insurance, GST, or circumstances beyond our control between the date of quotation and the date of the tour, are payable by you.

3.4   The balance of the price must be paid not later than 45 days prior to the commencement of the tour. All payments are to be made in New Zealand Dollars by way of electronic banking or credit card. Failure to pay timeously will result in the cancellation of the tour and forfeiture by you of the deposit.

3.5   If you wish to vary the tour booking in any way, you must request it in writing. Any such variation/s may incur additional costs and any additional extras will increase the original contract price. You must pay any such additional costs before the tour commences and you acknowledge that our agreeing to any variations or extras is entirely within our discretion and that we are not obliged to accept any such variations or extras.          

3.6   You accept and acknowledge that certain costs are not included in the contract price and remain your responsibility such as the cost of insurances, insurance cover for cancellation, repatriation costs, medical expenses, emergency evacuation, gratuities and beverages, optional meals and any optional excursion not reflected on the booking reservation. Meals are not included in the price unless otherwise stated. We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance.

3.7   All accommodation prices listed on the website are based on twin/double occupation, unless otherwise specified. Any cost incurred by the hotel resulting from any act or damage to the hotel will be payable by you. We will not be liable for any loss, theft or damage of personal belongings while staying in one of our accommodation options

 

4.0          Cancellations and refunds

4.1   If you wish to cancel a booked tour, you must notify us in writing and the date of receipt by us of your notice of cancellation will be deemed to be the date of cancellation. Cancellation fees will apply.

4.2   The following are the cancellation fees that will apply:

  • Where the date of cancellation is a date 45 days or more before the start of the tour, the cancellation fee will be equivalent to the deposit paid
  • Where the date of cancellation is a date 30 to 45 days before the start of the tour the cancellation fee shall be 25% of the contract price
  • Where the date of cancellation is a date 7 to 30 days before the start of the tour the cancellation fee shall be 50% of the contract price
  • Where the date of cancellation is a date 7 days or less before the start of the tour the cancellation fee shall be 100% of the contract price

4.3   The cancellation fee is due and payable on the date of cancellation and we have the right to take such fees from the deposit or from any other monies paid by you. If payment is not made in full promptly on the due date, you will be liable to pay penalty interest at the rate of 2% per calendar month from the due date until the date those monies are paid in full, together with all or any costs (including solicitor and own client costs) incurred by us in collecting any such payment from you.   

4.4   No refunds will be made once travel has commenced, or where you fail to show up at a particular activity/meeting point/accommodation.

4.5   Refunds may be made at our discretion as a result of weather conditions, natural disasters, or lack of availability of services. You accept and agree that there may be some variance in the amount refunded compared to the amount initially charged due to exchange rate fluctuations, and we accept no liability for any such fluctuations or any subsequent card/bank

5.0          Liability and ACC

5.1   Whilst we fully accept our obligations under the CGA and undertake to exercise reasonable care and skill in performing the services we are contracted to perform for you:

        5.1.1  You acknowledge that activities such as skydiving, jet boating, bungee jumping, horse riding and any other activities of an adventurous nature, carry inherit risks and that you   undertake any such activities entirely at your own risk and will sign all or any indemnities presented to you by our agents or third party operators; and    

        5.1.2  We shall not be liable in any way if we are unable to perform our obligations as a result of circumstances beyond our reasonable control such as fire, floods, earthquakes, strikes, lock outs, and delays or breakdowns in transport; and

        5.1.3  We shall not be liable whether in contract or in tort for any loss or damage resulting from injury or death or theft whilst you are on tour, either in connection with any activities undertaken by you or services performed by any of our employees or agents, or otherwise.

5.2   In the event of any personal injury caused by accident, compensation cover is available through ACC in New Zealand. However, you acknowledge and understand that ACC cannot be sued for personal injury - ACC replaces that right. ACC also only covers treatment costs whilst in NZ and does not count as a replacement for travel insurance.

5.3   For the avoidance of any doubt, we shall not be liable under any circumstances for any consequential, indirect or special damages or loss of any kind whatsoever nor shall we be liable for any damage or loss caused by our agents, contractors or other persons whomsoever.

 

6.0   Documents

6.1   You are responsible for carrying valid travel documents, such as passports and visas, and a valid driver’s licence.

6.2   In the event that you are refused entry to New Zealand for whatever reason, no refund will be made.

 

7.0   Car/Camper rentals

7.1   In the event that the travel package includes the rental of a car or camper, you will be subject to the terms and conditions provided by the rental agency, which terms and conditions will be provided by the agent on its website. It is your responsibility to read and understand those terms and conditions.

7.2   Hire includes unlimited kilometres and basic daily insurance. An excess applies to all rentals. The amount of excess depends on type of vehicle.

7.3   The Excess may be reduced to nil by including Accident Excess Reduction in our quote. You can also purchase excess reduction directly with the rental agency upon arrival.

7.4   All drivers must be 21 years old and over. There is no maximum age for drivers providing they hold a full, valid driver’s licence. All  drivers must present a valid full national driving licence which has been held for at least one year and a current International Driving Licence must accompany driving licences issued in a language other than English

 

8.0   Third party services

8.1    Many activities offered during the tour or which can be booked individually are operated by independent companies. These companies have been carefully selected by us and are well established, professional companies who assume all responsibility for their safety and satisfactory delivery.

8.2   We only act as your agent in procuring these 3rd party services. The third party suppliers are not our agents and we shall not under any circumstances be liable for their acts and omissions

 

9.0   Special requests/complaints

9.1   We will endeavour to accommodate any special requests made by you provided that you must advise us of any special request at the time of booking, and provided further that we accept no liability in this regard.

9.2   Any complaints that you may have in regard to the services we provide must be made by you in writing, and no later than 30 days after your return home. We will endeavour to resolve any complaint in a timely fashion.

 

10.0   Governing Law

10.1   These terms and conditions will be interpreted in accordance with and governed by the laws of New Zealand and the New Zealand courts will have exclusive jurisdiction in respect of all disputes between us arising therefrom


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Millenniumm Queenstown

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Right in the heart of the action, Millennium Hotel Queenstown is just minutes from Queenstown central shopping, entertainment and outdoor activities such as bungy jumping, white water rafting and jet boating. The popular ski destinations of Coronet Peak, Remakables, and Cardrona are also close by. 

This luxury hotel also offers accessible rooms for special needs guests with their friendly staff on hand to assist you anytime. Most of this accommodation also offers scenic views of Queenstown city and mountains, providing the perfect backdrop to your trip. Millennium Hotel Queenstown is a 4-star plus and Enviro-Gold Qualmark rated hotel, with an Environmental Sustainability Plan for the future. 

Citylife Wellington (Heritage)

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Wellington prides itself on being not only the country’s capital, but also its cultural capital – and there’s no better place to soak up the atmosphere than CityLife Wellington, with hotel accommodation located right in the heart of the city. Situated on Lambton Quay, you’ll find the best shopping, tourist attractions and cultural landmarks all within easy walking distance.

When you want a breather, the hotel offers plenty of ways to make the most of your downtime. Enjoy a hotel experience unlike other Wellington hotels.

Whether you’re seeking Wellington accommodation for work, rest or play, our spacious rooms offer you the comforts of home - with the added benefits of housekeeping and room service.

Offering a range of one and two bedroom serviced apartments, After an exciting day of sightseeing or business, you can now enjoy an even better night's sleep with extra comfy beds in all rooms.

 

Rutherford Nelson (Heritage)

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Whether you’re visiting our incredible region for business or pleasure, Rutherford Hotel Nelson is the obvious choice for luxury accommodation in Nelson.

Rutherford Hotel Nelson is Nelson’s only 24-hour fully-serviced hotel, offering luxurious rooms and suites – ideal for corporate travelers, families and conference delegates. The central location means Nelson’s many galleries and City attractions are just a stone’s throw away. All rooms have a view of the harbour, city, historic South Street or Nelson’s beautiful cathedral.

The stylish accommodation will suit anyone looking for a great place to stay in Nelson, whether you’re here on holiday, in town for a wedding or visiting Nelson for a conference. 

 

Distinction Hotel Lake Te Anau

 

Get away from it all, and escape into the serene surroundings of Distinction Luxmore Hotel, Lake Te Anau before heading out to explore the world-famous beauty of Fiordland including Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. With its range of modern hotel accommodation options, 2 on-site restaurants, FREE unlimited WiFi, complimentary guest car parking and an excellent standard of service, the team at Distinction Luxmore Hotel will make your stay in Te Anau comfortable and enjoyable.
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Conveniently located in the heart of Te Anau's town shopping centre and a short stroll from Lake Te Anau, the South Island's largest lake and launching pad for many water based activities. The 180 room Distinction Luxmore Hotel offers guests a wide range of modern, refurbished hotel accommodation.

Alpine Resort Wanaka (Distinction)

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Distinction Wanaka Alpine Resort is nestled in a quiet Lake Wanaka location and guests can enjoy access to the resort facilities whilst staying in the serviced apartments. The stylish, self-contained, serviced apartments each provide a high level of personal comfort and convenience, perfect for all seasons.

They offer a fully equipped kitchen, televisions with 50+ channels of SKY channels, free WiFi, under-floor heating in the bathrooms, private & secure car garages, perfect for storing additional equipment such as skis and bikes. Enquire about daily, weekly and longer term servicing options..

Scenic Hotel Napier

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We invite you to enjoy quality 4-star hotel accommodation of an international standard. From the moment you step into our spacious, light-filled lobby, you will experience our commitment to quality and customer service. If you fancy waking up to serene ocean views, Scenic Hotel Te Pania is the perfect place to start your day in Hawke’s Bay. Simply leave the curtains open, roll over in bed, and soak it all in. 

Hawke's Bay is one of the first places in the world to see the light each day, with Napier hotel enjoying a premium waterfront location on Napier's Marine Parade. The hotel’s slender curved form echoes the shape of the bay and guests are treated to sweeping views out over the water. A fresh, contemporary style hotel, Scenic Hotel Te Pania is just a short stroll from Napier’s main art deco style street and is located in close proximity to many of Napier's attractions..

 

Scenic Franz Josef

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In the heart of the village and edge of the Westland World Heritage Park, the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is only a breath away from the spectacular Franz Josef Glacier. 

This hotel offers everything you need to be able to explore this dramatic region in style and comfort. With an exceptional restaurant, serving hearty, West Coast fare, and the Moa Bar with its open fireplace, you are never without choice. Plus, with the private hot pools and our Amaia Luxury Spa close by, you can enjoy time out to rejuvenate after a day taking in the many walking tracks and other outdoor pursuits. 

Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel, plus a guest information and booking service will ensure that you can make the most of every minute you spend in the Westland region.

 

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

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Discover an ancient world 30 million years in the making and marvel at Mother Nature’s light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Experience the serene ambience as you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights. The glowworm (Arachnocampa Luminosa) is unique to New Zealand, making the Waitomo Glowworm Caves an absolute must-do. See thousands of these tiny creatures as they radiate their unmistakable luminescent light in a subterranean world.

Funyaks + Jet Boat

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This day in and around Queenstown takes you deep into "Paradise", near Glenorchy in Mt Aspiring National Park.

An unmissable experience with the exhilaration of a wilderness jet boat ride combined with a leisurely downstream float on easy to use Funyaks (inflatable kayaks) awaits you. This trip is a must-do to explore the truly unique Dart River. Your amazing journey begins with an exhilarating jet boat ride up the Dart River deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park. From here you’ll then travel back down river at your own pace in our unique Funyaks exploring pristine waters as they flow from the Southern Alps to Lake Wakatipu, hidden side streams with amazing rock pools and dramatic chasms.
Just when you think your Funyaks adventure is over, you will enjoy a gourmet buffet lunch before heading via 4 wheel drive coach to locations used in the movies to illustrate Middle Earth from ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’.

Peppers Bluewater Resort - Lake Tekapo

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Near the shores of Lake Tekapo, in the heart of Mackenzie Country in New Zealand’s central South Island, is Peppers Bluewater Resort. Overlooking Lake Tekapo this resort is located in an intensely beautiful part of the world.

Peppers Bluewater Resort is set amongst the purest natural landscape. Romantic and secluded, your accommodation in Lake Tekapo reflects the beautiful landscape surrounding you.

You can explore the natural wonders of Mount Cook and the Mackenzie region from here. Marvel at an International Dark Sky Reserve with millions of stars. Ride horses through the mountains, catch a scenic flight to Franz Josef glacier, go skiing, or immerse yourself in the Tekapo Springs Day Spa and Hot Pools.

Glacial Day Spa

Experience total relaxation and rejuvenation at the day spa with a full range of treatments designed to enhance and maintain your health and beauty. Each of the 4 therapy rooms features beautiful views of the hot pools, Lake Tekapo and the mountain ranges. 

Treat yourself to the healing benefits of massage in the beautiful, calm space of our Glacial Day Spa. Our expert staff are skilled in a wide range of treatments designed to revitalise the body and recharge the mind.

Massage has many benefits which include a boosted immune system, reduced pain and inflammation, improved sleep, increased flexibility and range of motion as well as enhanced wellbeing by reducing anxiety, stress and depression.

Christchurch "The Grand Tour"

 

Fully guided by our knowledgeable host, our Grand Tour shows off the best things to do in Christchurch in the most comfortable and convenient way on board in  luxury coach. 

This is a fully-guided day trip from 9:30am to approximately 4pm, 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day). Please note that bookings are essential.

The tour offer complimentary accommodation pick ups from 9am from selected Christchurch accommodation providers.

Transport and entry to all attractions are included in your ticket price

Cathedral Cove Kayaking

 

The Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve opens up a sea kayaking paradise full of beaches, islands and rock gardens that are just waiting to be explored.

Paddle through sea caves, interact with the local marine life and discover the thrill of kayak sailing with the wind on your back. To top it off you land at Cathedral Cove where you will be treated to world famous cappuccinos and hot chocolates on the beach! The Cathedral Cove Classic is now seen as one of New Zealand's premier eco-tourism attractions.

Huka Falls Jet

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Hukafalls Jet in Taupo is the only jet boat company permitted to take you to the base of the mighty Huka Falls. The half hour of thrills, fun and excitement takes you along a beautiful river environment, lined with native bush, sheer rock cliff face and natural hot springs. Combine 360° spins while passing through nature incredibly closely at disorientating speeds for an amazing must-do visitor experience whilst in Taupo, and that's even before reaching the awe inspiring majesty that is the Huka Falls.

 

Tongariro Crossing

 

Trek across volcanic alpine landscape of dramatic contrasts – steaming vents, glacial valleys, ancient lava flows, alpine vegetation and vivid crater lakes, all with stunning views.

This challenging trip begins at 1120 m, climbs the Mangatepopo Valley to the saddle between Mount Tongariro and Mount Ngauruhoe, through South Crater before climbing again to Red Crater, the highest point on the crossing at 1886 m.

You will then descend on a volcanic rock scree track to the vivid Emerald Lakes, known as Nga Rotopounamu (greenstone-hued lakes). After passing Blue Lake, also known as Te Wai-whakaata-o-te-Rangihiroa (Rangihiroa’s mirror), the track sidles around the northern slope of Tongariro, then descends in a zigzag track down to the road end at 760 m. 

Beach horse riding & wine tasting

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Combine a unique horse ride on the beach with tasting some of New Zealand’s Luxurious wines after strolling down one of the most beautiful Sculpture Tracks between the Vineyards. The Beach Horse Riding & Wine Tasting Tour is a great escape!

Tour Starts by picking you up from Auckland CBD, then you will head north of Auckland through the scenic Roads of Rodney Region.

When you arrive at the Horse Riding, you will have some time to meet your tour guide and your horse before starting the ride.

The guide will explain to you the safety instruction and how to ride the horse. Then you will enjoy a one-hour horse ride on one of the most beautiful Beaches in NZ, Watching the Blue Water hugging the white sand while soaking in the sunshine.

After that, you will be take you to discover a unique art trail between the Vine Leaves and taste some of New Zealand’s Luxurious Wines. The Trail takes about one-hour easy hike return.

Once you finish the Wine Tasting, the tour also finishes and you will head back to Auckland CBD.

Harbour Dinner Cruise

  

Immerse yourself in Auckland’s Harbour setting and unwind with a three-course meal on the water. Set sail and take in Auckland’s spectacular scenery as the sun lowers in the sky.

Enjoy canapés and a welcome drink as you set sail onto the Waitematā Harbour. For the main course choose between dining in the downstairs cabin or on deck to take in the iconic sights of the Auckland Harbour. To finish the evening off, savour your dessert course as we leisurely sail back to Auckland’s vibrant Viaduct Harbour.

Heli Cruise Island Escape

  

Want to experience the best of the Bay of Islands all within one day?

The Heli Cruise Island Escape package allows you to experience a boat cruise between Paihia and the islands, with island beach stops and an incredibly scenic helicopter flight from the islands back to Paihia.

Experience the Bay of Islands with our spectacular Heli Cruise Island Escape, you will go in a boat to an island beach where we they enjoy swimming, paddle boarding, snorkelling or just relaxing at their leisure. Then you will be transfer to the  built Helicopter Barge in the heart of the Bay of Islands to depart on a 15 minute Hole in the Rock scenic helicopter flight before landing back in Paihia

Maori Cultural Experience

 

An intricately carved gateway leads you to the fringe of a lush 200 year old native Tawa forest. Warriors emerge from the forest by canoe to perform the powhiri, an ancient ceremony of welcome that allows you and other visitor’s safe passage into the village. As you wander beneath the stunning forest canopy, the village is alive with sights, sounds & activity of days gone by including haka, poi, tattooing, weaving, carving and arts of warrior training.

Watch as the earth is carefully scraped away to reveal baskets of food cooked beneath the ground on hot stones. Enter the ancestral meeting house and enjoy a powerful cultural performance before dining on the traditional hangi buffet feast!

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

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Join the experience of the real Middle-earth™ at the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where, in the heart of the Waikato region, you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire™, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through the unequivocal beauty of the land, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will then escort you around the set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made.

You will be fully guided around the 12 acre set; past Hobbit Holes™, the Mill and into the world-famous Green Dragon™ Inn, where you will be presented with a complimentary, exclusive Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ beverage to conclude your own Middle-earth™ adventure.

Mercury Bay with gourmet food & wine

  

Stay overnight in the Vineyard & under the stars!

Get ready to enjoy a glamping site that has a unique one-of-a-kind sleeping tent - a transparent bubble that allows you to see and fall asleep under the stars and wake watching the sun rise.

Bubble Tent Package includes:

  • One night stay (max 2 people) in the Bubble Tent
  • Gourmet Platter for two people (at our Cellar Door Restaurant), accompanied by a 4 glass 'wine flight'
  • Exclusive access to nearby Bubble Lounge/Bar 
  • Access to the wineries vintners (dependent on availability)
  • Bathrooms: There are private toilet facilities available and an eco 'solar heated' outdoor shower.
Bay of Islands

 

Northland is a region in New Zealand rich with historic significance, and it is also the birthplace of New Zealand. It is one of the first regions settled from Polynesia, and also the place where the European settlers first made contact with the Maori. The main attraction in this region is the sublime maritime park of the Bay of Islands, with no less than 144 islands and secluded bays. Most visitors queue up for the Bay of Islands, but all along the East Coast you'll find scenic, sheltered bays and exquisite beaches.

Also called the "Winterless North", the subtropical climate is pleasant throughout the year, and an aquatic playground for a whole range of leisure and adventure activities such as diving, fishing, sailing, surfing, kayaking and dolphin swimming. The main gateway for these activities is Paihia.

 

Rotorua

 

Green rolling hills and lush farmlands are the main decor in Waitomo/Waikatoa, and it is home to some well known icons such as the world class surf breaks in the bohemian seaside town of Raglan, which also happens to be our home. The set for the Shire in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbiton movies in Matamata is a unique experience not to be missed, and the world famous Waitomo Caves are a magical place, with numerous options to explore the caves, whether participating in one of the many adventure activities or marvelling at the wonderful light display created by glowworms.

Rotorua is New Zealand's main geothermal area and a centre where Maori culture thrives. It is situated on the shore of Lake Rotorua, and the whole region offers a mix of pristine lakes to enjoy. Explore the many geothermal wonderlands with boiling mud pools, geysers, steamy and colorful lakes, and unwind at a natural hot spring spa or choose from one of the therapeutic spa and massage therapies

Coromandel

 

 

The Coromandel Peninsula is a favourite among New Zealanders themselves, and it's not hard to understand why. Its only a 2 hour drive from the major cities Auckland and Hamilton, but yet it feels quite remote and isolated, so it's an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The fact that is also boasts some of New Zealand's finest and most pristine beaches may obviously play a big role as well!

Lifestyle in the Coromandel is very relaxed and there are many coastal towns each with their own distinct character scattered across the peninsula. It is a haven for those seeking an alternative lifestyle away from the city. 

Taupo and Central North

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New Zealand's main volcanic area, the Taupo Volcanic Zone, stretches in a line from White Island, north of the Bay of Plenty, through Rotorua and down to Tongariro National Park, which proudly claims the title of dual UNESCO World Heritage Area. The Central Plateau, at the heart of the North Island, is the centre of New Zealand's volcanic activity, and the volcanoes put on a spectacular show from time to time, perhaps once  around every 7 years.

The Ruapehu/Tongariro National Park region is a mecca for outdoor lovers, year round! Summer is a great time to hit the hiking or biking trails, and in winter you can ski down an active volcano, and it is also the largest ski field in New Zealand! The world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing is New Zealand's premier day hike, if not one of the world's! For an even greater appreciation of all the volcanoes, the Tongariro Circuit is a 3-4 day tramp around the volcanoes and is one of New Zealand's Great Walks. The fresh rivers near Turangi provide for world class trout fishing, which can also be found in Taupo.

Lake Taupo is New Zealand's largest lake. In fact, it is the largest fresh water lake in Australasia, and with the plethora of activities on offer (from fishing and boating on the lake or scenic flights over the voclanoes to the adrenaline pumping activities such as skydiving, bungy jumping, jetboating) it is on most traveller's itineraries. Taupo is also the source of New Zealand's longest river, the Waikato River, and the Huka Falls are a spectacular sight to behold.

Fly & Dine

 Man O'War Wine Tasting — Auckland Seaplanes Fly And Dine Package | Taupo's Floatplane Scenic Flights

As a birthday present, anniversary surprise, or romantic marriage proposal – this package is perfect for those seeking an exclusive flying experience.

As the only passengers in the plane, you can snuggle up together and enjoy the beautiful vistas of Lake Taupo and Mt Tongariro’s colourful crater lakes. You may even get to see one of Taupo’s spectacular sunsets.

Upon your return from the 45 minute flight, enjoy a relaxing dinner for two at Taupo’s Millennium Hotel and Resort.

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Wine Tour with Chef's Platter Lunch

 Napier Wine Tour & Chef's Platter

  • Chef's platter seated luncheon including a glass of wine of your choosing from Missions Estate Range.
  • Pick up time from your accommodation will be 12.00 noon.
  • Most dietary requirements can be met with notification at time of booking.
  • Tasting at Mission Estate the oldest winery in New Zealand.
  • Seated tasting at the Urban Winery Napiers newest and coolest winery.
  • Seated tasting at Linden Estate.
  • Wine, cheese and biscuits out amongst the vines.
  • Each winery will offer between 4 to 7 wines split between red and white wine.
  • Hawkes Bays best known wines are Chardonnay, Shirah and Bordeaux Blends.
  • Stop in a vineyard for an explanation of grape growing principals.
  • Outside of the 4 week chardonnay fermentation period you will get a access to the barrel hall and the amazing golden egg at the Urban Winery.
Dip & Dine

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Dip for 90 beautiful minutes in our Geo-Thermal mineral pools and chose from one of our delicious main meals. Dine alfresco or in our historic schoolhouse restaurant.

Vista BBQ Cruise Abel Tasman

Vista Bella Cruise Abel Tasman National Park

 

See all the highlights along the coast, from granite outcrops, golden sands and lush forest. Take in Split Apple Rock, Tonga Island Marine Reserve and Adele Island Wildlife Reserve. View sea birds and seals, with a chance to spot little blue penguins.

Order your barbecue the night before and our crew will head to the most sheltered cove to light the grill and cook up your classic Kiwi barbecue lunch, enjoyed on board. After lunch, relax with a comfortable Vista Cruise back to Kaiteriteri.

Heli Wine Queenstown

 

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The day begins when guests are picked up from accommodation and taken to the airport for a scenic heli flight, with an alpine landing for a perfect photo opportunity. You will be dropped at the Gibbston Valley after the helicopter flight where Queenstown Wine Trail will pick you up to continue on with the wine tour. This tour offers a unique food and wine experience at a relaxed pace in picturesque surroundings. You will visit three wineries for hosted tastings. Lunch consists of several dishes each perfectly matched with estate wines.

Allow approximately 6 hours for the whole experience.

Highlights :

  • Helicopter flight, sightseeing and landing on mountain range before being dropped off at Gibbston Valley Winery.

  • Tastings at two wineries.

  • Underground wine cave tour.

  • Wine & food paired lunch + formal cheese presentation & tastings.

  • Courtesy pick up and drop off at selected accommodation or central Queenstown.

Hot Air Balloon

 

As you rise to altitudes as high as 6000ft and drift with the breeze, you will witness quite possibly the best panoramic views of Queenstown and its surrounds - “The Hobbit” filming locations, Southern Alps, Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables mountain range, NZ’s finest golf courses and much, much more.

The four distinct seasons offer beautiful scenery all year round, so make this your opportunity to get some of the most stunning photographs you will ever take

The passengers can assist the crew to inflate the balloon and also to help pack it away after the flight. Celebrate your once-in-a-lifetime experience with a delightful champagne celebration with juice, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cheese selection, crackers, sweet treats and muffins in the field after your flight.

Sunrise Balloons is a family-owned and operated company which has been flying in the region since 1998.

Spa Queenstown

 

The Spa offers a high-quality boutique retreat and day spa experience. Perched on the cliffs overlooking the magnificent Shotover River and amidst a stunning mountain range, this old gold miner’s town is just 10mins from Queenstown or 13km from Arrowtown making it a convenient, tranquil escape from the more action packed, adrenaline filled activities and winery offerings in the region.

In addition to the beautiful exclusive use cedar hot tubs with breathtaking views that we are world renowned for, The spa is also home to a tranquil day spa with high quality therapists delivering an extensive range of face and body treatments for women and men. With the option to book either our exclusive use cedar hot pools or a hot tub and spa package, it offers the best in pure indulgence.

Overnight cruise Fiordland - Milford Sound

 2 Day Fiordland Discovery Milford Overnight Cruise - Relaxing Journeys

Spend a night in the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ on board the stunning Fiordland Jewel. Taking only 20 passengers night, the Fiordland Jewel features nine climate-controlled cabins all with ensuite bathrooms and majestic fiord and sea views.

Includes:

  • Two cruises of Milford Sound
  • 3-course dinner, full cooked & continental breakfast prepared by our onboard chef - all dietary requirements are catered for
  • Complimentary tea & coffee
  • Kayaking & tender boat explorations (weather permitting)
  • View underwater film footage captured by our Remote Operating Vehicle (ROV)
  • Use of top-deck hot tub following dinner
Taieri Gorge Railway

  

Combine a wealth of history with railway charm and the result is one of New Zealand’s best-loved and well known scenic railway journeys. The Taieri Gorge Railway journey travels through the spectacular and ever changing Taieri River Gorge, offering amazing views and a fascinating insight into the building of the railway line by New Zealand's early pioneers.

 

Tram Restaurant

  

 

Experience the luxury of our 36 seater air-conditioned, colonial style dining tram and be treated to the finest service, cuisine and beverages New Zealand has to offer. Incorporate fabulous dining with a sightseeing tour showcasing Christchurch’s inner city vibrancy and heritage – truly a mix of the old and the new. The Christchurch Tramway Restaurant dinner tour is a unique activity not to be missed.

The menu package includes a welcome drink, starter, entree, main, dessert and tea or coffee. The menu changes seasonally and features quality New Zealand produce and includes gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian options.

 

 

Full day Queen Charlotte Picnic Tour

 

 

Includes transportation, pick up and drop off and gourmet picnic of local cuisine, wine and drink. Vegan and gluten free options are available. 
Your host Chris will be taking you around the Queen Charlotte Track meandering through breathtaking views of secluded bays and native bush. Chris knows all the good spots and puts on a spread that showcases local cuisine and local wines. These picnics are for couples or small groups - no crowds here. 

Tour starts at 9am in Blenheim, Marlborough and lasts 6 hours

Franz Josef Heli-Hike

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With the combination of an exhilarating helicopter ride, jaw-dropping scenery and a three hour hike through the most spectacular glacier features. Your journey starts at our glacier base in Franz Josef Village where our friendly team will check you in, get you kitted out with the essential gear and give you a pre-trip briefing.

From here, your guide will lead you a on a short walk through native forest to the heli pad and get you ready to board your helicopter. Adrenaline levels start to spike as you board your helicopter and our highly trained pilot then whisks you away over the jaw dropping landscape - an opportunity to take in the full panoramic majesty of Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere nestled within the surrounding mountains.

Your pilot will land you high up on the glacier itself, where your guide will help you make the final preparations for your hike before you head off to explore the pristine features of this incredible icescape. During your hike your guide will share with you the story of Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere, their knowledge of the glacier and surrounding area and insight on why Franz Josef is so unique. You'll come away from your trip not only with a sense of awe at this majestic beauty, but a whole new understanding of why this precious landmark is so special.

 

Awaroa Lodge

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Surrounded by pristine waterways and native forest, the Lodge has been constructed to make the most of its secluded location which is not accessible by road. The main lodge is warm, inviting and full of character with a comfy lounge, library, bar, restaurant and outdoor pizzeria which is open to day visitors, many of whom are walking the coastal track. Enjoy a range of activities like a guided walk or kayak with one of our partner operators, relax on the famous Awaroa beach or take a walk through our grounds and surrounds.

The new Day Spa is now open, so book in and relax with a wonderful massage, wrap or facial.

You will not find some of the usual things that you might expect in a 4 star hotel such as televisions, spa pools and cellphone reception! The hotel generate their own power and use a satellite for our WiFi connection - It has however have great food, welcoming staff, comfortable beds, an abundance of birdlife and sensational night skies!

Surrounded by pristine waterways and native forest, the Lodge has been constructed to make the most of its secluded location which is not accessible by road. The main lodge is warm, inviting and full of character with a comfy lounge, library, bar, restaurant and outdoor pizzeria which is open to day visitors, many of whom are walking the coastal track. Enjoy a range of activities like a guided walk or kayak with one of our partner operators, relax on the famous Awaroa beach or take a walk through our grounds and surrounds.

 

Half Day Awaroa Kayak Adventure

 

This trip begins on Awaroa Beach in front of Awaroa Lodge – the perfect trip for those staying at Awaroa Lodge or surrounds. The Awaroa area is an exciting and dynamic environment and your Awaroa based guides use their knowledge of tides and weather patterns to run the best possible trip for you given the conditions of the day. The guided kayak trip last for 3 – 3.5 hours including a pre-trip safety briefing and a 20 – 30 minute stop on a secluded beach. Your guide breaks up the trip by providing fascinating commentary at notable points along the way. Hot drinks & snacks are provided on the beach.

 

Canvas Hut - Pukekohe

  

 

Canvas Hut is just ten minutes from Pukekohe township and one hour from Auckland.

The hut sits on an elevated hilltop, with scenic views overlooking rural Franklin, the Waikato River to the Waikato River mouth and the Tasman Sea. The foreground features beautiful rolling hills with breathtaking views of patchwork fields. It overlooks native bush and farmland with plenty of cows in the paddocks and birdlife flying by.

Set up for couples in mind, the hut consists of a generous bedroom area with a roomy ensuite and small kitchenette to the rear of the hut. The space is beautifully decorated, with a serene and restful feel. A carefully crafted and quirky outdoor area, with a beautiful outdoor bath, provides a place to soak and take in the views and sunset in the evening.

There is an array of birdlife to enjoy while just sitting on the deck! Kererus, fantails, kingfisher, tuis, pukeko, herons, plovers, magpies, pheasants and quails are all visitors to the property. A walk through the native bush on the property is a good way to enjoy the local flora and fauna.

Canvas Hut is the ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of the city - perfect for those that don't want any of their precious downtime taken up with battling the traffic. At just an hour from Auckland city, you'll be sitting with your feet up, a glass of wine in hand, watching a peaceful sunset before you know it.

Eat & Drink 

Canvas Hut has all the facilities you need to self-cater. Just bring your own food, and prepare meals in the kitchenette. There is a gas ring and barbeque for cooking and you'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need. 

If you want a break from cooking, you'll find a range of fantastic dining options in Pukekohe - from award-winning restaurants, cafes and clubs to delicious bakeries and fast food. A couple of options that come recommended by your hosts are, Seddon 64 or for something different, try Poco Loco Restaurant which serves amazing tapas and desserts. There is a full list of all the various options in the hut.

If you need to pop out for supplies, you'll find a supermarket in Pukekohe, about a 10-minute drive away.

 

Highfield forest retreat

 

 

 

Highfield Forest Retreat is set on the lush Kauri Coast, 25 minutes from the Northland town of Dargaville and 2.5 hours from Auckland.

The campsite is set in a dappled glade, in mature native forest on the edge of Highfield Farm. A large, luxury tent is accompanied by a delightful old kauri hut - providing a charming kitchen, dining and lounging area. A boardwalk through the tall native bush connects the two. A short walk away from the site sits a private outdoor bath in a rocky grotto, nestled amongst the bush and fern-covered ground.

Highfield Forest Retreat, along with it's recently added sister site, Highfield River Retreat, offers truly unique and romantic couples accommodation. 

Surrounded by nature, you can lie back in the outdoor bath and see native birds like tomtits, tui, grey warbler and native pigeon dart about the campsite in the early evening. A pretty stream meanders through the bush nearby. At night you'll hear the sound of water trickling over the rocks and the morepork calling from the treetops and if you're really lucky, the kiwi calling from the bush. 

Eat & Drink

Highfield Forest Retreat is self-catering. Just bring your own food and chilly-bin and cook your meals using the facilities provided in your private camp kitchen, the Kauri Hut. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need. 

The nearest shop selling necessities is Kaihu Motors - an 8 minute drive away. There is a Countdown Supermarket in Dargaville, 25 minutes drive away. 

Kaihu Tavern, just 5 minutes away is a great place to have a meal if you want a night off cooking!

Cottle Hill Creek

 

 

The Ark at Cottle Hill Creek is just 5 minutes from Kerikeri village and just over 3 hours drive from Auckland. With just a short drive to many of the Bay of Island and Northland sights - it's a great spot to explore this stunning region from.

The Ark is a unique and beautifully decorated, floating houseboat. It sits peacefully in a corner of a small private lake on a 16-acre farmlet complete with goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, pigs and horses. The Ark is docked alongside a wharf where a nearby willow tree provides a cool outdoor living space - and a tranquil place to BBQ, sunbathe, read, relax, or enjoy a cool drink on a hot day.

Inside is a small but perfectly formed space with a luxurious open plan and well-equipped kitchen, dining, and lounge area, and bathroom.  An incredibly comfortable queen size bed is accessed via a ladder in the loft. A small woodburner is lovely to cosy up in front of during winter.

The Ark is a beautiful and unique accommodation experience. It's off-grid, self-sustainable and provides an escape from the stresses of the city.

Row or kayak on the lake, take a walk around the property, bird watch, or say hello to the animals. Enjoy listening to the sound of the kiwi that have recently moved into the area.

During open fire season, guests are welcome to collect wood and build a fire in the pit outside the Ark. Pioneer cast iron cookware is provided to enjoy a unique outdoor fire cooking experience.

There is an array of birdlife to enjoy! Sometimes you can spot wild turkeys, peacocks, quail, and pheasants around. There are also many beautiful native birds such as fantails, tui, and kererus to be seen.

Eat & Drink 

Cottle Hill Creek is self-catering. Just bring your own food and cook meals using the gas hob or BBQ and facilities provided in your private galley kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

If you want a break from cooking at any stage, Kerikeri is a 5-minute drive away and is filled with delicious places to eat out. The Plough and Feather at the Kerikeri Mission Station comes highly recommended - with fantastic food and a wonderful ambience. There are some nice takeaway spots, lots of great cafes (Santeez Gluten Free Café for their coffee and ginger slice is delicous!), and other fantastic restaurants such as Black Olive, Ake Ake Winery and Rainbow Falls Tea House.

There are three supermarkets close by, Countdown and New World in Kerikeri, and Four Square in Waipapa. If you're staying on a weekend - treat yourself to some culinary treats from The Packhouse Market in Kerikeri on Saturday or Sunday, or pop in for some fresh fruit and vegetables at the Kerikeri Farmer's Market on Sunday.

 

River Bothy- mangonui, northland

   

 

 

The River Bothy is set in the Far North, approximately 4 hours from Auckland and just 5 minutes from nearby Mangonui Village.

Nestled amongst 500 Olive trees, the bothy is far from the basic Scottish hut it’s named for. The off-grid riverside cabin is beautifully decorated – with all the comforts of home at hand. 

Made from materials reclaimed from the nearby 1890’s settlers’ farmhouse, the kitchen is a covered space, giving year-round cooking facilities and a relaxing area to soak up the uninterrupted countryside views. The bathroom and shower are right next door, and the outdoor bath is perfectly positioned to enjoy the river views as it meanders gently past.

If you want to get out and about – the scenic Northland area offers lots to see and do - coastal walks, scenic lookouts and white sandy beaches. 

At the end of your day, let nature be your companion. Soak up the views over the olive grove, watch dusk settle across the water, and relax by the brazier under the stunning night sky.

Eat & Drink 

The River Bothy is self-catering. Just bring your own food and chilly-bin and cook your meals using the facilities provided in your outdoor camp kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need. 

Hosts, Maggie and Brooke do offer a delicious 'Breakfast Kit' including homemade pancake mix, fruit, free-range eggs and bacon that you can order during the booking process if you're keen to treat yourselves!

The nearest shop selling necessities is Mangonui - a 5 minute drive away. There is a large foursquare in nearby Coopers Beach, and a New World Supermarket in Keri Keri, 46 minutes drive away. 

If you want a night off cooking, there are some great eating out or taking out options nearby. And don't forget to make a visit to the famous Mangonui chip shop!

 

 

 

Castaways coastal tents

    

 

Glam Camping at Castaways is set on a spectacular North Island coastal property in the South Western corner of Auckland, just 50 minutes drive from the CBD.

The well-known resort offers guest accommodation, a tranquil day spa, beautiful restaurant - Agave, loads of adventure activities - and now glamping!

There are three Coastal Tents located on the secluded cliffs above Karioitahi Beach, a tree tent suspended in between two mighty totara trees and a unique new group glamping Village - they've not done it by halves.

The Coastal Tents are located 10 minutes by golf cart from the main resort, giving couples a chance to instantly unwind in a truly restful and romantic spot. With your gourmet self-cook dinner and breakfast included in the package, all you need to think about is getting yourself there - the rest is taken care of.

These specially designed tents are the ultimate in 5-star glamping. Although completely off-grid, solar power produces electricity for lighting, stereo, even an espresso machine and refrigerator - which you'll find stocked full with all the food you'll need to create delicious, gourmet meals on the BBQ.

Eat & Drink

A gourmet dinner and breakfast package complete with cooking instructions is included in the price. You will be given a choice of steak, salmon, chicken or vegetarian, and either red or white wine, to select from during the online booking process. You'll enjoy a 3 course, easy self-cook dinner, and continental and cooked breakfast. You'll also be provided with plenty of snacks and a selection of drinks.

Tea, coffee, milo, and even a coffee machine to make a decent espresso, are all provided.

 

 

 

 

 

Top Hut - Coromandel

    

   

Top Hut is situated on the Coromandel Peninsula.

The elevated one roomed hut is nestled amongst native bush, surrounded by Nikau, Kauri, Rimu and the colourful Rata. Private and quiet, it's a complete escape from everyday life. 

Tastefully decorated, this unique accommodation has a subtle Moroccan interior theme. Large windows open widely out to the tree tops. Sheepskins and large, decorative cushions on the sofas and window seats invite lounging in the dappled sunlight. It's glamping at its finest, with simple but luxurious natural linen bedding and high thread count 100% cotton sheets. 

Outside, the hut deck has everything you need to enjoy outdoor living. Soak up the serenity, relaxing in comfortable deck chairs and toasting marshmallows on the chiminea under twinkling vintage string lights. 

The property borders the Department of Conservation Kennedy Bay Block. Bush walks and native trees abound, with plenty of kaka, wood pigeon, fantail tui and bellbird to be found in the surrounding forest. A 10-15 minute walk from the hut leads you down to a rocky shore for a morning ocean dip - the perfect place for a peaceful picnic, fishing, or just sea gazing in an idyllic, unspoilt pohutukawa fringed bay.

Eat & Drink

Top Hut has all the facilities you need to self-cater. Just bring your own food, and cook meals using the chiminea, BBQ or hut kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need and plenty of sauces, seasonings oils and herbs.

You can stock up on supplies at either Colville or Coromandel. There is a unique community-owned store run by the locals at Colville, with an excellent selection of food and wine. Coromandel town has a large supermarket, and a variety of interesting shops - butcher, bakery, and liquor outlet.

There are several very good restaurants in Coromandel Town, a 35-40 minute drive away, and Colville (close to Coromandel Town) has a friendly little cafe, where the food is very local, homemade and delicious. Good coffee, good ice cream and the farm's own meat is also sold there. 

In Summer, the nearest shop is the campground at Waikawau Bay, just 15 minutes away, where the store sells basic essentials. 

 

 

 

 

 

Kanuka - Lake Tarawera

   

  

Kanuka, on Lake Tarawera in the Rotorua region, is the second of David and Karen's beautiful lake side campsites. Along with sister site, Te Rata, it is accessed by water taxi or walking track only, making it one of the most off-the-beaten-path campsites in our collection.

Set on Maori land, in a mystery location on the lake edge, Kanuka is secluded and peaceful. Beautiful native bush surrounds the glamping site, with the large, comfortable tent enjoying direct access to the lake. 

The campsite consists of one large tent with a queen-sized bed. It's tastefully decorated and features elements of Maori design - beautiful natural materials and traditional flax weaving. A camp kitchen, dining area and camp bathroom are set a short distance from the tent, providing everything you need for comfortable camping.

A stay at Kanuka is something very special. The discrete lake-edge location, with towering pohutukawa trees, gives you the chance to really surround yourself in nature - and the magic of a truly amazing place.

Eat & Drink 

At Kanuka, you have the option of self-catering or you can order one of the Kanuka breakfast or dinner hampers.

The breakfast hamper includes fresh fruit or berries accompanied by Helen's Homemade Muesli, orange juice, home baked wheaten bread for toast, with creamy butter and homemade preserves, four free range eggs ready for cooking with fresh local ham and tomatoes. Also includes fresh coffee grounds to make that special first cup.

The dinner hamper includes organic, locally grown meat and vegetables. The main meal is accompanied by fresh salad greens and tomato salad, with a delicious home-made dessert slice and yoghurt. To finish is an 'Over the Moon’ (local cheese maker) cheese board. All accompanied by 2 bottles of crisp Kawakawa Beer.

The camp kitchen has a BBQ and camp cooker for preparing either your own self-catering, or the meal hamper meals. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need as well as environmentally-friendly detergents and basic condiments such as salt and pepper. Once you're there, it's either a boat ride or a walk back to The Landing, so make sure you're thorough - and bring all the supplies you'll need!

The best place to stop for groceries on your way to Kanuka, would be the Countdown or Pak N' Save supermarkets, located near the centre of Rotorua. Closer to the lake, at the turn off to the Blue Lake and Lake Tarawera (Te Ngae roundabout) is the Redwood Centre. It has a good range food stores including any pharmacy requirements which should include insect repellent.

Te Tuhi Dome - Taupo

    

Te Tuhi Dome is set just 15 minutes from Taupo, near Kinloch Bay.

Set on the same property as the popular Te Tuhi Hut, the Dome sits on a hillside with views across farmland, native bush, and down to Lake Taupo. Both the hut and the dome are completely private and set on different parts of the property.

The Dome is a large geodesic structure containing a gorgeous bedroom and lounging space. On one side of the dome, a few metres away is a kitchen building. On the other side, is a luxurious outdoor bathroom space. Amazing views down to Lake Taupo are visible from every area.

At dawn and dusk, the bush is alive with birdsong. Depending on the season, lambs and calves frolick in the paddocks around the campsite. The cows, sheep and horses grazing and chickens foraging make for a peaceful country vista to sit back and enjoy.

If you feel like exploring, the Taupo region has so much to offer. Restaurants, cafes, and galleries are plentiful. Geothermal wonders like the Wairakei Terraces hot pools and the Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park are only a short drive away. And of course, the lake itself offers activities like kayaking, sailing or swimming.

Eat & Drink 

Te Tuhi Dome is self-catering. Just bring your own food, and cook meals using the BBQ and facilities provided in your private camp kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

If you want a break from cooking at any stage, Taupo is just a 15-minute drive away, and there are plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from.  Coming highly recommended by your hosts is The Store House (cannot go past the fried chicken waffles), Baku on the lakefront and The Vine for fine dining and a wonderful range of wine and craft beer.

Closer to home is A Larte Café (a 5-minute drive away) which features an amazing mosaic garden and homewares store. Finally, nearby Kinloch Store has amazing wood-fired pizzas and fish and chips. Great for casual lakeside picnicking!

 

Manutuke eco retreat - Gisborne

  

 

Manutuke Eco Retreat is 15 minutes from Gisborne on the east coast of the North Island.

The campsite is situated on the edge of a wetland lake on the property and consists of a large, safari-style tent, smaller bell tent and semi-outdoor bathroom. Interconnecting decks and boardwalks immerse you in the wetland surrounds and connect the different elements of the site. A long jetty out to a viewing platform on the lake is the perfect place to launch the paddle boards for a peaceful paddle around the lake.

Stylishly decorated, the main safari tent has a queen-size bed and plenty of room for relaxed living. The bell tent is used when more than 2 people in the group are staying, and also has a queen bed. The whole site is only ever booked by one group at a time though, so you'll never have to share.

A shower and washroom are set just off the main tent, with a basin and toilet building set between the bell tent and safari tent. A clawfoot bath is positioned at the base of the jetty - the perfect place to soak up the views across the lake.

Manutuke Eco Retreat is the ideal, romantic glamping accommodation. Relax at the campsite on your comfy Coast beanbags, spotting the birds flitting through the wetland plants. Or get out and about to enjoy the beaches and activities the Gisborne region offers by day and when night falls, gaze up at the star-studded night skies from your private jetty. Drift off to sleep in your beautiful tent to the sounds of nature - and wake to the sunrise across the lake. Bliss. 

Eat & Drink

Manutuke Eco Retreat is self-catering. Just bring your own food and drink, and cook meals using the facilities provided in your camp kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

If you want a break from cooking at any stage, Gisborne is just a 15-minute drive away and has plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from. Stopping in at the Millton Vinyard for a lunch platter and glass of wine is highly recommended! 

 

 

 

Hawkhill Cottage - Napier

  

 

Hawkhill Cottage is located in a semi-rural area just 15 minutes from Central Napier.

The one-room (with bathroom) cottage has a distinctly Mediterranean vibe... Terracotta tiles, plaster walls, nestled amongst lavender, rosemary, olives and tall cypress trees - it's like you've stepped into a little corner of Tuscany in the Hawke's Bay.

With expansive views, the cottage looks East over the Ahuriri Lagoon, out towards Napier and the Pacific Ocean beyond. You can see from Cape Kidnappers through to Bluff Hill, Mahia and the Kaweka Ranges. The sunrise is sensational - and the sunset peaceful to sit and watch with a glass of wine in hand. The twinkling lights of Napier are spectacular at night.

Bird watchers will love the wetland birds on the lagoon, as well as the plentiful hawks, pheasants, quails, yellowhead, tuis, and woodpigeon who regularly visit the cottage and gardens.

The surrounding garden is lush and fruitful - and guests are welcome to help themselves to the citrus fruit, figs, feijoas, avocados, macadamia and walnuts when in season.

We rarely find a spot that is so close to a vibrant town, yet so tranquil. Enjoy the wineries, arts and beaches of Napier during the day - and retreat to your own little peaceful paradise at the end of it all. Perfect.

Eat & Drink

Hawkhill Cottage has all the facilities you need to self-cater. Just bring your own food, and prepare meals in the kitchenette. There is a double electric element and barbeque for cooking and you'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need. 

If you want a break from cooking, both Misson Estate and Churchroad wineries are only 5-minutes away - or head to Napier (just 15-minutes drive away) for a selection of fantastic cafes and restaurants. 

If you need to pop out for supplies, you'll find a supermarket in Napier, about a 15-minute drive away.

 

 

kawakawa station - Wairarapa

  

 

 

Kawakawa Sation, home of the incredible Kawakawa Station Walk, is located on Cape Palliser - 2 hours from Wellington City, 1.5 hours from Masterton and 1 hour from Martinborough. 

Kawakawa Station Glamping is set a kilometre into the large property - awe-inspiring in its size and grandeur. Steep hills that soar upwards and a winding, rocky river bed cutting through its middle are just two of its distinctive features.

The campsite itself is set amongst manuka trees and includes two beautifully decorated bell tents sleeping up to four people - ideal for a family. A larger 'star-gazer' bell tent has a comfortable queen bed and seating, while a smaller bell tent has two sturdy stretchers for children. An enclosed kitchen and bathroom building provides excellent camp facilities with everything you need.

A beautifully appointed outdoor bath is set a short distance from the tents, surrounded on two sides with a privacy screen of manuka - but allowing views to the hills and the sky from the other direction. At night, the stars are out-of-this-world. There is no light pollution in this remote spot and the night-sky is completely star-studded and simply breath-taking.

Kawakawa Station is one of those must-have experiences... from the drive around the Cape Palliser coastal road to get there - to sleeping in the unique stargazer tent. Kids will love playing in the small stream nearby - building dams and throwing stones or meeting the farm animals. Parents will love the digital detox - and the chance to wind-down and relax in a truly stunning landscape.

Eat & Drink 

Kawakawa Station has all the facilities you need to self-cater. Just bring your own food, and prepare meals in the kitchen space. There are is a gas cooker and a Weber BBQ for cooking and you'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need. 

If you're keen to take a break from cooking, in nearby Ngawi you will find good coffee and tasty seafood in one of the food caravans on the beach. Or just 25-minutes drive from Kawakawa Station is The Lake Ferry Hotel, set right beside Lake Onoke with stunning views out to sea.

On the way to Kawakawa Station be sure to stop off at ‘The Land Girl’ home of fantastic coffee, food and shopping in Pirinoa Village. 

Pirinoa has a small 4-Square store with limited supplies, so you're best to bring most of what you need with you.

Boho Bach - Wellington

  

Less than 10 minutes from Wellington airport and 20 minutes from the city centre, Boho Bach is a little oasis right in the middle of Karaka Bay, one of Wellingtons most prestigious suburbs.

A steep winding bush path from a quiet suburban street takes you up, through the bush and opens out to a clearing with a little, old fashioned 1950s bach perched in prime position. Set on a rare 1.3 acres of land, and surrounded by native plantings, the bach is incredibly quiet and private given its suburban location.

The interior of the bach is quirky and full of personality. Touches of luxury, velvet and silk, are mixed with eclectic, colourful objects - creating a space that gives a true 'boho' vibe. 

Enjoy expansive views overlooking Wellington harbour from the bach. You'll see Makora Island, and out to the Orongorongo and Remutaka ranges - often with breath-taking sunrises and sunsets. Soak in the outdoor bath a few steps from the bach and watch the fantails flit and the colour change on the hills.

Whether you're from out-of-town visiting the sites of the city, or you're from Wellington, wanting to escape the rat-race, Boho Bach is a truly unique experience - and a tonic for the soul.

Eat & Drink 

Boho Bach is self-catering. Just bring your own food, and cook meals using the facilities provided in the bach kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

If you want a break from cooking at any stage, Scorching Bay is 5 minutes walk away and has the famous Sorcharama cafe right across the road from the best swimming beach in Wellington. A 10-minute walk in the other direction takes you to Miramar with lots of top cafes and restaurants. 

The Larder and The Chocolate Fish come recommended for breakfast and lunch, and Oikos is a fantastic Greek restaurant for dinner. Park Road Kitchen and the Roxy are also great dinner options.

 

 

 

Charming Safari Tent - New Plymouth

    

This charming safari tent is situated near New Plymouth, North Island, and can accommodate up to four guests. The tent features a fabulous king-size bed appointed with quality linens, bedside tables with reading lamps, and a cozy reading chair. The bathroom has a flushing toilet, a hand basin, and an enclosed shower with towels kindly provided by the host.

In the living area, glampers will find a plush sofa perfect for relaxing with a good book or glass of wine. The kitchen is equipped with cooking and serving utensils, a refrigerator, a toaster, a tea kettle, and a dining table for two. Glampers can simply place dirty dishes in the marked bin and they will be collected and washed. Other amenities include a radio and a selection of board games.

Outside, glampers can enjoy a romantic bath under the stars in their private bathtub. There is a private lawn with soft green grass and a cozy chimenea, as well as a wooden deck area with an outdoor dining table for scenic al fresco meals. Glampers will have access to a creek with options for fishing, a barbecue grill for cookouts, and a game room with a ping-pong table.

Glampers will be able to immerse themselves in the tranquil ambiance of their countryside setting while still enjoying access to modern amenities and conveniences during their stay. The property features a picturesque creek with options for fishing, an outdoor private bathtub, and access to a game room with a ping-pong table.

 

Ship in Waitomo Valley

  

 

 

Glampers can enjoy a unique getaway near Hamilton in Waitomo Valley with this accommodation on a ship on New Zealand's North Island. The room is spacious and can accommodate up to four glampers, ideal for a family vacation. The accommodation boasts an upper level where glampers will find a living area and an equipped kitchenette as well as a queen-size bed. In the hull, there is a bedroom with a set of twin beds and a bathroom that features a shower and a toilet. Linen and towels are kindly provided by the host. Other amenities include a TV, heating, and electric blankets.

Additionally, there is a shared barbecue area with picnic tables where glampers can enjoy the surrounding scenery while grilling up a delicious lunch.

On this stunning property, there is a restaurant and bar as well as a unique stage arena for shows and music. Facilities also include private ensuite bathrooms, self-contained kitchens, non-smoking rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, and wedding/banquet/event facilities. Each unit has designated parking.

 
Stargazing & Dinner

 

Stargazing in New Zealand is a captivating experience and whether you’re an astronomy enthusiast or you’re just after the thrill of spotting a shooting star, Queenstown is a fantastic place for stargazing on a clear night.

The ultimate evening experience, head over the Crown Range to Cardrona. Casually wind your way up the road at sunset for a beautiful three course meal at Cardrona’s recently refurbished The Mezz restaurant followed by an hour and a half long tour of the skies with expert Astronomer Alex Thom.

Half day Fly Fishing Rotorua

    

The summer season is the time to get some great dry fly action. The large numbers of cicadas hatching in the back country become a favorite food for the trout. This is the ultimate time to be fishing for trout in the Rotorua region.

Locally the summer heat drives large numbers of trout in and around the local spring creek tributaries of Lake Rotorua. Large migrations of large brown and quality rainbow trout migrate up the local spring creeks to spend most of the summer through to the spawning season (April-September). The river mouths some years have hundreds of trout seeking the sanctuary of the cool and oxygen rich stream water. This is some of the most productive and exciting sight fishing that you can experience if conditions permit.

Included:

5 hour guided fly fishing trip

A great way to experience Rotorua’s fly fishing for the client short on time available.

 

 

Full Day Fly Fishing Taupo

A memorable Fly fishing in the Taupo region of New Zealand. Truly superb New Zealand fly fishing for wild brown and rainbow trout in the many pristine rivers, lakes and streams that cover the scenic Central North Island.

A good mix of fishing available on both the local rivers and backcountry, rivers and streams accessed by comfortable 4WD, Helicopter and Raft. Nymph and dry fly fishing for wild brown and rainbow trout that will happily take a well presented fly.

Included :

All gear provided

Lunch and refreshment

Pick up and drop off in Taupo

From 8:30am to 5:00pm

 

 

Full Day Fly Fishing Tongariro

The Tongariro River is the most famous fly fishing river in New Zealand. Every year over 50 thousand prime-conditioned trout migrate up this river from Lake Taupo, providing truly amazing year-round fly fishing opportunity.

Through the experience of our guiding teams, special access to many rivers that run through private land has been acquired. Every year our guides get out and explore more “waters” for our clients to enjoy. This area truly is a vast fishery that can provide the trout fishing experience of a lifetime year round to the beginner and expert alike.

Included :

Pick up and drop off at accommodation

Guide

Lunch, light snack, juice, tea and coffee

Equipment ie rod, reel, line, tippit, flies etc

Environmental interpretation

Cultural interpretation

Digital photos available if requested

Casting instruction

 

Lift & Rental

 

Lift and Rental

A Lift and Rental ski or snowboard package is great for anyone who doesn't want a lesson, but still needs to rent ski or snowboard gear. Package it all together and save!

Lift and Rental packages include a full mountain day pass and skis/boots/poles or snowboard/boots

Age Definitions:

  • 0–4 years: Lift pass is free 
  • 5 year old: Lift pass is free
  • Child: 6–17 years still attending school
  • Adult: 18 years+

Full chairlift pass and full set of skis, boots and poles OR snowboard, boots and wristguards.(Accessories not included)

 

Benefits: 

•Change from skiing to snowboarding during the day if desired

•Equipment can be left in overnight on-mountain storage for consecutive rentals

•Any equipment issues on the mountain will be taken care of immediately at no extra cost

•No need to transport equipment up & down the mountain

 

Fly cruise Fly ( Milford Sound)

 

Take off from Queenstown, and fly above the rugged backcountry of Central Otago, before heading westward to where the glacial-fed rivers empty into Lake Wakatipu. Witness what the power of nature has created over the years, as you journey over two remarkable National Parks; Mt Aspiring and the world heritage listed Fiordland National Park.

Upon landing at Milford Sound Airport you are welcomed to a view of Mitre Peak, standing tall at the head of the fiord. Surrounded by some of the most magnificent scenery in the world, you’ll board your Mitre Peak Cruises vessel and begin your voyage cruising the length of the 16km fiord out to the Tasman Sea. Listen to the informative commentary, and interact with our hosts while enjoying the complimentary tea, coffee and water on-board. 

Complete your journey with a scenic flight over the Southern Alps back to Queenstown, and be captivated by the breathtaking and awe-inspiring views that can only be experienced from the air.

Twilight Wine & Craft Beer Tour - Queenstown

 

The 4 hour Twilight Wine & Craft Beer Tour departs daily from central Queenstown at 3.45pm and returns around 7.45pm.

Less of a traditional wine tour, this experience is more of a fun and entertaining late afternoon taste bud adventure! Visit three unique locations in the wider Wakatipu region with a minimum of 10 wine or beer tastings and delicious shared antipasto platters. Now here’s the twist…if beer is more your thing then swap the wine tastings for local craft beers instead.

We aim to please! The best part is that this awesome Queenstown wine and craft beer tour departs at 3.45pm meaning you can still go paddle-boarding or bungy jumping in the morning or even fly in from out of town. You are guaranteed to have fun, taste some amazing local wines or craft beer and make some cool new friends on the way!

Travel in comfort and style in our luxury Mercedes vans complete with onboard videos, complimentary wifi and bottled water.

Accommodation Type

 

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Boutiques :

Experience New Zealand with our genuine luxury collection of Boutique Hotels .Classified as boutique by virtue of their intimate size, experienced friendly hosts and individual style.

Take time to slow down, indulge and just enjoy luxury accommodation in some of New Zealand’s most picturesque surroundings.

Lodges : 

Discover the unique New Zealand tradition of Luxury Lodges set in outstanding locations, owned and operated by people who share a deep love and knowledge of their surroundings. The Luxury Lodges of New Zealand is a select group of the finest boutique properties in New Zealand – all set in compelling locations, whether by a sandy beach, high in the mountains or in a trendy lakeside village.

Hotels 4 stars :

When you're looking for a refreshing contrast to the everyday, trust us to deliver a superior and uplifting hospitality experience.,we will ensure you experience the best of Kiwi hospitality in the most desirable New Zealand travel destinations. Each of our hotels will deliver unparalleled service that is tailored to your needs.

Motels 3 Stars :

We offer quality motel accommodation year round which is ideal if you want the convenience of preparing meals etc from your own unit. Units are fully self catering and may be serviced, with full kitchen facilities, shower and toilet. The linen is provided, and units are usually more spacious than some other options. They work well for families or couples spending several days in a location. Parking is normally provided close to your unit.

Bed & Breakfast :

Bed & Breakfasts are a wonderfully eclectic mix of all types of hosts and houses, and this is part of the attraction. By opening their homes and their hearts to travellers who need a comfortable bed for a night or two, B&B hosts are like instant friends you meet along the way. You have your own room in the host's house and you're served breakfast in the morning. You can share travel tips with other guests over your eggs, bacon and coffee - who knows, you may even make new friends!

Glamby :

It offers a new and unique range of rental properties that consists of a Colonial Wagon, House Truck, Yurt/Ger, Tipi/Teepee, and Farmers Cottage. Fitted out to a high standard, these options include a range of modern comforts and conveniences. Include free entry to the Kaikoura Farm Park and exclusive access to our early morning animal feeding.

 

Auckland

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and will most likely be your entry point into New Zealand. Also known as the City of Sails, or as Kiwis themselves name it Little Big City, Auckland is certainly the most vibrant and most happening city in New Zealand. By international standards it's quite small, but it's also one of the world's most exciting waterside cities. Situated in the Hauraki Gulf the city is surrounded by water, and this is reflected in the number of leisure boats per capita, which is the highest in the world. To really appreciate it, you have to take to the waters, sailing on the harbour or taking a ferry to one of the numerous islands, including Waiheke and Rangitoto Islands, or a little bit more off the beaten track, Great Barrier Island.

d unwind at a natural hot spring spa or choose from one of the therapeutic spa and massage therapies

Spa & Wine Combo - Queenstown

 

Combine your day spa treatment with a Queenstown wine tour experience for the ultimate pamper me day out!

Start your day of indulgence at Body Sanctum Day Spa with your choice of either a one hour full body massage followed by a luxurious spa facial OR a 90 minute full body massage followed by 30 minute Pure Fiji foot revival treatment.

After the spa treatment you will be picked up by the Queenstown Wine Trail for an afternoon wine tour of Gibbston Valley. You will enjoy a relaxed, leisurely food and wine experience in Queenstown's scenic wine region. The wine tour includes tastings at two wineries, a gourmet lunch, an underground wine cave tour and cheese presentation & tastings.

Hole in the Rock Cruise

 

Set off on a half-day Bay of Islands cruise in search of dolphins and other marine life. Enjoy the views from a first class catamaran Dolphin Seeker as we journey right to the end of the Cape Brett Peninsula and to the famous Hole in the Rock on Motukokako Island. If conditions permit, your skipper will expertly guide the ship through the narrow space...get dripped on, consider yourself lucky!

 

Abel Tasman Kayaking Marine Reserve

 

Start with a scenic ride on our Water Taxi into the heart of the national park through to Onetahuti Beach.  From here it is a short paddle out to Tonga Island to observe the antics of the resident New Zealand Fur Seals Kekeno and watch out for little Blue Penguins too! We then maximise the tide and weather conditions to explore the best of Shag Harbour, Reef Point, the sweeping golden sands of Onetahuti Beach, Tonga Arches, Falls River Swing Bridge, Sand Fly Bay Mosquito and Bark Bay lagoons, Once we are done we enjoy a scenic water taxi cruise back to our Marahau Base 

Your trip includes hot drinks and chocolate cake, please bring your own packed lunch

 

Ice Bar

  

Take a step into the Winter Wonderland and experience life like a penguin in extreme temperatures of MINUS 5º and colder! Dressed like an Eskimo, you get to explore this Antarctic World created by over 18 tonnes of crystal clear ice architecture, ice furniture, and hand-made ice carvings.
Drink from ice glasses filled with the famous yummy non-alcoholic cocktails for the kids or delicious alcoholic cocktails for the parents. A family experience you will never forget! Jackets, gloves and warm footwear is provided.

 

Tarawera & Lakes Eco-Tour

 

The Rotorua District is home to 18 stunning lakes, amazing natural landscapes and lush native bush. The Tarawera and Lakes Eco-Tour will take you from the centre of town into a culturally, ecologically and historically significant area.

Home to ancient Maori tribes the tour route takes you through the Tikitapu scenic reserve visiting 3 lakes and splashing down onto 3. You’ll learn about ancient Maori history, the establishment of tourism in the area, geothermal forces that shaped our land, agriculture, flora and fauna and the list goes on. It is an cultural, ecological and historical eco-tour that is informative, fun and unique!

The eco-tour is a 2-hour extravaganza.

Eco-Tour Highlights:

  • Discover the history of our area with a fun & entertaining fully guided commentary, delving deep into Maori history, geothermal activity, volcanoes, legends and more
  • Splash down onto three different lakes; Lake Okareka, Lake Tikitapu and iconic Lake Tarawera
  • See breath taking views of the volcanic domes of Mt Tarawera and learn about history of this devastating eruption
  • Surround yourself with the stunning lake scenery that our district has to offer
 
Wanaka Nature Encounter

Begin your day with a cruise on the pristine waters of Lake Wanaka to Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve. A guided walk to the spectacular summit reveals the island’s secret – a lake on top of an island!

Enjoy ‘high tea’ up close and personal with rare native birds, including weka, wood pigeon and bellbird. Plant a tree as part of this unique eco experience.

After lunch in one of Wanaka’s many fine cafés (own expense), discover the secrets of Wanaka’s highcountry with a leisurely 4WD tour of a local sheep station.

Trip duration: allow 8.5 hours

 

 

Dart River Wilderness jet

 

Queenstown is synonymous with adventure, it is dubbed the "adventure capital of the world". Regardless of the season, Queenstown gets your adrenaline flowing year round, and the options are endlesss. Want to throw yourself out of a plane in amazing scenery, jump off a bridge in the birthplace of Bungy, jetboat, raft down a river, you name it...Queenstown has it all.

Today you will do the  Dart River Wilderness Jet is an exhilarating and spectacular journey from Glenorchy deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park with the only jet boat operator allowed on the Dart River.

The sheer diversity of what’s on offer means you experience a unique combination of breathtaking scenery matched with exciting jet boating on braided, glacier-fed rivers. Highly informative guides add the personal touch, talking about the area’s history, the Greenstone trail and Māori legends. Walk amongst ancient beech forest unchanged for 80 million years and view the scenic backgrounds for many Middle Earth movie scenes. An authentic New Zealand experience in an untouched world.

Wanaka Highlights Safari

 

This 2.5-hour adventure offers Wanaka’s finest lakeside scenery plus an exciting and fun 4WD journey through a real alpine, mountain farm. Up-close encounters with Red Deer, Angus Cattle, sheep and horses. Experience our exclusive “alpine café” for refreshments high above Lake Wanaka.

This is a unique insight into Wanaka’s rich history, heritage, incredible scenery and modern-day farming life. A must if your time in Wanaka is limited. Suitable for the whole family.

Highlights:

  • Wanaka’s finest lakeside scenery
  • Exciting and fun 4WD adventure through a private NZ farm
  • Up-close encounters with Alpaca, Red-Deer, Angus Cattle, sheep and horses
  • Easy 10-minute nature walk
  • Mountain-top viewpoints for breath-taking panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, glaciers and Lake Wanaka far below.
  • Views across to LOTR and Hobbit filming locations.
  • Refreshments at our exclusive “alpine café”

 

Jet boat & Wilderness walk

 

Flowing from Glaciers, the pristine waters of the Matukituki River are perfect to experience river jet boating on the longest and most adventurous jet boat tour in New Zealand. Travel at speed over shallow braids, drift into turns and yes… experience thrilling spins, stopping in deep pools to breathe in the magic of the landscape & hear stories of our land from your local guides

And there is MORE…

Deep in the mountains & off the beaten track, enjoy a 50-minute remote walk through moss covered forest, waterfalls and glacier fed streams. Walk in awe beneath Avalanche Glacier when conditions permit or into McGills Creek to explore one of the most beautiful and serene forest walks. Hear stories from your guide of our people and our land and enjoy photo opportunities of this unique ice carved landscape not to be missed. The only jet boat company to see Mount Aspiring and Glaciers

 

Classic Wine Tour Wanaka

 

The accent is on leisure as you immerse yourself into the flavours and sights of this vineyard paradise. We’ll take you to the little places that are quietly making a big name for themselves with their dedication to produce the best possible wine. Here you’ll get up close and personal with the vineyard owners. This tour is an unhurried amble through up to six of the regions finest, pausing only to admire the ever-present views. Savour the unique atmosphere of the arts, crafts and history of Old Cromwell Town and enjoy the indulgence of an award-winning gourmet platter lunch, made from local fresh produce.