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New Zealand Discovery
A 11 day New Zealand holiday. Your itinerary includes well-known places but also some magical less visited destinations in the North and South Island, beautiful landscapes, small boutique luxury accommodations some of the best things to do in the country. New Zealand is a small country but it has a a multitude of lakes, big mountain ranges and a varied coastline and visitors need to allow time to discover it.
Activities include beaches, thermal areas, wine tasting, lakes and Milford Sound. Golfers will be able to add a round at all of these locations. Accommodations are all small boutique luxury lodges and bed and breakfasts where you can relax in comfort enjoying good design, lovely surroundings, a selection of good food and wine, and welcoming hosts.
Best time to travel on this trip? October - April. Peak summer months are January-March so book well in advance.
Day 1 - Waiheke Island, Auckland
- The Boatshed
Day 2 - Waiheke Island, Auckland
- The Boatshed
Day 3 - Waihi, Southern Coromandel
- Manawa Ridge
Day 4 - Waihi, Southern Coromandel
- Manawa Ridge
Day 5 - Taupo, Central Plateau
Day 6 - Taupo, Central Plateau
Day 7 - Arrowtown, Queenstown
Day 8 - Arrowtown, Queenstown
Day 9 - Te Anau, Fiordland
- Dock Bay Lodge
Day 11 - Journey's End
Return to Queenstown airport for your connection to an international flight.
Start your journey in Auckland with two relaxing days on Waiheke Island, here you can enjoy wine tasting, hiking, cycling and winery and art tours or just relax around your architect-designed accommodation by the sea. You can fly from the airport or take a taxi and ferry from downtown.
Select a wine or art tour, a round of golf, cycling or The Boatshed's Jetlag Buster package or just sample one of the great winery cafes on the island.
Auckland to Coromandel Peninsula
Pick up your hire car and leave Auckland. Drive south to the Coromandel Peninsula. Visit Hobbiton, the Miranda Coast or Driving Creek along the way.
Manawa Ridge is an earthblock building with individual character. Each room has private space with outdoor bath and hammock.
Explore the working farm or join Carla for a carving lesson before dinner with your hosts.
The Coromandel enjoys some of New Zealand's loveliest beaches, you can hike, kayak, explore by car or simply relax and take in the view from your accommodation.
Coromandel Peninsula to Lake Taupo
A 3-hour drive south brings you to Lake Taupo. Stopping at Orakei Korako Thermal Resort along the way to walk amongst one of New Zealand's steaming, bubbling thermal areas.
Your accommodation is at Acacia Cliffs has stunning views over the Lake and Taupo has options to sail, take a scenic flights over the lake and volcanoes or out to White Island, a round of golf or a full day hike on the Tongariro Crossing, thermal baths and retail.
Fly Taupo to Queenstown
Start the South Island part of your holiday in the quaint town of Arrowtown. With a gold-mining history, Arrowtown boasts some great restaurants. Arrowtown House is walking distance from the cafes and shops, and a short drive from Queenstown and Millbrook or Jack's Point golf courses.
Take an informative guided wine tour of Otago's great vineyards. An opportunity to see another of New Zealand's interesting landscapes.
Queenstown to Te Anau
Continue south to Te Anau and Dock Bay Lodge with views to the lake and mountains. Bikes and golf clubs are available at the Lodge to explore this afternoon.
A guided hike and Milford Sound Cruise give you a taste of this remote wilderness of Fiordland.
Fly from Queenstown
Return to Queenstown to connect with your international flight.
At a glance
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
Activity level: moderate
Best Season: October - April
Auckland - Waihi: 2 hours
Waihi - Taupo: 3 hours
fly Taupo - Queenstown
Queenstown - Te Anau: 2 hours
Te Anau - Queenstown: 2 hours
Indicative Price from $6,833
NEW ZEALAND DISCOVERY
End to end enjoyment
NORTH & SOUTH