Wonders of New Zealand

Wonders of New Zealand

Ker & Downey’s Luxury New Zealand Tour

Discover the Wonders of New Zealand on this 16-day luxury New Zealand tour through the famed island nation. A hodgepodge of old-growth forest, farmland and ancient glacier, visitors will remain entranced from beginning to end, experiencing train rides through the Southern Alps and exciting flights over Milford Sound.

Suggested Itinerary-at-a-glance:

  • Day 1:

    Arrive Auckland / Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

  • Day 2:

    Auckland / Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour (B)

  • Day 3:

    Rotorua / Treetops Lodge (B,D)

  • Day 4:

    Rotorua / Treetops Lodge (B,D)

  • Day 5:

    Nelson / Edenhouse (B,L,D)

  • Day 6:

    Nelson / Edenhouse (B,L,D)

  • Day 7:

    Nelson / Edenhouse (B,L,D)

  • Day 8:

    Christchurch / Otahuna Lodge (B,L,D)

  • Day 9:

    Christchurch / Otahuna Lodge (B,D)

  • Day 10:

    Southern Alps / Grasmere Lodge (B,D)

  • Day 11:

    Southern Alps / Grasmere Lodge (B,D)

  • Day 12:

    Franz Josef / Te Waonui Forest Retreat (B,D)

  • Day 13:

    Queenstown / Eichart’s Private Hotel (B)

  • Day 14:

    Queenstown / Eichart’s Private Hotel (B)

  • Day 15:

    Queenstown / Eichart’s Private Hotel (B,L)

  • Day 16:

    Departure (B)

Itinerary Description:

Your luxury New Zealand tour begins in the country's capital city of Auckland for some relaxation at the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour. Set out on an entertaining guided walk around the center of the city, embark on an America's Cup sailing experience down the Auckland Harbour, and tour the vineyards and sculpture parks of beautiful Waiheke Island. You will then transfer to Treetops Lodge and Estate in remote Rotorua. Acres of old-grown forest and trout-filled streams are yours to enjoy for two nights prior to venturing to the South Island for the remainder of your luxury New Zealand tour.

Begin your time on the South Island in Nelson amid the gracious luxury estates of Edenhouse, where the wineries of the valley and hidden golden bays and pristine alpine wildlands of Abel Tasman National Park are just a drive, water taxi, or private helicopter away. Continue your luxury New Zealand tour in Malborough, tasting the bounty of the famed wine region and cruising through the Queen Charlotte Sound aboard your private luxury launch, the MV Tarquin.

Spend two evenings in historic Christchurch for a glimpse into its fascinating ressurgence before boarding the legendary TranzAlpine train through the plains and farmlands to Grasmere Lodge in the Southern Alps. Your luxury New Zealand tour explores the pastures of this idyllic lodge and allows you to create your own adventure at your leisure in nearby Arthur's Pass National Park. The TranzAlpine train ferries you next through the Southern Alps to Franz Josef and the incredibly eco-conscious Te Waonui Forest Retreat where you will relax for an evening. Impressive glaciers and soothing hot springs are highlights of the small community, memorable points that can be reached by foot or scenic helicopter ride.

Conclude your luxury New Zealand tour driving along the picturesque coast toward Queenstown and Eichardt's Private Hotel, a cozy nine-room accommodation and the perfect end to your adventure. Here you will view one of New Zealand's most famous sights, Milford Sound, on an exclusive helicopter tour. Hike, boat, explore, and relax in your final days in this gorgeous natural wonderland.

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