From the snow-capped Southern Alps to the undulating farmlands, New Zealand is an exhibition of natural wonder and adventure that will capture your imagination. It’s no wonder that the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed in this diverse, magical country. Embark on Ker & Downey’s latest experiential travel offering: the Wonders of New Zealand. This 11-night itinerary showcases the best of the two-island nation, with unforgettable treks, breathtaking scenery and exclusive accommodations included.
Treetops Lodge & Estate – Rotorua, North Island
Nestled on 2,500 acres of native old-growth forest, the picturesque Treetops Lodge and Estate invites you to relax in this natural wonder. Trout-filled lakes, chilled streams and cascading waterfalls dot the grounds – a haven for local birds and wildlife. Named by Conde Nast Travel + Leisure readers as one of the best lodges in the world, Treetops welcomes you their uniquely New Zealand lodge. Fish for rainbow trout in the many streams found throughout the property, or take a drive to Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand, for sightseeing and fishing.
Grasmere Lodge – Southern Alps, South Island
This traditional New Zealand high country station, set amid towering 7,000 foot peaks, offers a richness of traditional New Zealand hospitality. Built in 1853, the original homestead still stands at the heart of this impressive lodge, a hub of activity and effortless relaxation in New Zealand’s quiet countryside. Tour the vast farmland and venture off to Arthur’s Pass National Park for kayaking, hiking and sightseeing.
Blanket Bay – Queenstown, South Island
Blanket Bay sits at the north end of Lake Wakatipu against a backdrop of New Zealand’s finest scenery. Travelers come to Blanket Bay in search of peace and solitude. Just 45 minutes from the bustling resort community of Queenstown, Blanket Bay is a quaint destination offering peace and solitude at the banks of Lake Wakatipu. Blanket Bay has been touted by Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic, and actor Sir Ian McKellan as one of the best places from which to discover the beauty of New Zealand. During your stay here, enjoy an exclusive helicopter ride over Milford Sound, one of New Zealand’s most famous landmarks.
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