Wonders of New Zealand

Wonders of New Zealand

Ker & Downey’s Luxury New Zealand Tour

Discover the Wonders of New Zealand on our 16-day luxury New Zealand tours 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:

    Taupo / Huka Lodge (B,D)

  • Day 4:

    Taupo / Huka 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:

    Kaikoura / Hapuku Lodge and Treehouses (B,D)

  • Day 9:

    Kaikoura / Hapuku Lodge and Treehouses (B,D)

  • Day 10:

    Christchurch / Otahuna Lodge (B,L,D)

  • Day 11:

    Christchurch / Otahuna Lodge (B,D)

  • Day 12:

    Franz Josef / Rainforest Retreat (B,D)

  • Day 13:

    Queenstown / Eichardts Private Hotel (B)

  • Day 14:

    Queenstown / Eichardts Private Hotel (B)

  • Day 15:

    Queenstown / Eichardts Private Hotel (B,L)

  • Day 16:

    Departure (B)

Itinerary Description:

Our luxury New Zealand tours begin in the country's largest city, 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 Huka Lodge in remote Taupo. Each suite faces the hypnotic turquoise waters of the trout-filled Waikato River, and the scene is 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 to Kaikoura, and stay in a unique tree house, nested above the ground in a canopy of a native New Zealand trees. In Kaikoura experience a safari from above, viewing whale pods and jumping dolphins from the luxury of a fixed-wing plane.

Spend two evenings in historic Christchurch for a glimpse into its fascinating resurgence before boarding the legendary TranzAlpine train through the plains, farmlands, and through the Southern Alps. Transfer to Franz Josef and the eco-conscious Rainforest Retreat where you will relax for the evening under the canopy of the native New Zealand forest. 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 Eichardts 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. Contact us today to learn more about our New Zealand tour packages.

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