Unique, Boutique & Luxury New Zealand
Breathe in the fresh air and get away from it all among the spectacular scenery of the country’s mountains and lakes, and head to the coast for awe-inspiring whale and dolphin encounters.
Some of the highlights included are:
- Spot dolphins as you cruise the beautiful waterways of the Bay of Islands
- Learn more about New Zealand’s fascinating Maori culture in Tamaki Village
- Look out for the sperm whale’s enormous tail fluke in Kaikoura
- Take to the water and admire the tranquillity and beautiful scenery of Milford Sound
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- International flights
- 18 nights in 4.5-5* hotels
- 15 days car hire
- Dolphin Discoveries cruise in Paihia
- Tamaki Maori Village tour
- Kaikoura whale watching tour
- Milford Sound day tour
- Wellington to Picton ferry
- Picton to Bay of Many Coves return boat transfer
- Airport transfers
Need to know
- Arrives: Auckland Airport (AKL)
- Time difference: GMT+13
- Visa requirements: British passport holders do not require a visa
- Language: English and Maori
- Currency: New Zealand dollar (NZD)
- Flying time from UK: around 27 hours
- Plug type: 3-prong flat blade plug
- Voltage: 240 volts/50 cycles
Fly from UK to Auckland
Take a walk along the harbour front in Auckland, a vibrant city flecked with volcanic cones. Perhaps take a boat trip out to peaceful Waiheke Island, home to artists and the well-to-do.
5* Langham Auckland
Bay of Islands
Head to Paihia, gateway to the beautiful Bay of Islands. Cruise among the 144 pretty islets, sailing through the iconic Hole in the Rock and keeping an eye out for dolphins.
5* Sanctuary Bay of Islands
Dolphin Discoveries Cruise – Discover the Bay
Return to Auckland for another night. If you haven’t already, see the city from above at the 190 metre-tall Sky Tower, where you can dine with a view at the relaxed revolving restaurant.
5* Langham Auckland
Discover the geothermal wonders of Rotorua, home to bubbling geysers, steaming hot pools and thermal springs. This is also a great place to learn more about Maori culture at Tamaki Village.
5* Treetops Lodge and Estate
Tamaki Maori Village tour
Check out the art deco architecture in Napier, including the classic Daily Telegraph office. You’ll be staying in nearby Hawke’s Bay, producer of some of New Zealand’s finest wines.
5* Breckenridge Lodge
Sail across to Kapiti Island from Paraparaumu and discover verdant forests, sheer cliffs and a wide variety of bird species, including the rare red-fronted parakeet.
5* Greenmantle Estate
Admire the water filled valleys and verdant hills of the Marlborough Sounds, dotted with quaint little villages and home to the rare Hector’s dolphin.
5* Bay of Many Coves
Look out for whales in Kaikoura, where you’ll stay in the delightful Hapuku Lodge, with a relaxing backdrop of snow-capped mountains on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other.
5* Hapuku Lodge & Treehouses
Whale watching tour
Soak in Hanmer Springs’ natural thermal pools and take a walk among its pristine lakes and rivers. Perhaps have a go at fishing for brown trout and salmon.
4.5* Heritage Hanmer Springs
Take a look around the funky art galleries of Hokitika, home to various heritage buildings. Relax on the lovely beach or take a stroll along the seafront promenade.
5* Rimu Lodge
See the creeping ice of the Franz Josef Glacier, 7.5 miles long and surrounded by lush rainforest. Choose to hike on or next to the glacier or even take a helicopter ride over it.
5* Te Waonui Forest Retreat
Scare yourself silly in fun-filled Queenstown and gaze up at the spectacular scenery of Milford Sound, where towering cliffs and peaks, cascading waterfalls and thick forests line the coast.
5* Hotel St Moritz
Milford Sound day tour
Depart Queenstown and return to the UK
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