New Zealand's high-end and intimate luxury has a great reputation among experienced VIP travellers. You can take a luxury cruise in different places around the country or stay at many New Zealand luxury boutique hotels, enjoy high-end private butler service and super five-star hotel facilities. Boutique hotels are usually located in the quiet waterfront, countryside or mountain environment, and can arrange fishing, golf, hunting or other wilderness adventures, as well as spa and other special treatments. In particular, the experience not to be missed is the helicopter flight. You may want to book a helicopter to send you to your boutique hotel to stay, or send you directly from the hotel to the next attraction. New Zealand's most spectacular views overlooking from above, you will be amazed to see the scenery.
New Zealand's rich geological resources, moderate land area and the four seasons are the great ingredients for a beautiful and quality holiday.The ability to offer remarkable natural assets, from awesome landscapes to wildlife, with some of the most chic and eco-stylish accommodation in the
Southern Hemisphere, makes travelling to New Zealand such a unique experience.
Day 1 Auckland
(private yacht rental, Auckland Harbour dinner cruises)
Upon arrival in Auckland, you will be transferred in a luxury vehicle to your hotel. During the day you will visit the nearby inner city and the America's Cup village. In the evening, you can hire a private sailing boat to cruise the harbour and Hauraki Gulf in Auckland. You will board a classic gentleman luxury 47 ft boats, to experience the "City of Sails" as Auckland is often called. Enjoy dinner at the Skytower in the revolving restaurant overlooking the bright city and skyline.
Auckland - Bay of Islands
Fly from Auckland to Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands (flight not included in tour rate). Bay of Islands is a world famous resort, especially for deep-sea fishing, as well as the picturesque islands. In the contemporary surroundings take in the natural beauty and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, enjoy the long, white, sandy beaches – yours being the only footprints. A ‘must do’ is sampling the finest New Zealand cuisine using locally sourced seafood. We recommend a dolphin watch cruise and stop over at paradise-like beaches and walk in lush native bush. You can also swing golf in Waitangi or international famous Kauri Cliff.
Bay of Islands / Reinga Cape
Today you will take a private helicopter to experience a half-day trip to Cape Reinga in the far North. Beautiful scenery awaits you today from above with beaches, such as Coopers Beach, Doubtless Bay, and of course the famous Ninety Mile Beach. After landing, you can enjoy a picnic lunch at the ninety miles beach. These places are remarkable beautiful, and the remote location provides you with stunning white sand and crystal quartz clear waters. Cape Reinga and surroundings is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places in the whole of New Zealand.
Take a connecting flight back to Auckland and onto Rotorua. With your guide explore the thermal wonderland that is Rotorua. You will enjoy a visit to "Te Puia Thermal Park", in order to gain an impression of this geothermal active zone. Here you can also see the famous kiwi and a traditional Maori carving and weaving school. Explore New Zealand’s world famous therapeutic thermal region and heartland of Maori culture. Rotorua is host to some of the earth’s most spectacular landscapes and powerful natural forces in this thermal wonderland. In the afternoon you can relax in the luxurious boutique style hotel. You can go boating and trout fishing on the lake, surrounded by mountains and secluded bays.Go swimming in a lake and enjoy a special lake side picnic. The region produces the world's best rainbow trout and brown trout. Your guide will assist with recommendations throughout the day.
Today we recommend you fly with a helicopter to an island called "White Island". Here you can witness both easily and securely steam hissing out from the depths of the earth's crust. With a local guide experience the tremendous energy of the hidden nature. After this exciting tour join a delicious Maori Hangi feast, a traditional dinner cooked in the"Earth Oven"
Christchurch - Arthur Pass
Take a flight to Christchurch in the South Island. Your driver will take you to the mountainous, beautiful scenery of Arthur's Pass, which crosses the Southern Alps at a height of 905 metres. This little frequented road opens up a versatile nature area. The surrounding, rough mountains world form the core of the national park. An interesting nature trail winds itself through marshland and subalpine vegetation. A short ascent brings you to an open alpine area. With some luck you can encounter the cheeky Kea, the only mountain parrot in the world. Sports enthusiasts can find fun in the canyon and waterfall .
Greymouth - Franz Josef Glacier
Continue the journey through the Southern Alps to the wild West Coast, which features extensive rainforest and beautiful limestone landscapes. You will stop at Punakaiki to visit the "Pancake rocks" and the blowholes, both are world-famous.
Along the coast you visit the old gold-mining town of Ross, which reportedly stands on about 700 Mio. Dollars worth of Gold. The Okarito Lagoon is well worth a visit as it is home to the rare White Heron and features a stunning scenery with its mountainous backdrop. Further South the impressive glacier world of the Southern Alps awaits you. The summits here can reach up to 3500m, with the highest elevation in the country found here: Mount Cook/Aoraki with its 3754m.You can take a helicopter to experience vast snowfields and glaciers at Tasman Glacier or for ultimate panoramic views of Mount Cook.
Haast - Wanaka
The scenic road over Haste Pass, the southern gateway to the West Coast, is one of the most dramatic in the country. The journey offers a variable landscape of rainforest, wetlands, lakes, glacier-fed rivers and white water rapids. Make sure you stop at any of the short walks with your driver.One of the best of them is just north of Makarora, located within the World Heritage listed Mount Aspiring National Park. This is the Blue Pools Walk, which has become world-renowned as a must-see highlight in this wilderness region. Continue towards Wanaka and maybe have your lunch at the "Puzzling World" attraction in town. Continue driving via Cardrona and stop at one of the oldest hotels in New Zealand - Cardrona hotel. With breath-taking scenery, this tranquil rural setting boasts a hotel steeped in history from the gold rush era. While dry tussock gently ripples in the breeze, relax in an air of timeless comfort and understated style. Before you reach Queenstown - take a stop in Arrowtown, one of the most charming historic towns in New Zealand. Once a gold rush settlement, today it's a perfectly preserved piece of the past. Explore the Chinese miners' settlement by the Arrow River. Arrive to Wanaka in the late afternoon.
Wanaka, is a favourite vacation town for New Zealander because of its beautiful environment. Mount Aspiring, often called the “Matterhorn of New Zealand”, is dominating this area with its fascinating glaciers.
Participate in a sightseeing flight which will take you to the beauty of the Southern Alps, viewing glaciers, snow and ice, alpine lakes, valleys and large tracts of rainforest. After landing enjoy a guided walk in this remote wilderness - this trail connects remote Siberia Valley and Wilkin Valley. You will be picked up by a jetboat and for a 30 minutes thrilling jet boat tour, allowing you to experience the full range of idyllic natural beauty of New Zealand by sea, land and air in three ways.
Central Otago - Te Anau
Central Otago is New Zealand's fastest growing wine region in most charming scenery. You will have plenty of time to explore the magical vineyards and to taste the award-winning "Pinot Noir". Depending on your personal taste, enjoy a leisurely lunch on a vineyard. From here you will travel along Lake Wakatipu and arrive at Lake Te Anau. Some of the most wild and dramatic scenery in New Zealand can be found in Fiordland, in the south west corner of the South Island. Fiordland is one of the largest National Parks in the world and a World Heritage area. Here the power of nature stuns the enthralled visitor - from its waterfalls tumbling hundreds of meters into virgin, forested valleys and lonely fiords, to endless stretches of shimmering lakes and granite peaks
You have the option to be taken by car to Milford Sound by your guide or ride a helicopter to Fiordland National Park to experience the beauty of the magnificent epic. This is a unique extraordinary experience! Along the way you'll pass hidden alpine lakes, rushing waterfalls and lush forests until you arrive at magical Milford Sound. With its vertical rock walls, up to 1000m high, and plunging waterfalls Fiordland instils a deep sense of awe at the forces of nature.
You'll have time to fully absorb the true mood and tranquillity of this famous fiord.
Today we recommend another day of pure wilderness. Take a jet boat tour to remote lakes not many tourists travel to. Or take a helicopter to experience NZ's third island, Stewart Island. This island is a sanctuary to many birds that are extinct or threatened on the main islands. Off the Coast of Steward Island there is an even smaller Island, Ulva Island. As natural enemies have never had any access to this remote place, the flora and fauna is spectacular. Some threatened bird species have been introduced to this island, in order to secure their ongoing existence.
Later afternoon travel to the shores of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown.
This beautiful town is located at the north shore of Lake Wakatipu, with a fantastic view of the Remarkable Mountains that surround the lake. Today, Queenstown is popular with skiers, trampers and people who practice all sorts of different adventure activities. The combination of a unique alpine setting located next to a freshwater lake, a range of 75 different activities and attractions for visitors to experience and a compact town centre covering just one square kilometre are just some of Queenstown features.
Dubbed as the “adventure capital of the world” young and old flock to Queenstown to experience its famous bungy jumps, white water rafting, tandem parapenting, hang gliding, jet boating, skydiving and a host of similar activities.
Perhaps its the mountain air or the water in Lake Wakatipu, either way many visitors succumb to the temptation to let go their inhibitions and give it a go!
Queenstown was the site of the largest gold rush in the country back in the 1860's, and you can still try your luck in gold panning. You also can enjoy the local wine trail, visit the many local artists who live in the area, experience a horse trek where you can be engulfed by the view or try a spot of fishing in the many lakes and rivers in the region.