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20 nights / 21 days itinerary in New Zealand

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From £27,405
for 2 adults

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  • Culture


  • Discovery


  • Family


  • Road Trips

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Spend three full weeks in the beautiful country of New Zealand as you explore its highlights from north to south. Beginning in Auckland and ending in Queenstown, your journey will include top sites and activities, from boat trips and wineries to helicopter rides, hiking, and fabulous meals. With its incredibly varied landscapes, climates, and scenery, each day in this fascinating country will be different from the last, creating a diverse itinerary filled with unforgettable experiences. Your expert guides will provide useful context along the way, allowing you to get under the surface of this country, and discover each place authentically. In addition to your active days exploring the cities, mountains, rivers, lakes, and harbours of the North and South Islands, you will also enjoy stays at some of the country’s most iconic hotel properties. Your three-week immersive journey will highlight the very best New Zealand has to offer.

  • Spend a day exploring Auckland, New Zealand’s “City of Sails,” enjoying the scenery, markets, and cafes
  • Take a day trip out to Waiheke Island, and visit some of the North Island’s best wineries
  • Immerse yourself in the world of The Hobbit, with a specialised tour on the movie set of these beloved films
  • Soar above two iconic volcanoes on a helicopter tour in Rotorua
  • Take a dip in the peaceful thermal springs in Lake Tarawera
  • Learn the traditional Maori art of flax weaving, in a class led by local artisans
  • Enjoy a day in the exceedingly charming capital of New Zealand, Wellington, where you can enjoy a dynamic restaurant and arts scene
  • Hop aboard the ferry set for Picton Harbour and enjoy a scenic ride traversing Cook Strait
  • Spend an evening star-gazing at the famed Mt. John Observatory
  • Show your adventurous side with a 4WD safari or hike through the mountains in Wanaka
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Hotel Grand Windsor

B&B Basis | 2 nights

Centrally located in the heart of the city, this intimate boutique property is an historical gem of Auckland. Its enviable location allows for easy access to the beautiful harbour and dynamic restaurants and nightlife of the city. With only 79 rooms, the hotel offers a charming but chic home-away-from-home, with warm and welcoming service.

Solitaire Lodge, Rotorua

B&B Basis | 3 nights

Overlooking beautiful Lake Tarawera, Solitaire Lodge is a peaceful retreat in Rotorua offering many outdoor activities to its guests. Among the oldest of New Zealand’s luxury lodges, the property offers timeless elegance and expansive views, and provides a great home base for your time in this region. End your evenings here with an aperitif and delicious seasonal meal at the hotel’s excellent restaurant.

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The Farm At Cape Kidnappers, Napier

B&B Basis | 2 nights

Widely considered among the top luxury properties in New Zealand, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers truly has something for everyone. In addition to its luxurious accommodations filled with understated elegance and sophisticated appointments, the hotel also offers activities to suit every interest. Whether you prefer luxuriating over a delicious meal or spending your days outdoors in the surrounding countryside, your time at Cape Kidnappers can be as relaxing or active as you wish. However, one thing is for certain: you will not tire of the beautiful Hawkes Bay views.

Sofitel Wellington, Wellington

B&B Basis | 2 nights

With modern design elements and a cosmopolitan atmosphere, the Sofitel Wellington is a perfect reflection of its surrounding city. The hotel is well-located for first-timers and repeat visitors alike, close to the sites but also offering a retreat from the city outside. The design is intentional and beautifully curated to ensure an elevated experience for hotel guests.

The Marlborough Lodge, Blenheim

B&B Basis | 2 nights

Perfectly situated to explore the Marlborough Sounds and stunning Cook Strait, the Marlborough Lodge is an elegant boutique property with a residential feel. The grounds are covered in greenery and vineyards, providing a peaceful retreat for those travelling through this beautiful coastal region. Originally built in 1901 the history and authenticity are palpable here.

George Hotel, Christchurch

B&B Basis | 2 nights

A boutique gem of the “Garden City,” The George enjoys a perfect location set in the heart of Christchurch. Although the city is directly on your doorstep, the rooms and public spaces of this charming hotel offer a sense of serenity to which you can retire each night. With an impressive ratio of staff to guests, the service will not disappoint.

Alpine Suites on Tekapo, Tekapo

B&B Basis | 1 night

Enjoy the warm hospitality of this luxury bed and breakfast nestled near the banks of Lake Tekapo. Alpine Suites on Tekapo is an intimate boutique property with comfortable accommodations and a lovely tranquil atmosphere. The location highlights the best of the surrounding Mackenzie region, and it is all at your fingertips during your stay.

Mahu Whenua Ridgeline Homestead & Eco Sanctuary, Wanaka

B&B Basis | 2 nights

The Mahu Whenua Ridgeline Homestead & Eco Sanctuary is a remote estate in Wanaka, offering guests a unique experience within the natural beauty of the South Island. With a focus on sustainable practices and wildlife conservation, Mahu Whenua acts as an eco-sanctuary and breeding ground for some of New Zealand’s most beloved birds. In addition to this special focus on giving back, the property also offers an exceedingly well-curated food and wine programme, and luxurious rooms and suites with unparalleled nature views. 

Azur Lodge, Queenstown

B&B Basis | 2 nights

Set overlooking Lake Wakatipu, the Azur Lodge has a stunning vantage point for visitors to the Queenstown area. Its location offers guests the best of both worlds: proximity to the lively downtown with its charming restaurant and bar scene, and a remote-feeling oasis to experience the natural beauty of this region. The nine villas here incorporate minimalist contemporary design, focusing on the views of the surrounding lake and mountains.

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Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa, Queenstown

B&B Basis | 1 night

Set in the town center of Queenstown, within walking distance to everything and with easy access to the surrounding sites, the Sofitel Queenstown is a convenient base from which to explore this exciting place. With a high service level and sophisticated design, the hotel offers a different, almost Parisian feel – unique among the city’s offerings. The internationally recognized spa is the perfect place to unwind after adventurous days exploring this beautiful and exciting region.

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