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Ultimate luxury tour of New Zealand
20 days from €45,830pp
Experience the vibrant Maori culture on the Kauri Coast.
Cook with a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef.
Cruise on Lake Rotoiti on a private catamaran.
Explore the Fiordland National Park by helicopter.
- Helena Bay
- Waiheke Island
- Coromandel Peninsula
- Lake Taupo
- Akaroa & Banks Peninsula
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Including international flights from Ireland.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Auckland.
Day 2 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
On-board your international outbound flight to Auckland.
Day 3 Helena Bay
Auckland , Helena Bay
Arrive into Auckland International airport where you will be met by a representative who will transport you by private car to your helicopter. Board your helicopter and fly from Auckland airport to Helena Bay in the Bay of Islands. Stay here for three nights.
Day 4 Helena Bay
Spend the day exploring the stunning coastline of the Bay of Islands to see the deepest harbour in the Southern Hemisphere, enjoy fish and chips in a small fishing village and see Mangonui Harbour.
Day 5 Helena Bay
Explore the western coast of the Bay of Island with your private guide to see the massive kauri trees and learn about the local Maori culture. You will spend time with a Maori guide who will lead you through the historic forest to teach you about Maori traditions and the significance of the trees to their culture.
Day 6 Waiheke Island
This morning you will be collected from your accommodation by helicopter and transported by private helicopter to the Kerikeri airport in time for your onwards flight. Fly from Kerikeri to Auckland, where you will be collected and transported by helicopter to your accommodation on Waiheke Island. Stay two evenings on Waiheke Island.
Day 7 Waiheke Island
Day 8 Coromandel Peninsula
You will be collected from your island accommodation and helicopter from Waiheke Island to Auckland city where your private guide will be waiting for you. Spend the day making your way from Auckland city to the scenic coastal region of the Coromandel Peninsula. Stay two nights in the Coromandel Peninsula.
Day 9 Coromandel Peninsula
Spend the day exploring the Coromandel Peninsula with your driver-guide. You will take a half day guided walk along the stunning coastlines to enjoy lunch on the beach, before heading to a local bistro to learn about the local produce of the region. Finish the day with a tour of a blueberry farm that produces its own ice cream.
Day 10 Lake Taupo
Continue south with your private guide-driver from the Coromandel Peninsula to Lake Taupo. Make a stop in Rotorua to get a behind the scenes tour of the Rainbow Springs Kiwi Sanctuary before continuing onto Lake Taupo. Stay three nights in the picturesque town of Lake Taupo.
Day 11 Lake Taupo
Today fly from Lake Taupo to a small island in Lake Rotoiti to meet your private yacht. Spend part of the day sailing around to different highlights in the lake including hot pools and local fishing spots. In the afternoon you will be collected by your private helicopter that will transfer you back to your Lake Taupo accommodation.
Day 12 Lake Taupo
Head out on a half day fishing cruise on Lake Taupo today to try and catch local trout that average around four pounds. If you catch any, you are welcome to take your catch and have a local restaurant cook it for you this evening.
Day 13 Akaroa & Banks Peninsula
You will be collected from your Lake Taupo accommodation and transported by private vehicle to the Rotorua airport in time for your flight to Christchurch. Upon arrival into Christchurch, you will be collected and transported to your private helicopter for your flight to Annandale. Stay three nights in Annandale.
Day 14 Akaroa & Banks Peninsula
Day 15 Akaroa & Banks Peninsula
Day 16 Queenstown
This morning you will be collected from Annandale and transferred by helicopter to the Christchurch airport in time for your onward flight to Queenstown. Upon arrival into Queenstown, you will be collected and transported to the Matakauri Lodge, where you will stay for three nights. Please see the main itinerary for suggestions for your free time.
Day 17 Queenstown
Take a full day exploring the main highlights of the South Island by helicopter. You will spend the day flying from Queenstown to Fiordland National Park to explore the Dusky, Doubtful, and the Milford Sound and take in the unforgettable scenery.
Day 18 Queenstown
Day 19 International return flight
Queenstown , International return flight
Day 20 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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