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Scenic flight over Fiordland

Ultimate luxury tour of New Zealand

20 days from £43,145pp

Scenic flight over Fiordland
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Tour highlights

  • Explore the Fiordland National Park by helicopter.

  • Experience the vibrant Māori culture on the Kauri Coast.

  • Cook with a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef.

  • Cruise on Lake Rotoiti on a private catamaran.

  • Visit filming locations from the Lord of the Rings films.

  • Explore the Central Otago wine region with your private guide.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international and domestic flights
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

  • Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Auckland.

  • On-board your international outbound flight to Auckland.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Explore the western coast of the Bay of Islands with your private guide to see the massive kauri trees and learn about the local Māori culture. You will spend time with a Māori guide who will lead you through the historic forest to teach you about Māori traditions and the significance of the trees to their culture.

  • This morning you will be collected from your accommodation by helicopter and transported by private helicopter to the Kerikeri airport in time for your onward 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.

  • Today you will have the day to explore the stunning Waiheke Island with your guide. You will get to stop at stunning bays and coastlines, enjoy local wines, and participate in a cooking class.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Take a full day tour by helicopter to see the stunning Southern Alps, massive glacier flows, and filming scenes from the 'Lord of the Rings.'

  • This morning is at leisure. In the afternoon spend time with the on-site chef to learn cooking techniques and develop delicious meals with fresh New Zealand produce.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Spend the day exploring the Central Otago wine region with your private guide, who will choose the vineyards based off your wine preferences.

  • Today you will be collected from your Queenstown accommodation and transported by private driver to the airport in time for your onward flight.

  • Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

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Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
Waiheke Island
Coromandel Peninsula
Lake Taupo
Akaroa & Banks Peninsula

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