Sole-use lodges and exclusive experiences in New Zealand’s top regions

There is no one-size-fits-all way to experience a New Zealand holiday, and every region can be experienced differently depending on your interests. This itinerary caters to multi-generational families, where every stop along the way will be fun and meaningful for all ages.

New Zealand holiday: 15 days / 14 nights

DAYS 1, 2 & 3:

Arrive in Auckland and connect to Bay of Islands, Eagles Nest

DAYS 4 & 5:

Fly to Taupo via Auckland, Huka Lodge

DAYS 6, 7 & 8:

Drive to Hawke’s Bay, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

DAYS 9 & 10:

Fly to Christchurch, Otahuna Lodge

DAYS 11 & 12:

Fly to Wanaka and helicopter to lodge, Minaret Station

DAYS 13 & 14:

Helicopter to Queenstown and transfer to Glenorchy, Blanket Bay

DAY 15:

Depart from Queenstown

Highlights

  • This 15-day New Zealand holiday takes you from north to south on a gentle adventure that’s suitable for all ages.
  • The Bay of Islands in Northland is defined by its 140 subtropical islands covered with rolling hills and tucked away coves. It’s also home to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the historic site where New Zealand’s founding document was signed in 1840. 
  • Taupo is located within the Central Volcanic Plateau which means it’s surrounded by geothermal pools, hot springs, and volcanoes, and is also home to the nearby Huka Falls. This region is rich with outdoor activity as well as Maori traditions. Fly-fishing enthusiasts will find it hard to leave!
  • Coastal Hawke’s Bay hosts beautiful sheep farmland, sprawling vineyards, a kiwi sanctuary, and world-class golfing. Go horseback riding, biking, hiking, or pamper yourself at the spa.
  • Christchurch is a newly rebuilt city that has retained its old-world charm-nowhere more evident than at Otahuna Lodge. It’s the perfect base for exploring the Canterbury coast, including marine wildlife encounters.
  • Wanaka borders the UNESCO World Heritage listed Mt Aspiring National Park. Between the mountains and Lake Wanaka, the sights in every direction are jaw dropping. Use this as your base to fly over the Milford Sound or Mt. Cook.
  • Glenorchy is a charming and quiet town on Lake Wakatipu, around the bend from Queenstown. Enjoy the same thrilling activities that Queenstown has to offer, but let this lakeside oasis be your home to savor the quiet countryside and dark night skies.

Price

Starting at $16,000 for each of 6 people sharing in 2020

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Eagles Nest

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Huka Lodge

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The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

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Otahuna Lodge

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Minaret Station Alpine Lodge

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Blanket Bay Lodge

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