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Luxury New Zealand in 21 Days offers an ideal blend of urban cultural experiences, wilderness immersion in New Zealand’s remarkable natural landscapes and access to phenomenal regional food and wine. Prepare to experience New Zealand’s best with an exceptional level of five star luxury. Begin your adventure in the City of Sails, travel south to the culturally rich and geothermally active Rotorua, and continue on to scenic Hawke’s Bay. Fly south to Nelson, and experience Abel Tasman National Park and the Nelson Region. Explore Christchurch and learn about the local food and wine scene. Head to the West Coast and experience Hokitika and the beautifully wild Lake Moeraki. Discover Queenstown and the aptly named Paradise Region and explore the ruggedly beautiful Milford Sound by boat and by plane.Overview:
Trip at a Glance:

  • Day 1: Arrive Auckland, lunch cruise
  • Day 2:Zest food tour, explore Auckland
  • Day 3: Drive to Rotorua via Waitomo Caves
  • Day 4: Thermal Explorer Floatplane
  • Day 5: Full day Whirinaki Forest Tour
  • Day 6: Drive to Hawkes Bay
  • Day 7: Full day Hawkes Bay Tour
  • Day 8: Full day Cape Kidnappers
  • Day 9: Fly to Nelson, drive to Abel Tasman
  • Day 10: Full day Heli Hike
  • Day 11: Half day Abel Tasman Kayak Tour, explore Abel Tasman
  • Day 12: Drive to Blenheim, train to Christchurch
  • Day 13: Full day Christchurch & wine tour
  • Day 14: Train to West Coast, drive to Hokitika via Punakaiki
  • Day 15: Drive to Lake Moeraki
  • Day 16: Full day Lake Moeraki Nature Tour
  • Day 17: Drive to Queenstown
  • Day 18: Full day Paradise &Jetboat Tour
  • Day 19: Full day Milford Sound – tour, cruise, fly
  • Day 20: Full Day Queenstown
  • Day 21: Return to U.S.A

Trip Highlights:
– Discover Waitomo Caves and their renowned glow worms
– Enjoy a floatplane tour of the geothermal park, OrakeiKorako
– Explore the Whirinaki Forest, an icon of NZ ecology, on a full day guided tour
– Learn about and sample Hawke’s Bay’s world class food and wine
– Heli-hike a portion of the world renowned Heaphy Track in the beautiful Kahurangi Mountains
– Kayak Abel Tasman with knowledgeable local guides
– Traverse the South Island on the scenic Tranz Coastal Pacific Railway
– Experience Christchurch with a full day city and wine tour
– Discover NZ wilderness at its best with a full day Lake Moeraki Nature Tour
– Enjoy a full day tour to the heartland of the South Island’s high country complete with a Dart River Jetboat Tour
– Experience the best of New Zealand’s cosmopolitan urban lifestyle in Auckland, Rotorua, Christchurch and Queenstown in five star luxury