This is merely a suggested itinerary and we would be happy to work with any customer to create their dream trip of New Zealand.


The trip can easily be extended and combined with bespoke elements, should you wish to do so.


Our driver/guides are flexible and considerate and will co-operate fully to make your trip a very special memory.


Day 1


Arrive in Auckland , “ the city of sails “ , and stay at the luxury waterfront Sofitel Hotel for two nights.

Day 2


Take a ferry ride to “Waiheke Island” and enjoy a wine tasting tour before returning for dinner and live music on Auckland’s vibrant waterfront.

Day 3


Meet your Driver/Guide and make your way south to “Taupo” via the quaint country town of Cambridge. Stay 2 nights at the wonderful Taupo-Tauhara Lodge

Day 4


Enjoy a scenic flight over the breath taking mountains , rivers, lakes and waterfalls. This provides a unique perspective of this wonderfully diverse landscape.

Day 5


Head off with your driver/guide to Wellington capital of New Zealand. Enjoy the ever changing countryside and make a few stops as you go. Then take a look at the waterfront and enjoy a coffee in the many vibrant cafes. Maybe visit a museum , or take a ride on a cable car.  Stay 2 nights at the Intercontinental Hotel

Day 6


Take a scenic drive around the local hills and harbour , including some famous movie sets , before visiting the “Weta Workshop” (one of the worlds leading special effects and prop studios)

Day 7


Take the ferry ride from the North Island to the South through the beautiful “Marlborough Sound”. Then move on to Nelson , an artsy city overlooking the Tasman Bay. Stay 2 nights at Parautane Lodge

Day 8


Your driver/guide will take you to “Golden Bay” , where you will enjoy golden sand beaches , alpine valleys and tranquil rivers. All just a short distance from the sea.

Day 9


Move on to Christchurch. Your driver/guide will take you down the beautiful east coast , stopping in “Kaikoura” at a seal colony.  Stay 2 nights in this sleepy city at The George Hotel

Day 10


Take a trip to “Akaroa” , New Zealand’s only French settlement. Renowned for its historic buildings , beautiful harbour and exquisite cuisine. Have lunch at one of the many great restaurants before taking a scenic Nature Harbor Cruise where you can see Hectors Dolphins , which are rare and  unique to New Zealand

Day 11


Visit the International Antarctic Centre for some education and adventure , before heading towards “Aoraki National Park” , home of Australasia’s tallest mountain. Stay 1 night at the luxurious Hermitage Hotel with gorgeous mountain views

Day 12


Take one of New Zealand’s most beautiful drives to  Queenstown , the adventure capital which has some amazing scenery. Stay 2 nights at The Rees Hotel on the shore of Lake Wakatipu with views of the “Remarkables” in the background

Day 13


A Hot Air Balloon ride awaits , arguably the best way to take in this unique landscape , followed by a champagne celebration. Enjoy a gondola ride up “Bobs Peak” and dine in the Statosfare Restaurant and Bar while watching the sunset over the stunning lake and mountains

Day 14


Fly home with fond memories of a wonderful two weeks in New Zealand !