Situated on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island, Hawke’s Bay is a mecca for wine, art deco and sunshine filled days. Explore world-class wineries, sample local produce and marvel at intriguing architecture amid the hilly fertile lands and coastal splendours.

Top Things to do in Hawke’s Bay
- Sample award-winning wines at one of the over 30 cellar doors, including Mission Estate, New Zealand’s oldest winery

- Ride a bike or stroll along the Napier promenade, one of the best places to take in the sea views

- Taste artisan foods at the local farmers markets

- Visit Cape Kidnappers and its resident ...

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  1. North Island Bike 'n' Hike 11D10N, Self-Drive

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    Bike and hike the best of the North Island on this action-packed 11-day self-drive road trip including Auckland, the Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Tongariro, Napier and Okahune.

    Tucked away at the bottom of the world, New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: tropical beaches, raging rivers, active volcano zones, award-winning wine country and more. For the outdoor enthusiast, keen on hiking and biking, the North Island New Zealand has no shortage of things to see and do. Home of the Great Walks and Rides (known to be some of the best hikes and rides in the world) and many other exciting activities, you could spend months trying to see it all. Luckily for you, this road trip offers the best of the North Island on two feet – and two wheels!

    Departing from Auckland, hit the road to discover the brilliance of the North Island. Stretch the laces on your hiking boots in Tongariro National Park, home to some of New Zealand’s most dramatic landscapes. Cycle the North Island’s Great Rides including the Hauraki Rail Trail and the Hawke’s Bay trails as well as world-class mountain bike trails including “The Redwoods” and the Old Coach Road. Along the way, you will also have the opportunity to explore vibrant cities and towns, spend time at wonderful Waihi Beach, and sample world-class Hawke’s Bay wines. You will also visit the mysterious Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, where you will witness the spectacle of a thousand glittering glow worms.

    This 11-day hiking- and biking-focused self-drive package includes 10-nights’ boutique hotel accommodation on a twin share basis. At the end of each fun-filled day, you will sleep in comfort and have access to luxurious facilities and amenities including swimming pools, plunge pools and spas. Ten days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeing as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast provided.

    Embrace the great outdoors on this exhilarating 11-day self-drive road trip. This package is perfect for active couples and families seeking the North Island’s ultimate hiking and biking experiences.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland, New Zealand
    Bike and hike the best of the North Island on this action-packed 11-day self-drive road trip including Auckland, the Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Tongariro, ...
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  2. Luxury North Island Golf Trail 11D10N, Self-Drive

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    Tee off on the North Island’s best golf courses on this luxury, 11-day self-drive road trip featuring the world-famous Carrington Estate, Kauri Cliffs, Wairakei, Cape Kidnappers and Paraparamu Beach.

    New Zealand and golf have a long history. Scottish immigrants introduced the game in the 19th century and their links-style courses still thrive today. These courses are set in incredible locations – the North Island’s landscapes range from dramatic coastlines to rolling vineyards and geothermal wonderlands. This road trip will take you on an unforgettable scenic golfing journey.

    Departing from Auckland, hit the road to play the North Island’s best golf courses. Head north to the Karikari Peninsula and Matauri Bay to take on the Carrington Estate and Kauri Cliffs courses, with holes overlooking the Pacific Ocean and played alongside cliffs that plunge into the sea. Head inland to Taupo, where you will play on a championship course immersed in the natural beauty of a wildlife sanctuary, before continuing on to Hawke’s Bay, where you will experience the magic of Cape Kidnappers, with its ridge-and-valley landscape hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf. Your journey culminates with 18 holes at Paraparamu Beach, regarded by many as one of the greatest links courses in the Southern Hemisphere.

    When you’re not golfing, you will have ample to explore diverse cities and towns at your own pace. Highlights include exploring the world’s youngest geothermal site, the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, tasting world-class wines in Hawke’s Bay, and relaxing by the beach on the Kapiti Coast.

    This 11-day self-drive golfing adventure includes 10-nights’ boutique hotel accommodation on a twin share basis. At the end of each fun-filled day, you will sleep in comfort and have access to luxurious facilities and amenities including swimming pools, plunge pools and spas. Ten days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeings as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast provided.

    Create lasting memories on the North Island’s best golf courses with this luxury 11-day golfing package. Come for the golf and stay for the exquisite food and wine, adventure activities, quiet nature and seamless hospitality.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland, New Zealand
    Tee off on the North Island’s best golf courses on this luxury, 11-day self-drive road trip featuring the world-famous Carrington Estate, Kauri Cliffs, ...
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  3. North To South Gourmet Wine Trail 9D8N, Self-Drive

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    Taste your way around New Zealand on this mouth-watering 9-day self-drive culinary adventure including the world-famous wine regions of Hawke’s Bay, Wairarapa and Marlborough.

    Tucked away at the bottom of the world, New Zealand is a paradise for those who prefer the finer things in life. The country’s rich soil and favourable climate means it produces some of the world’s best food and wine – in some of the most stunning landscapes, be it close to a stunning shoreline or nestled in a rural area with an off-the-beaten-track charm. Hawke’s Bay, Wairarapa and Marlborough are 3 of the best – and most beautiful – regions in which to enjoy a mouth-watering fresh produce and a matching glass of wine.

    Departing from Auckland, hit the road to discover New Zealand’s best food and wine experiences. New Zealand’s Art Deco capital, Hawke’s Bay is known for its red wines – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah – and stunning Chardonnays, while rural Wairarapa, with its bush-clad ranges and rugged coast, is home to some of the country’s best Pinot Noir. The Marlborough wine region, meanwhile, is all about world-famous Sauvignon Blanc, delicious fresh seafood and diverse landscapes, from valleys of vines to sheltered waterways. You will embark on guided tours of each of these regions.

    Along the way, you will discover New Zealand food goes way beyond fish and chips and barbeques – New Zealand chefs have developed a distinct Pacific Rim cuisine. Expect to indulge in plenty of seafood (like greenlipped mussels, crayfish (lobster), Bluff oysters and fresh fish), award winning cheeses and of course the famous lamb. You should also expect a laidback, friendly atmosphere wherever you eat; Kiwis love to keep things casual.

    This relaxed 9-day self-drive package includes 8-nights’ boutique hotel accommodation on a twin share basis. At the end of each fun-filled day, you will sleep in comfort and have access to luxurious facilities and amenities including swimming pools, plunge pools and spas. Eight days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeings as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast provided.

    Indulge in New Zealand’s best food and wine experiences on this 9-day self-drive road trip. You’ll discover food and wine that’s original, world-class, and fresh from the source.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland, New Zealand
    Taste your way around New Zealand on this mouth-watering 9-day self-drive culinary adventure including the world-famous wine regions of Hawke’s Bay, Wairarapa and ...
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  4. East Coast Explorer (Auckland - Milford) 13D12N

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    Explore over 7,000-kilometres of New Zealand’s spectacular East Coast on this breathtaking 13-day expedition cruise from Auckland to Milford.

    Tucked away at the bottom of the world, New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: tropical beaches, snow-capped mountains, sparkling fiords, raging rivers and active volcano zones. Whether you’re into nature and hiking or indulging in fine food and wine, New Zealand has no shortage of things to see and do. Luckily for you, this thrilling cruise leaves no stone unturned on an epic journey from north to south. 

    Commencing in Auckland, this immersive cruise aboard the Coral Geographer explores New Zealand’s spectacular coastline, vibrant and charming east coast towns, and the deep and quiet fiords of Southland. You’ll receive a warm Maori welcome at a traditional Marae, and sample some of the country’s best food and wine in the Art Deco capital of Hawke’s Bay. You’ll retrace the path of Captain James Cook in the Marlborough Sounds, discover the history of Ship Cove and walk a section of the famous Queen Charlotte Track. You’ll also spend time on Stewart and Ulva Island, with opportunities for endemic bird watching and a chance to hike the Rakiura Track. Your journey culminates with an exploration of Fiordland’s most beautiful Sounds – the astonishing and rarely-visited Dusky and Doubtful Sounds, Thomson Sound and the majestic Milford Sound. 

    This once-in-a-lifetime expedition cruise includes 12-nights aboard the Coral Geographer on a twin share basis. Catering to 99 passengers, this luxurious vessel is purpose-built to take you closer to unspoilt vistas in comfort, style and safety. Her shallow draught and manoeuvrability allow her to reach some of New Zealand’s most remote and rarely visited coastlines, while her tender vessels enable you to venture even further. She even has 6 bridge deck suites with horizon bathtubs.

    All meals are included onboard. The approach to cuisine is about simplicity and generosity, creating dishes bursting with flavour made from fresh ingredients sourced locally and sustainably wherever possible. Activities and experiences are also included as per the itinerary. An expert crew are at your service at all times.

    Do New Zealand – and do it right – on this immersive 13-day expedition cruise from North to South. The diverse landscapes and exciting experiences will capture your heart.  

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    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland, New Zealand
    Explore over 7,000-kilometres of New Zealand’s spectacular East Coast on this breathtaking 13-day expedition cruise from Auckland to Milford. Tucked away at the ...
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