New Zealand’s North Island boasts island sanctuaries, lively cities, diverse history and diverse and majestic scenery. From the tranquil off-shore Bay of Islands and blissful coastal wonders of the Coromandel to the deep-seeded Maori culture and geothermal wonders of Rotorua and the high reaching volcanic peaks of Tongariro National Park, there is truly something for everyone.

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  1. Luxury Waiheke Island Walk 4D3N, Private Guided

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    Discover Waiheke Island’s best walks in boutique luxury, with this 4-day, private guided tour showcasing the island’s scenic coastal trails, bush hikes and vineyards.

    Located 40-minutes by ferry from Auckland, Waiheke Island is bigger than you think! It’s the second largest island in the Hauraki Gulf – over 200-kilometres (124mi) long and teeming with pristine beaches, coastal headlands, seaside villages, olive groves and vineyards. This best way to experience this stunning natural beauty is by walking. The island is home to more than 100-kilometres (62mi) of trails just waiting to be discovered.

    This private guided 4-day hiking experience takes in the best Waiheke Island has to offer. Each morning, you will be transported to the start point for the day and you will be picked up at the end and returned to your accommodation. You’ll meander along cliff tops, down to the beaches and into cool enclaves of native forest. You’ll even explore a secret World War II fortress, complete with underground tunnels! Along the way, your knowledgeable and experienced guide will help you learn about the island’s flora and fauna, as well as the Maori and European history of the island and the Hauraki Gulf. You’ll also discover the vibrant Waiheke Island community, with its artists, vineyards and ambitious conservation projects.

    You’ll stay 3-nights at chic, architecturally designed The Boatshed. Set just above the sun-drenched bay and white sandy beaches of Oneroa, this boutique, seaside hotel hotel features designer private suites/villas, offering panoramic ocean views.with panoramic ocean views. At the end of each day, enjoy sundowners on the deck ahead of a decadent 4-course degustation dinner. There are even personalised spa body treatments available – ideal for a destressed holiday!

    Experience Waiheke Island’s best walks at slow pace and in style. You’ll come away feeling fit, healthy and refreshed, smelling of clean sea air! The island invites you to rediscover the simple pleasures.

    For more Waiheke Island walks, please visit Waiheke Island Self Guided & Guided Walks.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit? We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Waiheke Island, New Zealand
    Discover Waiheke Island’s best walks in boutique luxury, with this 4-day, private guided tour showcasing the island’s scenic coastal trails, bush hikes ...
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  2. Ultimate North Island Hike, Bike & Kayak Adventure 11D10N

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    Discover at every step, peddle and every row New Zealand’s diverse North Island from rolling green forests to volcanic landscapes and endless coastlines that will leave you breathless at every turn. Immerse the dramatic landscapes including the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Auckland and Tongariro National Park.

    Departing from Auckland, journey on a truly diverse adventure to a part of the world where landscapes are so contrasting blending magnificent coasts and beaches, sprawling lush farmlands and geothermal wonders. Over 11 days, discover your slice of paradise traversing remarkable landscapes including several great walks of New Zealand, all boasting its unique connection to nature. Hike the volcanic terrain of the renowned and challenging Tongariro Alpine, trek across active volcano zones, embark on a spiritual walk through lush forests amongst the largest kauri trees, traverse atop cascading waterfalls and climb amongst coastal clifftops. The exhilaration culminates mountain biking through a majestic redwood forest, snorkel or kayak the world’s largest sea cave, rubber tube through mysterious caves lit by the spectacle of a thousand glittering glow worms, cruise the pristine Bay of Islands and sandboard towering sand dunes. This adventure is filled with surprises!

    In between, get connected to nature exploring an island of paradise of golden sandy beaches to bathing in natural hot springs. Collide with unforgettable wildlife and marvel at a geothermal wonderland where geysers shoot and grounds are filled with hot mud pools. Each day connect with the intimate Māori culture ever-present in the North Island.

    Your 11 days adventure include 10 nights’ accommodation in cosy stays nestled in the quiet sanctuaries across the natural beauty of North Island. Unwind in luxurious facilities including swimming pools and indoor spas. Meals are inclusive as well as activities as specified in itinerary. You will be escorted by two experienced adventure guides posing unrivalled passion as they bring the adventure to life. Enjoy the comforts of carrying just a day pack.

    Embrace the great outdoors and uncover the best of New Zealand’s North Island. Where nature’s secrets are waiting to be discovered, every step reveals an unimaginable beauty of this part of the world that has to be seen to be believed. A perfect escape for the nature enthusiasts seeking the North Island’s ultimate hiking, biking and kayaking adventure.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?

    We specialise in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland, New Zealand
    Discover at every step, peddle and every row New Zealand’s diverse North Island from rolling green forests to volcanic landscapes and endless coastlines ...
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  3. Tongariro Northern Circuit 3D2N, Fully Guided

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    Get away from the crowds and immerse yourself in the “explosive” natural beauty of the Tongariro Northern Circuit on this 3-day fully guided hiking adventure. This hike is one of New Zealand’s 10 Great Walks.

    Centred upon 3 volcanoes – Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu – Tongariro National Park is home to some of New Zealand’s most dramatic landscapes. Named New Zealand’s first national park in 1887, this UNESCO World Heritage-listed national park is a spectacular showcase of volcanic wonders including emerald lakes, old lava flows, steaming craters, colourful silica terraces and unusual alpine gardens. Volcanic activity started here around 2 million years ago and continues to this day. Ruapehu and Tongariro, which date back before the last ice age, are two of the most active composite volcanoes in the world, with Ruapehu last erupting in 1996. Ngauruhoe – geologically considered a ‘vent’ – last erupted in 1975.

    Over 3 exhilarating days, set out with a local guide to hike the Tongariro Northern Circuit, one of New Zealand’s 10 Great Walks. Starting on Mount Ruapheu and encircling Mount Nhauruhoe, this trek is a great way to enjoy the Tongariro National Park at a less energetic pace, while avoiding the crowds of the Tongariro Crossing. From alpine herb fields to forests, from tranquil lakes to desert-like plateaus, this is a place of extremes and surprises. You’ll see stunning and unique landscapes including ancient volcanic craters, brilliant blue lakes, steaming geothermal areas, and glacial valleys.

    This fully guided 3-day hiking adventure includes 2-nights’ camping accommodation at Department of Conservation campgrounds. These “billion-star” accommodations are made more comfortable with tents and sleeping mats (sleeping bags, liners and other gear are available at an additional cost). All meals and transport are included, and a knowledgeable and experienced guide will accompany you throughout the trip.

    Discover why the Tongariro Northern Circuit is considered one of New Zealand’s Great Walks. The stunning natural beauty and rich history of the region will inspire you.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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  4. Whanganui River Canoe Adventure 3D2N, Fully Guided

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    Experience one of New Zealand’s Great Walks from the water, with this thrilling 3-day canoeing expedition along the Whanganui River, a region of special importance the Maori people.

    Discover the beauty, history and culture of the mighty Whanganui River (Te Awa o Whanganui). Located in the North Island’s southwest, the river – New Zealand’s longest navigable river – begins on Mount Tongariro and travels deep into the heart of Whanganui National Park. For more than 800 years, Maori have lived here, building marae and kainga (villages), cultivating sheltered river terraces and engaging with the forests. Numerous marae still exist along the river, and the river is home to many descendants of the original inhabitants. Due to its cultural and spiritual significance to the Maori, the river became the world’s second natural resource to be given its own legal identity, with the rights, duties and liabilities of a legal person.

    Over 3 exhilarating days, paddle through a landscape of towering cliffs and deep valleys, calm waters and foaming rapids, on an unforgettable journey through the most spectacular stretches of the river. You will visit sacred Maori sites and walk to the famous “Bridge to Nowhere” in the middle of lush native forest. Along the way, you will learn about Maori culture, history and tradition such as the tikanga (protocol) of the marae. You will also have the opportunity to spot native wildlife in its natural habitat including the elusive kiwi.

    This fully guided 3-day canoeing expedition includes 2-nights’ camping accommodation in a Department of Conservation hut or campground. These “billion-star” accommodations are made more comfortable with tents and sleeping mats (sleeping bags, liners and other gear are available at an additional cost). All meals and transport are included, and a knowledgeable and experienced guide will accompany you throughout the trip.

    Discover Whanganui’s rich natural beauty and Maori history, with this 3-day canoeing expedition. You will feel as if you have stepped back in time!

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Whanganui, New Zealand
    Experience one of New Zealand’s Great Walks from the water, with this thrilling 3-day canoeing expedition along the Whanganui River, a region of ...
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  5. Ultimate Luxury Bay Of Islands Sail & Kayak 5D4N

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    Experience ultimate luxury in New Zealand’s “Winterless North” with this 5-day, sailing and kayaking escape to the Bay of Islands. This all-inclusive holiday features two of the Bay of Island’s most luxurious, 5-star hotels.

    Known as the birthplace of New Zealand, the Bay of Islands is the country’s ultimate warm weather escape with 144 islands, glorious unspoilt beaches and ancient Kauri forests. With return transfers included from Bay of Islands (Kerikeri) Airport, settle into your 5-star accommodation and feel the stress of ever day life disappear as you gaze out over the breathtaking bay. Over the next 4 days, enjoy the best local activities and pastimes. Set sail on a private yacht and take in spectacular views of turquoise waters, white sand beaches and lush green islands. Immerse yourself in Northland’s fascinating archaeology, history and wild foods on a guided tour. Sea kayak Whangaroa Harbour, a real-life Jurassic Park.

    In the afternoon and evening, relax and unwind at Donkey Bay Inn and the Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, two of the Bay of Island’s best 5-star accommodations. Both hotels feature king-size beds and ensuite bathrooms, premium fittings and bedding and some of the region’s best views.

    This ultimate luxury 5-day, sailing and kayaking escape includes 4-nights’ accommodation in 5-star hotels on a twin share basis. All activities and experiences are included as listed as are most meals.

    Treat yourself to the very best of the Bay of Islands on this ultimate luxury sailing and kayaking escape. The beautiful landscape and 5-star hospitality will leave refreshed and recharged.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
    Experience ultimate luxury in New Zealand’s “Winterless North” with this 5-day, sailing and kayaking escape to the Bay of Islands. This all-inclusive holiday ...
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  6. Luxury Waiheke Island Walk 4D3N, Self-Guided

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    Experience Waiheke Island’s best walks in boutique luxury at your own pace, with this 4-day, self-guided package showcasing the island’s scenic coastal trails, bush hikes and vineyards.

    Located 40-minutes by ferry from Auckland, Waiheke Island is bigger than you think! It’s the second largest island in the Hauraki Gulf – over 200-kilometres (124mi) long and teeming with pristine beaches, coastal headlands, seaside villages, olive groves and vineyards. This best way to experience this stunning natural beauty is by walking. The island is home to more than 100-kilometres (62mi) of trails just waiting to be discovered.

    This self-guided 4-day hiking experience takes in the best Waiheke Island has to offer. Each morning, you will be transported to the start point for the day and you will be picked up at the end and returned to your accommodation. You’ll meander along cliff tops, down to the beaches and into cool enclaves of native forest. You’ll even explore a secret World War II fortress, complete with underground tunnels! Along the way, you’ll have detailed maps and notes to help you learn about the island’s flora and fauna, as well as the Maori and European history of the island and the Hauraki Gulf. You’ll also discover the vibrant Waiheke Island community, with its artists, vineyards and ambitious conservation projects.

    You’ll stay 3-nights at chic, architecturally designed The Boatshed. Set just above the sun-drenched bay and white sandy beaches of Oneroa, this boutique, seaside hotel hotel features designer private suites/villas, offering panoramic ocean views.with panoramic ocean views. At the end of each day, enjoy sundowners on the deck ahead of a decadent 4-course degustation dinner. There are even personalised spa body treatments available – ideal for a destressed holiday!

    Experience Waiheke Island’s best walksat your own pace and in style. You’ll come away feeling fit, healthy and refreshed, smelling of clean sea air! The island invites you to rediscover the simple pleasures.

    For more Waiheke Island walks, please visit Waiheke Island Self Guided & Guided Walks.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit? We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Waiheke Island, New Zealand
    Experience Waiheke Island’s best walks in boutique luxury at your own pace, with this 4-day, self-guided package showcasing the island’s scenic coastal ...
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  7. Waiheke Island Te Ara Hura Walk 5D4N, Self-Guided

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    Uncover the natural beauty and fabulous food and wine of Waiheke Island at your own pace, with this 5-day, self-guided walking tour of the Te Ara Hura Track.

    Located 40-minutes by ferry from Auckland, Waiheke Island is bigger than you think! It’s the second largest island in the Hauraki Gulf – over 200-kilometres (124mi) long and teeming with pristine beaches, coastal headlands, seaside villages, olive groves and vineyards. The 100-kilometre (62mi) Te Ara Hura Walk is the ultimate Waiheke experience, taking you right around the island from the bustling west to the remote east, stopping at the best wineries and local producers along the way.

    Over 5 thrilling days, traverse the Te Ara Hura with an experienced and knowledgeable local guide, in 15-25-kilometre segments. Each morning, you will be transported to the start point for the day and you will be picked up at the end and returned to your accommodation. You’ll meander along cliff tops, down to the beaches and into cool enclaves of native forest. You’ll even explore a secret World War II fortress, complete with underground tunnels! Along the way, you’ll have detailed maps and notes to help you learn about the island’s flora and fauna, as well as the Maori and European history of the island and the Hauraki Gulf. You’ll also discover the vibrant Waiheke Island community, with its artists, vineyards and ambitious conservation projects.

    This 5-day, self-guided walk includes 4 nights’ accommodation at an apartment on Onetangi Beach twin share. Personalised itinerary, maps, and ferries to and from Auckland are included. All meals provided.

    Experience everything Waiheke Island has to offer on the Te Ara Hura Track. This 100-kilometre walk will inspire you!

    For more Waiheke Island walks, please visit Waiheke Island Self Guided & Guided Walks.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit? We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Waiheke Island, New Zealand
    Uncover the natural beauty and fabulous food and wine of Waiheke Island at your own pace, with this 5-day, self-guided walking tour of the ...
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  8. Waiheke Island Te Ara Hura Walk 5D4N, Private Guided

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    Embrace the natural beauty and fabulous food and wine of Waiheke Island, with this 5-day, private guided walking tour of the Te Ara Hura Track.

    Located 40-minutes by ferry from Auckland, Waiheke Island is bigger than you think! It’s the second largest island in the Hauraki Gulf – over 200-kilometres (124mi) long and teeming with pristine beaches, coastal headlands, seaside villages, olive groves and vineyards. The 100-kilometre (62mi) Te Ara Hura Walk is the ultimate Waiheke experience, taking you right around the island from the bustling west to the remote east, stopping at the best wineries and local producers along the way.

    Over 5 thrilling days, traverse the Te Ara Hura with an experienced and knowledgeable local guide, in 15-25-kilometre segments. Each morning, you will be transported to the start point for the day and you will be picked up at the end and returned to your accommodation. You’ll meander along cliff tops, down to the beaches and into cool enclaves of native forest. You’ll even explore a secret World War II fortress, complete with underground tunnels! Along the way, your guide will share information about the island’s flora and fauna, as well as the Maori and European history of the island and the Hauraki Gulf. You’ll also discover the vibrant Waiheke Island community, with its artists, vineyards and ambitious conservation projects.

    This 5-day, private guided walk includes 4 nights’ accommodation at an apartment on Onetangi Beach twin share. Ferries to and from Auckland are included. All meals provided.

    Experience everything Waiheke Island has to offer on the Te Ara Hura Track. This 100-kilometre walk will inspire you!

    For more Waiheke Island walks, please visit Waiheke Island Self Guided & Guided Walks.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit? We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Waiheke Island, New Zealand
    Embrace the natural beauty and fabulous food and wine of Waiheke Island, with this 5-day, private guided walking tour of the Te Ara Hura ...
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  9. 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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  10. North To South Ultimate Traverse 22D21N, Self-Drive

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    Do and see it all on the ultimate New Zealand road trip, a 22-day odyssey from the Bay of Islands to the Southern Alps. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure showcases the country’s best active experiences including 3 of the Great Walks.

    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. For the outdoor enthusiast, keen on hiking, biking, paddling and more, New Zealand has no shortage of things to see and do. Home of the Great Walks (known to be some of the best hikes in the world) and many other day and multiday hikes, you could spend months trying to see it all. Luckily for you, this road trip leaves no stone unturned on an epic journey from north to south.

    Departing from Auckland, hit the road to tick off New Zealand’s best active experiences. Drive New Zealand’s most scenic roads including Buller Gorge, the Crown Range and Milford Road. Discover dramatic landscapes, magnificent wilderness and stunning wildlife on New Zealand’s Great Walks including the Tongariro Northern Circuit, the Abel Tasman Coast Track and the Routeburn Track. Uncover beautiful beaches and twinkling bays on in the Bay of Islands and Coromandel, and a geothermal wonderland in the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Follow the path of Captain James Cook on the Queen Charlotte Track, heli hike to the top of the Franz Josef Glacier and bask in the brooding shadow of Mount Cook (Aoraki), New Zealand’s tallest mountain. You will also have the opportunity to cruise Lake Wanaka and the magnificent Milford Sound, and explore diverse cities and towns including Wellington, Queenstown, Dunedin and Christchurch at your own pace.

    This action-packed 22-day active and nature-focused self-drive package includes 21-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. Twenty-two days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeings as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast provided.

    Do New Zealand – and do it right – on this thrilling 22-day self-drive road trip from North to South. The diverse landscapes and exciting experiences will capture your heart.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland, New Zealand
    Do and see it all on the ultimate New Zealand road trip, a 22-day odyssey from the Bay of Islands to the Southern Alps. ...
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