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. 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.

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    Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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  2. 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 in boutique luxury at The Boatshed on a twin share basis. Set just above the sun-drenched bay and white sandy beaches of Oneroa, this boutique luxury hotel offers designer suites, each totally private, 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!

    NOTE: Waiheke Island 4-5 day Self Guided Walks are also available. Please contact us.

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    Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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  3. Wild West Coast Road Trip 9D8N, Self-Drive

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    Experience the epic, untamed beauty of New Zealand’s Wild West Coast on this luxury, 9-day, self-drive road trip from Wellington to Queenstown. Discover the world’s most accessible glaciers, a UNESCO-world heritage area and some of the country’s best hiking including the Queen Charlotte Track and Abel Tasman National Park.

    Departing from Wellington, journey across Cook Strait to Picton to retrace Captain Cook’s explorations on the epic Queen Charlotte Track. Venture on to Nelson and discover the coastal paradise of Abel Tasman National Park. Head south to Maruia River and Hokitika and get your heart pumping white-water rafting Buller Gorge or else exploring tranquil forest trails. Heli-hike the mighty Franz Josef Glacier and get up close and personal with this ever-changing natural wonder. At Lake Moeraki, choose your own adventure: look for dolphins, fur seals and penguins on Monro Beach or venture into ancient rainforest to historic huts. Journey inland to Wanaka and Queenstown to discover the glacier-formed lakes and stunning mountains that make the South Island famous.

    In the evenings, relax and unwind in hand-picked, 4 to 5-star hotels on a twin share basis. Your guest rooms are modern and comfortable with a king, queen or twin beds and ensuite bathroom. All hotels include full-breakfast and are conveniently located to local attractions, while maintaining an atmosphere of luxury and privacy.

    This luxury, 9-day, self-drive road trip includes 8-nights’ accommodation on a twin share basis. Activities, experiences and meals are included as specified, as is your hire car for the duration of the trip.

    Discover the best of the west on New Zealand’s Wild West Coast. The unspoilt wilderness is utterly unmissable!

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Wellington, New Zealand
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  4. 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.

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    Auckland, New Zealand
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  5. North Island Highlights Road Trip 8D7N, Self-Drive

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    Discover the highlights of the North Island at your own pace, with this 8-day nature- and walking-focused self-drive road trip showcasing the Bay of Islands, The Coromandel, Rotorua and Tongariro National Park.

    New Zealand’s North Island offers island sanctuaries and lively cities with a large helping of culture and history for a truly diverse holiday experience. From the Bay of Islands where New Zealand’s political history began, journey through landscapes that blend magnificent beaches and coasts, sprawling farmlands and geothermal wonders. Maori culture is rich and ever-present in many parts of the North Island.

    Departing from Auckland, hit the road to experience the wonders of the North Island. Discover an island paradise of golden, sandy beaches and charming towns in the Bay of Islands; traverse one of New Zealand’s best coastal walks in The Coromandel; explore the world’s youngest geothermal system in Rotorua; and experience one of the world’s best day walks – the Tongariro Alpine Crossing – in Tongariro National Park. Throughout your journey, there will be ample opportunities to stretch the laces on your hiking boots as well as explore the cities, towns and countryside at your own pace.

    This 8-day nature- and walking-focused self-drive package includes 7-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.

    Discover the best of the North Island’s nature and hiking, with this 8-day self-drive road trip. This fertile heartland will inspire you with beautiful coastlines, lush forests and rugged, volcanic mountains.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland, New Zealand
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  6. North To South Grand Traverse 17D16N, Self-Drive

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    Traverse New Zealand from North to South on this action-packed 17-day self-drive road trip showcasing 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 the Coromandel Coastal Walk and a geothermal wonderland in the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Follow the path of Captain James Cook on the Queen Charlotte Track and heli hike to the top of the Franz Josef Glacier. 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 exhilarating 17-day active and nature-focused self-drive package includes 16-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. Seventeen days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeings as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast provided.

    Get the most out of your trip to New Zealand, with this 17-day self-drive road trip. The beautiful landscapes and thrilling activities will stay with you.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

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    Auckland, New Zealand
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  9. 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!

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    Whanganui, New Zealand
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  10. 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.

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    Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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