Situated on New Zealand’s South Island, Wanka is the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park in the Southern Alps. From the tranquil and pristine waters of Lake Wanaka to the mystifying snow-capped mountains, lose yourself in the majestic mountain lake scenery.

Top Things to do in Wanaka
- Hike the Rob Roy Glacier Track, Roys Peak or one of New Zealand's Great Walks on the famed Routeburn Track in the World Heritage listed Mount Aspiring National Park

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  1. Ultimate Scenic South Island Road Trip, self-drive

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    Discover New Zealand’s most epic natural scenery with this luxury 12-day, self-drive road trip showcasing the South Island’s must-see sights.

    Departing from Christchurch, board the Tranzalpine to Greymouth and experience one of the world’s best inland rail journeys before picking up your hire car. From a helicopter, take in jaw-dropping aerial views of Franz Josef Glacier. Cruise Lake Wanaka and discover rare birds and a secret lake. Get your heart pounding in Queenstown, the adventure capital of the Southern Hemisphere, with hundreds of outdoor activities to choose from including jetboating, bungy jumping, mountain biking and more. Walk and cruise the Milford Sound and be transported to a fantastical world of crystalline fiords and snow-capped mountains. Drive the Scenic Southern Route – one of the world’s most scenic drives – and explore the southern cities of Invercargill and Dunedin. Traverse Hooker Valley and Aoraki Mount Cook and marvel at some of the world’s darkest, most star-filled skies.

    This incredible 12-day, self-drive road trip is offered at two price points: -4-star “best” staying at some of the South Island’s best 4-star hotels.-4-5-star “luxury” staying at a mix of 4 and 5-star hotels and lodges, for those seeking a little more luxury.

    Both versions of the road trip include 11-nights in handpicked accommodations throughout the South Island. A hire car is included for the duration of the trip. Selected meals, activities and experiences are also included.

    Be swept away by the natural beauty of New Zealand on the Ultimate Scenic South Island Road Trip.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Discover New Zealand’s most epic natural scenery with this luxury 12-day, self-drive road trip showcasing the South Island’s must-see sights. Departing from ...
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  2. 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

    Auckland, New Zealand
    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 ...
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  3. 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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  4. South Island Glaciers & Sounds 8D7N, Self-Drive

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    Revel in the spectacular natural beauty of the South Island’s glaciers and sounds on this thrilling 8-day road trip. This package is perfect for first time visitors wanting to see and experience the best of Te Wahipounamu.

    Tucked away at the bottom of the world, New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: snow-capped mountains, sparkling fiords, shimmering lakes, lush rainforests, fast-moving glaciers and more. The South Island is especially breathtaking as the home of the Te Wahipounamu UNESCO World Heritage Area. This 26,000 square kilometre (10,039sqmi) encompasses several national parks in southwest New Zealand – Mount Cook (Aoraki, Fiordland, Mount Aspiring and Westland National Park. On this road trip, you will visit them all!

    Departing from Christchurch, hit the road to see and experience the best of Te Wahipounamu. Drive New Zealand’s most scenic roads including the Crown Range and Milford Road. Admire the remarkable turquoise coloured Lake Tekapo and bask in the brooding shadow of Mount Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain. Cruise the majestic Milford Sound and hike the famous Routeburn Track as well as the mighty Franz Josef Glacier. You will also embark on one of the world’s great rail journeys, the TranzAlpine, and have the opportunity to explore diverse cities and towns including Christchurch and Queenstown at your own pace.

    This exciting 8-day nature-focused self-drive package includes 7-nights’ superior 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 and spas. Six days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeings as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast provided.

    Discover the splendor of the South Island on this 8-day self-drive road trip. This sensational loop route is the perfect introduction to New Zealand’s glaciers and sounds.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Revel in the spectacular natural beauty of the South Island’s glaciers and sounds on this thrilling 8-day road trip. This package is perfect ...
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  5. Luxury South Island Golf Trail 11D10N, Self-Drive

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    Take on the South Island’s best golf courses on this luxury, 11-day self-drive road trip featuring the world-famous Terrace Downs, Millbrook, Jack’s Point and Clearwater courses.

    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 South Island’s landscapes range from snow-capped mountains and endless plains to shimmering lakes and fast-moving glaciers. This road trip will take you on an unforgettable scenic golfing journey.

    Departing from Christchurch, hit the road to play the South Island’s best golf courses. Head inland to Windwhistle to take on Terrance Downs, in the heart of the brilliant Canterbury high country. Head south to Queenstown, where you will play Millbrook and Jack’s Point among the towering Southern Alps. Your journey culminates in Christchurch, where you’ll tee off at Clearwater, with its glistening spring-fed lakes and trout-filled streams. Here, you’ll be walking in the footsteps golfing legends including Jason Dufner, Bubba Watson, Jason Day.

    When you’re not golfing, you’ll have ample to explore diverse cities and towns at your own pace. Highlights include exploring Mount Cook (Aoraki) National Park, travelling aboard the Tranzalpine (one of the world’s great rail journeys), and getting to know the vibrant alpine resort towns of Queenstown, Wanaka and Franz Josef. You’ll also have the opportunity to drive some of New Zealand’s best roads including the Crown Range and wild West 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. Nine 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 South 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

    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Take on the South Island’s best golf courses on this luxury, 11-day self-drive road trip featuring the world-famous Terrace Downs, Millbrook, Jack’s ...
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  6. Ultimate Southern Alps Adventure 3D2N, Private Guided

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    Experience New Zealand backcountry trekking at its finest, with this luxurious 3-day hiking adventure in the Southern Alps on the edge of Mount Aspiring National Park. This package is the perfect high-end getaway to embrace the great outdoors.

    Named for Mount Aspiring, one of New Zealand’s highest peaks, Mount Aspiring National Park is a wonderland of mountains, glaciers, river valleys and alpine lakes. In the past, Maori trekked through this beautiful region on their way to the Pounamu (green stone) fields of the West Coast. Today, the national park is an adventure and nature lover’s paradise, offering a large number of short walks and longer hikes that will take your breath away.

    Based out of the luxurious and remote Whare Kea Chalet, accessible only by a breathtaking 15-minute helicopter ride from Wanaka, spend your days exploring the stunning backcountry of the Southern Alps. With a knowledgeable and experienced private guide, discover a wide range of trails and terrain to suit every level of hiker. The scenic wilderness of Albert Burn Saddle and nearby Dragonfly Peak are an absolute must-see with panoramic views all the way to the mighty Aoraki/Mount Cook and Mount Aspiring with its tumbling glaciers. You will feel like the first person to leave a footprint.

    This all-inclusive 3-day package includes 2-nights’ accommodation at the Whare Kea Chalet on a twin share basis. Nestled among the peaks of the Southern Alps at 1750-metres (5700ft), Whare Kea Chalet is not to be confused with New Zealand’s typical alpine huts – this luxurious chalet overs an elevated experience, where comfort is paramount without detracting from the rugged wilderness. Features include 2 double bedrooms, a spacious loft, staff bunk room, central heating, power, hot shower and large windows framing incomparable views.

    All transport is provided including return transfers to Wanaka/Queenstown and heli-flight to Whare Kea Chalet. All meals included – look forward to a 3-course gourmet dinner each night.

    Get off the beaten track and embrace the great outdoors at Whare Kea Chalet. This backcountry trekking at its very best.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Queenstown, New Zealand
    Experience New Zealand backcountry trekking at its finest, with this luxurious 3-day hiking adventure in the Southern Alps on the edge of Mount Aspiring ...
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  7. The Ultimate Luxury Wanaka Walk 3D2N, Fully Guided

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    Discover one of the world's best adventure town on this thrilling 3-day adventure in style, packed with bests hikes in Wanaka and Mt Aspiring National Park. With two nights spent at the luxurious Mahu Whenua, you'll wake up with some of the most iconic and dramatic natural alpine scenery in New Zealand and will surely agree this is the Ultimate Luxury Wanaka Adventure!

    You'll be picked up from Queenstown, then wind your way up and over the Crown Range, which is the highest main road in New Zealand and reaches an altitude of 1,121 metres. Venture into Rob Roy Valley, the jewel of Mt Aspiring National Park and take on this graded 'moderate' 10 km return hike, to be rewarded with swing bridge, waterfalls, rain forest, crystal clear mountain streams and glaciers. Day 2 is 7 kim Diamond Lake hike up to the top of Rocky Mountain for wonderful panoramic views over Lake Wanaka and the Matukituki River. Day 3 is a self guided walk exploring “healing the land”, over 55,000 hectares of majestic beauty - towering mountains, lush green valleys, native bush, forests and meandering rivers.

    You will have two nights at luxurious The Ridgeline Homestead at Mahu Whenua enjoying total privacy and exquisite food and wine.

    Combining the best of Wanaka adventures with glamping and luxurious The Ridgeline Homestead at Mahu Whenua, great food and wine, discerning service and the local knowledge of your field guides, this is a thoughtfully crafted luxury adventure of a lifetime.

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    Departs daily on request

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    Queenstown, New Zealand
    Discover one of the world's best adventure town on this thrilling 3-day adventure in style, packed with bests hikes in Wanaka and Mt Aspiring ...
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  8. The Ultimate Luxury Wanaka Walk 4D3N, Fully Guided

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    Discover one of the world's best adventure town on this thrilling 4-day adventure in style, packed with bests hikes in Wanaka and Mt Aspiring National Park. With three nights spent at the luxurious Mahu Whenua, you'll wake up with some of the most iconic and dramatic natural alpine scenery in New Zealand and will surely agree this is the Ultimate Luxury Wanaka Adventure!

    You'll be picked up from Queenstown, then wind your way up and over the Crown Range, which is the highest main road in New Zealand and reaches an altitude of 1,121 metres. Venture into Rob Roy Valley, the jewel of Mt Aspiring National Park and take on this graded 'moderate' 10 km return hike, to be rewarded with swing bridge, waterfalls, rainforest, crystal clear mountain streams and glaciers. Day 2 is 7 km Diamond Lake hike up to the top of Rocky Mountain for wonderful panoramic views over Lake Wanaka and the Matukituki River. Day 3 is 5 km Blue Pools walk and you'll be rewarded with stunning river and valley views. Day 4 is a self guided walk exploring “healing the land”, over 55,000 hectares of majestic beauty - towering mountains, lush green valleys, native bush, forests and meandering rivers.

    This is a hand-crafted four day itinerary for discerning adventurous travellers. You'll have a one night glamping experience on an iconic high country deer farm, sleeping under the stars with barely another soul around for miles. Then two nights at luxurious The Ridgeline Homestead at Mahu Whenua enjoying total privacy and exquisite food and wine.

    Combining the best of Wanaka adventures with glamping and luxurious The Ridgeline Homestead at Mahu Whenua, great food and wine, discerning service and the local knowledge of your field guides, this is a thoughtfully crafted luxury adventure of a lifetime.

    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.

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    Queenstown, New Zealand
    Discover one of the world's best adventure town on this thrilling 4-day adventure in style, packed with bests hikes in Wanaka and Mt Aspiring ...
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