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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.
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.
Explore Fiordland in style! Walk the world famous Milford, and Routeburn Tracks, heli hike the Kepler Track, and enjoy a luxurious 5-star Milford Sound overnight cruise. Farewell diverse and spectacular scenery on the tracks, from native forests, alpine lakes, and rivers, to mountain views, vast fiords and lush valleys, you return and relax at the luxury 5 star accommodation Fiordland lodge and luxury boutique cruise by night. You'll be serviced with New Zealand's fine food and wine focusing on freshness, simplicity, and seasonal flavours.
Known as the Walking Capital of the World, Fiordland National Park features four world class tracks with stunning scenery: Kepler Track, Milford Track, and Routeburn Track.
Not only is the landscape phenomenal, the natural wildlife here is abundant too. Seals, dolphins and penguins can all be spotted from above the water on your luxurious 5-star Milford Sound overnight cruise, while rare black coral, lobsters and schools of fish can be viewed as the boat's HD ROV (high definition remotely operated vehicle) delves deep into the sea.
Spend three nights at luxury boutique lodge - Fiordland Lodge. And last night onboard a luxurious 5-star boat featuring an onboard helipad, on-deck hot-tub, kayaks, tender, and superb cuisine. Taking only 20 passengers a night, in luxury climate-controlled cabins, all with king-sized beds, ensuite bathrooms, and majestic fiord and ocean views, it's sure to offer you a unique luxury boutique-cruising experience in Milford Sound.
Combining the best New Zealand walking experience with acclaimed Fiordland lodge and luxury Milford Sound overnight cruise, great food and wine, discerning service and the local knowledge of your field guides, the walk is the ultimate in luxury in Fiordland.
Departs daily on request
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.
Discover the North Island's beautiful East Coast on a 6 day luxury cycling adventure. Hawkes Bay is renowned throughout the world for its fine wine, local produce and breath-taking natural scenery. 200 km of easy coastal terrain and a temperate climate make Hawke's Bay Trails one of New Zealand's most popular year-round cycling destinations.
Delight in the great outdoors as you glide along scenic trails admiring views of the Pacific Ocean, winding rivers, orchards, vineyards and mountains. Hawkes Bay is often referred to as "The fruit bowl of New Zealand" thanks to a rich supply of local produce. During this tour, there will be numerous opportunities to visit wineries, charming local cafés, gourmet produce shops and restaurants. You will experience the very best of the region while learning of its Māori heritage and fascinating history. This exhilarating journey is complemented by a rest day in which a guided tour by car to explore nearby attractions will be curated to suit your interests.
At the end of each day, rest at handpicked luxury boutique lodges, including Breckenridge Lodge and Greenhill Lodge (or The Manse). Breckenridge Lodge is a unique gourmet retreat renowned for its exceptional organic cuisine. Greenhill Lodge exudes a serene 'country homestead' ambience and offers farm-to-table fine dining.
This tour includes all self-guided cycling and exploring on the Hawke's Bay Trails, luxury boutique accommodation, five breakfasts and four gourmet dinners, all activities and equipment and airport transfers. The experience begins at Hawke's Bay airport where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation at Napier for your first overnight stay.
Balance exertion with indulgence on this thoroughly enjoyable journey into the food and wine of Hawkes Bay. By day, immerse in incredible coastal landscapes and charming country villages before setting in each evening for a sumptuous fine dining experience.
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Discover the North Island's beautiful East Coast on a 4 day cycling adventure. Hawkes Bay is renowned throughout the world for its fine wine, local produce and breathtaking natural scenery. 200 km of easy coastal terrain and a temperate climate make Hawke's Bay Trails one of New Zealand's most popular year-round cycling destinations.
This tour includes all self-guided cycling and exploring on the Hawke's Bay Trails, luxury boutique accommodation with breakfast and dinner, all activities and equipment and airport transfers. The experience begins at Hawke's Bay airport where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation at Napier for your first overnight stay.
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.
Departing from Auckland, you will explore some of the highlights of Coromandel on foot and enjoy culinary experiences during the tour. Walk one of the finest remaining Kauri groves in North Island, feast your eyes upon the white sand beaches while marvelling Waihi Beach, summit Wairere Falls and enjoy a 'paddock-to-plate' food experience at a local award-winning bistro. Led by a local guide and accompanied by a small group with a maximum of 8 people, you'll experience the breathtaking beauty of the Coromandel Peninsula in comfort over three incredible days.
White sand beaches, turquoise waters, lush valleys, laid-back vibe and endless charisma, the Coromandel Peninsula is renowned for its natural beauty and is an ideal place to escape. Travelling in a luxury van, you will enjoy easy to moderate graded day walks over three days. Venture into a spectacular grove of Kauri trees on Day 1. These Kauris have been protected since before the turn of the century and are truly magnificent. On Day 2, walk from secluded Homunga Bay through dense pohutukawa forest and arrive at white sand Waihi Beach, a bustling and authentic Kiwi beach to relax and unwind. On the final day, you'll weave your way through moss covered rocks and tree roots, and climb to the top of Wairere Falls, where you will be rewarded with the spectacular views of the water plunging 153 metres, making it the highest waterfall on the North Island.
The tour also includes some unique gastronomic experiences such as sampling velvety gelato made from full-cream jersey cow milk fed on lush local pastures, and visiting a local fifth-generation, family owned and operated winery for award-winning wine tasting.
The walk is fully catered. You will stay at a country style boutique lodge tucked away in the beautiful Kauaeranga Valley where you can also relax in the hot tub or take a swim in the nearby river. Then enjoy a gourmet three-course meal every night matched with New Zealand wine or beer.
This is a fully guided and all inclusive walking tour. Guided by experienced local guides, you'll walk 3 - 5 hours each day. With our hiking support, you'll only need to carry a day pack giving you more time to immerse yourself in the magnificent natural beauty.
Three days and three beautiful and diverse guided walks for your soul. A relaxing getaway with everything nature has to offer. Words like unspoiled and paradise will spring to mind at the end of the walking holiday.
*** We also offer complimentary pickup and dropoff Hamilton for this tour.
Enjoy three days of glorious cycling, explore the best sections of Tasman's Great Taste Trail, and stay at the prestigious Edenhouse in a serene valley in the heart of rural Nelson. This is the ultimate combination of relaxation and adventure.
Tasman's Great Taste Trail is a network of cycleways along a sparkling coast, looping through the Tasman region's picturesque countryside dotted with galleries, vineyards and restaurants. The trail is part of Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail network, one of 22 New Zealand's Great Rides. You will ride on the trail to enjoy postcard-perfect views.
At the end of your daily cycling adventure, return to Edenhouse - the finest boutique hotel you will encounter, situated within 48-acres of private grounds and internationally acclaimed gardens and is perfectly positioned between Nelson and The Abel Tasman National Park, at the top of the South Island. Here, you will enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapés, 3-course dinners prepared from fresh local produce, and fine local award-winning wines that will delight your palette.
The tour is fully supported with a supporting vehicle/guide for the entire tour. Bike hire, helmet, pannier day bag, and water bottle and lunches are included. You only need to carry a daypack.
Combining the best New Zealand cycling experience with acclaimed Edenhouse accommodation, and fine food and wine, this is the ultimate luxury cycling adventure on the Tasman's Great Taste Trail.
Departure every day on request. 17 Dec - 28 Feb peak holiday season rate applies and extra cost $300pp.
Cloudy Bay not only captures the essence of Marlborough but also embodies New Zealand's luxury to the world: The luxury of space and time, of intimate moments and nature’s rarest qualities. This tour is crafted for those who wish to enjoy the luxury of Marlborough in the most exclusive setting. Taste, sip and discover!
Rest at the acclaimed luxury lodge - The Sounds Retreat for two nights, and indulge in a three-course dinner paired with matching wines served in your private cabana. You'll have a behind-the-scene experience to meet local cheesemaker and learn the detailed cheese-making process.
Embarking on a private wine tour experience in the Cloudy Bay renovated Land Rover ‘Defender Dave’ to tour the Southern Valley and Wairau Valley vineyards. Then celebrate the last night at Cloudy Bay's award-winning property and VIP hosting venue The Shack. Your gastronomic experiences include wine tasting, picnic and dinner prepared by your private chef in The Shack.
This is an ultimate gourmet escape to the Marlborough Sounds.
This tour is perfect as a post tour for any Queen Charlotte walk
Walk the world-famous Queen Charlotte Track and immerse yourself at the acclaimed Bay of Many Coves and The Sounds Retreat. Combining unparalleled service and exquisite creature comforts, this is the ultimate way to vacation in a most marvelous destination.
The Queen Charlotte Track, a 70km long New Zealand walking trail, is one of New Zealand's nine Great Walks, renowned for its stunning views and contrasting landscape, historical landmarks and a wide variety of native bush and wildlife. The spectacular trail, stretching from historic Ship Cove to Anakiwa, passes through dense coastal forest, tranquil coves and inlets, and along awe inspiring skyline ridges offering breathtaking views. This comfortable itinerary takes in all the highlights of the famous track incorporating gorgeous coastal hikes, exploring the stunning Marlborough Sounds, and admiring the lush native forest. This is a unique and spectacular walking trip through a renowned area of natural beauty and significance. As you pass through lush coastal forest, historic bays, and along dramatic ridges you'll learn of the region's heritage from your expert guides. The terrain is varied and the itinerary mixes easily manageable sections with more challenging routes. A moderate level of fitness is recommended to make the most of this exhilarating experience.
Rest each night at the best boutique & luxury lodge accommodation available in the Marlborough Sounds within access to the Queen Charlotte Track in a stunning setting where your hosts will prepare gourmet meals. After a day's hiking you'll indulge in a 3-course gourmet meal with wine before retiring to your private room.
Your experience includes 4 nights' accommodation at exclusive boutique & luxury lodges, all meals and snacks, water taxi transfers, luggage transfers, and return group transfers from/to Picton.
This is a private escape to the Queen Charlotte Track and enjoy Marlborough Sounds in blissful exclusivity.
Add A Guide
You can choose to have a local guide for your first day. The first day is regarded as the premier section of the Queen Charlotte Track with many beautiful views of Marlborough Sounds. Your local guide will explain the European and Maori connections of this significant historical area as well as providing detailed information on flora and fauna along the trail and general track advice. You are then well equipped to continue on your way for the remainder of your self-guided walk for the rest of three days. Additional cost: $250 per person.
Depart daily on request.
Explore the Queen Charlotte Track in style! Queen Charlotte Track - The Ultimate Luxury Walk is wilderness walking at its most civilised. This 4-day luxury walking holiday is the ultimate escape to New Zealand's world-famous Queen Charlotte Track - one of New Zealand's nine Great Walks. Stay at 5-star lodge - Bay of Many Coves Resort by night and walk alongside bush clad coves and incredible landscapes by day.
The Queen Charlotte Track takes in the magnificent sights between Queen Charlotte Sound and Kenepuru Sound in the Marlborough Sounds. It extends from Ship Cove in the north to Anakiwa in the south. The famous track leads through native bush along the ridgeline of hills between the sounds, offering spectacular views in every direction. This manageable itinerary incorporates gorgeous coastal views across native bush, walking between 4 and 8 hours a day. Marlborough Sounds is a collection of ancient sunken river valleys filled with the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Forested hills rise dramatically from the ocean around a winding coastline of sheltered inlets and sandy bays. The area has three main bodies of water - Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru and Pelorous Sounds which offer diverse scenery and shelter the habitats of myriad local bird and animal life.
This is a lodge based walk. From your luxury accommodation at the acclaimed Bay of Many Coves Resort, travel each day to a different section of the Queen Charlotte Track returning at day's end to a luxurious one bedroom apartment with beautiful views over the bay. Here you will enjoy a 3-course dinner each night with wine.
Your luxury tour includes 3 nights' accommodation at Bay of Many Coves Resort on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional expense), all meals and snacks, private guided walks each day with an experienced and knowledgeable guide, all transport and return transfers from/to Picton.
The Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds is known as the finest and most diverse coastal track in New Zealand. Combining the best hiking routes with acclaimed Bay of Many Coves Resort, the walk represents the ultimate in luxury on the Queen Charlotte Track.