Within the Fiordland National Park and linking into Mount Aspiring National Park lies the world-renowned Routeburn Track. Regarded as one of the 'Great Walks of New Zealand', walking the Routeburn Track is a magnificent alpine adventure.Walk from Routeburn Shelter near Glenorchy to The Divide closer to Te Anau or the other way around. Be captivated by the incredible natural scenery as you emerge from the lush, temperate rainforest with hidden waterfalls and glistening lakes into the alpine environment. Panoramic views of high snowy peaks, alpine lakes, and deep bush clad valleys and gorgeous rainforests await you.

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  1. 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.

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  2. 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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  3. 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.

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  4. Great Walks Discovery - Milford Sound & Doubtful Sound Cruises 5D4N, Fully Guided

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    Walk the world famous Milford, Routeburn and Kepler Tracks, and enjoy Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound cruises. This walking tour offers the very best of hikes in Fiordland and iconic Milford Sound experience in a 5-day itinerary.

    Fiordland is one of the southern hemisphere's great wilderness regions and has achieved World Heritage Status for its stunning natural features, exceptional beauty and critical role in demonstrating the Earth's evolutionary history. Fiordland has achieved World Heritage status and is home to Mitre Peak and the Fiords of the famous Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Explore breathtaking scenery, from lush forests, crystal-clear lakes and rivers, to striking mountain views, vast fiords and deep valleys.

    Known as the 'Walking Capital of the World', Fiordland is the location of multiple iconic walking tracks. This package incorporates the very best hikes of the region, offering an ultimate Milford Sound & Doubtful Sound experience to its spectacular scenery, wildlife and history over 5 days.

    A range of 4-5 star hotels, lodges, chalets and overnight boat cruise are included in the tour. All rooms have enusite.

    This tour includes 4 nights' accommodation on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional expense), daily guided walks, water taxis for all hikes, a Milford Sound Scenic Cruise, Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise, return transport to/from Queenstown as well as all meals mentioned in the itinerary.

    This is a bucket list hiking trip where you need not forgo any creature comforts.

    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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  5. The Ultimate Luxury Fiordland Walk - Three Tracks, Milford Luxury Overnight Cruise & Heli Hike 4D3N, Fully Guided

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    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.

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    Departs daily on request

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    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 ...
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  6. Fiordland Adventure Heli Hike, Cruise & Cycle 3D2N, Partially Guided

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    Walk the world famous Milford track, heli hike the Kepler Track and cycle the scenic Lake2Lake Trail. With diverse and spectacular scenery, from native forests, lakes, and rivers, to mountain views, vast fiords and lush valleys this tour offers the very best of Fiordland adventure.

    Fiordland has achieved World Heritage status and is home of Mitre Peak and the Fiords of the famous Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. One of the greatest assets of Fiordland is the Milford, Routeburn and Kepler tracks, three of New Zealand's premier Great Walks. This package highlights the very best of these tracks, offering an introduction to the spectacular scenery, wildlife and history of each over three days.

    Known as the Walking Capital of the World, Fiordland National Park features three world class Great Walks tracks with stunning scenery: Kepler Track, and Milford Track.

    Farewell unforgettable tracks, you will return to your elegant accommodation in Te Anau, and relax in your deluxe room with striking views of Lake Te Anau from your window. And then enjoy impressive South Island cuisine.

    An unique and unforgettable Fiordland adventure experience.

    Departure Dates

    Departs daily on request

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  7. Fiordland & Milford Sound Cycle, Kayak & Walk + Milford Sound Overnight Cruise 5D4N, Fully Guided

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    This spectacular Milford Sound cycling adventure from Queenstown provides an unique opportunity to experience the natural wonders of Fiordland and the enchanting Milford Sound on wheels. Enjoy two of NZ's the best rides - Queenstown Trail and Around The Mountains Cycle Trail. Kayak to Pidgeon Island on the majestic Lake Wakatipu, walk along the famous Routeburn Track. Spend a night on a Milford Sound overnight cruise before pedalling around Te Anau and the hidden Mavora Lakes site featured in the Lord of the Rings. This active tour truly offers the very best of cycling and walking in Fiordland and iconic Milford Sound experience in a 5-day itinerary.

    Your journey begins in Queenstown, where you will embark on this amazing journey towards Milford Sound. You will cycle from Queenstown to Milford Sound with guides and a supporting vehicle. You'll ride a section of Queenstown Trails, which meanders through some of New Zealand's most breathtaking scenery.

    You'll ride a section of the Around The Mountains Cycle Trail on the second day, a dedicated cycle path that allows you to enjoy the scenery of sheep & cattle country surrounded by spectacular mountains free from traffic, passing through rich farm lands.

    Queenstown Trail and Around The Mountains Cycle Trail are both New Zealand's 22 Great Rides, part of Nga Haerenga - the New Zealand Cycle Trail.

    In the heart of Fiordland National Park, you'll hike on the world-famous Routeburn Track to Key Summit and enjoy a majestic overnight cruise amidst spectacular Milford Sound, with options to swim or kayak. When all the tourists have left at dusk, the fiord transforms into a peaceful scene of dramatic landscape. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere and get a sense of the serenity that the fiord offers. You'll have many opportunities for wildlife spotting such as penguins, seals and dolphins as well as learning about the history and natural environment of the fiord.

    This sensational cycle journey concludes with a tour of a high country sheep station, afternoon tea and a boat transfer across Lake Wakatipu back to Queenstown.

    This is an active cycling tour and you are expecting to ride 35 to 65km / 15 to 40miles each day accompanied by professional qualified driver/guide and a vehicle support. Bike hire and helmet is included. You only need to carry a daypack. E-bike upgrade is available at an additional cost.

    This tour includes 4 nights' accommodation on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional expense), daily guided cycling/walking, a Milford Sound overnight cruise, return transport to/from Queenstown as well as most meals.

    An unique and unforgettable cycling experience in Milford Sound.

    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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    This spectacular Milford Sound cycling adventure from Queenstown provides an unique opportunity to experience the natural wonders of Fiordland and the enchanting Milford Sound ...
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  8. Best of Queenstown 3D2N - Milford Sound Cruise & Fly, Routeburn & Ben Lomond Walks, Fully Guided

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    The best Queenstown cruise & hike experiences all in one! Walk the world-famous Routeburn and Ben Lomond Tracks, and enjoy a Milford Sound Cruise & Fly. After a diverse and spectacular scenery by day, relax in your room with incomparable views over the crystal clear Lake Wakatipu.

    Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world is your base for this incredible luxury adventure. You'll start your Queenstown adventure with the iconic Routeburn Track walk - one of New Zealand's 9 Great Walks and the ultimate alpine adventure.

    Then hike on the Ben Lomond Track, experiencing magnificent lake and mountain views.

    The finale of your 3 day Queenstown adventure is a "must do" New Zealand experience - visiting the famous Milford Sound. Take a stunning scenic flight to Milford Sound from Queenstown and take a leisurely cruise along the whole length of the sound.

    Your two night Queenstown accomodation is with a 5 star boutique lodge commanding views of The Remarkables and Cecil Peak mountains, Hidden Island and Lake Wakatipu. Breakfasts and lunches are included.

    Combining the best of Queenstown walks and Milford Sound Fly & Cruise with 5 star accommodation, and professional guiding services, this is the Queenstown experience you'll remember for a life-time.

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    Daily departure on request. Peak season surcharge of $200 per person applies for travelling from 1st December to 31st January.

    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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    The best Queenstown cruise & hike experiences all in one! Walk the world-famous Routeburn and Ben Lomond Tracks, and enjoy a Milford Sound Cruise &...
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  9. The Ultimate Luxury Queenstown Hike 3D2N (AZUR Lodge), Fully Guided

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    Queenstown hikes in style! Walk the world famous Routeburn Track and Ben Lomond Track, and heli-hike in the magical valley of the Earnslaw Burn Waterfalls as seen in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey". Take in amazing views of the hanging glacier, Fiordland and beyond, farewell diverse and spectacular scenery on the tracks, and relax in the privacy of your villa - distinctively luxurious 5 star boutique accommodation at AZUR Lodge with candlelight dinners served.

    Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world is your base for this incredible luxury adventure. Once you touch down at Queenstown airport, your guide will meet and greet you and transfer you to the Ben Lomond Track in a luxury car. This famous Queenstown day walk is a 3 to 4 hour easy to moderate return hike to Ben Lomond Saddle (or you may take on an challenge for a 6 to 8 hour hike to Ben Lomond Summit), experiencing magnificent lake and mountain views. Your second day hike is on the iconic Routeburn Track - one of New Zealand's 9 Great Walks and the ultimate alpine adventure. Again, you have the choice of a 4 to 5 hour return hike to Routeburn Flats or a 6 to 8 hour return hike to the Routeburn Falls Hut. The finale of your luxury adventure is a spectacular heli-hike, flying over Ben Lomond, the Richardson Mountains, Glenorchy, and Lake Wakatipu, landed in Earnslaw Burn valley for a hike to view numerous waterfalls. Walk in the footsteps of Bilbo and his company of dwarves under the waterfalls of Middle Earth, and be impressed by the surreal views of rolling high-country farmland and native tussock fields that transform into glaciers and plunging waterfalls.

    This is a lodge based walk for the discerning traveller. From your accommodation at the acclaimed AZUR Lodge, travel each day to different tracks returning at day's end to a luxurious lodge room designed to let you absorb the incredible views in chic luxury and total privacy. Overlooking stunning, uninterrupted vistas of Lake Wakatipu, the majestic Remarkables range and Cecil and Walter Peaks, you'll be serviced with evening canapés and dinners focusing on freshness, simplicity, and seasonal flavours.

    Combining the best of Queenstown walking experience with the luxury hillside AZUR Lodge, great food and wine, discerning service and the local knowledge of your field guides, this is thoughtfully crafted luxury adventure of a lifetime.

    Departure Dates:

    Daily departure on request. Peak season surcharge of $500 per person applies for travelling from 1st November to 31st March.

    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

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    Queenstown hikes in style! Walk the world famous Routeburn Track and Ben Lomond Track, and heli-hike in the magical valley of the Earnslaw Burn ...
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  10. Ben Lomond, Fiordland, Stewart-Island & Hollyford Heli-Hike 7D6N, Fully Guided

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    Departing from Queenstown, discover the awe-inspiring Milford Sound, Hollyford Valley and unspoiled natural beauty of the wildlife-rich Stewart Island on foot over seven days. Ben Lomond Track, Stewart Island, Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound, Routeburn Track, Kepler track and Hollyford Heli-hike are all on show in this incredible trip.

    Kick off your trip in the 'adventure capital' Queenstown where you hike the lower slopes of Ben Lomond for extensive panoramic views over Lake Wakitipu. Crossing over to Stewart Island you will enjoy some short walks as well as a free day to explore this remote island on foot, kayak or even try to sight New Zealand's iconic flightless bird ‐ the Kiwi.

    Stewart Island is one of the few places in the country with the greatest chance of seeing this very shy creature. Returning to the mainland, journey into Fiordland National Park for the Kepler track and Milford Sound walks. Then you'll take a breathtaking helicopter flight over dramatic peaks into uninhabited Martins Bay in the heart of the Hollyford region. Explore this amazing landscape on foot with a walk through lush forest and coastal heath to a rocky bay, which is frequented by penguins and seals in season. Jet boat to the Hollyford River and walk along the Hollyford Valley, following the footsteps of early explorers through native beech forest speckled with elegantly flowing waterfalls. Hike the Routeburn Track up to Key Summit for sweeping views over the beautiful Hollyford Valley before heading back to Queenstown.

    Accommodation is included each night and has been carefully selected to provide comfort and value in the best locations possible. On this trip, you'll stay at an Homestead Villa Motel, South Sea Hotel, Distinction Luxmore Hotel, and Martin's Bay Lodge.

    All meals are included for the duration of the walk. Provided we are advised in advance of your departure we are able to cater for vegetarian diets and can assist with medically recommended diets (allergies and intolerances).

    All transfers to and from Queenstown as well as guiding are included. Small groups of twelve walkers are hosted by highly experienced and knowledgeable guides.

    The walk is graded easy to moderate and fully supported. Small groups of twelve walkers are hosted by highly experienced and knowledgeable guides. The walk is easy graded and fully supported. You only need to carry a day pack each day.

    This seven-day-six-night hiking tour takes you to discover some of the country's most pristine and spectacular landscapes in the deep south of New Zealand.

    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

    Queenstown, New Zealand
    Departing from Queenstown, discover the awe-inspiring Milford Sound, Hollyford Valley and unspoiled natural beauty of the wildlife-rich Stewart Island on foot over seven days. ...
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