Explore the spectacular Southern Alps of New Zealand on a range of different walking, hiking and trekking routes. Get off the beaten track and immerse yourself in nature among the mountains, valleys and remote lakes. Choose between hiking or heli-hike options that encapsulate the best of Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. Hike the high soaring peaks of the highest mountain in New Zealand, Mt Cook. Explore this incredible region and mountain hikers dream on day or multi-day itineraries. Our range is inclusive of easy walks and strolls through to challenging hikes and treks and can be tailored to your abilities and ...

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  1. Luxury Queenstown & Beyond - Great Rides & Walk 7D6N, Fully Supported

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    This luxury cycling package incorporates 3 Great Rides of NZ - Queenstown Trail, Otago Central Rail Trail, and Alps to Ocean Trail, and a guided Hooker Valley walk in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. Explore South Island's ever-changing mountains, tunnels, river gorges, valleys, lakes, glaciers and more by bike and by foot. Stay at three 5 star luxury boutique accommodation. This is the ultimate combination of relaxation and adventure.

    Your cycling journey starts with a full day supported ride on the Queenstown Trails. The cycling route includes riding along the shore of Lake Wakatipu, in the scenic country-side, around historic Arrowtown, along the beautiful Arrow and Kawarau Rivers to the Historic Kawarau Suspension Bridge - home of the world famous Bungy Jumping, and finish with a short ride through to Gibbston Valley and enjoy a relaxing wine tasting.

    Then set off on a scenic and historic journey into the Central Otago heartland for 2 days. You'll cycle 4 to 5 hours per day on a vehicle free trail with an easy gradient. Traverse ever-changing mountainous, rugged landscapes, tunnels, viaducts, spectacular river gorges, old historic gold-mining villages and more.

    After a luxury hilltop private villa retreat and take in the best vistas of Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables in Queenstown, embark on a hiking adventure to Mount Cook National Park's Hooker Valley to wonder at dazzling iceberg lakes, sky-scraping peaks and spectacular glaciers.

    Continue your cycling adventure and ride on the Alps 2 Ocean (A2O) Cycle Trail and fully immerse in New Zealand's symbolic colour and beauty - the high peaks and distinctive blue lakes. Spend another two nights on the edge of Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, taking in the stunning views of the turquoise blue waters of Lake Pukaki and the Southern Alps and Aoraki Mt Cook.

    No Mackenzie Basin visit is complete without stargazing. So your finale will be in a private cellar observatory to explore one of the darkest skies in the world with a 6" refractor telescope while you are treated with refreshments and nibbles.

    You'll be supported with a local experienced tour guide and support vehicle while you are on the trail.

    You luggage will be transferred to your next accommodation. You only need to carry a daypack.

    The trip starts and concludes in Queenstown.

    Combining the best New Zealand cycling trails with luxury boutique accommodation, fine food and wine, this is the ultimate luxury cycling adventure in Queenstown.

    Departure Dates

    Departs daily on request

    E-bike Upgrade: Extra per person $220 per person

    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
    This luxury cycling package incorporates 3 Great Rides of NZ - Queenstown Trail, Otago Central Rail Trail, and Alps to Ocean Trail, and a guided ...
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    From €4,593.33 Per Person, Twin Share
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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.

    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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  3. Ultimate South Island Hike, Bike & Kayak Adventure 14D13N

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    Uncover the purest landscapes of South Island on this exhilarating 14 days adventure. Hike, bike and kayak into New Zealand’s natural beauty journeying through legendary icons Milford Sounds, Aoraki Mount Cook, Queenstown, Nelson Lake National Park, Franz Josef Glacier, the Alps to Ocean Trail and walking New Zealand's Great Walks including Routeburn and Kelper Track.

    Departing from Christchurch, hit the road and immerse the splendour of majestic snowcapped mountains, pristine lakes and mighty glaciers that define the natural wonderland of South Island. From drinking in unforgettable wildlife encounters to drinking in world class wineries to glacial valleys and star-filled skies, South Island will keep you on your feet of bucket list adventures in all its forms. Lace up your hiking boots in Mount Cook and Nelson Lakes National Parks, giving a glimpse of high mountain peaks across icy blue water of Lake Pukaki before trekking great walks of Routeburn and Hooker Valley Tracks. Kayak the majestic Milford Sounds, hike mighty glaciers descending through the rainforest into the sea at Franz Josef Glacier and cycle the renowned Alps to Ocean Trail. Filled with surprises at every turn, it will ignite your imagination. Discover the Adventure Capital of Queenstown to your heart’s desire and at your own pace. Hike mountain summits and stay in mountain huts absorbing New Zealand’s backcountry wilderness in all its glory. Along the way, find your connection with the Māori culture with ample opportunity of up-close moments with wildlife including seals, native birds and if you’re lucky dolphins, penguins and a migrating whale.

    Unwind each adventure filled day in carefully handpicked accommodations from lodges, chalets, mountain huts and hotels. Each stay embraces the quiet sanctuaries of New Zealand’s most stunning settings. This adventure includes 13 night’s accommodations with meals included as specified. You will be supported by two guides posing unrivalled passion as they bring the trails to life, ensuring you are well fuelled and hydrated.

    An authentic escape keeping you connected with nature while exploring South Island’s treasures where some are legendary and others a well-kept secret. Embark on a true kiwi adventure of a lifetime leaving you inspired and wanting more!

    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

    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Uncover the purest landscapes of South Island on this exhilarating 14 days adventure. Hike, bike and kayak into New Zealand’s natural beauty journeying through ...
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  4. Queenstown Luxury Wellness Adventure 6D5N, Fully Guided

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    This 6-day-5-night wellness retreat will deepen your experience and improve results. This powerful and intensive all-inclusive program uses nature, nutrition, mindfulness, yoga, and functional movement to jumpstart your health. Expect to become lean, strong, and flexible while reconnecting with purpose.

    The team is the magic ingredient that makes your adventure unique. The team includes guides, athletes, detox specialists, and educators. who share a common interest in the art of living exceptionally well. The team seeks to share their collective wisdom through play and adventure.

    About The Retreat Resort

    Located on the South Island of New Zealand, the resort is just 40 minutes drive from Queenstown. The 8.4 hectare retreat (about 21 acres) sits on a sub-alpine terrace with expansive views of Lake Wakatipu. The retreat is designed for those who are interested in nature, adventure, self-development, alternative health, and results-oriented fitness. The vision is zen inspired luxury, where the luxury comes from intelligent design, function of space, and exceptional programming, rather than opulence or excess.

    Open-air spas overlooking the impressive mountain range and lake offer a range of therapeutic benefits and treatments. As well as one of the best views you could have.

    About The Wellness Program

    The six-day program is to improve upon health using nutrition, mindfulness, yoga, and functional movement. With expert staff and educators, the retreat combines nutrition, yoga, hiking, spa and massage, strength training, and mindfulness sessions for a total refresh. The sub-alpine terrain hiking is a major component. With gorgeous trails around the lake and other peaks, the physically demanding hikes combined with yoga, fitness classes and massages, all keep mind and body aware of the ever changing life.

    Included are return transfers from/to Queenstown airport, daily wellness program, all healthy meals and daily laundry.

    Expect your body to become lean, strong, and flexible, as your mind becomes calm, clear, and present.

    2020 Departure Dates

    October: 19, 28

    November: 5, 26

    December: 5, 13

    2021 Departure Dates

    January: 7, 15

    February: 3, 11

    March: 2, 20

    April: 9, 17

    May: 6, 14, 22

    June: 11

    July: 1, 10, 19, 28

    August: 6, 15, 24

    September: 2, 11, 20, 29

    October: 8

    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
    This 6-day-5-night wellness retreat will deepen your experience and improve results. This powerful and intensive all-inclusive program uses nature, nutrition, mindfulness, yoga, and ...
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  5. 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.

    Departure Dates

    Departs daily on request

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    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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  6. 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.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    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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    From €3,752.30 Per Person, Twin Share
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  7. Best of Southern Alps Trek & Heli-Hike 6D5N, Fully Guided

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    Departing from Christchurch, this six-day-five-night Best of Southern Alps Trek offers you off-the-beaten-track experiences of spectacular Southern Alps scenery and full of highlights including mountain peaks, valley systems, remote lakes, the magnificence of Aoraki Mount Cook and Mount Aspiring from high vantage points, and a spectacular heli-hike in Wanaka providing a spectacular finish to the tour.

    Kick off your trekking journey from the highland region of Lake Tekapo with the first night at a private backcountry hut with superb alpine and lakeside vistas. Then trek east along a ridgeline to around 2000m, hike in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park on the ridge overlooking the Hooker Glacier and directly across from the spectacular Mt Sefton with its rumbling avalanches of ice and rock. After wandering the secluded Lake Ohau, transfer to Wanaka, where you'll hike beside its picturesque lake nestled at the base of the Southern Alps. Your incredible Southern Alps trek ends in sensational style with a breathtaking helicopter flight to nearby tarns from where you hike in the region overlooking stunning Lake Wanaka and towards the Mount Aspiring range.

    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 Alpine Hut, Lake Tekapo Village Motel, Aoraki/Mt Cook Alpine Lodge, Lake Ohau Lodge and Ramada Resort.

    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).

    The tour starts from Christchurch and concludes in Queenstown. All transfers as well as guides are included. Small groups of twelve walkers are hosted by highly experienced and knowledgeable guides.

    The walk is graded moderate and fully supported. The sense of isolation and wilderness is a strong feature of this trip. On the first day of the tour you will be staying in a private mountain hut. You will need to carry an overnight pack for that day and then back to the vehicle on the second day. The rest of the walks on the tour are day walks so a small pack with personal essentials is all you will need to carry. The support vehicle will then take the rest of the equipment.

    This six-day Best of Southern Alps Trek & Heli-Hike tour is a dramatic trek, offering a grand overview of this spectacular mountain landscape.

    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

    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Departing from Christchurch, this six-day-five-night Best of Southern Alps Trek offers you off-the-beaten-track experiences of spectacular Southern Alps scenery and full of highlights including ...
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  8. The Ultimate Southern Alps Hike 3D2N, Private Guided

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    SPECIAL OFFER $600pp DISCOUNT*

    Adventure is just a flight away. With your private helicopter transport, you're ensured exclusive access to otherwise inaccessible locations for a personalised hiking experience in the heart of the Southern Alps. With your private guide, you can have your personalised walking program and choose to get up close to rushing waterfalls and craggy mountain ridges or simply meander through gently undulating valley floors, soaking up the natural wildlife.

    Your ultimate Alpine hiking experiences is enhanced by luxurious accommodation Alpine Lodge, located on a 50,000-acre private high country property, at the head of a stunningly picturesque glacial valley in the heart of the Southern Alps. It has 25km lake frontage and adjoins Mt Aspiring National Park. With no road access, accessible only by helicopter, the Alpine Lodge offers an authentic Alpine experience and wilderness landscape at a level of comfort and style never before available in the New Zealand mountains.

    With this all-inclusive package, take your dining to fresh heights. You'll be treated to impeccable cuisine from fresh local produce. The talented private chefs and kitchen staff design a daily menu to suit your palate, from modern European to Asian Fusion cuisine coupled with an extensive range of local and award winning wines. You can also choose to dine in the Mountain Kitchen’s dining room, alfresco on the deck or in the privacy of your own chalet suite.

    Unquestionably, 'The Ultimate Southern Alps Heli-Hiking' is both unique and inspiring.

    Tick this once-in-a-lifetime experience off your bucket list !

    Price

    Group of 2: $5,300 per person, twin share

    Group of 4: $4,500 per person, twin share

    Group of 6: $4,100 per person, twin share

    $300pp surcharge for peak season 1 - 19 December, 6 January - 31 March

    $600pp surcharge for festival season 20 December - 5 January

    SPECIAL OFFER*

    $600pp discount off normal rate. Valid book and travel until 30 November 2020. Cancellations: In the case of a cancellation due to a government authority banning travel or closing boarders due to the Covid-19 we will reschedule the booking to a future date at standard rates. Please contact to book.

    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
    SPECIAL OFFER $600pp DISCOUNT* Adventure is just a flight away. With your private helicopter transport, you're ensured exclusive access to otherwise inaccessible locations for ...
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    From €2,555.44 Per Person, Twin Share
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