Awesome landscapes, dense forests, amazing wildlife and a pleasant climate make this a vacationer’s paradise and a great place to unwind. New Zealanders have a huge appetite for the outdoors and adventure. But you don’t need to be an athlete to enjoy this multi-faceted country. You will also find lush gardens, fine dining restaurants, art galleries and museums. New Zealand is like no other place you’ve ever been.
The South Island’s largest city, Christchurch is an entertaining mixture of refined lifestyle and cultural excitement. The tranquil Avon River meanders through the city, its historic buildings house a lively arts community, and restored trams make it easy for visitors to get around. Visit historic sites, museums and art galleries and dine at some of the country’s finest restaurants.
The first people to discover Queenstown’s rare beauty were Maori pounamu (jade) hunters. Then came the gold miners, in search of another kind of treasure. Queenstown itself is a treasure chest of magnificent scenery, adventure opportunities and a luxurious lifestyle. In any season, you can count on stylish accommodation, designer shopping and fabulous culinary experiences.
The alpine village of Mt. Cook, located in Aoraki Mt. Cook National Park, offers tourists a thoroughly refreshing natural experience. There are a host of activities for the adventurous. Take a four wheel drive safari. Skim along the surface of tranquil glacier lakes. Explore the area on a horseback trek. Climb up to one of the three summits of the Mt. Cook range. Or simply take long walks amidst some truly spectacular scenery.
The community feeling of Rotorua must be experienced to be believed. Here, there is a oneness to everything: the cultural strength of Rotorua’s people, the geo-thermal earth forces and the natural beauty of the forests, lakes and rivers. Voted New Zealand’s Most Beautiful City in 1999, 2000 and 2002, Rotorua’s striking gardens, cobbled streets and fascinating mix of Maori and English Tudor architecture give it the feel of paradise.
Auckland’s blend of Polynesian culture and modern city environment has created a lifestyle ranked amongst the world’s best. Half urban and half marine, it’s a cosmopolitan experience encircled by a water world of over 50 islands. Intriguingly enough, Auckland is called the city of 100 lovers in the Maori language, because it is desired by all and conquered by many.
Picture a volcanic plateau cradling 2500 acres of virgin native forest whose 800 year old giants sway to the tunes of seven gurgling streams and four lakes. This is Rotorua and its storybook scenery is just one of the things that rank high on its popularity chart. Rotorua is also the trout fishing capital of the world and a famous therapeutic thermal region.
Treetops Lodge is truly blessed to
live here. It promotes itself as an
eco destination with the trappings
of a luxury hotel, but the luxury
trumps the eco image, and you
still get the best of both worlds.
You can tick boxes for all the
standard elements you’d expect
in a luxury lodge but then you can
add many which are certainly not
standard under five-star banners.
Like an experience that is more
like staying with a friend who
is a five-star chef, and who has
devised all sorts of amazing ways
to keep you entertained with
a range of offbeat exhilarating
adventure activities and
experiences, and fine cuisine
created using the finest game and
locally grown produce.
An oasis away from reality, just for Treetops, a trip to New Zealand is worth your while.
Spa in Rotorua OR Hot Pool in Queenstown
Rainbow Springs, Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Skyline Gondola ride.
Spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge is partial to beauty, offering stunning views from every angle of the Remarkable, Cecil and Walter Peak mountain ranges. Just seven minutes from Queenstown, Matakauri Lodge is an alpine lakeside retreat nestled in one of the world’s most serenely beautiful landscapes.
Every suite offers its own private porch, bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom. The suites are nestled in a native forest overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the mountain panorama. Facilities include a full service luxury spa, swimming pool with spa and a fully equipped fitness centre. The main lodge consists of spacious lounge, dining and living areas, all with views of Lake Wakatipu. The lodge also offers a range of indoor and outdoor dining options including superb private dining options.
Hot Pool in Queenstown OR Spa in Rotorua
Milford Sound Excursion
Life is made up of reality and fantasy. Huka Lodge is proof of this. As you enter its ornamental gates, you begin to feel the real world slip behind, and the journey to the main building is almost a floating experience as the peace and tranquility of the place wrap themselves around you.
Huka Lodge is made up all things bright and beautiful. Crisp clear air, birdsong, dew on the forest floor, 17-acres of perfect peace and quiet and attentiveness to your needs as palpable as the force of the deep turquoise green waters of the mighty Waikato River itself. The Lodge grounds are extensively planted and blend seamlessly into the bordering Wairakei Park Reserve beyond. Lovingly nurtured and manicured, they enclose a tennis court, a heated swimming pool, spa pools, croquet courts as well as many a quiet secluded corner to contemplate nature at its most bountiful and generous. The moment you step out of the luxurious rooms, into the beautiful gardens and try to communicate with the geese or listen to the trouts in the river, nature and solitude couldn’t be more intense.The Huka Lodge Packages offer a fabulous variety of unique recreational pursuits, in particular fishing, golf, adventure activity, hiking and spectacular sightseeing. These outdoor adventures are complemented by a food, wine and lifestyle package. Huka Lodge has also played host to eminent personalities like H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth II, Kate Winslet, Bill Gates, Rupert Murdoch, the royal families of Denmark, Luxembourg and Belgium, Sir Edmund Hilary and many others.
Complimentary lunch for 2 exclusive of Wine.
Jet boat ride up to Huka Falls or helicopter ride to view the falls
The art of pure relaxation finds itself the perfect abode. Blanket Bay is an elegant yet rustic alpine lodge framed by a crystal lake and majestic mountains on the shore of Lake Wakatipu.
The lodge itself is perfection. Beautiful spaces with fireplaces, highly polished wood, art, sculpture, and oriental rugs. Everything about the Lodge is tasteful and unique. And rather than overwhelm the senses, the art and design compliment the immense beauty that presents itself from every window and patio and deck.Accommodation at Blanket Bay is provided in five intimate Lodge Rooms, three generous Lodge Suites in the main lodge, and four superb Chalet Suites all filled with sumptuous furnishings and elegant rugs. Natural materials are showcased throughout, echoing the Lodge’s natural interaction with the environment. All rooms within the lodge are placed to take full advantage of the magnificent lake and mountain vistas. Discover endless ways to restore your physical and spiritual wellbeing. A helicopter jaunt to an obscure stretch of river for flyfishing and a picnic or a drop-off somewhere along the Milford Trek for hiking the least touristed bit. Horses can be saddled up, kayaks launched. Satisfying any adventurous urge seems so easy and pleasurable when you know that a wine cellar and spa await you on your return.
Whare Kea (pronounced far-eh-kee-ah) fulfills the promise of New Zealand’s spectacular landscape. It is situated on 70 acres of private farmland with Lake Wanaka idyllically resting at its feet. A unique architecture gives you the impression of floating on water, while floor to ceiling vistas further intensify the aweexperience by inviting in delightful patterns of light and space.
Lake Wanaka celebrates four distinct seasons with a variety of activities, attractions and unique wilderness areas. It offers easy access to Mount Aspiring, Fiordland, Mount Cook and Westland National Parks and the vast rural landscape that lies between. But ignoring these is also an option if relaxation is your sole agenda. Accommodation is private and service is unobtrusive and personal. All six suites and deluxe rooms gaze out to the lake and mountains and every room has direct access to the sundeck. There is also a path from the hotel to the town going along the hillside, which is worth taking at least once.
Between the capital and the quaint lies a magical haven of peace and solitude. Wharekauhau (pronounced “forryco- ho”) lies between Wellington and the Wairarapa wine-growing region. Its 5500 acres of private land includes ancient forests, peaceful lakes, rivers, rolling pastures and a wild and spectacular coast. So there is no shortage of activities and adventures to be had.
Built along the lines of an Edwardian country mansion, the main lodge captures the gracious lifestyle of a bygone era. The first point that catches your eye is the awe inspiring view over Palliser Bay, framed perfectly from every vantage point. The guest cottages sit in a small quiet cluster amongst the sheep that dot the pastures.Make sure you experience some of the countless activities on offer, be it an insight into farming, a tour of the lodges historic coastline, or even something as simple as enjoying a walk through the estate. For the bolder lot, unique adventurous activities in a beautifully, rugged environment include jet boat tours to amazing horse treks, skiing on a live volcano to whale watching, or swimming with dolphins in the South Island. And if you’re really up for nothing, there’s always a tranquil day at the spa.
No single adjective can describe this world class resort, located near the Bay of Islands in Northland. Kauri Cliffs is perched on a cliff overlooking the emerald Pacific and flanked by six thousand acres of hilly farmland and lush meadows, sprinkled with fluffy lambs and robust cows.
Eleven cottages, each with two guest suites and individual porches nestle on the edge of a native forest overlooking the ocean and golf course. The whole property is a destination in its own right, which makes the rest of the north island redundant. Facilities include a golf course, Astroturf tennis courts, an infinity swimming pool with spa and a fully equipped fitness centre. Kauri Cliffs has three secluded swimming beaches, which are also available for picnics and barbeques.Wonderful scenic attractions and activities near Kauri Cliffs include the Ninety Mile Beach, Tane Mahuta (New Zealand’s largest Kauri tree), Doubtless Bay, the Puketi Kauri Forest, Rainbow Falls, historic Russell and the Waitangi Treaty House and magnificent sand dunes near Ahipara.
“Limitless Luxury” aptly describes Azure Luxury Lodge in Queenstown, one of New Zealand’s toughest reservations. A fashionable luxury lodge with a small town aesthetic not lost in 5-star service or over-the-top design, the resort sprawls around a lush landscape that recedes for outdoor fireplaces and large terraces.
The experience begins from the journey to the lodge itself. You wind your way through the local neighbourhood wondering if you are lost. Then suddenly, awe descends upon you as the view unfurls itself slowly like a magic carpet. Accommodation is in ten silver wood and stone villas that cling to the mountainside, letting in an amazing Lake Wakatipu view through spotless floor-toceiling windows in your room and bathroom . The water is so blue it is almost unreal, but it does a great job of dissolving the stress and other unwanted baggage.Awaken to the mountain sunrise in your private luxury lodge. Sip the world’s finest wines on the balcony of your own lakeside villa. Dive into the heart-stopping adventure that put Queenstown on the map. Hit the slopes. Jump off a cliff. Ride the rapids. Or just lose yourself in the view. Don’t just see the world. Feel it at Azur.
DAY 1 ARRIVE WELLINGTON- MARTINBOROUGH
Arrive to wellington Airport, collect your self drive vehicles and travel through lush farmland before arriving Martinborough (Wairarapa). Reach Wharekauhau Lodge. Rest of the day at leisure. (B, D)
DAY 2 MARTINBOROUGH
Today is at leisure. You may drive to Cape Palliser Lighthouse and Brown Fur Seal Colony, or Martinborough vineyards. Optional activities not included in tour price. (B, D)
DAY 3 MARTINBOROUGH
Today is at leisure. You may enjoy and relax at the day spa. Optional activities not included in tour price. (B, D)
DAY 4 MARTINBOROUGH – QUEENSTOWN
After breakfast, drive to Wellington Airport for your flight to Queenstown today. Once reached Queenstown Airport, collect a rental car and drive to your accommodation i.e Azur Lodge. (B)
DAY 5 QUEENSTOWN
Today, enjoy some of the iconic activities of Queenstown including: Walter Peak Cruise and Skyline Gondola ride to Bob’s Peak. Remainder of the day is an opportunity to explore Queenstown on own. Optional activities not included in tour price. (B)
DAY 6 QUEENSTOWN
Today, is an opportunity to explore the optional attractions available, such as bungy jump, white water rafting, sky diving. Optional activities not included in tour price. (B
DAY 7 QUEENSTOWN – CHRISTCHURCH
Depart Queenstown and drive to Christchurch via Mt. Cook. Travel through the Central Otago region to Lake Pukaki and Mt Cook, or as known in Maori ‘Aoraki’, the cloud piercer. Visit the ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’ at Lake Tekapo before travelling across the Canterbury Plains to arrive in Christchurch. (B)
DAY 8 DEPART CHRISTCHURCH
Self drive to Christchurch Airport and return your vehicle at Airport depot. Your arrangements conclude. We trust you enjoyed your trip in New Zealand! (B)
Spend thirteen days at luxury in the majestic land of the Kiwi. Drive through some loveliest locales, stay at exotic lodges and indulge in a pleasurable spa sessions.YOUR ITINERARY
DAY 1 ARRIVE AUCKLAND
Upon arrival at Auckland International Airport, self drive passengers will collect rental car from the airport and drive to hotel.
DAY 2 AUCKLAND SIGHTSEEING
This morning enjoy self driving through Auckland city including Victoria Park Market, Westhaven Marina and the volcanic crater of Mt Eden for views of the city and harbour. Also visit Sky Tower - the tallest tower in the Southern Hemisphere, offering breath-taking views for more than 80 kilometres in every direction. (B)
DAY 3 AUCKLAND - WAITOMO - ROTORUA
Travel south through the fertile Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. On completion continue over the Mamaku Ranges to reach the ‘Thermal City’ of Rotorua. (B, D)
DAY 4 ROTORUA
Today is free for leisure to relax or explore Rotorua by self drive. Enjoy 90mins guided tour at Te Puia Thermal Reserve. There is an opportunity to explore optional attractions available, such as Rainbow Springs, Paradise valley springs, Skyline Gondola ride. (B, D)
DAY 5 ROTORUA - TAUPO
Travel south to reach the popular lake resort of Taupo. Rest of the day is free for leisure to explore Lake Taupo – visit Huka Falls for a photo opportunity. Perhaps take a jetboat ride up to Huka falls or helicopterride to view the falls for a different perspective on this amazing natural waterfall. (B, D)
DAY 6 TAUPO - MARTINBOROUGH
After breakfast, travel south to Turangi, before continuing on the Desert Road, dominated in the background by the three peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro. Continue south through lush farmland before arriving Martinborough (Wairarapa). (B, D)
DAY 7 MARTINBOROUGH
Today is at leisure. You may drive to Cape Palliser Lighthouse and Brown Fur Seal Colony, or Martinborough vineyards. (B, D)
DAY 8 MARTINBOROUGH - QUEENSTOWN
After breakfast, drive to Wellington Airport for your flight to Queenstown today. Once you reach Queenstown Airport, collect a rental car and drive to your accommodation. (B)
DAY 9 QUEENSTOWN
Today, enjoy some of the iconic activities of Queenstown including: Walter Peak Cruise and Skyline Gondola ride to Bob’s Peak. Remainder of the day is an opportunity to explore the optional attractions available, such as bungy jump, white water rafting, sky diving. (B)
DAY 10 QUEENSTOWN - WANAKA
Depart Queenstown and drive to Wanaka. Rest of the day is free at leisure. (B, D)
DAY 11 WANAKA
Enjoy exploring Wanaka today – visit Puzzling World to experience a world unique attraction specializing in puzzling eccentricity, and U-Fly 50mins of unforgettable beauty and stunning views of Mt Aspiring World Heritage Park and Lake Wanaka. Allow your guide to lead you through the simplicity of flight and the Aweinspiring Matukituki Valley. while you fly to spectacular glacier views, snow capped mountains and Mt Aspiring itself. (B, D)
DAY 12 WANAKA - MT COOK - CHRISTCHURCH
After breakfast, we drive to New Zealand’s highest mountain - Mount Cook and enter the National Park surrounded by 15 peaks towering to a height of over 3000 meters. Optional scenic flights by ski planes or by helicopter are available over these mountains. Evening we reach the “garden city” into Christchurch. (B)
DAY 13 DEPARTURE DAY
Self drive to Christchurch Airport and return your vehicle at Airport depot. Your arrangements conclude. We trust you enjoyed your trip in New Zealand! (B)