(8 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Auckland, Rotorua, Hawke's Bay, Wellington & Palliser Bay
This luxury tour features the highlights of New Zealand's North Island: stunning landscapes, beautiful cities, active geothermal attractions, Maori culture, excellent food and wine, and some of the country’s best luxury lodges.
Begin in Auckland, a cosmopolitan city built on volcanic hills overlooking a scenic bay. Enjoy a private tour that explores the city's most interesting neighborhoods, cultural attractions, and beautiful landscapes.
Next, transfer through the bucolic countryside to Rotorua, a highlight of the North Island. Enjoy flexible private touring of the region’s top attractions, such as active geothermal areas, Maori culture and a New Zealand sheep show. Stay at Treetops Lodge & Resort, a luxury lodge on a secluded hilltop surrounded by native bush.
Continue to Hawke's Bay, a beautiful region of vineyards, orchards, rolling hills and beaches. Stay at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, an exclusive lodge perched high above the sea. During private touring with your expert local guide, visit local vineyards, artisanal food shops and cultural sites. Also tour Napier, a seaside town filled with Art Deco architecture.
Next, transfer through the Wairarapa wine region to Palliser Bay and Wharekauhau Lodge & Country Estate, a luxury lodge on a secluded 5,000-acre sheep station overlooking the sea. Enjoy a four-wheel drive tour of the extensive property, and during leisure time, perhaps enjoy a walk on the beautiful grounds.
Conclude with a flexible private tour of Wellington, the capital of New Zealand and one of its most attractive and interesting cities.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon private city tour
Auckland - Rotorua
Private transfer to luxury lodge for 2 nights with touring of glowworm caves en route
Half-day private tour
Rotorua - Hawke's Bay
Private transfer to luxury lodge for 2 nights with touring in Napier en route
Private full-day food, wine and culture tour of region
Hawke's Bay- Palliser Bay
Private transfer to luxury lodge for 2 nights
Half-day farm tour
Private transfer to Wellington for private touring. Private transfer to airport
Hotels and Lodges
Mollies or Hilton Auckland
Treetops Lodge & Resort
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
Wharekauhau Lodge & Country Estate
Per person (double occupancy)
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All Artisans of Leisure tours are private and depart daily.
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