You will find private places that are dotted all around New Zealand, where you can luxuriate in wilderness settings and surround yourself with open space. Dream of a tropical beach retreat, vineyards that are perched above Pacific cliffs, the soporific Canterbury plains, and dramatic mountain landscapes that have been cut off from the world. These hidden places will be the amorous settings for your exclusive ten-day tour, and these are the places in which New Zealand unfolds in all its wild and...
Kerikeri – Waterside Bliss in the Remote Bay of Islands
Kerikeri is a tropical place to start, where you can dip your feet into Pacific surf and feel an ocean breeze pass your ears. It is lush and blue up here, with golden beaches that stretch endlessly beneath your clifftop accommodation. After a short transfer from Auckland, you will fly to Kerikeri where it will be a short transfer to your exclusive, waterside accommodation. A small path can take you down to a beach that is almost always devoid of other people. Other paths lead along the cliffs to beautiful places that you can visit, especially around sunset. Nothing will be planned for you today, so you can check-in, admire the view, and settle into your private accommodation.
Kerikeri – Exclusive Heli Tour to Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach
Rotorua – Hobbit Holes and Meeting the Maori
Day 4 - 5
Hawkes Bay – Vineyards, Private Picnics, and Spa Treatments
Akaroa – Romantic Tranquility on the Rugged South Island
Akaroa – Hot Air Ballooning Above the Canterbury Plains
Glenorchy – Highlights of Queenstown and Central Otago’s Wineries
Glenorchy – Scenic Helicopter Flight to Doubtful Sound
Queenstown – Departure
- Delight in a private VIP helicopter tour to Ninety Mile Beach and the mystical Cape Reinga
- Soar above the Canterbury Plains in a hot air balloon and then touch down to a champagne breakfast
- Stroll hand in hand through Hobbiton and be invited to a traditional Maori dinner
- Fly by helicopter to Doubtful Sound and explore the majesty of Fjordland, including an exclusive landing on a mountain that is inaccessible by road or foot
- Enjoy some of New Zealand’s most exquisite accommodations where the premium is on privacy and seclusion
- Escape to a tropical paradise and spend the first two nights at a private retreat upon Pacific cliffs
- Immerse yourself in the remote Hawkes Bay vineyards for two days of vintage wines, clifftop walks, and indulgent spa treatments
- Toast to romance in Akaroa, where you can find a place of privacy between the Pacific Ocean and Canterbury Plains
- Getaway from the Queenstown crowds with a two-night retreat in Glenorchy on the other side of Lake Wakatipu
This tour to New Zealand will not show you all the traditional sights, and it will not be a journey where you can queue up for photos at famous Instagram spots. Instead, this vacation will take you to the country’s private places and the surreal settings where romance can thrive, and there is a stunning impression of space. Think of a private villa on the edge of a turquoise lake with snowy mountains that reflect in the water, and dream of vineyards that are perched on a clifftop with a private spa in the forest. Imagine a vacation that unveils New Zealand’s most extravagant landscapes, but without the crowds and with nothing to interrupt your seclusion.
This is the experience as you will spend ten days exploring the Northern and Southern islands. All activities and tours will be private, and each will provide an exclusive angle on the country’s unique attractions and places. You will indulge in a hot air balloon ride above the Canterbury Plains, a helicopter to New Zealand’s tropical northern tip, dramatic mountain and volcanic landscapes. You will also fly by helicopter to Doubtful Sound, which will be a truly unforgettable experience. Included in these ten days will be spas, hot springs, private picnics, wineries, Hobbiton, a Maori dinner, and all the room that you need to celebrate as a couple.
It is worth noting that while this tour does not include some of New Zealand’s most famous sights and attractions, these attractions are mostly famous because they have been made very accessible to visitors. There are hundreds of points of wonder here, and it is just that many of them are difficult to reach without helicopters and luxury tours. Kerikeri is easily as spectacular as Waiheke. Hawkes Bay and Akaroa offer stunning coastal experiences that stick true to New Zealand’s image being of wild and untamed. Queenstown is one of the country’s most revered destinations because of what you can do in the surrounding area. You will not stay in Queenstown, but you will stay at a farm retreat in Glenorchy, which is located on the quieter side of Lake Wakatipu nearby.
Kerikeri will be your first stop, providing waterside bliss in the Bay of Islands. The VIP helicopter tour to Cape Reinga will take you across Ninety Mile Beach on day two, and then on day three, you will find hobbit homes and authentic Maori culture. Next, you will come to Hawkes Bay, which is an idyllic landscape of vineyards that meets the Pacific ocean. It is a setting for indulgence, and you will spend two days far from the rest of the world. On the South Island, you will start in Akaroa at a magnificent lodge that is part way between the Canterbury Plains and the Pacific Ocean. Hot air ballooning will be just one highlight of your time here. Your romantic vacation will culminate in Glenorchy, and here, you can be surrounded by mountains, witness helicopters that are traveling to Doubtful Sound, and feel the amorous pull of a landscape that is untamed. Read more here about the other exceptional experiences our travelers have appreciated in their travel reviews of New Zealand.
$9,095 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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