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Family Escapade

Delight in the joy of discovery through your child’s eyes.

We are passionate about our own children and families here at Latitude South and know first-hand how precious the years we have with them truly are. Journey with us from the spectacular volcanic landscape of Rotorua with its bubbling mud lakes to an exhilarating canyoning adventure deep in the heart of unspoiled rain forest, as we create a vacation for you which will provide the deepest and most meaningful memories your loved ones and you will cherish for your lifetime and theirs.

Itinerary Highlights

Accommodation: Four nights at The Regent of Rotorua in a 2 Bedroom Suite

On arrival in Rotorua, you are met by your private driver for your transfer to your boutique hotel accommodation located in the heart of this family friendly, culturally significant town.

(Breakfast and lunch included today)

On your ultimate journey through New Zealand’s most spectacular, colourful and diverse volcanic region, you will witness the spectacular and violent eruptions of New Zealand’s largest boiling mud lake, see sizzling hot pools, boiling hot springs and vividly coloured silica terraces. The stunning vistas of volcanic scenery whilst on your afternoon cruise on the Lake Rotomahana crater lake will provide an excellent backdrop as you hear stories of the fascinating history of this remarkable area from your captain.

(Breakfast included today)

This morning, you will journey deep into beautiful native forest on a journey from forest floor to the forest canopy on an incredible network of walking trails, treetop platforms, ziplines and canopy swing bridges. Your three-hour experience is a personal encounter with nature, mixing thrill and excitement with passive forest observation and environmental appreciation.
Tonight, you will explore Rotorua’s majestic Redwood forest under the shroud of darkness. Walking high amongst the trees on a series of 23 suspensions bridges, between 22 towering Redwood Trees, the forest which is illuminated by 30 lanterns, over 40 infinite colour spots and feature lights will provide an immersive and captivating environment.

(Breakfast and Lunch included today)

This morning, you will be collected from your accommodation for your privately guided journey to Hobbiton, where you will enjoy your private tour of the world-famous movie set. Learn how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire of Middle-Earth. Explore Hobbit Holes, The Green Dragon Inn and The Mill. Have a specially brewed beverage at the completion of your tour at The Green Dragon and enjoy a Marquee Festive Feast Lunch.
You will then journey to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, where you will discover the magic that has been attracting visitors for over 100 years. The highlight of a visit to the Glowworm Cave is a silent boat trip through the glowworm grotto. Marvel at Mother Nature’s light display as you glide silently beneath the lights of thousands of glowworms suspended from the cave ceiling. Only the gentle sound of dripping water reminds you that you are deep underground and not beneath a star filled sky.

(Breakfast included today)

Accommodation: 4 x nights in Luxury Holiday Home

This morning, you will be collected from your accommodation for your private transfer to Rotorua Airport and board your flight to Nelson at the top of the South Island, where upon arrival you collect your late model, automatic rental vehicle and make your way to your luxury Holiday Home accommodation.

(Breakfast provisions and lunch included today)

This morning you will drive to the beautiful Golden Bays area and the small beach settlement of Kaiteriteri. From this special little area of New Zealand, you will commence your incredible full day of sea kayaking in the South Island’s awe-inspiring Abel Tasman National Park. With your guide you will weave your way between islands, explore secluded coves and the granite outcrops, where you may be joined by playful silky seals as you glide through the quiet, turquoise blue water.

(Breakfast provisions and lunch included today)

Today will be yours to delight in all that the Nelson area has to offer. There is a veritable treasure trove of places to explore and things to do. From art, food and wine, fabulous cycling trails, golden beaches and three National Parks on the doorstep, you will not be short of an opportunity to venture into landscapes to truly take your breath away.

( Breakfast provisions included today)

Today you will be collected from your accommodation for your full day of jumps, slides, floats and abseils as you experience an epic day of canyoning. All of this fun takes place in a gorgeous granite canyon filled with some of the purest water you can find amidst spectacular unspoiled rain forest. An amazing day out that will leave your family exhilarated and talking about your adventure for years to come!

(Breakfast provisions included today)

Accommodation: 5 nights at The Rees Luxury Apartments and Hotel in a 2 Bedroom Lake View Apartment

This morning you will make your way to the Nelson airport where you will return your rental vehicle and board your flight for the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown. Upon arrival you will be collected for your private transfer to your stunning lakeside accommodation.

(Breakfast included today)

This morning experience the pure adventure, exhilaration and sense of achievement as you climb the Via Ferrata in one of New Zealand’s most dramatic scenic settings. You’ll climb cliffs carved out by enormous, 1000m deep glaciers that extended out from the Southern Alps – with climbers peaking out on the Queenstown Hill massif, overlooking the town and Lake Wakatipu.

The afternoon is yours to enjoy the breath-taking beauty of Queenstown at leisure with a list of personally recommended activities for you to choose from.

(Breakfast included today)

This morning you will experience an action-filled adventure linking two of Queenstown’s premier activities. The Shotover Jet, New Zealand’s most famous jet boat will take you on a breathtaking ride through the dramatic and narrow canyons, complete with exhilarating 360° spins. You will then adventure into the stunning backcountry for a personalised off-road adventure in specialised 4×4 vehicles, traversing streams and accessing some of the most spectacular areas of New Zealand.

(Breakfast included today)

Today you will explore Milford Sound’s stunning fiord by helicopter from the air upon landing in Milford, join an unforgettable cruise past sheer cliffs and gushing waterfalls; you may even spot dolphins, seals and penguins. Enjoy an exhilarating flight past spectacular rivers, valleys and mountains with blue-green ice falls and land upon Mount Tutoko glacier in the heart of Fiordland National Park.

(Breakfast included today)

A day to enjoy together biking the Queenstown Trails. You will begin with a scenic transfer from your Queenstown accommodation through to the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown to the start of the Arrow River trail. Here you will start your ride along the beautiful Arrow River gorge till it meets the confluence of the Kawarau River, joining the original miners trail that crosses the famous Kawarau suspension bridge, home of the original Kawarau Bungy, where you can watch some brave jumpers or perhaps join in! At the end of your bike ride you will be transferred to the Gibbston Valley winery for a relaxing wine tasting and cheesery visit before being delivered back to Queenstown.

(Breakfast included today)

Today you will be collected from your accommodation for your private transfer to the Queenstown airport where you will board you farewell this amazing country and board your flight home, taking with you, memories to last a lifetime.

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