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Ultra Luxe Vacation New Zealand

New Zealand White Glove

A lavishly imagined dream realised.

Providing discreet, elevated and bespoke luxury experiences for the discerning traveller is Latitude South’s forté. Allow our Luxury Travel Curator to meticulously handcraft a journey which will deliver the ultimate in comfort, ease and luxury combined with genuinely authentic experiences and adventures. Our hand-picked and trusted connections across New Zealand combined with our intensive knowledge will ensure you will enjoy a wonder filled, highly immersive Antipodean luxury vacation.

Itinerary Highlights

Heritage & Culture Luxury Travel Experiences - New Zealand and Australia
Luxury Boat or Yacht Vacations - NZ and Australia

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Accommodation: Three nights at Kauri Cliffs in a Deluxe Suite

Following arrival into Kerikeri Airport, you will be met for your spectacular, private helicopter transfer to the inimitable luxury of your accommodation at Kauri Cliffs Lodge. Set on 6,000 acres near the Bay of Islands in Northland, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs affords spectacular 180-degree views of the Championship Golf Course and Pacific Ocean.

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Today is yours at your leisure in your beautiful surroundings enjoying both the ultimate comfort and relaxation at the Lodge, along with exclusive experiences and memories to last a lifetime. Inclusive of daily pre-dinner drinks and canapés, gourmet dinner, and full breakfast – you will also enjoy your choice of selected quintessential New Zealand adventures.

Lodge facilities include an infinity pool and hot tub, a state of the art spa and fitness centre with lap pool, a sauna and jacuzzi, tennis courts, three private beaches, mountain bikes and walking tracks.

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Todays tour is designed for the discerning traveller and is completely personalised and tailored to your requirements.

Flying up to Cape Reinga region via Northland’s spectacular harbours, you will also pass beautiful beaches including the famous Ninety Mile Beach. Landing at a private airfield, you journey continues in a luxury vehicle and you will visit the iconic Cape Reinga Lighthouse. See the giant sand dunes at Te Paki stream and try your hand at dune surfing.

Returning to the air, a short flight will take you over spectacular and remote scenery before you land at your lunch spot near the beach at Henderson Bay.

Continuing on, you will explore the idyllic harbours and islands off the east coast before returning to your delightful accommodation.

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Accommodation: Three nights at Huka Lodge, Lake Taupo in a Junior Lodge Suite

Today you will be met at your accommodation for your private overland transfer to Kerikeri airport where you will board your flight to Taupo with your onward private transfer to your sublimely beautiful accommodation at Huka Lodge, where every last detail for your comfort has been carefully considered.

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Departing on a 6-7-hour trip, you will fly south from the Lodge to the Kaimanawa Range wilderness, with possible sightings of wild horses and Red or Sika deer. You will land next to the famous Rangitikei River to view the large trophy-size Rainbow trout. You will then return to the lake edge via areas of volcanic activity and craters of the Tongariro National Park.

After your 1 hour 20 minute flight, your vessel will be found awaiting your arrival in a remote bay on Lake Taupo. You will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and, whilst cruising back to the Taupo Marina try your hand at trout fishing as you take in the spectacular scenery.

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On your unforgettable awe-inspiring journey through New Zealand’s most spectacular, colourful and diverse volcanic region, you will today experience Rotorua’s amazing geothermal activity and the stunning volcanic landscapes of Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland and Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Witness the spectacular and violent eruptions of NZ’s largest boiling mud lake, Lady Knox Geyser erupting daily at 10.15am to heights of 20 metres, colourful volcanic craters, sizzling hot pools, boiling hot springs, hissing fumeroles, vividly coloured silica terraces, steaming cliffs, hot crater lakes, hot streams, unique thermally adapted plants, lush rainforest and native birdlife.

This afternoon, you will enjoy a personal encounter with New Zealand’s Maori people, culture and place. Experience the warmth and hospitality (Manaakitanga) and the best of Maori performing arts. Discover stories of New Zealand’s ancestors’ arrival and settlement in Rotorua and learn about the Maori Culture. Meet two iconic New Zealand Kiwi birds. You will visit the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute where you will watch the master carvers and weavers and their students preserving the traditions of their Maori ancestors. Pikirangi (model) Village will give you a rare glimpse of pre-European Maori society, with houses made from punga trees, pataka (food storage houses), and a collection of cooking tools.

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Accommodation: 2 nights at Wharekauhau in a Cottage Suite

This morning you will be collected from your accommodation to commence your wonderful day of exploring the stunning scenery of the lower North Island as you journey south with your private guide to Wharekauhau, regarded as one of the top luxury accommodations in New Zealand, offering the ultimate luxury farm stay.

Your journey today will find you passing through the spectacularly beautiful Hawkes Bay region with the opportunity to see the delightful art deco town of Napier. Continuing on, you will then arrive into the Wairarapa and the charming Martinborough region about an hour’s drive from Wellington, where an abundance of boutique award winning wines awaits your discovery.

With over 25 vineyards dotted within a few minutes of the Village Square your visit to Martinborough will enable you to explore and discover your taste in wine.

Get intimate with the region’s varietals that hold a big international reputation – Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, and Syrah. Each of the cellar door tastings are meticulously conducted by dedicated professionals to guide you through your tastes and preferences.

Indulge in lunch at one of the beautiful restaurants nestled in a vineyard and take the opportunity to stop and enjoy other highlights of the region, before arriving at your accommodation.

Wharekauhau Lodge is based on a 3,200 acre working sheep station overlooking the spectacular Palliser Bay. You will make a selection from a veritable smorgasbord of outdoor activities or simply indulge in the luxury of this unique rural paradise. Each perfect day ends in your own sumptuous cottage with built-in views of the South Pacific Ocean.

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Today is yours to enjoy and savour the warmth and atmosphere of refined country-life at Wharekauhau. Should you be feeling active, then with over 3,000 acres of private land offering walking, mountain biking, ATV quad bike adventures, archery, clay bird shooting at your disposal, you will be spoiled for choice. A 10 minute helicopter ride will find you at the Royal Wellington Golf Course, arguably one of the finest club courses and club house in New Zealand, set in a stunning parkland setting and received Royal status in 2004.

Bordered by the Rimutaka Ranges and the Pacific Ocean, this classic Kiwi Romney sheep station features all the activities that have created New Zealand’s legendary farming heritage, including sheep shearing demonstrations, sheep dogs in action and daily farm events. Touring in a comfortable 4-wheel drive vehicle is an absolute must whilst you are here.

Perhaps you may like to take the journey along the rugged coastline, passing by the picturesque and historic fishing village of Ngawi, to see one of New Zealand’s largest Brown Fur Seal Colonies in their natural unspoiled environment.

New Zealand is regarded as a fly-fishing utopia and one of the best kept fly fishing secret-spots can be found a short helicopter flight from the lodges front lawn – the rivers of the Tararua Ranges. A day out with a professional guide will ensure you have an unforgettable experience in some of the most spectacular scenery New Zealand has to offer.

Much easier than playing culinary detective… join one of the lodge chefs to learn some of their techniques and secrets in producing certain dishes.

Should a trip into Wellington, often described as the ‘Coolest Little Capital in the World’, a bay-side, walking city with a big personality appeal today, then a short 10 minute helicopter will deliver you into the heart of this vibrant city.

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Accommodation: 3 nights at Te Koi in a Villa

This morning you will be collected from Wharekauhau for your private helicopter flight over the Cook Strait to the western side of the Marlborough Sounds and onto D’Urville Island for a spot of reef fishing. Once you have a decent catch, you will hop across to a sheltered bay where it will be combined with fresh local produce for a dining experience like no other. With a glass of fine local wine or a cold craft beer in hand, you will relax and enjoy the pristine beaches and native bush.

You will then fly onto Nelson via the Mt. Richmond Forest Park with a mountain landing (weather permitting) before continuing on to you sublimely beautiful accommodation, perfectly positioned on Nelson’s historic Bronte Peninsula.

At Te Koi – The Lodge at Bronte you will enjoy luxury accommodation allowing you complete privacy and comfort. Be captivated by the tranquil setting, stunning views and fascinating birdlife on Waimea Estuary.

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Your private yacht cruise today is the perfect way to explore the stunning Abel Tasman National Park today. Anchor at secluded beaches inaccessible by land. Walk sections of the world-famous coastal track at your leisure and your yacht will meet you in the next bay. Enjoy the use of the kayaks or stand up paddle boards while in one of the sheltered bays. You will have exclusive use of the yacht, the full attention of the crew and the freedom to plan your own itinerary.

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Nelson is a region renowned for its art, sculpture, music, visual arts, jewellery… it’s all right here. With over 350 working artists in the region, including carvers, glassblowers, painters, potters and weavers, you will today visit some of the studios and galleries scattered throughout part of the regions most attractive rural settlements as well as visit galleries in the town itself.

Your guide today will design you tour to suit your personal art tastes and introduce you to the incredibly creative culture of Nelson.

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Accommodation: 2 nights at Blanket Bay Lodge in a guest suite

This morning you will be collected from Te Koi for your private transfer to Nelson airport where you will board your flight to Queenstown in the stunning Southern Lakes Region with onward private transfer, up the eastern edge of Lake Wakatipu, to your beautiful accommodation, Blanket Bay Lodge near Glenorchy. Glenorchy, a true slice of New Zealand paradise, sits a spectacular 45 minute drive northwest of Queenstown at the northern end of the Lake. Surrounded by magnificent snow-capped mountains, pristine lakes and rivers, ancient beech forests and at the edge of Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks, the frontier town of Glenorchy has provided the ultimate backdrop for many films, most notably The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.

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Today you will embark on your epicurean adventure as you visit and sample the offerings of some of Otago’s premier vineyards with your knowledgeable private guide.

You will taste wines at four of Central Otago’s most highly regarded wineries over two contrasting wine regions. Learn about the wine and the pioneering history and visit the historic precinct of Old Cromwell. Bathe in the amazing scenery and learn about the gold history of this diverse region. Your tour today will include a delightful lunch platter, showcasing all that is celebrated about fresh locally sourced produce.

Central Otago is New Zealand and the world’s most southerly wine region. It is also New Zealand’s only true continental climate with greater extremes of daily and seasonal temperatures than are found in any of the country’s maritime regions.

A new and aggressively expanding wine area, Central Otago is now New Zealand’s seventh largest wine region. Pinot Noir is the dominant grape variety, a status that seems certain to be maintained if demand and national and international accolades are any measure.

This experience affords you a hugely enjoyable afternoon amongst the boutique vineyards and spectacular scenery of this unique area.

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This morning you will commence your journey into the wilderness and experience untouched New Zealand at its very finest. Marvel at steep mountain cliffs surrounding the deep waters of the Fiord. View incredible scenery, wildlife, mammals and waterfalls from the comfort of your luxury cruising vessel.

You will cruise the fiords of Doubtful Sound, sightseeing and exploring the history and splendour, pause at extraordinary features for photographs and to observe marine mammals, cast a line for fishing and check the crayfish traps. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity kayaking or star gazing on a clear night.

You will experience the raw beauty of Doubtful Sound overnight; nature in its most pristine form. See piercing mountain peaks, deep valleys, rivers that turn into waterfalls and ancient glacier carved fiords.

On your personalized and relaxed overnight cruise, enjoy the warm hospitality of your hosts in this truly extraordinary location.

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Accommodation: 1 night at Blanket Bay Lodge in a guest suite

The ship awakes and after a light breakfast and after a leisurely cruise your time in this land that time forgot will come to an end. Return by private transfer back to your sublimely idyllic accommodation in Glenorchy.

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This morning, you will be met for your private transfer with views over to Walter and Cecil Peak’s as you make your way back along the edge of Lake Wakatipu to the Queenstown Airport.  From here, you will farewell this magnificent part of the world as you commence your trip home.

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