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Romance

If love is the food of life, travel is the dessert.

Locking eyes with your loved one as you discover and share unique experiences for the first time is perhaps one of the most wonderful aspects of travelling together.

Whether you are walking along a black sand beach on the wild and rugged west coast or cruising through the turquoise blue waters of Abel Tasman National Park, watching a giant Sperm Whale breaching off the mountainous coast of Kaikoura or discovering the spectacular night sky of the Southern Hemisphere aboard your overnight cruise into the pristine wilderness of Fiordland, your vacation with Latitude South will be filled with one wonderous moment after another.

Itinerary Highlights

Accommodation: 3 nights at Hotel Grand Windsor in a Superior King Room

On arrival in Auckland, you will be met and privately transferred to your elegant five star boutique accommodation, located close to the picturesque Waitemata Harbour within walking distance of great dining, entertainment and wonderful shopping.

(Breakfast and lunch included today)

Twelve miles from the bustling centre of Auckland City lies the beautiful, tranquil island of Waiheke. Today with your private guide, you will enjoy a day savouring the bounty that this idyllic part of New Zealand provides, from the succulent fresh oysters, award-winning olive oil and other locally produced specialty foods, accompanied by wines from some of the Island’s top boutique vineyards.

(Breakfast included today)

This afternoon, just a 30-minute drive from downtown Auckland you will arrive with your private guide at the Arataki Centre, in the Waitakere Ranges, where the sweeping decks give breathtaking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Absorb the local history and admire the magnificent Maori carvings that stand guard there.  Head further west and experience the power of the wild west coast.  With your knowledgeable and experienced guide your eco-tour continues on to the lush rainforest where you hear native birdsong as you walk the easy bush tracks amongst New Zealand’s famous kauri trees and giant tree ferns. Head further west and experience the power of the wild and rugged west coast. Feel the soft, black sand beneath your feet as you stroll along some of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to offer.

(Breakfast and dinner included today)

Accommodation: 3 nights at Edenhouse

This afternoon following your private transfer to Auckland Airport, you will board your flight to the delightful town of Nelson located at the very top of New Zealand’s South Island, where upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your luxury lodge accommodation.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included today)

This morning you will be collected from your accommodation for your full day in the stunning Abel Tasman National Park aboard a beautifully appointed cruising catamaran. The golden beaches, turquoise blue waters and lush green forests of the Abel Tasman National Park are just begging to be discovered – whether on foot, walking some of the world-famous track, or by kayak – weaving your way between islands, secluded coves and the granite outcrops. On your bespoke six-hour exclusive charter today, your friendly skipper will tailor your trip to suit you. Relax on onboard or enjoy some time snorkelling and paddle boarding in a secluded bay.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included today)

This morning you will be collected from your accommodation and discover the magic of the Upper Moutere on your full day privately guided cycling tour. Your guide will design the day to suit your fitness and interests. Using only the quiet country back roads, farm tracks, gravel roads and cycle trails, you will explore parts of this stunning region that some of the locals don’t know exist! You will experience the tranquillity of the authentic New Zealand countryside as you pass by hop gardens, orchards, vineyards and farms, all set with the stunning backdrop of Kahurangi National Park. Along the way, you will enjoy a coffee stop at a locals’ favourite coffee shop and a picnic lunch at one of the area’s award-winning wineries.

(Breakfast and dinner included today)

Accommodation: 2 nights at Hapuku Lodge in a luxury tree house

This morning you will be privately transferred to Nelson airport where you will collect your late model, automatic rental vehicle and make your way to your luxury accommodation located with breathtaking views of the mountains and Pacific Coast.

(Breakfast and dinner included today)

Today you will experience Whale Watch Kaikoura, a multiple award-winning nature tourism company owned and operated by the indigenous Kati Kuri people of Kaikoura, a Maori sub-tribe of the South Island’s larger Ngai Tahu Tribe. Every Whale Watch tour is a unique experience and the sightings vary. Giant Sperm Whales are the stars of the show and year-round residents. A typical Whale Watch tour may encounter New Zealand Fur Seals, pods of Dusky Dolphins and the endangered Wandering Albatross. Depending on the season you may also see migrating Humpback Whales, Pilot Whales, Blue Whales and Southern Right Whales.

(Breakfast and dinner included today)

Accommodation: 2 nights at Lakestone Lodge in a lake view room

This morning you will journey from Kaikoura to spectacular Aoraki Mount Cook region and your luxury accommodation.

(Breakfast and dinner included today)

This morning you will enjoy the ever-changing faces of the Tasman Glacier icebergs on the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake, while exploring the huge dripping ice face of New Zealand’s largest Glacier by boat. Watch and listen to the ice melting before your eyes in this tranquil glacial lake nestled in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Very few glaciers terminate into lakes and even fewer are readily accessible to travellers.

An independent walk on the Hooker Valley Track from the Mount Cook Visitor Centre is highly recommended this afternoon. One of the most popular walks in the park, it leads up the Hooker Valley towards Mount Cook itself with breathtaking views of some of New Zealand’s highest and most enthralling peaks.

(Breakfast included today)

Accommodation: 2 nights at Azur Lodge in a Villa

This morning you will journey to Queenstown in the heart of the spectacular Southern Lakes District of Otago and make your way to your distinctive contemporary lodge with stunning panoramic vistas to The Remarkables.

(Breakfast included today)

A day for you to enjoy at leisure relaxing at your beautiful accommodation or exploring Queenstown.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included today)

Accommodation: 1 night onboard your luxury, small ship cruising vessel in a private ensuite cabin

Discover the breath-taking, pristine wilderness of Doubtful Sound, deep in the heart of Fiordland National Park as you escape to the peace and tranquillity of a magical overnight cruise. Doubtful Sound is unspoiled, unmatched and unforgettable. Be awestruck by the beauty and vastness as you experience its deep wilderness.

(Breakfast included today)

Accommodation: 1 night at Azur Lodge in a Villa

This afternoon you will arrive back in Queenstown to your delightful accommodation.

(Breakfast included today)

Today you will farewell this magnificent country and return home with memories to share with one another for many years to come.

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