12 Days: Natural Wonders of New Zealand [LL-LUX7]
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Highlights & Inclusions
  • Destinations - Matauri Bay (3 Nights), Hawkes Bay (3), Glendhu Bay (4)
  • Accommodation - Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers, Whare Kea Lodge
  • International Flights - Los Angeles to Auckland (Return)
  • US Domestic Flights - not included (as per your own arrangements)
  • New Zealand Domestic Flights - Auckland to Kerikeri (Return), Auckland to Napier, Napier to Queenstown (via Wellington), Queenstown to Auckland
  • Car Transfers - Kerikeri Airport to Kauri Cliffs (Return), Napier Airport to Cape Kidnappers (Return), Queenstown Airport to Whare Kea Lodge (Return)
  • All Other Day Tours are Optional and not included
  • Visa Issuance for entry into Australia (US$15.00 per person)
  • F.I.T. (Free & Independent Travel, i.e. this is not an Organized Group Tour)
  • All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)
  • Itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs.
Itinerary Details
(Day 1) - International Flight, Los Angeles to Auckland

Shortly after departing Los Angeles you will be served dinner and you will be given breakfast before landing in Auckland.

Relax, watch some movies, and try to get some sleep!

Please confirm with the airline at check-in that they have all your Frequent Flyer information on record (if applicable).

(Day 2) - Domestic Flight, Auckland to Bay of Islands

Travel within New Zealand by domestic air from Auckland to Bay of Islands (North Island).

(Day 2) - Transfer, Kerikeri Airport to Kauri Cliffs

Upon arrival into Kerikeri meet with your driver who will transfer you to the Lodge at Kauri Cliffs.

(Days 2 to 5) - 3 Nights of Luxury Accommodation at the Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is located in the Bay of Islands, on the North Island of New Zealand.

This luxury lodge is one of the most awarded luxury boutique golf & spa resort hotels in New Zealand. Set on 6,000 acres near Matauri Bay, Northland, the main lodge, which overlooks the golf course, Pacific Ocean, Cape Brett and the offshore Cavalli Islands are part of the panorama which can be viewed from the verandas, living room, card room and the guest cottages. Gourmet a la carte dining is available in the main dining room or on the verandas. Kauri Cliffs is also home to a par 72 PGA championship golf course designed and built by David Harman. This awarded golf course has been home to The Kiwi Challenge PGA Golf Event.

Additional facilities include two Astroturf tennis courts, an infinity swimming pool with spa and a fully equipped fitness centre. Kauri Cliffs has three secluded swimming beaches, which are also available for picnics and barbeques.

Kauri Cliffs accommodation has 22 guest suites, and a Two Bedroom Owner’s Cottage. Every suite offers its own private porch, bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom. The cottages are nestled in a native forest overlooking the golf course and the Pacific Ocean.

(Day 5) - Transfer, Kauri Cliffs to Kerikeri Airport

Transfer from the Lodge at Kauri Cliffs to Kerikeri, New Zealand Airport.

(Day 5) - Domestic Flight, Bay of Islands (Kerikeri) to Auckland

Travel within New Zealand by domestic air from Bay of Islands to Auckland (North Island).

(Day 5) - New Zealand Domestic Flight, Auckland to Napier

Travel within New Zealand by domestic air from Auckland to Napier (North Island).

(Day 5) - Transfer, Napier Airport to Cape Kidnappers

Upon arrival into Napier meet with your driver who will transfer you to the Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay.

(Days 5 to 8) - Stay 3 Nights at the Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Set atop 6,000 rolling acres of pasture land, The Farm, Cape Kidnappers offers 5 star Luxury Lodge Accommodation in New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay.

The farm encompasses boutique lodge accommodation, an award-winning Par 71 golf course and indulgent spa treatment facilities. With 180-degree panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and a multitude of activities and adventures to be had, Cape Kidnappers is the perfect escape.

Ideal for honeymoons and romantic breakaways, the cluster of luxury lodge buildings at Cape Kidnappers are suggestive of a working farm – a marriage of river stone and weathered wood, the buildings combine rustic and textured materials with comfortable modern furniture.

In addition to a challenging game of Golf, you will also discover brilliant leisure pastimes on The Farm, including farm tours, walking trails, the gannet colony, quad biking, mountain biking and trout fishing, just to name a few. All activities can be booked at reception during your stay. Or if you just want to unwind, relax in 5-star luxury on your private balcony, as you absorb the magnificent 180-degree sweeping views of the farm, golf course and the shimmering Pacific Ocean.

Insiders Tip: Cape Kidnappers Golf Course

Come and enjoy this legendary golf course at Cape Kidnappers.

Designed by golf architect Tom Doak, the Cape Kidnappers par 71 golf course measures 7,119 yards (6,510 meters) and will challenge golfers of all skill levels.

Completed in 2004, this spectacular New Zealand golf course has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf. Cape Kidnappers golf course is currently ranked the 41st best golf course in the world by Golf Magazine.

There is also a well equipped Pro Shop located at the Clubhouse, with an attractive selection of golf and casual wear available. You’ll also find Callaway ladies’ and men’s clubs available for rent.

The womens’ and mens’ locker rooms are fully appointed with lockers and showers, and are located next to the Pro Shop. Should you wish to have a small packed lunch between the nines, an order can be placed with the Pro Shop before teeing off. Additionally, a full lunch menu is available in the Clubhouse dining room.

You don’t have to be a resident of the resort to play a round of golf! Be sure to pre-book your tee time and we can’t wait to see you on the green!

(Day 8) - Transfer, Cape Kidnappers to Napier Airport

Transfer from Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay to Napier, New Zealand Airport.

(Day 8) - New Zealand Domestic Flight, Napier to Queenstown (via Wellington)

Travel within New Zealand by domestic air from Napier to Queenstown.

(Day 8) - Transfer, Queenstown Airport to Whare Kea Lodge

Upon arrival into Queenstown meet with your driver who will transfer you to Whare Kea Lodge and Chalet on Lake Wanaka.

(Days 8 to 12) - 4 Nights of Luxury Accommodation on Lake Wanaka

Lake Wanaka, the fourth largest in New Zealand with its clear blue waters, lapping the feet of the Southern Alps – home to globally sought after ski fields and the dramatic alpine Mount Aspiring National Park – is a wonderland for explorers and adventurers. In all seasons.

Set on the shores of Lake Wanaka, is Whare Kea, a secret hideaway offering guests a haven to share the area’s beauty plus perfect access to almost every adventure sport and outdoor pursuit possible. The Lodge, specifically designed to suit the environment, is tailored to work for all seasons providing a luxurious yet intimate and less formal ambience.

The great outdoors takes on an entirely new meaning with the choice of activities on offer. Whare Kea is in the midst of some of the world’s most beautiful natural environments so whatever you choose to do, be prepared for an unforgettable experience. It can be as relaxing as a stroll around Lake Wanaka, golf, a massage or fly fishing. Or you may prefer to pump up the adrenaline by heli-skiing or climbing a mountain. And then mountain biking all the way down. Land, air, water or snow, nature’s playgrounds never looked so good. And our staff have all the knowledge to help you do it all in style.

(Day 12) - Transfer, Whare Kea Lodge, Lake Wanaka to Queenstown

Private transfer from Lodge 9 in Tutukaka to the Whangarei Airport.

(Day 12) - New Zealand Domestic Flight, Queenstown to Auckland

Travel within New Zealand by domestic air from Queenstown to Auckland (North Island).

(Day 12) - International Flight, Auckland to Los Angeles

Today depart Auckland and fly to the USA. Enjoy an in-flight dinner and movie with arrival in the USA. Note: you will be traveling back across the International Date Line. Gain that day back you lost on the way over, you actually arrive in the USA on the same day you leave Auckland.

Note: Flight may include a stop over in Australia.

  • a) All prices are USD$/person (including all Taxes). Subject to availability and seasonality. Other Conditions Apply (see Terms and Conditions).
  • b) Land Content Only represents the pricing for the full itinerary as detailed, except the International Flights from the USA (and return) are NOT included.
  • c) An Infant (Lapchild) must be less than 2 years old on the date of departure. Infant must travel with at least one adult. An infant with a seat pays the price of a Child.
  • d) A Child must be aged between 2-11 years on the date of departure. Child must travel with at least one adult.