NZ - #14 - couples - 3 weeks - nature - A taste of New Zealand
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3 weeks from Queenstown to Auckland South

Would you like to sample New Zealand’s outstanding culinary delights whilst being surrounded by pristine nature? This trip is perfect for you. Travel through the country’s most astounding landscapes, capturing the essence of the local food and wine scene. The perfect blend of nature, food and wine.

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Route and Impressions

Taste the locally baked goods
Taste the locally baked goods
Don't miss out on a picture-perfect moment at The Church of the Good Shepherd
Don't miss out on a picture-perfect moment at The Church of the Good Shepherd
Hop from vineyard to vineyard in the Waipara Valley
Hop from vineyard to vineyard in the Waipara Valley
Savour locally caught produce
Savour locally caught produce
Savour Wellington city's assortment of culinary delights
Savour Wellington city's assortment of culinary delights
Wake up to homemade breakfast
Wake up to homemade breakfast
Experience a traditional 'hangi'
Experience a traditional 'hangi'
Visit the Matakana Village Farmers Market
Visit the Matakana Village Farmers Market
Taste the local coffee culture
Taste the local coffee culture

Queenstown

2 nights

New Zealand's adventure capital is centred around the crystal waters of Lake Wakatipu and nestled between dramatic mountain ranges.

Tekapo

2 nights

Gleaming with bright turquoise waters and surrounded by the peaks of the Southern Alps. It’s the best place to stargaze in New Zealand, with its clear nights and lack of light pollution.

Waipara Valley

2 nights

The rural region is known for its long dry summers, high sunshine hours and cool nights. Wine lovers will be spoilt for choice with a variety of Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir grapes grown here.

Blenheim & Marlborough

2 nights

Spend your days vineyard-hopping and tasting world-famous Sauvignon Blanc, among other delicious wines, fresh seafood and local delicacies.

Wellington City

2 nights

A vibrant and compact city, bursting with an array of things to see and do. Dive into the coffee culture, visit Te Papa Museum and soak up the views from Mount Victoria.

Hawkes Bay & Napier

3 nights

Renowned for sunshine, fruitful vineyards and award-winning wineries. Go back in time to the 1930s, with a visit to the Art Deco-styled, Napier.

Rotorua

3 nights

Situated on one of the world’s most active volcano regions, Rotorua is brimming with remarkable Maori culture, world-class activities and astonishing scenery.

Matakana

3 nights

Featuring artisanal food, award-winning wine, over 30 boutique vineyards, olive groves, restaurants that primarily use fresh local produce and a famous farmer’s market.

Auckland South

2 nights

Explore the parkland pastures, wetlands and sandy beaches in Awhitu Regional Park or visit the iconic wooden Manukau Lighthouse for 360-degree views.

Price guide per person

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Included accommodations
  • 21 nights in comfortable bed & breakfasts and cottages
  • Pleasant rooms with an ensuite or a private bathroom
  • Includes some breakfasts
Included car
  • Rental for a medium SUV for 22 days
  • Full insurance with $0 excess as standard
  • During your trip, your kilometres (and flights) are fully CO2 compensated
Included accommodations
  • 21 nights in superior bed & breakfasts and cottages
  • Delightful rooms with an ensuite and a nice view
  • Includes most breakfasts and some dinners
Included car
  • Rental for a medium SUV for 22 days
  • Full insurance with $0 excess as standard
  • During your trip, your kilometres (and flights) are fully CO2 compensated
Included accommodations
  • 21 nights staying at exclusive bed & breakfasts, lodges, cottages
  • Spacious suites with an eye for luxury and design
  • Includes all breakfasts and several dinners
Included car
  • Rental for a medium SUV for 22 days
  • Full insurance with $0 excess as standard
  • During your trip, your kilometres (and flights) are fully CO2 compensated
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