Located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is a year-round alpine resort nestled in a magnificent setting amid steep mountain ranges and pockets of native bush with the jagged peaks of the Remarkables Range rising from the lake. The town is compact enough to travel around on foot and features a great range of restaurants, bars and boutique stores. The lake was created by glacial action thousands of years ago and a mysterious phenomenon causes the lake to vary several inches in depth every few minutes, giving credence to a Maori legend of an ancient Taniwha (demon) still breathing beneath the surface.
Black ZQN Ltd, Queenstown
Domestic Airport to Hotel, Private Car/Driver
On your arrival into Queenstown, you will be met by our representative and transferred by private vehicle to your accommodation. If you are unable to locate our representative, then please call “Black” (03) 450 0592.
Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown
Accommodation in a One Bedroom Alpine Suite Lake View
1 Double for 4 nights
Additional Inclusions: 2 Adults x 4 Full Breakfast
Idyllically situated in Queenstown, overlooking Lake Wakatipu to The Remarkables mountain range, this property embodies the spirit of its location. Its architecture and interiors offer intriguing works of art, bespoke furniture and refreshing colours. Decorated with style and elegance, its spacious rooms and apartment styled suites provide a sense of calm and serenity.
Milford Sound Scenic Flights, Queenstown
Milford Fly/Walk/Cruise/Fly – Shared Activity
Inclusions: Complimentary central city hotel pickup and drop off, scenic flight, Milford Cruise and guided Milford Track walk.
Additional Services: 1 x Picnic Lunch
Fly from Queenstown airport over the Wakatipu Basin and into Fiordland, sweeping the length of Milford Sound where you can take in unparalleled views of world famous fiord.
Upon landing in Milford Sound, take a short boat ride to where your walk on the Milford Track begins. The three and a half hour guided walk takes you along a well formed track to the half way point, Giant Gate waterfall. After your walk, transfer back to the boat terminal where you’ll board a Mitre Peak Cruise through Milford Sound where our informative guide will point out scenic highlights along the way, such as the Bowen Falls, snow-capped Mount Pembroke, and the awe-inspiring Mitre Peak itself, towering 1692 metres from the ocean floor.
Fly back over the Milford Track before having your breath taken away when you first view the 548 metre Sutherland Falls. This scenic flight will allow you to take in magnificent views of the mountains, glaciers, lakes and forests of the Fiordland national Park on your way back to Queenstown.
Enjoy a day at leisure in the adventure capital of New Zealand.
Dart River Jet Safaris, Queenstown
Full Day Funyak Safari Trip with Jetboat & Lunch – Shared Tour
Departs from Queenstown Information Centre, corner Camp and Shotover Streets, Queenstown.
A truly unique adventure and a fun way to intimately experience this amazing area. Start with an exciting jet boat trip up the Dart River with all the thrills of classic braided shallow river jet boating, complete with exhilarating jet spins. Stop along the way to discover why this area is so rare and special with its ancient 80 million year old ecology. You’ll then disembark and continue your journey in an inflatable canoe. Paddle and drift on a spectacular downstream journey, with your guide providing insight to the awe-inspiring sights and stories found amidst the Dart River’s sparkling channels. Stop amongst the ancient beech forest and enjoy a delicious wilderness buffet lunch and take the opportunity to explore the hidden side streams, rock pools and dramatic chasms such as the beautiful Rockburn. Afterwards continue downstream to ‘Paradise’, from where you’ll return to Glenorchy by coach via a back-country route, through stunning scenery and locations that have inspired movies the world over.
What to bring: Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, walking shoes and a warm jacket.
Queenstown – Rotorua
Black ZQN Ltd, Queenstown
Hotel to Domestic Airport, Private Car/Driver
Today you will be transferred to Queenstown Airport.
Fly Queenstown – Rotorua
Rotorua is the centre of an extensive thermal region. Geysers, bubbling mud pools and steaming, sulphurous lakes give evidence of nature’s frightening yet fascinating power. Rotorua and the surrounding lakes provide some of the world’s best trout fishing. The Maori culture contributes greatly to the attractions of this holiday city. Here you can enjoy the culture and entertainment of our native Maori people.
Xquizit Limousines & Tours, Rotorua
Airport to City Hotel, Private Car/Driver
On your arrival into Rotorua Airport, you will be met by our local representative and transferred by private vehicle to your accommodation. If you are unable to locate your driver, please call Xquizit Limousines & Tours on (07) 349 2564.
Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel, Rotorua
Accommodation in a Superior Room
Additional Inclusions: 2 Adults x 2 Full Breakfast
Born from a 1950’s Motel built on the site, this boutique hotel has been transformed and renovated into a chic, central city hotel. All the luxury five star guest accommodations combine their signature modern styling, unexpected touches with a hint of glamour, while still providing all the mod-cons. Step out of your gorgeous room or suite and stroll to the vibrant restaurant zone or lakefront area or simply stay in, relax and savour the luxury facilities.
MDA Experiences, Rotorua
Full Day Rotorua Adventure – Shared Activity
Inclusions: 2 hour Tailored Bike Ride/Full Suspension Bikes, Grade 5+ Rafting, Lunch, 1hr Kayak, Hot Pools entry
Today’s tour is the perfect experience for any adventurer and includes two to three hours of superb mountain biking, extreme Kaituna Waterfall Rafting, a delicious lunch in a local cafe and a beautiful Kayak on Lake Rotoiti to the thermal hotpools which are only accessible by boat.
Meet your guide and travel to nearby Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest for your mountain biking part of the adventure. Choose from over 140 kilometres of purpose built tracks tailored to all skill levels for a one to two hour ride through forestry back roads, single track and fun jump trails surrounded by beautiful native and pine forests. Following your ride, travel to idyllic Okere Falls for your Grade 5+ Waterfall Rafting adventure on the Kaituna River. Raft for approximately 45 minutes and go over three falls ranging from one metre to seven metres high. Taking a break, head to a local eco-store for a delicious lunch before kayaking for 40 minutes across stunning Lake Rotoiti to the Thermal Hot Pools, which are only accessible by boat. Relax and enjoy a soothing soak or a cold plunge in the lake before returning via kayak to the jetty for your transfer back to Rotorua.
Rotorua – Waitomo – Auckland
Rotorua to Auckland via Waitomo, Private Car/Driver
Today, you will be collected by your driver and transferred to Auckland, via Waitomo.
Rotorua – Waitomo
(156 kms/97 miles – 2.5 hours non-stop drive time)
Your journey crosses over the bush-clad Mamaku Range through the Fitzgerald Glade to an area of planted pine forests, the most notable centre being Putaruru with its rapidly growing timber milling industry. Pass by the Arapuni Hydro Scheme, to the provincial farming centres of Kihikihi and Otorohanga, situated in the richest dairying region in New Zealand. From the turn off at Hangatiki it’s a short drive to Waitomo.
Caveworld Ltd, Waitomo
Footwhistle Glowworm Cave Daytime Tour
Enjoy a scenic shuttle ride for the 3.5 kilometre to the cave while your experienced guide reveals the rich history of Waitomo. On arrival, take a short walk through breath taking New Zealand native bush to the cave entrance. The guide will light candles setting the scene for an intimate cave experience. See glowworms and cave formations up close and appreciate the beauty of Footwhistle Cave (also known to local maori as Te Anaroa Cave). Around a corner lie the bones of one of New Zealand’s lost treasures, the ancient Moa. Formation lights cast a warm glow over the stunning cave formations as the guide tells of the insect life that lives here – titiwai, the glow worm and tuna, the eel. After enjoying a relaxed stroll through the cave, be seated in Footwhistle’s Cathedral to see it lit up by a dazzling magnesium torch.
Duration: 1 hours 30 minutes
Waitomo – Auckland
( 195km/121 miles – 2.5 hours non stop drive time)
Known as the ‘City of Sails’, Auckland city extends over a narrow isthmus between the Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean, and the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea. Auckland has spectacular natural features, including 49 dormant volcanoes. This cosmopolitan city has a population of around 1.4 million and the city’s subtropical climate, lush vegetation and easy access to the coast and outdoor activities consistently earns it a place in the top five rankings in international lifestyle surveys.
Hotel De Brett, Auckland
Accommodation in a Classic Room – Includes Continental Breakfast
1 Double for 1 night
Settled in downtown Auckland, this hotel links two unique precincts – High Street’s hip fashion and Shortland Street’s tailored commerce. This iconic building has been stylishly reinterpreted into a 25-room luxury boutique hotel. Every room is individually designed and complemented with eclectic furniture, New Zealand art and photography. A private drawing room has been created for exclusive use by hotel guests, while a glass roofed atrium and courtyard form the central focal point for guests.
Auckland – Fiji
Tourcorp Ltd, Auckland
City Hotel to Auckland Airport – Executive MiniVan, Private Car/Driver
You will be collected from your accommodation and transferred by private vehicle to Auckland Airport. Should you have any difficulty in locating your driver please contact Tourcorp Auckland – Tel (09) 213 2121.
Fly Auckland – Fiji
On arrival in Fiji you will be transferred to your accommodation.
Lomani Island Resort
Accommodation in a Beachfront Pool Bure (5 nights)
Additional Inclusions: Full breakfast, fruit basket, bottle of wine, 2x 30 minute massages, 1x 3 course dinner, wifi, laundry service
Lomani Island Resort shimmers with elegance, a boutique adults only Fiji resort. Set in the gorgeous Mamanuca group of islands, Lomani Island Resort has all the trimmings you’ll fall in love with too: tropical gardens meticulously cared for under the towering coconut palms of the Malolo lailai island, miles of white beachfront sand, pristine lagoons, and crystal clear waters gently lapping at a mesmerizing shoreline.
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Day 9-12 Fiji
The next few days are days of leisure for you in Fiji.
You can enjoy the following complimentary facilities onsite: kayaks, glass-bottomed kayaks, stand up paddle boards, windsurfers, bicycles, snorkelling equipment, hobbiecats, gym, and chill out lounge with big screen TV, pool table & showers, 35 metre freshwater swimming pool.
You can enjoy the following complimentary tours & activities: outer reef snorkelling trip (daily), Dolphin Safari tour* (once a week), guided village tour* (once a week), guided island tour, hand line fishing trip*, coconut husking demonstration, kava ceremony, sulu-tying lesson, basket weaving lesson, Manager’s cocktail party (Wednesday)
Unfortunately today marks the end of your time in Fiji. You will be transferred to the airport.