Begin your life together with an epic adventure in New Zealand. Start or end your getaway with a night in Auckland and tour two popular scenic areas on the south island: Queenstown and Nelson. At 7 nights, this itinerary can be perfectly paired with additional time in New Zealand, the Cook Islands or Fiji. Soar over Milford Sound, kayak the waters of Abel Tasman National Park and taste delicious food and wine while cruising the Marlborough Sounds.
Day 1 : Queenstown
Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu Queenstown is a year-round alpine resort that caters for all interests. It enjoys 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 over 100 restaurants.
Day 2 : Milford Sound
From Queenstown, fly across the Southern Alps to Milford Sound. Take a 35min scenic flight over the rugged backcountry of Central Otago, over the untamed World Heritage area of Fiordland and on out to the rugged coastline of the Tasman Sea. Once on land settle in for a 40 minute nature cruise on the stunning Milford Sound. Return to Queenstown mid-afternoon and enjoy a leisurely evening.
Day 3 : Jet Boats & “Funyaks”
The ‘Funyak Safari’ is a truly unique adventure that combines exhilarating wilderness jet boating with unique ‘Funyak’ inflatable canoes for a fun way to intimately explore magnificent ‘World Heritage’ wilderness within Mt Aspiring National Park. Your professional guides will take you on an inspiring adventure through dramatic landscapes where you’ll discover the natural and cultural diversity of this amazing area that make it so rare and special.
Day 4 : Nelson
Travel by plane from Queenstown to Nelson where you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. Spend the afternoon at your leisure in downtown Nelson or stop in for a visit at the quirky World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum..
Day 5 : Abel Tasman National Park
Enjoy a one-day guided Sea kayak and hiking tour in this spectacular region. This relaxing trip explores the fascinating coves and natural features of the stunning Kaiteriteri coastline, including the famous “Split Apple Rock”. After kayaking, stretch your legs on a one and half our walk to beautiful Bark Bay where you will then join the Vista Cruise back to Kaiteriteri.
Day 6 : Marlbourgh Icons Tour
This is a great tour to experience the three icons of Marlborough: the Sauvignon Blanc, the Marlborough Sounds and the Greenshell Mussels. Experience all three in a single day: the fine wines of Marlborough in the morning and the stunning Marlborough Sounds in the afternoon.
Day 7: Nelson to Auckland
Say farewell to the south island as you travel by plane north to Auckland. Spend the afternoon an America’s Cup Class yacht where you are encouraged to take the helm, and become part of the cre. Exert energy on the grinders or simply sit back and enjoy the action as you sail down the beautiful Auckland Harbour.
Day 8: Auckland
Today, you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport on time for your flight.
- Personal meet & greet on arrival in New Zealand with private transfer to accommodation
- 7 nights accommodation in nominated Hotels or B&Bs
- Daily breakfast at Hotels and B&Bs
- Milford Sound Fly/Cruise/Fly
- Jet Boat & Funyak Safari
- 1 day guided sea kayaking and hiking excursion in Abel Tasman National Park
- Wine tasting, food and nature experience with Marlborough Icons Tour
- Sailing on Auckland Harbour
- Personal meet & greet on arrival in Nelson with private transfer to accommodation
- 24 hour in-country emergency assistance
- New Zealand taxes
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