Boutique Wanderer Tour

24 days / 23 nights
From NZ$10,020 per person Double / Twin Share
Double / Twin Share

This remarkable journey takes you to the real New Zealand.  Staying in intimate boutique lodges and hotels, you’ll have fabulous encounters with the locals and time to get to know the places you visit.  Along the way you'll explore New Zealand's spectacular landscapes by train, plane, helicopter and jet boat to name just a few of the outstanding inclusions. 

Departure Dates

Any date to suit your plans

Day 1: Arrive into Auckland the 'City of Sails' 
Accommodation: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour 

Day 2: Leave Auckland over the harbour bridge, then travel north to the sub-tropical Bay of Islands 
Accommodation: Arcadia Lodge, Russell 

Day 3: Explore the many delights of the Bay of Islands 
Accommodation: Arcadia Lodge, Russell 

Day 4: Take a scenic flight north for your guided tour of the tip of New Zealand 
Accommodation: Arcadia Lodge, Russell 

Day 5: Cross Northland following the aqua blue waters of the Hokianga before travelling down the Kauri Coast 
Accommodation: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour 

Day 6: Journey south to Waitomo to visit the remarkable Glow Worm Caves 
Accommodation: Kamahi Cottage 

Day 7: Cross the Waikato countryside to the Great Lake Taupo 
Accommodation: Acacia Cliffs Lodge 

Day 8: Its a short drive to Napier where you'll indulge in a progressive dining experience at the top wineries 
Accommodation: McHardy Lodge 

Day 9: Discover the Art Deco architecture, vineyards and gannets of the Hawkes Bay 
Accommodation: McHardy Lodge 

Day 10: Journey south through the Wairarapa and its boutique vineyards, then over the Rimutakas to Wellington 
Accommodation: Bolton Hotel Wellington 

Day 11: Cross the Cook Strait by ferry to the Marlborough Sounds 
Accommodation: Marlborough Bed & Breakfast 

Day 12: Relax and enjoy your rural retreat or explore the Marlborough sounds or local vineyards 
Accommodation: Marlborough Bed & Breakfast 

Day 13: Head South today to Christchurch 
Accommodation: Orari Bed and Breakfast 

Day 14: Today you'll enjoy a scenic drive through Canterbury and the MacKenzie Country to Mt Cook National Park 
Accommodation: Hermitage Hotel, Aoraki Wing Premium 

Day 15: Explore Mt Cook National Park and the Tasman Glacier Lake and icebergs 
Accommodation: Hermitage Hotel, Aoraki Wing Premium 

Day 16: Follow the dry lands to Lindis Pass which leads into Central Otago, then through the Kawerau Gorge to Queenstown 
Accommodation: The Dairy Private Hotel 

Day 17: The ultimate southern experience, Milford Sound, Fiordland and the Dart River Valley 
Accommodation: The Dairy Private Hotel 

Day 18: A day to relax or try one of the many adventures on offer in Queenstown 
Accommodation: The Dairy Private Hotel 

Day 19: Take the short drive over the Crown Range to Wanaka 
Accommodation: Wanaka Haven 

Day 20: A day to explore the wineries of Central Otago 
Accommodation: Wanaka Haven 

Day 21: Travel the spectacular Haast Pass to the West Coast 
Accommodation: Westwood Lodge 

Day 22: Fly over the glaciers, before landing for your own adventure on the ice 
Accommodation: Westwood Lodge 

Day 23: Drive north along the stunning West Coast Road and take the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch 
Accommodation: Orari Bed and Breakfast 

Day 24: Depart Christchurch today 

  • 23 nights Boutique lodge & hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Rental car hire including unlimited kms, airport/ferry terminal fees, additional drivers, GPS navigation
  • Private Airport and Train Station Transfers
  • Interislander Ferry Crossing
  • TranzAlpine train from Greymouth to Christchurch
  • Cape Reinga Fly and Drive Tour
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Huka Falls Jetboat
  • Twilight Odyssey Progressive Dinner & Winery Tour
  • Glacier Explorers Tour, Mt Cook National Park
  • Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly and Dart River Combo
  • Classic Full Day Wanaka Wine Tour
  • Franz Josef Glacier Helihike
  • Entry to Glacier Hot Pools

 

  • Hole in the Rock Cruise, Paihia
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds Guided Tour and Cultural Performance
  • Matakohe Kauri Museum
  • Gannet Safaris, Napier
  • Grape Escape Half Day Hawke's Bay Wine Tour
  • Te Papa Museum, Wellington
  • Half Day Guided Kayaking in the Marlborough Sounds
  • Sounds Connection Half Day Wine Tour, Blenheim
  • Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre Explorer Pass, Mt Cook
  • Shotover Canyon River Jet Boat Adventure
  • Appellation Boutique Wine Tour, Queenstown
  • The Blast Adventure Combo, Wanaka
  • Siberia Experience, Wanaka
  • Monteiths Brewery Personalised Bottle & Tour

Description & Highlights

This remarkable journey takes you to the real New Zealand.  Staying in intimate boutique lodges and hotels, you’ll have fabulous encounters with the locals and time to get to know the places you visit.  Along the way you'll explore New Zealand's spectacular landscapes by train, plane, helicopter and jet boat to name just a few of the outstanding inclusions. 

Tour Map

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive into Auckland the 'City of Sails' 
Accommodation: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour 

Day 2: Leave Auckland over the harbour bridge, then travel north to the sub-tropical Bay of Islands 
Accommodation: Arcadia Lodge, Russell 

Day 3: Explore the many delights of the Bay of Islands 
Accommodation: Arcadia Lodge, Russell 

Day 4: Take a scenic flight north for your guided tour of the tip of New Zealand 
Accommodation: Arcadia Lodge, Russell 

Day 5: Cross Northland following the aqua blue waters of the Hokianga before travelling down the Kauri Coast 
Accommodation: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour 

Day 6: Journey south to Waitomo to visit the remarkable Glow Worm Caves 
Accommodation: Kamahi Cottage 

Day 7: Cross the Waikato countryside to the Great Lake Taupo 
Accommodation: Acacia Cliffs Lodge 

Day 8: Its a short drive to Napier where you'll indulge in a progressive dining experience at the top wineries 
Accommodation: McHardy Lodge 

Day 9: Discover the Art Deco architecture, vineyards and gannets of the Hawkes Bay 
Accommodation: McHardy Lodge 

Day 10: Journey south through the Wairarapa and its boutique vineyards, then over the Rimutakas to Wellington 
Accommodation: Bolton Hotel Wellington 

Day 11: Cross the Cook Strait by ferry to the Marlborough Sounds 
Accommodation: Marlborough Bed & Breakfast 

Day 12: Relax and enjoy your rural retreat or explore the Marlborough sounds or local vineyards 
Accommodation: Marlborough Bed & Breakfast 

Day 13: Head South today to Christchurch 
Accommodation: Orari Bed and Breakfast 

Day 14: Today you'll enjoy a scenic drive through Canterbury and the MacKenzie Country to Mt Cook National Park 
Accommodation: Hermitage Hotel, Aoraki Wing Premium 

Day 15: Explore Mt Cook National Park and the Tasman Glacier Lake and icebergs 
Accommodation: Hermitage Hotel, Aoraki Wing Premium 

Day 16: Follow the dry lands to Lindis Pass which leads into Central Otago, then through the Kawerau Gorge to Queenstown 
Accommodation: The Dairy Private Hotel 

Day 17: The ultimate southern experience, Milford Sound, Fiordland and the Dart River Valley 
Accommodation: The Dairy Private Hotel 

Day 18: A day to relax or try one of the many adventures on offer in Queenstown 
Accommodation: The Dairy Private Hotel 

Day 19: Take the short drive over the Crown Range to Wanaka 
Accommodation: Wanaka Haven 

Day 20: A day to explore the wineries of Central Otago 
Accommodation: Wanaka Haven 

Day 21: Travel the spectacular Haast Pass to the West Coast 
Accommodation: Westwood Lodge 

Day 22: Fly over the glaciers, before landing for your own adventure on the ice 
Accommodation: Westwood Lodge 

Day 23: Drive north along the stunning West Coast Road and take the TranzAlpine train to Christchurch 
Accommodation: Orari Bed and Breakfast 

Day 24: Depart Christchurch today 

Included In Package

  • 23 nights Boutique lodge & hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Rental car hire including unlimited kms, airport/ferry terminal fees, additional drivers, GPS navigation
  • Private Airport and Train Station Transfers
  • Interislander Ferry Crossing
  • TranzAlpine train from Greymouth to Christchurch
  • Cape Reinga Fly and Drive Tour
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Huka Falls Jetboat
  • Twilight Odyssey Progressive Dinner & Winery Tour
  • Glacier Explorers Tour, Mt Cook National Park
  • Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly and Dart River Combo
  • Classic Full Day Wanaka Wine Tour
  • Franz Josef Glacier Helihike
  • Entry to Glacier Hot Pools

 

Optional Extras

  • Hole in the Rock Cruise, Paihia
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds Guided Tour and Cultural Performance
  • Matakohe Kauri Museum
  • Gannet Safaris, Napier
  • Grape Escape Half Day Hawke's Bay Wine Tour
  • Te Papa Museum, Wellington
  • Half Day Guided Kayaking in the Marlborough Sounds
  • Sounds Connection Half Day Wine Tour, Blenheim
  • Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre Explorer Pass, Mt Cook
  • Shotover Canyon River Jet Boat Adventure
  • Appellation Boutique Wine Tour, Queenstown
  • The Blast Adventure Combo, Wanaka
  • Siberia Experience, Wanaka
  • Monteiths Brewery Personalised Bottle & Tour
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