ADVENTURE NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand is one of the most amazing countries in the world!  The current climate means we have to explore our own home!

Below are several inspiring options, but if you can't find what you're looking for please ask us!

 Phil and Katie have travelled extensively throughout New Zealand and know our country intimately.

 

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or have a trip you've always wanted to do but never knew if it was possible.   

EXPERIENCES

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SAILING ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK - White beaches and clear water
From NZ$ 1,435 per person

Sail the stunning coastline and estuaries of Abel Tasman National Park on an exclusive, luxury catamaran, then stay in remote comfort in secluded Awaroa Bay! This will be a truly special experience for you, your friends & family.

 

After 3 days on the vessel you will be dropped off at Awaroa Bay, where your lodge for the next couple of nights is situated in a very secluded location in the Abel Tasman National Park. There will be time to relax at the beach, enjoy the day spa. Then travel home by sea shuttle back to Kaiteriteri or walk the best part of this incredible great walk to Marahau where  your adventure ends.

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Accommodation - 2 days cruising on a luxury catamaran, 2 nights at Awaroa Lodge

Package - NZ$ 1,435 per person based on 8 people

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STEWART ISLAND  - Southern lights, NZ wildlife and primeval bush.
From NZ$ 1,213 per person

Enjoy the stunning views of Foveaux Strait and Ruapuke island as you fly from Invercargill to Oban.

Over the next 3 days you will explore the amazing Stewart  Island, 85% of which is reserved as Department of Conservation land.

Bird spotting (including Kiwi), nature walks, fishing, maybe a scenic flight and guided tours await you. Be prepared for the often-unpredictable weather of the ‘Roaring Forties’. But don’t worry, your wonderful host will help you plan your activities according to the weather to make sure you have the best experience.

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Accommodation - 3 night lodge style accommodation

Package - NZ$ 1,213 per person 

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HELI TOUR: WAITOMO, TARAWERA & ROTORUA - Get a birds eye view of the Volcanic wonderlands.
From NZ$ 2,422 per person

Meet your helicopter and personal pilot for the day at North Shore Airport, as we take to the skies.  The stunning vistas of the region spread out below, your pilot will give you full commentary along the way.

The first stop is at Footwhistle Cave in the Waitomo area, where we enjoy an exclusive glow worm cave tour.  This intimate experience mixes stunning karst cave formations with the natural beauty of glow worms hanging from the ceiling while the foot whistle stream chatters below you.

We then fly to Solitaire Lodge for a luxurious lunch, with stunning views over natural bush and volcanic landscapes, your lunch will be unforgettable. 

Then its onto Mount Tarawera, this sleeping volcano crater is a gaping six kilometer ravine, a clear testament to the ferocity of the 1866 eruption, and it's best viewed from air. 

Our heli flights cater for anything from 2 passengers to small groups, if you would prefer your own bespoke itinerary, please just ask!

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Day trip - Auckland to Auckland 

Package - NZ$ 2,422 per person - based on 4 people

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MINARET STATION - off the grid in the Southern Alps, in luxury.
From NZ$ 5,800 per person

Get completely off the grid in a glacial valley surrounded by towering peaks.

 

Minaret Station Alpine Lodge is only accessible by helicopter and truly an extraordinary location to escape the “real world”. This getaway is an opportunity to enjoy some of life’s most precious elements; time, fresh air, and open space.

Enjoy 2 nights of fully catered luxury with meals by incredible chef’s with matched wines.  Add on heli skiing, fly fishing biking and hiking to wet your appetite. 

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Accommodation - luxury lodge 

Package - NZ$ 5,800 per person - based on 2 people

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SOUTHERN LIGHTS BY FLIGHT - Bring the Southern Lights to New Zealand!
 
From NZ$ 1,199 per person

Witness the world's most remarkable natural light show. The Southern lights...also known as the Aurora Australis!

 

Many people spend a small fortune to fly to Norway, Canada or the Arctic Circle to see the Northern Lights, but did you realize that you can see the same phenomena on a flight departing from Christchurch New Zealand.

Join Aurora hunter and astrophysicist Dr Ian Griffin & a team of expert astronomers and fly into the night, to witness of the world’s most magical natural phenomena. Take off onboard an Air New Zealand Dreamliner, you will head south over the Southern Ocean towards Antarctica, aiming for latitudes of 62 degrees south where the Aurora Australis is brightest.

 

We will take you far away from light pollution, high above the clouds and weather systems to see a magical and unforgettable display with uninterrupted view of the southern lights. Along the way you will see constellations, stars, and planets as you have never witnessed them before.

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Day trip - Christchurch to Christchurch

Package - NZ$ 1,199 per person 

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GREAT WALKS - Some of the best hiking in the world
 
From NZ$ 1,475 per person

MILFORD TRACK - From the lake to the sea, traversing the legendary fiordland.  The Milford track is arguably NZ’s most famous great walk. Over five days you will travel from Lake Te Anau through to Milford Sound crossing the alpine Mackenzie pass on the way. This walk can be done fully catered and supported as there are lodges on the way or you can pack your own food in.

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Accommodation - lodge 

Package - Milford - 4 nights NZ$ 2,230 per person 

Milford and Routeburn - 7 nights NZ$ 3,685 per person

ROUTEBURN TRACKWinding from Glenorchy (near Queenstown) over the main range to Fiordland, the Routeburn is one of New Zealand premier tramps. Glacial valleys, alpine peaks and the primeval wilderness that makes up Fiordland. You will see it all on this tramp.

One of the shortest of the great walks combine the Routeburn with the Greenstone valley track to make this a 5 night tramp. The walk is fully catered and all you have to do is carry your clothes from lodge to lodge.

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Accommodation - lodge 

Package - Routeburn - 2 nights NZ$ 1,475 per person 

Routeburn and Greenstone - 5 nights NZ$ 1,910 per person

ABLE TASMAN TRACK - The stunning beaches and bush of Able Tasman national park.

Located near Nelson this 5 day great walk traverses one of the most stunning coastlines in the world. Water taxi’s mean you can do as much or little as you like and a luxury lodge halfway simply puts the cherry on top. 

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Accommodation - lodge 

Package - poa 

HEAPHY TRACK - diverse landscapes and ecologies.  The Heaphy takes you through some of the most diverse ecological landscapes in New Zealand. This track traverses from sub tropical bush to alpine wonderland and then down to a coastal wilderness. 

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Accommodation - lodge 

Package - poa

TONGARIRO CROSSING - A landscape straight out of Mordor from Lord of the rings.  Climb a live volcano over a tussock wonderland with the North islands largest mountain in the background. One of New Zealand's most iconic landscapes the Tongariro crossing won’t disappoint.

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Accommodation - lodge 

Package - poa