Waiheke Island: Day 1 to 4
Waitomo to Taupo: Day 4 to 7
Grab your rental car, head south stopping at Waitomo Caves for your exhilarating Black Labyrinth tubing adventure through Ruakuri Cave. Float down an underground river as the glowworms sparkle above. Drive on, to Lake Taupo, settling in at the lakeside Acacia Cliffs Lodge with striking panoramic and mountain views. Explore the beautiful nature trails by foot or bike while listening to the native songbirds. Being the largest lake in the country, the surrounding thermal pools and geysers are renowned. Take your pick of activities from a volcanic safari by helicopter, flying along the fault line before stepping foot on White Island’s crater floor, kayaking on the lake, or getting your dose of Maori culture.
Canterbury: Day 7 to 9
Arthur’s Pass: Day 9 to 11
Board one the world’s greatest train journeys enjoying the change in scenery while winding through the Southern Alps. Each turn will take your breath away before disembarking at the Wilderness Lodge Arthur’s Pass. Set on 6,000 acres, you’ll have your very own nature reserve to explore from spectacular mountains, alpine flowers and moss carpeted beech forest. As a working country farm, be sure to catch the sheepdogs herding sheep, a true Kiwi experience.
Franz Josef: Day 11 to 13
Queenstown: Day 13 to 16
For your last stop, make your way to Queenstown, named the adventure capital of the world! Set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, the peaks of The Remarkables provide an alluring backdrop for adventure and relaxation. Just outside the bustling town of Queenstown, Azur Lodge is the total experience for privacy and serenity. Ever dreamt about hitting golf balls from a mountaintop, jet boating 85mph through canyons, jumping off the tallest bridge, or enjoying a romantic picnic on a high summit? Queenstown will be sure to leave you full of astonishing memories.