Are you looking for extra special destinations, deluxe and sumptuous accommodation options, and exclusive activities? Our selection of luxurious short breaks features top New Zealand luxury lodges and boutique hotels plus some delicious and distinctive activities, including: private food & wine tours, helicopter flights and boat cruises, floatplane excursions, and 18 holes on a world ranking championship golf course.
Bay of Islands Luxury Break
A coastline of golden beaches and rocky outcrops circles the stunningly beautiful Bay of Islands. Scattered with 150 islands, this region with its blue-green ocean, golden beaches and abundant wildlife, is renowned as a maritime adventure playground. Steeped in a rich and colourful history, the Bay of Islands is known as the birthplace of the nation of New Zealand. The area was discovered by Kupe the legendary Maori navigator, visited by Captain Cook in 1769 and is home to the historical Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
Prices from $5,218 pp twin/double share
Rotorua Luxury Break
With a unique thermal and volcanic landscape, living Maori culture, natural hot springs and bubbling mud pools, Rotorua is one of New Zealand’s best known and most popular destinations. Rotorua forms part of the geologically active ‘Pacific Rim of Fire’ and evidence of the bubbling thermal activity just under the earth’s crust is surprisingly evident throughout the city. The region is also renowned for Maori cultural activities, adrenalin charged pursuits and a variety of family friendly attractions.
Prices from $3,395 pp twin/double share
Taupo Luxury Break
Set on the shores of Lake Taupo, the resort town of Taupo is a popular holiday destination for New Zealanders and international visitors alike. Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s largest lake and is a world renown spot for trout fishing both in the lake and from tributary rivers and no visit to Taupo is complete without trying to land ‘a big one’! The region is popular for sailing, kayaking, water-skiing, sky-diving and bungy and the magnificent Huka Falls.
Prices from $4,325 pp twin/double share
Napier Luxury Break
Napier is located on the coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is the centre of the Hawkes Bay region known for its well-established vineyards and award-winning wines. The main attractions are the wine tasting, touring the city itself as it is recognised as the Art Deco Capital of New Zealand, and excursions to the clifftop Gannet Colony at Cape Kidnappers.
Prices from $2,024 pp twin/double share
Wellington Luxury Break – Wharekauhau Lodge
Wharekauhau began life as a sheep station in the 1840s and the vast 3,000-acre estate is today considered one of New Zealand’s premier coastal sheep stations. Bound by natural borders between mountains, gorges and the sea, the farm has a ten-mile Pacific coastline.
The Edwardian lodge offers grandeur, inspiring sea views, and a unique range of activities. Enjoy daily breakfast, pre-dinner drinks, canapes and a 4-course dinner. Take a 4WD tour of the working sheep station with farm demonstrations.
View the rugged south coast, the Cook Strait and Marlborough Sounds on a lunch excursion by helicopter to the Bay of Many Coves Resort.
Prices from $6,105 pp twin/double share
Nelson Luxury Break
At the top of the north-west corner of the South Island, is the sunniest region of New Zealand. Nelson is a truly beautiful region that should not be missed by the visitor who loves nature, adventure, art, crafts, wineries and good food. Situated close to several national parks, including the Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi, the region offers great hiking trails, beaches and rivers for kayaking and swimming.
Prices from $3,941 pp twin/double share
Central Otago Luxury Indulge
Spend two nights in Queenstown in a luxury lake view penthouse apartment. Enjoy a fabulous excursion in a private helicopter, land on a remote West Coast Beach and sip champagne as your diver collects your crayfish.
On your way back to Queenstown take in the amazing views during a glacier landing then return to the hotel to enjoy your crayfish for dinner, cooked by the hotel’s chef exclusively for you.
Join an indulgent and varied private full-day tour seeing local sights, enjoying fresh cuisine and tasting a selection of fine wines and cheeses. Taste wines at four vineyards over two Central Otago wine regions and enjoy one-on-one time with a local wine-maker.
Prices from $3,500 pp twin/double share
Queenstown Luxury Break
Surrounded by majestic mountains and set on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, the natural beauty and the unique energy of the Queenstown region create the perfect backdrop for a holiday full of adventure, exploration or relaxation. As well as the proclaimed ‘adventure capital of NZ’, the resort town of Queenstown is sophisticated and fantastically scenic. Its lake and mountain landscape is suited to almost any kind of adventure; but Queenstown is just as well-known as a place for indulgence, for wine and cuisine and for gold-mining history.
Prices from $10,473 pp twin/double share
Te Anau Luxury Break
Te Anau is a holiday town nestled on the southern shore of Lake Te Anau, which is the largest of the southern glacial lakes at 53kms long. It is bordered on the east by sparsely forested, partly developed farmlands, and on the west by the heavily forested mountains of Fiordland. Lake Te Anau offers a wide variety of attractions such as fishing (trout and salmon), hunting (deer), water sports, and sightseeing. Te Anau is the gateway to the stunning and dramatic scenery of the Fiordland National Park, which was established in 1952 and is New Zealand’s largest at over 1.2 million hectares.