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12 DAYS INDULGENCE IN LUXURY LODGES OF NEW ZEALAND

Lake Taupo or Rotorua, Hawkes Bay, Minaret Station & Queenstown

Gourmet & Wine

Highlights

  • Optional helicopter or flight excursions in Rotorua, Hawkes Bay, Minaret Station Alpine Lodge and Queenstown for total privacy
  • Custom-built ride across a cattle farm and into the Te Mata Peak
  • Return Helicopter transfers from Queenstown airport to your remote Alpine Lodge
  • Private guided scenic helicopter flight excursion to Fiordland of New Zealand
  • Private combined excursion of guided a super-yacht to Glenorchy and scenic helicopter flight over the over the Southern Alps

Experience the wonders of New Zealand without the crowd, while basing in luxury lodges hidden in splendid nature, drenched in generous hospitality and gourmet meal.

Step into the grand dame of Taupo or Lake Tarawera lodge before satiating in local wineries at Hawke’s Bay. Stay at one of the World’s Most Luxurious Wine Country Hotels on an ocean-view farmland lodge, followed by the exclusive wilderness of Minaret Station which is accessible only helicopters. Revel in the stunning Fiordland and Lake Wakatipu views, or at a luxurious boutique in town to experience Queenstown’s great outdoors.

From

SGD 33,380 Per Person

12 Days 11 Nights

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival in Auckland / Lake Taupo or Rotorua

Arrival in Auckland / Lake Taupo or Rotorua
Lake Taupo or Rotorua
Nil

Arriving into Auckland, we drive 270km/3.5h to your hotel in Lake Taupo or Rotorua area to rest.

Day 02 Lake Taupo or Rotorua / Matamata / Waitomo / Lake Taupo or Rotorua

Lake Taupo or Rotorua / Matamata / Waitomo / Lake Taupo or Rotorua
Lake Taupo or Rotorua
Breakfast included

Head to Mamata for your 1.5-hour Hobbiton Movie Set Tour (shared) to experience the real Middle Earth on the 1,250-acre sheep farm with picturesque view across Kaimai Ranges. Visit Green Dragon Inn, Party Tree, Bag End where Frodo and Bilbo’s adventures began and get lost among the hobbit holes. This afternoon, enjoy guided underground boat ride at Waitomo Glow Worm Caves (shared).

Day 03 Lake Taupo or Rotorua

Lake Taupo or Rotorua
Lake Taupo or Rotorua
Breakfast & lunch included

Marvel at New Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool and colourful hot springs at Wai-O-Tapu and Lady Knox geyser eruption (10.15am) before heading to Living Māori Village of Whakarewarewa (shared) to experience Māori culture and observe geothermal wonders such as Pōhutu Geyser, bubbling mud pools and steaming mineral pools. Feast on traditional Maori hangi lunch comprising of meet, potatoes, vegetables and bread stuffing prepared using geothermal cooking methods, with hot spring-cooked corn and dessert on the side. Coffee, tea and water is complimentary.

Day 04 Lake Taupo or Rotorua / Hawke's Bay

Lake Taupo or Rotorua / Hawke's Bay
Hawke's Bay
Breakfast included

Transfer 150-219km/2-2.5h to Napier. Relive the glamour of the jazz era on a Vintage Car tour of Napier’s Heritage & Art Deco Highlights (75m), completely rebuilt after a devastating earthquake. Thereafter, we transfer to your accommodation at Hawke’s Bay.

Day 05 Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay
Hawke's Bay
Breakfast included

Enjoy guided off-road buggy farm tour in a 6-seater (1.5h, shared) at a family-owned sheep and cattle farm, followed by afternoon tea on top of the farm with 360° views of Hawke’s Bay and Kaweka Mountain Ranges. This afternoon, enjoy Te Mata Peak tour on a custom-built 5700cc 4-passenger trike (2.5h, shared). Cruise along the coast, swing inland to the beautiful Tuki Tuki Valley and climb 400m to the top with 360° views of Hawke’s Bay which extends as far as the Ruapehu Volcano on a clear day!

Day 06 Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay
Hawke's Bay
Breakfast & lunch included

Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s 2nd largest wine region. Take a 4-hour private wine tour to 3-4 local wineries to taste some of the regions’ finest wine, including the famed Chardonnay.

Day 07 Hawke's Bay / Queenstown - Minaret Station Alpine Lodge

Hawke's Bay / Queenstown - Minaret Station Alpine Lodge
Minaret Station Alpine Lodge
Breakfast, dinner included

Meet up with your driver for your transfers to Napier Airport for your flight to Queenstown. 

Fly Napier/Wellington N8885 1000/1100
Wellington /Queenstown NZ605 1220/1345 (1h 50m) 

Transit for your scheduled helicopter ride (shared) to Minaret Station Alpine Lodge. (Note: Due to weight restrictions, guests are allowed 1 suitcase weighing no more than 23kg/person, plus 1 small bag).

Minaret Station is located at Lake Wanaka, surrounded by the Southern Alps with picturesque glacial valley and untouched landscapes.

Day 08 Minaret Station Alpine Lodge

Minaret Station Alpine Lodge
Minaret Station Alpine Lodge
Breakfast, picnic lunch & dinner included

Explore remote Fiordland by helicopter with gourmet BBQ picnic lunch. Get up close to majestic fjords, waterfalls, ancient blue ice glacier, isolated mountain lakes and observe unique wildlife otherwise inaccessible.

Day 09 Minaret Station Alpine Lodge / Queenstown

Minaret Station Alpine Lodge / Queenstown
Queenstown
Breakfast included (Dinner is also included for guests staying at Matakauri Lodge)

After your scheduled morning helicopter ride (shared) to Queenstown, we transfer to your hotel to rest. 

Day 10 Queenstown

Queenstown
Queenstown
Breakfast & lunch included (Dinner is also included for guests staying at Matakauri Lodge)

Start with private flight to the rugged West coast for wood-fed hot tub, kayaking or crawfishing with a specialist guide. Fly over Milford Sound with landing at Lake Erskine and Lake Wakatipu, followed by a private yacht cruise to Queenstown (2h) while feasting on fresh crawfish. Enjoy thrilling ‘Catch the Canyons’ Shotover Jet boat ride (shared) as your driver whips past rocky outcrops! End with Skyline Gondola ride to Bob’s Peak with panoramic Queenstown views. You can also take the driving seat with gravity-fuelled luge cart (suitable for all ages and abilities) across 800m of banked corners, tunnels and dippers.

Day 11 Queenstown

Queenstown
Queenstown
Breakfast included (Dinner is also included for guests staying at Matakauri Lodge)

Free day at leisure to partake in adventurous bungy jumping at Kawarau Gorge, ski diving, skiing or jet boating.

Day 12 Depart Queenstown

Depart Queenstown
Nil
Breakfast included

Meet up with your driver for your transfers back to Queenstown airport.

Hotels & Tour Price

Category 1

Indicative cost per person (SGD)

Minimum 2 Pax S$ 41,980
Minimum 4 Pax S$ 33,380
Single Supplement S$ 10,090

Solitaire Lodge or Treetops Lodge Rotorua • The Farm at Cape Kidnappers Hawke’s Bay • Minaret Station Alpine Lodge • Eichardt’s Private Hotel Queenstown

Rotorua

Rotorua

Solitaire Lodge (Executive Suite)

An intimate all-suite SLH property is located 20 minutes away from Rotorua on a private peninsula at the edge of Lake Tarawera. Your stay includes full breakfast, light lunch, pre-dinner drinks, canapes and 5-course evening meal prepared from fresh local produces. Included in the full-board rate are dinghies, kayaks and fishing gears for hiking, boating and fishing in the surrounding areas. (Rooms: 10)

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Rotorua

Rotorua

Treetops Lodge & Estate (Lodge Room)

An estate enveloped in the primordial wilderness with rustic, charming yet modern amenities. (Opened: 2001; Rooms: 13)

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Hawkes Bay

Hawkes Bay

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers (Hilltop Suite)

Set atop 6,000 acres of rolling pasture land reminiscent of Montana plunging 800 feet into the sea, this beautiful lodge fuses rustic materials such as stone and weathered wood with comfortable up-to-date furnishings. Enjoy 180° panoramic views of the farm, gold course and Pacific Ocean rom each suite’s private balcony. (Rooms: 52)

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Minaret Station

Minaret Station

Minaret Station Alpine Lodge (Chalet)

One of the world’s most secluded lodges bordered by Lake Wanaka and mountainous national parks, accessible only by helicopter. Each high-country chalet comes with en-suite bathroom, hot tub and private deck. (Rooms: 4)

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Queenstown

Queenstown

Eichardt’s Private Hotel (Lake View Suite)

Strategically set on a mountain lake setting just an easy downhill stroll to Queenstown center is this contemporary alpine-chic hotel. Spacious rooms are stylishly furnished with modern essentials. The front-facing room has the best views! (Rooms: 134)

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Category 2

Indicative cost per person (SGD)

Minimum 2 Pax S$ 45,590
Minimum 4 Pax S$ 36,980
Single Supplement S$ 11,750

Huka Lodge Taupo The Farm at Cape Kidnappers Hawke’s BayMinaret Station Alpine Lodge • Eichardt’s Private Hotel Queenstown

Taupo

Taupo

Huka Lodge (Junior Lodge Suite)

Founded in the 1920s as a trout fishing camp, this Relais & Châteaux property is set on the banks of Waikato River within 17-acres of manicured grounds to offer privacy and relaxation. Your stay comes with country-styled breakfast, pre-dinner drinks, canapés and 5-course fine dining evening meal. The cottage room categories come with private infinity pools and full kitchens. (Refurbished : 2012; Rooms: 25)

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Hawkes Bay

Hawkes Bay

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers (Hilltop Suite)

Set atop 6,000 acres of rolling pasture land reminiscent of Montana plunging 800 feet into the sea, this beautiful lodge fuses rustic materials such as stone and weathered wood with comfortable up-to-date furnishings. Enjoy 180° panoramic views of the farm, gold course and Pacific Ocean rom each suite’s private balcony. (Rooms: 52)

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Minaret Station

Minaret Station

Minaret Station Alpine Lodge (Chalet)

One of the world’s most secluded lodges bordered by Lake Wanaka and mountainous national parks, accessible only by helicopter. Each high-country chalet comes with en-suite bathroom, hot tub and private deck. (Rooms: 4)

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Queenstown

Queenstown

Eichardt’s Private Hotel (Lake View Suite)

Strategically set on a mountain lake setting just an easy downhill stroll to Queenstown center is this contemporary alpine-chic hotel. Spacious rooms are stylishly furnished with modern essentials. The front-facing room has the best views! (Rooms: 134)

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Upgrade Hotel

Upgrade Eichardt’s Private Hotel in Queenstown

Upgrade Eichardt’s Private Hotel in Queenstown

to Matakauri Lodge (Suite)

Luxurious suites nestled among bushes on the edge of Lake Wakatipu offering New Zealand’s most private and serene retreats, yet just 10 minutes’ drive from Queenstown. (Rooms: 11)

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD)

twin share Additional S$ 3,920
single share Additional S$ 4,980
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COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in hotel as stated on bed & breakfast basis at Eichardt’s Private Hotel at Queenstown; bed, breakfast & diner basis at Taupo or Rotorua, Hawkes Bay & Minaret Station;
  • All road transportation & transfer on private basis an air-conditioned minivan;
  • Return Helicopter transfers from Queenstown to Minaret Alpine Lodge
  • Local English-speaking driver guide in each city
  • Tours and activities on shared, join in basis or private basis as stated
  • All entrance fees in sights stated

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International Airfare
  • Domestic flights in Economy Class as stated
  • Lunches & dinners unless specify included
  • Beverages in restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry
  • Visa (if applicable) 
  • NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) for majority of travellers
  • Travel insurance

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