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Elegant Resorts

Itineraries

14

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New Zealand's World-Famous Wineries

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Itinerary Highlights

As well as offering stunning seismic scenery, dramatic glacial formations, fascinating indigenous cultures and a range of activities, New Zealand is renowned around the world for its exceptional wine. On this carefully-curated itinerary, including stays in five luxury properties, immerse yourself in the country’s world-class wine making. You will embark on several private tours of both well-known and more local vineyards and wineries, including plenty of tastings of the award-winning labels. Other jaw-dropping excursions include a helicopter ride over the mesmerising Milford Sound, while self-driving much of the journey allows you to savour New Zealand's beauty at your own pace.
 

Dining & Gourmet Romance and Couples
Perfect for:

Those seeking to taste and learn more about the country's world-renowned wines

Guide Price:

Prices from £12,995 per person. Includes flights, transfers, car hire, accommodation and specified excursions and meals

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Your itinerary at a glance

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    3 nights Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
  • 2
    3 nights Palliser Bay, New Zealand
  • 3
    2 nights Blenheim staying at The Malborough Lodge
  • 4
    3 nights Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 5
    3 nights Queenstown, New Zealand
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Due to the pleasant temperatures and sunshine, November to April is the best time to undertake this fabulous wine-focused itinerary.

Fly to Napier (via Auckland)

Fly to Auckland for your onward flight to Napier. Once here, pick up your rental vehicle and drive to The Farm at Cape Kidnappers.

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Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Staying at

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

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On your first full day in beautiful Hawke’s Bay, you will be met by your private guide and whisked away for a private wine tour in one of the country’s most renowned wine growing regions. Visit a selection of vineyards and enjoy tastings of exquisite wines, before a stop at Te Mata Peak, enjoying panoramas over the rolling countryside. The rest of your time here is at your leisure. Optional activities include mountain biking, tours of the farm, nature walks and golfing. Alternatively, you could embark on the Kiwi Discovery Walk, holding the famed bird, or spot Napier’s rich Art Deco buildings from a 1930s vintage vehicle.

Highlights

Enjoy a private wine tour in this renowned wine growing region.

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Self-drive to Palliser Bay

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Palliser Bay, New Zealand

Staying at

Wharekauhau Country Estate

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After your first night here, wake up and head out on a 4WD farm safari to introduce you to the workings of this remote coastal ranch, bordered by the Rimutaka Ranges and the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy sheep shearing demonstrations, sheep dog shows and other farm events. Other optional activities here include hiking, quad biking, archery, helicopter rides or excursions to the nearby lighthouse, while for those seeking relaxation, the gorgeous spa offers indulgent treatments using local products. More wine awaits on the next day with a private guided tour of the local wineries. Taste some of the world’s best Pinot Noir, before a lovely local lunch.
 

Highlights

The nearby award-winning vineyards of Martinborough provide a wonderful chance to relax and enjoy the fruits of this wonderful Wairarapa region.

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Fly to Blenheim

Drive to Wellington Airport and drop off your rental car, before your flight to Blenheim. In Blenheim, collect another rental car and drive to The Malborough Lodge.

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Blenheim staying at The Malborough Lodge

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After discovering the sights of Blenheim, it is time to explore the world-renowned Marlborough wine region with a private driver. Home to over 100 wineries and exquisite restaurants, enjoy a private tour of this gourmet province. As well as plenty of wine – including ones from iconic wineries such as Cloudy Bay and Allan Scotts – you will also have the chance to sample the region’s handmade chocolate and organic olive oil. Your accommodation here will be The Malborough Lodge Blenheim, a luxury country estate complete with huge parklands, a locally-sourced restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool and a wealth of onsite experiences - including garden tours, cooking demonstrations and massages.

Self-drive to Christchurch

Drive along the scenic east coast to Otahuna Lodge.

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Christchurch, New Zealand

Staying at

Otahuna Lodge

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On your first full day here, you’ll be taken by a private driver to the Waipara Valley, renowned for its production of small volume wines – in particular Pinot Noir and Riesling. Enjoy tastings at three properties, as well as lunch. Spend the rest of your time here embracing the range of activities – including cookery classes, treatments at the Otahuna Spa or a biking tour across the Lyttleton Harbour.

Highlights

The city has a vibrant arts scene and an abundance of cultural attractions and festivals - from museums and food festivals to live music, plus arts and crafts.

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Fly to Queenstown

Drive to Christchurch Airport and drop off your rental car, before your flight to Queenstown. In Queenstown, take a private car transfer to Eichardt's Private Hotel.

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Staying at

Eichardt's Private Hotel

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After your first night in Queenstown, you will be transferred to the airport for your private helicopter flight to the spectacular Milford Sound fiord, soaring over glaciers, rainforests and frozen lakes. Return to Queenstown and explore at leisure – additional activities include riding the Skyline Gondola, visiting the historic mining town of Arrowtown or bungy jumping over the Nevis River. The next day, a private guide will take you on a full-day wine excursion to the renowned Central Otago vineyards, visiting several renowned wineries and enjoying lunch. En route back to the hotel, drive through the Kawarau Gorge and learn more about the rugged region’s history.

Highlights

World-renowned as New Zealand's adventure capital, this alpine region provides spectacular scenery, along with a myriad of attractions.

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Fly home

Take a private car transfer to Queenstown Airport for your onward flight.

Make an enquiry for this itinerary from one of our expert Luxury Travel Specialists

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Independent Reviews

Although our awards and long history stand testament to our success, independent reviews from our clients via Feefo further support our unrivalled travel experiences.

Elegant Resorts have achieved an average score of 4.9 / 5 based on 262 independent reviews.

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