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2023 Wings Over New Zealand

Abercrombie Kent
USD $39,995

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Tour Itinerary

Discover the epic beauty of New Zealand on afascinating luxury adventure that reveals culturaland natural splendors on both of its unique islands,enjoying amazing food and wine, encounteringmajestic wildlife and exploring far-flung localesmade easily accessible by private chartered air.Aircraft: Falcon 2000 or comparableAircraft and seating configuration subject to change.Flight Details: Auckland–Hawke’s Bay (1 hour 15 min) | Hawke’s Bay–Dunedin (1 hour 40 min) | Dunedin–Queenstown (1 hour 10 min)

Countries Visited

New Zealand

Cities Visited

Auckland , Dunedin , Hawke's Bay , Queenstown

  1. Day 1
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Arrive in Auckland, where you are met and transferred toyour luxurious hotel, with your room ready for immediatecheck in. This afternoon, embark on a privately charteredsailing around Auckland'''s Waitemata Harbour aboard a luxurious 60-foot catamaran, gliding under the HarbourBridge, and viewing volcanic peaks and the impressive cityskyline, while nibbling on canap''s and savoring fine NewZealand wines. This evening, experience a warm Maoriwelcome and witness the haka, a fearsome ceremonial dance,followed by a welcome dinner.Hotel: Park Hyatt Auckland  
    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Board a privately chartered ferry as you Ride Like a Localto Waiheke Island. Once your arrive, set out on a guidedwalk of Connell'''s Bay Sculpture Garden led by its owners,viewing distinctive works scattered over rolling farmland,while basking in views of the Hauraki Gulf. Sit down toa three-course lunch with wine before an afternoon visitto an award-winning olive oil mill, followed by visits toboutique vineyards each offering a range of gourmet tastes toaccompany their wines. Treats may include oysters from TeMatuku Bay, wild honey, artisan cheeses and the renownedlocal green herb spread. Return to Auckland for an eveningat leisure.Hotel: Park Hyatt Auckland  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  3. Day 3
    Hawke���s Bay
    Fly by privately chartered air to Napier, located in theHawke'''s Bay region of New Zealand'''s North Island. Oncethere, set out on a city tour that includes a meeting with a local artist and time enjoyed wandering among Napier'''scollection of Art Deco buildings. Continue to a spectacularfamily-owned winery for a private wine tasting, followed bylunch. Then, visit another local vineyard for a private tasting.Proceed to your luxury lodge set atop rugged cliffs abovethe sea. Tonight, gather for a refreshing Scenic Sundowner,followed by dinner.Hotel: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 6
    Board your privately chartered flight for Dunedin on the South Island. On arrival, transfer to Larnach Castle, the onlycastle in New Zealand, on the picturesque Otago Peninsula.Upon arrival, meet with Margaret Barker, who purchasedthe estate with her husband in 1967 and lovingly restored itfrom a near ruin. Join her to privately explore the castle andits award-winning gardens as she shares the stories of theirdesign. Then, enjoy lunch in the Garden Marquee, beforeproceeding to your luxurious hotel.Hotel: Fable Dunedin  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  5. Day 7
    Privately explore the Otago Peninsula, a wilderness regionbrimming with wildlife. Begin with a guided walk through awetland forest, watching for the many resident bird species.Following lunch, embark on a privately chartered cruise alongthe ruggedly beautiful coastline near the entrance to OtagoHarbour. View the world'''s only mainland colony of royalalbatross and venture up-close to rocky outcroppings to see thefur seals living below the venerable Taiaroa Head lighthouse.Then, cruise a short way out into the Pacific Ocean whereyou may spot rarely seen ocean birds such as blue penguinsand marine mammals like the dusky dolphin. Tonight, enjoya special private dining experience at the historic home of anearly 20th-century merchant family.Hotel: Fable Dunedin  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 8
    Fly to Queenstown, taking in aerial views of StewartIsland and Fiordland National Park en route. On arrival,privately tour the city'''s best sights, including AJ HackettKawarau Bridge ''' famous for bungee jumping ''' as wellas historic Arrowtown. Privately visit the home and galleryof a world-renowned local artist, and then check into yourhotel. Tonight, savor dinner at a celebrated Queenstown'''srestaurant.Hotel: Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 9
    Lift off by helicopter for an exciting flight over MilfordSound, viewing the stunning surrounding, includingrainforest, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and fjords. Land on aremote glacier to marvel at an area seldom seen by humans.Continue your flight across the top of Lake Te Anau beforelanding for lunch. Then, embark on a scenic flight back toQueenstown.Hotel: Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  8. Day 10
    Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.Explore Skippers Canyon by 4x4 Vehicle, roaming one ofthe most adventurous roads in the world.Embark on a Jet Boat Safari on glacier-fed rivers, hearMaori legends and walk in an ancient forest.e-Bike the Queenstown Trails, following the Arrow Riverand finishing with a wine tasting.This evening, celebrate our journey with a three-course farewell dinner paired with premium New Zealand wines.Hotel: Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 11
    After breakfast, privately transfer to the airport to boardyour departing flight.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  10. Day 45
    Hawke���s Bay
    Set out on a privately guided tour of the largest mainlandcolony of gannets in the world, to watch up to 25,000 of these fascinating sea birds. After lunch, take in a sheep-herdingdemonstration at your lodge. Join the shepherd as hisimpeccably trained dogs muster sheep, and witness a sheepbeing sheared. This evening, savor a Chef '''s Table experiencethat utilizes produce grown in your lodge'''s gardens andspecialties from local food artisans. The next day is at yourleisure to relax or, for an additional cost, partake of activitiesavailable on site.Hotel: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

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More than 55 offices in more than 30 countries
A&K has over 55 offices in more than 30 countries, a global family consisting of more than 2,500 dedicated travel experts. Chief among them is the Resident Tour Director who leads each group departure, providing unmatched on-the-ground expertise with A&K local guides contributing along the way.

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