Essential New Zealand Lux

Essential New Zealand Lux

A wonderful introduction to New Zealand that includes luxury stays in Auckland, Rotorua and Queenstown. Enjoy stays at The Grand by Skycity, Solitaire Lodge Rotorua and Azur in Queenstown. Visit Waiheke Island and enjoy a private tour of Auckland. See Milford Sound, join a private wine tour, and visit Walter Peak Station.

Essential New Zealand Lux

New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Rotorua > South Island > Queenstown & Wanaka 

11 Days, 10 Nights

Welcome to Auckland, your starting point for your 10-night Essential New Zealand Luxury Vacation. The Auckland isthmus straddles a slim piece of land with a coastline facing both the Pacific Ocean and, on the wild West Coast, the Tasman Sea. Spend the day exploring the City of Sails at your leisure. Stroll the walkways of the Viaduct, check out the boutique shops in the central city or relax poolside.

Enjoy a three-night stay at The Grand by Skycity, place of understated luxury, bursting with warmth, where those seeking excitement can revel in the elegant sophistication of this uniquely intimate refuge.

Enjoy a heli flight from Auckland to Waiheke Island, taking in the views from above of the Harbour Bridge, Devonport, Hauraki Gulf, Rangitoto and Waiheke Islands en route to Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant. On arrival at Mudbrick Vineyard and Restaurant, you will be welcomed with a glass of Mudbrick bubbles before indulging in a 3-course meal before returning to Auckland by ferry.

See the untamed beauty of New Zealand’s west coast on a private West Coast tour from Auckland. Travel with a guide to the Waitakere Ranges, with a stop at the Arataki Visitor Centre overlook for views of the Tasman Sea out to the Pacific Ocean. Witness spectacular ocean vistas of both the Manukau Harbour and along Auckland’s wild West Coast. Get up close to some of New Zealand’s unique indigenous flora and fauna.

Experience Rotorua and enjoy a three-night stay at Solitaire Lodge. Situated on an exclusive, privately owned peninsula on the shores of Lake Tarawera, the lodge is designed to reflect the surrounding natural environment and create a relaxing and unpretentious atmosphere. With a professional chef on-site, you can expect contemporary New Zealand cuisine prepared with local produce, and superb wines from selected vineyards. There are kayaks and a motorized dinghy available for guest use, you can fish for trout or just take a swim in the lake from the lodge’s own jetty or take a stroll through the delightful herb gardens or along the shoreline.

Next, fly to the South Island and Queenstown, a lakeside resort town that’s the gateway to some of the most exciting and dramatic attractions in New Zealand. Stay four-nights at Azur, a contemporary luxury lodge overlooking some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand, the perfect location to explore Queenstown.

Take a spectacular flight over the Alps to Milford Sound, one of New Zealand’s most iconic sights, followed by a nature cruise on the scenic fiord on one day.

Join a private boutique wine tour that ventures through three contrasting wine sub-regions: Gibbston, Cromwell and the Bannockburn basin. Sit back and relax in the comfort of a luxury touring vehicle whilst your specialist Wine Guide takes you off the beaten track to explore the dramatic scenery and pioneering history. Indulge at a renowned vineyard restaurant for lunch, savoring a delicious antipasti platter with the finest and freshest produce and choose an accompanying glass of premium wine.

There is plenty of free time to relax or add additional activities in Queenstown.  Need suggestions? Chat to one of our destination specialists who can assist with customizing your luxury New Zealand vacation.


  • Auckland
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown


  • Round-trip private airport/hotel transfers
  • 3-Nights Auckland, The Grand by Skycity in a Grand Harbour View King including breakfast
    • Waiheke and Mudbrick Vineyard experience including helicopter flight in one direction
    • Private Auckland City and West Coast tour
  • 3-Nights Rotorua, Solitaire Lodge, Executive Suite including a full country breakfast, light lunch, five-course evening meal, pre-dinner drinks and canapes, in-room mini-bar and use of dinghies and kayaks
  • 4-Nights Queenstown, Azur, Villa including round-trip airport transfers, downtown transfers between 7am-10pm, breakfast, afternoon tea, and pre-dinner drinks and canapes
    • Milford Sound Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly experience
    • Private Boutique Wine Tour
    • TSS Earnslaw with Walter Peak Farm experience with a BBQ lunch


Based on departures

Price per person from*

Based on Double Occupancy

April 1 - April 30, 2023 9859
May 1- June 30, 2023 9369
July 1 - September 30, 2023 9369
October 1 - November 30, 2023 11449
December 1 - December 15, 2023 11949
December 16 - January 4, 2024 Call for Pricing & Availability
January 5 - March 15, 2024 11949



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Group Size

Independent Vacation


May 1, 2023 - June 30, 2023


From $9369 per person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplements apply.  Black-out dates may apply. Pricing is subject to availability and all prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Prices are current at time of posting (1/28/2023) and may differ when you book your travel. Please call for our current pricing and itinerary details. NZETA Visa is required to travel to New Zealand. CA CST: 2076233-40 | WA ID: 601 684 531 | PC-1282498.

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