New Zealand’s Secluded Secrets

New Zealand’s Secluded Secrets

Enjoy some of New Zealand’s hidden secrets on this self-drive vacation from Auckland to Queenstown. Discover endless bays and glowworm caves, wine trails and natural wonders!

New Zealand’s Secluded Secrets

New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > The Coromandel > Hamilton & Waikato > Rotorua > Taupo > Bay of Plenty > Eastland > Hawke's Bay > Wellington & Martinborough > South Island > Abel Tasman National Park > Glaciers & West Coast > Queenstown & Wanaka 

18 Days, 17 Nights

For a small country, New Zealand offers a diverse range of landscapes, attractions and activities to enjoy when planning a vacation. While most travelers tick of the major tourist cities of Auckland, Rotorua and Queenstown, they sometimes overlook the essence of what makes New Zealand such a unique destination!

Discover the Black Sand Beach and native flora and fauna surrounding Auckland and learn about Maori history.

Explore the Coromandel, known for secluded beaches and hidden bays to enjoy and walking tracks and cycle trails to explore. Visit charming old-world towns and intriguing relics in the rugged hills that connect you to the past and its people.

The Bay of Plenty impresses, inspires and excites!  A place when you can step foot on an active volcano, see glowworms after dark, learn to surf or relax on three of the “Top 10” beaches in New Zealand.

Discover the unique corner of New Zealand, Tairawhiti-Gisborne, the first city to welcome a sunrise every day and where the first Maori landed after their epic Pacific navigation. Steeped with history, culture, cuisine and adventure, the region is an untouched paradise of spectacular surf beaches and inland wilderness.

Hawke’s Bay is sophisticated, offering stunning vistas complemented with a Mediterranean climate. Enjoy a diverse range of activities including food and wine excursions and a chance to experience mild to wild adventure and fun.

Explore the wine village of Martinborough, at the heart of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. Packed with colonial charm, Martinborough features over 20 wineries, most within cycling and walking distance of the quaint village square.

Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand’s smallest National Park, offering inviting sandy beaches, crystal clear streams fringed with native forest. Native wildlife are prolific in the area.  Tui and bellbird songs fill the forest, gannets and little blue penguins dive for their dinner and fur seals lounge on the rocks around the edge of Tonga Island.

Stay in a cool little town, Hokitika as you travel down the West Coast of the South Island. Visit driftwood strewn beaches, stroll through local art galleries and learn about the regions interesting art, culture and heritage!

Enjoy stylish accommodation and fine food at the breathtaking Leak Moeraki Wilderness Lodge. Join naturalist guides to explore ancient rainforest, kayak lakes and rivers, walk wild beaches, see penguins & other wildlife.

Complete your road-trip on the shores of Lake Takatipu in Queenstown. With a smorgasbord of outdoor activities, Queenstown is the home of the ultimate adventure bucket list.


  • Auckland
  • Coromadel
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Gisborne
  • Hawke's Bay
  • Martinborough
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • West Coast Glaciers
  • Queenstown


  • Auckland Private Arrival Transfer
  • One night Hilton Auckland, including breakfast
  • Auckland Wilderness Experience
  • Fifteen Days Intermediate Car Hire including GPS
  • Two nights Coromandel, 970 Lonely Bay, including breakfast
  • Two nights Bay of Plenty, Matahui Lodge, including breakfast
  • One night Gisborne, Knapdale Eco Lodge, including breakfast
  • Two nights Hawke’s Bay, Greenhill Lodge including breakfast and dinner
  • One night Martinborough, The Martinborough Hotel
  • Ferry transfer from Wellington to Picton
  • Two nights Abel Tasman National Park, Westhaven Retreat, including meals
  • One night Rimu Lodge, Hokitika, including breakfast
  • Two nights Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki, including breakfast, dinner and select activities
  • Two nights Hidden Queenstown, including breakfast
  • Milford Sound Fly/Cruise/Fly


Based on departures

Price per person from*

Based on Double Occupancy

August 16, 2019 - October 31, 2019 6799
November 1, 2019 - November 30, 2019 7159
December 1, 2019 - December 15, 2019 7339
January 15, 2020 - March 15, 2020 7339


Group Size

Independent Vacation


August 16, 2019 - October 31, 2019


From $6799 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 (7/1/2019) and may differ when you book your travel. Please call for our current pricing and itinerary details. California CST: 2076233-40, Washington ID: 601 684 531, LA-1282498.

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