Example trip

Ultimate Lodge Experience In New Zealand

Best for:

epic adventurists and luxury lovers

10 nights
$6500
All year

Itinerary highlights

  • Experience three of New Zealand’s top luxury lodges

  • Play a round of golf on two of the world’s top golf courses

  • Enjoy scenic flights over some of New Zealand’s most stunning landscapes

  • Meet the kiwi, New Zealand’s rare and endangered national bird

  • Discover the beauty of Milford and Doubtful Sounds on South Island

Curated by Nikki

“These lodges are some of our all-time favourites in New Zealand - each offers such different experiences in terms of location and views. Matakauri Lodge is pure lakefront, and sunset cocktails on the lawn overlooking Lake Wakatipu are a must.”

Itinerary Details

Day 1
Arrival Aukland - Bay of Islands

Upon arrival at the airport you’ll be transferred on a domestic flight to the Bay of Islands in Northland.

The remainder of your day will be spent at leisure.

From: $6500 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 2
Bay of Islands

Start your day with a fishing expedition to three private beaches in the Bay of Islands. The chef at your accommodation will prepare your catch as part of your evening meal.  

Spend the afternoon exploring the region at leisure via a scenic flight or private boat cruise. If you wish, you can catch a wave on a surfing adventure.

From: $6500 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 3
Bay of Islands

Today is a treat for golf aficionados as you have the opportunity to play the superb course at The Lodge, ranked in the top world’s 40 golf courses.

If golf isn’t your game, enjoy one of the region’s trekking routes or indulge in a day at the spa.

From: $6500 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 4
Bay of Islands - Hawke's Bay

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Hawke’s Bay, one of New Zealand’s top wine regions and a magnet for foodies. Once you’ve settled into your accommodation, head out to explore the 6,000-acre working sheep and cattle farm. For some extra adventure, explore by horseback or quad-bike.

From: $6500 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 5
Hawke's Bay

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is home to the country’s native bird, the elusive kiwi. Today, you’ll join the Kiwi Discovery Walk in search of seeing the bird in its natural habitat.

You have a choice of afternoon activities – enjoy a scenic flight over the region or go on a wine tour of Hawke’s Bay’s boutique vineyards.

From: $6500 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 6
Hawke's Bay

Today you can play a round or two of golf on the course at Cape Kidnappers, another of the world’s top ranking courses.

Alternatively, relax in the spa or enjoy a hike to the gannet colony.

From: $6500 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 7
Hawke's Bay - Lake Wakatipu

Depart Hawke’s Bay on a domestic flight to Queenstown, where you’ll be transferred to your accommodation.

Enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Take a scenic cruise up and down the lake on the 100-year-old steamer TSS Earnslaw, or get the adrenaline pumping with a jet boat ride. Your Lightfoot Travel Designer will be able to advise on activities prior to departure.

From: $6500 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 8
Lake Wakatipu – Milford Sound – Doubtful Sound

Enjoy a day’s excursion to Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound on a combined helicopter and boat adventure.

In the evening, unwind with a massage in the spa.

From: $6500 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 9
Departure

Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.

From: $6500 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing