New Zealand & Fiji

Wrinkled Green Appearance of Hills and Mountains along the coastline of Northland, New Zealand
IDEAL LENGTH 17 nights
Price From $24,150 pp
When to Go Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

New Zealand & Fiji

Hike and sightsee as you embark on a little road trip through New Zealand's North Island before setting off for a luxury beach destination of a lifetime. New Zealand and Fiji paired perfectly for those looking for a two-week curated trip combining culture and beach.

Day 1

Day 1
Arrival New Zealand

Upon arrival you’ll be met by your guide and escorted to your accommodation.

Day 2

Day 2

Today will be spent at your leisure in Auckland. 

Visit the Auckland Museum, The New Gallery Auckland, the Zoological Park, or the Winter Garden; sail around Waitemata Harbour, climb the Auckland Harbour Bridge or head on a Whale and Dolphin Safari Cruise or a day trip to beachy Waiheke Island.

You'll have our list of recommendations and your Lightfoot Travel Designer will be able to suggest activities prior to departure.

Day 3

Day 3
Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua

Pick up your hire car and drive to Rotorua via Waitomo on the self-drive route planned for you. 

Stop at the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and marvel at the ancient underground labyrinth of limestone caves and grottos along the way. 

Day 4

Day 4
A day at Wai-O-Tapu

Visit Wai-O-Tapu (Sacred Waters) New Zealand’s most colorful and diverse active volcanic area with dramatic geysers, mineral terraces, lakes, craters, and bubbling mud pools. As you follow the trails you are introduced to a uniquely different natural landscape, the key to what you see lies below the surface, of one of the most extensive geothermal systems in New Zealand extending over 18 square kilometers.

Day 5

Day 5
Rotorua - Lake Taupo

Visit the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute and Te Puia Thermal Reserve where you’ll enjoy a Maori cultural experience before entering the thermal area with silica terraces, bubbling mud pools and unique geothermal vegetation. 

You’ll then make your way to Taupo.

Day 6

Day 6
Guided Walk to Kawakawa Bay & Lake Taupo Cruise

Enjoy a guided walk through native bush to Kawakawa Bay in the Western Bays of Lake Taupo. Afterwards, embark on a half day cruise visiting bays and inlets only accessible by boat.

Day 7

Day 7
Lake Taupo

Spend today at your leisure. 

We recommend golf at Wairakei International Course, a WD flies fishing, a scenic helicopter flight over Mt Tarawera and White Island, experiencing The Aratiatia Rapids and surrounding nature trails, or a jet boat ride on the Waikato River.

Day 8

Day 8
Taupo - Hawke’s Bay (Self Drive)

Today, you’ll drive your hire car to Hawke’s Bay.

Stop to see Huka Falls and continue along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Napier where you can go on a relaxing walk or indulge in some shopping.

Day 9

Day 9
Cape Kidnappers Kiwi Sanctuary

Visit New Zealand's native bird, the kiwi, in the wild. You’ll get to see the guides carrying out monitoring of the kiwi chicks after they’ve been released on to the property, and you can join them as they check the radio transmitters and weigh and measure the birds to monitor their wellbeing. 

Day 10

Day 10
Gannet Colony

Today will be spent at your leisure. 

Visit vineyards including Craggy Range, Te Mata Estate, Elephant Hill and New Zealand’s historic Mission Vineyard; drive up Te Mata Peak for stunning views; relax on Waimarama and Ocean Beach; or play golf at one of the most renowned golf course at Cape Kidnappers. 

Your Lightfoot Travel Designer will be able to advise you on activities prior to departure. 

Day 11

Day 11
Hawkes Bay - Auckland (self drive)

Today you’ll drive to Auckland. En route, stop at the Kaimai Cheese Company at Waharoa, and visit the Hobbiton movie set, the location for the Lord of the Rings.

Day 12

Day 12
Aukland - Fiji

After checking out, you’ll be transferred to Auckland Airport by car, in time for your onward flight to Fiji.

On arrival at Fiji Island, you will be escorted to the resort of your choice.

Day 13-17

Day 13

Relax in your beach paradise. Try surfing, paddleboarding, scuba diving, yoga; go island hopping around the Mamanuca Islands; enjoy a sunset cruise followed by watching films under the stars.

Here you can go scuba diving and snorkeling to enjoy manta ray sightings, visit waterfalls, and go on an island-hopping picnic. Alternatively, find a spot under a shady palm tree and kick back with a book. 

Your Lightfoot Travel Designer will be able to advise on activities prior to departure.

Day 18

Day 14

Today you’ll be taken by seaplane to Nadi Airport for your onward journey.

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itinerary highlights
  • See the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves at Rotorua
  • Experience the best of New Zealand's luxury lodges and Mount Tarawera
  • Witness the majestic Huka Falls, New Zealand
  • Snorkel and scuba dive with Manta-rays and reef sharks
  • Meet the local Fijian people - some of the friendliest people in the world!
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