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Auckland, Rotorua, Hawke's Bay, Nelson, Kaikoura, Christchurch, Queenstown, / New Zealand - Winelands and Wildlife

This 13 night itinerary takes in the best wildlife and wineland areas in both the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Begin your adventure in Auckland - a city considered to be a foodies paradise; while here you can either relax on beautiful beaches, or find your thrills in a sky jump from the Sky Tower. Journey through Rotorua, Hawke's Bay, Nelson, Kaikoura, and Christchurch before ending in Queenstown, the adrenaline capital located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Expect to savour exquisite wines and uncover unique wildlife with each twist and turn.

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Prices are based on 2 sharing and include all economy international and internal flights, accommodation, private transfers, meals as specified and car hire. Meal basis: BB (Bed & Breakfast), HB (Half Board). This itinerary is only a suggestion - our experienced sales team will be happy to put together alternative, bespoke itineraries.

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Auckland, Rotorua, Hawke's Bay, Nelson, Kaikoura, Christchurch, Queenstown, /Itinerary

New Zealand - Winelands and Wildlife

13nights

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Rotorua

Rotorua

Fly to Rotorua for a 2 night stay at Huka Lodge. While here, be wowed by the many geothermal features surrounding the city, including boiling pools of mud, bright green or orange lakes and hot springs. Home to some of the rarest native birds, reptiles and fish, this is a great starting point for any wildlife enthusiast. (HB)

Huka Lodge

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Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay

Take a short drive to Hawke's Bay for a 2 night stay at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. Savour gourmet cuisine washed down by exceptional wines from over 80 wineries in the 'fruit bowl' of New Zealand. There are also numerous flat cycle trails nearby, while charming Napier boasts a fabulous Art Deco inner city. (HB)

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

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Nelson

Nelson

Fly to Nelson for a 2 night stay at Edenhouse. This is the South Island's second oldest city, and it really does have it all - nestled between 3 national parks, sandy beaches, mountain ranges and vineyards, you'll find birds and plants that don't exist anywhere else in the world. (HB)

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Kaikoura

Kaikoura

Drive to the East Coast for a 1 night stay at Hapuka Lodge, where ocean currents converge and conditions attract a cornucopia of marine life including Sperm Whale which can be viewed from boats, light aircrafts and helicopter. (HB)

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses

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Christchurch

Christchurch

Drive to Christchurch for a 2 night stay at Otahuna Lodge. Soak up the historic architecture, art galleries, parks and the River Avon's meandering path while here. Should you wish to venture further, Akaroa and South Canterbury are just a two hour drive away. (HB)

Otahuna Lodge

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Queenstown

Queenstown

Fly to Queenstown for a 3 night stay at Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa. Activities here span from skydiving and jet boating to white water rafting and hot air ballooning. Exquisite wines are to be found in the Central Otago region. (BB)

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa

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Fly home

Return to the airport for the overnight flight to the UK.

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