Best of New Zealand Women's Tour

Contact Us March 26th - April 7th, 2018 13 days

In response to demand, we’ve created another Women’s Tour for March 2018! This tour features the same itinerary as our Highlights and Hot Spots tour, but with a broader range of accommodations (3-5*) and with the ability to choose the activities you desire rather than having them all included. We’ve still included some Must-Dos with our trusted local partners. You’ll enjoy gorgeous Waiheke Island with a local Maori guide who offers an in-depth perspective into Maori culture, taste gourmet cuisine in a private garden, learn about our farming heritage on a private farm, and taste the fruits of labour in a private vineyard tour, to name just a few. Spending time with the locals offers a unique and authentic taste of life in New Zealand. You'll also experience the other worldly geothermal wonderland of Rotorua and be in awe of the wild and stunning natural beauty of the South Island’s mountains, lakes, and wilderness. This trip is designed to be the perfect blend of relaxed pace, gourmet food and wine, and soft and thrilling adventure, all in the company of other like-minded, fun loving women. No minimum level of fitness is required for this trip.

Day 1: Auckland – Waiheke Island

Welcome to New Zealand!

  • Relax on Waiheke Island, with its gorgeous vineyards, ocean vistas, boutique shops and cafes, and white sand beaches.
  • Gather with your travel mates for a welcome dinner.

Day 2: Waiheke Island

  • Experience an exclusive visit to a community marae, an ancestral Maori meeting house with your local Maori guide.
  • Walk through native bush learning about traditional and medicinal Maori uses for native plants.
  • Play with Maori musical instruments and weave a souvenir from harakeke (native flax).

Day 3: Waiheke Island - Rotorua

  • Journey through the rolling hills of the North Island’s farming heartland.
  • View the clearest waters with a short walk to a natural spring set in lush native bush.
    • Total Drive time: : 3 hr 30 min
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Cedarwood Lakeside, 3+ Star

Day 4: Rotorua

  • Explore the shops or choose to zipline through the forest canopy, visit the Hobbiton Movie Set, or take a flight over an active volcano.
  • Marvel at a geothermal wonderful with its bubbling geysers, steaming fumaroles, and plopping mudpools.

Day 5: Rotorua – Christchurch

  • Fly to Christchurch, and join your local guide for an insider’s view of this resilient city, rebuilding itself after the devastating earthquakes of 2011.
    • Total Drive time: 30 min
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Accommodation: The Classic Villa, 5 Star

Day 6: Christchurch

  • Appreciate the creations of talented New Zealand artists in a lovely art gallery on your journey toward Akaroa Penninsula.
  • Travel along the summit of an ancient volcano with spectacular ocean views.
  • Delight in a visit to the home and garden of local chefs, meeting their small farm animals and savouring their delicious lunch prepared from local, seasonal produce.
  • Be awed by the years of dedication evident at the Giant’s House in Akaroa, a stunning collection of giant whimsical, flamboyant and eccentric mosaic sculptures.
    • Total Drive time: 3 hr
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Accommodation: The Classic Villa, 5 Star

Day 7: Christchurch – Mt. Cook

  • Journey towards the spectacular Southern Alps and Mt. Cook enjoying turquoise lake views along the way.
  • Marvel at the stars this evening, appreciating your lodging in the middle of an international dark sky reserve.
    • Total Drive time: 4 hrs 30 min
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Aoraki Court, 4 Star

Day 8: Mt. Cook - Wanaka

  • Join your local guide for an easy 3 hour hike along the Hooker Valley trail, surrounded by mountain and glacier views, experiencing New Zealand’s epic swing bridges.
  • Relax in your lake-side lodging, wondering how the scenery just keeps getting better!
    • Total Drive time: 2 hr 30 min
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Edgewater, 4+ Star

Day 9: Wanaka

  • Enjoy a free day in this funky lakeside town.
  • Wander the shops with discovering quality New Zealand made products, or choose to add a stunning flight over glaciers into the iconic Milford Sound, explore the region’s vineyards on a wine tour, paraglide your afternoon away, or bike the scenic lakefront shoreline.
    • Total Drive time: 0 hr
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Edgewater, 4+ Star

Day 10: Wanaka

  • Learn from a local about our farming heritage in an exclusive visit to a private high country station (large farm/ranch) watching how sheep are shorn.
  • Choose to add a thrilling jet boat ride on the glacier fed waters of a braided river into a wilderness environment and a heli-glacier flight and landing for a once in a lifetime experience.
    • Total Drive time: 0 hr (driving on 4WD tour)
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Edgewater, 4+ Star

Day 11: Wanaka – Arrowtown – Queenstown

  • Cross the highest main road in New Zealand on your way to Queenstown.
  • Wander through the quaint historic gold mining town of Arrowtown, filled with cafes, restaurants, galleries, and boutique shops.
  • Visit a private vineyard with a local winemaker, tasting the wines and enjoying a vineyard dinner.

Day 12: Queenstown

  • Relax in gorgeous Queenstown this morning.
  • Breathe in the splendid views from the gondola above Queenstown.
  • Enjoy our final dinner with new friends on the lakeshore and share stories and favourite memories of the trip.

Day 13: Queenstown - Farewell

  • Bid farewell to new friends.
  • Start planning your next trip to the land of the long white cloud, Aotearoa.
    • Total Drive time: 0 hr
    • Meals: Breakfast

What's Included:

  • Private New Zealand Tour Guide, who will be with you throughout your entire tour
  • Private Coach Transportation
  • 12 Nights Lodging in 3, 4 and 5 Star Accommodation
  • Admission to geothermal area, Giant's House, and Queenstown gondola
  • Ferry Fare to Waiheke Island
  • Domestic Flight - Rotorua to Christchurch
  • Meals: 12 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Free time to explore on your own or simply relax in the beautiful surroundings
  • And of course the opportunity to share this once-in-a-lifetime adventure with like-minded travellers

Also included: Meet our trusted local partners who will guide you for the following experiences:

  • Exclusive Maori Culture Tour
  • Exclusive Walking Tour of Christchurch
  • Exclusive Gourmet Lunch with Local Chefs
  • Mt. Cook Hooker Valley Walk
  • Exclusive High-Country Sheep Station Visit
  • Exclusive Winery Tour and Dinner

Enhance your trip by choosing to add:

  • Ziplining (Rotorua)
  • Volcano Scenic flight (Rotorua)
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour (Rotorua)
  • Wine Tour (Wanaka)
  • Paragliding (Wanaka)
  • Wilderness Valley Jet-Boat Experience (Wanaka)
  • Heli-glacier flight and landing (Wanaka)
  • Milford Sound Flight and Cruise (Wanaka>

There’s still so much more to see and do! Talk to us about extending your stay if you’ve got more time and we’ll plan some extra days for you.

(See US$ exchange rate below)

based on double occupancy/twin share
Single Supplement: NZ$1,930


A deposit of NZ$1,000 holds your spot on this incredible tour. This deposit is non-refundable. Get in quick - Don’t miss out!

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