Lodge Luxury & Milford Sound Helicopter tour from $10,699 per person including international flights

Three fabulous lodges, three spectacular settings incorporating the best of New Zealand's North and South Islands. Three nights at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs (Bay of Islands), three nights at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers (Hawkes Bay) and three nights at Matakauri Lodge (Queenstown). Relax, golf, luxuriate at the spa or explore the regions.

Inclusions

  • Economy air round trip from Los Angeles to Auckland
  • Add-on airfares available from other cities
  • Internal coach class air within New Zealand, Auckland - KeriKeri, KeriKeri - Napier, Napier - Queenstown, Queenstown - Auckland
  • Private airport transfers to each lodge
  • 3 nights Kauri Cliff Lodge - Suite
  • 3 nights The Farm at Cape Kidnappers - Hilltop Suite
  • 3 nights Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown - Suite
  • Full breakfast, daily pre dinner drinks and hors d’oeuvres, gourmet dinner, complimentary mini-bar (excluding liquor and wines) and use of lodge facilities
  • Private Helicopter tour of Milford Sound
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All hotel, local and VAT (Goods & services taxes)
  • Additional sightseeing options available

Itinerary

Day 1 - Depart US
Ask about our options with Premium Economy and Business class airfare.

Day 2 - Cross International Date line

Day 3 - Auckland/Bay of Islands
On arrival into Auckland airport connect by short flight to Kerikeri – the gateway to the Bay of Islands. You will be met on arrival in Kerikeri and transferred by private car service to The Lodge At Kauri Cliffs.

Spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Set on 6,500 acres near Matauri Bay, Kauri Cliffs enjoys a commanding position with spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean overlooking the championship golf course. The beautiful lodge is built in the grand colonial style, with gorgeous living and dining rooms opening on to covered verandahs. Twenty two outlying guest suites and a two bedroom Owner’s Cottage provide the spacious accommodation at this Relais & Chateaux hideaway complete with a fabulous spa beautifully nestled amidst a totara forest with a giant Kauri Tree and gorgeous Pink Beach

Includes full breakfast, lunch, daily pre dinner drinks and hors d’oeuvres, gourmet dinner, complimentary mini-bar (excluding liquor and wines) and use of lodge facilities

Days 5 & 6 - Kauri Cliffs
Perhaps a round of golf included at Kauri Cliffs.  Both the Cavalli Islands and Cape Brett provide a stunning backdrop at Kauri Cliffs, whose 18 spectacular holes were designed by David Harman, fifteen holes boast breathtaking views of the Pacific ocean, while six play alongside cliffs that plunge down to the sea. The course is ranked among the Top 100 in the World, and it’s currently ranked as the #1 Golf Resort in the World by Golf Digest.

Kauri Cliffs Spa is nestled in a Totara forest overlooking a fern-fringed stream and offers an exclusive range of unique experiences by way of the finest holistic therapies and natural, indigenous products. Each treatment room opens onto a private patio and stream, with forest views and bird song to enjoy from the comfort of your treatment bed. Add value to your spa experience by spending leisure time in the sauna, Jacuzzi (spa pool), heated indoor lap pool and state of the art fitness centre equipped with a full spectrum of exercise machines and free weights.

Day 6 - Bay of Islands/Napier
You will be collected from the lodge for your private car service transfer to Kerikeri Airport. Depart Kerikeri by air to Napier via Auckland. On arrival into Napier transfer by a private car service transfer to The Farm At Cape Kidnappers.

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is one of the world’s extraordinary top luxury destinations, set on a 6,000 acre sheep and cattle farm with breathtaking views over the Pacific Ocean in the Hawke’s Bay wine region. With twenty two ultra-comfortable and spacious cottage suites and a four bedroom Owner’s Cottage, and a spectacular Tom Doak designed golf course, all with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean

Overnight: The Farm At Cape Kidnappers Ridge Suite: Includes full breakfast, lunch, daily pre dinner drinks and hors d’oeuvres, gourmet dinner, complimentary mini-bar (excluding liquor and wines) and use of lodge facilities

Days 7 & 8 - Cape Kidnappers
Perhaps a round of golf. Kidnappers features 18 holes of golf designed by world-renowned architect Tom Doak. The course has stunning sea views, playing high above the Pacific atop dramatic cliffs. This layout has been hailed as one of golf’s modern marvels. The course has received numerous accolades and awards, including a ranking among the Top 50 in the World

The Cape Kidnappers Spa is located on the hillside above the lodge. During your spa treatment, experience magnificent views across the valley, towards the sea or over the pine forest to snow-covered Mount Ruapehu. The spa offers 3 treatment rooms (including a couple’s spa suite, perfect for honeymoons). Other features include changing rooms, showers and lockers for your convenience. A menu of massage styles, facials, pedicures, manicures and hair care is available. All spa treatments are 50-80 minutes in length, and packages can be customised to suit your individual needs.

Day 9 - Napier/Queenstown
You will be collected from the lodge for your private car service transfer to Napier Airport. Depart Napier by air to Queenstown via Wellington. On arrival into Queenstown you will be transferred by private car service transfer to Matakauri Lodge.

Spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu with stunning views of the Remarkables mountain ranges, Matakauri Lodge offers luxury accommodation in just eleven suites, each with private terraces looking out to the dramatic vistas. Recently named by Tatler Magazine as one of the “World’s 101 Best Hotels”, and earning a spot in Conde Nast Traveler’s “2011 Hot List”, Matakauri boasts stylish lodge facilities, superb food and wine, and exemplary service. Nestled in one of the world’s most serenely beautiful landscape settings yet just minutes from the attractions of Queenstown, it is the perfect alpine lake side retreat

Overnight: Matakauri Lodge Deluxe Suite: Includes full breakfast, lunch, daily pre dinner drinks and hors d’oeuvres, gourmet dinner, complimentary mini-bar (excluding liquor and wines) and use of lodge facilities

Day 10 - Queenstown - Milford Sound Helicopter/Cruise/Helicopter
Take a magnificent Milford Sound scenic flight option across the Southern Alps. Upon landing in Milford Sound join the Mitre Peak Cruise, an exploratory nature-cruise on this famous fiord. View cascading waterfalls, towering rock faces, unique wildlife and then voyage out past St Anne's Lighthouse to the Tasman Sea. Complete your journey with an exclusive alpine snow landing for the ultimate Fiordland National Park experience. Ask your Aspire expert about adding a lunch option.

Overnight: Matakauri Lodge Deluxe Suite: Includes full breakfast, lunch, daily pre dinner drinks and hors d’oeuvres, gourmet dinner, complimentary mini-bar (excluding liquor and wines) and use of lodge facilities

Day 11 - Queenstown

Overnight: Matakauri Lodge Deluxe Suite: Includes full breakfast, lunch, daily pre dinner drinks and hors d’oeuvres, gourmet dinner, complimentary mini-bar (excluding liquor and wines) and use of lodge facilities

Day 12 - Queenstown
You will be collected for your private car service transfer to Queenstown airport. Depart Queenstown by air to Auckland and connect to International flight back to Los Angeles or onward destination.

 

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Costing Per Person

Starting from $10,699

 

Note: Daily departures, this package is an independent itinerary with flexible departures (not a group tour)

Single Supplement: From $1,299

 

Additional Charges

NZETA & IVL to enter New Zealand $50 per person. Before committing to your trip please ensure you hold a valid passport with at least six months’ validity from the date you plan to return to the USA.

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Additional departure gateways & pricing

Add on airfares (coach) available from most major airports - Add $200 from San Francisco, Add $250 from Dallas, Seattle, add $300 from New York, Denver, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, add $400 from Boston, Miami, Add $450 from Washington DC, Atlanta - ask an Aspire consultant for a quote from your local airport.

Optional Activities, Extensions or Add-Ons & pricing

  • Upgrade to Skycouch (2 pax) from $449 each way*
  • Upgrade to premium economy from $700 per person each way*
  • Upgrade to business class from $2,000 per person each way*
  • Can take the upgrade one way or round trip and combine premium/business classes on same ticket

* Starting from pricing based on Monday through Thursday departures - ask an Aspire consultant for the upgrade fee for travel Friday through Sunday

 

 

Conditions

Package from pricing is based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room) from Los Angeles or San Francisco. Ask an Aspire consultant for pricing for other travel dates. Add-on fares are available from other cities. Certain blackout dates apply on the accommodation and tour value add offers - check with your Aspire consultant. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Hotels are subject to availability. All prices reflect a discount for purchases made by cash/wire transfer/check, please see terms and conditions for credit card payments. There are no discounts for payment made by credit cards. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply.

 

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