There will always be an element of indulgence when you finally take in the unspoiled beauty of New Zealand. From the clear blue waters of Akaroa Harbour to the majestic spell-binding grandeur of the South Island, effortless luxury abounds. As the country is slowly opening its doors to tourists, people from all over the world may once again feast on the boundless allure that only New Zealand can offer.
Booking a flight to New Zealand and staying for a week or two is more than enough to jumpstart your appetite for new places and experiences. If you want to see the country in style, here are a few spots to include on your must-see list.
A comfortable stay at a wilderness lodge
Luxury tours around New Zealand won’t be called such if you stay at a second-rate accommodation. If you’re going for the immersive, pick from one of the many rural retreats spread across the country. Wharekauhau is nestled between the lush, green fields and the bush-covered Rimutaka Ranges. Make a grand entrance by taking a helicopter ride from Wellington and bask in the privacy and solitude of the wilderness. The definition of luxury in world-class lodges isn’t so much about the amenities but the warm hospitality. Full-course meals, plush carpets, and personalized service make luxury wildness lodges popular among tourists.
Luxury outdoor adventures
Escape to the shores of the Great Lake and experience an exquisite getaway to Taupo. The area has world-class golf courses, fine dining, flights over awe-inspiring geologic formations, and exclusive cruises. So, it is a fantastic destination to organize a luxury tour with family and friends. Whether you’re taking a brief retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life or treating yourself to a week filled with outdoor activities — such as skydiving, fishing, and fishing charters — Taupo offers fantastic options for a tranquil stay.
Deluxe ski trips
Treat yourself to a memorable winter wonderland experience in one of the many five-star accommodations in New Zealand. Luxury tours include an exhilarating helicopter ride from major cities, including Wellington, Queenstown, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. You can also start your luxury family trip by booking a luxury ride across the Tasman. The untouched snowscape in the beautiful backcountry of the Southern Alps offers exhilarating new experiences from skiing, snowboarding, or simply relaxing in warm outdoor pools as you take in the poignant beauty and solace of winter.
A pleasantly warm winter in Nelson
Surrounded by awe-inspiring peaks to sandy beaches across three national parks, Nelson is the perfect winter getaway if you don’t like the extreme cold. Visit the site of Lord of the Rings or schedule a wine tour in many of its vibrant vineyards by booking a great guided tour. The area is also home to luxurious spas and hot springs where you can unwind after a long day of sightseeing and outdoor adventure.
A few days or even several weeks are not enough to explore the luxury escapes found across New Zealand. To optimize your stay, experts highly recommend getting in touch with an agency specializing in personalizing luxury tours for you and your loved ones.