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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 in the Bay of Islands, three nights at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers in the Hawkes Bay region and three nights at Matakauri Lodge Queenstown. Whether to 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 - Deluxe Suite
  • 3 nights The Farm at Cape Kidnappers - Hilltop Suite
  • 3 nights Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown - Lodge 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

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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

Overnight: The Lodge At Kauri Cliffs 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 4 - 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.

Overnight: The Lodge At Kauri Cliffs 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 5 - Kauri Cliffs

Overnight: The Lodge At Kauri Cliffs 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 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

Day 7 - 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.

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

Day 8 - Cape Kidnappers

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

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 - Private Helicopter Tour of Milford Sound
Journey through New Zealand's most dramatic scenery. This captivating flight takes you over secluded alpine lakes, lush rainforest, and past rugged peaks. Experience the grandeur of the Southern Alps enroute to landing at The Divide. Fly into the heartland of Fiordland National Park experiencing unparalleled views of world famous Milford Sound and Mitre Peak before landing. Homeward, experience an alpine snow landing before returning to Queenstown. Tour concludes approximately 60 minutes after commencement.

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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Conditions

From pricing is valid for departures until 31 March 2017 for purchase by 31 March 2017. Prices are per person based on double occupancy departures from Los Angeles. Add-on fares are available from other cities. Certain black out 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.