Idyllic getaways come in all shapes and sizes and New Zealand has a wonderful choice of luxurious, immersive and private retreats. In this itinerary we go where the roads can't take you; on a farm high in the snow capped mountains, under canvas in an island wildlife sanctuary and to an eco-cabin made out of glass. This is the way to find tranquility and to leave the worries of the world behind you...
Arrive in Auckland and take a helicopter directly to this wildlife sanctuary.
Spend the day exploring the Island with a Maori family.
Travel by helicopter to the beautiful Marlbourgh Sounds.
Take a walk on the Queen Charlotte Track or visit Moturua Island, famous for it's bird life.
Relax and enjoy the spa facilities at Bay of Many Coves or go kayaking in the Sounds.
Transfer by helicopter to Kaikoura, for some whale watching or swimming with seals or dolphins.
Today a helicopter will take you to Annandale Luxury Villas, a place that prides itself on being where the world can't find you!
Explore the Banks Peninsula and go on a cruise to see hector dolphins - the rarest and smallest dolphins in the world.
Relax and take in the coastal views, or join the farmer on Annandale for a tour of the estate.
Fly to Wanaka to Minaret Station, a high country sheep station in Mount Aspsiring National Park.
Options for today include jet boating, fishing ,hiking or you can explore the estate by mountain bike.
You may like to take a helicopter to the iconic Milford Sound.
Today you will fly to Wanaka and then onwards to Doubtful Sound for a night of serenity in the Fiordland.
You will return to Queenstown this afternoon for your flight home, or you could carry on to explore some more of New Zealand.
Click here to read a review of this itinerary in The Telegraph.
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