Wine, Glaciers, and Luxe Lodges

Experience the wild beauty, luxe lodging, and famed wine country of New Zealand’s South Island on this 11-day road trip that takes you from Auckland to Queenstown. Half self-driven, half guided drive, the itinerary will take you along scenic byways including Arthur’s Pass, the highest and most beautiful pass among New Zealand’s Southern Alps. You’ll take to the water during a cruise of Abel Tasman National Park, known for its golden beaches and pristine marine reserves and a privately guided kayak tour of the Marlborough Sounds. In dramatic Glacier Country, you’ll experience the thrill of a heli-glacier hike before you relax in glacier hot pools. Throughout the journey you’ll stay in the South Island’s most luxurious lodges, including Edenhouse, Te Waonui Forest Retreat, and Eichardt’s Private Hotel, where you’ll dine on farm-to-table meals paired with some of New Zealand’s best small batch pinot noirs and sauvignon blancs.

Quick Facts

This 11-day, 10-night Adventure around New Zealand will bring you the best of the South Island.
The trip includes accommodations, most meals, a car rental from Nelson to Blenheim and a driver guide from Christchurch to Queenstown. Guided activities are included.
Pack comfortable clothes and sneakers for daily activities and drives, as well as resort casual clothing for evening meals.

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