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Consider the quintessential elements of the ultimate New Zealand holiday - a glorious mix of world-class food and wine, boat cruises amid emerald islands and full immersion in truly magical natural places. The ultimate New Zealand holiday represents pure, indulgent luxury that’s as close to nature as one can get.
Cruising azure waters
Exploring the marine wonderland that is the Bay of Islands on the east coast of the North Island is an important part of any visit to New Zealand. Beautiful Islands, tranquil coves and vibrant marine life abound in this world renowned boating haven. Soak up the sun on the private decks of a spacious sailboat or swim at white sandy beaches as you watch dolphins playing in the clear, blue water. Distinctly different to the Bay of Islands but every bit as beautiful, the tranquil Marlborough Sounds is also home to unforgettable cruising experiences. Be sure to visit Pelorus & Kenepuru Sounds where you can taste the world's best green lipped mussels fresh from the ocean and learn about the fascinating part the Marlborough Sounds played in early New Zealand history.
New Zealand is a stronghold of immaculate vineyards, artisanal foods and fine gourmet restaurants. There are many wonderful places to visit on your quest for the quintessential kiwi culinary experience. Don’t miss a visit to Waiheke Island in Auckland, home to excellent vineyard restaurants including the renowned Mud Brick. Further south, the Hawkes Bay is home to a fabulous array of world class restaurants, cafés and vineyards. For an unforgettable day see the region from above on a Heli Wine Tour, where you’ll appreciate stunning views over Te Mata Peak en route to some unforgettable dining experiences. Near Wellington, the Wairarapa region is known as the heart of the 'Classic New Zealand Wine Trail', home to passionate chefs, artisans and exceptional Pinot noir.
Pristine natural wonders
New Zealand is known for unique, untouched landscapes and fascinating wildlife. When in the Hawke’s Bay, be sure to visit the huge Gannet Colony at Cape Kidnappers. The spectacular cliff formations en route to the colony are something special. Further north you’ll find the largest Kauri Trees in the world in the Waipoua Forest. Tane Mahuta – Lord of the Forest - really is a mighty forest giant and only America’s giant sequoias surpass its titanic proportions. For more unforgettable wildlife encounters, take a nocturnal trip through Zealandia in Wellington. Here, rare native birdlife can be viewed including parrot species and the iconic kiwi, all amidst lush native forest. New Zealand’s natural beauty sets the country apart as a truly unique holiday destination.
Our two-week Pure Indulgence privately escorted tour offers all the elements of a truly magical New Zealand holiday. You’ll enjoy stunning boat cruising, scenic helicopter flights, and world-class food and wine as you soak up New Zealand’s beautiful natural environment. Find out more on our website, or contact us now - we'd love to hear from you.