7-DAY LUXURY PRIVATE GUIDED GOLF HOLIDAY WITH A LOCAL TOUCH

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OVERVIEW

Experience some of the best local New Zealand golf courses in the South Island showcasing the country’s culture, community spirit, and country charm in stunning surroundings. Selected golf courses are not just about golf, they are selected by experts for personality, rich history, and scenic beauty.

While embracing your passion for golf, you will also get to experience some of the most spectacular highlights, including scenic flights in the South Island, and stay at some of the best small boutique lodges in the country.

Day 1: Welcome to Christchurch & A Day at Clearwater Golf Club
Day 2: Geraldine District Gold Club & Journey to Lake Pukaki
Day 3: Journey to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park & The Grand Traverse Scenic Flight
Day 4: Cromwell Golf Club, Wine Tasting & Lake Wanaka
Day 5: Journey to Queenstown, Tee Off at Jack’s Point Gold Course & Continue to Te Anau
Day 6: Te Anau Golf Club
Day 7: Dusky and Doubtful Sound Heli-Experience & Departure from Te Anau

DURATION

7 days, 6 nights

DESTINATIONS

New Zealand: Christchurch, Queenstown, Canterbury, Otago, Fiordland National Park, Te Anau, Lake Tekapo, Pukaki, Cromwell, Geraldine, Lowburn, Northburn, Jacks
Point

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Unit 8A/141 Flemington Road
Mitchell ACT 2911
INCLUDED

– 6 nights accommodation
– 14 activities
– 1 lunch and 6 dinners
– Airport transfer
– Entrance fees
– Ground transportation
– Licensed English speaking guides

EXCLUDED

– Domestic flights
– Travel insurance
– International flights
– Entry visas / airport departure tax
– Alcohol beverages
– Gratuities
– Personal expenses
– Laundry
– Trekking permits

DAY 1: WELCOME TO CHRISTCHURCH & A DAY AT CLEARWATER GOLF CLUB
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Today, you’ll arrive in Christchurch, meet your driver and personal guide for the trip and head straight to Clearwater Golf Club to kick-off your New Zealand golf trip! Clearwater is a lush oasis providing a golf experience that few destinations can match. A magnificent 18-hole course awaits! Christchurch is one of the world’s most unique destinations, combining  urban regeneration and innovation with heritage, culture and exhilarating activity. In the afternoon, you’ll explore the city.

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Private Driver

09:00 to 10:00

From: Christchurch International Airport
To: Clearwater Golf Club
Your driver and guide for the trip will be waiting to welcome you as you arrive at the airport. The first port of call will be the Clearwater Golf Club. After your round of golf, you’ll be transferred to your accommodation.

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Clearwater Golf Club

10:00 to 15:00
5 hours

The Clearwater Golf Course has proven itself as a venue for international professional golf over 13 consecutive years, yet it offers a rewarding experience to all visitors from the six tee choices.

Walk in the footsteps of Clearwater graduates such as Jason Dufner, Bubba Watson, Jason Day. Jimmy Walker and most recently Lydia Ko, who in February 2015 posted a course and career record low score of 61 whilst ranked as the World Number 1 female player.

With its glistening spring-fed lakes, Clearwater lives up to its name, providing a lush oasis close to the city and Christchurch International Airport that offers a golfing escape and a change of pace that few destinations can match.

A magnificent 18-hole course awaits the international traveller and those closer to home. The members can enjoy the layout as often as they choose, along with an unparalleled member experience where everyone enjoys equal status. The course is complemented by superb practise areas and impressive accompanying facilities including a fleet of modern electric golf carts equipped with GPS.

After your golf, enjoy the best in golfing hospitality in the Member Lounge, savouring the views of the famous closing hole from the comfort of leather lounge chairs, or the wonderful deck area.

Address: 40A Clearwater Avenue, Northwood, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand

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The George

15:00 check-in
09:00 check-out (Day 2)
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The George, a luxury boutique hotel, defines supreme comfort and is renowned for offering a personalised stay with extremely attentive staff. Located in the heart of Christchurch, overlooking the picturesque Hagley Park and River Avon, you will find peaceful Christchurch accommodation just steps from the cultural precinct and top attractions.

The George offers complimentary parking for guests, electric vehicle charging stations, a Tesla charging station and free Wi-Fi.

Address: The George Park Terrace, Christchurch Central, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Christchurch

16:00 to 19:00
3 hours

Christchurch is a vibrant city which is traditionally known as the Garden City due to its award-winning botanical gardens which are over 150 years old and host a great array of exotic and native plants.

The city holds an eclectic mix of historic elegance and contemporary culture, and the Avon River flows gently through its centre making Edwardian-type punt rides the ideal way to see the sights. Alternatively, ride the historic tram around the city or take a bicycle tour.

The city is a vibrant hub of both modern and historic culture, from charming boutique shops to open-air markets. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and breweries to keep your busy during your time here.

The city was devastatingly hit by the 2010/11 earthquakes which destroyed a lot of the city. Christchurch has been rebuilding itself for the past few years and its gradually getting back to its former glorious self.

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Address: Christchurch, New Zealand

DAY 2: GERALDINE DISTRICT GOLD CLUB & JOURNEY TO LAKE PUKAKI
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Today, you’ll journey to your beautiful lakeside lodge on the shores of Lake Pukaki. En route, you’ll stop at the impressive Geraldine District Golf Club to tee off against a beautiful backdrop of magnificent greens and wonderful views of the nearby mountains. A day well spent, you’ll continue your journey to Lake Pukaki, stopped at Lake Tekapo to take in this magnificent blue lake and the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd on its shores.

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Private Driver

10:00 to 11:45

From: Lakestone Lodge
To: Mt Michael Lodge

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Geraldine District Golf Club

10:45 to 16:00
5 hours 15 minutes

Fancy a round of golf in pleasant country surroundings? The Geraldine District Golf Club is the place for you.

The course called “Denfield” is situated on the Orari Back Road just five kilometres from the centre of one of the most attractive rural service towns in Canterbury. The 5544-metre layout is noted for its fine plantings of trees and shrubs, magnificent greens, and wonderful views of the nearby mountains.

Address: 10 Orari Back Road, Orari 7992, New Zealand

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Private Driver

16:00 to 18:00

From: Geraldine District Golf Club
To: Lakestone Lodge

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Lake Tekapo

16:45 to 17:30
45 minutes

Picturesque by day and dazzling by night, Lake Tekapo is part of a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, making it one of the best places in the world to get amazingly clear views of the galaxy.

Lake Tekapo is in the Mackenzie Basin. The township, which goes by the same name, faces north across the incredible turquoise coloured lake and on to the rugged mountainous landscape of the Southern Alps.

The marvellous hue of the water is taken from a fine powder residue from the glaciers of the neighbouring mountain.

Address: Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand

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Lakestone Lodge

18:00 check-in
10:00 check-out (Day 3)
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Imagine waking up to some of the most stunning views in the country…

Lakestone Lodge is an off-the-grid, luxury lodge, positioned in the spectacular site of Lake Pukaki. Opened in 2016, the lodge has just six luxurious rooms, with refined interiors that reflect the serenity and azure colour of the lake.

Sharing a glass fine wine as the sun sets on Mt Cook and watch its reflection descend across the stunning turquoise waters of Lake Pukaki; indulge in a relaxing massage from the onsite spa, do some stargazing from your own private bathtub, staring up at one of the clearest skies in the world.

Lakestone Lodge is the perfect base for some incredible experiences, ready to indulge in.

Address: Lakestone Lodge Tekapo-Twizel Road, Lake Pukaki, Twizel, New Zealand

DAY 3: JOURNEY TO AORAKI MOUNT COOK NATIONAL PARK & THE GRAND TRAVERSE SCENIC FLIGHT
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Today, you’ll take a break from golfing for the day as you leave the lakes behind and journey to the impressive Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. Upon arrival, you’ll take to the skies on the Grand Traverse scenic flight experience which sees you soaring above the Westland National Parks, seeing the region like no other flight. In the afternoon, you’ll have time to explore the park and visit Cromwell, the town established by gold miners in the Gold Rush days of the 1800s.

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Private Driver

10:00 to 11:45

From: Lakestone Lodge
To: Mt Michael Lodge

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The Grand Traverse

12:00 to 13:00
1 hour

The flight of a lifetime, the “Grand Traverse” is a spectacular scenic flight that explores the Mount Cook and Westland National Parks and shows you the region like no other flight.

The Grand Traverse is recognised as the premier Aoraki Mount Cook flight-seeing experience and NZ’s “must-do” scenic flight; this magnificent flight encompasses two UNESCO World Heritage National Parks and 200 kilometres of New Zealand’s most memorable and breathtaking scenery.

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Address: Aoraki / Mount Cook, New Zealand

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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park

13:15 to 16:00
2 hours 45 minutes

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is home to the highest mountains and the longest glaciers. It is alpine in the purest sense – with skyscraping peaks, glaciers and permanent snowfields, all set under a star-studded sky. Although it encompasses 23 peaks over 3000 metres high, this park is very accessible. Far from city lights, the stargazing here is magnificent – Aoraki Mount Cook National Park forms the majority of New Zealand’s only International Dark Sky Reserve.

Mountaineers regard the area to be the best climbing region in Australasia, while less-skilled adventurers find plenty of satisfaction with the mountain walks that lead to alpine tarns, herb fields and spectacular glacier views. Encounters with cheeky kea (mountain parrots) are part of the fun.

At 27 kilometres in length, the mighty Tasman Glacier is a powerful piece of landscaping equipment. While it slowly carves the valley sides, it provides a landing place for small ski planes and helicopters. Surreal, milky lakes are a feature of the park – suspended, glacier-ground rock sediment makes the water opaque.

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Address: Canterbury 7999, New Zealand

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Cromwell

14:30 to 15:30
1 hour

Cromwell was established by gold miners, but now its treasure is stone fruit. Explore nearby ghost towns and soak up the tranquil lakeside scenery.
Located on the shores of Lake Dunstan, Cromwell has the appearance of a modern town, but its history stretches back to the gold rush days of the 1800s. This history is best experienced in ‘Old Cromwell Town’, a feature attraction for visitors. In the 1980s and ’90s, Cromwell underwent a major transformation with the construction of the Clyde Dam power station.

When the dam was completed in 1992, the valley behind it was flooded to create Lake Dunstan. As a result, the original site of Cromwell’s historic business district at the junction of the Kawarau and Clutha Rivers now lies at the bottom of the lake.

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Address: Cromwell, New Zealand

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Mt Michael Lodge

16:00 check-in
10:00 check-out (Day 5)
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Perfectly situated between Queenstown and Wanaka, Mt Michael Lodge overlooks Lake Dunstan framed by the Pisa, Dunstan and Carrick ranges.

A New Zealand boutique bed and breakfast accommodation, the lodges sits on the corner of a picturesque vineyard producing high-quality pinot noir wines. The intimate lodge offers no more than four generously-sized rooms complete with luxury beds, fine linen, bedside units, occasional chairs with spacious en-suite bathrooms and magnificent mountain, lake and vineyard views.

Address: Mt Michael Lodge Lowburn Valley Road, Lowburn, New Zealand

DAY 4: CROMWELL GOLF CLUB, WINE TASTING & LAKE WANAKA
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When touring around the Wanaka and Otago area, you simply have to enjoy a round of golf at the Cromwell Golf Club. This visitor-friendly golf club is centred in the town of Cromwell surrounded by mountains and fruit orchards. Later on, you’ll enjoy a wine tasting at Cloudy Bay The Shed, nestled between
the bronzed hills of the Northburn Vineyard and the splendid Lake Dunstan. Finally, you’ll explore the region of outstanding beauty that includes and surrounds Lake Wanaka.

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Cromwell Golf Club

09:00 to 13:00
4 hours

When touring around the Wanaka and Otago area, check out the Cromwell Golf Club. This visitor-friendly golf club is centered in the town of Cromwell surrounded by mountains and fruit orchards. Home of the NZ Open Final Qualifier, the 18-hole tournament course is widely considered to be one of the best inland links courses and is located further from the sea than any other course in New Zealand.

Address: Otago 9310, New Zealand

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Wine Tasting at The Cloudy Bay Shed

14:00 to 16:00
2 hours

Nestled between the bronzed hills of our Northburn Vineyard and the splendid Lake Dunstan, this Central Otago Cellar Door showcases the full range of Cloudy Bay wines.

In winter, the burning fireplaces invite visitors to enjoy a tasting flight in a cosy and warm atmosphere, whereas in summer our breathtaking outdoor spaces appeal to those wishing to indulge in a moment of relaxation.

A lunch menu is also available to pair with the wines. Dive into the best Cloudy Bay experience, in a naturally luxurious environment. One or several experiences can be selected and combined according to your wishes and time availability.

Address: 45 Northburn Station Road RD3, Central Otago, Cromwell 9383, New Zealand

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Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico

10:00 to 10:45
45 minutes

One of the most important churches in the city, the Basilica of San Domenico, also known as Basilica Cateriniana of Siena dates back to the 13th century. However, it owes its gothic appearance to the enlargement of the 14th century.

Due to fires throughout the 15th and 16th century, a large number of features of the basilica church were destroyed; the lofty bell tower was reduced in height following an 18th-century earthquake. Home to many relics of St. Catherine of Siena, the church is situated close to the family home. At the same time as the church, several other buildings were built including the Chapter, the Old Sacristy, the Refectory and the Dormitory.

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Address: Piazza San Domenico, 1, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

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Lake Wanaka

16:00 to 17:30
1 hour 30 minutes

Covering an area of 192 kilometres-squared, Lake Wanaka is New Zealand’s fourth largest lake. Situated in the stunning alp region of the South Island, the Wanaka region continues to draw travellers in with its breathtaking natural beauty and hive of activity.

The town by the same name, Wanaka, sits at the foot of the lake and is a popular destination filled with galleries, boutique shops and a number of cool cafes and restaurants. It’s proximity to the UNESCO-listed Mt Aspiring National Park makes Wanaka the ultimate base for outdoor activities.

Even though it has four distinct seasons, Lake Wanaka is a year-round destination bringing watersports enthusiasts, hikers and cyclists in summer, skiers and snowboarders in winter, trekkers in spring and photographers in Autumn to catch the beautiful oranges and reds on the trees which frame the lake.
Whichever way you choose to explore this outstanding region, whether that be by a scenic flight, a boat on the water, on a bicycle or on foot, you’ll be impressed by its sheer natural beauty.

Address: Lake Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand

DAY 5: JOURNEY TO QUEENSTOWN, TEE OFF AT JACK’S POINT GOLD COURSE & CONTINUE TO TE ANAU
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Today is another day of golf, this time in New Zealand’s adventure capital, Queenstown. After a short drive, you’ll tee off at Jack’s Point. Amongst the top 50 in the world, Jack’s Point is set against a backdrop of 2300 vertical metres of the Remarkables mountain range and an armchair view of outstanding lake panoramas. It is one of the most visually spectacular golf courses in the world. You’ll have time to explore Queenstown in the afternoon before continuing to
your lodge in Te Anau.

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Private Driver

10:00 to 11:00

From: Mt Michael Lodge
To: Jack’s Point Golf Course & Restaurant

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Jack’s Point Golf Course & Restaurant

11:00 to 15:00
4 hours

Amongst the top 50 in the world, the number two ranked golf course in New Zealand is Jack’s Point. With a backdrop of 2300 vertical metres of the Remarkables mountain range and an armchair view of outstanding lake panoramas, Jack’s Point Golf course is one of the most visually spectacular in the
world.

As an 18-hole par-72 championship course offers golfers an exciting challenge with five tee positions to choose from, providing all golfers an unforgettable golf experience. Jack’s Point is only 20 minutes from downtown Queenstown, the course is open for all visitors to enjoy 7 days a week in season.

While this is a private course, they welcome the opportunity to show case the championship course to the golfing fraternity. The course has been designed around the natural landscape, with minimal excavation. The course measures 6388 metres (6986 yards) from the championship tees and is built on the most spectacular of Jack’s Point terrain.

Designed in harmony with the natural environment, the course weaves through native tussock grasslands, dramatic rock outcrops, steep bluffs and swathes of native bush to the edge of Lake Wakatipu. The presentation of the course is  second to none, which makes Jack’s Point one of the world’s
great golfing experiences.

Address: Jack’s Point Restaurant, 9348, Mcadam Drive, Kawarau Falls 9371, New Zealand

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Queenstown

15:00 to 17:00
2 hours

Queenstown is the ultimate adventure destination with exciting activities amidst some of New Zealand’s most spectacular natural scenery.

The town likes to be known as the ‘adventure capital of the world’, and it is not hard to see why with the enormous array of adrenaline-packed adventures that are available to explore.

Travellers from all over the world flock to Queenstown to experience activities such as skiing, 4×4 driving, golf and ziplining. Water sports like kayaking, jet boating and river rafting are the perfect way to enjoy Queenstown’s beautiful lakes.

Other activities like skydiving and bungy jumping offer an exhilarating day out and a great way to see the landscape of Queenstown from an entirely different angle.

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Address: Queenstown, New Zealand

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Private Driver

17:00 to 18:45

From: Queenstown
To: Te Anau

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Fiordland Lodge Te Anau

18:45 check-in
10:00 check-out (Day 7)
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Set in the World Heritage Area of Fiordland National Park, Fiordland Lodge Te Anau is the perfect from which to explore the surrounding area including Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound.

At the lodge, a maximum of 27 guests can be accommodating in a number of luxurious lodge rooms, studios, cabins and suites. All of the suites and rooms feature superb views, beautiful decore reflecting the landscape and private bathrooms.

By day, you’ll be out exploring the park but by night you’ll explore the park with your tastebuds at Fiordland Lodge’s restaurant. Here, you can experience the region from land and sea through local produce. Further complimenting the experience, you can choose from a number of wines from the lodge’s two wine cellars.

Address: Fiordland Lodge Te Anau, Te Anau, New Zealand

DAY 6: TE ANAU GOLF CLUB
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The perfect base from which to explore the sounds of the South Island including Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound, today you’ll spend the day in Te Anau. Situated next to spectacular Lake Te Anau and surrounded by the Fiordland National Park, the Te Anau Golf Club is a hidden gem and one of New Zealand’s most picturesque golf courses. Today, you’ll have the chance to tee off at the 18-hole challenging par 72 courses with the unique view of the majestic mountain scenery.

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Te Anau Golf Club

09:00 to 13:00
4 hours

Situated next to spectacular Lake Te Anau and surrounded by  the Fiordland National Park, the Te Anau Golf Club is a hidden gem and one of New Zealand’s most picturesque golf courses.

Located halfway between Queenstown and Milford Sound, Te Anau is a wonderful place to visit. Stopover for a few days and with such a magnificent golf course you’ll be glad you did! The 18-hole challenging par 72 courses are neatly presented and a delight to play either winter or summer.

Each hole offers a unique view of the majestic mountain scenery and the constantly changing lake character. It is hard to find a more beautiful golfing environment.

Address: Golf Course Road, Te Anau 9679, New Zealand

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Te Anau

14:00 to 17:00
3 hours

Te Anau is the perfect town to base yourself from to visit Milford Sound. Nestled on the edge of a lake, there are many options for accommodation. The picturesque township of Te Anau is the main visitor base for the glacier-carved wilderness that is Fiordland National Park.

Restaurants are plentiful and give visitors the opportunity to sample delicious local fare like venison, lobster and seafood.

At the Department of Conservation Visitor Centre, you can make plans to walk the Milford, Routeburn or Kepler Tracks. Apart from hiking, popular local activities include scenic flights, lake cruising, fishing, kayaking and exploring the Te Ana-au Glowworm caves. There’s also a bird sanctuary that
specialises in native birds.

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Address: Te Anau, New Zealand

DAY 7: DUSKY AND DOUBTFUL SOUND HELI-EXPERIENCE & DEPARTURE FROM TE ANAU
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To finish the trip on a high, you’ll take to the skies on the Fiordland Helicopters’ Dusky and Doubtful Sound Heli-Experience. You’ll visit the southern part of the South Island’s West Coast and experience the many scattered islands and early history unique to New Zealand’s largest fiord, Dusky Sound. Your return journey will take you to the head of Doubtful Sound, through the hidden valley of Campbell’s Kingdom. After a day taking in the stunning Fiordland scenery, you’ll head to the airport.

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Fiordland Helicopters Dusky & Doubtful Sound Heli-Experience

10:00 to 11:45
1 hour 45 minutes

You’ll visit the southern part of the South Island’s wild West Coast and experience the many scattered islands and early history unique to New Zealand’s largest fiord, Dusky Sound. Your return journey will take you to the head of Doubtful Sound, through the hidden valley of Campbell’s Kingdom and back down the Southern Arm of Lake Te Anau.

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Address: 6 Milford Crescent, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand

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Fiordland National Park

12:00 to 15:00
3 hours

When thinking of the dramatic landscape that characterises New Zealand so well, Fiordland National Park will fit the bill. Steep gorges, glass-like lakes, snow-capped mountains, this national park is over 1.2 million hectares in size, and from the rainforests to the fiords, each part is as beautiful as the next.

Spend your time in the national park following hiking trails to discover the astonishing variety of endemic flora and fauna that are found here, including the Takahe, a bird that was thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered here in 1948. Nature here is rugged and untouched; retaining a remote feel due to the steep mountains that stop it from being inhabited.

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Address: Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

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Private Driver

15:00 to 17:00

From: Te Anau
To: Queenstown Airport

VERONIKA, THE LOCAL DESIGNER

This European born “Kiwi” has earned her tour business an exceptional reputation as a leader in NZ’s tourism trade, both here and abroad. She has been personally guiding hundreds of premium luxury travelers over the last 20 years around New Zealand and introduced many to a unique experience and hidden treasure often off the beaten treks. She says she found an inner rapport with New Zealand’s abundant water, flora, fauna, and last, but not least, its people – especially the native Māori and the richness of their culture.

“The traditions of the Māori are intensely intriguing, their lifestyle, their relationship with nature and family orientation all appeal to me”, Veronika reflects, finally adding…”Here, I can truly be myself.” Her love and passion for elite travel in New Zealand are infectious. “I listen to my clients’ requests carefully to develop an understanding of their wishes. And, in the end,
they trust me to design their personal holiday”, she says with a smile.

“The beauty of New Zealand”, she says, “is that we still have generous access to its natural abundance and unique experiences. It is the most extraordinary playground on earth!” And, for Veronika, this is perfect traveling. She says to see nature from all perspectives – whether by aircraft, boat, car, or walking – allows her guests a truly unique encounter. Veronika is married a dairy farmer and lives on a 600ha farm with 1400 milking cows.

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COVERAGE

New Zealand

BASED IN

Tokoroa, New Zealand

EXPERTISE

Adventure, Cruising, Food & Drink, Outdoors & Nature, Sightseeing

LANGUAGES

English, German