On Southern Crossings’ Multigenerational Memories itinerary, you’ll discover the absolute best of New Zealand, creating memories that last a lifetime.
In the picturesque Bay of Islands, you’ll cruise the region’s pristine coves on a private vessel and get a bird’s eye view of this stunning seascape via helicopter.In the captivating geothermal region of Rotorua and Taupo, you’ll discover Maori history, roll in a ‘Zorb’, hike in native bush and try your hand at trout fishing. In the sunny Hawkes Bay, tour a kiwi sanctuary and visit world-class vineyards on bike.
Head south to Christchurch, where you’ll spot rare marine life, including seals, penguins and dolphins near Banks Peninsula. In Queenstown and Wanaka, tour the famed Southern Alps and Milford Sound via helicopter, and feel the rush aboard a jet boat speeding down the Dart River.
At every turn, your accommodation and dining is the very finest New Zealand has to offer, making this trip a truly unforgettable family experience.
Three nights at Eagles Nest
Two nights at Huka Lodge
Three nights at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
Two nights at Otahuna Lodge
Two nights at Minaret Station
Two nights at Blanket Bay
Airside meet and greet
Private vehicle and driver transfers throughout
Private helicopter excursion to Hole in the Rock
Private full day boat charter including lunch
Private half day touring of Rotorua including a private tour of Ohinemutu
Private Kawakawa to Kinloch hike with private cruise on Lake Taupo including lunch
Kiwi Discovery tour at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
Private half day touring of the Hawke’s Bay
Private return helicopter transfers to Minaret Station
Private helicopter excursion to Milford Sound
Private Dart River Jet Safari
New Zealand Goods and Service Tax at 15%
Total cost for six adults based on double and twin occupancy based on travel in September is from NZ$126,440.00.
Eagles Nest is a world class retreat overlooking the spectacular Bay of Islands and designed in an eclectic, international, contemporary style.
Within easy walking distance of the historic village of Russell, the estate offers five multi-award-winning luxury villas, four of which offer their own private heated infinity edge lap pools.
Talented resident chefs prepare cuisine featuring regional delicacies in true Pacific style matched with New Zealand wines.
All guests are welcomed with a complimentary bottle of Louis Roederer Champagne as they settle into this spectacular property.
The unique personal concierge service offered throughout a guests stay, extends to meals - from casual barbeques to degustations, provisioning, complimentary Russell return chauffeur driven transfers, spa services, personal chef services and activity/travel arrangements specifically catered to guests interests and wants.
Eagles Nest is truly somewhere between seven stars and heaven.
Huka Lodge has long been considered one of the top retreats in the world, with an extensive and continuous list of prestigious awards bearing testament to this. Nestling within a riverside location of great natural beauty, guests find true relaxation and inner peace as the real world is left behind. Nurtured by gourmet food, fine wine and attentive service guests luxuriate within the privacy of 17-acres of manicured grounds, within a Garden of National Significance. With over 20 unique and deliberately romantic venues available for private dining, guests are spoilt for choice and every last detail is considered for their comfort.
The charming Irishman Alan Pye founded Huka Lodge during the 1920s and it quickly established a reputation for the generous nature and style of its hospitality. This fine tradition continues to this very day with Huka Lodge still finding favour with the world’s most discerning travellers. Guests are made to feel very relaxed and within a ‘home away from home’ while staying at the Lodge, with service being both solicitous and anticipatory in nature. There is a strong desire to ensure that guests have a wonderful time during their stay at this iconic property.
The Lodge & Golf Course at Cape Kidnappers, known as ‘The Farm’ is set on a 6,000 acre sheep and cattle farm which encompasses land reminiscent of the American West, but plunges 800 feet into the sea.
Cape Kidnappers is the sister property to Kauri Cliffs and Matakauri Lodge. The spectacular Tom Doak designed Golf Course is ranked 22nd in the world.
On the exterior, the lodge resembles a cluster of farm buildings, whilst on the interior guests will find graciously scaled rooms full of natural light and unexpected treasures. Comfort and ease are at a premium with each room taking on a character of its own while harkening back to the rural feeling of the New Zealand sheep station.
Spacious cottages, each with breathtaking views, open to large porches overlooking a stunning Pacific panorama.
The lodge offers two dining rooms and a covered loggia. Other rooms within the lodge include a lounge-living room, library, intimate sitting rooms, and wine cellar.
Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s premier wine region. Boasting a Mediterranean like climate, diverse landscape, award winning produce, unique wildlife and stunning Art-Deco architecture.
Otahuna was built in the nineteenth century for prominent parliamentarian and philanthropist Sir Heaton Rhodes. An enduring testament to his love for the finer things in life, the homestead is considered one of the best examples of ‘Queen Anne’ or ‘Arts and Crafts” style architecture in Australasia. The homestead retains many original decorative features including gingerbread mantlepieces, stained glass windows, 4-metre coffered ceilings and 15 wood-burning fireplaces including some in guest bedrooms and bathrooms. Outside, the 120-year old gardens offer panoramic vistas of the Southern Alps, formal beds with mature exotic trees, and hidden glades waiting to be discovered.
The Lodge offers a hosted environment with a dedicated staff working to create a number of personalised moments to delight guests. At dinner, guests may dine communally in the opulent formal dining room where ornate original wallpaper, a roaring fire and sparkling candlesticks exemplify the gracious living of the Victorian era. Alternatively, they may retreat to a private table for two in the sunken wine cellar, the intimate library, the drawing room turret, or a location of their choosing.
Minaret Station is a 50,000 acre working high country farm, home to some 10,000 deer, 7000 sheep and 1000 cattle raised for supply to premium export and domestic markets.
Beyond the mustering runs, nestled in amongst the spectacular Southern Alps and bordering the UNESCO World Heritage listed Mt Aspiring National Park, lies the luxurious and remote Alpine Lodge. Located at an elevation of 915 metres, the surrounds echo classic ‘Lord of the Rings’ territory.
Set at the head of a picturesque glacial valley within the untouched landscapes and beauty of the Southern Alps, Minaret Station Alpine Lodge is accessible only by helicopter.
Guests to the Station are treated to an exclusive and authentic experience framed by the rugged beauty of a secluded mountain landscape and will enjoy a level of comfort and style never before available in New Zealand’s wilderness.
In addition to the Alpine Lodge, Minaret Station offer guests to the region extensive guided helicopter excursions including through Fiordland and Dusky Sound and Mt Cook.
Visitors to Minaret Station Alpine Lodge are welcomed as guests, but depart as family. The property is owned by the Wallis family who have a deep affinity with the outdoors. They lead a friendly and experienced team, passionate about delivering memorable experiences time and time again.
A team of hosts, pilots, guides, chefs and housekeeping staff pride themselves in providing each guest with an intimate and personalised level of service from the moment the first enquiry is made.
This magnificent Lodge provides facilities and accommodation that eclipses the best New Zealand has to offer. Situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu on a 10,000 acre high country farm with quintessential South Island lake and mountain views, Blanket Bay is perfectly positioned to experience all this region has to offer.
Blanket Bay is consistently voted one of the world’s best Lodges by many prestigious publications and organizations such as Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic, The Discovery Channel, Virtuoso, Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report, The Robb Report and Small Luxury Hotels of the World, to name a few.
A la Carte dining reflecting Pacific Rim cuisine will be served in one of three dining rooms or outside on a balcony. Whichever you choose, all feature huge log-burning fireplaces.
Eagles Nest Huka Lodge The Farm at Cape Kidnappers Otahuna Lodge Minaret Station Blanket Bay