scenic adventures and rugby stars

DAYS One to four

Queenstown & Milford Sound

You will be driven in style to Matakauri Lodge upon arrival in Queenstown. Settle into the palatial Owner’s Cottage and absorb the truly impressive, imposing mountain vista.

More luxe lakeside home than a hotel, it is equipped with a private outdoor Jacuzzi, spacious interiors, private dining spaces and the services of a private chef.

Enjoy a spectacular Fiordland Helicopter tour of Queenstown and stunning beauty of mountains, lakes, fiords and vistas beyond imagination.
See the famous Milford Track en route to the Tasman Sea and West Coast before flying the length of Milford Sound past sheer cliffs and streaming waterfalls. An exhilarating flight past the spectacular mountains and blue-green ice-falls, and land on Mt Tutoko Glacier, with awe-inspiring ice formations and astounding crevasses.

Land and savour an alpine picnic amongst the peace and tranquillity of the wilderness that will be etched in your memory.

DAYS five to eight

Mount Cook, Aoraki

You're staying at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, set in  forest wilderness overlooking the turquoise blue waters of Lake Pukaki. It's right on the doorstep of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park located in the beautiful and unique Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage Area.

Marvel at the crystal lakes and enjoy hiking close by Aoraki/Mount Cook.

Explore the huge dripping ice-face of New Zealand's largest glacier.  Watch and listen to the ice melting before your eyes in this tranquil glacial lake nestled in the Southern Alps of New Zealand.

Imagine sitting in the hot tub stargazing under this amazingly dark sky with only the stars above and the silence of the mountains surrounding you!  At the right time of year, this is a perfect viewing spot for the Aurora Australis. 

Experience the stargazing thrill of peering deep into the cosmos with telescopes powerful to uncover ancient secrets and patterns beyond the mind’s eye.

DAYS nine to twelve

Rugby Stars and  Coastal

Onto Scrubby Bay Villa at Annandale, an authentic farming station, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Pigeon Bay. Gourmet Food and luxury lodging with all the trimmings delivered with complete privacy. 

Enjoy waking up to the stunning vista and get ready for a day like no other.  All Blacks Legend, and accomplished helicopter pilot, Richie McCaw will chopper in to your property and take you to a central Christchurch Park Rugby Ground to meet your host, who on this occasion is Ben Blair, a Canterbury Crusader.

You will get to run onto the field and be put through your paces with drills, kicking and passing tips. The rugby players will share stories from their great playing feats and provide insights on how to take your game to the next level.

After a picnic lunch at your villa, enjoy a guided 4WD tour of Annandale farm, taking you over rugged tracks, scenic locations, and the historic woolshed, seeing livestock up close and experiencing some of the practical sides of a working farm. Maybe, you’ll see a sheep being shorn!

Explore the Banks Peninsula which crowns the spectacularly scenic East Coast, encompassing numerous harbours, glistening bays, and secluded coves as well as ancient volcanoes in the interior.
An Akaroa boat charter and fun afternoon out at sea with dolphins, and hopefully spotting endangered Hector Dolphins. Round out this nature indulgence, with a true backcountry 4WD Scenic Tour through the Cass Valley’s breathtaking wilderness & New Zealand’s finest merino wool High Country Stations.

Complete your scenic adventures holiday feeling refreshed, recharged and reinvigorated!


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