9 Day New Zealand: Wine, Fjords & Milford Sound

12/15/2019 through 12/21/2020
10/04/2019 through 12/31/2020
Kensington Tours

8 Day New Zealand: Wine, Fjords & Milford Sound
Offering both rugged beauty with its Fiordland as well as decadent luxury in a glass of red or white, New Zealand is home to a diverse paradise of natural wonders and home-grown delights.

The adventure begins in cosmopolitan Auckland, nicknamed “The City of Sails” for its two harbors and historic waterfront. A blend of island escapes and dazzling nightlife, Auckland offers winding lane ways leading to artistic masterpieces and significant landmarks awaiting your discovery. Explore the beautiful Waiheke Island in an exclusive experience where you’ll enjoy a private tour of the island’s vineyards, sampling flavorful vintages amid backdrops of lush vegetation and crystal-blue waters. Learn about the country’s indigenous culture and history as you visit the studio of a resident Waiheke Maori artist and enjoy a short native bush walk, learning of the traditional and medicinal Maori uses of native plants.

The journey continues in Queenstown, the perfect place for a delicious glass of wine in the Gibbston Valley, savoring a selection of 4 wines in this haven nestled between mountain ranges and the Kawarau River Gorge. Embark on an epic hike along the incredible Routeburn Track, world-famous for its natural splendor. Your walk begins among towering ancient beech forest, climbing gradually through blankets of forest moss and fern, jewel-like lakes in the horizon as you skirt through the gorge carved out over the millennia. Prepare for an awe-inspiring exploration of Milford Sound as you board the Fiordland Jewel Cruise, passing world-renowned peaks and glistening waterfalls before anchoring in Deepwater Bay for an overnight stay in modern luxury on the water. Wake the next morning to enjoy breakfast served with an unparalleled view of the sunrise, sure to inspire your next great adventure.

Kensington Tours creates private trips from the world’s finest ingredients. Tailor-made with care by your personal Destination Expert, your personalized trip is always a one-of-a-kind experience made just for you. Expert local guidance and 24/7 service come standard.

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Day 1 Auckland To Welcome
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Day 2 Waiheke Island To Auckland
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Day 3 Auckland To Queenstown
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Day 4 Queenstown
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Day 5 Queenstown
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Day 6 New Zealand To Queenstown To Milford Sound
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Day 7 Milford Sound To Queenstown
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Day 8 Queenstown
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