Rediscover the joy of simple pleasures and the thrill of new experiences, without having to sacrifice the creature comforts you’ve grown to expect. Go walking in UNESCO World Heritage areas and on several of The Great Walks, at a relaxed pace of course, with guides who embody legendary Kiwi hospitality. They’ll help you reconnect with nature then pour you a generous glass of local wine afterward. Share stories on the trail with new friends and belly laughs around the table at the best restaurants before retiring to your private room with an ensuite so you can get your beauty sleep. The World Heritage is a perennial favourite full of genuine ‘only in New Zealand’ experiences taken up a few notches, such as choppering into a remote wilderness lodge that’s a far cry from roughing it. Adventure travel that’s a bit posh but will show the kids, and even the grandkids, you’ve definitely still got it.
Combine this trip with our Sweet North for the best of both North and South islands over 18 days.