Kia ora, welcome to New Zealand, an iconic land of glacial peaks, immersive cities and proud indigenous customs. This incredible itinerary showcases the land of the long white cloud in all its splendour, transporting you through the nation’s many highlights on a journey of luxury, adventure and wonder.
Thirty days, and hundreds of opportunities for discovery. Begin on the North Island, where Māori heritage is tangible at the Bay of Islands, a striking enclave of more than 140 sub-tropical islands. Stand before Tane Mahuta, the kauri ‘lord of the forest’, during a special Scenic Enrich experience, before travelling to Cape Reinga at the westernmost tip of New Zealand, a region held sacred for its peace, isolation and connection to Papatūānuku, god of the Earth.
Travelling steadily south, visit Rotorua with its sacred hot springs, where you’ll be treated to a traditional ‘Hangi’ dining experience. In Napier, explore the Mission Estate winery and sample some of the fine vintages during a private dinner and tasting event, a wonderful encounter exclusive to Scenic Enrich.
Day 17 sees you travel to the South Island, home to some of the hemisphere’s most striking backdrops. Journey into the Southern Alps, savouring the enthralling vistas of the Fiordland National Park, and the unspoiled beauty and stillness of Milford Sound, a delightful fiord home to awe-inspiring peaks, cascading waterfalls and lush rainforests. After a guided tour of the historic university city of Dunedin, visit the highest mountain in New Zealand: Mount Cook, before enjoying an iconic tram ride through the beautiful streets of Christchurch – the perfect end to this unforgettable journey.