Kia Ora, Mr and Mrs Zook and welcome to your New Zealand Experience.

Based on your suggestions, we have put together a lookbook for you that showcases the very best our country has to offer. It includes a range of unique and unforgettable activities, along with a stunning selection of lodge and boutique hotel accommodation. Your expert travel planners Samuel St George and David Maxwell will make sure you are in good hands while experiencing this incredible country. 

We have placed tentative holds on some accommodation within this showcase. The next steps are to create an Eighth Wonder Travel account and schedule a call to run through this show case before confirming accommodation options. Then the process of selecting in the activities, confirming transport options comes next before the final polish and getting your custom itinerary out. 

This promises to be one special journey. We look forward to hosting you throughout this fantastic experience... and welcome to New Zealand.

Nga mihi nui, with best wishes,

The Eighth Wonder Travel Team.


OVERVIEW

Dates: March 20th - April 8th 2019
Nights: 19
Days: 20


DESTINATION: QUEENSTOWN

March 20th - 25th 2019
5 nights

About two-thirds of the way down the South Island, in the middle of the Southern Alps, sits Lake Wakatipu, and on its shores, Queenstown. If ever a town deserves its reputation as the world’s adrenalin capital, surely this place does. You can bungee jump off bridges, or even out of a helicopter, take a jet boat ride through white-water canyons, heli-skiing in virgin powder snow, go extreme mountain biking, zip-line through valleys, and paraglide off mountains – you name, you can do it in Queenstown. There is, however, a more gentile side to Queenstown – one that includes luxurious, world-class lodges, superb wineries, great restaurants and scenery to die for… and five international-standard golf courses. This picturesque lakeside town has it in spades, whatever the season, whatever the activity. It absolutely must be part of any itinerary when visiting New Zealand.

ACCOMMODATION options:

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MATAKAURI LODGE
Since opening its doors in late 2010, Matakauri Lodge has received rave reviews, including Conde Nast Traveler rating it in the top 124 hotels in the world. Matakauri is a small, boutique hotel, with lodge-style accommodation, that provides the perfect private hideaway just a 30-minute drive from Queenstown along the stunning shores of Lake Wakatipu. With views of the Remarkables and the lake, this luxury lodge has it all. Matakauri is a sister property of Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers Lodge.

See website HERE
Room rates start from: $3,139.50 NZD per night
Availability: 1x Suite and 1x Deluxe Suite
Includes: pre dinner drinks with canapes, dinner, full breakfast, complimentary mini-bar (excluding liquor and wines) and use of lodge facilities excluding golf and spa treatments. Lodge facilities include infinity pool and hot tub, spa and fitness centre with lap pool, sauna & jacuzzi, tennis courts, three private beaches, mountain bikes and walking tracks.

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AZUR LODGE
Fancy waking up in bed with a knock-out view of New Zealand wilderness? Set on a steep hillside two miles west of Queenstown, luxury boutique hotel Azur Lodge and its nine contemporary private villas command stunning, uninterrupted vistas of Lake Wakatipu, the majestic Remarkables range and Cecil and Walter Peaks. The freestanding stone and silver beechwood villas make the most of this alpine panorama with floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors that open onto a spacious deck – and a spa bath designed to make you feel like you're bathing outdoors.

See website HERE
Room rates start from: $1,840.00 NZD per night
Availability: 1x Villa King Room
Includes: Return airport transfers by one of the Azur team in our private vehicle. Pre-dinner drinks and canapés. Homemade afternoon tea. Breakfast to be enjoyed either in-villa or at the main lodge. Transfers to/from downtown Queenstown upon request from 7am-11pm. Mini-bar including; beer, soft drinks, juices, water and snacks. Champagne, wine and spirits are available to purchase. Wi-Fi internet access. Complimentary access at Queenstown Gym.

EXPERIENCES

MILFORD ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE
Perfected over the years, the Milford Ultimate is Over the Top’s trip of a lifetime. Relaxed and unhurried, you can make the most of each incredible environment your pilot takes you to.  Leaving Queenstown, we fly west over the high country peaks of Queenstown, towards the ‘Main Divide’ of the Southern Alps and into the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park. The scenery unfolds dramatically with vast U-shaped glacier carved valleys rich with primeval beech forests. The Milford Ultimate includes four landings, each at diverse and pristine locations where you can sip the pure waters of an alpine lake; take in the majestic Milford Sound; stroll along uninhabited wild yet beautiful west coast beaches, see the blue ice on glaciers high in the Alps and the fiords coastal rain forests. At each landing site, the helicopter will shut down for you to enjoy the quiet sound of the mountains.  Perhaps a curious Kea, New Zealand’s native parrot, will drop in to say hello.  No two Ultimate trips are the same. This trip includes a gourmet picnic hamper of delightful cheeses, cold meats, breads, salads and fruit.  Sip champagne and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages at a location far from where others may travel.

Private helicopter aircraft: EC130 B4
Total from price: $8,900.00 NZD
Duration: 4h

4WD BACK COUNTRY FARM EXPERIENCE
Two transport options for the Farm 4WD Experience. Option of a Luxury 4WD or Yamaha Viking Recreational Off Road vehicles for those up for a bit of adventure. Ben Lomond Station is a 13,500 hectare Merino sheep station beautifully kept with grazing lands, native Beech forest, lakes, rivers, mining huts and tracks from the gold mining era. Your vehicle of choice will take you through the river route with it’s gold mining history and the mountain pass overlooking the rugged land sculpted by gold mining and sheep farming. Above the treeline, panoramic views open up in alpine style. Several river crossings later at Moonlight Lodge we will catch up with John Foster himself. He will formally introduce us to his sheep and give us an insight into the art of shearing and many great yarns of the early settlers and the mining history that made this land rich. Enjoy a gourmet lunch at Moonlight Lodge to keep fueled for the afternoon. Where we can embark on nature walks following the water races in beautiful old beech forest, try some lake fishing, gold mining, tackle some farming or relax and enjoy beautiful surroundings.

Total from price: $1,510.00 NZD
Duration: Option of 4h or 8h

PHOTOGRAPHY LESSON
Given you’re passionate about photography, we have put together a special one on one lesson with resident photographer, Vaughan Brookfield. The individual style of Vaughan’s photography reflects his youthful perspectives on humanity and appreciation of stunning natural environments. Camping and hiking trips with family and friends in the New Zealand wilderness while growing up inspired his love of adventure and appreciation of nature. His work exudes a strong, emotive beauty. He will run you through the basics and have you shooting amazing photos from a range of incredible locations all across the Queenstown area. This experience can be flexible and will depend on weather conditions throughout your stay.

From price: TBC
Duration: Flexible
Note: We still need to confirm with Vaughan his availability

WINE TOUR OF CENTRAL OTAGO
Central Otago is one of the leading wine regions of the world, established in Gibbston by Sir Alan Brady in 1981. Pinot Noir became the variety of choice in this cool climate at 45 south. The quality of the wine is a testament to the passion and hard work. You will be looked after from start to finish. A pickup from your accommodation in one of our luxury vehicles. All bookings and tastings are arranged with flexible times to ensure that you are not rushed throughout the day. If you like a vineyard then we can stay and enjoy more time. We have access behind the cellar door at most wineries allowing private tasting, one-on-ones with owners, managers and winemakers. Lunch options are available at selected wineries.

Total from price: $1,075.00 NZD
Duration: Option of 4h or 8h

DART RIVER SAFARI
This adventure can only be described as incredible. Whether it’s a jet boat ride, or a kayak down this idyllic river, the team at Dart River Safari will make sure you have an experience never to be forgotten. Your Wilderness Jet trip will be an exhilarating and spectacular journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park – one of the most stunning locations for jet boating in New Zealand. Take in this awe-inspiring opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the local landscape, as you power your way along the waters of the Dart River.

Total from price: $520.00 NZD. Private option: $5,999.00 NZD.
Duration: 5h

TRANSPORTATION

GROUND TRANSFERS

All ground transfers in Queenstown will be in a luxury SUV. All experiences include pick up and drop off from your accommodation.

AIR TRANSFERS

Option One (Private):
Departing: Queenstown
Arriving: Wellington
Private aircraft: Super King 200
Flight time = 1h
Twin-pilot
Total from price: $19,920.00 NZD

Option Two (Commercial):
Departing: Queenstown @ 4:15pm
Arriving: Wellington @ 5:35pm
Airline: Air New Zealand
Total from price: $276.00 NZD


DESTINATION: wellington

March 25th - 28th 2019
3 nights

A small city with a large reputation, Wellington is New Zealand’s capital, both constitutionally and culturally. Its compact CBD vibrates with museums, theatres, galleries and boutiques, and it has thriving coffee and craft-beer scenes. Hemmed in by steep forested hills, punctuated by swathes of quaint Victorian houses, the city clings to the shore of its stunning harbor. It has a beautiful botanic garden and is home the New Zealand’s only funicular railway.

ACCOMMODATIOn:

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QT MUSEUM HOTEL
Opposite the Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa) is the quirky art-filled Museum Hotel, an establishment popular with domestic and international guests, alike. Room décors range from classic to contemporary. Some have balconies or patios, and suites offer kitchens. All rooms feature 42-inch flat-screen TVs, free WiFi and iPod docks, as well as Nespresso coffeemakers. The hotel also offers a fine-dining restaurant with a cocktail bar. Other amenities include an indoor lap pool, an exercise room and a sauna.

See website HERE
Room rates from: $529.00 NZD per night
Availability: QT Harbour View Gallery
Includes: Breakfast

EXPERIENCES

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WELLINGTON CITY HIGHLIGHTS
We advise to take a day exploring the city and it’s delights by foot. Below we have included some local must do’s. From museums, to attractions and boutique eateries and stores.
- Te Papa Museum
- Wellington Cable Car
- Cuba Street
- Wellington Chocolate Factory
- Fix and Fog
- Precinct 35

MARTINBOROUGH WINE TOUR
Enjoy a unique and diverse day-long wine tour of Martinborough - meeting both local identities and experiencing the culture of the region, with vineyard and winery tours, informative wine tasting and delicious cuisine, plus a visit to a local olive oil producer. Lunch will be at a selected winery in the area. The drive to Martinborough in your private transfer from Wellington is 1h 15m one way.

Total from price: $2,700.00 NZD
Duration: 6h

eateries

Our pick of the very best restaurants and cafes in Wellington

Cafes
Prefab - website click HERE
Maranui Cafe - website click HERE
Loretta - website click HERE
Egmont St Eatery - website click HERE

Restaurants
Charlie Noble’s - website click HERE
Ortega Fish Shack - website click HERE
Noble Rot wine bar - website click HERE
Hiakai - website click HERE

TRANSPORTATION

GROUND TRANSFERS

All ground transfers in Wellington will be in a luxury SUV. All experiences include pick up and drop off from your accommodation.

AIR TRANSFERS

Option One (Private):
Departing: Wellington
Arriving: Napier
Private aircraft: Super King 200
Flight time = 1h 10m
Twin-pilot
Total from price: $9,000.00

Option Two (Commercial):
Departing: Wellington @ 11:35pm
Arriving: Napier @ 12:30pm
Airline: Air New Zealand
Total from price: $300.00 NZD


DESTINATION: HAWKES BAY

March 28th - 31st 2019
3 nights

An hour’s flight southeast of Auckland is Hawke’s Bay, a region of diverse and magnificent landscapes, from mountains and hill country down to inland and coastal plains. Blessed with fertile, alluvial soils and a warm temperate climate, Hawke’s Bay is home to hundreds of farms, orchards and vineyards, making it New Zealand’s agricultural powerhouse. For the tens of thousands of visitors that flock to the region each year, it’s the food and wine that are the biggest drawcards, and with good reason, as the Hawkes Bay produces some of the best of both the country has to offer. On the coast, sits the town of Napier, one of New Zealand’s busiest commercial ports and host to a growing number of cruise ships. It’s also the country’s Art Deco capital, having been almost completely rebuilt in the Style Moderne after a devastating earthquake in 1931.

ACCOMMODATION

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THE FARM AT CAPE KIDNAPPERS
Set atop 6,000 rolling acres of stunning pastureland, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers affords spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean. The cluster of luxury lodges at Cape Kidnappers are suggestive of a working farm – a marriage of river stone and weathered wood – and are the perfect setting for relaxation, seclusion, or romantic breakaways. Inside, the lodges combine rustic and textured materials with comfortable modern furniture. The are 22 suites available on the property, as well as the Owners Cottage, which is also available upon request.

See website HERE
Room rates from: $2,852.00 NZD per night
Availability: Multiple suites and deluxe suites
Includes: pre dinner drinks with canapes, dinner, full breakfast, complimentary mini-bar (excluding liquor and wines) and use of lodge facilities excluding golf and spa treatments. Lodge facilities include infinity pool and hot tub, spa and fitness centre with lap pool, sauna & jacuzzi, tennis courts, three private beaches, mountain bikes and walking tracks.

EXPERIENCES

GOLF AT CAPE KIDNAPPERS
Hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf, Cape Kidnappers features eighteen spectacular holes of golf. Designed by world-renowned golf architect Tom Doak, the course is built on a ridge-and-valley landscape and has stunning sea views, playing high above the ocean, atop dramatic cliffs. The course has received numerous accolades and awards including its current ranking among the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World.

Total from price: $572.95 pp NZD (cart included). Caddie available on request.
*Guests of the lodge receive a 10% discount off the applicable 18 Hole Green Fee.

CAPE SANCTUARY NATURE EXPERIENCE
After a short walk along Trigg Road, you will arrive at the Aviary at Cape Sanctuary, where special breeding programmes mean rare, native birds now thrive here. Learn about the Cape Sanctuary; a haven for protected native birds and animals, including the iconic North Island brown kiwi, the kaka and kakariki parrots and the prehistoric tuatara - known as New Zealand's dinosaur.

Total from price: $600.00 NZD
Duration: 3h

HELI TOUR OF CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND WITH LUNCH AT PORONUI LODGE

Depart Cape Kidnappers in your private AS350 helicopter. Your journey begins with flyovers of the Kaimanawa Ranges/Rangitikei River area, around the mountains of the Tongariro National Park, Western Bays of Lake Taupo, Huka Falls and up to Mount Tarawera before touching down at Poronui Lodge for lunch. This property is the leading hunting and fishing lodge in the country, and their food values are very much farm to table. They source their ingredients from their property and provide you with a true kiwi dining experience.

Total from price: $13,130.00 NZD
Flight time: 2.5h
Duration: 5-6h

CRAGGY RANGE WINERY FOR LUNCH AND TASTINGS
Enjoy a personal tour around Craggy Range, one of New Zealand’s most respected wineries and producer of some of the best wine in the country. Its restaurant, Terrôir, is inspired by the classic French-country dining experience; one that is relaxed and whose menu is designed around the concept of sharing. The food is all locally-sourced, and seasonal produce is gathered from vineyard’s gardens. Paired with Craggy Range wines, this is a dining experience not to be missed (lunch not included in the pricing).

Total from price: $165.00 NZD
Duration: 3h

PHOTOGRAPHY LESSON
Given you’re passionate about photography, we have put together a special one on one lesson with resident photographer, Vaughan Brookfield. The individual style of Vaughan’s photography reflects his youthful perspectives on humanity and appreciation of stunning natural environments. Camping and hiking trips with family and friends in the New Zealand wilderness while growing up inspired his love of adventure and appreciation of nature. His work exudes a strong, emotive beauty. He will run you through the basics and have you shooting amazing photos from a range of incredible locations all across the Hawkes Bay area. This experience can be flexible and will depend on weather conditions throughout your stay.

From price: TBC
Duration: Flexible
Note: We still need to confirm with Vaughan his availability

CAN-AM OR FOUR WHEEL DRIVE FARM TOUR
The sheer expanse of our property is hidden to many unless they take the Can-Am Tour. Inaccessible to a regular vehicle, this excursion will take you to the furthermost reaches of the property with views south towards Ocean Beach and Bare Island. With an experienced guide, you will be taken through the old creek bed, across expansive farmland and down to historic Rangaika Beach. This tour is ideal for all age groups and fitness levels. For the less adventurous the team can provide you with a four-wheel drive experience of the property.

Total from price: $850.00 NZD
Duration: 3h

Note: This experience is located on Cape Kidnappers 6,000 acre property

TRANSPORTATION

GROUND TRANSFERS

All ground transfers in Hawkes Bay will be in a luxury SUV. All experiences include pick up and drop off from your accommodation.

AIR TRANSFERS

Option One (Private):
Departing: Napier
Arriving: Kerikeri (Bay of Islands)
Private aircraft: Super King 200
Flight time = 1h 20m
Twin-pilot
Total from price: $13,800.00 NZD

Option Two (Commercial):
Departing: Napier @ 12:15pm
Arriving: Auckland @ 1:20pm
Layover: 30m
Departing: Auckland @ 1:50pm
Arriving: Kerikeri (Bay of Islands) @ 2:40pm
Airline: Air New Zealand
Total from price: $500.00 NZD


DESTINATION: BAY OF ISLANDS

March 31st - April 4th 2019
4 nights

Just a 45-minute flight north of Auckland is the stunning Bay of Islands, one of NZ’s top tourist drawcards. With its unspoiled coastline, beautiful sandy beaches, turquoise waters and 144 untouched islands, this region enjoys a subtropical climate, and so you can expect warm weather year round. The Bay of Islands Maritime Park is one of New Zealand’s best loved destinations, offering world-class diving and snorkeling, with an array of wildlife including, dolphins, whales, penguins and gannets. It also has great sailing, kayaking and big-game fishing. Not only is the region blessed with stunning natural beauty, it has enormous historical significance, as the site of New Zealand’s first permanent British settlement and the birthplace of European colonization in the country.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:

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THE LODGE AT KAURI CLIFFS
Kauri Cliffs is a stunningly beautiful 5,400-acre estate, set on a remote plateau, high above the Pacific Ocean. It is home to one of the world’s most renowned golf courses, with most holes offering amazing views of offshore islands and the magnificent Pacific Ocean. Besides golf, the estate provides many other activities, including swimming, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, fishing and sailing. Kauri Cliffs is a sister property of Cape Kidnappers and Matakauri Lodge.

See website HERE
Room rates start from: $2,852.00 NZD per night
Availability: Multiple suites and deluxe suites available
Includes: pre dinner drinks with canapes, dinner, full breakfast, complimentary mini-bar (excluding liquor and wines) and use of lodge facilities excluding golf and spa treatments. Lodge facilities include infinity pool and hot tub, spa and fitness centre with lap pool, sauna & jacuzzi, tennis courts, three private beaches, mountain bikes and walking tracks.

EXPERIENCES

GOLF AT KAURI CLIFFS
Designed by the late David Harman, Kauri Cliffs is a par 72 championship course that was rated by Golf Digest (2014) as the 39th best course in the world. The first of two stunning golf courses from American native Julian H. Robertson, Kauri Cliffs holds a magnificent position, perched on a tabletop. Fifteen of the holes overlook the Pacific Ocean and having stunning views of the Cavalli Islands and the rugged yet gorgeous coastline of the Far North.

Total from price: $572.95 pp NZD (cart included). Caddie available on request.
*Guests of the lodge receive a 10% discount off the applicable 18 Hole Green Fee

WAIPOUA FOREST AND CAPE REINGA HELI TOUR
Depart your Bay of Islands accommodation property or central Paihia for your 30 minute (approx) helicopter flight across to Omapere where you will be met by your Footprints Waipoua guide. Footprints is operated by local Maori on Northlands rugged West Coast. Let Kupe’s (NZ’s first discoverer) descendants take you on a guided walk of the largest kauri forest in the world and introduce you to their relationship with Mother Nature, both spiritually and culturally. A highlight of your experience with Footprints will be an introduction to Tane Mahuta – God of the Forest. (Forest Tour duration approx. 1.5 hours). From Omapere you continue to the Cape Reinga region via Northlands spectacular West Coast and of course the famous Ninety Mile Beach. Kauri Cliffs will prepare a snack pack lunch prior to your departure.

Total from price: $7,820.00 NZD
Flight time: 2h
Duration: 6h

SAILING IN THE BAY OF ISLANDS
Departing from the Kerikeri Inlet, this memorable excursion will introduce you to some of the 144 islands that are dotted around this tropical paradise. On your relaxing journey around the islands you will also witness a large array of marine life, including dolphins. Enjoy the private use of Cool Change for a day charter sailing adventure you will never forget. Trips are generally 6 hours duration, but extra time can be arranged. A two hour stopover allows plenty of time to enjoy a delicious lunch and to participate in your preferred activities such as kayaking, swimming or exploring our local islands and beaches. The Stand Up Paddleboard (or SUP) is very popular too! Be sure to bring sunblock ,swimming gear, a towel and perhaps a light jacket for cooler days. For your day charter the skipper will choose a course to best take advantage of the day’s weather as well as guest’s special interests.

Total from price: $2,400.00 NZD
Duration: 5-6h

MAORI CULTURE AND NEW ZEALAND HISTORY TOUR
This experience takes in some of the most historic and culturally significant locations in New Zealand. Enjoy a half or full day private tour of the Bay of Islands, including historic sights at Waitangi, Paihia, Russell, Kerikeri, and Waimate North. You will be accompanied by our driver/tour guide who is well versed in local history. A cultural performance at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds can also be arranged as an add-on to your experience, as well as lunch at the Duke of Marlborough in Russell (lunch not included in the pricing).

Total from price: $820.00 NZD
Duration: 4-6 hours

TRANSPORTATION

GROUND TRANSFERS

All ground transfers in the Bay of Islands will be in a luxury SUV. All experiences include pick up and drop off from your accommodation.

AIR/GROUND TRANSFERS

Option One:
Departing: Kauri Cliffs
Arriving: Tara Iti
Helicopter: Eurocopter Squirrel
Number of passengers: 2pax
Single Pilot Only
Flight time: 40m
Total from price: $7,176.00 NZD

Option Two:
Private ground transfer from Kauri Cliffs to Tara Iti
Vehicle: Luxury SUV
Total travel time = 3h 10m.
Total from price: $1,350.00 NZD


DESTINATION: MANGAWHAI

April 4th - 5th 2019
1 night

Mangawhai, also known as Mangawhai Heads, is nestled between the Pacific coast and rolling farmland. You’re offered a choice of seaside experiences here – a surf beach on one side and safe harbour beaches on the other. On the far side of the harbour is a large sand dune area that's administered by the Department of Conservation. The dunes are home to fairy terns, Caspian terns, variable oystercatchers and New Zealand dotterels. Mangawhai Heads and the village of Mangawhai are linked by a picturesque causeway surrounded by native wetlands and bush.

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ACCOMMODATION

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TARA ITI COTTAGES

Situated just 1 hour north of New Zealand's largest city Auckland, Tara Iti was the brainchild of american investor Rick Kayne. The accommodation surrounds the golf course, and is designed by the renowned group; Cheshire Architects. Each cottage is a highly futuristic structure design, with glazed walls and two internal pod structures. 11 cottages consist of ONE and TWO bedrooms.

See website HERE
Room rates start from: $2,300.00 NZD per night
Availability: 1 Bedroom Members Cottage

EXPERIENCES

TARA ITI GOLF COURSE
Located just 90-minutes' drive north of Auckland is New Zealand’s newest and most talked about golf course – Tara Iti. In a past life, the site was a pine-covered desert by the sea, but after Tom Doak’s (course architect) contouring of the sandy soil and clearing of pine forest, Tara Iti is a now a wonderful golfing experience, playing among hummocks, punchbowls and sand dunes that appear as though they were formed by wind and cultivated by nature.

Total from price: $890.00 pp (includes compulsory caddie fee)
Note: Tara It is a walking only course, and accordingly, caddies are compulsory.

TRANSPORTATION

AIR/GROUND TRANSFERS

Option One:
Departing: Tara Iti
Arriving: Mechanics Bay Auckland City
Helicopter: Eurocopter Squirrel
Single Pilot Only
Total from price: $3,300.00 NZD

Option Two:
Private ground transfer from Tara Iti to Sofitel Hotel
Vehicle: Luxury SUV
Total travel time = 1h 30m.
Total from price: $1,260.00 NZD


DESTINATION: AUCKLAND

April 5th - 8th 2019
3 nights

Auckland is New Zealand’s biggest city and is frequently rated as one of the world’s top cities for quality of life and liveability. Squeezed between two glistening harbors, Auckland’s narrow isthmus is home to one third of the country’s population – and for good reason. Known worldwide as the City of Sails, its center is a vibrant melting pot of style and culture, and its buzzing waterfront precincts are home to world-class dining and shopping experiences.

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ACCOMMODATION

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SOFITEL HOTEL

With views across Viaduct Harbour, this luxury waterfront hotel is located right in the heart of Auckland City, just 800m from the Sky Tower. Rooms are furnished in a simple, contemporary manner, and feature free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, plus Bose sound systems. Upgraded suites add living rooms. Amenities include an on-site spa with an indoor pool, a whirlpool tub and an exercise room. There's also a boutique restaurant offering a high-end menu, and a lounge bar.

See website HERE
Room rates start from: $850.00 NZD per night
Availability: Multiple rooms and suites available

EXPERIENCES

SCENIC TOUR OF WAIHEKE ISLAND
Your personal guide will take you on a unique journey around the beautiful island of Waiheke. During this full-day tour, you will take in a handful of boutique vineyards, such as popular Man O’ War Bay, Passage Rock or Poderi Crisci, all of which are perfect spots for a relaxing lunch. You will also be given the opportunity to visit local artists studios and discover some of the many sandy coves and beaches that surround this magical island.

Total from price: $2,950.00 NZD
Duration: 4-6 hours

Note: We will also recommend a list of attractions based around your business meetings in Auckland City.

TRANSPORTATION

GROUND TRANSFERS

All ground transfers in Auckland will be in a luxury SUV. All experiences include pick up and drop off from your accommodation.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PRICE

Commercial - from *$24,400.00 per person or *$48,800.00 total NZD
Includes: All ground and commercial air transportation and accommodation at each region suggested (includes Azur not Matakauri in Queenstown).
Note: quote does not include experiences quoted above

Commercial and private - from *$28,850.00 per person or *$57,700.00 total NZD
Includes: All ground and commercial air transportation and private helicopter transportation from Kauri Cliffs to Tara Iti to Auckland. Accommodation at each region suggested (includes Azur not Matakauri in Queenstown).
Note: quote does not include experiences quoted above

Private - from *$49,750.00 per person NZD or *$99,500.00 total NZD
Includes: All ground and private air transportation and accommodation at each region suggested (includes Azur not Matakauri in Queenstown).
Note: quote does not include experiences quoted above

*For a firm quotation of cost dates and availability and experiences must be confirmed. All prices and bookings are subject to the booking conditions you will find on the Eighth Wonder Travel website: www.eighthwonder.travel. 

BAGGAGE HANDLING

Domestic flights allow two bags per traveller with a maximum weight allowance of 50lbs per bag for checked baggage (including golf clubs) and 15lbs per person for hand luggage. Baggage and personal effects are taken at owner’s risk throughout the tour, and baggage insurance is strongly recommended. Please consult your international air carrier for its specific restrictions regarding weight limits and baggage allowance.

INSURANCE

It is advisable that all participants take out comprehensive travel, medical, cancellation, curtailment and default insurance for the duration of the trip. Due to the remote and wild areas that will be visited, it is vital that all participants are covered for emergencies and other unforeseen circumstances. Eighth Wonder Travel will not be held responsible for participants travelling without insurance.

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR GOLFERS TRAVELLING TO NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand's rural-based economy requires strict bio-security, so it is important for golfers to enter the country with clean golf shoes and clean golf clubs. Anyone arriving with golf clubs and/or golf shoes will be diverted to quarantine inspection upon arrival in New Zealand. With clean shoes, clubs, and golf bags/travel covers, the inspection time should simply be a matter of minutes. For golfers with traces of dirt or grass, bio-security staff may clean the items and fines may be imposed on the spot. To ensure a speedy entrance, ensure that clubs, shoes, golf bags, and travel covers are free from dirt and grass.