Lifting off by helicopter, you will enjoy panoramic views over the northern shores of Lake Taupo and the majestic volcanic mountains of the World Heritage designated Tongariro National Park. From here your pilot will identify the southern most point of the famous ‘Pathway of Fire’, then head north, via the mighty Huka Falls, into the geothermal valley of Wai-O-Tapu, and onto the summit of Mt. Tarawera. Your destination is the volcanically active White Island, 48km (30mi) off the coast of the Bay of Plenty.

Location: Central Plateau, Bay of Plenty
Experience duration: 3.5 hours
From price: $12,525.50 (includes ground transfers)
Based on 3 guests


The Tongariro Alpine Crossing track crosses stark and spectacular volcanic terrain, and is one of the most popular one day walks in New Zealand. Among its highlights are steaming vents and hot springs, old lava flows, stunningly vibrant, water-filled craters, and magnificent views over the North Island. On clear days you will see the magnificent Mount Taranaki to the west, also Mount Ngauruhoe, the Kaimanawa Ranges, Lake Taupo and beyond. This private guided tour is measured at just over 5km and is a generous climb, suitable for all ages. Enjoy a delicious gourmet Hangi lunch prepared by renowned Maori chef Dale Mutu at an amazing remote and private location on the edge of the Whanganui River.
Includes: Private Maori Chef, Gourmet Hangi Lunch, Private Use of Riverside Cabin

Location: Mt Tongariro, Central Plateau
Experience duration: 7 hours
From price: $23,823.50 (includes ground transfers)
Based on 3 guests


Enjoy an easy walk around Cape Sanctuary, a special haven for protected native birds and animals that include the iconic North Island brown Kiwi, the Kaka and Kakariki parrots, and the prehistoric Tuatara – known as New Zealand's dinosaur.

From their you will helicopter to the idyllic Ocean Beach for a true New Zealand food experience with local chef, Jackson Smith Malo, who will showcase his culinary skills with a dinner cooked right on the beach. This feast will include fresh seafood that has been caught that day, local Hawke's Bay lamb, and a showcase of the finest wine from this famed region. 

Location: Cape Kidnappers and Ocean Beach, Hawkes Bay
Experience duration: 5-7 hours
From price: $5,655.00 (includes ground transfers) 
Based on 3 guests
*Experience can be tailored to guests requirements


Discover Wellington City and our rugged coastline through the eyes of a local on this tour. Experience the best attractions and must-see landmarks and get off the tourist trail. Take in a beautiful 360° view of Wellington from Mount Victoria, experience the rugged South Coast, and explore quaint villages throughout the city. Take a ride on the famous Cable Car (optional at own cost), and sit back and enjoy Wellington City at its finest!

Location: Wellington City
Experience duration: 4-5 hours
From price: $1,100.00
Based on 3 guests
*Experience can be tailored to guests requirements


Described by Rudyard Kipling as the 'eighth wonder of the world', this experience is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Your pilot, Kim Hollows (one of the best pilots in the area) will go deep into Milford and Fiordland Sound on a spectacular sight-seeing flight. This man has been flying the region for decades and will tell you some great stories on your fun-filled journey. Fly over glaciers, alpine lakes, rivers, forests, glacial valleys, and ice-capped mountains. On your way home, you will fly over the wild West Coast and land on a glacier for a glass of champagne. This truly is 'The Ultimate Milford Sound Experience'. 

Location: Milford and Fiordland Sound, Otago
Experience duration: 5 hours
From price: Half Day: $14,500.00
Based on 3 guests
*Experience can be tailored to guests requirements

Note: All prices quoted in NZD are from prices, and are subject to availability. 


The land and the people tell a great New Zealand story on Ben Lomond Station. It’s a 13,500 hectare merino sheep station beautifully kept with grazing lands, native beech forest, lakes, rivers, mining huts and beautiful scenic vistas. Rich in gold history from the 1860s gold rush, it also provides a fabulous and authentic farming experience thanks to John and Ginny Foster. They have specialised in the farming and production of the finest merino wool for many years and give you a unique insight into the life of a kiwi icon. From Queenstown centre, a 10 km drive takes us to the picturesque Moke Lake. This marks the beginning of Ben Lomond Station and the private access only road. At the woolshed we will gear up for our 6 seater 4WD Yamaha Vikings and explore the station. With 6500 sheep on site and numerous stops and points of interest along the way there is plenty of time to soak up the stunning scenery and get close to the animals. We’ll find John Foster on the farm for some first hand NZ farming chat and explanation of the finer points of merino wool production and life on the farm. As a working farm demonstrations differ throughout the year with shearing, tailing, drenching, dogs working and lambing all part of the experience. Enjoy a gourmet lunch at Moonlight Lodge to keep us fuelled up for the adventures to come. Several options are available after lunch, embark on nature walks following the water races in beautiful old Beech Forest or the Sky- line Ridge walk, Try some lake fishing, gold mining, target shooting, tackle some farming or relax and enjoy the surroundings and a glass of wine or beer. At the conclusion of the day jump back into your buggys and tear off into the sunset. Exclusively for your use.

Location: Lake Moke, Otago
Experience duration: 4-5 hours
From price: $1,500.00 includes guide and ground transfers. 
Based on 3 guests
*Experience can be tailored to guests requirements


Having been picked up you will drive to Christchurch and by the city’s centre. Here you can assess the progress of the rebuild following the 2010/2011 earthquakes. They will discuss the reasons for the event, its impact and the exciting plans for the future. They will also delve into the history of city and briefly explore the beautiful Botanic Gardens where you will discover why New Zealand’s flora and fauna is unique. City stops will include the River precinct, the Transitional Cathedral (Cardboard Cathedral), and the Tannery shopping precinct.

Location: Christchurch, Canterbury
Experience duration: 4-5 hours
From price: $1,500.00 includes guide
Based on 3 guests



A personalised “Meet and Greet Service” and Customer Service Concierges will welcome you off your scheduled airline flight right at the airbridge, escort you through a priority lane and transfer you and your luggage to the Air Center One private Jet terminal to meet your driver before you depart to Silo Marina to board your vessel.  

Price: $700.00
Based on 3 guests


Spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu, this exclusive villa offers magnificent views from every angle of the Remarkables, Cecil and Walter Peak mountain ranges. Just seven minutes from Queenstown, it provides an alpine lakeside retreat in one of the world’s most serenely beautiful landscapes. The mountain panorama is an imposing backdrop for this intimate, personal hideaway, which boasts a spacious main lounge, study, kitchen and dining room. Offering accommodation for up to eight guests, each of the four generous bedrooms has its own private balcony with lake and mountain views. An outdoor courtyard area with barbecue and kitchen with extensive cooking facilities ensure the villa is fully equipped for a chef if private in-house dining is preferred. Your private oasis is made complete with open fireplaces in lounge and dining, as well as a spectacularly located, infinity edge hot tub on main balcony.

One Night
Thursday 15th March 2018
Price: $12,075.00
Based on 3 guests



Aircraft: Super King Air 200
Passenger seats: 9
Crew: Two Pilots  
Max cruise speed: 536 Km/h Maximum range: 1800 NM
- Refreshment centre
- Electrical power outlets

Wellington to Queenstown
Thursday 15th March 2018
Super King Air 200 - Price: $19,435.00 

Queenstown to Christchurch
Friday 16th March 2018
Super King Air 200 - Price: $18,850.00 


The Bell 429 is a revolutionary new model for Bell helicopters. A twin-engine helicopter offering exceptional flight performance with a state-of-the-art full glass cockpit featuring single and dual pilot IFR capabilities. The cabin is exceptionally spacious with seating for seven passengers, or six passengers and a two pilot crew.

Seating: 7 passengers + Pilot, 
Cruise Speed: 130 knots (240kph)
Manufacture year: Dec 2010
Engine: TBC2 x Pratt & Whitney PW207D1
- Full glass cockpit
- Spacious airconditioned cabin
- Bose noise cancelling headsets

Auckland Airport to Waiheke Island
Saturday 10th March 2018
Price: $3,033.00


Vehicle: Mercedes Sprinter or Luxury SUV

Queenstown transfers
Price: $300.00

Christchurch transfers
Price: $450.00



Eighth Wonder charges a management and service fee for trip management and customisation. 

Price: $3,500.00


Once a booking is confirmed then a 50% deposit is due. Final payment is due on arrival. Cancellations must be received by Eighth Wonder Travel in writing.


  • International airfares to and from Auckland, New Zealand. The Eighth Wonder Travel office would be delighted to assist you with your international airline reservations. Please contact us for further information
  • Cost of obtaining passports or visas
  • Meals and drinks for the duration of your trip. 
  • Items of a personal nature (room service, communication charges, spa services, laundry etc.)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Gratuities for any part of your travel
  • Activities you may wish to add on to your trip


Domestic flights allow two bags per traveller with a maximum weight allowance of 23kg per bag for checked baggage (including golf clubs) and 7kg 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.


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.