Day 1: Arrival & transfer to Poronui Lodge
Arrive in New Zealand. Airport VIP service from the door of your aircraft to your domestic flight to Taupo. Transfer to Poronui Lodge and relax.
Day 2: Fishing & horse riding
Back country fly fishing on some of the finest rivers in the country for two people. Private horse riding on the estate for two people.
Day 3: Experience Maori Culture
An awesome welcome by Maori warriors on the sacred mountain Mount Titiraupenga. This is a combined physical and spiritual experience followed by some sharing which usually touches our travellers deeply.
Day 4: Experience Maori Culture
A day with a Maori/Irish outdoorsman/chef discovering the Maori relationship with food, helping prepare and eat a traditional hangi. (Maori meal cooked underground)
Day 5: Flight to Nelson
Fly from Rotorua Airport to Nelson. Transfer to the superb Edenhouse or Stonefly Lodge
Day 6: Cruise along the Abel Coast.
Private cruise along the beautiful Abel Tasman coast. Kayak and hike whenever you like. See baby seals in an enchanted pool (seasonal).
Day 7: Heli Tour
See the best of the local area with a custom heli-tour. Incorporating a hike to the second purest spring in the world, a gourmet picnic, and another walk along a superb nikau-palm fringed wild peninsula.
Day 8: Transfer to Hapuku Treehouses & Lodge
Drive across the South Island to the beautiful Hapuku Coast – take an exclusive rafting trip on the Clarence River, before stopping at Hapuku Treehouses & Lodge
Day 9: Experiencing the local culture
A day discovering wild coastal food with an excellent local chef. In the past this has involved paua (abalone) crayfish (rock lobster) and kina (sea urchins).
Day 10: Swim with Dolphins
Swim with the largest pod of dolphins in New Zealand. From 100-1000 dolphins at any one time. In season there is also a magical little waterfall and pool where baby seals play.
Day 11: Flight to Queenstown
Fly to Queenstown and transfer to Blanket Bay Lodge.
Day 12: Explore Fiordland by Helicopter
Big helicopter day discovering Fiordland with a local legend of a helicopter pilot. 25,000+ flying hours mainly in this area and superb knowledge of the place as well as mastery of his machine and local weather make this a special day. It can incorporate wild animals, wild food, or pounamu (greenstone) discovery. This is a full day experience with 3-4 hours of flying time and multiple landings giving full flexibility.
Day 13: Explore Fiordland
Head into the southern Fiords and discover a forgotten river where the trout are so unused to people, they do not automatically flee from your boat. See Fiordland as it used to be. (alternatively we can focus on the old history and conservation projects)
Day 14: Departure
Spend a day with a private jetboat, including a wild food barbecue on the banks of the river before catching your flight out.