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  • Overview
  • Accommodation
  • Itinerary
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A journey overview

  • Sydney
  • Bay of Islands
  • Taupo
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Norfolk Island
  • Sydney

10 Days By Private Jet
  • Departing:
  • 18 Nov 2022 Less than 5 places remain

Aboard our business class private jet, we go beyond ordinary travel, with our transportation becoming an experience in itself, rather than a mere means to our destination. Some of the world’s most luxurious lodges await us in New Zealand, outshone only by the sublime nature of their settings.

Taupo Huka Lodge
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

Unrivalled Lodges

Savour time spent at some of the world’s most luxurious and exclusive lodges – made all the more exceptional by warm New Zealand hospitality. With three nights at each lodge, they serve as bases from which to delve further into each region.

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
Taupo Huka Lodge

Luxury Amenities

Perfectly manicured golf courses, award-winning restaurants which source their ingredients fresh from the region, and elegantly designed rooms, whose interiors compliment mesmerising natural surrounds. The high calibre of such amenities is why we’ve chosen to stay at these lodges.

Maori Rock Carving
Lake Taupo

Private Cruise Along Lake Taupo

Crystalline waters, hidden bays and Tongariro National Park's snowy peaks mesmerise us. A private cruise across Lake Taupo reveals the region’s beauty. The trip reaches a high point as we sail up close to the astounding Maori Rock Carvings.


Tour Manager - Jo Taylor

Tour Doctor - Dr Linda Harris

18 November 2022: As your Tour Manager, Jo Taylor Welcomes You On This Journey

18 November 2022: Your Accompanying Tour Doctor For This Journey Is Dr Linda Harris

Departing from Sydney, our private jet crosses the Tasman Sea and swiftly delivers us to New Zealand’s dreamy Bay of Islands region. Arriving at Kauri Cliffs Lodge in the afternoon, we admire its serene location on a sweep of unspoilt coastline and protected by a cluster of steep cliffs. Celebratory drinks and canapes are served before we are invited to a gourmet Welcome Dinner in one of our lodge’s elegant dining areas. Local produce caught and cooked fresh today by a team of expert resident chefs is the perfect start to our adventure.

Which direction to take today? Your World experiences offer two choices on how to spend your day. To fully appreciate the emerald islands and white sand beaches dotted across the sparkling sea, perhaps set sail aboard a private boat cruise. Alternatively, explore the region with a visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, as well as a culinary expedition to Northland’s finest food and wine artisans. We return to our lodge in time for dinner, ready once again to be captivated by the punchy flavours of the region.

Choose how to spend your day, thanks to a range of Your World experiences. Perhaps practice your swing with a round of golf at the lodge’s award-winning golf course. Or, delve into the region’s history on a guided heritage tour across Kauri Cliffs. For the nature lovers, opt to embark on a scenic walk and follow the path to Hikurua waterfall, Waiua Bay or Little Takou Beach. Finally, perhaps indulge in a day of pampering at the lodge’s spa. We reconvene for dinner at our lodge.

After breakfast, we drive to Kerikeri airport and board our private jet for the journey to Taupo. Upon arrival, we join a private cruise along famous Lake Taupo, where we view Maori rock carvings. Our residence is Huka Lodge, a plush retreat rivalling the best in the world. The lodge welcomes us for a three-night celebration of the gorgeous Waikato River and its surroundings. Relax and marvel at the lush country, then prepare for a sumptuous five-course dinner prepared by Chef Paul Froggatt, whose resume boasts stints at multiple Michelin-starred restaurants around the world.

With such an abundance of natural beauty surrounding us, it may be difficult deciding how to spend your day. Relax on Huka Lodge's grounds or join a morning trip to Rotorua, where Maori culture and geothermal wonders speak to the essence of New Zealand’s spirit. Begin with a visit to Te Puia, home to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. Continue to the powerful Pohutu geyser, and stop in at Whakarewarewa, the Living Maori Village. We return to our lodge in the late afternoon. This evening, a momentous five-course dinner is served.

A selection of Your World experiences on offer this morning are the ideal way to make the most of Taupo’s abundant natural beauty. Try your hand at fly fishing at Tongariro River. Visit Opepe Scenic and Historic Reserve, where you will see the stunning native forest and call in at the graves of cavalry officers who perished in a fight with Māori warrior Te Kooti. Or, play a round of golf at either Kinloch or Wairakei golf course. The day culminates with a five-course dinner at our lodge.

After breakfast at Huka Lodge, we trade the rustic countryside for gleaming Queenstown, rejoining our jet for the South Island. On arrival, the Skyline Gondola takes us over the city. Up here, the 220-degree panorama takes in Lake Wakatipu, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables range. Later we reach Matakauri Lodge, perched above the shore of the lake. Mountain landscapes abound, and lakefront views from your suite ensure that waking up each morning is a delight.

Our journey continues with a drive through dramatic Kawarau Gorge to Gibbston Valley Winery, home of New Zealand's largest underground wine cave. Taste distinctive varietals while learning about the winemaking process. Just down the road, Gibbston Valley Cheese crafts artisanal sheep, cow and goat cheeses in the European style. We stop for lunch in charming Arrowtown, a village rich with pioneering and gold rush history. A free afternoon then presents the chance to experience Queenstown at your own pace, whether through exploration and adventure or rest and relaxation.

Today, we embark on an active exploration of Queenstown's wonders. Choose how to spend your day on the following Your World experiences: Get your adrenaline flowing on the half-day Shotover Jet boat experience, where your boat will whip along the Shotover River between towering gorge walls at up to 85 kilometres per hour. Or, step out onto the greens for a round of golf at Jacks Point course. Alternatively, spend the day popping in and out of the many boutique stores tucked away in Queenstown’s charming streets, which hold everything from the latest work of local designers to pre-loved pieces.

Heading north, we farewell New Zealand this morning and make for the dramatic and forbidding cliffs which make up most of Norfolk Island’s coastline. We visit Kingston, the centre of the British Empire's most brutal penal settlement. Between 1788 and 1855, criminals who had committed fresh crimes in Australia were sent here. Kingston also holds evidence of Polynesian settlement predating Captain Cook's visit by several hundred years. We enjoy afternoon tea before boarding our private jet for the journey home.

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Matakauri Lodge

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