This is New Zealand at itâ€™s absolute best. Straight into 2 nights in Auckland luxury following your inbound international flight.
Rest from your long flight and enjoy what Auckland (City of Sails) has to offer. Fly to the Bay of Islands to your private villa for 4 nights with infinity pool looking out over the tropical bay.
Fly fish for Marlin and Kingfish from an exclusive 40ft yacht. Receive a sports car to tour the bays and discover beaches. Fly to Lake Taupo to stay for 2 nights in one of the worlds most distinguished fishing lodges. Jump into your helicopter on the lawn in the morning and get dropped off in the North Islandâ€™s Tongariro tributaries.
The next small flight takes you to New Zealandâ€™s newest purpose built fly fishing lodge in Nelson for 2 nights.
Again heli-fish in waters often plagued by mice, the staple diet of those aggressive double figured trout.
On the retun chopper flight from the river get dropped off at your next lodge where your luggage will have been transferred. Again this lodge is owner-operated to perfection by a fellow fly fisherman. Spend 3 nights here to appreciate the incredible opportunities every day on the rivers.
Next you will be whisked off to Queenstown. A bustling yet elegant alpine town always in season whether it be the warm weather and turquiose meltwater lake, or winter ski season.
Be treated to 4 nights in your private cottage overlooking the lake 100m below your window sill on the edge of your spa bath. Time to take in the sunsets with a glass of local bubbles. From the lawn once again heli-fish the sacred back country crystal clear rivers with your large dry fly to unsuspecting wild fish spotted by your local guide. Self drive your delivered Range Rover HSE or Sport to Wanaka township over the highest road in the country to yet another lodge with accolades too many to mention.
For the unrivalled NZ fly fishing experience you will take off in a helicopter from the manicured lawn for the fishing, then be transferred to a mountain summit chalet with panoramic views of Mount Aspiring National Park.
You will be accompanied by your fishing guide and a mountaineer for your absolute comfort and great socialising and also your personal chef will prepare a locally sourced meal. This time youâ€™ll fly to another back country river direct from the chalet and enjoy more awe inspiring fly fishing locations.
Fly on to your next lodge at a more credible altitude between the two lakes of Wanaka and Hawea for a further 2 nights.
Here you will be met with your vehicle to self drive and marvel as you approach the voted 11th wonder of the world, Fiordlandâ€™s Milford Sound and Lake Te Anau.
Owner-operated by your fishing guide, spend 4 days fishing the idyllic waters and touring the daunting scenery amongst some of the worldâ€™s largest bottle nose dolphins and mesmerizing waterfalls as far as the eye can see, so high they never reach the ground. Drive back through the Mataura Valley noted, as one of the best trout rivers on the globe to Queenstown and fly off to Christchurch City, also known as the Garden City. Your accommodation here has award-winning gardens and a colonial history just a short trip from the airport, chauffeured of course. Spend 2 nights here enjoyong degustation meals and breakfasts in the morning room.
Visit the once recently tram lined streets of the Garden City and acknowledge the incredible people of Christchurch and New Zealand in the effort they have made to rebuild this fantastic city. Lastly, take advantage of your few remaining days in the country before jetting off home to only want to come back again and spend longer in your favourite place.