5 LUXURY EXPERIENCES YOU CAN DO IN NEW ZEALAND
Endless mountain ranges, epic volcanic peaks, gorgeous icy masses, and plentiful hot springs make New Zealand a once-in-a-lifetime place to visit. It’s one of few locations on this planet where you can enjoy nature-focused experiences that are unique to these islands and these islands only! While many come to the islands to get their blood pumping doing extreme outdoor sports and activities, others want to soak in the natural wonders from a more luxurious perspective. If you’re looking for luxury New Zealand tours in the land of Kiwis, then take a look at our list to find out the best activities and places to check out while lapping in luxury.
With geothermal hot spots dotted all through the nation, New Zealand is brimming with health-giving hot springs that are rich in minerals. They are in abundance and you can even dig one by yourself at the Hot Water Beach on what is known as the Coromandel Peninsula. For hot spring paradise, check out Rotorua which is based on a functioning well of lava site. Visit the Polynesian Spa around the Lake Rotorua area, as well as the endless hot springs with pools mud, fountains, and hot springs of Hell’s Gate. You can even go to a private thermal bath at Waimangu.
Fiordland National Park
New Zealand offers some of the most stunning aerial views on the planet, so taking a helicopter ride high above the mountain peaks will take your breath away. Book a private plane with plenty of amenities like champagne and a tour guide to make the experience all the more luxurious. From dazzling shorelines, mountains, subtropical rainforest, dynamic volcanoes, and glaciers, there’s no better way to enjoy the views.
The Hangi and The Haka
Experiencing the indigenous Maori culture is a must when in the country. Participate in a stately haka war dance or take a tour to find out about Maori fantasies and spirituality while trying to learn some of the dialects. For a fusion of luxury and ancient cultures, check out a Hangi meal. This thousands-year old custom of moderate cooking meat and root vegetables covered in a pit of hot volcanic stones is regularly part of a night of festivities. For a private affair, take a Maori tour in Kaikoura for an enriching experience of over 800 years of solid family history and custom.
With its spectacular outdoor scenery, why not try your hand at glamour camping? Otherwise known as glamping, this activity is for individuals who wish to appreciate the outdoors with a bit of class. There are tons of glamping locations all over the islands that are outfitted with luxurious beds, full kitchens, hot running water, and outdoor baths. All these amenities will be at your fingertips while you overlook some of the world’s best natural sights.
Not Just Fish ‘N’ Chips
New Zealand is becoming established as one of the most inventive and high-end Pacific Rim cuisines in the region. With seafood so readily available in nearly every spot on the islands, it’s no wonder that many restaurants in the country are being added to top-ten lists of luxurious places to eat. From the must-have full and rich Bluff Oyster, just in season in the South Island from May to August, to green shelled mussels and whitebait, you’re bound to discover a portion of the freshest fish on the planet. This comes alongside a rich tradition of high-quality meats, cheeses, and of course wines as well. Take a extravagant private wine tour in the districts of Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, and Hawkes Bay on North Island and Marlborough, Canterbury, Nelson, and Central Otago on South Island.
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