New Zealand has some of the best running trails available, spoilt for choice with the stunning landscapes available on both the North & South Islands. Luxury Adventures have created this vacation with trail runners in mind incorporating the coastal trail run of the Cape Brett with its absolutely stunning ocean backdrops and sheer cliffs, to the rugged Tongariro National Park and its challenging vertical ascents. Run a section of the Queen Charlotte Track, with 70km of stunning track to choose from, experience the majestic Rob Roy Glacier, and end with one of the best trails on offer arguably anywhere with the famous Routeburn track! This package mixes up fully guided trail runs and some self guided, includes all necessary transfers, a selection of hand picked experiences for your non-running days, all while staying in luxury accommodation. The package can be customised to suit fitness levels, talk to the Luxury Adventures team about tailoring your trail running vacation!

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All accommodation as follows:
•3 nights in a luxury suite at Donkey Bay Inn, Northland
•3 nights in a junior suite at Huka Lodge, Taupo
•3 nights in a private villa at The Sounds Retreat, Marlborough
•3 nights in a double guest room at Silverpine Lodge, Wanaka
•3 nights in a suite at Matakauri, Queenstown

All activities as follows:
•Self guided trail run on the Cape Brett track, Northland (16km), return water taxi transfers included
•Fully guided trail run in the Tongariro National Park (19km), track transfers from Ketetahi to Mangatepopo
•Privately guided full day Taupo tour
•Self guided trail run on the Queen Charlotte Track (chose your distance 70km of trail to chose from!), return water taxis included
•Privately Guided half day winery tour, Marlborough
•Fully guided trail run at Rob Roy Glacier (9km), return Wanaka to Rob Roy transfers included
•Fully guided 4WD tour, lake cruise, island nature walk, Wanaka
•Milford Sound Scenic heli flight, with beach and glacier landing
•Fully guided trail run on the Routeburn Track (18km), with return transfers from Queenstown included

All internal air transfers as follows:
•All domestic air travel within New Zealand

All vehicle transfers as follows:
•Water taxis transfers for the Cape Brett track and Queen Charlotte Track


Dear Kay, We had the best time in your country! Just loved every minute! We are still in awe of the majesty of the land from the bubbling mud pools to the glacial mountains, the rolling hills and lakes and streams and waterfalls! Everywhere you look is worthy of a picture postcard, truly a visual feast. And the people everywhere were so gracious and warm and helpful at every turn. It just went too fast! Many, many thanks to you and Tony for organizing our itinerary and tending to our every need. We will always treasure the memories of our visit. We had a very easy voyage back to LA. Warmest regards, Audrey

Summary Itinerary

Included below is a brief itinerary. Upon booking a far more detailed itinerary will be provided including all timings, booking information, driving directions, maps and more.

Day 1
Arrive Auckland International Airport (own arrangements) collect a hire car and self-drive 3.5 hours to Bay of Islands
Accommodation: Donkey Bay Inn

Day 2
Spend the day at your leisure, there are great beaches close by, we can arrange for additional touring or experiences if required.
Accommodation: Donkey Bay Inn

Day 3
Today you will be transferred by water taxi to Rawhiti, the start of the Cape Brett track, run through native bush, dramatic cliff faces, enjoy spectacular coastal scenery. the Cape Brett lighthouse with views across the Bay of Islands, enjoy a refreshing and rewarding swim at Deep Water Cove before taking the water taxi back to Russell
Accommodation: Donkey Bay Inn

Day 4
Today take a flight to Taupo, self drive to your accommodation, you will have the afternoon to explore the area
Accommodation: Huka Lodge

Day 5
Meet your guide for a fully guided run on the Tongariro Crossing this 19km run is challenging with some decent ascents a good level of fitness is required
Accommodation: Huka Lodge

Day 6
Today enjoy a privately guided tour of Taupo and the region
Accommodation: Huka Lodge

Day 7
Take a flight to Blenheim and self drive to your accommodation
Accommodation: Sounds Retreat

Day 8
Today you will have the chose of distance to run a section of the Queen Charlotte track, chose from 5km - 70km! Water taxi transfers are included
This evening enjoy a relaxing massage on the cabana at Sounds Retreat
Accommodation: Sounds Retreat

Day 9
Take a day off from running and enjoy a privately guided wine tour
Accommodation: Sounds Retreat

Day 10
Take a flight to Queenstown, self drive 1 hour to Wanaka
Accommodation: Silverpine Lodge

Day 11
Today we have included a 4WD safari, lake cruise and hike on a island in Wanaka
Accommodation: Silverpine Lodge

Day 12
Your guide will collect you for a run on Rob Roy Glacier, an outstanding day-run with vistas of mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls!
Accommodation: Silverpine Lodge

Day 13
Self drive to Queenstown, with the afternoon at your leisure to explore the region
Accommodation: Matakauri Lodge

Day 14
Today experience Milford Sound scenic helicopter flight with beach and glacier landing
Accommodation: Matakauri Lodge

Day 15
Transfer to Glenorchy and the start of the Routeburn Track, this guided run takes you as far as The Falls hut and return by the same route, (18km return).
Accommodation: Matakauri Lodge

Day 15
Take a return flight to Auckland in time for your international flight
Departure

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Indicative Price: NZ$26,359.00 per person

•Price is Per Person based on 2 people
•All prices are quoted in NZ dollars and include tax
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