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 the some of the best trails on offer with the famous Routeburn track! This package mixes up self guided runs with fully guided, includes all necessary transfers, a selection of hand picked experiences for your non-running days, all while staying in awesome boutique accommodation. The package can be customised to suit fitness levels, talk to the Luxury Adventures team about planning a 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 double guest room at Hilton Hotel, Taupo
•3 nights in a villa at Vintners Retreat, Marlborough
•3 nights in a double guest room at Lime Tree Lodge, Wanaka
•3 nights in a lake view room at The Rees Hotel, Queenston

All activities as follows:
•Self guided run on the Cape Brett track, Northland (16km), return water taxi transfers included
•Fully guided run in the Tongariro National Park (19km), track transfers from Ketetahi to Mangatepopo
•Self guided run on the Queen Charlotte Track (chose your distance 70km of trail to chose from!), return water taxis included
•Guided half day bike the vines tour, Marlborough
•Fully guided run at Rob Roy Glacier (9km), return Wanaka to Rob Roy transfers included
•Helicopter flight, hike (or run), jet boat ride in Wanaka
•Milford Sound Scenic flight and cruise
•Fully guided 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 and Queen Charlotte Tracks.


I'm sorry we are just getting around to this now, but Andrew and I just wanted to express our thanks to you for helping us create the trip of a lifetime for our honeymoon in November last year. From the planning phase to the last day of the trip, everything went off without a hitch. Our trip was perfectly customized to our interests, thanks to you, with regard to everything from our accommodations to our activities and adventures. In addition, after months of wedding planning, it was nice that our honeymoon was essentially effortless, with everything being pre-planned from city-to-city travel, accommodations and even directions. It was also impressive that you checked in with us from time to time to ensure everything was going smoothly. Thanks again for helping to plan a great trip!!

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: The Hilton Hotel

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: The Hilton Hotel

Day 6
Today is a free day, perhaps take a soak in the natural thermal hot pools in the area, explore the geothermal activity, visit Huka Falls.
Accommodation: The Hilton Hotel

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

Day 9
Take a day off from running and enjoy a guided wine tour by bike, all transfers are included
Accommodation: Vintners Retreat

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

Day 11
Enjoy a helicopter flight into the Siberia Valley, walk or run the 8km trail in the Mt Aspiring National Park and enjoy a thrilling jet boat ride!
Accommodation: Lime Tree 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: Lime Tree Lodge

Day 13
Self drive to Queenstown, with the afternoon at your leisure to explore the region
Accommodation: The Rees Hotel

Day 14
Today experience Milford Sound from both the air and on a cruise, see cascading waterfalls, sheer cliffs of the sounds, mountain tops
Accommodation: The Rees Hotel

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: The Rees Hotel

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

All of our luxury travel itineraries are tailor made. The packages on our site are example itineraries only. Please contact us for a quotation based upon your dates and specific requirements.

Indicative Price: NZ$12,715.00 per person

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

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•Our knowledge, expertise and time in planning, preparing and booking your tailored itinerary
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•Comprehensive and detailed day-by-day itinerary in pdf or document format
•Detailed contact information for accommodation, guides, airlines, activities etc.
•Forward checking and management of bookings to ensure smooth running of your itinerary
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