8 Days Refined Wilderness

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8 Days Refined Wilderness

This trip offers an abundance of refined privacy for couples, families or friends travelling together. In the South Islands Craigieburn Valley you will have exclusive use of a high country station, Flockhill Lodge that has 36,000 acres of wilderness at your doorstep. Then fly north to the beautiful Bay of Islands for a further four nights to enjoy the coastal marine environment at the Eagles Nest - sail, swim, fishing and diving charters are all options for your stay.

Duration: 8 Days

Starts: Christchurch

Finishes: Kerikeri

+ Absolute Fly & Seek Inclusions:
  • Dedicated Travel Designer
  • Full In-Country Support
  • Specialist Guides on all selected experiences
  • Scenic Charter Flight Transfers
Your Experiences:
  1. Signature Experiences at Flockhill Station
  2. Private Island Cruise Bay of Islands
Your Locations:
  1. Christchurch
  2. Craigieburn Valley, Canterbury High Country
  3. Bay of Islands
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DAY 1
Arrive in Christchurch

Private Transfer to Flock Hill Station

Private transfer by road or air to a working sheep station of 36,000 acres, Flockhill is hidden in the Craigieburn Valley in New Zealand’s South Island. The landscape at Flockhill has unique flora, fauna & threatened species that are only found this far above sea level. You will have exclusive use of this property.

The Homestead sits proudly yet peacefully in an elevated position in the centre of a valley, attuned to the surrounding wilderness and bearing witness to undisturbed life in the Southern Alps. Your stay at the Homestead is complemented by dining options tailored to your needs and preferences. A personal chef and attendant are at hand to provide you with fresh, nourishing meals at the times of your choosing.

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DAY 2-4
Take a few days to relax and explore the back country

There are exceptional activities available from caving to fly fishing, horse riding, farm tours and cycling...

The Southern Alps is an area of many lakes and streams that enables you to experience the most appropriate fly fishing destination according to your angling experience, current weather patterns, river flow rates, and levels of fitness. You have access to other wilderness mountain streams by heading into the back country by helicopter. Discover untouched New Zealand with the anticipation of catching sly back country fish.

Our guided E-bike experience will take you to the furthest reaches of the Station. Guided through paddocks of Merino-Romney sheep, curious cattle and wildlife endemic to New Zealand mountainous regions. Your hours in the saddle will take you over changing elevations, but when required, you may call on the assistance of your E-bike for the boost you need. You will be offered refreshments at a prominent viewpoint. Your guide will ensure a seamless journey.

 

Horse Riding
DAY 5
Fly to the Bay of Islands

Transfer to the Eagles Nest

This multi-award winning New Zealand luxury retreat is set within a 75 acre estate atop its own private ridgeline offering spectacular views of the Bay of Islands. Designed and furnished in an eclectic international contemporary style, where gardens and lodgings blend into the natural topography and foliage.

Located in the Bay of Islands with easy access to the historic town of Kororāreka (Russell) in New Zealand, Eagles Nest offers a variety of luxury accommodation options for the most discerning of travellers.

The Bay of Islands is a world renowned holiday destination with  144 plus islands to explore in this sub tropical paradise. World class big game fishing, scenic cruising, sailing diving, kayaking, bush walking, mountain biking, helicopter flight seeing, romantic picnics are but some of the manyoptions available from Eagles Nest.

Eagles Nest
DAY 6
Go where the breeze takes you

After breakfast you will be chauffeured to the waterfront to meet your private charter boat for you Bay of Islands adventure

Step aboard a classic single mast sailing yacht you can get up close and personal with the stunning Bay of Islands. There is nothing quite like the sound of the ocean lapping against the hull and the smell of salt air to make you feel invigorated. Take the day to cruise sparkling waters and discover one of the richest sailing areas in New Zealand. With over 140 islands and bays to choose from disembark to kayak, swim, snorkel, or go for a walk on one of the secluded sandy beaches.

Sailing Bay of Islands
DAY 7
Relax at the Eagles Nest

Spend your final day relaxing and soaking up the views from the Eagles Nest

Enjoy a sleep-in this morning and a free day of strolling to quiet beaches and around the town. Historic Duke of Marlborough hotel on the Russell foreshore is a pretty spot to relax and enjoy lunch while the boats bob in the bay. Back at your villa, you’ll welcome your personal chef tonight. They will get to work preparing a five course tasting menu with New Zealand wine matches, designed to suit your tastes and showcase local produce. Just relax on your balcony and enjoy the view over the Bay of Islands.

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DAY 8
Return to Kerikeri Airport for your Onward Flight

After breakfast you will be chauffered to Kerikeri Airport for your onward journey. We know you will enjoy your 8 Day Refined Wilderness experience and we hope you will return soon to discover even more highlights of the South Pacific.

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Nikita Smith - Travel Designer
Nikita Smith, OUR ABSOLUTE NEW ZEALAND TRAVEL DESIGNER SAYS: “This trip is perfect for small groups of up to 8 people wishing to experience New Zealand for what is famed for - remote wilderness and exquisite untouched coastlines, whilst enjoying complete privacy.”

Ready to find out more? Talk to one of our friendly travel designers about his tour. We guarantee you it will be the experience of a lifetime!

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