Day 1 - Auckland
Jump on a Harley
Kick-start your trip to New Zealand with a scenic orientation tour of Auckland on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Tours cater for groups of all sizes and are a memorable way to see the city’s sights, from the buzzing downtown area and surrounding hills to the sparkling Waitemata Harbour.
Lunch on the Waterfront
Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter and Viaduct Harbour are ideal places to enjoy lunch. Located on Auckland’s waterfront, both offer a wide range of dining options for groups of all sizes. Enjoy views of the harbour while sampling some of New Zealand’s most delicious food and wine.
Get out on the Water
Spend the afternoon learning the ropes on an ex-America’s Cup racing yacht. Auckland hosted the prestigious America’s Cup yachting regatta in 2000 and 2003 and Corporate Explore now offers visitors the chance to experience sailing in one of the multi-million dollar yachts that took part.
Complete your first day in Auckland with a sumptuous welcome dinner. There are dozens of venues for incentive groups, from waterfront function centres to historic buildings and elegant hotel ballrooms.
Day 2 - Auckland
Take the ferry or board a luxury super yacht and cruise to Waiheke Island for a full-day guided tour of the island’s award-winning vineyards, olive groves and beautiful golden beaches. Tours to the island are fully commentated and include tailored lunch options for groups. Soak up some sun, meet the laid back locals and savour world-class wine and fresh local produce.
Dinner and Drinks
Return to Auckland for dinner. The central city has restaurants catering to all tastes and group sizes, while Ponsonby is packed full of stylish bars, all within a stone’s throw of each other.
Day 3 - Auckland- Waitomo - Rotorua
Discover the Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Board a luxury coach in the morning and travel 200km south to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. This subterranean labyrinth is full of ancient stalagmites, stalactites, and luminescent glowworms. You can discover the caves on a guided walking and boat tour or on a ‘black water rafting’ tour. Black water rafting involves navigating the underground rivers that flow through the cave system by inflatable rubber inner tube.
From the caves, board your coach and travel onwards to the geothermal city of Rotorua for an evening of relaxation.
Rejuvenate at the Polynesian Spa
Enjoy a leisurely dinner at one of Rotorua’s finest restaurants, before heading to the prestigious Polynesian Spa to relax and unwind. The spa offers a choice of 26 hot mineral bathing pools and an enticing array of spa therapies.
Day 4 - Rotorua
Take to the Skies
Start the day with a helicopter tour to towering Mt Tarawera. Enjoy spectacular views of Rotorua’s many lakes and geothermal hotspots before landing on the mountain for a close-up look at the craters and fissures caused by a massive volcanic eruption in 1886. For a truly luxurious experience, arrange to be dropped off on the shores of Lake Rotoiti for a barbeque lunch lakeside followed by a cruise on the 53-foot catamaran, Tuia, and a soak in the Manipura Hot Springs - only accessible by boat.
Experience an evening cultural performance at the famous Māori art and craft school, Te Puia. Dine under the stars on indigenous cuisine in the midst of Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, with the Pohutu Geyser and steam vents illuminated as a natural and spectacular backdrop.
Day 5 - Rotorua - Queenstown
Journey to Queenstown
Now that you’ve experienced some of the best the North Island has to offer, it’s time to find pure inspiration in the South Island city of Queenstown. Board a plane at Rotorua International Airport for a morning flight. Don’t miss the chance to travel from Queenstown Airport to your accommodation in style with a jet boat transfer across Lake Wakatipu. There’s no better way to arrive in the adventure capital of the world.
Lunch Among the Vines
Take a short trip to the nearby Gibbston Valley wine region to enjoy lunch at one of its renowned vineyards. The scenic, high altitude region is known for its Pinot Noir and its fine selection of tasty cheeses. Spend the afternoon sampling the local vintages on a boutique wine tour of the region.
Exclusive Lakeside Dining
Return to Queenstown in the evening for dinner at an exclusive restaurant alongside Lake Wakatipu. World class restaurants on the waterfront serve some of the region’s best fresh produce and wines. Relax with a meal as you look out over the lake towards the Remarkables mountain range.
Day 6 - Queenstown
A Day in Paradise
Join a full-day tour to Fiordland to experience its rainforest covered landscape by land and sea. The region includes two of New Zealand’s most breathtaking spots, Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Both are ideal places to view native birds and marine life, including penguins, fur seals and dolphins. Embark on a luxury coach journey from Queenstown to one of the two sounds before joining an eco-cruise to experience the scenery and wildlife from the water. Return to Queenstown by scenic helicopter ride from Milford Sound, or by luxury coach from Doubtful Sound.
Dinner with a View
Finish the day with a mouth watering dinner at a vineyard near Queenstown. Stoneridge Estate is ideal for incentive groups and offers unsurpassed panoramic lake and alpine mountain views.
Day 7 - Queenstown
Scenic Helicopter Tour
Begin the day with a scenic helicopter flight over Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown township, before landing on top of mile-high Cecil Peak. The relaxed and leisurely flight will leave you with a lasting appreciation of how Queenstown earned its name - a town literally "fit for a Queen".
Return to earth for an early lunch at one of Queenstown’s many venues catering for incentive groups. Re-energise and prepare for an afternoon of adventure.
Jet Boat Safari
Experience an afternoon of breathtaking scenery, Māori heritage and inspiring adventure with Dart River Jet Safaris. The safari combines jet boating, 4WD touring storytelling and hiking as you travel from the head of Lake Wakatipu into the pristine Dart River and spectacular Mount Aspiring National Park.
Return to Queenstown for a sumptuous dinner at Skyline Restaurant. Situated on top of Bob’s Peak and accessed by gondola, the restaurant serves a mouth-watering buffet including South Island salmon, seafood, salads, roast meats and delicious desserts. It's the ideal place for that special night out, and the best spot in Queenstown to watch the sun go down.