$5,495 per person based on double occupancy
Itinerary overview. Please email Walker Wellness Retreats for full itinerary details.
February 12th- 13th, 2021
Depart the USA to NZ.
February 14th, 2021
Check in to the Hilton Auckland. Free time until dinner.
February 15th, 2021
Hobbiton and Glow Worms Cave day trip from Auckland
February 16th, 2021
Travel south through the lush green rural farmland of the Waikato region. Lake Taupo is a fantastic region for year-round mountain biking, with the recent completion of the Great Lake Trail.
It wouldn’t be a trip to Great Lake Taupo without some exploring on the lake or along the mighty Waikato River. A scenic cruise is a perfect way to enjoy the water and Taupo’s stunning vistas.
You’ll enjoy cruising in comfort and style while experiencing fabulous views and an excellent dinner.
The Reef Resort Motel
+64 7 378 5115
219 Lake Terrace, Waipahihi, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
February 17th, 2021
Taupo - Day Trip to Rotorua
Driving distance 1hr each way (without stops)
Rotorua is known for bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers, and natural hot springs, as well as showcasing our fascinating Maori culture. From crystal-clear streams and magical forests to epic biking trails and explosive geysers, Rotorua has it all.
Katoa Lake Rotorua · Boat trip and a visit to historical Mokia Island with a cultural performance
Lakefront Drive, City Lakefront, Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
+64 7-343 7600
Experience one of New Zealand’s most prestigious cultural and heritage sites. Be captivated by a welcome Powhiri, cultural performance, and tour. Walk amongst flora and fauna on this pest-free bird sanctuary.
Wairakei Terraces · Hot pools
Wairakei Terraces - Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7 378 0913
Here enjoy the Hot Thermal Pools. These enriched mineral pools, soft and silky to the touch and striking blue, provide the perfect setting for complete relaxation. Tour time is flexible in this case.
February 18th, 2021
Tongariro National Park (Days Hiking)
The Tongariro National Park encircles the volcanoes of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe, and Ruapehu and features some of New Zealand’s most contrasting landscapes.
Mindfulness - Cultural Tour with KEMARA KENNEDY & TIARE TITO
Overnight in local Marae
Spend a night in a local Marae with your local Maori hosts Tiare Tito & Kemara Kennedy.
February 19th, 2021
The pretty port town of Picton is your starting point for explorations of the Marlborough Sounds. It’s also a great place to shop for souvenirs.
Marlborough - wineries
Marlborough is New Zealand’s most extensive wine-growing region and the home of world-renowned sauvignon blanc. The sunny town of Blenheim is an ideal base for those who want to explore the local wine and food culture. Bike around the vineyards or catch a tour.
+64 3-579 8259
Queen Charlotte Track, The Pines 7282, New Zealand
February 20th, 2021
Marlborough Tour Company - Blenheim · Private Seafood Cruise
2650 SH 1, Mayfield, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-577 9997
This spectacular scenic seafood cruise in the Marlborough Sounds, features a nature walk, mussel and salmon farms, and fish feeding. Sample fresh local salmon, mussels and clams, crayfish and paua.
February 21st, 2021
Queen Charlotte Track (Optional days hiking)
The Queen Charlotte Track is widely rated as the best single track in New Zealand and is one of this country’s 23 Great Rides, and there is little wonder why! With its full, benched surface, spectacular views, native bush, and, in parts, technical difficulty, the track offers bikers an exhilarating challenge.
Gorgeous coastal views, the stunning Marlborough Sounds, and native bush – the Queen Charlotte Track is utterly unique. Combining the best of New Zealand walking and biking with a seamless network of cruise and pack transfers, resorts and lodges and great food and wine, whether you’re here for one day or five, the Queen Charlotte Track is brilliant every day.
Kayaking from Resort (optional and extra charges)
Mountain biking from Resort (optional and additional charges)
February 22nd, 2021
Blenheim, Woodbourne to Queenstown International, Queenstown
Air New Zealand (NZ)
Queenstown - Wanaka
Driving distance 1hr
There are two ways to drive between Queenstown and Wanaka, and this one is the most memorable. It’s the highest main road in New Zealand.
Nestled below towering mountains, Wanaka is the most tranquility set of the South Island lakes. Forty-five kilometers long and covering 193 square kilometers, the crystal-clear waters of Lake Wanaka are perfect for jet boaters, sailors and kayakers to explore.
Edgewater Hotel (Lakeside)
+64 3 443 0011
54 Sargood Dr, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
February 23rd, 2021
Southern Alps Air · Milford Sound Glacier Flight and Scenic Boat Cruise
12 Lloyd Dunn Ave, Wanaka, 9382, New Zealand
+64 3 443 4385
View spectacular mountains and the dramatic landscape of Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks, part of South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.
Fiordland National Park
One of the most dramatic and beautiful parts of New Zealand; the power of Fiordland’s scenery never fails to enthrall travelers.
Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s top visitor destinations, and if you come to the region, you’ll understand why. Queenstown sits on the shore of crystal-clear Lake Wakatipu amidst dramatic mountain ranges; this stunning location will blow you away.
Queenstown is suited to all kinds of adventures – especially throughout summer. Activities like paragliding, Zip lining, 4WD Driving, and kayaking are the perfect way to enjoy Queenstown’s beautiful outdoors. Other events like skydiving, jet boating, river rafting, and bungy jumping offer a fun and exhilarating day out. If adventure isn’t your thing and you need time to kick back and relax, there are plenty of rejuvenating experiences on offer.
February 24th, 2021
Free day for optional tours:
Rob Roy Glacier Walk: This track offers an easy route (achievable by older children) into a dramatic alpine landscape that includes snowfields, glaciers, sheer rock cliffs, and waterfalls.
The Mount Iron Track: is a trendy loop walk that offers 360-degree views.
The Outlet Track: Spectacular scenery makes this accessible for both walkers and bikers.
Eco Wanaka (optional tour additional charges) · Lake Cruise and Island Nature walk
Ridgeline Adventures (optional tour additional charges) · 4WD Hills Country and Farm Station Tour
February 25th, 2021
Overnight at the Hilton Queenstown Spa and Resort. Optional Routeburn Track hiking excursion. Free take to enjoy the Queenstown gondola and luge, walk the streets of Queenstown, or enjoy the lakefront property at the resort.
February 26th, 2021
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A 30% deposit per person is required to reserve your trip. This deposit is fully refundable up to 90 days prior to travel. Flights require 100% payment at time of booking (refund subject to flight class).
Insurance: We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance, which can reimburse you for unexpected trip cancellation and expenses related to travel delays or lost/delayed baggage. Walker Wellness Retreats provides basic travel insurance for all guests traveling internationally. No insurance is provided for domestic retreats and all retreat participants are required to have at least medical insurance.
Passport and Visa: Traveling international with Walker Wellness Retreats requires use of a valid passport with at least 6 months of validity upon date of travel. In addition, please check with the appropriate consulate or embassy for the latest visa requirements.
Outreach at Amy at any time with any questions: 435-232-2663
New Zealand- Both Islands
February 12th-26th for 14 nights/ 15 days
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Walker Wellness Retreats
1320 E Atkin Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Your payment is fully refundable until June 1st, 2020 After June 1st, your payment is nonrefundable due to the deposit required. You may transfer your spot to another person if you wish or be granted a voucher for a future Walker Wellness Retreat.