February 12th-26th, 2023
14 night/ 15 day
$4595 per person based on double occupancy
$500 extra for single occupancy
**Itinerary overview. Please email Walker Wellness Retreats for full itinerary details.
February 12th- 13th
Depart the USA to NZ.
Check in to the Hilton Auckland. Free time until dinner.
Hobbiton and Glow Worms Cave day trip from Auckland
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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)
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
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.
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
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.
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A $500 deposit per person is required to reserve your spot on the retreat. This deposit is fully refundable up to 90 days prior to travel. The deposit is nonrefundable after that time.
Your trip is required to be paid in full 90 days prior to departure. You are responsible for purchasing your own flights and travel insurance. We can help you arrange both if you would like assistance.
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance, which can reimburse you for unexpected trip cancellation and expenses related to travel delays, lost or delayed baggage, emergency medical or evacuation.
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February 12th-26th, 2022 14 night/ 15 day
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February 12th-26th for 14 nights/ 15 days
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