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New Wings Over the World

Wings Over New Zealand 2022


11 days from $34,995 per person

Limited to 18 guests

Wings Over the World itineraries feature private charter flights between destinations, allowing you the convenience of visiting remote places with less time spent getting there.

Discover the epic beauty of New Zealand on a fascinating luxury adventure that reveals cultural and natural splendors on both of its unique islands, enjoying amazing food and wine, encountering majestic wildlife and exploring far-flung locales made easily accessible by private chartered air.

Aircraft: Fokker 70 VIP or comparable

Aircraft and seating configuration subject to change.

Flight Details: Auckland–Hawke’s Bay (1 hour 15 min) | Hawke’s Bay–Dunedin (1 hour 40 min) | Dunedin–Queenstown (1 hour 10 min)

A&K Advantages

  • Fly in comfort between inspiring destinations throughout New Zealand aboard an exclusively chartered aircraft with a dedicated flight crew
  • Privately sail around Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour in a luxurious 60-foot catamaran, viewing the iconic skyline
  • Indulge in a unique wine and art experience on Waiheke Island, visiting with a local artisan and tasting local wines and food specialties such as oysters, wild honey and olive oils
  • Visit Hawke’s Bay, site of New Zealand’s Art Deco capital of Napier, to savor a wine tasting, view the world’s largest mainland colony of gannets and enjoy a sheep-herding demonstration at a working farm
  • Privately tour Larnach Castle and its famous gardens led by the current owner, who shares the stories of the castle along with the ideas behind her award-winning gardens, experiencing insider access exclusively for A&K guests
  • Glide on a privately chartered wildlife cruise around the South Island’s Otago Peninsula and Harbour to see a colony of northern royal albatross, the world’s largest flying bird, along with many other wildlife species
  • Lift off for a flight-seeing tour by helicopter over magnificent Milford Sound, and then land on a remote glacier to take in its icy marvels
  • Customize your travel experience in Queenstown with a choice of Design Your Day options

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Auckland, New Zealand
DAY 2
Auckland | Splendors of the Hauraki Gulf
DAY 3
Hawke’s Bay | Architecture & Private Wine Tastings
DAYS 4–5
Hawke’s Bay | Getting Up Close to the Gannets
DAY 6
Dunedin | Exclusive Castle Garden Visit
DAY 7
Dunedin | The Amazing Wildlife of Otago Peninsula
DAY 8
Queenstown | Private Visit with a Renowned Artist
DAY 9
Queenstown | Marvels of Milford Sound by Helicopter
DAY 10
Queenstown | Design Your Day
DAY 11
Depart Queenstown
Customize This Journey

If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to your travel professional.

Wings Over the World itineraries feature private charter flights between destinations, allowing you the convenience of visiting remote places with less time spent getting there.

DAY 1
Arrive Auckland, New Zealand

Arrive in Auckland, where you are met and transferred to your luxurious hotel, with your room ready for immediate check in. This afternoon, embark on a privately chartered sailing around Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour aboard a luxurious 60-foot catamaran, gliding under the Harbour Bridge, and viewing volcanic peaks and the impressive city skyline, while nibbling on canapés and savoring fine New Zealand wines. This evening, experience a warm Maori welcome and witness the haka, a fearsome ceremonial dance, followed by a welcome dinner.

Park Hyatt Auckland
Meals: Dinner
DAY 2
Auckland | Splendors of the Hauraki Gulf

Board a privately chartered ferry to Waiheke Island for a guided walk of Connell’s Bay Sculpture Garden led by its owners, viewing distinctive works scattered over rolling farmland while basking in views of the Hauraki Gulf. Sit down to a three-course lunch with wine before an afternoon visit to an award-winning olive oil mill, followed by visits to boutique vineyards each offering a range of gourmet tastes to accompany their wines. Treats may include oysters straight from Te Matuku Bay, wild honey, artisan cheeses and the renowned local green herb spread. Return to Auckland for an evening at leisure.

Park Hyatt Auckland
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3
Hawke’s Bay | Architecture & Private Wine Tastings

Fly by privately chartered air to Napier, located in the Hawke’s Bay region of New Zealand’s North Island. Once there, set out on a city tour that includes a meeting with a local artist and time enjoyed wandering among Napier’s collection of Art Deco buildings. Continue to a spectacular family-owned winery for a private wine tasting, followed by lunch. Then, visit another local vineyard for a private tasting. Proceed to your luxury lodge set atop rugged cliffs above the sea. Tonight, gather for cocktails followed by dinner.

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAYS 4–5
Hawke’s Bay | Getting Up Close to the Gannets

Set out on a privately guided tour of the largest mainland colony of gannets in the world, to watch up to 25,000 of these fascinating sea birds swoop, dive for fish and tend their chicks. After lunch, take in a sheep-herding demonstration at your lodge. Join the shepherd as his impeccably trained dogs muster sheep, and witness a sheep being sheared. The next day is entirely at your leisure to relax or, for an additional cost, partake of golf, horseback riding, guided touring by off-road vehicle or other activities available at your lodge.

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6
Dunedin | Exclusive Castle Garden Visit

Board your privately chartered flight for Dunedin on the South Island. On arrival, transfer to Larnach Castle, the only castle in New Zealand, situated on the picturesque Otago Peninsula. Upon arrival, meet with Margaret Barker, who purchased the estate with her husband in 1967 and lovingly restored it from a near ruin. Join her to privately explore the castle and its award-winning gardens as she shares the stories of their design. Then, enjoy lunch in the Garden Marquee, before proceeding to your luxurious hotel for an evening at your leisure.

Fable Dunedin
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 7
Dunedin | The Amazing Wildlife of Otago Peninsula

Privately explore the Otago Peninsula, a wilderness region brimming with wildlife. Begin with a guided walk through a wetland forest, watching for the many resident bird species. Following lunch, embark on a privately chartered cruise along the ruggedly beautiful coastline near the entrance to Otago Harbour. View the world’s only mainland colony of royal albatross and venture up-close to rocky outcroppings to see the fur seals living below the venerable Taiaroa Head lighthouse. Then, cruise a short way out into the Pacific Ocean where you may spot rarely seen ocean birds such as blue penguins and marine mammals like the dusky dolphin. Tonight, enjoy a special private dining experience at the historic home of an early 20th-century merchant family.

Fable Dunedin
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8
Queenstown | Private Visit with a Renowned Artist

Fly to Queenstown, taking in aerial views of Stewart Island and Fiordland National Park en route. On arrival, privately tour the city’s best sights, including AJ Hackett Kawarau Bridge — famous for bungee jumping — as well as historic Arrowtown. Privately visit the home and gallery of a world-renowned local artist, and then check into your hotel. Tonight, savor dinner at a celebrated Queenstown’s restaurant.

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 9
Queenstown | Marvels of Milford Sound by Helicopter

Lift off by helicopter for an exciting flight over Milford Sound, viewing the stunning surrounding, including rainforest, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and fjords. Land on a remote glacier to marvel at an area seldom seen by humans. Continue your flight across the top of Lake Te Anau before landing for lunch. Then, embark on a scenic flight back to Queenstown.

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 10
Queenstown | Design Your Day

Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

Explore Skippers Canyon by 4x4 Vehicle, roaming one of the most adventurous roads in the world.

Embark on a Jet Boat Safari on glacier-fed rivers, hear Maori legends and walk in an ancient forest.

e-Bike the Queenstown Trails, following the Arrow River and finishing with a wine tasting.

This evening, celebrate our journey with a three-course farewell dinner paired with premium New Zealand wines.

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 11
Depart Queenstown

After breakfast, privately transfer to the airport to board your departing flight.

Meals: Breakfast
Customize This Journey

If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to your travel professional.


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • 2022
  • Oct 16 - Oct 26
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Journey Details

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 2:00 p.m. on Day 1.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Day 10.

Customize This Journey

If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to your travel professional.


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