At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
Larger than life landscapes
Incredible hiking, scenic coastal walks, excellent eats, and blissful relaxation in gorgeous boutique hotels: New Zealand has an embarrassment of riches – and we haven’t even mentioned the wineries yet. Sip Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough, swim with the dolphins in Kaikoura, and explore Fiordland National Park’s unrivaled beauty.
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Day by Day
Spend a few days exploring Wellington on your own before meeting with your guide for a short flight to Blenheim. Upon landing in the South Island, enjoy a light lunch at a local winery in the gorgeous Marlborough region.
Start today’s walk on the Queen Charlotte Track — one of New Zealand’s most celebrated coastal walks. Dine on a lovely picnic lunch en route, before boating back to the lodge for a relaxing evening.
Wake up to the sound of native New Zealand birds with an optional morning hike. Move further south to Kaikoura and explore the area by foot and by boat, on the lookout fur seals and whales.
Get up close with dolphins during a swim in the bay. Spend the afternoon taking in some lovely local landscapes by foot before making your way back to the lodge for a delicious dinner.
Venture out on an optional sunrise stroll before taking a flight to Queenstown. Meet with your local driver and head to the UNESCO World Heritage area of Fiordland National Park and onto your luxury lodge.
Journey across Lake Te Anau and to the start of the famous Milford Track. In the company of a Kiwi flora and fauna guru, wander along the valley floor, following the crystal clear Clinton River and surrounded by towering mountains.
Head north along the shores of Lake Te Anau, winding your way up the valley through the amazing Homer Tunnel, and down into beautiful Milford Sound. Take in the sights and sounds as you enjoy lunch from your boat cruise.
Enjoy the scenic flight back north to Queenstown, known as the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’. You may choose to spend spend a few days exploring the city, or be dropped off at the airport for your flight home. Safe travels!
Views you won’t believe.
The Bay of Many Coves, Marlborough Sounds
The middle of nowhere, only accessible by boat and nothing but the sounds of the birds. Welcome to the 5‐star luxury resort of Bay of Many Coves. Excellent suites, freshest of food, the best of NZ wines and with the pristine, natural Kiwi environment everywhere you look. View hotel website »
Hapuku Lodge, Kaikoura
A stunning lodge nestled between towering mountains and the Pacific ocean, Hapuku Lodge is everything ‘native’ New Zealand. With an excellent chef, lovely surrounds and both lodge rooms and amazing tree houses on offer, the luxuries and amenities are second to none. Hapuku really is the perfect place from which to explore this exciting region, all while returning to the comforts of the trees… View hotel website »
Fiordland Lodge, Te Anau
Situated on a hill, overlooking the stunning Lake Te Anau and the beautiful Southern Alps, is Fiordland Lodge. Incredible vistas, amazing cuisine, stunning suites and exceptional service, this luxury lodge really is the jewel in the Fiordland crown. So relaxing, beautifully homely and with a fireplace that is the size of a small room, you’ll find rest and relaxation at every turn. Sit on the lawn, relax in the library, chill out by the fire… It’s just what you need. View hotel website »
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I don’t know how B&R does it – the quality of their trips is so consistently high! Just when we think they couldn’t do anything as good as our last trip, they do! Another fantastic experience with B&R.— Carolyn Zaslaw
Our daily walks range in distance from 3 to 14 km (2.5 to 8 mi.) and when not on paved city streets, predominantly on well-maintained nature tracks. Depending on the activities, there may be some glacial walks under the guidance of your B&R or local guide.
“I go on a long walk once a week, and I don’t mind a little sweat.”
Rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation
- All transfers in specified vehicles
- Internal Air NZ flights
- All meals
- Entrance fees to all sites
- Detailed maps and route suggestions
- All special events and private tours
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All baggage transportation
Walking Sticks & Hip Holsters
Included with all walking trips are Leki telescoping walking sticks and custom-made padded hip holsters, which comfortably carry one full half-litre water bottle. And while the walking sticks get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller, the holsters are yours to keep at trip’s end.
Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
Spend more time in Queenstown
Your trip ends in Queenstown—the beautiful lakeside town known as ‘the Adventure Capital of the World’—and for very good reason! With a winery, bike ride, jet boat, bungee jump, mountain hike, artisan shop, designer gallery and superb lakeside hideaway for any kind of traveller, this is the perfect spot from which to extend your stay. With Fiordland right on your doorstep too, the options are limitless.
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