The Ultimate 5 Days, Queenstown
Experience a short break like never before to Queenstown. Five mind blowing, adventure filled days that you will remember for the rest of your life.
Arrive at the ultimate home away from home by private helicopter taking in the stunning 500 acre glacial valley that makes up with exclusive Hills Estate. Land on the front lawn of Artists Residence and immediately be transported to another world. Home to one of New Zealand's most renowned artists, a stay at Artists Residence is like living in a world-class gallery. Enjoy a private art and sculpture tour of The Hills Estate before dining under the stars in a private banquet dinner by the grand entrance.
Fly west from Queenstown over Lake Wakatipu, and across the stunning waters of Lake Manapouri. Experience the vastness of Doubtful Sound landing high above the picturesque inlets for photo opportunities of this unforgettable view before flying out to the wild West Coast where the Tasman Sea meets land. A second landing at Lake Quill will allow you to explore one of Fiordland's most stunning hidden gems before your pilot whisks you away again past the impressive 1,900ft Sutherland Falls. Fly the 16km length of Milford Sound past sheer cliffs and gushing waterfalls before landing on a nearby glacier to fully appreciate the magnitude of its impressive ice falls and crevasses. Time for one last stop in a remote alpine location where you'll enjoy a gourmet picnic and wine before returning to Queenstown via Mt Aspiring National Park and Skippers Canyon. The rest your day will be at leisure before a chef prepared meal and cocktail making class in the comfort of your home away from home.
Begin your journey with a spectacular scenic drive to Glenorchy. The beech forest signals the beginning of Mount Aspiring National Park, where you start your walk along the renowned Routeburn Track. Your personal hiking guide will navigate you through the ancient forest that rests alongside the picturesque Routeburn River before heading up to Bridal Veil Waterfall. Using a swing bridge, traverse across the roaring canyon below and make your way towards the Routeburn Flats. Pausing to take in the vast open wilderness of these alpine flats, you'll stop to enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch, while learning about the rich Māori history, birdlife, flora and fauna. After lunch take a private helicopter from the peak back to your property and indulge in a massage and spa day at home. For dinner this evening, trust the chef at Aosta - one of Arrowtowns finest restaurants.