Because when one country isn’t enough. Explore the vibrant cities of New Zealand’s North Island, head for sun-drenched beaches and serene waterfalls, and top it off with an indulgent stopover in Bali before you return home...

Wellington

A big city with a small footprint, Wellington packs a punch in its diverse offerings and vibrant atmosphere. Slung along a pretty crescent bay, this university city mixes a youthful, creative spirit with esteemed museums and galleries, fine-dining scene and harbourside charms. Independent roasteries and microbreweries attract loyal devotees, but to live like a real local, don’t miss the chance to explore Miramar and Lyall Bay. Just outside of the city centre, these areas offer famed local eateries, gorgeous beaches and one tempting laid-back lifestyle.

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2-nights stay at Bolton Hotel

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Te Papa Museum of New Zealand

Wellington Waterfront

Napier

Escape the city and head to this gorgeous seaside marvel. Napier is an art-deco jewel, studded onto the eastern coastline of North Island. After an earthquake flattened the town in the thirties, it was rebuilt with all the glamour and style that art deco affords, now offering some of New Zealand’s best restaurants amongst this fine backdrop. The surrounding area is a treasure for discovering esteemed vineyards, rubbing shoulders with beguiling outdoor scenes that the Hawke’s Bay area is so well known for.

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1-night stay at Crown Hotel

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Walk the coast of Cape Kidnappers

Hawkes Bay

Rotorua

This charming town is a perfect base for unique cultural encounters and peculiar outdoor experiences. Head for Mitai Maori Village to glimpse war canoes gliding down rivers and bite into traditionally-prepared hangi. Further Maori experiences can be had Te Puia, where geysers rumble and myths and legends abound. Thermal pools and waterfalls, hot springs and technicolour sulphur lakes make for beguiling scenes and unique spa opportunities, for a truly relaxing escape.

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2-nights stay at Regent of Rotorua

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Te Puia māori Village‎

Māori culture and geothermal wonders

Coromandel Peninsula

This former gold rush town, lined with heritage-filled buildings, sits rather resplendent on its eponymous lake. Quaint through and through, ramshackle cafes and artsy shops while away afternoons; but the true charm of this town is its position as a gateway to the wider peninsula. Discover the beauty spot Cathedral Cove, or dig your own thermal pool at Hot Water Beach. Further afield, mountainous hikes in the Pinnacles await, with more spectacular trails crossing beguiling spots like the Karangahake Gorge.

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1-night stay at Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge

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Kayak around Cathedral Cove

Cathedral Cove, Coromandel Peninsula

Auckland

New Zealand's sprawling super-city, Auckland is a true melting pot of cultures. A large Polynesian and Asian population sets the tone for one fantastic dining scene, with delicious fusion restaurants to discover and buzzing foodie markets to explore. The harbourside offers sunset cocktails after boutique shopping in Britomart, with more designer stores in Ponsonby and Parnell ready to empty your coffers. Don’t miss the opportunity to escape the city by ferry, destination Waiheke Island. The journey is short but the experience a total contrast. Beautiful beaches mark an island filled with vineyards and restaurants, making for an unmissable day trip.

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2-nights stay at Pullman

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Wine tasting on Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island

Bali

To ease the blues of leaving New Zealand, a stop-off in Bali makes the perfect antidote. The iconic exotic beach escape, Bali is a veritable paradise, set with white-sand beaches and crystal-clear, warm waters. Luxury is a given at the island’s renowned resorts, with a vibrant culture to explore outside of the comfort of your hotel.

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3-nights stay at The Tanjung Benoa

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Tanah Lot Temple

Kabupaten Tabanan

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