Extraordinary Journey New Zealand

Six magnificent days. Five remarkable nights. One Extraordinary Journey.

Join us on an Extraordinary Journey set in New Zealand’s South Island. Course through remarkable scenic beauty from rugged mountains and ancient glaciers to golden beaches, secluded bays and untouched hinterlands. Go behind the wheel of a Bentley and experience New Zealand through cultural and wellness activities that melds proud Maori heritage with modern European and Polynesian influences. Welcome to the land of the long white cloud.

The Extraordinary Journey New Zealand programme will run on the following dates in 2023:

  • 16 – 21 October 2023
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Day 1

Upon arrival at Christchurch Airport, guests will be welcomed by the Bentley Events Team and chauffeured to the historical Otahuna Lodge that retains its grand architectural features from the nineteenth century. Once settled, you will enjoy a privately guided tour through its 115-year-old, thirty acres sanctuary. Learn about the property’s rich history and the processes involved with maintaining and supplying the gardens – you may even catch a glimpse of the chefs roaming the grounds and collecting items for tonight’s menu. As the evening settles in, join Otahuna’s executive chef for a cooking demonstration and get up close with the philosophies behind its celebrated food and wine programme.

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Day 2

Set off in your Bentley with picnic lunches and journey south to the Ahuriri Valley. Course through the inland scenic route and head towards the mountains as you travel across the vast Canterbury Plains, home to New Zealand’s largest farming region. Your drive will take you to Mackenzie Country where you will welcome breath-taking views of the soaring Southern Alps and the aqua blue Lake Tekapo. Arrive at The Lindis Lodge for a memorable night of stargazing: under the canopy of the dark, clear skies, spot unique celestial features and otherworldly landscapes. Your guide will show you some basic photography techniques on how you can capture your own starry images on a night that’s truly to remember.  

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Day 3

Today, prioritise your wellbeing through a personalised itinerary. Rise and stretch to a morning yoga routine at an inspirational location in the Ahuriri Valley. Then, you will be presented with an option of activities to revel in throughout the day. Take the opportunity to study the unique flora and fauna of the area with an ecological guide, set off on a hike to uncover 49,000 hectares of the surrounding wetlands, forests, tussock and alpine countryside; or choose to wind-down within the spa. Whichever path you choose, you are bound to spend a unique day at the Ahuriri Valley.

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Day 4

Drive along the scenic Lindis Pass and the Crown Range to the riverside. For lunch, sit down with good company and indulge in a comforting, shared-platter style lunch made using the finest sustainable ingredients sourced in and around the four coasts of the South Island. Continue your journey to Glenorchy and check in to Blanket Bay, one of the finest alpine lodges that overlooks the scenic Lake Wakatipu and the Humboldt Mountains.   

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Day 5

Guests will be met with their own private helicopters and fly west over the high-country peaks of Queenstown towards the ‘Main Divide’ of the Southern Alps and into the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park for an exclusive excursion to the majestic Milford Sound. This unique excursion will include four landings, each at diverse and pristine locations where you can sip the pure waters of an alpine lake; take in the majestic Milford Sound; and stroll along uninhabited wild yet beautiful West Coast beaches. Here, you will be met by a local who will dive for crayfish to be enjoyed at lunch. Your final landing will drop you at a historic goldminers whisky bar to enjoy a helping of high-country fare.

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Day 6

On your last morning, unwind over a slow breakfast with newfound friends and take in the idyllic views of the land of the long white cloud for the last time. You’ll be chauffeur-driven to Queenstown Airport prior to your onward flight back home.  

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Ready for the ultimate adventure with Bentley Motors? Click below to register your place.

Attendance is priced at 36,900 NZD per person based on two people sharing.

Please note that the itinerary, prices, and other information are indicative only at this stage and may be subject to change. Your expression of interest and our acknowledgment of it should not be regarded as creating any binding commitments on Bentley or our events agency to deliver the experience or for you to pay for it.