Sunpro Rewards New Zealand Schedule & Activities

March 21-31, 2023

Please redeem points before Monday, October 17, 2022
1,468,000 points per person

DAY 1: WELCOME TO NEW ZEALAND

Arrival and Welcome Dinner

This evening, guests will be asked to gather for a welcome reception in the Living Room, opening onto the deck area. The best of New Zealand will be showcased with hors d’oeuvres.

Following the welcome and the reception, guests will move to the lodge’s dining room for a seated dinner.  The menu will feature fantastic local produce and seafood, as well as the best of New Zealand lamb and beef. 

Daily Schedule


Optional Excursion Options – Kauri Cliffs Area

Bay of Island Cultural and History Tour (Offsite)

Enjoy a six-hour private tour of the Bay of Islands, including historic sites at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds for a guided tour followed by a cultural performance; the vibrant seaside town of Paihia; Russell, a charming, historic village rich in early NZ History; concluding with Kerikeri to visit the Kerikeri Mission Station and Heritage gardens and orchards which were established in 1819. Transfer 50 minutes to Waitangi, & drive time between stops 20-50 minutes)

ATV Tour (on site)

Visit the most remote parts of this stunning property when you discover the farm and coast by quad bike. Your scenic journey across this 6,000-acre farm will take you through native forest and livestock-filled paddocks. Visiting stunning waterfalls and incredible lookouts as you go. Take in the breath-taking panoramic views of the Cavalli Islands, the Pacific Ocean, and all that this untouched coastline has to offer.

Golfing Kauri Cliffs Golf Course (on site)

Kauri Cliffs was designed and built by David Harman of Golf Course Consultants, Orlando, Florida. The par 72 championship golf course offers five sets of tees to challenge every skill level. Kauri Cliffs is currently ranked #37 in the world by Golf Digest and includes a world-class practice range, putting and chipping greens, a well-stocked golf shop, and ladies’ and men’s locker rooms. Premium ladies ‘ and men’s rental clubs are available.

The Spa at Kauri Cliffs (on site)

We invite you to relax and rejuvenate with our Manuka Scrub and Massage, a signature treatment from The Spa at Kauri Cliffs. Featuring world renowned manuka honey, made locally by our artisan producer. Enjoy a gentle body polish with ground walnut and honey that stimulates and rejuvenates skin. You will then be treated to a manuka honey balm massage, a truly beautiful revival for travellers when they arrive to Kauri Cliffs.

Bay of Island Catamaran Cruise (off site)

The Bay of Islands is one of the finest cruising grounds in the world.  This morning guests will transfer from the lodge to Paihia or Opua, depending on tides (50 min).  From here, guests will board a private chartered 75 ft motor yacht to explore Northland’s pristine coastline.  Transfer 50 minutes to the wharf, approx.. 4 hour cruise, and return transfer 50 minutes.


Land Based Fishing (on site)

Fishing is a religion around these parts. Join our local guide at one of the beaches on the property and test your skill at hooking a snapper or kahawai (similar to a bluefish). Bring your catch back to the lodge and our chef will prepare it for your dinner. This is fresh fish at its best. A big part of this fishing experience is taking in the serenity and beauty of these spectacular surroundings and legend has it a cold beverage helps the fish to bite.


Heritage and Culture Tour (on site)

With an extraordinary location and truly special history, the Kauri Cliffs Guided Heritage Discovery tour will give you unparalleled insight into New Zealand’s complex identity. Journey through time as your guide unravels a rich tapestry of history and culture. From the resting place of one of the indigenous Maori’s original seven migratory waka to the arrival of Captain James Cook at Waiaua Bat, the birth of the first New Zealand European child, and the generations of the pioneer families that followed, this property lays witness to all.

Day 4 – Transfer to Queenstown

Queenstown- Millbrook

In Queenstown, guests can push their personal limits on the year-round adventure activities which Queenstown is famous for: bungy jumping, jet boating, rafting, or nature excursions. For a more relaxed stay, guests can enjoy back-country 4WD trips, Milford Sound excursions, guided walks and hikes, and golf and spa treatments. Not to miss are the retail therapy and numerous award-winning cafés and restaurants located in the town center which is only one square kilometer (0.62 miles) in size – making this city and many of its attractions easy to access by foot.

The average temperature ranges from 42 degrees for a low and 64 degrees for a high.

Optional Activities in Queenstown


Welcome Dinner at the Bungee Center

In Queenstown, guests can push their personal limits on the year-round adventure activities which Queenstown is famous for bungy jumping, jet boating, white water rafting (grade 3-5), Dart River Safari, or nature excursions. For a more relaxed stay, guests can enjoy Milford Sound excursions, Shotover Jet, back-country 4WD trips, Milford Sound excursions, guided walks and hikes, and golf and spa treatments. Not to miss are the retail therapy and numerous award-winning cafés and restaurants located in the town center which is only one square kilometer (0.62 miles) in size – making this city and many of its attractions easy to access by foot. (20-minute transfer each direction)


Dart River Safari

The Dart River Safari is more than a jet boat ride – it is a World Heritage eco-journey into the heart of wilderness New Zealand. Navigating deep into the alpine corridor of Mount Aspiring National Park, the challenging grandeur of the mountains and valleys will leave a lasting impression.  Discover ice-capped mountains and glaciers, cascading waterfalls, and crystal clear streams and pools, all while enjoying the thrill of being aboard a purpose-built jet boat. (Transfer to Glenorchy 1 hour, Jet Boat Ride 2-2.5 hours, lunch included, and return transfer 1 hour.)


4WD Goldseeker Adventure Safari

The 4WD vehicles will take guests to the area along the Skippers Road – being one of the most significant gold mining access routes left in New Zealand today, and considered to be Queenstown’s most spectacular back-country trip. Professional drivers manoeuvre vehicles through the twisting, turning mountain road winding its way around the hillsides and cliffs high above the Shotover Gorge before following Skippers Road.  Guests will also explore the Arrow River, known as the Macetown Road. The vehicles will move through the criss-crossing riverbed, following the old miner’s old wagon trail. Along the way the vehicles stop beside the river offering guests a chance to try their hand at gold panning – giving a taste of New Zealand’s pioneer gold mining history. ( Approx. 4 hour tour with stops).


Horse Riding

This excursion provides the guests with an opportunity to visit a landscape painted by nature. After a comprehensive riding and safety briefing, guests will saddle up and set off on a spectacular ride through Doonholme Farm, an 800 acre, working deer farm.  ( Transfer 10 minutes, 1.5 hour ride, and 10 minute return transfer).


Whitewater Rafting

You will step across this great frontier and meet the challenge of White Water Rafting (Grade 3-5). Enjoying the rugged beauty and unspoiled grandeur of the breath-taking scenery and conquer a wild and untamed river. The Shotover River runs through Skippers Canyon and was one of the richest gold-bearing rivers in the world. (Transfer 20 minutes, approx. 50 min. 4WD coach in Skippers Canyon, 2 hours rafting, return transfer 20 min.)


Milford Sound Fly/Cruise

Guests will embark on a flight-seeing excursion by small aircraft for what is rightly acclaimed as “the most magnificent flight in the world”. This flight provides breathtaking views of the mountains, lakes, forests, and fiords of the Fiordland National Park – part of Te Wahipounamu, one of New Zealand’s three World Heritage sites. With hanging valleys, lakes spilling over cliffs into waterfalls, and the vast native forests, this is a panoramic wonderland. Milford Sound has often been referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Only from above will guests begin to appreciate the dramatic scenery and grandeur of this unique part of New Zealand. Flying time is 30 to 40 minutes.

At Milford Sound, guests board a launch for an approx. 2 hour cruise on the sounds. Here, they will view a magnificent fiord created during an ice age, which now knifes out to sea, and gigantic waterfalls that tumble into the fiord from mountain lakes. Here lies some of the most talked about scenery in the world, including mile-high Mitre Peak, the aptly named focal point of the majestic Milford Sound. (Transfer to airport 20 minutes, 40 min. flight, approx.. 2 hour cruise, 40 min, flight, and 20 min. return transfer.

Queenstown Highlights Tour

The tour commences with a visit to Arrowtown, a quaint and historic gold mining town with a rich heritage. The town’s determination to preserve its past is evident with miners’ cottages, historic wooden buildings and 19th century style shops still standing as they did during the gold rush era. Guests can have the opportunity to explore Arrowtown on foot before moving on. ( Transfer 5- 25 minutes drive between stops.)

The bespoke tour will then continue with further stops, these may include:  

  • A visit and tasting at Gibbston Valley Cheese
  • An experience at BuzzStop Bee & Honey Centre
  • A visit to a café / bakery to sample a local specialty
  • A photo stop/s with incredible views over Wakatipu Basin or on the lake front with a  professional photographer taking guest photos
  • A visit to Skyline Gondola – a popular and iconic visitor experience

Connecting with Nature Private Hike

This active day includes hiking and exploration of wilderness environment with the support and knowledge of a professional private guide.

This active experience starts when guests are greeted by their private guides who will accompany them to a ferry to whisk across Lake Wakatipu. On the shores of Mt. Nicholas Station are waiting sprinters. The scenery changes dramatically through this area, and is easy to understand why these environments were home to various scenes from Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies.

After a brief morning stop at a quintessential Musterers Hut (Sheepherders stay), guests will start the hiking trail. This will be a breathtaking hike through native forest, beside lakes and rivers of pure clean waters against a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery. Lunch will be waiting at the conclusion of the hike (gourmet Kiwi BBQ). After lunch, relax on the journey back to your hotel. (Transfer 25 min., 40 min. ferry, 40 min. drive, 1.5-hour hike, 40 min. drive, 40 min. ferry, & 25 min return transfer.)

Spa at Millbrook (on-site)

Reveling in accolades which include an award, The Spa at Millbrook is a total well-being experience with leading-edge treatments designed for head-to-toe rejuvenation. Recognized as one of the finest spa facilities in New Zealand, The Spa at Millbrook provides a complete range of therapeutic and beauty treatments for men and women including body and massage therapies, facials, skincare, hair, and make-up.


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