The Best of Both Islands: New Zealand

      Auckland, New Zealand

      32 reviews
      Feb 8 - 18, 2024
      Group size: 8 - 12
      The Best of Both Islands: New Zealand
      Auckland, New Zealand

      32 reviews

      Feb 8 - 18, 2024
      Group size: 8 - 12

      About this trip

      On this 11-day, all-inclusive adventure to New Zealand, you will enjoy the best of both islands. This luxury vacation will include highly rated hotels, activities, local guides,  transportation throughout, all meals, daily excursions, and more! There is something for everyone!

      Please note that everything is completely optional. The itinerary is subject to change due to weather. This retreat is a little more active as we will be moving from place to place as we explore both islands, but we hope to provide you with a nice mixture between relaxation and excursions. Please also note that the retreat officially starts on the first day at the welcome dinner and ends after breakfast on the last day.



      Apply for the NZeTA online and stay for a maximum of 3 months. 

      * We are currently on a wait list for this retreat. Please add yourself to the wait list if you are interested in attending this retreat. 

      Meet Your Host

      Amy Walker, MSW, LCSW, CCM, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Owner of Walker Wellness Retreats. Amy started Walker Wellness Retreats in 2016 due to her love for travel and helping others experience the world. When Amy is not leading international retreats, she works as an online mental health therapist. Amy is passionate about helping individuals and couples work through barriers and find new ways to communicate, connect, and thrive. In addition, Amy loves international travel, wine tasting, whale watching, and the outdoors. Amy works alongside her husband, Brian Walker, to run Walker Wellness Retreats. 

      To meet more of the Walker Wellness Retreats team, visit the About Us page on our website. 

      Payment & Cancellation Policy

      Questions about refunds or cancellations? Click here to view our payment and cancellation policy.

      The deadline to book an international retreat is 30 days before the retreat begins; however, some exceptions can be made based on availability. Email us at to inquire about booking after the deadline has passed.

      What’s included

      • Accommodations
        11 days/10 nights in highly-rated accommodations
      • Airport Transfers
        Pick-up at Auckland Airport (AKL) and drop-off at Queenstown Airport (ZQN)
      • Meals
        All meals during the retreat (breakfast, lunch, & dinner)
      • Domestic Airfare
        Economy airfare from Auckland to Queenstown
      • Private Driver/Guide
        Private driver/guide and transport
      • Transportation
        All transportation during the retreat
      • Gratuity
        Gratuities for tour guides, restaurant staff, and drivers
      • BBQ Cruise
        TSS Earnslaw cruise to Walter Peak including gourmet BBQ dinner and a farm tour
      • Footwhistle Glowworm
        Footwhistle Glowworm Cave Tour
      • Hiking Excursion
        The famous Routeburn Track
      • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
        Hobbiton Movie Set tour from Shires Rest
      • Wine tasting
        Wine tasting excursion
      • Waimangu Volcanic Valley
        Waimangu Volcanic Valley Walk and Boat Cruise Combo
      • Cultural Experience
        Te Pā Tū hangi & Māori cultural experience
      • Skyline Gondola
        Skyline Gondola return trip & dinner
      • Mou Waho Excursion
        Mou Waho Excursion
      • Airfare
        International Airfare to Auckland and out of Queenstown
      • Milford Sound Excursion
        Milford Sound Drive and Cruise or Flight Experience
      • Additional Items
        Souvenirs, drinks, snacks, additional excursions, or other personal items
      • Additional Gratuity
        Gratuities of a personal nature (hotel staff, spa services, etc.)
      • Alcoholic Beverages
        Any alcoholic beverages (unless listed on itinerary)
      • COVID-19
        Any COVID-19 related tests or documentation (if applicable)
      • Insurance
        Travel insurance and medical insurance (required)
      • Travel Fees
        Any travel-related fees (visas, passports, baggage, etc.)
      • Visa
        NZeTA It allows citizens from the 60 countries in the Visa Waiver Programme to travel to New Zealand without the need to apply for a Visa Visitor.

      Available Packages

      All-Inclusive Double Occupancy
      Available until January 9, 2024Sold Out

      Double occupancy includes a private bedroom and private bathroom for 2 people.

      Helpful hints: If you have two people who would like to share a room, select 2 Double Occupancy packages. If you are traveling alone but want to be paired with another solo traveler, select 1 Double Occupancy package. If you are traveling alone and want your own room, select 1 Single Occupancy package below.

      Deposit: $1,749
      All-Inclusive Single Occupancy
      Available until January 9, 2024Sold Out

      Single occupancy includes a private bedroom and private bathroom for 1 person.

      Helpful hints: If you are traveling alone but want to share a room with another traveler, select 1 Double Occupancy package above. If you are booking for two people who would like to share a room, select 2 Double Occupancy packages above. 

      Deposit: $1,999


      Day 1
      Auckland Arrival & Welcome - Thursday, February 8th

      Upon arrival at Auckland Airport, a shuttle driver will await you as you clear customs. This driver will be holding a signboard with your name on it and will take you to your accommodation in the city. 

      Depending on your arrival time, the day is free to spend at your leisure before the retreat officially begins this evening with a group welcome dinner and retreat orientation. Tonight you will dine at Orbit 360, the Skytower's rotating restaurant with spectacular views of Auckland.


      QT Auckland

      4 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Westhaven, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

      Your Organizer

      Walker Wellness Retreats
      32 reviews
      Welcome to Walker Wellness Retreats! Thank you for taking the time to learn about us! We created Walker Wellness Retreats to share the positive impact travel can have with as many people as possible. Travel makes the world seem not so large. It opens your mind to new ways of thinking. Together we can use our diverse skills and experience of traveling the world to design and plan incredible adventures to bring like-minded travelers together to unique places around the globe!


      As perfect a trip as I could have imagined! Amy and Brian were gracious and kind hosts...and Amy and her mom kept us well-fed! Chantel was an awesome yoga instructor--listened to us and catered classes to the needs of the group often based on our energy levels and physical challenges of the moment. She was also a supremely delightful traveling companion...driving us a total of nine hours in the van--back and forth to from SLC airport. A huge selling point for me was not having to arrange any transportation--bravo to Walker Wellness for creating a package that required extremely minimal extra out-of-pocket expenses. And the hiking, omg! Zion is deliriously beautiful and Bryce is downright Biblical in its majesty. The trip was also impeccably structured--a super challenging hike for the first full day and then a shorter hike that began later in the morning the following day with more time to rest in the afternoon.
      By John B for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga on Nov 01, 2023
      Wow! By far the trip to Zion was my best travel experience. The accommodations were very spacious, clean, and homey. Huge picture windows, a deck, hot tub, fire place, …The food was delicious and healthy. Amy is a great cook! The yoga was adjusted to what we needed prehike and post. It went beyond just yoga - there was sound healing, visualization, and more. Transportation to and from the parks made it easy for us. And did I mention the hikes? Stunning! Breath-taking! Fun! Lots of fond memories and I look forward to traveling with Brian and Amy again.
      By Kristen H for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga on Nov 01, 2023
      Great trip. Beautiful hiking.
      By Lisa S for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga on Oct 26, 2023
      This trip was beyond my expectations! It's rare to go on a trip where you only need to book a flight and after that every detail is handled for you. The accommodations were fantastic but the food was really the best part! I felt completely taken care of by the Walker Wellness Retreats team especially Shantel and Amber, who are delightful and talented people. I was able to relax, disconnect and get to know the wonderful group all while enjoying moving my body on the yoga mat and through breathtaking nature. Thank you to the whole crew at Walker Wellness Retreats for being so good at what you do!
      By Victoria S for Zion (Nectar Yoga) on Oct 24, 2023
      Excellent retreat, from start to finish. Two great, varied yoga sessions each day; well-planned daily hiking trips, with freedom to go on challenging hikes, easy hikes, or just chill; delicious and thoughtfully prepared meals; lovely house and environment. Each day matched the trip itinerary on-line, but it was made clear that we had options as it was "our retreat." And it was a very fun group that really enjoyed hanging out together! Thank you to Alle, Amber, and Walker Wellness. Total 5-star experience, and I'd gladly go again.
      By Alan M for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga Wellness Retreat on Oct 18, 2023
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