The Best of Both Islands: New Zealand

      Auckland, New Zealand

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

      14 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!

      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.)

      Available Packages

      All-Inclusive Double Occupancy
      Available until January 9, 20244 left

      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, 2024only 1 left

      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
      14 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!


      This trip by far was the best self-care trip. They transported us, fed us fab food and led us on hikes at beautiful Zion Nat’l Park and Bryce Canyon. I probably wouldn’t have ever thought to conquer these hikes on my own and then add in morning and eve yoga adapted for the days activities. I can’t forget the beautiful homes with fab views and the hot tub soaks under the stars. To top it off, I enjoyed it with 11 fab ladies from all over the country who I can now call friends. Add in Drew, Allison And Amy (who I can also call as new found friends) who made sure our week was perfection. I look forward to joining Walker Wellness for future travel.
      By Kelly Gordon for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga Wellness Retreat on Apr 15, 2023
      What an amazing experience! Wonderful people who are now new friends, delicious food, and lovely accommodations. I was so impressed with how thoughtful our team was (Drew, Allison, and Amber) to ensure everyone's comfort and enjoyment. The hikes were stunningly beautiful, the yoga was divine, and the food was creative and deliciously nourishing. I will definitely book another trip!
      By Deborah Enicke for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga Wellness Retreat on Apr 03, 2023
      This was one of the best things I ever could have signed up for! Daily yoga and hiking is the best combination. Amber, is an amazing chef and every time you walk into the retreat home it smells of something delicious! Drew, is full of Utah knowledge and is so efficient. He was great leading the group on hikes and making sure everyone's needs are met. Allison, is one of the best yoga instructors I've ever had. (I've been practicing yoga for 8 years) she caters class to what folks need and create a really comfortable environment. Allison, Drew, and Amber make a great team and really make sure people are enjoying themselves and all three go above and beyond! I will definitely be signing up for another retreat someday!!
      By Anna Brown for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga Wellness Retreat on Mar 29, 2023
      First time traveling alone. Met the most amazing group of people. Drew was an excellent guide, Allison was a great yoga instructor and the food was absolutely amazing and delicious. They really made my stay perfect. The weather was unseasonably cold but the snow topped mountains were absolutely gorgeous.
      By Wendy Clancey for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga Wellness Retreat on Mar 29, 2023
      Another amazing Walker Wellness trip. Great adventures, wonderful food, amazing people . Mountains and penguin memories for a lifetime.
      By truth Johnston for Hiking in Patagonia, Chile on Mar 18, 2023
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