If you happened to catch this week's The Bachelor on ABC, you were likely awed by the breathtaking beauty of the Central North Island of New Zealand, like our leading man Juan Pablo Galavis. “From the moment I arrived in New Zealand I was blown away by how beautiful it was,” remarked Galavis, a sentiment shared by many who have had the opportunity to visit this extraordinary island.
The 16-day, 13-night Fall in Love with New Zealand package traces the footsteps of The Bachelor inAuckland, Hobbiton, Rotorua and Taupo, also including visits to Napier (Hawke's Bay), a beautifully preserved 1930's Art Deco style town, luxurious Queenstown, and the stunning Milford Sound. Pricing begins at $6,199 per person, double, based on May 1 - June 28, 2014 departure dates, including round-trip airfare on Air New Zealand from Los Angeles to Auckland, returning from Queenstown. For more information, please visit: http://www.airnewzealand.com/airnzv-bachelor
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, including Kiwi Barbecue lunch at the Shires Rest Cafe;
Te Po evening experience, including traditional Maori cultural performance, guided tour of Whakrewarewa and hangi dinner;
Squeeze Riverjet Ride and Fishpipe Ride at Ogo Rotorua;
Art Deco guided city walk and self-guided bicycling winery tour in Napier;
"A Peek at the Lake" floatplane flight overlooking Lake Taupo and Huka Falls;
Spend a day on a cruise of the Milford Sound.
The 11-day, 8-night New Zealand: The Bachelor Style package, ideal for romantics and adventure-seekers alike, visits Auckland, Waiheke Island, Hobbiton, Rotorua and Taupo, and recreates the itinerary of the engaging places Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis and his dates stayed at, visited and experienced. For example, guests will spend several nights at the award-winning luxury retreat Huka Lodge (where the ladies spent their down time) as well as try their hand at an adrenaline-filled ogo ride, a favorite of Galavis'. Pricing begins at $6,599 per person, double, based on May 1 - June 28, 2014 departure dates, including round-trip airfare on Air New Zealand from Los Angeles to Auckland. For more information, please visit: http://www.duatravel.com/vacations/vacation/new-zealand-the-bachelor-style
Dinner cruise on Auckland's iconic harbor;
Guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, the real life model for the Lord of the Rings trilogy's' 'Middle Earth';
Day of premium wine tasting on Waiheke Island;
Adrenaline-fueled adventures in Rotorua, including Riverjet boat- and Ogo water rides, a favorite of Juan Pablo Galavis;
Two nights at award-winning luxury retreat Huka Lodge, within walking distance of the spectacular Huka Falls;
Scenic flight by float-plane over the summit of Mt. Ruapehu, Mt. Mgayryhoe and Mt. Tongaraio.