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Your big ideas – designed by our specialists and delivered with meticulous attention to every single detail. Just sit back and enjoy the experience.

We offer an open book pricing approach and our transparency is one of the reasons so many first time clients become lifetime clients.

Whether it’s supporting conservation programs, sustainable hotels or expert local guides, you will have a positive impact on the people and places you visit.

Lesley & Harry

We had such a wonderful holiday. Katie put together a brilliant itinerary, which we tweaked a little in places, and the accommodation she chose was first class. She gave us great recommendations of activities and the whole trip went smoothly. Timings worked well between destinations because she had good knowledge of New Zealand, and the driving distances, car changes, ferry crossings, meeting points for activities were all easily achievable.

Start planning your truly bespoke itinerary by contacting one of our destination specialists.

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Why We Love New Zealand

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Adrenaline Adventures

New Zealand is an adventurer’s paradise. Extreme thrillseekers will enjoy jet boating in the Bay of Islands, skiing in Queenstown and whitewater rafting down the rapids of the Mohaka River Gorge in Hawkes Bay. More leisurely activities include hiking the Tongariro Crossing, sailing across Lake Taupo, and awe-inspiring helicopter rides over the active volcano, White Island.

Picture-Perfect Scenery

The remarkable landscape and peaceful nature that makes up New Zealand is like no other. Milford Sounds, a fusion of towering peaks and cascading waterfalls in the Fiordlands, is best traversed by boat. Slice through the glass-like surface of Lake Wanaka in a canoe and admire the golden beaches of the Abel Tasman National Park as you walk along the coastal track. The mesmerising glaciers in the Southern Alps can be accessed by a scenic helicopter ride, while the wondrous Waitomo Glowworm Caves are best seen from the water.

World-Class Wineries

New Zealand’s lodges house the highest quality chefs, whose focus is on local produce, from the kiwi and apple orchards to lamb and venison, always complemented by some of the world’s best wine. Marlborough is the largest wine region in New Zealand, boasting over 4,000 hectares of luscious green vineyards nestled among mountains. It is a must for those with a taste for the finer things in life, who will find plenty to savour in the many world-class wine cellars, cafés and restaurants. The beautiful setting of the Hawke’s Bay wineries can be explored by bike, or opt for a private guided tour around the Central Otago wine region, famed for its Pinot Noir.

Perfect for Exploration

New Zealand can be navigated by horseback, helicopter, foot, bus, boat and car (to name a few). However, we will always recommend driving between places; not only is it incredibly safe, but it gives you the flexibility to stop and explore well-signed walking tracks, enjoy picnics in scenic spots, and capture some of New Zealand’s jaw-dropping scenery.

Need to know

Wellington

Capital City

(GMT+12)

Local Time

New Zealand Dollar

Local Currency

Roast Lamb

National Dish

Auckland

Largest City

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The TRUE rating

INDULGENT:

These accommodations are the best of the best, showcasing top hospitality, exceptional design and world-class food, in the most exclusive locations around the world.

EXCEPTIONAL:

A very high standard of five-star properties, with top-notch service and a wide range of amenities and experiences ensuring an unforgettable stay.

EXCELLENT:

These four to five-star accommodations offer the high level of service that our team look always look for, with a range of facilities on offer.

CLASSIC:

Four-star properties which offer enough amenities for a comfortable stay. We may offer these for a more price-competitive option, or in more remote areas which don't offer the most luxe hotels.

EXPERIENTIAL:

These properties won't necessarily offer all of the typical luxurious facilities, but will always provide memorable experiences, from camping out in the bush to climbing up to a treehouse.