Regardless of whether you’re on the North or South Island, New Zealand’s natural treasures will take your breath away. Think snow-topped mountains and wild coastlines, deserted beaches and fiery volcanoes, deep fjords and island-studded bays…
Where else are you able to paddle a kayak through an astonishing marine reserve, stroll through a colony of yellow-eyed penguins or clamber up the sides of a volcano? With nearly a third of the country falling within national park boundaries, New Zealand is rich in opportunities for adventure.
Our consultants can arrange for you to explore the ancient Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers by helicopter, take a whale-watching cruise in Kaikoura or even swim with dolphins. For the real thrill-seekers, Queenstown promises adrenaline-fuelled bungee-jumping, white water rafting and tandem hang-gliding. For something a bit more laidback, New Zealand also claims some of the world’s finest walking trails, including the Hollyford Track in Fiordland and the Queen Charlotte which showcases the sensational seascapes of Marlborough Sounds.
Lovers of great food and wine can sample Sauvignon Blancs at the cellar doors of award-winning Marlborough wineries, or eat their way through the world-class restaurants of Wellington, Christchurch and Blenheim. The country is just as rich in cultural experiences, from Maori ‘hakas’ and hangi feasts in Rotorua to the Te Papa Museum of national treasures in the handsome waterfront capital Wellington.
But what really sets New Zealand apart is its lodges. Invariably owner-run and found in some of the most beautiful hideaway locations, they provide the perfect roost for exploring this incredible country.
Ask us about planning your luxury, tailor-made New Zealand trip.