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New Zealand’s spectacularly beautiful landscape includes vast mountain chains, steaming volcanoes, sweeping coastlines, deeply indented fjords and lush rainforests. Comparable in size and/or shape to Great Britain, New Zealand has a population of only five million – making it one of the world’s least crowded countries. It is a haven for those seeking peace, rejuvenation and relaxation as well as a playground for thrill seekers and adventurers.

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Sample Itineraries

  • 13 Nights Epic Tee Off in New Zealand
    13 Nights Epic Tee Off in New Zealand
    13 Nights Epic Tee Off in New Zealand

    This sample itinerary highlights a selection of New Zealand’s world renowned golf courses, stays at some of our luxury lodges and fantastic excursions in each region. Starting with a stay at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs in the Bay of Islands, clients will have the chance to play at one of the most beautiful golf courses in the country, designed by David Harman of Golf Course Consultants. Bay of Islands region is renowned for its fantastic maritime landscape and here a boat cruise is highly recommended to explore the area and make the most of the hundreds secluded islands and bays. Following Kauri Cliffs is a stay at Kinloch Manor & Villas, a luxury lodge in Taupo region with its magnificent natural setting of its 18-hole lakeside links course. Here we suggest a round of golf at Kinloch and one at Wairakei Golf Course with again picturesque scenery. On arrival into Taupo/Rotorua the clients might also like to explore the wonderful geothermal formations of this regions from above. Only a scenic 2hr 30min drive from Taupo is Kauri Cliffs’ sister property Farm at Cape Kidnappers where clients can play at its stunning Tom Doak designed golf course. Not to miss is a winery tour of the region to appreciate some of the best wines of the country and a can am tour of the property which is still a working farm with breath-taking views of the ocean and the surrounding rolling hills. To finish off this trip we have included a stay at Eichardt’s Private Hotel, a beautiful historic hotel with an ideal location right on the lakefront with direct access to the local restaurants and boutique shopping. We recommend a helicopter excursion to Milford Sound, a must in this region, followed by a helicopter Extreme tee from the top of a mountain. In Queenstown clients can play at the remarkable The Hills private Golf Club and at Jack’s Point Golf Course both designed by John Darby and surrounded by mountains. We have also suggested different optional activities to make a stay in Queenstown even more special.

    Photo credit: Miles Holden

    When to Travel

    All year round

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  • 5 Nights Epic New Zealand Ski Itinerary
    5 Nights Epic New Zealand Ski Itinerary
    5 Nights Epic New Zealand Ski Itinerary

    This itinerary includes six nights at the fabulous Eichardt’s Private Hotel. Eichardt’s is a beautiful historic hotel with an ideal location right on the lakefront with direct access to the local restaurants and boutique shopping. Skiing is a great activity to be enjoyed in Queenstown over the winter period and here you will see we have suggested clients visit 3 of the ski fields in this region as well as listed some further fabulous activities in the region which we can certainly tailor to any specific interests and requests.

    Photo Credit: Penny Egleton

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  • 7 Nights Skiing Matakauri and Minaret
    7 Nights Skiing Matakauri and Minaret
    7 Nights Skiing Matakauri and Minaret

    This itinerary includes a combination of a stay of four nights in Queenstown at the beautiful Matakauri Lodge as well as a special treat to Minaret Station for three nights offering a fabulous contrast of this region. Matakauri is a stunning luxury lodge located just 10 minute drive from downtown Queenstown. Here we have suggested a couple of ski days as well as some of the alternative activities in this region. From Matakauri we suggest clients fly to Minaret Station for a three night stay at the unique alpine lodge. Here we have included a heli ski adventure which can be tailored to individual ski abilities – this certainly is a wonderful start at this beautiful property. Due to the snow season, the heli ski option is available July through to September.

    Image credit: Martyn Williams

    When to Travel

    July- September

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  • 10 Nights Golf Itinerary
    10 Nights Golf Itinerary

    A Superb overview of New Zealand’s top golf courses whilst also providing for those in the group who do not golf.

    Image Credit: Nick Wall

    When to Travel

    Best Months
    October- April

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  • 9 Nights North Island
    9 Nights North Island

    A wonderful combination of the Far North beaches of the Bay of Islands – the lakes and geothermal plateau of Taupo and then down to the vineyards of the Hawke’s Bay.

    When to Travel

    Best Months
    October- April

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  • 7 Nights Queenstown Ski
    7 Nights Queenstown Ski

    A perfect winter escape to explore New Zealand’s best ski slopes and the vibrant town of Queenstown

    Image Credit: Southern Lakes Helicopters

    When to Travel

    Best Months
    July – October

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  • 7 Nights Queenstown Summer
    7 Nights Queenstown Summer

    Minaret and Matakauri – the ultimate in luxury and experiences.

    Image Credit: Miles Holden

    When to Travel

    Best Months
    December – February

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  • 19 Nights Quintessentially New Zealand
    19 Nights Quintessentially New Zealand

    Image Credit: Miles Holden

    When to Travel

    Best Months
    October- April

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  • 10 Nights South Island Highlights
    10 Nights South Island Highlights

    Filled with history, adventure, relaxation and charm – a tour of the South Island like no other.

    Image Credit: Shaun Jeffers

    When to Travel

    Best Months
    October- April

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