The Best Way to Travel in New Zealand: Go above and beyond with exclusive helicopter day touring options
Named "Aotearoa" by the native Maori ("Land of the Long White Cloud"), New Zealand is a destination famed the world over for its staggering beauty. From snowy mountain ranges to pure blue lakes, wild coastlines and gorgeous beaches, nowhere else in the world packs more untouched natural wonder into such a sparsely populated place.
It may be the scenery people come for, but it's the easy charm of the ‘Kiwi' people that makes them want to stay. Ready smiles and heartfelt welcomes abound here, a natural reflection of life in such a remote paradise.
For our New Zealand travellers, your itinerary is designed exclusively for you - the experiences hand-picked with care and consideration to please your unique tastes and specifications. From opulent escapes to adrenaline-pumping action, rugged rural beauty or just a beer with the local boys in a coastal pub, our itineraries deliver a New Zealand you will remember forever.
It's impossible to overstate the natural splendour of the New Zealand landscape, and seeing it in person can be jaw-dropping.
For the bold, unique views of iconic Queenstown await, from a morning's heli-skiing down untouched powder ridges, to a birds-eye view at dusk, sky-diving from 15,000 feet.
For nature lovers, let us show you golden-sand beaches, incredible geothermal areas, hiking in vast world-heritage protected national parks surrounded by the call of native birds, or playtime swimming with dolphins in the waters of the South Island.
And for those who just like to cruise, how about seeing gorgeous Central Otago on an easy bike ride, stopping in at historic hotels to dine with friends and sample the region's (rightfully) esteemed Pinot Noir.
The country's luxury lodges are world famous and have been welcoming our guests for years. We know which ones are the best of the best, and which is best suited to your particular style.
For a more intimate setting, we offer several unique and luxurious country homes. These offer boutique accommodation of an exceptional standard, hosted by fascinating locals and worldly owners that have returned to New Zealand or made it their new home.
Our list of properties is extensive, with everything from self-contained luxury villas, sporting ranches specialising in fishing, hunting and horseback riding, to country houses in vineyards and beachfront properties.
From hitting adrenaline overdrive in the skies over Queenstown to hitting three under and a lovely Sauvignon Blanc over lunch, New Zealand's is a traveller's paradise for any style of travel. Let our experience guide you toward the experiences you will appreciate most, and enjoy New Zealand to the fullest knowing you've seen the absolute best it has to offer.
Getting outdoors in New Zealand is a must; suffice to say you could spend a lifetime getting up close and personal with this incredible landscape and wildlife (some do), so ask us about activities to suit your style.
The Maori are New Zealand's indigenous people, and their culture, Haka (war dance), patterns, carving and language are an integral part of our national identity, deserving of special mention. We can arrange insightful private experiences with local Maori, and are often told later by guests that these moments of connection were some of the most special memories they took from their trips.