High-End Experiential Travel in New Zealand
What does "luxury" mean?

What does "luxury" mean?

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Service - what's that?

Client Feedback

Service - what's that?

Recent client feedback on one of our trips.

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Olivers - Central Otago

Accommodation

Olivers - Central Otago

Olivers was indeed fortunate when bought by David and Andrea Ritchie.  With immense style and no small budget they have brought this iconic historic property not only up to where it was in its heyday, but well past it.  With superb ethics, they have carefully preserved these lovely historic buildings, enhanced them with a light touch...

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Wendy Perrin moves up a gear with her new WOW List

Wendy Perrin moves up a gear with her new WOW List

Many of our most wonderful clients found us because of Wendy Perrin. Earlier this year Wendy left Condé Nast Traveler, where she was Director of Consumer News and Digital Community and wrote its popular practical advice column The Perrin Report. One of the greatest honors I have received is when Wendy named me to her... read more

Truly Exclusive New Zealand

Truly Exclusive New Zealand

The man on the left is Andrei Kamenev, one of Russia’s most acclaimed photographers and a long-term National Geographic Russia professional.  The man on the right is Richard “Hannibal” Hayes, a few days before he was knighted.  Sir Richard is probably New Zealand’s most legendary helicopter pilot – 30,000... read more

Wild jetboating, wild country, wild food

Wild jetboating, wild country, wild food

You will all know about jetboats, particularly the Shotover Jet – that iconic experience which William and Kate went on down in Queenstown.  A thrill-ride in a canyon on a big red boat.  But is that how New Zealanders use jetboats?  Tourists, yes.  But people in the know?  You’ve guessed it – of... read more

We specialise in luxury tourism (6, 5 and 4+ star) focused on connecting you with New Zealand through special people, places and activities.  Truly special New Zealand holidays that you will remember for many years.  We don't just sell luxury accommodation.

What does this mean for you?

  • We understand, monitor, and have relationships with a wide variety of New Zealand accommodation, activity, and transport providers.  Some of these are commonly available, some are not.
  • We know who is performing, who isn't and what the latest changes of management mean.  We know this first-hand, not from the internet and not through other people
  • We regularly and consistently put together leading edge luxury tours of New Zealand for our clients from all around the world
  • We have the ability to create, innovate, and take things as far as you want. We don't just package what other people do
  • Every luxury tour starts with a blank sheet of paper as we build up our understanding of you.  We do not put together packages and then sell them to everyone as a "one size fits all"
  • We have for years been perfecting our ability to meaningfully connect our clients into the more important currents which define New Zealand
  • Over the years we have built up access to some very special people and places
  • We have a true in-country concierge service - responsive, intelligent and effective
  • Our pricing is detailed and transparent

We're not a booking agency - we're a global leader in innovative, personal, responsive and experiential tourism based in New Zealand.