High-End Experiential Travel in New Zealand
Truly Exclusive New Zealand

Truly Exclusive New Zealand

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Kai Time!

Exclusive Experiences

Kai Time!

Kai is Maori for food.  In Maori communities (like many tight communities around the world) there are often people or families entrusted with certain tasks.  Tom Loughlin's family has long been associated with food.  Providing and cooking food whenever the community needs it - usually for a special occasion.  Tom himself is...

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Annandale - Christchurch

Accommodation

Annandale - Christchurch

Well - thank you Mark Palmer for having this vision and then deciding to share it.  The last photo we have here is of my favourite cottage in the country.  A beautiful historic cottage, impeccably (and I mean impeccably) restored on a promontory on a 4,000 acre coastal estate on the Banks Peninsula.  For those who don't...

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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

Cookie Cutter vs Cutting Edge & Return

Cookie Cutter vs Cutting Edge & Return

"First, let me reiterate how grateful we are to have crossed paths with Ahipara.  In speaking with many other travelers (over dinner and drinks at Huka & Matakauri), they seemed genuinely surpised (and a bit jealous) of our creative and inspired itinerary.  I must have given out your name a dozen times.  Seems there... read more

Matakauri Does It Again

Matakauri Does It Again

I was lucky enough to be hosted a couple of weeks ago at the new Owners Cottage at Matakauri.  Wow!  Superb design which is very pleasing to the eye. (I felt like sitting still in the living room and just appreciating the sheer quality and the genius with which it was put together.  every detail I focused in on was rewarding in... 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.