High-End Experiential Travel in New Zealand

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We are a full service company.  We handle and deliver all aspects of your itinerary from beginning to end. We are here when you need us, and we are looking ahead to see what impact the weather will have and making necessary changes. We reunite you with those things you inadvertently leave behind. We make last minute changes based on something new we have learnt about you. We book restaurants. We travel the country regularly and have personal relationships with the people you will be meeting. We create new experiences, sometimes specifically and only for you.  There is a small charge for this service which is included in your itinerary costs.

What an amazing time we had in New Zealand! It was truly the best trip we have ever
taken as a family (2 parents, 2 boys ages 18 and 22). We started with a simple
email to Ahipara outlining our interests of high adventure with a lot of
exposure to the local people and culture. We wanted local lodges owned by
proprietors and not big, typical chain hotels. We wanted hikes, helicopters,
extreme adventures and memorable experiences. We wanted a bespoke trip that
nobody had replicated previously. Marina and Ahipara delivered in EVERY
respect! We were not disappointed by a single lodge, activity or encounter on
our 10 day trip; on the contrary we are hard pressed to see how it could have
been any better. Furthermore, we made in-country adjustments due to weather
that required moving things around (including lodging) and Marina was always
readily available and super accommodating. That truly helped us make the most
of the trip vs. having some disappointments along the way.
All-in-all I highly recommend Ahipara for your trip to New Zealand, and if you
are wavering on whether to visit New Zealand, DON'T! It is one of the most
amazing places you could ever visit.
Kent Sorrells
Country where you're based. Feel free to put several in. Allows us to get a feel for geographic spread.
How did you hear about us? Allows us to fine tune our communications.
Precise details if you have them or a rough idea if that's all you have.
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Some places only have 1-3 rooms. We need to discount these in the planning process if you require more.
Some lodges do not accept children under a certain age.
Most lodges are small and provide limited choice on the day. Please let us know any allergies, foods you cannot eat and/or preferences. Then we can ensure your requirements are taken into consideration.
We often select where you go by understanding what you want to do.
This helps us recommend the right options to clients with differing budgets.
How well we do our job really depends on how well we understand you. So anything you can add to help us understand who you are and what you enjoy is of enormous help.
As part of your trip, we will donate $100 to be contributed to a sustainable and important NZ project. We have four of our favourites above. Please tick which project you would like to receive this donation. If you are interested in supporting any of these further, please let us know.