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Example Itineraries

About ten or so years ago, we were approached by Forbes' Robb Report.  They wanted to profile us as one of ten destination specialists in an article which listed their top global picks.  They asked us to produce an "ultimate itinerary".  We sat down, as we usually do when someone asks us to think, and thought.  And thought.  And thought.....  

After a few days they contacted us again and asked why they hadn't heard anything.  Full of passion, determination, idealism and of course naivety, we responded that we couldn't come up with an ideal itinerary as what was ideal for one person was terrible for another.  They promptly asked us to design one of 'our' favourites.  Duh!  Now why couldn't we have thought of that?  So we came up with one, which was duly profiled.

Since then, every year when we look at this page we get confused.  Last year's favourite doesn't quite cut it.  Some people have moved on, others have appeared, some have gone off the boil, others have improved.  And that really laid-back itinerary for that spiritually minded couple just doesn't appeal to those people who would have preferred that high-adrenaline helicopter legend trip we did the year before.  So, we've ended up back where we started.  The very best itinerary we can show you is the one we design for you based on our understanding of you.

In the last 15+ years we have never repeated an itinerary.  We prefer to limit the number of clients we take rather than turn into another "cookie cutter" operation.  So if you're here to get ideas for another agency or for something you want to do yourselves, you're out of luck.  If you're here to engage with an award-winning professional outfit which goes well beyond what is commonly available in terms of content and service both, then you're in the right place.  Tell us about yourselves and we'll start telling you about New Zealand.  

A basic up-to-date example 5-star itinerary can be emailed to you.  This includes a number of our signature experiences and the cost comes in around NZ$150,000 (USD$111,615) for two couples travelling together. 

For more in-depth discussions of the sorts of travel we design for people you can look at these pages, which we are adding to as we find the time:

There's also an easy questionnaire on this page here.  Or drop us an email or pick up the phone. 

Please note with these itineraries below that they were developed 3-4 years ago.  As such we would not recommend buying them off-the-shelf.  They are merely an example of what can be done.  Some lodges no longer operate, in other cases we use different suppliers, upgraded activities etc.  And helicopter costs seem to change every year.  So, treat them as nice examples of possible baselines from which to start.

New Zealand Highlights

New Zealand Highlights

10 Days, NZ$7,163 (USD$5,330)

This itinerary encompasses high points of New Zealand and two-night stays in five areas. The itinerary can be offered in 4 variants, and is priced for a couple.  Travelling as 2 or even 3 couples would obviously lower the per-person cost, especially where a guide is used. Price per...

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Family - Super Luxury and Active

Family - Super Luxury and Active

23 Days, $POA

This itinerary was deisgned on request.  Our brief was to put together the very best New Zealand had to offer for a family of four.  Cost was immaterial and quality and exclusivity were paramount as were comfort, relaxation and privacy.  Final cost depends significantly on options...

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Hunting, Fishing and Super Luxury

Hunting, Fishing and Super Luxury

20 Days, $POA

This is an itinerary which was designed for a group of people who didn't want to move around much and who wanted to experience the best of hunting and fishing in New Zealand.  The best time of year for hunting and fishing in New Zealand is March/April.  If there are people in the party...

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4/5 Star Extensive Touring

4/5 Star Extensive Touring

14 Days, NZ$9,445 (USD$7,028) per couple

This itinerary goes off the beaten track to parts of New Zealand not normally covered in itineraries while making use of excellent accommodation.  We can also add in activities in different locations where requested, or you are welcome to make your own arrangements. The excellent thing...

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5-Star Exclusive

5-Star Exclusive

11 Days, NZ$30,000 (USD$22,323) per person

A special itinerary making use of some favourite places and liberally served with a number of our custom signature activities which help the traveller get an in-depth appreciation of what really makes New Zealand.  Well away from standard commercial and off-the-shelf itineraries....

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