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auckland

Often misunderstood, this city has grown to dwarf New Zealand's other cities. The reason, according to one eminent historian is lifestyle. I agree with him. This is not an easy city to understand for those who want to do it themselves.

Our clients have had an excellent time. With the maritime playground - second to none - of the Hauraki Gulf and its marine life, vineyards and beaches - and on the other side black sand beaches and crashing surf near mountainous rainforest - there really is a lot to do. The West Coast has been home to a number of films, from The Piano, to Xena and Hercules.

This is also the world's largest Polynesian city for those interested in South Pacific cultures. There are plenty of boutiques, restaurants, bars and cafes for those who have had an overdose of countryside.

New Zealand Regions

Any analysis of this country's regions will be either academic or subjective.  This one is unashamedly subjective and open to constant improvement.  Keeping abreast of everything wonderful and new which makes its appearance is impossible.  It's a particularly enjoyable part of our job, but time and money - sadly - are not...

Regionen Neuseelands

Will man die verschiedenen Regionen Neuseelands charakterisieren, kann man das entweder von einem akademischen oder persönlichen Standpunkt aus. Wir bevorzugen hier ganz klar unsere subjektive Einschätzung. Immer auf dem neuesten Stand der Dinge zu bleiben, ist auch bei einem so kleinen Land wie unserem nahezu unmöglich.  Wir versuchen...

A Beach is a Beach - right?

A Beach is a Beach - right?

Well, not quite. Like many things, they seem similar on the surface but once one gets below the surface they're all different. Consider these different beaches we have used (and yes, most of them were deserted): - a beach in the far north where the top quad bike ride in the country takes people up 300ft sand dunes. Remote and wild. - a...

Auckland?  Why Auckland?

Auckland? Why Auckland?

There are many 'received wisdoms' in New Zealand tourism.  One of the more annoying of these is "to see New Zealand, you need to get out of Auckland".  Many itineraries, put together by junior people around the world with little product knowledge and very little client contact, follow this precept and shoot people out as...

Private Houses in New Zealand

Private Houses in New Zealand

Many people offer 5-star "private houses" here in New Zealand - but very rarely are they delivering what they are promising. To make a private residence 5-star rather than 4-star requires service.  Housekeeping, chef, concierge and transportation.  To offer this much at a consistent luxury level requires management of a...

Auckland City Takes Tourism Initiative

Auckland City Takes Tourism Initiative

We were delighted when Jean-Michel was asked onto the Steering Committee looking at the future of tourism for Auckland. Quite apart from the recognition this showed, it also allowed small innovative businesses a voice in this process. The process is well under way and the steering committee has had two good meetings. The ideas coming through...

Cornwall Park Restaurant

Cornwall Park Restaurant

As part of our series picking out lesser known suppliers who deserve to be better known it's time to mention Cornwall Park Restaurant.  Most Aucklanders will think of this as a staid place to take their mothers for tea and scones.  No no no no no.  Since Dean Johnson took over a few years ago we have put a number of high-end event...

Focus on Auckland

Focus on Auckland

Now that the busy season is winding down in New Zealand, we have had a chance to think a little about how the market has moved on and how we can work with more people to everyone's benefit. One message which we are receiving at the moment is that inbounders are increasingly comfortable with using regional destination managers to enhance...

Auckland

Auckland

Often misunderstood, this city has grown to dwarf New Zealand's other cities.  The reason, according to one eminent historian is lifestyle.  I agree with him.  This is not an easy city to understand for those who want to do it themselves.  Our clients have had an excellent time.  With the maritime playground - second...

Time with an All Black Legend

Time with an All Black Legend

Not just any All Black.  One of the greats.  Frano Botica is our man.  Of course we can also put together all sorts of hospitality packages, tailored events, special places and a supporting cast of many All Blacks and ex-All Blacks.  While Frano is not exclusive to us (he has a successful public speaking business), we have a...

Private Gardens with Tony Murrell

Private Gardens with Tony Murrell

Tony Murrell has long been recognised as one of the country's top landscaping talents.  Extremely knowledgeable about our local and exotic plants, and high-profile in our media, he has been responsible for quite a number of beautiful private gardens throughout the country but mainly in the Auckland region. Tony takes our clients on a...

Auckland Rugby Expertise

Auckland Rugby Expertise

A few months ago we put a programme together for 200 Caltex delegates, involving Grant Fox, Kerre Woodham and rugby training specialists from Auckland Rugby. The event went very well of course. Mark Ama, the man who organised the rugby training part of the event for us, is now opening up for business. He is currently putting together his...

Adrenaline, Gasoline & Testosterone

Adrenaline, Gasoline & Testosterone

These events were created with flair and carried off with professionalism. Our Sales Managers all gave you a 100% rating, which speaks for itself. Two days of events Rally hotlaps on a 4.5km closed loop of NZ rally circuit Simulated divebombing of an island off Kawakawa Bay Scenic multi-heli transfer...

5-Star Exclusive

5-Star Exclusive

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. Sensibly priced from NZ$60,000 for a couple, there is...

Auckland

Auckland

Auckland wird häufig vorgeworfen, es wachse so, weil es alle anderen Städte Neuseelands in seinen Schatten stellen wolle. Der Grund dafür, so sagt ein bekannter Historiker, sei der Lebensstil in dieser Stadt. Ich stimme ihm da voll und ganz zu. Auckland gerecht zu werden, ist nicht so einfach. Aber unsere Gäste haben immer eine exzellente...

Gartentour mit Tony Murrell

Gartentour mit Tony Murrell

Tony Murrell ist Neuseelands führender Landschaftsgestalter. Er weiß alles über lokale und eingeführte Pflanzen, tritt in den neuseeländischen Medien als Gartenexperte auf und hat vielen Privatgärten rund um Auckland ein unverwechselbares Aussehen verliehen. Tony entführt unsere Gäste auf einen Spaziergang durch außergewöhnlich...

Ein Tag mit einer All Blacks-Legende

Ein Tag mit einer All Blacks-Legende

Das hier ist nicht irgendein All Blacks-Spieler. Nein, er ist einer der größten neuseeländischen Rugby-Talente überhaupt: Frano Botica. Wir können natürlich auch andere Spieler für Sie anfragen, welche aus dem aktuellen Team oder ehemalige All Blacks. Wir können ihnen ein spezielle Veranstaltung rund um den Lieblingssport der...

5-Sterne-Urlaub in Neuseeland

5-Sterne-Urlaub in Neuseeland

In dieses ganz spezielle Reiseprogramm haben wir nicht nur unsere Lieblingsplätze in Neuseeland eingebaut, sondern auch einige der Aktivitäten, die Sie in dieser Form nur bei uns erleben. Wir möchten ihnen Neuseeland nicht nur zeigen, Sie sollen eins werden mit unserem Land, tief in die Kultur eintauchen und sie verstehen.  Für...