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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...

Exclusive Experiences

Back in 2001 we set ourselves an objective - to provide our clients with super-quality daytime (or nighttime) experiences which would complement excellent accommodation.  It is a cornerstone of our philosophy that accommodation is only part of the equation and that therefore it was our duty to provide and if necessary invent top-quality...

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...

Nur bei Ahipara

Nur bei Ahipara

Bei unserer Gründung im Jahr 2001 setzen wir uns ein wichtiges Ziel: Unsere Gäste sollen Tages- und Nachtprogramme erleben, die mindestens ebenso besonders und unvergesslich sind, wie ihre großartigen Unterkünfte. Exklusive, anspruchsvolle Lodges und Gästehäuser sind ein wichtiger Bestandteil unserer Philosophie, aber wir wollten dazu gern...

New Zealand's Most Exclusive Coastal Hideaway

New Zealand's Most Exclusive Coastal Hideaway

This is it.  Without any doubt in my mind.  It makes the existing "owners cottages" at the superlodges look a little ordinary.  We've known about this 1,000 acre estate in the Bay Of Islands for a few years when one of our VIP clients had us helicopter them there to investigate investing in a property.  For about...

Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

I was up in the Bay of Islands, yesterday, tacking a product inspection on to the end of a trip with some delightful Canadian clients.  This was a real hardship - conning a 70ft trimaran around one of the most beautiful harbours in the world in near-perfect weather conditions.  And to make it worse, my family came up - children I've...

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...

Eagles Nest

Eagles Nest

A lovely sophisticated experience in the Bay of Islands.  A good place for some rest and relaxation in one of the warmest parts of the country blessed by beaches, islands, dolphins and excellent game fishing. Eagles Nest is not what we call "lodge style" accommodation.  It is more villa style accommodation with...

Northland

Northland

This is the area north of Auckland. It can be characterised by beach life, yachting, diving, game fishing, a strong Maori presence, and the destinations of the Bay of Islands and 90-Mile Beach.  If you want sun, sand and sea, this is where to go.  For those after something more offbeat - the Hokianga (the cradle of Maori) and the far...

A Perfect Day at Eagle's Nest

A Perfect Day at Eagle's Nest

Eagle's Nest was brilliant. We could have stayed there much longer! We particularly enjoyed the kitesurfing, miri miri, gourmet barbecue and our quad bike ride with Greg Hall of Tua Tua. 11 day chauffered & guided Auckland & Northland Airport VIP arrival Late Model Mercedes driven by advanced driver...

Kahawai!

Kahawai!

The Kahawai is a native New Zealand fish which resembles the mackerel.  Renowned as a fighting fish, the kahawai is targeted by fishermen as well as spearfishermen.  Recently we were asked by one of our clients, a gentleman from the US with no less than 58 years of fishing experience to put together a special day for him.  While...

Eagles Nest

Eagles Nest

Im Eagles Nest wird jeder Aufenthalt in der Bay of Island zu einer raffinierte Erfahrung. Diese Unterkunft bietet Ruhe und Entspannung in einem der wärmsten Teile des Landes mit ihren Inseln, Delfinen und Edelfischen.  Eagles Nest ist keine Unterkunft im Stil einer klassischen Lodge. Es handelt sich vielmehr um fünf Villen, jede mit...

Northland

Northland

Mit Northland ist die Region nördlich von Auckland gemeint. Hier dreht sich alles um Strände, Segelboote, das Tauchen, Angeln und eine sehr lebendige Maori-Kultur. Die meisten Besucher wollen hier unbedingt die Bay of Islands und den 90-Mile Beach sehen. Wenn Sie ein Sonnenanbeter sind und nicht genug von Strand und Meer bekommen können, sind...

Why Compromise?  We Don't.

Why Compromise? We Don't.

In my ongoing series showing people just what it is possible to expect from travel providers these days - here's something I'm working on at the moment. A US family approached me wanting 8 days in New Zealand based around taking special photographs.  They're highly technically proficient and the parents have been here before, landscapes...