High-End Experiential Travel in New Zealand

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Horse Trekking

Horse Trekking

The other area we want to seriously look at is horse riding in New Zealand.  In the past, we have set up ad hoc luxury horseriding on private estates with a gathered seafood (abalone!) lunch, or visits to private equine establishments.  What we are now doing is turning our attention to developing more permanent horse riding and...

Silver Pine

Silver Pine

Silver Pine is a special place.  The view from this small lodge is the closest thing we have seen to the view from a helicopter, the place is owner-hosted by a delightful couple, the food is excellent and the location fantastic. With only four rooms, Silver Pine is probably the smallest lodge we recommend.  Built high up on a ledge...

Treetops

Treetops

Treetops is a traditional hunting/fishing style lodge set remotely in its extensive acres 30 minutes outside Rotorua.  The land around is all native bush and abundant in wildlife.  The lodge itself has a very grand main building where the lounges, kitchen and dining room are located together the a 'lodge wing' of 4 rooms. ...

People Are Important Too

People Are Important Too

One of the things I really enjoy about my job is continuously meeting special, wonderful people. Not just our clients, who can be tremendously entertaining, but the special people we select to make their time in this country memorable. Recently we planned and trialled another special day. This time it was the Southern Alps by helicopter - a...

Poronui - Taupo

Poronui - Taupo

One of my favourites in the Taupo region and something truly different.  A 16,000 acre property in the mountains on one of the country's top trout rivers.  The fishing is rightly acknowledged as some of the best in the country, and this is the place where Sika Deer were introduced into New Zealand.  In a country made famous by...

Wild Food - Maori Style

Wild Food - Maori Style

Somewhere between Taupo and Napier lies a 5,000 acre block of land.  Access is either by helicopter or modified four-wheel drive vehicle.  It is remote, very remote.  It's also high, beautiful land, stretching from an elevated river plateau up to mountains still covered in native bush and trees.  On the land are a number of...