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We specialise in luxury tourism (6, 5 and 4+ star) focused on connecting you with New Zealand through special people, places and activities.  Truly special, authentic New Zealand holidays that you will remember for many years.  We don't just sell luxury accommodation. What does this mean for you? We understand, monitor,...

Accommodation

Accommodation

New Zealand luxury accommodation has developed its own character, especially over the last 20 years.  Originally there was Huka Lodge, a lovely place of style and character evolved from a fishing lodge.  This was a sanctuary of quality amidst a desert of cheap motel rooms where it was considered a luxury if you had a room to...

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Bei Ahipara haben wir eine Mission: Wir wollen Ihnen unsere Heimat nicht nur zeigen, wir wollen Sie mit Neuseeland verkuppeln! Sie sollen das Land durch die Augen seiner Bewohner, Besuche an außergewöhnlichen Orten und ihre Lieblingsaktivitäten entdecken. Wir lassen Sie in unser Leben eintauchen und sind damit weit mehr als nur eine...

Unterkünfte

Unterkünfte

Luxusunterkünfte in Neuseeland haben eine ganz eigene Dynamik entwickelt - besonders in den letzten 20 Jahren. Den Anfang machte die Huka Lodge, ein liebenswürdiges Haus mit Stil und Charakter, das aus einer ehemaligen Hütte für Angler entstand. Diese Lodge war lange Zeit ein Heiligtum, ein Kleinod inmitten einer Wüste mit billigen Motels,...

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We specialise in luxury tourism (6, 5 and 4+ star) focused on connecting you with New Zealand through special people, places and activities.  Truly special, authentic New Zealand holidays that you will remember for many years.  We don't just sell luxury accommodation. What does this mean for you? We understand, monitor,...

Cavalli Island Retreat

Cavalli Island Retreat

We used this place in February of this year as the setting for a billionaire's birthday party. We think it is unique in giving luxury clients a taste of how New Zealanders would spend their luxury dollars if they had enough of them. Eco-friendly design, just 6 beds on a private island of 80 acres, excellent fittings, and the best view from a...

Silver Pine - Another Unique Place

Silver Pine - Another Unique Place

That little ridge in the centre of the photo is where you can find Silver Pine. Obviously the location (on the cross-bar of the H formed between the junction of Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea) is quite special. If you have a look on their website, you will also see that the architecture is special. What is not immediately apparent - and...

Takaro Lodge - A Highly Unusual Place

Takaro Lodge - A Highly Unusual Place

Takaro Lodge is not what one would expect. Not a "discerning" place for the lodge trophy hunters. No ties for dinner. No lists of sanctioned local activities. No "children not allowed" rules. And no spa which only pays lip service to modern spa techniques. This is a place where relaxation is king. Where relaxation is...

He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata

He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata

There is a Maori saying. "What is important in life?" The answer is "He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata". "It is the people, the people, the people." Tourism is no different. A lodge is basically a pile of building blocks without people. An activity is less. And guiding cannot exist without people. Over...

Accommodation - More Than Meets the Eye

Accommodation - More Than Meets the Eye

Some people think booking accommodation is easy. You just get a good rate and book it! I suppose in the same way, cooking is easy. Everyone can cook. And everyone can drive, too. I've been driven by plenty of poor drivers, eaten too much bad food and have stayed in some truly awful accommodation. So maybe it isn't that easy after all? I've...

More Than a Touch!

More Than a Touch!

We love to find people who work like us. People who are dedicated to looking after details and making people happy. Six years ago, we were a one-company effort pushing this largely ignored message at unresponsive inbounders and uncomprehending lodges. Nowadays, thankfully, many more people are understanding the true sophistication of clients and...

Accommodation - More Thoughts

Accommodation - More Thoughts

We have been long-term fans of private, single-party accommodation. Some clients enjoy the social aspects of lodges but the gradual decline in the attraction of communal dining gives a clue that perhaps there can be too much of a good thing? Even some of the top lodges now offer multiple dining areas to allow holidaymakers (an important...