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Immersive Travel in New Zealand

You are probably aware that New Zealand is well known for the quality and breadth of our experiences. You are probably not aware that we at Ahipara Travel have been leading this charge, developing fresh, innovative and exclusive experiences for our clients since 2001. Well before the current wave of enthusiasm. And we have been recognised with a wide number of awards and mentions in the luxury travel press for our hard work. We continue every year to scour the country for visionaries, storytellers and charismatic people to help us define what New Zealand is and connect our lucky clients with this country.

We have always worked closely with activity providers, coaching, tweaking, asking.  Spending time with them, truly understanding them and helping them understand our clients.  This investment has resulted in close relationships with a number of star performers who have created warm bonds with our clients over the years.  This is what we offer our clients. 

 

What you see below is a line-up of some of our favourites, but by no means a comprehensive list of all of our activities.  Given the tendency by some people in the market to copy some of what we do, or to make promises that they can do similar things, we have put some these experiences together on a truly exclusive level.  They are simply not available elsewhere.

POWHIRI

Often ranked first by our clients when they tell us what they most enjoyed about their journey through New Zealand. So what...

HARVEY HUTTON

One of the most beautiful places in the world to discover by helicopter, together with one of our helicopter legends as your...

KAI WAHO

“Ko te mahi o te Ariki, ko te aroha me te manaaki” “The service of a high chief is the compassion and caring for the people”...

THE JETBOAT PICNIC

Not many people know the jetboat was invented in New Zealand as a means to access the backcountry for farmers, hunters,...

THE HOLLOWS BROTHERS

This pair are behind the iconic Fiordland film Ata Whenua. They have a strong and deep connection with Southern Fiordland, in...

TE ANAU BACKCOUNTRY

This is an expedition into a wilderness area west of Te Anau. The location is a secret and it's closely guarded by locals. ...

BEN LOMOND STATION

33,500 acres of spectacular high country farm right on Queenstown's doorstep. John and Ginny Foster have been farming the...

HIKING IN SOUTHERN FIORDLAND

We’ve been working with Steve Norris for a number of years. In our opinion the finest hiking and local tour guide in the...

BEVAN CLIMO

Bevan brings to life the West Coast for us. Quite a character, as most true West Coasters are, he blends being the son of the...

HUNTING WITH LOCALS

In New Zealand, hunting is a part of life. We have abundant introduced animals (deer, chamois, tahr) which the Department of...

FISHING

New Zealand is well known as a trout fishing destination and has attracted people from all over the world. We're not going to...

MAORI & THE ART OF WAR

Nga Puhi are renowned amongst Maori for their prowess at war. Maori in general (although Maori will be the first to tell you...

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