Luxury Travel New Zealand
The Best of New Zealand
From the very tip of Northland, to southern sounds of Fiordland, New Zealand has a fantastic collection of world-class luxury lodges, and an array of jaw-dropping experiences to match.
New Zealand has long been a world leader in luxury lodgings, with iconic names such as Huka Lodge and Blanket Bay being top of their game for decades. Today, haven fallen in love with the country, billionaires from the United States to Russia have built their own luxury lodges for you to enjoy. Not to be outdone, some of the most prominent New Zealanders have opened up their private holiday homes for those who want complete privacy and seclusion. Whether you’re looking for a beachfront escape or a hideaway in the mountains; a luxury farm stay experience or a vineyard cottage; we have the perfect place for you.
To complete the perfect holiday you need experiences to remember for a lifetime. New Zealand’s rugged landscapes and abundance of coastline means there’s always a spectacularly scenic helicopter journey or a superyacht nearby. Cook with celebrity chefs, fish on private estates, golf on the world’s top courses, visit artists in their private galleries, sip champagne on a glacier, or paddle on an alpine lake that’s never been paddled before; if you can dream it, we can deliver it.
Luxury Destinations In New Zealand
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Luxury Accommodation In New Zealand
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These itineraries have been designed to inspire you with a small selection of the many unique adventures to be had in this beautiful country. Once you have a feel for the destinations and experiences that best resonate with you, we will tailor every element of your perfect luxury travel itinerary, exclusively for you.
Two weeks in New Zealand's best lodges from north to south
This classic ultraluxe itinerary has you visiting the very best of New Zealand’s lodges throughout the country. Start in the city of Auckland and enjoy the wines of Waiheke Island before heading south to Taupo for a stay at iconic Huka Lodge. Delve into New Zealand farming life, with a luxury twist, at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. See the best of New Zealand’s marine life in Kaikoura and Banks Peninsula near Christchurch, staying in treehouses and a grand Downtown-esque manor as you go. And finally, as you head towards Queenstown, take two epic helicopter rides, one through the Southern Alps and another to Milford Sound, a pièce-de-résistance you’ll never forget!
14 nights’ accommodation (2 nights at Park Hyatt Auckland, 2 nights at Huka Lodge, 3 nights at the Farm at Cape Kidnappers, 2 nights at Otahuna Lodge, 2 nights at The Lindis, and 3 nights at Matakauri Lodge, inclusive of breakfast daily, 7 lunches and 12 dinners), private car and driver transfers to and from airports and accommodations, private seaplane flight to Waiheke Island with a private wine and food tour of the island, private tour of the Hobbiton movie set, private guided hike and cruise of Lake Taupo, private wine and food tour of the Hawke’s Bay, green fees, club and cart hire at Cape Kidnappers Golf Course, cooking class at Otahuna Lodge, private tour of Banks Peninsula and Akaroa with dolphin cruise, private helicopter journey through the Southern Alps, private guided fly fishing day, private helicopter excursion to Milford Sound, and s private full day touring of Queenstown art and highlights.
The most luxurious and private villas New Zealand has on offer
This is the itinerary for those seeking absolute privacy in New Zealand’s most exclusive villas. Enjoy the Bay of Island’s famed beaches; sip wines amongst the vineyards of the Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough; enjoy mountain-top views around Nelson; see seals, dolphins and penguins on the rugged Banks Peninsula; and be captivated by the soaring Southern Alps and her majestic alpine lakes in the Queenstown region. Each villa offers at least four bedrooms and all the standard facilities, plus some very unique ones such as a recording studio, a collection of important Maori artefacts, a frisbee golf course, and even an observatory. A full complement of staff can be at your every beck and call, or perhaps you’re happy with just a chef-cum-sommelier?
18 nights’ accommodation (3 nights at The Landing, 3 nights at Summerlee, 3 nights at Falcon Brae, 2 nights at The Shack at Cloudy Bay, 3 nights at Scrubby Bay at Annandale and 4 nights at Piwakawaka, including meals and beverages to suit), private scenic helicopter transfers between Auckland and the Bay of Islands, private cruise through the Bay of Islands, private wine tour of Hawke's Bay, private helicopter, hike and cruise day in the Abel Tasman National Park, private tailored food and wine experience at Cloudy Bay Vineyard, private swimming with dolphins experience at Akaroa, private penguin spotting tour, private helicopter excursion to Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park, and private hike and jetboat excursion into Mount Aspiring National Park.
Get off the beaten track, without having to compromise on luxury!
For when you want to get away from the world, but not compromise on luxury. Start in Queenstown and transfer straight out to The Lindis, a remote lodge set in the Ahuriri Valley with views of the Southern Alps. Here you’ll enjoy a day out horseback riding through the conservation land surrounding the lodge. Lift off by private helicopter for your next destination, deep within the Southern Alps, Minaret Station. Enjoy complete seclusion at this lodge only accessible by air. Here you have a private hiking guide ready to go when you are. Finally, helicopter to Blanket Bay, via majestic Milford Sound with views of glaciers, rainforests and lakes enroute. Land on the lawn at Blanket Bay where you’ll enjoy the next three nights. Take in the jaw-dropping views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkable Mountains from your suite.
7 nights’ accommodation (2 nights at The Lindis, 2 nights at Minaret Station, and 3 nights at Blanket Bay) inclusive of breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 7 dinners, private airport and accommodation transfers, private guided horseback ride, private scenic helicopter transfers, private hiking guide at Minaret Station, private helicopter excursion to Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park.
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Planning a 7 week trip is daunting enough without the complications of COVID cancellations, rebookings, and closures. Yet every connection, every transportation detail, every accommodation, every meal, everything was flawless.
From our arrival in Sydney .. to our last stop in Queenstown .. we will carry with us the best memories of our trip and all of your efforts. The incredible private boat tours .. the bespoke wine tours with the best guides .. our accommodations .. and the excellent itinerary and pacing, made for a perfect trip.
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