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A New Zealand Luxury Travel Insider podcast with Sarah Farag

A New Zealand Luxury Travel Insider podcast with Sarah Farag

New Zealand Luxury Insider Tips: Paroa Bay, North Island

Honoured to have been chosen as one of the first to feature in the Luxury Travel Insider podcast series, Southern Crossings’ Sarah Farag chats to Bell+Bly* Travel’s Sarah Groen to share her travel tips for curating memory-making personalised luxury travel experiences in New Zealand with a New Zealand Luxury Travel Insider podcast.

One of New Zealand’s leading luxury travel specialists and Conde Nast Travel Specialist for New Zealand, Sarah Farag talks about some of New Zealand’s most exclusive travel experiences, the evolution of New Zealand’s luxury lodges (dating back to the iconic Huka lodge’s humble beginnings) and new luxury New Zealand accommodation openings to look forward to.

Listen to how Southern Crossings can help luxury travellers find untouched corners of the country and enjoy personalised luxury travel experiences that few (if any!) have had the privilege of enjoying before them (such as the time Southern Crossings pulled off a one-off pop up heli-glamping experience in the remote peaks of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, leaving only the lightest of footprints, and life long memories, when the guests departed).

But it’s not all about the jaw-dropping beauty of New Zealand’s spectacular South Island that all too often steals the show, Sarah also shares her insider tips and great reasons why New Zealand’s North Island is a #NZMustDo too! Offering a complete feast of visual contrasts; from the beautiful Bay of Islands to emerald geothermal lakes and the rolling Hawkes Bay vineyards, “without the North Island, you only see half the picture”.


Tune in to the New Zealand Luxury Travel Insider Podcast to learn more about Sarah Farag’s New Zealand ‘happy place’, her favourite winery finds (that aren’t all ‘just’ about the wines!), where to really stretch your legs and get off the beaten track (and no, it’s not the Milford, Routeburn or Hollyford Track). Find out about the craziest New Zealand adventure activities (and the difference between bungee jumping, swinging and catapaulting your way into the ‘sole club’) and most importantly, learn about the real X factor that keeps visitors coming back to New Zealand, time after time.


*Bell+Bly Travel is a Virtuoso Member and an independent affiliate of Brownell Travel. Southern Crossings works with travel advisors like Sarah Groen to design bespoke New Zealand luxury travel arrangements tailored to their individual clients’ preferences, needs and motivations. As the leading DMC for luxury travel to New Zealand every member of the Southern Crossings team takes great delight in exceeding the expectations of both travellers and the travel partners we work with, making the planning process smooth and simple, the travel experience seamless and superlative.

To listen to the full New Zealand Luxury Travel Insider Podcast

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and follow this link for more luxury New Zealand travel information and inspiration with the Brownell Insider Guide to New Zealand.

Southern Crossings is a proud Virtuoso on-site and the Virtuoso On-site Community Partner for UltraLuxe Travel to New Zealand and Australia.