Category: New Zealand

How the red deer brought the Wild West to New Zealand

How the red deer brought the Wild West to New Zealand

New Zealand is a magical place, with stunning natural beauty and amazing scenery. From national parks, golden beaches, indigenous forests to expansive mountain ranges that stretch on endlessly, the opportunities to explore abound. The cities and towns too hold their own charm; some surreally modern while others hold an old-world charm that harks to a […]

Gourmet experiences in New Zealand’s boutique wine town

Gourmet experiences in New Zealand’s boutique wine town

Gone are the days when holidays were for just kicking back. Yes, we all love to wind down on a beach for a day or two with a good novel, but recent trends such as volunteer-tourism and educational-tourism have grown in popularity, showing that hands-on experiences are now a vacation must. And It’s not only […]

New Zealand by water – luxury yacht charters ahead of the America’s Cup

New Zealand by water – luxury yacht charters ahead of the America’s Cup

New Zealand has a name for itself as an adventurer’s paradise and the outdoor lifestyle of its locals translates well into the country’s tourism industry. With Auckland to host the America’s Cup in 2020, the islands are gearing up to welcome travellers from across the world, and luxury yachts in particular will find state-of-the-art amenities […]

New Zealand's 5 most delicious seafood choices

New Zealand’s 5 most delicious seafood choices

New Zealand goes beyond fish and chips on the beach or smoky barbeque meals when it comes to gastronomy. With a distinct Pacific-rim influence, our cuisine is something guaranteed to delight even the most sensitive of palettes, and indulgence is forgiven, because If sea-food is your thing, then New Zealand is your oyster. An extravaganza […]

Photo of the Week: Volcanic Crater, White Island, New Zealand

Photograph of the week: Volcanic crater, White Island, New Zealand

If staring into a red-hot bubbling abyss sounds like the adventure getaway of your dreams, look no further than White Island, New Zealand. Often referred to as the world’s most accessible active volcano, White Island is a living, breathing, roaring, hissing example of Nature at its most angry… A roiling mass of geothermal activity, steaming […]

New Zealand: a journey into flavours

New Zealand: a journey into flavours

A trip to New Zealand is not complete without visiting the multitude of exquisite sights that abound, from the long white beaches in the North to snow-capped mountains in the South Island. New Zealand is famous for the picturesque landscapes, for the dialed-up colours of nature and the multitude of sites to see. But a […]

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Christmas is a time for giving (back)

The fast-approaching Christmas and Chanukah seasons are a special time, especially so for families. It is regarded as the time for giving, and it is even better to give-back. Travel and celebrate the essence of Christmas and Chanukah: give back and help those less fortunate on a festive family trip that changes lives… not just […]

5 of the world's most thrilling adventure experiences

5 of the world’s most thrilling adventure experiences

Adventure runs thick in the veins of a special group of people. These are the adventurers, the thrill-seekers, the modern-day buccaneers who demand the surge of adrenalin only found at dizzying heights or breakneck speeds. Unlike others, these rush-junkies actively seek adventure in places and ways most of the rest of us will never understand. […]

Connoisseur highlights: 5 tantalising experiences to try in New Zealand

Connoisseur highlights: 5 tantalising experiences to try in New Zealand

While New Zealand provides many a guest an outstanding holiday, it also provides lovers of luxury, connoisseurs of distinction and individuals of impeccable taste an exquisite opportunity to blend the finer things in life. From fine dining, helicopter cruises, fly-fishing and inspired shopping to gorgeous blue oceans, sea-food cruises and delicious wines, you can do […]

Winter wonderland: where to travel to for snow

Winter wonderland: where to travel to for snow

With Autumn already here, and Winter just around the corner, we’re left with no choice but to accept the fact that the cold bitter days are approaching. While I don’t know many people that are big fans of the Winter, it’s hard not to appreciate the fun snow can bring. For those with families especially, […]

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Meaningful trips inspired by the Rugby World Cup

We are well into the Rugby World Cup, hosted for the first time in an Asian nation – Japan. This year’s event is set to be the most openly contested ever – so hard to pick the winner, with at least 6 countries laying plausible claim to the title. Japan’s historic win over one of the […]

6 activities that celebrate New Zealand’s love affair with wine

6 activities that celebrate New Zealand’s love affair with wine

When contemplating New Zealand, with its multitude of amazing activities, natural wonders, and stunning scenery, wine may not be the first thing that leaps to mind. However, New Zealand has long fostered a complex relationship with wine, dating back centuries. The earliest vines were planted here back in the 1800s and kicked off the country’s […]

5 must-see locations in New Zealand

5 must-see locations in New Zealand

An island nation in the South Pacific, New Zealand’s landscapes are home to astonishing diversity. From the mud pools and geysers of Rotorua to the skyscraping peaks of the Southern Alps, our natural grandeur promises to inspire and delight. Read on to discover the best way to see some of New Zealand’s many highlights. Milford […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

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12 exquisite private villas in New Zealand

New Zealand, it’s got everything an outdoor enthusiast could ever want: wild beaches, majestic peaks, vast wildernesses, and lush green forests. Each region boasts a unique combination of nature, culture, modernity and experiences to suit every interest. The land of the long white cloud is also blessed with some of the most exquisite luxury accommodation. […]

5 of our favourite short, easy walks in New Zealand

5 of our favourite short, easy walks in New Zealand

New Zealand’s landscapes are nothing short of spectacular, especially when explored on foot. Whether you would prefer a short easy walk of half an hour through native bush to a deserted waterfall or a day walk on one of New Zealand’s most famous tracks, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors. Abel […]