Category: New Zealand

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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 […]

New Zealand has being amazing down to a science

New Zealand has being amazing down to a science

New Zealand is well known around the world for its stunning scenery and wide range of amazing activities. However, this quiet little country nestled far from the big movers and shakers in the world has a lot more depth than its popular image lets on. New Zealand is a modest sort of place. As a […]

Top 5 destinations for a luxury honeymoon

Top 5 destinations for a luxury honeymoon

From dining under the stars at a lantern-lit beach table to sipping champagne from a private infinity pool and watching wildlife from a safari camp, a honeymoon is a chance to head on what is truly your dream luxury holiday. So, we’ve picked out some of the very best places to celebrate after your big […]

Beat the heat - 9 reasons Winter in New Zealand is a winner

Beat the heat – 9 reasons Winter in New Zealand is a winner

As the days lengthen and the temperatures continue to rise in the Northern Hemisphere… Winter is in full swing in our little slice of paradise. New Zealand’s unique location in the far south creates a special opportunity for savvy travellers to escape those long hot dog days of summer. School is out for the long […]

Exploring NZ with a guide – 5 ways to enhance your holiday

Exploring NZ with a guide – 5 ways to enhance your holiday

New Zealand is a land of such astounding beauty; one never has to drive too far to feast your eyes on something breath-taking and amazing. The contrasts between the massive mountain ranges and the broad, empty beaches, the forests, the waterfalls, the crystal-clear lakes, and indigenous fauna and flora are unique and fascinating beyond words. […]

8 of the best destinations for October and November

8 of the best destinations for October and November

We know from experience that travelers often begin planning their trip 4-6 months in advance, which means that at this point in the year, people are thinking about their fall adventures. October and November are really great months to travel. Families with school-age kids are home, and there aren’t any college students on spring break. […]

5 reasons why New Zealand will be triumphant after Christchurch

5 reasons why New Zealand will be triumphant after Christchurch

New Zealand is a country of untold beauty; from the North to the South Island there are an abundance of natural sights that will take your breath away. There are mountain climbs that will elevate your view to more than 12,000 feet and scuba dives that will take you through an underwater paradise. New Zealand […]

Tiaki: the heart of New Zealand sustainability

Tiaki: the heart of New Zealand sustainability

A magical land of natural wonders and unique marvels, New Zealand holds a special place in the hearts and minds of not only its residents but also the inquisitive travelers who flock to its tranquil shores to experience everything that the country has to offer. Well known for its stunning scenery, pristine wilderness, and native […]

Top 10 happiest countries in the world

Top 10 happiest countries in the world

Perhaps your idea of happiness is a pristine beach off the Caribbean, a glass of vintage red on the French Riviera or an unexpected hotel upgrade, but what about the happiness of a nation? The winner of this year’s World Happiness Report may come as a surprise to some. For the second time in a […]

The Rolling Countryside

Authentic New Zealand… true to life

New Zealand is renowned the world over for its glorious countryside and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, and people flock to our shores to experience some of the best outdoor and nature activities available anywhere. Despite this well-deserved reputation as a must-see destination, many visitors sadly miss out on the opportunity to really immerse themselves in the […]

5 alternatives for average vacations

5 alternatives for average vacations

We suspect that you, like us, are not interested in average vacations. You want to travel in a way that shakes things up and is good for your mind, body, and soul. You have an adventurous spirit. You favor uncommon places and experiences. As more people travel and places become ever-more connected, touristy, and Instagramed, it can […]