Category: New Zealand

Earthsong Lodge, Great Barrier Island, Auckland

Earthsong Lodge, Great Barrier Island, Auckland

Just a 30 minute flight from Auckland, Great Barrier Island is a treasure trove of beautiful white beaches, rugged wilderness and virgin forests. The luxury Earthsong Lodge, set amongst 12 acres of olive groves and natural foest, is an all-suite property featuring private sunny courtyards and verandas with magnificent views.

Emirates and the A380

Emirates and the A380

Emirates has 58 of the huge, double-decked  A380 planes  on order, and has announced that it will be flying from Dubai to a number of destinations before the end of the year. Flights from Dubai  to New York begin in October 2008 and  will be  followed by Dubai-London Heathrow flights from 1st December 2008. Routes […]

New levels of luxury for Canterbury’s Terrace Downs

One of New Zealand’s most sought after resorts might soon be Terrace Downs in Canterbury.   Situated just an hour from Christchurch International Airport, the resort is to undergo a multi-million dollar upgrade. New guest activities such as blokarts, archery and a jet boating operation will begin in the next few months, while a luxury […]

Rooftop pool bar at the Heritage Auckland

Rooftop pool bar at the Heritage Auckland

Guests at Heritage Auckland can now escape to the rooftop Pool Bar for stunning summer sun and views across the harbour. Located adjacent to the hotel’s Health Club, you can relax with a tall exotic cocktail, order lunch poolside and lose yourself in the views. The new Pool Bar is open from 4-7pm on Fridays […]

ERMIS2 superyacht

ERMIS2 superyacht

A new 124-ft superyacht capable of speeds up to 60 knots is the latest creation from New Zealand yacht builder McMullen & Wing. Their ERMIS2 vessel is capable of speeds similar to small powerboats and is powered by three MTU16V 4000 M90 series engines, generating some 10,900 bhp. The superyacht offers true luxury also, with […]

Auckland Seafood Festival 2007

Auckland Seafood Festival 2007

Go  and enjoy two days of fun at this weekend’s Auckland Seafood Festival.   Did you know there are 100 edible species to be found in New Zealand waters?   Learn this and more, and share in some wonderful seafood from the Hauraki Gulf, an exciting street party, some first-class entertainment and a VIP lounge […]

KauriFest 2007

KauriFest 2007

From the  8th to 30th September,  the Northland Kauri Festival  will take place. The event celebrates and honours  the kauri tree, a New Zealand icon.    During the festival you can encounter some of the world’s largest remaining kauri trees  with Footprints Waipoua. Local guides will take you a mythological exploration of life in the […]

Boutique self-catering accommodation in Wanaka, New Zealand

Boutique self-catering accommodation in Wanaka, New Zealand

Why not live the ultimate dream and relax in this stunningly beautiful corner of the South Island of New Zealand? Situated on 60 acres of land designated as an area of “outstanding natural beauty”, Buchanan Lodge provides the perfect hideaway. It has the snow-capped peaks of the Buchanan mountain range on one side and the […]

Stay in style at the Millennium Christchurch… and win!

Treat yourself to a luxury 5 star experience at the Millennium Hotel Christchurch, any Friday, Saturday or Sunday until 30th September 2007 and go into the draw to  win a trip for two to the Bay of Islands valued at $2,000! You can currently enjoy superior room accommodation with Cathedral Square views on their winter […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Hadleigh boutique accommodation in Christchurch, NZ Hotels of distinction from Welsh Rarebits Learn to cook at the Villa San Michele, Italy Private luxury from Fiji’s The  Wakaya Club

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Experience a totally Tropical Fiji! Great source for Cruise Deals online   Take a ride aboard The Blue Train Get a pass for Rotorua 5 Star Attractions

Interview with Ryan Bifulco of jouneyPod

Interview with Ryan Bifulco of jouneyPod

Ryan Bifulco is Executive Producer of journeyPod, a luxury lifestyle brand that fuses music, fashion, and travel with a pinch of style. He has previously worked for the likes of Lufthansa, Marriott and the Tourist Office of Spain through his consulting firm, Travel Spike. What is it that  you do exactly? Since we say at […]

Interview with David Hiatt of Lookout Point

Interview with David Hiatt of Lookout Point

David Hiatt is Managing Director of boutique New Zealand luxury travel agency, Lookout Point.  His background is in services marketing and  he has worked extensively throughout New Zealand and the world. Lookout Point was established to provide outstanding tailored holidays through New Zealand that allow visitors to experience the very best of  our scenery, personal […]

Hawke's Bay 'Behind the Label' experience

Hawke’s Bay ‘Behind the Label’ experience

Greenhill The Lodge  is offering a  unique personal encounter with the wines and people of Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand. As part of their ‘Behind the Label’ wine experience, you will get to meet the personalities behind some of the regions award-winning wines. The package includes two nights at Greenhill and use of all its […]

Renovation of The Kingsgate Hotel Oriental Bay Wellington

Renovation of The Kingsgate Hotel Oriental Bay Wellington

New Zealand’s Kingsgate Hotel Oriental Bay Wellington  is to undergo a NZD 10 million renovation, and will be transformed into a Copthorne Hotel. The waterfront property will be almost entirely re-fitted before taking on its new guise as the Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay. The hotel will remain part of Millennium Hotels and Resorts  which […]

FortyTwo: a modern cabin in the mountains

FortyTwo: a modern cabin in the mountains

FortyTwo is a luxurious lakeside retreat in Queenstown, New Zealand. A mixture of glass and concrete, these uniquely-designed three-level apartments combine the expertise of architects Mason and Wales with the interior design know-how of Jewell Cassells. Adding to the sense of space are floor tiles that continue from inside to outside, and balconies with views […]