Mountain-biking at the Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Cycling and Mountain Biking in New Zealand

Cycling and mountain biking opportunities in New Zealand abound. The country is literally laced with exciting, and often, challenging mountain bike tracks, cycle trails and dedicated downhill blasts. We’ve put a new page up explaining the cycling and mountain biking options for luxury travellers to New Zealand. But there are also plenty of options if you’re […]

Bay of Many Coves Resort Opera Weekend

Bay of Many Coves Weekend of Opera

  Bay of Many Coves Resort is hosting a wonderful weekend of opera, fine food and beautiful accommodation, all set in their magnificent Marlborough Sounds location. 28th- 30th October 2016 “Enjoy the luxurious world of opera and fine Italian food” Stars for this weekend include: Morag McDowell (soprano), Emma Roxburgh (soprano) and Robert Tucker (baritone). Plus […]

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand Luxury Lodges

Gift Vouchers for 5-Star Stays and Treats

 Three of our favourite New Zealand lodges, Matakauri Lodge, Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers, are offering Christmas vouchers this month, giving you the chance to give something beautiful to someone in the festive season. We can create a gift voucher to your request for a stay at any, or all three (why not?) of these fabulous places. […]

Matakauri Lodge, luxury lodge, New Zealand

Luxury and Wilderness Travel in New Zealand

Our First Newsletter We know New Zealand is a beautiful place. You see the images everywhere – social media, tourism billboards, photo sharing sites, guidebooks and coffee table hard covers. And New Zealand definitely features highly on many people’s travel bucket lists. So if you’ve got the time, a bit of money, and a desire […]

Whare Lodge, Wanaka, NZ

Skiing in Queenstown

It’s winter, it’s snowing and the ski season is underway in New Zealand. If you’re travelling from Australia there are plenty of options in both islands – although direct flights into Queenstown from the main east coast Australian cities make that option very simple. And once you’re there, there are some fabulous accommodation options to […]

The Spa at the Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, New Zealand

Health and Wellness Stays in New Zealand

Are you feeling a need to renew and rejuvenate? To pamper your body, mind and soul with gentle healing techniques, yoga, meditation, pilates, detox, massage or spa therapies? Add in the exceptional beauty of some of New Zealand’s hidden places – long breath-taking coastlines, verdant forest, lakefront settings or quiet sanctuaries – and you have […]

Mountain biking at Kauri Cliffs, New Zealand

Cycling Tours in New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the up-and-coming hot cycling and mountain biking destinations this year. With miles and miles of new trails and cycleways having opened in the past five years there is now excellent cycling within reach of all the major centres, and many of the smaller ones as well. Places like Rotorua, Wairarapa […]

Golf at Kauri Cliffs, New Zealand

Play Golf in New Zealand

How often have you wanted to hop on a plane and head off for a few weeks of nothing but golf, played in gorgeous surroundings, on world-class courses, with luxury accommodation right on site? You can play golf in New Zealand and enjoy all these things. Let’s start at the top. You’ll probably fly in […]

Golf at Millbrook, Queenstown, NZ

Millbrook Wins Best Golf Hotel in New Zealand and Oceania

  Millbrook, in the beautiful South Island, has just been named ‘Best Golf Hotel in New Zealand’ and in Oceania as part of the World Travel Awards. It’s a gorgeous spot, surrounded by jagged mountain ranges and far-reaching vistas. The championship 27 hole course covers some 500 acres, with a covered driving range and chipping […]