New Zealand consistently ranks as one of the top wish list destinations for people worldwide. It’s beautiful, well known as the setting for a number of famous films, and has a truly vibrant, chic culture full of amazing new experiences alongside funky beach houses and relaxation havens. You’ll also find exquisite cooking, a surprisingly lively cafe scene, and delightful local wines. New Zealand is a passionate, scenic haven, with a little something for everyone.
For nature lovers, the sheer beauty of New Zealand will simply blow you away. The wilderness and natural landscape are incredibly awe-inspiring. To get closer to the scenery, we recommend a couple of different options. Firstly, a scenic flight is an amazing way to discover the country from above and get a true birds-eye view of the land below. We’d also recommend getting up close and personal with some of New Zealand’s gorgeous parks. The Mount Aspiring National Park is World Heritage listed, home to ‘Paradise Valley’, setting of several major scenes in Lord of the Rings, and an ancient forest. Taking a jet boat journey past snow-capped mountains and cascading waterfalls is simply unbeatable if you love the natural world. Guided walks and wildlife encounters are also available.
For beach bums, New Zealand has a number of gorgeous luxury properties right on the water. Eagle’s Next is one of our favourites, situated on a private peninsula just a short distance away from Russell in the Bay of Islands, comprised of only five self-contained villas set in 75 acres of extensive tropical gardens. The villas are large and can host up to eight people, which makes this perfect for a larger family getaway or a group of couples looking to holiday together.
Couples looking for that New Zealand beach escape should consider The Boatshed, an early-twentieth-century inspired B&B overlooking Oneroa Bay and just minutes away from the beach.
For foodies, New Zealand offers incredible cuisine and cafe culture. New Zealand wines are of outstanding quality and where better to get them than the source? Plus, New Zealand cuisine is often fresh and many of our B&Bs offer local free-range produce in their cooking. Wellington in particular is a surprisingly vibrant cafe town; we recommend a Zest food tour to get the best of it. You might even be able to roast your own coffee beans!
For adventurers, luxury New Zealand holidays offer a surprising amount of fun. From bungee jumping to self drive tours down to swimming with dolphins and experiencing Maori culture, New Zealand has endless offerings for the travellers willing to step outside the box. There are few places in the world where adventure is as encouraged as this.
New Zealand is a fabulous holiday destination and we’d love to help you tailor make your perfect trip there. Call us today to get started with your journey!