There are three main questions in our mind when we communicate with prospective clients. These are "why", "how" and "who". Quite a few people, when contacting us only tell us "what", which tends to miss out on what they don't know about New Zealand. Which is usually quite a lot. So,... read more
The first in our series exploring why, over the years, families have travelled to New Zealand. People often talk about "creating memories" - something which makes me a little uncomfortable, a bit like saying "the weather's going to be good tomorrow" or the worst one of all and I hope I don't get struck by lightning for... read more
Starring in the photo above - a juvenile Yellowtail Kingfish caught off Golden Bay up in Nelson. In a supporting role, Alex Waller, one of our favourite fishing guides. New Zealand is well known as a trout fishing destination and has attracted people from all over the world. We're not going to talk about that. We're going... read more
This is a difficult one to write about as it means so many different things to so many different people. So we'll focus just on what we know and have observed with our clients and partners. In this photo, Singaporean journalist Mavis Teo is having elements of a powhiri (sometimes known as a Maori Welcome) explained to her by John Paki.... read more
Years ago, as I was trying to find ways of explaining to Tourism New Zealand what someone like me did in tourism and why it was important, I thought of the analogy of the chef. The beautiful chef pictured above is of course the very talented Pen Lee of Split Apple Retreat, bringing high-end authentic and deeply innovative cuisine to New... read more
We specialise in luxury tourism (6, 5 and 4+ star) focused on connecting you with New Zealand through special people, places and activities. Truly special, authentic New Zealand holidays that you will remember for many years. We don't just sell luxury accommodation.
What does this mean for you?
We're not just a booking agency - we're a global leader in innovative, personal, responsive and experiential tourism based in New Zealand. This was rewarded in 2015 with Traveller Made's award for creating the finest experiences in the world. This is a tough insider award where the finest agencies in the world vote confidentially.
We only promote and sell responsible animal encounters and most definitely have nothing to do with places which hold whales, dolphins or porpoises in captivity. We work closely with special people in New Zealand who are the true guardians of our natural environment, which we hold very dear.