Extreme. Relaxed. Immense. A larger than life adventure playground.
Towering glaciers, fiery volcanoes and turquoise seas – New Zealand’s natural splendour provides the ultimate backdrop for outdoor adventure. Throw in fine dining, sophisticated cities, warm locals, and the thriving Maori culture and it’s clear why the Kiwi experience is as unbeatable as its rugby team.
Lay anchor alongside a private beach, amongst the subtropical paradise, Bay of Islands, and watch your private chef prepare a mouthwatering feast; rejuvenate in Taupo, the epicentre of volcanic geothermal activity and hot springs; take a nail-biting white-water rafting adventure; explore Lake Tarawera aboard a private yacht; indulge yourself in the Hawkes Bay region, New Zealand’s award-winning food and wine district; discover the Lord of the Rings’ film sets by 4x4; quad-bike, mountain bike, paraglide, skydive or bungee jump in adrenaline-fuelled Queenstown; helicopter to, then climb atop of breathtaking glaciated mountains; practice your fly-fishing on some of the best trout rivers in the world; take in breathtaking views of the mighty Huka Falls by helicopter, before hiking to a sumptuous lunch.
Where to Stay
Splendid villas; private islands; lodges and lakefront luxury cabins; camp in the Southern Wilderness, or stay in Bilbo Baggins' hobbit home!
When to Go
New Zealand comes alive in the summer (December to February) with buzzing beaches, festivals, sporting events and great conditions for outdoor exploration. Or come for excellent skiing from May to August.