We specialise in creating truly personalised itineraries, matching your interests with the time you have available for the journey. When it comes to creating luxury, high quality, authentic New Zealand itineraries we sincerely believe we are qualified for the task. We are New Zealanders who have a passion for providing travellers with the best possible New Zealand experience. We have stayed at the places you will stay, we have met the operators you will meet. We have experienced the best of New Zealand and we want you to have your own once in a lifetime experiences here. A sample of some of the New Zealand luxury accommodation operators that we work with are:
We also work with a number of New Zealand luxury transport operators who will ensure your journey is more than just about getting from A to B. Whether it be a luxury helicopter charter with Reid Helicopters or a private chauffeur service with Black we'll ensure your vacation goes smoothly.
Whether you are interested in general sightseeing or you share our interests in gourmet cuisine, wine, outdoor adventure, eco-travel, local art or just relaxing, it makes sense to utilise the expertise of locals. You might like to review some of the luxury activity operators that we partner with:
My husband and I had an amazing experience on our honeymoon in New Zealand, and we owe all of our gratitude to Experience New Zealand Travel for making the trip the best it could be! Because they know NZ, they know what day trips and travel plans are reasonable, and they helped us maximize our time there. They provided excellent service throughout our trip! They were not only very helpful during the planning phase, but they continued to help once we arrived in NZ. Great detail was taken by Experience NZ into picking appropriate accommodations for us, and we greatly appreciate that. The Azur Lodge was our favorite lodging of the trip, and that because that lodge is more expensive it wasn't added to our itinerary until we confirmed we had a little left in our budget. We also really enjoyed Wildwood Lodge, which is an absolutely beautiful lodge with beautiful lake views! Rotorua is a must see in NZ, and we would recommend staying at Wildwood Lodge. Our hosts were amazing chefs and even packed us a picnic lunch one day! Truly an amazing place. Our favorite activity of the trip was abseiling caves in the Waitomo Adventures Lost World Tour. That was one of the most thrilling activities I've ever done in my life! While in the Waitomo area, we stayed at Hadleigh Lodge, where our hosts took such great care of us! They fed us canapes and served wine and we all talked when we arrived. Great company! We also stayed at Kamahi Cottage, where our hosts invited us to join their family for dessert and homemade liquor and we felt like we were home! I think 14 days was a perfect amount of time to visit NZ. We got one week on each island, with a good sample of several towns. When we return, we know where we want to spend more time. Thank you for everything Shannon and Experience New Zealand Travel!!- Sincerely, Kayla and Michael from California.
Kayla and Michael, USA, February 2014
Thanks to Rachel of Experience New Zealand Travel's relentless communications and efforts to understand our needs and interests, our 2 week trip to New Zealand was one of the most wonderful trips my husband and I have experienced. Our honeymoon trip was amazing and served daily by most wonderful customer services through and through, let it be the hotel accommendations, dining experiences, or activities. I have fallen in love with South Island New Zealand and already planning our retirement there after this short two-week trip! Our stays at Azur Lodge in Queenstown, Whare Kea Lodge in Wanaka Lake, and Stonefly Lodge near Nelson, have been one of the best throughout our years of travel. I would highly recommend those 3 places to anyone visiting Queenstown, Wanake and/or Nelson. All the arrangements were made smoothly by Rachel and our trip was hassle free with full enjoyment. We normally would do all the homework and plan the entire trips ourselves when traveling, but this time with Experience New Zealand, I could not have asked for more.
Kevin and Maryann, Hong Kong, December 2012
We had the trip of a lifetime, through the North and South Islands, starting with Kauri Cliffs in the North and ending with Matakauri lodge outside of Queenstown. Each locale was outstanding and the planning with Kim of ENZ staff was a pleasure. The self-drive cars were great and all the transfers and internal flights worked perfectly. A last minute switch from Christchurch to Bay of Many Coves was implemented smoothly. The hosts at each lodge were warm and welcoming and the service was superb, giving a sense of the micro environs, with great food and a range of local wines. Our activities included golf at Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers, flight into Milford Sound, jet boat on the Matukituki river in Wanaka and each went off perfectly. ENZ is a great partner for travel and it was a pleasure to go back and forth with Kim Dixson to get optimal customization of travel plans.
Chris and Diana, USA, March 2011
Situated on 150 acres of private forest, Stonefly Lodge offers the complete package. With beautiful views, 5 star luxury accommodation situated on the banks of the Motueka River, Stonefly Lodge offers the world-class stay that you deserve.
Visit Wharekauhau Lodge for the experience of your lifetime. This boutique lodge provides the finest accommodation, fine cuisine and an extensive wine cellar. Situated on a 5,500 acre working sheep station there are a variety of experiences on offer.
Reid Helicopters Nelson is a family run business that personally flew the cast and crew during filming and production for Lord of the Rings. See these sights plus plenty more on a scenic flight with the experienced team at Reid Helicopters.
Fine Art Tours NZ offer discerning travellers the opportunity to discover New Zealand's unique and vibrant Arts Culture through half-day and full-day private guided tours in Auckland. Tours are designed for those seeking a more personalised and rewarding experience.