EMBARK ON AN ADVENTURE IN MIDDLE-EARTH
Plan your luxury travel to New Zealand with our experts who have travelled far and wide in this incredible country to design the perfect trip for our clients. Compact yet incredibly diverse, New Zealand has it all. From fjords to rival Norway, deserted beaches that stretch for miles, smoking volcanoes and snow-capped peaks to glaciers, vast forests, verdant wine regions and vibrant cities, there’s almost nothing we can think of that you can’t find in this wonderful country. To top off New Zealand’s abundant natural splendour, there are the people. Famously relaxed and welcoming yet fiercely patriotic, the Kiwis have, perhaps, come to terms with their heritage better than any other nation. Māori culture and traditions are celebrated by all, and learning about these should be central to any visit.
It goes without saying that there are some wonderful hotels here, but we believe the most interesting way to enjoy the country is to stay in one of several small B&Bs – in New Zealand these are often seriously luxurious. Not only will you enjoy an authentic, local experience, but this being New Zealand, you are almost guaranteed to come away with friends for life! We have created some extraordinary, guided experiences to help you get under the skin of this fabulous place – whether that’s trekking with Māori elders, wine tasting in Central Otago, whale watching in Kaikura or flying over mountains in a helicopter, our experts have travelled far and wide in this incredible country to discover everything they need to know in order to design the perfect trip for our clients.
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Our Expert Picks
New Zealand Highlights
Dunedin is the second largest city on New Zealand’s South Island, but it must be one of the most picturesque. With its stunning baroque architecture, seafront location and wonderfully laidback feeling, it seems to sum up much of what makes the country so much fun to explore – and that’s even before you head out into Otago itself. The rugged coastline, with its steep cliffs and safe harbours, stretch for miles in every direction, the sea air helping to provide the perfect terroirs for some of the best pinot noir vineyards in the world. Dunedin may be close to the bottom of the world but should be near the top of the list for any trip to New Zealand.
Explore Siberia Valley in the Southern Alps by helicopter to experience some of New Zealand’s most dramatic and remote corners. Discover hidden rivers, crater lakes and forests before landing on the snow-capped peak of Mount Aspiring. A three-hour hike through this uninhabited land takes you home to finish off what is guaranteed to be an unforgettable day.
Māori Experience, North Island
Mount Titiraupenga lies in the Waikato region of New Zealand’s North Island. Crowned by a distinctive vertical peak, this is a sacred Māori landmark, and is surrounded by one of the last ancient Rimu forests. Here you will receive your traditional Māori welcome before spending time with a master carver learning the Māori way of life. This is an intimate and private setting in which you can experience these stories and traditions completely outside of a normal “tourist” experience.
Area in Focus
The area around Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s most beautiful regions. With majestic peaks, glaciers, forests and rivers, it is a great place to explore by helicopter or on foot.
Getting it Right Every Time
Creating an itinerary
We work in some of the most ecologically and culturally sensitive parts of the world, so have always been conscious of operating in a way that has a positive impact on both the environment and the people.
When you travel with us, we will make a contribution on your behalf to one of the following charities: All About the Light Foundation in Africa, ABOUTAsia Travel & Schools in Cambodia, the Alalay Foundation in Bolivia and Scott Polar Research Institute in the Polar Regions.
If clients are interested, we are always keen to get them involved in local projects and conservation efforts. Whether it be whale counting in Antarctica or rhino relocation in Kenya, you will leave knowing your actions have made a difference.
Our service includes booking and managing all your international and domestic flights. However, you can also book your own international flights if you would prefer. We can also organise private charters and private jet travel for both international and domestic flights.
We have a fantastic VIP service in place to help you navigate the airport and make your journey as smooth and easy as possible. We can collect you from your home, take you to the airport and escort you through check-in and immigration to avoid any queues, straight through to the airport lounge before boarding your flight. The same service can be put in place on your return journey.
We understand that one of the most important factors to our clients is flexibility to give you as much assurance as possible when booking your next trip. We are extremely flexible and are on hand to discuss with you the latest updates on flexibility in any one of our destinations.
We have excellent relationships with a handful of insurance companies who provide various forms of cover. Each one offers a different policy with varying terms and conditions, so we strongly recommend getting a series of quotes and discussing your personal requirements in detail with them in order to find the best one for you.
Booking and travelling with an accredited tour operator is more important than ever. cazenove+loyd is a bonded tour operator and is ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Our ATOL number is 3208. This means that the UK government guarantees all funds paid out to a bonded operator and is bound to pay in full if the bond holder is unable to deliver as contracted. This gives our clients peace of mind and full financial protection. Please see our booking conditions for further information.
We have put the relevant measures in place so that our destinations are ready to welcome you safely. In all of our destinations, sanitation and hygiene in our vehicles and the properties we work with are extensive, with cleaning protocols rigidly followed as well as other necessary safety requirements. We always arrange private vehicles and guides for our clients when travelling in a destination.
The price of our service is dependent on the intricacies of the itinerary. No two trips are the same. Our philosophy is to make every detail tailored just to you.
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