10 unique luxury experiences around New Zealand
BAY OF ISLANDS – The Cellar Door Lunch at The Landing
The Landing in the Bay of Islands is one of New Zealand’s truly awe- inspiring luxury retreats, and you can experience some of its world-class hospitality with its Cellar Door Lunch. The experience includes a cruise across the Bay of Islands on the lodge’s private boat, a tour of The Landing and its winery, a wine tasting, a two-course lunch prepared by The Landing’s chefs, and a guided walk.
AUCKLAND – The Libraries at The Hotel Britomart
Host an unforgettable intimate gathering at The Hotel Britomart’s new Libraries. Book The Chef’s Library to enjoy a private degustation experience by executive chef Tom Hishon and matching wines for up to eight guests.
TAUPO – Whisky Tasting at Huka Lodge
Let a whisky aficionado take you through a tutored tasting at beautiful Huka Lodge. Held by request, the Huka Lodge whisky tasting aims to entertain as well as inform.
ROTORUA – The Perfect Catch at Solitaire Lodge
The Perfect Catch experience at Solitaire Lodge is fishing, but not as you know it. You’ll begin your day with a soak in Lake Tarawera’s natural hot springs before eating breakfast on board a catamaran. You’ll then be taken by a professional guide on a private lake cruise where you’ll fish for rainbow trout, with your catch expertly prepared for you by the Lodge’s chef.
NEW PLYMOUTH – Museum Curator Hospitality Tour at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Gather your friends for an exclusive tour of Govett-Brewster with the gallery’s expert curators, followed by a discussion about the history of the museum, the work of Len Lye and New Zealand contemporary art over cocktails and canapés.
HAWKE’S BAY – Private Beach Picnic at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
Travel by off-road Can-Am to rugged Rangaika Beach, where you will enjoy a private picnic and sample gourmet treats in between swimming, snorkelling, sunbathing and beach cricket.
WELLINGTON – Cocktail Tour with Food & Spice Odyssey
Discover Wellington’s wonderful cocktail scene with a Food & Spice Odyssey walking tour. This guided 2.5 hour tour will help you get to know the city’s vibrant nightlife while introducing you to master mixologists and their quirky creations.
CHRISTCHURCH – TranzAlpine Train
Traverse the breathtaking Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train. In Scenic Plus Class you can sample local delicacies and regional wines to match, while gazing at stunning landscapes through panoramic windows.
WANAKA – Helicopter to Minaret Station
Chopper into Minaret Station, which is only accessible by helicopter, to discover the stunning natural beauty surrounding this luxury lodge. Or embark on a guided scenic flight experience organised by Minaret Station to discover Fiordland, Dusky Sound or Aoraki Mount Cook.
DUNEDIN – High Tea at Lanarch Castle
Enjoy homemade sandwiches, slices, scones, cream cakes and tea in the garden or beside the fire at Lanarch Castle. The 150-year old building is NZ’s only historic castle, and boasts great views of the Otago Peninsula.