Rugged snow-capped peaks, sun-filled skies, iconic Maori culture, winery-dotted islands, and innovative cuisine served by Michelin-star chefs. New Zealand treasures quality, and you’ll eat and drink very well. It’s wild, too—cliff-hugging drives to lost valleys, biking between wine tastings, picnic spots literally straight out of Hobbit movies.
A spine-tingling, foot-stomping Maori haka war dance. A helicopter ride from the Kiwis’ adventure capital to waterfall-splashed picnic spots. Michelin-star chefs preparing specially arranged meals at the country’s oldest wineries. Biking winery to winery along a perfect coastline. Along the way, stay in style: luxurious cottages looking out over neighboring vines, or below peaks near the lip of glimmering lakes.
From the casual wine lover to the outdoor enthusiast who gets a rush from helicopter rides to secluded hikes, New Zealand has something everyone can learn from and be inspired by.
New Zealand’s peak times are the southern hemisphere's summer: December thru February. March and April, too, offer prime weather, long evenings and autumnal colors.
Only in it for the wine? We get it. Want to dial up the adventure? Always possible in New Zealand. Tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll make your trip unforgettable.
Prepare for high style and design in some of New Zealand's most stunning locations—on the water, in the vines, at the base of mountains.
The city’s emerging harborfront district—home to best restaurants and theater—is an ideal and indulgent base to settle, packed with Maori-inspired design and local art, with rooms with city views.
We’ll get in deep with the setting, by setting up in boutique cottages with luxurious living rooms looking through huge windows to craggy peaks and rows of luscious vines.
Situated at the entrance of Martinborough’s quaint village square, our hotel has been the talk of the town sine the 1850s. It's still considered one of the finest hostelries in New Zealand.
New Zealand’s Southern Island amps up the adventure. We’ll stay in Queenstown’s best boutique digs, an intimate base overlooking the city’s snow-capped peaks and silvery waters of Lake Wakatipu—the perfect base for mountain journeys.
Our private itineraries to New Zealand are ideal for groups of four or more—you and friends, families, and multi-generational groups. For groups of six or more, an optional Modern Adventure local guide can be arranged.
Yes, we can help you craft an unforgettable milestone celebration, for groups as large as 40 or more.
Our level of curation and care. We handle everything, overseeing your experience from beginning to end, with the highest levels of ownership and responsibility. We also support you each step of the way, with comprehensive trip materials and itineraries, detailed day-by-day options, insider destination info, gear recommendations, and 24/7 dedicated support.
Preferably three to six months in advance. We stay in unique, in-demand boutique and luxury hotels where advance reservations are important to secure the best accommodations possible.
We curate your Modern Adventure to ensure the experiences are authentic and immersive, and included in your trip price. This includes internal flights, all accommodations, local transport and airport transfers, private travel for all day trips and excursions, private tours with local guides and cultural experts, exclusive VIP access and activities, all breakfasts and some lunches and dinners.
Private Modern Adventures typically cost $750 to $1,500 per person, per day, and vary by time of year, number of people in your group, types of activities you prefer including private local guides and private transfers.
MO/AD Private Departures do not include roundtrip airfare to/from your destination, travel insurance, transportation to your trip’s starting point, hotel incidentals (including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs), and any activities or meals not included in your confirmed MO/AD itinerary.
After learning more about you, your interests and preferred style of travel, as well as your preferred travel dates, we will present you with a detailed itinerary including activities, internal flights, transport and accommodations. In order to check and confirm availability for your group, there is a $750 non-refundable deposit due. This will be applied to your final trip cost.
Your trip is guaranteed—and your dates secured—with a 25% non-refundable deposit. Many of our local partners, including our hotel and resort partners, require advance deposits to secure the best accommodations. The balance of your trip is due 30 days prior to travel.
US citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least three months beyond your planned departure from New Zealand. US citizens are eligible for a visa waiver and therefore do not need a visa for tourists stays of three months or less. Under the visa waiver program, US citizens will be required to have a NZeTA, which can be applied for prior to travel and is valid for multiple visits for up to two years. For full requirements and information visit the New Zealand Embassy. For citizens of other countries, please check with New Zealand’s embassy or consulate for information and requirements.