Experience 1:

The stunning beauty of Waiheke Island is just a 40-minute ferry transfer (or private transfer) from Auckland city. Given its easy accessibility, a visit here is a must if you like the idea of being indulged. Stop at Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant for lunch overlooking the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf and enjoy sampling their premium wines.

Or for absolute indulgence the Gourmet’s Food and Wine Tour is a must. For those who simply can’t get enough of this extraordinary island, you can spend a night or two at the luxurious Delamore Lodge. With its heated infinity pool, jacuzzi, sauna and spa treatments, you won’t want to leave.

Experience 2:

Queenstown, in the South Island, offers something for all travellers to enjoy. To truly experience the magnificence of the city, take a private helicopter flight to The Remarkables or choose a snow landing on a nearby mountain peak.

We work with local providers to cater to almost any New Zealand itinerary and one of my favourite experiences is the helicopter flight over the breathtaking Milford Sound fiord. Stop for a champagne picnic before enjoying a cruise on the Sound. While in Queenstown, be sure to stop into Vudu Cafe for the city’s best coffee and pastries.


The Hilton Auckland

The Hilton Auckland is perfectly positioned 300m out to sea on the end of Princes Wharf, yet is also located within walking distance of many restaurants and cafes in the Viaduct Harbour area. Choose from an array of suites for uninterrupted views across Auckland Harbour. All rooms feature private balconies and spacious bathrooms.

Azur Lodge Queenstown »

With a totally secluded hilltop setting, yet located an easy five-minute drive into town, Azur Lodge in Queenstown is the ultimate in luxury accommodation. All nine villas are very private, with breathtaking lake and mountain views. Airport and town transfers are included, as are evening drinks and canapés, afternoon tea and a gourmet breakfast each morning.

- Maree A. Kelly Fish, Travel Consultant Flight Centre Maroochydore, Queensland