Three couples who met on a TCS World Travel luxury jet expedition came to our Luxury Custom Travel department asking us to develop a personalized journey to New Zealand. After talking to the group about their travel needs and desires, our travel consultant developed this adventurous itinerary, which you could use as a starting point for your own custom journey.
Customize a Travel Adventure with Friends
Take a behind-the-fences private tour of the 6,000-acre working farm at the lodge, guided by the farm manager, to learn about the many animals raised here.
Head to one of the three private beaches on the grounds, or to the waterfall, and enjoy a catered picnic.
Formula One Challenge
Whether a complete novice or an experienced road car driver, get a taste of what it is like to drive a Formula Challenge single-seater race car with instruction from a professional driver.
Geothermal Pools and Maori Culture
Take a visit to Rotorua to witness the bubbling mud pools and spouting geysers before enjoying your own time in a hot springs waterfall all while learning about the native Maori culture.
Garden Tour and Cooking Demonstration
Walk through the lodge’s herb and citrus garden with the chef, picking and tasting what’s in season as he describes how he uses the ingredients, and then head into the kitchen for an interactive cooking and tasting.
Spa and Massage
Take time to relax and unwind as you and your partner enjoy a soothing massage or other spa treatment.
Whale Watching by Boat
Board your vessel and set out in search of the area’s most famous residents, including dusky dolphins, giant sperm whales, fur seals, or the wandering albatross among others.
Organic Food Experiences
Whether you want to visit the farm and walk the produce rows with the owners or simply enjoy a multicourse tasting menu, learn why this area of New Zealand is famous for both its produce and its seafood.
Cable Car Ride and Luge Run
Enjoy a breathtaking ascent to the top of Bob’s Peak on the Skyline Gondola and then take thrilling ride on custom-built luge carts as you descend over 800 yards of banked corners, tunnels and dippers.
Historic Mining Town
Arrowtown is a quirky, historic village. Browse its heritage main street and learn the stories of this living historic settlement while taking some time to pan for gold.