New Zealand

  • Top Ten Things to do in Auckland

    Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest and most cosmopolitan city, offers the visitor a modern buzz blended with old world charm. Continue Reading

    June 5, 2014 • New Zealand, Property Highlights • Views: 9952

  • The History and Tradition of Anzac Day

    ANZAC Day is a day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand. It takes place every April 25th.

    More solemnly, it commemorates the “baptism of fire” both nations suffered in World War I. Hundreds of thousands of Australians and New Zealanders signed up to support British troops and wound up in one of the darkest and most illogical battles of the war– Gallipoli. Continue Reading

    April 25, 2014 • Australia, New Zealand • Views: 6584

  • Otahuna Lodge: A Food Lover’s Delight

    Jimmy McIntyre, Otahuna Lodge’s star chef, learned early on not to play with his food.

    A native New Zealander, Chef Jimmy grew up in the kitchen. “My step-father was a chef, so from an early age, I was in the kitchen. But my first job, I wasn’t allowed to cook. I washed dishes. But I observed, listened, gleaned knowledge. Charlie Trotter was my idol, a genius. Alice Waters and Jamie Oliver were also huge influences.” Continue Reading

    Most claim that this captivating young adventurer made his first appearance in the travel industry at the tender age of five, working diligently to become the most efficient brochure boxer this side of the Atlantic, all the while running up and down the office halls in-between projects. Always following his father around the office throughout the years, Ian began to learn the ropes and become more engaged with the company and travel industry. As Ian grew older, his knowledge and skill set were outpaced only by his passion for travel and desire to see the world, venturing to destinations across the globe from Australia to Africa,. After four years of study, and a few years working within the hotel industry, Ian began his official career much like it started, with a wide-eyed enthusiasm and tireless work.

    March 7, 2014 • Bloggers, New Zealand • Views: 3439

  • Paradise Among Green Pastures at Cape Kidnappers

    Cape Kidnappers Farm offers luxury, boutique accommodations, a world-class 71-par golf course, spa, and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.

    Perfect for honeymooners or a romantic getaway, the lodge is a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux network, an exclusive collection of fine hotels and gourmet restaurants. Continue Reading

    January 31, 2014 • New Zealand • Views: 7047

  • A Gem in the Forest: Treetops Lodge in Rotorua

    Treetops Lodge in Rotorua, New Zealand offers boutique luxury accommodations in the heart of the region’s forest and thermal landscape. Continue Reading

    December 27, 2013 • New Zealand • Views: 4521

  • Experience New Zealand at its Finest

    A visit to New Zealand’s South Island is like stepping onto a movie set.  It’s the reason why worldwide blockbusters like The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed here.  While reaching New Zealand requires a long-haul flight, it is worth the journey to discover a sparkling clean and green land where beaches, mountains, outdoor adventure and vineyards converge. Continue Reading

    Most claim that this captivating young adventurer made his first appearance in the travel industry at the tender age of five, working diligently to become the most efficient brochure boxer this side of the Atlantic, all the while running up and down the office halls in-between projects. Always following his father around the office throughout the years, Ian began to learn the ropes and become more engaged with the company and travel industry. As Ian grew older, his knowledge and skill set were outpaced only by his passion for travel and desire to see the world, venturing to destinations across the globe from Australia to Africa,. After four years of study, and a few years working within the hotel industry, Ian began his official career much like it started, with a wide-eyed enthusiasm and tireless work.

    November 27, 2013 • Bloggers, New Zealand • Views: 5615