At any time of the year.
Summer – (Dec–Feb) – can be hot and is also the high season.
Autumn – (Mar May) – is a beautiful time of the year, often with very settled weather and the famed colours of the trees in South Canterbury and Otago are at their best.
Winter – (Jun–Aug) – is also a time of great exceptional beauty and will give you some magnificent experiences and often stunning days, provided you enjoy colder temperatures.
Spring – (Sept – Nov) – is perfect to experience the sparkling countryside, snow-capped mountains and the special light that shimmers all over the regions.
We specialise in New Zealand’s most stunning area between the Christchurch and Queenstown International airports. From meeting you on arrival to dropping you off for the next leg of your New Zealand holiday, we can arrange and organise everything you might like to do and see within that area.
A jacket and hat because this is an alpine environment and the weather can be changeable even in the summer. Also make sure you have good walking shoes. Otherwise the essential things are an appreciation for new experiences, plenty of enthusiasm and plenty of memory sticks for your camera.
Yes, that is all part of our service. Depending on your arrival time we can also give you a short introductory tour or introduce you to a great restaurant.
Absolutely. We will take you to reputable outlets, boutique studios, working artists, producers and craftspeople, or to vineyards and a salmon farm – whatever you want to look at we can introduce you to respected traders and producers. Many of the products can be shipped to your home.
Wine is one of our passions. The choice is extensive and even within the small area we cover there is significant variation in the types of wines produced by the winemakers, who are all committed to creating some of the world’s best wines. There are so many vineyards to visit. Tell us your wine variety preference and we can take you to the best wineries.
In our region – near Lake Wanaka - there is a new boutique whisky distillery. It’s The Cardrona Distillery which aims to produce the very best whisky possible using pure local water and traditional Speyside methods. They also produce vodka, gin and triple sec.
Many creative people have made our region their home. We can take you to meet painters, photographers, sculptors and other artists with distinctive talents.
Some people come to New Zealand exclusively to play golf. There are world class courses and smaller country courses with fantastic scenery. There is no need to bring your own clubs. You can hire them at most courses. We can plan your days around playing times, although at certain times of the year getting in a round of golf will definitely be weather dependent.
Ideally a day in and around Christchurch, a day to travel to Lake Tekapo, two days exploring that area, a day to drive to Queenstown. So the ideal minimum is five days. We can however, give you a wonderful experience in three days by driving directly to Lake Tekapo and the Mackenzie country. If you have more time there are several extra activities you can enjoy to create a truly memorable holiday.
We cater for one couple travelling on their own, two couples who know each other travelling together, or a small family of up to five.