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Destination: New Zealand

Our list of articles tagged with "New Zealand."

October 8, 2019

Just Back: New Zealand

Artisans of Leisure’s private luxury New Zealand tours are designed by in-house travel experts who have extensive firsthand experience in New Zealand.

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October 17, 2016

Exclusive New Zealand Tours

Artisans of Leisure’s private New Zealand tours feature the best luxury lodges and insider experiences throughout the stunningly beautiful country. Here are a few of our favorite destinations.

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October 10, 2016

A Private Helicopter Flight through Stunning Milford Sound

Perhaps the most famous sight in New Zealand, Milford Sound is a breathtakingly beautiful fjord on the South Island. Steep mountains and dense rainforests border the glacier-carved waterway, which cuts through the Southern Alps and connects to the Tasman Sea. A private helicopter flight is the ideal way to experience the majesty of Milford Sound […]

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October 7, 2015

New Zealand for Film Fans: A Tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set

For fans of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies, there is perhaps no better destination than beautiful New Zealand. The stunning landscapes throughout the country served as inspiration and scenic backdrops for many memorable scenes in the movies. A highlight for LOTR fans is a private tour of the Hobbiton Movie […]

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June 24, 2013

New Zealand: Five of Our Favorite Luxury Lodges

New Zealand’s extraordinary luxury lodges are destinations in their own right. Here are five of our favorite lodges, all of which are featured in our private New Zealand tours. 1.    Blanket Bay, Queenstown Blanket Bay—a longtime favorite lodge among our travelers—sits on the shore of Lake Wakatipu just outside Queenstown on the South Island. We […]

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May 24, 2011

Private Shore Excursions the Artisans of Leisure Way

When taking a luxury cruise, a great way to make the most of your time in ports of call is with private shore excursions and private overland tours. Artisans of Leisure has a vast network of expert guides and drivers in cruise destinations around the world, and we work with sophisticated travelers to customize private […]

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July 20, 2009

Bluff oysters: a superstar among New Zealand’s sensational seafood

Among New Zealand’s many seafood sensations, a standout is the legendary Bluff oyster. Plump, delicate and sweet, Bluff oysters are highly coveted among Kiwis. But, unlike much of New Zealand’s excellent seafood, Bluff oysters are sold only in New Zealand, and they are available fresh only from March through August. New Zealand has some of […]

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February 24, 2009

An interview with one of our art and architecture travel experts

John is one of the travel experts based in our New York City office. He’s passionate about art and architecture, and helps design our tours around the world. Q: What are your favorite travel destinations? A: I firmly believe that each destination is fascinating in its own way, and I love exploring new places and discovering […]

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