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LUXURY GUIDE TO AUCKLAND

What makes Auckland a great luxury destination

From stunning beaches, to authentic Maori culture, delicious wine, gourmet restaurants, luxury accommodation, Heli tours, and vibrant city life full of personality, Auckland will charm you with its endless variation.

Auckland is the gateway to the rest of New Zealand, with an extraordinary offering of its own.

Go from fine-dining restaurants, art galleries, culture, and city life, to gorgeous beaches, oh-so-beautiful wineries, and easily accessible islands in the Hauraki Gulf, such as the Great Barrier Island, known for its wildlife.

Only Auckland offers so much, and that’s what makes it so appealing.

Exclusive New Zealand Experiences

BEST TIME TO GO AND WEATHER

There is always a good time 

 

Auckland is a great all-year-around destination. The best time to go depends on what you’re looking for.

While the summer season between November – February (temperature range: 20-30 C) will spoil you with gorgeous beaches, water activities and lots of events, you’ll be able to keep yourself busy in the winter season (temperature range: 9-15 C) too. Visit the wineries or a volcano, and familiarize yourself with the great selection of restaurants and bars.

The spring season between August – November (temperature range: 8-19 C) is a good time to visit if you would like to avoid the crowds.

Almost no matter when you end up coming here, it’s still recommended to pack a little bit extra for every season. In addition to its vibrant city life, Auckland is known for its unpredictable weather.

BEST LUXURY ACTIVITIES IN AUCKLAND

SAILING ON AUCKLAND HARBOUR

Nicknamed the City of Sails

Auckland’s sailing offering is of highest class. Race on the waters you’ve been admiring in a former America’s Cup boat or go for a private sightseeing trip on a luxury yacht.

The view of the city from the water is something out of the ordinary.

If sailing is your main attraction, make sure to visit during the Americas Cup, which will take place in Auckland 2021. Reach out to me for info about our Exclusive America’s Cup Packages.

WINE TASTING AT WAIHEKE ISLAND, MATAKANA WINE TRAIL

Waiheke Island

A beautiful 30 min ferry ride away from Auckland, is home to some of the best wineries in New Zealand. Explore one small paradise after another, and enjoy gourmet food perfectly paired with just the right bottle(s).

Waiheke Island has been included in Conde Neste’s Best Islands in the World list and voted number five on Lonely Planet’s Top Destinations.

There is a great selection of luxury accommodation options to choose from, such as Mudbrick’s spectacular Owners Villa and the award winning boutique hotel, The Boatshed.

STAY AT HURAKIA LODGE

At Rakino Island

Located in the middle of the Hauraki Gulf, Hurakia Luxury Lodge is internationally recognised for its overall luxe experience.

Start your memorable stay with a heli transfer to the lodge and look forward to days filled with stunning views, gourmet food, the most comfortable bed, and the best possible service will be arranged to take care of your every need during your stay.

VISIT THE RUGGED WEST COAST

Beautiful Black Sand Beaches

Auckland has several stunning beaches to choose from. Piha, Muriwai, Karekare, Bethells are some of our favourites. Kick back with a beer or a freshly squeezed juice, eat seafood, and enjoy the fresh breeze. If you prefer more action, these are great for surfing as well.

EXPERIENCE AUTHENTIC MĀORI CULTURE

Ra Karakia

Experience Ra Karakia, a Māori sun ceremony, and be welcomed onto the land by a local tribe at their marae on iconic Bastion Point.

This is a truly unique experience that will transport you to another time and connect you to their culture and traditions .

DINE AT SKYTOWER’S 5-STAR RESTAURANT

The Sugar Club

Renowned for its innovative menu by the local celebrity chef Peter Gordon, great service, and exquisite views of the city and its surrounds from the 53rd floor of Auckland’s iconic Sky Tower.

A dinner at the Sugar Club is a not-to-be-missed experience of its own.

PRIVATE SHOPPING

With a top NZ fashion designer

Upgrade your wardrobe with an exclusive shopping experience with your favourite NZ designer.

Many pieces are made by hand right in the studios of the designers and the focus on sustainability is huge here.

We recently interviewed Janey Evett, Business Development Manager of New Zealand Fashion Week, about NZFW and what makes kiwi fashion so special.

ENJOY SIMPLE, LOCAL PLEASURES

Fish and chips on the beach or on Mt Victoria in Devonport. You’ve had fish and chips many times before, but the way it’s prepared here is just amazing.

Ponsonby

STROLL DOWN PONSONBY ROAD STRIP FOR DINING AND SHOPPING

Take a walk along Auckland’s trendiest strip. This is a great way to throw yourself right into the vibrant city life and feel the pulse of Auckland.

HIKE RANGITOTO ISLAND

With beautiful views at every turn, Rangitoto island is one of NZ’s most well-known hikes.

FEEL THE WIND IN YOUR HAIR WITH A 4WD EXPERIENCE

A 4WD adventure on the beach, sand dunes, or in a native forest, is an exhilarating and different way to explore Auckland. Visit beautiful locations with your own, private guide.

EXPLORE THE BEST OF NZ’S ART SCENE

On a private art gallery tour

Get to know the best of NZ’s art scene on a private, guided after-hours art gallery tour.

An exclusive art experience is a great way to learn more about the culture, and to find a lasting memory to bring back home.

AND THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO AUCKLAND

These activities are just examples of what’s possible. Contact me to learn more and customize your own authentic, exclusive Auckland experience

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