Naturally New Zealand: Alps and Fjords
Allow yourself to be renewed by the Southern Island’s majestic nature while you enjoy a wide array of outdoor activities in New Zealand’s top lodges.
"Andrea did a wonderful job designing an itinerary to suit three generations of diverse interests, and was flexible and responsive to last minute changes and requests. He showed us many hidden treasures of this beautiful region that would have missed we're it not for him."
- Heather on her journey in Italy
A possible, beautiful itinerary for you
Arrival in Queenstown
After your inbound flight landed in Auckland, you boarded another to Queenstown. It might seem that you are skipping most of New Zealand but you have an appetite for the dramatic, you are bound for the confines of the Earth. As you emerge from the airport, it dawns on you that you have indeed travelled to a land distant and marvellous. Is this Middle-Earth? Or Lyra’s Norroway? The land has a distinct Kiwi flavour: freedom. It is a white canvas whereupon you can paint your own adventure… As a matter of fact, adventure finds you soon enough, as you board a helicopter that flies into the heart of the Southern Alps, see, where you are going there are no roads, other than those of the sky.
Choice of Season
You wake up in a remote luxury lodge, in a high alpine valley, surrounded only by nature and mountains. Your choice of activity for the day suits the season: heli-biking. Sometimes, going uphill is necessary, even enjoyable. But sometimes you just wish you could dessert first, it’s only natural. A helicopter flies you to the trailhead and thereon it’s on you to bomb the descent. There are trails for all skill levels and styles of mountain biking. You choose the scenic route, it is breathtaking. Then you choose a faster line, it is exhilarating. Finally, you go for epicness. It’s your choice, the slopes are yours for the day. If it were winter, you could take advantage of the snow and ski all day. Metal note: come back in winter to have your very own Alps. Read more