Our Hand Selected Accommodations Exceed Your Every Expectation

Our hotel selection is based equally upon location, quality, and service. To enhance your feeling of being ensconced in the culture we always aim to recommend locally owned and operated boutique hotels, lodges and bed and breakfast inns. Because we inspect each accommodation we are able to recommend the room with the best view. Our relationships with the local hoteliers ensure that added touch and dedication to your every desire.

BOI - The Landing Residences Boathouse #4

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Luxury Tours Customized to Your Dreams, Desires, Taste and Budget

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Photo Credit to Tourism Australia

Our customized tours are designed so that every aspect of your wonderful trip has been arranged to suit your personal needs and interests, time constraints and budget. Your tour will always include airline bookings, luxury accommodation, private or small group touring, private transfers between airports and hotels via chauffeur drive cars, early and late hotel checkouts, the full services of our local specialist offices in each country you visit in the South Pacific and assistance with entry visas. Restaurant recommendations and reservations, bookings for theatre and spa treatments are all part of your luxury tour. Your sightseeing leisure time activities will be selected according to your personal interests, tastes and desires. Your luxury tour will exceed your expectations.

Thank you from Dave & Nona Church

Hi Karen,

We wanted to send you a note to bring you up to date on the progress of our trip. We arrived in Hobart this morning (Sat., Feb. 9) and had the good fortune of this being the town’s Market Day with lots of activities in the town center. It is also the occasion of the World Wooden Ship Festival in Hobart Harbor (3 days every two years).

We received your wonderful fruit basket upon our arrival in Sydney after our cruises to New Zealand and New Caledonia Islands. We have enjoyed some of the fruit each day. Your thoughtfulness is most appreciated.   (Our tour guide) Suzanne was a most delightful, informative and personable guide on our tours of the environs of Sydney and the Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park north of Sydney. She sends you her greetings.

Each link of our trip has flowed perfectly, thanks to your planning and arrangements. An unexpected delight has been the friendliness and helpfulness of strangers asking if there is anything they can do to help us when we look confused or lost.

We really appreciate having the Grace Hotel as our center of operations in Sydney. This Hotel is first class in every way….great staff people, available laundry, wonderful breakfasts, luxurious atmosphere, walking distance to places of interest. We really enjoyed our tours of the Sydney Opera House yesterday morning and attending the Verdi opera last night.

We look forward to our 3 day walk on Maria Island beginning tomorrow, and the experiences waiting for us at Port Arthur and Adelaide. We are grateful for this adventure you have organized for us.

Best regards,

Dave & Nona Church

New Zealand Luxury Accommodation

Whether you seek a romantic hideaway or a simply relish time to rejuvenate and unwind, our favorite luxury lodges of the South Island of New Zealand are the optimal place to rediscover life’s pleasures.

Otahuna Lodge NZ

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Acclaimed to be “New Zealand at its finest”, Otahuna Lodge, located at the head of a secluded valley on New Zealand’s South Island, is a place of replenishment and refinement. Where prestigious luxury accommodation meets exemplary service and cuisine in the context of an elegant, historic country estate and guests receive the warmest welcome and indulge wholeheartedly in the sense of occasion presented by lavish surroundings.

The exclusive country estate offers 5 suites and 2 master suites. Each retaining architectural features from the 19th century such as ornate original fireplaces, carved inglenooks and stained glass windows. All luxury suites offer super-king beds, fine custom-made linens, toiletries by Penhaligon’s of London, deep bathtubs and separate rain showers.

Gourmet breakfast is served daily and each evening guests enjoy a 5-course degustation dinner with wine pairings to accompany each course and pre-dinner drinks with canapés.

This exclusive lodge has been featured in dozens of magazines including British society’s Tatler “101 Best Hotels” and most recently in Gourmet Traveller and Luxury Travel Advisor August.

Blanket Bay Lodge

Nestled under the peaks of the Southern Alps and situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Blanket Bay Lodge, is found at  latitude 44 degrees.   With all the flair and sophistication of the world’s finest alpine lodges, Blanket Bay it is a haven of peace and tranquility reserved for the most fortunate of travelers.  Every evening celebrates a luxurious adventure, where guests join together for pre-dinner drinks, before gathering in the dining area for an exceptional meal with newfound friends.

While at the lodge there are many opportunities to participate in activities or can choose to simply soak up the sheer beauty of this spectacular area.  Guests enjoy horseback riding, curling up on the porch with a good book or for those that are keen explorers, a variety of trails originating at the lodges doorstep can be recommended by the hosts.  Others seeking an adrenaline rush may care to venture out to join in the many thrill seeking activities offered in Queenstown, known as the “Adventure Capital of the World”.

For those with a heart for the environment, discover wild nature in the most spectacular mountain setting at Arthur’s Pass Wilderness Lodge. This luxury eco lodge was built in 1996 into a natural forest clearing and has been designed with conservation in mind.

Set on a 2,400 hectacre nature reserve, the lodge and working merino sheep farm is surrounded by 200 hectares of native beech forest, tussock grasslands and a small lake. Guests are invited to explore the surrounding mountains, forests, river and offer organized activities including the very popular trout fishing and guided tours by owner, ecologist and conservationist, Gerry McSweeny.

Guests enjoy out of this world gourmet breakfast cooked to order prepared by specialty chefs and come back together at the end of the day to indulge in superb dinner selections and fine wine against the backdrop of the Arthurs Pass Wilderness Park mountain range.