New Zealand

Comprised of two stunning islands that together match Colorado in size, New Zealand is home to some 4.3 million humans and 40 million sheep.

Among other things, it is famous for its endangered kiwi birds, stunning Lord of the Rings scenery, and the fierce All Blacks rugby team. Great active explorations on the South Island include the stunning Queenstown, Wanaka, Nelson, and Blenheim regions. Favourite hotels include Whare Kea, Matakauri, Otahuna, and the St Mary's Convent. The North Island's legendary warm weather, vineyards, golf, and trout fishing all delight. Cape Kidnappers near Hawke’s Bay and Treetops Lodge out of Rotorua are adored by active travellers with a taste for the exquisite.

North of Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, lies the Wairarapa region (Maori for "glistening waters"), known for its Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. The quiet country roads are dotted with livestock and farmhouses, while the townships of Martinborough and Greytown are blanketed with vineyards. Overlooking Palliser Bay, Wharekauhau Lodge is a great base to take a shot at clay pigeon shooting, sheep sheering, or cast surfing.

Gray & Co. offers an unparalleled level of service and experience. The degree to which Cari and her team ensure their clients’ expectations are met is second to none in the travel trade. For the group that came to Cape Kidnappers in March 2010, Gray & Co. did three separate advance site inspections in which every detail was considered. The group enjoyed our property—from kiwi tracking, biking and golf to cuisine and facilities. I admire Cari and her team’s attention to detail; they always go the extra mile.
Julian H Robertson III, Managing Director

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