Wish List: The ultimate NZ luxury lodge experience

Australia’s most controversial blonde Lara Bingle stayed at one of them, and I’ve stayed at the same one. Now it’s your turn. NZ luxury lodge. Three words that go together. The trio of New Zealand luxury lodges – The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, and Queenstown’s Matakauri Lodge – announce The Tiger Tours 2013 ultimate New Zealand experiences based on owner and founder Julian H. Robertson Jr’s vision of how guests can experience his favourite destination. And it will only set you back $NZ24,900 for one tour and $NZ13,900 for the other. New York billionaire Robertson Jr has invested heavily in his love affair with New Zealand spanning 30 years.

A villa at Matakauri Lodge, where Lara Bingle stayed, with expansive views of the lake

Together with his late wife Josie and their family, Julian has created three of the world’s finest award-winning luxury lodges and two of the very best golf courses the world has to offer.

Following the success of the inaugural Tiger Tour earlier this year, the lodges are pleased to announce two tour options in March and April, 2013. Both tours offer a combined nine nights across the three lodges – The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers and Matakauri Lodge, out of this world’s destinations in the Bay of Islands, Hawke’s Bay and Queenstown.

The view of Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu from Matakauri Lodge

Incorporating the best of New Zealand’s North and South Islands, the Tiger Tour showcases the most unique experiences New Zealand has to offer and provides the opportunity to meet some of the people who make New Zealand so special. The March Tiger Tour by Private Jet will start at Cape Kidnappers in March.

The Farm, Cape Kidnappers, where one of the tours will start

This tour is the ultimate New Zealand Land and Air Experience combining private jet and helicopter transfers between the properties. An exclusive tour limited to a maximum of four couples. The April Tiger Tour will start at Matakauri Lodge on the April 15 and will include the same great activities and experiences as the March tour, the only difference being guests will be transported between the properties using Air New Zealand. reservations@capekidnappers.com

The magnificent setting for The Farm, in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

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