Celebrate Eid Al Adha with the entire family in New Zealand
The Exclusive Travel Group transforms family holidays into a lifetime of memories
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 September 2013: Eid Al Adha is the perfect occasion to let family members know how special they are. Why not make this Eid festival an occasion they never forget with a destination holiday to New Zealand.
The country offers something for everyone, making it the ideal destination for multigenerational vacations. From luxury tented camps, world class lodges, remote retreats and golf courses to volcanoes, glaciers, coastal playgrounds, mountains, lakes, native bush and spectacular fiords, a journey through New Zealand is a collection of experiences and contrasts.
Helping to transform your family holiday into a lifetime of memories is The Exclusive Travel Group. Architects of refined experiential travel to some of Australasia’s most sought-after locations, the company crafts bespoke and personalised itineraries to suit every member of the family. Here are its top picks for a superlative Eid Al Adha escape to New Zealand.
Bay of Islands
The Bay of Islands in New Zealand’s Northland is the world’s ultimate maritime playground where the intrinsic romanticism and emotional lure of water is an ever-changing backdrop to its idyllic retreats.
Nestled on the ridgeline of a private peninsula is Eagles Nest, a secluded retreat of five luxury villas perfect for families large and small. Each villa is equipped with a pool, spa, large outdoor sundeck and gourmet kitchen. Enjoy dinner created by the resident chef in the luxury and comfort of your villa while star gazing from the terrace. www.eaglesnest.co.nz.
Set on 6,000 acres near Matauri Bays and affording unadulterated 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean is The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. This luxurious accommodation also offers access to secluded private beaches and has a spa nestled in Totara Forest. www.kauricliffs.com
Central North Island
In Central North Island, Treetops Lodge & Estate is both a luxury hotel and ecological triumph. Located in Horohoro in Rotorua, a geothermal wonderland and the centre of Maori culture, it is the ideal escape for nature and culture enthusiasts. After a day exploring the 70 kilometres of nature trails on foot or horseback, relax in the many natural hot springs or mud baths, then return to enjoy gourmet food conjured from the finest New Zealand produce. www.treetops.co.nz.
South of North Island
Just when you thought you had seen it all, you find a place so special it redefines the word unique. Wharekauhau (pronounced farray-kow-how) Country Estate is heralded as one of the most spectacular farms on earth. Set on a 5,000 acre working sheep station in the deep south of New Zealand’s North Island, Wharekauhau is a scenic two-hour drive or 10-minute helicopter flight east of Wellington. Bordered by the Rimutaka Ranges and Palliser Bay, this remote and secluded hideaway epitomises the true spirit of New Zealand. The lodge is styled in the manner of an Edwardian country mansion with a grand hall, open fireplaces and country-style kitchen. There are 15 private guest cottages throughout the grounds, all luxuriously appointed and offering spectacular views. With a wide range of outdoor activities to be enjoyed all year round and world class cuisine, Wharekaurau is the ultimate family retreat. www.wharekauhau.co.nz.
Central South Island
Spectacularly placed within New Zealand’s Southern Alps, Grasmere Lodge is a wilderness retreat beyond compare. Situated on a 13,000 acre working farming station, guests can enjoy guided tours of the property and try their hand at farming if they so desire. Here you will find some 3,000 Merino sheep, 200 Red Deer and 200 Black Angus beef cattle, beyond which lies the mighty Arthurs Pass National Park with crystal clear streams and lakes. The original Grasmere Station homestead, built in 1858, remains a part of the Grasmere Lodge and accommodates up to 24 guests in its superior suites and rooms. Quintessentially New Zealand, Grasmere Lodge blends traditional elegance with modern luxury in this superior alpine retreat. www.grasmere.co.nz.
Queenstown is a rare gem among the world’s premium destinations. It is a place where freedom, inspiration and wonder combine; where artists, adventurers and those with a passion for life enjoy an enviable lifestyle. There is literally something for the whole family to discover in Queenstown.
For complete privacy visit Minaret Station, New Zealand’s first ever luxury tented lodge. Located in a sheltered glacial valley at an elevation of 3,000 feet above the shores of Lake Wanaka, the Estuary Burn valley is classic Lord of the Rings territory. Accessible only by helicopter, guests stay in a luxurious insulated tented suite and enjoy meals by the open fire from the gourmet Mountain Kitchen - www.minaretstation.com.
Matakauri Lodge, located on the breath taking Lake Wakatipu offers stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding Remarkables, Cecil and Water Peak mountain ranges. The modern, architecturally designed lodge and adjoining villas are nestled in a native forest, just 10 minutes from the heart of Queenstown. Facilities include a full service luxury spa, swimming pool with spa and a fully equipped fitness centre - www.matakauri.co.nz.
For a more convenient place to rest your head, look no further than the Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa. The luxury boutique hotel features 70 opulent deluxe spa rooms, 10 executive spa suites and two penthouse suites. With an absolute downtown location on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, the five-star hotel has the best of the alpine village at its doorstep.
About The Exclusive Travel Group
The Exclusive Travel Group is a specialist, inbound destination-management company designing bespoke and personalised travel experiences to some of Australasia’s most sought-after locations. The company crafts travel experiences across three categories – leisure, corporate and VIP – to three destinations – New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific. Founded in 2002, The Exclusive Travel Group is headquartered in New Zealand with an office in Australia and sales representatives in the GCC, Russia, UK and North America. As one of the most revered names in ultra-luxury travel in Australasia, The Exclusive Travel Group’s Exclusive services are used by some of the most discerning travellers in the world.
For more information visit www.exclusivetravelgroup.com