Travel New Zealand like you never have before!
New Zealand has so many awesome activities and experiences to share and enjoy with friends and family. The challenge is choosing what to do, when to go, how to organise it all and how to make it a bit different from the usual weekend away.
Identifying the activities, and combining them with accommodation, travel, and meals is what I do! I can make this easy as possible, by creating the perfect, memorable NZ travel experience for you and your group.
There are adventure options for kayakers, divers, garden enthusiasts, art galleries, sculpture gardens, skydivers, bungy jumpers, knife makers, art glass makers, hiking trails, whale and dolphin watching, horse racing, arthouse cinemas, 9 hole golf courses, mini golf courses, ziplines, hot pools, etc.
How about learning new skills art or craft. –shoemaking, pottery, glassblowing, sketching, painting, knife making, carving, gin blending, cooking, cake decorating, sailing, surfing, diving, skiing. Mention it and we will find it.
Fancy a Capital City doing weekend? We can organise groups to Weta Workshops to make fake blood, build facial prosthetics, film miniatures. Take the kids to Zealandia for an overnight stay.
What about a weekend in Marlborough including a cooking lesson (Sip and Stir) with a Swiss chef, a winery tour and a chocolate indulgence.
Or an art weekend or week with your own personal art teacher for the group. Sketching, painting, landscapes, animals, still life.
See some of our favourites below and get in touch!
Memento Jewellry Workshop
We think this is PERFECT for friends wanting a friendship keepsake and a great weekend together, or for a bride and her bridesmaids. Just imagine walking down the aisle all wearing your own custom–made, self–made, unique jewellry… awesome!
On arrival you are met and transferred to your centrally located hotel/apartment. Here you will find a chilled bottle of bubbles waiting for you. Ideal for a little pre dinner celebration before you are whisked away for your 5* dinner in one of the city’s finest and most awarded restaurants. No need to worry about finding your own way back to your hotel. You have a private transfer organized to take you home when you have finished your memorable meal.
$470 – $590 NZD per person
Confidence Builder Queenstown
On arrival you are met and transferred to your centrally located hotel/apartment in Queenstown. Here you will find a chilled bottle of bubbles waiting for you. Ideal for a little pre dinner celebration before you are whisked away for your dinner in one of the city’s great restaurants, enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.
The aim of the workshops is to build confidence by teaching them a series of practical farm skills like changing a tyre, cracking a stock whip, claybird shooting, jump starting a tractor and learning how to secure loads with strops and tie downs. Tasks that city folk only see in movies and read about but all farming kids know how to do.
Confidence can be built by preforming unfamiliar tasks and completing them so you get a certain level of satisfaction just from giving it a go. Life is not always easy and practical farming upbringing has held many steadfast through those times.
$699 NZD per person
Hawkes Bay Wineries
This tour is designed for wine enthusiasts, looking to experience boutique, world class wines and wineries with a range of wines that are often only available via mailing lists and pre–purchase.
The itinerary is a starting point and can be extended and adjusted to meet the requirements of the group. We utilize the services of a local winery guide with extensive cellar door experience across a range of wineries in the Hawkes Bay. Dale will host the group during the stay in the Hawkes Bay and be on hand to answer enquiries, explain the attributes of the various wineries and provide introductions.
“Life is Too Short to Wear Boring Shoes”
Marilyn Munroe said, “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world”. And from Hudson and Bleeker, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a fabulous pair of shoes”.
So what’s stopping you? From the great line in Kinky Boots, “Let’s make shoes!”
Grab a like minded friend and choose from the selection of 1, 5 or even 9 day workshops.
The total price includes accommodation in Wellington in a 3* kitchenette included, twin room for 2 or 6 nights depending on the workshop selected, return daily transfers to the workshop, arrival and departure airport transfers, the selected workshop and a dinner out to show off your newly made footwear.
All workshops have materials included.
1 Day Sandal Workshop: $603 NZD per person, twin share
1 Day Leather Sneaker Shoe or Boot Workshop: $678 NZD per person, twin share
5 Day Shoe Workshop: $1,795 NZD per person, twin share
Quiz Night Roadies – 3 nights/4 days
Are you a passionate Quizzer, been through weeks of withdrawal and watching “The Chase” just doesn’t cut it! Get in touch for our suggested North Island itineraries featuring a week of quiz nights to test your knowledge against other Quizzers, travel with like–minded Quizzers and you get to see some of our beautiful New Zealandas a bonus.
Every night a quiz at the local Quiz Night Out. Starts between 6 and 7 pm nightly. An additional night can be scheduled for groups (depending on the itinerary, a Monday or a Thursday) and itineraries are flexible. There are many places throughout New Zealand offering Quiz nights and we can work with the Quizzers and the Quiz Masters to create the perfect Quiz Night Roadie.
Romantic Jewelry Workshop
On arrival you are met and transferred by private luxury service to your boutique luxury hotel. Here you will find a chilled bottle of bubbles waiting for you. Ideal for a little pre dinner celebration before you are whisked away for your 5* dinner in one of the city’s finest and most awarded restaurants. No need to worry about finding your own way back to your hotel. You have a private transfer organized to take you home when you have finished your memorable meal.
Lost Wax Method – (2 sessions in the city of your choice)
Wellington – $2,280 NZD ($1,140 NZD per person, double share)
Christchurch – $2,326 NZD ($1,163 NZD per person, double share)
Fabrication Method –(1 session only)
Wellington – $1,320 NZD ($660 NZD per person, double share)
Christchurch – $1,396 NZD ($683 NZD per person, double share)
Waiheke Marae Stay 2020
Arrive at Piritahi Marae (sacred open meeting area, generally situated in front of the Maori communal meeting house). There will be a powhiri (traditional Maori welcoming ceremony) by the tangata whenua (people of the area) to welcome our group onto the marae. We will be informed about the protocols of going onto a marae and we will choose a representative from our group to speak on our behalf. We will also learn a waiata (song), that we will sing as a group to support our speaker.
Pa harakeke. Learn about the importance of the harakeke plant and it’s many uses. You will be involved in the maintenance of the pa harakeke at Piritahi Marae and learn how to harvest it and the protocols and proverbs related to it. You will then learn how to weave something of your own.
Charmaine has been amazing. We only had a vague idea about where we wanted to go as a family. Over dozens of messages she helped us whittle it down and we’d decided on Bali. Charmaine has guided us with where to stay and nice activities for the children. I feel safe taking my kids to such a foreign experience because Charmaine will be available 24/7 if anything goes wrong.