Meet the team

Bringing you the best golf and travel in New Zealand

For 28+ years the Best of New Zealand team has traveled and organized bespoke itineraries for our clients. Originally focused throughout the late 1980s, and into the early 2000s, on fly fishing (bestofnzflyfishing.com) and independent travel (thebestofnewzealand.com) we expanded to include golf in conjunction with the first internationally renown courses being built in New Zealand.

Our direct relationships and personal experiences combine decades of experience.

Our small Los Angeles-based team is passionate about New Zealand. We discuss, plan and share experiences on a daily basis. Whether through communication with our partners in New Zealand, hosting meetings for Kiwis who fly into Los Angeles throughout the year, or taking our own trips.

We do not sell on dogma, but make every attempt to ensure accommodations are up to your standards while at the same time inspecting new properties, tours, activities and changes in ownership.

Frank Krieger leads Best of New Zealand Golf and is an avid golfer. He works with both club PGA professionals on group tours in addition to individual client trips. If you plan to visit New Zealand and play golf while in the country, please reach out!

Customer reviews

My wife and I, along with Sandy and George, arrived home about two weeks ago from a trip to New Zealand that you facilitated. The four of us have been traveling together for 47 years after meeting in a small Bed & Breakfast in London in 1971.  We have traveled extensively in Europe, Canada, United States, and South America.

New Zealand was a distant stretch for us, and then we asked Julie for help on the recommendation of friends and she took us to you.  And that was our lucky day!

The five weeks we spent in New Zealand were possibly the most seamless, best organized trip we have ever experienced.  The accommodations were outstanding, everyone of them. The accommodations fit very well with the itinerary that we gave to you. Each and everyone exceeded our expectations from Auckland to Invercargill.  The people we met in the B&Bs were very accommodating and attentive to all of our needs. We did not consider them as hosts but rather New Zealand friends.  The food was excellent.  Tour suggested excursions were always right on target.

I believe the only thing that would have made the trip better was to stay longer.  This was meant to be a onetime experience, but already there has been suggestions of a return.

Thank you for your part of this fantastic adventure!

—Carol and Bob P., PA, USA

We are near the end of our New Zealand trip. It has been terrific and amazing. Each stop was unique. First at Tara Iti... now Cape Kidnappers. It is perfectly designed and managed. Great staff and service.The golf course is beautiful and the Kiwi hunt very special... Thank for your help in all the planning.

—Jay K., Jackson, WY