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Mar 22, 2022

New York to Auckland Non-Stop

Air New Zealand today announced that we may now book their much-awaited nonstop service between New York and Auckland taking off from 17 September, 2022.

The inaugural non-stop flight from...

Mar 15, 2022

New Zealand Rejoins the World

After roughly two years of remaining shut to the world today PM Ardern announced that fully vaccinated visitors from the USA and other Visa waiver countries will be allowed to...

Oct 06, 2021

The Top Courses Built After 1960

While we have known that the time and attention paid to New Zealand golf over the last 20 years has produced some of the best in the world, a lot...

Jul 22, 2021

Terrace Downs Under New Ownership

To preface this blog post: When the border to New Zealand opens again a member of our team will visit Terrace Downs and view any changes in-person. A thorough inspection...

Jul 12, 2021

Update on the State of Travel to New Zealand

This focus of this blog post is to provide a quick update as to the status of travel to New Zealand and thoughts as to when visitors will be able...

Dec 21, 2020

Good Riddance 2020!

As we approach the end of 2020 and look to a new year, The Best of New Zealand wishes nothing but the best and our sincere thanks! This year, honestly...

Dec 07, 2020

2021 Predictions for New Zealand Travel


It’s the end of 2020 and what a year it has been. Good riddance! Who would have thought we would be here a year ago? We wrote about it...

Apr 20, 2020

​Papatūānuku is Breathing

Recently Auckland Tourism produced a video panning over the area. We thought it was beautifully done, and wanted to share it on this blog.

The video begins with pan across Muriwai...

Mar 11, 2020

Actions Taken By Air New Zealand to Help Protect You

As a wholesale partner of Air New Zealand we have enjoyed 30 years of partnership. Recently the airline reached out with information as steps being taken to help protect passengers...

Mar 03, 2020

Travel Insurance and Corona Virus

Many international travelers today may have questions regarding insurance and if they are covered for outbreaks like COVID-19. If considering purchasing insurance for your travel our suggestion are:

1) Consider "Cancel...

Feb 28, 2020

Update on Corona Virus (COVID-19) in New Zealand

As of 28 Feb 2020 there has been one case of coronavirus in New Zealand. The person arrived from Iran via Bali and is being treated in Auckland City Hospital.

Feb 25, 2020

Foreplay Podcast - Australia and New Zealand

Following his trip to Australia and New Zealand, Sam "Riggs" Bozoian shared a podcast with his thoughts and reactions. You can Click here to listen to the podcast in its...

Jan 23, 2020

Riggs Visits New Zealand

After covering the President's Cup for Barstool Sports as part of his "Foreplay" podcast, Riggs (Sam Bozoian) played a number of courses in Australia and New Zealand. Our team helped...

Dec 17, 2019

Recap of Shipnuck & Ginella Trip to Australia & New Zealand

We were so happy to have helped send Alan Shipnuck, Matt Ginella and friends to Australia and New Zealand this year. Recently Alan published an article about his time "down...

Nov 11, 2019

Course 3: Golf at the Edge of the World

Day 3 on the "Golf Trip of a Lifetime" took place at the gorgeous Cape Kidnappers. After having just experienced Tom Doak's latest New Zealand design, the guys were awestruck...