Podcast conversation with Sarah Farag from Southern Crossings.
Enjoy the highlights below and then watch the show or listen to the podcast.
Sarah and I were smiling and laughing through our entire conversation on NZ! How could we not? Everything about this country makes people happy (including the happy residents). Even the name of their national bird, the kiwi, makes me smile.
NZ is full of adventures. Here are just a few:
- mountain biking
- bungie jumping
- via ferrata
- cliff walks
- quad biking
- canyon swing
- swimming with dolphins
- landing on glaciers
Beyond those, there are other amazing experiences like visiting farms, tending to kiwis, visiting Rotorua, tastings at wineries, golf and boating.
And so many types of unconventional transportation including zorbing, shark boats and jet boats.
We talked about our favorite OTTs (over the top) places and experiences – honestly there are too many to list. The penthouse at Eicherts is definitely on the list, heli-everything! (landing on the Hole in the Rock is now on my personal list), eating in a different exclusive, outdoor location for every meal at Huka Lodge, & in addition to the beautiful luxury lodges, so many spectacular unconventional accommodations – treehouses, mirrored pods, eco-lodges and places so remote you can only get to by helicopter.
If you are an active traveler who loves adventure – soft or hard, New Zealand is the destination for you!
Some of the places mentioned in this episode:
- Eichardt’s Private Hotel
- Huka Lodge
- Cape Kidnappers
- Minaret Station
- Lindis Lodge
- Blanket Bay
- Pure Pods
- Park Hyatt
- Hotel Britomart
Often American families like to visit New Zealand during the December holidays – because it’s vacation time for us and it’s summer in NZ. If that’s on your mind, do yourself a favor and begin thinking about it 1 1/2 years ahead of time.
If you’d like to talk about planning a family adventure to New Zealand, send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.