MAORI WELCOME & WILDERNESS HORSERIDE
Commence the adventure in North Island, where you’ll be welcomed with a traditional Maori greeting at sacred Titiraupenga Mountain. Your welcome represents the spiritual Powhiri’s respect for the land and others.
Embark on a hunting and foraging expedition into the Kaimanawa Ranges with Maori local Tom—guide, hunter, chef, and Maori philosopher. You’ll explore the wilderness, discover Maori bushcraft, and cook the food that you’ve gathered.
Gallop through the natural grandeur on horseback. You’ll explore the subtropical forest, keeping an eye out for the country’s famous flightless birds, before having a chef-prepared repast in an idyllic spot. You’ll ride up to hilltop panoramas before descending to the beach, kicking up sand as you gallop beside the curling waves. At sunset, give your horse a well-deserved swim in the ocean, diving in alongside.
MINE BAY & DUSKY SOUND
You’ll take a guided tour of the verdant hills, pumice cliffs, and nearly 50ft high Maori rock carving at gorgeous Mine Bay on Lake Taupo. Swim in the crisp, clear water, hike the hills and have a private launch remove you to the bay’s serene water for a lunch on the lake.
Fly to South Island’s southerly tip and discover the remarkable merging of mountain and sea that is Dusky Sound. Pelorus has secured rare access to this untouched part of New Zealand’s most spectacular national park.
You’ll disembark onto a custom-built floating helipad to board your ship for a day’s exploring, fishing, and swimming with dolphins and seals (with the guidance of an expert). It will be a memorable immersion in New Zealand’s natural bounty.
Transfer to a helicopter for a stint of heli-biking, taking a tour of the wonderful scenery before touching down on mountains empty of people and full of potential. With an expert guide to support you, shape the route through this untouched terrain.
Trek beside the Shotover River, following an old miner’s track, until you reach your private jet boat. Speeding downriver, you’ll fly through epic canyons before switching to a raft and navigating the rapids for a thrilling journey toward New Zealand’s capital of thrills, Queenstown.