Nigel Perks New Zealand September 2009September 2009

It's all happening here...

We're now half way through what has been a very busy year of fantastic safari experiences in New Zealand which constantly gives us inspiration for many new adventures.

Our summer tours have been very successful with far to many highlights to list so we have now set up ‘Nigel's Diary’ on our website that I'll update regularly with some of the fascinating and exciting things we are all experiencing.
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Wilderness Skiing

Winter is now in full flow and we now concentrate on adding a skiing element into our holidays. NZ has 14 commercial ski areas, Heli skiing as well as numerous adventurous back country skiing opportunities. You can ski on the active volcano – Mt Ruapehu – the highest ski filed in the North Island with staggering views over the volcanic plateau towards the massive Crater Lake Taupo.

Or how about a Heli skiing with Harris Mountains Heli-ski. Private Charters offer the ultimate in convenience and flexibility. Enjoy the freedom to set your own pace and ski wherever conditions permit - with thousands of vertical feet of untracked snow – skip from mountain to mountain. Ski as much or as little as you please, as fast or as slow as you wish. In conjunction with your personal guide and pilot, your private charter reflects the exclusive desires of your group. Multi Day Heli-skiing and Private Heli-skiing Charters are available in Queenstown, Wanaka and Mount Cook.

Golf Tours with Craig Perks

Always looking to add something new to our portfolio – welcome to Nigel Perks golf! We are very excited to offer our exclusive New Zealand golf tours under the patronage of my brother Craig Perks.

Craig has played profession golf for 14 years throughout the world including 7 years on the toughest world tour – the US PGA Tour. In 2002 he won what is generally regarded as the fifth most prestigious individual tournament in men's world golf after the four, and he was the 2002 New Zealand Sportsman of the year.

Craig has handpicked a selection of New Zealand courses ranging from internationally renowned world ranked courses to the more rustic lifelong favourites that remain a classic NZ experience.


We will be offering 6 chances a year to accompany Craig on our NZ golf safaris to his specially selected courses. You will travel in small groups and play daily with Craig as your guide and host. Imagine playing some of the most fascinating golf courses in the world under the guidance of PGA tour winner in one of the most spectacular countries in the world.

Queenstown Lodge Updates

Viv and I are constantly researching new products and Lodges and were recently in the stunning Queenstown area. We're very excited to add two lodges to our portfolio.

The Dairy private luxury hotel just a few minutes walk from the centre of town and centre to exploring the surrounding alpine region. Luxurious comfort, inviting ambience and unobtrusive hospitality. All this and the best afternoon teas!

Azur Lodge is a distinctly contemporary lodge located on a hilltop overlooking some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand. Set among native trees and the stunning panoramic vistas of Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables and Queenstown, Azur is known for privacy, comfort and serenity.

So whether you're interested in a wilderness ski trip, a classic wildlife/scenic safari or joining one of Craig's unique golf holidays please contact us and we'll be happy to send you a suggested itinerary.

All the best for an exciting travel year ahead.