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Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing in New Zealand

Our certified New Zealand Specialist Ginger Blum can create an authentic “Kiwi” fly fishing experience you will never forget. With extensive geographical knowledge of New Zealand and access to the best local fishing guides, she has an impressive list of local contacts and VIP fishing clientele.

Focus on one region, or build a customized tour of the entire country, but ensure you experience New Zealand the best way you can.

North Island, New Zealand 

Taupo – Anytime is a great time for fly fishing in the stunning Lake Taupo region, where fly fishing tributaries remain open all year. The region, famous for trout, has several beautiful lodges which offer exclusive and private accommodation to small fishing groups.

Image courtesy of Gareth Eyres

Lake Taupo / Courtesy of Gareth Eyres

 

Bay of Islands – The sunny, historical Bay of Islands has long been recognized as a world class fishing destination. Blessed with several renowned luxury lodges and various types of private charters, guides and activities available, it’s a great destination for multi generational groups.

Auckland-Harbour

Auckland, Gateway City to the Bay of Islands | Image Courtesy of Julian Apse

 

South Island, New Zealand

Queenstown – A perfect base for those who want to be near great fishing plus any number of amazing outdoor experiences. Should you really want to get away, try an overnight trip into the wilderness with a private fly fishing guide.

Queenstown / Image courtesy of Miles Holden

Nelson, Marlborough and Abel Tasman – Looking to entertain a fisherman and an artist? These regions are  breathtaking, alive with art and culture with fabulous accommodation options near some of the best Brown Trout fly fishing in New Zealand.

Abel Tasman Park

Abel Tasman | Image Courtesy of Camilla Stoddart

Southland – For those searching out the road less travelled…

 

 Fly Fishing video courtesy of Southland, New Zealand.

 

Looking for golf or wine tours as well? Need a VIP experience at a luxury lodge? Everything can be fully customized.

To get started is easy! Just reach out a say hi.

 

*Feature Image by David Lambroughton.

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Wine

Luxury Food and Wine Australia 

In my opinion, food should be a foundation of every traveller’s experience. And whenever possible, wine should be added. Australia has something for everyone and whatever that may be, I’d love to add some fine dining and Australian wine to your Australian bucket list experience.

What’s your passion? Looking for a cultural experience incorporating Aboriginal history? Or a nature getaway with a wellness focus? Or that Australian fishing trip you’ve been fantasizing about?

Let me help you create it… Here are some ideas of bespoke itineraries I can put together, staying at some of Australia’s most luxurious lodges, and served with the finest of Australian ingredients.

Essential Ingredient – South Australia

Looking for some soft adventure and sunshine? Bicycle is a very pleasant vehicle for culinary experiences! Enjoy leisurely cycling through glorious vineyards stopping only for amazing food or wine. Whether you’re tasting in Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Coonawarra or Clare Valley, I can help create an amazing trip. Not into bicycles? How about luxury car or helicopter…?

The Louise – Barossa Valley

Queensland – Taste the Tropics

Welcome to paradise, where tropical fruit, local produce and fresh seafood are bountiful. Looking to try some Hervey Bay scallops, Mooloolaba prawns or Moreton Bay bugs in an oceanfront restaurant after an amazing afternoon on the Great Barrier Reef? Or do you prefer to throw your own catch on the barbeque after a relaxing day fishing off the Fraser Coast? Whatever your Queensland adventure involves, I’ll make sure it’s memorable and delicious.

Queensland

 

Paddock to Plate – Tasmania

Named by Lonely Planet in 2015 as the 4th top region to visit in the world, Tasmania has food lovers covered. Tasmania boasts some of the finest artisan cheeses in Australia, paired nicely with a sophisticated range local cool climate wines. Farmers markets display an abundance of mouth watering berries, crisp apples, and pears as well as specialty honey. Also known for it’s magnificent wild trout, world quality fly (and lure) fishing, boutique beers and whiskey, there’s no shortage of fresh culinary delights in Tasmania.

 

Want to have a chat about your Australian Food and Wine Experience? It’s easy, just say hi and I will call you for a free consultation.