Entries tagged: New Zealand

New Zealand Bucket List: Ker & Downey's Top 10 Things to Do

New Zealand Bucket List: Ker & Downey’s Top 10 Things to Do

Ker & Downey’s New Zealand Bucket List represents the best of “Kiwi Country.” From scenic flights through stunning landscapes and private wine tastings, to snowmobiling on glaciers and fly fishing for trout, this list has something everyone will want to check off. Seaplane to Connells Bay Waiheke Sculpture Park Art and nature merge at Connells Bay Waiheke Sculpture Park, an outdoor gallery showcasing the work of New Zealand sculptors. See it by air first as you arrive by seaplane for your guided tour of the “by invitation only” sculpture park.. Golf at Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers New Zealand is a […]

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Fine Wines of Australia and New Zealand

Fine Wines of Australia and New Zealand

Toast to the magnificent wines from down under and savor the beauty of Australia and New Zealand – two distinct destinations that beg to be explored. Contact us to begin your journey and discover a wealth of wines and culinary pursuits with Ker & Downey. Barossa Valley, Australia Visit the Peter Lehmann and Torbeck wineries in Barossa Valley, the premier winemaking region of Australia often praised for its Shiraz and Reisling varietals. Taste these and more on all-day wine country tasting adventures with our Australia Dreamtime journey. Marlborough, New Zealand Head to the South Island of New Zealand with our New Zealand […]

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Earth Day 2014: Planet-friendly Spaces to See

Earth Day 2014: Planet-friendly Spaces to See

Treading lightly when exploring our big, beautiful world doesn’t mean sacrificing the little luxuries. Check out a few of our favorite ultra-gorgeous eco-friendly properties that have reimagined existing places and taken good care of the environment they share, with future generations of travelers in mind. The Singular Patagonia Torres del Paine, Chile Housed within the walls of a former meatpacking plant, the quirky industrial feel of The Singular Patagonia has been carefully preserved. Adhering to the latest LEED certified protocols for environmentally-friendly building, the building’s historic interior became the dining room, bar, and reception area. Six Senses Soneva Kiri Koh […]

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Giving Our Best

Giving Our Best

At Ker & Downey, we get a thrill from sending curious and eager travelers to discover the corners of our big, beautiful world. Giving our best starts with that first phone call or email, manifests in our obsession over the details, and keeps up with our commitment to hand-crafting the perfect custom journey. Check out a handful of our picks for the unique experiences our world has to offer, and contact us to share your travel dreams. Let us show you how we give our best with each experiential journey. Best Links – The Golfer’s Bucket List Balance time on […]

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The Destination Guru: New Regions for Sampling Local Wine

The Destination Guru: New Regions for Sampling Local Wine

From where to go to what’s in store, intrepid traveler David Jones scouts the globe and answers burning questions for those who live to go there. Have a question for our destination guru? Email it to us at quest@kerdowney.com or ask us on our Facebook page. We love wine and we are looking for some new destinations to discover and sample local wine. Where do you suggest we travel next? B. & A. Krappen, Oregon Here is a big surprise that even wine connoisseurs might not know: The Kakheti region in eastern Georgia (in the Caucasus region) has been cultivating […]

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Around the World: Gina’s Travel Diaries

Around the World: Gina’s Travel Diaries

Gina, a Frosh agent, just returned from a 25-day around the world journey with Ker & Downey. On her trip, she visited New Zealand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Mauritius, South Africa, and Argentina . You can read an excerpt below and the rest of her travel diary on the Frosch Insider. March 1 (Denver): Around the world… I still can’t believe it. Everything is finalized; we have our itineraries, and our suitcases are almost packed. I am excited, nervous and anxious all rolled up into one. I have learned a lot about preparing for a trip like this. I have learned […]

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Jet to the Links of New Zealand

Jet to the Links of New Zealand

In this incredible fourteen day journey across New Zealand, Ker & Downey takes you by private jet to some of the world’s best golf courses. Preview the article below and download the current issue of BESPOKE magazine for information on more bespoke journeys. Even after being quickly catapulted into popularity by The Lord of the Rings, New Zealand has maintained a unique charm that seems untouched by the outside world. The pristine wilderness of Taupo and the Bay of Islands, contrasted with the cosmopolitan cities of Auckland and Queenstown, provides a harmonious balance between adventure and relaxation in luxurious accommodations. […]

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Ker & Downey’s 8 Ultimate Gifts

Ker & Downey’s 8 Ultimate Gifts

Go way outside the box and spoil your loved ones with the gift of epic, experiential travel. Whether there’s outdoor adventure or a quiet hideaway on their list, our picks will wow them. There’s something for everyone in every corner of the big, beautiful world, only from Ker & Downey. Teeing off from a sheer cliff face 1,400 feet above a green shaped like Africa… It’s the stuff a golfer’s dreams are made of, and it’s only found at The Legend Golf & Safari Resort in South Africa’s Limpopo. This spectacle of glitter, color, feathers, and lots of skin is […]

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Welcome to Kiwi Country

Welcome to Kiwi Country

It’s got mountains, beaches, fjords, and heart-pounding adrenaline junkie citizens; with a mixed bag like New Zealand, there’s something for everyone. Pack, plan, and go with us for one heck of an adventure. Grasmere Lodge, The Southern Alps Amidst rolling pastures, backed by towering ranges and punctuated by stands of beech and evergreen you will find the historic Grasmere Lodge. Built in 1853, the original homestead still stands at the heart of this impressive lodge, a hub of activity and effortless relaxation in New Zealand’s quiet countryside. Travel off-road to remote vantages at the station, points varied in elevation but consistently striking […]

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Discover the Wonders of New Zealand

From the snow-capped Southern Alps to the undulating farmlands, New Zealand is an exhibition of natural wonder and adventure that will capture your imagination. It’s no wonder that the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed in this diverse, magical country. Embark on Ker & Downey’s latest experiential travel offering: the Wonders of New Zealand. This 11-night itinerary showcases the best of the two-island nation, with unforgettable treks, breathtaking scenery and exclusive accommodations included. Treetops Lodge & Estate – Rotorua, North Island Nestled on 2,500 acres of native old-growth forest, the picturesque Treetops Lodge and Estate invites you to relax […]

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