New Zealand is life in high definition. There is a piercing intensity to the light - a clarity that lends art and photography a brilliant truth.
There are countless ways to creatively experience New Zealand. You might discover it through exploring the work of contemporary artists, experiment with it behind your own canvas or lens; or explore remote movie sets like those of Lord of the Rings.
Scarred hands breathe life into the rākau (wood). Each chisel strike etching a story generations in the telling.
This is Whakairo, the art of carving, one of the oldest Māori art forms. The power of toi (Māori art) and how it relates to nature is at the heart of Māori culture. To witness this art being created, to kōrero (talk) with master artists and walk alongside the guardians of sacred places, is to reconnect with your own wairua (spirit).
You can explore the soul of New Zealand today through the vision of our most influential artists and designers. New Zealand’s contemporary art scene is thriving and draws deeply on diverse geographic and cultural influences. Take your time and you’ll discover an exceptional array of contrasting works of an international standard.
Play with the first light anyone will see that day, anywhere in the world; or explore the universe under the blanket of a World Heritage Dark Sky sanctuary. There are limitless photographic opportunities within New Zealand and we always have local professionals on-hand to reveal the hidden secrets of each location.
Lord of the Rings and Weta Workshops.
Majestic alpine passes, rolling green hills, towering volcanoes and haunting forests. Sometimes reality can surpass fantasy, and if JRR Tolkien had ever visited New Zealand, he’d probably agree. Go on an adventure through Middle Earth and discover the epic locations behind Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Then visit Weta Workshop where the design, props, make-up and weaponry were created.
Authentic experiences that ignite your passion to live and breathe every moment.
With our intimate knowledge of New Zealand, we can promise to hand-craft personal experiences for you that transcend luxury.