Iconic World Famous Vineyard
Stonyridge is referred to as “One of the Top Ten Must Visit Wineries in the World”, by Guardian UK and it’s easy to see why! This picturesque vineyard is set amongst the lush rolling hills of Waiheke Island.
As you enter the estate you’ll notice the many olive trees that line the driveway and opening up onto a grand, stone, vine covered building. The iconic restaurant opens out onto an al fresco dining area, which is busy year round and frequented visited by luxury travellers alike. The newly renovated outside area features a second bar and entertaining deck area, perfect for kicking back and enjoying some afternoon music while you taste some of the finest wines in the world and wait for the sun to set.
Custom wine tastings are available onsite where you can try the popular Fallen Angel wines, or the world renowned ‘Larose’, that recently topped the list for the best Cabernet Merlot in The Age/ Sydney Morning Herald Good Wine Guide. The vineyard is steeped with history - Winemaker Stephen White produced the first vintage at Stonyridge Vineyard in 1985. Two years later, he made the great 1987 Larose that rocketed Stonyridge to international fame.
One of the greatest elements of your experience is the travel there and back across one of the most beautiful stretches of water in New Zealand. Whether you want to travel by helicopter or sea, we can design something that is going to stay in your memory for a lifetime.
Heli-Golfing Kauri Cliffs
Imagine flying in to one of the best kept secrets of the New Zealand landscape? Kauri Cliffs is a bucket-list location, boasting 4,000 meters of rolling cliff top coastal land at Matauri Bay. This exclusive Northland location is home to one of the most sought after Golf Courses in the world and features pristine golfing holes set alongside cliffs that plunge dramatically to the ocean. This par 72, championship, 6 hole golf course has been recognised as one of the top 50 golf courses in the world.
Set off from Auckland City in your helicopter and take in the stunning North Island and coastal scenery as you head north. It takes less than an hour’s journey to the giddy heights of Kauri Cliffs.
This package accommodates 2 – 7 people and as well as golf you can enjoy a light lunch, the use of a golf cart and a very warm welcome from the hosts at Kauri Cliffs.
Chat to our experienced team at Luxury LAS to plan your Kauri Cliffs excursion and we guarantee you will never forget it!
Living the dream at Matakana Estate Lodge
3 night stay / 6 night stay
Just a hop, skip and a jump from Auckland, Matakana Coast wine region is famous for its luscious wine region, local beaches and tourist attractions. The Matakana Estate Lodge is a grand yet comfortable residence that sprawls across the heart of beautiful Matakana, with breath-taking views that cannot be surpassed.
This magnificent new luxury residence is perfect for couples, families or groups of friends. From the spectacular wooden door that once graced a French Chateau to the bespoke artisan light fittings hand-crafted from Matakana Estate vines, Matakana Estate Lodge has been designed to appeal to luxury travellers who appreciate the finest comforts, and distinctive style.
Foodies will appreciate the Al Fresco dining on the broad terraces, with a genuine farm to table, fresh gourmet experience thanks to the onsite chefs. Take a stroll through the luscious vines or perhaps around the extensive gardens filled with fruit trees and country garden flower beds.
Your 3 or 6 night stay includes accommodation for 8 people, with a private chef dining experience that features a delicious 5 course meal with matched wines. On arrival you will be treated to your choice of local Matakana wines.
For larger groups, chauffeur driven luxury vehicle can be taken from Auckland for the 50 minute journey, or you might like to arrive in style with a helicopter touching down at your leisure.
Pure Luxury at Sea
Stepping aboard this luxurious 70 foot motor craft is like stepping into a grand residence on the water! ‘Wasting Light’ is one of the most sought after vessels located at Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour, with its berth conveniently positioned in Auckland City’s most glamorous marina.
Step aboard and let our skipper and crew take you on a memorable experience that you’ll never forget. This boat is ideal for both day charters and extended excursions around Auckland’s beautiful coast. Wasting Light is suitable for up to 36 guests, making it ideal for corporate events, weddings, family events and romantic dinner cruises.
You might like to tie in a trip to Waiheke Island, Great Barrier, or perhaps a spot of crayfish diving? The boat is fully equipped with jet skis, paddle boards and two sets of dive gear, making it a fantastic adventure for all on board.
Sit back, relax, sip on some fine champagne and take in the breath-taking views of the Kiwi seascape as our experienced crew and caterers look after everything else.
Enquire about pricing with our Luxury LAS travel planners.
Tantalus Estate by Land, Air and Sea
How about designing a package to one of Waiheke Island’s impressive Tantalus Estate? Set amongst a picturesque vineyard and featuring a beautiful restaurant with your choice of a variety of areas to dine, socialise or wine taste. Relax and enjoy the spacious botanical courtyards, comfortable lounge areas, a light and expansive tasting room, and the elegantly positioned restaurant. Arrive in style on a scenic helicopter flight, leaving Auckland City and flying over Rangitoto Island, Motutapu Island and Waiheke Island before landing.
Our Luxury LAS guests are welcomed on arrival with a glass of Tantalus Estates fine Methode Traditionnelle and a host that takes you on a tour of the stunning Estate. On offer is a delicious 4 course a la carte VIP lunch in the restaurant.
For your return to Auckland you might like to journey by helicopter or choose to take one of our Luxury motor yachts and soak in the oceanside views.
Contact our Luxury LAS professionals to create your perfect experience.
Ultimate Heli-Fishing Seascape!
Whether you’re a fisherman, an adrenaline junkie, or perhaps someone who wants to tick off the bucket list – Heli-Fishing is an experience like no other.
Set out as you mean to continue, in a top of the line helicopter filled with an array of high-end fishing equipment and graphite rods. The Hauraki Gulf and surrounding islands are home to some of the best fishing in the world, the sub-tidal reefs of the North-East Coastline and Great Barrier have a rich and diverse marine habitat which supports many species of fish including Snapper, Kahawai and Kingfish.
Journey to some of the best kept fishing spots, flying over the jaw dropping islands of the Hauraki Gulf with the ultimate birds-eye view of the flora, fauna and ocean. Don’t be surprised if you see dolphins, sting-rays and even whales on your travels. Moving from above gives you the advantage of the ultimate seascape sight!
A knowledgeable pilot will stay with you as your guide throughout the trip. Bottled water and a fisherman’s lunch are included - bring a few beers to top off the experience? Your day of fishing and sightseeing takes approximately 5-6 hours.
And if you’d like to extend the trip, how about a meal on Great Barrier or Waiheke Island after the fishing? Talk to us at Luxury LAS and we will plan something perfect for your group.
“Continential Cars Ferrari chartered a boat with a group of International VIP’s for an afternoon lunch cruise. The hospitality of the crew was fantastic and every element of the charter went well as planned out and executed. From the food and beverage to the skippers knowledge and expertise, we were thoroughly impressed with the entire package. Our guests were well looked after and enjoyed every minute on-board. Continental Cars would have no hesitation in using Luxury LAS in the future, should the opportunity arise. We thank you for an excellent voyage and unforgettable experiences on the Hauraki Gulf.”
Continental Cars Ferrari
“Luxury LAS organised our wedding on-board a luxury motor yacht and it was exceptional. We couldn’t thank the LAS team enough. They listened to our ideas and crafted our most memorable moment. It was spectacular. Our guests were blown away with the service and the food prepared onboard from the Chef was divine. Thank you so much for making our day a golden moment, we will treasure forever.”
Logan & Kelly