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Sport Like No Other

With world-class fly fishing, diving, sailing and golfing on offer, New Zealand has everything an outdoor sports lover could ever want. 
Anglers from all over the world look to New Zealand as the home of trout fishing. Fly fishing in New Zealand is fantastic all year-round. With spectacular scenery to enjoy at the same time, there aren’t many places that can beat it. Local guides, with their intimate knowledge, can tailor individual excursions to suit you, while helicopter fishing trips take you into untouched backcountry rivers. Your stay is guaranteed to be an unforgettable one. 

Looking for the perfect combination of fly-fishing and luxury? Sitting on the edge of Australasia’s largest lake (Lake Taupo) is Huka Lodge, where elegant and generous hospitality meets some of the best trout fishing in the world. Another major hub for visiting anglers is Queenstown, home to the greatest variety of water and landscapes in the entire country.

Guides in the Queenstown, Lake Wanaka, Southland and Fiordland regions can help bring your fly fishing experience to life, taking you to the best waters and offering expert advice. 

Surrounded by majestic mountains, it’s easy to see why Queenstown is rated as one of the world’s top destinations, and for golf lovers it gets even better. Jack’s Point golf course has sweeping 360-degree vistas of the razorback Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu. The 18-hole international course winds its way through wetland, tussock grasslands, rocky outcrops, native bush and steep bluffs making for a truly unique experience. 

Other awe-inspiring golf courses in New Zealand include The Hills, located on the outskirts of Arrowtown, Millbrook Resort, one of the finest alpine golf courses in the world, Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers

New Zealand’s vast and varied waters are also home to some of the world’s best diving sites. Well-known areas include the Poor Knights Islands, the Cavalli Islands and the Bay of Islands. Here, you can dive shipwrecks and come face-to-face with fascinating marine life and complex ecosystems.  

             

 

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