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Private luxury travel with Latitude South is about unpretentious exclusivity and connection to place. It’s about doors being opened to you as an eagerly anticipated visitor – a welcomed guest.

With an emphasis on richly immersive, deeply personalized travel, Latitude South private journeys celebrate the characters, environments, wildlife, culture and the gastronomic delicacies of Australia & New Zealand. We embrace refined, authentic and non-exploitative experiences, personally and carefully curated by some of the most discerning experts in Australia & New Zealand luxury travel today.

Our people are the gateway to the locations, the special moments and the experiences that reveal the heart and soul of Australia & New Zealand. Each of our uniquely qualified Latitude South guides have the knowledge, connections and affability to ensure your journey is as personally meaningful and comfortable as it can be. Our guides will lead you on spectacular hikes, introduce you to interesting and good-humoured local personalities and take you so far beyond the tourism façade that it will become immediately evident that you are experiencing an uncommon and stunningly beautiful tapestry of luxury, outdoor environments, wildlife, food and the many private and inimitable pursuits available to Latitude South clients.

Good to know

  • Tailor-made, privately guided journeys.
  • Hand-picked, thrilling experiences.
  • A boutique blend of luxury and authenticity.

Key information

Destinations Oceania
Activity Cruise & Sailing, Luxury, Honeymoon, Beach, Family, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, National Parks, Culture, Cities, Indigenous Tourism, Culinary, Food, Wine, Responsible Travel, Eco-travel, Community-led Tourism
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour

Latitude South Reviews

What people are saying about Latitude South

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Stuart & Mary, Maine, USA
01/11/2019

This company did an outstanding and amazing job in planning and coordinating our vacation. Every detail was taken care of and everything went smoothly. We could not have asked for a more perfect time. I would use their services again in a heartbeat and have recommended them highly to all of my friends.

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Mike & Marlena, Pennsylvania, USA
05/11/2019

My wife and I had an absolutely amazing experience with Latitude South. Claire and Karen went above and beyond to make our Australian vacation excellent and hassle free. Their service and the trip itself exceeded our expectations and the personal touches were greatly appreciated. Without hesitation, we would recommend Latitude South to anyone and would definitely use them again if/when we travel to New Zealand or back to Australia!

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Stephen & Mary, Ohio, USA
08/05/2019

What an amazing trip we had to Australia and New Zealand! It was everything we had hoped for and so much more! Every day unfolded with a new adventure or wonder of nature. Latitude South absolutely listen to our desires but also added their own expertise to ensure that each day was seamless and every minute well-spent. Even our down-time was perfectly timed to when we needed to stop, breathe and do laundry.😊 After 4 weeks – 2 each in Australia and New Zealand – we still weren’t ready to head home! Trip of a lifetime and memories of a lifetime indeed! Thank you Karen and Team Latitude South!

Latitude South tours

North To South

From The Coolest Little Capital City in the World to the thrilling South Island

12 days From $5,850 Customisable
Destinations New Zealand
Activity Luxury, Honeymoon, Family, Adventure, Active, Walking, Cycling, Nature & Wildlife, Culture, Culinary
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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The Finer Things

Little Hobbits & A Very Big Mountain

17 days From $13,500 Customisable
Destinations New Zealand
Activity Luxury, Family, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, Culture, Culinary
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Active Sojourn

For the Hiker, the Biker, the Lover & the Gourmand

16 days From $5,400 Customisable
Destinations New Zealand
Activity Luxury, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Mountain Biking, Active, Walking, Cycling, Nature & Wildlife, Culture, Culinary
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock & Roll

Explore the smaller towns and cities of New Zealand

16 days From $9,800 Customisable
Destinations New Zealand
Activity Luxury, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Mountain Biking, Active, Walking, Cycling, Nature & Wildlife, Culture, Culinary
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Preferred hotels

A small selection of Latitude South's carefully-selected hotels. All hotels can be changed to suit your requirements and budget

Superior

Rydges Latimer

Rydges Latimer Christchurch is located just 2 minutes' walking distance from the city's CBD, is within easy driving distance of a stunning collection of local attractions and activities and only 15 minutes' drive from Christchurch International Airport. Facilities include: * 138 stylishly appointed hotel rooms and suites. * 24 hour reception. * 24 hour room service. * Gymnasium and sauna. * Guest laundry. * Dry cleaning and valet services. * Restaurant and bar.

Deluxe

Furneaux Lodge

Located at the head of Endeavour Inlet in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, Furneaux Lodge has a backdrop of native forest and lush rolling lawns right to the stunning green-blue water. Furneaux Lodge is a large property offering a range of accommodation from romantic suites and family-friendly cottages. Whether you're walking or biking the Queen Charlotte Track, wanting to relax in paradise, or seeking an activity-packed holiday, Furneaux Lodge is your ideal waterfront destination. Note: there is no road access to Furneaux Lodge. Furneaux Lodge is a 50 minute boat ride from Picton.

Boutique

Kamahi Cottage

Kamahi Cottage is a luxury country cottage, farm stay and self-contained Bed and Breakfast just 30 minutes from the world famous Waitomo Caves in New Zealand's central/west North Island. The setting is a large and lovely country garden on a typical New Zealand Sheep and Beef farm. The hand-crafted cottage is light, airy and warm with wooden floors and stylish decor. There's a charming downstairs lounge and dining area, a fully equipped concealed kitchenette and a spacious, modern bathroom. The upstairs mezzanine bedroom has a queen-size bed with pure cotton linens and quality furnishings. Fresh flowers, coffee & tea assortments, home baking and port are always provided. Downstairs a sofa-sleeper converts to a comfortable queen bed for 2 extra guests and children are very welcome. Full gourmet breakfasts are served in the nearby homestead or delivered to the cottage. Private dinners are also offered by arrangement.

Superior

The George Hotel

The George, a luxury boutique hotel, is the essence of supreme comfort and is renowned for offering a personalised stay and attentive staff as well as two award winning restaurants. Located in the heart of Christchurch overlooking the picturesque Hagley Park and river Avon you will find a peaceful retreat just steps from Christchurch's cultural precinct and key attractions.

Deluxe

Lochmara Lodge

Set on the tranquil shores of the Queen Charlotte Sound in the Marlborough Sounds Lochmara Lodge offers a selection of chalets and units for couples, family holidays, trampers, and art and nature lovers. Tucked beside the water's edge in Lochmara Bay, the Lodge has its own sandy beach and is surrounded by the bush clad hills of the Marlborough Sounds. Unique and breathtakingly beautiful, Lochmara Lodge offers a total experience whether you want to get active, play and explore, or relax and indulge there is something here for you. Easily accessible by water taxi from Picton or for people seeking Queen Charlotte Track accommodation, the Lodge is a wonderful retreat with no road access and no TVs - just the pristine bush environment, countless activity options, million dollar views, and colourful native birdlife.

Boutique

Tin Tub Luxury Lodge

Stunning lake and mountain views in a simply spectacular Lake Wanaka location. Tin Tub Luxury Lodge sits in a garden setting on the hills overlooking the lake and mountains yet only a few minutes from Wanaka township. Perfect for all seasons with its solar heated swimming pool (summer only), Slipper Baths (outside the Lodge rooms), a gym and a drying room for the avid skier. The Lodge is an easy drive to ski fields - Cardrona, Treble Cone and Snow Farm. The Lodge is filled with light and has captivating views over Lake Wanaka and the mountains. The Guest lounge features an inviting open fire for those winter evenings and a library should you find time to sit back and just read or take in those alpine views.

Boutique

Olivers Central Otago Lodge & Stables

The original stone complex, located in Clyde's historic precinct, was built by Benjamin Naylor in 1869 as a general store, servicing the prospectors who sought their fortunes during the Otago gold rush. Today, in recognition of its outstanding heritage value, Olivers is protected by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust with a priority category one classification. Inspired by the past, owners Andrea and David Ritchie are sensitively restoring the buildings including an elegant homestead, the old store, coach sheds, stables and barns. Landscaping highlights the original central courtyard and gardens. Eleven rooms, divided into Stables and Lodge accommodation, superbly blend the old with the new creating a contemporary ambience integrally linked with bygone days.

Boutique

Punga Cove Resort

Set amongst stunning scenery in the magnificent waterways of New Zealand's Marlborough Sounds, Punga Cove Resort is the perfect retreat for people wanting to relax in style. Punga Cove Resort offers a range of accommodation options. Tastefully furnished chalets are nestled into the bush-clad hillside, with sun decks giving privacy and superb views across the bay. All budgets are catered for from Lodge, studio and self-contained family chalets to luxury apartments.

Superior

Bolton Hotel

Beachfront Resort is the only accommodation in Whitianga on the beach side of the road. Ideally set, in a Pohutukawa-fringed garden which flows right onto the golden sand, Beachfront Resort is the perfect place to experience the joy of life on the beach. Each comfortable unit has full kitchen facilities, SKY TV, a private balcony or patio opening onto the garden and spectacular sea views. Guests are provided with free use of kayaks, dinghy, body boards, beach games, trampoline, heated spa pool and BBQ. Bikes, guest laundry and broadband internet access are also available. We have one fully accessible unit. Beachfront Resort is conveniently located for exploring the whole Peninsula with easy day trips to Coromandel town, Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach, and just minutes from Whitianga's shops and restaurants.

Boutique

Fable

Located in the heart of the City, Fable Dunedin is just a short walk from The Octagon city centre and the many shops, restaurants and entertainment venues that the city has to offer. This boutique-style property features 50 beautifully appointed rooms, elegant meeting space and a chic restaurant and bar augmented by contemporary touches, including unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi access.

Boutique

The Portage

The Portage is set amongst a rustic landscape of native plants with an abundance of birdlife to be seen as you submerge yourself into the nature. Relax, unwind and switch off from the rest of the world and enjoy being in a remote part of the Sounds, turn off your phone and simply enjoy your surroundings. Food options range from the slightly more formal setting of The Portage Restaurant and Bar to the laid-back Snapper Bar and Eatery on the beach-front. Both venues offer an alfresco dining option and have spectacular views of the famous sunken valleys and lush rainforests of the Marlborough Sounds. Located 10 minutes walk from the acclaimed Queen Charlotte Track, The Portage offers several accommodation options including the premium Tui Terraces, the two-room elevated Korimako Suites and the cosy Weka Rooms. The Portage hotel's central location in Marlborough makes it an easy reach from all over New Zealand - being 15 minutes from Picton by ferry or 1.25 hours by road. Blenheim Airport has multiple flights from the major cities of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch every day and is a 25 minute road trip from Picton.

What's included

All trips with Latitude South include the following services. Get in touch to find out more.

Accommodation

All nights in unique deluxe/luxury accommodations, carefully selected for original and boutique charm.

Guided excursions

Private tours and experiences, accompanied by expert guides sharing local insights.

Ground transfers

All airport collections, hotel transfers and all other ground connections in the itinerary.

Some meals

All breakfasts included. Some lunches provided when on excursions, as detailed in the itinerary.

Support

24 hour on-call assistance and comprehensive support throughout your trip.

Why Horizon Guides?

Impartial guidebooks

Impartial guidebooks

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Expert itineraries

Expert itineraries

Suggested itineraries and routes to help you scratch beneath the surface, avoid the tourist traps, and plan an authentic, responsible and enjoyable journey.

Specialist advice

Specialist advice

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