Queenstown, New Zealand

Plan your New Zealand holiday

Get the most enjoyment from your holiday of a lifetime....  

Take away the hassle but not the enjoyment of planning your New Zealand trip with our help.   Be safe in the knowledge that you will have local and up to date information into the planning of your once in a lifetime break.

We can help you to create your own path around New Zealand to get the most from your time and your budget.  Incorporate the ‘must do’ activities you want to experience accompanied by some suggested drop-ins along the way.  Don’t gamble on unsuitable drive times, dated accommodation or average eateries.  Our advice could add that special touch. 

Having discussed and identified your requirements, time constraints and budgets we will suggest a personalized itinerary around our beautiful country to experience the best we have to offer.  Don’t be limited by the knowledge of mainstream operators or travel agents be creative and experience a unique package developed especially for you.

From a romantic holiday to a family escape.  From a seaside bach to a luxury lodge.  From a roadside café to fine dining.  Let us help you to choose from our handpicked selection.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience real New Zealand.  Visit the country’s most attractive towns and take in its most stunning landscapes. Drive the world’s most scenic highways and explore its wilderness. Embrace authentic kiwi culture. Stay in luxury bed and breakfasts and get a feel for real kiwi hospitality. Find out what’s hip and what’s not.  

Experience the best activities New Zealand has to offer. Adrenaline rush for some or more leisurely and relaxed for others, you tell us...  Plan your day trips by plane, helicopter, boat or car. Time your trip with local wine festivals and international events.   Enjoy the many free activities New Zealand has to offer such as walks, tramps, cycle trails, waterfalls and natural wonders. Get pampered for the day at a spa or treat yourself to a game of golf at one of the finest Championship courses. Let us help you get the best out of your holiday-  not just dream it.

We will provide you with our local knowledge for a set fee to be agreed with you at the initial stage of your holiday planning.  Just provide the dates and destination of arrival and departure, together with your ‘bucket list’ and we will try to add that little extra to every place you stay and the things you do.  All accommodation, activities will paid directly by yourselves however we will resolve to negotiate the best prices for you.  We will be available by phone or email for the duration of your trip. Who knows the savings on accommodation and activities may go somewhere to paying for our fees?  We are not associated with any other business’ that we recommend. Our commitment is simply to help provide you with an enjoyable holiday experience.

Michael (BA hons) originates from England but is now an adopted Kiwi. Michael and Samantha have travelled New Zealand extensively experiencing the unique attractions on offer.  Previously involved in golf course design, Michael became CEO of one of the leading tourist operators in Queenstown.

Following requests from guests booking for Speargrass Rise and viewing the itineraries provided by overseas travel agents we became aware of the need to provide such a service.

Our aim is to help assure holiday makers that they are experiencing the very best of New Zealand and take away treasured memories of their trip

Email Michael at:   to discuss the service.

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with us to enjoy

  • The Best Prices !
  • Free bottle of wine and chocolates on arrival.
  • Free wifi.
  • Free use of spa pool.
  • Free bike hire (subject to availability).

Please note not all dates are released to online booking sites so please check availability directly with Speargrass Rise.