Crooked Compass Launches New Zealand in Classe


Culturally immersive and untouchable by self-drive and cruise, Crooked Compass launches New Zealand as part its luxury Classe collection. Truly exclusive wilderness accessed by helicopter and private boat, age-old Maori practices and luxury lodges showcase a destination rich in experiences.

It's not Rotorua... it offers a similar experience, but is remote, off beat and with very few travellers!
It’s not Rotorua… it offers a similar experience, but is remote, off beat and with very few travellers!

Following the launch of Crooked Compass Australia in May, the small group operator is again staying ahead of demand to allow travellers to plan for the welcomed New Zealand travel bubble. Three itineraries – North Island, South Island or combined – are available for travel in February and October, 2021. Prices start from $14,995 for a 10-day itinerary with a maximum group size of eight travellers per departure.

Think exclusive winery experiences...
Think exclusive winery experiences…

Myths and Mountains uncovers hidden reaches of the North Island. This exclusive journey hosted by expert guides entwines storytelling, Indigenous culture and New Zealand’s contrasting nature. Be privy to a rare opportunity to gain access to the sacred land of the Waim?rama people. Pockets of the North Island are a foodie’s heaven – shuck your own oysters, cycle between cheese tastings, meet the makers of New Zealand’s finest wines. Kayak to the luminous glow worms lighting your way in silence as you paddle through millennia old caverns.

Cape Kidnappers looking back towards Napier
Cape Kidnappers looking back towards Napier

The Land Before Time explores New Zealand’s rugged South Island in pure comfort and style. Get lost in the tangle of the island’s dramatic and beautiful wilderness. The untouched deep south offers true escapism. Delve into Fiordland and access some of the island’s most remote reaches by helicopter and private boat. Be privy to one of the world’s rarest wildlife encounters as you spot wild kiwi on the beach at Stewart Island. Immerse yourself in age-old Maori cultural practices and come away with a deeper connection to life of this land before time.

Cabot Lodge, one of the South Islands most stunning properties
Luxurious Cabot Lodge

The combined itinerary starts with the North Island program, followed by the South Island, for a 20-day itinerary for $28,995, offering a saving of $1,995.

Helicopter onto the Kepler track to then hike down to your private boatHelicopter onto the Kepler track to then hike down to your private boat

In response to COVID-19, Crooked Compass is offering piece-of-mind on bookings made in 2020, honouring pricing and waiving change fees for bookings postponed as a result of COVID-19. Additional health and safety measures will be implemented on all departures, in line with government regulations.