We specialise in total wow

wonder filled 
Antipodean are curators of luxury holidays matched to each of our clients’ travel briefs and are tailored to suit the interests of each member of your travelling party.

With local expertise, trusted relationships and deep connections across New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific, we orchestrate unique holidays and facilitate exclusive experiences made especially for you.

From family holidays, through to trip-of-a-lifetime itineraries for couples, your holiday will be wonder filled with Antipodean Luxury Travel.
Founded by New Zealanders, Alexandra Stewart and Dean Nikora, out of their combined passion to elevate luxury travel and culturally enriching experiences, with a style of hospitality that is welcoming, delightful, impeccable, and most importantly, always down to earth.
Dean Nikora - Director

A trained private pilot, experienced diver, fisherman and hunter, Dean’s a true New Zealand adventurer with established and exclusive partnerships with businesses, properties and professionals that help deliver on our promise.

His iwi affiliations with Ngâti Maniapoto and Ngâti Tama te Waipounamu are vastly important to him, and these values are reflected in how Antipodean runs its business and looks after our guests.

Dean is also an award-winning farmer who loves spending time on his dairy farm.

Alexandra Stewart - Founder and CEO

Travel and Leisure Magazine Top Travel Advisor
Recognised by T+L as a New Zealand Specialist, Alexandra loves bringing friends, family and travel together in unique and spectacular ways across The Antipodes.

An accomplished entrepreneur with a Masters in Design, whose helmed several award-winning Product Design Projects in the family’s highly reputed global business, Alexandra decided to travel the world, to research and specialise in the development of luxury travel experiences.

A natural leader and effervescent businesswoman, her love of design and travel led to the creation of Antipodean Luxury Travel, and since 2016, has focused on building its amazing team of Holiday Designers, Guides and Hosts, bringing to life spectacular, wonder filled vacations.

Read more about the Travel + Leisure partnership hereor in Alexandra's Travel + Leisure's A-List Profile


Whanaungatanga – Family
Our sense of family connections is important to us. This extends to those who choose to be a part of our larger family group – they become our whanau.

Manaakitanga – Hospitality
Manuhiri (our Guests) are treated with the highest level of respect and honour when welcomed into our country, and into our communities.

Kaitiakitanga – Guardianship
As kaitiaki (guardians) of our land, we are responsible for protecting the environment and holding it in sacred trust for our grandchildren to inherit in years to come.