Auckland - Waiheke Island - Kawau Island - Kaipara Harbour

14 - 21 days
February 2021 - April 2021
Private groups, multigenerational families, special family vacations, couples
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Celebrate the 2021 America's Cup with Antipodean Luxury Travel in Auckland, The City of Sails. The prestigious ‘Auld Mug’, will be keenly contested with US teams sure to be in the thick of the action to see who will battle it out against the Kiwi defending champions.

All PRADA Challenge and America’s Cup Match races take place on The Harbour, enabling our guests to experience the passion of the racing from on the water on private craft hosted by Antipodean Luxury Travel.

The Harbour is just one of the sparkling jewels in Auckland’s crown. In close proximity are its North Shore beaches, Waiheke Island’s stellar restaurants and wineries, along with Auckland’s dynamic dining scene and the region’s world class seafood, making this a scintillating destination both on and off the water.

Antipodean's Travel Designers create bespoke luxury itineraries matched to the interests of each member of your travelling group. This includes Black Book exclusive experiences such as private winery tours, adventure sports such as gliding, heli-biking, canyoning and deep sea game fishing. We have an extensive accommodation network throughout New Zealand's North Island and South Island to bring you the most premium accommodation experiences.



Antipodean Luxury Travel, CEO, Alexandra Stewart, and her family have a long tradition with sailing in New Zealand from superyachts to beautifully appointed boutique craft.

We’ve secured truly amazing opportunities for private groups and couples to enjoy front row access for America’s Cup and PRADA Cup races with a range of exclusive superyacht charters and daily sailing experiences on private vessels.

Enquire now for exclusive access to curated vacation experiences, including luxury accommodation and hospitality packages, or join our Travel Club to keep up to date with the latest Antipodean Luxury Travel offers.



We are collaborating with renowned restaurants for ultimate hospitality packages for those who enjoy wining and dining onshore.

There are also a plethora of spectacular dining options just a short helicopter ride from Auckland which are just too good to miss during your stay in The City of Sails. Here's a few to whet your appetite:

The Beach house, Kawau Island

Fly over clear blue water to land on the private jetty at Vivian Bay and step ashore onto the pristine, white sand beach. Kick off your shoes and feel the sand between your toes as you stroll along to The Beach House.

This boutique beachfront restaurant is located in a quintessential New Zealand native bush setting and a pristine beach, with fine dining cuisine, prepared using ingredients from the garden and local producers.

Bracu Restaurant, Simunovich Olive Estate

Simunovich Olive Estate is home to a unique restaurant, Bracu, which takes its name from the Adriatic island of Brac, the place where the Estate’s olive growing tradition began.

Nestled amid the stunning olive grove of the Simunovich Olive Estate, Bracu Restaurant offers elegant and contemporary fine dining in a truly exceptional setting. Experience exquisite dishes by talented Head Chef Logan Clark while you relax on the verandah or inside the magnificently restyled Kauri villa.

The Art of a Scenic Lunch

Just 40 minutes by helicopter from Auckland, Sculptureum is a museum of sculpture in many forms and home to the biggest collection of large, outdoor sculptures in New Zealand. The beautifully landscaped Sculpture Gardens display interesting creations such as a giant rhinoceros and a family of pink snails.

Enjoy an incredible Scenic helicopter flight past the world-renowned Gibbs Farm in the Kaipara Harbour, upon landing take in the Sculpture Gardens and Galleries then make your way to the Rothko Restaurant for some culinary treats. A feast for the senses!


“From the very first interaction with Alexandra and Tiffany, I felt that they listened and understood what was important to our family and planned a holiday accordingly. They got it spot on with their recommendation. My family and I have just enjoyed the most perfect week away, thanks to Antipodean we all got to enjoy our holiday and will have fabulous memories for years to come.”

- Vicki Lawson


With direct flights from many US capital cities to Auckland, including Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Chicago and the new Air New Zealand direct flight from New York to Auckland, New Zealand is closer than you think.

We encourage our US clientele who are coming for The Cup spectacle and festivities to stay longer and take time to explore The Antipodes.

Not only does New Zealand offer countless beautiful regions to visit such as Bay of Islands, Queenstown and Milford Sound, Australia is just ‘across the ditch’, so you can combine a trip which includes iconic destinations such as The Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, and Sydney.

Brief Us with your travel interests and we will create the perfect vacation in The Antipodes especially made for you.



Make an enquiry to find out more about the exciting itineraries, Black Book exclusives and luxury accommodation packages we have on offer for The America’s Cup in 2021 and America’s Cup Experiences throughout 2020-2021.
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