Trip Review – New Zealand

“New Zealand is a must destination for anyone who enjoys natural beauty. The people, lodges, and wine country only add to the spectacular experience. It is one of my favorite places in the world, and a place I hope to return many times.”

Bryan Leibman
FROSCH President & CEO

Bryan Leibman, President & CEO of FROSCH, and Marc Kazlauskas, President, Leisure Division & US Branch Operations of FROSCH recently joined FROSCH Independent Travel Consultants Deborah Deming, Luis Sole, Marnee Revri, Ken Heit, Berta Aizen, Judy Jacobson, Marge Yoder, Karina Khechoyan, and Lisa Blomberg, on an epic trip to New Zealand.

Read on for the trip highlights, ‘wow’ moments, and insider tips that will surely inspire you to add this remarkable country into your future travel plans.


With bungee jumping, caving, canyoning, rafting, helicopter tours, heli-skiing, and the thrilling Shotover Jet experience, it’s no wonder that New Zealand is an adventurer’s dream. “The helicopter tour of Milford Sound is a ‘must-do’ and worth every penny,” recommends Lisa Blomberg.

And, our whole group couldn’t agree more. We were met on arrival in Queenstown and whisked away to a helipad to witness the dramatic beauty of Milford Sound, often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World. The majestic mountain landing followed by a picnic lunch and champagne was breathtaking and simply perfect.


The Bay of Islands with its dramatic beauty, untouched beaches, and interesting historical towns should be included on any itinerary to New Zealand. During our stay at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, our guides showed us around the beautiful grounds with the amazing 800-year-old Kauri tree ending the tour at Pink Beach where we were treated to an incredible picnic barbecue. Our meal included fresh, locally sourced foods paired with delicious regional wines.