Escor ted Depar ture Fly Fishing the South Island in New Zealand
East Africa Photographic Safari A Barry & Cathy Beck Departure February 2 - 16, 2016 Featuring Five Days of Fly Fishing at Riverview Lodge & Seven Days at Owen River Lodge
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Taking Your Travel Experience Further: The Escorted Group Difference Unparalleled Service and Knowledge Every Step of the Way If you were to spin the globe and place a finger on nearly any continent, chances are Frontiers has created a customized and unforgettable experience for a client there. We can help you chase Atlantic salmon on the Kola Peninsula in Russia or confirm the exclusive penthouse suite in Paris. If saltwater flats fishing in the Seychelles or a month long excursion in New Zealand is more your style – we have you covered. Our destination specialists know the private trout streams in Chile, spring creeks in the American West and how to pick the best hotel across Asia. We share your passion for the ultimate travel experience. With escorted group departures, we take it a step further. We not only customize your journey, we are right there with you every step of the way. Escorted trip participants receive the same level of detail in their pretrip documents and final itineraries as all clients. Plus, they receive first-hand knowledge from years of time our hosts have spent in the field. We are there to answer questions about fly selection or knots; share casting guidance on effectively fishing an unknown river or simply tidy up your back cast. We’ll even loan you a pair of sunglasses – all at no additional cost. You will explore the world with like-minded travelers and create memories that turn into stories for generations to come. Covering five of the seven continents, we have escorted clients on trout fishing trips in Montana, Argentina, Chile, Spain and New Zealand; saltwater fishing trips to Christmas Island, Bahamas, Belize and Mexico; followed Africa’s majestic animal populations on a photographic safari and participated in the occasional cast and blast in Alaska. If fly fishing and wingshooting are not high on your list, we also offer an array of exclusive leisure activities each year. Past trips included The Galapagos Islands, India, Myanmar (Burma), Chile, Egypt and the Asian Subcontinent. All of our trips are escorted by industry experts including Barry & Cathy Beck, and Frontiers own Mike and Kristene Fitzgerald, Mollie Fitzgerald and Tarquin Millington-Drake. Collectively, this group has gathered thousands of passport stamps and will ensure that you have one of the best travel experiences of your life.
About Barry & Cathy Beck Longtime Frontiers trip hosts and photographers, the Becks travel far and wide to follow their love for fly-fishing and nature photography. Based in Pennsylvania, Barry and Cathy write books, lead African photo safaris, and operate a stock photography business. The Becks are well-known in the fishing, photography, and travel industries, and possess a stellar reputation for their skill, knowledge, and expertise born out of a 20 year career. Their many books include The Outdoor Photographer’s Handbook, Fly-Fishing the Flats, and Pennsylvania Blue Ribbon Fly Fishing Guide.
Proposed Itinerary for Fly Fishing in New Zealand Riverview Lodge - February 2 - 8, 2016 Sunday, January 31 Depart the US. Monday, February 1 Day lost crossing International Date Line Tuesday, February 2 - Sunday, February 7 Arrive Auckland. After clearing customs, proceed to the domestic terminal for your flight to Christchurch. Upon arrival, the party will be met and transferred to Riverview Lodge in Hanmer Springs. Enjoy 5 days of guided fishing from Riverview Lodge with hosts John and Robin Gemmell. John is reputed for knowing where all the trophy trout are in this part of New Zealand and no one knows the water better than he and the Riverview guides. With vast experience and access to a great deal of pristine private water and lands, John and his guides can ensure an outstanding angling experience. While remote helicopter fly-outs are easily arranged, there are miles and miles of superb trout water that is easily accessed by 4-wheel drive from the lodge. From small to large rivers, anglers will test their skills with trout in the 20â€? to 10 pound range. Beautifully landscaped Riverview Lodge offers spacious, comfortable rooms with a homey feel overlooking the village of Hanmer Springs. Meals are prepared by chefs from around the world who come to New Zealand for the season. Conveniently located close to Hanmer Springs, it is easy to arrange a massage, visit to the hot springs, or a quick trip to town.
Rates: Riverview Lodge, February 2 - 8, 2016 with 5 full days of guided fly fishing Cost per person based on Double occupancy / Shared Guide: $4,428 Cost per person based on Single occupancy / Single Guide: $6,314 Cost subject to change with fluctuation of exchange rate.
*Itinerary and rates subject to change
Owen River Lodge - February 8 - 16, 2016 Monday, February 8 If you are concluding 5 days at Riverview, the party will be transferred by private coach to Owen River Lodge (ORL) where accommodations in either single or double rooms are confirmed for 8 nights. All meals, house wine, beer and spirits are included. If you are arriving from the States, we will arrange for you to be met at the Nelson Airport and transferred to Owen River Lodge. Tuesday, February 9 - Monday, February 15 We’ll enjoy 7 days of fishing from Owen River Lodge, a contemporary-styled fly fishing lodge in the Nelson Lakes area offering relaxed, professional service in stylish surroundings. The guest cottages are elegant and full of sunlight, with stunning views of the river, the valley and Mount Owen. The lodge sits on the banks of the Owen River, ideal for a quiet after-dinner cast during the evening rise. Felix Borenstein and his ORL staff cater to experienced and novice fly fishers and there are a number of non-fishing activities in the area including horseback riding, hiking, rafting, mountain biking, craft and art trails. The lodge’s central location offers easy access to the Nelson and West Coast Fisheries. Guests enjoy fly fishing on numerous blue-ribbon streams and rivers with over 30 waters accessible by road, most within a one hour drive, and countless others by helicopter. The region is renowned as a brown trout fishery with the average trout size ranging from four to six pounds and the occasional 10 pounder making an angler’s dream come true. Tuesday, February 16 The party will be transferred to the Nelson Airport for connecting flights back to the States.
Owen River Lodge, February 8 - 16, 2016 with 7 full days of guided fly fishing Cost per person based on Double occupancy / Shared Guide: $6,778 Cost per person based on Single occupancy / Single Guide: $10,044 Note: Cost subject to change with fluctuation of exchange rate. * One Way transfer cost from Nelson if only booking Owen River Lodge: $227 AIRLINE TICKET COSTS ARE NOT INCLUDED. *Itinerary and rates subject to change
Flexibility in Booking Barry and Cathy Beck will be hosting our clients at both Riverview Lodge and Owen River Lodge. This trip can be confirmed in its entirety from February 2 - 16, 2016 or there is flexibility to book into either lodge for just a portion of the trip. New Zealand is a spectacularly beautiful country and we would recommend you take advantage of what the country has to offer. We are poised to coordinate any pre- or post- trip accommodations, sightseeing or additional fishing arrangements.
Your Airline Connection to New Zealand When traveling as far afield as New Zealand, you don’t want to leave any of your air travel details to chance – or the internet! Our team of air travel experts is standing by to coordinate all flight arrangements from your home city to Auckland and beyond. Frontiers’ preferred air carrier for this exciting trout fishing expedition is Air New Zealand, the only carrier with non-stop service from the USA mainland to Auckland. Treat yourself to the luxury of Business Premier, featuring all forward-facing leather clad seats in a traditional 1 – 2 – 1 herringbone layout with available memory foam mattresses for a superior sleep experience. If premium economy better suits your travel budget, Air New Zealand’s stylish Spaceseat (offered on all Boeing 777-300 aircraft) takes top honors for most innovative seat design in its class. White leather pod-style seats in a 2 – 2 – 2 configuration recline within a fixed shell for a greater feeling of space, and upgraded meal service, audio/video on demand entertainment on 10+ inch personal screens, and access to the premium check-in counters complete the unique Spaceseat travel experience.
Gear Frontiers can provide expert advice and support on finding the right gear for your trip. A member of our Frontiers Gear Team will draw on thousands of hours in the field to recommend exactly what you need and what you don’t. Whether you have questions about how and what to pack, looking for a new fly rod and reel or need a pair of great binoculars – we’re happy to help. Contact us to learn more.
Frontiers Contact Our team of highly specialized agents coordinate every last detail of your trip. For this hosted departure, please contact: Kristene Fitzgerald
Senior Program Manager Toll-free: 1-800-245-1950 Phone: 724-935-1577 firstname.lastname@example.org