Legendary hedge fund manager and multibillionaire Julian Robertson has put together one of the most luxurious golfing vacations in his beloved New Zealand — and we got the inside look.
On the Tiger Tour, holidaymakers can visit both New Zealand’s North and South Islands over the course of nine nights’ stay at Robertson’s three luxurious properties.
Guests will be able to enjoy the delights of The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, Matauri Bay, North Island, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, a headland on the southeastern edge of Hawke’s Bay on the east coast of North Island, and Matakauri Lodge, set on the shore of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, South Island.
Robertson, 85, a pioneer of the modern hedge fund industry, is best known for founding the investment firm Tiger Management Corp, one of the earliest funds, in 1980.
After closing his fund in 2000, many of Robertson’s proteges went on to start some of the world’s largest hedge funds, such as Lone Pine and Viking Global.
His net worth is estimated at US$4.1 billion, according to Forbes magazine.
The latest Tiger Tour will take place from March 1-10, 2018.
The tour is limited to four couples at US$28,500 per person, plus taxes, and not including international airfares and other expenses.
The first stop is at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs.
Here’s an aerial view of the property and golf course.
Designed by David Harman, it is ranked among the Top 100 in the world.
The rooms at the resort have spectacular views. Not a bad spot for lounging.
The golf course, designed by David Harman, is ranked among the Top 100 in the world. The first full day at Kauri Cliffs features 18 holes of golf on this course.
Aside from golf, there’s also a spa set deep in the forest.
You can go on a quad-biking adventure around the property.
And enjoy some New Zealand wine with a view.
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, located in the heart of Hawke’s Bay Wine Country, on North Island, is the second stop on the trip.
Here’s what the lodge looks like inside.
The rooms here also have nice views.
This leg of the trip also has an 18-hole golf course, designed by Tom Doak.
The spectacular Tom Doak-designed 18-hole golf course is ranked 22nd in the world.
After playing a round of golf, you can interact with the kiwi bird — one of the national symbols of New Zealand.
Other activities include clay target shooting.
And you can enjoy a nice picnic on the property, as well.
The trip concludes at the Matakauri Lodge, situated beside Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown
You’ll be able to see the Southern Alps from your room.
There’s a helicopter trip to explore the heart of the Fiordland, which flies over the mountains and beautiful scenery.
There’s a spa at the lodge, too.
And after a relaxed breakfast on the 10th day, the tour concludes.
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