Meg & Clare
In 2012 Clare de Carteret-Bisson and Meg Pawson-Taylor saw a need for a new kind of collection for discerning travellers who are looking for a very individual style of luxury.
Our collection represents quintessential New Zealand; working farms, wild west coast beaches, pristine lakes, alpine valleys, bush-clad hillsides, gorgeous beaches and rivers and boutique city accommodation. More than half your holiday is spent at your accommodation, and part of the enjoyment of your trip will be in the different architectural designs and individual styles you encounter on your travels. All our properties are personally owned and hosted and your hosts are expert at sharing their local knowledge and organising the best local activities, sights, tastes and guides for you.
Clare de Carteret-Bisson is owner of The Resurgence luxury eco-lodge near the Abel Tasman
Before setting up The Resurgence back in 2003, I had a career in IT and project management.
During this time, I lived and worked in the UK, Asia, Australia, France and NZ. Always a keen traveller, I have visited over 50 countries. For the last 10 years Peter and I have worked on creating a unique accommodation at The Resurgence which gives visitors a true taste of the New Zealand bush and native birds, access to great activities in the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks plus Golden Bay and Nelson. We combine our passion for food, conservation and the outdoors and want to share that with our guests. We hope you enjoy Green Journeys.
Meg Pawson-Taylor owner of Riverrun Lodge Wanaka
A typical New Zealander, I have been a bit of a Free Range Traveller myself, moving from Dunedin to Wellington, back-packing through China and Russia, working in London and Australia, before settling back in the South Island and Wanaka to establish Riverrun.
Riverrun is both a small luxury lodge and a 500 acre merino sheep farm which borders two rivers. My background has been in retail, publishing and the outdoors, but I also love the working life of the farm as well as the space and recreational opportunities it offers.
Wanaka is a vibrant community of people who are passionate about the outdoors and the beautiful environment they live in. I am especially involved in sponsoring projects which encourage access to the outdoors and local walking and bike trails, such as the Upper Clutha Tracks Trust and Kathmandu Riverrun Trail Series. I met Clare and Peter from The Resurgence and we immediately saw the benefits in combining our extensive knowledge of New Zealand tourism. Green Journeys is our selection of boutique accommodations and exceptional activity providers who we know will give you not just the best professional service but also wonderful experiences and a real insight into New Zealand. Our philosophy is slow travel, taking time to explore and discover each region, to relax and enjoy rather than trying to "tick all the boxes." We encourage you to stay longer in places, extend on the Journeys we have suggested and feel free to create an itinerary that is everything you want it to be. A Journey might be just one stay in one very special place, an supremely active outdoors adventure or a meandering excursion through some of our wildlife havens in the far south of the country.