- Legendary hedge fund manager Julian Robertson put together one of the most luxurious golfing vacations in his beloved New Zealand.
- On the Tiger Tour, vacationers can see both New Zealand’s North and South Islands over the course of nine nights on Robertson’s three properties.
- The itinerary includes golfing, sightseeing, and spa treatments.
Legendary hedge fund manager and multi-billionaire Julian Robertson put together one of the most luxurious golfing vacations in his beloved New Zealand – and we got the inside look.
On the Tiger Tour, vacationers can see both New Zealand’s North and South Islands over the course of nine nights on Robertson’s three properties: The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, and Matakauri Lodge.
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 $US4.1 billion, according to Forbes.
The Tiger Tour is currently going on from November 17-26, 2017, but there’s another tour coming up March 1-10, 2018. The tour is limited to four couples at $US28,500 per person, plus taxes, and not including international airfare and other expenses.
The first stop is at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs.
Here’s an aerial view of the property and golf course.
The lodging at the resort has 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 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, is the second stop on the trip.
Here’s what the lodge looks like.
The rooms here also have nice views.
This leg of the trip also has an 18-hole golf course, designed by Tom Doak.
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 on the shores of Lake Wakatipu.
You’ll be able to see mountains 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 here as well.
And after a relaxed breakfast on the tenth day, the tour concludes.
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