No request is off-limits for this South Island–based travel advisor, who counts Maori tribesmen, Kiwi artists, and fly-fishing guides among the friends he can tap on behalf of his clients. Want to drive a jet boat? He has the exclusive contact. Eager to snap photos of the country’s famous landscapes? He’ll arrange an outing with a photographer by your side.
New Favorite: Olivers Lodge and Stables in Clyde’s Central Otago region. The historic buildings were recently renovated, and there’s a new restaurant and craft brewery. Visitors can cycle the rail trail (a local secret) and visit small rural gold mining communities. Jefferson can also arrange an off-road Land Rover experience.
Specialty: New Zealand