Sarah Farag

Sarah Farag

T+L TOP TRAVEL ADVISOR | NEW ZEALAND AND SOUTH PACIFIC SPECIALIST

Obsessed with creating the perfect trip, Farag has never suggested the same itinerary twice in her 35 years of business. She's adept at sourcing insider tips from locals and creating money-can't-buy experiences with a philanthropic bent, such as learning about endangered marine life with Live Ocean, a conservation charity founded by two New Zealand Olympians. She is also keen on organizing private activities like a helicopter ride to the rarely visited Lyell Glacier and a hands-on foraging cruise around the Marlborough Sound.

Among her recent spectacular hotels finds are Mawhiti Villa—a new waterfront art-and-architecture inspired property on Waiheke Island— and Flock Hill Homestead, on the outskirts of Christchurch near Arthur's Pass National Park. "Flockhill is part of a working sheep station in the most exquisitely scenic high country location and will be a magnificent addition to New Zealand's luxury lodge portfolio," she predicts.


Languages Spoken: English

Minimum Daily Spend: From $375 per person per day

Trip Planning Fees: From $350

Contact Info

sarah@southern-crossings.com | +64-93-095912 | Auckland, New Zealand

Testimonial

"Our family had planned a trip to New Zealand and when the pandemic broke out our plans become very fluid. We were able to connect with Sarah Farag and her wonderful team without much notice, and they put together an amazing trip for us, including North and South Islands, private flights and wonderful luxurious accommodation such as the The Lindis and Minaret Station, all while understanding our need for adventure and excitement as well. We were taken care of from top to bottom, with wonderful attentive drivers, terrific hotel operators, fly fishing guides, and amazing golf courses. Sarah provided wealth of lovely recommendations to fully experience the magnificence of New Zealand. In addition to this, our son and his bride were separately taken care of with detailed care for their honeymoon. We both experienced trips that were perfect for our specific request and also full of a few surprises that we will never forget. From the first moment we spoke on Zoom, we knew we were in good hands with Sarah and would not hesitate a moment to recommend her or use Southern Crossings in the future."- Maria D.