Sports: People are lining up to pay $28,500 for a billionaire’s ‘Tiger Tour’ of New Zealand golf, spas, and wildlife

  • Legendary hedge fund manager Julian Roberston 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 Roberston’s three properties.
  • The itinerary includes golfing, sightseeing, and spa treatments.

Legendary hedge fund manager and multi-billionaire Julian Roberston 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 Roberston’s three properties: The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, and Matakauri Lodge.

Roberston, 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 $4.1 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 $28,500 per person, plus taxes, and not including international airfare and other expenses.

The first stop is at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs.

The first stop is at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs.play

The first stop is at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs.

(Robertson Lodges)

Here’s an aerial view of the property and golf course.

Here's an aerial view of the property and golf course.play

Here’s an aerial view of the property and golf course.

(Robertson Lodges)

The lodging at the resort has spectacular views. Not a bad spot for lounging.

The lodging at the resort has spectacular views. Not a bad spot for lounging.play

The lodging at the resort has spectacular views. Not a bad spot for lounging.

(Robertson Lodges)

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.

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.play

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.

(Robertson Lodges)

Aside from golf, there’s also a spa set deep in the forest.

Aside from golf, there's also a spa set deep in the forest.play

Aside from golf, there’s also a spa set deep in the forest.

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You can go on a quad-biking adventure around the property.

You can go on a quad-biking adventure around the property.play

You can go on a quad-biking adventure around the property.

(Robertson Lodges)

And enjoy some New Zealand wine with a view.

And enjoy some New Zealand wine with a view.play

And enjoy some New Zealand wine with a view.

(Robertson Lodges)

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, located in the heart of Hawke’s Bay Wine Country, is the second stop on the trip.

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Here’s what the lodge looks like.

Here's what the lodge looks like.play

Here’s what the lodge looks like.

(Robertson Lodges)

The rooms here also have nice views.

The rooms here also have nice views.play

The rooms here also have nice views.

(Robertson Lodges)

This leg of the trip also has an 18-hole golf course, designed by Tom Doak.

This leg of the trip also has an 18-hole golf course, designed by Tom Doak.play

This leg of the trip also has an 18-hole golf course, designed by Tom Doak.

(Robertson Lodges)

After playing a round of golf, you can interact with the kiwi bird — one of the national symbols of New Zealand.

After playing a round of golf, you can interact with the kiwi bird — one of the national symbols of New Zealand.play

After playing a round of golf, you can interact with the kiwi bird — one of the national symbols of New Zealand.

(Roberston Lodges)

Other activities include Clay Target shooting.

Other activities include Clay Target shooting.play

Other activities include Clay Target shooting.

(Robertson Lodges)

And you can enjoy a nice picnic on the property, as well.

And you can enjoy a nice picnic on the property, as well.play

And you can enjoy a nice picnic on the property, as well.

(Robertson Lodges)

The trip concludes at the Matakauri Lodge, situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu.

The trip concludes at the Matakauri Lodge, situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu.play

The trip concludes at the Matakauri Lodge, situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu.

(Robertson Lodges)

You’ll be able to see mountains from your room.

You'll be able to see mountains from your room.play

You’ll be able to see mountains from your room.

(Robertson Lodges)

There’s a helicopter trip to explore the heart of the Fiordland, which flies over the mountains and beautiful scenery.

There's a helicopter trip to explore the heart of the Fiordland, which flies over the mountains and beautiful scenery.play

There’s a helicopter trip to explore the heart of the Fiordland, which flies over the mountains and beautiful scenery.

(Robertson Lodges)

There’s a spa here as well.

There's a spa here as well.play

There’s a spa here as well.

(Robertson Lodges)

And after a relaxed breakfast on the tenth day, the tour concludes.

And after a relaxed breakfast on the tenth day, the tour concludes.play

And after a relaxed breakfast on the tenth day, the tour concludes.

(Robertson Lodges)

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