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At Ballygelvar, we specialise in creating truly memorable bespoke holidays, tailored especially to your needs.

All arrangements are sorted for you, including accommodation, restaurants, excursions, & travel etc. After learning what your interests/passions are we also research exclusive, non-touristy unique activities/excursions, especially for you.
Nothing is left to chance.

True New Zealand equine experiences to remember

Horse trekking through the stunning New Zealand countryside, touring some of the best thoroughbred studs in the world, polo matches and stables, show jumping, learning to ride or improving your abilities, even finding the horse of your dreams to purchase.

Exploration that will
take your breath away

Mixed with experiencing everything New Zealand has to offer; exploring thermal regions, the world renown Hobbiton, Waitomo caves, skiing, venturing on incredible bike trails or hikes through some of the most picturesque landscapes in the world.


Wine and food lovers will be delighted by the rich abundance of world class wineries, craft beers and eateries to be enjoyed. If cooking is your passion then be entertained and learn new skills participating in culinary classes with produce straight from the garden, with talented chefs.

2023 Traveller Review Awarded to Ballygelvar!

Congratulations on being recognised with a Traveller Review Award 2023! On behalf of the entire team, I want to tell you how much we appreciate your hard work and commitment. This award shows just how much your guests value the special memories you help them make. It’s also our way of saying thank you on their behalf and sharing that joy with millions of other travellers.

- Glen Fogel

President & Chief Executive Officer at

Based just minutes outside the quaint and picturesque town of Cambridge in the lush Waikato, Ballygelvar is central to some of New Zealand's top tourist attractions, or local exclusive adventures. You’ll also enjoy country living and dining- NZ style, alongside a dash of hearty Irish warmth and hospitality.