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#99 Lunch with Ranulph Fiennes, John Rhys-Davies & Sam Hayes

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ATTENTION BIDDERS: This item will be sold live by Auctioneer at the Himalayan Trust Centenary Dinner on 17 July 2019.  If you’re not attending the event but wish to bid on this item please contact Cathy Taylor on 021 656 991.




Exclusive Lunch onboard superyacht Pacific Mermaid at Auckland's Orakei Marina on Thursday 18 July hosted by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, John Rhys-Davies and Samantha Hayes, including a Four Course Lunch prepared by celebrity chef Mark Southon of O’Connell St Bistro, and Premium Champagne and Wines


Kindly donated by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, John Rhys-Davies, Samantha Hayes, Pacific Mermaid Cruises, O’Connell St Bistro, Lawson’s Dry Hills and EuroVintage


For One Person (ten individual seats will be auctioned)


Package includes:

·        Sir Ranulph Fiennes, John Rhys-Davies and Samantha Hayes as your hosts

·        105ft superyacht Pacific Mermaid as your dockside lunch venue at Orakei Marina offering stunning views of Auckland Harbour

·        Gourmet four course lunch prepared by celebrity chef Mark Southon and the team at O’Connell St Bistro – one of Auckland’s finest restaurants

·        Selection of premium wines from Lawson's Dry Hills

·        Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne from EuroVintage


Join a select group of ten guests on Thursday 18 July for an exclusive dockside lunch in Auckland hosted by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, John Rhys-Davies and Samantha Hayes.  Ten individual seats for this lunch will be auctioned so clear your diary for this once in a lifetime opportunity!


Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Named by the Guinness Book of Records as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’. His achievements range from being the first to reach both Poles, the first to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Ocean, summitting Everest, and running seven marathons in seven days in seven countries. 


John Rhys-Davies

One of modern cinema's most recognizable character actors who is best known for his portrayal of Gimli and the voice of Treebeard in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as Sallah in the Indiana Jones films.


Samantha Hayes

Intrepid mountaineer, anchor of Three's flagship news programme Newshub Live at 6pm and winner of Dancing with the Stars 2018.


CLICK HERE to watch Samantha in action on Dancing with the Stars 2018


CLICK HERE for videos/photos of Samantha’s intrepid adventures

Pacific Mermaid Cruises

Auckland’s most exclusive superyacht for hire, Pacific Mermaid has hosted Foreign Heads of State, visiting Prime Ministers, Royal families, international and local celebrities, the past two America’s Cup’s in Auckland, and many relaxed family and client gatherings.




O’Connell St Bistro

Established in 1997 by Chris Upton, this iconic bistro has been consistently named one of Auckland’s Top 50 restaurants and awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for the past 17 years.




Terms & Conditions:  Valid for 18 July only.  Non-transferable and not redeemable for cash.