The world's most powerful security and intelligence decision makers have arrived in Queenstown for a top secret conference at the luxury Millbrook Resort.
The United States' Central Intelligence Agency's Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV made a secret, untracked trip from Wellington at 10am, but didn't touch down until just before 12.
Unusually, the flight, which should have taken 40 minutes for a private plane, took just under two hours to arrive.
It's understood CIA director Mike Pompeo was on board.
Its registration 10-030 gives the CIA's identity away.
An entourage of security personnel in six vehicles met the aircraft, and it is now in a convoy to Milbrook Resort near Arrowtown.
A second Gulfstream G550 is incoming from Hawaii.