The Marlborough Lodge

The Marlborough Lodge Exterior View
The Marlborough Lodge, at the top of South Island, one of NZ’s newest luxury lodges, serves as an ideal base to explore the dramatic and rich landscape of the region. Ten luxury suites, spacious lounging areas and a restaurant, the former Victorian convent (circa 1901) has been beautifully restored. Paying homage to its history by highlighting some of the historic elements of the original building and combining those with a modern décor created an eclectic mix, which is warm, inviting and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Nestled in 16 acres of park like gardens that run onto the renowned Marlborough vineyards, there is much to do onsite with a heated swimming pool, guest entertainment area, spa, a large outdoor fireplace to enjoy in the evenings, a spring feed creek, small lake to explore, a variety of walking trails and seating throughout the grounds where you can relax and soak in the peace and tranquillity. The Lodge is perfectly located within the world famous vineyards and is also just 20 minutes from the stunning Marlborough Sounds, three bodies of water (the Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru and Pelorus Sounds) offering endless outdoor and wildlife pursuits in the most spectacular setting imaginable. Read More...

Bay of Many Coves

Bay of Many Coves View
Set in a tranquil cove with beautiful views of the Marlborough Sounds, Bay of Many Coves is an exclusive retreat offering a truly unique New Zealand experience. The one, two and three-bedroom apartments all have a stunning views of the cove and space for private dining, while the resort’s fine-dining restaurant, spa and pool provide further comforts during your stay. Bay of Many Coves Resort is surrounded by an eco-marine haven, way off the beaten track. Sit out on your private balcony, taking in the most glorious views of this natural paradise, and you will understand why Captain Cook chose this area as his favoured anchorage while visiting New Zealand. Watch out for dolphins, often spotted around the resort, as well as fur seals.When it’s time to explore, Bay of Many Coves offers year-round activities, including over six kilometres of private walking trails that link to the internationally-renowned Queen Charlotte Track. Wander down one of the many forest tracks and discover a wonderful range of native birds. Kayaks and paddleboards are available for discovering the bay’s abundant marine life, too. Back at the resort, treat yourself to a blissful day at the spa, and afterward, world-class chefs are close at hand to create a unique culinary experience that is all yours. Read More...

Otahuna Lodge

Otahuna Lodge New Zealand
Otahuna is an elegant, opulent lodge set at the heart of a rolling country estate. With commanding views of its landscaped gardens and far beyond to the surrounding plains, the views take you to the foot of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Otahuna is the largest private historic residence in New Zealand and dating back to 1895, is regarded as the best example of Queen Anne architecture in Australasia. Distinctive features such as a hand-carved Kauri staircase, Rimu panelling, original lead lights and fifteen working wood-burning fireplaces have brought Otahuna Lodge the honour of a Category 1 listing with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust and make this one of the most luxury homesteads there is. Each guest suite retains architectural features from the nineteenth century such as ornate original fireplaces, carved inglenooks and stained glass windows whilst boasting modern décor that is sensitive to Otahuna’s historic past. The suites all differ so much in style, size and shape but all are styled in character with their original use. It is easy to imagine the lady of the house, Jessie Rhodes, and other fine ladies of the Canterbury region taking their morning tea at 11 o’clock sharp in the Botanical Suite (originally the Morning Room) overlooking the manicured gardens. Similarly, the Veranda Suite epitomises a ‘room with a view’ with a huge veranda with cane furniture provoking strong images of times past. The 30 acres of manicured gardens and rambling, semi-wild woodlands include an orchard with a variety of fruit and nut trees, a one-acre vegetable garden, a mushroom garden, a rose garden and a field that blooms with millions of daffodils in the spring. Read More...

Treetops Lodge and Estate Rotorua

Treetops Lodge and Estate Rotorua New Zealand
Nestled in 2500 acres of 800 year old native forest, Treetops Lodge & Estate is a lifelong dream realized by owner and passionate naturalist, John Sax. The uniquely New Zealand experience is a sanctuary and retreat of breathtaking terrain, offering superior accommodation and adventure. Located in Rotorua, the Maori heartland and trout fishing paradise, the lodge’s elegant, ecology inspired architectural style was derived from the country’s pioneering past. Timber and stone finishes echo the natural beauty and simplicity of the great outdoors. Treetops features seven streams, onsite trout fishing, four lakes and over 40 miles of adventure trails. New family experiences include photography safaris, helicopter tours, Geocaching hunts, luxury treks to spectacular waterfalls and a 4WD experience. The lodge’s spa offers experiences within a choice of day spa and residential wellness programs to inspire, refresh and brighten journeys. Treetops has purchased the nearby golf club, Kinloch, which has attracted the attention of golf enthusiasts and luxury travelers. Cuisine at Treetops is very central to your stay and not only are the finest dishes and accompanying wines served, but the lodge also offers a private ‘wild food cooking experience’ which includes a 4WD excursion deep into the bush to discover the magnificent wildlife population or birds, mammals and fish. Read More...

Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses New Zealand

Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses New Zealand
Designed as a contemporary luxury country lodge, Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses sit at the foot of South Island’s spectacular Kaikoura Ranges, looking out over the rugged Pacific Coast of New Zealand – home to an abundance of marine life.Hapuku Lodge is idyllically set outside the seaside town of Kaikoura, in one of South Island’s most spectacular settings. Designed by a family of architects and builders, Hapuku is a contemporary country lodge with suites and rooms in the main lodge building, a freestanding two bedroom suite in the grounds with its own kitchen and a collection of unique wood clad treehouses.Each Tree House is architecturally stunning, perched high in a native Manuka grove with arresting panoramic views of the dramatic surroundings of the mountains. ocean and the lodge’s own deer park. With only the most comfortable furnishings, natural wood accents that echo your tree-top location and modern amenities, a stay in these luxury Tree Houses makes for a totally unique experience.The lodge itself serves delicious contemporary seasonal cuisine, locally sourced produce and a fantastic selection of fine New Zealand wine. Read More...

Wharekauhau Country Estate

The majestic, luxury Wharekauhau Lodge is situated on a 5000 acre working sheep station overlooking the spectacular Palliser Bay, just a short drive from the famous gastronomy and vineyards of New Zealand’s Wairarapa Valley. Located between two of New Zealand’s most stunning and contrasting regions, the vibrant city of Wellington and the picturesque Wairarapa, Wharekauhau began life as a sheep station in the 1840s and remains a working sheep station to this day – possibly the grandest of its kind in New Zealand. Guests staying here can experience life on a working farm from the comfort of an extraordinary lodge which has been designed and built to capture the elegance of a bygone era. The main lodge building has wonderful views over Palliser Bay and is home to several large open lounges, small cosy rooms with fireplaces, a dining room and open country kitchen. Antique furniture, oversize fireplaces and comfy sofas are present throughout, making the lodge a relaxing place to meet other guests, curl up with a good book or enjoy a glass of wine. French doors lead out onto Wharekauhau’s beautiful courtyard and gardens. Read More...

The Boatshed

The-Boatshed-Boutique-Hotel-Waiheke
A beautiful contemporary hotel with plenty of coastal touches and fabulous views out to sea. The Boatshed on Waiheke Island is the perfect place to relax before exploring the vineyards and food of one of New Zealand’s premier wine regions. The Boatshed is perfectly situated above a sun-drenched bay on the island of Waiheke, off the coast of Auckland. This luxury boutique, seaside hotel is inspired by the early 1900 boat sheds that scatter the country’s shores. The Boatshed offers five luxury suites and two beach bungalows, each individual in design and style with panoramic views over the ocean. Together they form an eclectic mix of different spaces and room types each offering a unique and different experience from the three-storey Lighthouse. Whatever you choose, the rooms here are relaxed, beautifully appointed and very stylish. Dining is a relaxed affair indulge in a memorable Mediterranean feast, something hearty in front of the fire or a private seafood platter for two on the balcony. Whichever you choose, expect fine hospitality and exceptional service. Waiheke Island invites you to rediscover the simple pleasures. Take a stroll amongst an eclectic mix of award-winning vineyards, sophisticated alfresco restaurants, artists’ studios and galleries or along one of the many deserted, golden, sandy beaches. The Boatshed is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years due to the lack of formal facilities and room layouts. Read More...

The Kinloch Club Manor and Villas

The Kinloch Club Manor and Villas Overview
Perfectly placed, sitting above the shores of Lake Taupo, and close to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, is this new uber-luxury lodge and golf course, The Kinloch Club. Set on a 254ha spectacular setting above the shores of Lake Taupo, this luxury lodge and resort that opened in 2016 features New Zealand’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature 18-hole Links Golf Course which has been voted #1 course in New Zealand twice by PGA professionals. The Lodge’s wild adventure offering includes New Zealand’s most popular day hike, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing plus world class fly-fishing, white water rafting, forest and lakeside cycling tracks. Back at the lodge guests return to the spectacular Lodge’s welcoming whiskey and champagne bar with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the golf course to Lake Taupo, two restaurants with cuisine featuring the philosophy of ‘Estate to Plate ’ – organic and 100% pesticide free produce from the owners private estate and award winning designer accommodation. Read More...

Helena Bay Lodge

Helena Bay Lodge New Zealand Overview
With over two miles of pristine coastline, four private beaches and countless intimate coves, Helena Bay Lodge is the ultimate romantic escape. Situated in the northeast corner of New Zealand’s North Island, Helena Bay Lodge is a delightfully intimate retreat. Here, amidst the sound of crashing waves and stunning views over the Pacific, guests will find a home away from home. Named after native New Zealand birds, the three junior suites and two villa suites are designed to host no more than five couples (or a private group). Each of the villas is appointed with divinely comfortable beds, handmade linens, walk-in wardrobes and spacious balconies where guests can view Helena Bay, the South Pacific Ocean and its native wildlife, including dolphins and whales. Foodies will be pleased to find world-class cuisine from celebrated Italy’s Michelin-starred Ristorante Don Alfonso 1890. When creating the Helena Bay menu, Head Chef Michele Martino focuses on age-old traditions of the Sorrento peninsula and the Amalfi Coast, offering guests ‘estate to plate’ cuisine sourced directly from Helena Bay’s on-property farm. The property offers a wide range of activities including kayaking, fishing, farm tours, bicycles and clay shooting. Our 800 acres combine a mix of forestry and open paddocks and with miles of tracks there is plenty to explore. This remote and wild location makes Helena Bay Lodge a slice of heaven. Read More...

Eagles Nest

Eagles Nest Bay of Islands New Zealand
Set atop its own private peninsula overlooking the beautiful Bay of Islands, this majestic 75-acre estate affords an amazing view you won’t find anywhere else. The lodgings are just as spectacular: With five villas designed in an eclectic, contemporary style, it’s no surprise Eagles Nest has been the recipient of international awards and acclaim. Nestled on the ridgeline of a private peninsula on the east coast of the North Island lies a place of serenity, beauty, healing and harmony. Eagles Nest is a private villa estate where each villas has its own personality and long list of luxury comforts. Walk through native New Zealand bush to your own private beaches, soak up the sun, enjoy an invigorating swim in your private, heated infinity-edge lap pool or simply luxuriate in the in-villa spa treatments. Dining is an integral part of your stay at Eagles Nest who have the finest chefs ready to attend to your every culinary need with locally sourced, fresh produce cooked just the way you like it. The Bay of Islands is a world-renowned holiday destination for deep sea and big game fishing as well as sailing and cruising throughout the many picture-perfect islands, bays and coves. Read More...

Eichardts Private Hotel

Eichardt's Private Hotel Area Queensland
Eichardt’s opulent suites invite guests to relax in the lap of boutique luxury before exploring the pretty alpine town of Queenstown and its surrounds, one of the world’s truly remarkable locations on Lake Wakatipu, ringed with mountains. For those seeking pure indulgence, few places compare with Eichardt’s on the lakefront in beautiful Queenstown. An historic landmark dating back to New Zealand’s gold rush days and located in the centre of this vibrant alpine town, the monumental building was originally built as a woolshed in 1859. Its owner soon found himself in the middle of the gold rush frenzy and adapted it to a hotel in order to benefit from the hoards of travellers seeking their fortunes. Through time, Eichardt’s has been totally transformed and now has boutique shops on the ground floor and exclusive romantic suites for guests on the top floor. Eichardt’s has recently added a wonderful lake front cottage to its portfolio, offering a more family-friendly set up with self-contained one, two or three-bedroom suites with the most incredible views over Lake Wakatipu. Eichardt’s has been sympathetically renovated to retain its character while providing up to date facilities and the atmosphere is one of sophistication and warmth, cleverly mixing antique and contemporary elegance. Read More...

Huka Lodge

Huka Lodge New Zealand
Huka Lodge has enjoyed a location of great natural beauty, on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, since it was founded as a very simple trout fishing camp, in 1924. An award winning hideaway, the lodge nestles within a landscape of snow-capped peaks, wild tussock, lush forests and clear blue lakes and streams. This legendary retreat continues to define absolute style, while offering privacy and relaxation, with authentic outdoor adventure, for those who appreciate exquisite cuisine, personal service and unique experiences. Offering a truly exclusive experience, within 17-acres, Huka Lodge proudly taking its place amongst the world’s best retreats – with its reputation and awards all richly deserved. With over 20 unique and deliberately romantic venues available for private dining, guests are spoilt for choice and every last detail is considered for their comfort. Read More...