- Sitting along 3km of untouched coastline, Helena Bay Lodge is New Zealand’s newest luxury lodge.
- Enjoy the unspoilt nature and abundance of wildlife in the bay including dolphins and whales.
- Close to Auckland, Helena Bay can be easily incorporated into a wider itinerary.
- The lodge owns three private beaches, perfect for guests wanting privacy during their stay.
- Cleverly designed, the concept of Helena Bay Lodge is all in the details.
- Enjoy stargazing with after dinner drinks by the outdoor fire pit.
- The staff at Helena Bay Lodge also take care with every detail and are always on hand to look after guests.
- During the day enjoy the swimming pool, walks along the breathtaking rugged coastline, the state of the art gym and spa.
- Each night the choice of dining venue is yours; an elegant candlelit dinner in front of one of the many roaring log fires or a sunset dinner on the terrace.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
We have electric 4wd Polaris Rangers comfortably seating two persons to use any time during your stay. With over 800 acres to explore, why not make your way to the highest point on our property (near our helipad) to watch the sunset or take a trip to one of our four private beaches.
Aim, fire and experience the thrill of claybird shooting at our brandnew shooting range. Hidden amidst our 800 acres, this picturesque, unspoiled location is the perfect spot to fire away for an unforgettable experience. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced shooter, we have four automatic traps set at different levels, angles and speeds to suit any ability.
Our trails aren’t just for walking, we also have mountain bikes and top of the range electric bikes for you to use. From beginner to advanced, we have tracks for every level; a great way to cover a lot of ground in a short space of time and burn off some calories.
A farm tour is a must-do whilst staying with us. One of our knowledgeable farmers will take you through the ins and outs of life on the Helena Bay farm, from feeding the goats and donkeys to mustering our wagyu cattle. The farm and gardens fuel our ‘estate to plate’ menu featuring world-class cuisine from the celebrated Italian Michelin-starred ‘Ristorante Don Alfonso 1890’.
We have a beautiful and fascinating natural coastline waiting for you to explore. We have top of the range Barracuda kayaks for you to try, including fishing kayaks and our incredibly light weight sea kayaks. Not only is it a great way to explore our property from the water our property from the water it is also a great way to improve your fitness and strength.
New Zealand Glow-worms can be found in caves or forest settings, often on damp overhanging stream banks. Their light is made from a biochemical reaction called bioluminescence and they are able to turn it off when there is too much light, for example sunlight.
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.
Helena Bay hosts a maximum of five individual couples accommodated in five luxury Suites which are named after New Zealand native birds. All the Suites have extensive balconies with views overlooking Helena Bay beach and beyond to the South Pacific Ocean. Leica binoculars are provided for the opportunity to view bird life, visiting whales and dolphins, and vessels tracking across the bay out to sea. No expense has been spared when dressing these suites. There are carefully chosen, sumptuous hand-made linens from Europe, hypoallergenic pillows and duvets by Hefel of Austria and Feiler towelling sourced from Germany. The bathrooms showcase exquisite mosaic tiling, complemented with accessories by Labrazel from Italy and Swiss-made guest robes by Christian Fischbacher. Molton Brown products provide the finishing touches to ensure that every element of the experience at Helena Bay exudes sophistication and luxury.
Kiwi and Kotare are our two 1,450 square-foot Villa Suites with exquisite sea views and full air conditioning. Each has a separate living room; these can be interconnected to accommodate a party of four travelling together. These suites also feature real log burning, gas ignited fireplaces.
Our three 700 square-foot Junior Suites Tui, Kea and Hihi have ocean views and full air conditioning. Two of these suites can be twin configuration, subject to availability.
Helena Bay has brought the celebrated Michelin starred Ristorante Don Alfonso 1890 of Southern Italy to New Zealand. Under the direction and the influence of Don Alfonso’s philosophy of respecting the local food culture while incorporating the age-old traditions of the Sorrento peninsula and the Amalfi Coast, fine dining will define the hospitality experience at Helena Bay. Significant investment has been made at Helena Bay to offer guests ‘Estate to Plate’ cuisine. The menus, which change daily, are created following the Don Alfonso philosophy. Meals are becoming more about entertainment, to be experienced like theatre, but turning meals into a provocative spectacle is only part of the show; their contents must be a true absolute reference because we are what we eat. Here at Helena Bay, as at Sant’Agata sui due Golfi, we begin from the earth, growing everything that we use in our restaurant. In this new paradise we bring not only our know-how but our hearts.
Our talented Chefs prepare a different five-course degustation menu every night, showcasing their signature dishes. You can choose to have a lighter three-course option if you wish – this menu will take you through a beautiful selection of flavours, we often think the dishes look too good to eat! Our reception team will email you a food preference form prior to your arrival, encouraging you to list any dietary requirements and of course any favourites you would like included.
The Den is our smallest, most intimate private dining area. Comfortably seating two persons this intimate room hosts our library along with a log fire. The Formal Lounge is our larger private dining room and has a wide screen television. A great private space to host a business meeting or if you simply can’t miss that game!
The wine cellar at Helena Bay houses has more than 240 selections and over 2,100 bottles of carefully selected New Zealand and international wines; some are true finds which, in the hands of our Wine Manager, are the perfect companions for the exquisite meals served in our many dining venues.
We offer a range of delicious picnics that you are welcome to take anywhere on the property, Mohei Beach is always a popular choice. With prior booking, the pavillion is a spectacular place for alfresco eating. There are lots of great sports to explore on the property including another three private beaches – we recommend taking one of our Polaris 4WD Rangers to find your perfect spot.
There’s plenty of informed advice and help on hand to navigate Queenstown’s enormous leisure-activity portfolio. Understandably facilities are limited by the hotel’s small size. There is an extensive DVD library and the ‘club lounge’ boasts a large, surround-sound television. The parlour has a cigar cabinet. Queenstown Gym is a three-minute walk from the hotel, free for guests’ use, and extensively equipped. There’s a private entrance to the penthouse for guests who value anonymity.
The central courtyard of the lodge surrounds a spectacular 25-metre in-ground heated swimming pool which is kept at 28°C. The outdoor pool is ideal for gentle morning exercise or to unwind after a busy day. Afterwards, why not enjoy the opportunity to lounge on our poolside terrace and soak up the sun.
Constructed to reflect the character of a traditional Russian Banya (bathhouse) our Spa World and pool is exquisitely decorated with more than a million intricate ceramic mosaic tiles imported from Italy. It houses a dry sauna, steam room, cool plunge pool and retreat room along with private changing rooms. Don your dressing gown and slippers as we welcome you to indulge, relax and unwind.
Looking for a way to start your day full of energy? Our gymnasium is open 24 hours a day and is fully equipped to include a treadmill, exercise bike, elliptical cross trainer, upper body trainer, rowing machine as well as free weights and gymnasium accessories. We have complimentary wellness drinks available and the spa is just next door.
Our tennis court is open to guests all year round and is floodlit for those who wish to play in the evening. If you don’t have a partner to practice your backhand with we have a tennis ball machine which simulates playing, along with other various training modes to try. Alternatively, the AstroTurf can be arranged for football, volleyball or badminton.