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28.11.2020 New Zealand

For unparalleled luxury accommodations nestled in some of the most remarkable destinations in the world, consider booking a stay at one of the most exquisite luxury lodges of New Zealand. 

What sets luxury lodges apart?

In New Zealand’s luxury lodges, you’ll find the same impeccable level of service and hospitality as with other luxury hotels. But pair this comfortable, private ambience with exhilarating panoramic views and natural beauty, and it’s an experience you simply won’t find anywhere else.

Each lodge offers its own unique selection of services and amenities, from helicopter flights among the mountains to gastronomic delights prepared by world-class chefs. Popular outdoor activities include fishing in picturesque coves, hiking the native forest trails or spending the day at the golf course. After a day of adventures, you’ll be able to rejuvenate at the onsite spa and return to a thoughtfully designed lodge suite.

For an even more exclusive and private stay, consider booking an owner’s cottage. A unique type of boutique accommodation you’ll find only at the luxury lodges of New Zealand, this is a private villa separated from the main lodge.

Top Luxury Lodges of New Zealand’s North Island

When dreaming up your next New Zealand holiday, consider immersing yourself in all that the North Island has to offer from one of its most extraordinary lodges.

1. The Landing 

Situated on a remarkable 1,000-acre Bay of Islands property, The Landing is a wine lovers’ paradise. To one side, sun-soaked vineyards extend as far as the eye can see. To another, the white sandy beachfront beckons. Nestled among the clifftops and stretches of countryside are four unique luxury lodges. Constructed from natural materials, each features a spacious, contemporary style that allows uninterrupted stunning views.

2. Huka Lodge 

Named after the hypnotic Huka Falls nearby, Taupo’s exclusive Huka Lodge contains an intimate 26 suites. At the main lodge, French doors open up to cooling breezes and birdsongs drifting above the Waikato River. Among the impeccably landscaped ground, you’ll find places to play pétanque, go for a swim or simply explore the majestic forest beauty surrounding you. Larger groups and families will find the Owner’s Cottage the epitome of luxury and comfort.

3. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Rugged cliffs give way to rolling pastures at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke’s Bay. Guests can enjoy scenic flights over Lake Taupo, clay bird shooting and horse riding, as well as extraordinary visits to the property’s 6,000-acre sheep farm or the world’s largest colony of gannet birds not far from the lodge. A bright and airy ambience, grounded with rustic details, characterize each remarkably well-appointed suite.

4. Wharekauhau Lodge

A spectacular view of the piercing blue Palliser Bay awaits from the grand Edwardian-style setting of Wharekauhau Lodge. This remote location is ideal for stargazing, strolling along the black sand beaches or cruising the coastline on ATVs. Whether you wish to stay in one of the cosy Cottage Suites or book the entire estate for an exclusive event, farm-to-table dining and the Hauora spa will enhance your sumptuous stay. 

Best Luxury Lodges of New Zealand’s South Island

If you’re still searching for the ideal destination, you may enjoy the iconic New Zealand sites and experiences of the South Island from the comfort of these luxury lodges.

5. The Falcon Brae Villa at Stonefly Lodge 

As the newest development at Stonefly Lodge, the palatial Falcon Brae Villa offers groups of up to 10 guests absolute privacy, luxurious comfort. Perched high on a hilltop overlooking three National Parks, the villa lends itself to secluded retreats under the stars amidst coastal and alpine surroundings. Daytime explorations to the region’s renowned wineries, art and craft studios and adventure-ready parklands offer endless possibilities.

6. Seascape at Annandale

Come face to face with the shimmering shores of the Pacific Ocean from the comfort of your own private bay retreat at Annandale. The Seascape luxury lodge is nestled within a rocky cliffside, uniting ultra-modern architecture with the enduring natural landscape. Farm-to-table cuisine, a crackling fireplace lounge and spacious outdoor spa make this undisturbed location the ideal couples’ retreat at any time of year.

7. Minaret Station Alpine Lodge 

Imagine sweeping mountain views at 3,000 feet, from a luxury lodge so secluded it’s accessible only by helicopter. That’s the level of privacy and exclusivity you can expect from Minaret Station. The Alpine Lodge consists of four spacious chalets, each with hot tubs and verandahs primed for relaxation. At the Mountain Kitchen, guests can indulge in paddock-to-plate cuisine sourced from the luxury lodge’s own 50,000-acre farm, as well as freshly picked ingredients from Central Otago’s basin.

8. Blanket Bay Lodge 

Blanket Bay Lodge is a jewel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu at the base of the snow-capped Richardson Mountains. From the main lodge to the private chalets, reclaimed New Zealand timber construction and stone fireplaces bring the outside in, contributing to a space with all the tradition and modernity expected of a luxury lodge. Cocktails and canapés are served in the picturesque Great Room but guests can escape to the Wine Cave for personalised tasting experiences. Jet boat safari cruises will bring you deep into the heart of this glacial wilderness.

Discover the Luxury Lodges of New Zealand With Touring Treasures

Whether you’re craving a couples’ retreat, a family-friendly New Zealand escape or a celebratory gathering with a dozen close friends, we can help you curate the ultimate luxury lodge experience. There are infinite ways to enjoy your stay, and Touring Treasures will work with you to develop a truly bespoke itinerary suited to whatever destination or day-to-day experience you desire. 

The first step in your unforgettable journey is a complimentary consultation. Contact us today to get started.