Luxury Hotels and Lodges in New Zealand

Our portfolio of luxury accommodation in New Zealand has been hand-picked to showcase the huge range of styles throughout the country. From the ultimate luxury of some of New Zealand’s finest lodges to the wide choice of boutique hosted B&B’s, this is a destination full of hidden gems. So whether you’re a family looking for a villa or apartment close to the beach or a honeymooner looking to escape to a romantic hideaway, we can recommend the top locations and places to stay. And wherever you go, you’ll discover the best of New Zealand’s world-renowned food and wine too.

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Mahu Whenua

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

This exceptional hilltop retreat offers luxury and seclusion, gourmet New Zealand cuisine, unforgettable experiences and impeccable personalised service. It is set in 200 square miles of quintessential New Zealand beauty - amongst the soaring mountains of the Southern Alps, lush green forests and winding rivers - which you can explore on foot, by bike and by helicopter.

Best for: Seriously special, Adventure, Landscapes & Scenery, Private Groups

Helena Bay Lodge

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

Helena Bay is a member of Relais and Chateaux and was recognised by Conde Nast Traveller and Travel and Leisure as one of the best luxury hotels and it isn't surprising, with a treasure trove of natural wonders, private yacht and helicopter trips, a Michelin-starred restaurant and more.

Best for: Setting & Views, Luxury Hotel, Lodge, Off the Beaten Track

River Birches Lodge

Location: Coromandel & Waikato | New Zealand

River Birches Lodge is the closest luxury lodge to Tongariro National Park. A cedar-clad retreat right beside the famous and trout-thick Tongariro River, this architecturally-acclaimed lodge is all about understated luxury, from its stylish, east-meet-west décor to its peaceful garden setting. 

Best for: Walking & Trekking, Lodge, Peace & Quiet, Water activities

Fiordland Lodge

Location: Southland & The Fiords | New Zealand

Set in a World Heritage area, Fiordland Lodge is the perfect base from which to explore Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound and the surrounding Fiordland National Park.

Best for: Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature, Water activities, Walking & Trekking

Hamurana Lodge

Location: Coromandel & Waikato | New Zealand

Hamurana Lodge is a luxury hotel in Rotorua, on New Zealand’s North Island. Hamurana Lodge is the perfect base from which to explore it, with luxurious cottage-style accommodation, delicious food courtesy of local artisans, and a beautiful spa where you can enjoy treatments based on millennia-old Maori wisdom.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views, Peace & Quiet, Wildlife & Nature

Cavalli Beach House Retreat

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

The Cavalli Beach House Retreat is a stylish beachfront lodge situated on the Marlin Coast, in the north of the Bay of Islands. The hotel’s a great base for swimming, kayaking and diving, and walking through the coastal conservation reserve which surrounds the hotel. However, with delicious farm-to-table cuisine, beautiful views from your private balcony and a range of wellness treatments on offer, you’d be forgiven for never wanting to leave the resort.

Best for: Honeymoon, Private Groups, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality

Huntaway Lodge

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

Huntaway Lodge is a beautiful contemporary lodge, surrounded by verdant gardens and overlooking the ocean from its position high on a steep hill in the Bay of Islands.

Best for: Setting & Views, Beach, Service & Hospitality, Peace & Quiet

Abel Tasman Walk

Location: West Coast & Abel Tasman National Park | New Zealand

This 5-day walking package takes you on a series of hikes through the picturesque Abel Tasman National Park.

Best for: Setting & Views, Walking & Trekking, Beach, Eco-tourism

Split Apple Retreat

Location: West Coast & Abel Tasman National Park | New Zealand

Towering above Tasman Bay at the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, the stylish Split Apple Retreat commands stunning views over the Abel Tasman National Park.

Best for: Lodge, Setting & Views, Hideaway, Service & Hospitality

Lake Moeraki Wilderness Lodge

Location: West Coast & Abel Tasman National Park | New Zealand

Lake Moeraki Wilderness Lodge is a comfortable lodge hotel on the shores of Lake Moeraki, on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island.

Best for: Setting & Views, Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking

The Marlborough Lodge

Location: Marlborough & Nelson | New Zealand

Nestled in the heart of the South Island's iconic Marlborough wine region, The Marlborough Lodge is an elegant country estate set in 16 acres of beautiful vineyards and parkland, offering luxurious accommodation and gourmet cuisine, with some of New Zealand’s finest wines on the doorstep.

Best for: Service & Hospitality, Food & Wine, Walking & Trekking, Peace & Quiet

Minaret Station

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

Minaret Station is a collection of luxurious tented chalets in the Southern Alps of New Zealand’s South Island, surrounded by beautiful mountain wilderness. Minaret Station has a fleet of helicopters which provide unparalleled opportunities for heli skiing, mountain biking, and picnics, hikes and fishing in otherwise inaccessible locations.

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Seriously special, Walking & Trekking

Fiordland Jewel

Location: Southland & The Fiords | New Zealand

The Fiordland Jewel is a luxurious catamaran, and the best way to experience the beautiful wilderness of Fiordland in style.

Best for: Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature, Cruise, Off the Beaten Track

Hollyford Track Walk

Location: Southland & The Fiords | New Zealand

The Hollyford Track is one of New Zealand’s greatest walks, winding its way through the mountains, glaciers, rainforests and waterfalls of the majestic Fiordland National Park in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island.

Best for: Setting & Views, Walking & Trekking, Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature

Stewart Island Lodge

Location: Southland & The Fiords | New Zealand

Surrounded by large gardens filled with native birds, including the rare forest kaka and singing tui, the peaceful Stewart Island Lodge is an ornithologist’s paradise and most suited to those in search of the elusive kiwi.

Best for: Off the Beaten Track, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking, Water activities

Wanaka Haven

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

At the appropriately-named Wanaka Haven, you can enjoy luxurious accommodation, gourmet food and spectacular views over Wanaka, which, with its impressive lake and mountain backdrop, is one of the South Island's most beautiful spots.

Best for: Family-friendly, Eco-tourism, Food & Wine, Wildlife & Nature

Arthur's Pass Wilderness Lodge

Location: Christchurch, Kaikoura & Canterbury District | New Zealand

Arthur’s Pass Wilderness Lodge is a luxurious hotel on a working sheep farm near Arthur’s Pass, an area of rugged wilderness in the Southern Alps of New Zealand’s South Island. The lodge’s rustic-chic exterior, all wood, glass and corrugated iron, houses cosy and luxurious rooms which have beautiful views of the mountains and are the perfect base from which to explore your ruggedly photogenic surroundings.

Best for: Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking, Water activities

Lake Heron Station

Location: Christchurch, Kaikoura & Canterbury District | New Zealand

Lake Heron Station is a luxurious country hotel in a stunning setting in New Zealand’s High Country, surrounded by 19,600 hectares of mountains, glaciers, forests and valleys.

Best for: Setting & Views, Peace & Quiet, Family-friendly, Off the Beaten Track

Annandale

Location: Christchurch, Kaikoura & Canterbury District | New Zealand

A historic homestead anchored to the rugged edges of the South Island’s Banks Peninsula, Annandale is rural New Zealand at its best. Amble in private farmland, along kilometres of open coastline, or through the luxurious grounds surrounding this stunning property to get a real feel for countryside escapism.

Best for: Hideaway, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Wildlife & Nature

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses

Location: Christchurch, Kaikoura & Canterbury District | New Zealand

At Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses, stay in rooms and tree houses overlooking snow-capped mountains and deer-populated hills. Located on Kaikoura’s picturesque coast, swimming with dolphins and whale watching are popular activities in this corner of New Zealand’s scenic South Island.

Best for: Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature, Romantic, Seriously special

Manakau Lodge

Location: Christchurch, Kaikoura & Canterbury District | New Zealand

In acres of restful manuka groves, Manakau Lodge is a countryside retreat surrounded by alpine escarpments and snowy crests on New Zealand’s eastern seaboard. Make the most of the world-class marine excursions, or head in-land on a wilderness walk. The cosy ocean-view veranda is an idyllic place to stargaze and recline with glass of local wine.

Best for: Setting & Views, Hideaway, Romantic, Food & Wine

Otahuna Lodge

Location: Christchurch, Kaikoura & Canterbury District | New Zealand

Regarded as New Zealand’s largest private historic residence, Otahuna Lodge is housed inside a beguiling Victorian mansion. Bordered by ancient volcanoes and beautifully-tended gardens, indulge in gourmet New Zealand cuisine and while away afternoons strolling around the golden daffodil fields that surround the lodge.

Best for: Lodge, Setting & Views, Hideaway, Wildlife & Nature

The George

Location: Christchurch, Kaikoura & Canterbury District | New Zealand

A stylish boutique hotel in the heart of Christchurch, The George is perfectly situated to enjoy this charming city. Embellished with sleek, modern designs and custom-made furniture, you’ll love this urban sanctuary. Dine at the celebrated signature restaurant, Pescatore, and admire the panoramic views of Hagley Park and the River Avon below.

Best for: Chic Design, Boutique Hotel, City Hotel, Food & Wine

Curio Bay Boutique Accommodation

Location: Southland & The Fiords | New Zealand

Curio Bay Boutique Hotel is a quaint, rustic-style property found directly on the silky sands of Curio Bay. Step directly onto the beach from your studio’s terrace, and ogle at dolphins dancing in the distance.

Best for: Off the Beaten Track, Beach, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking

Fletcher Lodge

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

A charming turn-of-the century residence, Fletcher Lodge is a luxury complex located minutes from downtown Dunedin, perfectly placed to discover the township’s collection of cafes and restaurants as well as the beautiful backdrop beyond. Grandfather clocks, arched casement windows and old-fashioned furnishings help assemble an outpost of restrained elegance on New Zealand’s dramatic east coast.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, History & Heritage, Walking & Trekking

Kaimata Retreat

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

A stylish eco-lodge, Kaimata Retreat shares its stunning location with sea lions, penguins and even an albatross colony. Escape to the peace and quiet of this corner of the nature-filled Otago Peninsula, which offers endless pursuits for lovers of the great outdoors.

Best for: Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking, Peace & Quiet

Pen-y-Bryn

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

Set among a gorgeous rural backdrop on the southern boundary of historic Oamaru, Pen-y-Bryn Lodge is a quaint country guesthouse offering a warm home-from-home vibe. Hosts James and James invite you on a countryside getaway to indulge in organic, home-cooked cuisine, quality local wines and cosy log fireplaces.

Best for: Service & Hospitality, Food & Wine, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views

Sails Ashore

Location: Southland & The Fiords | New Zealand

Sails Ashore is a charming boutique B&B that serves as the perfect base to explore Stewart Island. Built with native Rimu Timbers, and run by friendly knowledgeable hosts Iris and Peter, we love the way you’re made to feel like a member of the family at this luxurious retreat.

Best for: Off the Beaten Track, Hideaway, Service & Hospitality, Boutique Hotel

Dock Bay Lodge

Location: Southland & The Fiords | New Zealand

Situated in the heart of the South Island’s peaceful countryside, Dock Bay Lodge offers charming luxury accommodation with a unique homely feel. Get to know your hosts over drinks and nibbles on the patio and experience true New Zealand hospitality.

Best for: Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking, Water activities

Fiordland Navigator

Location: Southland & The Fiords | New Zealand

Simply unforgettable, the overnight Fiordland Navigator provides you with a unique way of exploring some of Doubtful Sound’s most remote and untouched scenery. Sail through snow-topped mountain peaks and dolphin-populated waters on this stunning scenic cruise.

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Romantic, Wildlife & Nature

Bay of Many Coves Resort

Location: Marlborough & Nelson | New Zealand

Nestled amidst layers of verdant native bush, and overlooking glimmering turquoise waters, Bay of Many Coves Resort and Spa offers luxury accommodation in the pristine Marlborough Sounds. Relax and rejuvenate at the spa facilities, or satisfy your active side with some of the more adventurous water activities on offer.

Best for: Water activities, Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel

Bronte Country Estate

Location: Marlborough & Nelson | New Zealand

Family-run for generations, Bronte Country Estate is a contemporary collection of villas anchored to a headland in Nelson’s beautiful Bronte Peninsula. Reap the benefits of such a special setting and spend your days wending through private parkland and along golden shores; or supping on award-winning wines and the freshest seafood caught off the coast of New Zealand’s South Island.

Best for: Water activities, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views

Edenhouse

Location: Marlborough & Nelson | New Zealand

Edenhouse is an elegantly designed luxury lodge cloistered in the foothills of the Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Parks. Nestled in the serene Oricono Valley only a short drive from golden beaches, native bush, and pristine marine reserves, this rural retreat is ensconced in some of New Zealand’s greatest outdoors.

Best for: Peace & Quiet, Setting & Views, Hideaway, Luxury Hotel

Lake Timara Lodge

Location: Marlborough & Nelson | New Zealand

Standing in 25 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, Laka Timara Lodge is your home-away-from-home in Marlborough.  Its sweeping lawns are coloured with daffodil fields and rose gardens, while a five-acre man-made lake and a neighbouring arboretum add to the grounds’ English countryside feel. Pair this beautiful setting with delicious food and wines for the perfect escape in New Zealand.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Hideaway, Food & Wine, Wildlife & Nature

Tin Tub Luxury Lodge

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

This inviting lodge is enveloped by astounding natural surroundings near Wanaka town, affording picturesque views of the pristine lake and mountains. The style of Tin Tub is relaxed and traditional, with stone and wood features, indoor and outdoor fireplaces; while luxurious facilities like the heated outdoor pool make it all the more irresistible.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Lodge, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track

Stonefly Lodge

Location: West Coast & Abel Tasman National Park | New Zealand

Resting on the banks of the Motueka River, Stonefly Lodge is a peaceful eco-property nestled between a collection of National Parks. Thanks to an abundance of trout fishing rivers flowing through its terrain, the lodge is a renowned fly-fishing mecca, or makes the perfect base for exploring the glacial lakes and craggy peaks of Abel Tasman National Park.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking

The Peppertree

Location: Marlborough & Nelson | New Zealand

The Peppertree is a turn-of-the-century villa planted among a peacemaking landscape of olive groves and orchards on New Zealand’s South Island. Stately and refined, this luxury escape blends 21st-century comfort with timeless elegance, and benefits from being set in the country’s premier winemaking region of Marlborough.

Best for: Setting & Views, Romantic, Food & Wine, Wildlife & Nature

The Resurgence

Location: West Coast & Abel Tasman National Park | New Zealand

Peaceful, private and picturesque, The Resurgence luxury eco-lodge is located right in the heart of Abel Tasman National Park. Surrounded by the sounds of nature and abundant flora and fauna, its idyllic setting is perfect if you want to relax, rejuvenate and forget about those modern-day stresses.

Best for: Setting & Views, Hideaway, Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature

Delamore Lodge

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

Moulded into the hillside at Owhanke Bay; Delaware Lodge hovers above glistening waters and isolated beaches. The intricate design of this boutique guesthouse resembles a traditional Maori fish hook, built around a quaint courtyard with tropical rock pools and a mini waterfall.  You’ll find yourself completely unravelling here, switching off from the outside world as you relax in the beauty of this tranquil landscape.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views, Hideaway

Hotel DeBrett

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

This modern boutique hideaway is nestled in a labyrinth of Auckland’s fashion and art-filled alleyways. A fabulous blend of old and new, Hotel DeBrett’s intimate, individually designed rooms are kitted out with Kiwi collectables and retro interiors, which reflect its status as one of Auckland’s oldest hotels.

Best for: Chic Design, Boutique Hotel, City Hotel, Cultural Immersion

Seafields

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

A rural retreat set against New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf, Seafields is an intimate hideaway that blends blissful tranquillity with modern comforts and personalised hospitality. Feel right at home reclining on a sun-soaked terrace, kayaking off the coast, or taking a barefoot walk through landscaped lawns rolling to the foreshore.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views

Skycity Grand

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

Situated at the base of the iconic Sky Tower in the heart of Auckland’s bustling business district, the magnificent Skycity Grand Hotel occupies an exclusive position next to a heap of the city’s main attractions and eateries. Shop till you drop in the nearby designer shopping precincts and chic markets, or experience the city’s trendiest nightlife scene; it’s all about luxury and location at the Skycity Grand.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, City Hotel, Setting & Views

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

French chic meets New Zealand elegance at the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour. Luxurious and contemporary, the hotel is located in the heart of the city’s maritime district and features breathtaking views of the nearby shimmering Waitemata Harbour.

Best for: Family-friendly, City Hotel, Setting & Views, Food & Wine

Takatu Lodge & Vineyard

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

Capture the essence of artisan New Zealand at Takatu Lodge & Vineyard. This countryside retreat is situated at the entrance to the breathtaking Takatu Peninsula, in the heart of the winelands, and offers sweeping vistas out to sea. With the natural wood and stone architecture complementing the environment, blend into your surroundings while savouring fine artisan produce and delicious home-grown wines.

Best for: Chic Design, Lodge, Setting & Views, Hideaway

The Boatshed

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

Situated above the glittering waters of Little Oneroa Beach, The Boatshed is a luxurious boutique retreat with a nautical flavour. It’s the little things at The Boatshed that make it special, from the personable service to the overflowing sweet jar in your room. All that’s left to do is soak up the Island’s restful way of life, and spend afternoons daydreaming on the beach.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality, Honeymoon

Peppers Bluewater Resort

Location: Christchurch, Kaikoura & Canterbury District | New Zealand

Bordered by the beautiful Southern Alps and the glimmering shores of Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort offers luxurious accommodation in the stunning Mackenzie Basin. Forget the usual hustle and bustle associated with large hotels - instead, escape to the peace and quiet at this Peppers retreat.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Walking & Trekking

970 Lonely Bay

Location: Coromandel & Waikato | New Zealand

The Pacific Ocean, golden coastlines, and well-manicured gardens provide the backdrop to 970 Lonely Bay, which offers luxurious accommodation in the picturesque Cooks Beach Whitianga area. Enjoy the home away from home experience here with the warm, personal service that only a small boutique retreat could provide.

Best for: Setting & Views, Beach, Hideaway, Service & Hospitality

Breckenridge Lodge

Location: Hawke's Bay | New Zealand

Surrounded by rolling vineyards and verdant orchards filled with sculptures and artwork by local artists, it’s hard to believe that you’re only a short distance from the main attractions in Hawke’s Bay. Refresh and revitalise yourself at this stunning eco-lodge, where everything, including the retreat’s shampoo, is organically grown on-site.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Lodge, Setting & Views, Food & Wine

Glen Aros Country Estate

Location: Hawke's Bay | New Zealand

Glen Aros is a colonial country estate set in a picturesque and delightfully secluded location in Raukawa Valley along the North Island’s east coast. Stroll through its meticulously manicured gardens and laze on the broad whitewashed verandas to savour the stunning surrounding landscape of Hawke’s Bay.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Hideaway, Romantic

McHardy Lodge

Location: Hawke's Bay | New Zealand

Housed inside a beautifully restored 1800s residence, McHardy Lodge is a welcoming home-from-home guesthouse in an attractive cul-de-sac on Napier Hill. As you peer out over the mountains and the Pacific Ocean, let hostess Yvonne spoil you with her delicious home-made breakfasts and a bank of insider knowledge about Napier.

Best for: Guesthouse or Inn, Service & Hospitality, Peace & Quiet, Food & Wine

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Location: Hawke's Bay | New Zealand

Situated on a 6,000-acre working sheep and cattle farm, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers offers luxury accommodation in New Zealand’s exclusive Hawke’s Bay wine region. Drive, chip and putt to your heart’s content at the Tom Doak-designed golf course, or indulge in a luxurious spa treatment at Cape Kidnappers, also a member of the distinguished Relais & Chateaux group.

Best for: Setting & Views, Hideaway, Service & Hospitality, Seriously special

Azur Lodge

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

Surrounded by some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery, Azur Lodge offers guests a panoramic backdrop of Lake Wakatipu and the snow-tipped Remarkables mountains. Secluded on a private hillside, this boutique is just a quick drive from the lively centre of Queenstown and its cluster of trendy restaurants and bars.

Best for: Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking, Water activities

Blanket Bay Lodge

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

Unwind among the peaceful alpine scenery that surrounds Blanket Bay Lodge, situated on the northern rim of picturesque Lake Wakatipu. Encased by incredible scenery, you’ll find yourself perfectly located for getting out and discovering New Zealand’s famous outdoors.

Best for: Setting & Views, Food & Wine, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking

Eichardt's Private Hotel

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

An elegant 19th-century homestead set on the banks of Lake Wakatipu, Eichardt's Private Hotel wows guests with inimitable luxury, sophisticated style, and dramatic mountain vistas. A town-centre location puts the charming cafe and restaurant precinct right on your doorstep, as well as all you’ll need to make the most of New Zealand’s capital of adrenalin-fuelled fun.

Best for: Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking, Water activities

Matakauri Lodge

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

Matakauri Lodge sits on the quiet alpine outskirts of New Zealand’s adventure capital, teetering above the northern banks of Lake Wakatipu. With gourmet canapés and a personalised concierge, indulge in an exceptional luxury-lodge experience amid the incomparable setting of Queenstown’s mountain surrounds.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Lodge, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

One of New Zealand’s most prestigious hotels, the Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa lies close to the picturesque Lake Wakatipu. Here you can expect plenty of glitz and glamour, with an added touch of French sophistication.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Spa & Wellness

The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

Surrounded by calm waters and swathes of alpine groves, The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments is located right on the edge of Lake Wakatipu, only a short distance from Queenstown’s centre. Revitalise your senses with a hot stone body wrap in your room, before star-gazing at the hotel’s observatory.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Food & Wine

The Spire

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

A unique design accented by retro furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and unfussy spaces secures The Spire as one of Queenstown’s premier luxury lodges. Its town-centre address means you’re ideally located to relish in the action, adventure and serenity hidden among the alpine surrounds.

Best for: Honeymoon, Chic Design, City Hotel, Food & Wine

Whare Kea Lodge

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

Standing lakeside in sight of Mt. Aspiring National Park, Whare Kea Lodge in Wanaka is picturesquely framed by the kind of landscape New Zealand is famed for. Intimate, luxurious, and relaxed, this hotel’s atmosphere exemplifies the impeccable lodge experience, and the friendly personalised staff pulls out all the stops to ensure an unforgettable stay among unimaginable surroundings.

Best for: Setting & Views, Food & Wine, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking

Acacia Cliffs Lodge

Location: Coromandel & Waikato | New Zealand

With its triangular form and glass fronted exterior, Acacia Cliffs Lodge is carefully designed to maximise its incredible surroundings. Perching above the glistening waters of Lake Taupo and the verdant cliffs, this tranquil setting will put you completely at ease, while Rick and Linda’s attentive hosting will make you feel truly at home.

Best for: Chic Design, Setting & Views, Hideaway, Service & Hospitality

Huka Lodge

Location: Coromandel & Waikato | New Zealand

Perching on the banks of the Waikato River, Huka Lodge sits among its own verdant lawns, enveloped in private manicured gardens and a peaceful leafy backdrop. Founded in the 1920s, this historic residence was originally built as a luxurious fishing lodge, and has been graced by a number of famous faces over the decades – including the Queen of England, Bill Gates and Rupert Murdoch.

Best for: Service & Hospitality, Peace & Quiet, Romantic, Seriously special

Koura Lodge

Location: Coromandel & Waikato | New Zealand

Located on the southern shore of Lake Rotorua, this tranquil boutique B&B is a perfect base for exploring New Zealand’s Maori culture and wondrous topography. All rooms have stunning views of the lake, where you can swim, kayak or catch a sea plane from Koura Lodge’s private jetty.

Best for: Setting & Views, Cultural Immersion, Wildlife & Nature, Off the Beaten Track

Peppers on the Point

Location: Coromandel & Waikato | New Zealand

Located in Rotorua, the heart of New Zealand’s Maori scene, Peppers on the Point is a luxurious base for exploring this cultural corner. Set amidst an active geothermal landscape of bubbling mud pools and natural thermal springs, you can relax and unwind at this 1930s lakeside retreat.

Best for: Lodge, Setting & Views, Hideaway, Peace & Quiet

Solitaire Lodge

Location: Coromandel & Waikato | New Zealand

Indulge in watery paradise at Solitaire Lodge, set on a private peninsula on the banks of Lake Tarawera. Jutting out into the aqua-blue bay, this secluded bank is blanketed by verdant foliage and rolling green lawns. Soak up the incredible setting from a remote terrace, or explore the waters via the lodge’s private lake jetty.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Lodge, Setting & Views, Hideaway

Treetops Lodge & Estate

Location: Coromandel & Waikato | New Zealand

Nestled among the striking landscape of the Rotorua countryside, Treetops Lodge hovers among dense native forest, tree-lined valleys and cascading waterfalls. Resembling a traditional country lodge, relax in its stylish timber and stone decor, where hunting souvenirs embellish the walls and roaring log fires warm the interior.

Best for: Food & Wine, Wildlife & Nature, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel

Eagles Nest

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

Located atop a private peninsula with views overlooking the beautiful Bay of Islands, the stylish accommodation at Eagles Nest sits within its own stunning 75-acre estate. Designed with luxury in mind, infinity pools, secluded beaches, personal chefs and even a Porsche are at your disposal throughout a relaxing stay at this boutique retreat.

Best for: Seriously special, Setting & Views, Private Groups, Chic Design

Flagstaff Lodge & Day Spa

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

Nestled in the heart of New Zealand’s Bay of Islands, this modernised 100 year-old villa provides luxury accommodation in the charming historic seaside town of Russell. Rejuvenate yourself at Flagstaff Lodge with owners Ruth and Jessie’s homely hospitality and delicious gourmet breakfasts, before indulging in a relaxing treatment at the adjoining Day Spa.

Best for: Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views, Peace & Quiet, Spa & Wellness

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

A spectacular guesthouse on the cliff tops in the Bay of Islands, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs stands proudly within its own six thousand-acres, while the Pacific Ocean glistens ahead. In this wonderfully remote setting, you’ll unearth three secluded swimming beaches and a Par 72 championship golf course, ranked number 18 in the world.

Best for: Setting & Views, Beach, Luxury Hotel, Spa & Wellness

Waipoua Lodge

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

The award-winning, historic Waipoua Lodge is nestled on a ridge overlooking Waipoua Forest, which is home to ancient kauri trees. This attractive lodge is swathed by magnificent natural beauty. Relax beneath the uninterrupted night skies in this tranquil setting.

Best for: Setting & Views, Hideaway, Peace & Quiet, Eco-tourism

Aylstone Boutique Retreat

Location: Wellington & Wairarapa | New Zealand

A tranquil escape for the wine and food enthusiast, Aylstone Boutique Retreat stands proudly amid the scenic Pinot Noir vineyards of Martinborough. Offering sophisticated French ambience, the terraces and gardens of this chateaux peer through olive groves and vineyards from where you can savour the saw’s-edge horizon of the mountain surrounds.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views, Hideaway, Peace & Quiet

Bolton Hotel

Location: Wellington & Wairarapa | New Zealand

The only luxury boutique hotel in the city, The Bolton is a little piece of luxury in the centre of Wellington. With comfortable rooms, friendly service and a great location, The Bolton is a perfect base for exploring the city.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, City Hotel, Service & Hospitality

Greenmantle Estate

Location: Wellington & Wairarapa | New Zealand

Enveloped by colourful foliage and manicured lawns, the Greenmantle Estate is a luxurious lodge that hugs the exceptional Kapiti Coast. If you’re looking for a country retreat outside the bustle of Wellington, then this is your place. Discover the famed bird life along the wild coast, sample some of the finest wines in New Zealand, and make friends at pre-dinner canapés and communal dinner party-style meals.

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Hideaway, Food & Wine

Museum Art Hotel

Location: Wellington & Wairarapa | New Zealand

Museum Art Hotel is a city-centre boutique with a charmingly quirky edge. An august lobby laden with one-off sculptures, grand portraits, and striking chandeliers welcomes guests to a contemporary Wellington address equal parts luxury hotel and alternative art house. Set just an easy walk to downtown and the harbour front, you’re ideally positioned to explore New Zealand’s cool capital city.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Boutique Hotel, City Hotel

Peppers Parehua

Location: Wellington & Wairarapa | New Zealand

Set against a rural backdrop of rolling pastures, manicured gardens and endless vineyards, Peppers Parehua gazes out towards the stunning Tararua Ranges. Stay in a luxuriously-appointed cottage and experience some of New Zealand’s finest food and wine in a picturesque countryside setting.

Best for: Chic Design, Setting & Views, Hideaway, Food & Wine

Wharekauhau Lodge

Location: Wellington & Wairarapa | New Zealand

Experience rural New Zealand at this 5,500 acre working sheep and cattle farm.  Set on the dramatic Wairarapa coastline, this rustic homestead captures an essence of its heritage, with majestic antiques that reflect its Edwardian roots. Enjoy rugged landscapes, hearty country fare, fine wines and great company at this fabulous country retreat.

Best for: Lodge, Setting & Views, Hideaway, Food & Wine

Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Location: West Coast & Abel Tasman National Park | New Zealand

Thanks to its innovative sustainable ethos, Te Waonui Forest Retreat is the perfect combination of luxury accommodation and environmental awareness. The hotel’s sleek facade blends seamlessly into its natural surroundings: a misty temperate rainforest bordered by the Southern Alps.

Best for: Chic Design, Setting & Views, Hideaway, Eco-tourism

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