Luxury Accommodation New Zealand

Luxury accommodation New Zealand -  a selection of the best

If you are looking for luxury accommodation New Zealand read on.

New Zealand is has a fast growing reputation as an exceptional holiday destination.

Stunning scenery, an almost endless supply of invigorating activities, some of the world's best food and wines, and a seductive selection of luxury accommodation, all combine to make New Zealand a destination to remember.

The iconic Huka Lodge at Taupo - image courtesy Huka Lodge

A selection of the best luxury accommodation New Zealand

If you are looking for somewhere very special to stay, read on.

With so many quality lodges, B & B's, hotels, and motels in New Zealand, we decided to look for a selection that satisfied several specific requirements.

Firstly, they should be located in a setting which blows you away. Now New Zealand is never short of mouth watering scenery, but our selections had to be situated in locations where you can be at peace, and just take in the views.

Secondly, they had to have a blend of facilities and service that sets them above similar accommodation.

How did we make our selections?

All of our choices were, at the time of writing, rated as "Wonderful - 9+" on respected booking site Booking.com.

We also looked for a variety of locations, spread throughout the North and South Islands, located in some of the most picturesque parts of each island.

Whilst our selection is by no means exhaustive, it does represent a cross section of the very best available in luxury accommodation New Zealand.

We hope you enjoy reading about our choices, and that you are inspired to make a booking.



Some special North Island stays

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

Location: Matauri Bay, Northland

Distance from Auckland: 3.5 hours drive

Stunning hilltop location overlooking the ocean. Guests can enjoy the famous Kauri Cliffs Golf course, private beaches, infinity pool and spa pool, spa, fitness center and on site restaurant. Gourmet meals are provided and guests are free to make use of the extensive facilities on offer.

Click HERE for more information.

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

Huka Lodge

Location: Taupo, North Is.

Distance from Auckland: 3 hours drive

The iconic Huka Lodge sits proudly overlooking the mighty Waikato River. Offering almost unrivaled levels of service, Huka Lodge waits, ready to pamper you. The luxurious guest accommodation and facilities are the equal of anywhere in the world, and this multi award winning lodge should be high on your New Zealand bucket list.

For more information on Huka Lodge click HERE.

Huka Lodge

Eagles Nest

Location: Russell, Bay of Islands

Distance from Auckland: 3.5 hours drive

Sitting high on a ridgeline in the Bay of Islands, the Eagle's Nest villas offer guests a stunning base from which to explore the magic of the Bay of Islands. Spacious and self-contained these luxurious villas have everything to make you feel pampered. And all a short walk to the center of historic Russell.

Click HERE for more information on Eagle's Nest.

Eagles's Nest

Wharekauhau Country Estate

Location: Palliser Bay, Featherston

Distance from Wellington: 1.5 hours drive

Sitting on more than 5,000 acres of coast front land, this elegant estate has all of the necessary facilities for a stay to remember. Be pampered in the spa, take a dip in the covered pool, or simply relax in the extensive lounge and dining areas. The beachfront cottages feature spa bath and fireplace, and are classy and modern.

For more information on the Wharekauhau Country Estate click HERE.

Wharekauhau Country Estate

The Sanctuary at Bay of Islands

Location: Opua, Bay of Islands

Distance from Auckland: 3.5 hours drive

Relax in your suite, taking in the beautiful views over the stunning Bay of Islands. Relax on the large terrace or take a dip in the heated plunge pool. In the cooler months, sit back and enjoy the open fireplaces in the spacious lounge area. Or head out to Paihia, the region's main town, a mere 7 minute drive away.

Learn more about the Sanctuary Bay of Islands by clicking HERE.

The Sanctuary at Bay of Islands


A selection of South Island gems

Fiordland Lodge

Location: Te Anau, Fiordland

Distance from Queenstown: 2 hours drive

Local timber and stone grace the interior and exterior of Fiordland Lodge, a uniquely New Zealand paradise, set overlooking Lake Te Anau in Fiordland. Enjoy stunning views from your executive suite or traditional log cabin. Relax over drinks in the bar area and enjoy exquisite local cuisine and wines in the tranquil dining area. Explore the majesty of Fiordland on a series of activities with their expert guides.

To learn more about Fiordland Lodge click HERE.


Blanket Bay

Location: Glenorchy, Southern Lakes

Distance from Queenstown: 35 minutes drive

Located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Blanket Bay offers guests a stunning location. Expansive lounge areas and modern, comfortable accommodation combine to make this a place to remember. An extensive menu featuring local wines and ingredients is a feature.

To learn more about Blanket Bay click HERE.

Blanket Bay

Lakestone Lodge

Location: Lake Pukaki, Southern Alps

Distance from Christchurch: 3.5 hours drive

Stunning location. All en-suite guest overlook Mt Cook, Southern Alps and the shimmering turquoise waters of Lake Pukaki. It's "Dark Sky Reserve" location means that it's one of the world's best places to view the night sky. A paradise for those loving the outdoors.

For more information on Lakestone Lodge please click HERE.

Lakestone Lodge

The Heritage Hotel

Location: Christchurch central (Cathedral Square)

Distance from Christchurch: central Christchurch

The Heritage Hotel Christchurch is a listed building, and features thick stone walls and high ceilings, which add to the feeling of space. Featuring a heated indoor pool, spa and fitness centre, it has everything to ensure a relaxing stay. The self contained apartments are a wonderful base from which to explore Christchurch.

Click HERE for more information on the Heritage Christchurch.


Split Apple Lodge

Location: Kaiteriteri, Abel Tasman

Distance from Nelson: 1 hours drive

Relax on the sun terrace taking in the views of Tasman Bay and the Abel Tasman National Park.

Famous for it's stunning walks, arts and crafts, galleries and boutique wineries, there is never any shortage of activities in this beautiful region, located at the top of the South Island

To learn more about Split Apple Lodge click HERE.

Split Apple Lodge

The Hamptons B & B

Location: Kaikoura, north east coast

Distance from Christchurch: 3 hours drive

The Hamptons is located in the marine wonderland of Kaikoura. Across the road from the beach, and a two minute drive to the center of town, the location is ideal, and the views superb. Beautifully appointed rooms and free Wifi and breakfast make this a very special spot.

For more information on The Hamptons click HERE.

The Hamptons Kaikoura


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