Luxury Lodges in New Zealand with Elegant Resorts
Whilst New Zealand is all about the great outdoors, it also has an impressive selection of boutique lodges, historic farm estates and beautifully manicured hotel and golf resorts to perfectly complement its dramatic scenery. Travellers are expertly wooed within welcoming homesteads, private cottages and extravagant, exclusive boltholes. Wherever you choose to stay, it will no doubt sit in perfect harmony with its surrounding landscape – most likely built from local timber and stone and set within the foothills of the Remarkables ranges, aside luminous Lake Wakatipu, amongst alpine splendour or overlooking fabulous Fjordland. From the seductive ocean seascape at stylish Eagles Nest in the Bay of Islands, to the immaculate greens of the championship golf course at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, the north island offers a compelling scenic menu of never-ending beaches, forested canopies and river settings. Guests at the iconic Huka Lodge, for example, are spoilt with superb fly-fishing by day and sumptuous dining by night, whilst visitors to Palliser Bay can join a working farm by day and enjoy the historic charms of a grand Edwardian lodge at their leisure.
New Zealand’s South Island is blessed with awe-inspiring scenery and is home to incredible mountain lodges, such as lofty Minaret Station, and serene lakeside retreats, such as captivating Blanket Bay and world-renowned Eichardt’s Private Hotel. Boasting outdoor attractions such as guided hikes, lake cruises, horse trails, scenic helicopter tours and heli-skiing (in winter), there is a wealth of experiences to enjoy before returning to the privacy of a boutique retreat, for an indulgent culinary treat. Such divine a la Carte dining is an integral part of most lodge stays — created from expertly sourced fresh local ingredients, guests can savour zesty local wines that are perfectly paired with delicious local fare, such as Milford Sound Crayfish. Whilst the thrill of outdoor adventure may constantly beckon in New Zealand, the delectable cuisine, personalised service and generously sized suites will only serve to further enhance your stay in this spectacular country.