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Helena Bay Lodge

New Zealand’s North Island, New Zealand


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Luxury Holidays At Helena Bay Lodge

Set amidst two miles of pristine coastline and four private beaches, Helena Bay Lodge is a blissfully intimate retreat. With stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, the huge estate is an ideal base to enjoy the unspoilt nature of New Zealand, in a setting of pure luxury. Built with modern materials, the building has fragments of ancient coral and crustacean shells captured within the stone, carefully created as part of the magnificent coastline. The spacious property hosts only five couples for an intimate and tranquil escape. An exquisite fusion of Maori and European style, the lodge is elegantly designed and adorned with eclectic art collected from the owner’s world travels, complimenting the lavish property.

The outdoor firepit and communal barbecue area offer the perfect spot from which to enjoy the sunset, whilst the days can be spent relaxing on the private beaches with a picnic, soaking up the sun on the poolside terrace or taking advantage of the array of activities provided that ensure a fulfilling and unforgettable visit to New Zealand.

  • Type: Boutique Hotel
  • Summary: An intimate lodge amid wild coastline
  • Feature: Complimentary kayak and ranger hire to explore the region
  • Rooms: Five suites
  • Star rating: Member of 'Relais & Châteaux'
  • Nearest airport: Whangarei Airport
Helena Bay Lodge Aerial View
Location and transfer

Approximately a 50 minute drive from Whangarei Airport by private car transfer; alternatively a 45 minute helicopter flight on the lodge's private helicopter from Auckland International Airport.


Named after New Zealand’s native birds, each of the five lavish suites offer a tranquil and secluded escape. With expansive balconies overlooking Helena Bay Beach and the ocean beyond, the spectacular views can be enjoyed with the binoculars provided- ideal to view the birdlife, whales and pods of dolphins across the bay. Handmade linens sourced from Europe are laid over the sumptuous super king beds, whilst mosaic tiled bathrooms feature Molton Brown amenities and Swiss guest robes. The TV’s provide a complimentary movie channel and Netflix, whilst the mini bar facilities include a Nespresso machine.

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  • Size: 75m²
  • Room View: Ocean
  • Facilities: Named Tui, Kea and Hihi, these luxurious suites are elegantly appointed with spectacular views from the private terraces.
   Villa Suite:expand_more
  • Size: 135m²
  • Room View: Ocean
  • Facilities: Named Kiwi and Kotare, these magnificent suites include a spacious separate living room with a log burning fireplace.

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Hotel Experiences

The estate offers an abundance of activities to delve into the natural delights of Northland to ensure an unforgettable experience. Polaris 4WD Rangers are available to visit some of the private beaches and explore the 800 acres of New Zealand bush, with many tracks excellent for mountain biking. Kayaks and paddleboards also provide the opportunity to explore Helena Bay from its fascinating coastline. Guided tours of the onsite farm include feeding the goats and donkeys, whilst learning about the property’s sustainability amid breath taking views. Bespoke helicopter tours are available on request to showcase New Zealand’s scenery and explore the highlights of Northland, including Cape Reinga, Paihia and a unique view of the iconic ‘Hole in the Rock’- Motu Kokako. Helena Bay’s luxury vessel is perfect for exploring the coastline and enjoying the fishing opportunities, as well as whale and dolphin encounters.

Dining & Gourmet

Helena Bay’s Head Chef Michele Martino hails from Michelin starred ‘Ristorante Don Alfonso 1890’, in southern Italy, bringing an exquisite fine dining experience to New Zealand’s Northland. Offering an ‘estate to plate’ philosophy, the daily menus celebrate the organic ingredients of Helena Bay: the fruit, vegetables and herbs are homegrown, whilst the meat is sourced from the on-site farm, creating fresh gourmet dishes. The outstanding wine cellar houses over 2000 bottles of carefully selected New Zealand wine, which served by the Wine Manager, are the perfect companions to this fine dining experience. A choice of venue creates unique culinary events- guests can choose from glass fronted dining areas with stunning views, the beautiful terrace, candlelit meals by log fires or picnic on the private beaches.

Spa Attraction

Constructed to reflect the character of a traditional Russian bathhouse, the spa at Helena Bay Lodge is exquisite: decorated with over a million mosaic tiles imported from Italy for an indulgent, relaxing setting. Personalised massage treatments are designed to achieve optimal results for each guest, using a combination of a range of therapies. Formed purely from European medicinal plants, the spa uses a carefully selected range of PHARMOS NATUR products, for the ultimate relaxation and luxury. The fantastic spa also features a dry sauna, steam room, plunge pool and relaxation room- all available for guest use. A gym and 25 meter, outdoor heated pool complete the sublime spa experience at Helena Bay Lodge.


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