Mountains and Skiing

Lake Pukaki - Aoraki Mt Cook


From the grandeur of New Zealand’s alpine environment and its rolling green hills with the vivid colors that our international tourists talk about, through to the fascinating world of volcanos – live or extinct that are a distinct feature of New Zealand’s topography – all are accessible from our collection of hotels and lodges.


Snow sports, summer climbing, mountain biking or simply walking through some of our beautiful country – our  climbing, mountain biking or tramping – our boutique collection of  lodges, hotels and villas offer a haven at the end of the day.


Fresh clean air where you can see for miles with simply stunning views


The North Island is home to the volcanic plateau featuring three mountains –  Mt. Ruapehu, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro. 


Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s largest lake and the location of two luxury lodges and villas

Both Acacia Cliffs Lodge and The Point Villas offer stunning lake and mountain views.

Maori Legend tells us the Ruapehu, the beautiful maid, was married to Taranaki. One day, while her husband was away hunting she was wooed and won by Tongariro. When Taranaki returned at the end of the day he surprised the guilty pair. A battle ensued in which Taranaki was defeated and retreated towards the west coast carving out the Wanganui River as he went. (An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand)


The coastal city of New Plymouth is located near Mt Taranaki and home to the delightful, luxury boutique – Nice Hotel

Acacia Cliffs Lodge Point Villas-small (1) Nice Hotel room with balcony reduced size

The South Island, home to several mountain ranges offers accommodation in 


Manakau Lodge is nestled in the foothills of the Kaikoura Mountain Range


Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat – overlooks Lake Pukaki and beyond to the majestic Aoraki-Mt Cook


Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel nearby Coronet Peak and The Remarkables Mountain range

Lime Tree Lodge – in a country setting just outside Wanaka with stunning mountain views