Beaches & Lakes

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Experience the uniqueness of New Zealand’s beaches, lakes, rivers, fishing, kayaking, swimming, boating, diving and snorkelling. A glass of wine lakeside, or overlooking the waters of our Gulf islands or on the beach in one of our beautiful national parks.


Our Water collection features properties that offer immediate water access either for swimming, fishing, sailing, kayaking or for just relaxing with a good book and good wine. All are easily accessible from the main cities and airports and are set in peaceful surroundings with magnificent water views.


Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat – imagine spectacular views over the turquoise blue waters of Lake Pukaki and beyond to the majestic vista of Aoraki-Mt Cook. The luxurious Ashley Mackenzie Villa is Exclusively Yours and accommodates up to 4 guests. The Fantail Spa is the perfect place to relax and the Pukaki Observatory offers the chance to view the stunning night sky in this Dark Skies region.



Bronte Country Estate located in Mapua near Nelson sits in private, park-like grounds overlooking the Waimea Estuary. Take a kayak out on the estuary or sit on the shore watching the wading birds. World renowned Abel Tasman National Park is just a 40-minute drive from your accommodation.


Acacia Cliffs Lodge – this stunning contemporary designed luxury lodge sits on the hillside overlooking Lake Taupo. Spacious chic suites have floor to ceiling windows with views to the lake and the mountains beyond. Gourmet cuisine created by chef to be enjoyed with new friends indoors or out on a beautiful evening overlooking the lake.


The Point Villas – the luxurious Point Villas are located in the gated Whakamoenga Point estate on the edge of the blue waters of Lake Taupo.  Spacious and elegant, featuring living areas with expanses of glass opening to wide decks and your own private pool – tempting one to relax on the sun loungers overlooking the lake.  Surrounded by native bush and exotic plantings yet offering spectacular lake and mountain views.


Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel & Spa – right on the edge of Lake Rotorua, this luxurious boutique hotel has its own jetty and helipad. Eight luxury guest rooms each with a view of the pool or lake. Take a cruise on Lake Rotorua or take a heli-flight and land on the edge of Mt Tarawera. Return to a relaxing spa treatment before dining at the hotel or in their nearby restaurant 


970 Lonely Bay – Just imagine. A boutique luxury lodge nestled in New Zealand native bush close to stunning Cooks Beach and the white sands of Lonely Bay. Bush walks offering fabulous views to Mercury Bay. Or take a quick drive to Hot Water Beach, dig a hot pool and relax. take an exciting tour to visit the marine reserve near Cathedral Cove. Simply – relax.


Sand between your toes luxury  –  The Boatshed  on Waiheke Island, 35 minutes by ferry from Auckland brings together chic accommodation and fantastic beaches with a sophisticated mix of vineyards, coastal walks, and alfresco restaurants. A little slice of bohemian life!


The Beach House – Kawau Island – boutique beach house, barefoot chic accommodation right on the edge of pristine Vivian Bay. A backdrop of native trees, birdsong and exquisite cuisine awaits.  Fly in by seaplane or arrive by water taxi – sublime night skies await.


Huntaway Lodge – Perched on a hillside with wide balcony decks overlooking pristine bays on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and out to the Cavalli Islands beyond. This contemporary style Lodge and  Retreat is a haven of peace and tranquility


Cloud9 – a stunning luxury villa nestled in a gated community just minutes from Russell township. Breathtaking views from every room out to the Bay of Islands and beyond to the Pacific Ocean. Imagine – your own private infinity pool and spa. A BBQ on the deck and spacious living in the privacy of your own hideaway.


Tin Tub Luxury Lodge

Tin Tub Luxury Lodge – Wanaka

Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat – South Canterbury Mt Cook

Bronte - Te Koi Villa

Bronte Country Estate Nelson

Acacia Cliffs Lodge - views across Lake Taupo

Acacia Cliffs Lodge – Lake Taupo

The Point Villas - Lake Taupo

The Point Villas – Lake Taupo

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Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel & Spa – Lake Rotorua


970 Lonely Bay – Coromandel Peninsula

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The Boatshed – Waiheke Island

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The Beach House – Kawau Island

Cloud 9 -8 dining with a view

Cloud 9 Luxury Villa – Russell Bay of Islands