Mountains and Skiing
From the grandeur of New Zealand’s alpine environment and its rolling green hills with the vivid colours 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 countryside, – 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 these lodges are within easy access to New Zealand’s Ruapehu region with its mountain walks and ski fields.
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 home to the renowned Pouakai crossing and home to the delightful, luxury boutique – Nice Hotel