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Nature and Wildlife

New Zealand is renowned for its natural beauty and dramatic landscapes, all within easy reach of our collection of boutique lodges, hotels and villas. Magnificent unspoiled beaches, spectacular live volcanoes, boiling mud pools and beautiful national parks with soaring mountain peaks.

Swim with dolphins, view the whales, laugh at the antics of our native Kea. Watch little blue penguins rafting home to their nests, yellow-eyed penguins, and fur seals. And listen to the birdsong in the wilderness of New Zealand’s West Coast.

Cloud 9 Luxury Villa Russell

Cloud 9 Luxury Villa - russell

Cloud 9 Luxury Villa is located in the beautiful Bay of Islands where you can swim with Dolphins and cruise in search of whales

Arcadia Lodge-16

Arcadia Lodge - RUSSEL

Overlooking the pretty bay with bobbing yachts at anchor. This heritage lodge just a short walk to the pier at Russell - take an yacht tour out to the beautiful Bay of Islands - spot dolphins.

970 Lonely Bay Gardens and Lodge 500x500


An easy stroll across the gardens takes you to Cooks Beach and Lonely Bay. Arrange a day out on the Marine Reserve and spot dolphins, fish and maybe a whale


Choose to spread your wings and enjoy all the space in this beautiful self-contained villa. Just a 10 minute walk to Cooks Beach and a short drive to Hahei with the marine reserve and Cathedral Cove nearby

The Point Villas Lake Taupo

Overlooking New Zealand''s largest lake - Taupo and set amongst beautiful established gardens. This region is renowned for its thermal pools, Huka Falls and geothermal activity.

Acacia Cliffs Lodge Taupo

Acacia Cliffs Lodge

Acacia Cliffs Lodge overlooking Lake Taupo in the heart of New Zealand’s volcanic plateau. Hidden geothermal wonders and the renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Hawthorne House

In the heart of the beautiful Hawke's Bay countryside, this is a superb spot to get out and explore. Hike Te Mata Peak for expansive views of the region. Visit the Gannet Colony and get up close and personal with these amazing birds

Maruia River Retreat Tasman

Maruia River Retreat

Imagine - a pristine beech forest, a beautiful flowing river and then layer it with Yoga, saunas, massage and a hot stoked tub. Your own private villa overlooks the forest and river


Rimu Lodge on New Zealand’s West Coast where you’ll visit the famous Punakaiki Rocks, view spectacular coastal scenery, and, when driving through Arthur’s Pass the funny entertaining Kea

Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat Pukaki Observatory Stargazing

Mt Cook Lakeside retreat

Overlooking the azur blue waters of Lake Pukaki this luxury retreat is set in the heart of the Aoraki International Dark Skies reserve.

Pen-y-bryn Lodge Oamaru


Pen-y-bryn Lodge Oamaru and the Waitaki District a nature-lover’s paradise. Home to two special penguin species – The Little Blue Penguin and the Yellow-Eyed Penguin

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