Swimming, kayaking, diving, walking along a deserted beach at sunset, playing golf at world renowned courses, trout fishing, watching the penguins and other wildlife, or just relaxing with an alfresco lunch at one of the many stunning wineries which you will find throughout New Zealand.
Our little country downunder is packed full of interesting places to see and things to do and Boutique Hotels & Lodges brings you a collection of luxury boutique properties in which to relax and enjoy. All offer complimentary wi-fi, many offer superb cuisine and all have fantastic hosts.
Follow the road north to Kerikeri and head east to Huntaway Lodge at Te Ngaere Bay – this contemporary lodge is barefoot luxury with stunning sea views and gorgeous golden bays – www.huntawaylodgenz.com
Take a Ferry from downtown Auckland or a helicopter transfer directly from Auckland International airport to Waiheke Island – the New York times list of top places to go in 2013. Relax a few days at The Boatshed, a hip luxury hotel set above the sun-drenched bay of Oneroa. Take a mini-moke for a tour of the island and return to a romantic dinner overlooking the ocean – www.boatshed.co.nz
Drive South to New Zealand’s largest lake – Lake Taupo. We can show you two luxury lodges at Lake Taupo.
Play golf at world-renowned courses, walk the famous Tongariro Mountain Crossing, go heli-fishing, fly over volcanic craters
You choose – Acacia Cliffs Lodge – think chic boutique – designer decor, fabulous hosts and divine cuisine. Fabulous lake and mountain views – www.acaciacliffslodge.co.nz
A two hour drive east takes you to one of New Zealand’s iconic wine growing regions. Nestled in the beautiful countryside is the luxurious Glen Aros Country Estate; Michelin experienced on-site Chef, Wine library, golf courses nearby and helicopter landing pad for those who wish to arrive in style. Enjoy wine tasting during a personalised tour of local vineyards, or a safari to Cape Kidnappers, home to colonies of gannets. Relax and enjoy world class cuisine in the evening – www.glenaros.co.nz
And that’s just North Island…. next month we’ll take you on a tour of South Island.