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The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs – Bay of Islands

Set on 6,000 acres near the Bay of Islands in Northland, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs affords spectacular 180 degree views of the Championship Golf Course and Pacific Ocean. Cape Brett and the offshore Cavalli Islands are part of the panorama which can be viewed from the verandas, lounge and dining room.

The main lodge consists of a spacious beamed living room, meeting room, card room, fitness centre, spa and small computer room. Gourmet a la carte dining is available in the main dining room or on the verandas. The par 72 championship golf course measures 7,119 yards/6,510 metres and offers four sets of tees to challenge every skill level.


Offering 22 guest suites, and a two Bedroom Owner’s Cottage. Every suite offers its own private porch, bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace, walk-in-wardrobe and ensuite. The cottages are nestled in a native forest overlooking the golf course and the Pacific Ocean. The Owner’s Cottage at Kauri Cliffs offers a true home away from home experience overlooking our multiple award winning golf course, the South Pacific Ocean and the Cavalli Islands.


Other amenities include two Astroturf tennis courts and a heated outdoor infinity swimming pool with Jacuzzi. A Spa nestled in a Totara forest contains four treatment rooms, sauna, indoor heated lap pool, Jacuzzi and a fully equipped fitness centre. Kauri Cliffs has three secluded private swimming beaches.

Huka Lodge – Taupo

For almost 100 years, Huka Lodge has upheld a tradition of superb hospitality, earning its reputation as one of the world’s best luxury lodges. Huka Lodge regularly hosts Heads of State, world-famous movie stars and celebrities and the members of European Royal families. Huka Lodge is nestled privately on the banks of the Waikato River. From virtually every vantage point you’ll get breath-taking views of the hypnotic turquoise green waters as they surge past the lodge and downstream toward New Zealand’s most famous natural attraction – the mighty Huka Falls

Huka Lodge also sits amidst 17 acres of manicured grounds and gardens that are listed as of ‘National Significance’. There’s a stillness and freshness in the air here that instantly relaxes you and dissolves stress. There are only 25 suites in total, each enjoying beautiful riverside views. The suites are all odes to elegant living and quality design, with very generous bedrooms, deep baths, premium textiles and luxury toiletries.


The Huka Lodge experience includes some of the most impressive fine dining New Zealand has to offer. Each and every day, Executive Chef Paul Froggatt presents an entirely new menu, with a focus on showcasing the very best seasonal New Zealand ingredients – farm to table.


Each morning, wake to the sound of birdsong and the rush of the river, and enjoy a full country breakfast – served to you perhaps in bed, or in your own private courtyard garden. As day turns to dusk, meet up with your fellow guests in the main lodge building, and enjoy pre-dinner drinks and to die for canapés.

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers – Hawkes Bay

On a headland in New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay wine region, a craggy peninsula protrudes 8 kilometres into the Pacific Ocean. From the peninsula, 800-foot cliffs plunge into the sea. This is the stunning Cape Kidnappers. Set on 6,000 acres of dramatic coastline The Farm at Cape Kidnappers offers spectacular views from every angle of the Pacific Ocean.

The Lodge & Golf Course at Cape Kidnappers, known as ‘The Farm’ is set on a 6,000-acre sheep and cattle farm which encompasses land reminiscent of the American West, but plunges 800 feet into the sea. Cape Kidnappers is the sister property to Kauri Cliffs and Matakauri Lodge. The spectacular Tom Doak designed Golf Course is ranked 22nd in the world. Driving up to the lodge, you’ll see what looks like a cluster of farm buildings dotted into the landscape, and a central lodge building that’s reminiscent of a barn, with a massive industrial silo. The lodge is a testament to high country character and comfort, with interior architecture that combines rustic and textured materials with comfortable, classically-designed furniture.


Comfort and ease are at a premium with each room taking on a character of its own while harkening back to the rural feeling of the New Zealand sheep station. Spacious cottages, each with breath-taking views, open to large porches overlooking a stunning Pacific panorama.


Your lodge experience includes a generous gourmet breakfast each morning. Every evening, meet in the main lodge building and take part in pre-dinner drinks, enjoying canapés and a drink or two in front of an open fire or with that amazing ocean view – this is a wonderful way to meet fellow guests.

Wharekauhau – Wairarapa

Nestled between the foothills of the Rimutaka Mountain range and the clifftops above the dramatic Palliser Bay, Wharekauhau Lodge is located at the heart of one of the most spectacular farms in the world. From the moment you arrive to the second you depart, the Wharekauhau family are here to make this your home-away-from-home.

Throw yourself into a bygone era and enjoy the grandeur and gracious lifestyle of the Edwardian times reflected in Wharekauhau. As you wander into the grand lodge, what catches the eye is the awe-inspiring view over Palliser Bay, framed perfectly from every vantage point.


Each room in the main lodge has a different feel, from large open lounges to smaller and more intimate areas such as the Palliser Room or Drawing Room. The antique furniture and over-sized fireplaces throughout the lodge capture the grandeur of yesteryear.


Built on the service basis of traditional kiwi farmhouse-style service, the lodge encourages guests to join Chef Marc in the kitchen for a mid-morning coffee, or meet Aaron, the lodge Sommelier and enjoy an impromptu Pinot tasting in the cellar. The relaxed, yet ultimately knowledgeable staff at Wharekauhau take great pride in making sure your stay is one to remember for many years to come.

Bay of Many Coves Resort – Marlborough Sounds

Perfect seclusion on the water’s edge deep in the Marlborough Sounds with 5-star luxury accommodation, world-class cuisine and a taste of 100% pure relaxation. Savour the delights of fresh local seafood and other provincial produce in our waterfront café, guest-lounge and fine-dining restaurant.

Your hosts Elaine and Murray make themselves available to catch up most nights on the deck overlooking the bay, or perhaps by the fireplace in cooler months, where you can savour the local Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and enlightening discussion.  The accompanying canapés feature seafood from the Marlborough Sounds with cheeses and other regional specialities.


From bespoke luxury toiletries that have been specially-commissioned to reflect their dedication to the very best of New Zealand or beautiful linens that are smooth to the touch on the king size beds, everything has been thought of. A 45 minute boat trip, with no road access gives you an incredible sense of solitude with a magnificent view from each room across the bay.


Their cellar offers a broad selection of Marlborough’s finest wines balanced with national and international labels. Executive Chef, Hannes Bareiter has a natural flare for creative gastronomy and a passion for techniques that maintain the integrity of pure ingredients. You might be lucky enough to coincide with the trawler delivering your fresh fish!

Otahuna Lodge

Otahuna Lodge is a beguiling Victorian mansion that offers its guests a unique sense of wonder and discovery.  New Zealand’s largest private historic residence has been revitalised with luxury accommodation, glorious gardens and sophisticated cuisine.

This award winning luxury lodge offers a romantic journey back in time in one of New Zealand’s most noted historic architectural icons. This category one heritage mansion sits gracefully in a valley nestled under hills, surrounded by sweeping lawns with gorgeous spring daffodils and perfectly manicured gardens.


Otahuna was built with love, as a wedding gift from Sir Heaton Rhodes to his wife Jessie, and was always meant to represent the finer things in life. That is carried on today with sophisticated cuisine and a renowned wine cellar. Each guest of the luxury lodge will feel delighted by the high level of service and charmed by the ambient sense of history, even as they are spoilt for choice by the range of activities available.


Each of the seven stylish and lavish suites are a haven of refined comfort, with freshly cut flowers, roaring fires, custom-made linen, deep bathtubs and toiletries by Pehanligon’s. They all have a charm of their own and customers can specifically request their favourite. Look forward to elegant, discrete service while enjoying sweeping outdoor terraces and exceptional views of the Great Lawn and the Southern Alps.

Matakauri Lodge – Queenstown

Spectacularly situated just seven minutes from Queenstown on the edge of Lake Wakatipu with stunning views of the Remarkables ranges, Matakauri Lodge is the stunning sister lodge to Kauri Cliffs and The Farm at Cape Kidnappers.

Matakauri Lodge offers luxury accommodation in just twelve suites and the four-bedroom Owner’s Cottage, each with private terraces looking out to the dramatic vistas. Matakauri Lodge boasts stylish and generous lodge facilities created by designer Virginia Fisher, a day spa and gym with stunning views, superb food and fine wine and exemplary service.


Nestled in one of the world’s most serenely beautiful settings, yet just minutes from the attractions of Queenstown and all the outdoor adventure the region is renowned for, this truly is the perfect alpine lakeside retreat.


The Main Lodge offers numerous welcoming and comfortable spaces in which to relax; with stylish lounges featuring roaring open fires, the Remarkables Patio, library and courtyard all offering comfortable spaces in which to relax.

Blanket Bay – Outskirts of Queenstown

Paradise will never be closer. This lodge is a magical and rare haven of peace and solitude combining unspoiled beauty, outdoor adventure and luxury accommodation.

This magnificent Lodge provides facilities and accommodation that eclipses the best New Zealand has to offer. Situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu on a 10,000 acre high country farm with quintessential South Island lake and mountain views, Blanket Bay is perfectly positioned to experience all this region has to offer.


In the Great Room vast couches and antique furniture invite guests to sit and wind-down from the day’s activities. In this spectacular room at the heart of the lodge, thirty-foot high bridge beam ceilings soar above the framed view through massive windows. Come and relax, read a book in front of the crackling fire, or just sit back and enjoy the view. À la carte dining reflecting Pacific Rim cuisine will be served in one of three dining rooms or outside on a balcony. Whichever you choose, all feature huge log-burning fireplaces.


Accommodation at Blanket Bay is provided in five intimate Lodge Rooms, three generous Lodge Suites in the Main Lodge, and four superb Chalet Suites all filled with sumptuous furnishings and elegant rugs. Natural materials are showcased throughout, echoing the Lodge’s integration and interaction with the environment. All rooms within the Lodge are placed to take full advantage of the magnificent lake and mountain vistas. Enjoy ultimate privacy and space in the Owners Residence.

Minaret Station – Near Wanaka

Minaret Station offers New Zealand’s premier alpine experience, with guided hiking, fly-fishing, heli-skiing, and hunting amidst the spectacular Southern Alp near Wanaka. Guests are hosted exclusively, or as part of a group, in one of just four luxuriously appointed chalets. The individual chalets are separately positioned amongst native alpine grasses and herb fields, each harnessing unique vistas of the valley and surrounding areas.

The station is owned and operated by four brothers each with an affinity for the outdoors. Together, the Wallis brothers lead a friendly and experienced team, passionate about delivering memorable experiences time and time again. Visitors to Minaret Station Alpine Lodge are welcomed as guests, but depart as family.


Each chalet offers privacy, warmth and the comfort of tasteful, high country design.  They feature sheepskin carpets, king-sized beds, a dressing /sitting room, an en suite bathroom and an adjoining private deck with sunken hot tub, where guests can relax and recline beneath the stars, in undisturbed privacy.


A team of hosts, pilots, guides, chefs and housekeeping staff pride themselves in providing each guest with an intimate and personalised level of service. The options are endless. From scenic flights to heli-biking, Minaret Station’s wide range of Heli-Adventures means there is something for everyone.

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