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Eagles Nest – Bay of Islands

This multi-award-winning, 75-acre estate offers five private luxury villas. Each villa offers inspirational views across private heated infinity edged lap pools to the Bay of Islands. All guests are welcomed with a complimentary bottle of Louis Roederer Champagne as they settle into this spectacular property. The team offer a specially designed menu of your choosing featuring freshly caught fish, venison, lamb, crayfish (lobster) and more.

The unique personal concierge service offered throughout a guest’s stay extends to meals – from a casual barbecue to a degustation dinner. Your villa comes fully provisioned for your needs, with complimentary return chauffeur driven transfers to the town of Russell, spa services, personal chef services. All outdoor activities Antipodean arrange with you will be supported by the staff at Eagles Nest. Eagles Nest is somewhere truly special in New Zealand.


Four of the five unique villas offers their own private heated horizon edged lap pool, all of the villas offer private jacuzzis, air conditioning, original artworks, home theatre system, New Zealand made ‘Ecostore’ amenities and fully equipped gourmet kitchens. Eagles Nest personal chefs will prepare your meals in your own private villa, giving you the opportunity to take in the breath-taking views, with a superb glass of New Zealand wine from the Estate’s extensive cellar.


Sited and designed to maximize and enhance the views, large windows open to the sea and subtropical landscapes, seamlessly connecting the outdoors to their interior spaces. Consistently elegant, simple style with eclectic, informal interiors perfectly enhance inspirational views. You will feel like you are on your own private island yet still have the infrastructure of the charming and historic village of Russell just two minutes away. This property is only for a lucky few to experience

Annandale – Canterbury

Whichever property at Annandale you choose to stay in, getting here is a magical, memorable experience in itself. Annandale is most definitely off the typical tourist trail. Arrive by helicopter, flying past the rugged coastline and you’ll get to truly appreciate the vastness and beauty of this iconic farm. If you arrive by helicopter you will land directly at your villa, otherwise take your seat in a luxury four-wheel drive, traversing clifftop farm tracks for 30-40 mins to each isolated property.

Annandale is a luxury coastal farm escape, offering four award-winning villas for exclusive use providing an authentic kiwi experience, privacy and relaxation. In an area of outstanding beauty and off the tourist trail lies Annandale, an iconic sheep and cattle farm offering four distinctive luxury villas with relaxed Kiwi-style informality. Developed in 1843, Annandale was one of the earliest and most renowned farms in New Zealand’s South Island.


At every one of the four retreats, you choose the activities and the level of service that suits your style. Have every meal prepared for you by Annandale’s award-winning chefs, or we can arrange for the pantry and fridge to be stocked with all your favourite foods, superb New Zealand wines, and the best fresh local produce.


Enjoy farm–to–table cooking lessons with an award winning chef, visit a local vineyard for a long lunch and cellar tasting, go deep sea fishing or whale watching off the Kaikoura Coast, or take a day-trip to Mt Cook to see New Zealand’s highest peaks and longest glaciers.

The Lodge at The Hills – Arrowtown

If you are looking for the ultimate in private, family accommodation with no expense spared, this is the home for you. The Lodge at The Hills is an exclusive use luxury lodge situated on a private golf course near Queenstown. It has six suites hosting up to 12 guests, pool, spa, tennis, sauna and extensive private grounds.

From grand entrances and voids to the intimate nooks, the incredible music room and private sitting rooms in the suites, the Lodge at The Hills is an architectural masterpiece. It marries intimacy with scale, ensuring the Lodge fits into the landscape but provides luxurious living both indoors and out.


The Lodge boasts a stunning collection of paintings and sculpture curated by owners, Sir Michael and Lady Christine, for their own and their guests’ enjoyment. There is also the world renowned private sculpture park as part of The Hills golf course with works by New Zealand and international artists.


The lodge chef is an integral part of your Lodge experience. The food is innovative, fresh, inspiring and tailored daily to meet your individual requirements – dining is gourmet but informal! The cuisine is inspired by locally sourced seasonal food and wine. Guests may spend time with Chef in the kitchen, enjoying a glass of wine while he cooks and will no doubt participate in a master class or two.

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