from $182 per night
Hillside Hotel & Nature Resort is a country retreat and eco-lodge, a Qualmark four star boutique hotel with an enviro-gold rating. Nestled amongst native forest on top of the Taupiri Ranges, Hillside offers panoramic views of iconic New Zealand landscape scenery. Every room has a view. On the main tourist route south of Auckland and just 4km off the highway makes Hillside Hotel an ideal last stop or first stop in New Zealand or a wonderful weekend escape for locals. Stunning location for Weddings, private functions and conferences.
Special Features: special grounds & gardens, fine dining, trail walking
Lodge / Resort
$400 - $495 twin share per night
Huntington Stables offers luxury accommodation in Waikato featuring two private and self-contained luxurious studios in a stable complex, set alone giving a country style feeling for a retreat stay. Relax in luxurious, rustic lodgings, this luxury retreat in Waikato is peaceful amidst the beautiful surroundings of tranquil farmland, bordered by native bush and yet only five minutes from the bustle of civilization. Cambridge is centrally located, approximately an hour's drive from Tauranga or Rotorua, or an hour and a half to Auckland or Taupo, and twenty minutes from Hamilton. Cambridge is a quaint village with lots of restaurants, and antiques & craft stores, and is known as the Town Of Trees.
Special Features: golf, special grounds & gardens, trail walking
$250 to $1750 per night
Montrose Country Estate is Waitomo's hidden gem, offering a five star farm holiday stay in a stunning setting, close to all the central North Island's major attractions - and a stone's throw from the action of Waitomo Caves. Choose from the Montrose Manor, a modern, elegant and luxurious lodge built to capitalise on the stunning views across rolling green hills, or the cosy Montrose Garden Cottage. Challenge your travel partner to a game of tennis on our all-grass court, explore the lush gardens or find a quiet spot to read a book in the sun. In the warmer months you can enjoy a refreshing swim in our pool, or when it's cooler pop into the relaxing hot spa with a glass of wine. A stay at Montrose Country Estate will lift your spirits and create lifelong memories. On arrival you are welcome to join us in the manor for a relaxed chat over seasonal fare, pastries, and local fine cheeses. As a guest of Montrose, you will receive complimentary home baking and a full cooked English breakfast included with a selection of freshly brewed coffee, tea and freshly squeezed juices. Cooked lunches and dinners are also available (at an additional cost) by prior arrangement. Montrose Manor sleeps a maximum of 8 people, with space for an extra 7 people in the Cottage and Loft
Special Features: family friendly environment, fishing, golf, horse-riding, skiing, special grounds & gardens, trail walking
Waikato >> Coromandel
Lodge / Resort
$650 to $975 per night, and special packages available
Set in 5 acres of manicured park like grounds, in an historical gold-mining valley, at the base of the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula, this colonial style luxurious lodge is limited to six guests only. Bird life abounds and at night the Lodge’s own glow worms cluster around the banks of a bush-grotto, fed by an on-site spring. A secluded double slipper bath in the garden is the perfect spot for star gazing. Your host Reinhard is an expert chef, and the nightly cuisine is another outstanding feature of a stay at Bushland Park Lodge. Bush walks to the cascading 2 x 25 meter Wentworth Falls start at the doorstep, and glorious white-sand beaches are only a few minutes’ drive away. Two golf courses are close by. Bushland Park Lodge is not just a stop along the way, but a destination in its own right..... Turn off the Coromandel highway and follow the road five kilometres up the Wentworth Valley to a very private paradise.
Our $890 per night Luxury Lodge Experience is inclusive of a degustation dinner & wine-tasting, glow worm tour, double slipper claw foot bath & glass of bubbly.
Special Features: golf, special grounds & gardens, day spa / massage service, fine dining, beach, trail walking
from $850 per night
Luxury accommodation with a difference, in a unique natural environment... Waihi's Manawa Ridge Luxury Eco Lodge is an artistic balance of environmentally friendly materials - recycled beams, mud brick and straw bale walls. The luxury eco retreat resembles a hilltop fortress, ready for you to escape, relax and rejuvenate. Manawa Ridge offers luxury accommodation at the southern base of the Coromandel Peninsula near Waihi, the lodge has spectacular 360 degree views over Waihi Beach, the Pacific Ocean & Coromandel coast.
Special Features: horse-riding, special grounds & gardens, beach
from $595 per night
Peninsula Waterfront Retreat situated on a small headland on the shores of the Whangamata Harbour in the Coromandel Peninsula, this large lodge styled home with 1.5 acres of tropical gardens, swimming pool, and tennis court makes for the perfect holiday getaway. Do as little or as much as you please, kayaking, fishing, tennis, coastal walks, golf or simply lounging by the pool. Ever changing views down the harbour and over forested hills provide a secluded paradise. Whangamata is a short five minute drive from the retreat, with its spectacular surf beach, shopping, restaurants and cafes you can enjoy the holiday atmosphere of this unique coastal town.
Special Features: fishing, golf, special grounds & gardens, beach, trail walking, kayaking
$140 - $399 per suite, per night
Wairua is a purpose built lodge with separate accommodation, it sits on a sunny ridge in a bushclad valley 12 kms from Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula. We are centrally located on the Peninsula and well positioned for day trips to all the local highlights including Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove, and The Lost Spring Thermal Day Spa etc. Or just come and relax, take a break, and experience "The Coromandel" at the lodge, immersed in native NZ rainforest. Begin the day, in your sunny patio, gazing across the valley into the Coromandel Mountains. Enjoy the morning sunlight glittering on the leaves, as the summer breeze and birdsong awaken the valley. In the evening, await the native owls arriving to feed, as the garden lights attract the puriri moth, then soak in our romantic Treetops Bath house, while gazing into the native bush, and if you are lucky a Morepork may settle on a nearby branch.
Special Features: heli-pad, family friendly environment, fishing, special grounds & gardens, beach, trail walking
$175 - $195 with breakfast provisions, per night
Otama Beach Hideaway in a unique exclusive area – with a luxurious ocean view studio apartment complete with kitchenette, ensuite bathroom, large private deck, & BBQ. Enjoy the stunning views that overlook the bush out to the beautiful white sand beaches and pristine native dunes of Otama Beach. The bush settings add to the uniqueness of this location. Walking to the beach enhances this romantic accommodation.
Special Features: fishing, golf, special grounds & gardens, beach, trail walking
$250 - $275 per night
Nestled on a hill in secluded Rings Beach, Coromandel, is a private sanctuary and the perfect location for a weekend getaway or a romantic honeymoon vacation. Surrounded and protected by the native bush, this gem overlooks one of the country’s best uncrowded white sand beaches which is unknown to most—making it one of the best kept secrets. As you look out across the Pacific Ocean, you get a bird’s eye view to the beautiful and majestic Great Mercury Island, in the morning all you wake up to is the sound of the bell bird and the waves. A magical retreat designed to take you away from everything stressful so you can relax and enjoy one of the top views in the country… nature’s beautiful display of wonders… and an unforgettable atmosphere reserved just for you…
Special Features: fishing, special grounds & gardens, beach, trail walking
Waikato >> Central North Island >> Taupo
Lodge / Resort
from $1100 per villa per night
Located in the exclusive Whakamoenga Point Estate on Lake Taupo's northern shores, The Point Villas are both secluded yet accessible. This unspoilt, environmentally-sensitive development commands a breathtaking view over the lake to the Tongariro National Park (a "Lord of the Rings" film location) and picturesque mountains: Ruapehu (New Zealand's largest ski resort), Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Pihanga. The two private Villas at The Point Villas are available to individuals or groups for their exclusive use. Guests may choose to self cater or enjoy a fully-catered Lodge experience in your own private villa. A haven for golf enthusiasts, the Taupo area has two world renowned 18 hole championship golf courses, Wairakei International & Kinloch ( NZ's only Jack Nicklaus Signature Course).
Special Features: heli-pad, fishing, golf, skiing, special grounds & gardens, day spa / massage service, mountains
$290 - $500 per night
Point View Lodge is a Qual Mark 5 star lodge and offers hosted boutique accommodation with sweeping views over Lake Taupo to the Mountains of the central plateau, only six minutes from central Taupo. Accommodating a maximum of three couples, this boutique lodge has expansive private rooms, immersed in comfort, flooded in sunshine, with either sparkling Lake and Mountain Views or over lawn to the lodges bush reserve. The Lodge offers sweeping views over Lake Taupo to Rangatira Point and down to the lake and Mountains of Tongariro, Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe, all this only six minutes from both Taupo airport and the shopping and restaurant centre of Taupo Town. Dining at Point View is on request, with first class cuisine using only the freshest and best of ingredients, all served with fine wine.
Special Features: fishing, golf, skiing, special grounds & gardens, fine dining, mountains, city/town centre
$325 - $850 per night
One of the best kept secrets in the central North Island, nestled in an idyllic and peaceful garden environment just a stone’s throw away from the Tongariro River, this luxury lodge is in harmony with its stunning natural surrounds. River Birches is in the heart of an area that’s world renowned for its fly fishing and hiking in the World Heritage Tongariro National Park; home to the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing, as well as skiing in winter. The lodge provides genuine quality and that attention to detail and service we all desire when getting away from it all.
Special Features: fishing, skiing, special grounds & gardens, mountains, trail walking
Waikato >> Central North Island >> Taupo >> Acacia Bay
$625 to $800 per night
Kauawhi Lodge is a luxurious three bedroom executive home located on the shores of Lake Taupo, at Acacia Bay. This well-appointed and welcoming executive home won first place in category 6 of the Registered Master Builders' Federation House of the Year competition in 1999, and makes for the ultimate retreat. The large split-level home is on a gorgeous water-front property with direct access to a secluded beach on Lake Taupo. Folding sliding doors on the lake-front side of the house ensure a seamless transition from in to outside during the summer months. The meticulously manicured and tranquil gardens feature two ornamental pools, an outdoor fireplace, and a large gas BBQ. Underfloor heating warms the house in Winter months.
Special Features: family friendly environment, fishing, golf, special grounds & gardens, beach, mountains