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About North Island

New Zealand’s North Island has some of the country’s mildest weather and best beaches, but it’s also where you’ll find the largest city, the capital, and some exceptionally beautiful natural treasures. The island’s variety means that the best places to stay on the North Island range from remote coastal lodges to glitzy city break hotels.

Where to stay - Places not to miss:

  • Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most multicultural city, with a colourful Polynesian population and a spectacular harbour. Because of Auckland’s sprawling layout it’s useful to have access to a car, though most of the sightseeing highlights have reasonable public transport access. And the ferry offers great access to historic Devonport, as well as some great beaches, the wineries and olive groves of Waiheke Island about 45minutes away, and Rangitoto, a large volcanic island you can see to the east of the city.
  • Wellington is the North Island’s other major city, dramatically positioned on a wind whipped peninsula and a major fault line. This is the country’s capital, so where you’ll find many of the big museums and galleries, as well as a good choice of bars, cafes and restaurants.
  • For a slower pace you could base yourself in the Hawke’s Bay region, a flat, fertile land with a warm, sunny climate which stretches from Cape Kidnappers to the Mahia Peninsula via Hastings, Napier and Wairoa. This is a great place for foodies who like dramatic ocean scenery.
  • After seeing the cities, you should also see some of the North Island’s sights, like the beautiful Bay of Islands, a superb turquoise bay, dotted with around 150 islands, the vast majority of them undeveloped and uninhabited. These protected waters are extremely important historically, being both the first place the Maoris settled, and the first place the British did. 
  • And don't forget the wonderland of hot springs and geysers around Rotorua.
  • But if you’re looking for the beaches you’ll be wanting the region of Northland, which also has one of the country’s mildest climates. There are plenty of pristine and perfectly empty beaches here, but also plenty which have been well developed to cater to families on holiday or people who’re looking for some watery thrills and spills.

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Whatever New Zealand experience you're looking for, the Hotel Guru's selection of the best places to stay in the North Island will have a property to suit - from boutique B&Bs to luxury lodges and beyond.

The best places to stay on the North Island

Auckland

  • The Hotel DeBrett has 25 colourful, retro-edged rooms, decorated with an eclectic eye for modern pieces. You’re close to Auckland’s galleries and restaurants and there’s also a gym.
  • The Stamford Plaza Auckland is a smart hotel right in the centre of the city with more than 280 neat, comfortable rooms and suites, two bars, a fitness centre with a pool and jacuzzi and four restaurants.
  • The Esplanade Hotel is a boutique hotel converted from an Edwardian building right on the Devonport waterfront. Loads of nice original features have been retained, like large open fireplaces, but there are also all the mod. cons. you need. And there are great views of the city, yet you’re not in amongst it.
  • If you prefer your hotels small and boutique, then book the Great Ponsonby Art Hotel. This 11 room B&B has unique, quirky decor and plenty of local art on the walls.

Wellington

  • The Museum Art Hotel is a chic 160 room hotel, with contemporary art in both the public and private spaces and a boutique shop which also sells the art on the walls. Rooms are minimal but comfortable and there’s a swimming pool spa and gym.

For a beach break

  • The Bay of Islands Beach House is a collection of luxurious, self-catering apartments overlooking beautiful Sullivans Bay. As well as ensuite rooms, private balconies and BBQ areas, the House also offers free use of its dinghys, sea kayaks and lifejackets.
  • Trinity Wharf Tauranga is right on the water front, with a private pontoon and an infinity pool overlooking the bay. There are 120 rooms and self-catering apartments, which are bright and airy, with all the mod. cons.. It feels seaside-y, but is also great for the city.

To escape

  • Tiki Tiki Ora is a beautiful boutique B&B just 4kms from Russell, overlooking the bay. There are just three suites, decorated with colourful and eclectic artefacts, and a gorgeous garden and outdoor dining area.
  • The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is a six thousand acre sheep farm with a charming, 23 room hotel. The accommodation is rustic, but elegant, with incredible views of both Hawke's Bay and the farm. There’s some amazing birdlife in this area, and the farm is lined with walking, riding and mountain biking trails.
  • 15 minutes drive from Rotorua is the lovely spot occupied by the Hamurana Lodge, overlooking the lake. The ten rooms and suites are large with natural stone and wood finishes and there’s an outdoor pool and 15 acres of landscaped gardens.

For something special

  • The Paihia Beach Resort and Spa Hotel is a luxurious 21 room hotel, with light and airy suites with large balconies. You’re metres from one of Paihia’s most beautiful beaches, but the hotel also has a spa and pool. And there’s a restaurant specialising in seasonal delicacies.
  • The Lake Okareka Lodge by lebua in Rotorua offers the ultimate in secluded luxury. It’s on the tip of a private peninsula and has just three huge suites. Each suite has a private veranda, modern decor and top facilities. Plus there's a pool and outdoor spa baths, a gym and a library.
  • The Paradise View Coastal Lodge & Retreat has just two options for accommodation, the luxurious lodge itself, which sleeps up to six and the Keeper’s Cottage, which sleeps just two. There’s also full kitchen and dining facilities (including an in-house chef to make sure all your meals are special), a spa and outdoor saltwater pool.

To Relax

  • Solitaire Lodge in Rotorua is a luxurious, nine room lodge on a private peninsula on the shores of Lake Tarawera. As well as stunning views the rooms and suites are large, chic and neutral. The lodge also has thermal baths and you can swim and fish right in the lake.
  • Flagstaff Lodge & Day Spa is a historic lodge in charming Russell, which has been converted into a four room hotel. There’s local art on the walls, a lovely garden and outdoor deck and of course the luxurious day spa.
  • Wairepo House, a boutique, country house hotel, offers elegant suites and spectacular landscaped gardens - including working apple and pear orchards. There’s also a pool, tennis court and you’re in the heart of some spectacular scenery.
  • Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort in Rotorua is a 30 room luxury hotel and spa with bright, modern decor and comfortable rooms. There’s also a great local menu, a tranquil setting, and it’s all great value, starting from a little over £100 per night.

For families

  • The Russell Cottages, in the historic village of Russell, is a collection of 1,2, 3 and 4 bedroom cottages with full kitchens, laundry facilities and outdoor decking areas. There’s also a heated pool and a kid’s playground.

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Travel Information

  • The best airports for the North Island are Auckland and Wellington.
  • For car hire, visit our online partner Rentalcars for the best rates.
  • The best time to visit the North Island is from December to March, when the temperatures generally sit in the low twenties.

Still not sure which to book?

  • Browse through our list of all the best places to stay on the North Island.
  • Expand your search to look at our collection of all the best places to stay in New Zealand.
  • Or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.

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Best Hotels in North Island

  • The State Hotel New Plymouth 15 rooms from £77

    City Style  -  This hotel has a young, fun feel; with access to lively restaurants and chic design
    Boutique  -  A trendy boutique property bringing dark moody style with eclectic furniture
    Great walks  -  Hop on to the Coastal Walkway which stretches 11km along the Taranaki coast

    The State Hotel offers 15 trendy suites in the heart of New Plymouth. Individually styled rooms are all dark and moody, offset with contemporary artwork and eclectic furniture. Downstairs there's a choice of a cafe and two lively restaurants next door. A hip boutique stay. See More

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  • Old Oak Hotel Northland 6 rooms from £77

    Local exploring  -  The Old Oak is a great base for exploring New Zealand's far north.
    Surfing  -  Surf in the crystal clear Pacific water off Taupo Bay
    Restrictions on children  -  Children older than 8 are welcome
    Views  -  Lovely harbour views
    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels

    A small boutique hotel offering an excellent lakeside location in Mangonui. Smart rooms are simply dressed with crisp white linen, large windows, contemporary bathrooms and the suites have kitchenettes. The charming hosts are on hand to give local advice. A great base for exploring the region. See More

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  • Omaka Lodge Taumarunui, North Island 5 rooms from £80

    Country Escape  -  Set in mature gardens and overlooking the mountains, this is a tranquil rural retreat
    Active Holiday  -  The surrounding countryisde is perfectly primed for cycling and hiking enthusiasts
    Great walks  -  Find miles of hiking and walking trails running through the surrounding countryside
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool

    A charming boutique B&B hidden away amidst mature gardens along the spectacular Forgotten World Highway. A selection of twin and double rooms are small but perfectly formed with cosy chintz fabrics and antiques; while a loft studio apartment has self-catering facilities. A cosy rural retreat. See More

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  • Haka Hotel Suites Auckland 60 rooms from £80

    Walking distance restaurants  -  Enjoy the flavours and delights of 100 eateries from a 5 star restaurant to Auckland's edgiest cafes & ethnic restaurants
    Concierge  -  Not only will the concierge organise everything during your stay they will also sort all your onward travel for no cost
    City Style  -  With up-to-the-minute technology, chic contemporary design and a very efficient concierge service
    Sights nearby  -  Located in the trendy K'Road area but within easy walking distance of Downtown and Ponsonby

    A sleek hotel offering smart accommodation in the heart of the city. Minimalist rooms feature well-designed kitchenettes, luxury bathrooms and ocean-view terraces. With a concierge service that will pander to your every whim and fancy from activity bookings to UberEats, this is a tough one to beat. See More

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  • King and Queen Hotel Suites New Plymouth 28 rooms from £80

    City Style  -  A collection of architecturally inspired suites offering contemporary living in the heart of the city
    Great walks  -  Walk the New Plymouth coastal walkway and see the Wind Wand
    Surfing  -  There are a number of renowned surf beaches nearby
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.

    A collection of chic individually-styled suites in the heart of New Plymouth. The sleek design is both contemporary yet homely. The best rooms feature in-room roll-top bathtubs and all have terraces with epic city views. No restaurant but a vast range of trendy dining options very close by. See More

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  • The Narrows Landing Hamilton (RD2 Tamahere) 15 rooms from £65

    Weddings  -  Well suited to weddings with a number of event spaces and a picturesque setting
    Business meetings  -  Various spaces are specifically designed for conferences and meetings
    Great walks  -  Explore the surrounding countryside on long walks
    Restrictions on children  -  Adult only

    Both a B&B and a conference and wedding venue, this rural retreat is naturally well equipped for groups but also for individual travellers too. Light rooms offer private balconies and indulgent bathrooms. Boasting a choice of chic contemporary event spaces and experienced staff. A smart stay. See More

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  • Hotel Grand Windsor Auckland 70 rooms from £85

    City Style  -  An elegant grand dame of a property right in the heart of the city
    Great walks  -  Get out the city and spend the day hiking along the coastal path
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Traditional
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    An elegant art deco hotel built in the 1920s and, having undergone a refurbishment, still offering one of Auckland's smartest stays. Decadent rooms feature chandeliers, marble flooring, and velvet furnishings. Complete with a fine-dining restaurant and easy access to the city's main attractions. See More

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  • Wai Hou Oma Lodge Dargaville, Northland 5 rooms from £88

    Great walks  -  25 minutes to Ripiro Beach, NZs longest beach
    Sights nearby  -  Matakohe Museum, Waipoua Forest
    Lakeside  -  Minutes from Kai Iwi Lakes
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

    Luxury lodge set in 7 acres of gardens and orchards only minutes from water sport haven Kai Iwi Lakes. Four separate lodges sleeping up to 6 people, with kitchen and dining facilities. Breakfast included, and additional meals prepared with fresh produce such as vegetables grown on site. See More

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  • Ohaupo Olives Hamilton (RD1 Ohaupo) 3 rooms from £88

    Local exploring  -  Well placed to access Waikato, with wonderful walking country, Maori culture, and Lake Taupo all to explore nearby
    Country Escape  -  A homely rural escape, with charming hosts and beautiful surrounding countryside
    Value chic  -  Lovely boutique accommodation at exceptionally reasonable prices
    Great walks  -  There are many amazing walking tracks throughout the Waikato district with something to suit all fitness levels

    Ohaupo Olives boasts 3 boutique suites in a secluded spot on a picturesque olive farm. The chic accommodation is simply designed with white-on-white style and large floor-to-ceiling windows. A spacious terrace offers spectacular views and the hosts are always happy to share some wine and stories. See More

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  • Te Whare Ma Northland, Bay of Islands 3 rooms from £95

    Groups  -  With just three rooms this is a great option for small groups to rent out in its entirety
    Active Holiday  -  From ocean to mountains, there's a host of outdoor pursuits in the region
    Sailing  -  Charter a boat and spend a day exploring the coastline
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool

    A family-run boutique B&B offering just three rooms in rural Kerikeri. The accommodation is simple and contemporary with whitewashed walls and indulgent bathrooms. Sliding glass doors lead onto private terraces overlooking the large pool. A homely base to explore the region from. See More

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  • U Residence Hotel Wellington 13 rooms from £97

    Local exploring  -  Well positioned in the heart of the city, with most attractions reachable on foot.
    Families  -  With two-bedroom apartments available this is a perfect choice for families

    A boutique apartment hotel located in the heart of Wellington. Accommodation options vary from queen studios to two-bed apartments. The self-catering apartments are bright and contemporary and offer spectacular city views from their terraces. A convenient and well-priced city bolt-hole. See More

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  • Villa Walton Matamata, North Island 4 rooms from £99

    Boutique  -  Beautiful interiors mix the building's original features, such as tiled fireplaces, with bold contemporary patterns
    Country Escape  -  The perfect country escape with mature gardens, traditional interiors, and farm animals wandering around
    Groups  -  With just four rooms this is a great option to rent out in its entirety for a small group
    Great walks  -  Head out straight from the property on long rambles

    A charming traditional property offering boutique accommodation in picturesque Matamata. Interiors mix the building's original features such as fireplaces and polished wooden floors with contemporary patterns. Book the cottage to self-cater and to soak in the gorgeous outdoor roll-top bathtub. See More

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  • Powderhorn Chateau North Island 32 rooms from £99

    Families  -  With various categories of rooms from family suites to apartments, this is an ideal choice for those travelling with children
    Active Holiday  -  With two national parks at your disposal there is an endless choice of outdoor pursuits
    Great walks  -  The Tongariro National Park has an endless supply of world-class hiking and walks to complete
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor heated pool - under 5s are not permitted

    A rustic hotel boasting an enviable location located between two national parks. A range of accommodation includes apartments, suites, and chalets. Most of the interiors have a 'chalet-feel' with wood-panelled walls and wood-burning stoves. A cosy base for an outdoor holiday. See More

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  • Trinity Wharf Tauranga Tauranga 122 rooms from £100

    Views  -  Wonderful views over the Bay of Plenty
    Outstanding location  -  Stunning waterfront location
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor infinity pool
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

    An urban retreat on the waterfront of Tauranga with a private pontoon and outdoor infinity pool. Bright contemporary rooms and self-catering apartments are available with private balconies and top amenities. A great base for exploring the city and surrounding area. See More

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  • Sofitel Wellington Wellington 129 rooms from £100

    City Style  -  A luxury offering bringing some French art de vivre to New Zealand's capital
    Great walks  -  Take a leisurely stroll through Wellington Botanical Gardens

    The Sofitel Wellington offers easy elegance and style in the heart of the city. Rooms have all the luxury trimmings with rain showers, BOSE sound systems and espresso machines. Boasting no less than two sophisticated restaurants. A stylish city base. See More

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  • Bolton Hotel Wellington 139 rooms from £100

    Foodies  -  Experience fine-dining inspired by traditional Kiwi cuisine and headed by an award-winning chef
    City Style  -  A sleek five-star with lavish suites and impeccable service
    Sights nearby  -  Right in the middle of the CBD so close to the Parliament building, excellent shopping and a short walk from the waterfront
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll through the picturesque Wellington Botanical Gardens

    A luxurious five-star located in the heart of the capital. Sumptuous suites offer indulgent bathrooms, high-end tech, superb city views and plenty of space. The restaurant serves up some of Wellington's finest Kiwi cuisine. As suitable for business travellers as it is for families. A smart stay. See More

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  • Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort Rotorua (Holdens Bay) 30 rooms from £101

    Lakeside  -  On Lake Rotorua
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

    Set on the shores of Lake Rotorua, this luxury hotel and spa offers spacious and comfortable rooms with contemporary decor and bright colours. Great local menu specialising in the use of indigenous New Zealand herbs and spices. With an outdoor pool. See More

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  • Waitakere Resort & Spa Auckland, North Island 28 rooms from £102

    Spa breaks  -  Wairua Day Spa offers a wide range of organic spa treatments and spa retreats can be arranged prior to booking
    Short fly break  -  Located just half an hour from the city centre of Auckland this is a convenient spot for a weekend escape
    Back to Nature  -  Set within Auckland's Waitakere Ranges rainforest
    Great walks  -  Explore over 250 kilometres of walking tracks, from short, easy walks to the famous four-day Hillary Trail tramp

    A luxury spa hotel offering a stunning location set within native rainforest, yet just 30 minutes from Auckland. A range of accommodation includes suites, apartments, and villas. Pared-back design uses natural materials while picture frame windows reveal spectacular views. Ideal for a weekend break. See More

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  • Kawau Lodge Kawau Island 3 rooms from £103

    Birdwatching  -  Including wood pigeons, tuis, fantails
    Views  -  Forest and ocean views
    Kayaking  -  Free use
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.

    Simple and modern rooms in eco-friendly lodge at North Cove of Kawau Island. Terrace with great forest and sea views and direct access to beach pier. Activities include birdwatching, scenic walks, beach trips and sailing trips. Home cooked food and friendly owners. See More

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  • The Esplanade Hotel Auckland (Devonport) 17 rooms from £104

    Sights nearby  -  10 mins ferry ride to city centre
    Views  -  Devonport harbour and city views
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

    Boutique hotel on Devonport waterfront. Edwardian building with original features such as open fireplaces and ensuite rooms in soft tones with great views to Auckland city centre. Perfect for a city break away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD. See More

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  • Peppers Parehua Martinborough 28 rooms from £106

    Country Escape  -  Surrounded by vineyards and picturesque countryside this is an ideal rural escape
    Private Hot Tub  -  Book a Secluded Villa or Woodland Villa for your private outdoor cedarwood hot tub.
    Great walks  -  Enjoy a hike along the picturesque Tora Coastal Walk
    Views  -  Panoramic views over the Wairarapa Wine region

    Contemporary and luxurious accommodation set within the Martinborough wine region. Spacious rooms feature private terraces, indulgent bathrooms and simple chic style. Regional produce is used in the fabulous restaurant. A luxury break offered at very reasonable rates. See More

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  • The Royal Hotel Featherston, North Island 11 rooms from £84

    City Style  -  Set in a heritage property in the heart of the charming town of Featherston, book this hotel for local city style
    Foodies  -  With a cosy restaurant within the hotel serving classic British cuisine, foodies are well-catered to here
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the lighthouse at Palliser Bay, a wild stretch of cliffs and rocks on the coast. Keep your eyes out for native fur seals
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    This boutique bolt-hole is nestled within a historic property in the town of Featherston. The luxurious guestrooms are dressed in heritage-style furnishings, with plush throws and oriental rugs adding a sense of opulence. Dine at the stylish hotel restaurant after a day spent sightseeing. See More

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  • Bay of Islands Beach House Bay of Islands from £112

    Active Holiday
    On the beach  -  Sullivans Beach
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.

    Luxury self-catering apartments with fabulous views overlooking Sullivans Bay in the Bay of Islands. With ensuite rooms, private balconies and BBQ areas. Short walk to Paihia's restaurants and shops. Use of dingy, sea kayaks and lifejackets. Family friendly. See More

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  • Russell Cottages Russell, Bay of Islands 15 rooms from £112

    Coastal
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated pool (seasonal)
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.

    Self contained 1,2,3 and 4 bedroom cottages in historic village of Russell in Bay of Islands. With full kitchen and laundry facilities and outdoor decking areas. Kids playground, outdoor swimming pool (seasonal) and conference room. Good value, contemporary and comfortable. See More

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  • Waiheke Island Resort Waiheke Island 25 rooms from £117

    Birdwatching  -  Endangered kiwi
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor

    Chic apartments and studios with kitchen facilities on Waiheke Island, five minutes from Palm Beach. Spacious rooms, modern furnishings and private outdoor seating areas with sea views. With a bar, restaurant, pool, hot tub, tennis court and conference facilities. For a relaxing island getaway. See More

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  • The Martinborough Hotel Martinborough 20 rooms from £92

    Local exploring  -  Explore the wineries, bars and restaurants that Martinborough is famous for during your stay, with easy access from this hotel
    Country Escape  -  Set in an idyllic village renowned for its proximity to excellent vineyards, book this hotel for an authentic country getaway
    Romantic Break  -  Offering spacious, comfortable guestrooms and a stylish bistro bar, book this hotel for a relaxing couples' break
    Fishing  -  Head out to Lake Ferry for a spot of fishing during your trip; enquire at the hotel for local equipment hire

    This boutique hotel is nestled in the heart of the charming wine village of Martinborough. Individually designed guestrooms are bright and airy, with eclectic, country-style furnishings and floral accents. Enjoy soaking in the elegant, clawfoot bathtub after a day of wine tasting. See More

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  • Dellows Waiheke Waiheke Island from £120

    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Birdwatching  -  Good birding near the hotel.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.

    Self-contained accommodation set on eight acres in the heart of Waiheke Island's wine region. Rooms elegant and comfortable, with private outdoor terraces. Has its own boutique winery and distillery, and ten minute walk to Onetangi Beach. Great for families and groups. See More

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  • Clarence Hotel Tauranga 10 rooms from £120

    Foodies  -  sample the chef's exemplary European menu in a relaxed bistro setting
    Surfing  -  Mt Maunganui and Papamoa are the local go-tos for keen surfers
    Full of character

    A chic bistro with ten contemporary suites set just a short walk from Tauranga Waterfront. The restaurant serves modern European dishes in a relaxed setting and there's also a bar that serves up Southeast Asian street food. The suites have fun contemporary design complete with modern art. See More

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  • Great Ponsonby Art Hotel Auckland (Ponsonby) 11 rooms from £121

    Great walks  -  To local beaches
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.

    Small and colourful boutique B&B run by friendly locals. Rooms with unique and quirky wooden furnishings and local art on walls. Large and fresh breakfast made from local produce. Close to trendy cafes and bars, and 15 minutes from CBD. See More

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  • Porters Boutique Hotel Hastings (Havelock North) 42 rooms from £125

    Families  -  Adjoining rooms and nanny services are available plus there's plenty of in-house entertainment for children
    Active Holiday  -  Hawke's Bay is known for its adventure activities
    Fishing  -  Fly-fish in tranquillity with Grant Petherick Fly Fishing tours

    A smart hotel offering luxury accommodation in Hawke's Bay. Spacious rooms are sleek and contemporary with sink-into beds, rain showers and private balconies. Eating options range from a sophisticated restaurant to a laid-back bistro plus there's a bar to sample wines of the region. See More

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  • Sugarloaf Lodge Matakana (1068 Leigh Rd) from £127

    Birdwatching  -  Pheasant, duck, tui, plover, kingfisher and heron
    Views  -  Out to the Hauraki Gulf
    Great walks  -  Brick Bay sculpture bay
    Local markets  -  Matakana Farmers Market

    Eco-friendly boutique B&B set in five acres with range of wild birds, cattle, sheep and trees. Two suites in self-contained building. Close to wineries, walks and Matakana town. Glorious outdoor seating area with views to the Hauraki Gulf. See More

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  • Hotel DeBrett Auckland 25 rooms from £130

    Families  -  Families are well catered for in either the Deluxe or Loft Suites which can each sleep up to four.
    Sights nearby  -  Short walk to Viaduct Harbour and Sky Tower
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Quirky  -  An experience!
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    Wonderful bright and colourful rooms with a retro edge and eclectic mix of modern furniture and local art. Situated in Auckland's central hub close to galleries, restaurants and great shopping. Nearby gym and massage facilities. Laid back and family friendly, with babysitting services available. See More

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  • Tequila Sunrise B&B RD2 Napier 4 rooms from £133

    Groups  -  With just four rooms this is an ideal choice for groups wanting to rent out a place in its entirety
    Active Holiday  -  There's plenty to do locally between the wineries, the beaches and the tropical forest
    Great walks  -  There are beautiful walks starting straight from the property's front door
    Views  -  The property enjoys magnificent views over both bay and city

    A small contemporary B&B commanding spectacular ocean views and backed by thick tropical forest. The four bedrooms are spacious and chic with sliding doors leading out onto the garden. A large terrace features a professional BBQ, best used and enjoyed with the property's own wines. See More

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  • Cordis Auckland Auckland 411 rooms from £135

    Local exploring  -  Close to Auckland's boutiques, galleries and museums. The ideal base for exploring Auckland.
    Sights nearby  -  Auckland Domain Park and the Auckland Art Gallery are both easily accessible
    Spa  -  Chuan Spa offers a wide range of spoiling treatments
    Swimming Pool  -  12m outdoor heated saltwater pool - open year round

    Large and classy, modern hotel with five-star service levels. Family-friendly, and with a unique dining concept. Offering a gym, rooftop pool and luxury spa as well as a classic cocktail bar and modern bistro. Complimentary shuttle to Auckland waterfront. A chic urban stay. See More

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  • Andelin Guest House Auckland (Devonport) 5 rooms from £106

    Local exploring  -  Find plenty to do in the area from beaches to charming restaurants, plus Auckland Ferry Terminal is just minutes away
    Great walks  -  Spend a lazy afternoon strolling through Mt Cambria Reserve, stopping for a picnic
    Sights nearby  -  Hop on the ferry and take the 10 minute journey into central Auckland
    Full of character

    A charming boutique guesthouse offering just five rooms in the tranquil seaside village of Devonport, minutes from Auckland. Airy rooms are beautifully styled with large contemporary bathrooms, crisp white linen and photography hung on the walls. A quiet spot yet well positioned to explore the city. See More

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  • Rydges Auckland Auckland (Kingston Street) 267 rooms from £138

    Sights nearby  -  Museum of Transport and Technology
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

    Urban chic hotel in Auckland's CBD two minutes from the SkyCity Casino. With light spacious rooms in muted tones and views across the city or harbour. Restaurant, gym and fun rooftop space with cocktail bar. See More

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  • Bed of Roses Bay of Islands 3 rooms from £142

    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Restrictions on children
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.

    Luxury B&B with three French-themed suites. Double beds, antique furnishings and glorious colourful garden. Extensive breakfast menu and all dietary requirements catered for. In quaint village with views to river basin. Wine tasting and championship golf courses close by. See More

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  • M Social Auckland Auckland 190 rooms from £112

    City Style  -  With high-end tech, contemporary design, and exemplary service this is a chic city stay
    Families  -  Pick a tribe room which is made up of interconnecting rooms, a double and a twin
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.

    A slick hotel in an ideal position on Auckland's vibrant waterfront. Light rooms feature floor to ceiling windows with ocean views, some have in-room baths and there's all the high-tech gadgets you'd expect. The acclaimed restaurant serves creative dishes and the bar some punchy drinks. See More

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  • The White House Bay of Islands 3 rooms from £144

    Great walks  -  Okiato to Russell walkway, Cape Brett Walkway
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Back to Nature

    Renovated heritage villa with three ensuite rooms, a kitchen, laundry, lounge and dining area. Modern, contemporary furnishings. Sun deck, spa pool, BBQ facilities and subtropical gardens. Great location for walking, watersports and fishing. Ideal for a group of six. See More

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  • Kaimai Country Lodge Katikati Bay of Plenty, North Island 3 rooms from £147

    Country Escape  -  Occupying a scenic rural spot overlooking the Bay of Plenty, this is the perfect location for a rural hideaway
    Short fly break  -  Set just a two hour drive from Auckland, this is a great choice for a weekend escape
    Birdwatching  -  There are lots of birds to be spotted including kingfishers, swallows, fantails and tui
    Great walks  -  Walk through pristine native bush in the Kaimai Ranges or hike to Orakawa Bay

    A small contemporary lodge offering spectacular views across the Bay of Plenty. The three rooms have a Scandi-chic feel with pale wood cladding, picture-frame windows, spacious modern bathrooms and private terraces. Just two hours from Auckland, this is a perfect rural getaway. See More

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  • Lake Karapiro Lodge Waikato, North Island 5 rooms from £148

    Active Holiday  -  The surrounding countryside provides the perfect grounds for outdoor pursuits - from hiking to golf, there's plenty to do here
    Country Escape  -  Remote and tranquil, this rustic lodge commands a spectacular rural location ideal for a quiet escape
    Golf  -  There's an unbelieveable choice of 35 courses in the Waikato Region alone
    Views  -  Stunning views of both Lake Karapiro and Mount Maungatautari

    A charming lodge inspired by the design of a traditional English country house. Spacious rooms feature wooden floors, antiques and lovely views. Take an afternoon tea on the terrace, do a few laps in the pool or get out into the countryside. With the ever warm hosts, this is a quiet and homely stay. See More

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  • Wairua Lodge Whitianga, North Island 5 rooms from £116

    Hideaway  -  With just a handful of cosy guestrooms, a nightsky spa and treetop hot tub, book this hotel for a charming hideaway holiday
    Romantic Break  -  The location, discreet guestrooms and excellent facilities make this hotel ideal for a secluded romantic getaway
    Back to Nature  -  Set in the heart of the New Zealand rainforest, this hotel makes a unqiue back-to-nature retreat
    Kayaking  -  Visit Cathedral Cove, accessible only by foot, boat or kayak; the site offers several scenic tracks once your arrive

    This charming B&B is nestled in the heart of New Zealand's rainforest in Coromandel. Formerly a family residence and later an artist's studio, the renovated property now offers homely guestrooms with a sit-out terrace overlooking the beautiful hotel gardens and unique nightsky spa. See More

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  • Pullman Auckland Auckland 340 rooms from £150

    City Style  -  Set in one of Auckland's most prestigious districts, shopping, nightlife and fine dining are on your doorstep
    Total relaxation  -  Extensive brochure of spa and wellness services in partnership with VOYA allow for indulgent relaxation
    Sights nearby  -  As well as the city's museums and galleries, Auckland's bay area and islands offer a range of things to do
    Seaside  -  Sea views from rooms within minutes of the harbour

    Situated between the elegant Albert Park and the shoreline in Auckland's world famous Waitemata Harbour, the Pullman Auckland offers dramatic views in contemporary comfort complete with spa, brasserie inspired restraunt and 25m pool. The perfect luxury base for travellers, business or pleasure. See More

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  • Briarwood Wairarapa, North Island 3 rooms from £150

    Local exploring  -  A tranquil stay in the heart of Greytown with easy access to adventure activities in the surrounding countryside
    Full of character
    Traditional

    A charming small boutique hotel set in a heritage building in the heart of Greytown. Four individually styled suites are spacious, yet cosy, filled with floral motifs, sink-into beds and antiques. Surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens this is a tranquil base to explore the region from. See More

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  • Paku Palms Coromandel Peninsula, North Island 2 rooms from £155

    Beach Life  -  Located a stroll from Tairua beach or a short drive to popular Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove
    Hideaway  -  Book the apartment, which comes with a kitchenette, for complete seclusion
    Surfing  -  Catch some waves on the nearby Pauanui surf beach
    Views  -  Fabulous panoramic views over Tairua Beach

    A charming homestay offering a stunning setting with far reaching views along the coast. A spacious suite features a private deck with epic views while the apartment comes with a lounge area and a kitchenette. The balinese hot tub is the perfect way to end a day spent on one of the nearby beaches. See More

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  • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Auckland 157 rooms from £157

    Great walks  -  Walking and jogging routes from hotel
    Swimming Pool  -  20m indoor heated lap pool
    Sights nearby  -  Maritime Museum
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

    Luxury hotel on Auckland's waterfront with private marina for mooring boats. Rooms in textured natural tones including marble bathrooms, wall to ceiling windows and balconies. With an indoor heated pool, gym and spa. Perfect for a slick city stay. See More

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  • Cobden Garden B&B Napier (Bluff Hill) 3 rooms from £123

    Local exploring  -  Whether interested in culture, food and wine, nature and wildlife or something more active, there's plenty to explore locally
    Sights nearby  -  Stroll down the Marine Parade Rotary Walkway to the National Aquarium, enjoying the vista across the deep green Pacific Ocean
    Fishing  -  The Hawke’s Bay region has a great diversity of fishing opportunities
    Seaside  -  Very close to Napier Port

    An elegant, colonial style B&B a short walk from Napier Port. Charming rooms are traditionally dressed with antiques, chintz fabrics and sink-into beds. Serving up full-English breakfasts, with a number of dining options not far away. An intimate and comfortable stay. See More

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  • Whakaipo Lodge Taupo, Lake Taupo 2 rooms from £158

    Groups  -  With just two rooms this is a good option to book out in its entirety for small groups
    Eco break  -  A carbon neutral stay - this is the perfect choice for the eco-conscious
    Country Escape  -  A secluded and scenic spot set close to Taupo and the lake
    Sailing  -  Take a boat trip across Lake Taupo, the largest freshwater lake in Australasia

    A charming two-bed boutique lodge set in a secluded spot in Mapara Valley. Managed by its ever-friendly owners, expect a homely stay. Ground floor rooms are bright and airy with french doors opening onto private terraces. With plenty of outdoor pursuits nearby, this is a lovely rural escape. See More

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  • Kokohuia Lodge North Island 1 rooms from £160

    Romantic Break  -  Enjoy an intimate stay with a significant other with a bathtub built for two in this private and isolated lodge
    Country Escape  -  Escape from the rigours and distractions of everyday life here, amid the treetops
    Back to Nature  -  A splendidly isolated escape in a glorious natural paradise
    Sights nearby  -  The nearby Hokianga Harbour offers attractive views over the bay and lush forests

    This one-room lodge overlooking a sumptuous and verdant South Island vista is a fully modern, sustainable and eco-conscious slice of heaven for couples seeking splendid isolation in resplendent natural surroundings, all off the grid. Wake up to epic mountain views before spending a day in nature. See More

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  • The Beach House Kawau Island 11 rooms from £162

    Birdwatching  -  Trips to bird sanctuary of Tiritiri Matangi
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    On the beach  -  In front of the hotel.
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.

    Luxury accommodation located on a private island. Beachfront, courtyard and bush rooms to chose from. Restaurant serving free range food. Glorious sun decks and private seating areas off rooms. Range of watersport activities available. An exclusive beach stay. See More

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  • The Crown Hotel Napier Napier (Ahuriri) 39 rooms from £127

    Local exploring  -  Overlooking the stunning waterfront in historical seaside village Ahuriri, Napier, with sun, sea and landscape on your doorstep
    Great walks  -  From coastal strolls through to multi-day walks around Lake Waikaremoana, Hawke’s Bay is a walkers paradise
    Fishing  -  Hawke's Bay is home to some of New Zealand's best fishing and hunting
    Views  -  Great views from hotel

    An old-meets new boutique hotel, with art deco features, set on the waterfront in the charming fishing village of Ahuriri in Napier. Retro styled suites are light and bright with floor to ceiling windows, softly patterned fabrics and large living areas. A charming base to explore the region from. See More

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  • Henley Hotel Cambridge, North Island 14 rooms from £165

    Country Escape  -  This grand country mansion, set in beautifully manicured gardens, makes an idyllic rural escape
    Spa  -  Treatment rooms, indoor heated pool, yoga studio, sauna, spa pool & sun terrace....
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.

    An elegant country mansion set within beautifully manicured gardens. Spacious rooms are traditionally dressed with chintz motifs, high ceilings, and sink-into beds. Featuring an indoor pool set within a conservatory, a small spa and a fine-dining restaurant, this is an indulgent rural escape. See More

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  • SO/Auckland Auckland 130 rooms from £172

    Local exploring  -  Set right in the heart of Auckland with shops, restaurants and major sights nearby
    City Style  -  Join the hip crowd at the rooftop bar and enjoy the fashion-inspired design
    Spa  -  SO/Spa offers a wide range of treatments including Himalayan Detox therapies, urban detox facials...
    Great walks  -  Walk up One Tree Hill and enjoy the views from the top

    A hip Auckland stay located right in the heart of the city. The contemporary design has been styled by renowned fashion-house WORLD. High-end cuisine is served by a Michelin-starred chef while the lively rooftop bar is where the young and trendy tend to congregate. See More

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  • Astelia Lodge Rotorua (Horohoro) 2 rooms from £172

    Country Escape  -  A secluded and homely lodge set in picturesque countryside, perfect for a rural hideaway
    Local exploring  -  A secluded spot, although it is only 15 minutes from Rotorua's attractions
    Art Classes  -  The property organises weekend photography courses
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll in the nearby Redwoods

    A homely lodge set in picturesque countryside just a short distance from Rotorua. Rooms feature wood-panelled walls, beamed ceilings, sink-into beds and sliding glass doors leading into the garden. The breakfasts are an indulgent affair and the hosts ever hospitable. A charming rural hideaway. See More

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  • The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands Bay of Islands 4 rooms from £175

    Back to Nature  -  Escape to nature in this secluded spot with wonderful views of the islands and native rain forest
    Groups  -  Sleeping up to eight guests this is a great choice for a small group
    Swimming Pool  -  Infinity plunge pool and surrounding deck with wonderful views
    Great walks  -  Explore Rainbow Falls and Puketi Rainforest on long walks

    Contemporary accommodation in the Bay of Islands in an area known for its watersports and beautiful scenery. Interiors are minimalist and light with the picture-frame windows letting the surrounds take centre stage. Homecooked food focuses on healthy dining paired with excellent wines. A chic stay. See More

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  • Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel Rotorua 35 rooms from £140

    Local exploring  -  Near the foodie area, one block from the lake, 5 minutes stroll from the centre and a 10 minute drive to many attractions
    Sights nearby  -  The Art Deco style Blue Baths, noted for their embrace of mixed sex bathing in the 1930s, remain open today
    Lakeside  -  Rotorua is a city on the southern shores of Lake Rotorua, in the Bay of Plenty region
    Kayaking  -  World-class kayaking on the nearby Kaituna River

    Luxury boutique hotel in 1800's spa town of Rotorua at the edge of the picturesque Rotorua Lake. Boasts a pool, gym, bar and award-winning restaurant. A chic base to enjoy a luxurious, relaxing stay or from which to explore the town or get involved in some of the outdoor activities of the region. See More

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  • QT Museum Wellington (Te Aro) 163 rooms from £145

    City Style  -  This creative hub is the epitome of cool luxury – high tech, sophisticated spaces and a paradise for foodies
    Designer  -  An explosion of colour and texture at Wellington’s new design-driven hotel
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.

    With an emphasis on cool quirky design and curated artworks all over the walls, this riverside hotel is the latest in hip luxury. Has gourmet dining with stunning river views and a choice of trendy bars. It is just 8 minutes' walk from the beach and is opposite Te Papa (the Museum of New Zealand). See More

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  • Enclosure Bay Waiheke Island 3 rooms from £189

    Views  -  Panoramic views of the Hauraki Gulf and its islands
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor spa pool
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
    Kayaking  -  Available locally.

    Bright, modern and comfortable boutique B&B on Waiheke Island with panoramic stunning views of the Hauraki Gulf and its islands. Rooms have air conditioning and private terraces, plus an outdoor spa pool. Close to wineries, walks and marine life. You may even see dolphin or orca from your suite. See More

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  • Kourawhero Country Lodge Kourawhero, Warkworth, North Island 18 rooms from £190

    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
    Outstanding location

    This luxury lodge is situated an hour north of Auckland on the Matakana Coast. Warm, stylish guest suites feel like a home away from home, complete with a spa bath where you can soak in the views. Whether you want to explore vineyards or horseride on the beach, this chic hotel has it all. See More

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  • Tiki Tiki Ora Bay of Islands 3 rooms from £193

    Sights nearby  -  4km from historic Russell town, with museum, restaurants, cafes and craft galleries
    Views  -  Mountain and sea views across the bay
    Restrictions on children
    Full of character

    Boutique B&B 4km from Russell overlooking Bay of Islands. Three suites with colourful and eclectic artefacts, a landscaped garden and gorgeous outdoor dining area. Friendly and accommodating hosts. Great beaches and walking routes nearby. See More

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  • SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland Auckland 312 rooms from £194

    Spa
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor

    Five star luxury hotel in Auckland's CBD with decor inspired by the hills and colours of Auckland. Spacious and airy rooms with views over the harbour, as well as a fitness centre, spa and three restaurants. Babysitting services available. Perfect for a weekend city stay. See More

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  • Tarawera Heights Rotorua 3 rooms from £199

    Romantic Break  -  For those who want complete seclusion and a beautiful setting, this is an ideal choice for a romantic escape
    Active Holiday  -  From the lakes to the mountains, the Tarawera area provides the perfect backdrop for an active stay
    Fishing  -  The region is a fisherman’s dream with trophy trout to be had year round on the lakes, rivers and streams
    Views  -  Spectacular panoramic views over the surrounding countryside

    A collection of 3 spacious self-catering suites boasting spectacular views from their vast terraces over Lake Tarawera. Interiors are simply designed with fully equipped kitchens, luxury bathrooms, and simple minimalist style. With activities aplenty in the area, this is an ideal rural escape. See More

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  • Huntaway Lodge Northland from £201

    Views  -  Out to Pacific Ocean as far as Cavalli Islands
    Birdwatching  -  Including native owl and tui
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor infinity spa pool
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.

    Contemporary, bright, comfortable luxury Lodge with Pacific Ocean views to the Cavalli Islands. Food ethically sourced, seasonal and local, organic toiletries and commitment to sustainable practices. With outdoor spa pool and landscaped gardens. Great for a country escape. See More

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  • Donkey Bay Inn Bay of Islands 4 rooms from £230

    Hideaway  -  Off the beaten track, guests emerge from a hidden alleyway to the secluded grounds, with their own stretch of private beach
    Beach nearby  -  As well as their private stretch, guests have easy access to popular Long Beach, as well as a naturist beach further down
    Back to Nature  -  The grounds are abound with lush vegitation, brave guests can get back to nature on the nearby naturist beach
    Country Escape  -  Escape to the rugged and beautiful coastlines of the Bay of Islands

    With just 4 rooms, the Donkey Bay Inn is an exclusive and intimate seaside hideaway. The property casts an eco-conscious eye over its energy usage, and the living rooftop and gardens is a nice added touch. Interiors are bright and funky and the property even boasts its own private beach. Very chic. See More

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  • Franklin 38 Auckland (Ponsonby) 4 rooms from £230

    Local exploring  -  Well positioned in the upmarket area of Ponsonby offering easy access to the city's main attractions
    Surfing  -  For surfers, Piha beach offers black beaches and wild surf
    Restrictions on children  -  Adult only
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    A chic boutique guesthouse set in the smart area of Ponsonby. Offering four spacious suites decorated in monochrome hues with modern art and luxurious bathrooms. Indulgent breakfasts are served in the dining room and Ponsonby's restaurants and cafes are just a stroll away. See More

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  • Ohtel Wellington 10 rooms from £231

    City Style  -  Traditional craftsmanship meets sleek modern design in this sophisticated Wellington boutique in the exclusive Oriental Bay.
    Local exploring  -  Ideal location, overlooking Chaffers Marina, within walking distance of the main cultural attractions, bars and restaurants.
    Great walks  -  Head down to the nearby beach for an evening stroll.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.

    A boutique, design hotel on Wellington's seafront promenade. Strong Fifties and Sixties influence - rooms are scattered with chic furniture and have a sophisticated feel. With only ten bedrooms, the place feels intimate and welcoming. Popular communal dining evenings and good local knowledge. See More

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  • Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort Pauanui, North Island 48 rooms from £186

    Back to Nature  -  Nestled in native bush on the Coromandel Peninsula, book this hotel for an authentic back-to-nature retreat
    Local exploring  -  Set in a beautiful natural location close to Pauanui Beach, there is lots to explore local to this hotel
    Romantic Break  -  With charming private chalets and a romantic restaurant, book this hotel for your next couples' getaway
    Great walks  -  Walk the Pauanui Tairua Trail, a gently undulating scenic trail following the banks of the Tairua River

    This secluded luxury lodge is set amidst 25 acres of New Zealand native bush on Mount Pauanui. Guest chalets are cosy and inviting, providing proximity to the natural landscape through wall-long windows and a private sit-out deck. Dine at the hotel's award-winning Miha restaurant. See More

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  • Acacia Cliffs Lodge Lake Taupo 4 rooms from £241

    Birdwatching  -  In 2 hectare garden species include tuis, bellbirds, fantails
    Views  -  Of Lake Taupo, Mount Tauhara and the Kaimanawa Ranges
    Great walks  -  Mapara Native Bush Track
    Local markets  -  Maori cultural tours

    Boutique and intimate lodge with stunning location on Acacia cliffs ensuring great views over sparkling Lake Taupo. Four neutral-toned modern suites, with floor to ceiling glass windows, tiled bathrooms and private terraces. Two hectare garden with varied birdlife. Close to Mapara Native Bush Track. See More

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  • Waimahu Retreat Matakana 2 rooms from £244

    Boutique  -  A small property with an eclectic mix of contemporary design mixed with antiques and artwork from the hosts' travels
    Hideaway  -  A place to come and unwind, set in a secluded spot with views of the sea, islands and surrounding countryside
    Short fly break  -  Located just an hour from Auckland, this is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway
    Birdwatching  -  Spot a number of species such as Tuis, Kereru, Pukekos, Fantails and Herons from the garden itself

    A chic little boutique positioned just an hour from Auckland in spectacular countryside and overlooking the ocean. The two rooms are smart and contemporary with beautiful bathrooms and french doors leading out into the garden. Breakfasts are an indulgent affair and the hosts are utterly charming. See More

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  • Hamurana Lodge Rotorua 10 rooms from £267

    Views  -  Views of Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island
    Sights nearby  -  Rotorua 15 minute drive away
    Restrictions on children  -  Must be 12 or over
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor

    Large suites with striking New Zealand artwork, stylish rugs and natural stone and wood finishes. Fantastic location in hills of Rotorua with views to Lake Rotorua. Great outdoor swimming pool and 15 acres of landscaped gardens. See More

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  • Craggy Range Cottages Hastings (Havelock North) 9 rooms from £209

    Foodies  -  The restaurant uses local organic produce in creative dishes inspired by traditional cuisine (well paired with house wines)
    Country Escape  -  A unique experience to stay on a remote and award-winning vineyard with spectacular views and wines to enjoy that with
    Romantic Break  -  With fine-dining, wine tasting, and secluded luxury accommodation, this is perfect for a romantic break
    Great walks  -  Take long walks through the scenic estate

    A unique wine and food experience set in a remote location in picturesque Hawke's Bay. Individual cottages are contemporary and light and feature private pools, terraces (designed to sip a glass of wine on), and wood-burning stoves. The restaurant is superb and wines award-winning. See More

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  • Paihia Beach Resort and Spa Hotel Bay of Islands 21 rooms from £272

    No pets
    Views  -  Out to Bay of Islands
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated saltwater
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.

    Luxury hotel with light, clean and spacious suites with features such as French oak floors and large balconies. Only metres from Paihia's most picturesque beach, completed with spa, swimming pool and restaurant serving seasonal food. Ideal for tours of Bay of Islands, golfing and fishing trips. See More

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  • Flagstaff Lodge & Day Spa Bay of Islands 4 rooms from £283

    Golf
    Views  -  Across Russell to bay
    Restrictions on children
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

    Luxury lodge in historic century old building in the heart of Russell with four ensuite rooms. Local art on the walls, use of environmentally friendly products and large comfy beds. Gardens, outdoor deck and baths, as well as luxury day spa. See More

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  • Hilton Auckland Auckland (147 QUAY STREET) 165 rooms from £286

    Views  -  Harbour and city views
    Sights nearby  -  Art galleries, museums
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor

    Sleek modern rooms on the Auckland waterfront with fabulous views. White walls, gorgeous full length windows and balconies. With an outdoor heated lap pool, gym and restaurant. Family friendly features include babysitting service, kids menus and family suites. See More

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  • Lake Taupo Lodge Acacia Bay, Lake Taupo 6 rooms from £288

    Views  -  Overlooking Lake Taupo and the mountains
    Sights nearby  -  Geothermal parks, Waitomo Caves
    Lakeside  -  Lake Taupo
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.

    Luxury lodge set in three and a half acres of wild bush on North Island's Lake Taupo. Bright, spacious and elegant suites with king size comfy beds and spa baths, private patios and great lake views. Close to Taupo volcanic hot springs, great fly fishing and Waitomo Caves. See More

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  • Quail Lodge North Island 2 rooms from £290

    Country Escape  -  In a semi-rural community, the 2 acres of land offer a peaceful countryside feel, just a short drive from the city of Auckland
    Hideaway  -  Out in the suburbs, guests can enjoy access to the city or the country in a modern, well equipped home all to themselves
    Romantic Break  -  Here, couples can enjoy full run of the house and extensive garden with a pool
    Great walks  -  The surrounding countryside offers gentle walks through pleasant countryside

    A modern property with expansive gardens and patios. The two bedrooms are bright and contemporary with plush double beds and a kitchen and living area which opens out into the spacious grounds. The garden offers a pool, BBQ facilities and a wealth of lounging spaces. A perfect hideaway. See More

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  • Waiheke Waterfront Lodge Waiheke Island 4 rooms from £297

    Boutique  -  Chic boutique interiors are contemporary in design with inspiration taken from the coast and nature
    Short fly break  -  Located just 35 minutes from downtown Auckland, this is ideal for a coastal weekend escape
    Beach Life  -  The hotel organises days spent on secluded beaches along with a picnic
    Great walks  -  There are walking maps for both bush and beach that you can borrow

    A sleek contemporary waterfront B&B situated on Waiheke Island. The four smart suites are spacious and light with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the garden and indulgent modern bathrooms. Dotted across the property are terraces to enjoy a glass of Waiheke wine. A chic spot for an island break. See More

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  • The Oyster Inn Oneroa, Waiheke Island 3 rooms from £234

    Foodies  -  Foodies will love the hotel restaurant, with excellent local and international dishes plus regional wine pairings
    Beach Life  -  With ocean views and fresh seafood at the inn, this hotel makes the perfect base for a quiet beach break
    Romantic Break  -  The laid-back atmosphere at this island bolt-hole is perfect for a relaxed romantic break
    Kayaking  -  Try your hand at sea kayaking during your stay on the island; ask your hosts for tips on local providers

    This boutique hotel is nestled in the heart of Waiheke Island, a short ferry from downtown Auckland. Guestrooms are bright and simple, with whitewashed beams and louvred shutters. Sample fresh seafood - including the hotel's namesake oysters - at the charming restaurant and bar. See More

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  • Te Whau Lodge Waiheke Island from £325

    Views  -  Overlooking Putiki Bay
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Back to Nature
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.

    Contemporary boutique lodge with panoramic views across Putiki Bay, and access to a private beach. Rooms are modern, elegant, light and spacious and all have a private deck with table and chairs. Fresh breakfast from ingredients grown in garden. Close to wineries, beaches and great walks. See More

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  • The Boatshed Waiheke Island 5 rooms from £332

    On the beach  -  Sits above white sandy beach of Oneroa
    Views  -  Panoramic ocean views
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Spa
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Fodors

    Luxury coastal boutique hotel by Oneroa beach on Waiheke Island. Rooms have whitewashed walls, nautical themed furnishings and panoramic views across the bay. Wineries and art galleries nearby. All beach gear provided. See More

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  • 970 Lonely Bay North Island 4 rooms from £340

    Honeymoons  -  With 2 honeymoon suites and a fully equipped and picturesque wedding suite, this is the perfect wedding or honeymoon destination
    Boutique  -  Just 4 rooms make up this luxury B&B with all the amenities of a hotel yet the charm and bespoke touches of something smaller
    Country Escape  -  A short walk from the private beach on the beautiful coast of Cook's Beach, an idylic countryside escape
    Beach Life  -  Just 200 yards from the beach, enjoy views of the sea from rooms and balconies, or under a sun umbrella

    A romantic and tranquil lodge located in Whitianga, tucked away amid rolling hills and a minute's stroll from the quiet and idyllic Cooks Beach. The chic boutique interiors are all white-on-white design with roll-top baths and large terraces to enjoy the views. An intimate choice for a rural break. See More

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  • Takatu Lodge & Vineyard Matakana (RD6) 4 rooms from £346

    Local markets  -  Matakana Farmers’ Market & Country Park Market
    Kayaking  -  At Puhoi
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.

    Charming lodge built with natural wood, stone and marble set in the heart of a working vineyard. Rooms have private outdoor decks, floor to ceiling windows, open log fires and comfy beds. Eco friendly and close to great walks, wineries and local markets. A relaxing country escape. See More

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  • Greenmantle Estate Hotel North Island 8 rooms from £350

    Romantic Break  -  An ideal romantic retreat for couples seeking quiet, comfort and tailored experiences together in the peaceful countryside
    Total relaxation  -  The property has great facilities for such a small hotel, with excellent pool and gym facilities and luxury rooms
    Back to Nature  -  Enclosed by lush forests on the delightful Kapiti Coast, an area famed for its natural scenery and wildlife
    Country Escape  -  Escape from the city at Greenmantle, a 45 minute drive from Wellington in the peaceful countryside

    A regal boutique hotel, ideal for couples. The resort is excellently equipped with heated outdoor pool and outdoor hot tub amid native forest. Suites are traditional in style, spacious and well appointed, all have a terrace or balcony overlooking the garden as well as luxurious en suite bathrooms. See More

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  • McHardy Lodge Napier (Hospital Hill) 6 rooms from £280

    Local exploring  -  Enjoy the attractions of Napier and Hawke’s Bay- wineries, Art Deco Heritage, the Gannet Colony and golf at Cape Kidnappers
    Weddings  -  The ideal venue for the intimate wedding party or for bridal party preparations
    Sights nearby  -  Stroll down the Marine Parade Rotary Walkway to the National Aquarium, enjoying the vista across the deep green Pacific Ocean
    Fishing  -  The Hawke’s Bay region has a great diversity of fishing opportunities

    Luxury boutique lodge in easy distance of the Boardwalk Beach and Napier Port. Elegant rooms feature polished wooden floors, antiques, rich hues and indulgent bathrooms (the best of which have free-standing baths). Featuring a pool and billiards room. A relaxing base to explore the scenic region. See More

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  • Breckenridge Lodge RD3 Napier 4183 5 rooms from £370

    Foodies  -  Five course dinners are served using local produce and paired with regional wines
    Great walks  -  Napier is the Art Deco capital of the world - take a guided walking tour to learn about the town
    Restrictions on children  -  Children over 13 are welcome
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.

    A boutique lodge set in an enviable spot offering 360-degree views of chardonnay vineyards. The five rooms are all individually styled and have a homely feel. The owner and chef make this a real foodies destination - serving five-course meals paired with regional wines. Ideal for a romantic break. See More

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  • The Farm at Cape Kidnappers Hastings (Te Awanga) 23 rooms from £380

    Golf  -  Private, award winning golf course
    Families
    Birdwatching  -  Cape Kidnappers is the home of the largest mainland gannet colony in the world
    Great walks  -  Variety of trails including forest, ocean and cliff walks
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet

    Charming luxury accommodation in the heart of 6000 acre sheep farm. Rooms are rustic and elegant, with top modern amenities and fantastic sea and farm views. Great walking, riding and mountain biking tracks on property, as well as bird life. Family friendly rural retreat. See More

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  • Greenhill Lodge Hastings (RD4) 5 rooms from £387

    Views  -  Viewing turret 3 storey's high looks across gardens and Te Mata Peak
    Back to Nature  -  Set on 73 acres
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.

    High-end Lodge on 73 acres of lush farmland. Charming antique-filled rooms with open fireplaces, large double beds, private terraces and free-standing baths. With an outdoor swimming pool, gym and three storey viewing turret. Perfect for a romantic getaway. See More

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  • Warblers Retreat Auckland 2 rooms from £345

    Romantic Break  -  With complete seclusion, outdoor baths and terraces to sip wine on, this is the perfect romantic escape
    Country Escape  -  An eco-lodge surrounded by beautiful and luscious native bush
    Great walks  -  Walk straight from the property through dense bush with natural springs and waterfalls
    Birdwatching  -  Spot native species right from your terrace

    A small (yet perfectly formed) eco-lodge set in native bush only 30 minutes from Auckland. Offering just two rooms boasting outdoor baths and chic contemporary design. Large lounges are complete with fully functioning kitchens (partially stocked) and centred around a large outdoor pool. See More

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  • Latitude 37 Auckland from £493

    Local markets  -  Minutes to Wynyard Quarter and seafood markets
    Views  -  Great views from hotel

    Luxury 1, 2, 3 or 4 bedroom self catering apartments in the heart of Auckland. Rooms ensuite with sleek and functional finishes. Full kitchen and laundry facilities, separate living and dining area. Suitable for short and long stays, and ideal for families and groups. See More

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  • Treetops Lodge and Estate Rotorua (RD1) 12 rooms from £499

    Spa  -  Authentic styles of Maori treatment and healing using natural, locally sourced ingredients
    Outstanding location  -  2500 acres of native forest and game reserve, seven trout streams and four lakes
    Great walks  -  Over 70km of hiking trails
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.

    A luxurious Lodge set in the heart of an eco-forest, with a range of self-catering accommodation choices. Large spacious rooms with timber and stone finishes, local art on walls and open fireplaces. Range of activities on offer including hunting, fishing and guided cultural walks. See More

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  • Stamford Plaza Auckland Auckland 286 rooms from £560

    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.

    Smart hotel in the centre of Auckland offering a range of modern, neat and comfortable rooms and suites. With a fitness centre, indoor pool and hot tub. Four restaurants and two bars. Ideal for exploring city's attractions and eateries. See More

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  • River Birches Lodge Turangi, Lake Taupo 4 rooms from £466

    Families  -  With a self-catering cottage available for exclusive hire, this hotel has great options for family accommodation
    Local exploring  -  Set on the banks of Lake Tongariro, there is plenty to explore local to this hotel, from fishing to hiking
    Romantic Break  -  With a tranquil setting and charming guestrooms, book this hotel for a romantic riverside break
    Fishing  -  Go fly fishing on the river during your stay; staff at the hotel can organise everything you need, from equipment to guides

    This boutique lodge offers accommodation on the southern edge of Lake Taupo. Contemporary, well-appointed guestrooms are cosy and relaxing, with understated, luxury interiors; the self-contained cottage is perfect for groups. Enjoy fly fishing on the lake during your stay. See More

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  • Poronui Lodge Taupo, Lake Taupo 11 rooms from £503

    Families  -  All the packages available at the hotel are child-friendly and can be offered without parent supervision, great for families
    Country Escape  -  Set in a beautiful natural setting on a plateau above the Taharua River, this hotel makes a unique escape to the country
    Active Holiday  -  This hotel has a huge range of activities on offer, from mountain biking to fly fishing and shooting
    Great walks  -  Explore the trails surrounding the hotel on a guided walk, learning about the indigenous flora and fauna

    This luxury sporting lodge is located in Taharua Valley on New Zealand’s North Island. Guest accommodation is spread across the Lodge, Blake House private villa and the Safari Camp, offering spectacular river views. Take a fly fishing trip after walking the many country trails. See More

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  • Peppers on the Point Rotorua 15 rooms from £515

    Active Holiday  -  There are excellent options for active guests at this hotel, with great walks nearby plus boating, fishing and tennis
    Romantic Break  -  With homely interiors and an idyllic setting on North Island, book this hotel for a peaceful romantic break
    Country Escape  -  Set on the lakeside in Rotorua, this hotel makes a charming escape to the country
    Fishing  -  Book a package and go fishing on the lake with guidance from hotel experts

    This charming lakeside hotel is housed in a restored 1930s mansion in Rotorua, on New Zealand's North Island. The classic guestrooms have homely soft furnishings and spectacular views. A range of lake retreat activities complete the experience, from boating to fishing and even tennis. See More

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  • Delamore Lodge Waiheke Island 5 rooms from £674

    Views  -  Overlooking Owhanake Bay out to Hauraki Gulf
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor heated infinity pool
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.

    Boutique lodge with spectacular cliff top location overlooking Owhanake Bay. Modern and luxurious rooms with floor to ceiling windows, private courtyards and uninterrupted bay views. Close to wineries, olive oil tastings, scenic walks and unspoilt beaches. Ideal for a romantic getaway. See More

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  • Paradise View Coastal Lodge & Retreat Northland from £731

    Birdwatching  -  Species in area include dotterel, variable oystercatcher, reef heron and grey herons
    Great walks  -  Waipu Heritage Trail, Robert Hastie Walkway
    Outstanding location  -  In Brynderwyn Hills overlooking Bream Bay
    Swimming Pool  -  Salt water, ecologically friendly

    Luxury Lodge sleeping six people and separate Keeper's Cottage sleeping two, with full kitchen, dining and laundry facilities. In house chef prepares tailored menus using fresh ingredients grown on five acre property. With spa and outdoor salt water pool. Perfect for families and groups. See More

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  • Kinloch Manor Lake Taupo 20 rooms from £613

    Local exploring  -  Explore the nearby national park on day hikes past active volcanoes
    Active Holiday  -  Practice golf or tennis at the on-site golf course and court
    Foodies  -  Delicious, local farm-to-table cuisine
    Great walks  -  Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing for spectacular volcanic scenery, ice-cold mountain springs and jewel-toned lakes
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    A luxurious retreat by Lake Taupo with impeccable spa facilities and delicious locally sourced or home-grown grub. Charming rooms feature pastel hues, gorgeous contemporary bathrooms and wonderful views. Boasting a stunning 18-hole golf course and tennis court- something for everyone! See More

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  • Solitaire Lodge Rotorua (Lake Tarawera) 9 rooms from £825

    Views  -  Of lake, lagoon, or volcanic summit of Mount Tarawera
    Outstanding location  -  On private peninsula on the shores of Lake Tarawera
    Back to Nature
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.

    Luxurious lodge on private peninsula on the shores of Lake Tarawera with stunning views to White Island, New Zealand's only active marine volcano. Suites are large and neutral in colour, with chic furniture and spa-like baths. Activities include outdoor thermal baths, fishing and lake swimming. See More

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  • The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs Northland 23 rooms from £874

    Views  -  180 degree views of Pacific Ocean including Cape Brett and offshore Cavalli Islands
    Spa  -  Day spa set in native Totara forest
    On the beach  -  Three private beaches
    Great walks  -  Guided nature walks
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    Country manor turned luxury hotel with spacious suites, walk in wardrobes, fireplaces and panoramic Pacific Ocean views. Pampering day spa in native Totara forest, tennis courts, infinity pool, private beaches and championship golf course. Ideal for a romantic getaway and local exploring. See More

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  • Wharekauhau Country Estate Wellington (Palliser Bay) 5 rooms from £893

    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    Fabulous lodge overlooking Palliser Bay. Rooms have marble bathrooms, underfloor heating and plastered walls. Indoor pool, spa, garden and gym. Off the beaten track in secluded spot, loads of activities, ideal for hideaways and romantic breaks. See More

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