North Island

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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.
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Best Hotels in North Island

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

    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.

    Great walks  -  25 minutes to Ripiro Beach, NZs longest beach
    Sights nearby  -  Matakohe Museum, Waipoua Forest
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Birdwatching  -  Good birding near the hotel.
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  • Trinity Wharf Tauranga Tauranga 122 rooms from £100

    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.

    Views  -  Wonderful views over the Bay of Plenty
    Outstanding location  -  Stunning waterfront location
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor infinity pool
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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  • Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort Rotorua (Holdens Bay) 30 rooms from £101

    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.

    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
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  • Kawau Lodge Kawau Island 3 rooms from £103

    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.

    Birdwatching  -  Including wood pigeons, tuis, fantails
    Views  -  Forest and ocean views
    Kayaking  -  Free use
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
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  • The Esplanade Hotel Auckland (Devonport) 17 rooms from £104

    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.

    Sights nearby  -  10 mins ferry ride to city centre
    Views  -  Devonport harbour and city views
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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  • Bay of Islands Beach House Bay of Islands from £112

    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.

    Active Holiday
    On the beach  -  Sullivans Beach
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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  • Russell Cottages Russell, Bay of Islands 15 rooms from £112

    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.

    Coastal
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated pool (seasonal)
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
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  • Waiheke Island Resort Waiheke Island 25 rooms from £117

    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.

    Birdwatching  -  Endangered kiwi
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • Dellows Waiheke Waiheke Island from £120

    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.

    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Birdwatching  -  Good birding near the hotel.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
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  • Great Ponsonby Art Hotel Auckland (Ponsonby) 11 rooms from £121

    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.

    Great walks  -  To local beaches
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
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  • Sugarloaf Lodge Matakana (1068 Leigh Rd) from £127

    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.

    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
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  • Hotel DeBrett Auckland 25 rooms from £130

    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.

    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Sights nearby  -  Short walk to Viaduct Harbour and Sky Tower
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Quirky  -  An experience!
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • Cordis Auckland Auckland 411 rooms from £135

    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.

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

    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.

    Sights nearby  -  Museum of Transport and Technology
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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  • Bed of Roses Bay of Islands 3 rooms from £142

    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.

    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Restrictions on children
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
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  • The White House Bay of Islands 3 rooms from £144

    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.

    Great walks  -  Okiato to Russell walkway, Cape Brett Walkway
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Back to Nature
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  • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Auckland 157 rooms from £157

    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.

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

    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.

    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
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  • The Beach House Kawau Island 11 rooms from £162

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

    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
    Kayaking  -  World-class kayaking on the nearby Kaituna River
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • QT Museum Wellington (Te Aro) 163 rooms from £145

    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).

    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.
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  • Enclosure Bay Waiheke Island 3 rooms from £189

    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.

    Views  -  Panoramic views of the Hauraki Gulf and its islands
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor spa pool
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
    Kayaking  -  Available locally.
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  • Tiki Tiki Ora Bay of Islands 3 rooms from £193

    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.

    Trekking
    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
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  • SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland Auckland 312 rooms from £194

    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.

    Spa
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • Huntaway Lodge Northland from £201

    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.

    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.
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  • Ohtel Wellington 10 rooms from £231

    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.

    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.
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  • Te Whau Lodge Waiheke Island from £239

    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.

    Views  -  Overlooking Putiki Bay
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Back to Nature
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
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  • Acacia Cliffs Lodge Lake Taupo 4 rooms from £241

    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.

    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
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  • Hamurana Lodge Rotorua 10 rooms from £267

    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.

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

    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.

    No pets
    Views  -  Out to Bay of Islands
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated saltwater
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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  • Flagstaff Lodge & Day Spa Bay of Islands 4 rooms from £283

    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.

    Golf
    Views  -  Across Russell to bay
    Restrictions on children
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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  • Hilton Auckland Auckland (147 QUAY STREET) 165 rooms from £286

    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.

    Views  -  Harbour and city views
    Sights nearby  -  Art galleries, museums
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • Lake Taupo Lodge Acacia Bay, Lake Taupo 6 rooms from £288

    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.

    Views  -  Overlooking Lake Taupo and the mountains
    Sights nearby  -  Geothermal parks, Waitomo Caves
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Back to Nature
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  • Breakfast on the Beach Lodge Waiheke Island 4 rooms from £316

    Boutique B&B on Waiheke Island off the coast of Auckland. Four clean, bright and spacious rooms with fresh flowers and wide sea views. Courtyard garden with hammocks and seating areas. Use of kayaks. Great island location.

    Views  -  Of Gulf Harbour
    Kayaking  -  Free access
    Swimming Pool  -  Spa pool
    Restrictions on children
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  • The Boatshed Waiheke Island from £332

    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.

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

    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.

    Local markets  -  Matakana Farmers’ Market & Country Park Market
    Kayaking  -  At Puhoi
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
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  • McHardy Lodge Napier (Hospital Hill) 6 rooms from £280

    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.

    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
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  • The Farm at Cape Kidnappers Hawke's Bay 23 rooms from £380

    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.

    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
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  • Greenhill Lodge Hastings, Hawke's Bay 5 rooms from £387

    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.

    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.
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  • Latitude 37 Auckland from £493

    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.

    Local markets  -  Minutes to Wynyard Quarter and seafood markets
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Treetops Lodge and Estate Rotorua (RD1) 12 rooms from £499

    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.

    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.
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  • Stamford Plaza Auckland Auckland 286 rooms from £560

    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 jacuzzi. Four restaurants and two bars. Ideal for exploring city's attractions and eateries.

    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
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  • Delamore Lodge Waiheke Island from £674

    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.

    Views  -  Overlooking Owhanake Bay out to Hauraki Gulf
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor heated infinity pool
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
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  • Paradise View Coastal Lodge & Retreat Northland from £731

    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.

    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
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  • The Kinloch Club North Island 20 rooms from £613

    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!

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • Huka Lodge Lake Taupo 25 rooms from £1102

    Charming and atmospheric 1920s fishing lodge-turned-luxury hotel with range of suites and self-catering cottages. Seventeen acre garden, open fireplaces, antique-filled rooms and private dining venues. Close to trout fishing. Perfect for the adventurous traveller seeking indulgence.

    Spa  -  In-room spa treatments available
    Fishing  -  40 rivers and streams nearby
    Swimming Pool  -  Swimming and spa pools
    Sights nearby  -  Huka Falls
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Fodors
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  • Eagles Nest Bay of Islands from £1468

    Five contemporary and opulent villas nestled on a private headland in the Bay of Islands. With private pools, saunas, gyms, kitchens, chefs, personal trainers and breathtaking views. Access to private beaches and opportunities to see rare native birds. Stunning exclusivity and NZ hospitality.

    Birdwatching  -  Estate home to rare NZ birds including North Island Brown Kiwi, North Island Weka and Korora
    Sights nearby  -  Russell minutes away, with range of a museum, galleries, shops, cafes and restaurants
    Outstanding location  -  75 acre private estate on headland with panoramic views of Bay of Islands
    Swimming Pool  -  Private inifinity swimming pools
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • Lake Okareka Lodge by lebua Rotorua

    Five star ultimate luxury lodge in Rotorua on tip of secluded peninsula. Three exclusive suites with private verandas, sleek modern furniture and top amenities. With a swimming pool, outdoor spa baths, a gym and library with a baby grand piano.

    Suites
    Views  -  Panoramic views of lake and mountain vistas
    Outstanding location  -  On tip of secluded penisula
    On the beach  -  Private beach
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