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New Zealand’s North Island is home to breathtaking landscapes, beautiful beaches, an enthralling Maori culture and many of the country’s top wine-producing regions. With Art Deco B&Bs, remote fishing lodges and relaxed beach hotels, the island’s accommodation options are fantastic. From Auckland — NZ’s largest city — to Wellington, glitzy Waiheke Island and superb Hawke’s Bay, our selection of the best places to stay on the North Island is bursting with long-time favourites and hip new additions to the hotel scene.
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The country's largest and most multicultural city, Auckland is the ideal starting point for most first-time visitors. The wonders of Waiheke Island, the Bay of Islands and Kawau Island are within easy reach, perfect for outdoorsy enthusiasts, foodies and trendy holidaymakers. Venture further north for the secluded landscapes of Northland, where you’d find striking beaches, as well as opportunities to hike, mountain bike, horse ride and sail.
Towards the heart of the North Island, you'll discover the cultural and adventure hotspots of Lake Taupo and Rotorua. Head south-east to the vineyards of Hawke’s Bay, where architecture fans will be thrilled to explore the well-preserved Art Deco buildings which line Napier’s streets, and feast on food and wine. Waterfront Wellington, to the south, is New Zealand’s pint-sized capital. Brimming with cultural attractions, it’s a wonderful destination for families, couples or friends.
Whether you’re dreaming of world-class wines, luxury estates with championship golf courses or heritage guesthouses in lively neighbourhoods, our pick of the best places to stay on the North Island really do have it all!
The Best Places to Stay on the North Island
For an Intimate B&B
- The Great Ponsonby Art Hotel is a charming historic B&B run by friendly Auckland locals. The 11 simple, attractive rooms feature bold painted walls with work by local artists. Stay here for the relaxed feel and the proximity to the cafés and boutiques of hip Ponsonby. Breakfasts are very generous.
- Waimahu Retreat is a boutique hideaway with just two bedrooms. Book both if travelling as a family or with friends, and enjoy big breakfasts with sea views from the terrace. A tranquil and inviting retreat, perfect for birdwatchers and keen walkers. Near Scandrett Regional Park.
- Waiheke Waterfront Lodge has just four sea-facing suites on Blackpool Beach. Pick this B&B for an indulgent break as a couple or book the whole house for a trip with friends. Breakfasts are delicious and the hot tub is very inviting. Intimate and stylish.
For City Style
- Rydges Auckland is large and very central, well-suited to business travellers eager to stay in the heart of the city. The 12 meeting rooms and conference facilities — with space for up to 200 guests — make this a top pick for product launches, work trips and city weddings. There's a gym, cocktail bar and good restaurant, too.
- Bolton Hotel is a brilliant business or leisure choice in the heart of Wellington's CBD. Expect swish rooms and suites, a swimming pool and delectable fare. Chef MacLean Fraser's gourmet dishes have made Artisan a foodie favourite. High teas and Sunday roasts are not to be missed.
- Clarence Hotel boasts ten boutique rooms in Tauranga's grand old post office. Savour Chef Perrin Yates’ creative farm-to-table fare at Clarence Bistro, or sip zingy cocktails at Bar Centrale. A bijou city pad, bistro and bar for fun-loving couples.
- Fable Auckland is an Art Deco gem, with splendid interiors featuring chandeliers, marble floors and velvet upholstery. Expect romantic rooms and suites, as well as a top-notch fine dining restaurant. Afternoon teas are a real treat, too. A couples' favourite for a hip city stay.
For Food & Wine Lovers
- Breckenridge Lodge offers five individually designed guestrooms, and an impressive focus on homegrown produce paired with Hawke's Bay wines. Foodies can savour five-course menus crafted by Chef Malcolm Redmond or hone their skills with cooking classes. Intimate and romantic.
- Craggy Range Cottages is a collection of nine beautifully appointed cottages nestled around the famed Craggy Range Winery. Choose this property for its cool, contemporary design, marvellous views of Te Mata Peak and gourmet restaurant. Wine lovers will adore the Cellar Door bar — a destination in itself.
- The Oyster Inn is an award-winning Waiheke Island bistro with a classic menu of fresh, seasonal ingredients created by chef-owner Josh Emett. With oysters delivered daily and shucked to order, you're in the right place for top-notch NZ food. The three rooms are gorgeous.
- Takatu Lodge & Vineyard offers four spacious suites on a working Tāwharanui Peninsula vineyard, just a few minutes' drive from Matakana. Foodies and wine lovers will adore tours & tastings at the vineyard, as well as delectable cuisine using produce from the lodge's own gardens. A restful luxury choice.
- The Manse features two light-filled suites channelling English country house decor. Set on a working farm bordering the Gimblett Gravels and Ngatarawa wine regions, the hotel also offers fishing and cooking classes with chef and co-owner Gary. A romantic escape for relaxed foodies.
- The Hotel Britomart is one of the coolest places to stay in Auckland. Contemporary suites boast epic views, there's chic private dining and hip Kingi Restaurant is a gem. Chef Tom Hishon uses sustainably caught seafood to create innovative dishes paired with North Island wines.
- Solitaire Lodge has nine indulgent suites set on a private peninsula on the shores of Lake Tarawera, close to Rotorua. Expect stunning views, thermal baths, five-course gourmet dinners and stacks of activities — from fishing and hiking to cultural tours and helicopter rides. Romantic and secluded.
- Greenhill Lodge promises four elegant, antique-filled rooms in a gorgeous 1890s-built residence close to Hastings. Pick this place for the 73 acres of grounds, the big free-standing baths and the courtyard pool. Don't miss the views from the 3-storey turret. Very romantic.
- Acacia Cliffs Lodge has special honeymoon packages for romantic couples eager to soak up striking sunsets from suites with expansive views, and to savour three-course dinners. With just four suites, this is a restful couples' escape in two hectares of private garden close to Taupo.
- Warblers Retreat is an intimate eco-lodge with just three rooms, nestled in the forest just 30 minutes from Auckland. Expect outdoor tubs, large terraces and a big saltwater pool. An idyllic wedding venue or honeymoon escape. Adults only.
For a Luxury Escape
- Wharekauhau Country Estate is a fabulous lodge with cottages and a three-bedroom villa overlooking Palliser Bay. Brilliant for a country escape as a couple or with friends and family, the lodge promises exceptional interiors and heaps of activities — including tennis, a spa, farm tours, hiking and cycling along 10 miles of Pacific coastline. Exquisite.
- The Farm at Cape Kidnappers fuses rustic charm with modern style to create chic suites — some with two-bedrooms — featuring panoramic views of the sea and the property's 6,000 acres of farmland. With walking trails, horse riding, cycling, a swimming pool, onsite spa and a great golf course, there's no shortage of activities for couples or families to try.
- Treetops Lodge & Estate offers a luxurious escape within a verdant forest. Choose from spacious villas or a self-catering apartment, and spend your days hiking, fishing and exploring. Foodies will adore the cooking school, home grown produce — from the lodge's 2,500 acre estate — and lessons in traditional Maori cuisine. A delight for guests of all ages.
- Kinloch Manor is a luxurious retreat with impeccable spa facilities and delicious home-grown cuisine. Boasting an 18-hole golf course and tennis court, as well as multi-bedroom cottages with epic views, this is a terrific holiday choice for sophisticated couples or groups of friends.
- The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs has 22 beautiful suites and multi-room residences. With 6000 acres of grounds, including one of the world's top 50 golf courses, tennis courts, a sumptuous spa and three private beaches, this is an idyllic escape for couples or families eager to unwind in Northland.
- Huka Lodge is a charming 1920s fishing lodge on the Waikato River, just downstream of Lake Taupo. Expect indulgent decor in the hotel, suites and self-catering cottages, as well as fabulous food and a refreshing sense of adventure. Set within 17 acres of gardens.
FOR AN APARTMENT OR HOLIDAY COTTAGE
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- Fly to Auckland Airport or to Wellington Airport. Other regional hubs include Rotorua Airport, Tauranga Airport and Hawke's Bay Airport. Continue your journey by train with Rail New Zealand, InterCity bus, or taxi.
- New Zealand is famously wonderful for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
- Travel during the spring or summer for the best weather, with temperatures peaking around 20-25°C between December and April. For a quieter trip and great deals, look at May or October-November, though these months will be cooler and showers more frequent.
STILL NOT SURE?
- Explore our list of all the best places to stay in Auckland.
- Alternatively, expand your search to see our pick of the best places to stay in the South Island.
- Or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.
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The Duke of Marlborough Hotel Bay of Islands, The Bay of Islands 38 rooms from £70Historic - The oldest licensed hotel in New Zealand, the Duke opened as a 'grog shop' in 1827Local exploring - In the heart of Russell, this is a great base for explorers and heritage buffsGreat walks - The annual Bay of Islands Walking Weekend takes place each October with 18 routes, and is based in RussellRestaurant - Expect delectable fare, with a focus on freshly caught seafood — including Waikare Inlet Oysters
Open since 1827, The Duke of Marlborough is a Russell institution — and the oldest licensed hotel in New Zealand. Renovated rooms are chic, there are two buzzy restaurant spaces and the waterfront location is fabulous. A landmark hotel for couples or families in the heart of town. See More
The State Hotel, New Plymouth New Plymouth 15 rooms from £77City Style - This hotel has a young, fun feel, with access to lively restaurants and chic designBoutique - A trendy boutique property bringing dark moody style with eclectic furnitureRestaurant - There are three different restaurants on site: Joe's Garage, Gover Street Bistro and State PastaGreat walks - Amble along the Coastal Walkway, which stretches 11km along the Taranaki coast
Old Oak Hotel Northland 6 rooms from £77Local exploring - The Old Oak is a great base for exploring Mangonui and New Zealand's northland regionMuseums - Take a trip to the open air Whaling Museum which charters the history of MangonuiGolf - Doubtless Bay features two golf courses within a 15 minute drive of MangonuiHistoric - Built in 1861, the Old Oak is a registered historic buildingRecommended 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
Naumi Hotel Auckland Airport Auckland (Māngere) 193 rooms from £80Families - Spacious suites, child-sized golf clubs and kid-friendly food make this a fun family choiceShort break - A funky airport hotel for a short stay in Auckland at the beginning or end of your tripSwimming Pool - There's nothing like a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool before or after a flight!Restaurant - Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or a coffee at trendy Paksa Restaurant.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Omaka Lodge Taumarunui, North Island 5 rooms from £80Country Escape - Set in mature gardens and overlooking the mountains, this is a tranquil rural retreatActive Holiday - The surrounding countryisde is perfectly primed for cycling and hiking enthusiastsGreat walks - Find miles of hiking and walking trails running through the surrounding countrysideSwimming 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
Park Hotel Auckland 60 rooms from £80No restaurant - Rooms come with kitchenettes, and there are a plethora of great restaurants nearbyFamily Suites - Two-bedroom Fantail suites are ideal for friends or families travelling togetherWalking distance restaurants - Savour a fantastic array of cuisine in some of Auckland's trendiest restaurantsCity Style - With up-to-the-minute technology and chic contemporary design
King and Queen Hotel Suites New Plymouth 28 rooms from £80Foodies - The property has access to nine restaurants (some it co-owns) from award winning Social Kitchen to Ozone Coffee RoastersCity Style - A collection of architecturally inspired suites offering contemporary living in the heart of the cityGreat walks - Walk the New Plymouth coastal walkway and see the Wind WandSurfing - There are a number of renowned surf beaches nearby
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
The Convent Hotel Auckland (Grey Lynn) 22 rooms from £88Local exploring - Brilliant for an off-the-beaten-track exploration of Auckland's creative neighbourhoods, filled with shops & brunch spotsDesigner Shopping - Explore the artsy boutiques of Grey Lynn, Ponsonby & K-Road, or the designer shops of Lower Queen StreetClose to nightlife - 10 minutes walk from K-Road, famed for its bars, clubs, pubs, karaoke & gay clubsGroups - Book the two-bedroom Sacristy or Mother Superior for a fabulous group tripRecommended by - Tablet
An eclectic boutique hotel housed in a former convent in the artsy Grey Lynn neighbourhood. Expect exposed brick walls, big cosy beds and retro furnishings in 22 rooms & suites — some with space for families or groups, kitchenettes & private terraces. The gourmet Ada Restaurant is superb. Very hip. See More
Wai Hou Oma Lodge Dargaville, Northland 4 rooms from £88Back to Nature - Moments from Kai Iwi Lakes, a 538-hectare reserve brimming with wildlife - ideal for outdoorsy typesFamilies - The two-bedroom Tui Suite is perfect for families, and kids will love the outdoor activitiesSights nearby - Matakohe Museum and Waipoua Forest are particular standoutsGreat walks - 25 minutes to Ripiro Beach, NZs longest beach
Relaxed 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
Ohaupo Olives Hamilton (RD1 Ohaupo) 3 rooms from £88Country Escape - A homely rural escape in the Waikato region, with charming hosts and beautiful surrounding countrysideValue chic - Lovely boutique accommodation at exceptionally reasonable pricesGreat walks - There are amazing walking tracks throughout the Waikato district, fit for a range of fitness levelsFishing - Spend a day fishing for trout on Lake Taupo
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 wine and stories. See More
The Narrows Landing Hamilton (RD2 Tamahere) 15 rooms from £89Weddings - Well suited to weddings with striking event spaces in a picturesque forested settingBusiness meetings - Various spaces are specifically designed for conferences and meetingsGreat walks - Explore the surrounding countryside and forests on long walksKayaking - Go kayaking and canoeing on the Waikato River
Both a B&B and an impressive conference and wedding venue, this rural retreat is well-equipped for groups as well as individual travellers. Airy rooms offer private balconies and indulgent bathrooms. Boasting a choice of chic contemporary event spaces and experienced staff, this is a smart stay. See More
U Residence Hotel Wellington 13 rooms from £97Close to nightlife - Spend evenings at the lively waterfront restaurants and bars of Oriental Bay and Courtenay PlaceValue chic - Great value for longer stays or families and groups keen to cook for themselvesFamilies - With two-bedroom apartments available this is a perfect choice for familiesMuseums - Stroll across the road to fascinating Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand
A cosy 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
Villa Walton Matamata, North Island 4 rooms from £99Boutique - Beautiful interiors mix the building's original features, such as tiled fireplaces, with bold contemporary patternsCountry Escape - The perfect country escape with mature gardens, traditional interiors, and farm animals wandering aroundGroups - With just four rooms this is a great option to rent out in its entirety for a small groupGreat 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
Powderhorn Chateau North Island 32 rooms from £99Families - With various categories of rooms from family suites to apartments, this is an ideal choice for those travelling with childrenActive Holiday - With two national parks at your disposal there is an endless choice of outdoor pursuitsGreat walks - The Tongariro National Park has an endless supply of world-class hiking and walks to completeRestaurant - Choose between the Matterhorn Grill or the Powderkeg restaurants
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
Trinity Wharf Tauranga Tauranga 122 rooms from £100Weddings - A striking venue for a minimalist, contemporary wedding with expansive viewsBusiness meetings - Airy function rooms are ideal for conferences and business meetingsOutstanding location - Stunning waterfront location overlooking the Bay of PlentyViews - Wonderful views over the Bay of Plenty
An urban retreat on Tauranga waterfront 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 - also good for events. See More
Sofitel Wellington Wellington 129 rooms from £1005* Luxury - You can expect 5 star luxury here with little touches like BOSE sound systems and top notch toiletriesCity Style - A luxury offering bringing some French art de vivre to New Zealand's capitalGreat walks - Take a leisurely stroll through Wellington Botanical Gardens, climb Mount Victoria for amazing views - or take the Cable Car!Restaurant - The Jardin Grill is a delight for keen foodies
Bolton Hotel Wellington 139 rooms from £100Foodies - Experience fine-dining inspired by traditional Kiwi cuisine and headed by an award-winning chefCity Style - A sleek five-star with lavish suites and impeccable serviceSights nearby - Right in the middle of the CBD so close to the Parliament building, excellent shopping and a short walk from the waterfrontGreat 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
Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort Rotorua (Holdens Bay) 30 rooms from £101Spa breaks - Offering a New Zealand Cultural Spa Experience using the geothermal muds of Rotorua & Mirimiri healing practices of the MaoriRestaurant - Mokoia Restaurant specialises in using indigenous New Zealand herbs and spicesGreat walks - Forested trails surround the lake, great for birdwatching as you walkFishing - Trout fishing in Rotorua is some of the best in the world
Waitakere Resort & Spa Auckland, North Island 28 rooms from £102Spa breaks - Wairua Day Spa offers a wide range of organic spa treatments and spa retreats can be arranged prior to bookingShort break - Located just half an hour from the city centre of Auckland this is a convenient spot for a weekend escapeBack to Nature - Set within Auckland's Waitakere Ranges rainforestGreat 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
Kawau Lodge Kawau Island 3 rooms from £103Back to Nature - In picturesque surroundings on Kawau Island, this is a top spot for nature enthusiasts and birdwatchersBirdwatching - Listen out for tui, fantails, wood pigeons and kiwis during the day and eveningViews - Expect impressive forest and ocean panoramas from guest rooms and the deckKayaking - Head out to explore on one of the lodge's kayaks
A striking modern lodge tucked amidst the forest on Kawau Island's North Cove. Rooms are fresh and airy with a shared kitchen and sitting room. The eco-lodge offers birdwatching, scenic hikes, kayaking and sailing excursions. One for nature lovers or big groups looking to escape together. See More
Parehua Resort Martinborough 28 rooms from £106Groups - Woodland Cottages have space for up to 4 guests, and come with kitchens and private hot tubs — great for group tripsWine tasting - Sign up for an excursion with the Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tour to sample wines of the regionGreat walks - Enjoy a hike along the picturesque Tora Coastal Walk or the Patuna ChasmCountry Escape - An ideal rural escape in the heart of the Martinborough Wine Country
The Royal Hotel, North Island Featherston, North Island 11 rooms from £84City Style - Set in a heritage property in the heart of the charming town of Featherston, book this hotel for local city styleFoodies - With a cosy restaurant within the hotel serving classic British cuisine, foodies are well-catered to hereSights nearby - Visit the lighthouse at Palliser Bay, a wild stretch of cliffs and rocks on the coast. Keep your eyes out for native fur sealsTraditional
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
Bay of Islands Beach House The Bay of Islands from £112Families - Multi-room apartments with self-catering facilities are great for relaxed family tripsBeach Life - Superb location right on Sullivans Beach and with a private beach areaActive Holiday - Swim, paddle, sail or fish in the waters surrounding PaihiaDiving - Try diving and snorkelling with Paihia Dive
Family-friendly self-catering apartments with fabulous views overlooking Sullivans Bay in the Bay of Islands. With ensuite rooms, private balconies and BBQ areas, just a short walk from Paihia's restaurants and shops. Use of dingy, sea kayaks and lifejackets for watersports enthusiasts. See More
M Social Auckland Auckland 190 rooms from £115City Style - With high-end tech, contemporary design, and exemplary service this is a chic city stayFamilies - Pick a Tribe Room for interconnecting double and twin rooms - perfect for familiesFoodies - Beast & Butterflies prides itself on creating delicious Pacific-inspired fareRestaurant - Beast & Butterflies Restaurant specialises in dishes highlighting the exotic flavours of the Pacific Rim
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
Waiheke Island Resort Waiheke Island 25 rooms from £117Tennis - The resort's tennis court is brilliant for family games or an afternoon knock-about with friendsBirdwatching - Spot endangered kiwis and all manner of endemic birds on the grounds and nearby protected areasRestaurant - Dine in style with gourmet NZ cuisine, local wines and views of the Hauraki GulfSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool with panoramic views
A collection of chic apartments and studios on a hillside just five minutes from Palm Beach. Expect spacious, modern rooms and private outdoor seating areas with sea views. Highlights include a bar, restaurant, pool, hot tub, tennis court, conference facilities and an 18-hole mini-golf course. See More
The Martinborough Hotel Martinborough 20 rooms from £92Local exploring - Explore the wineries, bars and restaurants that Martinborough is famous for during your stay, with easy access from this hotelCountry Escape - Set in an idyllic village renowned for its proximity to excellent vineyards, book this hotel for an authentic country getawayRomantic Break - Offering spacious, comfortable guestrooms and a stylish bistro bar, book this hotel for a relaxing couples' breakGreat walks - Do the Patuna Chasm walk, a spectacular walk through the bush, a limestone chasm and the Ruakokoputuna river
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
Clarence Hotel Tauranga 10 rooms from £120Foodies - Taste Chef Perrin Yates' delectable NZ fare in the Clarence Bistro, or Italian delights at the Bar CentraleLandmark - The property occupies the grand old Post Office building in the centre of townRomantic Break - With just ten sophisticated suites, this is a hip spot for a romantic breakSurfing - Mt Maunganui and Papamoa are the local go-tos for keen surfers
A chic bistro with ten contemporary suites set in the 1905-built post office, just a short walk from Tauranga Waterfront. The restaurant serves modern European dishes in a relaxed setting and there's also a bar offering cocktails & Italian fare. For fun-loving couples, friends and foodies. See More
Great Ponsonby Art Hotel Auckland (Ponsonby) 11 rooms from £121Village - Set in Ponsonby urban village, one of Auckland's oldest districtsHideaway - A tranquil, intimate choice for a relaxing Auckland experienceHistoric - A renovated 1898 wooden villa with heaps of charmGreat walks - Stroll to local beaches and explore funky Ponsonby on foot
Porters Boutique Hotel Hastings (Havelock North) 42 rooms from £125Families - Adjoining rooms and nanny services are available plus there's plenty of in-house entertainment for childrenCity Style - Chic rooms are elegant and classic with walk-in showers and some with private balconyFishing - Fly-fish in tranquillity with Grant Petherick Fly Fishing toursBirdwatching - Good birding near the hotel.
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
Sugarloaf Lodge Matakana (1068 Leigh Rd) from £127Great walks - Follow the 5km walkway from Matakana to Omaha, or walk from Omaha to Tawharanui at low tideLocal markets - Visit Matakana Farmers Market to pick up top-notch fresh produce each SaturdayBirdwatching - Spot pheasant, duck, tui, plover, kingfisher and heron, amongst other birdsViews - Across the wine country and out to the Hauraki Gulf
Arcadia Lodge Bay of Islands, The Bay of Islands 6 rooms from £130Total relaxation - A charming historic house for unwinding with welcoming hosts over blissful breakfasts & in spacious suitesRomantic Break - Hide away in the Tautoru Studio, which has a private deck, separate entrance & cosy coastal feelBirdwatching - Spot two of New Zealand’s rarest birds – the North Island Brown kiwi & the North Island weka, and myriad othersSailing - Head out with Rick & Robyn on Phantom Sailing, or take a bigger boat to Urapukapuka Island & Hole in the Rock
A gorgeous collection of luxurious rooms, suites and a two-bed cottage overlooking spectacular Matauwhi Bay. Gather for chef-owner Peter's gourmet breakfasts of garden-grown ingredients on the terrace, explore Russell on foot, sail or sip a glass of NZ wine on your private deck. A heritage delight. See More
Hotel DeBrett Auckland 25 rooms from £130Restaurant - DeBretts Kitchen serves fresh, seasonal fare in a striking yet relaxed setting. Don't miss High Tea!Families - Families are well catered for,with Deluxe and Loft Suites sleeping up to four guestsCity Style - The fusion of retro and Art Deco pieces creates a fresh, fun feelSights nearby - It's just a short walk to Viaduct Harbour and Sky TowerRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Tequila Sunrise B&B RD2 Napier 4 rooms from £133Active Holiday - There's plenty to do locally between the wineries, the beaches and the tropical forestGroups - With just four rooms this is an ideal choice for groups, who can book the whole placeGreat walks - There are beautiful walks starting straight from the property's front doorViews - Admire magnificent views of Hawke's Bay and Napier city from the gardens
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
Cordis Auckland Auckland 411 rooms from £135Restaurant - Eight Restaurant offers an interactive dining experience with eight kitchens offering distinct international cuisinesLocal exploring - Close to Auckland's boutiques, galleries and museums. The ideal base for exploring the city.Bar - Our Land Is Alive celebrates New Zealand's best produce with signature cocktails and bitesSpa - The Chuan Spa offers a wide range of spoiling treatments
Andelin Guest House Auckland (Devonport) 5 rooms from £106Local exploring - Find plenty to do in the area from beaches to charming restaurants, plus Auckland Ferry Terminal is just minutes awayGreat walks - Spend a lazy afternoon strolling through Mt Cambria Reserve, stopping for a picnicSights nearby - Hop on the ferry for the 10 minute journey into central AucklandFull 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
Fable Auckland Auckland 79 rooms from £140City Style - An elegant grand dame of a property right in the heart of the cityGreat walks - Climb One Tree Hill for panoramic views, or hike along the coastal path beyond the city limitsRestaurant - Cooke’s Restaurant & Bar serves delicious gourmet cuisine using local ingredientsRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Rydges Auckland Auckland (Kingston Street) 267 rooms from £148Conference facilities - Multiple conference and event spaces for meetings, product launches or weddingsRestaurant - The CUT Restaurant & Bar specialises in modern New Zealand cuisinePrivate dining room - The Rimu Room seats up to 20 guestsSights nearby - Close to the Museum of Transport and Technology
A minimalist urban 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, this is a good business or holiday choice. Facilities include a restaurant, gym and rooftop space with cocktail bar. See More
Lake Karapiro Lodge Waikato, North Island 5 rooms from £148Active Holiday - The surrounding countryside provides the perfect grounds for outdoor pursuits - from hiking to golf, there's plenty to do hereCountry Escape - Remote and tranquil, this rustic lodge commands a spectacular rural location ideal for a quiet escapeGolf - There's an unbelieveable choice of 35 courses in the Waikato Region aloneViews - 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
Wairua Lodge Whitianga, North Island 5 rooms from £116Hideaway - With just a handful of cosy guestrooms, a nightsky spa and treetop hot tub, book this hotel for a charming hideaway holidayRomantic Break - The location, discreet guestrooms and excellent facilities make this hotel ideal for a secluded romantic getawayBack to Nature - Set in the heart of the New Zealand rainforest, this hotel makes a unqiue back-to-nature retreatKayaking - 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
Pullman Auckland Auckland 340 rooms from £150City Style - Set in one of Auckland's most prestigious districts, shopping, nightlife and fine dining are on your doorstepTotal relaxation - An array of spa & wellness treatments in partnership with VOYA allow for indulgent relaxationSights nearby - As well as the city's museums and galleries, Auckland's bay area and islands offer a range of things to doSea Views - The hotel itself offers some of the city's most dramatic and indulgent sea-views and scapes
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
The Hotel Britomart Auckland (Britomart) 99 rooms from £155Foodies - Congregate at the Chef's Table for delectable gourmet fare paired with local winesEco - New Zealand's first Five-Green-Star build, with impressive eco-credentialsRestaurant - Kingi specialises in fresh seafood and seasonal produceCity Style - A soulful contemporary property showcasing NZ designRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
A fabulous design hotel with impressive eco-credentials in the up-and-coming Britomart area. Foodies, romantics and lovers of great interiors will delight in this soulful spot. Contemporary suites boast epic views, there's chic private dining and hip Kingi Restaurant is a gem. See More
Paku Palms Coromandel Peninsula, North Island 2 rooms from £155Beach Life - Located a stroll from Tairua beach or a short drive to popular Hot Water Beach and Cathedral CoveHideaway - Book the apartment, which comes with a kitchenette, for complete seclusionSurfing - Catch some waves on the nearby Pauanui surf beachViews - 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
Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Auckland 157 rooms from £157Spa - The Sofitel Spa is a highlight, with restorative and rejuvenating treatmentsRestaurant - La Marée fuses French flavours with top New Zealand produceWatersports - Kayaking, sailing and boat trips are moments awayBar - Sip signature cocktails at the Champagne Bar
Cobden Garden B&B Napier (Bluff Hill) 3 rooms from £123Local exploring - Whether interested in culture, food and wine, nature and wildlife or something more active, there's plenty to explore locallySights nearby - Stroll down the Marine Parade Rotary Walkway to the National Aquarium, enjoying the vista across the deep green Pacific OceanViews - Rooms on the upper floor have great views both of the harbour and mountainFishing - The Hawke’s Bay region has a great diversity of fishing opportunities
Whakaipo Lodge Taupo, Lake Taupo 2 rooms from £158Groups - With just two rooms this is a good option to book out in its entirety for small groupsEco break - A carbon neutral stay — this is the perfect choice for the eco-consciousCountry Escape - A secluded and scenic spot set close to Taupo and the lakeSailing - 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
The Crown Hotel Napier Napier (Ahuriri) 39 rooms from £127Local exploring - Overlooking the stunning waterfront in historical seaside village Ahuriri, Napier, with sun, sea and landscape on your doorstepGreat walks - From coastal strolls through to multi-day walks around Lake Waikaremoana, Hawke’s Bay is a walkers paradiseRestaurant - Milk and Honey Restaurant sits within the hotel complex and offers elegant yet casual diningFishing - Hawke's Bay is home to some of New Zealand's best fishing and hunting
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
Henley Hotel Cambridge, North Island 14 rooms from £165Weddings - A gorgeous venue for a classic wedding, the hotel offers 3 sensational wedding packages & can host up to 200 guestsOther Activities - Play croquet or pétanque, or pick a spot within the expansive grounds for a picnic with champagneCountry Escape - Set in 29 acres of private park-like grounds, this grand mansion offers an ideal rural escapeSpa - Treatment rooms, indoor heated pool, yoga studio, sauna, spa pool & sun terrace....
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
Russell Cottages Russell, The Bay of Islands 7 rooms from £167Families - Families will appreciate the multi-room cottages with self-catering facilities, as well as the shared pool and playgroundSelf catering - Full kitchen and laundry facilities are available in each cottage, plus there's access to a BBQLocal exploring - The cottages are a short stroll from the wharf, restaurants, cafes and two beachesGreat walks - Full Circle – Bay of Islands Walkway is a scenic 4.5 hour walk
SO/Auckland Auckland 130 rooms from £172Local exploring - Set right in the heart of Auckland with shops, restaurants and major sights nearbyCity Style - Join the hip crowd at the rooftop bar and enjoy the fashion-inspired designRestaurant - Harbour Society offers high-end cuisine focusing on sustainablity under the expert eye of Chef Marty KindleysidesSpa - SO/Spa offers a wide range of treatments including Himalayan Detox therapies, urban detox facials...
Astelia Lodge Rotorua (Horohoro) 2 rooms from £172Hideaway - A tranquil escape for couples eager to kick back with a glass of wine in natural surroundingsMountain biking - Use the hotel's mountain bikes to explore the Redwoods trails on two wheelsCountry Escape - Set in the countryside, great for keen walkers and mountain bikersFishing - Take fishing trips on the lake and nearby rivers to catch rainbow or brown trout
A cosy 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
The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands Bay of Islands, The Bay of Islands 4 rooms from £175Back to Nature - Escape to nature in this secluded spot with wonderful views of the islands and native rain forestGroups - Sleeping up to eight guests, this is a great choice for a small groupSwimming Pool - Infinity plunge pool and surrounding deck with wonderful viewsGreat 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 picture-frame windows letting the surrounds take centre stage. Home-cooked food focuses on healthy dining paired with excellent wines. A chic stay. See More
Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel Rotorua 35 rooms from £140Local exploring - Near the foodie area, one block from the lake, 5 minutes stroll from the centre and a 10 minute drive to many attractionsSights nearby - The Art Deco style Blue Baths, noted for their embrace of mixed sex bathing in the 1930s, remain open todayLakeside - Rotorua is a city on the southern shores of Lake Rotorua, in the Bay of Plenty regionKayaking - 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
Mangapapa Hotel Hastings (Havelock North) 12 rooms from £182Foodies - Head Chef Seonwang Kim follows a 'paddock to plate' philosphy — foodie guests are encouraged to tour the aromatic kitchen gardenWine tasting - Hawke’s Bay is home to some of NZ's top wineries: take tours & tastings at Craggy Range, Te Mata, Elephant Hill and BlackbarnSpa breaks - The Sanctuary offers a comprehensive range of treatments plus there's a sauna, jet spa, yoga sessions and much more!Weddings - A beautiful venue for an elegant wedding with superb cuisine in a historic location
With 12 opulent rooms & suites in the original 1885-built homestead & surrounding cottages, this is a wonderful luxury hotel for a restorative spa break, complete with delectable cuisine, a swimming pool & tennis court. Fuses all the mod-cons with heritage charm in a striking Hawke's Bay setting. See More
QT Wellington Wellington (Te Aro) 163 rooms from £145Other Activities - Great base for events such as the biennial New Zealand International Arts Festival and biennial Wellington Jazz FestivalCity Style - This creative hub is the epitome of cool luxury – high tech, sophisticated spaces and fun for foodiesMuseums - Close to Te Papa (the Museum of New Zealand), The Great War Exhibition and Wellington MuseumRestaurant - Dine at Hot Sauce or Hippopotamus after drinks in the Lobby Lounge
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
Woodhouse Lodge Matakana 18 rooms from £190Country Escape - Set on 100 acres of private land on the Kourawhero Estate, this is a top spot for adventurers or those eager to unwindRomantic Break - Private villas with big bathtubs for two make this a wonderfully romantic spotKayaking - Kayaking and boat trips with Matakana River Tours are brilliant for active nature enthusiastsLocal markets - Held every Saturday morning, the Matakana Farmers' Market showcases top-notch local produce
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
SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland Auckland 312 rooms from £194Restaurant - 14 cafés, bars & restaurants include The Grill, MASU and Gusto at the GrandSwimming Pool - The hotel boasts a 25-metre lap pool, as well as a sauna & spa poolSpa - Enjoy rejuvenating treatments at East Day SpaSailing - Can be booked nearby.
InterContinental Wellington Wellington 236 rooms from £200City Style - A luxurious city hotel with swish modern interiors, a fabulous swimming pool, gym and gourmet diningSwimming Pool - Wellington's largest indoor hotel swimming poolGreat walks - Amble along the Wellington Waterfront & Clyde Quay Boat Harbour, taking in the sightsRestaurant - Chameleon Restaurant uses the freshest local ingredients in its delicious dishes
A swish, 5-star city hotel with 236 contemporary rooms and suites — some with multiple bedrooms. Facilities include the city's largest indoor swimming pool, a well-equipped gym, cocktail bar & chic restaurant. With meeting spaces aplenty, this is also a top business choice. 200m from the coast. See More
Plume Villas Matakana 20 rooms from £202Families - Two-bedroom Kingfisher Suites and the three-bedroom Kiwi Suite are great for families or groupsFoodies - Combine flavoursome organic dishes with world-class Matakana wines at Plume RestaurantRestaurant - Expect gourmet fare at Plume Restaurant, whilst Plume Café is great for breakfast or coffeeGreat walks - Follow hiking trails in superb regional parks: Mahurangi, Scandrett and Tawharanui
A collection of 12 chic one-, two- and three-bedroom villas near Matakana village. Contemporary and comfortable, villas have kitchens, sitting rooms & private decks. There's a great restaurant, café, bar & cellar door onsite. Kids will love the swimming pool. For foodies, friends & families. See More
Hawthorne House Hastings 4 rooms from £208Wine tasting - Use the Hawke's Bay Wine Growers map & Peter and Paul's recommendations to personalise your tours & tastingsLocal exploring - A laid-back spot close to Hastings, and the terrific food & wine of Hawke's BayShort break - A glorious countryside B&B for an artsy weekend away from NZ's bigger citiesGreat walks - Take a walking tour of Hastings with the Art Deco Trust
A seriously stylish B&B run by two keen art collectors in a historic house close to Hastings. Four inviting rooms feature big cosy beds, modern bathrooms & original artwork — plus some have private decks. Savour breakfasts with homemade jam & eggs from the hens, before wine tastings & art tours. See More
Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel Rotorua (Kawaha Point) 9 rooms from £216Families - Book the two-bedroom Garden Suite Retreat as a family & spend days at the pool, playing croquet or out on the lakeShort break - Popular with couples or families stopping for a night in Rotorua as part of a longer journeySailing - Family-friendly sailing lessons at Rotorua Yacht Club are brilliant for young visitorsRestaurant - Duke's Bar & Restaurant serves contemporary Pacific cuisine with striking lake views
A nine-room hotel on the banks of Lake Rotorua, the Black Swan has glitzy contemporary interiors with big cosy beds and bathtubs. Dine on gourmet Pacific cuisine, relax in the pool, or play croquet & pétanque as a family. The jetty & private beach are ideal for active days of fishing & sailing. See More
Villas Waiheke Waiheke Island 5 rooms from £230Wine tasting - Batch Winery and Peacock Sky Vineyard are 500 metres away — perfect for tours and tastingsViews - Panoramic views overlooking Waiheke Island and the Hauraki Gulf from a hilltop locationGreat walks - 21 acres of native bush, the villas offer walking and biking tracks aplentyGroups - Book a two-bedroom villa for a fun weekend with friends
Five cool, contemporary one- and two-bedroom villas nestled within 21 acres of grounds, with outstanding views. Stylish and spacious interiors boast designer furnishings, luxury linens & fully equipped kitchens. A fun weekend option for friends or couples looking to hide away together. See More
Little Donkey Bay The Bay of Islands 1 rooms from £230Hideaway - Off the beaten track, guests emerge from a hidden alleyway to the secluded grounds, with their own stretch of private beachBeach nearby - As well as their private stretch, guests have easy access to popular Long Beach and a nearby naturist beachHoneymoons - A private oasis for romantic couples - complete with outdoor freestanding baths. A honeymoon dreamOutstanding location - With unparalleled sea views over the bay, in leafy and secluded settings, a short walk from Russell
Franklin 38 Auckland (Ponsonby) 4 rooms from £230Local exploring - Well positioned in the upmarket area of Ponsonby offering easy access to the city's main attractionsRomantic Break - Chic & spacious suites are ideal for couples' tripsLocal markets - The Ponsonby area is filled with trendy shops and eateries, best explored on footSurfing - For surfers, Piha Beach offers black sand and wild surf
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 cafés are just a stroll away. See More
Ohtel Wellington 10 rooms from £231Local exploring - Overlooking Chaffers Marina and within walking distance of the main cultural attractions, bars and restaurants.Close to nightlife - Courtenay Place comes alive at night, with buzzing bars and clubs along the waterfrontRestaurant - Brunch is served daily at The Pantry, using produce from local suppliersMuseums - The fascinating Te Papa Museum is a 5 minute walk away
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
Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort Pauanui, North Island 48 rooms from £186Back to Nature - Nestled in native bush on the Coromandel Peninsula, book this hotel for an authentic back-to-nature retreatLocal exploring - Set in a beautiful natural location close to Pauanui Beach, there is lots to explore local to this hotelRomantic Break - With charming private chalets and a romantic restaurant, book this hotel for your next couples' getawayGreat 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
Hotel Fitzroy by Fable Auckland (Grey Lynn) 10 rooms from £240Romantic Break - Book a Superior Suite & unwind in the original house with big breakfasts, masages and complimentary wine & canapésCity Style - A chic city pad with just ten boutique rooms & suites with king-sized beds & contemporary interiorsGreat walks - Take a guided walking tour of Auckland's coolest neighbourhood with Auckland Walking Tours or Walk Ponsonby with LouiseSights nearby - Go shopping in trendy Ponsonby, which also has hip bars & eateries
Curated by the acclaimed Fable group, this sumptuous boutique hotel offers ten exquisite suites in a heritage manor & modern annexe. A top spot for well-heeled couples or friends eager to enjoy gourmet breakfasts & whisky nightcaps in the art-filled library. Ideal for exploring hip Ponsonby. See More
Acacia Cliffs Lodge Lake Taupo 4 rooms from £241Honeymoons - A romantic hideaway for honeymooners, who will be treated to sunset drinks and a three-course dinnerBack to Nature - A quiet, restful choice with panoramic lake views and verdant gardensRestaurant - Stephanie and Neil create delicious breakfasts as well as innovative evening meals on requestBirdwatching - Species in the two-hectare garden include tuis, bellbirds, fantails
Intimate boutique 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. Owner-run and offering great cuisine. See More
Waimahu Retreat Matakana 2 rooms from £244Boutique - A small property with an eclectic mix of contemporary design mixed with antiques and artwork from the hosts' travelsHideaway - A place to come and unwind, set in a secluded spot with views of the sea, islands and surrounding countrysideShort break - Located just an hour from Auckland, this is the perfect spot for a weekend getawayBirdwatching - 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
Hamurana Lodge Rotorua 10 rooms from £267Country Escape - 15 minutes from Rotorua, the hotel is set in 15 acres of leafy groundsTennis - Play tennis in the hotel gardens - the team can provide equipmentSights nearby - Rotorua town and lake are 15 minute drive awaySwimming Pool - Outdoor pool with decking for sunbathing
Craggy Range Cottages Hastings (Havelock North) 9 rooms from £209Foodies - Head Chef Casey McDonald create delectable dishes using seasonal Hawke’s Bay produce paired with Craggy Range winesRomantic Break - With fine-dining, wine tasting, and secluded luxury accommodation, this is perfect for a romantic breakWine tasting - Taste a selection of Craggy Estate wines and learn about how they are producedFishing - Go fishing or kayaking along the Tukituki River
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
Paihia Beach Resort and Spa Hotel The Bay of Islands 21 rooms from £272Families - Two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and private terraces are great for familiesDiving - Take a day trip with the resort's experienced dive staff and marvel at the Pacific Ocean's biodiversityRestaurant - The Glasshouse Kitchen & Bar features rom the Middle East, South Asia & Kiwi classicsGreat walks - Guided walking tours of Russell are ideal for discovering NZ's history
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
Hilton Auckland Auckland (147 QUAY STREET) 165 rooms from £286Restaurant - FISH showcases New Zealand's fresh and fabulous seafood in a swish settingSwimming Pool - The outdoor swimming pool has impressive harbour viewsSights nearby - The Cloud convention center, New Zealand Maritime Museum, and downtown Auckland are within a 10-minute walkViews - Gorgeous views of Auckland Harbour & the city
Lake Taupo Lodge Acacia Bay, Lake Taupo 6 rooms from £288Back to Nature - A relaxed lodge offering outdoorsy activities galore, and a restful sense of immersion in natureArchitectural - Designed by NZ architect Garry Dennison, inspired by Frank Lloyd WrightViews - Overlooking Lake Taupo and the mountains, just along the bay from townFishing - Some of the world's best fly fishing in Lake Taupo and surrounding rivers
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
Parohe Island Retreat Kawau Island 14 rooms from £290Back to Nature - An inviting wellness retreat for guests looking to reconnect with nature through yoga, hikes, watersports and plant-based foodPrivate villas - Book the two-bedroom villa if travelling as a group, or hide away in the honeymoon cottageGroups - Great for group retreats or special occasions with friends — including small weddingsOrganic food - The restaurant specialises in plant-based dishes using local, seasonal ingredients
An easy-going wellness retreat with cabins and a two-bedroom villa on Kawau Island, Parohe encourages guests to unwind in blissful natural surroundings. Enjoy daily yoga classes, scenic hikes, rejuvenating treatments and delicious plant-based cuisine. Restorative, calming and very stylish. See More
Waiheke Waterfront Lodge Waiheke Island 4 rooms from £297Boutique - Chic boutique interiors are contemporary in design with inspiration taken from the coast and natureShort break - Located just 35 minutes from downtown Auckland, this is ideal for a coastal weekend escapeBeach Life - The hotel organises day trips and picnics on secluded beachesRestrictions on children - Children older than 12 are welcome. This is a great pick for couples or friends
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
The Oyster Inn Oneroa, Waiheke Island 3 rooms from £234Restaurant - An award-winning bistro, headed by chef-owner Josh Emett and specialising in local, sustainable fareBeach Life - With ocean views and fresh seafood, this hotel makes the perfect base for a quiet beach breakRomantic Break - The laid-back atmosphere at this island bolt-hole is perfect for a relaxed romantic escapeFoodies - Savour delicious Waiheke Island produce, accompanied by local wines
Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant Waiheke, Waiheke Island 5 rooms from £330Foodies - Savour gourmet international fare in the Mudbrick Restaurant, or NZ meats, cheeses and seafood at Archive bistroWine tasting - 45 minute Cellar Door wine tastings or private vineyard tours are a highlight of staying on a vineyardGreat walks - Waiheke Island's hills are criss-crossed with walking routes, and there's lots to see in nearby OneroaViews - Panoramic views across Waiheke Island to the sea are gloriousRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
A luxurious collection of cottages and villas on a world-class vineyard with an acclaimed restaurant and modern bistro. Expect chic interiors and a romantic feel, plus panoramic island views. For keen foodies and wine lovers or those dreaming of an idyllic wedding or celebration location. See More
The Boatshed Waiheke Island 5 rooms from £332Beach Life - Beach gear is provided, including shade umbrella, sun hats, beach bag, sand mat and sunscreenGood wine list - Wines from Waiheke's world class wineries are pared with local produceRestaurant - The hotel prides itself on creating dishes using ingredients from their own veggie patch, as well as freshly caught seafoodViews - Panoramic ocean views are hugely impressive — especially from the Watertower RoomRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Fodors
970 Lonely Bay North Island 4 rooms from £340Honeymoons - With two honeymoon suites & a fully equipped and picturesque wedding suite, this is the perfect wedding or honeymoon destinationBoutique - Just 4 rooms make up this luxury B&B with all the amenities of a hotel yet the charm and bespoke touches of something smallerCountry Escape - A short walk from the private beach on the beautiful coast of Cook's Beach, an idylic countryside escapeBeach Life - Just 200 yards from the beach, enjoy views of the sea from rooms and balconies
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
Takatu Lodge & Vineyard Matakana (RD6) 4 rooms from £346Foodies - Savour gourmet dishes using produce from the Matakana area & ingredients from the lodge's gardens, with Takatu's own wineDiving - Goat Island Marine Reserve offers striking diving for beginners and experienced underwater explorersRestaurant - Big cooked breakfasts and daily menus of specials matched with Takatu wines are a real treatLocal markets - Matakana Farmers’ Market & Country Park Market are fantastic
Charming lodge built with natural wood, stone and marble set in the heart of a working vineyard. Suites 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
Greenmantle Estate Hotel North Island 8 rooms from £350Romantic Break - An ideal romantic retreat for couples seeking quiet, comfort and tailored experiences together in the peaceful countrysideTotal relaxation - The property has great facilities for such a small hotel, with excellent pool and gym facilities and luxury roomsBack to Nature - Enclosed by lush forests on the delightful Kapiti Coast, an area famed for its natural scenery and wildlifeCountry 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
McHardy Lodge Napier (Hospital Hill) 6 rooms from £280Local exploring - Enjoy the attractions of Napier and Hawke’s Bay- wineries, Art Deco Heritage, the Gannet Colony and golf at Cape KidnappersWeddings - The ideal venue for an intimate wedding party or for bridal party preparationsSights nearby - Stroll down the Marine Parade Rotary Walkway to the National Aquarium, enjoying the vista across the deep green Pacific OceanFishing - The Hawke’s Bay region has a great diversity of fishing opportunities
Luxury boutique lodge close to the Boardwalk Beach and Napier Port. Elegant rooms feature polished wooden floors, antiques, rich hues and indulgent bathrooms (some with free-standing baths). Featuring a pool and billiards room. An 1890s residence which will delight romantics and history buffs. See More
Breckenridge Lodge RD3 Napier 4183 5 rooms from £370Foodies - Chef Malcolm Redmond creates dégustation menus using local produce and paired with regional winesRestaurant - Gourmet five-course dinners with daily changing menus and many ingredients grown in the lodge's organic kitchen gardenGreat walks - Napier is the Art Deco capital of the world - take a guided walking tour to learn about the townCooking classes - Hone your skills with an expert-led cooking class, showcasing the hotel's homegrown produce
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
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers Hastings (Te Awanga) 23 rooms from £380Families - Kids will adore the swiming pool, discovery walks, shepherding and Can-Am off-roadingActive Holiday - A beautiful resort with golf course, spa and thousands of acres of groundsGolf - Private, award-winning 71-par golf courseBirdwatching - Cape Kidnappers is the home of the largest mainland gannet colony in the worldRecommended 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 the property, as well as birdlife. Family-friendly rural retreat. See More
Greenhill Lodge Hastings (RD4) 4 rooms from £387Romantic Break - With just four elegant rooms and suites, this is a wonderful choice for a romantic tripHistoric - Built in the 1890s, Greenhill has a long history and heaps of characterBack to Nature - Set on 73 acres of grounds, perfect for birdwatchers and walkersViews - Viewing turret overlooks the gardens and Te Mata Peak
Marino Ridge Waiheke Island 3 rooms from £408Wine tasting - Visit top-notch wineries, including Man O War, Passage Rock & Awaroa — on one of the world's most famous wine-making islandsGreat walks - Walk along Onetangi beach, through Watters Glen to Hekerua Bay, or amble along the private bush track for the Church Bay loopActive Holiday - From golf to horse riding, sailing to heli-fishing, the team can organise all sorts of exciting outdoorsy activitiesRomantic Break - Romantic packages include a bottle of bubbly on arrival and a gourmet dinner for two at nearby Mudbrick Vineyard
An ultra-modern ridge-top villa with 3 minimalist suites boasting private terraces and panoramic views. Highlights include gourmet breakfasts, a swimming pool, cocktail terrace, hot tub and massage room. A romantic choice for lovers of chic contemporary design. Also available for exclusive bookings. See More
Warblers Retreat Auckland 3 rooms from £345Romantic Break - Offering complete seclusion, outdoor baths and terraces, this is the perfect romantic escapeWeddings - A beautiful spot for an intimate wedding, planned with the help of celebrant BarbCountry Escape - An eco-lodge surrounded by beautiful and luscious native bushBarefoot Luxury - For total relaxation.
A small (yet perfectly formed) eco-lodge set in native rainforest only 30 minutes from Auckland. Offering just three rooms with outdoor baths and chic contemporary design, this is a romantic nature lovers' dream. There's also a saltwater pool, fire pit and tranquil terraces for birdwatching. See More
Omana Luxury Villa Waiheke Island 4 rooms from £466Wine tasting - Destiny Bay Vineyard, Batch winery, Stonyridge Vineyard & Tantalus Estate are all nearby for tours & tastingsTotal relaxation - With mesmerising views from big bathtubs and private terraces, this is the ideal spot to kick back and relaxHideaway - Each villa sleeps two guests, perfect for a blissful romantic hideawayArchitectural - Designed by highly regarded New Zealand architect Pete Bossley
Four modern, architecturally designed one-bedroom villas in a superb coastal location, with 4 hectares of gardens & a private beach. Offering kitchenettes, private decks & big bathtubs, these are glorious for couples looking to unwind in blissful surroundings. Close to wineries & watersports. See More