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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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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- 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.
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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 furnitureGreat walks - Hop on to the Coastal Walkway which stretches 11km along the Taranaki coastRestaurant - There are three different restaurants on site to choose from!
The State Hotel offers 15 trendy suites in the heart of New Plymouth. Individually styled rooms are all dark and moody, offset with contemporary artwork and eclectic furniture. Downstairs there's a choice of a cafe and two lively restaurants next door. A hip boutique stay. See More
Old Oak Hotel Northland 6 rooms from £77Local exploring - The Old Oak is a great base for exploring New Zealand's far north.Surfing - Surf in the crystal clear Pacific water off Taupo BayRestrictions on children - Children older than 8 are welcomeViews - Lovely harbour viewsRecommended 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
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
Haka Hotel Suites Auckland 60 rooms from £80Walking distance restaurants - Enjoy the flavours and delights of 100 eateries from a 5 star restaurant to Auckland's edgiest cafes & ethnic restaurantsConcierge - Not only will the concierge organise everything during your stay they will also sort all your onward travel for no costCity Style - With up-to-the-minute technology, chic contemporary design and a very efficient concierge serviceSights nearby - Located in the trendy K'Road area but within easy walking distance of Downtown and Ponsonby
A sleek hotel offering smart accommodation in the heart of the city. Minimalist rooms feature well-designed kitchenettes, luxury bathrooms and ocean-view terraces. With a concierge service that will pander to your every whim and fancy from activity bookings to UberEats, this is a tough one to beat. See More
King and Queen Hotel Suites New Plymouth 28 rooms from £80City 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 nearbyDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.
A collection of chic individually-styled suites in the heart of New Plymouth. The sleek design is both contemporary yet homely. The best rooms feature in-room roll-top bathtubs and all have terraces with epic city views. No restaurant but a vast range of trendy dining options very close by. See More
The Narrows Landing Hamilton (RD2 Tamahere) 15 rooms from £65Weddings - Well suited to weddings with a number of event spaces and a picturesque settingBusiness meetings - Various spaces are specifically designed for conferences and meetingsGreat walks - Explore the surrounding countryside on long walksRestrictions on children - Adult only
Both a B&B and a conference and wedding venue, this rural retreat is naturally well equipped for groups but also for individual travellers too. Light rooms offer private balconies and indulgent bathrooms. Boasting a choice of chic contemporary event spaces and experienced staff. A smart stay. See More
Hotel Grand Windsor Auckland 70 rooms from £85City Style - An elegant grand dame of a property right in the heart of the cityRestaurant - Cooke's restaurant serves delicious dishes that are intended for sharing.Great walks - Get out the city and spend the day hiking along the coastal pathRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
An elegant art deco hotel built in the 1920s and, having undergone a refurbishment, still offering one of Auckland's smartest stays. Decadent rooms feature chandeliers, marble flooring, and velvet furnishings. Complete with a fine-dining restaurant and easy access to the city's main attractions. See More
Wai Hou Oma Lodge Dargaville, Northland 5 rooms from £88Great walks - 25 minutes to Ripiro Beach, NZs longest beachSights nearby - Matakohe Museum, Waipoua ForestLakeside - Minutes from Kai Iwi LakesLocal markets - Good for local colour.
Luxury lodge set in 7 acres of gardens and orchards only minutes from water sport haven Kai Iwi Lakes. Four separate lodges sleeping up to 6 people, with kitchen and dining facilities. Breakfast included, and additional meals prepared with fresh produce such as vegetables grown on site. See More
Ohaupo Olives Hamilton (RD1 Ohaupo) 3 rooms from £88Local exploring - Well placed to access Waikato, with wonderful walking country, Maori culture, and Lake Taupo all to explore nearbyCountry Escape - A homely rural escape, with charming hosts and beautiful surrounding countrysideValue chic - Lovely boutique accommodation at exceptionally reasonable pricesGreat walks - There are many amazing walking tracks throughout the Waikato district with something to suit all fitness levels
Ohaupo Olives boasts 3 boutique suites in a secluded spot on a picturesque olive farm. The chic accommodation is simply designed with white-on-white style and large floor-to-ceiling windows. A spacious terrace offers spectacular views and the hosts are always happy to share some wine and stories. See More
Te Whare Ma Northland, Bay of Islands 3 rooms from £95Groups - With just three rooms this is a great option for small groups to rent out in its entiretyActive Holiday - From ocean to mountains, there's a host of outdoor pursuits in the regionSailing - Charter a boat and spend a day exploring the coastlineSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
A family-run boutique B&B offering just three rooms in rural Kerikeri. The accommodation is simple and contemporary with whitewashed walls and indulgent bathrooms. Sliding glass doors lead onto private terraces overlooking the large pool. A homely base to explore the region from. See More
U Residence Hotel Wellington 13 rooms from £97Local exploring - Well positioned in the heart of the city, with most attractions reachable on foot.Families - With two-bedroom apartments available this is a perfect choice for families
A boutique apartment hotel located in the heart of Wellington. Accommodation options vary from queen studios to two-bed apartments. The self-catering apartments are bright and contemporary and offer spectacular city views from their terraces. A convenient and well-priced city bolt-hole. See More
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 £100Views - Wonderful views over the Bay of PlentyOutstanding location - Stunning waterfront locationSwimming Pool - Outdoor infinity poolSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Sofitel Wellington Wellington 129 rooms from £100City Style - A luxury offering bringing some French art de vivre to New Zealand's capitalGreat walks - Take a leisurely stroll through Wellington Botanical GardensRestaurant - Recommended.
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 £101Restaurant - Local menu specialising in the use of indigenous New Zealand herbs and spicesLakeside - On Lake RotoruaSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolLocal markets - Good for local colour.
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 fly 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 £103Birdwatching - Including wood pigeons, tuis, fantailsViews - Forest and ocean viewsKayaking - Free useSailing - Can be booked nearby.
The Esplanade Hotel Auckland (Devonport) 17 rooms from £104Sights nearby - 10 mins ferry ride to city centreViews - Devonport harbour and city viewsLocal markets - Good for local colour.Boutique
Peppers Parehua Martinborough 28 rooms from £106Country Escape - Surrounded by vineyards and picturesque countryside this is an ideal rural escapePrivate Hot Tub - Book a Secluded Villa or Woodland Villa for your private outdoor cedarwood hot tub.Great walks - Enjoy a hike along the picturesque Tora Coastal WalkViews - Panoramic views over the Wairarapa Wine region
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 Bay of Islands from £112Active HolidayOn the beach - Sullivans BeachViews - Great views from hotelSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Russell Cottages Russell, Bay of Islands 15 rooms from £112CoastalSwimming Pool - Heated pool (seasonal)Local markets - Good for local colour.Great walks - Good for walkers.
Self contained 1,2,3 and 4 bedroom cottages in historic village of Russell in Bay of Islands. With full kitchen and laundry facilities and outdoor decking areas. Kids playground, outdoor swimming pool (seasonal) and conference room. Good value, contemporary and comfortable. See More
Waiheke Island Resort Waiheke Island 25 rooms from £117Birdwatching - Endangered kiwiHideaway - Tranquil and intimate.TennisRestaurant - Recommended.
Chic apartments and studios with kitchen facilities on Waiheke Island, five minutes from Palm Beach. Spacious rooms, modern furnishings and private outdoor seating areas with sea views. With a bar, restaurant, pool, hot tub, tennis court and conference facilities. For a relaxing island getaway. See More
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 - sample the chef's exemplary European menu in a relaxed bistro settingSurfing - Mt Maunganui and Papamoa are the local go-tos for keen surfersFull of characterRestaurant with rooms
A chic bistro with ten contemporary suites set just a short walk from Tauranga Waterfront. The restaurant serves modern European dishes in a relaxed setting and there's also a bar that serves up Southeast Asian street food. The suites have fun contemporary design complete with modern art. See More
Great Ponsonby Art Hotel Auckland (Ponsonby) 11 rooms from £121Great walks - To local beachesHideaway - Tranquil and intimate.
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 childrenActive Holiday - Hawke's Bay is known for its adventure activitiesFishing - Fly-fish in tranquillity with Grant Petherick Fly Fishing toursRestaurant - Recommended.
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 £127Birdwatching - Pheasant, duck, tui, plover, kingfisher and heronLocal markets - Matakana Farmers MarketGreat walks - Brick Bay sculpture bayViews - Out to the Hauraki Gulf
Hotel DeBrett Auckland 25 rooms from £130Families - Families are well catered for in either the Deluxe or Loft Suites which can each sleep up to four.Sights nearby - Short walk to Viaduct Harbour and Sky TowerDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.Quirky - An experience!Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Wonderful bright and colourful rooms with a retro edge and eclectic mix of modern furniture and local art. Situated in Auckland's central hub close to galleries, restaurants and great shopping. Nearby gym and massage facilities. Laid back and family friendly, with babysitting services available. See More
Tequila Sunrise B&B RD2 Napier 4 rooms from £133Groups - With just four rooms this is an ideal choice for groups wanting to rent out a place in its entiretyActive Holiday - There's plenty to do locally between the wineries, the beaches and the tropical forestGreat walks - There are beautiful walks starting straight from the property's front doorViews - The property enjoys magnificent views over both bay and city
A small contemporary B&B commanding spectacular ocean views and backed by thick tropical forest. The four bedrooms are spacious and chic with sliding doors leading out onto the garden. A large terrace features a professional BBQ, best used and enjoyed with the property's own wines. See More
Cordis Auckland Auckland 411 rooms from £135Local exploring - Close to Auckland's boutiques, galleries and museums. The ideal base for exploring Auckland.Restaurant - Eight restaurant offers an interactive dining experience with eight kitchens all offering a different cuisineSights nearby - Auckland Domain Park and the Auckland Art Gallery are both easily accessibleSpa - Chuan Spa offers a wide range of spoiling treatments
Large and classy, modern hotel with five-star service levels. Family-friendly, and with a unique dining concept. Offering a gym, rooftop pool and luxury spa as well as a classic cocktail bar and modern bistro. Complimentary shuttle to Auckland waterfront. A chic urban stay. See More
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 and take 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
Rydges Auckland Auckland (Kingston Street) 267 rooms from £138Sights nearby - Museum of Transport and TechnologyLocal markets - Good for local colour.Restaurant - Recommended.
M Social Auckland Auckland 190 rooms from £112City Style - With high-end tech, contemporary design, and exemplary service this is a chic city stayFamilies - Pick a tribe room which is made up of interconnecting rooms, a double and a twinRestaurant - Beast & Butterflies Restaurant specialises in dishes highlighting the exotic flavours of the Pacific RimDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.
A slick hotel in an ideal position on Auckland's vibrant waterfront. Light rooms feature floor to ceiling windows with ocean views, some have in-room baths and there's all the high-tech gadgets you'd expect. The acclaimed restaurant serves creative dishes and the bar some punchy drinks. See More
The White House Bay of Islands 3 rooms from £144Great walks - Okiato to Russell walkway, Cape Brett WalkwayBack to NatureSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorFishing - Excellent fishing nearby.
Kaimai Country Lodge Katikati Bay of Plenty, North Island 3 rooms from £147Country Escape - Occupying a scenic rural spot overlooking the Bay of Plenty, this is the perfect location for a rural hideawayShort fly break - Set just a two hour drive from Auckland, this is a great choice for a weekend escapeBirdwatching - There are lots of birds to be spotted including kingfishers, swallows, fantails and tuiGreat walks - Walk through pristine native bush in the Kaimai Ranges or hike to Orakawa Bay
A small contemporary lodge offering spectacular views across the Bay of Plenty. The three rooms have a Scandi-chic feel with pale wood cladding, picture-frame windows, spacious modern bathrooms and private terraces. Just two hours from Auckland, this is a perfect rural getaway. See More
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 - Extensive brochure of spa and wellness services 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 doRestaurant - Fantastic restaurant on site, open 7 days from 6am - 10:30pm
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
Briarwood Wairarapa, North Island 3 rooms from £150Local exploring - A tranquil stay in the heart of Greytown with easy access to adventure activities in the surrounding countrysideBoutiqueFull of characterTraditional
A charming small boutique hotel set in a heritage building in the heart of Greytown. Four individually styled suites are spacious, yet cosy, filled with floral motifs, sink-into beds and antiques. Surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens this is a tranquil base to explore the region from. See More
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 £157Great walks - Walking and jogging routes from hotelSwimming Pool - 20m indoor heated lap poolSights nearby - Maritime MuseumLocal markets - Good for local colour.
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 OceanFishing - The Hawke’s Bay region has a great diversity of fishing opportunitiesSeaside - Very close to Napier Port
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
Kokohuia Lodge North Island 1 rooms from £160Romantic Break - Enjoy an intimate stay with a significant other with a bathtub built for two in this private and isolated lodgeCountry Escape - Escape from the rigours and distractions of everyday life here, amid the treetopsBack to Nature - A splendidly isolated escape in a glorious natural paradiseSights nearby - The nearby Hokianga Harbour offers attractive views over the bay and lush forests
This one-room lodge overlooking a sumptuous and verdant South Island vista is a fully modern, sustainable and eco-conscious slice of heaven for couples seeking splendid isolation in resplendent natural surroundings, all off the grid. Wake up to epic mountain views before spending a day in nature. See More
The Beach House, Kawau Island Kawau Island 11 rooms from £162Birdwatching - Trips to bird sanctuary of Tiritiri MatangiRestaurant - Free range food philosophyHideaway - Tranquil and intimate.Remote - Off the beaten track.
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 paradiseFishing - Hawke's Bay is home to some of New Zealand's best fishing and huntingRomantic - Good for couples.
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 £165Country Escape - This grand country mansion, set in beautifully manicured gardens, makes an idyllic rural escapeSpa - Treatment rooms, indoor heated pool, yoga studio, sauna, spa pool & sun terrace....Restaurant - Gourmet dining using an estate to plate ethos with delicious seasonal menusSwimming Pool - Indoor pool
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
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 designSpa - SO/Spa offers a wide range of treatments including Himalayan Detox therapies, urban detox facials...Restaurant - Harbour Society offers high-end French cuisine from Michelin Starred chef, Marc de Passorio.
Astelia Lodge Rotorua (Horohoro) 2 rooms from £172Country Escape - A secluded and homely lodge set in picturesque countryside, perfect for a rural hideawayLocal exploring - A secluded spot, although it is only 15 minutes from Rotorua's attractionsArt Classes - The property organises weekend photography coursesGreat walks - Take a stroll in the nearby Redwoods
A homely lodge set in picturesque countryside just a short distance from Rotorua. Rooms feature wood-panelled walls, beamed ceilings, sink-into beds and sliding glass doors leading into the garden. The breakfasts are an indulgent affair and the hosts ever hospitable. A charming rural hideaway. See More
The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands 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 the picture-frame windows letting the surrounds take centre stage. Homecooked food focuses on healthy dining paired with excellent wines. A chic stay. See More
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
QT Museum Wellington (Te Aro) 163 rooms from £145City Style - This creative hub is the epitome of cool luxury – high tech, sophisticated spaces and a paradise for foodiesDesigner - An explosion of colour and texture at Wellington’s new design-driven hotelViews - Great views from hotelLively - Hip and happening.
With an emphasis on cool quirky design and curated artworks all over the walls, this riverside hotel is the latest in hip luxury. Has gourmet dining with stunning river views and a choice of trendy bars. It is just 8 minutes' walk from the beach and is opposite Te Papa (the Museum of New Zealand). See More
Enclosure Bay Waiheke Island 3 rooms from £189Views - Panoramic views of the Hauraki Gulf and its islandsSwimming Pool - Outdoor spa poolKayaking - Available locally.Boutique
Bright, modern and comfortable boutique B&B on Waiheke Island with panoramic stunning views of the Hauraki Gulf and its islands. Rooms have air conditioning and private terraces, plus an outdoor spa pool. Close to wineries, walks and marine life. You may even see dolphin or orca from your suite. See More
Woodhouse Lodge Kourawhero, Warkworth, North Island 18 rooms from £190Swimming Pool - OutdoorOutstanding locationHouse party feel - Be prepared to meet people.Hideaway - Tranquil and intimate.
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
Tiki Tiki Ora Bay of Islands 3 rooms from £193Sights nearby - 4km from historic Russell town, with museum, restaurants, cafes and craft galleriesViews - Mountain and sea views across the baySecluded setting - For escaping.Full of character
SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland Auckland 312 rooms from £194Restaurant - Three restaurants include The Grill, MASU and Gusto at the GrandSpaSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Five star luxury hotel in Auckland's CBD with decor inspired by the hills and colours of Auckland. Spacious and airy rooms with views over the harbour, as well as a fitness centre, spa and three restaurants. Babysitting services available. Perfect for a weekend city stay. See More
Tarawera Heights Rotorua 3 rooms from £199Romantic Break - For those who want complete seclusion and a beautiful setting, this is an ideal choice for a romantic escapeActive Holiday - From the lakes to the mountains, the Tarawera area provides the perfect backdrop for an active stayFishing - The region is a fisherman’s dream with trophy trout to be had year round on the lakes, rivers and streamsViews - Spectacular panoramic views over the surrounding countryside
A collection of 3 spacious self-catering suites boasting spectacular views from their vast terraces over Lake Tarawera. Interiors are simply designed with fully equipped kitchens, luxury bathrooms, and simple minimalist style. With activities aplenty in the area, this is an ideal rural escape. See More
Huntaway Lodge Northland from £201Restaurant - Ethically sourced food including line caught seafood and locally sourced meat and poultryViews - Out to Pacific Ocean as far as Cavalli IslandsBirdwatching - Including native owl and tuiSwimming Pool - Outdoor infinity spa pool
Contemporary, bright, comfortable luxury Lodge with Pacific Ocean views to the Cavalli Islands. Food ethically sourced, seasonal and local, organic toiletries and commitment to sustainable practices. With outdoor spa pool and landscaped gardens. Great for a country escape. See More
Donkey Bay Inn Bay of Islands 4 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, as well as a naturist beach further downBack to Nature - The grounds are abound with lush vegitation, brave guests can get back to nature on the nearby naturist beachCountry Escape - Escape to the rugged and beautiful coastlines of the Bay of Islands
With just 4 rooms, the Donkey Bay Inn is an exclusive and intimate seaside hideaway. The property casts an eco-conscious eye over its energy usage, and the living rooftop and gardens is a nice added touch. Interiors are bright and funky and the property even boasts its own private beach. Very chic. See More
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 attractionsSurfing - For surfers, Piha beach offers black beaches and wild surfRestrictions on children - Adult onlyAdult Only
A chic boutique guesthouse set in the smart area of Ponsonby. Offering four spacious suites decorated in monochrome hues with modern art and luxurious bathrooms. Indulgent breakfasts are served in the dining room and Ponsonby's restaurants and cafes are just a stroll away. See More
Ohtel Wellington 10 rooms from £231City Style - Traditional craftsmanship meets sleek modern design in this sophisticated Wellington boutique in the exclusive Oriental Bay.Local exploring - Ideal location, overlooking Chaffers Marina, within walking distance of the main cultural attractions, bars and restaurants.Great walks - Head down to the nearby beach for an evening stroll.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
A boutique, design hotel on Wellington's seafront promenade. Strong Fifties and Sixties influence - rooms are scattered with chic furniture and have a sophisticated feel. With only ten bedrooms, the place feels intimate and welcoming. Popular communal dining evenings and good local knowledge. See More
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
Acacia Cliffs Lodge Lake Taupo 4 rooms from £241Birdwatching - In 2 hectare garden species include tuis, bellbirds, fantailsViews - Of Lake Taupo, Mount Tauhara and the Kaimanawa RangesGreat walks - Mapara Native Bush TrackLocal markets - Maori cultural tours
Boutique and intimate lodge with stunning location on Acacia cliffs ensuring great views over sparkling Lake Taupo. Four neutral-toned modern suites, with floor to ceiling glass windows, tiled bathrooms and private terraces. Two hectare garden with varied birdlife. Close to Mapara Native Bush Track. See More
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 fly 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 £267Views - Views of Lake Rotorua and Mokoia IslandSights nearby - Rotorua 15 minute drive awayRestrictions on children - Must be 12 or overSwimming Pool - Outdoor
Craggy Range Cottages Hastings (Havelock North) 9 rooms from £209Foodies - The restaurant uses local organic produce in creative dishes inspired by traditional cuisine (well paired with house wines)Country Escape - A unique experience to stay on a remote and award-winning vineyard with spectacular views and wines to enjoy that withRomantic Break - With fine-dining, wine tasting, and secluded luxury accommodation, this is perfect for a romantic breakGreat walks - Take long walks through the scenic estate
A unique wine and food experience set in a remote location in picturesque Hawke's Bay. Individual cottages are contemporary and light and feature private pools, terraces (designed to sip a glass of wine on), and wood-burning stoves. The restaurant is superb and wines award-winning. See More
Paihia Beach Resort and Spa Hotel Bay of Islands 21 rooms from £272No petsRestaurant - Poolside, seasonal menuViews - Out to Bay of IslandsSwimming Pool - Heated saltwater
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 £286Views - Harbour and city viewsSights nearby - Art galleries, museumsRestaurant - Recommended.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Lake Taupo Lodge Acacia Bay, Lake Taupo 6 rooms from £288Views - Overlooking Lake Taupo and the mountainsSights nearby - Geothermal parks, Waitomo CavesLakeside - Lake TaupoDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.
Luxury lodge set in three and a half acres of wild bush on North Island's Lake Taupo. Bright, spacious and elegant suites with king size comfy beds and spa baths, private patios and great lake views. Close to Taupo volcanic hot springs, great fly fishing and Waitomo Caves. See More
Quail Lodge North Island 2 rooms from £290Country Escape - In a semi-rural community, the 2 acres of land offer a peaceful countryside feel, just a short drive from the city of AucklandHideaway - Out in the suburbs, guests can enjoy access to the city or the country in a modern, well equipped home all to themselvesRomantic Break - Here, couples can enjoy full run of the house and extensive garden with a poolGreat walks - The surrounding countryside offers gentle walks through pleasant countryside
A modern property with expansive gardens and patios. The two bedrooms are bright and contemporary with plush double beds and a kitchen and living area which opens out into the spacious grounds. The garden offers a pool, BBQ facilities and a wealth of lounging spaces. A perfect hideaway. See More
Waiheke Waterfront Lodge Waiheke Island 4 rooms from £297Boutique - Chic boutique interiors are contemporary in design with inspiration taken from the coast and natureShort fly break - Located just 35 minutes from downtown Auckland, this is ideal for a coastal weekend escapeBeach Life - The hotel organises days spent on secluded beaches along with a picnicGreat walks - There are walking maps for both bush and beach that you can borrow
A sleek contemporary waterfront B&B situated on Waiheke Island. The four smart suites are spacious and light with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the garden and indulgent modern bathrooms. Dotted across the property are terraces to enjoy a glass of Waiheke wine. A chic spot for an island break. See More
The Oyster Inn Oneroa, Waiheke Island 3 rooms from £234Foodies - Foodies will love the hotel restaurant, with excellent local and international dishes plus regional wine pairingsBeach Life - With ocean views and fresh seafood at the inn, 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 breakKayaking - Try your hand at sea kayaking during your stay on the island; ask your hosts for tips on local providers
This boutique hotel is nestled in the heart of Waiheke Island, a short ferry from downtown Auckland. Guestrooms are bright and simple, with whitewashed beams and louvred shutters. Sample fresh seafood - including the hotel's namesake oysters - at the charming restaurant and bar. See More
Te Whau Lodge Waiheke Island from £325Views - Overlooking Putiki BayRestrictions on childrenSailing - Can be booked nearby.Local markets - Good for local colour.
Contemporary boutique lodge with panoramic views across Putiki Bay, and access to a private beach. Rooms are modern, elegant, light and spacious and all have a private deck with table and chairs. Fresh breakfast from ingredients grown in garden. Close to wineries, beaches and great walks. See More
The Boatshed Waiheke Island 5 rooms from £332Restaurant - Waiheke food - fresh organic produce, some grown in gardensOn the beach - Sits above white sandy beach of OneroaViews - Panoramic ocean viewsSailing - Can be booked nearby.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Fodors
970 Lonely Bay North Island 4 rooms from £340Honeymoons - With 2 honeymoon suites and 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, or under a sun umbrella
A romantic and tranquil lodge located in Whitianga, tucked away amid rolling hills and a minute's stroll from the quiet and idyllic Cooks Beach. The chic boutique interiors are all white-on-white design with roll-top baths and large terraces to enjoy the views. An intimate choice for a rural break. See More
Takatu Lodge & Vineyard Matakana (RD6) 4 rooms from £346Local markets - Matakana Farmers’ Market & Country Park MarketKayaking - At PuhoiTennisFishing - Excellent fishing nearby.
Charming lodge built with natural wood, stone and marble set in the heart of a working vineyard. Rooms have private outdoor decks, floor to ceiling windows, open log fires and comfy beds. Eco friendly and close to great walks, wineries and local markets. A relaxing country escape. See More
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 the 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 in easy distance of the Boardwalk Beach and Napier Port. Elegant rooms feature polished wooden floors, antiques, rich hues and indulgent bathrooms (the best of which have free-standing baths). Featuring a pool and billiards room. A relaxing base to explore the scenic region. See More
Breckenridge Lodge RD3 Napier 4183 5 rooms from £370Foodies - Five course dinners are served using local produce and paired with regional winesRestaurant - Gourmet 5 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 townRestrictions on children - Children over 13 are welcome
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 £380Golf - Private, award winning golf courseFamiliesBirdwatching - Cape Kidnappers is the home of the largest mainland gannet colony in the worldGreat walks - Variety of trails including forest, ocean and cliff walksRecommended 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) 5 rooms from £387Views - Viewing turret 3 storey's high looks across gardens and Te Mata PeakBack to Nature - Set on 73 acresSwimming Pool - OutdoorRemote - Off the beaten track.
Warblers Retreat Auckland 2 rooms from £345Romantic Break - With complete seclusion, outdoor baths and terraces to sip wine on, this is the perfect romantic escapeCountry Escape - An eco-lodge surrounded by beautiful and luscious native bushGreat walks - Walk straight from the property through dense bush with natural springs and waterfallsBirdwatching - Spot native species right from your terrace
A small (yet perfectly formed) eco-lodge set in native bush only 30 minutes from Auckland. Offering just two rooms boasting outdoor baths and chic contemporary design. Large lounges are complete with fully functioning kitchens (partially stocked) and centred around a large outdoor pool. See More
Latitude 37 Auckland from £493Local markets - Minutes to Wynyard Quarter and seafood marketsViews - Great views from hotel
Treetops Lodge and Estate Rotorua (RD1) 12 rooms from £499Spa - Authentic styles of Maori treatment and healing using natural, locally sourced ingredientsOutstanding location - 2500 acres of native forest and game reserve, seven trout streams and four lakesRestaurant - Local and organic produce where possibleGreat walks - Over 70km of hiking trails
A luxurious Lodge set in the heart of an eco-forest, with a range of self-catering accommodation choices. Large spacious rooms with timber and stone finishes, local art on walls and open fireplaces. Range of activities on offer including hunting, fishing and guided cultural walks. See More
Stamford Plaza Auckland Auckland 286 rooms from £560Restaurant - 4 onsite resturants serving local and international foodSwimming Pool - IndoorLocal markets - Good for local colour.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.
River Birches Lodge Turangi, Lake Taupo 4 rooms from £466Families - With a self-catering cottage available for exclusive hire, this hotel has great options for family accommodationLocal exploring - Set on the banks of Lake Tongariro, there is plenty to explore local to this hotel, from fishing to hikingRomantic Break - With a tranquil setting and charming guestrooms, book this hotel for a romantic riverside breakFishing - Go fly fishing on the river during your stay; staff at the hotel can organise everything you need, from equipment to guides
This boutique lodge offers accommodation on the southern edge of Lake Taupo. Contemporary, well-appointed guestrooms are cosy and relaxing, with understated, luxury interiors; the self-contained cottage is perfect for groups. Enjoy fly fishing on the lake during your stay. See More
Poronui Lodge Taupo, Lake Taupo 11 rooms from £503Families - All the packages available at the hotel are child-friendly and can be offered without parent supervision, great for familiesCountry Escape - Set in a beautiful natural setting on a plateau above the Taharua River, this hotel makes a unique escape to the countryActive Holiday - This hotel has a huge range of activities on offer, from mountain biking to fly fishing and shootingGreat walks - Explore the trails surrounding the hotel on a guided walk, learning about the indigenous flora and fauna
This luxury sporting lodge is located in Taharua Valley on New Zealand’s North Island. Guest accommodation is spread across the Lodge, Blake House private villa and the Safari Camp, offering spectacular river views. Take a fly fishing trip after walking the many country trails. See More
Peppers on the Point Rotorua 15 rooms from £515Active Holiday - There are excellent options for active guests at this hotel, with great walks nearby plus boating, fishing and tennisRomantic Break - With homely interiors and an idyllic setting on North Island, book this hotel for a peaceful romantic breakCountry Escape - Set on the lakeside in Rotorua, this hotel makes a charming escape to the countryTennis - Enjoy a leisurely hit of tennis or a gruelling match (tennis racquets and tennis balls are provided)
This charming lakeside hotel is housed in a restored 1930s mansion in Rotorua, on New Zealand's North Island. The classic guestrooms have homely soft furnishings and spectacular views. A range of lake retreat activities complete the experience, from boating to fishing and even tennis. See More
Delamore Lodge Waiheke Island 5 rooms from £674Views - Overlooking Owhanake Bay out to Hauraki GulfSwimming Pool - Outdoor heated infinity poolSailing - Can be booked nearby.Local markets - Good for local colour.
Boutique lodge with spectacular cliff top location overlooking Owhanake Bay. Modern and luxurious rooms with floor to ceiling windows, private courtyards and uninterrupted bay views. Close to wineries, olive oil tastings, scenic walks and unspoilt beaches. Ideal for a romantic getaway. See More
Paradise View Coastal Lodge & Retreat Northland from £731Birdwatching - Species in area include dotterel, variable oystercatcher, reef heron and grey heronsGreat walks - Waipu Heritage Trail, Robert Hastie WalkwayOutstanding location - In Brynderwyn Hills overlooking Bream BaySwimming Pool - Salt water, ecologically friendly
Luxury Lodge sleeping six people and separate Keeper's Cottage sleeping two, with full kitchen, dining and laundry facilities. In house chef prepares tailored menus using fresh ingredients grown on five acre property. With spa and outdoor salt water pool. Perfect for families and groups. See More
Kinloch Manor Lake Taupo 20 rooms from £613Local exploring - Explore the nearby national park on day hikes past active volcanoesActive Holiday - Practice golf or tennis at the on-site golf course and courtFoodies - Delicious, local farm-to-table cuisineGreat walks - Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing for spectacular volcanic scenery, ice-cold mountain springs and jewel-toned lakesRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
A luxurious retreat by Lake Taupo with impeccable spa facilities and delicious locally sourced or home-grown grub. Charming rooms feature pastel hues, gorgeous contemporary bathrooms and wonderful views. Boasting a stunning 18-hole golf course and tennis court- something for everyone! See More
Solitaire Lodge Rotorua (Lake Tarawera) 9 rooms from £825Views - Of lake, lagoon, or volcanic summit of Mount TaraweraOutstanding location - On private peninsula on the shores of Lake TaraweraRestaurant - Serving contemporary New Zealand cuisineBack to Nature
Luxurious lodge on private peninsula on the shores of Lake Tarawera with stunning views to White Island, New Zealand's only active marine volcano. Suites are large and neutral in colour, with chic furniture and spa-like baths. Activities include outdoor thermal baths, fishing and lake swimming. See More
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs Northland 23 rooms from £874Views - 180 degree views of Pacific Ocean including Cape Brett and offshore Cavalli IslandsSpa - Day spa set in native Totara forestOn the beach - Three private beachesGreat walks - Guided nature walksRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Country manor turned luxury hotel with spacious suites, walk in wardrobes, fireplaces and panoramic Pacific Ocean views. Pampering day spa in native Totara forest, tennis courts, infinity pool, private beaches and championship golf course. Ideal for a romantic getaway and local exploring. See More
Wharekauhau Country Estate Wellington (Palliser Bay) 5 rooms from £893Hideaway - Tranquil and intimate.SpaGreat walks - Good for walkers.Fishing - Excellent fishing nearby.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith