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New Zealand’s South Island has some of the world’s most spectacularly diverse scenery. Jagged, snow-capped peaks, mysterious glaciers and fjords give away to tranquil lakes, verdant forests and near-perfect beaches. A fantastic destination for adventurous, outdoorsy travellers of all ages, this is a top spot to see endemic wildlife and enjoy both land and water sports. Discover a huge range of accommodation options, including historic B&Bs, remote eco-lodges and swish city hotels. Carefully chosen for their brilliant location, amenities and design, our pick of the best places to stay in the South Island promises some real gems!

For a buzzy city stay, look to Christchurch — dubbed ’The Garden City’ — or to the gold rush community of Dunedin. Nelson, to the north, is also lively and well-located for exploring the legendary Abel Tasman National Park. The Tasman area is ideal for keen hikers, kayakers, horse riders, anglers and birdwatchers. The Nelson Lakes National Park, the Kahurangi National Park, the Tasman Mountains, the Victoria Ranges or Mount Franklin are all within easy reach.

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If you’re dreaming of delectable food and wine, make a bee-line for the Marlborough region, centred around Blenheim, or the Central Otago area. Slightly to the north, Picton is often considered the gateway to the South Island, and offers access to both world-class wineries and the marvellous Marlborough Sounds. Keen sailors and other watersports enthusiasts will adore this area.

New Zealand’s extreme sports capital, Queenstown, has long been a favourite amongst skiers, snowboarders, bungee jumpers and skydivers. You’ll find some of the best places to stay in the South Island clustered around this region, including the hubs of Wanaka, Cardrona and Te Anau. Perfect for couples, friends, families or individual travellers, the South Island really does have it all.

The Best Places to Stay in the South Island

For City Style

  • Eichardt's Private Hotel is a chic boutique hotel housed in a heritage Queenstown property. Highlights include the beautiful lake-facing deck with hot tub, the Vault Spa — housed in a historic gold vault — and sumptuous rooms and suites with roaring fireplaces and big cosy beds. Very romantic and central.
  • The George is a 53-room boutique hotel in the heart of Christchurch, close to Hagley Park. Feast on award-winning cuisine at 50 Bistro, borrow bikes to cycle around the city, and enjoy cooking classes or wine tastings at the hotel. A chic and luxurious city base.
  • Fable Dunedin is a lovely city hotel with 50 boutique rooms and suites housed in an elegant 150-year-old building. As well as the indulgent rooms, the big draw is The Press Club, originally popular with Dunedin's writers in the 1870s, and now a hip restaurant-bar. Smart and sophisticated.
  • The Central Private Hotel has just 14 lavish suites, decorated in jewel-like pink, blue and green tones. The trendy Central Bar is a buzzy hub, with craft cocktails, evening canapés, an espresso station and an old-school selection of sweets. For cool couples or friends holidaying in Queenstown.

For a Charming B&B

  • Dyers House is a gorgeous Edwardian villa in Christchurch's pretty Cashmere Hills. With three cosy, traditional bedrooms, flower-filled gardens and welcoming hosts, this is a top B&B for a relaxing break. Small weddings for up to 30 guests can be hosted in the garden. Adults only.
  • Sennen House was built in 1886, and sits within verdant gardens. Book one of three appealing studios and apartments with lovely balconies, kitchenettes and sitting rooms. Breakfast hampers are delivered each morning, and you can easily stroll into central Picton for cafés and restaurants. For couples, friends or families with teenagers.
  • Nikau Lodge is a charming five-bedroom B&B with stunning sea and mountain views. Just five minutes from the beach in Kaikōura, the house has leafy gardens, a hot tub and a relaxed feel. For tranquil couples who will appreciate the owners' local knowledge and homecooked breakfasts. Adults only.

For Food & Wine Lovers

  • Stoneridge Estate is a nine-room boutique hotel set amongst vineyards close to Queenstown. Choose a traditional or more contemporary suite, and don't miss the chef's 5-course degustation menus paired with local wines. The Queenstown Wine Trail is fabulous, as is the 7km loop around Lake Hayes for morning jogs or cycles. Very romantic.
  • Gibbston Valley Lodge & Spa is one for wine lovers. Stylish villas sit within a Pinot Noir vineyard, and offer spectacular views, indulgent bathrooms and open-plan living spaces. With a superb spa, delectable private dining experiences and a fantastic cellar door onsite, this is a real romantic highlight.
  • The Marlborough Lodge is a wonderfully luxurious hotel on a verdant country estate near Blenheim. Guest suites are elegant and contemporary, with striking views, and the hotel's Harvest Restaurant is a gourmet delight. For romantics or well-heeled wine country explorers.
  • Hotel D'Urville is a hip, Art Deco gem in central Blenheim with ten attractive rooms, complete with four poster beds and original artwork. The delectable Mollies restaurant and Bamboo Tiger cocktail bar are the hub of the hotel. For discovering Blenheim & the wine country on foot or by bicycle.
  • Escape to Picton has just one room and two suites on the marina in Picton. Known for its excellent seafood restaurant, this little property is a foodie favourite. It's also great for couples or friends eager to stay in the heart of Picton, within easy reach of all the attractions.

FOR ACTIVE FAMILIES OR GROUPS

  • Villa Del Lago promises 16 fully serviced suites and apartments with kitchens, dining and living rooms, as well as outdoor patios or balconies with private gas fires. Family-friendly, ideal for fishing and close to the Frankton trail in Queenstown. Fun for longer winter or summer holidays as a group or family.
  • Abel Tasman Lodge is a popular collection of 15 chalets — some with two bedrooms — in Mārahau, moments from the Abel Tasman National Park. Interiors are bright and modern, with kitchens and garden-facing terraces. Shared Weber BBQs and a hot tub are lovely for relaxed evenings. Ideal for couples, friends or active families looking to kayak, swim, sail & hike.
  • Awaroa Lodge is a remote eco-lodge on the coast in the Abel Tasman National Park. The 26 contemporary rooms & suites have outdoor decks, space for families and great views. Feast on produce from the organic kitchen garden after days of kayaking, sailing, dolphin and bird-spotting or feeding the tame eels with the little ones. Come by air or water — there are no roads to this family-friendly escape!
  • Fiordland Lodge has 10 rooms and two standalone cabins, perfect for families or groups looking to immerse themselves in the wonders of the Fiordland National Park. Views towards Te Anau Lake are spectacular, there's delicious food onsite and myriad outdoorsy activities for guests of all ages.
  • The Bay of Many Coves Resort has one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with spectacular views over Arthur's Bay near Picton. Set on 52 hectares of private grounds, this secluded escape can be accessed only by air or water. Families and groups will delight in fantastic food, hikes, sailing and fishing trips.

For Anglers & Birdwatchers

  • Antares Homestay, near Blenheim, offers an apartment, rooms and a romantic pod in four acres of gardens close to the Wairau River. Brilliant for keen anglers or birdwatchers — who will see rare black-fronted terns and black-billed gulls — eager to stay in a quiet-nature-focused spot. Simple and well-priced.
  • Stonefly Lodge is a fly fishing haven, hidden within 150 acres of unspoilt forest in the Tasman area. Book one of four rooms in the main lodge or reserve the entire Falcon Brae Villa for a group or family trip. Spend your days fly fishing, kayaking and hiking, before returning to the lodge for delicious cuisine crafted from homegrown produce. For nature lovers and fisherfolk.

For Romantic Luxury

  • Split Apple Retreat is an exclusive luxury lodge close to Split Apple Rock, on the edge of the Abel Tasman National Park. Renown for its gourmet Asian-Mediterranean fusion cuisine, this sophisticated escape offers three contemporary suites, a saltwater infinity pool, Japanese spa, cooking classes and access to two tranquil beaches. A rejuvenating romantic idyll.
  • Manakau PurePod is a romantic gem, 20 minutes from Kaikōura. Boasting 360-degree views of rolling farmland and the snow-capped Kaikoura Ranges, this contemporary glass-and-steel cabin hides a cosy bed, kitchen, fabulous shower and telescope for keen star-spotters. Enjoy big breakfasts and gourmet dinners of cheese & smoked meat platters delivered to your door. A dream escape for two.
  • Mahu Whenua Lodge has just four fabulous suites, tucked within a 200 square mile estate. Admire the Motatapu Valley, Lake Wanaka and the mountains from your suite or the outdoor pool, before exploring the area with private four-wheel-drive eco safaris, horse riding treks and visits to Manuka honey farms. The gourmet fare is exceptional and the property's eco-focus is very strong. A honeymoon favourite.
  • Te Koi Lodge offers expansive views over the Waimea Estuary from five chic, contemporary suites and villas. Unwind in the swimming pool and lovely gardens before tucking in to gourmet fare crafted by Chef Ali, paired with South Island wines chosen by sommelier Ian Metcalfe. An indulgent romantic escape.
  • The Sounds Retreat is a cool, contemporary suite with superb views over Queen Charlotte Sound. Pick this place for the indulgent feel, the sense of privacy, and the beautiful candelit gourmet dinners. The team pride themselves on organising epic activities — from private vineyard tours in a 1985 Land Rover Defender to helicopter trips and fishing charters. A honeymoon escape.
  • Annandale promises a spectacular series of secret private residences peppered around a 6,000 acre working estate. Hide away in a classic cottage for a romantic weekend or party the night away in a contemporary seascape retreat with friends. The ultimate luxury escape, between Akaroa and Christchurch. Exceptional.

FOR AN APARTMENT OR HOLIDAY COTTAGE

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

  • Fly to Christchurch Airport, Queenstown Airport, Nelson Airport or one of many regional hubs across the South Island, and continue to your hotel by 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 18-22°C between December and April. For great skiing around the Queenstown area come mid June to mid October, or a quieter trip and great deals elsewhere, look at May or October-November.

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Best Hotels in South Island

  • Kinloch Wilderness Retreat Glenorchy, South Island 19 rooms from £25

    Riding  -  Ride through 150,000 acres of countryside - some seen in Lord of the Rings - with High Country Horses or Lighthorse Adventures
    Cycling  -  Borrow mountain bikes or electric bikes to cycle along lakeside and mountain paths from Glenorchy or the Dart River Bridge
    Groups  -  Groups and families will appreciate the flexible accommodation options - inc dorm rooms - and the communal kitchen
    Back to Nature  -  Ideal for nature lovers eager to immerse themselves in the striking countryside, with hikes, walks & watersports
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    Range of accommodation at the north end of Lake Wakatipu, from shared dorms to delightful double ensuites. Communal kitchen, restaurant, outdoor hot tub and stunning lake and mountain views. Fabulous watersports and a great base for Routeburn, Greenstone, Caples and Rees and Dart walking tracks. See More

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  • Hāwea Hotel Wanaka from £55

    Active Holiday  -  Brilliant for active types eager to sail, kayak, windsurf or fish on the lake before hiking, skiing & cycling in the mountains
    Families  -  Families will love the two-bedroom suites, complete with private balconies, and the fun games room
    Great walks  -  Hike part of the nearby Te Araroa Trail, New Zealand’s longest walking track
    Restaurant  -  The superb lake view restaurant champions fresh Central Otago produce
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    A lakeside hotel with contemporary rooms & suites offering spectacular lake and mountain views. Two-bedroom suites and simpler hostel rooms are well-suited to families, groups or solo travellers. Enjoy water sports, a friendly bar a terrific restaurant and great events spaces. Fantastic. See More

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  • Theatre Royal Hotel Hokitika (Kumara) 18 rooms from £60

    Local exploring  -  The West Coast's only fully restored gold miners’ hotel — perfect for keen history buffs eager to get a sense of Kumara's past
    Historic  -  Built in 1876, the Theatre Royal was a meeting & entertainment venue for miners who had arrived in Kumara from across the globe
    Family Suites  -  Book the two-bedroom Burridge Miners' Cottage or one of the smaller Miners' Cottages if travelling as a family
    Cycling  -  BIke part of the West Coast Wilderness cycle trail for amazing views
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    A carefully restored Victorian miners' hotel in the gold rush town of Kumara, The Theatre Royal Hotel is a favourite amongst history buffs & families. Rooms, suites and multi-room replica miners' cottages have period interiors. Plus there's a great restaurant & bar, and facilities for cyclists. See More

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  • Sherwood Queenstown (Aotearoa) 78 rooms from £70

    Families  -  Large family suites available, with a range of dining, babysitting and activity options available to keep the whole family busy
    Active Holiday  -  With ski equipment to hire and repair on-site, and access to local outdoor activities, this hotel is perfect for active guests
    Back to Nature  -  With an eco-conscious vibe promoting harmony with the natural world, Sherwood supports guests in reconnecting with the nature
    Foodies  -  Enjoy organic, on-site or locally sourced and produced food prepared in a hearty and rustic style
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    Attractive lodgings just outside Queenstown with an eco-conscious vibe. This bohemian retreat is perfect for guests hitting the slopes on the Remarkables mountain range. With excellent organic food, spacious rooms with spectacular views, and very attractive rates - this is an alluring stay. See More

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  • Golden Hotel Christchurch (Riccarton) 23 rooms from £70

    Value chic  -  An affordable choice for families, business travellers or those visiting students at the nearby University of Canterbury
    Sights nearby  -  Catch a game a Rugby League Park (2km away) or a horse race at Riccarton Racecourse
    Other Activities  -  Borrow badminton equipment from the hotel to play in the garden
    Local markets  -  Visit the Riccarton Sunday Market to shop for local produce
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    Opened in early 2022, this ultra-modern hotel is a top pick for friendly, affordable city stays as a couple, or with friends and family. Interiors are smart and modern, with kitchenettes and well-equipped disabled access. Two-bedroom suites will suit families. Plus there's a Vietnamese café onsite. See More

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  • Lochmara Lodge Picton (Queen Charlotte Sound) 14 rooms from £70

    Wildlife Area  -  Book a tour of the lodge's stationary underwater observatory — one of 2 in NZ — for a family-friendly insight into marine life
    Birdwatching  -  Witness the amazing dawn chorus & speak to the team about Yellow & Red Crowned Kākariki, Weka & Blue Penguin conservation
    Back to Nature  -  Ideal for keen kayakers, hikers & wildlife enthusiasts eager to stay somewhere remote yet welcoming on the Sounds
    Families  -  Families will appreciate the plethora of activites and the flexible accommodation with multiple beds in studios
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    Accessed by seaplane or water taxi, this relaxed eco-lodge on Lochmara Bay is perfect for couples, groups or families. Flexible room options have kitchenettes, balconies & simple, traditional interiors. Hike, kayak, paddle board or marvel at the underwater aquarium & conservation projects. Lovely. See More

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  • The Honest Lawyer Nelson (Monaco Peninsula) 46 rooms from £72

    Business meetings  -  Flexible events spaces, including a private dining room, courtyard & banquet hall are ideal for business meetings and functions
    Weddings  -  Get married with scenic views on The Point Lawn, and celebrate in the rustic barn, formal banquet hall or courtyard dance floor
    Wine tasting  -  Held every 6 weeks, 'Vine & Dine' evenings are a four-course celebration of local produce paired with Marlborough wines
    Traditional  -  Styled to resemble a traditional English pub, The Honest Lawyer is a Nelson institution
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    Perched on Nelson's Monaco Peninsula, this traditional hotel offers spectacular Waimea Estuary views. Think exposed wooden beams in cosy guest rooms and hearty regional fare in the classic pub. Event spaces — a rustic barn, private banquet hall and courtyard — are ideal for fun weddings. See More

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  • Melbourne Lodge Queenstown 34 rooms from £77

    Rafting  -  Less than 1 km from the Dart River Safari, the lodge is perfect for active explorers eager to experience the river
    Skiing  -  Coronet Peak Ski Resort is a 20-minute drive and The Remarkables Ski Area 35 minutes away
    Families  -  Multi-bedroom apartments with kitchens and private terraces are brilliant for families
    Value chic  -  Book a room with a shared bathroom for a great value Queenstown stay
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    A range of rooms, suites and apartments to suit varying budgets in the centre of Queenstown. Clean, modern, friendly and functional, with free breakfast. A superb base for a winter stay with a choice of ski areas, not forgetting the winter festival, pure mountain mayhem! Ideal for larger groups. See More

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  • Chateau Marlborough Blenheim (Corner High and Henry Streets) 45 rooms from £88

    Business meetings  -  The 3 boardrooms host up to 50 guests each. With catering facilities and chic accommodation, this is a great meeting venue
    Other Activities  -  The hotel supports the Marlborough Falcon Conservation Trust, and can arrange up-close encounters with kārearea falcons
    Wine tasting  -  Highlight Wine Tours' Classic Car Tour is a very special way to discover Marlborough's vineyards
    Sights nearby  -  Blenheim's boutiques & galleries and bustling Seymour Square are 2 minutes' walk away
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    Luxury hotel in central Blenheim with bright, contemporary and chic rooms all featuring separate kitchenettes. Larger suites have full kitchen and laundry facilities. Glorious outdoor swimming pool with fun bar, restaurant and views over Seymour Square gardens. See More

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  • Waiorau Homestead Cardrona (Wanaka) 4 rooms from £88

    Skiing  -  Waiorau Homestead is the closest place to stay to Cardrona Ski Resort & Snow Farm Cross Country Skiing
    Active Holiday  -  Perfect for keen riders, skiers and cyclists, as well as those looking to try quad biking
    Groups  -  Book all four rooms for an intimate family or group gathering
    Outstanding location  -  Views of Cardrona Ski Resort and the valley are spectacular
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    A popular owner-run B&B with three spacious, individually decorated rooms and one studio. Extra beds can be added for kids, who will love the pool & 10-acre garden. Delicious three-course table d'hote dinners using home-grown ingredients. A great base for active families wanting a home-from-home. See More

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  • Kaikoura Boutique Hotel Kaikoura 12 rooms from £90

    Local exploring  -  Set on Kaikoura's Esplanade, this is a great pick for explorers eager to discover the town and enjoy activities out on the water
    Wildlife Area  -  Winter is the best time for whale watching by boat, helicopter or small plane
    Historic  -  Set in an 1880s building, just 10 minutes' walk from Kaikoura Town
    Great walks  -  Hike a portion of the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway
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    A chic boutique property offering a spectacular coastal position in Kaikoura. Bright bedrooms are simply decorated in grey and white hues while the picture windows spectacularly frame the views. With friendly hosts, indulgent breakfasts and even a champagne bistro-bar, this property is hard to beat. See More

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  • Glendeer B&B Lodge Timaru 3 rooms from £92

    Fishing  -  Exceptional fly-fishing in over 30 clear headwater rivers, streams, spring creeks with an expert guide
    Trekking  -  Hike along the South Beach Coastal Track or through the surrounding hills
    Back to Nature  -  An off-the-beaten track escape for adventurers and nature enthusiasts
    Kayaking  -  Thrill-seekers will adore kayaking on pristine rivers or out at sea
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    Run by Glendeer Fly Fishing Guides, this lodge has three ensuite rooms with underfloor heating, unlimited wifi and continental breakfast included in the stay. Use of fully equipped kitchen. Centrally located close to over 30 rivers and streams, making it ideal for the avid angler. See More

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  • The Abel Tasman Lodge Mārahau, Tasman 15 rooms from £94

    Active Holiday  -  Just 400 metres from the National Park & close to the beach, this is a top spot for kayaking, sailing, hiking & horse riding
    Fishing  -  Keen anglers will adore fly fishing in the area, whilst kids can catch their lunch at the Anatoki Salmon Farm
    Families  -  Two-bedroom chalets are perfect for families, and the lodge can suggest child-friendly activities aplenty
    Great walks  -  Walk the 60km Abel Tasman Coastal Track, one of NZ's 'Great Walks', or try the Pitt Head Loop walk
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    A hugely popular collection of 15 chalets in Mārahau, moments from the Abel Tasman National Park. Interiors are bright, airy and modern, with kitchens and garden-facing terraces. Weber BBQs and a hot tub are great. Ideal for couples, friends or active families looking to kayak, swim, sail & hike. See More

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  • The Portage Resort Picton (Marlborough Sounds) 41 rooms from £95

    Value chic  -  Simple, budget-friendly rooms and suites in a scenic part of the Sounds. The Weka rooms are the most affordable
    Families  -  Book a two-bedroom Korimako room for a family or group trip, and go kayaking, sailing, hiking and more
    Kayaking  -  Hire kayaks or stand up paddleboards to explore the crystalline waters of the Sounds
    Fishing  -  Try your hand at fishing - the resort has rods suitable for children and adults
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    A collection of affordable rooms and suites for fun, outdoorsy trips to the Sounds. Bright, modern rooms have great views to Kenepuru Sound - some boast private balconies. With an outdoor swimming pool, spa, gardens and two restaurants, this is a relaxed, family-friendly base. See More

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  • Hokitika Fire Station Hokitika 5 rooms from £98

    Groups  -  Book the Chief Henshaw Apartment for up to six guests staying in three bedrooms, sharing a kitchen and sitting room
    Self catering to rent  -  Each studio has a kitchenette & the Chief Henshaw Apartment has a large, open-plan kitchen
    Great walks  -  The Paparoa Track, West Coast Treetop Walk and Hokitika Gorge are particularly special
    Mountain biking  -  Cycle a portion of the 132km West Coast Wilderness Trail
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    A collection of five contemporary apartments in Hokitika's historic fire station. Expect nods to the building's past with fire helmets and lights strung on ladders. Great for groups or families who can book the three-bedroom Chief Henshaw apartment, self-cater and explore the town. See More

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  • The Chamberson Hotel Dunedin 21 rooms from £98

    Groups  -  Book the two-bedroom, two-bathroom pad if travelling with friends, or host a larger drinks & dinner event at The Loft
    Business meetings  -  A great choice for longer city stays, with self-catering facilities and stylish modern interiors
    Boutique  -  Swish modern interiors in a chic warehouse conversion near the Octagon
    Surfing  -  Go surfing at St Clair, Aramoana, Murdering Bay or Karitane
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    A collection of studios & one- or two-bedroom apartments in a converted warehouse near the Octagon. Swish, modern interiors invite couples, groups or business travellers to relax with striking city views, sitting rooms & private kitchens. Enjoy big breakfasts, Otago wines & expert concierge tips. See More

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  • Queenstown Country Lodge Queenstown 5 rooms from £98

    Country Escape  -  Whether your idea of a rural break is pure adventure or just lounging with a good book in a hot tub, this lodge has you covered
    Golf  -  Play a round on one of the six golf courses within 45 minutes' drive, or watch the ISPS Handa New Zealand Open each March
    Active Holiday  -  Head to one of the nearby ski resorts for the day or use one of the hotel's bicycles for an adventurous day out
    Cycling  -  Hop on one of the hotel's bikes and explore more than 130km of surrounding trails
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    A secluded lodge set in spectacular countryside outside of Queenstown. Boutique interiors have a chic contemporary feel and all the rooms offer mountain views. Breakfasts are served on the terrace and there's a hot tub to soak in after a day's adventuring. An indulgent and well located rural escape. See More

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  • Villa Victoria B&B Nelson 2 rooms from £99

    Families  -  The double bedroom and attached twin room make this a great pick for a family trip. There are games for little ones, too!
    Weddings  -  Co-owner Kerry is a brilliant celebrant, organising intimate villa weddings with epic sea views
    Kayaking  -  Borrow the villa's kayaks and launch them into the nearby sea for a paddle around the bay
    Great walks  -  Hike the Heaphy Track or the Abel Tasman Coast Track — two of NZ's 'Great Walks'
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    An intimate heritage villa B&B with stunning Tasman Bay views in Nelson. The spacious double bedroom and interconnecting twin room boast vintage pieces and big windows — as well as an inviting terrace. The friendly owners offer generous breakfasts and specialise in organising superb small weddings! See More

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  • Hotel D'Urville Blenheim 10 rooms from £100

    Close to nightlife  -  Bamboo Tiger is abuzz with locals and visitors on Friday night, when the bar hosts live jazz evenings
    Foodies  -  Daily specials crafted from seasonal Marlborough produce at Mollies Restaurant are brilliant
    Bar  -  Bamboo Tiger is a lively 1930s Asian fusion Jazz & Cocktail lounge
    Historic  -  In Blenheim's historic 1920s Art Deco Public Trust building
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    1920s Art Deco style boutique hotel in Blenheim with 10 stylish and unique rooms, each with individual themes from classic to retro. Four poster beds, original art works and free wifi. Great restaurant and cocktail bar. An ideal base for exploring the Marlborough wineries. See More

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  • Murchison Lodge Murchison, Tasman 4 rooms from £100

    Other Activities  -  Cross NZ's longest swing bridge at Buller Gorge or take a 4WD to the forest for The Natural Flame Experience with tea & pancakes
    Groups  -  A brilliant choice for a group of 8, who can rent the whole house for relaxed garden days, fishing, kayaking, swimming & hiking
    Back to Nature  -  A friendly B&B for nature lovers eager to immerse themselves in a bird-filled garden, in a tranquil part of the Tasman region
    Fishing  -  This is a top spot to go fly fishing for brown trout — the owners can arrange guided excursions
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    A charming 4-room B&B run by a friendly couple who offer big breakfasts & excellent local knowledge. Rooms are spacious and traditional, with wood panelling and lovely views. Set in 4 acres of riverside gardens in Murchison. A top spot for fishing, hiking, rafting & kayaking. For couples or groups. See More

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  • Eliza's Manor Christchurch 8 rooms from £105

    Historic  -  Built in 1861 by CW Wyatt, the manor has been a boarding house, private hospital, lodging house, family home & boutique hotel
    City Style  -  A stylish boutique pad, fusing historic charm with hip, contemporary interiors for a fun city stay
    Romantic Break  -  Couples will love the sumptuous interiors, great food, lovely bar & intimate feel
    Local markets  -  Feast on local produce at the Riverside Market, or the Saturday Riccarton Market
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    An 8-bedroom boutique hotel with a gourmet restaurant in central Christchurch. The manor dates back to 1861, and interiors fuse original charm with a chic, playful sense of style, including velvet upholstery, big bathtubs & cosy beds. Sip craft cocktails & savour terrific High Teas. Lovely. See More

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  • French Bay House Akaroa 4 rooms from £105

    Romantic Break  -  Pretty floral touches, big cosy beds and lovely views make this 4-bedroom villa an intimate romantic hideaway
    Sights nearby  -  Delve into the region's Maori heritage by admiring the impressive Marae in Onuku, a short drive away. (entry upon invitation)
    Cooking classes  -  Take a class at the friendly Akaroa Cooking School, delving into NZ produce and favourite local dishes
    Great walks  -  Follow marked trails around Akaroa, or challenge yourself with the scenic 3-day Banks Peninsula Trek
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    A charming 4-bedroom B&B in historic Akaroa. Perfect for romantic couples, this owner-run Gothic gem was built in 1874 and boasts classic interiors with floral accents & expansive views. Savour cooked breakfasts, borrow bicycles, unwind in lush gardens and stroll to the nearby harbour. Bliss. See More

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  • The Wheelhouse Inn Nelson 10 rooms from £106

    Families  -  The two-bedroom Crow’s Nest, Captain's Quarters & Chart House Upper Deck are great for families or groups
    Value chic  -  A great value choice for longer stays or those keen to self-cater, the houses have well-equipped kitchens
    Local markets  -  The Saturday Market in Montgomery Car Park showcases some of Nelson's best arts, crafts and food
    Views  -  Panoramic views over Tasman Bay from Nelson's Port Hills
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    A collection of five nautically decorated houses and apartments in Nelson's Port Hills. Mesmerising Tasman Bay views are a highlight. Expect well-equipped kitchens, blue-and-yellow sitting rooms and private terraces, as well as additional beds for little ones. For families or groups. See More

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  • Larnach Castle Dunedin (Otago Peninsula) 18 rooms from £84

    Hotel Entertainment  -  Guided tours of NZ's only castle and its magical gardens are a highlight - and they're included in your room rate
    Back to Nature  -  The area is renowned for its yellow-eyed penguins and albatross, a great base for wildlife enthusiasts
    Great walks  -  Take long walks along the Otago Peninsula Headland, looking out for native birdlife
    Country Escape  -  A unique experience to stay in lodges within the grounds of a family-owned castle
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    Characterful accommodation in 35 acres of grounds surrounding New Zealand's only castle. The Lodge offers a truly traditional stay, while the affordable Stables are more contemporary. Savour four-course dinners in the castle's atmospheric dining room. A grand rural escape. Great for weddings. See More

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  • Sennen House Picton 3 rooms from £110

    Local exploring  -  Well-located for hiking the Queen Charlotte Track, sailing & kayaking on the Marlborough Sounds and seeing the wine country
    Romantic Break  -  The Queen Charlotte Sutdio has a carved four-poster bed and private balcony, perfect for a restful romantic retreat
    Other Activities  -  Take a boat ride from Marlborough Sounds to Motuara Island bird sanctuary with Dolphin Watch Ecotours
    Kayaking  -  Paddling in the pristine waters of the Marlborough Sounds is a real treat
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    A historic, 1886-built homestead transformed into boutique accommodation in Picton. Four-poster beds, original NZ artworks and elegant furnishings. Formal gardens and Queen Elizabeth II National Trust protected native forest to the rear. Walking distance to restaurants and Queen Charlotte Track. See More

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  • The Rees Hotel Queenstown 155 rooms from £110

    City Style  -  While on the outskirts, the hotel is excellently linked to the city and is certainly one of its most stylish establishments
    Total relaxation  -  Primed for relaxation with excellent service, the highest quality fixtures and fittings and luxury complementaries
    Families  -  Family rooms and services are available to ensure a relaxing stay for the whole family
    Birdwatching  -  The lake front reserve is committed to a programe intended to promote the attraction and flourishing of local birds at the site
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    The Rees Hotel offers comprehensive luxury. Smart rooms are spacious and contemporary in design with floor to ceiling windows and indulgent bathrooms. With a range of wellness therapies, grand lakeside views and fine dining (complete with a choice selection of wines), this is a chic stay. See More

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  • Raetihi Lodge Picton (Kenepuru Sound) 14 rooms from £111

    Groups  -  With up to 14 rooms and the option to book the lodge exclusively, this is a superb group or family holiday choice
    Exclusive use  -  Space for 10–28 guests on a 50-acre estate with a private chef & lots of activities
    Great walks  -  Walk along nearby bush trails, or try a 10km leg of the Queen Charlotte Track
    Kayaking  -  Borrow complimentary kayaks and stand-up paddle boards from the lodge
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    Luxury lodge on Kenepuru Sound, with chic, comfortable rooms offering sea, garden and hill views. Waterfront restaurant, fishing rods and kayaks for exploring. Close to a 9-hole golf course, Queen Charlotte Track and wineries. Book the whole place for a relaxing escape with family and friends. See More

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  • Rimu Lodge Hokitika (Rimu) 4 rooms from £112

    Fishing  -  Fish for perch or brown trout on Lake Mahinapua and Lake Kaniere, or try fly fishing on the Hokitika River and Mahinapua Creek
    Golf  -  See Mount Cook and the Southern Alps as you play a round at Hokitika Golf Club's Mahinapua Links
    Great walks  -  The Hokitika Gorge, Rimu Heritage and Lake Kaniere walks are superb
    Birdwatching  -  Westland district is only white heron breeding colony on west coast
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    Boutique eco-lodge overlooking Hokitika River and Southern Alps with four spacious suites. Owner-managed and committed to sustainable practices, this is a top spot for nature lovers and romantics. Close to Hokitika town and the west coast’s only white heron breeding colony. See More

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  • The Canyons Queenstown 3 rooms from £115

    Back to Nature  -  Set amidst majestic mountains and overlooking Shotover Canyon; this is an impressive spot for a nature escape
    Families  -  Rent the lodge out in its entirety (it sleeps up to eight) for an idyllic family break
    Sights nearby  -  Set just 4km outside of Queensland which is filled with museums, restaurants and exhibitions
    Views  -  Breathtaking views over the Shotover River Canyons
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    A charming small lodge boasting a spectacular canyon side setting within striking distance of Queenstown. Interiors are perfectly rustic chic with beamed ceilings, roll-top baths and picture frame windows. The hosts are charming and breakfasts wonderfully indulgent. An idyllic and convenient escape. See More

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  • The Grange Boutique B&B and Motel Christchurch 6 rooms from £119

    Museums  -  Head to the Arts Centre, the Canterbury Museum or 161-hectare Hagley Park & the Botanical Gardens - all within walking distance
    Value chic  -  A welcoming B&B & motel offering great rooms at affordable rates for groups & families. Well-located for exploring
    Historic  -  Heritage Grade II-listed Victorian mansion originally built in 1874
    Golf  -  A 5-minute drive from Hagley Golf Course, perfect for keen golfers
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    A range of rooms and studios available in a family-owned and run establishment. B&B section in an 1874 heritage grade-II listed Victorian mansion, motel in newer building. Rooms are large, spacious and contemporary. Close to the centre of Christchurch and sights such as the Botanic Gardens. See More

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  • Queenstown House Queenstown 10 rooms from £119

    Groups  -  Multi-bedroom apartments are perfect for group trips, with kitchens & terraces promising beautiful views for sundowners together
    Other Activities  -  Try bungy jumping from the Nevis Bridge or take an amazing helicopter tour
    Skiing  -  Ski or snowboard at Coronet Peak or The Remarkables (June to October)
    Views  -  Overlooking Lake Wakatipu and to Southern Alps
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    Luxury apartments and B&B overlooking Lake Wakatipu to the distant Southern Alps. With stone clad fireplaces, local NZ art on wall, comfy double beds and private outdoor decks. An ideal base for exploring region, including skiing in Coronet Peak or The Remarkables (June to October) and hotsprings. See More

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  • Marlborough B&B Blenheim (Tua Marina) 2 rooms from £120

    Historic  -  Woodside is a historic homestead dating back to 1877 - one of the oldest listed properties in the area
    Hideaway  -  An intimate hideaway in English style gardens with majestic trees & an abundance of birdlife
    Wine tasting  -  Tours with Hop'N'Grape, Explore Marlborough Wine Tours or similar are excellent
    Birdwatching  -  Local birdlife - pukeko, tui, ducks, herons, pheasants, fantails, bellbirds, magpies and morepork
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    Friendly, comfortable, spacious and charming boutique B&B in Marlborough wine country. Elegant cottage also available with kitchen facilities and sitting room. On seven acres with walnut grove, free range chickens and cattle. Fresh daily breakfasts and welcoming owners. See More

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  • Antares Homestay Blenheim (Renwick) 4 rooms from £122

    Families  -  Families with adore the two-bedroom Loft apartment with kitchen and private sitting room
    Romantic Break  -  Book the Stars & Vines pod and hide away in the gardens with beautiful views
    Birdwatching  -  Rare black-fronted tern and black-billed gull can be seen close to the Wairau River
    Fishing  -  Fish for trout and salmon on 140km of fishing grounds on the nearby Wairau River
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    Self-contained accommodation options with multiple bedrooms, and a romantic pod hideaway for nature lovers. In the famous Marlborough wine region and close to Wairau River for great fishing and birdwatching. Friendly hosts, private, peaceful and good value. See More

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  • Hotel St Moritz Queenstown 134 rooms from £123

    Romantic Break  -  With stylish suites, a romantic restaurant and hot tub garden, book this hotel for a chic couples' city break
    Local exploring  -  This hotel makes a superb base from which to explore the broader region of New Zealand’s South Island
    City Style  -  Set in the heart of Queenstown in a chic, Alpine-style property, this hotel has lots of city charm
    Great walks  -  Queenstown is riddled with walking paths and hiking trails; enquire at the hotel for guidance on the best routes
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    This luxury bolt-hole overlooks Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown. The hotel's alpine exterior gives way to cosy guestrooms with contrasting textures, where leather headboards juxtapose with relief wallpaper and sink-in throws. Enjoy bespoke cocktails at the hotel's Lombardi Bar. See More

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  • QT Queenstown Queenstown 69 rooms from £124

    Kayaking  -  Kayak through the Milford Sounds with local guides from Rosco’s Milford Kayaks, who lead groups tours for all ability levels
    Other Activities  -  Queenstown is home to a huge choice of adrenaline activities such as bungee jumping, white water rafting and skydiving
    Active Holiday  -  In summer enjoy beautiful walks, kayaking trips and lake exploration. In winter, hit the slopes and snowy peaks
    Views  -  Some rooms have a Juliet balcony and sweeping views of the mountain range
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    Luxurious hotel conveniently located in beautiful Queenstown. Rooms offer stunning views over the lake or mountains. Feast on delicious international-fusion cuisine and sip cocktails at the chic bar. Features a neat heated plunge pool and sauna. A spoiling base to explore this beautiful region. See More

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  • Black Estate B&B North Canterbury, South Island 1 rooms from £125

    Romantic Break  -  A chic intimate stay with the added advantage of access to the estate's restaurant - the perfect couples' escape
    Foodies  -  The superb restaurant offers an ever changing menu using local organic produce paired with the estate's wines
    Country Escape  -  Set within the grounds of a winery with far reaching views across the vineyards and mountains
    Great walks  -  Head out on long walks right from the front door
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    An architecturally striking building housing a contemporary studio apartment and an acclaimed organic restaurant set on the Black Estate winery. Ideal for a romantic escape - the studio is chic and secluded with far-reaching views across the vineyard from its floor to ceiling windows. Superb! See More

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  • Awaroa Lodge South Island 26 rooms from £125

    Families  -  With space for up to six guests in Family Suites and stacks of activities, this is a great choice for a getaway with the kids
    Back to Nature  -  A beautiful escape for nature lovers in Abel Tasman National Park, with opportunities to spot dolphins, seals and birds
    Kayaking  -  Explore Awaroa Bay by sea kayak or stand-up paddleboard for encounters with penguins, seals and dolphins
    Sailing  -  Sailing adventures, complete with stops for sea swims or relaxed beach picnics, are a family favourite
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    A 4-star wilderness lodge in Abel Tasman National Park. Chic, contemporary interiors complement retro-style furnishings. Rooms & suites all have sit-out decks with great views over native bush, wetlands and an organic kitchen garden. Family-friendly base for birdwatching, kayaking and walking. See More

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  • Cardrona Hotel Cardrona 9381 16 rooms from £101

    Local exploring  -  On the stunning Crown Range road between Wanaka and Queenstown, the perfect base from which to explore the Central Otago region
    Historic  -  Established in 1863, one of New Zealand’s oldest hotels, one of only two remaining buildings from the region's gold rush era
    Charming  -  Rumoured to be the most photographed building in New Zealand, the historic facade hides a stylish and award winning interior
    Kayaking  -  Explore Lake Wanaka and the Clutha River in a kayak or on a stand-up paddle board. Guided tours and freedom rentals available
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    One of the last remaining buildings from the Cardrona gold-rush era and arguably one of the most famous hotels in the country. Charming rooms are simple yet cosy with grey and blue hues, sink into beds and wooden furniture. Boasting an award-winning restaurant and popular beer garden. See More

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  • Fable Dunedin Dunedin 50 rooms from £130

    Museums  -  Visit Olveston Historic Home, the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Toitū Otago Settlers Museum and Larnach Castle
    City Style  -  A hip city hotel fusing Victorian charm with swish modern style & offering excellent food
    Business meetings  -  With space for up to 250 guests, the hotel has impressive conference & events facilites
    Historic  -  Founded in 1862 as The Wains Hotel, the Victorian-era building has a rich history
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    An elegant 1862-built Dunedin institution, restored in 2020 to offer 50 superb rooms & suites with wood panelling, inviting beds & black marble bathrooms. Popular with writers since the 1870s, the hip Press Club promises indulgent High Teas, craft cocktails & gourmet fare. For business or pleasure. See More

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  • The Willows Wanaka 14 rooms from £130

    Active Holiday  -  With its setting close to both lake and mountains, Wanaka is ideal for an active getaway
    Groups  -  Apartments and the Willows House sleep up to 6 or 8 guests, perfect for fun group trips
    Great walks  -  Hike to the top of Mount Iron for stunning 360° views of the area, or follow trekking trails through Mt Aspiring National Park
    Kayaking  -  Go kayaking, jet-skiing, paddle boarding or para-gliding on Lake Wanaka
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    A collection of airy, modern studios & multi-room apartments with kitchens, dining spaces & sitting rooms clad in muted creams, greys & light blues. Each has a private terrace, well-equipped kitchen and garden access. Great for active families or groups eager to stay just 300m from Lake Wanaka. See More

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  • Millbrook Resort Arrowtown 170 rooms from £133

    Mountain biking  -  Hire a bicycle from the resort's fleet of mountain bikes & e-Bikes to explore Queenstown's trails in the spring, summer & autumn
    Families  -  Families will love flexible cottage options & child-friendly acitivites, including a playground, duck feeding & garden games
    Golf  -  Home of the NZ Open, Millbrook Resort has two 18-hole golf courses - The Remarkables and Coronet - perfect for keen golfers
    Active Holiday  -  Brilliant for active holidays, the resort has tennis courts, swimming pools, golf courses & activities for little ones
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    A range of cottages and suites situated on the 600-acre Millbrook Resort with two 18-hole golf courses. Decor is contemporary, modern and slick. Cottages come with private verandas and dining areas. Also has a spa, indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and choice of three restaurants. See More

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  • Nikau Lodge Kaikoura 5 rooms from £135

    Wildlife Area  -  Enjoy a boat trip with Whale Watch Kaikoura or a flight with Wings over Whales in one of the world's top whale watching spots
    Romantic Break  -  An adults-only B&B, the lodge is brilliant for romantic couples, who will appreciate the spacious suites & superb views
    Total relaxation  -  Kick back in the hot tub, sip a glass of wine on the terrace and unwind in blissful tranquility
    Great walks  -  Spot endemic birds and soak up scenic views on the South Bay & Peninsula Walk
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    A welcoming B&B in a historic house just five minutes from the beach in Kaikōura. Couples will love the five comfortable rooms & suites, many with stunning sea and mountain views; the leafy garden and hot tub are a real treat. Friendly owners cook up big breakfasts & offer useful local knowledge! See More

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  • Kippilaw House Picton 2 rooms from £140

    Cooking classes  -  Hone your cooking skills in a private class with B&B co-owner & cookbook writer Margaret
    Foodies  -  Cooking classes & 4-course Chef's Table dinners are a real treat for keen cooks!
    Other Activities  -  Explore the Marlborough Sounds on day trips with Beachcomber Cruises
    Great walks  -  Hike a portion of the Queen Charlotte Walking Track, which stretches from historic Ship Cove to Anakiwa
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    A charming two-bedroom B&B set in flower-filled gardens in Picton. Rooms features antiques and expansive town & mountain views. Big breakfasts & four-course Chef's Table dinners will delight foodies. Unwind on the terrace, share the suite as a family, or take cooking classes with co-owner Margaret. See More

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  • Newton Heights B&B Akaroa 4 rooms from £140

    Families  -  Book the bunk-bed Pukeko room for kids or friends travelling together — or take the whole house for a big family trip!
    Owner managed  -  Owners Brendon & Gail have lived in Akaroa for 15 years, and will happily share their local knowledge
    City Style  -  A luxurious contemporary B&B with beautiful views & fantastic amenities
    Views  -  The hillside location promises mountain, town and harbour views
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    An ultra-modern hillside B&B with impressive Akaroa views. Pick this place for its chic contemporary interiors, indulgent bathrooms and large deck with fireplace & hot tub. With three double bedrooms and one bunk room, this is a top family or group choice. Home-cooked breakfasts are a real treat. See More

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  • The Vicarage Geraldine Timaru (Geraldine) 6 rooms from £140

    Great walks  -  Take a Geraldine Walking Tour, or explore Talbot Forest, Peel Forest or Pioneer Park and follow scenic paths on foot
    Local exploring  -  Centrally located in Geraldine, close to family-owned Barker’s Foodstore & Eatery and various attractions
    Groups  -  Perfect for relaxed groups trips to charming Geraldine, the Vicarage can be book on an exclusive basis
    Golf  -  Play at round at the 18-hole Denfield Course, just a short drive away
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    Recently restored by a family who have lived in the area for generations, this historic vicarage in Geraldine has six beautifully appointed contemporary rooms. Shared sitting rooms & kitchenettes encourage a convivial vibe, and there's excellent fare at Barker's Foodstore & Eatery next door. See More

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  • Hotel 115 Christchurch 37 rooms from £113

    Local exploring  -  Well positioned in the heart of Christchurch with many of the main attractions within walking distance
    Sights nearby  -  Take the little ones to Orana Wildlife Park or to see alpacas & dolphins in Akaroa’s french colony
    Other Activities  -  Hop aboard a Lord of the Rings tour to visit various filming locations in the Canterbury area
    Families  -  A brilliant family choice, with bunk beds, teepees and games for little ones
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    A chic boutique hotel in the heart of Christchurch. Spacious rooms have large domed windows, sink-into beds and luxurious bathrooms. With the welcoming service, child-friendly spaces and proximity to the city's major attractions, this is a smart choice for a city stay as a couple or family. See More

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  • The Arrow Hotel Arrowtown 5 rooms from £145

    Families  -  Suites can be combined for form larger apartments for families, and complimentary kayaks & bikes are great for exploring
    Active Holiday  -  Discover historic Arrowtown, play golf, swim, kayak, hike and mountain bike amidst dazzling scenery
    Skiing  -  Coronet Peak Ski Field, one of the region's top ski destinations, is just 20 minutes drive away
    Kayaking  -  Borrow the hotel's complimentary kayaks to discover Lake Hayes
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    Set in the historic gold mining town of Arrowtown, this boutique hotel offers five luxury suites designed to be in harmony with the alpine surroundings. With local NZ art, king-sized beds and panoramic views. Twenty minutes from Coronet ski field, with ski storage facilities. A peaceful place. See More

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  • The Classic Villa Christchurch Arts Centre 12 rooms from £150

    Cycling  -  Enjoy 60km of cycleways, including along the Avon River - this is NZ's most popular city for cyclists
    Museums  -  Stroll to The Christchurch Art Gallery, The Christchurch Museum & other nearby cultural highlights
    Local exploring  -  A historic villa in central Christchurch, perfect for culture buffs and keen on-foot explorers
    Historic  -  Built in 1899, this Italian-style villa won a heritage award for its tasteful restoration
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    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    Boutique B&B in a bright pink Italian-style villa in Canterbury. The 12 rooms have top amenities, and delicious Mediterranean breakfasts of fresh tropical fruits and local produce set guests up for the day. Eco-friendly and close to sights such as Botanic Gardens and Christchurch Arts Centre. See More

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  • Sofitel Queenstown Queenstown 82 rooms from £152

    Local exploring  -  Set in the heart of Queenstown, this hotel makes a great base for exploring in and around New Zealand's South Island
    Spa breaks  -  Boasting a full-service spa with exclusive product ranges, book this hotel for your next city spa break
    City Style  -  With luxury interiors and a central location, book this hotel for chic city charm
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Milford Sound, a fjord known for towering Mitre Peak, plus rainforests and waterfalls like Stirling and Bowen falls
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    This five-star hotel brings the French art de vivre to Queenstown. The opulent guestrooms feature marble bathrooms, underfloor heating and plush New Zealand possum throws. Sample tapas at the hotel's stylish 1789 Wine & Jazz Lounge after a rejuvenating spa treatment. See More

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  • Kinross Vineyard Cottages Queenstown (R.D 1) 14 rooms from £155

    Foodies  -  Food & wine lovers will adore the bistro's culinary creations, and Kinross' role as the offical Cellar Door for local wineries
    Wine tasting  -  Complimentary wine tastings at 5pm, sampling wines by Kinross' partners: Coal Pit, Hawkshead, Kinross, Valli & Wild Irishman
    Country Escape  -  Hide away in the countryside, surrounded by wineries and epic mountain views, just 25 minutes from Queenstown
    Skiing  -  The 3 ski fields of Cardrona, Coronet Peak & the Remarkables are 45 minutes away
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    Set on 40 lush acres, Kinross Cottages offers 14 spacious studios with floor-to-ceiling windows and modern interiors overlooking the vineyards. Feast at the bistro, enjoy free wine tastings — Kinross is the Cellar Door for 5 boutique wineries — and hike or bike. For couples, friends & families. See More

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  • Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel Queenstown 19 rooms from £155

    Business meetings  -  A swish business-friendly hotel with meeting spaces and the capacity to host memorable functions with excellent catering
    Riding  -  Ride around spectacular lakes, in the foothills of the mountains or at the filming locations from The Lord of the Rings
    Skiing  -  Two minutes from the Skyline Gondola, and 10 minutes from Coronet Peak Ski Field, this is a great winter holiday choice
    Cycling  -  Follow cycling trails around Queenstown and beyond - speak to the team to arrange bike hire
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    Luxurious boutique hotel in Queenstown with under-floor heating, New Zealand made and designed furniture and glass walled bathroms. Great alpine views, close to town centre and committed to eco-friendly practices. See More

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  • 14th Lane Urban Hotel Blenheim (CBD) 8 rooms from £156

    Romantic Break  -  Book a Luxe King Studio for a romantic escape, close to Blenheim's cafes and restaurants as well as Marlborough's wineries
    City Style  -  A hip 8-room B&B with swish contemporary interiors, big cosy beds & a luxurious feel
    Lively area  -  On the Wairau Plain, part of the hugely famous Marlborough wine region — popular with visitors from across the world
    Swimming Pool  -  Complimentary access to the pools, steam room & sauna at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000, across the road
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    A trendy 8-room boutique pad in central Blenheim. Expect big beds with patterned cushions, modern bathrooms with rain showers, delicious breakfasts and access to nearby swimming pools. Ideal for romantic couples or keen Blenheim explorers. Ground floor rooms are wheelchair accessible. Very stylish. See More

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  • High Leys Lodge Patience Bay, Te Anau 3 rooms from £160

    Romantic Break  -  The small, intimate setting allows couples plenty of quiet and space, as well as opportunities to meet like minded travellers
    Active Holiday  -  A prime property for active visitors to Te Anau, with easy access to the lake, cycle trails and mountain ranges
    Back to Nature  -  Guests can immerse themselves in nature amongst the expansive gardens and surrounding Fiordland
    Charming  -  Endearingly small, charmingly decorated and contained in peaceful surroundings
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    Set in 5 acres of luscious and verdant gardens, the High Leys Lodge is a modern, crisp and well presented yet cosy escape for adults. Share in a luxury lounge that encourages guests to get to know each other whilst taking in the sumptuous views of Lake Te Anau and the Fiordland National Park. See More

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  • Manakau Lodge Kaikoura 4 rooms from £160

    Active Holiday  -  Five minutes from the beach and offering a host of outdoor activities including riding, cycling, hiking, kayaking and more
    Wildlife Area  -  Spot whales, dolphins and seals with Dolphin Encounter Kaikoura or Kaikoura Kayaks
    Families  -  Book the whole 4-bedroom house for a fabulous trip with extended family & friends
    Self catering to rent  -  The house has a modern, well-equipped kitchen as well as a Weber BBQ
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    A cosy four-room bungalow with a truly spectacular backdrop. This diminutive lodge in Kaikoura offers spectacular ocean and mountain views. Uncluttered contemporary rooms feature handmade wooden furniture, rain-showers, underfloor heating and scenic private patios. See More

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  • The Lodges at Transport World Invercargill, South Island 13 rooms from £170

    Museums  -  Bill Richardson Transport World, the largest private automotive museum of its type in the world, is just across the road
    Families  -  Two-bedroom apartments are ideal for families or groups looking to stay somewhere modern, luxurious & private
    Sights nearby  -  Tours of 75-acre Maple Glen Gardens or walks through Queens Park are a delight for nature enthusiasts
    Local exploring  -  Great for visiting Transport World, with its 300+ classic vehicles, and for exploring Invercargill
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    Six modern two-bedroom apartments and one honeymoon suite, each with a fully equipped kitchen and cosy sitting room with crackling fireplace, welcome couples, families or groups. Opposite the superb automotive museum of Transport World in Invercargill, this is a chic, contemporary base. Lovely. See More

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  • Retiro Park Lodge Nelson 2 rooms from £173

    Country Escape  -  A charming rural house covered in wisteria and set in 90 acres of farmland filled with miniture ponies and alpacas - idyllic
    Groups  -  With just two rooms this is the perfect property for two couples or a small group of friends
    Kayaking  -  Explore the coastline from Cable Bay Beach
    Swimming Pool  -  A tranquil and inviting outdoor pool
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    A charming little lodge set in 90 acres of picturesque and rugged farmland with miniature ponies and alpacas dotted across it. The two rooms are spacious and traditionally styled with antiques, wooden floors and lovely views. An idyllic rural hideaway well suited for couples or small groups. See More

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  • The Central Private Hotel Queenstown 14 rooms from £175

    Skiing  -  Make the most of the hotel's ski storage & sauna after a day on the slopes of the majestic Remarkables mountains
    City Style  -  A swish city hotel with indulgent, art-filled rooms and suites, as well as a hip bar
    Sights nearby  -  Lord of the Rings fans can seek out filming locations for Isengard and Lothlorien around Glenorchy, north of the city
    Designer  -  Wanaka-based interiors agency Undercurrent have led bold, exciting design choices
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    A hip boutique pad in central Queenstown with designer interiors and expressive art-filled rooms clad in jewel-like blues, greens & pinks. Sip happy hour cocktails by the fire at the trendy Central Bar, enjoy breakfasts in the courtyard and cosy up in lavish suites. For cool couples or friends. See More

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  • Villa Del Lago Queenstown 16 rooms from £175

    Watersports  -  The hotel has its own jetty onto the lake, perfect for watersports enthusiasts
    Great walks  -  Stroll 20-25 minute along the delightful Queenstown Trail into town
    Families  -  1-, 2- and 3-bedroom lakeside apartments for families or groups
    Lakeside  -  On shores of Lake Wakatipu with views to the Remarkables Mountains
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    Fully serviced modern suites and 1-, 2- or 3-bedroom lakeside apartments with kitchen, laundry, dining and sitting areas. Features include gas flame fires, outdoor patios, balconies and free unlimited wifi. Family friendly and close to both Queenstown and the Frankton Track for walkers & cyclists. See More

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  • Wanaka Homestead Wanaka 10 rooms from £137

    Groups  -  Special rates for group bookings of up to 21 guests- ideal for weddings, residential courses, conference stays or group holidays
    Country Escape  -  Borrow mountain bikes to explore local scenery, use a BBQ built from local stone and relax under-the-stars in the hot tub
    Self catering  -  Offers a choice of either luxury lodge or self-catering cottage accommodation
    Restrictions on children  -  Family friendly self-contained accommodation in choice of 2 cottages; or luxury boutique adult-only B&B in the main lodge.
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    A luxury B&B lodge (adult only) and a family-friendly self catering cottage set in a stunning location with mountain views, close to Wanaka Lake. Rural chic interiors are charming. Spend the day in the great outdoors before returning to relax in the hot tub under the stars. See More

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  • Tin Tub Luxury Lodge Wanaka 5 rooms from £180

    Romantic Break  -  Book a luxurious lodge room with a private sitting area, whirlpool tub & terrace — ideal for couples
    Active Holiday  -  Play tennis, swim or hit the gym onsite, before days of skiing, rafting, kayaking or mountain biking
    Tennis  -  Play a game of tennis with friends or family — the Lodge offers complimentary access
    Whirlpool Bathtub  -  The Lodge rooms have big whirlpool bathtubs
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    A luxury hillside lodge for couples or friends, Tin Tub boasts a pool, gym, tennis court, sauna, ski storage & superb views. High-ceilinged interiors are spacious and smart. Feast on Trish's legendary breakfasts or unwind on the terrace with a glass of local wine. Outdoor tubs are a fun touch! See More

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  • Almyra Waterfront Lodge Tasman 3 rooms from £180

    Local exploring  -  A tranquil spot for couples or friends looking to explore cultural and outdoorsy aspects of the Kina, Mapua and the Tasman area
    Great walks  -  Take the Mapua ferry to Rabbit Island & enjoy walking for miles along the sandy beach or forest paths
    Self catering to rent  -  Both the one- and two-bedroom apartment have well-equipped kitchenettes
    Wine tasting  -  Enjoy a tour and tasting at Kina Cliffs Vineyard or Kina Beach Vineyard
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    Luxury B&B and apartment accommodation close to Abel Tasman National Park. Chic interiors are a clever mix of contemporary and traditional. Plus a swimming pool and hot tub, use of kayaks and three acres of gardens leading down to waterfront. Good for families, groups and adventure-seekers. See More

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  • Oakridge Resort Wanaka 173 rooms from £145

    Active Holiday  -  Close to Lake Wanaka, this hotel is surrounded by nature, a great starting point for outdoor activities on the lake or mountains
    Skiing  -  Wanaka region's world-renown ski fields include Cardrona & Treble Cone - and the resort boasts its own ski storage facilities
    Mountain biking  -  Experience beautiful scenery by bike, with relaxed pedals around the lake or an exhilarating downhill forest adventure
    Groups  -  Families or groups can book the multi-bedroom apartments, with space for 6 people, for additional privacy
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    A contemporary property boasting an enviable location very close to beautiful Lake Wanaka. Well appointed modern rooms are light and airy and offer fabulous views from the expansive windows. Boasting outdoor hot-pools and an indulgent spa. An ideal base to explore the region from. See More

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  • Maruia River Retreat Tasman 7 rooms from £190

    Back to Nature  -  Surrounded by beech forest, rugged mountain ranges, gardens and terraces in a resort encouraging guests to reconnect with nature
    Foodies  -  Seasonal menus will delight lovers of organic produce, grown on-site, served with exquisite locally sourced meat and fish
    Great walks  -  Traverse through 5 creeks, along the 1.5-km frontage of Maruia River and through beech forest with a nature guide
    Romantic Break  -  Escape the world in 500 acres of secluded woodland, share a private villa and relax with a couples' massage
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    A tranquil and rejuvinating experience amid 500 acres of woodland. 7 luxury villas provide the lodgings, each built to exist in harmony with the beautiful natural surroundings. Relax in the sauna and spa with wellness treatments, enjoy guided yoga, and taste dishes created using homegrown produce. See More

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  • Edgewater Wanaka 103 rooms from £150

    Wildlife Area  -  The gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park, an alpine paradise of peaks, waterfalls, glaciers, rainforest, rivers and valleys
    Back to Nature  -  Lake Wanaka is an all seasons destination; visit any time to rejuvenate your spirit and soak up the tranquil atmosphere
    Families  -  Multi-bedroom apartments are great for families or groups, who will be perfectly place for lake activities
    Skiing  -  The ski season kicks off in mid-late June and runs through until early October
    SpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViewsParkingNo pets

    A smart contemporary hotel boasting an enviable location on the shores of Lake Wanaka. Interiors are cleanly designed with crisp lines, plenty of glass and block colours. Featuring a spa and fabulous restaurant. Set in a region that is a haven for adventurous types. Brilliant for lakeside weddings. See More

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  • Antria Boutique Lodge Blenheim (RD2) 2 rooms from £192

    Wine tasting  -  Take a private half or full-day vineyard tour with owner Caro - Cloudy Bay Vineyard is moments away, as are 40 other wineries
    Other Activities  -  Take the Mussel Cruise from Havelock out on the Pelorous Sound for great views and delicious mussels
    Honeymoons  -  Honeymoon packages include a bottle of bubbly on arrival and gorgeous vineyard dinners
    Local markets  -  The Marlborough Farmers Market is held on Sundays, between October and April
    GardenParkingNo pets

    Charming boutique lodge consisting of two suites with high timber ceilings and quirky, contemporary local art. Friendly hosts offer tailored tours of the area. Within walking distance to restaurants and wineries, including Cloudy Bay. Great for a weekend break in an intimate, characterful setting. See More

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  • Accent House B&B Nelson (Mapua Village) 4 rooms from £192

    Other Activities  -  The creative arts centre of NZ, this area is home to 300+ working artists — visit galleries & studios or attend workshops
    Local exploring  -  Ideal for exploring the arts & crafts hub that is the Nelson area, as well as taking day trips to National Parks
    Great walks  -  Follow hiking & cycling trails in the the Abel Tasman National Park, Kahurangi National Park & Nelson Lakes National Park
    Fishing  -  Enjoy world-class fly fishing in crystal clear river waters
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    Set in friendly coastal Mapua, this relaxing B&B is ideal for couples, friends or families with teenagers looking to cycle, hike & follow the area's impressive art trail. Three modern rooms & one two-bedroom suite have garden views. There's bike storage & an inviting hot tub overlooking the lagoon. See More

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  • Escape to Picton Picton 3 rooms from £192

    Foodies  -  Chef Juliearna Kavanagh has a reputation for some of the best food in the Marlborough Sounds are. Seafood dishes are a highlight
    Golf  -  Play 9 holes at Picton Golf Club, take the kids to Sounds Mini Golf or enjoy a round at the world-class Marlborough Golf Course
    Romantic Break  -  Book the Formal Suite for the ultimate romantic escape, complete with a glass of champagne on arrival
    Wine tasting  -  The vineyards of Marlborough’s Wairau and Awatere valleys are a 20 minute drive away
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    Fun & lively boutique hotel on Picton's waterfront. Romantic rooms decorated in a neutral palette with opulent accessories including chandeliers, wooden floors and free standing baths. Highly acclaimed on site restaurant for local seafood & more. Great base for exploring Marlborough region. See More

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  • Lime Tree Lodge Wanaka 6 rooms from £200

    Country Escape  -  Surrounded by mountains and situated near Lake Wanaka this is a scenic spot for a rural break
    Watersports  -  Keen explorers will adore jet boating on the Matukituki, Clutha or Wilkin Rivers
    Wine tasting  -  Take a tour of the nearby world-famous wineries of Rippon, Maude, Archangel
    Groups  -  Book the 4 guestrooms and 2 suites for a lively group trip
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    A charming lodge set within ten acres of picturesque gardens and grounds, surrounded by the Southern Alps. Six spacious rooms & suites benefit from the spectacular views seen through floor-to-ceiling windows. An intimate B&B that can be booked in its entirety for families or groups. See More

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  • Dyers House Christchurch (Cashmere) 3 rooms from £200

    Historic  -  A lovingly restored Edwardian mansion, built in 1906 and now boasting modern facilities but retaining its original charm
    Owner managed  -  Owners Barry & Angela are a delight, making guests feel very welcome with baked goods, breakfasts & recommendations
    Sights nearby  -  Book a tour of the fascinating home of the crime novelist & dramatist Ngaio Marsh
    Romantic Break  -  Ideal for a romantic escape, with friendly hosts and plenty of intimate charm
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    A gorgeous Edwardian villa in the pretty Cashmere Hills, offering 3 inviting, traditional guest rooms — some with garden views and fireplaces. Hosts Angela & Barry cook up big breakfasts and offer heaps of local recommendations. Plan an intimate garden wedding or hide away in bliss as a couple. See More

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  • Dunluce B&B Te Anau 4 rooms from £204

    Country Escape  -  Offering great access to the quiet town of Te-Anau and sumptuous views of its impressive and wild mountain ranges and lakes
    Romantic Break  -  This quiet, comfortable and adult only B&B is an ideal destination for a romantic and active escape in captivating scenery
    Great walks  -  Both the grounds and local area offer excellent opportunities for gentle strolls and countryside walks
    Birdwatching  -  Te-Anau boasts a bird sanctuary, birdwatching trails and a wealth of native bird species
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    10 minutes walk from Lake Te Anau, Dunluce B&B is an attractive modern construction, nestled in 1.5 acres of neat gardens with mountain and lake views. The adult only property will appeal to couples with its comfortable goose-feather beds, plush and cosy room design, and glorious romantic vistas. See More

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  • Vintners Retreat Blenheim (Marlborough) 12 rooms from £212

    Wine tasting  -  Nautilus and Wairau River are the nearest wineries, with tours and tastings just a five minute walk from your villa
    Families  -  Multi-bedroom villas with kitchens, sitting rooms and private terraces are ideal for families or groups
    Great walks  -  Walk or cycle alongside the winding Wairau River, where you can also fish and bird watch
    Other Activities  -  The pétanque strip and croquet sets are great for games with family and friends
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    Luxury accommodation in Marlborough vines. Self-catering lodges with kitchens, laundry facilities, living areas and outdoor patios with BBQs. Swimming pool and tennis court on site. Ideal for wine tours and family or group holidays. See More

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  • The Waters Tasman 4 rooms from £167

    Local exploring  -  Explore the nearby Windhover Estate and the forests, national parks and the city of Nelson, all in easy reach
    Wine tasting  -  Wine tours around the neighbouring Windhover Estate can be arranged for guests by the property managers
    Romantic Break  -  Peaceful suites with king size beds open onto spectacular ocean vistas, ideal for romantic couples
    Sailing  -  Sailing excursions around the Kina Peninsula are brilliant for spotting wildlife
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    This collection of four suites on a peninsula by the Tasman Sea offers a delightful luxury B&B experience, with thoroughly modern rooms, outstanding views, and a stretch of private beach. Visiting couples will find king sized beds, a range of outdoor activities and serene, private tranquility. See More

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  • The George, Christchurch Christchurch 53 rooms from £216

    Learning  -  The hotel's collection of innovative NZ art has been refined since the 1990s by curator Stephen Gleeson, also an NZ sculptor
    Foodies  -  Executive Chef Chanaka Jayabahu heads award-winning 50 Bistro, specialising in seasonal fare. Great for keen foodies
    Wine tasting  -  Enjoy 5-course Winemaker's Dinners, with each dish matched to wines from Misha's Vineyard & Langmeil Wines
    Mountain biking  -  Borrow bikes & helmets from the hotel, and head out to explore the city or cycle along the Avon River
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Fodors

    Small luxury boutique hotel in centre of Christchurch. Local art on walls, top amenities and great views from rooms out to Hagley Park or River Avon. Two award-winning restaurants, access to a gym and free use of mountain bikes. City style done well. See More

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  • Matuka Lodge Twizel, South Island 4 rooms from £226

    Active Holiday  -  From hiking to cycling or fishing to observatory tours there's plenty to keep busy with here both night and day
    Back to Nature  -  Boasting a remote location right on its own trout pond, and overlooking the Southern Alps
    Cycling  -  Borrow one of the hotel's bicycles to explore the region at your own pace
    Great walks  -  Spend a day hiking in Mount Cook National Park
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    A modern lodge boasting a spectacular and remote location overlooking the Southern Alps. With just four rooms this is an intimate stay. Bedrooms are bright and spacious with floor to ceiling windows allowing for guests to enjoy the views from the bed and bath. A luxury choice for a rural escape. See More

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  • The Dairy Private Hotel Queenstown 12 rooms from £230

    Close to nightlife  -  Discover Queenstown's 150+ bars, restaurants & cafés — including Tanoshi, Rata and The Lodge Bar — just a short walk away.
    Historic  -  The town's original corner store, the building was built in the 1920s, and now fuses historic charm with modern cool
    Romantic Break  -  Couples will love stargazing in the hot tub or kicking back in indulgent suites
    City Style  -  A hip urban pad with quirky interiors and a great happy hour
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    Originally Queenstown's convenience store, The Dairy has been a local landmark since the 1920s. Now, the red-painted exterior hides 12 joyful rooms & suites, with quirky wallpapers & mountain views. Highlights include a hot tub, yummy breakfasts & sociable happy hour. For hip couples or friends. See More

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  • Lands End Boutique Hotel South Island 5 rooms from £240

    Country Escape  -  Escape to the quiet island of Bluff, and the southernmost town in NZ, settled in rugged and peaceful windswept coastline
    Beach Life  -  Bluff plays host to one of the south island's best beaches, with wide expanses of white sand
    Local exploring  -  Explore Bluff Island and the surrounding Foveaux Strait coastline from this cosy base
    Restaurant  -  Oyster Cove Restaurant & Bar in partnership next door with excellent a-la carte menu and seafood
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    A smart modern hotel settled on a strip of rugged and striking coastline on Bluff Island. Large rooms are bright and contemporary with simple white-on-white style and wonderful sea or garden views. Dine in the neighbouring seafood restaurant and spend days in the great outdoors. A laid-back stay. See More

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  • Wanaka Haven Wanaka 5 rooms from £188

    Back to Nature  -  Appreciate the beauty of New Zealand’s South Island. Mountains merging into lakes, sunny crisp air and crystal clear waters
    Eco break  -  Geothermal underfloor heating throughout the lodge and the highest environmental practices adhered to
    Sights nearby  -  Puzzling world- regularly voted one of New Zealand’s best family attractions, experience the eccentric maze or Illusions room
    Fishing  -  Brown trout, rainbow trout and salmon can all be found in the local waters. Shoreline fishing or take a boat to the best spots
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    A luxurious and well-appointed lodge with beautiful views. Interiors are chic and contemporary yet still with a cosy lodge feel. Expect expanses of glass, wood-burning stoves, pale wooden floors and plush leather sofas. A warm property perfect to return to after a day spent outdoors. See More

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  • The Vicarage, South Island South Island 7 rooms from £245

    Active Holiday  -  The area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities, with excellent walking and riding trails and canoeing on the river
    Country Escape  -  The countryside town of Geraldine boasts excellent access to walks through beautiful, tranquil scenery
    Romantic Break  -  Rooms are sized perfectly for couples, with king sized beds and cosy decor setting a romantic scene
    Local markets  -  Geraldine Farmers Market and Craft Market are both a few steps away
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    Quaint and comfortable; this wood-panelled, two storey Tudor style construction is the perfect cosy retreat for couples looking to explore one of New Zealand's most charming towns. Relax with huge sink-into double beds, en-suite bathrooms and a warm communal lounge. See More

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  • Alpine Suites on Tekapo Lake Tekapo, South Island 2 rooms from £248

    Back to Nature  -  Occupying a spectacular and remote position on Lake Tekapo - the perfect back to nature escape
    Groups  -  With just two suites this is a great option for small groups to rent out in its entirety
    Great walks  -  Walk the track (45min) to the summit of Mount John and see amazing 360 degree views of the Mackenzie Country
    Views  -  Fabulous views over Lake Tekapo and Two Thumb Mountain Range
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    A chic little boutique B&B offering an intimate and contemporary stay overlooking Lake Tekapo. The two ground floor suites are simply designed with sink-into beds, picture-frame windows and indulgent bathrooms. The hosts are charming and there are activities abound in the area. See More

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  • Mt Michael Lodge Cromwell, South Island 4 rooms from £248

    Boutique  -  The four-room property offers sleek boutique design with simple minimalist style and plenty of luxury trimmings
    Country Escape  -  A stylish rural escape set in an expansive vineyard - it doesn't really get much better than this!
    Romantic Break  -  Think hot tubs, sink-into-beds, mountain views and plenty of good wine
    Private Hot Tub  -  Book the Lake View or Dunstan room for your patio with private hot tub
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    Set amidst a Pinot Noir vineyard, this is a sleek boutique property perfect for a rural hideaway. The four rooms are minimalist in design with floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors leading on to private terraces. Spend days in the great outdoors before returning for a soak in the hot tub. See More

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  • Hulbert House Queenstown 6 rooms from £256

    Romantic Break  -  With luxurious bedding, stylish interiors and a great location, book this hotel for your next romantic city break
    Local exploring  -  Siutated just 500m from the centre of Queenstown, book this hotel as a base for your local exploring
    City Style  -  Set in one of the original residences of Queenstown, this hotel has reams of original city style
    Sights nearby  -  Ride in the Skyline Gondola, cable cars which will carry you over the city to the sleek Skyline complex, with panoramic views
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    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels

    This hotel is housed in a beautifully restored Victorian villa in Queenstown. Each of the individually designed guestrooms offers views of Lake Wakatipu or the Skyline Hill, in addition to elegant, period-style furnishings and luxurious, Hungarian goose down linens. See More

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  • Stoneridge Estate Queenstown 9 rooms from £260

    Country Escape  -  Set on a beautiful vineyard & surrounded by mountains, this is an idyllic rural retreat
    Wine tasting  -  Follow the Queenstown Wine Trail, beginning at Stoneridge's own Cellar Door
    Views  -  Stunning views over Lake Hayes to the mountains beyond.
    Weddings  -  A sublime spot for an intimate wedding or elopement
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    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels

    A small boutique hotel set on a picturesque vineyard with spectacular mountain views. Choose a contemporary or traditional suite, feast on local produce with the 5-course degustation menu, and relax in the hot tub. Ideal for intimate weddings, adventurous holidays & wine tasting holidays. See More

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  • Bell Hill Apartments Dunedin 3 rooms from £260

    Designer Shopping  -  The building's back wall faces the Octagon: you're perfectly place for shopping at the area's many boutiques
    Romantic Break  -  Hide away in the privacy of your own luxury apartment as a couple, experiencing historic Dunedin
    Great walks  -  Follow the Street Art Trail or Writers' Walk to explore the city & discover its rich culture
    Groups  -  Three two-bedroom apartments, perfect for groups of friends staying in the city
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    Three elegant two-bedroom apartments in the restored heritage Investment House, on the southern edge of The Octagon in central Dunedin. Expect classic, characterful interiors with cosy sitting rooms, private patios, well-equipped kitchens & striking city views. A chic base for a city stay See More

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  • Hidden Lodge, Queenstown Queenstown 4 rooms from £260

    Total relaxation  -  A soothing spot 5 minutes' drive from Queenstown, complete with a wood-fired hot tub, sauna and lovely lakeside gardens
    Other Activities  -  Take an amazing helicopter trip with Southern Glacier Lakes Heli, or try bungee jumping
    Wine tasting  -  Take a guided tour through Central Otago's top wineries with Appellation Wine Tours
    Groups  -  Book the whole house for a great group holiday to adventure-filled Queenstown
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    A luxurious B&B with wonderful unobstructed views over Lake Wakatipu from four suites, terraces and the hot tub. With a gym, sauna, laundry room and outdoor dining area, this is a lovely spot to relax. A stroll from the bustle of town, well-placed for cycling, hiking and lakeside explorations. See More

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  • Beaufort House Akaroa 7520 5 rooms from £205

    Great walks  -  Follow the 'Village Walks' series through the Akaroa reserves, visiting key sites inc. the French Cemetery & Britomart Monument
    Local exploring  -  Explore the scenery on land and water. Harbour cruises, fishing, diving, horse treks, hikes and mountain bikes are popular
    Historic  -  Built in 1878, the house was originally named 'The Wilderness', and has been a guest house for over 100 years
    Wine tasting  -  Sample Beaufort House Pinot Noir or Chardonnay during your stay
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    An historic and secluded lodge set in beautifully manicured gardens, surrounded by vineyards. Interiors are cosy and traditional with antiques, chintz fabrics and roaring log fires. A charming base from which to engage in the various outdoor activities this picturesque region has to offer. See More

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  • Manakau PurePod Kaikoura 1 rooms from £280

    Back to Nature  -  Truly immerse and surround yourself in vast expanses of unspoiled wilderness at this wonderfully isolated property
    Country Escape  -  Remote and removed from it all, it is hard to imagine a more perfect place to escape the world for a weekend
    Romantic Break  -  Perfectly sized for two, enjoy each other's company in splendid isolation and comfort
    Birdwatching  -  The property's floor to ceiling glass window walls permit guests to observe the local fauna from the comfort of their own room
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    Marvel at stunning mountain vistas by day and a tapestry of a million stars by night in a beautifully secluded and isolated luxury pod. Excellently outfitted with cooking and bathroom facilities in a thoroughly modern construction perfect for couples seeking a slice of unspoiled rural heaven. See More

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  • Church Hill Lodge and Restaurant Stewart Island 3 rooms from £298

    Foodies  -  With five greenhouses, expansive gardens, and seafood on the doorstep - this the real deal in homegrown organic cooking
    Groups  -  The self-contained cottages sleep up to seven and are ideally suited for small groups
    Restaurant  -  Fabulous menu highlighting the best of local and national produce
    Private Hot Tub  -  Foveaux Room has its own outdoor wood-fired hot tub
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    A boutique property located on the coast in Oban, Stewart Island. This is a family-run affair with a real focus on the restaurant which uses homegrown produce and local seafood. Accommodation is simple and contemporary with large floor-to-ceiling windows framing the ocean views. A homely stay. See More

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  • Cabot Lodge Manapouri 4 rooms from £300

    Local exploring  -  Packages available featuring active exploration of the local area, there are hiking, cycling and climbing options for everyone
    Back to Nature  -  Set in glorious countryside, guests can reconnect with the natural world on expeditions or at the property on the farm
    Views  -  The real centerpiece of this property, the views at the Cabot Lodge are simply astounding
    Fishing  -  Take advantage of the 2 day trout fishing package and explore idyllic lakes and rivers on a guided tour of the best spots around
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    These attractively rustic yet supremely comfortable suites are set in some of New Zealand's most beautiful landscapes. Spacious interiors feature working fireplaces and large picture frame windows to take in the views. With numerous once-in-a-lifetime experiences in the area, this is a unique stay. See More

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  • Greystone PurePod South Island 1 rooms from £310

    Honeymoons  -  A tranquil spot for honeymooners dreaming of absolute privacy — combined with easy access to fabulous wineries & delicious food
    Hideaway  -  A remote escape overlooking Greystone Vineyard, this is a wonderfully secluded spot for romantic couples or nature lovers
    Outstanding location  -  Expansive views of the Waipara Valley, Southern Alps & skies full of stars — seen through the telescope — at night
    Wine tasting  -  Taste six wines at the nearby Greystone Cellar Door, or explore further afield to tour numerous world-class wineries
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    A secluded eco-escape above Greystone Winery in the Waipara Valley. Designed for nature enthusiasts or romantic couples eager to hide away in total tranquility, the modern, glass-roofed pod has a cosy double bed, a kitchenette, a terrace & a telescope for gazing up at the stars. Adults only. See More

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  • Prospect Lodge Te Anau 2 rooms from £315

    Back to Nature  -  With views of the unspoiled national park from the windows, guests are immersed in nature from the moment they arrive
    Country Escape  -  Escape from the hustle and bustle and relax in the South Island countryside in this charming and comfortable B&B
    Active Holiday  -  Guests can hike, cycle and swim (if they're feeling adventurous) in the property's scenic surroundings
    Sights nearby  -  Fiordland National Park offers some of the world's most impressive scenery
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    An impressive yet welcoming piece of architecture just outside Te Anau. The home of Ross and Joan Cockburn offers 2 guest rooms, each comfortably furnished, with private patios, excellent views and home cooked hot breakfasts. A cosy and comfortable base from which to explore Fiordland National Park. See More

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  • Bay of Many Coves Resort Picton (Arthur's Bay) 11 rooms from £331

    Active Holiday  -  With 52 hectares of coastal grounds, the resort is perfect for active travellers of all ages to sail, kayak, swim & birdwatch
    Groups  -  Families or groups will adore the two- and three-bedroom villas with private terraces and heaps of space
    Birdwatching  -  Kereru, Tui and Weka emerge at dusk on the grounds, whilst the world's only King Cormorant breeding colony is nearby
    Great walks  -  Trails wind through the resort's 52 hectares of private bush, alive with native birds
    SpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViewsNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels

    Tranquil and private luxury eco-resort with spacious, elegant rooms & apartments. Outdoor decks & huge picture windows make the most of fantastic views over the bay. With a fine dining restaurant, private jetty, hot tub, outdoor swimming pool and 52 hectares of grounds. See More

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  • Whare Kea Lodge Wanaka 6 rooms from £347

    Weddings  -  A gorgeous venue for intimate weddings with up to 25 guests, complete with gourmet dining & spectacular views
    Groups  -  Families or groups can book the whole house for a luxury escape, with easy access to myriad outdoor sports
    Trekking  -  Explore Mt. Aspiring National Park or tackle an overnight hike from the Whare Kea Chalet
    Riding  -  Enjoy horse trekking through gold mining valleys or amidst the vines of Rippon Vineyard
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    Luxury accommodation for up to 12 guests on Lake Wanaka. Ensuite rooms have under-floor heating, walk-in double-headed showers and contemporary art on walls. With a private chef, hot tub and ski storage, as well as yoga classes available. Ideal for intimate weddings or fun-filled group trips. See More

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  • The Peppertree Blenheim 5 rooms from £350

    Sights nearby  -  Molesworth High Country Farm Tours focus on early pioneers and farmers, with day-long trips into the rural Marlborough landscape
    Country Escape  -  A luxurious Edwardian villa set within the beautiful Marlborough wine region
    Garden  -  The Peppertree has its own olive grove, orchards and 328 Chardonnay vines
    Birdwatching  -  Get close to beautiful birds on kayaking trips with Driftwood Eco-Tours
    Swimming PoolGardenDisabled accessViewsParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels

    A quaint Edwardian villa turned luxury boutique hotel in the picturesque Marlborough wine region. Sumptuous rooms are individually styled and the best have free-standing baths and working fireplaces. The wrap-around terrace is a lovely spot to sample regional wines. A tranquil country escape. See More

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  • Matakauri Lodge Queenstown (569 Glenorchy Road) 16 rooms from £354

    Wine tasting  -  Private tastings at Mondillo Vineyard & Valli Wines, with lunch at Mt Difficulty or Carrick wineriesare exceptional
    Honeymoons  -  Enjoy an intimate wedding or kickstart your honeymoon in a deluxe suite with dreamy lake views & gourmet fare
    Golf  -  Arrive by helicopter for the unique part 3 golf experience atop Cecil Peak - expect amazing views!
    Groups  -  Book the Owner's Cottage - with space for 8 guests - for an unforgettable family or group trip
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenDisabled accessViewsParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    Luxury lodge with wow factor in stunning location just seven minutes drive from Queenstown on Lake Wakatipu. Range of villas and suites available, all with private balconies and decks with views to distant mountains. Heated outdoor infinity pool, gym and spa. Blissful country escape. See More

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  • The Cinema Suites Te Anau 1 rooms from £370

    Active Holiday  -  Take a ride with Fiordland Helicopters, visit the Milford Sound and trek through the beautiful South Island wilderness
    Quirky  -  A little bit different, this property conjoins two large bedrooms into a very spacious suite above the local cinema
    Hotel Entertainment  -  Pop downstairs for a free showing of local film, The Ata Whenua Fiordland Experience
    Sights nearby  -  Famed for it's natural beauty, the Fiordland Sound fjord and the Livingston and Eglinton mountain ranges are in easy reach
    Air conditioningParkingNo pets

    A cosy retreat in the heart of Te Anau sleeping up to 5 guests. Taking design cues from the leafy surroundings, locally crafted furnishings complement the homely but modern open lounge area. Added luxuries include Egyptian cotton linens and a bottle of complimentary wine. A chic home-away-from-home. See More

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