Luxury Hotels in New Zealand

New Zealanders aren't the types to shy away from ultimate luxury, boasting some of the top lodges in the world. Whether it's a funky city hotel, large countryside estate or ocean view lodge, the quality will be top class, and therefore totally worth travelling across the globe to get to. However the best bit of the humble abodes in New Zealand is the cuisine; our favourite luxury hotels always aim to make it the gourmet experience of your trip. Winning! Our Australasia team have selflessly undertaken the task to visit and revisit the country to inspect the best properties, here are our favourites:

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Annandale

New Zealand > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > The South Island

New Zealand is famous for its luxurious lodges, but they do tend to stick to a well-worn – if completely excellent – format. That’s what makes the entrance stage left of Annandale all the more exciting, because this is somewhere utterly original with both a big and small ‘O’. Read more

Eagle's Nest

New Zealand > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > The North Island

Set atop a private peninsula overlooking the Bay of Islands, and surrounded by 75 acres of sub-tropical native bush and secluded beaches, Eagles Nest hotel is in a fantastic location. Read more

Treetops Lodge and Estate

New Zealand > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > The North Island

In the heart of the Maori spiritual home of Rotorua, Treetops Lodge and Estate is a delightful haven of peace and relaxation. Surrounded by forest with valley and lake views, the Lodge is equally welcoming of honeymooning couples as of families. Read more

Hotel DeBrett

New Zealand > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > The North Island

Set in the heart of the fashionable district of downtown Auckland, the contemporary and stylish Hotel DeBrett is the perfect base from which to explore the city’s elegant shops and numerous art galleries. Read more

Huka Lodge

New Zealand > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > The North Island

Located on the banks of the Waikato River in 17 acres of parkland, Huka Lodge is the last word in luxury. Read more

Cape Kidnappers

New Zealand > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > The North Island

Set high above Hawke’s Bay, Cape Kidnappers Lodge is surrounded by 6000 acres of lush green farmland and rolling hills. The Lodge has panoramic vistas of the Pacific Ocean and a subtropical maritime climate. Read more

Wharekauhau Lodge

New Zealand > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > The North Island

Set in secluded beauty on the south east coast of New Zealand’s North Island (90 minutes by road from Wellington) Wharekauhau is a luxurious country retreat based on a 5,000 acre working sheep station overlooking the spectacular Palliser Bay. Read more

Greenhill Lodge

New Zealand > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > The North Island

Greenhill offers luxurious accommodation in a tranquil location at the heart of the Hawke’s Bay wine country, on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Read more

Kauri Cliffs

New Zealand > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > The North Island

Kauri Cliffs has an illustrious reputation for humble luxury; welcoming guests to a quaint and secluded corner of New Zealand’s North Island. For many it is, quite simply, the resort of choice for any kiwi getaway. Better still the property is located near Matauri Bay, on almost 6,000 acres of... Read more

Millbrook Resort

New Zealand > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > The South Island

This hotel preserves its rich history and natural surroundings, whilst remaining one of the worlds leading five star golf and spa resorts. Read more

Azur Lodge

New Zealand > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > The South Island

Set on a private hillside above Lake Wakatipu, Azur is a private and tranquil lodge just five minutes drive from buzzing downtown Queenstown. Read more

Blanket Bay

New Zealand > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > The South Island

Located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, this alpine Lodge takes its name from the tradition of sheep shearing on the shores of the lake. Read more

Bay of Many Coves

New Zealand > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > The South Island

Accessible only by ferry, the Bay of Many Coves Resort is a true romantic hideaway. Spectacular views of the Queen Charlotte Sound are complimented by the surrounding bush in New Zealand’s sunniest region. Read more

Grasmere Lodge

New Zealand > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > The South Island

Grasmere Lodge has evolved from a traditional farm homestead built in 1858 to a sophisticated and tranquil retreat which offers adventures galore. Read more

Matakauri Lodge

New Zealand > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > The South Island

Matakauri Alpine Lodge just outside Queenstown offers a rustic yet luxurious stay, with spectacular scenery and a huge variety of outdoor activities. Read more

Edenhouse

New Zealand > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > The South Island

On the edge of the Abel Tasman National Park lies Edenhouse hotel, an exclusive and elegant retreat in the Orinoco Valley. Read more

Otahuna

New Zealand > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > The South Island

Any visitor to New Zealand looking to experience the Maori concept of manaakitanga (the importance of hospitality towards guests) need look no further than Otahuna Lodge. Read more

Minaret Station

New Zealand > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > The South Island

A spectacular helicopter flight over the jagged peaks and glaciers above Lake Wanaka delivers guests to this exclusive lodge, the first of its kind in New Zealand. Read more

Whare Kea

New Zealand > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > The South Island

Whare Kea is a luxurious private hire lodge surrounded by 60 acres of farmland on the shore of Lake Wanaka, and the perfect place for a family gathering or group of friends. Read more

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