New Zealand is
also a provider of some of the most luxurious accommodation
in the world with a huge selection of upmarket B&Bs, boutique
hotels, luxury lodges and spa destinations offering visitors
an unprecedented variety of kiwiana experiences combined with
old-world charm and sophisticated hospitality.
Zealand has made quite the name for itself as a travel
destination in recent years, assisted by the plethora
of movies filmed in the country that have brought
the North & South Islands to the attention of
would be travelers all over the world.
its awesome landscapes, lush forests, amazing native
wildlife and hospitable climate, New Zealand is a
haven for outdoor activities and a paradise for nature
Auckland , or
The City Of Sails as it is known, is the North Island's
largest city and is consistently voted one of the world’s
best lifestyle cities in international surveys. The cosmopolitan
city centre is the perfect base for visitors wanting to
indulge in outstanding food, wine and shopping, and is complemented
by great escapes only half an hour away and an extensive
network of regional parks covering some 37,000 hectares.
One of the best ways to appreciate Auckland is from on the
water. Regular ferries service the islands of the Hauraki
Gulf , while charter boats are available in every incarnation,
from classic yachts to speed launches.
is the South Island 's largest city - a vibrant, cosmopolitan
destination with exciting festivals, theatre, modern art
galleries, great shopping and award-winning attractions.
Known as the ‘Garden City’, it is surrounded
by the vast Canterbury plains, bordered by the grand Southern
Alps , and is at the centre of farming and viticulture country.
Christchurch is the perfect gateway to all South Island
destinations and whether visitors are looking for a relaxed
day out sight-seeing or more active pursuits, there are
plenty of options.
& Experience Suggestions:
House, Remuera, Auckland
Cotter House, a small, luxury hotel and Inner City Heritage
Luxury Retreat situated in Auckland , has introduced a new
experience, The Auckland Art Trail. Introduced
by owner and avid art collector, Gloria Poupard-Walbridge,
the art trail allows guests to share Gloria’s love
and knowledge of the local art scene.
Lodge, Kauri Coast , Northland, North Island
Waipoua Lodge, situated on the Kauri Coast offers luxury
accommodation in a historic setting on the northernmost
boundary of the Waipoua Forest . The property has introduced
three new experiences aptly themed bush, wildlife and sea,
to enhance guests’ enjoyment of the local, natural
wonders: the ‘Shipwrecks & SeascapesGuided
Tour’; the ‘ Kauri Forest By Night
Tour’ and the ‘Lord Of The Forest
Guided Walk’. Waipoua Lodge.
The Lodge, Hawke’s Bay, North Island
Located right in the heart of food and wine mecca,
Hawke’s Bay, is Greenhill The Lodge. An exclusive,
historic mansion, the properties central location makes
it the ideal base for guests wishing to indulge in the local,
gourmet delights and there are many ways to experience the
vintages of Hawke’s Bay wine country. Guests may choose
to self drive with a Hawke’s Bay wineries guide map
or embark on a wine tour hosted by a local expert. There
are over 40 wineries with cellar door facilities scattered
within a 30 minute drive of Greenhill, and popular choices
for a relaxed, languorous winery lunch in the sunshine include
Black Barn Vineyards, Clearview Estate Winery, Craggy Range
Winery, Sileni Estates and Te Awa Winery.
House, Christchurch , South
Claremont Country Estate, Waipara, South Island
Huntley House, originally built in 1876 by one of Christchurch
's early settlers, has retained many of its original features
resulting in a hotel that is a graceful reminder of Christchurch
's colonial past. Fringed by towering trees, manicured lawns
and park-like gardens, Huntley House is situated between
the airport and city centre and is a short drive from local
attractions and race courses. It is the ideal base from
which to explore Christchurch and the Canterbury region,
famous for natural beauty and a wealth of things to do.
Claremont Country Estate provides luxury lodge accommodation
with an unequalled geological experience just 45 minutes from
Christchurch airport. Situated on a 2,400 acre working deer
and sheep high country station, the property lies amongst
manicured gardens, nestled below New Zealand ’s Southern
Alps . A not-to-be-missed experience is the off-road driving
tour unique to Claremont that takes in the spectacular geological
features and natural wonders found on the property. This odyssey
into pre-historic New Zealand transports guests back 65 million
years, and includes the rare opportunity to handle fossilised