Luxury Lodges of New Zealand
Nestled in a private forest on the banks of the Motueka River Just a 50-minute drive from Nelson and Abel Tasman National Park, Stonefly Lodge provides luxury accommodation and an ideal base from which to explore this fascinating part of the South Island. Architecturally designed and built from local stone and timber, the lodge is centrally located between three spectacular national parks. Four guest rooms with en suites, feature private balconies overlooking the river and surrounding mountains. Activities available near the lodge include fly fishing, helicopter scenic flights, sea kayaking, guided and unguided hiking tours, wine tasting, white water rafting, horse riding and exploring the many art and craft studios in the region.
Enjoy the outdoors, and some of the best New Zealand trout fishing, in style at this iconic lodge Zane Grey made it famous, the Queen Mother stalked trout in it, US President Jimmy Carter found solitude beside it. Tongariro Lodge is situated in park-like grounds on the southern shores of Lake Taupo on the banks of the Tongariro river. Guests can enjoy some of the best trout fishing in the world. Close by is the Tongariro World Heritage National Park, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, heli-hiking, scenic flights and snow skiing in winter. Lodge guests can also enjoy white water rafting, the country’s top golf courses, and numerous other world-class outdoor activities. Experienced resident fly fishing and outdoor guides are provided. The lodge provides a unique fishing lodge atmosphere with comfortable lounges, open fires, friendly and efficient staff and the best of food and wine. Guests have 9 hectares (22 acres) of grounds to explore. Relax in the separate and private well-appointed villas. The lodge also offers a spa pool, tennis court and heli-pad.
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
A perfect setting for honeymoons and romantic getaways Set atop 2,428 rolling hectares (6,000 rolling acres) of stunning pastureland in Hawke’s Bay, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers affords spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean. The Farm offers 22 suites, and an Owner’s Cottage. Each suite has a bedroom with sitting area, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom boasting views over the farm, golf course and Pacific Ocean. The common areas of our lodge offer numerous welcoming and comfortable spaces in which to relax; including the intimate snug, stylish lounges complete with open fires and outdoor conservatory areas, you can enjoy the picturesque landscape from wherever you are in the lodge. The property features a championship golf course and Club House, heated infinity swimming pool with Jacuzzi and cabana, spa facility and fully equipped gym, offering yoga, Pilates, golf specific fitness and personal training by appointment. Cape Kidnappers boasts some of the most inspiring trails in the North Island. Explore a variety of terrain, from moderate forest walks to ocean-side hikes along the cliffs. Backpacks, blankets, picnics and directions are always available.
Unrivalled charm, beauty and adventure Nestled in a serene valley in the heart of rural Nelson, Edenhouse is an overdue reminder of the genuine meaning of luxury. This prestigious lodge is situated within 50 acres of private grounds and internationally acclaimed gardens and is perfectly positioned between Nelson and The Abel Tasman National Park. The highly regarded Robb Report included Edenhouse in its list of ‘The world’s top 100 resorts’ featuring ‘Earth’s most exclusive retreats’. It described Edenhouse as “Discreet intimate luxury at its best”. This is the country the world knows for its trout-fishing rivers, wild mountains, pristine countryside, cerulean bays and the golden, postcard beaches of the Abel Tasman National Park. Artisan food producers, a thriving arts and crafts community, and internationally reputed wineries are all within easy reach of Edenhouse. The Abel Tasman National Park consistently ranks as one of the five top tourist attractions in New Zealand. Guests have a choice of accommodation – two garden cottages and one lodge suite, all are in excess of 1,200 square feet, each with two bathrooms and a sitting room.