New Zealand Landscapes
Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses
Luxury out on a limb Nestled ten meters above the ground in a stylish luxury treehouse, just north of the prime eco-destination of Kaikoura. Architecturally-designed Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses lies between the Kaikoura Seaward Mountains and famed Mangamaunu Bay. Stay in the contemporary country lodge or the Olive House owners cottage. For something truly unique, try one of five luxury tree houses built into the canopy of a native Kanuka grove, where huge windows bring the outdoors in. All accommodations are accented by stunning, locally made wooden furniture. On-site facilities include an world renowned restaurant using ingredients grown on site and sourced locally, an outdoor lap pool, spa, sauna, and onsite spa services.
Luxuriate in a part of New Zealand’s history Relax in one of New Zealand’s premier heritage luxury lodges, offering gourmet dining and warm hospitality. Five charming guest rooms, each with its own character, have been appointed to the highest standard. The rooms in the main lodge building are decorated in period-style providing a chance to experience the splendor of a grand Victorian manor house, while the spacious suites in the Annex offer private sitting areas and king-size beds. Gourmet dining is a highlight, with meals prepared using lodge-grown ingredients, and menus crafted for each set of guests. The wine list includes some of New Zealand’s finest vintages, including some you are unlikely to encounter elsewhere.
Te Waonui Forest Retreat
A haven from the city rush A foray into New Zealand’s pristine wilderness – Te Waonui Forest Retreat is truly a place to relax and refresh. All focus has been on creating a healthy, environmentally safe habitat to maximize guests’ wellbeing. With a natural, earthy ambience and attentive service, there’s no better place to take a deep breath and simply unwind. Every aspect of the 5 star Qualmark rated Te Waonui Forest Retreat has been crafted to an impeccable standard. From deluxe soundproofing technology between rooms to the five-course degustation menu featuring local cuisine, every detail you can imagine has been thought out and developed. A truly innovative retreat, Te Waonui Forest Retreat raises the bar in unique luxury.
A journey of a lifetime Experience some of New Zealand’s most dramatic and unique landscapes. Explore the permanently active volcano White Island trekking across the lunar-like crater floor to stand on the very edge of an amazing crater lake. Landing on Mount Tarawera, the dormant volcano offers a privileged view of spectacular craters and domes formed by the historic 1886 eruption. Exclusive permits allow you to experience and explore some of the most spectacular geothermal reserves and lakes by helicopter or floatplane, destinations otherwise hard to reach. Other tour options include wine, golf, fishing and cruising charters across the North Island.
The ultimate dinner, bed and breakfast experience Luxuriant rainforest clings to sheer rock walls washed with waterfalls. In the foreground stands Mitre Peak, dominating the skyline. Overnighting on the Milford Mariner is a truly immersive Milford Sound experience – wake up to the dawn of a new day in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Cruise the full length of the fiord to the open sea with a nature guide on hand to highlight points of interest and wildlife, then anchor in sheltered Harrison Cove. Kayak and explore by small boat followed by a sumptuous three-course dinner. The following morning, enjoy breakfast before returning to Milford Wharf.