The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
Set on 6,000 acres of lush rolling North Island countryside and bushland beside the Pacific, the five-star luxury 22-suite Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is one of three properties owned by the New York-based Robertson family (the others are the Farm at Cape Kidnappers and Matakauri Lodge). Despite its American owners, Kauri Cliffs feels 100% Kiwi. Each cottage suite has its own private porch, bedroom with sitting area, and open fireplace. Gourmet a la carte dining is available in either the main dining room or on the verandas. While the spectacular championship golf course is the main draw here, there are also two tennis courts, an infinity pool, secluded swimming beaches, and a spa regarded as one of the best in New Zealand.
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
Located on the North Island in Hawke’s Bay, one of New Zealand’s most important wine districts, and set atop 6,000 rolling acres of pasture land is the five-star deluxe Farm at Cape Kidnappers. While this is a golfer’s paradise, it has so much more to offer – gourmet cuisine, rafting and fishing, galloping along the immense beaches on horseback, relaxing in the spa, helicopter or hot air balloon rides, and visiting the surrounding wine estates. Each one of the 24 suites has its own private balcony and features room-controlled air conditioning, high-speed wireless Internet, flat-screen TV, DVD, CD player with iPod connection, security safe, fully stocked complementary mini-bar, and luxurious bathroom.
Founded in the 1920’s, Huka Lodge, renowned for its luxurious hospitality, is considered to be the iconic New Zealand retreat for the discerning traveler. Located on 17 acres of magnificent manicured grounds and nestled along the banks of the Waikato River just upstream of the mighty Huka Falls, the lodge has 18 rooms, one suite and two exclusive Cottages. The Owners Cottage provides secluded accommodations for a maximum of 8 guests, and the new Alan Pye cottage has 2 bedrooms for four guests. Fabulous cuisine, beautify unspoiled scenery and superb hospitality provide you with a most memorable and relaxing stay.
Overlooking the 3rd & 4th holes of Kinloch Golf Club, Dunalistair House is a spectacular custom-built luxury rental home with 4 large en-suite bedrooms that can be kings or twins for parties of up to 8 guests. You’ll immediately discover the benefits that come with staying at an award winning holiday home which has proven time and again that it is one of New Zealand’s most exclusive vacation rentals. Dunalistair House offers a fully equipped kitchen (chef services can be arranged upon request), a BBQ, complimentary wireless broadband throughout, Ipad for guest use and a Media Room to enjoy movies or sport. Nearby fly fishing is also available. Dunalistair House is located a few minutes’ drive to the quaint village of Kinloch and 15 minutes’ drive to Wairakei International Golf Course.
Hilton Lake Taupo
The Hilton Lake Taupo Hotel is located just minutes from the town center and features sweeping views over the largest lake in New Zealand and TongariroNational Park. The original Terraces Hotel, built in 1889, forms the Heritage Wing with rooms that feature private balconies offering views of LakeTaupo or the picturesque thermal springs. The new Mountain Wing features guest rooms, suites and self-contained apartments and include wireless internet access and complimentary use of the FitnessCenter and pool. Enjoy lakeside views over breakfast or dinner in front of a welcoming open fire in the Bistro Lago.
Crown Hotel Napier
Located in the picturesque seaside village of Ahuriri on Hawke’s Bay, the Crown Hotel Napier is a four-star hotel with 43 guestrooms and suites. Choose from the elegant heritage suites in the original 1932 Crown hotel, or the modern contemporary rooms overlooking the ocean in the 2-3 bedroom luxury apartments. Facilities include a fitness center, complimentary WiFi, lounge, bar and restaurant.
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