If you are planning a New Zealand holiday you might like to consider staying in one of the country’s luxury lodges.
This accommodation option offers you luxurious accommodation, excellent cuisine, superb service and hosts who have exceptional knowledge of their surrounding areas. So why wouldn’t you want to stay in one on your holiday?
Luxury lodges can be found throughout New Zealand, in some of the most spectacular scenic locations – whether you would like sea views, expansive rural scenery or the backdrop of mountain valleys – New Zealand offers it all. There are no limitations as to where in NZ you can find a luxury lodge, so to help you with your choice, here is a list of what views you can expect from New Zealand’s 16 Regions :
The Bay of Islands & Auckland Regions
The accommodation options in both the Bay of Islands and Auckland are vast, with both areas providing the opportunity for beachfront or harbour views. In Auckland there are also plenty of luxury lodges situated in the city. The Bay of Islands is approximately 3 hours north of Auckland and is well known for it’s abundant marine life and selection of superior waterfront lodging options.
The Waikato region encompasses Hamilton, Rotorua and Taupo along with other smaller towns. Both Rotorua & Taupo are very popular tourist destinations and have a variety of luxury lodges situated throughout. You are sure to find a lodge with views of rural settings, lakes or mountains in these areas.
Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay & East Cape
All of these regions are situated on the North Eastern and East Coast of NZ and offer a number of scenic locations including hill country with rivers and breathtaking cliffs overlooking the sea. Areas which you can commonly find luxury lodges are Whakatane, Gisborne & Hawkes Bay – The Hawkes Bay area, in particular being well known for it’s expansive vineyards and wine tasting opportunities.
Taranaki & Manawatu-Wanganui Regions
With a number of volcanoes dotted around these areas they are well known for their rugged country & mountain outlooks. Taranaki is home to Mt Taranaki (aka Mt Egmont) whilst the Manawatu-Wanganui Region is home to Mt Ruapehu, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro, all of which provide an awesome snow filled backdrop in the winter.
Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city and offers a number of lodges in the city and in forest and hill country areas. The Wellington region also offers a number of coastal settlements, where you can enjoy spectacular beach views.
Tasman & Nelson Regions
The Tasman region is situated on the top west side of the South Island and is surrounded by ranges, mountains and the Tasman Sea. You can expect views of valleys & plains, with some of the country’s major rivers, lush bush and golden beaches in these regions.
Marlborough is another well known winery area, with Picton, Blenheim & Kaikoura being some of the popular tourist spots. Further down is the Canterbury region, with Christchurch being the main centre of this region. The area provides views of the Southern Alps and Canterbuy Plains and in some cases views of the South Pacific Ocean.
Surrounded to the west by the Tasman Sea, the West Coast includes towns such as Greymouth, Hokitika and the well known Glacier’s – Franz Josef & Fox Glacier. The West Coast is known for it’s native forests and bush scenery.
With high alpine mountains and expansive farm lands, Otago offers a rural outlook, while Southland is more of an urban setting. Otago includes Dunedin and the ever popular Queenstown & Wanaka, whilst the Southland region includes Invercargill and Stewart Island.
So wherever you choose to find a luxury lodge in New Zealand you have a variety of settings to wake up to each morning. All you need to do now is decide what views you want on your luxurious holiday in New Zealand – why not travel around and enjoy more than one!