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The 10 Most Luxurious Hotels and Resorts in New Zealand

New Zealand is known for its spectacular and often wild, remote landscapes and many opportunities for outdoor adventures, but that doesn’t mean you can only stay in a campground. While it can be a fun way to experience it, if you want to do your best, there are many upscale resorts and lodges to choose from. They, in particular, offer some of the most luxurious accommodations in the country.

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, Matauri Bay

Kauri Rocks.

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, Matauri Bay (prices and photos)

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is located on the edge of the Totara Forest on North Island. It has stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. It is located in a beautiful, secluded setting on 6,000 acres near Matauri Bay. Guests can enjoy the tranquil beaches, relax in the serene spa and play golf on the cliff course. Each of its romantic rooms has an open fireplace and a private porch with a stunning 180-degree view of the ocean. For the ultimate stay, book an Owner’s Suite with a kitchenette and private landscape pool. Plan a barbecue on the private beach, and Chef Kauri will prepare a delicious feast of fresh seafood and local produce right by the pool.

Azur Lodge, Queenstown

Azur Lodge, Queenstown

Azur Lodge, Queenstown

Azur Lodge, Queenstown (prices and photos)

Azur Lodge is located on a hillside along one of New Zealand’s most beautiful lakes and Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown. It offers great views in a peaceful oasis, but only two miles from the center of the country’s adventure capital. There are luxurious villas, all of which have balconies that provide uninterrupted lake views and range Remarkables along with huge windows to bring the great outdoors in. It also has many upscale perks such as a minibar, iPod docking station and TV with DVD/CD player. The bathrooms are equipped with high-quality toiletries, rain showers, and double whirlpool tubs.

Cape Kidnappers Farm, Hawkes Bay

Cape Snatchers Farm, Haves Bay, New Zealand

Cape Snatchers Farm, Hawes Bay, New Zealand

Cape Snatchers Farm, Hawkes Bay (prices and photos)

The five-star Kidnappers Cape Farm is a 6,000-acre working sheep and cattle farm nestled in scenic Hawke’s Bay with spectacular ocean views. This spacious property has its own vegetable garden with ingredients for many dishes, including New Zealand lamb and beef. There’s an 18-hole golf course on site, as well as a hot tub, heated landscape pool and exercise room. Located in one of the country’s finest wine regions, it is also an ideal base for wine tastings and tours.

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Many Coves Bay, Arthurs Bay

Many Coves Resort

Bay of Many Coves Resort

Bay of Many Coves Resort, Arthurs Bay (prices and photos)

There are no roads that lead to the bay of many bays, providing a fabulous retreat at the tip of South Island. With staff access to a water cab through beautiful Royal Charlotte Sound (or a short helicopter ride from Wellington), staff will line up at the marina to welcome you to this incredible retreat with luxurious suites, all overlooking the sparkling bay. It features a spa, hot tub and outdoor pool. Guests also enjoy free kayaking, kayaking and boating. Dining is especially memorable from breakfast to dinner, including such dishes as Wagyu beef fillet and Ora King salmon.

Wharekauhau Country Estate, Wairarapa

Cottage at Warehauhau Country Estate, New Zealand

Cottage at Warehauhau Country Estate, New Zealand

Wharekauhau Country Estate, Wairarapa (prices and photos)

Wharekauhau is a state-of-the-art retreat in Wairarapa, the place where both filmmakers James Cameron and Peter Jackson have homes. It is set among 5,000 acres, which include a dozen miles of shoreline, forests, lakes and rolling fields. Accommodations are in charming crofter-like cottages with stunning ocean views, bathtubs and almost every amenity you can imagine. The best of these is the Owners Cottage, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge once lived, and Storm with its uninterrupted view. The self-contained three-bedroom Wharepapa Cottage is perfect for families.

Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown

Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown

Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown

Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown (prices and photos)

Matakauri is a luxury six-star cottage overlooking the snow-capped peaks and Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown. The location is second to none, and with only 12 rooms and suites and an owners’ cottage that can accommodate up to eight people, you won’t have to worry about the crowds here. Enjoy your morning coffee on the terrace and soak in the freestanding bathtub while admiring the view of the lake through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The spa offers great views, as well as treatment rooms, each with its own terrace.

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Helena Bay Lodge, Helena Bay

Aerial view of Helena Bay Luxury Lodge, New Zealand

Aerial view of Helena Bay Luxury Lodge, New Zealand

Helena Bay Lodge, Helena Bay (Rates and Photos)

The cozy Helena Bay Lodge overlooks Helena Bay north of Whangarei, surrounded by verdant pastures, greenery, formal gardens and natural areas, with gorgeous views in every direction. The main lodge is centered around a large heated pool that is completely secluded from the coast, and there is a spacious wing with a gym, spa, sauna, steam room and cold water pool, as well as rooms for private dinners overlooking the sea. Accommodations are available in Villa Suites, each with a private terrace and binoculars for watching whales and dolphins pass by.

Huka Lodge, Taupo

Huka Lodge, New Zealand

Huka Lodge, New Zealand

Huka Lodge, Taupo (prices & photos)

Originally established as a fishing camp along the Waikato River nearly a century ago, Huka is still a fantastic place to line up (your chef will split your catch into fresh sashimi) while enjoying maximum comfort in luxurious accommodations. Many heads of state and even the queen have participated, so it’s unlikely to disappoint. In addition to fishing, you can enjoy water sports on scenic Lake Taupo or relax on your own terrace, enjoying the sounds of the rushing river.

Otahuna Lodge, Tai Tapu

Otahuna Lodge, New Zealand

Otahuna Lodge, New Zealand

Otahuna Lodge, Tai Tapu (prices and photos)

Otahuna Lodge is the perfect place to start or end your trip to New Zealand if you’re flying in or out of Christchurch. Set in a beautifully restored Victorian mansion on 30 acres of gorgeous historic gardens with 20 different kinds of organic fruits, vegetables, nuts and mushrooms, expect a warm welcome, gourmet meals and a wide variety of experiences to choose from, including everything from a helicopter Tour of the Southern Alps to cooking lessons. All seven suites have their own special character with upscale features such as wood-burning fireplaces and private balconies.

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Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses, Kaikoura

Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses, New Zealand

Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses, New Zealand

Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses, Kaikoura (prices and photos)

The 5-star eco-hotel Hapuku Lodge and Treehouses is located just a couple of miles north of Kaikoura on the east coast of the South Island. Guests can stay in the main lodge or in a unique luxury treehouse tucked away in Kanuka Grove, beneath the majestic Kaikoura Mountains where wild deer roam overlooking the ocean. Expect gorgeous handcrafted furnishings that include custom-made beds and bathrooms with rain showers, and a sumptuous dining experience with fresh flavors made with organic produce and local specialties – crawfish.

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Featuring a balcony and garden views, Maungatauari Outlook Cambridge vacation home is located in Cambridge, in the Waikato region. The town of Hamilton is 33 km away.

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Beautiful Beach Townhouse

Villa in Westshore, Napier

9.4 Excellent 110 reviews

Featuring a garden and a terrace, Beautiful Beach Townhouse vacation home is located in Napeer, 5 km from Reef Reef Statue and 7 km from Mission Estate Winery.

Kānuka Cottage - Tranquil and relaxing

Kānuka Cottage – Tranquil and relaxing

Villa in Akaroa

9.3 Excellent 174 reviews

Kānuka Cottage – Tranquil and relaxing is an air-conditioned vacation home with a patio, located in the village of Akaroa. It has a garden and free private parking.

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Ahuriri Studio Cottage

Villa in Naypir

9.2 Excellent 145 reviews

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9.3 Excellent 192 reviews

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Rail Trail Retreat Loft

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