New Zealand offers an exhilarating honeymoon destination that can be experienced through various means. From private islands to beach resorts, discover its natural splendor while staying in luxurious accommodations.
Queenstown offers majestic mountains, peaceful lakes and vibrant vineyards – not to mention luxurious lodges and pampering spa services, not forgetting to sample some of its fine wines!
1. Eagles Nest
Eagles Nest sits atop its own private peninsula overlooking New Zealand’s breathtaking Bay of Islands, offering stunning panoramic views and unmatched tranquillity. Awarded multiple-award winning luxury villa retreat, it will redefine your concept of paradise. Designed and furnished in eclectic international contemporary style, the property’s gardens and lodgings integrate beautifully into its natural topography and foliage, providing stunning scenery all around. Within walking distance from Russell town center and boasting world class villas that will leave an indelible mark upon you forevermore.
Rahimoana Villa stands out amongst all others as being among the world’s premier luxury villa resorts, having earned the World Travel Awards 2014 honor of being World’s Leading Luxury Villa Resort. Its breathtaking design takes advantage of 320-degree views while boasting state-of-the-art gym equipment, sauna, Porsche Cayenne for guest use, 25 metre heated lap pool with Jacuzzi, original artworks by local artists, two theater systems and fully equipped gourmet kitchen – an experience truly like no other!
An expert team of resident chefs and butlers are on hand to make the most of your stay, providing delectable dinner service in the privacy of your villa each evening – be it fresh seafood, lobster tails (crayfish), venison or lamb dishes expertly prepared with New Zealand wine as an accompaniment.
2. Lime Tree Lodge
Lime Tree Lodge provides guests with luxurious amenities for an elegant stay, from massages and outdoor pool relaxation to using its hot tub. In addition, there’s free private parking on site as well as easy walking access to National Transport and Toy Museum.
Guestrooms at this property come equipped with coffee/tea making equipment, smoke detectors and soundproof windows for extra peace and quiet. In the kitchenette is glassware for entertaining as well as a washing machine and an electric kettle; beds feature linens and electric blankets; while those who wish to stay connected will appreciate complimentary Wi-Fi service at this property.
Hotel guests can take advantage of a seasonal outdoor pool and spa center. There is also an on-site gym. Friendly staff offer concierge services and tours; additionally there is a library and meeting/banquet room available to them.
For guests looking to dine out nearby, Kika, Federal Diner and Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar offer dining options. For a more casual option there’s always the on-site bar/lounge – perfect!
Shuttle services are available to make transport easier for visitors looking to explore their surrounding area or popular sights. Additional services such as concierge, luggage storage and airport shuttle are also offered.
3. Hapuku Lodge
Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses, situated 12 kilometers north of Kaikoura’s famed eco-marine town, provide spectacular views of mountains, fertile pastures, surf washed coastline and beautiful Manuka grove from their contemporary country hotel with a seamless main lodge and five luxury tree houses nestled within its native Manuka grove. Each luxury room and suite was thoughtfully designed to complement nature with large windows bringing in stunning scenery into each room – featuring hand crafted furniture as well as European style bathrooms featuring heated towel rails / floors as well as deep soaking Japanese bathtubs – to bring spectacular mountain peaks into each room and suite.
Guests of The Lodge at Stonington Gardens can look forward to an exceptional dining experience during their stay, featuring ingredients sourced directly from the organic garden or nearby farms. Additionally, for an even more memorable encounter, why not add in an interaction with Kiwi birds or marine safari to spot dusky dolphins, whales and giant albatross.
The Family Tree House features a two-story design featuring an Upper Branch Bedroom on top and Lower Branch Bedroom on bottom, linked by a private staircase. This natural-inspired space includes an extra-large custom made king bed (that can be split into twin beds) made to measure by local craftsman, wood burning fireplace, couple’s spa bath with rain drop shower head and dual decks to enjoy both sunrise and sunset vistas.
4. Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki
Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki provides an unforgettable natural setting and exciting nature adventures in New Zealand’s southwest World Heritage Area (Te Wahi Pounamu). Experience New Zealand’s magnificent landscapes, wildlife and natural history through expert ecologist guides while hiking pristine rainforest or exploring wild seacoast areas by kayak or canoe.
Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki will make your luxury tailor-made New Zealand holiday a memorable one – an adventure in paradise! Two nature activities are included daily with additional guiding available if desired. From exploring coastal wilderness by foot or horseback, to uncovering hidden forests and wetlands secrets and stargazing at night or gazing upon unique glowworms – Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki promises a holiday full of unforgettable memories.
Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki provides breathtaking beaches teeming with fur seals and crested penguins, lowland rainforest spanning across stunning lakes and rivers draining snow-capped Southern Alps, and stunning beaches where fur seals and crested penguins play. Established by biologist Gerry McSweeney and Anne in 1989 as an ecotourism alternative to native forest logging, they continue to own and manage the property today.
Stay in luxurious Rainforest Rooms offering forest views or more luxurious Riverview Rooms overlooking Moeraki Rapids. All rooms offer private bathrooms and tea and coffee making facilities for a comfortable stay suitable for couples, or 2 adults and 1 child under 12. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included!