The first of the Robertson lodges. A really beautiful location, a superbly designed lodge, impeccable service and food, and with one of the country's finest golf courses. Situated a little north of the Bay of Islands, the property also has several private beaches and a quality horse trekking outfit using its land.
A little more formal than some lodges - with guests required to wear jackets to dinner (we argue this is not New Zealand style, they argue that their clients have no issues - we mention that's the ones who have not been frightened off already) - it's also necessary to drive some way to board your fishing/cruising charter.
However, these are minor drawbacks indeed given the quality of everything else on offer.