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Westhaven Retreat

Westhaven Retreat

Farewell Spit

If you've ever wondered what lies at the end of the road, this is one for you.  If you try and go any further it'll be in the surf and headed for Australia!  This is a special place with an unusual history, unusual owners and unusual hosting! First the location - 1,000 acres of...

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Split Apple Retreat

Split Apple Retreat

Abel Tasman, Nelson

If a masterpiece is a man-made work with nothing out of place, a composition pleasing on a number of levels from instant gratification to life-changing thoughts, something you can return to time after time and discover something fresh, new, (which was there all along), then without doubt Split...

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Point Villas

Point Villas

Taupo

This is a wonderful private alternative in the Taupo region, used by visiting luxury travellers who either want their own space or who want some privacy.  The Point Villas are two 2-bedroom villas, beautifully appointed, with swimming pools.  They are situated in a gated community about...

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The Convent

The Convent

Marlborough

The Convent is not your usual sort of lodge.  It has not been purpose built for the top-end, does not include fine dining, and has a really relaxed, almost self-effacing feel about it.  It started tourism life as an upmarket bed & breakfast but under the hands of its owners, Denham...

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Delamore Lodge

Delamore Lodge

Waiheke Island, Auckland

Auckland is often the entry and departure point for visitors, and therefore somewhere where some time is spent.  People often accept lower standards in Auckland, thinking that we have nothing as spectacular here as we do in other parts of the country.  That's wrong! Just a short...

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Eagles Nest

Eagles Nest

Bay of Islands

A lovely sophisticated experience in the Bay of Islands.  A good place for some rest and relaxation in one of the warmest parts of the country blessed by beaches, islands, dolphins and excellent game fishing. Eagles Nest is not what we call "lodge style" accommodation.  It...

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Wharekauhau

Wharekauhau

Martinborough

Wharekauhau is an unusual place.  Right at the bottom of the North Island, right at the end of the road, a good hour further on from the last outpost of civilisation - the lovely Pinot Noir capital of New Zealand, Martinborough. It is a sad fact of New Zealand tourism that there are...

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Greenhill

Greenhill

Hawke's Bay

The Hawkes Bay is undergoing an understandable tourism boom.  Previously, most itineraries went south to Rotorua and then flew to the South Island.  The emergence of Hawkes Bay as a lovely destination has added an extra step to many itineraries. The area is relaxed - very New...

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Silver Pine

Silver Pine

Lake Wanaka

Silver Pine is a special place.  The view from this small lodge is the closest thing we have seen to the view from a helicopter, the place is owner-hosted by a delightful couple, the food is excellent and the location fantastic. With only four rooms, Silver Pine is probably the smallest...

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