New Zealand Holidays are famed for clean, green environments and remarkable scenic beauty that encompass everything from snow-capped mountains to sparkling coastal waters and from sandy beaches to rolling green countryside.

With a rare variety of awe-inspiring natural landscapes, buzzing modern cities and fascinating indigenous culture, it’s no wonder that New Zealand holidays are at the top of so many travellers’ ‘must go’ lists. 
 
Split across two main islands, it is the wealth of contrasting experiences and sights that make this country so attractive to tourists, artists and film makers alike. With so much to see, we recommend a multi-centre itinerary, something our Travel Specialists can tailor to your personal requirements, as well as making a few recommendations of their own, should you wish. 
 
On North Island, where the bulk of New Zealand’s population reside, you will find the cosmopolitan cities of Auckland and Wellington which offer a wealth of culture and cuisine, as well as many unique attractions such as One Tree Hill in Auckland; the perfect spot from which to view the ‘City of Sails’ and its twin harbours. It’s on North Island too, that you’ll discover the riches of Maori culture, with the Maori Experience being a highlight of many visits. Away from the cities, there’s plenty of natural geothermal activity, incredible beaches and some world class scuba diving to enjoy. 
 
South Island is home to most of the dramatic natural scenery many associates with New Zealand. Much less populous than the North, this region is bursting with opportunities to see many species in their natural habitat, including penguins and dolphins. Immerse yourself in one or more of the undulating landscapes on a ‘Great Walk’ such as Milford or Routeburn Tracks. This stunning island is also home to the charming cities of Christchurch, and Queenstown (said to be the adventure capital of New Zealand).
 
In the summer months of December to February temperatures occasionally reach up to 30° but are more usually a pleasant 20-25°. Late spring and early autumn are also a good time for a touring itinerary, while in the winter months of June to August there's great skiing in the popular South Island.
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Pen-y-bryn Lodge
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Pen-y-bryn Lodge

New Zealand
South Island
Oamaru

This delightful homestead was built in 1889 during the Victorian period, and still preserves its original qualities such as European antiques, English oak interiors and a beautiful white and yellow timber façade, surrounded by perfectly manicured gardens. Steeped in history and character, Pen-y-Bryn Lodge is undoubtedly the best hotel in Oamaru. Owners James and James took over the lodge in 2010...

Split Apple Retreat
Hotel

Split Apple Retreat

New Zealand
South Island
Abel Tasman National Park

From the moment you arrive at Split Apple Retreat, on the borders of South Island’s Abel Tasman National Park, there’s no question that this all-inclusive New Zealand lodge is a special place indeed. Exclusive? Yes. The three beautiful suites available here added to bespoke fine dining, private spa treatments, all-around blissful isolation and every aspect of your stay being personal to you, and y...

The Lindis
Hotel

The Lindis

New Zealand
South Island
Ahuriri Valley

Far from competing with the dramatic, craggy mountains which surround it, instead one of New Zealand’s most exclusive luxury adventure retreats goes for smooth sweeping lines, walls of glass and almost every inch clad in birch wood. Inside, you will spend much of your time also in awe at the level of design, abstract angles and attention to detail that has been paid to it all. This is an architect...

Acacia Cliffs Lodge
Hotel

Acacia Cliffs Lodge

New Zealand
North Island
Taupo

There’s so much to love about Acacia Cliffs Lodge, as this exclusive all-suite boutique hotel overlooking Lake Taupo has that perfect blend of a top North Island location, privacy, timeless views, style in spades and one of the best gastronomic experiences you are likely to have here in New Zealand. It starts with the property’s privileged hillside perch that delivers panoramic lake and mountain v...

Takatu Lodge & Vineyard
Hotel

Takatu Lodge & Vineyard

New Zealand
North Island
Auckland

Takatu Lodge & Vineyard is a boutique retreat in Matakana Wine Country, with just four exclusive individually designed suites overlooking Lake Matakana from its slightly elevated perch, meaning panoramic views that can be enjoyed out on the terrace or through huge floor-to-ceiling windows, in each of the rooms. And in pleasant contrast to that remote countryside setting, Takatu Lodge & Vineyard is...

The Sanctuary at Bay of Islands epitomises exactly what this area of New Zealand’s North Island is all about, sitting as it is amidst the serenity of a private bush reserve packed with rarely seen native rainforest, and picturesque lookout points alike. It can all be admired firstly from the lodge itself, thanks to wraparound terraces and an elevated location on the hillside, and then during vario...

Hotel DeBrett
Hotel

Hotel DeBrett

New Zealand
North Island
Auckland

Step inside Hotel DeBrett and find a rainbow of colour, artworks and ornaments, as striped carpets lead up spiral staircases and walls are peppered with paintings, pictures and knick-knacks alike. This style-conscious boutique bolthole, near Auckland harbour and the trendy outlets of Queen Street, fits right into its upmarket Central Business District surrounds. There’s also a fun lobby area and...

Peppers on the Point
Hotel

Peppers on the Point

New Zealand
North Island
Rotorua

Peppers on the Point is among the more unique hotels in Rotorua, not least thanks to its prized waterfront setting on the shores of Lake Rotorua – with instant access to a small beach and private jetty – though also its historic architecture and traditional interior design. The building was once a private mansion back in the 1930s, meaning all the suites are suitably large and enjoy fantastic lak...

Azur Lodge
Hotel

Azur Lodge

New Zealand
South Island
Queenstown

Revel in the secluded setting of Azur Lodge in New Zealand, a small luxury hotel beloved for its personal service and breathtaking vistas. Dotted on a hill above Lake Wakitipu, Azur Lodge is blessed with panoramic views from each of its nine large villas and accompanying private sundecks. These have been designed to perfectly complement their setting, clad in wood, stone and glass, kitted out with...

Cabot Lodge
Hotel

Cabot Lodge

New Zealand
South Island
Fiordland

The beauty of Cabot Lodge is that, in addition to the unbeatable setting, luxe guestrooms, and gourmet homecooked cuisine, you also get the kind of authentic Kiwi experience that just can’t be taught. This is largely thanks to the multi-generation, family-owned farm in which the lodge sits, within no less than 2,000 acres of private land and 4,000 head of sheep on your doorstep, as is nearby Lake ...

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