Hand Picked Options to Suit Your Preferences

A warm welcome and a good night’s rest add as much to the quality experience of your vacation in New Zealand as the scenery.

We continue to seek out the very best in accommodation, looking in particular for boutique style properties in good locations, with professional yet friendly hosts.

Wherever possible we recommend only those we have personally experienced.

Photo: NZ Tourism


For sheer luxury and ultimate privacy New Zealand offers exclusive luxury lodges, each with its own individual style. Generally situated in secluded and idyllic surroundings they offer fine dining and award-winning wines. Pamper yourself with a massage before flying off in your helicopter for a day’s fishing or a picnic on a remote peak.

Photo: Kauri Cliffs

Luxury Lodges

Generally purpose built, this type of accommodation offer you the luxury of an exclusive lodge with the personal touch of a Bed & Breakfast. Enjoy sumptuous breakfasts, fine bed-linen, cottage gardens and pre-dinner drinks. Hosts are experienced in making sure you feel pampered and welcome.

Photo: Riverrun, Wanaka

Boutique Hotels

Where possible we use intimate, boutique hotels that provide you with a unique experience and extra special quality. They are usually situated in stunning locations. In the main tourist centres such as Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington and Queenstown we occasionally use larger 5-star hotels with additional facilities.

Photo: Resurgence Eco Lodge, Nelson

Boutique Bed & Breakfast

Perfect if travelling alone or in a couple, New Zealand Bed & Breakfast accommodation is ideal for getting to know real New Zealanders. Usually smaller than luxury lodges, you will be thoroughly spoilt. Cosy bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms, wholesome breakfasts, and a welcome that will make you want to stay for ever.

Photo: Matakauri Lodge

Motels & Self-contained

For complete independence and top quality facilities, 5-star motels or self-contained apartments are a perfect choice for families or small groups travelling together. Located in towns and tourist centres, they generally offer cooking facilities, laundry and TV, with many also providing spa baths and swimming pools.

Photo: Radfords on the Lake, Te Anau