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MT LYFORD HOLIDAY HOMES - Mt Lyford, North Canterbury

Location: Canterbury

Mt Lyford Holiday Homes offer a range of self-contained log chalets and eco-chalets along with their own hot tubs. Set in the alpine village of Mt Lyford, amongst breathtaking scenery on large sections. Plenty of outdoor activities available summer and winter, with the skifield just behind the village. Skiing, Ice Skating, Mountain-biking, Swimming. Romantic, peaceful haven in Mt Lyford...(more)

STEWART ISLAND LODGE - Halfmoon Bay

Location: Southland - Stewart Island

Private and secluded, Stewart Island Lodge offers a peaceful sanctuary and commanding views over Halfmoon Bay. The garden is home to many native birds including kaka (native parrots). Offering king-sized double or twin rooms (en suite bathrooms with bath) and continental breakfast included. Five minutes' walk to village and restaurants. Complimentary transfers to/from Ferry terminal or Stewart Island Flights depot...(more)

ALFORD COTTAGE - RED COTTAGES - Staveley, South Island

Location: Canterbury - Mt Somers

Escape to Red Cottage in Staveley. Take a break from the hustle and bustle and enjoy romantic evenings with open fires, candle light and the warm wooden ambience of this restored historical cottage. Watch the sun set over the surrounding mountains while enjoying local produce and fine wine, after a day of exploring this wonderful area...(more)

ISLAND VIEW HOLIDAY PARK - Opotiki

Location: North Island

Situated on stunning Waiotahi Beach, with unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean and White Island. Absolute beachfront location with popular activities include water sports, big-game fishing, diving, and safe swimming. Located at the western end of the scenic East Cape section of the 'Pacific Coast Highway', five minutes drive to Opotiki and 20 to 30 minutes to Whakatane...(more)

STONEFLY LODGE - Motueka Valley

Location: Nelson - Abel Tasman National Park

Stonefly Lodge is situated on 150 acres of private forest on the banks of the Motueka River, in the north west region of the South Island. Only 50 minutes drive from Nelson. The lodge offers access to world class brown trout rivers, spectacular New Zealand scenery and wilderness activities, all within an hours drive from the lodge...(more)

ARROWTOWN HOLIDAY PARK - Arrowtown, Queenstown

Location: Queenstown - Lake Hayes

This holiday park provides a quiet and relaxing holiday experience, just five minutes' walk from the town centre. With historical gold mining close-by and a backdrop of picturesque mountains, Arrowtown Holiday Park offers modern facilities that include self-contained holiday flats, studio units, eight-bedroom lodge, and over a hundred powered sites...(more)

THE RIVER LODGE - Ohakune

Location: Ruapehu - Ohakune

The River Lodge has breathtaking views of Mount Ruapehu and is set in world heritage national parks. Experience this unique location in comfort and style. Spacious rooms with ensuites. Nestled in tranquil gardens sheltered by native Beech trees take the time to enjoy one of New Zealand's first class wines watching the sun set over Mt Ruapehu...(more)

TONGARIRO CROSSING FREEDOM PACKAGE- Tongariro

Location: Ruapehu

One of the best one-day treks in New Zealand - The Tongariro Alpine Crossing Trek will take you from alpine meadow to mountain summit with stunning features along the way. You'll walk across a lunar landscape of craters, pumice, active volcanoes, mountain springs, lava flows, emerald lakes, piles of scoria and statue-like volcanic rocks...(more)

TONGARIRO LODGE - Taupo

Location: Taupo - Turangi

Experience the finest luxury lodge accommodation and gourmet dining situated on the banks of the legendary Tongariro River on the shores of Lake Taupo. Located in a unique Fishing Lodge atmosphere, on the doorstep of the World Heritage Tongariro National Park, including the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. A great destination for Anglers and outdoor enthusiasts alike...(more)

WAITAHANUI LODGE - Taupo

Location: Taupo

Located on the shore of Lake Taupo, 100 metres from the Waitahanui River and Picket Fence, Waitahanui Lodge offers five self-catering lakeside cottages. Think 1950's Kiwi Bach—no telephones, no SKY TV and not an Italian tile in sight. Facilities include barbecues, kayaks, rowboats, organic salad gardens for guests, tackle shop, rods and waders for hire as well as trout smoking...(more)

NEW WINDSOR LODGE - Waitahanui

Location: Lake Taupo

Located in park-like grounds across the highway from Lake Taupo and approx 10kms to Taupo township, is New Windsor Lodge. It's a great fly-fishing base, and the lodge offers a range of accommodation including 8 two-bedroom self-contained units, fisherman's cabins and 28 powered campsites. Our lodge is centrally located and is a great stop-over point between Wellington and Auckland...(more)

SAPPHIRE SPRINGS HOLIDAY PARK & THERMAL POOLS - Katikati

Location: Bay of Plenty - Katikati

Welcome to Sapphire Springs, a hidden paradise and the perfect holiday park for families. Located at the foot of the Kaimai Ranges and set on 32 hectares of scenic forest and bush. Sapphire Springs offers caravan, campervan and tent sites on a park-like setting. Features thermal pools, extensive bush walks, glow worms, minigolf and playground. Approximately 15kms from the beach...(more)

PELORUS LODGE - Marlborough

Location: Marlborough - Marlborough Sounds

European-style boutique lodge which offers guests the best of heartland Marlborough, superb, luxurious accommodation, premium wines, sublime cuisine and friendly hosts. Pelorus Lodge blends into the surrounding exotic trees and native bush to create a 'nature theme park'of privacy, peace and harmony - an unspoiled timeless and therapeutic environment. Stay with us for 100% pure luxury...(more)

LAKE WHAKAMARINO LODGE - Lake Waikaremoana, Hawkes Bay

Location: Hawkes Bay - Wairoa

Located in the quaint village of Tuai is Lake Whakamarino Lodge at the gateway to Lake Waikaremoana. This is one of New Zealand's "Great Walks". Five individual lodges are nestled amongst mature trees just a "stone's throw away" from the picturesque Lake Whakamarino. We cater for all types of traveller, from backpackers and fishermen to large or small family/walking groups...(more)

DUNSTAN DOWNS HIGH COUNTRY SHEEP STATION - Lindis Pass

Location: Otago

Presiding over the sweeping tussock lands of the Lindis Pass, North Otago, experience the New Zealand high country lifestyle by staying at the Dunstan Downs Farmstay. Feel the warm hospitality that Tim and Geva Innes, owners of the sheep farm, extend personally to all their guests staying at their 30,000 acre Merino station...(more)

WAIOTAHI VILLA - North Island

Location: North Island

Ocean Villas provide exceptional luxury self-catering retreat accommodation situated in prime, mainly beach-front locations around New Zealand's North Island. Holiday location Waiotahi (Bay of Plenty). Accommodation and interiors are architecturally designed and provide a high level of guest comfort...(more)

TROUTBECK FISHING LODGE - Turangi

Location: Taupo

Troutbeck Fishing Lodge is situated only 10 metres from the famous Tauranga Taupo River, 300 metres from Lake Taupo. This beautiful location is only 10 metres from Tauranga Taupo river edge. Enjoy Turangi fly fishing from your door step in world renowned Taupo tributaries...(more)

OHUKA LODGE - Wairoa, Hawkes Bay

Location: Hawkes Bay

Ohuka lodge offers the peace and quiet of a rural retreat with no interruptions in the beautiful countryside. With Lake Waikaremoana only a just up the road and Mahia an hours drive north, the lodge boasts the perfect location. Recently renovated and beautifully appointed with fine furnishings, the lodge offers modern comfort and luxury...(more)

ALTAMONT LODGE - Wanaka

Location: Wanaka

Within easy waterfront walk from beautiful downtown Wanaka. Exceptional quality, friendly, budget priced self-service lodge with natural wooden interior, large spacious lounge with logburner fire place. Modern, fully-equipped kitchen, Internet available, TV room, dryingroom, storeroom, laundry outside. Free for guests - spapool, tennis court, barbecue. Single $79.00, Double/Twin $99.00. $20.00 each extra adult, maximum 4 per room. Under 3years Free...(more)

MOTUEKA RIVER LODGE - Nelson

Location: Nelson

A privately owned retreat offering magnificent views of the Motueka River Gorge up to the majestic Mt Arthur mountain range. We have a unique riverside location with superior accommodation for discerning guests. Our retreat exudes country charm, featuring large lounge and generous country kitchen, sunlit verandahs spilling onto charming flower laden gardens...(more)

TERRACE DOWNS RESORT - Windwhistle, Canterbury

Location: Canterbury - Rakaia

Terrace Downs Resort is a unique one-stop New Zealand getaway destination located just 50 minutes from Christchurch International Airport. Ideal for meetings, conferences, incentive and leisure travel. Its 550 acres of unique New Zealand high country provide peace and seclusion...(more)

ALPINE ADVENTURE HOLIDAY PARK - Hanmer Springs

Location: Canterbury

Situated 2.5km outside town in a quiet, bush-clad valley at the foot of Jack's Pass, the park is set on the site of an historic staging post. We are pleased to offer a large range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. The park boasts the best facilities around including a pool, games room, adventure playground, bikes and more...(more)

PARAMATA LODGE - West Coast, South Island

Location: West Coast - Ross

Paramata Lodge is set in a spectacular landscape of indigenous forest stretching from the Southern Alps to the Tasman Sea. The spacious guest suites and stylish shared lounges look out to sea; luxurious appointments include fine linens and deep baths designed for stargazing. Delicious continental and cooked breakfasts are included and dinners on request. Guided wilderness tours and activities available...(more)

FIORDLAND BED AND BREAKFAST - Te Anau

Location: Fiordland

Nestled in the heart of the Fiordlands is Fiordland Bed & Breakfast, a stunning Bed & Breakfast home, right on the edge of lake Te Anau. The house was designed and built by Nathan, and he'd love to share his unrivalled knowledge of the region. Located a convenient 15 minute walk away from town...(more)

RUAPEHU COUNTRY LODGE - Ohakune, Ruapehu

Location: Taupo

Situated in the heart of the North Island's summer and winter outdoor adventure playground you will find Ruapehu Country Lodge. Whether relaxation is your goal or extreme adventure, this is the perfect location for you. Heather and Peter invite you to stay in their luxury boutique bed and breakfast accommodation, and enjoy their excellent hospitality...(more)

PIPERS LODGE - National Park Village

Location: Ruapehu - National Park Village

Welcome to Piper Lodge, located in the picturesque National Park region of New Zealand. We're an accommodation option with a range of dinner, bed and breakfast options from weekends to weekdays to suit any budget. Perfect for hungry mouths after a big day on the mountain! Ideal location for Tongariro Alpine Crossing or Skiing holiday...(more)

TUSSOCK PEAK MOTOR LODGE - Hanmer Springs

Location: Canterbury

Located in the Hanmer Springs alpine village, close to everything and offering affordable luxury in tranquil, comfortable surroundings is Tussock Peak Motor Lodge. Whether we are your base to explore Hanmer from, or you want to cozy away in comfort, you can be assured of a rejuvenating holiday or romantic weekend away. Click “View More” and take a virtual tour...(more)

BRIDGE TO NOWHERE LODGE & TOURS - Whanganui River

Location: Ruapehu

Experience the isolation and beauty of the New Zealand bush - a unique, extremely remote wilderness haven accessible only by river. Comfortable accommodation. Delicious farmhouse cuisine. Jet boat tours to the surreal 'Bridge to Nowhere' in the middle of the Whanganui National Park wilderness...(more)

THE ROCKING FROG COTTAGE - Waikari

Location: Waikari

The Rocking Frog Cottage is located in picturesque Waikari, one hour north of Christchurch, 50 minutes south of Hanmer Springs and 5.5 hours from Nelson and Picton. This renovated spacious cottage has stylish interior with indoor/outdoor living, the perfect rural village retreat. Waikari, gateway to the pristine Hurunui Lakes and the Hurunui River, renowned for fishing and kayaking...(more)

LAKEFRONT LODGE BACKPACKERS - Lake Tekapo

Location: Canterbury - Lake Tekapo

Blending in with the environment, Lakefront Lodge is specifically built for the comfort of backpackers. This Lake Tekapo lodge comfortably sleeps 72 people with variety of room sizes (twins, doubles, four and six-bed dorms). Each lakefront room has access to the deck, with large barbecue area and stunning views. Located on the lakeshore overlooking the beautiful mountains beyond...(more)

MOUNTAIN VALLEY ADVENTURE LODGE - Napier, Hawke's Bay

Location: Hawkes Bay

We offer riverside accommodation, bar, restaurant and adventure activities. Great location beside Mohaka River with Kaweka Mountains as backdrop. Activities include wilderness horse-trekking, river kayaking, whitewater rafting, paintball, claybird, archery, sports field, agility course, mountain biking, walking and swimming. Ideal stop off en-route to/from Napier or Taupo. Tariff: Tent/powersites from NZ$12-16pp, other assorted accommodation from $20 - $150 per night...(more)

SOMERS COTTAGE - RED COTTAGES - Staveley, South Island

Location: Canterbury

Like the original cottage, you will be able to soak in the double outdoor baths and explore the brightest stars that make up New Zealand's first starlight reserve. Enjoy local produce and wine, whilst watching the sunset over the surrounding mountains, after a day exploring all the local area has to offer...(more)

TARATA FISHAWAY LODGE - Taihape, Rangitikei

Location: Rangitikei

Rangitikei farmstay accommodation offering a honeymoon suite and river retreat with spa bath. Located in the remote Mokai Valley surrounded by breath taking views. Trout fishing, raft fishing, scenic rafting, spotlight safaris and clay bird shooting. Stay with a true kiwi family. Our aim is to make your stay comfortable, memorable and fun...(more)

RIVER HAVEN - Murchison

Location: Nelson - Murchison

An "All Inclusive" lodge with full breakfast, three course dinner and a garden fresh healthy picnic lunch. Stop in the River Haven Private Bar for a cold drink and great bar food after fishing. Everything is included for one price (even house wine and beer!), to put your focus on your main interest, to catch brown trout...(more)