New Zealand invests in uniquely Kiwi accommodation
Over the past two years New Zealand has invested in new hotel and accommodation options to suit any visitor. International visitors can sleep in a forest, on a farm, in a vineyard or in inner-city luxury.
Don’t miss the impressive array of new accommodation options that are uniquely New Zealand. These include:
The eco-friendly one - The Hotel Britomart (AUCKLAND)
Stay in New Zealand’s most eco-friendly hotel. New boutique option The Hotel Britomart has been awarded a 5 Green Star Design rating. It offers 99 beautifully designed rooms, set amidst Auckland’s buzzing Britomart precinct of fashion boutiques and amazing dining and drinking options.
The big brand one - Park Hyatt Auckland (AUCKLAND)
If it’s 5-star luxury from an internationally renowned brand you’re looking for, head to the Park Hyatt on Auckland’s waterfront, boasting expansive views across the harbour. It offers 195 guestrooms, four restaurants and bars, versatile event spaces, a day spa, a 25-metre infinity pool, and a full fitness centre.
The epic pitstop one - Camp Epic (TIMBER TRAIL)
Located at Piropiro in Pureora Forest Park, right near the half-way mark of the Timber Trail, Camp Epic is the perfect overnight option for riders on the scenic cycleway. Surrounded by native forest, guests sleep on comfortable beds in 14 fully serviced luxury canvas tents, with a camp kitchen, fire pit and ablutions block on site.
The glam farm stay one - Te Awa Glamping (KING COUNTRY)
Te Awa Glamping is located on a working sheep and beef farm. Wake up surrounded by 320 hectares of rolling hillside with the Whanganui River at your feet. Arrive by jet-boat, canoe, air or road, and stay in this elegant, custom-built tent with king bed, fully functioning bathroom and kitchenette, and solar power.
The historic one - The Old Post Office Lodge (RUAPEHU)
In 2021 the iconic century-old Ōwhango Post Office underwent an extensive 8-month renovation. Offering 1920s Art Deco style with 2020s amenities, the Lodge sleeps 18 and offers easy access to the outdoor activities in Ruapehu District, from mountain biking to hiking, skiing, fishing, and hunting.
The glass box one - Kokomea PurePod (KAPITI COAST)
This luxurious eco-friendly glass pod sits on a grapevine and olive tree nursery with beautiful views of Kāpiti Island, providing guests with privacy, tranquillity, and spectacular sunsets. Bring your own supplies or pre-order a delicious breakfast and dinner food hamper. It’s the latest of seven PurePods in idyllic settings around NZ.
The artistic one - The Observatory Hotel (CHRISTCHURCH)
Beyond the Gothic Revival walls of Christchurch’s iconic Arts Centre lies the vivid colours and luxury of The Observatory Hotel. Located where the Observatory Tower once stood as home to astronomy and physics, it boasts 33 rooms featuring local artworks, a gym and fitness centre, meeting facilities and the stylish Library Bar.
The happy hour one - The Dairy Private Hotel (QUEENSTOWN)
One of two new Naumi boutique properties in central Queenstown, The Dairy Private Hotel started life as the resort town’s original ‘dairy’ (corner store) in 1920 before a stunning revamp. Unwind in the sumptuous lounge where complimentary drinks are served nightly between 5pm-6pm, or enjoy the private library or outdoor jacuzzi.
The geo-dome one - Cross Hill (LAKE HAWEA)
High country hospitality at its best, these unique geo domes set in the foothills of Glen Dene Station offer a 40sqm interior with a 30sqm deck, modern bathroom and small kitchenette. Plus all guests have exclusive access to Cross Hill Lodge, with its outdoor hot tub, dining room, Whiskey Room, and Massage Room.
The vineyard one - Gibbston Valley Lodge & Spa (CENTRAL OTAGO)
Just 20 minutes from central Queenstown, the luxurious new Gibbston Valley Lodge and Spa offers 24 premium villas. Indulge in a ‘vinotherapy’ beauty treatment at the on-site Spa, followed by a soak in a hot pool. Add an Essential Wine Experience, including a Gibbston Valley winery, vineyard and cave tour, with private tasting.
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