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Lake Brunner Eco Lodge, West Coast

Nestled along the tranquil southern shore of Lake Brunner, enveloped by ancient protected podocarp rainforest, Lake Brunner Eco Lodge embodies the essence of a secluded wilderness sanctuary. Here, amidst a backdrop of native birdsong, lush vegetation, enchanting glow worms, cascading waterfalls, and celestial vistas, lies a haven for nature enthusiasts and stargazers alike.

Inside, the lodge boasts timeless elegance with its graceful rimu paneling and majestic fireplaces, reminiscent of the region’s rich milling heritage and rugged West Coast climate. Expansive windows invite the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding forest and lake indoors, ensuring an immersive experience regardless of weather conditions. Accommodations include three lake-view rooms, four forest-view rooms, and a cozy two-bedroom cottage, all meticulously appointed for opulent comfort. Indulge in culinary delights at the inhouse Restaurant and Bar, unwind in inviting lounge areas, or partake in leisurely pursuits like billiards and darts in the charming library ambiance.

The Sanctuary, Bay of Islands

Discover Sanctuary and experience the amazing Bay of Islands. Outstanding Bay of Islands accommodation The Sanctuary is located on the east coast of Northland, in one of New Zealand’s most popular locations for water activities and scenic travel. The property sits majestically on the Opua Hill between Paihia and the small settlement of Opua. It is conveniently located directly off State Highway One, the main road north, just 5 minutes before Paihia township.

On the Point, Lake Rotorua

On the Point Lake Rotorua provides a luxury stay in Rotorua unsupassed. A peaceful lakeside property with plentiful diversions on site and an imporessive dining experience at breakfast and dinner. It is also only a quick 7 minutes drive into town and not far from all the major attractions of our cultural heartland.

Wallingford Homestead, Central Hawke’s Bay

Wallingford is a seriously magical place powered by a small team of professional foodies. A grand manor built in the 1800s, it offers innovative food and modern conveniences while preserving all the olde world integrity of its architecture. Ensconced in lush gardens filled with birdlife, Wallingford is surrounded by the rolling hills of the countryside and wide-open spaces that allude to small scale farming. Exclusive use of Wallingford allows for the full run of the house including the main sitting room with open fire, the hello room with tea and coffee making facilities accompanied by daily baked cakes, the dining and conference rooms, extensive gardens and the pool/ pool entertaining area. We have 10 bedrooms in total with 6 bathrooms so house configuration can be family friendly with share bathrooms or made up as 5 en-suite rooms.

Bell Hill Apartments, Dunedin

Easy to love – hard to forget. Our three new Bell Hill Apartments provide a calm, unruffled historically captivating stay, and an authentic Dunedin experience. The redeveloped heritage building unveils a head-to-toe unforgettable stamp of great architecture, superb craftsmanship and inspirational interiors.

South Pacific Helicopters, Kaikoura

South Pacific Helicopters are based in Kaikōura and a proudly locally owned and operated family business offering premium packages showcasing the very best of the region in Kaikōura and beyond. Owner operator, Daniel knows the South island intimatley and is happy to share his knowledge with you. Offering daily departures in both fixed wing with sister comany Wings Over Whales and a full compliment of private charter options for both heli and fixed wing this company can provide all your aviation requirements in the South Island

Hapuku Kitchen, Kaikoura

Hapuku kitchen is a foodies heaven. Indulge your desire to eat fresh food foraged from our organic garden. Learn as you cook, and then enjoy the fruits of your labour and interesting local company and storytelling

Transport World, Invercargill

Welcome and hello. With 300+ classic vehicles, plenty of family fun, and Invercargill café The Grille to discover, there is something for everyone here.
Bill Richardson spent decades restoring vintage vehicles – now, his family has infused his collection with their own interests to create a world-class experience. The largest private automotive museum of its type in the world. Vast automotive museum showcasing vintage motors & old fashioned petrol pumps with kids play areas.