Luxury Escapes: New Zealand
Posted on 14 September 2016
If you’re looking for a romantic or family getaway, or you just want to treat yourself to the vast beauty that is New Zealand, we have you covered. We are going to spill our secrets on our top five favourite getaways in New Zealand.
One: 50 Aspen Grove, Queenstown
Perfect for a weekend away with the girls or a couples’ getaway, based in the beautiful Queenstown, this luxury accommodation can hold up to 6 people. In a secluded spot with uninterrupted lake and mountain views and a privately located 20 metre lap pool, it is the perfect escape. If that wasn’t enough, the luxury home also boasts a wood fire, jacuzzi, sauna, gourmet kitchen and even a gym. What's better is it’s only a 7 minute drive into town where the city is bursting with beautiful scenery and all kinds of activities.
Two: The Managers House, Wanaka
With views of the alpine peaks, farmland and the Hawkesbury Estates pinot noir vineyard, this open plan luxury accommodation has everything you could want. The building is an architectural dream, designed to blend in with the hillside. With an outdoor pool and fireplace looking out over the beautiful landscape, it is not difficult to feel at home. And even better, it’s only a 5 minute drive into town.
Three: Hei Matau, Waiheke Island
This beachside luxury is perfect for a multi-family getaway. Holding up to 14 people, Hei Matau has direct access to Cable Bay beach and is minutes away from three of Waiheke’s world class vineyards. The property has magnificent sea views and is placed perfectly to capture the evening sun. You can relax outside next to the open fireplace or swim in the large infinity pool. You can even cook gourmet pizza in the wood fired pizza oven! This house is truly fully equipped to give you the relaxation you need.
Four: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
Tucked away and overlooking Auckland’s impressive viaduct harbour, this majestic hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Auckland’s CBD. The hotel offers a wide range of rooms and suites, all featuring private balconies, floor to ceiling windows, LCD TVs and for all you coffee lovers, a personal espresso machine. The hotel of course has its own signature restaurant, valet parking, a fitness centre and pool and 24 hour exceptional room service. It even has its own pontoon for yachts and water taxis. Fancy much? We certainly think so!
Five: Rahimoana, Eagles Nest- Bay of Islands
We mostly included this one for it’s drool factor as it’s a little on the pricey side! Located on 44 acres of private headland, this absolute draw-dropping beauty enjoys 360 degree views of the sea, islands, sunsets and landscapes all day long. It has its own 25 metre infinity pool overlooking its own private beach and helipad. Of course on top of this, you also get access to its private courtyards, gymnasium, sauna, and wine cellar. We really think the picture says it all!