Rest of North Island
Hotels in Rest of North Island
Through New Zealand’s Seasonz Travel bespoke outfitters, you can rent a cloistered retreat on the privately owned 5,000-acre Great Mercury Island—25 minutes by helicopter from Auckland.
The veddy English Bayview Chateau Tongariro, at the foot of Mt. Ruapehu, celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. Hint: Book the McLaren Suite for views of Mt. Ngauruhoe, another of the park’s volcanoes.
Set on 6,000 acres of lush, rolling North Island countryside and bushland beside the Pacific, the 22-suite Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is one of three luxe lodges owned by the New York-based Robertson family (the others being the Farm at Cape Kidnappers and Matakauri Lodge).
Located on a working sheep and cattle farm in the North Island’s Hawke Bay, one of the country’s top wine regions, this 26–room lodge uses natural fabrics, woods, and metals in sophisticated ways: halls are adorned with black tin animal sculptures, chairs are upholstered with shearling, and burla
Black Barn is many things: winery, summer concert venue, modern Kiwi art gallery, restaurant, local farmers’ market, and lodging. What makes it all work is that it feels like a personal project, a kind of curated lifestyle, tastefully conceived and stylishly executed.
An exclusive 25-room lodge beloved by boldface names for its elegant rooms and premier fishing, hiking, and golfing opportunities.
Turangi, a trout fisherman’s town on the banks of New Zealand’s Tongariro River, is typically associated with 70’s-era lodges, where deer heads adorn pine walls. The remote River Birches aims for a dramatically different aesthetic.
The new four-suite Waoku Lodge is making a name among Aucklanders looking to get away from it all. Innkeepers Sharon and Rob Southern know a thing or two about making guests feel coddled—they will bring meals right to your room (order the smoked local salmon on crispy Rösti ).
The hotel fieatures private patios with views of the Coromandel Peninsula.