Rest of North Island
Hotels in Rest of North Island
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.
The four-room hotel is set on a 6 1/2-acre vineyard in Wairarapa wine country.
This resort, located on New Zealand’s North Island, believes that luxury and ecology can mix. Guests enter by a timber walkway that crosses a spring-fed brook filled with rainbow trout. The brook winds through the grounds and even flows beneath the lodge itself.
All but unknown in America, Eagles Nest is famous in New Zealand for its setting (directly on the water in the placidly beautiful Bay of Islands), the scale of its five freestanding villas (the smallest is 1,107 square feet), and its aesthetic pro?le (brusquely modern and acres of glass).
Though it’s just 15 minutes’ drive from the geothermal wonders (and tourist hordes) of Rotorua, this sumptuous and secluded estate might as well occupy its own private planet.