Hotels in South Island

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Azur consists of nine 800- square-foot freestanding villas on a steep cliff facing the alpine, Tolkienesque landscape surrounding Lake Wakatipu.... Read More

An unpretentious boutique property("dairy" is Kiwi for "convenience store," by the way). Read More

The rustic-modern hotel is owned by a veteran park ranger and designed to take advantage of the views. A three-course dinner is included in the rate. Read More

A remote, timber-clad lodge, via a series of gravel roads. Toast the long drive with a bottle of outstanding Central Otago Pinot Noir and chill out on... Read More

Queenstown runs on adrenaline: the birthplace of bungee jumping also offers skydiving, jet boating, and killer downhill slopes. Matakauri Lodge &... Read More

Golf and spa complex of cottages and villas, in a pastoral mountain valley just 20 minutes from Queenstown. Read More

Set on 30 acres amid soft, sheep-speckled hills that look like the backdrop for a Masterpiece Theatre production of a Jane Austen heartbreaker, Otahuna... Read More

An extensive upgrade and expansion in 2010 transformed the ground floor of the 82-room Sofitel Queenstown into a Parisian-style lobby and lounge, as... Read More

  There’s no shortage of wilderness retreats in New Zealand, but having one to yourself is the ultimate fantasy. Enter Takaro Lodge, a fo... Read More

Boutique hotel with minimalist lithographs by local artist Ralph Holere and 53 light-filled rooms, overlooking Hagley Park.    Read More

The Altitude: 5,700 feet. ... Read More

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