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New Zealand

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New Zealand Intro

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PurePods, various locations

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Hotel Debrett, Auckland

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Otahuna Lodge, Tai Tapu

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Delamore Lodge, Waiheke Island

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Annandale Coast Farm & Luxury Villas, Akaroa

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Te Arai Lodge, Mangawhai

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Wilderness Lodge, Arthur’s Pass

54

Kauri Cliffs, Kerikeri

12

Owen River Lodge, Murchison

56

Eagles Nest, Russell

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Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, Lake Pukaki

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Donkey Bay Inn, Russell

16

The Lindis, Ahuriri Valley

60

Henley Hotel, Cambridge

18

Pen-Y-Bryn Lodge, Oamaru

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970 Lonely Bay Lodge, Whitianga

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Camp Estate, Dunedin

64

Bushland Park Lodge & Retreat, Whangamata

22

Fiordland Lodge, Te Anau

66

Solitare Lodge, Rotorua

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Fiordland Discovery, Milford Sound

68

Treetops Luxury Lodge, Rotorua

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Eichardt’s Private Hotel, Queenstown

70

Huka Lodge, Taupo

28

Azur, Queenstown

72

Kinloch Manor & Villas, Taupo

30

Blanket Bay, Queenstown

74

Breckenridge Lodge, Napier

32

Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown

76

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hastings

34

Lime Tree Lodge, Wanaka

78

Greenmantle Estate, Paraparaumu, Wellington

36

Minaret Station, Wanaka

80

Wharekauhau, Featherston

38

Mahu Whenua, Wanaka

82

The Sounds Retreat, Queen Charlotte Sound

40

Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki, Haast

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The Marlborough Lodge, Marlborough

42

Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef

86

Edenhouse, Nelson

44

Rimu Lodge, Hokitika

88

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses, Kaikoura

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Australia Australia Intro

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Bamurru Plains, Kakadu

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Lizard Island, Great Barrier reef

92

Cape Lodge, Margaret River

134

Qualia, Hamilton Island

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Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef

136

Spicers Peak Lodge, Scenic Rim

96

El Questro Homestead, The Kimberley

138

Silky Oaks Lodge, Mossman

98

Thala Beach Nature Reserve, Port Douglas

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Terms and Conditions

142

Orpheus Island

102

Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island

104

Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley

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Spicers Sangoma Retreat, Blue Mountains

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Spicers Vineyards Estate, Hunter Valley

110

Paperbark Camp, Jervis Bay

112

Lake House, Daylesford

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Jackalope, Mornington Peninsula

116

Avalon Retreats, various locations

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Freycinet Lodge, Coles Bay

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The Louise, Barossa Valley

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Arkaba Homestead, Flinders Range

124

Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island

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Longitude 131, Ayers Rock

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Cicada Lodge, Katherine

130

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New Zealand

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Indulgence New Zealand is a country of majestic landscapes and breathtaking natural beauty; Te Ika-aMÄ ui (the North Island) is characterised by magnificent coastlines, lush farmland, geothermal wonders, and rich MÄ ori culture. Dramatic scenery abounds in Te Waipounamu (the South Island), where snow-capped mountains tower over pristine lakes and fiords, and vast expanses of untouched ancient forest thrive. The finest luxury lodges showcase outstanding locations throughout Aotearoa while offering premium, personalised experiences. Expect unparalleled comfort, exceptional hospitality, and activities tailored to meet individual needs. From stately historic homes to contemporary architectural masterpieces, these properties can be found perched on clifftops above the ocean, immersed in native forest, positioned elegantly on country estates, on the banks of mighty rivers, and on world-class golf courses. This collection of luxury and boutique lodges will ensure your holiday is full of unique New Zealand moments and complete indulgence.

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Hotel DeBrett

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

394

per room per night

The Art Deco-styled Hotel DeBrett sits nestled within the

glass roofed atrium, and its adjoining lounge offers the

old-world charm of Auckland’s High Street, surrounded

perfect place to while away a few hours. Each weekend

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by art filled laneways, fashion designers, bespoke tailors,

guests are invited to channel their inner flapper during

barbers, and coffee houses. This iconic neighbourhood

the hotel’s 1920’s inspired high tea, complete with

• Petit dejeuner breakfast

is only a short walk from the bustle of Britomart, lower Queen Street, and the iconic Auckland waterfront.

gramophone sounds, faux pearls, headbands and prohibition cocktails.

Thoughtfully designed, each room have their own distinctive personality and style. All rooms and suites are individually decorated with a chic mix of mid-century modern furniture fused with contemporary comforts and eclectic local art. This is luxury with a twist.

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• Wireless internet • Local calls.

CHILDREN: Children are very welcome.

Stay for 3 nights and receive an upgrade from a Classic Room to a Superior Room. Valid for stays from 01 May 19 – 30 Sep 19 and is subject to availability at time of reservation

Debretts Kitchen focuses on contemporary New Zealand cuisine driven by the seasons and heavily influenced by local produce and climate variation. The main restaurant is bathed in natural light from its soaring

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HOTEL DEBRETT

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • All rooms feature bespoke carpet

made from 100% handwoven New Zealand wool.

Auckland

• The luxurious king-size beds have

a goose down comfort layer, 100%

cotton bed linen, and hand-printed

throws. Guests can choose the perfect pillow from the pillow menu.

Wellington

• Spacious bathrooms with stand-alone rain showers and deep bathtubs

Christchurch

• The infamous Housebar has been

recreated with reference to the bar’s

Queenstown

original Art Deco style, situated on

the first floor of the hotel away from the bustle of the city streets. Expect imaginative cocktails served with panache.

• At street level, Cornerbar is the

perfect place to watch the world

go by. Enjoy local craft beers and

boutique wines in a lively atmosphere with a touch of Kiwi retro.

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Delamore Lodge Built cliffside with breathtaking sea views over Owhanake

has its own gardens, ensuring the freshest produce for

Bay, Delamore Lodge on Waiheke Island is a favourite

your table. The abundance of fish from the rich waters

destination for lovers of luxury travel. Inspired by the

surrounding the island elevate your dining to an even

Mediterranean with a unique New Zealand flavour, this exclusive lodge is designed in the shape of a traditional

more memorable experience. Enjoy an individually tailored five-course dinner, with a range of award-

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

1,472

per room per night

R AT E S I N C L U D E : • Arrival and departure transfers from the Matiatia Ferry terminal • Gourmet breakfast each morning (tailor-made)

Māori fish hook (matau) and moulded into the hillside.

winning local wines to complement your meal.

The four guest suites and two-bedroom apartment are

This multi-award-winning luxury boutique resort

• Pre-dinner drinks and hors d’oeuvres each evening

offers easy access to sensational beaches, outstanding

• Tea, coffee, freshly made baked treats

cocoons of luxurious simplicity; extraordinary attention to detail has been taken to ensure your comfort. From super-king size beds with the finest linen to

restaurants and world-renowned vineyards, all just a short ferry ride or helicopter flight from Auckland.

luxury robes and slippers, comfortable armchairs to international and indigenous New Zealand craft and artworks, the suites are a haven of serenity. Food and wine are key features of the Delamore Lodge experience. The executive chef is inspired daily by

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CHILDREN: Children are very welcome in the Two Bedroom apartment only. Children under 14 are not permitted at pre-dinner drinks and canapés

Book a minimum of 2 nights and get a small platter and glass of bubbles. Valid for stays from 01 May 19 – 30 Sep 19.

what is homegrown and harvested locally; the lodge

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WAIHEKE ISLAND

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DELAMORE LODGE

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Private helicopter landing pad. • The courtyard cascades down to the striking Italian-style fireplace and

Auckland

outdoor dining area, which leads to

the heated infinity swimming pool. A

sweeping staircase leads to a tropical rock pool and waterfall, cave-like jacuzzi, and sauna.

Wellington

• Relaxing spa therapies are available

in purpose-built treatment rooms or

Christchurch

in or in the privacy of your suite. • Extensive wine cellar.

Queenstown

• Beautifully landscaped gardens cover over five hectares of private property and include citrus and olive groves, a wide variety of indigenous flora,

and artworks by local artists. Enjoy

spectacular coastal views at almost every turn.

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Te Arai Lodge

$

1,700

per room per night

Surrounded by over 20 acres of ancient podocarp forest

With authentic personal service from the owners Vince

and native bush, Te Arai Lodge sits on an elevated ridge

& Kathy Moores, their family and a team of carefully

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chosen staff, Te Arai Lodge creates a special escape for

• Continental and cooked breakfast.

with panoramic views across the rolling hills of the Brynderwyn Range out to the stunning beaches and surrounding islands of the Mangawhai coast. Te Arai is a

those seeking the finest comforts without compromising the environment.

small community on the east coast of the North island and from Auckland central Te Arai is a 75 minute drive or 15 minute by helicopter. Experience a homestay boutique luxury lodge like no other. Te Arai is inspired by the beauty of the surrounding native flora and bird life, the owners passion for sustainability and organic garden-to-table dining, and their love of hospitality and meeting people from all over the world.

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MANGAWHAI

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TE ARAI LODGE

A N Z C R O E XC L U S I V E O F F E R : Stay for 3 nights and receive a gourmet platter for two during your stay. Valid for stays from 01 Apr 19 – 30 Sep 19

• Complimentary minibar with assorted beers, non-alcoholic drinks, locally-brewed organic kombucha, and still and sparkling water. • NZ organic teas and coffee, organic A2 and plantbased milk + a selection of organic sugars. • NZ gourmet biscuits and local handmade organic fair-trade single-origin chocolates. • Fresh fruit platter. • Assorted organic activated nuts and New Zealand crisps.

CHILDREN: Not suitable for Children under 16 years.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • A covered portico leads guests in through the double entry doors

into “The Great Room” featuring a limestone central open fireplace surrounded by opulent seating. • A David Trubridge “Navicular”

chandelier pays homage to the

distant sand dune of Mangawhai

on the horizon and designates the dining area where guest gather

around a repurposed solid elm table

• A 20 meter long heated pool

sits directly below the terrace,

complemented by a cedar hot tub set into the edge of the bush.

• A generous yoga studio and gym with full length mirrors flows out onto the

pool decking together with an infrared sauna, indoor and outdoor shower,

bathroom facilities and a mini bar / hot beverage kitchenette.

for the shared dining experience

(alternatively, guests can elect to have private dining in or outside

their rooms or in a selection of other

Auckland

dining locations on the property).

• A full bar is available to guests for

pre-dinner drinks and a range of NZ and international wines are offered on the wine list menu.

Wellington

• The solid tawa timber kitchen with

Christchurch

granite tops is a chef’s delight where memorable meals are created using fresh organic produce from the

Queenstown

property together with other local ingredients.

• A north-facing terrace framed by

purpleheart timber beams extends along the entire frontage of the

property with a covered portico and open fireplace being an ideal place to watch the sun set with a glass of wine.

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Kauri Cliffs Sophisticated and elegant, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs enjoys panoramic views over the blue Pacific Ocean from its location on an unspoilt coastline, where high cliffs nestle into three pristine private beaches. Tastefully decorated with comfortable soft furnishings, warm carpets and blonde timbers, the lodge is timelessly beautiful, offering complete relaxation. With attention to detail second to none, you’ll feel immediately at home in the thoughtfully designed suites featuring spacious bathrooms and east-facing private balconies. Activities abound with the David Harman-designed golf course, immersive local heritage tours, bountiful fishing,

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$ A N Z C R O E XC L U S I V E O F F E R : Stay for 3 nights and receive a fourth night free of charge. Valid for stays from 01 May 19 – 31 October 19 and is subject to availability at time of reservation.

2,852

per room per night

R AT E S I N C L U D E : • Accommodation • Pre-dinner drinks and canapes • Dinner • Full breakfast • Complimentary mini-bar (excluding liquor and wines) • Wi-fi • Use of lodge facilities excluding golf and spa treatments.

CHILDREN: Children are very welcome.

bush walks, mountain biking, quad biking, and a spa sanctuary.

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KERIKERI

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KAURI CLIFFS

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • The par 72 championship golf course

styles of massage, luxurious facials,

every skill level. Fifteen holes view

treatments, and elegant nail polish

offers five sets of tees to challenge the Pacific Ocean, six of which are play alongside cliffs which plunge

hydrotherapy, invigorating body and designs.

into the sea. The beautiful inland

holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland. The golf complex includes

Auckland

a world-class practice range, plus

putting and chipping greens. Kauri

Cliffs is currently ranked 37th in Golf

Digest’s Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses in the World.

Wellington

• Relax, rejuvenate, and revive your

spirit in a tranquil space where nature

Christchurch

prevails. The day spa is situated at the edge of a totara forest overlooking a verdant fern glen and winding

Queenstown

stream; each treatment room has

floor-to-ceiling views and opens to a

private patio with forest surroundings and native birdsong. Treatments are personalised and include different

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Eagle Nest

$

1,295

per room per night

This multi-award-winning retreat is set within 75 acres

The Bay of Islands is a world-renowned holiday

atop its own private ridgeline, commanding spectacular

destination, offering over 144 islands to explore in this

R AT E S I N C L U D E :

views of the Bay of Islands. Within easy walking

subtropical paradise. Big game fishing, scenic cruising,

distance of the historic town of Russell, the estate

sailing, diving, kayaking, bush walking, mountain biking,

• Luxury accommodation

offers a variety of luxury accommodation options for

and scenic helicopter flights are some of the many

• Bottle of Louis Roederer Champagne upon arrival

the most discerning traveller.

activities available from Eagles Nest.

• Fresh fruit platter (replenished daily)

Five luxury villas nestle into an extravagantly beautiful

• Gourmet breakfast provisions (replenished daily)

island-like peninsula. Sited to maximise and enhance

• Selected mini bar items

the views, large windows open to the sea and subtropical landscapes, seamlessly connecting the outdoors to the interior spaces. Designed and furnished in an elegant, simple style with eclectic, informal interiors, the villas are the perfect antidote to the hectic modern lifestyle.

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• Wireless internet access • Daily servicing of villa • Russell transfers.

CHILDREN: Children are very welcome.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Easy helicopter access to the five

local, world-class golf courses, each offering superb views.

Auckland

• Four of the five villas feature private, heated horizon-edged lap pools.

• Spa therapists are available for

exquisite in-villa treatments, and the resident personal trainer can help

Wellington

maintain or enhance your regimen.

Christchurch

• Culinary resources, including

fabulous resident chefs, a superb

wine cellar and fresh locally sourced

Queenstown

foods, create memorable dining

experiences in your own villa. The

team of personal chefs will offer a specially designed menu of your

choice featuring freshly caught fish,

venison, lamb, crayfish (lobster) and

more, while you relax and take in the breathtaking views with a glass of superb New Zealand wine.

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Donkey Bay Inn

$

900

per room per night

Commanding ocean views from a private peninsula in

Linking the surrounding native bush and sea is a broad,

the Bay of Islands, Donkey Bay Inn is an architectural

sheltered terrace, shaded by olive trees. Secluded and

R AT E S I N C L U D E :

tranquil day and night, it is the perfect place to relax or

• Continental Breakfast

masterpiece that sits in total harmony with its environment. Designed by maritime architect Gary

gather with friends and family

Underwood, the estate is fully energy sufficient and cooled under a huge living roof. The cavernous rooms,

A N Z C R O E XC L U S I V E O F F E R :

imaginative angles, breathtaking views at every turn,

Stay for 2 nights and receive a complimentary morning or afternoon tea served in your room, the library, the lounge or courtyard. Valid for stays from 01 May 19 – 31 October 19 and is subject to availability at time of reservation.

and artistic interior create a peaceful sanctuary. The exotically styled guest rooms feature wide views of the bay, balconies or terraces, private relaxing areas, and sumptuous four-poster beds (in three of the four rooms).

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D O N K E Y B AY I N N

• Pre-dinner drink and selection of house treats • Waitata estate water & Newport Chocolates in the room • Voya organic toiletries & bathroom extras • Silver Service choice of fine teas or coffee and shortbread • Complimentary WiFi

CHILDREN: Not suitable for children.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • The sitting room and bar is the largest

• Along the path down to the secluded

for the senses, with soaring ceilings,

extraordinary sculpture – a perfect

room in the inn and offers a feast Grecian columns, giant urns, and

a plush conversation couch. Warm yourself near the oversized tiled

fireplace in winter, and open both sides of the room to let cool sea

breezes drift through in the summer

months. Enjoy a glass of the owner’s

sandy beach you will encounter an

place to meditate or re-energise. The short walk leads to a naturist beach, although ‘going natural’ here is not mandatory. Take a right turn to the neighbouring Long Beach for more conventional sunbathing.

acclaimed wine or a Donkey Bay

gin then take a short stroll to the restaurants of Russell.

Auckland

• The inn’s library features aged leather armchairs, perfect for sinking into as

you sink your teeth into a book. Light and airy by day, embracing by night.

Curl up and explore a world of words

Wellington

and ideas.

• Easy access from Auckland

Christchurch

International Airport; only a one-hour helicopter flight to the inn’s private helipad.

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Henley Hotel Escape to a more leisurely pace of life at this exclusive country retreat, offering relaxed luxury with a hint of grandeur, and lots of style. With attentive service from experienced staff, guests can indulge in fine food and wine, enjoy pampering in the day spa, refresh in the indoor pool, or wander the abundant gardens. A modern, sometimes quirky, interpretation of an English

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

689

per room per night

A N Z C R O E XC L U S I V E O F F E R :

R AT E S I N C L U D E :

Book a minimum of 2 nights and get a two course lunch. Valid for stays from from 01 May 19 – 31 October 19.

• Breakfast • Three course dinner

CHILDREN: Children are welcome.

country manor that will surprise and delight. Each of the guest rooms has been individually crafted and include all the comforts you would expect from a 5-star property. Warm and welcoming, cosy and chic, modern and memorable… every room comes with its own distinct character

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CAMBRIDGE

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HENLEY HOTEL

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Menus are designed based on

the freshest local and seasonal

ingredients available. Offering a

true estate-to-plate experience, the property’s extensive vegetable and herb gardens provide much of the

• Indulge in a luxury spa therapy for

ultimate relaxation. With two treatment rooms, a yoga room, heated indoor

pool, spa pool and sun terrace, you’ll be floating on a cloud of bliss

fresh produce for the table.

The orchard provides inspiration for marmalades, chutneys and pickles

Auckland

from the Henley Hotel kitchen.

All food is perfectly matched with

some of New Zealand’s best wines and spirits.

• Also known as the ‘Gin Bar’, the

Wellington

intimate blue bar is a haven to enjoy your choice of beverage.

Christchurch

• With a massive TV, beanbags, snuggly couches and popcorn on tap, the

mini cinema is the perfect place to

Queenstown

enjoy a post-dinner movie or Netflix marathon.

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970 Lonely Bay Lodge

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

652

per room per night

Nestled in native bush, 970 Lonely Bay Lodge offers

The four suites each offer a spacious bedroom with

relaxation and rejuvenation in a sublime natural setting.

king-size bed (one suite has a second room with a

The pristine beauty is yours to explore, with walking

queen-size bed), fine linens, luxurious bathrooms,

• Cooked and Continental Breakfast

tracks leading to two sandy beaches and a lookout to

and private terraces with beautiful bush or beach

admire the stunning views over Mercury Bay.

vistas. Boutique luxury and personal service create an

• Complimentary in-room refreshments – including Red and White House wine, plunger coffee, tea

unforgettable retreat.

R AT E S I N C L U D E :

• Lodge baked biscuits • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the lodge

CHILDREN: No children under 15 years. May be considered when Lodge is booked for exclusive use.

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WHITIANGA

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L O N E LY B AY L O D G E

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Indoor/outdoor solarium with opening roof

• Library

Auckland

• ‘Snug’ area featuring a Bang and

Olufsen plasma TV and sound system

Wellington

Christchurch

Queenstown

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Bushland Park Lodge & Retreat Experience the artistic intimacy of Bushland Park

Indulge in high-class cuisine prepared using fresh

Lodge and Retreat, set in five acres of landscaped

local ingredients married with a German-influenced

park gardens surrounded by verdant native bush. A unique personal character is the signature of this lodge, infused with the homeliness of German Black Forest style courtesy of your European hosts. Each of the three guest suites have been created for premium comfort, with spacious bedrooms, luxury en suite bathrooms, and gas fires for cosy ambiance.

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international touch, complemented by a selection of stunning New Zealand wines. Your gourmet meal is served on hand-crafted glassware created on-site.

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

1,070

per room per night

R AT E S I N C L U D E : • Breakfast • Pre dinner drink • Three Course dinner

CHILDREN: Bushland Park Lodge is unsuitable for children.

A N Z C R O E XC L U S I V E O F F E R : Book a minimum of 2 nights and get a Standard Picnic Basket or Backpack for two. Valid for stays from 01 May 19 – 31 October.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Gaze at the stars from the outdoor

double clawfoot bathtub located in

the garden next to the waterlily pond.

Auckland

Candles and bath bubbles create an

atmosphere of serenity, and optional champagne and chocolates can be

arranged for an experience of pure indulgence.

Wellington

• Enjoy a rejuvenating sauna enhanced with aromatherapy oils that will clear

Christchurch

the mind and soothe the body.

• A nikau fern grotto on the property becomes a magical night-time

Queenstown

destination when hundreds of

glowworms light up the darkness. • Visit the on-site glass studio to

view beautiful and functional art or book a class to learn this ancient craft yourself.

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Solitaire Lodge With breathtaking views over Lake Tarawera and its lush native forest and volcanic backdrop, Solitaire Lodge’s subtle design and décor bring the outdoors in, inviting you to unwind in the peace and quiet of this

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

1,875

per room per night

A N Z C R O E XC L U S I V E O F F E R :

R AT E S I N C L U D E :

Stay a minimum of 3 nights and get a Tarawera Thermal Springs signature experience. Valid for stays from 01 May 19 – 31 October 19.

• Complimentary mini bar (alcoholic & nonalcoholic beverages & snacks) • Pre-dinner drinks & canapés

tranquil setting. The newly refurbished suites all feature panoramic lake vistas, comfortable chairs for lounging, grand picture windows, and private balconies.

• Five course dinner • Full country breakfast and light lunch • Complimentary WIFI • Use of Lodge dinghies and kayaks.

Talented chefs create fare that changes daily in line with seasonally available ingredients, relishing the

CHILDREN:

challenge of creating new and exciting flavours to

Children are most welcome.

tantalise the tastebuds. The contemporary New Zealand cuisine is complemented by a variety of outstanding wines from selected regional vineyards.

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ROTORUA

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S O L I TA I R E L O D G E

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Easy lake access allows exploration of the surrounding waters and secluded bays directly from the lodge’s private

Auckland

grounds and jetty. Dinghies and

kayaks are available for guest use. • Take a hike to a 200ft waterfall

and enjoy a picnic lunch from the lodge kitchen.

Wellington

• A 15-minute private boat ride will take you to natural hot springs – thermal

Christchurch

waters that rise gently through the lake bed to offer a relaxing and

rejuvenating soaking experience.

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Treetops Luxury Lodge Escape to a world rich in warmth and rustic charm with

Discover genuine hospitality where ingredients are

premium comfort and the essence of home amid lush

thoughtfully gathered, dishes are lovingly crafted, and the

landscapes. Set on 2,500 acres of rolling hills, pristine

meals nourish body and soul. The chefs will take you on a

grassland, and native forest, experience a true retreat

journey of edible exploration as their tasty creations guide

for relaxation and rejuvenation.

you on a culinary tour through the abundance of the estate. Savour top New Zealand wines from the cellar, complex whiskies, or your favourite cocktail.

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

1,093

per room per night

R AT E S I N C L U D E : • Full continental breakfast and/or full gourmet cooked breakfast • Pre-dinner drinks and canapés • Five course dinner (excluding wine)

CHILDREN: Children are welcome.

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ROTORUA

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TREETOPS LUXURY LODGE

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • A number of culinary experiences are available – forage for native

ingredients and create a delicious

meal with the help of professional

chefs; slip away into the wilderness

on an expedition to search for native

plants and herbs, learning about their nutritional and medicinal properties and their ties with Māori cultural

lights in the shallow grotto behind a gentle waterfall.

• The expansive property affords many

opportunities for outdoor exploration. Choose from a variety of walking

trails, mountain biking or horse riding adventures, hunting and fly fishing, a 4WD safari, or an eco treasure hunt.

traditions; take a tour through the

estate and immerse yourself in the core ‘estate to plate’ philosophy.

Auckland

• Indulge in relaxing spa treatments, including the signature Kaha Ra

Mirimiri Massage. ‘Kaha’ means strong and ‘Ra’ means light/illumination. This deep and nurturing therapy

combines traditional indigenous

Wellington

healing methods to support the body and clear the mind.

Christchurch

• Meander down a short path through the forest as the sun sets and enjoy

Queenstown

the magical glimmering of glowworm

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Huka Lodge

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

3,105

As you enter through the gates of Huka Lodge,

The tradition of fine cuisine is deeply embedded in the

journeying the length of the drive and encountering the

Huka Lodge philosophy. From hearty country breakfasts

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to gourmet five-course dinners (with a daily-changing

• Pre-dinner drinks and canapés

park-like grounds, a feeling of peace and tranquillity descends. Enter a world where elegant and generous hospitality meets sophistication and style; a welcoming haven on the banks of the magnificent Waikato River. The lodge lies within a location of great natural beauty, further enhanced by 17 acres of grounds and extensive manicured gardens featuring both native New Zealand trees and shrubs as well as planting that would

menu), meals are presented to showcase the highestquality ingredients.

per room per night

• Five-course dinner daily (menu changes daily) • Full country breakfast • Use of all Lodge facilities • Return Taupo Airport transfers

CHILDREN: Children are welcome.

typically be found in an English garden.

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TA U P O

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HUKA LODGE

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Tutored whisky tastings are presented on Friday and Wednesday afternoons by request. Led by passionate

Auckland

aficionados, these tastings are

designed to entertain as well as inform. • Facial beauty treatments, massage,

manicures and hair dressing can be

provided by top professionals in the

Wellington

privacy of your suite.

• The pool complex comprises one

Christchurch

swimming pool and two spas, with towels provided at the poolside.

Queenstown

• AstroTurf tennis court on site, and tennis instructor available.

• Pétanque and croquet can be played in a private, secluded area near the tennis court.

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Kinloch Manor & Villas

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

1,090

Step into a world of elegance and bold luxury,

Dine in modern luxury, savouring dishes that are

where open terraces frame sweeping vistas that flow

expertly crafted to elevate fresh seasonal ingredients.

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seamlessly into beautiful interiors. Immerse yourself

Organic produce is grown on the estate, and other

in contemporary comfort and attention to detail, which

elements are carefully sourced from trusted local

• Breakfast

reflect a unique sense of originality and style.

suppliers to create truly inspired cuisine.

per room per night

• Dinner

CHILDREN: Children are welcome.

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TA U P O

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KINLOCH MANOR & VILLAS

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • The Kinloch Club is New Zealand’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf

Course and one of the country’s best

Auckland

all-season courses, with undulating fairways sprawling across acres of

golden countryside overlooking Lake Taupō. Challenging and unique, this

world-class championship course was created in homage to the great links

Wellington

course of the British Isles, and makes for a stimulating golfing experience. • Treat yourself to a luxurious facial or beauty treatment in the expert

Christchurch

Queenstown

care of therapists at the on-site day spa. Calm and serenity will

envelop you in an atmosphere of

quiet contemplation at this secluded

hideaway; a haven of peace to soothe and refresh.

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Breckenridge Lodge

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

1,093

Immerse yourself in the luxurious comfort of this

The dining room is the focal point of the house, with

architecturally designed accommodation, nestled in

an inviting, sumptuous feel; a perfect environment to

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experience’s Malcom’s superb creations. Here you will

• Full Breakfast

the picturesque valley of Ōmarunui in sunny Hawke’s Bay. Hosted by renowned chef Malcolm Redmond, the emphasis on outstanding cuisine is at the heart of the Breckenridge Lodge experience.

join other guests to share stories of the day’s events.

per room per night

• Pre-dinner drinks • Five course dinner

CHILDREN:

Malcolm is truly passionate about food and wine. The dinner menu is designed in the degustation style with five courses each matched with a selected wine.

Children over 14 years old only. Families with children under 14 year are welcome to stay when the lodge is exclusively booked.

The menu changes regularly depending on seasonal produce available. Breakfast is served whenever you wish to rise, and you can choose anything from toast to chocolate pudding!

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BRECKENRIDGE LODGE

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Take a cooking class with Malcolm Redmond to learn culinary skills

and tricks of the trade. You will be

Auckland

given a glass of bubbly on arrival,

and a typical lesson teaches skills for preparing a three-course gourmet

dinner menu, with ideas for matching wines. After the class you will sit

down to enjoy the meal and Malcolm

Wellington

will provide a wine match for each course.

• Breckenridge has planted its own

large Pacific Blue lavender garden.

Christchurch

Queenstown

The lavender is harvested each year for its essential oil which is used to make the lodge’s own luxury bathroom products.

• The lodge has its own organic kitchen garden and orchard, providing the

majority of all fresh herbs, vegetables and fruit for the breakfast and dinner menus.

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The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

$

Far out to the east of Hawke’s Bay, The Farm at Cape

• Pre-dinner drinks with canapes

Kidnappers sits atop rolling hills with panoramic vistas over the peninsula and vast Pacific Ocean. This unique property is not only a luxurious retreat and spa, but is

A N Z C R O E XC L U S I V E O F F E R : Stay for 3 nights and receive a fourth night free of charge. Valid for stays from 01 May 19 – 31 Oct 19 and is subject to availability at time of reservation.

also home to one of the world’s best golf courses. It is a sanctuary for some of New Zealand’s most precious flora and fauna, and a working farm. Warm and enveloping, the generous suites offer sumptuous rustic-luxe interiors and awe-inspiring

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

2,852

per room per night

R AT E S I N C L U D E : • Dinner • Full breakfast • Complimentary mini-bar (excluding liquor and wines) • Wi-fi • Use of lodge facilities excluding golf and spa treatments

CHILDREN: Children are welcome.

views. Outstanding attention to detail and thoughtful design ensures comfort, peace, and pure relaxation.

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HASTINGS

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T H E FA R M AT C A P E K I D N A P P E R S

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Designed by legendary golf architect Tom Doak, the par 71 golf course will challenge golfers of all skill levels.

With cliff-edge fairways perched 140m above sea level, and surface that

remains firm and fast, this course offers holes unlike any you find

elsewhere in the world. Spectacular

and see all that Cape Kidnappers

has to offer. With rolling hills, deep

ravines, rejuvenating native forest and expansive views across the ocean and working farmland, this adventure is a unique way to experience the rugged coastal countryside.

views, deep clifftop bunkers, and

sheer drops make for a dramatic and unparalleled golfing experience.

Auckland

• Relax and rejuvenate your body,

mind at spirit at The Spa at Cape Kidnappers. Treatments on offer

include a collection of massage styles,

facials, pedicures, manicures, and hair

Wellington

care. All packages can be customised to suit individual needs for a truly

Christchurch

personal experience.

• Horse riding is the best way to soak up the atmosphere the 6,000-acre

Queenstown

sheep and beef station. Take the

reins of a gentle, well-trained horse

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Greenmantle Estate

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

524

per room per night

Experience the absolute best in accommodation,

Adjoining the lodge is the newly opened Kakariki

hospitality and cuisine in this spacious and rambling

Owners Cottage, featuring a 40-square-metre lounge

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area with fireplace and French doors, two suites with

• Full Breakfast

two-storeyed lodge on the stunning Kāpiti Coast. Set amid established formal gardens that have been

spectacular views to Kāpiti Island, and a third bedroom.

lovingly tended for decades, this unforgettable getaway offers a tranquil space for pure relaxation. The six suites each have their own unique feature; a private staircase, chaise lounge conversation area, double spa bathroom, some are nestled into the surrounding native forest, some enjoy beautiful garden

• Pre-dinner drink with canapés each night • A complementary welcome bottle of Prosecco on arrival

CHILDREN: Greenmantle is unable to accommodate children under the age of 12 years, unless it is an exclusive booking. The lodge will accommodate 0-2 years.

views. All provide the means for a wonderful sleep ¬– beds are dressed in fine imported linen, feather pillows and a feather duvet.

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WELLINGTON

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G R E E N M A N T L E E S TAT E

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Book a decadent high tea and

indulge in savoury and sweet treats

such as macaroons, lemon cake and

Auckland

profiteroles, alongside an exquisite selection of teas. Relax by the pool terrace or dine in the grand dining room.

• Make yourself at home beside the

Wellington

heated pool, work out in the gym,

or relax in the hot tub surrounded

Christchurch

unspoiled native nikau forest.

• Walking tracks meander through the water gardens and nikau forest with

Queenstown

its own small amphitheatre, up to a secluded clearing, then down again through more challenging ponga forest.

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Wharekauhau

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

1,668

Walk into a bygone era and enjoy the grandeur and

Farm-to-table dining completes the luxury farm stay

elegance of Edwardian times in Wharekauhau’s

experience, and all produce is sourced fresh from the

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estate’s gardens or surrounding areas for a ‘locavorian’

• Pre-dinner drinks & canapés

spacious lodge, its hill setting affording awe-inspiring views of the sparkling ocean from every vantage point. The sprawling property is nestled between the rugged Remutaka Range to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east; a perfect backdrop for the perfect getaway. Guest suites are set high above the thunderous surf of Palliser Bay. Relax in absolute bliss, sinking into deep sofas and fluffy pillows in this private setting as the sound of the waves creates a peaceful ambiance for watching a spectacular sunset. Heated marble floors and a fireplace keep you comfortable in every season, while rich New Zealand wool carpeting, soft linens and

approach. Fruit grows in abundance in Wharekauhau’s orchard and a harvest of vegetables is often available from the gardens. Honey is sourced from local bees and wild fennel is collected on the coast. It is not unusual to see one of the chefs roaming the grounds collecting items for the menu.

per room per night

• Four course dinner • Breakfast the following morning • Wifi

CHILDREN: Children are welcome.

A N Z C R O E XC L U S I V E O F F E R : Book a minimum of 3 nights and get a Wharekauhau Farm tour. Valid for stays from 01 May 19 – 31 October 19 and is subject to availability at time of reservation

hemp curtains surround you in natural luxury.

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WHAREKAUHAU

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • With 3,000 acres of private land

including ancient forests, peaceful

lakes, rivers, and a wild and rugged coast, guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to adventures. Try clay target shooting, archery or

surfcasting, or choose a track for

• Hauora Spa offers face and body

treatments that bring the spirit of

Wharekauhau’s dramatic, spiritual

surroundings together with care and connection to create a deep sense of wellbeing.

walking or mountain biking. Take a coastal trail or head to the hills to experience native birdsong in the

Auckland

podocarp forest.

• Head down to the cellar for an

adventure of the palate. Sample a series of wines from the Foley

family portfolio with the in-house

Wellington

sommelier, and learn about the

various flavour profiles and wine-

Christchurch

making techniques.

• Join one of the lodge’s chefs for a

cooking class to learn some of their

Queenstown

techniques and secrets in producing certain dishes.

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The Sounds Retreat

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

2,050

In the spectacular paradise of Marlborough Sounds,

Dine under the stars or in your private cabana. The

The Sounds Retreat showcases nature and luxury living

best fresh local ingredients are skilfully crafted into

R AT E S I N C L U D E :

delicious and memorable cuisine and bespoke menus

• Continental and Full Breakfast

at their finest. With a focus on creating a bespoke

are presented each day. Meals may include mussels

experience, this award-winning private lodge offers attentive service, total privacy, and superb comfort in a breathtaking location.

harvested from the Marlborough Sounds or fresh hotsmoked salmon from the lodge’s smokehouse. Wines chosen to perfectly complement the food showcase some of the region’s best wine makers.

The living space features wide glass doors leading to

per room per night

• Three course dinner with matching wines and spirits • Daily service and evening turndown • Fully stocked fridge with complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages • Snacks and handmade chocolates • Complimentary Broadband Internet WiFi

a spacious deck overlooking native forest and water –

• Complete guest laundry facilities - Washing Machine, Dryer, Iron and Ironing Board

enjoy the panoramic vistas as you soak in the hot tub or relax with a drink. Architecturally designed and built to

• Complimentary transfers from/to Blenheim or Picton from 2pm*

maximise the surrounding scenery, the building blends seamlessly into its surroundings.

CHILDREN: Children welcome over the age of 7yrs.

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T H E S O U N D S R E T R E AT

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Massage and beauty treatments are

available to take place in your private

cabana. Relish being pampered in this

Auckland

tranquil setting.

• Join an experienced yoga instructor for a private yoga practice tailored

to your needs. Choose to enjoy your class on one of the outdoor decks

Wellington

overlooking the sea or in your private cabana.

Christchurch

• The lodge is located just five minutes

from the famous Queen Charlotte Track, perfect for nature enthusiasts eager to

Queenstown

immerse themselves in beautiful native

forest. Two mountain bikes are available for guest use if you prefer cycling to

walking, and a gourmet picnic lunch is available on request.

• A chauffeur can be arranged to drive guests around the vineyards with

either a planned itinerary or your own schedule.

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The Marlborough Lodge

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

1,595

Located in the heart of the famous Marlborough

tomatoes and free-range eggs grown in the estate’s

wine region on 16 acres of sprawling gardens, park

gardens all feature on the menu, and local wine,

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and vineyards, The Marlborough Lodge provides the

including that produced on the property, is an integral

ultimate retreat to indulge in New Zealand’s gourmet

part of the three-course dinner.

• Full breakfast daily

province. Attentive staff are on hand 24 hours a day to ensure your every need is met. Relax and unwind in one of the 10 contemporary suites in this historic lodge. Your private haven contains luxury in every detail, and enjoys tranquil garden views.

A N Z C R O E XC L U S I V E O F F E R : Book a minimum of 3 nights and get a half-day Wine Tour. Valid for stays from 01 May 19 – 30 Sep 19. Does not operate on public holidays.

However you spend your day, finish it by mingling at the outdoor fireplace with the chef’s tantalising canapes

per room per night

• Pre dinner drink & canapés • Multi course a la Carte dinner with wine pairings • Mini Bar • High Speed Wifi

CHILDREN: Unable to accommodate children less than 8yrs unless the Lodge is booked exclusively.

before dining on fresh local cuisine. The head chef and his team specialise in showcasing the region’s best produce, and bring out the most subtle of flavours to ensure a mouth-watering experience. Fruit, berries,

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MARLBOROUGH

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THE MARLBOROUGH LODGE

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • The outdoor heated swimming pool is just a short stroll from the lodge and surrounded by natural beauty. Relax

Auckland

and soak up the sunshine or work

up an appetite by swimming some

lengths. Poolside service is available to keep you cool and refreshed.

• A variety of massage therapies are

Wellington

available, including relaxing Swedish massage, deep tissue for aches and

Christchurch

pains, and hot stone.

• Take a garden tour with the head

gardener, or walk the trails through

Queenstown

the gardens unaccompanied at your own pace.

• Watch the magic happen at a cooking

demonstration with one of the lodge’s talented chefs.

• Savour a private tasting on-site in the ‘wine shack’ with a local wine maker.

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Edenhouse

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

1,374

per room per night

Tucked into a serene valley in the heart of rural Nelson,

Fresh local produce, bursting with freshness and

this enchanting country retreat sits in 50 acres of

flavour, is the cornerstone the lodge’s dining

R AT E S I N C L U D E :

private grounds and eight acres of internationally

experience. The bountiful bays supply finfish, scallops,

• Continental or full cooked breakfast

acclaimed gardens. An abundance of native birdlife flourishes in the lush environment. The boutique lodge is finished and furnished to the highest standard with an emphasis on comfort, understated luxury, and attention to detail. Relax in the sitting room, formal dining room, artist’s studio, den or library; a space to suit every mood. All suites feature air conditioning, pure Irish linen sheets, and luxury

mussels and oysters; the region’s mild weather and fertile soils produce outstanding fruit and vegetables, from early-spring asparagus to late summer’s sunripened tomatoes, eggplants, peaches, olives, and figs. Award-winning local wines are served to complement the cuisine.

• Pre-dinner drinks and canapés • Three course evening meal, including fine wines, in the formal dining room or one of the outdoor eating areas • Use of all facilities in the lodge and grounds

CHILDREN: Children are allowed however if children are under 6 years of age, we need to confirm with the Lodge prior to booking.

toiletries.

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NELSON

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EDENHOUSE

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • A highly qualified team of skilled

practitioners offer guests relaxing therapeutic treatments in the

Auckland

privacy of their own suite, including relaxation or deep tissue massage, acupressure, aromatherapy and reflexology.

• The extensive gardens are the

Wellington

creation of Peter and Bobbie Martin, the hosts at Edenhouse. Whilst

Christchurch

the couple lived in London, Bobbie studied at the Inchbald School of Design, followed by The English

Queenstown

Gardening School. On return to New

Zealand, these 50 acres of bare land were perfect for Bobbie’s vision to

create a paradise. In 2003 the gardens were ‘born’, and they have continued to evolve and become a favourite

habitat for native birds, as well as pheasant and quail.

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Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses This contemporary country hotel sits snugly between

the Kaikōura Seaward Mountain Range and the rugged

coastline of the Pacific Ocean, only a short drive north of the renowned eco-marine town of Kaikōura. The lodge

provides luxurious accommodation, a place for guests to relax in the intimate indoor/outdoor setting, and a base from which to explore the maritime landscape.

The five Tree Houses are unique, nested 10m or more

above the round in a canopy of native kanuka trees, and designed to complement the natural environment as

your bedroom in the sky. The large windows bring the tree canopy inside and afford impressive views of the

mountains and ocean. Lodge suites all offer large soaking tubs, king-size beds, and balconies that overlook farmland

The newly available Olive House is a freestanding building that used to house the farm’s olive press. The press has been relocated, and the building has been converted into a beautifully realised three-bedroom suite. That will comfortably accommodate a large family or three couples. The area in which the lodge is located was designated on the first European maps of the district as ‘Kai Whare’, the Māori term for ‘house of food’. Today, the dining room is at the heart of the Hapuku Lodge experience. Here you can watch the food being prepared and chat with the chefs, including Executive Chef Fiona Read, as they prepare your meal.

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

1,032

per room per night

R AT E S I N C L U D E : • Full cooked breakfast • Three course dinner (Alcohol and Crayfish are not included and are charged in addition).

CHILDREN: No children under 12 years of age are permitted in the Lodge Room, Suites and the Hapuku Room. Children are welcome in the Olive House Suite and Family Tree Houses.

towards the mountains.

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HAPUKU LODGE & TREE HOUSES

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • The lodge and tree houses sit on an

• Other activities on the farm include

flavourful venison is saved for the

watching the harvesting of antlers

operating deer farm. The finest, most lodge’s kitchen, where the Executive Chef has developed several original

sauces to enhance the unique nature of this game meat.

helping to pick olives (May – June),

from the farm’s stags, indulging in a

massage, or relaxing in the swimming pool and sauna

• The lodge’s cuisine features the award-winning cheeses of local

Auckland

farmers Daniel and Sara Jenkins.

Using milk from their own herd of

goats and the finest cows’ milk from

local dairy farmers, the cheeses they produce are unparalleled in taste and quality. ‘Tenara’, for example,

Wellington

is a beautiful ash-coated, soft goat

cheese; ‘The Harnett’ is full of flavour,

Christchurch

creamy and soft with seasonal complexity.

Queenstown

• A variety of walks can be taken from the lodge, with a picnic basket if

desired, including a botanical tour of the local native bush.

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PurePods

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

PurePods is a total immersion, totally private

The privacy, the isolation of a luxurious glass cabin

experience of your own slice of the beautiful New

completely surrounded by nature – the sky, the hills, the sea, the birds, the bush – takes you to another world.

Zealand landscape. Your PurePod is made of heavyduty glass so you can see everything – from the starry

777

per room per night

R AT E S I N C L U D E : • Dinner & Breakfast Provisions Package for 2 people

night skies above to the native plants growing beneath

CHILDREN:

your feet. Pull back the sliding doors on all three

Property does not cater for children.

sides and indulge in the isolation. You will experience nature’s show vividly, utilising all of your senses whilst remaining sheltered in luxury. Imagine watching a winter storm roll in from the warmth and comfort of the PurePod, or basking in the summer sunshine while relaxing on the deck and taking in the stunning views.

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D I V E R S E L O C AT I O N S

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PUREPODS

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N S • Despite the isolation, PurePod has all the facilities you can expect from luxury accommodation – a fabulous shower, flush toilet, crisp linen, and the most comfortable bed that could be found. Deck chairs provide an ideal spot for lounging outside, and a telescope brings the far away landscape in for close inspection. • You can choose to bring your own supplies, or pre-order a dinner and breakfast package. Made from fresh local ingredients, the evening meal includes, your choice of salmon, chicken, beef or venison (ready to cook on the hob or barbecue at the PurePod), fresh salad, gourmet potatoes, something sweet to finish, and a snack platter of local cheese, patés, crackers and fresh ciabatta. Breakfast is freshly made muesli with local organic yoghurt. Vegetarian and gluten free options are available.

* Korimako PurePod, nestled amongst native bush filled with birdsong and the ocassional wild deer, with a beautiful sea view across to Motonau Island, 90 minutes north-east of Christchurch, along the Greta Valley coastline. * Atatū PurePod, on an historic Greta Valley sheep farm, with sweeping views of the sea, rolling hills and native forest, only 90 minutes from Christchurch. * Greystone PurePod, hidden above a beautiful organic winery in Waipara, less than an hours drive from Christchurch * Kereru PurePod, nestled in native forest high above the Little River township on Banks Peninsula, just 50 minutes from Christchurch * Pōhue PurePod, an hours drive from Christchurch, with beautiful views of the historic Port Levy bay and surrounded by rolling hills and magnificent rocky outcrops.

Purepod Locations - There are currently seven PurePods with more to open in the near future:

Auckland

* Manakau PurePod, situated in a vast landscape with sweeping and dramatic views of the Seaward Kaikōura mountain range, only 20 minutes inland from Kaikõura, or 2.5 hours from Christchurch. * Kahutara PurePod, perched high above the Kahutara River with vast views across to the mighty Seaward Kaikōura mountain range, only 20 minutes inland from Kaikõura, or 2.5 hours from Christchurch.

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Wellington

Christchurch

Queenstown

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Otahuna Lodge

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

2,265

per room per night

Set in pastoral surroundings against the backdrop

The cuisine celebrates the best of seasonal New

of an ancient volcano, Otahuna Lodge is a Victorian

Zealand produce, with an emphasis on fresh offerings

R AT E S I N C L U D E :

grown in the estate’s potager garden and orchard.

• Pre-dinner drinks and canapes

mansion with a patrician sense of calm and grace. Here, the romance of the past has been combined with the contemporary comfort. Each of the seven suites is an enclave of refined

Dinner is a five-course degustation menu that changes daily; honest, uncluttered flavours, the finest local

• Five course degustation dinner and wine pairing

ingredients, and elegantly restrained presentation are

• Breakfast

the hallmarks of the Otahuna table. Complementary

comfort. The classical ambience created by ornate

wine pairings emphasise Canterbury and New Zealand

fireplaces, carved inglenooks, and freshly picked flowers

wines.

has been enhanced with luxurious fabrics and lavish

CHILDREN: Unable to accommodate children less than 12 years of age unless the Lodge is booked exclusively.

bathrooms. All suites feature super-king beds, deep soaking bath tubs with separate showers, and premium toiletries by Penhaligon’s.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Guests dine communally in the opulent formal dining room, where ornate original wallpaper, a roaring fire, and sparkling candlesticks exemplify the gracious living of the Victorian era. Alternatively, they may retreat to a private table for two in the sunken wine cellar, the intimate library, the drawing room turret, or a location of their choosing.

After dark, the constellations of the Southern Hemisphere can be admired from a relaxing position in the outdoor spa pool. • Indulge in a relaxing massage after a day of exploring. Therapists provide a range of treatments, styles and pressures to accommodate a wide variety of preferences.

• A hands-on cooking lesson with Executive Chef Jimmy McIntyre provides an enjoyable overview of the philosophies behind the lodge’s celebrated food and wine programme. Classes incorporate a harvesting visit to Otahuna’s organic gardens and provide an introduction to planning menus. • The spectacular 118-year-old gardens were laid out and cultivated under the direction of A.E. Lowe, who trained at Kew Gardens in London. The great lawn has served as the site of fabulous garden parties, polo matches, and a royal visit. Hidden paths wind in and out of camellia beds and open to a great expanse gently sloping down to the ornamental lake. Majestic oaks, cedars, wattles and poplars fringe the grass. Three wooden bridges cross the lake and link the daffodil field on one side to the woodland forest on the other.

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• A refreshing dip in the heated swimming pool (November to March) is a tonic for weary constitutions.

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Annandale Coast Farm & Luxury Villas

$

On this coastal working farm, four luxury villas are

Fresh and delicious local produce is a hallmark of a stay

• Luxury accommodation

nestled between the rolling hills of Banks Peninsula

at Annandale. The farm’s edible garden and orchard

• Welcome produce basket

and the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean. Each

provide vegetables, herbs and heritage fruit varieties,

• High speed wireless internet access

meat is sourced from the farm’s beef and sheep stock,

• Daily villa servicing

the surrounding bays are foraged for wild edibles, and

• We Create, You Serve daily dinner and breakfast provisions

villa features award-winning architecture and its own distinctive character, and you will enjoy exclusive use of the property you choose. Privacy, stunning scenery and relaxation are guaranteed. The 4,000 acres of dramatic coastal pasture have been farmed since the 1840s. The seasons and colours of the farm change through the seasons, from luscious greens

all other ingredients are produced within a 100km radius for a true locavore experience. Whichever dining option you choose – from a private chef dinner to cuisine created and delivered directly to your villa – the

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1,195

per room per night

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CHILDREN: Children are permitted in particular villas only.

cuisine will be an experience to savour.

in spring to tussocky golds in autumn. You are invited to roam the property, enjoy the views, and get a feel for the experience of the early pioneers.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Guests are encouraged to explore the farm and be as hands-on as they like. Take a guided 4WD tour, watch sheep dogs at work, and enjoy the atmosphere of the shearing shed. If you’re lucky, you will see skilled shearers in action. • There are several spectacular walking and mountain biking tracks on the property, varying in length and terrain, including the 14km Pigeon Bay Walkway. On arrival, guests will receive a map of the farm that details trails and interesting features. Complimentary bikes are available, and a picnic can be arranged for along the way on your hiking or biking adventure. • Improve your kitchen skills and find out more about New Zealand cuisine in a cooking class with the on-site chef. Without even having to leave the property, you can specify what you’d like to learn and spend an amazing day transforming fresh produce into delicious dishes with the help of a professional.

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• The sheltered turquoise waters of Pigeon Bay and the surrounding area along Annandale’s coast are the playground of much marine wildlife, including friendly Hector’s dolphins, fur seals, blue penguins, and bird colonies. Explore the waters by kayak or powerboat with Annandale’s trained local guides.

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Wilderness Lodge Arthur’s Pass

$

Elegant luxury and total privacy define the Wilderness

• Dinner

Lodge Arthur’s Pass experience. The lodge sits on a spectacular 4,000-acre high country sheep farm in the heart of the Southern Alps, surrounded by the rugged beauty of Arthur’s Pass National Park.

A N Z C R O E XC L U S I V E O F F E R : Book a minimum of 2 nights and get a Packed picnic lunch complimentary. Valid for stays in May & September 2019.

Snow-capped mountains provide a magnificent backdrop to superb food, wine and service in the

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980

per room per night

R AT E S I N C L U D E : • Breakfast • Guided nature and Farm/Sheep Sharing Activities • Wifi

CHILDREN: Children are welcome.

Mount Rolleston Restaurant, where the specialty is fresh farm produce. Menus feature lamb, bacon, ham, eggs, manuka honey and herbs grown on the farm. The chefs proudly celebrate New Zealand ingredients and specialise in carefully prepared fresh local food.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • High Country Sheep Farm Discovery – Let a real sheep farmer introduce you to life on the farm. Watch sheepdogs work, hand feed tame sheep, and learn about shearing and merino wool.

Auckland

• McKay Moa Forest Adventure – A relaxed walk to explore the Wilderness Lodge reserves. Learn about the bizarre ‘moa shrubs’ and the lodge’s conservation projects and enjoy panoramic mountain views. • Birds and Special Plants of the Beech Forest – Explore the mossy beech forest surrounding the lodge. Search for orchids, watch birdlife, and see the manuka (tea tree) that is recolonising the grasslands.

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• Stars of the Southern Sky – Join a guide to learn about the stars of the southern sky, and spot constellations, satellites and planets. The clean air and lack of light pollution make for brilliantly clear night skies.

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Owen River Lodge

$

1,310

New Zealand’s finest luxury fly fishing lodge sits on the

accentuated by soaring cathedral-type ceilings, and fine

banks of the Owen River, among 16 acres of gardens

art decorates the walls. These luxuriously appointed

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and farmland in the beautiful Nelson Lakes district.

suites enjoy stunning views of the water, the valley, and

With almost a kilometre of river frontage, it is ideally

Kahurangi National Park. Spacious verandas provide a

• Canapés

situated for a quick practise before you venture out with your fishing guide, or for a quiet after-dinner cast during the evening rise. Over the years, New Zealand has developed a reputation for having the best sighted river fishing for trout in the world. Owen River Lodge, with its easy access to the Nelson, Marlborough, North Canterbury and West Coast fisheries at the top of the South Island, is perfectly positioned to put you at the centre of the action. in the garden, a short stroll from the main lodge building. Their design emphasises light and space,

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great location for relaxation as the sound of the river murmurs below. Fresh local produce is the defining feature of cuisine served at the lodge. Herbs and vegetables from the

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• Three course dinner • Cooked English or Continental breakfast • Picnic lunch daily • New Zealand house wine & New Zealand beer

large organic garden are combined with daily deliveries

• Wi-Fi

of offerings grown in the Nelson region (including

• The use of all lodge facilities, including the use of loan fly fishing equipment such as Simms G3 waders & wading boots, Sage rods & reels.

seafood from the thriving fishing industry) to create an outstanding dining experience. Enjoy pre-dinner nibbles by the bar then a four-course dinner, served table

The six purpose-built guest cottage suites are located

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d’hôte style with all guests seated around a communal table. The wine list features wines from both local

CHILDREN: This property is not suitable for children.

boutique and internationally-recognised vineyards.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • The very best fishing gear from the

world’s leading suppliers is available to lodge guests, including Simms G3

Auckland

Gore-Tex waders, Simms Gore-Tex wading jackets, Simms Guide and

G3 wading boots. Additionally, there is a huge range of current model

Sage rods (X, One, Method, Accel and

Foundation), and Sage Spectrum wide

Wellington

arbor reels.

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• Combine the challenge of fly fishing with a breathtaking helicopter

flight to one of the many remote

Queenstown

wilderness streams in the region. In

stretches of water possibly not fished by any other angler this season,

you’ll stalk large, wild brown trout

in crystal-clear mountain streams.

The lodge using the services of local

helicopter companies that specialise in heli-fishing.

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Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat

$

Set in a forest wilderness on the doorstep of Aoraki

• Fresh Seasonal Fruit Platter (replenished daily)

Mount Cook National Park, this luxury retreat overlooks the turquoise waters of Lake Pukaki. The area is part of the beautiful and unique Te Wāhipounamu World

Heritage area, and the spectacular night sky is so clear it is one of only eight dark sky reserves in the world. Guest rooms enjoy uninterrupted views up the lake to the Southern Alps and Aoraki Mount Cook, New

Provisions for breakfast are provided for you to cook and prepare at your own pace, including home-grown tomatoes, bacon, sausages, free range eggs, muesli, coffee and tea, homemade jams and bread. Choose when and where you would like to take your evening meal ¬– a romantic candlelit dinner for two at the villa, a gathering of friends around the large French-style table at Moraine Lodge, or private dining in the wine cellar.

Zealand’s highest mountain.

Step into an uncomplicated world where the food is real,

1,695

per room per night

R AT E S I N C L U D E : • Gourmet breakfast provisions (replenished daily) home-grown and local produce is provided • High Quality Nibbles platter (replenished daily) • 2 course meal each day including a bottle of New Zealand wine chosen from our onsite wine cellar. • Free High Speed Wireless Internet Access • Free use of the tennis court, petanque, croquet, and curling rink (in winter).

water is pure, and you are free to roam the forest tracks

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CHILDREN:

with berries, herbs and vegetables of all kinds, which are

Stay a minimum of 3 nights and enjoy a complimentary wine and whisky experience and a dark sky tour in Pukaki Observatory. Valid for stays from 01 May 19 – 30 Sep 19.

Children 10 years of age and older and infants under 6 months of age are welcome.

that meander around the property. The garden is packed used in the delicious cuisine alongside locally supplied free range eggs, manuka honey, apricots and cherries.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • On-site Pukaki Observatory is

perfectly located to explore one

of the darkest skies in the world.

The observatory is well equipped

with a six-inch refractor telescope,

enabling stargazers to take a closer

look at Saturn, Jupiter and its moons,

• Experience the ultimate in gourmet

dining on an exclusive sightseeing tour. Departing from the retreat’s helipad, you will be whisked away into Aoraki Mount Cook National Park with a full picnic basket.

clusters, nebula, and constellations. An Aurora Australis viewing spot

has recently been developed, and

Auckland

in the right conditions this amazing phenomenon can be seen and photographed.

• Inviting, warm and welcoming,

Fantail Spa includes a sauna, hot tub,

Wellington

workout room and massage room. You can also choose to have a massage

Christchurch

outside in total privacy. Inspired by the landscape, filled with light and

open to the lake and mountain views,

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the spa design reflects the natural beauty of its surroundings

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The Lindis

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$

2,000

per room per night

The Lindis is New Zealand’s newest luxury lodge,

Daily menus offer unique New Zealand cuisine paying

created to provide a space for discerning travellers

homage to the abundant local produce, using only the

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to relax and unwind in an idyllic setting. Nestled in

finest and freshest ingredients. Complementary New

the pristine Ahuriri Valley, guests will appreciate the

Zealand wines are paired nightly, and hand-selected

• Daily pre-dinner drinks & charcuterie station

stillness of nature in modern, sophisticated luxury

international wines are also available from the

while enjoying the best of Kiwi hospitality.

extensive wine cellar.

Generously proportioned suites are designed for stylish comfort, and each one features uninterrupted views of the valley. Sumptuous furnishings, refined high-country design, cosy fireplaces, and private indoor and outdoor

• Daily multi course dinner • Daily breakfast • Mini bar • Self-guided activities

CHILDREN: Children are welcome.

sitting areas create a haven of comfort and tranquillity.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • -The sky is so clear and vast in the heart of Te Waipounamu (South

Island) that millions of stars blanket the heavens as far as the eye can

see. For a magical experience, head out into the darkness with a star

map to learn about the stars and

• Take a horse trek across high-country farmland with breathtaking views of

Ben Avon Station and the surrounding

Ahuriri Valley. Three treks are available, each catering to different levels of riding experience.

constellations that are visible in this part of the world.

• The Ahuriri Valley and Ōmarama

Auckland

are renowned for conditions that

make them one of the world’s best

environments for gliding. Enjoy the

thrill of a dramatic soaring adventure deep into the mountains that,

depending on the weather, could take

Wellington

you to Aoraki Mount Cook or even

Christchurch

Milford Sound from The Lindis’ private air strip.

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Pen-y-bryn Lodge

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$

947

per room per night

Located in the beautiful coastal town of Ōamaru, Pen-y-

Evening dining is a highlight of any stay at Pen-y-bryn.

bryn Lodge sits proudly atop South Hill on the fringe of

Your hosts – members of both the Slow Food Movement

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town. Expect a warm reception; your hosts will welcome

and the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – take the preparation

you at your car and give assistance in bringing your

and presentation of meals very seriously, and take

• Pre-Dinner Drink and Canapés

belongings to your guest room. Once settled in, you

pride in serving seasonal, local, and healthful foods.

will be offered a beverage and a tour of the lodge. The five guest suites are handsomely furnished, delivering utmost comfort and elegance.

Guests usually sit together at large tables in the dining room, with a fire blazing in the background during cooler weather. A private dining area is also available for guests who wish for a more romantic or exclusive dining environment.

• Four-course Table d’Hôte dinner • Cooked and/or Continental Breakfast • Full use of all lodge facilities • Complimentary Ultra-Fast Broadband Wi-Fi • A selection of teas and freshly ground coffee with lodge baked biscuits, New Zealand chocolates or fresh fruit from your butler’s tray.

CHILDREN: Children are welcome over the age of 13yrs. They will do their best to accommodate individual requests for children under 13 but reserve the right to decline.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Awarded Category 1 historic status

by Heritage New Zealand, this stately home is filled with antiques and

Auckland

furnishings that date back to the

original owners, who used a four-year trip to Europe during construction

of the house to source fittings and artworks.

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• Dinner menus change with the

seasons and prepared with local

Christchurch

(often lodge-grown) ingredients,

showcasing the best of what this

fertile region of New Zealand has

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to offer.

• There is a small fitness room

(equipped with rowing machine,

stationary bicycle, and a selection of weights), or the local 24-hour Snap

Fitness Centre is available for guests at no cost.

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Camp Estate

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$

540

per room per night

Situated high above the harbour on Otago Peninsula,

Dinner is offered in a castle dining room; in keeping

Camp Estate is a luxurious country house offering the

with this historic setting, a three-course table d’hôte

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menu is served house party style to all guests in one

• Full cooked breakfast.

highest standards of hospitality, privacy, and comfort. Built from local blue stone and set in a dramatic rural landscape on the grounds of Larnach Castle, the glamorous interior features a spectacular marble staircase and a welcoming sitting room with honesty bar and open fire. The five spacious guest bedrooms are decorated in timeless neoclassical style. Particularly lovely features of these rooms are the fireplaces and pastoral views

sitting. The menu reflects traditional New Zealand-style cuisine with all meat and vegetables sourced locally. The cellar carries a large selection of New Zealand wines.

• Admission to the Castle, Gardens and Grounds including all Castle and Garden brochures. • Opportunity to dine in the Castle, if confirmation of attendance and menu choices are made before 5pm on the day (note that the cost of dinner is not included in the room price).

CHILDREN: Property does not cater for children under 14yrs.

of the surrounding countryside. Sumptuous ensuite bathrooms offer modern amenities.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Camp Estate is surrounded by rolling hills, lush pasture and hand built

stone walls, only a stone’s throw from

Auckland

some of the world’s southernmost wildlife reserves. Discover it for yourself on a gentle 10-minute

meander through a working farm

to an unparalleled picnic spot. With

breathtaking views of Otago Harbour

Wellington

and the beautiful city of Dunedin,

this is a unique spot surrounded by

rugged beauty. Stay a while, savouring a gourmet picnic and perhaps

Christchurch Queenstown

enjoying a glass of champagne while the sun sets behind you.

• Larnach Castle is New Zealand’s

only castle. Learn the rich history

that dates back to 1871 and explore the extensive gardens, and you will

discover why numerous national and international accolades have been awarded to this significant site.

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Fiordland Lodge

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$

900

per room per night

Set on rolling grasslands with panoramic views across

river stone. Guest suites feature king-size beds, well-

Lake Te Anau, Fiordland Lodge offers the discerning

appointed bathrooms, superb views, and décor that

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reflects the Fiordland landscape, focusing on muted

• Dinner

traveller style, comfort and privacy. Across the lake to the west lie the mountains of Fiordland National Park,

colours and textures.

over three million acres of untouched wilderness and

The dining concept at Fiordland Lodge is the familiar

part of Te Wāhipounamu South West New Zealand World Heritage Area. It is an area where snow-capped mountains, rivers of ice, deep lakes, unbroken forests

farm-to-table ideology; the Head Chef is dedicated to sourcing the freshest ingredients, creating relationships with local suppliers and small producers. A huge

and tussock grasslands produce a landscape of

emphasis goes into making everything from scratch,

exceptional beauty. The lodge will be your retreat as

using many ingredients from the on-site garden and the

you discover this breathtaking region for yourself.

hills and rivers nearby.

• Breakfast

CHILDREN: Fiordland Lodge welcome families travelling with children. The Log Cabins and 2 Bedroom Lodge Studios are the best option for families. In respect to other guest’s private dining arrangements or dining in the restaurant before 7pm will be made for families dining with children under the age of 10.

Inside, the open architecture of the lodge reflects the vastness of the national park. In the lounge, a latticework of huge log trusses soar to over 36 feet above and surround a large open fire, clad with local

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Within and around the confines of Fiordland National Park flow the

clearest rivers, inhabited by large wild

Auckland

brown and rainbow trout. The lodge

offers guided fly fishing in Fiordland and neighbouring Southland with experienced professional guides,

catering to anglers of all abilities.

Experience true wilderness fishing

Wellington

amongst stunning scenery on remove rivers, or try back country fishing via 4WD.

• Journey into the national park with

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a private guide and a tailormade

itinerary that can be changed at any time. Decide whether you want to focus on wildlife, nature, walks or

history – get away from the crowds and see the hidden secrets of this unforgettable corner of the world.

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Fiordland Discovery

$

1,598

Spend a night on the waters of Milford Sound aboard

Guests can enjoy kayaking or taking a trip on the Zodiac

the stunning Fiordland Jewel with Fiordland Discovery;

tender boat (weather permitting) for a more personal

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enjoy the majesty of the ‘eighth wonder of the world’

experience of the landscape. Following the evening meal, the top-deck hot tub is the perfect place to relax

• Two cruises of Milford Sound

with a total immersion experience. This purpose-built, three-deck catamaran features

and take in the beauty of this spectacular area.

all the luxury of a 5-star accommodation, including climate-controlled cabins with en suite bathrooms, and an on-board chef preparing gourmet cuisine daily. You will take two cruises of the sounds to discover waterfalls cascading from rocky cliffs, lush temperate rainforest, marine and bird life, and of course the unmistakable Mitre Peak.

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• 3-course meal, full cooked & continental breakfast prepared by our onboard chef • Kayaking & Zodiac tender boat explorations (weather permitting) • View underwater film footage captured by our Remote Operating Vehicle (ROV) • Use of top-deck hot tub following dinner

CHILDREN: Children are permitted aboard the Jewel and must always be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • In addition to experiencing the abovewater wonders of Milford Sound,

guests can now view life beneath the

Auckland

sea in real time from the comfort of

the boat lounge. Fiordland Discovery’s ROV (remote operated vehicle) is an unoccupied underwater robot that

relays footage from the depths of the sounds. Fiordland’s marine reserves

Wellington

have an impressive variety of habitats and species, from sponges and

Christchurch

lampshells (brachiopods) to starfish and lobsters, along with a myriad of fish species. The most exceptional

Queenstown

of these wonders are some of the

world’s largest populations of black

coral trees. Usually only discovered in deep oceans, this black coral can be more than 300 years old.

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Eichardt’s Private Hotel

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$

1,350

Eichardt’s Private Hotel is a Queenstown icon,

lake and snow-capped mountain views. Exquisitely

accommodating discerning travellers from around the

designed, the interior is beautifully appointed with

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sumptuous leather sofas and fully automated lighting,

• Homemade biscuits on arrival

globe. Built in 1859, the main building is a significant local landmark and listed as a Category 2 historic place. The premium lakefront position affords expansive views across Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountain ranges. The Suites are Eichardt’s premier luxury accommodation offering; these opulent rooms invite guests to soak up a sense of quiet before exploring one of the world’s truly remarkable locations. The Apartments offer flexible and luxurious accommodation, with interiors carefully created by world-renowned New Zealand designer Virginia Fisher.

heating and entertainment systems. With spacious living areas, indoor and outdoor kitchens, two large bedrooms, marble bathrooms, sauna, spa, and Queenstown’s largest private terrace, The Penthouse is the ultimate in luxury.

A N Z C R O E XC L U S I V E O F F E R : Book a minimum of 3 nights and get a complimentary TSS Earnslaw Cruise & Walter Peak Farm Tour with BBQ lunch. Valid for stays from 01 May 19 – 30 Sep 19.

per room per night

• Pre dinner cocktails • Full breakfast in Eichardt’s Bar or The Grille • Signature nightly turndown • Complimentary wireless broadband • Valet parking

CHILDREN: Children are welcome.

The Penthouse takes pride of place at the top of the brand new Eichardt’s building and enjoys uninterrupted

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Eichardt’s Bar has been a local favourite since 1867. Comfortable sofas, the cosy fireplace and gracious service provide a welcoming and stylish environment; the genuine atmosphere and ambiance are unlike anywhere else in the world. Sample mouth-watering creations and timeless cocktails. Eichardt’s Bar is the only establishment in Queenstown serving Champagne Bollinger by the glass. • The Grille is Queenstown’s finest dining destination. The sophisticated interior, reminiscent of New York City bistros and genial French brasseries, is approachable enough to be comfortable yet stylish enough to stand out from the crowd. The menu offers a fresh take on cuisine and showcases the unique tastes of the region – home-grown, free-range, and locally sourced produce is at the forefront of this authentic dining experience.

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• Experience the breathtaking wilderness of the Southern Alps by private helicopter charter – fish for crayfish on the West Coast, dine in the remote reaches of a picturesque glacial valley, or hunt for red stag with a team of handpicked local guides.

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Azur

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

Located on a hilltop with breathtaking, unobstructed views of the mountains and Lake Wakatipu, this contemporary lodge offers the best of both worlds – a feeling of remote privacy only five minutes from vibrant downtown Queenstown. The nine private villas have been designed maximise the incredible vistas; floor-to-ceiling windows frame the landscape as you relax in chic luxury. The open-plan living incorporates a lounge, dining area, private sun deck, and either a king or twin beds with luxury linens

A N Z C R O E XC L U S I V E O F F E R : Book a minimum of 3 nights and get a bottle of local red wine on arrival , early/late check in/out and NZ$100 resort credit. Valid for stays from 01 May 19 – 31 Oct 19.

1,294

per room per night

R AT E S I N C L U D E : • Return private airport transfers • Transfers to & from downtown Queenstown • Full al a Carte Breakfast • Homemade afternoon tea • Pre-dinner drinks and canapés • In villa mini bar & snacks, including soft drinks & water • Complementary high-speed Wi-Fi

for an exceptional sleep. Soak up the views from the

CHILDREN:

bathtub, which has been set into a bay window to

Children of all ages are welcome.

give a feeling of being outdoors. A gas fireplace and underfloor heating ensure complete comfort at any time of the year.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Breakfast, afternoon tea and evening

canapés are freshly made daily in the open kitchen, using locally sourced

Auckland

ingredients.

• Spend a relaxing evening in the

privacy of your villa, enjoying the

sunset views and fine dining. Choose from a range of menus by local

Wellington

restaurants and your meal will arrive elegantly plated and presented by

Christchurch

candlelight.

• In-villa massage and mini spa

treatments are available on request.

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Blanket Bay

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

1,323

Celebrate the art of pure relaxation in a spectacular

Dining at Blanket Bay is a special occasion every night.

corner of Aotearoa, nestled beneath the rugged peaks

Dinner is served on individual tables in the elegant

R AT E S I N C L U D E :

of the Southern Alps on the shores of Lake Wakatipu.

dining room with its beamed ceiling and stone fireplace.

Blanket Bay is the finest of luxury lodges, where you will

Reserve the wine cave for an intimate dining experience

• Pre-dinner drinks

discover a world of serenity and endless ways to restore your physical and spiritual wellbeing. Accommodation is provided in five intimate Lodge Rooms, three generous Lodge Suites, and four Chalet Suites, all filled with sumptuous furnishings and elegant rugs. The lodge’s integration and interaction with the

or, during warmer evenings, dine beneath the clear southern sky on the terrace. Savour the best New Zealand wines including award-winning pinot noirs, chardonnays, sauvignon blancs and rieslings, grown and bottled locally in Central Otago.

per room per night

• A la Carte dinner • Breakfast • Carte blanche use of sports equipment and facilities

CHILDREN: This property is not suitable for children under 10 years.

environment are echoed through the use of natural materials such as schist granite, and timber beams, and each room is placed to take full advantage of the heart-stopping vistas.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • At Blanket Bay you have the rare

opportunity to combine pure comfort with a vast array of activities in the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’.

Choose fly or heli-fishing, art trails and

• The outdoor heated lap pool captures the alpine environment with glorious lake views to the south. Open during the summer months.

vineyards, heli-skiing, horse riding,

international-standard golf courses, scenic flights over World Heritagelisted Fiordland National Park and

Auckland

Milford Sound, and much more.

• For relaxation, reinvigoration or

pampering, the Blanket Bay Spa

provides treatments from a talented

therapist. The spa also features steam

Wellington

rooms and a jacuzzi with breathtaking lake and mountain views.

Christchurch

• The on-site gym offers an inviting and private space, equipped with

Life Fitness cardio equipment, multi

Queenstown

station, and free weights.

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Matakauri Lodge

$

2,151

per room per night

Perfectly positioned on the shores of Lake Wakatipu,

Voted as one of the top five lodges in New Zealand

Matakauri Lodge looks out to a mesmerising panorama

and Australia, Matakauri is the ultimate sanctuary for

R AT E S I N C L U D E :

of ‘the big three’ – The Remarkables, Cecil and Walter

discerning travellers.

• Pre-dinner drinks with canapes

Peaks. With clean lines in glass, stone and timber, the luxury is understated and welcoming; embracing guests and putting the mountainscape front and centre. Four suites are located within the main lodge, with the remaining suites sitting on the lakefront. Styled by acclaimed interior designer Virginia Fisher, the sumptuous décor and awe-inspiring views create a haven of comfort and serenity.

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• Dinner • Full breakfast • Complimentary mini bar including domestic beers (excludes liquor and wine) • Wi-fi • Use of lodge facilities excluding spa treatments

CHILDREN: Children are welcome.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Sourcing the best produce from local

suppliers in the Central Otago region, the Head Chef delivers an exquisite

Auckland

take on modern New Zealand cuisine. Daily changing menus showcase

clean, fresh flavours, complemented by a world-class wine selection.

Guests can choose from a variety of dining spaces including the library,

Wellington

dining room, patio, courtyard and lounge, with private dining on

Christchurch

request.

• Matakauri Spa sits on the edge of a

Queenstown

pine forest with uninterrupted lake and mountain views, and the spa

team is committed to personalising indulgent treatments to meet

individual requirements. For a

complete wellness experience, finish with relaxation time in the adjacent

sauna, hot tub, or heated swimming pool.

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Lime Tree Lodge

$

645

per room per night

Set on a 10-acre estate just outside Wanaka, Lime

Enjoy your host’s hospitality in front of the roaring

Tree Lodge offers luxury boutique accommodation in

fire on a winter’s day or soak up the warm Central

R AT E S I N C L U D E :

a relaxed country setting. The rustic exterior features

Otago sun by the pool during the summer months. The

• Pre-dinner aperitifs and Central Otago wine,

local schist stone, and opens to a modern and stylish interior, where no expense has been spared to create an environment of supreme comfort. All guest rooms and suites feature French doors that open to the expansive landscaped gardens, where

on-site helipad provides direct access to the region’s spectacular ski fields, glaciers and sounds, while a pétanque court, croquet lawn and spa pool provide plenty of opportunity for relaxation.

stunning 360-degree mountain views offer a different

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alpine landscape every way you turn. Over 50 roses

Stay a minimum of 3 nights and get a Stevensons Island 2-hour Cruise & Nature walk complimentary. Valid for stays from 01 May 19 – 30 Sep 19.

surround the verandas, putting on a beautiful display of blooms from spring to autumn.

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• Breakfast – continental and cooked • Three Course Dinner • All day tea and coffee, fresh fruit, chocolates, mineral water • Unlimited wireless internet • Courtesy transfers into Wanaka – Lime Tree Lodge offers the first leg to town and guests pays for the return trip

CHILDREN: Children 15 years and over. One child by prior arrangement in the Black Peak Suite only. For families staying in our Black Peak Suite, we serve breakfast and canapés in the Suite.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Your host’s enthusiastic appreciation for good food and wine is evident as you are treated to delicious home

Auckland

baking, pickles and preserves, served with carefully selected regional

delicacies. Freshly ground plunger or

espresso coffee, Harney and Sons fine teas, fresh fruit and chocolates are

also mainstays of the Lime Tree Lodge

Wellington

experience. A memorable three-

course dinner featuring a seasonal

Christchurch

menu, produce from the lodge’s

gardens and Central Otago wines, is available each evening.

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Minaret Station

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

2,440

per room per night

Remotely positioned in a high alpine meadow

Food is a central element of the Minaret Station

accessible only by helicopter, Minaret Station is one of

experience. The chefs use the freshest local ingredients

R AT E S I N C L U D E :

the most secluded lodges in the world. Guests enjoy

including lamb, beef and venison from the 50,000-

total comfort and privacy surrounded by the unique

acre working farm, paired with an extensive range of

• Full Chef prepared breakfast

vistas that make the lodge an inspiring experience.

fine New Zealand wines to create a memorable dining

• Lunch - lodge or picnic (when enjoying a multi night stay)

experience.

• Pre-dinner drinks and canapés

Each of the four guest chalets, tastefully decorated in luxury high-country style, features a king-sized bed, modern en suite bathroom, and a hot tub on the private deck to relax and unwind beneath the stars.

• Three course gourmet dinner • All beverages, both alcoholic and nonalcoholic (except reserve cellar wine list) • Services of a guide for on-property hiking activities

CHILDREN: Children are welcome.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • A selection of extraordinary travel experiences via helicopter are

available to guests. Explore Dusky

Auckland

Sound, Fiordland, Aoraki Mount Cook and the West Coast; enjoy exclusive access to otherwise inaccessible

hiking and biking locations; fish some of the most spectacular and pristine

backcountry waters imaginable; hunt

Wellington

with an experienced guide; and ski or snowboard untracked powder runs

Christchurch

high in the mountains.

Queenstown

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Mahu Whenua This luxurious high-country homestead sits at the heart

The cuisine at Mahu Whenua is an integral and

of over 55,000 hectares of majestic New Zealand beauty

memorable aspect of the experience. Creative and

– towering mountains, lush valleys, native forest, and

innovative chefs tailor menus to specific guest

pristine rivers. The property consists of four adjoining

requirements and source the freshest local produce to

high-country sheep stations which stretch from Glendhu

prepare inspired meals that delight and nourish.

Bay in Wānaka through to Arrowtown, and hosts some of the most dramatic natural alpine scenery in Aotearoa.

The vision of Mahu Whenua’s owner has been to regenerate the land. In addition to introducing

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

1,850

per room per night

R AT E S I N C L U D E : • All meals prepared by in-house Mahu Whenua chef (breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon teas, refreshments and picnics) • Mahu Whenua staff • Pre-dinner canapés

Offering unique lodge-style accommodation in only four

sustainable farming practices, he has started an

• Cocktails served with pre-dinner canapés (including wine and beer)

guest suites, the homestead boasts breathtaking views

extensive plant regeneration and native bird breeding

of Lake Wānaka. The rustic interior design incorporates

programme which has been an enormous success. To

• WiFi

locally sourced materials with modern features to ensure

ensure these conservation initiatives continue, more

absolute comfort. The sprawling farmhouse kitchen, large

than 90% of the land has been protected by covenants,

open living room with uninterrupted views and library

making it the largest conservation undertaking on

offer spaces to unwind indoors; a hot tub, sheltered

private land in New Zealand’s history. The translation of

swimming pool, and numerous areas to sit and absorb

the Māori name Mahu Whenua means ‘healing the land’.

• Minibar • Use of lodge facilities, swimming pool, spa pool, and media & games room.

CHILDREN: Children are welcome.

the scenery are perfect for outdoor relaxation.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • An area rich in Māori and gold mining history, and high country farming, is now also a sanctuary for native

Auckland

birdlife and forest regeneration.

Guests are encouraged to watch or

engage in conservation practices such as replanting areas with native trees, and learning about the weka and pūkeko breeding programmes.

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• Activities available on-site include

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horse riding, mountain biking, yoga, spa services, cooking classes, and heli-skiing.

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Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

$

Surrounded by lakes, rivers, rainforest and seacoast in

• Dinner

the heart of World Heritage area Te Wāhipounamu, few places on earth can match the breathtaking natural setting of Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki. This is a true paradise for nature lovers, active travellers, and wilderness seekers. Luxury Riverview Rooms provide the highest level of comfort; views across the gentle Moeraki River rapids

to the water’s edge, where it meets the river gliding

gently beneath tall rainforest. Table d’hôte dining offers a daily-changing menu of seafood from the coast,

local meats, and fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables. The wine cellar holds some of Aotearoa’s best wines – Central Otago pinot noir features alongside crisp Marlborough sauvignon blanc and finely-balanced

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

900

per room per night

R AT E S I N C L U D E : • Breakfast • Complimentary daily guided programme • Wifi

CHILDREN: Children are welcome.

Hawke’s Bay Syrah.

are complemented with elegant furnishings and stylish design. The Rainforest Rooms look out upon lush West Coast rainforest and feature high quality furnishings and decor with special touches throughout. The on-site Riverside Restaurant enjoys one of New

A N Z C R O E XC L U S I V E O F F E R : Book a minimum of 2 nights and get a Packed picnic lunch complimentary. Valid for stays in May & September 2019.

Zealand’s finest dining outlooks. Smooth lawn reaches

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Join a team of naturalist guides led by

conservation biologist and Wilderness Lodge founder, Dr Gerry McSweeney.

Auckland

Each day, two complimentary guided

nature activities are offered to guests. Explore a natural paradise almost unchanged from the time of first

human arrival; hike rainforest trails

and spectacular seacoast and enjoy

Wellington

tranquil lake kayaking. Learn New

Zealand’s fascinating history and see

Christchurch

penguins, seals, and other wildlife. Take an after-dinner stroll to learn

about the stars of the southern sky

Queenstown

and see glow-worms light up the rainforest.

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Te Waonui Forest Retreat

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

798

per room per night

A haven on the lush West Coast, a foray into some

Dine among the trees in The Canopy Restaurant,

of Aotearoa’s most pristine wilderness – Te Waonui

savouring the freshest local produce in an indulgent

R AT E S I N C L U D E :

five-course degustation dinner. A private dining

• Breakfast

Forest Retreat is truly a place to relax and refresh. Guests’ wellbeing is at the forefront of the Te Waonui experience, from the healthy, environmentally safe

experience can also be held amidst the lush green of the forest in a purpose-built gazebo.

habitat to the natural, earthy ambiance and attentive service. Every aspect of this 5-star retreat has been crafted to an impeccable standard, including deluxe soundproofing between rooms, double glazing, and innovative, environmentally sustainable architecture.

• Degustation dinner (1st night only)

CHILDREN:

A N Z C R O E XC L U S I V E O F F E R :

Children are welcome.

Stay a minimum of 2 nights and get a Private Pool for 45 minutes and Public Pool entry to Glacier Hot Pools. Valid for stays from 01 Sep 19 – 30 Nov 19.

The luxuriously appointed guest rooms are generously proportioned yet quiet and cosy. Wake to native birdsong and views of majestic mountains rising from the rainforest. Special attention has been given to guest bedding by adding soft woollen underlays and plush down and wool duvets for extra comfort.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Amaia Luxury Spa offers a relaxing

environment and a superior range of

treatments that will leave you feeling

Auckland

relaxed and revitalised. Choose from a variety of massage options, facial

therapies, manicures, pedicures, and much more.

• Unwind in the Frond Lounge Bar,

Wellington

looking out on beautiful native forest. Cosying up near the fireplace is an

Christchurch

excellent way to spend a cold evening. Queenstown

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Rimu Lodge

$

324

per room per night

Step into a land forgotten by time, where pristine

Situated only a 10-minute drive from Hokitika with

natural beauty and absolute silence create an

its award-winning cafes and unique attractions, Rimu

R AT E S I N C L U D E :

atmosphere of utmost serenity. Take in the splendour of

Lodge is the perfect retreat and base from which to

native New Zealand forest, snow-clad mountains, and

explore this incomparable corner of the world.

• Continental Buffet Breakfast

the Hokitika River running through fertile farmland.

• Complimentary Wireless Internet (WiFi) in all rooms

Rimu Lodge is a purpose-built, luxury boutique eco-lodge.

• Complimentary port or scotch available in the Great Room

Architecturally designed, each guest room is casually

• Tea and coffee facilities

elegant, tastefully decorated, and takes advantage of the

• Complimentary on-site parking

stunning river and mountain views. Awake to birdsong, take time out, and go at your own pace.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • The Rimu Heritage Walk starts

only 400m from the lodge. Enjoy

panoramic views of the river and

Auckland

mountains from the lookout, and

a one-hour return walk through a genuine gold rush area to mining tunnels.

• Rimu Lodge has been awarded a

Wellington

Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Silver for excellent sustainability within

Christchurch

the business. They are committed to protecting the unique natural

environment, which is also of great

Queenstown

ecological value, on the edge of one of New Zealand’s largest national parks.

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Australia


Couple arriving by helicopter for a romantic weekend. Credit: Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Vlasoff Cay, Great Barrier Reef. Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

Wild Luxury Australia affords the discerning traveller unique opportunities to experience ancient landscapes and an Indigenous culture unlike anywhere else in the world. The great continent remains largely untamed, with lush northern rainforests, vast red deserts with rugged canyons and mountain ranges, endless pristine coastlines, and native bush teeming with strange and beautiful endemic flora and fauna. Luxury takes many different forms in Australia – treehouses perched riverside in the Daintree Rainforest, safari-style tents and pavilions on the beach, red desert dunes, bushland and ancient coastal floodplains, tropical island retreats on the Great Barrier Reef, Barossa and Hunter Valley wine country escapes, elegant country houses in landscaped gardens, and cutting-edge design and art hotels. All are devoted to the highest standards of comfort and quality, whilst connecting guests with a genuine sense of place and offering world-class signature experiences. Let Australia’s wild luxury capture your imagination and create lifelong memories.

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Lizard Island As the only resort located on a 1,013-hectare national

much of which arrives on daily flights. Simple and

park and literally on the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island

relaxed, enjoy 180-degree ocean views while you dine

is a truly secluded and private luxury lodge. With 24

from the daily-changing menu.

private beaches and only 40 guest suites and villas, guests will enjoy a personal, unparalleled experience of one of the world’s greatest natural wonders.

Located in the main lodge, Driftwood Bar serves predinner drinks from a menu that is rich in local and international wines and specialty cocktails. Enjoy some

All guest accommodation features a serene setting,

social connection at the long bar, a private seat in the

from Beachfront Suites set in a sweeping arc along

lounge, or take a short walk onto the lawns to watch

Anchor Bay to Gardenview Rooms and Suites

the sun set.

surrounded by tropical garden. Elegant yet understated, the focus is on natural materials and a soothing colour scheme that invites relaxation.

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

2,295

per room per night

R AT E S I N C L U D E : • Gourmet meals and deluxe picnic hampers for private beach outings • Non-alcoholic beverages, a fine selection of wine, beer, basic spirits and champagne • In-room mini bar • The use of motorised dinghies, stand-up paddle boards, clearview kayaks and snorkel equipment.

CHILDREN: Children 10 years and over are welcome.

Salt Water Restaurant offers stunning cuisine inspired by the freshest local produce from the waters around the island and from the hinterland of the mainland,

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Charter the ‘Fascination III’, the

resort’s 51ft cruiser, for a private

excursion that will elevate your stay to a sublime new level.

• Get up close to the marine and plant

life of the reef in a glass-bottomed sea

kayak, or explore secluded and tranquil beaches in a motorised dinghy.

• Experience Lizard Island on the reef

or land with guided and self-guided activities that include snorkelling,

diving, paddle boarding, hiking, tennis under night lights, and morning yoga on the beach.

• Rebalance, relax, and rejuvenate

at Essentia Day Spa, with indulgent personalised treatments. Using

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iKOU skincare, originating in the

pristine World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains of Australia, guests will be immersed in a skilfully crafted

fusion of Australian fruit and flower

extracts, ancient traditions, and global spa culture.

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qualia

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

A world-class luxury resort in the Whitsundays, Qualia

At the Long Pavilion, the stars of the casual, modern

is a private realm of sensory perfection situated on the

Australian menu are the vibrant ocean flavours of the

northernmost tip of Hamilton Island, surrounded by the

South Pacific region innovatively paired with organic

splendour of the Great Barrier Reef. Here, in the sun-

local produce. Pebble Beach is Qualia’s beachside

drenched location, every detail has been meticulously

contemporary dining restaurant. Sunshine glints off the

considered to provide an unparalleled experience.

water and the lapping waves set the mood for informal

Distinctively Australian and international in understated style and luxury, the elegant private pavilions promise total privacy, facing the water and surrounded by lush tropical bushland with sweeping views from every room. The harmonious design is the work of Australian architect Chris Beckingham; natural tones of timber, stone and glass reflect the serenity of the locale, stimulate the senses, and draw the outside in.

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lunchtime dining at its best. In the evening, Pebble Beach is transformed into Qualia’s signature dining experience. Contemporary Australian cuisine features seasonable, sustainable and ethical produce sourced from around the country; expect an Asian influence with European technique and aesthetic. The fine dining is complemented by premium Australian and important wines from the restaurant’s sommelier-compiled wine list.

1,530

per room per night

R AT E S I N C L U D E : • A la carte breakfast at the Long Pavilion restaurant • VIP Return Hamilton Island Airport/Marina to qualia transfers • Non-alcoholic beverages at qualia (bottled beverages, water, tea and coffee) • Use of a golf buggy for the duration of stay • VIP chauffeur service around Hamilton Island • Use of non-motorised watercraft • Complimentary WiFi.

CHILDREN: qualia does not cater for children aged 15 years and under

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Spa Qualia is placed at the heart

of the resort, perfectly situated to

catch the soft sea breezes, making it the ideal place to unwind. The

contemporary yet indigenous holistic therapies are thoughtfully designed to balance the synergy between

mind and body and utilise Australian

ranges Sodashi and LaGaia Unedited, which embody the ethos with luxe, natural, and effective ingredients. • Spend the day aboard a luxury

charter cruiser and explore the

of Australian and international wines, including vintage French champagne,

Clare Valley riesling, chardonnay from

the Margaret River region, Mornington Peninsula pinot noir, Coonawarra

cabernet sauvignon, and Barossa Valley shiraz.

• Join one of the regular afternoon

masterclasses and learn the intricacies of pairing fine wine with cheese, or

some of Japan’s best sake with freshly made sashimi.

Whitsunday Islands at your own pace. • Take a helicopter ride from Qualia’s helipad to Hamilton Island Golf

Club on nearby Dent Island, the

only champion island golf course in

Australia and one of the world’s most spectacular settings. Clubs and cart await your arrival.

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• The climate-controlled wine cellar

is stocked with a superb collection

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Spicers Peak Lodge

$

1,092

Positioned over 1,100m above sea level, and set on

With such a uniquely Australian setting, it’s only fitting

8,000 acres against a backdrop of World Heritage-listed

that The Peak restaurant offers an exceptional dining

R AT E S I N C L U D E :

national park, exclusive Spicers Peak Lodge provides the

experience. With a menu that changes daily, using

ultimate location for a luxury getaway.

the best of Australian produce sourced as locally as

• All gourmet meals

possible, this is truly the pinnacle of fine dining.

Escape from the everyday with a choice of accommodation in the main lodge or a private standalone lodge perched on an escarpment. Bask

A N Z C R O E XC L U S I V E O F F E R :

in the luxurious comfort of the guest quarters with

Book a minimum of 4 nights and get a 5th night free of charge. Valid for stays from 07 October 19 to 14 December inclusive. This special is subject to availability at time of reservation.

supremely comfortable king size beds, marble bathrooms, and magnificent mountain vistas. The isolated location guarantees a sense of escape.

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per room per night

• Complimentary inclusive of selected Australian wines and beers • Orpheus experience daily – snorkelling, fishing, island cruise • Unlimited use of motorised dinghies, paddle boards, kayaks, catamarans, snorkelling equipment and light fishing gear.

CHILDREN: Children are welcome.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • The inviting 25m x 13m infinity pool mirrors the Coral Sea, and is the

perfect location to relax, cocktail in hand, while enjoying a magnificent sunset.

• The day spa was named in

consultation with Aboriginal elders of the region – Gwandalan means

‘rest and peace’ in the Indigenous

language. Treatments aim to restore

are offered unlimited use of motorised dinghies, paddleboards, kayaks, catamarans, and fishing and snorkelling gear.

• Enjoy a personalised experience of

the reef on-board a private charter,

or take a helicopter tour to one of the

neighbouring sand cays with a gourmet picnic hamper.

balance and wellness, and are

designed to reflect the tranquillity

and uninterrupted beauty of Orpheus and the endless surrounding seas.

Decadent therapies utilise the Li’tya

product range, a unique collection of

products formulated using sustainably wild-harvested, pure Australian

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botanicals and organic ingredients. • With its unique location there are

boundless opportunities to explore

the island and surrounds, and many once-in-a-lifetime moments. Guests

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Silky Oaks Lodge

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

721

per room per night

Nestled in Kuku Yalangi country in Tropical North

The a la carte menus showcase vibrant local produce

Queensland, this eco lodge sits high above the

sourced fresh from the region’s farmers and fishermen

R AT E S I N C L U D E :

crystal-clear waters of the Mossman River surrounded

to create outstanding, modern Australian cuisine.

by lush Daintree Rainforest. Genuine hospitality and

Service is relaxed and friendly, with a knowledgeable

• Full Gourmet Breakfast

personalised service are the hallmarks of Silky Oaks,

team ensuring each meal is a memorable dining

making it the perfect base for exploring the World

experience.

Heritage-listed rainforest and Great Barrier Reef. Elegant treehouse-style accommodation and suites are perfectly designed to offer complete privacy in a tranquil space. Natural materials blend harmoniously with the environment and afford an effortless indoor/ outdoor transition. Sitting high in the rainforest canopy and naturally air

A N Z C R O E XC L U S I V E O F F E R : Book a minimum of 3 nights and get a three-course dinner included for one night of your stay. Valid for stays from 01 May 19 – 31 October 19 and is subject to availability at time of reservation.

• Complimentary use of river canoes, bikes, tennis court, fitness centre, walking trails, in house yoga, guided rainforest walk • Afternoon Refreshments between 3pm and 5pm • One complimentary return scheduled shuttle to Port Douglas per day • Complimentary Wifi in Rooms and Main Lodge

CHILDREN: Children 12 years and over are welcome.

conditioned by cool breezes from the river below, the Treehouse Restaurant is a true tropical paradise.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Start your day with an authentic,

spiritual yoga session in a natural rainforest setting.

• Explore the Daintree National Park rainforest at dusk with a guide, or

embark on a self-guided walk and

visit one of the beautiful picnic spots along the Mossman River.

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• Healing Waters Spa is inspired by ancient wisdoms that celebrated water in the Mossman River as a renewing and life-giving force.

The treatments have evolved from nature to nurture the mind, body,

and spirit. A variety of treatments

are available using luxury Australian products from Sodashi, a premium

face and body care range focusing on ‘wholeness, purity, and radiance’ to relax and restore.

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Thala Beach Nature Reserve

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$

725

per room per night

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Sitting spectacularly atop a private headland with

Perched in the treetops, Osprey’s Restaurant is a unique

• Breakfast

breathtaking views of untouched coastline, Thala Beach

dining experience, with tropical open architecture and

• Two course dinner

Lodge is a luxury eco and wildlife retreat on 145 acres

endless views over the Coral Sea and rainforest-clad

located adjacent to secluded Oak Beach. The lodge proudly

mountains. Dine on modern Australian cuisine with

holds the highest accreditation of eco-certification through

an a la carte menu that changes seasonally. Emphasis

• Daily scheduled guided tours with onsite rangers including: Nature walks, Bird watching & Coconut Odyssey tour

sustainable practices and environmental sensitivity.

is placed on ethically sourced ingredients from local

Boutique timber bungalows are built high on stilts

markets and suppliers.

within the forest canopy, providing a private and unobtrusive approach to nature. Some feature stunning ocean vistas and others are immersed in the lush forest; all are havens of comfort and tranquillity, with natural furnishings and soothing neutral tones for

A N Z C R O E XC L U S I V E O F F E R : Stay 4 nights and get the 5th night free. Valid for stays from 01 Apr 19 – 1 Mar 20 and is subject to availability at time of reservation.

• Stargazing at Thala’s specially-designed outdoor observatory • Weekly evening cultural presentation by local indigenous elder • 24 hour buggy assistance on request

CHILDREN: Children are welcome.

ultimate relaxation.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Thala’s night sky is free from light

• Start the day early to hear the first

stars. Enjoy an introduction to the

delight in the colour and variety of

pollution and filled with millions of

chorus of Thala’s birds in full song and

beautiful southern constellations

butterflies with an expert-led Bird and

from an experienced and passionate guide, and view fascinating stars

and planets at the unique outdoor

Butterfly Walk. •

observatory.

• Elders from the local Indigenous

community, the Kuku Yalangi people, come and share stories passed on

from previous generations, including the history of their ancient cultural traditions. Learn the value of bush

tucker food, the knowledge of which

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has been nurtured since the age of

the hunter-gatherer, and listen as the haunting rhythms of the digeridoo

take you back to the beginnings of the Dreamtime.

• On-site Rejuvenate Spa provides a

range of treatments including massages, facials, body scrubs and wraps.

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Orpheus Island Lodge

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$

1,865

Located in the Great Barrier Reef, Orpheus Island

sourced from the island’s own vegetable garden and

Lodge stretches across 11km of immaculate turquoise

surrounding regions. Seafood delicacies such as fresh

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coastline and accommodates just 28 people; the

prawns, Moreton Bay Bugs, and tropical rock lobsters

ultimate secluded, unspoilt, tropical paradise. The

are sourced directly from local fishermen and suppliers.

• All gourmet meals

island itself comprises more than 1,000 hectares of

Each meal is an event in itself, with gourmet breakfasts,

national park surrounded by pristine fringing reef.

shared tapas-style lunches, and memorable four-course degustation dinners.

With a commitment to sustainability, each of the 14 contemporary guest rooms and suites embrace the natural environment and face the immaculate

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beachfront. The lodge is respectful, protective and

Book a minimum of 4 nights and get a 5th night free of charge. Valid for stays from 07 October 19 to 14 December inclusive. This special is subject to availability at time of reservation.

proud of the reef, and is investing in the preservation of this exquisite organism for future generations.

per room per night

• Complimentary inclusive of selected Australian wines and beers • Orpheus experience daily – snorkelling, fishing, island cruise • Unlimited use of motorised dinghies, paddle boards, kayaks, catamarans, snorkelling equipment and light fishing gear

CHILDREN: Children are welcome.

Orpheus Island is a food-lover’s destination. The team of chefs prepare meals inspired by the natural surroundings, using the freshest seasonal produce

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • The inviting 25m x 13m infinity pool mirrors the Coral Sea, and is the

perfect location to relax, cocktail in hand, while enjoying a magnificent sunset.

• The day spa was named in

consultation with Aboriginal elders of the region – Gwandalan means

‘rest and peace’ in the Indigenous

language. Treatments aim to restore

in-a-lifetime moments. Guests are offered unlimited use of motorised dinghies,

paddleboards, kayaks, catamarans, and fishing and snorkelling gear.

• Enjoy a personalised experience of

the reef on-board a private charter,

or take a helicopter tour to one of the

neighbouring sand cays with a gourmet picnic hamper.

balance and wellness, and are

designed to reflect the tranquillity

and uninterrupted beauty of Orpheus and the endless surrounding seas.

Decadent therapies utilise the Li’tya product range, a unique collection of products formulated using

sustainably wild-harvested, pure

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Australian botanicals and organic ingredients.

• With its unique location there are

boundless opportunities to explore the island and surrounds, and many once-

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Capella Lodge

$

1,967

With breathtaking vistas over the Pacific Ocean and the

The finest produce from the island and New South Wales

world’s southernmost coral reef, Capella Lodge on Lord

is showcased in the fresh and flavoursome daily-changing

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Howe Island rests above the tiny secret beach at Lovers

menu. Expect local kingfish, tuna and squid; Yamba prawns

Bay and at the foot of imposing twin mountain peaks.

and Nambucca oysters; boutique farmed meats and

• Gourmet Breakfast

Stylish and sophisticated, the intimate surrounds of this

free-range chicken; fresh salads and delicately steamed

premium boutique accommodation deliver a unique

vegetables. Premium wines are suggested to perfectly

and exclusive escape.

complement the meal. The light and airy restaurant

Nine contemporary suites complement the island’s pristine natural environment and provide a luxurious,

and bar command spectacular views of the lagoon and mountains, providing a dramatic backdrop for all dining.

serene refuge. The light-filled interiors feature washed wood and luxe organic finishes combined with custom furniture pieces to create a chic beach house ambiance. Basalt stone used in the ensuite bathrooms reflects the mountainous cliffs, and oversized rain showers with island-inspired Capella Spa toiletries invite relaxation and revitalisation.

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• Sunset drinks including canapes • Dinner with inspired daily menu • Open bar with premium wines and spirits from 6pm daily (Capella Selection Cellarmasters list available at an additional cost) • Non-alcoholic beverages • Selected in-suite bar (excludes spirits)

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• Island airport transfers

Book a minimum of 6 nights and get the 7th night free. You will also celebrate in style with French Champagne on arrival and relax with two AU$50 Capella Spa credits° for use towards two treatments of choice. Valid for stays from 01 Apr 19 – 20 December 19 and is subject to availability at time of reservation.

Children 10 years and over are welcome.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Capella Spa offers a signature menu of

rejuvenation and relaxation treatments to indulge the body and soul,

embracing the island’s endemic kentia palms and marine environment.

• Join the glass-bottom boat tour to

view coral holes, where vibrant reef

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fish and delicate coral formations abound.

• On expansive Gowers Terrace take a

dip in the infinity pool, lounge with a

book, or immerse yourself in a sunset. The steep mountains and subtropical forest make a dramatic backdrop,

and green pastures run to the jeweltoned reef.

• Take a journey of discovery with

world-renowned naturalist Ian Hutton. Spend a day walking to the summit of Mount Gower and learning about the

rare birds, plants, geology and marine life of the island.

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Emirates One and Only Wolgan Valley

$

3,322

per room per night

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Located in Australia’s Great Dividing Range between

seasonal and regional produce from local Blue Mountain

• Gourmet breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

National Park, within the World Heritage-listed Greater

boutique farms, private growers, and vintners. Elegantly refined, the Wolgan Dining Room serves exceptional

• Non-alcoholic beverages and a select range of regional wine and beer with meals

six-course dinner menus and à la carte selections that

• Two on-site activities per person per day from the scheduled complimentary list (as defined by the Resort and subject to change without notice)

Wollemi National Park and the Gardens of Stone

Blue Mountains; this ultra-luxury conservation-based resort occupies just one percent of its 7,000-acre conservancy in the beautiful Wolgan Valley.

The 36 Heritage Villas are inspired by the Federation period, constructed from natural wood and stone to

provide private sanctuaries with stunning landscape views. Inside, a unique sense of style and place is

created with warm, earthy tones complemented by wood furniture and every villa has a private pool surrounded by a garden of native plants.

The resort’s culinary philosophy is based on the finest

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change according to the seasons. The casual yet refined Country Kitchen features provedore-style dining, the ideal choice for lunch or an afternoon snack.

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CHILDREN: Children are welcome.

Book a minimum of 3 nights in a Heritage Villa and get 20% off the nightly rate and receive an AU$400 resort credit. Valid for stays from 01 Apr 19 – 31 Mar 20 and is subject to availability at time of reservation (excludes the following blackout dates: 28-29 Sep 19 and 22 Dec 19 to 05 Jan 20)

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • The Valley Bar and Terrace Lounge

offers an expansive veranda to enjoy the warmer months, and an open

fireplace indoors when the weather becomes cooler. Panoramic views

across the valley frame the vibrant

colours of the seasons, at any time of the day or year.

• The result of a creative collaboration with leading gin specialist Mikey

Enright, and Ian Glen from the historic Stone Pine Distillery, 1832 Wolgan

Gin is an artisan blend with a deep

connection to the valley of its origin. This delicious, aromatic spirit is

distilled with purified water from

pristine Carne Creek, which flows through the resort’s surrounding nature reserve, and infused with

hand-picked lemon-scented tea tree, coriander seed, finger lime, juniper berry, angelica root, orris root and

liquorice root for a flavour profile that is instantly evocative of the pristine

• The restorative powers of nature are

harnessed in an exclusive and calming environment – the One and Only Spa. Indulgent therapies utilise Australia’s

own 100% chemical-free skincare range, Sodashi, to ensure every treatment is a journey of holistic wellbeing. Boasting

majestic valley views, the spa features

six private treatment rooms, each with its own luxurious Japanese-style soaking tub.

• A Krug Picnic is the ultimate excursion for champagne-lovers. Be whisked

away by four-wheel-drive to a secluded location to enjoy a complete food

and champagne immersion in nature,

watching kangaroos and other wildlife pass by in the spectacular surrounds

of the Greater Blue Mountains. You will savour a selection of hand-selected gourmet menu items that perfectly

complement the iconic Krug Grande Cuvée 166ème Édition.

bushland wilderness.

• Hands-on Conservation Activities offer guests an opportunity to

contribute to the restoration and protection of the reserve, with

meaningful conservation work that provides an important habitat for

native wildlife and helps protect the health of the beautiful Carne Creek

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and Wolgan River.

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Spicers Sangoma Retreat Cocooned by the serenity of the Blue Mountains and

Fresh and organic seasonal ingredients are transformed

immersed in native bushland, Spicers Sangoma Retreat is

into sublime Australian cuisine with modern flair by

a place to rejuvenate and reconnect. This intimate escape

Head Chef Matt Ostrenski and his accomplished team.

is aptly named after the Zulu word for ‘healer’ and offers

With an ever-evolving menu, each dish showcases some

a peaceful environment to refresh the body and soul.

of the finest produce from the local Hawkesbury region.

A strong emphasis is given to creating a luxurious yet relaxing environment that exists in harmony with nature; privacy and seclusion are paramount. Guest suites reflect the beauty of the Australian landscape with natural materials and colours and offer the perfect

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

1,420

per room per night

R AT E S I N C L U D E : • All meals and beverages during the stay included arrival mini-bar, lunch, degustation dinner menu with paired wines, gourmet a la carte breakfast, selected premium beverages throughout the stay (cellarmaster additional cost)

CHILDREN: Accommodation on offer is not suitable for children under 18 years.

place to unwind in superb comfort.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • A treatment at Spa Anise is the

perfect way to elevate the experience of relaxation at this unique location.

A select range of treatments including aromatherapy massage, hot stone

massage, and performance facials are designed to create a deep sense of

wellbeing. Surrounded by Australian

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bush and flooded with an abundance of natural light, the privately situated spa offers a new level of indulgence.

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Spicers Vineyards Estate

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

502

per room per night

In the Hunter Valley, a region renowned for world-class

Renowned for innovative and delicious cuisine,

wine and food, this 5-star luxury retreat sits in a

Restaurant Botanica overlooks the private vineyard of

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landscape of rolling vineyards and natural bushland.

more than 500 vines. The chefs mix modern Australian

It holds special appeal for those who appreciate

dining with a regionally distinctive style using the

• Gourmet a la carte breakfast

the finer things in life and offers an immersive

freshest Hunter Valley ingredients, offering seasonal

• Wine tasting in the lounge by a local winery and winemaker each night

boutique experience.

dishes effortlessly matched with local wines. A plant-

• Wi-Fi

based menu is offered in addition to the regular menu

• Onsite parking

The 12 luxurious suites have been created to be a personal haven; a space for guests to enjoy the

for both lunchtime and evening dining.

moment. Nestled between the property’s private eight-

CHILDREN: Children above 12 years are welcome.

acre vineyard and bushland, they feature bluestone fireplaces, spa bathtubs, and outdoor areas to make the most of the serene natural surroundings.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • The elegant Spa Anise has two rooms with private courtyards and two

therapists on hand to offer indulgent

treatments that relax and re-energise. De-stress with aromatherapy

massage, hot stone massage, facial

therapies, and full body treatments.

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Paperbark Camp

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

580

per room per night

Located near the pristine waters and white sand beaches

shower; handmade soaps and lotions complete the luxe

of Jervis Bay in the Shoalhaven region, Paperbark Camp

camping experience.

R AT E S I N C L U D E :

The Gunyah (‘meeting place’ or ‘place of shelter’ in the

• Dinner

offers luxury tented accommodation in a peaceful bush setting. Shoalhaven is a nature lover’s paradise; three national parks afford many kilometres of walking trails and deserted beaches, and provide sanctuary to a wide variety of wildlife and marine creatures.

Aboriginal language) is the heart of the camp, built high off the ground to sit in the treetops. During the warm months the sliding doors open for outdoor dining, and guests can enjoy the antics of the forest’s resident

Twelve canvas safari-style tents are sited among

possums, sugar gliders, and colourful birdlife. The open

towering eucalypts and paperbarks, elevated from the

fire in winter creates a cosy atmosphere for swapping

ground to ensure privacy and capture the sea breeze.

travelling tales and enjoying a nightcap.

• Breakfast • Use of canoes and bikes • Free WiFi (main Gunyah Building only)

CHILDREN: Paperbark Camp does not cater to children aged 5 years and under.

All tents have wraparound decking with outdoor furniture, plus full insect screening and luxury bed linens for a restful sleep in your bush hideaway. The open-air private en suites are perfect for bird watching and kangaroo spotting while you enjoy a steaming hot

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • This unique retreat follows a

sustainable philosophy and has

Advanced Eco Accreditation. As such, you will not find air conditioning or heating, a television, bar fridge or

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power points in your tent. Here you can truly switch off and enjoy the serenity.

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• Complimentary bikes and canoes are provided for guest use, and are an

eco-friendly way to explore the local area. The bayside town of Huskisson is only a 15-minute bike ride from the camp.

• Massage and beauty treatments are available by appointment.

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Lake House

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

730

per room per night

Lake House sits on six acres of country gardens that

Guest suites and studios have been luxuriously

extend down to the shores of beautiful Lake Daylesford,

decorated and designed with contemporary country

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interiors; soft, textural fabrics ensure exceptional

• Full country style breakfast

providing guests with immediate access to the lake and Wombat State Forest beyond. Exploring the property

comfort, and rooms feature original paintings,

itself is an adventure; the established gardens feature

sculptures, books and collectibles.

significant trees, an abundance of sculptures and

A team passionate about hospitality delivers cutting-

artwork, extensive outdoor terraces overlooking the

edge, seasonal food matched with an internationally

lake, and a large number of native birds including

acclaimed wine list. Much of the produce is sourced

rosella, parrot, kingfisher and kookaburra. The region

locally and arrives at the kitchen fresh each morning;

is known for its health-giving mineral springs, and the

lamb, rare-breed pork, grass-fed beef, freshwater fish,

nearest one bubbles out of the ground right on Lake House’s doorstep.

• Three course a la carte dinner • Complimentary car parking • Wireless internet access

CHILDREN: Children are welcome.

sheep and goat’s milk cheese, heirloom fruit from old orchards and windfalls from local gardens. Menus are usually changed twice each season according to the best available ingredients.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Most weekends throughout the

year, guests have the opportunity

to interact with like-minded foodies and learn from some of Australia’s best chefs, producers, growers,

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and winemakers. Demonstrations

and masterclasses are held in the

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purpose-built Cooking School kitchen. • Salus Spa is set amongst the lush

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country gardens of Lake House,

and the focus is on hydrotherapy, rejuvenating massage, and high-

performance beauty treatments using premium Elemis products.

• The studio of Lake House proprietor

and resident artist Allan Wolf-Tasker is available to tour by appointment.

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R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

738

per room per night

A vineyard acreage frames this unique luxury hotel

Restaurant Rare Hare boasts indoor and outdoor

in the world-renowned wine region of Mornington

dining overlooking the vine-covered hills and across

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Peninsula. Through a collaboration with some of

to the hotel’s striking silhouette, and a handcrafted

Australia’s preeminent creatives and a commitment

wood-fired oven takes pride of place in the dining area,

• Daily a la carte breakfast in Doot Doot Doot

to custom-making, curating and commissioning every

adding to the character of the space. The Executive Chef

detail, the hotel brims with art, high-end design, and

brings a tempting balance of heat, acidity, depth of

stories at every turn.

flavour and texture to each plate.

The 45 design-led guest rooms deliver an atmosphere

The majestic Edwardian McCormick House has been

If staying in the Lair rooms additional inclusions are:

of immersive indulgence. Interiors are lavished with

standing gracefully on the property since 1876 and is

• Daily champagne/canape service

lush textiles and custom comforts, while floor-to-ceiling

now reborn as the hotel’s bar, Flaggerdoot, serving a

• Daily 30-minute massage per person

windows and private terraces connect the rooms’

daring cocktail menu of classics and in-house creations.

contemporary design with the country surroundings.

The space is a fusion of classic features and edgy

• Complimentary use of the hotel car service within 15km radius

Rain showers, double vanities, bespoke bath products,

additions; herringbone floors and open fires meld with

and the option of deep-soak Japanese baths create a

modern art installations and an electric blue pool table

spa-like setting in these private oases.

to create a mood of confident style and warmth.

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• Mini bar (excluding wine) • Wireless internet • On-demand movies and popcorn

• C H I L D R E N : Children are welcome.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • The 11-hectare cool-climate Willow Creek Vineyard that surrounds

the hotel was planted in 1989 and produces pinot noir, chardonnay,

cabernet, pinot gris and sauvignon

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blanc. Under winemaker Geraldine McFaul, the vineyard has grown in reputation as one of the premier producers on the Mornington

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Avalon Retreats Avalon Retreats includes three magnificent, multi

Avalon provides guests with everything they could ever

award-winning accommodation properties in Tasmania.

need or desire in a self-contained property – from

Enjoy luxury boutique accommodation in Hobart and on

wetsuits to backpacks (on the coast), luxury cashmere

Tasmania’s east coast.

throws, unique original artwork and furniture, Italian

• Avalon Coastal Retreat on Tasmania’s east coast; • Rocky Hills Retreat a secluded bushland hideaway, also on the east coast; and,

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antiques, and a fully stocked pantry with locallysourced supplies for a full breakfast . When staying at the Coastal or Rocky Hills Retreat guests are welcomed with a beautiful bottle of sparkling wine on arrival to,

• Avalon City Retreat, an ‘omnipod’ cantilevered off each

perhaps, enjoy in the bespoke Huon-pine bath tubs

end of a 1967 office tower in Hobart’s city centre.

under a starry sky.

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R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

1,093

per room per night

R AT E S I N C L U D E : • Full breakfast provisions that you cook at your leisure, including free range eggs, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, muesli, yogurt, fresh fruit, juice. • Nespresso coffee and a serious tea selection.

CHILDREN: We welcome infants under the age of 12 months, children and adults over the age of 12 only.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Custom-made Avalon toiletries grace the bathrooms, crafted with locally

sourced Tasmanian pepperberry and lemon myrtle essential oils.

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• Fully equipped kitchen with mini

bar including gourmet pre-prepared meals, Tasmanian beer, wine and

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single malt whiskey

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• Luxurious linen, snuggly robes and slippers

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Freycinet Lodge Overlooking the waters of Great Oyster Bay, with The

some of the best seafood in Tasmania. Richardson’s

this luxury lodge in Freycinet National Park is second to

Coles Bay and the casual atmosphere is the perfect

Hazards mountain range as a backdrop, the location of none. Surrounded by stunning natural beauty, you will fall in love with this captivating escape.

The grounded yet elegant accommodation is nestled

in native bushland and joins the main lodge by timber

walkways. Various options offer bush or water views, a

private balcony or full deck, outdoor bathtub or indoor spa bath, and contemporary, light-filled interiors that

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$

502

per room per night

Bistro looks out towards the peaceful seaside town of

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place to enjoy a relaxing meal or snack. The bistro

• Breakfast

offers a menu that includes seafood, a range of burgers, steak, grazing plates, morning and afternoon tea, and a tempting dessert menu. Step into the welcoming

CHILDREN: Children are welcome.

hospitality of Hazards Bar and Lounge to sample the

best of Tasmania’s award-winning cool climate wines, artisan beers, boutique ciders, and cocktails.

afford unparalleled comfort. Enjoy peace and seclusion amidst the flourishing landscape.

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Two restaurants and a lounge bar provide superb food and refreshments. The Bay Restaurant is a destination for elegant dining, with magnificent views and

contemporary Australian cuisine. The inspired seasonal

Book a minimum of 2 nights and get a Self-guided Wine Tasting experience included. Valid for stays from 01 May 19 – 31 October 19 and is subject to availability at time of reservation.

menu showcases the finest regional produce, including

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Enjoy a self-guided Tasmanian

wine, whisky, or gin tasting session

accompanied by professional tasting notes. Choose from four unique

white wines, four whiskies of differing character, or five of the island’s

finest handcrafted gins, made with Tasmanian botanicals.

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• Providore Wineglass celebrates

Tasmania’s top-quality produce. The small store is well stocked with a

carefully selected range of goods

that represent different parts of the state, with a focus on as many local producers as possible. Visitors can

taste and learn about products or find the perfect gift to take home.

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The Louise

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$

Situated in the heart of South Australia’s legendary

a bottle from the restaurant’s cellar. The award-winning

and contemporary design at The Louise. Here, guests can

an inspiring selection of iconic Barossa wines, plus

Barossa wine country, you’ll find understated elegance

relax in spacious comfort and experience pure indulgent luxury, surrounded by picturesque vineyard landscapes.

All suites include a wide array of premium features; king beds with crisp linens, large en suite bathrooms with

spa tubs for two and walk-in rain showers, and private

courtyards or terraces. Complete privacy and breathing space leaves guests refreshed and enlivened.

Appellation at The Louise is recognised as a world-class dining destination. The menu is created with seasonal availability of ingredients at the forefront of decision-

making, utilising produce fresh from the kitchen garden, local growers and farmers to offer food that reflects a

sense of place. The sommelier will be pleased to make

1,218

per room per night

wine list has over 500 listings including, of course,

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Australian and international wines.

• Breakfast with newspaper served to guests in the room

of the best burgers, in the Barossa. This casual and

• AU$400 dining allowance for a party of two in Appellation restaurant. For the Estate Suite, the dining allowance is AU$800 for a party of four

cocktails, local beers, fine wines, and a selection of

• House baked cookies

Bar Louise boasts one of the best views, and some relaxed space is perfect for enjoying a range of delicious bar snacks.

• Fresh fruit and port-style wine in the room on arrival

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CHILDREN:

Book a minimum of 2 nights and get a Welcome to the Family tour which includes a tour of the estate followed by a private, fully tutored tasting. Valid for stays from 01 May 19 – 31 October 19 and is subject to availability at time of reservation.

Children are welcome over the age of 10 years.

wine pairing suggestions, or guests may prefer to select

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Exclusive to guests of The Louise, visit iconic Penfolds Winery for a

‘Make Your Own Blend’ experience. Under the guidance of a wine

educator, bottle and blend your own masterpiece and take it back to the Appellation restaurant, where the

• Take in the vineyard and olive grove views and soak up the sun in the

infinity-edge lap pool. A large black

granite deck provides areas of shade as

well as full sun, and a self-serve bar will keep you cool and hydrated.

culinary team will create a special

course custom paired to your wine. • Although globally known for its

wine, the Barossa is also home to a large conservation park abundant with pristine native flora and

fauna. The Louise has partnered

with a local business to offer gusts

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the opportunity to experience

the sights, sounds and smells of

the real Australian bush. Enjoy a

picnic breakfast in the presence of kangaroos in their natural habitat

– a unique and memorable way to

engage with Australia’s most unique living icons.

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Arkaba Homestead Discover one of the most exclusive stays in Australia, set

Dinner is hosted around an old wool classing table on

on a remote 60,000-acre private wildlife conservancy

the outdoor terrace, with the ever-changing light and

dedicated to the conservation of the country’s unique

sounds of the bush all around. Arkaba has adopted a

wildlife and birds. Only 10 guests at a time share the

‘buy local’ principal, and the head chef uses the best of

luxury Arkaba homestead, an oasis of comfort and style

South Australia’s produce to create a menu of mouth-

amidst the rugged outback landscape.

watering dishes with a few native elements to add

The original layout of the 1850s homestead has been retained and pays homage to its rich pastoral and exploration heritage. The interior design is both rustically chic and utterly exclusive; each of the five

intrigue and interest. A purely South Australian wine cellar has been selected to showcase a cross-section of wine growing regions with the grape varieties for which they are best known.

guest rooms have their own character and open out onto a shaded veranda with views of the surrounding ranges. Deep leather armchairs and a stone fireplace in

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

2,339

per room per night

R AT E S I N C L U D E : • The Wild Bush Luxury experience at Arkaba is a fully hosted experience sharing 60,000 private acres with just ten guests at a time. It includes all meals, beverages and a twice-daily unique guided safari program. Immersive bush walks and safari drives showcase the abundance of wildlife in the outback and Arkaba’s conservation mission to protect it. A team of expert field guides will curate an experience program in keeping with your interests while opening up the ancient layers of Arkaba.

CHILDREN: Arkaba welcomes children 8 years and over.

the library provide a comfortable spot to enjoy a quiet drink and a good book.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • A stay at Arkaba includes

approximately seven hours of daily guided exploration across the vast property. Expert field guides pull

together the incredible geological

history, wildlife and pastoral heritage of the region to deliver an immersive wilderness experience through a

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range of activities. Be delighted by

mobs of kangaroos, emus, and other

wildlife on walking and driving safaris through the ancient landscape, take a fossil hunting adventures and

travel back in time to prehistoric

Australia, and contribute to ongoing conservation activities that help

ensure the future of this extraordinary part of the world.

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Southern Ocean Lodge

$

3,024

Sitting atop a secluded cliff on a rugged stretch of

Dining at Southern Ocean Lodge is a true gastronomic

coast, Southern Ocean Lodge commands panoramic

journey of Kangaroo Island. The rich soils and even rainfall

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of South Australia inspire artisan growers to produce a

• All dining

views of the wild ocean and pristine Kangaroo Island wilderness. Offering a unique and exclusive travel experience, the lodge is designed to be a sanctuary of refined comfort, luxe, and intimate sophistication. Twenty one luxury suites, each with mesmerising ocean views, cantilever along the coast and create the

bounty of premium food and wine; Executive Chef Asher Blackford and his team are passionate about ‘produce to plate’ cuisine and create a daily-changing menu that

• In-suite bar • Signature experiences

been hand selected to comprise the beverage menu.

• Island airport transfers for fellow guests connecting with schedule flights to or from Kangaroo Island Airport

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signature design elements such as sandblasted

Book a minimum of 3 nights and get your 4th night complimentary and a take-home selection of local epicurean treats, a AU$50 Southern Spa credit and a AU$50 Bespoke Experience credit. Valid for stays from 01 May 19 – 30 September19 and is subject to availability at time of reservation.

walls, with bespoke furnishings and artwork commissioned from local artisans which harness the natural theatre of the dramatic landscape.

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• Open bar with premium wines and spirits (Southen Selction Cellarmeasters List available at additional cost

Kangaroo Island and South Australian wines and beers has

setting and modern sophistication. Interiors feature limestone floors and recycled spotted gum feature

per room per night

honours these fine local ingredients. A superb range of

ultimate fusion between a breathtaking wilderness

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • The Southern Spa is a private oasis

of calm and a destination in its own right, fusing the unique landscape and location with acclaimed

wilderness of Flinders Chase National park, and a journey through coastal flora along the limestone clifftops.

Australian-made Li’Tya products. The spa menu offers a selection of traditional and cutting-edge

treatments provided by professional staff. Combined with the crisp

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Antarctic air, highly oxygenised

by the pounding surf, guests will be immersed in a pure, natural environment that is assured to

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rejuvenate and relax.

• An itinerary of guided island

excursions is designed daily, allowing guests to encounter the abundant wildlife in a ‘zoo without fences’

and discover the island’s unique natural attractions, often with

exclusive access. Excursions include an introduction to the sea lions at

Seal Bay, an exploration of the vast

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Longitude 131

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$

3,788

This luxury desert basecamp sits on ancient rust-red

Chef Matthias Beer and his team have a real passion

dunes overlooking Australia’s best-known natural icon,

for translating the desert experience to the plate; flavours

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Uluru. Discover the World Heritage-listed wilderness

and textures of the bush are created using the finest

then relax in exclusive style in the privacy, tranquillity,

produce from around the country combined with desert-

• All dining

and refined comfort of Longitude 131o.

foraged herbs, finger limes, muntrie berries, quandongs

Sixteen tented pavilions have been carefully designed to offer both a luxurious sanctuary and a profound sense of place. Guests will enjoy unparalleled views of Uluru’s lounge with custom furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows invites guests to observe the sights of the outback. The private balcony with occasional furniture and outdoor fireplace is a perfect place to relax beneath a blanket of stars.

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per room per night

and Davidson plums. A premium range of Australian

• Open bar with French Champagne, premium wines and spirits (Cellarmesters list available at additional cost)

wines and beers has been hand selected to comprise the

• In-suite bar

beverage menu.

• Signature experiences • Return Ayers Rock Airport transfers

changing lights from inside and out; a comfortable

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CHILDREN:

Book 3 nights or more and enjoy the option to undertake a guided Uluru Base Walk and two AU$50 Spa Kinara credits. Valid for stays from 01 May 19 – 31 Mar 20 and is subject to availability at time of reservation. Blackout period 16 Dec 19 – 11 Jan 20.

Children are welcome 10 years and over.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Spa Kinara offers a cool sanctuary in the rich red desert, sitting low on the sand dunes and inspired by the design of the ‘wiltja’, the traditional shelter of the land’s

Indigenous ancestors. A signature

menu of rejuvenation and relaxation treatments embraces Central

Australia’s resource of native beauty products, including Kakadu palm,

quandong, irmangka-irmangka, desert

magnificent landscape. Explore Kantju Gorge, Walpa Gorge, and peaceful

Mutitjulu Waterhole at the base of aweinspiring Uluru.

• Dine under the night sky on a feast of four delicious courses accompanied by the finest Australian wines. Later,

Longitude’s resident astronomer will

regale the gathering with tales of the southern constellations.

lime, Australian yellow clay, and nutrient-rich desert salts.

• By special arrangement, guests are offered an exclusive opportunity

to visit the remote Ernabella Arts

studio. Meet the artists in this closed

community to gain an insight into the ancient techniques and stories that

form the basis of their artworks. An

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unforgettable one-on-one encounter. • Guided tours afford guests an immersive experience of the

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Cicada Lodge

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

607

Embrace the ancient landscapes and indigenous

Fresh, contemporary cuisine combines traditional

culture of the Jawoyn people within iconic Nitmiluk

Australian herbs and fruits with the freshest local

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National Park, one of Australia’s most spectacular

produce to create exciting flavours. A key element of

destinations. Nestled in native bush, high above

the Cicada dining adventure is the Chef’s Menu, which

• Welcome drink on arrival

the waterways of the Katherine River, Cicada Lodge

features a specialty dish of the chef’s choice based on

is designed for the sophisticated traveller looking

the season and availability of quality local produce. The

for an authentic Indigenous and natural Australian

Chef’s Menu allows guests to experience dishes that are

experience-of-a-lifetime.

truly unique to the region.

sandstone country above the gorge ¬– lush gullies full of flora inhabiting giant cracks in the gorge walls, and broad valleys meandering through high and low country. The rich colours of Indigenous artwork from

• Sunset drinks and canapes • Full Breakfast • In-house movies

CHILDREN: Children are welcome.

Each of the 18 guest rooms is a sanctuary of elegant comfort, and all enjoy views across the distinct

per room per night

A N Z C R O E XC L U S I V E O F F E R : Book a minimum of 3 nights and get a NitNit Dreaming 2 Gorge Tour included. Valid for stays from 01 May 19 – 31 October 19 and is subject to availability at time of reservation.

local artists blend with and complement the rooms’ modern design and fittings.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Embrace a journey of learning and

discovery with an exclusive tour, with eco-accredited Indigenous guides

providing commentary on the region and sharing their knowledge of local

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flora and fauna, ancient stories, and Jawoyn life. Tour by helicopter to

tranquil waterfalls and swimming holes, or to remote rock art sites

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with images painted thousands of

years ago. Cruise or canoe down the

timeless gorge system, or walk paths trod by past generations

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Bamurru Plains

$

2,492

Surrounded by an otherworldly landscape of wild

surrounded by these semi-transparent screens provides

pandanus and twisting trees, Bamurru Plains safari lodge

an immersive experience in which guests can hear,

R AT E S I N C L U D E :

is the perfect spot from which to immerse yourself in the

see, and almost touch the surrounding wildlife and

mystery and magnificence of Australia’s ancient coastal

wilderness, without having to leave the bed!

• Chef prepared meals

floodplains on the edge of Kakadu National Park.

Bamurru’s chefs incorporate native and locally-sourced

per room per night

• Beverages from a select open bar • Daily guided wilderness safaris which may include airboat safaris, quad bike adventures, open-top safari drives, crocodile spotting river cruises and guided wilderness walks.

The main lodge is an oasis of calm, providing

ingredients to provide a unique gourmet experience

exceptional comfort and bringing a touch of luxury

with an authentic yet contemporary Australian feel. From

to this remote and beautiful wilderness. The absence

kangaroo skewers to crispy barramundi with finger lime

of WiFi and mobile reception makes Bamarru a

salsa to quandong ice-cream, from breakfast to dinner,

CHILDREN:

true retreat and allows guests to focus on nature’s

the menu offers the best of the region on a plate.

Bamurru Plains welcomes children 6 years an over.

spectacular stage show. Each of the nine spacious safari bungalows are built on stilts overlooking the floodplains, and the mesh screens that serve as walls on three sides of the bungalow ensure the space is kept fresh and cool. Being

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Over 300 square kilometres of

private concession is waiting to be

discovered. The four distinct habitats are the floodplains and wetlands

full of magpie geese and crocodiles, savannah woodlands inhabited

by brumbies, buffalo, dingoes and

wallabies, beautiful melaleuca forests, and the riverine environment. Explore

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with expert field guides via airboat,

open-top safari drive, walking, quad bikes, and more.

• Enjoy an exclusive picnic lunch in at The Hide in wild bush luxury style. With a gourmet hamper, selection of premium wines, bird book and binoculars, and two way radio to

stay in touch, one of Bamurru’s field guides will drop you at The Hide for lunch and an afternoon siesta with just the sights and sounds of the floodplain to keep you company.

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Cape Lodge

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

787

per room per night

Sitting on 40 acres of manicured parkland and lakes,

Long regarded as one of the great dining rooms in

this elegant country house in the heart of renowned

Western Australia, the menu at Cape Lodge Restaurant

R AT E S I N C L U D E :

Margaret River wine country offers a stylish and

features classically prepared, French-influenced country

sophisticated retreat. The eight-acre vineyard produces

fare that showcases the best of Margaret River’s

• Daily Breakfast

fine sauvignon blanc and shiraz exclusively for guests,

produce. Offerings change daily and the superbly

and neighbours include the great wineries of Vasse

crafted dishes can be matched with premium wines

Felix, Moss Wood, Pierro and Cullen.

from the extensive cellar.

• Three Course Dinner for two • Selected Wines with Dinner • In room refreshments including water, soft-drinks, craft beer and snacks • Afternoon tea served in the Drawing Room • Aperitif Hour with Cape Lodge wines in the restaurant lounge • Wi-Fi in guest rooms and public areas

CHILDREN: Children are welcome however the property and facilities are not ideal for children under 12 year of age.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Cape Lodge’s cooking school offers

culinary enthusiasts the opportunity to learn from professional chefs.

Work with seasonal local produce

and discover kitchen tips and recipes

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from Chef Tony Howell during a

fantastically fun and informative

demonstration, before sitting down to

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a superb three-course lunch. ‘The Art of Spice’ cooking classes with Sarina Kamini are the perfect experience for anyone keen to develop their

understanding of the delicious world of spices and how they can be best used in recipes

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Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

2,098

per room per night

This exclusive beach safari camp is located on a remote

Meals are shared with fellow guests at the lodge

stretch of Western Australia’s Ningaloo Coast, nestled in

or on the deck, and the three-course dinners are

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the dunes of Cape Range National Park. Sal Salis brings

served by candlelight and with lanterns to take in the

a touch of eco-luxe style to the remote and beautiful

breathtaking beauty of the starry night sky. The resident

• All meals

wilderness and operates in tune with the fragile

chef prepares a contemporary menu featuring seasonal

• Alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks from a select open bar

environment, abiding by strict principles of minimal

local produce, with hints of bush food and local fresh

• National Park fees

impact and sustainability.

fish. The beverage list features excellent Western

• Use of kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and all snorkel gear including wet-suits as well as Sal Salis guided wilderness activities: guided walks in the Cape Range Na_onal Park, reef snorkels, kayaking and kayaking snorkels.

Each of the 15 safari tents is designed to blend with the environment for the most natural experience

Australian wines alongside other regional wines, beers, spirits, and a wide selection of soft drinks and juices

possible. Sitting on raised platforms, each tent is a spacious, airy oasis of calm and offers stunning views of the surrounding bush, pristine beach, and Indian Ocean. Handmade jarrah beds are fitted with luxurious cotton linens for an incredible night’s sleep, and the

CHILDREN: Sal Salis welcomes children aged 5 years and over. Younger children can be considered on exclusive use basis.

en suite eco-bathrooms feature native herb soaps and ecologically sound shampoos.

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Right off the shores of the camp,

the UNESCO World Heritage-listed

Ningaloo Reef is home to more than 500 species of colourful fish, 250

coral species, rays and turtles. Here,

guests have the opportunity to swim

alongside majestic whale sharks and

magnificent humpback whales; expert guides will tailor activities to suit the

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weather and tides.

• Explore the rugged landscapes

of Cape Range National Park and

discover some of Australia’s unique

flora and fauna. Guests will spot red

kangaroos, wallaroos, rock wallabies, goannas, echidnas, and more than 100 bird species in every colour of the rainbow.

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El Questro Homestead

R AT E S S TA R T F R O M

$

2,365

Nestled within the vast and ancient landscape of

a private deck with spectacular views. Floor-to-ceiling

Western Australia’s East Kimberley Region, hidden

windows bring nature inside, and some suites feature

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amongst burnt-range cliffs and lush green lawns, El

freestanding outdoor bathtubs for soaking under a

Questro Homestead is a pocket of luxurious exclusivity

blanket of stars.

• All dining

and a destination unlike any other. Here, guests enjoy the freedom to explore the untamed natural beauty of one of Australia’s last true frontiers. Deep gorges and majestic mountains, thermal springs, mud and salt flats, rainforests and cascading waterfalls; everything the Kimberley has to offer is located across the property’s 700,000 acres.

Dining at El Questro Homestead is an extension of the Kimberley experience, with menus inspired by the rich produce of Ord River Valley. Breakfast is enjoyed on the wide, sweeping veranda as the morning sun warms the surrounding ranges with a soft pink glow. Dinner is

per room per night

• A selection of wine, beer and spirits • Mini bar restocked daily • Private Homestead experiences including the Chamberlain Cruise, guided gorge walks and exclusive use of Zebedee Thermal Springs and much more along with the El Questo Visitor Permit.

hosted under the stars, either at the communal table or

CHILDREN:

privately in one of the three locations overlooking the

Children 15 years and under are not catered for.

Perched on a clifftop and cantilevered over the still and

gorge. The modern Australian menu changes daily and

tranquil Chamberlain River, the nine-suite homestead is

showcases seasonal local produce

surrounded by avenues of frangipani trees. Interiors are chic yet cosy and comfortable, and each guest suite has

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F E AT U R E S & L O C AT I O N • Guests can choose how they wish to explore El Questro – by foot,

four-wheel drive, helicopter, boat, or horseback. A personal tour guide is

always on hand, and staff can tailor personalised itineraries for all time frames and levels of experience.

Activities include nature and wildlife tours, guided walks, a private cruise

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along the Chamberlain River, fresh or saltwater fishing, scenic helicopter flights, and much more.

• Homestead guests are offered

exclusive use of Zebedee Springs every afternoon. A walk through

dense tropical vegetation comes to a series of pristine thermal pools and

small waterfalls – the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.

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B O O K I N G I N F O R M AT I O N & C O N D I T I O N S VALIDITY

This brochure is valid until 30 September 2020 unless otherwise stated. All information and details were correct at the time of printing (May 2019). however Australia New Zealand Central Reservations Office (ANZCRO) reserves the right to amend any details without notice. Ask your Travel Agent to confirm details at the time of booking.

DEPOSITS

$110 per person is required within 10 days of your holiday confirmation. Some tours/special accommodation have their own deposit regulations, which you will be made aware of at the time of booking.

suppliers are withdrawn or changed for any reason.

REFUNDS •• Unused Car / Motorhome hire – NIL •• Unused Accommodation/Service vouchers refunded at the sole discretion of ANZCRO.Product and service providers are unable to authorize any refund on ANZCRO’s behalf. Consumer refunds/claims, must be lodged in writing within 30 days of the client’s stay/service date.

SUPPLY OF PRODUCTS & SERVICES

PAYMENTS

Full payment is due 30 days prior to departure. Bookings made within 30 days of intended travel are to be paid in full immediately upon confirmation.

AMENDMENTS/FEES

Prior to documents being issued the first time amendment is FREE. All additional amendments are liable to a maximum charge of $35 per amendment.

CANCELLATION PENALTIES 10 days within confirmation

$110 per person plus any ground operator charges

30-15 days prior to travel

50% of the holiday costs plus any airline or ground operator charges

14 days or less prior to travel

100% of the holiday costs

PRICING

All prices in this brochure are expressed in New Zealand dollars, include the New Zealand Goods & Services Tax and were correct at the time of printing (May 2019). ANZCRO reserves the right to amend pricing without notice. ANZCRO also reserves the right to amend prices if contracted rates with travel industry suppliers are withdrawn or changed for any reason. Publishing errors can occur in pricing and prices will not be considered valid until invoiced by ANZCRO.

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In the event that you have a problem whilst travelling, please take up the matter immediately with the Supplier. We would not want any unresolved problem to mar your travel experience, and this provides an opportunity to have the matter discussed, investigated and remedied on the spot. If the problem is not rectified to your satisfaction by the supplier please advise ANZCRO or your travel agent as soon as possible so we can work on a resolution on your behalf. Consumer refunds / claims must be lodged in writing within 30 days of travel.

BAGGAGE

All baggage and personal effects are, at all times, at your own risk.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

ANZCRO strongly recommends that you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Your Travel Agent will be able to advise and assist you with this. Cancellation fees charged by ANZCRO will not be waived under any circumstances, where travel insurance may have covered you.

LIABILITIES

1. The Trade Practices Act implies a warranty that the services rendered by Australia New Zealand Central Reservations Office will be rendered with due care and skill and nothing contained in these conditions is to be construed as in any way excluding, restricting or limiting that warranty or any other rights implied by law which may not be excluded, restricted or modified. 2 ANZCRO and its associated companies and their employees are not liable for: (a) Any event beyond their control, including (but not limited to) war, disturbance, fire, flood, unusually severe weather, act of God, act of government or other authorities, accident or failure of machinery or equipment, or industrial action (whether or not including ANZCRO employees): nor (b) Any act or omission whatsoever (whether within or outside their control) in relation to any booking, contract, travel, accommodation, excursion or other holiday services (including the carriage of baggage) which results in any direct, indirect or consequential loss, damage, death, injury, delay, liability, additional expenses or inconvenience. (c) With the exception of (d) ANZCRO does not own or operate any tour product or service listed in this brochure. ANZCRO is a tour wholesaler who arranges the provision of the products & services listed. ANZCRO does not take responsibility for the omission or failure of individual properties, plant or services detailed in this brochure.


Premium experiences at majestic landscapes New Zealand is a country of majestic landscapes and breathtaking natural beauty; Te Ika-a-MÄ ui (the North Island) is characterised by magnificent coastlines, lush farmland, geothermal wonders, and rich MÄ ori culture. Dramatic scenery abounds in Te Waipounamu (the South Island), where snow-capped mountains tower over pristine lakes and fiords, and vast expanses of untouched ancient forest thrive. Australia affords the discerning traveller unique opportunities to experience ancient landscapes and an Indigenous culture unlike anywhere else in the world. This great continent remains largely untamed, with lush northern rainforests, vast red deserts with rugged canyons and mountain ranges, endless pristine coastlines, and native bush teeming with strange and beautiful endemic flora and fauna. This brochure showcases luxury accommodation with outstanding locations throughout New Zealand and Australia while offering premium, personalised experiences. Expect unparalleled comfort, exceptional hospitality, and activities tailored to meet individual needs. From stately historic homes to contemporary architectural masterpieces, these properties can be found perched on clifftops above the ocean, immersed in native forest, positioned elegantly on country estates, on the banks of mighty rivers, and on world-class golf courses.

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ANZCRO NZ LTD, P.O. Box 1073, Queenstown NZ 9348 | Tel: (03) 441 0032 | email: anzcro@anzcro.co.nz

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