Clearview Lodge Olve Harvest

Clearview Lodge Olive Harvest

Clearview Lodge Olive Harvest ……As well as grapes and assorted fruit trees we also have a grove of Olive Trees, and the culmination of the years season is harvest time around mid Winter


Starlight Highway

Starlight Highway We are very lucky to not only have one of the most amazing natural views during day but also at night. Lakestone Lodge is located on the recently named “Starlight Highway” (formerly known as  State Highway 8 or Tekapo-Twizel Rd) the road has been given this moniker due to its location in the…


Lakestone Lodge, Lake Pukaki

Lakestone Lodge has a wide range of facilities designed to enhance your stay. Set on two acres, the grounds surrounding the Lodge have been planted with native New Zealand trees and shrubs, with pathways throughout for guests to enjoy a quiet stroll either around the grounds or down to the lakefront.


Miller House, Heritage Inns

Miller House – Auckland

Guests staying at Miller House are invited to retreat from their busy lives to relax in the luxury of the Kaipo suite at this elegant, historic farmhouse.


Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island, New Zealand

Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island

Paterson Inlet is like a mini fjord. It penetrates Stewart Island providing water access down to some of the walking tracks that cross the island and a great many hunting blocks between the ocean and the inlet


McHardy Lodge-Napier

A warm welcome awaits you at McHardy Lodge, possibly one of the finest historic residences in Napier and now providing elegant accommodation for discerning travellers.


Walnut Garden of Tane Akaroa

Akaroa Walk

Waitangi Day celebrates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. Onuku Marae in Akaroa was the site of the first signing of the Treaty in the South Island. There is a monument at Stanley Place commemorating the arrival of Captain Stanley who claimed sovereignty for Britain in August 1840. We’d sailed past it, driven with friends to the end of the street in the pouring rain, but had never actually been to the monument.



Wanaka Weddings at Maple Lodge

Wanaka is a fabulous wedding destination at any time of year. Lakes and mountains make for great scenery and fabulous photos to share with friends, family and future generations.


Matua Garden Bees

Matua Gardens Menagerie

What do ten lambs, several hundred bees and eight hens have in common? This is no trick question. This is a story about the birds and bees that live at Matua Gardens Retreat.