Heritage & Character Boutique Accommodation

Luxury Boutique Lodges, Hotels And B&Bs Accommodation New Zealand


The Heritage & Character New Zealand Portfolio is a collection of hosted luxury lodge accommodation, located throughout New Zealand in Historic Homes, Intimate Inns, Quaint Cottages, Boutique Lodges and Small Character Hotels.

  • High quality New Zealand accommodation.

  • Generous hospitality given graciously in luxurious surroundings.

  • Fine food to make your stay an experience that you will treasure.

  • Each Inn is inspected and accredited to ensure guests receive the highest standards of excellence for a truly memorable stay.

  • Special emphasis is placed on the personal interaction between the guest and the host.

  • Heritage & Character New Zealand Portfolio Inns are in the Qualmark ‘Boutique and Lodge’ 5 Star or ‘Bed and Breakfast’ 4+ Star / 5 Star categories. Qualmark® is New Zealand Tourism’s Official Quality Mark.

  • Our boutique and Lodge accommodation includes bed & breakfasts, farm and home stays, guest houses, boutique lodges, inns, country hotels or similar New Zealand lodge accommodation, providing a “home-like” or “character” aspect.

  • You will receive an impressive welcome from all of our boutique New Zealand lodge accommodation providers.

With Heritage & Character members the tariff advertised is the tariff you will pay and normally includes breakfast and GST (tax).

There are no add ons or levies such as resort taxes, booking fees, government taxes etc.

Properties may offer optional extras such as dinners, laundry, tours etc. and some may retain the option of a credit card surcharge These will be clearly stated on each property website as per their Terms & Conditions.

Provincial Areas  

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Southland Otago Canterbury Marborough West Coast Nelson Tasman Bay Wellington, Wairarapa Hawkes Bay East Cape Bay of Plenty Coromandel Whanganui Taranaki Waikato Taupo & Rotorua Auckland Northland


Featured H & C Boutique Accommodation

Quality Accommodation


Below are some of our Featured Quality Inns throughout New Zealand.
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  • Archer House

    Archer House

    Archer House is a luxury bed and breakfast retreat, ideal for short and long stay, perfect for couples to enjoy a luxury escape. Westport is located in the scenic Buller district north of Greymouth on the West Coast. Archer House was built in 1890 as a prominent grocers’ accommodation. West Coast is a lush area rich in history.

  • Villa Walton

    Villa Walton

    Villa Walton is set in the quiet historic village of Walton in Matamata, part of the beautiful Waikato. The villa has been an integral part of the village since 1904 when a family who farmed on the property built it.

  • The Vicarage

    The Vicarage

    Nestled in the heart of Geraldine you will find the new Vicarage Boutique Accommodation which has just been beautifully restored to the highest specification. This historic homestead offers six luxury rooms in the centre of pretty Geraldine, the gateway to Lake Tekapo and the Dark Sky Reserve.

  • Arcadia Lodge

    Arcadia Lodge

    There is nowhere quite like Arcadia Lodge Russell located in the Bay of Islands landmark sitting in a magnificent position looking out over Russell's tranquil Matauwhi Bay.

  • Waipoua Lodge, Northland

    Waipoua Lodge, Northland

    Nestled on a ridge overlooking the vast Waipoua Forest, where iconic kauri trees have been living for over 3,000 years, Waipoua Lodge offers luxury accommodation in an original kauri homestead surrounded by native forest and pasture stretching as far as the eye can see

  • High Leys Lodge, Te Anau, Fiordland

    High Leys Lodge, Te Anau, Fiordland

    High Leys Lodge is located 4 kilometres out of Te Anau along the Milford Road in Patience Bay. Set in 4 acres of established garden with panoramic views of Lake Te Anau and the Fiordland National Park

  • Church Hill Lodge

    Church Hill Lodge

    Church Hill Lodge has three spacious, intimate, stand alone suites with full glass frontages and private decks maximizing views of spectacular Halfmoon Bay where you can relax, unwind and soak up the panoramic views, native bush setting and bird life.

  • Lakestone Lodge

    Lakestone Lodge

    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.

  • The Establishment

    The Establishment

    The Est@blishment is a purpose designed Luxury Accommodation oasis nestled in the centrally located suburb of Fendalton Christchurch.

  • The Resurgence

    The Resurgence

    Abel Tasman
    Wilderness Lodge close to Abel Tasman hikes, kayaking and boat trips plus Nelson's cycling, wine & art trails. Ideal for couples who love nature and good food...

  • Breckenridge Lodge

    Breckenridge Lodge

    Your host, renowned Chef Malcolm Redmond, invites you to truly relax and enjoy private, luxury lodge accommodation, nestled in the picturesque valley of Omarunui in the sunny Hawke’s Bay.

  • Endsleigh Cottages

    Endsleigh Cottages

    The three cottages sit on a hillside property in the country and about a mile from the village. The gardens are extensive. The original garden was laid out when the main house was built in 1914.

  • Holly Homestead

    Holly Homestead

    Franz Josef Glacier
    The rimu timbers of this colonial homestead whisper history. Built in 1926 for the Paganini family Holly Homestead is an excellent example of "Arts & Crafts" architecture mixed with casual country chic.

  • Fletcher Lodge

    Fletcher Lodge

    Just minutes walk from Dunedin city centre and yet set in secluded gardens, this luxury accommodation in a historic New Zealand mansion combines elegance with the finest of modern facilities

  • Sails Ashore

    Sails Ashore

    Stewart Island

    Stewart Island / Rakiura is everything that is excellent about natural New Zealand, and it's on most New Zealanders Bucket List. We can show you why.

  • Dock Bay Lodge

    Dock Bay Lodge

    Te Anau
    Opened in January 2007, Dock Bay Lodge has established a reputation of excellence at the very top end of the accommodation market, impressing guests from all corners of the globe.

  • Fyffe Country Lodge

    Fyffe Country Lodge

    Fyffe Country Lodge is a stunning Kaikoura landmark accommodation, a boutique lodge offering both luxury accommodation and a licensed NZ award-winning restaurant, and is set in the Elms Estate

  • Hillington


    Havelock North
    Built in the early 1920’s as a two storeyed home, iIt stood on 12 acres. In 1946 the owners (the original owners) decided that the house was then too big for them and so they had the upper floor removed.

  • Mccormick House

    Mccormick House

    Kiwi hosts, Jeanne and Carl welcome you to eco friendly, McCormick House, an historic 100 year old, architect designed, fully renovated accommodation. Set in 2000m3 of NZ indigenous forest gardens.

  • Rimu Lodge

    Rimu Lodge

    Rimu Lodge is a purpose built luxury lodge accommodation situated in pristine majestic surrounds and just a ten minute drive from Hokitika with its award winning cafes, and unique tourism attractions