Holly Homestead – Franz Josef Glacier, South Westland


The rimu timbers of this colonial homestead seem to whisper history. Built in 1926 for the Paganini family you can sense that the people who lived here lived well.

Your NZ born hosts Bernadine and Gerard have tenderly refurbished and extended the original farmhouse, staying true to the Arts & Crafts architecture while creating a boutique B&B.

Start your day early with a panoramic view of the Franz Josef neve from the breakfast table. Go exploring at your own pace and come home to a glacial sunset. Enjoy the guest lounge and a glass of port before retiring to your welcoming bed.

1 Deluxe Suite with super king bed
1 Superior rooms with super king/twin bed/s
2 Standard rooms with queen sized bed
All with private ensuite bathroom facilities.

Children 12+ welcome.


Fletcher Lodge – Dunedin, Otago


  • 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.
  • Detailed stained glass windows and richly ornate plaster ceilings abound throughout the property an echo of more refined times Fletcher Lodge is a worthy registered Historic Places Trust building
  • You are welcomed into our guest rooms which are richly furnished with antique French and period furniture and all feature superbly appointed tiled ensuite bathrooms all with underfloor heating.

Sails Ashore – Stewart Island

Sails Ashore “Sails Ashore” perfectly complements the Stewart Island experience. Finished in native Rimu timbers and overlooking Halfmoon Bay, guests enjoy the tranquility and beauty of Rakiura, Land of the Glowing Skies, in comfort and quiet style. And what better way to learn about the Island than over breakfast, chatting to Iris & Peter while enjoying a glorious sunrise and Kaka feeding on our balcony as a distraction. Sails Ashore is packaged with a guided eco-exploration of world renowned Ulva Island open sanctuary and the first night tariff includes this. Our road tours explore the human story of Stewart Island, while visiting beautiful beaches and lookouts. We have lived and worked on the Island for over 38 years as Ranger in Charge, Fishers, District Nurse, Charter Boat owners and professional guides. It is our privilege to share our home and our love of the Island with our guests.


Dock Bay Lodge – Te Anau, Fiordland


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.

Large, superbly appointed suites soundproofed to ensure peace and privacy, have proved very popular for those seeking a touch of class in an ambience of complete serenity. Luxurious beds, wireless broadband, high quality furnishings plus bathrooms to behold complete the opulent experience.

The guest lounge has a large open fire and an entertainment centre and for those who enjoy the spectacular views that only nature can provide, a living and dining area offers extraordinary scenes of the golf course, lake and mountains of the Fiordland National Park.

A secluded reading library, well equipped gym, sauna room and large spa pool ensures all guests have a leisure choice to meet their needs.

Your hosts deliver the very best in warm hospitality, a consummate blend of useful help and advice to access and book the activity you seek yet respecting solitude when sought.

Just five minutes drive from Te Anau and ten minutes walk to Fiordland National Park and the world renowned Kepler track and for recreational fishermen the Waiau River is only a fly cast away from the Lodge.

The word ‘luxury’ is often used with reckless abandon when describing accommodation but not so here – Dock Bay Lodge defines it.


Fyffe Country Lodge – Kaikoura, Canterbury

back-of-fyffesFyffe Country Lodge is a stunning Kaikoura landmark accommodation, a boutique lodge offering both luxury accommodation and a licensed NZ award-winning restaurant. Set in the Elms Estate, the lodge’s construction features hand made mud blocks, imported Canadian cedar and recycled native New Zealand timbers. At this luxury lodge accommodation in Kaikoura, you can expect to find spacious en suite rooms, beautiful linens. The suites at this luxury lodge accommodation in Kaikoura are appropriate for those caught up in the activities of Kaikoura and are looking for a character retreat. Our luxury lodge accommodation in Kaikoura offers: Kingsize Beds with ensuite Continental or full Breakfast Use of all Lodge Facilities Licensed Restaurant & Bar Off road secure parking Courtesy airport/railway transfers Laundry Facilities Security Safe available Internet access – Wireless and broadband Retail- Possum and merino products


Hillington – Havelock North, Hawkes Bay


Hillington was built in the early 1920’s as a two storeyed home.
The house is a large single storeyed structure. There are five double bedrooms and three bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms open to brick terraces with sweeping lawns beyond.There is a lovely outlook from the front terrace. The rear courtyard which includes the barbecue area and outside furniture looks out to the swimming pool.

The property accommodates up to 10 resident guests in great comfort and style. There is the expectation that residents will entertain day visitors in the house which has large dining and living areas or on the verandahs and in the gardens. There is ample outdoor garden furniture and a barbecue area. There is a large fully fenced swimming pool.

Hillington has a wonderful location:

Hawke’s Bay wineries nearby
Close to Havelock North private schools – Woodford House, Iona College and Hereworth School.
Bridge Pa Golf Course – 10 mins
Cape Kidnappers Golf Course – 25 mins
Ocean Beach – 20 mins
Close to Havelock North village with cafes, restaurants and boutique shopping
Easy access to walking tracks like Te Mata Peak and rural reserves


McCormick House – Picton, Marlborough

Mccormick-House - CopyPicton luxurious accommodation

You are invited to join them for a pre-dinner glass of world famous Marlborough wine and aperitifs, by a roaring fire or alfresco on the sunny terrace.

Luxurious Bedrooms……..
The three ensuite bedrooms are incomparably different in style, but all boast sumptuous 100% Egyptian cotton linen throughout. Features include double Jacuzzi, large antique claw foot bath and huge double showers.
Choose from:

  • The Palm Room with double spa bath
  • The Captain’s Room with large claw-foot bath
  • The Boatshed Room with New Zealand Pacific theme

Rimu Lodge – Hokitika, West Coast


Rimu Lodge is a purpose built luxury lodge accommodation situated just a ten minute drive from Hokitika, its award winning cafes, and unique tourism attractions. Taking maximum advantage of the wonderful views, rooms are casually elegant, tastefully decorated. Four rooms, all with ensuites and many complimentary extras.

All rooms have:
wonderful views over the Hokitika River and to the Southern Alps in the distance;
central heating, double glazed windows, ensuite bathrooms with heated towel rails, demisting mirrors and hair dryers;
refrigerators and own tea and coffee making facilities;
fabulous breakfast either on the deck or in the great room;
complimentary wifi connection and guest computer available.
Trout and salmon fishing in some of New Zealand’s best rivers or take short or long walks on the many walks near to the lodge.


Safari Lodge – Invercargill, Southland

safari-lodge-bedroomIndulge yourself in timeless elegance, luxurious comforts and Edwardian charm, in one of Invercargill’s finest stately homes built in 1902 by C.H. Howorth a civil engineer and prominent artist. Safari Lodge is within 300 metres of Invercargill’s botanic garden, Queen’s Park, and the Queens Park Golf Course. It is within 10 minutes walk to Information Centre and 15 minutes walk to city centre. Located at 51 Herbert Street Invercargill, Safari Lodge caters for the discerning traveler and business client who appreciates the privacy of a family home and the luxury facilities of a lodge.


Clearview Lodge – Christchurch, Canterbury


Relax just 10 minutes from airport, 15 minutes to the central city. Share a glass of our Pinot Noir and wander our 10 acres of vineyard, olive grove and peaceful garden. Find us easily off SH1 at the Clearwater Golf Resort entrance.

Clearview Lodge offers: Peaceful, private, convenient location, easy parking; Luxurious facilities – 3 spacious bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms, private balconies, guest lounge (internet, Wifi). Heated Pool and Spa. Cosy fire in winter; Enviro-Gold -Solar water heating, double glazing, recycling, smoke free; Bellbirds, Quail, Pheasant visit our garden; Our Pinot Noir vineyard also produces Rose’ and Port; Pick apples, berries, grapes, nuts, cherries; enjoy in baking or jams and preserves; and Clearwater, a Championship Golf course, lakes, fishing, restaurant, Groynes conservation reserve, Willowbank wildlife reserve and Kiwi-house, all 10 minutes walk.