New Zealand is an adventurer’s paradise. Home to unspoiled landscapes and world-class wine travelers can find a plethora of activities to enjoy in this opulent wonderland. Once believed to be for the explorer only, luxury vacations in New Zealand are fast becoming the newest trend.

Made up of two main islands in the Pacific Ocean this breathtaking, clean country offers the traveler numerous choices for accommodations. SeriouslyTravel has put together a list of 5 Amazing Luxury Hotels in New Zealand.


Azur Resort, Queenstown, New Zealand

This unique lodge offers travelers open aired, freestanding villas located on a 3.5 private hillside. With breathtaking views of lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables, Cecil, and Walter Peaks guests will feel as if they’ve been “lost in luxury”. Each staff member offers unmatched service with exceptional detail to quality and personal attention. Just five minutes from downtown Queenstown, the Azur Luxury Lodge is a perfect destination for any tourist.

Wharekauhau Lodge


While enjoying spectacular vistas, guests can relax in absolute paradise and forget the stresses of the world. Being at one with nature is a guarantee at Wharekauhau Lodge located in Palliser Bay, Wairarapa. Each lavish cottage features deep sofas, feathery pillows, heated marbled floors, and unending activities while being pampered by a skilled staff. The chef at Wharekauhau is expertly trained and eager to awaken the pickiest of eaters with fresh ingredients home grown in New Zealand. And don’t forget to indulge in the world-class wine the staff is happy to help pick out for you.

Eagles Nest

Eagles nest

This magical estate perched on a private peninsula New Zealand’s Bay of Islands, Eagles Nest hotel has five ultra-contemporary, individually designed villas with spectacular views. The boutique sanctuary is supreme in individuality and has incomparable hospitality. With 75-acres of sub-tropical indigenous scrubland and isolated beaches there is more than 144 islands to explore. The private chefs, infinity pools and exquisite service ensures guests can enjoy as much or as little as they like.

Solitaire Lodge

Solitare Lodge

Solitaire Lodge is situated on a remote sheltered peninsular overseeing Lake Tarawera, Rotorua. Solitaire Lodge is also smart choice to just stay put with may day trip options. Some suggested activities include Taupo, Whakatane seafront, Tauranga beaches, Hamilton city shopping, Lake Waikaremoana scenic walks, Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and Mt Ruapehu with the Tongariro Crossing excursion. Each room option offers unmatched luxury with breathtaking views, lavish bedding, some with private balconies, and fresh baked goods daily. The lodge makes an amazing destination wedding and honeymoon spot for those who love the outdoors.

Whare Kea Lodge and Chalet

Whare Lodge

This peaceful retreat is home to an elegantly designed lodge with scenery that is magical. Whare Kea Lodge and Chalet gives the illusion that it is floating on water as it rests among tall stands of trees and scenic farmland. With dazzling views each luxury accommodation is designed with personal care and with the ultimate attention to detail. The chef prepares the freshest cuisine with ingredients acquired from local merchants guaranteeing each meal is a gourmet treat for the taste buds. The lodge is a naturalists haven and was Australian Hotel Management Magazine announced Recently Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet as 2014 New Zealand Lodge of the Year.

New Zealand is a perfect choice for a luxurious destination with a gamut of options for hotels and activities suited for all tastes. SeriouslyTravel highly recommends traveling there for an ultimate vacation that will surpass your highest expectations.

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