Winter deals at New Zealand’s top luxury lodges

New Zealand does autumn and winter so well. The Land of the Long Wine List turns scarlet, russet and gold in autumn and then the snow falls, as do the temperatures, rather dramatically. Three of New Zealand’s luxury lodges have a winter special deal for Australians.

The deal is an all-inclusive offer including suite accommodation, choice of a day of unlimited green fees where applicable, or a 50-minute massage per person per night stayed, cocktail hour, a five-course tasting menu and full breakfast.

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, Northland
Set on 6,500 acres near Matauri Bay, Kauri Cliffs enjoys a commanding position with spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean overlooking the championship golf course. The lodge is built in the grand colonial style, with gorgeous living and dining rooms opening on to covered verandahs, 22 outlying guest suites, and a two- bedroom Owner’s Cottage provide the spacious accommodation at this Relais + Chateaux hideaway complete with a fabulous spa beautifully nestled amidst a totara forest, a giant Kauri Tree, and gorgeous Pink Beach.

Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown

Spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu with stunning views of the Remarkables mountain ranges, Matakauri Lodge offers luxury accommodation in just 11 suites, each with private terraces looking out to the dramatic vistas.

Recently named by Tatler Magazine as one of the “World’s 101 Best Hotels”, and also earning a spot in Conde Nast Traveller’s 2011 HOT LIST, Matakauri boasts stylish lodge facilities, superb food and wine, and exemplary service.

Nestled in one of the world’s most serenely beautiful landscape settings yet just minutes from the attractions of Queenstown, it is the perfect alpine lakeside retreat.


The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawke’s Bay
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is one of the world’s extraordinary top luxury destinations, set on a 6,000 acre sheep and cattle farm with breathtaking views over the Pacific in the Hawke’s Bay wine region. With just 24 ultra-comfortable and spacious “cottage” suites and a four-bedroom Owner’s Cottage, and a spectacular Tom Doak designed golf course, all with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, a stay at the Relais + Chateaux Cape Kidnappers is  truly “farm luxe” at its best.


Package available April 1 – 31 August 2011 at Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers, and from May 1– August 31, at Matakauri Lodge

Sunday – Thursday nights NZ$725.00 + 15% GST per person/per night*
Friday – Saturday nights NZ$775.00 + 15% GST per person/per night*
*Rates are quoted for double occupancy. For single occupancy add NZ$200 + 15 per cent GST per night.

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs: Call +64 9 407 0010 or E

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers: Call +64 6 875 1900 or E

Matakauri Lodge: Call +64 3 441 1008 or E

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