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Heli-Fishing in New Zealand

  • Name: Angela Dillon
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The Marlborough Lodge is a charming boutique hotel with just 10 rooms in the middle of New Zealand’s Marlborough wine region. It’s tranquil and secluded, and a lovely spot to use as a base to explore the surroundings — a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc will be waiting upon your return. Soar by helicopter over the Marlborough Sounds before arriving […]

Explore New Zealand with PurePods

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler. If you’ve ever seen the night sky in New Zealand, you know how bewitching the inky canvas of speckled stars and glowing galaxies is, and perhaps have dreamt about sleeping beneath them. Tour company New Zealand In Depth has collaborated with PurePods so you can do just that — […]

Heliskiing, New Zealand

  • Name: Suzy Mercien-Ferol
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Registered as a Unesco World Heritage site, New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park is an incredibly remote (and famously inaccessible) area of sublime natural beauty. See it for yourself from above with a helicopter flight through the lakes and alpine valleys. Discover the fjords of Milford Sound (which you can only get to by helicopter) and forage for lobster that will […]

New Zealand – An Outdoor Adventure Paradise

By Matthew Robertson

New Zealand was to me like an itch I couldn’t scratch, a country that put a tingle down my spine. The stories I heard from friends about the place evoked a wilderness paradise and my imagination would ignite with thoughts of exploring the remote areas of New Zealand. It’s now been 20 years since my first visit to New Zealand […]

Eagle’s Nest, The Bay of Islands, New Zealand  

Rahimoana Situated on top of a peninsula overlooking New Zealand’s beautiful Bay of Islands, Eagles Nest is a private paradise. Rahimoana villa (Rahimoana meaning “sun god over the ocean” in Māori) is perched on a private headland with an 82-ft infinity pool and beneath, your own private beach. Inside, you’ll find four en-suite bedrooms, cinema, Jacuzzi, sauna, gym, high-tech office, […]

Helena Bay lodge, New Zealand

Villa Suite Built on a remote stretch of coast on New Zealand’s North Island, with the Unesco World Heritage Poor Knights Islands just across the water, Helena Bay Lodge provides the ideal base for exploring this country’s dramatic scenery. And it’s not just this secluded setting that the hotel is known for; the lodge is also celebrated for the high […]

Otahuna Lodge, South Island, New Zealand

Rhodes Suite Built in 1895 for green-fingered local politician Sir Heaton Rhodes, Otahuna Lodge is set in 30 acres of gardens. The suite consists of four linked rooms including a magical octagonal turret sitting room. Decor is classic British colonial and dining (included in the rate) is a five-course, wine-paired extravaganza. From $1,600 To book, email Hall Cannon hall@otahuna.co.nz

Eagles Nest, Russell, New Zealand

Rahimoana The pared-back palette of the minimalist interiors, sliding glass walls that appear to float under the copper roof and vast granite balconies all draw the eye naturally outwards, towards New Zealand’s famed Bay of Islands. The 80-ft infinity pool surrounded by lawns and decking is perched above a private beach. Chef, spa therapist, butler and trainer are all on […]

Annandale Coastal Farm Escape, New Zealand

Scrubby Bay This villa, which sleeps 14, is so remote it is reached by helicopter or 4WD. It is set in the grounds of this historic farm hotel on the Banks Peninsula in Christchurch. Guests can enjoy private dinners, arranged by chef Paul Jobin. Price on request +64 (0)3 304 6841 reservations@annandale.com annandale.com

Matakauri Lodge, New Zealand

Owner’s Cottage Perched on a bluff above Lake Wakatipu, Owner’s Cottage has breathtaking lake and mountain views, yet it is only a seven-minute drive from Queenstown. It has an outdoor courtyard area with barbecue, and includes your own chef. From $6,600 +64 3 441 1008 info@matakaurilodge.com www.matakaurilodge.com