Lodges, Stations and Cottages

New Zealand as a country has so much to offer outside of great golf. Many visitors choose to explore off of the beaten path during their trip. Farm stays, lodges and small cottages dot the country and provide a nice way to both unwind and get a closer look to authentic New Zealand life.

Wilderness Lodging

Quickly remove yourself from the bustle of daily life and explore New Zealand from outside the window of a moving vehicle. Select lodges throughout the country provide not only refuge but opportunities to actively learn more about this wonderful land and its fragile ecosystem.

Working Farms & Stations

Ranging from modest and comfortable to upscale luxury, sheep stations and working farms throughout New Zealand provide an alternative to a branded hotel. Found close to top golf course areas and throughout the countryside these accommodations provide comfort, adventure and an insight into the daily life of your Kiwi hosts. Expect the eggs in the morning to be as fresh as possible.

Cottages

Comfortable and quiet self-serviced lodgings located in both areas with top courses and more rural locations. Cottages are perfect for couples, families and small groups who require perhaps a break from larger fully-serviced hotel accommodations yet still wish a higher level of appointments.

Customer reviews

Frank and the Best of NZ team were exceptional in their planning support and execution of our trip to NZ North Island. We gave them the parameters - dates and golf courses we wanted to play and the pacing we wanted for the trip in terms of days in each region - and they produced an absolutely amazing trip for us. All of the arrangements were flawlessly executed and we sailed through the trip effortlessly. their expert advice - how much driving vs. in country driving would be ideal for us to maximize our experience, the excursion to Cape Reinga which was amazing, having our dinner prepared the first night after a long day getting to Bay of Islands was perfect and the selection of accommodations in Hawke's Bay was brilliant.

We will never forget the spectacular views from Kauri Cliffs golf course, the jet boat rides in Taupo, cycling through the vineyards in Hawke's bay and ending up sipping chardonnay with lunch at Clearview winery, the splendor of playing golf among the birds and grounds at Wairakei, and of course the spellbinding course at Cape Kidnappers.  We could tell Best of NZ have strong relationships in NZ because the people we encountered in NZ as our guides/hosts reflected just that - professional and friendly. NZ was an amazing, epic experience for us and we could not have asked for better support and execution from Best of NZ/Frank and his team. We cant wait to go back, this time to the South Island!!!! 

Thanks again Frank, YOU are the Best and the Best of NZ is truly the BEST!!

—Peter & Karen S., San Diego, CA

We are near the end of our New Zealand trip. It has been terrific and amazing. Each stop was unique. First at Tara Iti... now Cape Kidnappers. It is perfectly designed and managed. Great staff and service.The golf course is beautiful and the Kiwi hunt very special... Thank for your help in all the planning.

—Jay K., Jackson, WY