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

We could not have been happier with this trip! The Best of New Zealand, you and Frank, did an outstanding job planning our itinerary, and making this the trip of our dreams! All of the accommodations were superb, and the time coordination of flights, driving, etc. was great! It really allowed for a stress-free and fun vacation. We really felt like we experienced New Zealand at it’s very best, and would highly recommend you to all of our friends! We hope to return someday!

Thank you again!

—B St Hillaire, Florida

My wife and I, along with Sandy and George, arrived home about two weeks ago from a trip to New Zealand that you facilitated. The four of us have been traveling together for 47 years after meeting in a small Bed & Breakfast in London in 1971.  We have traveled extensively in Europe, Canada, United States, and South America.

New Zealand was a distant stretch for us, and then we asked Julie for help on the recommendation of friends and she took us to you.  And that was our lucky day!

The five weeks we spent in New Zealand were possibly the most seamless, best organized trip we have ever experienced.  The accommodations were outstanding, everyone of them. The accommodations fit very well with the itinerary that we gave to you. Each and everyone exceeded our expectations from Auckland to Invercargill.  The people we met in the B&Bs were very accommodating and attentive to all of our needs. We did not consider them as hosts but rather New Zealand friends.  The food was excellent.  Tour suggested excursions were always right on target.

I believe the only thing that would have made the trip better was to stay longer.  This was meant to be a onetime experience, but already there has been suggestions of a return.

Thank you for your part of this fantastic adventure!

—Carol and Bob P., PA, USA