Luxury & Boutique

The following are examples of luxury and small boutique lodges located throughout New Zealand in both rural and more urban locations. Offering good service and comfort, these accommodations will often provide a choice between taking meals onsite versus exploring the surrounding area.

Leveraging our team to book accommodations does not cost our clients anymore out of pocket than retail. However, the value we provide is in years of relationships with our partners, understanding the better rooms, and providing a consolidated and comprehensive itinerary which uses your time and capital as efficiently as possible. 

We have years of experience throughout the country and will find the correct accommodations for you - within your budget.

Eichardt's Private Hotel

Eichardt's history dates back to the gold rush of the 1860s, when Queenstown's founder, William Rees, built a woolshed on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Today this property is luxury in the middle of town- with easy access to shopping and restaurants.

The Greenmantle Estate

As the only true luxury lodge on the west coast of the lower North Island, Greenmantle Estate Lodge offers sophistication and convenience to the Kapiti Coast and Paraparaumu Beach.

QT Museum Hotel

This design-driven hotel contains a ever-changing curated collection of "high & low-brow art" and is located horbourside in central Wellington

Customer reviews

Highlights Of The Trip: Getting off the plane in Queenstown – overwhelmed with the beauty. The boat ride in Queenstown to experience the expansiveness.

The drive from Queenstown to Franz Joseph - the mountains and glacier lakes that went on forever. Our lunch spot that day at a campsite on a lake. Abel Tasman: this is where I want to return and spend a week to hike the entire trail. Spent the day biking in Napier to wineries.

—Mary Jean S., Chapel Hill, NC

It was a trip of a lifetime with truly unique beauty not found anywhere else. A New Zealand trip requires a specialist who knows the lay of the land the unique challenges of traveling and sight-seeing there.

The country looks a lot smaller than it really is, and travel times are longer than one can assume.

The route chosen by Cristina helped us maximize our time there. I’m usually a do it yourself traveler, but for this trip I’m sure glad I had Cristina at Best of New Zealand.

—Dawn P., Highland Ranch, CO