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.

Located a quick ten minute drive from Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club and the stunning Kapiti Coast is the Greenmantle Estate, the only luxury lodge on the west coast of the lower North Island. In addition to its beautiful and large stately main house, the estate also features six additional suites which offer exceptional comfort and relaxation for guests.

Greenmantle was renovated in 2000 by architectural firm Don Nelson & Associates. As a result of their work they won the prestigious ADNZ Design Award (2003) for Residential Alterations and Additions. Guests will enjoy a more modern and clean layout, with increased open transparency and sweeping views to the outside.

Landscape architecture within New Zealand has recently experienced a renaissance of sorts. The drive to recognize the beauty of Pre-European plantings and the importance of native species has taken ahold throughout the country. Greenmantle is perhaps unique in that its grounds, at almost 5 acres of land, include not only native ferns and other New Zealand flora, but a forest of the extremely slow-growing Nikau palm. The Nikau is a rarity and the only endemic palm to mainland New Zealand.

In 2002 Tiger Woods played in the New Zealand Open and stayed at Greenmantle Estate Lodge.

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Customer reviews

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

We had a spectacular time on our trip after leaving Port Douglas and all the arrangements that you made for us came off without a hitch. All flights and transportation that you arranged were on time and we were well taken care of at all the places we went to.

The Boatshed was incredible. We met Johnathan and had a small dinner with him on our second night. We were the only guests at the hotel and he and his staff just made us feel right at home. Jack and Jen, Johnathan’s staff, took us out to a couple of wineries and we had lunch together. When we got back Johnathan treated us to dinner prepared by his own self. Fantastic.

Next up was Napier/Hastings and the Craggy Range cottage. Excellent choice for us. We were close enough to Havelock North to be able to easily drive into the town and wander around. We went and played Cape Kidnapers as well. The course was wet so no carts were allowed out. Craggy Range winery was great to us and we had dinner at Terroire. Great staff and good eats to be sure. On to Queenstown.

What a wonderfully European feel Queenstown had. Small intimate streets and people all over the place. The Spire was perfect for us. Florence greeted us and was superlative in her suggestions and ideas for us to do. We did take a plane ride out to Milford Sound and the cruise. We went wine tasting and went to Amisfield for lunch where there was a spectacular sunset. It was so good that the staff came outside to take pictures. Simply wonderful. We took the gondola ride up the hill and enjoyed a glass of champagne while we took in the view. That was our last day and really enjoyable. We left the next day and flew back home.

Again, all the arrangements you made of us came off without a hitch. I even drove on the left side of the road without incident. It’s not so bad once you figure out the roundabouts. Thanks to you and your team for setting this up. Will highly recommend this service to our friends should they need to journey down under.

—​Bob E & Sharyn B, San Francisco