Super Luxury

Below are a few examples of super-luxurious accommodations that our clients have frequented. These are amongst the most exclusive destinations in the southern hemisphere, and will provide a standard of hospitality that caters to the most discerning travelers.

By using one of our experts at The Best of New Zealand to plan your trip you are tapping into many years of working relationships and obtaining a well thought-out and comprehensive golf itinerary. Organizing transportation, golf, dining or touring... our team will find the most efficient use of your time and allow you to get more out of your golfing vacation.

Huka Lodge

Long considered one of the top destinations in the world, this iconic luxury lodge located in the heart of the North Island

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

Named to Travel and Leisure's World Best 2017 this 6000 acre working farm near Matauri Bay has sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean

Blanket Bay

Located outside of Queenstown and on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Blanket Bay is consistently voted one of the world’s best Lodges by prestigious media and organizations 

Matakauri

Spectacularly located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge looks out to a mesmerizing panorama of the big three; The Remarkables, Cecil and Walter Peak.

The Lodge at Kinloch

Designed by Andrew Patterson this stunning Lake Taupo location is amongst the newest luxury properties in New Zealand and located next to the famed Nicklaus designed course

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Sitting comfortably on rolling hills 1000 feet above the Pacific, as one of three sister properties owned by Tiger Management founder Julian Robertson, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is as close to iconic Kiwi luxury as can be.

Customer reviews

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

—​Bob E & Sharyn B, San Francisco

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