Away from the big brand name Luxury Lodges is New Zealand's network of Boutique Hotels and Lodges.  Owned and operated by hosts and hoteliers who are passionate about providing exceptional service for their guests, these boutique properties offer unique experiences throughout the country.

Donkey Bay Inn – Northland

Four exotically styled suites and bedrooms feature views to the bay. Balconies or terraces offer private spaces to relax, four-poster beds to luxuriate and spectacular ensuites.

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Packages can Include: Gourmet continental breakfast, pre-dinner drink, Waitata Estate water & Newport chocolates in room, Voya organic toiletries & bathroom extras, silver service choice of fine teas or coffee and shortbread, complimentary wifi, complimentary transfers by vintage Daimler Jaguar to and from Russell.

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Te Arai Lodge – North Auckland

Te Arai Lodge offers exclusive luxury accommodation in a spectacular setting overlooking organic gardens, native bush, and rolling countryside to the dunes and distance ocean.

Packages can include: Continental and cooked breakfast. Complimentary minibar. 4-course Garden to Table dinner includes pre-dinner drinks, horderves, entree, main dessert, a selection of premium wines and optional cheese course.

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The Manse Lodge Hawkes Bay

Manse Luxury Lodge is set on a hill overlooking the beautiful Heretaunga Plains and focuses on luxury, wine and cuisine (and golf, with host Gary being a professional).

Packages can include: Pre-dinner drinks and canapes, continental / cooked breakfast, 3 course dinner plus amuse bouche, Nespresso coffee / tea making facilities, complimentary wifi, complimentary transport to and from Napier airport, helicopter landing pad.

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Pen-y-bryn Lodge Oamaru

This Victorian heritage lodge offers discerning guests the perfect combination of old-world elegance and modern amenities.

Read more in our Pen-y-bryn Lodge blog article

Indicative double / twin lead-in room rates:

Low season: from $820* per night
High season: from $920* per night

Includes: Pre-dinner drink and canapes, 4 course table d'hote dinner, cooked / continental breakfast, full use of facilities, WIFI.

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Luxury Lodges

New Zealand is home to internationally renowned luxury lodges that offer memorable experiences for a weekend away, or special occasions.

Landmark properties including the likes of Kauri Cliffs, Huka Lodge, Treetops Lodge and more.

Fine Travel can tailor holiday packages to your needs.  If you also need a vehicle, want to include activities such as wine tours and scenic helicopter flights, these can be accommodated.

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Self Drive Itineraries

Self-drive itineraries are the most common way that we explore New Zealand.  Packing up our own car (or hiring one for the trip) and hitting the open road.

Incorporating Boutique Hotels and Lodges into a well designed self-drive itinerary can make all the difference to your experience and memories.  The Owners and Hosts are passionate locals who are always eager to offer authentic local insights.

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