Stay in a luxury hotel in New Zealand with Small Luxury Hotels of the World to sip melon-scented Sauvignon Blanc on the Queenstown wine trail, relax amidst untracked wilderness and explore Aotearoa’s ancient Maori culture in style.
Luxury city breaks in New Zealand
Boutiques specialising in Victorian and Edwardian jewellery dot the tree-lined streets of Christchurch, New Zealand’s garden city. Savour wild Rakaia river salmon at a boutique hotel overlooking Hagley Park. Inland at Hammer Springs you can soak in the mineral-rich waters of thermal pools. Watch the sun rise over Queenstown and its surrounding mountains from a hot air balloon followed by a decadent champagne breakfast on solid ground.
Luxury beach holidays in New Zealand
Spend your holiday on a 5,500 acre luxury sheep-farming estate overlooking Palliser Bay, where 12th-century Maori walls skirt the coastline. You can watch the ocean swirling outside from your cosy clay-tiled private cottage. Chartering a private yacht is a great way to spot the playful dolphins and penguins inhabiting the rugged coastline around Christchurch.
Luxury retreats in the New Zealand countryside
Deep tartan carpets add a Scottish feel to your boutique hotel at Canterbury surrounded by the slate-grey and green hillsides of the jagged Southern Alps. Go fly-fishing for trout in the rippling streams nearby or, in winter months, take to the freshly powdered slopes of Porters Ski Field. Head to a Rotorua spa amidst 800 year-old forest to enjoy sublime hot stone therapy using local volcanic rocks
Holiday in New Zealand with Small Luxury Hotels of the World to experience the solitude of a waterfront lodge by Lake Tarawera or stay in an elegant boutique hotel on the shores of Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu, built during the 19th-century gold rush.