These hospitality experts recognize that health and well being has different meanings to individual guests.
This could be as diverse as waking up to an outdoors yoga class on the infinity lawns of Mahu Whenua or on the private deck of your penthouse at Eichardts Private Hotel or simply spending time with family & friends.
With the backdrop of crystal clear alpine lakes, mountain peaks and not another soul in sight this followed up by stunning guided hike, biking or horse riding fueled by bespoke cuisine prepared by the lodges executive chefs is the epitome of (luxurious) relaxation!
Alternatively a splash in a waterfall maybe more your thing followed up with a glass of champagne and soak in the exclusive hot tubs built into the decks of each individual mountain chalet at Minaret Station’s Alpine Lodge. Set in a remote helicopter accessible only valley is world class unbeatable for the mind and spirit.
Otahuna Lodge has taken further advantage of their extensive established garden setting with the recent opening of a private health spa in the grounds. With much of their fresh produce also grown on site guests can accompany the Chef on a foraging adventure culminating in delicious, organic cuisine for all meals included with each stay.
For guests seeking a destination that offers dedicated nutrition and wellness programs, The Landing with luxury villas bordering your own salt water swimming pool (the Pacific Ocean!), indoor or outdoor treatment spaces and professional therapists specializes in the retreats & wellness weekends.
For families and couples that have contrasting ideas of what relaxation means to each of them, the Robertson Lodges of Kauri Cliffs, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers and Matakauri Lodge offer a variety of on site activities to meet these individual needs. These include golf, beautifully designed health spas, eco-sanctuary activities with the family, private walks and gourmet picnics.
Recognizing the demand for health and well-being education, Huka Lodge offered a dedicated all-inclusive rejuvenating retreat for guests this year featuring seminars, nutrition, wellness classes, in-house gyms and spa treatments. Keep an eye out for their events calendar and book early for 2018.
Consistently rated among the world’s finest retreats, Huka Lodge also offers the privacy of their Alan Pye Cottage with its own in ground swimming and spa pools, exclusive Chef and dining spaces. The ultimate in rest and relaxing for like-minded groups travelling together.
A relaxation and gourmet package that ticks all the boxes experience Wharekauhau Country Estate on the edges of the dramatic Palliser Bay a short distance from Wellington. From providing extensive activities for the kids to a contemporary on site gym for stressed out corporate’s, Wharekauhau knows how to deliver a truly indulgent experience without ever having to leave the Estate.
Hauora Spa has also recently been renovated in 2018, offering an exquisite signature manuka honey and sea salt body treatment featuring organic skincare products designed exclusively for Wharekauhau by New Zealand-based Millefeuille. Spa manager Amelie Aegerter is an incredibly talented jill of all trades, beginning at Wharekauhau as a cook more than eight years ago and now running the spa operation as a triple threat massage therapist, esthetician and hair stylist
Most guests will find themselves on the road to Rotorua when contemplating an extensive New Zealand itinerary. Treetops Lodge & Estate a short drive from the bubbling mud hot pools and steaming geysers is a sanctuary set in a private native forest. Their beautifully designed but unpretentious health spa is true oasis giving those fortunate enough to enjoy their wide range of professional treatments. A highlight of Treetops is the Executive Chef who indulges guests with his cultural background and shares with them the nutritious delights of cooking with fresh foraged produce that is unique to New Zealand.
A relaxing vacation for many conjures up dreamy images of golden beaches and the rejuvenating effects of the ocean. Waking up to these vistas is a reality at Helena Bay Lodge in Northland, the countries only luxury lodge where the beach is a just a stroll across the beautifully manicured lawns. Together with their state of the art health spa, Helena Bay has a multitude of passive activities both on and off the water.
A blissed-out vacation shared with a group of friends many months even years in the planning is the goal of many and a perfect locations for creating these memories is reserving a private full service villa at the iconic Eagles Nest. Overlooking the spectacular Bay of Islands this retreat is guaranteed to make a serious dent in stress levels and deliver priceless memories.
The Luxury Lodges of New Zealand is an exclusive collection of 32 of the countries most awarded luxury accommodation properties. Each is located in a spectacular destination offering full amenities, contemporary cuisine & unique on site experiences.