Included in your Luxury Lodge Stay

Unlike a hotel or any other style of accommodation, a stay at a Luxury Lodge of New Zealand naturally comes with a range of inclusions at no additional cost offering exceptional value.  From champagne to gourmet picnics, chefs that cook you whatever you like, minibars full of local treats and luxe sustainable amenities, access to the cellar or your very own private guide.

Here are just some of the special touches you will enjoy with your stay...

The list of inclusions at Te Arai Lodge (banner image) is delicious and indulgent as well as sharing with guests treats from local producers, gourmet & artisan.  From the homemade chocolate cookies on arrival to the in-room mini bar, organic beauty products from Sans(ceuticals) to the use at your leisure of the heated mineral water pool, sauna, yoga and gym studio and mountain bikes. 

Evening hospitality includes 'story time with the family' over canapes and complimentary wines carefully chosen from the cellar which continues to dinner served on handmade ceramics, a celebration of fresh and seasonal produce from the extensive gardens.  

Breakfast of course is also included as is the company of Lottie the Lodge dog and miniature schnauzer puppy if guests are missing their pet!




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Every reservation at Minaret Station (above) includes a professional private guide to accompany you on a range of hikes from the Alpine Lodge. From leisurely strolls to neighbouring waterfalls, through to more challenging hikes in the alpine surrounds.  Experts also at showcasing their renowned gourmet picnic lunches to enjoy along the way, which may feature fresh Fiordland crayfish, venison or lamb off their high-country farm. In fact, all meals at Minaret Station are included with the accompaniment of award winning Central Otago Pinot Noir and a local whiskey selection.


What price can you put on having a 6500 hectare estate to enjoy?

Aside from the quintessential inclusions that define the hosted hospitality of luxury lodge stay, welcome refreshments, fireside hospitality, complimentary beverages, dinner and gourmet breakfast at Poronui Lodge the following (pictured above) also comes comes with your stay ..

  • The experience of a remote night sky, alight with stars, with the sound of a pristine river as background and nothing or no one else

  • Have you ever seen four deer species in one day?

  • There is no charge to get lost in a native virgin forest only to turn a corner to find a 5-star picnic laid on for you overlooking a remote, rugged river!



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Now more than ever, the warmth of a welcome, the embrace of genuine, authentic hospitality, the indulgence of being pampered with every need anticipated and met before you knew you had need all comes with a stay at Edenhouse (pictured above).

Year round the unwavering hospitality of Peter, Bobbie and their exceptional team of locals welcome guests, several of whom recently have chosen Edenhouse near Nelson and the golden beaches of the Abel Tasman as their holiday home to return time and time again.

The door and pantry is yours as is the wine cellar, the kitchen full of fresh local produce and your choice of a daily changing seasonal menu for breakfast and dinner indoors or alfresco. 



At Treetops Lodge & Estate (above) the list of complimentary inclusions in their current offers and packages that extend well beyond the dining room table.  Near 100% of what you are eating has been grown or produced on the estate or  within a few kilometres from the dining table at Treetops.  

With your choice of winter offer inclusions, you can forage with the Chef for wild vegetables and herbs, and at the same time learn about their nutritional and medicinal properties or take a  4WD safari with the Estate Manager deep into the heart of this 2500 ha wilderness estate and discover the animals reared - wild deer: red, fallow, sika, wapiti (elk), and water buffalo, wild pig, lamb, rabbit, pheasant, partridge, geese and  duck plus our own Manuka honey aviaries, rivers and lakes with brown and rainbow trout. Or maybe experience a credit towards a treatment in the Wilderness Spa. 


More special touches ...




Relax and enjoy a chilled bottle of Louis Roederer Champagne overlooking the spectacular Bay of Islands, complimentary on your arrival at Eagles Nest.


One of the many perks of the suites at Pen-y-bryn Lodge (above right) specifically in this case the Elizabeth Room ... all the comforts of home at an arm's reach with homemade biscuits and local chocolate.


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