Luxury lodges to look out for in New Zealand


Luxury lodges to look out for in New Zealand

With something for every interest and taste, there is a range of luxury lodges in New Zealand boasting award-winning hospitality, that will have you seeing in spring in sensational style.

This winter and spring in stunning locations throughout New Zealand is a selection of gourmand experiences with top chefs, carefully curated lifestyle wellness, stylish celebrations, music and plenty of relaxation time.

Otahuna Lodge Exclusive Dining Only Experiences

July – October 2018

Take advantage of a world-class exquisite dining opportunity available only between May and October at award-winning Otahuna Lodge. Reservations are available for small groups of 6 to 14 people wishing to celebrate a special birthday, anniversary, family reunion, corporate launch or other special occasion by prior reservation. The formal Dining Room, with its original Victorian wallpaper and ornately carved fireplace is the perfect setting for an unforgettable five-course dégustation dinner with perfectly matched New Zealand wines.

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers offers Stylish Celebrations

August 10-12, 2018

It’s a weekend fit for royalty as one of the world’s most admired flower designers Shane Connolly joins with Australia’s foremost party and event planner Bruce Keebaugh for a weekend at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers August 10-12.

Hear from the experts as they showcase how truly grand life can be when lived to the fullest with beauty, style and above all, fun! London-based Shane Connolly’s international reputation and work have taken him all over Europe and as far afield as USA, South Africa and India. In the UK, he’s decorated some of the country’s most prestigious venues and was honoured to be asked by the Duchess of Cornwall, Kate Middleton, to design her bouquet and all the flowers for her marriage to Prince William for the service at Windsor Castle.

Huka Lodge with chef Analiese Gregory

August 18, 2018

The theme for this year’s Big Red Dinner at Huka Lodge is the wines of Portugal, showcasing what is fast becoming a global phenomenon. Recently, Wine Spectator magazine had this to say on the subject “If you miss Portuguese wines, you will be missing out on what is arguably the most exciting new wine chapter in 21st-century wine modernity.” The Lodge welcomes Jorge Nunes to talk about the history of Portugal and its wines, prior to hosting a five-course dinner.

Bay of Many Coves

Located in the heart of the Marlborough Sounds and accessible only by boat, Bay of Many Coves is renowned for exceptional hospitality in a stunning location with incredible food and wine and eco activities year round. Upcoming events include a Luxury Jazz Weekend with Champagne Taittinger Masterclass (August 17-19, 2018) and a Photography Masterclass: Landscape and Natural Environment Presented by: Simon Woolf and Peter Eastway (August 31 – September 2, 2018)

A Wharekauhau weekend with legendary Chef Gareth Stewart

September 28-29, 2018

If there is one chef that everyone in Auckland knows about, it’s Gareth Stewart. The man is a culinary legend, leading the charge of New Zealand’s prominent hospitality group the Nourish Group (which includes restaurants such as; Euro, Jervois Steak House and Shed 5).  Stewart is the host of The Weekend Chef food and wine series and has previously starred as one of the judges on My Kitchen Rules New Zealand.



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