Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown, New Zealand Reopens August 2010

August 25, 2010

matakauri lodgeAfter a year-long renovation, the Matakauri Lodge on New Zealand’s South Island reopens on August 27th, 2010. The Robertson family, the lodge’s owners, also run the award-winning resorts Kauri Cliffs and the Farm at Cape Kidnappers on the North Island.

Located Seven minutes from Queenstown and spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge offers eleven luxurious suites. Each of the lodge’s suites boasts its own private balcony affording vistas of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountain peaks.   Matakauri’s amenities include an infinity pool, sauna, and spa. The lodge will also boast an international gourmet restaurant which will provide their guests with the very best cuisine and dining experience in Queenstown.

Guests will find activities abound in Queenstown, (the adventure capital of New Zealand) which offers everything from golfing and wine touring to mountain biking and skiing.

Also, I suggest we include a stay at the award winning luxury lodges - Kauri Cliffs and  Cape Kidnappers located on the North Island of New Zealand.

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The Huka Lodge Helicopter Adventure!

November 4, 2008

Huka Lodge Helicopter AdventureYour helicopter awaits on the front lawn of Huka Lodge. From here you will fly along the eastern edge of Lake Taupo towards the majestic Kaimanawa mountain ranges. As you approach, sit back in awe as the alpine scenery unfolds before you. Once your Pilot has set the aircraft down beside the crystal waters of the Rangatiki River, you may take a short walk to one of the many secluded pools which are home to some of New Zealand’s largest Rainbow trout. This is nature at its best!

Re-board your helicopter for the remainder of the flight, which continues west along the Kaimanawas towards Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe and the snow-capped peaks and crater lake of Mt Ruapehu. On a clear day visibility exceeds 50km. Descend from the mountains, head towards the Western Bays of Lake Taupo where your pilot will set the aircraft down on a remote rock shelf where a well-appointed motor launch, a sumptuous lunch and a chilled bottle of New Zealand wine awaits you. En route back to Taupo you will have the opportunity to troll for trout or you may wish to try your hand at clay pigeon shooting or swim in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Taupo. On arrival at the Taupo Boat Harbour, a courtesy vehicle awaits to transfer you back to Huka Lodge. What a day! I’m ready to experience Huka Lodge now! [Read more]

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Huka Lodge - luxury lodging in New Zealand

November 2, 2008

Huka lodgeHuka Lodge is located in Taupo, in the central North Island of New Zealand and is considered to be one of the world’s top retreats in the world.

Huka Lodge is surrounded by magnificent natural beauty. The crystal clear waters of Lake Taupo are fed by mountain streams and are home to some of the most sought-after Rainbow trout in the world. The spectacular and mighty cascades of water forming the Huka Falls are a short walk from Huka Lodge, on the banks of the Waikato River.

How to get there: Huka Helicopter transfers from Auckland, Wellington and Rotorua. Enjoy the scenic wonders of the central North Island and be delivered to the front lawn of Huka Lodge. Auckland to Huka Lodge - 1 hr 15 min, Wellington to Huka Lodge - 1 hr 35 min, and Rotorua to Huka Lodge 25 mins.

Explore the park-like gardens and flower borders or soak in our hot pools. Enjoy a game of tennis on our all weather court. Relax playing a game of petanque. A short walk beyond the gates brings you to the spectacular Huka Falls.

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Hilton Auckland - Browns Boutique Hotel Compliment Your New Zealand Cruise

May 18, 2008

Hilton Auckland

New Zealand’s only over-water hotel!


Wake up to this contemporary design 30m²/332sq.ft room with a seating area and balcony. Catch up on work at the large desk, check your emails with high-speed internet access, relax watching the 25-inch TV or re-energize in the extra large bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Hilton Auckland Over Water Hotel - Oceanic Discoverer pre cruise accommodations

Compliment Your Oceanic Discoverer Cruise with a stay at the Hilton Auckland

auckland new zealand Hilton recommended accommodations compliment to Oceanic Discoverer small ship cruiseLuxury Hotel is located 330 yards out to sea on the end of Princes Wharf.

Enjoy stunning views from White restaurant and Bellini Bar. Indulge at the Servilles Spa or dive into the outdoor heated pool with its unique underwater viewing window. Auckland attractions such as Sky City Tower and Viaduct Harbor are on the doorstep..

From Hilton Guest Rooms to Suites, all the contemporary rooms at the Hilton Auckland hotel have decks or balconies. Step up to a Deluxe Room for an absolute harbor water view. [Read more]

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