From the cooler climes of the South, to the sub-tropical tip of the North Island, New Zealand is dotted with true architectural gems you’ll want to include in your itinerary. Here is a small round up of the newest and most brag-worthy places to stay…
Travelling as a family or with your partner and other friends? Chalet New Zermatt is bound to delight you all. Privately located, yet just 6 minutes drive from Queenstown, this designer new property boasts jaw-dropping views over the aptly named “Remarkables” mountain range and Lake Wakatipu.
Professionally staffed, this luxuriously cozy new offering is located in a tranquil, gated enclave amid lush native bush and rugged alpine landscapes.
Enjoy exclusive use of this exceptionally generously proportioned chalet, including 4 ensuite bedrooms and a kids’ bunk room, as well as spectacular open plan living dining area, gym, sauna, outdoor spa, cinema, billiards room, internal lift, multiple fireplaces and a wonderful wine cellar and discrete on-site staff quarters.
Looking for more than relaxation? Chalet New Zermatt is situated next to a wide array of fantastic leisure activities, both high octane and gentle pursuits while you soak up the fresh alpine air in this truly stunning location.
The newest architectural gem to New Zealand’s luxury lodge offering, The Lindis is elegantly nestled on the crest of a ridge overlooking the spectacular Ahuriri Valley. In the Sourthen part of New Zealand, The Lindis is built toblend into the surrounding undulating landscapes.
If you are looking to slow down and enjoy the elemental beauty of nature, this is the place for you. Surrounded on 3 sides by conservation parks, The Lindis, offers is the perfect location to unwind and absorb the transcendent beauty and stillness of the Milky Way in all its glory.
Modern, sophisticated luxury doesn’t come any better than this.
For those who are looking for a closer connection to nature, from the 1st of October, the soon-to-launch Lindis Pods will offer guests a unique accommodation experience.
Out of sight, yet just a stone’s throw from the main Lindis Lodge, guests will experience full immersion in the ever-changing environment in its most nuanced forms, thanks to a completed mirrored glass pod design. (Three walls are mirrors on the exterior and glass from the inside looking out to the incredible high-country vistas).
Totally private, warm and luxuriously snuggled in premium linens in your super king size bed, you can lie back and wonder at this incredible skyscape like nowhere else on earth.
Complete with ensuite, private bathtub and outdoor sitting area, the these new pods offer the closest experience of this pristine environment possible.
When you wake, ready to explore, you are perfectly placed to avail yourself of some of the many different ways to experience this dramatic local landscape, including gliding, horse riding, 4X4 adventures, fly fishing, hiking and short walks.
Celebrated for both wine and dining experiences, multi-award winner Craggy Range is now offering boutique premium accommodation among the chardonnay vines.
Nestled under the majestic Te Mata Peak, exclusive one, two, and four bedroom private cottages offer luxury and views in an year round lovely location, to relax and enjoy the beauty and bounty of the local area – perfect for gourmet taste buds and wine-lovers!
Each cottage has stunning indoor-outdoor flow to private terraces, large windows with generous views and spacious yet cosy living areas.
For the ultimate winery experience savour a bottle of Craggy Range red by your private log fire in winter, or follow up a summer ‘s day spent cycling through the vines with a crisp, lovely white in the evening sunlight.
Whatever your tipple there’s plenty to see in the region, including noteworthy Art Deco historical architecture, picnicking, wineries, cycling and walks, not to metion the view from the top of Te Mata Peak.
Looking for somewhere to recharge both mentally and physically in relaxed luxury?
Te Arai Lodge fuses the best of wellness. With exceptional menus curated with fresh, local, organic produce and the relaxing beauty of the surrounding native flora and birdlife wrapped into a wonderful boutique, luxury, homestay experience.
Those looking for healthful, yet incredibly delicious dining in a sensitively designed location will be impressed. Just north of Matakana’s artesian scene and the pristine surf beaches of this coast, Te Arai Lodge is also not far from Auckland, making this property an ideal landing or launching pad for the first or last night of your New Zealand journey.
Your passionate, knowledgeable family hosts have certainly created something special here, where a warm, tranquil atmosphere is underpinned by values of sustainability and respect for the local environment.
This focus is also reflected in the regenerating activities on offer, such as yoga and enjoying morning sunrises, take a dip in the lap pool nestled into the bush line or soak in the cedar hot tub at night watching shooting stars, indulge in the health benefits of their infrared sauna.
The modern architectural design sits on an elevated ridge with panoramic views over bush-clad hills, out to the beautiful Mangawhai coast on the horizon. Simply good for your soul.
The furthest north of all the new architectural delights, The Landing offers 4 private residences each with its own distinct character, but each uniquely architecturally stunning!
Named for its history as the place of arrival of New Zealand’s first European settlers, in the early 1800s, The Landing stands on some of New Zealand’s most historically significant land and has been developed with the blessing and contribution of the local iwi (Maori tribes).
Sit back and enjoy the beautifully framed views of the islands in the bay, or why not try your hand at Kiwi spotting? Fill your time with as little or as much as you fancy – from diving, game fishing, boating activities, SUP and Kayaking and golf to complete peace and tranquillity, complete with spa and massage therapies.
Thanks to their focus on detail, this is the property for those who prefer a truly tailored experience, right down to the creation of bespoke menus and each small, special detail.
While this only just scratches the surface of the impressive architecture and experiences awaiting your discovery in New Zealand, we hope we have piqued your interest! We invite you to contact us to find out more and consider building them into your own bespoke New Zealand journey.