Discover the delights of New Zealand’s North Island, from its stunning coastlines, sprawling farmlands, and geothermal wonders to its rich Māori culture and cosmopolitan cities. The North Island’s variety means that whatever you’re into — outdoor adventures, beaches, wining and dining, or romance —  you’ll find the perfect getaway to match. To help with your planning, we’ve handpicked 8 gorgeous luxury retreats on NZ’s North Island that are destinations in their own right. Each promises to make the perfect base for your NZ luxury getaway.

The Farmhouse at Mission Estate

5. The Farmhouse at Mission Estate, Napier

Get ready to unwind at The Farmhouse at Mission Estate, an elegant three-bedroom holiday home set within the private vineyards and manicured grounds of Mission Estate Winery. A spacious open-plan living area and multiple outdoor spaces make this luxury farmhouse ideal for a group of friends or a small family. Enjoy its location only a short 10-minute drive from Napier and a 5-minute stroll from the renowned Mission Restaurant.

Solitaire Lodge

4. Solitaire Lodge, Lake Tarawera

Relax and enjoy the fresh air and sensational views at Solitaire Lodge, a premier lakeside accommodation only 20 minutes from downtown Rotorua. Featuring nine luxurious suites boasting private balconies with breathtaking views of Lake Tarawera and the volcanic peaks of Mount Tarawera, Solitaire Lodge is the perfect place to take a break from the city bustle.

Villas Waiheke

3. Villas Waiheke, Waiheke Island

There are only 5 luxury villas at Villas Waiheke, so expect serenity, privacy, and the ultimate relaxation while you’re here. This hilltop escape feels remote but it’s only a 15-minute drive to the bustle of Oneroa or Onetangi. With a 12-metre mineral pool, spa pool, gym, and private villa decks from which to enjoy the stunning views, you’ll find it hard to leave unless you’re lured by the amazing wineries, parks, and white-sand beaches nearby.

Eagles Nest

2. Eagles Nest, Russell

Drink in the spectacular views of the Bay of Islands at Eagles Nest. Set atop a ridgeline and 75 acres of lush gardens, this multi-award winning retreat offers five ultra-luxurious villas with private jacuzzis and gourmet kitchens. Schedule a spa treatment, enjoy superb dining, or if you’re feeling adventurous, arrange for fishing trips, sailing, bush trail walking, or helicopter rides.

Plume Villas

1. Plume Villas, Matakana

A tranquil vineyard retreat, wrapped up in lush, landscaped gardens an hour from Auckland, Plume Villas offers 12 exceptional villas, a cellar door, and a world-class restaurant. Relax and rejuvenate in a serene country setting, enjoying the swimming pool or savouring a meal at the Plume Cafe. For the rest of the day, explore the Matakana Region via boat, horse, or helicopter.

With a blend of modern sophistication, casual elegance and style, each property in our collection provides breathtaking views, privacy, tranquillity, and a prime location perfect for whatever activity you have in mind.

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Fascinated by different cultures and the beauty of nature, Stoewie is a globetrotter who loves travelling and observing the world around him. He has a love for language and a penchant for experimenting in the kitchen—often experiencing his Zen moments while creating new culinary delights. Anywhere quiet and "away from crowds" is Stoewie's happy place.