If you’re in Auckland and only have a weekend for a well-deserved break, then you want to ensure you make the most of it.  So that you can discover all of the delights of the North Island, we’ve created a list of the best weekend getaways and luxury escapes that are within a few hours drive of Auckland. From gorgeous luxury holiday homes in the Bay of Islands to beautiful boutique hotels in Lake Taupo, these are our favourite weekend getaways from Auckland.

1. Helena Bay Lodge

Northland, North Island


Catering to a maximum of five couples, Helena Bay Lodge offers a private, luxury retreat along the pristine beaches of New Zealand’s North Island.

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2. Eagles Nest

Bay of Islands, North Island


A multi-award winning estate, Eagles Nest is a world class retreat offering private luxury villas overlooking the spectacular Bay of Islands.

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3. Te Arai Lodge

Mangawhai Coast, North Island


Discover the stunning beauty of the North Island at Te Arai Lodge, a splendid boutique accommodation with 4 private suites ideal for couples.

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4. The Point Villas

Lake Taupo, North Island


Located on the northern shores of New Zealand’s spectacular Lake Taupo, The Point Villas are set on a large luxury estate spanning over 58 acres.

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5. Hei Matau

Waiheke Island, North Island


Set on 7.5 acres of rolling grounds, Hei Matau is a secluded two storey coastal retreat on the shores of a picturesque & secluded Waiheke Beach.

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6. The Hilly House

Waikato, North Island


Boasting stunning country views and complete privacy, The Hilly House is a lovely 2 bedroom holiday home for couples, families or groups of up to 4.

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7. The Sanctum

Waiheke Island, North Island


Experience utmost relaxation and seclusion at The Sanctum, a beautiful holiday retreat with two bedrooms on the island of Waiheke.

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8. Cloud 9 Luxury Villa

Bay of Islands, North Island


Boasting panoramic views across the Pacific Ocean and the Bay of Islands, Cloud 9 is a self-contained luxury holiday home surrounded by natural bush.

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9. Henley Hotel

Cambridge, North Island


Henley Hotel, a stunning country manor in Cambridge, New Zealand, offers 14 luxe rooms and top-class amenities set within expansive manicured gardens.

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10. Woodside Bay Estate

Waiheke Island, North Island


An idyllic destination for family getaways, Woodside Bay Estate on Waiheke Island is a 3-bedroom designer home that boasts sweeping vineyard views.

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11. Villas Waiheke

Waiheke Island, North Island


Peaceful, serene, and surrounded by nature, Villas Waiheke is a secluded holiday retreat with 1 and 2 bedroom villas on the island of Waiheke.

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12. Earth Energies Sanctuary

Hauraki Plains, North Island


Offering a wellness journey designed for utmost relaxation and healing, Earth Energies Sanctuary is an idyllic estate perfect for couples or groups.

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13. Kiwiesque

Hawkes Bay, North Island


Located in the heart of New Zealand’s wine region, Kiwiesque is a luxury vineyard accommodation set within the Esk Valley’s Linden Estate Vineyard.

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14. Makoha Retreat

Northland, North Island


Located in Tutukaka in Northland, Makoha Retreat is a 3 bedroom luxury retreat, ideal for couples or small groups of friends.

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15. Wildwood Lodge

Rotorua, North Island


A stunning luxury retreat on the shores of the historic Lake Rotoehu, Wildwood Lodge features three romantic suites all with gorgeous lake views.

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Looking for more? Check out our complete collection of luxury accommodation in New Zealand. If you require any assistance in helping you book your perfect getaway, contact one of our friendly Getaway Specialists.

 

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