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.

Eagles Nest

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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Huka Lodge

Huka Lodge

Taupo, North Island

Featuring a choice of luxurious suites and private cottages, Huka Lodge promises a world where elegant and generous hospitality meets sophistication and style.

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The Landing

The Landing

Bay of Islands, North Island

The Landing residences are four beautifully appointed holiday homes offering luxury, privacy and personalised service in truly unforgettable surroundings.

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Dunalistair House At The Kinloch Club

Dunalistair House at The Kinloch Club

Kinloch, North Island

Dunalistair House in an ultra-luxe holiday home at the Kinloch Club golf course, ideal for a special occasion, boutique event or intimate wedding.

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Kauri-Cliffs

Kauri Cliffs

Matauri Bay, North Island

Nestled into a hillside and featuring stunning Bay of Islands views, Kauri Cliffs is a world-class luxury lodge for romantic getaways or special occasions.

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Solitaire Lodge

Solitaire Lodge

Lake Tarawera, North Island

The exclusive Solitaire Lodge offers superb luxury accommodation and truly spectacular lake views on the shores of Lake Tarawera near Rotorua.

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Te Arai Lodge

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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Villas Waiheke

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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Plume Villas

Plume Villas

Matakana, North Island

Located only an hour from Auckland, the 12 beautifully appointed Plume Villas are the perfect place to rest & relax in a peaceful countryside setting.

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Pullman Rotorua

Pullman Rotorua

Rotorua, North Island

Set in the heart of Rotorua and only a short walk from the lakefront, Pullman Rotorua is the perfect base from which to explore this geothermal wonderland.

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Circular Bay

Circular Bay

Waiheke Island, North Island

Set on a private beach called Circular Bay, this beautiful 3 bedroom holiday home on Waiheke Island is ideal for a getaway with a group of friends.

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Hilton Lake Taupo

Hilton Lake Taupo

Taupo, North Island

Just 10 minutes from the town centre, Hilton Lake Taupo is a resort-style heritage hotel with beautiful views over the lake & surrounding volcanic scenery.

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Te Whau Point

Te Whau Point

Waiheke Island, North Island

With 4 bedrooms, spacious living areas, and spectacular views, Te Whau Point is a luxury beach house on Waiheke Island for a group or family of 8.

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Te Whau Lodge

Te Whau Lodge

Waiheke Island, North Island

Te Whau Lodge on Waiheke Island offers four private suites, breathtaking panoramic ocean views, and warm personalised service.

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Looking for more? Check out our complete collection of luxury accommodation in New Zealand.

Author

Mat Lewis is a Co-Founder of luxury accommodation specialist, View Retreats.