If you’ve only got a few days for a well-deserved break, then you want to ensure you make the most of them. This means keeping travelling time to an absolute minimum. So if you’re keen to discover all of the delights of New Zealand’s North Island, we’ve created a list of stunning boutique and luxury retreats that are no more than 2 hours drive from Auckland. Check out the following list that has options for all types of occasions.
Two One Six
Close to the shores of Muriwai Beach stands Two One Six, a stylish luxury accommodation on Auckland’s West Coast. Boasting two superbly appointed, self-contained suites, this stunning property offers absolute comfort and unforgettable views of the Tasman Sea. Each suite accommodates two guests, making it the perfect choice for couples seeking a romantic getaway.
Rates starting from NZ$400 per night.
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Situated on the shores of a picturesque and secluded Waiheke Beach, Hei Matau is a luxury beach retreat set on 7.5 acres of rolling grounds with uninterrupted sea views. With five large bedrooms and everything you need onsite, this beautiful beachfront lodge is an ideal coastal retreat for couples, families and groups of friends.
Rates starting from NZ$3,750 per night.
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Oneroa Bay Vineyard Estate
Situated on a working vineyard, Oneroa Bay Vineyard Estate is a superb luxury holiday home enjoying some of the most spectacular views on Waiheke Island. Contemporary in design and equipped with everything you need for a luxury beach escape, this beautiful property is an ideal vacation home for two or three families sleeping up to 16 guests in total.
Rates starting from NZ$2,850 per night.
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Woodside Bay Estate
Situated on 12 acres of private parkland on Waiheke Island, Woodside Bay Estate is a tranquil holiday house for families or a group of up to six friends seeking a contemporary retreat to relax and unwind. It boasts gorgeous panoramas over Destiny Bay vineyard and across Tamaki Strait to Coromandel, as well as a north-facing view to Whakanewha Bay.
Rates starting from $950 per night.
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Hauraki Villa is a two-storey luxury holiday home above Enclosure Bay that boasts commanding, uninterrupted sea views. With impressive architecture that complements the lovely vistas of lush greenery and the serene Palm Beach over the horizon, this wonderful retreat makes for an idyllic destination for family getaways or for those who simply want to escape the humdrum of everyday life.
Rates starting from NZ$485 per night.
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Fossil Cove Estate
Fossil Cove Estate is not your typical luxury holiday home. It does have all of the features you would expect in an opulent island hideaway, among them a media room, chef’s kitchen, scullery, gym and conservatory. But one of the things that sets this home apart is the enchanting blend of the contemporary and the exotic, with the use of native materials to complement its tribal-themed interiors.
Rates starting from NZ$3,500 per night.
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Situated on a private 10-acre estate, the exquisite Flaxmere House is a stunning luxury holiday home located near Bethells Beach, Waitakere Ranges. Designed all on one level and boasting a staggering 440 square metres of living space, this lavish home is an ideal escape for large groups and families, or as an ideal Wedding venue for your special day.
Rates starting from NZ$1,200 per night.
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