New Zealand’s most luxury city breaks

    We thought we’d set the bar pretty high when we decided to profile “some of New Zealand’s greatest luxury lodges and what makes them so special”. Perhaps we didn’t realise how many high-end lodgings you can find in and around Aotearoa. So we decided to focus on the best of the best.

    Some centres have more than their share of these; some establishments fit into more than one category. In case the Cumberbatches or Cambridges googled and booked the place you fancy, we’ve listed “Check Out” options following each category.

    Hard to pick one but the quintessential Queenstown inn has to be Eichardt’s Private Hotel, given that it’s the only one that’s been around since the 1862 gold rush. Much of its rich and, er, vibrant history has been preserved but make no mistake, this is a 2021-class property. Aim for a lakefront apartment.

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