• Donna Thomas CTC, 118 South Bellevue Avenue, Langhorne Borough Pa 19047
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16 Years as Travel and Leisure Magazine Top Travel Expert for New Zealand and Australia

Travel and Leisure says: "Donna Thomas has explored many corners of North and South Islands in search of hidden gems. She can help birdwatchers see the endangered yellow-eyed penguin or send avid trekkers on guided hikes to secret waterfalls in Paparoa National Park."


Types of Accommodations

  • Ultra luxury Resorts and Lodges–ranging in price from $1100. to $2400. USD per night
  • Boutique properties-these are unique boutique style small properties that offer a deluxe experience that is unique to New Zealand and range in price from $300. to $800. USD per night
  • Bed and Breakfasts - charming properties each unique and recommended by us and our travelers. Range in price from $150. to $350. USD per night
  • Farm stays - an opportunity to experience the New Zealand agricultural way of life these range in price from $150. to $400. USD per night
  • Hotels, motels and resorts –these are usually a bit more impersonal but offer a high quality experience from $150. to $500. USD per night.

Blanket Bay - Glenorchy

This stunning backcountry retreat sits on the lakeshore 45 minutes outside Queenstown in the Southern Alps New Zealand. Lofty beamed ceilings, rock fireplaces and vast picture windows frame the heroic stone and timber lodge housing the Great Room, Den, Game Room, Gym, spa and several indoor/outdoor dining venues.  Twelve rooms offer every conceivable amenity. Activities include an outdoor lap pool, bush walks, fly-fishing, jet boating, horse riding and scenic heli-flights to Milford Sound.

Bronte Lodge

Bronte Lodge is unique, it borders an estuary paradise on the historic Bronte Peninsula, an area of stunning beauty in Nelson's Tasman Bay in the top of the South Island of New Zealand. homestead sits in spreading gardens of mature trees, a minute's walk from the two luxury suites and two villas, which are just a few paces from the lapping waters of the private foreshore.

Clifftops Retreat

Clifftops Retreat is a luxury cottage perched high on the cliffs of Ruby Bay, overlooking sandy beaches, the glittering Tasman Sea and the sparkling lights of Nelson. It is a spectacular location. The eleven-hundred-square-foot cottage, is an airy, open-plan spread with sea-facing glass walls, a fireplace for chilly nights, a glassed-in shower that extends into a leafy five-acre garden, and a skylight above the bed for star gazing. A spa pool set right on the cliff edge offers you breathtaking views. 

Colleith Lodge - Tairua

Colleith Lodge is purpose built accommodation, set on one and a half acres amid native bush and with sweeping panoramic views encopassing Tairua estuary in the Coromandel region of the North Island of New Zealand. Colleith Lodge was constructed with your relaxation, privacy and comfort in mind and is located in a unique area of the East Coast of the Coromandel Peninsula.

Eichardts Hotel - Queenstown

Eichardt's opulent suites invite guests to soak up a sense of quiet before exploring one of the world's truly remarkable locations, Queenstown, in the South Island of New Zealand. Inhale the invigorating alpine air - then step out into the expectant evening and let the lights of Queenstown and canopy of stars guide you to one of the world class restaurants nearby. When winter's blanket descends over the town, the allure of open log fires, coffee aromas and cheery conversation beckon you in from the cold.

Fiordland Lodge - Te Anau

Set in a World Heritage area Fiordland Lodge offers the discerning traveller comfort and privacy. The elegance and splendour of the Lodge is mirrored in the breathtaking views of Lake Te Anau and Fiordland. The open architecture of Fiordland Lodge reflects the vastness of the Fiordland National Park. Echoes of the forest are found in the striking natural timber construction.

Fletcher Lodge

Fletcher Lodge offers luxury accommodation in an atmosphere of restrained elegance while providing the ultimate in contemporary comfort and modern facilities. Nestled in a secluded, established garden, Fletcher Lodge is conveniently located within minutes of many of Dunedin City's finest and most popular cafes and restaurants.

Grasmere Lodge - Cass

Grasmere Lodge — High Country Retreat — where luxury and natural splendour come together in the heart of the Southern Alps of the South Island of New Zealand, to form what one international guest described as “a whole other world of peacefulness & serenity.” Built in 1858, the original limestone homestead, now the core of the lodge, introduces you to the style of personal pampering that earned the Harper’s Hideaway Report Grand Award in 1998.

Huka Lodge - Taupo

Huka Lodge is located in Taupo, in the central North Island of New Zealand and is the only "Leading Small Hotels of the World" property in the country. Huka Lodge is surrounded by magnificent natural beauty. The crystal clear waters of Lake Taupo are fed by mountain streams and are home to some of the most sought-after Rainbow trout in the world. The spectacular and mighty cascades of water forming the Huka Falls are a short walk from Huka Lodge, on the banks of the Waikato River.

Kauri Cliffs - Matauri Bay

Solitaire Lodge is situated on a private, secluded peninsular on the shores of beautiful Lake Tarawera, its elevated position provides spectacular views across the Lake to the grandeur of Mount Tarawera. Like a gem, Solitaire Lodge well complements its setting and is recognised as one of New Zealand's foremost luxury lodges.


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