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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.

Matakauri Lodge Queenstown

Nestled in native bush overlooking Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge, is one of the world's most private and serene vacation retreats, only a short distance to Queenstown, the alpine wonderland of New Zealand. The Lodge and its adjoining villas are luxuriously appointed and have been designed to be in harmony with the lakefront environment and surrounding bush. Matakauri Lodge is unique ... the first luxury lodge to open in the new Millennium in arguably the world's finest destination resort, Queenstown.

Shelbourne Villa

Shelbourne Villa, Nelson New Zealand, offers five star boutique accommodation for the discerning traveller. Set in a quiet suburban location, yet within five minutes walk of Nelson’s City Centre and its many Cafes, Restaurants and Galleries. Originally built in 1929 this classic villa has been refurbished and is set in an extensive English style garden. Shelbourne Villa, bed and breakfast, is an ideal central base for holiday makers, groups of friends and business people when they are visiting Nelson which is renowned for its scenery and its three National Parks.

Solitaire Lodge - Rotorua

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.

Stewart Island Lodge

An unspoiled Island retreat nestled in the natural beauty of a bush setting in Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island Lodge has unsurpassed views of the bay and surrounding hills. The large garden is host to many native birds, including native parrots, and many birds can be viewed right from the terrace. The Lodge provides a very high standard of comfort, with all the rooms having an ensuite, with bath and shower, hair dryer, shampoo and conditioner, etc.

Timara Lodge - Blenheim

In the heart of Marlborough’s wine region lies Lake Timara Lodge, one of New Zealand’s most exclusive retreats. Set amidst 25 acres of manicured English-style gardens, romantic lake and luxurious facilities. Choose from four charming rooms, tastefully furnished with fine art, antiques and spectacular views.

Timara Lodge offers fine cuisine and is quite simply the perfect place to unwind.



New Zealand, or Aotearoa, is a mythical land steeped in legend and mystery. Treetops Lodge offers the ultimate in world class luxury accommodation and is located in the heart of the trout fishing capital of the world and famed therapeutic thermal region, Rotorua, New Zealand. The diverse landscape of Rotorua is where adventure abounds. Nestled amidst magnificent native forests and valleys, Treetops Lodge and Estate offers a uniquely New Zealand experience. The Lodge with its’ elegant architectural style derived from this country's pioneering past.

Wharekauhau Lodge - Wairarapa

Wharekauhau Lodge is recognised as one of the world’s exclusive retreats based on a 5000 acre working sheep station overlooking the spectacular Palliser Bay in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand. The Lodge is the heart of Wharekauhau. Modelled on an Edwardian country mansion, the Lodge was designed by Queenstown Architect Fred van Brandenburg, and it is here that guests dine and mingle.


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