To stay in one of New Zealand’s luxury lodges is to experience the finest accommodation in the most comfortable surroundings, enjoying all the warmth and good humour of the famed Kiwi hospitality.
New Zealand’s luxury lodges are small and intimate. They range from 3 to 25 suites, and offer fine lodging and cuisine in unique surroundings. There are lodges overlooking the Pacific Ocean, in the heart of wine growing regions, high country estate, lake edge and adjoining national parks. Each lodge offers a unique experience, with individual value-added features such as personalized guides and access to exclusive recreational activities. The local knowledge of your hosts ensures you will enjoy the best of the beautiful New Zealand environment.
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Wanaka, South Island
Enjoy total privacy, unforgettable experiences and exquisite cuisine in a setting which spans over 550 square kilometres of majestic beauty – towering mountains, lush green valleys, native forest and meandering rivers.
Mahu Whenua will give you the feeling of rural seclusion and privacy on what is virtually your own private national park, less than 30 minutes drive from central Wanaka.
The five Ridgeline Suites are beautifully appointed with captivating lake, mountain or river views, and feature luxurious finishes befitting of the environment. The Homestead and Suites are also available on an exclusive- use basis for groups or families travelling together.
Mahu Whenua Homestead is the perfect base for you to explore the expansive property, which consists of four adjoining high country sheep stations, stretching from Wanaka through to Queenstown and offering some of the most iconic and dramatic natural alpine scenery in New Zealand.
What makes Mahu Whenua so very special is its magical story. The owner has introduced sustainable farming practices, as well as an extensive plant regeneration and native bird breeding programme. More than 90% of the land has been protected by covenants making it the largest conservation undertaking on private land in New Zealand’s history. The name Mahu Whenua aptly translates to “healing the land”.
This is your chance to experience a unique and unforgettable eco sanctuary and lodge holiday in New Zealand.
Wildlife & Wilderness
& Spa Pools
In-house spa services
Billiard & Pool
Welcoming New Zealand’s newest luxury lodge; The Lindis.
Combining exquisite architecture and spectacular views we introduce to you The Lindis. Nestled in the pristine Ahuriri Valley in New Zealand’s South Island.
This architecturally dynamic lodge has been designed to blend into the surroundings with the roof line following the natural undulations of the land creating a sense of belonging within the valley. In harmony with the valley the interior of The Lindis combines natural rock and timber materials with elegant furniture and artworks to create an inviting environment.
The Ahuriri Valley (pronounced A-hu-riri) is a dramatic landscape of rugged mountain country, wetlands, tussock lands and beech forest. Within the Ahuriri Valley, The Lindis is located on Ben Avon Station, occupying over 6000 acres. Neighbouring the property on three sides is conservation park, offering an unadulterated New Zealand high country experience.
Our team of professional hospitality specialists seek to combine exquisite architecture, spectacular views, fine dining via in house chefs, exceptional wines and activities for refined wilderness experience.
Experience The Lindis, with numerous onsite activities including gliding, fly fishing and horse riding. With the unique location, the sky is so clear and vast that millions of stars seem to appear right before your eyes. The clear skies found in this part of the world are like nothing else in New Zealand.
Ahuriri Valley, South Island
Wildlife & Wilderness
Walking & Hiking Trails
Outdoor Bath Tub
A luxury retreat and wellness spa on the edge of the Abel Tasman National Park. With sweeping ocean views, the focus is to make guests feel at home and encourage good health and wellness.
Each suite is designed to give a feeling of restful calm, with a private deck surrounded by fragrant gardens and a 180-degree view of the ocean.
Lee Nelson is a retired medical doctor who has a great interest in nutrition and Chef Pen, is renowned for her gourmet Asian-Mediterranean fusion cuisine. Each dish is artistically presented and every ingredient has been selected for making a positive contribution to health and wellness. For wine lovers, there is also the world-class wine cellar.
Providing the perfect relaxing getaway for guests, the Retreat provides immersion in a variety of wellness activities, including massage, yoga, meditation, spa treatments, saltwater infinity swimming pool, Japanese Onsen hot bath, saunas and two private beach accesses.
Situated on the edge of the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks, guests can walk part of the spectacular coastal track which leads to golden-sand beaches, surrounded by the native bush and birdsong. Excursions by chartered boat or helicopter can also be individually planned and arranged.
Split Apple Retreat
Abel Tasman, South Island