New Zealand

If you think falling in love is a rush, try skydiving in Taupo, on New Zealand’s North Island. Bring your romance to a boil with a soak in hot mineral pools, then cool down on the snowy slopes of Mount Ruapehu or the South Island’s Southern Alps. Cuddle on a glacial cruise on Tasman Lake, float above vineyards in a hot-air balloon, and hike amid mountains in Fiordland. For fantastic views of river gorges, take a journey on the TranzAlpine train.

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

PROPERTY SIZE: 22 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Contemporary
VIBE: Sophisticated
Active travelers who enjoy the finer things in life are right at home at Kauri Cliffs, set on 6,000 acres near Matauri Bay. The resort boasts jaw-dropping views of Cape Brett and the Cavalli Islands. Settle into your lavish suite with golf course and ocean views, private porch and open fireplace, then explore your surroundings. Golfers will want to check out the course, designed by David Harman and offering 15 Pacific-view holes, while sybarites will flock to the spa, where treatments are customized to your needs and a massage essence or oil is blended just for you.
Beach
Golf
Seclusion

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

PROPERTY SIZE: 22 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Contemporary
VIBE: Sophisticated
Cape Kidnappers, discovered by Captain James Cook in 1769, features some of the most dramatic coastline in New Zealand. Worldly travelers know it as the home of The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, a 6,500-acre working sheep and cattle farm on land that ends at cliffs plunging 800 feet straight into the sea. Cottage suite accommodations open to stunning Pacific views and feature every creature comfort one could wish for. When you’re not traipsing the grounds on foot, by bicycle or by four-wheel drive, tee off on the award-winning golf course, where each hole offers ocean views — promising to thrill golfers of all levels.
Landmarks
Golf
Seclusion

Kauri Cliffs Golf Course
Kauri Cliffs Golf Course

Kauri Cliffs Golf Course

Kauri Cliffs Golf Course
Kauri Cliffs Golf Course

Kauri Cliffs Golf Course

Geyser
Geyser

Taupo Geyser

Geyser
Geyser

Taupo Geyser

Taupo Bay
Taupo Bay

Taupo Bay

Taupo River
Taupo River

Taupo River

Port Chalmers Bay
Port Chalmers Bay

Port Chalmers Bay

Kauri Cliffs Aerial
Kauri Cliffs Aerial

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

Kauri Cliffs Room
Kauri Cliffs Room

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

Kauri Cliffs Dine
Kauri Cliffs Dine

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

Kauri Cliffs Spa
Kauri Cliffs Spa

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs Spa

Kauri Cliffs Pool
Kauri Cliffs Pool

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs Pool

Kauri Cliffs Pool
Kauri Cliffs Pool

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs Pool

Cape Kidnappers Aerial
Cape Kidnappers Aerial

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Cape Kidnappers Lobby
Cape Kidnappers Lobby

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Cape Kidnappers Golf
Cape Kidnappers Golf

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Cape Kidnappers Wine Cellar
Cape Kidnappers Wine Cellar

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Cape Kidnappers Restaurant
Cape Kidnappers Restaurant

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers