The Southern Way offers a wide range of high-end and luxury choices for travelers with discerning tastes. Whether you're seeking an urban escape or a tranquil retreat, these regions have you covered.
The Southern Way regions boasts some of New Zealand's most exclusive accommodations, some of which are accessible only by helicopter. One such gem is the Minaret Station Lodge , nestled on the western shores of Lake Wanaka, with no road access. It's a haven for those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of the world, offering serene surroundings and the option to explore remote parts of the South Island.
For a slightly more accessible yet equally luxurious experience, The Lindis in the Ahuriri Valley is a remote lodge that offers activities like horseback riding, high-country fly fishing, clay bird shooting, and 5-star cuisine befitting a high-end lodge.
Penybryn Lodge in Oamaru, a historic building dating back to 1889, has been lovingly transformed into a boutique lodge. For a touch of history, consider staying at Larnach Castle in Dunedin, which offers accommodations with dinner service in the castle's original dining room.
If you would like to indulge, but be slightly off the beaten track, then Nest Treehouses, in the Waitaki Valley will be right up your alley. Soak in the sunken tub, enjoying the serenity of the wide-open valley below, whilst sipping on a glass of Central Otago Pinot.
Cabot Lodge is located five minutes from Manapouri, on the edge of Fiordland National Park. The luxury lodge is the perfect place to explore the region from, including the great walks, fishing and kayaking. You could equally stay on site and enjoy the walking trails, extensive library, massage services and 4WD farm tours.