Defining Experience

“The New Zealand lodge is almost a travel genre in its own right; and, like the safari lodge, the ranch and the spa resort, it comes with a set of defining experiences,” writes Max Anderson for the Times Online. “Chief among these is wilderness, something that New Zealand —  populated by just 4 million people —  has in excess.” Anderson recommends six lodges “offering something fresh and fine”: Manawa Ridge, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Whare Kea Lodge and Chalet, Wharekauhau, Blanket Bay and Otahuna Lodge. “The experiences are as rich and ‘gourmet’ as the price tags suggest; but while wealthy guests like to lodge-hop (slowly killing themselves with kindness), three nights at a single lodge in the midst of, say, a camper-van holiday would be just as rewarding.”


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The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…