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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New Zealand Charts On Nat Geo Best Trip List

New Zealand Charts On Nat Geo Best Trip List

Looking for your next adventure? You’ll find it on National Geographic’s annual list of the world’s best destinations for travellers, and of the 25 breathtaking places and experiences listed, you’ll find…