The Best Lodges in Auckland Region

Fire up the helicopter and get away. There’s nothing better than a weekend in a luxury lodge, it’s like home but better. Better than my home anyway. If you’re looking for luxury lodge accommodation in Auckland we’ve found all the best options. Some are ultra luxury options suitable for visiting billionaires while others are more suited to regular rich folk, lawyers, doctors, and only fans girls. Whichever one you are we are sure you’ll find a lodge near Auckland that’s perfect for your luxury escape.

Delamore Lodge

Delamore Lodge Hotel Apartment bedroom
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Waiheke Island’s Delamore Lodge is the most famous Lodge in the Auckland Region. Celebrities fly and out via helicopter, but you can also take a ferry from Auckland. This is an exceptional 5 star luxury experience. With a gourmet meals, an amazing spa and stunning scenery.

Te Arai Lodge

Te Arai Lodge Auckland Region
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Te Arai Lodge offers extraordinary luxury to couples who can afford it. This is a magnificent luxury retreat, in a stunning location only 1 hour from Auckland CBD. Every room has a fireplace and a private hot tub. It’s easily one of the best places for a secluded romantic getaway near Auckland.

Warblers Retreat

Outdoor Bath Warblers Retreat
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Warblers Retreat is the closest Lodge to Auckland CBD. It’s located at Paremoremo 5 minutes from the busy North Shore hub of Albany and about 15 minutes from the CBD (outside of peak traffic). It’s an amazing oasis given its proximity to Auckland. There’s no restaurant here but given its proximity to Auckland that’s not really an issue.

Matakana Estate Lodge

Matakana Estate Lodge
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Matakana Estate Lodge offers luxurious accommodation for discerning travellers. Located between Warkworth and Matakana on Matakana Road it has fantastic access to the wineries and beaches that the Matakana Coast is famous for. This is a popular spot for wealthy Aucklanders.

Kawau Lodge

Kawau Lodge
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Book a single room or the entire Lodge, Kawau Lodge is a magical destination you’ll never want to leave. The only access is by water taxi and Kawau Island has no roads. It’s a place you come to relax and enjoy the water, either looking at it or swimming in it. Kawau Lodge offers exceptional luxury in a breathtaking location.

Woodhouse Mountain Lodge

Woodhouse Mountain Lodge
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Woodhouse Mountain Lodge is in the Warkworth region, just north of Auckland. It’s handy to Matakana Coast with it’s stunning beaches and excellent wineries. woodhouse Mountain Lodge has an onsite restaurant and is particularly popular with couples.

Luxury Lodges in Helicopter Range of Auckland

Some of the best Luxury Lodges are located a little further than you might want to drive, but don’t worry a quick helicopter flight will whisk you away to some of New Zealand’s finest lodges.

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
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The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs isn’t just a stunning luxury lodge and spa. It’s also one of the worlds best golf courses. Built on the stunning cliffs of the Northlands east coast. There are views in every direction. The onsite restaurant is exceptional. The spa is just heavenly and the rooms are incredibly luxurious. North of the Bay of Islands it’s a fair drive from Auckland but just a short and very scenic helicopter ride.

Eagles Nest

Eagles Nest Lodge, Russell, Bay of Island
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Eagles Nest is a collection of private villas with stunning views of the Bay of Islands. Located just outside Russell Eagles Nest offers an exceptional standard of accommodation. It’s the perfect base to explore the Bay of Islands, and ideal for a luxury escape.

Donkey Bay Inn

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Donkey Bay Inn in the Bay of Islands is a perfect for a relaxing weekend away. Nestled on a private hillside with jaw dropping views, indulge yourself in pure luxury, this is one romantic getaway you’ll never forget. More suitable for couples than families.

Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort

Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort
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Puka Park is set in 25 acres of native bush. Built on the side of Mt Pauanui. This has long been a popular weekend getaway for Aucklanders. Pauanui is a beautiful white sand surf beach. Enjoy the beach by day and then retreat in the evening to the luxury of the lodge. There’s a restaurant, day spa, and a great pool. Perfect for a mini break.

Huka Lodge

Huka Lodge Romantic Accommodation
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Huka Lodge is New Zealand’s original luxury lodge. They pretty much invented the super luxury segment in NZ and one look tells you why it’s so popular. Huka Lodge does not disappoint. It’s really close to Taupo so there’s lots to do but you won’t want to. You’ll be busy enjoying the luxury and privacy of the lodge.

Solitaire Lodge

Solitaire Lodge Rotorua
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Solitaire Lodge is an idyllic peaceful weekend getaway on the shores of Lake Tarawera. Relax in and unwind in this luxury lodge, or try your hand at some fly fishing, bath in the natural hot springs. You will forget all your troubles for a day or two.

Tree Tops Lodge

Treetops Lodge Rotorua lounge
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Near Rotorua, and only a 2 hour drive from Auckland (even quicker in a helicopter), Treetops Lodge is a luxury hunting/fishing destination set on 2500 acres of forest and game reserve. With 13 trout fishing lakes and over 60 streams in easy reach from the lodge you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to fish. Or you can just stay put, relax and enjoy the lodge.

Lake Taupo Lodge

Lake Taupo Lodge Fly Fishing in Taupo
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The perfect base for your guided fly fishing adventure. Lake Taupo Lodge is a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Lodge set on 10 acres of bush overlooking lake Taupo. In addition to some of New Zealand’s best trout fishing, the lodge is also close to two of New Zealand’s finest Golf courses. Kinloch Club, and Wairakei International Golf Course.

Tongariro Lodge

Tongariro Lodge trout fishing lodge taupo
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Turangi’s Tongariro Lodge is a trout fishing lodge set on 22 acres, offering mid priced as well as high end accommodation options. And importantly great trout fishing. Turangi also has some great hot pools for a soak after a hard days fly fishing. Located on the Tongariro river just south of Lake Taupo.

River Birches Lodge

River Birches Fly Fishing Lodge
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River Birches Lodge sits on the banks of the Tongariro River which is brimming with trout just  waiting for you to catch them. This is a luxury Lodge with great fly fishing a short walk from the door. But they can also help you organise guided heli fishing trips to the Upper Rangitikei and other remote spots. For tourists River Birches can outfit you with everything you need to experience the best trout fishing in the North Island.

Poronui Lodge

Poronui Lodge
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Poronui Lodge is quite possibly the best hunting lodge in the world. It’s located between Taupo and Hawkes Bay. The building look rustic on the outside but inside they are pure luxury. Food here is something truly special and a huge part of the experience. Get away for a weekend of outdoors fun in total luxury. Poronui can help you organise whatever you need to hunt fish, photograph or just enjoy being in the outdoors.