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hongi is a traditional Maori greeting. Noses are pressed together and
the ha, or breath of life, is exchanged and intermingled. The hongi is
an integral part of the powhiri (welcoming ceremony).
image credit: James
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Lodges in New Zealand
lodges and boutique hotels in New Zealand are all nestled amidst magnificent
natural beauty. For the discerning traveler, each lodge offers a unique
New Zealand experience. From secluded elegant retreats echoing the beauty
and simplicity of the great outdoors to splendid elegance based on a
5000 acre working sheep station. Access varies at each location, ask
an Accessible Journeys travel
planner for more details.
Luxury Retreat, Queenstown
A lakeside villa at Queenstowns Azur Luxury Retreat will put
you in front of heart-stopping views like this. Constructed of silver
beechwood and stone, each villa has a fireplace, king size bed,
quality sound system and all kinds of luxuries from aromatherapy
oils to Egyptian cotton bed linen. Expect to feel totally pampered.
Cliffs at Matauri Bay
Kauri Cliffs is New Zealand's newest luxury golf course. Set amidst
1620 hectares of farmland overlooking Matauri Bay, the course
is a par 72 championship with four sets of tees to challenge every
skill level. Golfers can enjoy sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.
David Harman, the designer of the course, says "natural forces
created Kauri Cliffs, I just built the greens and tees."
Image credit: www.cmphoto.co.nz, Chris McLennan
Chateau, Mount Ruapehu
Completed in 1929, the Mount Ruapehu Bayview Chateau Tongariro is
one of the most luxurious hotels in New Zealand. It makes a memorable
addition to any North Island self-drive itinerary. In the winter,
the hotel is a base for skiing and snow activities. At other times
of the year guests can enjoy hiking, trout fishing and horse riding.
Image credit Rob
Consistently named as one of the top retreats in the world, Huka
Lodge is a destination in itself. Some people come to relax and
enjoy the lodges appealing mixture of tranquil river scenery
and all-out luxury, others like to get active with trout fishing,
tennis, golf, sailing and horse riding.
Dining on the terrace at Blanket Bay is a sublime way to appreciate
the lakeside scenery for hours on end. Take time to explore every
corner of the menu and wine list, so that you can watch the colors
of the summer landscape subtly change as the day moves on.
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