49. Stay at a stylish clifftop retreat with a hot tub
Live up luxury in New Zealand with its architectural masterpieces in the wildest of locations and five-star retreats with serious eco credentials: here is No. 49 of our 101 Reasons To Stop Dreaming About New Zealand And Go.
Pipinui Point is just half an hour’s drive from Wellington/Te Whanganui-A-Tara’s city centre, yet it serves up a total immersion in nature – of the most show-stopping variety. This luxury retreat is perched high on a clifftop above the Tasman Sea within 650 hectares of coastal farmland. And, from an outdoor hot tub planted in native bush to its west-facing outlook framing picture-book sunsets, everything is poised to make the most of those stunning ocean views. Its stylish interiors, all sleek lines offset by natural textures and a wood burning stove, exude a cocoon-like sense of warmth and calm. Meals, meanwhile, come courtesy of the head chef at nearby Boomrock (a stunning wedding venue owned by the same family), and on-site diversions range from cliff-walking to a coastal safari farm tour.