62. The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, Matauri Bay, New Zealand

Ranked #62 in our countdown of the 100 Best Hotels and Resorts in the World.

“Any golfer’s absolute dream – it’s hard to think a golfer’s retreat even exists like this till you’re here – as pretty as anywhere you’ll find even on NZ’s South Island.” Craig Tansley

A modern country manor, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs stands serenely on gently rolling pasture, with swoon-worthy views across the island-studded Pacific.

The lodge’s suites are stylish and comfortable, all finest-quality fabrics and lovely hues. There’s every diversion – gym, tennis, sauna, divine swimming pool, fishing, mountain biking, horse riding. Did we mention clay-pigeon shooting?

And it’s always tee-time – there’s a par 72 championship golf course of emerald green perfection, plus putting and chipping greens, practice range and a golf shop.

At day’s end, guests converge on the spacious verandah for sundowners.

Size 22 suites and the Owner’s Cottage

Did you know The lodge has its own six-seater helicopter for touring the Bay of Islands.



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