New Zealand was
one of the world's last places to be settled by humans.
Even today, it has managed to preserve much of its natural
environment, with 30 percent of New Zealand's land composed
of National Parks, reserves and special heritage. New Zealand
is a travel destination full of contrasts, from its stunning
landscapes — you find alpine glaciers, gorgeous beaches,
rolling green hills and wine country escapes — to its
incredible culture, a mélange of European, Maori,
Pacific and Asian influences.
TOP 10 ROMANTIC HOTELS Wharekauhau
Set in secluded beauty on the southern tip of New Zealand’s North Island, this working sheep station overlooks the spectacular Palliser Bay. Wharekauhau invites romantic renewal in its self-contained cottages — complete with a four-poster bed and full bar — that are scattered throughout the estate.
TOP RANCHES WORLDWIDE Beaumont High Country Experience
With just one three-bedroom cottage, complete with a kitchen, two lounges and an outdoor garden area, Beaumont High Country Experience allows you to be master (temporarily) of your own domain.
BUSINESS TRAVEL GUIDE Auckland
From luxurious hotels to hot bistros and cool off-the-clock diversions, here's where to stay, where
to dine and where to relax after hours in New Zealand's
"City of Sails."
TOP ROMANTIC DESTINATIONS Milford Sound This remote region, with its sheer rock faces and waters teeming with wildlife, has been described as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Adventurous lovers can attempt “the most beautiful walk in the world,” a three-and-a-half-day trek from Te Anu that envelops you in the area’s natural grandeur.
CELEBRATE HEALTH Ora Ora Eco Spa Resort
Go green at Ora Ora Eco Spa Resort in the Kerikeri Bay of Islands. Here you get to feel great about yourself and reduce your carbon footprint knowing you’re eating organic gourmet food, drinking filtered rainwater and recycling.
See also Pujjis Wellness Retreat
SAY OM! Anahata Yoga Retreat The only integral residential yoga retreat in New Zealand, Anahata Yoga Retreat is located on top of a mountain 640 meters above sea level in Golden Bay and offers glorious views of the ocean, Farewell Spit and green valleys.
GAYOT's guide to the Top
10 Yoga Retreats Worldwide
From night swimming with manta rays to stargazing from the summit of the world's tallest mountain, GAYOT has selected 10 exceptional activities to help you make the most of your stay on Hawaii's Big Island.