News

New Zealand’s varied landscapes and unspoiled wilderness made it the perfect setting for JRR Tolkien’s Middle-earth in the The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movies. This magical landscape therefore makes New Zealand one of the most spectacular destinations in the world.

What are the best wilderness resorts in New Zealand? Places where you can retreat and escape, where you can adventure through rainforest or up mountains. Spectacular and remote destinations where you can watch wildlife in absolute luxury. Here is my pick of the top 5 wilderness resorts in New Zealand.

Top 5 Wilderness Lodges In New Zealand

Best Wilderness Lodges In The World: Eagles Nest, New Zealand

In "Accommodation"

Colonial-era townships and undulating farmland meet the aquamarine Pacific in this Northland bay. Around 144 islands, which give the bay its name, are scattered around waters brimming with marlin and dolphins. Read More.

Best Wilderness Retreats In The World: Hapuku Lodge, New Zealand

In "Accommodation"

Hapuku Lodge is a treetop resort situated in Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand. This is the perfect place to whale watch or to watch dolphins, fur seals and the other marine creatures that visit its waters. Read More.

Best Wilderness Retreats In The World: Bay Of Many Coves, South Island

In "Accommodation"

The Marlborough Sounds is a water world of valleys drowned by ocean. Long fingers of ridges stretch out into the Cook Strait as the land mottles and breaks up into bays, inlets, coves and jagged islands. Fishing craft, water taxis… Read More.

Best Wilderness Retreats In The World: The Farm At Cape Kidnappers

In "Accommodation"

The Farm At Cape Kidnappers wilderness retreat is located in Hawke’s Bay, Near Napier on New Zealand’s North Island. Read More.

Best Wilderness Retreats In The World: Kinloch Lodge, Glenorchy

In "Accommodation"

Just 45 minutes from Queenstown, Kinloch Lodge is a wilderness retreat nestled in Glenorchy on the northern shores of Lake Wakatipu & is the gateway to hiking trails and Middle-earth magic. Read More.

You may be interested in our best wilderness lodges in the world, top wilderness lodges in New Zealand, best wilderness lodges in america and my 5 most remote beaches on earth.

Disclosure: Our property, service and product reviews are sponsored by the proprietor or brand being appraised. All opinions remain our own and are in no way influenced by the sponsor.