Best of the Best Owner’s Cottage Itinerary

  • Kauri Cliffs
  • Cape Kidnappers
  • Matakauri

With dramatic, rugged landscapes that give way to gentle, ever-lasting horizons, luxury in New Zealand is truly unique.

Our extensive Best of the Best Owner’s Cottage Package includes nine nights of accommodation for four guests, a whole host of enjoyable activities and private air transfers – from Northland to Hawke’s Bay and then down to Queenstown conveniently, in privacy and comfort.

Enjoy exclusive accommodation at our Owner’s Cottages – the epitome of luxurious hospitality across all three of our New Zealand lodges. Our private residences are perfectly positioned to take every advantage of unrivalled views, with incredible ocean and mountain landscapes, and privacy and luxury in abundance.

Upon your arrival into Auckland International Airport, you will be met by a Twin Bell helicopter which will fly you an hour north to The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. Here, you will be greeted with a traditional Māori welcome, a unique and often moving, New Zealand cultural experience. While staying at the Kauri Cliffs Owner’s Cottage, you’ll see New Zealand at its best, while engaging in a variety of recreational pursuits.

We suggest land-based fishing, a barbeque on our private Pink Beach, a tour of the vast farmland by quad bike, an all-day sailing or motor launch cruise and a round of golf on the Kauri Cliffs Par 72 PGA Championship golf course, with our resident golf professional.After a memorable three-night stay at Kauri Cliffs, enjoy a scenic flight back to Auckland Airport before transferring to a private aircraft for your journey to Hawke’s Bay – home to The Farm at Cape Kidnappers.

We will be waiting for you from Napier Airport in a charming vintage car, in which you will travel through the art deco capital of the world, and onwards, for an exclusive wine tour.

After visiting some of New Zealand’s most famed wineries and sampling their best offerings, it is time for your arrival at the elegant Owner’s Cottage at Cape Kidnappers. Settle in and orientate before sampling a delicious farm-to-table gourmet experience that evening.Your three-night stay at Cape Kidnappers includes a Can-Am adventure across the vast property, a round of golf with the lodge’s resident golf professional and a kiwi discovery walk, where you will see New Zealand’s endangered native kiwi bird in its natural habitat.

On day seven, you leave Cape Kidnappers, and travel by private aircraft to Queenstown where a luxury car awaits to transfer you a short distance to the Kawarau River. On arrival, you will board a jet boat for a high speed, thrilling ride down the river to Lake Wakatipu, past the centre of Queenstown, and then on to your destination, Matakauri Lodge. On arrival, settle into the boutique Owner’s Cottage and take in the truly impressive and majestic mountain vistas that will be a spectacular feature of your stay.

Throughout your three-day visit, experience the very best that this unique region has to offer with a helicopter wine tour, a picnic atop a mountain peak and a day exploring the bustling and charming alpine town of Queenstown. If you have ten days for this truly remarkable Robertson Lodges journey, this is undoubtedly the ultimate luxury tour of New Zealand. 

Package rates are quoted per person, per night, based on double or twin occupancy. All rates are quoted in New Zealand dollars, exclusive of 15% Goods and Services Tax (GST). A two-night minimum stay is required during the high season (December 15 2020 – March 31 2021). Packages are subject to change and availability.

PACKAGE DETAILS
3Days 1-4: The Lodge At Kauri Cliffs, Matauri Bay, Bay Of Islands - Owner's Cottage
Fly into Auckland International Airport where a Twin Bell helicopter will fly you an hour north to The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs where you will be greeted with a traditional Maori welcome. While staying at the Kauri Cliffs Owner’s Cottage, you will experience New Zealand at its best, including a spot of land-based fishing, exquisite barbeque on Kauri Cliffs’ private Pink Beach, a tour of the vast farmland by quad bike, an all-day Bay of Island sailing or motor launch cruise, a round of golf on Kauri Cliffs’ Par 72 PGA Championship golf course with the lodge’s resident golf professional.
3Days 4-7: The Farm At Cape Kidnappers, Hawke’s Bay - Owner's Cottage
Enjoy in a scenic flight from Kauri Cliffs to Auckland Airport, before transferring to a private aircraft to continue to Hawke’s Bay wine country and the home of The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. Travel from the Napier Airport in a mint condition vintage car through the Art Deco Capital of the World and onwards for an exclusive winery tour. Arrive at Cape Kidnappers elegant Owner’s Cottage ready to indulge in delicious farm-to-table cuisine. At Cape Kidnappers, you will also enjoy a Can-Am Property Exploration, a round of golf with the lodge’s resident golf professional and a Kiwi Discovery Walk, where you will see New Zealand’s native kiwi bird.
3Days 7-10: Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown - Owner's Cottage
Your private aircraft will land in Queenstown as a luxury car awaits. Travel a short distance to Kawarau River before boarding a jet boat transfer that will take you down the river to Lake Wakatipu, past the centre of Queenstown and directly to the incredible Matakauri Lodge. Settle into the palatial Owner’s Cottage and absorb the truly impressive and imposing mountain vista. Experience all that Queenstown and Central Otago has to offer with a Heli Wine by Invitation Tour, take to the air again for a Fiordland Heli Explore, picnic on a mountain peak and spend a day in the bustling alpine town of Queenstown.

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