A Culinary Experience Luxury B&B
15 Seawatch Way, Atawhai, Nelson
www.a-culinary-experience.com Phone: 03 545 1706
A five star luxury property where gourmet meals are an option or you can prepare your own at an onsite cooking class. Facilities include an outdoor spa, sauna, guest lounge and library. If you're a Red Hat Society member you may have the opportunity to meet some of Nelson's "Saucy Sisters".
12 kilometres north of Kaikoura
www.hapukulodge.com Phone: 0800 KAIKOURA
At Hapuku Lodge you can camp out in style in a tree house built 10 metres above the ground in a canopy of Manuka. Walk through the olive orchard or follow the track through native bush to the beach. Luxury five star accommodation at five star prices.
34 Eely Point Road
www.minaretlodge.co.nz Phone: 03 443 1856
Minaret Lodge is a five star property that includes a Lord of the Rings themed room - Barlimans. Lord of the Rings packages are available that include accommodation, a hobbit menu and a Lord of the Rings Tour. From $405 double including breakfast.
51 Herbert Street
www.safarilodge.co.nz Phone: 0800 885 557
Safari Lodge offers five star luxury with a touch of Africa. Each of the four ensuite rooms are furnished with a hand carved four poster bed. Tariff from $280 double including breakfast. Reviewers rate the lodge highly and also suggest that Invercargill is worth more than a one night stay.