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A selection of our favourite places to stay in New Zealand

Eagles Nest – Bay of Islands, North Island

Luxe escape in the Bay of Islands

Eagles Nest is a multi-award-winning retreat on a private, 75-acre peninsula overlooking New Zealand’s gorgeous Bay of Islands. Utterly peaceful and with spectacular views across the bay, you might not want to leave the seclusion of your luxury villa but for the more active traveller explore this sub-tropical paradise blessed with beaches, islands, dolphins and excellent game fishing. Read More

The Landing – Bay of Islands, North Island

Far North Escape

The Landing is a unique luxury retreat nestled among a thousand acres of beaches, native bush, farmland, bird sanctuaries and protected historic sites in the Bay of Islands in northern New Zealand. This is the landing place where Maori and European settlers first met and a great spot to relax and rejuvenate or enjoy outdoor activities. Read More

Huka Lodge – Taupo, North Island

Natures Ultimate Playground

A rich landscape of lakes, forests, waterfalls and mountains forms a stunning backdrop to this iconic New Zealand retreat in Taupo, the heart of the volcanic North Island and considered as one of the world’s top retreats. Leave the real world behind as you enter the gates of Huka Lodge on a beautiful stretch of the Waikato River. Read More

Cape Kidnappers – Hawkes Bay, North Island

A Farmstay Like No other

Cape Kidnappers sits atop rolling hills and rugged cliffs on a 6,000 acre sheep and cattle farm with spectacular sea views in Hawke’s Bay on New Zealand’s North Island. Step out from your luxurious suite to explore this rugged terrain by Can-Am as you travel to the very edges of this vast coastal property. Read More

Marlborough Lodge – nr Blenheim, South Island

Wine lovers paradise

Marlborough and the top of New Zealand's South Island is a treasure trove of food, wine, arts, culture and scenery just waiting to be explored, and The Marlborough Lodge sits right in the heart of it all. Enrich your senses as you wander through the 16 acres of sprawling gardens and out into the surrounding vineyards whilst being surrounded by birdsong, learn about the vineyard and the philosophy and passion that goes into each vintage and enjoy some of Marlborough’s mouthwatering gourmet cuisine. Steeped in history with a refreshing contemporary vibe, The Marlborough Lodge is timeless, enabling you to leave the world behind for a while. Read More

Hapuku Lodge – Kaikoura, South Island

Eco Luxe in a maritime Serengeti

Located in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Hapuku Lodge is a 5 star Eco-Retreat set on rugged coastline a few kilometers north of the eco-marine town of Kaikoura in the South Island of New Zealand. Nestled 30 feet in the air, the tree houses sit snugly at the base of the majestic Kaikoura Mountains. Read More

Split Apple Retreat – Kaiteriteri, South Island

Abel Tasman Exclusive

Split Apple Retreat is an exclusive luxury lodge and wellness retreat located on the edge of the Abel Tasman National Park at the top of the South Island. With the Abel Tasman on your doorstep, Split Apple Resort is the perfect spot to explore beautiful walking tracks, golden beaches and pristine nature by foot, kayak, or on horseback. Read More

Otahuna Lodge – nr Christchurch, South Island

Prime historic gem

Otahuna Lodge is an easy 30-minute drive from Christchurch, a perfect spot from which to explore New Zealand’s largest and most diverse province. Relax in your beautiful suite with grand architectural features, wander through 30 acres of century-old botanic gardens and enjoy superb farm to table meals with top New Zealand wines. Read More

Eichardt’s Private Hotel – Queenstown, South Island

The grand dame of Queenstown

The grand dame of Queenstown, Eichardt’s Hotel provides a collection of beautifully designed suites and apartments rich in history and the grandest views of Lake Wakatipu and surrounding mountains in the heart of Queenstown where everything is an easy stroll away. Eichardt’s Hotel provides the perfect base to suit every taste. Read More

Mahu Whenua – Wanaka, South Island

A jewel in the crown

Mahu Whenua is a luxurious high-country homestead in the middle of 55,000 hectares of some of the most iconic and dramatic natural alpine scenery just 20 minutes from Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island. Immerse yourself in one of the most majestic and pristine parts of the world and be at one with nature. Read More

Blanket Bay Lodge – near Milford South, South Island

Ultimate Alpine Escape of the Southern Alps

This stunning backcountry retreat lies on the edge of one of the greatest alpine wilderness regions in the Southern Hemisphere surrounded by some of New Zealand’s most remote and pristine Wilderness. With spectacular views over Lake Wakatipu and the soaring Southern Alps, Blanket Bay offers the perfect location for exploring everything this spectacular region has to offer and is consistently voted one of the world’s best Lodges by many prestigious publications and organizations such as Conde Nast Traveler and National Geographic. Read More

QT – Queenstown, South Island

Perfectly poised lakeside luxury

Incomparable views over crystal clear Lake Wakatipu and the Southern Alps set the scene at QT Queenstown. Sitting pretty in nature’s playground, this lush lakeside resort emulates nostalgic alpine ambiance, with all creature comforts considered. QT allows you to seamlessly immerse yourself in Queenstown's thriving and explosive culture. Read More
Eagles Nest – Bay of Islands, North Island
The Landing – Bay of Islands, North Island
Huka Lodge – Taupo, North Island
Cape Kidnappers – Hawkes Bay, North Island
Marlborough Lodge – nr Blenheim, South Island
Hapuku Lodge – Kaikoura, South Island
Split Apple Retreat – Kaiteriteri, South Island
Otahuna Lodge – nr Christchurch, South Island
Eichardt’s Private Hotel – Queenstown, South Island
Mahu Whenua – Wanaka, South Island
Blanket Bay Lodge – near Milford South, South Island
QT – Queenstown, South Island

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Elizabeth Mackintosh

Julia you did a fantastic job - everything was first class. Well organised, efficient and stress free. We all agreed it was the best holiday we've ever had. Cant wait to travel with CSC again.

Milford family

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Kim & Brad Balance

The trip exceeded my expectations and was the best family holiday I have ever had. Our children simply loved it and now I know more about African wildlife than they do about our own farm animals.

Rowntree family

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Melanie McMillan & Iain Jones

We loved it all. Our son wants to go back tomorrow. We would ALL go back again!

Laurence & Remi Cunningham

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Sheryl & Robert Taylor

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Paul Cozzi

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Jane & Robert Happell

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Tim Bradley

You can't improve on perfection. I had my best birthday and holiday with my family celebrating my 80th birthday in Africa. Everything that Julia organised was perfect and the whole trip was a highlight!

Buckingham Family

The trip of a lifetime, couldn't have dreamt of a better adventure if I tried.

Emma Jeffcoat

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Simon & Jackie Adams

Classic Safari Company has done it again! A unique experience that ticked all the boxes - wildlife, culture and dining experience. A dream come true!

Ros Wheeler

Their experience and knowledge of Africa is evident and we couldn't have been happier with the total package. This has given us a taste for Africa - now we are ready for more.

Andrew & Pip Stevens

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Miriam & Joseph Harrison

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Ron & Alison Guthrie

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Di & Kingsley Yates

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Annette Whiley

It certainly was the best trip we have EVER had. The experiences were mind blowing.  We want everyone we know to experience Africa - the animals, the people - magical.

Jo-anne & Dean Mifsud

Would do it all again and not change a moment. Best holiday ever!

The McGowan Tribe

An absolutely fantastic travel company - every one of the many trips they have organised for us over 22 years have been faultless and fabulous.

Judith & Roger Williams

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