Taupo Sights & Activities

Fly & boat fishing

Golf (2 international courses)

Thermal parks & spas

Tongariro National Park


Scenic cruises & flights

Whitewater rafting


Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Quad biking

Skydiving & bungy jumping

Cafes & Restaurants

Art galleries

Boutique shopping

Wineries & wine tastings

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Heritage and Character Inns Member Sites

  • New Zealand

    • Auckland

      • Cotter House:
        Experience a warm welcome at Cotter House and feel pampered in the wonderful historical surroundings. Relax in fabulous 5-star accommodation and enjoy the refined hospitality of your host.
      • Great Ponsonby Bed & Breakfast:
        Stay in Auckland at the Great Ponsonby Bed & Breakfast in Ponsonby. This boutique hotel offers B&B accommodation in the historic heart of Auckland city, New Zealand.
      • Peace and Plenty Inn:
        The Peace and Plenty Inn is a magnificently restored Victorian villa (circa 1880), situated in an unbeatable waterfront location in the heart of the historic maritime village of Devonport.
      • The Saltings Estate:
        Friendly, comfortable, and relaxed bed and breakfast accommodation by the water at The Saltings, Sandspit, New Zealand.
    • Christchurch, Canterbury

      • Cheltenham House:
        Cheltenham House offers a relaxed bed and breakfast sojourn in the heart of Hanmer Springs alpine village. Breakfasts are brought to you in your room, or on the terrace, overlooking the park-like grounds.
      • Clearview Lodge : Christchurch:
        Enjoy NZ luxury lodge accommodation near Clearwater golf course in Christchurch, New Zealand.
      • Hadleigh Boutique Accommodation:
        Hadleigh, an Arts and Crafts style home, offers five star luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in Christchurch, NZ.
      • Maison de la Mer:
        Maison de la Mer - elegant, romantic, waterfront, luxury B&B Inn accommodation in Akaroa.
      • Rippinvale Retreat:
        Rippinvale Country Retreat is 2 minutes drive and an easy 10 minute flat walk from the lovely Hanmer Springs alpine village, restaurants and shops, and its famous thermal reserve.
      • The Weston House : Luxury B & B Lodge Accommodation in Christchurch New Zealand:
        The Weston House is Christchurch's most significant historic homestead. Five star luxury accommodation in a Georgian Mansion is a rare treat in Australasia, and an experience not to be missed.
      • The Worcester of Christchurch Bed & Breakfast :
        Worcester bed and breakfast accommodation in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Worcester is uniquely situated in the heart of the city, opposite The Arts Centre.
    • Dunedin, Coastal Otago, Southland

      • Five Rivers Retreat:
        Five Rivers Bed and Breakfast provides luxurious accommodation centrally located between Te Anau and Queenstown, Southland New Zealand.
      • Fletcher Lodge:
        Located just a few minutes walk from the hub of the city, Fletcher Lodge offers luxury accommodation in an atmosphere of restrained elegance while providing the ultimate in contemporary comfort and modern facilities.
      • Garvan Homestead:
        Boutique hotel boasting accommodation of the highest standards and a fine dining restaurant that is highly regarded by both guests and locals alike.
    • Lake Taupo, Ruapehu

    • Marlborough

      • Kulnine Homestead:
        Kulnine Homestead - premier accommodation in Kaikoura.
      • McCormick House:
        McCormick House provides a subtle, tasteful balance of historic charm with every modern convenience provided. One of the finest and Picton's only Qualmark five star guest and hosted accommodation.
      • The Peppertree: Blenheim:
        Luxury New Zealand bed and breakfast accommodation, The Peppertree is situated in sunny Blenheim.
    • Nelson

      • Muritai Manor:
        Quality bed and breakfast accommodation privately situated in semi-rural environment, close to Nelson city, New Zealand.
      • Shelbourne Villa:
        Shelbourne Villa: Bed and breakfast accommodation in Nelson, New Zealand, central location close to town and activities.
    • Northland

      • Cliff Edge By the Sea:
        With only four guest bedrooms Cliff Edge by the Sea provides a unique accommodation experience in the Bay of Islands, combining the warmth and comfort of a private residence with the sophistication of a boutique hotel.
      • Heron Hill Hospitality :
        Boutique bed and breakfast accommodation in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands. Luxury 4 star plus accommodation with extensive water views and fine cuisine in a character home near the vibrant Kerikeri Village.
      • Titore Lodge:
        Titore Lodge offers exclusive, very private, accommodation in Russell in the Bay of Islands.
    • Rotorua

      • Pukeko Landing:
        Revitalise your spirit in the serenity and seclusion of your own private haven overlooking the tranquil Otumutu lagoon. Pukeko Landing presents an intimate brush with nature where flora and fauna abound. Immerse yourself in the silent beauty that surrounds you or enjoy one of the many activities this pristine environment has to offer.
    • Southern Lakes

      • Balmoral Lodge:
        Queenstown is Balmoral Lodge...it has views to die for and the owners will spoil you rotten.
      • Minaret Lodge:
        Minaret Lodge is a 5 star boutique retreat in a 2 acre park-like setting providing luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand - perfect for a winter skiing holiday or summer break.
      • Pear Tree Cottage:
        Pear Tree Cottage is unique private holiday accommodation.
      • Pencarrow Bed and Breakfast Accommodation:
        Pencarrow luxury bed and breakfast in Queenstown New Zealand, with great views cooked breakfast lots of guest areas.
      • Remarkables Lodge:
        The luxury accommodation at Remarkables Lodge provides all the facilities of a small luxury hotel but with the intimacy and hospitable ambience of a country home, epitomising the New Zealand Luxury Lodge experience.
      • Te Wanaka Lodge:
        Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Wanaka.
    • Taranaki, Wanganui

      • Nice Hotel:
        New Plymouths only small luxury hotel - Six luxury individual bedrooms with contemporary art, designer bathrooms, double spa baths or massage shower, comfort and style.
      • Welcome To Tairoa Lodge:
        Welcome to Tairoa Lodge - Capture the essence of yesteryear.
    • The Coromandel

      • Bushland Park Lodge:
        Bushland Park Lodge, Accommodation and fine dining at its best, set in 5 acres native bush.
      • Colonial Homestay:
        Come and visit us in our Colonial Homestay situated in Tairua in New Zealand's picturesque Coromandel Penninsular. We provide you with top class accomodation with a kiwi style breakfast. We're centrally located to give you handy access to all of the world famous attractions the Coromandel has to offer.
      • Umoya Lodge:
        Umoya Lodge New Zealand, luxury accommodation, a quality retreat nested on Mount Rataroa near Thames.
      • Villa Toscana:
        New Zealand luxury accommodation nestled amongst native bush overlooking the spectacular Mercury Bay on the East Coast of the Coromandel Peninsula.
    • Waikato

      • Huntington Stables:
        Huntington Stables is a peaceful country retreat offering hih quality, luxurious accommodation only minutes from Cambridge in the heart of the Waikato in New Zealand.
    • Wellington, Wairarapa

      • Briarwood:
        Each self-contained unit has entry via a security keypad to your own spacious lounge and dining area; The interior reflects a country theme with European fabrics and an eclectic mix of antiques & NZ artworks.
    • Westland

      • Pukeko Landing:
        Revitalise your spirit in the serenity and seclusion of your own private haven overlooking the tranquil Otumutu lagoon. Pukeko Landing presents an intimate brush with nature where flora and fauna abound. Immerse yourself in the silent beauty that surrounds you or enjoy one of the many activities this pristine environment has to offer.

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