New Zealand: A South Pacific Paradise

Use this travel guide to Wellington and Queenstown to plan your New Zealand vacation

By Stephanie Stephens
Seats just 22.Learn more about this restaurant The Winehouse & Kitchen: In Gibbston, next to the Kawaru Bungy Bridge, the Winehouse & Kitchen offers contemporary cuisine in an old farmhouse, including tastings and yummy wine-matching platters.Learn more about The Winehouse & Kitchen Where to StayArrowfield Apartments: These 22 brand-new luxury apartments offer amenities such as a heated indoor lap pool, tennis court, and gym.Make a reservation at the Arrowfield Apartments Azur Lodge: These gorgeous villas offer beautiful views, luxurious design, excellent service, and attention to detail.See more about the Azur Lodge The Spire: Home of the Inspire restaurant, this cool and sleek modern hotel stands out from New Zealand’s many outdoorsy lodges.Take a peek at The Spire’s 10 guest rooms Eichardt’s: This smart, luxe, private boutique hotel sits right on Lake Wakatipu, so it’s close to the action.Learn about Eichardt’s intriguing history Lakeviews Villa: This three-bedroom house is ideal for families or couples traveling together.View photos of this beautiful vacation house Remarkables Lodge: Billed as Queenstown’s "original luxury lodge," this beautifully located retreat is discreet and exclusive.Check out the activities available at the Remarkables Lodge White Shadows Country Inn: This secluded bed-and-breakfast located at base of Coronet Peak is just a short distance away from Queenstown and is full of romantic appeal.See photos of the White Shadows Country Inn Sofitel: The first from this brand in New Zealand, this Sofitel is located in the heart of Queenstown and features 82 rooms and suites, most with mountain or lake views. Check out the "art" in the famous men’s room when no one’s in it!Learn more about the Sofitel Queenstown Originally published on, September 2006.

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