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Helena Bay Lodge, New Zealand

What will you choose to do today? Dive into an undersea world of colourful creatures? Or saunter along a beach looking for fossils from millions of years ago?

Look around you, as you walk into Helena Bay Lodge’s main house for the first time, and you’ll notice a harmonious blend of design and architectural styles. Including historic themes taken from Waitangi’s Treaty house, the Stone Store in Kerkeri and Russell’s Pampallier Mission House. But look down and you’ll be swept back 30 million years. The floor was once part of the ocean bed and still contains ancient coral, crustacean and mollusc shells.

The rest of Helena Bay’s décor is a little more up to date. In fact, if you stay here on your luxury, tailor-made holiday to New Zealand you’ll find the lodge has a full collection of artefacts and artwork from around the world; as well as comfortable amenities, great food and a warm welcome.

Helena Bay Lodge, at a glance

  • Luxurious lodge standing beside beautiful Helena Bay with a beach and boating jetty
  • Choice of five guest rooms available in the main house and sumptuous suites stretching out along the shore – comprising three junior suites and two villa suites
  • Junior suites typically feature waterfront balconies with stunning views over the bay
  • En suite bathrooms with mosaic tiling
  • Villa suites have separate living rooms, log burning fire places and waterfront balconies
  • Fine dining Italian restaurant complemented by an extensive, well-chosen wine cellar

For leisure and pleasure

  • 25 metre heated swimming pool with sun deck
  • Well-equipped gym
  • Sauna and massage studio
  • Tennis court
  • Library and gallery wing
  • Sea fishing and diving in the spectacular Marine Reserve
  • Explore the island’s nature reserve – formed by volcanic action
  • Fossil hunting along the shoreline
  • Hiking and biking on trails through the surrounding bush
  • Paddle boarding and sea kayaking
  • Buggy rides and picnicking
  • Outdoor fire pit for sundowners and socialising

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