At the base of an ancient volcano, you’ll find one of our favorite Special Stays across the world. This 100-year old ski lodge by Mt Ruapehu is heritage-listed, with awesome mountainside views and outdoor hot tubs. So lean back, close your eyes and do one of those happy sighs. Ahhhh.
You’ll only truly understand how peaceful Milford Sound is until you snooze on its waters. This overnight cruise will guide you across New Zealand’s pride and joy, filled with spectacular sights and home to seal colonies, dolphins, and even penguins, if you’re lucky.
This is the kind of place that’s redefining what a hostel can be, with super-cozy pods instead of beds, fitted with charging points and lots of soft linen. There’s a rooftop cafe and bar for chilling in-between your travel excursions, perfect for Queenstown sunsets and a cold shandy or two.