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Helena Bay Lodge, North Island, New Zealand
Hosting just five couples (or one private party), Helena Bay Lodge in the northeast corner of New Zealand’s North Island is a delightfully intimate and idiosyncratic stay. The inspiration for the buildings came from an internationally curated collection of architecture, and enormous care has been taken to ensure that the designs are ageless. Guests will enjoy exploring the main house which comes with an impressive assortment of artwork from the owner’s private collection – including rare Miro prints.
In the northeast corner of New Zealand's North Island lies Helena Bay Lodge. The property sits along three kilometres of pristine coastline, offering four private beaches and many intimate coves in what National Geographic Traveler Magazine ranked as one of the World’s Top Rated Islands, Coastlines and Beaches.
Helena Bay Lodge boasts a main lodge and five luxurious villa suites featuring spacious balconies overlooking Helena Bay beach and the ocean beyond. Each room offers amenities including marble bathrooms, beautiful tapestries, and complimentary Leica binoculars to take in the wildlife in the sky and at sea.
Head Chef Michele Martino hails from Italy’s Michelin-starred Ristorante Don Alfonso. Delicious lamb and Wagyu beef come direct from the on-site farm. Home-grown organic vegetables, fruit and herbs fill the menu, and there are eight beehives.
There’s a sumptuous spa and an outdoor pool. For those looking to get active, there’s a tennis court, hiking trails, and biking routes down to the beach.
Location & Getting There
Helena Bay Lodge lies in the northeast corner of New Zealand’s North Island, along three kilometres of pristine coastline. Daily flights go between Auckland International Airport and Whangarei Airport, a 40-minute drive from Helena Bay. The property is also accessible by private helicopter in just 45-minutes from Auckland Airport.
Helena Bay Lodge boasts a main lodge and sumptuous two- and three-villa suites accommodating up to 10 guests. The opulent suites all feature spacious balconies overlooking Helena Bay beach and the ocean beyond. Each room offers exquisite amenities including marble mosaic bathrooms, imported linens and tapestries, and complimentary Leica binoculars to take in the wildlife in the sky and at sea.
At Helena Bay Lodge there's a wide variety of activities available. For those looking to relax, there's a sumptuous spa and an outdoor pool. For those looking to get active, there's a tennis court, hiking trails and biking routes down to the beach. There are also alpacas, donkeys and cattle to meet on land, and an incredible population of exotic creatures beneath the sea. When you don’t feel like venturing too far, you can take advantage of the incredible options on site, marvelling at the private art collection or enjoying a drink around the outdoor fire pit under the stars.
Children are welcome at Helena Bay Lodge.