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Why we like it
- Ultimate maritime retreat overlooking New Zealand's Bay of Islands
- Just five world class villas set within a 75 acre estate
- Villas display a minimal and contemporary design
- Enjoy a specially designed menu of your choice prepared in your own private villa
- Activities range from big game fishing and scenic cruises to mountain biking and helicopter flights
Be treated to a day of luxury and adventure aboard the majestic Cool Change. This stunning catamaran is fully equipped for everything from a romantic cruise for two, right through to a fun filled day for the whole family.
First experience with A&K. Intended to ask various travel companies for quotes but Vicky (Hamlin) was so good with her suggestions that we did not seek alternative quotations the suggested itinerary was excellent and helped us decide on a balanced and interesting holiday.
- GD, Windermere
Eagles Nest is a multi-award winning retreat located atop a private peninsula near the historic town of Russell. It is home to just five luxurious, modern villas;each with a minimal, contemporary design blending seamlessly with the lush outdoor landscape. All of the villas enjoy a private Jacuzzi, original artworks and spectacular views overlooking the Bay of Islands. Four of the five villas also benefit from a private heated horizon edged lap pool. Other features include ecostore amenities, a home theatre system, Wi-Fi and fully equipped gourmet kitchen.
In the evening, you can either try out the restaurants of Russell and the surrounding area or allow the talented resident personal chef to whip up a meal of your choice, including venison, crayfish, lamb and more, in your own private villa. Enhance your dining experience with a glass of New Zealand red from the estate's extensive wine cellar.
Best time to be there
Summer on the north island (December to February) is ideal for outdoor pursuits with mild temperatures and hours of sunshine. Venture to the numerous ski slopes and warm up close to a crackling fire during the winter months in June to August.
Auckland (Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, daily)
26 hours, one stop
GMT +12 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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