Surrounded by the stunning blue waters of the Hauraki Gulf, this five-star hotel has just four suites and two apartments. The location is enviable, overlooking the panorama of Owhanake Bay; views you can take in while lingering over your gourmet breakfast. The spa is especially welcoming, with a full range of tempting treatments.
An island retreat just 35 minutes from Auckland by ferry. Although a few thousand people live there, day trippers swell the ranks, heading over for the great beaches as well as some fantastic little wineries.