Please view our list of established members of Heritage and Character Inns below.
Weston House luxury accommodation Christchurch

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For all touring information - everything you would want to know.Itineraries,activities,sites to visit.Priority is given to Qualmark licensed accommodation types and Endorsed activites.Also lists trade opportunities and immigration information.


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New Zealand Tours and Accommodation. Offering a wide range of flexible New Zealand Tours.    New Zealand Tours and Accommodation. Offering a wide range of flexible New Zealand Tours.

             A nationwide group of over 30 Members offering Qualmark graded 5 star Guest and Hosted Accommodation

A group of 32 owner/operator Qualmark 5 Star Guest & Hosted properties who will give you every assistance to ensure you get the most enjoyment from stays in their regions.

North Island

Bay of Islands - Pawhaoa Bay Lodge

Kerikeri - Bed of Roses

Auckland - Cotter House

Auckland - Stafford Villa

Waiheke Island - Te Whau Lodge

Great Barrier Island - Earthsong Lodge

Coromandel Peninsula - Colleith Lodge

Katikati - Matahui Lodge                                                                         

Rotorua - Nicara Lakeside Lodge

Taupo - Point View Lodge

Napier - Breckenridge Lodge

Palmerston North - Hiwinui Country Estate

Paraparaumu - Sudbury Heights

Wairarapa - Summit Lodge

South Island

Picton- McCormick House

Blenheim - Old St Mary's Convent

Abel Tasman - The Resurgence

Nelson - Shelbourne Villa

Murchison - Owen River Lodge


Hanmer Springs - Fontainebleau

Christchurch - The Weston House

Christchurch - Clearview Lodge

Akaroa - Maison de la Mer

Hokitika - Rimu Lodge

Twizel/Mount Cook - Matuka Lodge

Oamaru - Pen y Bryn Lodge

Wanaka - Cardrona Terrace

Queenstown - Remarkables Lodge

Queenstown - Evergreen Lodge

Dunedin - Fletcher Lodge

   Official website for the Christchurch and Canterbury region.

Jack Tregear Tours
Personally guided tours of historic Lyttleton & Christchurch.

New Zealand's Information Network
Comprehensive directory of NZ sites.

     Exclusive 5 star accommodation throughout both islands of New Zealand

5 Star Accommodation with unique views, boutique ambiance, cuisine, service, special offers, packages, exceptional hospitality and that extra special attention to detail that makes each individually unique in their own right.


Northland - Waipoua Lodge -
Waiheke Island - Te Whau Lodge -
Coromandel - Colleith Lodge -
Waitomo - Kamahi Cottage -
Taupo - Tauhara Sunrise -
Rotorua - Hamurana Lodge -
Napier - Breckenridge Lodge -
Palmerston North - Hiwinui Country Estate -


Blenheim - The Peppertree -
Nelson - Bronte Lodge -
Nelson Lakes - Owen River Lodge -
North Canterbury - Claremont Country Escape -
Christchurch - The Worcester -
Christchurch - The Weston House -
Akaroa - Maison de la Mer -
Mount Cook - Matuka Lodge -
Queenstown - Pencarrow -
Alexandra - Rocky Range Lodge
Dunedin - Corstorphine House -

The  list below contains links to a number of accommodation providers, all of whom are or have been established members of Heritage and Character Inns. We hope you find these of use in your travels around New Zealand:


Amerissit Luxury Accommodation
Amerissit is an architecturally designed bed and breakfast offering luxury accommodation in Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand.
Braemar Lodge
Auckland Bed and Breakfast Accommodations, New Zealand.
Cotter House
Experience a warm welcome at Cotter House and feel pampered in the wonderful historical surroundings.
Relax in fabulous 5-star accommodation and enjoy the refined hospitality of your host.

Great Ponsonby Bed & Breakfast
Stay in Auckland at the Great Ponsonby Bed & Breakfast in Ponsonby. This boutique hotel offers B&B accommodation in the historic heart of Auckland city, New Zealand.
Peace and Plenty Inn
The Peace and Plenty Inn is a magnificently restored Victorian villa (circa 1880), situated in an unbeatable waterfront location in the heart of the historic maritime village of Devonport.
Seafields Luxury Accommodation
A waterfront retreat on the shores of the Hauraki Gulf, offering secluded, peaceful accommodation, just half an hour from Auckland City by car orferry.
Stafford Villa
Luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in this beautiful heritage listed building in Auckland New Zealand.
Tangaroa Waiheke Island
Are you looking for an idyllic retreat and something special. Tangaroa has been rated by Tourism New Zealand and Qualmark as 5 star boutique accommodation under the guest and hosted section.
Te Whau Lodge
Te Whau Lodge - Waiheke Island, New Zealand.
The Ridge Country Lodge
The Ridge Country Lodge offers luxury bed and breakfast (b and b) accommodation in Puhoi, North Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand (NZ).
The Saltings Estate
Friendly, comfortable, and relaxed bed and breakfast accommodation by the water at The Saltings, Sandspit, New Zealand.

Bay of Plenty

Hamurana Lodge : Luxury Hotel Accommodation Rotorua New Zealand NZ

If you are looking for luxury hotel accommodation Hamurana Lodge in Rotorua, New Zealand (NZ) offers executive suites along with a variety of special hotel packages for your holiday / vacation.

Christchurch, Canterbury

Cheltenham House
Cheltenham House offers a relaxed bed and breakfast sojourn in the heart of Hanmer Springs alpine village. Breakfasts are brought to you in your room, or on the terrace, overlooking the park-like grounds.
Clearview Lodge
Enjoy NZ luxury lodge accommodation near Clearwater golf course in Christchurch New Zealand.
Elm Tree House
Christchurch bed and breakfast accommodation in an elegant 1920's setting.
Hadleigh Boutique Accommodation
Hadleigh, an Arts and Crafts style home, offers five star luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in Christchurch, NZ.
Maison de la Mer
Maison de la Mer - elegant, romantic, waterfront, luxury B&B Inn accommodation in Akaroa.
Mill Cottage
Mill Cottage is an historic cottage in Akaroa that has been beautifully preserved, whilst at the same time offering all the conveniences expected by discerning travellers.
Rippinvale Retreat
Rippinvale Country Retreat is 2 minutes drive and an easy 10 minute flat walk from the lovely Hanmer Springs alpine village, restaurants and shops, and its famous thermal reserve
Taunton Gardens Cottages
Awarded a 5 STAR Qualmark Award recently, it is time to escape to Taunton Gardens and indulge yourself with peace and quiet. At Taunton Gardens, the roar of urban life is replaced by the gentle melodies of nature’s little musicians.
The Gates Country Lodge
The perfect setting from which to explore North Canterbury. This historic homestead in North Canterbury is situated on the Alpine Pacific Triangle between Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura on the banks of the Mason River and is one and a half hours north of Christchurch by car.
The Weston House
THE WESTON HOUSE is a well known Christchurch landmark and was built for George Weston, a prominent Christchurch Lawyer, to a design by Architect Cecil Woods.
The Worcester of Christchurch Bed & Breakfast
Worcester bed and breakfast accommodation in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Worcester is uniquely situated in the heart of the city, opposite The Arts Centre.
Wilderness House
Provides bed and breakfast, Enjoy your stay in a beautiful historic home and garden, now lovingly restored with Old World charm and modern conveniences offering quality accommodation.

Dunedin, Coastal Otago, Southland

Five Rivers Retreat
Five Rivers Bed and Breakfast provides luxurious accommodation centrally located between Te Anau and Queenstown, Southland New Zealand.
Fletcher Lodge
Located just a few minutes walk from the hub of the city, Fletcher Lodge offers luxury accommodation in an atmosphere of restrained elegance while providing the ultimate in contemporary comfort and modern facilities.

Highland Peaks Luxury Lodge
A small elegant Lodge specialising in personal service and fine hospitality, centrally located between Dunedin and the airport.
Lisburn House
Lisburn House is easily found 3 minutes drive south of the "Octagon", Dunedin's City Centre
Nisbet Cottage
Small group guided wildlife tours (Natures Guides Otago) & superior accommodation for the discerning nature lover in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Sails Ashore Boutique Luxury Homestay
Sails Ashore was opened in Dec 2004 as a boutique luxury bed & breakfast and offers a perfect base for exploring Stewart Island.
Tighnafeile House
Luxury Accommodation in New Zealand, Timaru.


Knapdale Eco Lodge

Set amongst 32 hectares of rural, forest and pastureland, this elegant Eco Lodge provides a country retreat in Gisborne on the beautiful East Coast of the North Island.  There are two beautifully appointed guest rooms, one with ensuite the other with private bathroom.  Hosts Kay and Kees provide a warm and comfortable atmosphere and Kay’s cooking is simply superb! 


Hawke's Bay

Endsleigh Cottages
For the most exciting and informative underwater adventure in the country, come to the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
Mornington Boutique Lodge
Mornington Boutique Lodge on Napier Hill, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

Lake Taupo, Ruapehu

Tairoa Lodge
Welcome to Tairoa Lodge, situated on the edge of Tongariro National Park.
Tauhara Sunrise Lodge
Tauhara Sunrise Lodge New Zealand offers luxury lodge accommodation with a casual home-away-from-home ambience and stunning views of Lake Taupo.
Taupo Garden Lodge
Our boutique lodge offers luxury bed and breakfast accommodation set amidst a private 3 acre garden one mile from the Lake Taupo township in the Central Plateau of New Zealand (NZ).
Wharewaka Lodge
Wharewaka Lodge offers Taupo Luxury Accommodation situated in gorgeous landscaped gardens. This serene, pleasant environment provides the perfect Taupo Accommodation.


Kulnine Homestead
Kulnine Homestead - premier accommodation in Kaikoura.
McCormick House
McCormick House provides a subtle, tasteful balance of historic charm with every modern convenience provided. One of the finest and Picton's only Qualmark five star guest and hosted accommodation.
Miharotia House
Luxury Kaikoura B&B accommodation Mihorotia offers luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in Kaikoura in the South Island of New Zealand.
Mudbrick Lodge
Mudbrick Lodge is an idyllic base from which to explore the attractions of New Zealand's famous Marlborough Sounds and Nelson regions.
The Peppertree Bed and Breakfast
Luxury New Zealand bed and breakfast accommodation, The Peppertree is situated in sunny Blenheim.


Bronte Lodge
Luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in Nelson, New Zealand at Bronte Lodge.
Korimako Lodge
Luxury lodge accommodations Nelson New Zealand.
Muritai Manor
Quality bed and breakfast accommodation privately situated in semi-rural environment, close to Nelson city, New Zealand.
Shelbourne Villa
Shelbourne Villa: Bed and breakfast accommodation in Nelson, New Zealand, central location close to town and activities.
Wairepo House
Wairepo House boutique country lodge offers five star luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in the stunning Nelson region of New Zealand (NZ).

Southern Lakes

Balmoral Lodge
Queenstown is Balmoral has views to die for and the owners will spoil you rotten.
Lake Tekapo Grandview
Lake Tekapo Grandview offers luxury bed and breakfast accommodation with stunning Lake and Alpine views.
Matuka Lodge
Specifically designed for those seeking the highest level of comfort, Matuka Lodge provides luxury accommodation
that will ensure an exceptional stay for every guest.

Minaret Lodge
Minaret Lodge is a 5 star boutique retreat in a 2 acre park-like setting providing luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand - perfect for a winter skiing holiday or summer break.

Pencarrow Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
Pencarrow luxury bed and breakfast in Queenstown New Zealand, with great views cooked breakfast lots of guest areas.
Queenstown House
Set in the heart of New Zealand’s adventure capital, Queenstown House is the latest and
 largest boutique hotel to become a member of the prestigious Heritage and Character Inns.

Remarkables Lodge
The luxury accommodation at Remarkables Lodge provides all the facilities of a small luxury hotel but with the intimacy and hospitable
ambience of a country home, epitomising the New Zealand Luxury Lodge experience.

Te Wanaka Lodge
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Wanaka.
Wanaka Stonehouse Lodge
This luxury bed and breakfast accommodation is an oasis in Wanaka.

Taranaki, Wanganui

Nice Hotel
New Plymouths only small luxury hotel - Six luxury individual bedrooms with contemporary art,
designer bathrooms, double spa baths or massage shower, comfort and style.

Tairoa Lodge & Cottage Boutique Accommodation
Welcome to Tairoa Lodge - Capture the essence of yesteryear. Boutique Accommodation & Private Functions

The Coromandel

Bushland Park Lodge
Bushland Park Lodge, Accommodation and fine dining at its best, set in 5 acres native bush.
Colonial Homestay
Come and visit us in our Colonial Homestay situated in Tairua in New Zealand's picturesque Coromandel Penninsular.
We provide you with top class accomodation with a kiwi style breakfast.
We're centrally located to give you handy access to all of the world famous attractions the Coromandel has to offer.

Villa Toscana
New Zealand luxury accommodation nestled amongst native bush overlooking the spectacular Mercury Bay on the East Coast of the Coromandel Peninsula.


Kamahi Cottage
Kamahi Cottage - luxury farmstay bed & breakfast accommodation near Waitomo, New Zealand.

Thornton House
A luxury bed and breakfast experience in Cambridge, New Zealand.

Wellington, Wairarapa

Each self-contained unit has entry via a security keypad to your own spacious lounge and dining area;
The interior reflects a country theme with European fabrics and an eclectic mix of antiques & NZ artworks.

Mount Victoria Homestay
We offer a maximum of two double rooms with ensuite and television in a luxuriously renovated Edwardian villa for discerning travellers
who desire comfort and personal hospitality of the highest quality. Staying this close to all the attractions of Wellington, you will not require transport locally.

Villa Margarita
Luxury homestay accommodation in Wellington, New Zealand.


Awatuna Homestead
Southern Alps West Coast accommodation - Awatuna Homestead, Hokitika, New Zealand.
Franz Josef Glacier Country Retreat
Our luxury accommodation is set in 200 acres of peaceful family farmland, overlooking picturesque Lake Mapourika,
only 5 minutes away from Franz Josef village.

Holly Homestead
Franz Josef Bed & Breakfast accommodation at its best Here at Holly Homestead we enjoy the glacier views and Bush Walks
 which the Westland National Park offers.

Rosewood Bed & Breakfast
Rosewood Bed & Breakfast accommodation is centrally located in Greymouth, West Coast, New Zealand.


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