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New Luxury Hotel Openings in Australia and New Zealand

New Luxury Hotel Openings in Australia and New Zealand

The Lindis Pods, Ahuriri Valley – New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand have welcomed a collection of new resorts, hotels, private villas and luxury lodges in recent months.  Here, we’ve put together a collection of some of the hottest new luxury hotel openings across Australia and New Zealand:


Hot new hotel openings in New Zealand

The Lindis Pods, Ahuriri Valley – South Island

The new mirrored Pods at the Lindis blend seamlessly into the landscapes they showcase through the floor to ceiling glass walls on three sides. Enjoying 180 degree views, each of the three Pods offer king bedding, a luxury ensuite and wrap around private decking with a hot tub, best enjoyed under the star-filled southern skies. Each pod accommodates two indulged guests who also enjoy all the facilities and services of the Lindis Lodge.

Lindis pods luxury accommodation in Ahuriri Valley New Zealand

The Residences at Kauri Cliffs, near Bay of Islands – North Island

One of New Zealand’s most iconic luxury lodges welcomes the addition of three new four-bedroom Residences, perfect for family or friends travelling together. Offering spacious and sophisticated accommodation for up to eight guests (in four king-sized bedrooms with ensuite), each individually designed and decorated residence also offers spacious living and dining areas, a full modern kitchen, private outdoor decks and swimming pool. In addition, guests also enjoy access to all of Kauri Cliff’s lodge facilities and experiences – providing all the comforts of home with the indulgences of a luxury lodge.  Twice daily servicing, evening canapes, dinner and breakfast are also included with a stay at Kauri Cliffs’ new Residences.

the new Residences at Kauri Cliffs views and luxury accomodation New Zealand

The Folly Eden House, near Nelson – South Island

Nestled in the tranquil Orinoco Valley, on 50 private acres, Edenhouse country retreat has long been synonymous with the very finest New Zealand hospitality. The new Folly garden cottage completes the property’s collection of three private suites. Finished and furnished in understated luxury, the pretty one-bedroom cottage offers spacious accommodation for two with indoor and outdoor sitting areas surrounded by picturesque private gardens.

Various views of the new Folly luxury accommodation at Edenhouse New Zeaalnd

New Luxury hotel openings in Australia

Taronga Wildlife Retreat, Sydney

Wake up face to face with iconic Australian animals or to Sydney harbour and city skyline views at the new Wildlife Retreat at Taronga. Enjoy exclusive after-hours touring and personalised animal encounters, savour gourmet meals showcasing Australian native ingredients and sleep easy knowing you have contributed to the Taronga Conservation Society’s conservation initiatives.

Views of new Taronga Wildlife Retreat Luxury Accommodation in Sydney Australia

Elysian Retreat, Whitsundays – Great Barrier Reef

Accessible with a short heli transfer from Hamilton Island, Elysian Retreat’s ten adults-only (16 years +) oceanfront bungalows combine blissful barefoot luxury and off-the-grid sustainability. With daily yoga sessions, top-to-toe spa treatments, a range of outdoor activities (snorkelling, kayaking, hiking and more) and all-inclusive gourmet dining – rest, relaxation and rejuvenation come easily at Elyissian.

Views of Elysian Retreat the new barefoot luxury accommodation in Australia's Whitsundays

Lilypad, Palm Beach – Sydney

Just a short seaplane flight from the city, Lilypad floats gently on the sparkling waterways of Sydney’s northern beaches. The unique solar-powered private villa for two, provides a king-size loft bedroom, bathroom, separate lounge with fireplace and entertainment systems, wrap around outdoor decking with dining and lounging areas. Resting just moments from Palm Beach, there are a number of fabulous local restaurants to enjoy, or premium self-catering hampers can also be provided. Champagne and canapes on arrival, daily breakfast and fine wines from the Lilypad premium cellar are included with every stay. Whilst Lilypad guests have a small boat to explore the area (beaches, coves, walks and more) and dine at local restaurants independently, a skippered tender and concierge service is also available throughout their stay.

Views of Lilypad a luxury private villa for two in Sydney Australia

Read on for more great new accommodation Down Under including Mt Mulligan (Far North Queensland Outback) and Nukutepipi (French Polynesia) .. and see what else is in store for 2020 with fabulous new hotels, events, experiences and flight connections to round off the perfect tailor made vacation in Australia.

Contact your Southern Crossings Travel Designer for more great travel tips and insights to curate a personalised vacation in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

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