Lodge at The Hills on New Zealand’s South Island
By Justine Tyerman

Before or after your trip to Franz Josef Glacier on the West Coast of New Zealand‘s South Island (4.5 hours by road or a short hop by helicopter from Queenstown Airport), LuxuryNewZealand.com recommends staying at Lodge at The Hills.

Located near Lake Hayes, 20 minutes from Queenstown and two minutes from Arrowtown, this magnificent private residence is surrounded by mountains and set on 500 acres of land adjacent to the world-renowned private Hills Golf Course, home to the New Zealand Open.

Lodge at The Hills is part of The Residence Collection by Touch of Spice, a carefully-curated portfolio of the very finest luxury accommodation available throughout New Zealand. From expansive private estates and oceanfront retreats to boutique lodges, owners’ cottages and premium homes, the residences range in price from $5,000NZD to $35,000NZD per night.

When staying in a Residence Collection property you will be lavished in luxuriously-appointed accommodation while enjoying world-class facilities and tailor-made experiences. All properties have been personally hand-selected and every aspect of your stay is meticulously considered and catered to. The Residences also provide a range of in-house inclusions, such as private chefs, daily housekeeping, private wine collections, art collections, butler service and in-residence spa treatments.

To read more about my Franz Josef Glacier experience, check out my story on LuxuryNewZealand.com.


Contributing Editor Justine Tyerman is an award-winning travel writer, journalist and sub-editor from Gisborne, New Zealand, with 20 years’ experience in newspaper and freelance work. Check out her work at www.just-write.co.nz and Tyerman’s Travels Facebook.