Heritage & Character Boutique Accommodation

Luxury Boutique Lodges, Hotels And B&Bs Accommodation New Zealand

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Featured H & C Boutique Accommodation

Quality Accommodation

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Below are some of our Featured Quality Inns throughout New Zealand.
Click on any to see more information.

The Heritage & Character New Zealand Portfolio is a collection of hosted luxury lodge accommodation, located throughout New Zealand in Historic Homes, Intimate Inns, Quaint Cottages, Boutique Lodges and Small Character Hotels.
High quality New Zealand accommodation.
Generous hospitality given graciously in luxurious surroundings.
Fine food to make your stay an experience that you will treasure.
Each Inn is inspected and accredited to ensure guests receive the highest standards of excellence for a truly memorable stay.
Special emphasis is placed on the personal interaction between the guest and the host.
Heritage & Character New Zealand Portfolio Inns are in the Qualmark ‘Boutique and Lodge’ 5 Star or ‘Bed and Breakfast’ 4+ Star / 5 Star categories. Qualmark® is New Zealand Tourism’s Official Quality Mark.
Our boutique and Lodge accommodation includes bed & breakfasts, farm and home stays, guest houses, boutique lodges, inns, country hotels or similar New Zealand lodge accommodation, providing a “home-like” or “character” aspect.
You will receive an impressive welcome from all of our boutique New Zealand lodge accommodation provide

With Heritage & Character members the tariff advertised is the tariff you will pay and normally includes breakfast and GST (tax).
There are no add ons or levies such as resort taxes, booking fees, government taxes etc.

Properties may offer optional extras such as dinners, laundry, tours etc. and some may retain the option of a credit card surcharge These will be clearly stated on each property website as per their Terms & Conditions.

“We have had the most wonderful stay at Breckenridge Lodge. The food was superb – the best we have ever experienced. Matched with exceptional wines, we we’re truly spoilt. Thank you Malcolm”
H&M Northwest – England
Sails Ashore “Brilliant!!!!!”
Everyone knows that I don’t like B&B’s; however, Iris and Peter run the best damn accommodation we’ve stayed in – in a long time. Nothing was a problem, from booking a table at the pub so we had somewhere to dine, to dropping us off and picking us up after. Their knowledge of the islands ( Stewart and Ulva ) and also knowing the people ( and in the case of Ulva the owners – who were so welcoming ) was second to none. The room was well appointed and clean – bed was comfy, heated floors in bathroom. Breakfast was great as was afternoon tea on arrival.
Oopsadaysey – Townsville, Australia
“Whoever said Invercargill was dull – this is a gem”
We recently stayed at Safari Lodge for 3 nights while my husband raced his car at Teratonga. ….. This is a lovely old home – restored from the ground up over many years by Trish and Ray. Each guest room is extremely comfortable and well equipped – everything you could possibly need and more. The garden is a picture and the locality is quiet yet central. The very best part though has to be the helpfulness, knowledge and generosity of the owners . I had a major issue with a damaged tyre – on a Sunday (!!) – but with Ray’s help and his contacts (he knows everyone in this town) we were sorted and on our way north with the minimum of delay. They are a truly amazing couple who make Safari Lodge the star of the South. Many,many thanks for a brilliant stay and returning my makeup mirror which I left behind.
Heritage1 – Auckland Central, New Zealand
Heritage & Character Boutique Accommodation New Zealand

Because such a wide range of standards, hospitality and facilities existed, we believed it was timely to introduce a high quality group of boutique accommodation properties, all dedicated to providing generous hospitality in gracious homes and memorable experinces for each guest.
We established a very select group of members located in special places all around NZ.
We continue to review and renew our membership, as worthy potential members appear on the accommodation scene.

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Sails Stewart Island Tours

Roadside Orchids

Roadside Orchids As spring progresses our roadside orchids start to appear, and become another point of interest for our "Sails" Road Tour" guests. Currently we have Corybas Iridescens appearing in quite good numbers above Butterfields Beach and...
Winter Daffs

Garden Preparation

July Chores at Sails Ashore A few days ago the weather forecast looked pretty good for several days, so we decided to start the vegetable garden preparation for spring planting. Current soil temperature is 6.4 deg C. Generally we'll plant at 10 to 11 deg C...
Sails Stewart Island Tours

Royal Spoonbill in Paterson Inlet

I first noticed the occasional Royal Spoonbill around Prices Inlet in Paterson Inlet many years ago

Winter Morning, Sails Ashore, Stewart Island

First Winter Frost

A couple of days ago we woke to a beautiful clear still Stewart Island morning.

Chathams Holiday Conclusion

God must have made the Chathams last. He had a wheelbarrow full of everything left over, and used them up here.

Summer Has Arrived, Sails Ashore, Stewart Island

Summer has Arrived

Summer Has Arrived, Sails Ashore, Stewart Island. and with summer I look forward to the more orchids appearing, both on Ulva, in our garden and around the road sides. But this year the various “Spider” have been a big disappointment.

Hookers Sealion, Sails Stewart Island Tours

Cycle of Life

Cycle of Stewart Island Life
Walking around Ulva Island with our guests at this time of year we are continually reminded that spring is traditionally when the next cycle of life gets underway

Chathams Holiday Day 3

Chatham Islands Holiday Some 500 miles to the east of New Zealand lie the Chatham Islands. Iris & I have always wanted to visit and this year we've managed to spend a week there. So this is the 3rd day of our visit       The pins and text to the right...

Chathams Holiday Day 2

Chatham Islands Holiday Some 500 miles to the east of New Zealand lie the Chatham Islands. Iris & I have always wanted to visit and this year we've managed to spend a week there. So this is the second post in the series           Our 2nd Day  September...

Stewart Island Air Transport

When I first shifted to Stewart Island in 1969 ZK-AVM was on service between Invercargill and Halfmoon Bay, as well as almost anywhere around the Fiordland and Stewart Island Coasts, and onto any inland body of water big enough.

Sails Ulva Island Tours

Ulva Island Spring Romance

across on Ulva with a couple from Auckland almost the first birds we saw was a Saddleback couple busy home building

Parakeet, Sails Tours Stewart Island

What My Camera Sees

What My Camera Sees I carry my camera with me when I'm guiding on Ulva Island, and many of the photos I take end up on the DVD we give our guests, either on the video itself, or in the large library of photos that is included.  Quite apart from the DVD the photos...
Moggy Island, Sails Tours

History Revealed

Threads of History As well as being our accommodation and tours business's public face, our web site is also a place for us to indulge our interest in our Island home. The obvious sections on birds, orchids and fungi and Ulva Island are easy to spot....

Moths and Fantails

Moths and Things Summer is moth time of year and growing up on my parents farm certainly reinforced that. Leave an inside light on and a window open and you could be assured of returning to find the room inches deep in dying Porina Moths and literally shovels full of...
Sails Ashore Lodge, Stewart Island

Winter Gardening

Winter Gardening No, we haven't dropped off the planet, nor indeed off Stewart Island. We've been busy, heads down bottoms up catching up on all sorts of chores after our last guests at Kowhai Lane & Sails Ashore left. Island Pessimism Islanders have...
Sails Tours, Stewart Island

Northern Stewart Island Scenic Flight

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight Last year in late February we chartered Stewart Island Flights for a scenic journey around Stewart Island. see blog post here.  We took good friends from Switzerland with us. While we had intended to circumnavigate the...
Sails Ulva Island Tours

Signs of Spring on Stewart Island

Signs of Spring Yesterday I checked our garden soil temperatures (see post July 31st) and already the cultivated and covered garden is 10.2 deg C, and the lawn... which is our "base" level is at 9.2 deg C. So even though technically still winter ... a...
Saddleback, Sails Stewart Island Tours

Saddleback Nesting

Spring is of course nesting season for many of our Ulva Island Birds, and Saddleback are no different.

Sails Ulva Island Kiwi Tours

Kiwi Summer

The Summer of the Kiwi This past summer has truly been one for Kiwi sightings, both on Ulva Island and around the village. I liberated some of the first kiwi to be let lose on Ulva Island back when I was ranger in '69/70, but never really saw them there again until a...

Chathams Holiday Day 5

Our last day on Pitt. But Brent had a full days exploration set up for us, and after breakfast we climbed aboard his Polaris. This little 5 seater 4 wheel drive ATV is touted as a “go anywhere”, and it did.

Sails Ulva Island Tours

Ulva Island Tours and Guests

A few days ago I took guests to Ulva Island for the 4 hour guided tour packaged with both Sails Ashore & Kowhai Lane Lodges. I sometimes feel more than a bit guilty, as I’m sure I have the best office in the world

Planning for the Future

Planning for the Future In hindsight one of the things I have most benefited from was the parts of my Forest Service training which focused on planning and management. And also how great outcomes have come out of what can only be seen as an act of faith in...
Sails Ashore, Stewart Island

Stewart Island Big Dry

La Nina Continues to Impact My posts of December 2 and December 11 about our dry summer are still relevant. The 24 mm of rain I mentioned in my second post was the last significant rainfall we've had. Since then just "dribbles". And just before Christmas...
Sails Stewart Island Tours

Where did Winter Go

Where Did Winter GoAnd Spring for that matter .....Normally winter is when Iris and I decompress after a busy season,  catch up on the chores that need doing and prepare for the coming season. We can enjoy a "lie in" and if we feel like kicking back we...
Sails Stewart Island Tours

Hiking Trails around Stewart Island

Hiking Trails around Stewart Island When I came to Stewart Island back in 1969 as Ranger one of my projects was to complete the North West Circuit hiking trail. This is an 8 day hike which takes you up the east coast of the Island past Christmas Village,...
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