Five Fabulous New Zealand Getaways For Anzac Weekend

If there is one thing us Aucklanders love it’s a long weekend, and our favourite month filled with public holidays gives us every excuse to plan our last long weekend getaway – Anzac day! Take some time to unwind and pretend it’s still summertime, or embrace the cooler weather in some more snug locations. Either way pack your bags and head to one of our top five picks for an Anzac weekend getaway!

Queenstown – The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments

Everybody’s favourite picturesque escape in the South Island, Queenstown never disappoints whether it’s rain, hail or shine. The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments flaunts unforgettable views in the most luxurious form. Equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows and LCD TVs, as well as a gorgeous range of wines and fine dining from both local and international cuisine, there’s no better place to sneak away to this Anzac weekend.

Cambridge – The Magnolia

This 3-bedroom villa is a perfect sneaky getaway for a few friends this Anzac day, offering barbeque facilities, a gorgeous garden, and a spacious living area; this trendy wee place is calling your name!

Mahana – Beech Hill Mapua

Not your ordinary escape, located in Mahana, Mapua, Beech Hill is an outstanding location for somebody wanting a little bit of adventure in their getaway in a quiet forest setting surrounded by your not-so-ordinary activities. Cycle trails, mountain biking and local craft beer brewery tours just to name a few. You won’t find yourself glum with boredom this Anzac weekend!

Auckland – The Hidden Retreat

A getaway doesn’t always mean you have to go far – The Hidden Retreat in Auckland is the perfect place to unwind if you want to experience luxury in a home (barely) away from home! With a gorgeous garden and barbeque area, a beautiful spa pool on the deck and both indoor and outdoor living areas, this retreat will keep you feeling refreshed and relaxed after another long weekend.

Papamoa – Coast House Bed and Breakfast

A complimentary glass of wine and snacks on arrival, breakfast provided by a personal chef, and only an 8 minute walk from the beach, what more could you ask for? This luxury bed and breakfast is not to miss with its beautiful modern sleek design and plenty to do. Bike hire is available, or if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, guests can explore the inner harbour with the two jet-skis for hire, who wouldn’t say yes!