Soak in the scenery

To our absolute dismay, summer is now on the way out. However, there is a silver lining to every cloud. Hooray for the end of mosquito season. So, to celebrate that, Booking.com has compiled a list of dreamy New Zealand locations that feature an outdoor bath, so you can bathe in comfort whilst reminiscing on all your favourite summer memories (without that buzzing in your ear). What better way to enjoy the last of the summer wine - perhaps quite literally, with a cheeky glass in the tub?

Eco Villa - Christchurch

Rest – Inspire – Grow – that’s the ethos at Eco Villa in Christchurch. Rest in the tranquil atmosphere that Eco Villa generates with its homey bedrooms and serene outdoor setting. The space encourages its guests to support a greener future and sustainable living. Grow your knowledge on permaculture and spend time with the Eco Villa’s resident edible garden that flourishes with organic produce. And, of course, sit back and chill in the beautiful outdoor bath after a productive day of eco-education.

Nikau Sanctuary – Raglan

Located in the surfing capital of New Zealand is Nikau Sanctuary; accommodation created to replicate a traditional Mongolian ‘round house’ – better known as a yurt. With a cosy atmosphere and friendly, hospitable hosts, you’ll feel right at home. The opulent furnishings on the inside and luxurious spa bath outside, coupled with the relaxed vibes of the location, result in a holiday that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Magic Cottage - Takou River

Fancy a glass of bubbles whilst sitting on a sun-deck looking out over Takou River? Located on the river bank, Magic Cottage is surrounded by beautiful Pohutakawa trees and lush New Zealand forest. Magic Cottage has been designed to be the perfect romantic escape, complete with a dreamy outdoor tub - big enough for two 😉. So, what are you waiting for, dive in.

Clifton Glamping – Hawke’s Bay

Luxury with a hint of rustic, Clifton Glamping offers a secret outdoor getaway just 20 minutes from Havelock North. The picturesque bath is lit up by (highly instagrammable) camping lanterns. With the soothing sounds of the nearby river, this is the ideal spot to soak, stargaze and chill. If you’re looking for an indulgent daytime excursion, then head to the award-winning Elephant Hill winery which is located nearby (convenient!).

Annandale Coastal Seascape - Akaroa

Located within a private bay, Annandale Coastal Seascape is a modern retreat providing peace and quiet with unbelievable views. Relax in the outdoor bath and take in the stunning vista of the private bay. Annandale Coastal Seascape is the ultimate getaway for anyone needing to escape the busy realities of life and unwind.

The Apple Pickers’ Cottages - Mapua Village, Nelson

This secluded cottage is surrounded by stunning mountain, orchard and vineyard views, offering the opportunity to snap a scenic shot at every corner. The interior of the cottage showcases a funky 1960’s vibe. The cottage is well equipped with books, board games, and magazines to lazily enjoy. For the thrill seekers, paddle boarding, kayaking, caving, kite boarding and sky diving options are all nearby.