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Solitaire Lodge

Where to stay

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we have recommended for this journey.

Poronui £££££

  • New Zealand
  • Wilderness

Set in 16,000 acres of wilderness, Poronui is a historic fly-fishing, hunting and wilderness retreat. Accommodation consists of seven timber guest cabins, each with large balconies overlooking the Taharua River. In addition, Blake house offers secluded and luxurious private villa accommodation for up to 16 guests or embark on a glamping experience in one of two canvas safari tents on the banks of the river. Share stories around the fireplace with fellow guests, or over pre-dinner drinks before a hearty meal of seasonal produce.

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Huka Lodge £££££

  • New Zealand
  • Wilderness

Regularly rated as one of the world’s top retreats, Huka Lodge dates to the 1920s when it was originally a simple fishing lodge. Located on the shores of the Waikato River, a short distance from the cascading Huka Falls, this boutique lodge combines extremely comfortable accommodation with a gourmet dining experience and magical location. The 19 rooms and two cottages are furnished using antiques and historical artwork and all have bifold doors framing the wonderful river views. Facilities include a choice of swimming pools, tennis courts and plenty of experiences from fishing to cycling.

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Amy's experience of New Zealand was invaluable. Everything went like clockwork and the travel documentation and book you sent us were brilliant.

New Zealand

Excellent organisation and itinerary, very professionally put together in an attractive package. Plus a great travel app. Amy was efficient, helpful and clearly knowledgeable.

New Zealand

Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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