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Royal Retreats - Welcome to New Zealand's Luxury Lodges

Stay on a working vineyard just an hour's drive from Auckland at Takatu, which is also close to stunning beaches.

With vaulted wooden ceilings, log fires and lots of stone and marble, the lodge has four stylish suites landscaped into the surroundings.

Enjoy a supper platter in your suite or head off to a local restaurant for dinner.