Following on from our blog ‘The Art Of The Digital Detox’, as promised we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 favourite New Zealand destinations. Each of these locations offer an escape from digital life, showcasing instead beautiful scenery, a sense of tranquility and the opportunity for you to peacefully reconnect and reset.
Here’s our top 10 New Zealand digital detox destinations.
*The following venues are not sponsored promotions in any way, we just really like them!
Redwood Farm, Te Puke, Bay of Plenty
This is one destination we’ve had our eye on for a while! Set next to a Puriri tree on the beautiful 200-hectare beef farm, the tiny house style cabin is small but perfectly formed. The views are what it's all about at this spot. 360-degree views capture the coastline and Mount Edgecombe. On a clear winters day, the snow-capped peak of Mount Tarawera can be seen. An outdoor hot tub, big enough for two, is the perfect place to take it all in.
Fantail Stories, Great Barrier Island
If you haven’t yet explored Great Barrier Island, this is definitely a retreat worth putting on your bucket list. The Fantail Stories cabin is nestled in amongst the bush, so you’ll feel as though you’re truly away from it all.
Te Moata Retreat Centre, Coromandel
If you’re in need of an opportunity for well-being and deep connection with self, Te Moata retreat may be the place for you. Here you’ll find a variety of community events and a programme of retreats and residential courses designed to get you back to you.
Treetops Lodge and Estate, Rotorua
Ahhh Treetops, the place to disconnect, reconnect, and find your path. This wilderness retreat hosts outdoor encounters, spa relaxation, cookery and a whole host of other activities to enrich your estate experience.
Stargazer’s Forest Retreat, Horopito, Manawatu-Wanganui
This cottage was featured in the February 2020 edition of the Air New Zealand Kia Ora inflight magazine. It’s fully self contained and offers a spacious romantic open plan living space with log fire and skylight windows for stargazing.
Authentic Log Cabin Hideaway, Milton, Otago
This log cabin is perfect if you want to stretch your legs during the day and soak in the steaming hot outdoor baths at night while enjoying the serenity and seclusion of the surrounding landscape.
Queenies Crib, Marlborough Sounds
Perched right on the water, here you can soak up sunshine and views by boat and by foot. The nearby beach is a 3-minute walk away, with the Queen Charlotte walking and cycling track just a 5-minute walk away.
Shortlands Shed, Manuka Views, Naseby, Central Otago
Experience a stunning mountain vista, with 360-degree views of the surrounding high country. A cedar wood-fired hot tub sits in a prime position to take it all in while soaking in steaming hot, fresh mountain water. At night, the view of the night sky and stars is amazing.
Split Apple Retreat, Abel Tasman National Park
Split Apple Retreat is an exclusive and intimate luxury lodge, retreat and wellness spa, set right where you’d want it to be. We need say no more!
Set in a World Heritage Area, Fiordland Lodge is a great place from which to explore Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound as well as the surrounding national park.