Delamore Lodge, the last word in style, privacy and sophistication, is located on a cliff edge on the ‘Island of Wine’, Waiheke, in New Zealand's Hauraki Gulf. Here you will find sensational beaches, fabulous restaurants and world-renowned vineyards.
The views from Delamore Lodge out over the Hauraki Gulf are unbeatable
Sublimely comfortable beds make for blissful rest and relaxation
The pool is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the views
You feel remote and secluded, but the wonders of Waiheke are not far away
Located only 30 minutes by ferry from downtown Auckland (or 5 minutes by helicopter), the design of Delamore Lodge is inspired by the Mediterranean and is shaped like a Maori fish hook, with stunning panoramic views over the traditional fishing grounds of Owhanake Beach out to the Pacific Ocean.
Each of the four guest suites has a private patio and panoramic views, even from the bath. Organic spa treatments (some developed on Waiheke Island) can be arranged in the purpose built spa suite, to relax and revive after a day exploring this stunning island and its bounty. The chefs here at Delamore delight in the superb local produce, from Helio stone-oven breads, Rangihoua olive oil and oysters from Te Matukua Bay, to fish straight from the boat and fantastic meat from the local butcher.
Delamore Lodge offers a spacious guest lounge, central courtyard with a sweeping stairway linking the tropical rockpool and waterfall, a deep, cave-like Jacuzzi, a sauna, wellbeing centre and a wine cellar stocked with the very best selection from 30 local vineyards and New Zealand’s regional best. The courtyard then cascades into the striking, Italian-style fireplace and outdoor dining area. Delamore’s infinity pool leads up to a superb all-weather pavilion named the Wharenui, with 180-degree cliff top views of the South Pacific.
When to visit
The beds here at Delamore Lodge are the most comfortable I have ever slept in, with luxurious linen and possum fur throws adorning the beds, topped off with beautiful views out to sea.
Delamore Lodge is nestled into the hillside, above the sheltered waters of Owhanake Bay on the northwestern tip of Waiheke Island.
To reach the lodge guests can choose to fly directly from Auckland International Airport, a short flight of 12-minutes, Delamore Lodge has a private helicopter pad; you can land directly on site – from the airport to sitting in your suite in 10-minutes. Or alternatively, experience Auckland's harbour and skyline from a great vantage point on the regular ferry service from the downtown ferry terminal, a journey of 35-minutes.
Cruise the Hole in the Rock - Shared
Explore the famous Hole in the Rock on a sightseeing cruise of the Bay of Islands, departing at 12.30pm.
Exclusive Gourmet Food and Wine on Waiheke - Shared
Waiheke Island located in Auckland’s Hauruki Gulf is renowned for its verdant vineyards, empty beaches and freshly caught seafood. Explore this island escape on a guided food and wine tour.
Sea kayaking to Cathedral Cove - Shared Tour
Cathedral Cove Kayaks is based in Hahei and offers the opportunity to explore the volcanic coastline. Islands, coves and sea caves are easy to find and access in a kayak. It has been described by visitors as ‘some of the best paddling in the planet’.
Waiheke Island Private Art Tour
Waiheke is currently home to over 100 working artists. Pre-eminent sculptor Dennis O'Connor came to Waiheke 40 years ago and has since gathered around him a number of like minded painters, potters and glass makers who are inspired by the island.