The sapphire-blue waters of Lake Wakatipu meet the majestic peaks of the Humboldt Mountains at Blanket Bay. Inside, the look is all soaring ceilings, exposed stone walls, polished wooden floors and floor-to-ceiling windows. But the main draw here is the great outdoors. Guests can stay local to hike, bike and horse-ride amid stunning scenery; or drive further afield to reach New Zealand's adventure capital, Queensland, in 45 minutes.
Blanket Bay, Queenstown Road, Glenorchy, Otago, New Zealand (00 64 3441 0115; blanketbay.com). Doubles start at NZ1,150 (£606), half board.