New Zealand is known for stunning landscapes, and Solitaire Lodge surely takes advantage of this perk. The property sits on a private peninsula on Lake Tarawera, a stone’s throw from volcanoes, glow worm caves and thermal bathing waters. The lodge itself is just as impressive. All ten suites provide panoramic views of the lake with Mount Tarawera rising in the distance. Guests luxuriate in large soaking tubs, private balconies and expansive sun-drenched rooms. The décor is tastefully comfortable with plush furnishings in neutral shades, sleek modern bathrooms, and at-home touches like lamb’s wool throws and freshly baked biscuits provided in-room. Larger suites with adjoining rooms make family stays comfortable while endless activities mean no one will ever run out of things to do. There is hiking, kayaking, fishing, biking, helicopter adventures, massage and spa treatments, rafting, horse trekking and more.