Flick through Huka Lodge's guest book and you know you're somewhere very special. Bill Gates, Kate Winslet and royalty have all visited.

Set on the banks of the Waikato River, this is a piece of England on New Zealand's North Island. There are 18 rooms, a suite and two cottages over 17 acres, where you can fly-fish or take a stroll before the Highland piper signals supper.

For the ultimate indulgence, check in to the Owner's Cottage, a home from millionaire's home. Although guests are encouraged to dine together - where else can you sit between an oligarch and a foreign ambassador? - you can opt for an intimate setting, inside or out.

Wow factor: The fantastic service means you feel like royalty, whether you arrive by camper van or helicopter.

Go: Book with Turquoise Holidays; call 01494 678400 or visit www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk for more details or email bridesenquiries@turquoiseholidays.co.uk