For travellers who seek the finest that the world has to offer

This private New Zealand villa has its own helipad, executive chef and a theatre

High in the hills of New Zealand’s South Island, Falcon Brae offers travellers everything for a luxurious escape including four decadent suites, an outdoor hot tub, an arcade room and a gym.

With 360-degree views of the rugged Kahurangi National Park and the picturesque Motueka Valley, Falcon Brae is an exclusive-use luxury villa, near Nelson in New Zealand. Surrounded by national parks, lakes and coastline, it’s a deluxe escape for those looking for the ultimate private getaway.

Falcon Brae Villa hot tub close
Hot tub views © Falcon Brae

Luxurious living at Falcon Brae

This stunning 142-hectare property, which includes a private forest, comes with three spacious suites, and a family bunk room, a media theatre, kitchen and four indoor or outdoor dining areas. Arrive by helicopter (it features it own helipad terrace) to immerse in the amenities: including a heated spa pool, outdoor hot hub and fire pit, a gym and games den.

Private Executive Chef Michael McMeeken is on hand to create garden-to-table cuisine. Tuck into a delectable four-course dinner full of seasonal produce from the property’s vegetable gardens and beehive. When the stars come out, take a late-night aperitif to the secluded hot tub, it’s the perfect spot to catch sunsets or to star gaze.

The Great Room, a sumptuous space featuring a stone fireplace, sunken bar and a soaring five-metre ceiling, is ideal for performance. Designed by the villa owners who are musicians and recording artists, the space has a grand piano and guitars for guests to tinkle to create the next number-one hit.

Fine dining © Falcon Brae

A private paradise

Main suites feature a large private deck and luscious super king beds. Bathrooms come with a deep soak bathtub, underfloor heating and heated towel rails are a deluxe retreat. Warm by the fireplace with a cocktail made from your own private in-room cocktail bar. With floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies, its the ideal place to wake and sip your morning coffee in this secluded paradise.

The exquisite pool-front Tasman Suite and hilltop Kahurangi Suite are ideal for couples travelling together. While the romantic Motueka Suite is ideal for families. The Family Bunkroom sits directly across from the Motueka Suite. It includes a double bed, two bunk beds and an en suite. It can sleep up to three children or accommodate a driver, pilot, security guard or nanny.

The suite life © Falcon Brae

Out and about beyond Falcon Brae

The surrounding region offers a plethora of cultural and culinary entertainment. Guided wilderness hikes, kayaking, horse riding, shooting sports and white water rafting are all on hand for the adventurous. Take to the skies for scenic helicopter flights, heli-hiking, heli-fishing or a Lord of the Rings heli-tour.

Taste your way through 22 wineries and wander the 30 craft studios and galleries. Or, cycle and sample some of New Zealand’s finest food on the Great Taste Cycle Trail.

Heli-Cruise Abel Tasman - The Best of Both Worlds
Heli-Cruise © Abel Tasman

Where to find Falcon Brae, New Zealand

Daily flights to Nelson depart from the international airports of Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. For a quick transfer, embark on a helicopter transfer. Or, for a scenic experience take the 50-minute road transfer to the private villa from Nelson Airport.