Donny Osmond celebrates 'bucket list birthday' in Northland

US singer Donny Osmond has just turned 60 - and he's celebrated with a luxury trip to classic summer hotspot Northland.

The 'Puppy Love' hitmaker, who celebrated the milestone on December 9, was treated to "adventures in New Zealand, Bora Bora, Tahiti and Hawaii" by wife Debbie.

The pair stayed at Helena Bay Lodge, a lavish hotel, located about 40km north of Whangarei, which was last year named the world's best new luxury accommodation by Luxury Travel Intelligence.

It also attracted unwanted media attention in recent times, when it was revealed the hotel's owner - Russian oligarch Alexander Abramov - pulls 60,000 litres of water from a nearby stream to water the lodge's lawn.

The Baby Boomer heartthrob shared some highlights of the trip on Twitter and thanked his wife for organising the "bucket list birthday that I'll never forget".

Osmond said the time spent on our shores was "unforgettable in every way" and will result in "memories I'll talk about and cherish for the rest of my life".

He last visited New Zealand n 2006, a tour that was postponed due to the failing health of his mother-in-law.

Osmond is now back in California, where he posted another tweet, showing him riding a motorcycle outside the state's Department of Motor Vehicles.