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Otahuna Lodge

Tai Tapu, New Zealand's South Island, New Zealand

Otahuna Lodge: Gardens and Exterior

Otahuna Lodge: Gardens and Exterior

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Built in 1895 by parliamentarian, Sir Heaton Rhodes, Otahuna Lodge – with its romantic rooflines and elaborate architectural detail – is one of New Zealand’s most iconic Heritage-listed properties and is a member of Relais & Châteaux. Interiors retain traditional features, such as the original fireplaces, period furniture and stained-glass windows, whilst the divine guest suites offer views of the spectacular gardens or the Southern Alps. Such is the status of the property, the magnificent Verandah Suite once hosted King George VI and the lodge additionally  houses a private collection of New Zealand art – thirty-five pieces - including works by Peter Beadle and Craig Primrose. During the autumn and winter, the lodge is a magnet for gourmands from around the globe, who come to sample the incredible flavours of the New World Truffle, grown nearby at Brochii Park Truffière.

  • Type:Lodge
  • Summary:Fabulous views surround this award-winning retreat
  • Feature:Dining is superb and many ingredients are grown locally
  • Rooms:5 suites & 2 master suites
  • Location:Tai Tapu , New Zealand's South Island , New Zealand
  • Nearest airport:Christchurch Airport
Otahuna Lodge
Location and transfer

Situated in Tai Tapu (South Island); 35 minutes from Christchurch Airport.

Holiday Enquiry

All guest rooms feature a television, DVD/CD player, internet wi-fi access and a twice-daily maid service.

  • Room View: Various views
  • Facilities: Otahuna Lodge is an exclusive country estate offering five suites and two master suites. Each retains architectural features from the 19th century, such as ornate original fireplaces, carved inglenooks and stained-glass windows. Each luxury suite offers a super-king bed, fine custom-made linens, toiletries by Penhaligon’s of London, deep-soaking baths and separate rain showers.

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  • Cuisine: Various cuisine
  • Setting: At dinner, guests dine together in the opulent formal dining room - ornate original wallpaper, a roaring fire and sparkling candlelight exemplify the gracious living of the Victorian era.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
Health & Fitness

The Day Spa offers a variety of pampering treatments.

In Addition

A stay at Otahuna Lodge is all about tranquillity, relaxing and de-stressing. Embark on woodland walks and horse-riding, or borrow one of the lodge's bikes and explore the vast country estate, as well as its surrounding lakes. For those with an interest in the culinary world, there are three-hour cooking classes to be enjoyed and a whole garden of ingredients to inspire you. In addition, heli-skiing, wilderness treks, lunch at Pegasus Bay Winery and trips to the harbour town of Akaroa can all be arranged.

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