Lake Timara Lodge, Marlborough

It’s the Marlborough destination for connoisseurs of fine dining and world class wine. And keen gardeners. And romantics. And nature lovers. And city dwellers searching for peace.

Be led by your nose. The scent from the rose garden sits gently on the evening air as you stroll around the Lake Timara Lodge’s charming English-style park. In front of you is a romantic lake, set against a backdrop of indigenous and exotic trees. There’s a historic arboretum and before you is a daffodil lawn and a promising woodland walk. Plus over 600 acres of rolling pasture.

Make Lake Timara Lodge part of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to New Zealand and its 350 varieties of roses will not be the only source of pleasure for your nose. The fragrance of the Lodge’s own Spy Valley wine will tell you about its pedigree, whilst the aromas emanating from the fine dining room speak of gastronomic pleasures to come.

Lake Timara Lodge, at a glance

  • Luxurious private lodge nestling in over 60 acres of rolling pasture land
  • Just four exclusive suites with beautiful appointments
  • Italian marble en suite bathrooms
  • Lake Suite has an English Regency theme and overlooks the lake
  • Garden Suite has garden views from a magnificent bay window
  • Mountain Room has a romantic, two person spa bath
  • Balcony room has generous, veranda-style windows
  • Connoisseur’s restaurant with a wine cellar to match

For leisure and pleasure

  • Wine sampling at the hotel’s own Spy Valley winery
  • Extensive gardens and woodland walks
  • Tennis courts
  • Lounges with original art, a library and cosy fireplaces
  • Veranda overlooking the gardens
  • Great base for touring Marlborough 50+ wineries
  • Mount Richmond Forest Park
  • Wairau River trips and kayaking
  • Fairhall Golf Course nearby
  • Bird watching and eco tours
  • Walking, hiking and cycling
  • Scenic helicopter flights
  • The service was first class, professional throughout. Well done and thank you.

    JJ, Sri Lanka, 2014


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7