There are many parts of New Zealand that call to mind a time gone by. At Otahuna Lodge you’ll be staying in a perfect example of Victorian-style architecture.

As you approach Otahuna Lodge you’re charmed by the picturebook quality of the period architecture. Tile hung walls and grey slate roofs complement the white wooden clap-boarding. Ornate upper windows decorate the grand bays. Stone steps lead up to an arched porch, itself surmounted by a first floor, galleried veranda. There are decorative brick chimneys that wouldn’t look out of place on an English manor house, and inside the ‘slice-of-history’ theme continues with original 19th century fireplaces, carved inglenooks and stained glass windows.

But make Otahuna Lodge part of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to New Zealand and you’ll have plenty of modern comforts too and easy access to all the opportunities of the pretty city of Christchurch.

Otahuna Lodge, at a glance

  • Small and intimate, five star lodge nestling on the Banks Peninsular
  • Choice of just five suites and two master suites – all with period architectural features
  • Original 19th century ornate fireplaces, carved inglenooks and stained glass windows
  • Super king-sized beds and en suite bathrooms with baths and rain showers
  • Cuisine focusses on the best of New Zealand produce with vegetables from Otahuna’s own garden

For leisure and pleasure

  • Heated swimming pool and spa
  • Fine base for exploring the picturesque seaside town of Akaro and Arthur’s Pass
  • Tours of the estate’s magnificent gardens, established over a century ago
  • Trips to the botanical gardens of Christchurch and surrounding area
  • Cooking classes with a top chef
  • Four golf courses within easy reach
  • Fly fishing with a local guide
  • Heli-touring to see whales, Canterbury and the awesome Mount Cook
  • Horse riding, hiking and biking expeditions
  • Vineyard tours
  • Although we bothered Lydia on several occasions over small matters, she was always patient and very helpful. The whole organisation from Heathrow and back was seamless and first class. Game watching on this trip surpassed all that we had seen before in the one trip. Our thanks to Ultimate yet again

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    Colin & Wendy Crawford October 2013
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