Old world meets new at Otahuna Lodge

Christchurch - Canterbury

CHRISTCHURH-CANTERBURY

New Zealand's most diverse region

Highlights

  • Historic estate set in botanic gardens
  • Celebrated food and wine programme
  • Heli-touring, fly-fishing, spa

Proximity

  • By car: 30 mins from Christchurch Airport
  • By plane: Helicopter landing on Lodge's Great Lawn

Sample the diverse tastes, sights and sounds of Canterbury from a Victorian mansion set on acres of beautiful botanic gardens.

Perched atop a small hill, with views across the Canterbury plains to the Southern Alps, you'll find Otahuna Lodge, a private and luxurious lodge. Built by Sir Heaton Rhodes as a wedding present for his wife in 1895, it was transformed by Hall Cannon and Miles Refo when they left New York and fell in love with New Zealand in 2005. 

Cooking classes

Join executive chef Jimmy McIntyre in sourcing food grown in the lodge gardens before planning, cooking and eating a delectable meal matched with wines produced nearby.

Christchurch - Canterbury
Otahuna Lodge, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Highlights

  • Organic working gardens
  • Seasonal mushroom foraging
  • Private tours of artisan food providers

Heli-tours

The ultimate way to explore the region, Otahuna Lodge can organise heli-tours that will convienently pick you up from the Great Lawn. Enjoy a picnic at Mt Cook, go whale-watching in Kaikoura, or give heli-skiing a go.

Christchurch - Canterbury
Akaroa Harbour, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Highlights

  • Depart and land directly at lodge
  • Visit vineyards, harbours, Southern Alps
  • Whale watching in Kaikoura

Fly fishing

Discover New Zealand’s pristine waters with guided and heli-fishing experiences to the high country and lowland streams. Let the locals show you Canterbury's streams, where you'll find Chinook salmon, brown and rainbow trout.

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Glentanner Stream, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Highlights

  • Fully-guided tours
  • Access to remote mountain streams
  • Suitable for novices and expert

Taste Waipara Valley wines

Spend a day tasting the exquisitely spicy and rich Pinot Noirs and Rieslings of Waipara Valley, home to celebrated wineries such as Waipara Hills, Pegasus Bay, Greystone Wines and Muddy Water. The accompanying gourmet experience will leave a memorable taste, lasting way beyond your time spent here.

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Waipara Hills Winery & Cafe, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Highlights

  • Visit one of NZ's premier wine region
  • Savour gourmet delights
  • Enjoy Canterbury's rural landscapes

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