Built in 1895 as the home of a high-profile pioneer, Otahuna Lodge holds status as the best example of Queen Anne architecture in Australasia.
Boasting perfectly-preserved features like a hand-carved Kauri staircase, Rimu paneling, original lead lights and wood-burning fireplaces, it’s become not only a Category 1 listing with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, but a fine luxury accommodation. Translating to ‘little hill among the hills,’ Otahuna sits atop a small hill in the Banks Peninsula and commands views of the Southern Alps.
The lodge itself is part of a larger 30 acres, comprised of manicured gardens, a fruit orchard and semi-wild woodlands.
During your stay, you can partake in activities from golfing and fly fishing to heli-touring and horseback riding, or even try a cooking class led by the lodge’s own Executive Chef.
OTAHUNA LODGE LOCATION