Otahuna Lodge

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    • Historic Victorian mansion with seven individual luxury suites
    • 30 acres of stunning landscaped lawns & gardens
    • Beautiful views of Canterbury’s plains
    • Culinary cooking lessons and dining experiences
    • Daily 5-Course degustation menu & breakfast
    • Swimming pool, spa pool, tennis court & gym


Nestled among the rolling hills of the beautiful Canterbury region, Otahuna Lodge is an outstanding historic estate surrounded by more than 30 acres of lush productive gardens and set against the fluted cone of an ancient volcano. Boasting seven luxurious individual suites in a Victorian mansion setting, this remarkable residence is perfect for those looking to explore Canterbury and the Banks Peninsula. 

As New Zealand’s largest and most diverse province, there are a host of amazing experiences and an array of beautiful sites to be explored. Discover the wonders of the region by foot, bike or horseback or take in the beautiful vistas on one of the world’s greatest train journeys. 

For a relaxed pace visit one of the many boutique wineries in the area or stop by one of over twenty-five golf courses. Of course there is also the Otahuna swimming pool (November through March and heated to a comfortable 25C) to refresh yourself in and a multitude of relaxing and therapeutic massages to indulge in after a busy day exploring Canterbury. 

Food and dining is at the cornerstone of Otahuna’s experience. Take a hands-on cooking lesson with the residences own Executive Chef and get an insider’s overview of the celebrated food and wine programme at Otahuna. Should this pique one’s taste buds, you may enjoy a delicious five course dining experience, making use of the fresh produce from the property’s own garden and orchard. 

Each of Otahuna’s seven suites have been designed and styled with relaxation and comfort in mind. Enhanced by luxurious fabrics, designer furnishings and lavish bathrooms, each suite has its own charm and is located within a unique area of the original homestead. 

Rhodes Suite

Originally the master bedroom, this spacious grand suite boasts a Victorian fireplace, lounging area, king size bed and a luxuriously appointed bathroom complete with a double shower and separate spa tub. There is also a private balcony with amazing views across the Canterbury plains.  

Verandah Suite

Boasting a private and expansive verandah with magnificent views, this stunning suite features a fireplace, grand king size bed and a spacious ensuite bathroom complete with a freestanding bathtub. 

Botanical Suite

Located in the original Morning Room of the residence, this suite features a beautiful wood carved fireplace and enormous bay windows with views over the garden. There is a luxurious king size bed and a generous ensuite bathroom with a shower and bathtub. 

Butler Suite

Overlooking the herb garden, this suite features a separate sitting room, large king size bed, wood burning fireplace and two bathrooms including a luxury bath tub. 

Clark Suite

Complete with expansive stained glass windows and a traditional English ambience in style, this suite features a fireplace, king size bed and luxury bathroom complete with a double shower and corner spa bath tub. 

Garret Suite

Located in the eaves of the house, this wood panelled suite boasts a sitting area, king size bed, fantastic views and a beautifully appointed bathroom with both a shower and bath tub. 

Polo Suite

Elegant and bright, this suite boasts two beautiful fireplaces, king size bed, seating area and luxurious bathroom with a double shower and freestanding bath tub. 

Otahuna Lodge is not suitable for children under 12 years of age unless booked for exclusive use.

24 Hour Booking Confirmation

Upon confirmation of rates & availability, you will pay the operator directly according to their own terms & conditions.

Otahuna Lodge may charge additional fees not shown above. Please see the information below for further details.

Accommodation Information

Type: Lodges & Hotels
Confirmation: On Request
Check In: 14:00
Check Out: 11:00
Min. Nights: 1
Max. Guests: 14
Child Friendly: No
Pet Friendly: No
Events: Maximum 64 guests - Conditions apply
Beds: All Suites: 1 King (or Twin on request)


Payment: Direct to operator
Currency: NZD
Fees: No additional payment fees
Deposit Amount: Valid credit card details
Payment Methods: Visa, Mastercard, Amex
Balance Due: 14 days prior to arrival
Terms & Conditions: Your booking will be made directly with the operator according to their regular terms & conditions.


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Air Conditioning Gym Heating
Wood Fire Spa Bath Tennis Court
Bath Restaurant Internet
Bar/Lounge Swimming Pool Wine Cellar


Breakfast Dinner Evening Canapés
Local Wines

Optional Extras

Spa Treatments Local Tours Helicopter Flight
Cooking Class Golf

Note: Accommodation facilities, inclusions, fees & payment information is subject to change without notice. If you find any incorrect information, please let us know.

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