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Otahuna Lodge

Christchurch, New Zealand


Set in pastoral surroundings against the fluted cone of an ancient volcano, Otahuna Lodge is a beguiling Victorian mansion that offers its guests a unique sense of wonder and discovery.  New Zealand's largest private historic residence has been revitalised with luxury accommodation, glorious gardens and sophisticated cuisine.  In its patrician sense of calm, the grace and charm of its grounds and its refined yet personable service.


The Lodge is surrounded by 30 acres of award-winning gardens, including sweeping lawns, a formal parterre, woodlands and productive gardens which annually produce more than 120 different fruits, nuts, vegetables and mushrooms.
Map co-ordinates: -43.661101, 172.578669


Otahuna Lodge offers 2 master suites and 5 suites which retain grand architectural features such as carved inglenooks, chimneypieces and stained glass windows.  Though each accommodation offers its own distinct character, all of the rooms are decorated in a traditional English country style with classic furniture, elegant fabrics and individual pieces of commissioned art created by contemporary New Zealand artists.


  • The Lodge is surrounded by 30 acres of beautiful award-winning gardens.
  • Hands-on cooking lesson available upon request with Executive Chef Jimmy McIntyre provides an enjoyable overview of the philosophies behind the Lodge’s celebrated food and wine programme
  • Lodge facilities include a gym, tennis court, spa pool & helipad
  • After a busy day exploring Canterbury, therapists can provide a range of treatments, styles and pressures to accommodate a wide variety of preferences. 

At A Glimpse

Otahuna Lodge is the ideal place from which to explore Canterbury and the Banks Peninsula. Wineries, private gardens, championship golf, world-class fishing, horseback riding, and even the world's rarest dolphins are all just a short drive-or helicopter ride-from the front door.

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