Lindis Ahuriri Valley Luxury Escape

From Ahuriri Valley to Ahuriri Valley
  • Canterbury & Upper South Island
  • Otago & Alpine Region
  • Walking and Active
  • Wildlife and Nature
  • Luxury
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Tour Description

Unwind and explore off the beaten path in the paradise of Ahuriri Valley, Lindis Pass. Spend 4 days in a truly unique luxury lodge, the Lindis lodge.

This a spectacular luxury wilderness escape. The Lindis lodge is located about 3 hours drive from Queenstown airport. Situated on a high country station of over over 6000 acres, Ben Avon Station, and bordered on three sides by conservation parks. Rugged mountains, glacial valleys, and fantastic night skies provide a stunning backdrop. The lodge itself blends so well into the valley landscape, and its rock and timber construction in keeping with the local environment. All rooms have wonderful views, cuisine is divine, made from top-quality ingredients  that are either sourced locally or harvested from the onsite garden. All you need to do is relax and enjoy! Horse ride from the onsite stable and explore the local land, walk to the private Lindis lake or explore one of the many trails. 

We can customise a getaway for you, there is clay shooting, biking, heli skiing, or fly fishing - The Ahuriri River and is internationally renowned as one of the top 5 in the world!

...perhaps you will never want to leave!

Viva's Best Bits...

"The lodge and how it blends in with nature is simply stunning! This is a perfect place to take a break, the accommodation itself will be memorable" Tara, Team Viva.

Take a walk through the tussock lands, ride a horse, or ebike, clay targets, archery or simply relax in the hot tub under the night sky.

Keen to experience more, let us customize a trip of a lifetime for you. We can add fly fishing, rental car hire and more

Tour Itinerary

Customisable ? This tour can be customised to suit your tastes and timing. Enquire here for more information.
Day 1
Ahuriri Valley

Your drive will take you through dramatic landscape and rugged mountain country before you arrive at the Lindis, located on the Ben Avon Station. Longslip Station is the neighbouring working farm where they run merino sheep and agnus bulls and using Ben Avon to graze.

Check in and familiarise yourself with the surrounding of the luxury lodge. Enjoy a stroll and get ready to enjoy some afternoon tea. The daily meals are prepared by head chef Cesare Stella and his team and represent season and location in their style of cooking. The uniquely New Zealand style of refined cuisine is paying homage to the local produce.

Overnight in a lodge pod including all meals

Day 2
Explore the Ahuriri Valley

After a delicious breakfast get ready to explore the land a bit more.

You can chose from many different onsite activities such as horse trekking, fly fishing, buggy tours, e-biking, clay targets, archery, relaxation and self-guided walking. Please ask your destination specialist for more information.

On-Site Guided Horse Riding
Exploring by horse back is an incredibly special experience. We suggest the one hour ride which is at beginners level and have included it in your package. Different tours for intermediate or advance rider levels are also possible, please advise your destination specialist so your ride can be adjusted.

Birch Stream ride – 1 hour
Get an introduction to your horse and then leave the stables. You will head down to the historic woolshed taking in the views of the Ben Avon dam. From there trek down across Birch Stream – this involves a couple of river crossings & easy riding before heading back to the stables. (This may be done in the morning or afternoon, the team at the Lindis will advise you of the exact time.)

After lunch we encourage you to take a leisurely walk to the Lindis Lake. This is an hour and a half return walk. Enjoy the walk to the private lake and you may spot a trout or two. Of course you can chose from many other walks.

Test your skills at shooting at the clay target from the sky onsite at the Lindis. The newly built range has two target traps and a challenging 5 stand system. Perfect for the novice and the experienced wing shooter all on one site.

Back at the lodge get ready to be spoiled with some stunning food.

Overnight in a lodge pod including all meals

Day 3
Explore the Ahuriri Valley

Wake up to another day in paradise and enjoy a delicious breakfast before you learn more about the Ahuriri Valley.

Guided Ecological & Farm Tour (1.5 hours)
During your tour you will learn more about the farm and travel down the Birchwood Road sighting wetlands, wildlife and geological timeline that exists in the Huxley and Barrier Rangers of the Southern Alps. This tour is done in a 4WD vehicle and some short walks are part of it.

With more than 49,000 hectares of rugged mountain country, vulnerable wetlands, tussock lands, beech forest and sub alpine herb fields the Ahuriri Valley and The Lindis on Ben
Avon station is a great place to explore on foot.

Check out the self-guided walks; one takes you high up the Ben Avon Saddle Track or you can choose to get wet feet (or use the complimentary gum boots) and walk through beech forest to take you to spectacular sub-alpine herb fields. A variety of walks are on offer; from leisure, intermediate or more strenuous.

If you are not so keen on walking, why not explore the valley by e-bike. Or try out the new Archery Range which is set up as a self-guided activity just a short distance from the lodge. Practice your aim with Mongolian bows!

Later on, relax and soak up the views in the outdoor hot tub. It is set only a short distance from the lodge with views across the Ahuriri Valley. What better way to enjoy dusk and watch the sun go down?

No doubt you would have worked up an appetite for some flavoursome local specialities.

Overnight in a lodge pod including all meals

Day 4
Depart Ahuriri Valley

Enjoy your breakfast and maybe take a last walk through the beautiful valley.

Sadly it is time to say goodbye and head off to your next destination of your journey.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 3 nights luxury accommodation in a pod
  • Included Copy 31 upgrades to suites available
  • Included Copy 20 Daily breakfast, light lunch, afternoon tea
  • Included Copy 20 Pre-dinner drinks & charcuterie station, multi course dinner
  • Included Copy 20 Mini Bar
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Guided Horse riding – Birch Stream Ride
  • Included Copy 20 Guided Ecological & Farm Tour
  • Included Copy 20 Self-guided activities such as clay shooting (pay for targets), archery and self-guided walking
  • Included Copy 31 Add on rental car hire, we can tailor make a self drive programme for you
  • Included Copy 31 Heli skiing, fly fishing, biking, and hiking can be added


  • Included Explore Ahuriri Valley; rugged mountains, beech forests, tussock lands, & sub alpine herb fields.
  • Included Enjoy wonderful vistas and the night sky from an outdoor hot tub.
  • Included Guided Horse Riding on this high country station.
  • Included Plenty of walks to take or hire an e-bike.
  • Included Experience a truly unique luxury lodge.
  • Included Dine on locally foraged porcini mushrooms, wild Fiordland Venison and more!
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4 days

Price from

$2,190 USD

Per person, sharing

including GST

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