Otahuna Countryside Escape
Our Otahuna lodge experience allows you to get out and enjoy the countryside from Christchurch.
Escape to a Victorian mansion that offers a unique sense of wonder and discovery. This escape will have you experience one of New Zealand's largest private historic residence which has been converted into luxury accommodation. Walk the glorious gardens set in pastoral surroundings against the fluted cone of an ancient volcano. Indulge in sophisticated cuisine and amazing wine. With car hire available take the opportunity to drive to Akaroa, explore nearby wineries and countryside. This is the perfect escape or an excellent way to start or finish your adventure around the South Island.
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Otahuna holds so many aspects to enjoy and discover. Beyond the classic entrance hall, hidden amenities and stunning interiors there is so much to discover, including the surrounding 125 year old gardens, listed as a Garden of National Significance
The cuisine at at the lodge celebrates quality NZ produce and cooked by a top chef.
"The wine region north of the lodge is less visited and with smaller crowds. A great opportunity to taste some of the more boutique vineyard wines." Ersan, Team Viva