Otahuna Lodge and lake


Otahuna offers an exceptional array of seasonal packages to make a stay at the Lodge even more attractive. These offers provide unsurpassed value and are coupled with the Lodge's year-round, standard inclusions of:
  • •  Pre-Dinner Drinks with Canapes
  • •  5-Course Degustation Dinner with Wine Pairings
  • •  Continental and Cooked Breakfast
  • •  Laundry Services
  • •  Wireless Internet
  • •  Use of Lodge Equipment and Facilities

Lord of the Manor - Exclusive Use of Otahuna Lodge

Intrigued by having New Zealand’s most important historic estate all to yourself to celebrate a milestone birthday, anniversary party or corporate accomplishment? Might you simply be looking to host the ultimate “house party” for your closest friends and family? Whatever your reason, there has never been a better time to enjoy the Lodge’s rarefied environment for a single magical night, a leisurely weekend or longer. 
In our “Lord of the Manor” package, 10 guests have exclusive run of the Lodge for the preferential rate of $5995 per night from June through September or $7995 per night during the month of October. Included are: accommodation in any or all of our Suites and Master Suites; pre-dinner drinks with canapes; 5-course degustation dinner with wine pairings; continental and cooked breakfast each morning; and GST.
For those with larger groups, we are delighted to welcome up to 6 additional guests (maximum of 16 people) at the additional rate of $500 per person with the above inclusions.

Best of North & South:
Wharekauhau Country Estate & Otahuna Lodge

Enjoy 3 nights each (6 nights total) at two of New Zealand’s most celebrated and iconic retreats, Wharekauhau Country Estate and Otahuna Lodge, and pay for only 5. 
Both properties are rich in heritage and provide a unique array of New Zealand experiences. Wharekauhau, located in the Wairarapa region at the Southern tip of the North Island offers luxury accommodation in 11 cottage suites dotted across a historic 5500-acre sheep station, perched on cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  Otahuna, located outside Christchurch on the South Island offers 7 exquisite suites, set within New Zealand’s largest private historic residence and surrounded by 30 acres of restored historic gardens.
Whareakauhau Tariffs include: Otahuna Tariffs include: 
Pre-dinner drinks and canapés Pre-dinner drinks and canapés     
Four course dinner Five course degustation dinner
Full country breakfast  Wine parings with each dinner course
Wireless internet Continental and/or cooked breakfast
Laundry services Wireless internet
Guided 3 hour Wharekauhau farm tour  Laundry services
  Guided tour of Otahuna’s historic gardens
Double Occupancy Rates:
May – September 2016: starting from $5,450 + GST
October – November 2016: starting from $8,325 + GST
December 2016 – March 2017: starting from $10,525 + GST
Rates are exclusive of GST (15%) and are dependent on time of year and room type selected.  *The free 6th night is credited as a 50% discount off the third night at Wharekauhau and a 50% discount off the third night at Otahuna.  


The Best of Canterbury

(3 nights)

Enjoy a 3-night stay at Otahuna and discover the wonders of the Lodge and the remarkable region that surrounds it. On your first day, plan to embark on one of two journeys that showcase Canterbury's rich and diverse landscapes. Spend your second full day at Otahuna savouring the many delights of the property's celebrated kitchens and gardens. Included in The Best of Canterbury Package are the following amenities:
  • •  Welcome Gift
  • •  Two 1-hour massages
  • •  Cooking lesson for two people with Executive Chef Jimmy McIntyre
  • •  Private guided tour of Otahuna's 30 acres of historic gardens
  • •  One picnic or plated lunch for two people
  • •  Your choice of one of two private, guided tours: The Banks Peninsula with its volcanic harbours and the colonial fishing village of Akaroa including a scenic harbour cruise to see the rare Hector's dolphins or Arthur's Pass National Park with its dramatic mountains, beech forests and waterfalls including a one-way journey on the TranzAlpine scenic railway

Double Occupancy Rates:

May 2016 - September 2016: $4800 + GST (Suite) or $6000 + GST (Master Suite)
October 2016 - April 2017: $7950 + GST (Suite) or $9150 + GST (Master Suite



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