Otahuna Lodge and lake

Packages

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

Gourmet Getaway: 30 June 2018

Join leading New Zealand food personality, Otahuna Executive Chef Jimmy McIntyre, for one exceptional weekend celebrating all things gastronomic.
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Gourmet Getaway: 30 June 2018

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On 30 June, Otahuna will be welcoming guests for its first ever Gourmet Getaway.  Upon arrival guests will enjoy a 3-hour, demonstration-style cooking class with Executive Chef Jimmy McIntyre who will just have returned from exploring renowned Michelin-starred kitchens in France and Italy.  Recipes will be provided for all dishes prepared along with a signed copy of Otahuna's cookbook, For the Love of a Place.


After an afternoon spent with Jimmy in the Otahuna Kitchen, guests will savour pre-dinner drinks and canapes in the Drawing Room before an exquisite degustation dinner - comprised of 5 courses prepared during the afternoon lesson. Dinner will be served at the table in Otahuna's grand Dining Room with its original 1895 wallpaper and carved inglenook fireplace.  Each course will be paired with a premium New Zealand wine from the Lodge Cellar.

Following a night in one of Otahuna's seven luxurious suites, guests will enjoy at their leisure a delicious cooked breafkast with jams, preserves and honey sourced from the property.  Owner Miles Refo will then lead a late morning "gumboot tour" of the property's 30 acres of decorative and productive gardens, discussing Otahuna's continued restoration over the last decade and the efforts that go into maintaining it. 

Inclusions:

  • 3-Hour Demonstration Cooking Lesson with Executive Chef Jimmy McIntyre
  • Pre-Dinner Drinks with Canapes
  • 5-Course Degustation Dinner with Wine Pairings
  • Continental and Cooked Breakfast
  • Guided Tour of Otahuna's Historic Gardens
  • 1 Signed Copy of For the Love of a Place: The Stories and Cuisine of Otahuna

Tariff for 2 people: $1595 (incl. GST). Guests who wish to spend additional consecutive nights may reserve at the preferential rate of $1395 (incl. GST) per night.  The first 2 reservations will enjoy the option of a complimentary upgrade to one of Otahuna's Master Suites.

 

Event Details:

Saturday, 30 June 2018
1:00 - 2:00: Check-in
3:00 - 6:00: Demonstration Cooking Lesson with Jimmy McIntyre
7:00 - 7:30: Pre-Dinner Drinks with Canapes in the Drawing Room
7:30 - Late: Dinner in the Dining Room

Sunday, 1 July 2018
8:00 - 10:30: Breakfast in the Breakfast Kitchen
10:30 -12:00: Guided Garden Tour
12:30: Check-out

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The Best of Canterbury

Indulge in a memorable 3-night stay at Otahuna and discover the wonders of the Lodge and the remarkable region that surrounds it.
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The Best of Canterbury

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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:

 

April 2018: $7500 + GST (Suite) or $8700 + GST (Master Suite)

May - September 2018: $5500 + GST (Suite) or $6700 + GST (Master Suite)

October 2018: $7500 + GST (Suite) or $8700 + GST (Master Suite)

November 2018 - March 2019: $9800 + GST (Suite) or $11000 + GST (Master Suite)

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

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Wharekauhau Country Lodge, located in the Wairarapa region at the Southern tip of the North Island offers luxury accommodation in 11 cottage suites dotted across a historic 5,500-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
  • Four course dinner
  • Full country breakfast 
  • Wireless internet
  • Laundry services
  • Guided 3 hour Wharekauhau farm tour 
  • 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
  • Guided tour of Otahuna’s historic gardens
 
Double Occupancy Rates:
  • May-September 2018: starting from $6525 + GST
  • October 2018: starting from $8275 + GST
  • November 2018: starting from $10275 + GST
  • December 2018 - March 2019: starting from $13375 + GST
  • April 2019: starting from $8275 + 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.
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Lord of the Manor - Exclusive Use of Otahuna Lodge

Savour the Lodge’s rarefied environment all for yourself and your closest friends or family for a single magical night, a leisurely weekend or longer.
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 Lord of the Manor - Exclusive Use of Otahuna Lodge

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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 May through September or $7995 per night during the month of April and October.

Included are:
  • 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
  • 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.
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