Murdery Mystery Evening

Experience a unique 1-night stay on 27 October 2018, filled with unforgettable intrigue, deception and much good humour.
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Murdery Mystery Evening

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The Curious Case of Russell Sprout: 27 October 2018
 
Detective Inspector Ian Spector, The Right Honourable Detective of the Village of Tai Tapu, formally requests the honour of your presence as a "person of interest" to spend the night and help solve the events surrounding the suspicious death of famed Otahuna potager gardener, Mr Russell Sprout.
 
As we mark the one-year anniversary of Russell's death, the Inspector has advised that a host of dramatic, never-before-revealed pieces of evidence have come to light. Through the assistance of certain parties, he believes it likely that a resolution can be reached for this confounding case once and for all.
 
Otahuna Lodge invites you to attend the Curious Case of Russell Sprout for an overnight stay on Saturday 27 October. With an array of clues and a colourful assemblage of characters, it promises to be a night of unforgettable intrigue, deception and much good humour. We do hope that--with your insight--we may figure out this whodunit before the murderer has a chance to strike again!
 
CASE NOTES:
On the evening of Saturday 27 October, Otahuna Lodge is reserved exclusively for guests of the Curious Case of Russell Sprout. Be sure to reserve early and bring your sleuthing skills! From the check-in time of 2PM, a series of clues along with a starring cast will be on hand to assist you. Detective Inspector Ian Spector will assemble all "persons of interest" for a 6PM cocktail reception to present the circumstances of Russell Sprout's unfortunate demise.
 
The tariff of $1995 for the evening includes:
 
• Accommodation for two guests in one of Otahuna's seven exquisite suites*
• Pre-dinner drinks with canapes
• A 4-course themed dinner with matched wine pairings
• A decadent cooked breakfast
• A guided garden tour on Sunday morning including visits to Russell Sprout's favourite former haunts
• A commemorative custom gift
• A chance to win a 1-night, complimentary stay for two guests at a future date
• GST
 
*For those who act fast, the first two bookings enjoy the option of an upgrade to a Master Suite at no additional charge.
 
Guests who wish to stay additional consecutive nights may enjoy the same special rate.
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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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