Otahuna Lodge, a beguiling Victorian mansion wrapped in storytelling, means little hill among the hills in Māori. Located between the rocky outcrops of the Banks Peninsula, the lodge commands breathtaking views of both the Southern Alps and the vast Canterbury Plains.
Located 30 minutes from Christchurch, the mansion is considered one of the best examples of Queen Anne architecture in Australasia. The distinctive features, including a hand-carved Kauri staircase, Rimu panelling, original leadlights and 15 wood-burning fireplaces, have gained Otahuna Lodge Category 1 icon listing with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
For well over a century, the daffodil fields at Otahuna have welcomed spring in Canterbury. And with this spring around the corner, this heritage home will be showcasing its yellow brick road starting next month.
With prices from $1725 per night (including GST) with a minimum stay of two, Otahuna Lodge’s Daffodil Season special offers guests an opportunity to immerse themselves in the yellow wonderment of New Zealand’s eastern coast.
The offer includes double occupancy accommodation in one of Otahuna’s five luxurious Suites with a potential complimentary upgrade to a Master Suite, per availability.
Also provided are pre-dinner drinks with canapés, a four-course set menu dinner and a bottle of premium New Zealand wine from the lodge’s cellar each evening.
Guests are also provided with a cooked breakfast each morning, as well as a picnic lunch, which includes a bottle of premium New Zealand Wine.
Also included is a private, guided tour of Otahuna’s 30 acres of historic gardens and fabled daffodil field and a complimentary copy of For the love of a place: the stories and cuisine of Otahuna.
Globally renowned for its remarkable architecture, award-winning gardens and sophisticated cuisine, Otahuna Lodge is set in pastoral surroundings against the fluted cone of an ancient volcano.