I just love getting away, whatever the reason - I LOVE staying somewhere NOT home. It's always exciting - even if it's the opposite of what you were expecting. I'm that guest that arrives and runs around checking all the rooms, shouting to whoever I'm bunking with, "Ooo, there's a bidet! Eeee, Egyptian Cotton! Whoohoo, there's a spa pool!!!"
Finding accommodation in the South Island is easy - there's plenty of options - but it really does pay to have an insiders knowledge. Well, that's why we're here!
The South Island has some of the most incredible lodges, hotels, bed & breakfasts, and self-contained accommodation in the world. From glamping teepees to wilderness cabins, to tiny caravans in the forest, to luxuriously lakefront lodges - we can offer you the right fit for your needs.
OLIVERS CENTRAL OTAGO
One of our favourites, Olivers in Clyde in the heart of Central Otago has been an institution of historical beauty for as long as I can remember. The latest owners have renovated it lovingly over the years, adding a deli and cafe, a fine dining restaurant and fantastic brewery and bar, and new accommodation in the stables and historic outbuildings that are simply HEAVEN! This is the place to stay if you love history, stone, lavish and opulence, and good old-fashioned charm.
THE WOOLSHED ON RACECOURSE
The Woolshed on Racecourse is the perfect venue for a beautiful wedding, but also for any family celebration, corporate presentations, client functions, conferences, Xmas dinners, car rallies, the list goes on. We can also recommend accommodation in the area which has been developed for the Central Otago Rail Trail, just voted NZ's top cycling track. A nonstop view of the surrounding vistas including the famous Hawkdun Range, all set on one of Central Otago's most exclusive private properties.
CRIFFEL STATION COTTAGE
The most recent addition to our accommodation portfolio, Criffel Cottage is the oldest standing structure at Criffel Station and an ideal exemplar of historic character. Whether admiring the original 19th Century stone fireplace or watching the animals graze from the sunny veranda, there is something for everyone. Although a mere 10-minute drive from central Wanaka, and a kilometer from the Wanaka airport, guests will feel a world away in this newly renovated, homely cottage.
HORSESHOE BEND ESTATE
Designed for those who appreciate the ultimate in luxury, Horseshoe Bend Estate defines extraordinary. Escape, entertain and enjoy a tailor-made experience at this exclusive wonderland. Providing a venue of impeccable elegance, exquisite facilities, and an outlook of inimitable natural beauty, Horseshoe Bend Estate is the premier location for any luxury wedding, executive event, or lavish corporate retreat. Everything you need to make your event unique, exquisite and exactly what you want is available through the professional local industry who specialise in the extraordinary.
CARDRONA VALLEY LODGE
Our stunning luxury lodge in the beautiful Cardrona Valley is just a stone's throw from the famous Cardrona Hotel and is the closest accommodation to Cardrona Alpine Ski Resort and the Snow Farm. Surrounded by mature gardens and the colourful mountains of Cardrona, it's the perfect place to relax and unwind and enjoy your beautiful Cardorna Valley wedding or event.
JEWEL ON SPEARGRASS
Set amid mountains & lakes, heritage trees & rustic ruins, trails & tracks in the stunning adventure capital Queenstown, New Zealand. Nestled in a cherished setting on the western end of prestigious Speargrass Flat Road popular with painters, photographers & weddings. Magnificent Mountain Views and Ski Fields close with some of the longest sun hours in the Wakatipu. This beautiful, north facing three bedroom home is your perfect wedding or special event accommodation.