Transformed from a simple angler’s escape into a luxurious retreat; its understated elegance, high standards, fine food and riverbank setting attracts discerning clientele. Guest suites are tucked away amongst the trees, offering privacy and five-star touches, whilst the Owners and Alan Pye Cottages are the ultimate indulgence. From hearty breakfasts to gourmet five-course dinners, the culinary presentations are exceptional, the Southland Lamb being a legend round these parts. On site facilities include tennis, a swimming pool and the nearby Wairakei golf course. Try a Fish and Chipping package if you enjoy fishing and golf – the property lies just forty miles from excellent trout streams. The area is also known for its hiking trails and scenic drives.
Prices per night including full cooked country breakfast, pre-dinner drinks with canapes and a five course evening dinner. A 2 night minimum stay is required for all bookings between 20 December - 05 January.Make an Enquiry
Our pricing aims to give an indication of the prices in low and high season. Low season for New Zealand is generally between the months of May to September, high season runs from October to April. Prices are based on 2 sharing (unless otherwise indicated) and include return economy flights from London. Regional departures, child prices and single supplements are available on request. Date restrictions, terms and conditions apply to our special offers, please call for details.
New Zealand’s seasons are the opposite to those in the UK and less extreme. The North Island is sub-tropical whilst the South Island is temperate. The warmest and most popular months to visit are from December to April, although the shoulder seasons are also very pleasant and highly recommended.
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