Pen-y-bryn Lodge is the ideal base for discerning travellers who wish to explore the many charms of Oamaru and the Waitaki District. A Category-One historic mansion that is reportedly the largest single-storey timber dwelling in Australasia, Pen-y-bryn has been lovingly restored and updated in keeping with its historic nature by its current owners, who purchased the lodge in 2010. Each of the lodge’s five ensuite guest rooms has its own unique charms, with antique and period furniture, art works collected over the years by the many generations of owners of the property.
Meals at Pen-y-bryn are a particular delight, crafted with lodge-grown and local ingredients by the lodge’s passionate gourmet owners. Menus are designed to reflect the season and the tastes and preferences of each night’s guests, as well as the bounty of the Waitaki, an area known for its high-quality cheeses, wines, whiskies and agricultural produce. If you opt to dine out, there are numerous quality restaurants in the area, and many guests are satisfied with the lodge’s nightly pre-dinner canapé service as their evening meal.
The Oamaru area is rich in attractions of all kinds, from the well-known blue penguin colony, a short drive from Pen-y-bryn, to the wonders of the Waitaki Valley and North Otago coast, home to the aspiring Waitaki UNESCO Whitestone Global Geopark. A drive through the rolling countryside to the vineyards of Kurow, with stops at Elephant Rocks, the Duntroon wetlands, or the Waitaki hydro lakes is a must for anyone who is interested in NZ’s newest wine appellation, known to cognoscenti as “The Burgundy of the South”. Moeraki, with its iconic boulders and the renowned Fleur’s Place are a short drive south.
The Road Trip has put together a special Oamaru Package which includes the following:
-2 Nights at Pen-y-bryn Lodge in a Superior Room including dinner both nights and breakfast both mornings
-Lunch at Riverstone Kitchen to the value of $70 NZD PP
-Lunch at the iconic Fleur’s Place to the value of $70 NZD PP
-Evening Viewing Premium Entry for Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony
-A Travel Guide Compiled by The Road Trip Including Our Top Tips for What to See and Do in the Region
-A 750ml chilled bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne in your room
*Offer Valid Until 30th September 2021