Tai Tapu, Christchurch
Set in pastoral surroundings against the fluted cone of an ancient volcano, Otahuna Lodge is a beguiling Victorian mansion that offers its guests a unique sense of wonder and discovery. New Zealand’s largest private historic residence has been revitalised with luxury accommodation, glorious gardens and sophisticated cuisine. In its patrician sense of calm, the grace and charm of its grounds and its refined yet personable service, Otahuna combines the romance of the past with the cosmopolitan pleasures of the present – the very best of both worlds. This is Otahuna Lodge. This is New Zealand at its finest.
Otahuna was built in 1895 for Sir Heaton Rhodes, a high-profile pioneer of Canterbury, and his wife Jessie. Sir Heaton is remembered as a Victorian country gentleman and benefactor known for his enthusiasm for life and kindness towards others. He was a long-term parliamentarian, a military officer, stockbreeder and keen horticulturist whose contributions are integral to the history of Canterbury. Otahuna would remain his home for more than 60 years until he passed away at the age of 95.
Otahuna is Sir Heaton Rhodes’ greatest legacy, an enduring testament to his love for the finer things in life. The homestead is considered one of the best examples of unspoiled Queen Anne architecture in Australasia. Praised for its irregular shape, romantic rooflines, extensive use of New Zealand timber, and elaborate architectural detail, Otahuna is now protected by a Category One listing from the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
+ 1 Complimentary Bottle of Wine
Each Guest That Books Through The Road Trip Exclusively Will Also Receive:
-Free Upgrade to a Master Suite (Depending on Availability)
-A Travel Guide Compiled by The Road Trip Including Our Top Tips for What to See and Do in the Region
-1 Wrapped Illustrated Biography “Heaton Rhodes of Otahuna”
-1 Blue Dot Gift Box by Van Heiningen Chocolates
*Valid Until 30th September 2021