Otahuna Lodge, Canterbury, is one of New Zealand’s most historic luxury lodges, set on 30acres, recently extended and renovated with striking views of Canterbury Plains & Banks Peninsula. With 7 luxury suites, meeting space, activities, food, wine, historic gardens, max. group size 64 for that boutique executive retreat or incentive.

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At the heart of a 19th century Victorian estate, Otahuna Lodge seamlessly knits past and present together: period woodwork, stained glass windows and fifteen working fireplaces combine with a host of modern comforts and a rich collection of contemporary New Zealand art. Outside, Otahuna, which is Maori for little hill among the hills, has striking views over the Canterbury Plains and the Banks Peninsula. The song of native bellbirds invites guests to discover hidden glades, ponds and more than 120 different kinds of organic fruits, vegetables, nuts and mushrooms in the historic gardens.

“Our cuisine celebrates the best of seasonal New Zealand produce, with an emphasis on fresh Otahuna offerings sourced from our own vegetable garden, fruit orchard, glasshouses, mushroom house and even our own pork and lamb. Dinner is usually five small courses which change daily, and are matched with New Zealand wines included in the tariff. My team of chefs and I bring each course to the table and personally present them to our guests.”

Jimmy McIntyre – Chef
Otahuna Lodge Executive Chef Recipe - Pea soup with smoked salmon, semi-dried tomato, pickled lemon & mint

Otahuna Lodge Executive Chef, Jimmy McIntyre’s Recipe – Pea soup with smoked salmon, semi-dried tomato, pickled lemon & mint


Hall Cannon and Miles Refo
“New Zealand at its finest”

Maître de Maison – Hall Cannon and Miles Refo