The Establishment

The Est@blishment is a purpose designed Luxury Accommodation oasis nestled in the centrally located suburb of Fendalton Christchurch.
We provide the highest quality Boutique Luxury Accommodation experience, beginning with Valet Parking to the daily complimentary snacks and drinks and are one of Christchurch’s leading Private Luxury Accommodation providers.

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Stewart Island Rainbow

Winter at Sails Ashore on Stewart Island

An Islanders Winter For many of our guests  Island life is a bit like the far side of the moon. After all many come from the large, busy cities, of Europe or North America. And so there is a lot of curiosity about the day to day life of an Islander. And a regular question…

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Arts & Dunedin

Arts and Dunedin Last week in Dunedin was the busiest time we have experienced since The World Cup. Two international conferences and an ARTS FESTIVAL all happening at the same time. On the menu for the Arts Festival were Interactive Activities & Workshops, Installations & Exhibitions, Performances, Open Building & Tours, Musicians & DJs and…

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The Kai Cart, Stewart Island

The Kai Cart, Stewart Island The Kai Cart is a Stewart Island Icon. Originally the Gore Pie Cart, it shifted to the Island many years ago, and has fed visitors and residents alike ever since. It has hosted Billy Connelly and featured on one of his TV series, and has been a culinary part of the…

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Stewart Island Spring Orchids & Two Fat Ladies

Spring Orchids on Stewart Island As spring progresses I enjoy watching the orchids appear, especially while taking our guests around Ulva Island and the village roads. First to show up for us are the “Spiders”, and the first of these are the “Dancing Spider Orchids” or Nematoceras acuminatum. They are now well out, with most beyond…

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AKAROA CLASSIC & TRADITIONAL BOATS REGATTA – 2014

Regatta !!! Nowhere in New Zealand is much more than 100k from the sea, and it, and the vessels that we work and play on are a central part of this country… and so there are also lots of marine and boating events.   This year’s Akaroa Classic and Traditional Boats Regatta will again be centred…

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Lime Tree Lodge

Lime Tree Lodge – Wanaka

Lime Tree Lodge
Lime Tree Lodge is located at the foothills of the spectacular Southern Alps and Mt Aspiring National Park is Lime Tree Lodge – a luxury boutique lodge with a focus on authentic Southern hospitality and outdoor adventures, delivered in style and comfort.

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Safari Lodge, Murder Mystery Plus a Holiday

At Safari Lodge We have enjoyed another busy year at the Lodge with both private functions and guest nights. We held our 3rd Murder mystery in July . Renaldo ( Ray ) was poisoned by one of the participants and only one person out of twenty was able to figure out the plot. Loads of fun had by all.

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Akaroa Scenic Drives

Guests tell us that driving through New Zealand is an amazing experience, with stunning vistas opening up at every corner Akaroa Scenic drives The Tourist Drive from the Hilltop takes in the spectacular views into the inner harbour and outer bays from the Summit Rd. Just before dropping down Long Bay Rd into Takamatua, the…

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