Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in Dunedin, The Catlins, Invercargill and Stewart Island
Properties within the Oamaru, Dunedin, The Catlins, Invercargill and Stewart Island area
Properties outside the Oamaru, Dunedin, The Catlins, Invercargill and Stewart Island area
- Dunedin Centre Guest and Hosted - 5 Star
Minutes walk from Dunedin city centre and yet set in a secluded garden, this historic New Zealand mansion combines elegance with the finest of modern facilities. Elegant stained glass windows and richly ornate plaster ceilings abound throughout the property an echo of more refined times Fletcher Lodge is a registered Historic Places Trust building Guest rooms are richly furnished with antique French and period furniture and all feature superbly appointed tiled ensuite bathrooms all with underfloor heating. Some of our Guest Facilities: * Luxurious spa * Broadband connection * WiFi or dedicated workstation * Plasma TV screens - SKY and Local * Laundry service and many more! All rooms with ensuites
Nearby activities: Galleries, Heritage Attractions, Museums, Casino, Gardens, Sports, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Golf, Saltwater Canoeing & Kayaking, Bird Watching, Penguins, Seals
Nearby popular destinations: Christchurch/Akaroa, Queenstown, Fiordland/Milford Sound, The Catlins, Stewart Island, Invercargill
- Dunedin Guest and Hosted - 4 Star Plus
Nisbet Cottage offers luxury accommodation in two spacious suites with king bed, TV, safe, and broadband internet access. A large sundeck, accessible from the private guest lounge has been added offering panoramic views of the city and the hills beyond. Owned and operated by Nature Guides Otago Ltd., the lodge caters exclusively for guests who participate in the company's expert guided eco-tours for groups of max 6 people. The Sunrise Penguin Walk provides an opportunity to observe rare Yellow-eyed Penguins in their natural habitat. Native forest, tidal inlet birdlife, and Royal Albatross are the focus on the Peninsula Excursion & Albatross Encounter where we also provide an opportunity for active participation in a re-forestation project. Two nights B&B and the tours are offered as package for guests staying at Nisbet Cottage. Additional nights B&B are available.
Nearby activities: Scenic Attractions, Walking/Trekking, Bird Watching, Other Wildlife, Penguins, Seals
Nearby popular destinations: Dunedin, The Catlins, Stewart Island, Invercargill
- Invercargill Guest and Hosted - 5 Star
Indulge yourself in timeless elegance, luxurious comforts and Edwardian charm, in one of Invercargill's finest stately homes built in 1902 by C.H. Howorth a civil engineer and prominent artist. Safari Lodge is within 300 metres of Invercargill's botanic garden, Queens Park, and the Queens Park Golf Course. It is within 10 minutes walk to Information Centre and 15 minutes walk to city centre. Located at 51 Herbert Street Invercargill, Safari Lodge caters for the discerning traveler and business client who appreciates the privacy of a family home and the luxury facilities of a lodge.
Nearby activities: Galleries, Heritage Attractions, Museums, Gardens, Golf, Hunting, Jet Boating
Nearby popular destinations: Queenstown, Fiordland/Milford Sound, Dunedin, The Catlins, Stewart Island, Invercargill
- Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island Guest and Hosted - 4 Star Plus
Designed by Paul Clarke, built by master craftsman Findlay McCrostie , completed in December '04 "Sails Ashore" perfectly complements the Stewart Island experience. Finished in native Rimu timbers and overlooking Halfmoon Bay, guests enjoy the tranquility and beauty of Rakiura, Land of the Glowing Skies, in comfort and quiet style. And what better way to learn about the Island than over breakfast, chatting to Iris & Peter while enjoying a glorious sunrise and Kaka feeding on our balcony as a distraction. Sails Ashore is packaged with a guided eco-exploration of world renowned Ulva Island open sanctuary and the first night tariff includes this. Our road tours explore the human story of Stewart Island, while visiting beautiful beaches and lookouts. We have lived and worked on the Island for over 38 years as Ranger in Charge, Fishers, District Nurse, Charter Boat owners and guides.
Nearby activities: Heritage Attractions, Gardens, Scenic Attractions, Boat Cruises, Bird Watching
Nearby popular destinations: Stewart Island
Located in the centre of the South Island, inland from Dunedin, this semi-arid region comprises a series of river basins and deep river gorges.
Otago is often called the golden country due to its goldmining associations, vivid autumn colours and apricot orchards. The Central Otago region is the only one to experience a continental climate, having the hottest summers and coldest winters in New Zealand.
Old trails that provided access for thousands of miners in the gold rush of the 1860s can still be seen winding over the hills, along with stone cottages, cleverly-engineered water channels, mines and machinery associated with the gold rush.
Alexandra, the main town on the Clutha River is the centre for stone fruit, particularly golden apricots. The towns of Alexandra, Clyde and Cromwell are ideal bases from which to explore the surrounding historic countryside.
Main Attractions / Activities
Exploring the heritage trails, quaint mining towns and historic sites is the most rewarding activity in this region. Most activities are associated with this, such as four-wheel drive safari excursions and gold panning.
Gabriels Gully - location of the 1860s goldrush
Historic towns of Clyde, Lawrence, St Bathans and Naseby
Alexandra - main town of the region Roxburgh,
Cromwell, Ranfurly - other towns.
Central Otago is a land of riches - a special place, where nature's most powerful elements combine to create a unique and enchanting environment - from some of the country's best fishing to its top vineyards, the thrill of mountain biking through remote tussock, arts, crafts, and fine regional food.
Jet boating, gold panning, ice skating outdoors on a clear winter's day. The region is readily accessible by main highway from Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill or Queenstown. Central Otago includes the towns of Alexandra, Cromwell, Clyde, Ranfurly, Roxburgh and Naseby.
The Otago Coast stretches from the Waitaki River to the mighty Clutha River, on the South Island's eastern coast. About halfway between is Dunedin, built around Otago Harbour, which indents Otago Peninsula.
Dunedin, with a population of 112,000, is the South Island's second-largest city and the commercial centre for the Otago region. Its name is the old Gaelic one for Edinburgh - appropriate since the city was established by Scottish Presbyterians. It is a gracious city whose numerous grand nineteenth-century and Edwardian buildings are unrivalled anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere.
Main Attractions / Activities
Dunedin's architectural heritage has provided the city with some notable buildings, including the train station, town hall, university and many churches. There are also special former private residences worth noting including Olveston, a Jacobean-style family home and Glenfalloch, surrounded by 12 hectares of woodland garden. Neo-Gothic Larnach Castle represents the finest of nineteenth century craftsmanship.
A natural attraction on the Otago Peninsula is the abundant wildlife, only a 15-20 minute drive from the central business district. Nature and wildlife tour companies run daily excursions to view fur seals, endangered yellow-eyed penguin, cormorants and albatross. Nowhere else in the world does the largest of the world's sea birds live within such easy human access.
Further north on the Otago coast is Oamaru, known for the grand white stone buildings of its old harbourside precinct. On Moeraki Beach, about halfway between Oamaru and Dunedin are the unique, perfectly round Moeraki Boulders, which weigh up to four tons each.
Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Taieri Gorge railway, Dunedin
Olveston historic home, Dunedin
Otago Museum, Dunedin
Otago Settlers Museum
Royal albatross colony, Otago Peninsula
Dunedin Botanic Gardens
Yellow-eyed penguin conservation reserve on Otago Peninsula
Dunedin's lively pub scene
Oamaru's historic white stone precinct
Dunedin - main centre for Otago and second-largest South Island city
Oamaru - for white-stone Victorian architecture and blue penguins.
Southland is New Zealand's southern-most region, and includes New Zealand's third island, Stewart Island. General Southland's lush, green pastoral lands are among the richest in the country, a strong contrast to dry Central Otago further north. There are many farmstay options available in this region for those looking for a real Kiwi experience.
The region's largest urban centre is Invercargill, a city of 49,000, with many elegant Victorian and Edwardian buildings, gardens and landscaped parks. Like Dunedin to the north, Scots also settled Invercargill.
Unspoilt in its isolation, Stewart Island across Foveaux Strait is the third largest island making up New Zealand.
Main Attractions / Activities
On the coast, the Catlins Forest Park is a place of hidden waterfalls and river valleys, where native forest meets the water's edge. Rocky bays, inlets and estuaries make up some of the region's most magnificent coastal scenery.
Invercargill has an excellent art gallery and museum with high-tech audio/visual displays based on the flora and fauna of New Zealand's sub-Antarctic islands. It also has a unique live display of the tuatara, a lizard-like reptile related to the dinosaur, that is native to New Zealand.
Gore, on the Mataura River, has gained a good reputation for its trout fishing.
For anyone seeking peace and tranquillity, Stewart Island is the ultimate spot. There are superb bush walks and great launch cruises around some of New Zealand's most beautiful coastline.
Catlins coastline, for great walks
Port Craig hike, to see amazing wooden viaducts
Invercargill Museum, for live tuatara reptiles
Stewart Island walking tracks
Sea kayaking, Stewart Island
Kiwi spotting, Stewart Island
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