Fyffe Country Lodge New World

At Fyffe Country Lodge we have just taken the time to enjoy it all and this year a lot of our orchids flowered. Amazing what a little extra T&C did to them.

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Geraldine Fete

Geraldine Fete

Geraldine has been a hive of activity in November, hosting the hugely popular Geraldine Fete followed by the Geraldine Festival in successive weeks. Pretty Geraldine is renown for its beautiful gardens, and many were open to the public during the Festival.

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Snow

Snow on Stewart Island!! The last couple of days have seen snow forecast on the tail end of a deep low. And it was deep, down to 972 HPA yesterday. This morning we woke to a white lawn. Not up to the window sills but certainly deeper than we’ve had since probably 2006. And not…

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Ulva Island Landing Bay

A Savage Start to Spring

We’ve enjoyed a fairly mild winter this year, but as an old Stewart Island saying goes….. “we’ll pay for it sooner or later”…… and it appears that’s just what’s happening at the moment. 

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Church Hill Spring Awakening

After many months of Covid-19 lockdown and our normal winter shutdown we now look forward to reopening on the 17th of September. We face a period of tourism that is focused on our domestic market and it is a time to show kiwi’s what a wonderful place Stewart Island is.

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Life in the Slow Lane. Christchurch to Queenstown in 7 days

Slow down and see some of what the South Island has to offer. Starting at the coast you will cross the verdant farmland on the Canterbury plains. Then onto rugged tussock country with the Southern Alps as your backdrop. While you can make this trip in a single day, why rush? The area has more to offer than what can be seen from the driver’s seat.

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Fyffe Country Lodge a changed new reality

A Changed  New Reality Covid 19 Lockdown was for us a time of reflection, rest and catch up on some of the garden cut backs and some building maintenance.  In essence it was quite special as in our lifetime we have never experienced life at a stand still with no traffic on our roads, no…

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Breckenridge Lodge. Whats on

This October we are celebrating 20 years since owner and chef, Malcolm Redmond, found and purchased the perfect spot overlooking Chardonnay vines in sunny Hawke’s Bay to build Breckenridge Lodge.

We have organized several celebrations and pricings to mark the occasion in style. Although our season will officially open September 1, 2020, we do have 2 very special pre-season events that have us opening our doors early for an exclusive few.

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