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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Archer House Westport

Archer House is a luxury bed and breakfast retreat, ideal for short and long stay, perfect for couples to enjoy a luxury escape. Westport is located in the scenic Buller district north of Greymouth on the West Coast. Archer House was built in 1890 as a prominent grocers’ accommodation. West Coast is a lush area rich in history.

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The Vicarage, Canterbury

The Vicarage Geraldine offers un-hosted boutique accommodation in the centre of Geraldine.The new Barker’s Foodstore & Eatery is right next door overlooking the Waihi river walkway. This large concept store & eatery is a showcase for all the lovely products that Barker’s make and it has rapidly become the biggest visitor attraction.

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Holly Homestead-Achievements

During Covid-19 Lockdown many people took to the kitchen and embarked on delicious recipes and this was an achievement. I was quite happy to have time off from baking. Instead, I escaped to the mountains carefully led by Freda Du Faur.

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Stewart Island Kiwi Alarm Clock

Kiwi Alarm Clock   One of the good things about this time of year is that we can sleep in. But this morning around 0500 I was rudely awakened by a female Kiwi screaming outside our bedroom window. I woke Iris ….. not a popular move … thought about it and climbed out of bed,…

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The Vicarage – Geraldine

Nestled in the heart of Geraldine you will find the new Vicarage Boutique Accommodation which has just been beautifully restored to the highest specification. This historic homestead offers six luxury rooms in the centre of pretty Geraldine, the gateway to Lake Tekapo and the Dark Sky Reserve.

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Hidden Lodge Ski

Hidden Lodge Ski

Hidden Lodge Winter Excitement Winter is one of our favorite seasons at Hidden Lodge, the town is so beautiful at the moment and there is so much happening.   The official Winter Festival went off without a hitch and ski season is in now in full swing.  There has been tonnes of snow dumped, and the…

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