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Church Hill Boutique Lodge & Restaurant

Address:

36 Kamahi Road
PO Box 10
Oban
Stewart Island

Phone number:

+64 3 219 1123 or +64 27 270 5344

Email address:

lodge@churchhill.co.nz

Website address:

www.churchhill.co.nz

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Church Hill Lodge offers

Church Hill LodgeChurch Hill Lodge, (in conjunction with Church Hill Restaurant) has three spacious, intimate, stand alone suites with full glass frontages and private decks maximizing views of spectacular Halfmoon Bay where you can relax, unwind and soak up the panoramic views, native bush setting and bird life.

 

Idyllically located within easy walking distance of all amenities or if a retreat is what you are after all your needs can be met without leaving the lodge.

 

Breakfast, pre-dinner drinks, canapes and transfers upon arrival and departure are included.  Lodge guests will also have exclusive access to other dining experiences within the restaurant.

Directions…
As we are an island destination everyone arrives at Stewart Island by plane or ferry.  Please let us know which way and at what time you are arriving and we will be at the flights centre or wharf to meet you.

Nearby popular destinations…
Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau, Manapouri, Catlins, Dunedin, Invercargill

Tariff…
From $595 per room per night.

Church Hill Lodge

The Foveaux room is a fully disability accessible room. It looks out upon Foveaux Strait, hence the name.

Foveaux has a private seated area in the front which can be accessed from the deck or the garden. The prefect spot to sit and enjoy a book, a drink, or a snack, or perhaps a moment to meditate.

Please note a $50 surcharge applies to one night stays.

FEATURES OF THIS ROOM

  • Bathrobe, slippers and boutique toiletries
  • Sky TV
  • 1 Super king bed – or 2 king singles
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Wi Fi
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • TV and a DVD player
  • Home Baking
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Private deck
  • Full glass frontage
  • Nespresso coffee machine
Church Hill LodgeKamahi is named for its Kamahi tree frontage and location of the Church Hill site on Kamahi Road. This is Deanne’s favourite room with a lovely view of the titi islands and the bay.

Please note a $50 surcharge applies to one night stays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEATURES OF THIS ROOM

  • Bathrobe, slippers and boutique toiletries
  • Sky TV
  • 1 Super king bed – or 2 king singles
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Wi Fi
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • TV and a DVD player
  • Home Baking
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Private deck
  • Full glass frontage
  • Nespresso coffee machine

Church Hill LodgeTokoeka is the Maori name for Stewart Island, or Rakiura, kiwi. It means weka with walking stick.

Themed for the fauna of the Island and featuring art from local artists and photography from Deanne.

Tokoeka looks into the bay and gives views of the local fishing and pleasure boats.

Please note a $50 surcharge applies to one night stays.

 

 

 

 

FEATURES OF THIS ROOM

  • Bathrobe, slippers and boutique toiletries
  • Sky TV
  • 1 Super king bed – or 2 king singles
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Wi Fi
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • TV and a DVD player
  • Home Baking
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
Church Hill LodgeYour Hosts Deanne & Chris Sara ….Church Hill was the creation of Deanne in 1999. Deanne had long thought about having a restaurant and when the opportunity arose on Stewart Island she took it and consequently Church Hill Restaurant & Oyster Bar became a reality.

Deanne and Chris returned in 2012, after Church Hill had been leased since 2003, to re-establish the restaurant and return it to a premiere dining experience on Stewart Island.

The Kamahi Road site was the location of the first holiday home on Stewart Island. The restaurant maximises the charm of the old building, with beautiful views, a cosy open fire and separated dining areas reflecting the layout of the previous old villa.

It had been the Squires family holiday home dating back to the early 1900’s and they had called it “Tenola at Church Hill”. Tenola is an anagram randomly drawn from a hat from the letters of lean-to. It was located on the hill next to where the church stands, hence, Church Hill.

Deanne runs the kitchen and Chris runs front of house, and Deanne’s passion for great food is equally matched by Chris’ passion for hosting out front.

From the start of the 2017-18 season Church Hill will be a lodge as well as a restaurant. Deanne always considered the Kamahi Road site a great location for a lodge so in 2014 we set about developing the lodge.

You are only minutes from everything you will need at Church Hill but you will still feel as if you are miles from everywhere. It was developed to ensure that as little of the natural bush was disturbed during construction.

As avid travellers ourselves we know what it is like to be away from home. The lodge has been developed with the needs of the traveller being very much in mind. It is all about offering what we would enjoy, and what would enhance our experience while traveling. It is the little things that make the difference and that is the concept of Church Hill.

So once more Church Hill will be a holiday home that offers our guests a warm and friendly environment, leaving you with an experience that creates a memory worth keeping from your time on the Island.

Church Hill Boutique Lodge Package Stays

Coming to Stewart Island and want to have your stay, play and food all sorted? Why not consider a package stay at Church Hill.
Church Hill Boutique Lodge packages are designed to highlight the best of what our restaurant, accommodation and island have to offer.
Package stays are always subject to availability due to the combination of items offered. You will need to contact us directly if you wish to book a package stay so we can best meet your requirements for your stay with us.

Church Hill Boutique Lodge have the following package stays available:

Honeymoon

We know how special a honeymoon is. Since you have chosen to spend it on our beautiful island we would love to be part of this wonderful time in your new life together.
Maximise your time together by letting us take care of all the small things. You can dine with us, walk around our gardens and spend your days and nights in style. 

Minimum stay: 2 nights

Package Includes:

  • A bottle of bubbles in your room on arrival
  • Chocolates in your room on arrival
  • A picnic lunch on the day of your choosing

Terms and conditions:

  • It must be your honeymoon and we want to see you holding hands and smiling.

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Tramper Pamper

Many people head to the island to partake in the wonderful tramping that is on offer. Out on the tracks life can be very basic so why not bookend your tramp by including a stay at Church Hill. Enjoy a meal at the restaurant the evening before you hit the track and the evening you arrive off the track.
Many accommodation options don’t cater for one night stays so this is a perfect option for those travelling for the specific purpose of tramping away from Oban. 

Minimum stay: 2 nights (each end of tramp) 

Package Includes:

  • 3 course dinner for 2 on the night before and after your tramp
  • Drop off and pick up from your tramp
  • Storage of your excess luggage during your time away from Church Hill
  • Access to washing and cleaning facilities for tramping equipment

Terms and conditions:

  • You must have stay nights at each end of your tramp
  • Package is based on 2 people share twin room
  • Some menu items for your meals may attract a supplementary cost
  • Alcoholic drinks not included in the package price
  • Drop off and pick up from tramp at an agreed time and place

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Executive Burn Out

What better place to unwind and recover than at the bottom of the world. Switch your life clock to island time and let us do the worrying.
We know how to relax and we know the value of relaxation. All it takes is stepping back from your life and sharing in ours.
This package is aimed at the busy corporate who just wants to, or can’t seem to, say no to their phone or inbox.
This is your perfect excuse: “I’m on Stewart Island” 

Minimum stay: 3 nights 

Package Includes:

  • Anything possible personalised to your needs. You need only tell us what you are looking for and we will arrange it for you or with you.
  • We suggest you think about the things you never make time for and arrange to do them – Church Hill version of “Fantasy Island”

 Terms and conditions:

  • You promise to relax and let us do the worrying

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Long Stay Bonus

There are many things to do on Stewart Island and we want to reward your time with us by offering you a bonus from Church Hill Restaurant. 

Minimum stay: 5 nights 

Package Includes:

  • A $300 credit at Church Hill Restaurant 

Terms and conditions:

  • You must stay at least 5 nights.
  • Restaurant credit available to be used on food and beverages only from Church Hill Restaurant

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All For You

It is as it says; the whole establishment for you and your group. This gives you exclusive use of all three suites, restaurant and grounds. 

Stay nights min: 1 

Package Includes:

  • Exclusive use of lodge and restaurant
  • Evening meals for all those staying (maximum of 6 lodge guests)

Terms and conditions:

  • Alcoholic beverages not included

Booking & Availability