Hidden deep in the picturesque Ahuriri Valley, The Lindis lodge has made its home. This modern lodge residence, designed to emulate the natural elements and landscape surrounding it, provides the perfect retreat for those seeking an escape from the everyday. Accentuated by the surrounding mountains, opulent countryside, and gorgeous panoramic views, The Lindis Lodge invites guests to enjoy nature in all its exquisite splendor. While cradled deep in nature, this luxury lodge allows guests to relax and rejuvenate without relinquishing their hold on modern-day convenience.

Location

Why is the Lindis Lodge one of the best hotels in New Zealand?

New Zealand’s South Island is home to the stunning Ahuriri Valley, and it’s here, on the valley floor, that the Lindis Lodge spreads across nearly 6000 acres of tranquil countryside. Its spectacular natural setting is quite possibly one of the most unique features of this luxury lodge, as is the fact that three conservation parks surround it. The rugged mountain ranges, deep valleys, and awe-inspiring lakes give The Lindis Lodge the edge when looking for a naturistic retreat far from the bustling world. In addition, it is architecturally designed to camouflage with its surroundings. So while The Lindis Lodge oozes with luxury and modern convenience, it takes nothing away from nature. Instead, it accentuates the beauty of the rugged environment. Within its walls, the sumptuous furnishings and exquisite cuisine are influenced by the raw beauty of the surrounding environment.

Key Facts

  • situated on 6000 acres of countryside
  • 165km from Queenstown Airport
  • 35km from Omarama (nearest town)

What is special?

  • relax in pure uninhibited natural surroundings
  • explore the rugged countryside
  • absorb the panoramic views across the Ahuriri Valley

What do the guests say?

  • the views across the Ahuriri Valley are staggering
  • its easy to see why The Lindis recently won an award for the best hotel architecture in the world
  • the Lindis is a truly special and amazing place

Accommodation

What type of accommodation is available at The Lindis Lodge? What amenities can I expect to find in my suite?

Accommodation at the Lindis Lodge ranges from master suites and lodge suites within the main building to sumptuous outdoor double-glazed, mirrored pods. Select from two generous master suites or three lodge suites, all gorgeously furnished in natural tones using spotted gum paneling and bluestone masonry. The suites are designed with relaxation in mind and provide an abundance of modern conveniences synonymous with this luxury retreat. Generously proportioned, the rooms offer a super king-sized bed, gas fireplace, ensuite, and private indoor and outdoor seating areas. In addition, the uninterrupted views from the ceiling to floor windows, coupled with the finest linens and toiletries, make these suites the ultimate space to unwind. The outdoor pods are excellent for guests wanting a closer but still equally luxurious connection with nature. Glass-walled and underfloor heated, these pods offer guests the opportunity to experience the many moods of mother nature without relinquishing any luxury. 

Key Facts

  • accommodation in the main lodge comprises 2 Master suites and 3 lodge suites
  • the 3 outdoor pods are each 18m2 in size
  • all accommodation as access to free WiFi

What is special?

  • soak up the awe-inspiring vistas while relaxing in your private outdoor tub
  • cozy up around the fireplace while relaxing in a Master suite
  • bond with nature while enjoying a glass of bubbly in your private outdoor domain

What do the guests say?

  • the accommodation is out of this world
  • the rooms are stunning
  • the rooms are gorgeous, and the views are to die for

Pools & Spa

How can I relax during my stay at The Lindis Lodge? What spa facilities does The Lindis Lodge offer?

At The Lindis Lodge, relaxation is about connecting with nature. Here is where nature provides the ultimate spa experience, revitalizing the mind and encouraging mental well-being. Guests staying at The Lindis Lodge will find the surrounding vistas and panoramic views provide the ultimate relaxation experience. Those looking to enhance this experience can enjoy connecting with nature while luxuriating in the total privacy of their own private spa tub. Or instead of soaking the day away, why not take a long rambling, scenic-filled walk deep in the heart of nature? It’s nature’s best tonic for relieving stress naturally. In addition, guests can book massage services prior to their stay at The Lindis by contacting the helpful Lindis team, thus ensuring a truly relaxing experience.

Key Facts

  • all guests have access to a private spa tub
  • massage services must be booked before arrival
  • there are nature walks in the surrounding area

What is special?

  • book a relaxation package that includes massages, champagne, and horse ride with lunch
  • enjoy a glass of bubbly while relaxing in your private tub under the open sky
  • revitalize your senses while exploring the rolling countryside

What do the guests say?

  • we chose to take  long walks around the area, which is just lovely and so quiet
  • the private spa tub is a highlight
  • the highlights were the contemplative moments and gorging on the constantly changing views

Culinary

What's on the menu at The Lindis Lodge? Is there a variety of food choices?

Food at The Lindis Lodge is prepared by a team of talented chefs who draw their inspiration from the surrounding wilderness. The freshly prepared cuisine is made using locally sourced ingredients or handpicked produce from the onsite lodge garden. Start your day with local seasonal fruit and weetbix mouse, or enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast. At noon return to The Great Hall for a light lunch or request a gorgeous picnic hamper to dine on while surrounded by the earth and sky. Then tantalize your taste buds with pre-dinner drinks and canapes at the bar before feasting on freshly foraged porcini mushrooms, venison, or wagyu sirloin topped with decadent truffle custard.  Depending on what delights the chefs have conjured up from the offerings of bountiful kitchen larder, the menu satisfies even the most exacting palate. Finally, trust the culinary experts at The Lindis Lodge to choose the perfect local or international wine pairing from the lodge’s boutique-style wine cellar.

Key Facts

  • produce is locally sourced or produced in the onsite garden
  • all meals are included in your stay at The Lindis Lodge
  • the wine cellar offers both local and international wines

What is special?

  • relax every evening while sipping on pre-dinner drinks and sumptuous canapes
  • dine on multi-course gourmet dinners while surrounded by nature’s raw beauty
  • sample the delights of an alpine picnic while drinking in the surrounding vistas

What do the guests say?

  • another aspect that sets The Lindis apart is the food. The chefs are exceptional.
  • the menus choices, the flavors, the presentation are outstanding.
  • fabulous fresh ingredients complimented by the compact but spectacularly well-endowed wine cellar.

Activities

What activities are there at The Lindis Lodge? What is there to do nearby?

Set in the tranquil surroundings of nature, The Lindis Lodge is ideally situated for many activities. That’s if you can stop staring at the stunning vistas outside your window.  Indoors you can relax in the billiards or games rooms but outside awaits the adventure of a lifetime. Explore remote and inaccessible regions of the New Zealand countryside by helicopter. Fly through beautiful Fiordland and past stunning waterfalls, over mountains, and gorgeous rainforests. Then visit Mt Cook or explore the Tasman glacier, followed by a gourmet picnic lunch or a refined wine tasting experience. Finally, see the clay cliffs in the nearby town of Omarama or soak up the local culture while sipping wine in Central Otago’s ancient vineyard. Book your guided hiking adventure or stalk the valley’s remote streams for the ‘one that got away!’ At the hotel, guests can hire e-bikes and follow the trails through the magnificent beech forests or along Lake Ohau. If biking isn’t your style, choose a trusty steed for a horse riding adventure along the Birch Stream or Ben Avon Dam.  However, If you find it too difficult to pick one fantastic adventure, opt for a customized day out. Advise the team what you would like your day to include, and they will tailor the experience to suit your style!

Key Facts

  • book various helicopter adventures
  • hire e-bikes at the hotel and explore the surrounding area
  • the hotel stables twelve horses which are available to hire

What is special?

  • book a private skiing adventure right in the heart of nature
  • explore the Tasman Glacier, its icefalls, and caves of blue ice
  • sample the sumptuous wine in the ancient vineyard, Terra Sancta Winery

What do the guests say?

  • it’s lovely for  hiking, biking, and horse riding
  • the area offers plenty of activities such as long walks, horseriding, and e-biking
  • although remote, there are plenty of activities to do if you wish

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