Central Otago District Accommodations

Accommodations in Central Otago District

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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThis self- contained Studio apartment is located on our Cherry Orchard. The apartment has a Queen Size bed and comfy mattress, Warm in winter, cool in summer. There is a full bathroom as well as a breakfast Kitchen and dining table perfect for two. This is a perfect base for your Central Otago adventure. The Property is a Five minute drive from Cromwell town centre and just 40 minutes to Queenstown or Wanaka. Guest AccessGuests have full access to the property including the Gardens. There is plenty of off road car parking available. Apartment access is via key so 24 hour access, a laundry service is available on request. Interaction with GuestsWe like to greet our new guests , it’s a great time to take a guided tour of the Orchard and orientate yourselves. Peter is around most the time if you have general questions and queries. The NeighborhoodA good website for our area is (URL HIDDEN) Cromwell was originally known as "The Junction", being at the confluence of the Clutha and Kawarau Rivers. In 1862, gold was discovered below the Junction by two miners, Hartley and Reilly. Once the word of a gold strike was out, there was an influx of several thousand miners to the area. As gold ran out, Cromwell became the service centre for an extensive farming and stone fruit growing area. It has a strategic location between the Lindis and the Haast passes, and acts as a hub between the towns of Wanaka, Queenstown and Alexandra. Cromwell is commemorated with the giant sculpture of stone fruit which stands outside the northern end of the town. Cromwell lay at the confluence of the Clutha River and Kawarau River, which was noted for the difference between the colours of the waters of the two rivers and also for the historic bridge at the convergence of the two. Since the construction of the Clyde Dam and the filling of Lake Dunstan in the early 1990s the river confluence was drowned, as was the old town centre. The decision to build Clyde Dam and use Cromwell as the accommodation base brought many changes to the town. Approximately one-third of the town was rebuilt on higher ground. The changes included the doubling of the residential area, relocation of the old town centre (now called "Old Cromwell Town"), upgrading of services, and the provision of modern educational and sports facilities, and a new bridge. The relocated town centre, or "The Mall," now houses the main retail, service and civic buildings in Cromwell. Several of the old buildings of the town which escaped the flooding have been retained as a historic precinct close to the shore of the Kawarau. The town was named after Oliver Cromwell and, as well as "The Junction", the town was also previously known as "The Point" and "Kawarau". The future of Cromwell is in farming, horticulture, viticulture, and tourism. Cromwell has been nicknamed the "Fruit Bowl of the South". Getting AroundSelf drive is the best way to get the most from Central Otago, however by arrangement we can pick you up from the bus stop. We also have two push bikes you're welcome to use. Other Things to NoteWe have a little dog "Rosy'' that lives with us. She is generally quiet unless there is a rabbit to hunt. She is very friendly but we ask that you do not feed her or let her into your room, as we don't encourage her to beg or allow her into the guest areas.
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Excellent
41 reviews
2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceLocation One hour's drive from Queenstown airport, the Hill House is located at Queensberry, approximately half way between Wanaka and Cromwell. At 600 metre elevation it has stunning views of the surrounding Southern Alps, the Clutha River valley, St Bathans and Dunstan ranges. Set on the North Eastern tip of the Pisa range the house catches the first light of sun rise and last of the evening rays. Activities The Queensberry Hill House is a perfect home base for all the activities of the Southern Alps and Central Otago. Within one hour door to door you can be skiing four of New Zealand's most famous fields. Treble Cone, Cardrona, Snow farm and Snow Park. An extra half hour and you can be skiing at Queenstown or Ohau. The Pisa range and its high country trails are at your door step. Hikes lasting a few hours to days can begin from the Hill House. High country huts can be booked through the NZ Department of Conservation for overnight and longer walks. Fish for trout and salmon from the banks of the mighty Clutha River in direct sight from the house. From its vantage point looking down on the Archangel vineyard, the Hill House is an excellent base for exploring the local wineries including Felton Road, Mount Difficulty, Northburn Station and many others The Kitchen The large stainless steel kitchen is four meters by four meters in size and fully equipped with 750 mm wide four zone electric induction cooktop, 900 mm wide electric oven, twin commercial sinks and dishwasher. The 510 litre fridge freezer is ample for long or short stays. Nine meters of bench allows ample room for preparation. So if you are tired from all your activities and just want to stay at home and cook it is all there ready. The Bedrooms There are two bedrooms both with large windows facing north with views of the upper Clutha, Lake Hawea and the Southern Alps towards Mount Cook. One is fitted with a queen sized bed and the other with split-able king. Dining The dining space, five meters by four meters is located beside the kitchen with a table and chairs for six. Large sliding glass doors give direct access to the courtyard garden and dramatic views of the Pisa range. The central fire provides atmosphere and warmth in the winter months. The Bathroom Fully tiled porcelain floor and walls gives the bathroom a luxurious feel. There is a mirrored wall cabinet, ceramic basin and vanity unit, toilet and shower. The large North facing window gives yet another stunning view from the shower. Guest AccessComplete access to the house and 9 ha property. Interaction with GuestsOff site manager Other Things to NoteSecurity Camera Because the house is located within an area of low population density, there is a camera installed to maintain security of the property. The camera is located above the front door, pointing away from the house, looking up the driveway. The camera is used for the purposes of: Confirming arrivals and departures at the house Actively deterring unauthorised entry to the property The camera is used for no other purpose. Images are automatically deleted from the camera by being over written after 28 days.
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Excellent
80 reviews
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The SpaceMy home is nestled in an olive grove. Private. Outstanding views overlooking olive trees and cherry orchards . My home is modern, but I am informed homely. I have an eclectic mix of furniture which has significance to me. Your bedroom has a super comfy queen bed and adjoining ensuite that has walk in shower, free standing bath, toilet and vanity. Separate lounge and deck area if required. Shared space also available with open plan kitchen/dining/living area. I am more than happy to share my kitchen space with you. I have an induction cook top and most appliances one would require. Breakfast is provided: muesli, fresh fruit (often from my own orchard), and yoghurt. I offer good plunger coffee and a choice of herbal teas. Guest AccessGuests have access to their private room and ensuite (with bath and shower) plus shared lounge, dining and kitchen area. Always storage in pantry and room in fridge. Access to any appliances, dishes and cutlery needed. There is a further separate lounge area and two outdoor decks. The only space not available is my bedroom wing. Interaction with GuestsI work full time three to four days during working week but enjoy interacting with guests of an evening but also, do respect we all differ and some prefer space. The choice is yours :-) The NeighborhoodRural setting surrounded by cherry orchards. Peace and tranquillity - but with an awareness of the life of orchardists at different times of the year eg helicopters drying cherries moistened by rain . Yes, that happens!! Bannockburn and its fine vineyards is 5 minutes away, Queenstown and Wanaka each 55 km. The new Highland Motor Park is 5 min drive away and well worth a visit. Excellent walks and cycle ways 5 min from home. Getting AroundNo, public transport. I can at times pick guests up from bus/bike trail etc but, I am at times restricted due to work hours. Don't hesitate to ask however, Local company hires cars for a very realistic price. Two bikes available for use on local trail. Older style but adequate
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The SpaceA warm and cosy strawbale home built of natural materials. Beautiful outlook to the mountains and countryside. Two hours to Queenstown or Dunedin. Guest AccessKitchen, living room, bathroom. Interaction with GuestsI live in the home too. The home is full of personal artwork and books. If the whole house is required, please see my other listing. Minimum charge $250 per night. The NeighborhoodBig open sky, mountains and rocky tors. Historic pub and general store down the road. Hayes Engineering museum. Getting AroundOtago Rail Trail.
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The SpaceHistoric cob private hut situated on a working farm in picturesque central otago. Guests describe it as better than 'Posh Camping' Guest AccessOwn private historic hut and open space surrounding. Private shower and toilet facilities. Verandah with BBQ if required needs to be requested due to fire ban No cooking facilities otherwise Interaction with GuestsDinner/breakfast is available if requested at least a week prior to arrival and at additional cost at the homestead. The NeighborhoodBeautiful picturesque stunning sky stars and natural vista No predators only a few sand flies Getting AroundBus at village five minutes away to most South Island destinations Other Things to NoteFarm and fishing tours available, by prior arrangement. Private swimming lake available to guests.
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The SpaceA warm and cosy strawbale home built of natural materials. Beautiful outlook to the mountains and countryside. Multiple bedding arrangements available. Guest AccessWhole house Interaction with GuestsI will show you around the house The NeighborhoodBig open sky, mountains and rocky tors. Historic pub and general store down the road, cafe next door. Hayes Engineering museum.
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The SpaceBehind the Bike Sheds offers two gorgeous cabins designed to provide a fantastic experience in a unique country setting. You will enjoy waking up in the stunning Maniototo and drink in the view while savouring a hot cuppa. The Blue Room offers a queen sized bed, tea and coffee making facilities and a continental breakfast. The Bunk House sleeps four in the best kiwiana style bunk house you will ever lean your bike against. Tea and coffee making facilities and a continental breakfast are provided. An upgrade to free-range scrambled eggs on toasted ciabatta bread and a rasher or two of bacon, alongside a steaming pot of percolated coffee, can be ordered. (URL HIDDEN) Guest AccessYour host Debbie can provide you with a delicious evening meal on request. (EMAIL HIDDEN) There is a kettle and toaster in each cabin. Interaction with GuestsWe interact as little or as much as the guests want. Our cabins are on a seperate private site next to my cottage. It's easy to come and go with any interaction if that is what guests want. I love to cook so providing an evening meal is always a great option. A continental breakfast is provided inclusive in price, but an upgrade to a cooked breakfast is a great treat too. Maybe a long lazy lunch under the trees is whats needed. No problem. Other Things to NoteWe have a Dark Sky Star Gazing facility on site. This is an amazing chance to view the night sky in near pristine conditions. With little light and air pollution, the Maniototo is a perfect sky viewing location. When booking in, mention your interest in using this. More info is available on our website (URL HIDDEN)
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    Nestled in classic central Otago landscape this newly built home is a joy to stay in. Generously proportioned living, dining, and kitchen with a large wood burning fire. New commercial kitchen with induction stove top and 900 wide oven. A great base for all the activities of the Southern Alps or to relax inside and take in the scenery. Peace and Quiet, Magnificent Views. The Hill House is set on the outer rim of a courtyard garden twenty meters diameter, overlooking mountain and valley views. The house has a central entrance-way in the courtyard with the bedroom wing to North and the living wing to the east. In the bedroom wing there are two bedrooms and one bathroom and a laundry and separate toilet as well. The living wing is an open-plan space combining the kitchen linked to the dining which in turn is linked to the lounge. A large double-sided central wood fire provides warmth and comfort. Location One hour's drive from Queenstown airport, the Hill House is located at Queensberry, approximately half way between Wanaka and Cromwell. At 600 metre elevation it has stunning views of the surrounding Southern Alps, the Clutha River valley, St Bathans and Dunstan ranges. Set on the North Eastern tip of the Pisa range the house catches the first light of sun rise and last of the evening rays. Activities The Queensberry Hill House is a perfect home base for all the activities of the Southern Alps and Central Otago. Within one hour door to door you can be skiing four of New Zealand's most famous fields. Treble Cone, Cardrona, Snow farm and Snow Park. An extra half hour and you can be skiing at Queenstown or Ohau. The Pisa range and its high country trails are at your door step. Hikes lasting a few hours to days can begin from the Hill House. High country huts can be booked through the NZ Department of Conservation for overnight and longer walks. Fish for trout and salmon from the banks of the mighty Clutha River in direct sight from the house. From its vantage point looking down on the Archangel vineyard, the Hill House is an excellent base for exploring the local wineries including Felton Road, Mount Difficulty, Northburn Station and many others Just one hours drive from Queenstown airport the Hill House is set on nine hectares at 600 m elevation, overlooking the Clutha river valley approximately half way between Wanaka and Cromwell. The views are spectacular. To the North you look across vineyards and farm land towards Lake Hawea and the Southern Alps. To the east is the magnificent Cluther River with the Lindis and St Bathans range as a backdrop. To the South East look across the terraced farmland to the Dunstan range. To the South to the North West the Pisa range rises to the skyline broken by tor formations. The setting is absolutely peaceful, the nearest town is 30 km by line of site, and with very little light pollution its a great place for stargazing and astrophotography. The house has immediate access to the Pisa Range conservation area which is a wonderful place to picnic and hike. The Hill House is very well located to explore the Wanaka, Queenstown, Otago region. You can easily spend a week here with something exciting and different to do every day.
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      Cobham Cottage is nestled in the very picturesque town of Omakau. The cottage is self contained, fully furnished, and fully serviced upon departure. It is well insulated with double-glazing and has extensive rural and mountain views. Omakau is an old gold mining town, minutes from the Otago Central Rail Trail, a popular tourist attraction, and only 15 mins from Alexandra and 11/2 hours from Queenstown, the airport and the local ski fields. All services are within walking distance including local hotel, grocery store, post office, not to mention what a friendly town Omakau is. Great fishing spots, the famous Poolburn Resevoir ( where some of the 'Lord of the Rings' movie was filmed). Fancy a days cycling, skiing, hiking or sightseeing then you have come to the right place,or just sit back, relax and admire the views. The is a caravan on site as well, that can accomodate three in the caravan, and has a large awing. Omakau is an old gold mining town, and has the famous Rail trail running along right outside our cottage. Sit on the porch and watch the sun go down with stunning mountain views and watch the bikers going past on the trail in the distance. Omakau is full of hidden gems and amazing places to visit. A must place to visit.
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      The SpaceOn a small vineyard/orchard; Kawarau Cottage is a stunning riverfront location with expansive river views along the Kawarau River and mountain views towards the Queenstown and Wanaka regions. Quiet setting, set well off the road, the only traffic noise is the occasional boat on the river. Barbeque and a sunny deck. The main bedroom has a comfortable queen sized bed, room to relax with sliding glass external doors. The second bedroom has two comfortable single beds. The kitchen includes a microwave, a benchtop hob, fridge freezer and washing machine. The combined living space has a large kitchen table, chairs and comfortable furniture. TV and wifi included. Guest AccessFull use of the cottage, barbeque and outside space. Lots of off street parking (enough for the boat etc) and private access. You are also welcome to enjoy our own garden, and wander the vineyard and orchard - (please check with us first due to agricultural activities). Interaction with GuestsAs much or a little as you would like; it’s your holiday! We love meeting new people and hearing of your travel experiences and equally enjoy helping you with any questions you may have about our area. We both work locally and on our own property so we can be there if you need us. Although the Cottage is close to our own home it is screened for your total privacy. The NeighborhoodLocated on Felton Road within the small historic township of Bannockburn with beautiful mountain and lake views, amongst award winning wineries, restaurants and vineyards many within walking distance. Bannockburn is also a producer of premium export quality cherries, and both Pinot Noir grapes and cherries are grown on our property. Bannockburn is the most inland part of New Zealand! Five ski fields are within an hours drive in the winter, and in the summer the lake is perfect for swimming, boating or fishing. We are very proud of our province and are happy to share our experiences with you on the best activities Central Otago has to offer. The weather and climate is defined by dry hot summers with temperatures sometimes over 30ºC with dry, still and frosty winters often below 0ºC. Getting AroundThere is no public transport in Cromwell, so your own transport is necessary. We are five minutes drive from the Cromwell township; supermarket, shops, cafes and restaurants, bars and a large indoor swimming pool. Local café and hotel within a 10 minute walk. Some hotels offer courtesy transport. 50 minute drive to Queenstown, 40 minutes to Wanaka and 2.5hrs to Dunedin. Other Things to NoteAlthough in a rural setting, the Cottage is within secure fencing so is suitable for younger children. You are welcome to make use of our two bikes. Normal daily agriculture activities are part of the rural lifestyle, this can include spring frost fighting (wind machine) tractors and machinery.
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      The SpaceWe are a cross between 'The Little House on the Prairie' and 'The Good Life'. Rather 'quirky' ! Set in 10 acres on the 'Plains of Rohan'. Well off the beaten track, surrounded by iconic scenery. Also close to the Otago Rail Trail. Can pick up for extra just ask. We have quite a menagerie. 3 horses 1 sloppy dog 1 cow 1 lamb and 4 cats, often on the loose running riot, kids too so not a pristine 'hotel' environment. Its a home that we are happy to share and that we hope you will really enjoy if you are happy to accept us as you find us:-) Guest AccessOur closest town is Alexandra 30 mins drive or we can pick you up from there if you don't have your own transport. We can also pick up from any of the main towns on the rail trail for an agreed fee. Interaction with GuestsSomeone is usually around but this is a working market garden so we are busy a lot of the time. We can provide good home cooked meals or picnic lunches and we produce our own organic products for sale. The NeighborhoodCentral Otago is a unique place in NZ, freeze of fry weather, about 2 hours from the ski fields in either Queenstown or Wanaka. There are plenty of wine tours and arts trails, plus the rail trail and now the bike trail from Alexandra to Roxborough. Plenty of local gold mining history. Getting AroundHaving your own tranpsort with enable you to explore independently but we are happy to drive you around for a small fee. Other Things to NoteWe have lots of animals and a child running riot at times. The animals are adorable but keeping the place pristine is difficult. Your room however is your own domain and is very clean and tidy, as is the shared bathroom.
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      Excellent
      15 reviews
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      The SpaceAn historic mud brick cottage that has been sensitively restored to befit its pioneer heritage. Timber lined throughout and fitted with an open fireplace, the ambience is warm and cosy. The ceiling is macrocapa, one of New Zealand's most eco-friendly timbers. The cottage consists of a large studio-type room with queen bed (extra bed available), comfortable vintage lounge, dining furniture, kitchenette and a separate ensuite bathroom with wet area shower and deep claw foot bath. The kitchenette includes a benchtop oven, microwave, toaster, fridge, complimentary tea/coffee facilities. Plus a gas BBQ outside on the veranda. Guest AccessPrivate Access. Ample Parking. Interaction with GuestsLorna and David are happy to assist with local information, suggestions and ideas to ensure you have a memorable stay. Their home is adjacent to Coombes Cottage so they're on hand should the need arise. Equally your stay can be as private as you wish. Additionally, for $12.50 per person, Lorna is more than happy to provide a homemade (uncooked) breakfast. It's likely to include; homemade muesli, preserved fruits, yoghurt and fresh bread. The provisions will be delivered to the cottage the evening prior. In the evening, Lorna and David would happily have you join them for a relaxed meal; pre-dinner nibbles, main and dessert with a glass of wine ($35 per person, please book directly with Lorna prior to arrival). Getting AroundAccess is by private vehicle only; a 1.5hour drive from Queenstown, or 2hrs from Dunedin. Other Things to NoteComplimentary; WIFI on the host's veranda or sitting in front of their fireplace, secluded spa pool, and mountain bikes with helmets.
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      The SpaceHollyhock Cottage has been a much-loved home for generations of families. The roughcast and stone building has been built on to lovingly over the years to create a haven of nooks and crannies. There are 3 cosy bedrooms, a snug living area, a central kitchen and dining area, and a gorgeous sun-room. Outside there are six garden areas, including a courtyard, flower beds, a cricket lawn and horse-paddock. Bring your horse, bring your bikes and bring your fishing gear. Use the cottage as a writing retreat or use it as a base for family adventures. Guest AccessGuests will be able to access all parts of the property. Interaction with GuestsOur caretaker lives along the street and will be available to help during your stay, and I am in contact by phone. The NeighborhoodHollyhock Cottage is nestled in Ophir village. This old gold-mining village has a historic post-office to explore with the friendliest post-mistress in New Zealand, a stunning cafe, a cosy pub and, on seasonal weekends, tantalising vintage shops. Roses, poppies, hollyhocks and lavender abound. Kids will love the well-maintained village pool in the summer and the snowballs and frost in winter. There are swimming holes, picnic areas and walking tracks close by. Ophir is walking distance to the beautiful Manuherikia River and the famous Daniel O'Connell bridge. Just a short 2 km bike ride over the river is Omakau and the Central Otago Rail Trail. The village is in the heart of Central Otago - 15 minutes from Alexander and Clyde, just over one hour from Queenstown, and two hours from Dunedin. Other Things to NoteChildren under 16 stay for free. The $50 cleaning fee applies only to one night stays.
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      Excellent
      9 reviews
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      The SpaceOur home is rural, however Alexandra is only 20 mins away. We have a small farm, peace and tranquility assured and wonderful hosts. Guest AccessYou will have your own privat studio with ensuite bathroom . Outside we have a sitting out area under a huge spreading tree. Interaction with GuestsRolf and I will help you with any information we can to help you enjoy your stay. We live near the Lord of The Rings film setting, so can guide any guests to these. Also wineries, sporting grounds, and the general area we live in. The NeighborhoodWhat is so unique about Bellach Croft is its isolation, scenic beauty, but most of all...the quiet tranquility. This is a truly serene place to stay. Ducks, turkeys and chooks break the spell occasional. Getting AroundYou will need your own transport, as we are 20mins from Alexandra and no public transport. We have parking at the house. We have mountain bikes available for guests staying 2 nights or more. Other Things to NoteWe are a working small holding, so have chores that need to be done, so hopefully our guests will consider that.
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      Guest AccessGuests have full access to the property including the Gardens and hill top walks. There is plenty of car parking available. Apartment access is via key so 24 hours and laundry facilities are available by arrangement. Interaction with GuestsWe like to greet our new guests , it’s a great time to take a guided tour of the Orchard and orientate yourselves. Peter is around most the time if you have general questions and queries. The NeighborhoodA great website for the area is (URL HIDDEN) Cromwell was originally known as "The Junction", being at the confluence of the Clutha and Kawarau Rivers. In 1862, gold was discovered below the Junction by two miners, Hartley and Reilly. Once the word of a gold strike was out, there was an influx of several thousand miners to the area. As gold ran out, Cromwell became the service centre for an extensive farming and stone fruit growing area. It has a strategic location between the Lindis and the Haast passes, and acts as a hub between the towns of Wanaka, Queenstown and Alexandra. The former is commemorated with the giant sculpture of stone fruit which stands outside the northern end of the town. Cromwell lay at the confluence of the Clutha River and Kawarau River, which was noted for the difference between the colours of the waters of the two rivers and also for the historic bridge at the convergence of the two. Since the construction of the Clyde Dam and the filling of Lake Dunstan in the early 1990s the river confluence was drowned, as was the old town centre. The decision to build Clyde Dam and use Cromwell as the accommodation base brought many changes to the town. Approximately one-third of the town was rebuilt on higher ground. The changes included the doubling of the residential area, relocation of the old town centre (now called "Old Cromwell Town"), upgrading of services, and the provision of modern educational and sports facilities, and a new bridge. The relocated town centre, or "The Mall," now houses the main retail, service and civic buildings in Cromwell. Several of the old buildings of the town which escaped the flooding have been retained as a historic precinct close to the shore of the Kawarau. The town was named after Oliver Cromwell and, as well as "The Junction", the town was previously known as "The Point" and "Kawarau". The future of Cromwell is in farming, horticulture, viticulture, and tourism. Cromwell is nicknamed the "Fruit Bowl of the South". Getting AroundSelf drive is the best way to get the most from Central Otago, however by arrangement we can pick you up from the bus stop. We also have two E-bikes you can hire, E-bikes have battery assist to help your biking efforts. Or ifn you feel fit and energetic we have new well maintained bikes for you to use free of charge.
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      Excellent
      7 reviews
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      The SpaceCatch up with friends, have a family get-together or enjoy absolute privacy with your special partner, Swallows Rest offers a deluxe haven away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Enjoy a complimentary bottle of Swallows Crossing wine on arrival and make yourself at home and start the day at leisure with a delicious complimentary breakfast. Guest AccessExclusive use of entire lodge Interaction with GuestsFeel free to ask us any queries you may have about the local area and the activities it's best known for or let us know if you'd prefer to be left in absolute privacy. Either way we're happy to oblige. The NeighborhoodCentral Otago provide for a vast array of interests from vineyard tours to skydiving, skiing to hiking. There are a multitude of organised tours on offer as well as self-directed adventures. Or if you prefer a more sedate approach, enjoy the river bustling past with a good book and glass of wine Getting AroundFree parking onsite. Shuttle to and from Queenstown airport available with advance notice. We are handily located on the main highway from Christchurch to Wanaka. Other Things to NoteSingle night rate carries a $100 surcharge, 3-night minimum stay preferred. No animals allowed. Swallows Rest Lodge is a non-smoking property.
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      Excellent
      4 reviews
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      1867 mud brick cottage with new extension. Set in a show garden of farming and gold mining memorabilia. Large grounds for peace and quiet on the edge of 'old world' Naseby with mountain biking, international curling rink, walks, all on the doorstep.
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        The SpaceThis is the real 1850 style cottage that was used in the gold rush days restored in the 1980s , one room cottage, nice an warm out of the cold an cool in the warm, Fire place is great in the cooler days. wood supplyed , cooking gear is there an ready for use , anything forgotten just to let Sue or Sarah know an they will help you out Guest AccessThe China man huts are located in the paddock behind the house you will share the paddock with horses an sometimes sheep , as this is a farm . Head to Bonspiel 71 old Dunstan road ,Moa Creek. We are in the pine trees an will greet you. All vechiles can get to the huts an if we get you stuck , we will get you out okay . Interaction with GuestsYes will always be able to help if we can help The NeighborhoodThe only neighbour is our other airbnb cottage , an Sue an Sarah at the main home stead . Plus the animals eg horses an sheep an dogs. We are the old dunstan Road hince the dust , so lots of fisherman going up , we are small neighbour hood of 20 people so we all know who is doing what an shouldnt be it a safe place we are pleased to see people here. Getting Aroundthis is remote we are 1/2 hour from Alexandra an 40 minutes from Ranfurly 15 Min from Omakua you will be fine getting around here in the summer as it is dry here . Other Things to NoteThis is Remote there will be dust an bugs as it is the country side, the closest shops is Omakua . Animals will be in same paddock as you an to be aware of rabbit holes in the ground an rocks that are stable, an the electric fence which is one wire on the fench normaly 2nd one from the top. If you need to have a shower or charge up something or use the phone you are welcome over at the homestead.
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        We look out on an amazing landscape which changes daily, nestled into the landscape is a set of small cottages with a great outdoor living space. Relax and let life unfurl around you.
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        The SpaceModern and well designed self contained apartment. Great setting - on a 10 hectare cherry orchard and vineyard. Large beautiful dam to sunbathe and swim. Modern and well designed apartment. Great setting - on a 10 hectare cherry orchard and vineyard. Bannockburn is a fantastic location. The 'barn' as we call it is surrounded by top vineyards including Carrick, Bald Hills, and Felton Rd (just to name a few). Depending on what time of year you stop by there may be an orchard full of ripe cherries or mountains covered in snow. No. The area is classed as 'rural'. The NeighborhoodBannockburn is a fantastic location. The 'barn' as we call it is surrounded by top vineyards including Carrick, Bald Hills, and Felton Rd (just to name a few). Depending on what time of year you stop by there may be an orchard full of ripe cherries or mountains covered in snow. Getting AroundNo. The area is classed as 'rural'.
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        The SpaceThis modern holiday base includes Wi-Fi and is within close proximity to a number of wineries, including Mt Difficulty right across the road! One of several dwellings on site, this Bannockburn holiday home includes comfortably appointed open plan living that flows onto a paved BBQ area with views of the orchard. Unwind indoors with everything you need for a relaxed home away from home, or set yourself up outdoors and admire the scenery! Bedroom 1 at this Bannockburn accommodation has a super king bed plus a rollaway bed, bedroom 2 has a queen bed plus a single foldaway bed, and bedroom 3 is fitted with a single bed plus a single bunk set. Explore the orchard, stroll or drive down the orchard path to the Kawarau River, or head up to the Bannockburn pub and local cafe just up the road... There are a number of wineries to visit all within close proximity, or make your way to Cromwell just a 5 minute drive away. This is a great spot to enjoy an escape from the city, with plenty of activities to enjoy, or simply sit back and do nothing at all... Orchard Barn welcomes you for an amazing break away! Other Things to Note* Please not that due to being situated on a working orchard, there will be noise, including early morning noise e.g. spraying, irrigation and general orchard hazards such as tractors etc. * The property is close to a 100km/hour road and is not fenced, so small children will need supervision. * There are other dwellings on site that may be occupied during your stay. *Linen is included in your nightly rate. Please note: for bookings made less than 5 days before check in, linen may not be available.
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        The SpaceEnjoy the peace of Thyme Cottage, a television and wifi free zone. We do have a selection of board games and are happy for you to share our extensive library. You will find books available in your cabin which you are welcome to take with you but we do appreciate you leaving one behind in return. The cabin sleeps three, a set of bunks and one single. Kitchen facilities include electric jug, hotplates, fridge and microwave. Also available for guest use is a barbecue. Bathroom facilities are located in a separate building just outside the door and are shared with Rose Cottage, which is listed separately through airbnb and sleeps two. Hair drier, washing machine, iron and ironing board available. We have bikes available for your use and can provide you with a map to guide you to the surrounding vineyards. We have a portable cot available on request. Continental breakfast is available on request for an extra charge. Guest AccessThe cottages have their own cottage garden with a barbecue and outdoor furniture where you can relax and enjoy a glass of local wine. Interaction with GuestsLast year was our first year hosting over the summer months and it was an amazing experience which look forward to repeating. We enjoy interacting with our guests but also respect your privacy. We live on the property so there will usually be somebody on sight to help you make the most of your stay. We can assist you with restaurant bookings, suggested activities and maps and directions. The NeighborhoodThere are a number of lovely walking and bike tracks to enjoy around the Cromwell area. Within ten minutes of us you can find: Vineyards internationally renown for their Pinot Noir Wines. Carrick Vineyard and Akarua are within walking distance. Cherry Orchards Olive groves Highland Motor Sport Park Old Cromwell Town Historic gold mining sights A weekly Farmer's Market Queenstown and Wanaka are both less than an hours drive away. Getting AroundThere is no public transport so you will need a car. Other Things to NoteWe have a small fox terrier called Max. He is very friendly and would gladly share your accommodation with you. Please do not allow him into your room or feed him.
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        The SpaceFreshly painted and ready to go, Rose Cottage, one of two available on our property, sleeps two. Queen bed. Small fridge and tea and coffee facilities only but a barbeque is available and a continental breakfast hamper of muesli, fruit, yoghurt, toast and jam will be delivered to your room. Also available through a separate airbnb listing is Thyme cottage which sleeps three, bunks plus one single and has a kitchen with hot plates, microwave and fridge. Please note the bathroom/laundry is shared by both cottages and is a separate building. Robes are provided for the short walk to get there. Two showers, two handbasins, hair drier, washing machine, iron and ironing board are all available. We have bikes available for you to use and can provide you with a map to guide you to the surrounding vineyards. Guest AccessThe cottages have their own cottage garden with outdoor furniture and barbecue space. Bring your steak and salads and we'll provide the rest. Relax here with a glass of local wine or stroll down to the shade of the silver birches in our garden. Interaction with GuestsLast year was our first year hosting over the summer months. It was an amazing experience which we look forward to repeating. We enjoy interacting with our guests but also respect your privacy. Our house is on site so there will usually be somebody to help you make the most of your stay. We can assist you with restaurant bookings, suggested activities and maps and directions. The NeighborhoodWithin ten minutes of us you can find: Vineyards internationally renown for their Pinot Noir Wines. Carrick Vineyard and Akarua are within walking distance. Cherry Orchards Olive groves Highland Motor Sport Park Old Cromwell Town Historic gold mining sights A weekly Farmer's Market There are also a number of walking and cycle tracks to enjoy. Getting AroundThere is no public transport available so you will need a car. Other Things to NoteWe have a pet fox terrier called Max who is very friendly and would gladly keep you company during your stay. Please don't allow him in your room or feed him. Later checkout by arrangement.
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        The SpaceA 1.5 bedroom holiday home. The main bedroom a double bed and the smaller second bedroom is suitable for a child and has a single bed. Log fire, plus heating. Includes continental breakfast, cleaning included in price. Handy to all local amenities. Guest AccessTV, BBQ, fully equipped kitchen. Interaction with GuestsGuests are contacted prior to arrival with key and arrival instructions. Any questions on what to do during your stay and local information can be supplied prior to arrival. The NeighborhoodLocated on the Central Otago Rail Trail Getting AroundOwn transportation required
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        The SpaceThe timber cottage is set in a secluded farm location, your chance to have no visible neighbours and its the perfect place to let the kids roam free. Guest AccessFull access to house and its yard. Farm access is at farmers discretion. Interaction with GuestsWe live 500m down the road so are available during your stay if required. The Neighborhood6km from spectacular Poolburn Gorge section of Central Otago rail trail, featuring two tunnels and a viaduct. 5min walk to two great trout fishing rivers. Nearby country towns to explore and pubs to visit - St. Bathans, Naseby, Ranfurly and Omakau, Alexandra, Clyde. Getting AroundAs its a rural location private vehicle or bicycle is advised.
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        The SpaceThe Homestead is set in the countryside, showcasing some of the most beautiful landscape Central Otago has to offer. Very private. You can enjoy sitting out in the bbq area with seating up to 10, surrounded by a unique wall built of central otago rocks while cooking on the bbq and sipping some of Central Otago's amazing wines. Guest AccessThere is a large area in front of the Homestead available for a game of cricket. BBQ area Interaction with GuestsI live within a short distance from The Homestead B & B and will be available for any assistance needed during your stay. The NeighborhoodExclusive Retreat with total privacy and wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. Privately owned and managed by your host Judy. Getting AroundWe recommend a rental vehicle for your transportation to and from the Homestead B & B. Some 7 ks or 5 mins to the nearest garage, dairy and café. Numerous cafes in our area and lovely drives to some of the areas I have attached photos of eg Blue Lake at St Bathans, Ophir, and Poolburn Also just voted New Zealand's top track for cycling Otago Central Rail Trail just 5 mins away. Manuherikia river some 5 mins away for fishing and or swimming. We recommend Pitches Store Restaurant in Ophir with their award winning chef, for dinner and they provide a courtesy pickup and dropoff after dinner. Other Things to NoteContinuous gas hot water and underfloor heating in the lounge, dining, kitchen, main bathroom. Gas fire and log burner fire. Persian rugs in all bedrooms, hallway and dining and lounge areas. Electric blankets on all beds. Complimentary bottle of Central Otago wine on arrival.
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        Situated in Ranfurly, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of John Thomson Monument and Maniototo Park. Maniototo Golf Course is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away.
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        The SpaceThe property is located in the direction of Bannockburn close to Cromwell coming from Queenstown. The country house is situated on a quiet rural piece of land with a Boutique Vineyard between other vineyards and orchards 5 minutes away from Cromwell and 40 minutes from Queenstown. Guest AccessPrivate access. Entrance door at the BACK of the house! Interaction with GuestsWe are happy to help you with your questions. The NeighborhoodRural property Getting Around5 minutes to Cromwell 40 minutes to Queenstown 30 minutes to Wanaka, Arrowtown and Alexandra. Other Things to NoteBaby cot available. Families very welcome! lots of parking space breakfast included wifi no TV
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        Beautiful Hospital cottage in St Bathans Central Otago. There is the Blue Lake just down the hill and the Vulcan pub in the town 250m away, there are walks around the lake, kayaks and bikes for you to use. St Bathans is very peaceful and beautiful
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        The SpaceSituated at Highlands Motorsport Park, Pit Lane Apartment is a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom Cromwell holiday apartment. This modern, top floor apartment enjoys a great position to enjoy views over Pit Lane toward the track! This Cromwell holiday apartment includes well appointed open plan living with a heat pump and underfloor heating for year round comfort... Enjoy easy indoor / outdoor flow onto the deck with fantastic views. Bedroom 1 at this Cromwell accommodation is fitted with a king bed that can be split into twin king singles, and bedroom 2 has a queen bed. For an ideal holiday set up, each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. Stay in and enjoy the scenery from the comfort of this high end apartment, stroll over to the museum for a coffee, or head to The Nose Restaurant... This is a great location close to Bannockburn and the many wineries in the area. Plus, you are less than 10 minutes drive to Cromwell and the Old Cromwell Town. In the summer months enjoy the warm climate and the beautiful lakes, and in the winter months enjoy the easy proximity to both the Queenstown and Wanaka ski fields. Everything you need for an excellent Cromwell stay is on hand, Pit Lane Apartment welcomes you! Other Things to NoteThe apartment is accessed through the gates to the Highland Motorsport Industrial Park on Cemetery Road. Please note that entry to Highlands events/attractions are not included in the accommodation costs. For bookings made 5 days or sooner to check in, Linen may not be available.
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        The SpaceWarm and cozy, this self contained unit has all the amenities you need to enjoy the stay you want. Guest AccessGuests will have key access to the living area of this cottage. Contains a full kitchen, bathroom and laundry. Outside the main entrance is an outdoor entertaining area with access to a BBQ. WIFI is up and running in your space. For those who have read previous reviews, WIFI is fully functional as at late July 2016. Interaction with GuestsWe are a working couple who are generally home in the evenings. If you would like some help with local activities we would be happy to help where we can. Sometimes we need time to ourselves, please understand if we are not able to help out immediately. The NeighborhoodBreath in the fresh mountain air. Take in the tranquility that a rural setting has to offer. Did I mention the sunrises? Ok I did :-) Stars, not the Hollywood variety, but on a clear night you can marvel at the beauty above. Getting AroundYour own transport is essential. There are spaces for two vehicles immediately outside the cottage for parking. There is a gate at the front entrance to keep rabbits off the property as they are pests in this area. Other Things to NoteThere is no public transport in the area, your own transport is essential. The cottage is located near walking tracks, the ski fields and fishing spots. We love the glorious sunrises and sunny outlook the cottage provides. A great place to relax and reflect. The cottage is located on a lifestyle block. It is situated 40 meters from the house we live in. There are chickens, and cattle on the property. The farm fences are electrified to keep the cattle from straying, please take care when moving outside the cottage area. The property is only been built in the last couple of years, we are trying to improve some of natural features, there may be some ongoing landscaping around the cottage and house.
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        This unit is separate from the main farm house. Set in lovely big established gardens, and surrounding farm amenities. Close to the Otago Rail Trail, approx. an hours drive to Wanaka and Queenstown.
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        1920's character house on a small rural block. Bedroom with decorative ceilings. Private bathroom ensuite attached with toilet and shower. House is located on Central Otago Rail Trail, close to the Poolburn Gorge tunnels and viaducts.
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        Stunning large room with original 1920's decorative ceilings. Large Bay window that overlooks the garden. Private bathroom ensuite attached with toilet and shower. The room has a queen sized bed and an extra single bed is able to be added for a third person if needed. The house is located on the Central Otago Rail Trail close to the Poolburn Gorge tunnels.
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          Nestled in classic central Otago landscape this newly built home is a joy to stay in. Generously proportioned living, dining, and kitchen with a large wood burning fire. New commercial kitchen with induction stove top and 900 wide oven. A great base for all the activities of the Southern Alps or to relax inside and take in the scenery. Peace and Quiet, Magnificent Views. The Hill House is set on the outer rim of a courtyard garden twenty meters diameter, overlooking mountain and valley views. The house has a central entrance-way in the courtyard with the bedroom wing to North and the living wing to the east. In the bedroom wing there are two bedrooms and one bathroom and a laundry and separate toilet as well. The living wing is an open-plan space combining the kitchen linked to the dining which in turn is linked to the lounge. A large double-sided central wood fire provides warmth and comfort. Location One hour's drive from Queenstown airport, the Hill House is located at Queensberry, approximately half way between Wanaka and Cromwell. At 600 metre elevation it has stunning views of the surrounding Southern Alps, the Clutha River valley, St Bathans and Dunstan ranges. Set on the North Eastern tip of the Pisa range the house catches the first light of sun rise and last of the evening rays. Activities The Queensberry Hill House is a perfect home base for all the activities of the Southern Alps and Central Otago. Within one hour door to door you can be skiing four of New Zealand's most famous fields. Treble Cone, Cardrona, Snow farm and Snow Park. An extra half hour and you can be skiing at Queenstown or Ohau. The Pisa range and its high country trails are at your door step. Hikes lasting a few hours to days can begin from the Hill House. High country huts can be booked through the NZ Department of Conservation for overnight and longer walks. Fish for trout and salmon from the banks of the mighty Clutha River in direct sight from the house. From its vantage point looking down on the Archangel vineyard, the Hill House is an excellent base for exploring the local wineries including Felton Road, Mount Difficulty, Northburn Station and many others
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            Cobham Cottage is nestled in the very picturesque town of Omakau. The cottage is self contained, fully furnished, and fully serviced upon departure. It is well insulated with double-glazing and has extensive rural and mountain views. Omakau is an old gold mining town, minutes from the Otago Central Rail Trail, a popular tourist attraction, and only 15 mins from Alexandra and 11/2 hours from Queenstown, the airport and the local ski fields. All services are within walking distance including local hotel, grocery store, post office, not to mention what a friendly town Omakau is. Great fishing spots, the famous Poolburn Resevoir ( where some of the 'Lord of the Rings' movie was filmed). Fancy a days cycling, skiing, hiking or sightseeing then you have come to the right place,or just sit back, relax and admire the views. The is a caravan on site as well, that can accomodate three in the caravan, and has a large awing.
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            The SpaceRead in front of the library fire, sit by the creek in the garden with a book or star gaze at the Milky Way from the outdoor hot tub. It is easy to relax in this tranquil place. But if activity is required, there are four bikes with helmets, two kayaks (and life jackets) for adventures on the Blue Lake, and a wee trailer to cart boats or bikes to wherever they are required. (Tow bar needed). And for the cook, there is a barbecue and in-season herbs and vegetables from the garden. The Cottage Facilities Two bedrooms – each with a king-sized bed (one can be made up into two singles) Two bathrooms (one with an old-fashioned claw-foot bath tub) Kitchen with many conveniences, including a bread maker, and well-stocked pantry Under-floor heating throughout, open fire in library and a diesel burner in living room Communications – Sky TV, wireless internet, landline (mobile phone coverage intermittent) 8-seater dining table plus entertaining facilities with fine china, glassware and silver tableware Restored Victorian-era rabbiter’s hut which is now a garden room Four good cycles with helmets, trailer with cycle cage Weber barbecue, outdoor dining area OPTIONAL EXTRA – Outdoor Kiwi Hot Tub – $50 a gas cylinder
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            The SpaceThe cottage is self contained, well equiped and for sole occupancy. Please note that there is good cell phone reception at the cottage but there is no wifi or fixed internet connection. Guest AccessPlenty of space to enjoy in the garden. Off street parking available. Cafe and pub with great food within walking distance. Grocery store & petrol 10 mins drive. Interaction with GuestsWe are available by phone for questions and advice on what to do and where to visit in the area. The NeighborhoodBig Sky Cottage is in the quiet village of Lauder on the Otago Central Rail Trail. The village has a local hotel, the Lauder Hotel, which is open from lunch until dinner and the Stationside Cafe, which is open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Getting AroundBig Sky Cottage, Lauder is in the beautiful Manuherekia Valley right on the Otago Central Rail Trail. It is 1.5 hours drive from Queenstown, 2.5 hours drive from Dunedin, 3 hours drive from Mt Cook and 5 hours drive from Christchurch. The closest village is Omakau, which is 10 minutes drive away and the closest town is Alexandra, which is 20 minutes drive. Other Things to NoteIf you plan to eat out it is advisable to book in advance as the local hotels, the Lauder Hotel and the White Horse Hotel in Becks (5 mins drive), can get booked up at busy times or can close early if it is quiet. You can get a great breakfast at the Stationside cafe just along from the cottage if you don't wish to self cater.
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            My place is close to International curling rink. Local playground Mountain biking, family-friendly activities. You’ll love my place because of the outdoors space and the comfy bed. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travellers, families (with kids), and big groups.
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            The SpaceDesigned for idyllic escapes, Delaney’s on Avoca is a perfect fusion of old world charm and modern luxury. Located in the heart of Naseby, this historic gold miners cottage has been completely renovated to provide a truly romantic couples getaway or a relaxing reward after a hard day on the Rail Trail In the main cottage a fully equipped modern kitchen, newly appointed bathroom, full laundry facilities and unlimited gas hot water takes care of the essentials. The luxurious super king bed lends itself to a lazy lie-in before enjoying morning coffee on the completely private enclosed deck. And the outdoor claw foot bath is the ideal place to unwind under a star dappled Naseby sky, before curling up on the invitingly comfortable couches in front of a roaring fire. The detached garden cottage offers a queen size bed, tea and coffee making facilities, heater and a large deck which catches the last of the evening sun. Luxurious guest bathrobes, wireless broadband, an iPod docking station, HD freeview and the flat screen LCD television/DVD player add the finishing touches to your special Naseby experience Guest AccessFull access