Two wonderful nights including New Year's Eve. Wendy and Steve were excellent and well-informed hosts, great meals made from homegrown and locally sourced produce accompanied by the best NZ wine we encountered on our trip. Walk to the river was enhanced by Oscar the black lab's company. The house is beautifully located with fabulous views. We chose to stop here because the Gorge offered rafting and it was a convenient stop on the way from the Glaciers to Blenheim. We found the area has much more to offer than revealed by the the usual international guide books - Buller Gorge -marvellous scenery and extensive range of water related activities and Murchision - a great place to have a snapshot of how a community developed through agriculture, the gold rush, earthquakes and much more. If only we had had time to stay for longer. Don't pass the area by.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A stylish country lodge in a spectacular setting overlooking the Matakitaki River. All rooms are ensuite with private verandahs, dinner is included, all produce used is either grown in our garden or local. ... more less