Otahuna Lodge is located just 20 minutes from Christchurch and almost hidden by glorious century-old gardens is one of New Zealand's most important historic homes and best kept secrets Otahuna Lodge. Built in 1895 the three-storey homestead has been lovingly restored to her original grandeur yet boasts all the modern amenities expected of an exclusive luxury lodge. The philosophy behind Otahuna is to provide a complete experience combining unsurpassed elegance superior accommodation gourmet food and fine wines. The atmosphere of the 7 suites brings back the glorious Victorian era- with candlesticks and fireplaces of that time- but there again- the patina of bygone times is subtly mixed with luxury and refinement. Outside- this small hill among the hills -meaning of Otahuna in Maori- unveils striking views over the Banks Peninsula- the Canterbury Plains and the hundred-year old garden- home to many rare and protected species.