A gourmet collaboration between four of our luxury lodges whose owners are also resident Chef’s has resulted in a fantastic bespoke North & South Island Gourmet Trail Itinerary making planning easy for those who wish to experience the very best of New Zealand’s produce with all the hospitality, luxury and inclusions that the lodges offer. The properties that feature in the itinerary include:
Bushland Park Lodge in the Coromandel
Breckenridge Estate in the Hawkes Bay
Greenmantle Lodge on the lower West Coast of the North Island
Pen-y-bryn Lodge in the South Island.
For a detailed map and further information http://www.penybryn.co.nz/experience-the-nz-luxury-lodge-gourmet-trail/
Contact any of the properties for package inclusions, availability and pricing.
Breckenridge Lodge is a unique gourmet retreat. Located in sunny Hawke’s Bay wine country this lodge is a haven for those who want to relax and be treated to some of New Zealand’s finest cuisine and wines. This lodge was purpose built by owner and renowned Chef Malcolm Redmond. With only 5 ensuite rooms specifically designed to ensure personal service and an intimate dinning experience, each has it’s own spectacular vineyard view. Malcolm’s reputation for excellence in food and wine is celebrated daily in his 5-star cuisine and the optional dinner wine pairing from Malcolm’s personal cellar 30 years in the making.
The Breckenridge gardens provide over 2 acres of both organic produce to be used in Malcolm’s daily menus, as well as, ample space to wander, unwind, and observe some of the 30 species of native bird life spotted on the property. The lavender grown here is also harvested to make Breckenridge’s signature bathroom amenities.
Green gates open to an ambience of timeless New Zealand hospitality with quietly assured international style. “Your” country estate is a balance between gracious and simple civility that make this a place that feels right.
Lawns lead to secret water gardens and heated pool with places to pause and reflect against a backdrop of birdlife. At night extensive lighting allows for magical tranquillity and wander the Nikau forest to the hot tub or continue up to helipad to enjoy Southern constellations.
Owners welcomes each guest making time for them to catch their breath with a drink and introductions as new relationships form…and then help them to settle into “their” estate. Pre-dinner Prosecco with artisan canapés is when guests mingle and along with the hosts swap those travel memories, local must-see-places, and listen to each other about life in general.
The hosts engage their passion for fine living, curiosity, science and culture.Guests often comment that they feel transported into a different world and are reluctant to actually leave at the owner/hosts parting salutation of arrivederci and Haere rā.
Relish your relationships; relax your body; exercise your curiosity in nature, golf, culture and epicurean passion…escape to “your” charming estate.
Pen-y-bryn (Welsh for “Top of the Hill”) is a unique historic building and reputedly the largest single-level timber dwelling in Australasia. A private home until 1995, today the lodge provides international guests with the ultimate relaxing retreat in New Zealand’s best-preserved and most charming historic town. Dining at Pen-y-bryn is a particular delight, with gourmet ‘table d’hôte’ cuisine prepared by your hosts, made with lodge-grown and local produce and served in our opulent dining room, accompanied by boutique New Zealand wines. Your owner/hosts delight in giving their personal hospitality – making Pen-y-bryn the perfect place to indulge, relax and unwind.
Colonial-style Bushland Park Lodge is nestled in a historical gold mining valley, gateway to the spectacular Wentworth Falls. In five acres of manicured park land surrounded by native forest abundant in native ferns, birds and glow worms entertain guests, far away from city lights.
Enjoy the double-slipper, claw foot bathtub in the infrared-heated, garden bathroom. Gaze at the starry milky way which you have never seen so clearly. At the end of the day, an extraordinary dining experience awaits in the wine cellar with open fireplace.
Bushland Park Lodge offers a variety of unique experiences for those who like to get ‘off the beaten track’ along with fine secluded accommodation and personal & intimate hospitality.
Hosts and owners Reinhard and Petra’s attention to detail makes this place to a destination in its own right.
Enjoy the seclusion and ambience of a Lodge so exclusive that a maximum of only three couples are guests at any one time. You'll need more than one day to experience all this and what this unique boutique property has to offer.
Ideal for International travellers to experience 100% pure New Zealand with most of their journey’s nature expectations covered, and for romantics the ideal venue for anniversaries, birthdays, time-out getaways or any special occasion.
For a detailed map and further information http://www.penybryn.co.nz/experience-the-nz-luxury-lodge-gourmet-trail/ Contact any of the properties for package inclusions, availability and pricing.