Aoturoa Lodge, Wanaka, New Zealand
Jon & Lesley share their thoughts on Wanaka, local activity options and more.. Only an hour from Queenstown and just minutes from Wanaka, and surrounded by mountain, river and vineyard views, Aoturoa is an exclusive haven. A place for peaceful indulgence - one of those rare finds. According to owners Lesley and Jon Davies, "it's the best place in the world to replenish what the pressures of everyday living have squeezed out of you". Aoturoa means "World of light" in the Maori language. With snow on the peaks of the mountain ranges turned pink by the early morning sun, the twilight on summer evenings lingering for hours after the last sun has left the chalky river bluffs, Aoturoa seems aptly named. Tucked away at the end of a long drive in total privacy, Aoturoa is a beautiful villa. Purpose built, it is in harmony with the backdrop of meadow and river bluff and designed to offer absolute comfort for a handful of guests while they enjoy the experience of the Upper Clutha valley. Literally surrounded by mountain & river views, with fishing, vineyards, fruit orchards, national park walks and ski fields in close proximity, this lodge style, exclusive accommodation is a luxury retreat and an ideal base from which to experience Milford Sound, Queenstown, and Wanaka.
Facilities: Two suites have showers; two have French tubs and separate showers, feather duvets, top-line pillows and bed linen, robes, toiletries, TV, Internet access, outdoor fireplace, guest lounge and library.
Destination: Aoturoa Lodge, Cromwell Rd, Wanaka
Official website: Aoturoa Luxury Villa
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"Dear Jon & Lelsey We had the most wonderful time in NZ and of all our different lodgings we talk about yours the most. We did talk about our next visit to NZ on the plane to Canada, which bits we would love to revisit and where we hadn’t been but would like to so it may not be too long before we return and Aoturoa is top of the list.On a serious note thank you both for a great stay and we would like to wish you continued success and prosperity for years to come. This is purely selfish as we want to come back. See you soon"
"Aoturoa was the best stay of our New Zealand trip.....elegant accommodations and dining in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. I've already given Aoturoa (and our hosts) a glowing review to the travel agent here in London. She wanted to know whether or not it was a place she could recommend to other clients.....the answer was ABSOLUTELY YES!!!!"