Luxury Adventures are doing a series of interviews with some of our key suppliers. We’re looking at the different aspects of their lives and how these influence the experiences they offer. The Lindis offers unrivalled luxury accommodation and is located near the Lindis Pass, South Island, New Zealand.
The conception of The Lindis
Tell us how New Zealand’s newest luxury lodge came to be? The lodge came to be by creating a building that is in harmony with the land. Indeed the architecture and design of the lodge are outstanding. In addition the owner of The Lindis was heavily involved in the design. The design was created and brought to life by Chris Kelly of Architecture Workshop in Wellington.
Fly fishing at The Lindis
With the Ahuriri River running through the property fly fishing looks to be a popular option for guests. What months is this available and are guided options available? Yes, from the first weekend in December through to the end of April. Also guided options can be done, either half or full day.
Experiences at The Lindis Luxury Lodge
There are some really interesting activities and experiences available at The Lindis. What is your personal favourite, and which do you recommend as a “must do”? Gliding at Omarama; Which is our nearby township and recognised in the top 2 or 3 places in the world to go mountain soaring. Furthermore you can take off from one of the properties own airstrips and be soaring about Aoraki, Mt Cook within 45 minutes. Indeed a once in a lifetime experience.
Other than on site activities, what do you recommend for our guests to do in the immediate area? Explore the Waitaki Valley wine country, a little brother to the better known central Otago wine country. What’s more The Waitaki Valley, offers some of the best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the world. Similarly try the Valli Waitaki Pinot Noir for a Burgundian beauty or River T estate Two Brothers Chardonnay for an incredible option.
What style of accommodation is on offer at The Lindis. Also what type of guests is it suited to? We have two master suites, three lodge suites and three pods. The Lindis luxury lodge is a mountain idleness environment offering the best of lodgings. In all honesty our property is truly unique and presents the New Zealand High Country in a truly authentic way. No manicured box hedges here. Here you’ll find mountainous trails and gin clear high country streams instead!!
Gastronomy at The Lindis
What style of cuisine can guests expect whilst staying at The Lindis. Can you show us an example menu? Our head chef is from Northern Italy, but has been in New Zealand for over 30 years now. Therefore our cuisine blends Italian style with the best of New Zealand produce. Such as Merino Lamb prosciutto and fresh pasta made daily.
New properties in The Lindis portfolio
Can you briefly talk us through the other new exciting properties in The Lindis group? We are currently building Mt Isthmus. A sole use full service villa product on the shores of Lake Hawea. This is due to be open 1st Dec 2020, which will be another architectural masterpiece. This will mirror the service style of our Queenstown Property Chalet New Zermatt. Yet this sits on 6000 acres of land that stretches from the shores of Lake Wanaka to Lake Hawea.
Typical stay at The Lindis
What would a typical 3 night itinerary at The Lindis look like? Hiking, Gliding and Horse Riding. The best way to explore the untouched wildness of the Ahuriri Valley!
Interview with William Hudson, Operations Manager. The Lindis, New Zealand’s newest Luxury Lodge.
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