Greenhill Lodge is an intimate, tranquil and exclusive New Zealand lodge located in the heart of Hawke’s Bay wine country, a region with some of the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand. Greenhill Lodge is within fifteen minutes of either Havelock North or Hastings, an easy two hour drive from Taupo and one hour flight from either Auckland or Wellington. Offering luxury accommodation and an extensive range of customised wine and food excursions designed to provide authentic and personal experiences, Greenhill offers the finest luxury lodge experience in Hawke’s Bay. Greenhill Lodge offers guests a great deal of space in which to relax and enjoy the tranquility of the countryside in the heart of Hawke’s Bay wine country.
You enter the homestead into a large entrance hall with exquisite hand painted lead lights and graced with wooden panels and elegant carved archways. To the right is the drawing room which has a large log fire to ensure warmth in the winter months, here guests may relax and enjoy the outlook into the garden. Adjacent to the drawing room you will find the main dining room, a room of grand proportions with a great deal of charm. The distance from floor to ceiling in these rooms is considerable at fourteen feet. To the left of the entrance hall is the guest wing of the house, which contains five luxuriously appointed suites each with its own ensuite. Guest accommodation spills out onto a deep north facing veranda and then on to the park like gardens. Terrace seating enables guests to enjoy an outdoor breakfast or lap up the Hawke’s Bay sunshine with a glass of wine. The homestead offers guests two more interesting features, a viewing turret and billiard room. The viewing turret is three stories high; guests may climb to the turret that sports a small sitting room complete with viewing telescope. A floor to ceiling window lifts up to provide egress to a balcony that affords a panoramic view of the Hawke’s Bay countryside and at night the lights of the Bay cities. The Billiard Room with its elegant wood paneling is furnished in grand style complete with a full size table. In this room you can also enjoy a library of New Zealand books or just relax by the open log fire. The old stables of the homestead have been converted into a gymnasium. This room affords a view of the hills which stretches for miles and takes in a Hawke’s Bay landmark, distinctive Te Mata Peak. Guests may also enjoy an outdoor recreational area which incorporates a swimming pool, log fireplace and seating for guests to relax.