Less than 15 km to internationally renowned fly fishing rivers - Waikaia & Pomohaka, and a short distance further on to the Matarua & Oreti Rivers.
Under two hours to Te Anau, the Catlins, Invercargill, Stewart Island and Central Otago; and only two hours from Dunedin and Queenstown airports.
Close to Home:
Relax in the tranquil surrounds of our unique rural landscape;
Walk through native beech forests or across tussock hills;
Photograph southern fauna and flora;
Bring your own horse or bike and ride through tussocks and beech forest.
Fish the world famous Waikaia, Mataura and Pomohaka Rivers;
Kayak or swim in the Waikaia or Pomohaka Rivers;
Enjoy a round of golf at either of the Waikaia or Waikaka courses;
Explore Piano Flat, with its quaint holiday homes and DOC walking trails;
Discover local gold mining history at the Waikaia Museum;
Experience local hospitality and dine at either of the Waikaia or Waikaka Hotels;
Organise your own 4×4 expedition across the Waikaia Bush Road to Roxburgh (conditions permitting);
Explore neighbouring Leithen Reserve.
Waikaia – former gold mining town and now popular holiday spot with the Waikaia River, tennis courts, golf course, squash courts, country store and Hotel.
Mandeville – Airfield and Croyden Aviation Heritage Centre
The Moth Restaurant Cafe and Bar;
Mandeville Vintage Aircraft Fly-In (Feb).
Gore – Heritage Precinct with Arts and Historical museums
Aquatic Centre, ice rink and hockey turf;
Hokonui Moonshine Festival (Feb);
Southern Field Days, Waimumu (Feb, biennially);
NZ Gold Guitar Country Music Awards (June);
Hokonui Fashion Awards (July).
Take time to relax in the peaceful surrounds of our unique rural landscape with all the optional recreational pursuits our outdoor environment has to offer.
Only 35 minutes from Gore and 2 hours from Dunedin or Queenstown airports.
Please check before bringing your horses, bikes etc for suitability.
Enquire about discounts for stays of three days or more.
Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;