From 26 March 2020, New Zealand is in lockdown for four weeks to stop COVID-19 in its tracks.
That means that, for now, the Retreat is closed. We’re already looking forward to re-opening and sharing our beautiful part of the world with you again.  With that in mind, we have put together some affordable winter packages to celebrate a return to normal with you.


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Enjoy exclusive use of the Homestead's guest wing which has two superbly decorated bedrooms, a library, a large bathroom and 2 courtyards.   

Ideal for up to 4 guests.

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The bedrooms are large double rooms designed in the style of a European farmhouse.  They have thick 600 mm walls, high Oregon ceilings, Italian sandstone flooring, tessellated tiles in the bathroom and double glazing.   French doors open to a private courtyard with views over Mt Cook and the Ben Ohau range.  Ambient light floods each room with stunning warm light at sunset.  

Both bedrooms have comfortable super king beds that can be reconfigured into two king single beds for twin share.  Enjoy a high quality restful stay with only the best in linen and drapery.


The bathroom is luxurious and is designed in Edwardian style with tiled walls and a tesselated French Winkelmann tile floor. To add to the sense of elegance, the bathroom is fitted out with exclusive Perrin and Rowe tapware produced by English craftsmen with a passion for authentic design, quality and durability.  You can bathe at leisure in the princess bath with hand shower, or revive under the rainshower.  As one guest commented 'the shower was the best I have had!'


The library has a wide range of reading for your perusal.  Looking out through the french doors to Aoraki (Mt Cook) the library is your private lounge for relaxing, reading, working or entertaining.  Aside from a comprehensive selection of books, the library has some wonderful antique armchairs, a writing desk and opens onto a north facing and sunny courtyard.


Hosted accommodation in a luxury 90 square metre Guest Wing attahced to Pukaki Homestead.

The Guest Wing has two bedrooms, a shared bathroom and a private lunge / library.

Natural wooden timbers on the ceiling, soft Italian sandstone flooring.

Well appointed furnishings create a luxurious space to retreat into.

Free access to the Retreat's private forest walkways and tennis court.

Bathroom amenities including hairdryer, spa / bathrobe and slippers.

Central heating.


Luxury Accommodation 

Fresh Seasonal Fruit Platter (replenished daily).

Daily breakfast using home-grown and local produce is included.

High Quality Nibbles platter(replenished daily)

2 course meal each day including a bottle of New Zealand wine chosen from our onsite wine cellar.

Free High Speed Wireless Internet Access.

Free use of the tennis court, petanque, and curling rink (in winter)

Bathroom Amenities and Pamper pack.

Cycle trail bicycles (by arrangement).

Tea and coffee making facilities.

Free onsite parking.

Daily Servicing of the Guest Wing.


Onsite observatory and wine cellar experience.

Onsite beauty and in room massage treatments are available by arrangement.

Private Chef

Laundry services.

Local tours and packages.