Sugarloaf Mountain from Flockhill's Homestead in Craigieburn Valley

Wharekauhau Estate, Palliser Bay

The Lindis Lodge, Ahuriri Valley

Notes from the road


Hannah has just returned from “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” land – New Zealand!

From landing in Auckland, the “city of sails” to jet boating Queenstown’s Shotover Gorge, Hannah experienced the best of the North & South Islands. Highlights included hiking to the Lindis’ Black Diamond, sheep mustering and stargazing at the new Flockhill Lodge and riding ATV’s along Wharekauhau’s black sand beaches. Gin & Wine tasting, kiwi viewing and library perusing were just as memorable experiences from the homebase of Wharekauhau.

Early 2025 space at top lodges in both New Zealand and Australia are already filling up quickly. With novel activities, keen locals, and 10pm sunsets, it’s not hard to see why! Reach out today to schedule your trip to New Zealand! See more from Hannah’s trip below:

Views from Blanket Bay, Glenorchy

Ahuriri Valley Trekking

The Homestead at Flockhill

Sunsets from Wharekauhau in Palliser Bay

Hot tub at Flockhill with Craigieburn Valley views