The Lindis

Located in the remote and starkly beautiful Ahuriri Valley, The Lindis is a hidden paradise far from civilisation.

This beautiful valley has been carved out over millions of years by the glacial waters of the Ahuriri River. A hidden gem in New Zealand’s South Island, the property sits on the valley floor looking out over the rugged wilderness. Guests will really feel a sense of wonder and seclusion at The Lindis, with the closest major city Queenstown located 3-hours’ drive south.

Masterfully designed, the lodge pays homage to the contours of the earth – the elegant wooden slatted roof blends seamlessly into the natural undulations of the landscape. The interior is just as beautifully thought out; and uses natural rock and timber materials, accompanied by elegant furniture and artwork to create a sense of harmony along with a peaceful, welcoming space. The sweeping floor to ceiling windows offer impressive views of the valley beyond.

A member of the revered Luxury Lodges of New Zealand, this intimate lodge has just 5 spacious suites along with 3 “pods” nestled in the landscape and only a stone’s throw from the lodge. The 5 suites all offer sweeping views of the valley through floor-to-ceiling windows and feature ensuite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor seating areas, gas fire places and a super king size bed. Each guestroom is fitted with beautiful furniture, linens and toiletries creating a warm haven in the middle of the wilderness that guests will struggle to leave.

The onsite restaurant serves uniquely ‘New Zealand’ style cuisine. Head Chef Olly Le Maitre and his team create dishes that reflect the season. The daily menus use top-quality ingredients that, more often than not, are locally sourced from the onsite garden. Coupled with superb service from expert staff and carefully selected local and international wines, the restaurant creates a refined dining experience that will leave guests with unforgettable memories.

Pods

The three pods make guests truly feel like part of the landscape. The pods are designed with double-glazed glass on three sides offering unrivalled views and creating a sense of remoteness. Similar to the lodge suites, but smaller in size (18m²) they feature ensuite bathrooms, king sized beds, an outdoor sitting area and luxury linen and toiletries. There is also a peaceful and private outdoor bathtub to enjoy at leisure.

The Lindis pods in New Zealand's Ahuriri Valley
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Excursions

Just like the landscape, activities at the lodge are incredibly diverse. The lodge has a 14-bay stable (currently occupied by 12 horses 1 foal) and there are a number of horse riding excursions available for keen riders. Fly-fishing, buggy tours, back-country fishing, heli-tours, heli-skiing, e-bikes are just some of the other options available*. Alternatively, there are plenty of self-guided walking and hiking trails that allow guests to discover the stunning wilderness landscapes.

*All activities other than self-guided are at extra cost. Please contact us for details.

Accommodation Details

  • 5 luxurious and spacious lodge suites with floor-to-ceiling windows
  • 3 delightful “pods” out in the wilderness nearby the lodge
  • Enormous super king size beds
  • Ensuite bathrooms, luxury linens and toiletries in each suite
  • Elegant furniture within the lodge’s main building
  • Onsite restaurant serving delicious New Zeeland style fare
  • Peaceful, outdoor hot tub
  • Buggy-tours*
  • Wander the many walking and hiking trails on foot
  • Discover remote wilderness paths by e-bike*
  • Helicopter tours exploring some of the region’s most breathtaking scenery*
  • Exciting horse-riding excursions for keen enthusiasts*
  • Back-country fishing*
  • Fly-fishing*
  • Heli-skiing*
  • Heli wine tours*

*At extra cost

  • An intimate property in the rugged and beautiful Ahuriri Valley
  • A member of the Luxury Lodges of New Zealand
  • Onsite restaurant serving locally sourced New Zealand style cuisine
  • A 14-bay onsite stable with 12 beautiful horses and 1 foal
  • Incredible valley vistas from the lodge and suites
  • 3 warm and cosy “pods” nestled in the landscape
  • Exclusive outdoor hot tub
  • Dramatic mountain scenery
  • Exciting walking, hiking and biking trails
  • Mesmerising stargazing opportunities far from light pollution

The Lindis is located almost in the very centre of New Zealand’s South Island, in the remote and incredibly beautiful Ahuriri Valley. Hidden from civilisation, the only way to reach the lodge is by road. The three closest cities are; Queenstown (2h 45 minute drive), Dunedin (4 hours) and Christchurch (5 hours). The lodge is best visited on a self-drive itinerary of the South Island. If not self-driving, transfers can also be arranged (at extra cost) to and from Queenstown.

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