Oamaru, North Otago
Luxury Lodge, Oamaru
Historic Pen-y-bryn Lodge is a magnificent sprawling Victorian mansion in the charming historic port town of Oamaru. Splendid living areas, dedicated hosts, locally sourced food and wine make this a unique experience. The lodge affords guests a chance to relive a bygone age of refined elegance, while still enjoying all the modern amenities today’s travellers expect.
Oamaru is a nature, history and food lover's mecca. The Blue Penguin colony offers large resident colonies of blue penguins, and fur seals and shags are plentiful along the coast. Pen-y-bryn showcases the vibrant artisan “cuisine scene” of the area, including award-winning local wines, meats, and cheeses, along with lodge-grown fruit and vegetables. Explore North Otago and the wineries of the Waitaki Valley, enjoy fly fishing, day rides on the popular new A2O mountain bike trail from Mt Cook to Oamaru, gliding at Omarama’s renowned gliding centre or, in winter, Ohau’s ski fields. Just to the north are seldom explored but fascinating Maori cave art sites.
All guests at Pen-y-bryn Lodge enjoy pre-dinner canapés and glass of local wine each evening. Dinner is by prior arrangement and we recommend dining in on your first night, timed to allow a visit to the Oamaru Blue Penguin colony’s evening viewing.
- Elizabeth & Victoria Rooms
In the main house, these rooms have all the historic charm of this grand house. Queen bed.
- Park, Nest & Garden Rooms
Totally renovated in 2015, these are large suites with big views and all the modern comforts. Super-King / Twin beds
- Excellent local restaurants
- Massages $
Price: $625 to $1,050
Bed & Breakfast
Gourmet dinners from $125pp
ROOMS 5 | MAX GUESTS 13
Oamaru is located on the East Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, half-way between Christchurch and Queenstown. Christchurch is a comfortable three-hour drive north of Oamaru, and Queenstown is three hours inland. Mt Cook is a two-hour drive with Dunedin an hour south. Air transfers from Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin can be arranged by request. Pen-y-bryn Lodge is on the southern outskirts of Oamaru.
MINIMUM STAY None
CHILD POLICY Children accepted 12 years of age and over; under 12 by request only.
CHECK-IN 2pm | CHECK-OUT 10:30am
CANCELLATION 7 days 100% | 30 days 25% | 25% deposit required on booking
ANNUAL CLOSURE usually June & July
- James Glucksman & James Boussy
- T +64 3 434 7939 / SK: Jamesglu
- W www.penybryn.co.nz
41 Towey Street, South Hill, Oamaru
Penguin viewing, historic precinct visits, biking the Alps2Ocean trail from Mt Cook to Oamaru, gourmet food trails or guided fly fishing. Maori rock art tours (Timaru).
Christchurch - 3 hours
Dunedin Airport - 2 hours