The Greenwood Guide to New Zealand

Lime Tree Lodge

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Please note that this guide was last updated a few years ago (2009), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

Pauline and John Trotter
672 Ballantyne Road, Wanaka, Otago

Tel: + 64 (0)3-443-7305
Cell: + 64 (0)27-956-5162
Fax: + 64 (0)3-443-7345

No matter which way you look from Lime Tree Lodge’s manicured garden, some distant, grandly-named mountain will stare right back at you. The lodge, humbled and alone among its rocky neighbours, is uniquely positioned on a huge, flat plain, so that with a single quick and dizzy spin you can view them all at once.....

.... Although just a quick drive away, I felt perfectly removed from the bustle of town as I pondered the panorama, not quite knowing where to rest my eyes – so I stepped inside and set my sights on some well-needed R&R instead. Dominated by a superb, craggy schist fireplace the living area is stylish-yet-put-your-feet-up-and-sink-into-the-sofa-right-now comfy all at the same time. Though new to the business, your hosts Pauline and John seem instinctively to know just what you’ll need. For me this meant cracking open a bottle of local pinot noir, preparing a delicious tray of nibbles, including whitebait ‘fritters’ fresh from the pan, and stoking the fire till it crackled. Perfect. All the rooms are fresh and contemporary, but just as cosy. Plenty of light streams through their French windows from Pauline’s lovely garden, which is just the spot to relax and soak up the warm Central Otago sun. Enjoy a Vodka lime gimlet - Lime Tree Lodge's suggested apéritif made with New Zealand's very own '42 below' Vodka and freshly-squeezed lime juice – with your hosts while the sun sets over awe-inspiring mountains in the distance. Swimming-pool, petanque court and 5-hole pitch and putt golf course on site. Children over 8 welcome.

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Symbols: No Smoking    Special Wheelchair Access    Off-street Parking    Meals Can Be Provided    Swimming in Pool/Sea/River    Good Hiking or Walking    Full Wheelchair Facilities    Fishing    Wifi Available    Owners are Garden Enthusiasts    Horses available    Township Visits or Cultural Experiences    Gourmet Cuisine Available    Boats or Charters    Canoeing    History Tours    White-water Rafting    
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Rooms: 6: 2 superking/twin, 2 king/twin, all en/s sh’r; 2 superior suites with lounge, satellite TV, CD/DVD player, bar/fridge, 1 with log fire, kitchenette & dining area. Black Peak Suite: 1 superking/tw & 1 tw/bunk sharing en/s bath & sh’r (max 2 adults & 2 kids 12 & under); Linden Suite: 1 superking/tw en/s sh’r.
Prices: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Full breakfast included. Complimentary apéritifs, all day tea, coffee, home-baking, fresh fruit, mineral water. Evening meals by prior arrangement during winter only.
Directions: Leave Wanaka on SH6 towards Queenstown. Lodge is signposted on right-hand side 6km from town. 7 mins from Wanaka.

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