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.
'Yesterday afternoon we hiked around the property and discovered some really wonderful views of the Lake and Mt Cook. By late afternoon we were content to relax on the porch enjoying the expansive valley and Mountain View’s. The dinner prepared by the staff was delicious and very fresh. In the evening we enjoyed some music with their WiFi speaker by the fireplace. After dark, Luke stopped by and we went to the wine cellar to gaze at the stars. We were able to connect Jeannette’s camera to the telescope and we took fantastic pictures of several far away galaxies and sun clusters. Luke was very knowledgeable and also a pleasure to speak with during the evening. All said, a very enjoyable stay and I would recommend this place.' - Moraine Villa Guest, Jan 2020