Breckenridge Lodge, Napier

Breckenridge Lodge has a total fixation with comfort, sumptuous chef-created food and fine wine. Well, it is set in the heart of the fabled wine country of Hawke’s Bay.

Pre-dinner drinks designed to whet your appetite. A thoroughly indulgent degustation menu stretching over five courses - accompanied by carefully chosen wine highlighting the Hawke’s Bay area’s finest vintages. A chef whose dedication to fresh, seasonal and regional ingredients borders on fanaticism.

Decide to stay at Breckenridge Lodge during your luxury, tailor-made vacation to New Zealand and you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve reserved a place in foodie nirvana. But, of course, there’s more. The countryside surrounding Breckenridge is breath-taking. The picturesque Omarunui Valley rolls open before your eyes, the pretty Art Deco city of Napier is a short drive away; the unspoiled, typically New Zealand towns of Hastings and Taradale are also easily accessible. And, in the distance, the regal Kaweka Ranges frame the horizon.

Breckenridge Lodge, at a glance

  • Four star lodge set on the edge of rolling vineyards
  • A few minutes’ drive from Napier, Hastings and Taradale
  • Choice of five luxurious guest rooms with spectacular views over rolling vineyards and majestic countryside
  • Private balconies for relaxing and drinking in the view
  • Simple, stylish décor with a rustic Kiwi theme
  • Generous en suite bathrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Airy dining room specialising in fresh, regional and seasonal cuisine and well selected wines – plus delicious views

For leisure and pleasure

  • Two acres of wild gardens with original sculptures to explore
  • Visits to historic Napier, billed as the Art Deco capital of the Southern Hemisphere
  • Wine tours of the country’s most established wine producing region
  • Over 200 km of cycling trails along the coast or through the vineyards
  • Choice of three superb golf courses within easy reach
  • Maori cultural tours including a private Waimarama tour to learn about tribal legends and history from a Waimarama elder
  • Horse riding, nature walks and hiking through wonderful countryside
  • Fishing expeditions and farmers’ market visits
  • It was a great experience and now I have dipped my toes in the Ultimate waters I shall be back for more.

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    JE, October 2014