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Banks Peninsula, New Zealand's South Island, New Zealand


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Luxury Holidays At Annandale

Created by kiwi Mark Palmer to breed the finest livestock and create uniquely authentic experiences for guests, Annandale is a 4,000-acre working sheep and cattle coastal farm, located along the scenic Banks Peninsula on the South Island. Set within a historic farm, established in 1843, the five-bedroom Annandale homestead has been beautifully restored and is surrounded by elegant gardens and abundant orchards. In addition to this centrepiece, there is the authentic and rustic Shepherd's Cottage, brimming with charm and the ideal rural retreat for two, Scrubby Bay, a luxurious four-bedroom cedar-clad beach house in its own bay and perfect for celebrations, plus Seascape an ultra-modern one-bedroom steel and glass retreat, situated in a picturesque private bay which is only accessible by 4-wheel-drive or helicopter.

Whether guests prefer the charm of a 19th-century homestead, or seek a sleek retreat such as Seascape, they are assured of sensational coastal scenery, delicious local cuisine and warm kiwi hospitality. Each property provides a superb level of comfort and luxury inside, along with activities such as cooking classes, spa treatments, horse- riding, mountain-biking or simply hiking the incredible estate. Beyond the fertile rolling hills, the turquoise waters are perfect for kayaking and guests can visit nearby Akaroa to take nature cruises and see the native Hector's dolphins.

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  • Type: Boutique Hotel
  • Summary: Coastal farm escape with four award-winning luxury villas
  • Feature: A spectacular farm with incredible seascapes and cuisine
  • Rooms: 5 Bedroom Annandale Homestead plus four villas
  • Star rating: NZ Luxury Lodge
  • Nearest airport: Christchurch International Airport
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Location and transfer

Annandale is 75-minutes from Christchurch Airport via private car transfer, or 15-minutes via helicopter transfer.

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Hotel Experiences

Embark on an unforgettable culinary journey during Annandale's wonderful cooking classes, led by a world-class chef. With no set menu, you can decide exactly what you want to learn on your own bespoke course, before transforming the freshest local produce into delicious dishes using expert techniques. If you'd prefer to sit back whilst a specialist prepares the food, you can hire your own personal chef for one remarkable meal or for your entire stay. Design the perfect menu for your own taste, which will then be brought to life using seasonal inspiration and unparalleled passion from your chef.


With its dramatic surrounding landscape, wide shimmering waters and wonderful tranquillity, Annandale oozes charm and romance. Experience complete intimacy with help from the 'Luxury Indulgence' package, offering chilled Champagne on arrival, gourmet "we create, you serve" breakfasts and picnic hampers, plus your very own private nature cruise. For the ultimate sanctuary, book the luxurious Shepherd's Cottage, a secluded rural retreat that is perfect for a romantic getaway. Relax in the outdoor bath, overlooking uninterrupted views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean, before snuggling up on sheepskins in front of the open fire.

Wildlife Encounters

The sheltered, turquoise-coloured waters of Pigeon Bay are home to a host of fascinating marine life, including diverse bird colonies, New Zealand Fur Seals and charming Blue Penguins. Kayak into the playground of the friendly Hector's Dolphins - the smallest and most rare in the world - and swim alongside them for a truly unforgettable wildlife encounter or hop aboard Annandale's powerboat for a breathtaking nature cruise, led by an expert local guide who will ensure that you get the very most from your trip whilst the captivating species are completely respected and remain undisturbed.


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