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Huntley Lodge

Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand

A luxury boutique property set in beautiful park-like gardens makes Huntley Lodge an idyllic, colonial home-from-home. Set on the outskirts of buzzing Christchurch, this suburban retreat is the perfect base to explore Christchurch and the surrounds.

At a Glance

  • Huntley Lodge is a peaceful leafy retreat only a stone's throw from the city, for many an ideal balance

  • The lodge has a warm and welcoming atmosphere, as though you were staying with friends

  • Cosy corners and roaring fires make Huntley Lodge particularly cosy in winter

  • Eggs from the resident chickens appear on breakfast plates, while the Lodge’s vegetable garden provides fresh seasonal produce

  • The two-bedroom suites are perfect for families

Insider's View

In the summer months, enjoy a cooling dip in the pool after a day of exploring and in winter, a glass of wine curled up by the fire in their cosy bar.

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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Huntley Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Canterbury and the West Coast


The natural presence and charm of this fine colonial house place it in perfect harmony with its most beautiful, mature and tranquil setting with the manicured lawns and park like gardens which are fringed with towering trees and shrubbery. Huntley Lodge dates from around 1876 and the main house retains many of its original features giving it great character. The additional buildings have been carefully built to sympathetically blend in and the result is an elegant and luxury boutique hotel.

Stay in a Garden Room or Suite with balcony over the manicured lawns or chose a self-contained apartment with everything you could need for a relaxed self catering stay from fully equipped kitchen, to home theatre system and cosy fireplace. Rooms are designed with the property's history in mind and sumptuous furnishings and minute attention to detail assure great comfort.

Christchurch and the province of Canterbury are steeped in pioneering history and places of natural beauty and interest. Picturesque towns and villages, parks and gardens, walking tracks, alpine adventures and miles of scenic coastline abound. After all the day's exploring the hotel's outdoor pool and cosy dining room welcome you home.


Choose from 17 Garden Rooms, Garden Suites and self contained Apartments all designed in harmony with the style and period of the original homestead building yet with modern facilities and features. All rooms have balconies overlooking the pool and gardens. Garden Rooms have balconies or patios with chairs outside for pre-dinner drinks or reading in the sun and Garden Suites have a separate living area with fire, home theatre system and comfy sofa. Apartments have two bedrooms and a full kitchen.


Huntley Lodge welcomes families and it is a peaceful alternative to a busy city hotel. Children will enjoy the lawns and swimming pool. The apartments are fully equipped with kitchens, laundry etc. and provide a flexible option and nice change from hotel rooms for families traveling in New Zealand. Babysitting is also available on request.


Huntley's main restaurant in the original homestead and it is an intimate, stylish setting in which to enjoy fresh cuisine, usually sourced from local producers, with perfectly matched wines. Huntley also has expansive grounds and an outdoor heated swimming pool with loungers where guests can relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.


Huntley Lodge's restaurant and pool form the mainstay of activities on site but Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region have a multitude of experiences on offer from historical sites, botanical gardens, shopping, endless beaches, wind surfing, hot air ballooning, wineries, hot pools and bungee jumping.

Location & Directions

Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand

Huntley Lodge is located on Yaldhurst Road, in the suburb of Sockburn, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand.

When to go

The climate in New Zealand is incredibly pleasant, with warm and balmy summers and cold crisp winter months with wonderful clear, blue skies. The warmer high-season months of November to April are perfect for outdoor exploration. The colder months of June to August are the best time to ski.

Both North and South Islands are drier on the east coast, rather than on the west, where mountain ranges act as a trap for the moisture-rich winds from the Tasman Sea. It is also worth remembering that it is usually a few degrees cooler on the South Island than the North Island and as New Zealand has a maritime climate, the weather can change rapidly.

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