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Greenhill Lodge is a historic homestead located in the heart of Hawke’s Bay, a stretch of beautiful coastline on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island.
The region’s rolling hills and winding rivers are perfect for fishing, swimming, golfing and canoeing, among other outdoor activities.
This is also an agricultural region and you’ll be treated to local produce and wines from the vineyards here during your stay.
The lodge has a rich history, starting out life as 60,000 acres of land making up the Maraekakho Station, 3,300 of which were bought by Archibald MacLean in 1880.
Greenhill Lodge, named after MacLean’s old home in Scotland, was designed by George Sollitt, with a three-storey viewing turret inspired by the gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside, as well as the uninterrupted vistas of the night sky (after dark, climb the turret to use the viewing telescope).
The gardens were added by Alfred Buxton, a renowned landscape gardener during the colonial era. Today, Greenhill Lodge stands as a unique example of High Victorian architecture in New Zealand.
Guest accommodation is comprised of three suites, two guest rooms and one individual cottage, all of which are decorated to reflect the history and luxury of the lodge, as fit for royalty (the lodge once hosted Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, in 1958).
Pick a tome from the library of New Zealand books, then curl up by the log fire in the drawing room for a relaxing and luxurious stay in an historic, rustic setting.