Between the snow-capped mountains of the Southern Alps and the turquoise blue waters of the Kaikoura coast, you will find Amuri Estate Retreat. ‘Amuri’, means ‘the land of the shining tussock’, named for the wind that ripples over the Hanmer basin grasslands.
The tranquility and privacy amidst a spectacular setting of snow-capped mountains, clear blue skies, natural hot springs, and access to New Zealand’s famed high-country stations the Molesworth and St James, make your stay at Amuri Estate Retreat a unique experience. Explore over the 26 acres of olive groves, fruit and nut orchard, native plantings and walking tracks along a spring-fed stream.
Amuri Estate Retreat, Qualmark 5-star and rated Enviro-Gold for Responsible Tourism, combines modern contemporary accommodation with the down-to-earth practice of rural life. As daylight fades, relax on your private patio and watch the last of the sun's rays illuminate the peaks or gather with other guests by the fire in the living rooms for cocktails, conversation and antipasto. Original New Zealand artwork, sumptuous furnishings, exquisite food, quality local wine, and sparkling company bring together the spirit of warm country hospitality. The Retreat offers 3 rooms each with it's own unique design and views of the mountains. Wallace Peak Cottage is far enough away to be completely private, but close enough to walk down a path to join us for a pre-dinner drink & canapes.
Taste our fabulous fresh extra virgin olive oil with a delicious antipasto platter accompanied by glass of locally produced wine in our ‘A Taste of Italy’ comparative oil tasting sessions.
Check in from: 3:00 pm
Check out by: 11:00 am
Free Wireless Internet
This is available for your use throughout the Retreat. You are welcome to use the complementary laptop available upon request.
Hanmer Springs is a 1¾ hour drive North from Christchuch.
From Kaikoura it is a 2 hour drive on the Alpine Pacific Highway.
From the West Coast it is a 3 hour drive.
Or you can arrive by helicopter and in no time be enjoying the comforts of your Amuri Estate Retreat accommodation.
To find Amuri Estate Retreat: Turn off State Highway 7 (Lewis Pass Highway)onto Hwy 7a to Hanmer Springs. After crossing the single lane bridge across the Waiau River gorge, take the first road on the right, Medway Road. This is just before the Hanmer River bridge.
Go 2km down Medway Road and you will see two stone pillars set back from the road on the right hand side marking the entrance of our drive. Go up this drive and you will see the sign of 'Amuri Estate Retreat' on the left.
Secure Off-street parking on the property.