Sleemans Road , Mt Hutt , 8172 , New Zealand View hotel location on the map
In the rolling foothills of the Southern Alps just out of Christchurch you'll find Gunyah Country Estate. Here we indulge our guests in the understated grace and style of true quality in one of New Zealand's grand old rural homesteads. If your wish is to experience the true New Zealand of mountains, scenery and outdoor pursuits, you couldn't find a more central base than Gunyah.
Set amidst beautiful gardens and woodland walks, Gunyah's tranquil surroundings and gracious accommodation provide a magnificent retreat for the discerning traveller who appreciates quality, culture, heritage and service.
With just 5 suites, Gunyah is a haven of warm and discreet hospitality just 45 minutes from the city centre. Your hosts take pride in their magnificent estate with its extraordinary surrounding countryside.
Every room features a private ensuite bathroom. The beds are deliciously comfortable and are dressed in the best Italian linen with snug wool underlay’s and electric blankets on all beds. All rooms are light, warm and sunny and have distinctly different views of the Alps, the hills and the surrounding countryside.
In the dining room at Gunyah you will be treated to the sumptuous tastes of the freshest local fare prepared by our European chef. Every detail and refinement is catered to, so that you can relax and enjoy the delights of your meal in a warm and convivial environment.
This is what our guests have to say about us:
We found our stay highly enjoyable. The service and room was just wonderful. We had one of the most memorable dining experiences (and trust me we have had a few). The combination of ambience, love for detail and divine cooking was just amazing. This was followed by a wonderful night’s sleep and yet another memorable breakfast. When have you last had starched linen napkins and fine silver on your breakfast table? The hosts are to be applauded for their level of sophistication. We hope to get another chance to stay at Gunyah soon.
Susanne and Michael Doerner
Check in from: 4:00 pm
Check out by: 11:00 am
Gunyah is the perfect location for private business meetings. The dining room table doubles as a boardroom table for 18 people and there are two other reception rooms for groups of up to 8 each.
Morning/afternoon tea and lunch can be provided, in true Gunyah style.
From Christchurch, take Highway 73 (Arthur's Pass) to Darfield.
At the church turn left towards Mt Hutt.
Continue on State Highway 72 (Inland Scenic Route) through Glentunnel, over the Selwyn River.
Travel 10kms until you get to the small monument at the top of the hill. Follow the Gunyah signs from here.
Turn left, towards Hororata, then immediately right into Sleemans Road, past the Baptist Camp and across the Hororata River.
We are on the left; on the rise, just after the gravel road starts.
From the South and Methven: take Highway 72 (Inland Scenic Route) northbound, through the Rakaia Gorge, go past Windwhistle and at the intersection before the monument on the rise, turn right, following the Gunyah signs.
For more information please contact Gunyah Country Lodge.
Off street parking available, complimentary. Covered parking available on request.