My wife and I stayed at Maungatautari Lodge for the last four nights of our month long visit to New Zealand. The Lodge, accommadation - in one of the garden cottages -, food and ambience were excellent. Our hosts Christine and Peter could not have been more attentive or friendly. They produced an excellent wine before dinner for us to taste, and this was followed by Chris's excellent cooking. It was fine New Zealand food, cooked with flair, taking into consideration our preferences.
The gardens and paddocks were lovely with late summer flowers. The swimming pool was an ideal place to cool off after a hike on the Maungatautari mountain.
We stayed February 2005