Anna and Peter were very welcoming to the three of us as we arrived at their attractive and warm cottage, surrounded by their wonderful garden set in a amphitheatre of regenerating native bush. Fortified with a cup of excellent tea, a slice of wonderfully fresh bread with home made apricot jam we set off to explore the garden which we noted contained Nikau palms! never seen before his far south. Truly a labour of love. On to the nearby Allan's Beach and a seal and penguin siting under oue belts we returned to use of Dany's Chef at Home service for a splendid dinner to round off a memorable stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury eco garden accommodation with spectacular views of Dunedin’s Otago Peninsula. Hereweka Garden Retreat offers self-contained architecturally eco-designed boutique accommodation. Located in the renowned Hereweka Garden, the secluded retreat property has the only remaining valley of native forest on the Otago Peninsula, and overlooks the breath-taking vista of Hoopers Inlet. Just 30 minutes drive from the central city in Dunedin, it is situated on the slopes of the iconic Harbour Cone, far from the noise of traffic and close to many attractions on the Otago Peninsula. ... more less