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Relaxing Getaway Beneath the Kakanui Mountains in Central Otago, New Zealand

Kyeburn Diggings, South Island (New Zealand)

Relaxing Getaway Beneath the Kakanui Mountains in Central Otago, New Zealand

New accommodation
Nature Lodge
3 guests
Private room

Originally built in 1862 to provide accommodation to travelers passing through the Kyeburn Diggings mining settlement during the Otago Gold Rush, this historical lodge in Central Otago, New Zealand, has been carefully refurbished to preserve the core aspects of its original building and retain its 19th century character, all while bringing its comforts and amenities into the 21st century.

This getaway rental provides relaxing accommodation for two guests with one bedroom, an ensuite shower room, and a private toilet. The bedroom features a double bed that can be split into twin beds upon request, while the ensuite shower room also contains a handbasin. Across the hall from the bedroom, guests will find the private toilet. Linens and towels are provided. Other amenities include central heating, facilities for making coffee and tea, and Wi-Fi access throughout the lodge's public spaces.

The public spaces include a lounge, a bar, and a dining room/restaurant. The lounge provides an ideal place to relax, socialize, or warm up after a long day outside, with a variety of couches and sofa chairs set around a large fireplace in a rustic, cozy setting distinguished by wood floors, brick walls, and vaulted ceilings with exposed beams. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available at the dining room/restaurant, while an extensive range of wines, whiskeys, and other liquors can be ordered from the bar and sipped by the warm glow of the fireplace.

The lodge thus provides guests with an accommodation that is not just a place to sleep while they explore the many attractions of the surrounding Maniototo region, but also a getaway destination onto itself—a place for them to unwind, dine, drink, and enjoy each other's company in its unique, welcoming, and peaceful atmosphere, which evokes the bygone days of the gold rush-era while celebrating the pleasures of the present.

At the lodge, guests will enjoy access to a lounge, a bar, and a dining room/restaurant, the interiors of which reflect the lodge's Gold Rush-era heritage. In the lounge, guests will find a cozy, rustic space for socializing, replete with comfortable couches and sofa chairs, a large fireplace, wooden floors, and bricks walls set beneath a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams.

The lodge's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a similarly cozy and rustic setting. For breakfast, guests can enjoy blueberry pancakes with maple syrup, eggs Benedict, and tea or freshly ground coffee. The lunch and dinner menus feature locally-grown produce and can be paired with the restaurant's extensive selection of wines, whiskeys, and other liquors.

Within their accommodation, guests will enjoy central heating and facilities for making coffee and tea. They will also enjoy Wi-Fi access throughout the lodge's public areas.

3 beds

  • 1 Double bed
  • 1 Extra Bed additional charge
  • 1 Crib additional charge

Features and services

  • Heating
  • Shower
  • Linens and pillows
  • Parking
  • Deck/Patio
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Yoga

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Accommodation rules

  • Check-in: Flexible early check-in allowed additional charge
  • Check out: Flexible late check-out allowed additional charge
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Events allowed
Smoking is not permitted.

Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days
Moderate: You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.

Location and surroundings

Kyeburn Diggings, South Island (New Zealand)

Detailed location provided after booking


  • Swimming
  • Winter sports
  • Horseback riding on-site
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • ATV/Quads/4x4
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Wildlife watching
  • Hunting
  • Tennis
  • Golfing
  • Feeding animals

Guests will have plenty of outdoor and indoor recreation options to choose from during their stay. At Naseby Forest, they will find trails for hiking and biking, dams for fishing and swimming, and a track for luging. In and around the town of Naseby, guests can ice skate at the Naseby Ice Rink, play a game of curling at the Naseby Indoor Curling Rink, play tennis at the town's Recreation Ground, and hit the links at the Naseby Golf Course. Other options include going on a sled dog ride through Real Dog Adventures and four-wheel drive vehicle riding with Off Trail Tours.

For more relaxed activity options in Naseby, guests can visit the Early Settlers Museum and the Naseby Motoring Museum. For dining, guests can enjoy meals right at the lodge's restaurant, or they can head to the Naseby Lodge Restaurant, the Ancient Briton, or the Royal Hotel, which also have bars. More options for dining and shopping can be found in nearby Ranfurly, where guests can also rent bicycles from Ranfurly Bike Hire and Central Otago Rail Trail Cycle Tours. The name of the latter refers to the 150-kilometer walking, cycling, and horseback riding trail that runs through the region and is one of its most popular tourist attractions.