Aoturoa Luxury Villa Accommodation, Wanaka (between Queenstown & Wanaka)

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Aoturoa Luxury Villa is located 18kms from Wanaka and 35kms from Cromwell in the Otago wine region

Aoturoa (pronounced Ow-tu-roa) means World of Light and is a privately owned luxury retreat, nestled on 50 acres of river flat in the valley between Queenstown and Lake Wanaka on the banks of New Zealand’s 2nd largest river, the Clutha.

Aoturoa is a modern two-story villa built for comfort and durability. With 360 degree mountain views, the magnificent vistas are pictured from every room. Aoturoa offers more than accommodation with acres to explore, trout & salmon to fish for, and barely a building in sight – a perfect place to unwind.

Jon and Lesley, your hosts, are New Zealanders who have lived overseas & travelled extensively. They built Aoturoa in 2002 and love living here It’s a place of extraordinary contrasts in a stimulating landscape. So much to explore. A photographer’s dream.

Aoturoa has a strong focus on the regions outstanding food & wine. It is an ideal base to experience the internationally renowned vineyards with cellar door wine tasting.

Luxury Villa Accommodation

Aoturoa is architecturally designed in the style of accommodation your hosts Jon & Lesley enjoy staying in when they travel. A warm, friendly, casual, comfortable country retreat in splendid isolation - and close to all the regions attractions. It’s so easy to relax here. Also on offer are 2 guest lounges with open fireplaces, extensive book & DVD libraries and free internet. The four deluxe guest bedrooms are spacious and beautifully furnished with private ensuites. The luxurious deep French bathtubs offer the perfect relaxation at the end of the day and you can pamper yourself with an infusion of Passionfruit and Echinacea or Fig and Licorice bath salts. All bedrooms have breathtaking mountain views. They include super king size beds with crisp sheets, down quilts and pillows, satellite TV & DVD player.

Food & Wine

A full or continental breakfast is included in the tariff ranges from simple and light to full and hearty. A selection of teas and coffees, delicious local fruits and juices, homemade preserves and muesli, farm baked breads and fresh seasonal products.

Fine home-cooked cuisine is an integral part of the Aoturoa experience. Flavoursome and healthy dishes are served using locally grown produce, fresh vegetables and fruits supplemented from Aoturoa’s gardens and complemented by an array of regional wines, especially the much-celebrated pinot noir. Meals are relaxed, shared with fellow guests and the hosts. A diverse array of fine food is on offer to suit your palette. The “Meal of the Day” is discussed with you personally and vegetarian meals catered for.

Dining Out
Lake Wanaka offers a variety of restaurants catering to a range of tastes. Ask Jon and Lesley for recommendations.

Fly Fishing the Clutha River

There is good dry fly fishing in the Clutha River for Rainbow and Brown Trout. For those wishing to learn about fly-fishing we offer an introductory course with casting tuition on our lawn, followed by practice and fishing at the nearby river.

Aoturoa has fly fishing equipment available. For Wilderness Fly Fishing around the lakes and rivers in the area, we can recommend experienced guides.

Lake Wanaka township is a short 15 minute drive away and fun for boutique shopping, visiting great cafes, restaurants, bars & art galleries or treating yourself to a spa treatment. With Mt Aspiring National Park on the doorstep & the magnificent Lake, outdoor enthusiasts have lots to choose from – hiking, biking, fishing, jet boating, kayaking, climbing, skiing & snowboarding.

AOTUROA RATES: (Quoted in NZ$, Subject to Change)

To 30 April 2012
NZ$540 per room per night, includes breakfasts and government tax.

1 May 2012 to 31 October 2012
NZ$390 per room per night, includes breakfasts and government tax.

1 November 2012 to 30 April 2013
NZ$390-$440 per room per night, includes breakfasts and government tax.

Complete Villa Rental Unhosted
(six bedrooms - all ensuites; two lounges, full kitchen etc)
Minimum 7 days, tariff on request.

Aoturoa Luxury Villa Accommodation, Wanaka (between Queenstown & Wanaka) Enquiry Form


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