Ewe Zealand: New Zealand In Depth unveil luxury bucolic retreat

TD Editor

New Zealand In Depth, purveyors of specialist travel experiences, have announced the launch of a new luxury property in New Zealand – and it comes with a side order of lamb.

Drawing on New Zealand’s reputation as producers of some the finest ovine products on the market, the travel firm has created an authentic working sheep farm experience – but with all of the comfort and service associated with a luxury lodge.

Paul Carberry, founder of New Zealand In Depth, said: “Cabot Lodge will bring something new and exciting for guests travelling to New Zealand later this year. It has perfectly combined authentic New Zealand with true luxury, whilst still feeling like you are part of the family. Everything has been thought of from the views and activities on offer, through to the delicious farm-style breakfast. This is one that we expect to book up quickly!”


Located in the heart of the Cathedral Peaks Station, bordering the Fiordland National Park, Cabot Lodge – built and owned by fifth-generation sheep farmers the McDonalds – features four differently themed suites. These make for ideal accommodations for weary guests after a long day exploring the dramatic locale.

Guests of the lodge can enjoy the fruits of the family’s labour, served with fresh honey, berries, meats, as well as the fresh produce from the glasshouse and eggs from the resident chickens. That’s not to mention full farm-style breakfasts on the menu every morning, and pre-dinner drinks and canapes served daily. Guests are also able to request lunch hampers, to keep them fed and watered while trekking through Fiordland.

“The lodge is in such a spectacular spot with the option to arrive by helicopter on a 25-minute flight from Queenstown, a 10-minute light aircraft from Te Anau airport, or a spectacular drive up to the lodge,” added Carberry. “It’s also the seclusion that appeals for this luxury property allowing guest to experience authentic New Zealand in the privacy of the lodge that looks out to picture perfect farmland, fiords and mountains beyond.”

Cabot Lodge opens in November 2018 and will be available for bookings all year-round. A five-night six-day trip with New Zealand In Depth costs from £1800 (USD 2,355) per person including two nights at Cabot Lodge, three nights at Azur Lodge in Queenstown on a B&B basis with car hire.

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