sika deer, red deer, fallow deer, wild goat, wild boar, water fowl and pheasant.
With plenty of food growing in sunny Hawke’s Bay both the game and fowl in this area are healthy and well fed. Depending on the season guided tours with equipment can be arranged for sika deer, red deer, fallow deer, wild goat, wild boar, water fowl and pheasant. Guides can arrange for trophies to be mounted and shipped accordingly.
With over 35 years experience in fishing Hawkes Bay’s rivers and over 25 years experience in the wine industry Grant Petherick can offer fly fishing & wine tours, taylor made to your individual needs
Luxury 5 Star Accommodation in Hawke’s Bay
Each private guest bedroom has a spectacular view overlooking a vineyard and expansive rural landscape. All of the rooms are air conditioned and have their own ensuite bathroom.The downstairs suite has wheel chair access and an easy access to the guest lounge and dining room.The guest dining room is a focal point of the house. This room is particularly special, with a stunning rural aspect over the vineyard. With an inviting, relaxed, sumptuous feel to it, this is the perfect environment to experience Malcolm’s superb cuisine.
You will sit with other guests to enjoy conversation, swap stories or share tales of your day out in Wine Country Hawke’s Bay.With it’s spectacular view the private guest lounge is a place you can relax.
The French doors lead you out to the patio where you can get a closer look at the surroundings and enjoy the fresh air. If you choose to spend time inside, there are plenty of good books to read, music to listen to and other guests to socialise with.This lounge has air conditioning for those hot summer nights and a wonderful open fire to sit by during the crisp winter evenings
Breckenridge Lodge – Cooking Classes
This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a cooking class and learn culinary skills from a renown Chef who is happy to share with you some of the tricks of the trade.You will be given a glass of bubbly on arrival and have time to meet and chat with the rest of the group before the class begins. A typical lesson teaches you skills for preparing a 3 course gourmet dinner menu, with ideas for matching wines.After the class, you sit down to eat together in the dining room where Malcolm will provide a wine match for each course. This gives you an opportunity for general conversation, to gain knowledge about the choosen wine, to discuss any other culinary questions you may have, and of course enjoy the food!If you have your own suggestions for a cooking class, Malcolm can tailor one to suit you.Cooking classes at the Lodge are a great way to meet new people, share a fun experience with a friend or give a unique gift to a special person.
ActivitiesThe vibrant Hawke’s Bay district boasts many unique wineries, activities and festivals for you to enjoyArt DecoNapier is the Art Deco Capital of the World. Take a guided tour to learn the history of the devastating 1931 earthquake that destroyed and ultimately changed the face of this quaint town. Or stroll along the streets on your own to see the most comprehensive Art Deco styled town in the worldWine ToursHawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s oldest wine growing region.
The mild winters and warm sun-soaked summers make this area a prime location for some of the world’s leading Chardonnay, Syrah, and Bordeaux blend reds. There are over 30 cellar doors within 15 minutes of Breckenridge Lodge to taste or tour. A variety of tours are available and can be arranged to pick up and drop off at the lodgeCyclingWith over 200 kilometers of cycling trails along the coast or amongst the vines there is path for every level of cyclist. Bikes can be delivered to the lodge, or you can be outfitted, dropped off and picked up by a touring company for a day of sightseeing or wine tasting
Golf: There are three impressive golf courses in the area. The Napier Golf Club is a mere 3 kilometers from the lodge and is one of the oldest clubs in the country. It hosted the first New Zealand Open. Hastings Golf Club is a 15-minute drive from the lodge and is ranked as one of the top 10 courses in the country. Cape Kidnappers is a 45 minute drive to the club house and has been consistently listed as one of the top golf destinations in the world since its opening in 2004Maori Cultural ToursHawke’s Bay is rich in Maori culture. With a private Waimarama tour you can learn the history and legends directly from a Waimarama tribal elder as you take in the scenery and locations of the gorgeous landscape. There are several tours form which to choose based on different routes and times.Gannet SafarisTake a tour by tractor over the beach or overland by vehicle to see the largest mainland colony of gannets in the world. Guides begin the tour by pointing out the natural geography and flora of the area while en route. When you reach the gannet colony you can watch their daily routine of hatching and raising their chicks as well as witness their seemingly clumsy landings as they come and go
The Farmers Market in Hastings is on every Sunday rain or shine! A traditional market where you can meet the grower or producer and buy direct from the source.Hiking & Nature WalksWhether you want to take a relaxing stroll or get the heart pumping we have it all from sea to bush. Close to the lodge you can explore our gardens for a quite stroll, walk the limestone path by the river or to a historical Maori land site. A few minutes in the car can take you to walks along the aqua sea, through green native bush, among bird thriving estuaries, or to the top of Te Mata Peak, which has panoramic views of the entire bay area
Enjoy the best vistas of the area on horseback. Beginners to advance riders can choose rides by the sea, along the river or even through the vines to lunch at a wineryIntimate WeddingsAll love stories are beautiful. At Breckenridge we try to enhance that beauty. Intimate garden weddings overlooking rows of pristine vines with wide-open skies make it the perfect place to celebrate yourlove. Contact us directly for dates and details.
Location & Transportation
How to get here: Breckenridge Lodge is conveniently situated only minutes drive from Napier, Hastings, Taradale and the Napier Airport
What people are saying about Breckenridge Lodge
My husband and I stayed here for vacation from 3/11 - 3/15 and had a wonderful time. We paid a little extra for the Sunlight Peak suite and the views were out of this world!!! The room was very clean as well, and the bed was comfortable. We experienced our first CO blizzard on 3/13 and looking out at the whiteout conditions was very enjoyable thanks to the view from our room :) We ate at the onsite restaurant Traverse several times (for both dinner and breakfast) and it did not disappoint in any way. The restaurant has out of this world views of the Rockies which makes your evening dinner experience that much more special . The shuttle service offered by this hotel is AWESOME! You simply call the shuttle number whenever you want to go in town, and they are there to pick you up in a matter of minutes. We took advantage of this service the whole week we were there. The drivers never acted annoyed that you were calling them, even if it was multiple times a day. For the duration of our trip, Justen was both our shuttle driver and dinner server. He was FANTASTIC and went out of his way to ensure we had a nice vacation. We had plenty of laughs and good conversation with him:) Joey, the bartender, served us a few times as well and was very polite and professional
This is a beautiful rustic lodge that sits high on a hill opposite the ski area at Breckenridge. The staff here is very accommodating and helpful. I thought maybe being a bit outside of the main activity would be a hindrance but not so. The shuttle drivers are so fantastic you were never more than a few minutes away from the action plus you don't have to do any of the driving.
The rooms are large and tastefully decorated in a mountain lodge feel. The breakfast included with the room was very good and great before heading out to the slopes. I found the beds to be very comfortable and conducive to sleep.
Alas, I did not have a great view that you hear so much about. It might have something to do with the fact that I booked very late and probably got the last room available. If you want a great view, you don't want to stay in room #109 which only looks out at the parking lot. Besides the view, nothing else in the room was skimped on at all. Next time I will be sure to book earlier!
The restaurant/breakfast buffet does have a great view looking out over the surrounding hills so you can soak in the mountain splendor while filling up for a great day of skiing
This was an awesome experience. We really liked our bar tender Fian. Awesome job thanks for taking care of us. The customer service has been outstanding and very accommodating. The food is very good. Room service was on point. Highly recommend staying here