• Idyllic farm setting
  • Historic Farm Homestead
  • Farm tours and hiking available
  • Centrally located to all North Canterbury attractions


When you stay at The Gates Country Lodge, you can be assured of the true New Zealand experience. Your hosts are Jim and Wendy Harré, born and bred New Zealanders, who love North Canterbury with a passion. It’s a spectacular region that encompasses rich farmland, extensive vineyards, snow-capped mountains and broad rivers. It’s also renowned for the thermal spa pools at Hanmer Springs and the coastal town of Kaikoura, where whale watching is a must.

The Gates Country Lodge takes full advantage of its stunning location, offering fine regional wines, fresh local produce and a full range of authentic experiences, including trout and salmon fishing, jet boating down the Waiau river and horse trekking in remote, undiscovered countryside.

Come and relax in the privacy and peace of this historic Lodge, set in 22 acres of grounds complete with swimming pool, croquet lawn and tennis court. Or make the most of the many activities we offer, tailored to suit your individual requirements.

Whatever you have in mind for your stay, you can always count on welcoming, friendly hospitality and the highest levels of service. Book with confidence, knowing that The Gates Country Lodge was named by the United Kingdom’s Guardian newspaper as one of the Five best Antipodean Retreats.

Experience the comfort and elegance of historic homestead accommodation in a stunning rural setting.

“We thank you for a perfect stay – food, wine and personalised treatment made us feel extra special. Just loved waking to the birds and we appreciate you going the extra mile in many ways.”