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

Our activities

We’d like to welcome you to a totally unspoilt area of New Zealand – off the beaten track yet in easy reach of prime South Island destinations within the famous Alpine Pacific Triangle touring route.

When you stay at The Gates Country Lodge, you need look no further. We can arrange all the activities you could wish for, and we also offer four exciting activity packages: jet boating/fishing, backcountry tours, horse trekking, and wine education. All packages are totally flexible – you set the itinerary to suit your pace.

Back country tour

Let our guide Mark Eastmond transport you on a 4-wheel drive back country wilderness adventure, while you sit back and enjoy the magnificent scenery in comfort.

This full day on/off road tour (nine to 10 hours) incorporates the best of the Hurunui/Nelson Lakes districts, taking in the historic Rainbow Station and the beautiful Rotoroa and Rotoiti Lakes.

Cost: $1400 per couple, including:

  • your personal guide and professional driver
  • relaxing travel in our spacious 4×4 Toyota Landcruiser, fully equipped with air conditioning/heating, large picture windows, sun roof, stereo and comfortable seating for up to four passengers
  • delicious picnic lunch, morning and afternoon tea, and refreshments
  • accommodation with dinner at The Gates Country Lodge.