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

Driving directions

From Kaikoura and Blenheim

Take Highway 1 south from Kaikoura, and approximately 3 kilometres past Kaikoura township on the right hand side is a golf course. Just past the golf course turn right onto Highway 70 towards Mt Lyford, Waiau and Hanmer Springs. From here to The Gates Country Lodge is approximately 1 hour’s travel.

Eight kilometres past Mt Lyford Lodge (very large log construction building) and the Mt Lyford turn-off you will come to a valley with very sharp corners leading down into it, and at the bottom of the valley is a one-way bridge over the Wandle stream. The Gates Road is about 100 metres past this bridge on the left hand side. Opposite The Gates Road is a blue Lodge accommodation sign.

The Gates Country Lodge is half a kilometre along an unsealed road (The Gates Road) on the left hand side.

Travelling time from Kaikoura is approximately one hour and ten minutes.

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