From a distance, new luxury lodge The Lindis, is practically indistinguishable from the landscape, its smooth barrelled roof merging like hillocks into the windswept valley that is surrounded on all sides by jagged, snow-tipped mountains.
At close range, steel framed windows become visible, and the sleek lodge emerges as a brilliant feat of architectural design, and one of the most exciting places to stay in New Zealand.
Located in the remote Ahuriri Valley on the South Island, the idea at The Lindis is to completely get away from it all. The modern-luxe, high-design interiors complement the 6000 acres of wild landscapes that surround the lodge by offering plenty of comfortable places to soak it up. In summer, submerge yourself in a hot tub; in winter, fires warm bedrooms where free-standing tubs and vast windows face the starkly beautiful valley. The spacious sofa-filled bar offers another sumptuous spot to endlessly gaze at this mesmerising scene.
Inviting as these interiors are, most guests find the lure of the great outdoors too much. And great it is. Many are drawn to The Lindis for its incredible opportunity for fly-fishing on the Ahuriri River, one of the world’s top fishing spots, which conveniently winds its way around the lodge. In just a few steps from your suite, keen fishermen and women can be casting for brown and rainbow trout on this pristine internationally-renowned stretch of river.
Congratulate yourself on a productive day’s fishing with a top-notch dinner featuring the finest of local ingredients such as New Zealand beef carpaccio and organic vegetables, matched with world-class New Zealand wine. Don’t forget to admire the night sky before you succumb to the comfort of your bed. In these unpolluted skies, the galaxy shines brighter than ever, creating a lasting memory of your trip.