In New Zealand there are seven sheep to every human. Now you can stay among the country’s most famous animals at a new luxury lodge built on a working sheep farm.
Cabot Lodge lies in the middle of Cathedral Peaks Station, which has been a working sheep station for five generations. In recent years, it’s also expanded its farming facilities and, as a result, guests can enjoy fresh vegetables, eggs, honey, berries and meat that all come from the grounds. Breakfast and pre-dinner canapes are available every day or you can also get a lunch hamper for a picnic.
The luxury lodge borders the stunning Fiordland National Park which has 1.2 million hectares of forests, lakes, valleys, caves and mountains to explore. There are also plenty of activities in the park such as a scenic flight, a lake cruise, jet boating, kayaking, fishing and, of course, lots of hiking options.
The accommodation itself is designed to be luxurious, with four different suites that can accommodate up to ten people in total. All the rooms have a view overlooking Lake Manapour and the surrounding mountains and some have full cooking facilities and private outdoor seating.
Cabot Lodge is welcoming its first guests in November 2018 and, due to its secluded location, is reachable by helicopter or light aircraft drive, as well as by car. It’s available to book through specialist travel company New Zealand In Depth, who have said they expect it to be fully booked. It’s also available as part of the accommodation in a package from the company.