The Lodge at Tikana - Southland, New Zealand

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Nestled amongst fertile southern hills, The Lodge at Tikana offers guests their own space to fully relax and unwind. Opened in 2003, Tikana caters for single party bookings. Recommended for: Adventure, Countryside, Equestrian, Fishing, Hiking, Honeymoon, Romance, Spa Services, Tennis, Wildlife.

The Lodge at Tikana is a deer and horse ranch located in the fertile hills near Browns. It is the ideal place for easy access to Fiordland, the Catlins and Stewart Island.

Guests who are fortunate enough to stay at Tikana will enjoy exclusive use of this purpose built sanctuary. The Lodge is yours and yours alone for your stay. You have the run of the place, from the espresso machine and the library full of books and DVDs to the double soaking tub with a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. The floors are heated, and the living room features a wood-burning fireplace.

Tasting the delicacies of a country is a part of the adventure of traveling and Southland's prime lamb, beef and venison, cooked to perfection, or its plethora of delectable seafood, will wet your palate. Each course of your evening meal is brought to you individually in your private dining room within the lodge.

The personalized menu is discussed with you each day. As you are their only guests, your menu choice and the time of dining are tailored to suit you. Your preferences and dietary requirements are all taken into consideration when your meals are prepared with the finest quality produce and fresh herbs from the garden. There is a strong emphasis on the use of organic produce.

Add to that, the choice of the best New Zealand wines or beers and it's an epicurean delight. The fridge is well stocked with delicatessen-type food for you to nibble on.

On-site activities include hiking, a grass tennis court for those of a sporting bent. For the more active, day trips can be arranged in cooperation with various Southland tour operators. Somehow they've even managed to figure out how to bring in professional therapists for spa treatments.

If you have been out all day seeing the sights, the tranquility of The Lodge's setting will invade your soul on your return as you start to unwind without even thinking, lying in the duo bath looking out the bi-fold windows across the real New Zealand landscape, with a glass of fine wine from the wine cellar.

Trip Type

Family Vacation, Romantic Getaway


Jacuzzi / Hot Tub Library Restaurant Spa Services Fishing Hiking Horseback Riding Tennis The Spa features an array of therapeutic treatments with the accent on total relaxation, rejuvenation and absolute luxurious indulgence, all in the privacy of your own sanctuary. Only the finest of ingredients from Pier Augé and Living Nature are used at the Lodge at Tikana. We engage the services of professional therapists who are members of MAB Th. NZ.


The Lodge at Tikana is part of a working farm so there are lots of activities unique to the New Zealand rural lifestyle as well as relaxing and getting pampered. Tennis, Spa treatments, Bush walks, Day trips. Fiordland Wilderness Expedition Discover Stewart Island Captain Cook Adventure