Minaret Station offers New Zealand's premier alpine experience, with guided hiking, fly-fishing, heli-skiing, and hunting amidst the spectacular Southern Alps.
In an area of outstanding beauty and off the tourist trail lies Annandale, an iconic sheep and cattle farm offering four distinctive luxury villas with relaxed Kiwi-style informality. Developed in 1843, Annandale was one of the earliest and most renowned farms in New Zealand’s South Island. With 10 kilometers of spectacular and rugged coastline, Annandale today boasts 4,000 acres, 500 cattle and between 7,000 and 14,000 sheep. Our aim is to breed the finest stock through sustainable farming practices for the most delicious meat and best quality wool, while providing world-class luxury accommodation, farm-to-table cuisine and uniquely authentic experiences for our guests.
The centerpiece of this historic farm is the restored 5-bedroom Annandale Homestead which now has every modern convenience whilst sympathetically retaining its original charm and character overlooking the ocean and being surrounded by magnificent gardens, a restored fernery, and state-of-the-art recreation facilities including infinity pool, spa pool and tennis court. Authentic, rustic and thoroughly charming, the historic Shepherd’s Cottage provides an inspiring rural retreat for two with uninterrupted views of the sparkling ocean. Scrubby Bay, a luxurious 4-bedroom cedar-clad beach house in its own bay is the perfect location for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of family and friendship. The sparkling jewel in Annandale’s crown is Seascape, an ultra modern retreat in a picturesque private bay providing a truly romantic experience for couples.
While we offer every luxury and comfort on the inside, it is what’s on the outside that really sets Annandale apart. The turquoise waters surrounding the property are perfect for water activities, including guided kayaking and nature cruises on Annandale’s powerboat to see native wildlife, potentially encountering the famed Hector’s dolphins - the rarest and smallest dolphin in the world - seals, blue penguins or orca. Guests can arrange for an off road 4WD motorbike tour adventure, enjoy a hike or bike across the spectacular farm, practice their aim with clay target shooting, or relax with a massage, facial or other spa service in their villa. Additionally, there are onsite farm–to–table cooking lessons with our award winning chef or helicopter scenic flights from wine tasting or lunch at a vineyard, whale watching off the Kaikoura Coast, to discovering the mighty peak of Mt Cook.
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RD3 Akaroa 7550
Tel: +64 (0)3 304 6841
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