2 Night Stay
Cascade Creek Retreat is available for you to arrive any time from 2pm. Enjoy getting to know your special place for the afternoon- relax in your cosy luxurious log cabin either in front of the large open fire or sit out on the large deck overlooking the valley where you can watch or listen to many native birds. Tui, Kereru, Bellbird, Fantail, Tomtit and Grey Warblers are common and if you are lucky you may see New Zealand’s rare native falcon that live in the valley.
As evening approaches, you may have pre ordered a Cascade Creek Classic Basket so you can enter into the evening enjoying some delicious nibbles with a bottle of wine or craft beer from the Cascade Creek ‘honesty box’ cellar available to all our guests.
There is no need to pre prepare or think about any dinner as your Classic Basket has it all there for you… a menu, instructions and divine local produce for your to whip up at your convenience.
Finish off your first day by roasting the marshmallows provided on the fire before falling into a relaxed satisfied sleep on the luxuriously comfortable beds, ready for a new day tomorrow.
You have the whole day to step outside of your boutique accommodation to explore 2000 hectares of fascinating rolling hill country.
Wake up to your complimentary continental breakfast or enjoy the breakfast treats in your Classic basket with steaming coffee from the coffee machine or your choice of boutique teas.
Ease into the day, enjoying the morning bird song and the novelty of no technology at your Retreat.
Take a stroll over the farm land past streams and ponds, or through native bush on one of our many walking trails. Assess how you feel and choose either a 5 minute walk along the track to the ‘Cascading Creek’ or perhaps a 45 minute, 2 hour or 10km track might take your fancy today!
After a day of enjoying your surrounds, you may be ready for a special treat and have ordered your own personalised Chef service through us prior to your arrival. Enjoy the unique and wonderful experience of having Kelly cook and serve a delicious 3 course home-style gourmet meal for you while you relax either on the deck or in front of the fire in your own log cabin.
After a long day of relaxing and enjoyment, the perfect way to finish off the day is with a steaming hot bath outside under the stars. Take a glass of your favourite wine and enjoy the vast open sky and valley below while listening to the sound of the cascading creek nearby.
It is departure day today, but before your leave you get to enjoy your complimentary breakfast with your delicious hot coffee, listening to the birdsong as the valley awakes around you. Take a moment to write a personalised Cascade Creek postcard to your friends or family sharing with them the wonderful stay you have just enjoyed.
3 Night Stay
A 3 night itinerary is a great way to enjoy much of what the Retreat has to offer as well as the chance to take in some of the nearby short drive destinations.
Day 1 and 2 – see 2 night stay itinerary
After having relaxed and wound down at the Retreat yesterday, today is a good opportunity to head to Cascade Creeks closest city, Dunedin and enjoy its sights and activities. Just 50 minutes from Cascade Creek, Dunedins city centre and the Otago peninsula has a plethora of things to do… it is likely you could need more than one day there to enjoy it all!
Highly recommended Dunedin tourist attractions include…
- The Octagon
A well known meeting place with the locals in the heart of the city, this is where you will find plenty of ‘top-notch’ bars and cafes or just sit on the grassy bank and enjoy the bustle of the inner city.
- Otago Peninsula
Take a tour with Elim Wildlife Tours or Monarch Wildlife Cruises to view this spectacular region and wildlife. View the Royal Albatross, penguins, seals and bird life galore!
- Royal Albatross Centre
Located on the tip of the Otago Peninsula at Taiaroa Head, this is the only mainland-breeding colony for any albatross species within the Southern Hemisphere. View the informative wildlife displays and enjoy a guided tour.
- Otago Settlers Museum
Established in 1898, the museum is considered one of the country’s most significant social history museums. Learn about the indigenous Maori, Chinese goldfield workers and other migrant groups. We suggest you pre-arrange a guided tour.
- Larnach Castle & Gardens
If you love New Zealand antiques, carved ceilings, castles, stunning views and beautiful gardens then a visit to historic Larnach Castle is a must! New Zealand’s only castle boasts spectacular tower views and a Garden of International Significance where you can meander through 9 different gardens before enjoying a refreshment break in the Ballroom cafe.
- Speight’s Brewery Heritage Tour
The Speight’s Brewery is truly an Otago icon and this 90 minute our of a working brewery and heritage centre is a “must see” for any visitor to the Otago region. Of course at the end of your informative and interactive tour you can enjoy the range of beers in the private Heritage Bar!
It is departure day today, but before your leave you get to enjoy your complimentary continental breakfast with your delicious hot coffee from the coffee machine, listening to the birdsong as the valley awakes around you. Take a moment to write a personalised Cascade Creek postcard to your friends or family sharing with them the wonderful stay you have just enjoyed.