Pigeon Bay, New Zealand
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Secluded Five-Star Hideaway: Gourmet Dining and Amazing Inclusions

Escape to where the world can’t find you staying at Australasia’s Leading Experiential Property, Annandale on New Zealand’s South Island. Includes daily chef-created gourmet breakfasts, nightly farm-to-table three-course dinners, complimentary Wi-Fi and discounts on activities like kayaking, clay target shooting and scenic helicopter flights.

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Fancy staying at one of the world’s leading Luxury Experiential Properties? At Annandale, a working farm set along the New Zealand Banks Peninsula in Pigeon Bay, there’s an experience for everyone.

The retreat’s four properties boast super modern touches mixed with historic charm with sea-facing terraces, open-air fire pits and heated pools. The only interaction you’ll have is with the chef when he delivers your farm-to-table daily breakfasts and nightly dinners each day, so whether you're star gazing with a cocktail in hand or kayaking through emerald green waters … getting away from it all has never felt so good!

Discover more of New Zealand’s South Island with the Luxury Escapes travel guide.

What You’ll Love…

The location – Less than 90 minutes from Christchurch Airport

At Annandale, you’ll feel like you’re the only people in the world in the middle of nowhere. You may feel a million miles from civilisation but the award-winning Annandale is actually really easy to reach as the property is situated less than a 90-minute drive from Christchurch Airport.

The Accommodation

Annandale features four unique accommodations to choose from and it comes as no surprise that the property has been awarded Australasia’s Leading Experiential Luxury Property 2017 and the World’s Leading Experiential Property for two year’s running the World Travel Awards.

Shepherd’s Cottage – Rural retreat

Set high on a hill, Annandale’s driver will take you on a spectacular 30-minute 4WD ride to reach your isolated accommodation. Peer out the window at hundreds of sheep living on the endless surrounding farmland that stretches all the way to the Pacific Ocean and Kaikoura Ranges beyond at this secluded rural retreat. The Shepherd’s Cottage is all about enjoying a glass of red in the outdoor bathtub, curling up with romantic novel under the sheepskin rug by the historic open fireplace and eating breakfast in your upstairs king bed in front sea views.

Seascape – Oceanfront romance

The sparkling jewel in Annandale’s crown of beautiful accommodation, Seascape is accessed via a 40-minute 4WD transfer across cliff-top farm tracks. High-end luxury meets a natural paradise in this beautiful property nestled next to your own private pebbled-beach with sparkling emerald water views. Laze around next to the fireplace on your outdoor lounge or outdoor spa where you can spot dolphins and seals frolicking close to shore, or head inside where the heated floors and super-king bed are more than welcoming.

Scrubby Bay – Private pool luxury

A 40-minute 4WD to a private bay will bring you to Scrubby Bay, a magical retreat for four guests with a private swimming pool overlooking the ocean. Stay with friends or family in a cedar-clad beach house with huge open-plan living and dining area complete with books and games, a sun-drenched deck and three oceanfront bedrooms. Scrubby Bay has its own stretch of pebbly beach, ideal for little ones dipping their toes in the water for the first time.

The Homestead – A home-away-from-home

Perfect for family or groups of friends, The Homestead was built in the 1800s and has been lovingly restored to create a beautiful home-away-from-home in a tranquil setting. You’ll feel like the lord and lady or the manor at this huge five-bedroom property that features a swimming pool and spa pool, tennis court, gym, a secret passage, and enchanting gardens with decks where you can relax and enjoy quality time with loved ones.

The Food – Daily breakfasts and nightly three-course dinners included

New Zealand is renowned for its delicious local produce and each day you can enjoy chef-prepared daily breakfasts and nightly three-course dinners. Prior to your arrival, Annandale will send you a simple form for you to highlight your dining preferences with the chef working closely with the properties gardener to cater to your tastes. The chef creates all the dishes in consultation with you, so you just need to serve and enjoy.

The Activities – Enjoy 10% off select activities

Welcome to a natural playground which you can explore at your leisure or with the hotel’s activities. Receive 10% off nature cruising to spot the rare Hectors dolphins (the smallest dolphins in the world), kayaking off the Banks Peninsula coast, tours of Annandale farm, mountain biking, 4WD motor biking, clay target shooting, art classes, yoga, cooking classes, wine tours, scenic helicopter flights and more.

Perfect for families and couples

Loved up couples looking for a romantic interlude or families seeking a digital detox can indulge in some much needed downtime at this one-of-a-kind property.

Valid for travel until 31 October 2019 (bookings must be made before 31 October 2018).

Blackout Dates: Not valid for travel:

All accommodation: 1 October 2018 - 30 April 2019

Shepherds Cottage

8 - 12, 17 - 20, 22 - 24 August 2018

6 - 9, 12 - 15 September 2018

20 - 23, 25 - 27 September 2018

28 September - 1 October 2018


21 - 25 August 2018

30 August - 7 September 2018

6 - 9 September 2018

13 - 15, 17 - 23, 27 - 30 September 2018

Scrubby Bay

24 August 2018

8, 30 September 2018

5 - 7 October 2019


11 August 2018

8, 18, 22 - 24 September 2018

26 September - 2 October 2018

Check Availability: To confirm your dates of stay at purchase, click on 'Check Availability' and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates. Dates with a surcharge are identified.

7-Day Change of Mind ‘No Questions Asked’ Refund Guarantee: Things don’t always work out. Our 7-day Change of Mind Guarantee is there to help. Within 7 days of purchase we’ll happily provide a full refund on cancellation of your escape (so long as you don’t have a confirmed booking/stay in the next 14 days).

Feel Like Changing your Dates? No worries… You can make one (1) change to the date of your booking provided the change is made no less than 45 days before the start of your original booking date and provided you choose dates which are of an equal value and are available. Any change to booking dates is subject to and must be made online in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Shepherd’s Cottage and Seascape - Package valid for two adults.

Maximum Capacity: The maximum capacity is two adults. No additional guests can be accommodated.

Scrubby Bay - Package valid for four adults.

Maximum Capacity: The maximum capacity is four adults. No additional guests can be accommodated.

The Homestead - Package valid for six adults.

Maximum Capacity: The maximum capacity is six adults. No additional guests can be accommodated.

Connecting rooms are not available.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to website's terms and conditions.

  • Chef-prepared meals
  • 4WD transfers from the Homestead to your accommodation
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Helicopter transfers (charges apply)

Getting to Annandale is easy. The property is located less than a 90-minute drive from Christchurch Airport with regular flights into Christchurch available from most major Australian cities with Emirates, Qantas, Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia.

Once you arrive at Annandale, you will be taken to your accommodation by 4WD (takes approximately 45 minutes).

Need Flights? We have a dedicated team who are able to assist with all your flight requirements. If you need a stopover or are looking at travelling to more destinations, our team can help. Contact our flights concierge team using the phone number on our website.

130 Wharf Rd, Pigeon Bay 7583, New Zealand
Annandale is a truly special property, allowing you to get away from everyone and everything. Their amazing chef prepares gourmet meals in advance for you, preparing breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and had them discretely delivered to your door once a day. The instructions for finishing the meals are easy, and spark that culinary joy in you as you finish your own meals. There's something very satisfying, and very personal, in cooking and preparing your own meals in this type of setting. It's perfect for any "foodie" and truly lends itself to the seclusion afforded by the property.
- TripAdvisor
We absolutely loved the Annandale! We stayed for two nights on our New Zealand + Bora Bora honeymoon and it was one of the highlights! The property is an experience itself overlooking the pacific with sheep and cows and total seclusion. We loved the amenities of the Shepard's Cottage including the vintage record player and wood burning fireplace. We spent hours walking and found such beautiful site along the way. We would highly recommend staying here!! It will not disappoint!
- TripAdvisor
We have travelled all over the world and have never experienced a more peaceful place to be than the Shepherd's Cottage at Annandale. If you are looking to get away from it all as we were in the middle of our New Zealand trip, Annandale is not to be missed. We altered our travel plans just to stay here and are so grateful that we did.
- TripAdvisor